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THOSE who wish to join in the TESTIMONIAL DO P.R. LLE Gladstone and Mr: Bright, who were both strongly in favour

, , as Secretary to the A.P.U.C., aro of granting a political amnesty, have been notoriously checkrequested at once to forward their names and donations to GEO.J. MURRAY, Esq., Junior Carlton Club, or to the “ Lee Testimonial Fuud" at the National Bank, mated by the superior common sense of their less Radical Charing Cross.

colleagues in the Cabir et; but how long that will last if the

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of St. Edward, or else clect a representative to sit there and do his bidding. Men may be blind, and they may refuse to see, but with such rank social disorder as is now tolerated and worshipped, the dark day of Anarchy, Bloodshed, and Revolution cannot be very far off. In France there was little

or no warning in 1798. The horrors broke out quite suddenly. LONDON, OCTOBER 27, 1869.

So it will be here. We are quite aware that such is an extremely

ugly subject for contemplation ; but better far to contemplate The Tweek.

it in time than to have to endure the curse of it for a

season. MEN of position and knowledge of Continental affairs are

re The Times, with short-sighted folly, pooh-poohs the asking—"Are we to have an era of peace ?".

There are

meeting, having evidently ordered its reporter to make sport certainly some signs of returning amity, but how far may of the speakers, and carefully“ doctor" their speeches. But they be relied on? The Prince Royal of Prussia has been

a paper which openly lauded to the skies such a ruffianly received with marked cordiality at Vienna. The defeated anarchist as Garibaldi, and which employed Gallenga on its Hapsburg has embraced the victorious Hõbenzollern, and the staff, should not be astonished if the bone and sinew"-or ex-Kaiser seems to be in so forgiving and gentle a mood that

as Mr. Gladstone termed them, “our own flesh and blood”a report is now current, and generally believed, that having learns the lesson then taught with regard to other nations, taken to his bosom the Prince who stripped him of

and puts it into practice at home. If so, God have mercy

supremacy in Germany, he means to embrace the Robber-King who turned

upon us. him out of Italy. It is stated as certain that, upon his Six days before Lord Derby's death, when first it was return from Constantinople and Egypt, Francis Joseph will rumoured that his illness was likely to prove fatal, Dr. Forbes call upon Victor Emmanuel at Naples. But there is also a ' of Dundec-with a random eagerness and indecent haste concurrent report, much believed in, that all this fraterniza- which cannot be too sufficiently reprobated, bad taste in a tion means treachery and hostility to France, and that it is layman, but worse in a clergyman-arrogated to himself the the result of combinations conceived when Rumour represented work of nominating a successor in the Chancellorship of the the health of the French Emperor as extremely precarious. University of Oxford. This unfeeling suggestion, which It would argue infinite baseness on the part of the Austrian appropriately appeared in Mr. Gladstone's Wednesday organ, Emperor and the King of Italy to combine with Prussia has given much annoyance to many of the late Earl's intimate against the Emperor Napoleon, who saved one from anni. friends, and was certainly not that kind of painful perforhilation and enriched the other with sundry fair territories : 'mance which anyone would have imagined could have been but that consideration should not make us reject the report perpetrated by so polished and elegant a person as the Bishop as incredible. On the other hand, the Russian Press is of Brechin. By this time we trust he can say—“Dum religo, warmly recommending an entente cordiale between France and scripsisse pudet.” Russia. The Russians, who never liked the Prussians, are | We note that both the John Bull and the Globe, scrambling becoming jealous at the rapid strides to empire which Prussia' after Dr. Forbes' pilot-balloon, have apparently settled between has made within three years, and rather uneasy at the themselves that Lord Salisbury is to be the new Chancellor. creation of a German navy under Prussian control in the It may be so, but if the Tories wish properly to honor Lord Baltic. This consideration might be enough to induce Russia Derby's memory, which they profess to do, they might surely to ally herself to France, and to aid France in wresting the select one of Lord Derby’s party. Whatever Lord Salisbury Rhenish provinces from Prussia without insisting upon Constantinople as her own recompense, at least for the present. he is,- he is certainly not that.

may be-and it would puzzle some persons to declare what At all events, these are signs that induce us to fear that an

Were there any lack of able immediate disbandment of the great Continental armies is political allies the John Bull and the Globe, our co. Dictators,

and eflicient men amongst the late Chancellor's personal and out of the question.

might have reasonably wandered to the cross benches or to What some enthusiastic people call “ the bone and sinew those below the gangway to find a fitting successor to him. of our country, but what we should more properly term by a But this is not the case. The Duke of Marlborough, Lord far less complimentary epithet, met together in Hyde Park Stanhope, Lord Malmesbury and Lord Beauchamp--all welllast Sunday, to the number, as the Standard declares, of one known members of previous Conservative governments—would, hundred thousand. This was evidently a moral—or rather either of them, by their rank and abilities, properly fill the posian immoral-demonstration against the powers that be. The tion ; whilst amongst existing political hybrids, Lord Harrowby, agitators themselves, if there was any authority remaining, Lord Lothian, and Lord Carnarvon, (the present High would, in a well-ordered state, be put into confinement at Steward,) might, according to the opinion of some, reasonably once as enemies of social order, and pests of Society. This enter into competition for the honor. For ourselves we diswill not happen, however, until London, or parts of it, have countenance haste in the selection, and warn our readers been given up to the tender mercies of such a mob for eight- ' against pledging themselves to any candidate. The idea of and-forty hours. Then it is just possible a dawn of common 'Mr. Gladstone being put forward is only an idea : or possibly sense, may break in upon our rulers, that is, upon those who a grim joke of the Globe to remind the Oxford Radicals of are not candidates for the Dictatorship. For the present Mr. their total defeat.


