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LORD SHAFTESBURY ON THRIFT. In London, on Wednesday evening, the Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G., presided at a meeting held at the Cannon-street Hotel, in connection with the Provi. dent Savings Bank formed for the convenience and benefit of the South-Eastern Railway Company's employes. The report showed the receipts of the past year amounted to £41,052, to which £ 6,255 was added for interest, while £ 30,654 had been withdrawn. Lord Shaftesbury enlarged on the benefits of being provident, careful, and sober, and congratulated the meeting upon the improvement that had taken plaee in the condition of the workine classes. He had ob- tained experience of them through fifty year*, and knew their. habits, feelings, and character. He had loved them then and loved them now. and his love was better placed, because he saw in them a mani- fest sense of improvement and a determination to go on to higher and better things. The greatest improvement had been among those operatives who earned the higher wages, and he was glad to see that the children had made many deposits, because by the young practising a healthy spirit of thrift they were laying the foundation of an admirable, safe, and noble life. England was a notoriously spending and extravagant country, and formed a great- contrast to our neighbours on the other side of the ChanueL He earnestly besought his hearers early to inculcate saving habits, and never to look forward, but witliout abso- lute horror, to the workhouse as a refuge ill. oLd age. He trusted mutual intercourse would extend more and more among all classes, and they would never he aosafe as a kingdom as when capital recognised the rights of labour and labour the rights of capital.

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