CONSECRATION OF A BISHOP.
The Rev H. St Montgomery, M.A., Vicar of St Mary's, Kennington, who was nominated m March last for the Bishopric of Tasmania, rendered vacant m consequence of the acceptance by Dr Sandford of the Coadjutorship to the Bishop of Durham, was consecrated Bishop of Tasmania at Westminster Abbey yesterday. In the course of the proceedings, the Bishop elect referred to the colossal growth of Australia, and expressed the opinion that before the close of the century the responsibility of Great Britain would embrace one-fourth of the human race. He deplored the indifference of British statesmen to maintaining the political connection between Great Britain and the colonies.
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