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The Bishop of Lincoln has issued a Lenten pastoral letter, in which he refers to what ! he terms "our present trouble" in the following terms: knows how weak we are, and how easily we excuse ourselves from the discipline to which the church year by year invites us. Therefore He gives us from time to time, as tokens of His love, special opportunities of suffering through what seemed to be the mere circumstances of our lives. Bo it is just now in our own diocese. God has allowed trouble to come to us. I say ‘ come to us,’ because, thank God, it has come from without rather than fropi amongst ourselves, but still it is upon us.” Recording to the latest official report from America the population of the United States numbers no fewer than 61,702,000 souls. Up to the year 1888 the number of persons of different nationalities who, from many causes, hsffi ceased to find a foothold upon their native soil was given as followsOf Englishmen in the United States there sire 114,000; Germans, 110,000; Italians, 46,000; of Norwegians there are 18,000; Swedes, 61,000; of Austrians, 20,000; and of Bohemians, 14,000 souls. The number of Frenchmen who have emigrated to the States Is comparatively small, and the major part of these went on to La Flata.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Evening Star, Issue 7920, 30 May 1889

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Evening Star, Issue 7920, 30 May 1889