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STANLEY AND EMIN BEY.

Sir Francis De Winton, President of the Emm Bey Relief Committee, London, received 'ho follpwfng telegram from Leopold Vllle, on December . 31st }— " Stanley's correspondence is detained at the Falls, and cannot reaob us before March,"—Ward." De Winton expects to receive news from Stanley much earlier than the time mentioned. A Greek from Khartoum—whence be smarted Iwo months previous by way of HaesaU—arrived at Buaklm on Deoember 31st. He reports that nothing had been heard at Khartoum of the fall of the Government of the equatorial provinces or of the ospture of Emln Bsy. On the contrary, the forces of the Mabdi have twice beexr defeated at Bahr-el-Ghnzwl. A sergeant who formerly belonged to tbe Egyptian Army arrived at Suakim from Khartoum on January §-d. He left the former place on November 33rd, g e H&jß Emm Bey was free at the time he left, and had repeatedly defeated the dervishes at Bahr-el-Gbasal, this story disproves the report of Osman Dlpna, who claims that he captured Emln on October 10th. Information reoeived on January sth by the Emln Bey Relief Committee, London, Includes reports from a sergeant of the old Egyptian army, who for several years bad been a prisoner at Khartoum. A despatoh from the agent, Mr Ward, at Leopoldville, qcmQrms the opinion of leading African explorers tbat Stanley w»9 the white pasha In B«hr-el-Ghaael, and was at Bonoyla on tbe Upper Aruwlnl on August 17th last, that he did not leave there on August 28th '• presumably to rejoin Emln Pasha,' but that he set off at the latter date, either to explore the WUte Makua of to arots the Continent towards Lake Chad or the Upper Benue. A deserter, one of Osman Dlgna's Ueutenaots, arrived at Suakim on January sth, who deolared that Emm had been oaptured, and was a prisoner at Khartoum i where he wss badly treated by his captors. - The expedition to be headed by Stevens, the bicyclist, to search for Stanley and Em'n Bey, is being orgaulied by tbe , ff New York World,'' ' 9 868533 i

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STANLEY AND EMIN BEY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889

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STANLEY AND EMIN BEY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889

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