4 FEBRUARY 1882, Page 3

Mr. Blaine's despatch demanding a revision of the Clayton- Bulwer

Treaty was answered by Lord Granville in November —date not given—the telegraphic summary of which shows that the Foreign Secretary, in his mildest manner, "relied with confidence upon the observance of all the engagements of that Treaty." Mr. Blaine replied in an explanatory and much milder despatch, and since his resignation, President Arthur, if he ever assented to Mr. Blaine's views, has revised his opinion. The explosion of popular annoyance which followed the publication of Mr. Blaine's views has convinced the American Government that it was on a wrong course, and Mr. Freylinghusen has quietly, and with all proper decorum, laid Mr. Blaine's plans aside. The Clayton -Bulwer Treaty is to continue, the South- American Protectorate is explained away, and the Washington Cabinet intervenes in Peru only to moderate the victors' de- mands, which are undoubtedly very heavy. Military occupa- tion pending payment of an indemnity too often means either anarchy or annexation.