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Correspondence. -1' "j CAERGWRLE SOCIAL VLVI). SIR,-In your report, a fortnight ago, of toe Magi.strate. -I*feeting at you Very curiously for Caergwrle there was not, a single drunkenness nor assault One of the justices said he hoped it was a sign of an im- provement in the morals of the distriet." Hart the opening of the Social ('lnb and Reading Room nothing to do with this I am inclined to think it has. It is pleasant to notice many of those who formerly spent their evening in the public-house, now perusing the news of the day in the Reading Room, or enjoying an innocent game of drafts, and perhaps si] iping t fsteaming cup of coffee or cocoa, whirfi is obtainable far "id per cup, and thus mentally and physically im- proving themselves, to the great delight of their families at home. If the club IH already bring- ing forth fruit, it deserves the support o{:.ll wh. have the welfare of Caergwrle at heart. A V/E-jL-wis H'?.. NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF THE HEART AND PARALYSIS. SIR,—The violent storms of the last few weeks have so seriously injured this Hospital as to have necessitated all the back walls an i the roof being propped up with heavy beams of timber. To enable the entire outer wall to be rebuilt, at iut estimate of £ 1,400., funds are nosi earnestly needed. Many serious cases of heart ilfa-aae anil paral- ysis have been sent to their homes, and very bad cases are awaiting the restoration of the building before they can be admitted. Diseases of the heart have greatly inerea",tl during the last ten years, and it is melanchi ly to see so many youngpeople and even little children suffering from this terrible malady an.1 mo t serious to reflect in some of the easee to the future which is in store for tliern, lia-any havir;r inherited the dinease. It is, how-ver, most t':1- couraging to find how subservient certain lie:¡ t affections are to prompt and ..soner media, il treatment. Rheumatic fever is a great generator of Lea it disease, but the very large number of case- annu- ally relieved and cured at the above institution is most satisfactory, as rmmerou- and ro*st grateful letters from patients testify. The Treasurer of the Charity ("he Rig-ht Hon. the Earl of Glasgow) would gratefully recei and acknowledge donationli. I am, Sir, yet r obedient servant, Vl.N'CKN'T AkliU?R, M.D., One of the Physicians to the Hospital, Cr ille House, Colville Square, London, W. RurrHJ NOTES. "ip,-The excitement prevalent in our iii:e Peddlington" consequent upon the refusal of the use of the Assembly Rooms to the ratepayers the purpose of airing their grievances had almost as much importance, locally, as t'.e gr«s.t s<ue given us upon receipt of intelligence of the Fleet being ordered to the Dardanelles. It is vei y doubtful to me whether so many would have congregated had it not been for ti e unwise policy of the Mayor. Of course he Hi a/ have had an object in refusing tr.e room, aad bi forhiddin the bellman to announce the meeting, andprobablywilljustify hiniselfattbesjexii 'our- .il meeting. It is surprising to find tk&t after many protestations, that no resob.tio; condemn- ing the refusal of the room, was passed, ai.d v/e shall see whether the whoie Council will justify and approve of this action of their chairman. It is about 30 to 35 years ago, when the late M r Robert Lloyd, chemist, was mayor, that a some- what similar refusal was made to the its,- of ti e Council Chamber or Town Hall. The old Town Hall, which stood on the to > of the town (bat now demolished), was claimed by ? vYe, of the Castle some difference arose b; tween him ai d the Council, and the place v.r.s barred, by Mr West's orders, to prevent ace > •• The Town Council claimed use of the ('o u. nl Chamber from time immemorial, an 1 they caused the late Edward Williams, of the Bull, to burst the dii, r open. Action for malicious damages 'ni threatened, hut never carried ft only required some one to incite such a movement the other night, but by doing so those piesent wo-i'-l have lost sympathy, as being Wacicrnaiil-i r soiMcthing worse. The question of the proposed !a:m seer- sii'l a.n open one, as notice was given to borrow L, money, without any scheme or estunate being laid before the Council shewing h-sT the is to be exl)eiide(l. niie, iiiiii ;,I enough to say that a red baize earjiet In to be 1:d from Pcnbarras to Chancery Lana for tho-e who are troubled with cms, some- thing is certainly yery necessary, instead of the horrible pebbles now extant. I rcfr.:i'i from saying more at present aso-iv C. Im" il meeting is expected to be a w -1,11" affair." PREPARING Poll THE W05W5V. This heading may be taken, imJer the present uncertain political crisis, to have a very im- portant meaning, but such is not the case; it has only reference to one of the Brethren of the Hospital who has prepared for hi:r.s if ;>, "plen'l,l oak coffin in anticipation of his certain decea- This coffin is religiously and carefully wrapped up in fine linen and made to stand in a corner of his bedroom. I made a visit the other day, d scarcely believing in the fact of <? a thi- j; being possible, the" deadly" obirc; Y!