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On Monday the Bishop of Carlisle was present at the annual meeting of  the
Church of England Temperance Society in London. He moved: -

“That this meeting rejoices in the continued progress of this society, and  
earnestly commends its principles and work to the support of all interested in  
the promotion of the temperance movement.”

The Bishop said it was all very well in that room, and with an appreciative  
audience, to talk of changes in the law; but, unfortunately, such changes
could  not be effected by such means. Great improvements might be made, and ought
to be  made; but he must express some doubt as to whether the legislative
changes  suggested were likely to become law, not in one or two, but in many
sessions. He  suggested that, if new legislation was attempted, it should be on the
lines laid  down in the report of the Lord’s Committee on this subject - a
most valuable and  exhaustive document.

With regard to the new system of coffee taverns, they were entitled to all  
praise, as a move in the right direction. Some, however, failed, and others  
succeeded. The secret lay entirely in the selection of locality, and the ability
 and perfection with which they were conducted. Situation was a great thing.
At  Carlislean admirable institution failed entirely because it was on the
wrong  side of the bridge. The dense population was on one side, and the coffee
hotel  on the other, and that was the wrong secret. There was a prejudice on
the one  side against dealings with the other, although it involved only a few
minutes  walk.

With regard to coffee taverns it was important that they should make, say,  
ten per cent. It was not the “mammon of unrighteousness,” but it had a great  
influence on the  success of these institutions. Seven and a half might do,  
but ten per cent, was a great deal better. (cheers.)