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GALADI OCCUPIED. Sharp Skirmish at the Wells. -Hardships of the March. The operations in Somaliland against the Mullah are now being pressed with some vigour, and a despatch dated Galadi, March 31, brings the news of the occupation of that place on that day. The despatch adds that "the troops met with no opposition on the march, but there was a sharp skirmish at the Wells with a small force of the enemy, who lost five killed. "Tne trying march was admirably borne by the troops, who are now taking a well-earned rest here while plans for the further pursuit of the Mullah are matured. The Mullah is reported to be not very far distant from Galadi with a strong force. The water supply at Galadi is sufficient for the present. "Although the troops met with no opposition they encountered great hardship through the excessive heat and the scarcity of water. Most of the mounted troops remained at Dudub owing to the lack of water." Captures from the Enemy. Following on this important despatch is one from Colonel Swaiin, dated Bohotle, April 2, to the Secretary of State for War. The colonel says that—"Major Sharp's flying column returned to Damot all well this morning after week's success- ful operations in a southerly direction from that place. Camel Corps pushed on to within twenty miles from Galadi, but failed to obtain com- munication with Manning. Total result:- Enemy's loss 98 killed; captured 2,000 camels and 6,000 sheep. "The Indian Contingent B.C. African Somali Mounted Infantry and Camel Corps returned to Bohotle with captured camels as there is a short- age of water Damot. Rain is expected soon." The Position Defined. To understand these operations it is necessary to fix the position of the places, say as regards well-known London localities. Let Bohotle be Highgate, then Damot is Hornsey, Galadi is Chelsea, and Galkayu is Greenwich in regard to position. t Manning has been pushing forward to Galadi in a straight line almost from Galkayu in the direction of the Mullah's forces. Sharp's flying column has been operating from the north to- wards Galadi to strengthen Manning's hands, but has not succeeded in joining the general. When the start was made from Galkayu it was expected that the column, which was made up of levies from the King's African Rifles, the Indian troops, and British and Boer mounted infantry, would reach Galadi about March 26. It will be observed they were five days late, and that is ex- plained by the difficulties mentioned in the despatches. The whereabouts of the Mullah were the all-important thing. He has been reported on the Webi Shebeh River, about 90 miles from Galadi (West), with a force of 5,000 more or less well equipped; but he had taken care to leave a force in Galadi, who retired probably before the British force came up. One feature of the operations at present is the lack of news of the rather large Abyssinian column towards which, if all is going well with that column, the British general must be gradu- ally driving the Mullah's forces. In such case the Mullah is between the upper and nether millstones of our forces. At this time the Abyssinians, which are di- rected by British officers, should be somewhere near Gerlogubi. However, it is difficult to specu- late as to the exact whereabouts of the Mullah. He has proved himself an elusive foe, and the campaign is by no means yet ended.

IMR. MCMILLAN'S EXPEDITION.I

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ILADY GRANVILLE GORDON.

FATAL MIDNIGHT RIDE.

THE PRINCE AND THE NAVY.

" „ ,.,„„. \ IRISH LAND BILL.

CHARGES OF "COOPERING."

I -THE KING IN PORTUGAL.

DREYFUS AGAIN.

GREAT STRIKE IN HOLLAND. I

ICAMILLE HOLLAND'S DEATH PRESUMED.

IDEATH OF MR. REGISTRAR HANNEN.I…

I ALIEN PILOTS.I

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I CHAPMAN HANGED.

"FASTING" IN THE OLDEN TIME.…

TRAGIC VILLAGE FIRE,'

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I VANISHING HELIGOLAND.

I HOIST BY HIS OWN PETARD.

I A ROYAL EARL.

I MEDICAL MEN INCREASING.

I COMPENSATION FOR LICENSES.

I TWO KINDS OF PLANTS.

I A TERRIBLE DEATH-DEALER.

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I SUPPRESSING THE CIGARETTE.