no doubt made the Americans believe that nothing but a thunder-clap, such as Cleveland has given, would rouse us to consider the matter seriously.
The English papers have been quite taken aback by it; and, here and there, some fools are talking of resistance!
One man, who holds a high office in the State, talked to me last night of the manner we should fight the Americans!
Poor old soul, he did not expect the contempt with which I extinguished his martial ardour.
Why! if Venezuela and Guiana were both wiped out of the map, America and England would suffer from it far less than from recent speculative dishonesty.
In addition to this shock from America, we are considerably disturbed by the Armenian atrocities, and what action we might be urged to take in behalf of the oppressed Armenians.
The Radicals are very bellicose, and would applaud Lord Salisbury if he sent a fleet up the Dardanelles.
To-day, we have news that Dr. Jameson has invaded the Transvaal, with a small force bet