(Per the Arawata at Auckland.) (By Telegraph.) Auckland, To-day. Arrived—The s.s. Arawata. She left Sydney on the 17th, and amongst her news are the (oliowing additional cablegrams : London, Feb. 15. There is every probability of a match being made for Wallace Ross to row either Trickett or Laycock for Li,ooo a-side on the Thames. Considerable sensation has been created by the announcement that Ayoub Khan has again declared war against Abdul Rahman, the Ameer of Cabul. The relations Fbetween Greece and Turkey are strained to the utmost, and war is regarded as imminent.
General Roberts has been entertained at a banquet in the Guildhall, London. There was a brilliant company. In responding to the toast of his health, General Roberts spoke at some length upon the organisation of the British army, which, he said, was in many respects defective. Its great fault was that it was absurdly small, and a more manly stamp of soldiers was required. They wanted men. Boy soldiers drafted into the army were a failure.
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LATE CABLEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 275, 22 February 1881
LATE CABLEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 275, 22 February 1881
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