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By Telegraph.

THIS AFTERNOON'S REPORT

LATER FROM WASHINGTON!!

THE SEIGE OF ISLAND NO. 10.

Com. Foote Gaining on the Secesh.

BOMBARDMENT STILL GOING ON.

Com. Foote Confident of Success.

Etc., Etc., Etc.

News from Com. Foote.

WASHINGTON, March 20.

Our official dispatches from Com. Foote, received at 12 o'clock last night at Cairo, and telegraphed hither, says:

Island No. 10 is harder to conquer than Columbus, as the Island shore was lined with batteries commanding the one above it. I am gradually approaching the Island, but still do not hope for much until the occurrence of certain events which promise success.

Com. Foote adds, "We are firing day and night on the rebels, and we gain on them. — We are having some of the most beautiful rifle practice ever witnessed. The mortar shells have done good execution. One shell was landed on their floating batter.

[The Telegraph again collapsed. We shall probably have some news within a month, if we have good luck.]