18 MAY 1867, Page 2

Mr. Watkins on Tuesday proposed a curious rider to Household

Suffrage. A house is not to be a house unless it has two rooms, on the distinct ground that a family which lives in one is not civi- lized. Mr. Disraeli, of course, " regretted the motion," as he would regret anything which limited the number of the ignorant and corrupt electors, but yielded the point. The rule would be a little hard on single men, particularly in Scotland, but seems other- wise sensible and sound enough. But how about sub-letting?