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AFFAIRS OF EGYPT, v

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AFFAIRS OF EGYPT, v A Parliamentary paper bas been issued containing the reports on the state of Egypt and the progress of j administrative reforms. One of the more important documents is written by Lord Northbrook, dated London, November 20, 1884, and deals with matters connected with the administration which he could not conveniently include in his report on the financial situation. His lordship testifies the intelligence and knowledge of local affairs shown by the Mudirs of the provinces, with all of whom he had conversations. At the same time some corruption appeared to prevail among the mamours (magistrates of districts), which was not to be rrondered at considering how notoriously insufficient their pay was, and the excessive number of subordinates employed. Regarding the British forces at that date remaining in Egypt, Lord North- brook could not then recommend their removal at any definite time, but he anticipated that their strength might, before long, be reduced to about 4,000 men, though this must necessarily depend upon the further experience of the Egyptian army and the internal state of the country, and upon the political situation. In conclusion, his lordship observes that his remarks generally are based upon the assumption of a prompt settlement of the finances of Egypt through the instrumentality of the British Government. Most of the other reports are from Sir E. Baring.

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ARRIVAL OF SIR P. LUMSDEN.

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