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DRAFT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE IRISH CHURCH. more “Protestant" body of the delegates, and have attended some of The Evering Vail publishes the following summary of the scheme,
their assemblies. A protest," to which they are procuring signatures,
appeared in the columns of the Dublin Evening Mail, on Saturday. It but fall details have just been put forth by authority in a pamphlet pub.
demands time for the fuller consideration of the draft :-“We, the lished by Messrs. Hodges, Foster, and Co.
undersigned delegates to the General Convention of the Irish Church, "The Committee who prepared it consisted of the twelve Bishops and desire to enter our solemn protest against the shortness of the time of two Clergymen and two laymen representing each Diocese. A number allowed us for the consideration of the draft of the Con-titution of the of gentlemen versed in the law, and others possessing special knowledge, Irish Church, before we are officially summoned to decide upon the same were invited to assist; and the labours of one of these will be apparent in General Convention. We think it of vital importance that full ime on a glance at the appendix on Commutation, by Professor Galbraith. should be allowed, not only to us, but also to our constituents, to consider The first of the Standing Orders really provides for three chambers in all the details of the proposed Constitution, and to express their sentithe General Convention, though nominally proposing that Bishops, ments on the matter for our information.” Clergy, and laity shall sit and debate together the further stipulation being added, that any Order may retire, for the consideration of any matter, on a majority of such Order requiring it. As a chairman is CONSECRATION OF A SUFFRAGAN BISHOP OF NOTTINGHAM: immediately to be chosen from among the seceders, a new and conflicting The Feast of the Purification, 1870, will be a memorable day in the chamber would immediately be constituted. The third standing order annals of the Church, for, as the preacher happily expressed it, the zeal suggests that the Bishops shall in all cases vote separately, and the other and energy of one man had broken through the trammels of custom, orders only when a separate vote is demanded by three Clerics or three and restored an order of Bishops which existed in England long before laymen. The quorum proposed is two Bishops and twenty Clerical and the Reformation. Notwithstanding the unfavourable weather, there was forty lay representatives. Thus, apparently, two Bishops, by exercising a large attendance of the leading Clergy and Laity, to testify their satis. their separate vote, might nullify the proceedings of the entire Conven- | faction at the nomination of one so deservedly beloved as the Arch. tion. It is provided, in a subsequent section, that po question shall be deacon of Nottingham. Though all, of course, regretted the reason, it decided except by a majority of these two. The order observed in Par was felt to be a happy circumstance in itself that it should fall to the liament is substantially followed as to debating and deciding on any lot of the Bishop of London, acting for the Primate, to consecrate his "resolution.” In the preainble and declaration the Church of Ireland old friend, Henry Mackenzie. The Church of St. Mary was tastefully re-affirms its constant witness against all those innovations in doctrine decorated with evergreens and white lillies, there being likewise approand worship whereby the primitive faith hath been defaced or overlaid priate mottoes on the walls and bannerets. The effect of the entry of from time to time, and which at the Reformation it did disown and the procession was somewhat spoilt by the wet weather, but as the hyma, reject." The Thirty-nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer, are “Onward, Christian Soldiers," was sung, the effect was very grand. The received as standards of the Irish Church. The report proceeds to lay | noble chancel, completely filled with Clergy and Choristers in surplices, down a Constitution for a future governing General Synod of the Church looked very grand." The Bishop of London celebrated the Holy Comof Ireland, which it is proposed shall consist of three orders and two munion, the Epistle being read by the Bishop of Lincoln, and the houses-a House of Bishops and a House of Representatives. The Gospel by the Bishop of Lichfield. The Sermon was preached by Prenumber proposed for the House of Representatives is 100 representatives | bendary Morse. from the Clergy and 150 from the laity, and the distribution of these over The Bishop-Nominate was presented by the Bishops of Lincoln and the Dioceses gives a certain advantage to Armagh, Down, and Dublin. Hereford, and the Service was proceeded with according to the WestThe Clerical and lay representatives are to be elected for three years. At