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golden cupolas, and inlaid with flowers and arabesques of gone, so he prayed, he was not a bit afraid, God taught him to remember agate, malachite, and other valuable stones. It stands in the
lots of verses in the Bible to comfort him. midst of an artificial lake, surrounded by a promenade, planted at Kiong Ning Fu, and in the 12th month the persecution came.
In the 11th month there were four students came to help Sieng Sing
The with trees and paved with marble. A little bridge across the chief men hired other people to do it. It began in this way, they water leads to the temple. In the temple are a number of sent some children to throw dirt very nasty on Sieng Sing's bed, they priests whose daily duty it is to read the Grunth, the religious wanted to try him to beat these children so that they may find fault book of the Sikhs. This great relic takes the place of an idol.
with him, but he did not do or say anything, he was reading his Bible,
lots of men came and caught Sieng Sing with the students, two of the Wrapped in a silk handkerchief, it is carefully locked up in a
students were not there, they had gone to Foochow for their wages, so costly casket. The Sikh bows before it, and will never approach they caught Sieng Sing, his nephew and two students, took their jackets it with shoes on his feet. Every morning some eight or twelve off, and brought them to a tree, and hanged them with their tails tied priests, with their long white beards, seat themselves each before up to the tree and their feet lifted up from the earth. Sieng Sing's his copy, and monotone loudly. Instruction and edification are
nephew was quite afraid, so he said to him “ To-day you must have great
faith.” Sieng Sing says he did not feel a bit pain when they beaten not aimed at; the Grunth must simply be read, for reading it is
him, he was able to sing and praise God, in about two hours they brought a meritorious work.
down these catechists from the tree and gave them vinegar mixed with Peshawur is the next most important town of the Punjab. It hair, they said this would kill them, but they did not swallow it. They lies west of the Indus, at the mouth of the Khyber Pass, under
beat these men and said “Now what can your God do ?” Sieng Sing the Hindu Koosh mountains, on the borders of Affghanistan, to
said "I quite pity you all, because you do not know the way of salvation.”
They said “You are in great trouble to-day because you wish to work which country it formerly belonged; but Runjeet Singh con- for the English and be their soldiers." Sieng Sing said "I am not quered it and annexed it to his dominions. It is the northern working for the English, I am working for my Saviour, whom you do door of India, and is a military post of much importance. It not know, that is the reason I am teaching you now.” Some of them has a large population of Hindus and Mohammedans, and the
had knives and said they wished to kill Sieng Sing, so he said within
himself, “If they kill me I am willing to die for my Saviour, and I shall latter have a college here, from which many Moulvies, the be at home with Him.” So the wicked men brought these good men doctors of Central Asia, take their honours.
into the streets, tied their tails together, and made them walk about to Multan is the fourth town in importance. Both it and let all the people see them to frighten them, so that they dare not believe Peshawur were occupied as stations of the C.M.S. soon after
the Gospel. The heathen man who took care of the chapel went and the opening of the Punjab Mission at Amritsar. Lahore was
told the Chinese judge. When he came the men all ran away. Then the
judge brought Sieng Sing and the students to his house and was very taken up later.
kind to them, gave them some food and money to buy clothes and let Delhi used to be the imperial capital of India, and it was one of his men go with them to Foochow. The wicked men also pulled there that the last nominal emperor of the Mogul dynasty lived
down the chapel. till the year 1858. He ended his sorrowful life in banishment
Sieng Sing was converted about 6 years ago through the preaching of
a catechist. after the Mutiny, and his splendid palace stands waste and desolate. Delhi is the most beautiful and, except Amritsar, perhaps, the most interesting town of the Punjab, but the C.M.S. THE POOR PROTESTANTS OF SHEFAMER. has no station there, it being occupied by the S.P.G. and other
N the GLEANER of July last we gave a picture of Shefamer, a village societies.
between Nazareth and Acca, and an account of it by the Rev. J.
