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THE RHYDONEN CASE.

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----I AN IRISH UNIVERSITY.

INVESTITURE AT OSBORNE.

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ITHE LEADERSHIP OF THEI LIBERAL…

FUNERAL OF MRS. PARKER.

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FUNERAL OF MRS. PARKER. With an absence of ostentation wholly in con- sonance with the wishes of the deceased lady, the funeral of Mrs. Joseph Parker, the late wife of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker, pastor of the City Temple, took place on Monday at Hampstead Cemetery, not far from the residence of Dr. Parker, in Lyndhurst- gardens, where her death occurred a few days since. It was in this house that the first portion of the simple service was held, and from here it was that the cortege, shortly after noon, started on its way amidst manifestations that showed how deeply mourned was the lady who had always taken so prominent a part in the many-sided work of the religious community of which Dr. Parker is the head. Nothing could well have been simpler than the obsequies, an unusual and remarkable feature of which was the absence of the customary tokens of mourning in the dress of many of those who had made their way to the grave- side. But, in paying their last tribute of affection and esteem in their ordinary work-a-day garb, the friends of the lamented lady were acting in accord- ance with wishes to which it was well known that she had given frequent expression. Conspicuous among the mourners were Dr. Parker, who was deeply moved throughout the proceedings, Mrs. Yeld, sister of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Common, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Common, these also being relatives. The Rev. Vaughan Price was the officiating minister, and an impressive share in the solemn rites was that borne by the choir of the City Temple, of which the late Mrs. Parker was a member. The service at the graveside, where a marquee had been erected, was opened by the sing- ing of the hymn, O God, our help in ages past," and subsequently Dr. Bonner's Beyond the smiling and the weeping was sung with moving effect, the solo being rendered by Miss Stanley Lucas, who led the choir. A number of beautiful wreaths were sent, accompanying them being many touching and appro- priate inscriptions, but the only emblem lowered into the evergreen-lined grave was that which had been placed on the oaken coffin by the bereaved husband. Upon the card attached to it had been written the words, Emma, heart of my heart; Life of my life; She is not here She is riben." Upon the lid of the coffin there was an inscription as follows: Emma Jane Parker, Born 20 June, 1846; ascended 26 January, 1899." Among many others from whom floral offerings had been received were Lady Henry Somerset, Sir George and Lady Mason, Dr. Guinness Rogers, Mr. J. Compton Rickett, M.P., Dr. Clifford, the Rev. Vaughan Price, the choir and staff of the City Temple, and Mr. J. L. Toole, whose circle of lilies was accompanied by the words, With affectionate remembrance and sincere sympathy."

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CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE.

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LAWLESSNESS IN THE CHURCB.

DEATH OF DR. BERRY.

FOUR SOLDIERS DROWNED.

FATAL RAILWAY COLLISION.

LADY ABERDEEN AND WOMEN WORKERS.

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