minster Use. The Litany was very well chanted, but the Vicar mistook the meetings of the General Synod the quorum of Bishops is increased the prayer he was to say at the end, an excusable mistake, which the from two to three, and the quorum of laymen is diminished from forty Bishop of London at once rectified. The laying on of hands was joined to thirty, with whom twenty Clergymen must be present to constitute in by the Bishops of London, Lincoln, Lichfield, Hereford, St. Andrew's, a full meeting. Five Bishops are declared to be necessary to constitute and Wellington (New Zealand), the Archbishop of Syra with his a House of Bishops, acting separately, and twenty Clerical and thirty attendants, and the Rev. G. Williams, being within the altar rails. lay representatives to make a House of Representatives. In the General There was a luncheon at three o'clock in the large Mechanics' Hall, Synod as in the Convention, the Bishops are to vote separately, if they under the Presidency of the Bishop of Lincoln, supported by the Bishops desire to vote. Provision is also made for separate debating on any | who had assisted in the consecration, the Archbishop of Syra, and the matter. The General Synod is to have no judicial function, but to leading Clergy, County Magistrates, and Church wardens, who had taken legislate and adminster only. Its fixed meetings are to be held every part in the procession to Church. There were also a number of ladies third year. A majority of the House of Bishops, possibly consisting of present. three Prelates, are to have power to veto, and consequently to suspend The health of the Greek Archbishop was proposed by the Chairman, for three years, any measure, even though adopted by the other orders. who also presented him with an address in classical Greek, purporting to We pass over the chapters on Diocesan Synods and parochial organisation | come from the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and other members of the for the present, merely observing that there is a provision for a select " Anglican Catholic Church," in attendance at the ceremony; to which vestry, of the Incumbent, his Curates, and not more than ten communi. the Greek Archbishop made a suitable supply in Greek. He said :cants, elected to manage the parochial and Church funds. The body of Being deeply moved by your friendship and pastoral address, I cannot find trustees of Church property—the representative body, as it is called in words to express the sentiments which at this moment fill my heart with the draft-or Church body, as it is called in the Act of Parliament-is lively emotion at the declaration thus publicly mide of affection to myself proposed to be formed of all the Archbishops and Bishops, and one and the Orthodox Eastern Church. I bless the most holy name of the Clerical and one lay member for each Diocese ; and of other co-opted Lord that the presence of my humility in the midst of you has quickened members, not more in number than the Dioceses; the elected and co-opted that love to Christ, which the Epistle of the most Ecumenic Patriarch members to retire by rotation of thi:ds, at every triennial sitting of the Gregory to his Grace 'he Archbishop of Canterbury sets forth. I ferGeneral Synod. The Representative Body is to apply for a Charter of vently pray to the Lord that, daily being established and advancing in Incorporation. There are elaborate regulations as to patronage. A this love, we may be foremost in this unanimity, through the vacancy among the Beneficed Clergy, it is suggested in the draft, shall be grace of God creating and revealing it in us, and I pray that filled by the Diocesan, from among three names submitted to him by a we may be foremost to give the watchword of unanimity, so board of nominators, chosen partly by the General Synod from among much to be desired, and may join together the seamless coat of Christ its members, and partly by parochial elections, and should two-thirds our Saviour, which has been rent so much ; that the coat which, after of the board object to the Bishop's choice, they may appeal to the having been torn in various ways by Arians, Macedonians, Nestorians, College of Bishops. For a vacancy in the Episcopacy only Clerical votes Eutychians, Diascorians, and the rest of the band of heretics of evil are to be given, the laity having no initiative; but the names of the three name, is now rent more and more, on the one hand, through their evil Clergymen chosen are to be submitted for approval to the lay members examples by the arrogance of the Latin Church, which i upiously and of the Diocesan Synod, who may approve or reject them, or any of them. licentiously aspires to supremacy, distracts the peace of all the Church, In the latter case, the Clergy must select three other names, to be pre and tears asunder the bond of union in Christ, and on the other hand, sented to the College of Bishops. The Clergy, however, cannot present by that spirit of ill-conceived liberty according to which the bonds of the a rejected name for the third time. The patronage lapses to the College | ancient Church are severed ruthlessly, and the ancient landmarks which of Bishops in case of default of nomination. For the vacancy in the l our fathers set are removed. Primacy there is a special provision.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. The correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette writes :
