2 SEPTEMBER 1882, Page 1

The way in -which Mr. Hickman worked his two g uns

on Thursday week against the ten or twelve guns of the enemy, the drivers taking up the serving of the guns when the artillerymen were worn out, and compelled to take some rest, was admirable. So, too, the Duke of Connaught struggled up with his Guards through heavy sand on the same day, and brought a very welcome assistance to the small force engaged. On Thursday, too, the dam on the Sweetwater Canal between El Magfar and Mahuta was taken; and on the Friday, Sir Garnet "swung" round his right,—the cavalry operating on the extreme right,—so as to drive the enemy into the Freshwater Canal. This they effected, taking a large camp of the enemy, with five Krupp guns, and very large stores of food at Malisam railway-station. railwastation. This was achieved by the cavalry, under Sir Baker Russell and General Lowe. And all this was done in a sun which almost flayed the men. One correspondent asserts that his boots were literally burned by the extreme heat of his stirrups under the glaring sun. Sunstrokes were almost as fatal as Arabi's guns. It is impossible to exaggerate the gallantry which never shrinks under physical conditions so new and so exhausting.