BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, should be sent to usii> Manuscript, properly authenticated. We cannot under- take to search other papers for these* nnouncements, widen are frequently found o b 3 incorrectl) printed, or turr out to be untrue. BIR rfis On the 2nd inst., at No. 33A, Hamilton Terrace, Mil- fcrd, the wile of Mr Richard Dobbin Byers, of ason. On the 9th inst., at Hermon's Hill, in this town, the wife of Capt. A. B. Stoke*, of a daughter. DEAlJtt. Lately, at Highmead, Mr George Whittow, late oi Hook, in this county, aged 88. Deeply regretted.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. WEEKLY TRAFFIC RETURN. Weekending December 6th, 186« £70,J83 Corresponding Wee! 1867 £ 63,392 F. CLUTSOM, Chief Accountant.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT CLUB FOXHOUNDS. Thursday, 17th December, at East Hook. Each day at 10.30. SOUTH PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS. Friday, 18th December, at Orielton, [Breakfast.] Each day at 10*30 a.m. HAVERFORDWEST HARRIERS. Friday, December 18th, at Hilton Lodge Each day at 10.30, a.m.
The whole of the statues are now placed in their respective niches in the ornamental arcade facing the Speaker's residence in New Palace-yard, in the following order, viz :-Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry II. King John, Henry VIII., and William III. (Prince of Orange). The two last were placed ou their pedestals this week. These six statues are all the work of foreign sculptors. AN .ECCENTRIC RUSSIAN.—For some time past a very rich and noble Russian (almost all Russians who come westward are noble) has been playing fantastic tricks, in order it is presumed, to get himself talked about. At one time we hear that he dines at the table of a friend in the country, and proposes to him, when the cloth is removed, to buy, as a Yankee would say, "right awa\" the mansion and all its contents, from the mattress of the servant in the garret down to the bottles of wine in the cellar. The friend consents, on condition that the price be between £ 40,000 to £ 50,000, whereupon the Russian pulls from his packet a roll of notes of that amount, presents it to his friend, and demands a receipt, and when the receipt is given, he cries- I am monarch of all I survey My dominion there is none to dispute. And though the hour is midnight, though the wind is! howling, though rain and snow are pelting down, he turns the friend out of doors. After a while we hear of turns the friend out of doors. After a while we hear of the same man being at the gambling table and losing large amounts, when a servant ccmes in and presents him with a gigantic letter. What is that ?" says he in a drawling tone; Open it and aee!" "It contains bank notes," says the servant, obeying." "Bother!" says the Russian, "who plagues me with bank-notes? what do I want with bank-notes? but count them." There are £20.000, Monsei&neur." Rascal, scound- rel to tease me about such a paltry sum put them in your pocket and begone and taking the poor varlet by the collar, be throws him down-stairs. Well this famous Russian has turned up again this week, and this week's story of him is this:—He was in the good graces of a notorious lady of the demi monde, and going to see her at a moment she did not expect him, he met at her door a stylishly-dressed young man, smelling strongly of Eau de Cologne and pomatum. After scowling at the scented gentleman he stalked up to the damsel, threw a roll of bank-notes in her face, said, I don't like per- fumes,' and went away. She loses, it is said, twenty thousand a year, at least. In this incident you have a specimen of Life in Paris," -Paris Letter. CUNNING BEGGARS—Two New York beggars of Irish nativity have invented a dodge worthy of Rome. There are two parties to the U-ICK—a "blind" woman and a "drunken sailc ile method is this. The blind" woman, with heY tin sign on her breast, seats herself on the kerbs one. The drunken sailor "appears and* administers to the unfortunate creature several vigorous kicks. The woman howls, the sympathy of the passers by is aroused, the brutality of the drunken sailor is loudly denounced, and a shower of paper currency falls into the lap of the sufferer. This swindle is repeated an indefinite number of times. Each night the accomplices divide a bounteous harvest. ATTEMPTED MURDER.—A shocking affair occurred on Saturday evening at Leighs, a village close to Biaintree, in Essex. A young man named George Collins had for some time been keeping company with Ann Francis, who resides at Leighs, but is employed in one of the factories at Braintree. About three weeks ago everything was arranged for the marriage, when a quarrel arose, and Francis appears to have since encouraged the suit of another young man. This irritated Collins, who, though generally a sober man, had been out drinking for several days. On Saturday night he waylaid her as she was re- turning from Braintree with several companions, and springing out of a lane knocked her down. He then savagely gashed her with a knife down the cheek to the throat, cutting off one ear and inflicting frightful wounds, and ending by stabbing her in the back of the neck. He made no attempt to escape, but was soon after seized and taken to Braintree police station. The poor girl lies in a hopeless state.
