5 SEPTEMBER 1885, Page 2

The Emperors of Russia and Austria quitted Kremsier on Wednesday

week with every demonstration of cordiality, and after receiving a telegram from the Emperor of Germany that be "was _ with them in spirit." The elaborate precautions

taken to secure the Czar had been successful ; and it was observed that the gloomy and unhappy monarch, who seems to have inherited a double share of the melancholy of his House, appeared, as he entered the train, to be almost cheerful. M. de tiers has told an interviewer that the meeting presages peace and this also is the official cue given to the newspapers of St. Petersburg. The Austrian papers are, however, silent ; and if anything was arranged, it is intended to keep it strictly secret. It would seem probable that the Sovereigns have agreed not to fight in the Balkans for a time ; and that while Austria has received some assurance about Servia, Russia has been again permitted to take her own course in Asia. That does not exactly mean that the Czar may seize Herat, but that he may do anything,—seize Herat, or declare himself Emperor in Samarcand, or insist on the auto- nomy of Armenia,—which will not involve a European war. In practice neither Power has gained much, beyond an assurance from the other that peace, if peace can be kept, is more accept- able than war. That is something ; but war does not often come because it is wished for, and when it comes is not stopped by the friendliness of Sovereigns. They are all " brothers ;" but one thinks of Douglas Jerrold's definition of that relation,- " We are all brethren ; all Cains and Abels."