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in causing the Eyidence Amend- ment Bill to be passedj which legalized purely secular affirma- tions, Mr. Holyoake having often incurred loss and public outrage through refusing all his life to take an oath. He suggested and furnished the scheme of the series of Blue Books issued by Lord Clarendon, prepared by the Foreign Office on the "Condition of the Industrial Classes in Foreign Coun- tries." It was on his suggestion, made when Lord John Manners was Commissioner of Works, that the limelight was placed over the clock tower at Westannster, to denote at night when Parliament was sit- ting. His most recent work is the " Life of Joseph Kayner Stephens, Preacher, and Political Orator." In 1882 he a second time visited Canada and the United States to propose to the Governments of both countries to issue an Emigrant Guide-Book, to be prepared and published on their authority, Mr. Gladstone making Mr. Holyoake a grant from the Public Service Fimd in aid of this object. Mr. Holyoake is editor of the Present, a secular and co-operative review.

HOME, Daniel Douolas, known for several years in connection with spiritual manifestations, comes of a Scotch family, and was born in 1833, near Edinburgh. He has visited nearly every country in Europe, and is understood to have been extensively considted by crowned heads. In 1864 he was ordered to quit Rome, the authori- ties being naturally unwilling to allow such a person to remain in the Pope's dominions. In an auto- biographical sketch, '* Incidents in my Life," published in 1863, in which he enters into the rationale of spiritualism, he says, " The only good I have ever derived from ' the gift' is the knowledge that many who had never believed in a future existence are now happy, through me, in the certitude of the ' life to come.'" In the trial pf Lyon v.

Home, the plaintiif sought to re- cover je60,000 stock, given to Home at the alleged command of her de- ceased husband's spirit, between Oct., 1866, and Feb., 1867. The suit was instituted on the 15th of June, 1867, and the hearing lasted from the 21st April to the 1st May,. 1868. A verdict was given for the plaintiff by the Vice-Chancellor,. Sir G. M. Giffard, on the 22nd May. In concluding, the judge said that "the system, as presented by the evidence, w mischievous nonsense ; well calcTuated, on the one hand, to delude the vain, the weak, the foolish, and the superstitious ; and, on the other, to assist the projects of the needy and the adventurer." A second series of "Incidents in my Life" was published by Mr, Home in 1872. In 1858 he married the daughter of a Kussian noble- man, god-daughter of the Emperor Nicholas. She died in 1862, leaving a son. In 1871 Mr. Home married again a Russian lady of noble birth. HONOLULU, Bishop op. (See:

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HOOD, The Rev. Edwin Pax- ton, son of an old English sailor, who served under Nelson in Hie T4m4raire, born at Westminster in^ 1820, was educated privately. He has been for many years a minister of the Independent denomination,, and preaches in London. He was for many years the editor of the Eclectic Review, and for some years. edited the Preacher's Lantern. He has written "Wordsworth, a Bio- graphy," " The Age and its Archi- tects," "A Life of Swedenborg,'* " Self -Formation," "The Peerage of Poverty," "The Dark Days of Queen Mary," *' The Gt)lden Times of Queen Bess," " Dream Land and Ghost Land," "Genius and In- dustry," " Literature of Labour," " Old England," " Mental and Moral Philosophy of Laughter," "Self- Education," "The Uses of Bio- graphy. Romantic, Philosophic, and Didactic," "Dark Sayings on a Harp," and "The Earnest Minis*