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ary Society held its annual meeting had been commenced since January, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on 1861, with sittings for 67,555 Monday, April 27, J. C. Marshman, persons; that the total amount Esq.,inthechair. The secretary, Rev. actually raised since that time for S. J. Davis, read the report, from building and enlarging chapels, which it appeared that of central was £114,725; and that £96,172 stations there were 66, and of sub- was required to complete the stations 62; that457 persons had been proposed chapels. - The Young added by baptism; that there were Men's Missionary Association in 60 schools, 607 teachers, and 4,584 aid of the Baptist Missionary scholars. The total income for the Society, was held in the Metropolitan year was £1,700. The deficiency- Tabernacle on Thursday, April 30, £200—would have been greater but Charles Reed, Esq., in the chair. for a very liberal donation. The The Treasurer was deficient some speakers were, Rev. R. P. Mac- £24.

The speakers were, Revs. masters, of Bristol, Hon. and Rev. A. Hannay, (Independent,) W.Brock, Baptist Noel, the secretary in place jun., N. Haycroft, and S. Coley.of the Rev. John Graham, absent The Baptist Union held its annual through illness, and C. Stovel.---The session on Friday, April 27, in the Baptist Irish Society held its annual Library, Moorgate-street, Rev.J. H. meeting at the Metropolitan Taber. Hinton in the chair. His address was nacle on Tuesday, April 28, Mr. on the aspect of the Baptist Denom. Alderman Abbiss in the chair. The ination in relation to union. After speakers were, Revs. W. L. Giles, referring to the legal and moral of Dublin, N. Haycroft, of Bristol, obstacles in the way of union, Mr. J. A. Spurgeon, of Southampton, Hinton shrewdly said in effect, that and W. Heaton, Esq., of London.- before there could be any amalgaThe Baptist Building Fund held its mation of the two bodies, the Parthirty-eighth annual meeting at the ticular Baptists must be more Baptist Library, Moorgate-street, on united among themselves. Among Wednesday, April 22. After tea, the topics brought before the notice Rev. W. Brock presided. From of the union were, the resignation the report it appeared that this of the venerable secretary Mr. Society had made three loans of Hinton, denominational statistics, £200, eight of £100, and three of the Lancashire distress, the Bapsmaller amount during the past tist Library, Ministerial Provident year. Five applications had been Society, endowed schools, augmentdeclined because the trust-deeds ation of beneficies, burying in were not correct, and numerous churchyards, &c. It was agreed applications were still before the to hold an autumnal meeting of the Committee. The ordinary income union in some provincial town, and, of the Society does not exceed if a suitable opportunity should £1,600. There was a balance in arise, to hold one during the present hand, however, of £45. From some year. The following resolution was statistics prepared by Mr. Bonser also adopted :--That the attention it appeared that 138 Baptist chapels of the Committee be called to the Notes of the Month-General.

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list of Baptist ministers who are The Prince and Princess of Wales accredited members of the Union, have done little else since their and that they be requested to con. marriage than attend entertainments sider whether any alteration in the in their honour. By far the grandest principle on which their names are was the one given at the beginning inserted in the list, or removed from of June in the Guildhall. Marvellous it, can be made with a view to the changes in the way of decorations increased efficiency of the Union.' were effected through the skill and

taste of Mr. Grace. Upwards of GENERAL.

2,500 guests were present. Later The two discoverers of the source in the month Oxford became the of the Nile, the potomalogical puzzle 'host' of the royal pair. In regard of centuries, have arrived in England to this last, part of the programme --Captains Speke and Grant. Captain was the conferring of the honorary Speke has already been known to degree of D.C.L. on the Prince and fame as the companion of Lieutenant several illustrious visitors. Burton in his exploration of Zanzibar, C. Kingsley was set down for one, where he was in imminent danger but through the narrowness of Drs. of losing his life. Captain Grant Pusey and Mansell at the Hebwas wounded in the hand at the domadal Board the Regius Prosiege at Luckuow. They are both fessor of Modern History in the described sun-dried and sister University had his name gaunt as grey hounds, with their struck out.

The undergraduates long and wearisome travel, and did not forget this piece of bigotry speak of the fearful effects of the in their uproarious cries when the slave trade in the districts through degrees were being conferred in the which they passed.—The Parliament Sheldon theatre. The Queen has seems little busier than last session, returned from Balmoral to Windsor, and gives increasing proofs of its in- and is now entertaining the Queen disposition to agree to any decidedly of Prussia, who has just arrived in liberal or progressive measures.

this country. It is thought that Lord Chelmsford has again, in the the visit is not altogether disconHouse of Peers, shown his

nected with the present unhappy

puny spitefulness toward Dissenters, and state of affairs in Prussia. The -thanks to the tenacity of the Duke King has gone off to talk matters

with of Newcastle, -has been defeated.

