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his usual fire, although some of his suggestions he must have felt a pang as he thought of the bitter seemed hardly up to the mark of tho national distress the Bull has brought to Lord Halifax, passionate indignation.

and all those deluded but excellent persons who walk The 'arrest of Tynan, the Irish con in a vain show, and spend their lives trying to conNo. 1. spirator, who boasts that he was No. 1 vince themselves and every one else that the Reforma

in the gang that assassinated Mr. Burke tion in England was not intended to make a breach and Lord Frederick Cavendish, created a momentary with Rome. The Pope, being an honest, brave man, sensation which soon passed. Tynan and some who thoroughly understands his own position, has put confederates appear to have come to Europe from his foot down upon all that nonsense with an

the United absolutely inexorable decision. No one can read the States for the Bull in which he traced with calm but inflexible logic purpose

of the successive steps which severed the Anglican directing from Church from the Roman communion without admirasecure head tion. If the Church Association still exists, and quarters at Ant

is keenly alive to its own interests, it should reprint werp

this Bull on Anglican Orders and circulate it broadCampaign of cast in every parish where the clergyman manifests Dynamite for leanings towards Rome. It would, of course, be a the liberation of very great thing and much to be desired, if Romans, Ireland. Tynan Anglicans, and Greeks would agree to form one fold

all his and reconstitute the unity of Christendom. But party were regu there is no sense in pretending that things are what larly shadowed they are not, and it is the first step towards a good by the police, understanding and a working arrangement, call it who displayed modus vivendi or what you please, that each comsomewhat of munion knows exactly where it stands, and indulges that sleuth in no hallucinations concerning its identity. with hound instinct other communions. Lord Halifax's mission to the

of which there Vatican was merely the last step of a long series, all is more in novels than in Scotland Yard_until, the intended to demonstrate, at any rate, a beginning ofmoment having arrived, they were all arrested. Tynan this unity with the Roman Church. . But the Pope, was at Boulogne, his lieutenant was in Glasgow, other at least, is more loyal to the Reformation than many confederates were seized in Belgium and Holland. It of those who are its professed children. He points is not yet known whether Tynan can be extradited. out the changes that were made in the Prayer Book The Phenix Park affair was a political crime, at the time of the Reformation, insists upon the sig. and political offenders cannot be extradited. Tynan's nificance of the alterations, and re-affirms, in the most arrest and exposure have, however, done more to uncompromising fashion, the judgment previously discredit and efface him than his conviction and pronounced by the Vatican, that Anglican Orders are imprisonment could accomplish. For he stands absolutely and utterly null and void. From the revealed to every one as a drunken blatherskite point of view of the Latin Church, the much and blunderer, the last man in the world to boasted Holy Orders of the Anglican clergy are direct a real dynamite campaign.

The free run worth no more and no less than the “orders," of the saloon which his renown as No. 1 secured whatever they may be, of any dissenting preacher him all these years has in the end been his in the land. undoing

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What would it cost, I wonder, to have

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ol cataracts of the Nile? If all the money

Dongola. the reluctance of every Little Bethel to recognise its

spent in Soudan wars had been used unity with the conventicle across the way belongs to for that purpose, Khartoum would at this moment be a bygone age.

Now, at least, Nonconformists are as accessible to civilisation as Cairo. Unfortunately, learning to find a bo:ad of union in Nonconformity the soldier and not the engineer is still the pioneer which is likely to bear good fruit. This winter along the Upper Nile. Last month the soldier, it special meetings are to be held throughout the must be admitted, did his work effectively enough. length and breadth of the land. Missions, aiming at distinctly


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General Kitchener with his river steamers and the unshaken confidence with which Mr Rhodes has
16,000. men of the Egyptian army struck his succeeded in inspiring the Rhodesians. It is told in
long expected blow at the Khalifa's force. The the school-books as a proof of the indomitable faith
battle, if such it can be called, was fought on of the Romans in the ultimate triumph of the
September 19th. The Dervishes held the west bank Republic that the ground on which Hannibal's army
of the river, which they had lined with rifle was encamped found a ready purchaser in Rome
pits and protected by artillery. General Kit in the darkest hours of the Republic's misfortunes.
chener and his army were on the eastern bank The same faith abounds in Rhodesia. There also
out of range.
The gunboats,

they never despaired of the Readvancing, were met with

public. The price of real estate storm of shot and shell. The

in the regions overrun by rebels latter, however, did not burst,

has not fallen. Values, indeed, being carefully served without

have gone up during the war. fuses by the gunners, who were

Speculators in “Stands” in Bulacaptives in chains compelled to

wayo have sold for thousands what work the guns by threats of in

last year they bought for hundreds. stant death. The boats replied

Neither rinderpest nor rebellion and retired, then advanced and

has shaken the faith of these retired again, watched mcan

pioneers in the value of the land while with eager impatience by

which Mr. Rhodes saved for the the army compulsorily inactive

Empire. But the Rhodesians, on the other bank. After

black and white alike, know no time a ford was discovered by

other king but Rhodes. His which it was found possible to

prestige seems to shine all the carry a battery of artillery to an

brighter in Bulawayo because of island in midstream which com

the clouds which overhang it manded the Dervishes' postion.

elsewhere. Its arrival decided the fight.

