27 JANUARY 1900, Page 17

The military situation in the rest of South Africa has

not changed during the past week, but there are indications that this period of unstable equilibrium will not last long. Both on the !dodder and round Coleeberg there are signs of change. The wrestlers are swaying and rocking, and at any moment may come news of action on a large scale. No one can say how things will go, but, at any rate, our position has not grown worse of late in either place, while that of the Boers is almost certainly less favourable than it was.