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THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE.

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THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE. Sir Richard Temple, presiding at a dinner of th-i members of St. Stephen's Club, delivered an address on Central Asian affairs. He said they would all remember that last summer public atten- tion was much directed to the fact that R .ssia had arrived at S rakhs. They now saw that r would have been wl, if they had paid more atten- tion to the matter. They saw, perhaps too late, that Russia had taken that advantageous position, and had got pOBsession of the main military roads to Herat. Rlssia had transgressed the limits of the boundary drawn up 15 years ago, in advancing to the positions which she now occupied. It was not conduct justifiable on the part of a friendly empire, and in former days war had been declared with much less reason. Russia had advanced 80 miles beyond her boundary within our limits, and in the course of this advance had suc- ceeded in seizing the only two points which could be defended. The road to Herat, therefore, lay straight open to her. Zulfikar was just 140 mÍoes from Herat, and within that 140 miles there was no other such strategical position as Russia had seized. He did not mean to say that Russia held these places in any great strength. He believed at present there were only 150 Cossacks in each of them. Of course there was a large Russian force behind at Sarakhs. Still the example had been set. The Russian flag had been hoisted and Russian occupation had been accomplished. All the intervening distance between the Russian base and the British outposts at Herat was 250 miles. As matters now stood, we ought to make Herat defensible and impregnable. Candahrr, with railway commun- ication with India, would be our second line of defence, and with a friendly and independent Afghanistan between, acting as a hedge full of prickly thorns, we ought to be able to give a good ac- count of ourselves and our empire in the East. Indian officials were fully convinced of their power to keep Russia back, provided they were assured of the support of public opiniun at home. Towards the close of his speech Sir Richard stated that Russia v a- (.iilv attempting to establish a vulnerable point to our In iian Empire in order to ensure the success of her designs on Constantinople. In the course of a lengthy and able speech Sir Richard Temple was frequently applauded.

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