Sir Francis de Winton writes home that he hopes by May next to have sixty miles of the projected railway froin Mombassa to the Victoria Nyanza completed. Of course it is only a. narrow gange railway, but it will prove of immense service in taking caravans quickly over the desert and waterless coast region. A road is also being made the whole way to the lake. Father Le Roy, a Roman Catholic missionary, in a letter written from Mombassa, states that the great drawback at Mombassa is the want of water. Wells have to be sunk to au enonncras depth.