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Principles. — Total 
ab.stinence, by life-long" 
pledges, and tbe absolute 

prohibition of the manuiacture, importation, and sale 
of intoxicating- liquors, 

Policy. — Broad, allowing Lodges to act according 
to locality, time, and circumstances. 

Basis. — Non-beneficiary, the objecfc being to do 

good, rather than receive benefit. 

Teems of Membership.— A small Entrance Fea 
and Quarterly Subscription. 

Eligibility. — Both sexes are admitted, and are 
eligible for office. 

By Lady Hope. 

(Reprinted from Thr lim-k.) 

The vast movement that has hitherto overspread our 
land in the shape of an alcoholic liquor traffic is now 
culminating, like many another excitement, ia strong 
reaction ; and its rival. Temperance, or rather Total 
Abstinence, is taking its place. We see, hear, and feel 
this change on every side. Amongst rich and poor, 
young and old, learned and unlearned, this new phase 
of feeling is finding its place. It is the needed reaction 
from an unwholesome and in j urioaa past, and 
if we are met by the answer — *-To myself 
the sudden change from a daily allowance of alcohol 
to drinks that are non-alcoholic, would certainly prove 
very seriously injurious" — we can only answer, too long 
this dire evil, which only b?gao, like many another 
evil, with an indiscreet self-indulgence, has proved a 
deadly injury to oar country, and the more rapid and 
sadden the change the better for ua. But perhaps we 
see the general evil, and would lend to its reform a 
measure of our support, while wa find refuge ourselves 
within the limits of a parenthesis. 

" A very good thing for others,' we aay ; " but I 
cannot do without stimulant myself." And jet our 
thousands are composed of units ; 7i'i' are the units 1 
Nor is our health of greater importance than that of 
the multitudes that surround n«. But here we take 
for grantsd that the stimulant is essential to oar 
health I Let us ask those physicians of the present 
day who have conscientiously studied the subject, 
and that with a view to the concurrent evils of the 
said stimulant, and lot us hear from them how 
fallacious many of our medical theories are on this 
topic; but our amateur theories are the worst, and 
certainly the most dangerous ! 

What other medicine do we drink unrestrictedly — 
at any, or many meals — at any, or all hours— at home, 
or abroad, invariably sharing it with those who 
happen to be at the moment in our company .' 
Quinine, ginger, salts, and a variety of other nos- 
trums, if considered necessary for the support of our 
system, are imbibed in small quantities, at regular 
hoars, and apart from our meals. We look upon them 
as necessaries — and often very objectionable oaes ! — 
rather than luxuries ; and we discard their use as soon 
aa we find it possible to do so. 

The aenpitiveness that used to be shewn with 
regard to alcohol— I say " used " for, unhappily for us. 
Fashion, that, invaluable friend or formidable enemy, 
as the case may be, has now paved the way grandly 
for f«r greater reforms— was ofton very amusing. I 
remember having a visit from some charming friends. 
The viait was to extend over several days. On the 
pa< of one of the young ladies ^here was a slight 
shyness, or stiffness, the reason for which did not 
become apparent until by some mischance a book 
put into her hands which bore upon mission work 
generally, but in which there were certainly some 
rather strong sentiments about Temperance. One 
did not expect to see the gentle face flush, and the 
lip quiver, while the answer came in hurried aC' 
cents. — 

*' There is too much about Temperance in it. Beer 
and spirits are very good in their place, and no one 
nee<.l t^ke too macli tiiUess hs^lLkfiis ; : ac'd it people do 

like to take it, then it is their own affair and no one 

The flavour of truth in thes3 words happily pre- 
vented an argument. They took rae by surprise, I 
confess, but the words were nothing to the agitated 
countenance of the girl who spoke them. As I have 
long discovered that argument is too often like the net 
meshes which encumber the lion's strength, and that 
pie statement, persuasive words, or even silence, 
are far more mighty forces, I did not argae with my 
friend. She still adheres to her principles, but per- 
haps you will not be surprised when I tell you that 
he has lived a sheltered life, surrounded by every 
luxury, and screened as far as possible from every 
ht and even hearing of evil. She does not study 
the newspapers. The millions of our countrymen are 
nothing to her. They may live or die ; she knows 
nothing beyond her own easy life. She sings and 
plays, dances and does her fancy work, paints a little, 
reads a novel or two., and is very nicely dressed. And 
beyond this boundary she never steps. 

The Lord Jesus Christ says to His own disciples, 
" Follow Me," and if we are to obey we must tread in 
some very dark and miry paths, and we must see many 
ad and grievous sights. The pilsiei and leprous, the 
idiculing thief and thq tormenting soldier, were all 
true features of life's shadows. As His followers, we 
are led through these phases of a human existence. 
But why are we thus led? And why must our eyes 
behold these miseries.' And wby does His firm, though 
loving voica ever draw us through earth's 
fogs of sinful woe? Why? Because with and in 
Him we have the Divine and all-powerful remedy for 
it all ! "Follow Me" means "follow jMe^' victoriously I 
Go forth " conquering and to conquer." Apply the 
balm and see it heal ; shoot the arrow, and see it 
pierce ; raise the sword and see it strike. It is all God's 
work — only we are allowed to do it iu His name. We 
are His proxies in this blood -besprinkled, sorrow- 
stained world. With us shines the " Sun of Bight- 
eonsness," and His light ia all-sufflcient for the 

Christians are discovering this, and mission work 
IS now no longer confined to the labours of a limited 
Dumber, who, with their lives in their hands, went 
forth the observed of all observers, but it is spreading 
on all sides and through all countries ; and '■ a 
workers' meeting," wherever held, no^v means a 
glorious doxolosy of praise for result, which echoes 
back again in fresh thankfulness and freshened zeal 
for labours still more arduous — while underneath all 
this effort lies the sweet under-current of rest, without 
which, after all, the labours are but impracticable. 
We rest, abide, trust, and therefore we labour and 
work : and because we labour and work we find it 
needful to rest, abide, and trust. Thui the two mighty 
forces of our lives— the inner and the outer— act and 
re-act upon one another. The very pressure of need 
ui)on us from every side enforces the acceptance of 
these lessons ; and daily the picture-page presented 
to us affords fresh material for oar preparation for 

To alienate Temperance from spiritual work seems 
tome impossible. Temperance is a resistance of the 
evil powers at a certain point. How can we expect, 
even at one point, to overcome such enemies, without 
the Divine presence and the promise Ho has given 1 
I We oanzi^t fight the bftttio at oux own ch&r^eRi Bat 

this is the consoling feature of so large a proportion 
of the Temperance of our day. It is called " Gospel 
Temperance." Men and women labour to win from 
r ioi^iuities the votaries of sinful pleasure, and 
they raise them by a mighty leverage— even that 
hichhasits cf'ntre in the heavens, where Christ 
sittcth. The '' power of an endless life" brought to 
bear upon moral scepticism, weakness, wickedness, or 
whatever form the malady may take, is found to be 

Not long ago I was asked to visit some people who 
desired to be "spoken to." They wanted to have "a 
meeting." It was a long drive, When wo arrived at 
the spot we discovered the crowds were bo great 
that an overflow meeting had already been 

"Will you come first to one, and then to the other?" 
said my friends. 

Cold hearts, if there were any, must have been 
warmed that night by the fervent though silent influ- 
ences of many earnest ones. A look at the glowing 
faces was sufficient. Sfany were standing ; all were 
listening eagerl y. They heard of the Saviour who 
can bless and will save all who will come unto God by 
Him, delivering them from the present power of sin, 
and leading them by his own victorious hand into 
a share of His victories, '• According to the working 
whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto 

At the close of the meeting this question was 
asked — 

"Will any man come forward to shew that he can 
'set to his seal to-day that God is true,' that he can 
trust his Saviour, and will renounce the drink from 
this time, for Jesus' sake?" 

There was a pause, and again I asked, " Is there no 
man here who will come forward to set an example to 
others, and to prove he believes and approves what he 
has heard?" 

At this moment a young soldier from the body of 
the meeting arose, and, threading his way through the 
crowd, stepped upon the platform, and prepared to 
sign his name. 

"Are you in earnest?" I asked, 
"Yes," he replied — in a lower voice adding, "By 
Gods help ! " 

Cheers broke out from the meeting, and a long file 
of soldiers, followed by other persons of various ages 
and classes, signed their names. It was a solemn 
sight, koowing as one did how great a giving up it all 
meant. It was a liteial obedience to the call^"If any 
man will come after Me, let him deny himself and 
take up his cross and follow Me," 

" And did they all hold firm ?" I think I hear my 
reader ask. 

Ah ! that is the important, the all-important, point 
we may say. 

Before I attempt to answer it I will finish my 
story. The next day I was being shewn over a prison 
near it, when one of the warders said to me — 

" I was very near you at that meeting last night." 

" Were you? " I a^ked. " I don't remember seeing 

you there." His physique was so remarkable in its 

otalwart height that I thought I ought to have noticed 

him had he been near. 

"No I perhaps not," he replied; "Iwaa in plalu 
clothes. But I was there ; and I liked it Very rott^hS 
I thaEk6d(?odfgrit,^' 



OcTOBEU 2, 1882. 

" Why did you like it .'" I asked. 

'■Becau?eit was Christ first, and Christ lat-t, and 
Christ all through I I have been a total abstainer 
twenty-three years ; but I never go to Temperance 
meetings because it's all Temperance generally, and 
nothin!? else. But last night I liked it because it wa« 
11 Christ !" 

"Then you know the Lord Jesus Christ ?" I 

'■Yea I'' the man replied. "I have known Him 
twenty-five years. T have been a Christian longer than 
I have been an abstainer. And I have seen a good 
deiil here to teach me." 

'■Do you take an interest in the prisoners?" I 

"I do," he replied; "and I have seen many acne 
changed here. Bat I was very thankful for that 
meeting last, night." he added, in a whisper, "because 
my brother-in-law, who has been many years a 
drunkard, toik the pledge last night ; and he seems 
in earnest, too. He has been praying this morn- 

What a bond this heart union makeB between Ihefel- 
low-pilgtima who are journeying Zionward I The 
loughuefsesof the way and the oppositions of the many 
are marveUously smoothed by such gleams of sympathy 
and such di?coveries on every side of longings for the 
Water of Life. 

To return to tl;e ques'ion— " Will they all stand ? ' 

A lady said to me lately — 

"We have had much Temperance work in our 
town lately. Many thousands (raentioniug the num- 
ber) of pledges have been taken.'' 

"And is the work likely to continue and last?" I 

■■ Ah. yea 1" she replied. "Tlieyare being- well 
looked after. Two missionaries have been engaged 
to fnllow up each individual, visit the families, and 
also to hold meetings for them." 

Her answer wag a memorable one, and well worthy 
of our notice. But she did not tell the real secret of 
all this success, present and lasting. It lay in her own 
indefatigable labours— the labours of a lifetime — and 
those of her co-workers. It was a spiritual Temperance 
work, spiritually conducted. And such labours in 
obedience to the Master's call, and under the Master's 
eye, controlled by His will, and directed by Hia spirit 
—these are the successful sowings and reapings of 
Crod's great harvest fields. 

It is a great responsibility to take the people into 
your confidence just for once, enlarge upon the 
horrors of drink, with its dire consequences, depict the 
matter in a light entirely new to a great proportion 

of your audience, and there leave them 1 Then 

they go forth tobesr the brunt of opposition. Their 
new-born id-^as are ridiculed, scoffed at, held uo to 
obloquy and shame. They find themselves the butt 
of rude crowds inside and outside the streets where 
they live, 'and the workshops that they frequent. But 
if months pasp, or even weeks, before they hear 
another word on the topic which they had been led to 
consider of euch infinite importmop, and the discus- 
sion of which had eo aroussd their attention and reso- 
lution — what is the result ? 

A very simple one I thoush, alas! very terrible to 
each one concerned. They break their pledge 1 that 
is all. They violate their promise. The sacred re- 
solution falls to the ground, and they, too. generally 
fall iuto depths far worse than those of their former 
state. And now all hope is gone. They are discour- 
aged, if not desperate . 

"No one told ng nothing more about it !" they say 
in sad truth. They were not readers, they were 
not students of their Bibles ; th^y had uo Christian 
friends; many wanted them back to the public-houspp. 
No one asked them back to the coffee-house, the 
prayer-meeting (an invaluable meana of grace to 
them), the Bible reading, the Scripture address, the 
Temperance meeting. No ; if we speak on Temper- 
ance, or if we try to create an interest in the matter, 
we must sustain that interest continuously, constantly, 
and by every means in our power ; always reminding 
the people that th^ grace of God alone can deliver 
their souls from the power of evil, and from the deceit- 
ful temptations ©f their great adversary and of all his 
opposing forcfip. 

On the other hand, if we use the double method — 
which after all is the only complete one— and rouse 
the people by an earnest, distinct setting forth of the 
better way, showiug plainly its terrible converse ; 
and at the fame time so organising our forces that the 
people will feel they have not been left alone as de- 
fenceless sheep to struggle through the forces of evil 
thatsobesetthem, but that they have entered a vast 
family, a little kingdom, a union of power, 
of which they form a mo:*t important part, and that 
"they that be on our side are more than they that 
be against us" ; that we have work for them to do, 
inflaence for th^m to exert, and friinds for them to 
know— then these poor delivered ones begin to feel 
that their life is a charmed one. Instead of consider- 
ing privations, they have new and higher privileges 
forced upon their sight, and happier eveniugs, kinder 
faces, brighter hours I These become their portion. 
They have gained, not lost, |by Temperance. 


It is somewhat singular that ideas were recently 
expressed by Bro. Rev. W. I. Keay, of the dihedral. 
Trinidad, respecting testimonials, and the difficulties 
encountered by workers, similar to those which have 
recently found vent in these columns/shcwing that the 
evil of "obstrnctions" and 'jealousies" is world wide, 
and an excrescence of human nature, from which it is 
d^^sirable to strive to rid all religious aud nhilanthro- 
pio movemen's- At a recent meeting in Trinidad, we 
Uarn from the yv;«/V7-u/ ChroH}rlc,^ farewell fe-ti- 
mouial was prtselitid to Sister Carr. We quote from 
the roport : — 

*■ The Worthy Chief Templar, Dr. Kuaggs, rose and 
uncovered certain articles of plate which were on the 
table before him, s^iying that the Lodge felt unable 
to tatee IcAve of such a useful and highly esteemed 
member without something more than the usual 
presentation of a clearance card. Therefore thearticle:* 
before him were added, as expressing a wish to be 
kindly rememberei by Miss Garr in her future home, 
and to speiPlc their thanks for the pleasure they had 
derived from her brilliant musical tilents. Dr. 
Knaggs said that he felt himself somewhat unfit 
adequately to express the Lodge's feelings, and would 
therefore call upon the District Deputy of the Inland 
to make a few observations. During the hearty round 
of applause which followed the Doctor's sitting down, 
the otEcer referred to, the Rev. W. I. Keay, rose, and in 
a short sneech remarked that he spoke with a sober- 
ness for'him rather unusual, sympathising with or 
infected by the feelings of.the assembly, for the leave- 
taking was not without signs of emotion in numbers 
of those present. He commenced with Bishop Butler's 
argument that men's actions will be rewarded or 
punished hereafter because society tends to do so even 
here. We instinctively desire to comlemn 
wrong, even though we may not say it, and w-^ 
cannot help admiring virtue, though we may hold our 
tongue.^. The moral of spontaneous act^ like this pre- 
sentation was not far to seek. There were often ob- 
structions, and, depravities and jealousies among man- 
kind which prevented merit from having its out- 
ward reward. Sometimes by a spasmodic effort 
the apathy is shaken off, and society in 
revenge for old neglects raises her hand 
higher than usual to reward some case of merit above 
the common, And think uot, he said, that if you siy 
nothing virtue goes without her reward 1 By no 
means. The habitual disciple of virtue acquires a 
placid and pleasing countenance, whereas those who 
dwell in wrong and revel in it, get the evil mark in 
their countenance, the reverse of transfiguration. 
Nay, we go farther : — the soul that lusts after wrong, 
there misery rankles, though the world may out of 
silliness, smile on them ; and the soul where righteous- 
ness dwells has peace and quiet assurance, no matter 
who frowns. As Miss Carr is present it would be bad 
tiete in me to attempt a panegyric on her peculiar 
accomplishments or high personal character : uiitH'uJr. 
the Order she will ba missed; and at some future con- 
cert in the Prince's Building, not a few will be 
disposed to ask, in the language of our sister's 
own music, ' Oh dear, what can the matter be 1' 
for her name will not be on the programme. Inside 
the Order— in our own Lodge meetings, we shall 
often miss the sound of her music, and no one more 
than/. You have asked me to express your feelings 
as a Lodge ; it may be I am physically incapable of 
doing it to your full satisfaction, but iu a few 
words I will try. In your name I wish her 
a long, useful, and happy life here, and everlasting- 
glory when that is done." (Great applause.) 
The articles were then formally presented, und 
the Lodge Deputy(Bro. W. D. Gray), ia a quiet and 
exceedingly well-expressed address, returned thanks on 
behalf of Miss Carr^ who, shortly afterwards, played 
'• Home Sweet Home " on the Lodge piano by way of 
farewell performance. 

It should be mentioned that a silver cap was also 
presented to Miss Carr by the Juvenile Temple. 

Sister Jessie M. Carr left the Island of Trinidad for 
that of Tcbago, the day after the presentation, and 
shortly after her arrival in the latter island was married 
to the Rev. T. B. Angold, Wesleyan minister. 

Central Temperance Association. — This society 
is pursuing successful work at the Great Central Hall. 
Bishopsgate, E.G. B. J. Maiden, Esq, on Monday, 
September 18, gave an illustrated lecture on "The War 
in Egypt." Bro. the Rev. G. W. McCree lectured on 
" Hearths and Home?." on Wednesday, September 20. 
People, he urged, should store up stones, the telling of 
which would make home bright and pleasant, 
and conversation attractive, wise, and good. 
For an hour ho held his audience at 
will and told many agrre^able stories. Oa Sunday, 
September 21. Bro. J. W. Kirton, P.G.W.S.^c, was the 
principal speaker. In the morning he urged that 
Divine laws do not change to suit min's whims, but 
that men have to put themselves into harmony with 
those laws. In Iha evening he predicted that the 
Temperance cause, being the cause of God, would 
tiinmph. Bro, H. Ansell, of Islington, gave, in 
graphic language, the story of his life. 


At a recent meeting of the St. Saviour's Board of 
Guardians, Mr. Evans inquired whether the proceed- 
ings of the Salvation Army had anything to do with 
the alarming increise of insanity in the Union that 
hadjast been reported by the clerk, and wa^ informed 
that one case of insanity, awaiting removal to an 
asylum, was an instance of religious manii, arising 
app^re^tly from the excii-ement of the Sal. 
vation Army campaign, and that a yonng 
woman, who was present at the Blue Ribbon 
Army meeting at the Metropolitan Tabernacle en Sun- 
day, had been taken to Camberwell Workhouse as a 
lunatic. Xo doubt that species of psychical intoxica- 
tion which vehement indulgence in religious exercises 
and emotions induce will sometimes end in mental de- 
rangement iu persons who would not otherwise ha\;e 
bacome insane ; but, at the same time, it U to be 
borne in mind that many half-jrazy beings, men and 
women budding for madness arising out of inherited 
or physical cause?, are powerfully attracted to 
every new and strange thing, and so plunge zealously 
into stirring services like those of theSalvation Army, 
and evolve, perhaps, at these services, into full bloom 
lunatics. Their insanity is nob unlikely to be attributed 
entirely to the services, which really had little or 
nothing to do with its production. They were fore- 
doomed lunatics on the verge of f'le catastrophe of their 
fate, and any other kind of agitation would have sufficed 
to precij.itate themiotoit, as well as the uproar of 
the Salvation Army. If the statements made as to 
the success of the Army iu drawing into its ranka 
habitual drunkards wlio become, for a timeatany 
rate, sober and self-regarding, and iu insuring the 
closure of public-hruses in the towns which it has 
occupied, ba even approximately correct, then the 
ratepayers will have no serious grievance against the 
Army on account of its influince in causing insanity. 
It seems likely that for every case of insanity by its 
religious revelries, at least two casea will be prevented 
by the limitations which it imposes on alcoholia 
carousals.— -^/-'Y/'aV;, Medicnl Journal. 


lliaf £11,000 per day is spent in N'ew South Wales 
in intoxicating drinks. 

Th<it Canada spends nearly 50,000 dollars per day for 
whisky, and about a quarter as much for religion. 

y/wf prohibition in Kansas has closed over a ssore 
of breweries. 

j''/i(/;' 7 out of lO'cities in Massaohnsetts have taken 
advantage of the Local Option l-.^,w to secure prohibi- 

That the area in California devoted to the culture 
of the vine is upwards of 80,000 acres, averaging 800 
vines to an acre, and thus containing altogether some 
Gl.000,000 vines. 

That of this large amount, 2.>,000,000 are not bear- 
ing, and the phyoUoxera has seized upon 5,000,000 

That there is a Good Templar Lodge in the Chippa- 
way country, Canada, rejoicing in the name of 

That the G.W.C.'e article on "Blue Ribbon Missions," 
which appeared iu the Watchword some time ago, 
was reprinted in tbe ^.xith Australian Trihinv, 

y/ifl/ over £100,000 is spanb annually in drink in 
one square mile iu Loadoa where the poorest people 

Tliat there were .s:?, 700, 017 pagej of Temperauoe 
literature printed and cironlatid last year by the 
National Temperanca Society and Publishing House. 

That the practice of drinking absinthe is largely oa 
the increase on the Continent. 

That the Rev. Charles G:*rrett. president of the 
Wesleyan Conference, who33 portrait latsly appeared in 
the Watchword, wears the blue ribbon, and was till 
lately a mambir of the I.O.G.T., having left the 
Order OQ the Provincial Grand Lsdge question. 

That in 187i> the gallons of spirits consumed par 
head of the population was 4 E) ; in ISSl, 3-9. The 
revenue from alcohol in millions sterling, was ia 
187G, 34; in 1881, 30-5. 

Thitthe revenue from tea and coffee ia millions 
sterling was 3it, ia 1876, and 41 in XS31. 

That in 1831 the foreign import of opium wa3 
12,000 chests; in 1850, 31,000 ; ia 187iJ, 95,000; in 
18S0, 97,000. 

r//^^ during the year ending September 29, 1881. 
the police employed numbered 33,032, an increase of 
516 in the year, at a cost, all expenses included, of 

'Ihat the Puolic Petitions R^p^rt of the last Session 
lately published, shews that the petitions and signa- 
t'lres for Temperance objects were vastly iu excess of 
tho:e for any other purpos>\ 

TJiat 4,8.j1 Watchwords were circulated in the 
district of South Durham — one Lodge, only half-a-yeac 
old, Babaoribiog for 26, 

J, W..S, 

OcTOi^ER 2, 1882, 



A Boci-il lei mep.tin^ and gathering of members of 
the Order were held on Tueeday evening. September 
in, at theGarden Restaurant. Pdradise-Btreet. Birming- 
ham, for the purpose of bidding farewell to Sifter 
Jane Nield prior to her departure for "New Zealand; 
also for presenting a magnificent album, the gift of 
the Warwickshire D. Lo:5ge. The album contaioci 
the portraits of the Executive officers of the di-ttict. 
and of many other esteemed mi-mbers of the Order. 
Bro. John Woodward, W.D. Co., presided in the 
abpence of Bro. Edmund Glover. D.C.T., who was 
absent owing to a previous engn^ement to attend 
anniveranry of Atherstone Lodp-e. In his 

letter he exprostied his regret at not bsing 
present, and "■ his sincere and heartfelt wishes 
for a proBperoug and happy voyage and fdtBre 
for Sister Nield. and he gaid nothing would have 
given him greater pleasure than to have been present." 
Bro. C.Gray. W.D.T., wrote. "Please convey my best 
wiehea to Mies Nield ; am afraid I cinnot come on 
Tuesday."' Sisfer Louisa Vero, \V.D..Ch. wrote to say she 
would " ranch like to have met dear Sister Nield, and 
though, nob having the pleasure of knowing our sister 
per8f)nally,and may never meet together in our earthly 
temple, rnay we be prepared to meet each other in the 
Heavenly Temple of God. Give my Chri-ntiin love to 
her, praying she may have a safe and pleasant journey.'' 
Sister Inwards, P. W.D.C. (Leamington), wrote "bid- 
ding her God-apeed, with His blessing ever upon her. 
in the new home to which phe is goiny." Bro. 
J, Burrowp, P.L.D., sincerely hoped she would have 
a plea«anb and safe passaec. und that she might 
be as useful in the causa in New Zealand 
as she had been in this country. Bro. T. H. Joyce, 
P.D.E D., regretted his absence from the meeting and 
Baid she would oirry with her his best wi.shes for a 
safe voyage, and that her future might be ble^t with 
pence, happincsp. and prosperity. Bro. W. \yait', 
C.D.G.W.C.T.. of Rugby, concluded his apology for 
absence " with prayer to God for Sister Ni>^ld"s pro?- 
porlby and happioes i in her new sphere— and may God's 
prospering blessing attend her labours." Bro. Rev. 
Samuel Knell wrote "heartily wishing Sister Nield a 
pleasant and safe voyage-— and much blessing in the 
new Und where her zeal will find ample room for 

Bro. J, Woodward, W.B.Co., said owlogt") the un- 
avoidable absence of the D.C.T., and he being W.D. 
Co., it devolved upon him t") make thft presentation. 
He would like to h;ive Ifft this for older members to 
have done, and if he had ooosultt^dhia own feelings he 
would rather someone else had occupied that important 
post. It gave him pleasure, however, though a sorrow- 
ful duty, to make this pre->entation. II) felt he owed 
hia present position and standing in the Order to the 
labours of euch members as Sister Nield, whose advice 
he had often received. Many members of the Order 
attributed thf-ir present standing in the Order to the 
gool advice and counsel of such members. He thou 
read the following inscriptiou :— " Presented to Sifter 
Jane Nield, P.G.A.S. and P.W.D.Chaplain, by the 
officers and members of the D.L. of Warwickshire, on 
her departure from England for New Zealand, as n 
farewell souvenir, with their heartiest and 
sincerestwishes for her prosperity and happiness. Signed, 
Edmund Glover, D.C.T. ; T. Woodward, W.D.Co. ; 
Mrs. Townsend, W.D.V.T. ; T. Humpherson, W.D.S. ; 
C, A. Gray, W.D.T. ; J. P. Griffiths, D S.J.T. ; Walter 
J. Glover, D.E.D. : J. Griffin, W.D.M ; Louisa Vero, 
W.D.Ch. ; and George Hastings, P.D.D." 

Bro.G. Hastings, P.D.D,, said as one who had had the 
most fraternal intercourse with our sister, he could not 
do otherwise than make a few observations. Ho said 
thfy would not only remember her m their hearts, but 
when bowing at the throne of heavenly grace she 
would find a place in their prayers. He rejoiced that 
onrs was a Christian ori^anisation, and that our efforts 
in the past had received the heavenly smile. War- 
wickshire had never had a mora devoted worker than 
onr Sister Nield. 

Bro. Robert Bra^'g said he was more than willing to 
respond to the request of tbe chairman to say a few 
words. He had known Sister Nield for about 10 years. 
In the early days of the uphill work of the Order she 
was one of our prominent workers, working veiy hard 
and doing what she could in expounding the prin- 
ciples of Good Templary, and he thought she would 
do just the sime work where she was going. All we 
could do was tr> hope and trust she might b3 able to 
realise the heartfelt wishes that go forth from our 
hearts here. 

Bro. Townsend, V.D., felt that if a Lod^e existed 
where our sister was going it would be greatly helped 
byhfr. On behatf of CentrHl Lo^ge. which he said 
was fairly represented, he wished her a " prosperous 
and happy voyage." 

Bro. C. Malio". E.D., knew, he sail, perhaps better 
than anyone else here what a gap would be caused by 
her leavin? in the hon*e of our este-mad G.W.C.T. 
She was leaving, to return to thoss whi loved her 
and respected her. but he knew they could not hold her 
dearer than we do here. She had been one of our 

r for the' good of the Order night 

Home duties had be^n her firett dutiesiraud 

done what she could " for the Order. . She v 

the Lord's and lived by faitKaTid she trusted she would 

continue to be one until the end. 

Sister H. E. Young, P.G.S.J.T., felt a little too sor-* 
too make a graceful sp'^ech, but she hoped she would 
find New Zealand too warm for her.and she hopad that 
ebe mieht have a safe pissaga there and bick. But 
while there she hnped she would ba useful bath for 
the Order and o'her kinds of Christian worift 

Bro. Griffin. W.D.M., said that many methhers would 
regret not havine tne opnortunity to be present, and 
that he knew he could re-echo the regret of each and 
every Lodge at parting with our sister. He hoped she 
would have a p'ea=ant Voyage, and that the work she 
had done here would be continued on ber arrival there. 

Bro. AV.lliam Ainsworih, P.D.G.W.C.T., of" Severn- 
street Lodge, wifehed briefly to echi all the kind 
wi!>hesof thatni?ht. He felt that all things co: 
eidered perhaps Sister Nield's duties lay on the oth 
side. He desired, on behalf of Sevefn-s^treet Lodge, to 
reiterate the wishes of the previous ^p 

SisLer Jane Nield then ro^e and aoknowled?ed the 
presentation, and said : Dear brothers and sisters, 
is too much to ask that I would give 
customary homely home'ies that you have beenac( 
tomfd to hear in days pa5t by. Owing to the g 
she h-id passed through.she was scarcely strong euoi 
to break up oldcmnections and friendships without 
being much grieved. She had hid a lot 
of Forrows and a great many joys. Nine years^and four 
months ago she entered upon her duties ia the house 
of Bro. Blalins, left public work and went into com- 
pirative retirement, but she f<ilt that in that quiet 
secluded house she had done as much for the Order as 
she had ever done before. (H-'ar, hear.) She had 
had sorrow, it wa^ right she should have: her nature 
required discipline to keep her impulsiveness down. 
Six years ago she had a telegram to say " Come home, 
your mother is dead," and shortly after came the 
news that others had been taken away. She 
had not taken this step unadvisedly: her plans 
had been laid and carried out here, and she was going 
leaving those she loved behind. She would ba mire 
faithful in her service, and work for the Order if God 
would take her sife there. Her sister had expressed 
a wish that a Lodge existed in thn bush, and she knew 
there would be one when she got there. She felt there 
was a work for her to do over yonder, and she said the 
Lord never moves one from any part of His vineyard 
without finding another; it was not Hi^ way, and He 
was not a bit unkind. She had striven hard and had 
a burning love for the work of the Order. AVarwick- 
shire D.L. stood, she said, among the first on the list 
she had iofltituted. If well enough, she would do her 
best to let us have a copy of the journal of the 
voyage. And, in conclusion, she said, God bless you 
all, and expressed a hope that they would not forget 
her, and that wht-n th^y heard the wind they would 
remember that either in the berth or on the deck, 
there was the old face, and a heart beating in unison 
with their own. She would say God bless you all, for 
Je&u's sake. 

Subsequently to these piioceedings an address was 
presented by Bro. J. E. Poulter, A.G.S., on behalf of 
the G.L.Executive. It was beautifully illuminated 
and boond in red morocco, the text of the address 
reading as follows ■.— 

To Sister Jane Nield, P.G A.S. 

Dear JL\.DA:^r and Sister,— We have heird with 
considerable regret of your intention to remove to the 
faroffcolonv of New Zealand, and cannot allow this 
3vent to take place without eKpre=sini? our sorrow at 
the loss of one of our oldest G.L. officers and the 
severance from this G.L. and its jurisdiction of such a 
well knowc and tried member and worker. We cannot 
fcrget the work of faith, lovin? libour. and patient 
hope which jou have done for the Order for a period 
of more than 10 years, and earnestly trn^t that in 
your new home amongst a large number of your rela- 

ti ves. and amidst frfsh Bcece§ and activities, yon wil 
find the love and (rustof trne friends, and share in 
that jolace and thosa pleasures which are Heavea's 
gifts for mini^ttie? on earth. 

You will he missed in many circles and wonted 
meeting plaoFS.- 'ftnft not least at the annnal E*ster 
gatherings of our member,', where your words and 
counsel «ei£ ever useful and acceptable. Wishing for 
you, deatpcister, a very pleasant voyage and a happy 
fntare across the sea,— We remain, yours very 

[The SmKATunES of the G.L. ExECUTivr:.! 

Ssptember, 1SS2. 

best workers, work 
and day. 

Bro. T. Humpherson, W.D. Sec, had known onr 
sister about 10 years. He wished the same good feel- 
ing existed among the workers in our t^Btrict that 
had existel between himself and Si.^ter Nifeld. 'He paid 
if thi^; meeting had no o'her result, he trusted it would 
stimulate those present to do their best ti fill up the 
G'ap caused by her leaving. She would carry with btfr 
the best wishes it was possible for any Lodge to convey 
to her. y^ 

Sister Mrs. Malins ('mother of onr fsteemed 
G.W.C.T.) fail Sister Nield had not been able t^ 
do half what fhe. conld do for the Order sinca 
last Christmas, owing to her constant attendance upon 
our G.W.C.T. in his long and se!iou=> illness, which 
had kept her away from Lodge and oth r meeting's. 
She hqd b'-en a mother to his children and had worked 
for them night and day. She had proved ftu escelteot 
nurse and had got up any hour in th-i night to at'end 
the G.W.C.T. and any of the family suffering from 
sickness. She had fed and clothed the children during 
the nine years she had lived in thrir hnme and -had 
given the'ni a training fittiffirttieni for thisvorld a«d 

the next. She had no doubt she would have a safe . 

TOyage, and that the Lord_ would take care other, ^p^^^j^^j^^j^ ^^^ TEMPLARY IN 

Ocir sis'er left BIrmin?fcRm 6i Eiiday morning, 
Seotember 2i\ by the 11.40 a.m. tAin for London, 
heinff attended on the platform at lllW-street Station 
by Bro. and Sis'er PouHer, B'-o. E Glover. D.C.T., 
liro. J. Woodward. W.D.Co., Bro. . J. Batkin. Bro. 
Hillman. and Miss Alice and Master Joseph Malin.s, 
who were there to take a final farewell of, and doubt- 
less to say a few pacfcine words of comfort and blessing 
to one who wdi ever be remembered by them and 
Others as a lery dear friend and sister. 

she had ^^^ 


Those who remember the share taken by Good Tem- 
plars- in forming the National Swiss Temperance 
Society in September, 1S77, may care for some news of 
it after five years of the uphill work of teetoUlism in 
a winegrowing country. It appears that the '" litfcld 
one" has become — not quite 'a thousand." but about 
8i.*0 abstainers are enrolled iu the several "groups," 
each "group" cnntaining many local "branches," , 
which have spread, chiefly as yet, over Western or . 
French-speaking Switzerland. 

A delightful annual meeting of the Bernese- Jura 
group was held on tbe 2.1th of last June in 
the little church of Grandval, under the mountniris . 
where under the old lime tree by the door, Farel, the 
great Reformer, is said fco have preachfd. The church 
was a bower in^iie of fir bought, ferm, and flowers 
on the Sunday evening, when the pastor preached a 
testotal sermon, and the Rev. L. L. Rochat,of Geneva, 
the founder and president of the society, also spoke. 
Monday morning the Represeotitives, \':., gathered 
from all parts of tha Canton to hear the report of the 
group. The number of abstainers hid lisen in the 
pa*t year from 12.j to 2S7, two-thirds of whom a*; leas!; 
were reformei drunkards. The cxp^riencj wag that 
only those who trusted in God for their strength had 
been able permanently to keep their pledge. The 
outside hijlucnce of the socie'y was great propor- 
tionately to its numbers ; many who drank only to 
keep up their strength for work having discovered 
thit abstainers were as robust as themselve<»,and taking 
much less in consequence. In Grandval itself, for 
instance, three out of eight public-houses had olosed 
for Uck of custom, though there are not a dozsn ab- 
stainers in the place. 

More than 80 then sat down to a collation in the 
sohool-room, when tnasts were given in lemonade, 
sung, and original poetry recited inipired by 

The afternoon 
the open air, on the mountain, 
preventing, an enthusiastic crowd 
in the church, where addresses and 
d prayers of rescued ones succeeded 
of departure. 


the occasion, 
have been in 
but, the rain 
again gathered 
the testimonies 
eich other till the ti 
Our Bro. G. Mich 
still further to advance this good work by planting 
the Order, and aska the help of any Good Templar 
who maybe travelling that way. (Address, ■ M. 
Michard, Rtie Das-sier, Geneva.) It would indeed bs 
a privilege to be a means of starting the first Templar 
I/odge in that beautiful country to which we English 
owe so much enjoyment, but where, accordin? to the 
3tatistic3 of the " Swiss Society of Public TJrility." 
half the crime arises from drink, and nearly .1,000 are 
known to die annually of its eCfects. 

I. Metforo, 

The UxrTED States Ct:\su3 gives the population 
in 1880 as :— 3G,>i42,2Ql whites, native-born ; C,(J32,.'^4i) 
coloured, chiefly native-born ; O.G79,943 whites, foreign- 
born, of whom 10t.."jtl were Chinese. The '■ Coloured " 
census showei a very large proportionate increase on 
previous returns, and eettlel for ever a prop'^sal 
foolishly broached in soma quarters to expatriata the 
whole coloured people r// )«'*;.v,' to Africa. The claim 
of six millions to their na,tive land is nob so easily set 

Itis certain theQUEEX'3 PHYSICIAN. Dr.Fairbanlf 
\\w written stronirly recommending LEXTILLA, or 
TONIC DAILY FOOD. It cures Inditresfcinn. Heart- 
burn, Constipation, Liver and Stomach Complaints, &c., 
oh wondrous nourishing properties, 
ridge. Puddings, Oastard^. Biscuits, 
A'c. nns, lib., in. 6J. ; Mb., lOJ. Barrels, 2Plb., 30i. • 
1411)., Ifiv. Of all .Chemists. Proprietor, H. J. Deacon, 
Beckenbani, Kent.— [AuvT.] 

Bro. Hesrt Ansbll having retired from Business, his 
future address will be Park Villa, 35, Upper Park-street, 
Barnsbury, N,— [.4rfrf.] 

Makes Soup^, Poi 


OoTOBEtt 2, 1882. 


Camberwell, — A ten [days' mlseion commenced 
here on September If^, in the Mieeion Hall, Lothian- 
road, ^under the anspicea of the 'WiUiam Tweedie 

BiiiXTON.— The mission here terminated on Sep- 
tember 36. Theniceling was presided over by Mr, .1. 
Lile, andamonsst the speakers were Sir. G. Livescy, 
Ilev. C. Leach, Rev. A. Crombie, Rev. .1. T. Gladstone, 
and Bro. G.Thoineloe. P.D.C.T. Mr. McArthur, M.P., 
alsocame tothe meeting shortly after it was opened. 
Nearly .",,000 persons had taken the ribbon, a very 
gratifjiog result. The meeting was closed with 

HoLLOWAY.— On Sanday, September 21, 811 new 
pledges were signed, and 1 .003 blue? ribbons given in the 
Mission marquee here, bringing the totals up to ri,.",.")0 
pledges taken, and 8,012 ribbons distributed. On 
September 2r,,a Bible reading was held in the marquee 
»nd was well attended. At the close many women 
signed the pledge. 

Chelsea. — On Monday evening last. the first meeting 
of a week's mission was hold in the Sidney Hall, and was 
attended bya crowded assembloge. A feature in the 
meeting was that only abstainers of -10 years and up- 
wards addressed those present, and included Mr. R. H. 
Curtis (42 years an abstainer), who exhibited hii 
pledge card which he received at Devonport in ISIO, 
Mr. Rhodes (42 years), Mr. Sweetanple (4:i years), Mr. 
Milton (40 years), Mr. Harriett (G:! years), Mr. Piffln 
(43 years), Mr. Parrington (41 years), Mr. Hookins 
(43 year8),and Mr. Wright (42 years). Mr. J. Compton, 
vestryman of Chelsea, presided, and he stated that he 
fcigned the pledge in 1837, 

Manchester.— At a large representative meeting 
of the Gospel Mission Council held at the Y.M.C.A. 
on Friday, 22nd inst., it was resolved to inatroct the 
executive to engage the Eervices of Mr. K. T. Booth 
for a mission in Manchester next autumn. 

Plymouth.— A conference of Temperance workers 
was held last week, when a deputation was appointed 
to wait upon the United Temperance Committee and 
urge the advisability of making arrangements at once, 
that Mr. Booth or Mr. Murphy may immediately 
follow Meatrs. Moody and Sankey'a meetings with a 
Blue Ribbon Army mission. Bro.E Kiley occupied the 

DPDLEY.— A very snccfssful mission has been under- 
taken by a committee embracing all the societies of the 
town, and some thousands of adult new pledges have 
been taken. On Friday. September 22, hundreds were 
unable to get admission, 'the platform was occupied 
by an efficient choir, and some of the most prominent 
workers, including the Rector, Dr. Cosens. The chair 
waa taken by the rector, H. Scholefield, and Bro. Rev. 
W Spuru-eon read a portion of Scripture Ihe speakers 
were the Rev. G. Samuel, of the Six Ways Church. 
Aaton, and Ero. J. E. Poulter, A.G.S. At the clo.=e of 
the speeches a large number of names were taken. 
The crowd in the Hreet was also addre.«;8ed by Bro. W. 
C. Amery, of the Midland Temperarca League. 

Fareham.— The South Hants District Executive, 
witb a meeting of the Lodge Deputies of Portsmouth, 
having authorised Bro. G. Paddingtou, D.E.D.. to 
undeaake a mission at Fareham. the TownHallwss 
taken, and on Sunday, September 10, he opened the 
work aided bya large choir. A good audience attended 
every night through the week, and 300 new pledges 
were taken, of whom, with the exception of 34, were 
none below'l:i years of age. The Albion's Hope Lodge 
imce meeting in Farehaoa now meets at Waltham 
Chase, six miles away, but it is hoped to restore the 
charter to this town at some early date, now the 
number of abstainers has been so largely increased 
through the action of this missionary effort. 
The addresses during the week were g.ven by popular 
advocates of the cause from Portsmouth and South- 
ampton as well as from more distant parts, including 
Sisters burrant and Boys' (D.C.T., for North Hants), 
Bros .7 W Kirton.W. B.Robinson(Iate Chief Construe 
tor, Portsmouth Dockyard,) and J. Eae. Titchfield, too, 
lieiir 1 his town, has been missioned with a meeting on 
Tnetday, September I'.i, by six or seven brethren from 
Portsmouth and Gosport, conducted by Bro. J. 1. P. 
Wyatt on behalf of .Juvenile Templary, authorised 
by the' District Council, and on Sunday, Septembi-r 
"4 a similar mission to the one at Fareham began 
litHavant, a smaller town, but where a Lodge once 

SHEFFiELn,— A largely attended public meeting, 
under the auspices of The Emblem of Charily 
lodge was held on September l!l, in St. Barnabas 
.Schoolrcom, Cecil-road. The Rev. C. A. Goodheart, 
M A., vicar of St. Barnabas, presided, and delivered 
Bii impressive address indicative of his thankfulness 
to those "Temperance Societies who in any way were 
heluing to stem the torrent of intemperance and irre- 
jigionLongst the masses. The Rev. C. H. Collyns, 
ALA secretary of the British Temperance League, 
succeeded in closely retaining the attention of the audi- 
ence for over three-quarters of an hour with a soul- 
etiriiig address, in which he dealt with the great con- 
trast . xistiog between placts where the intoxicating 
(irinlt is fold, apd where it is not. The reverend 
K.otlftnfiii Slvselliia opeech with an earnest sppenl ti 

non-abstainera present to join our ranks and aid by 
their sympathy and support the cause of God and 
humanity. Other interesting speeches were delivered 
by Ero. Clement, W.C.T., Nether Lodge, and Bro. J. E. 
Austin, Emblem of Charity, who gave an earnest invi- 
tation to those present who were not Good Templars, 
to join the Order. A choir of 2i Templars, clothed in 
regalia, conducted by Bro. J. H. Webster, W.CJI.T., 
Pennington Lodge, rendered capital service in sing- 
ing several hymns, efficiently accompanied on the 
harmonium by Bro. J. C. Anty, P. W.C.T. At the close 
of the meeting, which was a gratifying snccf ss to all 
concerned, several pledges were signed and blue rib- 
bons docned. 

NoTTi.sciiAii.— On Sunday, September 24, one of 
the largest and most successful meetings ever held 
heie look place in the Marble Rink,— between ."j.OOO 
and persons being present. Mr. F. Wright pre- 
sided and was supported by a large number of gentle- 
men. A choir of GOO was in attendance and rendered 
efficient service. The result of the S.»turday and Sun- 
day's meetings was ; new pledges, B2G j blue ribbons, 

AccRiNQTON.— Bro. T. "W. Glover, P.G.M., is con- 
ducting a most successful miE.sion here. On Septem- 
ber 14 a tea and meeting of workers— 300 in number 
—were held in Willow-street Leclure Hal; to welcome 
Bro. Glover to the work. Sunday meeliogi for the 
young v/ere held in St. John's Cburoh, conducted by 
the Rev. R. S. Hindle. and at I'uion-street Chapel by 
Rm.T. W. Glover, both services being largely atteufled. 

the evening a united prayer meeting was held 

in 0.ak-street Chapel, also conducted by Bro. Glover. 
Mid-day prayer meetings 'have been held each day in 
the Town Hall. His wo'rship the Mayor presided, 
and at the close took the blue ribbon, together, with 
the Mayoress and 707 others, 158 being new pledges. 
On Tuesday night, Bro. Fowler, D.C.T.. occupied the 
chair, the meeting being crowded. The result was 
283 new pledges, and 660 ribbons. On Wednesday 
a meeting at 3 o'clock for women only, in the Ragged 
School, addressed by Bro. T. W. Glover, and at night 
the hall was densely packed half an hour before the 
time for commencement, and an overflow mePtirig was 
at once organised in Willow-street Lecture Hall, and 
presided over by the Rev. C. Williams, hon. sec. to the 
mission. Bro. Glover addressed the overflow meeting 
first, going from there to the Town Hall, where Bro. 
Eli Higham, Esq., J.P., presided ;— result of this day's 
work being 704 new pledges, 1,084 ribbons. On 
Thursday, Bro. W.Smith, chairman, a crowded meeting 
was held. Result. .>00 new pledges, C30 
blue ribbons. On Friday, the Rev. 0. T. Wake- 
field in the chair, a most enthusiastic meeting: 
result, 2G9 new pledges, and COO ribbons. On Satur- 
day the Rov.D.Hackett presided, and Bro. Glover gave 
an address to a densely crowded audience on "Hi-iher 
Wages, and how to get then;" and on Sund.ay after- 
noon Bro, Glover held a service at Union-street 
Weslej an Chapel for mothers. In the evening he ad- 
dressed two meetings, one at the Ragged School, 
and the other in Willow-street Lecture Hall. Total 
pledges for the week 2,830, and ribbons 4,960. The 
mission continues during the present week. 


He sits in a corner from morning till night— 

"Tis smoke, chew, smoke ! 
Hs rises at dawn his pipe to light, 
Goes puffing and chewing with all his might, 

To smoke, chew, smoke ! 
The quid goes in when the pipe goes out— 

•Tis chew, chew, chew ! 
Now a cloud of smoke goes up from his throat, 
Then his mouth senda a conatant stream afloat ; 

'Tis chew, chew, chew 1 

He sits all day io the smoke or fog— 

'Tis putf, puff, puff I 
He growls at his wife, the cat and the dog. 
He covers witb filth the carpet and rug, 
And his only answer when I give him a jog, 

Is puff, puff, puff ! 
The house all o'er from end t'j end, 

Is smoke, smoke, smoke I 
In whatever room my way I wend, 
If I take his clothes to patch anl mend, 
Ungrateful perfume will ever ascend, 

Of smoke, smoke, smoke ! 

At home or abroad, afar or near, 

'Tis smoke, chew, smoke ! 
His month is stuffed from ear to ear. 
Or puffing the stomp of a pipe so dear ; 
And his days will end, I verily fear, 

In smoke, smoke, smoke 1 

— .1/; 


The fund for the relief of the refugees from Egypt 
now amounts to upwards of £7,700. 

Commander Wyatt Riwson. whilst on board the 

hospital ship Carthage, bound for England, died on 

the 21st ult., and was buried at Malta. 

The Friendly Islands have been visited by a *«"''.'''" 

urricane. Thirteen chnrches, and as many as l,oOO 

houses are said to have been blown down. 

Berlin was lit up with the electric light for the first 
time on the20thult. The Gare de lOuest at Paris has 
been lighted by the Edison sj stem. 

The reply postcards came into use on the 1st inst. 
They are sold at the rate of one, Ud, ; three, 4d, ; 
)d. Thin cards— One, l',d.; six, 7d. 
•. H. M. Stanley arrived at Lisbon from Loandaon 
tbe2!etult. Five stations have been established on 
the Congo River, at intervals of 30, 60, and 100 miles. 
An appeal is being made for the sum of £30,000 to 
. estore the Castle Church of Wittenberg, on the door 
of which L'ither fixed his celebrated Theses. 

Disastrous floods have inundated the Tyrol. Two 
thousand workmen are engage! in repairing the rail, 
■ays, many of which will not be in working condition 
for another month. 

The largest siiling vessel afloat, the Walter H. 
Wilson, was Launched at Belfast on July 6. Her mea- 
rement is 300 feet by 42), feet. She is built of iron, 
and is cipable of carrying 4,000 tons weight. 

The Guion mail steamer Alaska, noted for its rapid 
passages, arrived at Queenstown from New York, on 
the 19th ult., having performed the passage in the fast 
time of 6 days 18 hours and 37 minutes. 

The Lord Mayor, on the23rd ult., openeda Working 
Men's Industrial and Fine Art Exhibition in Bruns. 
wiok House, Vanxhall. Specimens of work by children 
in Board sohoola were also exhibited. 

Lord Tenterden, the Permanent Under-SeoreUry for 
Foreign Affairs, died on the 22nd nit. at Lynmouth, 
North Devon, in his 48th year. He was appointed to 
the offlce, which he held at the time of his death, in 

According to statistics issued by the central 
authority of the Postal Union in Switzerland, three 
million eight hundred thousand letters were trans- 
mitted during 1881. The Postal Union transmits 
daily upwards of 13,000,000 letters and post-cards. 

A military riot occurred at Chatham on the 23rd 
ult. outiide one of the canteens from which a man 
bad been ejected. A general fight to)k place between 
the men of two regiments. Some 12 or 14 prisoners 
were made. Several men received severe injuries. 

The building in which the Sydney International 
Exhibition of 1879 was held, was totally destroyed by 
fire on the 22nd ult. Since 1880 it has been occupied 
by the School of Mines and the Technological 
Museum. Damages are estimated at half a million 

railway accident, recalling thatof the Tay bridge, 
took place on the 23rd ult,, on a bridge crossing the 
river Dravo, in Hungary. As the train, containing a 
number of soldiers, crossed the bridge, two of the 
ihes gave way, precipitating the engine, two goods 
,-ns, and two passenger carriages into the river. 
Thirty lives were lost. 

The twenty-sixth congress of the Social Science 
Association met at Nottingham on the 20th ult. Mr. 
a. W. Hastings, M.P., presided. Amongst the papers 
read were those of the Rev. J. Horsley, chaplain of 
Clerkenwell Prison, on "The Best Means of Repressing 
Drnnkenness"; Miss Leigh, of the Mission Home, 
Paris, on "The Marriage of Englishwomen with 

The Grecian Theatre, Eagle Tavern and grounds, 
City-road, London.bought by the Salvation Army, were 
onSeptember 21. opened with aluocheon, adedication 
service, and overflowing evening meetings, conducted 
by General Booth, his family and officers. o,00() were 
computed to be present. A large crowd, which at 
night must have been 20,000 strong, was gathering all 
day in front of the theatre, and four men. were 
arrested for assaulting members of the Army, but a 
large force of police kept the rioters in check, and at 
the oloseof the meeting forced a way for them to dis- 
perse without a conflict. 

■ Put: 

Thk "JnvJsiLZ Templar. "—Back numbers of thisbeau- 
tifuUy illustrated magazine, for distribution at f6tes,Blue 
Ribbon and other demonstrations, entertainmente, &c., 
at waste-paper price. Ciirriape paid 3d. per dozen ; 
U. 6d. per 100 ; 2.50 lor 2». Gd. ; 500 for 4s. ; 1,000 lor Ts. 
— JoHM Kkmistbb, 3, Bolt-court, Fleet-streeti Iiondon 
E.Oi— IAdvt.) 


Ebo. Sergeant Georgi Reid, Rifle Brigade, 
P W C.T., of the Royal Watercourse Lodge, Cork, 
succeeded in winning the prize of £2 10s., being the 
best shot in the company for the year 1882. 

The reason why so many are unable^ to take Cocoa is 
that the varieties commonly sold are mixed with starch, 
under the plea ot rendeiing them soluble; while really 
making them them thick, heavy, and indigeatihle. This 
may lae easily detected, for if Cocoa thickens in the cup it 
proves the addition of starch, Cadbury's Cocoa Essence is 
genuine ; it is therefore three times the strength of these 
Cocoae, and a refrenhln? beverage like tea or coffee,-' 

October 2, 1882. 



By L. Balle, P.D.D,,RW.G. Messenger. 

Ever since the Order first was brought to and got a 
footing in Norway, being of Danish birth, ny thoaghts 
eyer reverted to Denmark in the hope of getting the 
Order also planted there ; with this in view I have 
corresponded with several Temperance men and at bst 
wnp, by a brother from this place, the first Lodge 
Tempelhcrren(Knight Temp!ajr),N'o, 1, in Copenhagen, 
instituted the 13th of March. 1S80. 

The Temperance caase was then little known and 
appreciated, but a ehort time before a Norwegian, who 
had lived in America, came over to Denmark and gave 
several Temperance speeches in divers towns in Jutland. 
The interest was thereby awakened for the Temperance 
cause, and a society was also founded in Copenhagen. 
A few members of this society, amongst others the 
president.stood as charter members for the Lodge No. 1. 
The firet W.C.T., Ero. H. Selmer. M.D., and the first 
L.D., Bro, A. Thorscn, Director, were able and highly 
esteemed men, and both occupied a high place in 
society. Thepc two with a few others worked well and 
indefatigably for our noble Order, and though they 
met much opposition; they succeeded in founding the 
second Lodge, Jacob Molay, No. 2 in Veile, the 21at of 
May. 1880. The two Lodges kept working on, con- 
tending against much, in a year and a 
half before the third Lodge was instituted in Copen- 
hagen, October, ISSl, the president before mentioned 
being the one who took the lead in founding the third. 
The first two Lodges had very high fees and dues : the 
third Lodge fixed the rates much lower, about the same 
as they are in Norway and England, and the result 
was that members flocked in great numbers to this 
Lodge, Eo it was necessary iu April this year to 
institute two more Lodges in the same place. 

The Lodge in Veile had at the same time consider- 
ably increased, for people came from several towns 
in Jutland to this Lodge to get initiated. From 
Copenhagen as well as from Jutland, I had 
urgent appeals to come and visit them, and accordngly 
I left home on April 4, arrived in Uander,=», Jutland, 
the Gth, in the evening at ii oO, where 10 brethren were 
gathered to receive me. The same night thj, fourth 
Lodge, " Codfred St. Osner," was instituted, and 
the 10 charter members received the degrees. About 
;i o'clock in the morning we were done, when these 10 
brethren asked if I wished to see their new Lodge-hall, 
which was under erection. It astonished me to hear 
that they had a hall under erection before any Lodge 
was instituted iu the place, and was gratified to see a 
fine building with handsome Lodge-rooms in 2ud 
floor, let floor being set apart for library and refreph- 
ment rooms, lliese 10 brethren were only working 
men and by no means rich 'people, but they had the 
Good Templar cause at heart, and proved it by erecting 
such a fine building without receiving the least assist- 

The Gth. I reached Veile, where there was a special 
meeting called on account of my vi^it. Our dear 
brothers and sisters there also proved themselves earnest 
members and workers. They had a very tine hall and 
furniture ; the last cost them about £5."t. There was 
a large attendance, the Lodge-room beiogcrowded, and 
the meeting interesting, which lasted till 12 o'clock, 
there being second and third degree meetings after the 

The 7ih. In the evening I instituted Lodge 
Fremtids Sel (Fatnre Welfare), No. 5, in Holding. 
Here I was also gratified to learn that they had rented 
n [fine hall and had their furniture ready before my 
arri /al, the price of the last being over £30. The Charter 
nembeis, 1 1 brothers and one sister, had clearance cards 
from the Lodge in Veile and three brothers besides 
were initiated the same evening. One of this three 
was president of the Temperance society in Rolding 
and a very iotelligent man. In the meanwhile I had 
a letter from Aarhus, where they wished to see me and 
wanted a Lodge instituted if possible. Several brethren 
from Veile accomp inied me, but on arrival on the 8bh. 
at six o'clock, we found only seven candidates as- 
sembled in the Temperance room, where a meeting was 
held, and I explained for them the principles of our 
Order ; the f even candidates expressed themselves 
willing to take our obligation. There being Good 
Templars enough with me from Veile. amongst others 
the W.C.T., "W.V.T., we repaired to an hotel, where we 
hired a room, held a Lodge meeting, and initiated the 
seven candidates, wliich were for the time being 
added to the Veile Lodge. 

The same evening at U o'clock, I took the train and 
arrived in Copenhagen the next morning at 10 50. 
During my stay in Jutland two new Lodges were, as 
I before menti -ned. instituted iu Copenhagen, viz : 
Provesteren (The BeftStore)No. r>,and Morgeustjernen 
(Morning Star) No. 7. A special meeting was held 
at six o'clock in the evening, in Lodge No. 1 (Tempel- 
herren), and at eight o'clock a regular session in Lodge 
Redningsbaaden (Lifeboat) No. 3. Both meetings were 
interesting, and the room crowded. 

The next day, being Sunday (Easter Sunday), was a 
day of rest, of which I stood in great need, 
having travelled night and day all the 
week. Jfonday evening the firet Degree Temple 

was founded, and got the name of Denmark No. 1. 
Tuesday evening I visited one of the new Lodges, 
ProvestenenNo. ij, where there was a crowded room, 
visitors from other Lodges calling, and we had a very 
interesting evening. Wednesday evening I left Copen- 
hagen Dy steam, and arrived home in time to visit my 
own Lodue Tuesday evening. 

From this time the work has gone forward ; in May, 
Fremtids Haal (Hope of Future) No. S in 
June, Ten Brodre (Ten Brothers), No. 'J in Aarhns, and 
soonafterEnighed (Unity), No. 10 in Copenhagen, iu 
July, AdruelighedenaFremore (Promotion of Sobriety), 
No. 11 in Varde, and then Hugo of Pains, No. 12, in 
Frederica, were instituted. 

Now was the time come when they wished to have 
their own Grand Lodge, and after having received 
cDmmission, I proceeded to Copenhagen and 
instituted the Grand Lodge th^re on August 
2S. Now I quote from the ''Ifing," the organ 
for the Grand Lodge of Denmark : — 

"An important ft^p forward has now been taken. 
The Grand Lodge. I.O.G.T., of Denmark was founded 
Monday, of August 2^. Up to this time the C5n- 
nection with the R.W.G.L. of the World had to be 
maintained through Norway, bat now we are an inde- 
pendent link of the Order, in the chain ihab encircles 
the whole world. 

" Bro. T. Balle, from Porsgrnnd, who now is in- 
vested with the highest authority of ttie Order in 
Norway, and who up to this time has been the 
R.W.G.L. Dep. for Denmark, and who has been the 
principal agent for the iatroductionand the prospering 
of the Order iu Denmark, instituted the Grand Lodge, 

d was assisted by Bro. Reynolds, S.D., also from 

be much interested — a gooi sign, which 'shews that 
people also in Denmark begin to regard the movement 
with more concern and interest than formerly. 

Denmark having now got its own G. Lodge, a now 
impetus is surely given to the work, and I hop9 boou 
to hear that the net is spread throughout the kiogdom, 
and that every town will have its own Lodge. 



Representatives from th9 12 Lodges were present, 
and besides this 12 also l:j brothers and one sisfer, who 
all were qualified to receive the Grand Lodge Degree. 

" The Representatives having decided to elect a 
G.S J.T. and to admit him as well as the G.W.Ch. and 
G.W.M. in the executive the latter .will thus be 
composed of eight brethren, viz. : — 

G.W.C.T. Bro. H. Selmer, Copenhagen. 

G.W.Co. „ J. P. Jacobsen, 

G.SJ.T. „ 0. V. Berg. 

G.W.V.T. „ .T. C. H. Lett, 

G.W.S. ., J.J. Anderson, Aarhus. 

G.W.T. ,, N. Mauritzen, Veile. 

G.W.Ch. „ N. Lirsen, Copenhagen. 

G.W.M. „ Sommer, Frediicii. 
Furthermore were appointed 

G.W.A.S. Bro. N. P.Lind, Rolding. 

G.W.D.M. „ 0. Hansen, Varde. 

G.W.G. „ Wilh. Steinfatt. Rolding. 

G.W.Sent. „ P. Jensen, Esbjerg. 

G.W.SIess. „ A. L. Berg, Veile, 
B,nd,2)}'o. (cm., 

P.G.W.C.T. ,, A. Jensen, Copenhagen. 
■■ The above mentioned officers were then installed 
by Bro. Balle, assisted by Bro. Reynolds. 

"The G.W.C.T. expressed the thanks of the newly 
instituted G.L., first to the R.W.G.L. for the trust and 
confidence placed in them in granting them the G.L. 
Charter — a trust which the brethren would try man- 
fully to make themselves worthy of, and next to Bro. 
Balle for his long and indefatigable activity in work- 
ing for the Order in this country, and also to Bro. 
Reynolds for hia good help and presence on this 
occasion. Finally he pointed to the large progress 
the Order here have made towards our aims : first 
to fight against the drink traffic, but then, and through 
this ourselves to practise and get others to practise 
the love of mankind, which is the sacred duty 
of every good society. This could only be reached 
through uoity. but in the rules and bye-laws of our 
Order we have the best means to preserve this. Firmly 
to kopp theee, ar.d to adjust them to suit our psculiar 
or local circumstances shall be the task of the Grand 
Lodge." The nest regular G.L. session was decided 
to be kept in Aarhus. third Tuesday in August, while 
a special session should be kept iu Veile, second Tues- 
day iu October this year, principally to adopt bye-laws 
for Denmark. 

Before and during the G.L. session, which closed the 
29th of August, arrived a great many telegrams asd 
letters of congratulation from England, Norway, 
Sweden, and Denmark. From Bro. Malins, R.W.G T. 
(printed in full), a piece of poesie written for the 
occasion from Bro. Hansen, G. W. Co. of Nor- 
way, another appropriate song from John Dane, L D., 
of Jacob Molay, Chcistiania. Congratulations from 
Tt'rste Norske Lodge. No. 1, and likewise from 
R.W.G. Sec, Bro. Turubull, besides many others, in 
all about 40. 

Bro. Reynolds was laying with his ship in Ham- 
burg ; I telegraphed to him to come and assi.'jt me, 
and accordiugly he met me in Veile. where he on 
arrival gave a lecture in a hall in Brandte Hotel, 
which was let us gratis by the proprietor, though not 
n Temperance man. The hall, though large, was 
crowded, and the assembly listened with interest to 
his successful speech. 

Monday evening, after the institution of the Grand 
Lodge. Bro. Reynolds spoke again in the Thuns Hall, 
in Copenhagen, which the brethren had rented for the 
occasion, for a crowded assembly, who also seemed to 


The Grand Lodge was opened at 12.1.' on Tuesday, 
September 2;i, by Dr. B. Colleuette, G.W.C.T. Twelve 
Lodges were represented, aud a good sprinkling oC 
Grand L^dge members present. During the session 
45 candidates for the Grand Lodge Degree were 
duly initiated. The G.W.C.T., in his report 
briefly referred to the events of the year, 
especially in connection with the work within the 
jurisdiotion. The G.W. Sec. gave the year's statistica, 
and a balance sheet and estimate for the coming year's 
expenses, the numerical strength being considerably 
lees than last report. The G.W.T. reported a balance 
of nearly :C 12 in the Bank. Bro. D. Y. Scott, G.W.C.. 
and acting G.W.C.T. of England^ was received with, 
honours, attending as a deputation from his Grand 
Loige. A telegram was sent during the sitting to 
Bro. MaliQS,R.W.G.T, expressing the deep sympathy 
of the Lodge with him iu his sickness, accompiuied 
with the earnest prayer for bis speedy recovery. After 
the motions on the digest had been considered th« 
lection of officers took place v.ith the following 
results : — 

G.W.C.T., Bro. Rev. H. M. C. Price, M.A, 

G.W.Co,, Bro. H. W. Brunker. 

G.S.J.T., Bro. L. J. Fawcett. 

G W.V.T., Sister BL L. Shaw. 

G.W.Sec, Bro, James Henry. 

G.AV.T., Bro. Hercules Hurrell. 

G.W.Ch., Bro. Rev. H. D. Sealy-Vidal. 

G.W.M., Bro. Eli Stuart. 
Representatives to R.W.G. Lodge Annual Session ;— 

Regular : Bro. the Rev. H. M. C. Price. M.A. 

Alternate ; Bro. H. W, Brunker. 
During the election of officers, a very touching 
episode took pUce. A recess was given, and 
about 100 Juvenile Templars, headed by the D.S.J.T.. 
Bro. David Marquis, were admitted, singing as they 
tered one of their odes. The D.S.J.T. having de- 
lived an address, three of the youngest presented a 
handsome bouquet of flowers to each of the three chief 
officers of the Grand Lodge. After singing several 
Temperance melodies, the young Templars retired. 
Bro. D. Y. Scott, at the evening sitting, introduced, 
ider the head of the Good of the Order, in a vigoroua 
and telling speech, a debate on "How to atop the 
leakage," referring to loss of members which we hive 
had in previous years, and how to increase the member* 
ship, pointing out very ably the way in which the 
Order was suffering. 

On Wednesday the Reception Committee invited the 
officers and Representatives and several local Cfle- 
brities to breakfast, which was very well put on the 
table, the Rev. H. M. C. Price, G.W.C.T. elect, occupy- 
ing the chair. Papers were read before the company 
dispersed by Bro. Dr. Taylor on the Medical, 
Bro. Rev. Home, on the Religious, and Bro. W. 
Fitch on the Political Aspect of the Temfer- 
ance Reformation, and addresses were given by 
Rev. Thomas Le Weven, rector of .St. Marfcin'a, 
Colonel M.arett, R A., Philip J. de Carteret, Esq., Bros. 
Brunker, Sealy, VidaL&c. 

In the afternoon the installation of the officers wa<i 
performed by Bro. D. Y. Scott, assisted by Bro. K. 
Sillence (South Hants), and Sister OlUvier (Guernsey) 
aa lostillinir Marshals. 

The business of the session having b?en completed, 
the Grand Lodge was closed at four p.m. The next, 
annual session is to be held at Guernsey. 

In the evening the Princj of Wales's Room was 
densely packed for the public meeting. On the p'ai- 
fnrm iu regalia wore the chairman. Dr. B. Colleuette, 
P.G.W.C.T.. and the Grand Lodge officers. Addressee* 
were given by the Chairman. Bro?. D. Y. Scott, Brun- 
ker, Rev. Hargreaves, De Carteret. Col. Marett, ind 
others, the speech of the evening being undoubtedly 
that by the acting G.W.C.T. of England, and whicH 
we feel assured will be productive of much good to 
the Order. Altogether thissession of the Grand Lodge 
has proved a erreat success, and notwithstanding ihi 
reported deciease, it is apparent that there is a grand 
revival going on here. 

Recjalt.v Found. — The loser of a narcel of 
regalia at Penge railway station on the Crystal Pal icn 
F(Jte day, may have it by communicating adesciip- 
tion of them to Mr. Uffin, AlHlow.villa=, Victoria-strcec, 
New Brompton, and on paying the cost of carriage. 

Bro. Rkw J. H. Kiddette, London Congregational 
Minister, is now open to conduct Gospel Temperance 
Missions in the Provinces. — Address, Corban House, 
Hounslow, W.— [Advt.] 

Bro; Rosbottom is now open for engagements. 

Ashton-road, Ed^-e-green, Golborne, Lancashire.— [-4(/p*, 


OCTOBEE 2, 1888. 

I 01 TLOl IIi\ — \ C(iK7 , I IKIN 
The fiuanciul paiojiaph in the G.W. areaaiinr's 
rcpovt should have read thns in last week's Watcii- 
woBD :— " This shewed balance cash iq hand at last 
report waa 1111. ;ildol. The receipts during- the year 
amount to 3'.)1.27dol., and the (xpontes 2.)2.3Idol 
leaving a cash balance ia hand on March 21 of 
2my0dol.,andfuppli-s to the value of SO.OOdol, (about 
five dnllais go to ihe t)." The figures after the dots 
beinif cents or decimal paits of a dollar. The salary 
ci G h. Lcc urer wua slattd as KS (including grant of 
English Committee), hut it was mofO than ihi?, a part 
being paid direct during the year. The total was 
probably £1(J. 

By Bbo. George H, Fea. 

This is called the Cily of Churches, there being WW 
places of worchip of fill denominations in it. There is 
a popula'ion of MO.noO, made up of almost all nation- 
alities. It you divide the papulation by the number 
of places of worship you have 1..^00 persons for each 
place of worship, Therd are rj^SOO diioking saioons, 
one to each luj of the population. Many of the churches 
close up for two months during the summer, the 
saloons, I need hardly say, ketp open all the year 
round, almost day and night. There is a Sund.y 
Closing law on the st itute book, but it does not operats 
against either drink seller or buyei-. They are all 
open, and doing agreiter business on Ihe .Sunday than 
upon any other day of the week. We took upon u». one 
Sunday in August, to visit a " very respeacable " por- 
tion of the city in the very centre of it, Web'gsnour 
inspection about 11 in the forenoon wtiile service 
was being held in some 10 or 12 places 
of worship. We found 237 saloons, and, with 
one excfption, all were open, and evidently 
doing a brisk husinefs. In 133 of these 
places we could distinctly hear the pool balls being 
knocked .about just as on any olherday or night of the 
week. In two or three cases we found policemen 
standing ne»r the doors takhij no no'.ice of customers 
going in and coming out. We askeJ it this was not a 
violation of the law, and their answer was, " We can- 
not do anything in it, sir." The huthoiities have been 
trying to stop the baibers from shaving o.t the Sm- 
day. They are nLw making a raid upon a few gamb- 
ling houses, trying to suppress them, just as u<ual. 
straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. There 
were -ll.nOU convictions for crimes committed 
in the city during the year IS.SO ; 3i>.000 ot 
the crimes were directly and indirectly traceable to 
drink and drinking. There is not any evidence of 
any of the remaining .'i.OOO having been ciused by 
gambling h.-uses or barbers' shops, y^t municipal 
wisdom is dis'dayed in trying to suppress the latter, 
and to leave th^ scourges of crime, poverty, disease, and 
immorality to carry on their work of destruction 
without any interference. There are a few Temperance 
sooitties holding weekly weekings on a small scale ; 
there are some Good Templar Lodges belonging to the 
American U.W.G.L.: there are two coloured meu in one 
of these Lodges, but no effort had been made to get 
the coloured population of the city iotcrestel in the 
Temperance cause until about a year ago, whenaMr. 
and Mrs. Morrell, members of our Order in Bradford, 
arrived in the i lace, and began in earnest to enlist 
the sympathies and co-operation of coloured people in 
the iormation of a Lodge. They succ eded in their 
object, and have now two Lodges in fair working con- 
dition, and two others are to be opened soon. We 
have had several good meetiogj among the coloured 
peopl", but two thinas seem to operate against tlieir 
joining ns at once. First.the kind of ill-treatra.nt they 
have been subject to in the past at the hands of 
the whites. Second, many of them had teen 
led to believe that theyrnly had to give in their 
names and abstain from diink in order to bo Good 
Templars at once and for ever, nolhing to pay, and 
nothing to do tor the support ancl spread of the cause, 
and it is somewhat difficult to get them instructei in 
these things. However, by patience and perseverance 
it is hoped the difficulties will be removed, and the 
work prosper among these p'ople. I am thoroughly con- 
vinced that if our Bro. and Sister Jlorrell were removed 
from the city, or were to cease their efforts 0!i behalf 
of our cause there, the Lodges now working nould I 
cease, and further progress among the coloured people 
in connection with our Order would not be made, as. 
BO far .as IcDUld make out after a few weeks' stay in 
and about the city, there is not another jierson eitlier 
able or willing to make thesaciificesneeded to keep up 
the interests of <nr Order. I do trust that onr brethren 
and sisters at home will prayorfnlly remember this 
worthy sister and brother, .md do w hat mny be needed 
to strengthen the hands and encourage the hearts I 
oL-each as are willing to give up the society of 

couotrymen and women (many of whom are here; 
rather than give up the work of trying to uplift a 
(town-trodden, despised, and ili-usf d people. 

Th. re is just now an effort to be made throughout 
Pennsylvania to secure a constitutional amendment to 
the licence law. similar to that just adopted in Iowa. 
I fear, however, that if it thoold be passed and placed 
n pon the Statute-book, it can be of very little practicxt 
us=, unless it bo better enforce! than the Sunday 
Closing law of Philadelphia. 


liY C. l: ItUSSELL. 

What it my neighbour lies abed. 

Lentil the morning is halt spent : 
While wife and I have worked instead. 

And earned enough to pay the rent j 
lie slee.-'S and has no rent to pay, 
We toil and sing the live long day. 
What if my neighbour drives a pair 

Of blcoded horses .-leek and fleet ; 
We enough to piy our fare, 

And take the horse-car down the street ; 
He makes a picture on the way. 
We look and have no charge to pay. 
What if my neighbour goes to church 

And proudly sits where all can see. 
While we are 1< ft quite in the lurch, 

And in a corner ben 1 the knee ; 
Ot piety this is no test, 
The poor in spirit are the blest 
I know my neighbour rich has grown, 

But cannot ece his heart within ; 
I only need to scan my o'.vn 

And ker p it free from envious sin ; 
To Bimin whom there's naught objcure, 
All men alike are weak and poor. 

Additional sums received with sincere thanks : — 

a. d. 

.=!ir W. C. T. Lndge, Blyth 5 

Collected by Miss E. Tremain, and sent per Busy 

Bees Lot-ge, Kent .t G 

Received by Sister Mrs. Hooke, at Mold Session of 
G.L. ot Walci (Euglish) :— 

Bro. W. A. .Juhnstone, P.G.W.C.T., Swansea ...10 
Anonym.ius ...... .'i 

Bio. T..IonesG.W.Chap. (Swansea) '.'.'. ..'20 

Sister IVIrs, Baker 2 G 

Bro. D. T. Jones (Carditt '26 

Bro. Rogers (CarJiS) 2 6 

Bro. Uavid Lewis (Perrybont) ' 2 

£1 7 

U 4 


er Sister Kenw^ard : — 
Sister Chambers, of Hope of Kilburn Lod-e 
President Garfield Lodge, 5j. ; Bro. Clark, of 

OA-rHEBiNE laPET, Hon. Sec, 

Street., Somerset, 


HAKTLEi'Oor^. — At the adjourned sessions held on 
the lU.h ult., an application was made to the Bench 
to transfer the licence of a house situate in the neigh- 
bo'irhood of the old r.ailway station and now closed, 
to the famous Black Horse, which lost its licence two 
years ago. 

The maeistrates on the Bench wote the Mayor 
(Alderman John Ilorsley), Alderman G. Horsley, C 
Niol.en. R. O. Black, Alderman T. White, J. Eiwlings. 
and B. R. Huntley. Mr. Uigsnn Simpson, solici'or, 
instructed by Bro. Cnuucillor W. ods G.W.Sec, on be- 
half of the Good Templars, opposed the application, 
and regretted that year after year his clients should 
be called upon to appear to oppose what had been 
matiifested over and over again was conli-ary to the 
wishes ft a very largo majoiily ot the inhabitants. 
The Postmaster-General also opposed, by solicitor, on 
the ground that the Black Horse would be anuisance 
to the public who would have to go to the Post Cilice 
to transact business. The .ipplicatiou was refused, but 
I nly, we understand, by four to three.and in the order 
named above. 

SuxdayClosino— The Corporation of .Sunderland 
hive voted by a majority of .t.) to 2, to seek Parlia- 
mentary powers next Session for enabling them to 
closa all licensed houses within the borough or. 
Sundays. Will not this example be followed .' 

Cricket.— On September 23, Ihe John Hopkins C.C. 
played a friendly match with the Christ Church C.C. 
on Clapham Common. Time would only permit one | 
innings a side, wheu th^ foruier were victorious, getting I 
122 luns against 33 for their opponents, the John 
Hopkins captain carrying his bat out tor 62. 

'Jll-l-tliAlil-.— Jlr. J. DiUou (U.R ) has int 
to his constituents that on the ground of continued 
ill-health he is compelled to resign his seat. The hon. 
member does not appear to have voted in any of the 
divisions on Local Option, but from our record of 
his opinions at the general election, he was classed as 
against, ^ 


Chesterfield.— The Order in Chesterfield has 
received a great impetus from a course of lectures 
delivered by Bro. 61aisy.T, of Y.jrk, G.W. Treasurer, 
each meeting being crowded to excess, and IG pledgees 
ta'ien as an immediate result, and many new members 
for the Loilges, The first was delivered at the Templar 
Hall, October 18, entitled '-Yeast." The chair was 
taken by Councillor Woodhcad. The subject of the 
growth of this peculiar fungus plant was 
thoroughly handled by Bro. Glaisycr, and 
much interest was evinced. The second lectare 
was delivered in the Durrant Lodge-rcom, Whceldon 
lane, subject, "A Terrible Mistake.' In the ab- 
sence of Bro. Ellis, P.D.C.T., Bro. E. W. Bundy, D.CT., 
took the chair. The diagrams and illustrations used 
by the lecturer were most effective, and the terrible 
miit ike of the moderate drinker was fully and nn- 
raistakably proved — the wicked perversion ot God's 
grain intended for food ioto a poisonous drink 
was explained. The drink delusion has never 
before been so perfectly and thoroughly exposed, 
and its terrible results explained. On Wednesday the 
closing lecture of the series was given in the Work 
and Win Lodge-room, Baptist School, on " The Bible 
an Abstinence Book. ' Mr, H. P. Taylor took thecbarr, 
in the unavoidable absence of Dr. Carnegie. M.A. This 
subjcLit was dealt with in a most effective manner, 
shewing the Bible alwa.ys condemned drink, com- 
mended abstinenc ■, and in CO way sanctions the u-o 
ot intoxicating drinks. The meef ngs were very suc- 
cessful, and have made a great impression in the town : 
in fact, have proved quit-s an in ^ugurating series of 
meetings for the winter campaigo, 

Wimbledon. — On Wednesday, Sep'eniber 20, at the 
Drill Hall, an excellent progrimnieof vocal and instru- 
mental mu;ic was rendereet, under the auspices of the 
Palmerston Lodge, The hall, which is capable of 
seating 1.200 people, was cro-.vded. Bro. F. W. 
Dimbleby, D.C.T., presided, and between the first and 
mdp.aits.CrJ. F. N. llubb.rd, W,D.Co., gave a short 
address, in which he ailvise.l parents to send their 
children to the Juvenile Temple, by which many 
dvantages would be gained, and families 
more closely bound together. As a novelty, 
t may be mentioned th.^t as the visitors 
presented their tickets at the door each was given a 
mall bouciuet. To mention ail those who took pirt 
vould occupy more space than is available, and to refer 
;o a few would be invidious; siiffice it to say, therefore, 
that all did exceedingly well. The P.almerston Lodge 

bat small, and the members, therefore, are entitled 
to great praise for their exertions, and are, no doubt, 
amply repaid by the success of the entertainment. 


At the Social Science Congress at Nottingham last 
eek. Sir John Pope Hennessy, late governor of Hong 
KoDg, pre idont ot th? Repression of Crims S-dO!ioD, 
tatid in bis opening adlressthat the gre iter part of 
ha crimes committed ia this country arose from 
[runkennoss. Ho went on to deal with our opium 
traflic, fostered in India, and absolutely forced upon 
by the British Government. lo both countries 
much crime and immorality, extremely dilBcult of 
repression, resulted from its consumption, but especi- 
ally in China, where Ihe great ground of comulaint 
made to him by leading Chinese fctategmen against 
the traffic was the amount of vice and 
caused by opium smoking. It was 
nough, continued Sir John, to have 
to deal with it in our own colonies, but the responsibi- 
lity of creating and spreading such crime in a nation 
f o,(tOO,000,000, against the earneslly expressed wishes 
of the Empress Regent, and her Ministers, and the 
;hes of the whole literate of China, was a respoasi- 
bilit.y that he trusted England might soon bj able to 
shake oft. 

In the ''Economics " Departmentof the Congress, a 
]r.per having been read on the Liquor Trafiic, followed 
by a debate, it was resolved '■ That it is desirable to 
transfer the licensing power from the magistrates, in 
whom it is now vested, to licensing boards elected by 
Ihe ratepayers," 

October 2, 1882, 


^nS^>- ^^^0" 

The X£\v Seal of the I.O G.T. Mission. 


At » meeting of the General Comraittee in Bristol, I 
September 15. it wai resolved that any district contri- 
buting a stall to the Bazaar may, if willing, have ' 
back the un 'old goods from such stall for locil and | 
immediate sale on behalf of the N-^gro Mission. ! 

The date fixed for the Bazxar is the first week in | 
December. j 

An amended list of receivers will be given shortly. 
Cath. Impey, Hon. Sec. 

(A letter from Sister Impey, kc.) 
D-'ar Brothers and Sisters, — I want to ask your 
sjKcitd attention to-day. 

1. Plp.aae notice th-it we have a new m'psionary. 

2. Pleaae notice that his name ia William P. 

3. Please note that although Bro. Hastings is a 
"new missionary," he is nnt a new Good Templar. In 
fact, he ifl quite a veteran, h'lving joined the Order in 
the State of Iowa more than 25 years ago. 

4. Please note that Bro. Hastings both ./m//^*/ the 
Order and /.-/'/ in it, and when. ]2 years ago, he 
was sent by the New England Qnakers to preside 
over the college which they had founded in Tennessee 
for training coloured teachTJ, Bro. Haatinga took 
Good Templary with him to Maryville. 

5. Please note, too. that ns President of the Colb^ge 
and as W.C.T. of his Maryville Lodge (of white 
people) he began to press for the admission of coloured 
members to the Lolgc. N< t succeediDg in this, how- 
ever, he and hiawife and a few coloured people applied 
for a charter to form a new Lo'^ga. Failiug in this 
(for the G.L, of Tennessee would not permit them to 
orgDuiso such ft Lodge in the State) they at last got a 
charter from the Uoited Order of True Reformers and 
joined the Kitchen Order, and were working heartily 
'in it until Bro. Hastings heard of the R.W.G.L. of the 
World. Then, without he^iialioo and with ihe unani- 
mous consent of *he Fountain (they call Lodges 
'■ Fonntains " in the U.O.T.R.), they came under 
the Btandard of Equal Rights Good Templary, and be- 
came Gladstone Lodge No. 1, of Tennessee. 

0. A Juvenile Temple was soon added by Sister 
Hastings, jun., and oth'r Lodges organised in the 
neighbourhood. Dr. Wella Brown, too, organised 
several Lodges on the other side of the range of 
mountains which divides the Maryville district from 
Tenneosee proper. A small Grand Lodgre was got to- 
gether, and last year Bro. William P. Hastings was 
electea G.W.S., and Sister Hastings G.S.J.T. 

7. ThefoUoiving quotations from his letters shew 
Bro. Hastings' appreciation of our Order, especially in 
regard to its usefulness among what he calls "this 
poor and oppressed people " : — 

" We have an excellent Lodge of Good Templars meet- 
ing weekly in our Institute buildings. There are 
but two white persons belonging to it— my wife and 
myself. I have been Deputy the whole time (th^ee 
years), and have served as W.Sec. three quarters. My 
wife and I have kept account of all the finances, and 
made out all reports of officers since the Lodge was 
organised. It will t:ike another generation to train 
the average negro to manage business as well as it 
should be manas-ed. Now, I do not say this to dis- 
courage our dear English friends. On the contrary, I 
desire that you may be ?.timulated to still greater 
efforts on their behalf. 1 hrlim- thnt ihv- Gi»vl Templar 
organisation i.'ionco/, if not the i-ei-i/ hrst, mreni'i i<f 
teaehing thrw lum- to tru/istn-t puhli'' business proprrlij. 
Ostracised as they are from ihe educating influences 
of social equality, it is not to be wondered at that their 
progress should be very slow compared with those who 
are (equally) low in the scale of civilisation, but of (he 
same race a? their superiors. Of course, mixed Lodges, 
mixed schools, aye, and mixed churches, would be of 
incalcntable benefit to the neg:ro. As an entering 
wedge to such a reform I know of nothing better than 
these Lodges." 

On learning, a few months aeo, that Bro. Hastings 
would be willing to entirely devote himsel' to our 
mission w^rk for a year (provided we desirod it and 
the friends of New England could liberate b'm from 
the institute), the N.M. Committee lost nc time in 
securing this earnest.experienced brother as their mis- 
sionary. Bro. Wellman. who, as you remembei had to 
resign the work on accountof long continuer illness, 
wrote that he was '* surprised and delighted '' to hear 
of Professor Hastings engaging thus in our vnrk, and 
all who love onr Order and know the sterling whole- 
hcartedness, the energy and abiUty of Bro. Fastings, 
mast rejoice to hear of his decision to give h'S undi- 
vided eeEvicea to the Order. 

Bro. Hastings' Fiest Report 
hasiast reached us. dated Bristol. Tennessee, Septem- 
ber?. 18S2. 

" Catherine Impey, Street. Somerset. 

'■ My Deir Sister, — I had written thee some time ago, 
bu*; think best to write frequently without waiting for 

" I went to the Friends' yearly m'eting, of which I 
am a member. 

" It wa^ held, a' usual, at New Garden, near Greens- 
boro', North Carolina. I addressed an intelligent con- 
gregation of coloured people in their larga and ele- 
gantly-furnished church building at Greensboro". This 
wa^ a Methodist church. I learned that the other 
denominations of coloured people were equally for- 
tunate in having good church buildings. They trea'.ed 
me very politely, and seemed much interested in the 
kcture. After returning from yearly meeting I gave 
four lectures last week, one at Concord (Tennessee), 
where I have a good prospect of organising a Lodije ; 
one atSIuddy Creek, where I also have some prospect 
of organising ; one at Fiiendsville— not largely 
attended on account of a death in the neighbourhood; 
and one at Louisville, where I had a very large 
attendance, and the people eeemed powerfully im- 
pressd. They weie in the midst of their Methodist 
quarterly meeting, however, and on that account the 
occasion was not favourable to organising. 

" Shall go over this same part of the field again 
shortly when I expect to organise some Lodges. I had 
the attendance of a number of whites at each place. 
They were very friendly to the work. 

*T do not intend to leave any loose work if I cin avoid 
it. I would much rather have them go intoorganisation 
deliberately than to be rushed into it. That has been 
our misfortune in Tennessee heretofore. Our dear 
brothers and sisters on your side the Atlantic must 
bo patient. I feel that right is on our side, and 
that "Truth is mighty and will jirevail." I arrived 
at home in time for our 11 o'clock Friends' meeting on 
last) Sabbath, and attended our coloured friends' 
Sabbath-school and meeting, of which I am a member, 
as also are my family memb?r.^, and stayed at home all 
night, and started the next morning for a campaign 
through the valley of fpper East Tennessee. 

" I arrived at Jonesboro' about 10 o'clock p.m. 1 
thought best to consult Bro. Y. Warner (Principal of 
Warner Institute), as he has travelled much in East 
Tennessee, as well as other parts of the South. I did 
this that I might lay out the work to better ad- 

•■ We hnve a flourishing Lodge at Jonesboro', which I 
instituted November, 1881. I found that they had a 
camp meeting going on, and so early third day{.Tuei- 
daj) morning, I went out to the c^mp ground, about 
three miles away, and premhei aTemperance sermon. 
They seemed to understand me well, and to listen 
approvingly. Several white people were present, and 
one lady invited the preacher in charj^e of the meeting 
and myself, toher home for dinner. This lady, Mrs. S— , 
was the wife of a man of considerable property .and both 
man and wife are very fciendly to the work among 
the colourel people. We all sat down to the table 
together — I mean the lady, and the coloured preacher, 
and myself. Now. this was nothing new to nie, so far 
as I was concerned, but it is not common for a Ten- 
nessee lady to do as this good Christian lady did. 

'•After mapping o\it and advertising my work I 
came to this little city, one half of which is in the 
State of Virginia. Indeed my meeting is appointsd in 
a church on the Virginia side. 

"In Faitb, Hope and Charity, 

'• I remain your Brother. 
(Signed) ''William P. Hastings, G.W.S." 

Only two days later. Bro. Hastings wrote again from 
Carter's Depot, Tennes'seo. having meanwhile received 
a letter from the N. M. Committee. After reporting 
the general state of the living Lodges in Tennessee, 
he adds : — '"The remainder have mad^^ no quarterly re- 
ports, althoogh I have written to the Deputies, tent to 
the P.W. re golarly, and have endeavoured to stir them 
up by letter. Such as answered my communicatioos 
gave the one story that their Lodges had long ago 
ceased to meet. Some of them state that they had 
never met but once or twice since Bro. W. W. Brown, 
of Boston, organised them. Bro. Brown did what he 
could, I have no doubt, in the short time which he had 
to work, but it was rushed through in such ha-te as to 
last but a jhort time. I most go to work now and 
organise and re-organise Lodges until I get a sufficient 
number to properly constitute a G.L., and then call a 
session of the fame, and then try to move eolidly and 
steadily onward. ... I do hope to seethe cause 
so prosper that I may have the pleasure of visiting a 
prosperous Lodge in most of the places where I deliver 
public lectures. . . . It takes an immense fund of 
patience to contend with ignorance, influenced as it 
is by the bad exaroplo and bad teaching of the 
whites, upon whom the coloured people al- 
most entirtly d?pend for sustenance. It takes 
more than patience— it takes charity, that 
chiefcsb of ths Christian graces, with all that 
charity mer^ns in its fullest sense, including the 
exercise of those active qualities of this virtue— gentle- 
ness and forbearance. There must be a sufficient 
amount of zeal — aye, real i nthv^iasm — combmed with 
these Christiau virtues, to stir up the people. I mus 

say. too. that my experience so far is very encouragiogr 
although I have not yet organised a single Lodge. 

'■ I have been cordially invited, and even pressed, to 
'come again ' by the leading coloured people in everr 
place where I have lectured so far. ... I should 
be glad indeed to meet them and the r^at of the com- 
mittee and the other Christian philanthropists in 
England who have given so liberally of their time and 
meins ta onr noble cause, and trust that some of ua 
may meet some time. Bro. H. H. Hammond Is our 
G.L. Rep. to Halifax, and I have the honour to be his 
alternate. I hooe to be able to attend. 

"Frafemally thine. 
(Signed) " William p' Hastings.' 

X.B.— Neither of the above letters were intended 
for publication. We trust our brother will forgive 
the liberty we have taken in thus giving them so 
wide a reading among his brothers and sisters in 
Great Britain, kc. 

Street, September 25, 18S2. C. Impey. 

Virginia.— Bro, Walters. Wilson. G.W.S. G.L , of 
Virginia, writes fromBerkly, Norfolk Co., Virginia, 
to Bro. James J. Woof s, G.W.S.—" I am in 
receipt of a copy of your Grand Lodge proceedings. 
The information derived about governing your juiis- 
diction is very delightful. Glad at all times to hear 
of progress in Eogland, and that the fraternity there 
has an interest in us, the coloured Good Templars in 
the South. May God crown our every effort with 
universal success! The Orier in Virginia isn't as I 
would have it be. but under the existing circumstances 
I can report progress. Since our late annual session 
there have been two adult and two juvenile Lijdges 
organised. We expect to meet again in Ootober next. 
If you can, pieise fend me some of your Temperance 
papers. Ask other memb5r3 to write. We have a host of 
enemies here to fiirht in battling against King Alcohol, 
but we intend to keep our colours at the mast-head, God 
being our helper. I am also in receipt of a journal of 
the Grand Lodge of Scotland, which is also encourag- 
ing." ^ 


Hiding the Light.— Bro. Francis has don^i well 
to draw the attention of our members to thedilliculty 
a stranger has in Hndin7 where and when our Ljdgea 
meet. I have travelled in many parts of England, 
Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, and Aastr.iJia. and can 
assure Bro. Francis that Margate is not the only spot 
on earth where ic in almost impos^ible to find our fra- 
ternal home. This U an important matter 
and should at once be looked after. All Good Templars 
read, or ought to read, the WATi'iiwoKn, and if the 
different Lndg^s would only take thn trouble to adver- 
tise in the Visitors' Guide, ib would be a great boon to 
travelling members, and will repay the small expense. 
The most complete Lodge Guide I have everseen is pab- 
Hshtd monthly in the iS'cw South Walt-a Good Templav, 
it contains the name of every Lodge in New South 
Wales, also lime and place of meeting. In Newcastle- 
on-Tyne a list of the Lodges is published in the J^y.if- 
siilo Echo, an evening newspaper. I would suggest that 
in large towns the leading stationers be supplied 
with the information. In a small place would it not 
be well if the agent at the railway station, and the 
postmaster [were in a position to give the required 
intelligence to strangers .' We want more energy and 
self-denial in our Order. Hiding tho light has been 
far too prevalent in the pa-^t. Let us display it in 
the future.— W. J, Frater, V.D. G.W.C.T. Gosforth, 

Violations. — Much discontent is felt amcmg many 
members of this Lodge with reference to the new bye- 
law issued by the Grand Lodge which etites, "That 
any member who is ordered to use stimulants during 
ill health shall furnish the Lodge to which they belong 
a medic-il certificate to the effect that such is neces- 
sary." Such a law issued by the Grand Lodge is considered 
by some harsh and absurd, and if carried into effect 
would resnlt inlosinginany of its members. Ib was also 
stated that no medical man would give a certificate 
without a payment of 2s. (Id., which sum members 
would immediately refuse to pay, '■ just to satisfy a 
Lodge," or its members. Blany members think when 
they are ordered these stimular^t^ during their ill- 
health they have as perfect a ri^hb to come to the 
Lodge as any other member who has not. and would 
not US3 6uch stuff : and if a charge of violation 
should be handed in to the W.C.T., or any 
remark passed on the subject to the efl!ect that 
the laws of our Grand Lodge must for the welfare of 
our Order be maintained, we are told such laws are not 
necessary, and we can do without them. Such replies 
as these are not pleasant, especially when we have 
new members just joined, and they receive a constitu- 
tion which is supposed to be our laws, and which we 
are to obey. The following is a copy of a resolution just 
passed at our Lodge, to be forwarded to the next Mid 
Kent District Lodge for consideration :—'" That this 
Lodge is of opinion the Grand Lodge should supply 
forms as medical certificates for the use of members 
daring their iil health, with spaces left therein, to be 
filled in by the medical man under whose treatment a 
member may be who is ordered stimulants ; and the 
D.L. U ri quested to urge upon the Grand Lodge to 
supply such forms."— Henry U. Willimont, W.Sec, 
Harvest Home Lodge, Graveeend. 


October 2, 1882. 

uperance and the Gospel.. 

. W. I. Keay, District Deputy of Trinidad, 

The Salvation Army and Insanity 62ii 

Nield, P.G.A.S., 

What we Hear 
Presentation to Sister J 

Birmingham „„, 

Temperance and Templary in Switzerland 627 

Blue Ribbon Army 628 

Poetry— A Wife's Blaat against Tobacco 628 

Items of Interest 628 

The Order in Denmark 629 

Grand Lodge of the Channel Islands 629 

Notes from Afar 630 

Poetry— My Neighbour 030 

Negro Mission Fund C30 

Brewster Sessions 630 

Political . "" 630 

Public Work of the Order ...'.'.'.'..'.'...' ..!.'..'..' 630 

The Late Governor of Hong Kong on the Opium 

Traffic 630 

Aewsfrom the South 631 

Letters to the Editor 031 

Pusliin? "The Trade" 032 

Cigarette Smoking 633 

Our Brethren in Sweden ......,...'...... 633 

Poisoned ! A Sketch from Life 



8 of the Lodgi 

The Wheeler Testimonial Fund ....'.'"."!"'".'"!!"!"'" 935 


ATtnouncements of Forthcoming Events are frequently sent 

as News. Wo can only pubUi^k such anntntncements aft adver- 
lUementa. We olJcr, however, Special PuDUcltv at very 
Cbeap Rate», chariini- only 6d. for the first 24 words, and 
3d. for ererr additional six Words. 


Aimlversarles, Annual or Public Meetings, Lectures, 

Bazaars, ic. are placed in this the most prominent positioQ in 
the paper, and are charged by space at the following rates : — 

For ('One insertion 

One Inch 3 Two insertions at 

of 1 Three „ „ 

Space. vFour and beyond 

Inclnding a reference to the Event 
Kvents" column. 

at the 

October 3.— Caledonian Congregational Churcli, Cale- 
donian-road, Min^ton. Bro, Josejili Clipaliivt^ will give bis 
unriTallcd Anecdotal Lectiuc with silver bells, liiiry bells, ^c 

October 16.— Friend Lodge, York, meets Montbly at 

the Friends' Meeting House, York. Next Meeting on Monday. 




Firet twenty-four Words 6d. 

Every six Words additional 3d, 

Name and Address counting part of the Advertisement 

PRINTERS.— Situiition wanted by ayou 
21 (abstainer), as Compcsito 
E.E., 46, Goodii 

;-road, North-road, N. 

Alir ANTED, by a Good Templar, ago 10, 

V T situation as Groom under a coachman or sing! 
handed.— r. W.^IlKDP, Skipsea, Lowthorpe, Hull. 

WORK Wanted by an I.O.G.T., as Painter, 
Paperhanger, and House Decorator, &c.— W.B., 
1, Warrington-gardens, Westbourne Park. 

ASDCCESSFDL Commercial Travfiller in the 
Lithographic, General Printing, and Paper Trade, 
wants a partner with about £400 to commence business. 
A perfectly safe and profitable investment. — Address, 
Good Tkmplah, .">0, High-street, Birmingham. 

A LADY most respectably connected, is anxious 
to obtain a situation in a Christian and Temperance 
family, where, for a small ealary, she would give her 
services in any capacity (not menial) ; could keep a 
tradesman's books.— Address, E.. 809, Sell's Advertising 
Offices, Bolt-court, Fleet-street, E.G. 

TO SHOEMAKERS. — Wanted at once, a 
for General Eepaira ; also a Man for Nailed Work ; 
C(mstant work; abstainer; married preferred.— T,J., 
C.alladiiie, Stony Stratford, Bucks. 


for Meetings and general distribution. 1,000, Ss, ; 
.500 3s. Od. ; with notice at back. Quantities, 3s. per 
1 000. Posters, 20in. by 30in., 100, lO.s.; Window Bills, 
!"i'". per 100, in good style, with bold engraved headline. 
Pledge Cards and all requisites. Send name and address 
and one stamp for sample. Estimates for all classes of 
work. Orders per return.— Note Address, BowBBS 
1!botheb.s, Temperance Printing and Publishing Office, 
89, Blackfriars-road, London. S.E. 




Of course every man who goes into any 
kind of business, unless indeed he sell Temper- 
ance literature, is expected to push " the 
trade," and to devise all the means his capa- 
citj' can invent to open up new channels of 
commerce. And it is one of the common and 
natural pleas of the drinlc-seller, that he is 
specially taxed and heavily weighted with 
restrictions, and is therefore bound to .sell all 
the drink lie can. " What business is it of 
mine," said a publican at a coroner's inquest, 
" if a man is fool enough to get drunk and go 
and cut his throat ? It's my business to sell the 
drink, and I sell all that folks like to 
buy ; and it's their place to look out for 
themselves." Not every publican would speak 
out so honestly and so callouslj' as this, but it 
is the practical working of the business, and 
the natural outcome of our licensing system, 
that men are driven to sell all the strong drink 
they can, not only to pay expenses, but also 
for the sake of gain. 

A new instance of this tendency lias just 
come to light. The publicans in Wales have 
jtist come under the operations of the Sunday 
Closing Act ; and enterprising brewers in the 
Principality are sending them circulars, urging 
means to make up the diminished consumption 
caused by one day's closing of the bars. These 
circulars are headed " AVelsh Sunday Closing 
Act, " and they invite the recipients to become 
agents for the sale of cheap four-aud-a-half 
gallon barrels, and even smaller bottles in 
wicker, of beer ready for immediate 
tapping. These smaller barrels or bottles 
have liitherto been beneath the con- 
sideration of the great brewer. He has 
been content to sell the larger cask to the pub- 
lican, as, indeed, all manufacturers and mer- 
chants prefer to sell large quantities, and to 
keep as higli as practicable the standard of the 
wholesale trade. But now the brewers are 
feeling the pinch. Thoy not only suffer from 
the diminished consumption which results 
from oue day's less consumption a. week, but 
the Blue Eibbon crusade, and that of the Sal- 
vation Arm}', are telling considerably upon the 
rate of consumption on every other day 
of the week. Thus they are driven to 
do the very best they can to stimulate their 
customers, the publicans, to renewed efforts to 
sell the drink. And in many instances, where 
brewers own the houses, the publicans are 
bound to adopt whatever 'plan their brewers 
choose to suggest. 

It is a cheering sijn of the times that 
throughout England, where Sunday Closing is 
yet a thing of the future, there are evident 
signs that the drink traffic is flagging, and in 
some places well nigh languishing. AVe were 
told at Halstead theotherdaythatelevenhouses 
in that town were seeking new tenants. 
Probably only half the existing number 
can be fairly supported. This is 
largely due to the modern growth of 
Temperance sentiment, although it must be 
noted that for many years the proprietary 
system has worked very disastrously for the 
tenants of public-houses. The brewer has 
made his profits somehow or other. There has 
been no sign in that quarter of diminished 
resources. But apart from the poverty aud 
misery of the drinkers' homes, out of which 
the brewers' wealth has sprung, many a 
thousand small capitalist has been induced to 
embark his all, often the steady saving of 
any years, in the purchase of the fixtures 
and goodwill of a licensed house, and that 
capital hos soon besn run through and lost while 

the brewers have still grown rich. The valuation 
on coming in has been at a high price ; the 
house has been stocked by the brewer at a 
handsome profit; the money taken over 
the counter has been paid over to the brewer's 
traveller, and placed by the brewer's clerk to 
the credit of the supply account, and when 
funds have run short, the rent, not the beer 
account, has been allowed to run to such a limit 
as could be seized for, and as would be well 
covered by the value of the fixtures at an 
enormous sacrifice to the unfortunate tenant. 
Then comes the seizure, the re-sale to some 
other small capitalist, and round goes 
the wheel of fortune to the same tune for 
another unfortunate tenant. Of course large 
fortunes are made in thismanner,and a "well- 
managed brsiwery ' may be made almost as 
safe as the book of a very clever gambler whose 
game is so guarded that everybody but himself 
stands to lose. 

But all these things tend in one direction, to 
teach the unworkable nature of the business as 
one that can be legitimately conducted. The 
sale of the drink is a fraud from beginning to 
end. Even with honest men — and far be it 
from us to condemn as dishonest all who are 
engaged in the traffic — even with honest men, 
the nature of the drink, as we understand it, 
constitutes the traffic a fraud, and one towards 
which the State has but one legitimate attii;ude, 
and that is its prohibition. It is unfair to put 
men into the false position of licensing them 
to sell drink, hampering them in their business 
in every possible way, and driving them to adopt 
every possible dodge and expedient to make 
money out of the degradation of their fellow-mea. 
Let us do our utmost to remove the temptation 
out of tho way of the people, and to put 
those people out of their misery who are now 
constituted by the State the legalised tempters- 
general of the community. 

A Liberal Offer.- In order to help tho Negro 
Mission funds, Sister Green, R.W.S.J.T., otters to take 
part in any Lodge or public meeting that will permit 
her to take up a collection for the Negro Mis8«>n work 
If out of Liverpool, travelling expenses to be paid. — 
Address, Mrs. Green, 1, Norwood-grove, Liverpool. 

Sunday Closing Bill foe Sunderland.— At 
the Council meeting held on September 20, it was 
decided by 3.j to 2, to take steps to obtain an Act of 
rarliameat in the ensuing session, to compel the cloE- 
log of public-houses and becrhoases in the borough 
during the whole of Sunday, except for travellers or 

The G.W.Co., Bro. D. Y, Scott, addressed a united 
meeting of Good Templars on Friday night, and 
preached a Temperance sermon to a crowded audienog 
in the Yale Church, Guernsey, on the evening of San- 
day, the 24th, and on Monday night addressed a 
large aggregate meeting of Good Templars at Soath- 

Sir Garnet Wolselev. — In answer to au inquiry 
as to whether Sir Garnet Wolseley was a totil ab- 
stainer, Oanlinal Manning writes as follows to one of 
the secretaries of the Jliddlesbrougli Temperance 
Society : — "I can on my own knowledge, derived from 
Sir Garnet Wolscley's 'ips, affirm that he is a strict 
total abstainer. His army in Egypt is the first, I 
believe, who ever carried tea in their bottles to assault 
an entrenched camp. " 

The Health of the G.W.C.T. is again improving. 
He has managed to get into his clothes for the first 
time in three weeks, but cannot stand or walk. He 
is enveloped in muscular rheumatism, and the pain 
scarcely allows him to sleep ; but he himself reports, 
through his kind nurse and amanuensis, '* Vitil organs 
good, appetite fair, head clear, hope large.'' Every- 
thing possible is being done for him, and he adds, " I 
feel sure I shall pull throngh." 

Chinese Competition.— A conference of the " De- 
mocratic Federation " was hastily called in London 

October 2, 1882. 



the other day to take measarca for preventin"' the 
immigration of Chinese into thia conntry, it haying 
been rnmonred that some Chinese merchants were 
oontemplating the introduction of Chinese workmen 
The indictment against the Chinese was to the effect 
that their industry, sobriety, and frugality would place 
Bntuh labour at a disadvantage. Before long, 
It was complained, they would take the place 
even of our clerks, for they were excellent, 
cheap and trustworthy scoountants, "they nerc- got 
drunk, and were alwayj ' on time.' " Is Eoglaod 
come to this-that a meeting of Englishmen can not 
only, withont shame, publish abroad their own infe- 
riority to a heathen people in some of the first essen- 
tials of progress, but, instead of finding in it occasion 
for honourable emulation, can feel nothing but the 
meanest jealousy, and conceive no remedy except an 
unfair handicapping of their semi-civilised competi- 
tors in the race for bread .' The argument comes to 
this.— If the heathen man were drunken, idle.extrava- 
gant— in a word, if he were likely tafail, he should be 
welcome to our shores ; being the reverse, he must be 
driven off, by force, if necessary. What is this but for 
the 80-oalled Christian to put a premium on vice in his 
heathen neighbour /— I.M. 



Scarcely less injurious, in a subtle and generally 
unrecognised way, than the habit of taking " 
alcohol between meals, is the growing practice of 
smoking cigarettes incessantly. We have not a word 
to say against smoking at suitable times, and in 
moderation, nor do our remarks at this moment apply 
to tho use of iigars or pipes. It is against 
the habit of smoking cigarettes in large qi'an- 
tities, with the belief that these miniature doses of 
mcotine are innocuous, wc desire to enter a protest- 
Iho truth 18 that, perhaps owing to the way the 
tobacco-lcat is shredded, coupled with the fact that it 
IS brought into more direct relation with the mouth 
and air-paesages than when it is smoked in a pipe or 
cigar the effects produce! on the nervous system 
by a free consumption of cigarettes are more marked 
and characlcrittic than those recognisable after re- 
course to other modes of smoking. A pnlse-tracing 
made after the .subject has smoked say a dozen cigar- 
ettes, will, as a rule, be flatter and more indicative 
of depression than one taken after tho smoking of 
cigars. It is no uncommon practice for joun"- men 
who smoke cigarettes habitually to consume fronr eight 
to twelve m on hour, and to keep this up for four or 
five hours doily. The total quantity of toba-co 
consumed may not seem large, but beyond 
'lios'ion the volume of smoke to whieh the 
breath organs of the smoker are exposed, and the 
characteristics of that smoke as regards the proportion 
of niootino introduced into the system, combine to place 
the organism very fully under the Influence of the 
tobacco. A cousideriblc number of cases have been 
brought under our notice during the last few months 
in ivhieh youths and young men who have not yet 
completed the full term of physical development have 
had their health seriously impaired by the practice of 
almost incessantly smoking cigarettes. It is well that 
thcfa';ts should be known, as the impression evi- 
dently prevails that any number of these little 
■ whiffs must needs be perfectly innocuous, whereas 
they often do infinite harm. — Tlie Lntwct. 

TiIE Flashes of Fun." printed last week as 
thoogh compiled by Bro. Malins, were erroneously put 
under his name. The printers put an old heading to 
some new contributions. 

Last week we received an effusion that we will lon>' 
remember. The poet, a genius by the way, make°s 
begorrah rhyme with diarrha;a. It is a very bright 
Idea, and worthy of special mention. 

A beautiful floral offering at the recent funeral of 
a Havard student, sent by the classmates of the de- 
ceased, bore the letters S. Y. L. No-one undeistood 
their significance, but naturally they were supposed 
to indicate some noble sentiment in classic or modern 
pnrase A friend, whose curiosity waslgreat, finally 
asked their meaning of one of the students. " Why 
See You Later,' of course, was the answer. 
After Nttcket's third wife was buried, Dan Pelter 
presented a bdl to the bereaved husband who had 
already married again :— '■ To digin grav for yer .-Jrd 
wif, Saolers."— "Thunderation 1" exclaimed Nacker ■ 
■•that's too much when I give ye all my business in 
that line. 1 11 give ye a bushel of beans an' call it 
T°7,;-'~;''„*^5?' ''" '*'" ='»''* Dan."-" -Wall, then, 
Nack r'^ ™^ °"'° ^"^'=''" ^"'^ ""« economical 

For Attractive Bills with Coloured Borders, apply t 
Bro. B K YeaTES. -W.D.Sec, Basingstoke. J" - 
on application. Orders sent post free, [.Vnvr.] 

I am now in Sweden, paying a visit to some friends. 
One of my objects in coming to this country was to 
meet with Good Templar brothers and sisters. I was 
the bearer of two addresses from England, conveying 
brotherly greetings to our Swedish fellow members of 
this great intcrnitional Order. One address \\-a3 from 
my own district Lodgj (S.E.Lancashire), nuanimously 
adopted at the last district session at Littleborougb. 
The other was a kindly-worded letter from our Grand 
Worthy Counsellor, Bro. D. T. Soo^t. 1 am sure the 
readers of the Watchword will be interested in 
learning how I have got on so far. I will briefly tell 
the tale. 

After a calm and pleasant voyage fi-om Hall, Sep- 
tember 9, we landed at Gsteborg on September 11. 
The word "we" includes my wife, .also a member of 
the Order, and our son. A friend took ns to the 
hotel, and after a 'rest and a meal he took us for 
a drive round the city. In the course of this drive we 
had an opportunity of speaking with Bro. Stromberg 
one of the most earnest, of our members in Goteborg. 
It was agreed that he should call at the hotel to ac- 
company me to the Good Templars' meetin.'. After 
the opening service. I was introduced in a formal 
manner. The " Vurdige afver" (AVorlhy Chief) wel- 
oomed me ana called upon me to speak. I spoke in 
u- ?'^^?"h language, delivering from a manuscript 
which I had prepared before I left England. I learned 
aftervards that they understood every word I said I 
spoke of how our Order unites us all over the world in 
spite of difference of language, nationality, creed, &o., 
told them how thankful we are that they have made 
suchgooi progress in the work of the Order in Sivoden 
I said that the Order is a blessing to the Europeans 
the Asiatic. the American, the ncro and 
combines them all in one great ° brother- 
hood, all equal in God's sight. I pointed 
out the religions basis of the Order, and 
trusted that religion and Temperance, hand in hand 
would banish intoxicating drink, rule the world and 
bless tho human r.ace. The addresses themselves I 
read in Lnglish.and Bro. Stiiimberg translated them to 
the meeting. I had prepared a translation, but I was 
advised to ask him to interpret, so as to give the ad- 
dresses a perfectly ofBcial character. Bro. Strrmbcr.^ 
replied in Swedish, speaking, however, too rapidly for 
me to catch all he said. Ha returned thanks in ihe 
name of the membership to the Grand Lod»e of 
t08land,andalso;to the S.E. Lancashire District Lodge 
He knew we wore doing good work in England Our 
G.W.C.T. (Bro. Joseph Malins) had delivered them 
trom division in their ranks. The Order holds a "-rand 
Protestant Chriscian position. It is against 
slavery. It is on the side of human brotherhood 
He hoped for a time when no one would be legally 
permuted to sell intoxicating drinks in Sweden. 
I may mention that tho number present at this meet- 
log was 120. 

