16 NOVEMBER 1867, Page 3

The seat for Manchester is vacant by the death of

Mr. Edward James, and Mr. Jacob Bright is again a candidate. His address is not very promising, being full of the Radicalism of a past away period. He wants a reduced franchise in counties, the ballot, no representation of minorities, thorough redistribution, and the "Permissive Bill ; " but is, we are happy to see, for uni- versal education by local rates, and for justice to Ireland in Church matters, education, and tenures. Of his two opponents, Mr. Bennet says plainly that his idea of his duty is to oppose Mr. Bright—whether right or wrong, apparently ;—and the other, Mr. L- Henry, is a Liberal of the mildest type. Why does not Man- chester poll the householders before the election, agree to abide by the result, and so test its new constituency? Some big city ought to do this.