29 JUNE 1867, Page 2

The Globe has a curious and, we think, an intelligent

sugges- tion for the reform of the House of Lords. It would postpone a Peer's majority as far as his seat is, concerned to thirty-one, leaving him ten years in which to strive like any other citizen in public life. Make the age thirty-five, and make passing through the Commons the condition of a seat in, the Lords, and the Upper Chamber would be a very efficient and useful, though possibly small, Senate. As it is, the only reform adopted will probably be the abolition of proxies, which may increase, but will not compel, the attendance necessary to influence opinion.