Zeller. The following is from a letter just received from the LING SIENG-SING'S TRIALS AT KIONG-NING FU, Rev. Seraphim Boutagy, the Native pastor stationed there :
I have been troubled very much from the spiritual, temporal, and Communicated by his Wife Chitnio.
political state of the congregation; for the devil and all his powers HE following interesting communication, sent to us
gathered together to fight their weakness by putting doubts in their
minds and hearts about the sincerity of our Christianity, because we by the Rev. Llewellyn Lloyd, one of our mis
could not complete, during six years, our church-building here; and sionaries at Fuh-Chow, has been written by Chitnio, they say that they should be very ashamed when the Catholic people wife of the Rev. Ling Sieng-Sing. It refers to a speak with them about this matter, especially when they tell them that the persecution at Kiong-Ning Fu two years ago,
English people do not care for themselves and their Church as they care
for the Turkish soldiers wounded in the war. I am very sorry to say before Sieng-Sing's ordination, which took place on Easter Day, 1876. Chitnio was educated in the school at Singapore con
that some poor persons of our congregations left us, and joined them
selves with the Roman Catholic Church for this reason. May I not beg ducted by Miss Cooke, of the Female Education Society, and you to publish an appeal in your papers for the money which we want learned English there ; and her account is printed exactly as to complete the church-building at Shefa Amer? she wrote it :
I am also troubled too much from the political affairs of the congrega
tion. Yes, in general, all the population of this country are suffering Sieng Sing went to a place named Kiong-Ning Fu, 200 miles far from from the bad behaviour of the Government and the extraordinary taxes Foochow. There was not one Christian man in that place, all quite dark which she takes of them as a help to the present war; yet I can say that till Sieng Sing went, there was a little light. Sieng Sing could not speak our congregations are in particular more oppressed, for our Government that language at first, it is a little different from what he can speak, so do not care for the rest of any body of her subjects, if he has not a he was very sad and always praying for the Holy Spirit to help him, his powerful aid or defender. Then she would always care for the Catholic prayer was answered and he could speak that language. He preached in and Greek congregations, because the consuls of the European authorities, his house, a small chapel, there were many heathen heard him, and and their members in the Mejlisses (Government Councils), help and several believed in the one true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. protect them always; but our congregations scarcely could find any one The chief men of the place were quite angry, they were afraid that many who would care for their political help by speaking a few words only. would become Christians, and that the English would go and take that There is a large field here to sow the seed of the Word of God. Oh, I place and govern it, so they shut their houses, for many days not open, have not the necessary means to bring forth some good fruit from it. they said the English sent these catechists there.
There are many villages in the neighbourhood of Shefa Amer which Sieng Sing went to Kiong Ning Fu in the 5th month, and in the 7th contain many that call themselves Christians, and are neglected all or month he was very sorrowful, he did not know what was the matter, he partly of their own priests; and they wish very much that we would open felt as if the Holy Spirit was saying to him that something would happen schools in their villages for their own children. If we would open these to him, he could not sleep, so he read his Bible, he was quite alone in the schools I believe that they would be a great means to preach the Gospel, chapel, but there was a heathen man who took care of the chapel, Sieng not only to those Christians, but also to the Moslems, who in habit the Sing used to teach him to read the Bible. Sieng Sing was reading and same villages, and exceed them very much in number; for the schools praying day and night. One night as he was reading there sprang up a could be places of rest for the missionary and holy services when bo light quite bright in the room, everything was quite white, his hands and would go to preach the Word of Life; so they should be a great help to feet and body were all shaking, and in about half an hour it was all bring many of the inhabitants of those villages to the bosom of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ; and if the consequence of the present war to settle on the West Coast of Africa. The spot selected was a mouncould bring religious liberty, then these schools would be the best means tainous but fertile peninsula, about the size of the Isle of Wight, which to preach the Gospel to the Moslems of those villages.
the Portuguese had named, from the contour of its hills resembling a I have conversed during this year with many Mohammedans about lion, Sierra Leone, and which had been a centre of the slave traffic. the truthfulness of our religion, and they showed great wonder when Four years later the "Sierra Leone Company” was formed, not they heard some of our strong arguments, especially those of redemption. primarily, like the East India Company and the Hudson's Bay ComI believe, if they had freedom, they would profess Christianity.
pany, for commercial profit, but for the benefit of the Negroes.' This Company obtained possession of Sierra Leone; but notwithstanding the exertions of Zachary Macaulay (father of Lord Macaulay), who was for a
time governor of the settlement, misfortunes beset the project. Disease THE BUILDING OF THE CITY.