On Friday, September 1.5. I attended a Good Templar 
session in Stockholm, about 100 members present The 
Tw !?r^ i^^i'^-T-was occupied by Bra Berg.the present 
G.W.C.T. of Sweden. Ke is of good presence, has a 
hue voice, and is a powerful and persuasive speaker. 
He 13 by some called the Spurgeon of Sweden. One of 
his lectures recently (atGefle), was delivered to about 
1,1.00 persons, and at an open-air meeting not lon<' a.'o 
over 10,000 persons were present. When 1 was intro- 
duced he welcomed me heartily, and asked me to 
address the members. I did so in Swedish. Bro 
licrg replied, speaking so distinctly that I 
could follow all he said. He said they were glad 
to get the addresses from England. They had good 
wishes for us in Great Britain. Since the Grand 
Lodge session in GotebDrg in August, they had 
an increase of2B Lodges, and during his recent visit- 
ing tour he had met with Si.i ordiniry members Our 
Order recognises the Fatherhood of God, and the 
brotherhood of man. Our mission is God's mission, 
Sweden will some time be free from the drink 
Swedish men and women will be abstainers, riots will 
cease in the streets, and the Swedes will be a free 
sober, and happy people. They were glad ot the on- 
portunity of sending to English Good Templars 
tliroogh me, their good wishes and fraternal regards 
Yesterday (Sunday, September 17), I attended Good 
iemplar public meetings in the afternoon and even- 
ing. I was welcomed in the afternoon by Bro. Berg 
after a brief prayer spoken by himself, and I spoke 
extemporaneously iu Swedish for five minutes or 
more, then I spoke in English. Dr. Von Bergen (a 
prominent literary man in Sweden), kindly ofliciatino 
as interpreter. In the evening Bro. Bet" f^ave an able 
and eloquent discourse. Starting with the thought of 
israehtish slavery in Egypt, he went on to speak in 
detail of the slavery to the habit of indul^ring in in- 
tcxicatiog drink-a slavery which is too common in 
our midst, and of the best means of delivering men 
from this bondage. I made notes ot the discourse 
while he was speaking, but it is impossible to convey 
the point, pathos, humour, and eloquence of an address 
, .„ which held the people (about 300) enthralled and 
list entranced . He is certainly a great speaker. 

I Our Order numbers in Stockholm 20 Lodges with 

1.300 members, and about 200 Lodges, with about 
15.000 members in the whole of Sweden. 

I trusD that my visit may help in some email degree 
to prove in Sweden that our Order is international, and 
that Good Templars are sisters and brothers the wide 
world over. 

I must not close without gratefully acknowledging 
the unvarying kindness which has been she. vn to us 
in this country by Bro. Oskar Eklund, the G.W.S. 
To the English membership, in F., H . and C. 


Grand Hotel, Stockholm, 
Monday, September 18, 18S3. 


By Cuarles Gay. 

" I can't make it out, " said Mrs. B,, Olio day to 
her servant Jane. " I can't make it out ; every time I 
go to those wine bottles, I find considerably less in 
them than they contained when I last touched them. 
It can't be the cat, foe cats don't !drink spirits. It's all 
very well when you say they eit the dripping, and tho 
meat left from dinner, but this can't ba laid at their 

' Well mum," said Jane, blushing, "I know one 
ng, I never touch them, for I don't cire for spirits.' ' 
Well," said Mrs. B., in a manner which seemed to 
imply disbelief, " well,it'3a mystery. " 

Now although Jane told her mistres e ot her dislika 
forspirits it just the reverse ; she liked them as 
much as anyone whoso habit it was to drink them. 
The disappearance ot the cold meat, and especially the' 
dripping, was not thought so much of, as these articles 
ot diet are sometimes confiscated by servants as their 
"perquisites." At any rate so the gossips say. But the 
lessening of the contents ot the wine bottles was to the 
mind of Mrs. B. a far more serious 
thing: so to prevent the thief from stealing, 
she kept tho cupboard in which the wine was kept 
under lock and key. Of course Jane way very indig- 
nant, and looked with disdain upon this conduct ; In7t, 
the wine ceased to go. 

The " mystery '' of how tho wine went came out 
at last, and it was in this wise ;-Mrs. B. went out one 
evening to see some friends, and as is usual with some 
ladies, took a glass of port before she left Being in 
haste, she forgot to lock the cupboard, and left the 
keys in the door. 

Now Jane, after her mistress had gone, had oocaaioit 
to g,_) into the room, and casting her eyes greedily to- 
waras the cupboard, she spied the key in the door 

What a lucky chance, she thought; no one was at 
home, and she could take a nice glass without anyone 
being the wiser. So she went to the cupboard, and 
rouriog out a glass of what she thought contained 
gin, hastily drank it. 

The peculiar taste, and the burning sensation in her 
throat, made her look at the bottle trom which she 
had drunk, and taking it to the window she read 
with horror "carbolic acid." It had been placed there 
as her mistress thought, out ot harm's way. What- 
were the thoughts that filled Jane's mind is difficult 
to imagine. The dreadful poison that had been 
obtained for a disinfectant soon began to tell and 
poor Jane rushed from room to room . in pain and 

We will not dwell upon this painful scene ; suffice it 
tosay that when Mrs. B.camehomeshefoundhereervant 
lying upon rhe floor, apparently in a dying condition. 
Medical aid was soon procurcd.and everything done to 
alleviate pain ; but she sank aud died. The coroner's 
jury said it was death by misadventure, and it came 
as a sad warning to many. 

3Iany too. learned this, that to keep strong drink in 
one s house IS to keep a deadly poison, whose aim is 
sure and whose mark is certain. 

Dove Lodge, Middlesex. 

"Oh, yes." said a feminine lecturer, "you may talk 
as you please about the gallantry of men in the^treet 
cars, nut how common it la to see a seemingly resoect- 
able man dodge behind his newspaper when he sees a 

thJZT I "T'^t ""■'■ ' J ""' ^°"' "y l>earers,that 
the man who does that is the man who piously hates 

'on prlncip"T''"^^'°°^ ''*""'' '°P^y '''' P^^^ ""' 

nii^s^oT'^w^M" ""l-^ot''" <==>«« "-.isthat of James 
Blossom. He blossomed out at Bijah's call, walked 

XeVv'ed'l °"''^'''''°^ '" '' fi"°. decided Vrce he 
third t,^! PvJh ^ 1°' d^ipkon purpose. This is the 
sixty da e '' within six months. Make it 

" So you are euilty?" 
T'„ k*^'' ^"'' ^''° ' '°' "^ ■^^«*<= *°y time over it for 

oTasTxf^and'l'n'f '"".r*- J«" P°t "e-Jown' 
lor a sixty, and i U be going-. 

"Prisoner," began the court. " it seems " 

Mr Blossom d.dn t wait to hear the rest, but walked 

to the corridor and insisted that he Was a sent-u^ 

man and wanted to have for the Workbou" at 



October 2, 1882. 


Suffolk.— Wickliam Marltet. September IS. The 
proceedir.g't commenced witli an hour's devotional meet- 
ing, conducted by Bro. G. Barker. D.S., and the Lodge 
was Bubsequently opened. About two-thirds of tlie 
Lodges were represented, and there was a good attendance 
of members. Krora tlie reports of the D.C.T. and D..S., 
it appeared that 20 Lodges were now in existence in the 
county, but two of them were not working. The returns 
bhewed that no les^ than 2S0 new members had been initi- 
ated during the half year, yet the total gain in inember- 
ehip was comparatively small, the losses by suapeusions and 
withdrawals being heavy. Nine Lodges shewed an 
increase, and eight a decrease— others being stationary. 
The representatives to Grand Lodge presented written 
report^, and cordial votes of thanks were accorded them 
for their services. After luncheon a long discussion took 
place on various details of work for the winter, and 
resolutions in favour of co-working with the Blue 
Eilibon movement, and the work carried on by kindred 
societies, were adopted, lister M. E. Docwra, G.W.V.T., iatroduced during the afternoon and delivered au 
earnest address, especially recommending the 
adopt effective measures for raising' funds for the assist- 
ance of weak Lodges. A public tea was afterwards held, 
and later on a very successful public meeting, at which 
addresses were delivered by Sister Docwra, the Eev. E. 
Tucker (Yarmouth), and others. 

L.^NCAsniKE. — Eawtenstall. Uo-operative Hall. 
.September 10. Bro. Evan Fowler, D.C.T., presided. 
The preliminary business over, the D.C.T.'s report was 
taken, which stated that all the Lodges save two re. 
ported an increase. After a word of sympathy with the 
Blue Eibbon movement, it urged earnest and energetic 
work, so that the Order may be more of a leader in the 
great movements. They appeared now content to 
humbly follow. The report was discussed and 
adopted with thanks. The W.D. Treasurer's report 
shewed balance in hand £7 19h. A discussion on the 
V.D.'s reports shew<d a lack of earnestness on the part 
of some who should have done mote work. The follow- 
ing motion wiis carried by the Lodge :— '* That this D.L. 
Executive Committee take steps to invite the Grand 
Lodge to hold a special session in this district for the 
purpose of conferring the Grand Lodge Degree." Next 
place of meeting Burnley. . Bro. A. E. Eccies, 
PG.W.CT. ; Bro. J. G. Tolton, W.D.S, : Bro. J. 
Postlethwaite, P.D.S.J.T. ; Bro, Wilson, L.D. ; and 
Bro. and Sister Edwards, S.E. Lanchashire, and 
•Sister Isabell.-v Lancaster, W.D.V.T., E«st and Mid- 
Cheshire, were introduced, and addresses were delivered 
by Bros. Eccles, Tolton, and Edwards, and the Lodge, 
which was the most numerously attended known for a 
very considerable period, closed. After laa the members 
formed and walked in procession, headed by a band, 
through the principal streets of the town, and returned 
to the Co-operative Hall, where a public meeting was 
held, presided over by Mr. Whitehead, J,P., and 
addressed by Bro. Fowler, D.CT., Bro. Ec 
P.G.W.C.T., and others. The usual votes brought a 
most successful session to a close. , „, n 

Beufordshire. — AmpthiU. September .11. Bro. 
G. T. Birnage. D.CT., presided. All ihe officers present 
during the scission. Twelve Eeps. from 10 Lodges, 
one only being absent, and a large number 
of private members were also present. The 
report of the D.C.T. shewed very satisfac- 
torily the state of the Order in the District. The 
D S.J.T., Bro. C. Taylor, reported 193 boys and 140 
girls, total 333, an ii.cre.ise of «, Aver - 
attendance good. The W.D.S., Bro. A. Tompk 
reported the receipt of il lis. Od. from 
District. for the Wheeler Testimonial iMind; 
also that a local journal for the district was in contem- 
lation. Number of members on May 1st, 5or. Since 
ioined, CS, Left the Order, r,i. Net increase, 14, Total 
number on August 1, 571. One Lodge, the Heath 
Ebenezer, which for a long time returned only 10 rn 
bers, now numbers GO, and gives an increase of 34 
lulf-year. W.D.T. lire. W. V. Cheshire, reported, a 
balance of £5 Cs. Id. The report of the D.E.D., 
Bro. E. Glaisyer, was also very interesting 
and' encouraging. Eesolved to send a vote of 
sympathy to a weak, struggling Lodge. A. motion that 
the D.L, Charter be mounted on canvass, as the frame is 
too cumbersome, was left till next ses.-ion. Eesolved to 
accept Bro. A. Eccles' offer of Gospel Temperance hymn 
books, the Eeps. from each Lodge applying for 
the same. The next place of meeting.after several ballots, 
was fixed for Heath and Eeach. The question of mission 
work was after discussion left in the hands of the Execu- 
tive to ir aka arrangements for carrying out. Third degree 
conferred on two applicants. A vote of thanks to the 
AmpthiU friends concluded a very interesting sejsion. 
After a capital tea, to which a large number sat down, 
processions paraded the town, and advertised the even- 
ing meeting, which was crowded to excess, and earnest 
sneeches were delivered by several members of the 
Order, ministers, and others. Singing by the Luton 
United Temperance Choir ; conductor, Bro 1 .;;t- 
ford. At the close a Lodge session was held Bro. Ji. 
Glaisyer acting as W.C.T., when four candidates were 
initiated, and several proposed, with other pledges 

WAKWICKSHmE.— A. special session of this D.L. was 
held on September 23, in the Sandford Example Lodge 
Coventry. A public meeting preceded the . session, at 
which about 2r* down including the Executive. The 
third degree was conferred upon 12 candidates, Bro. J</. 
Glover. D.C.T.. presiding. Alter tlie session a public 
meeting was held, at which theD.O.T. presided. Amongst 
those who addressed the meeting were Bros G.Hastings 
P D D.: T. Humpherson, W.D.S,; Gntfin, W.D.M.;and 
C A Gray P W.D.S. At intervals between the addresses, 
glees', &c., were rendered by an efBcient choir. At the 
close a vote of thanks was .accorded the committee of 

Lodge news should be sent as early as passible, and 

umot be received after Tuesday morning for insertion 

in the followlug issue, except from Lodges meeting on 

Tuesday night, from which reports can be taken up to 

10 a.m. on Wednesday. 


Clapton.— "Upper Clapton." September 18. Visit 
of No. li and 7 Sub-District Committee. Bro. E. A. 
Gibson, V.D., presiding. It was announced that all the 
angements for the forthcoming week's mission at 
Morley Hall were complete, including several Tem- 
perance sermons. Hearty enthusiasm prevailed, and 
stirring speeches were made by Bro. A. Wilde, secretary 
Hackney Liberal Associatim ; Bro. Farmer, D.T., Bro. 
TuBwoll, Sub-D,S., Bro. Hanlon, CD., and others. 

Commercial Eoad.— " Pride of St. George's." Septem- 
ber 21. Entertained by brothers only. Eecitations, 
songs, &o., well rendered. W.C.T.,;iro. tein.. Bio. Job 

Lower Norwood. — "Fenwiok." September I't, Public 
tea and entertainment ; 62 partook of tea. After tea 
public meeting, Bro. Farmer presiding. Eemarka by 
'lairman. Bro. Whitfield, a song ; Bro. Robertson, 
reading ; Bro. Buttle, a song ; Bro. Burred, recitation; 
Sister Mcllroy, a son,; ; Bro. E. Pcppard, a reading ; 
Sister /ridmarsh, a song ; Bro. James recitation ; Bro. 
J.Howard, a song. Pleasant evening. 

Cimberwell New Eoad.— " William Tweedio," Sep- 
tember 20. Lodge visited by the William Tweedie 
Senior Temple, whose members contributed a lengthy 
programme of vocal and instrumental music, recitations, 
&o„ under the direction of Bro. Ashnrst, S.J.T.; 
addre,«es by Bros, Eolfe, G.S, J.T., and Young. Two 
candidates initiated. Eeport of Blue Eitbon meetings 
nowbeingheld bythe Lodge resulting sofarin70new 
pledges being taken. Eesolved to organise another 
series of Blue Eibbon meetings during Mission Month. 

Long Acre. - " WhitefieLi." September 22. Bro. 
Whitelaw, W.CT. Entertained by the West London 
Pioneer Lodge. A vote of thanks was accorded to the 
visiting Lodge for their visit. About 80 present. 

Leicester Square. — "Orange Brarch." September 2-'i. 
Visit from Heart's Content Lodge, who gave a good 
entertainment. Goid session. 

Oxford Street.— " Cambridge." September 23. Six 
proposed for membership. Bro. John Connel, who is 
leaving for Sydney, New South Wales, applied tor his 
c.c, and he gave the Lodge an impressive farewell 
address. It is hoped his presence in Sydney will be a 
stimulus to the Order. Impromptu speeches, several 
members taking part. 

High Holborn,—" Lincoln and Garfield," September 
23. Interesting paper by Sister Powney on the " Life 
and Career of the Late Piesident Garfield." Thanks were 
given for same. The remainder of the evening was spent 
ill songs and recitations by members and visitors. 

Cubltt Town.— "Safeguard." September 14. Anni- 
versary tea and public meeting. Bro. H. Halsey pre- 
sided, and speeches were given by Bros. Jove and Gift, 
and songs and recitations by the of the East Juvenile 
Temple and members of the Lodge,— September 21. 
Surpiise visit from the Star of Blackheath Lodge, Ee- 
freshments provided ; enjoyable evening. 

Brixton.— "Gresham." Coffee Tavern, 301, 
bour-lane. September 21. Bro. W. Ventris, V.D., 
presided. Two proposed for membership , question box ; 
goood diacus-sions on intoxicating wine as a fit emblem 
of Christ's blood, and "Is Smoking injurious to Health?" 
Pleasant session. Visitors invited. 

Long Acre. — " Hcirt's Content." September 21. 
Presentation to Bro. Edward Breen, on the occasion of 
his recent marriage with Sister Smith, of a silver cruet and 
two books, by Bro. Gillson, W.C.T., on behalf of the 
members, as a mark of esteem and respect for services in 
the Lodge, to which they have both been devoted mem- 
bers. A prayer meeting foUowsd. Good attendance 
and pleasant evening. 

Bloomsbury.—" Pride of Soho." September 23. The 
Heart's Content Lodge paid a fraternal 'isit and enter- 
tained the Lodge. Members hard at work in the St. 
Giles' Blue Eibbon Mission. 

Chelsea.— "Grosvenor." September 22. Lodge otficered 
and entertained by the Sons of M.ars Lodge. Bro. P. 
Hawthorne, W.CT. Songs and recitations by Sister 
Stevens, Sister Marshall, and Sister Stevens, jun.. and 
Bros. H. Wakefield, Pierce, Norton, Munroe, Waite. 
During the evening the meeting was enlivened by selec- 
tions on the fairy bells by Bro. Hawthorne. A crowded 

Old 'Kent Road.— " Military Brothers," September 
21. Paper by Bro. Varndell on the "Capabilities of 
Land." .\musing discussion ensued between Bros.Eussell, 
Henly, Vener, and a brother from Metropolitan Lodge. 
One initiated and three proposed for membership. 

Bloomsbury.— "Banner of Peace." September 25. 
Visit from the Freedom of London Lodge, who gave a 
varied and excellent entertainment of songs, &c. 

St. John's Wood.— "St. John's." September 2.5, 
Sisters' surprise night. The brothers surprised the 
sisters with a plentiful supply of teaand biscuits. Songs, 
recitations, &c. A very pleasant evening. 

Hoxton.— "Ark of Safety." September 14. Public 
meeting ; platform occupied by a deputation of Phcenix 
brethren. Bro. Garrett, W.T., presided. Address given 
by the chairman and Bro. Hanlan, CD., who advocated 
the political work of the cause in an able manner. Songs 
were given by the chairman, Bros. Sweeting, Eeeves, 
E. D. Howes, Sister Graham, and Messrs. Elliott and 
Eowland. Recitations by Bros. Tuck, L,D,, Colei 

W.C.T., and others. Four pledges were taken and three 
consented to join the Lodge. Dus-iag the evening a 
presentation of a valuable te» service was ma.Ie to Bro. 
and Sister Lieny, in commemoration of their renent 
marriage.— September 21. Gift night to the Lodge. 
Several articles of Lodge furniture were presentel. 
Three initiatedand three proposed. Visited and addressed 
by Sister Browne, V.D. 

BlackfiiarsEoad.— " John Hopkins." September 21. 
On this evening a social gathering was held which 
was attended by about 80. Very pleasant evening. 
Lodge flourishing. 


LrvBRPOOI..—" Crown." September 13, United Lodge 
meeting. Representatives from 24 Lodges being present. 
Prior to the Eepresentatives being called upon to take the 
chairs, a very interesting ceremony took pUce, viz,, 
a presentation of four araall, and one lady's rocking, hair- 
seated parlour chairs, to Bro. Jeffreys and Sister Hum- 
phreys, both members of the Lodge, on the occasion of 
their marriage. Bro. John Verity made the presenta- 
tion in a graceful manner, referring to tlio large amount 
of real, earnest Temperance work that Bro. Jeffreys had 
performed in connecticm with the Crown Lodge, and also 
to other Lodges and Temperance organisations. Sister 
Humphreys, he added, whenever opportunity afforded, 
was always in her olace and willing to work. Bro. 
.leffreys acknowledged the ]iresentations, and thanked 
them also for a letter of congratulation received 
on their wedeling day. The Jtepresentatives then 
occupied the chairs. Bro. Eve, Eoyal Stan- 
dard Lodge, presided. Bro. Kirkus, W.D.S., 
Dunced to read a paper, but owing to indispo- 
sition, was unable to be present. Several visitors and 
friends gave songs and recitations, and a very pleasant 
evening was spent, Bro, Pye said, that what the young 
members had seen that night, ought to be a stimulus for 
them to go on. 

YoRic— " The Friend," Se)>tember IS. Lodge ses- 
sion No. 5. In the absence of Bro. Glaisyer, W.C.T,, 
Bro. McDennid, L.E.D,, presided, Tnere was rather a 
small attendance. A discussion took place as to 
the best means of utilising Bro. PadHiugton, who is 
shortly coming to York for some time. The next meeting 
will be held on October 16, when all will be welcome. 

Manningtree. — " Hope of Essex." September 19. 
Visit of Bro. Baker, E.xcelsior Lodge, Stratford, who 
brought the fraternal greetings of his Lodg^, and Bro. 
Mann, of Harwich. Pound night ; arti-'iles sold ; auc- 
tioneer, Bro. JIann. Bro. B.aker gave a few remarks 
and a reading. Song by Bro. Burrell and recitation by 
Bto. Simmonds ; enjoyable evening. 

Newport (MoN.). — "Star of Gwent." September 30. 
Drill night. Bro. T. W. Rice, D.M., acted as drill in- 
structor, and hoarty vote of thanks accorded for the 
same. Song, Bro. C. Cair ; reading, Bro. W. Edwards ; 
Sister S. C. Powell presided at the piano. Pleasant 

Manchester.- "English Rose." September 1,"), Con- 
clusion of a successful week's open-air mission. Shoit 
addresses, interspersed with souses, &c,, were given by 
Bros, J. G. Tolton. W.D.S., Wood, jun,, V.D., Fan- 
court, P.C.D,, and .1. H. Musk, V.D. Bro. New, 
P. W.C.I,, occupied the chair. Though a short time 
since the Lodge was very low, it is now in a prosperous 
condition, having initiated nearly 40 members last quar- 
ter, and is doing a noble work. 

Foots Cray. — ' Busy Bees." September 12. One 
initiated ; open session ; visit from the Nottingham Tem- 
perance Society; very pleasant evening. — September 19. 
One proposed. Final report of Fete Committee, shewing 
a balance from Fete held in Foot's Cray Park, on 
August 7, of £9 10s. to be equally divided between the 
London Temperance Hospital and the Good Templar 
and Temperance Orph.anage. For the Good of the 
Order, an original pap Jr was lead by Sister S. .Alcock 
W.S., entitled "Who hath woe;' for which a hearty 
vote of thanks was accorded. The visitors included 15 
from Hope of Bromley Lodge, who officered and enter- 
tained the Lodge, the programme being render* d by 
Sister Carpenter, Sister M. Carpenter, and Bro. Jones, 
jun.. recitations by Sister Holland, and Bros. Elliot, 
McKenzie, &!, ; and readings by Bros, Hooper and 
Chapman, interspersed with a few remarks from ^ 
several otiier members. A very p'easant and profitable 

Sandgate,— "United Service." Visit of the Pledge 
Juvenile Temple. A competitiou for prizes for the best 
recitation. The execution of the pieces selected by Sister 
M. F. Hendy, Superintendent, elicited well-merited 
enconiums. 'The meeting w.ts most encouraging and 
enjoyable. The prizes were awarded to Harriet Stone, 
Beatrice Jacobs, Grace Pledge Barten, Harvey Horton, 
and Alex. Barten. 

Hrreford. — "True to the End." September l-"i. 
Bro. ToUey, W.D.S., celebrated his thirty-ninth birth- 
day by an ample spread of cake, coffee, &c. Congratula- 
tory addresses, songs, &c. — September 22. Stirring 
addresses by Bros. .Tackson (Wyche Malverin), Mum- 
lewd (Tedhiiry), and Winn, Cleonger. 

Bideford. — "Bideford." September 22, One hundred 
and fifty to tea. Crowded meeting, addressed by Mr.Re- 
starrick and Bro. Channon, of Torrington Lodge, and 
Bros. Heard, Davis, Pirken aud Dymoud. Reading by 
Sister Clements, jun.; recitations by Sisters Pirken and 
Turner, Bro. Cowie, W.C.T., presided. Great praise is 
due to Sisters Clements and Wickets for the perfect 
arrangements in providing the tea. At the close 12 
names were given in to join the Lodge, the meetings of 
which are well attended. Our motto : Work and win. 

Chichester. —"Girded Loins." September G. Visit 
of the Ivy Green Juvenile Temple, who ably entertained 
the Lodge with recitations, readings, and singing. 
Addresses and bouquets were presented to the W.C.T. 
and W.V.T. Short addresses were delivered to the 
children by Bros. Carter, T. Janman, V. V. Vick, and 
Sergeant-Major Limpus, Very pleasant session, — Sep- 

OCTOBEB 2, 1883. 


tember 13. Programme oi solos, glees, ac3 readings, 
arraofjed by Sister Ooborn. Good attendance. -Septem- 
ber 20. LoHge opened to the public at nine. Bro. 
Carter. W.C.T., preMdiag. Solos by Bros. Poynier, 
V. V. Vick, and Trowbriilgo ; leadings bv Sifter 
Haroence, Sherwin, and Bro. H. Holder; recitations by 
Sisters Stearn. Osbom. and K. Kassell, and Bro. Osborn 
and a glee by Sifters Warner, Young, S. Goff, and White. 
A good supply (jf fruit was provided by the members. 
Most enjoyable sespinn; about 100 present. 

ST; Acstkll.— "Unity." Lodge doing wtll. Several 
public meeting:) have been held, and which have added 
several to our roll of members. The J.T. has done and 
id doing well, and though only instituted three or four 
montha, has now 7o members and about 12 honorary 

Malvern Link.— September 21. Public coffee supper 
:.nd entertainment to celebratft entry inlo new and more 
commodious Lodge-room at the concert rtiom. About 
140 preaent. Chairman, Bro. J. A. Jones. Addresses by 
Broa. Rev. Cyrus BnokeB, of Gloucester, and W. A. 
Dickenson, E.D.,of Worcester. Songs, recitations, &c., 
by members and friends. Lodge session afterwards, 
when three were initiated. Several promises to join. 

Atterclifi'k.— "Attercliffe. " September 19. An ex- 
cellent tea given by Bro. John Smith, it being the 2nd 
anniversary of his memberBhip. After tea Bro. James 
Kxton, W.C.T., presided, and a lively meeting followed 
consisting of songs, readings, and recitations, &c. A 
vote of thanks was accorded to Bro. Smitti for his kind- 
ness, and in response Bro. Smith remarked that he was so 
satisfied with Good Tcnip'.ary that he should repeat the 
same next year. 

CLEViinoN.—"Ulevedon." September 21. (Quarterly tea 
and social meeting open to friend'*. Addresses of five 
minutes duration were given by Bros. We^tlake, W.C.T.. 
Shopland, Stuckey, Wright, Kiden. Dawkina, Hemniini;*?, 
Youde, and Greenwoed, and by Sister Mom, and Sister 
Batkin, of Birmingham. The speeches were interspersed 
with melodies. 

Newcastlk-ON-Tyxk. — "East End Perseverance." 
September 21. Bro. W. J. Frater, V.P., read (i papef, 
eomposedby Bro. Stewart J. Wright, B.A., cf Sydney. 
Australia, ou "Individual Templary," whijli was treated 
in an able and hiyhly instructive manner by the writer, 
and was listened to with marked attention by a larjie 
number of members and visitors. 

Lynn.—" Hope to Prosper.'' September 22. Harvest 
home supper and entertainment provided, at which 
about 80 members and friends were present. After sup- 
per a long and varied programme wan very successfully 
carried out. The room was suitably decorated with corn, 
flowers, fruit, &c. Three initiate^!. 

CAMuniDGE.— ' Abbey." September 21. Public tea 
.ind entertainment. Bro. H. Wilson, L.D. "Oat of 
Danger " Lodge, presiding. Songs by Sisters Thompson, 
Lyon, and A. Palled, and Bro3. Goldin-, Bucklo, S. J. T, 
Wilson, W. M. W. Lyons, and P. Lyons; recitations by 
Sister AttwooJ and Bro. Chalk. Concertina solos by 
Bro. Goldinj,'. Adare.-se8 by Bros. C. Platters, 
D.S.J.T. : Collin, 1>. Co., and Mr. Clifton. Nearly 
100 present. 

LiTTLEHAMPTON.— " Try Agiiin." September 29. In- 
teiestiiig and inatructivo address by Bro. Nurcombe, 
r>.E.D..and W.C.T. of tbo Frederick Adkins Lodge, 
Brighton, who alluded to the great work that had been 
done in BriRhton during Mr. Booth's visit. Bro. Simpson, 
of Chichester, was also present. Pianoforte solos, recita- 
tations, and recidmna. One initiated ; about SO present, 

HoBSUAM.— "Star of Mid Sussex." September l-I. An 
interesting address by Sister Carter, W.V.T.. descriptive 
of a visit to the anniversary meetings. — Septemher 21. 
" Should Good Templars smoke V' Lively 

Briukton.— "Advance Guard." September 15, Sister.*' 
evening. Kefreshments provided ty sisters and an ex- 
cellent programme was rendered, Sister Sharpe acting aa 
W.C.T.— September 22. Fruit banquet, and visit of 
Lodges. Invitation to visit Hope of Shoreham Lodge 
accepted. A good programme was got through. Over 
200 present. 

Glolcester.— " Jesse Sessions." September 20, Four 
initiated. Sisters' surprise night. After usual routine of 
business gone through all brothers retired to ante-room 
and on re-entry to Lodge-room found a splendid disp'ay 
of edibles awaiting them. Meeting interspersed with 
songs, recitations, &:c., by Sisters S. Burge and Harrison. 
Eight sifters, who acted as waitresses, wore mob caps 
and white aprons. On the motion of Bro. Rev, J. 
Mitchell a hearty vote of thanks was given to the Risers 
for providing the repast, it being the best provided for 
the Lodge members since their arrival at their new Lodge- 
room. Sister Nurri?, sen., responded. A very pleasant 

Norwich. — "City of Norwich." September 111. Nine- 
teen members proposed and four initiated, amongst the 
latter being Mr. T. E. Murphy, son of Mr Francis 
Murphy, the founder of the Blue Kibbon movement. 
Bro. T. E. Murphy expressed hi» great interest in the 
Order, and wished the Lodge every succes<. It was an- 
nounced that Bro. >[urpl)y's visit here has been the 
means of inducing lO.OOD persons to sign the pledge, 
many of whom we hope to gather into our Lodge. Our 
members have been hard at work during the three weeks' 
mission. Lodge prospering, and members earnest. Bro. 
F. Coleman gave his reports from D.L., and Bro. H. T. 
Cattelle. W.C.T., presided. 

BoURNEMOCTH.— "Rock of Safety." September 20. 
Entertainment by members of Kock of Safety Juvenile 
Temple. Capital programme, well rendered, reflecting 
Kreat credit on their Superintendent. Attendance good. 
Short ses.'iion at the close. One initiated. 

Poole.— "Blue Ribbon." September IS. Public 
meeting to advocate the claims of the Order. Bro. 
Alderman Norton presided. Bros. Blewia, of Dorches- 
ter, Meutey, of Bournemouth, and several local brethren 
spoke. Well attended. 

Glouce.stkr. — "St. Lake's Heart and Hand." Sep- 
tember It). Seven candidates initiated. Entertain mer.t 

by brothers in the shape of refreshments. Sonera, &c., were 
given by Bros. Pitt, Jovn^r, Hobbs, W. Darker, 
Gwidiam. M. Darters, Hopkins and A. Underwood. 
Bro. F. Evans presided at the harmonium. Pleasant 

GAissBOROUiiH.— "Rescue. "September Ifj. Bro. Hewson, 
W.C.T., presided. About 40 members present. Three 
Ancient Templars were introduced, two new members 
initiated, and eight proposed. A discussion-was initiated 
by the W.C.T. as to the advisability of forming a Tem- 
perance choir in coninncti'^n with other Temperance 
societies. This was ultimately adopted; a committee of 
three members was formed to carrv the matter into 

Lincoln.— "Excelsior." September 23. First-class 
and well attended meeting, Bro. W, Hird, Temperance 
agent and L.D. of the Lodge, presiding, as aho did Bro. 
Boldra, who gave an earnest address. Songs given by 
Sisters Whiteley and Holland, and Bros. Kettle, Bates, 
Whiteley, and George. Reading bv Mrs. Clarke ; reci- 
tation by Miss Trafford, Messrs. Elvyn. Beckett, and 
Wingate. and music by Mr. and Miss Barlow. 
A most enjoyab'e and profitable evening was spent. 
Three pledges takfu. A Blue Ribbon mission is to be 
held this month, for which a choir of 300 are practising. 

Ipswich.— "The Pride of Ipswich." September 23. 
Visit of the Walton-cum-Felixstowe Pioneer. Bro. J. 
Morgan, P.L.D., presiding. Addresses by the Chairman, 
and Bros. G. Vidall, W.D.S., Suffolk Dist, and A. E. 
Blake, Army Scripture Reader; recitations and readini^s 
by Bros. J. S. Hodges, J. Eraser, and J. Sawer ; songs 
by Sisters A.. M. A-, and E. Winch, also bv Bros. 
J. Mortran, J. Fisher, and William Li Fargue, 
P.W.D.M., Naval Dist.L.D. Several members of the 
Hope of Essex, Manningtree, were present. Regaled 
with a sumptuous supper, provided by the Lodge. 

Devizes.— ".lohn James Fox.'' September 22. One 
initiated. Interesting presentation to Sister Robbins, 
wlio has always rendered ready and valuable help to the 
Lodge. As she was about to be married, and remove to a 
diat^int part of the country, it was deemed a fitting 
opportunity to tangibly recognise her worth, and accord- 
ingly a valuable and handsome barometer, accompanied 
by an address beautifully engrossed on vellum, wai pre- 
sented to her in the name of the Lodge, by a deputation 
consisting of Bro. Laver, Bro. T.King, and Sister Strong. 
Afterwards Bro. Creeke.W.Chap., read a very interesting 
and practical paper on the art of reading and reciting in 
public, giving some excellent recitations in illustration of 

WALTON-crM-FfiLix.sTOWG.— " Pioneer.'' September 22. 
Officered and entertained by the civilian brothers, wibh 
Bro. J. Morgan, P.L.D., presiding. During the evening 
the military brothers .surprised the members by present- 
ing the Lodse with a handsome Bible, witli the name and 
number of the L')dge suitably printed in gold upon the 
cover. The pre»ent(ition was made on behalf of the 
military by Bro. R. King, R.A., and an address was 
given by Bro. J. S. Hortjes, R.A. A hearty vote of 
thanks was accorded for tliR gift. 

Whittincton Moor.— "Glorious Prospect." Septem- 
ber 0. Oprn Lodge and coffee supper in new Lodge- 
room. A great success. Upwards of 60 at the supper. 
Capital programme rendered. Bro.Boden, CD. presided. 
One initiated.— September 21. Bro. J. Glaisyer.G.W.T., 
delivered his popular lec';ure entitled, "A Terrible Mis- 
take.' Dr. Jeffreys, of Chesterfield, ably presided. The 
room was crowded by an attentive and enthusiastic audi- 
ence. The leading men of the various relii^dous bodies 
in the town came up to help, the result being a grand 
success. Hearty votes of thanks were given the lecturer 
and chairman. One of the best Temperance meetings 
ever held on Whittington Moor. 

Hadlow.- "Hadlow Invicta." September 11. Ar- 
rangements made for cricket 'match between Red House 
C.C.and members of Lndge ; 23 members preseTit. — 
September 16. In the cricket match alluded to above 
the members of the Lodge were victorious. — September 
18. Twenty-four members present; arrangements made 
for having a Degree Temple. Recitations by Sisters A. 
and K. Butcher. Rea-lings by Bros. Cowley, Butch«r, 
Taylor, and Sister Gurney. Good session. — September 
25. Twenty-three members present ; ."js. collected for 
Orphanage. Recitations by Sister Butcher and Bro, 
Paris ; dialogue by Sister K. Butcher and Bro. Cripps; 
readings, Bro. Tavlor and Sister Gurney. 

BiTTERNE.— " Bitte.-ne." September Id. First class 
tea to which a good nutuber of membe^.^ a^d visitors did 
justice. Later, a public meeting the Rev. J, O'Brien 
Hoare, M. A . presiding anl delivering a suitable and in- 
tpreating nddres?. A choir renriered several selections 
from the Crystal Palace book in a credltaMe manner. 
Bros. Saunders. Ready, Duftin, Luckham, Flowers, and 
Sisters Payne, Padd, and others, gave songs and recita- 

Htll.—" Flower of Hull." September 2^. Lodge insti- 
tuted at the Mi'«sion-room, new Hull and Barnsley rail- 
way and dock work-<,Hedon-road. The Lodge was opened 
by Bro. F. Oliver, D.C.T., East Yorks, supported by the 
District Executive, and a large number of the members 
from various Lodges in Hull were present. Several 
members were admitted by c.c, and 11 new mem- 
bers were initiated. The Lodge was principally compr>sed 
of the workmen and their wives. The mission clergy- 
man, the R^v. C.Tyrrell, was appointed L.D., through 
whose instrumentality the Lodge has been formed. 

Netley. — " Geneva Cross." September 22. Visit 
from Bro. Flower, V.D.. who presided. Good number 
of visitors from Bitterne.Capital evening's entertainment. 
Bros, Saunders, Duffin and Flower, and Sisters Hillyer, 
Cave and Payne, rendered recitations and songs. Three 
members re-obligated. Lodtre prc>pering. 

SouTHAMi'TON.— "Ph.ernx." Septe-iber 20. Public 
concert. Bro. Campbell.. W.Sec, presided. Sister 
Eckett ably presided u^ pianiste for the evening. Eros. 
Besant, H. Hill, W. Ready, Bull and W. Flower, and 
Sisters Bull, Eckett, and Messrs. Perress and Hopkins 
rendered the musical portion of the programme. The 
Rev. H. J. S. Wood, M.A,, curate of St. Mary's, de- 

livered astiriiugand practical address, which was listened 
to with attention. 

Worcester — " Star of Worcester." September 2o. 
Visit from Malvern Link L.nlge, who officered and 
entertained. Short stirring addresses by Bros. .T. Pi;iCd 
and J. Jones MaWern, and Bro. Lawson, D.E.D., 
Lincoln. Suugs, duets, glees, readings, and recitatmn^ 
by other visitors. Two initiated. Very pleasant and 
profitable pes.<ioii. 

HfLL.— " Union." September 21. Novel programme. 
Paper read by Sister E. Thorpe, D.V.T., on "Sisters' 
Influence," and a reading, reciting, and singing contest 
was held. Being brothers' pound night, brothers only 
were allowed to compete. Three prizes of Is. each were 
given. The adjudicators made the following awards:— 
For reading, Bro. F. R. Jones, Uniou Lodge ; reciting. 
Bro. Paragon Lodge ; singiuir, Bro. Furniss, 
Sculcoates Lodge. Several members drew c,c. to open 
a new Lodge a\p_ongst the workmen at the Hull and 
Barnsley new railway and dock works. 

SoN-d OF Mars. B 2.— September 21. One initiated, 
two proposed ; after which a public meeting, presided 
over by Bro. P. Hawthorn, W.C.T., who gave a stirring 
address on "Our Order." Bro. J, W. Howells, L.D., 
read a paper on Temperance, and urged all to assist in 
Juvenile work. Song.s and recitations by members and 


St. Avstell.— " Pride of the Village." _ September 22. 
Institution of Temple in connection with Peace and 
C.mifort Lodge. Twenty-five juvecilt-s were initiated, 
and 10 adults became honorary members. Bro. Reed, 
S.J.T., and the ofticers of the Hope of St. Austell, 

Torquay.— " Excelsior Stepping Stone." September 
22. Fruit banquet, for which si pood supply of v.arioua 
fruits was provided. About 180 present. A very plea- 
sant evening was spent. 


SouTHi'ouT.— "Montpelier." September Iti. At the 

invitation of Bro. P. J. Wiiitehead. D.T., the members 

enjoyed a most pleasant evening together. After tea a 

rendered, and the welfare and eflicieacy of the Good 
Templar work in the town were discussed. An earnest 
and fraternal feeling pervaded the meeting, and all the 
speakers evinced a sincere interest in the promotion of 
the Good of the Order. Recitations and readings were 
introduced, and pleasingly varied the proceedings, at.the 
conclusion of which the company separated, afresh sti- 
mulated in the endeavour to rescue the fallen and save 
others from falling. A hearty vote of thanks to Bro. 
Whitehead was unanimously accorded. 

Clapton. — " Havelock." September 21. Full meet- 
in^' at the Homerton's Hope Lodu'e. Second degree 
conferred on 13 candidates by D.T., Bro. J. Farmer. 
The Temple has voted upwards of ±;o towards the expenses 
of the week's mission, to be held at Morley Hall, Hackney 
during the incoming week. 

Haulow.— September 21. Bro. Graham, D.C.T., in- 
stituted a Degree Temple in connection with Hadlow 
Invicta Lodge. The second deu'iee was conferred on 
four and the third degree on two members. The Temple 
was closed at nine o'clock, when the Temple members and 
some of the Sub-Lodge members sat down to a coffee 
suppei", provided by Bre. and Sister Stone. 


Bow.— On September 23, a meeting of Nos. (i and 7 
Sub-district was held at the Commonwealth Lodge. Bro. 
E. A. Gibson, V.D., presided in the absence of the 
D.C.T. Laree and entimsiastic attendance. Tlie prin- 
cipal subject before the meeting was the I'C^t method for 
carrying cut the week's mission at the Morley Hall, 
which commenced on September 2o. Reports werp 
tendered fro:n Sister Piingle, S.J.T,, Pride of 
Hnmerton, J. T. ; and Sister Tompkins. S.J.T., for 
Commonwealth J.T., both of which very satisfactory and 
encouraging. Si.ster Prinsle particularly emphasising the 
importance of the Seniur Lodges rendering the \itmost as- 
sistance in carrying on this Juvenib work. Reportswere 
also presented by the Commonwealth, BrookBeld, Victoria 
Park; Odell, Homertou ; Hopes, and Upper Clapton 
Lodges, all of whicli shewed an increase of membership. 
The Degree Templar, Bro. Farmer, gave an encouraging 
report for the Temple, and urged the members to be con- 
sistent and support the same, as by so doing they were 
supporting a fund whichwas devoted entirely to agcreasive 
public work. The CD. for Hackney. Bro. Hanlon, also 
addressed the meeting, and referred to the political im- 
portance of the Order in time of need. The meeting 
throughout was successful, and great good ia anticipated 
from the contemplated campaign. 


Further subscriptions received by Bro. J. Griflin, 
P.D.C.T., i:^, Windsor-place, Plymouth, since Let 
acknowledgment :^ 

♦East Kent h i:i 

*VV. Somerset... :( :t (> 

""XorthumberlandCUal.) 1 Ki 

*Sistpr Metford 1. u 

Hardwicke Granpre Lodge in a 

'Midlaad Defiive Temple .") <; 

*Loudon Freedom Lodge ,'5 

*Re(e"7ed through, G.L. oflE:e. 


October 2, 1882. 

G.W.C.T.— Joseph Malinb, 1 Grand Lodge Offices 
G.W.Co.— D. Y. Scott, \ 18, Congreve Street, 

G.W.Seo. — James J. Woods, ) Birmingham. 
G.S.J.T.— S. R. ROLFE, 45, Panlet-rd., CamberweU, S.E. 

Naval District. 
D.C.T. — James Rae, Maiket-place, Reading. 
W.D.S.— Oapt. W. H. Phipps, 25, Lee-park, Lee, S.E. 
D.S.J.T. — J. Butler, 39, Prince George-street, Port^ea 

IVIiLiTART District. 
D.C.T.— Henry Robertson, 1 3, Elizabeth-cottages 
D.S.J.T.— Mrs.A.ROBERTSON, ) Shooters Hill, S.E, 
■W.D.Sec— P. Hawthorn, 10,, London. 

The P.G.W.C.T,, having presented to the Grand 
Lodge, for u^e in Subordinate Lodge?, a supoly of 
Gospel Temperance Hymn Books, the G.W.S. will 
forward twelve copies to any Lsdge Deputy making 
formal application for the same. 

Tax for quarter ending August 1, received during 
the week : — 

£. 8. d. 

Sept. L'O.— Cape Coast 1 « lu 

„ 20.— Westmoreland 'J 11 

„ 21.— Kent, E 13 17 1 

„ 21 .-Gloucester, N.W. ... 2 S 

,, 22.— Staffordshire, W. ... -1 3 !l 

,, 23.— Devon, N 1 '.I 5 

,, 2.^. — Dorset tJ 7 

„ 2.3. —Yorkshire, N. ... ;.. 3 17 10 


. Professor F. W. Newman 2 

JAS. J. Woods, (Hon.) G.W.Sec, 
G.L. Offices, 

Congreve-street, Birmingham. 


D.SJ.T.'s Reports tor quarter ending August 1, 
have been received as follows :— September 20, Essex : 
21, Notts, W. Cheshire, Leicester ; 23, Naval ; 23, E. 
Devon ; 2i;, Beds. 

Samuel E. Rolfe, G.S.J.T. 

45, Panlet-road, London, S.E. 


Such mighty relics of a bibulous age as the so-called 
"Welcome of Kaefernburg"— a hornshaped beaker 
holding exactly two quarts of liquor — bear witness to 
the absorbent capacities of the fifteentli and sixteenth 
century Germans. Whosoever, in those days long 
past, visited the Count of Kaefernburg for the time 
being was invited to empty tt e brimming '■ Welcome" 
at a single draught ; and the names of those who 
drained, or attempted to drain, the pnisrant beaker 
were inscribed iu a register kept for that purpose. 
Dowji to the year l-'SO every toper whose feat in con- 
nection with the "Welcome " has been recorded in this 
register succeeded in tossing off the cnp's contents 
without drawing breath ; but from that date to the 
year 1608 barely a moiety of those who attempted the 
arduous empriFe in question proved fqual to its 
achievement. From ICOS to 1700 the- Welcome" was 
never once emptied at a pull, although many of 
Kaefernburg's visitors made strenuous efforts to do it 
honour in the manner prescribed by ancient custom. 
Their failures are duly set down in the register above 
alluded to, and conclude the chronicle of potatory 
exploits asaociited with this famous drinking -vessel ; 
iEor tince the yeai- in which Prussia became a kingdom 
rio one has as much as attempted to fulfil conditions 
which were obviously not regarded as insuperable, or 
even oppressively onerous, by valiant topers three 
centuries ago. In these degenerate days it would be 
no easy matter to discover a drinker throughout the 
length and breadth of toe Fatherland, even among 
the " mossy-headed renowners " of Heidelberg, Bonn, 
and .lena, capable of swallowing half-a-gallon of 
Rhenish in one stupendous Kuhschluck, or cow-gulp, 
as such extraordinary draughts are idiomatically 
designated in the language of Goethe.— Drj/V;/ 


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9, Paternoster-row. 

Medical Officers: Dr. James Edmunds. 8, Grafton.street, Picca. 

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Snm assured in the year 1881 jg^jy g^ 

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Total Snm Assured g 767's4ti 

Accumulated Capital ' "* .yo2o'oOO 

Annuallucome ]][ ! '379000 

Receipts and Expenditure in the Temperance arid General See. 
t,ons kept distinct. The profit, in the Temperance Sect?oirw 
been about 20 per cent, more than in the General 
Entire Profits and also the Accumulated Fund belong to tie 
rOTprospectuses. tc., apply to THOMAS CASH, Seeretarr. 
13^ A tew active Temperance men wanted as Anentn 
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I road (opposite Jame-i-street). ' ' """''• 


OOTOBER 2, lft82. 


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Tear , 53. Od. „ lOs. Od. 

Subscriptions may coinmcncc nt any date and must be pre-paid. 

Post Office Orders payable to Johs KEMPsrER, at "Ludgati 
Bhat niglit the Lodge 

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ncets. ^Vhcn no hour is stutjd tlie Lod^e 



Ark ofSafoty. St John's Sch., Wadding-st., Walworth. Juv. Tem, 6 

Ciiv of London. Aldersgiite Schools, 181, Aldersgatt 

Clifswick. Mission Room.Fraser-st., DcvonshirG-rd..C!ii«wick. 7.30 

Eastern Stnr. School, Sp'odinc's Gardens, Lo'A-er North-st, Pojilar 

llunrv Anseli. Temp. Hall, Clmrch-possaKe. Cross-street, Islfnclon 

Hflmpste.^d. Gratitude. 1, WelU-liulIdings. HiKh-»trect. S.13. 

OianRi; Branch. Congl. School-rm.| Orange-st., Leicester-sq. 8.15 

Rc-trlni. British Schnol-rnom. Kentish Town-road 

Seven Sisters. HoUoway Hall, Hollowfiy-road. N. 

South SIclropolitaD. South Metro, Temp. Hall, Black friars -road 

Ptiir of Itielimond Hill. Temp. Hall, Church-walk. Kichmond 

Vulcan. Temperance Hall. Cross-street, Blackfriars-road 

Albert Bond of Brntherhond. St. .lames's Schl.-rm., Hatcham. 
Ten vickc (late B.aptlsti. Mlssion-rm..Clivc-rd.,Lwr.Norwood 
Fnichley Excelsior. Prim. Metli. Chapel. East Knd, Flttchiey 
Freedom of London. Whitfield Tabncl., Tniicrnaele-rnw. Citv-rond 
GfiDd Shepherd. Kbenezer Cli., Novth-end-rnad. W t-t KVnMiictnn 
Hand of Friendship. St. Anni-*s Mi=?.Room. Sr. .lohirs-rd., JIdxton 
Hope (if Kensal. Wesleynn Chapelj 
Jabcz Burns. Lecture Hall, Cliurch-street, EJfiwaro-road. 
Mftrlborough, Chapel Sch.-rm., Marlbro'-sq., CoUege-st., Chelsea 
Peel. 32, St. John's-lane, Clerkemcell 

Star of Sydenham. Bible Chrsfn. School, Wastdale-road, Forest Hill 
Star of Sydenham. Jtn-AniV Tr-r'T'l'' di. do. do. 7 

Siratf.rd Excelsior, 'inn II' ^ilr■tin-st^eot. Stratford, E. 

Temple. National Tmi; , I I '«tnre Hall, 337, Strand 

Crown of Snrroy. Wl'^lhh; lUil, \. i.->i-ijw-5treet, Upper Norwood, 
Crystal Fountain, Temperance Hall, Ciiurch-walk, Richmond, 
G. W. McCree. 26, Castle-street, Oxford-street 
Golden Stream. Horns Institute, Bermondsey-square. S,E. 8.15 
Harringav. Baptist Chai>el, Park-roadi Cronch End. N. 
Hope of Norbtlon. Prim. Meth. Chap. Victoria-rd.. Norbiton 
Jehovah Jireb. Lockbart's C(icoa-rms..lfil. Westminster Rridge-rd 
Kinc"^ Mc53CUgor. Coffee Pilace, EigU-street, Nofting-hill-gato 
MnvRfirot JlcCnrrev. Svdncy Hall, Lcadcr-strect. Chelsea. 
New Cross Excelsior. Prim. Mctli. Chapel, Napier-st., Dcptford. 
Pride of Isledon, Essex Hall. 45, Essex-road. Islincton. N. 
St, John's Islanders. Board School, Glengall-road, Cnbitt-town. 
Victory Won. Wesleyan Sch.-rm, Munster Park Chapel, Fnlham 
West End of London. ■Workmen's Hall, 12, Bell-9t,. Edgivare-road 
W.lllum Tii-eedie. School-room, Charles-st.. Cambcrwell New-road 

Alert. Worldng Men's CTiib, Green-walk, Eermondsey. 
Alliert. 47, lUBtitute, Wilkin-street, Kentish Tows, N.W. 
Ealing. St. Mary's Coffee Tavern. St. Mary's-rond, Ealing 
General Garfield. Paradlse-Toad School, Clapham-road. 
Giesham. Coffee Hall, 301, Cold barb on r-lane, BrLiton. 7.30 
Heart's Content. OS,, Long-acre, W.C. 
James McCurrcr. Bedford ini.. Upper Manor-st.,KinE'3-rd., Clielsea 
Kinp's Cross Excelsior. 148, lung's Cross-road, near York Hill. 
Military Brotheni. Temperance Hall, Caroline-street. Old Kent-road 
Pahnerstnn. Drill Hall, St. Georcc's-r.i., WimMednn .T Temp. 6.45 
Pride of Rateliff. Friends' Heeling lIon-i'>, Brooli-srroet, KatcIifT 
ShatLesbnry Park. Tyneliam Hall,T\Tic]iain-road, Elsey-rd. 8.15. 
Silver Street. Coffee Tavern. Higli-strcet, Kotting Hill 
Tottenham Holdfast. Red Honse, High-road, Tottenham 
Victory. Prim. Meth. Snnday School. Union -road, Rotherhlthe 
West London Plonter. Temp. Hall, Church-street, EdiTWare-road 

Bedford. Friends' Institute, Wheeler-atreet, Spltalflelds 
Coverdale. Edinburgh Castle Coffee Palace, Rhodeswell-road. E. 
Grosvenor. Teetotal Hall. George-street, Sloane-square, Chelsea 
John Boweo. Alliance Holl, Union-nreet. Depiford. 
John Bnnyan. Goat Coffee Tavern, Vork-rd., Bnttersea. Jut. T. 6.30. 
.Tnhn Clifford. Dauntless Hall. Lisson-grove. 8.15 
Peekhara fi. Albert H.ill, Albert-rond, Peckham Jut-, Temple. 6.30. 
South London. Bible Cliristian School-room, Waterloo-road. 81 
Workmen's Home. Board School, Langdoa-road,Janction-road, N. 

Cambridge. St. John's Lecture Hall,Cambridge-9t., Golden-sq.j W. 
Comer Stone. 93, High-street. Poplar, E. 
George W. Johnson. Trinity Scb., Carllsle-la., Westminster Br.-rd. 

Stockwell's Hope. Stockwell Institute, Stock^vell-road. 8.15 

BARRow-iK-FtRNESs.— Hope of Rarr w. Temp. Hall, Greengate. 7. 
B HA DFORD.— Alston. Wliito Abbey Coffee Tavern. 7.30 
Briohton.— Carlton Union. Sussex-street Mission Hall. 8.15. 
Canterbprv.— Day Star. lO.G.T. Room, 6, High-street, 8.15. ■"^a 
Darlinqton. — Invincible. Norih-cnd Ciob-rm.i Northgate. 7.30. 
Dover. — Loyal Hubert de Burgh. Caroline-placc. 7.30 
Exeter.— Oddfellows' Hall, Bampfyide-street. 
Epsom.— Home Circle. The Mission-room. High-street. 
Folkestone. — Love and Unity. Templars' Hall, Tontine-street 
Harborke.- Excelsior. St John's Schools, High-street 
LAscASTEn. — County Palatine. Tcmplar'p-room^, Friarspas. 7.30. 
Manchester.— Pioneer. Collegiate School,,Upr.Brook-st, 
Newton Abbot.— Samuel Albert. Temperance Hall 
NoKTUALLEKTON.— Battle of the St.induid. Tcm. Hall. 7.30 
Tr NBKiDGE Well-*.— Welcome. AVeleome Coffee Tavern, 7.30. 
Vestnoh.— I'ndcrcmr. Temperance Hotel. f.l5 p.m. 
Yarmouth.— Northgate. North Mission Room, Caistor-road. 7.30 

BiRMix^nAvt.-Sandf'.rrl Model. Sr. Saviour's Sch., Farm-st. 7.45 
Iif;h,::...N.-r;'-^;' I:,,-t.,ne. Snsscx-st. Mission Hall. 8.1^. 

C\ ! ■ ( ■■.n,hi- iiu'*-. I) owning. street Chapel 8.15. 

Cai ^' . i . - . I 11 Cninhow. Inf. Sch. Rm., Mile-lane. 
Cm .\ -.f-mblv Hooms, Qiieen-strect. 

] \, , !!.■■■ I I \LtiT, K.TiUate Coffee Tavern 

l,,i I 1 I ^ ' .1 i,iuii>. 1 O.G.T. Hall, Tontine Street 
c.ui ^; 1 ' ' ;r.()(i iii^pe. Bethel, Uodney-rond. 7.45 

(itni; ., - rii.iTv. Wni-d Street Hrtll. 8.1B. 

)l( 1 II ^plar-^' Hall, St. John-street. 7.30. 

lli:i;~i (A . - . -i Lvnu).— Ilopeof Hnrst. Whitworth-Ht. 7.30 
Ivi..,,, — Ivcr Vale-ii.'it.m. Infant School-room. l.'SO 
Leicbstkm,— Excelsior. Charle-'-street School-room. 7.30 
Manchester.- Tower of Reftige. Prim.Meth.Sihool.Upper Moss-lane 
Pi.YMoDTH,— Temple of Peace. Borough Arms, Bedford-street 
Readi:»g.— The heading,, We-t-street Hall 

St. LeosaRDS-Os-Sea.— W.irrior. Gen^ini,' Hill. 8.l'5 
SoNNiNOHiLL.— Sunningdulf. Mi^-inn HiU SnnninL'hill 
Woking (Surrey).— Gold iwnnhy, liif^iu .School-room., St. John's. 


ALnEnsHor.— Dhll-Khushia. Mrs. Slovold's School, Albert-rd.*7.S( 

ABTys-UNDKR-LTNB. -Ashton'sHopG. Tern. Hall. Chorch-st. 7.15 


Batu.— Cotterell. 9t. J 
BREtTTFonD.— Lord Clydi 

I). Hall. Greengate. TSO 

II . ;H.«ark.street, Old Bridge 
-treot, Brentford 
1 iL,ol,Russell-st. ais 



Xi! Despcr.mdiim. Bntisii School, High-street 
St. LEONAnD'H-oN-SEA.— St. Leonards. Temp. HjiII, Norman-rd. g.lfi 
TRANMERF.(Birkenhcart).— GIeamofSiinshine.Misi.Ho.St.Paurs-rd.7.30 
TrNRHLDfiE Wells. -Never too Late. We.s., Ods. Stn. 
. Temperance Hnll, Pai-k-strcct. 7.30, 
Guthrie Eximple.S. Mark's S-r.Darlington-st 


AiTRisrnA«.— Crusaders. Islington Arms Coffee House, 
Ardwick.— Faithful and True. Co-operative Hail, Djwning-st. 7.30 
Bath.- Weston. Gospel Hall, 7.30. 

Birmingham.— Severn Street. British School-rooms, Severn-street 
Blackpool.— Gleam of Hope. Abingdon-nreet, Church-street 
Bprton-on-Trent.- Equal Rights. Tho Cafe, Hornin glow-street 
Canterburt,— Stephen Langton. I.O.G.T. Room 6 Utfh-8t. 8.15 
" -Croydon Pioneer. Vie. Coffee Tavern, Church-street 


Wcstgatc Coffee Tave 

ExtTER.— Matthew the Miller. Pio 

Gravesevd.— of Gravcsend. Public Hall, New-road 

Gbe\t Yarmol'tb.— Bethel, Mariners' Chapel, 7.30 

Hodnslow.— Hope of Hounslow. Oddfellows' Hall, High-street 

LivEitPooi,.- Star of Promise. Free Clmrch Schl.-rra.. Russell-st. 

Liverpool.— Cranmer. Hand in Hand Club. Foley-st,, Kirkdale 

Leeds.- Nil Desperandum. Wfntoun-st. Schoo'-rm. (off North-st.) 

Mauciibster.— City. Temp. Hall, Stanley-st., Dule-st., Piccadilly. 

Milton.— Safeguard of Milton. Coffee Tavern. 7 

PoRTSMorTH.- Templars' Alliance. Victoria-st. Schlrm.. Mile End. 

Portland.— Ark of Safetv, Maidenwell. 7.30. 

Pendleton.— Hope of Saltord. John-st. Hall, John-st., 7.30 p.m. 

Rainuam (Kent).— Garden of Kent. Ivy-street Chapel 

Rugby.— Hope of Rngby. Campbell Coffee "Tavern 

Sheffield.— Pennington. Friends' Sch.-rm.. Meeting House-lane 

Spalding.— Hand in Hand. Temperance Hall, The Crescent. 8.16 

BinMiNOHAsr.- CentraL Albert Chambers, Paradise-street. 7,30 
Brighton.— Advance Guard. CongL Ch. Sch.-rm., Lewes-rd. 
Bristol.- Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-street. 7.45 
SuhT St. Edmunds .—Star and Crown. Friends' Meeting House 8.30 
CAiinRiDGE.— Whitefield. Lecture Hall, Wilson-st., Long Acre. 
CiiALVET (Slough). —Pride of the Village. Temperance Hall, 7.S0, 
Devizes.— John James Pox, Large room Friends' Mtg. House, 7.45 
Exeter.— Abraham Lincoln. D. &l E. Coffee T:iv., 101, Fore-st. 
Folkestone.— Safeguard. Templars' Hall, Tontine-strcet 

Guildford.-^ . ... .. .. 


King's Lynn.- Hope to Prosper. Foresters' Hall, 

Leicester.— John Williams. London-road Echool-room 

LowEhToFT.- Welcome Cocoa Tree. 7.30 

MANrHESTEn.— Loyal Robert Whitworth. 117. Grosvenor-st. 7.45 

Salford.— Hope of St. Bartholomew's, St, Bartholomew's School. 

Tatton-street, 7.30. 
SiTTiNGBODRNE.— Trinity Star. Trinity School-room, Perabury-st 
TPsnRiDGE Wells.— Silent Dew. Fdlv. Soc's. Hll., Camden.rd. 
Walton-c DM- Felixstowe.— Pioneer. Co-operative Room, 7,80 
*" Hope of Weymouth. Temp. -Hall, Park-s 

WiKCnESTER.-llchen Valley. St. Maurice Hallj High-street 

Winchester.— Celer et Audax. St, Maurice Hall, . 

Belfast.— Erin's First, CUftnn-street Lecture HalL Friday 
DciBUN. — Crusade. To^^-n Hallj Uathmines-road. Wednesday 
Dcblim.- St. Catherine's, School-room, Thomas-court. Tuesday 
Waterfoho.— Mizpah. Protectant Hall. Thursday. 7.30. 

DoDQtAB.— Primrosej James-streeti Market-placei Thorsday. 
Grand Lodge of South Australia I.O.G.T. 
R. W. G. Lodge of the World. 
Members of the Order emigrating to South Australia will please 
note the address of tho G.AV.S.— A. Thomas, F.C.S., Gresham-s treot, 
Adelaide, S.A. 

Antwerp.— Britannia. No. I, Mariner's Chnrch and Institute, 
Avenue du Commerce. Wednesday. 7,30 , 


■rd. E, 
Tomperauco Star. Frid 
Malta.— Knights of St. John, Vittoriosa. Monday. 7, 

ToWNfiviLLE.— Northern Star, No. 5, Masonic Hall. Monday. 7.30 

Cape Towh.— Excelsior. Templar Hnll, Wednesday, at 7.30. 
Woodstock (late P peudroopi.— Kuveka.DutchCh.Scli,-rm.Tuos.7.30 
iswick-sqnare. Thursday. 7 


Ry. Blue F., 32, L 2nd Bdc. R. G. Inft.-sch. Tnes. 7.30 

Chatham.— Red White & Blue. I.O.G.T. Hall, Old Brompton. Sat. 

East Indies.— Stranger*' anc Pilgrims' Lodge. No. 24, 2/ Regt. 

European Infantry Lines, Sitapur, Bengal. Mondav. 6.30 p.m. 

ShoebdrynesS.— Hopeof Shoebur\-nes^. Th') Inst., Dint 
Shooter's Hill.— Ubique J.IO. 3."Elizhth.-nf.t^.. Rod Lion-1. \V<\ 7. TO. 
PiMLiOO.— Sons of Mars, ''Guaidsman'Cotr. Tav. Ruck. Pal.-rd, TU. 

The right kind of boy with a pea-shooter can take 
a man's mind off hia basinesa tronblei and politics 
quicker than anything else in this bleak, cold world. 

'■ Tommy," said a mother to her peven-year old boy, 
" you must not interrupt me when I am talking- with 
ladies. Yon must wait till we etop, and then you can 
talk." " But you never s'op," retorted the boy. 

A thoughtful Scotchman, after mature delibcrition, 
concluded to marry, and havinor come to tbisconclaaioa 
the next stpp to be decided on wa? to make choics of a 
proper partner. Having selected the lady and fecured 
introduction, he said, " Weel, Janet, lass, ahiv cam' 
ta the conclusion to marry ye if ye hiv nae serioua 
objection?' " Jfan, Jock/' replied Janet, '■ indeed a 
wad ba very mui;kle obleeged to ye if ye would." And 
hn frav-d — and wedded. 

"An' you're at the schnle now, are ye ?" was the in- 
terrogatory of a countryman to a little nephew, who 
had a short time before commenced hia education. 
" An' d'ye like the schule, my man V " Yes," whis- 
pered the boy, "That's richt I ye '11 be abraw 
scholar, J'se warrand — How far are ye, hinny ?' 
'■ Second dox,' " Second dux, say ye ? od, man, ye 
deserve something for that " — (thrusting two whole 
penny pieces into the hand of the delighted nrchi^i) 
— ''An' hoo m^oy's in yer class?" "Me an* a 
lassie 1" 


Oct. 2.— Northampton, N Bozeat. 

,, 3. — Lancashire, N Blackpool. 

„ 1).— Devon, E Torquay. 

,, 9.-Moumouth Monmouth. 

,, 24.— Wiltshire Swindon. 

„ 25.— Yorks., E Pocklington. 

„ 31.— Yorks., Cleveland South Bank. 

Nov. 4.— Lancashire, S.E Bolton. 

,, IS.— Kent, W Woolwich. 

,, 20.— Dorset Wimbnrne 

,, 20.— Gloucester, W David Thomas' Memo- 
rial School, Bishopston , 

,, 20.— Northampton, S Kings !;horpe. 

„ 20.— Salop Oiiweatry. 

,, 20.— Worcester Oldbury. 

„ 27.— Cheshire, E. & M. ... Sandbach. 

„ 28. — Hampshire, S Lymington. 

„ —Somerset, E Pill, near Bristol. 

Dec. 12.— Durham, S.;' Howden-le-Wear. 

Corrections and additions should be sent to G.W C.T., 
G.L* Office, Congrevp-streefc, Birmingham. 



Reid.— Kemp.— On September 20, at Rugby, Bro. 
Sergeant Geo. Reid, Rifle Brigade, "The Prince 
Conaort's Own,"P.W.C.T. of the Loyal Watercourse 
Lodge, Ciirk, io Lizzie, eldest daughter of J, Kemp, 
Esq., of Wolverton, Bucks, 



G.D.M. 1871. 

RBG-AIjIA of superior qaality and style. 

Officers' Snb-Lodge 40s., 50s., 6O3., 100s. 

Do. District Lodge BOs., 6O3., 7O3,, 8O3., lOOi., 
120s., 1403., I8O3., 200s. 

Members' White Bs. to 12s. per daz. 

Second Degree 16s., I83., 2I3. „ 

Third Do 16s., I83., ZK „ 

Purple Velvet Ts. 6d., IO3. 6d., 13s. to 100a 

Scarlet Velvet (G.L.) ... lOs. 6d. to IOO3. each. 
Juvenile Temple Regalia. 
Officers', 10s., 153., 2O3., 3O3.; Membei-3' white, Ss., 43.," 
5s., 6s. per dozen ; Superintendents', Ss. to IO3. each. 

Good Templar and Temperance Publioatien 

Depot, and Lodge Requisites. 

Banners, Scarves, and Sashes for all 


TJ.O.T. A.S.P. Soirves from 4s. ; Lodge Sets Complete, 

30j.,40s., 50s.,G03.,to— . Junior do., 233., 303.,403,,to — . 


P.O. Orders payable at Falcon-road Post Office. 

October 2, 1882. 



..iB. : 

Rr.DCCTioxs oil a series of consecative insertions as follows :— 
13 insertions M 10; 26 as 21; .^2 as 40. Aa the5e Advertise 
mento are imerted at specially low rates Remittance mngt 
accoa pany Order- 

NAMES FOR BOOKS.— One Hundred Labels, cnt and 
gammed, with yonr name neatly printed thereon, EIGHT 
Stamps ; fifty. Five Stamps.— R. Peters, Tovil, Maidstone. 

TURE.— Neatlv bound in cloth. Suitable for a present, 
— :_- A d„„ 35, 6d.— Jons Eempster Am> Co., 

POPULAR DIALOGUES, &c. — Thousands of 
Dialogues ard Pieces on Temperance and for Schools ; 20, 
for 6 stampfl, SO for 12.— Woolcock, Printer and Masic-seller, 
Htlrton, Cornwall. Catalo^oies free. 

TIES and others— To Lot. a Large Clab-room. suitable 
for I.O.G.T. Lodfjoamlothermeetini^'s.— Alexandra Coffee Palace, 
Hornsey-road, Holloway. 

BEDROOM for a respectable young man or two 
friends. THrms moderate. Total abstainers only.— 
Bro. Beeton, Lodge Depnty, B, Andover-street, Aiidover-road, 

REAL S I L V E R new Blue Ribbon Badge ( 
Brooch, &!., Po.-t Free, or 5?. 6d. per dozen.— D. MaHaGe 
hi, Arden-street, New Brompton, Chatham. 


Practical Guide to thn establishment of such Missic 
Free, Six Stamps, — John H. Owen, West Bromwich. 

TO BE DISPOSED of by Private Treaty. Coffee 
and Billiard Rooms, Mill-place, St. Helens, Established 
1874. Oye room Eoata eis hundred persons, one, one hundred ; 
grand piano in lai'go room ; billiard-room with two tables. 
a^n^f — I— -., 4. 1 ^. ^2^y occupier is disposin;^ 


Peepaid Rates under aboTO beading: — 
Kot exceeding three lines . . 10s. 6d., per quarter 
Per line beyond 4g. Gd., „ 

Six times honoured by Royal Patronaso. — Secretary, Mr. James 
BOTER, 50, Beaumont-square, London. E. 


To afford facilities for keepers of Temperance Hotels to 
bring their houses nndor the notice of Good Templars and Tem- 

fierance friends throu'^hout the country, we have fixed the 
ollowing extremely lew rate for payment. In Advance. 
Three Lines. 2l8. per annum. lOs. 6d. per Line beyond. 

Green. Board and lodgings, with every comfort and accom- 
modation for Temperance people. ThrfC minutes' wai/c f>ovi 
the stutUm. 

HULL- — Hatler's Family and Commercial Temperance 
Hotel. — Hull Temperance Clnb, 8, Albion-street (three doors 
from the Royal Institution). Hull.— Gut Hayler, Proprietor. 
ILFRACOMBE.-ThkOnlt Temperance HoTEL,l,Bei?rave 
terrace. Two minutes' from sea and Capstone Parade. Well- 
fumi.ihed, and most comfortable. Char'.^es moderate. — W. R. 
FosTKB, Proprietor. 

LONDON— Insoll's Temperance Hotel. 21, Burton- 
orescent, W.O. Comfortable ax'commodation. Patronised by 
G.L. Executive. 0losetoEuston,St.Pancra9 and King's Cross Uys. 

LONDON— Eaton's Temperancb Hotel, 32, Millman- 
stroet, Bedford-row, Holborn. Bods from Is. 6d. ; Plain Break- 
fast or Tea, Is. 3d. Central, open, quiet, and clean. 

LONDON'— Tranteb'sTemperance Hotel, 9,Bridgewater- 
gquare. City, E.G.; near Aldersgate-stroet Metropolitan Railway 
Station, handy for everywhere; comfortable, quiet, and clean; 
oharees stnetjy moderate. Bods from Is. 3d. per nia:ht ; plain 
breakfast or tea, lOd.; no charge for attendance. Established 1S59 . 

LONDON.— Good acoommoilation for visitors on moderate 
terms. Private. Close to Hyde Park, and convenient to all 
parts.— 10. Raphael-street Kuightsbridge, S.W. G. P. Stall- 
wood, D G.W.C.T. 

MANCHESTER— Turner's Commercial Hotel, Halli. 
vreU-street, Corporation-street, close to Victoria Station. 
Moderate charges, every home comfort, dining, emoldng, and 

Limited, Chief Offlces :— Loudon Bridge, City, E.G. See 
Reports and Opinions of the Press as to the remarkable progress 
made by the Company. Wanted, additional Agents iu all 
districts. To good business men liberal terms and certain 

P. J. FOLEV, Manager. 

sale Prices, at J. Moore's. Buxton-road, Huddersfield. Prices, 
with Drawings of every instmmout, post free. Musio for any 
kind of Band. Bandmen's Caps. Patronised by the Army, 
Navy and Rifie Corps. Second-hand Instruments bought or 


1 Exohance. 

A GIFT. Free. Post paid. Prof. Browns 
Shakesperian Almanac (Tliastrated) for 1883. 
It fairly k'ows with quotitiinia and illustrations fnim 
the '• Bard of .\von.!' I shnll print three million copies, 
and will send tea coiiies free, prepaid to any one who 
will judiciously distribute them ia their locality, — 
Address, Fekdk, W. Hale, 61, Chandos-street, Covent- 
garden, London, 


In entirely free from SMELL 

Are mmnfactured without FHOSPHOBUI! 
Are perfectly harmlese to the OPEEATIVIS 
Are Tery Damp Proof [EMPLOTED 

Are not liable to Spontaneonj Combiuties 
Light only on the Box. 



ooklk's antibilious pills 

Id Boxes at IB. Ijd.. 3^. ^^, ^ Sd., and IIB. 

OOOKLK'S antibilious PILLS 


In boiM at la. Hi., is. ad., 4a. td., and 111. 









Registered under the New Friendly Societies Act. 

THIS ORDER, having been established over 40 years, 
and extending througnont the British Islands and the 
Colonies, offers to ' Abstainers a safe investment. Men of 
sound constitution and good moral character, from 15 to 50 
years of age, may becoiue members, securing, in ease of sickness, 
from is. Cd. to 15s. per week, and in caso of death from £5 to 
£20. Contributions Id. per week for each 23. 6d. per week in 
sickness, and 5d. per quarter for each £5 at death. This Order 
is the wealthiest, largest, and oldest Temperance Friendly Sceiety, 
having over 32,000 paying members enrolled on its books. Every 
information for the openmg of Nevp Tents and forming Districts 
may bo had on application to the Socretai7, R. Hunter, (?, 
Lanc&ater-avcuue, Fennell-Str^et, Manchester. 

HYDROPATHY.— A Week at Malvern for Two 
Guineas ; Board, Lodging, and Treatment. Without 
Treatment, 30s. Address, Bro. or Sister Langlet, Leicester 
House, i'amard's Green-road, Great Malvern. 20 years' experi- 
ence with Dr. Gully and other?. Refer to Bros. Malins, Kirtou, 
Wagstatf, Bingham, Glaisyer, Ac. Lower charges in Winter. 

SULPHOLINE LOTION.— An external means o( 
curing skin diseases. There is scarcely any eruption but 
will yield to SULPHOLINE in a few days, and commence to 
fade away eveu if it seems past cur«. Ordinary pimples, redness, 
blotches, scurf, roughness, va-iish as if by magic ; while old, en- 
during skin disorder.'!, that have plagued the sufferers for years, 
however deeply rooted they may be, Sulpholine will successfully 
attack them. It destroys the animalculie which cause these 
ightly, irritable, painful affections and always produces 

J-J will completolv restore in a few days gray hair to its 
original colour witliout injury. The Sulphur Hair Restorer 
effects its objects satisfactorily producing a perfectly natural 
colour ; thoroughly cleanses the head from scurf, and 

growth of 1] 


Sold by Chemists ia large bottles. 


Purifies and Enriches the Blood, Strengthens the Nerves 
and Muscular System, Promotes appetite and Improves Digestion, 
animates the Spirits and Mental Faculties, Thoronghly reemits 
the general bodily health, and induces a proper healthy condition 
of the Nervous and Physical Forces. 

Ia stronirly recommended as a desirable, safe, eoonomioal, and 
advantageous mode of takin? otreagthemng medicine. The 4s.6d. 
Bottle contains 32 jeaanred dos is. Sold by most Chemists- 

C0RN3 and BUNIONS. — A gentleman many years tormented 
with coruB will be happy to afford others the information bt 
which he obtained their complete removal in a short period, 
_j*».««4. ^-:- » ™ ;-«««.»«« fl^«- —Forward an addressed enve 

200 CAHCLE3; 



Givts 1 brilliant 12 feet picture unparalleled. 

U J Jl^hi'ii E^q . <ayi. it eqails the Limelight nuco£6 6', 

with i lULb contlensors, brass fiout«, donblo coiubmation lenses, 

rack and < onlilo pinnion, "plcnth.llr (rot up, -ctond quUitj, 

i.-4 4s.; it is twice the power U tbo patent 


bavin? Z\ donble condensors. rack, and pinion, which 13 £2 2s. 
See opinions of Sir Antonio Brady, H. Tarloy, Esq., Dr. 
Crofs, *c. 

The Dnplesicou 01- two wick lanloni,Si oondoii- 
sor, onlT £1 10. . , 

The Esbihitor'a Binrnal L.intoru. t inch, with cntuo bia-s 
fronts and accessories, all complete, £15 15s. 


The ARTICULOSIS SORBEN frame— a new Invention. 

JleMon Safety Jet, by C. H. Moldon, Esq., Q.C., M.P., a gom ot 

portability and offectivcnes:. 

A STOCK OP OVER 25,000 SLIDES to select from. 

Comic sii)u""'' Is rlu-omatropes, 88. Cd. Coloured Pboto- 
"i-apbs. Js , ', , .: ,1 The cheapest iu the world. Quality 
ffuarantiiil <> i . ;iies this season. 200 Lecture Sets., 

NewTomii ■ -The Drunkard's Dream ; Ten Nights 

in a liar i: - i I ! ' t tuld, what it will become: also, Sir 
Jaspers Bottif ; ilruukard s Projiess ; Gin Fiend; J. Plough- 
man's Pictuivs (special) ; Two Now Pantomimes. Temperance 
Hymns and Mottoes. 

I .Elaborately ILLUSTRATED CATALOfiUE, 170 pages, 6d., 
with Testimonials au'l Opinious ot Press. 

Pamphlet of uew things,2;,d. 

The Art Oallory. with Thousands of Shdcs, on view by day or 
nisht, is a sight to be seen. 

W. O. Hughes, Manufacturing Optician, 

NEW SLIDES.— The Wai- in Egjijt, beantifiilly got up, 


Splendid Figures of 

PUNCH AND JUDTt fifteen feet high. 

Also large Jumbo Elephants, Osen, Donkeys, Zebras, Monster 

figure of Jouu uarieycorn in ms oarrei li 

Full particular.'' to Good Templars, bands of Hope, Tem- 
perance and Gala Committees, on application to BEN. 
ILLINGWORTH.S, Rebecca-street, City Road, Bradford, Yorks. 

N.B, A Grand Ordinary 10ft. Ballooa will be sent to any 
address for 1-1 stamps. 





Midland Countif 



fOBiessed of this EEMEDY, Every Man may be 
fiia owa Doctor It may be rubbed into the 
System, eo as to reach any internal Complaint, 
by these meai.s, it cures Sorea or Ulcers in the 
Parts. It is an infallible remedy for BAD LEGS, 
BAD BEEASIS, Contractea or Stiff Joints, GODl^ 
EHEUMATISM, and all kinds of Skin Dieeasei 

{Tenth TlwusaaJ.) 

Nuts to Crack for Moderate Drinkers, 


New and Revised Edition. 

Paper covers, price 2d. ; post free, 2^A 




OcTOBEB 2, 1882. 

See this Week's Number of the New Series of 



Sixpence. Post-free, Sixpence-lmlf penny. 
Containing a PORTRAIT IN COLOURS of 





Together with numerous other lUustrations of 




" His Royal Highnfins the. 
Prince of Wales has eayressecl 
himself as being highly ;>fea.«?^ 
with the Portraits of Sir 
Garnet Wolseley and Admiral 
Seymour." — 


"His Royal Highness the 
Prince of Wales has exjyressed 
himself as being highly j)leased 
with the Portraits of Sir ' 
Garnet Wolseley and Admiral 
Seymour." — 


Owing to the demand for tlie First Number of tlie New Sej-ies of 


Containing the POETEAIT IN COLOUES of 


The Proprietors have decided to reprint A SPECIAL EDITION, which will be ready for Publication on MONDAY, 

OCTOBEB 9th. Price Sixpence. 


Prlntu I h» the NatloDiil Pr«M AEenOT, Ij!m!t«a. If. Whltefrian-rtreet, Fleet street, B.C., ,mi publUhed for ikg QrancI Lodge of Bngissad by John Kempetet & Oo,i 
ir.u™. n, < timiv^m * «- «i .1 Bolt-MOTti HMt-Bteest, IrtadoBi—Monady, October », im, 

Pbinoiples. — Total 
abstinence, by life-long 
pledges, and the absolute 

probibition of the manufacture, importation, and sale 
of intoxicating liquors. 

POLICT. — Broad, allowing Lodges to act according 
to locality, time, and circumatances. 

Basis. — Non-beneficiary, the object being to do 

Onb Penny. 

good, rather than receive benefit. 

Teems of Membebsiup. — A small Entrance Fe« 
and Quarterly Subscription. 

Eligibility — Both seiea are admitted, and are 
eligible for office. 


" Why; John, who would have thought of eeeing 
you ? " excloimed Mr. William Carter, when his 
younger brother, who resided at Eaathampton, Fome 
;^0 miles distant, called rather unexpectedly one after 
noon. " I'm 80 glad, and I'm sure Slartha and the 
girls will be quite delighted. " 

" Oh, I had a pressing message by wire to come i 
about that Rockmoor business, so I thought I should 
look in for an hour or two while I waited for the 
return train." 

Mrs.Carterand her two daughters presently put in an 
appearance, and warmly greeted their relative, after 
which the elder lady apologised for having to go out 
and give some necessary directions to the servants, 
and the younger ones went up.?taira to make some 
alterations in their toilet, leaving the brothers alone. 

The conversatiou soon turned upon a point which 
was very iotorasting to both. Now, John Carter was a 
staunch teetotaler and never allowed a drop of intoxi- 
cating liquor to enter his house. He naturally wished 
to bring his brother, who was very daar to him. over to 
his viewB,but the latter, although he disliked drinkiag 
customs and rarely touched liquor for his own part, 
was afraid that if he did not conform to the so-called 
''hospitable" usages of society he might lose caste and 
estrange many of his friends. 

" By the bye," inquired the younger brother during 
a pause in the conversation, '-how is Lewis getting 

Lewis was Mr. William Carter's only son, 

"Well, I can't exactly say," replied Mr. Carter, 
gravely and deliberately, '■ I can't exactly say that I 
am quite as well satisfied with his conduct since his 
return from school as I think I had a right to expect. 
But boys will be boys, yoa know." 

As the subject wuS evidently a painful one, John 
Carter oonsideratelr efrained from pursuing it. He 
would not give his orocher further pain by acquaiit. 
ing him with the fact that ha had seen Lewis the 
same afternoon leaving the Railway Hotel in company 
with two of the most reckless young men in the town, 
and looking fl oshed and slightly excited with liquor. 
Buthe meant to see his nephew at the earliest oppor- 
tunity, and if possible to open his eyes and save him 
from madly plunging into a downward career. 

" Doyou know whom we r,,^ d for Mayor yester- 
daj ?" said John Carter turning ' the conversation. 

His brother replied in the negative. 

" Why, Mr. Wallace, an acquaintance of yours, and 
a very dear friend of mine e shall hi over here 
together on some business next week, and I wish 
you would invits him to dinner. " I'm sure he would 
be very glad to know yon better." 

" I shall be delighted to see Mr. Wallace here at 
any time," wag the rejoinder ; and accordingly, a few 
evenings later Mr. Wallace dined at Springthorpe 
'Villa. It was a quiet family parly, no guests being 
present besides Mr. John Carter and the Mayor elect. 
Lewis Carter was also at table, a fine, frank-lo oking, 
handsome young fellow, but betraying to a keen 
observer, some slight traces of dissipated habits. 

No intoxicants were used by any of the party, out of 
deference to Mr. Wallace ivBo was well known to be a 
rif id abataiacr; 

I cannot explain exactly how John Carter 
contrived to introduce the subject of home drinking 
but he did so; and in the course of a friendly dis- 
cussion which ensued, appealed to his friend to con- 
firm his views on the point. 

"I a?sure you,' he said to his sister-in-law, '-that Mr. 
Wallace could, if he would, relate something that 
occurred within his own experience which you would 
certainly find interesting." 

Mrs. Carter expressing a warm, albeit polite, desire 
to hear Mr. Wallace's narrative, that gentleman pro- 
ceeded as follows :— 

Some years back there lived at EasthampCon a 
brassfounder in a good way of business who was a 
widower with two children. Harry was the eldest, 
and Ectie the youngest of a rather numerous family. 
The boy was wilful, wayward, and obstinate to a 
degree, but Ettie from her babyhood was the sweetest 
and most loveable child that ever gladdened a house- 
hold. Everybody loved her, and she loved everybody, 
especially her father and brother. I am sure that if 
there were occasion, she would have died for them with 
a smile upon her lipa. 

Now I believe Harry would have grown up to the 
years of discretion without contracting a liking for 
drink it it had not been for the foolish conduct,! will 
not say evil example, of his father. He, poor man, 
had not the remotest idea of the immense harm he was 
likely to do by not only drinking on bii own account, 
but by helping his guests and even his own youthful 
son to large quantities of liquor at his own table. I 
must hasten to say that I by no means put this forth 
as an excuse for Harry ; indeed his conduct was in- 
excusable upon any grounds whatever. But whether 
his conduct was excusable or not it is certain that it 
was at his father's table he first learned to relish the 
taste of liquor— it was under his father's roof that the 
boy grew up to be a drinking man. 

Harry had s;arcely oornple;ed his tjveutiet'n year 
when the melancholy truth dawned upon the brass- 
founder that his son was already iu a fair way of be- 
comiog a confirmed drunkard. He spoke to him seve- 
ral times upon the subjeot in rather a rough sort of 
way, but without effect. E;tie, who was then six 
years old, and who had already joined a Band of Hope 
by the alvice of her schoolmistresB, joined hir tender 
entreaties with her father's rather harsh expostula- 
tions ; and I believe she would have suooeoded in 
saving the young scapegrace if the matter had bsen 
left in her hands. But both father and son were 
quick-tempered and obstinate, and one day after 

more serious quarrel than usual, Harry left his 
home in high dudgeon, and left for London with only 
a couple of pounds in his pocket. Being decently 
educated, and having a fair knowledge of business, 
he soon succeeded in obtaining a situation as clerk 
which he speedily lost, and then another, which he 
also lost ; and finally a third from which he was dis- 
— issed in disgrace, and each dismissal was directly due 
todrink. After this his family heard nothing about 
him for a considerable time ; and his father, who was 
now thoroughly estranged from him, forbade his name 
to be mentioned in the house. 

I may mention, however, that before he succeeded in 
getting humble employment as an occasional helper 
at a stable, he suffered the most dreadful privations, 
and was jodre tUaa on«e in immineTit danjet of death 

by starvation. Yet even this terrible experience did 
not avail to cure him ; for when after a time he was 
employed to drive a cab, and consequently had some 
money to squander, he took to drink ouoe mora just as 
if he had never suiJered from its terrible consequences 
A brother cabman named Joe Banks, a staunch tee- 
totaler, and highly respected by all who koew hira 
took a warm interest in Harry, and tried hard to 
induce him to become an abstainer, but the young man 
was 80 obstinate in his evil way that, stout-hearted 
as he was, Joe almost gave up the case r.s hopeless, 
and feared that his new acquaintance would come to 
a miserable end. 

Another cabman, who plied from a cab-rank in the 
City, was in the haloit every morning of driving a 
wealthy butcher named Burton from his home, near 
Finsbury-park, to the Metropolitan Meat Market. 
Beiug laid up for a few days with a severe oold, he 
deputed Harry to drive in his plac?, and as this was 
better than waiting aboat for uncertain jobs, the latter 
consented. He found Mr. Burton so chatty and agree- 
able that he confided to him his name and a portion 
of his history. He was known amongst the cabmen 
pimply as " Harry ; " yet. to his great surprise, on the 
fourth day Mr. Burton informed him that he should 
not require his services again, at the same time pre- 
senting him with a handsome gratuity. 

Harry was not aware at the time that Mr. Burton 
had recently married his father's youngest sister, and 
that on the very day he discharged him, his little 
sister Ettia had arrived in London on a visit to her 

Whea the butcher got home that evening he told hi s 
wife, in the presence of her niece, how he had die- 
covered that scapegrace nephew of hers whom the 
family had not heard of for some time. 

" And do you know what he's doing now ?" iuquire(? 
Mr. Burton. " Why, dtivinga cab. He's the identical 
cabman that has driven me to the market for the last 
four mornings. Although he was always half tipsy 
I felt an interest in the man, feeling sure that he had 
seen better days ; and so to-day I put him several 
direct questions, when he told me who he was, little 
dreaming of our relationship." 

"Well, and what shall we do?" asked Mrs. Burton 
who deferred tofeer husband in everything. 

" Why, leave him alone, " was the rep . " Eithe 
his case is hopeless or it is not. If there s hope for 
him the best thing is to let him suffer hardships for a 
time, which will tsach him the folly of his conduct! 
if there's no hope what's the use of worrying our- 
selves ani annoying his father about a drunken 

Mr. Barton further informed his wife that Harry 
plied from a c\b-rink in the West End, mentioning 
the name of the street. 

Not a word of all this was lost upon little Ettie. 
She felt as if she had never truly loved her brother, 
until she found the hands of all the other members of 
the family against him. Oh, it he could be induced to 
become a teetotaler I Her father she felt sure would 
forgive him, and receive him back into his house. 

A sudden resolution formed itself in her mind. She 
would go to the cab-rank and plead with her brother 
In person. She might possibly succeed ; al 11 events 
the experinient was wovth .trying. 

Next day she esjiytd ia cjrry hei teso (n'o 


October 9, U 

execution— a very bold resolve, you will admit for a 
child not yet eipht years old. For even a grown-up 
strangpr to Loudon, a walk from Finsbury Park to the 
\Veet End, is a sufficiently difficult expedition. How- 
ever, after several hours of patient toiling; alonnf 
through the apparently endles-^ street?, doting whicti 
the was obliged to inquire htr way a number of times. 
Ettie almo&t reached her destination. "Almost,"! 
repeat, because she never quite reached it. 

She had arrived within a few yards of the cabstand, 
and was crossinpr the street when the horie at the top 
of the rank, which had been left unattendel whilst 
the cabman was drinking in a neighbouriug puhlic- 
house. took fright at something, bolted, and bore 
down straight upon her with alarming speed. Her 
dfstruction teemed inevitable. Apparently no eaithly 
power could save her. A cry of horror burst from 
the spectators, when, juat as ehe was about to be 
trampled underneath the horse's hoofs, the animal 
suddenly swerved, and although one of the cabwheels 
just touched her as it swept past, knocking htr down 
on the hard roadwoy, she ppcaped wilhsome trifling 
bruiees. Her escape under Providence was due to Joe 
Banks, who, driving along from the opposite direotiou, 
observed Ettie's imminent peri], and as a last desperate 
expedient, threw his whip at the runaway horse, 
causing the animal to swerve, and thus saving her 
life. With a woman's temlcrness he lifted the child 
into his cab and conveyed her to the nearest hospital. 

On bis return to the cab-rank the cabman known as 
" Harry " canie forward. 

" Oh, .Toe." he said,'' this is all my fault. I would 
force Bill Berry to leave hia horse and come in and have 
a drink, and this is the result. But is the child much 
iojnred? Is she likely to recover ?" 

"She's not much hurt, poor thing," replied Joe. 
'■ It'a strange, but she seems to know you. and says 
she was coming here to see you when the accident 

'■Did she give her name /" inquired Harry, breath- 
lessly, '■ But you needn't answer, I know who it must 
be, and I'm oIF to see her at once." 

So saying, Harry hastened to the hospital, where 
he gave his name, and was adaaitted to see the little 

She had already partly recovered from the effects of 
the shock, and received her brother with every evidence 
of joy. 

" Ob, Harry, dear," she said, " I'm bo glad I've found 
you at last. I was going to see you when this happened. 
I had heard "—and she hesitated — "I had heard so 
many things about you." 

" You heard I drank, perhaps ?" inquired Harry. 

•' Well, yes," was the reply. '' ButI hope you will 
give it up, Harry. It can only lead to disgrace and 

" I will, Ettie," replied her brother, earnestly. "Joe 
Banks, the good cabman who saved your life, has 
been iryiag for some time to eet me to become an 
abstainer, aud laie aa it is I'll take your and hia 

'■ Oh, dear Harry, you've made me eo happy," cried 
Ettie joyfully. 

Harry meant what he said. Never, he thought, 
had a man received a more terrible warning. Had 
he not narrowly escaped being the slayer of his own 
sister ? 

He took the pledge, and, although I don't mean to 
tell you anything about his after career, I may men- 
tion that from that moment eTerythini? eeemed to 
prosper with him. To this day he rejoices ac having 
become a teetotaler. And if you don't object to being 
told a little secret, I may inform you that Harry the ex- 
cabman and myself, Harry Wallace, are one and the 
same person. 

The Carter family v/ere deeply impressed by Mr. 
■Wallace's narrative. Already favourably inclined to- 
wards the Temperance cau«e, Mr. Carter, his wife, 
and daughters took the pledge at once. They also 
banished intoxicating I'quora from their home, and 
■were surprised to fiud that they rather gained than 
loEt in respect and popularity by the step, many non- 
teetotal i'cienda commending them for acting con- 
sietently with their Temperance principles. .Ifter an 
interview with his nncle, Lewis followed bin parents' 
wise example, and became ({aite an altered young man. 
It is no longer a secret that he will soon become the 
husband of little Ettie. 

Bro. R. .T. Kendall's Marriage.— At Trinity 
Methodist Church, Avenue C, San Antonio Texas 
United States, on September 10, Bro. R. J. Kendall, of 
Tl'f Galrtstcn Ki its (late of Holloway), was united to 
Miss Florrie Davies, of Holloway, London. Both 
bride and bridegroom were members of Seven Sisters 
Lodge, meetingin Holloway Hall, Bro. Kendall being 
the W.S. of the Lo ige for many consecutive quarttrs 
from 1875 to I8S0. Sister D^vies was al^o a good 
officer, aad greatly esteemed by all who knew her. 
Bro. Kendall wei.t to Texas in the autumn of last year 
and ou his arrival ac San Antonio immediately obtained 
a position on the staff of the San Antonio DAth/ Ti:Hr.'<. 
only leaving that piper to go ou the Galveston Dnilif 
Ni-n-s, the hading paper of Texas, ae correspondent and 
bueiness agent la San Antonio. 

pRO. KosBOTTOM Ib DOW open for engagementa.— 
jUbtoa*road| £dKe>gr9ei]| Uclboroe, Lancashire.— ['■I (2v^ 



George R., 
£(LUicre,i3 We cannot but observe with inexprcpsible 
concern the rapid progress of impiety and licentiousness 
and thatdeluge of profaneness immorality and every 
kind of vico which to the scandal of Oar Holy 
Religion and to the evil example of Our loving 
subjects hath broken in upon this nation 
We therefore esteem it Oar indispensable 
duty to exert the authority committed to 
Us for the supprestion of these spreading evils fearing 
le^t they should provoke God's %'rath and indignation 
against Us and humbly acknowledging that We cannot 
expect the blcbbing and goodness of Almighty God by 
whom kings reign and on which We entirely rely to 
make our reign happy and prosperous to Ourselves 
and Our people without a religious observance of 
God's holy laws to the intent that religion piety 
and good manners may according to cur most hearty 
desire Sourish aud increase under Our administration 
and govfrnmeut have thought fit by theadviue of Our 
Privy Council to issue Our Royal Proclamation and 
do hereby declare Our Royal purpose and rcjolution to 
discountenance aud punish all manner of vice pro- 
faneness and immorality in all persons of 
whatsover degree or quality within this Our realm 
aud particularly such as are employed near Our Royal 
Person and that for theencoaragementof religionand 
morality We will upon all occasions distingaieh per- 
sona of piety and virtue by marks of Our Royal favour 
and We do expect and require that all persons of 
honour or in place of authority will give good example 
by theirown piety and virtueand to their utmost con- 
tribute to the discountenancing persons of dissolute 
and debauched lives that they being reduced by that 
means to shame and contempt for their loose 
aud evil actions and behaviour may he there- 
by also enforced the sooner to reform their ill 
habits and practices and the visible displeasure of 
good men toward them may as far q.% possible tupply 
what thelaw8(probably)cannotaltogetherprevent And 
AVedo hereby strictly enjoin and prohibit all Our 
loving subjects of what degree or quality soever 
from playing on tne Lord'ij Diy at dice cards 
or any other game whatsoever either in public 
or in private houses or other place or places 
whatsoever And we do hereby require and 
command them and every of them decently and 
reverently to j»ttend the Worship of God on the Lord's 
Day on pain of Our highest displeasure and of being 
proceeded against with the utmost rigour that 
may be by law And for the more reforming 
all such persons who by reason of their dissolute 
lives and conversation are a scandal to Our Kingdom 
Our further pleasure is and we do hereby strictly 
charge and command all Oar Judges Mayors Sheriffs 
Justices of Peace and all Officers and Ministers both 
Ecclesiastical and Civil and all other Our subjects to be 
very vigilant and strict in the discovery aud the efiec- 
tual prosecution and punishment of all persons who 
shall bo guilty of excessive drinking blasphemy pro- 
fane swearing and cursing lewdness profanation of 
the Lord's Day or other dissolute immoral or 
disorderly practices and that they take care 
also to effectually to suppress all public gain- 
ing houses and other loose and disorderly houses 
aud also all unlicensed public shows interludes and 
places of entertainment using the utmost caution in 
licensing the same also t ) suppress all loose and licen- 
tious prints books and publications dispersing poison 
to the minds of the joung and unwary aud to punish 
the publisher and vendor thereof and to put into execu- 
tion the statute made in the 2llth year of the reign of 
the late King Charles II. entitled An Act for the Better 
Observance of the Lard's Day commonly called 
Sunday and also an Act of Parliament made 
in the iith year of the Reigu of the late 
King William III entitled An Act for the 
More Effectual Suppressing of Blasphemy and pro- 
faneness and also an Act passed in the 21sb year of 
Our reign entitled An Act foi: Preventing Certain 
Abuses and Profana'iion ou the Lord's day called 
Sunday and all other laws in force for the punishing 
and suppressing any of the vices aforesaid and also to 
suppress and prevent all gaming whatsoever in public 
or private hnuaes on the Lord's Day and likewise that 
they take effectual care to prevent all persons keepiug 
taverns chocolate houses coffee houses or other public 
houses whatsoever from selling wine chocolate coffee 
ale beer or other liquors or receiving or permiuing 
guests to be or to remain in such wine-houses in the 
time of Divine Service (on the Lord's Day) as they 
shall answer it to Almighty God and upon pain of 
Our highest displeasure And for the more effeccual 
proceeding heiein We do hereby direct and command 
all Our Judges of Ajrize and Justices of the Peace to 
give strict charge at their respective Assiz:B and 
Sessions for the dueprosecution and punishment of all 
pereoQs that shall presume to offend in any of the kinds 
aforesaid and also of all persons that contrary tn 
their duty shall be remiss or negligent in putting the 
said laws in execution and that they do at their 
respective Assizes and Quarter Sessions of the Peace 
cause thia Our Royal Proclamatiou to be publioly read 

in open Court immediately before the charge is 
given And We do hereby further charge and com- 
mand every Blinister in his reppective Parish Church 
or Chapel to read or cause to be read this Our Procla- 
mation at lea't four times in every year immediately 
after Divine Service and to incite and stir up their 
respective auditors to the practise of piety and virtue 
and the avoiding of all immorality and profaneness 
and to the end that all vice and debauchery may be 
prevented and religion and virtue be practiced by all 
officers and private soldiers mariners and others who 
are employed by sea and land We do hereby ctrictly 
charg:e aud command all Our Commanders and 
Officers whatsoever that they do take care to avoid 
all profaneness debauchery and other immoralities 
and that they by true and virtaons lives 
and conversation do set good example to all each as 
are onder their authority and likewise take care and 
inspect the behaviour of all such as are under them 
and punish all such as shall be guilty of any of the 
offence.^ aforesaid as they will be an»werable for the 
iU consequences of their neglect herein. 

Given at Our Court at Sh. James the 8 June 17S7 
in the 27 year of Our reign. 

God Save the King. 


'fluit the Earl of Nelson has stopped the brewing of 
ale in hie establishment, and substituted money for 
beer allowances for harvest work. 

27iM^ intoxicating liquors have been stopped to the 
patienta in Ashton-under-Lyne Workhouse by order of 
the dctor. 

That several townshipa have been started near 
Sydney, N.S.W,, on the same principles as those of 
Saltaire and Bessbrook,the eale of in toxicatingliquors 
being prohibited. 

'fhat the revenue in the City of Aberdeen amounted 
to £l*Jt) 153., being an increase of £110 1.J3. Gd. on the 

That the annual consumption of beer per head, in 
litreeCa litre being about 1^ imperial pints), in the 
chief countries of Europe, is as follows :—Ras9ia, 
271.10; Germany, SS ; England, Hl^. 

Ihut the duty from spirits in Russia amounts to 
£23 000,000 for 90,000,000 Russian?, while that in 
England is £29,000,000, on 32,000,000 Britons. 

That during the past ten years, Great Britain has 
aoent £ 13 G,000,U00 on drink, and Russia £50,000,000. 

That our Governmenthas prohibited the importation 
of gunpowder into Zululand, but the importation of 
spirits id left free. 

That the number of paupers in the United Kingdom 
is 1,108,789. 

That ot the 120 millions sterling |spent yearly in 
alcoholic drinks, one fourth goes into the general 

That Professor Leibil fctates that 1,460 quarts of tJie 
best Bavarian beer contain exaetlij the nour'tshrnent of 
a2ilb. loaf of bread. 

That Sir G. WoUeley has issued a general order to 
the effect that severe punishments, including oonSsoa- 
tion of property, will be iuflicted on persons aelling 
spirituous liquors to the soldiers. 

That Virginia drinks up her entire wheat crop 
annually, and that the liquor drank in Louisana cost 
17,000,000 dollars, or 200,000 dollars more than its. 
combined cotton, sugar and rice crop. 

That Prohibition has made such progress that the 
more prominent saloon keepers in Detroit have closed 
up and gone into another business. 

That one of the signs of the growing demand 
for intoxicating beverages is the reported acquieition 
of a herd of cows by one of the great railway com- 
panies ia order to supply fresh milk to travellers on 
their lines. 

That Chicago has iOO ministers and 5,000 drink- 

Tluit England has spent £2,400,000,000 during the 
last 10 years in intoxicating drinks. 

Ihat the largest number of pledges and ribbons 
(3iJ3 of the former and i'>37 of the latter) taken during 
the Torquay Mission were obtained on Friday the 
29th. when Bro. J. F.Uranand the G.W. Counsellor ad- 
dressed the meeting. 

That there are at the present time 14*1,096 members 
of the LO.G.T., in the British Isles, of which *nj>9\ 
belung to England, 42,671 to Scotland, and 2,039 to 

r/i« (5 the present membership under the R.W.G.L, 
of the Worldi8lt<S,4G2. 

2hat the present Juvenile membership is estimated 
at 85,401, of which 7,530 are honorary. 

That the article entitled " The Temperance move- 
ment, its origin and development," in Ward and Lock's 
'■ Epochs and Episodes of History" is from the pen of 
our esteemed G.W.C.T,, Bro. Malins. 

That theUev. H.M.O. Price, late G.W.Sec.Jersey, was 
elected G.W.CT, at the last annual eession held last 
week in the above island, 


October 9, 1882, 


Lkctpbe by Db. B. "W. Kichabdson. 

At Kewcastle, on September 30, a large audience 
aaeembled to hear a lecture bj Dr. RichartisOD: on the 
aboTe BQbjeut, in connection with the Sanitary Con- 
gresi. Mr. Cowen, M.P., presided. We ti*ke the 
following from 'Jltc Times: — 

Df. Richardson, who was warmly received, said 
that the text of the lecture would be 'The Next to 
Godliness.' He need not tell that this was cleanliness, 
for the Btatement 'cleanliness is next to godliuess' was 
a proverb. Some held the statement as of 
biblical origin, bat it was not so. Others 
attributed it to the famous John Wesley, who 
perhaps, put it into the terse form in which it runs ; 
but it was ages older than Wesley, for it came 
down in the tractate Mishuafrom an old Jewish book, 
where it read " Outward cleanliness is inward purity or 
piety/' It was so, and if by some magic spell England 
oould wake to-morrow morning physically clean, she 
would wake pure also in spirit and godly in compre- 
hension of goodness. Cleanliness crowned the whole 
field of sanitary labour. It was the beginning and the 
end. Practised in its entirety, it would bauidh 
dibeaee. Where should it begin .' Like charity, 
cleanliness should bc^f in at home. It should begin, not 
only at home, bat by eveiy individual himself at home. 
Cleanliness of the body was one of the surest ways to 
steady health. In illustration of this Dr. Richardson 
indicated the relative positions of the Bkin, the 
lungs, the heart aed circulation, the stomach, the 
kidneys, in a physiological sense, shewing how one 
was related in function to the other, how the imperfect 
action of an unclean akin threw more or le>s perfect 
work 00 all the other organs, and how when they were 
embarrasj^ed the nervous nystera became affected, and 
even the senses interfered with in their duties. Iq 
urging the practice of cleansing the eurface of the 
body the lecturer explained that expensive and luxu- 
rious appliances were not required, A gallon of pure 
water, a wash-hand basin, a shallow tub to stand in, a 
lump of soap, and a good clean towel were all that were 
wanted for daily ablution. There were ft-w so poor who 
could not afford those, and the experiment always 
paid in the increasei health, happinetr'S, and vigour 
wliich it brought. Connected with this matter of 
personal cleanliness. Dr. Richardson said that th^ 
teuth must not be forgotten. A good tet of natural 
tteth was invaluable for appearance sake, for speech, 
for eaee from eufferiug, but most of all for good di- 
gestion. But one of the great causes of disea'^e and 
decay of teeth was uncleanlineee. The teeth should 
be brushed every night and morning withasoftbru^h, 
which oleaosed thoroughly and left no scratch or fric- 
tion. Health would not be clothed in dirty raiment, 
and dre^s, which was the hrst possesbion a man 
or woman held, and which was the first 
thing they were put into, should be cleanly as the 
baby which wore it. Clothing should be puri6eJ, 
not only by washing and brushing, but by ventilation 
also. When removed from the body at night it 
should be turned inside out and suspended in the 
air. They could not flatter their French brethren very 
heartily by imitating ^hem in the matter of personal 
cleanliness ; but tliere was one custom among their 
industrial classes whiah it would really be wise to 
copy. He referriid to the use of the blouse, or over- 
coverine, which they kept on when they were at work. 
The blouse not only kept all clean beneath it, but pre- 
served from wear, and, when it was made of strong 
homely material, was an economy of singular value. 
Cleanliness in the House was the next topic dwelt upon. 
A clean homo was a pleasant home, a thrifty home, a 
healthy home. Cleaoliuees in the houde meant, first 
and foremost, cleanliness of light. No house could 
be clean that was dark : no dark room could be kept 
clean, for dirt must be seen to be removcil. "Let 
there be light" was said to have been the first com- 
mand, and truly no command should ever stand before 
it or bar its way. Last century the blind statesman 
wko preferred taxation ac all coats to health at no 
cost, shut out the light from British houses and there- 
by brought in diseases like a flood. Pure light 
purified, destroyed the organic poisons of spreading 
diseases, made a cheerful countenance, gladdened the 
heart, caused the blood to flow quickly, brightly, and 
of natural ruddy hue Plants — the universal purifiers 
for man, taking up his breath, Uvingon his breath, and 
giving it him back in food produce — sickened 
and died if they had no light, but lived and grew 
rio^ ia th i wivd^ of f.hi3 their naUnl 
inheritance, "llore light, more light I " exclaimed 
the dying German poet Goethe. ''More light, m ira 
ligh^ ! " exclaimed the sanitarian as he loolced on the 
premature dying in their large, dense population, and 
touched by him -'who is clothed with light as a 
garment," sighad with them over their sorrows, suffer- 
ings, and oppressions. To c'eanly light should be 
added clean water. Dr. Richardson here dealt with 
the question of impure water as a bearer of disease, 
passed on to cleanliness of theairasa part of sanitation, 
deaoribing the Impurities commonly present in the 
air, and insiating that no kind of artificial purification 
oould in any way replaoe rapid obanga of air by ventl- 
UtioD, the simplest and moat efleotive modes of which 

were given. Cleanliness in food naturally followed 
what had be en said in reference to light, water, and 
air. H^re an observation was thrown in as to the 
manner in which the working man is often accustomed 
to carry his meals to work tied up in a handker- 
chief like a bundle of rage. The eviis of this unwhole- 
some practica were exposed, and a more wholesome 
practice of carrying the food in a light basket, neatly 
lined with a clean material or fabric was insisted on. 
The first thing that the working classes should cry for 
in every town was for a more extended system of 
publio baths and washhouses. Those carried with them 
at once the better cleansing of the body itself and of 
the articles in which it was clothed. Xext to this 
should come the deaiand for public laundries, with 
proper conveniences attached for the disinfeetion of 
infected clothing, so that the organic particles of di- 
sease by which the great and fatal pestilences were 
spread should not pa^s from person to person with the 
linen and clothiog which was called clean and was so 
often sent home falsely named under that disguise. 
The third matter to urge on authorities was the absolute 
necessity of giving a pure water supply — a supply dis- 
connected in the most perfect way from the sewage 
system of the town or village, and a supply that was 
constant, requiring no cistern in which the pure fluid 
had to be stored. The fourth improvement to be 
demanded was for open places in all crowded 
localities, more space for trees and flowera and 
grass, with pleasant walks in parks, for the people 
of all ages, and speciiUy for the young, who now 
fade in the gloom of the streets and alleys and slams 
of great cities. The fifth thing to insist on was better 
houses for the working populatioas, houses built on 
dry and wholesome foundations, of sound and healthy 
materials, and constructed with all the modern advan- 
tages of drainage. A sixth thing which should be 
demanded was the erection of workmen's workrooms 
in all towns — rooms where no family would be 
allowed to live, but in which, under proper supervision, 
every working man or working- woman could, for a 
small sum per week have a clean and convenient and 
comfortable workroom away from the living room, 
where many were forced often to abide, where the iu- 
fectious sick were cocpylh d often to lie, and 
whence too often the particles of disease were 
carried on the articles of furniture from the unfortu- 
nate home manufactory to the home of the purchaser. 
A seventh and last demand which ought to arise from 
the working classes of all town;*, and from none more 
th;in from Newcastle, was the purification of the at- 
mospheric air from smoke and all impure vapours and 
gasses in which plants would not live. Man was made 
to breathe in a garden, and where the garden was im- 
possible health was aleo. To clear towns like New- 
castle of smoke and bad air, to transform them all 
into gardens, was not a question of science any longer, 
but of legislation. 

The lecturer sat down amid renewed cheers, and, on 
the motion of Mr. Stephenson, received a hearty vote 
of thanks. 


Licensed to make a strong man weak ; 

Licensed to lay the wise man low ; 
Licensed a wife's fond heart to break, 

And make her children's tears to flow. 

Licensed to do thy neighbour harm ; 
Licensed to kindle hate and strife ; 
Licensed to nerve the robber's arm ; 

Licensed to whet the murderer's knife I 

Licensed thy neighbour's purse tj drain, 
And bring him down to ruin fast ; 

Licensed to heat hia feverish brain. 
Till madness crown thy work at last ! 

