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THE DYING YEAR.

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the needs of our time is more numerous I holidays, and a better supply of means of healthful recreation on, such occasions. -Not only will this desideratum be sup- lied as a result of thds year's investigations, but another consequence follow in the bet- ter housing of the people, without which no scheme for moral improvement can be carried out. This, then, is the next step to I the social elevation of the masses. Give them, in the name of justice, decent homes to live in before condemning those mis- guided poor people who waste their time and subsitanioe in the public-houses. Give them better homes, and the public-house will be deserted to a great extent, and ulti- mately the true joys of domesticity will sup- plant the falseness of evenings spent in the bar-room. Better homes, we say, must be provided, and better amusements for the people in their hours of relaxation. It is the want of occupation in the times of re- laxation from active life that drives men fre- quently to the excitement of strong drink, or the equal stimulus of bad places of pub- lic entertainment. Man has need of holiday and to relax his mind, re&t his body, and open his heart. Can he not have them, whatever his social position, without coarse pleasures? Economists have been long enquiring what is the best method of disposal of the industry of human race. Is it not equally essential to discover the best dis- posal of its leisure? It is comparatively easy to find it work, but who will find it the right kind of relaxation? Work sup- plies the daily bread but it is cheerfulness that gives it a relish. What, then, is the sum of substance of the conclusions to which recent investigations have led? That a negative policy is useless and worse than useless. That repeated "Donts" fail to achieve their purpose and even tend to do more harm than good. That while it may be wise to take away bad things from the people, it is wiser and more profitable to give them better things in the place of those taken away.