14 MARCH 1840, Page 2

The reports of the Russian march upon Chiva bad been

con- tradicted, but were still believed in Cabul. Afghanistan was tranquil. Lord KEANE had been treated with extraordinary respect by the successor of RUNJEET SINGH in Lahore, where all were eager to behold the conqueror of the Afghans.

It was rumoured at Bombay that Aden was to be abandoned, as the repairs necessary to make it tenable would require an expen- diture of 200,0001.