Licensed, like spider to a fly, 

To spread thy nets for man, thy prey ; 
To mock his straggles, suck him dry ; 

Then cast the worthless hulk away t 

Licen'^ed where peace and quiet dwell, 
To bring disease, and want, and woe ; 

Licensed to make this world a hell, 
And fit man for a hell below I 

Tvniiicmnce Visit". 

Aldershot. — The Liberty Lodge and others in this 
military town have localised the Temprranf- Mirror 
as their organ. Five hundred copies are distributed 
in as many homes free every month. 

Whitchurch (Salop).— At the Petty Sessions on 
September 30, the magistrates refused to renew the 
licencftjof the Lord Hill Inn, WhixiU, a very old fully- 
licensed house. The police gave evidence of the way 
in which the house had long been conducted, and said 
the neighbouring farmers and others were in the hubit 
of staying there hours together, and generally until 
closing time. Referring to the great number of 
drunken cases on the sheet, the chairman said it was 
the most melancholy list he had ever seen. 

Bho. IvKV. J. H. RiDDKirE, London Oongreffational 
Minister, is now open to conduct Qospel Tcnipe^-ancc 
Afissiona in the Provinces.— Address, Corban House, 
Hounalow, W,— [Advt.] 

Good of the Order.— The question was asked in 
the W.VTCHWOKD of September IS, ■'When will 
Sub-Lodges act in conformity with our Ritual?" I 
cannot answer when, but sincerely hope the time aaay 
soon arrive. I will give you briefly an account of a 
visit to a Lodge a few nights ago. Four of us were 
there— three acting W.CT.'a and a D.C.T. We got 
there before the Lodge opened. As the W.C.T. did not 
arrive in tim-^ the L D, took charee of tho Lodge, 
and made several j/ro trni. appointments. One of us 
wasput in as W.C. ; somehow this brother generally 
falls in for that office. Well, the Lodge got opened. 
One brother moved that the D.C.T, take the W.C.T. 'd. 
chair, which was duly seconded. The L.D., however, 
stated he had been thinking about it, but the W.C.T. 
would be coming just now. Ho would reserve 
that privilege for him to ask the D.C.T. 
to preside. The minute--* wero read and passed, 
when the L.D, announced that there was a brother 
to restore, Tbey never had used that ceremony 
before ; he started it and got over, it in a fashion. He 
then stated two were waiting to be initiated ; they were 
proposed and seconded, a show of hands taken instead 
of ballot, and without any investigation conynittee 
the ceremony was started. We got to the end of the 
W.C.'s prayer, where the I .D. stayed tho proceeJinga, 
and announced that a brother had just come in that 
was partly initiated laet week. He was, however, told 
that he was not in, but in the " ante-room" (whioh, by 
the way. is very near the outer door) ; the 
Guard was instructed to admit this half 
pledged brother, the W.C. asked to roid the prayer 
aijain, which w»8 done, th>3n the three candidates 
were initiated into the Order. I need hardly say that 
the Unwritten Work was very imperfectly rendered, I 
cannot describe the holy indignation I felt at the 
beautiful ceremony being eo marred. I may be some- 
what fastidious about these mattf-rs as my Templar 
education was begun. . . I won't say where, but 
your G.W.S, knows, and that's enough, I had 
better not tell you, for jou keep secrete so 
badly. This was new then to me, taking candi- 
dates in, and leading them fo far, then waiting 
until another week, I once took a book out in parts 
from one of Blackio's agents, and had to wait until 
all were delivered before I could get them bound; 
the sime principle is carried out apparently in the 
Lodge under the eye of the L,D. The W.C.T. arrived 
hurriedly advanced, saluted, and took his post ; had a 
look at us all, and went on with the business, I am not 
sure what his name i?, but John might do ; neither 
am I sure as to his profes'^ion, but from his use of the 
" gavel " he ooght to be near an anvil. He never 
took upon himself the honour to ask the D.C.T. to 
preside ; the good of the Order was never reached ; 
the Lodge closed, and we returned, thinking of 
days long past. Upon inquiry I found the 
Watchword is a stranger to the Lodge. If 
our brethren would but read it and study 
the Ritual, and qualify before taking office, how much 
smoother the wheels would revolve, and how much 
more effective our Order would be — aye, how much 
more, let those brethren hark, and say. Hoping 
never to see another scene like it, I would urge all to 
study our Order, and when raised to office "quit them- 
selves like men."— P.D.E.D. 


BRO.SKRCT..MA.TORMALO.VEY,R.A.,of the Good Sam- 
aritan Lodge, Manchester, won the second prize of i; 1 in 
shooting for the Carbine Club Prize, in the 7th Lan- 
cashire Artillery Volunteers, on Saturday, September 
30, at Astley. The first prize was won by Battery 
Sergeant-Major P, Rushforth, a life abstainer, Eich 
scored the same number of points, but owing to Bro. 
Maloney missing the target once, the first prize waa 
awarded to Sergeant Rushfortb. 

Josh Billings remarks in his philosophi sings, "A 
reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but 
the world will always keep their eyes on the spot 
where the krack wuss," 

The Liverpool police have taken an important step 
as to the betting that is paid to be carried on iu 
public-houses. Certain premi^es'belongiog to licensed 
victuallers have been watched for some time, and the 
result is that summonses have been is^^ued against nine 
Liverpool licensed victuallers for permitting betting 
on their premises. 

The reason why so many are unable to take Cocoa ia the varieties commonly sold are mixed with Mtarch, 
under the plea ot render Ine them soluble ; while really 
making them them thick, heavy, and indigeaiible. Thin 
may be easily detected, for if Cocoa thickens in the cup i( 
proves the addition of atnrch, Cadbury's Cocoa Essence In 
genuine ) ft is therefore three times the strength of these 
Cocoafli and efreahlog bfiverage like tea or coffee,^ 




GoTOBEa 9. 1882. 



Bv Bno. John- E. Podlteu, A.G. Sec. 

The WeiterQ Temperance League, holding its forty- 
fifth auniversary meeting in CHouccster on Tuesday, 
S«ptember 20, was an opportunit-y for the meeting 
together of a laige number of workers, old and young, 
in the cause of Temperance. Indeed, aa one looked 
round at familiar faces it was nob difficult for a 
momtntor two, to indulge the conceit and harbour 
the illubion that it was our own Annual Session 
decreed at York last Easter to be held is 
Glouceater the next year, and this fancy was further 
atsitted by the fact that the same building will te the 
rendezvous on each occat-ion. The building thua re- 
ferred to ia the Shire Hall, one of the finest public 
lialla in the West of England, of fine dimensions and 
handsome appearance, in the Ionic style of archi- 
tecture ; its only possible drawback for our own Grand 
Lodge Session meeting-place is that for purposes of 
discussion it is somewhat too large and lofty, but our 
Gloucester friends will doubtless provide against this 
by a special arrangement of .curtains and other pro- 

It is almost too early to set forth the attrictions of 
this interesting and well kept city,to iuterett and assist 
our representatives and visitors who will be (locking 
thereto next spring, and therefore without any further 
allusion to its cathedral, of delicate workmanship 
outside and fine massive Norman pillars inside ; of 
t.he Tolsey, built on the site of the Roman 
foium, and various Roman antiquities ; of 
ita ship canal and docks ; or of its memories 
of Robert Raikes, and George AVhitfield, I will just 
tell briefly of the proceedings which took me to ihe 
scene of my previous home and activities. Sermons 
had been preached in fleveral churches and chapels, 
including that of Roman Catholics, on the Sunday, 
besides a sermon on the Monday night by Bro. Rev. 
G. W. McCree, in the Shire Hall, on the words, "My 
tjeople doth not consider," the first part of the service 
being conducted by Bro. Rev. F. Wagstaff. The 
hall was well filled, and the telling facts and state- 
ments presented in the preacher's well known style, 
and with considerable skill, secured the unflagging 
attention of the congregation. On Tuesday morning 
ihe Conference opened with more than a hundred 
(Ulegates and visitors, which gradually increased till 
ihe number reached about 200, and the report of the 
^ec^etary, Bro. J. "W. Thornton, was listened to with 
i een interest. The society operates over 1-1 counties. 
:ind reports 30d affiliated (ocieties. embracing 
'■'emperance societies, sectarian and otherwise, Good 
Templar Lodges, and Bands of Hope. The work 
I oDsiets mainly of supplying these societies 
with lecturers and agents, who travel from town to 
t own and village to village, in some cases to deliver a 
lecture and seek subscriptions, and in others to settle 
< own for a fe* days and mission the particular place 
• r district. The latter plan is somewhat of a depar- 
ture, and two brethren, Bros. W. A. Sruce and T. 
Ilorrooks, have specially laboured in this kind of 
pgency, and with considerable eucceaa, Bro. 
a. CaUert has again another department of 
i.ork, bringing the claims of abitinence before 
iiien of position and influence by personal visits, 
aadby this means large numbers of this class have, at 
l.-ast, responded to the extent of contributing to the 
iunds of the society and wisliing success to the work ; 
iiiore than 50 memberti of the House of Commons and 
i+'ven peers of the realm have been so inlliienced. By 
t'leae agencies meetings have been held every day in 
the week throughout the year, to say nothing of domi- 
ciliary visitation, distribution of literature, and other 
vork. This result is more than justification for the 
existence of the society, and the plea for increased help. 
District conferences have been held for the purpose of 
Temperance people taking counsel together for the 
better carrying on of work to successtul issues. The 
income of the year was something under £1,^00, and 
the expenditure was in excess of this by about £oO. 
The president, the Rev. O. L, Mansell, rector of Church 
Knowle, followed the reading of the report with a 
kind of president's address, but I could not help feel- 
ing that our own plan of requiring a printed addres.* 
from the chair, to say nothing of the further relief 
■which ia given by its being taken as read, was a great 
improvement upon this plan. 

The president's generous words for other organi- 
sations were very heartily responded to. In the di-- 
cusbion ihat followed, one liitle incident especially 
tickled the meeting. Our old friend, Rev. J. Compston. 
I'omplaiued that with such a populous area the num- 
ber of affiliated societies was comparatively few, 
iudeed that the 300 sjcieties should be 1,300. Th« 
secretary very smartly and justly retorted that the 
PI eaker thould ett an example by forming a society 
in hU own village, and so begin at home. 
The new president was elected in the pcrton 
of Bro. W. S. Clark, proposed by cur dear 
old friend Mr. S. Borly. Various other for- 
malities occupied the rest of the sitting. In the 
Iternoon Bio. E. Wethered read a paper on " Our 
>Vater Supply,' which was lictened to attentive]y,and 
)vt felt by many of us %9 be hardly in place at acon- 

ference where the time was limited to but a few hoars, 
and where, in addition to necessary business, matters 
of vital importance to the League had to be Qiecu^sed. 
and a line of policy for the new year to be laid down 
A resolution urging the ii'iestion upon the 
Local Goverment Board was, after some very suit- 
able remarks fromjDr. Batten, unanimously adopted 
At the last yearly meeting the Executive were em- 
powered to take a new departure with respect to the 
kind ot agency employed, which eventually resulted 
in a decision to employ two or more district agents, 
and to adapt the work of the Leagae to the altered 
requirements and conditions of the a^e. Bro. F. 
Sessions now re id a paper, full of practical suggestions, 
pointiug out the work of such district agents or 
euperiotendentd ; it shewed that the old system did 
not adequatfrly meet the needs of either urbin or 
rnrjil populations, and that the methods were not 
elastic tnough to meet the present exigencies. This 
was followed by Bro. Rev. T. French, who had 
just been appointed to one of the district", who read a 
paper on "Temperance Work in our Villages." The 
main idea was that the villages should be missioned by 
and through the towns. A discussion, which some- 
times got wide of the point, followed, Mr. H, Cross- 
ham saying that in his opiniou separate organisa- 
tions for Temperance extension would not be required 
as in the pu^t, that the churches would take 
their place and do their work'; that the hardest 
work had been done, and the winning post was in 
view. I was certainly astonished to hear such a 
roseate view expressed from such a matter-of-fact 
quarter, and so were the majority of the delegates. 
Mr. W. J. Palmer, J,P., of the well known Reading 
biscuit firm, thought that the efforts made to spread 
the cause in rural districts _^were well repaid. Mr. 
J. T. Grace confessed that he was not eo hopeful as a 
previous speaker, and thought that there was great 
need still of Temperance organisations, and 
that the stirring up of the churches was due 
to these agents, who had thu^ done splendid work. 
Bro. R. W. Duxbury made a spirited defence, and Bro. 
Sessions wound up the debate, urging a five years' 
guarantee fund for the new work. It struck me that 
if an interval had been allowed for the filling up and 
formal announcement of promised subscriptions, 
that if that had been done deliberately and 
formally, the response to the appeal would 
have been larger and more general. As it 
was, Messrs. R. Cory and AV. J. Palmer, 
promised additional subscriptions of £2.5 each, cover- 
ing five year?. iThe further consideration and carrying 
out of the papers was then referred to the Executive 
Committee. The evening meeting was timed for 
seven o'clock, a too early hour for aTemperanc3 meet- 
ing even in Gloucester ; at eighi o'clock the room 
began to til), and the large audience cheered 
again and again at the speeches delivered 
by Bro?. Dr. Rawlingp, of Swansea, and Rev. 
Peiham Stokes, rector of Wareham, as well aa by 
the Mayor of Swansea. Rev. G. W. McCree, and the 
chairman, Mr. W. J. Palmer. The services of a large 
choir were of great assistance, and it was led in turn 
by Bros. W. Wyraan and J. W. Hopkins, P.G.S. It 
should not be forgotten th!it the citizens generously 
placed 100 beds and as many homes for the use of 
the visitors. We trust that our own forthcoming 
meetings will pass off with at least equal ccltit and 


Brothers, sisters, save the peoole, 

Save them from drink's bitter corse, 
Hear the wails and lamentations, 

Little children cry to us — 
" We are starving, we are niked, 

Fathers, mothers drinl: v/ir/ooi?, 
Leave as notin shame and sorrow. 

Come, oh ! come, and do us good." 

Brothers, ti-ters, save the people. 

Hear ye weeping parents eay — 
*'Sona and daughters, biave and lovely, 

In their graves dishonoured lay." 
See ye wives so ill and wretched, 

Bruised and maimed by those who swore 
On the happy bridal morning, 

They would love for ( 

Brother-^, sistprs, save the psople, 

All your efforts are not vain ; 
Though some may with taunt assail vou, 

Others will from drink abstain. 
Every soul you save from sinking, 

Eveiy ray of gludntss casr., 
Is remembered by our father. 

Who shall recompense at last, 

Thomas. H. Lewis 

Good Templarism is again gaining a stronghold in 
North Wales. Quite a "Temperance wave " is passing 
over that part of the principality, and demonstrations 
to celebrate the Sunday Closing Act coming into 
operation aie being held in various towns.— -TTc//??/ 


The G. W. Co. gave an excellent speech in the 
"Ever Faithful" city on the evening of Sep- 
tember 27. Our worthy brother ecatteredto the windj 
every objection that could be or is urged against Tem- 
plary and against its great aim — Prohibition. He 
shewed with great aptness that prohibition is already 
actually in force, legally, in the United Kingdom, and 
that all that we, as Good Templari, do in the 
matter is to decry and oppose the compara- 
tively few but rrri/ wixrhifrous licensed exceptions 
to the rule. If anyone be desirous of testing whether 
prohibition 'h the rule in thi^ country let him go home 
and commence selling beer in the same unrestricted 
way that the unlicensed baker sells bread and he will 
soon find ( if the policemen n re on the beat) that there 
}s such a thing alrendy existing as PuoillBlTlox. We 
only want to extend the principle so as to include the 
licensed victualler?, those men who sell one penny 
worth of food for inrnfij pence, and yet pre- 
some to denounce us as enemies to the 
working man. A^ regards Local Option it was; 
allowed that he who paid the piper should have the 
choosing of the time, and if,a8somecontended.the pub- 
lic-house is the poor man's cellar, why prevent the poor 
man from carrying the key of his own cellar / Then 
there is a good deal of talk about destroying "the 
liberty of the subject." Bro. Scott, pointing to Bros. 
Uran. U.K.A., Cntliffe, D.C.T., and Rev. M. H. Le Pla, 
D.C.T., asked if ?//r// looked as if they had any desire to 
curtail the liberty cf their fellow men. Nay, for Good 
Templary aspired to iji-rati-r freedom, but such freedom 
for every man a^ is compatible with the like freedom 
for every other man. He hardly knew what our 
opponents meant by •■liberty." If by liberty they meant 
ahsolntr liberty, that was an impnss'hility wherever 
two or more individuals happen to belocated. Bro, 
Scott well illustrated these and other points of his 
speech. In a lucid description of the constitution and 
aims of our noble Order, he stated that many people 
were opposed to our life-long pledge. He once met a 
minister of the Gospel who paid hi'? only objection to 
our organisation was our life-long pie Ige ; he (the 
minister) did not beli've in the righteousness of a 
life-long pledge. Brn. Scott thereupon courteously 
interrogated the minister as to whether that 
gentleman had entered the matrimonal state. 
The reply being in the affirmative, the mini"<ter was 
"floored" in his argument by our brother's retort, 
''And would you like your wife to know you so strongly 
object to a lifc-hnuj pledge ?' Speaking of theopposi- 
tion often encountered from other Temperance socie- 
ties, he was of opinion that it was entirely nnmeritei. 
The Good Templars had been and were the backbone 
of nearly every other Temperance society, and it was 
not fair that bavins: worked for and earned success 
thby should be uncen-naonioasly elbowed aside by men 
new to the work.— A special Lodge session was after- 
wards held at which six candidates were initiated info 
the Order by the G.W.Co. The meeting altogether 
a great success, and will long be remambered. 
The perhaps general verdict was expressed to me by 
a brother as follows :— "That is the best meeting lever 
attended, and Bro. Scott is the best speaker I ever 

Bro. Scott alluded no doubt to Captain Douglas Gal- 
ton's address at the Social Science Congress, when he 
said that every Good Templar would rejoice to see 
men more comfortably and healthily housed than at 
present, but men who had lost all interest in home 
comfort because of their visits to the public-house 
were not likely to demand or pay for better tene- 
ments. Get men to give up the drink and to see the 
value of homc-happines^ and we should soon have 
better built and better furnished hous^e. We were, 
however, in sympathy with every well-devised sanitary 
movement. R .H.D. 

NoBTH OF England Temperance League.— The 
annual conference wus held in the Temperance Ilnll, 
Bishop Auckland, on Tuesday, September 2(;, Mr. 
Lingford presiding. There was a good attendance of 
members and viaitorp. including several members of 
the Order. The executive's report spoke in high terms 
of the work done by the League during the year, and 
of its prospect in the fuiure. A. Pease, E-q., M.P., 
appointed president for the ensuing year. 
The following (abridged) resolution was adopted : — 
'■That this Conference acknowledges the abundant 
success which has marked the progress of the Tempe- 
rance reformation during the past ."^0 years, and, while 
it views with satisfaction the present general action 
and aspect of the cau^e. deems this a fitting opportu- 
nity to impress upon Temperance reformers the neces- 
sity for increased co-operation." Amongst the other 
resolutions which were also adopted is the folio wing:— 
" That this conference rejoices that steps are to be 
taken to promote a Sunday Closing Bill in the coun- 
ties of Cumberland and Durham, and instructs the 
secretary to co-operate with the movement, and 
arrange for a similaraction in Xorthumberland." After 
a resolution tendering the thanks of the meeting to 
Sir AVilfrid Lawson, M.P., and other members who 
had supported the Local Option resolution, the day's 
prcoeedings closed, 

OCTOBIB 9, 1892. 




la my last I referred to three laoetinga of our Order 
which I have attended in Sweden. I have now plea- 
sure in adding some further particulars. 

On the eve of my departure from Stockholm on Mon- 
day, September 2.'>. I received a brotherly, cordial, and 
earneft address in writing from the fi W.S., of Sweden 
to the Grand Lodge of England, and the S E. Lan- 
cashire District Lodge (the two biddies who had en- 
trusted me with addressee from England to Sweden). 
This addrcES I shall translate, to those two bodies on 
my retain. 

We broke the return journey at ^kiifde. a small town 
about two-thirds the distance from Stockholm to 
Goteburg. This is the very place where our honoured 
»nd beloved G.W.C.T., (Bro. Malins) established th e 
Gr!>nd Lodge of Sweden in the year IsSO, as related 
by him in the columns of the Watchwokd under the 
heading "A Scramble in Scandinavia." We knew 
thatoneof the three Lodges in Skofde meets on Mon- 
day evening, and we were anxious to attend the session. 
All went on well. We were welcomed and I spoke in 
Swedish, partly from manuscript and partly extem- 
poraneous. It does not appear that a single member of 
the Lodge speaks anv English. 

They tried to get me to attend a meeting at 
Falkoping ou the Tuesday : bat it Wiis impossible. 
The time was too short, and we must posh on to 

When we got to Goteburg station on the Tuesday 
night at 10 'clock, we were surprised to see a crowd of 
people on the platform with beautiful banners, fcc. 
Inquiring into things we found they were Good 
Templars, and had come to the station to welcome us 
back to Goteburg. They had seen in the newspapers 
accounts of the Stockholm meetings, and they wanted 
US to attend a "little festival" on the Wednesday 
evening. We agreed, though this set aside another 
arrangement which had been made for me to lecture 
in the city. 

Some brother came to our hotel to drive us to the 
meeting. When we got there we found the room 
already nearly full, and there were ultimately nearly 
300 people present. The room was beautifully 
decorated with banners, mottoes, and evergreens. 
After a piece by one of the two choirs, I was presented 
to the meeting, and was requested to speak. This I 
did in Swedish, and afterwards I said a few words in- 
English, with Lieutenant AVawrinsky as interpreter. 
There was much good music during the evening, 
lefreshmeuts, ,.*:c. Brief addresses were delivered by 
Bros. Berg. Striimberg.Herr Hedlund.editorof the prin 
oipal newspaper in Goteburg, ko. The kindest things 
were said of me personally, heartiest good wishes were 
expressed for English Good Templars, and especially 
for our honoured chief, Bro. Joseph Malins. The 
G.W.C.T. of Sweden, expressed to me with particular 
warmth, big hope and prayer that the head of this great 
Order may soon be restored by a gracious Providence 
to health and vigour. lie begged me to assure EDglish 
Good Templars that he and theother Swedish members 
will do their best to secure the complete triumph of the 
cause of Tcmplary in Sweden. 

I am sure it will be interesting to your readers to 
learn that in the course of last year, Bro. Berg travelled 
in Sweden l,7llO Swedish miles (about 1I,20S English 
milesj, delivered about 2UUlectures, and founded 35 
new Lodges ; and this year, i.e., since the last G.L. 
meeting (only some five weeks), he has travelled some 
21'.! Swedish miles (about ],4iiO English miles), lec- 
tured 37 time", and established two new Lodges. 

Knowing how precious the editor's space is. I will 
eay no more, except that lam thankful for all the kind- 
ness which has been shewn to me. and for all the 
cheer and stimulus which my visit have afforded to the 
membership in Sweden, and that I hope I may be able 
to speak the language belter when next (if ever) I see 
the faces of Swedish sisters and brothers. 

Goteburg, Sweden, September 2S, I8S2. 


"The forthcoming b.,z.iar to be held in Bristol in 
aid of the Good Temnlars' mission among the coloured 
people of America is occupyiog close attention in a 
number of districts, and arrangements are well in 

So saya the r;-w(' Tnnj)lar. and we hereby report 

that the following conntries and districts are known 
by us to be among the "number" of those so occupied 
Belgium. Ireland. Wale", Durham S, Esses, Glouces- 
ter W, Hants Xorth, Hants South, Huntingdonshire 
Kent W. Lancashire S.E.. Leicester, Somerset E 
Somerset Mid.. Suffolk, Wiltshire. Yorks X. 

Other Districts have also appointed collectors, pos- 
sibly others are working who do not report to us as 
yet ; if so we should be obliged by their doing so. 

The following is the amended 

For Noeth of Exglaxd Stall. 
Mrs. J. J. Wood", I.",, Regent-street, Hartlepool. 
Jlrs. .J. Walshaw, 3, Craven-terrace, Halifax. 
Mrs. J. Glaisyer, 2. Castle-gate, York, 
5Ire. Rob--on, Ashleigh, Falkland-road, Egremont, 

Assisted by Mrs. A. BI. Green, Norwood-grovejLiTerpool, 
Mrs. Blakey, 21, Saville-park, Halifax. 
(And others.) 

W.^ETvicK AXD Midland Counties St.vll. 
Miss H. E. Yonng, c.o., G. L. Office, Congreve- 

street, Birmingham. 
Jlrs. Carnell, 28, Tyndall-street, Lady wood, Birming 

Mrs. R. L. Impey, 22, Wheeley's-road, Edgbaston, 

Jliss Metford, the Y'ews, King's Norton, near Birming 

Miss Inwards. Derby Villa. Avenue-road. Leamington, 
Assisted by Mrs. D. Clark, High-street, Worcester. 
Mrs. Beattie, DS. Cobden-street, Leicester. 
Mrs. Brafield, 2S, Hinchley-road, Leicester. 
(And others.) 
Eastern Couxties Stall. 
Miss M. E. Doowra, Kelvedon, Essex. 
Mrs. Pryse, 11, Xorth-street, Manchester-square; 

Mrs. Woolacott, 133, Stamford-street, Waterloo.road, 

London, S.E. 
Mrs. Keuward, 23,'!, Maida Vale West, London. 
Mrs. Randall, Beulah-terrace, Tuubridge Wells. 
Mrs. Campbell, Moutacute House, Sutton, Surrey, 
.(Assisted by others.) 

West of England Stall (with E. Somerset.) 
Mis. a. Tanner, The Nook, Dnrdham Down, Bristol. 
Miss Barter, Grosvenor Dale, Bath. 
Mr.". Laver. 

Mrs. Walker, Street, Somerset. 
Miss Impey. Street, Somerset. 

Assisted by Miss Marshall. 2, Fir.grove, Cotland's-road, 
Bournemoulh, Mrs. Boys, Petersfleld, Hants, and 

Irish Stall. 
Mrs. J. Pypor, Belfast. 
Mrs.C.P. Allen, Moyne-road, Rathmines, Dublin. 

International Stall. 
Miss C. Gray, :".">, Rue Dambrngge, Antwerp. 
Miss L Metcalf, The Yews, King's Norton, Birming - 

Mr. A. H. Clothier, Street, Somerset. 
Misi Catherine Impey, Street, Somerset. 
Mrs. Hooke, .57, Gaudon-road, Clapham. London. 
Mrs. J. M. .Tones, Gatofield. Wrexham, N. Wales Cas- 
sinted by others.) 

Bklstol Local Stall. 
Mrs. Walter Sturge, 5, Cotham Park, Bristol. 
Mrs. Osborn, jD, Raglan-road, Bishopston, Bristol. 
(And several other sisters and brothers.) 
Book and Music Stall. 
Bemtre not to forget to scndtooli^ \<-. for thi.-i stM. 
Old magazines in fair condition, and spare books of 
almost any kind will bo acceptable. 


The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts met in annual 
session at Boston Hall, No. UU. Tremont-strcet, on the 
13th inst, under the presidency of Bro.Alfred Nichols, 
G.W.C.T., who reported his intended removal from 
the State. A series of resolutions was adopted, con- 
cluding as follows : — 

" That wc regret that duty calls Bro. Nichols 
into another field, which will deprive us of his rare 
abilities and counicl, but wherever he goes he carries 
with him the love and esteem of the officers and mem- 
bers of the leorganistd Grand Lodge. I.O.C.T,, of 
Massachusetts. ' 

Twelve candidates were introduced and initiated. 

The G.W.S. read a very cncouragiug report. The fol- 
lowing were elected and installed into office : Bro. C. 
A. Stevens, G.W.C.T. ; Bro. Silas Dickey, G.W. Coun. ; 
Bro. Rev. N. W. Matthews, 6.S..T.T. ; Sister Eliza 
GarJuer, G.W.V.T. ; Sister Je,"sie For.iyth. G.W.Seo. : 
Sislor Margaret Barclay, G.W.Treas. ; Bro. J. Frank 
Burdic, Grand Chaplain ; Bro. EdwardEmmett, Grand 
Marshal ; Bro. Reuben Falknall, Past Grand AV.C.T. ; 
Bro. Jones, Grand Aest. Sec. : Sister Alice Dickey, 

Grand DM.; Bro. Upton, G. Guard; Bro. James 

HavfS. G. Sentnel. 

We learn that Bro. Nichols, P.G.W.C.T., is about to 
visit England. Bro. Fea is expected to visit the State, 
and good results are anticipated. 


The population of the earth according to the stalls- 
tios of Slessrs. Behren and Wagner is estimated at 

A serious collision occurred on the 30th ult., on the 
London and North AVestern Railway, at Crewe. Some 
14 persons were injured more or less seriously. 

It is proposed to cut a canal through the Peninsnla 
of Malacca, so as to avoid the passage round by Singa- 

The Australian oricksters arrived at Qncenstown on 
the let inst.. from the steamship Aihska. They intend 
playing at New I'ork, and Philadelphia. 

A severe storm passed over many parts of Ireland 
on the Ist inst. The roofs of many houses were blown 
off, and much damage has been done to property. 

i\lr. Joseph C. Lee of Altrincham, and Mr. Jacob 
Behren of Bradford have been Knighted for their 
services connected with French Commercial Treaties. 

According to the American census of 1880, there 
were 2.30,984 Jews in the whole of the United States. 
Out of this number the City of New York claims 
GO.OOO, Brooklyn, 14,000, and Chicago 12,000. 

The discoverer of aluminium, the eminent German 
chemist. Professor AVdhler, has just died at Grottingen. 
He was born at Eschersheim, near Frankfort-on-Main, 
in 180D. 

The hospital ship. The Carthage, arrived at Ports- 
month on the 29th nit., with ."iOO patients on board, 
consisting chiefly of men from the Royal Irish Fusiliers 
and the Highland regiments. There were, among tho 
wounded, 11 officers and 97 non-commissioned officers. 
Four privates died during the passage. 

At a recent microscopic exhibition the sting of a 
hosey-bee shewn npon a screen was po sharp thattlje 
point could barely be detected. At the side of it waa 
a common fine sewing needle, magnihed in the came 
proportion as the sting. The point of the needle 
seemed to be five inches across. 

The Early Closing movement seems to be gaining 
ground. A short time ago circulars were sent out to 
the tradesmen of Shepherds Bush, London, calling 
upon them to close their premises at five p.m. on 
Thursdays. It appears that a great majority agreed to 
this proposal. 

Captain .Shaw, of the Fire Brigade, has issued his 
report on the Loudon theatres. He suggests that 
every theatre should be divided into at least two dis- 
tinct and separate risks, one before and the other 
behind the curlain. He thought that a regulation 
limiting the numbers in each part of each house waa 
imperatively called for. 

In connection with the recent attempt of Messrs. 
Maddox and Fletcher to cross the Alps on their 
bicycles, l\Ir. A. Brown, of Bcckenham, writes : — "As 
I crossed the Alps twice with a bicycle in 1S7S, the 
record, if record it be, certainly belongs to me. I 
have not heard of any authentic crossing prior to my 
own, but do not think it at all likely that even I was 
the first.'* 

A banquet iu a steam boiler was lately given by a 
German mannfactnrcr in the Duchy of Baden, to 
celebrate the completion of one of the largest steam 
boilers in the world. Inside the boiler a scaffolding 
was erected containing a table for 30 guests, 
while racks for the cookery were arianged 
along the sides. The only defect was the entrance, 
as the gnesis had to slip in through a three foot open- 
ing in the lid. 

Liverpool..— Ou Wednesday, September 27, the 
members of the "Criterion" Lodge gave a 
grand complimentary tea party and concert to Bro. 
William Kirkbridc, tho late L.D., who for mnny year.i 
has been connecled with the Order in H. AV. Lanca- 
shire, and one of the founders and chief supporters 
of the " Criterion " sines its formation seven year.? 
ago. He reoigned all duties connected with the Lodge 
owing to his removal from Liverpool to the AVest 
Cheshire district. The occasion was made the oppor- 
tunity of presenting Bro. Kirkbiide mith a large 
illuminated nddrfss enclosed in a massive gilt 
frame, and a large floral album. After tea, 
(provided m first-class style by Sister took, D. V.T., and 
of which upwards of l-MI frionda partook.) Bro. M. 
Eabbingtun, D.''J.T. presided, supported by Bro. J. U. 
Ceilings, W.D.Coun.. Bro. II. AV. Kirkus, W.D.S., Bro. 
AVilliam Kirkbride, Bro. E. J. I'reemau, and otlitr 
friends. The programme was a well-arranged one, and 
consisted of tlie sentimmts : " Prosperity to the Grand 
Lodge of England," jiropused by the D.C.T., and re- 
sponded to by Bro. Collings ; "The District Lodge of 
S.AV. Lancashire," "The Criterion Lodge," "Our 
guest. " " Our visiters, ' and " The ladies." Recitations 
were given by Sister Stanley, "The magic wand,"" >Scc., 
songs by Sister Allcroft, Bro. Job Jones and Mr. 
Ferguson, and well selected solos on the English con- 
certina by Cro. F, Picking. P.AV.C.T. 



October 9, 1882. 


Wardour St beet, Soho.— The wcek'a mUsion, 
conduoled by Bro. S. Ineul}, in the Congregatiooal 
Church, and asdsted by members of Lodges in the 
vicinity, resulted in over 1,100 new pledges— lOO 
abstaiuere, in addition, donning' the blue ribbon. 

Hackney.— Tho week's mission organised by the 
committee of fiib-di-trict^ in Morley llall, under 
prepidency of the V.D.. Bio. E. A. Gibson, and ably 
asaiBtod by the indefatigable hon. aec., Bro.T. B. Tug- 
well, and Bro. R. N. Thomas, P.V.D., was brought ts 
a termination on Saturday, September 30. This large 
ball haa been well filled with inquiring and attentive 
audi'nccB throughouo the week, and 710 have signed 
the pledgo. while many hundreds have al«o put on 
the ribbon. Every Lodge in the district has worked 
with a will, and a determination that no efforts should 
be spared to make the demonstration worthy of our 
Order, and as comph te a^ po.-sib'e. The mission will 
not end here, as other aggressive work is in contem- 
plation, and probably new Lodges will ehonly be 
opened to the building up and strengthening of the 
Order throughout this locality. The meetings through- 
out the misi^ion have been very enthusiastic and en- 
couraging, and there is no doubt that this result wag 
largely obtained by the excellent managemeat com- 

BARRfjw-iy-FcnN'Kss.— ■!\[r. W. Forbes closed his 
mission here Ia«t week. There were about 2,000 pre- 
sent at the closing service. 

Nottingham.— The total reeults of the mission 
here reached, after the meeiing at the Rink, on 
Sunday, Ootober 1, lQ,iir) pledges, and 17.G-'37 ribbons. 

GUTLDFonn. — A very successful Blua Ribbon mie- 
sion, extending ovpi It days, has just terminated here, 
in which Canon Wilberforce, the Rev. G. M. Murphy, 
Bro. John Hilton, and Major and Mrs. Poole, and other 
popular Temperance advocates have taken part. More 
than -l.OOO persons— one third of the population— have 
taken the blue ribbon, including many influential 
perponp. The meetings have betn conducted with 
much earnestnets and quietude, and good order. 

Brighton.— On September IS. four open-air melt- 
ings were held nnder the auspices of the Queen's 
Park Lodge. Bros. Cooj-er and GumbriU gave ad- 
dresses, and a number of Temperancs tracts was 
distributed. Later, a public meeting was held in the 
Lodge-room, at which a large audience assembled. 
Bro. Paul, W.C.T., presided. and.Bro'. C. Simmonds, 
Cooper, and GumbriU. and the Rsv. J. Carvath gave 
addresses. Sister Cheshire presided at the harmonium. 
A large number took the blue ribbon. 

Sheffield. — The mission which has been held here 
during the last month has been attended with re- 
markable success. Nearly 12.000 persons have taken 
the pledge, and more thun 18,000 have donned the 
blue ribbon. A special service was held ou Sunday 
afternoon, October 1, at St. Paul's Church, for those 
who had taken the pledge. Daring the missiou the 
edifice was crowded to excess. The sermon was 
]ireached by tho vicar, the Rev. H. Falloon. and a 
Baptist minister, the R:3v. J. Bailey, read the loosons. 
The mission created the greatest interest in conse- 
quence of its FUcceFS. It is to be continued beyond 
the time originally intended. 

Ditii'i'iELO. — A week's mission was concluded here 
on Sunday, October 1. The raectiogs were arranged 
for by a committee of the Hope of Driffield Lodge, 
Among those who took part were the Revs. R. Bryer, 
E.Lloyd, Percy S.Atkinson. H.FoelerPegg (who stated 
thc.t it was his first appearance ou a Temperance 
platform), J. Moore, and R. Harrison : and Me.^sr". 
W.Woodall, J. Bowrn, D.C.T., H. D. Marshall, J. W. 
Nipe, D. Maynard, R. Hornby, F. Ilolton. R.Davison. 
F. Holgate (Mission Secretary), K. Butterfield, F. 
Oliver, and A. Marshall. The choir, which took part 
each evening, was conducted by Mr. Ridley, and ac- 
companied on the harmonium by Misy Nip», and ou 
the cornet by Mr. A.Marshall. The result of the 
mission is estimated at about 500 ribbons and 2j0 

East DnzKHAM. — Under the auspice? of the Centre 
of Norfolk Lodge a week's miesion has been held here. 
On Sunday, Spptember 17, two Fervices were held, and 
sermons preached by Sister Watson to large congrega- 
tions. The succeeding meciingfl were addressed by 
Revs. Hebblethwaite, Hook, Watt, Freeman, and 
Savory, and Messrs, Skoyles. Boreess, Whitehead, and 
Pollard, and .Sisters Rudram and Watson, Bro^ T. E. 
Murphy, Bush, and Smith. Notwithstanding the 
counter attractions of theitre, circus, Foresters" ball, 
Sec, the hall was filled each nijjht, and the result was 
that 10'^ new pUdges were taken, and 2011 took the 
"bit of blue,*' exclufive of 2 ].~» children, out of a popu- 
lation of oj>0o. Sister Watson, G.LL., was in 
attendance all the week, and in conjunction 
with the Rev. Mr, Freeman, rendered valuable assist- 
ance. The town is fairly roused, and it is hoped that 
the mission will be the means of strengthening the 
Lodge and other local BccieL;es. The mission 
concdnded on Sunday, September 21. when 
the hall wa^ completely filled. On Septem- 
ber 25 Sister Watson paid a visit to Shipham, and 
lectured on the " Whisky War" (ia which ahe took a 

leading part) to a large audience, when 24 put on the 
ribbon, li) ot which were new pledges. 

Cambridge. —A Mission was inaugurated here by a 
Go-^pcl Temrerance sermon, preached in the Primitive 
Methodist Chapel, St.PeterVstreet, on Sunday evening. 
October 1, by Bro, the Rev. J. E. B. Miy^r, Profnisnr 
of Latin in the University. The Rev. gentleman gave 
an excellent discourse from the text " Whether there- 
fore ye eat, ordrink, or whetovor yo do, doalltothe 
G'ory of God." 1 Cor., x. :U., and was listened Lo with 
marked attention by a large congregation, amongst 
whom were mostof the prominent members of the 
Order in the town. The rev. gentleman read a great 
pattof the Church service, and hymns were sung from 
the book generally used in the Chapel ; this being 
an unprecedented thing, has caused some excitement. 
A collection wa^ afterwards maae for Addenbrookes 
Hospital, anJ whilst this wa^ b?ing done. Bro. 
Charles Dixon (who occupied a seat beside the rev. 
gentleman, and gave out the hymns) addressed a few 
stirring words to tho=e present, urgiug the claims of 
the Order upon all, and especially upon Christian 
people. Thanks are due to the authorities for the 
UFC of the chaoel, the presiding minieter of which ia 
Bro. the itev, G. Newton. The first meeting in con 
nection with the mission was held iu the CongrO' 
gregation^il Chapel, Victoria-road, on the following 
tvening, when addre.'^Fes were deliverei Dy Bro. E. C, 
Brarabley. D.E.D, and Bro. B. Mitthews, W.DS., the 
chair being taken by Bro. H. G. Whibley. The meet. 
ing was a. success. Some pbdges were taken, and one 
eave iu her name for proposal as a member of the 

Chelmsfotid. — A series of meetings in connection 
with a misnon held here, commenced on Sunday Sep- 
tember 21. by a sermon in Bxddo«'-road Congrega- 
tional Chapel, by Bro. Dr. Daw?on Biirns. The chapel 
was crowded. The Pervic3 v/as followed by a meeting 
in the Corn Exchange, which was also filled. On 
Moaiiy a public mo'^tiu? wa? held iu tho Corn 
Exchange, the Rev. H. P. Grubb, presiding, supported 
by a numerous stiff of speakers. The roiuU was 317 
blue ribbons, and 10!> pledges. On Tuesday Mr. A. 
Johnston presided, and was supported amongst others 
by Brcs. Rev. Forbes Winslow. W.D.C j„ John Kemp- 
ster, G.ES., and Rev. J. Gcleon Gregsou. The 
remit was l;i3 ribbons and 110 pledge. The 
Rev. G. Wilkinson occupied the chair ou Wi^dncpday 
and gave an excellent address on his own experienci!. 
Addresses were delivered by Bro. G. Thoroeloe 
P.D.C.T., and Dr. Dawson Burns. One hundred and 
seventy-eight rihbons, and 100 pledges were taken at 
the close. On Thursday the Rs^. G. C. Postans pre- 
sided. Mr. J. S. Turner, U.K.A., Ilrs. Greg- 
son, Bro. John Kempsber, G.E.S., and Sist?r M. E. 
Docwra, G.W.V.T., also spoke. Bro. J. Kempeter 
presided at the Friday's meeting, and was supported 
bytheRov. W. H. Hooper, and Mr. AV. Wightman. 
One hundred and twenty-one ribbons and 82 pledges 
were taken. On Saturday Mr. AV. Noble attended and 
nddressed the meeting, Mr, II. S. Corder presiding. 
The Rev. W. Wardle also spoke. The total results of 
the mis-ion in pledges and ribbons have been rcspec 
tively. 627 and 1.12*.'. The committee appointed by 
the Chelmsford Lodge worked arduously to make the 
mission successful. 

AccRiNGTON. — The mission conducted here by Bro. 
T. W. Glover. P.G.M., has conljnued through the week 
with unabated success. The Town Hall has been 
crowded to its utmost extent every eveniug, aud on 
Wednesday it was found necessary to hold an overflow 
meeting in Willow-streeb Lecture Hall. Bro. Glover 
addressed both meetings, also one in the afternoon for 
women only. Saturday night was the farswcll meet- 
ing, but Bro. Glover stayed over Sunday, When the 
missionwas commenced there existed in Accringtonone 
very weak Lodge, and as one result of the great effort, 
the W.C.T. reports 10 friends for proposition at next 
Lndge session. Ertry Christian church is also being 
supplied with a li?t of those who have signed, 
and every church in Accrington will thprcfore receive 
afufficient number to form a good working Temper- 
ance Society, Of all the wanderers who have b'^eo 
pickfd up, not one hns yet been found who nct'cr 
went to a Sunday-school. The who'c cost of the mis- 
fion has been subscrib d for, and every bill piid be- 
fore the farewell meeting wa^held. His worship the 
Mayor, the ex-Mayor, and the Mayor elect, gave £5 
each, and the ]\Iayorcs8 has been a most active 
worker throughout. Thfl greatest praise is 
due to the Rev. C. Williim-, who acted 
as hon. eec. throughout tho 14 day's mission. 
On Saturday night a special vote of thinks wns 
carried amid enthusiastic cheering to Bro, Glover for 
his untiring exertion". This act is more noticeable 
from the fact that it is a rule not to pass votes of 
thanks. On Sunday afternoon a dense meotiog wa** 
held at Ohmy's Circus, and an 'overaow" at the Bap- 
tist chapel. The total results of the 11 days' mission 
are 3,474 pUdges. and 7,208 ribbons— more than a 
fourth of the population. 

Hertfohd. — A week's mission was held in the Corn 
Exchange in thii county town of milting and brew- 
ing, conducted by Bro. S. Tnsull, of London, commenc- 
ing on 25 ult. A number of local clergymen, dissent- 
ing ministers, and others, including Abel Smith, E«q., 
M. P.. took part. Miss Faulkner (Mildmay) andMrs. 
Auckland (B.W.T.A.), addressed women's meetings. 

Bro. J. W. Kiiton. P.G Sec: J. M. Skinn'^r G.M.; 
l\[njor Poole, Vicar of Aylesbury, and Rev. T. Atkinson 
(Leicester), also gave nddro^ses. During the 
week the liquor interest endeavoured to di?- 
turb tho meetings, and their dupes committed 
a most da*:! ir ily act which might have caused a pmic 
and loFS of life and property. Outside the Corn Ex- 
change there is a private entry belonging to a cooper, 
and some evil disposed person had secreted between 
the space of the air ventilator (which had been re- 
moved from the wall) outside, and the one communi- 
cating with thfl inside, a tin case in which there were 
several lighted lamp?, over which was another tin, with 
aquantity of cayenne pepper, and boyond which coltou 
waste had been placed. During the speech of the Rev. 
R. E. Foreaith. and just as bis two daughters were 
putting on the blue ribbon on their venerable father, 
the vapour came through the crevices and the floor 
and with the smoke, filled the building almost to 
suffocation, which caused great commoti'm among the 
audienc*. Bro. InsuU, quioklyjascertaining the cause, 
and seeing the flames coming out of the air ventilator, 
aud the waineootting intent-ely hot, with considerable 
conlne-s wfktd the ladies to retire by tho 
btck door, as the front was completely blocked. 
Sub-equently the police searchei the premises, but op 
to the prtsent time the perpetrators have not been, 
di.scovered. The success of the Mission under these 
circumstances is not only remarkable, but gratifying, 
inasmuch as over 1.400 new pledges wern taken, and 
400 ahstainers in addition taking the ribbon. Bro. 
Easton, D.G.T., Herts, and other membsra of tho Order 
were very active during the Mission, and the Lodge in 
the town haa already made several additions to its 


HartUy-roT.— A Lodge wbb instituted here on 
Moniay, September 25, the charter being trans- 
ferred from one of the lapsed L:)dge3 at Basingstoko. 
The proceedings commenced with a public tei. which 
was well attended, followed by a meeting at the new 
schools Bro. Geo. B.utcr, DE.D. presiding. Tho 
Order was ably represented by Sister H. P. Boys, 
n.C.T., Bro. B. Yeats, D.S,, Bros. H. aud J. Poole, and 
several brothers and sisters from Aldershot. Some 
hymns and songs were well rendered, Miss Matthews 
presiding at the organ. Tho Rev. J. It. Sneyd (vicar), 
in responding to a vote of thanks for use of the 
schools, said it pave him great pleasure to be present 
and to help the Order. After the meeting the Lodge 
was opened, and officers for the pre^entquirter elected 
There is every prospect that the Lodge will do good 
work in this little town. 



The Slasher-i' Own Lodge, No. 11, has Veen once 
more yt^rted under the able guidance of Bro. Corporal 
Henry Pa^hley, Royal Eugiuecra. For along timo 
past Good Templarism has been on the decline here, 
and that is to be deeply regretted ia such a largo 
camp, but it ii to be hoped that now tho Slas hers' 
Own ha^ been once more put in good working order 
that a marked change will take place. Bro. 
Pashley and Sister Pa-ihley camo over here from 
Chatham on clearance card3 from the Red, White and 
B[ue Lodge, and at once steps were taken by them to 
6^t up the flag of Good Templarism once more. They 
have been ably assisted by Bro. and Sister Bradbury, 
who alsD joined, on clearance cards from the Pro 
Bono Lidge, 502, Gravesend. Another old membT of 
the Slashers" Own, Bro. Baird. late 2Sth Regiment, 
who was with it iu Malta. China, and 
iho Straits Siittlements, and who brought it 
homn, has also turned up to lend a helping 
hand, and now holds the olfioe of W. Secretary, aud it 
is now felt by all th^t matters will be of a cheering 
nature. At our session last night nine were initiated 
and eight applied for degrees, with five proposed for 
next session. Several communications were read from 
Bro. Caithness G.W.S., alio one fiom Bro. M'Creery, 
L.D. Red, White, and Blue Lodge, Chatham, enclos- 
ing a welcome donation to assist us. A hearty 
vote of thanks to the officers aud members of the 
Red, White, and Blue Lodge was passed by 
ucclamation, and ordered to be forwarded to Bro. 
M Creery for the Lodge. Bro. M. Pashley presented 
his commisdon as Lodge Deputy, which he had re- 
ceived since last Feesion. Bro. Mahony, R. A., isstiU 
amongst us. holding his commis-iou as Special 
Deputy. Altogether, it i". hoped by the efforts 
which are being made, th^t a large number will rally 
round us. Circulars, cards, and handbills have been 
freely distributed through the Camp. Bro. Bradbury 
is at present in Chatham, but Sister Bradbury, who ia 
W.V.T., is doing h^-r best to fill up the gap caused by 
his absence. 

Bro. Hknrt Anshll having retired from Business, his 
future address will be Park Villa, 35, Upper Park-street, 
Barnsbnry, N.— [v4r/(V.] 

October 9, 1882. 




Not long ago I was pijing a ;visit to the District 
Lodge of Commoneenseshire. In dne course the 
officers' reports came ap, ani the D.E.D. 's beiog called 
for, I observed Bro. How Xot-to-dc-it (late of anolher 
district) rise in response. I was rather surprised to 
ecc Bro. II. X. occopjing this po-t. because I had fre- 
quently heard him say — meeting him casually on other 
occasions— that the Order had no baeioes-'^ with politi- 
cal work. 'Jlinf. he would declare, was the mipsion solely 
of the Great Temperance Politics League (of which 
he was proud to be a member), and it was presumption 
in any one else to interfere — at any rate, for a joun?. 
in?ignificant body like outs to do fo. And as for the 
"Grand Lodge policy," "pplitting tho party that is 
bent on giving u« Temperance legiflatioD,"'and so forth 
^well, these being Bro. Uow Not-to-do-it's well known 
pentiments, 1 wa". as I said, a little surprised to see 
him filling the chair of DE.D. But there he was, 
and reading his report. It was very intereeting — 
a re:*um6 of the Temperance legislation of the 
eespioD. He had not gone very far, however, 
only to about the fifth Temperance measure burked by 
Parliament this Session, when the D.C.T.'s gavel 
sounded, and in his ueual courteoae tones he remarked 
that we ehould be happy to hear the brother's paper 
by and by, under " Good of the Order." if there was 
time : at present we were on the " Officers' Reports," 
and should be filad ofthnf off],,- D.JJ.D. 

Bro. Ilo'.f Not-to-do-it : "This h the report.' 

D.C.T. (with a good-humoured smile) :" I think 
our brother must surely fancy himself in -another 
place' — to be reading a report of the work of Parli 
ment in mistake for our own. Have you no report of 
the political work of the district, brother .' " 

Bro. II. N. :" Of the district.' Certainly, if I may 
be nllowed to proceed without interruption. And a 
most cheering report it is, brethren." 

The D.I^D. then proceeded to tell us how in his 
own town the local branch of the Great Temperance 
Politics League hid invited all the Temperance bodies 
officially to nnite with them in a deputation to op- 
pose the granting of new licences, which had proved 
most successful ; how the Connty Sunday Closing 
AssocJatione had just completed their monster 
petition ; and was just proceediog to expound how the 
Temperance ladies of Drinkborough had obtained a 
favourable reply as to Local Option from the new 
candidate, when he was again " brought up shore " by 
Che D.C.T. 

"I am Forry to have to remind jou, Bro. IIow 
Not-to-Jo-it, that these details of the business of other 
societies, though interesting, are not just now inorde 
We arc met to receive and render account of ho 
far our own duties have been fulfilled during the 
quarter. The Lodge is waiting for the rrjiort of fh 

Bro. 11. N. : " Oh, if yon don't care for Tcmperanc' 
work unless it happens to have been done by yc"/-- 
f.,.U-rs " 

D. C. T. : "Excuse me, brother, but I believe the 
great Judge of all will not be satisfied with deeds done 
by proxy, and we roupt act accordingly." 

Bro. 11. N. : "But suppose there is nothing to 
report ? " 

D.C.T. : "Isthatso? Has "nothing- been done by 
the district, the Lodges, or the D E.D."? " 

Bro. U. N.:-- Nothing that 7know of— as Tem(.lars, 
that is. I daresay half the canvassers for the petition 
may have happond to belong to the Order. Of course, 

as secretury torthe , and agent for the , nnj 

hands are quite fall." 

D.C.T. : "'Nothing I' Then that is your report, my 
good brother, and the whole of it ' Brethren, what do 
50a wish to do with the D E.D.'s report ■ ' 

On the question of adoption a dis3u«sion ensued. 
Several wanted to know what had become of the com- 
mittee appointed last session to canvass the county 
town from honse to house on Sunday Closing. 

Bro. How Not-to-do-it : '■ Oh, I was fortunate 
enough to be able to stop that." It had been talked 
about, he said, at a committee of the town Temperance 
Society as long as three years a?o, and though it had 
never come up again, he thought the society would 
feel excessively hurt to see it taken out of their bonds, 
and had successfully represented as much to the D.L. 
Committee. If anything ever came of it he would 
see that some of the work should be given to 

The W.D.Co. mildly remarked that since all 
Temperance bodies officially took part in the deputa- 
tion to the magistrates the D.E.D. had told us of, it 
could hardly be said that the Order had done no poli- 
tical work. 

Bro. H. N. : "Oh. of course I meant all /.m^'^ Tem- 
plars. One couldn't expect Ihrm to be invited, with 

our excfiUent friend Mr. ■ on the committee, who 

has his little prejudices ; and indeed, teeing the diffi- 
culty. 1 *tonce took it upon mo to say that the Good 
Template would not expect to be consulted :— they had 
their own legitimate Lodge work to attend to. At the 
same time, as D.E.D. I, took cure that the deputation 
should not suffer by this, bnt induced the two or three 
Templa*'F the committee cared to have in it, to go : — 
of course in other capacities. ' 

Afte; thi9, the motion had te be passed hurriedly. 

time pressing for othe- bo^^nos?. But I ran^t tfll you. 
brethren, that alth uirh no* much was said, the 
Common^cnseshire Di^^trict Lodge did not re-elfct 
Bro. How Not-to-do-it to the pest of D E.D. On tVe 
contrary, the W.D.Sec, who was a bit of a wag, 
shewed me two lines in his sketch report for the 
Watchword, which I thonsht expressed prehfy fairly 
the feeling of the D.L.. "The Quarterly Report on 
Political Action shewed that the D.L. had done 
Nothing, in which it had been largely assisted by the 

D.E d; 

A Visitor. 


[It was suggested to us at the Conference that the 
columns of the Watchwokd be opened for correspond- 
ence with the view of following up the suggestions of 
the several papers then read, or of eliciting new sug- 
gestions for the better working cf Juvenile Templavy. 
We are, naturally, glad to comply, and would einijly 
urge correspondents fco be as direct, concise, and brief 
as practicable in their communications.— Ed. G. T.W.] 

As a Juvenile Templar I felt much interested when 
the question of a conference was first mentioned. This 
interest continued to increase as the time drew near 
for the meeting, and since it assembled I have eagerly 
read any news respecting its transactions. 

It may. perhaps, be owing to my expectations being 
great, bnt I confess that I am somewhat dis- 
appointed at the result. The whole of the 
papers were of an interesting nature ; bnt 
still I, and others may feel similarly, regret 
that but few tangible proposals have been made 
to consolidate the Juvenile Order, and keep those who 
need assistance. The position of the District Councils 
eccm never to have been mentioned, though lam of 
opinion that if good is to be accomplished it is the 
District Councils: that will have to take op schemes 
having this object in view, just as our various 
D. Lodges leeialate for the promotion and extension 
of the adult Order. I am bound to confers that tho 
Councils arc not .sufficiently recognised, and are a 
neglected branch of our Order. In proof of this I 
think I need only point out that they are an 
unchartered body, without ritual aud almost 
without form of any kind, their officers never beinj^ 
installed. Thfre is room for improvemeut in ih\s 
direction, and the sooner such steps are taken the 
better for Juvenile Templary. A District Council can 
reach eveiy Temple in its district, which no Confer- 
ence, held wherever it may be. can do, and yet this 
important factor in juvinile work has heeu forgotten, 

I observe that the severance of Juvenile Temples 
from the Adult Order has been advocated by several 
ppeakers; but with all deference to their opioioo, I think 
I am giving the views of the majority of Supt.s when 
I say that this course is not desired, nay, is deprecated. 
I take it that the object of our Templeft is to strengthen 
the Order, and this cannot be done by teachin'g the 
yonng folks that Lodges in particular and members in 
general do not care anything for their welfare. Per- 
haps many will think that this is the exporienoe of a 
solitary individual who has had every assistance 
rendered by the Lode'e with which his Temple 
is affiliated, but I am sorry to say quite the reverse 
is the fact. I have worked practically alone, 
the Lodge hardly evincing any concern in the 
progress of the Temple, but I have never miesed the 
opportunity of inviting my juveniles to join nnj Lodge 
when they have bpen eligible, as I thought it my 
duty to do so. If we want to succeed we must work 
the Adult and Juvenile Orders more closely together 
— make one a part of the other if possible— instead 
of separating them. Now I believe that if Divtiiot 
Councils (which are composed of adidt members) 
were urged to take more active step? towards bringiu" 
Lodgci and Temples into harmony, and plans were 
suggested for their guidance, it would greatly assist 
the desired end. Could not deputations be appointed 
to visit the various Sut-dietricts where Juvenile Tem- 
plary is known to be weak, or not meeting with the 
support it deserves, and a speaker with tact and 
ability be selected to talk to the adult members I This 
might do good, and is perhaps worth a trial. A 
District Council firmly determined and willing 
to work, could, I am certain, bring about a 
welcome change, though lam afraid, as a rule, they 
have not yet found out their work, or that Grand 
Lodge has not recognised them sufficiently to give the 
idea that they were meant to work, or can work at all ! 
Strengthen the District Councils, and they in turn 
will support the Temples and seek to ioduce ihj Adult 
Order to join more heartily in onr endeavour to prove 
that " prevention is better than cure." 

I sincerely trust the matter will be thororghly 
considered with a view of ascertaining whether Dis- 
trict Councils could not be made the motive for doiu" 
useful Juvenile Templar work, and to stimulate ou'r 
Lodges into a more earnest de~ire to do what they can 
for the most important branch of our noble orgainsa- 
tion. " The harvest is plentiful, bnt the labourers are 
few."— Yours fraternally, T. W. Smytk. D.O.Sec, 
Greatham, West Hartlepool. 


Bro. Eli Salter.— We r. gret to record the death of 
a brother who has been in the employ of onr pub- 
lisher forabcnt ten years. Bro. S-\Uer has, since the 
starting of the Watchword in 1874 had charge of 
the advertising department of that piper, at first only 
partially as represtntiug the LondoD agency, but since 
the transfer of the paper to London, as its sole ad 7er- 
tising agent. For some ytars be has also assisted tho 
Editor in revising the ''Lodge News "' columns, and 
rendered other occasional service in our office. Ho 
also rendered valuable help in the compilation of'The 
National Temperance Book for ISSl." the first 
an 1 only issue of that work yet publishmj. 
Deceased was paiustaking in his work and honourable 
in hisbu-incss transactions. A peculiar reticence and 
reserve, aud an occasional irritability of nitud 
which was on nfTlic'ion to himself, are now ao- 
counted for from the fuct that he was fuffering 
from an internal complaint which must have 
fcriously affected hia spirits. He left his employ- 
ment after due notice, by his own desire, baviog made 
as he stated on the day of leaving " other arrauge- 
ments." 0□orab^utthe following day, September 1, he 
entered the St. Peter's Hospitil, Bernere-street. where 
he submitted to an operdtion, and he died in the hos* 
pital on Sunday. September -24. He was well known 
and respected amongst the advertising agents, and in 
official circles of the Temperance movement in Lon- 
don, as well as by members of the Order chiefly iu the 
south of London. 

Mr. J. Williams.— The remains of the late Mr. J. 
Williams, for many years a prominent Temperance 
advocate in the South of London, were conveyed to 
their last resting place on Sunday, 21t.h Sept. Over 
(KfO persons followed the hearse, headed by a brass 
band playing the Dead March. Addrcs-cs wcro 
delivered at the grave by tho Rev. G. M. Murphy 
and Mr. G. W. Johnson. There were also presunb 
Mr. Jabex Wcsn President of the Soathwark Total 
Abstirience Union : Mesns. James. Newell. Divis, 
Cavendc-, Torpey, Blute, Crcesey, Chief Marshal, 
P.C. M., and many other.^. The following aoiieties 
were represented with their banners : — Surrey Unity. 
T.A.S.P. (to which deceased was att^iched), White- 
ftreet Branch of the Working Women's Leag^ue, and 
the following LndiTCs of the Sons of the Phccnix. 
Blue Kibbon— Pride of Southwark, Star of Kent, 
Peace aud Unity. Victory, William Kelsey, G. C. 
Campbell, Never Daunted, Pride of Deptford, Joseph 
Stufge, U. G. Warner, Lord Ntlson. Uo?e of Kent, Bee- 
hive, Samuel O'Connell, Standard Lifeboat, Excelsior, 
Band of Hope, Thomas Murphy, Wapping, Good 
Intent, Pride of Lambeth, and many others. 

Sister Linney— AVe have to record with regret the 
dfseawe of Sifter I-iaey, which occurred at Pontefract, 
on Thursday, September 28. Speaking of our late 
sister, a correspondent says ; — " By the death of our 
lameuted sister, the Ponfret Lodge has lof^t a truly 
noble supporter of the catise of Temperance. She had 
been connected with the above Lo^igo since its 
formation many years ago. and although of late years 
a confirmed invalid, our late sister was thoroughly 
conver.-ant with the working of our noble Order, 
having occupied on various occasions high positions 
in the Lodge and district, in a manner we should all 
do well to imitate. Her mild and gentle dippoaition 
won for her the love and esteem of her fellow members 
and those with whom she was intimately connected 
Our late sifter was interred in the quiet bnt beautiful 
Friends' Borial Ground at Ackworth on Sunday after- 
noon, October 1, A very large number was present, in- 
cluding representatives from the Ponfret Lodge. A 
touching address waB given at the grave by the Rev. 
A. G. Nicholls, the pastor of the church with which 
our sister was conntcted. Tbefolemn eervicemade a 
deep impression on those who liijtened to the pastor's 
words of comfort to the mourners; for while ihe re- 
mains of our late sister were being lowered into the 
grave, this solemn stillness was only broken by the 
sjba of a pathetic congregation. Thus closed the 
career of one who by her example and precept had 
shewn herself to be a true soldier of the Cross." 


s, d. 
Nil Deisperandum Lodge, Southend, Ss,, collected 
by Sister Tonnage, 23, Od. ; by Bro. Bradford, 

2j. (id. 10 

Alba Rosa Lodge, York 5 Q 

Catii. Impey, Hon Sec. 
Street, Somerset. 

CnrcKET. — On September 2.1 a match was played 
between the United Templars' C. C. and the Hilton 
Alliance, at Aston-parii, Birmingham, the former 
winning hy_48 runs. The victorious club, although 
started late in the season, has played 12 matchesi of 
-'hich they have won seveD, 


October 9, 1881^ 


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B. W. STEVENS, in Lis works on Cholera and Ppver. 

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R. TDRLEY. — " I found it act as a specific in my experi- 

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R. S. GIBBON Iformcrly physician of tho London 
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Including a reference to ^hg Event 
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A LADY most respectably connected, is anxious 
to obtain a situation in a Christian and Temperance 
familv, where, for a small salary, she would (five her 
aervices in any capacity (not menial) : could keep a 
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What we Hear G42 

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With the Western 'Temperance League in Gloucester 044 

Poetry— Save the Peoola 044 

Bro. I). Y. Scott at Exeter 044 

Notes from Afar 64.5 

News from the South Ol.i 

Items of Interest 04.'> 

Blue Rihhon Movement 040 

Public Work of the Order 040 

Good Templars in the Curragh Camp 640 

The Report of the n.E.D , 647 

Correspondence on the Juvenile Temple Conference... 647 

Obitu.arv 647 

Nesro Mission Fund 647 

A New Buttress for the Church of England 648 

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News of the Lodges 650 

Juvenile Temple News 6.51 

District Lof^ges 6.51 

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Eyiands, Esq., M.P. : C. C. Ross, Esq., M.P. ; Beojamin 
Whitworth, Esq., M.P. ; Rev. Canon Basil Wilberforce, 
M.A. ; Rev. E. F. .Tonkins, M.A. ; Rev. R. B. Wylie, 
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A FEW years ago, when the Licensed Vic- 
tuallers could get a clergyman to their annual 
dinners to make complimentary speeches in 
rot)ly to the toast of " The Bishop and Clergy 
of tho Diocese,' the "Trade" paid compli- 

ments to the Church in return, and loudly pro- 
claimed an alliance between "Beer and Bible.' 
It is a hopeful sign that all this is changing. 
Since the Church of England roused herself to 
a consciousness of duty on the Temperanco 
question she has received little but threats 
and warnings from her quandom would-be 
"ally." The following, from Mr. Annibal of 
Nottingham, may servo as a specimen. "If 
the Cliurch of England, through any of its 
members or clergj', carried on an attack upon 
the licensed victu.allers, much as thei/ iccre in 
fni-onr of Church and Stale, they would not be 
blamed if they supported Disestablishment." 
This is at any rate an honest profession of 
preference for interest above principle. But 
how deluded " the traffic " must be to think 
that its enmity can hurt any good cause. Tho 
virulent abuse of the Church by the liquor 
traffic would be one of the strongest buttresses 
the Cliureh could have. But wo see signs of a 
yet stronger one, in the attacks^of the Church 
upon the liquor traffic. 


Things are coming very near perfection 
when a Yorkshire parson can find nothing 
better to do than to fulminate against the sin 
of making a wise resolution. AVe are inclined 
to deplore the sad spiritual condition of those- 
people who, according to the Eev. Mr. Dyson, 
are, by reason of their total abstinence, guilty 
of conduct " which can be justified by no law,, 
human, moral, or Divine." 

Imagine, for example, the sad condition of 
a man to whom the eating of salmon and cu-- 
cumber involves a terrible fit of dyspepsia, or 
an awful attack of "gripes," even though takem 
in very small quantitj'. For such a man to 
resolve and declare lie will never taste it again 
is to bo guilty of conduct unsanctioned by 
human, moral, and Divine law. Poor fellow!' 
We pity him. This seems to us to be the. 
logical application of Mr. Dj'son's doctrine. 
We certainly had never taken so gloomy 
a view of our own abstention from in-- 
toxicants as this, but then Mr. Dyson. 
is a professional theologian, whose business iL 
is to understand and to teach the ethics of tha' 
Divine government. 

Perhaps it is well we should have such 
views plainly put before us ; they may in 
some measure counteract the false notions 
which some aro in danger of holding. Some 
people seem to be glorj'ing overmuch in their 
abstinence ; are never tired of sounding forth 
that they aro Cliristian abstainers, the disciples 
of Gospel Temperance, and the like, as though 
there were some Divine glory surrounding the 
man who did not pour intoxicating drink down 
his throat. There seems to us some danger of 
overmuch self-glorification amongst our newly 
converted religious friends, who are too ready to 
condemn all who have been working in tho 
good cause before they have come to 
patronise tho movement, and to say " Now we 
abstain, it is Go.spol Temperance.'' Of courseit 
may be called "Gospel Temperance" when men 
make loving sacrifices to emancipate their 
fellow men from the thraldom of intemperance ; 
but for most of these good people to abstain 
is simply to leave olf a bad habit, and they 
would do wisely to wait a few years and give a 
littletime and money to the good cause, before 
they are too condemnatory of those who have 
gone before. Abstinence may itself be a sin, as 
Mr. Dyson would make it, when it becomes a 
species of Pharisaism ; and cert.ainly it is no- 
more a virtue to abstain from poisoned drink, 
than it is to abstain from stealing, lying, 
or the other deadly sins which war against tho 

Anxious as Mr. Dyson is to condemn 
abstinence, he seems almost more anxious to 
defend moderate drinking. '' To call it a sin," 
he says, " is a grave mistake. " Well, who 
has called it a sin ? Those of us who havo 

October 9, 1882. 


beon hearing and seeing everything that has 
been said and written on the Temperance 
question for many years past have not been 
accustomed to hear advocates say, " It is a sin 
to drink a glass of wine," but when Mr. Dyson, 
and_ even Mr. Spurgeon, and other good 
ministers of Christ come forward and say 
" It is not a sin," we feel challenged to bring 
their statements to some test. Mr, Spurgeon 
said this once, very publiclj', at the beginning 
of his fortnight's Temperance mission. But 
Mr. Spurgeon has a conscience, and a rare 
capacity to reason ; and if we mistake not, 
while he was yet speaking he felt the weak- 
ness of the platform under him, for he imme- 
diately followed up the words with a 
qualification that if his example of modera- 
tion caused some of the dreadful results 
to others which ho described, that 
hja head would not rest peacefully upon his 
pillow. The question of a man's sin is one 
rather between himself and his Maker than 
for us to adjudicate upon. We did not notice 
that Mr. Spurgeon repeated his defence of 
moderate drinking at the end of tho mission. 
It is not a sin for every man to abstain from 

fettinginto Mr. Spurgeon's pulpit to preach; 
ut with Mr. Si)urgeon's views and powers, 
and the direct call he feels he has received 
from his Master, Mr. Spurgeon might say, 
"Woe is unto me if I preach not tho 
Gospel." And so, when tho light dawns 
upon Mr. Dysou as it has upon the 
Eev. Stopford Brooke, whose words we 
also quote in another column, that the cbluk 
" stands in abominable pro-eminence as tho 
power of evil, who degrades and then mur- 
ders the human race," then possibly Mr, 
Dyson may come to see that he would do 
well to abstain ; and if he will go tliis length, 
we will then give him time to think over the 
Divine law, that " to him who knoweth to 
do well and doeth it not, to him it is sin.'' 

The fact is that ministers of religion are 
sometimes too apt to talk thoughtlessly on 
subjects they have not fully studied. 'Xhoy 
see one side of a question, and as it is 
their business to talk they begin to 
talk too soon, before tliey have had a fair 
chance of looking all round. 

In pleasing contrast with much of the cant 
and nonsense that have been talked somewhat 
freely of late, are the modest, rational, and 
clear utterances of Mr. Stopford Brooke, and 
we the more heartily welcome the words of 
such a man and his adhesion to our cause, 
when he comes round with the frank admission 
that " it is a sad thing to see it only as I have 
seen it when tho half of life is over," and when 
he adds to this, "It is your duty the moment you 
seo the truth to throw yourself heart and soul 
into the war against this evil for the sake of 
the human race." If we understand the mean- 
ing of words, this is the true ring of '• Gospel 
Temperance," as distinguished from mucli of 
the cant that goes by that name. 

of 3,213 ; whilst the world-wide membership is 
1SS,426, an increase of 14,200 over the previous ye ar. 

PCLPIT Igxor.ixce.— On Sunday, October 1, a 
sermon against total abstinence was pieached at St. 
Mary's, Walkley, by the Kev. J. Dy.»oD, Principal o£ 
the Collegiate School. AVhilst advocating total abstin- 
ence to those who coald not control themselves, he 
said moderate drinkinj was both harmlesi and sinless. 
To call it a sin was a grave mistake. To those who 
were not drunkards, and who could be moderat e, total 
abstinence was leading them into a bondage which 
conld be justified by no law, human, moral, or divine. 
It was contrary to the example e£ Christ. 

Bbo. Rev. W. E. DARr.v, Past Rep. to R.W.G.L., has 
■accepted the prstoratc of Union Chapel, Courtenay- 
-street, Plymouth, and will commence his ministry on 
Sunday next, loth inst. 

An Ixterestixg Docu.\ient, a proclamation by 
the grandfather of our beloved Qaeen, George III., is 
iprinted in another column, which has been kindly 
forwarded us by Bro. S. Ilockaday, P.D.E.D., South 

The Alliasce Anniversary is fixed for Tuesday 
•aeit, I7th inst. Amongst the distinguished list of 
speakers, headed by Sir Wilfrid Lawson, is the name 
I'f Mr. Herbert Gladstone. M.P. Lord Claud Hamilton 
■is to preside at the evening meeting. 

The Increase OF Membership in our Order,— 

•as represented by the Right Worthy Grand Secretary 

'to the recent meeting ot the International Executive 

•Council— is very gratifying. The membership of the 

' 'British Grand 'Lodges ie M6,0iifi in 1882, an increase 

Bro. Malins, G.W.CT., many months ago, engaged 
to write for Messrs. Ward and Lock's " Epochs and 
Episodes of History," a chapter upon "The Temperance 
Movement ; its origin and development." This chapter 
has just appeared in the current number of that 
excellent serial. It comprises 16 large pages, 
and is illustrated with portraits of Mr, Joseph 
Livesey, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, and Mr. Samuel 
Bowly, and news of the Orphanage and the 
Hospital. It is a most comprehensive, though 
necessarily condensed ; history, and should be pos- 
eeesed by every intelligent Temperance reformer. 
The same number of the serial (price Gd.) contains 
' The Reign of Terror: the Story of the Great French 
Revolution of 17^2;' "Gallant King Harry : Tho 
Story of the Battle of Agincourt ;" and "The Arrest 
of the Five Members : The Story of King Charles 's 

Impostors Agaik.— A Mr. Sisk, «/;«< Fisk, who 
mysteriously vanished from BuUvell. near Netting, 
ham, four or five years ago with some £1 en- 
trusted to him to pay on behalf of the Lodge there has 
turned up recently at Hartlepool with a certificate 
purporting to be iisued by the Pride of the Village 
Lodge, No. 441, to Richard Hammond, P.L.D,, 
P.W.C.T., P.W.T,, and recommending him "to the 
fraternal sympathy of the membership of the Order." 
Sisk presentel this cortiaoite (which purports to be 
endorsed by Bro. " E. Brooks, D.CT., Notts "J to the 
G.W.Seo,, with a request that he would as D.CT. for 
South Durham endorse it. This of course was declined • 
from tho appearance of the document, Bro, Woods 
concluded that it was not genuine, retiineJ it and 
directed the person to come back text day, when 
if he found it was genuine relief would be 
given him. In the meantime, Bro. Woods commuui- 
uated with Bro. Brooks by telegram, and found out 
that the man was an impostor. It is neeJ less to say 
that Sisk failed to remain long enough in Hartlepool 
to be caught and sent where such impostors should 
be sent. Another man, with a .Scotch travelling card 
purporting to be issued by Lodge 112, is also scourini 
the " North Countree" and of him our members should 
also be oautious. 

Light i-rom the PtJLriT.— In forcible contrast to 
the remarks of the Rev. Mr. Dyson, we are pleased to 
note the words of the Rev. Stopford Brooke, M,A,, 
who m the course ot a discussion on " Teetotalism re- 
garded as a Theory, a Practice, and a Remedy," by the 
members of the Bedford Chapel (Londoo) Debatin" 
Society, following an address by Mr. Frank Wright of 
Konsingtoi, remarked :— " Whatever men may have 
said m the past about the joys of drinking, and of its 
harmlessnese, there is no possibility any longer of 
doubt that they were wrong. It has been proved step 
by step that this element received into the human 
system is the direct cause of far more than half of the 
crime, the disease and the insanity of mankind and 
the indirect cause, though hereditary, of unnum- 
bered other evils. It stands alone in abominable 
pre-eminence as the power of evil, who de- 
grades and then murders 
this statement one whit c 

hood the better. It is not enough to think only of 
ourselves, to become total abstainers because our 
health will be better or our enjoyment of life greater. 
We are then only wise and selfish. AVe have not done 
enough until we enrol ourselves among those who 
form the ,army ot atiack on this great evil, and feel 
in our hearts the impulse, sympathy, power, and 
ardour which union for a great human cause creates, 
supports, and developes towards victory. It is 
that which taking the pledge means, and let men 
laugh as they will, no better and no more ideal action 
can be done.' 

the human race. Nor ii 
,p, , , . ^ aggerated. It is plair 
therefore I say it does not matter what per 
sonal enjoyment you get out ot it by using it mode- 
rately ; It 18 your duty the moment you sec the 
truth— and it is a sad thing to see it only as I have 
seen It when the halt of life is over-to throw your- 
self heart and soul into the war against this evil for 
the sake of the human race. Let love of man 
banish alcohol from yon. If you are not able alto- 
gether to save yourself from the ranks of those who 
belong to this evil, save the young who arc not yet 
infected. Take care that none belonging to you 
touch it. You will do more good by joining in war- 
fare agaiuEt this wrong Power than vou will do by 
ariy other kind of charitable or active work, and you 
will be certain that everything you do will bear 
fruit, will save and redeem men. There are feiv 
things of the good results of which we may be certain 
still tewer in which the good fruits of our work we 
are allowed to see. This is one of those things. 
And the work is purely human. It is not necessarily 
bound HP witu any political or theological party 
It can bind men who differ in anything else to'^ether 
into a brotheihood, all the members of which a"iee 
in the end to be reached, and in the means fitting to 
attain that end, The sooner we join that brother- 




By Bko. J. Oliver, 

'Twas the night just after Fred's birthday, and a happy 

day it had been. 
For ho was a blithe young fellow, and hal just 

attained nineteen. 
And as usual we'd had a party, for he was our eldest 

boy — 
iVnd a birthday seems a fitting time to commemorate 

^ with joy. 
He'd asked for a day or two's abseuoo, and had thus 

come over from college. 
Where he'd studied books and 'ologics and every kicd 

of kuowledge. 
These are all very well in their way, though I own 

they're a puzzle to me. 
For he brought home some new-fangled thoughts upon 

drink aud Good Templary. 
He said ho had taken a vow— that's drea df ul itself 

you may think — 
Not to touch wine, beer, or cider, or any feriuontod 

That he had become a Good Templar, and furthermore, 

to be brief, 
Th<!y had started a Lodge at tho college, and he was 

the " Worthy Chief." 
He'd vexed me a bit at the party, because he refused 

to take Drink, 
Decliuinge'en wine that was "British," I said "you're 

too squeamish, I think." 
But he couldn't be turned from his purpose, no effort 

of mine would avail. 
And tho evening just after the party, he told ma the 

following tale. — 
Said he, " When I first went to college, I met with one 

Herbert St, Clair, 
He was tall and commanding in figure, with looks o£ 

long, curly black hair ; 
And a brow that was fit for a statesman, and a heart 

that was true to the core ; 
Such a ' chum' I had ne'er before met with. 

like I shall never find more. 
His father, a Liverpool merchant, a dealer in cotton 

and stuff. 
Kept his pocket supplied well with silver, in fact, he 

had more than enough, 
For it proved unto him a great danger, and at length 

he and I came to strife. 
For I dared not join his carouses, or share in his fast 

sort of life. 
With drinking and proflii 

unholy alliance, 
'^■niat^length he set order and rule peremptorily at 

Ah, his 

ate fellows he formed an 

I tor sober in a short space ot timo- 


Intemperate hab 
took the pla( 

And at length he received final orders the college to- 
quit in disgrace. 

It happened that very same evening, while darkness 
and silence profound 

Hung over the peaceful sleepers, there raiif out a 
startling sound, ^ 

For a shot was fired in the building, and 

I the 

cry arose 

Such a ory, I shall never forget it, a cry as of wild 

We arose as from some dread nightmare, there were 

sounds as of feet below. 
There was rising and dressing in haste, there was 

hurrung to and fro. 
Onthe basement a crowd was gathered round a door, 

and there on the bed 
Lay the bleeding remains of young Herbert— in 

remorse he had shot himself dead. 
But the tragedy had not yet ended, for the news was at 

once wired home, 
As the coroner's inquest pendcd, his father at least 

must come. 
Tho shock killed poor Herbert's sister, you may call it 

whatever you please, 
Twas his tragical end that produced it : the Doctor 

said " heart disease.' ' 
Then the tragedy reached its climax, for to make the 

thing more sad. 
At tho lossot his promising children, the father at last 

went mad. 
■ Now, Mother," said he, when he'd finished, " would 

you have me take drink again ( " 
' I wouldn't for fifty worlds, ' said she : I replied. 

" Amen, 


October 9, 1882. 

Lodge news should be sent as early as possible, and 
cannot be received after Tuesday morning for Insertion 
In the following issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tuesday night, from which reports can be taken up to 
10 a.m. on Wednesday. 

l]c (jladhj Tvclcome contrihutiom of Lodge News, 
v'hrr matter Hintahlc for insertion, hut they must 
on srparatc sfirrts, WRITTEN ON ONE BIDE ONLY nf 
thf- paper, and duJij authenticated with the name 
addrt'tts of the writer. 

TJie '^Ncics of tlie Lodges" slioxdd co7istitute a public 
record of the impoi-tant events in contiection with 
ordina-nj Lodge SessioTiSj Public Meetings, Anni- 
versaries, <fc., 171 collection with the Order. 
It s}ionld refer, not to matters of mere local interest 
or to tJie evenj-day occurrences of ordinary Lodge 
Sessions, but to such matters as are of national 
importance, interestitig alike to all classes of readers, 
stimulating some, encouraging others, and rejoicing 
all. For tliis piirpose it should make me7ition of 
Essays and Ba-pers read, of competitions in Jiieciting, 
Heading, a)id Sitiging, Temperance Bees, Qv^cstioyi 
Box, and suck like. And, Once a Quarter, the 
total number initiated or admitted by c.c, the total 
of membership, rfcc, may be given. Singing, Reciting, 
d:c., at ordinary Lodge Sessions should not be 
reported, as the same names of singers, reciters, d-c., 
occwr week after week, and such news can only be of 
limited local interest. When, however, a Public 
Anniversary, or other Meeting or Demonstration in 
connection with the Order takes place, the immes 
viay be given of th^ chairma7i avd of tJwse taking 
part, and to save space these should be classijied thus: 

Chairman, . Songs by ,Recitations by 

tOc. , etc. 


Leicester Square. — "Orange Brand)." October 2. 
round night. Lots of fun. Good session. 

Commercial Road, E.—" Mile End." September 10. 
First meeting after the mission week. Several initiations, 
result of mission, which was very successful. Reports 
from brothers who had visited Wales and Devon as to 
progress of the Order in tiiose parts. Meeting very satis- 
factory.— September 20. Quarterly concert ; good muster. 
Chairman, Bro. CoHch. Songs by Bro. Slielton, Cuih- 
w.iy, Scott, Braybrook, Lake, Edwards ; Si^teis Cush- 
way and Biaybrook. Recitations by liros. Fry and 
Green. Meeting very successful. Lodge improving. 

Oxford-street.—" Cambridge." September 30. Two 
candidates initiated ; c.c. granted to Bro. Henry Colman 
who leaves for Sydney, The brother conveys tlie fra- 
ternal greetings to whatever Lodge lie may visit. Business 
and harmony. 

Crouch End.— " Harringay." Sept. 27. Monthly 
public meeting, preaidpd over by Bro. G-. Bannister. A 
deputation from the I.O.R. attended consisting of Bro. 
Marshall and Afllect to explain the aim and objects of the 
society. Several members gave in their names to form a 

Bloomsbury.— "Banner of Peace." September 27,. 
Public soiree ; good number present, very plea-^ant 
evening. Songs by Sisters Mason and Bennett and Bro, 
Bennett.— October 2. Lodge entertained by G.L. mem- 
bers and othfirp. 

Deptford.— " Ravensbourne." September 30. Bro, 
Wadsworth, W..T. T. This Lodge was instituted on 
September 2. with 16 members, have initiated 13 during 
the month, and have seven for proposition, Lodge ably 
entertained by the Trinity Lodge. Hall crowded. Sonsts 
by Bro. Tucker and Sister Hyde; phort addresses by 
Bros. Hj'de, Tucker.and Hnskiugs. Fraternal greetings 
exchanged with neveral Lodges, including one from 
India. Twelve members take in the Watchword. 

(;reenwich.— " Loyal Silver Stream." September 19. 
Lecture by Sister Brocklehurst Hack. G.L.L. Rev. O. 
H Simpkinson, M.A, vicaroE Holy Trinity, Blackhoath 
Hill, presided, in whose Mission Hall the lecture was 
given. Interest well sustained. — 2Ci. Officered by New 
Cross Excelsior. One initiated. Visit of Bros. Shorlv, 
V.D., and Pitman. W.D.S. Songs by Sisters Par.'^ons, 
Pittman, and Allwright ; Bro.s. Parker, and others. 
Visitors invited. 

Wandsworth Road.—" Lambeth Pioneers." Septembpr 
12. Fruit pound night and Brothers surprise. Proceeds 
of sale of fruit given to a Brother who is out of employ- 
ment. -September 20. Sisters' night. Sister Mrs. 
H. Swan, W.C.T. Recitations given by SiHters M. A. 
Rutt. Dye, D. French, H. L. Standing. Songs by 
Sisters Smith, Hillock. Addresses by Sisters Swan and 
Charrott, and Brothers H. T. Watts, W.C.T., Rosslyn, 
Chasten.Crawford, Wliitfield, and Headlam.— September 
27. Public entertainment. Bro. W. Headlam, L.U, 
St. Andrews Lodge, presided. Recitations by Sister 
H. L. Standing. M. Janaway, A. French, Rutt. Songs 
by Bro. Crawforil, Whitfield, Mr. H. Chilvers, Misa 
A. Chilvers, Sisters Smith, West. Addresses by the 
chairman, and Bro. H. T. Watts, Bro. Watts also a good 
recitation. About 80 pre-^ent. Two pledges, and three 
promised to join the Lodge. 

Camberwell Mew ]load.— " William Tweedie." A 
Ten Days* Gosp-l Temperance Mission has been con- 
ducted in a smr-M Hall in the neighbourhood, under the 

aiispicea of the Lodge, the result of which was the issue 
of 225 blue ribbons and the taking of 234 new pledges, — 
Sept. 23. Special session. Two initiated, and arrange- 
ments 8ugge.sted for visitation of the friends who had 
signed the pledge.— Sept. 27. Two initiated, eight pro- 
posed. Quarterly meetmg conducted by Bro. 
Bone, W.O.. supported by Brothers Yoang, P.W.C.T., 
Ashur< S. J. T., Burrows, A. S. J. T., Russell, 
D.G.W.C, and Ketgen, P.I^.G. A suitable building 
liaving been secured, another mission will shortly be 
held upon a larger scale. 

Gravesend.— "Star." Sept. 28. Interesting ses-^ion, Bro, 
Brook from Gray's, gave a stirring account of the Blue 
RibbonMission just held there. Our thousand pledges were 
taken. One of our sisteis having just changed her name 
a handsome workbox was presented to her as a memento 
of the happy event. Two initiated, and impromptu 
speaking after. Lodge flourishing. 

Lf^ngacie.— " Whitefield ;" Sept. 29. Pound night, 
auctioneer, Bro. Whitelaw; 59 present. 

Kind's Cross.— "Excelsior. ' Sept. 28. Vi^it from the 
Oxford Lodge, Bro. Bartholemew W.C.T. : two can- 
didates initiated, ably entertained with songs from 
Sisters Dally, Brown, Harrison, and Steven?:, and 
Brothers Mewitt, Copelin, Bartholemew, S. Brown, 
Cole and Williams. A pleasant session was closed with 
a presentation to Brother and Sister Godard of a very 
handsome teapot, suitably engraved, on the occasion of 
their marriage. 

Bloomsbury. — " Pride of Soho." September 30. 
Officered »na entertained by vir<itors from neighbouring 
Lodges, when a very pleas.ant evening was spent. Several 
old members have rejoined. 

Chelsea -"Grosvenor." September 20. Interesting 
paper read bj Bro. J, Taylor, V.D,, entitled, "I would 
if T could," which was much appreciated. 

Poplar.— "Eastern Star." September 25. Eleventh 
anniversary celebrated by a tea and public meeting. 
Bro, O. Cushway presiding at the latter, and the follow- 
ing programme was rendered :— Songs by Sister Dick, 
L.D., Sister A. Dick, Miss L. Sheppard, and Mr. Cush- 
way. Recitations by Sister Waples, Bro. Heffel, and 
Mr. John Ford. Pianofortp selections by Miss Sheppard, 
and Bro. Alexander P. Dick. Addresses by Bros. 
Webstpr and Cuahway. Duet by Sister and Bro. Cush- 
way. Enjoyable evening. 

Crouch End. — " Harringay." September 20. Good 
session, two initiated. The sisters oflficered and enter- 
tained the Lodire, songs and recitations were given by 
Sisters AVood, Wynne, Cowland, Hogg, Abbott, and Ban- 

Bermondsey-square.— " Golden Stream." September 
20. Pleasant session. Completed arrangements for 
forming Juvenile Temple. Two initiated.— September 

27. Visit of Trinity Lodge. Addresses and songs by 
Bro. Hyde, Tucker, Morrison, and Sister Hyde. Two 

Lower Norwood. — "Fenwick." September 26. The 
Crown of Surrey officered the Lodge. Bro. A. Man- 
sell. W.C.T. , pre*<idincr. Four proposed and two initi- 
ated. Songs by Bro. H. Schooner, Sister Schooner, Bro. 
Wakeling, Bro. A. Mansell, Sister L. Spooner. One of 
the candidates pi-opo?ed was the Kev. Ho^bs, pastor. 

Westminster Bridge-road. — " Jehovah ,Tirch." Septem- 
ber 27. Open session. Good programm e rendered under 
the superintendence of Bro. Godbold, and assisted by 
Bros. Peel, Riches and Marshall, and Sisters Wood 
and White. Fruit was served during the evening and 
coffee and cake were provided by Bro^ and Sister Ward 
to commemorate their first anniversary in the Order. 
A generous response to benevolent box. Enjoyable 
evening. A sintfing class is connected with this Lodge. 

Old Kent-road.—" Military Brothers." September 

28. Open Lodge and soiree. Songs and recitations by 
members and friends. Parlour games. OverlGO present. 
Very pleasant and enjoyable evening. Several names 
taken for membership. 

Clapton, E. — "Upper Clapton," Octobs. 2. Three 
initiated; visit of Homerton's Hope. Tottenham Hold- 
fast paid a Eurprise visit, and in conjunction with 
Homsrton's Hopp, entertained the Lodge the remainder 
of the evening ; members present, 48 ; visitors, 51. 


Taunton.— "Conference." September 25, Visited 

d addressed by Bro, the Rev. Samuel Naish, who gave 
account of the Blue Ribbon meetings held at Leices- 
ter. Bro. Thompson, from Bridgwater, gave a recita- 
, and the Lodge choir sang two or three pieces. One 
initiated. Very pleasant session. 

Skip.sea. — " Shield of Faith." September 5. Fraternal 
regards sent to Bro. C. J. Amoy, of Gary Beacon Lodge, 
Mid-Somerset, who sailed for Australia on Sej)- 
tember 13.— September 19. Address by Bro. A. Amey 
' Sowing and Reaping." 

AKCHESTER.— "Grand Alliance." September 28. 
Excellent paper on "Political Action" read! by Bro. 
Stevenson, of the Good Samaritan Lodge. Discussion 
deferred. Four initiated, and one rcobligated. Visitors 
from several Lodges. Bro. H. T. Bowley, H.D., pre- 

East Dereham.- "Centre o! Norfolk." September 2fi. 
Report on late Blue Ribbon J^tission held by Lodge. 
Grand success. First results, one initiated, three pro- 
posed. Visit of Sister Watson, G.L.L., to whom a 
hearty vote of thanks was given for services rendered at 
" e mission. — September 28. Lecture by Sister Watson 

I the "American Whisky War" to a large audience. 

wo pledges. 

Cheltenham. — "Loyal St. Mary's." September 27. 
Tea and entertainment ; 1-50 at tea. After tea the chair 
taken by Mr. Holding. Good addresse?, songs, and 
recitations were given by Bros. Hall and Thoman, of 
Gloucester ; also by Bros. Furberville, Privet, Harris, 
Gil), Millard, Eldridge and Mayors. Large number 
present ; Lodge prospering. 

Darlington.—" Edward Pease," September 11*. 
Public meeting held in the Lodge-room. Temperance 

address by Rev. R. W. R. Mr. Johnson, 
Tomperanco missionary, presided. After a vote of 
thanks to Mr. Rentoul, the Lodge opened and initiated 
three members. — September 2l>. Milk and bun bupper ; 
pleasant evening ; good number present. 

Southampton.— "Dawn of Peace." September 25. 
A large number of members and visitors present, in- 
cluding Bro. D. Y. Scott, G.W.Co. After the Lodge 
was opened the G.W.Co. presided. Ore initiated. One 
member received as associate. Bro. Williams, W.D.S., 
moved a resolution expressing deep sympathy with the 
G. W.C.T., Bro. Malins, in his illneos, and hoping that 
he might soon recover. Bro, Scott delivered a most 
instructive and stirring address, which elicited the 
warmest approval. He also answered several important 
questions which were addressed to him. The thanks, of 
the Lodge were culy accorded to Bro. Scott for his kind 
and useful address, and the greetings of the Lodge were 
ordered to bo sent to the D. Y. Scott Lodge at Mary- 

NoRTH Shields.— " Olive Branch." September 19. 
Bro. W. Steele, W.C.T., presiding. Four initiated and 
five proposed, Good attendance. Brothers' entertain- 
ment. Programme well sustained Suj>ply of fruit, &c. 
Songs and recitationi by Bros. Arkley. Steele, and G.W. 
Foreinan. L.D., and Sister Grundy. Address by the 
D.C.T., J5ro. James Brown. Committee appointed to 
arranga for the visit from Bro. D. Y. Scott, G.W.Co. 
Ploasaiit meeting. 

North Shiklds.— "Rehobeth." September 21. Bro. 
Grieves, W.C.T., presided. Six candidates initiated, 
making 15 for the present quarter to date, and others 
proposed for next session. Tliis Lodge, which ha? only 
been instituted nine month?, is doing good work. The 
D.C.T., Bro. J. Brown, attended and addressed the 
Lodge on the leading features of tlie Order. Successful 

Hexham.—" Hope of Hexham." September 18. Mo?t 
successful meeting. Visit of the D.C.T., Bro. James 
Brown. Large attendance, owing to the efforts of a 
visiting committee. Two candidates initiated. Coffee 
supper. Sisters Stoker, Robson, Rutherford, and Ben- 
nett ably dispensing. The entertainment consisted of 
readings, recitations, songs, and an address from the 
D.CT., which for earnest, faithful counsel ha^ seldom 
been excelled. At the conclusion a hearty vote of thanks 
was given to Bro. Brown for his visit and addrefS. Bros, 
Sparke, Gibbon. Brogden, Harding, Clarke, Turnbull, 
Snowball, and Sister Stoker also took part in the even- 
ing's entertainment. 

Wisbech.— "Clarkson." September 27. Quarterly 
sermon to members and friends by Bro. Rev. J. F. Tyara, 
The Lodge numbers 124 members, and is commencing to 
hold meetings in the surrounding villages. 

Brighton.— "Queen's Park." September 25. Reso- 
lution unanimously passed, congratulating Bro. and 
Sister Black on their marriage, after which Bro. Grum- 
brill, on behalf of the Lodge, presented them with a time- 
piece as a token of good wishes. Bro. Black acknow- 
ledged the gift in a few words. A large number of 
members and viaitors present, 

Manchksteb. — " Lord Nelson." September 27. Lodge 
re-instituted in the Pilling-street Mission Room, Newton 
Heath, by Bro. H. T. Bowley, H,D„ assisted by Bro. 
Hopkinson, V.D. Officers elected and installed. Bro. 
Pickering was recommended for L.D. One brother 
joined a? associate, and four brothers, one visitor oo c.c. 
and four members instituted. Resolved to ntake the 
Lodge a success in this neighbourhood. 

Bloxwich. -"Unity." September 28. Open session. 
Visited and entertained by , the Great Bridge Excelsior 
Lodge, Br O.Ford presiding. Glee.", songs, recitations, 
&c., and pleasant evening. Coffee and buns supplied 
by Sisters Westwood. 

Maxningtrer.— "Hope of Essex." September 26. 
Entertained by sisters. Two songs by Sister Adams, of 
Harwich ; two recitations by Sister A. Pittock ; read- 
ings by Sister,'* E. Pittock and Eliza Pittock : two duets 
by Sisters E. Pittock, A. Pittock, Hunneball, Vincent, 
Smith, and Death. A glee by all the members. Third 
degree conferred upon 10, Ssveial visitors introduced. 
Good attendance. Very pleasant evening spent, 

ALDEDUnoH-ON-SEA.— "Pride of the Ocean." Septem- 
ber 17. The members wearing regalia, attended the 
Union Chapel, where a Temperance sermon was preached 
by Rev. S. Pendred, and a collection made on behalf of 
the Orphanage. —September 26. Twenty members df the 
Lodge attended the funeral of Sister Self. Good session; 
three initiated. Bros. Smith and Joy presented their 
reports as Representatives to District Lodge. Hearty 
vote of thanks accorded them. Lodge steadily pro- 

Shefkieli).— "Emblem of Charity." September 19. 
Grand public meeting. The Rev. C. A. Goodheart, 
M.A., vicar of St. Barnabas', presided. Addresses were 
delivered by the Rev. C. H. Collins, M. A., and others. 
A choir of 50 Good Templars in regalia attended, and 
gave a selection of odes very efficiently. Several pledgea 
were taken, and a number of blue ribbons donned. 

DERI3Y.— "Life Boat." September 21. Enter- 
tainment by Bro. Thompson, W.C.T., of the Refuge of 
Peace Lodge, Burton-on-Trent, and his daughter. The 
programme consisted of vocal and instrumental music. 
Bro. Thompson gave a very interesting account of the 
progress of the Order in the City of Beer, and interesting 
statistics connected with some of the breweries. Hearty 
vote of thanks was accorded Bro. and Sister Thompson. 
Two candidates initiated. Enjoyable and instructive 

Exeter.— "Abraham Lincoln." September 22. Sisters 
night. W.C.T., Sister Sullock. Every other office efB- 
ciently filled by sisters. One ^restored. —September 23. 
Special Lodge meeting ; two initiated ; one restored. — 
September 27. Grand public meeting addressed by Bros. 
J. P. Uran, U.K.A. (Plymouth), on the Sunday closing 
question ; Rev. M. H. Le Pla, and D. Y. Scott.G.W.C. 
Mr. W. Ingerson presided, and Sister Harris presided, 
at the piano, and Bro. C.W.Sandford at the harmonium. . 
Among those present were Bros. J. G. CutcIiffe,D.C.T. 

OCTOBBB 9, 1882. 



S. H., P.D.C.T., Albert Caslev, W.D.Sec, 
A. 1!. Myer». D.G.. Uec Avent, secretary to the United 
Exeter Lodge, &c., &c., &c. Special Lodge session at 
the close, Bro. Scott in the chair ; six initiated, result 
of public meeting. Short address by Bro. Scott, "Hereto 
work— let ns do it."— September 29. Bro. Denman, 
W.C.T., presided ; one initiated. Vote of condolence 
passed to Bro. and Sister Langworthy, *hose little boy 
the day previous fell down a flight of jteps and now lies 
dangerously ill at the Exeter Hospital. Bro. A. B. 
Myers, P.W.C.T., piesented a goose to the Lodge, which 
drew a large attendance. .Sister Gover,jun.,of the Hope 
of Exeter Lodge, was the winner. 

Ukvizk-s.— " JohnJaraes Fox.,' September 20. Visited 
by Bro. Joaiah Cave, V.D., of Trowbridge. 0:ie initiated 
and* one proposed. Bro. Cave gave an interesting 
address ; .53 members, six visitors, and alt officers pre^^ent. 
Arrangements made for a fraternal) visit from Avon 
LodRP, located Ij miles away. 

Ma.sbro. — " Puritan. ■• September 2S. Visit from 
Perseverance Lodge, Doncaster, 20 of whose members 
were present and entertained a public meeting ; capital 

Srogramme, and a most enjoyable evening. Songs by 
ros. Taylor, Singston, Cooper, Beaumont, Sister 
Maleham ; recitations by Bros. Taylor, Graville, and 
Foster ; duet by Bro. Cooper and Sister Haigh ; address 
by Bro. Sing.iton, H.D, ; after which coffee supper was 
partaken of by visitors and public. Sister Beckwith, 
W.C.T., presided ; Sister Haigh accompanied on the 

rk do 


H.\i.sTK.\n. — "Hornor." September 25. Crowded 
public meeting, addressed by Bn. J. Kempster, G.E.S. 
Si-ster Docwra, O.W.V.T., and Bro. Pev. J. Stead, D. 
Chap. Choir of 80 voices. .Sermon preached on pre- 
cedin; Sunday by Bro. Rev. J. Waite. -September 23. 
Ten candidates proposed as result of public meeting, in- 
cluding a police-constable. 

Brighton. — "Emanuel.'' September 21. Sisters even- 
ing. Sister J. W. Pvandell, presided. The following 
sisters entertained the Lodge with songs and recitations, 
Sisteis Bateman, Wiley, Heaver, Fathers, Bunker, Stone, 
Lower, and Gandy. Bro. HoUway, L.D., for the sisters 
presented a tablecloth for the W.V.T's- table. Very 
good session. September 28. Social evening ; about 80 
mcml>6rs and friends present. Programme c insisted of 
"A Ride in the Old Family Coach," a very pleasing game. 
Bountiful supply of refreshments; songs at intervals 
by Bros. Elphick and Boote. 

CHnisTCHBBOH.— " Hope of Twynham." September 23. 
Visited and addressed by Sister Grimwade, of Ipswich, 
who threw out some useful sug^'cstions, and gave many 
encouraging facts as to the work of the Order in Suffolk. 
— October 2. Fruit banquet ; very successful and plea- 
sant meeting. 

HoKSll.ui.— " of Mid Sussex." September 2S. 
Sisters' surprise night. An efficient programme cm- 
sisting of music, recitations, &c., well carried out by 
Sisters Carter, Stepney, Goldsmith, Laker, &c. Refresh, 
ments provided. Sister H. M. Carter, W.V.T., in the 

Norton WoRCEsTF-n. — "Norton Excelsior." September 
28. First anniversary held ; social tea at six n.m. One 
candidiite. L.D. gave a review of tho wi 
the Lodge during the last 12 montlis, and 
interesting programme was gone through, Bro. Hawkins 
presiding at the harmonium ; pleasant and enjoyable 

NoTTiNGH.\M. — "John Macintosh." September 14. 
Our first coffee supper, and was a grand success ; 122 
sat down. Good entertainment. Chairman, Mr. C. 
Walker ; speaker, Bro. Home. Singing by the Band of 
Hope choir. Recitations by Sister Newton, Miss Pepper, 
and Bro. Turner.— September 21. Five initiated. Pro- 
fit of ISs. 6d. on C'ffee supper. Decided to have anotlier 
ou tho occasion of the visit of the D.C.T. Bros. 
Mcintosh, Turner, and Brookhouse presented the Lodge 
with furniture which had been nicely painted by Bro. 
Brookhousc— September 28. One initi.nted. D.L.Rep, 
report read. A committee 
a Juvenile Temple in Hysi 

was also ordered for every session to receive subscrij 
for the orphanage, 

Southampton. — "Costers Rock of .Safety." 
teniber 25. Public tea and concert ; large attend 
Bro. Geo. Spooner presiding. Fir.-t-rate progr.amme 
given by members of the Order, names given in at the 
close of the concert to join the Lodge. — September 20. 
Pleasant session ; good of the Order by Bro. Williams, 
Di.s. Sec, and W. Flower, P.U,, Sisters Jupe, W.C.T., 
anri D'Aroy. 

SouTllAjirTON.— "Phcenix.' September 27. Enter- 
tainment by the Wilberforco Juvenile Temple : Bro. 
Waltrr Flower, A.S.J.T., presiding. Progr.imme 
of excellent singing, recitations, dialogues, &c., which 
gave great satisfaction. 

BniKliLEV Hill.— " England's Pride." September 30. 
r.-vper by Bro. B. Owen, D.S.J.T., on "The Lodges' 
Nursery, and its Fourfold Pledge." A short discussion 
followed. The sisters surprised the brothers by a coffee 
supper. Very pleasant evening. Lodge progressing. 

W.\RWICK. — "Warwick Castle." September G. Lodge 
re-started in the Dale Coffee Tavern, by Bro. Glover, 
D.C.T. Four initi.ited. Bro. W. N^ble recommended 
as L.D. Good attendance of visitors from the Feeling 
Heart Lodge, Leamington. — September 13. Pleasant 
session. Two mitiated. —September Itl. One initiated 
and one proposed. Lodge entert.ained by Bros. Noble 
and Jones and Sister Joyce.— September 20. One 
initiated and one proposed. A total of 14 new members 
since the Tiodge re-opened. 

Liverpool.— "Arkwright." September 2D. Debate, 
subject : " Which has the most influence on the mind, 
music or painting and poetry?' Bro. D. A. Brown 
"muMc"and, in the absence of Bro. J. W. V.aughar, 
Bro. J. L. Bell, "painting and poetry." After a dis- 
cussion majority in favour of music. One sister a<1mitted 
on c.c. Room crowded 


Walton-ctm-Felixstowe.— " Pinner." September 1. 
Flower nifht— September 8. Sisters' night. Sister M. A 
Morgan, jun., as W.C.T.— September l.'i. Degree night. 
Conferring officer, Bro. William La Fargne, L.D.— 
September 22. Civilian brothers' night {military 
surprise). Bro. J. Morgan, P.L.D., CauUlwell Hall, ii, 
the chair. The surprise, a handsomely bound Bible.- 
Sep',ember 2i). Paoer upon the " Aims of Good Tem- 
plarj-," by Bro. William La Fargue, who also pr.jmised 
to give another shortly. 

Exkter.— "Perseverance." September 2). Qu.irterly 
concert. Fair attendance. An excellent programme 
was gone through, to the satisfoction of all. Chairman, 
Mr. Avery. Songs by Miss Mules, Master Hatten, 
Messrs. Mules, Beer, Terapleman, H. Skinner, Roberts, 
Alsepti, and Davey. Ducts, glees, and trios by Miss 
Mules, Master Batten, Messrs. Mules, Beer, and Tem- 
pleman. Concertina, Mr. Alsepti : pianist, Mr. J 

BlRNLEr.— " Guiding Star." September 2.5. Tea and 
meeting in the United Methodist Free Church. Fifty' 
six sat down to tea, which was an excellent one.and credil 
is due to Sister C. Warne. Bro. W. Spencer presided at 
the meeting. The programme consisted of duets, songs, 
readings, and recitations by Sisters E. and J. Thompson, 
Bro. J. Hunt, O. Warne. E. Holsall, S. Singletoni 
F. Mellor, and A. Smith. Very successful evening. 

Bri-stol. — "Jlorning Star." September 21) Lodge-rooir 
vacated in favour of District Lodge, on which occasior 
several of our members took the opportunity of nnoffici 
ally visiting the Snowdrop Lodge, who they entertained, 
the following taking part : Bros. Alien, He'bert, and 
Kentish, Sisters Bewdey, Owen, and Lee. Pleasant 

A entnor, I. W.— " Undercliff." October 2. Three 
initiated. Sister E. Newnham sang "Angels watch 
me " ; Bros. Herbert and Kerasbury gave two very good 
readings; Bro. H. Ponder recited, "The Battle of 


Cleveland (Youkshire.) — North Ormesby. 
Sept. 30th. Bro. H. Wilson, D.S.J.T., presided. 
A barge number of representatives and S.J.T. 
attended. The D.S.J.T. gave a very encouraging report, 
shewing the number of Juveniles to be 1,704, ancf 140 
honorary membors, a total of 1204, distributed in 17 
Temples, being an increase of ISO on the past quarter. 
Several motions were adopted for securing efficiency in 
our Juvenile work and its extension to places in our dis- 
trict unoccupied. With this object in view, recommenda- 
tions to organise conferences in suitable localities were 
adopted. The discussions at the Council meeting shewed 
the Juvenile Order to be in a very healthy condition, and 
hopes are entertained of a considerable addition to the 
present numbers ere the end of the official year, 
next Council meeting to be held at Middlesboro', and it 
was decided that in connection with future Councils 
public meetings be held for the purpose of placing th 
^ ' prominently before 


RuxcoBN.— A public meeting and entertainment to 
celebrate the re-establishment of Juvenile Tomplary in 
Runcorn and the institution of a Tcmole was held 
September 25. Several years ago a Temple existed, 
but from some cause it was allowed to die out. About 
two months ago Bro. Kirkham Evans, a native of Run- 
corn, returned from South Australia, where he was the 
G.S.J.T., and set to work to form another in its place 
The "Path of Safety" Temple w,%3 established, the 
opening meeting as above. Already there is a mcmber- 
.ship of about 50 children. The llev, E. Williams pre- 
sided over the meeting, which was well attended 
Appropriate addresses were delivered by the chairman, 
Bro. Babbington, D.C.T., Sister A. M. Green 
R.W.S.J.T., and the Rev. G. Hock. The musical pjrt of 
the programme was a successful and enjoyable feature in 
the evening's proceedings, the various pieces beingrendered 
in good style. Miss Aslin, Miss Horton, and Miss Lead- 
better, ea;h gave their services. An interesting incident 
occurred during the evening. While one of the speakers 
was addressing the audience, a drunkard, evidently much 
impressed by what he had heard, walked up to the plat- 
form, and desired to take the pledge. His request, of 
course, was gladly complied with, and his good example 
was followed by about a dozen other persons. Bro. K. 
Evans is the superintendent of the Temple. 

Manchester.—" Within the Fold." September 27. 
Grand united gathering; procession by members with 
band to place of meeting. Songs and recitations by 
members. Addresses by Bro. W. Wilson D S -T T 
and Bro. G. Griffiths, D.C.T. Good attendance of 
visitors. Great results expected. Bro. J. Dowd, W.C.T., 
Peter Spence Lodge, presided. 

Manchester.— " Pioneer's Hope." Septembn- 25. 
Recitation contest. Nine competitors. Vvhat, a box of 
colours, and two books ; the colours and one book, the 
gifts of Bro. Ernest George (the acting Supt.l, the other 
a gift from Bro. Nash, W.C.T. of the Lodge. The elo- 
"■" ' of the juveniles was very creditable. 1st 

, Bro. Walker; 3rd, Bro. 

A.vrwEltp.— The first anniversary of Britannia, Senior 
Juvenile Temple, was held on Tuesday, Sept. 2(ith, in the 
Mariners' Institute. Notwithstanding the rain, 150 
persons sat down to tea at six o'clock, several others com- 
ing in afterwards to the entertainment. This consisted 
of music, songs, recitations and choruses by the members 
of Britannia and May Blossom Temples. The C. T. 
occupied the chair, and gave a short address, in which he 
stated that the fir.-t Temple in Belgium was commenced 
a year ago with 12 boys and girls. Since then the May 
Blo-sora had been institutsd for the junior members, and 
now the number of Juvenile Templars in Antwerp was 
over CO. Two honorary members of the Temple spoke 
a fe«- words in English and Flemish, explaining the four- 
fold pledge. After a hearty cheer for the ladies who li.^d 
provided tho tea, the meetingclosed by singing the closing 
ode. The next evening the members of both Temples 
had tea and games, &c. A great impression has been 
made by the children, and it is hoped good results will 


•,* It is most important that the reports appearing in tne 
official organ should be accurate and impartiaL As we muFt 
rely upon voluntary aid in furnishing these reports, we trust tlio 
Secretaries who, of course, are always in possession of accurate 
and full infoi-mation, will forward us reports as early as possible 
after the meetings are ended ; and that whore the socretaries are 
unable to do this District and other Lodges will request some 

SCEEOLK,— Wickham Market. September 18. The 
proceedings of tlie day commenced with a devotional 
meeting, at which a good number attended. The District 
Lodge was opened in the Old Town Hall, the D.C.T., 
Bro. J. Alexander, presiding. Twelve Lodges were rep- 
resented. The officers' reports were given and adopted. 
A slight increase in the memliers for the half-year was 
reported, some of the Lodges being in a very healthy and 
active state. Sister H. Garrett, G.L. Rep., gave an 
excellent report of the last session. Sister M. E. Doc- 
wra, G. W.V.T,, was present during the afternoon. An 
earnest discussion took place on the work that needed to 
be done in connection with the Order. Sister Docwra 
g»ve a very encouraging and earnest address, and 
exhorted all to work on for the good of the 
Order. A resolution of condolence was passed 
with the G. W.C.T,, Bro Malins, in his long 
continued illness. A public luncheon and tea were 
provided at the Congregational Chapel, and a public 

'■'" ■" '"""' " "^ >me placeinthe evening, which 

Bro. G. Bingen, of London, 
excellent Temperance speech, 
ses were also given by Sister 
. J. Alexander, D.C.T., Bro. 
:1 .Tames Youngman, Esq., of 
veral pieces 

nt choir 

of twenty pledge: 

1 proposed for member- 

ting was hold 
was llargely attended, 
presided and gave an 
Earnest .and telling addr 
Docwra, G.W.V.T., Bi 
Tucker, of Yarmouth, a 
CharlesHeld. An efficii 
during the evening. Upw 
taken, some of which havi 
ship in the Order. 

