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EVERY STEP CONTESTED.

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SATURDAY'S FIGHTING. 1

STEADY BRITISH SUCCESSES.

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STEADY BRITISH SUCCESSES. STUBBORN RESISTANCE BY THE BOERS. One of the special war correspondents telegraph- ing on Sunday night said:- Heavy fighting has been proceeding practically without an interval since yesterday morning. After ten hours of continuous and terrible fire yesterday, Generals Clery and Hart advanced 1,000 yards and bivouacked. During the night the Boers maintained an irregular fusilade, to which our outposts made no reply. At daybreak on Sunday morning the enemy opened a stiff fire. Our men stood to their guns, by which they had slept, and the engagement was resumed as vigorously as before. The FIELD ARTILLERt POURED SHRAPNEL into the enemy's trenches. While fighting was proceeding a rumour got about that Ladysmith had been relieved. The report enlivened the troops, who received it with a ringing cheer. This was taken for an advance. The first kopje was carried at the point of the bayonet. The enemy retreated to the next kopje, which, like the others, was strewn with immense boulders, with mounds on the summit. We advanced steadily, the enemy at the same time slightly relaxing their efforts. They did not display such tenacity as before. Their Nordenfelts fired at long intervals, and their cannon very seldom. Ammunition for their big guns is ap- parently scarce. The roll of musketry fire, however, was con- tinuous all day. We took three of the enemy's positions on the mountain. Cur men took shelter behind the boulders on the positions evacuated by theenemy. Early on Sunday morning Sir Charles Warren COMMENCED HIS FLANKING MOVEMENT on the extreme left of our position. At 5 a.m. the infantry advanced along the irregular mountain formation called Tabanmyana, the eastern end of which is known as Spion Kop. The artillery occupied positions in the rear of the infantry and on the plain. Our advance line proceeded along the hills until we reached a long ridge leading from the rising ground to the plain and overlooking a donga. The troops advanced to within 1,000 yards of the hill occupied by the Boers. The enemy kad concen- trated on a commanding kopje strewn with im- mense boulders, giving them a tremendous advan- tage. Our attack was mainly conducted by the artillery. Our batteries worked continually, POURING TONS OF SHRAPNEL ,1 p among the enemy who devoted their attention principally to our foremost infantry. Our officers behaved nobly, and their men showed extraordinary coolness under a very heavy musketry fire from all directions. The enemy stuck to their rook fastnesses with great tenacity all day. They apparently had only a few guns. One piece of cannon was fired irregularly, doing very little damage. A Nordenfelt, which the soldiers christened Buck-up," fired frequently. The Dublin Fusiliers advanced to the firing line, and behaved splendidly. Captain Ileusley, of the Dablins, was mortally wounded while encouraging his men, and died subsequently.

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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.