31 AUGUST 1878, Page 1

Russia has put off the entry into Batoum until September

12th, but the dismantling of the forts by the Turks has began, and the regular troops are preparing to leave. The Lazis, on the other hand, have not withdrawn their threats of resistance to the Russian occupation, and it is said that they are keeping the Turkish troops and their commander, Dervish Pasha, in con- siderable alarm. They are dangerous enemies, and still more dangerous subjects.