raged among the people; attacks from without and strife within (See NEHEMIAH III.)
destroyed their peace; in 1794 the French pillaged the colony. At
length, in 1808, the peninsula was handed over to the British Crown; and N troublous times, in sight of taunting foes,
after being managed for some years by another Company under GovernBy slow degrees the city walls arose ;
ment control, it became, in 1827, a regular Colony of Great Britain. With willing heart, in wisely planned array,
The acceptance of Sierra Leone by Government in 1808, was with a The builders wrought, and prospered day by day.
view to its being used as a depôt for rescued slaves. For, in the previous
year, Wilberforce's long campaign had been crowned with success, and The names, the labours, of that faithful band,
the Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade had passed into law (March In fullest detail, all recorded stand ;
24th, 1807). British ships of war were now to cruise up and down the The rich, the poor, the weak, the strong, are there ;
coast, seize the slavers, and deliver the wretched victims composing
their cargoes. These "liberated Africans," as they were called, were The daughters' hands the father's burden share.
accordingly landed at Sierra Leone : the adults being employed in the Type of a nobler city yet to be,
cultivation of the ground, and the children put to school. For many The praise of all who shall its glories see;
years the population was continually, augmented in this way, some
2,000 rescued slaves being added to it annually. These having been Built up of " lively stones," polished and fair,
kidnapped from almost every part of Africa, there were soon gathered at Earth's richest treasures shall be gathered there.
Sierra Leone representatives of more than a hundred tribes, speaking So doth it grow, the work of many hands,
widely different languages; and English therefore naturally became the
common tongue. In spite of scornful speech and hostile bands,
The moral condition of the poor degraded creatures thus collected Although “the walls be large," and many a sun
together was most deplorable, and for some years Sierra Leone presented Shall rise and set before the task is done.
sad scenes of barbarism, immorality, and superstition. The natives of
different tribes lived in open hostility. When clothing was given to Legions of eager angels could with ease
them they would sell it, or throw it away. The purity of family life Swiftly complete it, did their Master please;
was unknown among them. Their religion consisted of a belief in But, for some reason which we may not know,
gree-grees or charms, as the only preservative against the malice of evil The work is given to man-man, fallen, feeble, slow !
How was this state of things to be remedied ? No improvement took Rise, idler! rise, and be one labourer more
place until the Gospel was tried; and the result of its application by Pass in-there standeth many an open door;
faithful and praying men was the gradual conversion of almost the entire For thine own sake arise, and thou shalt feel
population to Christianity, and the raising of the colony to a high degree The work will stimulate thy languid zeal.
of civilisation and prosperity.
It was in 1816 that the Church_Missionary Society undertook the True labour wakens love. Our interest grows
instruction of the liberated slaves. For more than ten years its missionIn that for which we toil; plant thou a rose,
aries had laboured elsewhere on the coast, among the Susus and other And tend and water it-its flowers shall be
tribes, without success; but in that year, on the invitation of the The sweetest in gay summer's wreath to thee.
Governor, Sir C. McCarthy, its operations were concentrated upon Sierra
Leone, and schoolmasters and catechists were stationed at the different Oh, wondrous thought! God did but speak at first,
villages. For three years the Society's agents laboured amid much And lo! Creation into being burst;
discouragement; but in 1819 the blessing so fervently prayed for was And yet HE deigns to use the help of man,
poured out. At Regent's Town, especially, under the ministry of
W. A. B. Johnson, the Negroes threw away their gree-grees, crowded To consummate Salvation's glorious plan.
church and school, became honest and industrious, and showed every sign of true conversion to God. In 1822—the very year in which the future black Bishop was landed at Freetown—the Chief Justice remarked
publicly that in a population of 10,000 there were only six cases for trial BISHOP CROWTHER: HIS LIFE AND WORK.
at quarter sessions, and “not one from any of the villages under the II.—THE CITY OF REFUGE.
superintendence of a missionary or schoolmaster.”
