11 OCTOBER 1873, Page 1

Mr. Bright has published his address to the electors of

Bir- mingham, stating that he has accepted the Duchy of Lancaster, that he Las not changed his old principles, and that rather than be unfaithful to them, he would retire from office. It is, as usual with Mr. Bright, dignified in tone, and full of that stately self- respect which carries, perhaps, more weight than any profession of faith, but is absolutely devoid of political significance.