1 JULY 1882, Page 1

The preparations made for effective intervention iu Egypt— should that

ultimately prove necessary—are said to be very complete. •Under Mr. Childers' new arrangements, a First Army Corps, comprising 25,000 men of all arms, is already furnished with all necessaries, and with sufficient trans- port provided ; while a second Corps will be ready the moment the Reserves have been called out. They have been warned, and are, it is said, eager for active service. A third. Corps has for some time been preparing in India, and could be deepatched from Bombay within a few days of the receipt of the final telegram. This state of prepared- ness is creditable to Mr. Childers' administrative skill. Even the total of the three Corps-65,000 men—is not a large army, according to modern ideas ; but to have such a force ready so that it could be sent away without weeks of delay, is, for this country, a great achievement. We have never been in such a position before, except at the termination of a groat war.