14 OCTOBER 1876, Page 2

The latest news from Athens suggests that the Greeks are

beginning to doubt the policy of their selfish inaction. The Turks are said to be settling Circassians in Thessaly, a sure sign that they expect an outbreak, and are preparing to put it down by wholesale massacre. The Greek Ministry, therefore, have called King George home, and intend, it is stated, to demand credits for the purpose of putting the militia and the fleet under arms and repairing the fortresses of the country. The army now consists of only 10,000 men, but Greece would not move unless Thessaly and Epirus had risen, and all experience shows that the feeblest regular State can lend immense additional aid to an insurrection.