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London, Dec. 15
The “ Times ’’states that Mr. Berry’s appeal tests the sagacity of the colonies, and hopes the result will restrain the Minister from proceeding to extreme courses. The responsibility rests with Victoria, as England cannot prevent them from going wrong, and suffering the consequences. The landlord evicted the Dempsey family notwithstanding indignation mootings at Balia. The Viceroy is preparing the Madras army for active service in the event of Earl Beaconsfield directing the invasion of Burmah.
Theebaw declines to guarantee more courteous treatment of residents.
The rebellion in Afghanistan is spreading among the friendly tribes.
(AV.vbvV.) Calcutta, Dec. 15.
Further intelligence fully confirms that already to hand regarding the fighting on the 14th and previous days. The Afghans were numerically superior to to the British, and they made a desperate attack bn the heights to the south of the position occupied by the British forces. This was on the l‘-'th, and the English general, Roberts, consequently decided to abandon the height’s position, and concentrated his troops on Cantonnety Sterzon, north of Cahul. Orders were given to Generals Gough and Arlmthnot to bring iip reinforcements from Gandamak and Jellalabad.
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