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[Per Press Association.—Copyright.]

PARIS, September 20. News has been received from the Western Soudan that the forces under Sanmry, the well-known Mahoniedan chief, have engaged and dispersed a French Native detachment operating at Lobi. Two officers and six riflemen attached to the French party were killed, while thirtveight are reported as missing. ■ September 21. The object of the French detachment which was attacked by Samory's forces while proceeding to Lobi was to require the evacuation of the place by the Natives. The disaster was brought about by gross treachery on the part of Samory himself.

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THE FRENCH IN THE SOUDAN., Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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THE FRENCH IN THE SOUDAN. Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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