2 SEPTEMBER 1882, Page 3

The artillery fight at Chalouf on August 20th, which had

been represented as a massacre by the British iu some of our own journals, turns out to have been a strictly legitimate operation of war, though one which was provoked very unwisely by the Egyptians, who were foolish to go on firing after they found that their guns produced no effect on the British force, and that our guns were mowing them down by scores. Nobody can deny that the gallantry of the Egyptian gunners at Chalouf was heroic.