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By Franklin Knowles Young

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This attempt was abandoned on account of the long ridge running from Spion Kop being occupied by the Boers in such strength as to command the entire route. "Saturday, Jan. 20, Gen. Warren, having crossed the Tugela River with the bulk of his troops, ordered a frontal attack. Our men behaved splendidly under a GRAND RECONNAISSANCE 34 heavy cross-fire slight. Three for seven hours. lines of rifle fire* Our were casualties were visible along the Boer main position. (*The Second Ambuscade. ) (British War Office Bulletin, Jan.

Gen. Warren holds the position he gained two days The Boer position is on higher ground than ours ago. and can be approached only over bare and open slopes. An attempt will be made tonight to seize Spion Kop. Bulkr. (Signed) (British War Office Bulletin, Jan. ) "Gen. " Buller. ) (British War Kop, of the Second Office Bulletin, Jan. ) "Gen. Warren's garrison, I am sorry to say, I find this morning had in the night abandoned Spion Kop. (Signed) (British War Buller. Office Bulletin, Jan. ) "I decided that a second attack on Spion Kop was and that the enemy's right was too strong to useless* GRAND RECONNAISSANCE 35 allow me to force it.

Especially, should the student be wary in regard to what is termed chess analysis, as applied to the so-called "openings" and to the mid-game. Most chess analysts are compilers of falsities occasionally interspersed with Among the prodigious number of variations truth. which they pretend to establish or refute, none may be implicitly relied on in actual play; few are of value except for merely elementary purposes, and fallacies fatal to the user. The reason for this is : many whenever men invited by are curi- osity, seek to examine circumstantially even the less intricate situations on the Chess-board, they at once become lost in contradictions.

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