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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.

A CRITICAL MOMENT.

THE LADYSMITH FIGHTING.

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THE LADYSMITH FIGHTING. The Times Pietermaritzburg correspondent wires: -Wediiesday.-A- Times of Natal runner brings news from Ladysmith down to the 10th inst. There appears to have been two attacks on the 6th on two of our positions, and they were met with splendid defence. The attacks lasted 17 hours. The enemy fought most stubbornly, and it was the pluckiest work attempted by them yet. That we won the day is due chiefly to the Infantry. The Devons executed a splendid charge. The Imperial Light Horse had some desperate work to carry through, and they fought like heroes. There are eight of their officers wounded out of ten. A furious hail- stoim burst overhead while the action was in progress. When the wind changed and the hail was blown towards the energy the Devons charged with the bayonet with the storm at their backs, giving one prolonged yell while they rushed the enemy. The Boers pluckily maintained a heavy fusilade from cover with the hail in their faces. The Devons, heedless of the fearful fire, never hesitated. The Boers became utterly demoralised, their leaders being killed. Some con- tinued to fire, notwithstanding the grim hopeless- ness of the position, but the majority finally ran away. The Devons received showers of shrapnel throughout the engagement from distant heights. The enemy's strength at both attacks was 10,000. The above is only one out of many exciting incidents which occurred in the course of the determined attack. According to the latest estimate the enemy lost 1,100 killed and wounded. All was quiet at Ladysmith between the 6th and 10th.

THE BOERS REPORTED IN FINANCIAL…

" FOR ENGLAND."

COUNTY MEETING AT SHREWSBURY.