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LADY SMITH BEFORE THE ATTACK.

THE ATTACK RENEWED.

1 AMBULANCE CORPS TO THE FRONT.

A LUCKY;, HALF CROWN.

MONTGOMERY SERGEANT'S MISADVENTURE.

THE EQUIPMENT OF THE VULUNTEERS.

BOER PRISONERS' STORY.

LORD METHUEN'S MOVEMENTS.

LADYSMITH HEAVILY BESIEGED.

SERIOUS POSITION OF GENERAL…

GENERAL WHITE'S ACCOUNT OF…

WHAT BULLER WAS DOING.

BOER DEFEAT COMPLETE AT RENSBURG.

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BOER DEFEAT COMPLETE AT RENSBURG. A BRILLIANT CHARGE. MORE PRISONERS. RENSBURG MILITARY TELEGRAPH STATION, Thurs. day Night.âA strong Boer force, estimated at a thousand men, marched from Colesberg during the night and attacked the left flank of General French's force at five o'clock this morning. Half a battalion of the Suffolk Regiment and two com- panies of the Royal Berkshire Regiment: were opposed to the Boers. The enemy kept up a steady and persistent fire, and attacked with determi- nation. Four guns of the Royal Horse Artillery were moved up, and opened fire, compelling the Boers to draw back a little for shelter. The Suffolks and Berkshires kept up a hot fire upon the positions taken up by the Boers, while the ICth Hussars and a detachment of the Royal Horse Artillery moved against the right flank of enemy. The Boers retired upon a kopje. After the heavy rifle and shell fire had been kept up for some time the mounted infantry dismounted and charged the position. The defeat was complete. Nineteen prisoners were taken, while the enemy lost about fifty killed and wounded. Our losses are very slight. A feature of the engagement was a charge made by a squadron of the Inniskilling Dragoons. At the commencement of the attack they cut their way clean through a body of Boers, who were taken by surprise. Several of the enemy were killed and wounded here. It has been ascertained that besides their' heavy losses in men on Monday last, two field cornets were killed. Central News Agency at Rensburg states that our losses in to-day's fighting have not yet been ascertained. The Boers had over 50 killed in ad- dition to a considerable number wounded, many of whom were attended to by British surgeons. Lieut Gibson, Inniskilling Dragoons, was dangerously wounded while charging the Boers with his regi- ment. The Dragoons behaved splendidly.

WESTERN FRONTIER.

INDIGNATION AGAINST THE

THE TOTAL CASUALTIES.

BURIAL OF GENERAL WAUCHOPE.

MORE BOER TREACHERY.

A PARTRIOTIC VILLAGE.

WHO PAYS P

THE BOER PRISONERS.

THE BOER IRISH.

ANGLOPHOBIA RAMPANT.

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