Essex,— Halstead. Septemler 2.5. Bro. Latimer 
Crew, W.D.Co., presided in the absence of the D.C.T. 
Good attendance of Representatives and members. 
Reports shewed the present number of members to be 
1,.793 an increase of 13S in the half-year. Bro. J. B. 
I'lnch, D.b.J.i., reported an increase in the .luvenile 
tJrder of 8 per cent. ; £4 was voted from D.L. funds for 
the furtherance of work amongst the juveniles. A com- 
mittee of five sisters was appointed to collect goods and 
cash for the International Bazaar in aid of our Negro 
Mission, to be held at Bristol in December. The D L 
decided to unite in the Prize Essay Scheme, and to offer 
of Standard Temperance Works for the two 
ys contributed by members in tho 
Bro. R. H. Campbell, D.C.T. of 
diy consented to act as adjudicator. 
1 excellent paper entitled, 
gave rise to considerable 

best ( 



Bro. W. Sear'le. V.D., 

"Signs of IheT- 

nly to c 

Sister Tomlii 

o-, . , ■ T, }'''' '"llowing reso'lutions were passed ; (1) 
ihat this D.L. approves most heartily of the Blue Rib- 
bon, or Gospel Temperance Movement, which has at 
length reached our jurisdiction, and is attended with such 
(2) That we recommend the membership not 
.-operate with any originating these Missions, 
! necessary to take the initiative. (3) That we 
strongly recommend the appointment of committees to 
induce those signing the pledge at these Missions to join 
the Order (4) That the membership be recom.^ended to 
adopt the badge of blue, without waiting for Mis- 
their various towns. The visitors included Bro. 
''fS"! , P''^'' G'i'-S., and Bro. J. Alexander, D.C.T., 
of Suffolk, both of whom addressed the D.L. A public 
meeting, which was largely attended, was held in the 
Town Hall, at 7. 30 p.m. Bro. J. S. Baker presided. 
Addrasses were delivered by Bro. John Kempster,G.E.S.: 
t;"',"' w ?.■ ?2""."' G-W.V.T.; and Bro!^ Re'v. J. E., W. D, Ch. An efficient choir, conducted by Bro. 
tervals. Several pledges were 

W. Si 

Skipsej.— "James Garfield." Sept. 7. Visited bv 
Bro. Jas, Payne, D.S.J.T. 

Southampton.--" Flower of St. Mary's." Septerr' 
28. Pleasant session. Entertainment by the memb 
• ited by Bro. W. Flower, V.S.J. T.. who gave a si 


SouTHA.MPTON.— " Dawn of Pe.ace." October 2. On( 
re-.admitt3d. Visited by Bro. W. Flower, V.S.J.T. 
who addressed the members and gave a song. Othei 
visitors also took part in the entertainment. 

HuNTiNopoNSHlRE;^ - St. Neots. Seotember 20. 
Bro.Waddington D.C.T presided. Officers absent, 
D.E.D., and D.D.M. All Lodges in the district were 
represerited, and there was a goodly number of members 
and past Representatives, The reports of the Executive 
were read and adopted. The report of the D.C.T. dwelt 
principally on the Temperance question in its different 
phases. Ihe D.S.J.T. shewed a decrease of seven. 
1 resent number m good standing, 270. The W.D.S. 
reported a decrease of 27, the number being 33+ D T 
reportedabalancoinhandof £8 8s. 2i|. Bro D Y Sco'tt' 
O.W.Co. was received with honours, ' and oc- 
oupied tho chair for the remainder of the session 
The Representatives of the various Lodges gave some 
interesting reports of the work in the district. The cir- 
cular on the International Bazaar was rend and discussed, 


OotobSb 9, 1882. 

and it vr&n resolved that the Representatives suoiild 
bring it prominently betore their respective Lodgea, for 
them to take action thereon. The question of local 
Miasiona was next discussed and it was resolved to spend 
.£5 in mifaioning the district. Bro. D. Y. Scott in ad- 
dreifling the Lodge spoke of the protracted illness of our 
G.W.C.T. and the following resolution was passed, "That 
this D. Lodge conveys to Bro. Malins, through Bro. 
Scott, its warmest sympathies in his severe affliction and 
truth that the time may not be far hence when he may 
be able to resume his duties." Bro. Scott went thr-iu^h 
the UnwrittenWork.and then spoke at s:)me length on tlie 
advantages of Good Templary, giving many 
hints, and urging upon the membership the necessity of 
united action. The address was one which cannot fail 
to produce good. Stilton was selected as next place of 
meeting. A public tea was provided at 5.30 p.m in the 
<Jorn Exchange, when about 2.-)0 S!it down. At 7 p.m a 
public meeting was held. Bro. Waddington, D.C.T. 
presiding, addresses being delivered by Bro3. Scott, 
T)avi9, and Gidding. At the close of the meeting five 
were initiated, and I5ro. Scott had the pleasure of seeing 
that his labours were not in vain. 

rfoTTiNGHAHSHiRE. — Social Guild Hoom, Parliament- 
street, September lO. Bro. E. Brooks, D.C T. presided. 
There wa-s a large attendance of Heps, and visitors. Bro. 
Dalzell, W.D.S., gave the report of the Executive, which 
was adopted. The D.Tr., Bro. William Johnstone, 
having a peremptory call into Scotland, had to leave the 
D. Lodge. Sister Binns, D.S.J.T., reported 7oG juvenile 
and 181 hen. members in good standing, being an increase 
of 40 juvenile and seven adult members, and her report 
closed with a few earnest and practical remarks. As this 
session was held on the eve of Bro. Booth's mission, the 
District Lodge adjourned at 12.30, and went in a body to 
the Mechanics'Hall, where a prayer meeting was being held 
preparatory to the mission. Immediately after resuming 
a vote of sympathy was passed with Bro. Walker, D.E.D,, 
whose wife met with a serious accident at the late 
Crystal Palace Fete, depriving her of her reason, it is 
feared, for life. The D.C.T. brouijht prominently before 
the membership the necessity of supporting the Negro 
Mifsion and the Orphanage. Bro. T. Walker, D.E.D., 
in his report, referred to the result of the recentlicensing 
session, and urged the members to oppose the tratficin 
all possible ways. Bro. T. Dalzell, W.D.S., reported 
1,106 members in good standing, being an increase 
of 68. The Finance Committee reported a bal- 
ance of £22 V.k. lOd. in hand. Bros. Chandler, 
Pike, and Mear, V.D.'s, reported position of 
the Lodseg, and suggested means of increasing 
the membership during and after Bro. Booth's mission. 
Bro. Waine, the secretary of the Extension Committee, 
stated that a large number of public meetings had been 
held, and a large number of pledges had been taken, 
many of whom had been induced to join the Order, and in 
several places steps are being taken to form new Lodges. 
The report was very interesting. Next session at 
Stapleford. Under the Good of the Order, the D.C.T. 
gave an address on the position, present and future,of the 
District.and urged the members to increased activity and 
earnestness. Bro. Peacock supplemented with a few 
remark'^, after which the D.L. closed, A public meeting 
was held in the evening under the auspicea of the George 
Gill Lodge who had entertained the D.L. 

It appear"? from statistics recently compiled at 
Vienna that the number of breweries in Great Britain, 
in ISSO. was 26,114; in Germany. 23,040: in the 
United States, 3,2;i3 ; in France. 3,100 ; in Belgium, 
2,500 ; in Austria Hungary, 2,207 ; in Holland, 560 ; 
in Russia. 4G0 ; in Norway and in Switzerland, 400 
each ; in Denmark an^ Sweden, 2 10 each. The quan- 
tity of beer produced in Great Britain was about 40 
million hectolitres (the hectolitre is equ^l to about 22 
gallons) ; in Germany about 37 millions ; in the United 
State?, 14 : in Austro-Hun^ary, II ; in Belgium. 8 ; in 
France, 7 ; in Russia, 3 ; in Holland, 2, i:c. Russia 
has the largest breweries, and has an average produc- 
tion of G,0."2 hectolitres to each. Denmark being 
credited in thie reFpecfc with 6,2.50 liectolitres to each 
brewery ; Austria-Hungary, 4,770 ; the United States, 
4,182 ; France, 2,355 ; Great Britain, 1,900 ; Germany. 
I,5.jO. Norway has the Bmalleft breweries, with an 
arerage of 1,300 hectolitres. The beer production per 
head of the population is in litres — in Belgium, \'A ; 
Great Britain, 140; Germany, 83 ; Denmark, 76 ; Hol- 
land, 52: Switzerland, 3i : the United Statfs, 30; 
Austria-Hungary, 2'.t ; Norway, 2S ; France, 20 ; 
Sweden, 16 ; Russia, 4 ; and Italy. 3. But, althougb 
Great Britain is below Belgium in thisraatter,^ we 
have a far larger conscmption of spirits in addition, 
jn comparison with that country.— P«W'C Oj'hiim. 

6elC-mBdeman (examining school, of which he is a 
manager) : Now, boy, what's the capital of 'Olland ? 
Boyd: An " H," sir. 

Saucc— She was a ehrewish-looking woman, and 
the magistrate eyed her suspiciously as he said, " You 
are charged, madam, with violence towards your 
husband." "Am I a worm." she responded, "that 
won't torn when it's trod on .' I think not ; ' and she 
glanced round the court as if to discover the individual 
bold enough to challenge the veracity of her declara- 
tion. " Did he give you any provocation ? " continued 
his worship, in a lower nnd more conciliatory tone. 
•'Plenty of it. He called me his shattered idol, air ; 
and, as I never did take sauce from no man, I licked 
him/' The magistrate gently observed the lady .would 
have to be bound over. 


The R.W.G.L, Executive Committee met in the 
Memorial Hall, Farringdon-street, London, September 
7. Present : Rev. George Gladstone, Glai-gow, 
R.W.G.C. ; Mrs. A. M. Green, Liverpool, R.W.S.J.T. : 
Mrs. M. Lucas, London, R.W.G.V.T. ; William W. 
TurnbuU, Glasgow, XlW.G.Sec. ; Dr. B. Collenette, 
Guernsey, R.W.G.Treas. ; Rev. D. Burford Hooke, 
London, R.W.G.Chap. ; Rev. William Roa?, Rothesay. 
P.RW.G.T. ; also, Miss Catherine Impey, Street, 
R.W.G.D.M., hoD. sec. Negro Mission Committee. 

In the absence of Bro. Joseph Malins, E.W.G., Bro. 
Gladstone presided. The meeting was opened with 
prayer by Bro. Hooke. Letters were read from Bro 
Malins, intimating that owing to 'a eeverc attack of 
illness he was unable to fulfil his intention of beinj 
present at this meeting. Resolved to express the re 
gretofthe members of the Executive present at thi 
continuance of the illness of Bro. Malins and hii 
absence to-day, and their best wishes for hia speedy 
and complete recovery. 

The following bosiness of interest to our readers was 
transacted : — 

The Password.— The R.W.G.S. was instracteJ to 
request each G.W. Secretary, when issuing the quar- 
terly password to his G.W.C.Templar and his Deputies, 
to inform them that the password is issued in cypher 
for institution and installation purposes only, and that 
under no circumstances can anyone receiving th 
word in cypher use it to obtain admittance to 
enable him to take part in any business in any Lodge 
of which he is a member iintil he receives it in the 
usual way from the W.C.T. of his Subordinate Lodge. 

New Suc-LoDGE Charter.— tl.W.G. Secretary re- 
ported that the new form of Sub-Lodge Charter had 
been printed and was now in use. Messrs. Morris 
Brothers' account for the design was referred to the 
R.W.G.S. for inquiry, 

R.W.G.L. Session.— Letters from the G.L. of Nova 
Scotia, Bro. Marment, K.W.G.M., and others regarding 
the date of next R.W.G.L. Session, were read, and 
it was unanimously resolved that the session be held 
at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in June, 1883— the G.L. of 
Nova Scotia to be consulted as to which of the first 
two weeks in the month will suit them best, and the 
R.W.G.S. thereafter to send intimation to all G.W. 

White IRegalia and Ixtebnational Jewel. — 
The R.W.G.S. submitted specimens of " belting " and 
prices for the proposed new "suspender " of FirstDegree 
regalia, along with suggested design for metal badge. 
Specimens of a jewel, which had been adopted by 
Executive of Grand Lodge of England, were a^so 
submitted, along with a letter from Bro. Malins. re- 
commending that it be adopted as the "International 
Jewel." A memorial from the Grand Lodge of Scot- 
land was also submitted, urging that the substitute 
for white regalia authorised by the R.W.G. Lodge, be 
of an exceedingly simple and inexpensive character, 
which could ht worn in public, and recommending 
that the substitute for white reagalia for Scotland be 
a small piece of blue ribbon, with the letters "I. O.G-.T." 

id a thistle woven in it. 

After careful consideration, it was unanimously 
agreed, in harmony with the decision of 'the R.W.G. 
Lodge at its last regular session at Belfast, to approve 
of the following "badge and ribbon," which Grand 
Lodges may adopt as the substitute for white regalia 
z., a blue ribbon, of the shade, texture, and size 
now decided by this Executive, containing a woven 
blem in white of a globe, with the letters I.O.G.T. 
on a band ; and further, to authorise Grand Lodges to 
approve, if they shall see fit, of any emblem, national 
or otherwise, which may be worn suspended by the 

id ribbon. 

The R W.G.S, was inatructed to register the design, 
to obtain a 'supply of the new regalia, and to pcnd 
specimeua as early as possible to each G.W. Secretary, 

Juvenile Pictures. — New designs for juvenile 
pictures were approved of, with slight modifications, 
and the R.W.G. Seci-etnry wai instructed to have 
them proceeded with and copies issued as early as 

Tract Literature. — Bro. Ross was requested to 
prepare a tract explanatory of the Order for public 

Rituals. — Bros. Gladstone, Robs, and Turnbull were- 
appointed as a committee to revise the Grand Lodge 
and R.W.G. Lodge Rituals. 

Appeals and Questions of Law.— A request of 
Bro. Malins, R.W.G.T., that during the continuance 
oE his illness Bro. Gladstone, as R.W.G.C, should con- 
sider and decide any appeals and answer auy question 
of law that may be received, was cordially appoved of, 
and the necessary authority conferred on Bro. Glad- 

The balance .sheet of the committee's accounts to 
July 1, 1882, wassubmitted. 

It was agreed that in the "event of Bro, Wellman 
publishing a Templar paper as the organ of the 

Southern Grand Lodges in America, a small quarterly 
contribution would be made by the Executive in 
return for the ppace devoted to ofiicial notices. 

The Report of the G.W.S. shews an increase of 
British membership for the year 1S82 over 1881 of 
3,213, the following being the particulars : — 

SuMM.VRY or Members in the British Isles, 

1S31. 1882. 

Lodges, Members. Lodffos. Membore. 

Scotland 683 42,77(1 G73 42,671 

Kngland 2,000 88,904 2,002 91,591 

Wales (Welsh) 123 .^289 1X5 5,622 

Wales (English) 67 3,420 65 3,202 

Ireland 47 1,-^01 58 2,089 

Isle of Man 6 1-59 5 214 

Channel Islands 18 804 16 707 

3,00i 142,853 2,935 146,096 

The World AVide Membebship is thus stated: — 

1981. 1S82. 
Loilges. Members. Lodges. Members. 
British Isles 3,004 142,8.53 2,935 146,096 

Continent 77 3,397 221 12,728 

Africa 25 1,347 32 1,605 

Asia 85 2,.^56 02 2.266 

Australia and N. Zealand 271 13,071 325 J5,244 

West Indies 39 1,653 42 1,827 

North America — 

United States 148 .5,800 124 5,000 

Canada 90 3,585 97 3,696 

3,739 174,262 3,868 188,462 
Shewing a total increase of 14,300 in the worldwide 
membei-ship of the Order. 

Faitherdetails of the proceedings are published in 
thr International {rood Tonj/Jn/' toi October — Decem- 
ber, which is just issued. 


The liquors consumed in this city by the lower 
classes are probably the most execrable and vile that 
the ingenuity of the haters of mankind have ever in- 
vented. The brandy they drink is liquid lightning — 
which goes crashing through the system, breaking 
down and destroying every pulsation towards any- 
thing good. The gin — well, their gin ie the very 
acme, the absolute summit of vileness. There ie a 
quarrel in every gill of it. a wife-beating in every pint 
and a murder in every quart. A smell of it nearly 
drove me to criminal recklesjnese. And jet they all 
drink it, especially the women. The most disgusting 
sight the world can produce is a London gin- 
drinking woman standing at bar waiting feverishly 
for her '-drain," with unkempt hair, a small but 
intensely dirty ohawl, with stockiagless feet and 
shoes dotvn at the heel, with eyes rheumy and watery, 
that twinkle with gin-light out from the obscurity of 
gin-awelled flesh, with a face on which the scorching 
fingers of a depraved appetite have set red lines as in- 
effaceable as if they had been placed thereby a red-hot 
iron, every one of which ia the unavailing protest of 
a long outraged stomach. There she stands, a blotch 

a the face of nature and a satire upon womanhood. 

9 difficult to realise that this bloated mass was 
once a fair young girl and had a mother who loved 
hei-.—T/ic rrlmifirc Methodist. 


It was a youth of modest parse 

Said soft unto a maid : 
" Which would you rather tackle next, 

Ice cream or lemonade ?"' 
Across the maiden's rosy cheek 

Fast flits a winning smile ; 
" I'll order some of both," she said. 

Heaven help the young man's pile. 

Better not carry a red parasol to a pasture picnic. 

Sir. Stamp has just been appointed po<*tmastcr ia 
Maryland. He will probably stick. 

A debtor who was sued by his creditor acknowledged 
that he had borrowed the money, but declared that 
the plaintiff knew at the time that it was a 
Kathleen Mavoumeen loan. " A Kathleen Mavournoen 
loan ] " repeated the court, with a puzzled look. 
That's it, judge. One of the 'it may be for years 
nd it may be for ever ' sort." 

A Place ior Musri.vns —Young musicians, go 
to Russia if you would command admirers who give 
substantial tokens of their appreciation. A pianist 
who has been there says that in a concert in Baku, 
~- the shores of the Caspian, one of the semi-bar- 
m patrons, who had bought a live rouble ticket, 
convinced himself that that was totally inade- 
quate, and after the second piece had been performed 
arose from his seat, proceeded straight to the cashier, 
and with tears in his eyes paid him down twenty-five 
roubles more, 

October 9, 1882. 



Tax and returns have been receive*! from the following 
Lodf;eB, con»isting of 422 members: — Letters S. H, M, L, 
J, W, F, D, A G, and A N : «n:l returns from Letters A 
and Y. By these returns Y has sained 5, T 12, D 5, M 5, 
and L 9 ; A has lost 7, ^V 5, J 24, H 0, S 2, A G 8, and 
A N 2. 

The W.D.S. has forwarded, on September 30, to 
G.W.S., as tax for August quarter, £2 123. 9d., and as 
balance due on May quarter, £1 33. 9d.— total, £3 IGa. (id. 
He has also on the same date received £1 from Ports- 
mouth from Serf^eant B. 

Shaxohai Lodge, Lrtteb A E. — An important 
letter from Bro. William Watson, V.D., of the Uuited 
States frigate Monocacy, has been received, giving an 
account of the reconstruction of this Lodge on July 20 
by his zeal and inHuence. Bro. M'Ewen is L.D. On 
July 31, there were present in session 23 when six were 
proposed for membership, two of whom were ladies, 
which gives the Lodge five si-steis. Bro. Watson also 
states that the Lodge on the other side is making ad- 
vances to turn overt.) us. 

YouNc Skamen'3 Eovai. Naval.S. Bro. E. P. Grady, 
V.D.,H.M..S.iEocket, writing August 26, from£squimault, 
Vancouver, says that his Lodge has been successfully trans- 
ferred on the 25th August, to H.M.S. Kingfisher, who 
has relieved them, with 10 members, the oHfioers being 
installed by Bro. Mr. E. S. Stubbs, D.E.W.G.T., of 
Portland, Oregon. 

Eei>, White, and Blue, Letter M, Chatham.— 
Forwards to tlie W.U.S. a resolution relative to the 
tax paid by the members of Naval Lodges. 

Encountkk Lodge, P, H.M.S. Encounter.— Tax and 
returns have been received, shewing a gain of .eie:ht 
during the last quarter. 

Flower of St. Helena, Y, St. Helena.— The W.D.S. 
has received a communication from Bro. Mr. Scott, 
(i.W.C, that he is trying to arrange for the conferring 
of the G.L. Degree on the brethren at St. Helena. 

_Bbo. James Castles, P.L.D., writing from Japan, 
gives a very interesting and acceptable account of the 
state of the Lodges whicli he has visited in H.M.S. 
Zephyr on the Chinese station. 

Pbidk of the Ocean Lodge, H.M.S. Superb.— Bro. 
H. Bareham, L.D., writing August 28, Alexandria, 
says that the members of his Lodge, notwithstanding che 
war and exposure, are going on all right, and that they do 
not forget the duty they have got to do to the noble 
Order. Ho sends his tax and returns. 

Hope of Aden Lodge, Aden.— Bro. Corporal Wil- 
liams says several of the members have left for the w: 
but their places are being filled by new candidates. T' 
on leave, and five newly joined. 

Victobia Lodge, Hong Kong.— Bro. Mr. Stringer 
writes a most interesting letter exotaining how they 
weathered past difficulties, through which they came out 
most successfully. Havine alluded to the great desire of 
the membership at Hong Kong to have the privilege of 
the G.L. Degree, that part of his letter has been for- 
warded to the G.W.C.T. for his kind consideration. 

Star op the Ciunnel, W., H.M.S. Agincourt.— 
Bro. Warren, V.D., writing Naval Brigade, Egypt, it 
giving his various experiences of the recent campaign 
says that of his field piece crew seven belong to his 
Lodge, and all of them have remained true to their obli- 
gation. They are all enjoying tlie best of health. Ou 
brother says quinine is served out twice a day, " but 
water is what I place most faith in." This worthy 
brother's former letter was read to a large meeting. 
Vestry Hall, Chiswick, and received with much interest 
and applause, 

H.M..S. Tiiinrpn.— Bro. .T. Burgoyne, V.D., writing 
Strtiits of Magellan, July 20, says that prior to his 
leaving Valparaiso homeward bound, he was invited to 
take the chair at our newly restored Lodge at that place, 
Thirteen new members were initiated, bringing up the 
total to 81. He and Bro. Sergeant Mingo, P,L.D., have 
done a noble work for the Order in Chili. 

The MEMDEns of the Encodntee Lodge seem widely 
distributed. By the last accounts nine were on board 
H.M.S. Pegasus, six H.M.S. Swift, two Foxhound, 
one Daring, one Iron Duke, and one Albatross. 

Naval Stab of Teitperance. —H.M.S. Swiftsure. 
Bro. R. Kimber, L.D., has arrived safely out on the 
Pacific station, a very satisfactory letter having readied 
the W.D.S. Bro. Kimber promises to give his best 
attontiuD to the work going forward on his station. 

Naval Star op Peace LoncE.Letter L, Devonport.— 
Bro. Brown forwards to the W.D.S., by unanimous 
resolution of hia Lodge, a hearty vote of thanks for the 
manner in which the W.D.S. duties have been carried 
out. The Lodge is looking forward to the fortlicoming 
District Lodge Session to be held at Devonport, in 
February next. 

Bro. Walter Brown, P.L.D. of the Lodge on board 
H.M.S. Northampton, which he formerly conducted 
with sucn credit for four ye,irs, writing from H.M.S. 
Terror, Bermuda, gives the W.D.S. an account of 
I.O.G.T. work on that island, and proffers his best ser- 
vices for the future. 

W. HugiiPhipps, Captain E.N., W.D.S. 

On the Wrong Side.— Eobert Kettle, the Tem- 
perance missionary in Glasgow, left a few tracts with 
a yonng lady one morning. Calling at the same 
hottseafew days afterwards, he was rather discon- 
certed at observing the tracts doing duty as curl- 
papers on the head of the damsel to whom he had 
given them. " Weel, my lassie, " he remarked, •• I see 
you have used the tracts I left wi' ye ; but," he added, 
in time to turn confusion into merriment, " ye have 
puttia' them oa the wrang eide o' your head, mr 
woman ." 

^iarsLiaafcfl* „. 

G.W.C.T.— Joseph Malins, ) Grand Lodge Offices 
G.W.Co.— D. Y. Scott, V 18, Congreva Street, 

G.W.Sec. — James J. Woods, ) Birmingham. 
G.S.J.T.— S. R. ROLFE, 46, Paolet-rd., Camberwell, S.E. 

Naval District. 
D.C.T. — Jasies Rae, Market-place, Reading. 
W.D.S.— Capt. W. H. Phipps, 2.5, Lee-park, Lee, S.E. 
D.S.J.T.— J. Butler, 39, Prince George-atroet, Portsea 

Military District. 
D.C.T.— Henry Robertson, 1 3, Elizabeth-cottages 
D.S.J.T.— Mrs.A.EoBEETSON, ( Shooters Hill, S.E. 
W.D.Sec— P. Hawthorn, 10, 'Whitehall-pI., London. 


A parcel of twelve Goepel Temperance Hymn 
Books, for nee in the Subordinate Lodge, will be sent 
to any Lodge Deputy making formal application for 
the same. 

Tai for quarter ending Angost 1, received during 
the week : — 

£ B. d. 

Sept. 27.— Someraet, W 3 18 

„ 28.— Wilts 4 8 7 

„ 29.— Monmouth 3 18 8 

„ 30.— Yorks, S.W 12 4. 4J 

„ 30.— Cambridge 2 1(5 

„ 30.— Suffolk 4 5 9 

Oct. 2.— Isle of Wight 2 7 8 

„ 2.— Staffs, N 8 IS 1 

„ 2.— Naval 3 li! G 

„ 3. — Lancashire, N 5 G 

Jas. J. Woods, (Hon.) G.W.S.'c. 
G.L. Offlo«s, 

Congreve-street, Birmingham. 


D.S..LT.'9 Reports for quarter ending August 1 
have been received as follows : — September 28, 
W. Cumberland : 29, E. Somerset, Middlesex ; 30, 
Norfolk, Hereford, Warwick : October 3, E. Kent. 
Samuel R. Rolfe, G.S.J.T. 

45, Paulet-road, London, S.E. 


Oct. 9. — Devon, E Torquay. 

,, 9. — Monmouth Monmouth. 

„ 12.— Cumberland, W Cockermouth. 

„ 24.— Wiltshire Swindon. 

„ 2.5.— Yorks., E Pocklington. 

„ 31.— Yorks., Cleveland South Bank. 

Nov. 4.— Lancashire, S.E. Bolton. 

„ 18.— Kent, W Woolwich. 

,, 20.— Dorset Wimborne 

,, 20.— Gloucester, W David Thomas' Memo. 

rial School, Bishopston, 

,, 20. — Northampton, S KingsUiorpe. 

,, 20.— Salop Oswestry. 

,, 20.— Worcester Oldbury. 

„ 27.— Cheshire, E. & M. ... Sandbach. 

,, 27.— Durham, N Gateshead. 

,, 28. — Hampshire, S Lymington. 

,, —Somerset, E Pill, near Bristol. 

Deo. 12.—, S.; HowJen-le-Wear. 

Corrections and additions should be sent to G.W C.T., 
G.L. Office, Congreve-street, Birmingham. 


Births, Marriages and Deaths are announced at the 
following rates : — Twenty words Gd. ; every six word 
additional, 3d. Two initials count as one word, whethe 
prefixed or affixed to the name. 


Childs.— September 28, at 29, Trigon-road, South Lim- 
beth, the wife of Bro. C. H, Childs, E.D. "Prudential" 
Lodge, of a son. 

DoNN.- On October 1, at 26, Great Pulteney-street. W 
the wife of Bro. W. J. B. Dunn, (W.C.T. Orange 
£ritn«h Lodge, Leicester-square, W.) of n non, ' 


Adilrcss, Kciitor, Good Tbsiplars' Watchwobd 3, Bolt-oourt. 
Fleet-stroct, London, E.G. 

As our space is liniitoil wo cin only insert a fevb Uwi in re. 
ference to any meeting, and are compollotl tboretoro to exoluile 
unnecessary details, aud matters of merely locai interat ; names 
should be used soariugly, and written plaiuly. 

No notice n-ill>}e taken of communications unless acoompaniea 
by tbo name of tbe sender. 

As our " News " columns are made up on Wednesdays, all 
matters intended 'or publication ill the current number should 
reach tliis office by Wednesdaif morning at the laUtt. 

H.J.W. — Not quite suitable. 

W.G.S.— We cannot afford the space for cricket scores, 
but have given you a par. 

R.B. (Driffield).- We had received a short account of 
the mission before yours arrived. 

P.C.— The report you refer to has not been sent for 
insertion, or at le.-^st has not reached us. 

E.G. — Very fair ; hut not pleasing or pathetic for reci- 
tation. We hardly seek to publish vei-ses for their own 

■\V..T. — Thanks for your letter; wo have sent on the 
complaint. We do allow the returns, so the fault does 
not rest with us. 


Unfermented and Unintoxicating, 

Imported and Prepared by 



Thia Wine la a combination of the freshly-expressed 
juice of the finest grapea grown in the vineyards of tlie 
Alto-Douro, with the Extract of the best Peruvian Bark, 
The Wine, being Unfermented, retains all the Nutritive 
and Medicinal qualities of the Grape unimpaired ; and the 
Extract of Bark is so prepared as to retain all its active 
principles while eliminating the nauseous and inert 

Most valuable as a TONIC and STOMACHIC in cases 
of EXHAUSTION from Over.vork, Severe Illness, or 
long-continued indulgence in Intoxicating Liquors. Alao 
in Intermittent Eever, Neuralgia, Indigestion, and all 
ailments arising from defective nutrition. 

Prospectus, giving full particulars of dose, &c., post 
free on application. 

This Wine is highly approved and frequently prescribed 
by Dr. B. W. Kichardson, F.R.S,, and Dr. Norman 
Kerr, F.L.S. 

Price 40a. per dozen, A Single Bottle, 3s. Gd. 

To be obtained direct as above ; from Mr. Wright's 
agents ; and, by order, from all respectable Chemists and 

Bristol Agent. — Mr. John Wo9lcy Willis, Tempcranco and 
General ProvUlcnt Insurauco BuiUlinga, 97, Afbley Road 
St. Baniabas. 


Meuiberp of the Blue llibhon Army and others wishing to promote 
the cauKi; of Temperance, to canvass for, aud sell 

^ X. XT E xx, I :e ^ o 3V 


In scaled p.ackets. Those Teas are re.idily bought Ijy Momliers of 
the Army ami Friends of tbe Temperance Jlovement. 
Apply for partionlars to GEO. BEAUMONT, 81, Southwark- 
street, London. 




6, F-girton Stirrt. Al,:mndra Parlt, Manoliesler 

Can supply any quantity of Pledge Cards at 4s. 3d. 

per 1,000, 

Sample card sent free on application. 




Hf aniinterviow ia impossible, write for Rev.| E. J. SILVER- 
TON'S Book on Ears, Eyes, and Health, priceils., bat to the 
readers of this paper two penny stamps. Note Address — Hev. 
K. J, SiLTEBTON, 17, fjt. Bride-street, Liidgate Circu-^i £,0. 



OCTOBEK 9, 1882. 



Qnftner One Line la. 6d. Two Linen 3s. Od. 

Jlalf-Year , 3s. (M. „ 68. Od. 

Ark of Safety. St. John's Sch., Waddinii-st., Walworth. Jnv. Tem. 6 
Bannerof Peace. Industrial p:x.,aark'3 Bg9.,Broad-8t..Bloomal)ry.8.I5 
Belgrare. PImlico Rooms, Warwick-st,. Pimlico, P.W. 
CSty of London. AJderseate Schools. 181, Aldersgnte-st.. E.G. 
ChNwick. Mi-^sion Room.FrasGr-st.. Devonshire-rd..Chiswick. 7.S0 
Eiiatern Star. School. Sp-eding's Gardens. Lower North-st., Poplar 
Henry Ansell. Temp. Hall, Chni'ch-passage, Cross-street, Islington 
Hampstead. Gratitude. 1, Wells- bull dings, HiRh-street. 8.10. 
Orange Branch. Congl. School-rm., Orange-Bt., Lclcester-sq. 8.16 
Regina. liritish Sthool-room. Kentish Town-road 
Seven Sistera. Holloway Hall, HoUoway-road. N. 
South Meli-opoHtan. South Metro. Temp. Hall, Blackfriars-road 
Star of Richmond Hill. Temp. Hall. Church-walk. Richmond 
Vulcan. Temperance Hall. Cross-street, lilackfrlars-road 

Albert Bond of Brotherhood. St. James's Schl.-rm., Hatcham. 
Ken vicke (late Baptisti. Mls3ion-rm..Clive-ril..Lwr.Nonvood 
Flnchley Excelsior. Prim. Meth. Chapel. East End, Finchley 
Freedom of London. Whltfidd Tabncl., Tabernaclc-row. City-road 
Good Shepherd. Ebenezer Ch., North-end -road. West Kensington 
Hand of Friendship. St. A'lne's Miss. Room, St. Jolm's-rd., Hoxton 
Hope of Kensal. Wcsleyan Chapel, Kensal-road 
Jabez Burns. Lecture Halt, Church-street, Edgwarc-road. 
Marlborough. Chapel Sch.-rm.. Marlbro'-sq., College-st., Chelsea 
Peel. 32. St. John's-lane, Clerkenwell 

Star of Svdeoham. Bible Chrstn. School. Wastdale-road, Forest Hill 
Star of Sydenham. Juvenile Temple dn. do. do. 7 

StiMtford Excelsior. Temperance Hall, Martin-street, Stratford. E. 
Temple. National Temperance Leaeuc Leotare Hall, 387, Strand 

British Queen. Coflee Ta\ em, Hifih-street, Kensington 
Crown of Surrey. Welcome Hall, Westow-strcet, Upper Norwood. 
Crystal Fountain. Temperance Hall, Church-walk, Richmond. 
G. W. McCree. 26. Castle-street, Osiord-strcet 
Golden Stream. Horns Institute, Berraondsey-square. S.E. 8.15 
Harringay, Baptist Chapel, Park-road, Crouch End. N, 
Hope of Norbiton. Prim. Meth. Chap. Vf '- -' "" 

St. Leosard9-on-Sea.— Warrior, Gcnslng Hill. S,15 

Sunningdale. Mission Hall. Snnninirhill 
Woking {Surrey}.— Goldiworthy, Infant, St. John's, 

ALDERi'eoT.— Dhll-Khushia. Mrs. Slovold's School, Albert-rd. 7.30 
A3toi*.Undfr-Lti»e, -Ashton'sUope. Tem. Hall, Chnrch-st. 7.15 
Barrow-in-Fdbmess.— Furness, Temp. Hall, Greengate. 7.30 
Bath.— Cotterell. St. James' Miss.-rm., Newark-street. Old Bridge 
Brentford.— Lord Clyde. Tiie Cage, High-street, Brentford 
Cambridge.— Hooe of New Town. Boy's Schiol, Uuasell-st, 8.15 
CHicnE!rrER.—Girded Loins, Infants' School-rm., Tower-st. 8.15. 
Great YARsionTH.— llunham. Congl. Mlaslon-room, Eunham. 7.30. 
HERTFORD.-Uopeof Hertford. Missn.H!in, 
Hi'LL.— Always Active. Lower Union-street Club. 7.30. 
Ipswirn.— Life-boat. Tanner-lane Mission-room. 8.15 
SQEFFiELD.— Nether. Nether School, Norfolk-street 

ON.— PhoenU. I.O.G.T. Hall, Ascupart-street^^ 

St. Leonard's- 

^ „. a-rd., Norbiton 

„c...>v.„ Jireh. Lockhart'8 Cocoa-mis., 161, AVestminster Bridge-rd 
King's Messenger. St. George's Sch., Silver-st., NottinK-hm-gatol 
Margaret JlcCurrcv. Sydney Hall, Leader-strect, Chelsea. 
New Cross ExceUlor. Prim. Meth. Chapel, Napier-st-i Deptford. 
Pride of Isledon. Essex Hall. 45, Easex-road, IsUneton. N. 
St. John's Islanders. Board School. Glengall-road, Cubitt-town. 
Victory Won. Wesleyan Sch.-rm, Mnnsler Pnrk Chapel, Fnlham 
West End of London. "Workmen's Hall, 12. Bell-st.. Edgwa 
William Tweedie. School-room, Charles-st., Camberwoll Nt 

Alert. Working Men's Club. Green-walk. Eermondsey. 
Albni-t. 47, Institute, Wilkin-street, Kentisli Towr., N.W. 
Euling. St. Mary's Coffee Tavern. St. Mary's-road, Eahng 
General Garlield. Paradise-road School, Clapham-road. ^ 
Giesham. Coffee Hall. 3in. Coldliarbour-lane, Bnxton. (.3 
Heart's Content. 68. Ncal-street. Long-acre. W.C. 
JaoiesMcCun-ey. Bedford Hll.. Upper Manor-5t..Kmf; 
King's Cross Excelsior. 148, Kind s Cios^-road. near York^Hill. 
Military Brothers. Temperance Hall, Caroline- 

Nil Desporandum. British School, High-street 
.„ ,. _, Sea.— St. Leonards. Temp. Hall, Norman-rd. 8.15 
.(Birkenhead).— GleamofSunshine.Mlsa.Ho.St.Paurs-rd.T.^O 
Ti'NDniDOE Wells.- -Never too Late. Wes. Miss.-room., Gds. Stu. 
Wkvmuutii.- Caxton. Temperance Hnll, Park-street. 7.30, 
WisiiBni.— Clarkson, Lecture-room, Publi« Hall. 8 
WOLVERDAMPTON.- Guthrie Eximplo.S.Mark's S-r.Darlington-st 

Altrincoam.- Crusaders. Islington Arms Coffee Hoaso. 
,\rd WICK.- Faithful and True. Co-operative Hall, Downing-st, 7.30 
Bath.— Weston. Gospel Hall, 7.30. 

Birmingham.- Severn Street. British School-rooms, Severn-street 
Blackpool.— Gleam of Hope. Abingdon-^treet, Church-street 
BtMiTos-oN-TuEST.— Equal Rights. The Cafe, Horninglow-street 
Canterburv.— Stephen Laiigton. I.O.G.T. Room 6 High-st. 8.15 
Croydon.- Croydon Pioneer. Vic. Coffee Tavern, Church-street 
Darlington.— Advance. Congreg. Sch.-rms., Union-street. 7. 
Exeter.— Abram Garfleld. Church-rooms, Church-streat, Heaffitree. 
Exeter.— Matthew the Miller. Pioneer Westgate Coffee Tavern 
Gravesend.- Star of Gravesend. Pnblic Hall. New-road 
Great Yarmoutu.- Bethel, Mariners' Chapel. 7.30 
HouNSLow.— Hope of HouubIow. Oddfellows' Hall, High-street 
Liverpool.— Star of Promise. Free Church Schl.-rm.. Russell-st. 
Leeds.— Nil Desperandum. Wintoun-st. School-rm, (off North-st, ) 
Manchester.— City. Temp. HalU Stanley-st., Dale-st., Piccadilly. 

P0RT1.AND.— Arkof Safety, Maidenwell. 7.30. 
Pendleton.- Hope of Salford. John-st. Hall, John-st., 7.30 p.n 
Rainqam (Kent).- Garden of Kent. Ivy-street Chapel 
Rugby,- Hope of Rugby, Campbell Coffee Tavern 
Sheffield.— Pennington. Friends' Sch. 
Spalding.- Hand in Hand. Temperanci 

BiRMiNonAM.- CentraL Albert Chambers, Paradise-street. 7.30 
Brighton.— Advance Guard. Congl. Ch. Sch.-rm., Lewes-rd. 
Bristol.— Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-street. 7.45 
Jiv kT St. Edmunds. —Star and Crown. Friends" Meeting House 8.30 
Camiiridqe.— Whitelield. Lecture Hall, Wilson-st., Long Acre. 
CiiALVET (Slough).— Pride of the Village. Temperance Hall, 7.30. 
Devizes.— John James Fox. Large room Friends' Mtg. House. 7.43 
Exeter.— Abraham Lincoln. D. At E. Coffee Tav., 101, Fore-st. 
Folkestone.- Safeguard. Templars' Hall, Tontine-street 
GuMLDFOHD.- Guildford. Ward-street Temperance Hall. 8.15 
Hereford.— True to the End. Coffee Palace, New Market-street 
King's Lynn. — Hope to Prosper. Foresters' Hall. 
Leicester. — John Williams. London-road Echool-room 
Lowemoft. — Welcome Cocoa Tree. 7.30 

— Hope of St. Bartholomew's, St. Bartholomew's School, 

,.King*s-rd., Clielsca 
r York Hill. 
_t. Old Kent-road 
PaVmeVst'om Drill Halli St. George's-rd., Wimbledon J Temp. 6.45 
Pride of Ratcliff. Friends' Meeting House, Brook-street, RatclitT 
Shaftesbury Park. Tyneham Hall.Tyneham-road, Elsey-rd. 8.16. 
TotMnham Holdfast. Red House. High-road, Tottenham 
Victiry. Prim. Meth. Sunday School, Union-road. Botherhithe 
West London Pioneer. Temp. Hull, Church -'■-'-■ ^^ ""■ 

Bedford. Friends' Institute, Wheeler-street, Spitalflelda 
Coverdale. Edloburgh Castle Coffee Palace, RhodeswelUroad. E. 
Grosvenor. Teetotal Hall. George-street. Sloane-square, Chelsea 
John Bowen. Alliance Hall. Union-street Deptford. 
John Bnnyan. Goat Coffee Tavern, ^i ork-rd., Battersea. Jut. T. 8. SO. 
John Clifford. Dauniless Hall, Liason-grove. 815 
Long Acre. -Vhitetield. Lecture Hall. Wilson-street. 8.30 
Peckham 6. Albert Hall, Alber^road, Peckham Juv. Temple. 6.30. 
South London. Bible Christian School-room, Waterloo-road. 8 1 
Workmen's Home. Board School, Langdon-road, Junctim-road, N. 

Cambridge. St. John's Lecture Hall,Cambridge-st., Golden-sq., W, 
Comer Stone. 98, High-street. Poplar, E. „ , , „„ ,^ 

George W. Johnson. Trinity Sch., Carliale-la.. Westminsier Br.-rd. 
Lincoln and Garlield. 234, High Holbf>rn. 

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Stockwell's Hope. Stockwell Institute, Stockwell-road. 8.16 
St Audrew'9. Working Men's Ins., Belmore-st.,Wandsworth-rd. 7..1JO 
Victoria Park. Twig Folly School, Bonncr-stroet, Bothnal-green 


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Epsom.— Home Circle. The Mission-room, HiRh-ntreet. 
Folkestone.— Love and Unitv. Templars' Hall. Tontine-street 
HarboRNE.- Excelsior. St John's Schools, High-street 
Lancaster.- County Palatine. Templar's-moms, Friarspas. 7.30. 
Maschester.— Pioneer. Collegiate School,,Upr.Brook-st 
Newton Abbot.— Samnel Albert. Temperance Hall 
Northallerton.— Battle of the Standard. Tem. Hall. 7.30 
Ti'NBRiDGE Wells.— Welcome. Welcome Coffee Tavern. 7.30. 
Ventnoii.— Undeicliff. Temperance Hotel. B.15 p.m. 
Yarmouth.- Nortligate. North Mission Room, Caistor-road. 7,3i 

BiRMiNonAM.—Snndford Model. St. Saviour's Sch., Farin-s' 

IN. — Brightelmst 

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j-Felixstqwe. — Pioneer. Co-operative Room. 7.30 

—Hope of Weymouth. Temp. -Hall, Park-st. 7.30 

-Itchcn Valley. St. Maurice Hall, High-street 

'RNEss.- Hope of Barr w, Temp. Hall, Greengate. 7. 

Ipswich.— Pride of Ipswich. Temperance Hall, High-street 
Sbirlev.— Rosebud. Reading-room, Shirley, near CJroydon. 
Winchester.- Celer et Audax. St. Maurice Hall, High-st., 7m 

Belfast.— Erin's First Clifton-street Lecture Hall. Friday 
Do BUN.— Crusade. Town Hall, Rathmines-road. Wednesday 
DOBLiN.— St. Catherine's, School-mom, Thomas-court. Tuesdaj 
Waterford.- Mi7pah. Proteatant Hall. Thursday. 7.30. 

DoDOLAB,— Prlmroscj James-street, Market-placci Thursday, 
Grand Lodge of South Austr.-lia I.O.G.T. 

Antwerp. — Britannia. No. 1, Man 
Avenue du Commerce. 

HoNO KoNO.- The Hong Kong. A.C., KIetclier'8-bdg8.,Quo6n'8-rd. E. 
SiNGAPORH.— Star of the East. Near Temperance Star. Friday 

Malta.— Knights of St. John, Vittoriosa. Monday. 7. 

Towns V I lle.— Northern Star, No. 5, Masonic Hall. Monday, 7.30 

Cape Town.— Excelsior. Templar Hall, Wednesday, at 7.30. 
Woodstock (latcP peudroop). — Euvoka.DutchCh.Sch,-rm.Tue5.7.30 

Port of Spaih.— Templars' Hall, Brunswick-square. Thursday. 7 


E. — Loyal Cambridge. 



Carshalton Rainbow. Inf. Sch. Rm., Mile-lane, 
Colchester. — First Essex. Assembly Rooms, Queen-street. 
Exeter.— The Hope rf Exeter. Easlgate Coffee Tavern 
Folkestone.- Cicsar's Camp. I O.G.T, Hall, Tontine street 
Great Yarmoi'TH —Good Hope. Bethel, Rodney-rond. 7.45 
GiiLDFORD -Stephen Percy. Ward Street Hall. 8.15. 
Hi'LL — I'nragon. Templars' Hall, Bt. John-street. 7.30. 
Hpbst (Ashton-nn-Lyne).— Hope of Hurst. Whitwortli-st. 7.3( 
IvER — Iver Valediction. Infant School-room. 7.30 
Leicestkb.— Excelsior. Charles-street School-room. 7.30 
Manchestkb.- Tower of Refnge. Prim. M«»h.SchooI,Uppcr Moss.] 
I'l.TMOUTB.— Temple of Peace. Borough Arms, Bedford-street 
Rbadiho.— Tlie headinc. WeH-street Hall 
RioEMOND (Yorki). -Richmond Hill. WrkmiL'i Hall, Newblgg«n-8t 
[-Sea. ^Thomas QtUhrie. EbenezerScli,, MarlnQ Iowa 


-Ry. Bine F., 32, L 2nd Bdc. H. G. Inft.-sch. Toes. 7.30 
—Red White & Blue. I.O.G.T. Hall, Old Brompion, Sat. 

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Malta.— Star of Manchester. 2 Btt. Mr. Regt. Vittoriosa. Wed. 7 
Malta (Floriana).— Geneva Cross. Soldiers' & Sailors' Home. Wed. 7 
Shebrness. — Royal Oak, I. Bethel Sch.-rm. .Hopo-Bt.,Mlletowa. Mon. 
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piUL too.- Sons of Mara, "Gnaidaman" Coff. Tav.. Buck. Pal.-rd. Th. 
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HouseholdWords.— August li», 1882. As to the 
mi3uhievousne33of alcoholic indulgence, all the total 
abstainers and their less rigid brothers and shteraare 
agreed lb is bad — physicallj', intellectaally, and, 

Evening Standard— The work of reforming 
drunkards la a comparatively keartbreakingtask ; but 
the work of training children to go without strong 
drinks is far less difficult. The taste for liquor is, in 
some cases, inherited, as mo-^t vices may be ; but the 
average child may be easily be brought up sober. 

Daily Telegraph, August 10, 1881.— If fever and 
dysentery have slain their hundreds, brandy pawnee, 
sangaree, aud the practice of "pegging '' generally 
have laid low their thoustinds in every hot climate 
whither Euglishmen have been fain to resort — from 
Gibraltar to Cuba, and from St. Thomaa to the Straits 
of Malacca. 

The Lancet. — Whatever may be said for taking 
a regulated amount of alcohol, it is certain that a 
pub'ic house is the worst place in which to take it. 
There is absolute uaauimity amongst medical men in 
thinking that spirit, beer, or wine should not be taken 
except with food, and that the money spent on alcohol 
put into an empty stomach would better be thrown 
into the nearest river. 

North British Dally Mail-— There exists a wide- 
spread impression that no Sunday Closing Act will 
ever be complebe until its application is extended to 
the latter half of the Saturday night. A drunken 
Saturday night makes a poor preparation for a sober 
Sunday, and where the experiment has been tried of 
closing the public-houses at an early hour on Saturday 
evemngfit has almost invariably been acknowledged to 
have proved highly successfal. 

Licensed Victuallers' Gazette- — Of all the 
offences against the licensing laws none are leas under 
the control of the landlord than those of drunken- 
ness. Two or three persons may enter a public-house 
and take only a glass of beer each, get up a quarrel 
aud a free fight, all within the space of five minutes. 
Snould the publican interfere when the excitement is 
most intense he may get hia mirrors broken and per- 
haps his head as well. 

BirminEham Daily Post.— October, 1879. If 
members of two of the hardest worked professions— 
for the miniscers of religion and the doctors areclearly 
entitled to this distiuction — are able to do without 
drinking, and actually find themselves healthier and 
more vigorous by this act of self-denial, it may be 
reasonably concluded that persons who are subjected 
to a less severe and bodily strain may do the same 
thing with as great advantage." 

Quarterly Review, October 1875-— Not even a 
moderate use of stimulants, which are luxuries, can 
be compared with meat or bread — which, bread espe- 
cially, are necessaries. The hard labour of the jail is 
no play work ; the diet of the jail includes no stimu- 
lants, aud yet men, and notably drunkards, recover 
health and gain flesh by a few months' oompnlsor7 
practice of such a regimen. The comparison, viewed 
in any way, is all against such argument. The poor, 
starved wife of the drunkard spoke aa truly as feel- 
ingly, when she said, ''Men can drink water, but we 
cannot eat stones." 

NottinghamJournal.— Almost every street where 
decent working men dwell, has its shop, set up osten- 
sibly for the sale of greengroceries, tinned meats, 
bread, and other commodities, but which in reality 
derives its support from the off sale of beer, and not 
unfrequently of spiritf. Here is a temptation to home 
drinking which it is hard to resist, and which is not 
resisted, for it is a well-known faot that many of these 
shops could not exist at all but for the proceeds which 
this licence to sell ' off the premises' brings them. Aud 
need we say that this support is contributed almost 
solely by women upon whom devolves the duty of 
seeing that the house is provided for according to 

South Wales Daily News. August 1832.— 
Whatever society generally may have to say about 
alcohol as a stimalaut, it is quite certain that medical 
men are becoming more and more emphatic in the 
expression of their opinions upon it. At the meetings 
of the British Me Meal Association, now being held, it 
figures prominently as a subject of discussion, and 
eminent medical men are making no secretof their 
opinions. From what transpired at th9 meetings 
held last Thursday, we may safely prophesy thitthjsd 
who are not bold enough to admit or oonCesi that 
they drink alooholio beveraj^ea or spirituous liqnors 
because they like them, will, in a few years, notbe able 
to persuade their neighbours to believe that the doctor 
orderod them to take ft drop now aud then," 

OCTOBEB 9, 1882. 




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By Bro. the Rev. Septimus Buss, LL.B. 
Preached at St. Leonard's Parish Church, Shoreditch, 
on Sunday evening, September 3, 1882, in inaugu- 
ration of the Shoreditch Good Templar Mission. 
"We will drink no wine."— Jeremiah xxxv. G. 
Many persons who approve of Temperance object to 
total abstinence ; and eome who approve of and even 
practise total abstinence disapprove of binding them- 
selves by a pledge. In fact, the pleige has been stig- 
matised as unscriptural. I propose this eveuiDg to 
attempt to prove the contrary : that 
TuE Pledge op Total Abstinence is Strictly 


But Eupposc it were unscriptural— i.e., in the sense of 
not being ndvocated or urged in the Bible, and so 
distinctly outeide the sphere of the written Word of 
God that no argumenU in its favour could be deduced 
from the Bible. I would still hold by the pL-dge, I 
would still keep it myself, and urge it upon others as 
an excellent rule of life, so convinced am I of the 
many advantages and worldly blesdiogs which 
accrue to thosa who have been led to adopt it. 
The practice might be unscriptaral in tho sense 
just attached to the word, but so long as it was not 
(i/i^-script«ral, it would be good enough for me ; 
for it would be unreasonable to expect to find in the 
Word of Good full and explicit rolea as tj every detail 
of life and conduct. 

But I maintain that 

The Pledge is Scriptltial : 
and I take my text from that chapter which brings 
before oar notice the conduct of those staunch total 
abstainers of ancient times, the BechabitcS. We must 
not stay to consider their history, who they were, from 
whom they descended, their other tenets, nor speak of 
their obedience or their other virtues, but only of their 
abstinence from intoxicating drink. This was reso- 
lute and absolute ; not temporary, bat for life. They 
were not (as so many pride themselves upon being) 
moderate drinkers, but were total abstainers. When 
wine is set before them they refuse to drink : though 
they were brought into the Temple for the purpose, 
apparently by the direction of God Himself, though 
they were bidden to drink by the prophet, they stood 
firm. (Jer. xxxv. i—G, 8.) The pledge is com- 
paratively recent in Eaglaud, and almost unknown on 
the Continent, but it was familiar enough to the 
Heohabites ; they had kept it for nearly 300 years. 
Here is one striking instance of the praoLioe which we 
wish to advocate, and the Rechabites are commended 
for their obedience to this and the other precepts of 
their ancestor Jouadab. 

We have another instance in the Xaziirites. Their 
pledge was extremely strict : — " He shall separate 
himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink 
no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink. 
neither shall he drink any liquor [of grapes, nor eat 
moist grapes or dried. All the days of his separation 
shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree" 
(Numbers vi.). You may consider the Good Tem- 
plars as a Tery rigid, precise, and even bigoted and 
intolerant set, bat theit bigdtr^ &n<l ifltOletance do 
4ot ffo BO far aB tboM di tlie Nft^arites. This fovr 

was Eometimes taken for life, somecimes for a period, 
and we find instances of the one in Samsflto, Samuel, 
John the Baptitt, and of the other in St. Paul at 
Cenchrea, and in the four men for whom he b.:!came 
reeponeible at Jerusalem (Acts xviii., 21, 24). Another 
total abstainer was Daniel. You know the story — 
Daniel and his three oompmions refused the meat 
and drink which Nebuchadnezzar had apportioned 
theu:, and demanded to be fed on simple fare ; and 
they had pulse to eat and water to drink ; and these 
water-drinkers throve well ; for at the end of their 
probation they were fairer in countenance and fatter 
in flesh than those who had enjoyed the delicacies of 
the royal table. With these instances we have 
suflicient evidence that the Scriptures sanction that 
which we advocate, and we who have gone so far may 
feel sure of our ground. The pledge is not a thing 
to be sneered at or pat aside with contempt : it is 
sound in principle and strictly in accordance with the 
Word of God. 

Let us ars:ue the question further. To take the 
pledge is to make a vow. 

Vows are Allowed by Scripture. 

They were in use before the giving of the law by 
Moses, and are sanctioned by the Pentateuch, which 
contains regulations for their observunce. Now it is 
regarded as a noble characteristic of an EagUahman 
that he is "a man of his word."' But a vow is a 
promise made to God, and consequently much more 
solemn in its nature and binding on the conscience, 
as much more so as God is above His creatures. 
We are familiar with the practice of taking vows ; 
for all persons, at all events in the Church, take 
solemn vows upon themselves at baptism, promising 
that thfy will renounce the devil and all his works. 
Being bound thus by so *jomprehenaive a tow, there 
can be no reason why we should not bind ourselves 
by other vows, as, by the vow or pledge under con- 
sideration. Theologians have laid down the following 
rules in regard to vows : — In their initiatio" they 
should be voluntary ; in their execution, possible and 
lawful ; in their results, profitable for holiness, 
1. — The Pledge Voluntary. 

Vows deal with matters somewhat beyond the 
rigid lines of duty. In essential matters we are 
bound without any express promise. Vow or no vow, 
God expects us to keep Hi9 commandments, to be 
honeet, loving, chaste, and sober, and to endeavour 
to our utmost power to acquire all the graces of the 
Holy Ghost. But a man is not required by his 
Christian profession to erect a place of worship, or 
abstain from marriage or a particular kind ef food . or 
give the whole or even half of his 'goods to feed the 
poor. These and things like them are the legitimate 
spheres of the vow, as illustrated in the case of Jacob's 
vow to build an altar at Bethel and to give the tenth 
of his possessions to God. Other instances we have 
in Hannah's dedication of Samuel, and David's promise 
to build a Temple. Of this kind is the Temperance 
pledge ; it is not compulsory, but voluntary ; it is not 
demanded from all, but accepted from those who choose 
to offer ic. You are all bound, pledge or no pledge, 
by your Christian profession to be sober and temperate , 
and to abstain from drunkenness. There is no escape 
from this ; and if you become drunkards you will 
assuredly Buffer for it, and God will punioh yoa* But 
yo3 MS n«t ftU >*OBnd te bf ple3g?d t«*ial !*fcataintirO. 

That belongs to the sphere of vows, and is of voluntary 
obligation only. Yet tho^e who like myself and my 
brother and sister Templars have taken the vow or 
pledge of Temperance are justified by God's Word in 
hat they have done. And I wish you were all 
pledged in this manner, for I am certain 
you would then be happier and healthier, 
wiser and wealthier in this world, and your hopes of 
Heaven would be firmer ; in body and in soul, in time 
and for eternity, you would be better ofl:. 
2. The Flkdge Possible. 
Otherwise the maker of the vo^vs lays himself open 
to the scoff : " This man began to build, but was not 
able to finish.'' He has become a mere boaster, like 
Petor, who attempted to walk on the waters and 
failed. When the pledge of total abstinence was first 
set onfoot— curiously enough, exactly fifty years ago, 
for the document is dated September 1, 1832— it was 
seriously doubted whether it waq possible to main- 
tain health and strength without the use of 
intoxicants, and the first Temperance pledges 
allowed the moderate use of wine and beer. Bat 
this was found to be a snare through which numbers 
fell away. Total abstinence was tried as an experi- 
ment by the Seven Mfn of Preston with some trepi- 
dation, and to the surprise of all it was found that, 
instead of feeling weaker,they were in reality stronger, 
and far from interfering with their health, they were 
able to congratulate each other on feeling better than 
they did in their lives before. This is the experience 
of all total abstainers. It is not only poaaihle to 
diepense entirely with intoxicants, it is pleasant and 
agreeable as well ; the want of them is never felt, 
and^by degrees the desire passes away, and the very 
sight and smell of them become disagreeable, as if a 
nauseous medicine or a deadly poi30D,whioh they really 

3. — The Pledge Lawful, 
We have instances in Scripture of towb taken 
to perform unlawful acts, as when Lamech 
swore to slay a man, or when the' mother of Micah 
dedicated 1,100 shekels of silver to make a graven 
image; other instances are the rash vows of Jephthah, 
Saul, Herod, and the forty men who swore to kill 
Paul. These may be said to have made *' an agree- 
ment with hell and a covenant with death," for that 
which they undertook was unlawful. But the tee- 
totaler's pledge is quite the opposite. The cases of 
unlawful vows involved the sacrifice of life; but the 
Templar's vow tends to prolong life. Let no one 
doubt this, for the actuaries of insurance offices have 
put it upon record in busineas-like statistici, that the 
temperate man lives longer than his fellows, and can 
be safely taken at a lower premium. 

■I. Profitable for Holiness. 
All the legitimate vows recorded in the Bible have 
this for their object, man's walfare and God's glory. 
I candidly confess, were it not so, I would have 
had nothing to do with the movement. I 
am not anxious to be associated too inti- 
mately with unbelievers, or even with men indif- 
ferent to the claims of Christainity. My religion, I 
hope, is the primary consideration with me. and my 
duty to God the first of all my duties. And I can 
consequently quite eympathise with Cardinal 
Manning's remarks a few days ago, at the f^te of the 
i*oman Crttholio Total Abetinence Leagx^e of tha 



October 16, 1862. 

Cross, when ho professed his entire concurrence with 
total abstinence, but at the same time aeclincd to 
admit to his League any but the members of his own 
Church. And if the Good Templars ware teetotalers 
and nothinpr more, it would be impossible to cant in 
one's lot with them ; but the basis and foundation of 
their Order are religious ; their rules contain nothing 
inconsistent with Christianity ; their society faldls 
this last condition as wsU as those preceding ; it is 
profitable for holiness. 

Bat people are very fond of saying, " Jloderatiou is 
the best rule; preech to us Temperance, not abs'.inence ; 
nse God's gifts, but don't abuse them. What is the 
use cf the pledge ? " There are many advantages : 1. 
That we are thereby 

Delivered prom Imi'Ortukity. 
I have often felt the advantage of this. Friends 
ore so kind, they take such a deep interest in your 
health that they press you to take a gla-s of wine 
which you do not want and which you know is not 
good foryou, ond not unfrfquently at a time of day 
when it ia sure to be injurious. Or a working man ia 
invited by his mates to step into a public-house and 
share a pot of beer. In such cases, if 50a are not 
pledged you are helpless ; raillery and united pressure 
overbear all your arguments, and yon drink. But if 
yon are pledged you simply say so, and the matter ia at 
an end, the importunity ceases, and you aie free, 2. 
.Sober people should take the pledge as an example 
and encouragement to others, :!, Even moderate 
indulgence is injurious. There are certain painful 
diseases from which moderate drinkers suffer, and 
many lives have been shortened by this cause ; so that 
it is within the limits of strict truth to assert that 
benevolent and religious men who have never been 
drunk in their lives have nevertheless died before 
their time from this cause. Alcohol is in fact a poison, 
slow or otherwise, according to the quantity taken 
and the constitution upon which it is set to operate 
but in any case a poison. Lastly, moderate drinkers 
make drinkin? respectable, and thus exou'C the 
excesses and enormities of the drunkard. 

We do not hesitate to urge Ihe propriety of taking 
the abstinence pledge. We ask you to consider the 
claim of the Good Templars, and we invite you to 

Jois THE Order, 
and thereby help the good cause of Temperance. 
Men say we are bigot-. Surely we see enough 
around us to make us so. In every parish in which 
I have ministered since my ordination more than 
twenty years ago, I have witnessed the e vils 
wrought by drink. There is no more prolific source 
of misery and ruin. Plague, pestilence, and famine 
are not so bad. Drink drives peaceable men to 
frenzy, empties the pocket, starves the little ones, 
slays the wife of your bosom. Drunkenness loosens 
the lustful and malicious tongue, stirs up strife, 
sharpens the murderer's knife.and fires the adulterer's 
breast. It is a gicat builder— erecting our work- 
louses and prisons, and constructing our lunatic 
asylums. It is a mighty king— receiving the homage 
of myriads, ruling his devotees body and soul, 
binding them fast in iron chains, driving them at his 
■will, and finally flinging them into a dishonoured 
grave. Drink is omnipresent, well nigh omnipotent, 
i have seen its direful results in this parish, where 
there are at this moment several who to my know- 
ledge are hopelessly drinking themselves to deith. 
And I have been informed that a former minister of 
this chnroh died in the Shoreditch workhouse, brought 
there through drink. And yet with all this in view, 
you want us to be calm ! 

Not long ago I saw a remarkable picture. It repre- 
sented "Napoleon Buonaparte in the regions below. 
He stands there, and around him crowd a v.ast throng. 
Some bear livid wounds .and bloody gashes, others 
exhibit maimed limbs, and all seem to be demanding 
their lives back again, for they were slain in his many 
battles ; and mothers are there demanding their sons, 
and wives their husbands, and the vast crowd reproach 
him as the author of their miseries. Yes, Napoleon 
was an unscrupulous man ; for his own selfish ends 
he slew his thousands. But diink has slain its tens of 
thousands. Napoleon was at his fell work but for a 
few years. Drink is everat its awful task of 
DE.\Lixr, OUT DEA-rn and Pa-is. 

Europe rose against Napoleon, and brought his career 
to a close. Oh, why does not the world unite against 
this cruel monster, dtink ( When I call to mind the 
evils of which it is the parent. I could wish that every 
drop that has been brewed, fermented, or distilled, 
could be cast into the depths of the ocean and sunk 
for ever there, and that one vast bonfire 
wore made of all the wine casks and the 
other instruments of iniquity. Could this be done it 
would be the dawn of a new life for the 
world. It is said that Lycurgus in ancient Greece 
extirpated every vine and rooted out all the vine- 
yards": and that 7011 years ago the Emperor of China 
did the like in his dominion,s. It 13 said also tha', 
under Romulus, a woman who tasted of wice was 
punishable by death. One could almost wish trial 
Bomo powerful sovereign 
thorough a work for us. 

Gospel, the medical profession, teachers of the young, 
the police, the magistrates, the oflicials of our work- 
houses and gaols and lunatic asylums, are all aware 
of the extent of this evil ; but no one proposes a 
ic remedy ; for a very large number of people 
are too fond of the stimulant to do anything to de- 
prive themselves of it ; and on the other hand the 
ors and the publicans are too strong both in Par- 
;nt and out. And so the evil continues, and men 
are afraid to speak their minds for fear of offending 
these powerful bodies, and Parliament itself and 
Cabinet Ministers dread to ott'er any remedy, 
And meantime 

The Gigantic Evil Inobeasbs 
extent, and criminals, paupers, and lunatics are 
manufactured by thousands ; and men are allowed to 
madden and infuriate themselves with drink and to 
plead drunkenness as an excuse for the enormities com- 
mitted onder its influence. Everything else is thrust on 
one tide. The drunkard cires for nothing but the drink. 
It ia his master, his king, his god. " Give me the 
drink," h-) cries, " though it clothe me with rags; 
though it st> al away my reason : though it emaciate 
my body, drag me down to death and damn my soul 
in hell." Ah ! brethren, this is an awful curse 
throughout the land. Never speak lightly of it. Gin 
you speak lightly of that which scatters ruin all 
around and hands over to Satan more souls than any 
other cause ,' As you love your fellow-oreaturea, as 
you love the souls for whom Christ died, have pity on 
the poordemented drunkard, and hold up your hand, 
lift up jour voice, and do all in your power 
to save him from ruin. Sunday Closinsr, the 
shortening of hours. Permissive Bill, Local Ootion, 
anything, everything, that will help to stem the tide of 
iniquity, support them by your vote. Take p.irt in this 
Good Templar Mission in Shoreditch, and encourage 
those who have set it on foot. It is a good work 
which they have undertaken. Pray for its suc- 
cess. You all know full well that I have not 
exaggerated the evils caused by drink. In fact, it is 
impossible to exaggerate them. Pray that you may 
not be led into temptition yourself 1 for moderate 
keis are playing on the edge of a precipice ; you 
not so safe as you may think. Think seriously 
over this matter. Bring it before God in your prayers. 
Try the experiment of total abstinence for a time, and 
then come forward and take the pledge. It you do 
this I can tafely promise that you will never have 
cause to regret the step; but on the contrary, will 
more and more bless God for putting it into your 
heart to do it. Amen. 


to do 


He read about the Syrens fair, 

In foul old Grecian mythus ; 
But are they now so very rare .' 

Who repreicnt them with us ? 
Just look behind the glittering bar 

Of yondei flaming tavern, 
And see a snare more potent far. 

Than fabled demon cavern. 

On rich and poor the Barmaid amilee. 

The workman or the dandy 
Alike for both are meant her wiles, 

For both her beer and brandy. 
Her hands are graceful, white and small. 

She waves ambrosial tresses. 
And "cordial welcome " (!)giveB to all 

In latest-fashioned dressc a. 

Her eyes with sneering scornful glance 

('Neath brows touched up with bistre) 
Upon the outcast look askance, 

Whom good men deem her sister. 
Unwise, indeed, must be the maid 

Whose wondrous powers of winning 
Are used to help the demon trade 

And lead men on to sinning. 

Upon the saddening list of shame, 

When lowest first is reckoned, 
Another bears the foremost name, 

But rank the Barmaid second. 

Hexrv H. Sparltno. 


.\ disastrous fire broke out in a hardware factory in 
Pans employing 400 men, on the 7ih inst. The chief 
of the fire brigade was killed. 

Messrs. Moody and Sankey made their first appear- 
ance in Paris on the 8th inst, at the American Chapel 
in the Rue de Rivoli. 

A tablet erected in Westminster Abbey in comme- 
moration of the celebrated composer, Michael Balfe, 
is to be unveiled on the 2uth inst. 

A memorial to Elihu Burritt, bearing the simple 
inscription, "Friend of Peace and Philanthropist,' 
has been erected in the oemetiiy at New Britain, Con- 

From a report on tea cultivation in Bengal we learn 
that the area under cultivation during ISSI was 42,217 
acres, as against ;I8,80.J in 1880, and that there are 271 
tea estates as against 274, 

A diaartrous fire took place in Brighton on the 7th 
inst, when a large building known as the West-street 
Concert Hall, and an adjoining hotel were destroyed 
Several firemen were injured. 

Lady Strangford makes an earnest appeal for funds 
to enable her to carry on the hospital work at Cairo. 
Her ladyship says that there is a large number of 
Arab woun>led waiting to be admitted. Subscriptions 
may be sent to Colonel Doucan, 2;», The Common, 

A Chinese teacher in Hong Kong has written a 
stanza of poetry consisting of 3:1 distinct and well 
formed Chinese characters, on one grain of rice, en- 
closed in a silver locket under a magnifying glass. 
This curiosity of the caligraphic art was intended as 
a present for the Royal Princes, 

Some interesting experiments in signalling by sun- 
shine have been made by our army in Egypt. The 
Photographic Ni'a^.i reports that Colonel Koyser 
ascended one of the Pyramids and by means of 
a heliographic mirror, reflecteel a ray of sunshine all 
the way to Alexandria, a distance of some 120 railed. 

Professor Silvanus Thompson gives an account in 
the Timrg, of his first voyage on the Thames in which 
ilectricity has been the motive power. The little 
ressel which conveyed him and his three companions 
^ikS CiW-Qi EUrtricittj. He went at the rate of about 
right knots an hour against the tide. 

The first batch of wounded men from Egypt arrived 
at Woolwich on the 7th inst,, in the steamship Cour- 
land. There were 8(i invalids on board, mostly High- 
landers, A public rejeptioo, taking the form of a 
banquet, ia to be given to the Royal Horse G uards 
(Blue) three days after their return. 

The annual Exhibition of the Photographic Society, 
in the Adelphi, commenced on the 7th inst. Among 
the exhibits worthy of notice were those of Mr Grant, 
taken on board Mr. Leigh Smith's yacht Eira, during 
her expedition to Franz Joaef Land in 1880. There is 
also exhibited a view from a balloon at the heiirht of 
2,000 feet. 

The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and 
Public Buildings announce that they will distribute, 
this autumn, among the working classes and poor of 
London, the surplus plants in Bittersea. Hyde, 
Regents, and Victoria Parke, and in K-iW Gardens. 
The clergy, school committeea, and others are invited 
to make applications to the superintendent of the 
park nearest to their respective parishes. 

The comet discovered on September 12 will be 
visible for a considerable time. On the 30 nit. it 
appeared as a star of the first magnitude. According 
to accounts from Spain, Portugal, and Further India 
this comet has been seen in full daylight when but a 
few degrees from the sun. According to M. Flama- 
rion only ten have been seen in broad daylight, 
namely, those of 43 B.C., 70 A.D., 1402 (two), 1532, 
l,o77, 1G18, 1744, and 1843. It is claimed that only 
four other comets have approached so near the aaa, 
those of lG(i8, IGSO, 1843, 1880. 

Central Temperance Association.— On- Thurs- 
day, 6th inst., members' quarterly tea, followed by 
public meeting, Mr, Palmer, trejbsurer, presiding. From 
July 1, to last day of September, number of pledges 
,^48. Address by Samuel Sims, Esq. On Octobers, 
Mrs. IMontford. a vice-president, gave an account of 
visit to Dublin as delegate to the Conference of the 
Band of Hope Union, Mr. William Bell, the travel- 
ling Temperance Talkationist, gave a powerful speech. 
In the evening, Mr, B;ll replied to a letter written by 
the Vicar of Norwich, and circulated by the brewers. 
The letter referred to the teetotil propaganda as being 
"a growing evil;" the reply was as powerful as 
the letter was weak. The hall was densely crowded 
in the evening. 

Bro. Hknbt Ansell having retired from Business, hii 

LuuiouB.i» ..— — • The evil is patent, and I future address will bo Park 'Villa, 3,5, Upper Park-street, 

very one is agreed upon the matter ; miuiBters ol tbe | Barnsbury, N,— [XeJrt.] 


Bro. W. CouLDRET. — At the race for the champion- 
ship of the Abingdon Bicycle Club, on September 
27, Bro. W, Couldrey, of the Abingdon Lodge, No. 347, 
led throughout, and in addition to gaining the dis- 
tinguished title of champion, was presented with a 
handsome cup, 

Bro. Mass, of the same Lorlge, secured second place 
and prize. The run was over a disfance of 14 miles, 
the winners' times being 5.', and 53 minutes respectively 
over ordinary road. Five competitors started, and it 
is worthy of note that the two prize takers were Good 
Templars, third plaoe man a teetotaler, v/hilst the last 
two were non-abstainers. 

The reason why so many are unable to take Cocoa ts 
that the varieties commonly sold are mixed with starch, 
under the plea of rendering them soluble ; while really 
making them them thick, heavy, and indioatihU, This 
may be easily detected, f»r if Cocoa thickens in the cup it 
proves the addition of starch, Cadbury'a Cocoa Essence is 
genuine ; it is therefore three times the strength of these 
Cocoas, and a refreshiog beverage like tea or coSee.— 
Ad 71, 

October Ifi, 1882, 



By Eeo Rf.v. F. WAGSTArp, F.R.H.S., EnixoR of 


IX.— Daniel j or " Special Circcmstasces". 

Some people tdl us that they qnite approve of 
Temperauce principles, and they are practically total 
abstainers : only there are certain oircamstancos under 
which they feel compelled to " take just a little." 
If we take the troubie to inquire we shall find that 
theEC "circumstances" happen pretty frequently, and 
that, in truth, almost anything that happens out of 
the ordinary course is eagerly hailed as an excuse for 
drinking. The subject of our present lesson is one 
which may help us to understand how easy, after all, 
it is to be a teetotaler even under" special circura- 
Btances." The subject is the refusal of 
Daniel and his three younjr companions to 
take the portion of wine which acoordingf to 
custom, was sent to them from day to day from King 
Nebuchadnczzir. [Brieflj relate circumstances as 
recorded in Dan. 1,, questionings the children to 
ascertain if they have a correct knowledge of the in- 
cidents.] D,iniel .seems to have been the one who 
first thought of refusing the wine, so that, althorigh 
the others agreed with him, we can be content to look 
at hie case alone, and note the special circumstances 
in which he was placed. 

I. Dakiel was not Hi.s owx Mastep..— The King 
of Babylon had besieged Jerusalem and had carried 
him and his companions away into his own land. 
Daniel was a prisoner ; he cotild not do as he liked, or 
go where he pleased. If, therefore, his conscience 
told him it was not right to drink wine, he might 
have tried to excuse himself by saying, "This is a 
special case ; I am not at liberty ; I am not my own 
master, I must do as I am told. If what I do if 
wrong, lot the consequences rest upon those who com- 
pel me to do it." That is just how a groat many 
persons argue ; but Daniel knew better. lie knew 
that, even though ho was a prisoner, no one could 
really cimyx/ him to do whit was wrong. This made 
him brave ; and when the wine was set before him, he 
resp'Cttully asknd the prince of the eunuchs that he 
might be allowed not to drink it. 

II. DA^■IEL was IX A Royal Palace.— To have 
been selected for the king's own service was a g 
honour, and to have some of the same wine sen 
him that the king himsflf drank of, waj a sp cial 
mark of favour. It wasjust as if a Band of Hope boy 
should be sent for to go to Windsor Cetle tj live in 
the Queen's service, and should have a glass of the 
Queen's own wine sent out to him to drink. He 
would, no doubt, feel very strongly tempted to break 
his pledge. If he refused to dri'nk, some one would 
say, " Surely you would not insult the Queen ?" But it 
is not likely that any of you will ever have to face exactly 
that temptation. Yet you may, some day, be asked to 
drink wine in a gentleman's house, or be asked by 
some lady to do so. What ought you to do then .' 
Break your pledge because it is a " special circum- 
stance"? No, by no nesns ; Daniel's case teaches ns 
better thin that. [Anecdote : A nobleman once de- 
clined to take wine while dining with the Queen, and 
when one of those who .=at by remonstrated with him. 
her Majesty said '■ There is no compulsion at my table.'] 
Frequently those who ask you to " take a gla^s of 
wine '' have no idea that you are a teetotaler ; if yoa 
boldly, but courteously avow your principUs you will 
find they will urge you no further. 

III. D.ANiEL Risked the Royal Favour not 
merely by declining to take the wine, but be- 
cause at the end of three years he was to " stnnd before 
the king, " and the prince of the eunuchs was afraid 
that it Daniel did not drink wine he would not 
look healthy. Suppose that wine had really been 
neceseary to health and strength, '^en Daniel, by re- 
fusing it, would have lost his healthful appearance 
and Nebuchadnezzar would not have been pleased 
with him, The king wanted his young servants to be 
wise, healthy, strong, and beautiful or " well favoured.'" 
Daniel might have said. •'! mustn't risk anything, so 
I'll take the wine." But he knew better, and lear- 
lessly proposed that the matter should be put to the 
test. The result, as we know, was that, " at the end 
of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and 
fatter in flesh than all lihe children which did eat the 
portion of the king's meat." 

IV. Daniel Risked the Favoup. op his Friend 
The Pkince of the Eunuchs.— It is surprising how 
often cur friends get anxious about us, and say we 
must do this and that or lose our health, and if we do 
cot listen to them they grow angry, and protend that 
we have offended and insulted them. We have known 
oases where persons have been abstainers for years, 
bnt who have happened to visit people like this. Out 
baa come the wine glasses, '■ No, thank yon, I am 

a teetotaler. Ton know." ''Oh, but j this once, to 
'blige «.,.■■■ And s) the invitation is pressed, and if 
still retu.'ed they foolishly profess to feel offended. 
Daniel has shewn us aox to deal with such people. 

Conclusion'.— (!) Always combine firmness with a 
pleasant and courteous manner. It is possible to say 
•■ No," without being ruds or offensive. Even if the 
person offering the drink should be so rude as to persist 
in asking you to take it nfter you have respectfully 
declined on the ground that yon are a teetotaler, you 
can still refuse pleasantly, and set him an example of 
politenefs. (2) Always be ready to give a good renson 
for your refusal. Try your best to understand the 
real gronnds upon which tcetolalism rests, and so be 
prepared to support yonr refusal by a good reason. 
'3) Never be so unwise as to suppose that any circum- 
stances can be so " special " as to justify you in break- 
ing your pledge ; orto think that what is wrong for 
you to do at one time or place can be right at some 
other time or in some other place. 


By E. Haety Dun.n, D.E.D., East Somerset. 

I was greatly pleased to observe in the Watchword 
of September 2.1, that the Good Templars of Shore- 
ditch ere devising a scheme to make Temperance 
teaching a fe.^l question at the London School Board 
lections. This is just as it should be— just what 
your homble servant has been longing to see. As 
members of a Temperance organisation which, more 
than it is anything else, is nhicitii-f : as deeply- 
pledged adherents of an Order which is world-wide in 
its operations and God-wide in its sympathies, we 
can do no better or more eminently Templar work 
than make this question of Temperance education in 
public elementary schools a test-question at every 
School Board and School I\Ianagers' election. Often 
have I urged the idea on the Education Department 
and on the Prime Minister as one worthyof immediate 
and serious attention : bnt the fault rests less \vith 
the Government than with us —with us who, professing 
to be the foremost educative agency in the world, as 
ar as Temperance is concerned, remain content to 
fface ourselves in the front of the ballot-box whilst 
len are being elected on School Boards and as School 
Managers who vote the atttfi/.i ijiw, the " as you were." 
on the drink question. Thus it is that 
" Everywhere the School Board plan 
Is, 'do ai little as you can, 
To help the cause of Temperance, 
Or boycott drink and ignorance." 
Thus, also, it is the .!, 000,000 of children now parsing 
through our schools are passing on into man- 
hood and womanhood with never a word having 
been spoken to them in that foster-home of theirs 
ttiepub'ie elementary school, of the physiological, , 
intellectual, moral, politicil, and tia/ional evUs'ot the 
iniquitous drinking customs of their country. I re- 
member my own school-boy day=. I had to study, and 
make answers concerning, the manners and customs 
f the peoples composing the various nationalities of- 
which my "school geography'' treatel ; but the cus 
tom which of all is the most debasing to a nation was 
never mentioned ; and I was allowed to grow up in 
the idea that intoxicants were *' a necessary part of 
the human economy." Not that I drank in 
those bygone days for I had the best of 
all Temperance teaching - a mother's — which 
would have effectually discountenanced any youthful 
tendency to bibulousness on my part ; but I am, as 
politicians say, " free to confess " that ns the years 
flew by I imbibed, away from home, the idea that in 
some way or other Britain's greatness rested on a beer 
barrel, and that the manliness of Britain's sons was to 
he gauged by their capacity to gulp down constantly 
increasing quantities of '■ Bre-water." This idea is 
just what the State allows every schoolboy and girl 
to drink in now-a-days, and a jubilee of Temperance 
effort has not succeeded in impressing people in 
authority much with the fact tlat it is 
better to teach the young the nature and 
evils of drink, than to allow them to grow up 
and become through ignorance the future recruits of 
the workhouse, the jail, the lunacy-ward ; or, at the 
least, of that dwarfed intelligence and physique, 
which is indicative of aneglecte 1 Temperance mode of 
life. I said "the Stiife allows, ic." 117/a* is the 
State 1 lait-aottliKiuilh-h/iial ricm-d irif!ictrr/ijr,v/af: .' 
And what is the duty of the individual 1 Why, clearly 

eschew that which is evil and to cleave to that 
which is good," and to transmit to posterity a like 
regard for wisdom and Temperance. The same is the 
duty of the State. The root of the whole thing is this: 
" The parents of each child born are 7;c/m(i farir the 
natural (if not the prujirr) instructors o! 
that child." The /I'/vrf Bible a child reads 
is it's mother's face; its first glimp e of Heaven it 
obtains through her eyes ; its first knowledge of life 
and life's surroundings must, as a rule, be picked up a*. 
home, and were fathers and mothers, everyone, every- 
where, intelligeut and loving, and wealthy enough to 
continue and perfect the education commenced on the 
mother's knee,there would be no need of State elemen- 

tary education, as we know it. as its object would be 
already accomplished in a better and really more 
orthodox way. But unfortunately the struggle for 
existence, the love of drink, the lack of interest in 
their own and their children's culture, and a 
thousand other things having incapacitated parents as 
the educative gt'.ardiaus of their children and the Stat". 
for State interests, steps in and says, where the parent's 
doty is neglected, it (the State) will undertake that 
duty and be a foster parent to each neglected little 
one. The public elementary school thus becomes tho 
educative home of the child, and most of childhood's 
days are now spent at school ; and even when school 
is dismissed there are home lessons set by the master, 
and so the school life of children now absorbs their 
whole " waking hours." It will thus lie seen how- 
needful it is the education given by the State be such 
as a good and wise and loving parent would give. 
The day school should be what our Juvenile Temples 
are intended to be, "a Jioittr from home." A good 
parent seeing that health and morality are endan- 
gered, crime and poverty and lunacy fostered, and 
death accelerated by the drinking, smoking, gambling, 
profane and uocharitable manias so prevalent, would 
naturally caution a child on the. e points, and when 
the State awakes to its duty if will endcrse Temper- 
ance teaching, ai:d Good Templars will urge the ques- 
tion at every public ballot-box, when they fully 
recognlee that wisdom and justice alike de- 
mand that with State Prohibition should go 
hand-in-hand State Temperance education. I will 
not speak of the insidious praise of "the destroyer," 
which, serpent like. lurks in every conventional school 
book, and pervades the whole atmosphere of our 
literary world, nor will I descant oa those "f J'li's 
ultras of manliness and political sagacity who deterred 
Mr Mundella from attempting to cleanse the Augean 
stable of English intemperance in the most effective 
and least offensive wav {ridr his letter about licensed 
ituallers) ; but I trill speak of that neglect of ours 
do all in our power to stamp out by every legitimate 
means the vile system that is the curse of the age. 
Oh, for the eloquence of a Demosthenes that one 
might stir up in every Templar breast a burning, all- 
conquering enthusiasm in this good.fnis holy work 
of extending. State-wide, Temperance education. 

"Say not we are a little band, 

Or that it's h.ard to hear the brand 

Of bigots in this Christian land ; 

Each can, in secrecy, command 

A Temperance vote, a Templar hand. 

Yet braver hearts would much prefer 

The world should know each Tem|ilar 

Before it is prepared to stand, 

If need be, shujly, to demand 

That nothing be allowed to bar 

Tlie progress of the ' Temperance Car." 

From every Good Templar Lodge there should go to 
the ballot-box, and to Whitehall, the notification of 
our invincible determination t] bring this question to 
the front. It involves the future happiness of several 
millions of individuals, ansl the future weal of the 
State. Mr. Mundella is not so officially somnolent as 
to be bevond rousing by a cry that should thrill the 
hearts of the people, and come on him as the persistent, 


grea', wise, Templa 

"Education v]ill remove 

The drink curse from our land 
If it to every child may prove 

Drink is a demon bland.'' 


I find from the Limised VictuMers' Guardian of 
last week that the Loudon Protection Society at their 
last monthly meeting took int3 consideration the ques- 
tion of repeating the experiment of 1.980, namely, 
that of petitioning against Sunday Closing. In that 
year.atan expense ot£,\,rM (according to a statement 
of Mr. Homer) the trade succeeded in sending to 
Parliament r.;{S petitions with lir.O.sf signa- 
3. Of these London and Middl. sex fur- 
nished 4ii!) with 33.".,24'.) names. One paragraph 
the circular sent to the trade in 1880, 
3 an idea of the earnestness with which the work 
entered upon : — " Act quickly and vigorously, and 
those of you who can, should place a table outside 
your houses to catch the signatures of the passers by." 
How thoroughly this idea was carried out by some of 
the publicans in the city, your readers will well 
The Protection Society is evidently determined to 
ive another turn at this, to them uncongenial work, 
hoping to stave off the settlement of the importanl; 
[uestion of Sunday Closing for another year or two. 

Oar duty as Temperance reformers is plain ; we 
must meet petition with petition; for every 1()0 names 
the publicans get, we must get 1,000, and we ran if 
viU work. The majority in favour of Sunday 
Closing is larger to-day than ever before. Let us give 
a an opportunity of expressing their wish';s, and 
the tactics of the trade will not prevent our having 
the boon so long desired, a sober Sunday. 

129, Do Beauvolr-road, N. 


October 16, U 



The United Kingdom Band of Hope Union held 
Iheir autumnal Provincial Conference in Dublin on 
Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Octobei 
2. 3, 4, and o. The details of the arrangements were 
kindly undertakftn and most efficiently carried out by 
the Hibernian Band of Hope Unioi. 

On Sunday, October 1, sermons on Temperance 
were preached in ^A churches, and Temperance ad- 
dresees delivered in 23 Sunday-schools. At the evening 
tervice in Christ Church Cathedral, Rev. George Chad- 
wick, D.D., Rector of Armagh, preached to a larg^e 
congregation, taking for his text words from the Iwt 
Li saon. Jeremiah, chap, .'i,";, verse G, "They said we 
will drink no wine." The rev. gentleman in ocm- 
irending the cause of Bands of Hope, appealed to the 
parents of the young, and said they must choose be- 
iween rearing their children as abstainera during- their 
'hildhood, or aa already and prematurely imbibers of 
strong drink, and isked them as Christian men and 
women to choose between giving their boys and girls the 
card of Band of Hope membcisbip, or the firat glaea of 
wine they ever drank, upon which may follow results they little dream of. The rev. gentleman advised 
them to remember the Divine ilaeter's command, 
'■ Take heed that ye offend not one of these little 

The Conference commenced its series of meetings in 
Dublin on Monday evening by a very agreeable 


held in the Christian Union Buildings. The large 
hall was beautifully decorated with flags and ban- 
nerets. At 6.30 o'clock the large audience was 
rntertained at tea, after which the proceedings of the 
meeting began. Mr. John R. Wigham, who presides], 
welcomed most cordially the delegates who had come 
from distant places, nnmberiug about 70. 

Professor Barrett delivered an experimental lecture, 
mhject, " Energy, or the power of doing Work." He 
said that energy meant the power of doing work, and 
was derived from the food, and which can be held in 
leserve and liberated when needed. The lecturer 
illustrated his remarks and referred to the experi- 
ments of Dr. Parkea as to the evil effects of alcohol on 
the human body, shewing that even one ounce of 
alcohol dailv was prejudicial. 

Rev. G. Mahaffy. M.A., addreased the meeting on 
" Mending their Nets." This was a time fcr esamin- 
innr, testing, and finding out the weakpointsin their 
work, and resolving to do better in the future. 

Mr. Frederic Smith (Loudon), moved a vote of 
thanks to the chairman. 

Workers' Conference. 

The Gensral Conference of Band of Hope workers 
was held in the Chrietiao Union Buildingf, Dublin, at 
ii'AO o'clock, aLd was attended by nearly 400 persons. 
Rev, S. T. Whitmee presided. 

The Chairman, in opening the conference, faid their 
( ffortfl should not cease until dduk was effectually 
and finally banished from every home in the land. 

Several delegates then gave an account of recent 
f roceedings in connection with their union<(. Mr. 
Mitchell (Belfast) spoke as to the excellent 
work of the Irish Temperance League, Mr. 
G. S. Hall {Lancashire and Cheshire Band 
<>f Hope Union) said their Band of Hope numbered 
:.bout 100,000 -Mr. Martin Field (Yorkshire) said 
they had fJOS branch focieties, with 90,000 members, 
I nd two agents at work. — Rev. Samuel Knell (Bir- 
mingham) gave an encouraging account of the work. 
—Mr. "William Carty (hon. ecc., II.BAJ. Union), 
fcaid there were 1*3 affiliated branch societies, 
with a total membership of 2."i.0(t0 during the 
year, and a vast amount of work had been done. 

]\Ir. Edmundson spoke on behalf of the Women's 
Temperance Association in Dublin, whose object is to 
alter, if possible, the social customs of society by 
litiiiishing drink from their homes and rearing their 
children to be total abstainers, 

Mr. T. \V. Russell (Iri^h Association for the Preven- 
tion of Intemperance) said, '-The citizens of Dublin 
s'Tonld be thankful for what God has done for them in 
the Temperance movement." 

Mr. F. Smith (U.K B.H. Union) delivered an ad- 
dress ru '■ the Successful Managemput of Bauds of 
Hope," urging that children should be allowed time 
to consult iheir parents. The help of the ladies was 
jmst needed ind valuable. He ptrongjy urged the 
importance of educating the young in the principles 
of Total Abstinence. 

Interesting statements were also made by Mr. Lee 
(Bradford). Mr. Harris (Bristol), Mr. Brooks (Hull), 
iVfr. Tinney (Leeds), Rev. D. Heath (Leeds). Rev. R. 
H. Dugdale (HuJdersfield), and Mr. J. Searson, eecre- 
tury HBH. Union. 

The delegates took tea in the church buildings. 
Great Public Meeting. 

There was a very large attendance at the evening 
meeting. On the platiforol was a ch,oir of 300 voices, 
Bid in t>»e eonrseof the eyeninpr Edme^aored i9ele'3- 

tions were rendered. Nearly all of the delegates were 
present, and many influential citizens. 

Mr. Richard Allen, president of the H.B.H. Union 

Mr. Frederic Smith and Mr, \V. Carty gave in- 
tm-esLing statements respecting the work in Great 
Britain and Ireland. 

The Chairman ad \'ieed any who doubted the necessity 
of the Temperance movement.' to visit the lanes aud 
alloys of this and other great cities, and learn some- 
thing of the misery cause 1 by intemperance. They had 
it upon the highest authority that strong drinking 
injured the human frame. 

Rev. Robert CuUey (London) said he admiral the 
motto, "Save the children." Teach the children 
Band of Hope principles at liome, in the church, 
everywhere, and the inebriate to get rid of his 
drunken habits. 

l\Irs. G, S Reaney (Reading) delivered a Gospel 
Temperance address. She said teetotalism was not 
sfilvatiou. Nothing snorD of a new birth would enable 
them to live a new life unto righteoumess. She 
asked all to become total abstainers, to save their chil- 
dren and thtir weaker brethren and themselves. 

Rev. Dr. Chadwick (Armagh) welcomed the English 
delegdteato this county, which was not dangerous in 
matters of Temperanco. He would ask for no better 
Local Option Bill in Armagh than to put the power 
of shutting public-houses into the hands of the 

Breakfast, Meeting, and Confeeence. 

At the invitation of Mr. Richard Allen, President 
H.B.N. Union, the delegates and friends met for 
breakfast at the Shelbourne Hotel. Mr. Allen, in 
kindly word'^, welcomed the delegates. 

Mrs. Reaney read a paper on "Temperance Work 
id Workers." She said the Temperance workers 
on for themselves the respect due to a labourer in 
noble cause. The Band of Hope fulfllled its mia- 
on when it educated its youthful members in Tem- 
perance principles and as workers— workers not only 
for the distant time of matured manhood and woman- 
hood, but for the to-day of buyhood and gitlhoo5. 

Rev. Robt. Cully moved a vote of thanks to Mr. R. 
Allen for his hospitality, and Mr. Wigham moved a 
vote of thanks to Mrs. Reaney. 

Mothers' Meetino. — Wednesday. 

Held at one o'clock. Mrs. Edmonton presided 
over a large attendance. Mrs. Allen opened the meet- 
ing with prayer and Scripture, Mrs. Reaney gave a 
short address, and said their influence on others was 
necessarily dependent on their own conduct, and as 
total abstainers their inflaence would have a more 
powerful scope — motherd with their children, and 
mistresses with their servants. 

In th-^ afternoon sitting of the diy, and Sunday- 
schoql Teachers' Conference, there was a large attend- 
ance, TjOO teachers with their friends being present. 
Re/. C:inon Wynne presided. The chairman delivered 
a short address, and expressed much pleasure in seeing 
so many gathered together — i band of fellow labourers. 
All assembled had the privilege of bi^ng engaged in 
the same great work of trying to bring the lambs of 
the flock to the Great Shepherd. It was needful for 
teachers to revolutionise the drinking habits of 

Mrp. G. S. Reaney urged that in every relation of 
life the conduct of each individual shouU be guided 
so as to exercise an influence for good on society. 

The Rev. Robert CuUey (London) saia their cha- 
racter was the most important matter they had, a« 
teacher.>^, to attend to. The Sunday-school was what 
the teacher made it. Example exercised a powerful 
influence on the young. Teachers should first become 
total abstainers themselves, to enable them to train 
their children in the path of Temperance. 

Sir. F. Smith (London) said that much good could 
be done by touchers to forward the cause of Tem- 

EvENiNc; Meeting and Conference. 

The conference was re-iumed at 7 p.m. The Dean 
of the Chapel Royal, Windsor, the chairman, urged 
upon children being drawn from temptation before 
they are overcome. 

Dr. McDo vail Cosgrave referred to the question of 
the administration of alcohol as a medicine. In no 
case was alcohol necessary to the young either as a 
medicine or stimulant. 

Mr. T. W. Rus?ell thought the question of alcohol 
as a medicine would soon be disposed of. He asked 
the Sunday-school teachers to now move on the 
subject of removing drink from society. 

Mr. Brooks and Rev. F. S. Fletcher spoke on the 
subject of introducing the t^achiDg of Temperance in 
the National Schools ; and Blr. F.Smith spoke with 
reference to making Band of Hope meetings more 


Buildings, tea was served, and a moat pleasant day's 
outing concluded. 

CiiiLDBEN's Meeting. 
In the evening there was a great children's meeting 
in the large hall of the Christian Union Buildings, 
about 2,.>00 persons being present. Mr. F. R. Fowler 
presided. Addresses on Temperance were delivered by 
Rev. R. S. Tolertou, Mr. F. Smith, and Rev. Samuel 
Prenter. There were also recitals, singing and music. 
At the close of the meeting a large as-^ortment of fruit, 
flowers, toys, fee, were contributed by the children to 
be distributed amongst the sick children in the Dublin 


3Iiat while the public-houses at Hawarden werd 
closed last Sunday as per the provisions of the new 
Welsh Sunday Closing Bill, the Coffee Palace opened 
by ]\Ir3. Gladfctone was doing a good trade. 

TJtat as the results of Blue Ribbon Missions in Shef- 
field andHolloway, 12.000 new ph'Jgr^ were taken at 
the former and 10,000 at the latter. 

Thai pauperism in England and Wales lait year cost 
more than £8,000,000 sterling. 

That the total revenue from alcohol in all forma 
amounted in I87i-7.'. to £:H,:J00,00O. In 1880-81 it fell 
short to £28,440,000, and the causes which led to the 
decline have been persibtently at work ever since. 

That the TlmiK, referring to the above fall in the 
revenue, eay^: " If the Salvation Army and Blue 
Ribbon Army, and all the other forces which are 
making for Temperance, succeed between them in 
reducing still further the receipts from the Customs 
and Excise, we shall welcome this beneficial loss.'* 

That continuing, the same paper siys; — " Even from 
a mercenary point of view it will not be a total loss. 
A change of habits, which makes the whole country 
richer, is hardly one which a Chancellor of the Ex- 
chequer as such can have much reason to dislike." 

I'luit aDdvon paper says, speaking of the decrea«3 
of the drink revenue, *■ Those bulwarks of the revenue 
seem to be tottering. Esoise has declinei In oitr. 
qim/'ti'r more than Mr. Gladstone exp:cted i/i the whole 
year,'" Sa., kc. 

That this year's crop in the Kentish hop gardens is 
a failure. 

2'haf the consumption of drink inBelginm amounted 
in 1S77 to 55,000,000 litres for a population of 

That the above country possesses 5.5,000 houses 
where drink is retailed, being about one to every 90 
of the population. 

'J'hat notice has been given that no intoxicating 
liquors will be sold in the refreshment bars of the 
Great Western and Grand Trunk Railways, Canada. 

That 20,757 pints of intoxicating liquors were con- 
sumed in the Nottingham workhouse at; a cost of 
£202 12->., or 8s. per head of the inmates. [Query : In 
what space of time ?] 

That the annual rate of mortality in 28 of the largest 
English towns avenged 20'G pet 1,000, the highest 
being Sunderland, .30, and the lowest Derby, 13. 

T/tat the revenue returns for the year ending Sen- 
tember 30 shew an increase of £24,000 from the Post 
Office Savings Bank, and a decrease of £00,000 from 
the Excise. 

Tluit Mr. J. A. Beed> the eminent phonographer, hia 
in the Press a work on '■ Study and Stimulants." which 
will contain the experience of mental workers iu 
science, art. and literature in Europe and America. 

Tliaf Bro. Booth stated at Northampton a day or 
two ago that when he had conducted missions, in the 
space of two years, HOO.OOO persons bad taken the 
blue ribbon, and during the last 12 mouths 280,000 
persons had signed the pledge who were not previously 

J. W. S. 

Visits were paid to Powerscourt Waterfall, driving 
through the Dayle to Eninskery, and at the Leinster 
Hotel the party dined. During dinner addiesses were 
delivered, aud the successful efforts of the Hibernian 
Band of Hope Union in connection tvith the Conven- 
tion warmly commended. 
^On the return of the party to ihh ChriotiHu Uniofi 

A New Coffee Palace has been fitted up with 
club rooms, lecture halls, &c., in Broadway, Plaiatow, 
Essex, by the p|jvate enterprise of Mr. C. Day. It 
was opened on Saturday at five, by Bro. John Hilton, 
who delivered an address and offered prayer. A 
procesBion with bands and banners provided by the 
Sons of the Phoenix perambulated the neighbourhood, 
and a Temperance meeting was held in the evening'. 

The Duke of Westminster has refused to renew the 
leases of seven public-houses which form part of his 
grace's land in St. George's, Hanover-square. On the 
expiration of the lease of the public-house in Robert- 
Etieet, Grosvenor-pquare, his grace handed the build- 
ing over to the incumbent of Hanover Church, to be 
used for the benefit of the poor of the district. This 
has proved of incalculable service to the parish. 

It is certain theQUEEN'S PHYSICIAN. Dr.Fairbank, 
ha^ written strongly recommending LENTILLA, or 
TONIC DAILY FOOD. It cures Indigestion, Heart- 
burn. Constipation, Liver and Stomach Complaints, &c., 
beBides having such wondrous nourishing properties; 
Makes Soups, Porridge, Puddings, Custards, Biscuits, 
&c Tins, ilh, Is. 6d.; ^Ib., jOd. Barrels, 281b., SOa. i 
141bM iS^j Cf all .Clleniiats. Froprietori Hi if» D^aconV 
Beckenbarrrj Kent.— [ADVT.J 

OCTOBEB 16, 1882. 



A Soboidinate Lodge has been instituted nnder the 
Grand Lodge of Sweden, composed of Swedes in Chicago 


G.W.C.T. CuiiBiE writer to the R.AV.G.S. :— " I am 
glad to say we have planted cnr banner in the Eastern 
province, viz., at Kins William's Town, and I expect 
very Bhortly to have an application from 
Queen's Town. Some influential Temperance 
men have joined na at Kintr "Williams Town. Bro. 
Richard Dicker.of Pembroke Lodge, Liverpool, Eu»land, 
came ont lately and colled upon me on his way to the 
Eastern province ; a very worthy, hard-working brother. 
■We had a long chat together, and shortly after his 
arrival at King William's Town, he applied to me for 
acharler. You will be (rlad to bear we are pufhing 
forward very satisfactorily ; four new Lodges having 
been added to our aumber last quarter— one iu 
the Diamond Fields, cne at Caledonia, and a 
military Lodge at the Camp Wynberg, and that 
at King William's Town. At the institution of the 
Lodge at Camp Wynberg I initiated 10, and the Lodge 
now numbers close upon 100. The Lodge at Caledonia 
numbers 32, and an application has been received 
signed by l.j, for a Juvenile Temple Charter. Such 
progress as we are making is but like a drop in the 
ocean compared with your other Grand Lodges, but 
you must remember our position, and the ditBculties 
with which we are surrounded. God bless our Order 
and may Because it to flonrieh," 

Bro. W. S. Bennett sends us the following 
interesting extract from letter from Gunner Eade.E.A,. 
Newcastle, Jamaica. June 2,1, lSSi2 ; — " Now I must tell 
you a little respecting the formition of our new Lodge, 
the Gun and Thistle, No. 37, instituted June 17, fn 
the first place I expected that the 1st Royal Scots 
Regiment, who were coming here, would bring a 
travelling charier with them, but they did not, so I 
set to and canvassed around the barracks, and 
got five men who hud clearance cards, including 
myself ; then I got seven more who were willing to 
become members, and wrote to the G,W. Secretary and 
sent an application for charter, raised J12, went on 
pass, and paid for and got charter and books, bought 
regalia, Ac, and came h.ick to the garrison 
where I received one or two very severe 
abueings from the Yankees, and nearly got let 
into a trap through telling some of them 
a bit of my mind. We were delayed, hotvever, for a 
con,siderabie time, and they were all laughing up their 
slet'ves, and saying we were completely foiled, when 
all at once we surprised them by starting, and we had 
it thrown open for thogood of the Order, and all went 
off up to the " B, 0.," as we soldiers say. 

Wednesday last was our first session, when we 
i nitiated six, a very gooi round fired from our little 
"Gun," and I believe about a dizcn are to be brought 
under fire next session. The only place we could 
have used for Lodge-room would have been the Garri- 
son School, but the schoolmaster belonging to the 
Y'ankees opposed us, so we held our first session in a 
sergeant's bunk, hut as the hymn says " It's better on 
ahead," I went to seethe m.agistrate. also a large 
planter, who is in charge of the Dnke^of Buckingham's 
estate, asked for the loan of a room but he had not a 
place unoccupied, but ho selected a level spot just 
outside the garrison, and gave me permission 
to cut wood for building and grass for thatching, and 
said he would charge only a nominal rent just to let 
us know ho had a claim on the land: we thought that 
was very kind of him, and now we are going to build 
a room of our own, and it will be a matter of about 
^o between us, for we shall have to employ a couple 
of black carpenters, and we will assist all we can, and 
hope to make it a kind of coffee tavern, so that it will 
be a regular resort for ns teetotalers. The only thing 
now is for evcr.vone to do his part, and I hope God 
will crown our efforts with success." 

Jtrs. Osborn, 53, Raglan-road, Bishopston. 

Miss Price, 21, Pembroke-road, Clifton. 

Mrs. Walter Stnrge. ,5, Cofham Park. 

Mrs. Tanner, Tbe Nook, Durdham Park. 

And any member of the local committee. 

The Welsh Grand Lodge of Wales talks of providing 
the whole of '* the music and poetry '' for the bazaar, 
as their contribution towards relieving the miseries of 
the negro race. 

News reaches us that N. Northampton and N. Staf- 
ford have appointed collectors for the bazaar, and that 
Leicestershire hopes to have enough for a stall of its 

West Surrey having a local bazaar in hand, and 
being therefore unable to send articles to ours, sends 
us lOs, towards the funds instead. 

Catherine Lmpey, Hon. Sec. 

Street, Somerset. 


Our friends will bo glad to hear that Mr, LiiWi,s 
I'KY, M,P. for Bristol, has kindly and readily agreed to 
open the bazaar in aid of our Negro Mission, in 
December. The receivers for the local stalls will be— 

Mrs. Samuel Capper, 10, 'N'ictoria-road, Cotham. 

Urg, May, Cotham Park House, 


IrswiCH.— The first of a series of monthly enter 
tainments, conducted by the Pride of Ipswich Lodge 
was commenced on October 7, at the Temperance hall 
and was a very great success. About 120 sat down tc 
tea. The following programme was rendered :— 
Selections by the Good Templars' br.ass band ; songi 
Bud recitations by Bro. Pearson, Sister ;ilulsc, Bro 
Gibson. Sister Mason, Bro. Cleaver, Bro. Ilapgood 
Sister Sweet, jun,, i^ister Alice Hammond, and Bro 
Pattison, Dnots by Bro. and Sister Sweet, Sister 
Burrows and Htilse. Mr, G, W. Howard, secretary of 
Gospel Temperance Union, presided, 

Harwich. — A mot successful public meeting was 
hold in the Commercial School, Harwich, on October 1, 
under the auspices of the Rising Hope and Rising 
Star Lodges of Harwich, and ably assisted by the 
Walton-com-Felixstowe Pioneer Lodge, The meet- 
ing was opened with a few appropriate words by Bro, 
Wdliam La Fargue, L,D, Mr. Boyle presided, 
and gave a stirring address, upon the evils 
of intemperance. He siid they were to educate 
the young in Temperance principles, and to seek 
more strength from God by prayers than had 
hitherto been done, for he believed that Temp?rance 
was part and parcel of Christianity. He had signed 
the pledge, under Father Matthew, more than 4,) years 
ago. Addresses were also given by Br-os, Ward, Rising 
Star, and G. 'ViJall, W.D. Sent,, Sulfolk. During tho 
evening songs were given by Bros. La Fargue, C. 
Rarnce, and J. S, Hodges, Readings and recitatious 
by Bros. G. Elliott, R, King, aud Williams. Two duets 
were rendered by Bro. Foster, aud Sister Pitriok, and 
by Bros, La Fargue i^nd Hodges. 

MiDDLESBROL'Gii, October 2,— A grind torchlight 
procession, under the auspices of the Good Templars in 
Middlesbrough and district, took place at 7 p.m., 
and marched through the principal streets of Mid- 
dltsbro', headed by the Temperance Brass Band, 
About ,"iOO Good Templars were in the procession : ,50o 
torches were provided for the occasion. Hun- 
dreds of persons thronged the ' street to witness 
the procession. After which a monster public 
meeting was held in the Temperance Hall, Mr. 
Alderman R. Archibald, Mayor, presiding, the Dis- 
trict Officers occupying the platform. The chairman 
strongly advocated our cause. Bro, Parkinson, D,C,T,, 
then moved the following resolution :—" That this 
meeting, under a .=euse of Divine favour, 
views with satisfaction the success which 
has atfended the effort? of Temperance re- 
form during the last ,50 j-ear", aud while 
It rega-ds with pleasure the general action of all sec- 
tions of the cause in its present struggle with the 
drink traffic, deems this a favourable opportunity for 
impressing upon all Temperance workers tlia neces- 
sity for united action in the future in order that the 
object we have in view may sooner be obtained." Bro. 
Sturter, L,D,, seconded the motion, which was carried. 
Bro. Henry Wilson, D.S,J,T,, moved '■ That 
this meeting most respectfully urges upon Her 
Majesty's Government the vital importance 
of bringing a bill before Parli.ament at the earliest 
possible date, giving effect to the Local Option reso- 
lution of Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bart,, aud thereby 
intrust the inhibitxnts of the localitici with the 
power to decide whether or not houses shall be licensed 
for the sale of intoxicating liquors," The Rev, — 
Ilalliday moved — " That this meeting believes the ordi- 
nary sale of intoxicating liquors on Sundays to be a 
desecration of that day, a special service of 
iotemperance, and in the highest degree mischievous 
and demoralising. We therefore pray her Majesty's 
Government to give their support to the bill of J. C. 
Stivenson, Esq,, M P., to prevent the sale of such 
liquors during the whole of Sunday," which was 
carried unanimously. 

Vote of thanks was accorded to the Mayor for pre- 
siding. Several pledges were taken at the close of 
the meeting. 

Lodge Eatertaininents.— I have visited many 
Lodges m the city privately, and also as V.D. ofii- 
cially, and have arrived at the conclusion that tho 
moral and iutellectnal tone of the entertaininentu 
requires raising. In some of the Lodges the high 
class, I might almost say classical cast of entertain- 
ment, has been all that the most fastidious taste couUl 
demand, but in others I have seen the glorious poetry 
of Byron, Moore, Longfellow, Cimpbell, Hood, and 
others received with apathy, although rendered by 
our best elocutionists, and the massive harmonic ^ 
which emauat-id from the colossal brains of Handel, 
Beethoven, Haydn, aud fliozart. have been all bu', 
hissed off the Temperance platform in favour of such 
songs as '-The Captain and his Whiskers." "Lardy 
Dardy Swell,' and others of a kindred nature which 
have been applauded to the skies. 1 once asked one of 
our leading local enterUainers why he did not 
attempt something more elevating than th3 ridiculou-( 
comic recitations and songs with which he was wout 
to favour us ' His reply was, " The members appre- 
ciate it, and I must pander to their tastes.'' Fancy, a 
man of intellect compelled to pander to such a de 
grading taste ! I said plainly, " For heaven's sake, do 
not degrade your own talent by bringing it down 
to their level, but try, in God's name, t • 
raise them up to your own," Well, sir, I 
have always, when opportunity offered in 
private conversation with the more intellectual mem- 
bers of the Lodges, brought this subject prominently 
before their notice, and at length a meeting was 
convened and a IMutual Improvement Society formed 
for the Good Templars of Bristol, Many young men of 
great intellect'ial endowmentshave enrolled themselves 
as members, and we have also enough of the middlo 
aged element to impart solidity to the social structure. 
Our terms are moderate, viz, Gd. per quarter for 
members. We propose to have at least one lectnra 
during the quarter, one entertainment to assist in 
defraying expenses, and the remainder of the pro- 
gramme to be filled up with essays for discussion, to 
which any member of the Order is admitted, though 
not allowed, except by consent of the president, to 
take part in the discussions. We also lay our- 
selves open to be called upon by weak Lodges 
who may be desirous to avail themselves of thii 
class of entertainment,and some seven or eight Lodges 
have already benefited by visits from oar sociftty. Ah 
a proof of the inflnence of the M,I,S,, I may add 
that the Guide for the present quarter contains in the 
various Lodge programmes more essays and paoers 
than I everrecollect during the past fourye^rs, Som*i 
of the essays already delivered have been well worked 
out, shewing great power of thought, and theeubjeoti 
chosen have been such as could not have been grapple I 

th by weak minds. The following few will serve as a 
sample of the whole, and give hope of still better in 
the future :—" Music," "Little Things,'' "Eminent 
failures," "An Hour in Westminster Abbey." 
"Courage," "History and Its Uses." •' Local Optioi 
and Prohibition." Such work as this brings thinkers 
to the front and it will not be long ere Good Templary 
will be able to boast of many master minds ready anil 
willing to fight the battle) of Temperance. I should 
not have troubled you with this, but I am anxious that 
the work so well begun in Bristol should be taken up 
and carried on in every town and city having member; 
eufficient to form such on association. I shall not rest 
nrrtil wc have a library and rcxding room well fitteil 
with books of reference.— Yours fcatcrnally, Euwakd 
A. Cattle. 'V.D. 

