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Guardian (Newspaper) - April 25, 1900, London, Middlesex NO. 2838.-[ tinder 6ob. ] APRIL 25, 1900. Price principal Contents The 581 Foreign 581 The War in South 581 584 Under 586 The Commonwealth 587 Home 5e7 The Queen's Visit to 588 Norwich Diocesan 588 589 National Union of 590 William 593 Shaw's History of the English 593 Maspero's Passing of the 594 Kipling 594 595 Arnold's Passages in a Wandering Life 595 Drama and 595 590 New 597 Canon Gore's Lent 598 and all Thy Whole Prayers for the The Recital of the Athanasian 600 Code of Honour among the Reading and Poor Tithe Rochester Diocese of the 601 Communion in One St. Factory Irish Children in Phoenix Natal Clergy Distress 602 In Samuel 602 Lewis Woodward 602 Charles 602 The Next Church Congress 003 591,603 a UEEN VICTORIA CLERGY CONTRIBUTIONS to the above Fund will be received at the Office of the and all euch however will be acknowledged in our THE a misunderstanding of instructions by some The Duke of whose deuth at the ago of Long seems to disclaim that and we must seven was announced will be remembered less take the act to have been Why was as an Minister ho attained Cabinet Despatches of this kind do nob get themselves printed and rank at and was three times Lord Privy published in the ordinary course of official Their once and once Secretary for appearance in newspapers is so exceptional that possibly than as a man born to a great no parallel could be found during the last fifty devoted the labours of a keen and restless intellect to the Some one must have specially interested himself in the discussion of numberless both speculative and From a military point of view the publication is The Duko was too independent a man to be a entirely and it is difficult to see any successful and his father's death mado him a good from the civilian It mny natter the less member of the Houso of Lords at the ago of intelligent section of the but it has caused grief Ho was a man in whom the ingenium of his and indignation to all those whose opinion is worth country was combined with a real gift of and Meantime Sir Redvers Buller retains his com maud in but Sir Charles Warren is said to be reverting to a position as Administrator of British At the Norwich Diocesan Conference the Bishop of Norwich devoted a large part of his address to the subject of Clergy Pensions and Clergy Such a choice of subject may no doubt provoke sneers from enemies of tho who will represent tho clergy as absorbed in tho discussion of loaves and But the Bishop was quite and his experience is peculiarly Ifc may not be generally known that in the diocese of Norwich there are far more parishes ihan in any other as against 018 in which conies And though there few fat there are a largo which lean is too mild an under 200?. per of which 169 are under 150?., and under 100?. No wonder under these quite a proportion of the clergy are practically bankrupt at the time of their Wo have got to face tho which the Bishop put before his that in a largo measure endow ments can no longer bo considered as anything but There is no remedy but and systematic almsgiving is a duty which is imperfectly understood and insufficiently whilst many clergy who preach it as a general obligation are shy of asking for money for even though it be not There is plenty of room for different the Clergy Pensions Institution is as far as it but augmentation of benefices and grants to meet cases of individual distress are also Apathy is the cause of the present Parliament reassembles on and we have spoken elsewhere of the most interesting subject which awaits it. The rumours of an early dissolution have received a check I sorely needed from the statement made by Sir Michael Hicks Beach and it is wo hope and moro to ignorance and habitual reliance on endowments than to any rooted indifference or deliberate acquiescence in the starvation of Thursday that he was quite ignorant when the dissolution will take We do not suppose Lord Salisbury him self knows any There of be a certain if any great successes have been achieved in the war before the end of to dissolve then in order to reap a party advantage by a khaki But we hope and believe that Lord Salisbury will show himself superior to such a When things have reached a state in which a final plan for the settlement of South Africa can be devised there will be a real reason for obtaining tho verdict of the Until things are ripe for this the present Parliament will probably even though it is somewhat especially if the summer proves will add but little to the Sir Henry Fowler's address to his constituents at Wolverhampton last week was marked by the same masculine good sense and healthy contempt for catchwords which made him so successful as Indian We are glad to find him speaking strongly of the necessity of imposing a heavy tax on the industry in the Transvaal to pay some part of the expenses of the The terms of settlement which he proposed are in practical agreement with those suggested by Bishop Webb in our columns a fortnight absolute supremacy of the equal rights for all white the widest possible and provision for the just and humane treatment of the Sir