15 SEPTEMBER 1894, Page 2

The French are receding in civilisation. They had abolished) bull-fights,

but the entertainment has re-established itself in the South, and now a young millionaire, M. Lebaudy, has given a performance near Paris. In the presence of a large body of his friends, including many ladies, three bulls were killed on Saturday, under circumstances which suggest, if not more brutality, at least more vulgar brutality than in similar contests in Spain. It is said to be legally difficult to interfere• with a scene of the kind on private grounds ; but the Society for the Protection of Animals means to try the case, an& must have some legal ground to go upon. It is opinion, how- ever, which should interfere. Six months' social boycotting. for the millionaire would soon teach him to enjoy some sport, a little less revolting to humanity.