Buo. RosBorroM is now open for engagements. — 
Ashton-road, Edi;e-green, Golhorne, Lancashire. — [Advt, 

Bro. Rev. J. H. Kiddette, London Congregational 
^Irnister, _ is now open to conduct Gospel Temperance 
Missions in the Provinces, — Address, Oorban House, 
Hounslow, W.— [Advt.] 

In consequence of the great demand for No. 1 of the 
new series of tho Pirtnriid Wurhl. containing thi 
coloured portrait of Sir Garnet Wolseley. aud the com- 
mencement of Miss Braddon's tale, "The Gjlden Calf, ' 
the proprietors have reprinted, a', very great cost, tho 
entire number, which was re-is,sued on Mond.ay. 
October 1). On October 21, will appear a 
coloured portrait of the Right Honourable Willi im 
Ewart Gladstone, being the first of a series of political 

Travellers, — A man and woman going by the name 
of Lear, idius Sims, up to recently members of tho 
Three Towns Escelsior Lodge, Stonehouse. The 
mania a pensioner.of medium height,darkcojipleEion, 
slight ; walks at times limpy, sometimes uses crutche.s'. 
Sings about the streets for alms, sells paper an 1 
envelopes, &c, ; dresses in a dark blue coat and vdst with 
gilt bnttnuH, The woman dresses in light clothing. 
They left Stonehouse about eight days since imoieii- 
ately after the man receiving his pension, with which 
he promised to liquidate numerous unsatisfied demands, 
lie took from the Lodge several clearance cards, seals! 
&c,; also has in hisposscssionaoolleoting card for the 
Negro Mission Fund. Also an appeal for help, endorsed 
by the D.C.T., and D,S„ which has been cancelled. 
They are well up in the rulei and constitution of the 
Order. Supposed to have made their way to Ports- 


October 16, 1882. 


riNSBUUY— Dr B W Hichardson LL D I RS Man 
Chester quare \\ havinj? been rcjueBtei by influpntia 
Liberals m rin'buiy to coutcst the boiough uhenevci 
I vacancy in it^ Pirliampntary rppresentatioa oi a 
(rencral election oecirs, has writtea to the Executive 
Commit'ee of the Finsbury Liberal ARsociation to eay 
that he thall be happy to meet them for the purpose 
of I xplaining bis vievpa as soon as his eogagemtnts 
will allow. 


IIoi.LOWAY. — The raissiou here has concluded and 
han been most eucceasful. Between ll.ltUO and 
12,000 ribbons were distributed, about 8,000 being new 

Wandswoeth.— Buriog the week ending October 
7, a very Buccessful mission has been conducted 
by Mr. W. Noble, about 1.200 blue ribbons having been 

SnoRKDiTCH.—The Sunday raorniog open air 
meetings at Columbia-roa'l, Hackney-road, conducted 
by Bro. Marr, of Freedom Lodge, Mr. Drenchman. of 
Columbia branch of Ci'y Mission, and supported by 
members of the two mi-s^iono, continue to at racb 
large and increasing numbers. About 200 pre'iont on 
Octobe-- 8 and greatatteution given tc tho different 

HoRNSEYAND Ckouch End. — First meeting on the 
(ith inst;.. at lIoras*-y BovH'-scbool, to hear an address 
from M;*jor Poole. F.RG.-^, The Rev. James Jeakc?. 
rector, presided. One hundred and eighty-four pl",dges 
were taken at the close of the first day. including 
83 men, and the Rector, Rev. J. Jeakci. BI A., Rev. 
J. W, Thompson, M A., and the Rev . J. Bruce (B iptist). 
This mission was originated by the Harriogay Lrdgp, 
and the members have been very eneriietic in distri- 
buting " The Nrxt Step." A good choir under the 
direction of Mr. Storr, rendered great service. 

HA5niER.SMiTil. — A vary interesting and instructive 
lecture was given on October it, in the London City 
Mission Hall by Mr. Dawson, of Battersea, Loudon City 
niis'sionary,and W.Chap.of St.Aidrew'sLodge, on "The 
Origin, or Ui.story of Porter, Ale, and Stout, and t^e 
evil effects of Alcohol as a brain poison. " The subj«ct 
was handled in a most able manner in reference to its 
not being a good creature of God. bat the rtsult of 
decay and decomposition, and not fit for man or b-^ast. 
The address wa^ listened to with marked attention. 
Numbers took the pledge. 

BicMistnTAsr.— The movement isstill doing a great 
work here. The numbers have increased since Mr. 
Booths mis ion in May la-t from .-il.OOO^ to over 
70.000. A very Fuccessfol work is being c irried on by 
a few earnest and zealous v/orkers. 

Nottingham.— Grand and enthusiastic have been 
the meetings in the Albert IlaU and at the Marble 
K-nk. A choirof ovtr 000 voices has rendered excel- 
lent St rvicc at the former place. Theic are 1.jO pledge 
stations opened in various parts of the borough, where 
pledges may be signed and ribbons obtained. On 
SeptcDibcr 7 Cat on Wilberforce gave a splendid 
addresi". The resnlts up to and including Sunday's 
meetings (Oct. S) have been II. ."81 pledges, and 23,'.I0S 

POCKI-INOTON.—A Mission has been conducted in the 
Oddfellows* Hall by Mr. Tom Barker, of Newcastle. 
The chair was taken each evening by the Rev. G. A. 
Smith and othere, and on some of the evenings the 
attendance was very good. Mr. B irker's addre^rs each 
evening was intereperaed with Tempeiaoce songs set 
to popijlar tunes, and snug l)y him ic his characteristic 
style. The company joined henrtily in the chorufes, 
and appeared to thorouehly enjoy the racy versatility 
of the fpeaker. In connexion with the Miesou. a 
prajcr-raeeting was held each day at noon. About 200 
have taken the pledge and ribbon. 

DRiMiEi.D.— The week's mis.sion was conclndcd in 
this town on Sunday evening, Oi;toher 1. A thanks- 
giving service was held in the Temperance Hall, 
which was crowded to excels. The Rev. B. Fell. 
Primitive Methodist minister, presided ; fnd an excel- 
lent address was given by the Rev. IT. F. Fegg, curate 
of Driffield. The vicar, the Rev. Horace Newton, was 
also present and took part in the meeting. The number 
of ribbons donned during the week wa^ 1II2. including 
:;ii0new pledges, and this in a week, in a town of 
under IJ.OO'I poplnation, shewing that about one-sixth 
of the inhabitants are now abstainers. Arrangements 
are being made for another mission, which, it is hoped, 
will be equally eUcceFsfnl. 

IlKELKY (uear Sheffield}.— A mission was cpened 
here on October 2, by a proceision of children and 
friends from Sz. Peter's Mission, Wesleyan ITnite-l 
Methodist, Free Chnrch, and Primitive schools, headed 
by St. Peter's Mission Church Drum and Fife Band. 
The inaugural meeting was held in "Wesley Chapel, 

which was crowded to excess : the Mayor of Chester- 
field {Alderman HIgginbottom) presiding. Thp 
streakers were Rev.^ James Harrison, G. W. Hancock 
and ]\Ir. C. Crute. A good arid well-trained choir 
helped to make the meeting a succ^.".'-'. An enthus'as 
lie meeting was also held in Sheaf-strret Primitive 
Chapel on Tuesday. Mr. James Eddy. B.TL., conducts 
the mission. 1.0(J7 have eigued tho pledge. 

CaKjjiff.— At the weekly meeting held on S^p- 
tembor .^0, the Tast buildiug was crowded in ever} 
part with about 2,0i () persons. Admirable and 
stirring addre-sps were delivered by ministers and 
gentlemfn, but tho special feature of luterfst 
was nn excellent address by W. S. Alien, K q.. 
MP. for Newcaatle-under-Lyme, who "ery much -do- 
lighted the whole audience. Councillor E. Bcavan (the 
secretary) read the pledge, and in a very taking 
style urged the people to sign. Fifty took the pledgf- 
anddntinel the blue. Tho .movement flourishes in 
Cardilf (xeeedingly, a Blue Ribbon meeting bsing 
held every night in various places withiu the borough 
and its success hero is largely attribulanle to the 
organising power and energetic efforts of iti secretary. 
During the last three weeks upwards of 300 pledge? 
have been taken. A fortnight's special mission was 
commenced on the 2nd inst. 

Torquay. — A Mission was commenced here o-^- 
September 21, in the Bath Saloon. A committee of 
Church and Dissent mioist?rs and laymen was formed 
and a choir of 100 voices orerani.s^d. The fir?t mass 
meeting wms addressed by Canon Basil Wilberforce. 
who alfo addrefsel various meRlingrfl during the week. 
On the Fridr.y evening, Bro. D. Y. Scott. G.W.Co.. 
frave an address, and HG3 pledge^ were signed, and ."i;!7 given — the laige'^t numbers of any one night 
during the mission. A children's meeting wai 
held on Saturday afternoon ; .S07 signed the 
pledge, and 711 took the ribbon, Upwards 
of 2.000 perpoua attended each servica during 
the week. The results were, 3.".0:) pledies. and 
04,200 ribbons. The mission was originated by the 
Lodge? in Torquay, and all worked heartily to make it 
what it certainly was— a grand success. Amone" those 
who gave addressee and presided were, Revn. C Keribs, 
J. Hewett, M.A., Mansfield Oliver, M.A., the president 
of the Bible Christian Conference, Mark Knowles. 
E-q.,C. Vivian, Esq., J.P.,&'j. 

ScARUOROUGU.— The vi-it of Bro. Paddington, of 
Southsea. who hasbcea engaged by the N. Yorkehir^-, 
District Lodge to visit the Lodges in the district, to 
Scarborough, nas been productive of much gooi. The 
members of the Order have been stimuUted, and 
many pledges taken. On Saturday evening, October 7, 
Bro.Paddington addressed a meetiig in the Temperance 
Hall, aud was assisted by Bro. VV, Pouitpr. chairmm. 
the Rev. E. D. Green, N.M.F.C. and Mr. Hawsin. 
On Sunday afternoon there was a large 
gathering in the Station Yard, Bro. R, Cole, 
presiding. Aldprraan Seoor, of Lced.-, Mr. Whitely, 
ano Bio. Paddington took part. In the evening 
the Temperance Hall was crowded. The chair was 
occupied by Bro. J. H.BrowDtree, VV.C.T,, and Bros. 
Paddington, Farqnoar, and L. Thon:pson were the 
speakers. On Monda)' evening the ]a^t me ting was 
held, when there was a large and enthusiastic audi- 
dence. Stirring speeches were delivered by Bros. 
Eccles, chiirmon, Pro'e^sn- Blackburn, R. Riley, and 
Paddington. Bro. F. C. Harwooi recited the thrilling 
story of/' John Maynard." As the result of the three 
days mission \'>'> hiveput on the Blue Ribbon, of 
whom 4 1 have signed the pledge for the first time. 
A largejand efficient choir, conductel by Mr. Whitely, 
contributed much to the success of the meetings. 

Newport (Isle of WirjiiiTy — A mision meeting 
was held here on October '>. arranged by the brethren 
of the local Lodg' s. Mr. W. H. Day, a veteran in the 
ranks of total abstinence, presided, and with him on 
the platform were Bro. T. \V. Glover, the Rev. J. H. J. 
Bcckhurst, Mr. C. Jolliffe, of the Isle of Wight Tem- 
perance and Band of Hope Uc ion, Mr. Henry Shephard 
ofCowes, Mr. John Allen, Mr. Walter Brown, and 
others. There was a numerous attendance. In his 
opening address the chairman ppoke of the manner in 
which the Temperance movement was widening a'ld 
deepening in influence and power througlioutthe length 
and breadth of the country. Mr. H. Shephard fol- 
lowed, remarking that he was at a Blue Ribbon moot;- 
ing at Emi^wortb the previous night, and met with 
considerable opposition. The publican party, calling 
them.=elve3 the ''Yellow Ribbon Army," advertised a 
meeting at the White Swan, where drink was given 
away, and another bill was issued announcing that 
for that night all the beer in Emsworih would bs 
reduced one penny per quart. (Laughter.) 
These tactics shewed that the efforts of 
T^mperanro reformers were beginning to "strike 
home.' He was pleased to^ tell them thit 
before the "Blue" meeting was over a lot of the 
"Y. Hows " fqiieezed into the room, and he b'dieved 
tha*; some gLod work was done. The Rev. J. U. J. 
Beckhurpt was the ni xt speaker, and he was followed 
by Bro. Glover, who delivered a powerful address, in 
the course of which he detailed some of his experiences 
at Accrington. Brighton, and other phces. where he 
h»9 been recently engaged in conducting missionf. 
Mr. Quariier presided at the harmonium. A number 
of pledges were taken and blue ribbons given, 

Notes AND SuGO.ESTiONS by Bro.D.Y. Scott, G.W.Co, 
: rules to sing comic 

"Is it in accordance with 
song« in the Lodge-room?" 

" Will you tell me whether I am right in supposing 
that the Lodge-room is not the plage for. comic 

"Something must be done to stop the siDging of 
comic songs at cur Lodge meetings, or I must leave 
the Order. I have etaod it till I cannot Btand it any 

Such are some of the questions I am continually 
having to answer. And, to tell tho truth, I am 
simple enough to think that the time has arnvtd 
when it ought not to be necessary to put such ques- 

Not that there is anything in our rnlea stating in 
t-o many words ''Thou shalt not sing a comic song." 
Oh, no. No one ever dreamt that such a bye-law 
would be necessary. Just as it never entered 
into the head of the most precise Good 
Templar lawyer to have it declared that " no Good 
Templar can be a brewer and distiller." Why, it ia 
contrary to the letter and ppirib of all our laws and 
rules to engage in the trade. 

I shall bo toltl, of course, that there are comicsonga 
and comic songs, and I adniit it. and I also admit my 
inability to draw any hard and fast line. But I have 
no hesitation in saying that the kind of songs of which 
I am continually hearing complaints should never be 
heard in any mec-ting connected with Good Templary. 

I know I shall be t^ld that we should come down 
to the levtl of those we want to induce to join the 

I deny it hi tofn, *' Come down ! " Yce, if ouronly 
object be to get members. But on the same principle 
let xxi have our faces blacked at once— let us go the 
wholelength in fact. L'^t it be understood that we 
are something io the samo line, but only in a kind of 
way in oppo,'ition to the music halls I 

In this way I know we could double, and iuEome 
cisef», perhaps, quadruple our membership in three 

I have a Lodge in my mind's eye at the present 
moment that acted (so far as our bye-laws would allow) 
on this very principle. 

The membership rose in a very few months from 
under 50 to neatly 200. But alas! alas! for the kind of 
material the Lodge was built of 1 It wns not long be- 
fore the new comers had it all their own way and so 
acted as to bring the Order in that town into such 
disrepute as to nearly kill the other Lodges as well. 

Not only 80, hut the Lodge which grew so rapidly 
— like another mushroom — died as quickly. It must 
necessarily and always l)e so. The very people who 
clanour for all the frivoloue^ness some of our members 
are compelled sorely against their will to tolerate, 
soon tire of it themselves and off rheygo, bent on some 
other and newer excitement. 

Surely, surely, while far from advocating anything 
in thenatare of long-facedncss, the day has gone by 
when tuch tomfoole ry should be tolerated. 

It may not be wise to turn every Lo3ge Sossion into 
a prayer meeting-, as a few of our earnest friends are 
sometiiu s disposed to do, Init aa earnest and yet 
cheerful tone should pervade every Lodge meeting and 
many of our Lodges would be none the worse for a 
little more p-ayer. We meet to work, and not play 
evr riastinglv. A little plav. legitimate play, ia all 
right, but our /;7^;-.t i.s inanrar. 

If we /j'fl;7;, all our members, old and young, male 
and female, educated and uneducated, can leni a 
helping hand, and without giving offence to any one. 
But singing comic songs and a good deal more in the 
same direction, means driving our best members out 
of the Older. The Order will exist after all tho 
clowns and their comic songs (not that I would sug- 
gest that they are all clowns who do sing comic songs) 
have left it ; but drive all the earnest Christian men 
and women out of it, and we may write Ichabodover 
against our grand institution a»- soon as we like. 

Surely the right principle upon which to act ia to 
abstain from hurting tho feelings or wounding the 
susceptibility of any member', and if that cinnot be 
done without abstaining from that wliich we ourselves 
may see little or no harm in, then by all means on that 
very principle let the prac'ice b^ abandoned. 

CiEiisiDE Cor.LiRRY, NonTHuMBEKLAXD.— On Sept. 
27 a large party of Temperance frisnda met at the 
Lodge room to present a testimonial to Bro. J. G. 
Tinkler, L.D. A supper was partaken of, after which 
Bro. T. Young, who presided, made the presenta- 
tion (a well-executed portraio and a purse of gold) 
in a few choicj words, enumerating Bro, Tinkler's 
services in the Temperance cmue, a'ld observing that 
h- fully deserved the gift for his long and faithful 
service. Bro. W. Parlon also gave him a volume of 
Burn's p^ems as a mark of esteem. Bro. Tinkler feel- 
ingly Tdsp-^nded. and the evening was spent in singing, 

OCTOBM 16, 188^. 



Tlie following' contributions ore 
ledged :— 

gratefully ackn 

From Lodges. 

£ s. d. 

Albert Bond of Brotherhood ... 

... 2 12 

William Tweedie 

.. 1 12 C 

Hope of Wick 

... J 

Plover's Heat (.laroaica) 

... 10 

Little John and Dawn of Day 

... 11 

Hope of Sk Jamea 

... 3 1 

I'ity of Bristol 


... 10 

... 10 

.Tames Titorn 

... Olio 

liritsh Workman 

... .5 

Kingswood Advance 


Missing Link 

... OHO 

Kobtrt Charlton 

... 1 2 U 


.. 10 S 


... 1 1 7 

Encounter V (Xaval) 

... 1 14 ;i 

Light in the Window 

... 3 

Victory Won 

... 18 


... 10 G 

Queen's Park 

... 10 

Maidstone Unity 

... 1 1 

Star of Worcester 

... 1 1 


... .-. 

Star of Eastbourne 

... l."i 

Hope of Strealham 

... 11 

William Syk»» 

... 1 7 

Castle and Kirkbeck 

... .-1 

Garden of Kent 

... 111 (J 

Koyal Greenwich 

... 10 6 


... 2 2 U 

Ileallh and Happiness 

... 10 

Sun of Twickenham 

... 10 

New Cross Excelsior 

... 10 


... 5 

Olive Branch 

... 10 

Edge Hill 

... 2 r, 3 

Hope of Driffield 

... 5 

Hope of Woolton 

... 10 


... 1 

i-'riendehip and Unify 

... 10 

Hope on Hope Ever 

... 4 

Nation's Enture Hope 

... 11 

.Sir W. C. Trevelyan 

... 10 

Prince of Peace 

... 8 

Hope of Dalton 

... 2 G 


... 1 11 

South Metropolitan 

... k; 

Emley Lifeguard 


... 2 (! 

...0 7 


... 1 5 


... U 3 

Oldbury Excelsoir 

... 10 


... 2 4 

Pride of the Village 

... 1 


Pride of Ipswich 

... 10 

... 1 10 7 

Bell in the Bush 

... 1 (i 


... 10 

Lacock Perseverance 

... 8 



Eoyal Oak 

... 17 

Harvest Home 

... 1 17 

Star of Blackhclth 

... 2 10 


... Hi 

Vallis Vale 

... 1 l.S (1 

First Essex 

...2 8 

Walton-cum-Felixstowe Pionee 

(Military Brothers of)... 

... 18 


... 11 

Oldbury Jtessinh 

... 10 

Welcome Home 

... 7 1 

Ten Sisters 

... 10 

New Cross Excelsior 

... 15 


Star of Hops 

... 1 1 

... 14 


... 15 1 


... 14 1 

Hadlow Invicta 

... 11 10 

Be Just and Fear Not 

... 14 11 


... 1 10 

Pride of the Ocean 


John Milton 

... 10 (1 

Good Shepherd 

... 12 6 

Friends in Co'ancil 

... 10 3 

Homerton's Hone 

... 2 ii; 


... 9 

Peckham Dewdrop 

... 10 

Try Again 

... 10 G 


... 1 3 3 

Freedom of London 

... 1 3 


... 10 


... 3 8 3 


... 11 

Brampton Lifeboat 

... 11 

Gravesend Excelsior 

... 18 


... 1 7 

Radford Anchor 

... 1 

Work in our Vineyard 

... 10 1 

Star of Hope 

... 5 

Barton United 

... 10 7i 


... 1 10 5 

United Mission 

... 15 

Hellifield Anniversary 

... 13 (1 

Faith and Hope 

... 2 10 

White Rosfl of York 

... 10 6 

Claremont United 

... 1 1 

Openshaw Good Intent 

... 5 


... 1 

Garden of Kent 

... IS 

Albert Bowl of Brotherhood ... 

... 10 2 

Stephen Percy 


Koyal Wii.dsor 

Drunkard's Friend 
Welcome ... 
Safeguard of Heaven 
Crusaders of Chertsey ... 
Temperance Hoire 


Hand and Heart 

Children's Delight 

Centre of Hoie 

CVur de Lion 

Hope of Lancaster 

Liiidal and Marten Rescue 



West Parade 

}lope of Enderby 

diaries Brnolc 

Robert Hall 

(food Samaritan ... 
General Washington 

Stephen Langton 

Wliite Rose of York 



Teesdale Refuge 

Hope of Barrow 



Divine Providence 



Chobham Perseverance ... 

Hope of Runcorn 

Royal Naval 

Hope of Darnall 


Finchley Excelsior 
Safeguard of Andover 

Refuge of Peace 

Star of Ilkeston 

Star of Hope 

Press Forward 

St, Mark's Samaritan 

From Juvenile Temples. 


Lily of the Valley ... 

Hope of the Star ... 

City of London 


Living Stream 


General Havelock ... 

^Vhlte Rose 


Ark of Safety 


Plope of the World 

Come and Welcome 

Earnest Workers ... 

Pride of Hebden ... 

Hope of Essex 

Dawn of Hope ... 

Lifeboat Senior ... 


Spring Blos.soms ... 

Spring of the Wiindle 



Young Recruits ... 
Young Warrior 
Star of Hope 
Star of Promise 
Onward Senior 
INTonnt Beulah 



Good for All 


Young Missionary... 


Safe and Strong ... 


Hope of St. Au-itell 
Rock of Zion 
Hope of St. John's 
Hope tD Conquer ... 


Hope of Darnall ... 


Bud of Promise ... 
Star of No Retreat 
Spring Blossom 

n 11 


1 17 



1 4 



1 5 

(1 13 







2 13 


1 5 

1 11 

1 (1 


1 14 


11 17 






3 6 


2 12 





(1 14 




2 10 




(1 18 

1 5 




(1 5 



() 10 





1 14 




13 7 

17 II 

1 8 3 

2 11 
13 11 


1 13 


1 10 
1 IS 

17 10 

1 14 




1 III 





2 12 


II 10 


(1 11 

3 2 


1 1 






II I'.l 





Personal Contributions. 

Rev. J. Sadler 
J. S. Hodges 
W. Richardson 
Miss Gray (box 
T. H. Lewes 
Bro. Derrick 
Sister Tucker 
Sister Dyer.. 
Bro. Shearman 
J. Bowler ... 
P. Carrjgan... 
Miss Mark ... 
W. Booth ... 
J. Trott 
W. Bingham 
W, Blackmore 
SiBter Tucker 

1.3 G 

Si.t^rS. E. Price 10 

Wm. Allison 1 1 

Thos. Pittman 10 

Sister E. A. Gibba 10 

Miss Jane Hall 10 

Miscellaneous Contributions. 
Foot's Cray Temperance Fete Com- 
mittee 4 1.5 

Collected at Open Air Meeting by Bro. 

Alfred Brown 1 5 

Farther contiibntioDS solicited, 
made payable at Baltereea Riee. 

0. Kin^tdown Villa=!, 
ndsworth Common, S.W. 

P.0.0. '8 should be 


The Rev. Gfortrc "Wilson McCrec, in Uip courso o£ 
ore of the Wedncs-'ay night popular Icclnros, now 
being delivered at the Great Centrnl Hr.ll. Bishops- 
gate, siiid that a young man cnme to him on one oc- 
casion, faying that he wi&htd to get married. " Who'a 
your^irl?" was the first question. " Ala 17- Jones," 
was the reply. •* Whrn do yi n want to get married ? " 
"At oncp, fir." "Arc you in work?" "No. 
sir." ' Have you £'t in Ihe Savings' Bank?" 
" No, sir." " Are you likely to obtain em- 
ployment within a fortnizht. say.'" "No, tir." 
"Then 1 could not think of marrying yoi7." The girl 
afterwards put in an appearance for the purpose of 
doing a little special pleading. To that young person 
he put tlie question, " Is your )'Oung man in work ?" 
" No, sir," wr-s the reply. *' Has he JC'} saved .''' " No, 
sir." ■' Has he a ' home ' prepared ?" " No, sir ; he 
will live with his mother ; I shall live with my 
father." " Mary, I could not think of marrying you 
yet. You must wait until your intended is in work, has 
me, has his life insured, and has dome money saved." 
girl went away not too well pleased 
Two or three weeks afterwards he was walking, 
ugh St. Giles's when he saw the young man re- 
ferred to above leaning lazily against a po*t, the top 
of which he was tapping tunefully with his finger- 
tips. ire(\Tr.McCree) leant on the other side of the post 
and joined in the tapping. That attracted the idler's 
attention. ''It's all over, sir/' he began. " What 'a 
all ovcrT' ''I'm married to Mary, sir." ''Indeed ! 
Are you in work .'" " No. sir." ■"' Have you a house ?'* 
'■ No, sir." " Have you £-) in the bank ?' "No, sir." 
'■Then you may depend upon this— /7 /v not all 
orcr." For 17 years he knew the couple, 
and during the whole of that time they 
were tteeped to the lips in poverty. Had he not 
sometimes given them a shilling and a hundred 
weight of coals tbey would very often have been with- 
out food and firing. To the non-abstaining young 
man wishing to be married he would fay in all 
earnestnees. '' Sign the pledge, attend the house of 
God, save C"), join a benefit Fociety. insure for £50, 
get a hoiisr in which to establish a hoinr, make some 
provision for the time when the cradle and the per- 
ambulator will be called into requisition, but be sure 
yon do not higin married life in poverty ! " 

The G.W.Co.'s Visittothe Cii^nnkl Islands. — 
The Jersey Ohsi'i-rer, referring to Bro. Scott, says :^ 
"It was our province to attend a crowded meeting 
on Wednesday, at the Prince of Wales's Rooms, with 
the view of listening to the orator of the evening, Bro 
D. Y. Scott, G.W.Co. of England. Bro. Scott, whose 
reputation had preceded him, was received at the 
very outset with thunders of applause. To follow 
Mr. Scott would simply require a pamphlet of a few 
pages, but the whole of his discourse was listened to 
with uniiiivided attention, and it was evident that he 
made an impression not easily to be eradicated." 

BiRMiNCiiAir.— At the Excelsior Lodge on October 
4. Sifter Eliza Malios. LD., wife of Bro. Clement 
Malin^, L.E.D., was presented with birthday tokens of 
esteem. Bro W. G. Barrett, W.C.T., presided, and on 
behalf of the Lodge presented Sister Malius with a 
splendidly illuminated album as 'a birthday present, 
ai:d in grateful acknowledgement of 11 years' earnest 
work in connection with that Lodge, which she joined 
a.s a Charter member in 18(18. Bro. Stubbs (as re- 
presenting the " Boys" Refuge"), presented Sister 
Malins with a beautifully fitted up " Lady's Com- 
panion." Bro. W. H.Pratt, a Templar of i:! years, 
asked her acceptance of a richly bound volume of Comic 
Poets; Bro. Simeon Shorterfollowcd with a magnificent 
bouquet of flowers and a handsome book with coloured 
illustrations, viz., The Poetry of Flowers ; Bro. 
Andrews presented a beautiful copy of tbo complete 
Works of Oliver Goldsmith ; and Sister Jones a richly 
chased euite of brooch and earrings. Other sisters 
followed with appropriate and u.seful prcfiente. Juvenile 
Templary was represented by two volumes elegantly 
bound in fcarlet and gold, by two Juvenile Templars 
Appropriate speeches were givtn and euitably acknow- 
ledged by Sister Malins to whom it was entirely un- 
expected. Songs, readings, .Vc, were given and a very 
pleasant eyening spent 



October 16, 1882. 



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this mr-lirinc. 
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T^R. TURLEY.— " I found it act as a specific in my cxperi- 
-*-^ cnco and family in the worst form of ecarlot fovcr, no 

other medicine hein? required." 
*r)R. J. W. DOWSING.— "I used it in the treatment of 
J-' forty-two capcs of Yellow Fever, and I am happy to state 

that I never Io?t a eingle case." 
"r\R. S. GIBBON (formerly physician of the London 
■*-' pital.) — " Ha ui^efuliieBS in the treatment of disease has Ion 
been eonfirmod by medical C3tperienc«." 
R. SPARKS (Govenimenb Medical Inspector of Emifrrants 
from the Port of London) wiitoa: — " I have K-rcat pleasure 
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October 1?.— Annual Public Meeting, (United Kingdom 

t Hampden Cliapfl. Laui 


The Asxuai. 



On Tuesday, October 17th, 1882, 

IN THE Large RooJt OF the 


The following are cxjKcUd to talc part : 
Sir Wilfrid Lawton, Bart., M.P. ; David Ainsworth, 
Esq., M.P. ; Jacob Briglit, Esq., M.P. ; Jolm Barran, 
Esq., M.P. ; W. S. Caine, Esq., M.P. ; Herbert J. 
(lladstonc, Esq., M.P. : Sir E. J. Keed, M.P. ; Peter 
Eylandi, Esq., M.P. ; C. C. Ko«s, Esq., M.P. ; Beuj,imin 
Whitwortb, E.sq., M.P. ; Rev. Canon Basil Wilberforce, 
M.A. ; Tver. E. ]?. .Tonkins, M.A. : Eev. K, B. Wylie, 
LL.D. ; Edward Priestman, Esq. ; Jas. H. Itaper, Esq. ; 
Samuel Pops, Esq., Q.C, (Hon. Sec). 

TliC Cliiili- Kill he taken xt 7 ry'dvck In the 

Chair to be taken at 7 o'clock. Doors open at G. 

R^sistered Stall-* in the Area and (.lallcry may berecured 
(Is. lid. eivch) at the Alliance Offices. Body of the Hall free 
U.viTurj KixcnoM Allukce, 
Offices : 4f, .Tohn D.ilton Street, JIanchester. 


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ftnd one stamp for sample. Estimates for all classes of 
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The Temperance Pledge fio" 

Poetry — The Barmaid frin^ 

Items of Interest ''•■i'^ 

(rood Templars to the Front G:^^ 

Helpersof the Children O.iil 

Day School Temperance Teaohing 6.5!' 

The Enemy on the Alert 050 

United Kingdom Band of Hope Union 6(30 

What we Hear 660 

Notes from Afar 661 

Negro Mission Bazaar 6(il 

Public Work of the Order 061 

Correspondence 061 

Political 0(;2 

Blue Ribbon Mcvoment 662 

Good of the Order 662 

(Jood Templar and Temperance Orphana,-e (i6,1 

(Jood Advice from a Reliable Source 063 

The Alli.ince Anniversary 664 

More Misrepresentations 664 

Obituary 06.5 

English Good Temnlary 6()5 

Mr. Spurgeon on Sanctimonious Liquor Sellers 665 

District Lodge News 666 

News of the Lodges 606 

Feathered Arrows 667 

Official Notices 668 




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MONDAY. OCTOBER 16, 1882. 


The Grand Alliance is to hold its annual 
gatherings on Tuesday next. "We always look 
forward to these meetings witli great interest, 
and we desire they may be increasingly so re- 
garded by all sections ot Temperance Re- 
formers. As a National Organisation the 
Alliance has been looked uj) to by all kindred 
societies as the one leading society in political 
Temperance work. It is the Alliance '' for tlie 
total and immediate suppression of the liquor 
traffic." This title, too often dropped out and 
forgotten now-a-days, indicates the very reason 
and 'principle on which the Alliance 
exists; and let those recommend moderation 
and compromise who will, it was the thorough- 
going, straightforward object that the Alliance 
set out with that gave it its influence and 
power ; and in proportion as its policy is true 
to its jirinciple will its power continue to be 
felt by the body politic. It is not a society, as 

some of its liberal supporters would have it, 
for suggesting compromises with Liquordom. 
Indeed it is in listening to golden charmers of 
this kind that the greatest danger to tho 
Alliance exists. 

The engrossing interest of its anniversaries 
should be no t only to note the Work of the past year 
but chiefly to mark the new and higher start- 
ing point for the year to come. " For what we 
have received the Lord make us truly thank- 
ful," indicates a very proper frame of mind 
for an anniversary meeting, but a political 
organisation like the Alliance meets to gird on 
new armour, to plan new campaigns, and to 
determine on greater victories for the coming 
year. It is not a Social Science Con- 
gress -where any thoughtful mind may 
ventilate some new idea. Its aim is 
a settled one ; its object tho " total 
and immediate suppression ot the 
liquor traffic ; " and all talk about regulating 
and licensing is beside the mark, and should 
be regarded as a waste of time to men wha 
have long since nailed their colours to tho 
mast, and determined to go forward for tho 
extinction of the trafEc. We sincerely trust 
that the interest of the coming anniversary 
may centre round this idea, the object of the 
Alliance, and the only way of accomplishing it. 
Do not lot us keep on merely singing about the 
" good time coming" until the audience gets 
impatient and asks the President to be so 
kind as to name the day. The Alliance fixe I 
the day twenty-nine years ago, when it fixed 
the object of its own existence, and every 
member who joins the Alliance ought to under- 
stand that neither it nor he can allow the 
traffic a day's existence, so far as its existence 
depends upon their power and influence and 

Every man does his share for the total and 
immediate suppression of the traffic when 
he ceases to buy, to sell, to give, to 
use ; when he puts forth his best eifort to close 
every place where the drink is sold ; when ho 
refuses to vote for any law-maker who refuses 
to vote for its suppression, or at least for 
giving power to the people to suppress it ; and 
when ho uses his best efforts to induce all 
around him to do as he does. This is the 
object of the Alliance ; this should be the 
object of all its members ; and we trust that 
from Tuesday next the Alliance will 
hound forward with new vigour, and make 
straight for the enemy's trenches, proving that 
past experiences and efl'orts have all been con- 
tributory to the grand assault that shall bring 
glory to [its general, its officers, and its ranks, 
and peace and happiness to thousands of em- 
hittered homes in the thirtieth year of the 
history of the United Kingdom Alliance. 


Foe several months we have rigidly refrained 
from referring to the saj'ings of " our friends 
the enemy," "We must, however, in justicenot 
only to ourselves but to Mr. Wills, Q.C, 
point out some of their misrepresentations iu 
America. Here tho facts are known, and Mr. 
Wills' speeches in court are on record, but in 
America it is not so. Here is one of the 
latest, which wo find in an American 
paper dated Sunday, September 24, 
1882. Eeferring to the law-suit it is said:- 
— "Tho question was referred to Eeferee Alfred 
AVills, Esq., (i.e., who, at "Westminster Hall, 
October 27, 1881, in the course of the trial 
stopped the examination and said that he had 
discovered the fact that the question between 
the parties of ' negro exclusion ' was a false 
issue, and the learned referee strongly urged an 
amicable settlement with a view to reunion.'' 

Then Dr. Lees himself has lately written a 
letter from which an extract was published by 
the California Rescue on June 1 , in which he 
says : — " The legal end of the suit is to preserve 
our iitiine in England, and our connection Tvith 

October 16, 1882. 


the Order. If the charter belongs to the 
seceders, then they register as I.O.G.T., and 
wo> ^y /orctf of law J are deprived of our name 
as well as property ; it will then be illegal to 
call ourselves Good Templars, or to assume a 
connection with the I.O.G.T." 

We do not mean to enter into any contro- 
versy regarding the above extracts, and con- 
tent ouraelves with the following quotations 
from Mr. Wills himself. On October 27 he 
stopped the case by saying " he consid-ered it to 
he hisdhtyto caU attention in the strongest possible 
ivag to the ahohde futility of the litigation. In 
the event of either aide obtaining the victory as 
to the charter, it would settle nothing as to the 
dispute between the parties." Again at the 
close of the Ke-union Conference on Decomber 
30, 1881, Mr. Wills said, "The action can deter- 
mine nothing which will help to heal these differ - 
enceg. It cannot decide and it will not decide 
whichpwrty is the true representative of the ' apo- 
tdltceticccssion' to which bothj^drtics lai/ claitn.'^ Thus 
it ia clear that the sole reason why Mr. Wills 
tried to effect a re-union, was because he had 
made up his mind that the end of the litiga- 
tion was futile; and that it is hopeless to expect 
that the decision will either settle the ques- 
tions at issue as to the cause of the disruption 
or the legal right to the name of the Order. 

Committee may have elected to that body from time 
to time. The Executive Committee itself can only, 
according' to the Constitution, be elected from the 
members of the General Council, and it 13 the function 
f the General Council to elect ihe President, Yice- 
'resid^nti". and Eiecutive Committee. It has long- 
been a question of some interest. — Who constitu'e tee 
Geaeral Council of the Alliance .' As matters at 
present stand, any question as to the election 
of a vice-president, or any detail in the personal 
e;overDment of the Alliance, ia ruled out of order when 
introduced at a meeting of the eo-called General 
Council ; or more properly speaking it ia explained 
that at so !arg:e a meeting it ia clearly inconvenient to 
discuss such matters — the result being that all 
such questions are referred back to the Executive. 
The Executive itself thus becomes an absolutely self- 
elected body with supreme power. No serious issue 
has yet arisen, but we have long thought the Executive 
itself would do well to revise eo unsatisfactory a state 
of thing?. No one seems to know who constitute the 
General Council, but it is open at any time for the 
Executive to challenge the right tovo'.e of any gentle- 
man raising an inconvenient issue. Surely an 
organisation of such dimensions, and entrusted 
with such large funds, ought to be placed upon a more 
satisfactory basis than this. 

Teetotal Lives have received a new testimony. 
The Briton Life Association has, largely through the 
influence of Dr. B. \V. Richardson, its deputy-chair-, 
man, offered to teetotalers a reduction of 10 per cent 
from theit annual premiums. 

A Secret Comes Oct.— The Uev. J. J. Dyeon's 
sermon iu glorification of " moderate " drinking and 
in vilification of abstainers, has been summarised in 
the Cambridge Chronirh\ teing there deemed of local 
interest, becanse the preacher i:* the son of Mr. J. 
Dyson, of Chesterton, late proprietor of Ihe " Spring" 
brewery, &c. 

" Important Resolutions will be proposed " at 
the forthcoming ajiuual meeting of the General 
Council of the United Kingdom Alliance. " bearing on 
the advanced position of the movement, the policy of 
the Alliance ia antioipation of forthcoming Parlia- 
mentary proceedings, and the promieed Local Option 
measure of the Government." 

TuE City Club.— We most cordially commend this 
institution to the notice of City men who need whole- 
some food and a comfortable meeting place or lounge 
while in the City. It also provides very cheap and 
good accommodation as a place of resort for country 
residents who occasionally visit the Metropolis. As a 
matter of couree, no intoxicants are provided. 

Bro. Malins, G.W.C.T,, has been again seriously 
ill, sciatica having seized him. This has left him in 
■ a very weak and susceptible oondition, eo that he is 
unable to sit up for many minutes together. But he 
sends word, " I hope to gather strength now." How 
BtrongJy we hope so too, as do all those who will read 
these lines, we cannot express. We must continue ia 
piayer that it may please God still to restore our dear 
brother to his dear ones at home, and to the larger 
family circle that so much loves and needs him. 

BtEit i-V WouKHouszs. — It appears from a recent 
discuftsioa that the Dover Guardians have sanctioned 
the giving of beer to the able-bodied paupers upon the 
doctor's certificate. Their doctor, Mr. Fenn, has 
consulted the Board on the subject, infoim- 
ing them that these able-bodied paupers do 
not need it, and so practically confessing 
that his certificates are not true iu substance and in 
fact. He did not wish to be called to account by the 
Local Government Board, so he desired to throw the 
responsibility on the Guardiaua. If they wished, he 
would continue to certify, as he had no wish personally 
to deprive the paupers of their comforts. The Board 
took the responsibility by passing a reso lutioa request, 
ing the doctor to continue to certify contrary to his 
own statement of fact, as heretofore. 

The General Council of the United JCingixj.m 
Alliance consista of such persons as the Xxeouttv>^ 


Sister Charlotte Cook.— We rsgret having to 
record the death of another hard worker in our Order. 
Sister Cook was the wife of Bro. C. Cook, D.:\I.. 
Dorset, auii was connected with th j Ctoar de Lion Lodge, 
Bridport. The deceased joinei the Order about nine 
years ago, and since that time she has filled most 
of the important offices connected with it, 
and esipccially that of W.C.T., which she has 
held ou several occasions. She always took a 
(ieep interest and an active part iu the business of the 
Lolj^e, and has done all in h^r power to advance the 
cius'i of Temperance generally. The interment 
took place on September 20, and was attended by 
about 80 members of the Bridport Lodge in regalia, 
and by a large number of the general public. A, 
special session of Cccur de Lion was convened and a 
vote of sympathy with Bro. Cook mournfully adopted. 

GiiACEFUL Wit.— Edward Everett, in ISll. wae 
appointed American Minister to England. Before 
leaving Boston to assume hie duties he was enter- 
tained at a public dinner, when the celebrated Judge 
Storey, who was present on that occasion, irave a senti- 
ment. " Grniits i.-i mrr to be recognised irhcrc JCrer-rtt 
//ofs.^' Everett gracefully responded with another 
sentiment ; " Liir, JSquifj/, a>ul Jarlfdlction ; no 
rfforfsrajl raisr thciii ahovr on<: Storry." 

Absent-mindbd. — A good story com-^s from Forfar- 
shire. About three weeks ago the minister of one of 
tl^c chief towns in that county, an eccentric mau. 
played upon his congregation what seemed a practical 
joke. There was an intimation he had forgutten to 
make at the proper time, and immediately after the 
benediction he e.\:claimed, *'0h, by-the-bye" — Then 
he forgot what he had remembered. He paused for ;i 
litblo to see if he could collect his thoughts. They 
would not arrange themselves, however, and, without 
a word of explanation, the minister stepped down 
the pulpit stairs. Arrived in the gowocoom ho 
forgot that he had gone thither to look for the 
paper on which the intimation had been written, took 
olf his caesock, and went home to dioner. Waiting to 
hear the citation about which there had been eo much 
ado. a portion of the congregation, it is said, remained 
until the minister returned to conduct the afternoon 

North Walks.— A Temperance wave is passing 
over North Wales, and large numbers are donning the 
Blue Ribbon, or joiniog the local Lodges. Large 
demonstrations are also boing held to celebrate the 
Suni^ay Closing Act coming into operation. At Mold, 
where the Grand Lodge has just been held, nearly 70 
applicants have been received for initiation into jtho 
local Lodges, and Lodges have just been re-started at 
Buckley. Denbigh, and Caergwrle. At Cefn Mawr. 
near Ruabon, foity-eight have already been initiated, 
and twelve others are propoped for membership. Ati 
Newtown the two English Lodges repotted .in adult: 
membership of .">00, being the two largest Lodges iiL 
Wales. Public meetings are being held nightly ia 
some places, and the fruit of years of toil and labour 
is thus being gathered throughout the Principality. 
The Order iu Llanelly (S.W.), at the present time, too, m 
very satisfactory ; there are four Euglish Lodges, twoi 
Juvenile Temples, and two Welsh Lodges, with a mem- 
bership of a little over 1,000, or one twentieth pari; 
of the population. 


Br Bro, Rev, B. T. Tanner. D.D., PHiLADELrniA, 
We have English Good Templary and Americaa 
Good Templary, just as we have English Masonry and 
American Masonry, and Englifh Odd Fellowship and 
Americaa Odd Fellowship, only with this difference, 
that English Good Templary not only proves true to 
humanity, but requires as the price of its fellowship 
that others should do the same. Not so English Ma- 
sonry ; not BO English Odd Fellowship. While these, 
in England, practise the broadest humanity them- 
selves, They do not hesitate to afilliate with those who 
do not practise it. A white American JIason, although 
refusing to recognise the black brother that is as well 
up in the mysteries of the craft as himself, has only 
to knock at the door of the Engli.nh Lodge, and 
it flies open to receive him : and the same is 
true of the reception awarded the white American 
Odd Fellow. Not eo. however, is it with the 
American Good Templar, who may knock at 
the door of an English Good Templar Lodge. Instead 
of being admitted and his soft words greeted with 
cries of '' Hear, hear!" mingled with the clapping of 
hands and the F=tamping of feet, he is halted in the 
ante-room, aad interrogated as to the treatment 
awarded the negro by the Lodge whence he hails. 

" Good Templary." says the heroic Catherine Impey, 
of Street, England, '-Good Templary being a brother- 
hood, such persons only ai are willing to act as brothers 
to their fellow members have any place within the 
Order." To what a lofty piano does this Quaker friend 
of humanity pitch Good Templary. Loftier by far 
than that occupied by any society of the world, not 
excepting even the society of the faithful, known aa 
the Church of God. To the casual observer, Good 
Templary is simply a Temperance organisation. In 
the eyes, however, of Miss Impey, it is a)l this, and 
more. It is a glorious brotherhood ; and bo studiously 
careful of its principles that no doubtful souls will ba 
admitted. And iu this Mies Impey but re-echoes the 
sentiments of the 00,000 Good Templars of England. 
No wonder there can bo no affiliation with the white 
Americaa branch of the Order, Brotherhood in the eyes 
of the average white American means brotherhood for 
white men ; and thiaia true whether it relates, as we have said, to the Church, to the Masons, or to 
the Odd Fellows. All these claim to be brotherhoods, 
and are ; but they arc brotherhoods of white men 
In the first of them, the Church, if it be in the 
Xorth, a coloured perpon may go, but we will nob 
vouch for the brotherly treatment he will receive. 
Rut with the second and third, whether it be in the 
North or in the South, a black man would no more 
be allowed to enter than would a serpent. 

In recognition, therefore, of Christian principle, 
GoodTemplary maybesaid to, and does, lead the Chris- 
tian world. Nor do we except the Church even as it is 
found iu England ; for even iu England, fellowship 
is readily extended to American Christians who arc 
known to spurn the idea of human brotherhood if the 
n^gro is to be included, a thiog, as we have said, no 
Good Templar Lodge will do. How truly, then, did 
the learned jurist, Mr. Wills, Q.C., say that English 
Good Templary "represents the sterner exhibition of 

Are we at-kcil to account for the strange spccticle of 
a simple human organization planting itself upon 
a principle higher than that of the Church it- 
self / To our own mind's eye, it can only be accounted 
for by the eontroUing induence which the Friends of 
i'lngland have in its affairs. As is well known, ad- 
Ijernuce to principle is the controlling element of 
their lives, and without any regard to success, they 
cling to it. With the groundwork of English senti- 
ment to stand upon, the sncceas in Good Templary, 
among the British, is assured. But how about 
America .' If they have the grace of continuance, 
with the mighty impetus free ideas already have 
gained, ultimate success in America is equally assured. 


*' Are there not to be found in the world men whi-se 
very calling is contrary to the spirit of true Godliness? 
I did know, and may I never know again, such aone^ 
npparently mostdevont and grocious,who wasa deacon 
of a church, and passed round the communion cup, 
and yet over the worst drinking-den in the town 
where he lived, wheie the lowest harlots congre- 
gated, you would see the man's came, for he was 
the brewer to whom the houses belonged — houses 
which had been purposely adapted at his expense 
for abodes of vice and drunkenness. lie tiok the 
profits of a tilth y traffic, and then served at the Lord's 
Tablf. God save the man that can pander to the 
devil, and then bow down before the Most High. 
Persons are to be found who earn their money by 
ministering at the altars of Belial, and offer a part 
,of it to the Lord of Hosts, Can they come from the 
place of revelling to the chamber of communion .' 
.Will they bring the wages of ein to the altar of God ? 
Ii'e who maketh money over the devil's back is a hypo* 
cr ite if he lays his cankered coin at the Apostles' feet. 
Thy money perish with thee 1 ' " 


OOTOBBB 16, 1883. 


'.■ It is most important tljat the raporta appoariuB in too 
official organ abould bo ncciirato and iinpartiaL As we must 
rely upon Voluntary aid in furnishing these reports, we trust th 
Secretaries who, of course, are always in possession of accurate 
and full information, will forward us reports as early as possible 
after the meetings are ended ; and that where the secretaries are 
unable to do this District and other Lodges will request some 
brother accustomed to such work to undertake the duty. Reports 
should be as brief as possible, consistent with efficiency. 

Wl'SSE.K.-Special Sessinn. October 21, Siisaex-atreet, 
Mission Hall, Brighton. Bro. S. Vinnll, D.C.I, i.resided. 
llesolution pas'ed recording approval of the action ol 
Bro. Corney Simmonds in obtainins a conviction against 
a beer-house keeper for supplying a drunken person with 
liriuor. The exanipb thus .set it is enrueitly hoped will 
he followed by other members of the Older and friends of 
Temperance. The following motion was also carried :— 
This Lodge, moreover, would respectfully submit to the in- 
habitants of Brighton generally the following facts.— First, 
That although so favourable a report of the public-houses 
presented year by year by the Chief Constable, yet 
much of the valuable time of our Brighton magistrates is 
oc-upied by the sickening and loathsome business of 
dealing with drunkenness and the offences which spring 
from drunkenness ; and second, that the brewers rarely 
if ever engage a solicitor to defend the victims of drink, 
but only the publican, the real criminal, who makes hiin 
drunk. That as a class they appear to have no objection 
to the poor drunkard being apnrehended, hned, or impri- 
soned, that bj the persistent way in which this trattic is 
thrust npnn the inhabitants of poor districts especially, 
they appear to think little, and care less, about the com- 
fort and welfare of the working people." After some 
discussion, in which members of the Burgess Hill, Ad- 
vance Guard, Carlton Union, and Brighthelmstone 
Lodges, took part, the resolution was carried unanimously. 
East Cohnw.u.l.— Templar Hall, Torpoint. Bro. C. 
V Harris, theD.C.T., presided, and the attendance in- 
cluded several members olthe adjoining district of South 
Devon, including Bros. Jarae» L(Be. U.C,T. : 1. SI. 
Warren, D.E.D.,; Hiater Symon-, D.S.J.T.; Sister L. 
Bowe, D.V.T.: Bro. T. H. Hainley, D. Secretary; and 
Bro J, P. Uran, U.K.A. The D.C.T. reported that 
tlieie had not been that increase in their 
strength he could have wished. He trusted that 
something would be done shortly to give new hie 
to the Order in that district. He trusted the matter 
of mission work would be taken up that day by the 
District Lodge and thoroughly discnwed. The Blue 
Kibbon movement was doing a great and apparently 
successful work. Every good measure was taken by the 
friends of Temperance to render the visit of Bro. Booth a 
success. The D.S.J.T., Sister Lily Daddow, reported 
that the Juvenile Older had largely increased snce the 
last report. On August 1 there were eight lemples 
with 472 members— 27-4 boys and 108 girls— as com- 
pared with six Temples, with 313 members, 
returned on May 1. Through the earnest endeavours 
of the adult members at St. Auftell, a Temple had been 
instituted there, which promised to he a great success. 
The other new Temple had been instituted at Liskeard. 
The number of honorary members had increased by 24. 
The W D S. (Bro. W. H. Husband), reported that there 
had been a small increase in the membership during the 
(iiiartcr. The Executive decided to offer prizes for essays 
tor the Grand Lodge competition on " How the Order 
might best promote prohibition of the liquor tratfac. A 
vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. Kirlon and those 
members of Parliament who hart so success fully promoted 
the Cornish Sunday Closing Bill in the House of Coin- 
luons. Liskeald was selected as the next place of meet- 
ing. A public meeting was held in the evening, when 
several addresses were delivered and Temperance melodies 

discussed by members and visitors.-October 7. First 
anniversary celebrated by a tea and social B^tMring. 
Chairman, Bro. E. Piercy, ably supported by a good 

lodge news should he sent as early as possible, and 
cannot be received after Tuesday morning for insertion 
In the following Issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tuesday night, from whloli reports can be taUen up to 
10 a.m. on Wednesday. 

IVie "News of the Lodges" should constitute a public 
record of the important events in connection with 
ordinary Lodge Sessions, Public Meetings, Anni- 
versaries, d-c, «i coniiection tm(/t the Order. 
It shojdd refer, not to matters of mere local interest 
or to the evcrij-dmj occurrences of ordinary Lodge 
Sessions, but to such matters r« are of national 
importance, interesting alike to all classes of readers, 
stimulatiiig some, encouraging others, and rejoicing 
all. for this purpose it shoxdd make mention of 
Essays ond Papers read, of competitions in licciting, 
Reading, and Singing, Temperance Bees, Question 
Box, and such like. Jnd, Once A Quabter, Wie 
total number initiated or admitted by c.c, the total 
of membership, ikc, may he given. Singing, Beciting, 
tOc, at ordinary Lodge Sessions should not be 
reported, as the same names of singers, reciters, <Cc. , 
occur week after week, and such news can only be of 
limited local interest. When, however, a Public 
A nniversary, or other Meeting or Demonstration in 
connection with the Order talces place, the jiames 
may be given of the chairman and of those taking 
part, and to save space these should be classified thus : 

Cliairman, . Soiigs by ,Eeeitations by 

ttc, &c. 

Tic gladly nrlcime ctmtributionti of Lodge Ncjvs, or 
o'kcr matter suitable for insertion, but thcij vuat be 
oil. separate /shirts, WKITTEN ON ONE SIDE ONLY of 
the paper, and duly authenticated mth the name and 
address of tlie mnter. 

ipoke a tew 
friends gave 
Bethnal G 
session after 
presented tl 

MoxilOUTllsHiliE.— Workmen's Institute, Monmouth. 
October 'J. Bro W. H. Brown, D.C.T., presided. Good 
attendance of Kepresentatives. The D.C.T. reported 
that in many parts of the district much energy and zeal 
had been put forth to bring the District Lodge to a more 
satisfactory pesition, by working up every portion of the 
county to multiply the Lodges. He also notihed to the 
D.L. that our respected borough member, Mr. i.. U. Car- 
butt, M.P., was about to introduce a Bill for Sunday 
Closing of public-bouses in Monmouthshire as soon as 
possible after Christmas. The D.L. resolved to support 
him firmly. The report of the W.D.Sec, Bro. C M. 
(Juain, shewed an increase of 4.o members. That of the 
D S.J.T. also gave eigiis of increased interest in this 
branch of the Order, and the reports of the 
whole of the V.D,'3 were very hopeful. A 
letter from Bro. D. Long, D.B.D., was read, 
and a resolution was adopted to the effect that a 
written testimonial be drawn up and sent to this hrother, 
setting forth the excellent work done by him and bister 
Long whilst in the district, and wishing them prosperity 
where they had gone (Somersetshire). Bro. J. 
Burris was elected D.E.D; for the remainder of 
the year. A resolution, sympathising vi-ith our 
loved (i.W.C.T. in his continued painful illness, 
was adopted. A telegram from the East Devon 
D ij in session at Torquay expressing fr,aternal greetings, 
was reciprocated. The D.C.T. read and explained a 
letter on the Negro Mission Fund. A resolution was 
at this stage unanimousely also arrived at, expressing 
confidence in our D.C.T., in reference to the steps taken 
in the matter of the Lodges in this county working under 
the E.G.L. of Wales, and to confirm our resolve to con- 
tinue the agitation until the said Lodges are restored. 
Place of annual meeting Mewport. A publ.c meeting 
was held in the evening addressed by Bros. Brown anc 
Southwood, and Sister E. Webb, D.\ .T.. and presided 
oyer by Bro, C. JM. (,iu»in, D. Sec. and was a great 

Camberwell New Road. — " William Twcedie.'' 
October 4. One admitted by c.c. Five initiated. 
Songs by Sisters Pickett, Willey, and Martin. Kecita- 
tions by Sisters Reid, and Mayo.— October 3. Twenty- 
five members visited and entertained Peckhain Dewdrop 

Long ."Vcre.- "Whitefield." October G, Sisters' sur- 
prise night. Three antimacassars presented to the Lodge, 
and colfee and cake provided. Three admitted on 
c.c. Oneiuitinted. Seventy-seven present. 

Kennington. — "Prudential." September 24. lera- 
1 perance sermon by Bro. W. Mildoii ; text, Eccles. vi. 
lat verse. Good attendance of members.— Septembfr 27. 
Tea and public meeting, very successful. Bro. H. Davis 
presided. Addresses l,y IJro. Kev. Ives, from Stratford, 
Mr Green, Mr. .1. Crump, Bro. Ilev. .1. Aston, D.C., 

id Bro. W. Jlildon. Sister Cussell recited. Bro. 
„avissaug, and several olthe Blue Ribbon hymns were 
sung during the evening. ,„,,.„• i 

Marylebone.—" John Clifford." October 0. Service of 
son", "Eva," illustrated with dissolving views by Bro. D. 
J Hammant. Reader, Mr. H. Sampson ; accompanist, 
Sister A. Maraon. Hall well tilled. Du-jng the evening 
the views of " HowlJane Conquest Rang the Bell" were 
shewn, while Bro. Hammant recited that poem. Pleas- 

'"clominercial Road.— " Pride ol St. George's." Sep 
tember 27. Successful pound night— October 4. Ex- 
perimental lecture by Bro. Raines, G.L.L., on Good 
Food and Bad Cooks." Public admitted at nine 
o'clock ; hall full. , , „ , ,. 

St. George's.-'- Germania." Oolober .). PuWi= Entertained by Hope of EatcliH i einple. 
Singing by the choir. Conducted by Bro. C. Francis ; 
addresses explanatory of the Order and its advantages 
by Bros. Epestein, S.D., and Eettnar, in German. 

Islington.— "Henry Ansell." September 25. Open 
night. Public invited. Excellent entertainment by 
members and visitors. Bro. Goddard, W.C.T., presided, 
supported by Bros. Malcolm, Fenn, Shiner, Wilderspiu, 
and Hi Ansell. Sister Cave was also present, and met 
with a very warm and hearty reception. A selection of 
popular airs by sL.D. on organ accordian. Enjoyable 
evening.— OctDber 2. Good and profitable session, well 
attended by members and friends. Two admitted, and 
otliors proposed. Sister Webber read a paper, subject' 
"Tnlra ifo nwnu fbp Rhone ." Snecial vote of thanks ■ 

ttee, about 100 present. Bro. EngliBll 
nds for the Good of the Order. Nine 
their names for membership. 

"Victoria Park." October 7. lirst 

at Morley Hall. Six initiated .ind nine 
themselves who were initiated during the 
Presentation to Bro. Westwood and Sister M. 
\ Elson on their recent marriage, by Bro. J. W. Fisk, 
i.L.L., on behalf of the members of a very handsomS 
ikeletoA time-piece, as a mark of respect and esteem 
Bro. and Sister Westwood suitably responded. A song 
by Sister Tillett. Very pleasant session. About 150 

''Ratcrae.-"Pi!JeofRalclilf." Octi.ber .5. Visit of 

Rock Lodge. A large "™''" P/ftjV T 0?a 
recitations, and a few remarks by the W.C.I, tmo 

Bennondsey Square.-" Golden Stream." Septem- 
ber 28 Official visit to Victory Lo Ige. Plewant evening. 
—October 4. Interesting session. Three initiated. Songs 
and recitations by Bros. Brooking, I'ennor, Manser, 
Sisters Whitehead and Vincent. , „„ „ , , 

Peckham.— " Peckham." September 29. SucCMsfuI 
Dublic entertainment, conducted by Bro. E. C. King, 
\V Sec —October C. Pound night. Songs, recitatloM, 
and parlour games, &c. Enjoyable evening. 

Chelsea -'' Groivenor. " October 6. Officered and 
entertained by the Marg.^rot McCurrey Lodge. Bro. 
Welfare W C.T. Songs and recitations by bister Jiyres, 
Bros. i3iuden^ Eyres, Waite, Gr.en, and Bro. Welfare. 

°Edgwire Roa"d.-" West London Pioneer " October 5 
Officered by commissioned officers and visit of the V.D. 
Interesting discussion upon the Tricolour and Blue Rib- 
bons vlrted by a Yorkshire brother who delivered a 
welcome address, and promised a paper during the coming 
quarter Number of members about 180 ; average attend- 
ance 80;' initiations every sessiin; Lodge in good condition. 
Chiswiok.-"Chi3wick." A splendid balloting box pre- 
sented to the lodge by a brother; thanks accorded. 
Bro Mann gave an account of his visit to Devonshire. 
Bro' King also gave au address ; several songs and reci- 
tations were rendered. Lodge increasing. Full arrange- 
ments are being made to enlarge present Lodge-room, or 
obtain a larger one. -October 7. Satisfactory public 
meeting; four or five gave in their names for member- 
ship. Twenty-five or 30 of the members wear the G. 1 

Bloomabury.- "Pride of Soho.' October 7. Large 
gathering of members and visitors. Fraternal visit of 
Stamford Lodge. Excellent entertainment by visitors 
Short address .TOd song by Bro. J. Howell., W.D.A.S 
Military District. ., r, . i n ti,« 

Bloomsbury.-" Banner of Peace.' October 9. The 
brotheis presented a dozen second degree rogalia to the 
Lodge as a surprise to the sisters. 

Old Kent Road.—'- Metropolitan." October 'i. Officered 
and entertained by the New Cross Excelsior Lodge. 
Sister Pittman, W.C.T. ; songs and recitations by bister 
Pittman, Parker, and AUright, and Bro. Greenslade a 
song, Very pleasant evening. Good attendance ; two 
initiated. ^ 

Islington.- 'Henry Ansell." Eleventh nnnivcreary, 
at Wellington Hall, Upper-street. Caterer, Lro. Kiggs, 
of Buckhurst Hill. The L.D., Bro. H. Ansell, presided 
.at the meeting after tea, and gave a brief but earnest 
address. Bio. Goddard, W.C.T., read the report, which 
shewed that good work had been done during the fast 

year and ihat the Lodge was in an healthy condition, 
both numerically and financially. The speakers for the 
evening were Mr. S. Hawley, Mr. S. InsuU and the Kev. 
Philip Guest ; great success. ,, , „ „, , - 

Lavender Hill.— " Shaftesbury Park." October 5. 
Public entertainment by Shaftesbury Park Band of Hope, 
conducted by Mr. Tidbury : crowded house. Address by 
Bro. Austin.— October 8. The annual sermon, 
preached by Rev. W. Scape, in the Primitive Chivpel, 
Grayshot-road, Shaftesbury Park. Text, verses 3b and 37 
of the 10th St. Luke. The very able discourse was listened 
to by a large congregation. The choir sang several pieces 
specially selected. Collection for the London Temperance 
Hospital and Goad Templar Orphanage. 

CllOrS prO^JOSOU. UIOICI ,, ..uuc. ic«... « f«i.y, ./--j 

Take ye away the stone." Special vote of thanks ac- 

wded for the same. _ 

Tottenham.-" Holdfast. " Octobers. Visit of Loyal 

Alexandra's Pride. Bro. Mc Ilvroy, W.C.T. Songs, 

readings, &c., were given by Sisters A. Cook, A. and E. 

Bros. Everest, Elms, Drayton, W. Ashton.and 

others. "Very pleasant evening. 15ro. Kurd, V.D., 

also present. 

Leicester Square.-" Orange Branch." October fl. 
Impromptu speaking. Bro. Marshall elected S.J.T. 
Orange Blossom. Bro. Aldridge, Assistant Superinten- 
dent. Good session. 

Oxford Street.—" Cambridge." Three initiated ; more 
for next session. Singing competition. The winner of 
the brothers' prize wiw Bro. H. Gray, and that of the 
sisters, Sister Pryse. Very interesting contest. Lodge 

High Holborn.—" Lincoln and Garfield." September 
30. Question box. Number of very interestini; questions 

AccniNUTON.— "Starof Accrington." Octobers. First 
session after the close of the Blue Ribbon Mission, and 
first night in the new and commodious Lodge-iroom. 
The members mustered in goodly numbers. Bro. Evan 
Fowler, D.C.T., presided, and initiated IS, being the 
first instalment of the 45 proposed. Fired with the 
mission spirit the members are arranging to hold out door 
meetings and hope to start another Lodge. 

Ebistoi..—" Morning Star." October 0. Drawing- 
room entertainment ; between 70 and 80 present. Con- 
cert of about 40 minutes' duration. The following took 
part : Messrs. Norfolk and Kentish ; Misses J. Owen, 
and Whimpenny, and Mrs. Norfolk, Pianoforte duets 
by Miss and Master Flint ; overtures and accompani- 
ments by Misses Whimpenny and Owen. A thoroughly 
enjoyable evening. 

DuvoSPOCT.- " Hope of Ford. October 4. Public 
meeting. The following brothers and sisters entertained 
with readings, singing, and recitations : — Bros. James, 
Svmons, Smith, Howard, Bolt, and Symons ; Sisters 
Farr, Symous, and Johns. Bro. Witheridge, W.D.C., 
presided. A good meeting. One gave in his name to 
join the Lodge. 

King's Lynn.—" Excelsior." October 3. ' Very good 
session. Second degree conferred upon two members. 
Solos by Bro. Wiukfield and Sister Shinkfiekl. Reading, 
Sister Porteus. Speeches by Sister Wiukfield, Bros. 
Goodson .and Hammond. A letter of sympathy to be 
sent to Bro. Kirkland on the loss of his wife. 

Shkffieli). — "Bethel." October n. Ninth anniver- 
sary tea ; about -50 members and friends sat down. After- 

OCTOBBE 16, 1882. 


wards a public entertainment w.\3 given of gintrs, 
readings, and recitations. Solos on pianoforte and con- 
certina. Bro.J.Mirfin.W.C.T., presided. Short but 
pithy addresijs by Bros. Ssamin and Squires. Bro. 
W. J. Woollen, W.S., read the annual report, which 
shewed the Lodge to be in a most fiourishinn c.mdition, 
liaving during; the past year nearly doubled its member- 
ship, and every prospect of doing a good work in tlie 
future. About 120 to the entertainment ; several gave 
in their names to join the Lodge. Koom decorated 
with choice iilants and bouquets Bro. J. C. Auty ably 

S resided at the piano. A special session of the Lodge 
eld, and several carididates initiated. 
D.^BLlxciTON.—" Connecting Link." September 27. 
Visit of Invincible Lodge. Entertainment of sonpts, 
&c. Bro. Erasley, the Invincible poet, gave an original 
reading. Bro. J. B. Franklin also recited an original 

Hull.— "Hull." October."). Visit of the White Ro-e 
of Beverley, The military brethren oScered the Lnrlge ; 
three initiated ; programme of .songs &c. Bros. Iverny 
and Smith spoke of their experience in India, and urged 
upon the young soldiers who had just joined the Order 
io be true to their obligation. Some of them would 
proceed to Ireland in the morning to join their regiment, 
and very possibly ere long be drafted off to India. Greet- 
ings ol the Hull Lodge were sent to the Flying Star by 
these brethren. ' 

Grijisbv.— "Mount Zion. " October 0. Eleventh 
anniversary celebrated by a public tea,wheii 70 sat down 
Concert followed consisting of glee^, songs, ar.d choruses 
rendered by a portion of the .Juvenile Blue Ribbon 
Army, assisted by friend.s <.f the Order: comluctor, 
Bro. W. Cutler ; harmonium, Bro. Hillman ; chairman, 
lire. Counciller G. S. Dobson ; songs bv Miss Eougliton. 
Miss Humphrey, Miss Doughty, Miss Davy, Mrs. 
Kirton, Bro. Hillman, Mr. Moss ; recitation by Miss 
Whithers ; Mr. Mos. and Bro. Cutler ; dialogue 
liy Sister Wcstin and Miss Withers ; pianoforte solo by 
Mr. Moss and Miiis Sunderland ; address by Bro. Rev. 
W. Mainprise, D.Ch. A supper terminated the pro- 

LiVBKl'OOL.— "Arkwright." October 0. Brothers' 
entertainment. Lodge-room elegantly decorated with 
plants, &c. Miscellaneous entertainment of songs and 
trios, recitations, *;c. During the first part of the enter- 
tainment Bro. J. L. Bell, L.D., made the followinii pre- 
sentations on behalf of the memberi of the entertain- 
ment committee in connection witli thisLodge :— To Bro. 
Henry Hughes, conductor, an illuminated address, toge- 
ther with an ivory b.lton mounted in gold, and to Bro. 
Win. Davies, organist, a beautifully bound volume of 
Moore's Irish melodies, together with a suitable address. 
Sister A.M. Green, P.D.S.J.T., Bro.Bebington.D.C.T., 
and Bro. Morris Jones gave short addresses on the work 
the entertainment eociety Inid been doing. Ovtr 

WOBCGSTEB.— "Sabrina." October 5. Tenth anni 
sary celebrated by public tea and entertainment. About 
45 to tea and a good attendance afterwards. Chairman, 
Bro. Tliomas Watkins (-17 years a teetotaler). Addresses 
by Bros. J. D. Clark, V.D., J. Hooper, L.D., and Mr 
.1. Lockhart. Recitations by Bros T. Watkins, \V A 
Dickinson, Williams, jun., and Sisters Atkinson; duet 
by Sisters Constance and Pearce ; dialogue by Sisters 
Hooper ; songs hy Bros. R. M. Curtis (Malvern), and 
Hanbury, and Mr. J. Painting. Capital meeting. 

HmiDEKsKTia.u.— "Pjogrossion." October 3. Visit 
from Bro. Nelson Jones, of the Joseph Malins Lodge, 
Crewe, West Cheshir.;, who gave an excellent speech. 
Snugs and readings were given by the members. Very 
pleasant and instructive evening. 

CoLVTON.— "Sturdy." September 23. Lodge very ably 
entertained by juveniles from Sturdy Temple, witli sink- 
ing recitations, &c. September 23.— Return visit to 
Stedafast Lodge, Chard. evening. October 3. 
—Public coffee supper ; lli members and friends 
sat down ; tables nicely laid out with flowers. 
&o. Speeches by Bro. A. B. Myers, J.D., Bro. 
Hole, D.S.J.T., Bro. B. C. Bridger, L.D., Bro. R. N, 
Richards, L.D. Bro. Kev. C. 70. Boughton, W.C.T.,' 
D.C., presided ; four to initiate next session, result of 

CoLCHESTcn.— "First Essex." September 20. Open 
session; a lecture by Bro. Potter, of Halstead, on 
"Phrenology." Very interesting. Bro. Eccles, W.C.T, 
presided, and along with Bros. Harris, Frazgr, and 
Sister Kohn, submitted his cranium for public exami- 

Stose.—" Faith and Hope." Octobers. Sixty-seven 
members paid a visit to Calm Retreat Lodge, Stoke- 
on-Trent, and gave an excellent entertainment. Bro 
Whittaker, P. W.C.T., presided ; enjoyable evening.— 
October 4. One hundred and forty members partook of 
tea in the Lodge-room, after which an entertainment w,as 
ffiven. Bro. G. J. Lee, L.D., presided, and presented, on 
behalf of the members, a beautiful electro biscuit box 
and two handsome volumes of poems to Bro. A. C. Wool- 
ley on his leaving Stone for l.ongton. Over 20 friends 
Rave in their names for initiation. 

TOTSES.—" Dart Vale." Octobers. Business session, 
best held for a long time ; one initiated, one proposed. A 
resolution of sympathy passed to Bros. W. L. Bate, .T. C 
Bate, and Sister Bate, on hearin,- that Bro. W. H. Bate' 
formerly a member of tliii Lodge and P.G.W.Sec. of 
the Grand Lodge of the Mediterranean, had been danger- 
ously wounded in the recent fire and explosion at Cairo 
Station, Egypt. 

DCI1B.4M.— "Isaac Love." October .•!. Open session. 
Bro. J. Bones, presidii'g. An excellent entertainment 
given by Shlncliffe Juvenile Temple, and " Shamns 
O'Brjen," by Bro. Straughan, W.C.T. Hall packed. 
Special session, at which Mr. W. Crawford, secretary 
Durham Miners' Association, was initiated. Makin- 
members every week. '^ 

Devontokt.-" James Teare." October 9. Pound 
night and visit of, " Temple of Peace " Lodge. Enjoyable 

BlRMlKGH.lM,— "Sparkbrook.' October 9. Coffee 

supper and social entertainment ; upwards of 64 present, 
Bro. Dawes presided, and Sister H. E. Young, 
P.G.S.LT., presided at the harmomium. S )ng8 ren- 
dered by Bros. Salt, Dawes Qointoii, and Cole, Sisters 
Cole, Severn, and Jarvis. Social games. Lodge doing 
well and increasing. 

WOOLSTON (near Southampton).— October 9. Two can- 
didates proposed for membership. Two members from admittec! on c,c. Bro. W. Flower, 
V.D., paidan official visit and presided. [The name of 
the Lodge',not sent.] 

Sl'ExsrMOOR.- "Triumph of Hope." October 4. One 
initiated. Two re-obligated. Representatives to Xorth 
of England Temperance Conference League presented a 
very interesting report. Library re-opened. Reading, 
Bro. G. R. Dawson. Recitation, Bro. Ellis. 

Aldebshot.— "Aldersbot." October 2. Tea and 
public meeting. Choruses by an efficient choir, under 
thedirectioncf Bro. Milton. Solos by Sisters Hughes, 
R. Hughes, E, Braik, and Bro, Milton. Duetts by 
Sister Braik and Bro. R. Milton, and llrcs. Ecclestoue 
and Milton. Two recitations by Sister Braik. Speeches 
by Bros. W. Alden, Hopgood, and Jones. Pleasant and 
prjfitable evening. Lodge commencing to work in 

Exeter.— " Hope of Exeter." Octobers. Officered 
by the ".Abram Garfield " Lodge, and pound night ; 
enjoyable evening. Bro. Hern, L.E.D., .acted aa auc- 
tioneer. One initiated. 

Si!E1.-i.-ip:ld.— "Emblem of Charity." September 2i!. 
Five initiated ; result of the new mission. Anticipa- 
tions of further accessions as members are resolved to 
keep a sharp lookout. 

Oi.Dnu.<ir.—" Messiah." October 2, Excellent enter, 
tainmcnt of songs, readings, and recitations, and instru- 
mental solos. Good attendance. —October 4. Cofi'ee 
supper and entertainment. Bro. Payne collected 10s. 
for Orphanage. Lodge doing good work. 

Whitep.vrish.- "Dewdrop."Scptember20. Social tea; 
all former members of the Lodge were invited free 
of charge ; several accepted the invitation. After tea 
were entertained by singing (chiefly by sisters), and 
earnestly exhorted to rejoin the Lodge, by Bro. C. 
Feltham, L.D.;J. Alford, .sen,, P, W.C.T., and C. 
Champion, W.F.S.— 27. Lidire oHicered and enter- 
tained by members of the .A.rk of Sarum Lodge. One (a 
former member of the Lodge) initiated. 


BELf.isr.- "John Pyper." September 12. Good 
sessifui. Initiations. Addre-ss by Bro. John Pvper. 
D.C.T. ' 

L,\nNE. — September 17. Temperance sermon in Inde- 
pendent Church by Bro. John Pyper, P.G. W.C.T.— "W. F. Lawlor." September 18. Large 
attendance. Several initiated. Addresses by Bros. J. 
Pyper, D.C.T., .and R. G. Adams, L.D, 

Newiown.irijs,- "Ebenezer" and "Hope of Down." 
September 19. Lecture in Good Templar Hall hy Bro. 
J. Pyper, P.G. W.C.T. Chairman, Mr. J. A. Brown, 
T.C. Large and attentive audience. 

Bele.\st.— " Anchor." September 21. Fr.aternal 
visit from Wilberforce, whose officers occupied the chairs. 
Address by Bro. J. Pyper, D.C.T. 

Belfast.—" Erin's First." September 22 and 29. 
Good session. Several initiations. Addre-ss by D.C.T. 

Beleast,-" Extreme," September 23. Fraternal 
visit from Bible Temperance, whose officers occupied the 
chairs. Good programmp, including: address by Bro. 
Pyper, D.C.T.— September 30. Very large attendance. 
Nine initiated. Addressby D.CT. 

Ballvhaokamobe.— September 21. Temperance 
sermon in Good Templar Hall by Bro. Pvpor, 
P.G,W.C.T. *' 

Belfast.— "Bible Temperance," October 4. Good 
attendance of members and visitors. Address bv Bro 
J. Pyper, D.CT. 

Beleast, —October (1, Public meeting in Crumlin- 
road Presbyterian Church. Temperance lecture by Bro 
J. Pyper, P.G.W.C.T. Chairman, Rev. D. K. 

! pasti 

Caktlkfi:;.— " Daysnring." Octobi 
ermon by Bro. -John Pyper, P.G, 


sermon _ _ _ _ 

dent Church, of which Bro. R 

Bro. R. Harper, D.C.T,, a deacon, and all the 

teetotalers. Bro. Pyper gave a Bible Tempi 

address in the Sabbath-school. 


Ratcliif. — "Hopeof Ratcliff." October 4. Tea and 
publ'c meeting, about 120 sat down to tea. Public meet- 
ing, chairman, Bro. W. Jones, V,D,, songs by Bro 
Brown, S,J.T., Sisters Hurrell, Byard, and Davidson ; 
recitations. Sisters Sloane, Templing, Bros. Helsdon, 
Smith, Hobbs. Four hundred present, many promised 
to join the Order. 

SouiiIAjirTON,- " Wilberforce, " October 7. First- 
rate entertainment at the St, Luke's Band of Hope, 
Newtown, assisted by the hon, members, including Sister 
Mobbs (Superintendent) and Bro, Flower (V, Superin- 
tendent), and Sister Travers, V,S,.r,T. ,The Rev, Orle- 
bar (curate), M,A,, gave a few encouraging remarks, 

Southampton,— " Dawn of Peace, " October 9. Visit 
of the Wilberforce Temple who entertained with excel- 
lent songs, recitations, readings, and dialogues. Sister E. 
Marshall, D.S.J.T. (Bournemouth), gave a short addreis 
wed by Bros. W. Flower and Light ; selections 
n on the concertina by Bro. Flowers, A.S,J,'r. ; 
pleasant and instructive meeting. 

Compiled bv Bro. Joiix E. Col 


Cricket. — A match was played on Septembers? by 
members of Silent Dow Lod»e '■. Never Too Late, 
under the able captaincy of Bros.Northcote and Davis ; 
The Silent Dew won by eight runs, having scored 
().■>. Cricket over, the friends partook of an excellent 
tea provided by Bro. Bosby, and the evening was 
spent in songs and recitations. 

William Cobbett.— It is said, as an excuse for the 
u-e of spirits, that they Awvi viil tli, <;>lil. L;t a man 
once persuade himself of that, and he will soon find 
iii-it Vaey hiYji off the hmt ! That they drive out the 
heat is very certain ; for in the northern pnrta of 
America, where the cold is so great that people arc 
frequently, and are compelled to have 
their feet or hands cut off, it is a caution always given 
to those who are likely fo b3 exposed to the severity of 
the weather, n<<C tu ilruih uny spilits hrfuiv tknj ij,) 
Dut. And, though I have known many persons frozen 
to death, and a great many more to have their limba 
out off. I hardly recollect a single instance in which 
the suffering party had not taken spirituous liquors 
on his way, or before he went out. 

Isaac D'Israeli. — Ten in wine expose their most 
secret thoughts. 

Thomas Oarlyle.— Here is a thrift of money, it 
you want money I The money sAviug would pay your 
National Debt for you, bridge the < cean for you, wipe 
away your smoky nuisances, your muddy ditto, your 
miscellaneous ditto, and make the f ice of England 
clean again, — and all this 1 reckon as mere ze.-o in 
comparison with Ihe accompanying improvement 
to your poir souls— now dead in trespasses 
and sins, drownei in beer-butts, in gluttonies, 
slaveries, qmckeries ; but re-oalled then to 
blessBd_ life again and the light of Heaven and 
earth, instead of pay-day and Meux and Co.'s Entire. 
Oh my bewildered brothers, what foul infernal 
Circe hig come over you and changed you from men, 
once really rather noble of their kind, into beavers, 
into hogs and asses and beasts of the field or the slum? 
I declare I had rather die. 

John Ruskin.— The encoaragement of drunken- 
ness, for the take of the profit on the sale of drink, is 
certainly one of the most criminal methods of assassi- 
nation for money hitherto adopted by the bravos of 
any age or country. 

Dr. Johnson. — We see every hour those in whom 
the desire of present indulgence overp:)\Ter3 all sense 
of past and all foresight of future misery. 
Samuel Butler.— (Author of '■ Iludibras "J :— 

Law does not put the least restraint 

Upon our freedom, but maintain it ; 

Or if it does, 'tisfor our good. 

To give UB freer lititude ; 

For wholesome laws preserve us free 

By stinting of onr liberty. 


The Freeman, August ll, I8S2,— if a few magis- 
trates may say No to an application for a licence to 
sell, why should not ratepayers be permitted a voica 
and veto ? 

The Eight Hon. Sir WiUiam Vernon Har- 
court Home Secretary, August 12, 1882. Speech 
in the House of Commons. — " The ques- 
tion affecting public-houses is a local question, and 
it ought to be governed by the opinion of the locali- 

Sir J. H. De Villiers, Chief Justice of 
Cape Colony, July 17, It has been my 
experience that more than half the cases 
before the judges and magistrates may be traced 
to the effects of drink. It is a lamentable thing that 
the Legishituro can really do nothing in this matter. 
If inloxication could bo prevented a groat deal 
of crime would be stopped. It has been at- 
templed in Europe and elsewhere, but the Legislatures 
have failed. Private societies have done a great deal 
iu this direction. No doubt some of these societies 
raise a fmile by their many-worded titles and the 
solemnities connected with them, but on the whole 
these societies, and those who endeavour to encourage 
moderation in drink, do a vast deal of good, and I hope 
they will do a great deal more. It is some consolation 
to think that though in former times the 
higher classes indulged rather freely, it has latterly 
become less, in consequence of the spread of educa- 
tion, and it is to be .hoped that a similar cause may 
have a similar effect on the lower cla-sses, I am certain 
that a diminution of drunkenness means a diminution 
of crime throughout the world. 

Justice Denman, August, 1882.— I don't know, 
in enfoiciug the considerations which are placed be- 
fore the judges as a part of iheir duty in the pro- 
clamation against vice and immorality which has just 
been read, that any jud^re can- better discharge his 
doty than by again and again calling the attention of 
the gentry of the county, as well as inhabitants gene- 
rally, to this fact, that the great bulk, I might almost 
say the whole, of the offences of violence which take 
place in the counties of this land are directly ascrih- 
able to the habit of drinking to excess. 


OCTOBEE 16, 1882. 

i fi;o;3itttiE.W' 

Cr.W.C.T.— Joseph Malins, 1 Grand Lodge Offioos 
G.W.Co.— D. Y, Scott, ^ 18, Congrevo Street, 

G.W.Seo. — James J. Woods, ) Birmingham. 
G.S.J.T.— S. R. ROLFE, 45, Paulet-rd,, Camberwell, S.E. 

Natal Distkict. 
D.C.T.— James Rae, Matket-place, Reading. 
W.D.S.— Capt. W. H. Phipps, 2.5, Leo-park, Lee, S.E. 
D.S.J.T. — J. Bhtlee, 39, Prince Qeorge-3trcet,Port90» 

MiLiTAKT District. 
D.C.T.— Henky Robertson, 1 3, Elizabeth-cottages 
D.S.J.T.— Mrs.A.ROBEBTSON, ) Shooters Hill, S.E. 
W.D.Sec— P. Hawthobn, 10, Whitehall-pi., London. 


Victory..! Hadley' Kcnt,M. G. H. Graham 

Jas. J. Woods, (Hon.) G.W.Sec. 
G.L, Offices, 

Congreve-street, Birmingham. 


D.SJ.T.'s Reports for quarter ending August 1 
have been received as follow :— October 0, W. Somer- 
set : October 7, N. Durham ; October 10, Oxford; 
Lincoln ; E. Cumberland ; Isle of Wight. 

Pride of tiie Village Mount Charles E. Cornwall 
Hope of Horsham Horsbam Rushcx 

Excelsior Barrow-in-Furness N. Lancashire 

Path of Safety Runcorn S.W.Lancashire 

Samuel R. Rolee, G.S.J.T. 
4,"), Paulet-road, London, S.E. 


A special scesion of the G.L. of England will be held 
on Monrtaj, October 30, 1882, in St. George's Hali, 
Liverpool, for the purpose of conferring the G.L. 
Degree upon candidates qualified in accordance with 
the regulations given below. The Credential Com- 
mittee will sit from i ton o'clock, and the Degree will 
be conferred at o p.m. Members ah-eadyin possession 
of the G.L. Degree will not need Credentials, but can 
work their way to seats by means of the unwritten 
work. Members must be provided with regalia. 

Qualifications of Grand Lodge Degree.— (a) 
Past and Acting Deputies of the G.W.C.T. (_b) Past 
and Acting Superintendents of Juvenile Templars. 
((•) All Third Degree membeis who have completed 
three terms as elective officers of Sub-Lodge or Degree 
Temple, (d) Members of three years' Third Degree 
standing. Candidates must, however, be District Lodge 
members, unless they are ordinary members of foreign; 
military, or naval Lodges ; or .ire seamen or soldiers ; 
but in all cases they must bo Third Degree members. 
■ Only such of these as are members of District Lod^ 
and have not forfeited their Degree?, or their qualify- 
ing titles, by expulsion, withdrawal from the Order, or 
violation of pledge, are eligible for entry. 

A parcel of twelve Gospel Temperance Hymn 
Books, for use in the Subordinate Lodge, will be sent 
to any Lodge Deputy making formal application for 
the same. 

A supply of these books has been sent to the District 
Secretaries applying on behalf of their respective 
Lodges, the names and numbers being as follow . — 

IsLK O*' Wight.— Lodge Ncs.:— 203, 217, 3ai, 722, 
S3I1, 879, 1,005, 2,006, 2,3,5G, 2,387, 3,473, 352G. 

YOBKS, S.W.— No3.: 170,233,250, 203,207,653,587, 
1.032, ],089, 1,133, 1.10.% 1,244, 1,240, 1,297, 1,315, 
1,419,1,438,1,549, 1,671, 1,778,1,833,1,830, 1,899,1,909, 
2,093, 2,108, 2.172, 2,338, 2,340, 2,458, 2,315, 2,583, 2,679, 
2,761, 2,703, 2,775, 2,897, 2,013, 2,953, 2,902, 3,133, 3,280, 

DUBHAM, S.— Nos. 299, 420, 937, 1580, 2328, 2493, 
2790, 3012, 3072, 3203, 3348, 3170. 

Statistical return forms, passwords, .^c, for Novem- 
ber quarter are being seut to all District Secretaries 
whose returns and tax are to hand for the quarter 
ending August 1. 

Tax. for quarter ending August 1, received during 
the week : — 


Oct. 17.— Isle of Wight Newport. 

,, 24.— Wiltshire Swindon. 

„ 25.— Yorks., E Pooklington. 

„ 31.— Yorks., Cleveland South Bank. 

Nov. 4. — Lancashire, S.E Bolton. 

,, 18.— Kent, W Woolwich. 

,, 20. — Dorset Wimborne 

,, 20.— Gloucester, W David Thomas' Memo- 
rial School, Bishopston , 

,, 20.— Northampton, S Kingsthorpe. 

,, 20.— Salop Oswe-itry. 

,, 20. — Worcester Oldbury. 

„ 27.— Cheshire, E. & M. ... Sandbach. 

,, 27.— Durham, N Gateshead. 

,, 27.— Warwick St. Saviour's .School, 

Farm-street, Hockley, 

„ 28.— Hampshire, S Lymington. 

„ —Somerset, E Pill, near Bristol. 

Dec. 9. -Surrey, E. and M. ... Victoria H.all, Friars- 
St., Blackfriars, .S.E. 
Dec. 12.— Durham, S Howden-le-Wear. 

Corrections and additions should be sent to G.W.C.T., 
G.L. Otfice, CoUKreve-street, Birmingham. 


ii 8. d. 
o 17 9 

Oct. 1,— Devon, E. ... 

4.— Suesex 

7. — Northumberlanil 

'J.— Hante, N. ... 

0.— Kent, W. ... 

;i. — Northampton. N. 
10— B rk8 

10.— Notts 

10.— Surrey, E. and M. 
10. — Lancashire, S.E. 



Safosiiartl Longficld.... Kcut, W K. D.Diivies 

Alkof Safety... Rotherham ... Yorks, S.W. .. J. Hampshire 

Euiinaimcl Putuey .-.. Surrey, K.&M. F.W.iJimblobj 

Hopcot Slioreham Sborehftm ... Ruesox C. F. Ilalfner 

PridcofCambornc Camborne ... Cornwall, W. J. E. Grften 

FlowcrofHuU Hull Yorks., K F. Oliver 

Chippinp Norton Chip. Norton Oxou J. S. Vorlcy 

Lord Nelson ... Manchester... Lanco.-!., S.E. T. Bowley 

Sliftrof BebingtonH. Bobingtou Chcsliiro, W.... — — 



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Year „ 6s. Od. „ Ida. Od. 

Subscriptions may commence at any date nnd mu'it be pre-paid. 
Post Office Orders payable ta Johm Kempsfer, at "Ludpate- 
circiia" Office. 

Correapfindentj» should always stnte on what night the Lodge 
meets, Wben no hour is station the Lodge meets at 8 p.m. 

Ark of Safety. St. John's Pch., Waddmg-st., Walworth. Jnv. Tern. 6 
BannorofPeace.Indu'^trinl Kx, . Clark's Bg8,.Brofid-3t.,Bloomshry.8. 15 
BelffraTe. Pimlico Ilnonm, Warwick-st., Timlico. P.W. 
Otv of London. Atderscate Schools, 181, AldersEflte-?<t.. E.C. 
Chiswick. Mission RoOin.Fi-a-ior-st., Dcvon3hire-rd..Chiiwick. 7.30 
Eastern Star. School, Spopding's Garden.s, Lower North-st.. Poplar 
Jlenry Ansell. .Temp. Hall, Cburch-pa'waKe. Crnss-atreet. Islington 

, Kpi 

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Vulcan. 1l'iiiiilt:iih;u liml. Ci u^s-^l i i'l-1, Ulackfnars-road 

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Finchley Excelsior. lYira. Mcth. Chapel. East End, Finchley 

Jubez Bums. Lecture Hallj Church-street, EJ^Vf are-road. 
Marlborough, Cliapel Scli.-rra., Marlbro'-sq., College-st., Chelsea 
Peel. 32, 8t. .JohnVlane, Clcrkenwell 

Star of Sydenham. Uible Chrstn. School, Wastdale-road, Forest Hill 
Star of Sydenham. Juvenile Temple do. do. do. 7 

Stratford Excelsior. Temperance Hall, Martin-street, Stratford, E. 
Temple. National Temperance Leatruo Lecture Hall, 337, Strand 

British Queen. CofTec Tavern, MiKh-street, Kcnsinplon 
Crown of Snrrcy. Welcome Hall, Wcstow-strcet, Upper Norwood, 
Crystal Fountain. Temperance Hall, Church-walk, Richmond, 
G. W. McCree. 25, Castle-street, Oxford-street 
Golden Stream. Horns Institute, Bcrmondsey-sqnare, S.E. 8.15 
Harriucav. Baptist Chapel, Park-road, Crouch End. N. 
Hope of Norhlton. Prim. Meth. Chap. Victoria-rd., Norbiton 
Jehovah Jireh. Lockhart's Cocoa-rma.,161. Wcstmiuster Bridge-rd 
King's Messenger. St. (leorge's Sch., Silver-st , Notting-hill-eato 
Margaret JlcCunev. Sydney Hall, Leadcr-street, ChclBca. 

West End of London. Workmen's Hall, 12, Bell-st.. Edgware-i 
William Tweedie. School-room, Charles-st., Camberwell New-road 

Alert. WnrkineMcn's Club. Green-walk, Berniondsey. 
Albert. 47, Institute, Wilkin-street, Kentish Town, N.W. 

_ _,cral Garfield. Paradise-'nud School, Claph; 
Grcsham. Cotlee l[;ill. 3iil , rMl,ll,:i.liniu--l:inf, Bri 

Heart's Content. 6S, Ncnl--ti .ii , i/.,iu- v^ .i. 

JamesMcCnrrey. Ilcilit'i-'l II!!,. ! '.i 

King's Cross ExcelaiiT. H- I ' " 


'■s-rd., Chelsea 
r York Hill. 
:. Old Kent-road 

__ __ _ „ '■> J Temp. 6,45 

PriiVe'orRatcliff. Friends" JIeetin"g Housl.-, Lrook-street, Ratclitf 
Shaliesbury Park. Tynehara Hall,Tj-nehani-road, Elsey-rd. 8.15. 
Tottenham Holdfast. Red Honse, High-road, Tottenham 
Victory. Prim. Meth. Sunday School, Union-road. Rotherhltbe 
West London Pioneer. Temp. Hall. Church-street, Edrtvare-road 

Bedford. Friends' Institute. Wheeler-street, Spitalflelds 
Coverdalc. Edinburgh Castle Coffee Palace, Rhodeswell-road, E. 
Grosvenor. Teetotal Hall. George-street,' Sloane-square, Chelsea 
John Bowen. Alliance Hall, Union-street, Deptford. 
John Banyan. Goat Coffee Tavern, York-rd., Battersea. Jav. T. 6.30. 
John Clifford. Dauniless Hall, Lis-;on-grove. 8,15 
Lon? Acre, "Tfliitetiold. Lecture Hall, Wilson-street. 8.30 
Peckham 6. Albert Hall, Albert-road. Peckham Juv. Temple. 6.30. 
South London. Bible School-room, Waterloo-road. 8.1 
AVorkmen's Home. Board School. Langdon-road, Junctiju-road, N. 

Cambridge. St. John's Lecture Hall.Cambridge-st., Golden-sq., W. 
Comer Stone. 93, High-street, Poplar, E, 
George W. Johnson. Trinity Sch., Carlisl 
Lincoln and Garfield. 231, High Holhorii. 
Pride of Soho. Industral Hall. Clarke's Bids., Broad-st., Blonmsbury 
Stockwell's Hope. Stoekwell Institute, Stockwell-road, 8.15 
St. Andrew's. Working Men's Ins., Bolmore-st.,Wandsworth-rd. 7.3 
Victoria Park, T^vig Folly School, Bonner-street, Bethnil-green 

BAVnnRT.— Wood Greer. Temperance Hall. 
EniDFORD.— Alston. White Abbey Coffee Tavern, 7.30 
Briouton.— Carlton Union. Sussox-street Mission Hail. 8.15. 
Canxerbdry.— Day Star. I.O.G.T, Room, G, High-street, 8.15. 
Darlington.— Invincible. North-end Club-rm., Northgate. 7,30. 
Dover.— Loyal Hubert de Burgh. Caroline-place. 7.30 
Exeter.— Perseverance. Oddfellows' Hall, Bampfyldc-street^ 
Epsom. — Home Circle. The Mission-room, Hicrh-street, 
Harborne,- Excelsior. St John's Schools, High-Street 
Lancaster.- County Palatine. Templar's-r loms, Friarspns. 7.30. 
Collegiate^SchooI, Eldon-st.,Upr.lirook-sl 

SrNMNonn.L.— Sunningdalc. Mission Hall. Sunnin-lliU 

[Surrcy).—GoldiWiirlliy, Infant School-room., St, John s. 
WEDNESDAY. _, ^ ^^ 

Aldershot.— Dhll-Khushia. Mrs. Slovold's School, Albert-rd. 7.30 

UNDBR-LTWE.-Ashton'sHope. Tem. HaB, Church-st. 7.15 
BARROw-iN-FrRNESS.— Furness. Temp. Hall. Greengate. 7.30 
BATn.-Cotterell. St. James" Mlss.-rm., Newark-street, Old Bridge 

Lord Clyde. The Cage, liigh-Btreet, Brentford 
CamtiridGe.— Hone of New Town. Boy's Schjol, BimseB-st. H_15 
■Girded Loins. Infants' School-rm.. Tower-st. 8.15. 
Great Yaruocth.— Rnnham, Cong!. Miesion-room, Runliam. 7.30. 
Hebtpord.— Hope of Hertford. Missn.Hftll,Butcherly-gn.,Rai]way-st. 
—Always Active. Lower Union-street Club. 7.30. 
rn.— Life-boat. Tanner-lane Mission-room. 8.16 
Nether. Nether School, Norfolk-street 
Southampton — Phirnix. I.O.G.T. Hall, Ascupart-strcct 

Sfa.— Nil Desperandiim. British School, High-street 
St. LEiiSATtii's-ON-SLA.— St. Leonards. Temp. Hall, NormaH-rd. 8.15 
TnAVMEHE(Eirkenhcad).— GlcamofSimBhine.Miss.Ho,St.Paul"8-rd.7.aO 
TrNBHiDRE Welui.— Never too Late. Wea. Miss.-room., Gds. Stn. 
Wkymuotii.— Caxton, Temperance Hall, Park-atrcet, 7.30. 
\VisBBcn.— Clarkson, Lecture-room, I'uhlio Hall. 8 
WoLVEnnAMPTON.— Guthrie Eximple.S.Mark'B S-r.Darhncton-st 

ALTRiNcnAM. — Crusaders. Islington Arms ColTee House, 
Arpwics.- Faithful nnd True. Co-nperativc Hall, Downing-8t. 7.30 
Bath.- Weston. Gospel Hall, 7.30. 
Bii ' - . _ .. 

Blackpool.— Gleam of Hope. Abirig<lon--t 
Bcrton-on-Trent.— Eqnnl l . i •, Ti Tif,-, Horninglo' 
CANTERBirRr.- Stephen I. . : ' '. '.■.V.nnm 6 Higli-st. 8.15 

Darlington.— Advance < ': m,.. Union-street. (. 

Exeter.- AbraraGanK'!.!,! ... . ' 'urdi-strcnt, Heni'itree. 

FxETER.— Matthew the Mi i 1 i i i > \'vr;tgate Coffee Tavern 

Folkestone.— Love and Uiiilv. Templars' Hall, Tontine-street 
Gravesend.— Star of Gravesend. Public Hall. New-road 
Great VARMorrn.— Bethel. Mariners' Chapel. 7.30 
HorN3Low.~Hope of Hounsloiv. Oddfellows' Hall, High-street 
Liverpool.— Star of PromLse. Free Church Schl.-rm.. Ru9sell-at. 
LEEna.— Nil Desperandum. Wintoun-st. Schoo'-rm. (off North-st.) 
Mancuester.- City. iemp. Hall, Stanley-st., Dale-st., Piccadilly. 
Milton.— Safeguard of Milton. Coffee Tavern. 7 
roRTSMot'Tn.- Templars' Alliance. Victoria-st. Schlrm., Mile End, 
Portland.— Ark of Safetv, Maidenwell. 7.30. 
pENi.Lt:TON.— Hope of Salford. John-st. Hall, John-st., 7.30 p.m. 
Rainham (Kent).— Garden of Kent. Ivj'-street Chapel 
Roour.- Hope of Rngby. Campbell Coffee Tavern 
Sheffield.— Pennington. Friends' Sch.-rm.. Meeting House-lane 
Spalding.— Hand in Hand. Temperance Hall, The Crescent, 8.15 

BiRM TNG ham.— Central. Albert Chambers, Paradise-street. 7.30 
Brighton.— Advance Guard. Congl. Ch. Sch.-rm., Lewes-rd. 
Bristol.— Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-street. 7.45 
Bc-ftT St.Edml'nds.- Star and Crown, Friends' Meeting House 8..30 
Camuhidgk.— Whitefield. Lecture Hall, Wilson-st., Long Acre. 
CuALVET (Slough). -Pride of the Village. Temperance Hall, 7.30. 
Devizes.— John James Foi. Large room Friends' Mtg. House. 7.45 
E.\ETEB.— Abraham Lincoln. D. Si E. Coffee Tav., 101, Fore-st. 
Folkestone.— Safeguard. Templars' Hall, Tontine-street 
Guildford.— Guiiaford. Ward-street Temperance Hall. 8.15 
Hereford.— True to the End. Coffee Palace, New Market-street 
Lynn. — Hope to Prosper. Fore; 

■John Williams. " London-road School-room 
.—Welcome .Cocoa Tree. 7.30 

Hope of St. Bartholomew's, St. Bartholomew's School, 
-street. 7.3U. 

-onm, Pemburv-st. 

! Wells. — Silent Dew, 


111. 7.30 

rARMOCia.— Northgate. North Mission Room, Caistor-road. 7.3i 

BlRMlKGUAM — Sandford JIodcL St. Sa\iniii' >, ir l im -t. 7.45 
B Rl OHTON. — Brightelmsl 

Ivbr. — Ivor Valediction, im.r 7 :!'_» 

Leicester. — Excelsior. Clim,.-- ■■■■■- .- i ...m. 7.30 

MlNCHESTEH.— Tower of IlcriiMi.', I'nNi.Mrifi.^. :!-■', Upper Moss-lanc 
Pltmodtb.— Temple of Peace. Liniougli .Xrms, bcdford-Btreet 
Reading.— The heading. West-street Hall 
Richmond (Yorks).— Richmond Hill. Wrkmn.'s Hall, Newblggen-st 
Sheerness-on-Sea.— Thomas Guthrie. Ebeoezer Sch., Marina To^¥n 
St. LE0S4RD3-0!f-SE4.— Warrior. Genslag Hill, 8,16 


Wetmolith. — Hope of Weymouth. : '. 7,30 

WiNOuESTER.— Itchen Valley. St. Mniin. :■ llai , li.,,li-.-itieet 

BARRow-m-FuRNE39.— Hope of Barr w, Temp. Hill, Greengate. 
Birmingham.- Nil Desperandum. Richardson's Km., farm-st. 7 
Brierlt Hill. — England's Pride. Temperance Room, High-stre 
Ipswich.— Pride of Ipswich. Temperance Hall, High-street 
Ssirlev.— Rosebud. Reading-room, Shiriey, near Croydon. 
Winchester.- Celer ct Audax. St. Maurice Hall, High-st., 7.m. 

Belfast.- Erin's First. Clifton-street Lecture Hall. Friday 
Ddbun.— Crusade. Town Hall, Rath mines-road. Wednesday 
Dublin.— St. Catherine's, School-room, Thomas-conrt. Tuesday. 
Watehford.— Mizpah. Protestant Hall. Thursday. 7.30. 


DoDOLAS.— Primrose) James-street, Market-placej Thursday. 


Grand Lodge of South Anstnlia I.O.G.T. 

R. W. G. Lodge of the World. 

Members of the Order emigrating to South Australia will pleisc 

note the address of the G.W.S.— A. ThomaSt F.C.S., Greaham-strcct, 

Adelaide, S.A. 


Antwiirp. — Britannia. N'>. 1, Mariner's Church and Institute) 

Avenue du Commerce. Wednesday. 7.30 


Hong Kong.— The Hong Kong. A.C., KletcherVbdgs.,Qnoen's-rd. E. 

Singapore. — Star of the East. Nejr Temperance Star. Friday 

Malta.— Knights of St. John, Vittoriosa. Monday. 7. 

TowNsviLLE.— Northern Star, No. 5. Masonic Hall. Monday. 7.30 

Cape Town.— Excelsior. Templar Hall, Wednesday, at 7,30. 
Woodstock (late P.'pcudroop). -Euveka.DutchCh. Sch.-rm. Tues.7.30 

Port of Spain.— Templars' Hall, Brunswick-square. Thursday. 7 

.A.LDERSH0T.- Ry. Bluc F., 32, L 2nd Bde. R. G. Inft.-sch. Tnes. 7.30 
Chatham.- Red ^\Tiite Si Blue. I.O.G.T. Hull, Old Brompron. Sat. 
East Indies,- Strangers' nnc Pilgrims' Lodge, No, 21, 2,li)tli Regt. 
European Infantry Lines, Sitapur. Benuiil. i^Eliu'Iii, 'Mi ]>.m. 
Londonderrt.— Flying Star. S 19. Ist E. Y. \:v-t. \\\.\. T.::(i 
Malta.— Star of Manchester. 2 Btt. Mr. I'.e-t. \ i'-^.i-in ;i. Wed. 7 
Malta tFloriana).—Geneva Cross. Soldiers' c^ Sii!'M-.' II-kh', Wed. 7 
Sheerness.- l-lo.val Oak, I. Bethel Sch.-rm.. Hopr^';i.,MMr.t. ..... n. M.m. 

SuoEBL-RTNEsS.— Hopeof Shoeburvncss. Tho Inst., Dant-st. Mon. 

" "" Ubique J.10.3, Elizbth.-coW., Red Lion-1. Wd 7.30. 


Address, Bditor, GOOD Templars' Watchword 3, Bolt-court, 
Fleet-street, London, EC. 

As our space is limited we can only insert a /em Unei in re- 
feronco to any meeting, and are compelled therefore to eiolnde 
unnecessary details, and umttera of merely localintertit ; names 
should be used sparingly, and written plainly. 

J. W.E.— Hardly worth further notice. 

,1.H.— We coulil have briefly noticed the incident yon 
mentioul at the. time but it seems to us rather late for 
insertion now. 

G.T.— Thanks. The report wag furnished us by the 
conductor. The discrepancies are not aerioua ; only such 
as might be caused by excitement ; but we are glad to 
have the facts from one of your locnl experience, 

.T.E. A.— Thanks. Have triod to meet your views. 

E, E.— Camer( 

s First. W. 23. Sat. 7. 

Will the L.D. or W.S. of the foUowini? Lodges please note that 
their subscription to *' Visitors' G ide" has expired :— 
CfiOYDOx. — Pioneer. 
Notting Hill.— Silver Street 
Maknikctrek. — Hope of Essex 


(From the British Prtss, Jersey.) 

I am but a little thiog, 

Yet little drops make streams ; 
And the radiance of the suu 

Shines brightest through its beams. 
My mission is a great one, 

Although I am so small : 
And my presence oft will keep 

The tempted from a fall. 
It comforts, cheers, and strengthens, 

And nerves him for the fight ; 
And, bravely, he determines 

"To battle for the right." 
I'm bub a strip of " Ribbon," 

A little strip of "Blue"; 
And yet~a badge of honour- 
Worn by the good and true. 
■Worn by the gentle lady. 

And by the noble man ; 
Worn by the young and aged 

Of every class and clan. 
Worn by the broken-hearted — 

Who would have died to save 
A lost ! a preciooa jewel I 

Now in a drunkard's grave. 
Ah ! worn when bitter anguish 

O'erwhelms the bleeding heart; 
When nought on earth can comfort- 
When hopeless tears will start, 
Worn fJint — as a bright beacon — 

The helpless ones to guide, 
And call, from paths of ruin, 

Close to the Saviour's side. 
Worn by the faithful Christian, 

Who fervenfly doth pray, 
That God would crush the demon 

And turn night into day. 
Oh ! wear thou then for n-n- /— 

And prove that thou art true- 
That priceless bond of union, 

"The little strip of 'Blue.' " 
Grcuville. Jersey. l. E. R. 



G.D.M, 1871. 

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Do. District Ludge DOa., CDs., 703,, 80s., lOOs., 

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Second Degree 16s., ISs., 2l3. ,, 

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Juvenile Testple Eegaha. i 

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Depot, and Lodge Recjuisites. 

Banners, Scarves, and Sashes for all 


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30j., 403,, 60a., GOs., to — . Junior do., 2.33.,303 ,40j.,to — . 


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October 1G, 1882. 




...U.I p,„.,r, 

REDUCnoaa ou a series of consecutiTC insertions as follows ;— 
13 inaertlons as 10 ; 26 as 21 ; 52 as 40. As tiese Advertise- 
ments are inserted at specially low rates Remittance most 
accompany Order. 

NAMES FOE BOOKS.— One Hundred Labels, cut and 
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Vy TUBE.— Neatly bonnd in cloth. Suitable lor a present, 
prize, or reward. Price Ss. M.-Jocs Kempsiee Co., 
Bolt-court ,Floet-3treet, London, E.G. 

POPULAR DIALOGUES. &c. — Thousands of 
DialOEfues and Pieces on Temperance and for School? ;20, 
for G Ftamps. 50 for 12.— Woolcock, Printer and Music-seller, 
HrlBton, Coniwall. Catalojjiies free. ^^ 

TIES and others.— To Lot. a Larae Club-room, smtable 
for I O.G.T. LodBO and other meetinss.— Alexandra Coffee Palace, 

BEDROOM for a, respectable younf- man or two 
friends. Terms moderate. Total abstainers only.— 
Bro. Beetou, Lodge Deputy, S, Audover-itreet, Andover-road, 

EAL SILVER new Blue Ribbon Badge 
Brooch. 8d., Post Free, or5s._6d. per dozen.— D. M-lKJ 

Id, Ardeu-street, Kew Brompton, Chatlia 

FOR DISPOSAL.— A capital Coffee and Dining 
House with Ham and Beef trade attached ; li^avin? nudci 
medical orders; trial allowed. Price tl 7.5.— Particulars to A. E., 
Mission Hall, Thornton Ueath Poud. 


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BoxEit, 50, Ecaumont-sruiaro, London. E. 


To afford faoilitiog for ke<?por3 of Trmpkravce Hotels to 
bring their houses under the notice of Good Templars and Tern- 

f'LTanoo friends thvoaghout the counti-y, we have fixed the 
oUowinfiT extremely lew rate for payment. In Advance. 
Three Linos. 21a, per annum. 10a, 6d. per Line beyond. 

BRIDLINGTON.— OxTOBT's Temperance HoTEt.. Medway 
Green. Heard and lodging.^, with every comfort and ace 
modation for Tomperauce peoplo. Three minutes' walk /> 
the. sta.ii(yn. 

HULL-— Hatler's Family and Commercial Tem 
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from the Roy;d Institution), Hull.— GOT Hatlrr, Proprietor. 
I LFRACOM BE.— The Only Temperance HoTEL,l,BelpTave 
terrace. Two miiiutc*' from Fea and Capstone Parade. Well- 
funiished. and m06t comfortable. Charges moderate.— W. R. 
Foster, Propricto 

G.L. Executive. Close to Euston, St.Pancras and King's Cross Rys 
LONDON— Eaton'3 Temperance Hotel, 32, Millman- 
Btreet, uedford-row, Holborn. Beds from l9. 6d. ; Plain Break- 
last or Tea. Is. Sd. Central, open, quiet, and clean. 

breakfast or tea, lOd.; nochargo for attendance. EstablisUed 1S59. 

LONDON —Good accommoijatiou for visitors on moderate 
terms. Private. Close to Hydo Park, and convenient to all 
parts.— 10, Raphael-street, Knitrhtah ridge, S.W. G. P. Stall- 
wood, D.G.W.C.T. 

MANCHESTER— Tcrner'3 Commercial Hotel, Halli- 
well-street. Corporation-street, close to Victoria Station. 
Modorato ohargos, every honia comfort, dining, smoking, and 

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during akin disorders, that have plagued the sufferera for years, 
however deeply rooted they may be, Sulpholine will BuccessfuUy 
attack them. It destroys the aiiimaluiilie which cause these 
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will completely restore in a few days gray hair to its 
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of the Nervous and Physical Forces. 

