17 MAY 1879, Page 3

A Committee has been formed, under the presidency of Lord

Rosebery, to support the claims of Greece to the extension

of territory suggested by the Plenipotentiaries at Berlin. In a widely circulated address they point out that the Greeks only abstained from taking part in the war in consequence of repre- sentations from Great Britain, the very Power now thwarting the efforts of France to secure them their reward. Neverthe- less, the proposal to increase Greek territory was only made advisory in the Treaty, and the Turks, confident that no great Power is behind Greece, consistently evade her demands. The Committee, therefore, will endeavour to bring public opinion to bear upon the Government in favour of enforcing the demand for a new frontier, contained in the thirteenth protocol.