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TO A FINISH. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
TO A FINISII. A purc Dutch autononmy (after the war) is as inconceivable as pure Eng lish autonomy is impracticable. Lord Salisbury's speech removes all fear that the British Government is only half finishing the work in hand. "Cape Times."
THE KAISER'S VISIT. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
THE KAIISER'S ViSIT. The Emperor William's visit has brought him to England at a moment which will conclusively refute for him, if the refutation were necessary, the absurd delusions with which some Continental nations please themsalve.s as to the decline of the war-power and the war-temper of England.-"The World."
A FRENCH PROGNOSTICATION. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
A FRENCH PROGNOSTICATION. England's immense Empire may fall to pieces at any moment. She has against her throughout the world an amount of hatred only too justified,and ill-will so considerable, that the day when she meets with a reverse she will find no one to assist and to defend her. On the contrary, it will be a question of who will be the first to forsake her and w*who will seize upon the fragments of her riches.-"La France," Bordeaux.
NATAL DEMANDS ANNEXATION. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
NATAL DEMANDS ANNEXATION. Unless the Transvaal is annexed and the Dutch population prevented from exercising dominance, and Natal con sulted for future arrangements, the Empire will be disintegrated. Canada will start off to go to the United States, and Australia will be declaring her in dependence. The Boers must be de prived of representative government. -"Natal Witness," quoted by "Daily Chronicle."
LETTERS FROM THE LITTLE ONES. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
LETTERS FROM TIHE LITTLE ONES. My Dear Flamingo,-I wish you a very happy and very prosperous New Year. I forward you a story which I think your readers will enjoy as much as I did when I read it. "An African king presented a Spanish king .with a magnificent orange tree, whose creamy, waxy blossoms and wonderful fragrance excited the admiration of the whole Court. Many begged in .vain for a branch of the plant, and a foreign ambassador was tormented by the desire to introduce so great a curiosity to his native land. 'He used every possible means, fair or foul, to accomplish his purpose, but all his efforts coming to naught he gave up in despair. The fair daughter of the Court gardener was loved by a young artisai, but lacked the dowry the family considered necessary in a bride. One day, chancing to break off a spray of orange blossoms, the gardener thoughtlessly gave it to his daughter. Seeing the coveted prize in the girl's hair, the wily ambassador offered her a sum sufficient for ...
AFTER THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
AFTER THE WAtR. It must be desirable that every opportunity should be taken to con vince the Government of the un doubted fact that the nation would 'bitterly resent being deprived of the legitimate fruits of victory. It expects, and rightly expects,. the present ad ministration to tak'& such order with the South African Republics that no such war as the present will ever be possible again. To nine men out of ten the simple and obvious method of securing this desirable result is by painting the African map red from TKimberley to Newcastle, and from Tuli to Aliwal North; and, to speak plainly, with anything less than this the nation will not be satisfied.-"The London Letter."
AFTER THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
AF'TEI? THE WAR. We have French subjects in Canada who, for 150 years, have enjoyed their language and liberties under a Govern ment which has long learned wisdom and toleration. There is no reason why the British flag should not wave over a contented and prosperous South Africa.-"Civil and Military Gazette," Lahore.
SOME SIDELIGHTS. THE ENGLISH PEOPLE UNDERSTAND. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
SSOPIE SIDELIWi TS. 'THE.ENGLISH PEOPLE UNDER STAND. It is not for the Uitlanders alone .that the English are fighting, but for England's prestige in all her colonies and in the eyes of the world. If the South African insurrection against the English crown had been tolerated, the ,whole Empire would have been men aced. And since the English people un .derstand the war in this light, they will know how to find the means to attain their object.-"Popolo Romano," Rome.
IN DARKEST AFRICA. INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF A MOUNTAIN CLIMB. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
IN DARiiEST' AFPRICA; INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF A MOUNTAIN CLIMB. A representative of Reuter's agency has had an interview with Mr. H. J. Mackinder on his return from East Africa, in the course of which the ex plorer gave some particulars of the successful ascent of Mount Konia. Of the first part of his journey Mr. Mac kinder said:-"From Mombasa along the whole route of the railway there were dreadful scenes caused by famine, especially in the Wakamba country. Living skeletons collected round the various stations begging for a morsel of food to keep them alive. The woods near Nairobi station were full of dead bodies. Leaving the Uganda line at rail-head they struck north across the Athi plains, and entered a cultivated belt, where they met with a consider able amount of hostility from the treacherous Wakikuyu people, who shoot poisoned arrows. They next got into Meranga, a magnificent country to the south-west of Kenia, every yard of which was under cultivation. After leaving Meramba. ...
