1 DECEMBER 1866, Page 2

A Reform meeting was held at &rot-oleo Wednesday, at which.

Lord Amberley presided, and made a noteworthy speech. He felt it an honour that they had with them no lea a a person. than MT. Beaks, a man who had come forward in a manner he could, not but admire, and whose course in asking for the right to meet in Hyde Park he entirely sympathized with. The policy which prevented that meeting was "as ungenerous as unwise," and he, "felt the strongest admiration for the mauler in which Mr. Beales had come forward to maintain that claim of the people." Well, if there is nothing else in Lord Amberley, there-eertainly is pluck. There was not the faintest necessity for delivering a speech at Stroud in praise of Mr. Beales, and to do it at the risk of annoying every drawing-room and club in London simply because he thought it ought to be• done, was decidedly manly. There is a little of "ingenuous youth" in the speech, as Earl Russell probably does not want his name connected with the Hyde. Park affair ; but there were also just the qualities ingenuous youth should have—generosity and courage.