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Notes of the Month-General.
The bishop of Columbia has recently | Highness the Maharajah out of his given his old parishioners at Yar- unquestionable authority as a mouth a lengthy address on the to bury his mother in what way position and prospects of the New may seem to him best.--The Turkish Colony, in which he spoke hopefully Exhibition is closed, and is minus of its future prospects. His own some £14,000, which the Sultan has labours among the miners were also generously offered to pay out of his adverted to The reckless and own purse. The Polish question, up defiant character of these men, even to the time of our writing, remains the better disposed of them cursing unchanged. It is said that the others when they invite them to a three powers have again urged their religious service—are only part of six points,' no doubt again to be the difficulties of his special work. refused. Meanwhile Mouravieff is
increasing his severities, and yet sits, GENERAL
guarded in his own chamber, as if NENA SAHIB is caught at last. He himself afraid of his despotic and was betrayed by one of his followers, cruel edicts. The French have and was taken in the temple of been duly enlightened' on the Ajmeer, dressed like Hindoo position of France as to this grave devotee. Papers were found in his Polish question by a pamphletpossession, revealing a deep-laid which will either be repudiated or plan for another outbreak. He had endorsed, as events turn up. From also large sums of money. This the assurances of our own prime time there appears no doubt of his minister we are, however, inclined to identity. Several rajahs are im- hope that England will steer clear of plicated in the disclosed rebellion, | European complications.'
Paris now happily nipped in the bud. has had its annual fete Napoleon. Another of the former notables of The government provided abundance India has lately been the occasion of fireworks for the sight-loving of some little stir. The mother of Parisians, and threw open all the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, the theatres. In truth the French are deposed heir to tho old throne of a singular people: the 15th of Panjaub, has died in this country. August is devoted to the chiefest Her son has embraced Christianity, of saints,' the blessed among but his mother still retained her women,' (whom the French hold to faith. She is described as the be only next to the Divine Maria Theresa of the East-Being,)-and also to the founder of * cruel as a Locusta, lustful as a her present dynasty-Napoleon BonaMessalina, proud and pitiless as parte.-The crown of Mexico has Catherine.' Two discharged servants been offered to Archduke Ferdinand have been protesting in the news. Maximilian-and has been accepted. papers against the mode of her The news from Japan is more pacific. interment--and demand that she be The telegrams from America reburnt, and her ashes scattered in port that General Lee is preparing the sacred river. Able editors' for another battle, and that General have been seeking to bully His Meade has received reinforce
ments. Later accounts say that Prince of Wales has visited Halifas Meade wishes to resign. The -and has been guest of a man that 6th of August was appointed is dissenter! Some church by President Lincoln as a thanks- organs affect to be greviously giving day. Dr. Tyng, so say shocked with such an acknowledge the newspapers, eulogized Lincoln ment of 'those vulgar dissenters.' as one of the most shining lights The harvest is everywhere abundant, of America,' and declared that 'the and more than an average. The hot war was foremancipation; and rather dry weather during the last month, than it should stop short of that while it has hastened the harvest, object, he desired that it might be has seriously affected the grass prolonged to eternity.' The Con. lands. Keep’ is scarce. There federates are setting fire to every will be scarcely any 'aftermath' bale of cotton, and the whole of except the next few weeks should the country south of the Tallahatchie prove showery.
Ireland reports river is one vast cotton conflagration. that her crop of potatoes is good -We turn now to our own land. The and abundant. It is very gratifying Queen's letter on the Aston Park to learn that the harvest both on tragedy has met with general ap- the Continent and in America is as proval from the press. We hope remarkable for its good yield as our it will check the taste for sensa
O that men would praise the tional performances generally. The Lord for His goodness.
Marriages and Deaths.
July 8, at Hastings-upon-Hudson,
America, William, youngest son of July 22, at Woodville, Nova the late Mr. William Gadsby, of Scotia, by the father of the bride, Manchester. Rev. T. A. Higgins, M.A., Principal July 28, at South Kensington, the of Horton Academy, to Eliza, Marquis of Normandy, aged 67. daughter of Rev. Dr. Cramp, July 29, at London, Sir Creswell President of Acadia College. Creswell, Judge of the Court of
July 25, at the Baptist chapel, Probate and Divorce. Whitchurch, by Rev. T. Morris, August 5, at Camberwell, Rev. Mr. H. Kerchen, to Miss E. Bevis, James Cubitt, one of the tutors of both of Bourne.
the Metropolitan Tabernacle College, July 28, at Westbourne-grove in his 56th year. chapel, Bayswater, by Rev. G. W.
