24 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 3

Mr. Hughes, member for Lambeth, addressed his constituents -on Monday,

in a speech which has excited a good deal of attention -from its courage. We have noticed two of the out-spoken sen- tences elsewhere, but must add here that Mr. Hughes repeated his -objection to the violent attempt to force an entry into Hyde Park. If the people had a legal right to enter, let them assert it, but if not, he himself would help to keep them out. Mr. Hughes, weperoeive, looks to social improvements as the first-fruits of the Reform Bill, -compulsory education, the rehousing of the people, and the en- forcement of honesty in the minor transactions of life,—such as the 'sale of food. It should be observed that a distinct recom- mendation of compulsion qts an essential part of any scheme of edimation was loudly cheered. The workmen may not, perhaps, insist, as 'Mr. Hughes sanguinely hopes, that a pint 'bottle shall hold a pint, but they certainly will enable themselves to under- -stand the difference between brewers' and imperial-measure.