Review of Reviews, 17 (1898), 525–35.
The Progress of the World
Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary
Telegraphy, Imperialism, Politics
Remarks upon the 'extraordinary popularity of the great South African' Cecil J Rhodes, whose recent visit to London has successfully expunged the bad memory of the parliamentary inquiry into his responsibility for the Jameson raid. Rather, 'What people remember is that just before leaving he told the City meeting, which doubled the capital of his Cape to Cairo telegraph line, that in fifteen months his trans-continental wire would be within 600 miles of Uganda, after which there only remains a trifle of 1,400 miles in order to unite Uganda with Khartoum. The twentieth century will therefore probably see telegraphic communication between the Cape and Cairo by the overland route'. (535)
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