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| Prinee of Wales.at Washiagtcm. j Captain Sir Bryan. Godfrey-Faussett, R.N., Equerry-in-Waiting> deposited a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Tuesday morning on behalf of the King and Queen. The King's investitures have been in abeyance for a few weeks, but- yesterday they were resumed. The Prince of Wales arrived at Washington on Tuesday' and received a hearty wel- come. The train which conveyed H.R.H. from Ottawa to Washington loffc the former place at 4.30 on Monday afternoon. The frontier waa crossed at ■ Rouse Point. A very pretty scene was enacted here. A bevy of cheering girls held up over their shoulders a large flag uniting the Union Jack and the Star. and Stripes as a symbol of Anglo- American friendship. Mr. learning, the Secretary of State, and Major-General Biddle and Rear-Admiral Neblack, and other important United States repre- sentatives, met the Prince at the fron- tier. The guard of honour was provided by a detachment of the Bird United Sbates Infantry. Lord Brassey's Accident- AT the time of writing, Lord Brassey's condition is said to be still a-matter of x anxiety, He was knocked down by a taxi-cab at Westminster seme days ago, and is suffering from concussion. Lord Brassey has done mfcch for Church finance .and takes the liveliest and most practical interest in the Central ChLire4 Fund. He, like liis father, has qualified t;- for a master's certificate fgr yicht- owners. '.At the-outbftsak of the war he raised the 2nd West Kent Yeomanry. I trust he will quickly recover rom his accident. The Health of .Two Bishops. LA.ST Sunday a. memorial was to have been dedicated at the Church of the Ascension, Bath, by the Bishop of LLdh and Wells, but the dedication was carried out by Prebendary Hoets. The Bishop could not attend as the doctor ;had forbidden him to venture out. I hope that by now the Bishop is once more out and about. I am glad, by the way, to know that another distinguished Churchman, 'the Bishop of Lewes, is making an excellent recovery from 'his recant operation* -P, A Well "'Whipped" Bill. | I WAS in., the Lobby ot tho House or S .-Commons last Friday, and, was struck | with the intense keenness of those Churchmen who were acting as Whips. Several experienced Members told me that they had never known a private Bill so nvell Whipped as the En- abling Bill." The three leaders were threo. young laymen, Lord Wolmer, who has given all his energies to the cause for the last year, Major T. D, Birchail, Who is nuking a r^utation, for himself, and. Major Joseph, Ntll, M.P. -for Hulnie, and a keeii supporter of the C.M.S. These three held the bridge, and the result of the division gave them r great satisfaction. f Vicar of Brighton's Zeal- • IN the outside Lobby, at 11.40 a.m. on t .Friday, I saw the stalwart Canon F. Dormer Pierce, Vicar of Brighton, lead- j ? ing in supporters of the Enabling Bill. j- Canon Pieroo is -full of vigour, and one 1 f friend of mine, who was at the Visitors' Cliateau in France, still remembers his ? readiness to give certain members of the B.E.F. an opportunity of Holy Com- munion, which they had not had for over a year. Canon "Pierce was a visitor to the Front, and celebrated earlyolle morning for the staff at the chateau, L who had been forgotfen by the Chap- lai:u&' Department. 1 New Dean of Winchester., IN succession to Dr. Furneaux, the Venerable W. H. Hutton, Archdeacon of Northampton and Canon Residentiary of Peterborough since 1911, has been ap- pointed Dean of Winchester., The new Dean will be recognised as an old con- tributor to the C.F.N. He is a Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, and Reader in Indian History to the Univer- sity. The Archdeacon is an authority on ecclesiastical history and has written several books, including William Laud, The Church of the Sixth Century y. Short History of the Church in Great rBritain; Letters of Bishop Stubbs, and Highways £ 7id Byways vh Shahesp card's Country; The tiew Dean will have charge of one of bur mosb glorious Cathedrals. I shall be surprised if he is not induced to write ,i -history of the building and describe )some of the great scenes which have been enacted within its walls" /> Oxford House Bishops. I A MOST interesting gathering ;was held on November 8 at Oxford House, Bethnal ¡ Green, on the occasion of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the opening of the Oxford House Club. Among those present were ^the Rev. and Hon. James Adderly, who with Mr. Douglas Eyre fdunded the d ub, and the Rev. F. A. Iremonger, Chairman of the Life and Liberty." Movement. It is a remarkable fact that no fewer than seven old Oxford House workers are now Bishops. I Peer Mission. THE RIGHT HON. AND REV. THE LOUD -Thxtklow left England on Tuesday, November 11, to proceed to* the chief ports of the Mediterranean, for the pur- pose of inspecting the work done by the Missions to Seamen and the Gibraltar', Mission to Seamen among the sailors frequenting those ports. It is .intended to extend this work in accordance with the exigencies locally occurring. Lord Thurlow is the Vicar of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and was formerly assistant superintendent of the Missions to Seamen. ¡ New City Sectors. IN succession, to the Rev. Ernest N. SKarpe, the King has approved the ap- pointment of the Rev. H. A. Eayn&s to the rectory of St. Mary Vf oolnoth. Mr. Raynes was formerly Home Superin- tendent of the British and Foreign Bible Society. It may be- recalled that another Bible Society Secretary—the Rev. Tay- lor.