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SIR GARNET WOLSELEY.1

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SIR GARNET WOLSELEY. -Sir Garnet Wolseley (says the World) is essentially a general of the new school, an expone, t of the newest ideas, eager to give practical effect to the most recent improvements in warfare, to assimilate and adapt himself to the newest theories and the newest combinations. Still more does he identify himself with the new men, with the jounger and most capable memoers of that new school of soldiers through whose earnest and consistent endeavours a new era of efficiency has been commenced for the army of this country. Sir Garnet Wolseley is the centre of this band, the sun of the solar system, sur- rounded by satellites who have, in a measure, taken their light and colour from him, but without losing their own individuality and special attributes of worth. Among these—the men who rallied round him from the first, when as yet his fame rested rather upon promise than performance-are many already distinguished as the shining lights of the military profession. There are no more able and experienced staff officers than Oolonels Greaves and T. D. Baker; no soldiers more gallant and forward when there is fighting to be done than Colonels M'Neil, Evelyn Wood, or Baker Russell, the bold defender of Abracampray Colonel Colley, whether as diplomatist, soldier, or adminis- trator, has given already full earnest of the career that is before him; Colonel Home is one of the most Bcientifia and indefatigable officers in the whole corps of Engineers. Men like Butler, of the Great Lone Land Redvers Buller, who has just gone to the Cape; Lord Gifford, the fiery and intrepid young scout; Henry Brackenbury, Maurice, Dalrymple, Cecil Russell, and a dozen others, have given him their best efforts in the past, and would to-merrow make any sacrifice, throw up the highest appoint- ments, or travel a thousand miles to rejoin him and fight under his orders again. Sir Garnet Wolse- ley has had more than one splendid opportu- nity, but he has made the most of them all. He has done more than deserve success—he has commanded and secured it. The expedition to the Red River may have been a bloodless campaign, but it was surrounded with innumerable difficulties. His small force was in a measure amphibious, having to move both by sea and land. It was not easy to keep it supplied, so great was the length of its com- munications yet from first to last there was no hitch, and the whole affair brought out in to strong relief Sir Garnet's powers of organisation and ad- ministrative skill. It was the same, but intensified a thousandfold, in the Ashanti campaign. Here success was only to be compassed by the completeness of the preparations for the decisive march and in all these, from the moment of his first appointment to the chief command to the capture of Coomassie, Sir Garnet was the heart and soul of the enterprise, its moving spirit and strong backbone. He never quailed or lost his head even when met by repeated disappointment; when most harassed by a depressing and indeed lethal climate his pluck never deserted him.

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THE EASTERN QUESTION.

LONDON MARKETS.

ART AND LITERARY GOSSIP.

PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE.

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