Is Etrongly recommended as a desirable, safe, economical, and 
advantageous mode of taking strengthening medicine. The 49.6d, 
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sale Prices, at J. Moore's, Buxton-road, Huddersficld. Prices, 
with Drawings of every instrument, post free. Musio for any 
kind of Band. Bandmen'a Caps. Patronised by the Anny, 
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ti.vcs ;i lu-aiuiiit 12 feet piitnrc .inp,irilk.lL.J. 

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with 4 inch ooudensors. brass front':, doublo oomb.natiou len; 

rack, and ilouble. pinnion. splcndnUy (rot up i second qniUi 

£1 4s.: it is twici! tUo power of tUo patent 


lia»in" 3J double eon.lcnsors, raek, and pinion, wbieb is £2 23 

See opinions of Sir Antonio Brady, H. Varley, Esq., Dr. 

Crofs. .to. 

The Educational Dnploxi 

only £1 10. 

: two wiok lantoln, 3i condou- 

Tho Exhibitor's Biumal L.interu. 4 inch, with ontiro brass 
fronts and accessories, all complete, .£15 15s. 

The ARTICDLOSIS SCREEN frame— a new Invention. 
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JuM-auteed. Great nu..:t:.-, ll.. ,..L,on. 200 Lecture hets. 
Now Temperance subjecti-Tho Dnuikard's Dre,am ; Ten NishU 
in a Bar Room ; The Child, what it mil become : also. Sir 
Jasper's Bottle: Drunkard's Proaross ; Giu Fiend; J, Plough- 
man's Pictures (special) ; Two New Pautomimos. Tojnporauco 

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will, T,.-tiiiiuiii:Ll~ lULil Opinions of Press. 

Tbc'L't'i; lllo'i'k »ilh'"'rirousandsof Slides, on viowhydayor 
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Skin and Blood Diseases, its effects are marvellous. Thousands of 
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Ob, wasted talents. 

Percy Norlhbiooke, at the age of Beventeen, was one 
of the handsomest and cleverest young men in Hull. 
Bright, genial and courteous, one of Nature's iren tie- 
men, be was a favourite with youog and old ; a uni- 
versal favourite, for hia warm, sympathetic heart led 
him to adapt himself to, and share in all the mood^ 
and circumstances of those with whom he was brought 
into contact. 

" He was the only son of his mother, and she was s 
widow," and proud indeed wa^? she of her promising 
boy, the only liviug representative of her beloved 
husband, with whom she h>id spent but a few years ol 
happy wedded life before he entered into his rest. 
Mrs. Northbruoke and her son lived in a pretty littU 
cottage, which was her own, on the Holderocss-road, 
and she had an annuity of ClOO per year. 

Percy was junior clerk in a merchant's office, in thi 
street lejoicing in the rema kable name of " The L:ind 
of GrocQ Ginger," and at the period of time I am now 
writing about, a taf>te for reporting developed itt-elf in 
bim. Tie was an adept at shortfaanJ, and fur tho pnri- 
love of the woik, attended public meetings, taking! 
down (he proceedings almost verbatim. 

This talent could not long: remain hiJ, and in timi-. 
though still continuing his ordinary occupation, ht 
was reiained on the staff of the 7///// Piuht news- 
paper, then under th3 m inagement of the late Mr. 

Pfrcy'stii-xt step was writing short arliclos on th- 
topics of the day. These were so ably written, the 
subjects gra»^ped with such power of thought, aid 
exprewed in euch elegant and striking language, thai 
they became quite a feature (f the paper, and were 
read with the grtatett in^ereit. 

Wbivn he wastbout 20 years of age a new work by 
one of his favourite authors came out. This book 
Percy review el at such lengih and with such ability. 
that it at ractcd the attention of the late Chailei- 
Dickens, who spoke iu the most flattering terms of our 
young reviewer. Being so saccessful he now deter- 
mined to give up business and devote bimFelf to 
literary work exclusively. Before doing this, embold- 
ened by the kind notice Mr. Dickens had taken ol 
him, Pflrcy wrote to that gentleman, staging nil hit^ 
circumstances, ambition, and aspirations. 

The reply was woithy the man. Sympathising with 
him entirely, recognising a kindred tpirit, acknow- 
let'ging his rare talents and capabilities, tenderly and 
wistly— without in the least Feeking to repress— he 
yet sought to temper the enthusiasm of the young 
aspirant for literary fame, advising him to consolidate 
and concentrate hi.-i energies, giving him out (E the 
depths of his' own experience, sound practical and 
fatherly (dvice. This was the beginning of a corres- 
pondence that was at once Pt rcy's pride and delight. 

About this time Mrs. Noithbrooke died, and having 
a gre^t desire to be in London, Mr. Dickens recom- 
mended him to the notice of the editor of the Itading 
newspaper there. 

And to London he repaired, full of coDfid.nce and 
the brightest anticipation. 

Percy's fame had preceded him. He was received 
warmly and cordially, as one of the mo t promising 

young men of the day. Nor did he disappoint his 

Coming in contact with some of the leading literati 
of the City, his fine intellect expanded and developed 
marvellously. He begun to be quoted as an authority, 
and his articles as they appealed were rea 1 e igerly. 
Indeed the most brilliant future was predicted for him, 
he bade fair to be.ere of the leaders of thought, 
md there is no question but that, in time, his name 
would have become faraoas in history. 
And now commences the sad part of my story. 
Surrounded by gayand almiringfriends,posjes3ing, 
IS we have seen, rare qualifications of mind and 
person, he so-n found himself the centre of attraction 
.vherever he went, and notwithstanding being a kind 
it protifj': of Mr. Dickens, he unfortunately became 
issociated with a i>et of companions who could not 
meet, either for friendly intercouisj or business trans- 
iCtions, without indulging in the pernicious habit of 
caking alcoholic drinks. Oh, theee silly, wicked 
justoms of society, what untold mischief they work in 
mr social circle ! Why cannot friend meet friend, 
why cannot friends come to our house:! and enjoy a 
jlcasant hour's chat, but the accursed drink mu:^t be 
wrought oat.' Is it not possible to dispense hospitality 
■vilhout the wine cup forming a part.' We would 
brink frrin, and consider it ba'ltirous to place food 
i^fore our friends that we know would be hurtful to 
hem, and yet wo pre-s and urge upon tliem drink that 
Kehmiwheyond all question hurts the body and im- 
perils the soul. Shame on Christian Kngland for 
permitting customs that are fraught with such 
t:errible con equences I 

ButLo return to Percy. From tcking wine in com- 
pany he grew to Hh- it. Wo know the subtle nature 
of this poi;?OQ, how imperceptibly tha liking for it 
<rows upon us. and before we think we are in danger 
jve.i, we are taken captive and are enslaved. 

And thus it was with Percy. In an incredibly 
hort time he was a confirmed drunkard. 

He did not at first neglect his bmi^esi, but there 
was no longer that steady piinstaking z^ fiat had 
characterised him in former days. H-^w could there 
be, when his brains were oloudeJ with the fuii*eA of 
alcohol ? As he became more and more enslaved in 
thefc evil habits, so were his ooci loved pursuitb 
gradually neglected , and as a natural consequ-ince he 
t'orfeited the pjsitiou he held. All for drink I Charac- 
ter, reputation, friends, the most brilliant prospects, 
all sacrificed for dduk. Well does Shakespeare say : " 0, 
thou invisible spirit of wine, if ^hou hast nouime to be 
called by. let U4 call thee Devil." Let it not bd sap- 
posed that Percy was allowed to fall away without 
any etfort being made to save him. He had one faith- 
ful friend, a Mr. Bajnhara,anoM friend of his father's, 
who never ceased to warn, exhort, and in every way 
possible strive to win him from the down vard course 
he had entered upon, but in vain, and in time Percy 
quite disappeared, leaving no clu; whatever as to his 
whereabnnti. Like a meteor be had flashed across the 
sky, and as suddenly disappeared. 
Seven years passed away. 

Mr. Baynham, one day walking along the streets of 
Dover saw a figure iR the form of a man coming towards 
him which somehow appeared familiar, and jet as he 
approached nearer he could not see any reason why he 
ehouldknow bim, for he was evidently a beggar man. 

Boots worn down to the ground, clothes threadbare 
and iu holes, much too large for the thin emaciated 
figure that wore them, the nervous, re. tless movement 
of the shoulders, the trembling lips, blotched face 
and bloodshot eyes bespea'iing the drunkird. Nonsense, 
how can hi' know suohamin ' and yet what impalse, 
—what but a Z'/'w/k' impulse lei Mr. Baynham to face 
round as he passed him, to lay his hand upon bis arm 
and say in kindly accents " Do I know you, my poor 
fellow?" With a cry of affright the wretched man 
started back, and Mr. Baynham recognised the long- 
lost Percy Northbrooke. That Percy Northbrooke .' 
That degraded, fallen, wretched piece of humanity all 
that remains of theonoe brilliant Percy Northbrooke ! 
Oh God, can it be ? 

Percy, covering his face with his handa, would have 
shrunk away, but Mr. Baynham quickly roooveriug 
himself, held him fa-t, and Ja tonea of 
love and pity said, •■ Percy, my friend, is 
it indeed you ? Seeing him trembling with agitation 
so that he could sosroely stand, Mr. Bayu^iam hailed a 
cab that was passing and drove to his lodgings. 
During the drive there Percy kcpli his faco coveted 
»vith his hands, whilst bitter tears and sobs shook him 
from hold to foot, \rrived at their destination Mr. 
Baynham pn-ceiving Percy was really ill. with the 
tenderness of a worn in, assi-ted him into his own 
bed, called for a cup of ten, and sat by the bedside 
until ho sank into a restless slumber. 

While he slept, Mr. Baynham sought his landlady, 
told her sufficient of Percy's history tj arouse her 
sympathy, and the gooi woman, cordially assuring 
him of her willingness to do all in her power for the 
■'poor gentleman" returned to his self constituted watch 
by the bedside. 

It was some days before Percy was strong enough 
to hold any lengthcaei convers^.tion. But sufficient 
was said together wh it n life ho had L-d. How he 
had goue from bad to worse, how he had Eold the 
little cottage in Hull where ho was born for ilriuli. 
How when that money was exhausted he had written 
articles foroecond and third rate papers /(j;v/;////c; how 
he bad panlered to the lowest taste by writing 
questionable and sensational Btorie9/(»r ilrinh, how he 
bad made speeches in pot; houses and taverns for 
drink, how he had served a% billiard marker, and per- 
formed the most menial and degrading services — for 
drink, careless of fool if only he could get drink. 

One day he stretched out his wasted hand and siiJ, 
" Frank, so madly did I love and cravd for drink that 
had I known when I had flnished the glass I shoulddie, 
[ should have drained it to the last drop, ani I know it 
will be the same when I am better, I don't want 
to get better, but ob, my wa8t3d life, I am not fit to 

EiiinesUydid this faithful friend point him to the 
great Physician who will save to the uttermost, even 
at the eleventh hour. But it was days, weeks, and 
moniha before nc could find the peace and rest his soul 

After Fome weeks of severe illneee, aggravated by 
the dia.urbed state of his mind, he recovered si'.ffi* 
ciently to be removed, by ea'-y stages, to his friend's 
house on the Surrey side of the Thames, where he waa 
nursed back to life by the widowed sister of Mr. Bayn- 
ham, who kept his house, and where he had the benefit 
of the Rev.NeNfman Hall's visitation, Having onoe 


OcTOiER 23, 1882. 

found him, this faithful fiifnd, llii^itruc Samaritan, 
Mr. Bajnham will not let him go. From hcn.ri forth 
Percj'8 wanderings are over, in thia sure haven of rent 
he will remain until his term of life ia over. And at 
one timeitdid not appear that that lite would be long, 
ills mind and body were alike shattered. Bnt ihe 
longing for drink was not soon dfttrojed. Pitiful 
and heartbreaking were his appeals for it. The long- 
ing-, passionate craving fc-r it must have been awful, 
and months pasted before that craving in any i 
degree snbsidid. 

Percy still lives, lie has never recover." d any great 
degree of strength, hia constitution has been too 
severely taied by his exocfses for that, and altiiough 
helrnsts, like the thief on theoros.",for p.nrdon through 
the intercession of onr Saviour, yet he never ceases to 
lomcnthisais-spent life and wa-ted talents, and often 
fays, " God may of his rich mctcy forgive me. but I 
can never forgive rriy,-ef." 

It was said to me the other day, ''Write a>-out some- 
thing else than intemperance; why should you let 
thac be ycur only subject.'" With such examples 
astheseaboat ns, /»<«■ ',,,jone keep silence ,' Intem- 
perance wOTks such sad havoc in our otherwise 
fair land, that it is simply impossible to keep silence 
with cither tongue or pen. To break down the walls 
of drinkdom, "to reclaim the fallen and save others 
from falling," must be my life's work. " God created 
mm in his own image, in the image of God created he 
hira." //,.»■ ;«,„■/, of the Divine image could Mr. 
Paynham traci|in the bloated, expressionless face of 
Percy Northbreoke when he met him in the street at 
Dover? Oh, was it not a sight that angels might weep 
over— that once handtome, nobie face, marrei and 
disfigured by drink ; that splendid, powerful intellect a 
perfect wreck ,' What might not Ptroy have achieved ,' 
Think of il ! The world and society are the poorer for 
his iipoalacy. They have suffered a loss. No man 
could fill his place. Each of lis lave oiii- in,rh to do, 
and for which .ve are specially endowed. Woe tons 
if we do not to the uimost cultivate and apply these 
talents to the purpose for which they weie given. 
The psalmist says '-To the end that my glory may sing 
praise to Thee, at-d not be silent." What is man's 
' glory".' The intellect. Then are we to use it for Ilii 
praise, and not fciyi silent. Fearful is the lesponsibilily 
that attaches itself to the richly endowul miud. To 
Ood we must account, whether we have by good use 
iucreasei these gifts or wasted them in idle self-in- 
West Cheshire, A\v \ 


Bv Bko. Rev. F. WAG,-iTAFF. F R.H..S., Eorroii of 
'■The Tempeiiaxce WonKKu." 

X.— Ti.MoTny ; OR. Religious Lii'n WiTiionr 
Sriioxci DiiixK. 

You will often be told that teetotaliam must be 
wrong because Paul told Timothy to diink wine ; and 
very many good people seem to fancy this is asulhcient 
answer to all we can say in favour of total abstinence. 
No matter though thousands are beiug ruined body 
and soul by strong drink, they refuse to join us in our 
attempts to save them, simply because Paul recom- 
mended Timothy not to drink water but to tnke wine. 
Now, I intend to shew you in this lesson that the text 
referred to really teaches onr principles ; and that the 
case of Timothy shews that a life of religious tervice 
is possible without any strong drink. Hut, in the first 
place. I want you to loaru the text parfaotly. 
because a great many people who refer to 
Timothy really cannot tell us the exact words that 
Paul used. Will some of you repeat the words? 

r Have a te'stament II t hand;Open at 1 at Timothy, v.2.?. : 



Bro. G. W. Herridge.— Wo regret to announce 
the death of Brother StrfE-Sergeant George Willi im 
Herridge, Army Hospital Corps, which took p'ace 
through dysentery, contracted while attenliig his 
suffering comrades, oa board the transport Nevada, 
off Malta, on the i; h lost. Our late brother joined the 
Order in the Star of Blackheath Lodge ni 1S7I, 
became a Grand Lodge member in lS7i;. removed 
to Gra esend and joined the S ar of Graveseud 
Lodge. Apiil,, leaving there in August I37;i. 
for service in H.M. troopship Crocojile, until April. 
ISSO, during which time he was a member of Crown of 
Surrey Lodge, when on being removed to Devizes, he 
joined the John James Fox Lodge, in which he filled 
several offices, and on the retirement of Bro. 
Kev. W. Hargreaves. was elected District Chiplainof 
Wiltshire. In October last year he removed tu Col- 
chester, which, after a stay of only a few days, he left 
for Great Yatnioutb, joiuing the Northgate Lodge 
on arrival, but subsequently removing into 
the Runham Lodge, of which he wa.! a 
member, when on Auauat r, he was ordered to leave 
for the seat of war in Egypt, whence he was returning 
when he contracted the disease of which he dioi. By 
steady perseverance and great diligence our brother 
had attained to the higheat non-commiasioned rank in 
his corps. While in the Order he waa a ready, 
hardworking, and obliging member, and by his cour. 
teoua bearing, willingness, and conscientiom diacharge 
of duty, had won the (ateem and friendship of all 
with whom he came in contact. 

copy of the Revised Ve 
liable write the textoaref nlly a 


bbickboard i 

Drlnk no longer Water, 

Be no longer a Drinker of Water, 

T^sE .V LiTrr.E Wisr, forthv Sto.mach'.s S.vkic 


it was to betaken, Timothy waa roTiuired to be very 
cariful as to the quantity. Now-n-ciavs wc often hear 
pcoplo say to Ihcir tiak friends, " You should lake 
plenty of good port wine tokecp your strength up. ' 
if ihey were wiser, they would know that such wine 
takes the strength away. Even such wine as was 
used anciently as a medicine was to be taken carefully; 
only a little at a time. Timothy waa to ose 60 little 
'.hat no one should be able to say of him that he was 
" fond of hie glass," that " he could drink as freely as 
any ono," orany of those things which are often aaid 
iuthese days aboct ministers who are known to bg in 
the ha*jit of drinking wine. 

CoxcLusiox. — Timothys case can never be pleaded 
as an excuse for the common use of intoxicating wine 
beverage. Nor, even in sickness, for ita/rvr nfe ; 
1 ar.y special case a doctor orders it(whioli we can 
prove to be unnecessary) it should be tlken Btriotly 
like any other " medicine." And his ca'-e shews that 
all do not need wine in the extTemc case of "infirmity ' 
can best 6(r»e and honour God by living as total 

The Russian Liquou Law.— The liquor law of 
Russia isvery comprehensive and eisily understood 
There is no " 1 ical option " about it, but the Czar de- 
crees that there shall be no more than one driukshoo 
in any Russian village, and where two villages are 
near togither, the one drink shop shall sullice Tor all, 
and this shall be managed l»y a ''man born and resi- 
dent in the village," who shall be appointed by the 
Common Council, and paid by s ilary. He is to d rive 
no pecuniary profit beyond his s-ilary, is tosallalso 
food and war^-s, and is I abk to a flue, dismissal, and 
even imprisonment if be allows any man or woman to 
get drunk on hieprcmiaes. In a given contingencv. it 
the population ahonld become notoriously drunken 
anddisorderly, the communal authoti'ies are to inter- 
dict the sale of liquir entirely in that district or village 
for as long a timeas Ihey shMsee Rt.—PubUr Oj)iiii,°ii, 

Bro. Henbt Axseli. having retired from Business, hia 
future address will bo Park Villa, 33, Upper Park-street, 
Garnsbury, N.—lAivl,] 

The text reada in the New Testament, " Drink no 
longer water, but uae, &c." But learned men who 
have prepar< d the Revised Veraion, which is a more 
correct translation of the Greek, say the verse should 
real, "Be no longer a drinker of water, butuie." v';:c. 
Let children repeat thia version several times 
till yon are sure thsy know it correctly. This text 
teaches os three things : — 


what we should call a tee''.otaHr. Water was not only 
his regular beverage, but he waa a strict abstainer, 
b'ciu=e. although he waa often unwell, he did not 

kof takiuiieven a liitle wine asa medicine. Dr. 
Wordsworth, now Bishop of Lincoln, in his " Notes on 

Greek New Testxmenr,." eajs : ' ■ Be no longer 
a water'-lrinker,' shewing that hitherto Timothy had 
l-een such. Thna St. Paul bears testimony, and (as 
thisepistle waa read in the ctnrch) a ptthfii' testimony 
to the Temper-anee of the Bishop of Ephesua. Observe 
the prudent caution of the Apostl " 

:ink water,' but ' B? i 
' nor does he say ' Drh 
•ine.'" That ia to s.ay, Pan 
thy should cease to drir 
ge, but that he aa 
' or, as we should sa 

not say, ■ Not long 
longer a vvat'^r-drinker 
wine.' but' Use a little 
advice is, not that Tim 
water as his usual bover 
medicine to " usa a little \i 
to take some occasionally. 


This is clear because Paul gives a double rea»on for 
his advice ; 'for thy stomach's sake," and " thine 
often infirmities ; " or, aa we may n jderstand it. ■' fre- 
quent weaknesses." Here we have two things to 
look at. 

1. D'liat xoii of if'nir, mm it?— Vie cannot say. 
exactly, because the word "wine" then included 
many different sorts, just as it does now ; but we may 
be sure it was not a strong, burningkind of wiue that 
Paul meant. There is no evidence that he in'ended 
Timothy to take an intnj-irntiiir, wine at all : and we 
learn from Pliny, who waa a Roman writer who liveii 
about the same time that Paul did. that there were, in 
day, wines used as medicine", sime of which w^re 

intoxicating. Indeed, h= says, there was a wine 
specially prepared for invalid', ivhich waa called 
aiij/immiii that ia " without strength." Thia wouM be 
made from the fresh juice of the grapes, jaat 
Frank Wright's nnferinonted wine is now 
which ia so nourishing and heathfulfor persons who 


2. Hiiw mix III' tiitiile it :'- 
"use " i^, which of couraa c 
to drink it merely beeauae ho mi 
think he waa ti mix a " little v 
sotake i^. That juat agrees 
tell ns about the nnfermented 
Greeks 7/u;«;.«, which waa often 
be impossible to drink 
writer speaks of a parti 
taken warm. 

The text says be was to 
loot mean that he was 
light like its taste. Some 
wine" with water, and 
1 with what old writers 
i wine, called by the 
k that it would 
thout water. One old 
sort which was to be 
gvery good for the stomach." 
III. He was to be Careful only to use a 
Little.— Whatever kind of wine it was, and however 


The eminent Greek scholar. Professor Jowett. has 
been nominated Vice-Chanoellor of Oxford Uni- 

The Duke and Duchess of Albany opsnel the es- 
biljiiion of work ac the Royal School of Art Needle- 
work, Glasgow, on the U'h inst. 

During the three months en led the 30 halt., l."i.inr, 
persons are leturnel aa having left the Uai'eiKiug- 
im for Canada, against 12,1,";) ia the corrasomdiug 
riod of last year. 

During recent balloon ascents in Paris, photographs 
were taken by meani of an appiratns invented by M. 
Triboalet,at the height of >tUi)ft. Telephonic conversa- 
tion was carried at the height of ijOOft. 

Th.i centenary of Father Matthew was celebrated 
on the 1 1th inst. in Dublin, by a large meeting of tke 
working classss. Speeches were male by Mr. He»ly, 
M.P„ and Me. Michael Davitt. 

Many eminent meteorologista predict that the coming 
wiut r will be an exoeptionally stormy one Dr. 
Wiggins, a Canadian scientist, ia of opinion that the 
coming storms will culminate in a hurricane surpas- 
sing any that th? world has known for two centuries. 
This is to take place in March. 

A serious riot took place at Chatham on the I.'ith 
inst. Some forty seamen of the Royal Navy having 
cleared the street', enterel the public-houses and 
helped themselves to liq lor, without pajing for it. 
The police hsd to c ill for assistance from the dock- 
yard. Twenty men ware arrestad. 

The new steamer Bilgairn, bdooging to Messrs. 
Davidson, Aberdeen, was wrecked in the Sound of 
Beub-cula, Sjutb Austr.dia, on the 12th inst., whilst 
on her trial trip. All livjs we-e aaved. Tno Bilgairn 
was launched on the loth Augnst.aud was the largest 
vessel ever built at Aberdeen. 

The fifth report of the Commissioners of Prisons 
states that the population of the prisons on thes 
March, SI,18S2, was 18,:)!I3. against 17.798 the previous 
year. The death-rate during the la-t four years ha 
been considerably lower than that of any othsr equal 
periol during the past 20 .1 years. 

Mr. Witti, an explorer in the servics of tha British 
North Borneo Cumpauy, has been killeJ, with several 
of his native attendants. Mr. Witti, no doubt, roust 
have had the danger ot the expnlition well before him, 
tor previous to starting he mile hia will and left 
behind him full instructions aa to the disposition of 
his property. 

From the report of the Commissioner of Police for 
the Metropolis we learn that, during the last 30 
years, 400.1100 new houses have been bail',. Eighty-six 
miles of new streets were otlnstructed ia 1S8I. The 
.Metropalis ia kept in sjcurity by a total of 11,000 men, 
which allows 100 policemen to everyl,000 inhabitants 
and 11 to every 1. 000 houses. 

The architect of the city ot London, and the en- 
gineer and surveyor ot the Commissioners of Sewera 
hive drawn up a report ot the various schemes for 
increasing the mcios ot commu.Ticatioo between the 
northern and soathern banks ot the Thames. The 
architect eatimites that a high level suspension bridge 
would cost £3 000,000; a low level, i; 7.-.0.000 : a eub- 
w.ay. 1 1, .-,00,000. The report shews that about 20,000 
vehicles aud 101,000 padestrians cross London-bridge 
lUily. The number of vehicles passing down Leaden- 
hull-atreet per day of 12 hours is computed to be 
l,l:ll ; Eistoheap, 4.3ln ; Fenohurch-street, 4,987 :, 10,590. 

Dechease op Druskbsness. — According to 
Colonel Henderson, 27,228 persrna were apprehended 
last year inLmdon as being drunk anddisorderly, a 
ease ot more than eigh'. per cent, sine) the pre- 
a year, although there has bjen an increase ot 
population ot over 80,000. 

Bbo^ Rosbottom Is now open for engagements.— 
Aahlon-ro>d, Edge-green, Golbome, Lanouhire.— {.^ds(. 

October 23, 1882. 



On October 4, Sir, W. LawBoa spoke at a crowded 
meeting in connection with the Baptist Total Ab- 
stinence Association, in Myrtle-street Chapel, Liver- 
pool. Mr. AV. S. Cainc, M.P.. preeided. 

Sir W. Law.-^ox, who was rooft cordially received 
naid :— I am not very mnch accnstomed to afldressing' 
an andience froma pQlpit—(Ianghter)— therefore I am 
snre yon will kindly make f-xcusen for the strange 
position in which I find myeelf, but I muet explain 
why I am here at all. Mr. Caine ia respopgible for my 
oomiDif. Xow, I have great regard for Mr. Caine, 
and I think by the way you have received him that 
yon have also a great regard for him. (Cheer?.) Ishall 
not enlarge very much upon his good qualities, 
brcttUBO it ia very disagreeable to stand up and have 
yourself praiped in a meeting. He praised me too 
much ; therefore I shall not eay mnch about him. 
I will only fay one or two good things about him. 
One good point about him ia that he does not waste 
much time in the Houfee of Commons by talking. 
When he haa any thine to fay he pays ir, 
and then sits down, lie is not anything ap- 
proaching to a bore— to an obstructor— (laugh- 
ter)— in the House of Commons, bub that is not 
becaoBe he is unable to speak. ('Hear, hear.) He does 
something which is better than speaking in the House 
of Commons. He devotes bis time during the receea 
when Parliament is not sittinar to going up 
and down the country promoting all those 
meaeuros which he believ:-9 will benefit his 
fellow countrymen, and that is the reason why, 
when he at^ked me to come hf re I t^aid, " If you, I\[r. 
Caine.who do 85 much and are to unselfish wish me to 
come, then I cannot refuse your rci^uest.' But thi?>, I 
understand, ja a meeting of the Baptist Temperance 
Society. I am very glad that Baptists should have a 
Temperarcesociety of their own, and I am not going 
to enter uponthat litUe family controversy— (laughter) 
— whioh touched upon as to whether the Baptist 
ministers should go en without so much stimulants. 
(Laughter,) I won't interfere with these little 
family affairs. (Renewed laughter ) In fact, I don't 
mnch care myself a^out any denominational Tem- 
perance society. T like Temperance societies to appeal 
not to any denomination, but to the 

WiiOLD OF Tin: Citizens ok the Country, 
becauee Temperance is a quoBtion in which every man. 
woman, and child in the country ia interested. 
But still, if we are to have a denominational 
Temptrance society. I think I am quite as 
happy as coming to a Baptist one as to any ether, be- 
cauee I have read the history of my country of late 
yearp, and so far as I can make out, without any dig- 
paragement to other bodies, f think I may say as a 
rule, the Baptists have been found to be in great politi- 
cal quectionp, almost always on the side of right and 
truth and freedom and progress, (Cheera.) I am re- 
joiced to see the part they have taken in these politcal 
questions, and how they have gone in for reform nnd 
have lifted up their voices against those wicked w.ars 
which are made upon defenceless and unoffending peo- 
ple, find I hope they will not depart from those 
courses they have rak^n. And when I see them 
denouncing tho?e wicked wars I think itis very natural 
that they should assemble in great numbers to-night 
to denounce a war which I will not call, but which a 
great brewer himself has callf.d, a development of the 
war between heaven and hell. It is made upon 
everything which ia good in thif country, and in that 
war certainly we ought all to be united of purposA for 
success. The Temperance niovemeit is a catholic 
movement— ore which ought to embrace, as I have 
said, all good citizens, atd so ir. does. You have heard a 
good deal about Ireland. I once went stumping Ire- 
land in favour of prohibition of the liqnnr traffic, and 
we had a most extraordinary meeting there. We had 
meeting's where upon the platform there assemblei 
and met together Roman Catholics, Episcopalians. 
rrfsbjttriaDS. CongregatiuDalists, Orangemin, Home 
Rulers, Quakers— every sort and description of men all 
in perfect harmony. (Laughter.) Well that barmcny 
was comple e while the nieeting was going on — 
(laughter)— though I must own that at the first meet-' 
ing I went to in Belfast there was a curious little 
incident, for 


a man was haranguing the meeting before even the 
chairman took the chair, and was making some con- 
fusion upon which he was promptly knocked down 
by a QuHker—danghter)— and carried kicking out 
of the room. (U*newed langliter.) But when once 
we got to work there was a truce to all rival erfeds, 
and all parties, and all uniied in one common attack 
upon the great and phastly evil which has brought us 
hereto-night. (Applause.) I say we are making an 
attack upon what I oall the common enemy. (Hear, 
h«ar.) Don't say that thatis an expression invented by 
me, a poc, fanatical, water-drinking, repro- 
bate Radical. (Great laughter,) No, no : 
this drink is an enemy to all of us. (Hear, 

hear.) 'Who called him an enemy 1 Why, th^ 
wisest man that ever wrote in this country, and that 
is our own great writer ^hakspere. (Hear, he^r.) 
You all remember the passage where he says. 'Oh, 
that men should put an enemy into their mouths to 
steal away their brains I " There have been great 
attacks, cs I say, made upon this enemy for a long 
time. There were, first of all, a longtime ago, what 
we call Temperance societies. They said. '-Put a very 
little of the enemy into your mouths." They were 
not the teetotal societies, you know, but the old 
Temperance societies. " Put a very little of the 
enemy into your mouth?,"' and that did some good, 
because the le?s of the enemy you put in the better. 
But it did not effect a cere. becau?e there was a 
tendency for the little enemy to get bigger. It was 
very difGcuU to keep him email enough. However, 
by-and-bye, abou!; .' ) year? ago, here in this county of 
Lancaster, where jou generally seem to make a start 
in everything th^t is good, the working men started 
teetotal societies and they didn't say "Put a Httleof 
the enemy in your mouths," but '■ Kpbp him out alto- 
gether ;" and their plan was a gravd snccess, and if 
evorjbody had followed onb the teaching of the tee- 
total teachers who started i30 years ago, why , wo should 
have had, 

At This Time, a Sober Cotntrt, 
and there would be no occasion for Biptist Temper- 
ance Societies or any other Temperance Societies doing 
the good work which they are now doing But of 
course th'ife teetotalers, being new, were despised. 
Everything that is fresh is laughed at and ridiculed. 
Itie the course of human afftiie. I don't know why. 
but it is the proper thing for the majority of men to 
laugh at everybody who U in the minority, nnd the 
teetotalers, ijeing in the minority, were langhed at 
very much. But I think, ladiea and gentlemen, they 
were a very useful and honourable body of people- 
(Hoar, hear, and applause) ^ however much 
they were despised. Did you ever hear of a 
teetolal paupsr ? I heard of an old gentle- 
man who was a great advocate of te'3totaU9m telling 
his brother guardians— he was a guardian himself— 
that they never had a teetotaler in the workhouse. 
(Hear, hear.) One morning they told him of one 
btin» brought in, and he immediately said ho would 
go and see him. He went to see the pauper, and said, 
"Are you a teetotaler.'" -'Yes, sir." "How long 
have you been a teetotaler."' ''Why, t-ince I came 
in here." he said. (Laughter.) Well, now. you sfe 
pretty clearly if we had all been teetotalers we should 
have — but I mu>t not exaggerate, or the newspaper 
men wi 1 be down on me- — had hardly any pauperism 
in this country. (Hear, he^r. and applause.j Well, I 
don't think we should not have had much crime. (Ap- 
plause.) I once said to a friend, '■ Have yon everseen a 
teetotaler in a police court?" He said ''Yes." I 
asked him when he saw him in a police court, and 
what charge was brought against him / He replied 
that he was brought up for being drunk and dis- 
orderly. (Great lanc;hter.) Y'oa spe that was the 
exception that proved the rule. (Hear, hear.) Well, 
then, as to lunacv. 1 don't suppose we should have 
had much of that in this country. (Hear, hear.) I 
fancy— or rather. I know — that if you in(iuire into tho 
causes that have brought these poor lunatic to fill our 
a ylums, you will find, ia a large proportion of cases 
drink has had more or less to do with it. And then, 
we live now in a sanita'-y age. Everybody ia 
usefully employed iu trying to improve the health of 
the inhabitants of our towns. Don't you think that 
if we were all teetotalers 

We Should be More He.\.lthy? 
(Hear, hear, and applause.) Mr. Caine has given 
you some facts about this, but I will give you another 
fact, which I think is more convincing than anything 
Mr. Caine has said. It is this- that in the insurance 
Sicieti'^s they find by experience that fie li.''e of a 
tola! abstainer is far and away a better life than that 
of even a moderate drinker, and that is a great thing 
(Applause.) Well, now, you see how important thin 
drink question is. If we could get rid of this drink 
we should virtually get rid of, or reduce to a minimum 
at any rate, the pauperism, the crime, and the sickness 
in this country— (applaupe)— and if wa could do that 
we should do one of the greatest deeds v^-hich has been 
done in this country or in any other country. ^Ap- 
plame.) But we must look facts in the face, and it is 
quite clear from statistics and from our own obeer- 
vation that, in spite of the preachiog and ttaching 
and lecturing and spreading of pamphlets and 
tracts and explaining to the people, the 
evils of intemperance, the crime, the pauperism and 
the misery which I have described still exiet. I won't 
sny whether it is a little increasing or a little decreas- 
ing, but it still exists in enormous proportions in our 
midst. Why, it ia r>Q years sinco this Temperance 
teaching began, and we have had ."lO years of political 
reforms, social rsforms and sanitary reforms, and 
educational reforms, and why i^ it that these things 
are not telling upon us, and muUing the couniry 
much licher and wiser and better than it was"? 
I will give you my reason, whether it is right or 
wrong. And the reason we have not improved as 
we oufiht to have done is beciuse, during all that 
time we have had a law legalising temptation to 
drunkenneee, and causing it to increaee in our midst. 

(Hear, hear.) That is what I have to talk to you 
about to-night— about the temptafions e«i up by law 
whioh led to this drunkenness, and how we are to 
deal with them, and wheih»^r it is possible to get rid 
of them. Xow, I think, we can pet rid of them. 
(Applause.) This is a meeting of Christian people. 
There is a beautiful prayer which I believe is used by 
all donomina'ions of Christians, called the Lord's 
Prayer. One of the petitions contained in it is 
'• Leap u.'^ not into Tempt.vtion. '' 
And how can Christian or unselfish men use that 
prayer and pray not to ba led into temptation unleea 
thpy use every influence to prevent them exercising 
the power they posisess to lead others into temptation ? 
because a tempter seems to me to be worte than the 
tempted. (Applause.) As I under.-tand it, the word 
" devil " means " tempter." It is the worst thing yoii 
can do to tempt your fel!ow-creatures to do what is 
evil, and a drink-shop is, in my opinion, a standing 
temptation to drnnkcnncps, and to all the 
evils that arise from drunkennesf. (Hear, hear.) 
And who profits by the sale of drink .' Well, there 
are two who profit hy it— the publican, who gets an 
enormous price for the liquor which he sells,more than 
it i^ worth, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer of 
the day, who puts into his pocket a very large per- 
centage : and that is where the responsibility comes 
home. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is doing it 
for you— (hear, hear) — and if the public choose to 
have their money raised in that way, they are respon- 
sible for what is done and for all the crime and miser/ 
which arise from that state of things. (Hear, hear, 
and applause.) I don't say tliit they are all druokards 
that so to publichoaseo. I say those arc placi s which 
rre calculated to teach people to become drunkards^ 
(hear, hear)— and when they become drunkard*, 

They Become a Nuisancic, 
because not only are they a burden to themselves bat 
they are a burden to the whole community, who have 
to pay the :-noney for maintaining them when they aro 
unable to maintain themselves. (Applause.) You have 
had a good deal about thefe publicans and this licensing 
system in Liverpool. You have had some cutting letters 
written by a Presbyterian minister in this city— the 
Rev. ]\Ir. Lundie. (Hear, hear.) I was very muoli 
interested to Ece the way in which he has ^hewn up 
this system. He said the public-houses are ''fungi 
destined to suck the living tap out of healthy neigh- 
bourhood, till degradation, pnuporism. and crime 
phall reign therealeo." And I think that isaverygood 
description of public-houses. (Hear, hear.) How do 
they come there, ladies and gentlemen ? I remember 
Lord Derby making a speech in Liverpool, eome 
lime ago, and tryiofi' to picture what 
Liverpool would be, with all its enormoua manufac- 
tories aud its immense population (he did not know 
then about the ship canal that is going to ruin you 
all), and also about the evils that would also exi^t. 
He said that by an inevitable destiny there would 
be an enormous number of public-houses. Now, 
I dispute the wisdom of that assertion of Lord Derby. 
There is no destiny about ib at all. Public-houses do 
not grow up like fungi. Somebody places them among 
you, (Hear, hear.) Nnw, they arc pUc3d there by 
the operation of the Statuce Law. I say that the 
Statute Law which enables anyone to set up these 
places of d'^gradation and demoralisation in any 
neighbourhood, against the wish of the neighbourhood, 
is a piece of the most abominable class legislation 
that yon could conceive. (Applause.) Oh ye.", 
it U clasaleji'islation. We hear Mr. Caine talk about 
the working men. Well, have the working men set up 
these public-houses.' (Hear, hear.) We hear the working 
men reviled very much for their drunkennes >. I think 
the people who make them drunk are quite as bad 
as those who get drunk. (Applause.) And who is it 
that thus sets up the public-houses .' Not tho working 
classes but the upppr classes — the "swells,'' as we oall 
them, the magistrates, the wealthy clas'es. Yon never 
heard of a working man being on a licensing com- 
mittee or belonging to a bench of magistrates. The 
working man is not the spider who v/eaves the web, 
but he is the fly who is caught in the web. (Laughter 
and applause.) I am always amused by the way in 
which the working man is dealt with in political 
circles. He is like 

Uriah the Hittite. 
He is always put in the fore front of the battle 
when any iniquity is to be committed. (Laughter and 
applause.) " Oh, " they say. " the working classes must 
have their refreshments." Just ask the working 
classes themselves. That is all I say. (Laughter 
and applause.) Let us ere whether they want 
this power to say whether they want these 
places among them or not. (Hear, hear.) 
They have no voice in the matter now at 
all. The=e magistrates always remind me of the 
gamekeeper. He brings nji a lot of pheasants' eggs, 
hatches them under an old hen, nurses them with the 
grtatett care until the 1st ot October arrives. Then 
he turns them into a wood, beats them up, and has 
thera shot down. (Laughter and applause.) That is 
imt what the magii-trates do. They take great pains 
on ihe licensing day to distribute the drink which 
makes men drunkards, and then the men are brought 
before the berch when they are drunkards, and all the 



Octobee23, 1882. 

poorfeUowe are sentto gaol. (Laughterand applame.) 
I al waj B look upon the licensiDg day as the day of lay- 
ing traps for the proplo. (lltar, hear.) Bat the re- 
porters will say, "There he is with his fanaticism 
pouring out againtt public-houaes.' What does Lord 
Cairns say ? Now I am quoting somebody worth 
healing— a Bound. good constitutional Tory, and Lord 
Cairns says that thfse publichoutes and drink-shops 
are nothing more than snares and traps for the work- 
ing man. And you know what succo.b the traps have. 
If you go into a police court in Liverpool any day you 
will fife that the whole thing is drink. Poor wretches 
are brought up quickly and passed through, and sent 
to gaol if they cannot pay. Many years ago you had 
a magistrate in Liverpool who spent nearly the wholo 
of his time in Jooking after thefe drunkards, and at 
last he used to go by (he name of "Old five 
Bhillin^s and coHb.'^ It sometimes happens 
you know, that the trap dots not catch so 
mnr.y people &a could be wirshed ; the game i- 
getting scarce in the neighbourhood where the trap is. 
and then the man says, " This won't do. No sport here. 
Nothing to be made out of my trap ; I must lay it 
somewhere else." And so he goes to the magistrates 
and g(U what is called a " removal,"— that is. he gets 
leave to put it down where t^e game is thicker, and 
where he is likely to catch more. (Hear, hear.) 
Sometimes the magistrates have sanse enough — they 
always have a certain amount of s^'nse and humanity 
in them -to say, "No, the trap f-hill rotbeeet. You 
must take it up altogether, and let the people alone.' 
But snmetimes there is a bench of another sort. (Hear, 
bear.) In Liverpool it sometimes happens so. I heard 
of a 

Bench in Livebpool, 
the month before last, which was very active in laying 
trapp. I read a short time ago an extract from one of 
the Liverpool papers. It said, ■" No practical person 
looking at a bench sitting undfr the presidency of 
Alderman Livingstone—" (Greac hisnng.) Now, whai 
is the use of hissine ? I do not suppose the A'derman 
is here, and eveo if he were you would not improve 
bis temper by hiftsiog him. This able writt-r said 
thiit he could tell, by looking at the bench . th it it wa<» 
a good bench for applicants The people have 
n-t efficient protection. (Applause.) Sometimes 
they have a bench of magistrates ready to 
protect them, and sometimes they have a good bench 
for applicants under Alderman Liviogatone. Do I want 
to rob the worthy Alderman of any dignity or power 
he possepses/ No ; I leave his good bench of magis- 
tratee, hia g od bench for applicants. I leave them 
all the powers which they at present possess to licence 
or to transfer licences, when they cont-cientiously think 
they are doing good for the public, but I will first d(^ 
one* little thing to restrict their power. 1 shall say U- 
them, " Though you still have the power in youi 
hands, there thall be certain districts in which yon 
shall not exerci-p it where the people shall say. ' W- 
neither want licences nor transfers in this paitof the 
community. " " t,Hear, hear, and applause.) That i^ 
the whole thing. Leave th^ magistrates alone, onl^ 
don't allow them to go about with their public-hou'-ei- 
and berehopswh^re they are not wantel. Andsurelj 
that Feemo to b^ a rational and fiir demand. (Hear 
hear.i What is the right place for a public-house to 
go to? I got this advertisement from the Lirrrpoul 
Afi-rruri/ : " £2.">U in-going for a first-class wire 
and spirit vaults, tituated in the best part of 31ill 
street, with back entrance into a good drinking neigh- 
bourhood." (Laughter.) 

A Good Drinking Neighrourhood ! 
What does that mean ? Does it mean that the publi- 
can is goingthere asamis^ionary. self-devoted and pelf- 
denying, endeavouring to stDp the people from driuk '! 
If so, weehall all be delighted when he goesth- re. But 
if he goes there to increase the drinking in thi 
drinking neighbourhood, and if he knows, as you and J 
know, what horrori*, what degrading horrors, go on in 
adrinkine neighbourhood, then I say that the syptem 
which permits a man to do puch a thing is utterh 
inconsistf nt with Christianity, with freedom, and 
with juf-tice. (Applau5e.) I am a House of Com- 
mons man, and the great rule of the House of Com- 
mons is not to impute motives. I impute no motives 
1o thegood bench for applicants. I think that they 
are all probably doing their best. (Liughter.) ] 
don't either condemn the publicans themselves, be- 
cause I know perhaps b-tter than you do how verj 
fscellent these publicans are. (Laughter.; Now, the> 
have a great many puper.^ which they publish, anr' 
thfy explain how they wish to do good in their da> 
and generation— (Inugbter)— and how well qualified 
they are fur it. (Renewed laughter) Here l-> ar 
extract from one of the licensed victuallers' papers 
of only a few months a?o, and the writer is de- 
^c^ibing what the publican must bs and what hi 
character mut-t he : " He mufthe a La^ater in phy-io? 
i.omy. a Vidocq in detecting crime, a Bro Ha in medica' 
dif^cernment, a Lord Cbauceilor in knowledge and com- 
prnbension of the liceueine law, both ca.^e and statu- 
lory. his peiception mu'-t be fi-uU-less and his ternpn 
pe^fpfi^" If those are the men who a^e cairying on 
the trade I have not a word to say a-'aintt them, and 
they are doing as well now as ever they did. Theii 
v.iae is all shewn in their erent manifo to that th' > 
its leJ lhi.H jear, stating what th y wni.t acd d-^scrib- 

ing the prospects of the trade. They say they are now 
conducting their business with a degree of care and 
pro2)riety exceeding anythingpreviously— (laughter)— 
80 I don't attack them. (Laughter.) I don't attack 
the police. If there is anything that the police have 
to do, it is what the publicans provide for them. 
I call them publicans' porters, becauee bhev carry out 
the publican's finished work. I have nothing to say 
against big brewers^it would be unconstitutional if 
I did, because some of them are now raised to a 
peerage. They go from the 

"Beerace" to the Peerage. 
(Loud langhtfT ) I have not a word to say in Liverpool 
igiiiist the men who own great numbi-rs of public- 
iou;eti, bi'caiiselknow that in Liverpool not long since 
f. wiis proposed to erect a statue to the man who had 
he hirgest number of public-houses, and at the time 
omeboiy suggested there should be groups all round 
if widows and orphans, and nther victims. But that 
scheme was not carried out. If the people do not want 
the system of selling drink and making an immense 
fortune at the expense of the comtnunlty, let the peo- 
ple have the power of protecting themsflves. (Hear, 
hear.) That is theloogand shortof the whole business; 
but I need not dilate on it in Liverpool, because you 
have had practical experience of it. I am told. 
>n good authority, there is a Urge district 
n Liverpool, where hy the exercise of power 
bv my friend Mr. Roberts, member for the 
Flint Boroughs, and Lord Seftoo, the place is en- 
tirely free from public-houses, whioh has resulted in 
increased habits of sobriety and comfort to the people 
of the district. (Applause.) The neighbourhood is 
pretty much what the friends of Temperance 
could wish, and I should like to say the same of other 
portions of Liverpool. (Apfdause.) The Houpe of 
Commons in the last; year or two has decided that it 
is right and just that the people shall have this power 
•)i vetoing the liquor traffic if they wish. And 
what are we waiting for ? I cannot for the life 
of me make out what we are waiting for. 
(Laughter.) Is it the difficulty of drawing a Bill? 
Why, this Government of ours have twelve of the 
clevereat fellows ever got together. (Loud Cheers.) 
To tell me that they cannot draw a clause to carry out 
tiiat resolution passed by the House of Commons? 
Why, if I gave the Attorney-General five guineas, he 
would draw it up in five minutes. (Laughter.) If Mr. 
Roberts and Lord Sefton can draw a clause to veto 
the drink shops in their territory, surely the 
skill of the Government is sufficient to draw 
I clause to give you power in Liverpool to 
get rid of the drink shops in other parts. The 
House of Commons is attending to the wishes of the 
people as regards getting i id of the sale of di ink alto- 
gether on Sundays. (Cheers.) They are giving to 
Cornwall what they had given to IreUnd and Wales. 
(Renewed cheers.) Why should they not 

Stop it Altogether 
in other places ? It would be much easier to pass one 
Act of Parliament giving every country anddisbrict 
r,he right to str.p the sale on Sanday if they so wish. 
And if on Sunday, why not on Monday and Toefday. 
and every day in the week .' (Great cheering.) Then 
you will have got the Permissive Bill, the dreadful 
oaeasnre tliat frightets them all away. (Laughter and 
cheers.) I will quote the opinion of Lord Hfirtiogton, 
vho h:i8 got more eeose than most of you have here — 
(laughter) —on the subject of com peneatiou. He says : 
"The big brewers seem tj imagine that they have a 
vested interest in Parliament giving facilities for the 
consumption of as much liquor as the people are 
willing to take. I acknowledge no such claim as this. 
Tney have a right no doubt lo compensation" — 
)h, ye?, we will consider them — (laughter) — 
■'in respect of property acquired" — lio^nces 
ire nob property, mark you—" and these rights 
jvill be respected. " Of course they will. (Laughter) 
[ never heHrd of Parliament neglecting to respect the 
rights cf propeity. (Laughter.) '■ They will be re- 
spected, but they have no claim to compensation if 
through legislation in the intere-ts of the people — 
legislation asked for by the people themselves— the 
consumption of intoxicating liquor should be 
materially diminished, and do not think that such 
I claim would be consider ol or entertained by 
Parliament." Now, if anybody says, " Why- 
don't Lawson put cumpcn-ation into his re- 
solution .'" you have only to say he wag compelled 
oleiveit out or he could not have expected Lord 
llartingtou to vote for the resolution. (Hear.hear.) 
C>mpeDsation is a grand topic foi newspaper men 
-(laughtfr)~and I them to have Sflmethiuj to 
write a^out to-morrow morning. (R-^newed laughter.) 
[ will refer to eomebody of greater weight than e 
Lord Haitington oa this question, beciuse this co 
from our opponen's themselves. And this is what 
they say in tt manifes o they have issued this yta 
They state thut Sunday closing has not done so much 
^ood iu Ireland as we think it has, but that since 
\ct ctme into opTation 05H drinking shops have been 
Hiippressed in Dublin. "We admit the truth of this 
■t ate men t, and consider the explanation very valuable 
as showing the 

Real Source of Drunkenness, 
ind how the evil cm be dealt with, apirt from Snn.lay 

ill be a tougher iobthaa 

t to do our beet, and when 

shall demand of the 

closing." These 6r,0 public-houses in Dublin were 
swept away by an Act of Parliament, and no one gave 
them a penny of compensation. (Hear.hear.) Ishonld 
like to know whether there is to be one law for a 
poor Irish beerhoose-keeper and another for the 
brewer in England. (Hear, hear, and applause.) 
You may depend upon it that so long as Lord 
Ilartington and I have anything to do with 
affairs— (laughter)— we shall take care that the big 
brewer in England is dealt with in the same way aa 
the poor beerhouse keeper in Dublin was treated. 
(Hear, hear, and applause.) We will not have one 
law for the rich and another for the poor. 
I can tell that to my good friends the brewers for 
their comfort to-night. (Applause.) Perhaps the real 
reason the Government have not yet given effect to 
that resolution is that they have had a press of busi- 
ness. But towards the end of this month we intend 
to put our house iu order, and put a stop to blocking 
and ohatructioa of public business— (hear, hear)— but 
though I am much afraid it ' 
some of us imagine, 

get into working order 
Government that they shall take up this matter. 
(Hear, hear, and applause.) We shall then have more 
, for I hopi and trust we shall not invade any 
J countries— (laughter and applause) — one is quite 
igQ. (Renewed laughter.) If we are not going 
to attack anyone else, and are safe from being invaded 
ourselves, a^ we have settled the Channel Tunnel, it 

surely time that we should attack this intenial 
enemy, which is entrenched among us, and which is 

fiicting more injury npoa us than any foreign foe 
has done in the whole course of our lives. (Hear, 
hear, and applause.) And I do hope our Government; 

HI take 

Pity on the People 

d grant them their prayer. (Applause.) When he 

i3 out of office, Mr, ChamberUin — (applause) — said. 
that if something was not done In tbe legislative 
line " the very stones would cry out," and Sir 
William Harcourt had stated that, day by day, 
since be had been in office and brought in contact 
with this que^ition, he is more and more impressed 
with the horrors which this drink is bringing upon 
England. (Heir, bear.) My friend Mr, Trevelyan — 
(applause)— stated years since that in comparison with 
this power of veto for the people, all other reforms 
were but "as du--t in the balance" — (applause)— and 
Mr, Gladstone himself — (applause) — has declared in 
rnemotable words that " drunkenness is bringing on 
this country the accumulated evils of war, pestilence, 
and famine.'' (Lmd applause.) When you hear these 
expressions you shout, " It is all true," but are your 
hands clean in Liverpool? (Hear.hear.) Are you doing all 
you can ? (Hear.hear) Whenever I propose in the 
House of Commons that the people of this [country 
shall have the power to which they are entitled of pro- 
tecting themselves from the greatest "curse, does 
Liverpool help me .' No. You can cheer, you can 
shouf, you can pass resolutions, but you cannot vote 
right— at least in sufficient numbers. (Hear, hear.) 
Whenever this question is brought before the House 
of Commons, Liverpool, by the united voice of its three 
representative', says, " No: the people of this country 
shall he kept forever in slavery by the great drink 
power." (Criej of " Shame, shame ! ") Yes, cry 
" Shame," but 

Will You Also Vote " ?" 
(Hear, hear, and applause.) Don't be angry with me. 
I am oDliged to tell you the truth, (Hear, hear.) You 
are doing nothiog for Temperance reform in a 
legislative way, and we shall never obtain perfect 
reform without it. (Hear, hear, and applause.) But 
I say honestly I believe that even in Liverpool the 
feeling is steadily risiug in favour of the great reform 
which we are trying to bring about. (Applause.) And 
if this influential and enthusiastic meeting be in any 
former way a true representation of the enlightened 
public opinion of Liverpool, then, ladies and gentle- 
men, I have no doubt the time will come — and come 
before very long — when Liverpool will join the ever- 
growing and ever-increasing band for the overthrow 
di that legalised system of oppression, corruption, and 
degradation which fer too long has blighted the 
energies of a great and free and Christian country 
(Loud applause.) 

NonTH Shields— On October 10, at tbe Cocoa 
Rioms.Tyne-Btreet.Bro.ThomasMackenzieL.D., Grand 
Alliance Lodge wa- pre ented with a congratulatory ad-' 
dress, beautifully illuminated, on the occasion of his 
appointment as Q lay Master by the Corporation. The 
presenta-iion was made at an excellent supper. Mr. J. 
R. Hogg presided. A motion also of gratification at 
hisappoiutmenb was unanimously carried, and Bro. 
Mackenzie suitably responded. 

The reason why so many are unable to take Cocoa ia 
tliat the varieties commonly Bold are mixed with starch, 
under the plea ut rendeiing them soluble; while really 
making them them thick, hmvy, and iruiif/estihle. This 
may be easily detected, for if Cocoa thickens in the cup it 
proves the addition of starch, Cadbury's Cocoa Essence is 
genuine ; it is therefore three times the strength of these 
Cocoas, and a refreshim? beverage like tea or coffee.— 


October 23. 1882. 



The medic &.L ASPECT OP THE 

By Bro. RonERT Brodie Mather, of Stratford. 

Itmay be thoaghtpresumptaousouthe part of one 
whoia neither a doctor, nor the son of a doctor ((('., of 
a medical doctor), to offer to write a paper upon the 
aboTC subject, but if those who think eo will only 
give me a patient hearing, I hope that they will be 
conTioced that it ia not only ecenjly bat highly desir- 
able that abstainers should enter upon, and fully 
discnsB the bearings of this question as it effects health 
and disease, even though they may not have walked 
the hospitals or passed years ia the s'udy and 
diagnosis of disease, lu the first place let 
U8 premise that we have all respect for the 
wise physician or Master Doctor. To the question 
propounded by mine hoet in the " Merry M'ivea of 
Windaor, " Shall I lose my doctor ? he that gives me 
the potions and the motions. " We reply, certainly 
not ; and rejoice that in the present day we have men 
of science who can do all that lies in human skill to 
ward off disease, or to conquer it when once it has 
gained a lodgment in the body. At the same time 
abstainers muat guard against putliog too implicit 
reliance in medical men and their statements. 
Men are endowed with reasoning faculties and 
ure required to use them. In very many diseases the 
patient must minister to himself. Even doctors 
are fallible, and may make a mistake, not to go eo far 
as the poet Barns dees, and say — 

" Some books are lies frae end to end, 
And some great lies were never penn'd, 
Ev'n medicos, they hae been kenn'd, 

In holy rapture, 
A rousin? whid at times, to vend, 

And nail't wi' Scripture." 
And yet when we read that Sir James Paget has 
recently gone so far as to assign their driukiug habits' 
aa a chief reason of the superiority of the Western to 
the Faftern nations, we know not what to think of 
the canity, if not of the truthfulness, of seme medical 
men. It would be aa wise to say that as England 
once drank herself out of the Alabama difficulty, 
possibly a solution of the Eastern Question might be 
found in tbe introduction of the English institution 
of the public-house into Turkey. Dr. Wallace suggests 
that as swine's flesh ia prohibted equally with wine 
in Moslem countries, possibly the superiority of tbe 
West is quite aa much due to its bacon eating as to its 
drinking propensities. 

in my opinion doctors owe more of the knowledge 
they enjoy on this question to the firm stand taken by 
total abstaiocrs. than do the abstainers to medical men 
for light and leading. Temperance reformers intui- 
tively grasped the idea that strong driok, cill it 
by what name you will — porter, gio, beer, c'aret, brandy 
or wine — was a poiaon, and their thanks are due 
to certain illustrious members of the midical profes- 
sion for working out all the steps by which this con- 
clusion is reached, aud by which it can be scientifi- 
cilly proved that alcohol is a deleterious drag,oeither 
a food nor a medicine, but simply a narcotic stimulant. 
Bat a sceptic may be inclined to say 

Are Doctors Agreed ox this Point? 
Do they all condemn alcoholic beverages as in 
jurioua ? To this we reply, certainly not, but the- 
moro the pity. Those who have made the subject a 
special study, and should have looked at the question 
with unbia-iscd minds, confirm our views. 

It is from this standpoint then, that we should like al 
abstainers to look a^^ this question, the drink 
poieonoua and destructive in its character, therefore to 
be abstained from altogether ; and the steps by which 
medical men have arrived at this conclusion : not 
making the tiuth that drick i«evil, but digging down 
deep through the rubbish imposed upon the truth 
by superstition and iKUorance, clearing away preju- 
dice.", aud using the lamp of science to discover facts 
which are as old aa the hills, and are em- 
bodied in the worda of the wise man, "Wine 
is a mocker, strong drink ia raping, and 
whosoever is dec ived thereby ia not wise." 

If a flock of sheep he penned into a field and a loop- 
hole be left through which one of them can get out 
all the rest will go out ihrongh nhat same loop-hole : 
and let us only allow that alcoholic beverages, as com- 
monly taken, are valuable medicines, then every 
abstainer of two or three weeks, aod sometimes years' 
standing will be tempted under the influence of tha 
weaknei^ and fatigue incident to such bodies as ours, 
to take a little for his somach's sake, or other often 
, infirmities ; and so good-bye to teetotal principle aud 
its restraints. 

It is surprising to find how many good people, nay 
even staunch abstainers, have countenanced the idea 
that wine aod brandy are excellent medicines. The 
pledgeJMr.Livefey and the other famous men of Presto 
sign* d, reads, "From all liquors of an intoxicating 
quality, whether ale. porter, wine, or ardent spirits, 
I- j-r,j>f (I. < m' (I i.ini's.^' though 1 daresay that our noble 
frieud and compatriot has never tat-ted two-penn 
worth of intoxicating liquor in the way of medici] 
since he signed that pledge. Bat there the delusion 
stauds in bUck and white, and it should be the aim of 

every earnest abstainer to demolish it, by the help 

of the doctors. 

Those who smile at Joseph Livesey'=i pledge will do 
well to look to their own pledge, or obiiijation. I am 
sorry to find in our Constitution. Article 11.. these 
words, after 'Xo member shall make, buy, sell, use. 
furnish, or causo to be furnished to others," 
" f/« a hrr/ra^e any spirituous or malt liquors "v^c. 
These words imply, or allow, that alcoholic liquors 
have a valuable place in medicine, and that the pro- 
moters of the Order, while enconragiug people to ab- 
stain, beg to inform them that they do not at the same 
time wish to tamper with their faith in alcohol ae a 
medicine, aud one of the most valuable in the phar- 
macoptxia, to judge by the extent of its use. 

This ignorance was pardonable in the early days of 
teetotalism. The practice of drinking was universal, 
or nearly so, and when a man signed the pledge he 
gave up beer with fear and trembling, lest deprived of 
that support nature should sink and he should tumble 
headlong into the grave. The old joke ran at that 
time, "1 signed the pledge, and the first week I saved 
enough to bay me a suit of clothes : tbe second I saved 
enough to buy me a watch ; the third week I bought 
me a coffin, for I was ready for it.'" In such days men 
kept firm hold on the great sheet anchor when they 
set sail on thesea of total abstinence, and took a care- 
ful proviso that when they were ill they might be 
allowed a little drop, as a medicine. 

Since that time 

The Temperance Hospital has Been 


and the preeent is the eighth year of its existence, and 
it is surprising to find that there has not been a 
wholesale mortality among its patients. Wonders will 
never cea^e, but in apiteof Mrs. Grundy, and what she 
says, the most difficult cases have been treated, and 
withperfectsuccess.evenwithoutavery little drop of any 
spirituous or malt liquors in the shape of medicine; 
and 60 far as the testimony of the hospital goes, all the 
wine, spirits, gin, ale, brandy and beer, might be 
emptied into the gutter and no poor soul afflicted with 
gout, asthma, paralysis, cholera, or the thousand and 
one ills that flesh is heir to would be one penny the 

But to proceed further. A thousand fallacies are 
current about themedicinal properties of strong drink; 
indeed, if all the idle sajings about it were to bo 
believed, cue might say that he had found the philo- 
sopher's stone, or the Elij-'n ritte, which drank would 
make the old young again, and prevent any one from 

One fallacy is that wine and beer give strength. 
Every one has heard porter recommended for the 
growing youth, or an extra glass of wine for those 
who have to do hard physical or mental work, or such 
remarks as this, *• I could not do my work but for the 
beer." Those who ppeak like this must be told that 
alcohol only sUmulates, or uses up strength, and does 
not confer it. and that to obtain work under its pres- 
sure for any length of time the dos-j must he repeated 
and increased. 

Dr. Kidd, who attended the late Earl of Beacons- 
field in his last illness, says to such people ; "Milk, or 
beef t?a, taken two or three hours after meals, suatains 
the energies of the human body in a better and more 
permanent way than br.mdy or wine.' 

Dr. Calderwood says ; "If I am going into a keen 
competition with anyone in brain work and intellec- 
tual labour, I ask nothing but this, that I go day after 
day into the work, using my whole mental force, with 
no other aiJs than those supplied by proper diet, rest, 
and sleep." He speaks of going for a walk of 20 
miles with some young men, who pulici out a brandy 
bottle at the first big hill, and managed to maee a good 
spurt under its influence, but soon found that they 
coa'd not keep it up ; and suffered a corresponding 
lapsitade from the increased exertions th^y had put 
forth. " Give yourself," saya he to abstainers, "a due 
amoant of rest, plenty of ordinary food, and min to 
man you will work against those who use stimulant'. 
We can hold out longer, do work better, and be satis- 
fied we have done our bodies lesa harm than they have 

Then Pome people say that strong drink warms them 
when it is cold. Does it ? 

Take the C.vse of the Omnibus Driver 
in winter with his bloated body and red face, who 
stops at every station to drink, aa compared with the 
conductor, who is jumping up and down, opening 
and shutting the door, S:c. Toe one ha^ do exercise 
and drinks, and is cold — the other is active and busy, 
and, if an abstainer, doa not drink, but is warm. The 
driver may siy that he drinks to keep out the cold, aud 
eay that he knows it does because it makes him feel 
comfortable for the time. 

But what do the doctors say ? Not ai all. And 
settle the question by putting a thermometer under 
his tongae a few minutes after he has taken the 
glass or two of brandy, and find that the temperature 
of his body has seriou-'ly decreased in comparison with 
what it was beforp. Proof positive. 

But they go farther. They can exp'ain why the 
man feels so comfortable. Dr. Pattenon says, "We 
know definitely that alcohol ia exceedingly powerful 
as a paralyser or deadener of nerve action. When we 
introduce alcohol into the body itsoraehow acts on the 

nerves that are in connection with the blood vessels. 
(The nerves control the flow of blood through tho 
veins retaining it in a certain state of tension or tight- 
ness.only allowing a definite amount of blood to pas^). 
The alcohol deadens the nerves and paralyses thw 
power, so that they no longer keep the vessels thus 
tightened, and the con.^fvinenco is that the red blood 
courses freely under the transparent skin, aul tho 
increase in the current is seen in the flushing of the 
face. The warm bloDdbeiog in that way sent out freely 
to the exposed surface of tho skin, of course the drinker 
feels warmer, bit what takes place afterwards.' The cold 
air meets the warm blood thus thro f?n to the surface. 
It is a provision of nature that when we are exposed 
to cold, iuthe first instance the blooi is sent in from 
the surface, in order to maintain the heat of the body. 
Drinkers reverse the process, and send the warm blood 
out to the surface, and expose it to the cold air by 
means of this action of strong drink. 
Suppose I am 

Travelling ox a Very Cold Night 
in winter by an express train. We come to a station. 
I notice that the refreshment nom is open, and I rush 
in to get acup of hot coffee. When it is brought to 
me 1 find that it is almost boiling, and that I cannot 
drink it without scalding my lips. Tbe guard rings 
the hell ; the train is ready to start, and I have no 
time to lose. I want to take as much of the warm 
coffee as I can, but unfortunately it is so hot that I 
cannot drink it. What am I to do ? I pour it out of 
the cup into the saucer, back into the cup, and brick 
again into the saucer half a-dozen times, and then it 
is cool enough for me to driok. I have thus exposed 
the contents of tho cup to the surrounding cold air. 
which has taken np a large measure of the heat and 
made them drinkable. So when the blood ia sent to 
the surface by the drinking of brandy or spirits, giv- 
ing indeed a temporary superficial warmth, the cold 
air carries away a certain amount of the heat, and tho 
blood is sent back chilled aud lowered iu temperature 
into the inner part of the body, and when 1 think I 
am made warmer, I am in reality made colder ." _ 


T/taf the population of convict prisons numbered, in 
1871, 10,160; inl882, 10,i?(;i. 

T/iaf out of ;1S2 students in the Congregational 
colleges, 321 are abstainers. 

77uif about 2.3,000 gallons of alcohol are yearly 
consumed at the sacramental tables of Great Britain. 

T'/^r/Eogland'slittle drink bill of 120 millions p-r 
annum would just weigh, if iu gold, about 1,100 tons ! 

7%'' /■ about 2,000,000 gallons of CAlifornian wine 
arc annually sent eastward, where it ia adorned with 
foreign labels, and aold '* As imported I" 

Thnt Dr. J. Percival — a good teetotaler — has been 
appointed to the Canonry in Bristol Cith^ral ren- 
dered vacant by tho death of Caoon Reeve. 

Thiit a Parliamentary return issued on October 11 
shews that ttie National Di^bt now amoonts to 

That the Earl of Lichfield too'c the blue ribbon from 
tbe hands of Canon B. Wilberforce, at Southampton, 
two or three days ago, 

rA./^hoEist Devon folks held a capital D.L. Session 
on the ;'th. followed by a crowded public meeting, 
many having to go away for want of room. 

Thiit our esteemed G.W.C.T., Bro. Malins, reachid 
hi^ thirty-eighth birthday on 0.;tobcr II. Lotus 
hope he may spend his next under happier circum- 

That at a meeting of the Birmingham Board of 
Guardians, to elect a guardian in the place of one re- 
signed, Bro. R. L. Impey,8P.G.W.S., was elected out of 
the three candidates nominated. 

That a P.G.W.V.T.'s regalia was sold by auction 
in Birmingham a few days ago, and that none of auf 
P.G.W.V.T.'s have lost theirs! Query— where, then, 
did it come from ? 

Tliat the Government have been collecting from 
various states in the American Union information, 
bearing on the Temperance question, with a view to 
legislation iu the matter. 

That Mr. Healy, M.P., speaking at the Father 
Matthew Centenary, said " the Parnell party were 
noted as temperate men and did not sustain thcmselvts 
by dram drinking, in the lobby.' 

7V(^;^ the Rev. the Earl of Mulgrave has consent- d 
to preach a Temperance Sermon iu Lincoln Cathedral 
on the 22nd. also in one of the city churches. The 
services are intended to close a Blue Ribbon Misnon 
in the city. 

That the D.C.T.. Bro. Cutcliffe, assisted at a Bine 
Ribbon mission at Kingskerswill when they took .">!! 
pledges, and about 100 ribbons, after which they held 
a special Lodge Session, when Bro, Cutcliffe initiated 
the Rev. J. H. De Courcelle', M.A. Curate of YAon 
Church, and five others. J. \v. S 

Bro. Rev. .T. H. RroDETTE, London Congregational 
Minister, is now open to conduct Oospcl Tanprranre 
Missions in the Provinces.— Address, Corhan House, 
Hounslow, W.— [AnvT.] 



October 23, 1882. 


GnAVKSKMi— A mission ii abont to lie h<H here, 
ni.d the brethren are preparing >o enter heartily into 
the work, and lo secure the ribbon recruits for the 

Bonocciit.— A Blue Ribbon Mrctinfr was held on 
Oclober lL>.att,be Primitive Methodist Chapel. Trinity 
street, nnder the au^picc8 of the Lodge located there. 
Tiro. Rev. J. Aston, W.D.C. picsided. Speaker-, T. 
Pike. G. Freenthntle. and VV. Tonng. At the close 24 
ribbons were given; 1.3 pledges were taken. 

Wisbech. —A week's inieeion, commencing October 
2, and ending October '.i, has been h-ld here in the 
Public Hall, conducted by Mrs. Lucas, Sunderland- 
On the Sunday afternoon Mrs. Lucas address'>d the 
various schools in the Baptist Church. A very efficient 
choir, conducted by 'A\i-. Well, sing several Cospel soogs 
each evening. The mission was quite a success. 

WtucE.STEK.— A lOdny^' misfioQ wa-i inauguiated 
in this town on Octobei :i by a large procession of tlie 
various focielies at d Lodges, and at the first meeting 
Mr. S, Bowly presided. The number of pledges and 
ribbons in four days reached l,31.Sand 1,717 respec- 
tively. The members of the Order ere very en 
in their efforts ti make the m's»ion succe sful. The 
Wvrrr^tcnhiri (fifi'ttirl' reports the meetings fully. 

DEVO.NI'OnT.— A public meeling of this local biiinch 
was held, under the auspices of the James Teare Lodge, 
in the Temperance Ilall, on October 12. Bro. Kiley 
presided, and there wcic aho present Rev. H. Wat rs, 
Hope Chapel, Plymnoth ; Bro. Rev J. Ficlden, Norley 
Chapel, Plymouth (successor to late G.W.Chap.), Mr. B. 
D. Phillips, and Mr. Sobey, Addr.sscs were given, and 
during the evening selections from Saukey's seltc'ions 
were sung .by the well trained choir, conducted by 
Mr.T. Kingwell. 

PoCKLlN(iTO.v, — A mission has been conducted in 
the Oddfellows' n»U by Mr. Thomas Barker, of New- 
castle. The chair has been taken by the Rev. G. A. 
Smith, and on some of the evenings the attenf'anee 
has been very good. His address e ch evening was 
interspersed with Temperance sonps set to popular 
tunes and sung by him in his cbaracteriHlic s'yle. 
The company joined hcanily in tlie choruses, and 
appeared to thoroughly enjoy the racy v. rsatility of 
the speaker. About 200 have taken the pledge and 

ALDKn,SHOT. — A mo«t successful misuon iu- 
augurated by Bro. T. W. Glover, of routhampton, on 
October :!. The meelings are being held iu a lavje 
marquee holding about l.tO<» people, floorei and nicely 
lit withgns. On (he first evening it wis well filled, 
and the Rev. J. G. S. Hndow. M.A., occupied the 
chair: a good choir rendered Gospel Temperance 
songs; mi ;ook the plelsrc. The meeting on Wed- 
nesday was od'lressed by the Rev. W. Bj.rker, M.A. 
chaplain t<^he Q leen. and on Thursday and Friday 
the Rev. II. H. Pereira, M.A., Southampton: on 
Saturday and Sand..yby Bro. B. H. Cjmpbell. 

Nottingham.— The farewell meeting to Bro, R. 
Booth washtld in the Albeit Hall, on Ootobr 1.1, and 
wae a most Bucce-iful aud gratifyiu.^ terminatioi to 
his work h re. The large hall was crowded to its ut- 
moi-t limits. Sheriff lUyley presided, and was sup- 
ported on the platform by a numerous body of ladies 
and gettlemen. The toral number of blue ribbons 
given and pledges ligned, including those t .ken at the 
farewell meeting, have been 2'.).l.'il, aud l.S,7.>s re- 
pectively. Bro. Booth wai presented by Mrs. McCill m 
on behalf of the Ladits" Committee, with 10 volumes, 
of Chambers' Encych p?dia. During the duration of 
the Mission, three weeks, the meetings Inve been hearty 
and enthusiastic, and although Bro. Booth l-:ave^, the 
work will go on, 

Hi'l.L — The anniversary of the Humber-street 
Weslo.ian Band of Hope and Temperanee Society and 
Blue Ribbon Army demonstration was held on October 
;ilh, intho Wesleyan Chapel, Humber-street. J. A. 
Wade, Esq , J. P., presided, and gave a pictu-c of 
the doings of drink which had come under his own 
observa'ion. Bro. the Rev. W. L Spooncr (Primitive 
Methodist), in a telling speech, gave an account of the 
work done by the army at Bristol, and rccit d some 
ancc'lo'e? of the marvellous reclamation of drankard-^ 
by the work of the Blue Ribbon Army in that city. 
The RevB. H. T. Smart and H. F. Kelvey, Wesleyan 
ministers, also addressed the meeting and both took 
the blue ribbon, 210 persons afterwards took the 
ribbon ; 6.-> new pledges being taken. 

PoxTvpooL. — Mr. R. W, Duxbnry, lecturer and 
melodist to the AV.T.L , has been holding a aeries of 
meetii gs in eonnection with the Varteg Refuge Lo jge, 
from the 18th to 22nd ult. The ichool-roem was well 
filled each evening, and the audience listened with 
much attention and appreciation to the powerful 
addresses. Them etings were made very attractive by 
the singing of the lecturer, who rendered the folos of 
the hymns with great effect, the people joining heart 
and voice in the choruses The mission was a great 
success, about l."iO per»ons,at the very lowest estimate, 
ling donned the blue ribbon. -\ concert was held ia 

Schools, Eethnal Green, at which a go-id number 
sigccd the pledge, as the result of an enteitainmoit 
given by the Southwark Tempjranoo Male (Juartett. 
who w-cre specially engaged for the second time here. 
The pi-ogramme wae very efficiently carried through 
by Ihe four gentlemen, with the osfistanoe of a lady 
at the piano, their glees and qnartetls being of the 
most interesting kind, and enjoyed by the audience. 
Three of (he friends, Messrs. Powell and T. and .T. 
Dick, also contributed songs, while the fourth, Mr, E, 
Cooper, gave the recitals, 

Nafi-hhton.— The three dais' mission organised by 
the members of the Hope of Nafferton Lodge, and con- 
ducted by Mr.T. Bilker, of Neivca-tle, concluded on 
Octoberli. Among those who havetakenpir: in the meet- 
ings were tho Rev. Evan Lloyd (Weslevan), Driffield : 
IMessrs. R Butlerfield, W. Bradthaw. E. B. Bradshaw. 
W. Kilbride, and J. Lawson. Two addresses woi-e 
given by Mr. Barker™ Sunday, in th? afternoon in 
the Primitive Methodist Cliapel, and in the evening in 
the Weslejan Chapel, to large congregations, the 
respective suljects being, " Hindrances to Man's S d- 
vatioo and how to remove them." and " The eight ' T 
wills' cf Christ." The public meetings were held in 
tho Temperance Hall, and crowded to excess each 
evening. Over 200 have taken the ribbnn. 

Walthasistow and Lettox.— Meetings here con- 
tinue to be well and enthusiastically attended. At the 
close of the week given to Walthamstow alone, 71s 
signnd the p'cdgc and l,.'i:!:s took the ribbon. The 
mi.'sion conimenccd at Ley ton on (Ictob^T 2 iu a large 
marquee. Among those w'no have taken part have 
been Bros. J. Hilton, D-. IHwson Brown, D.D., G. 
Thorneloe, P.D.C.T., an! a largo numb r of 
miiiistcr.<. Success has attended all along the line. 
— On Saturday night, the 7th inst., a crowded 
meeting was hold in a large tent at Leyton. 
The chair w.ts taken by Mr. Glas-i, and the speakers 
were Rev. G. U. Murphy and Bro. S. losull, and as the 
meeting was for men ouly it was a great nuccess. The 
speakers were heartily applauded, and at the close of 
the meeting a number of ribbons were distributed and 
pledges taken. The mission closed on Mcndiy last 
with a social and experience meeting, 

Croi-chE,'Jd.— On October 11. the membersotthe 
Ilatringay Lodge, held a demon8l;ration at the Drill 
Hall, which was well filled. The members of the 
Workman's Home, and Vale of Safety Lodges, w-ere 
present in regalia. Bro. Lucraft was announced to 
preside, but illness prevented his attendance, and Bro. 
Burizess took the chair, and delivered a thoroughly 
prac'.ical addres'. Excellent speeches were given by 
Bro. Fisk, GL.L.andBro. Grigeby, V.B., and their 
romaikswere well received. Twenty-seven toeik the 
pledge, while t je choir lead on the organ by Bro. H. 
.T. Parker, sang a number of hymns, and Bro, Ban- 
nister stated that any per.=on who would like to be 
initiated that night could be, as a special session was 
called, A number of friends went round the room and 
explained away any difficulty th.t pre-ented itself, and 
the reeultwas that 20 persons were then duly initiated 
in a most impressive manner by Bio, J. G, Jonci, 
W.CT, The m' eting was a great success, 

Sutton,— A very successful week's mission has just 
been hold here under the auspices of the Sutton Ex- 
celsior Lodge. The mission was commenced on Sunday 
October 1. when a very inpressive sermon was 
pioachci, in the Marshalls-road Chapel, by Mr. G.. 
Standing, of Penge. At the close of the service a 
Blue R bbon meeting was held, when addresses were 
n by Mr, Staniling, Broi, Carpenter and 
G, Kerr : Captiin Aylesbury presided. On 
Monday Bro, 'Winton, D.O.T., delivered a most 
powerful address, Mr. Mainard, of Wimbledon, 
presiding. O i Tuesday the chair was occupied by J. 
Biwlr e, E q., Bro, G, Thorneloe gave one of his 
most telling speeches. On Wednesday excellent 
addresses were given by Sister Xish and Bro. Payne, 
and by Bro, Crook, who presided. On Tbursdiy, 
Bro, R, H, Campbell, D,C,T„ occupied the chair, and 
earnest addresses were given by Bro, W, Mildon, H D , 
and Bro, A, Potter, On Friday Bro, W, Young was 
the speaker, and pleaded earnestly for all to 
join the movement, Bro, Foulger presided. On 
Saturday the chair was taken by Bro, G, 
Kerr ; Bro, A. Hall ably aildrcssed the meet'ng. 
Bron. Cook and Carpenter also gave addresses, The 
result of the mission has been Ml new pledges and 
2.S2 ribbons, and at the close of the meeling on Frilay 
21 new members were initiated into the Lodge, It 
ban been decided to continue these meetings every 
Tuesday evening, 'the first was held on October 1(), 
when the chair was taken by Bro, G, Kerr, and a moit 
excellent address drlivered by Bro, MilJon, H D, 
resnlt being that ;i2 additional pledges were 


South NORTHAMPToNSHiitu, — Bro, D, Y. Scott, 
G,W,Co,, paid a virit to the abovii district on Wednes- 
day, October 11, to address a public meeting. 
Advantage was laken of the opportunity thus offered 
to call a meeting of members of the Order only, to 
hear a few words of counsel and encouragement from 
Bro, Scott, The meeting was well attended, and 
a practical address was listened to with 
evident interest and attention. And it was elicited 
that the South Northamptonshire District ia mucb 
stronger in point of members than in the most pros- 
perous period of the existence of the Order iu this 
county. There are six Lodges meeting in the town of 
Northampton, with a membership of about OOO, The 
Pioneer Loelge taking the lead with 200 members. The 
public meeting began at 8 o'clock, and although tho 
cijht was e very wet one, tho attendance was large 
and encouraging, Bro, W, Lightfoot presided, and in 
hisopeniog remarks said that (here must besome thing to 
provide company for those who had been used t) it, and 
he believed Good Templar Lodges, properly conducted, 
were best suited to supply that want, Bro, Scott, who 
met with a most cordial reception, commenced by com- 
paring the state of feeling in the pulpit, the platform, 
and anongst tho people, with what it was fifty years 
ago. Then neirly everbody opposed the movement, 
now our scientist', social reformer,', ministers, 
doctors, lawyers, and judges all admitted that intem- 
perance .vas one of the most crying evils of the day. 
After shewing that absolute liberty was incompatiblo 
with civilisation, that the traffi': was absolutely de- 
moralising to the people, that the only true method of 
dealing with the evils entirely from the drink traffic 
was by prohibition, and not by licensing 
legislation, he passed on to make an urgent 
pica for those present lo join the Order, 
The address, which was of over an hone's duration, 
was listened to with unabated interest and attent on. 
During the evening, the Pioneer Choir reodei od several 
pieces of singing in good styl?, and re::itation3 were 
given by Bro. F. Soneiier, and Sister J. Cowley. Several 
pUdges were taken at the close of the meeting, and 
the bloe ribban donned. The me tings may be re- 
gcirded. in all respects as the most successful ever 
held in the town in connection with the Order. 

Ipswich,— A most successful united meeting of 
members of the Order, to which the public were ad- 
mitteil, was held- in the Public Hall, on October It), 
under the auspices of the Lifeboat Ljdge, Bro, Joseph 
.Alexander, D,C.T., Suffolk, presided, 'rhe prooeclings 
commenced with prayer by Bro, G, Birker, W,D,S. 
Si-ter Grimwade stated the objects of the meeting, 
which were lo give more publicily to tho Order, 
aud also to urge mora co-operation among 
the Lodges in Ipswich, of which there 
are five. Sister M, E, Docwra, G.W,V,T., gave a few 
encouraging remarks, Bro, J, H, Grimwade, P.L.D., 
sp^ke upon the political action of Good T.-mpl.ary, 
urging members, whether Whig or Tory, to give 
their votes only to those who were in favour of 
Sunday Closing, Local Option, and such like 
restictive m-asures. B-o. A. A. Barker, W.D.Cj., 
in mijving a vote of thanks to all those who had taken 
part in the meeting, urged those present (o consider 
well the advice given them that evcniog. After a 
fe.v words by the D.C.T., the meeting then closed. All 
theliswich Lodges were fully repr.-sen-ted at the 
meeting, and Bros. Will. am La V .r£ ue, L.D , R. King, 
and A. E. Blake, also represinted " the Waltoa-oum- 
Felixs'.owe Pioneer, a comparatively new, bat progress- 
iugf Lodge, seme 12 miles from Ipswich. 


The Tempepance Move.mkx-j-,— The Bishop of St. 
Albans having requested that this week be sot apart 
for Temperance mission work in the larger towns of 
his liiocese, the W.St Ham and Stratford Church of 
Englanl Temperance Society have made p-eparations 
.accordingly, Y. tterday eermons on the subject were- 


Bro. Jenkin 

-Oq the 

Septem'jer 30 a meet- 
ing of the 1st Manchester Rifle Volonteera (No, 13 
Company) was hedd ta compete for the oUioc-s' 
hallenge cup, a silver lever watch, presented by Mr, 
oney prizes. The ranges were 300 

W. Re 

and .500 yards, seven shots each, Brof Jenkinson 
(.Manchester Good S imaritan Lodge) made the highest 
score, 4S, thus taking the first priz-j. 

Bbo, Moloney,— On the same day, at a meeting of 
the members of the shooting club of the 7th Lanca- 
shire Artillery Volunteers (Manchester Artillery), 
when several money prizes were awarde.l to the best 
scores with the cirbine at 200 aud :W0 yards. Bro. 
Moloney, R A, (Manchester Goo 1 Samaritan Loa«e)" 
took the second prize with a total of 22. 

the tchool-rooin on Thurrday, the 5th inst., for defray- ! preached in the patl-li chuich of Wi 

ing the expenses of the mission, i St, John's Church, Stratford; at St. Paul's and , at 

Bethnal Gkeen.— The quarterly ten and enter- Christ Chnrob, Through the week meetings will be 
tainment took place on October 10 at St. Thomas's held in the town hall every evening. 

Adiiitional amounts received with thanks ;— 

Sister 11. Boweu, of Albert Lodge, Kentish 

Town Q 1 

West Surrey D.L. (for Fund) 10 

Feeling Heart Lodge, Leamington, per Sister 

Inwards q y 

Ryde Lndge .'■.■ ;'' ' q . 

Hope of Hertford Lndve ,. ■0 2 

I'er .Jane ami James Fairgrieve, lOs.; W. Lord,' 

Is. Ji.; Sister E.Guntsf, 33. 9J 1-7 

Cathurinis Impev, Hon. Sec. 

Street, Somerset. 

October 23, 1882. 


Violations- — I often re;.d our AVATCHwonn. aDi3 
frenerally look cut for ihe lettca to the editor, for I 
find that there 19 some very useful hints thrown out 
by our members, ani often one can leaiii Fomethingr 
thatie for the good of the Order. liat I have read 
and re-re»d the letter to you from the W.Sec. of t^e 
HarvcBt Homo Lodge, but cannot quite understand it. 
Ib it poeeible that what he i^tates is correct ? That 
after about 12 years of Templar work and teaching 
there is to be founi in Gravesend a Good Templar 
Lodge wbero a large numtcr of the membera take 
intoxicHting drink to cure ^ick^e!!ls. and that thej 
think, when taking such staff, that they are entitled 
to attend Lodge the pamc as other members? Surely 
it cannot b^ eo. What are the members of thnt Lodge 
taught ? We hope they are taught to lay hold of the 
teaching of our beautiful initiatory ceremony ; or are 
they taught that it is all a thing thit can be done 
without — that all we have to do U to go through the 
ceremony, and then a9 quickly as po-sible regale our 
new members with a dish of comic songs and call it 
Good of the Order'.' Then as to the motion ou doctors' 
certifioat B. I know most of the m-^dical gentlemen 
in Gravp?end, but ^o not know one that would make a 
charge cf 2s. fid, for a certificate if he had ordered 
stimulants; and if they are so ready to charge would 
they not chari-e for filling tip a paper prepared by 
Grand Lodge 1 Bat I do not think among the Kep". 
at the next Mid Kent Di-trict Lodge ther-i will be 
found fix to support the motion. If our G.L, has any 
cash to spare, let us ask them for a supply ot T**mppr- 
once literature to circulate in our Lodges — something 
that will help to educate our members up to our 
Templar standird. I don't bcliere there would be 
half the violations repott-d if our commissioned 
officers (thatie, our VD., H.D.. kc.), would see that 
pood wholeeomo advice is giv^n to our new members. 
Let us look to it that oil" yonrg sisters and 
brothers, who are being dra.'tcd into our Lodges from 
the Juvenile Temples and Bands of Hope, ate not in- 
BUlttd by having a lot of rubbish in the shape of low 
music-hall Fongs presented to their young and inno- 
centminds. Lttusgo toLodgi{to'work to save the people 
from all sin.— F. Ccoi'i;u, 11. D. and L.D. of 8tar of 

Good of the Order.— In looking over the 
useful Watchword of October!), I wns turpri.-^ id in 
reading a phort account of four brothc rs vi-iting a 
fiib-Lodge. What their feelings were to see the Lodge 
carrird on in s' ch a manner Icanuotsay, T know 
that I would have felt very hurt had I been with them 
Just imagine the L.D. takin? charge of the Lodge 
when there were present a D.C.T.. and four acting 
W.C.T.'s. One would think the L.D ought to have 
been delighted to have such visitors, and to 
know that the Lodge would be carried on according,. 
to our Ritual. But I suppose the L.D. thought himself 
well up in every respect, and that he would shew the 
visitors how to perform the duties. Fancy the initi- 
tory BCTvice to be gone through the way dofcribtd. 
The indignation which the vi-sitors felt was just, and 
lean fancy I was there to share it with tli^-m, for if 
there is anything lovi able in Good Templary it is that 
beautiful service, and to have it thus marred 
seemscrael in the extreme. I really cannot say which 
is the greatest mistake, a bad L.D. or W.C.T. 
and it is a mistike, as T have faid before, to have 
unqualified brotheia in such offices. Then some would 
Eay "How is it to be avoided : there arc no Degree 
members to take euch ofiices?" Then I would say, •■Get 
the members to take their degrees, and in the mean- 
time hare Lodge drill two or three nights during the 
quarter, and so qualify them for the time they are 
eligible for office." Th< n be p-auctnal in 
opening your Lodge at the proper time, and 
you will have time for Lodge drill, also 
time to read our interesting Watchwohd for the Good 
of tho Order, which I feel sure you would benefit by. 
If the members do not have the Watchword, a'-k the 
L.D., and I have no doubt he would supply them 
also himself, for, according to "P.D.E.D..' he requires 
a lot of information on Good Templary. Just one 
word more in reference to our P.D.E.D. saccount, I am 
at a lose to know how a brother can be partly initiated 
one se&sion, and tho next session, to be finished, 
as this is not in conformity with our Ritual. Does the 
Ritual vary ? Certainly not. Then I say to the L.D.. 
study your Ritoal, and if you cannot get the required 
information yourself, visit Sub-Lodges and District 
Lodges ; then you may got perfect, and will be able to 
conduct your own L^dge in conformity with our 
Ritual in the absenc" of the W.C.T. Also in the 
presence of visitors, n^t forgetting olways to offer the 
chair to the D.C.T. wh«>n present.- Riimtal. 

An old Plan Revived.— Some time ago Bro. 
the Rev. Forbes Wiop'ow recommended that at the 
close of our Blue Ribhon or any other meetings, a 
special Lodge secsion should be held to initiate all 
those willing to join. I sec many districts have taken 
the hint, and great gcod has been the ^result. The ' 

Harrirc"i> Lnd e, faking advantage of a twi days' 
Bine Ribbon Gosjel Temperance Mission, caUed a 
piib'ic meeting and inviied these who had taken tn-^ 
pledge to our meeting, having previously supplied 
there with Bro. D.Y. Scott's tract 'Tbe Xest'Step." and 
the gratifying lesult was that 27 new pledges were 
taken, and 20 iuiriated into the Lodge, This appears 
to be a *' new departure ' to j^ome. but it is only th ■; 
i-h/ j>h,,> rcrir.f?. I wa^ initiated into Ihe Order some 
1 1 years ago by the same means bv the late Bro. Ham- 
mond. D.D., at the Tempsrince Hall. Islington, when 
Bro. H. Ansell was preflent and he was the first to 
signify his intention to join if others wouU, and 12 
of us were there and then initiated, and wa thus 
started the Henry Ansell Lodge. I write Ihus 
thinking that many others might be encouraged to 
'■goanddo likewise." Gt;ou!;E BANxibrBR, P.H.D. 


By Bro. J. OttVEK. 
The scene.— a paaeanl'a cottage, nestling low among 

the trees, 
In a vale where rugged mountains keep in check the 

northern breeze ; 
Chinks within the rude-built shutters throw the light 

upon the form 
Of a prodigal returning to hi.^ lo^ad. his native home. 
At the door awhile he linger.^ tho' hii hand is on the 

Still he eeeras to wait and listen, some f^imiliar voice 

to catch. 
'Tis his father's rxclamation-" Ere we rest u^^, 

darling wife, 
We will read averse, as usual, from the precijU3 Word 

of Life." 
And he hears him read the stiory of the piece of silver 

And the housewife's firm endeavour ib to find at any 

And about the sheep that wandered, and the Shepherd's 

kind coucpru. 
With the prodigal's departure, his rep ntance, and 

Then in hushed and solemn accents to'o the father's 

voice in prayer : 
'God preserve our wanderer Richard, we commend 

him to Thy care ; 
To his father's humble homestead may bis feet return 

Hear our prayer. Lord, aod save him, for the 

Saviouc's sake, Amen !" 
Scarcely had the aged couple raised their knees from 

oft" the fioor, 
When a soldier tail and manly opened wide the cottage 

Stepped within and gently closed it— "la it Richard i 

can it be?" 
Said the wondering pair together. — " Father, mother. 

it is me." 
Oh ne'er was there f-uch a meeting; it were vain to 

paint the scene, 
Bat at length he toldhisstory, — how he'd fared, and 

where he'd been. 
How by providential workings hg'd besn led his sin to 

And how he'd by God's assistance, won a three-fold 

Said he ' ' "Tis 3 ust four years since, that because of your 

Iq a state of discontent I forsook your bumble 

roof ; 
All went gaily for a time, while I'd cash enough to 

Bat at length I came to want, "and had neither cent 

nor friend. 
Then I felt myself bewildereJ, having no' means to 

So rather than ftarve like a dog, resolved I would 

Well. I 'listed, and did very well, and not having been 

And being pretty smart at drill, stood fair to get 

But at length to drink I yielded, and was given 

drills with the nack. 
And instead of stripes oa my arm, was near getting 

stripes on my back. 
Then I came to myself for a bit, and resolved I would 

leave drink alone, 
And by future good conduct would eoek in a way for 

the past to atone. 
Well, the war cloud burst in the Eastand my comrades 

and I were sent out. 

And through the Ej:yptian campaign.though 'twas hot, 

as no doubt yon have heard, 
Over drink I a victory gained, for I firmly adhered to 

my word. 
When Tel-el-Kebir was stormed, and our regiment 

came to the fore, 
The engagement III never forget, for Fd ne'er been 

ill action before, 
lu our front was a long line of earthworks, dimly seen 

in the grey light of dawn— 
For the moment I thought about yon, and tho cottage 

in which I was born. 

And I thought if I fell in the battle, yoancver might 

know of my fate, 
And a kind of repentance catie o'er me, repentance 

thit might be too Ute. 
It was but a momentary vision, for the thunder and 

lightning of war, 
With a hailstorm of nuirderou=t missiles, brought my 

tbou^ht^ quickly bick from afar, 
Xow we saw tho white coatt^J Eg^ptiins v. ilhthcir 

murderous engines — aha ! 
And with bayonets fixed for the charge, we sped on 

with a British hurrah ! 
Vp the slope then we rushed in a moment, with a dash 

that near robbed us cf breath. 
While the next saw us leap in the trenches, soon red 

with the carnage of death ; 
Thea followed a terrible conflict, excltcm nt 

among us ran high, 
I dropped among dying and wounded ; a bullet had 

entered my thigh. 
But victory followed our footstep', and therefore not 

vainly I bled : 
At the Britishers' terrible onslaught the paralysed 

enemy fled. 
Then all was a blank for a season, I found myself 

tended and nursed 
By a kind and benevolent lady, who said I'd got over 

tho worrit ; 
She t-iught me the way of Salvation, she hid me in 

.Ie^u■^ believe, 
Vour prayers, my gcod father, are answered, for now 

io Gods favour I live. 
So now I have told you niystory, from foemen of every 

From ihe powers of drink and of sin, as well a=t from 

dusky Egyptian. 
I've been graciously kept and preserved, in rep'y to 

your prayers it may ba : 
And we've every cause to be thaakf-il for these my 

great victories three." 


The Right Honourable J. Chamberlain, ftl.P., has 
addressed the following letter to a Conference of dele- 
gates from Licensed Victuallers' Societies, asscmhlod 
io Birmingham. 
" Highbury, Moor Greer., Birmingham, October, l:J. 

" Dear Siu,- 1 have been absent abroad and am 
only just returned, and henco your letter of the iJlst of 
September, has remained unanswered till now. I beg 
you will convey to your cooaraitteemy thanks for your 
special invitation, and will explain to them how it is 
that it has hitherto remriintd without acknowledg- 
ment. If I had been at home I should have accepted 
their hospitality and I should not have been sorry to 
have had an opportunity of once more explaining the 
views I entertain with regard to the 'liquor traffic. T 
believe that much misapprehension has prevailed 
among your friends on this subject, for while I am. 
determined to do all ia my power by legislation 
or otherwise, to lessen the evils of intemperance, and 
am prepared with this object, to go far in the direc* 
tion of what is called Local Option. Yet I have 
always endeavoured to be just to those who are 
engaged in the trade, and whose interests are entitled 
10 the same protection as is accorded to all other 
owners of property. It is my opinion that in all 
monopolies created by legislation, as, for inetince, 
the supply of gas and water,as well as of intoxicating 
liquors, the community is entitled to make regulations 
to limit the evils that might otherwise result, and to 
protect itself, but if it should ever think it necessary 
to prohibit such monopolies altogether it is bound to 
have regard to vestci interests and to see that these 
are not destroyed without reasonable compensation. 
Thi^ was one of the prominent features in the plan 
which I proposed some years ago for municipal 
licensing, and I have not changed the opinion.'^ which 
I then expressed. — "I am, jours obediently, J. Oham- 


'■H. C. Eiwards, Esq , General Secretary. Licensed 
Victuallers' National Defence League." 

Alcohol axd Lime Juice in the Arctic 
Regions. — The experiences of Sic Johc Ross, 
of Sir Edward Parry, of Captain MClure and 
Sir John Richardson, Sir A, Armstrong, and 
Dr. Rae. had long ago entablished the absolute 
superiority of tea over alcohol as an invigor- 
ating drink in Arctic latitudes. It is, therefore, not 
surprising that the total abstinence members of the 
recent Arctic expedition are able, on their return, to 
give a very good account of themselves : but it adds 
to our surprise that, under these circumstances, room 
should have been found ou sUdges for large quantities 
of spirits— 30 that Commander Markhara abandoned, 
on his horacwaid journey, a considerable quantity of 
them — while none could be found for the ounce-rate 
of lime juice necessary to ward off scurvy. Alcohol 
in excessively cold temperatures will find few defenders 
even as a luxury : lime juice will find no detractors 
as an absolute necessity. On whose authority was it 
omitted l—JJri(hh Mrdx-alJournoh 


OctBbeii 23, 1862. 



LiAMPLouGH*s Pyretic Saline 

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FEVERISH COLDS, aiifi prevents aii,l quickly relievei o^ 
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J- PROUT and STEVENS, and many other medical 

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R. MORGAN.—" It furnishes tho blood with its lost saline 

Cholera and Fever. 

ititnoiL_. . 

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R. TDRLEY.-" I fonml it act s 

I epecific in my cxperi- 

.. ,. ,— .. --- — "" form of scarlet fever, no 

other medicine beme required." 
R. J. W. DOWSING.-" I used it in the treatment of 
forty-two cases of Yellow Fever, and I am happy to stat* 

R. S. GIBBON (formerly physician of the London 
pital.) - '■ Its usefulness in the treatment of disease bas Ion 
I by medic.ll experience-." 

Medical Insiiector of Emii;rrant! 
great pleasure 

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MONDAY. OCTOBER 23, 1883. 

The Birmingham Daihj Mail can do a tit of 
special pleading in a stylo that could hardly 
be excelled by tho most talented of the 
licensed victuallers' organs. In backing the 
Liberal publican candidates for the Town 
Council, it seeks to come down heavily on the 
political " teetotalers." The JUail argues that 
when Temperance politicians oppose the publi- 
cans, it is tantamount to saying that " all 
municipal questions ought to be subordinated 
to the one question of putting down the 
"iconsed victualler." What a logical mind the 
writer of this stuff must possess. A long 
article, full of abuse of teetotalers, is based on 
this absurd conclusion. If municipal govern- 
ment in Birmingham depends upon getting 
publicans into ofliice, as the Mail would make 
nut, so much the worse for Birmingham. Wo 
do not say it is so, but this is what the party 
organ says. Tlie plea deserves all the 
epithets the writer in the Ifail hurls at the 

heads of teetotalers. We select a few 
of them: — "Childish," "bigoted,' "imbe- 
cile," "ridiculous," "fanatical," "amazing," 
"erratic," " drastic,'' "a handful of crotcbetty 
busybodios," &c. But not finding adjectives 
enough, substantive abuse is thus pelted forth 
atthe proposed abstention of Temperance men 
from voting; — " illogicalness," "blinded by 
intoUrance," " political hobby-riders," " silli- 
ness," " narrowness," " rabid teetotalisra," 
"municipal fussinoss,"and "infatuated brains," 
and so forth. When one article can contain such 
avocabulary we may naturally conclude that the 
writer is angry, and all this is based 
on the one idea that tho return of 
drink-sellers is necessary to the exist- 
ence of good municipal government in 
Birmingham. AU we can say is, "poor 
Birmingham," and " poor leader-writer in the 
Daih/ Mail ; we pity you both." We are 
bound to admit that all these fine epithets are 
not wasted. We should not have used them 
ourselves, but they fittingly apply to the new 
Liberal policy in Birmingham, and to the logic 
of the Daili/ Mail. 

Tho Liberals have often been very glad to 
get the help of the Temperance parly in Bir- 
mingham, and when it suited them they have 
made the publican's calling a good 
reason for his rejection. But this 
wes when they thought Conservatism was to 
be aided by the publicans. Now they are 
trimming, and with their trimming their con- 
sciences prick them, and, of cour3e,they resort 
to bad language and become abusive. We 
have no favour for Brinsley, who is said to be 
a publicans' man ; but perhaps this may be a 
slander invented by th« Liberals ; and we cer. 
tainly could not support Fulford the brewer ; 
but if Brinsley is bated and Fulford is loved 
by such intolerant, liquor-loving Liberals, then 
we should think Brinsley would, for the time 
being, be the better candidate. The first con- 
sideration, perhaps, might well be to stamp 
out this foul-mouthed domination, which is 
getting to be a corrupt curse, and a stransu- 
lation of all the elements of freedom. At all 
hazards we would venturo to advise our Bir- 
mingham friends to do their worst to keep 
Fulford out of the Town Council. They will 
then have done something to earn the com- 
pliments of the JJirminijJiaiit Dailij Mail. 

To do the Mail justice, it does try to do a 
little bit of argument. It puts a proposition 
of its own into the mouths of its teetotal oppon- 
ents, and then tries to demolish it. It makes 
the teetotalers say : — 

" Mr. Fulford is conaec'el with the liquor traffic ; 
the liquor traffic proiuc^s manifold public and private 
evils; thn-ffnrr'ho\% tinfittei to repreeeat electors in 
the Town Cotinoil. Itiaamort m'quifur. One might 
as well say, Cjlonel A. is connected with the army ; 
war is the cause of many public and private evils ; 
therefore Colonel A. is unfitted to represent the elec- 
tors in Pariiaraent." 

Good, Mr. ])aili/ Mail. We accept your It is not so silly as it seems. Mr. 
Fulford is carrying on a trade which, more 
than all other combined causes, increases 
crime, pauperism, lunacy, and preventible 
deaths. These evils the municipal government 
are charged to deal with. The Town Council 
has specially to look after Mr. Fulford and Iiis 
customers. We agree, therefore, that tlio Mail 
proves Mr. Fulford's disqualification. As to whe- 
ther ofRcers of the army are good men to send 
to Parliament, we would refer the Mail to our 
mutual friend, Mr. John Bright, We should 
agree again with the Mail that they are not. 
So on all points, if the Mail will only take back 
to itself its playful abuse, there is not after all 
so very much difference between us. But we 
do hope that municipal life in Birmingham 
and everywhere else may be cleansed from 
this kind of lop-sided Liberalism of liquordom. 

Dr. B. W. RiCHATiDsox, has con.=>ented to becomes 
Parliamentary candidate for the Borough of Finebury 
on condition that he be held free of expense. Thin 

OcToBKR 23, 1882. 



the iV/'o sajs, "the teetotal interest in the borough 
will bo prepared tognarantee," but thebon. secretary 
of the Local Alliance Auxiliary properly presses the 
rcspontibiHty npon the Liberal committee, stating that 
Temperance reformers will doobtlefis be prepared to 
conlribate their share. 

TiiK Health of Bro. Mai.iss, G.AV.C.T., is 
pomewhat improved. There has bfcn a slight return 
of sciatica, bat on the whole the medical report is 
favourable. Bro. Malins is still confined to his bed- 

Sir Wilfrid Lawson, who had promised to attend 
the inaugural meeting of a Liberal club at Carliale, 
has written withdrawing his promise, as intoxicating 
liquors are eold at the club. 

Ouu Birmingham Friend.s are beginning to find 
out that they may trust the local Liberals too im- 
plicitly. Simultaneouflly with the issue of Mr. Cham- 
berlaia's letter to the Birmingham publicans, cornea 
an effort on the part of the Liberal Caucus in that 
town to appease the publicans by sup- 
porting the election to the Town Council of 
a distinct representative of the brewing interest. 
The Birmingham Alliance Auxiliary are opposing this 
by warning the electors not to vote for the liquor- 
BcUers, bat unfortunately the only alternative offered 
is a Conservative owner of public-houses. It ought not 
to be difficult to bring out a clean candidate in such 
a case, but the Temperance Party seem to think that 
the surest way to help their ciusi is todefcit the 
nominees of the Liberals.and thus to break the neck of 
a dangerous domination. 

Teetotal Politicians.— We are not at all dis- 
posed to think that being an abstainer is a sufficient 
qualification for being a town councillor or a member 
of Parliament. It U quite possible for a man to be 
an abstainer and a fool at the same time. But even 
if a teetotaler ia a man of remarkable intel- 
ligence and good social standing and influ- 
ence, that shoulfl not of itself command 
the sapport of Temperance politicians. Take the case 
of Mr. Councillor White, of Birmingham, au un- 
doubtedly good man; an abstainer ani Temperance 
worker of longstanding. We entertain the highest 
respect for this gentleman personally. But as he voted 
for continuing licensed houses on property acquired by 
the Birmingham Corporation, wc should consider hira 
a bad representative of the Temperance party. Mr. 
Bainci, when M.P. for Leeds, voted against the Per- 
missive BUI. Dr. Lees never did a better thing than 
when he turned him out of Parliament. We 
know Sir Edward Bainea as a social reformer 
and Christian man, bat his influence againet U9 in 
Parliament, and, by the same rule, Mr. W^hite'o influ- 
ence in the Birmingham Town Council, arc both of 
them conditions in a conflict that are best avoided. 
For this reason w e cannot accede bo tlie request of a 
P.D.E.D, whoasks us to urge Good Templars to sup- 
port the election of Mr. Councillor White. 

" Ye?,"' said the senator *'eome of the most striking 
incidents in sacred and profane history are connected 
with the remarkable friendship existing between men. 
Take, for iostance, the affection of David and 
Jonathin. of Damon and Pythias, of Scylla aud 
Charybdip, and others of less renown." 

"The Blue Rinnox Army Gospel TEMPEHANcn 
Movement: Its Founder and it^ Work." By Frederic 
T. Gammon. With portrait. S. W. Partridge and Co.— 
This is a very interesting penny book. It gives a brief 
Account of the life of William Noble, the founder of 
the Blue Ribbon movement in England, with his 
portrait and autograph, and supplies an outline of the 
origin and growth of the mission and of the various 
services which are daily held to interest, attract, and 
benefit those who are made partakers of the blessings 
it bestows on its adherents. 

MnRiTEi) Rftort.— Madame D. had a magnificent 
cat; M. deC. amusid himself one day by killing it, 
for want of fomething elee to shoot. Madame D. 
paused to be set in her own house, and in the houces 
of her friend^ all sorts of mouse traps ; ani when 
three or foor hundred mice were caught, she had them 
put into a box, which was forwarded to Madame de C. 
«t hir country house. The lady eagerly opened the 
b:x herse'f, expecting to find in it some new I'lnrlrs -. 
the mice jumped out, and presently filled the house ; 
while at the bottom of the box was found a note 
directed to Madame de C. :— ''Madame, your husband 
haa killed my cat— I send you my m«ce." 


The writer of these lines attended the anniversary 
of the Alliance, in Manchester, on Tuesday last, de- 
puted by the G.L. Executive to be there in company 
with Bro. Scott. G.W.Co. Bro. Kempstcr, G.RS., was 
there also as hon. sec. of the London Anxiliary. 
and has returned to London in time to 
write a brief sketch of the proceedings. 

The large gathering of viiitors from all parts of the 
kingdom assembled at eight o'clock in the Free Trade 
Hall to breakfast, and at ten o'clock reassembled in the 
large Friends' Meeting Hou'c.wh-'re the Council usually 
meets. On entering the room Sir Wilfrid was most heav- 
tily cheered. After a lew moments forsilent prayer, Sir 
Wilfrid made his introductory remark?, which were full 
of humour, of good heart, and confident expectation. 
Then came the readiner of a summary of the report by 
the hon. Eec , Mr. Pope, Q.C . and its adoption. 
The president, vice-president, and executive committee 
were re-elected. Mr. Pope remarking that there had 
been some desire expret:S?d to enlarge the circle of the 
Executive by adding some gentlemen in different 
parts of the country. If friends in distant parts 
would, during the year, look round for gentlemen 
who had their confidence and could attend the 
weekly meetings of the Executive, their 
names would be submitted to the next council meet- 
ing, but hia friend Mr. Hoyle reminded him they had 
no fund from which to pay their expenses. It would 
eeem to us regrettable that such nn intimation as this 
should have been given, for it is rathi^r an admission 
of weakne-8 with a plain hint that no effort willbe made 
to repair it. Had Mr. Pope requested such intimations 
to be sent up with a view of a meeting of representa- 
tives in council with the Executive, say, once a yoar, 
it would have looked more like a siucere effort to 
meet an acknowledged necessity; buttheannooncement 
of Mr. Pope was more in the natare of a joke, and was 
evidently made " with a face arranged for the occa- 
sion.' Noserlous notice wag taken of the announce- 

The resolutions submitted to the meeting were 10 in 
number, the chief interest became centred on /the 
third, which read as follows :— 

Tbiit hnviii- rC'-aT<\ to tb.- iinmbcr iinil mn'riiitiiile of tho ovil^ 

— ^ocinl, raoiMl. luuiiioliticnl -cntigtantly ami iuovitably rc-nlt- 
ini: from tbe lifoiwM ^nlo of ititoxk-ntiiiir iKjanvs tbi^ roiim-il i- 
.K^>-plv coiiviiic.-.l tbat tbc /.■■i-\hirirr ..;//,y"r'-'"" of tbp trairu- 
biis iiowbiTOnie tbejrroate.^t .^ pn.UkMii of tbo a.-.^ iiu.l f»- 
,7. ^<,/,<rM„i ur-.?nt!v.l.'m.ina> apractU-;il m,>.-i>ure of l..'t>.-nnl 
/V../;<7'/7,'..<., or of efficient J.<"-nl Optl.uK 

This resolution seemed to offer a suibable opportu- 
nity for Mr. Alexander Balfour, of Liverpool, to bring 
under the notice of the meeting the scheme which he 
has now for some time actively propounded, that of 
eetablishing boards with full control of the liquor 
traffic — up to extinction. in their respective 
di'tricts. The Rev. Mr. Luodie, of Liverpool, followed 
Mr. Bilfour in the same line, and upan that gentleman 
resuming his seit Bro. Kempster rose, but noticing 
the president's glance towards Mr. Rapcr, imme- 
diately resume"! his seat, very greatly preferring 
to hear j\lr. Rnper on eo interesting a subject. 
Mr. Raper very kindly urged Bro. Kerapster to speak, 
but it was eminently fitting that euoh an authority 
as Mr. Rapc-r should deal with the question, both as a 
member of the ExccuMve and as one so welt able to 
reply to the arguments of Messrs. Balfour and Luodie. 
Mr. RipET dealt with the proposal in his usual 
masterly— may we not say magical?— style. It should 
be understood that all were speakini? in support of 
the resolution, which Mr. Balfour took to be quite 
capable of including the adoption of his scheme. 
More than that, however, Rlr. Balfour expressed the 
earnest hope that the Council would adopt a 
special and separate resolution embodying and 
approving 'his proposal. It i? not possible 
for us fairly to report the able reply, 
which Mr. Raper gave. The summarised report 
in the Manchester papers only gives an outline of his 
remarks. Ee faid that the resolution covered all the 
demands from the Liverpool reformers. The difficulty 
which affected them as a council at the point whf re 
Mr. Bnlfour and Mr. Lundie had expressed 
their views was this, that they could not 
be responsible for a licensing scheme. (Ap- 
plause.) He thought these fiiends should have indi- 
cated what was the licensing ."cheme they .supported. 
In general terms, they had heard that the demand 
was for local popular control, not for local control- 
that they had already in the hands of the magistrates, 
—but for local popular control. They would want', 
then , an entire scheme of elected boards, constitute! 
nsuch a way that they would have full power not 
ber of the houses, but 
1 the hours of said, 
der which the tale 
1 sanitary inspection, 
and 80 on. All that scrt of reform was coveredamply 
by this resolution, but it committed them to no 
detail?. (Hear, hear.) He maintained that their great 
work as an association was to go for Imperial pro- 
hibition. (Applause.) Mr. Lundie feared that we 
would die before it came to oass. Mr. Lundie's 
business as a Christian minister was to work with 
hope that what was right would be done now. 

only to deal with th 
he apprehended also 
wi'-h the conditions 
should take place, 

(Loud applause ) Were the Alliance to take a bill up 
to London and eay. "This is a Bill for regulating the 

tratlic' many old supporters would erase their names 
from the Alliance books or the ground that the 
Alliance was false to its principles. (Applause.) 
The old Spanish proverb.which spoke (i the m^n who 
washed his donkey's face as wasting hia time, was true 
of licensing. (Laughter and applause.) Every year 
increased his conviction that it was impossible to ic- 
form the licensing system. (Loud applauec.") And 
what they had to do was to fay to every man who went 
into Parliament that whatever the Government did 
in the way of altering the licensing syttem, the people 
must be given the power to get rid of the traffic alto- 
gether. (Applause.) 

