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THE REV. THOMAS CONNELLAN, - The Gospel Magazine

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seem, to teach our guests what they should or should not believe?

May I remind this Society that France is not a Protestant country,

and that the spiritual interests of the men of the French Fleet are

safe in the hands of their own Chaplain, who, being himself a guest

in our midst, is precluded from giving expression to his feelings with

regard to such conduct. The want of tact shown by this Society makes

one doubt whether this Bible propaganda ever does any good, but on

this occasion, at any rate, the zeal shown is certainly in bad taste, and,

to say the least, utterly uncalled for, and I am sure that all fair-minded

people will agree with me in this matter.-Believe me, yours truly,

H. Russell, Royal Naval Chaplain." Need we add that the writer

of this bitter attack on the Bible is a Roman Catholic priest ?--A

link connecting the present day with the middle ages seems forged

anew when we hear of the old shaft in which the father of the great

Reformer, Martin Luther, worked, being reopened for mining operations.

Luther's father went from Mohra, in Thiiringen, to the district of

Kupfersuhl, in order to follow his vocation as a miner in the copper

mines there. The old shaft has long been closed down,but now it

has been reopened for fresh mining operations. It is sixty metres

deep, and has recently given a very good yield. The company now

owning the works has its offices in Eisenach, the little town where

young Martin -sang among the street choristers, and upon which in

later years he probably often looked down when suffering friendly

imprisonment on the Wartburg, after his stormy utterances at the

Diet of Worms.--In reply to a question put by Mr. Sloan last month

in the House of Commons, the Home Secretary said it was his intention

to introduce a Bill dealing with laundries, which would, among other

things, provide for the inspection of those laundries which were carried

on in Conventual institutions by way of trade and for purposes of

gain.--There are, we fear, many churches throughout the country,

in which the Law of God, as contained in the Ten Commandments,

is not to be found, in accordance with the 82nd Canon, which requires

"that the Ten Commandments be set upon the east end of every church

and chapel, where the people may best see and read the same." The

absence of the Tables of the Law from Evangelical churches is due, in

some cases, to their removal by former Ritualistic inc,umbents, but

steps should certainly be taken to restore them. We need only add

that a fund, founded by the late Mr. Cope Devereux, is administered

by the Church Association, from which grants are made to clergymen

who are desirous of restoring the ". Ten Words." It is due to the laxity

of the Bishops and their Archdeacons that any church in the land is to

be found from which God's Law has been deliberately banished.-­

Mr. Waiter Walsh, writing in the English Churchman, observes:­

" Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the late Parliamentary Session

has been the fate of Lord Llandaff's Bill for revising the Royal

Declaration against Popery. It was introduced with a great flourish

of trumpets, and at once printed; but,. although it has appeared on

the official Proceedings of the House of Lords daily for nearly two

months, no date was fixed for its second reading, and therefore the

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