These triumphs were not won without sacrifice. The climate of Sierra T Sierra Leone, as we have said, H.M.S. Myrmidon landed Leone, which has been improved by the cultivation of land once over
little Adjai and the other slaves rescued with him. Why spread with jungle, was then most deadly; and in the first twenty years there? Before pursuing the slave-boy's history, let us of the Mission, no fewer than fifty-three missionaries or missionaries' inquire something respecting
the place of his refuge. wives died at their post. Thus, in 1823, out of five missionaries who One hundred years ago England was a great slave- went out, four died within six months; two years later, two out of six
trading nation, and had actually a larger share in the fell within four months of their landing, and the next year, two out of export of slaves from West Africa than all other countries put together. three within six months. But true soldiers of the cross continually In the year 1771, 192 ships left England fitted up for the stowage of stepped forward to fill the vacancies in the ranks; and so the victory 47,146 Negroes, who were to be carried across the Atlantic to our American and West Indian Colonies. Public opinion, however, was To return to Adjai, the rescued slave-boy. The Myrmidon's “cargo developing upon the subject. John Wesley vehemently denounced the was distributed, as usual, among the different villages, and little Adjai buying and selling of flesh and blood. Granville Sharp's unwearied was allotted to Bathurst. Two hundred liberated African boys and girls efforts procured the famous and final decision of Lord Chief Justice were under the care of the mission schoolmaster at this place, and one of Mansfield, on June 22nd, 1772, that “as soon as any slave sets his foot these, who was employed as a monitor, taught the new-comer his alphabet. on English ground he becomes free.” In 1785 Thomas Clarkson won So eager was the boy to learn that, when the first day's school was over, the prize for the English Essay at Cambridge on the question, “Is it he ran off to the town, begged a halfpenny from his countrymen, and right to make slaves of others against their will ? " In 1787 the bought with it an alphabet-card for himself. In six months he could Abolition Society was formed; and in 1788 began Wilberforce's twenty read the New Testament well ; and then he too was made a monitor, and years' struggle in Parliament.
earned sevenpence-halfpenny a month for his services. The schoolIn 1787 a party of 400 Negroes, many of whom had been turned master's wife was so pleased with him that she gave him additional adrift by their masters after Lord Mansfield's decision, and had been instruction in the evening, along with a little girl named Asano, who had befriended by Granville Sharp, were sent by him, with some Europeans, been carried captive from the same tribe.
But young Adjai's education was not confined to ordinary school education. He learned also the work of a carpenter and of a mason ; and his teacher in the former trade was another mission schoolmaster, Mr. Weeks. The future Bishop of the Niger learned the use of the plane and the chisel from the future Bishop of Sierra Leone. Perhaps the progress of Sierra Leone in material prosperity would have been more marked than it has if industrial training to useful handicrafts, and especially to agriculture, had been more vigorously promoted by the authorities. And only six months ago, Bishop Crowther, then in England, in addressing three young lay agents who were receiving the Committee's instructions before sailing for East Africa, earnestly pressed upon them the dignity of manual labour when employed in the cause of Christ, and illustrated its practical value from his own personal experience on the Niger.
But in a higher kind of knowledge still young Adjai soon purchased to himself a good degree. He learned to know the Only True God, and Jesus Christ whom He bad sent, and having given ample evidence that his heart as well as his mind had embraced the Gospel, he was baptized on December 11th, 1825, taking the name of a venerable clergyman in England, SAMUEL CROWTHER.
forgotten Mr. Chan
cellor's work in the Seychelles Islands, and will be pleased to see another of his sketches, which this time shows us “ Venn's Town”itself, as he calls his little Industrial Home for African children; and his letter below describes the place. In this letter he mentions the visit to the island of Mahé of H.M.S. Fawn : One of the officers of that ship, Lieut. Sanders, has written to the Society in very warm terms respecting the Mission. “Considering the many difficulties," he says, “under which it labours, I think its success is wonderful, and it only shows that the Lord reigns and will surely prosper His own work. ... Both Mr. and Mrs. Chancellor
VENN'S TOWN INDUSTRIAL HOME, SEYCHELLES ISLANDS.
