12 AUGUST 1865, Page 2

The citizens of Coventry are apparently weary of the proverb

which makes the name of their city a synonym for exclusiveness, and have set up a club upon the principle of not excluding any- body. It is called the Coventry City Club, and any person, pro- fessional, tradesman, or operative, who is "a gentleman in the broadest sense of the word," may be admitted. Indeed, although there is a committee and a ballot, the list of members already in- cludes some working-men, who pay the same subscription as others, and are entitled to every privilege, The club sells liquor and allows cards, though it prohibits "gambling," and is in fact, with the exception of providing meals, just an ordinary club. The experiment will answer all the better for their absence. Caste, like race, is most clearly marked in the manner of feeding, separated classes meeting too seldom to adopt a common tone.