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ABERDARE POLICE COURT.

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE DEMONSTRATION…

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REPRESENTATION OF BIRMINGHAM.

SIR S. NORTHCOTE ON THE ASHANTEE…

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN SCHOOLS.

TAUNTON ELECTION.

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THE HEALTH OF MR. BRIGHT.

AN AGREEABLE PROSPECT.

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AN AGREEABLE PROSPECT. The position of the clergyman of the future will certainly not be a very enviable one if the views which are now prevalent in certain quarters have any chance of being realised. He is expected to be the leading demagogue and principal Trade Unionist agitator of his parish but, on the other hand, his clerical work will be chiefly done for him by other people. As his pulpit will be open to all and sundry, he will have little opportunity for preaching himself, even if he happens to have any leisure for the enunciation of the vague principles of, mere Christianity. While, however, all the other oc- cupants of his pulpit will be able to preach what they like, without restriction, his own sermons will be jealously scrutinized by the a,gents of rival Church Associations, and it will be difficult for him to escape being prosecuted on one side or the other. He will be entertained by the howling of Shakers and the gor- geous rites of the Roman Catholic Church in the churchyard and his spare moments will have to be devoted to marrying deceased wive's sisters to their lonely brothers-in-law, or amorous uncles to the tender nieces of their lamented wives. At har- vest-home a torch-light procession of discontented labourers, led by the parish clergyman waving a flaming brand, will be a curious but appropriate sym- bol of the times. All this might indeed be described as an astounding conception of the dutiee and ob- ligations of clergymen of the Church of England, and might well draw from that unhappy body of men "an exclamation oft absolute horror."—Satur- day Bevieic.

A BONAPARTIST MANIFESTO.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL AT EXETER.

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MERTHYR POLICE COURT.