August 6, Harriet, the beloved Lewis, Mr. John Lamb, of Derby, wife of Rev. G. Cheatle, of Bir. to Helen Sarah, only daughter of mingham, in the 76th year of her Mr. J. Rackham, of Kensington. age.
August 8, at Nottingham, Mr. DEATHS.
William Stevenson, aged 61.
August 15, after a short illness, May 15, suddenly, at the Legation, Lord Clyde, better known as Sir Pekin, Rev. W. C. Milne, M.A., Colin Campbell. eldest son of the late Dr. Milne.
HELP IN INDIA FOR THE She was accompanied to the ship by KHOND MISSION.
the Rev. H. Wilkinson, her brother
also, with Mr. Greenwood, from the MR. STUBBINS writing from Cuttack, College, arrived in time to take June 6th, says — "Several liberal leave before the anchor was weighed.
There are many
circumstances responses have been made to our appeal for help towards the Khond which give promise of an agreeable Mission. Already 400 rupees (£40) voyage. The ship is one of the have been received, and I have
finest and best in the Messrs. Green's
pro. mises of 200 rupees more, and splendid service. The captain has the indirect promises have been made reputation of being both a good sailor of other sums. This, it is hoped, ladies connected with the Zenana
and a good man.
Several young will be as it deserves, a source of
Mission as well as several mission. encouragement to friends at home,
aries of other societies are her especially in the present depressed state of the funds. Major General
fellow passengers. Browne, one of our fellow
Though our dear sister took leave
passengers in the Clarence, is one who has of her friends with a brave heart, promised 100 rupees. Mr. Cockburn, she found it no easy matter to part who you remember was Chairman with her two little boys, who remain at our Annual Meeting, at Leicester, with her parents in England. Our has sent 150 rupees, and Sir Arthur friends will not, we trust, forget to Cotton has sent us 100 rupees. I pray for her and the loved ones she
has left behind. would say to dear friends at home, only go on doing the Lord's work and He will help you.” Five days later, our esteemed
THE BAPTIST MISSION IN brother writes,-“I have just re
INDIA. ceived a note from Mr. Lewis, of Calcutta, mentioning a donation of Extracted from the Seventy - first 1,000 rupees (£100) from Alexander
Annual Report.) Christian, Esq., of Mongbyr, for our Khond Mission.” This is good
These donations will materially aid the ordinary income of India has continued to have a large
The mission of the Society in the Society for the present year. share in the deliberations of the Only let the ladies of the Connexion Committee, and to this most im. by a prompt and vigorous effort accomplish the task they have so of the funds are devoted.
portant field by far the larger part
India kindly undertaken in paying off the has thus naturally attracted the debt of the Mission, and there is chief of those additions made of reason to hope that, with the bless. late years to our missionary staff, ing of God, the work will still go and it is in this field that we must on and prosper.
look for the most important triumphs of the Church of Christ. These
have indeed been long delayed. DEPARTURE OF MRS. J. O. But numerous indications evidence GOADBY, FOR INDIA. the working of that divine leaven,
whose early movements are shrouded On Tuesday, August 11th, our esti. in obscurity, and is apparent only mable sister with her infantson sailed by a general heaving of the mass in from Gravesend in the ship Shannon. I which it operates. So in India no
one can mistake the signs of a deep through the exertions of our own impression having been made on the missionaries. The Society has now long inert mass. From manifold under its care in Northern India no causes, an impetus has been given fewer than sixty churches of Christ, to native thought, and on the whole gathered from among the heathen an evident tendency created through through the power of divine grace. the blessing of God, to regard the The entire body of communicants in gospel of Christ as the religion of Northern India, of all denominations, truth and salvation. Recent in consists of six thousand two hundred vestigations by the Rev. Dr. Mullens converts, one-fourth of whom are show, that the advance in open ad- found in the communion of the hesion to Christ during the last ten churches connected with the Society. years has been very considerable, It thus appears that although each while a very great increase has year may not present any large ad. taken place in the agencies in ditions to the Church of Christ, yet operation. These have specially that in the course of years the probeen directed to new provinces, gress is steady and large. The brought within these few years wave has never receded, but with under British dominion. The Pun- gentle yet irresistible power it dis, jaub, Oude, Rohilcund, Rajpootana, integrates the rocks it assails, and and the Central States, have attracted crumbles down almost imperceptibly, labourers from old or new societies, but with certain success, the land while a few have been added to the whose shores it laves. districts formerly occupied. Still the land is wide, the people are multitudinous, and myriads yet wait for the law of Christ. Embracing Of this onward, scarcely noticeall India in our view, nearly 900 able transitionary state, the labours churches have been established of the missionaries during the past within the last ten years, and there year afford sufficient illustration. have been gathered into the fold of There has been no intermission in Christ as hopeful converts to God their assaults on the strongholds of thirteen thousand persons, making idolatry. With their usual diligence the entire membership of the chris. they have visited old scenes, or tian church in India and Ceylon journeyed to new places, to deliver somewhat more than thirty-one their message of love. Their thousand persons. The nominal preaching tours have covered a christian community has increased large surface, and they have spoken from one hundred and twelve thou- the word of life to many thousands sand to one hundred and fifty-three of men. The general impression thousand individuals, an aggregate produced on the minds of the Comincrease which should raise the mittee, by the perusal of their diaries, hopes of the most despondent of is, that while the mohammedan part India's regeneration.
