7 JUNE 1873, Page 2

Poor Mr. Bradlaugh did not get much by his mission

from the Republicans of England to the Republicans of Spain. The Ministry would have nothing to do with him, the Madrid muni- cipality would not give him a dinner, and even the Irreconcilables only asked him to an entertainment at which nobody of mark was present and everybody paid for himself. He spoke in English and was loudly cheered, but when his speech was repeated in Spanish there was silence. The Irreconcilables of Spain found Mr. Bradlaugh tame, effete, and altogether milk-and- waterish. He charged them to abstain from violence, as the best Republics were the slow growth of opinion, and even declared that with the labourers uneducated he would not proclaim a Republic in Great Britain. Queen Victoria may be grateful, but the Irreconcilables were not, and would not even allow their guest's speech to be reported in their own organ. S. Castelar, in answer to Mr. Bradlaugh's employers, replies simply that he is very glad the English like the Spanish Republic, and always expected them to do so.