(From a Sketch by the Rev. W. B. Chancellor.)
seemed to display great tact and firmness in the management of the
NEW YEAR'S DAY AT SHAOUHING. children. ... There are certainly evidences of the Holy Spirit's working,
BY THE REV. R. PALMER. tending to cheer those who are seeking to win souls." VENN's Town, CAPUCHIN, SEYCHELLES,
[We insert this in our February number because, as will be noticed, the
Chinese New Year's Day referred to fell in February last.]
July 21st, 1877. As we have finished the building at Venn's Town, I think, perhaps, your
OST of the readers of the GLEANER are probably aware what readers would like to have a sketch of it. The locality—the altitude of
a high and festive day New Year's Day is in China. For which has at last been decided by Captain Wharton, of H.M.S. Fawn, to
weeks preparation is made, and upon the last few days of be 1,500 feet above the level of the sea—is called Capuchin, on
the old year nothing is thought or talked of but “kwuaccount of the many trees so named which grow here; they belong to
nyien” or passing the year, i.e., performing the usual New the “Sideroscylon " species. This timber is very hard, and almost indes
Year's ceremonies. The literati are busy seeking a tutorship tructible, either in water or in the atmosphere, and therefore invaluable or school for the coming year; the business man is busy writing up his for building purposes. The stumps represented in the sketch are of old books; the shopkeepers are busy making up heterogeneous parcels, which Capuchin trees. A
are destined to degreat fire, which ex
light the hearts of old tended from one end
and young in many of Mahé almost to
a household; the artithe other, destroyed
sans are busy trying the then standing
to earn as much as timber, and left these
they can, in order to weird-looking trunks,
begin another year which very much re
free from debt; the mind one of some of
housewife is busy Doré's pictures.
washing her lord's Nearly all the wood
clothes and those of of which the houses
the olive branches ; are built was cut
the charwoman is upon the hill which
busy giving the house forms the back
its annual cleansing; ground of the sketch.
messengers are busy The stone for the
rushing hither and foundation, of which
thither, collecting there is a great quan
money which is still tity here, was broken
owing; and even the by fire. The lime,
very beggars are busy which is made of
too, going from house coral, was brought up
to house soliciting from town, a distance
alms from the in. of about four miles.
mates, who cannot We can now easily
refuse a few cash at accommodate 200
such a joyful season. children, and by ceil
New Year's Day ing the houses, could
may truly be said to lodge 100 more.
be the only Sabbath The following list
the Chinese have. will show the present
Worship of population of Venn's
kind is performed by Town:- African
nearly every one, boys, 32; African
shops are closed, men girls, 25; African la
cease to work, and bourers and families,
(an unusual thing) 19; Mission Servant,
all on this day are
clad in their very 1; Superintendent of manual labour and
best. Sometimes a his family, 6; Euro
man you know calls pean Missionary and
upon you to pay his family, 4; Servants,
respects, but being so 2;—Total, 89.
metamorphosed by I trust that now we
the fine clothing he shall be able to con
has contrived to encentrate all our ener
velope himself in, gies upon the school,
and being bound to and the Mission in
display extra general. Our work
quantum of cerenow really begins.
mony, it is not until
CHINESE LADIES. The ship is no longer
you have looked at in dock, but fairly
him again and yet afloat; and I trust that the Good Master will give us wisdom and grace "again that you can recognise beneath the folds of wool and cloth the to steer her safely through all evils, and to bring a rich freight of immortal individual who—except on this day—always appears before you with souls to the haven of eternal rest.
garments of many colours, which might aptly be compared to an oldSince the above was in type, a letter has been received from Bishop fashioned patchwork quilt much the worse for wear.
This day, then, being a day of worship (idolatrous), leisure, recreation, Royston, who was in the Seychelles on visitation in November last, in and joy, it seemed to me that it would be quite in keeping to have a which he says of Mr. Chancellor's work,“We were much interested in morning service in our school-room for our Christians, and any others all that we saw and heard. I was struck with very decided progress in who liked to come. I mentioned my desire to one of our Christians, and the general behaviour and discipline of the children. There is good receiving a “ ting hao i-ts” or a warm approval of my plan for an answer, evidence of patient labour and earnest Christian training. And apart it was arranged to have full morning service, and afterwards Holy
Communion. from the felt influences of the place on the young inmates, it is clear that
New Year's Day fell on Tuesday, February 13th, 1877, and at 9.30 A.M. the adult Africans who are scattered all over the islands begin to look on
all our regular attendants at church, except two Christians from a village it as a place for their special benefit.”
