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Lord Shaftesbury's Testimony of the Success of an Omnibus Proprietor who Discontinued Sunday Work.
And yet , at a Meeting held in the Town Hall,, on Monday, , on the subject of " stated, that a clerical friend of his had persuaded a large proprietor of omnibuses to attend church regularly on the Sunday- neither he nor his family had ever been in the habit of doing so before-and also to stop the running of his omni-
|buses on the Sabbath-day. At the end of the year, the omnibus proprietor came to the clergyman, and said,-|
"The experiment has answered so well, that I will continue it to the end of my days; so far from suffering financially, I am a better man by several pounds this year than last year. In the first place, my horses, by having one day's complete rest, are better able to do their work during the week, and not so subject to accidents. But the principal point is, that I receive more money than I used to do, and I trace it to this. It is not that the receipts, I believe, are actually larger, but it is that the men, having a better moral example set them, and having a day of repose, which they devote to honest, sober, and religious purposes, and being by that greatly improved in moral condition, do that which they have never done before-faithfully bring to me every farthing which they earn."