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NOTES FROM THE TRANSVAAL. The following extracts from letters sent to one of our fellow townsmen by his Uncle in South Africa show the feelings of Englishmen in regard to affairs in the Transvaal:— I want to tell you a bit about this wretched business in the Transvaal. Well, that's over for the present, and again the dirty Boers have dragged England's flag and name in the mire. You should hear how they are bragging 1 They say the English are no cowards, but there are only a few of them and can never beat them. That England's glory is waning if not gone, and one almost asks oneself if it is so ? It looks like it or at all events it seems as if there is a screw loose somewhere. Only think that an old ignoramus like Paul Kruger should out-general our English leaders-a man who never had a day's schooling in his life. As soon as he heard Jameson had crossed the border he takes advantage of the National Union being ignorant of the fact, sends for their leaders and says Now you keep still and I'll take off these heavy duties and have laws passed next Volksraad (or Parliament) and give you all you are crying for.' Then with the same breath sends out Piet Jonbert the only general they have, and orders him to go and cut down Jameson's, men who were merely passing through to help the diggers as they thought to put down Kaffir riots at New Year. People are having their eyes opened a bit and asking who fired the first shot, and it is to be hoped this will be found cut before Jameson and his officers are tried. You call Jameson's affair a farce. Little do you know the result of that mistake to English people in this country. We, who were once the head, are now the tail and have to carry it between our legs. Do not be surprised to hear of hundreds of Britishers, true and loyal hitherto giving all up in this colony at a great sacrifice, and going under the hated Republican flag for protection. No, England's power is a myth. I regret to write it, but she has coolly taken so many beatings and slaps from a handful of dirty Boers, and half civilised only, and has forsaken her own progeny out here, that it can well be said as of Rome of old She is not now What once she was One growl or swish of the tail to let the nations know she is not dead is all that's needed. I trust I am, like my Divine Master, a peace-lover and a peace-maker, but there is no more peace in Africa for English men and women so long as England submits to every indignity. More to her shame her sons have no longer security from the oppres- sion and reproach of those haters of everything English-the real Boers. So there is no alternative but to leave the country or go under a flag you dislike."