28 MARCH 1896, Page 1

The Russian and French Governments have voted against the use

of the Egyptian Reserve Fund for the advance to Dongola, but England, Germany, Austria, and Italy have sanctioned that employment of the money. The reason assigned by the protesting Powers is that the security for the Egyptian Debt will thereby be lessened, but the real reason is that as Great Britain, by creating a diversion in favour of Italy, is approaching the Triple Alliance, she must be embarrassed as far as possible. The British Government will note the protest and pursue its way in peace.