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I THE WAR. BOER ATTACK REPELLED WITH THE BAYONET. I A DARING liKCONNAISSAXCE. X A a u w p o o K t Saturday. A large number of Boers to-day approached our right, coming to within 1,000 yards of Col Porter's camp at Sli-t-gersfontein. They rested themselves contenu with the dis- "cbargc of a few rounds, and retired directly we i opened fire upon them. The entire Boer force iu front of U8 shows signs I of trireme restlessness. The enemy are apparently I apprehensive of the tactics of General French, and fear the devolooment of movements to cut off their retreat. Many of th: women and children arc leaving Coles- berg and are being sent across the Free State bor- der, and from other evident signs in the Boer laagers it is certain that they regard a general re- tirement as possible and are preparing for it. Eighty-seven English prisoners captured in re- cent operations have been sent to Bloemfontein, but there are still 37 of our men who are wounded lying in the school at Colesberg. It is certain hat the enemy in this district are almost without Provisions. I Rensbukg, Sunday. The shelling of the enemy's camps steadily con- tinues. One man of the Essex Regiment has been wounded while at, a wniering-plaoe. Monday. It has been observed from a bill near Colesberg that all the Boer Lents have been removed eastwards as a result of our shell fire. The Boers this morning attempted to take a bill occupied by a company of the Yorkshire Regiment and the New Zealanders, but wero repuised at the point of the bayonet with a loss of 21 killed and about 50 wounded. Rensbuhg, Monday. A very important reconnaissance has just suc- cessfully concluded. A party com-.hit it: g of cavalry, horse nrtillory, ana mounted infantry, under Major Allenby, of the Iuniskilling Dragoons, left here on Saturday. Our men bivouacked six miles west of Bastard's Nek, and on Sundoy proceeded so far as Colesberg; Bridge over the Orange River, which, together with the adjoining laager, was shelled from al distance of 500 yards. Boer reinforcements arriving, onr troops retired. The enemy made n attack on the rearvand flank of the little column, and then retired, but our troops escaped without a siogle casualty, arriving in camp this morning. It is thought that our unexpected move has compelled the Boors t.o withdraw their troops from their main position in order to cover the Colesberg waggon bridge. Renrburg, Monday. By Gencr-fi! French's orders a daring reoon- naissance has just been successfully completed bv j Major Allenby, who, with a force of cavalry and artiJiery, has thoroughly explored the country be- tween the camp and the enemy's position cm the Free State frontier. The little force perntrated as far as the waggon 1 bridge on the Orange River. There they found the I enemy's inagcr, and our guns at once opened fire at long rajjge. The shells repeatedly burst in the enemy's position. < The Boer", though in force, did lictlo in th" wnv or repiy. The y were evidently -ompiefely tak«n by surprise. i Mdjor xiljeahy, having obtained all the informa- tion he was sent to gather, retutued safely to camp t this afternoon without a single casualty. I

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