20 OCTOBER 1866, Page 3

Mr. Reuter reported this day week from Constantinople, " There are

already 30,000 troops of the line in Epirus and Thessaly, and further reinforcements will be sent to those provinces from Schumla. The head-quarters of the Pasha in command are in Macedonia." Is our critic in the Pall Mall yet convinced that it did not even go to prove a vast and boundless ignorance utterly disqualifying us for any right to speak on the Eastern question at all, that we accepted as genuine the news of the disaffection in Epirus ? The Turks have been pouring troops into Epirus ever since.