Francis Joseph of The ig-‘noble' Lord opposed the Austria. The state of the Prussian clause in the Bill for the manage- atmosphere is getting sultry. We ment of the Duchy of Cornwall may expect some day before long to

be startled out of our propriety by which granted permission to the the news which reaches us from the Prince of Wales to sell land for Vaterland. It takes a good deal to Dissenting chapels, or minister's rouse the German, but when he is houses. He also objected to Dissent- aroused-woe betide the unhappy ing ministers being called in the Bill cause of his anger. French Imspiritual persons,' a phrase legally perialism has consoled itself for the applicable to Church clergymen alone loss of a few seats in the Chambers

over

by the good news from Mexico. The celebrated preacher – Ward Puebla, after more than a month's Beecher, is now on his way to siege, is in the hands of the French. Europe for several months' surlough. The three powers-England, France, His bitter speeches about England and Austria, have sent a joint-note and English policy will greatly to Russia on the condition of affairs alter the reception which will be in Poland. We fear but little awarded him. Perhaps to those practical good will come of it. who think they are most patriotic Meanwhile the insurrection, or when endorsing every slander revolution, struggles on-the eye against their own country – his of some being strained with vain presence will be wondrouslywelcome. looking toward France for material But the man who says that America help. The American conflict is still will never forget the Trent outrage, devouring thousands of lives. and will take an early opportunity Vicksburg has not been taken by of repaying it-can scarcely expect the Federals, and President Lincoln that Englishmen should give him has had to undo the arbitrary acts the most cordial and national of of General Burnside at Detroit. I greetings.

Marriages and Deaths.

MARRIAGES.

General Baptist church in that

town. Our departed friend was June 4, at Camden-road chapel, much beloved, and having lived to London, by Rev. C. Bailhache, of see the desire of his life accomWatford, Mr. Samuel Hield, of plished in the erection of a handsome Leeds, to Mary, second daughter chapel and the prosperity of the of the late Mr. John Heaton, church, he died in faith and peace. publisher, Leeds.

March 23, at Heathfield, Halifax, June 8, at the Baptist chapel, Mary. Ibbotson, last surviving Princes Risborough, \Bucks., by daughter of the late Samuel Rev. J. J. Owen, Mr. F. Percival, Ibbotson, Esq., of Lower Spring Upper Clapton, London, to Maria, Head, Clayton, aged 75. youngest daughter of Mr. Samuel June 2, at Southampton, a few Adcock.

days after his return from Madeira, June 9, at Dover-street chapel, Mr. Wilberforce Cox, aged 30, Leicester, Mr. William Fowkes, to youngest son of the late Dr. F. A. Miss Barbara Ann Reeve.

Cox. June 11, at St. Andrew's-street June 6, at Wolverhampton, aged chapel, Cambridge, W. S. Aldis, 32, Rev. David Lawson Matheson, Esq., of Trinity College, to Mary, B.A. eldest daughter of Rev. W. Robinson. June 10, at Loughborough, aged

74, Alfred Elliott. His end was DEATHS.

peace.

June 13, at Llangollen, Mary, October 22, 1862, at Burton-on- the beloved wife of Thomas Hughes, Trent, aged 67, Mr. Thomas Norton, Esq., and only daughter of Rev. the senior deacon, and one of the J. Pritchard, D.D. • Fell asleep first members, in 1824, of the' in Jesus.'

Missionarq Observer.

EXTRACTS FROM THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT.

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It is a matter for devout thankfulness

BERHAMPORE. to Almighty God that at Cuttack, the first and principal station of your

In accordance with the recomSociety, no less than thirty mem- mendation of the recent Conference bers have during the year been at Cuttack, Messrs. J. O. Goadby added to the Church by baptism, and Thomas Bailey have removed while the local subscriptions for from Berhampore to Russell Condah, various objects connected with the and Mr. W. Hill has returned to his Mission are said to be larger than former sphere, after a residence of in any previous year, amounting to three years at Cuttack, where he had nearly £400. At your other stations, efficiently conducted the affairs of encouragement is to be found not so the Printing Office_during Mr. much in the numbers added to the Brooks's absence in England. Mr. Church, as in sundry little incidents Bailey writes, that have come to the knowledge of

