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."f I AFGHAN-ISTAN. 7r CONDITION OF CANDAHAR AND HERAT. Under rlate of the 23rd inst., the Candahar corre. spondent of the Times telegraphs The force destined to be stationed in the vicinity of Maiwand for a ehort time marched yesterday. It consists of the 13th Hussars, the Poonah Horse, a screw-gun mountain battery, and the 1st Beluch Regiment. General Wilkinson, cavalry brigadier, is in command. Its departure will relieve the commissariat of the pressure .for grain and forage, which is already very heavy and will open the roads to the Helmund for increased supplies. General Hume has gone with the force to visit the country and he battle-field, but will return on the 25th. Everything is quiet about Candahar, an 1 the fine ordered to be levied by the Government of India on the villages which attacked our stragglers 0" their retreat from Maiwand has been paid up to the la-t rupee within the prescribed limit of 10 days without any exhibition of force. The districts around Candahar are paying up the not very heavy arrears of revenue, and the excitement caused by the falsa report of an immediate evacuation has disappeared. It had, however, the effect of causing the attempt to obtain increased supplies of grain from Tirin to fail. This and the neiglibcuring districts of Nish and Derawut are very fertile, and hold large stores. On this account a sirdar has been sent there to come to ar. arrangement with the people, and had readied Niah and commenced work when the report of an impending departure of the British troops reached them, and they rose and drove him out of the district. Finding out their mistake, the headmen have already come in to apologise. From Herat eomes the same tale of misery and oppression. As usual, Ayub's hand is heavy on the people, particularly the Farsiwans, who are being expelled from their homes in the city to make room for his recruits from Candahar, who continue to arrive. He is stated to be changing his mind from day to day, at one time declaring his intention of throwing himself on the mercy of the British Government, at another of renewing the attack on Candahar next spring. His attempts to replenish his stores of arms and ammunition are not very successful, owing to the prohibition of the export of war material from Portia and the difficulty of obtaining skilled workmen. A brother and nephew of Ambiar Khan, of Taiwara, have arrived here. From their account and from letters from Herat it would appear that the Aimak conspiracy against Ayub was well night certain of success had not Khan Aga deserted them I at a critical moment. The following details of the income of the city for the last four months may be 1 Interesting to those who talk of Candahar paying the cost of occupation, it being premised that the city furnishes at least half the revenue of the province. In September it was 15,000 rupees, in October 43,000, in November 55,000, and in December 61,000. This month it will be less, trade being hindered by the cold weather.

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