We quote the following sensible remarks on the need and propriety of An agitation is rising among the lay delegates to the Irish Church united action by ourselves and our Roman brethren in defence of Christian Convention, caused by the publication of a draft Constitution for the teaching in our schools, from the Westminster Gazette :Church, which a large party among them consider gives much too great "If at the time that political power throughout Europe is, by the force power to the Episcopacy. These dissentients are holding private meetings, of circumstances, being transferred to the masses, they are at the same and confederating together to prepare for a struggle in the Convention moment emancipated, as the desire is, in too many quarters, from the against the Bishops and their supporters. A section of the Clergy, by control of religion by the substitution of secular in the place of religious no means small in number, have already shown their sympathy with the education, who does not readily apprehend how soon the Christian
character of the country will be sacrificed? It is, therefore, now more most, the introduction of a conscience clause into the trust-deeds of than ever important that the Church which knew how to cope success-Church schools. He suggested that they should begin by affirming this fully with Pagan civilization should by those appliances, religious, intel principle, that there would be nothing deserving the name of education lectual, and social, at her command, resist the relapse of society into a which was not based on the foundation of Christianity, and then proceed state not far removed from intellectual paganism. To operate successfully to discuss the proposal of Prebendary Maddison. upon society the Church must take a public share in every movement A resolution to this effect was accordingly put and carried that tends to elerate the moral and intellectual character of the people. unanimously. Ancient prejudice in these kingdoms against Catholicity is dying out, The Rev. Prebendary Miles then proceeded to press the absolute necesCatholics are thus enabled to join in good fellowship with all who are sity of full Church teaching in the schools. He had a Mission lately in desirous for the maintenance of the Christian character of the country, his parisb which had brought him into direct personal communication and for the moral and social regeneration of the people. Such institutes with many Dissenters, and had revealed to him a total absence of religious as the one which the Catholics of Edinburgh have just opened are well- teaching among inodern Dissenters, such as he had not been prepared to adapted to the present circumstances of our country. The presence of so find. Among Wesleyans, even in their Sunday-schools, the Lord's many Protestants on this occasion exhibits the growth of good feeling and Prayer was very rarely used or taught, the Ten Commandinents scarcely generosity on the part of the Protestant community towards their Catholic ever, and the principles and teaching of John Wesley utterly forgotten fellow-citizens. In the name of the Catholics of Scotland we tender to these and ignored, while among the Ranters or Primitives, Antinomianism was worthy representatives of the spirit of Christian charity and of true pro- openly avowed, and hardly any knew the Lord's Prayer. He could not gress an expression of unfeigned gratitude. The co-operation of Catholics see that the basis of the National Society was too narrow, inasmuch as, and Protestants in works wuich have a common end in view, is one of in fact, it only insisted on teaching the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, and the the most satisfactory signs of the times. For this co-operation, it must Ten Commandments, and he did not see how you could have any Chrisbe remembered, is based not on the slightest sacrifice on either side of tian teaching with less than this. principle, but by a united action in such matters, in which an identity of The discussion was continued by the Revs. R. C. Billing and M. principles exists. The only sacrifice which is made is the sacrifice of those Garfit, in favour of, and the Revs. 1. F. Reynolds and G. Nash, against unhappy prejudices, the result of ignorance of what Catholicity really the resolution. is; and this sacrifice is deserving of praise and will bring its own reward. Several amendments were suggested, but the only one put was one We are certain, on the other hand, that