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DEAN STANLEY on CHARLES DICKENS.

PROFESSOR JOWETT, M A., ON…

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A HUSBAND'S LIABILITIES.

ANNIVERSARY OF HER MAJESTY'S…

BALLOON ASCENT IN A THUNDERSTORM.

A STRANGE STORY.

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THE INTELLIGENCE CF THE TELEGRAPHS.

BETTER TIMES AT LAST.

THE EDUCATION BILL. I

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THE EDUCATION BILL. At a meeting of the Central Nonconformists' Com- mittee, held in Birmingham on Kiturdav, it was unani- mously resolved that the objectionable points of the Elementary Education Bill remain absolutely un- touched by the amendments of the Government, as explained by the Prime Minister on Thursday even- ing, and that the proposal to make a large increase in the grant from the Consolidated Fund to denomina- tional schools must strengthen and perpetuate the system of sectarian education. In a circular emhody- ir:g the foregoing resolution, for the information of members of Parliament, the committee, after pointing out what they consider the objectionable features of the Government B11I, express their assurance, founded on intimate knowledge of nearly every con- stituency in the country, that there are large numbers of N on cor. formists who regard the measure as a violation of the rights of conscience to be resisted at whatever cost. In a circular letter to their branches the Central Committee also adopt and enforce the considerations urged in The Timet1 leading article of Saturdiy as to the effect of the amended bill in furthering what the voice of the nation rejects.

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FRIGHTFUL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.…

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