to which I have alluded that I am asked to speak, and to show h°w they are indirectly contributing towards the success of the fight against alcohol. Amongst these efforts are the settlements and clubs. I want to speak of two out of the many Settlements in London. The first is Oxford House, Bethnal Green, a wellknown centre of Church of England activity which is easily reached from the City. It is situated in a district of mean streets inhabited by thousands of men and women, lads andgirls, who are engaged in various industries and factories. It is not as it stands a \ ery hopeful district, but something of hope has been brought to it by the Oxford House Settlement which was established in 1884. This settlement was for the purpose of bringing young men fiesh from the Oxford colleges to live amongst these people, to make friends with them, and to help them to rise above their surroundings. It is a practical brotherhood of Oxford graduates, some of whom reside at the Settlement for years, others coming for a few weeks only, many of them engaged in the day time in the City, and devoting their evenings to the good of their fellows. It has various activities-clubs of different kinds, a swimming bath, great entertainments on Saturday nights, Sunday meetings, men's and boys camps and sports. We were informed that 95 per cent of the young men are really influenced, while only a bare 5 per cent fail to respond to the efforts of the workers. At the period of my visit there, the Head of the settlement was a young clergyman who has since broken down in health. I asked him what was his opinion as to the influence of alcohol upon the surroundings m Bethnal Green. He said „Without the drink Bethnal Green would be a paradise." On his taking up his duty he had scofïed at the idea of personal abstinence, but a very few weeks amongst the evidences of drink-wrought evil, sufficed to show him that his personal example must be one of abstinence, and this same conviction is forced upon the consciences of a large percentage of the workers.
The next place I want to mention is the Claremont Mission at Pentonville — a typical institutional church full of activity.
Sunday is crammed with engagements from morning to night, and during the week something is continually going ondesignedto uplift those whose lives are all too sad. There is a crèche, a welcome mstitution for hard working mothers; a dispensary; a poor man's lawyer; gymnasium; baths; sick benefit clubs; goose