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Proceedings against the Bishop of Durham. —Ecclesiastical proceedings are about being instituted against the Right Rev. Dr. Baring, Bishop of Durham, for an alleged violation of.the law of the Church. It ap- pears that at a confirmation recently held in his diooess his lordship openly rejected in churoh 30 candidates who had been prepared and presented by the Rev. William Darnell, M.A., rector of Bamburgh, and chap- lain to the Duke of Buocleuch, on the ground that they were under 15 years of age, one of them being the rector's daughter. The opinion of Sir R. J. Philli- more, Q.C., the Queen's Advocate, has been taken upon the point, and he declares the conduct of the Bishop of Durham to be illegal.

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