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STATE-SCHOOL AT NORTH LYELL. QUEENSTOWN, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
STATE-SCHOOL AT NOIRTH LY'ILL. QUEENSTOWN, Sunday. On Thursday next a public meeting will be held at the North Lyell Hotel to consider the drawing up of a peti tion to Parliament praying for the es tablishment of a State-school at North Lyell. A school is sadly wanted, and there are more than the regulation number of children required for es tablishing one. Owing to the nature of the road and country sending chil dren to Gormanston is out of the ques tion.
SCENE OF THE BATTLE. CHARGE OF THE INNISKILLINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
SCENE OF THE BATTLE. CHARGE OF THE INNISKILLINGS. The scene of the fight was in broken country three miles north of Coles berg, and the British replied to the at tack of the enemy with vigour. The Boers directed a spirited attack against the British left flank, and this was replied to by a grand charge of the Inniskillings (Sixth Dragoons). The Inniskillings charged right through the enemy, killing seven and wounding others, and scattering the force right and left.
REFUGED ON A KOPJE. COMPELLED TO SEEK COVER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
REFUGED ON A KOPJE. COMPELLED TO SEEK COVER. After the cavalry charge the Boern sought refuge on a small kopje, from which they kept up volley after volley on the British troops. Two companies of the Berkshires and hzlf a battalion of the Suffolks en gaged the enemy hbtly, while four guns of the Horse Artillery shelled the posi tion, ultimately compelling the enemy to seek fresh shelter.
SITUATION IN NATAL. BULLER AT WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
S'ITUATION IN NATAL,. BULLER AT WORK. Forces under General Buller are do ing good work in the eighboeurhood of Colcnso. The scouts have put in some effective work, and the British have got 83 guns into play shelling the positions of the enemy. On Friday a reconnaissance in force was made in the direction of Inhlawe Mountain, near Colenso, but it failed to draw the Boors from their hiding places on the slopes of the eminence.
A DETERMINED ATTACK. AN IMPREGNABLE POSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
A DETERMINED ATTACK. AN IMPREGNABLE POSITION. The small force from Mafehlng, once brought to the scene, got into action without delay, and fought with the grca.test gallantry against great odds. The enemy had constructed a fort which it would have taken a much stronger force than that spared from the defenders of Mafeking to capture. Nothing daunted, the British in the face of a withering fire endeavoured to scale the walls of the fort, but after a sustained struggle were compelled to fall back, the structure. to so small an attacking force being impregnable.
ENGAGEMENT NEAR MAFEKING. ARMOURED TRAIN AT WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
ENGAGEMENT NEAR MAFEKING. ARMOURED TRAIN AT WORK. Reports to hand at Capetown show that an armoured train sortie was made from Mafeking on December 26, not on the 24th as previously stated. The object of Colonel Baden-Powell was to push back the cordon the Boers were forming round the town to the northward. The enemy, however,were forewarned of the attack and made preparation to meet it. During the night the Boer forces to the north were doubled, and everything done that could possibly strengthen the position.
CAPTURE OF REBELS. DISLOYALTY CHECKED. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
CAPTURE OF REBELS. DISLOYALTY CHECKED. Mention has already been made of certain documents found in. the aban doned Boer laager at Sunnyside, seri ously incriminating a large number of disloyal Cape Colonists. It is now learnt that the Boer troops who fought at Sunnyside con sisted wholly of Cape Colonists who had joined the enemy's colours. Colonel Filcher was enabled from the documents that were found to draw up a list of the disloyal Doug las farmers whose sons had gone over to the Boers and had been engaged in the Sunnyside battle. This list is now in the hands of the British autho rities at Belmont. The Boers westward of the railway line are still being kept under close observation, detachments of the 9th and 12th Lancers having been deo spatchedi to Sunnyside to prevent the possibility of an advance eastward towards the line of communication be tween Mod der River and the south. The success of Colonel Pilcher and his force has had the effect of check ing the spread of disloyalt...
DARK OUTLOOK IN CUBA. ANTI-AMERICAN REVOLT SAID TO BE PREPARING. NEW YORK, Nov. 27. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 8 January 1900
DARK.. OUT'L",OP ) IN dCUI6A. '. ANTI-AMERICAN REVOLT SAID TO BE PREPARING. NEW YORK, Nov. 27. The unsettled state of Cuba has re cently been causing the United States Goveinmment the greate'st anxiety. The widespread demand ameong the natives for independent government and ithe opposition to American control threa ten to result in a serious crisis. The "New York Evening Journal" lately publishes a despatch from Havana,rtating that 1000 armed Cubans have assembled in the province of Pinar del Rio, raised the revolutionary flag, and are prepared to fight for inde pendence. The report has caused intense excite n.cnt in Havana, where anti-American sentiment is rapidly increasing, owin0 g to the popular impression that the American Government intends to annex the island and never grant the Cubans the promised independence. Secret meetings are being constantly held, and several Cuban leaders have suddenly disanppaeared. A general up rising against the American authoritics is said to have...