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A New Expedition to Africa.

Arrangements are in a forward state for a new expeditiqn to the D,ark Continent. It will start from London early in May, but though that port is selected for the start, and much of the equipment of the party has been arranged for in London, the expedition had its birth in Sweden, and will be manned by Svyedes. The leader of the new crusade is Mr Nils Johann Zachrissen. His plan is, says the London correspondent of the Liver; pool ."Daily Post," to proceed from Mozambique to the north-east of Lake Tanganyika, in the neighborhood of Ujiji, »nd thence to the Victoria Nyanza, erecting on the way between Ujiji and the Nyanza, I a series of stations as a means of suppros-

sing the slave trade. He has engaged a body of a hundred Swedish artisans, who have bound themselves to accompany him on a three years' expedition. In addition to the Swedes, some 1500 native carriers will be required. Zachrissen's plan of campaign is a happy mingling of missionary work and warfare against slavery. A peculiarity of the crusade is that the Swedish artisans will not receive any money payment, but at the end of their three years' service they will be entitled to an allotment of land, and may open trade with the natives. So far-from taking any money from the. subscription, each workman, before he starts, will deposit a sum of £25, to go toward meeting the expenses of sending him back* in case he should fail through ill-health.

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A New Expedition to Africa., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 23 May 1890

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A New Expedition to Africa. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 23 May 1890

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