OPENING OF THE SESSIONS. HOUSE OF LORDS. -THURSDAY. The first session of the eighth Parliament during the reign of her present Majesty, was formally opened to-day by Royal Commission. The attendance 01 peers was very limited. The Royal Commissioners were the new Lord Chancellor, the Duke of Argyle, Earl of Kimberley, Earl de Grey and Ripon, and Lord Sydney. The Lord Chancellor having directed the Usher of the Black Rod to request the attendance of the House of Commons, the Chief Clerk, attended by a considerable number of members of the lower house, appeared at the bar. The Lord Chancellor said My Lords a-nd Gentle- men,— We have it in command from Her Majesty to inform you that as soon as the members of both houses are sworn in, the causes of Her Majesty's sum- moning Parliament will be declared, and it is neces sary that you gentlemen, of the House of Commons, should repair to the place( where you are to sit, and there proceed to the choice of some proper person to be your speaker, and that you present such person whom you may so choose to-morrow at two o'clock for her Majesty's Royal approval. The swearing in of the peers present was then proceeded with, and their lordships adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. The members of the reformed House of Commons met to-day. Between twelve and one o'clock mem bers put in an appearance. At two o'clock Mr Disraeli entered the Honse, and he took his seat upon the front opposition bench. His arrival was unnoticed. The treasury bench was almost entirely deserted. At two o'clock the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod appeared, and summoned the members to the Hoase of Lords, for the purpose of hearing the Roval Commission. A. lar-e number of members accompanied the Black rod to the Upper House, and on their return, Sir G. Grey, addressing Sir Denis Le Marchent, proposed, in eulogistic terms, that the Right Hon J. Evelyn Denison, member for North Nottinghamshire, the late speaker, should take the chair. IV r Waipole seconded the proposition. The motion was agreed to unanimously. Mr Denison briefly acknowledged the compliment which had been paid h:m. The Speaker was then conducted by Sir G. Grey and Mr Waipole to the chair, and took his seat amid general cheering. The Lord A ivocate (Mr Moncrieff) then moved the adjournment of the Ho ise until to-morrow (this day), which was agreed to, and the House adjourned at forty minutes past two. HOUSE OF LORDS.—FRIDAY. Their Lordships assembled at two o'clock this after- noon, the Royal Commissioners again appearing in their official costumes, taking their place?, with tho Lord Chancellor, on the bench behind the woolsack. The Lord Chancellor directed the Yeoman Usher of the Black R'jd to summon the members of the House of Commons. The Speaker (who was, attired in ordinary evening dress, and wore a bag wig), in addressing the Royal ,Commissioners said —My lords, I have to acquaint your lordships that, in obedience to her Majesty's commands, and according to their undoubted rights and privileges, the House of Commons has proceeded to the choice of a Speaker, and that the choice has fallen on myself. I now present myself at your bar, and submit myself, with all humility, to her Majesty's gracious approbation. The L ;rd Chancellor—Mr Denison, we are commanded to answer you that her Majesty is fully sensible jf your ze&l for the public service, and. of your ample sufficiency to execute the arduous duties which her faithful Com- mons have selected you to discharge, and that her Majesty does most readily approve and confirm you as their Speaker. The Speaker—My lords, I submit myself with all hu- mility and gratitude to her Majesty's gracious commands. It is now my duty, in the name and on behalf of the Commons of the United Kingdom, to lay claim to all their ancient and uudoubted rights and privileges. I humbly petition her Majesty for freedom of speech in debate, freedom from arrest for their persons and servants, and above all, for freedom of access to her Majesty when occasion should require, and that the most favourable construction should be put upon all their proceedings. And with regard to myself, I pray that if any error should be committed, it may be imputed to mysslf and not to her Majesty's loyal Commons. The Lord Chancellor—Mr Speaker, we have it in further command to inform you that her Majesty doth moat readily confirm all the rights and privileges which have ever been granted to or conferred upon the Com- mons by any of her Royal predecessors. With respect to yourself, sir, although her Majesty is sensible that you stand in no need of such an assurance, her Majesty will ever put the most favourable construction upon your words and actions. The Speaker then bowed and withdrew with the other members of the low. r house. Mr Cusack, Clerk of the Hanaper in Ireland, brought up and was directed to hand in the original writ and the return of the election of an Irish representative peer. Seueral peers, including Earl Russell and the Arch- bishop of Canterbury, were sworn in, &nd subscribed the roll of parliament during the remainder of the sitting. The house adjourned at four o'clock until Tuesday, the 15th inst. