15 JULY 1893, Page 1

The news from Bangkok (Siam) grows more and more serious.

Friday's telegrams show that two French gunboats, after some fighting, have got past the forts, and are now anchored, in company with the gunboat previously in th e river, opposite the British Legation. It is said that the French passed the forts by an act of treachery; but such stories, telegraphed in moments of excitement, must be received with the utmost caution. There is an English gunboat, the ' Swift,' at Bangkok.