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THE WAR IN EGYPT.

Chief of the British Army in Egypt. Prance’s Suggestion Respecting Italy. Arabi Declares War to the Kniffe. Another Massacre of Europeans. Another Panic. Arabi’s Tactics. Reported Massacre of 200 Europeans at Cairo. French Troops to Guard the Canal. An Offer from Nova ScotiaThe War Credit. The Panic Renewed. Further Particulars. [by cable.] [per reuxer’s agency.] London, July 22. It is announced that Lieut.-General Sir John Adye, Surveyor-General of Ordnance, lias been appointed chief of the staff of the British array in Egypt. Intelligence has been received that France has made a proposal that Italy should co-operate in the military operai tions in Egypt. It is deemed probable that England will acquiesce in this arrangement. Bombay, July 22. Two transports sailed ■ to-day for Suez with the detachments of Indian troops for for service in Egypt. Alexandria, July 21. Latest news from Kafradowar is to the effect that Arabi has further strengthened his position there. Ho has openly ! avowed his hostility to the English, with whom, he says, he will carry oh war to the knife. ' Intelligence is to hand that further disturbances have occurred in the interior of the country between the natives and Europeans. Many more of the latter have been killed. There is general alarm among Europeans throughout the country. London, July 21. The statement that the Government had issued orders for the immediate despatch of an expeditionary force to Egypt is now fully confirmed. Various regiments comprising the Army Corps ure leaving their garrisons, and are now moving towards the ports where transports are lying i eady to receive them. The embarkation of troops will be proceeded with without delay, and transports will depart as soon as they have received their complements. [SPECIAL TO “ THE AGE. ”] London, July 21, 450 p. m. Arabi Pasha has issued a manifesto maligning the Khedive. A refugee has reported that 200 Europeans have been massacred at Cairo. France furnishes an expeditionary force of 15,000 men to protect the Suez Canal. Sir A. Allison is exploring the neighborhood to prevent obstruction. Col. Lawrie has offered to raise a regiment in Nova Scotia. London, July 21, 6.30 p.m. The war credit has raised the income tax twopence in the pound. The Radicals oppose this. The Assembly of Notables have met in Cairo at the instance of Arabi Pasha, and proved hostile to the Khedive, and dispatched a commission of inquiry to Alexandria. The Egyptians in Alexandria are lukewarm, and it is suspected that the Khedive’s guard is intriguing with Arabi Pasha. The Porte has agreed to confer with the other powers at the instance of Germany. Bombay, July 22. The transports sailed to-day for Suez, with detachments of Indian troops for service in Egypt. Alexandria, July 21. Intelligence is to hand that further disturbances have occurred in the interior of the country between the natives and Europeans, and many more of the latter have been killed. There is general alarm among the Europeans throughout the country. [Per City of New York, ax Auckland.] Serious riots occurred at Alexandria on Juno 11th between the Natives and Europeans. The Arabs and Levantines were the agressors. It appears disturbances commenced simultaneously at three different points. The object of the rioters was in a great measure to pillage, in which the Levantines as well as the Arabs participated. The riots were said not to be of a political character, although the Times' correspondent at Cairo lays the responsibility on Arabi Pasha. The mob sacked the European shops and the part of the city inhabited chiefly by Europeans was completely wrecked. The assailed fired from the windows, hilling many of the Arabs, while the assailants made

havoc with the Europeans found in the streets. A letter from the Alexandria correspondent of the Paris Tempts says—- : “The Europeans made the moat desperate resistance and succeeded in inflicting heavier loss <m their Arab assailants than they themselves suffered. According to official Egyptian figures the number of persona admitted to the hospital reached 1,350, of whom 1,160 were natives, but so many were killed and wounded that the Arabs in consequence disanpeared from the city. One Italian is said to have alone killed sixteen, and two Maltese armed with carbines and protected by barricades, together shot fifty. The carnage in one place where Italians and Greeks were assembled was terrible.” VERY LATEST. [by cable.] [pee reuter’s agency.] London, July 23. It is announced that the Duke of Con naught, Sir Archibald Allison, and Sii Evelyn Wood have been appointed tc the command of the English army in Egypt. ■ The British force now being despatched to Alexandria consists of 10,000 officers and men. An extraordinary war credit is to be asked for by Mr Gladstone in the House of Commons to-morrow, and will be for an amount of L 2,300,000. Germany and Austria are holding aloof from all questions affecting Egypt at the present juncture. Measures have been commenced by the British troofs for the occupation of Aboukir, an important strategetical position, ten miles north-east of Alexandria. Arab! has now been formally dismissed from the position of Minister of War. Alexandria, July 23. A party of British troops, while out exploring the railway line outside Alexandria, met a force of Arabi's cavalry. The latter declined an encounter, and made off before the British could come up.

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THE WAR IN EGYPT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 696, 24 July 1882

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THE WAR IN EGYPT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 696, 24 July 1882

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