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Mr Gladstone's Voice in New York.

\ A remarkable illustration of :the "upe of the telephone was .given on:^[arch 14/ when Mr, Gladstone, by means of Edison's phonograph, addressed a meeting of many thousand members of thejMutual Buildl ing Association of JSew York. The message was enthusiastically received, as not only was the voice,of the gijeat states-^ man reproduced, ' but - the distinct periods of the breathing - pauses were" heard. The message' is as follows :—" 10j St. James' Square, London. The purpos| of the meeting on the 14th, may, I con--ceive, be summed up in two words—selff help and thrift—and I cannot, although much occupied,; refuse to send to it a few words of congratulation and goodwill. It is self-help that makes the man, and man ': making is the aim which, the Almighty Jhas everywhery impressed upoti creationi It is thrift by which self-help for the masses dependent upon labor -is- print cipally made effective. For them, thrift is the symbol and instrument 6i independence and of liberty—indispensable conditions of all permanent humait good. But thrift is also the mother of wealth;. and here comes a danger into view, for,wealth is the mother of temptai tion, and leads many of its possessors into a new form of slavery, more subtle and not less .debasing than the old. FroiA this slavery may'alt-lands—and especially all lands of the English tongue—hold themselves for ever free.—W. E. Glad)-* SIONE.,", „ . , „t • ■

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Mr Gladstone's Voice in New York., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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Mr Gladstone's Voice in New York. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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