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THE WAR.

DE WET'S ATTACK.

FIRM.AN'S MISHAP.

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FIRM.AN'S MISHAP. 6 OFFIOEP, S AND srJ MEN KILLED. Monday. Lord Kitchen ^y#;erdav morning telegraphed trom Johann- AJbii* that the prisoners taken in De Wet's atv i(,n Colonel Firman's camp on Christmas have been released, and have arrived at fft^^ehern. In a previous message he bad ser ..t some details of that mishap. The Columr tli« «1nr>« nf a solitarv ^to-us. Up that side the Boers crept and c° <««#«<& near the top. At two in the morning tJ- suddenly attacked the picqueta on the summit, .tiCtftil 'before the men could get clear of their tents the IBoers rushed through, shooting them down as Itfoey came out. There was no panic, and all did tibeir best. but the enemy, who apparently numbered (twelve hundred, were too strong, and once the ipicquet was overwhelmed they had all the advant- age. The casualty list shows that six officers and fifty men were killed, including Major G A Williams, who, in Colonel Firman's absence,.was in command; eight officers were wounded, and four others were missing. Two officers who were in the camp after the fight, state that dead Boers were lying all over the ground at daylight, and two waggon-loads of -dead and wounded Boers, mostly hit in the first ;attack on the picquets, were taken away. On the news of the reverse reaching Elands River Bridge, fourteen miles distant, the Imperial Light Horse bastened to the scene, which was reached at forty minutes past six, and afterwards galloped ¡ after the Boers, without overtaking them. When the enemy reached Langberg', Lord Kitchener adds, the Imperial Light Horse could do nothing more against superior numbers in such a country.

SUCCESS OF COLUMNS. ,

DU MOULIN'S SURPRISE.

THE COLUMNS' REPORT -

THE BOER LOSSES.

AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT.

WAR T

LOCAL CASUALTIES.

HONOURS FOR SHROPSHIRE.

THE INTERVENTION QUESTION.

COMING CHANGES AT COURT,

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MERIONETHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL…

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THE COMING CORONATION.

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