Count Andrassy has declared to the Financial Committee of the
Austrian delegation at Pesth that the political aim of the Govern- ment is the preservation of peace ; that this was its aim in assent- ing to the Imperial meeting ; and that the upshot of that meeting, as far as the interchange of views was concerned, was perfectly satisfactory. Russia repudiated the Panslavic agitations, the relations with Germany were quite friendly, and there were no conventions or written engagements. Count Andrassy is, no doubt, perfectly sincere. Every year that peace lasts, the Magyars are gaining new ground in Hungary, where the very large non- Magyar population is being rapidly Magyarised as to both language and sentiment.