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FRIDAY. The Speaker took the chair at two o'clock. The right hon. gentleman was attired in a court suit and a bob wig," but without the gown and the tull flowing head gear which marks his official function. In a few minutes after he had taken his seat the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod summoned the house to the House of Peers, where the Speaker, proceded by the Serjeant-at-Arms, bearing the mace in his arms cress- wise, and followed by a large number of members, pro- ceeded to the Upper House. On his return the Serjeant- at-Arms had changed the position of the mace, and ,carried it on his shoulder, according to the usual oufitom. The Speaker having taken his position in the chair, said-I have to report to the house that this house pro ceeded to the House of Peers, where her Majesty was pleased, by her Royal Commissioners, to approve of the choice they have made of myself as their Speaker. J then, on their behalf, laid claim, by humble petition to her Majesty, to ali their ancient rights and privileges, to freedom'of speech and of debate, to freedom from arrests of their persons and servants, and to free access to the presence of her Majesty whenever occasion might require and further, that the most favourable construc- tions might be put upon all our actions, all which her Majesty by the said commissioners was pleased to allow and to confirm in as ample and complete a manner as they have ever been confirmed by herself or by any of her Royal predecessors. I have now to remind the house that the duty of the members now is to proceed to take the oath of allegiance as prescribed by law. The oath was then administered by the clerk to the right hop. gentleman himself, who inscribed his name first on the parliamentary roll. The clerk then called the names of between 30 and 40 gentlemen who pro- ceeded to the tables provided for the purpose and severally took the i a h of allegiance, af er which th y inscribed their names m the order in which they were call d. First in order were Sir George Grey and Mr Waipole, the mover and seconder of the Speaker, then as many of the late Cabinet Ministers as were present, including Lord John Manners, Lord Stanley, and Mr Corry, then those ministers who were not in the Cabinet, and intermixed with them the subordinate members of the present government who were in the house, including Mr Mowbray, Mr S. Cave, Mr Headlam, Mr Noel, Mr Egertcm, Mr Moueell, Sir, John llay, auj Mr Cowper. After them were several private membcrs-Mr Newde- gate, Mr Walter, Mr Akroyd, Mr Hibbert &c, who seemed to have bee.1 selected on no special principle- probably on the ground that they were first in tha house. The signing of the roll by each of the members was necessarily a work of some tims. Eaoh member, after signing, was formally introduced to the Speaker by Sir Denis Le Marchant. Nearly 300 members were sworn in altogether, and at a quarter past four, when no more members were present to be sworn, the bouse adjourned till to-morrow. HORRIBLE DEATH OF A BANKER'S CLERK AND HIS WIFE. On Friday morning, soon after four o'clock, Mr James Dyton, a clerk in the Provincial Bank, who had been residing for a fortnight past at Mr Kerslake's, a boot- maker, carrying on business at 45, High-street, Borough, destroyed his life while in a state of delirium, brought on by excessive drinking. His wife, who was only 26 years of age, was accidentally killed while trying to save the life of her husband. The facts of the sad affair may bs briefly t,)Id: i'vlr Dyton was 32 years of age. Four years ago he married. His wife was a member of a respectable family,'and for some time after the marriage they lived happily together. Unfortunately, Mr Dytoa, gave way to drink. He had several attacks of delirium, and at last his constitution became so shaken that he was attacked with brain fever. After he had recovered from the illness it was noticed by his friends that he was very, strange in his manners. lie used frequently to tremble, and his eyes used to roll. It was decided by his family that it would be better for the deceased to leave his former residence and go to a place where he was not known. A fortnight ago he, bis wife, and their daughter, three years of age, cailed upon Mr Kerslake, and they were let the two rooms on the third floor. Mr Dyton gave a reference to the manager of the Provincial B ink, and nothing peculiar was at that time noticed in his manner. Last Saturday week a man called at the private door of the shop on business, and Mr Dyton came down stairs to see him. Mrs Dyton ran down stairs after him, and said to the man, Take no notice of what he does his brain is affected, for he has been drinking lately." Mr Mr Dyton, after locking wildly, returned upstairs. He went to bed, and his wife sat by his bedside watching him. At present very little is known as to the exact; nature of the occurrence of