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100 years ago

Drinking and profanity

100 years ago: IF THE Bill which the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London are promoting for the closing of public-houses on Sunday is carried, it will speedily be necessary to deal stringently with the private drinking-saloons, which, under the guise of clubs, are exempt from interference, at present.

Home Rule protest

100 years ago: THERE was an amazing concourse in Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon of protesters against the coercion of Ulster. How large it was we have no means of estimating, but that it was an enormous throng there can be no doubt at all. 

Curragh incident: not a mutiny

100 years ago: SINCE we last wrote there has been, in the political sphere, an astonishing sequence of events. Behind them lie mysteries concealed from the public eye, but the facts which could not be concealed enable us to form an approximately correct estimate of the doings within the secret councils of the Ministry.

New era at Bury St Edmunds

100 years ago: THE festival of Our Lady was observed in the county of Suffolk with the inauguration of a new era in the history of the Church in East Anglia. St Edmundsbury became on Wednesday the seat of a Bishop, and the parish church of St James assumed Cathedral rank, when the first Bishop of the new See was solemnly enthroned. 

Tragedy at the Figaro

100 years ago: ON MONDAY the office of the Figaro in Paris was the scene ofa shocking tragedy, when the Editor of that journal was murdered by the wife of the Minister of Finance, M. Caillaux.

‘The Rokeby Venus’ attacked

100 years ago: A woman who was at large under Mr McKenna's "Cat and Mouse" Act went into the National Gallery on Tuesday, and slashed and mutilated the Rokeby Venus, a recent acquisition for the nation, said to be the work of Velasquez. 

Murder most foul in Mexico

100 years ago: IN THE House of Commons, on Monday, Sir Edward Grey replied to questions addressed to him on the subject of the murder of Mr Benton in Mexico. Something ought to be done, something will be done, was the burden of his replies, but the question is, By whom will it be done?

Kikuyu and Muslims

100 years ago: A BY-PRODUCT of the Kikuyu controversy is a Protest of Mohammedans against the attitude of Christian missions towards the religion of Islam. That religion, they maintain, is as pure as Christianity, if indeed it is not a purer faith. 

Immaculate confusion

100 years ago: AN AMAZING announcement was recently made to the English Press with reference to the resignation, by Dr Aked, of his pulpit ina Presbyterian chapel at San Francisco, and the presidentship of the San Francisco Church Federation

Protests in Convocation

100 years ago: BOTH Houses of the Convocation of Canterbury and the House of Laymen met at the Church House on Tuesday. In the Upper House the Bishop of London presented a petition, signed by 676 priests of his diocese, expressing alarm at the uncondemned denial of the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection of our Lord

Church and State inquiry

100 years ago: THE appointment by the Archbishop of Canterbury of a Commission to inquire into the relations of Church and State in this country is a step long desired and much to be commended. 

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