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    THE French African traveller, M. de Sanderval, has returned to Paris from his expedition to Timbo. His principal object was to find the route which European travellers have searched for for more than a century, and which is destined even tually to become the main route by which civilisation will progress from the coast to the Upper Niger and the Soudan. During his first journey in 1879 M. de Sanderval obtained permission to construct a railway from the Iman of Timbo and grant of a district of 12,000 square kilometres. The maps and notes of the traveller will be presented to the Academy by M. de Lesseps.

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