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at least, to have appeared before the Headmen.” “Why,” he rejoined, “ if I have not done wrong ?". Then, after much altercation amongst themselves,

III.-THE YOUNG TEACHER. they one by one went down-stairs and dispersed; having failed, through God's great mercy, so far, to find cause for violence. It seems to me a

OR four years the Mission school at Bathurst numbered remarkable and cheering erent; though one cannot tell what they may

among its young learners the Yoruba boy who, in the try next. But God will lovingly guard His own! I think it will be wise

fourth year, was baptized by the name of Samuel Crowther. to leave Luke as much alone as possible ; only having him up (to Hang

In 1826, the kind schoolmaster and mistress, Mr. and chow) for instruction from time to time.

Mrs. Davey, to whose charge he had been committed,

came over to England, and wishing to bring with them a If you are able to give insertion to this, to me, strangely interesting young African for further education in this country, they chose Samuel narrative, I trust it may help to stir up some of the Lord's people to for this purpose ; and the boy, whose face in maturer years was to be so earnest special prayer on behalf of the young Christian community of

familiar amongst us, first set foot on English ground in that year, landGreat Valley.


ing at Portsmouth on August 16th. He was only here for a few months, however, during which time he attended the parochial school in the

Liverpool Road, Islington. Other arrangements were made for him, and BOOK-HAWKING BY THE WEST LAKE.

he was sent back to Africa early in the following year.

One of the earliest of the Society's agencies at Sierra Leone had been MHE forezoing deeply interesting narrative cannot be better illus- an Industrial Boarding-school, called the Christian Institution. In course

trated than by presenting with it a drawing by the Christian of time the general establishment of schools in the towns and villages to

artist, Matthew Tai, who has taken so active a part in the good some extent superseded this central school, and it was resolved to merge work it describes. Our readers will be glad to meet again the designer of

it into a College for the training of Native Teachers. In February, 1827, the pictorial illustrations of the Parables in our last year's volume. Mr.

the Rev. C. L. F. Haensel arrived in the colony, commissioned to carry G. E. Moule, in sending us the sketch engraved on the opposite page,

out this plan. An estate and buildings belonging to a previous governor

chanced to be for sale. These were at once secured, and the Fourah Bay adds the following note :

College was opened. Six of the most promising African youths were taken The scene is the north-east corner of our pretty lake. In the back- in as students; and the very first name on the list is that of Samuel ground the steep and picturesque bills which gird the lake on all sides Crowther. but the east, where it washes the foot of the city wall. A pagoda, or So rapidly did Sa uel's mind now expand and his abilities become Buddhist relic tower, built eight centuries or more ago by the monk manifest, that in a very few months the scholar was promoted to be an Paou-shuh, after whom it is called. It is a solid pile of brick forming a assistant-teacher in the college. It was about this time that, in the graceful polygonal spire, capped with an iron pole and spiral wire, the retrospect of his strange career, he was led to call the day of his capwhole perhaps 150 feet high. Nearer to us, a causeway crossing the lake, tivity a blessed day, because it was the day which God had marked out for linked together by three fine stone bridges, and planted on either side him to set out on his journey from the land of heathenism, superstition, with weeping willows. Pleasure boats of the smaller kind plying or and vice, to a place where the Gospel was preached.” And a crowning waiting for hire at the door of a boatman's cottage. In front, three of earthly blessing was soon granted to him. In the year 1829 he married our Native brethren, with gospels and tracts, offering them for sale or Asano, the very little girl who had learned to read with him at Bathurst, explaining their contents. Pleasure-seekers, or perhaps pilgrims to the and who was now a baptized Christian named Susanna. Half a century various shrines that fill every nook and valley of the picturesque shores, has nearly elapsed since that marriage; if it please God to spare their purchasing, listening, or reading. The artist Matthew, his dear young lives another year, the golden wedding may be celebrated ; and they have son John, and another Christian pupil, Kyi-doh, brother of one of the seen their childrens' children to the third generation. One son is now late ordained deacons and son of Stephen Dzing, are zealous evangelists the Rev. Dandeson Coates Crowther (so named after a former C.M.S.