President Kruger is

The After a few rounds the Der

Grand Turk as little amenable as vishes, whose leader had been

of Abdul Hamid to the

Pretoria, wounded, were in full flight, and

representations of the the road to Dongola was clear.

friends of freedom. He keeps his The gunboats went on at once,

two captives under lock and key, and were speedily followed by

he has spent nearly a million General Kitchener and his men,

sterling over arms and munitions who are now in occupation of

of war, and he is securing laws the fertile province, within three

from the Rand which will enable hundred miles of Khartoum.

him to gag the press, to banish Their arrival was hailed with From the Cape Times.) (ep:enabe: 23, 1898.

every Englishman whom he disenthusiasm by the natives, who



trusts, and to confiscate to an have been harried for years by the

indefinite extent the property Khalifa, and General Kitchener felt so secure that he of the goldminers of the Rand.

For the present at once sent the South Staffordshire regiment back we must just grin and bear it. We have made suffito Cairo. What he will do next he himself will

cient mistakes to deter us from action. It is now the decide, and the success he has already achieved turn of the Boer to make the inevitable blunders will probably tempt him to feel southward to which will enable us to recover lost ground. The Khartoum.

more he oppresses the Uitlander, the more chance It would seem probable that we shall be there is of that interesting settler asserting his rights Mr. Rhodes, at Khartoum before Mr. Rhodes gets with resolution, and, if need be, by revolution. But,

through to Uganda. The Matabele are, for the present, we must play a waiting game. however, surrendering, and Rhodesia will before long Colonel Rhodes and the officers convicted of aiding be as tranquil as Natal. Marvellous indeed has been and abetting the insurrection have been permitted to


retire from the army with allowances. But we have Committee of Missionaries, both Catholic and Pronot heard the last of their case. They did not cross testant, who are to act as a kind of tribunitian board the Transvaal frontier of their own motion. The for the natives, to report any misdeeds on the part Acting Administrator of Matabeleland, who was for of the officials, and generally to promote the interests them the representative of the Imperial authority, of humanity. It is quite charming. Here is the ordered them in, and they went in all good faith, State appealing to the Church to keep an eye on the believing they were but the vanguard of the red-coats administration in order to prevent its officials pracwho were to consummate the union of South Africa. tising the cruelties of the savages they were appointed

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Parliament would give a charter to the ministers of Church and

It is satisfactory to see that, at last, the religion in every town in this land to act as Stat in King of the Belgians, moved by the permanent corporation charged with the duty of Congoland.

outcry of the civilised world against the keeping our local administrators up to the Christian atrocities of which his agents on the Congo have standard. King Leopold has at least taken a step been guilty, has taken steps to check their repetition. towards the realisation of the reunion of ChristenHis expedient is ingenious. He has appointed a

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After a summer of ex-
traordinary sunshine and
brightness, last month
was extremely wet. A
long-continued downpour
of rain has ruined the
harvest in many districts,
and I regret to hear very
bad news from Ireland as
to the result of this in-
clement weather. The
rain and the wind came
together with almost un-
precedented violence, and
it was felt all the more,
coming as it did after a
summer of almost un-
precedented brilliance.
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which rent Paris and
Savannah, but we had all
the · wind and rain we
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The Associated Chambers of Commerce, seems likely to become denser the more minutely

at their meeting last month, poured cold the field of knowledge is surveyed. Union. water upon Mr. Chamberlain's scheme.

It is satisfactory to see that Lord On the other hand, it has met with. Aberdeen Aberdeen has had the courage to brave sympathetic support from Mr. Laurier, the new and the wrath of Sir Charles Tupper and Premier of Canada, who, however, gives a prior

Sir C. Tupper. the retiring Ministers rather than place in his programme to a reciprocity treaty with consent to the scandalous and colossal conglomerate the United States.

of indefensible jobs with which they proposed to The Meeting of the British Association leave office. A reasonable amount of patronage and

at Liverpool last month passed without promotion within the limits of the law and tradition Association, notable or sensational incident. Sir is allowed to outgoing Cabinets, but Sir Charles

Joseph Lister, the president, devoted Tupper's proposals passed all bounds, and Lord his address, as was right and natural, to a sketch Aberdeen vindicated his office by refusing to assent of the progress made in medicine and surgery by to them. The Governor-General no doubt tends to the discovery of antiseptics—a discovery with which approximate to the position of an English monarch, his own name is honourably associated. Mr. but at present he is still invested with the functions Flinders Petrie read a paradoxical paper maintaining of an umpire in a cricket match. He is bound to that reading and writing, instead of being the great see fair play between parties, and Lord Aberdeen's instruments of culture, were responsible for the action, although it provoked an outcry from the crippling of the mind. The scientific picnic of the defeated jobbers, will be approved by the sober year has seldom yielded less amusement for the second thought of the English-speaking race. general public, and one feels more and more the The contest for the American Presidency continues lack of a lucid intelligible survey of the progress with unabated vigour, but as I quote at considerable of scientific discovery in all fields. Science is so length my American colleague's account of the specialised and scientists tend to become such situation it is unnecessary to enter upon that field Brahmins that the ignorance of the average man here.




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