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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.

-."1! ANOTHER PEERAGE DISPUTED.

CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE.

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LAWLESSNESS IN THE CHURCB.

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LAWLESSNESS IN THE CHURCB. On Tuesday afternoon a deputation representing the Manchester Protestant Thousand and the Man- chester Branch of the National Protestant League waited on Mr. A. J. Balfour, M.P., at the Carlton Club, Manchester, to lay before him their views on questions concerning lawlessness in the Church nnd the Irish Catholic University question. The deputa- tion was introduced by Sir Antony Marshall who, with Mr. Nott, Mr. Shaw, and others, addressed Mr. Balfour on the subjects mentioned. Mr. Balfour, in reply, said in regard to the subject of university education in Ireland, he was not. in accord with the speakers who had addressed him, but as to the lawlessness in the Church, so far as the broad principles were concerned there was no difference between them. His views as to higher education in Ireland, however, had been publicly expressed both on plat- form and in the House of Commons for 11 years. He entirely denied that the Protestant University in Belfast or the Roman Catholic Univer- sity in Dublin which he had proposed, in any way diverged in principle from Oxford, Cambridge, or Trinity College, Dublin. The conformity of those institutions with the provisions of the Test Act was universally admitted. They should not be so unjust as to suppose that ever) Roman Catholic was acting the part of a bigot who did not send his child, whom he wished to bring up in his own religion, amongst influences eminently hostile to that religion. He should be sorry to be responsible for a Roman Catholic University in Ireland under episcopal influ- ence in the Swiss and Belgian sense, just as he would be sorry to establish a university even under the Eng- lish bishops. The proposed Protestant University was not meant as a sugar plum to sweeten the bitter dose of another university and to make it palatable to Protestant consumption. Did they think it decent that they should propose to further endow Queen's College, Belfast, and turn a deaf ear to the demands from other parts of Ireland ? The cause of Pro- testantism was bound up with the cause of education. With regard to lawlessness in the Episcopal Church, he said he did not meet with such prac- tices in his own experience, nor did he meet with people who met with them but he accepted the state- ment that there were at this moment practices going on in certain churches which are contrary to the law of the Church of England. He, however, believed the erring clergy would admit the authority of those they are bound to obey, and the bishops have clearly vindicated their unanimous desire to see the law obeyed. He would as soon believe in a general con- spiracy against the law of gravitation as he would in a general conspiracy agains Protestantism in England, so firmly based w; a that faith in the country.

DEATH OF DR. BERRY.

FOUR SOLDIERS DROWNED.

FATAL RAILWAY COLLISION.

LADY ABERDEEN AND WOMEN WORKERS.

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