Bro. Kempster being then called upon by the pre- 
sident, was well received. He said hia only reason 
for rising when he did was that he found it difiicult 
to keep his seat. lie did not want it to go forth that 
they had been 2lt years at this work and only reached 
tho stage of discussion whether the liquor traffic 
should be maniged by a bench or a board. Biillie 
Torrens, at the beginning of the conference, had 
stated their case : •' Let the whole thing be handed 
over to the people." He had no great preference for a 
boird over a bench . the oue, tor aught he knew, was 
quite as wooden as the other — (laughter and applause) 
— and, be it board or bench, wli it concerned them was 
that the people should have the power to prohibit. To 
him, boards or benches were but buffers to come 
between the will of the people and the prohibition of 
the liquor traffic ; and it was not their business to 
create these buffers. (Applause.) What would be the 
effect upon Government and the country if they now 
began to ask for licent-ing boards.' It would be said 
we had dropped our demand for prohibition as some- 
thing impracticable aad unattainable. (Mr. 
Lundie, " No, no,') Jlr. Lundie said no, but he 
would shew them the effect on Mr. Lundie'« own 
mind. He had read with great interest and respect 
the paper which Mr. Balfour gave the Social Sci-jno* 
Congr:'98 at Xottinghara. and he also read the a'ole 
speech with which Mr. Lundie then eupported Mr, 
Balfour's view. And what did Mr. Lundie say? 
W^hy he; told them at Nottingham that theirs 
was the practicable scheme, and thit in our 
cry for prohibition we were like so many 
children crying for the moon. Now he put it to that 
meeting — if this whs the effect of Mr. Balfour's 
demand on Mr. Lundie's mind, what was likely to be 
the effect on the Government and on the publ;c out- 
side, if we, as prohibitionist^, began to discuss the prin- 
ciple of licensing and to work for licensing boards, 
(Cheers ) The power of the people to say no was a 
pracUcable and reasonab'e demand, and it was within 
OBsy reach. He thought a more apt iUuetration 
could ba gathered from that foolish Yankee, Dr. 
Tanner, who had such a long fast. Did they 
remember how, towards the close, he held the 
melon in his hand, aud the excruciating 
descriptions in the papers of how longingly he looked 
at it, counting the moments ere he might bring it to 
\iU mouth. Wc had been waiting long, but the fruit 
was in our hands, if we would but put it to our 
lips. If Christian ministers like Mr. Lundie, and 
Chriatijn psop'e, and Temperance people would but 
vote right, local option would be cnrried at 
once. If only those thousands who wear the blue 
ribbon would bo true to their colours— tha ribbon 
meant more than abatainiug. it surely meant that by 
(Jod'shelp they would wage war against the drinking 
customs and drink traffic of the country — if all these 
would only be true and have faith in themselves 
and their principles aud their God, they could soon 
sweep away the liquor traffic. (Cheers.) The fruit 
was in their hands, the ball of prohibition was at their 
feet— they had only to kick it. Th-a voice of God was 
saying to them, '■ If ye had faith, aye. even as a grain 
of mustard seed, ye would say to this mountain of 
• misery, aud tmadness, and murder,' be thou re- 
moved, " and it should b3 done. (Prolonged ap- 

Wo give this sketch of Bro. Ketnp3''.er'3 speech 
because of the importance of this phase of 
the subject, and because we are vain enough to 
imagine that his wor Is will have a special interest on 
this particular subject for a large number of our 
read rs. When we add that Mr. Wbittaker, of Scar- 
borough, foUowcl Br J. Ksrapster in the same line, we 
n*ed hardly say that the question of licensing boards 
as a plaoic ia the Alliance platform was noi 
further advocated. Neither time nor space will 
admit of our making further notes of the pro- 
ceedings in this issue : but we hope to have 
more to say next week, and rueanwhile we would urge 
I lie more thoughtful and studious of our readers to 
obtain this week's AWaiu-c A>/r.v and carefully 
r'^ad for themselves the full report of the da^'s pro- 

Ot^GHT TO Know.— Teacher : What kind of a 
bird did Noah send out of the ark ?— Smallest Boy in 
the class (after a pause) : A dove sir.— Teacher 
V^ry well ; but I should have thought some of you 
big boys would have known that.— Tall Pupil : Please, 
sir, thac boy ought to know, sir, 'cause his father's a 
bird ketcher. sir ! 


October 23, 1882. 


"," It 19 most important that the reports appearing in tne 
official orfjan ehoidil ho accurate and impartial. As wo miiet 
rely upon roiuntarj aid iu furniehiug these reports, we trust tLc 
Bocretaries who, of course, arc always in possession of acnirate 
and full iufonnatioa, will forward us reports as early as possible 
after tho meetings are ended ; and that where the sccrotariefl arc 
unable to do this District and other Lod|?c3 will request some 
lirotlier a<xnistomed to such work to undertake tho duty, ileporte 
should bo aa brief as possible, consistent with ofBciency. 

East Devon.— Abbev-roatl Lecture Hall, Torquay. 
October 'J. Bro. CutcliiTe, D.C.T., presided. The report 
of the DC.T. dealt with the Temperance question locally 
and nationally. The D.S.J.T.. Bro. Geo. Hole, reported 
a memberjihip of .310 girls, 443 boys— total, 7-V). The 
]).S., Bro. A. Casley, detailed the individual position of 
the Lodges >n tho district the totals being— sisters, 404 ; 
brothere, 7r)7— total, 1,101. The D.T.. Bto. J. _H. 
Casley, reported tlui financial position of the district. 
Bro. E. Pike, D.E.D., alno reported. After luncheon 
a deputation of Juvenile Templars was received. 
The Juve-'iles occupied the officers' chairi^, and 
impressively initiated eeveral present into honorary 
membership. A deputation of Rechabitps was 
also introduced, who explained the aims and 
principles of tliis ancient Sick Benefit Friendly 
Society. A telegram of fraternal greeting was sent to 
the Monmouth District Lodge. A telegram of greeting 
was also received from Bro. Lose. D.C.T. {South Devon.) 
Bio. Bradden, P.D.C.T., was presented with a hand- 
somely bound volume ot Tennyson's works, purchased 
with the balance of cash subscribed for his testimonial, 
presented in June last. Bro. Bradden feelincly re- 
plied. The following resolution was adopted and 
ordered to be sent to the Premier, viz, "We, the 
members of the East Devon District Lodge LO.G.T., 
recognising the difficulty with which the Government 
have had to conterd during the past two or 
three sessions, believe that tho time has now arrived 
when it is their duty to give the country some relief 
from tlie burden under which it groans by reason of the 
traffic in intoxicating liquorp, and to introduce an 
a Government measure some effectual means of local 
option." The following was also unanimously passed, 
viz:— "That the District Lodge rejoices in the fact 
that our esteemed friends and Pa^t D.L. officers- 
Sister Bradden, P.D.V.T., and Bro. J. T, Avent, P.D.T. 
—are again able to be with us aftcrthc serious illncises 
they have undergone, and that we wish them a speedy 
and complete restoration. Letters of sympathy in their 
Berious condition was also ordered to be sent to Bro. J. 
Malins, G.W.C.T., and Sister Toake (Mary Chuich). 
Several resolutions were dealt with affecting the internal 
working of the Order. Exeter was selected for the next 
place of meeting. After tea a. public meeting was held, 
addressed by Eev. DeCorsil, chairman, Bros. Cutcliffe, 
Pridham, Revs. -Taylor,— Mundv, Bro. J. P. Uran, and 
fithers, music being rendered by the Blue Ribbon Choir, 
with or^an accompaniment. A large number of tledges 
« ere taken at the close. A special Lodge meeting was 
held, when six candidates were initiated, including the 
Rev. Do Corsil. The session throughout was well at- 
tended and a great success. 

North Devon. ^Ebonezer School Room, Barnstaple, 
September 28. Bro. John Coats.D.C.T., presided. All the 
Lodges in the District were represented and were re- 
ported to be in a healthy condition. The reports of the 
various officers were receiyed and adopted. It was re- 
ported that a new Lodge had recently been instituted 
in Barnstaple, and that the membership in the District 
had slightly increased. The financial condition of the 
Lodge was reported good — there being a balance in hand 
of £4 63. Id. The reports of the representative to Grand 
Lodge and those of the V.D., were i^resented 
and adopted ; and the Lodge afterwards proceeded to 
consider several matters connected with the good of 
the Order with a view to its consolidation in the District. 
It was resolved to invite the Lodges to subscribe tn a 
Mission fund, and so furnish means for further aggressive 
work. Bro. the Rev. C. E. Bonghton, of Colyton, made 
a special ofFei of 1,000 copies of tracts, written by himself, 
on the condition that they be sold for the benefit of the 
fund. This kind and liberal offer was accepted with 
thanks. Bro. D. Y. Scott, G.W.Co., presided duringthe 
afternoon and gave to the members some practical advice 
as to the efficient and successful working of the Order, 
North Tawton was'chosen as the next place of meeting. 
In the evening a public meeting was held in the Bridge 
Hall, at which Bro. J. Coats, presided. The meeting 
was addressed by Bros, D. Y. Scott, J. P. Uran, Captain 
G. Pile, Rev.C, E. Bought..n, and J. S. Spilsbury. A 
special Lodge meeting was held at the close, when seven 
were initiated. 


If yon sleeplessly toss on your pillow, 

And long: for a ?pace of repose, 
Just be still aa a tomb nr a willow, 

And think of the end of your note. 
See that never a thought goes to wander 

While softly your eyelideyou close : 
^ nd be sure that but one thing you ponder— 

AWj) your mind o/i ilw aui «f your iwh ! 

Tun Anti-Tobacco Society, says the Mrho, has 
justpassed a reeolution declaring that the inventor 
who would construct an apparatna for enabling any 
pmokcr to consumo his own smoke would be a bene- 
factor to Iho Society deceiving of substantial 
pecuniary reward. It dors not, however, offer any 
reward at present. 

Lodge news should be sent as early as possible, and 
cannot be received after Tuesday morning for insertion 
In tho following issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tuesday night, from which reports can he taken up to 
10 a.m. ou Wednesday. 


Camberwcll New Road.—" William Tweedie." October 
11. Pour initiated. One eister'deposited a* transfer card 
from William Tweedie Senior Temple, of which she had 
been seven years a member. Programme fnr coming 
Blue Ribbon Meetings discussed and approved. Paper 
read by Bro. Williams, " Trade Marks and Show Cards. " 

Dalstnn.— "Pioneer." Instituted September 27, by. 
Sister Browne, V.D. Six initiated and several joined 
from the Bedford, Victoria Park and Dove Lodges on 
associate cards. The Lodge is the lesultof the mission 
recently held here. 

Streatham.— "Hope nf Streatham." October .",. Tea 
and public meeting. Chairman, the Rev. A. Mc.C;>ig, 
supported by Bro. Charles Pinhorn, W.D.S., and Mr. 
(r. Parker, both of whom gave good practical sppeche^. 
Singing by the .Tuvenile Temple, conducted by Bro, .1. 
Edwards. Several names given in for membership; very 
sucressfid meeting. 

Hoxton.— "Hand of Friendship." October. 3. S..cial 
meeting of members and friends, Bro. Puttoclc presiding. 
Songs, recitations, and music. Refreshments. About 
60 present.— October 10. Paper by Bro. Macknight, on 
" The Origin and Nature of Alcohol.'' Bros. James 
Dobson, and Bro. Brown, Bedford Lodge, criticised. 18 
W.^TCHWOnns sold weekly. 

Gravesond.— "Pro bono Publico." Octnber 11. Busy 
session. Two initiated, and one associate. Arrange- 
ments made for a tea and Temperance meeting. Fraternal 
greetings sent to the Slashers Own Lodge, Ireland. 

Graveaend.— "Star of Gravesend " October 5. Open 
session. Stirring addresses by Bro. Hudson, West Kent, 
M. Bevan, Esq., and Bro. Herbert Brooks, of Grays. 
Several gave in their names to join the Lodge. 

Commercial Road.— "Pride of St. George's." October 
11. Public entertainment. Chairman. Bro. G, Ca?hway ; 
pianists, Bros. Sydney, Sheppard and Alexander Dick ; 
and the following also took part : Bros. A. G, Hill, 
Ncwnes, and Braybrook, and Sisters Cushway, O'DriscolI, 
Braybrook, Martin, Boyce and Miss Lydia Van Dyke. 
Crowded hall. 

Wood Green.— " Loyal Alexandra's Pride." October 11. 
Fifth anniversary tea and public meeting at the Tem- 
perance Hall. Bro. Will. Ashton, P. L D., presided at 
meeting. Bro. (i. Everest, W.S., read report, which 
shewed net increase of six, and a balance of over £4. The 
Chairman gave e. brief but earnest address. Mr. 
Cozens and Bro. Welsford wern the other speakers, 
.^ongs, &c., by Sister A. Cook, A. and E. Close, and 
Jennings, Bro. Elms and others. Great success and 
promises to jnin. 

Chelsea.— "Gro-svenor." Octiber 13. Lodge open to 
the public. Bro. S. Thomas, W.C.T., presided. Songs 
and recitations by Sisters Ainstead, Stevens, Kiraber, 
sen., Bros. Norton, Steel, W. J. Thomas. \V. Kirk, F. 
G. Colbeck. Pianist, Miss Asteil. Bro. W. McAllister, 
L. Deputy, explained the Order. Two initiated after 
ireeting, also eeveral names for membership. About 100 

Sutton" ExceUoir." October 13. Sub area meeting. Bro. 
Robinson. D.S.J.T., presided. Six initiated. Bro. Robinson ' 
addressed the Lodge, pointing nut the advantages of 
Juvenile Temples. Bro. Parish, V.D., also addressed 
the Lodge, Di.«cussion on the vote for vote policy. In- 
teresting meeting. About 80 present. 

Oxford Street. — "Cambridge." One proposed. Prizes 
presented to winners in singing contest. Visited by 
Scotch members. The following entertained the Lodge :— 
Bros. Ross, Cormack, Cromarty, Anderson, Reourn, 
Flett, and Sister Coslcy. A most enjoyable evening. 

Peckham.— " Peckham." October 13, Officered and 
entertained by sisters. Sister M. B. IMote.W.C.T. Songs 
by Sisters Mansfield, Buck, and Daglish. Recitation by 
Sister Pilcher. Reading by Sister James. Bro, King 
reported lis. Id. profit on entertainment. Bro. Stevens re- 
ported lis. 3d. on Pound night. Two initiated, two re- 
admitted, and three proposed. Pleasant session. About 
."jO present. 

East Dulwich.— "Desirou"." October .S. Service of 
song, "Buy your own cherries," prc-pared especially to 
bid farewell toBro.the'Rev. J. A. Soper.BaptistMini.-^ter, 
who is leaving for Australia. Connective readings by 
Mr. Soper, who was presented by Bro. Colburn, W.C.T,, 
on behalf of the Good Templars and Temperance friends 
with an address, andabeautiful Gladstone travelling bag; 
he suitably responded. Songs by Bros..Tenkins,Price,and 
Mr. Chanter, and Sisters Mote and Daglish. Very 
pleasant and successful meeting. About 38 blue ribbons 
at close,— October 5. Brother.s surprised the si.sters by 
presenting the Lodge with a beautiful Bible stand and 
cupboard combined. Throe members initiated, one by c.c. 
—October 12. Lodge officered by Peckham Lodge. One 
initiated. Pleasant session. Lodge progressing. — 
October 12. Visit of Bro. Hodge=«, D.E.D. East and Mid- 
Surrey, and Bro. Hamley, W.D.S. South Devon. 

Bloomsbury.— " Prideof Soho," October 14, Pleasant 
.^eseion. Lodge entertained by members, &c., the public 
being admitted at nine p.m. Good attendance. 

Commercial Road.— "Mile End." October 3. Visit 
of the Mariner's Friend Temple and entertained by them. 
October 10. Discussion of paper by Bro. W. Hill on the 
best means of obtaining and retaining new members. 

resolved to remove the Lodge to Christ CIr.irch school, 
Watney-street, and also to m'et on Saturday evenings 
instead of Tuesdays.- October 14. First night in new 
room. Very pleasant evening. Members well pleased 
will; room, entertained with songs, &c., by Bro-. PoUitt, 
3ill, and Hunt, Sisters Agnes and Braybrook. Refresh- 
ments provided by Sisters Butcher and Harvey, to whom 
a cordial vote of thanks was accorded ; also to Bm. and 
Sister Fletcher for a present of 10s. to the Lodge funds. 
Vi.^it from Bro. Rains D.C., who was affiliated. One 

Shore.litch.— Open air meeting on Sunday, October 15, 
at Triangle, Hackney-road, and was addressed by Bro. 
Marr (Freedom), Bro. Dennis (Bedford). Bro. Bolt 
(Dove), and members of Colombia-road Mission, and 
well attended. 

King's Cross,—" Excelsior." October .'►. Pound night. 
Committee appointed to look after tho?e who had signed 
the pledge during the three weeks' mission. — October 12. 
Four initiated. Selections from popular authors by 
Bro. Strachan and Bro. Turley. Sister Conner, a song. 
Very pleasant sessimi. 

Chiswick.— " Gunnersb'iry," October 13, Public 
meeting ; 180 present. Bro. Haylelt Bird, P.W.O.J. 
Jose|jh Livecley Lodge, Preston, presided. Songs, dia- 
logues, and recitation by members and officers of Well 
Done Lodge. Brentford. Addresses by Chairman and 
Bro, Lambert, V.D. Six promised to join, four initiated 
at close. 


Heato.n MoHRrf^s.- " Unity and Conord." October 10. . 
Surprise visit of Convention Executive. Short practical 
addresses were given by Bros, h, J. Jones, C.Co., 'W. 
Hanna, C. Sec, J. H. Musk, CM, Pleasant and profit- 
able evening, 

BOONOB.—" Good Samaritan.*' October 2. Tea and 
entertainment ; 50 sat down to tea, and full room for 
entertainment, readings, songs, recitations, and piano- 
fortesobs. Rev. Taylor presided. Number of members, 

LivKurooL,— "Truthful." October 10. Half-yearly tea 
meeting and concert ; 270 present at tea, and over 300 at 
tlie concert. Bro. Thornthwaite, T-.D. presided. First ap- 
pearance of Lodge choir, conducted by Bro. J, Edwards. 
The soloists were Bros. C. Lucas, G. H. Edwardb, 
Smith, Thomas Dean, and J. Edwards, and Sisters Dean, 
J. Edwards, Thornthwaite. C. Lucas, and R. Edwards. 
Deliirhtful evening's entertainment, and an acccisiou to 
the Lodge is ex|)ected. 

M.\nnini;tree.— "Hope of Essex." October 3. Ex- 
perience night. One cindidate iintiated. Profitable 
evening.— October 10. Bro. A. McWilliam", of Ipswich, 
presided. ExchauKe of presents. Bro. H. Mackley, 
W.M., elected L,E.D. Fair attendance of members. 
Plea'.ant evening. 

MANCHE8TBii.— "Faithful and True." September 28. 
Open Lodge ; entertained by Siwters Millwood, Harris, 
and Pickrell, &c. Good attendance.— October 5. Bro. 
A. Dukes, from Hope of Worksop, gave a few worda ; 
and "pound night." 

HAitTLKPOOL.—" James Rewcastle." October 10, Vi^it 
of Star of Hope Senior and Juvenile Temples. Spelling 
Bee. Interrogator, Bro. E. Oliver, W.D.S. ; adjudicator, 
Bro. James J. Woods, G.^V-Sec. Fourteen competitors. 
First prize, Eliza Moore ; second, Michael Macdonald, 
One re-admitted on c.c. Members subscribe 2i. weekly 
to District Mission Fund. 

DoNCASTKR.— "White Rose." October 11. Public 
meeting. Visit from 21 memb?r3 of Don Lodge, 
Mexbro'. Programme by Sisters Hunt and Kelshaw, 
Bros.Haigh, Pilling. Addy, Bedford, Elliot, Day, Brown, 
Bumby, Sisters Williams and Turner. Coffee supper. 
Several names given in for membership. Bro. CJ. Haigh 
presided, and Sister Haigh accompanied on the piano. 
Room crowded. 

Scu.vTHORPK.- "Hope to WMn," October 11. First 
banquet; Bro. King. W.C.T. presided. Singing during 
the evening, and addresses given by Bros, Rev. S. Cutts, 
R. D. Lockwood, T. Gleadle, and Mr. R. CreflSll, and 
Mr. Hollinswcrth. Large attendance. Good meeting. 
Lodge prospering. 

Wakefield.- "Determined Workers." October 14. 

Bro. J. S. Wilkinson, V,D., presided. Public entertain- 

nt, by Bro. A. Marsh and party of members and non- 

mbers oE readings, recitations, cornet solos, and 

melodies. Good attendance. Pleasing entertainment. 

Lodge flourishing. 

CiiRisTCHURCH.— "Hope of Twynham." September 2!l. 
Visited and addressed by Sister Grimwade, of Ipswich. 
—October 4. Fruit banquet. Very pleasant and well- 
attended session.- October 11. Blue Ribbon meeting. 
Addresses by Bros. J, Green (chairm«n) and J. E. Lane, 
Rev. J. M. Mountford and Mr. G. H.Warren. Collection 
in aid of the Orphanage. 

BBrnHTON. — "Advance Guard." October 13. Visit of 
the Lewes Castle Lodge. One initiated ; refreshments 
supplied. Surprise night was proceeded with. Several 
songs, recitations, &c., were rendered. Roars of 
laughter at the " surprises" given. Thoroughly enjoyable 

LisifKARD.— " Liskeard." October 12. Bro. William 
Henry Husband, L.D. and W.D.S., &c., read a number 
of his own poetical compositions. Great attention was 
given to the reader, the poetry included bearing on 
Temperance, &c., interspersed with attractive music by 
the members. A very pleasant evening. 

E.xKTER.— " Abraham Lincoln." October C. One ini- 
tiated, one restored. Deputies' night, every office filled 
by D.G.W.C.T.'s. Bro. J. H. Casley, W.D.T., presided. 
— October 13. Six initiated, two proposed. Lodge 
library opened to members for the first time, Bro. A. B. 
Myeri, librarian. Interesting essay by Bro. J. Gorfin, 
L.E.D., on "Daniel." Bro. Gorfin was heartily thanked, 
Bro. Denham. "W.C.T., in chair. 

ExRTEB.— " Matthew the Miller." October 12. Lodge 
opened at 7 p.m. Two initiated, others proposed. Lodge 

October 23, 1882, 



a<ijoarned at s, to join with other Lmlges in the city in 
carryinfT on Uoppcl Temperance meeting in the Mission 
Hall, Splendid meetini;. Bro. Avery in chair. Good 
singinf?. iSister Harris presided at harmonium. Seven 
fi-^ned the pledge. The Lod^'e resumed business at 9.30, 
when four of tho^e who signed the pledpu were proposed 
for membership, 

Spknntmoou.— ''Triumph of Hope." October 11. 
Committee appointed to arrange lor Temperance sermons, 
Ac, during Mission Month. Essav. Bro. J. U. Oliver, 
W.C.U: readintr; Bro. Miller ; address, Br<.. J. W. 
Sykea. W.D.Chap. Sister H. E. Thompson, W.D.D.Tr., 
wa« al-to present. Pleasant session. 

Thlulhv.— "Stability." Oct )ber 13. Social rt'nnion ; 
50 present. One initiated. £4 9i. fid. paid into " Ob- 
struction Defence Fund" ; costs being fc") U. 8d. Speeches, 
r^inging, recitations, and readings. Pleasant and profit- 
able evening. 

CmcHKsTKB.— " Girded Loins." September 27. Visit 
of the Bognor Good Samaritan Lodge. Solos by Si-ter 
GroenBeld, readings by Bros. Cox and Collier ; and recita- 
tion by Bro. Heard, W.C.T. Pleasant session ; good 
atteudanco.— October 4. Devotional meetin". Prayer 
"IFered by Bros. T. Janman, Steam, and L. Janman.— 
October fj. Coffee supper and public entertainment. 
Programme of reading, recitations, hoIo?, quartetts, and 
gleci by members and friends. Abnut 120 present; 
chairr.ian, Bro. Carter. W.C.T.— October 11. Visited 
and addressed by Bro. Wood^, H.D. of Southampton. 
Capital attendance of members. Five candidates pro- 

M.VNcUKsTEit.— "Pioneer." August 21. Paper read 
by Bro. T. Underwood : " Curious Incidents and Say- 
ingi." .Bro. J. H. Musk, V.D.. offered a few remarks 
on the paper. —August 2M. Fiower niglit. The sisters 
presented their bonquets to the brothers, and *■/'■'' rtrnfr, 
each recipient having to make a short speech on flowers. 
Very pleasant ses-M-m.— September 4. (Jue^tion box. 
Two military brothers of the 24th Rpgiment were present, 
one of whom gave a recitation. — September 11, Amusing 
and instructive readin^M from the Watchwohh by Bros. 
T. Nash, J. S. Gavin, J. G. Tolton, W.D.Sec, E. K. 
George, and T. Broadbeut.— October2. Visit of tlie Faith- 
ful and True Lodge. Bro..T.^riIl-?,L.D., presided. Songs by 
Sister Anhworth and Bro. Cleave ; readings by Sister 
l*eel and Bro. Pickering ; short address by Bro. J. H. 
Musk, V.D. Enjovable session.— October !). Public 
meeting and entertainment. Chairman, Bro. T. Nash, 
W.C.T.; pianwt, Sister Briganshaw. Songs by Si-iters 
Baker and Mclntyre, and Mr. H. B. Law ; recitations 
by Sistera Peel, Crackles, and Bros. Pickering, E. K. 
Goorg9, and T. Underwood ; stirring address by Rro. H. 
.T. Jones, W.D.C; pianoforte duet by Sisters Hidakis 
and Hrig.mshaw ; TomperAnco dlali:?up. *' Raising the 
Win.I," by Sisters E. .Goodwin, M. Pickerill, E. Mill- 
ward, and Bros. E. K. George and T. Underwood con- 
cluded the programme. Koom full ; very enjoyable 

Nrwhavrn.—" Guiding Star." September 27. Dia- 
logue night ; ona initiated and one on c.c. Two dialogues 
were given; one entitlel "Matrimonial Cmtraats,'' in 
which Bros. C. J. Blackman and ii. P. Gibb:^, and 
Sisters A. Bulman and M. A. Balcombe took part.— 
October 4. Public tea and meeting; a goodly number 
present. T. Fuller, E^q . presided, and Mr. T.Jones, 
from London, gave an address. After the meeting a 
novel c 'ffee supper was provided, to which about 100 
members and friends sat down. — October 11. Pound 
night. One proposed ; good attendance ; Lodge pro- 

Newport (Mon.)— "Tabernacle Excelsior." October 9. 
Four initiated. ICujoyable sesdon. Recitation. Bro. 
Long. Heading, Bro. Richards. Speech and song, Bro, 
James (Bristol.) Decided to give an entertainment at 
Iiiswerry, for the purpose of organising a Lodge there. — 
October 13. Entertainment at Liswerry. Chairman, Huntley. Accompanist, Miss Amelia E. Itawkes. 
Very pleasant meeting. Recitations by Bro^. Wallace and 
Richards. Songs by Siatefii Binning and Jonei, and Bro. 
Jones. Reading by Bro. Irving. Short address explan- 
atory of the Order by Bro. B. T. G. Richards, L.D. One 
signed the pledge, .and the application for charter was 
duly filled up. — October l(i. Four initiated, one pro- 

fosed. llecitation competition. Prize won by Bro. 
'rice. Star of Newport, 

BumiiTON,— " Withdeane Cmrt.'* October 12. One 
re-obligated and one proposed. Lodge progressing 
slowly but surely. Programme of son^r^, recitations, and 
short addresses by members of the Withdeane and Carl- 
t 'n Union Lodges. W. Richardson g^ve a stirring ad- 
dress, and Bfo. ; Vinlas recited very nicely. Bro. 
Bromley a song. Sister Adie a song. A most enjoyable 

WALroN'-cr5i-FKU\STowB.— "Pioneer." October 13. 
Singing and recitation competition. Singing Ist prize: 
a copy of "Kempster's Shakspearian Autograph Album," 
given by Bro. G Vidall, won by Sister F. Brown ; 
2od prize, a double silver badge, given by Bro. .7. S. 
Hodges, won by Bro. J. Fisher. Recitations 1st prize : 
an ivory paper knife with views of Felixstowe, given by 
Bro. E. Wink, P.W.C.T., won by Bro. J. Sawer ; 
2ad prize : a writing case given by Bro. William La 
Fargvie, L.D., won by Sister F. Brown. Committee to 
arrange programme for coming quarter appointed. 

GiLLiNr.HAJf.— " Tredway." October 9. Public tea. 
.Seventy partook. ExDerience meeting. Rro. J. Deeks, 
V.D., preside-!. Addresses by the Chairman, Bro. 
Groves, L.D., Bro. Hiacock, S.J.T.. Sifter Decks, and 
others. Melodies by the members during the evening. 
Sister A. Deek. presiding attlie harmonium. The Lodge 
opened after the meetin?, and Five initiated. Successful 
meeting. Thirty Watciiworus sold weekly. 

LiTTt.KHAMrTON.— "Try Again." September 27. 
Floral night. Splendid collection of flowers. Four 
initiated. Lodge well attended. October 4. One 
initiated. Address by a Bro. from Windsor Templar 
Bee. Very interesting and instructive. Prizes won by 

VoBK.— "The Frieni." October 16. Usual monthly 
session, when several important items of budncss were 
gone through. Letters were read from various raembirs 
and friends at a distance, soine of which containe<l 
cheering news of candidates waiting for initiation, when 
a session can be held in Lend >n. It wa; arranged to 
Iiold the next usual session on November 13 at Darling- 
ton. A special session was arranged for November (» 
at York. Bro. J. Wilson, from Kuareboro' was received 
on c.c. About nine o'clock the membership were a^'ree- 
ably surpriied by a visit from thii White Rise Lod^e, 
about 20 or 30 members of which came in a body to see 
the ncv Lodge, being the first fraternal visit the Friends 
has received. Bro. Glaisjer, W.C.T., welcomed the 
visitors in a very appropriate speech. After an earnest 
exhortation from Bro. WiUon the Lidge was closed in 
due form. Number present between .50 and tiO. 

Deviz s.— "John James Fox." October 13. Good 
attendance. Bro. John Smith, D.CT. of Wilts preseiit, 
and delivered encouraging aadross, as did Bro. Bannis- 
ter, of Workman's Borne, Highgate. Fraternal greetings 
cordially reciprocated. Vote of condolence passad with 
relatives of the late Bro. Serjeant G. Herridge, A.H.C., 
who died whilst returning from service in the Egyptian 
campaign. Degree of Fidelity conferred upon eleven 

Kingston-on-Thames.— "Hu:;h Bourn." October 10. 
One initiated. Tea provided by Bro. Winter, sen , 
P.W.C.T., to celebrate his 47th birthday, and in honour 
of Bro. and Sister Lewis's firstborn. Pleasant and 
enjoyable evening. Two proposed frr membership. 

Saxdown- (Isle of Wight.)-" Fountain of Hope." 
October 10. Social tea and meeting. Visit from tli 
Vectis Lodge, Slianklin, who entertained the puhli 
meeting. Bro. Brown and Sister King gave two very 
interesting addresses. Bros. Warder and Green, read 
ings ; Bro, Jones, song ; Sisterj Hawkias and Castford, 
duets. Bro. W. Miller, of Fountain of Hope Lodge, 
gave an encouraging address. Bro. W. Downer, L.D., 
presided. A go )d number present, and a pleivsant evening. 
Bro3. Harwood, Wliecler, jun., and Yarrow. One 
initiated. Octobar 11. Impromptu speeches. 

Wick.— "Hope of Wick." October 12. Fir^tmeeting 
for nine weeks owing to several members having loft the 
neighbourhood, and not enough to carry on the Lodge. 
Six members of the "Try Again" Lodge, Littlehanipton, 
gave in their names as associates. 

North Shields.— "Olive Branch." October 10. 
Public meeting under the auspices of the Diotrict Good 
of Order. Attendance good. On the motion of the 
D.C.T., Bro. James Brown, Bro. Lambert Giay, one ot 
the oldest menberj, was called upon to preside. Ad- 
dresses by Bio.. Rev. Joseph Kinion, W. D. Chaplain, 
and Thomas Hudson. Songs and recitations by Sisters 
Wigham and Grundy, and Bro. Callesen. Capital 

Liverpool.—" Hope of the Empire." October 10. 
Tenth aimiversary. Tea meeting and concert which 
were largely attended. Bro. J. B. CoUings, D.Co., 
preside.!, and gave a speech on Good Templary. t*ro- 
gramme of vocal and instrumental music rendered 

Bristol.—" Morning Star." October 13, Paper by 
Bro. Davis, "Reminiscences of Te.Tiperance Work 
During the past Fifty Yeard." Very able and interestint.' 
paper, and induced a spirited debate, well sustained by 
Bros. A. T. Perry, Watson, and Murphy. 


Belfast.— " Extreme." October 13. Fraternal visit 
of Erin's Fint, Bro. John Stewart, G.S. J.T., explained 
the principles of the Juvenile Order, whereupon it was 
decided that a Juvenile Temple be started in connection 
with the Lodge, and a committee was appointed to make 
the necessary arrangements. Address by Bro, R. S. 
Hume. W.C.T. ;readin-,'s by Sister Wilkinson, S.J.T., 
Bros. J. Stewart, P. W.C.T., and M. G. Hum, W.M. ; 
songs by Bros. Thornton and Brown. Thirty-seven 
initiated during quarter. 

BBLb-.iST.- " Erin's First." October 23. Fraternal 
visit from Wilberforce Lode;e. Address by Bro. Shippo- 
botliam ; songs by Bros. McAlister and Moore ; Sisters 
Swan, Dunlop,aiid Brown ; readinftS. Bros. Lawis and 
McKnight, and F. Shippubotham. Pleasant session. 

Belfast. —A new Juvenile Temple named the "Equal 
Right''," was instituted on October 3 by Bro. John 
Stewart, G.S.J.T., and is under tlie supervision of the 
Wilberforco Lodge, and promises to be very successful, 
34 members have joined, Bro. John McKnight is 


Gilijn-(;m\m.— *' ^fedway Liglit." Oct. 10.— Visit of 
the Christmas-street Wesleyan Band of Hope. Ex- 
cellent programme rendered. Mr. Page, presided. The 
singing was led by Mr. Davis. Bro. Hiscock, S. J. 
Temple, Bro. Wheel, A.S.J.T., Bro. Giles, Bro. Clarke, 
Siiter Cann. Honorary Blembers were also present. 
Miss F. Wickliam presided at the harmonium. A very 
enjoyable evening. 

KoRSHAM.— Anew Temple, "Hope ot Horsham," was 
instituted on October 5 by Sister Ruth Jones, D.S.J. T, 
with nine .Juvenile and four honorary members. October 
12. Fourteen members initiated and two honorary mem- 
bers received, with several names given in for member- 
ship. Sister H. M. Carter, superintendent. 

Camberwell,-" William Tweedie"( junior and senior). 
October 10. Public entertainment, assisted by Sister 
Beverton, S.J.T., Bro. Ashnrst, S.J.T.. Bro. S. R. 
Rolfp, G.S,J.T., presided. The children contributed 
bouriuets of flowero. Long programme of song's, recita- 
tions, &c., to a large meeting, was rendered. Bro. Kolfe 
ddressed those present on the Juvenile Pledge. Several 
applications for membership. 

Stkatforp.— October 11. Star of Stratford instituted 
ith 26 juveniles and eight honorary members, by the 

DS J.T.,Bm. J. P>. Fin:h. aisistelby the S ip?rin^on- 
deuti and members of the Sunshina apd Star of Cmnm;; 
Town Temples. The Timpte is uffiliAtad to the Bjacou 
I*ight L )dge. 

BiiiGUTOX.— " Brighton." October 11. Public meet- 
ing ; fairly attended, Bro. J. W. Randall, D.T., 
preside 1, and an excellent programme was carried out. 
The United Templar and Temperance Choir, conducted 
by Bro. M Holloway, rendered sslactions during the 
evening, Bro. George Steven ion preiiJol at the hirm- 


A letter from Bro. Wilson, G.W.S , of Virginia, dated 
September 15, asks that six or eixht copies of the 
Watchword maybe sent him weekly as several of 
their members wish to subscribe for it. 

'I received a pimphlet from Siater C. Impey." ho 
say^ '-Bhewing- the grounds taken by our tru« and tried 
friend-;, relative to the re-union of two contending 
branches of our Order, I eudorse every step taken by 
them, and every person whohisau honest heart, and 
wish to treat every man aa a man, would cndorao tlio 

God is our helper, theroforj we mu3b suocesd. 


The members of Pioneer Lodge, at Mold, recently iield 
a social which there was much congratulation 
at the success of the G.L. The Reception Committee 
reported a balance in hand, after paying all expenses. 

Bro. tliQ Rev. T. Evans, G, W.C.T., has issued an ad- 
dress to the members, urging them to take as their motto 
the words of Joshua, "Go in to possess the land !" He 
bids them "Go forward, "and there is every sign that this 
will be done. 

Bro. T. Parry-Jones, of Newtown, the first G.W.V.T. 
of the English G.L. of Wale?, not long since was wedded 
to Miss Evangeline Milsoin, amid many signs of the 
esteem of Ids fellow townsmen. 

The Order never looked so bright at Llanelly as it does 
just now. Mora than 1,000 members bcUmg to the 
Lodges and Juvenile Temples. A large TemperanQp 
choir has recently been formed. 

Bro, Rev. D. JLi. Hooke, P.G. W.C.T., vi>ited Tredegar 
on October 7, and ad.iressed a well attended public 
meeting in the Market Hall. The Lodge in this town 
is looking up. 

At Tondu, in South Wales, a correspondent says :— 
" The sleepy members are waking t> fresh vigour, and 
those that were almost deid to new life. Sixty members 
were present at the session on October 10. 

Bro. the Rev, Joseph J. Cooper, recently appointed 
G.L. Lecturer, has become the pastor of the English 
Congregational Church at Cor wen. We are glad to 
say this will not interfere with his lecturing arrange- 

The D.L. for North Glamorgan has held its annual 
session at Merthyr Pydvil, when the officers for the year 
were chosen. It was agreed for each Lndge to appoint 
members to investigate and report cases of breach of the 
Sunday Closing Act. 

Tlie East Glamorgan D.L. met at Cardiff. 
Excellent arrangsments were made to assist Bro, 
ths ]lev. J. J. Coope, in his visit to the district. 
A special committee is to follow up his meetings and see 
that the fruit gathered is not lost. 

West Glamorgan Session at Swansea was most en- 
couraging. A brother who attended it reports the resus- 
citation of several Lodges, and add^, "Good Teraplary 
bids fair to regain very soon its popularity." 

The D.T-. for Mon. and East Brecon assembled a 
Crickhowell. The officers' reports were cheering, an in- 
creased membership was reported, and plans were adopted 
for the further extension of the Order in this district. 
The G.Lndge of 1.SS3 will meet at Brynmawr. 

From Carmarthenshire cood reuort^ have not only 
reached me from Llanelly, but also from Carmarthen, 
where the Lodge has re-started, and from L'.angennech, 
where a new Lodge has been instituted. 


London Temperance Hospital. — Amount received 
during the week ending October 14, 1882, I.O.G.T, 
Loage, Sunninghill, 10?. 6d. 

I keap silence at many things, for I would not 
mislead men, and am well content if others can find 
satisfaction in what give^ me offence. — Goethe. 

A lady, observing in company how glorious and 
useful a body the sun was—" Why yes, madam," said 
an Irish gentleman present, "the suu is a vefy fine 
body, to be sure; but, in my opinion, the moon is 
much more useful ; fur the moon affords us light in the 
night-time, when we really want it ; whereas we have 
the sun with ua in the day-time, when we have no oc- 
casion for it." 


OcTOBEfi 23, 1882. 

C.W C.T.— Joseph Malins, 1 Grand Lodge Offices 
G.W.Co.— D. Y. Scott, V 18, CoDgreve Street, 

G.W .Sec— James J. Woods, ) Birmingham. 
G.S.J.T.— S. R. ROLFE, 46, Paolet-rd., Camberwell, S.E. 

Naval District. 
D.C.T.— Jamks Rae, Maiket-place, Reading. 
W.D.S.— Capt. VV. H. Puipps, 25, Lee-park, Lee, S.E. 
D.S.J.T.— J. Butler, 39, Prince George-street, Portsea 

Military District. 
D.C.T.— Henry Robertson, » 3, Elizabeth-cottages 
D.S.J.T.— Mffl.A.RoBEBTsoN, i Shooters HUl, S.E. 
W.D.Sec— P. Hawthorn, 10, Whitehall-pl., London. 


A special FO^sion of the G.L. of England will be held 
on Honfiaj, October 30, 1S82, in Ht. George's Hall 
Liverpool, for the purpose of conferring the G.L. 
Degree upon candidates qualiried iu accordance with 
the regulations (jiven below. Th- rr-r}'>ntial Com- 
mtttee will sit from 4 to 5 o'clock. an<l tec Ht-eree will 
be conferred at .'J p m. Members already in possession 
of the G.L. Degree will not need Credentials, but can 
work their way to feats by means of the unwritten 
work. Members mnet be provided with regalia. 

Lodge Deputies can obtain credential forma by apply- 
ing to the AV.D. Sec, Bro. R. W, Kirkns, 123. VauxUall- 
road, Liverpool ; cr of the G.W. Sec. 

Qualifications of Grand Lodge Degree.— (^0 
Past and Acting Deputies of the G.W.C.T. (,b) Past 
aod Acting Superintendents of Juvenile Templars, 
(r) All Third Degree members who have completed 
three terms as elective officers of Sub-Lodge or Degree 
Temple, (d) Members of three years' Third Degree 
Branding. Candidates most, however, be District Lodge 
members, unless they are ordinary members of foreign, 
military, or naval Lodges ; or are seamen or soldiers ; 
hut in all cases they must be Third Degree members. 
Only such of these as have not forfeited their Degrees 
or their qualifying titles, by expuleion, withdrawal 
from the Order, or violation of pledge, are eligible for 

A parcel of twelve Gospel Temperance Hymn 
Books, for u'le in the Subordinate Lodge, will be sent 
to any Lodge Deputy makiug formal application for 
the same. 

Stati-stical return forms, passwords, etc., for Novem- 
ber quarter have been sent to all District S-crctaries 
whose refurne and tax are to hand for the quarter 
ending August 1. 

Tax, for (luarter ending August I, received during 
the week : — 

;C p. d. 

Oct. 11.— Cornwall, W 1 IJ 11 

11. — Lincoln 7 C .'..', 

12.— Northumberland (balance) Id lO" 

12— Middlesex 'JO 

12.— S'off.^, E 3 t; n 

13.— Hereford 1 ]i 5 

13— Backs 1 IS 

1 1.— Lancashire, N.E 1 12 4 

It.— Yorks, Cleveland G 13 G 

17.- Cornwall. E 3 10 7 

17.— Durham, N rj 11 10 

Returns and Tax wanted from Cumberland, W : 
Derby: Norfolk; Yorks, E. ; York', N.W. Balance 
tax and returns wanted from Lancashire. S,W. ; Middle- 
sex ; and ba'ance of tax from Surrey, E. and M. 

Jas. J. Woods, (Hod.) G. W. S. 
G.L. Offices, 

Congreve-street, Birmingham. 


New D.S.J.T.— Sister Mise Charlotte Gray, :..->, Rue 
Dambrugge, Antwerp, hos been comrais-ioned D.S.J.T. 
for Belgium. Reports for quarter eiding August 1. 
have been received from (;2 aistriet". These report n 
membership of 21.721 bov^, 22.GG8 girh — 47,."l»2 ; os 
against 24,710 boys, 21,000 girls— 46,310 on May 1, 
shewing a net increase of 1,SS2 members. The Dis- 

tricts whose returns are ptill outstanding are :- 
S. Durham, Herts, Mili'ary, Suffolk, Yorks— Central. 


Hope of Stonehouse, Stonehouse. S. Devon. 

Crystal Streamlet Newport Monmoutl 

Star of Stratford Stratford 

Samuel R. Rolfe, G.S.J.T, 
4."i, Paulet-road, London, S.E. 


The Grand Lodge Executive held its meeting oo 
Friday, October 13, 1882, at the G.L. OfficeB, Con- 
prove-Ptreet, Birmingham. There were present. 
Bros. D. Y. Scott, Acting G.W.C.T. ; Brow. J. Kemp^ter, 
G.ES.; S. R. Rolfe. G.S.J.T.; Sister M. E. Docwra, 
G.W.V.T. : James J. Woods, G.W.Sec. ; J. Glaisyer, 
G.W.Tr. ; and J. WaUhaw, G.W.M. 

The meeting opened at '.'.30 a.m., when the minutes 
of the previous meeting we'-e read and confirmed. An 
apology w.i^ read from Bro. Rev. H. J. Boyd, 
G.W. Chap., stating his inability to attend, consequent 
upon the arrangements for local mission work being 
in his hands. 

Deputational Reports.— The following were 
presented and adopted : — 

The G.W.Co. had attended the Crystal Palace special 
session ; Jubilee and Exeter Hall meetings ; Eiat and 
Mid-Surrey D.L. ; G.L. annual session of Wales 
(English); D.L. at Gainsborough; meetiogsatMileEod- 
road, and South Metropolitan Hall ; G.L. annual session 
of the Channel Isles ; meetings at St. Neots, Exeter, 
Barnstaple, Torquay, Preston, aod Northampton. 

The G.W.Ch. liad attended the North of England 
Temperance League's Conference at Bishop Auckland, 
and the Lincoln D.L. se'»sioo. 

The A G.S. had attended the annual meetings of the 
Western Temperance League held in Gloucester. 
The G.ES. had attended the D.L. session of E^sex. 
The G.W.V.T. had been present at the Suffolk D.L., 
and aggreffate meeting of members at Ipswich. 

The G.W.S. had attended a public meeting at 

Quarterly Accounts — The G.W\S. submitted the 
quarter's account^ including abstracts of the various 
items of receipts and expenditure. 

QuARTEULY RETURNS.— The G.W.S. reported the 
memberphip on August 1, the districts unre- 
ported being as follow : — Cumberland W., Derby, 
Lancashire, S.W., Middlesex, Norfolk, Yorks, E, 
YorkP, N.W. 

Special G.L. Session at Liverpool ou Monday, 
October 30. — Appointments were made for the attend- 
ance of officers at thiseessioD. 

Charter Suit. — Further correspondence was sub- 

Monmouthshire D.L. and G.L. of Wales 
(English).— The G.AV.C. reported that the latter were 
oppossd to the two Lo^iges located in Monmouth, 
working under their jurisdiction, being ceded to ths 
D.L. of Monmouth, which claim them. It appears 
that one of the Lodges is in favour of the cession, 
while the other has not taken any action. 

Resolved that the D.L. be informed that in accordance 
with their resolution (adopted by D.L. on November 23, 
1874), tlieLodges located in the parishes of B^^dwilltry 
and Abengstrath had joined the G.L. of Wale.", and 
in face of such a resolution, this Executive cannot, 
without the consent of the G.L. of Wales, alter the 
arrangement thus come ti. 

Trad: Manager's Report.— This was submitted, 
reporting there-issue of Bro. Rev. James I^Iackeozie's 
tract on the Order ; of the free issue o£ hymn-bjoks 
to Lodges formally aj^plying for the same ; of a steady 
sale of the badge, and other matters. 

Suggestion in Relation to the Badge. — A 
communication was received from the Ash V »le 
Lodge, No. 3,010, asking that the badge should be 
i--BUed in the form of a ring, especially for the use 
of military members, who were not allowed to use 
the badge in any of the forms now issued. The 
Executive were, however, unable to accede to this 
suggestion, seeing that the probable demand would 
not meet the cost of proJuction. 

Office Arranghments. — Modifications as to 
office arrangements were considered and resolved 

Handbook for Use in Juvenile Temples.— 
The G.S.J.T. reported on the Series of Lessons forming 
a handbook for J.T. examinations, and explained that 
the illness of Bro. Rev. F. Wagstaff had retarded the 
preparution of the first section. There was reason, 
however, to expect the publication to be ready by 
November 1 . 

Juvenile Templars' E\a:iiination.— Resolved 
that prizes be offered to the value of £20 in books, to 
be selected from the catalogue of the National Tem- 
perance Publicaliou Depot, to the successful com- 

Publication of Juvenile Templars' Catechism 
-The G.S.J.T. reported on the conference held in 
Exeter Hall, and its recommendation to reprint and 
issue ihe Juvenile Templars' CT.techism (which 
originally appeared in the Jni-fnilc TrmpJe lierirw), 
after being revised by Bro. Rev. James 
Yeamee, who would probably add questions and an- 

swers upon the subjects of profanity and gamblingf. 
Resolved to adopt the recommendatioa, and remit 
its ciirrying out to the G.S.J.T. 

May Returns of Juvenile Templars.— The^e 
were still incomplete, owing to the non-receipt of the 
returns from South Durham, the net increase npoa 
those reportiLg being. 1,^05. 

August Rl:turns of Juvenile Templars.— The 
.".0 districls reported shew a gain of 1,050 members on 
previous quarter returns from the same districts. 
Those unreported are Darhim, S., Ilant?, N.. Herts, 
Lancashire, S.W , Milioary, Moomouth, Saffjlk, and 
Yorks, Central. 

J.T. Charter Supplies.— Resolved that in future 
a gavel be .sent with J.T. Charter supplies. 

Health of G.W.C.T.— The Executive havinjr learnt 
with deep regret of the continued illne^i of Bro. J, 
Milins. G.W.C.T., resolved upon sending him a 
sympathetic message : also that the warmest thanks 
be tendered to Bro. D. Y. Scott, G W.C , for so elfl* 
ciently fulfilling the duties of the office. 

Next Executive Meeting.— This was fixed for 
Birmingham on Friday, December 8. 

Anniversary Meeting in Exeter Hall.— A 
donation of i; 1 was ordered on behalf of the 
expenses of this meeting. 

Monthly Accounts were submitted, examined, 
and cheques drawn in payment for the same. 

Prize Essay Competition. — A letter was read 
from the D.L. of Essex, asking that the three best 
papers in each district be forwarded for the national 
competi'.iou; the«e to be divided amongst several sets 
of adjudicators who shall choose the best three ia 
their respective batches to be examined by the final 
adjudicators. Resolved that as the arrangements are 
made and published, the Executive cannot comply 
with this request. 

Wine Impostures.— A letter was read from Bedford 
Lodge, No. 134."j, thanking the Executive for the ex- 
posure of sham winrs advertieed as non-intoxicating ; 
the question of analysing other wines advertised as 
non-intoxicating, wa^ referred toG.W.C. and A.G.S. 

Juvenile Templar Pictures. — A letter was read 
from the R.W.G.S. stating the cause of the delay in 
the iesoe of these pictures. 

Isle OF Man G.L. Annual Session.— In reply to 
an application for a deputation, Bro. A. E. Eccles, 
P.G.W.C.T., was appointed to attend on November 
l.">, at Castletown. 

Bro. Malins' " Temperance Movement *' in 
" Epochs and Episodes of History." — Resolved that 
the G. W.Co. speiiialty draw the attention of the mem- 
bership in his next circular to this compreheDsive 
article. The a*-ticle is to bs issued separately in 
cheap and attractive form by the publisher?. 

Mission Work. —A free grant of tracts was made for 
special mission work in the East of London. 

Immediate Transfer of Military Lodges. — 
Letters with enclosures were submitted from the G.L. 
of India, and from the G.L. of Scotland. 

Cry.stal PiLVCE Fete. — Report an to future ar- 
rangement-? ba=ed on resolutions adopted at the 
conference, held on the 11th inst., was submitted and 
agreed to as follows :— That this Conference of R-'pre- 
sentaiives of the Band of Hope Union, National Tem- 
perance League, and the Independent Order of 
Good Templar^ will make no arrangements for any 
fotes at the Cryttal Palace unless the directors of the 
company undertake, without requiring any pecuniary 
compensat'on or guarantee as to the number of 
visitors, that no alcoholic drinks shall be sold at the 
bars within the palace, or iu the grounds on the 
days that may be fixed upon for such fetes. 

That, in order to secure greater harmony in the 
arrangements in connection with the annual Tem- 
perance Fete at the Crystal Palace, it is undesirable to 
hold more than one such fete in each year, and pro- 
vided suitable arrangements can be made with the 
Crystal Palaci and railway companies, we agree 
(hat the next fete shall be arranged by the 
United Kingdom Band of Hope Union, we undertaking 
■-.o do all in our power to render such fete succesefal. 
That any arrangements respecting future fo'es be con- 
sidered at a conference to be held not later than 
OctoV'er, 1883, tuch conference to be called by the 
I.O.G.T., upon which organisation shall devolve (if 
they so wi:<h) the carrying out of the fete following 
that of 1883. 

Westmoreland.— A letter was read from the D.C.T, 
respecting the state of the Order in that district. 

Various other matters having been dealt with, the 
Executive adjcurued at 8.30 p.m. 

Jas. J. Woods (Hon.), G.W.S. 

G L. OfBces, 

CoDgreve-street, Birmingham. 


THE NEXT SESSION of this Lodge will 
be held at South Pl.ach Ch4PKl, Finsbury, on 
Saturday, the 28th October, at 6 p.m. sharp. 
(Signed), J, H. Retallack-Molonky, 

Woithy District Secretary. 

OcTOBEE 23, 1882. 



Unfermented and Uninloxicating, 

Imported asd Prep.ibed by 




This Wine ia a combination of the freshly- ex pressed 
juice of the finest grapes grown in the vineyards of the 
Alto-Douro, with the Extract of the best Peruvian Bark. 
The Wine, being li^nfermented, retains all the Nutritive 
and Medicinal qualities of the Grape unimpaired ; and the 
Extract of Bark is so prepared as to retain all its active 
priocipies while eliminating the nauseous and inert 

Most valuable as a TONIC and STOMACHIC in cases 
of EXHAUSTION from Over.vork, Severe Illness, or 
long-continued indulgence in Intoxicating Liquors. Also 
in Intermittent Fever, Neuralgia, Indigestion, and nil 
ailments arising from defective nutrition. 

Prospectus, giving full particulars of dose, &c., post 
free on application. 

This Wine is highly approved and frequently prescribed 
by Dr. B. W. Kichardeon, F.K.S., and Dr. Norman 
Kerr. F.L.S. 

Price 40i. per dozen. A Single Bottle, 33. 6d. 

To be obtained direct as above ; from Mr. Wright'^ 
agents ; and, by order, from all respectable Chemists and 

Bristol Agent.— Mr. JohnWeeley Willis, Temperance and 
General Provident Insarance Buildings, 97, Ashley Road 
St. Barnabas. 






All who wish to preserve health, and thus pro- 
long life, should read Dr. RooKx'sANTi-LiNCET, 
the Handy Guide to Domestic Medicine, which 
can be had GRATIS from any Chemist, or POST 
B'KEE from Dr. Rooke, Scarborough. 

Concerning this book, which contains 172 pages, 
the late eminent author, Sheridan Knowles, 
observed . — ' * It wiU be an iiMdculahle boon to f.vcry 
person who can read and think." 

Is specially recommended by several eminent Physician^ 
and by UK. ItOOKE, Scarborough, author of the "Anti- 

It has been u*ed with the most signal success for 
Asthma, Bronchitis, Consumption, Coughs, Inllue\iza, 
Consumptive Ni^ht Sweats, Spitting of Blood, Shortncbs 
of Breath, and all Affections of the Throat and Chest. 

Sold in Bottles, at Is. 9d., 43. Gd., and lis. each, by all 
respectable Chemists, and wholesale by JAMliS M. 
CROSBY, Chemist, Scarborough. 

Cifi^Invalids should read Crosbys Prize Tre&tue cu 
"Diseases op the Longs and AiB-VB:38BLa,"a oo^ oj 
which can be bad Gratis of '*L' Ohemiats. 


New Feather Beds at Half-Price. 

Af.;„n,il,u;i„l if iin! .,i,i.r„n,l. 

Nearly 10,000 Beds Sold in Three Years. 

Samples ot I'eathers, Ticking, &c.. Post Free. 

Beds sent direct from Boston, Lincolnshire. 

have now, at great expense, erected new and im- 
proved Steam Machinery for washing, purifying, dusting, 
and diying Keatheis. T.'iis has placed us in a position to 
meet the wishes of numerous inquirers for a che.-ip and 
Rerviceable Bed, we have therefore decided to offer the 
following or any other sizes of Beds at reduced _ price of 
iJd. per lb., inclusive of every charge, carriage paid. 
No. 1.--SINC.LK BED, BOLSTER, and 

PILLOW, Uft. Sin. by 3ft. (iiii., weighing £ s. d. 

401bs 1 10 

X... 2.— DOUBLE BED, BOLSTER, ar.d 

TWO PILLOWS, Oft. tiin. by 4ft. 6in., 

weighing 501bs 1 17 


TWO PILLOWS, Oft. 6in. by 4ft. Cin., 

weighing "i.Mba 213 


liOLSTEl!, and TWO PILLOWS. Gft. 5ft., weighing C-51b" 2 8 9 

The Company s-tiU continue to supply their celebrated 
Royal, Windsor, Palace, and Cottage P.eJs at Is. per lb. 
Packing and Wrapper Eree with eacli Bed. 

Thocsands of Testlmonials. 
All orders must be accompanied by cheque or P.0.0. 
(which may be post-dated ten days to ensure delivery of 
good.), payable to Mr. T. SMITH, LonHou Agent 
of the Lhicolnshire Bedding Company, l."i, Wijie Office- 
court, Fleet-street, London, E.C., where Specimen Beds 
may be seen. P.0.0. payable at Ludgate-circus. 
Cheques crossed City Bank. 


Annual X Town Members, Two Guineas. 

Sufacription 1 Country Members, One Guinea, 

With no liability beyond the Subscription. 

The premises contain every requisite for a Club, and 

have, in addition. Two Automatic News-trAnomitting 

Instruments, for all General News and Stock Exchange 


There are about 700 Members, and the Committee are 
prepared to receive 200 more nnmin^tion''. 

Any gentleman wishing to join the Club oliould apply 
at once to the Manager or Secretary for Nomination 
Papers, Rules, &c. 

The City Club, bein^ nituated in one nf the most central 
localities in London, offers special facilities for gentlemen 
visiting London on business, for appointments, address 
for letters, Ac. 

JOIIX M. COOK, Sole PuorKiEiOR. 

A MILD but 






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I>ROF. .4jMI>UE'S ALiPIIVE: choik. 

Peumanent Address :— 

No. 1 CO.MPANT— 

Now on a tour in Lancashire and Yorksiiirc 

No. 2 Company— 
Now on a tour in Scotland. 


A FRIENDLY SOCIETY, E.staWi^hed 1847. 

Sickness, Life, Aimuity, and Endowment Assurances, 

Treasurer— SAM UEL MORLEY, Esq., M.P, 

Dire-tors- Mr. EDWARD SMITH PRYCE, Chairman.Mr. JOUN 



Bankers— B-ank of England. Actuary— A. G. Fiulaison, Esq. 

41 000 a.ssnrancv-s bivvo been registered, £184,800 p.iid in 
Ijenclits, £S!,0UO saved .and invested according to law, £10,000 
added as bonuses to life and sicknew policies, and £8,000 surplus 
certified by tlie Aotnarv. 

Loudon OHice— 2, Albion-place, Blackfriar: 
The Directors have appointed Agencies in i 
England, and are prepared to appoint other Agenc 
Papers of information may be had gratis from 

GEO. B. WOODS, Secretary. 

any parts of 


^ i:. XT e: is, X :b ^ o dm 

T E A S , 

In sealed packets. 1 besc Teas are readily bought by Members of 
the Army and Friends of the Tomporaneo Movement. 
Apply for particulars to GEO. BEAUMONT, 81, Southwark- 
street, London. 



Cheapest house in London for Picture Frames of every 

description. Photographs, Certificates, &c., framed in 

all the latest designs. The trade supplied, 




0, Fgerton Street. Alemitdra Park, MemcUester 

Can supply any quantity of Pledge Cards at 4s. 3d. 

per 1,000. 

Sample card sent free on application. 


By on entiroly NEW TREATMENT. 

ByEdicin W. Alabo^>e,M.D.,M.n.C.S.,Eng.,F.Ii.M.S., 

Lynton Ilinise, nU/kbuiy Quadrant, London, A'. 

Illustratod by the cure of 60 cases, pronounced 

absolutely iuouniltle. 

Of Author, 28. 6d. Small Pamphlet. Post Free. 



13, E.G. 

ORPHANAGE. Marion Paiik, Scsbort-os-Thames.- -For 
necessitous Oi-plian Children of Total Abstainers. Contributions 
earnestly solicited. Collecting Cards and any information may 
ho obtained from the Hon. Sec., Mr. Edward Wood, 9, Kings- 

down-yillas, Wandsworth Comnj 

, W. 

C3 The Largest, Cheapest, and Best Hymn Book, for Temperance Ciioirs, Good Templar Lodges, Juvenile 
55 Temples, Bauds of Hope, Blue Eibbon Meetings, &c., is the NATIONAL TEMPERANCE HYMNAL. 
Z3 Eleven Editions publislieJ. For Catalogue and Specimens of Words and Music send six stamps to 
^£ 1 G. H. Gbahah, Maidstone. 


niufs' Children's Powders Prevent Convulsio 





g For Childi-eu Cuttiuif their Teutli to prevent Con vtiU ions. 

Ch (Do not coutttii Ciilomel. Opium, Morphia, or anything iniurious 
^ uteuiler babe.) 

>< SoU in Stamped Boxes, at Is. 1 Jd and :is. 9d. (groat saTinp) with (uU 
rfj lUrcctious. Sent post free for 15 stamps Direct to Alkbeo 
^ Feshisgs. WdstCowoa, I.W. 

^ Reid FEN'NING:^' EVEttf MOfUElfS BOOK, which oontoiis 
*• vaiuahle hints on Fejdin^. Tdothin;?, Woaiim;, Sleeping, ic. Ask 
?uur CUL-uiLst fur a Fkkc Oop;. 



H Sol 1 i 

at U. I'l. a:ir.2!. 9d., witb direct 
. t fr,-,. for r. .f.iui.s. Direct to 
Ii.khed I'l»M.S-GS, Wost Cow«s, I.W. 

Tbe lai 8.wt size lioscs. 2<.!)d (U slam|is. post tree) 
:onta.n Inree times tbc <ia.uitit> of tlio small bnxe.i 
ontpost free. 1.1 stamfis. Direct A Kkm,i(i.,8. 

West Co 

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October 23, 1883. 



Qnflrter One Line Is. Cd. Two Lines 3s. Od. 

Half-Year „ Ss. Od, „ 6a. Od, 

Year Ss. Od. „ lOs. Od, 

Subscription fl me; commence at ony dftte and miiKt be pre-paiJ. 
Post Office Orders payable to Juhm KEMPsrER, at "Ltidgat^N 
circus "office. 

Ccrrespondents sboiild always state on what niglit the Lod^e 
meets. When no hour is stated the Lodge niecta at 8 p.m. 

11 ON DAY. 
Ark of Safety. St. .lolin's Sdi., WadLlinc-st., Walworth. Jnv. Tem. 6 
Bannerof Peace. Industrial li:v.,Clark'ii Bus .Broad-st-.Bloomsbry.S.lS 
BelgraTO. Pimlico nnc.iiis. W^invitk-sr.. PimliPO, P.W. 
Cltv of London. Aklcrstrrite Schnols, 181, Aldersgate-st.. E.C. 
Chiswlck. Mission ligom.FriiKcr-st.. De\onshire-r(l..CliiswlcU- 7.30 
Eastern Star. Schonl. Sp?edinc"s Gardens. Ln-A-er North-st., Poplar 
Henry Anaell, Temp. Hall, Chnich-passnpc. Cross-street, Islington 
Hampstead, Gratitude. I, Welb-lJiiildinjis, inBli-''trcet. 8.15. 
OTftnRC Branch. Congl, School-rm.| Oranye-at., Lcicester-sq. 8.15 
Eegina. British School-room, Kentish Town-road 
Hose. St. Tiiomas' Schoolrooms, Bnroness-rd.. llackney-rd. 8.15, 
Seven Sisters. Holloway Hall, HoUoway-rond, N. 
South MerropoHtan, South Metro, Temp. Hall, Blackfrlars-road 
Star of Kiclimond Hill. Temp. Hall, Church -M-alk, Richmond 
Vulcan. Temperance Hall. Cmss- street, Blackfriars-road 

Albert Bond of Brotherhood. St. James's Schl.-rm., Hatcham. 
Fen vicke date IJaptistl. Mission-rm.,Clive-rd,,Lwr.Nonvood 
ichley Excelsior. Prim. Metli. Chfipel^Eoat End, Finchley 

Jabez Burns, Lecture Hallj Church-street, Edgware-road, 
Marlborough, Chapel Scli.-rm., Marlbro*-sq.. CollcEe-st.. Chelsea 
Star of Sydenham. Bible Chratn. School, Wastdale-road, Forest HiU 
Star of Sydenham. Juvenile Temple do. 

British Queen. Coffee Tavern, Hiah-strect, Kensington 
Crown of Surrey. Welcome Hall, Westow.street, Upper Norwood. 
Crystal Fountain. Temperance Hall, Cluirch-walk, Richmond. 

Jehovah Jireh. Lockbart's Cocoa-rni8.,161, Westminster Bridge-rd 
* King's Messenger. St. George's Sch., Silvcr-st , Nottinp-hill-eate 
Margiu-et McCurrcy. Sydney Hnll, Leader-street, CliMsea. 
New Cross Excelsior. Prim. Mcth. Chapel, Napier-st., Deptford. 
Pride of Isledon. Essex Hall. 45, Essex-road. Islington. N. 
St. John's Islanders. Hn.ird S.liool. GkMi-;ill-rnad, Cnbitt-town. 
ictoi-y Won. Wesleyan Sdi.-iin. JIitiisUt Turk Ch.ipel, Fnlham 

Albert. 47, Institute, Wilkin-street. Kentish Tow;:, N.W. 
General Garfield. Pnradlae-toad School, Clapham-road. 
Gtesham. Cnllee Hall, 3lil, Coldharbour-lane, Brixtou. 7.S0 
Heart's Content. OK, Neal-strL-et. Long-acre. W.C. 
James McCurrcy. Bedford HI!.. Upijcr iManor-st.,King's-rd., Chelsea 
King's Cross Excelsior. US, Ki[i;:s Cios-.road. near York Hill, 
Military Brothers. Temperance Hall.Caroiine-street, Old Kent-road 
Palmerston. Drill Hall, St. Gt-orge's-r.l., Wimbledon J Temp. 6.45 
Pride of RatclitT. Friends' Meeting House, Brook-street, Ratcliff 
Shahesbury Park. Tj'neham Hall,Tynebnm-road, Elsey-rd. 8.15. 
Tottenham Holdfast. Red Hoose, High-road, Tottenham 
Victory. Prim. Meth, Sunday School. Unioq-road, Rotherhlthe 
West London Pionc er. Temp. Hall. Chnrcli-street, Ed,fware-road 

Bedford. Friends' Institute. Wheeler-street, Spitolflelds 
Coverdale. E<Ui burpli Castle CofTee Palace. Rhodeswell-road, E. 
Groirenor. Tectot^il Hall. George-street, Sloane-square, CUelsea 
John Bowen. Alliance Hall. Union-street, Depiford. 
John Bnnyon. Goat Coffee Tavern, York-rd., Battersea, Jnv, T, 6.30. 
John Cllttord. Danntlcsa Hall, Lisson-grove. 8.15 
Long Acre. Thitetleld. Lecture Hall, WUson-street 8,30 
Ptckham 6. Albert Hall. Albert-road, Peekham Juv. Temple. 6..30. 
South London. Bible Christian School-room, Waterloo-road. 8.15 
Workmen's Home, Board School, Langdon-road, Jiiucti;n-road, N, 

Cambridge. St. John's Lecture Hall,Cambridge-at., Goldon-sq., W. 
Comer Stone. 93, High-street, Poplar. E. 

George W. Johnson. Trinity Sch,, Cariisle-Ia,, Westminster Br.-rd. 
Lincoln and Garfield. 234, Hit;h Ilolborn. 
Mile End. Christ Churcli. Watney-st., Commeiciui-rd., entrance 

Pride of Soho. Industral Hall. Clarke's Bldi., Broad-st., Bloomsbury 
" well's Hope, Stockwell Institute, Stoekwell-road. 8.15 



-Invincible. Norlli-cnd ciub-fm.,"Nurthgatc. 7. 
Dover.— Loyal Habort de Burgh. C.-\roline-placc. 7,3l) 
ExETEB.— Oddfellows' Hall, nanipfvlde-strect. 
EpaoM,— Home Circle. The Mission-room. High-street. 
Habborne.- Excelsior. St John's Schools, iligh-street 
Lancaster.— County Palin, ,. i. I n - ;, Friarspns. 7.30. 
Mamcuester.— Pioneer. < _ ^ ,,Ui.r.Brook-Bt. 

Northallerton.— Battle i. I :. - , r.ui. H.ill. 7.30 

Ti'NBitiuoK Wells.— WfK.M,. \\ , i niivc Tavern. 7.30. 

VESTNOR.-l'ndercliff. Tciu;>o.ik,l Ih.u:. s.15 p.m. 
Vabmoutb.— Northgalo. North Mission liuom, Caistor-road. 7.30 

Bii;MiNoiiA« — Sandford Mmlel. St. Savb^nr'^ P.-li , Farm-st. 7.45 
BhiGiiTON.— Urightelmstone. Sus^-'.-r Mi-i..., i|.,)l K.i;.. 
CamBhid»jB.— Loyal Cftmlir.dff*-. Jn.v.niiiL- m i i i inin.i ,s.l5. 
CARSHALTON.— Carshnlton Rainbow I , i Mili-lune, 

CoLCirESTKR.— First lisse.T. Asscmli.. ■ !r.(.t, 

KXKTEK.— The Hope cf Excler. Ku-i.n. r i , ,,n 

FOLKKiToNE. — CiCsar's Camp. lO.i'.l. II. iH, I -nuii'' street 
OtiiiLFSToN.— Stnr of Gorleston. TempemiUL' il jII, Ui-ti-st. 7.45. 
I —Good Hope. Bethel, INKlncy-nmil, 7.45 

nru.T (A^blon-un-Lvne).- Hope of Huist. Whitworth-st. 7.30 
IvLn.-Ivcr ValediLtion. Infant SchoL.I-rfMjm, 7.30 
LE(rEt;TBR.— Exceleior, Chailca-stroct Scliool-room, t.aO 
MANcnESTER.- Tower of Reftige. Prim,Mcth.Si liool.Upper MoHS-Ianc 
" ~ -Temple of Peace. Borough Arms, Bedford-street 

Siieibhess^h-Sia. — ThonnaaQathrie. EbenesterSch., Marina town 
St. Leovardb-ow -Sea.— Warrior. Genslng Hill. 8.1.S 
SumfiNoinLL. — Sunningdale. Mission Hall. Snnninchill 
WoKiKQ (Surrey).— Gold (worthy. Infant School-rooni,,St. John's. 

Aldershot.— Dhil-Khushia. Mrs. SlovohVs School, Albert-rd. 7.30 
Astok-Uni>fr-Lysp, -Ashtoo'sHope, Tom, Hall, Chnrch-st. 7.15 
Barrow-in-Fursess — Furnesa. Temp. Hall, GreenKate. 7.80 
IlATn.— Cotterell. St, James' MIss.-rm , \i.'« ji-|:-.stn-'jt, Old Bridge 
Brentford.— Lord Clvde. The Capo, lliuli ^tn ,'S Hm ntfunl 
Camiiridce,— Hone of New Town. V.'>^\ >ri, nl, in .'ll-n. 8.15 
CiiicnEsTER.— Girded Loins. Infants' n> U. o: nn . lM..<i-st. 8.15. 
Great YARMooTii.—Rniiliam. Congl. Ml-i..ii-runrii, Kunliam. 7.30. 
Hertfoiid.- HopGof Hertlord. Mia-in.lliiU.r.utrhrrlv-i^n-.Uaihvay-st. 
HrLL.— Alw/n"; Active. Lower i'nion-slr<;ct CUib. 7, SO. 
iPawicn.— Ltfo-bo,it. Tanner-lane Missinn-rnom. SAf, 
SBF-FFfFi o.-Xcthrr. N'cltKT Svhool, Nnrfolk-.slrcct 
South \MC!..v - vi,.,>„i,- i .o.G.T. Hall, Ascupart-strcct 
SoL'TDhM ' -1 ^ '. I N-^pcrandum. British School, High-street 

TRANMh I'll- .1 I ilL-amofSimBhIn8,Mia8.Ho.St.Paul's-rd.7.30 
Ti'Kniai . M too Late. Wes. Miss.-room., Gds. Stn. 

Wkimui i; ( >. 11. i, iiiiicrance Hall, Park-street. 7.30. 
WistiErii.-Ciaikj^on, Lcctnro-room, Public Hall. 8 
WOLVKJtUAUi'TOiJ.— Guthrie E Simple. S.Mark's S-r.Darlington-st 

ALTRiNcnAM.— Crusaders, Islington Arms Coffee Honse, 
ARDwrcK.- Faithful andTn\e. Co-operative Hall, Downing-st. 7.30 
BATH.— Weston. Gospel Hall, 7.30, 
Bi " ~- - - ■ 

Burton-on-Trent,— Equal Rights. Thfl Cafe, Hominglow-street 
Canterbury,— Stephen Langton. LO.G.T. Room 6 High-st. 8.15 
Darlington. — Advance. Congreg. Sch.-rms., Union-street. ". 
Exeter, — Abrara Garfield. Church-rooms, CburcU-strcot, Heaeitrce. 
FxETER.— Matthew the MiUer. Pioneer Westgate Coffee Tavern 
Folkestone. — Love and Unity. Templars' Hall, Tontine-street 
Gbavesend.— Star of Gravesend. Public Hall» New-road 
Great Yarmocto, — Bethel, Mariners' Chapel. 7.30 
HoL'NSLOw,— Hope of Hounaiow. Oddfellows' Hall, High-street 
Liverpool.— Star of Promise. Free Church Schl.-rm.. Russell-st, 
Leeds,— Nil Desperandum, Svintoun-st. School-rm. (off North-st.) 
March ester.— City. Temp. Hall, Stanley-st.| Dale-st., Piccadilly. 
Milton. — Safeguard of Milton, Coffee Tavern. 7 
Portsmouth.- Templars' AUianco, Victoria-st. Schlrra., Mile End. 
Portland.— Ark of Safety, Maidenwell, 7.30. 
PENOLETON.-Hope of Sslford, John*st. Hall, John-st,, 7.30 p.m. 
Rainham (Kent).- Garden of Kent. Ivy-street Chapel 
Ri'GHY.— Hope of Rugby. Campbell Coffee Tavern 
SnUFFiELD.— Pennington. Friends' Scli.-rm.. Meeting House-lane 
SrALDiNc— Hand in Hand. Temperance Hali, The Crescent. 8.15 

Birmingham. — Central, Albert Chambers, Pjiradisc-strcct, 7,30 
Brighton,- Advance Guard. Congl. Ch. 8ch.-rm.,LeweB-rd, 
Btiistol.— Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-street. 7,46 
Bi ky St.Edminds.- Star and Crown. Friends' Meeting House 8.30 
CASinniDcB — Whiteticid, Lecture Hall, Wilsou-st., Lons Acre. 
CiiALVEY (Slough). -Pride of theVilinge. Temperance Hall, 7.30. 
Devizes. — John Jnme" Fox. Larirc room Friends' Mtg. House. 7.45 
Exeter.- Abralmui Lincoln. 1>.& E. Coffee Tav., 101, Forc-st. 
Folkestone.— Saftxuard. Templars' Hall, Tootine-strcet 
GriLPFotiD.— Guildford. Ward-stn-ct Tempcmnce Hall. 8.15 
Hereford -True to the End. Cuffee Talace. New Market-street 
Kisii's Lynn.- Hope to Prosper. Foresters' Hall. 
Leicrster.- John Williams. London-road School-room 
Lowestoft. —Welcome Cocoa Tree. 7.30 
Salford.— Hope rif St. Bartholomew's, St. Bartholomew's School, 

Tatton-sh-eot, 7/M'. 
SiTTiNGBouKNE.— Triu-tv Star. Trinity School-room, Pembury-st. 
TCNBRiDCE Wells.— Silent Dew. Fdly. Soc's. Hll., Camden-rd. 
Walton-cdm-Felixstowe. — Pioneer. Cc-operative Room, 7.30 
Weymocth.— Hope of Weymouth. Temp. -Hall. Pnrk-st. 7.30 
Winchester.— Itchen Valley, St. Maurice Hall, High-street 

Barrow-in-Furness.- Hope of Ban- ,w. Temp. Hill, Greengate. 7. 
BiBuiNGHAM.— Nil Desperandum. Richardson's Rm., Farm-st. 7.30 
BniERLY Hill.- England's Pride. Temperance Room, High-street. 
Ipswicn.- Pride of Ipswich. Temperance Hall, High-street 
Shirlev.— Rosebud. Readtng-roomj Shirley, near Croydon. 
WiNtiiESTER.— Celer et Audax. St. Maurice Hall, High-st., 7.ra. 

Belfast.— Erin's First Gition-street Lecture HalL Friday 
Dublin,- Crusade, Town Hall, Rathminea-road, Wednesday 
PtiuLiN,— St. Caiherlno's, School-room, Thomas-court. Tuesday. 
■\Vaterford.— MiKpah. Protectant Hall, Thursday. 7.30. 


DoDGLAS.— Primrose, James-street, Market-place, Thursday. 


Grand Lodge of South Austr..Ua I.O.G.T. 

K. W. G. Lodge of the World, 

Members of the Order emigrating to South Australia will please 

s addri 

a of the G.W,S.— A.Thomas, F.C.S., Greaham-s 

Adelaide, S.A. 


Antwerp.- Britannia, Nt. 1, Mariner's CImrch ond Institute, 

Avenue du Cominorco. Wednesday. 7.30 


Hong Kono.— The Hong Kong. A.C., Fletcher'8-bdgs.,Qneen's-rd. E. 

SiNOAPojiH.— Star of the East. Near Tomperance Star. Friday 

Malta.— Knights of St, John, Vittorio^a, Monday. 7. 

Townsville,— Northern Star, No, 5. Masonic Hall. Monday. 7,30 

Cape Town.— Exeelsior. Templar Hall, WodneKday, at 7.30. 

; (late P.peudroop). - Euveka.DutchCh.Seh, 
r Spa IN.— Templars' Hall, Brunswick-square. Thursday. 7 


snor,- Ry. Bine F., 32, L 2nd Bdc. R. 0. Inft.-sch. Tucs. 7.SC 
4M.-Kod While b Blue. I.O.G.T. Hall, Old BrompU)n. Sat, 

NiMh---— striinccr-'jMir I'ilirrims' I.Oil-e. No. 'J 1, C,Tnth Regl, 

s Jiii.L,— Cbiquc J,lU.3,kli/.bth.-col3,, Red Lion-1, Wd 7.3o', 
.— Sons of Mars, "Gnai daman" CofT. Tav,.Bnck, Pal,-rd, Th 
crn.- Pride of the Navy Sailors' Rest. Tuc-sday 
Gravel-lame, E.— Caraeroniaiu First, W. 23. Sat. 7, 


CORBEsroNDENTS are r(y]nGstofl to noUco the following inatmc- 
feionfl in (orwarding items of news — 

AddrosB, Editor, tSooD Templaes' Watchwobd 3. Bolt^:ourt, 
Fleet-Btreet, London. E,0. 

As our sp.ace is limited we can only insert a /tie Unfi in re- 
ference to any meeting, and are compelled therefore to exclude 
unnecessary details, and matters of merely local tnlerelt ; names 
should be used snaringly, and written plainly, 

columns are made up on Wednosdays, all 

matters intended for publicatiou in the current number should 
reach this office by Wed^i^sday morning at Ute lultil. 

•T.P. — Not quite suitable for printing. 

J.C;.— We do not know of any such book. 

A.C. — Wo had received a report of the meeting you 
send ere yours arrived. 

iJuoisTio. — We do not answer questions of law. 

A.L.U. (H.M.S. "Superb''). The Certificates are sold 
out. Can we send yon anytliing else foi the stamps? 

P.W.C.T.— Wliilst we cordially sympathise with your 
object we do not think it politic to over-abuse our smoking 
brethren. Arguments and facts against the practice we 
readily admit, but your condemnation is not likely to win 
converts. Our Lodge-rooms do not smell like public- 
houses, but smoking is not prohibited by ovtr obligation or 
laws. Much discretion is required in dealing with the 
sul.jc;t. _ 


Births, Marriages and Deaths are announced at the 
following rates : — Twenty words Cd. ; every ei.t word 
additional, 3d. Two initials count as one word, whether 
prefixed or affixed to the name. 


Cbawfokd— Smith.— At St. George's Church, Battersea, 
Oct. 15, by the Rev. T. Lander. M.A., Bro. Geo. 
Crawford, P.W.C.T., to Sister 'E. M. Smith, W.D.M., 
both of Lambeth Poineer Lodge, lUl. 


Hkouidck.— On October (i, on board Har Majesty's 
Transport "Nevada," off M.alta, of dysentery, Bro. 
Staff-.Sergt. George William Herridge, Army Hospital 
Corps, late of Yarmouth, Norfolk ; formerly of Devjzes, 
Gravesend, and Woolwich ; aged 30 years. 

Yeasies.— October 12, at Chaucer-terrace, Nottingliam'' 
in his 11th year, .Tamos Percival, second son of tile Rev.' 
James and Amy Lucas Yeames, 


Oct. 24.— Wiltshire Swindon. 

„ 25.— Yorks., E Pooklington. 

„ 31.— Yurks., Cleveland South Bank. 

Nov, 4. — Lancashire, S.E Bolton. 

" H'~?^"'' ■'^■■•;;; Corn Exchange, Ashford 

,, lb — Somerset, W Bridgwater 

„ 18. -Kent, W Woolwich.' 

,, 20.— Dorset Wimborno 

„ 20. -Gloucester, W -David Thomas' Memo- 
rial School, Bishopston , 

„ 20.— Northampton, S Kinssihorpe. 

„ 20.— Norlhumberland St. .Tomes' School, New- 

„ „ , castle-on-Tyne. 

„ 20.— Salop Oswestry. 

,, 20, — Worcester Oldbury 

„ 21. -Hunts .Stilton. ' 

„ 27.— Cheshire, E. & M. ... Sandbach. 

„ 27.— Durham, N Gateshead. 

,, 27.— Warwick St. Saviour's School, 

Farm-street, Hockley, 

,, 28.— Hampshire, S Lymington 

—Somerset, E Pill, near Bristol. 

Dec. 9. -Surrey, E. and M. ... 'Victoria Hall, Friars. 
,„ ._ , „ „ St., Blackfriars, S.E 

„ 12.- Duiham, .S Howden-le-Wear. 

Corrections and additions should be sent to G W C T 
G.L. Office, Congreve-street, Birmingham. • ■ • •• 

A Royal Inspector or Soup.— Prince Peter of 
Oldenbnrgh, is chief of the Imperial Colle<'es 'for 
Girls, and does bis duty with diligence. It was 
n»ar dinner-timo and he met two attendants 
rryinff out a huge steaming cauldron. "Haiti" 
cried; 'put that kettle down.'' They obeyed. 
3ring mo a spoon," said the Prince. The spooii 
IS produced, but one of the servants attempted a 
vmmering remonstrance. " Hold your tongue " 
._id the Prince. "Lift off the lid. Obey me; I in- 
tend tasting this." No one ventured a further 'objoc- 
tion.andhis Highness took a large spoonful. "No 
wonder there are complaints about the food," he cried 
"■ioucall this sonp ; it is dirty water." It is, your 
highness," said the attendant. "You would not llaten 
when we said so. W« have just been cleaning cot the 
laundry I ' 

INDKJXANT Jlothcr: "Surely you don't moan this 
for a likeness of my son / Why the boy looks like an 
Idiot. 1 hotographer ; "I'm very sorry, but 1 can't 
help that, ma'am.'' 

October 23, 1882. 




Tiroat7-(o«r Wordi and under Ja. ■) prb-,.,,. 

Par wery Six Words Adflttional .ed-J*^ "'""' 

BriiucTioss oil a series of consecutive insertions as follows: — 
13 in=«rtloD3 iu 10; 26 as 21 ; 52 as 10. As ihese Advertise- 
ments are inserted at specially low nvtes RemittAnce mast 
acco mpany Order. 

NAMES FOR BOOKS.— One Hundred Labela, cat and 
er»UDme<l, with your name neatlv printtd thereon, Eight 
Stamps ; fifty. Five Stamps.— R. Peters. Tovil, Maidstone. 

y TURE.— Neatlv hOnnd in cloth. Suitable for a present, 
prize, or reward. Price Sn. 6<1.— JoMS KempSter aj*& Co.. 
Bolt-court, Fleot-.itr6et, LonJon, E.G. 

POPULAR DIALOGUES, &c. — Thouaanda of 
Diolognes and Pieces on Temi>ernnce and for Scliools ;20, 
f «»r C gtampa, &0 for 12.— Woolcock, Printer and Music-seller, 
UcUton, Cornwall. Cataloi^nes free. 


large Club-room, Buital 
—Alexandra Coffee Palace, 

FOR DISPOSAL.— A capital C.ffee and Dining 
House with Ham and Beef trarle attached ; leavinp under 
uic'dical orders: trinl allowed. Price £175.— Particulars to A. E., 
Mi^:5ion Hail, Thornton Heath Pond. 

ROOMS TO LET, very cheap to total nbatainera ' 
hon«e occuitied by mechanic and wife only. — D. Towers 
!><. Wenninirton-roiwl, Roman-road, Victoria-park. 

MA{iIC LANTERN FOR SALE.- A good one, 
with three-and-half inch achromatic condenser and rack, 
aurl pinion to front lens ; lowest price £'2. Also, a bi-unial 
dissolring: view lantern, and limelight apparatus, adapted for 
lt»cture hall ; price £6. And a large galvanic battery with 
elnotrie bell, as seen at Crystal Palace ; moderate price. — Apply 
to Mr.W. Hallett,20, New-street, Weymouth. 


LUE Ribboii Army Bible Centre Star, fully mounted, 
pold lettered ribbon. Maniple and illustratfid list free siv 
-.— R. CUANi.r.Er. .3. Tonby-strect North, Birmiu^ham. 


Prepaed Ratrs undei 
Not exceeding three linea . 
Per Hue beyond 

Six times honoured by Royal Patronage. — Secretary, Mr. James 

BOTBB, 50, Be.aumou 

, London. E. 


To afford faoilitioa for keepers of Temperasce Hotels 
bring their houwon under the notice of Good Templars and T 

fiorauce friends throughout the country, we have fixed 
ollowin? extremely low rate for payment, Ik Advakcb. 
Three Lines 21s. per annum. 10s. 6d. per Lino beyond 

Grtori. Board and lodjiinK-', with o^^m-y comfort and accom- 
modation for Tomperanofi people. TArtt tninutta' waik fmm 
th« atatlon. 

HULL~Hatlsb's Fauilt and Couuescial Teupbrakcs 
Hotel.— Hull Temperance Clnb, 8, Albion-street (three doors 
Cl-om the Royal Institution), Hull.— Got Hatler, Proprietor. 
ILFRACOMBE.—TiiK Only Temperance HoTEL,l,Bel£rravG 
terrace. Two minutes' from f-oii and Capstone Parade. Well- 
fui-niiihoil, ami mwt comfortable. Charges moderate. -W. R. 
FOSTBB, Proprietor. 

LONDON— iNSOLt/s Tkmpkrancb Hotel, 91, Bm-ton- 
eroscent, W.O. Comfortable a<-oommodation. Patronised by 
Q.L.Bstooutivfi. CloBOtoEuBton.St.Paucraa and King's Cross Rys. 

LONDON -Eaton'3 Temperance Hotbl, S2, Millman- 
Btrool, Bodlord.row, Holboru. Bods from Is. 0*1. ; Plain Btoak. 
fast or Tea, Is. 3d. Central, open, quiet, aud clean. 

LONDON— TRAHTEB'sTfiMPERAiiCE HoTEL, fl.Bridffowater- 
■Quare, Oity, E.C.; noar Aldersgate-street Metropolitan Railway 
Station, handy for everywhere; comfortable, quiet, and olean; 
charges strictly moderate. Bads from 1«. 3d. per night ; plain 
breakfast or tea, lOd.; no charge for attendanoe. Katabllahed IS59. 

LONDON. -Good acoomm Dilation for viaitora ou moJerate 
terms. Private. Olo«e to Uydo Park, and oouveuieat to all 
pavt«.— 10. Raphael-atreet, Kni-htsbridgc, S.W. G. P. Stall- 

woIl-Mtruet, Corporation-street, close 

ciAL Hotel, Halli- 

. _ ._ _ __., __ Victoria SUtion. 

Moderate ohargeg, every home comfort, dining, smoking, and 

SULPHOLINK LOTION.— An external means of 
curing ^kin diseases. There is scarcely any eruption but 
will yield to SULPHOLINE in a few days, aud commence to 
faile away even if it seems post cure. Ordinarypimples. redness, 
blotches, scurf, roughness, va-iish as if by magic ; while old, en- 
during skin disorders, that have plagued the sufferers for years, 
however deeply rooted they may be, SuIphoUue will suocessfnlly 
attack them. It destroys the animalculro which cause these 
unsightly, irritable, painful affections and always produces a 
clear, healthy, natural condition of the skin. Sulpholine Lotion. 

Sold by u 


Bottles 23. 9d. 

JLJ will completely restore in a few days gray hair to its 
original colour without injury. The Sulphur Hair Restorer 
effects its objects satisfactorily producing a perfectly natural 

--' - " ■' ' ^ • *63 tho 

t le.6d. 

Purifies and Enriches the Blood, Strengthens the Nervea 
and Muscular System, Promotes appetite and Improves Digestion, 
animates the Spirits and Mental Faculties. Thoroughly recruits 
I bodily health, and induces a proper healthy condition 

advantageous mode of taking strengthening modit-ioe. The 43.tid, 

BottiA contain: 

:ured dosoH. Sold by most Chooi 

CORNS and BaNIONS.— A gentleman many years tormented 
with corns will be happy to atford others the information by 
which he obtained their complete remoTsd lu a short period, 
without pain or any inconveoienoe. -Forward an addressed enve 
lope Cor reply to Q. Jackson* Boq-t 01iarch-«trwt» Wore^ Herta 


Notes by the Way-By M. A. (Ox.ui.) Inspiration auA 
Tho:igbt-Re»dinp. On Ii^tlux. Scaiicea in the Lij;ht. 
Spiritnalism at Balmoral. Seance with Mr. Bastiau. 
The Divining Rod. Vision of a Past Tragedy. Li'jf't 
Stistentatinn Fond. Poetry and Inspiration. Mediums 
and Materialisatian?. Haunted House in Coruwall. A 
Protest to "A Reply.*' Interrupted Consciousness. 
Spiritualism in San Fiancisco. The Divinint; Rod. Some 
Remarkable Vision?, ^rethod^ of InvestiKation. Hindu 
Terms. Tliouiilit-Reading. Psychical Research. Epitaph 
at St. Keverne. 

PRICE 3d. 

See Lioht for Saturday, October 21, 

OflBce of LujfU. -I, New Bridge-street, Ludgate-c irons ; or 

E. W. Allen. Ave Mftria-K-ine. E.G. 

Important Notice to Secretaries of Bazaars 
Institutes, Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tions, Temperance Societies, Schools, &c. 

Terma, testimonials, and full particulare of various 
superior, high-clasa, exceedingly amusing, thoroughly in- 
teresting, and most attractive entertainments, patronised 
by all the Royal Family, the nobility, the clergy and 
gentry, will be forwarded upon application to Mr. H. G^ 
Clabencr, 6, Junction-road, Upper HoUoway, London, N* 

"A NIGHT WITH A BABY" ia a clever 
J\. brochure, full of humour, and, whether read at 
home or In public, elicits roar^ of lauRhter. Aclergyman 
writes : "I read it at an entertainment, and it literally 
brought down the honae." — Post free seven stamps. — 
Address, H. RYLAND, Kinver, Stourbridge. 


''Eclipse'' Temperance Elocutionist, 

Neatly bound in cloth, la., post free. 

A selection from the choicest Poetry and Speeches of the 

most gifted and distinguished Temperance Reformers, 

English and American, interspersed with 

striking Ilhuttrative Anecdotes. 

This volume is appropriately described on the title- 
page as "a Selection from the choicest poetry and 
speeches ot the most gifted and distinguished Temperauce 
Reformers, with historical and explanatory notes, and 
interspersed with striking illustrative anecdotes." — Tiin- 
perance Record. 

" A good selection of old favourites, along with a 
number of new readings in prose and verse, suitable for 
Lodge IMeetingfl." — The Good Templar (Organ of the 
G.L. of Scotland). 

*' We know no book of its kind superior to this.* * * 
The extracts are selected and arranged with excellent 
taste and judgment."— //-w/t Oood Templar. 

"Asa collection of poetry and choice extracts from 
addresses, speeches, and orations on all phases of the 
Temperance movement, it is superior, we believe, to 
anything previously published. • • • We trust it may 
tind its way into every Temperance and Sabbath School 
library in the country, and have an extensive circulation 
among all claa.'ses,"— /j-wA Temperance League Journal. 
Book agents will do well to push t/ie %aU of this book, which 
is perhaps the cheapest and best of all Temperance Reciters. 

Bolt Codrt, Fleet Street, E.G. 



In Soiea >t la. ltd., 99. 9d., U. <d„ ind 111. 


Is boxea at IB. l^d., fe. 9d., 48. id., and Uf. 









sale Prices, at J. Moore's. Buiton-road, Huddersfield. Prices, 
with Drawings of every instrument, post free. Musio for any 
kind of Band. Bandmon's Caps. Patronised by the Army, 
Navy and Ride 0'>rp8. Second-hand Infitrnments bought or 
takfln in Kxchftuae 

HYDROPATHY.— A Week at Malvern for Two 
Guineas j Board, Lo.l^ing, and Treatment. Without 
Treatment, SUs. Address, llro. or Sister hxiQi.R7, Leicester 
House, Harnard's Green-road, Great Malveni. 20 years' experi- 
ence with Dr. Gully and others. Refer to Bros, Malins, Kirton, 
Wagstaff, Bingham, Glaisyer, 4c, Lower chargts in Winter. 




Gives a brilliant 12 feet picture nupai-alleled. 

B. J. MaUUMi. Esq., savs it the Limeli-^ht : price £1G-?.. 

with i inch coudeusors, brass fronts, double combination lensus, 

rack, and double piunion, splendidly pot up; Kccond (luality* 

-£i U.; it is twice the power of thu patent 


haring 3* double condensers, rack, and pinion, which is £3 28 
See opinions of Sir Antonio Bntdy, H. Varley, Esq., Dr 
Crofs, ftc. 

The Educational Duplexicon or two wick lantern, SJ ooadon- 
sor.oulyJEl 10. 

The Exhibitor's Binrnal L.intun-n. t inch, with entire brass 
fronts and .accessories, all complete, .tlo 15s. 


The ARTICULOSIS SCREEN frame— anew Invontioo. 

Mel^lou Safety Jet, by C. H. Meldon, Esq., Q.C., M.P., a gem 

portability aud effectiveness. 

A STOCK OF OVER ^^.Cmu SLIDES to sclent from. 

rnillic SlJpiMliL', U I'lir :itr,ii-.' , '^- C.\. Cidoured PhotO- 

L'r;iiili-. J- .■ I. )i ; '|il -■■■ 1 "1 '. ■ . ■ i .. -I in f h.' world. Quality 

i.ii;i, iii(,-,.,l r.--:-,\ ii.. It. Ji'ii Lecture Sets.' 

N.^^v T.Mu|.. : Ml ■-.■■■ I ■■■ .'I 'i':. !)r,':uu ; Ten Nights 

in ;l IJ.ii i; !■ ■ !, --villi u Will buL'ome; also, Sir 

J;,.l,Li .- i;.. I ]'■ rroL'ie-? ; Gin Fiend ; J. Plough- 

miiu-i Pit tii . ■■ I I M' Now Pantomimes. Temporauco 
Hymn-^an.l M..'i .. 

ElaboniMv 1 1 i.l > 1 i: \ n:D CATALOGUE, 170 pages, 6d., 
witU Tc^tiuuniiiiU mid U|.iiiiousof Press. 

Pamphlet uf new things.^id. 

The Art (r,=illery, with Thousands of Slides, on view by day or 
uitrht, is a sight to be seen. 

W. 0. Hughes, Manufacturing Optician, 

NEW SLIDES.— The in Bj.'yi>t, beautifully got np. 


splendid Figures of 
PUNCH AND JUDY, fifteen feet high. 
Also largo Jumbo Elephants, Oxon, Donkeys, Zebras, Monster 
Birds, and Grotesque Gigantic Men anil Women, which fly from 
ton to twenty miles, and excite roars of laughter when seen 
capering in the air with the ag-ility of life; likewise a very droll 
liyure of John Barleycorn in his barrel 12ft. high. 

Full particulars to Good Templars, bands of Hope, Tem- 
perance and Gala Committees, on application to BEN. 
ILLINGW0RTH,3, Robecca-atreet, City Road, Bradford, Yorks. 

N.B. A Grand Ordinary 10ft. Balloon will bo sent to any 
address fur 1-J- stamps. 




Is warranted to cleanse the blood from all imparities from what* 
ever cause arising. For Scrofula, Scurvy, Sores of all kinds. 
Skin and Blood Diseases, its effects are marvellous. Thousands of 
testimonials from all parts. In bottles, 2fl. 6d. each, and in cans 
of Riz times the quantity, lis. each, of all Chemists. Sont to any 
address for 30 oi' 132 stamps by the Proprietors, Thk Lincoln 




These famous Pills P0EIFT the BLOOD, and act 
most powerfully, yet soothingly ou the tlVER^ 
Tone, ENEBOT, and VIGOB to the whole system. 
They are wonderfully efficacious in all ailments 
Incidental to FEMALES, Toung or Old, Married 
or Single, and as a general FAMILY MEDICINE, for 
the cure of most complaints they are unequalled. 


rier the directinn nf the British Wowkn's 
Tbui'kranob Association. Nearly 400 Itecipes, with 
icdex. lie pat't^s, strnnijly Ijuund in cloth, 

May be had of all Booksellers ; or, post free, at the 
publtuhed price, froni 

John Kempster & Co , 

BO LT court, fleet street, LONDON, E.G. 


OcTOBEK 23, 1882. 


To every purchiiser of The South KrixsiNcrrox Fixe Aiit Association's iiublications exceeding Hie value of os., will bo [jresented, 


the Magnificently Coloured picture entitled "THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALEXANDRIA," measuring loi inches by 11 inchea. 

Our Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Engravings, Chromos, and Oleographs, contains numerous Press Opinions, Testimonials, etc., which 
will be sent post free on receipt of two stamps. 


; cKeciited from tho ori!.'in:il ., ,_■:. 

also illustrateil by approi>i-iatc proi'o or veree, written ux|>r ' i . .. , ^ . - . 

BouvGiiiis of tlie Bcasoii. The ori^'iiial paintiiips alone, wli: [ hnn, th.- Grand ExLiljition of Origiual D^eipni^ held a-t tlie Suffolk Street GHlleriep, cort Five Hundred Pounds, 

Huncc it will bo scl'ii tUat our cards aio faithful reprodiictuu, ,\:.,\i.> .1 in-i-ila-- unrki of art, which have been gathered togtJther with great labour and cost, while no expense liaa been f^red 
to make the reproductions worthy of the high-olass oriifinal.-. \\ l. in.u iLi.iol"uro, no hesitation in nssoming that these cards aro tho most unique and valuable collection ever offered. Our 
serie.'* consists of Fifty-two Cards, each Card bearing different sea^nnablc verses or mottoes, which wo have dcoided to make into four distinct paokete, lettered A, B, C, and D. Each packet will 
i-on-ii-it of Thirteen Magnificent Card^ bearing Christmas and New Year Wishes. TUo actual trade value of each packet is about three shiUings, but wo will forwai-d a packet carriage free; securely 
packed, on receipt of Post Office Order for One Shilling or 15 stamps, or tho four packets for Post Office Order for Sa. Od, or 48 stamps. In ordering, it will be desirable to enclose the application 
iorm found below. 

OcTOBiiB 23, 1882. 
(Please order within Itdays, unless from abroad.) 
On receipt of thi.« application form, accompanied by a Post OfHce Order 
for One Shilling or 15 stamps, I agree to forward carriage free, securely packed, a 

Of thirteen Magnificent 

And provided they do not lueot with approval, I hereby a^ree to i-eturn the 

amount in full. 

(Signed) WALTER H. BACON, Manager. 

The South Kensington Fluo Art Association, 
ExUibition-road, South Kensington, London, S.W. 

An assortment of c 

forwarded to the Rev. C, H. SPURGEON, and in acknowledging the same be wrote as follows ;— "Those are the prettiest and cheapest things tbat hftTB 


Lifeboat Scenes,— Published under Distinguished Patronage. 

iry reader of this paper (subject to cout\itions named below) 
thrilling dotail.after tho magnificent Paintings executed expressly 
for the Association, from sketches taken on the spot by that 
eminent artist WILLIAM BROOME, Esq., and entitled 


(Each Picture measuring 28in. by 17iin.) 

The South Kensinirton Fine Art Asso. lation m.ike the foic- 
poiU!.' iiuiioiinceiiifut with coi:- idem bio plo;i-ure in the fact that 
they are the first Society to pioduco. at a NATIONAL PRICE, a 
pair of pictures which shall record the gallant deeds of those 
who are not atone servants of the National Lifeboat Institution, 
but of onr great and maritime nation. On our tempestuous and 

liTCs to save those of the shipwreeked sailors whoac cry is hoard 
even above the howling of the hnrricane. If these heroes come 
back safe and sound, none are more silent over the story of their 
heroism than themselves. 

It was on January 5, 18-il, that the heart-stirring incident 
took place which form.s the (iubject of these pictures. On that 
day the Rjxmsgate Lifeboat, Bradford, manned ))y a crew of 
twelve gallant souls, was taken in tOw by the steamtug Vnlcan, 
and, in the teeth of the furious gale, proceeded towanls tho 
mouth of Ramsirato Harbour. Rea«hing tho Kentish Knock 
Light Vessel, the lifeboat crew were told that a ship was on 
the "Long Sands." They tried to find the ship, but night 
came on, the gale increased in fury, and a tremendous sea 
i\M^ runninir. Nothine. however, could daunt the brave 
pith anxiety in that lifeboat. 
jsolved to heave the boat to till 
thronfrh' tho hours of that awful night 
:ched for the breaking of the morn. When it came 
noble ship (the Indian Chief, of 

lible exer- 

eck, along 

illustrated the incident of ho memorial day, every detail i** 
these TRULY NATIONAL PICTURES being realised with 
startling vividness. Tlio skilful handling of oolonr, of light, and 

of shade, — '" — '■' ' ' '"'' '- r.. 


The As 


tions a line 

which twel 

seaa which contiuiuilly broke 

board the lifeboat. Tlic lifeboat then sailed across the 

through a monutainouu sea, and was* picked up by the tug and 

towed back to Ramsgate, where rescuers and rescued arrived at 

a quarter-past two on the after 

The foregc 

gleaned on the spot by our artist from the 
of the harbonr-master of Rauisgate, who bii 
lifeboat, and from members of the lifeboat 

L^.l Uf.l 

fll a. 




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In tbifi connection it may be useful to notice that 
alcohol, or the spirit contained in iutoxicating drinks, 
acts in a very decided and icjurious manner npon 
nerve tissues. It lessens their sensitiveness and dulls 
theiraction.Voutemembcrwht.t was said just DOW about 
al«ohol lowering the animal temperature when taken 
in large doses. Someone might have said then, "It 
may be true that the temperature of the body is 
lowered, judging by the thermometer ; but I know 
that if I take a sufficient i|uantity, although I have 
been shivering from the effects of external cold pre- 
vioufly, I begin to feel qoite comfortable, and this 
relief from the painfnl sensation of cold continue!.' 
for two or three hours. How do you explain that ." 
Dr. Patterson replies, 'In this way. Yon have lowered 
your sensibility throughout. You have made yourself 
incapable cf appreciating the depressing action of the 
external atmosphere on your system. You have 
silenced the warning sentinels by sending them to 

Allow me to use a simple illustration. A house 
was in flames. Two men were in it : oue was sober, 
the other was drunken, The sober man was soon 
roused from his flurabers : he felt the heat, and was 
alive to his danger, and thus was able to escape. The 
drunken man remained in bed perfectly quiet, th<- 
flames oame round him but he felt them not, and in 
ashotttime he was burnt to death. The drink had 
robbed the man of the power of koowiug the danger 
to which ho was exposed ; the sober man was quite 
safe, because he was alive to his danger, and able to 
look for the means of safety. " (Dr. S. Patterson's 
" Human Body,") 

The drink always acts in this way. Many a man 
has gone to the public-house, has drunk fieely, and 
coming out, the cold seizes hold of him. He does Dot 
feel its grip : he becomes eleepy, perhaps sits do 
upon some door-step : hr ihrx not J'lil Ih, ,„hl. There 
he sleeps, and in the moroio 

Then there is the fallacy that alcoholic beverages 
qnenoh thirst. They do nothicg- of ths kind. 
" Nothing can better forve this purpose than water. 
You may get it io various combiDations, pleasantly 
flavoured in fruits, and sometimes very unpleasantly 
flaToorcd in livers, and sometimes very injuriously 
■ssooiated with alcohol as in porter, ale, o 
cider. But it is the water that ia sfrviceabl 
wherever we find it. and water is good no matte 
though it be in bad compiny It is the water that 
people imbibe in drinking beer thit alone serves ths 
useful purpose of quenching thirst in their frames 
It is sometimes said that total abstainers are great 
water drinker:, but I venture to say tllat they drink 
lees water than those who use strong drink. The 
nsers of spirituous liquors must consume a considerable 
proportion of water. There ia no man alive bold 
enough, or foolish enough, to consume pure, absolute 
alcohol. Water to dilute nnd sheathe it must be taken 
along with this poisonous substance ; and in most i 
tunce" (he water very largely preponderates, Besid 

found frcz 

the use of alcohol engendei-s a th 'ust that calls for larger 
and still krger supplies of the limpid element; ; 
whereas those who are in the habit ot keeping their 
blood cool and free from such ingredients are no; tor- 
mentrd by this raging desire for fluids." 

Now for a few words upon the prescription by 
medical men of alcoholic drinks ;n medicines. No 
doctor would be justiBed in prescribing strychnine, or 
aconite, without constiint supervision ot the patient, 
and the most watchful care lest an overdose sboul 1 be 
taken. No doubt the risk is not ot the same kind in 
of port and sherry or porter. There is no 
danger ot a coroner's inquest because a patient has hap- 
pened to take four doses in one.but the danger is not less 
real. Nervous patients with little sense and less self- 
control find that their daily dose of wine brings 
derf ol comfort, and as the doctor has pre- 
cribed one glass with such good effect, they conclude 
that another prescribed by themselves will be 
iquolly beneficiul, mul m tin- rl,-!«!i„i/ !i,iljiti.<fm-w,i!. 
suppose there is not an abstainer living who cannot 
call to mind instances ot persons who have acquired 
drinking habits through medical prescription, or who 
have broken the pledge for the same reason. We 
believe that the rule is an excellent one which says, 
that when alcohol (not wine, beer, brandy, hut the 
spirit, alcohol) is prescribed it should be so disguised 
t to be recognised by the patient (Query : is this 
possible .') and that it should only be taken by him by 
prescription and while under observation," 

Further, it is a crying shame and a nuisance that 
medical men should prescribe intoxicatiog drinks to 
patients who are at the point ot death and have no de- 
sire to eat anything : probably becausi the stomach 
will not digest it. The writer has seen such a patient 
an of religion and piety, but not a professed ab 
stainer, drunk npon the threshhol 1 of the uusee n 
orld. The medical man. redaced to his last shifts, 
knowing, we presume, that the pltient could not live 
», and unable to bring reliet.made the suffercriiri'n/.- 
Y«y<;/!V(/ by recommending and enforcing a glass 
ot champagne two or three timea a day u/iimannnjili/ 
.■.IfuHiK-ti, The writer has known patients who have, 
in similar circumstances, fought against the mistaken 
kindness which would force drink upon them, and 
have said, in effect, what the Princess Charlotte said 
in words to a foolish attendant who was moistening 
her lips with brandy, in her last illness, " No more : 
would you have me die drunk .'" 

Dr. Patterson says on this point ; " In oises where 
the stomach is so weak that it cannot digest, it is very 
important to give the food in such i condition as to 
require almost no stomachal digestion. It has been 
found practicilly in some cases, such as the weakness 
of typhus fever that the best food wc can give is child- 
hood's food, wiilt. Professor Gairdner, ot Glasgow, 
proved this brilliantly by treating thus a large number 
of fever patients ia the Royal Infirmary ot that city, 
the number of recoveries secured being largely in 
advance of those attainable by other treatment. Pre- 
viously it was otistomary to give wine freely to fever 
patients who seemed in danger ot sinking from loss of 
strength, The milk treatment beit the old wine 
treatment out and out, and there has been a marked 
change in practice ever since. ' 

We have hitherto been content to labour to shew the 
useless of intoxicating drinks as medicine? 

the enemy's country), and to affirm that half the 
diseases that modern society suffers from are caused by 

In support of this statement ht us remember the 
peculiar character ot intoxicants. They are like the 
serpent in the fuble. When the oouotrymin whohad 
■escued the animal from the winter's cold, upbraids 
lim with his ingratitude in biting him, the beast 
•eplies, " lis my nature, the more foolish you to 
meddle with me 1 " 0£ other articles ot diet the appe- 
tite forms an excellent guide. So long as we are 
supplied with wholesome, well cooked food, not in too 
great variety, we eat and are satisfied. Witbalooholio 
drinks, on the other hand, the case is wholly different. 
Onj cannot fit down and drink ot these till ho is satis- 
fied, with the same assurance that his sensations will 
warn him when he has had enough. i'«oi/;//i (hfs not 
tahr (iivay th^ iipprtite fi'V more. 

These drinks resemble the whirlpool ot the Mael- 
strom off the Lotoden isles, in Norway, which exerts a 
destructive influence for miles beyond its immediate 
centre, attracting into its baleful round wandering 
ships, and leading them in calm weather through an, 
ever diminishing circle to sure destruction npon the 
rocks aronnd which it rages, aud stifling by its sollen 
roar the cries and groans of its unhappy victims. 

