Edited by Julia Truitt Bishop
, were ready to sign the first treaty without waiting for the consent of England.
This is said to have alarmed the British Prime Minister, and made him fear that the other Powers would combine against England if he persisted in his determination, and so he weakly deserted Greece; and the Turks will remain in Thessaly until the war indemnity is paid.
It is, however, stated that the British, French, and Russian ambassadors have all sent word to their governments that it is quite impossible for Greece to pay the sum demanded by Turkey.
Steps are therefore being taken to induce the Sultan to accept a smaller sum, but the chances are that his success in securing Thessaly will make Abdul Hamid refuse to take a piaster less. He will be sure to think that if he only holds out long enough he will get everything he asks for.
In Athens the people are not at all willing to accept the proposed treaty.
At a mass-meeting the other night a resolution was prepared and sent to the King, asking him to reject the