11 DECEMBER 1880, Page 14


fro THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—The daily papers are full of accounts of outrages in Macedonia. The correspondent of the Daily News says :— " From Macedonia we continue to receive most heartrending accounts of the condition of the people, and the Turks there are carrying out a system of extermination, differing only in degree from the havoc they wrought in Batak four years ago."

May I remind your readers, and especially Liberal M.P.'s, that Macedonia, having been freed from Turkish misrule by the Treaty of San Stefano, was handed back to slavery by Lord Beaconsfield at Berlin? This was doubtless part of the "honour" to England which accompanied the peace.—I am, Sir, &c.,