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EVERY STEP CONTESTED.

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EVERY STEP CONTESTED. SIR CHARLES WARREN TAKES BOER POSITIONS. There was heavy fighting on the north bank of the Tugela on Saturday. We have three official telegrams relating to the engagement. The first tells us that General Clery, who it had hitherto been presumed had been left behind at Chieveley, was in command; and that be had a portion of General Warren's brigade under him. Ridge after ridge was captured; artillery played a prominent part in the battle, and our looses were estimated at 100 wounded. In a later telegram General Buller adds that the action was fought near Venter's Spruit, which flows into the Tugela south of Acton Homes'. Eleven officers were wounded, of whom one afterwards died, and 279 uon-commissioned officers and men were wounded. The Manchestei- Guardian's correspondent's description makes some important additions to the official news. He notes that the collision with the enemy came far sooner than bad been expected, and after mentioning the splendid fashion in which the INFANTRY SCALED THE HILLS and captured one kopje after another, adds that at last the troops came to a hill which was more diffi- cult to climb than its predecessors, and the skirmis- hers were compelled to fall back. During their retirement they were exposed to a shrapnel fire, and it is believed the shells came from one of our guns captured at the battle of Colenso. This is confirmed by a telegram from General Buller, sent off on Sunday, announcing that Sir Charles Warren had been engaged nearly all that day and was, he believed, making substantial progress. While this action Was proceeding on our extreme left General Lyttelton's Brigade, which is encamped just across Potgieter's Drift, and the naval gunners on Mount Alice, overlooking the drift from the south bank, were not idle. Under cover of a bom. bardment, to which the BOERS REPLIED WITH ARTILLERY for the first time since the seizure of the drift, General Lyttelton on Saturday made a reconnais- sance, in which our casualties were two men killed, twelve wounded, and two missing from the 3rd King's Royal Rifles. The object of this reconnais- sance, General Buller says, was to relieve the pres- sure on Sir Charles Warren and to ascertain the strength of the enemy in position in front of Potgieter's Drift.

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COUNTY MEETING AT SHREWSBURY.