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THE RUSSO-AFGHAN DIFFICULTY.

(REUTER’S TELEGRAMS—COPYRIGHT.) St. Petersburg, April 18. In his late despatch to the Government General Kornaroff announced , that when Panjdeh and the posts in the neighborhood were evacuated by the Afghans, and the latter fled to Herat, he deemed it expedient to place Panjdeh under temporary Russian administration. London, April Is. The Standard states that the Ameer of Afghanistan is indisposed to press his claim to Panjdeh, an 4 expresses the. belief that everything demanded by Russia has been conceded except Zulfikar, which remains Afghan toryLondon, April 19. Rumors of a peaceful settlement of the existing difficulty between England and Russia continue to be nfe, but so far nothing of a definite nature has transpired in regard to the situa(Received April 20,1.30 p.m.) Melbourne, To-day. Government are in receipt of a telegraphic despatch from the Agent* General, informing them that .thiqp look more peaceful at Home, but ths[t' the Imperial Government was not in any degree relaxing the military pre? parations which have been going bn for some time past,

■ Auckland, Saturday. Sir Judins Yoge! thia afternoon received a cable message from the AgentGeneral stating that the prospects of peace are less gloomy. The Newcastle Herald, of April 11, has a paragraph aa follows :—“ The American schooner Quickstep arrived hero yesterday from Melbourne. Captain Jacobsen arports that on April 6, when twenty-five miles from Cape Howe, he passed a Russian sloop of war steering west southwest, coming from the eastward, but had no communication with her. She had fore-and-aft canvas set, and was steam- I ing. Government have cabled to .the Agent- I General to procure and at once forward I 2,000 atandjof the latest military rifle (the I Martini-Henri) to the colony, together I with all the necessary appointments. I

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THE RUSSO-AFGHAN DIFFICULTY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1518, 20 April 1885

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THE RUSSO-AFGHAN DIFFICULTY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1518, 20 April 1885

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