Both in England and Ireland some of our leading Bishops thread which that noble Prelate, Bishop Hamilton only laid have been delivering their Charges : and all have had much down in death. • Must we then entrench ourselves in our to say thoroughly worth listening to. Archbishops Beresford isolation ?” asks Bishop Browne. “ Heaven forbid! We may and Trench have indeed an arduous and difficult work before be unable to go over at once to the Continental Churches, or them. All the more necessary is it, therefore, that they to unite ourselves to dissenting bodies. But we have the should receive the sympathy and co-operation of their brethren, advantage of standing midway between them, and may be the the Clergy, in England. When Mr. Gladstone—with his means under God of one day uniting them. We are both Rationalistic, Dissenting, Popish, and Ritualistic allies-was Catholic and Evangelic, and if we will be patient we may do robbing the Irish Church and abolishing the Eighth Com- much. Impatience is a great danger. No sound and lasting mandment, the exulting delight of the Ritualistic Radicals work is done hastily. But though we must wait, we must knew no bounds. Gross falseholds, borrowed from the Non- work! There is a great work-field among our poor who are conformist and Weekly Register, were artfully circulated as sadly alienated, not only from the Church but from all religion. Gospel, and the silly youths who perpetrate external antics in We must throw ourselves most fully and boldly among them Church, believed them. Irishmen, who to their shame reviled open our Churches to them, adapt our Sermons and Serthe Church of their country, would have found it a hard task vices to them. Intemperance is a monster evil with them ; to have substantiated a sixtieth part of the misrepresentations and our disunion puzzles, distracts, and so alienates them put forth concerning it. By such means as these the powers altogether. With regard to Dissenters we must not sacrifice of the “robbers of Churches” were augmented. And this truth: we should do all we can to win them, acknowledging conduct is not unreasonably felt very keenly by a high- our own fault rather than pressing theirs." Men like these, minded and sensitive people. The Archbishop of Armagh hampered though they may be, will do a true service to our puts forth words of truth and wisdom. His Grace truly old National Church. In many respects, the Bishop of declares—“We have not to construct a Creed or erect a new Rochester's Charge is equally good. But excellent ConservaChurch, or invent an ecclesiastical polity. Our Creed remains tive as he is, he recommends, or seems to recommend, prinin its native truth and purity, resting unshaken upon its ciples which are openly at variance with the existence of a Divine ioundations ; our Church is the same in all vital and Church teaching Divine Truth. If the Laity are to dictate essential points as it was when planted by the zeal of the to the Clergy–which he appears to imply—what is to be triumphant Missionary upon the broken altars of pagan taught, what is to be done, or what is to be left undone, all idolatory; and our ecclesiastical polity has its fixed and settled order and law must come to nought. One thing, however, is principles, and only requires to be carefully and wisely adap ed, certain, that only Corporate Reunion can preserve to us both with as little disturbance as possible, to a new state of things, Church and State, and the sooner our Bishops face the subject not of a spiritual, but of a temporal nature. To bring our instead of avoiding it, the better for themselves and for us all. proceedings to a successful issue we must exercise the most unprejudiced reflection and dispassionate judgment; we must been a bungle and a mistake from beginning to end. The

The opposition to Dr. Temple's appointment has, we fear, be animated by a spirit of forbearance, of mutual love and

" concord.” Archbishop Trench, in referring to the Church Dis- attempted alliance between Dr. Pusey and Lord Shaftesbury establishment Act, said most truly that they could not but re

was the first fa:al policy : for what concord, as the apostle so

Had gret that the House of Lords (although more for their own sake properly asked, is there between light and darkness ?

the “ Church and State Society,” which was formed after such thanfor the Church) did not from the first declare their inability to do anything effectual on the Church's behalf. Had they ordinary foresight, it might have existed now, ready for action

an extravagant outlay of money, been planned by people of arowed from the beginning that they were but as the porcelain in a crisis. But its long array of titled names—like the jar, and the House of Commons the iron vessel, and that a collision between the two must, at any sacrifice, be avoided, spectres in Macbeth-have passed away : (people did not want

names but organization and action,) and now the whole conone might have regretted that their real power was not more commensurate with that which the theory of the Constitution itself it was disorderly, ill-managed, and uninfluential.