the Catholics of Scotland will proposed by the Bishop of Nottingham to the effect that the meeting, lose no opportunity on their part of conciliating the goodwill of their while feeling much more sympathy with the principles of the “Union" fellow citizens; strictness in the observance of principle and a concili- than with those of the League, yet declined to pledge itself to a Society atory spirit, faith and charity, ever go hand in hand. Catholic writers of a political nature, and which might not be of a permanent character. and speakers ought never to forget that prejudices are removed and men The inexorable logic of railway trains was already producing a perare won to goodwill more by an exhibition of Christian courtesy and by ceptible effect on the members of the meeting, and a division being taken scrupulous fairness in argument than by smartness in controversial on the Bishop of Nottinghain's motion, it was lost by a majority of two, writings, or by the most elaborate refutations of error in which these the numbers being twenty-six to twenty-four. The original resolution Christian qualities are wanting. For our part, we are not aware of was then put and carried, and the Bishop having given the benediction, having ever given expression to a single thought which either in tone or the meeting broke up. character was calculated to wound the just susceptibilities or alienate the goodwill of those still unhappily separated from the Faith. We trust that the example so nobly set in Edinburgh may be followed throughout these
Correspondence. countries, and that Catholics and Protestants, whenever they can co-operate without sacrifice of principle, may be found united in the
(The Editor is not responsible for the opinions of his Correspondents.) great work of the moral and social regeneration of our common country. We may be excused, we trust, for taking this opportunity of pointing
PROPOSED CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. out that one special work at this crisis is open to the joint action of
SIR.-I am heartily glad that the establishment of an Association of Catholics and Protestants. The work we mean is the preservation of the
Conservative Churchmen is mooted in your columns, and I hope the religious character of our national system of education. Let Protestants
subject will be practically entered upon without delay, so that the great who regard religious education as essential to the well-being of the
body of Churchmen who shrink from joining the E.C.U. may no longer nation, co-operate in the country and in Parliament with Catholics for the attainment of this common object in the same spirit of cordial
be unrepresented by a Society.
If I might venture to throw out a hint, it would be this—That as the co-operation exhibited at Edinburgh, and we have but little doubt that
Cathedral cities are, more or less, centres of Church work, in each of such united action will defeat the attempt to impose a system of godless
them there should be a central organization acting in union with the education upon the country.”
various Diocesan organizations. As an additional plea for these centres,
there is the sad fact that in nearly all the Episcopal cities Radicalism CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AT LINCOLN
and Dissent are rampant. Such, unhappily, is the case in Peterborough
| --a place in which Conservatives, whether Churchmen or Nonconformists, A special meeting of the Lincolnshire and Nottingham Coinmittee of
have no association whatever. Yours truly, the Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education was held on the 4th inst. in
W. EDWARDS. the Cathedral Library, Lincoln, to consider the following resolution to
South-place, Peterborough, 7th February. be proposed by the Rev. Prebendary Maddison, Vicar of Grantham :
"That this Committee accepts the general principles of the National Education Union, without pledging itself to all the details of their pro
| SIR, -Allow me to call attention to the statement in the Daily The chair was taken by the Bishop at twelve o'clock, and the meeting Telegraph of Feb. 3rd, that the Rev. C. Kegan Paul, Vicar of Sturminster opened with prayer,
| Marshall, Dorset, preached one of the Sermons at the Anniversary Service The Rev. Prebendary Maddison introduced his resolution in a long and in Freemason's Hall, last June, of 'the Unitarian Society called “The able speech, in which he strongly asserted the absolute necessity of Free Christian Uaion." I hope the Bishop of Salisbury may be induced uniting forces with the Union,” and accepting the principle of a con- to take notice of the statement. science clause as the only means whereby we should be enabled to resist
S. successfully the attempts of the “Education League” to introduce al P.S.-James Martineau, William Miall, and Athanase Coquerel took purely secular education.
part in the Service. The Rev. Robert Giles (Horncastle) seconded the resolution.
