4 BLACK AND WHITE BUDGET Jan .6,1900 ally distinguished themselves, two batteries had The speedy way in which England has tome be abandoned. This rendered nugatory the emergency created by this reverse— con- General Hart’s successful attempt to cross the sidering we do not claim to abe military nation Tugela Bridge drift, and he had to retire with —demands admiration and inspires confidence, great loss, General H ildyard’s attack being W e have sent out the soldier’s favourite General unable to retrieve the loss of the guns. Sir to be Commander-in-Chief, and the hero o f the Redvers Buller was always in the thick of the Soudan to bethe Chief of his Staff. As both fight and added greatly to the esteem in which Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener desired each* those under his command hold him. Among other in their respective positions, their co-opera- others who distinguished themselves was Captain tion should be particularly successful. T 1 e call Brigadier- General Hector Macdonald succeeds the late Gen. W auchope in command of the Highland Brigade H. L. Reid (son of Sir Andrew Reid), who has for volunteers has been readily met, not only b y been recommended for a V.C. Peers, politicians, and old soldiers, but by many I wo things especially standout in this battle, others who have much to lose and nothing to as the authorities have been quick enough to gain by leaving their business and friends in see. One is the need for better guns the other England to fight for their country in Sout''' is the desirability of a good force of Light Africa. Cavalry. If General Buller had had the latter, Meanwhile, news— except the welcome news we might feel inclined to echo the naive question of strenuous and determined concentration— has of the American Military Attache :“Colonel, been scarce. Two surprises have taken place at was there noway round?” Chieveley, in the first of which our men suffered.