cern has been long ago dead and buried. As to the meeting

If assigned to them, but none could have been so unreasonable the Tories do not choose to organize themselves, and think it as to find fault with the weak for owning themselves such. wise to depend on mere Puritan co-operation, they must put It was a pity they promised so much and performed so little. It excited a painful surprise to see the manner in which the up with the frequently recurring inconvenience of being out

witted and checkmated by their clever opponents. A party House of Lords gave way, amid the mutual congratulations which is anything but "stupid,” but which acts stupidly, of its members, and as though they were accomplishing a feat must not object to being credited with the quality, however the most glorious, everybody extolling everybody else, the unjustly. Furthermore if the Bishops, Deans, and Canons

. , consciousness of having extricated itself from a position of who were appointed by the Tories do not think it wise to embarrassment rousing in it a delight intense enough to swallow up every thought of the poor Irish Church at the speak out, at such a crisis, where can we reasonably look for expense of which this extrication had been effected.

defenders of the faith, and champions of Christianity? And " As I

yet such Bishops, Deans, and Canons, with the sole exception live over again,” said his Grace, " that memorable night, I

of Dr. Mansel, are all silent and still. They are like well-fed feel that it is not we who have lost and suffered the most."

snails which retire to their shells, in showers and storms. This is most true. No wonder that he “ was bold to prophesy that the struggle on the Irish Church Bill will be the very Mr. Bennett, whose caso is now on, owes it not only to his last in which the House of Lords will ever venture even to party (which has stood by him, and is still willing to stand appear to cross or thwart the will of the House of Commons by him), as well as to the whole Church of England, to in any matter of high national significance." His Grace explain why he refuses to appear before the chief spiritual advised the Clergy to dismiss the idea that any considerable Court of his Province. Because at present his conduct in purse was to be made by commutation. In England the this particular is inexplicable. Bishops of Gloucester, Ely, and Rochester have been addressing their Clergy. At Bristol Bishop Ellicott attered words of wisdom and worth—evidencing a correct Anglican Orders, advertized as

A correspondent informs us that a tract by Monsignor Capel against

“Now Ready” five weeks ago, having knowledge on his Lordship's part of existing dangers. been submitted to his superiors for their sanction, has been suppressed on The Bishop of Ely also spoke with great power and thorough account of its inaccuracy and weakness. At all events it cannot be bad. grasp of his subjects. As regards Reunion, he takes up the . It is also said its author is by command, re-writing it.

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A rumour is current in Scotland, which we believe to be well-founded A marriage was celebrated on Wednesday last in the choir of Salisbury that the Queen will be unable, as announced, to attend the ceremony of Cathedral, the first which has taken place since the year

1754. opening the new Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. Her Majesty's The Confirmation of the election of the Bishop-designate of Salisbury weak state of health is the avowed reason : but the Fenian demonstra- took place this morning in the Church of St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside. tions of last Sunday, and the threatened attendance of those out of, Amongst those prayed for, on Thursday last, at the consecration of employment are believed to have had something to do with this decision. St. Saviour's Church, Everton, was “ Edward, Earl of Derby.”

It is stated that the Bishop of Chichester is about to place the resig. The works at the Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury at Rome are nation of his See into the hands of the Prime Minister. Those high in progressing most satisfactorily, and before the new year it is hoped the authority in the Diocese believe that Mr. Gladstone has Her Majesty's roof will have been placed on. authority to offer the position to be vacated to the Rev. Prebendary than 25 adults present at the Morning Service at the Parish Church of

A correspondent informs us that on Sunday last there were not more Liddon.

St. George's, East. The North British Review has lately passed into the hands of Sir John

A new organ, which has been erected in the chancel of St. Mary-thes Acton, the well-known “Liberal” Roman Catholic. It is now edited by 'Great, Cambridge, was opened on Sunday last. The Services on the Mr. Thomas Wetherell of B. N. C. Oxford, who previously edited The occasion were choral. Chronicle, a Liberal Roman Catholic newspaper which, after a short life,

It was stated on Monday by the Earl of Devon, at a meeting of the is said to have died of literary dulness.

E.C.U. at Torquay, that the Union had come to no decision in reference The formal appointment of Dr. Temple to the See of Exeter appears to Dr. Temple's appointment. in yesterday's London Gazette.

Cardinal Reisach had reached Milan by the last accounts, and was The Vev. Archdeacon G. Merriman, M.A., of New College, Oxford, already better for the change of air. He is obliged to travel very slowly

and is accompanied by his physician. who was placed in the Second Class in literis humanioribus, in Michaelmas Term, 1846, has, we are glad to learn, been unanimously elected Bishop cates awarded by the London Committee of the University of Oxford

| Mr. Gathorne Hardy has consented to distribute the prizes and certifiof the Orange R.ver State. He belongs to the family of Merriman of Local Examination, at Willis's Rooms, on Wednesday, November 3rd. Marlborough and of Kensington, and is a man of very considerable

The Bishop of London has expressed his strong disapprobation of the Ability and worth.

conduct of one of his Rural Deans in officiating in an English Chapel in

Scotland, where the authority of the Scotch Bishop is set at nought.