The Bishop (Suffragan) of Nottingham thought, before deciding on anything, we ought to know if possiblo what course the National Society
THE EUPHRATES OF THE APOCALYPSE. proposed to take in the matter, and he would, therefore, ask the Bishop SiR ---Is there any exposition of Rev. xvi., 12, which suggests that if he could give them any information on that point.
the Euphrates may be the Tiber? The mystical Babylon in the next The Bishop said that the question was a most pertinent one, and he chapter is, almost universally allowed to be Rome, why not the was able to give an answer to it, at least to a certain extent. They Euphrates to be the river which runs through the great city of the were not, however, confined to one organisation--nay, they wore already West ? If, under the 6th Vial, the drying up of the mystical Euphrates, in union with several. First, the Universal Church of Christ throughout that the way of the kings from (not of the East may be prepared, is the world; then, that branch of the Church existing in England; after to happen-is there nothing like this which, lately has been, and now that, the National Society, so long the faithful and efficient organisation is, taking place? Is there not something significant in the way ” of of the National Church for educational purposes, and there might yet be the Bishops of the Eastern Church being so laid open, that there may others of which they might avail themselves. At a meeting of the Com- be communion with reformed Romanists, Protestants, and themselves ? mittee of the National Society on the 2nd inst. (an auspicious day for the In verses 14, 16, what, if that Battle to be fought at the place, called Church) it had been unanimously resolved, that the Society were prepared to in Hebrew, “ Armageddon”-it is a war, Toluos, not paxn) should, Co-operate, as far as in their power, with the Government, on the foundation after all, be a great conflict of words, or a war of religious opinions, of the principles on which the Society was based ; and he might add, that (lasting, perhaps, for some time) but ending in total defeat-is there he was informed that the Society were prepared to resist, to the utter- I nothing of the kind just now going on ?
OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.
A Paris paper states that the trial of the Prince Pierre Bonaparte will
take place at Bourges, which is 124 miles from the scene of the homicide. MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, We have it in command from Her Majesty again to invite you to
The new election for the Aberdeen Rectorship has been fixed for the resume your arduous duties, and to express the regret i duties, and to express the regret of Her Majesty
| 12th inst. No other candidate has yet been named to oppose Mr. Grant 0 major y D.
ti. that recent indisposition has prevented her from meeting you in person, as had been her intention, at a period of remarkable public interest. Mr. John Ruskin, M.A. the new Slade Professor of Fine Art in the
The friendly sentiments which are entertained in all quarters towards University of Oxford, delivered his inaugural lecture yesterday in the this country, and which Her Majesty cordially reciprocates, the growing large lecture room at the University Museum. The new Professor will disposition to resort to the good offices of allies in cases of international deliver a course of six lectures this term, commencing on difference, and the conciliatory spirit in which several such cases have be continued on each Tuesday following, at two o'clock. recently been treated and determined, encourage Her Majesty's confidence
The Rev. William Du Heaume, Rector of Trinity, Jersey, appeared on in the continued maintenance of the general tranquillity.
remand before the stipendiary magistrate of St. Helier's,, on Monday Papers will be laid before you with reference to recent occurrences in
week, charged with falsifying a resolution of a parish meeting over New Zealand.
which he had presided. The case was dismissed, and one of the witnesses GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS,
was arrested by order of the magistrate on a charge of perjury. The estimates for the services of the approaching financial year are in
At a public meeting of tenant farmers, traders, Clergy, and others, & forward state of preparation. Framed with a view in the first place to the effective maintenance of the public establishments, they will
| held in Newtonards, county Down, on Saturday, it was resolved to hold ,
a tenant-right demonstration as soon as the Government Land Bill be impose a diminished charge upon the subjects of Her Majesty.
presented to Parliament. The condition of the revenue has answered to the expectations which
A great tenant-right demonstration takes
place on Fair Hill, Cookstown, county Tyrone, on Tuesday. were formed during the past session. Her Majesty trusts that you will be disposed to carry to its completion
Queen Isabella, according to the Gaulois, has opened negotiations the inquiry which you last year instituted into the mode of conducting with the members of the actual Government with a view to their acceptparliamentary and municipal elections, and thus to prepare the materials
ing the candidature for the throne of the Prince Alphonse. If they will of useful and early legislation.
