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Qitdt$iutJfitn1. The Rev. Thomas Dale, Canon of St. Paul's, has been ap- pointed the new Dean of Rochester, and the Rev. H. P. Liddon succeeds to the canonry. The Church Review" says it is expected that the Bishop of London will shortly nominate a suffragan, if not more than one, for his diocese. Mr Gladstone has consented to'lay the report of the Ritual Commission on the lectionary before Convocation before a Bill is brought into Parliament. Bishop Temple preached at the Chapel Royal, Whitehall, on Sunday. Mr Gladstone, Mr Gathorae Hardy, and Mr Ayrton, were among the congregation. The Rev. Joseph Crompton, a dissenting minister, was sum- moned at the Norwich Police Court, last week, charged with having used threatening language to Mr Stanley, solicitor, and with having thrust his fist into his face. The reverend gentle- man was bound over in his own recognizances in the sum of Lior to keep the peace. The Bishop of Orleans, the Rome correspondent of the "Pall Mall Gazette" states, has determined to bring before the Council the abuses and oppressions practised by the temporal govern- ment of the Papacy. The Court of Rome will forbid the discus- sion, denying the right of the Council to interfere with its temporal administration; but the bishop insists that the Papaey ;t is as much subject to the fathers in one aspect as the other. The "Guardian" says-We learn from the Rev. George Venables, the honorary secretary of theAssociation, for Promotion of Union of Christians at Home, that the memorial presented last week to the Archbishop of Canterbury, begging for some measure of relief in the use of the Athanasian Creed, has been referred by his grace to the Ritual Commissioners, who have ordered that it be taken into consideration at such time as the subject of the creed comes on for discussion in order." One of the gravamens rejected by the Upper House of Con- vocation,- because their lordships would not recognize the signature of Dr Mackenzie as Bishop Suffragan of Nottingham, had reference t* the sale of church livings. It set forth that grave evils and public scandal exist in the province owing to the sale of next presentations to livings, whereby a sacred trust is degraded into a matter of pecuniary profit;" and it asked the House to take steps to mitigate, and if possible, remove the evils and scandals complained of. At a recent meeting held at Chatham, in furtherance of the National Education League, the Rev. G. L. Herman moved the first resolution. In doing so he caused quite a sensation by stating th&t he was informed that in that town last night, a. sermon was preached in which the preacher compared the pro- moters of the League to the devils, who were made to go out of the man into the swine. This statement was greeted with cries of "Shame," "Name," <fcc., the audience being in the utmost excitement.âThe Rev. Mr Reynolds: I am the man. (Sen- sation.) A stone which promises to be one of considerable interest, has been found in Moab by the agents of the Palestine Explora- tion Fund. As far as the labours of Mr E. Deutsch upon a por- tion of the inscription enable us to judge, we are likely to learn from this stone some interesting particulars respecting the his- tory of the Moabitish children of Lot. Zoar, in Moab, was the cradle of the race. It was from one of the Moabitish sanctuaries that Moses was permitted to view the Land of Promise. One King of Moab, Balak, was the intriguing enemy, another, Eglon. the proud oppressor of the chosen people; and it was from Moab that Ruth came, one of the most atttiTe characters in Old Testament history. The stone lately discovered appears to record the achievements of a King of Moab named Mesha. Now, the Old Testament mentions three Meshas, and one of them as being King of Moab in the days of Ahab and his sons Ahaziah and Jehoram, Kings of Israel. Mr Deutsch tells us that the names of Israel, the rival power, and Chemosh, the na- tional god of Moab, occur repeatedly in the inscription. The "Daily News," referring to the appeal to the Privy Council in the case of Elphinstone v. Purchas, saysâExperience shows that you may pass judgment after judgment against the Ritualists on minor points, such as altar lights, incense, pro strations, elevations, and the like, and yet after those judg- ments have been satisfied to the letter, the system to the eye of an ordinary observer, remains unchanged. It would be other- wise if vestments were disallowed. These wondrous articles of attire, with their brightly contrasted colours and extraordinary forms, give a strongly marked character to the service in which they are used. Hitherto the legality of these vestments has not been brought to the test of a Privy Council judgment. The Ritualists have assumed that they are protected DV a general principle laid down by the Judicial Committee in Liddell v. Westerton but their belief is only an inference, which may prove unwarranted. In any case the judgment which the Church Association is about to invoke must prove of the greatest in- terest to Churchmen. The education question was discussed in the Lower House of Convocatien last wee' but no resolution was adopted. The general tone, it need not be stated, was in favour of denomin- ationalism. Some wholesome things were said during the debate. The Archdeacon of Leicester thought that if the con- science clause had been accepted fifteen years ago the Church would have been in a better position to-day, and would have had less reason to fear the changes which are now inevitable. He further urged that schoolmasters' religion was not a de- sirable thing to have, and religion should be taught by the clergy." Bishop Mackenzie (of Nottingham) followed in the same strain. It was the duty of the clergy, he said, to reverse its last twenty years' policy with regard to the conscience clause. His experience had led him to the conclusion that if the Church of England was to remain the educator of this country, that policy must be reversed. He was certain that the policy of a rigid conscience, which made the clergy blind to the consciences of others, had done harm, and it was time that the Church carried out the rights of toleration. In the Upper House of Convocation on the 10th, the Bishop of Winchester moved that a committee be appointed of both Houses, with power to confer with any committee that may b appointed by the Convocation of the northern province, to re- port upon the desirableness of a revision of the authorized ver- sion of the New Testament, either by marginal notes or other- wise in all those passages where plain and clear errorsâwhetheT in Hebrew or Greek text, originally adopted by the translators, or with the translation m:tde-shall on due investigation be fonnd to exist. The Bishop of Gloucester seconded the motion, which the Bishop of St. David's supported. After referring to two objections brought against the proposal, and deprecating the idea of a "Church Bible" and a "Dissenting Bible" as a great evil, he said-The third objection or difficulty was that when the authorized version had received all the amendment it deservedly required, it would be found to have effected a very great change in many parts, and one would be that it would de- prive a number of the clergy, and still more of the dissenting ministry, of some of their most favourable textsâ(laughter)âto some of which he alluded. He had referred to certain transla- tions, and said his belief was that a revision would result in great advantage, and increase the value of the Scriptures to the English reader, not only in public, but in private, and prove extent of that inadequacy and imperfection they ought not to conceal. The result of the inquiry would alter to a great extent the meaning of portions of the Holy Scriptures. The proposal met with general approval, and the Bishop of Llandaff moved, and the Bishop of St. Davids seconded, that the Old Testament should be included in the enquiry.

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