Canon Girdlestone has published a letter, in which he exhorts the 27. Wed. Vigil of SS. Simon and Jude, Violet. At Evensong, Red, Dean and Chapter of Exeter not to commit themselves to a breach of Collect for SS. Simon and Jude.

the law by rejecting Dr. Temple. 28. THURS. SS. Simon and Jude, Red.

Dr. Forbes, Bishop of Brechin, in a letter to the Guardian recommends 29. FRID. Feria, Green. Abst.

that the Marquis of Salisbury should be chosen successor to Lord Derby 30. Sar. Feria, Green. Vigil of All Saints'. Fast.

as Chancellor of the University of Oxford. 31. SUND. Green. 23rd after Trinity, Green. At Evensong, IThite, The death is announced of the Hon. and Rev. Joseph Constable MaxCollects (1) All Saints' (2) Of the Sunday.

well, M.A., brother of the thirteenth Baron Herries. He was in holy NOVEMBER

orders in the Roman Obedience. 1. Mon. All Saints', White. 2. Tues, All Souls, Black.

It is announced for the benefit of old Rugbeians that committees have 3. Wed. Of the Octave, White.

been formed in Oxford, Cambridge, and London to determine the best

way of expressing loving respect for Dr. Temple. PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS.

The Archbishop of York has recommended a form of prayer for

private and domestic use in his Diocese and that of Carlisle for those The Rev. S. Clark, Incumbent of Christ Church, Thornton.

who are about to become Bishops of the Sees now vacant. The Rev. C. H. Everard, Composition Master of Dulwich College. The Rev. R. B. Gardiner, Assistant Master of Dulwich College.

The Bishop-Desiguate of Winchester expects to be able to hold an The Rev. C. H. Lane, Assistant Master of Dulwich College.

Ordination at Christmas for his new Diocese. Candidates should at once The Rev. Malcolm MacColl, to the Senior Curacy of St. Giles's, Cambervell. The Rev. William Richard John Neame, to the Rectory of Tresmere, Launceston. apply to him at Oxford. The Rev. W. M. Puttock, Curate in Charge of St. Philip the Evangelist, Islington. The Times refused to insert the advertisement calling the meeting on The Rev. J. B. Parish, Principal Mathematical Master of Dulwich College.

Wednesday at the British Hotel to protest against Dr. Temple's appointThe Rev. Albert Hurt Sitwell, Vicar of St. Peter's, Stepney, to the Vicarage of ment, on the ground that it was disrespectful to Mr. Gladstone ! The Rev. John Steel, jun., to the Vicarage of Harrold, Bedfordshire.

A very hearty Dedication Festival was held at Chislehurst on Thursday, The Rev. Robert Baker Stoney, to the Rectory of St. John's, Wednesbury. The Rers. W. Denton, G. Nugee, and C. F. Lowder were amongst the The Rev. R. Oscar T. Thorpe, to the Incumbency of Christ Church, Camberwell. The Rev. Wm. Vincent-jackson, to the Perpetual

speakers at the luncheon.

urac of St. Stephen, Nottingham.

The Empress of the French has presented to the Armenian Church The Rev. John Winter, to the Rectory of Norton Canes, Staffordshire.

at Pera a tapestry-copy of Raphael's "Transfiguration,” manufactured

expressly at the Gobelins, and valued at 10,0001. Home and foreign Church News.

The Rev. Daniel Moore and the Rev. Daniel Wilson desire that it

should be widely known that that they are not members of the same A.“ Liberal Evangelical" in the Record defends Dr. Temple's appoint. Committee as Dr. Pusey in regard to the appointment of Dr. Temple. ment, saying, “ Few greater and holier men have been consecrated." The anniversary Services of the Churchmen's Club at Norwich took

The Pall Mall Gazette suggests that Professor Mavrice should be the place on Wednesday. There was an early celebration of Holy Comnew Dean of Ely:

munion at St. Andrew's, and choral Evensong at St. Peter's, with a

Seinion by the Dean of Norwich. Over 4,000 persons assembled at St. Michael's Church, Coventry, on the evening of Sunday week to hear Archdeacon Denison preach.

Bishop Trower has appended his name to the memorial to the Queen

against the appointment of Dr. Temple, accompanied by a subscription The Nonconformist says, that “Di. Temple has more of the spirit of to the funds of the committee. His Lordship claims a vote in the Chapter Christianity in him than all the Record party put together.”

as a sub-Dean. Mr. Butterfield's design for the Cathedral at Adelaide, South Australia, The Archpriest Don Garabed Kaspazovitch, of the Armenian Church the erection of which will cost about 25,0007., has been put in hand.

of Bucharest, was received into the Roman Communion last month at The Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, Rodriguez, is dead, as well as the the Church of San Biagio, by the Padre Balgy, Procurator-General of

the Meechitcrist Fathers of Vienna. Bishop of Leon, Mgr. Castello y Orviedo. The Bishop of Peterborough has reopened the Church of Kilsby, wbich Shaftesbury's request, will vote for Dr. Temple's election, as will also the

It is stated that Canon Cook, though given a Canonry, at the Earl of has been restored from designs by Mr. Christian.

