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The Btitlih and African steamer Gameroon arrived In the Mersey on December 1 with malls and passengers from the West and Sooth-went coast of Africa. , Aooordtng to Information broagbt from , Bonny by the Cameroon, a most extra* 1 ordinary rumor was In circulation respect- ; ing Mr H. M. Stanley, the well-known African explorer. The rnmor is said to , have come from the river Niger, and wai 1 to the effect that Stanley, with a strong armed force, was at the back of the great ■ oil rivers, including tbe Ni?er, and was annexing the country. It was said that he was planting the British flig as he J went abog, and it wns understood that he , found the natives very anxious to or me I under tbe proteotlon of England. The report was siid to be brought down the j river Niger by the interior natives, who r appeared anxious to spread the report. r The opinion has been prevalent for years 1 past that the Upper Niger oonld be reaohed 9 both from the Congo on the sou h and ! from the Senegal on the nc rib, but beyond the report from the Niger, v-.ft Bonny, ' nothing farther wisglejwed of Mr Stanley's movements

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STANLEY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2045, 24 January 1889

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STANLEY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2045, 24 January 1889

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