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THE SIEGE OF SUAKIM.

(ESB PIUSS ASSOCIATION.) "^ V Suakim. Deetmberli. One of Osman Digna** forts mounted with 64-pounders, which maintained * '. heavy fire, has seriously damaged an-; other of their own forts. It is reported -> that Naib, the rebel leader, haa been seriously wounded by a shall. LoHDdir. Uovimbar li»; ■ Further information- from Sualnn* atates that m proof of the Mafcdi con- .." qaering Stanley, Osman Digna has produced a cartridge which is similar to, those m use by the Stanley expedition^: - In the House of Commons to-day Lord Randolph Churchill, m speaking" on the Soudan war, urged that the present hostilities should, be sußpenledj: pending parleying for the release itcaptives. •. . _ - , T * Mr W. H, Smith, First Lord of tht Treasury, has intimated that ha will, on Monday, m reply to Lord Randolph Churchill's request for a Bttspenuion of hostilities m Soudan, inform the Hoqse " of the Governments intention. vSuakim. Deoember 15* Further information as to the deafeat of Emm Bej and others, state that the Mahdi has captured s large quantity of ivory and ammunition, and that he has: f sent the Egyptian prisoners, to Khws toum. One of the whites escaped, but nothing is known as to the fate of tte^ others. The letter received from Osman : Digna is m reply to certain enquiries made of him by Major Bundle m August last. The story is widely credited, but the Emm Bey Belief Committee refuse to believe its genuineness . It is believed .' that the Mahdi would be inclined to r&; ... lease the prisoners m custody at; Khar*-, toum, on condition that England madecomplete evacuation of the Soudan, and! would farther pledge to. abstain from meddling with it m future. London, December 1& It is considered possible that the white traveller m the Soudan is Captain, . Casat, an Italian, or Jepson who; if I j Stanley's Lieutenant. - -" - * Major-GeneralGreenfellhas prohibited A Mr Wylde, merchant and philanthropist, from landing at Suakim and parleying with the tribes. ' Replying to Lord B. Churchill m tie Houbo of Commons, Mr Goschen said ; -.■:■ the information to hand concerning thecaptives at Khartoum is so, uncertain that it is impossible at present to sub- - pend military operations m the Soudan; or at anyrate till the news has been con* firmed. \ ; ; It is believed that Stanley and Bmim have been captured by the Mahdi, and are now prisoners at Khartoum. It i* stated that they are xnanaol^d, bufc Vvi otherwise fairly treated. ;.;.■' (Reoaived Doaember 17i IG.SO a (n;> London, Deoetobejr 15. In his statement regarding the iftten- ■ • 'tions of the British Government, Mr Goschen said that m any event Suakini would have to be relieved without delay. General Greenfell's discretion was quite unfettered.! ••••". : Suakim. December 16. The enemy is answering the shelling from the forts by Vh6V musketry fite, but so far little harm has been done. . Two military aeronauts have started • from the city to reconnoitre the enemy's position and ascertain hia strength, ■••■•■"

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THE SIEGE OF SUAKIM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2015, 17 December 1888

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THE SIEGE OF SUAKIM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2015, 17 December 1888

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