100 years ago: In these days of
sentimental bishops and eccentric deans, we seem to be without any
security against the most extreme revolutionary changes, and we
could welcome the reappearance of Wesley, to discourse upon his
former text, with one verbal alteration: "Ye take too much upon
you, ye daughters of Levi."
100 years ago: SOME years ago the career
of Joseph Chamberlain came to a tragic end, and last week his life
was brought to a close.
100 years ago: Throughout the civilized
world the tragic news of this double assassination sent a thrill of
horror, which was immediately followed by a passionate feeling of
pity for the aged Emperor-King in this his crowning sorrow. It is
too early to speculate on the effect this tragedy may have upon the
politics of Europe.
100 years ago: We learn that a large
number of cinematograph plays has been imported from America,
having for their object the visual portrayal of the miseries
resulting from ill-assorted unions, and the happiness attained
through the relief afforded by the Divorce Court.
100 years ago: IT IS very delightful and,
we should hope, of happy augury that the first public function
performed by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales [the future
Duke of Windsor, after his abdication as King Edward VIII] was the
stone-laying of a new church on his own demesne at Kennington.
100 years ago: IN THE appeal they have
made on behalf of the Welsh Church, their Graces, the two Primates,
express their conviction that the principles for which Churchmen
have been contending are bound up with the religious life and
welfare of the land
70 years ago: LISTENERS to the King's
speech on Tuesday evening heard an utterance of manly sincerity in
deep contrast to the apologetic whine and fluffy indecision that
too often pass for religious broadcasting.
100 years ago: IN THE ancient civil
parishes, the resident householders are, with certain exceptions,
eligible for the office of churchwarden. Those exceptions comprise
Jews, minors, aliens, and persons who have been convicted of
felony, perjury, or fraud.
100 years ago: IN 1881 a public cemetery was
opened at Swindon, and at no time since then has a portion of the
ground been consecrated by the Bishop. At last, local Churchmen
have decided to make the demand which the law entitles them to
make. The worthy and wordy Councillors who opposed the claims of
the rate-paying Churchpeople ... are actuated by bigotry.
100 years ago: The visit of the King and
Queen of Denmark to our shores during the past week has again
awakened in us the sentiment of whole-hearted friendship towards
the nation which gave us our Queen-Mother
Question of the week: MR LLOYD GEORGE's
Budget, whatever its other merits or demerits may be, may certainly
claim credit for furnishing a topic for excited discussion. Time
was, and that not remote time, when the Liberal Party stood for
peace, retrenchment, and reform. The peace portion of its motto has
been abandoned for coercion with the sword, and retrenchment has
been displaced by the megalomania of reckless