After a series of encounters between the Turks and Greeks it appears that
actual fighting has ceased, Greece being utterly beaten. There is a report,
however , that a change of ministry has taken place at Athens, but this is
understood to be merely a political manoeuvre, intended to provide a bridge
of retreat for Greece in her military extremity.
The news of Turkish successes has given general satisfaction at
Constantinople, and it is expected that EDHEM PASHA will occupy Vola and
Trikhala with a view to strengthening his position, and that the Turkish
Government will call upon Greece to evacuate Crete on condition of the
withdrawal of the Ottoman troops from Thessaly.
An exchange of views is proceeding among the European Cabinets regarding the
expediency of mediation between Turkey and Greece.
RADICAL PARLIAMENTARY TRICKS.
Yesterdays "Yorkshire Post" says:
One of the little tricks of the Parliamentary Radical is to multiply
divisions in order that his record at the end of the Session may look well
when it is presented, as it usually is, to his constituents in the local
To put a stop to this practice MR. DUNCOMBE will suggest to MR. BALFOUR
to-morrow night that the standing orders shall be altered so as to provide
that in cases of frivolous divisions shall not appear in the division lists
so as to count for a division.
If this little reform is carried out, it is believed that the anxiety
manifested in Radical quarters at certain periods to divide the House upon
every conceivable occasion, will to a large extent disappear.