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A GENERAL KILLED.

Despatches from Melilla (Morocco) state that m an attack by the tribesmen upon the Spanish positions at Izhafen and Imarufen recently, General Ordonez was shot, receiving two bullets m his chest (says a Renter message from Madrid). On the afternoon of Saturday, October 17th, just after firing ceased around the Spanish position at Imarufen, the general, who was then at the position at Shazen, ordered a horse to be brought so that he might go to Imarufen and personally ascertain the results of the fighting 'there. A few moments later an aide-de-camp told him that the horse was ready, and the general, turning towards him, had just uttered the words, "Thank you," when he staggered forward, and, with a deep groan, fell senseless m the officer's'arms. He had received two bullets m the chest m the region of the heart. At nightfall the general was placed on a stretcher and taken to the nearest station on the mines railway. Rain was falling m torrents, lhe dying man complained of violent pains | m the heart and want of breath, and tried to tear off his bandages Long before the station was reached he hail breathed his last. The "Times" describes the general as Spam s most brilliant artillery officer.

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A GENERAL KILLED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXII, Issue 8259, 27 December 1911

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A GENERAL KILLED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXII, Issue 8259, 27 December 1911

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