20 OCTOBER 1866, Page 2

Affairs in Spain are going on from bad to worse.

Besides deporting Liberals wholesale, suppressing the press, and threaten- ing to send 5,000 troops to Rome on the departure of the French, Marshal Narvaez has, it is stated, dismissed all the members of the Board of Education and refilled it with Reactionaries, and has authorized the Bishops by decree to remove all schoolmasters sus- pected of heterodoxy. All this is eminently satisfactory, as it will teach the Spanish Liberals that Rome and the Bourbons are incurable, and that the first step towards good government is to break with both. Napoleon must be watching this scene with some anxiety, for a popular movement in Spain, strong enough to shake the throne, might spread.