—'is-Vicar of St. Bride's, Fleet-street. Bishop Bury, who for three years Jiaa been at St. Peter's, Vere-street, is again to become a, City Rector, having accepted the benefice of St. Anne's, GresBam- street. Now that he is to resume his work on the Continent, the Bishop ¡ feels unable to meet the claims of an iinportant sphere like St. Peter's. Pelmanism for the Blind. I WITHIN- a. brief period Peliuanism. will make its appearance in Braille t pt-, for the benefit primarily of inmates of St. Diinstan's. This achievement is due, in the first instance, to Sir Arthur Pear- son's inspiration. Sir Arthur-appealed to the Peln^an Institute to contribute in kind to tb.e-voilderfcl work which St. is carrying on .for those who have lost th-eir sight, and the directors of the Pel/man Institute generously re- sponded by forming special committee of psychological experts to discover a practical means of adapting Pelman principles and exercises to the needs of the blind. Sir Arthur Pearsma' A Generosity. This special course is being printed in I' Braille at Sir Arthur Pearson's expense, and will at fi rst.be- issued solely to, in- mates at St. Dunstan's, but arrange- ments are being made whereby its bene- fits, may be ultimately extended to men and women of.all classes who, being de- prived of sight, are anxious to avail themselves of the special trainihg in sense development which .Pelmanism can give. Great, credit is due both to Sir Arthur Pearson and to the Pelman In- stitute for the public spirit they have shown in the enterprise, which it may be remarked has been undertaken with no idea of commercial profit, the courso,ve- ing supplied at a purely nominal cost, sufficient only to cover the actual out- goings. •: Unseemly Confetti. Concetti throwing Iflt weddings has been condemned by various clergymen, but the Sev. J. A. Richards, Vicar of Maryport, Cumberland, advocates strong measures in order to put down the custom. "All right-thin.lc.ijjg people must realise," says the Vicar, "how unseemly it is for a. couple to stand before" the altar literally dripping with confetti. The practice is also unkind. The wedding- day is a great event in a girl's life. Much time and money have been ex- pended on the costumes. The bride .and the bridesmaids take a pride in looking their best, and it is abominable that vulr gar, brainless people shoidd be allowed to smother tiiean with confetti. „ "Strong measures should be taken to put this down. An action for assault would probably be successful. We wish to give notice that people coyercd. with confetti will hot be allowed to enter St. Mary's. They will have to go away and coone back to the church in a decent sand fitting condition before, the ceremony can proceed." What is the Origin ? CAN any of my readers throw light on the origin of the custom? Has it any- thing to do with the beautiful custom of strewing t.he bridal path witii flowers? ',i ¡( 14Vanished Po't-.ipr. of Yesterday." LAST week's Book Window" con- tained" very interesting stories from that entertaining book called The Varnished Pomps of Yesterday, by .a. British diplomat (Hodder and 8 tough, ton). Here are. i, few more. Forty years ago, says this diplomat, the fastest trains took 'forfcy-fiye to cover theJ.,050 miles between. Berlin and Petrograd. At Wirballen the German train would stop, for whereas the Ger- ma-n railways are built to the standard European gauge of 4 feet 8 incites, the ,Russian, lines were laid to a gauge- of 5 fed 1 inch. This gauge had been de- liberately chosen to prevent the invasion of Russia jky her Western neighbour. This was to prove an absolutely illusory safegmwd, for, as events have shown, nothing is easier than to narrow a. rail- way track. To broaden it is often quite impossible. The cunning little J-aps found this out during the 'Russo- Japanese War. They s-arrowed the broad Russian, lines to their own gauge of' feet 6 inches, and then sawed off the ends of- the sleepers with portable circu- lar saws, thus making it impossible for the Russians to re-lay the rails on the broad gauge. Rubinstein "Liszt. LISZT, ydien passing through Berlin, always dined at the British .Embassy and played p(i the company afterwards. Lord Ampthillonc asked Liszt where he placed Rubinstein as a pianist. "Rubin- stein is, without any question whatever, the first pianist in the world," -'an- swered Lifefc. without hesitation. "But you are forgetting yourself, Abbe," sug- gested the Ambassador. "Ieh," said Liszt, striking his chest, "Ich bin (ler, einzige pianist der welt (" I; I am the only pianisi; in the world.") Rubinstein and Rag-time. Rubinstein, according, to this writer, absolutely ruined the effect of aft his own compositions by the tremendous pace at which he played them. It was as though he were longing to be through with the whole