[All Rights Reserved.] [PUBLISHED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.] THE MYSTERY OF THE DARK HOUSE. (COPYRIGHT.) CHAPTER XXXII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
[All Rights Reserved.] s [PUBLISHIED BY SPECIAL h ARRANGEMENT.] s THE MYSTERY a OF THE DARK HOUSE. t By " RITA," Author of "Peg the Rake," "Kitty the Rag," "Two Bad Blue Eyes," "A Woman In It," "Darby and Joan," "The Grinding Mills of God," "A Daughter of the People," "A Husband of No Importance," etc., etc. C (COPYRIGHT.) CHAPTER XXXII.-Continued. "And less good," she said. "Could I go back to a man who has denied I me, who cast me aside in my helpless, ignorant youth-could I call him 'hus band'? No, though a hundred lawyers bade me. Let the matter rest. I ¬ will not have it interfered with." "You must reckon with your child some day," he said. "What then?" "I will tell him the truth. He shall be our arbitrator. I will leave .the matter in his hands." "And all the intervening years you weaken your hold on his duty and re spect. Believe me, you are acting foolishly." "Perhaps I am. But I cannot help it." Erieson was silent. "It seems strange to you, no doubt," she said presently. "B...
NEWS IN BRIEF. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
NEWS IN BRIEF. Terrible bushi fires in ,the Mid lands. Haymaking in full swing on the North-East Coast. Traction engines have arrived at Frere in good order. Lightning exploded two defensive mines at Kimberley. Five thousand men of the 7th Divi sion have left England. General Buller destructively shelled the trenches near Inhluwe. Sir Redvers Buller has complimented Colonel Pilcher on his work at Sunny side. The steamer Aotea is due at Ho bart on Monday from London via Cape town. British detained at Aden the German steamer General,. bound for East Africa. Outbreak of bush fires at Ringa rooma. Several farms ravaged by the flames. Disastrous dire at Scottsdale. Two shops and dwellings burned to the ground. Queen Mal), bk., is now 114 days out from London to Launceston via HIobart. Forty thousand of the latest German rifles have reached Pretoria via Dela goa Bay. Eight hundred bodies were recovered after the earthquake at Tiflis, Trans craucasia. All the volunteers for South Africa ar...
TWENTY-FIVE NEW ZEALANDERS. IN A TIGHT CORNER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
TWENTY-FIVE NEW ZEAIANDERS. IN A TIGHT CORNER. Twenty-five of the New ZealanderB had reached an exposed position on a kopje in the direction of Colesberg, when a rifle fire was suidonly opened upon them. Many of the Boers had seen the colo nials advancing, and concealed them selves on, a hill opposite to that on which the New Zealanders took a stand. Only a narrow flat separated the two kopjes, and when the enemy opened fire the colonials were taken by surprise.
NEW SOUTH WALES LANCERS. EXPOSED TO A HEAVY FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
NEW SOUTH WALES LANCEiRS. EXPOSED TO A HEAVY FIRE. Yesterday it was reported that ai traitor at Rensburg had started an en gineless food train towards the Boor lines. It was impossible to cheek it, so the British guns destroXed the trucks in order to prevent the Boerr obtaining supplies. The New South Wales -ancers, un der Captain G. Lee+ were sent to pre vent the Boeers looting ihe vºreckued train. They were exposed to at heavy shall and musketry fire for hours, but took good shelter when the opportu nity arose. They returned the Jire with excellent spirit.
GENERAL FRENCH'S POSITION. REINFORCEMENTS DESPATCHED. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
GENERAL FRENCH'S POSITION. REINFORCEMENTS DESPATCHED., There has been no delay on the part of the Capetown authorities in replying to Major-General French's request for small reinforcements, which he con siders will enable him to again dis lodge the-enemy from Colesberg. These reinforcements have now been de sDatched. Genes'al French holds a. good posi tion against a laager containing a con siderably larger number of men than he has at his command.
COLONIAL TROOPS. HOBART, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
COLONIAL TROOPS. HOBART, Friday. The Agent-General has ftrrwarded to the Premier a copy of a resolution which was unanimously rassed by the Council of the British Empire League, relative to the acceptance by the Im perial Government of offers of military a•ssistance in South Africa made by Canada and the Auatrala:i;:n colonies. The resolution rends as follows:--"The Council hereby e:x:pre:ee ilr extreme gratification that :e:r Majesty's Govern ment ha.s been able to ...ccpt the loyal and patriotic orfeis mad.e ly Canada 1.and the Au strnalna.nl rol-in:', and hope that the c-::.peratin? of the Im perial and colorial t::'o s o:x the pre sent occasion may lead to a more per fect organisation of a m'lita?y and naval Emrire and to continued develop ment of the close relations between the different parts of the Empire, whether for peace or war."