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MR. GLADSTONE'S SAFETY.

THE FIRST SHOT.

ANOTHER ACCOUNT.

THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.

RECEPTION OF THE NEWS.

PROTEST OF THE FOKEKUY CONSULS,

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REWARDS FOR BRAVERY.

~ I A PERILOUS POSITION..'

IDEATH OF A SWISS GUIDE.

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THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALEXANDRIA.-

PREPARING FOR ACTION.

A FLAG OF TRUCE.

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A FLAG OF TRUCE. (Evening Standard Telegram.) On board H.M.S. Invincible, Wednesday, Eight cun. This morning the Harem Palace is sill burning, and its smoke hangs heavy over Alexandria. There was also another great fire in the town last night. The Captains are at present in council on board this ship as to the operations for to-day. The wind is rising and is bio whig on to the shore, and when the sea gets up it will be difficult for the ships lying outside to make good practice. Had it been calm the Admiral had intended to finish the forts around MarabQut, When tho.16 were silenced, parties will be landed to spike iu t a^. ^ie °oast batteries. The Invincible will probably go m and engage the forts and batteries inside the narbour, aided by the Monarch and Penelope. The last named vessels went inside late last evening, and fired a few shots at the forts. The enemy only replied by field artillery, and it seemed as if the batteries were altogether deserted. NINE a.m. • The weather is thick and hazy, and a heavy swell is rolling in. The 1 emeraire and Inflexible are cruising off the Light- house and the Pharos and Ada Forts, which are silent and appear deserted. All the forts and also the Lighthouse are greatly damaged. No effort has been made by the enemy to effect any repairs on their batteries. The operations will recommence as soon as the weather clears. It is considered probable that the Egyptians will offer no opposition. Our killed in yesterday's action will be buried this morn- ing. All flags are flying half-mast high. The Admiral with the Invincible, Monarch, and Penelope are all inside the Breakwater. 9,30. The ships have Just opened fire upon the enemy s bat- Tories* 1.45 p.m. The TemiSralre and the Inflexible have fired three shots each at the new battery, which gave some trouble yester- day, and which was worked with heavy guns on the Moncrieff principle, east of Lighthouse Battery. At twenty minutes past eleven o'clock a white flag was noticed on a building supposed to be the official divan of the Minister of War at the Marine Arsenal. A British gunboat soon after entered the port with a flag of truce, and the firing was suspended. We further events. The fleet has anchored. The Achilles has arrived, and has joined the fleet. The weather is clearing up. The gunboat is still in port. FIVE p.m. The Helicon left the Chiltern at four o'clock with despatches for the Admiral. A Turkish yacht is cruising close to the Khedive's suburban palace. The flag of truce still remains on the Lighthouse Fort. The Fleet is under weigh. There is a heavy swell. The British gunboat has returned to the Admiral, but the result has not been made known. The Queen has telegraphed her anxious inquiries as to how the wounded have been getting on. A large fire has just broken out in the town. The Standard of Thursday published a continuation of the narrative of its Correspondent, from which we extract the following — SIX O'CLOCK. A few minutes after the shot was fired at Fort Meks a white flag was again hoisted. An officer will probably be sent off to the flag ship. Dense smoke is rising over Alexandria from two quarters, and another fire has just broken out. There are fears that the mob has begun to pillage and destroy. Much irritation Is expressed at the enemy's hoisting flags of truce which they know to be useless when they will not comply with our demands. We can see a few people moving on shore. They are hurrying to a village close by the ruins of Fort Meks. No military are visible. The Admiral is again sending ashore to inform the autho- rities that he accepts the flag of truce, but that it will be the last truce to which he will agree, and that henceforth he shail consider that the hoisting of a white flag signifies unconditional surrender, and will act accordingly. The Helicon is on the point of steaming away with this message. NINE p.m. The conflagration In the town is still extending. Flames are rising in various quarters. The spectacle is a grand one, but much anxiety is ftIt on board the Fleet lest a general destruction of the town should take place. The weather is moderating, the wind has abated, and the sea is going down. The Chiltern is endeavouring to obtain replies to the Queen's message about the wounded, by signalling with the electric light to the various vessels of the Fleet. The signals can be read with perfect ease, and could be so were the Chiltern lying at several times her present dis- tance. The Turkish yacht is still lying near the Khedive's Palace at liamleli close in shore. It is supposed that her object is to save the Khedive and his family in case of need.

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ADMIRALTY TELEGRA M.

THE SHIPS IN ACTION.

THE PORTE TRYING TO STOP THE…

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DESTRUCTION AND ABANDONMENT…

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