21 JUNE 1873, Page 3

The debate in the Commons was very like that in

the Lords, but it brought up Mr. Gladstone, who pleaded for a Parlia- mentary Committee to investigate the subject, and particularly to ascertain the feeling of the people of Scotland. As there cannot be a shadow of a doubt about their feeling on this point— although there is much doubt about their feeling on disestablish- anent—this gives up the case, and the rest of the Scotch Peers may as well give up their rights to the congregations, the Crown immediately after giving up its third. The change is clearly inevitable, but how anybody not a Calvinist or a hypocrite is thereafter to enter a Scotch pulpit we fail to perceive.