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MUTINY AND MURDER.

[Per Press Association.—Copyright.J

LONDON, November 22. In June last Major J. R. L. M’Donald, accompanied by a full staff of officers and a force of Indian troops, was despatched by the British Government to ascend the River Jub, which forms part of the boundary between the _ English and Italian spherea'in East Africa, for the purpose of definitely deciding the Anglo-Italian boundary. News has been received that a body of Soudanese soldiers, who also accompanied the expedition, mutinied, and, assisted by 150 Mahomedan Bujannia tribesmen, attacked Major M’Donald’s party on October 17 at Usoga, on the north shore of Lake Victoria Nyanza. After several hours’ fighting the mutineers were defeated and arrested. One hundred men, which was one-third of their number, were killed or wounded. Major M‘Donald lost sixteen killed (including Lieutenant Feilding) and thirty wounded.

The mutineers had previously murdered Major Thurston and two English officials. The Indian troops stationed atMombassa, the seat of the administration of British East Africa, have been despatched to reinforce Major M'Donald. Major MT onald was heading for the White Nile, his objective point, at the time of the mutiny.

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MUTINY AND MURDER., Issue 10478, 23 November 1897

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MUTINY AND MURDER. Issue 10478, 23 November 1897

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