lift him up again. His rescue is not left to those who are known outstandingly as Christian workers. The officer directs operations, but the man in the ranks is the most immediate and the best saviour of his fellow. As often as a man falls, we try to lift him up again.
6. We believe in weekly meetings for recruiting purposes. Enthusiasm is likely to die if it is not often fed. There are too many men being lost, so we should not lose time. Meetings, while run on religious lines, should all be as bright and happy as possible, and not necessarily necessarily devoted to Temperance all the time. The interest af men and women in all sorts of subjects should be fostered. At every meeting, after the new recruits are enrolled, all present repeat the pledge after the president. The pledge is: "For God, and Home and Native Land, I promise, by God's help, to abstain from all intoxicating drinks as beverages, and to do all that in me lies to promote the cause of Total Abstinence by getting others to join the Union." After the repetition of the Pledge with uplifted hand, all members shut their hands as the sign of Christian determination and say word by word in unison:
III. R e s u 11 s. The Movement has, in many respects, exceeded the expectations of even its most sanguine supporters. From all quarters the remarkable testimony comes to me that generally the worst drinkers are proving themselves the best pledgekeepers. Those in "The Trade" expected the crusade to collapse at Christmas 1909. But it did not. Then it was prophesied it would collapse at the General Election in January 1910. But it did not. Other holidays and extraordinary occasions were being looked to in 1910 for an indication that "Catch-my -Pal" would fall; but it firmly held its ground through them all, and now, at the end of more than two years, it continues as a means of blessing to homes all over the United Kingdom, and in many other parts of the world.
1. The Movement has given Temperance workers a new hope. It has been proved that work among the drunkards and drinkers is not so hopeless as was once thought. It is a characteristic of this Movement that it gathers up most of the worst cases in every town it enters. The children of the drinkers who are being reclaimed now have an example at the fireside which will be far more potent in its preventive and saving influence than all the Tem-