Immediately after the signature of the Agreement, Sir P. Lumsden
was summoned to London, leaving the headship of the English part of the Boundary Commission to Colonel Ridgeway. The Conservatives are indignant at this, and declare that the recall of Sir Peter is a concession made to the Russian Government ; but of this there is no evidence. The Government does not explain the circumstances, merely alleging that it requires Sir P. Lumsden's assistance; but it denies strongly a report of Lord Dufferin's resignation. Lord Dufferin, who alone knows the mind of the Ameer, entirely approves the arrangement made.