Prebendary returned by Conservatives to Convocation, owing to his staunch The Earl of Shaftesbury has become one of the Trustees of the views on the Irish Church, in place of the Bishop-Elect of Oxford. Curates' Augmentation Fund.

Mr. Gladstone has nominated the Rev. Edward Austin, Curate of The Dedication Festival of All Saints' Church, Lambeth, will com- Broughton, to the Rectory of Honiton. The Rectory of Honiton belongs mence on Sunday evening. There will be an octave of Services, to the Earl of Devon, but the Crown claims this presentation in conse

Hymns Ancient and Modern have been introduced at St. Mark's, quence of the elevation of its Incumbent to the Episcopate. Kennington,

On Sunday week the Rev. F. Pigou, "read himself in " as Vicar of

The Rev. E. Austin, Rector of Honiton.

The Rev. R. Rawle, Vicar of Tamworth.


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Doncaster. The Mayor and Corporation attended in state. A local paper of the various Incumbents. Now they are used as ornaments on either observes that, in reading the Thirty-nine Articles “it was quite evident side of the fire-place in the Priest's vestry. Mr. Pigou felt all that he uttered.”

Last Thursday the Bishop of Chester consecrated a new Church in The Marquis of Bute has expressed a wish to take Holy Orders in the his Diocese called St. Saviour's. The cost of the edifice was £27,000, R.C. Communion, but the Pope strongly disapproves of the step. The and a local paper says " there are several memorial gifts in the Church, Marquis has given the Holy Father a very large sum of money in the including a beautiful font, a handsome wood pulpit

, a lectern, a Comshape of “ Peter's Pence.”

munion rail, and a costly altar cloth, the latter being presented by the Mr. J. R. Mowbray, M.P., has given £200 to Keble College, Oxford. architect, Mr. Gordon N. Hills.” The buildings are now rapidly approaching completion, and several Archbishop Manning's secretary is requested to make public the students are already entered on the books. The College will be opened following :-- 1. All statements hitherto published, in respect to the after the next long vacation.

intentions of the Catholic Bishops in England, are entirely destitute of The Parish Church of Plympton St. Maurice, Devon, has been foundation. 2. That, as the preparations for the Council hitherto, and

its proceedings hereafter, until published by authority, are and will be partially restored and reopened. The parishioners objected to the removal of the pews for open benches, but allowed the pew doors to be under the highest obligation of silence, no such statements hereafter can

have authentic warrant. taken off. The War Office at Rome have given orders for the stationing of

At a meeting of the E.C.U. held at South Devon on Monday, the Hon. dragoons at the railway termin uses during the months of November and and Rev. C. L. Courtenay, in moving a resolution in reference to an December, in order to insure order and prevent accidents in consequence have power to appoint assistants to carry out the episcopal duties

increase in the Episcopate, suggested that the present Bishops should of the crush attendant on the arrival of the trains.

of their Dioceses. He thought that most of the Dioceses could be cut It is stated in some of the provincial papers that a Bishop, who is not into three. The consecration of the Assistant Bishops should be licensed identified, has written anonymously to one of the newspapers, advising by the Crown. He would do away with Bishops in the House of Lords. the Dean and Chapter of Exeter to elect Prebendary Mackarness instead of Dr. Temple.

At the last monthly meeting of the London Free and Open Church The Mission Church of All Saints', Grovenor-road, Pimlico, will hold render the new Church of St. John entirely free and unappropriated.

Association, it was stated that efforts had been made at Croydon to its final Services on Sunday next, the site being required for the per- A compromise had, however, been agreed to, by which, with one excepmanent Church, which is to be a Gothic building, designed by Mr. Jolly, tion, there is to be no new assignment of seats, and as the old seatarchitect. The Services will be choral.

holders die out or cease to reside in the parish, or to use their sittings, On Sunday, St. John's Church, Belfast, was draped in black in memory they would become free. of Lord Derby. The Incumbent, in the course of his Sermon, spoke of The Kensington News is informed upon good authority that Mr. Lord Derby's opposition to the Irish Church Bill. He believed that but Edward Sex has directed Mr. Hewett to purchase the valuable Advowson for the noble Earl's exertion the Conservatives would have allowed the of Rayleigh Rectory, Southend, with the view of presenting thereto the Bill to pass without opposition.

