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party drill, however, of course, went forward. The strict organization of the opposition was broken up, and that new order of things was inaugurated, which, within twenty years, has completely changed the aspect and the relations of former parties.
Few of the great names of the strong men who figured in those stirring times, would now be found upon the pages of the Journal. Both of the Bishops gone, and Montgomery and Boyd, Weller and Bedell, and of the laity Merideth, Lowber, North, and Claxton, and scores of others whose images have left a less indelible impression upon my mind. Ah! how much more natural is it for me now to dwell upon the virtues and excellencies, than upon their faults and imperfections! How different was it then! Oh! what an evil and bitter thing party spirit is! When shall those who hope to drink of the new wine of the Kingdom together in perfect love and bliss, learn to drink of the Lord's cup together here, in perfect charity and peace?
KALORAMA, March 1st, 1859.
England. The new Bishop of Bangor is the Ven. James Colquhon Campbell, M.A., Archdeacon of Llandaff, of Trinity College, Cambridge, and since 1844 Rector of the laborious and important parish of Merthyr Tydvil. According to the Church Journal, he is universally spoken of as an indefatigable and highly successful parish priest. The Record adds that he is fully master of the Welsh language, and is a zealous member of the Church Missionary, Bible, Jews', and Pastoral Aid Societies. The indications are that, in ecclesiastical matters, he will sympathize with the body of the Low Church Bishops, whom Lord Palmerston's ministry placed in office. In secular politics he is a tory.
Mr. Poole has commenced an appeal from the Archbishop of Canterbury's late decision affirming that of the Bishop of London. The appeal now goes to the Privy Council. There is little prospect of a reversal except on technical grounds.
The following is the conclusion of the judgment of Dr. Lushington: given as Assessor of the Archbishop of Canterbury:
" It is from a consideration of all these circumstances already commented upon, that a judge must extract what was alleged against Mr. Poole, and what was proved or admitted, and it appears to me the following will be a true statement: That when women who had sinned against the seventh commandment came or were sent to Mr. Poole for confession and absolution, he did, in the sacristy, at their own request, put certain questions to them respecting their violation of the seventh commandment, not in the gross language mentioned; but the questions were such as, in the opinion of the Bishop, would bring scandal on the Church. This, in my judgment, is a definite allegation admitted, save as to the opinion of the Bishop, by Mr. Poole to be true, and to be in fact represented by his advocates as a correct report of Mr. Poole's conduct, and defended by them as right and proper. It is, I think, impossible to read these papers and not come to the conclusion that Mr. Poole had ample opportunity to defend himself against this allegation. The question then for the consideration of his Grace the Archbishop, is narrowed to this single point, whether he is of opinion that the proved and admitted allegations afford, in the language of the statute, good and reasonable cause for the revocation of Mr. Poole's license. The advocates of that gentleman have contended that, by the laws of the Church respecting confession and absolution, he is justified in the course he has pursued, even if not absolutely required so to do. On the other hand, it is maintained in support of the revocation, that the course pursued by Mr. Poole is not necessary, but most dangerous, and likely to produce the most serious mischief to the cause of morality and religion; that if Mr. Poole be right, the whole body of the priests of the Church of England, down to
the youngest, would have a right to follow his example; that such proceeding is not required or justified by the laws of the Church, but is contrary to its spirit and practice."
. The Archbishop pronounced the following judgment: “With the able assistance of my learned assessor I have given the merits and circumstances of this appeal, my most serious and careful consideration. I am of opinion that the proved and admitted allegations afford, in the language of the statute, good and reasonable cause for the revocation of this license, and that the Lord Bishop of London has exercised a good and sound discretion in revoking the same. And I am further of opinion that the course pursued by the appellant is not in accordance with the rubric or doctrine of the Church of England, but most dangerous, and likely to produce most serious mischief to the cause of morality and religion."
The Bill legalizing marriage with a deceased wife's sister, was defeated in the House of Lords, 49 to 39.
The see of Glasgow and Galloway, vacated by the accepted resignation of Bishop Trower, has been filled by the election of the Dean of the Diocese, the Very Rev. W. S. Wilson, M.A., of Ayr. He received 10 votes ; Bishop Eden, of Moray and Ross, 8; and four declined to vote.
