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Dr. Livingstone

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In the .March number of Ocean Ilighways a detailed account is given of the reputed death of Dr. Livingstone, derived ïrom the materials supplied by letters received from Lieut. Canieron, Dr. Dillon, Lieut. Murphy, and Sa'id bin Salim, the Arab Governor of Unyanyeinbe. From the article referred to we extract the following particulars: "In March, 1872, Dr. Livingstone reached Unyanyembe, and after receiving supplies from Zanzíbar, set out with 90 men on his last journey in the following August. He proceeded in a southwesterly direction to the southern extremity of Lake Liemba, the prolongation of Tangonyiki toward tho south. - Thence ho made his way to the northorn shore of Lake Bangweolo, near the point where he was in July, 1SGS. But, being unable to cross, he passed arbund tho eastern end of the lake, fording the Chambeze and three smaller tributaries; and marching along its southorn shore, he appears to havu reached the point where he expected to find the four t'ountains, two of which were, he conjectured, the sources of the Nilo mentioued by Herodotua. "Ttisthen probable that hc marched in a northerly direction and explored the región of Katanga copper mines ; for Lieut. Cameron, who has boen indefatigable in collecting information, was told by an Arab merchant that he had seen Dr. Livingstone and his party, all well, some months previoua at Katanga. In rcturning they had to cross the Luapula and work their way eastward through an inundated country, in wnioh, sometimes for three hours at a time, the water stood abovo the waists of the travelers. During this trying journoy two of the men died and several deserted. "When marching across the swampy tract near Moira Achinto, Dr. LivingBtone was attacked'by dysentery, brought on by exposure and over fatigue. According to one account, he got as far as the district of Lobisa, on his way back, to tho east of Bangweolo; where he died after 10 orl'i days' illness, probably in May or April, 1873, if Sir Samuel Baker's theory proves correct, at the very source of the Nile, at the fountains of streams flowing into the south end of Lake Tanganylka, the moet distant tpst'ivoir of the groat river. "When Livingstone died his fparty numbered 79 men, araong wbom were a few Nasik boys and other faithful servants. Chief among (hem was a Chuman, who had been rescued from slaveryjon the Zambesi, and who went on ahead to beg for succor from Unyanyembe. He seems to have arrived on the 16th of October. He stated that the party, with Dr. Livingstone's body, was from 10 to '20 days' march from Unyanyembe, and was nearly starving ; that they had also two boxes of books with them; and that the Doctor, before his death, had told them to fetch another box of papers which he had left at Ujiji and to take it down to the coast. " Chuman found the East Coast Livingstone Search Expedition at Unyanyembe ; anda telegram, dated at Aden on February 23, informs us that while Lieut. Murphy is bringing the body of the illustrious traveler down to Zanzíbar, Lieut. Cameron has gone onward to Ujiji to recover Dr. Livingstone's papers."


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