Jhing. His Melody in F,' familiar to every schoolgirl,%l\e' took zrt such a pace that I really believe the viru- lent germ which forty years afterwards was to .develop into Rag-time, and to conquer the whole world with its mad- dening syncopated strains, came into being and was evoked by Rubinstein him- self out of, his own long-suffering 'Melody in F.' Sullivan's Tribute to Russian Choir, BoyA. WHEN Afcthur Sullivan, the composer, w,as in Petrograd, lie went to the prac- tice of the Emperor's private church choir.. Sullivan was passionately de- voted to unaccoinpanied part-singing, and those familiar with his delightful light operas will retneojber how he intro- duced into almost every one of them an unaccompanied madrigal or a. sextet, Sullivan remarked that lie would not have believed it possible for human voices to obtain the string-like effect of tnese Russian choirs. He that although six English singing-boys would probably evolve a greater body of sound than twelve Russian boys, no, English choir- boy .could" ,ad1Ïeve tiifc silvery tone these musical little Muscovites produced. A Cow in a- Bedroom. SOME of the countless moujiks em- ployed in the Winter Palace of -Petro- grad had vast unauthorised colonies of •their relatives living with them on the top floor of the building. In one bed- room. a full-grown cow was found, placidly chewing the cud. One of the moujiks had smuggled it in as a new- born calf, bad brought it up by hand, and afterwards fed it on hay purloined from the stables.v Though it may have kept his family well provided with milk, stabling a cow in a bedroom ■ unprovided with proper drainage, on the top floor of a building, is not a proceeding to be un- duly encouraged nor does it tend to the sanitary amenities of a palace." ,o? Women to the Fore. FTOCTEK evidence of the way women ara coming to the fore in Church life is afforded by the formation, in the Dio- cese of Canterbury, of a Women's Dio? oesan Counfeil. The Archbishop a-nd the Bishop of Dover are fully in sympathy with the movement, and the constitution of the new council is being settled. Apropos the discussion on the Ministry of Women, the Bishop of Winchester stad a few days ago tlptt all the Bishops are opposed' to the admission of women to the priesthood, but the majority Cf them acknowledge that women should have a larger share in the vvork of the Church. I hope their Lord- ships will put their belief into practice without, unnecessary delay by permitting duly authorised women to preach in oon- secrated churches.1 t r; New Master of 4he Temple. I Among- the names of those mentioned I as possible successors to "Dr. Barnes' in I the of t'hjg Temple is that of I the Rev. E. M. Walker, Senior Tutor and Fellow of 'Queen's College, .Ox-, ford. If the choice of the Crown fell on him the learned pongregation of the Temple would have a preacher very much to their taste—ratlier cold, per- haps, as is the way of the pure intel- lectuarl, and strictly formal in style, but extraordinarily keen, fluent and sure. Air. Walker is a-swift talker and a, formidable antagonist, for ho keeps all his ideas ranged in perfect order on almost any topic under the sun. It does not matter whether it is some abstruse point of Greek history—Iris own .particular subject as a lecturer—or the constitution of the United Sta-tes or Fiji,-or butter-making in Ireland, or the breeding of Berkshire pigs, or Univei*- sity relkxrin, or labour legislation, or the ,I shortest route across country, he yill pour forth on eaiJJ. alike a stream of facts and shrewd conjecture, and always there is the sure conclusion. A Good Tory. Mr. Walker is a good Tory, with as shrewd -an eye for the weaknesses and-— dare we 'say ?—impost ures of Democracy as the Dean of St. Paul's, and the same courage in uttering bis real opinions. What Oxford thinks of Mr. Walker may l gauged from the fact that the Uni- versity chose him as its senior repre- sentative on an important delegation to ( the United States, and it was humor- ously suggested at the tinle of "his' ap- pointment that when lie got there the Americans would find that lie knew more a,bout them-and then* institutions I than they knew themselves. Two rattier recent sermons of his, preached at St Mary'S' before the Univ?.rsi.tj% one on "The Wisdom of the "World and tho Wisdom of Christ/' and the. other on "The Pc-wer to Crucify," provoked' much discussion in Oxford fa the time and in their published form have been widely read. i Bequests to a Heywood Parish. AMONG the charitable bequests made by Miss Elizabeth. Richardson, of Hey- wood, Lancashire, who died on August 13 are £ 1,500 to the trustees of the Heady Hill Church of England School for the benefit of the school, £ 1,000 to the Vicar and churchwardens of St. ,James, Heywood, for the general' purposes of the .patish, and ,£100 to the Waifs and Strays Society. Heywood. After making certain other bequests Miss Richardson left the residue to the Vicar and churchwardens of St. James', Hey- wood, for the benefit of St." 4nn'<8 Mis- sion, JEeywood. Miss- Richardson left estate of the gross value of £8;422. Clerical Handymen. IT is often asserted that" the clergy, as a class, are lacking iunpractical