have the young Prince for King, the Queen promises that she will abdiMY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,
cate, and that her son shall accept the Constitution voted by the
Cortes. It will be proposed to you to amend the laws respecting the occupation and acquisition of land in Ireland, in a manner adapted to the
The Civilta Cattolica praises Count Daru, the French Minister of peculiar circumstances of that country, and calculated, as Her Majesty
Foreign Affairs, for having openly declared in the Senate that the French believes, to bring about improved relations between the several classes Government respected the liberty of the Church, and it speaks in high concerned in Irish agriculture, which collectively constitute the great | terms of France as being alınost the only country in Europe that has bulk of the people. These provisions, when matured by your impar. remained faithful to its concordat with Rome during the last seventy tiality and wisdom, as Her Majesty trusts, will tend to inspire among
years. “France," says the Cirilta Cattolica, "may rely that the Council persons with whom such sentiments may still be wanting, that steady will take this loyalty on her part into account.” confidence in the law, and that desire to render assistance in its effective Governor Eyre's assailants are, it seems, again engaged in an effort to administration, which mark her subjects in general; and thus will aid in injure him, for we read that the case of Phillips v. Eyre is now under consolidating the fabric of the empire.
consideration by the Court of Exchequer Chamber. The plaintiff, a We are directed by Her Majesty to state, that many other subjects of native of Jamaica, brought an action for assault against the defendant, public importance appear to demand your care; and among these Mr. E. J. Eyre, who held the Governorship of the Colony during the especially to inform you that a bill has been prepared for the enlargement, outbreak of October, 1865. The Court of Queen's Bench decided in on a comprehensive scale, of the means of national education.
favour of Mr. Eyre, on the ground that he had been indemnified by the In sulfilment of an engagement to the government of the United Colonial Legislature, and also by an Act of the Imperial Parliament. States, a bill will be proposed to you for the purpose of defining the The Judges of the Common Pleas and Exchequer are now called upon status of subjects or citizens of foreign countries, who may desire
to review this decision. naturalization, and of aiding them in the attainment of that object.
Mr. E. B. Denison writes to the Times : -"Speaking as a lawyer, I You will further be invited to consider bills prepared in compliance
should like to know how the other Commissioners get over the recorded with the report of the commission on courts of judicature, for the im
objection of the late Lord Chancellor of Ireland, that by the express provement of the constitution and procedure of the superior tribunals
words of the Commission they were only “ to inquire into and consider of both original and appellate jurisdiction. The question of religious tests in the universities and colleges of
the Lessons after (not before they have completed and reported on the Oxford and Cambridge has been under discussion for many years. Her
matters referred to in the former part of this Commission,” viz., "the
Rubrics, Orders, and directions in the Book of Common Prayer," which Majesty recommends such a legislative settlement of this question as may
they are well known to have begun upon, but certainly not completed contribute to extend the usefulness of these great institutions, and to heighten the respect with which they are justly regarded.
--much less reported on; and the alterations of which will make a Bills have been prepared for extending the incidence of rating, and practically new Prayer Book, to be submitted to Parliament and Con. for placing the collection of the large sums locally raised for various
vocation." purposes on a simple apd uniform footing. Her Majesty has likewise to recommend that you should undertake the
We are requested by Archdeacon Denison to correct the statement of mendinent of the laws which regulate the grant of licences for the sale the Church Reriew that the meeting of the S.P.G. was fixed for Tuesday. of fermented and spirituous liquors.
the 8th. It will be held on Friday, the 18th. Measures will also be brought under your consideration for facilitating the transfer of land, for regulating the succession to real property in cases of intestacy, for amending the laws as to the disabilities of members Jan 11, at Ottawa, Canada West, the Lady Katharine Eustace Robertson, of a son
Jan, 25, at Woittington Rectory, the wife of the Rov. W. Walsham How, of a yon. of trade combinations, and for both consolidating and improving the body
Jan. Si, at Blaekheath, the wife of Lieut.-Colonel Robert Biddulph, Royal of statutes which relate to merchant shipping.