THE SPECIAL SERVICES FOR THE WORKING CLASSES.—Exeter Hall was well filled yesterday evening. It is pleasing to observe that the copies of the Litany provided by the Special Services Committee, are almost universally used by the congregations. Among the gentlemen on the platform we observed Lord Henry Cholmondeley, Hon. A. Kinnaird, M.P., Admiral Sir Henry Hope, K.C.B., Sir Francis Goodricke, Dr. Crawford, Rev. Wm. Knight, M.A., Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of London, Rev. Wm. Blood, Rev. A. Hewitt, etc.
The Rev. Edmund Clay, minister of St. Margaret's, Brighton, preached from Colossians 1:20: “Having made peace through the blood of his cross." He introduced his subject by referring to our Saviour's warning to Martha : “But one thing is needful.” Appealing then to the consciences of his hearers, he showed that one thing which all felt to be needful was peace. He proceeded to set forth (1) The nature of this peace. It was a present possession, not something distant or future, but a blessing enjoyed now. “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God.” It was a full peace, a satisfying peace, and an eternally enduring peace. He forcibly contrasted the uncertainty and evanescence of the world's peace with the sure and perpetual peace spoken of in the text, and further illustrated its nature by examples drawn from his own ministerial experience. He went on to show (2) The price and the procurer of this peace--explaining, in a clear and simple manner, the great doctrine of Christ's sacrificial atonement. Coming then to the application of his subject, the Rev. preacher pleaded earnestly with those of his hearers who were trifling with this peace. He next spoke in terms of counsel and encouragement to those who were desiring and longing for it, and he closed by addressing also those who now enjoy it. The congregation listened throughout with fixed attention. The
preacher next Sunday evening will be the Rev. J. Richardson, of St. Mary's Bury St. Edmund's; and on the following Sunday evening, March 20, the Rev. E. Garbett, of St. Bartholomew's, Gray's-Inn-lane. We understand the services will be continued for another series of six Sundays.
New Hampshire.—The fifty-ninth Annual Convention of the Diocese of New. Hampshire assembled in St. Paul's Church, Concord, on Wednesday, May 26, sitting on that and the following day. The following elections were made for the ensuing year:
Preacher of the Missionary Sermon—The Rev. James H. Eames. SubstituteThe Rev. E. A. Renouf.
Deputies to the General Convention : CLERGY—The Rev. Edward Bourns, LL.D., Rev. Messrs. Henry A. Colt, James H. Eames, and Isaac G. Hubbard. LAITYJoshua W. Pierce, David Davis, Simeon Ide, and Justus D. Watson, Esq.
Substitutes—The Rev. Messrs. Hitchcock, Perry, Salter, and Smith, and Messrs. Crosby, Foster, Greenleaf, and Tufts.
Standing Committee.-The Rev. Messrs. Henry A. Coit, James H. Eames, and William A. Hitchcock, and Messrs. 0. A. Clough, W. L. Foster, and J. D. Watson.
Trustees of the General Theological Seminary.-The Rev. Dr. Burroughs, Joshua W. Pierce, Esq. [Dr. Burroughs absolutely declining, the Rev. Henry A. Coit was chosen in his place.]
Treasurer of the Diocese-J. D. Watson, Esq., Manchester.
The Standing Committee met after the adjournment of the Convention, and organized, by choosing the Rev. James H. Eames President, and William L. Foster. Esq., Secretary. The next Convention is to meet in St. Thomas's Church, Dover, on the last Wednesday in May, 1860.
Vermont.The sixty-ninth Annual Convention met on Wednesday, June 1st, at 9 A.M., in St. Paul's Church, Burlington, the Bishop presiding. The Rev. Geo. B. Manser, D.D., of Bennington, was reëlected Secretary; Geo. F. Houghton, Esq., of St. Albans, Assistant Secretary; and Hon. Roderick Richardson, of Montpelier, Treasurer,
The following elections were made for the ensuing year :
Standing Committee.—The Rev. John A. Hicks, D.D., of Rutland; the Rev. A. H. Bailey, of East-Berkshire;, the Rev. C. R. Batchelder, of Highgate; R. G. Cole, Esq., of Burlington; Sylvester Deming, Esq., of Arlington; and the Hon. Roderick Richardson, of Montpelier.