ability in regard to things of everyday life as compared with their fellow men. It is perhaps, therefore, of interest, to record the various requests and duties which have fallen upon .one clergyman, at'any I rate, during ten years of ministry. He has been sent for to repair a neighbour's electric light which had lie has in- stalled electric bel!s1 worked the X-ray apparatus at the local hospital, and* spent many ,a. midnight hour developing plates in preparation for an operation next day. Having some knowledge of "first aid," ho h,-us received several calls to as- sist in the removal of patients to hospi- I tal, done duty with the local ambulance brigade in air raids, and incidentally dealts with sundry accidents whicli. oc- curred in. the neighbourhood. Parochial tableaux and lantern lectures have found him as limelight operator, scene shifter and stage manager as occasion required ho has taken his turn with the ringers in the belfry and rung for weddings, funerals and the passing of an old yea.r; while requests to "burgle" houses for those who have lost their keys, mind cycles for parishioners and run "flag days" have been numerous, to say no- thing of dealing with broken cisterns and water pipes. » t I' I>og'3 Grave in Churchyard. IN, i-lic old churchyard belonging I" tho PaÔsh Church, Widcombe, Bath, is to be seen a tombstone to a pet dog and tears the inscription, "Armetta," There is I no date nor any local tradition when tha burial took place, but;, it is believed to be the only instance where a dog has been buried in consecrated ground. Drain Pipe as Alms Box. SOMETHING of a. novelty in aim* boxes is to be found at All Saints' Parish Church, Rig-hams, Park. When the church was dedicated an alms box was required somewhat hurriedly, and the' only receptacle available at the time was a drain pipe which had been left behind s by the builders; in the emergency it was promptly put to a practical use nea.r the main entrance wl](\)l'c, with the addition, of a cover it has stood fulfilling iis pur- pose ever since.. Gloucester Cathedral Organ. GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL'S organ is to be completely rebuilt. The funds for the purpose have-been provided by Sir James and Lady Horlick as a. memorial to their son, Major jHor.lick, who'died on active service. The Dean and Chapter have expressed their gratitude to the donors. and it is hoped to complete the work in the early summer of next year. Use present organ is venerable in point of age, dating back to 1660, when it vras builthy Harris. Yorkshire Wroftg about Cornwall. Ih. GVZ WAP.MAX, Bishop of Truro, on his first visit to Falmouth, where it is* proposed to erect new schools in memory of Canons Christopherson ahd King (former, rectors), said he was told on leaving Yorkshire be was coming to a quaint and weird people inhabiting t.hat strange land! They could not give a warm Yorkshire welcome, and every- thing in Cornwall was extremely slow. No man could have had a warmer wel- come than he, and after a few days in Cornwall he felt himself a very old Bishop of Truro. So the people ofx Yorkshire were about as remote for accuracy ;13 they could be. London's Garden City. London's proposed new suburb, at Welwyn, has one essential feature which is a new departure* in the development* of garacii cities. It has been carefully chosen as 'a position to which London manufacturers are likely to be attracted. Too many of' us who work in London waste our precious hours of leisure in the 'bus or the tube. There arc prob- ably many manual and clerical workers who would be glad to save their dailv journey if they could find congenial work in pleasant social surroundings. Welwyn will, be healthy tip children will have gardens .and playgrounds as the laruj is cheap, factory sites will be offered at considerably lower rates than those paid in London. Rates, gas. water and elec- tricity charges should also be lower. Parsons' Wives in Parliament. A Wfjsx'COVSTKY VICAR writes me the following :— "Vicars, rectors, and especially bishops are expected in this twentieth century to have able and eloquent wives r- to assist in the work of parish and dio- cese. A lord's wife is now a candidate for her husband's recent seat in Parliament, and, should she succeed, the Lt>rds and Commons H both be represented from the same breakfast-table. The Arch- bishop of Canterbury dapreeaijgp the election, of clergymen to the House of Commons, and it is well they should keep aloof from party strife. In a few cases some of them could do good work as noltc- party social reformers, but few of them could do justice also to their parochial work. But, if Lady Astor. succeeds at I Plymouth we may hear-of vicars' wives— who are familiar with the problems of I housing, sanitation, and the difficulties of young women bet ween the school sand ¡ the marrying periods—could do exc-cl-' lent work in Parliament. Their pres- ence there might have spared the Wel.-h^ Church and the tithe paid clergy from recent injustice. And the £400 a year (far above the average clerical income) would materially assist the dc-pleted household ex chequer." I • • URATCHAIAN.

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