2 DECEMBER 1865, Page 3

There is hope yet for the eyes of Londoners. The

Commissioners of Sewers have ordered the companies which supply the City with gas to be prosecuted for supplying gas full of sulphur. The penalty, we regret to say, is not penal servitude ; but even a fine, if re- peated every day for a few weeks, will wake up the dormant sense of decency in the minds of the directors. The only permanent remedy for the evil is to hand over the manufacture to the muni- cipalities, but still it is pleasant to think, as one smarts under sulphur scientifically injected into the eyes, that the criminal avarice of the manufacturers will be disappointed.