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Famine in the Soudan.

cannibalism"resorted to,

[PRE PIIESS ASSOCIATION.]

Suakim, May 23.

A famine of a most extensive character is being experienced by the natives here -and at Tokar and Kansali. The inhabitants have been reduced to such straits that cannibalism is frequently resorted to. In Suakim alone England is supplying food to 2000 persons daily.

Suakim, May 24. Hundreds are dying daily from famine.

Additional Mail News.

ilLanoivt," as the sleeping disease is called, continues to ravage Dalmatia. A post-mortem is held in every fatal case. The British Consul at Jerusalem has been compelled to ransom an Englishman named Gray and his wife, tourists, who were captured by Arabs. Mr William O'Brien's novel, which he wrote while in prison, has just been issued. It is entitled "When we were Boys," and is a historical story, dealing with the Fenians. The book has been well received by the reviewers.

Sir Thomas Esmonde, who has just returned from a tour of the Colonies, in company with Messrs Dillon and Deasy, met with a severe accident in the course of a morning ride, in London, on April 30, and had to be carried into the House on Thursday night to vote for Mr Parnell's amendment of the Land Purchase Bill in the Commons.

On April 22, Mr Bradlaugh severely attacked Mr Cunningham (Jraham for inciting strife among the starving labourers. He contended that the condition of the working classes had enormously improved, and that in this respect England stood in advance of every country in Europe. Mr Graham, after repeated but futile efforts, interrupted Mr Bradlaugh. He denied that he had incited people to violence, but said ho would do so the moment the workers became powerful enough.

Her Majesty's visit to Aix-les-Bains whither she went for the cure of a persistent attack of acute inflammation of the muscles of one ieg, has been in vain. English papers report that she is unable to walk, and is assisted out of her carriage. She is very ill and weak, and is suffering from incurable dropsy, which is only prevented from taking a malignant form by tho highest medical skill, and the greatest precaution. Her Majesty '"is much depressed in spirits. She returned to London from the Continent on Tuesday, April 29, and arirved at Windsor on the following day. The people of Newfoundland are said to be on the eye of revolution. The coast population is intensely excited over the concessions made by the Imperial Government to the French fishery interests, and tho native fishermen are all arming. They threaten to accompany the monster petition they intend presenting to Parliament. The Liberal party, supporting popular opinion, has sent a secret deputation to ascertain, sub rosa if possible, upon what terms Newfoundland will be admitted to the American union if she accomplishes final separati on from England. The I- rcss is shouting loudly for annexation, and the Premier has been hung in eftigy.

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Famine in the Soudan., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 26 May 1890

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Famine in the Soudan. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 26 May 1890

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