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DEFEAT OF THE DERVISHES

[BY ELCOT-tlO TE__MJ___P--— COPYBiaHT.J [_•«*. PKISg ASSOOIATXOX.I OAIKO. AugUit 3. Colonel Grenfell, with 2000 Infantry and 500 Cavalry, has met the Dervishes near Toski, and altar a desperate battle von a decisive victory, Among the slain was the Chief of the Dervishes and the principal Emirs, besides 1500 men. The loss on the British side was fifty. (Received Angnit 5, 11,2 p m.) Gjupo, August 4 Further particulars respecting; the Rattle with tha Dervishes, neat Toski,

reached hen*. These show that Colonel Grcenfell left Toski at fire o'clock m tho morning, and, finding *hat the Dervishes were preparing to advance, ho feigned to withdraw, Tho Der»ishes were deceived by the ruse and advanced to purine the. troops, but when four miles from Toski Colonel Grcenfell stopped and charged the enemy, with the cavalry on tho right and the infantry on the left. The Dervishes were driven into the hills, but fought desperately and charged repeatedly, While attacking the JSgyptain right, Wadcljwnni, the -jhief, was killed. A Iter a desperate fight of seven hours' duration the Dervishes fled, leaving their chief, twelve emirs, and fifteen hundred of their fighting men lying dead. Tho cavalry, together with gunboats on the Nile, pursued the fugitives for miles, and all the enemy's baggage and fifteen standards were captured .

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DEFEAT OF THE DERVISHES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2191, 5 August 1889

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DEFEAT OF THE DERVISHES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2191, 5 August 1889

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