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THE" TOMB OF ROMULUS." I

DECREASE OF RABIES. 1

FAMORA. I

;THE CANCER SERUM. I

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AFFAIRS IN FRANCE. I

THE PASSION PLAY.

TROOPS FOR THE TRANSVAAL.…

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TROOPS FOR THE TRANSVAAL. I Of course, it is sincerely to be hoped that the pre- sent tension between this country and the Transvaal will not result in war; but should that unfortunate state of things be brought about, two things will at once (says the Morning Post) become evident, viz., the absolute inaccuracy of the reports as to the despatch of infantry regiments from England to South Africa as reinforcements and the state of the home battalions, which is both the cause and the proof of the impossibility of despatching reinforce- ments from home in the shape of whole battalions. There is not an infantry regiment of the Line at home at the present time con- taining 250 soldiers fit to take the field in a campaign, and there is consequently not one infantry regiment at home which could be sent abroad relying on its present composition. If it should be decided to send one or two regiments to the Cape it can only be done by depleting several other regiments of the only men in them fit to set an example to the young recruits who are continually joining the ranks. After all that has been done by the Government during the last two or three years, our home army is still in a most miserable condition so far as fitness for fighting is concerned. If reinforcements have to be sent out the opportunity will arise, should the authorities prefer that method of testing for the first time the new arrangement by which 5000 of the least rusty of the Army Reserve may be called on to rejoin the Colours, but it is more than probable that the necessary troops will be collected from Indian and Mediterranean stations, which, moreover, would be far the wisest plan, for in that case each regiment would be a homogeneous whole instead of a con- glomeration of detachments hastily thrown together and absolutely unknown to one another. It is to be hoped that Majuba will not be forgotten, and that it has been held by many that one cause of the disaster was that the hill was occupied by detach- ments from several regiments instead of by the full strength of one only.

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QUEEN'S FIRST RAILWAY JOURNEY.

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I THE POTATO CROP.

INTERVENTION IN DIVORCE SUITS.

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OUR LONDON CORESPONDENT, I

NEWS NOTES.

LAUNCING AT THE LIZARD. I…

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-SUMMER AND ITS PERILS. I

IA BIU BLAST.