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ONE OF THE BATTLES OF .HISTORY.

SUMMARY OF THE CASUALTIES.

LORD METHUEN'S DIVISION.

POSITION AT KIMBERLEY. BOER…

SHELLING LADYSMITH AGAIN.…

) THE BATTLE OF ENSLIN. RANGES…

BRITISH LOSSES.

\ THE DEADLY SHRAPNEL „ l…

TROOPS.

A DEAD OFFICER'S -PATHETIC…

OFFICIAL DESPATCH.j

BOER OFFICIAL REPORT.

SMART WORK BY THE NAVAL BRIGADE.

GEN. GATACRE MOVING NORTH.

THE RECALL OF CRONJE..

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THE RECALL OF CRONJE.. BOIBARDJIENE FOn. 40 DAYS, [Press Association War Special.] Mafeking, Nov. 21, by runner to Mochudi, Nov. 23, and thence by armoured train via Lorenco Mar- nuez. Nov. 29. Nothing of great importance has happened. Tbfi Boers continue shelling us from a ten-ton gun. They have secured the correct range, and have seemingiy got new shells, containing a very high explosive and great destructive power. Commandant Cronje haa been recalled, and a considerable portion of the be- sieging for's, with complete equipment, has left either on account of their inability to reduce this place, or because reinforcements are needed in Natal. The departure of Cronje's commando has not materially weakened the forces which are now investing us. The enemy have pushed their en- trenchments to the east of the town, to within 2,000 yards of our defences. Our men have exchanged shots at 1,500 yards with the Boer sharpshooters. The Boer flag is floating at all the fortified points surrounding us. The bombardment, though de- structive to property, has so far killed anl wounded very few, but hairbreadth escapes of our citizcns are nothing short of providential. The hotel has suffered most. A heavy hundred pounds shell struck an iron verandah pole, blowing in 25 feet of the frontage ,o wall. The convent has received eight shells, but the nuns still refuse to leave, having bomb-proof shelters. They aro setting a splendid example. We have received congratulations from Buluwayo on our brilliant stand. We are glad to hear that Kimberley has been relieved. Meanwhile, as we have now been bombarded for forty days, we are beginning to wonder whether someone will relieve Mafeking, if only for the sake of variety. Although we visit the enemy at night and in the early morning we feel that he has the best of the game. Having played not without credit an arduous part assigned to us, we feel that it will be hard if we are^not allowed to take share in the British triumph which must soon be celebrated in Pretoria. Besides, our position grows daily more serious. The citizcns have done their work like men. They have lain night and day in the wet trcnches, not daring to pufc their heads above breastwork for fear of the Boer sharpshooters. Tho garrison, however is confident of holding out.

OUR ARMED STRENGTH IN SOUTH…

ALLEGED CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH.

Oysters and Civilization.

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