May 11, 1882 pg 7
Tint Assisstsirtosn is Iexxaxd. The Psolocctor remarked that the House could hardly? begin business without reference to the terrible tragedy which had occurred in Ireland, and be was sure that the members of the House would desire to express as a body a share in the feeling expressed throughout the country with regard to the fearful act by which the sister country had just been disgraced. The blood of the" murdered members of the Government called out from the ground. This was not, unfortunately, tbe first time by many that innocent blood had been shod to the sister country ; but these murders had brought out in distirxt lines the boldness boldness which crime had attained. It was now dearly, seen that the crimes did not arise from private spite so much as from political animciity. The Lower House of Convocation Convocation was not the place in which to discuss political questions questions ; but he felt that the members would desire to express their horror of the crime, and sympathy with those who were suffering from the perpetration of that crime, as also with the Government, and with those at every political party who were desirous of' doing that which waa riRiiw. Ca.vo WiixiiMSOJr presented a pram - mm praying the Upper House to concur to asking for a day of humiliation and prayer for the state of Ir aland, and he moved that this should le discussed as an crtscuftn ticri. The motion was seconded, and after some discussion, the House agreed on the following address to the Upper House : , That the present condition of Her Majesty Dominions is. such as to caure grave anxiety : - that it is according to the mind of God, as revealed to Holy Scriptures, Scriptures, that nations to" their time of need should set apart a day of national humiliation, intercession, and thanksgivicg ; that recent horrible murders have so affected the whole of the kingdom a to prepare it for the observance of such a day. ikurmaTsded, That their Lordships Lordships of the Upper House be respectfully requested to consider consider the propriety of (1) To endeavour to obtain the. setting apart of a day for national intercession, or, failing that 2) to appoint by their own authority a day on which as many people as. possible may unite to humble supplication to Almighty God." The House then adjourned. 1n Ttva, - TTnntA' , icmf.tMl nttr.il srpstppdav. Lord Mwynne Compton presiding. Canon Wilkinson presented y formal! y a gravamen on the Salvation Army; it a sigted by many members of the House. The gravamen spoke of rdigious svices ! the great perplexity caused to tne clergy as to tceir oucy witn regaru so tne society 01 unnius comrauiu the Salvation Army, which was safd to have 301 branches, W5 " officers." to hold 5.C00 services weekly, and to provide provide sitting room for 26,000 persons. The tlrfvrpwiHtum attacked to the schedule of the aram'nafwas : That j their lordship of the Upper House be respectfully re - ; j quested to take such steps as they may deem desirable to ' ascertain the tenets and practices of this society. and, after such examination, to consider how far it is possible to attach it to the Church, and generally, to advise the clergy as to their duty to regard to it." . , ; The Easter Volunteer Review at Portsmouth was the subject of a gravamen by Prebendary Stephen, who con', con', aidered that the movemmt of troops on Good Friday was a rreat scandal, and that strna ahould be taken to avoid tho repetition of action which prevented those engaged The House discussed at lerurth the object of lay assem blies to connexion with the Church, and at Its rising adjourned adjourned until to - day. " .