¿ t prn¡t"j shown, and the owner, to prove its suitability, volunteered to get in. The lid was net on, and the plate, which only requires the ,e of denth, is ready. I The only reason for an eccentri- city given by Edward Jones is that be j:? "no .y certain of being buried in a goad oaken cor' ri which will give some little trouble to the wo. a to penetrate." The horror of such an idea made me bid a hasty adieu. Or-iKRVER. THE STATE OF TRADE AND SIR,—When writing on this question wevt but one, I knew very well that I w. not giving i utterance to fashionable opinion- a:-id I ha e been tokl by several gentlemen thai J.-JJ, reason- ing is all wrong, and that not a v.-u-.l is to 1. ? (in my side of the quest!- n. But, vtny curiously, neither of the gentlemen -„bo | tec-red that opinion, attempted to controvert tre arguments, and as yet I have not listened to a single attempt at such a thing. Some gent)". men will have it that because trades uaiojis h:\ e been grossly mismanaged and nii- viire ted, that they are in4ituted for the purpos'' t-i a strike, and therefore, of ncceitr, an evil. My mr t- j ment i. tiliq(t the evil lieg, ill ?nd not in the principle of nni- n. Unkni: strength and it seems to me that it. A' -uld be to the advantage of working men that the* shoald be strong. U But, on the other Land, if ire strength be directed to illegitimate purposes, 't becomes worse than weakness. In fact, I tion very much whether the rate "j weyes can be affected by trades unions. Take Sin tJXfUEV'e the remuneration pairl to female •> ,a:its. 'it has doubled within my memory. Y et, tiiere is no trades union among maids of all work, that J know of. It was boasted by -<• e of the demagogues who misled the men so p? time rcro that the rise of wages was entirely iii,t, to their efforts, and was the direct result of .'monism. It was said at a demonstration held in the town of Mold in 1873. When the meeting -,vas over I said to the speaker, Then, acou-ding to yo-,r reasoning, wages cannot decrease, hnt rather in- crease indefinitely, for your union will become more paramount in proportion to the increase jjl the rate of wages." He did not ;>ereeive the drift of the argument, so I had to put it another form. Thus," You x, that- the rise in the rate of wages is due to the union. Very good. If what you say be true, we c I)t llliVC a decrease of wages, so long as the union exist- If, in spite of your union, an down, then it will be proved that the increase c-ould n-.t have been due to the union." At this point be cut short the discussion very i' .saying his business was with the colliers, who under- stood the question, and not with rewspaner men. "lietbinks I hear some nf v< u readejs saying, Exactly, we are at oiie with yen. Trades unions cannot rise the rate ei waives. You are taking the ground from under your own feet. You defend trades unons ami yet you argue they can effect nothing. Stop awhile, my friend you have arrived just where I T, anted to t you. True, trade unions cannot aff ect the rate of wages. We both admit it. 0:_ ?j?t ?}- mission, my question is this—how, 'f tra?! unions and strikes cannot affect f»e :?te fT wages, can they drive trade out of the e^unt. ? The people who suffer most from -4-rikes 4e those who go out OR strike. They their strikes to ruin themselves in too mai v cases I admit, but that by doing so ,.ffe C 4 the state of trade, I deny. And, for this reSr" were the state of trade brisk, the niercV^t co< tractor, or whatever he might be, would find it J u be to his interest to grant rather than to reW the demands of the men. Hence, we rod *be> e are no strikes when the tate of trades brisk The increase demanded is given, and no nlore .,ttid. The briskness of tr,t(lep.e pl- plover to advance the rate of Wages. Thai -;tat-; continues until there is a glut in the market. He cannot negotiate sales, and he immediate! i says to his men, Well, business is ,kck, so r do not require so great a production, and yon must be content with less wages Then 'ae again get into the cycle of strikes. How I put it to the masters—have I not pi;i ill*' case fairly ? 1 know I have, and even-one who Teai>i this letter must feel it. The question :md on that is this—how could the strike effect ":he sta1 of trade, when the market was already siifferfog from over production ? It was the over piorbjt; tion which caused the slackness, tie slackn<*s produced the notice for a reduction "f  and the notice for reduction produced the ?:tnke? To those who have followed my argument T think I have made it abundantly clear that in- ¡stead of being the cause of sladmess of ?(?' strike? are merely the i- i)f such '-l?-:{n?. Then, I ask, how is it that strikes ? the trade out of the country? or, to same quGst?n in :m?th?r form, and UK c:rcumst?tce?. The years lü:J. 70 ?I;7!, were noted for the number of strikes a';a 1; urged then, as it is urged now, that .?1?..??" driving the trade out of the country. statement I mIl found two (Iue"tioll?. Hst if the .hikes drove the trade out of the C .? ■those years how did it come to p? ?V? 1 d 1 th" vIe had ?uch thriving times in 1S7" '7" T.? Secondly if the prophets of evil nmde ???"' then, what guarantee have we ?M-? .(l J. ') p right now, seeing they are pronhefnlrV? exactl y para II l.,¡ I '11. I exact ly parallel circumstances T W 1 peole who h?-e an universal p? an??? ? <je species of ailment. There are ,tl "• ''v l:I> ] 1 th ,dTI Wpo have only the same excuse f -i-in who  us, and I  eta as evully OTIl in *<•. I FvAilTLEB,