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EVERY STEP CONTESTED.

WERE OUR PLANS KNOWN TO THE…

SATURDAY'S FIGHTING. 1

STEADY BRITISH SUCCESSES.

NEWS FROM BULLER.

SUCCESSFUL ATTACK BY LORD…

WITH FRENCH'S COLUMN.

THE MODDER RIVER RECON-j NAISSANCE.

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THE MODDER RIVER RECON- NAISSANCE. SPLENDID ARTILLERY WORK. JJJODDER RIVER, Thursday. During the demonstration which was made on Tuesday, a Boer laager was discovered. Accord- ingly a small column, consisting of Mounted Infantry and Artillery and three battalions of Infantry under Lord Methuen himself, yesterday made a reconnaissance in the direction of the laager, which was found to have been removed during the night. The infantry were drawn from the Highland and 9th Brigades. Our artillery made splendid practice. The Highlanders advancing up the river fired volleys into the bush, effectually clearing it. The enemy returned our fire briskly, but without effect. The object of the reconnais- sance was most successfully attained. During the afternoon a lyddite shell from one of our guns fired the brushwood on a kopje occupied by the euemy. The fire blazed merrily until the evening, when the Boers extinguished it under cover of darkness. There was heavy shelling by our big guns this morning, the lyddite shattering the face of the enemy's position. Our naval men have a profound admiration for one of the enemy's gunners, who can plainly be seen sitting out in the open in his shirt sleeves calmly taking observations of our position. He gets back to cover as soon as he sees the smoke of our guns. The Riet River is in flood.

A CRITICAL MOMENT.

THE LADYSMITH FIGHTING.

THE BOERS REPORTED IN FINANCIAL…

" FOR ENGLAND."

COUNTY MEETING AT SHREWSBURY.