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THE DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH.

EARL OF AVA KILLED.

OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.

THE SEIZURE OF GERMAN VESSELS.

CASUALTIES AMONG THE OFFICERS.

BULLER MOVING.

A TURNING OPERATION.

(FREE STATERS ACTIVE.

BOER ATTACK REPELLED WITH…

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BOER ATTACK REPELLED WITH THE BAYONET. A DARING RECONNAISSANCE. NAAUWPOORT, Saturday. A large number of Boers to-day approached our right, coming to within 1,000 yards of Col Porter's camp at Slingersfontein. They rested themselves content with the dis- charge of a few rounds, and retired directly we opened fire upon them. The entire Boer force in front of us shows signs of extreme restlessness. The enemy are apparently apprehensive of the tactics of General French, and fear the development of movements to cut off their retreat. Many of the women and children are leaving L oles- berg and are being sent across the Free State bor- der, and from other evident signs in the Boer laagers it is certain that they regard a general re- tirement as possible and are preparing for it. Eighty-seven English prisoners captured in re- cent operations have been sent to Bloemfontein, but there are still 37 of our men who are wounded lying in the school at Colesberg. It is certain that the enemy in this district are almost without provisions. RENSBURG, Sunday. The shelling of the enemy's camps steadily con- tinues. One man of the Essex Regiment has been wounded while at a watering-place. Monday. It has been observed from a hill near Colesberg that all the Boer tents have been removed eastwards as a result of our shell fire. The Boers this morning attempted to take a hill occupied by a company of the Yorkshire Regiment and the New Zealanders, but were repulsed at the point of the bayonet with a loss of 21 killed and about 50 wounded. RENSBURG, Monday. A very important reconnaissance has just suc- cessfully concluded. A party consisting of cavalry, horse artillery, and mounted infantry, under Major Allenby, of the Inniskilling Dragoons, left here on Saturday. Our men bivouacked six miles west of Bastard's Nek, and on Sunday pioceeded so far as Colesberg Bridge over the Orange River, which, together with the adjoining laager, was shelled from aj distance of 500 yards. Boer reinforcements arriving, our troops retired. The enemy made an attack on the rear and flank of the little column, and then retired, but our troops escaped without a single casualty, arriving in camp this morning. It is thought that our unexpected move has compelled the Boers to withdraw their troops from their main position in order to cover the Colesberg waggon bridge. RENSBURG, Monday. By General French's orders a daring recon- naissance has just been successfully completed by Major Allenby, who, with a force of cavalry and artillery, has thoroughly explored the country be- tween the camp and the enemy's position on the Free State frontier. The little force penetrated as far as the waggon bridge on the Orange River. There they found the enemy's laager, and our guns at once opened fire at long range. The shells repeatedly burst in the enemy's position. The Boers, though in force, did little in the way of reply. They were evidently completely taken by surprise. Major Allenby, having obtained all the informa- tion he was sent to gather, returned safely to camp this afternoon without a single casualty.

A TERRIBLE STORY.

BOERS ILL-TREATED.

WHAT KHAMA IS DOING.

THE NOBLE 24TH

. WHY THE POOR RATES ARE HIGH…

. TOWYN AND PENNAL SCHOOL

6----A PAIR OF LIARS.

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