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REV. R. J. CAMPBELL AND WORK-1 I ING MEN.
Tho Rev. R. J. Campbell, of tho City Tem- plo, contributes to tho November number -it "Tho Young Man" an artlclo entitled "The Truth about the Working Man Controversy."
Tho rov. gentleman contends that the accu- racy of the statements he recently mnde, and which produced a storm of indignation in labour circles,, cannot bo denied. Tho only I sentonco to which objection can fairly be
taken, ho says, Is tbo following:-"Let it bo undorstood that, as hore statod, they (Mr. Campbell's statements) aro not Intonded to apply to working men ns a whole, but to large classos among thom, which classes, it is to bo feared, constitute a majority." Ho cm-1 phaslses the fnct that ho doos not say that these classes actually do constitute a ínajor I ity. "I/sny," the article continues, "it is to
bo feared thov do. But G1 por cent, constl I tutes a majority, and thorp aro plenty of mr correspondents who think thnt the percentage of working men of whose habits my words ara a fair description numbers considerably moro I than 51 por cent." Mr. Campbell considers I the storm has boen raised becauso thoro was
any statement mado nt all. The working man i "Is moved and flattered bv politicians, plnt l form agitators, and preachers. Ho is nccus I torped to rail nt the clerical calling and sins , of the churches. Ho will oheor loudly whon i parsons, plutocrats, and tho aristocracy aro I being vilified, but let no ono prosumo to hint i at any shortcomings In himself."