(Per s.s. Botomahana at Bussell.) London, Sept. 11. The autumn manoeuvres of the German militia were carried out on a scale of unusual magnificence. The display was a brilliant and imposing one, and the movements attracted a considerable amount of attention. They were witnessed by the Emperor William, who expressed satisfaction at the result. In view of the staunch relations between France and Germany, these manoeuvres were regarded as possessing more than ordinary significance, and something in the nature of a menace to France was inspired by the extraordinary efforts by the German military authorities to display their Avar resources. Sept. 13. The news of the disastrous defeat inflicted on Ayoub Khan’s forces near Candahafl by General Roberts has had a most demoralising effect upon the Heratees. The population has broken out in open insux-rection, and murdered the ActingGovernor, Avho had been appointed by Ayoub Khan to administer the affairs of the city during his absence on the campaign. No settlement has yet been brought about between the Albanians and Montenegrins. Grave doubts continue to be entertained whether the cession of Dulcigno will be acomplished without a resort to arms. Riga Pasha, who was some time ago ordered by the Sultan to proceed to the vicinity of Dulcigno, and Who has since remained in proximity to the town, has received instructions from the Government that inasmuch as the Albanians persistently maintain their previous attitude of hostility, he is not to resist the forcible occupation of Dulcigno should this be attempted by the Montenegrins.
Sept. 14, Negotiations with the Basuto chiefs have been quite fruitless. The Basutos are intensely indignant at the ungenerous treatment which they allege they have received at the hands of the Cape Government. Fighting is inevitable, and the British troops are being rapidly pushed forward into Basuto land. Sept. 15. With a view of bringing about a cessation of hostilities between Russia and China, negotiations are opened between the Governments of the two countries. It has been found, however, impossible to come an understanding in respect to the disputed territory of Kuldja, and the negotiations have been abandoned. The war will therefore be continued.
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