ANOTHER ATTACK UPON TE NGUTU-O-TE MANU.
DEATH OF MAJOR VON TEMPSKY, CAPTAIN BUCK, LIEUT. HASTINGS, LIEUT. HUNTER, AND CAPTAIN PALMER. LIEUT. ROWAN DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED. FOURTEEN OF OUR MEN KILLED.
By the arrival of the p.s. Sturt, Captain Fairchild, we are in possession of news from the Front of a lamentable character. We are indebted to Mr. Lndder, engineei, and Captain Fairchild, for a copy of a Wanganui Times extra, which contains the following :—: — The colony will grieve to hear that Yon Tempsky is dead, but he nobly fell in battle ; the brave Captain Buck and his equally bravo fellow officers, Captain Palmer, Lieut. Hastings and Lieut. Hunter, are also ainongsb the killed. Limit. J»owan has been da ngerously wounded. The names of the 1 J men killed are not recorded in the biief intelligence to hand. We tliarf reverse the order of stating the meagre facts to hand on purpose to allay excitement. Yesterday (Monday) our force left Wai'ai at i a.m., and at 2 p.m. encountered the enemy again at Te-ngutu-o-te-maru, but this time they were thoroughly prepared to give us a warm reception; not only were the rifle pits but the tops of the trees manned, and deadly vollies poured in upon our men, who bravely pushed forward, cheered on by their officers, and returned the fire Avitk murderous effect. Twenty-seven Maoris bit the ground. How many of them sire Avouuded cannot say. Retired in good order, and are preparing for another attack. Most of our officers and men were killed by Hau Haus pexdied in the tops of trees.
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