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Cliii LONDON CORRESPONDENT.…

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THE DRUCE CASE.

A PROPERTY CASE.

BREWERY BURNED DOWN.

DAVID COLQUHOUN'S COOL REQUEST.

— ! CROWDED TO DEATH.

A MAN OF MARKS.

8c ,k It I", AT SMITH FIELD.

OVERCROWDING OF FOREIGN ,…

LATEST IN "FLYING MACHINES."

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A STORY OF LORD METHUEN.

NEW TROPHIES FOR DOGS,

..-TELEPHONES ON RAILWAY ;…

A GRAPHIC LETTER FROM " TOMMY…

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A GRAPHIC LETTER FROM TOMMY ATKINS." Private L. Thompson, a Reservist of B Company, 1st Battalion King's Royal Rfiles (60th Foot), who was in the battle in which General 'Symons was wounded, proves himself possessed of graphic power as a letter- writer, at. least: I You will be cut up to hear that poor Ford is among the killed, but he sent four Boers to kingdom come" with a bayonet before he fell dead in my arms. I shall never forget it as long as I live, because as he fell he gave a groan and said "Mother," and that word has been ringing in my ears ever since. But he died1 like a British soldier, and I hope lie Iias gone to a better world. One man next to me was hit by a shell, and I was almost blinded. by his blood. It was awful. Otir advance had now'lasted five and a half hours, and we were abont 100 yards from the top when came that order which put new life into us— Fix bayonets." As he gave this order our colonel fell, shot dekd. We then closed in, and with levelled bayonets went at them for all we were worth. With1 a wild cheer we were amongst them. The bayonetJs went to work,ind heads were smashed like pumpkins. Then' with another cheer that could be heard above the roar of artillery, the second line of the King's burst upon them, but, that cheer frightened the Boers. They were speechless with terror whtn they saw that line of cold steel cot" i ng- at them. They threw down their arms and tied in confusion, only to be cut up into: travellers' samples when they reached the bottom by our cavalry. I thitjk the Boers will soon "cheese it," as they are no match for our fellows. Their shooting is worse than the blind man's rifle club. If every .shot hr.d told there would not have been a man alive when we formed the hill. There are some good shots among the old stagers, but they are very few. The others could not hit the parish they were born in. They find Thomas Atkins a hard nut to crack this time, and he can shoot a lot better than he did in 1881, and well they know it. The enemy are four to one to us, but 1 am not boasting when I Say we call slog them" any morning before breakfast. They are a mean, crafty, treacherous lot. One of .1 0 onr gave a wounded Boe-r-ii: dritik of Water after the battle, and .when he left him the Boer shot at him, but it was a miss. Even that is nothing to, other sci-hed of brutality ,by the Boers that I have seen. 1 I One of them sa;d to me that when wo got at the top of the hill lie knew they would never win. so he bolted. We were, he said, not men, but devils. The way we put them to rout surprised them, and they say our men are thebrawst m the world. There are a lot of foreigners fighting for the enemy, and thev are more cowardly than the Boers, who are brave fellows—at long range. I ain't had a good sleep or rest since we have been here. We cauld not get a wash or a shave, and we looked pictures, believe me, old ehum But with all oilt hardships we are all gay. I

THE END OF THE CENTURY;,,'I

DEATH OF THE EMPRESS EUGENIE'S…

THE COMING OF MAN.

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THE FIGHTING AT DUNDEE.

MISSION OF THE AFRIKANDER…

OBSTACLES TO ELECTRIC LIGHTING.

PROPOSED ALUMINIUM COINAGE.

BOER GOVERNMENT AND BRITISH…

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ILODGER SHOOTS HIS LANDLADY…

EXCITING SCENE AT PLYMOUTH,

RAILWAY COLLISION 'AT BOLTON.

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VIOLENCE IN COURT.

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LEGISLATION AGAINST CORSETS.