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ANOTHER BRILLIANT BRITISH VICTORY. FIERCE FIGHTING AT ELANDS- LAAGTE. HEAVY LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES. Events are marching fast in the Transvaal. The victory at Glencoe on Friday has been followed by a second important action at Ellandslaagte, on the railway between Dundee and Ladysmith, and the Boers have once more been badly beaten. The troops moved out of Ladysmith at four on Saturday morning, under the command of General French. During the morning reinforcements were gradually brought up, and when the enemy's position and strength had been ascertained a heavy tire was opened by our field batteries. The Boers replied, fighting their guns with great pluck. After an hour and a half, during which the cannonade continued, the enemy's guns were silenced, and the Infantry was ordered in. The Boers again failed to stand before the rush of our men, and finally retreated leaving in our possession two guns, besides a number of horses, waggons, etc. The cavalry made three charges through the retiring ranks of the enemy. General Koek, l'ict Joubert, and Colonel Schiel, the German artillerist. were made prisoners. DETAILS OF THE FIGHT. The Dtvhj Mail's war correspondent wired from Lady- smith on Sunday The decision to give battle yesterday to the Boers who had seized and cut the railway at Elandslaagte-thus threatening communications between Ladysmith and Dundee-was necessarily arrived at by Sir George White on Friday. Ou the morning of that day all the mounted troops here, supported by two but- talions of infantry and two batteries of artillery, recon- noitred some twelve miles along the Newcastle road. The open, rolling country is, fortunately, very suitable for cavalry operations, although the going is heavy after the recent rains, and the weather remains cold and SHowery. vn approacning within three miles or so of the break in the railway line, our men saw the Boer out- posts falling back, apparently in no groat force. WE CAPTURED FOUR PRISONERS, who mistook our men for Boers until too near-a grati- fying testimonial to the smartness of our cavalry work. Then our men returned, and late on Friday night Sir George White determined to advance in force on ituds- laagte at an early hour on the following morning. It was imperative to dislodge the Boers from the very menacing position they held, and to re-establish com- munication between here and Dundee. This was the more indispensable as we had learned the Free State Boers were descending from their positions on the slopes of the Drakensburg, from the Tintwa and other western passes, to co-operate with those already posted at Elands- laagte. Early yesterday morning our forces moved out by road and rail. It was computed that there were about 1,200 Boers with big guns and Maxims covering a front occupying a well-chosen position at the base of a sugar-loaf shaped hill some little distance south of Elandslaagte. On both flanks there were strong kobjes, in which were three big guns, strongly posted, com- manding a wide sweep on all sides, and leaving au opening for retreat. A British armoured train, supported by two trainloads of infantry, immediately on approaching j the enemy's position was' shelled by the Boers. Our artillery was at once brought up and DROVE THE BOERS FROM THEIR GUNS. making a series ot brilliant dashes into the valley and successive heights to get nearer the Boer maiu position. Three times were the Boer batteries on the way silenced by our artillery, though the Boers fought with great pluck and determination, returning each time our guns moved and raining shrapnel and Maxim bullets against our advance. At four o'clock a tremendous artillery duel was in progress. Two Boer guns. splendidly placed, j stubbornly fought for two hours and a quarter, while mounted Boers endeavoured to come into contact with j our men on the left and right. Then, at a quarter past six, the Devons, half of the Gordons, half of the Man- chester, and the Imperial Light Horse advanced on the position and stormed the enemy's front. The bayonet charge sounded as the roar of artillery on both sides i suddenly ceased. Our men, the Devons leading, made a superb dash against the main body of the Buers, undaunted by fac-iug a fearful fire. Twice were they checked by the fearful fusilade. The advance quivered for a minute, and then, with a ringing, roaring cheer, the whole of our force hurled itself like au avalanche, and swept over the konjes, bayoneting the broken enemy in all directions. The Boers, overwhelmed, astounded, paused, retreated, then promptly raised a white flag, and surrendered. Two or three hundred of them broke and ran, pursued by the oth Lancers, who charged through and through them. It was quite dark by this time, but the slaughter must have been great.



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