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I "MODERN FINANCE." ,

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i "ACTS" OF ST. PAUL.

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i "ACTS" OF ST. PAUL. DISCOVERIES GLEANED FROM COPTIC FRAG- MENTS. An interesting publication has just left the Heidelberg press-the Acta Pauli," a narrative of the Apostle Paul's traAelling experiences, which have not until now been known in their entirety. The compiler, Dr. Karl Schmidt, has spent seven y&ars in piecing together 2000 small fragments of papyrus, and translating their contents from the Coptic handwriting. The original has been finally transferred to the Heidelberg University library, of which it is considered the most valuable treasure. It is claimed for the work that it solves many problems connected with early Christian literature, and proves conclusively that several books of that era which have come down to us were only parts of one great work, the Acts of Paul, consisting of (1) the so-called Thecla Acts, (2) the Apocryphal Epistles to the Corinthians (not those in the New Testament), and (3) the Martyrdom of St. Paul. The Coptic manuscripts, Dr. Schmidt says, date from 180 A.D., and are from the hand of an Elder of the Christian Church, written in honour of St. Paul and to combat Gnostic heresies." The volume is dedicated to the Grand Duke of Baden, as Rector Magnificus of the University, under whose high protection the work has been achieved.

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NEWS NOTES.

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! AGED 106 YEARS.

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I MORAL STORTES.-III. I

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I DETECTIVES AND DIVORCE.

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I-! I JATARRH AND INFLUENZA.…

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