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! .7 THE WAR IN THE EAST.…

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7 THE WAR IN THE EAST. The Times publishes the following despatch from its Foochow correspondent, dated October 8tn Tha occupation of Kelung and Tanisui has been effected by the French almost without resistance. The Chinese forcea evacuated the forts at the beginning of the encounter, their losses being about 120 killed and :200 wounded,while the French ca.,naltie.s were of fritt- ing amount. The French landed a force to ivkl the evacuated forts, and met with little resistance in seizing upon aH the fortifications commanding ki lling-. The affair is causing some excitement aniCm¡{ the; intelligent Chinese here; but the populace generally is quiet, being greatly relieved at the departure of the French from tbe vicinity of the port. The erection of forts and of a barrier across the rivev i-ill prosecuted vigorously. The channel for foreign war vessels inside the barrier was only kept open on the energetic protest of the English naval authorities. The works on the river are mere playthings but their construction is regarded by the Chinese as :1. means of enriching dishonest officials, the falsifying of the accounts of their ccst. The tension between foreigners and Chinese continues to be extreme. The presence of the French fleet is very disturbing in its effects on the people. It totally' prevents any resumption of business, and subjects the lower classes to extortion and oppression on the part of the officials. The rabble is openly di->l»y:d, and i insults the native officials in the streets. There ia great enmity between the Cantonese and the For,chow natives. In case of an outbreak the Cantonese' in this city, being rich and unprotected, are more > likely to Buffer than the Europeans, who are pro-1 tected, and feared by the natives. Probably no trouble will arise until the hordes of disbanded and unpaid soldiers overrun the country. Tins danger is greatly feared by both Europeans and natives. The! Imperial Commissioner, Chang-Frei Lun, is not dis- graced, the Government having recognised that, by givipg a persistent refusal to his request for permis- j kiion to the fight, it had placed him at a serious disadvantage, and possibly caused the loss of the ships and arsenal.

FATE OF COLONEL STEWART.

PROGRESS OF THE NILE EXPEDITION.

ZEBEHR PASHA S VIEWS. !

THE EX-KHEDIVES SPOILS.

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