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other denominations practising immersion. Lawrence has been appointed his sueThere are twenty-four Baptist periodicals cessor.—The French emperor's proposition published in the United States, and five in for a Congress has elicited replies from the British Provinces; thirty-five Baptist certain sovereigns, which abundantly show Colleges, and fourteen Baptist Theological the wisdom of our decided refusal. Each Seminaries.

of the crowned heads willing to go seem to GENERAL.

think that the Congress would be an excel.

lent opportunity for nursing their several The Queen and the Royal Family are crotchets. The Pope thinks he shall get spending their Christmas at Osborne the Papist church to be acknowledged as House, in the Isle of Wight. The whole the only true church, Spain hopes for Gibof the members were with Her Majesty raltar, the decrowned dukes for their old during the mournful observance of the possessions, and Italy is anxious for Tome second anniversary of the death of the and Venice. The emperor, in his recent Prince Consort. It is said that Lincoln reply to the Senate, makes an allusion to recently sent Her Majesty an autograph the Chief of his family as having writtenletter, and American Journals declare that “To fight in Kurope is to wage civil war;" what they regard as the altered policy and then adds-“This grand thought (the of England towards the North may date Congress), Utopian to-day, may it not from that time. The French public have become a reality to-morrow? Whatever recently been favoured with the autograph may be the result, it is always honourable replies of the different sovereigns to the to proclaim a principle which tends to Emperor's invitation to the proposed Con- make the prejudices of another age disapgress; but it has been significantly ob- pear. Let us unite our efforts in this served that Queen Victoria's autograph noble project; let us study obstacles letter has not appeared. One of the chief only to conquer them, and incredulity events of the month has been the corres-only to confound it.” Clever, is it not? pondence between Mr. Cobden and the —that last fling being manifestly intended Editor of the Times on certain misrepre- for England. Methinks “ he doth protest sentations of Mr. Bright's speech at Roch- too much."— The French people have some dale, and afterwards of Mr. Cobden's also. strange dreamers among them, but the The angry and abusive tone of Mr. Cob- strangest is the one who proposes to light den's first letter was unfortunate, to say Paris with electric lights fixed in monster the least. The Crawley trial has ended; balloons over the city! A balloon each and it is now announced that the verdict would be enough, according to this Parisi. will be in favour of the Colonel. The an's mode of reckoning, for the three MidHindoo merchant whose evidence told so land towns of Nottingham, Derby, and strongly in favour of the prisoner is to Leicester.—The Schleswig-Holstein affair receive £75 per month during his absence is likely to end in hostilities. While from England, and his expences! The Prussia and Germany generally support cost of the whole affair will be enormous. the pretensions of Prince Augustenberg, We are right glad to hear that the officers the Emperor of Austria threatens to drive at Woolwich have petitioned the Secretary out the Germans who may enter the of War on the abolition, as far as possible, Danish territory. Prussia, we sadly fear, of the use of the lash. Discipline must be will be so deluded by this petty quarrel, as enforced: but if you treat men like brutes to escape the fine opportunity given her of they will very soon be little else. The con- becoming free.-Poland still bleeds at every tinuance for so long a time of this horrible pore. Many cases of personal bravery, punishment is a disgrace to the British often of women, are reported in the newsmilitary authorities. — Earl Elgin, the papers. - The American news is as bewil. Governor-General of India, died at Dhurm- dering as ever. The messages of the two sala in November. His sagacious coun Presidents have reached this country. In sels and admirable administrative ability mere style the palm must be given to the will not soon be equalled. He has been Southern address; but considering the taken away in the prime of life. Sir John dogged manner in which Lincoln stands by his emancipation, most Englishmen will | Green Peas have been gathered at Ventnor rather prefer the Northern address. Gen. this month, roses are in full bloom in the Grant is spoken of in connection with the French imperial gardens, and orange trees next Presidential election; but, consider- are all over blossom at Cannes. The gales, ing the present state of things in the however, of December, brought great dis. North, we think it much more likely that tress among many poor fishermen's families. Lincoln will be re-elected.--Everybody is More than 100 men were lost on the east talking of the mildness of the season. I coast alone.


