29 JUNE 1867, Page 2

The Master Tailors have taken a fresh and very unusual

step against the men. They have indicted the leading members of the men's Executive Committee for a conspiracy to restrain them in their business, and the accused have been committed for trial. The measure is rather an oppressive one, unless the masters mean to prove intimidation against themselves, for they are at least as closely combined as the men, and they assert that the effects of the strike on them are over. They have found other hands, brought women into the trade, and adopted new sewing-machines. Has any strike ever succeeded in trades in which women can be employed ?