The Times of Thursday published an interesting account from its
Vienna correspondent of the present state of feeling The Times of Thursday published an interesting account from its Vienna correspondent of the present state of feeling between Italy and Austria-Hungary. On the whole, in spite of the efforts of certain sections in both countries, there is every chance of friendly relations continuing. Both nations are ceasing to contemplate a struggle as a possibility of the future. The Neue Preie Presse published on Monday a state- ment on the subject which is believed to have emanated from the new Italian Foreign Minister, the Marquis di San Giuliano, in which it is pointed out that "a strong Austria is Italy's best safeguard against Pan-Slavists and Pan-Germans, whose greed bites deep into Italian territory." An alliance between the two Powers is further necessary on account of the Balkan question, which can only be settled by mutual arrange- ment, and neither really desires to occupy Albania,—the only possible bone of contention. The Times correspondent adds that at the Algeciras Conference Austria-Hungary will support the Italian delegate, the Marquis Visconti Venosta, in his efforts to mediate between France and Germany.