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African Exploration

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LETTERS addressed to the Secretary of the Committee of the British Association for the exploration of Kilimanjaro have just been received from Mr. H. H. Johnston, dated from the British Residency, Zanzibar, May 13. After consultation with Sir John Kirk, Mr. Johnston had selected the Mombasa route for Kilimanjaro, and was expecting to depart for that port in about a fortnight's time. The country between Mombasa and Chaga was said to be quiet, and to present no serious difficulties in the way. Mr. Johnston had succeeded in obtaining the services of three of the same bird-skinners that had been employed by Dr. Fischer, and of a botanical collector trained under Sir John Kirk, of whose kindness and assistance he speaks in the highest terms. Mr. Johnston, in spite of the trying climate of Zanzibar, was in excellent health, and had strong hopes of the success of the expedition.

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