Rev. G. Č. Dickinson, Senior Curate of St. George's, Hanover-square. A legacy of 4,000f. has just been left to the Pope by a pious person in The present Rector is anxious to dispose of the property in consequence Belgium, with a prayer that the Holy Father will celebrate a Mass for of the sudden death by drowning of his eldest son. the soul of his parents. 15,000f. have also been given by an anonymous Dean Close has addressed the Times on the appointment to Exeter. donor, through the Semaine Religieuse de Cambrai, 5,000f. for the He is indignant that it should ever have been supposed that he was Zouares, and 10,000f. for the Council.

capable of uniting with Dr. Pusey. He dislikes Dr. Temple as much as A handsome pavement of encaustic tiles has been laid in the floor of anybody can do, but (he says), "I cannot see the wisdom or consistency the Ladye Chapel of St. Mary Redcliff Church, at the cost of the Free- of joining with the chief representatives of one class of error in order to masons of the city. It is composed of rough encaustic tiles of varied put down another.” The Dean “sincerely regrets that even for a good combinations, with rich glazes of yellow, green, and black, being partly and common purpose ” any union of High and Low Churchmen should reproductions and partly imitations of ancient examples.

have been effected. A choral wedding took place at St. John's, Clapham, last Tuesday. Two painted windows have recently been placed in the Church of The Vicar's daughter was the bride. The professional services of Miss Butler's Marston, to the memory of the late Rev. George Fuller Thomas, Blanche Reeves, Miss Adelaide Newton, and Mr. R. Temple, were, we for twenty-two years Vicar of the parish. The subjects selected are are told, secured for the occasion. The celebration seems to have passed

“The Good Shepherd” and “The Good Samaritan.” The one light off with great eclat.

window in the Church is an offering from the widow and relatives of the The Daily News says :-“ At Rochester, the Rev. F. O. Mayne, Vicar of late Vicar. The subject is “Our Saviour breaking bread with the two Strood, has refused to permit the Church prayers to be said over the man

disciples at Emmaus.” The Church was restored by Mr. Thomas shortly

before his death. who recently died while in the act of plundering a house into which he had broken, and the deceased was consequently interred without any the Archbishop of York, Mr. Hunt, the editor of a daily Radical paper,

At a Church Conference held at Hull last week, and presided over by religious Service."

A correspondent calls attention in the Lincolnshire Gazette to the said he thought it would be for the advantage of religion if all religious neglected and mean appearance of the tomb in Lincoln Cathedral of the papers were at once exterminated. He thought an exception might Lady Catherine Swinford, the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of perhaps be made in favour of the Guardian and the John Bull. At Lancaster, and direct ancestress of Her Majesty the Queen, who is six- Creed might be omitted as it was given in a less dry form in the Te

the same meeting another speaker said he thought that the Nicene teenth in descent from this lady.

Deum. He would also omit the Athanasian Creed. St. Mary's Church, Huntingdon, was reopened on Tuesday in last week, by the Bishop of Ely, after - Alterations, modifications, and improve in London, states that, from the different Oriental Churches in com

A private letter from a French Missionary Priest in Syria to a friend ments," as the local journal describes it. The same paper also informs munion with the Holy See, four Patriarchs, six Archbishops, and about us that the chancel has been modernised.” We should doubt, however, forty Bishops will proceed very shortly to Rome, in order to be present as to this being an improvement. There was a surpliced choir, but the Service was not choral.

at the Ecumenical Council. These Prelates belong to the Catholic

Armenian, the Greek Catholic (or United Greek), the Maronite, and the Archbishop Manning preached on Sunday at the French Church on Catholic Syrian rites. They are all subjects of Turkey, and the number devotion to the Blessed Virgin. He said that in France and other does not include some dozen or fourteen Bishops of the United Greek Catholic countries that devotion was practised extensively and with good Church, whose Sees are situated on the Austrian dominions, nor those of result in religion, while in England, Germany, and other Protestant the same rite whose unfortunate lot is cast in Russia. countries where devotion to the Blessed Virgin was not cultivated, but was rejected, there had grown up Rationalism and Infidelity.

A correspondent of the Weekly Register thus writes regarding one of

the R. C. organs:-" If the literary power of the criticisms in the Dublin The Master of the Temple will read the Greek Testament each day, Review cannot compass a greater breadth of view than it at present except Saturday and Sunday, during the Law Term, beginning on reaches, it would be far better for the interests of the Church if we had Tuesday, the 2nd of November, in the Lecture-room under the library of no such revie7 at all. We Catholics inay get the credit of being very the Middle Temple, at 8 o'clock a.m. Any graduates, whether laymen wise, if we will only hold our tongues ; but if we come out in the or Clergymen, will be adınitted, if their names are sent to Dr. Vaughan line of literature, and immediately degenerate into the narrowest and beforehand by letter. The subject for this term will be the Epistle to most overweening self-conceit, we shall merely succeed in making the Colossians.

ourselves the laughing-stock of thuse who know what a literary journal Some years ago the Captain of a merchant vessel gave a thank-offering of high mark is, and ought to be.” of £100 to the Church of St. Philip's, Stepney. With this money the A letter has been received by Captain Vivian, M.P., from Mr. Gladthen Incumbent purchased a pair of massive altar candlesticks. Since stone, in answer to a memorial from the Clergy of West Cornwall in that time they have undergone various changes-sometimes being placed reference to the proposed new Bishopric. The Premier writes :-"I will on the altar—at other times carefully hidden away, according to the whims | not fail to bring the subject of it before my colleagues. The new