a few miles outside the city, were present. Waiting a short time they
arrived, their late arrival being easily accounted for, by the man having to scull the boat to the city himself, as on this rest day there were no
EPITOME OF MISSIONARY NEWS. passenger boats. By this time a good number of our neighbours had come in, some expressly to attend the service, and others to congratulate
The consecration of the Rev. T. V. French to the new Bishopric of me on being a year older ; altogether we had a good congregation. After
Lahore, and of the Rev. J. H. Titcomb to the new Bishopric of Rangoon, the second lesson I gave an address, giving a short review of the eventful
took place at Westminster Abbey on December 21st, together with that year through which we had passed, and then addressing the three classes
of Archdeacon Trollope to the Bishop-suffragan of Nottingham. The whom I saw before me, namely-1st, Those who did not know the
Archbishop of Canterbury officiated, assisted by the Bishops of Winchester doctrine ; 2nd, Those who did, but were undecided; and 3rd, Christians. preached by Dr. Kay, formerly of Calcutta.
and Sydney, Bishops Anderson, Claughton, and Perry. The sermon was After the service many good wishes were exchanged between the people, and all seemed pleased at having come together. I was particularly
We much regret to report the death of Mrs. F. F. Gough, of Ningpo, pleased in seeing one or two present whom I had hitherto ineffectually The former had been in China many years, having
been a missionary's
on November 3rd, and of Mrs. Russell, of East Africa, on November 20th. persuaded to attend our services. May it be the beginning of better things even to them !
widow before her marriage to Mr. Gough in 1867. She has worked most The morning service over, we celebrated the love of our Lord and
earnestly among the Chinese women. Mrs. Russell only joined her husband Master in dying for us.
at Frere Town about twelve months before her death. It was a happy occasion, for two of our Christians who were baptized last August partook of their first Communion,
Mr. J. B. Read, who went out to Leke last summer, to carry on the and it was fitting that they on the first day of another year should thus
work begun by Mr. Hinderer, died of fever in a canoe on the lagoon, on afresh dedicate themselves body, soul, and spirit to Him whom but a few
Dec. 12th. He had entered on his labours in a true missionary spirit, and
his removal is a real loss to the Yoruba Mission. months since they had found to be their Saviour. Thus we passed the morning of our New Year's Day. The snow was
Mr. H. D. Williamson, B.A., of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, lying thickly on the ground, but above there was a beautiful and un
who offered himself to the Society last year, was ordained by the Bishop clouded sky. And as the frozen snow thawed under the penetrating rays
of London on December 21st. The Committee took leave of him and of the welcome sun, one could not but breathe a prayer to Almighty
Mrs. Williamson on January 8th, when they were addressed by General God, that it may please Him soon to cause the Sun of Righteousness to
Sir W. Hill. Mr. Williamson is designated to the Mission among the rise and shine upon poor China, melting the snows of ignorance, super- lately also gone out to the same station, Jubbulpore, in connection with
Gônds, the hill-tribes of Central India. His sister and sister-in-law have stition, and sin which at present lie thickly upon its heart.
the Zenana Mission.
The Rev. H. Plume, curate of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, has offered
himself to the Society for missionary work, and has been accepted. NYANZA MISSION-RECEPTION BY KING MTESA. country in 1864-73, is about to return to the Mission to take part in
The Rev. A. H. Arden, who laboured with much success in the Telugu ETTERS have been received from Lieut. Smith and
evangelistic work. He will be a valuable addition to the staff, especially
as the death of the able Native clergyman, the Rev. Ainala Bhushanam, i Mr. Wilson to August 27th last. Lieut. Smith
has left so serious a blank. encloses two letters which he had received from Mr. J. R. Streeter has come home with his motherless children, but King Mtesa, written by the negro boy, Dallington, will return immediately to Frere Town, to carry on the industrial work who was left with Mtesa by Mr. Stanley. They are
he has so well begun. He has shown the Committee two samples of the addressed to “My dear friend wite men,” and urge them to come
cotton grown from the seed sown by him last spring.
