22 JULY 1882, Page 1

To what remains of Alexandria order has been restored, though

almost the whole European quarter has been burnt to the ground, and a great part of the native quarter ; but the Khedive, it is said, still hesitates to issue the proclamation de- claring Arabi a rebel, and is obviously dubious how far his own authority as a native ruler can ever be re-established by the help of a foreign Protectorate. Nevertheless, the English Blue-jackets and Marines have established a very efficient police in Alexandria as it is, and if the water supply, which Arabi has cut off, is restored before the tanks, which are mow full, are emptied, Alexandria as it is will be better off, for the time, than many of the native towns, where plunder and outrage seem only too common. Cairo, though in fermentation, and in great danger, was still, at the last advises, quiet, though one doubtful report speaks of massacres as beginning there.