24 APRIL 1920, Page 22

The Sabi Reserve. By Arthur Sheerly Cripps. (Oxford : Blackwell.)—Mr.

Cripps, well known as a missionary in Mashona- land, states on behalf of his native flock the case against a recent decision of a Commission in regard to the alienation of part of the native reserves for the purposes of a new railway. The pamphlet, which is well written and illustrated with maps, deserves attention, for no appeal to British justice should be ignored. Without expressing an opinion on the dispute, we may notice Mr. Cripps's assertion that all but one of the Commis- sioners were, or had been, servants of the British South Africa Company, which benefited by their decision. He says also that the railway zone is to be twelve miles wide, and that the country allotted to the natives in exchange for this very broad tract of fairly good land is unsuitable for grazing or habitation owing to lack of water.