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Intelligence-Conferences, Baptisms, Anniversaries. THE MIDLAND CONFERENCE will be LOUTH, North-gate.—On Sunday, heldat Kegworth, on Easter Tuesday, February 22, two interesting youthg April 7th, Rev. J. C. Smith, of received the ordinance of baptism. Leicester, to preach in the morning. One the only son of a deacon of the Service to commence at a quarter church; and the other, the elder to eleven.

son of the pastor. The angel that

redeemed me from all evil, bless the THE CHESHIRE CONFERENCE will lads. be held at Wheelock Heath, on Tuesday, the 14th of April next. The

ANNIVERSARIES Rev. W. Taylor, of Stoke-uponTrent, will preach the morning STALYBRIDGE.-On Lord's · day,

February 22nd, 1863, two eloquent BAPTISMS.

sermons were preached by the Rev.

C. H. Clark, of Halifax, after which PETERBOROUGH.-On Lord's - day, collections were made on behalf of February 1st, one young man was our Trust Fund amounting to the baptized and received into the sum of £23 5s. church at Peterborough.

Louth.-The Annual Missionary LINCOLN.-On Lord's-day, Feb. services were held here on Sunday, ruary 22nd, six persons were publicly March 1, and following days. The immersed, on a profession of their Sabbath services were conducted faith in Jesus Christ, in a portable by an interchange of pulpits. The baptistry in the Corn Exchange, Rev. W. Orton preaching in the where the church and congregation Walker-gate chapel, and the Rev. worship on the Lord's-day. On the T. Horsfield at North-gate. The following Sabbath were publicly re- meetings on Monday and Tuesday ceived into the fellowship of the were attended by Rev. H. Wilkinson, church. We have special religions as a deputation of the Society, and services four evenings in the week. were rendered peculiarly interesting Friday evening is set apart for by hisanimated and telling addresses. inquirers. These meetings are conducted by Rev. J. Cookson, M.A., MISCELLANEOUS. whose labours amongst us, and his visiting from house to house THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND A PERhave not been in vain.

SECUTING CHURCII. - We are assured NORTHALLERTON, Yorkshire. On by a correspondent that a farm, a February 25th, Mr. Stubbings bap. few miles from the city of Ely, tized in Brompton chèpel, one person having come to the hammer, an on a profession of his faith in the agent of the Ecclesiastical ComLord Jesus Christ.

W. S. missioners represented to the tenant, WENDOVER, Bucks.-On Thursday who had occupied it for forty years, morning, February 26th, we baptized that if he did not bid against him nine believers. The chapel was (the agent) he should not be turned densely crowded and great solemnity out as long as he lived. He did not prevailed. On the following Sun- bid, but he has now discovered that day, March 1st, these friends with he must leave; the only reason being three others, were received into our that he is a Dissenter, and they are fellowship: We have now four determined that it shall not again be other candidates and many hopeful occupied by a Dissenter! A friend inquirers.

writes from a parish in Herefordshire, SHEEPSHED.-On Sunday morning where a Church-rate is looming in last, March 22nd, two young friends the distance, “They have been were baptized by Mr. Lacey, of telling the farmers around that Loughborough. In the afternoon they shall lose their farms if they they were received into the church. will vote against the Church.' The event was one of interest. Liberator,

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS THE have no manner of doubt. The pro. LINCOLN PROCLAMATION.—It is obcess may be long and tedious, but jected to the proclamation that it is the event will come at last. It is only an ink-and-paper proclamation. among the undoubted certainties of I admit it. The objector might go the future. (Cheering.) It is oba step further, and assert that there jected to the proclamation of freewas a time when this proclamation dom, that it only abolishes slavery was only a thought, a sentiment, an in the rebel States. To me it seems idea—a hope of some radical abo. a blunder that slavery was not litionist – for such it truly was. declared abolished everywhere in But what of it? The world has the Republic. Slavery everywhere never advanced a single inch in the endangers the national cause, and right direction, when the movement should perish everywhere. (Loud could not be traced to some such Applause.) But even in this omis. small beginning. The bill abolish- sion of the proclamation, the evil ing slavery, and giving freedom to is more seeming than real. When eight hundred thousand people in Virginia is a free State, Maryland the West Indies, was a paper bill. cannot be a slave State. When The Reform Bill, that broke up the Missouri is a free State, Kentucky rotten borough system in England, cannot be a slave State. (Cheers.) was a paper bill. The Act of Catholic Slavery must stand or fall together. Emancipation was a paper act, and Strike it at either extreme, either on so was the bill repealing the Corn the head or on the heel, and it dies. Laws. Greater than all, our own A brick knocked down at either end Declaration of Independence was at of the row brings every brick in it one time but ink and paper. (Cheer- to the ground. (Applause.) You ing.) The freedom of the American have heard the story of the Irishman colonies dates from no particular who paid the price of two spursbattle during the war. No man can but refused to carry away but one; tell upon what particular day we won on the ground, as he said, that if he our national independence. But the could make one side of his horse go, birth of our freedom is fixed on the he would risk the other. (Laughter day of the going forth of the De- and cheering.). So I say, if we can claration of Independence. In like strike down slavery in the rebel manner, aftercoming generations States, I will risk the downfall will celebrate the first of January of slavery, in the border_States. as the day which brought liberty (Cheering.) – Speech of Frederick and manhood to the American slaves. Douglass. That this war is to abolish slavery I