Bishop, you may rely upon it, will not place any undue obstacle in the sioners reported it as their unanimous opinion that there was sufficient way of the division of the Diocese. But there are other difficulties. prima facie ground for instituting further proceedings. The letters of The funds of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners are all appropriated, I request set out the passages objected to-1. The real objective presence believe, by Parliament. Local contributions might perhaps be deemed of our Blessed Lord in the Eucharist. 2. The sacrifice offered by the necessary as a proof of local desire. And lastly, the mind of the Church, Priest ; and 3, the adoration due to the presence of our Blessed Lord 80 to speak, does not seem to be clearly made up on the question what therein. Mr. Stephens and Dr. Tristram appeared for the promoter of should be the status of new Bishops."

the suit. Mr. Bennett was unrepresented by counsel. Sir R. Phillimore Lord Shaftesbury, in a letter to the Record, in which he declines to be directed the Rev. gentleman to be called, and it was done, but he did not joined with Dr. Pusey in the saine Committee, to avert the appointment such of the articles as did not deal with the matters which had been

Mr. Stephens said he understood the court had an objection to of Dr. Temple to the See of Exeter, says :-“I have received some anonymous letters

, rebuking me for my association, however limited, with before the Commissioners, and which had not been adverted to in the Dr. Pusey. I have said before, and I say again, that I shall ever be citation. After suggesting several verbal amendments (to which Sir R.

Phillimore assented,) the learned gentleman proceeded to argue the willing to join with him in whatever I am conscientiously of opinion can subserve the cause of Christ. The e gentlemen or ladies, as the case may general question. The case is likely to occupy some tiine. be, seem to think that there is no danger to the Church or to religion but StatistICS REGARDING THE ROMAN COUNCIL.- The Patriarch and from Tractarian excesses. I presume to differ from that learned person Bishops of the Maronite Curstians have given notice of their early on many doctrines of vital importance; but I will always maintain that arrival at Rome to be present at the Council. The Correspondance de the able, pious, and sincere author of the Lectures on the Book of Rome publishes an interesting statistic on the composition of the Council, Daniel is entitled to the respect and admiration of every believer in and of the Catholic hierarchy as it now stands. God's Word.”

Patriarchs, Archbishops, and Bishops, resident

766 On Sunday evening, at All Saints', Lambeth, the Vicar, Dr. F. G. Lee,

The same in partibus

228 preaching from the text - Thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou

994 shalt be buried in a good old age,” Genesis xv. 15, referred to the great Joss which the country had sustained by the death of Lord Derby. After of these 12 are Patriarchs, 75 Resident Archbishops of the Latin alluding to the changes which death makes in the humblest circle, he rite, 25 Resident Archbishops of other rites, 35 Archbishops in

147 pointed out how the deceased Peer sprung from a noble race, the allies partibus. and advisers of kings, had efficiently served his country with deep wisdom

Resident Latin Bishops

609 and farsighted judgment. So long,” he reinarked, “as our nation

Bishops resident of other rites

193 produces men like Eldon and Wellington, Bentinck and Derby, the old

Bishops in partibus ... Constitution, sanctified by its intimate alliance with the Christian principle, may remain a blessing to ourselves and the admiration of foreigners."


994 After the sermon the Psalm De profundis was chanted together with the 3 Bishops are aged 95, Mgr. Bombini, of Cassano, Mgr. Goyeneche, of Dies Iræ.- Pall Mall Gazette.

Lucia, and Mgr. Cavi, of Leghorn; 2 are aged 90; 20, from 80 to 85 ;

46, from 75 to 80; 79, from 70 to 75 ; 164, froin 60 to 65; 133, from 55 On Tuesday evening, Mr. Charles Mackeson, editor of the “Guide to to 60 ; 150, from 50 to 55 ; 82, from 45 to 50 ; 43, from 40 to 45; 24, the Churches of London," &c., lectured on Church Music at

from 38 to 40; 13, from 35 to 38; 7, from 30 to 35. These seven junior Wingham, near Canterbury, the illustrations being creditably sung Bishops are-1, Mgr. Mellur, Bishop of Akrachald ; 2, Melchisidekian, by the village choir, which, under the care of the respected Bishop of Erzeroun, Armenia ; 3, Ordonez, B shop of Riobamba ; 4, De Vicar, the Rev. W. Clarke, did justice to specimens of almost Lacerda, Bishop of St. Sebastian; 5, Ximenes, Bishop of Cerruel ; 6, every school of Church Music. A vote of thanks to Mr. Mackeson Maranza, Bishop of Tino and Micon; 7, Granada, Bishop of Troas. Of was proposed by Bishop Jenner, who said that the lecture had 123 Bishops resident and 105 Bishops in partibus, the ages are furnished a direct negative to the assertion of the proverb that “two

unknown. of a trade never agreed,” for he most cordially approved of the views expressed by Mr. Mackeson on this most important subject. He (the

