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THE WAR IN EGYPT

[by cable.] [PEK BEUTER’s AGENCY.] London, July 27. Sir Garnet Wolseley'leaves Marseilles on Tuesday next for Alexandria to assume command of the English army in Egypt. Alexandria, July 27. The Egyptian troops who were garrisoned at Abpukk, and whose loyalty was doubted, have now rallied and declared for the Khedive. It is now rumored that the Khedive definitely refused to entertain the recommendation of his Ministers that an amnesty should be granted to the superior rebel officers at Kafradowar if they surrendered Arabi. No further fighting has taken place between the British force at Ramleh and Arabi’s followers. The rebel, outposts, which have hitherto been patrolling the country in the vicinity of the village have been withdrawn from before the British entrenchments, and nothing can now be seen of them from the camp. Roms, July 27. Sir Augustus Paget, British Ambassador, had an interview with Signor Manciui, Italian Ministec of Foreign Affairs, to-day, at which, on behalf of England and France, he invited the Italian Government to join those Powers in protecting the Suez Canal. Signor Mancini replied that his Government was not prepared to accept the invitation immediately, but would await the decision of the Stamboul Conference before taking any action. [SPECIAL TO ‘ ‘ THE ARGUS. ”] London, July 26, 7.30 p.m. The Orient Company’s steamer Lusitania has been chartered to convey transports to Alexandria. Trivial outnost fighting has occurred at night, but not of a serious character. Baron Lesseps asserts that Arabi Pasha promised to respect the canal. The German marines are protecting the German Consulate at Port Said. London, July 27. The French Chamber of Deputies by one vote negatived the proposal of M. Freycinet, Minister of War, to raise nine and a half million francs towards the protection of the Suez mail. Arabi’s garrisons at Rosetta, Aboukir and Damietta have submitted to the Khedive.

LATEST. A Ruse. Arahi’s Insolence. . Arabi Advancing on Alexandria. The Ironclads Again Preparing. Recent British Losses. The Enemy Fortifying. Disastrous Effect of the War on Indian Trade. Gladstone’s Proposal Objected to. The Duke of Connaught. Russia’s Tactics. [by cable. [per reuter's agency.] Alexandria, July 27. Information is to hand that the action of the Egyptian garrison at Aboukir in rallying to the side of the Khedive was merely a ruse. The men were called upon to proceed to Alexandria, but they refused to leave Aboukir, and it is clear that their pretended adherence to the Khedive was a sham.

Constantinople, July 27.

It has transpired that the Sultan has received a letter from Arabi stating that he is determined to resist any attempt to put down the national movement in Egypt, and will even strenuously oppose any Turkish troops that may be despatched to the country. SPECIAL TO “ THE AGE." London, July 27, 2.40 p. m. Arabi Pasha is advancing with his forces towards Alexandria, and the Bedouins are joining him in large numbers. The ironclads are getting ready for further action. In the recent outposts skirmishes the British suffered the loss of forty killed. The despatch of troops from Stamboul appears doubtful. Arabi has written to the Sultan that he will forcibly oppose any landing of Ottoman troops in Egypt. London, July 27, 6.24 p.m. The enemy at Kafradowar have commenced to fortify Oman. The Secretary of War has stated in the House of Commons that the Egyptian difficulty has completely paralysed trade in India. in the war credit division in the House to-night, twenty-one Liberals, together with the Land League party, opposed Gladstone’s motion.

H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught embarks with the troops in the steamer Orient on Monday. Russia is ascertained to be massing large bodies of troops in the Caucasus, and the Porte is alarmed in consequence.

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THE WAR IN EGYPT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 701, 29 July 1882

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THE WAR IN EGYPT Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 701, 29 July 1882

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