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A Fair Explorer

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Parent Issue
Day
13
Month
February
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

LONBON, I"eb. 10.- Mía Frenen Shelrlon ; will leave for Bombassa in a week. She expectsto catch the British East African i company's steamer at Xaples, and to reach her destination by the middle of March. She has organized an expedition, com! posed of flfty natives, interpreters and ! carriers, aad will proceed from Mombassa to Kilmanjara, made famous by Messrs. i Du Chaillu and Johnston. She will be the first white woman who has penetrated that remote región, which is entirely barbarous. She will be accompanied by another white woman as an attendant, but the remainder of the expedition will be composed of natives. X'roposes to Have Guod Cooking. She expects to be absent four months. On being sten Mrs. Sheldon said Mr. Stanley had done all that he possibly could to further the undertaking, and she hoped to be able to secure the services of some of his Zanzibaris. She added that she would require twelve bearers for the palanquín, that is, three relays of men. "Some African expeditions," concluded Mrs. Sheldon, "have suffered terribly on account of the barbirous and and horrible manner in which tlieir food has 1 een prepared. I propose to obvíate at least this dausjer by taking with me an experieuced Arab woman coolc."