Artillery, of a daughter. While commending to you these weighty matters of legislation, Her
Feb. 3, at the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, Sir Louis Henry Dugald Campbell, Majesty commands us to add, that the recent extension of agrarian crime
of Auchirbrech, N.B., tu Mary Ellen, only daughter of H. G. Austin, of The Grange, in several parts of Ireland, with its train of accompanying evils, has filled
Canterbury. Her Majesty with painful concern.
Feb. 3, at Trinity Church, St. Marylebone, the Rev. John Edwards, of Cwn, Flintshire, son of the Rev. Thos. Edwards, of Llanwyddelen Rectory, to Emma Julia,
daughter of the late Chas, Heator-Ellis, Esq., of 81, Harley-street, and Wyddial mand for the prevention of outrage, and a partial improvement may be
Hall, Herts. observed. But although the number of offences, within this class of
DEATHS. crime. bas been by no means 80 great as at some foriner periods, the | Jan. 27, at Kingsland, Frederick William Oldfeld, youngest son of the late Geo indisposition to give evidence in aid of the administration of justice has
Oldfield, Esq., of Kiugsland, forinerly of Hertford.
Jan. 28, at Lo cie-Elphinstone, Aberdeenshire, suddenly, in the 88th year of her been alike remarkable and injurious.
age, Grane, widow or the late Sir Robert Dalrymple Horn Elphinstone, Bart. For the removal of such evils Her Majesty places her main reliance Jan. 30, at 25, Lowndes-street, Countess Antoinette Bentinck, only daughter of on the permanent operation of wise and necessary changes in the law. the late Count Johu and the Lady Jemima Beutinck, aged 84.
Jan. 27, at Tudor Villa, Reading, the Rev. Robert Fowler Holt, aged 78. Yet she will not hesitate to recommend to you the adoption of special
Fob. 1. the Rev. James Badger, Vicar of Mayland, Essex, in his 72nd year. provisions, should such a policy appear, during the course of the session. Feb. 1, at Buckerell, the Rev. E. E. Coleridge, Vicar of Buckerell. to be required by the paramount interest of peace and order.
Feb. 2. at Honington, Suffolk, the Rev. George Cæsar Iawkins, Rector of the parish, eldest surviving son of the late Sir John Cæsar Hawkins, Bart. in his börd
year. pour labours may be coustantly attended by the blessing of Almighty Feb. $, at the Deanery, Rochester, the Very Rev. Robert Stevens, Dean of God
Rocbester and Vicar of West Farleigh, Kent, aged 92.
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a voluntary association of individuals, each surrendering such TORY IS M.
