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WERE OUR PLANS KNOWN TO THE…

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WERE OUR PLANS KNOWN TO THE BOERS? The two official telegrams from the Boer side are somewhat remarkable for the knowledge they show of our plans. The first, which was sent so long back as Tuesday, says Sir Redver Builer's second move was a reconnaissance in force with an armoured train and a large body, supported by cannon, to- wards Colenso on the preceding night. This, no doubt, refers to the reconnaissance by the troops from Chievely Camp. A heavy bombardment, the report adds, ensued, after which the British re- turned to camp, having wounded one Boer. The burgher forces made no reply. The message describes the movement from Chievely as a feint TO COVER EXTENSIVE MOVEMENTS up the river. In the second despatch, on Thursday, the Boer Commandant, says the British troops were still in the same position. They had not then got a single gun acros-I the river, but from the ridges of Zwart's Kop a battery and a half of siege guns opened fire on the Boer position. Frequently, also, five naval guns were fired simultaneously at one redoubt. The bombardment, the despatch SITS, was one of the most terrifying ever witnessed on land. On this occasion, however, the message makes no mention of the Boer casualties. Telegrams from the front received in Pretoria announced that on Saturday morning the British troops were still crossing the Tugela and taking up po.-n ions on lhe northern side. A battle was expected shortly.

SATURDAY'S FIGHTING. 1

STEADY BRITISH SUCCESSES.

NEWS FROM BULLER.

SUCCESSFUL ATTACK BY LORD…

WITH FRENCH'S COLUMN.

THE MODDER RIVER RECON-j NAISSANCE.

A CRITICAL MOMENT.

THE LADYSMITH FIGHTING.

THE BOERS REPORTED IN FINANCIAL…

" FOR ENGLAND."

COUNTY MEETING AT SHREWSBURY.