Nov. 29, at Baxter.gate chapel, Lough. Dec. 15, at Haltwhistle, Robin Hood, borough, Mr. John Gamble, of Leicester, to eldest son of R. H. Haggie, Esq., of WillingMiss Martha Brown, of the former place. ton Villa, Northumberland, to Fanny, third

Dec. 10, at the Baptist chapel, Long daughter of William Smith, Esq., of Edens. Sutton, by the Rev. Watson Dyson, Mr. lawn, Haltwhistle. Richard Perfect, Chemist, Bingley, York- Dec. 15, at the Congregational chapel, shire, to Elizabeth Ann, youngest daughter Nantwich, by the Rev. R. Kenney, of Burtonof Mr. George Porter, of Long Sutton. on-Trent, Mr. Francis Smith Granger, of

Dec. 10, at the Baptist chapel, Long Nottingham, to Hannah, daughter of Mr. Sutton, by the Rev. Watson Dyson, Mr. Richard Pedley, sen., of Crewe. Robert Allen, of Gedney Fen, to Hannah, Dec. 22, at Westminster Abbey, Rev. daughter of Mr. Thomas Cooper, of Sutton. Professor Stanley, D.D., Dean of West

Deo. 14, at High-street chapel, Merthyr minster, to Lady Augusta Frederica ElizaTydvil, Mr. D. J. Thomas, of Aberdare, to beth Bruce, daughter of the late Thomas, Miss Elizabeth, only daughter of Rev. E. seventh Earl of Elgin, and sister to the Evans, of Dowlais.

late Governor General of India.


Nov. 17, Richard Marshall, Esq., of day. Most of his leisure time during Muswell-hill, aged 74. He was one of the seventeen years was spent in editing, in celebrated firm of Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. conjunction with Sir F. Madden, the

Nov. 18, at Clapham-common, Mr. T. M. Wycliffite versions of the Bible, a work Coombs, Treasurer to New College, the which will prove of invaluable service if Irish Evangelical Society, and other Con- ever our present translation of the Bible gregational institutions.

shall be revised; valuable also as preseryNov. 20, at Dhurmsala, Right Hon. the ing to us the pure and idiomatic expresEarl of Elgin and Kincardine, Her Majesty's sions of the early English language. At Viceroy, and Governor General of India, of the time of his death he was engaged upon heart disease, accelerated by over-fatigue. a critical examination of the received text He was only 53.

of the Greek Testament. Nov. 27, the wife of Professor Charles Dec. 20, at Acock's-green, near BirmingFinney, of Oberlin, America.

ham, in the fifty-ninth year of his age, the Dec. 9, at Inverness, Rev. James Ken. Rev. Richard Alliott, LL.D., pastor of the nedy, aged 87. He had been a Congrega Congregational church at that place, and tional minister for fifty-six years. He was Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the father of Rev. John Kennedy, of Step- Spring-hill College, Birmingham. ney Meeting.

Recently, at his son's residence, Burton Dec. 18, at 49, Woburn-place, London, Grange, York, Rev. James Paley, third and Mr. Forshall, one of the most accurate last surviving son of the late Archdeacon and deeply versed Biblical scholars of the Paley.

Missionary Obserber.

VOYAGE AND LANDING AT ship; and the poor but patiently resigned

CALCUTTA OF MRS. J. 0. mourner now dreads the arrival to which GOADBY.

we are all looking forward so anxiously. Lat. 12° 39' Ship Shannon,

Up to crossing the line the first time

we had a most propitious voyage, since Oct. 29, 1863.