Thus intoxicating drink allures with its seductive 
charms, and its siren claims aie enforced by medical 
men, while it erjoys the sanction of their example 
and prescription ; it holds out promises ot life and 
strength ; it promises joy, of which it is ignorantly 
snpposed to be the emblem ; it offers itself as the 
balm for care caused by poverty and hypochondria, for 
is it not written — 

" Gie him strong drink until he wink 
That's sinking in despair. 
And liquor guid to fire his bluid 
That's pressed wi' giief aud care." 

It is recommended as a remedy for the severer pangs o 
the mind caused by bereavement, so Burns ■. 

" 'Twill make the widow's heart to sing, 
Tlio' tbe tear were in her eye." 
and in the last sad scene of all shews itself as the 
betrayer and destroyer, when the same man of genim, 
with shattered health nnd nerves, and mind keenly 
sensible of the wickedne:sof a wasted life'and glorions 
opportunities misused, meets a humble Christian, 
sober man, one morning early, when he is returning, 
from a debauch at the King's Arms and says to him 
"O George! you aiea happy man ; you have risen from 
a refreshing sleep, and left a kind wife and children, 
while I am returning, like a cond,emned wretch, to 

" At the last it bites like a serpent I" 

It has been said, and with what truth let dootors 
siy, that but for the practice of using these drinks, 
melical men would have litHe or no work to do. Thi 
knowledge obtained from common observation all 
goos to prove this statement. 

In the first place we msy regard alcoholic beverages 
as inimical to digestion. They are not taken as a food 
for we believe that it is now an admitted fact that 
solids alone can nourish the body. They are taken, 
so says Dr. Carpenter, for one ot two pnrposes, 
either 10 give an appetite for more food than the 
stomach can easily digest, or to add to the activityaed ' 
energy of the digestive power in disposing of the food 

propose to go a step further (carrying the war into which the pysi em really requires ; in other words, tc 


October 80, 1883. 

create an artificial appetite, or to enable the etomacb. 
to do its work at a more rapifl rate. 

"Two evils arise from such a Bystem; in the first 
place, by constant reliance upon tbe stimulant tho 
power of the fctomach is injured, and the habitual use 
of takintr more food into the system than is requireil 
for health, or c!in be fairly apsimilaterl. must predir- 
pose to (Jhonh'y^ of the iif.ftcm, especially of the 
excretory organs. ' 

' All this is seen in those wlio habitually use, and. as 
is often saM, do not abuse tbeee drinks. Beer drinkers 
Buffer specially from corpulence; they look stout and 
Btronfr. bnt are in reality diseased; the blood, as re- 
Tealed by the microscope, has undergone a remarkable 
change, and has become thick and eizy. This corpu- 
lence exists in certain parts of the body, whilst others 
are unnaturally thiu and reduced. 'J he abdomen 
f specially in large beer drinkers has immense protu- 
berance, while the legs bscome like riding rods. 
■ Hencebeerdrinkersare subiecttodieea<^csof theheart, 
Fuch as fatty degeneratiir, Uip muse alar fibres of the 
heart becoming gradually changed into fat, resulting 
often in fatal lesion, or failure of the heart's action. 
As Dr. Richardson tells us, the little men inside the 
body (the ?<u /nil.-; scientifically termed) get drunk, and 
make miBtakee. and take the food and deposit it in the 
wrong places — to the heart, kc, whoso action i^ un- 
naturally increased by using thepe liquors. 

In other constitutions, ossification of the heart, 
fatty degeneration of the liver, A:c., Sec . are producefl 
by the habitual use of these drinks, and lift, but not 
least in importance, they exerciee a noterious action 
upon the brain and the nerve cen'rfs as we have 
already seen, not only affecting tbe physical man, but 
his nobler or moral part, po that he becomes a criminal 
who. but for its influence, was honest and discharged 
all the duties of a good citizen. 

This lead-i Dr. Hahnemann, nephew of the great 
founder of homoeopathy, to say that " our public 
Inratic nsylums would be half empty were it not for 
this indulgence in strong alcoholic drinks and 
malt liquors, late at night, when sleep prevents any 
relief being brought to the drugged brain." 

"In England" (1 quote from ihe " Cjclopn?3ia of the 
Practice of Medicine," of Dr. /liemssen of Munich). 
" 7"> per cent, of all crimes and 2'> per ceut. of insanity 
are closely connected with the nhuxr''' (we should say 
use) " of alcohol." 

It is more than time that this paper drew towardn 
a close. The subject, bowevi r, is only laid open, and 
the writer feels that it would require a volume rather 
than a pamphlet to indicste, or to enable others to 
appreciate, half of what has been written upon this 
subject; or to refer to the experiment? which have 
been made, both upon '.he human i-ubject and upon 
animalp. to determine tbe exact place which alcohol 
should hold in the JAz^ rin Mnlhui. It U sufficient to 
say that if abstainers will only look for themsplves^ 
into the writings of Doctors Parkes, Carpenter, Dupie 
Richardson, and others, thfy may goon sati-'fy them- 
selves that alcoholics are useless as medicines, and to 
those who will still drink them because they like them, 
we have nothing to say: thf^y are like the s rptnt 
whom no charming will attract, charm we never eo 

If further proof were Eeeded than what is con- 
tained in this paper, and can be adduced from the 
above works, we may refer to that often-quoted 
society, the National Tcmpeiance and General Provi- 
dent lusti'ulion, from whose books it appears that the 
lives of abstainers, insured in a separate section from 
the confessed moderate drinkers, are worth 20 per 
cent, more in a commercial point of view than the 
so-called moderate drinkers. In conclusion, this paper 
is submitted in faith, hope, and love, and the writer 
trosts that its outcome may be nn increafed study of 
the question by every Gcod Templar. 


Bro. J. Maekiiam. 'WM. of the Escel&ior Lodge, 
Dunstable, won the first prize for shooting, and also 
the first prize for attendance and proficiency in drill, 
n the 4th Beds R.V.C. 

A Teetotal CRicKETER.^Mr. Absolon.who for year-^ 
has be ^n looked upon a3one]of the mosc famous cricket-rs 
having been brfore the public for over half a century, 
has again during 1S82 showed that years have done 
little to impair his capabilities. Mr. Absolon,- who is 
over C) years of age and wtio weighs IGsb., and who. 
moreover, is a total abstainer, has opened his club'u 
innings forty times, has scored over a thousand runs 
in ti" innings, and on one occasion for the benefit of 
Carpenter, be was at the wicket three hours and a 
half for 70 runs. In one match he took four wickets 
with his first four balls, and in ar.other had seven 
■wickets in two overs without a run being made. Met- 
ropolitan crickete'-s may well beprond of their veteran 
champion, — JCi'liv. 

Bro. Hknby Anshll havinfr rctfred from Business, his 
future address will be Park Villa, 35, Upper Park-street, 
'Barnsbury, 'ii.—{Advt^ 

Bro, Kkv. J. H. TtiDDKTTE, London Congregational 
Minister, is now open to conduct Oospel Tanpcrancc 
Miisi'im in the Provinces.— Address, Corban House, 
jloun^low, W.-[Advt.] 



By Bno. Rev. P. Wagstaff, Euitoe of the 

"Temperance Worker." 

AUthelefsons you have receivel have shewn you 
that teetotalism ii safest and best for you ; but we will 
suppose that yoa could take a little intoxicating drink 
every day without any harm to yourself, might it not 
be yoor duty to abstBia for the sake of setting an 
example to others? That is the leston we aie to learn 

I. Example has a very Stuono iNr-LuKNCR.— 
There is nobody who can live entirely to himself. 
Everyone sets an exampi*', either good or bad. It is 
like the game you have often played, called "Follow 
ray leader." Ono boy runs before, nnd wherever he 
goes, and whatever he doe^, all the rest mus*; imifaate 
him. We often see boys trying to c py th'-ir fa' her ; 
and little girls dress and nurse their dolls just as 
mother does with the biby. The force of example is eo 
strong that great numbers of people say " I f-houldn't 
have thought of ib if I had not seen some one 
else do it firnt.' That is how most children learn to 
drink ; how boys learn to smoke ; to use bid wordi 
^nd gamble. 

II. When vck set an Example we should 
ALWAYS SET A SAFE One — A man who had been a 
great traveller once went up a mountain alone ; be 
had never been there before, and did not know the 
way : but he bad climbel many monntaiue, and he 
coold easily guesi where there would bo danger, and so 
he came down again in safety. Another traveller who 
had never climb :d a mountain in his life, thought he 
would go up also without a guide. lie nevrr came 
biL'k again, and when th3y went to lookfor him thoy 
found him dead ; be had fallen over a precipice and 
was killed. The man's example was a djingerons 
one. A man who had been a drunkard resolved to give 
up drinking altogether, and did so till he one day saw 
a gentleman, whom he knew to be a good man. 
driok a glassof wine. He thought "Why should 
[ not drink a little too V But wlien he drank a little 
the old desire revived and he t»k nnre, and presenily 
beuame a drunkard again. That good man's example 
was dangetou?, 

III. If We Never Taste Stroxr Drink we Set 
A Good Example. —It is always easier to say " do as 
I do, " than t) persuade anyone to do what we do not 
do ourselves. A general who^e armies always gaiupd 
ihe victory was once asked the secret of it. He replied 
■' I do not know any secret, except that while eome 
officer.s say to their men, 'go on I' I always say 
to mine 'Come on I' and go in front to shew them the 
way." A drunken man once went to a Temperance 
meeting, but without any thought of signing the 
pledge. Presently he [saw a minister come in. He 
said to him.self, "I'll watch the minister; what he 
do s I will do." At the cio=e the minister 
went up to tho platform and signed the 
pledge. The poor drunkard followed and did the 
some, so the minister's example saved him. If anyone 
■ices you drink water, or tea, or coffee, or coco'i, or 
milk, you know that that is a safe example to follow, 
and you can never tell who may be induced to give up 
-trong drink through it. A young soldier who always 
refused to drink, or to join his comrades in gambling 
or using bad words, was one day taunted by them. 
They said, 'He's too good, I suppoj^e." "Not too 
good," he answered ; "bat years ago I promised my 
old father and mother that I would never touch a 
card nor drink a drop of strong drink." They tried 
hard to get him to break his promise : but he would 
not give way, and at last he saw that they drank and 
Efambled less, and seldom swure, until aevertil of them 
gave up those bad habits altogether. Thit waa the 
result of his gojd example. 

IV. Chhist has set us an Example of' Self- 
denial.— The Bible teaches us ro think ahoatothers 
as well as about ourselves, and it telU us that "even 
Uhrift phased not Himself." Can any of you repeat 
a text, about His self-dt-nial for others? "Ye know 
che Kif»,ce of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he 
w 18 rich, yet for your sakes He became poo ■, that ye 
through His poverty might be rxh." (2 Cor. viii. !i). 
(living up fomttbing for the f^ake of others is called 
self-denial. Some people will say, '■ I like a gla«s of 
beer or wino ; why should I give it up because others 
■iiiuk :oo mucS ?" But thut isju-it what Jfsua Christ 
t-i ch 's us to do ; to give up what we lihi- if, by sd 
d(jiug we can be of any uee to ofh^r i>riiph\ If Christ 
gave up His life to save the lost, ought we not to ba 
willing ta give up an indulgence for the same object? 
The good we do will be an ample reward. 

Bro. Kosbottom is now open i"v ^-no-T^flnipnto.— 
Ashlon-road, Edije-greea, Golbarne, Lancaflhire.— J_.*4(/d;, 


2}i>it Mr. Watton has "blocked" the third rea-iitig of 
the .Sunday Closing Bill (Cornwall). 

2h/t{ the new Dean of Windsor and Domesliic Chap- 
lain to the Qaeeo is not only a total abstainet, bat an 
active Te-nperance worker. 

That there is a Temperance aseociiition in eKlstenc« 
in London whose members belong to the theatrical 

Thi'i at an a" o'ion sale in London on tK6 17th, 
several inetfec^ual attempts were mtUB to sell public 

TJidt Dr. Richardson has conditionally cobeentsd to 
come forward as a candilate for Fmsbury at the next 
gcnpral election. 

Thnf excise returns from April 1 to October 1 4 
shew receipts to the amount of £12.!il9,iiiHl as com- 
pared with £13,280.0(11) during the correeponding 
period la-^t year. 

Thnf Mr. J. IT. Ronton. London, n relatllre of Mr 
Dnncan MacLaren. Ediubnrgh. has andouno^d his. 
candid.Tture for the representation of ElinOurgh in 
the Liberal intere^b. He is in favour of Local Option. 

That of. more than 3,001} sampler of wine analysed 
at the Paris Municipal Liboratory durin? the last ton 
months, o/tl// hrtwrt-n three and fovr JuDulred^ or Hi/out 
one tenth of the whole luere found to he of "goodfjuallti/y 

That a somewhat rcnarkable coincidence is the fact 
th t the G.W.C.T,. G.W.Co.. and G.W.Sec.were all born 
in October. Bro. Malins was 3S on the Uth. Bro. Scott 
2;ith on the 20;h, and Bro, Woois on the 2.;th. 

7 hat the ravages of the jkjloxera among the French 
wines have had a very beneficial eifect upon the Ger- 
man raiam errowers during the course of September, 
upwards of 74,000,000 lbs. of raisins and currants were 
exported to France. 

/■//r/i'acGordiog to the Pnderyn magistrate', a tfiai 
who has travelled three mUes by rail, is not nrerAmrihj 
a honaiidi traveller. A bono file traveller, according to 
that authority, '' is a person on a join ncy, and not one 
going out on a Sunday for recreation." 

y'/i(-f; tne Bishop of Durham is to preside over a 
ciufeience in the Town Hall, Durhr.m, on the 8th 
November, in support of a Siind*y Closing Bill for 
Durham county, and that Bro. William Dodgoon, 
D E D., as hon, sec. itro, tnit., convenes th3 con- 

That according to a decision of the Wrexham 
counfy justices, the new Beer Act gives msgistratea 
abs ilute discretionary power to grant or refuse re- 
als as well as ne w spplications for off licen'es; 
butthat notice must first be given to hold- rs before 
wal of their licenses can be refu-ed. J. W. S. 


Bro, John Groves signed the pledge 35 yefrsago 
and was soon that, and for many years, a valatd 
and Bucce39ful worker known as John Groves, the coal 
whipper. He was an active voluntary worker for 
many years iu Shadwell. in connection with the Sailors' 
Institute Temperance Society, and at Ratcliff as (he 
Friends' Temperance Miassionary. He died peacefully 
on October 1!), aged 80 years. He made a dying re- 
quest that our Bro. John Hilton would follow his re- 
mains to the grave. The funeral took pla^^ on 
Sanday, October 22, at Plaistow, Essex. Bro. Hilton 
delivered an address at the grave, and Bro. Bell read 
some appropriite lines whicti he had written for the 
occasion. Our late bror-her was an active member of 
our Order, and we believe more than once filled the 
office of W.C.T. of thePcideof Ratcliff Lodge. 

Sister Rose Townshend.— We regret to announce 
the death ot Sister Town-hend, the wife of the re - 
ppactedLD. of Bracknell Lodg3, Berks, which took 
place on the ISth in-^t., after IS months of severe 
illness, the last two months of which she was confined 
to her bed. Deceased was an earnest worker iu the 
Tempsrance cause and was never absent from Lodge 

bile she was able to get about. Great sympathy is 
felt in the neighbourhood for the family of five chil- 
dren left behind. Deceagedwas justinthe prime of life, 
being only -12 yfirs of age. The funeral touk place 
Tuesiay,and was attended by Bro. the Rev. E George, 
D.C.T. of tho county, and Bro. W. J. Rue . W.D.S. 
Aft T the service at the gravd by the clergyman of 
the Church of Eogland. the hymn " Safe in the brms 
of Jesus ■' was sung. Bro. Rae, D.S,, read a portion of 
Scripture, and Bro. James, W.C. offered an earnest 
prayer for the motherless children and bereave! 
husband. The colBn was carried by eight members of 
the Lidge. the pall being horns by four sister?, each 
carr^'iug bunches of autumn flowers, which were 
placed upon the coffin. 

The reason why so many are unable to take Cocoa is 
that the varieties commonly sold are mixed with starch, 
under the plea of rendering them soluble ; while really 
making them them thick, heavy, and indigestible. This 
may be easily detected, for if Cocoa thickens in the cup it 
proves the addition of starch, Cadbury's Cocoa Essence ia 
genuine ; it is therefore three times the strength of these 
Cocoas, and a refreshing beverage like tea or cotfee,— 

OOTOBBB no, 1882. 


69 1 


Bro. D. Y. Scott. GAV.Ca., has addresged the follow- 
iTig letter to the editor of the Birmingham JJaiJij 
Post :— 

Sir, — Absence from town has prevented me seeingtbe 
iDterfsting di'!cuB«ion which has this week befn carried 
GO in the columns of the Birmingham dailies before ro- 
day. I hive jufit waded through all that has been there- 
in written upon the subject, and at this moment have 
before me the Px^t of yesterday and to-day. and the 
Mail of the IfUh and 17ch, from which it appears that 
" Political Teetotalers " are the pet aversion of Iwth, 

Yon, Sir, are a little more sparing in the 
nse of adjectives and expletives : but theJ/^('7 — Oh 
dear ! To find one'e-stlf described in the course of one 
article a? an '"nnreaaonable,'" 'illogical,'' 'iiifataated,' 
'•childiBh.'*' intolerant."' ''blind," "bigoted," '-fanati- 
cal," "ailly." "rabid," -'fussy." "crofchety." "ridiculous" 
"imbecile," * hobby rider," is no joke ; but such is my 
fate. For although not one of the sorely despised 
and much abused "eighteen," I am of 
the many "political teetotalers" who have helped, as 
yon would say, by their action to "degrade politics." 
Now, sir, I dart say the foregoing looks very pretty. 
and perhaps in the opinion of some may be regarded 
as clever ; but I have always assumed that any fool 
could throw mod. and that abuse proved nothing and 
settled nothing, except that the pirty who stoop; d to 
use it was at loss for better arguments. 

I propose, therefore, to abataifi from following 
the example set me, and take your very good advice 
viz., "Put aside any personal aspect of this affair and 
look St it upon broader ground?." 

If we narrow the whole discussion down, the issue 
seems to mo to bf^ thnf ive ore not jtntifivd in intir- 
frririf}, fix a parfi/, in municipal or Parliamcntarif 
tJccfiortfi. hit that a'< Lihrralt ive should ahvaijs vote 
Ltberal,or as Torict mic Tonj. 

I admit at once that so put it is a fair subject 
for diacussion, and one upon which there may fdrly 
be two opinions. And having conceded so much, I 
Will now put what appears to me to be our case, or 
part of it, before your readers. 

I"m(. — We (I speak as a Good Templar, more than 
nsamember-of the United Kingdom Alliance) believe, 
rightly or wrongly, that aU alcoholic drinks iojure 
the human syetnm, and that in almost exact 
proportion to the quantity taken ; nnd that therefore 
It IB jjhyslcally and morally wrong to drink. In this 
view we are now supported by the highest medical 
suthority, by experience, and by the statements of 
insurance and other societies. 

Second. We think that the traffic in intoxicatiOi 
drinks is not only exceptional, but though legalised i 
not in the highest and truest tense of the term 
legitimate trade. This proposition will of course be 
strongly opposed. 

Lord Sherbrooke, then Mr. Lowe, said, that in his 
opinion it is *' as legitimate as any other." If he is 
right, I admit at ooce that we are sadly wrong in 
harassing those engoged in it as we do. How then 
shall wedecidft ? 

(rt) We read in tho go d old Book that a tres is 
known by its fruit. What, kind of fruit then has the 
drink traffic borne .' I am afraid it lia-^ been a barren 
tree. Barren, did I say/ Nay, verily I Surely all 
must admit thafc it has produced a very harvest of 
crime, misery, pauperism, disease, and death. 

Tried by that test then, it is not " as legitimate as 
any other." 

(h) If. for instance, in your iesue to-morrow, you 
■were able to announc-i that, say half-a-doz^n public- 
houses in a given town were closeil. in consequence of 
the action of the Temperance party, you will not 
dery, I think, that a very large proportion of your 
■^ subscribers would read the announcement with feel- 
ings of satisfaction. How very dilferent. however, 
would their feelings be if you intimated tbaf, 
au many iron furnaces were " blown out," so 
many collieries '-not working.' and so mauy mills 
B'anding idle in consequence of the badness of trade. 
Wherefore then, I ask. the difference ; if not thnt your 
readers understand that the more business done in in- 
toxicating drinks, the worse for those who drink ir. 
and the wova'- for the country where the trade is carried 
on. Whereas the more iron made, the more coal 
raiped, the faster the factory wheels revolve the hrfti/r 
for the employer, the employs, and the country where 
the business is coi-ducted. 

Tried by that test then, the trade is not '-aa legiti- 
mate as any other." 

frj Btntham, one of the ablest wiiters on Juris- 
prudence, says—" The sole object of government ought 
to be the greatest happiness of the greatest possible 
number of the community." I submit that if the '" sole 
object of the Government " had been to produce the 
greatfst possible: amount of misery, suffering, and los^, 
they could hunlly have employed a better agency th.n 
the present licensing system : and therefore, tried by 
that test also, the trade " is >ft as legitimate as ai-y 

{d) Mr. Gladstone says, and would the words ^rere 
written in letters of gold, "The law should make it 
easy to do right and difficult to do wrong.' Few I 
think, will ventare to pay that in this matter the law 

has made it "ei?y to do right and dillioult to do 
wroug.' Aek the father who^e son is leaving 
home to try his fortune in one of our large oeot'ea of 
population. Ask that young man who is just enter- 
ing out on life. Ask that reformed drunkard, 
or drinker trying to reform if they find it 
more 'easy to do right" and less "difficult to do 
wrong^, ■ in consequence of our towns and cities 
being studded wi^h licensed temptations in the 
shape of public-houses — and the answer from one and 
all will be, -'No a thousand times no. We find it 
easy to do n-rong, and almost impoesible to do right." 

Tried by that test, the trade is i\ot " as legitimate as 
any other." 

Third. Believing that it is wrong to drir.k and that 
the trade is illegitimate we seek by all legitimate 
means to destroy it. We are quite willing to accept 
regulation or restriction— as much of it &'* we can get; 
but we look bick over the history of our country, and 
discover that we have been regula'ing and restricting 
the traffis for hundreds of years, and we point to the 
hundreds of attempts, and failures, as evidence con- 
clusive that it is impossible to rfgulate this huge 

While, therefore, we are qriite prepared to take 
what we can get as fo much on account, we claim, 
and ultimately intend to rest satisfied with, nothing 
less than the absolute prohibition of the liquor traffic 
— prohihitiou by thr jvill of the jnvplr expressed in due 
form of law. In a word, vjpi contend that if the trade 
beright it shonld be free, and if wrong, not regulated 
or restricted merely, but prohibitet^. 

Fourth. Having regard to the enormous waste of 
our country's resources, the terrible amount of pnu- 
perism. crime, and suffering, consequent upon the 
existence of the traffic, not to speak of the 100,000 
men, women, and children, not once now and again, 
but every year shin by drink, we contend that this 
is the most important matter, which can (or to save 
discijssion) is VikrJy, to engage the attention of the 
legislature. Therefore it is we press it to the front. 

AVe have never snd, and do not say, there are 
no other important matters ^ngaging the attention 
of our municipalities and Parliament. Wo know 
there are. We do not say "Throw your party poltics 
to the winds," for som-^ of us are as stiong party 
politicians as any of your readers. W'hat we do say 
is— this great drink question stands in the way of 
almost every other reform, and we propose, therefore, 
to deal with, believing that its settlement would 
go far to Fettle many others. We say all this in the 
interest of the nation and claim that the interest of 
the nation is above parly. 

Fifth. Wo act thus, not only as we believe oo 
/*/7/;'/y>/r but as a matter of poVn-ij, and think upon 
good precedent. Let me instance the Corn Law 
Agitation. Did Cobden and Bright; advocate party 
then ? Did not they say the question was not one of 
Whig or Tory, but simply, did they (ihe people) 
approve of the Cora Laws or did they not I 

That, sir, is precisely our position. Then thepeople 
were starving from want of bread. Now, infinitely 
more are being continually slain by that which we 
propo.-e to destroy. 

You say. sir, and say truly, "'No doubt they— (r^fer- 

ag to ua) — are earnest enough." Yes, we are earnest 

id no number of hard names will turn us aside from 
the course we have mapped out for ourselves. 

In to-day's issue " A Liberal" says: — "Those of 
who are Liberals first and Temperance reformers 

terwards, will have to consider whether or no we 

n longer support organisations which in the crisis 
an election allow their agents to play into Tory 
hands." This is "A Liberal's" way of putting it. 
far as this applies to the local elections now 
pending I have nothing to say. But as 
applied to our general policy, I beg to 
retort — so be it. And wp who are Temperance re- 
formers first, and Lih-.rah aftern'ards will have to 
consider how ftir we can support a party which while 
calling it?elf Liberal, is not Lioeral enough to tru--t 
the pfople in matters so deeply affecting their 
interests ; or, while profesping to be Conservative, 
are not Conservative enough to be willing to 
conserve the best interests of their country. 
Yes, sir, taking the Market Hall Ward election 
simply as an illustration, we hare asked ourselves and 
answered Ihe question, whether we can support a 
party which, while other men as good could easily be 
found, thrnst upou us one who, however excellent in 
himself, yet represents and is largely responsible for 
the c )nduci. of a trade which we believe to be immoral, 
and which we hate with a perfect hatred. 

And surely, sir, the present, of all times, is about the 
worst which could posiihly have been chosen to bring 
ftrwardone j-o intimately connected with "the trade." 
and therefore so obnoxious to eo large a cluss of the com- 

I have written strongly, but trust that I have not 
been personal, and will only add, without the sli htest 
desire or intention of eiving offence, that you, sir, and 
other newspaper (ditors may condemn, and party 
wirepullers may fiown, but there are thousands of 
" political teetotalers" and increasing in number every 
day — who mean, while marching on to oertoin — if de^ 
ferred— victory— ia every possible way to try and 

cripple the drink traffic, and on no account help in to 
power those who will uphold it by their voioo or 

lam, Sir. yonratrnly. 

D. Y. SoOTT, G.W.Co., and 

Acting G.W.G.T. of England. 
G.L. Offices. I.O.G.T.. 

Congreve-street, Birmingham. 
October IS. 1S82. 


Bro. Thomas H. Wilman, S.D R.W.G.T., writes from 
Alexandria. 2ud October, 1SS2.— " Sinw writing my 
'ast letter many changes have taken place out here. 
The war has terminated, and all the talk now ir^as 
fo what honours are doe to the generals and other high 
'Officers on the staff. But there is something that is of 
much more interest to us a? Good Templars. I mean 
the separation of the various regiments and corps, and 
therefore the Good Templars that are in them, to all 
pirts of the world. Many of our brethren both aC 
home and abroad know, by studying the newspapers, 
the immediate future of many of these rei^iments and 
where they are going to be stationed. Now, I 
want to ask all the^o brethren to let it 
be known amongst their personal friends if 
a regiment chano' s to be coming anywhere near their 
homes or in their neighbourhood, *so that on their ar- 
rival a few friends should agree to make it their busi- 
ness to visit the regiment, and find the Good Tern plara 
(some of whom, I um sure, you will see in alraostall 
regiments) and give them a few wo^d:^ of encourage- 
ment. For I can assure the brethren that a few words 
spoken at such a season sink deep into one's heart, 
more especially those who may have been some time 
away from home, and the feeling baiug reoiprooatpd, 
a truly fraternal feelibg is established, which does im- 
measurable good to the Order. In any regiment that 
our brethren might visit, if they inquire for the Good 
Templars they will very quickly have them poicted 
nut. Of course such as myself can look after and 
make ourselves recognised wherever we go. I plead 
not f Jr such ; I plead for the many brethren who are 
true and staunch, yet withal very timid nnd very, very 
bashful, and, if not looked after, apt to wander 
from our ranks and probibly be lo.^t to the Order. 
I am constantly receiving very pleasing letters from 
the brethren more inland, an extract from oae of 
which I will give you ;— Through the energy of Bro. 
Charle9worth,R.A.,the Nil Desperandum Lodge held a 
meeting on September 22, on the desert at Ismailia. 
The Lodge, like many other military Lodges, has 
suffered greatly from the outHi;^ak in Egypt. Some 
time ago the stirength of the Lodge wa9 over 100. bat 
now it is only 10. Bro. Charlesworth, assisted by Bros, 
Kerry. L.D.. an 1 Barnes. W.S., tried for hoars to find 
a suitable place to meet in, but all in vain. The ses- 
sion had to be held in the desert, with nothing but 
sand to sit on. Not the comfortable seats, 
chairs, &c., one usual l.y finds in a Lodge- 
room. There were two re-obligated, and the brethren 
present thanked Bro. Charlesworth, who was a visitor, 
for the interest taken by him in their Lodge session, 
puch sessions as f h-=Be cannot bat be impressive, and I 
mention this particularly to shew what interest ii 
evinced for the Order when the heart is in the work. 
Even, in the midst and immediately at the con elusion of 
those severe fights that took place at the Ismailia side, 
these brethren's sole desire seemed to be to recover 
the poor fallen brothers to our raok^, I am sire that 
miny of our brethren at home must have complied 
with my request tooffer up prayers toGod to help us 
out here, because, I am happy to say. I h^ve 
not heard of one single violatioa having taken 
place since. On the other hand, many are applying to 
he re-obligated and restored to membership. 1 thank 
all that have done eo. Rest assured you will haveyour 
reward, and a good conscience shall follow you con- 
tinually, feeling that you have dong your bsst to 
as isb our noble work even in distant liuds, by 
offering uji prayers to Almighty God. Again, I ask 
you to look up the brethren returning from the war, 
and hope that it may result in much good. 

Drinking in Jersey.— From a letter in the Jcrne>/ 
E.rpress by Bro. H. W. Brunker, we ieira tei pnblic- 
houses were watched in Jersey on the ItJth ult., between 
the hours of TandIO p.m.Tbe numbers seen tienferone 
particular house were as follow :— From 7 to 8 o'clock, 
171 ; from Sto 11 o'clo'jk, 2;il ; and from ;» to lOo'clock. 
2i:i : making a total of (il5 persons enlering one 
public-house ia the short space of three hours, 
Tne house here referred to has threp entrances. 
Two other public-houses in tho immediate Ircality 
were also watched by fix other per-ons. In one of 
these houses there entered between the same hours, 
327 persons, and i a the other hou-te. 102 persons, 
making a total of 1.014 persons who were positively 
seen t) enter three public-houses in the neighbourhood 
of the Royal Square, between the hours of 7 and 10 
p.m. Seven other public-housea had a total numher 
of persons who entered them amounting to 1,309, 
which, added to the above numbers, will give a total 
of 2,353 persona who were seen t3 enter tea public- 
houses at the time mentioned. 


OuPoiiEK 30, 1882, 


The action of the Temperance jiarty in the impend- 
ingelfotion in the city o£ Edinbaigh has bfpn prompt 
and decisive. Mr. J. D. Renton has been put forward 
as a candidate by the Liber.xls. a«d on October i'(l an 
influential mcelin? of Temperance roliiicians was 
convened to consider what, skps they shoold take. 
The Rev. Dr. Adameon presidi'J, and tho at- 
tendance inclndcd Bro. John Sutherland, Ci.W.C.T., 
of Scotland. The following question was ulti- 
mately drawn up to be presented to the candidate 
for his acceptance:—" Resolved, that, in the event of 
a measure bein,^ introduced into Parliament confer- 
ring' upon a majority of the ratepayers in Scotland the 
unconditional legal power to prohibit the liquor 
traffic in their several localities, will you, 
by your vote and inftaenco support the same ."' 
A deputation was apjioinled to wait upon 
Mr. Renton, and thev saw that gentleman im- 
mediately after the mcctinic. Mr. J. H. Watereton 
introduced the members, and the Rev. Dr. Adamson 
explained ai to the meeting which h id been held, and 
read the resolution agreed to. Mr. Uentou expressed 
his general approval of the resolution submitted, and 
after conversation the deputation expressed them- 
selves as satisfied. The A/i7</ lircirm observe3:"The can- 
didate and (he deputation remained in conference for 
upw.irds "f an hour, and during that time a frank 
and full interchange of opinion "^curred. Tbe question 
io all its details and bearings was.discussed ; and Mr. 
Renton, we are informed, most favourably impressed 
his visitors, no les" by hia candour and kindliness, 
than by his shrewdness in debate and his sympathetic 
appreciation of their principles. The deputation 
intend to vi»it any other candidate or candidates who 
may enter the field, and submit to them the same 
question they en Saturday addressed to Mr. Renton. 
They will then hold a general meeting and decide as 
to their electoral action.' 

Mr. Renton thus alludes to the Temperance question 
in his address to the electors ; — '■ Recognising, as I do, 
the enormous amount of evil caused by intemperance 
in this country. I will support all measures that will 
tend to diminish it, and I agree with the principle that 
a control ought to be exercised over the licensing of 
pnblic-hocses by the inhabitants of the districts where 
rhey are situated." • 

EDixBnncii.— Mr. .Tames Cowan (L). has intimated 
that from the state of hia health he hrn applied for the 
stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds. The hon. 
member whilst in Parliament has supported SirW. 
Lawson's Local Option resolution. 



In addition to the chief receivers named in the 
Watchword of October 9, the following sisters have 
been appointed to recfive contributions from their re- 
spective districts for the Negro Mission Bazaar in 
Bristol in December : — 

Essex.— Mrs. L. Crow, Park-road. West Ham ; Mrs. 
Brooks, Dunals, Grays ; Miss Charlotte Doowra, Kel- 
vedon ; Mrs. Francis, Milton-street, Southend-on-Sea ; 
Mrs. Mann, Dovercourt. 

North Stafford.— Mrs. J. Stubbs, Dresden ; Mrs. 
Paston, Hanley ; Miss M. E. Jervis, Stooe. 

East Stafford.— Mrs. Hiil. Union-street, Earton- 

Worcester.— Mies M. A. Jones, London Honse. 
Malvern Link ; Mrs. .'ipurgeon. Dudley ; Mrs. J. D, 
Clarke, 5U. High-street, W-nrcestor : Jliss Lugard, The' 
Vicarage, Norton. 

North NoKTHAMrTou.— Mrs. Lawtrey, Queen- 
street, Peterborough. 

Nottix(;ha.m D.L. has requested each Lodge in the 
district to have a collection on a specified nighf. &'). 

Wales (English.) — The following members are 
collecting contribations for the bazaar : Mrs. W. L 
Daniel, fi4. High-street, Merthyr; ."Mr. F. James.draper! 
Penybont ; Miss Mills. Royal Cambrian House, New- 
town, Montgomery. Also, as before, Mrs. J. M. Jones 
Oatefield, Wrexham. 

Further information will be gladly given by Sister 
Jmpey on application, but ifonds ulionld twi hr smt to 
?'.e'\ Catherine Impey, Hon. Sec, 

Street, Somerset, 


The Signal of Safety Lodge. Northampton, having 
arranged for a prize ode competition, open to all the 
Lodges of the town, the following' odes were awarded 
the first and second prizes. Mr. Sam. S. Champion, 

■iJ'uiji was the 

" Signal 

editor of the X.n-llrimj,tmis. 
Htliodicator : — 

First Prize awarded to Bro. Sam Norman 
of Safely" Lodge. 

Creator, Lord of light and lite. 

Who gave the world its birth, 
Wbo did but speak, and water pure 

Gushed forth o'er all the earth. 
Thy noblcit gift to creatures all 

On earth whateer they t)e i 
The mainspring and support of life. 

So bountiful, so free. 
Yet strange that man whom over all. 

Our nature's Lord gave sway, 
Sbonlt be the only creature who 

His gil'tperverts' to-day. 
Oh! Shameful, that a gift so rare — 

Meant blessings to disburse — 
Should by mans intellect be turned 

Into a hideous curse. 
Oh Lord, our Father kind, behold 

This small but faithful band, 
Vnitcd firmly, we would drive 

This curse from out our land. 
Lord, keep us faithful to our vows ; 

Our fallen brothers claim : 
And let the honour of our cause 

-'dd glory to Thy name. 

.•Second prize awarded (o Bro.W. C. Hollowell. Lodge 
Deputy, "Signal of Safely' Lodge:— 
Te.mplae Ode. 
Lead us, thou God of battles. 

In our bloodless, righteous strife ; 
Be our bulwark 'mid our struggles, 
For our country's peace and life. 

Haste the triumph, 
Haste the triumph 
Of the cause of truth and right. 
Not to save some crumbling relic 

From the foeman's brand and sword, 
Not in distant lands to slaughter, 
Ata king's commanding word. 
We would rescue, 
We would rescue 
Those around us from despair. 
Strong drink fills our land with sorrow. 
Bresks food hearts with anguish deep 
Oruhan'd children feil its shadows. 
As by drunkards' graves they weep. 
Friend of children. 
Friend of children, 
Wilt Thnu not avenge the wrong ? 
Give the victory o'er Drink's factions, 

End for ever Drink's dark sway. 
Lot the stain of our intemperance. 
Be completely purged away. 

And the triumph. 
And che triumph 
To Thy power we will ascribe. 




An inUresti US' relic of the late war i^ in poeeessiou 
of the Coverdale Lodge. It is a tattereil portioa of a 
rebel standard, and was captured from the enemy bj 
eix blue jackets oi^ II. M.S. Taraar, during the decisive 
struggle on ihe now historic plain of Tel-el-Kebir. 
Additional value will attach to the trophy in the eyes 
of Good Templars from the fact that it 
wa3 won by a deed of ditliinar and con- 
Bpicuous bravery on the part of membera of the 
Order. On the niglitof the erentful 13th September, 
while hotly engaged in Singuinary cctnfiict with the 
hostile forces, the plucky tars espied an Egyptian flag 
proudly waving some little distance in a°ivance, and 
made a most determined rush towfirds it. Despitethe 
defperate re iatance offered by three Egyptian officf-rs 
and a number of boldiere who fiercely defended it, the 
gallant man-o'ware-men eucceedcd in wieet'ng the 
colours from them, and bore it away in triumph. 
Unhappily our gratification in recording this heroic 
action must be tempered by the reflection that the 
capture was made at great cost, two cf the party 
haviug Haorificed their lives in its performance, whilst 
of ihe remaining lour, one su-stained ihe loss of an 

n, another wae shot in the leg,- -necessitaling its 
pntation,— and the two others are at present lying 
dangerously woundal. The piece of the standard en- 
ted to Bro. J. Rawlinsou tor presentation to tht- 
Coverdale on behalf of the Tamar Lodge, was rec-ivtd 

th enthusiasm, and it is intended by the members of 
the former to have it framei and hung np in the 
Lodge-room, a? a memoiialof the Egyptian "War. and 
the brave part taken therein by inpmters of the Gocd 
1 emplar Order. 


(Translation ok Adduess fkom Sweden- to 


To the Grand Lodge of England, ani Siath-Eisl; 

Lancashire District L^dge. Brothers and Si'iters in 


Fellow- workers in our great cause :— The Ksecative 
Committee of the Grand Lodge of Siveden has 
commissioned me to express to tbe Grand Lodge of 
England and the South-East Lancashire District 
Lodge, the thanks of the Grand Lodge of Swedon and 
all its menbers for your addresses of brotherly greeting, 
sect through oar mutual friend and brother Rev. 
Ephraim,Turlaud to the Swedish members of theOrder, 
— of which m'-mbars those who heard the above men- 
tioned addresses read at a public meeting held here in 
Stockholm on the 17th day of this month, have desired 
to send back through mc to Bro. Turland and to all 
others who are concerned, an address of brother'y 
greeting from our very hearts. 

Fellow* workers ! We rejoice at every advance 
our gool and glorious cau^e makes in any part of the 
great field of action, i.e., thrn'Jit>Ir7fi>rh7. We rejoice 
that the fundamental principles of our Order are such 
that all men, whatever their race or nationality may 
be, whatever lan;2ua3e. religious belief, and form of 
thought they miy possess, may meet together in this 
Or.ler as c^iildren of Almight;! *'/.'^/,the Father of all. 
Herein Sweden we have fought many hard battle, 
for the right of existence. In spite of all obstacles 
our numbers have increased by thousands : an! our 
watchword, Th>' hanhhmmt of hit ox' rating il rink from 
nil htnd^, and the broth- rlyuHio,, of all iiatlom,' novr 
resouLdd in city and village of our dear fatherland. 
Many per-ons have suggested the idea that the Order 
Sweden should become national, that we should 
make the Order a Swedish Order ; but those who 
sneak thus do not know or do not understand the 
and mission of the Good Templar Order. If the 
Order were to be split ap, if it were to become 
parate Order in every particular nation, then one 
of the most beautiful of ttic fundamental principles 
of our Order, that namely, that the world is onrfitli/, 
would disappear, and the importance and meining of 
the Order would ba diminished. No I the strength, 
the prosperity, yea. the very life of the Order depends 
upon its " intrrnatiihial rloirart' r." How beautiful 
for every single member among uw lowly 
Swedish people in the humble North to know 
that every member is a link in the great chain of 
brotherhood, the aim of wfiioh is tin; rrdemjtiinii 
at' the n-liole irorhl from (Jriiithinirss and. further. 
ihr Imtlu-rhi union of all nations.' How l>eaatiful 
it is to know that we have fricndu in yon English 
brel hren, that ire arc one nith you, that yon rejoice 
with us iu our prosperity, and that you would sorrow 
with UH in ca^e — which God forbid!— our cause were 
to make no further pro;i:ress I How beautiful it ip to 
be fired with the tame emotion which inspires brethren 
in lands on the other tide of the earth ! To he their 
brethren, although we do not know them. 

Our mission is God's misfion. We are sure of that. 
If it were not so. onr cause would nob now reckun 
about I. liOO adherents in 2.^0 Lodge.«!. If it were not 
that God is with ui5, then thousands who were bound 
fast in the fetters of vice wonld not at this moment 
stand erect, free, and strong in the consciousness that 
they are members of our brotherly band, and that they 
are working for a great eod. 

We have thus reason to rejoice ; and yet across the 
sky of our gladness dark clouds are passing. We 
refer to your sorrow, and our sorrow, the illness of the 
Righ^. Worthy Grand Templar, and Grand Worthy 
Chief Templar of England, Bro. Malins. We mourn 
"th you in this respecG ; but we trust that God, the 
Great Supreme, will restore him to health and strength, 
that he may again devote his powers to the work of 
the Order. 

May the Almighty grant prosperity to our beloved 
Order and give it power to work for its lofty object, 
80 that the day may soon dawn when the nations of 
th, as one man, shall shake off the unchristian ' 
nmoral yoke o£ intoxicitiog drink. — Yours 
fraternally, in Faith, Hjpe, and Chanty. 

Oscar Eklund, G.W.S. 
Stockholm. Office of the ^ 

Grand Lodge, September 27. 18s2. , 

What Follows. 
Loss of money follows drinking, 
Loss of time brings bitiier thinking 
Loss of business loUows these, 
Loss of btrength and loss of eise ; 
Loss of heilth, respect, and love, 
Loss of hope and heaven above. 
Loss of friends who once admire], 
L38S of mind by frenzy fired ; 
Losi of life and loss of soul 
Crown hU lose wholove-'r the bow), 

Oc?roBEB 20, 1882. 



Temperance Teaching for the Young.— 

Ifce miDircB of tbe Grand Kxecative Council, given in 
last wifk'H Watchwofid. will have infoiiued your 
reaJer^that a handb- ok fcr nfe in Juvenile Temples 
id in pr p;i.raiiun. The first section is in the printer's 
hand?, and may be expected l>y the first of Xovember. 
Perhaps jou will kindly :iUow me to explain the 
design and scope uf the work, which will be issued 
under thet'tleof "Temperance Legeona for tbe Young" 
and will be adopted fur use in Echoolsaa well as Bands 
or Hope and Juvenile Temples. I have had the 
work in prospect for some year?, and Kro. Rolfe's tc- 
'luest to supply a f erica of lessuns for the Waiciiw ord 
aeemed to afford a g:ood oppcrtunity of gi\ ing the idea 
a practical form. When complete, the book will con- 
Bi-»t of loor seutiont", each containing material for i:{ 
lesaODt) ; that i?. one for each week of the year. The 
13th lesson in each Eectiou will be a review of (he 
previous 12. The fir^t eection which will serve as the 
basis of the next Juvenile Temple examination, is 
devoted to the moral and Scriptural aspects of Tern- 
potnnce : the i:econd section will deal with 
theChemistiy of the i|uefetiou ; the third with the 
Physiology of it ; and the fourth with the economic 
and legislative i ides of the subject. Thas I shall en- 
deavour to cover the whole giuund ina serif, of ea^y 
lessons adapted to the comprehension of the young-. 
Each lesson outline will occupy three pages of the 
handbook ; and I hope to have the ciitin- work ready 
for publication early next year. To eech lesson (ex- 
cept the review) I have appended three questions and 
anewfra tobe cjmmitted to memory by the children. 
and my suggestioa is that while the Handbook should 
contain the whole of the matter for the uee of 
teachers, the catechism should be printed tuparately, 
uniform with the Juvenile Order' for the children's 
nae. I have the greatest admiration for Dr. Richard- 
bou'b " L(860u Bock," and for Bro. Dr. Ridges' 
"Primer;" but the former is too abstruse for children. 
and the latter tcarcely professes to deal with the whole 
Temperance que-tioo. What I aim at is something 
that ehall. as I have said, cover tlie who!e ground. 
and he thoroughly adapted for children.— FitEDERic 

Free Imtiations.—I thank Bro. George Bjunis- 
ter, P H.D., for bis testimony to '■ An old phn revived, ' 
and I ti'ust the same will bo a complete answer to 
those who have lately been objecting to the principle of 
initiating during and after public meetings. Bro. 
Rev. Forbes Winslow has done an immeme service to 
the Order by recommending these proceedings, which 
are consistent with the fundamental principles of 
universal brotherhood and of our Order. Our mis-ion 
ie to 8ave the people fiom the temptations of drink, 
and inducing them to join the Order, by any moans 
however broad, is one great step in that direc- 
tion, and is a policy that should be adopted tt 
all public meetings where accommLdation iu 
the shape of separate and adjoining rooms n 
available. Invite those to pay the initiation i'ec who 
are able to do so by all means, bub do not let even that 
ireventna initiating all who are willing. I am proud 
to state this plan was carried out at the receut Morley 
Hall Mission at Hackney, and the result has ha|>pily 
proved of great good to all Lodges in^tbe DisLrii*:. 
Many who were iuiLiatedfree have since puid the fee 
in their several Lidy-ts, and tho-e who hitherto have 
be*n unable to pay intend paying their subscription 
when the nest password is due. and if that is not a 
eatisfactory resolt. I am at a loss to know what better 
meana could be employed to secure converts and mem- 
bers to our Order. It seems to me a useless v/a^ie of 
energy if our Order is only to draw large audiences for 
the simply signiog of pledges and nothing further.and 
the best "nextstep" is there and then to initiate 
them.— E. A. Gibson, V.D., No. t; and 7 Sub-district, 

Regalia in Japan.— The "WATcuwoi;!! reaches 
here veiy regularly and receives a good deal of attention 
from the members of the "Centennial ' Lodge. Among 
other items of interest your correspondence columns 
have lately been tilled with commeuts on the desir- 
abilty of a distinctive Templar Badge to be worn 
out of doors, and I gather from many of ihoee 
elters that a change in the regalia itself 
Would meet approval. If such a change be 
p0!ieible and uob be subversive of diaciplint', 
it ia one that will be fully appreciated by Good Tem- 
plars iu Japan. The matter has often be.rn moot.d 
among the members, but no action taken becauee it was 
supposed to » e as '■ the law of the Jledes and Persians 
which altcreth not, "and it uasbvtUrlo 'grin and bear" 
than to growl and have to bear after all. The weather 
here in the summer months is sooppiessive that one's 
clothes, of white linen or cotton, are a burden, and 
when to thom is added the weight of No. 2nd and ord 
degree collars, one's condition maybe more easily ima- 
gined Ihandtecribed. atleopt by mc. If there be 
the slightest possibility of replacing the collar by 

something Jo-s cumbrous by any means let it be done. 
To devise something which wou'd serve the double 
purpose of Lodge room regalia and outdoor insignia 
would I think be difficult; it is only pioptr that a very 
considerable distinction should be maintained. One 
doesn't wear one s dress snit every day. but it should 
be very ea-y to devise a regalia that shall not be 
found a burden in hot lutiiudes. fso far as the badge 
is concerned I think that may safely be left to thfi 
" powers that be" to decide upon. One proviso only I 
would make: let it not be made com]»ulsDty, let '' the 
wearing of the blue,' or any other badge, be left to the 
free will of the members. — Yours, in Faith, Hope, and 
Charity, H. MacAethur, W.T., Centennial, A.J. 


By the deaf', on the 12th inst,. of Bro. Thomas 
Ollis. at the advanc'jd age of 8->, th-- Temperance 
causa has lost one of its must enthusiastic as well as 
one of ita iildest supporters. 

Bora iu the year 17L''J, at Salfoid. he was intended 
by his father for th-j Church of England ministry. 
His fath r, however, dying »t a comparatively early 
age, he wasUJ't when only .seven years old to com- 
mence the battle of life. 

He wos brought to a knowledge of the truth at the 
early age of Iu', and joined the Methodist Church, 
which body he was connected with up to the time of 
bis death. 

Coming to Liverpool in lyi'i-, wiih the intenlion of 
proceeding to America, Mr. Ollis had procured berths 
in one of the vessels failing from this port, when, his 
wife becoming dangerously I ill, he was obliged to 
abandon the project, and accordingly settled inLiver- 

In politics he was an advanced Liberal, and had 
taken part in every political movement from Peterloo. 
Stronger even than his political op Di(.tus was lii.s de- 
votion to the principle-: of prohi! ilion. and for many 
years his vote, as well as his voice, was always to be 
counted upon in support of any candidate who 
stood upon the Temperance platform. He was em- 
phatically a Temperarce politician, and not on'- who 
/'>lkf(l Ttinpuranceand r,>tc(l sirn;gh( iv'fh lua jxirfy^ 
whoever they brouirht forwajd. 

His liu ine--s as a machinitt called foragrear deal 
of thought and energy, and the number cf patents 
which he tcok out gave evidence of his originality 
and inveuti\e genius, acd had he been of a more 
sellish disposition and devoti_i less lime to the public 
weal hemiffht have accumulated wealth. His ruling 
principle through life has been to help others, even 
if by so doing he impoveri-^hed himself. 

The following proposition was found in an old note 
book : '■ Has a man a right to call his cash his own 
while the church of God or his brother is in need / " 
and his whole life has been an answer iu the negi.tive, 
and one of eelf-denjiog activity. 

During the cholera visitation in Liverpool sime 
years ago, Bro. Ollis was constant in his exertions and 
visitations both to the sick and bertaved ones, fre- 
quently going into homes where even the doctors 
almosc feared to enter. 

The Liverpool Temperance and Band of Hope Union 
was originated by him, and he was a vice president 
of it up to hie death, while the Liverpool Popular 
Control Association and kindrei societies found him 
ever ready co help. 

He joined the United Kiagdom Alliance wh^n it 
was started. and was one of the most regular atteudauts 
at the anunal mettings. 

Br. Ollis joined the (;ood Tt-mplar Order as a Charter 
member of Liver Lodge, No. 2:.!), in May. l>iri, and re- 
mained a member of this Lodge up to the time of his 
death. He filled the office of treasurer lor fomo year< 
without a break, and was then elected W.C.T. He was 
appointed joint represent-itive with Bro. Collings from 
the Liver Lodge, to the Grand Lodge Se38ion at Pres- 
ton, and attended there, taking part in every sitting 
of that memorable session. 

The qiestion that will ever be associated with our 
brothers name is that of '■ Bible Tt-mperance." Con- 
vinced that no sanction for the me of intoxicating 
liquors was to be found in the Scriptures and annoyvdat 
themi^quotitioD- so constantly used by theoppooenis 
of the movement. Bro. OiUs determined to ma.-ter the 
subject, and , with a courage rarely < qnallcd, he set him- 
self, at the age of in. to study both the Hebrew and 
Greek languages, so that he might meet with objectors 
on equal footing- 

This task he flccoraplishcd, and for many years 
devoted himself to spr-'^d the truth upon this phrose 
of this Temperance Oaefition, and only a lew weeks 
beforohis death he published tbe le-nln of his studies 
in a small philling volume entitled "Scripture Texts 
Critically Examined " which will well repay perusal 
from all interested in the caase. 

Bro. Ollis was eei?:ed with paralysis some months 
ago, and though he so far recovered as to Fit up in his 
room, it has been evident that his work was done. His 
faith in hie Saviour was undimmed and unwavering, 
and death had no terrors for him: he was calmly wait- 
ing his Eummoos home. He said to the writer only 
a week or two before bin death. " My work is done, and 
I phallbeghidto i-e-st." 

The funeral took place on the l)>th inst.. at Anheld 
Cemetery. Liverpool, and was attended by a large 
number of friends. TheOrderwas represented by ; — 

Bros. Bebbiogiop, DC.T.. Collings. P.G W.C., fciiater 
Green, R.W.G.S.J.T., Bros. Thomas, P.G.G.. Pugh, 
D.Trear. and amongst others whom we noticed present 
were Mes-rs. Smyth, Whitehead. J. W. Harrison, D. 8. 
Collin. Boi eland Craigie. J.Miller. B. Hunt Harker. 
Allen E. Wild, Mrs. Laurenc=, Mrs. Golding. Mrs. 
Harker, i;c., 

His remsios were tome to the grave by 
workmen who had for years been in his employ, and 
who had ever received from him just and fair treat- 
ment, and who willingly gave this testimony to bis 
character as an employer. 

Ar a ppecial cession of the South- West Lancashii a 
District Lodge, held en Satuxday evening, 1 1th inst., 
the following resolution was unanimously adopted :-■ 

'• That ihia District Lodge would recognise with 
heart-felt gratitude to Almighty God the invaluable 
services rendered to iho cause of religion, Tcmpei 
ance. and national eobriely by our I'.ro. Thomas Ollia 
during his long and consistent life : they woalJ 
further express their desire that, his example may be 
a stimulus to all engaged iu the work so dear to hiH 
heart.' aud to which he devoted so much time and 
energy, 'i'o hii family they would tender their 
warmest sympathy in the loss they have suatiuued, and 
would Dssur.2 them that the memivry of our late brother 
will long be cherished as an earnest and true-hearted 
wofker iu every good cause." 


The Klingtung bridge, in China, claims to be the 
longest and oldest chain bridge in the world. 

The eminent handwriting expert, Mr, Chabot, died 
on the l.jth inst., at the age of G7, 

The Cdpe Grisnez Lighthouse has been lighted by 

There are 30 electric li?ht compBiiies in Kngland, 
with a capital of over £(;,000,000. In America, there 
are "0 companies, with a capital of over .-CI 0,000,000. 

At the Shoiihand Lxhibition being held in Parim, 
2t different syttema are. on view. One of the curioei- 
ties "f the exhibition is a post cardcoubaining (1,000 

The memorial erected to the musical composer 
Balfo, was unveiled in Westminster Abbey on the'20tU 
inst. It ia between the tombs of Purcell and Dr. 

One of the provisions of a law recently passed iu 
Denmark is that all intoxicated persons ehall be taken 
home iu carnages, at the expense of the landlord who 
sold them the last glass. 

The Geographical Society of Hamburg has resolved 
to despatch a new expedition into the centre of East 
Aftica. under the command of Dr. Fischer, one of 
DeDhaidt's companions in the expedition of lN7It. 

Two Italians have rowed from Rome to Paris in an 
outrigger. Proceeding by way of the Mediteranean, 
the river Ithone, the Saone and from thence through 
the Bourgoyne into the Seine, they accomplished their 
journey in three months. 

A destructive nre took j lace on the Kth inst., in 
the weaving works of Messrs. Holm and Sons, Bridge- 
ton, Glapgow. The building, wliich gave work to 400 
persons, was completely destroyed. Damage estimated 
at C-IOO.OOO. 

From a veLurn relating to the hiss of human life and 
dci-truciion of cattle in the Madras Presidency by the 
attacks of wild beasts, in the year ISSl, welearn that 
the number of persons killed by wild animals and 
snakes was l,."i(i2 ; animals, S,!i3s. 

A census was taken one day in August of the num- 
ber of pedestrians and vthichs crofsing thn various 
bridges in the Metropolis in the course of 24 hours. 
London Bridge comes first with 110..:2o pedestrians, 
22,212 vehicles: Blackfriars, 711. IHH pedestiians. 
i;i«75 vehiclep. The total for all the bridges was 
3S1,012 pedestrians, and 7." 2.^.'. vehicles per day. 

The first stone of the old Ivldystone Lighthouse, 
which is to be erected on the Hoe at Plymouth, was 
laid by the Duke of Edinburgh on the 20th inet. His 
Royal Highness, in the course of hie speech, said that 
the lighthouse would still render some valuable assist- 
ance to navigation, and the tower would ever continue 
to be uob only a monument but of great practical 

Bfr. H. Stanley, was entertained at, a dinner on the 
I'.ah iu&t., at the Stanley Club in Paris. Mr. Stanley 
gave an interesting account of his work on tbe Congo 
in foimiog station-^ and road making. Between 
Isiingila and Manigan/a, tbethird station, the distance 
was 71 miles by river, but the stores, .'vc . of the 
oxpedition had to be brought by a route 2,221 miles in 

GiHKAi-TAR.— Bro. H. Naieh writes that the Chanur-l 
Fleet Lodge will thortly arrive atDevonport. 

Scotchman : "Here, laddie, take this luggage tac 
the Waverley Hotel, ye ken, and I will gie ye a 
ha'penny t^eyorsel." Street Boy : " Never! How'U 
ye pay it .' All at once, or by instalments ,'" 



October 30, 18S2. 

Notes AND Suggestiokb by Bro.D.Y. Scott, G.W.Co 


It ■will be itt Ihe rRcolIeclion of many that such 
meetingfl were etronyly recommended by the special 
committee on the Good of the Order, appointed at the 
Soutbanjpton G.L. Session. I would now add to their 
enggestious that of a I^Suuday morniog Temperance 

It Beems to me that muc^ might be done by means 
of fuch agencies. 

Quite a number of our friends are at liberty on 
the Sunday Horning and evening, who are not able to 
render mnch aBMsiance during the week. 

Then also those who are addicted to drinking are 
more easily got at, and in many cases they are then in 
a frame of mind which pre-t^i(»po3e8 them to be favour- 
ably influenced. 

The meetings should be short.a good deal of singing 
and the speeches earnest and directly to the point. 

I hear a splendid account of work doao in thia way 
in Bome districts. 


In the early days of the Temperance reform, much 
good was done by house to house visitation ; and much 
might be done now were the same means employed. 

There are thousands of drunken men and women 
who never find their way to any of our mf-etinge, but 
they have bodies and souls to be saved, notwithstand- 
ing. Many of them will never come to u?. Let us 
then go to them. In \)'j cases out of lOti 
the visitor will be welcomed, and if he has any tact, 
may soon win his way to the hearts of the fathers and 
mothers through tbe children ; and possibly the best 
way to begin in some ca^es will be to invite the 
children to join tbe Juvenile Temple. No visitor pf 
course will think of setting out on such a mission 
without a supply of Temperance and Good Templar 

Above all don't patronise the drunkard. There is 
nothing for which be has a greater contempt than 
that namby pamby, kid gloved, •■ Y.u ought to go and 
do so and so," kind of style adopted by some good, 
well meiuing, but mistaken individuals. True, he 
may be very low ; sunk almost to the lowest depth of 
degrf^dation through drink perhap", but io your pri - 
Bence he sometimes remembers he is a maa and is 
often a" proud as he is poor. 

Don't patronise him, I say, or you will drive hiro/roiu 
you. He knows hisposition better than you are able 
lodescribe it. Give him your hand, it will do him 
more good than much preaching. Let him ./'(■(/ — 
don't tell him — that you regard him as a man and a 
brother, and much, with God's help, is possible. 

But you have not done all that is necessary for such 
when you ha?e peisuadei them to join the Lodge and 
seen thera initiated. Your work is but commenci d. 
Remember if they are to bavea ghost of a chance to 
keep their obligation^ they must at once leave their 
old associates. Where are their new friends ? Surely 
it is your duty to help them to new associationa and 
new friendships, without which their lot is indeed a 
baid one. 

were aUo recommended by the committe? at South- 
aroptoo. Who does not know something of the magic 
effect of "the cup that cheers but not inebriates" ? 1 
mean a cup of good tea. not the wretched stuff one gets 
sometimes, which when you are asked if you will have 
tea or coffee, tempts you to say. " If the last was tea, 
I'Jl have coffee tliis time.' By the way, I 
wonder how it is that wbila onr tea metting 
committees are willing enough to spend any amount 
of money on thick bread and cake, sometimes when a 
little thin bread and butter would be far more appre- 
ciated, they do not appear to be able to afford to pay 
for really good tea, or Eome genuine cream / This 
eeem to me to be " one of those things which no fellow 
can understand.' " 

That, however, is by the way. Give a cup of good 
tea, and the real article in the shape of cream, some 
nice bread, and what is of even more importance, 
a hundred or more pleasant faces, and what a treat 
for tbe poor fellow whohaa just, leftoff drinking. It 
IB almost like a little heaven below in his experience. 
The conditions are favourable for new and strong re- 
solution?. What a pity not to supply them to a greater 
extent than we do. Cinnotwe do better in future .' 

The diffcrenca between those whom the world 
eBteems au good, and these whom it condemns as bad, is 
in mariy cases little el^e than that the lormer have 
been sheltered from t^mpia'jjn. 


*' T-iere arc some fine passages ia that book,'* Are 

there ? Then beware of them. Fine passages are very 
often riil^ //;- sac. For ia books also does one see 
" Rich windows that exchide the light. 
And pa^aigcs tli it lea I to iiotliing." 
'■ Crimes some'imes shock us too much ; vices almost 
alway'i too li tie." 

TEMPLARY, 1868-72. 

We reprint the following from the article by Bro. J 
Malins, G.W.G.T., "Tha Temperance Movem-jnt : lis 
Origin and Development," in Ward and Lock's Ejf<><:/,K 
atnl F.phodeii of llhtonj for October :— 

The "Good Templar Order" (which originated in 
Amf rica 30 years ago) is a non-beneficiary fraternity 
— " Tbe Freemasonry of Tcetotalism "— and was 
planted in this kingdom in l%i\'i by its present English 
chief, Joseph Malius, at Birmingham, which remains 
its English head-quarter?. In 1809 it was planted in 
Scotland ; and by 1870 Grand Lodges were established 
in bothcoui.trie.^. Xu 1S71 the Grand Lodge of Ireland 
opened ; and in 1S72, the Grand Lodge of Wales, which 
was afterwards divided into two — an English speiking 
and a Wet^h speaking one. From 1872 to 1874, the 
increase of the Order io the United Kingdom was 
abnormally rapid, and a reaction followed, but this has 
ceased, and latterly it has been steadily gaining. 
Persons of both ^exes are equally eligible for member- 
ship, and to serve in any capacity, each paying a small 
entrance fee and quarterly mbecription. Tbe rules 
and journals of proceedings are accessible to the public: 
and the opening, closing, and initiatory services, 
though not publicly issued, consist only of counsels, 
prayer, the communication of exclusive methods of 
recognition, and the taking of a pledge of life-long 
abstinence from intoxicants. It al-o aims at the legal 
suppresfcion of the drink traffic. Its local Lodges hold 
"seesions" — for members only—every week, when, 
besides the ceremonial and formal business, conducted 
under Parliamentary rules, there are r adings, music, 
debaies, address'-s, or lectures. Every member wears a 
•'regalia," or tasb, indicating the rank attained 
in the Order. Third digree membars are 
elected to constitute the Di-trict, or County 
Lodge, which may meet ijuarterly ; an i the 
v&rious distric's elect rep^e^e^talIve^ constitu- 
ting the National or Grand Lodge, a movabl' 
annual meeting. Tbe Grand Lodgts are represented 
in the International or "Riiht Worthy Grand Lodge of 
the World," which met in 18S1 in Ireland (where the 
five divisions of the Globe were represented), and fixed 
its next meeting for 1883 in Nova Scotia. The Order 
exists in 80 different countries and territories. Tbe 
membership in the United Kingdom in 1S81 was 
U2.83.3 adults (12,000 more being in a separate Order) 
and about S5.000 in the juvenile section, the latter 
inculcating not only abstinence from intoxicai^ts, but 
from tobacco, gambling, and profanity. There are 
over 40,000 adults in dS.'J Lodge?, and 20,000 jauicrs in 
about 300 branches under the Scotch Grand Lodge, 
which employs a staff of agenls, and (like the Welsh 
Grand Lodges, which also have fome thousands of 
adult and junior members), issues a monthly organ. 
Tbe Grand Lodge of England now has over 90,000 
adults in 2,000 lodges, and about 50,000 juvenile 
Templars in 800 Temples ; all meeting weekly, besides 
holding about lO.oOO public meetings each year. The 
English organ is the weekly Good Tewtlars' Watch- 
WOUD ; several districts also issuing monthly papers. 

The members throughout the kingdom probably 
subscribe £50,000 per annum, and spend most of it in 
local working, — a percentaiie supporting the District, 
Grand, and Right Worthy Grand Lodges. By volun- 
tary contributions they have "anuuiiied" old John 
King, the early pledge signer ; expendtd hundreds of 
pounds in enrolling the ex-slaved of the Americ^m 
Slates ; presented a lifeboat, &c., to the National 
Lifeboat Institution ; raised £1..")00 towai-is the Tem- 
perance Hospital ; and established the Temperance 
Orphanage at a cost of £4,500. 

Don't Throw Away Your Vote.— That was 
whbt the pecple said when they voted the strait 
Barabbas ticket. There ivas not one of them lost 
his vote. — I'fxnir. 

Presentation. — On October 17, the members of 
the Albert Bond of Brotherhood Lodge met at a tea, 
witn some friends to bid farewell to Bro. nud Sister 
Newland, who sailed for South Australia on 21st inst. 
After tea, Bro. Bo wen, D.C.T. presided at the Lodge 
session. Bro. Rose, V.D., presented to Bro. and Sister 
Newland, on behalf of the Lodge, a framed testimonial, 
also a framed photographic group of 17 members of 
the Lodge. A few other tokens of respect and esteem 
were presented by various members. Bro. James, 
L.D . bide the travellers hn/t roijagc. Bro. Newland 
feelingly responded to tbe good *tfit<hes expressed, and 
said he would alwoys have iu remembrance the mi;}' 
happy meetings pp-nt with them in the Lodge room, 
The procccdinge termiuatcd with " Auld Lang Syue." 


Mansfield.— A week's mission here resulted ia 
1,4(J1 pbdges, and 2,379 ribbons. 

WoaCESTEH. — Successful day and evening mpetings 
hivft been held during the 10 days' misso^i, and Bro. 
Booth is very popular with the immense audiences 
assembled to hear him iu the New Public Hall. Iq- 
cluding the meetings held onOc-iober 19, the result in 
ribbons aud pledges respectively has been 3,957 and 

St. Werbdrgh.— On October 10 the members of the 
Church GiiStiel T^-mperince As-ociatlon, with'the Right 
verius Might Juvenile Tfmple. marched iu reg'alift 
and blueriblmns to the churoh, headed by iheroctor, 
Bro. the Rev J. Fox. M.A., anl accompauicd by a fife 
and drum band. The rector conducted the service ia 
his regalia, and preached frjm Proverbs, xxiv., v. H 
and 12. 

Buxton.— On October IS a Blue Ribbon and Tem- 
plar meeting was held here by a sub-corn aiittee of tbe 
East and Mid-Surrey Good of the O.der C »mmittee. 
Bro. Vestryman Symona presided, and adiresses were 
given by Bros. Dimbleby, D.C.T.; Hall, Potter, Hub- 
bard and Cope. Strexthan Blue Ribbon choir, con- 
ducted by Mr. Denney, renderei good service. Tea 
names obtained to inslituta a new Lodge. 

HAaaEKSTO.vE.— Under the auspices of the Shore- 
ditch Mit-sion, a d. monstratiou wa3 held in the 
Dove-row Hall. Mr. M. Young, sen., president of the 
Borough of Hackney Liberal Associatioa and an ab- 
stainer for 49 years, presided, and gave a very practi- 
cal addresa. Addresses w^re also given by Bro. J. W. 
Fisk, Sister Browne. V.D., and Mr. Hills. At the close 
several candidates were initiated, 

Beemondsey.— A week's mission was commenced 
in the Lecture-hall, Salisbury-street, on October 22, in 
connection with the Jatnaica-row Young Christians' 
Association. The opening meeting was presided over 
by the Rev. John Farreo, president of the asiojiation, 
and was addressed by Mr. T. H. Pumfrey and Miss 
Richardson, At the close lOii new pledgee were taken 
and 25 blue ribbons distriouted. 

Stratford — On October 22 the week's mission 
suggested by the Bishop of St. Albans was commenced 
in St^a^ford and the neighbourhood, whea sermons 
in adv'.cacy of Temperance w re preached in West 
Ham Church, St. John's, Christ Chp.rcT, and St. 
Paul's, the preachers at tbe former being the Hon. 
and Rev. C:non L^gge. M.A., vicar of Lewisham, 
and the Rev. Canon Scott, vicar of West Ham. 
Throughout the week meetings were held every ni^ht 
at the Wtst Ham Town Hall. 

Bbidlington.— During the week ending October 
22nd Mr. T. Bjrk«r, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, has con- 
ducted a series of meetings iu the Temperance Hall 
here. Noonday prayer meetings have been he'd each 
day, and ia the evening public m- etings, presided 
over by ministers of ail denominations, three of whom 
have taken the ribbon. An excellent chnir was pre- 
sent each evening, aud sung suitable selections. At 
the close of tbe week's mis-ion 1.055 persons had 
donned the ''blue," of whom iHil- were r 

Colchester.— From the Sth to the 15th amission 
has been carried on here, through the efforts of 
aeveial of the leading Temperance men of this city. 
Various speakers from a distance have been present, 
amongst whom were Bros. Dr. Dawson. Bnrnc, Win- 
ion, Bramley. Ord, Holton, Turner, and Revs. Perevia, 
and \V. E. Rice. The result of the week's work is 
2,443 blue ribbons, of which I,(;7S are new pledges. A 
tea meeting and conference are about to be held to 
decide, future ac-ion. 

Heath.— The first of a series of Blue Ribbon meet- 
ing?, held under the Bddford-'hire I) L., took place in 
connection with the He».th Eb-nezor Lolge. on Octo- 
ber 23. when a lecture was delivered by H. Branth- 
wa'te, Esq. M.D., of Willesden. The attendance was 
good. At the close several ribbons were distributed 
and pleages taken. This was the commencement of a 
10 days' mission in this place. The D.L. Executive 
are arranging to hold a mission iu all the places in the 
district where a Lodge is in existence. 

West London.— Sir Thomas Chambers presided 
over a great Blue Ribbon meeting in Allen's Riding , 
School, Seymour-place, on Citober 20, about 2,0001 
persons being present. He stated that for years past] 
every month he had to address the grand jury, and! 
every time he had to say that almost every crime of. I 
violence was caused by drink. This week a dreadfnij 
case was before them. A man was found dead drunkl 
on the floor, his wife dead drunk in bed, aud a child! 
beside her dead, its brains dashed out and its leg I 
broken, and no one knowing how it happened. Hel 
warmly sympathised with the movement to promote ' 
Temperance. The mfeting was addressed by Bro. 
John Hilton, the Revs. Stott and Avenell. It waa 
announced that 1,000 hid signed the pledge in three 

Irish v. American Bulls.— A Pittsburgh paper 
Iu quoting the vital statiiiic?! of Philadelphia, says ■ 
''' Of the births, 7,3.S5 were children." 

OcroBKB 30, 1882, 



The ancufit Conference of the memberBof the Engr- 
lifih Arti-Tobicco Society and Anti-Nsro« ti) Lsagae 
wfs held on Monday evening, the 16th inst , in one of 
the rooma of the Youne Men's Christian As-ociation, 
JPet€r-6treet, Manchester. There was a good atten- 
dance. Mr. James Fildea presided, and was sup- 
ported by Mr. W. R. Simmone. Mr. Bailey Walker. 
Mr. Jamea Lightbown. the Revs. J. X. Loagh- 
borough. G Ride. Mr. Frank Spence, and others. 
ThcChai'raan said he was sarprised the Committee 
hada-kedhim to take the chuir, for he had been a 
Bmoker for some 23 years. Five years, however, had 
elapsjt'l since he omokei a pipe or a cigar. While he 
did not like to ppeak evil of ao old friend with whom 
he had spent many a comfortable time, he was bound 
to say that tobacco haj been a treacheroas and decep- 
tive sort of friend to him. (Hear, hear.) He was afraid 
the habit of smoking was on the increase 
in this country, and he was glad to see 
60 good a meeting, for it was difficult to 
evoke any amount of enthusiasm on this qnestiou. 
They were, therefore, under the greatest obligation to 
those who gallantly persisted in carrying on the battle. 
He believed that were it not for the great'^r enthusiasm 
whi'^h. so to speak, was monopolised by the Temper- 
anco movement, there would he greater enthusiasm on 
beh;ilf of the anti-narcotic raovemenc. In hi-* opinion 
it was of little lesH importance than the Te nperance 
movement, and there was no more inconsistent; eight 
than a Temperance man with a pipe in his mouth. 
(Hear, hear.) He believed the Temperance movement 
would go forward with increased vigour If many of 
its advocates did notstupify themselves to a greater or 
lesQ degree by smoking. (Hear, hear.) His own ex- 
perience made the matter very clear to him, for he 
found that i;t months after giving up smoking;, his 
appetite had improveil, that hi-? strength was more 
even, and that he had put od five or six pounds ad- 
ditional muscle. (Applause.) 

The Rev. J. N. Loughborough (Southampton) moved 
the first resolution: — '"Thit this meeting, while 
heartily and gladly recognising the rapid 
growth amongst the various Christian de- 
nominations, of a healthy public opinion 
on the alcohol and opium questions, respect- 
fully commends to all Christians n fair and unpreju- 
diced examination of the following statements regard- 
ing the other narcotic tobacco, that its habitual use, 
according to physicians of the highest eminence, 
prevents the fuU growth and development of the 
young, and injures the health and shortens the average 
life of men of mature age ; that it lowers the morale 
of the boy, and draws him into fast associations and 
seii.'iual companionships ; that it tends to enslave 
the will and deaden the conscience to the call of 
duty; that it frequently leads the reclaimed drinker 
to violate his pledge ; that iu numberless cases it 
induces habits of tbriftlessocss and improvideuoe ; 
that it is iu itself an unnatural and expensive \uxury 
and unmanly solace to cato and labour, neither songht 
nor needed by the other sax ; that it cannot be in- 
dulged iu without causing more or Jess nausea, di— 
comfort, or di>trees to others ; and that it is the fre- 
quent cause of extensive fire.=, of disastrous colliery and 
other explosions." 
Mr. D. Nield (Batley) seconded the resolution. 
Mr. Thomag Lloyd (Norwich) moved— " That as 
oareful statistical investigation has shewn that tee- 
totalers who emoke arc five timfs more liable to fall 
away than those who do not, this meet ng would 
earnestly appeal to Blue Ribbon. Band of Hope, and 
all other Temperance organisations who pledge (heir 
followers to ' discontinuance the causes and practices 
of intemperance,' to offer them the additional safe- 
guard of a pledge against tobacco." 

Mrs. E. Parker (Pcnketh, Warrington) seconded the 

Mr. Derriogton (Birmingham) moved, '-That as the 
averajje smoker is unable to resist his craving for 
tobacco at limes and places where he cannot indulge 
without becoming a public nuisance, and ns the 
officials of railway compHuies are usually destitute of 
the moral courage necessary to carry out their own 
bye-laws, this meeting is of opinion that the inventor 
who would devise an arraogemeut which would enable 
the worshipper of the weed to consume his own incense 
and supply him with a motive strong enough to use it, 
would be a benefactor of his species, and deserving of 
enbiitantial pecuniary reward." 
Mr. Watson (Halifax) seconded, 
The Rev. G. Rido (Cborley) moved— "That this 
meeting warmly approves of the Anti-Narcotic League 
to diffuse information throughout the community on 
iLe serious physical and moral evils resulting from 
the prevailing habitual use of narcotics, and pleJges 
itst-lf to sustain its operations to the utmost of it3 

Mr. Kenneay, Agent of the League, then gave a 
brief outline of the society's operations, and also 
explained the conditions of membership. He said 
aayone could be a member by paying an annnal snb- 
Boription of 2d. Gd., which would entitle them to the 

Monthly Letter published by the Leagne, Larger sub- 
scriptions would be thankfully received and are 
much needed to enable the committee to do more 
ageressive work. 

>Ir. Jeremiah Chadwick (Manchester) seconded the 

Tl'e resolntionswere all carried, and a vote of thanks 
proposed by Sir. Frank Spence and seconded by Mr. 
W. E. A. Axon, to the Chairman brought the Confer- 
ence to a close. 

By Bao. J. Oliveb. 

We oft have heard, and p'raps may hear again, 

Of persons bearding lioos in their den ; 

The contrary occurred the other day, — 

Our hero getting v.-orsted in the fray. 

At Court one morning, says the night '" Express," 

A case was heard that caused much merrinese, 

The facts we quote : perhaps they may avail 

•■ Tc point a moral and adorn a tale." 

Some poet once, iu thoughtful momeot. said. 

That " fools rush iu where angels fear to trea-1." 

Oar subject serves to illu8trate the rule — 

A man whom drunkenness had made a fool. 

The man we mean (we mention not bis naiu'?, 

Perhaps his mode-ty wnuld shrink from fame), 

Much wor^e for drink, jet craving s'ill for more, 

Entered the Walton police-station door, 

And putting '^own some money on the table. 

Called out for drink, as well as he was able. 

The sergeant, as the sequel goes to f-hew, 

Would not take mem advantage of a foe ; 

He did not. spider-like, pounce on nis prey, 

And bear him off to dungeon cold and grey ; 

But, s eing he mistook fjfcvt for rai/ac, 

The stern enforcer of his country's laws 

Replied, "You make a great mistake to-diy, 

This is no beerhouse, so go home, I pray," 

And borne he might have gone if he'd had sense ;' 

Instead of which he would a row commence, 

Cried out for drink, and you would scarce believe, 

Demanded lo be served, and would not leave. 

So after parley, thrents, Vi.w\ virions dodgings, 

He did get served. — " With what ?" — A cheap night's 

When morning dawnd the sixteenth of October, 
Our gallant hero, tho' not free, was sob?r. 
Being in the van to Bapuett-street conveyed, 
He to the j ustice due obeisance made. 
His fault acknowledged, sadly mourned his plight. 
And said, " though wrongly served, it served him 

Paid down the fine, with costs, by Judge imposed, 
To end the trouble drunkenness bad caused, 
Then left the court, 'tis ne-dless to suruiise, 
A Bidder man, if not a whit more wise. 


Lord Byron wroto, "A drop of ink upon ii thought 
produces that which makes thou^^ands, ferhaps rail- 
lions, //(/>i4." Mr. William Bell, alliteratively styled 
the "Travelling Ttmperaoce Talbationist," in the 
course of oneof hi^ popular adlresscs at the Great 
Central Hall, Bis.hop-'gate, gave a telling example 
recently of 'the influence of a tract.' Many ytars 
ago a gentleman bough: one of tho^e despised 
leaflets of a pooi man. It was thrown carelessly 
aside, but after a time attracted the attention of the 
gentleman's son. Sc impressed was he with the readino; 
that he became '- cmverted" and eventually developed 
up into a good clrrg'yman, no other than the Rev. 
Richard Baxter. Jlr. Baxter wrote in his time no less 
than 70 books, one rf the number b ing " A call to the 
Unconverted." j\ copy of that book was read by 
Phillip Doddridgn, who was iuflneuf^;ed by it 
to write " The li'Q and progress of religion in 
the soul." William Wilberforce wag moved by the 
perusual of Dodlridge's " Rise and Progress," 
to write "A Practiial View of Christianity." William 
Wilberforce, be^at a son who became a bishop. Bis- 
hop Wilberforce be-yattwo eons, " Basil," of Southamp- 
ton, and " Ernest.' cbo.aen by Premier Gladstone as 
the best man for the Bishopric of Newcastle. Dr. 
Chalmers and Lergh Richmond were roused to action 
by reading William Wilberforce's '"Practical View." 
God only knew, said Mr. Bell, where the influence of 
the simple tract— l he means of Richard Baxter's con- 
version — would end. If one tract could work such 
wonders, what migrht come of the hundreds of thou- 
sands of tracts that had been distributed by the Cen- 
tral Temperance A^^sociation, 

[The foregoing is very excellent, but our correspon- 
dent is wrong iu attributinij the discovery to Mr. Bell, 
who would doubtless glidlv state the source from 
which he obtained it-Eo. G.T.W.] 

^'Ix THE Wrong Box.— At the county police-court, 
Liverpool, on October 1(5, a ynung man was charged with 
being drunk. The prisoner, who was drunk, entered the 
police-station at Walton on the previous day and called 
of beer, thinking he was in a beerhous' 


advised of hismistake, but instead of going quiet 
me very abusive, and was accordingly "run in."* 

Compiled by Bao. Sons B. Collings, P.G.W.Co 

Lord Mount Temple. April -*t;, ISS2.— ■• I Hud that 
since g ^ve up all forms of ".Icohol my brain has been 
dear.r. my nerves stronger, my heart iighber, and my 
purse heavier." 

The Rev. the Earl of Mulgrave— Alcohol was aa 
good a creature of God as the needles and pins were 
to them, but the mistake people mide in bringing 
forth this old argument against the use of alcohol 
being in any way injurious, is that they do not dis- 
tinguish l)etweea the works of art and the works of 

Earl of Aberdeen.— "And once more under tha 
object of health, 1 would ask, is there anyone habit or 
vice which has unquestionably caused such an over- 
cvhelming amount of disease and debility — debility 
;vhich is oftcu transmitted to future generations — aa 
ntemperauce in the use of strong drink ? * 

Lord Cairns- ex - Lord Chancellor.—*' Few 

n tho better position of society kuov the great 
temptation to which working meu ara 'exposed. Those 
men could not go along tho street without seeing opea 
for them places whereiu they could have light and 
warmth, where theyould b3 received with open arms, 
and could fi id the newspapers and other ammemente. 
But this was provided on one conditiououly— that they 
should drink continue to drink, and pay for their 

Lord Derby — "I don't think our great com- 
sumiug class quite realise that whenever they order 
pennyworth of spirits they are handing over 
fivepenc3 a^ a free gift to the Chincellor of the 


Lieut. Col. Frederic Burnaby.— (Chapter la, 
*'ARioe to Kbiva '). — "The iuoreasing number of 
Russian visitors who are each summer to bg seen at 
Carlsbad, and their general complaint — liver — ia a 

ar sign that dram drinking, if persisted in, even- 

dly sows the seeds of disease." 

Thomas Cook, the noted Excursionist.—" Many 
■sous wiien thuy travel, being told that the waters 
I not pure or safe to driuk, and being recommended 
todriukthe wines of the country, foolishly believe 
this delusion. From my extensive acquaintance with 
many lands. I unhesitatiagry affirm that every wh-^re God 
has provided pure water for man, and that the whines 
drunk are often miserable and dirty. I have found 
water everywhere that Thave travelled— iu China and 
ludia, Palestine and Egypt— and c'vcryivhura water 
lia.'i ht'cii wij hcrn-a.jc:' 

Sir Rutherford Alcock- K.C.B. (1882).— ' Compar- 

g the elforcd of opium uu wno'e populations, it could 

be demonstrated by overwhelming evidence that the 

spirituous and other intoxicating liquorsiu comrnon use 

■ iiscountry alone worked more mischief and brought 

more ruin — sin and crime of every dya — upon the 

population of ourown laud and withagrciter waste 

Qd impoveriebmenttothepe)ple than all the opium, 

foreign and native, consumed iaChioa up to this day. 

Nothinghad ever beensiid of opium to equal the evil 

written aud spoken of strooer drink. Drink, in fart, 

icorkrd morr destrurtioR in a d,nj in our own land thait. 

opium didinaijcaramnnrj th- millions of China:'' 

Rev. Henry Landsell, F.R G-S.— '• I have used no 

ter. nor taken any special precautions, yet I am 

thankful to say that it has not caused me to saflfer. 

The water of the Neva at Petersburg acts medicinally, 

I b^-Heve. on all strangers for a day or two, but this 

effect soon passes, and does not vitiate my principle, 

which, to jaJge from my own experience, would seem 

to be that, when travelling, persons in ordinary 

health need not fear to drink the water in commoa 

Conscientious Guard ; I am afraid, sir, the young 
lady can't be permitted to travel on a half ticket; 
■^ much over 12 years of age !— Irats Papa : Dd 
you mean to inform me, sir, that my daughter and I 
are endeavouring to swindle the railway company 
Let me tell you, sir, that we've never been so grossly 
ir-sultpd on this line before, although ivevr both 
trarellvdonitforoccrU ijeaix. 

Newtown Eisteddfod.— On New Tear's Day, 
1S83, a grand musical and literary competition will be 
held iu connection wich the Glyndwr, and NU Despe- 
randum Lodges in Newtown, and about £40 is to be 
given in prizes. For first prizes of one guinea each, 
isays pre to be written on " Waste not, want not, or 
Thrift and what it may accomplish;" " Mannera 
make the man," and a Temperance Novelette. A£l prize 
is also olTered for a poem (Welsh or English) on " The 
River Severn." 


October So. 1882. 


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BtFiTit relief in HEADACHE, 

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ERUPTIVE or SKIN COMPLAINTS, and other altered con- 
ditions of the IJlood. 

•*■ PRODT and STEVENS, and many otiicr medical 

men have borno unqualiiied testimony to tUe value of 

this medicine. 
T^R. PRODT.—" Unfoldins eerms of immeuso benefit to 
^^ mankind." 

DR. MORGAN.—" It fnmislies the blood with its lost saline 
DK. W. STEVENS, in bi 
states :—" Since its iiitrf 
Fevers aro deprived of theii 

DR. TDRLEY.-'-I found 
encc and family in the M 
other luedicino bein? reou.. .... 

T~)R. J. W. DOWSING.-" I used 
■'-' forty.two cases of Yell. 

that I never lost a 5ing._ ,..-.. 
T^B. S. GIBBON (formerly physician of the London 
■*-' pital.) — "Its usefulness in the treatment of diso.a3e has Ion 

been confirmed by medical experience." 
T^R. SPARKS (Government Medical Inspector of Emi^ants 
*^ from the Port of London) writes:—" I have preat plea.sure 
._ 1 ; irdial testimony to its efficacy in the trcat- 

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fona of scarlet fever, 


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The Faculty pronounce it " The most nutritious, perfectly 

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invaluable for Invalids aud Young Children." 


Bein? without, spice, or other admixture, it suits all 

palates, keepi; for years iu all climates, and is four times 

the strcnffth of cocoas thickened yet weakened with arrowroot, 

starch, ic, and iu reality cheaper than snch Mixtures. 

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Tlie Medical .Vspect of the Temperance Question CSi) 

Good Templars to the Eront 6:iO 

Hel]jers of the Children CM 

What Wo Hear 6'JO 

Obituary CftO 

Political Teetotalers 6'.H 

News from the Seat of War in Ejiypt Cftl 

PoHticil Action (j!t2 

Negro Mission Fund ;.. ti[)2 

Prize Odes 6'.IL' 

A Memento of Tel-el-Kebir G112 

Notes from Afar «92 

Cnrreapondence 6'.t3 

Bro, Thomas Ollis, of .Liverpool «!« 

Items of (i'.Ki 

Good of the Order Gill 

Establishment of Good Templaryl86S-lsr2 em 

Bine Ribbon Movement (inl 

Anti-Narcotic League Confeience C»!).i 

Pontry— (n the Lion's Don (ill.". 

The Influence of a Tract 6li."i 

leathered Arrows en'i 

0\ir Christmas .N'umber Kir, 

Municipal Contests 011(1 

.Tust Retribution 697 

Policy of the Alliance GII7 

A Procession of Ghosts (iOS 

Correspondence with America G9H 

Lodge News 0119 

For our Boys and Girls 700 

Official Notices 701' Guide 702 

Elashoi of Fun 702 



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A LADY most respectably connected, is anxious 
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services in any capacity (not menial) ; could keen a 
tradesman's books. — Address, E., 809, Sel I's Advertising 
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W/ ANTED, a Situation as Night W.atclnnan by 
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1. .Short Temperance stories, not exceediDg 
one column — shorter preferred. 

2. Short seasonable sketches, anecdotes, 
arguments, or appeals, on various phases of 
the Temperance question ; not exceeding half 
a column — shorter preferred. 

3. Short and seasonable Temperance poetry 
not exceeding forty lines — shorter preferred. 

4. Acrostics, conundrums, facetiio, and tit- 
bits gen erally ; short and sharp — shorter and 
sharper preferred. 

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contributions on diiicront sheets. 

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charged Twopence. The co-operation of the 
entire membership is earnestly invited to give 
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and an impetus for the future shall jier- 
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MONDAY. OCTOBER 30, 1882. 


We shall endeavour to malse the forthcoming 
Christmas Number of the W.\TCinvoKD at least 
as attractive to our readers as its predecessors 
have been, and to give to its pages as 
wide and varied an inteiest as possible. We 
now invite contributions from its numerous 
readers ; for which, by way of complimentary 
acknowledgment, we shall present 

Contributions, to bo eligible for prizes, and 
for insertion in the Christmas Number, must 
reach tho editor Nor i,.\ter Tn.vN Weiixesi>.\y, 
Puf KMiiEK I'l : and lii:>v include : — 


We reprint in another column a letter ad- 
dressed by Bro. Scott, G.W.Co., to the Bir- 
mlngham Daihj Post, not because of its special 
reference to Birmingham, but because of its 
wider grasp of the principles which should 
guide our brethren and friends everywhere. 
Though addressed to the Uinniny/iam Daihj 
Post, Bro. Scott's letter would have little 
chance of insertion in that paper, and, there- 
fore, we talcG it that it was rather meant for 
our own columns. A good, useful letter from 
Bro. Derrington has been inserted in the Bir- 
mivijluiHi Bailji Post, which fairly answers an 
attack upon Bro. Derrington as a renegade 
Liberal. On this head, Bro. Derrington perti- 
nently writes ; — 

■■Letme ask, is every Liberal to be denounced as u 
tra itor to his party who utters earnest profeet agrainst 
its action at particular junctures / Is Mr. Bright ■ a 
robust Liberal' .' Was Jlr. Cobden a true Liberal 1 To 
keep faith with their hone; 1 convictions both those 
noble men had to separate themselves from parly in thft 
agitation for tho tcoeal of the Com Laws. Mr. Bright 
had to suffer the indignity of being dismissed from his 
constituency and sent adrift from his party for his 
loyalty to conscience. Not many week) have elapsed 
since he had to repeat thatcouise, and iu the face of 
the nation condemn the policy of the Cabinet. 
' The servant is not greater than his lord :' 
and I also have convictions, and must bear as I may 
the opprobrium of mere politicians for daring to 
assert them. My Liberal principles. howe\-er, aio un- 
affected by the shifting exigencies of oolitioal strife. 
I believe them to bj fouoded on the solid rock of right. 
troth, aud justice. I hold with Mr. Bright thai, 
■what is morally wrong can nevei be politically right," 
andtherefore, when I am asked to condune the com 
plicity of a pirly with a candidate largely interested 
in a traffic which, by common consent, \i the greatc-'. 
scourge to my countrymen, my conscience replies in 
such a case — 

" Ttnst no party, churoh or faction. 
Trnst no leader in the lisjht. 
Whether winnici;, whether losing, 
Trust in God and do the lijht." 
At Liverpool, the St. James's Crusaders' 
Lodge is backing a prominent citizen, Bro. 
William Simpson, who has been a member of 
that Lodge for upwards of nine years, and is a 
candidate for the AVest Derby Ward. We trust 
Bro. Simpson, who, we believe, contested 
Preston for Parliamentary honours, on Tem- 
perance and purity of election principles, will 
bo returned. Our Liverpool brethren and 
friends should work well for this end. 

In Manchester, also, our friends are activo.L 
Bro. JohnHandley, CD., has addressed a letter! 
to the candidates throughout the borough of! 
Salford, in which he says : — 

"As the officially-authorised electoral ao-ent ot.l 
tho I.O.G.T. for the liorough of Salford, will you 
kindly rov to ask a few qnestona on subjects 

OoTOBKE 30, 1862. 



wbichare becomin? more and more every day of vital 
importance to the well-being of tbe community ' 

'■Are you iu favour of Local Option.' The closing of 
l.-ublic-hou3es on Sunday '.' The pruliibitiou of pay- 
ment of wages ill pubtic-huaaes .' The reptal cf 
groccrV licences .' And the entire closing of public- 
homes on election dayh'; And in the event of a peti- 
lion to tbe Hoose uf Commons being moved in the 
Borough Council, in favour of any or all of tbe above 
named Bills, will yon, in voting, give it your beat sup- 
port and intluence,' 

"Please reply at your earliest couvenienco as we have 
now prepared our plana for ihe support, at tbe polling 
Uooth.of those friends who are wiling to help us in 
our efforts to overthrow that sreatesc source of crime 
and {unperism, the drink traffic. ' 


The island of Sierra Leone, a British pos- 
session largely populated by coloured people, 
many of whom were rescued from slavery by 
English ships, has recently been the scene of a 
most exciting trial, the result of which would 
appear to be a stern vindication of the la-iv of 
human equality. Even in free countries, Euro- 
peans have too often treated coloured people 
with harshness and cruelty, and a most revolting 
case having come to light, even though after 
the lapse of some five years, stern retribution 
has at length been visited upon the offenders. 
The summarised report transmitted to the 
daily papers by telegraph, informs us that 
the trial of two ex-omployt's of the Church 
Missionary iSociety, AVilliam F. John and 
John Williams, together with their wives, on 
the charge of the wilful murder of a young 
native girl in Ihe year 1877, at Onitsha, on the 
Niger, concluded on the 18th iust., after a 
twelve days' hearing. The prisoners were con- 
victed of manslaughter and were sentenced as 
follows : Williams and his wife to 20 years' 
ponal servitude, John to IHi yearb' penal servi- 
tude, and Mrs. John to two years' imprison- 
ment with hard labour. Tho sentence upon 
John would have been tlie same a.s that upon 
Williams but for the fact that ho had been in 
prison awaiting trial forabout eighteen months. 
According to the evidence elicited at the trial, 
the deceased girl, together with a companion, 
ran away from tho service of the prisoner 
John. On being brought back tho two 
girls were tied together, back to back, 
and whipped with barbarous cruelty, 
not only by tho prisoners themselves, but by 
others at their instigation. Tlio victims were 
left lying on the ground in the broiling sun 
thrjughout tlie day, and their agonies were in- 
creased by tho application of pepper to their 
wounds. One of the girls succumbed to the 
injvtries she sustained, but the other survived. 
The affair has created an immense sensation 
throughout the colony and the sentence is 
generally warmly approved. 

The fact that the circumstances occurred so 
long ago as 1.S77, while the trial of the prisoners 
has only now taken place, has naturally 
excited surprise. The e.xplauation given for 
the delay is that, although the death of (he 
girl was the occasion of suspicion and inquiry 
among the British subjects, mostly natives of 
Sierra Leone, at Onitsha in 1S77, every attempt 
to iind out the truth of tho case met with the 
greatest difficulties, many people who were in 
a position to give evidence being themselves 
more or less implicated in the all'air. But for 
the determination of a Mr. Ilaastroop, the 
matter would not have seen the light at all. 

It would rejoice our hearts if a little of the 
same kind of justice could bo meted out to the 
barbarous inhabitants of some of the Southern 
States of America, where horrible atrocities are 
constantly occurring, but where white skins still 
cover black hearts to such a prevalent extent 
that neither justice nor mercy are vouchsafed to 
the down-trodden uegro population. If a few 
such trials and sentences as this could be held 
and enacted in the American Slates, it would 
be a stop in advance towards lumiau civilisa- 


We last week briefly noticed the in- 
teresting pioceedings of the anniversary of the 
United Kingdom Alliance, and referred our 
readers for fuller information to the columns of 
the AJliancc Hews. Those who have read the 
report in our contemporary will already 
have formed their own conclusions as to 
the nature uf the proceedings. They were 
full of interest, and could not fail to have a 
salutary effect. The very coming together of 
so many ardent Temperance reformers, 
gathered from all parts of tho country, the 
grateful recognition of good work already 
done, and of the evident advance of public 
opinion, the vast assembly at night in the 
great Free Trade Hall, and in the over- 
flow meeting, the enthusiastic response 
to the most advanced utterances, all 
these things combined to make the occasion 
a noteworthy and an important one ; and yet, 
at the risk of being misjudged, we must ex- 
press the feeling of disappointment with which 
we still look back upon the day, because, 
in our view, the main object to have been 
aimed at, in aid of the earlier accom- 
plishment of the plans of the Alliance, 
was scarcely attempted to be reached. 

As we Stat ed last week, the chief interest of 
the morning conference was centred upon the 
discussion raised by Mr. Balfour and Mr. 
Lundie on the ([uestion of Licensing Boards. 
But it ought not to have been so. Interesting 
as that discussion necessarily became, it ought 
to have been dwarfed by the earnest considera- 
tion of the electoral policy necessary to induce 
the Government and Parliament to concede the 
right of veto which the electors in such large 
numbers throughout the country have already 
demanded. How so to follow up the agitation 
as to reap early fruit, should have been the 
one topic over-reaching all others in interest 
and imporauce. 

It is true there was a resolution on the sub- 
ject — the fifth resolution — which ran as 
follows : — 

" That this Council earnestly appeals to tlie 
electors of the United Kingdom, to forthwith 
strengthen and complete the Temperance 
electoral organisations in their respective con- 
stituencies ; so that wlienever an election takes 
place, they may act promptly and unitedly ,_ in 
support of candidates who will enforce the just 
aud reasonable demand for a direct popular 
veto on the sale of intoxicating liquors." 

But resolutions of this kind have been so 
often moved, seconded, supported, and adopted 
at these annivers.aries that they are taken, as 
was the case on this occasion, very much as a 
matter of course, and no one went away with 
the feeling that any very special steps had been 
taken to stimulate the Temperance electors 
of the coautry to any very decisive electoral 
policy in the future. 

In our judgment the duty devolved upou the 
Executive to press this subject to the front, 
first by an emphatic resolution urging orgauised 
opposition to opponents, and energetic support 
only to supporters ; and secondly by putting up 
gentlemen to speak to such a resolution who, 
after due notice and preparation, would have 
infused the necessary enthusiasm to carry 
it by so emphatic a vote as would bo likely to 
rally the Temperance electors of the country, 
and impress Parliament and the country with 
the precise nature of our demands and the in- 
convenience to l^arty that might arise from 
their being longer trifled with or withheld. 

It may be retorted upon us that there was 
ample opportunity to move to amend or 
strengthen the resolution, and that therewas 
the same right of free discussion upon this as 
upon tho Ijicensing Boards subject ; but it 
would II"! 'le .|uito within tho bounds of truth 

to say so. In the one case the resolu- 
tion prepared by tho Executive was 
being supported, but past experience 
tells that alterations of resolutions which 
have once been printed, and havo passed 
the so-called business coumiittee, are uot 
allowed. The weight of official authority is 
so brought to bear that the mover of an 
amendment is apt to be regarded as an inter- 
loper, if indeed he be not denounced as a mis- 
chief maker. 

It is quite right, we admit, th,^t some repre- 
sentative body should prepare the business for 
such a conference, and should, after due de- 
liberation, pilot its resolutions to their adoption 
by the main bodj-. We do not complain of 
such a course. All wo say is that iu our 
judgment the Executive has missed a 
grand opportunity of doing what should 
have been its lirst conceru to accomp- 
lish, to rally the electoral forces of the country, 
and to have given such a kej'-noto of resolute 
determination in Manchester as would have 
been taken up thi-oughout tho country aud 
made itself felt in support of Sir Wilfrid's 
noble championship in St- Stephen's. 

We do feel that these proceedings are be- 
coming far too stereotyped ; that Sir Wilfrid is 
not being backed up as ho ought to be, and as 
the Alliance Executive itself desires he 
should be ; and we attribute this short- 
coming to the fact that the Executive 
does not take sufficiently into its confidence aud 
counsel the leading, active spirits of the 
movement, 'This is the natural tendency of a 
self-elected body that has been working in one 
groove for nearly .'iO 3-oars, and that resists the 
suggestions of sincere friends whom it comes to 
regard as officious outsiders. 

The desire whicli many friends feel to shew 
due respect to such good men, and to discour- 
age any interference with their decisions, is 
shared by ourselves. When we have made 
suggestions, or ventured upon friendly criti- 
cisms, wa have done so in violation of our own 
kind and even reverential regard for 
the good men at tho helm, and with 
a knowledge that our motives were 
liable to be misjudged. What we have said 
has been from a sense of duty, and has beeu 
pronnjted by an earnest desire that the Alli- 
ance may continue to advance in its supremacy 
as the great political engine for the suppres- 
sion of the liquor-traffic, and tliat around it, 
and indeed as a part of it, all the great forces 
that arise in the Temperance world may 
combine and co - operate. We think 
the policy of the Executive has not 
of late years beeu up to the demands of 
the age, nor abreast of the propitious circum- 
stances that have arisen, and we feel strongly 
that the recent meetings in Manchester have 
failed, for want of better guidance, to do what 
might have been done to secure an earlier and 
more triumphant victory for prohibition by 
means of genuine Local Option legislation. 

'The mere repetition of enthusiastic anniver- 
saries is not enough to influence Parliament ; 
neither is it to be done by memorials. These 
become as the idle wind, which senators 
regard uot. Electoral action is needed, such as 
can be felt in Birmingham, where Mr. Schnad- 
horst, as an able organiser for England as well 
as Birmingham, can yet ati'ord to speak pub- 
lically with contempt of anything the Alliance 
and Good TempLiis can do. But let the AUi- 
auce sound Ihe tiue trumpet-call to activit}-, 
and seek — as though it meant it — to 
rally around it, as iu one solid army, 
all the great Temperance forces of the 
country, and the political caucus leaders 
would soon advise their party chiefs of the 
way iu which it is desirable they should go. 
As it is, we fear that the labours of the Go- 
vernment and Parliament and the combined 
Temperance forces may simply result in the 
most miserable and abortive pretence of Local 
Option, ■iuch a-! shall give a new lease of lifo 



October 30, 1882. 

and power to the traffic we seek to suppress. 
We earnestly hope it may not be too late for 
the Alliance Executive to supplement, by 
stronger measures than were foreshadowed in 
Manchester, tho proceedings of that anniver- 
sary, and tliat they may rise, as we think they 
have not yet done, to the demands and tlie 
exigencies of the hour. 

Bko, Malins, G.W.C.T.. has made bnt little pro- 
gress during the recent bad weather. He seems, how- 
ever, a little stronger, but has not yet regained the use 
of his limbs. He was carried downataits to tea on 
Sunday last, and somewhat enjoyed the excursion. 

Bko, Dr. Tanner's youngest son, we regret to 
learn from the ihrhllaii Jlaorder, receotly met with 
a really severe accident by bt-ing knocked down by a 
street car and terribly cut and bruised. He is repotted 
aa progieseing favourably. 

Bro, Captain Pnirrs, R.N., W.D.S., Naval 
District, has just been appointed an association 
secretary to that excellent and useful society, 
" Miesions to Seamen." His duties will lie prineipally 
in the neighbourhood of London and the southern and 
south -western counties. 

The Order in New Zealand is improving. In 
connectioa with the Grand Lodge aud ihe I.O.R., 
an official organ has bsea started, and u ider the title 
of the Tcmpcranrr Ji-fornirr intends to devote all its 
energies to change the law by which the manufactate 
and sale of the drink are sanctioned and upheld in the 
colony. We wish it every success. 

Sunday Dkinking.— A publican at Weymouth ^as 
recently charged with permitting drioking in his 
house during prohibited hours on a Sunday, and on 
complaints being mide that the case was njt reported 
it transpired that the case was heard privately, and 
the man, who pleaded guilty, was fined £1 and2s. GJ. 
costs. The Mayor (R. N. Howard, Esq.;, and J.Lundie, 
Esq., were the magistrates in the case. 

The Puulicans of Cornwall, aided by the 
Licensed Victuallers' Protection Society of London 
have sent up a petition againtt Sunday Closing, signed 
by 21, 452 persoDS, none being under Vd years of 
and over 20,000 being males. We should say, takiug 
the publicans' petition for what it may ba worth, that 
the women and children of Cornwall have the most 
sense, and that a counter-demOLstration on their part 
would not be inappropriate. This petition should be 
carefully analysed, as it i^said that tipplers travel, and 
if they have signed wherever they have tipple I, the, 
thousands may possibly be reduced to atleaat one half. 

The Rev. A. G. Maement (Denison, Texas, U.S.A.), 
noted for the good work he has accompli6hed in Texas 
both for Good Templary and African Methodism, and 
by whose side we stood in Belfast, Ireland, and plead 
for both, now lies dangerously ill. Two more ab- 
scesses have appeared in his side and the probabilities 
are another long siege of affliction awaits him. In 
the meantime we commeDd him to the kindliest consi- 
deration of the Texas brethren generally. A hint to 
the wi e is sufficient. Bro. Marment has been eick 
a long while, brethren. Do notforg. t '— Chfhtiun 
Mcnrdiv, October .^. 

Bro. D. Y. Scott^ G.W.Co,, ha?, in addition to 
others not quite completed, maie engagements for the 
following dates inclusive:— October 25 to2S.Leictster- 
ahire ; October 30, special G.L. Session at Liverpool ; 
October 31, Burnley; November 2, Huddersfield ; 
November G, Newark (Notts); November 7 to II, 
Northumberland ; November 11. Bristol ; November 
Lj and Id, Eawt Kei.t ; November 17. Hertford; No- 
vember IS, London ; November 20 to 21, inclusive, 
Essex; November 27, East and Mid Cheshire : Novem- 
ber 2S to December 1, South Durham ; December 4 to 
G, inclusive, Suffolk ; December 12 to 14, South Devon; 
DeceTcber 2(1, Coventry. 

The Bishop op Peterborough writes to the 
O'uai'dia/i to say that he did not at a recent meeting 
state that " insolent men" had spoken of him as the 
friend of intemperance. The phrase he used was "ex- 
cellent men." Neither did bespeak (^>f " hardened 
teetotalers' but cf "aident teetotalers.' The Bishop 
seems to have been hardly used by the local reporters. 
Id it not equally probable that the Bishop would find it 
difficult to justify the hard things he has said of other 
people.' It is truer that the publicans flatter the Bishop 
than that ihe teetotalers revile him. If the Bishop 
is not very prudent be is at least very sensitive. 


Do you hear the long weary groan which creeps 
under the ground from the WVst Bay, and right down 
here in Melcombe Regis, tells of the fearful storm that 
two or three days before Lishad the rolliug pebbles of 
the beach with myriad scorpion-whips o£ mighty 
waves? Doyoufeel the creeping of your flesh as the low 
gronndswell, in biss deeper than the lowest notes of the 
pedal organ, moans a dirge for tho gallant ship, that 
with 7.J souls on board was caught in the mantrap 
between Portland and the .Start, and after heading 
wildly to and fro, dashed herself on the stony 
wall and peri-hed ? And the piteous grounds well 
tells too of the seven who hoped to dare the billows on 
the slender line of the life-buoy, but who never had 
even that cobweb chance. It moans how the fretted 
line parted, and left the seven to be swallowed within 
sight of the giant crowd on shore, but between whom 
yawned the gulf over which none could pass without 
theline. Ah I the sea! How many pearls have we 
dropped into those cobalt depths I How vast the army 
that is di&banded bc'ow till the trump shall sound 
there-assembly for the Grand Review, All was done 
that could be done, and much as we mourn the lost, 
we must leave them with Him who called them 
through the eea, and will again isme Ilis command, 
and then that the sea give up her dead. We are in 
Middle Bond-street, Weymouth, outside the tallest and 
finest grocer's shop in the street, the very one now 
occupied as a seedsman's, and we exchange 
pitying thoughts of the gieat wreok. But 
see I a shadow form passea, bowed 
with wearine.^s, the mouth ii^ open and parched, 
the tongue is burnt and swollen, and the eyes 
starting from their so kets in pain and despair. The 
form is that of a youth, a landsman, a bov v ' 
assisted at that very shop, a Sunday scholar. I intei 
gate my friend—" What had this sad ghost to do w 
the time ? How came that youth across the fatal 
river?" '"Haven't you heard," said he, ''that the 
apprentice over there went to the wreck of the Royal 
Adtlaide, drank the spirits which were washed on 
shore, and died ? " And soon after I attend that 
dismal scene, an iEquest ; it is in a poor house nearly 
opposite the Baltic Inn ; in a poverty struck terrace, 
lifted a storey from the ground, and called Upper 
Canada by the people. There lies the young corpse, 
and there we learn how George Ntale, visiting the 
great wreck, where half Weymouth and Portland 
muetered, was pinched by the cold of that terrible 
night, until he found the flat bottles of spirits which 
the Adelaide was taking out. but which were now torn 
out of bar by the sea and thro^vn on the beach ; how 
he drank to keep himself warm, and miserably died. 

'Tis afineclear morning, and the etorm seems to 
have changed to the zephyr of love over the West Bay, 
as the waves gently ri-e and fall. But see tho wrcok- 
age coming in— cindles and papers, and wood andiron 
aod casks. There are three casks together, enclosing 
a triangle big enough for half a dozen men to lie on the 
pebbles. To lie? why ! there's one there 1 How can 
he lie after that bitter cold night ? I went, for, reader, 
the present writer was there, and the man, his face up 
to the blue sky, would never see the bine sky more till 
comes the day — 

'* When there will be mourning 

Before the judgment seat, 
When this world is burning 

Beneath Jehovah's feet." 
For the man was gone, the clothes, the corpse, were 
chere, and when the country police came up they 
complaiued—" Here's another of them I Two found 
df ad this morning by drinking thitt gin."' And five 
was the number Ijefore the black list ended— all in the 
place of perfi ct safety from the storm, poisoned in 
their security by that which promised them warmth, 
but killed them when they dropped. 

I am in a fragrant valley, for so I can tell with eyes 
shut by the sweet scent of mint and mignonette, and 
rote and sweet pea that come in on me with the even- 
ing breeze, and as the scene clears to my opened eyes 
I see pretty cottages with lovely front gardens, full of 
flowers and sweet herbs ; on the right pleasant vege- 
table plots, and a road goes down into the bottom and 
rises again to wards a house-and-garden-and-flower-aud- 
hetb-eprinkled country. In front of me there is a 
public-house bign, and I go on. The ghnst-seer spies 
the stain on the fair picture ; tlure is the figure of 
an English carter, late young and full of health, won 
by labour in the air fround Pieeton and Suttui 
Pojntz. But now a long broail mark of road dirt col- 
ours a deeply-pressed band, like a cart-rut, that goes 
up his frock, and his ribs grind when moved as if 
they were broken. Blood and bronchial mucus are 
coughed from his mouth, and his eyes stare in pain 
and fright I can't speak to the eptctre, but on to the 
inn ; lb re has been a crowner'r quest, but it is over, 
and the verdicr- has been given. Moaning sits a woman, 
rocking her body with a babe in her lap. and round are 
tliree little ones, crying becau>;B mammy cries and 
father is gone, never to come back again. '' How came 
t about my poor sister ?" • ' Oh I he used to love a 
drop, and he often come home to me the wooss : but 
morning I said 'Oh, do remember, my dear, you've 

got yonng bosses before yon, and oh I don't touch a 
drop for me and the children's sike !' ' I oont, me 
gurl,' hesaid, and he startsd all ri^hfc wi' the young 
houses, and went into Weymouth wi" his load all right, 
and he got his load to come back, ami come back and 
wouldn't have a drop till he got nearly to the village, 
and then he met four more, and they went in and had 
four pints o' fo'p'ny ale.' ' Well 1 thit wasn't much 
for four or five meu, was it?' 'Oh! but he'd 
a-been a chittin'. and he come out just a bib merry 
with the ale, and he forgot his bosses was young nus, 
and he cracked his whip, and off they went, and ran 
down the hill. And he ran a'cer 'em t9 s.op'em, and 
gotthef.ire boss by the head,aod da ow-n he went, and 
the wheel 'o the was^gon went ri^htover uu and killed 
'un on the spot