The Rev. Joseph Carter, Native pastor at Benares, whose ordination quickly. Messengers were also sent to guide the party.
we noticed last month, died at Lucknow on November 6th. Lieut. Smith and Mr. Wilson accordingly left Kagehyi, at the A fund is being raised to establish two annual prizes, one for Biblical southern end of the lake, on the 25th June, in the Daisy. and the other for secular knowledge, in the Punjab, as a memorial to They made for the island Ukara, thirty miles north on Stanley's General Lake.
Bishop Bompas, of Athabasca, writing in August last, reports that in map. Mistaking, from its dulcet tones, the native war cry for a
the previous thirteen months he had traversed the extreme breadth of the peaceful invitation, they attempted to land. Providentially a
diocese, from the Youcon, in the north-west, to the borders of Rupert's rock suddenly appeared as they were nearing the shore, and the Land in the south-east, a distance of 2,000 miles, passing over, in going boat was shoved off to avoid striking, whereupon the natives and returning, about double that distance, and visiting all the Mission attacked with stones and poisoned arrows. Lieut. Smith received
stations and other posts on the route. He was about to go through the a severe injury in the left eye, and Mr. Wilson was struck by a Rocky Mountains and visit Metlakahtla.
Peace River district to the south-west, and from thence to cross the poisoned arrow, but not seriously hurt.
Dr. E. Downes, our medical missionary in Kashmir, reports that in the They then made straight across the lake for Uganda, and four months last summer during which his hospital was open, he had reached Murchison Bay on the 26th. They reached the capital, 4,180 out-patients and 219 in-patients, and performed 540 operations. which appears to be called Rubago, on July 2nd. The king Qadir Bahksh, the old Kashmir catechist, held daily services for the
applicants. received them with great cordiality and state. The letters from
The Rev. James Johnson has sent an interesting report of his tour of the Sultan of Zanzibar and the Society were then read, and inspection last summer to the inland stations of the Yoruba Mission, translated into Kisuahili by the boy Dallington. When the which will be printed in the C.M. Intelligencer. passage was read in the Society's letter in which a reference is A Brahmin student at the Noble High School at Masulipatam was made to our Lord, the king ordered a salute to be fired, which baptized by the Rev. J. Sharp, on October 7th, after a most painful
struggle between the youth and his relatives, who for four hours on the was explained to be for joy at the mention of the name of Jesus.
Saturday night hung upon him, imploring him not to embrace ChristiAt a subsequent private interview, the king made particular in- anity. A full account appeared in the C.M. Intelligencer for January. quiries whether the missionaries had brought the Book, the Bible.
A Mohammedan named Galam Hussain, forty-eight years of age, and On July 28th, Mr. Wilson writes again that everything con
belonging to a respectable Zemindar family, was baptized at Azimgurh,
on September 9th, by the Rev. B. H. Skelton. tinued most encouraging. A service was held at the palace every Mr. P. M. Zenker, of the C.M.S. Mission at Agra, has, says the Indian Sunday morning, the king himself translating into Kiganda Christian Intelligencer, just completed an elaborate History of the everything read and said for the benefit of those who do not Christian Church in Urdu. “It is an exceedingly valuable work, which understand Kisuahili.
supplies a great want and supplies it admirably." Lieutenant Smith left Mr. Wilson at Uganda on the 30th
The Bombay Guardian says that there are now 116 lady missionaries in
India, not including missionaries' wives. July, and recrossed the Lake to Kagehyi, where Mr. O'Neill
The Spectator of November 10th, reviewing the new edition of Mrs. had remained. Much preparation was still necessary before Hinderer's Memoir (Seventeen Years in the Yoruba Country) says, “ This transporting all their baggage, &c., to Uganda, but they hoped to deeply interesting volume is one of the most satisfactory records of be there at the end of October.
missionary work in Africa, and also one of the most impressive personal
narratives of missionary experience within our knowledge. [This number of the GLEANER was ready for press when the news Hinderer was a woman who must have made her mark anywhere, by her arrived, so we can only give the foregoing summary now. Further intellectual force and clear-sightedness, her quiet resolution, and her particulars in our next.]