2 SEPTEMBER 1882, Page 1

The skirmish of Monday was a more serious affair. The

advanced guard, under General Graham, was at Kassasin Lock, on the Sweetwater Canal,—a good deal in advance of the rest of the troops. The English, tired out by feints of attack during the heat of the day, were heavily attacked in that exhausted condition, in the afternoon, soon after three o'olosk. The Standard and Telegraph,—which far outstripped the other papers in their admirable telegrams published in Wednesday's issue,—gave a most spirited account of the moonlight charge of the Household Cavalry and the. Dragoon Guards, which charged the guns of the enemy, sabred the gunners, and would have captured the guns, but that they could not find them again after their charge, and left them to be secured in the morning. They were, however, carried of by the enemy during the night, though the ammunition was left scattered on the ground. General Graham's ammunition is said to have given out before the end of the skirmish, which points to a cer- tain want of care, for advanced guards at all events ought to be well supplied with ammunition. Previous to this battle, Mahmoud Febmy, the chief military engineer of Arabi, had been captured at Kassasin Lock, and the enemy so deprived of its most scientific and also most unscrupulous officer. Warm congratulations on the imaginary victories which he had reported to Arabi and to Cairo were, it is said, found upon his person.