13 APRIL 1867, Page 3

The Times' Irish correspondent published on Tuesday a rather unfair

document. It is a list of the personal property left by the twenty Irish Bishops who have died since 1822. It is, he says, independent of their estates and settlements made in lifetime. True, but it is also independent of their hereditary wealth. Lord John Beresford, for example, Archbishop of Armagh, is pat down for 70,0001., but how much had he of his own ? We do not quite see the drift of all this. If a Bishop is to be merely a chief priest it might be reasonable, but if he is to be a quasi peer he ought, to be allowed to give his children a provision in some degree adequate to the class in which he is compelled to bring them up.