4 AUGUST 1866, Page 2

The great Reform meeting at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, on

Monday, was in one way a success. From twenty to thirty thousand persons attended, all'well dressed, and the most complete order was maintained in the streets. In the Hall of course the noise rendered the speaking dumb show, and the swaying to and fro of the crowd at last broke the reserve seats and drove Mr. Mill off the platform, but there was no serious disturbance. No one known, to the country at large except Mr. Mill attended the meet- ing, and nobody not gifted with Whitfield's lungs could have made it hear. Under such circumstances it is not fair to comment on

speeches never delivered or resolutions the meeting did not hear read. 'The objects of the assemiillegee howener, were gathe l, the Leageseilaving shown cenclusivelerthat very' large number of Londoners honestly desire an eettRission of the Suffrage, and that a maseeweiting can be gathered ie. leendoni without a riot. On the samaday a smaller meeting-was, held in Vietoria Park, with which the police did not interfere, an 1 which was therefore perfectly quiet, and on Tuesday one in Linceln's Inn Fields, wIlich was a failure because of the rain. It is argued, we see, that as Londoners already have the franchise they ought not to hold meetings for its exteneen, but since when have Londoners ceased to be English- ;men? Extension is asked for for the whole kingdom, not for its capital only.