7 APRIL 1866, Page 2

Various other meetings of less moment have been held in

favour of the Reform Bill. In Lambeth Mr. Doulton criticized the Bill very freely, and was freely criticized in turn ; only Mr. Hughes's influence gained him a hearing as his speech grew in the point and significance of its hostility ; in Manchester Mr. James wisely wrote his dissapprobation of the measure ; in Stroud Mr. floraman staid away, and was contumeliously treated in his absence.