At our last church meeting three the brethren, which show that the candidates were proposed for baptism light of divine truth is really spread and three or four for restoration. ing among the heathen, that the Berhampore for some time past christian literature which you have has been getting smaller as introduced is being extensively read European station; in fact we have and pondered by the people, that not half the Europeans in the district many have ceased to worship idols, that there were formerly. There and are convinced of the truth of will, we hope, be a slight change christianity, while here and there for the better, as the Civil Court for may be found individuals who the district is to be placed here. secretly offer prayer and praise to Mr. Hill and myself have had someChrist.

thing to do with this. We hope the Your valued native brother Thoma, change will in more ways than one having honourably passed the usual be for the good of the Mission. period of probation, was on January

We have been improving our 1st of the present year publicly set chapel lately, and this week a friend apart to the work of preaching the sent us a small harmonium, for the gospel. The service was held at English service, a very nice toned Cuttack during the sittings of the instrument. Miss Packer will play Annual Conference. Thoma, on this it. I have had to be precentor on occasion wituessed a good confes. all occasions, and when one has to sion. The particulars wnich he preach as well, it is rather hard gave of his early history from the work, especially in the hot season. time when a little child only four India, though the land of poetry is year's old, he went with his father certainly not the land for much and mother to Cuttack, and entered English singing. Mr. Sutton's school-of his boyish

GIRLS' ASYLUM. indifference to true religion and his subsequent conversion-of his first Miss Packer says,--The past has attempts to make known the gospel, been to us a year of great mercy, for his call to the ministry, and his we have not had asingle case of death purposes in relation to the important or serious illness; in fact the children work, were alike interesting and have enjoyed almost uninterrupted satisfactory.

health throughout the whole of the

year. Two of the elder girls have

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been married during the year; one the Government school, and are to the schoolmaster of the boys' learning English; the remainder school at this station, and the other are educated in the vernacular only. to a young man engaged as school. The teacher is a native christian, master to the rescued Meriahs at and the son of our late native brother Gotoli.

Latchman Das. He is a young man The elder girls have been engaged of good abilities, and in many reas usual during their leisure hours spects is well qualified for his work. in knitting and crochet work, which Religious instruction-being rehas been disposed of in the neigh- garded as of paramount importance bourhood, and the proceeds of their forms a prominent part in the labour have been laid by for the educational course of the boys. children when they may leave the Among the day scholars there are school. We beg to tender our thanks several whose parents are in very to those ladies who have helped us poor circumstances, and it would be by purchasing their work; and we à real charity if we had funds to shall be glad to be able still to receive them into the institution. employ the girls in this way, as it We desire, therefore, to commend tends to promote the habit of in the institution to the sympathy and dustry, and also places them in a prayers of all who feel an interest better position when they leave the in the well-being of the rising school.

race of Orissa. Present number of scholars, There are three others of our twenty-two.

christian youths who attend the

Government school ; one of whom, MR. HILL'S REPORT OF THE BOYS'

at a recent examination, obtained a

prize and free scholarship. On our return to Berhampore in January last, we received charge of

GANJAM. this institution from Mr. Goadby. Owing to the marriage and removal The name of Ganjam has not of the elder boys our number has appeared prominently in your reports been very much reduced. Years for many years. It was the scene ago the Asylum was chiefly sup: of the early Missionary labours of plied by Government with rescued your esteemed friends Mr. and Mrs. Meriahs, but as the Meriah sacrifices Wilkinson, but was relinquished as have been abolished, and the agency a regular station of the society at for the suppression of those sacrifices the end of the year 1845. Since been broken up, we are not likely to that period however it has been have further accessions from that frequently visited by the Missionsource. Two only of the rescued aries from Berhampore, distant only Meriahs remain in the institution. about eighteen miles, and occasion. The number of orphans being so ally by the brethren from other small it was thought that it would parts of the province. For several be a saving of expense if these were years Ganjam has been considered put out to board among our native very unhealthy, and it has been christians; but as by this arrange- almost if not entirely abandoned as ment they were not kept under a residence for Europeans. It was proper restraint, it has been deemed really painful to see a town once so best to take them back to our own full of life in such a state of premises, where they will be under dilapidation. On every hand build. our immediate inspection and care. ings were not only tenantless but

The number of boys now in the roofless, and extensive gardens and institution is twenty-one, twelve of orchards once abounding with the whom are boarders and the remainder choicest plants and trees were day scholars. Two of the more in. covered with the rankest jungle. telligent and advanced boys attend | Latterly there has been a decided

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