Friday, but from what has been ascertained, the following appear to be the facts:- Mrs Dyton sat up, attending on her husband, the whole of Thursday night. He waa in bed, and his wife, who had removed her dress, s-at on a choir and rested her head on the bed. The child was lying in a cot in a corner of the room. The husband was quiet until four o'clock. At that time be jumped out of bed and ran to the window, which overlool.s the High-street, and threw it up. As he was in the act of throwing himself out his wife, who had run across the room after him, threw her arms round his waist. She succeeded in pulling him back, and a dreadful struggle ensued between them. The chairs were everturned and the other furniture was knocked about. Mr Dyton was a man of great strength, and, although his wife was a fine -woman and made desperate efforts to prevent his committing suicide, she was at last overpowered, but she would not let go her bold. He rushed to the window again and threw him- seli out. His wife's arms were round his waist, and she was dragged with him. The child, which was awoke by the noise, lay in its cot in a state of terror. There was no other person in the louse, for Mr K:r.slake had left it the preceding night to go to his home in Pimlieo. A Policeman states that he found the dead body of Mr Dyton lying on the pavement in front of the house. Mrs Dyton, who was still alive, was lying on the pave- ment near him. Stretchers were procured, and both the bodies were lifted out of the pool of blood in which they lay, and were carried to Guy's Hospital, where they were seen by Mr Sells, the house surgeon. His exami- nation showed that the skulls of both were fractured. Mrs Dyton lived for two minutes only after she was carried into the surgery. On Friday afternoon the sister of Mrs Dyton called at Mr Kerslake's, and to"k away the little daughter, whe it was stated would be adopted by the family. w THE MANUFACTURE OF JEWELLERY.—The striking ) development of Fiue Art productions in this branch of the industrial trades since the period of the great Ex- hibition is admirably exemplified in a most interesting little work just published by Mr J. W. Benson, who holds the appointment to H.RH. the Maharajah of Burd- wau, of 2.5, Old Bond Street 99, Weetbourne Grove; and the City Steam Factory, 58 and 60, LuJgate Hill. It is profusely illustrated wsth the most beautiful de- signs of Bracelets, Brooches, Earring, Lockets, &c, &c, ia every conceivable style, and with prices attached and thus the intending purchaser is enabled to make a selection suited to his taste, and have it forwarded to any-part of the United Kingdom, India, or the Colonies. The price of this most useful guide is Twopence, for which it is forwarded post free, and to any one who contemplates a purchase, either for personal wear or for a wedding, birth-day, Christmas, or other present, it will be louad of the very greatest service. A MAD BRIDEGROOM. — A few days'ago two per- sons from a neighbouring parish presented them- selves to a clergyman at Coleraine to be married. The ceremony proceeded as usual until the bride- groom was asked to subscribe his name in the registry, when, to the consternation of his bride and the assembled friends, he began to compliment the minister in the most absurd manner as to the size of his head and to the intellectual powers which that fact showed he possessed. He then snatched up his hat and fled from the church --all his acts being clearly those of a madman, although he appeared to be perfectly sane when he went to the church. He took refuge in a house near at baud, and terrified the inmates so much that the police were sent for. The unfortunate man was then secured, handcuffed, and conveyed to his home under the care of Dr Barr. The poor bride left for her parents' home wedl nigh distracted. DAMAGE BY RAILWAY In the year 1867 the railway companies of the United Kingdom paid £ 347,379 as compensation for personal injury-tbe largest sum they ever paid in a year for damage done to the person, and amounting to more than X-950 a day. In that year 209 persons were killed by railway accidents, and 795 in- jured —19 passengers were killed, and 689 injured from causes beyond their control, and 17 were killed and eight injured through their own misconduct or want of cau- tion, Fifteen servants of railway companies or of con- tractors were killed, and 62 injured from causes beyond their control, and 90 were killed and 28 injured through their own misconduct or want of caution 10 persons were killed and two injured at level crossings; 57 tres- passers were killed (six were suicides), and five injured. In the six years 1862-67 the railway companies paid £ 1,460.568 as compensation for personal injury done upon the railroads. In those six years 1,268 persons were killed upon the railways, and 4,426 injured; and among them were 112 passengers killed and 3,897 in- jured without any fault of their own, and 97 passengers tilled and 29 injured owing to their own misconduct or want of caution. The risk of life in railway travelling may be expressed thus-—In the year 1867 one in about 81 million passengers was killed —namely, one