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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT, !

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--_.._---_---_-THE REV. NEWMAN…

THE LATE AZIZ PASHA.

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MR. GLADSTONE AT HOME.

A BISHOP ON BISHOPS.

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A BISHOP ON BISHOPS. In reply to the toast of his health at a luncheon at Warrington, the Bishop of Manchester said there had appeared recently a letter from a literary nobleman in which he said that the bishops of to-day were a degenerate race, and were far too meddlesome and too interfering. He quite admitted that bishops might be too meddlesome and too interfering, but he was not one of those who desired to see an inordinate in- crease in that episcopacy. We undoubtedly lived in troublesome times, which was proved by a re- solution, couched in very strong language, passed at a meeting in Manchester some time ago, and from which they would see that bishops were ex- pected to do some very unpleasatÜ things. It ap- peared to him, speaking from his own observation, that there was an unreasonable amount of alarm in the minds of the laity. They had heard of a grent con- spiracy to overthrow the Protestant character, aDd what he considered to be really the Catholic teaching of the Church of England but he could say that the conspirators in his diocese were remarkably few, and he could count them on the fingers of a single hand and when he said that in his diocese there were 750 clergymen, they would see that there was not much reason for alarm. He had been charged with saying that rather than enforce the Public Worship Regula- tion Act he would resign. He never said anything so foolish. There might be cases where he would be bound to enforce it, and where he could not escape responsibility but there were cases when a clergyman did not come up to the prescribed rubrics of the Prayer-book, and the Public Worship Act told as much against the clergyman who introduced the "Agnes Dei" into his service as against the one who omitted the prayer for the Church militant. If he put the Act forth in all these cases he would be raising a storm about his ears which he was not all prepared to encounter, and which would not advance the true interests of the Church. Most men were loyal to the .Church, and they wanted an extension of their 'liberties rather than a contraction of them; and rather than there should be anything like a general persecution of those who fell below or went beyond the exact limit of the rubrics, should public opinion demand it he would resign his office. In conclusion the right rev. prelate paid a handsome compliment to the memory of the late Bishep Powis.

THE FEAR OF TORPEDOES.

The POSSESSION of CONSTANTINOPLE.

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----SENTENCED TO DEATH.

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THE "HEAT" OF DEBATE.

DISTRESS IN RUSSIA.

THE LATE MR. WARD HUNT.

A MILITARY GLUTTON.

THE RUSSIAN RETREAT FROM PLEVNA.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

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