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DEATH OF SIR ANTHONY DE ROTHSCHILD.

THE NEW RELIGION.

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THE NEW RELIGION. It Is not often that we hear of that small and strug- gling sect called Positivists, but here is an item which may not be without interest. Numerically the followers of the "re'igion of humanity" are by no means strong according to a statement just made by its English hierarcli, Dr. Congreve, at the Positi- vist Temple, in London. In the course of a long address on Saturday Dr. Congreve reviewed the history of the movement for the past two years, describing it as having remained stationary in England during that period and though he re- frained from giving statistics he mentioned that the subscriptions to the sacerdotal fund were insuffi- cient to pay a sum of jE240 demanded by the director of the new faith in Paris. Nevertheless he considered that, compared with the early efforts of Ohristnmity, the new religion of humanity," founded by Auguste Comte only 20 years ago, had made very satisfactory progress. The movement was slowly extending hi France, though it remained stationary in Great Britain and the United States. Dr. Congreve was very hopeful of the future, and expressed his firm con- viction that Positivism would ultimately swallow up Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islamism, Brah- minism, and all the other religions now existing in the world. Dr. Congreve dwelt with pleasure on the cir- cumstance that during the last two years the acceptance of the sacraments—especially the first two, presenta- tion and initiation—had continued as before, and he expressed an earnest hope that those who as infants or adolescents entered into the service of humanity would remain throughout in that service unless the environments were unfavourable.—Man\hester Guar- dian. -}¡-