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NOBLER THAN REVENGE.

ALGERIA OF TO-DAY.

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DHULEEP SINGH.

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DHULEEP SINGH. A correspondent writes from Charkoff, South Russia: "Dhuleep Singh has been staying at the Hotel Dussaux, in Moscow, for the last month or five weeks under the name of Patrick Casey. He is accompanied by Arroor Singh. My informant has also been staying at the same hotel for three weeks, and during that time was in the habit of meeting Arroor Singh daily, and Dbuleep Singh occasionally. The former spoke without the least reserve as to the object of their visit to Russia. They came direct from Paris, and at the Central Station at Berlin on the 22nd March, Dhuleep Singh was robbed of a handbag, containing his passport and £1000 in cash. He telegraphed to M. Katkoff, with whom he bad been in previous communication, who replied, instructing him to come forward and he would find a police permit awaiting him at the frontier. He acted on these instructions and arrived in Moscow a few days later. The object of the visit is acknowledged to be to influence the Russian Government on his behalf, and, if he can gain their support, to pass through Afghanistan to Lahore, to stir up a rebellion in his favour with a view to re- covering his throne. Arroor Singh was in India three months ago to ascertain the feeling of the people, when he was watched by the Bombay and native police. His statement was that if Russia was to invade India, they would fight for England but should Dhuleep accompany them they would, without hesitation, turn against the British. Rumours seem to have reached the British representatives in St. Petersburg, as they communicated with the Consular Agent in Moscow, to gather information about the parties, but as up to the 15th or 20th of April it was not known who they really were, his reply was favourable. My informant, however, made a statement of the facts to the Consular Agent, who injudiciously showed the communication to Arroor Singh, who immediately apprised Dhuleep Singh, and the intercourse with my informaut ceased. He describes Dhuleep as a man about 50 years of age, saliow complexion, black hair, bald, wearing full black beard mixed with grey. He is accompanied by a young lady about 20 years of age, with an unmistakable accent, and for whom he bought a sewing machine at the English Magazine on the Kousnetsky-bridge. Dhuleep states that the English Government engaged to allow him £50,000 a year, but he has only been paid £25,000 and the arrears, with interest amounted to three millions of money. In pressing his claim he first went to Mr. Gladstone, who said it was a matter for the Government. He then wished the matter to be tried in a court of law, but was told that the court was for everybody in England except himself, and, being driven from pillar to post, he got tired out and had no other resource but to take the step he is taking. He states he would prefer remaining under English protection if he was fairly dealt with."

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