Deputies to the General Convention : CLERICAL.-The Rev. John A. Hicks, D.D., of Rutland; the Rev. Geo. B. Manser, D.D., of Bennington; the Rev. D. H. Buel, of Burlington; and the Rev. F. W. Shelton, of Montpelier LAY-Hon. Isaac F. Redfield, of Windsor ; Thomas H. Canfield, Esq., of Burlington; Sylvester Deming, Esq., of Arlington; and Hon. Edmund Weston, of Randolph.
Alternates : CLERICAL—The Rev. W. T. Webbe, of Middlebury; the Rev. F. A. Wadleigh, of Arlington; the Rev. Chas. Fay, of St. Albans; and the Rev. W. S. Southgate, of Brattleboro. LAY-Hon. T. P. Redfield, of Montpelier; Victor Atwood, Esq., of St. Albans; John C. Roberts, Esq.; and Jas. H. Williams, Esq.
The next Convention will meet in St. Paul's Church, Burlington, on the first Wednesday in June, 1860.
Massachusetts.—The Convention of this Diocese met in Trinity Church, Boston, on Wednesday, May 4th. Instead of the usual Convention Sermon, the Bishop delivered his third Charge to the Clergy.
The following are the elections for ensuing year.
Standing Committee-Rev. John S. Stone, D.D., Rev. Geo. M. Randall, D.D., Rev. Charles Mason, D.D., Wm. Appleton, Otis Daniell, Charles Henry Parker, Esqs.
Deputies to the General Convention-Rev. Samuel B. Shaw, Rev. George M. Ran. dall, D.D., Rev. George Leeds, Rev. E. M. P. Wells, D.D., William Appleton, Samuel L. Crocker, Edward A. Newton, R. C. Winthrop.
Trustees of the General Theological Seminary-Rev. Samuel Fuller, D.D., Rev. Theodore Edson, D.D., Rev. William S. Child, Rev. George M. Randall, D.D., Rev. Samuel B. Shaw, Rev. E. M. P. Wells, D.D., Rev. Theodore W. Snow, Rev. Charles Mason, Robert C. Winthrop, William A. Crocker, and Dr. George C. Shattuck.
Connecticut.—The Annual Convention met at Hartford on June 14.
New Jersey.—The seventy-eighth Annual Convention of the Diocese of NewJersey met in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, Wednesday, May 25. The Convention was organized by the election of Rev. James A. Williams, of Orange, as President; when, after some preliminary business, the election of a Bishop was taken up. The Rev. W. H. Odenheimer, D.D., of Philadelphia, was elected on the thirteenth ballot. On the Standing Committee were elected the Rev. Mr. Williams, the Rev. Dr. Stubbs, the Rev. Mr. Eugene Hoffman, and the Rev. Mr. Merritt; and of the Laity-Mr. J. C. Garthwaite, Judge Ogden, Dr. Babbitt, and Mr. Browning.
The following were elected Deputies to the General Convention :
Clergy-The Rev. Dr. Milo Mahan, the Rev. Dr. Alfred Stubbs, the Rev. C. Dunn, and the Rev. John Kelly. Laity-D. B. Ryall, the Hon. J. W. Miller, J. H. Thompson, M.D., Judge T. P. Carpenter.
The following supplemental deputies were chosen.
Clergy—The Rev. D. Brown, the Rev. V. Bruce, the Rev. E. K. Smith, the Rev. T. F. Billopp. Laity-S. V. Hoffman, J. W. Condit, H. McFarlane, the Hon. B. Williamson.
Pennsylvania.—The Annual Convention met in St. Andrew's Church, Philadelphia, on Tuesday, May 24, at 5 o'clock, when it was called to order by the Right Rev. Samuel Bowman, D.D., the Assistant-Bishop of the Diocese.
John Clayton, Esq., was unanimously reëlected Secretary, and the Rev. John A. Childs Assistant Secretary.
The following were elected Deputies to the General Convention :