THE WAR IN EGYPT.
[by cable. [SPECIAL TO “ THE AGE.”] London, July 22, 5.23 p.m. The French contingent consists of 40,000 troops. Earl Granville has urged M. Freycinot, Minister of War, to hasten their despatch. Arab! Pasha’s strength is said to be 12,000. A Stamboul mailer has been embargoed at Alexandria, having been suspected of carrying letters to Arabi. July 24. Arabi Pasha is now menacing Abourki.. That he intends to destroy Cairo is not considered certain. The following additional appointments ave announced in connection with the despatch of the British army to Egypt : In command of the First Division of the Line, Major-General F. A. Willis ; Second Division, Major-General Sir E. B. Hamley; Cavalry, Lieut.-Colonel A. S. H. Lowe ; Artillery, Lieut.-Colonel W. H. Goudenough ; Engineers, Colonel 0. B. P. Nugent. The Infantry now under orders for Egypt will sail on the 4‘h of August and the Cavalry on the 9th. Alexandria, July 23. One thousand one hundred British troops arrived here to-day from Malta. [special to “the argus.”] London, July 22. Arabi Pasha denounces the Khedive as being in league with foreigners against the country and religion. Arabi Pasha is stiongly entrenched at Kafradowar, seventeen miles from Alexandria, and has taken up a position between two lakes, which can only be approached by means of a causeway defended by earthwork. He has advanced his outposts to within eight miles of Alexandria. Skirmishes have taken place between his troops and the advance guards of the British. The Europeans remaining in the country are in most dire peril, and throughout the interior are hunted down and murdered. Thirty-six were massacred in Arabi’s presence. The horrible details of the outrages have in England excited a great outcry. The Government are blamed for insufficient preparation. The vote of credit asked is considered to bo altogether inadequate. Arabi convoked the Assembly of Notables, and compelled the Chamber to issue a decree declaring the deposition of the Khedive.
Port Said i« crowded with fugitives who fled from Alexandria, Cairo, and the interior.
An attack upon the European town is greatly feared, and precautionary measures are being taken.
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THE WAR IN EGYPT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 697, 25 July 1882
THE WAR IN EGYPT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 697, 25 July 1882
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