15 DECEMBER 1866, Page 2

Mr. R. Hartwell, Secretary of the Demonstration Committee, has addressed

a letter to the papers stating that the numbers in the procession reached 34,000; that 70,000 tickets were sold, that the non-admission of the procession into Beaufort House grounds was due to Sir R. Mayne's mismanagement, he not having cleared the narrow lane leading to the entrance ; and that the demonstration was only "a dress rehearsal, to be followed up upon a much more gigantic scale" during the next iession of Parliament. Thin last sentence has been regarded everywhere as A menace, whereas it was merely the announcement of a resolution long previously decided on, and almost certain, unless Reform is conceded, to be carried out. One great cause of the failure on the 3rd-inst. was the workmen's idea that it was premature, and that a very much greater demonstration ought to be organized, not by the 'Trades' Unions, but by the whole body of workmen interested in Reform. There would be no difficulty whatever in arranging such a move- ment, more especially if the idea of a " meeting " were given up, and the workmen organized only, for a march. A procession of men twenty deep, marching up Regent Street in one unbroken flow for ten hours, would be much more impressive than any open- air meeting, where nobody can hear, see, or understand.