4 NOVEMBER 1865, Page 2

A serious revolt appears to have broken out in Algeria.

A con- federacy of tribes called the Zegdon, who live in an oasis in the far south, have formed an alliance `witha family named Hamza, and the head of the latter has appeared in the field with some 50,000 men. They will be defeated of course, but they can re- treat, and from the nature of the country, a broad belt of desert between French territory and their home, they cannot be followed. So serious is the affair that the Moniteur is at the pains to say it is of little importance, and the Emperor's long-suppressed letter on Algeria and its interests is to appear in pamphlet form to- day.