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i EAST AFRICAN WAR, 1 Mad Mullah's Determined j Onslaught. I Serious Encounter: 154 British 1 Casualties. Colonel Swayne's Column in Retreat. Serious fighting has occurred in So'&u.'lilaiid. A Reuter message from Aden,- dated Satur- day, states that the force of Colonel Swayne, his Majesty's Commissioner in the Somaliland Protectorate, had been heavily en^a^ed against the Mad Mullah, and that Ahljor Phillips and Captain Angus had been killed and Colonel Cobbe wounded. Confirmation of the news came to hand on Sunday, when the Foreign Office issued the subjoined statement: The following telegram has been received at the Foroiegn Office from his Majesty's Vice- Consul at Berbera, dated October 7 Colonel Cobbe, Chief Staff-officer to Col. Swayne, has sent the following message (un- dated) — The force reached Erego this morning about one day's march north of Mudug, and was attacked in thick bush on advancing. Twice the enemy were beaten jack in the morning. Their losses were 9 heavy, and we captured 100 rifles. Our torce proceeded to collect the transport, and from a zaraba in the afternoon a re- cotnnaisance was made, and the eiieiiiv again driven off after sharp fighting. Deeply regret to report the following casualties Colonel Phillips and Captain Angus and 50 men killed; about 100 wounded, among whom are Captain Ho- ward and Lieutenant Everett, who, how- ever, are doing well. The 2nd Battalion •king's African Rifles had five men wounded Severe losses among transport and ridin<r camels. The force will zareba to-morrow and advance to attack the enemv Telegram from his Majesty's Vice-Consul:- ^KBHRA, October 17. The following is the substance of a further message received from Colonel Swayne:- oJtoVrTXhV?1'i,ls ot Er<ig\r c„, i-i •' uaicn was verv severe, the Mullah wieS-lre c:ousiderably shaken. The with' V. I T LS ^Ucl to ')e in communication | Wp'nh i) iu the direction of the from -m ?' 1S brinSillS UP reinforcements humif r CoL Swayne, being much o S i ?1 0Tnng to tlie "ecessity of trans- V> w ounded and water, is retirino- on Bohotle. He asks that the remainder Of the ? Battalion King's African Rifles 11 R. s ^espatched to Berbera at once C('ir?vv? 7 fm;tber relkble troops.—(Reuter)'. COLONEL «WAYNE AXD THE WELSF REGIMENT. Sw?vUtl3naint"coIonel Eric John Eagles swayne, who is m command of the expedition agamst the Mad Mullah, is a soldier of forty years of age. He received his commision as Oltff ,in.the Welsh Regiment on March h-ittir ™he dK? loug reniaiu in that battalion. The regiment was at the time 111 ?°utii Africa, and in Xovember of the follow- ™g 3rear Colonel Swavne was transferred in the Indian Staff tVpS: To this been attached ever since, joining the staff as an intelligence officer in 1895,

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