portion of his natural independence as he may think fit, in
exchange for such advantages of civil protection as he may THE CHURCH HERALD may, we believe, boast of being the desire. According to the Radical theory this surrender of only professed Tory newspaper published in London—the only natural rights must be supposed to be absolutely free, and the remaining representative in the press of those sacred and time- advantages gained by the protection afforded to each man to honoured principles in Church and State on which were be such as at least ought to be satisfactory to him. Otheroriginally founded the Constitution of this country, and the wise there must evidently be a Divine right somewhere to union in it of the temporal and spiritual powers, and which overrule him, which is precisely what the democrat will not have been held up to a comparatively late period by all the admit. How far this result is attained in practice we may great English Divines and politicians. If our excellent con- | perhaps enquire on another occasion. At present it is suffi. temporary and ally the John Bull claims to be an exception cient to remark that from the only possible method of workto this statement, the point shall be yielded, though we appre-ing the principle, it results that both the surrender of freedom hend it will be quite content to be classed among Conservatives. required from each man, and the advantages which he shall
To us mere Conservatism is not altogether intelligible, and acquire in return, are dictated to him either by an absolute so far as we understand it, not altogether satisfactory. It majority of his fellow citizens, or by such a fraction of them seems to be rather a drag on the chariot wheels of democracy as may have the power to make him subject to their notions or than a motive power capable of meeting and throwing back interests. its attacks. It sadly wants a firmer and more clearly defined | Radicalism in politics, therefore, denies that God has intellectual groundwork, and expresses rather an instinctive appointed any definite ordinance for the government of men desire to retain as much as possible of our remaining institu- in temporal matters. In like manner religious Radicalism tions than an intelligent conviction of the truth of the prin- denies that there are any Divinely appointed ordinances for ciples on which they are based. Hence, while entirely respect the government of the Church, and explains itself accurately able, mere Conservatism does not present a very imposing front, by the word “ Voluntaryism." The ground upon which for it is apparently open to the criticism of being a persistent Toryism meets and opposes these errors in civil and religious sticking in the mud because we happen to be in it already. politics is this. To our Lord has been given by the Father And hence, perhaps, the unpolite description so often heard all power in heaven and earth. He is the sole appointed of Conservative opinions as being those of the stupid classes. Ruler of men, and all men are, or should be, subject to His At any rate, if, as is asserted, extensive ravages have been rule. He is King and Priest. He rules as King in the State made by recent legislation in the integrity of the Constitution, and as Priest in the Church : not in either as the exponent of it must be necessary to make some attempts at repairing the the popular will. To do so would be to abdicate His authobreaches as well as maintaining the existing defences. And rity. He rules as King through Kings, and thereby manifests that mere Conservatism cannot do. .
His office as King of Kings; and as Priest through Priests, We prefer, therefore, to call ourselves Tories. We most thereby showing that He is the Great High Priest. To reject firmly believe that the principles of Radicalism and Democracy, those whom He has placed in these offices is to reject Him. whether advocated by High Churchmen, Low Churchmen, or To supersede them by inventing systems of government of our No Church-men are utterly untrue, both religiously and own is to rebel against him-it is to say, “We will not have politically. While compelled to admit that these evil doctrives THIS MAN to reign over us. Let any one who believes that our are terribly in the ascendant and threaten destruction to the Lord is really supreme King and Priest, and that all rule on body politic as well as the greatest mischief to the Church in earth is given to Him, ask himself this question : If this this land, many considerations prevent us from believing that authority is not exercised through Kings in the State and the cause of truth in politics is quite hopeless. And it is clear through Priests in the Church, can it be truly said to be that if anything can stem the present torrent of evil it must exercised at all? Does the balance of interests which results be the re-assertion and maintenance of the fundamental prin- in the ascendancy of one party in a Republic really represent ciples of rule in the Church and in the State. The evil lies the rule of the King of Kings? Does the chosen ear-tickler in men's ignorance now-a-days of God's ways of rule. The of the Conventicle, dependent upon his hearers for his bread, remedy must lie in correcting this ignorance. To aid, how- really exercise the office of the Great High Priest ? ever humbly, in this good work was one of the foremost pur- Our friends of the E.C.U., indeed, are zealous in mainposes for which the CHURCH HERALD was established. By taining the exercise of our Lord's authority through appointed Toryism we understand that assemblage of coherent principles Ministers in the Church, but deny it as regards the State. which affirm that all true rule is from without and not from True, they only profess to leave this last an open question, within, from above and not from beneath, from God and not but practically this comes to the same thing, for since they from manthrough men, it is true, but through them as must not admit the principle they can act only in opposition standing in the places to which God has appointed them, to it. This is the ground of our dissent from High Church and doing in their places the work proper to their office-not | Radicalism. It involves an inconsistent position, and is thereas ultimately from them. Toryism is therefore the direct fore unsound at base and cannot be enduring. Facts will in antagonist of democracy, which affirms that God has appointed the long run compel men to be consistent, whether they like no ordinance of temporal rule whatever, that the State is it or no, and grievous sometimes is the trouble or loss they