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THE LAKE ALBERT NYANZA.

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THE LAKE ALBERT NYANZA. Mr. Stanley—the discovererof Livingstone—write9 to the Daily Telegraph correcting the views lately put forward by Sir Samuel Baker with reference to the lake Albert Nyanza. He says, I am very sorry that he should have advanced anything upon the mere report of an ignorant native to throw doubt upon the very thorough work performed by Livingstone and myself at the northern end of Lake Tanganika":—"The head of Tanganika is imprisoned between two range. of lofty mountains from 1,500 to 2,000 feet high, whieh meet together in a point about a mile or two miles wide. There is no deep break or cleft in thtfse mountains on either aide, save that by which the Rusizi enters the lake. We did not meet with a single Usigs who had ever heard of any lake to the north of Usige." He complains that Sir Samuel Baker has no right to set against this "knowledge obtained by personal exploration of the north end of the lake," the report of any number of natives to the contrary. He dwells upon the fact that, according to Sir Samuel, the lake, Albert Nyanza, has an altitude of 2.700 feet above the level of the sea, whereas, ac- cording to Livingstone, the lake Tanganika has an altitude of from 2,880 to 3,000 feet, and he contends, therefore, that "the Albert cannot flow into the Tanganika and he pledges himself that if the Eng- lish Expedition, now on its way to Ujiji, finds that he is wrong he will pay the cost of the expedition. L

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