then everything has seemed to go against MY DEAR MR. Pikb,—Thus far have us. For five weeks we have had a sucwe been brought safely on our journey, cession of calms and gales, some of the and are hoping, before another month has latter very heavy, though without damage passsed, to be safely landed in Calcutta. to the ship. The captain says we have You would, doubtless, hear from my had sufficient rough weather to have beloved parents after the letters by the rounded the Cape six times; and that homeward bound. I was too hurried within the memory of the oldest seaman and poorly 10 write more than abso- such a voyage has not been known. lutely necessary, or should have sent to Hatches were battened down, and dead you. There seems to me far less to lights in for many days together. The report the second voyage than the first. figure in front of the ship lost an arm; Some of the young ladies have succeeded and once three ladies were washed down in writing daily pages in a journal; but in the cuddy by a heavy sea rushing flying fish, porpoises, &c., have lost their over, One day we were much alarmed novelty. For many weeks my heart during a gale by a tremendous noise. was too heavily sad to be able even to The ship seemed to rush any way. look pleasurably forward-all seemed so Sailors ran from the ropes, and everyuncertain. My baby was very very ill, body made for one part.' In tacking and it was feared whether he would ever ship, it appeared the sea was too strong be better; and I was so cast down that for the men at the wheel to control it. I could only yearn and long for that It knocked them down, and, after rusbhelp and sympathy which I could not ing round with frightful velocity, was have. The longing for my absent boys dashed to pieces. The rudder was sewas so terrible — had there not been cured with ropes, and captain, mates, strength from one who never leaves, I carpenters, passengers, and all set to really think my senses must have' for- with a thoroughly bearty will, and in saken me. Thank God, that bitterness about ten hours a much more substantial is past! for though I think of them with though less artistic one was in its place. a breaking heart, the knowledge that During the gales, for several days two or they are so kindly cared for in a genial three men had to be tied at the wheel climate, away from this broiling sun, is a to prevent them being blown away, great comfort, and I quietly and even Several waterspouts have been seenthankfully acquiesce in the separation. one bursting within a few yards of the My baby is thoroughly restored, and stern. much improved by the voyage. Just During the heavy weather dinnernow he is very much irritated by prickly time was the most amusing part of the heat-a luxury which I trust will be day. The way the chairs and their unknown to his little brothers for years. occupants slipped about, and the serMy own health has been very delicate vants with plates of provisions or cups until within the last few days-no old of tea rushed to one side of the ship, or complaint or anything specific, the mind measured their length on the deck, was as much as anything. One lady, who very droll. The best fun, however, was had left four children at home, was to see half-a-dozen joints of meat rushtaking a beautiful little fellow a few ing after each other down the table, months older than mine out. We used until friendly hands and knives and forks often to wonder together over what were thrust out on each side to stay the “Papa would say;" but he is sleeping runaways. Some days but little cooknow at the bottom of the ocean, near St. ing could be done, but generally the Helena. It cast quite a gloom over the table was well and wonderfully supplied


under the circumstances. How the cook | returned. We are now in the Bay of succeeded is a mystery known ovly to Bengal, and expect to be off Ceylon tohimself. Dressing was a most fatiguing morrow. Oh! how our hearts beat in process. The number of times a tour of anticipation of the short time and dis. the cabin was made in putting on a tance that now separate us from presingle garment was quite sufficient fre- cious absent ones. God grant all may quently to obviate the necessity for any be well; for the anxious suspense is other exercise. And now we are in the almost unendurable. 1;. tropics, within a few degrees of the line. Nov. 16.Here we are, off Saugor, For some days we have been going very within little more than one day's journey slowly. The sun, you may be sure, is of our destination. A week since we intensely hot-indeed, as we are near bad fearfully heavy weather again. The the line, it canpot be hotter anywhere. rain came down in such torrents as I A plentiful supply of rain has given us bave never seen or known, even in India. the steamy heat of an Indian rainy sea. We were very near to the Sand-heads, son, and as we have not the usual appli- but unable, for two days, to take the ances for such times, some feel it very sights, so that our position was for some much. I have felt like another creature time a very anxious one. To our great since the heat commenced, better far joy, however, on Saturday it cleared than any time before during the voyage. sufficiently to allow of the latitude and

Our ship's company is a remarkably longitude being taken, and in the evenquiet one. We have had no quarrelling, ing our eyes were gladdened by the pilot but a kind nice feeling has pervaded light. Early on Sunday morning the the whole of the passengers. The mis- pilot came on board, and we have prosion party have had daily worship in ceeded slowly up to this. We bave had Mr. Sale's cabin, and the clergyman has a little difficulty in getting a steamer. conducted another service in the cuddy. The weather has been so rough in the A singing class is held once a week to river for a week, that none were able to practice the hymns and chants for the come down until yesterday, and then sabbath. Formerly there were two par- such a number of ships were waiting ties, church and dissent, but now both they asked the most exorbitant prices. upite under Mr. Allen, one of the Par. A large ship anchored near us seemed ticular Baptist missionaries.

determined to outdo us, and while our Nov. 7.- For more than a week after captain was signalling negotiations, the writing the above we were becalmed for other put off a boat. However, neither hours almost daily. Such a grilling came to terms. Shortly after, another never fell to my lot before and I hope large steamer appeared, and again the will not again. Rain, too, fell in tor- other vessel sent off her boat. Our cap. rents, and squalls were of daily occar- tain was not to be done a second time, rance. The last four days, however, so he jumped into a native boat alonge we have been getting on famously, and side, and, rowed by twelve natives in if we continue at the same rate for the their usual scanty costume, the race next four days ag during the two last, commenced. It was most amusing to we shall be at the Pilot station. Last watch the men how they yelled and night, about twelve o'clock, we had a screamed as they splashed their primi. tremendous squall, indeed the captain tive oars into the water. Our boat bad says it was a whirlwind. It did not last the advantage, and we were successful very long, but sufficiently to frighten the in obtaining the steamer. I should passengers a good deal. After it had have mentioned an event which has cast passed the stillness was so dead I jumped a general gloom over the ship, and made ont of bed, for I thought all the hatches many a heart sad with anxiety and ens. must have been closed. Not two minutes pense. Two young ladies were coming out before the noise had been almost deafen- in the captain's charge to their parents in ing. No! all were open, and we were Calcutta. During the whole of the for standing still. It seemed really dreadful, age they had been in the highest spirits one minute to be rushing along at the at the prospect of reaching home again, rate of eighteen miles an hour, and the and especially meeting their father. Sach next to be standing still. The calm and arrangements for comfort in every way silence continued for about a quarter of I never saw, as had been made by him, an hour, and then our favourable wind for them during the voyage. The birth

