5 NOVEMBER 1881, Page 2

The negotiation with France for a new Commercial Treaty has

again been adjourned,—a fact of which the more hostile organs of the Tory Press take advantage, to try and persuade the country that what is called the "humble-pie policy" destroys the influence of England abroad. The adjournment, however, is simply to afford time for the new French Ministry to consti- tute itself and consider its policy in this respect, and has about as much relation to the tone of either Lord Granville's or Lord Salibury's foreign policy as it has to the state of the weather_ The Jingoes, however, are so greedy of humiliations, that they imagine them freely.