20 JANUARY 1900, Page 16


[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—The following extract from a letter written by an Austrian may serve to show that all Austrians and Hun- garians are not anti-English:— " Vire are here all with heart and soul for Old England, and we long to hear better news. A few days ago, I went to see my son, who is appointed Lieutenant in the Hussars at his station in Hungary, and while dining at his Colonel's with lots of other officers, I found that all, from the Colonel to the youngest, were ardently English, and would give anything to go and fight with you. They told me a whole Hungarian regiment, doctors, &c., could be formed, so many wished to fight for England."