in about every 16 millions from causes beyond his control, and one in about every 13 millions from his own misconduct or want of caution. a This was beh w the average of the casualties in the five years, 1862-66 in those five years one passenger in about every seven millions was killed, —namely, one in about 13'millions without any fault of his own, and one in about 15 millions, through his own misconduct or want of caution. The result has to be thus stated approximately only, because there are no means of ascertaining the exact number of passengers subject to the mischances of the road. There are now 120,000 holders of season and periodical ticket", and the returns rendered by the companies give no estimate of the number of times these persons travelled. In the above statement it has been assumed that season and pt. i dical ticket-holders would probably upon an ayerftgQ trayel net leas than 150 times,
Wall of partition—the Israel of God, It seems to me taught here, not by the law, which was no tfor 400 years after, but by the Gospel in type aim essence, that Christian people s'tould give a definite portion of their property, to the support of the Christian priesthood or ministry and that our K! n;: and Priest, Jesus Christ, is pleas-d to accept this. It can hardly be seriously contended that tht- Jewish Church was not established, for if that wa. not an Established Church there never was one, ami there never will be one. Gi-eat r State interference than that exemplifies is hardly conceivable. It h said, indeed, that though every Jew was ordered, by the law of God, to contribute to that Church, yet m one was obliged to obey that law every Jew co.uld make it a matter of choice to obey or disobey. And so can every Englishman,, in the same sense, make it a matter of choice to pay Church dues or not. Both must suffer the penalty, however, of their wrong choice, If the Jew chose not to pay, he had the plague as his penalty. If the Englishman choose not to pay, he has much more lenient punishment: some additional law costs to liquidate. It could not be morally right, at one time, that such an Established Church should exist among God's chosen and peculiar people, and yet be morally wrong that an Established Church, similar in its great character as a teacher and instructor of God's people, in God's revealed will, should exist now in this Christian land. St. Paul, not only by his commentary on Mel- chizsdec, in Hebrews, but also by his language in 1st Cor. IX, seems to put the case of ministerial main- tenance in the Church very plainly, when he says- u Even so hath the LORD ordained, that they who preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel." It is not surprising, with such examples as the Old Testament gives,without rebuke—of Rulers in- terfering in matters of religion, and favouring and helping on, by the State power, the teaching of God's will; It is not surprising that with the precedents of National temples, and national worship, favoured by heathen Rulers in the most civilised and powerful of the nations of the heathen world, that Kings once heathen, when becoming Christian, SHOULD think themselves not merely permitted, but bound to help on, and endow Christianity. When I think of Constantine, I can hardly under- stand how he could have done otherwise than favour Christianity as an Emperor. If he looked back, on the past of his glorious country, he saw a State Religion, at Rome, the Capitol and Pantheon—en- riched by successive Rulers, and upheld with all the pomp and circumstance of National worship. If he looked into the Bible he saw not merely what we have noticed before, but David, Solomon, and the Kings of greatest mark, busied in helping on or reforming the Church with all the power which their office gave them. If he looked at the New Testament, he saw nothing there to gainsay or invalidate this course of conduct, which the universal consent of nations and the revealed will of God had stamped with approbation. But, on the contrary, an Inspired Apostle declaring that, as I. they who wait on the altar are always partakers with the altar, Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they who preach the gospel Should live of the Gospel." It would never enter into the thoughts of such a man as Constantine, that though each individual Christian :VqS to regard the precept-" let him that is taught In the word communicate to him that teacheth in all good things," and so forth, yet that there was some- thing in the office of Emperors and Kings that in- capacitated them from observing this, and even made it wicked for them to observe it. I am afraid that all the fraternity of the Liberation Society would have wasled their eloquence in vain on such a Ruler. And they would have' met with no better success, in succeeding ages, with British Princes or Saxon Kings All would be loth to think that they were under certain disabilities in regard to the promotion of i-ligion and that the touch of Kings, deemed effectual to cure the direst ulcers of the human body, was the certain cause of the foulest corruption and wounds in the body of Christ—THE CHURCH. Kings embracing