12 AUGUST 1882, Page 1

The Conference has not done much io the last week.

Lord Dufferin has at last screwed out of the Porte a proclamation of Arabi as a rebel, which is to be issued before the landing of any Turkish force, but the military convention between the Porte and England, which should put the Turkish troops at the dis- posal of the British General, has not yet been concluded. There have been rumours of Russia's intrigues against England with the Porte, but so far as we know, there is no good foundation for them. The Conference will probably adjourn, pending the military operations, after arranging, however, for a European protectorate of the Suez Canal, but not one that will interfere with English military operations, should such operations be rendered necessary by the course of the campaign.