of the population still haughtily If we now confine our attention to holds itself aloof from the gospel, Northern India, the more immediate the hindoo listens with more respect field of the Society's labours, the and hopefulness; everywhere there progress has not been less gratifying. is found an increasing acquaintance During the ten years there has been with the gospel, such as these an increase of sixty-three European itineracies may well be supposed to and of one hundred and fifty-six produce, and a deepening conviction native missionaries, of which in that the days of hindooism are crease our Society has furnished numbered. The journals of the eleven European and thirty-eight missionaries abound with examples, native brethren. Of the one hun. a few may be here quoted. dred and four new churches estab- In a tour to the north of Dacca, lished, nineteen have been founded | Mr. Bion and his native helper spent The Baptist Mission in India.
half a day at Malancha. A brahmin | them, that christianity is the true comes to the river side for conversa- and holy religion that will prevail. tion; “We have read your books” They may be deterred for awhile he says, “and we love to read them, from openly embracing it by disThey are the real true shastres, and inheritance and degradation from our idolatry is only show and non- their social position; but threats
We have forsaken many cannot deter them from reading the things since we read your books, Bible.” and only keep a little show of pujas In the north-west our missionary, (worship of idols) on account of our the Rev. J. Williams, mentions that women and relatives.” Pressed to in a visit to Jari thirty brahmins, forsake all for Christ, he adds, for nearly an hour, listen to his dis" True, we ought to do so, but what course about Jesus and the great would become of our livelihood and salvation, some of them mournfully our families; who will support us ? confessing that our religion was far We shall forsake our religion fully better than theirs. At Calpee crowds in time, but we must do it gradually followed the brethren. One evening and carefully.” The missionaries while preaching Christ crucified, a now cross the river to Futtnagar. poor grey-headed hindoo melted The head man is absent but fifteen under the Word. The tears men and women give them a hearty trickled down his wrinkled cheeks. welcome. For some hours the con. At the close he said, “Sahib, versation lasts, for they speak freely, I believe what you have preached and to friends. One says, “We here this evening is true, and don't believe in Kali or any other henceforth I will love and woridol, and yet somehow our thakur ship Jesus Christ, for I am per(head man), manages to make us suaded that He is the true Saviour." dread Kali, and we cannot get rid of At Barah a pundit told the missionour fear.” “Be men,” replies the aries that he had read the whole of missionary, “and if your thakur the Ne Testament, and that his again seeks to make you afraid of sincere impression was that the book Kali, take her and smash her in contained a most excellent system pieces and see what she can do. If of Divine truth, but dread of his you have not courage, I will go with family and relations hindered a you and pound her to dust.”
To public profession of his faith. this they object; they acknowledge - Though I believe," he said, "that
; that they are weak and foolish; the Bible is the true revealed Word “You must have patience with us, of God, and the only guide to do not give us up, visit us, and in eternal happiness, yet I have not the end we shall overcome all dif- the courage to break my caste and ficulties.”
expose myself to the frowns and ill In Barisal Mr. Page reports that treatment of my parents and my the number of persons throwing off own family.” caste, entering chapels, and calling themselves christians, continually augments. In one place he mentions sixty persons as breaking the tram- But there is reason to believe that mels of caste. There is a decided there are many who, though afraid stir among the heathen. A deputa- to profess Christ openly, serve Him tion comes to him from no less than in secret. Mr. Bion relates that eight villages at once, with a letter after preaching in a village where stating that the villagers are willing several brahmins very candidly disto embrace the christian religion, if cussed the merits of their shastres, only protection against persecution some of them accompanied him to can be afforded them. Thus, says his boat. Said one, " I have heard Mr. Martin, “they feel, and the of this religion in Bikrampore. feeling is evidently growing upon | There are many christians there who