Christianity would naturally and reasonably, from all precedent.sacred and profane, have Something to do with favouring and endowing religion, Ibelieve King Canute—Knut, or Head, as his name Bo eans, (in opposition to King Log,perliaps) would h ive been hopelessly impervious to this new light. It is only the Gladstones, those glidden or slidden stones, of the present day, who gather no moss of experience 'with the roll of years & ages, to check their downward Course, that plunge into these quagmires of fatuity, or dash headlong into those dark abysses of destruction, from which there is scarce any return, but one of toil and danger, back to civilization and the light of Heaven. There can be no doubt that Kings professing the Christian religion, both in England and elsewhere, did favour and endow and legislate for the Church. The privilege of filling vacant bishoprics formed an Undisputed part of the royal prerogative, until the reign of Edward the Confessor. Before the Conquest, as well in consideration of their piety and prudence, as of their possessions, which gave them an interest and influence in the nation, it was found expedient to annex their body (that is the clergy) to that of the laity, in national councils or Wittenagemots—and thus, Bishops, Abbots, and Priors were aitevwards regularly summoned to Parliament. The Bishops and mitred Abbots, by the title of the Baronies, occupied a bench in the superior house, while two doctors, representing the inferior clergy, took their Seats in the House of Commons. Grant's English Church, Vol I. p. 109-111. I feel certain that a generally endowed Church and a fairly endowed Church cannot long exist, unconnected with, and uncon- trolled by the State. The richer and more influential the Church is the more truly popular and national :she is, the more certain she is to become allied to the State, and controlled by it—to be an Estab- lished Church. A Government might be satisfied to look on, with indifference, at the existence of a few Gersoms or Salems, springing up, frail taber- nacles to the preachers, for a brief space; and 8ooa to fade away and die. But no strong Civil government, certainly no stroDg and effective Monarchy, will long allow such a Church, as that jjf England, to be wholly disestablished and free Sm check or control. It must keep the spirituality 111 some subjection, either by means of law or poverty. If the Church is to be entirely free from the civil power, then, as in its undeveloped state, *t its very commencement, the order may be 1 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your ^rses, nor scrip for your journey, neither two r°ats, neither shoes, nor yet staves for you shall pekPoor; or be robbed and made poor. But when prist's followers were more advanced, and better t,k,u,bt, and more numerous; and when the work r,, Christ on earth was nearly completed, and the hurch was to be commissioned to disciple all the » entles, then the order runs But now, he that a purse, let him take it, and likewise his an he that hath no sword, let him buy one. v'dinary methods of support.and defence must be ^§*rded and kept in view henceforth. The Church 8 to accept all the riches they were offered, and *^aCCef>t Protect^on fr°m w^° beareth not the opd in vain, but is an avenger to execute punish- i"thut on evil doers. No one can safely overlook ] iew,of .Gospel I do not pretend to treat the subject of Church Establishments in a formal or exhaustive manner. I have rather thrown together thoughts which reconcile me, in great measure, to the statu quo of the Church of England, which I think rea- sonable and Scriptural. I know that many excellent men, in the Church, from mistaken views of human nature, whether ay or clerical, and from an ill-founded belief, that an unshackled, uncontrolled, disestablished Church would be much purer, and more influential for good, than an Established one, desire to free the Church from the State not merely in Ireland, but in England also. Others, I fear. there are who, smitten with a lust for power over the souls of men, and allured by visions of a United Christen- dom, in which the Roman Pontiff is to reign supreme, urge on something like the principle of the end justifying the means-the disestablishment of the English Church. But I feel certain that the disestablished English Church will be certainly dis- endowed also, or reduced to a safe poverty. Do not let us runaway with the notion, then, that we shall carry off our riches with us, to work without let or hindrance, how we please and where we please. If we renounce the State as too profane a companion fo, the Church, then the State will lose its self-respect, and become profane, and rob God's Church. And this is, in the old fashioned morals of the prophet Malachi, to rob God himself. I, Will a man rob Gon? Yet ye have robbed me." there- in ? In tithes aud offerings." It is possible, too, thus to inherit a curse, a national one. For "ye are cursed," saith the prophet, with a curse, because of this conduct; for ye have robbed me," in this way, "even this whole Nation." Let us be wiser. I am, Dear Sir, Your faithful servant, PRESBYTER CAMBRESSIS. II1II'