18 MAY 1867, Page 1

A meeting of the same Union was held on Wednesday,

at St. James's Hall, and was attended by some ten members of Parlia- ment, including Mr. Bright and Mr. Forster. The meeting pledged itself, in a series of resolutions, to agitate till the Bill had been converted into as good a one as the Bill for Scotland, but the proceedings were not of much interest. The Bill grants household suffrage, whether the restrictions are removed or not, and it is utterly useless to try to excite a great agitation against grievances which will disappear the moment the Bill is in opera- tion. If Mr. Bright wants a narrower line—as we do—let him fight for it openly.