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PORTUGAL, Kino op. {See LOD10.)

POIX The Ven. Alpbed, B.D., bom at Norwood, Surrey, Sept. 30, 1822, was educated at Eton, and at Balliol and Magdalen Colleges, Ox- ford. He was appointed Vicar of Ouddesdon in 1852 ; first Principal of the Theological College there in 1853; Rector of East Hendred, Berks, in 1858 ; Vicar of Abingdon in 1868; Archdeacon of Berkshire in 1870 J Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford in 1873; Vicar of Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, in 1874; and Vicar of Sonning, Berks, in 1882 ; Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford 1873 . Archdeacon Pott is the author of "Confirmation Lectures," 1850; " Village Sermons," 1867 ; and seve- ral "charges," sermons, and tracts.

POTTER, aEOBGB, was born at Kenilworth in 1832. He was ap- prenticed to a carpenter and joiner at Coventry, where he worked seve- ral yeai's after he had learned his trade. He came to London in 1853, and obtained employment as a journeyman joiner in the large firm of Myers and Son, after which he worked at several large firms, and, as an experienced mechanic, idways obtaining the highest wages. In 1857 the workmen in the building trades commenced an agitation for a reduction in their hours of labour, and Mr. Potter was sent as a cl. le- gate to represent the carpenters and joiners, when he soon attracted attention by his argiunentative and practical speeches, and sub- sequently he was elected Secre- tary. The great lock-out in the building trades of Aug., 1859, oc- curred, and he was called from his trade to conduct the movement on behalf of the workmen. During the contest, which lasted twenty- seven weeks, Mr. Potter gave great satisfaction to the men by the tact

and judgment which he di^layed, and the manner in which he brooght about the withdrawal of the " odious document*' by the employers. After this Mr. Potter established the Bee- hive, an organ of labour on behalf of working-men. The paper has lately changed its name to the In- dustrial Review, and is ably con- ducted by him. In the columns of this paper, and at meetings held in every large town in the country, he has advocated and defended txade imions, and has been one of the principal persons to attain for these organizations their present position of power and influence. Mr. Potter took a very prominent part in the Reform movement of 1867, during which time he was President of the London Working Men's Association, and he got up and superintended the great Trades' Reform Demon- stration on Dec. 3, 1866, when 80,000 of the London artisans walked through the streets with bands and banners. Mr. Potter has taken part in all the social and political movements of the working claasei during the last twenty years, and his services were recognized by the working men of London and the coimtry in 1866, when they pre- sented him with an address and a purse containing .£800. He is a member of the London School Board for the city of Westminster, having been elected in Nov., 1873, second on the i)oll by 8,120 votes, and he was re-elected in 1876. At the gpene- ral election, 1874, he was a candi- date for a seat in Parliam^it at Peterborough, but was unsuccess- ful, owing to seven candidates going to the poll; he was, however, the third highest Liberal candidate 00 the poll. Heistheauthorof artidse on Capital and Labour, and Trades' Unions and Co-operation; and is now publishing a series of social and political " "jfiracts for the People," which are being largely circulated. POUYER-QUERTIEB, Auors- TiM Thohas, a Frencl\ stateenaan. bora Sept. 3, 1820, at EtoutteviUe-