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TIRED OF LIFE AT SIXTEEN

A CLEVER OLD ROGUE.

DISTRACTED LOVER'S FREAK.

_----NAVAL LIEUTENANT DISMISSED…

ON FIRE IN A HANSOM CAB.¡

—— THE CHARGE AGAINST AN AMERICAN…

SMALL-POX AND FEVER IN LONDON.

"MOST SUSPICIOUS CASE."

A SPURIOUS NOBLEMAN.

ALLEGED LADY BURGLAR.

A BIGAMIST'S DEFENCE.

DARING JEWEL ROBBERY.

DOCTOR'S SERIOUS POSITION.

PERILS OF THE DEEP.

I-: TERRIBLE MURDER AT HANLET.…

SAD BATHING FATALITY NEAR…

ANSWERING THE CORONER.

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THE LONDON CLUB RAID.

ALARMING CANAL BURST AT BIRMINGHAM.

CLOUDBURST IN TEXAS.

A TRAIN CAPSIZES.

- SUICIDE OF A HOTEL MANAGER.

|DEAD MEN AS VOTERS.

STRANGE SCENE AT PRESIDENT…

I LOVE IN A WORKHOUSE.

BRIGANDS IN PETTICOATS.

ANOTHER JEWEL ROBBERY.

TERRORISM BY STRIKERS.

THE COBRA FOUND.

WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY AT .SEA.

COAL SHIP ON FIRE.

A LOST HOUSEMAID.

A DOCTOR'S DREAD.

ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE SHOCK IN…

WHAT ENGLAND DRI LN]&S.

FRENCH LOVE TRAGEDIS. €d

SUIGIDE AND THE "LOST CBOPP'^

-rrll1. HYDE PARK JEWEL ROB:B.…

AN AGNOSTIC ABBESS.

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AN AGNOSTIC ABBESS. REMARKABLE STATEMENT BY BISHOP BROWNLOW. Miss Mechtildis Pynsent, abbess of the Bene- dictine Nuns in Rome, made an appeal in the "Times" of September 21 against the wrongs which she contends that herself and the com- munity have suffered at the hands of the f ecclesiastical authorities in Rome, For two years. Miss Pynsent alleged, the Benedictine Nuns have "made every effort and used all means possible to prevent their painful posi- tion from becoming public, so as to avoid a scandal which they feared would injure the Church they loved." The community pros- pered. and the Irish Augustinians almost forced upon them the building known as 8t. Patrick's College, in the Ludovisi quarter. It was agreed that the Benedictine abbess should pay "an annual sum equivalent to two per cent., and £24,000 at the end of six years." About £ 4,000 was laid out upon improvements. The purchase was made with consent of the nuns, and especially "one on whom much de- pended." This lady, however, fled from the content on Low Sunday, .• 899, at the instiga- tion of a priest. The lady had given liberally, but had not surrendered her fortune to the commundty. The temporal position of the nuns afterwards went from bad to worse. They were living in the greatest poverty, and the ecclesiastical authorities would do nothing. Then the Augustinians proceeded against the nt-us to recover their interest money, and suc- ceeded. Miss Pynsent alleges many indigni- ties which she and her community suffered from the Augustinians. A remarkable reply to this letter is made by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton. The bishop admits that the main facta of Miss Pynsent's story are true, and then comes this astounding passage:- "Your readers will be surprised to learn that Misa Pynsent doe not believe in the Christian religion. She confided this to me in May, 1900, but begged me not to let anyone know. Early in this year she wrote to release me from my promise of eecrecy, and said she did not care if all the world knew her unbelief. Many of your readers will not think any the worse ct the lady for being an Agnostic, but 1 think they will all acknowledge that the Roman authorities of the Church could not assist to avert the dispersion and expulsion of a com- munity which was pr Plded over by an abbess who did noi believe in Christianity. I shall be only too thankful if Mis3 Pynsent can deny this statement, which I should oevt-r have made except in defence of the ecclesiastical authorities and their policy of 'silence' on her behalf."

SNAKES IN AN APPLE BARREL.

A NORWICH OUTRAGE.

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