31 AUGUST 1867, Page 3

Tha South-Eastern Railway is about to try a little experiment

on the pockets of the public. It seems that gentlemen, even Members of Parliament, as the chairman says, with a sort of holy horror, ride second-class between Charing Cross and Cannon -Street. They think fourpence quite enough, and are not careful of their dignity. So the chairman proposes to compel them to cide first by abolishing the second class, and " thus make our millionaires pay sixpence," and all other moderate people beside. We trust the millionaires will fight the public battle, and travel -third till the South-Eastern comes back to its senses, and recog- nizes that there are decent people in the world to whom sixpences and quiet are both valuable.