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THE BATTLE OF TOSKI.

CRUSHING DEFEAT OF THE I)ER

VISHES,

THEIR LEADER, TWELVE EMIRS. AND 1,500 MEN KILLED.

(By Electric Telegraph—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.

CAIRO, August 4.

(Received August 6,1889, at noon.j

Particulars of the action with the Arabs show that General Grenfell left Toski at fire in the morning and found the enemy preparing to advance. The English commander feigned to withdraw, but, when four miles from Toski, stopped and charged with cavalry to Mie right and infantry to the left. The Dervishes were driven from kill to hill, fighting desperately as they were forced baok. They wpre charged repeatedly by the cavalry while valiantly attacking the right of the Egyptian troops, and Wadel Jiani, their chief, was killed. After seven hours' fighting the Arabs broke and finally fled, leaving their leader, with twolve Emirs and 1,500 men, dead on the field. The cavalry and gunboats on the river followed the fugitives for miles. All the Dervishes' baggage and fifty standards were captured,

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THE BATTLE OF TOSKI., Issue 7977, 5 August 1889

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THE BATTLE OF TOSKI. Issue 7977, 5 August 1889

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