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THE SUAKIM EXPEDITION.

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London, Deoomber 4 In the House of Commons Lord Randolph Churchill moved the adjournment of the House to protest against the dispatch of British troops to Suakim. He declared that the contingent was wholly inadequate, and the authorities were risking their defeat m the impending battle. Lord Randolph urged that negotiations should be commenced for the cessation of hostilities. The Hon E. Btanhope, replying, said the Mahdi had forbidden parleying, and that the Soudanese troops were quite reliable. Mr Btanhope added that it was intended to reinforce the garrison at. Suakira with several battalions of black troops, and that Government were prepared to take all responsibility m the patter. The motion was defeated by a majority of forty-two. London, Deoombar 5 Lord Wolseloy is opposed to the Sonkim campaign. In moving the adjournment of the House to protest against the Suakim. campaign, Lord Randolph Churchill said it would bo a repetition of the history of Boer and Zulu wars, and asserted that English military advisers disapproved of the proposed campaign. 'Ihey hated the Soudan, and the whole Eastern Question was not worth the life of a single soldier. Mr Stanhope said it was not intended to extend the campaign. > Suakim. December 4. The Arabs are now retreating from their position. (Received JDeoomber 6, 1115 p.ai ) Cairo, December 5. It is reported that the Arabs are leaving their trencheß m frpat of Suakim and proceeding to make another attack on the garrison at Wady Haifa.

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THE SUAKIM EXPEDITION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888

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THE SUAKIM EXPEDITION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888

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