Henry Fowler quoted a striking passage from one of the Midlothian but we do not think that Mr. Gladstone can rightly be claimed as a Liberal His actions certainly tended to the restriction rather than to the development and strengthening of our We know some day how and why the confidential documents relating to the Spion Kop disaster were made The Government as a whole is of But there was just a hope that the scandal might turn out to have arisen through a 8HEET. the The has published the papers relating to use of consecrated garrison churches in India for Presbyterian and The decision which has been arrived at is satisfactory to as Dr. Welldon has secured the adoption of his suggestions that the application of the new rules should be confined to Presbyterians and and that in cusp of dispute the appeal should be not to tho local Government or to the but to the We believe that with a little tact and charity cases of difficulty need seldom and that they have seldom but it is another thing that the use of a consecrated church should be claimed as a nor is a military or even a civilian a satisfactory arbitrator on such a The May meetings are beginning even before May has the Church of England Temperance Society and the leading the way this Both these societies meet this year under circumstances of special former for the first time after the tion of the reports of the Licensing the latter for the last time before the commencement of its We are afraid that many societies will have to tell a tale of diminished to the diversion of charity into channels connected with the More interesting than the announcement of any meeting is the notice that the Archbishop of Canterbury will give his decision about reservation on Tuesday next Philip and St. James May 1st, at 11 a.m. We cannot tell what that decision may nor do we claim that it should be beyond but we earnestly trust that ifc will be loyally received and obeyed as the only decision of spiritual authority possible under present and therefore the only alternative to confusion and I subtle dialectical His knowledge of scientific and philosophical thought was singularly and ho approached tho thorny subject of tho relations of science and religion with the double qualification of a scientific investigator and an earnest His Reign of Law and Unity of Nature wore books though they were severely wero acuto and suggestive attempts to grapple with real difficulties and fearlessly to maintain forgotten or unpopular Absolute fearlessness was ono of tho finest traits in a noble The annual conference of tho National Union of Teachers was held lust week at and it is stated that not fower than 42.000 teachers wero The Mr. most of his address to tho question of Security of Tenure for and fell foul of church and of school and voluntary But he showed an inclination to treat exceptional cases as if they were and tho consequences of the alternative to assimilation of the teacher's tenure to that of civil or municipal to bo fully Tho conference with regard to the new education to establish School Boards under name and to invest thorn both with tho rating powers possessed by tho present School Boards and tho control of tho whiskey money which is enjoyed by County and Borough whilst they would have authority over schools of every Tho proposal has a certain attractiveness from its but tho timo is not yet ripe for tho creation of tho county education and when it is created we hope that it will not bo a school elected ail bub a composite board working in organic relation and subordinate County and Borough Wo havo to aim nob at but ab the number of elections and of rating authorities in our system of local A Parliamentary return was last year which gave elaborate information as to tho employment of nearly 150,000 children who or ought to have attending The actual number of school children is no doubt much higher than and tho Committee on of which Sir Charles Elliott is the chairman and Mrs. F. C. Hogg the hon. has been doing a valuable work in calling attention to tho Ifc is quite obvious that the selling of or or in the streets of large cities by mere children is open to grave objection on tho score both of health and of whilst in many cases it makes education a What can be expected of a girl of five who delivers milk for thirty-five hours a or a newspaper boy who sells papers for 100 hours figure sounds as in so many other it is not so much the law which is at fault there is room for as the administration of the Many School attendance and magistrates have very unsatisfactory ideas as to what employments interfere with the efficient elementary instruction of under the existing they are entitled and bound to They generally content themselves with preventing children from working during actual school they ought to and could them from working out of school hours in such a way as to impair the efficiency of their If tho committee can secure this point they will stop a great source of educational leakage and will put an end to a prolific cause of THE WAlt IN SOUTH our Military Not long in speaking of that subject the want of horses at the I pointed out the It the
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