4 NOVEMBER 1882, Page 1

Sir Charles Dilke answers as few questions about Egypt as

he can, as shortly as he can ; but we gather from his various replies this week that her Majesty's Government do not approve any of the military arrangements yet suggested in Egypt. They have been careful to say repeatedly, through the Under- Secretary for Foreign Affairs, that they were not consulted as to the appointment of Baker Pasha, and that Sir Garnet Wolse- ley was not consulted either. They have insisted on being con- sulted as to the composition of the Army, Sir Charles Dilke on Monday being on that subject quite angrily explicit. He mentioned also that the enlistment of Circassians, Albanians, and foreigners had been stopped, and would not be resumed, without previous consent from London. A scheme, in fact, of a different character from Baker Pasha's is to be tried, based, as we hope, upon a remodelled conscription. That conscription might be made a school, and without it, Egyptians of the vil- lages will never gain the courage to teach their Pashas that there are limits to extortion. No spectacle would foster public virtue in Egypt like that of a Pasha soundly bastine.doed by his villagers, for illegal extortion. Jack Cade is not wanted in Egypt, but Wat Tyler is.