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dav of one of them occurred on board, the ship make an animated and amusing but he had not forgotten even that, and scene. I love the dear black faces, and a magnificent gift was provided. Amongst never felt more strongly that it was the other items of intelligence the pilot land of my adoption not only in name but brought, was, that this gentleman had in heart. The news from Russell Conbeen dead one week. Such a burst of dah is very, very, cheering, and I feel grief I never heard as when Captain almost impatient of the time that still inDaniell broke the sad news to them, and tervenes before I can get into full work it has made us all tremble for the news in my new home, and amongst a new that awaits us. Now we bave the steamer people. we may calculate pretty certainly upon 20th.-Calcutta. We lapded about having news to-morrow. I can only eleven o'clock on the morning of the 18th. pray to be prepared for what is preparing I did feel very lonely as I saw the glad forime, for my spirits are sadly depressed. meeting of husbands and wives, parents The weather has been so intensely hot and children, and friends. Mr. Stubbins and damp the last few weeks, that it has and Mr. Goadby had made every possitried us all. Our ship is in the day after ble arrangement, to prevent my being another of Green's, which left more than put about, by giving all into the hands of three weeks before us, and several that left a young gentleman who is both a friend a month before us have not been heard of, and an agent. Tbey were at Conference so that besides being very thankful that, at Berhampore; that, and the desire to though very rough, it has been safe, we save the Mission funds, induced my buscongratulate ourselves upon its being a band to let me travel alone. I am very very speedy passage.

comfortably located with Revs C. B. 17th.–At noon to-day the letters came Lewis, at the Mission Press, but feel on board. We saw the boat half-an-hour anxious and hurried to be off. All being or more before it came alongside, and well

, I leave for Cuttack on Tuesday, with what beating hearts we watched 24th, : A letter this morning from Mrs. every stroke of the oars, may be easily Bond has made me very anxious. She imagined. I took care to keep at the says Mrs. Stubbing has been very ill. two Captain's side, where iny eye could at days of dysentery, and that Mrr S. had once give the blessed assurance that my been telegraphed for to return as quickly loved ones were in life, and so my heart as possible. There seems little else but be at rest before I knew the contents. sickness and death here. Yesterday, I most trembled for my loved father, Mr. Leslie was taken with an apoplectic bécaase of his dangerous illness before fit wbilst talking to the friends who came my departure, and it was a relief that out in the Shannon.! He is slowlyire brought tears when, with a trembling covering, but is in a very doubtful state. hand, I saw he had directed the home Now I must conclude this desultory packets. My precious husband well too, epistle. Mrs. Stubbing illness has driven so that with a full heart I could say, all my thoughts and spirits away. They Bless the Lord, O my soul! No less hoped, however, she would soon be better. than twenty-three letters greeted me, so With kindest regards to Mrs. Pike that, if writing could do it, an abundant and yourself, believe me,'' entrance has been given. Would that

Very sincerely yours, bum 10 my expected companion could have

S. M. GOADBY. shared it with me. My dear husband is not coming to Calcutta, and the dreary journey has to be performed alone, a pros

NATIVE LIBERALITY. pect not at all enviable. I had been fear. A few weeks ago I received from the ing all kinds of evil latterly, so that when Government Treasury in this District the assurance reached that all was well, thirteen rupees, but from whence they the great disappointment of not being had come, or for what object they had met was lost in gratitude that he was been sent, I could not, at the time, still spared to me. Our Mission friends, imagine. After remaining in uncertainty too, were all well.

for some days we received a letter from We expect to land early to-morrow an entire stranger, a native who was morning. The scenery on either side the employed in the Revenue Survey in the river is very lovely, and the number of most southern state in the Ganjam Zilnative boats which constantly come round | lab, and this cleared up the mystery.

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