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A "HOLY WAR" IN MOROCCO

In reference to tbe startling revolt In Morocco, bo precnßnt with daogor to nil tl Btrangers," dotallu are tow to hand showing that there was butchery of the < most ferocious character On Aagu 1 28 th, the ollofflng despatch reaohed New York from London : — A horrible state of offaira m Moroooo Is dlsolosed by a desp.toh received here to-diy. Anarchy of the bloodieft character reigns In the wholo dom»ln of Empetir Mnley Hassan, To avenge the death of his cousin, Prince Muley, who, with his escort, was ambunhod and alain by robuls, he has let loose the Imperial troops upon the now wretched aid helpless insurgents, with fall license, to murder, torture, and outrage lo the extent of their savage desires. Old man, young mcD, and children have boon slaughtered wlthou 1 mercy. The mothers, dto^hters, and nil female relatives of the robels have been degraded or seized aa slaves The wholesale murder hew been carried on until do more rebels exist m the towns and citlo/?, and the bloody persecution haa extended Into distant districts, wherever rebels aro supposed to be. It is reported that the Emperor has gone so far m bis inhuman work of extermination that he is now surrounded t>y hostile trihes who may servo him as he has served their allies Nowb comes via Madrid, which is the beet prfsent souroa of Morocco news, that there ia little doubt that horrible outrages have been practised, and to add to the public misery a famine prevails m many districts. Legal authority is at a standstill . Gang's of thieves plunder and kill without a check. Tho Arab priests are preaching a holy war and advising the summary murder of all infidels. The " .Keril dv Mora?," a Tangiers papor, calli on all the foreign Powers to send ships to protect Christians and Jews. The eccountß may be exaggerated, but very possioly tl.oy are all trne. One effect may be to hasten the solution of the Morocco question, which has long waited adjustment of some kind.

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A "HOLY WAR" IN MOROCCO, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888

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A "HOLY WAR" IN MOROCCO Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888

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