Lord Stanley can get no answer from Spain. The Spaniards
have got it into their heads that it is dignified to be obstinate, and on the 9th inst. General Calonge informed the Senate that in the Tornado affair he would "cause the rights of the nation and the decision of the Spanish tribunals to be respected." It is easy to do that by doing justice, but General Calonge clearly means to try how refusing it will answer. Upon the far more important case of the Queen Victoria he has as yet apparently offered no explanation, and Lord Stanley cannot wait for ever. It was stated on Monday that ironclads had been sent from Malta to Cadiz, but it appears from a statement by Lord Stanley that they have been only ordered to Gibraltar.