10 SEPTEMBER 1859, Page 2

Amid the oratory of the week, the speech of Mr.

Bright at Huddersfield stands conspicuous for the power of its eloquence, although it does not carry us to any new point in political pro- gress, or throw any fresh light upon the questions of the day. The meeting was held to celebrate the return of Mr. Leathern, and to encourage a particular movement as distinct from the broad action of the Liberal party. But while we fully sym- pathize with the desire to promote vigorous political action, through the genuine influence as well as common convictions of the Radical party, we scarcely believe in the political value of demonstrations which result in nothing more than talking about very familiar subjects, exactly as they have been talked about for months, if not for years, without new facts, or increased judgment.