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Another Disaster at the Cape .. ! > , .: - ! ' 1 X Rout of the .. i Death of General Sir George OoUey. (By Cable.) Capetown, Feb. 26. Intelligence has been received hefie from Natal that a severe disaster -has occurred in the Transvaal to a portion _ of the force under Sir George Colley. The news to hand states that he advanced from Ingogo with sixcompariies of infantry, and occupied Opitskook. The Boers in great force .made a -Strong” ~ attack on his position,. and deaerate fighting ensued; lasting all-themoßsitfg./ The British troops suffered ~ loss, and finally were ; driven place. Sir George Colley and a number of officers were killed, and of the wholq six com panics, only , igo . officers.; and men escaped. ... r •• i < llaafuit U r? smi rn irr/■.

Further NewsThe Disaster Confirmed.. ff < -DAPBaccn^..,%b.(J%,t ; ,.t‘ Further telegrams to hand, front I. Natal, fully confirm tfe nouncement of the British troops in the 'H-ansvaal'. The fighting was at Spitskot (riot OpHskok as stated in the first telegram). It wss~ ~ of a desperate and ~ most pgipn character, and lasted for fully seven hours. The . British resisted the Attack \H of the Boers. until, they:. was exhausted, and . which was left was . compelled,^ tO > retreat. The for. some distance, blit ‘WeVe ■ripefc'ked.” " by the gurts from the Camp, I 'St Prospect, where stragglers from the de- - feated force are now ar% vipgg j VIIX

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THE BOER REVOLT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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THE BOER REVOLT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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