19 MARCH 1904, Page 1

It is affirmed, with something of official precision, that M.

Delcass6 and• Lord Lansdowne have arrived at a settle- ment of all the questions which as yet divide France and Great Britain, and that although time must be spent in arranging details, the necessary documents will shortly be signed. The questions of Egypt and Morocco, for instance, are to be settled by concessions on both sides,—this country, to put it plainly, obtaining a free handl in Egypt, and France in Morocco. The question of French rights in Newfoundland will be arranged by pecuniary compensations, with possibly a territorial cession in West Africa greatly desired by France. And the very dangerous question of rights in Siam will be provided for by a strict definition of "zones of influence" to be registered in a regular Convention. The agreement, if nothing occurs at the last moment to prevent its ratification, will be very popular here, for the British people are sincerely izzz zzions to be friends with France,—a State for which a real sense of admiration and respect is cherished in this country.