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THE C.E.T.S. 1

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1 THE SUBMERGED TENTH. — I Whatever our opinion may be as to the accuracy of Mr W. Booth's statistics, no one can deny the existence of a dangerously large proportion of the population of London who are dragging on an existence full of misery to themselves and of danger to those around them. From other, and perhaps u ore trustworthy sources than Darkest England, we learn that the ranks of this army of misery are being swollen by a constant influx of recruits from the country. The decrease in the population of our rural districts is going on pari passu with the increase of the homeless population of London. It is appalling to think how large a percentage of those who leave the country to seek their fortunes in London meet with mis-fortune instead, and sink by degrees into the ranks of those who have abandoned hope. Others besides Mr Booth tell us that of these wretched outcasts the vast majority owe their misfortunes to intemperance and im- morality; and while we may hesitate to subscribe to the Salvation Army scheme to open the way out, wo can hardlp refuse our sympathy at least to those who are endeavouring to close the way in. The Bishop of London has lately addressed a letter to his clergy, in which he says :—" Much is being said just now of the duty of making a strenuous effort to rescue from their present degradation a large mass of our people who find it difficult to maintain themselves, and are living in a condition of squalor, wretchedness, and semi-starvation. It is quite certain that nothing permanent or really effective can be done for these people without a great moral change in their characters. There is not one change that cau be named which would do more for them than to rescue them from habits of intemperance; and this is the aim of the C.E.T.S. It is proposed that sermons should be preached to advocate the principles and claims of this Society on Sunday, April 26th inst. If you will help us in this good cause, I believe you will be doing a service to the Church and your fellow-men." It gives us much pleasure to record the fact that a similar endeavour on a somewhat wider basis is about to be made in the Diocese of St. David's, and that the Bishop of St. David's has expressed his approval of the setting apart of the first Sunday in Lent, February 15th, as Temperance and Purity Sunday. If our Temperance and Purity Societies were able to make their work felt in every parish in theDiccese, our contribution to the submerged tenth would be a very small one, and General Booth's task would be very materially lightened.

CHURCH OF ENGLAND PURITY SOCIETY.