Flotes of the Month .

ECCLESIASTICAL. priests, and ex-king, may yet take

his place in the Romish catalogue THE mother of the late king Bomba of saints. A very odd kind of is to be canonized. Would it not pastor certain villagers in Leicesterbe possible, by a little Jesuistry, to shire have found in Rev. J. R. make out that Bomba himself was Redhead, of Thurnby. The Stamdeserving of that honour? Or per- ford hounds met near the village ; haps his feeble son, the creature of some excited villagers

rang the

Notes of the MonthGeneral.

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bells without asking the parson, | The illuminations on the 10th were and forced their way into the belfry | universal. Several fatal accidents —the clergyman having locked the occurred in London and Manchester door. An action has been brought through the universe crush in the against them in the Arches' Court, streets. Seven women lost their and £30 damages awarded. The lives in the metropolis alone. The poor men had nothing to pay, and want of a sufficient number of are now lodged in Leicester county police was the chief cause of the goal.—The vicar of Buxton has re- accidents. France still busies her. fused to bury a young man, the son self with Mexico. The Gallican of the village schoolmaster, because court is said to be the most immoral he was not baptized.-A High and extravagant of any court in Church curate in Essex assures the Europe. It is Charles 2nd's over villagers in his neighbourhood that again. The Poles have secured at the last day all frequenters of sympathy from all classes in Europe chapels and conventicles' will stand - Papist and Protestant. In Spain, on the left, and the church-going Switzerland, Belgium, and of course people will take up their position on in this country, meetings have been the right! Colenso has declined held to express the common sentiwith thanks,' the 'round robin' sent ment. We regret to find that by the bishops, urging him to give Langiewicz, the dictator, has been up his see. The persecution of worsted, and is now a prisoner in Professor Jowett by Drs. Pusey the hands of the Austrians. In and others, is likely to fall through. Italy during the past winter, while

England has been busy collecting GENERAL

money for Lancashire, the natives

of the new kingdom have subscribed The great event of the month has £100,000 for the relief of the been the marriage of the Prince of families who have suffered from Wales. The arrival of the Princess brigandage. Prussia and her desAlexandra in England, and her

potic king and ministers are still at 'progress' through London, are not

open variance. The obstinate mon. likely very soon to be forgotten. arch is repeating the conduct of our The wedding-day, March 10th, was Charles ist. He must take care a general and enthusiastic holiday the people do not repeat the act of throughout the country. Even at the Parliamentarians.

A petition the coronation of Her Majesty the in favour of the release of the rejoicings were neither so general

Spanish Protestant prisoners, is nor so hearty. That God may shield being extensively signed on the the royal pair is the wish of every Continent, chiefly in France. It is heart in the British dominions. addressed to the bigoted queen of Beautifully has the Laureate sung in Spain-Isabella. In a strange fit his · Welcome,'

of economy, the Greeks have reSaxon and Norman and Dane are we,

called their representatives at the But all of us Danes in our welcome of thee, different European courts. At pre

