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FIGHTING IN ABYSSINIA.

(By Elkotbio Telegraph.—Copybight.] [Feb Press Association. J THE DERVISHES VICTORIOUS.

THE NEGUS AND 30,000 OP HIS FOLLOWERS SLAIN.

ZANZIBAR, May 10.

A battle is reported in which the forceß of the Negus were engaged for three days with the Dervishes. On the first day the Negus was victorious, capturing many prisoners} but on the following day the Dervishes effected a surprise, and wounded the Negus, who was attacked by a raging fever.

By way of revenge, the Negus caused 2,000 captives to be beheaded, and their corpses were heaped up before him. The following day the Negus dressed himself in sumptuous robes, mounted his war-horse, and declared himself the elect of God. Believing himself to be invincible, he returned to the attack, but was # again wounded—this time mortally—and his army was routed with fearful loss, 30,000 being reported to be killed. It is rumored that the Dervishes were commanded by Englishmen.

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FIGHTING IN ABYSSINIA., Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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FIGHTING IN ABYSSINIA. Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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