CHRIST CHURCH, EALING.–At Christ Church, Ealing. a Thanksgiving Bishop) had been preaching, teaching, he might almost say, screeching, Service for the ingathering of the harvest was held on Wednesday, with throughout that Diocese for many years to induce the people to estimate

a special Evensong. The choir entered the Church singing a procesChurch Music at its proper value, and he should rejoice if this lecture sional hymn. The Church, although not profusely, was neatly and served to clench the nail he had so long been endeavouring to drive in.

tastefully decorated with flowers and grain, and wore an appearance We learn that a solemn High Mass was celebrated in the Armenian appropriate to the occasion. On either side of the great east window Catholic Church at Pera by Monseigneur Hassoun, on the 17th of this end of the World,” and ac oss the whole length of the cill were placed

were the words “The Angels are the Reapers," and "The Harvest is the month, the Armenian Patriarch, and Monseigneur Plyn, delegate of large bouquets of beautiful flowers. In the centre of the window was a the Holy See. Twenty-four mitred Prelates of the Armenian Catholic and other Oriental Churches in communion with Rome, who are no:v

cross about three feet long upon which were hung black grapes and

corn; while just below, and in front of the reredos, on a red ground, assembled here in Synod and will proceed to the Ecumenical Council.

were other and more delicate bouquets of flowers. In front of the altar, took part in the Service. All appeared in gorgeous vestments. A und lying on the top altar step, were three small sheaves of wheat and throne was erected for the Empress, and smaller thrones for the Patriarch oats. The open woodwork of the chancel stalls was also decorated with and the Papal Delegate, also tribunes for the niece of the Empress, the ferns, dahlias, and other flowers peculiar to this season, while from the Duchess of Alba, the ladies in attendance, and the Ottoman dignitaries. chancel pillars on either side hung large festoons of creepers just showThe Church was most beutifully decorated, and crowded with spectators. ing their autumnal vints. The effect of these was very pretty: The and the whole scene presented a splended ecclesiastical pageant. At the front of the pulpit was decorated with a variety of the choicest flowers, conclusion of the Service the Empress Eugenie descended from the and here and there were placed clusters of red berries and green leaves to throne, and, prostrating herself at the foot of the altar, received the give the appearance of ripe holly. In the centre panel was placed a Patriarch’s benediction. The Empress has presented to this Church a

cross made of flowers, variegated leaves, and white berries, all of which tapestry copy of Raphael's “ Transfigurations,” manufactured expressly were artistically woven together. The font was highly decorated. Susat the Gobelins, and valued at £10,000.

pended over the top was a cross of flowers, very prettily worked with the The rebuilding of Croydon Church, so far as it was destroyed about petals of the geraniums, while around the stonework was a scroll, upon three years since, is nearly finished. The seating of the Church is all which were the words “Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness." oak. A window in the south aisle of the chancel is memorial in cha- Small bunches of corn were also worked into the scroll. Immediately racter, given by Mr. Blake, and there is another given by Mr. Robinson, after the Service the new clock, which has been fixed in the tower of both being by Messrs. Lavers, Barraud, and Westlake. The western the Church, was set in motion. window is the gift of Mr. R. A. Heath, and it is executed by French artists. The gas fittings are of brass of a costly character. The pulpit

THE EARL OF DERBY. will be of oak on a stone base, but it is not yet erected. The reredos is of alabaster, and in three divisions, the subject on the first being the almost total insensibility, the Earl of Derby expired at about seven

After several weeks of extreme exhaustion, and more than a week of Nativity, the Crucifixion in the centre, and on the other division is the o'clock on Saturday morning. Edward Geoffrey Stanley was born the Ascension. The font is of alabaster, of octagonal shape, having on the 29th of March, 1799, at Knowsley Park, in Lancashire. His father, four cardinal faces carvings representing the Baptism of Our Lord, the Blessing of Little Children, the Baptism of the Gaoler, and of the Edward, Earl Derby, was the 13th of the family who bore the title. Centurion. The other faces are filled in with shields and monograms. Hornby. Educated at Eton, and at Christ Church, Oxford, he highly

His mother was Charlotte Margaret, daughter of the Rev. Geoffrey This font has been subscribed for by ladies.

distinguished himself at both places of learning. In 1819, he obtained THE PROSECUTION OF THE REv. W. J. E. BENNETT.This case was the Chancellor's Prize for Latin Verse, and in 1821, at the earliest proceeded with in the Court of Arches yesterday. The promoter of the moment after attaining the legal age, he entered the House of Commons suit is Mr. T. B. Sheppard, and the defendant is the Rev. W. J. E. as member for the borough of Stockbridge. In accordance with the Bennett. The first proceedings taken in the matter were by the Bishop hereditary politics of his family, he took his seat on the Opposition of London, who issued a Commission to inquire whether Mr. Bennett bench. His maiden speech, delivered on a purely local topic, elicited a had published heretical doctrines in the London Diocese. The Commis- warm eulogium from Sir James Mackintosh. His second speech was on

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