Alexandra. sent no eligible monarch has been

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found for the classical peninsula., term of office. If this be trueThe King of Dahomey has been there is no hope for Lancashire but visited by an English Commodore, by extensive emigration. The diswith a view of persuading him to tress is still fearful in the cotton give up his inhuman' grand custom' districts. The country has been of massacreing hundreds of human grieved by the recent riots of the beings on royal birth-days, &c. Irishry of Stalybridge and Ashton. Commodore Wilmot secured a pro- But for the help of the military, mise that it should be given up in great damage would have been done six months; but no dependence can by the mob. We have no fear that be placed upon this promise. Even any such scenes will be repeated in during the Commodore's visit eight other places, except from a corres. men were killed as a little expression ponding element. It was said, even of honour. One of the intended at the outbreak of the distress, that victims was fortunate enough to the only grumblers at the relief escape to the English ship. The were the low Irish. The avowed news from America indicates a de cause of the disturbance at Staly. cided change in the policy of the bridge was the determination of the Northern Democrats. They have relief committee to give tickets inagreed to support the Lincoln ad stead of money. It was found that ministration through thick and thin. after the money had been distributed 'Greenbacks’ have consequently risen so much drunkenness ensued that in value. It is now said that the the town was every pay-night in an war will be prosecuted with in- uproar. Some diminution was also creasing vigour; and that it is not suggested and begun in the rate of unlikely, supposing no complete relief. The rioters have been seeking change in the fortune of war occurs, to stir up the neighbouring towns, that the struggle will last two years but in vain. longer, or till the end of Lincoln's

Marriages and Deaths.

MARRIAGES.

DEATHS.

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March 17, at the Baptist Chapel,

March 11, at Loughborough, Sawley, by the Rev. W. Underwood, Joseph Brewin, for many years an President of the Chilwell College, officer of the General Baptist Mr. S. A. Bush, Byfield, to Grace, Church, Baxter gate, aged 76. youngest daughter of the late Mr. March 18, of consumption, the Parkinson, of Wilsthorpe. No cards. Rev. Thomas Lovekin," General

Baptist minister of Old Basford. March 26, at Dover-street Chapel, March 22, at Torquay, of con. Leicester, by Rev. J. J. Goadby, sumption, William, the eldest son of Mr. William Buskin, farmer, Sea. Mr. W. Stevenson, of Nottingham. grave Lodge, to Miss Hutchinson, Recently, at Pau, in the Pyrenees, East-street, Leicester.

Sir James Outram, Indian hero.

Missionary Obseruer. .

CONFERENCE AT CUTTACK. Thos. Bailey, who entered the field

shortly after our last Conference, AGAIN we have been permitted to and who united in our deliberations enjoy our Annual Conference in for the first time. May he be eminently Orissa, and the business that has faithful and useful in the blessed occupied our attention has been work to which he has devoted his unusually weighty and important. life. Nor can I forget that during First, let me thankfully inform my the year another interesting addition readers that all the missionaries has been made to our missionary were present. This has not been strength by the removal of Miss the the case for ten years; one or more Packerfrom Calcutta to Berhampore. of the brethren having during this The Society has never before had time been always absent in England. nine missionaries in Orissa, all of A few days before our meeting Mr. them, with one exception, married ; and Mrs. Stubbins, with their the good service which has long daughter; and Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, been rendered to the sacred cause with their three daughters safely by sisters in the Mission is not reached Cuttack. I need not say likely to be forgotteng and besides how warmly and affectiouately we the missionaries' wives there are welcomedourmuch-esteemed friends now two respected friends, Miss back to Orissa, and how sincerely we Guignard and Miss Packer diligently rejoiced that having consecrated the labouring to lead the lambs of the best years of life to the work of flock to Christ. May the Chief Christ among the heathen, and Shepherd abundantly succeed their having rendered good service to the labours. It is true they are the sacred cause while absent from the agents of the Female Education field, they had returned in renovated Society, but they are doing a work health to devote the remainder of vitally important to the evangelizalife's short day to the same all. tion of Orissa, and the generous important service. It ought to cheer support of this Society (which is the hearts of friends at home when unostentatiously doing a great work) an experienced missionary returns demands grateful acknowledgments with an undiminished, yea increased from all our friends. conviction of the interest and im- The public services at this Con. portance of the work, for he knows ference were attended by considerable far more of its trials and discourage congregations, and were seasons of ments than any of the supporters much holy enjoyment. The usual of the cause. It is more than sermons were preached on Lord's. twenty-six years since Mr. Stubbins day, December 28th. Gunga Dhor “with a glad heart and free" was appointed to preach the first devoted his youthful energies to the sermon in Oriya, but the state of furtherance of Christ's kingdom his health for some months forbade among the heathen ; and more than the hope that he would be able to twenty-one years since Mr. Brooks fulfil the appointment. His place did so. Brethren, “who for His was ably supplied by Ghunoo name's sake have laboured” so long Shyam, who preached the morning “and have not fainted” are surely sermon from Psalm lxxxvii. 3: worthy of being “received in the “ Glorious things are spoken of Lord with all gladness," and of Thee," &c. If I had time to give being held “in reputation.” We a translation of this discourse all had also the pleasure at our recent my readers would be satisfied that meeting of affectionately welcoming the preacher is a workman that our esteemed young brother, Mr. needeth not to be ashamed. Mr. Hill

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