BLACK AND WHITE BUDGET 3 STILL WAITING !The military position in South Africa has not altered very much since last week, and no event o f great importance has taken place. The only detailed accounts o f fighting have come fromM afeking, which is making a gallant stand against the investing Boers, and is likely to achieve as familiar a name in military history as R orke’s Drift itself. The Boers evidently thought they had only to wheel up their big guns in President Kruger comes to see a commando otT to the front order to make the town surrender. Indeed Commandant Cronje sends in urgent appeals to Colonel Baden-Pow ell to save further bloodshed by yielding with a frequency which would be pathetic were it not so impudent. The replies o f the “Sherlock Holmes o f the British Army ”have away o f being supported by an exhibition o f the prowess o f the troops under his command, and the Boers are in consequence getting a little less confident, especially in view o f the arrival o f Colonel Plumer and reinforcements. A night attack has always that element o f the dramatic which we like in tales o f war. The bayonet charge on the Boer trenches on the night o f October 27th, so cleverly planned b y Colonel Baden-Powell, seems to have been especially fine. The
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