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THE WAR. THE march TO LADYSMITH. EVERY STEP CONTESTED. SIR CHARLES WARREN TAKES BOER POSITIONS. There was heavy fighting' on the north bank of the Tugeia on Saturday. We have three official telegrams relating to the engagement. The first te I c, to tells us thac General Clery, who it had hitherto been presumed had been left behind at Cmeveley, was in command; and that he had a portion of General Warren's brigade under him. Ridge after "dye was e-. purred, artillery played a prominent Part in flu. battle, and onr looses were estimated at 100 wounded. In a later telegram General Buller adds that the action was fought near Venter's Spruit, whicc. flows into the Tugeia south of Acton Homes. Eleven officers were wounded, of whom one afterwards died, and 279 non-commissioned officers and men were wounded. The Manchester Guardiancorrespondent's description makessome important additions to the official news. He notes that the collision with the enemy came htr sooner than had been expected, and after mentioning the I splendid fashion in which the N FAN TRY SCALED THE HILLS 1: J 11 and captured one kopje after another, aous mac ac last the troops came to a hill which was more diffi- cult to clitnb than its predecessors, and th: shrrll- hers were compelled to fall back. Dnrmg their retirement they were exposed to a shrapnel fire, and it. is believed the shells came from one of our guns captured at the battle oi Oolenso. This is confirmed by a telegram from General Buller, sent off on Sunday, announcing that Sir Charles Warren had been engaged nearly all that day and was, he believed, making substantial progress. While this action was proceeding on our extreme left General Lvttelton'a Brigade, which is encamped just across Potgieter's Drift, and the naval gunners on Mount Alice, overlooking' the drift from the south bank, were not idle. Under cover of a bom- bardment, to which the RoKKS REPLIED WTTFI ARTILLKRY for the first time since the seizure of the drift, General LyiJelton on Saturday made a reconnais- sance, in whirl) our easnrdties were two tnor killed, twelve wounded, and two missing from the 3rd King's Royal Rifles. The object of this reconnais- sance, General Buller says, was to relieve the pres- sure on Sir Charles Warren and to ascertain the strength of the enemy in position in front of Potgieter's Drift. WERE OUR PLANS KNOWN TO THE BO ER S V The two official telegrams from the Boer side are somewhat remarkable for the knowledge they show of our plans. The first, which was sent so long back as Tuesday, says Sir Red vers Buller's second move was a reconnaissance in force with an armoured train and a large body, supported by cannon, to- words Ooienso on the preceding1 night. This, no doubt, refers to the reconnaissance by the troops from Cnievttly Camp. A heavy bombardment, the report adds. ensued, after which the British re- turned TO eamp, having wounded one Boer. The burgher foiees made no reply. The message uesciibes the movement from Chievely as a feint TO COvER EXTENSIVE MOVEMENTS up the river. In the second despatch, on Thursday, the Boer Commandant says the British troops were still in the same position. They had not then got a single gnn across the river, but from the ridges of Z wort's Kop a battery and a half of siege guns opened tire on the Boer position. Frequently, also, five naval guns were fired simultaneously at one redoubt. The bomba.rdmont, the despakh .ys, was one of the most terrifying ever witnessed on land. On this occasion, however, message makes no mention of the Boer casualties. Telegrams from the frlJJ}[ received in Pretoria announced that on Saturday morning the British troops were still crossing the Tugela, anti taking up positions on the northern side. A battle was expected shortly.

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