Secretary), a faithful missionary under his father on the Niger; two

in this way.

other sons are in good positions as laymen ; and three daughters have been

EPITOME OF MISSIONARY NEWS. happily married, two of them to excellent African clergymen. An addition from home to the teaching staff of the College set Crowther

The 1st of May falling this year on Wednesday, the Anniversary of free from his duties there after a short period of service ; and in the

the Church Missionary Society will be on Tuesday, April 30th. The same year that he married he was appointed schoolmaster at Regent's

Annual Sermon will be on Monday, the 29th, when the Bishop of Cashel Town. The missionary there was his old friend Mr. Weeks (afterwards

Dr. Maurice Day, will (D.V.) preach. Bishop of Sierra Leone), who writes in the same year, “I have now a

The C.M.S. Committee are appealing for fresh funds for the Nyanza good assistant in Samuel Crowther; he promises fair to be very useful.

Mission, to carry on the work begun with so much promise in Uganda, The Lord give him grace and keep him humble.” In the Society's

and also to occupy Karagué and the island of Ukerewe. A sum of Annual Report for 1830, we find the following in the List of Mission

£10,000 is required at once, towards which a friend has given £4,000 Agents : - “ Mountain District: Regent - Samuel Crowther, School- anonymously. Fresh men also are needed, especially an engine-fitter. master ; Susan Crowther, Schoolmistress." In 1832 he was transferred to

Later letters, to Oct. 12th, have been received from Lieut. Smith. He Wellington, a village in the “ River District"; and the school there is

was still at Ukerewe. No news from Mr. Wilson in Uganda. Otherwise spoken of as doing well under his management.

all well. The year 1834 saw him back again at Fourah Bay, as a regularly ap

Two long-tried friends of the C.M.S., the Rev. Joseph Fenn and pointed tutor, under the Rev. G. A. Kissling (afterwards Archdeacon

General A. Clarke, have been taken to their rest since our last number went Kissling, of New Zealand), who had succeeded Mr. Haensel in the Prin- to press. Mr. Fenn was a missionary sixty years ago, being the fourth cipalship. For nearly seven years he laboured faithfully in this respon

English clergyman (educated and ordained independently) to go out for sible post, and among those who came under his instructions at the time

the Society. He laboured nine years in Travancore. On his return home were George Nicol and Thomas Maxwell, who were afterwards the second

he was a valued member of the Committee for many years. He was the and third natives ordained to the ministry of the Church (Crowther him

father of the Rev. C. C. Fenn, Secretary of the Society, and of the self being the first), and who both ultimately became Government

Rev. D. Fenn, Corresponding Secretary at Madras. General Clarke was Chaplains on the West Coast. Nicol also became the husband of one of

also a much esteemed member of the Committee from 1858, and regular his daughters. It was the custom-as it still is—for the Fourah Bay

in attendance to the last. When an active Indian officer thirty years students to engage in Sunday-school teaching, and other works of Chris

ago he took a great interest in missionary work. tian usefulness in the colony. The school in which Crowther taught was

The Rev. E. C. Stuart was consecrated to the Bishopric of Waiapu one attached to “Gibraltar Chapel," a building used for Divine worship,

at St. John's Church, Napier, New Zealand, on Sunday, December 9th. which was afterwards destroyed by fire. Mr. Kissling's Reports speak

The Bishop of Christchurch, as Primate of New Zealand, officiated, once and again of the zeal and diligence of the teachers in this Sunday

assisted by the Bishops of Auckland and Wellington. The Bishop of school, and mention that, in his absence, Samuel Crowther officiated as

Auckland preached from Acts xx. 28. Superintendent.

Bishop Crowther, with the full concurrence of the Archbishop of But a wider sphere of usefulness was soon to open out before him. In

Canterbury, has appointed two of his Native clergy to the office of Arch1841 was projected and fitted out the celebrated Niger Expedition, to

deacon ; viz., his son, the Rev. Dandeson C. Crowther, for the Lower Niger, open up the great river to lawful commerce. We shall have more to say

and the Rev. Henry Johnson, who will be transferred from the Yoruba respecting it in a future chapter, and need only now mention that, on

Mission, for the Upper Niger. the Government granting permission to the Society to send with the

The Henry Venn steamer, for the Niger Mission, was launched on Expedition two missionaries, with the view of ascertaining something of

January 23rd, at Renfrew, and sailed on February 5th for Africa. She is a the languages and religious customs of the tribes on the river, the Rev.

paddle steamer, schooner-rigged; measures 120 feet in length, and 16 feet J. F. Schön and Samuel Crowther were appointed to this special work.

beam; draws about 3 feet 9 inches when full; and will steam at the rate

of ten knots an hour. Sad disappointment rested upon this first attempt to open up Central

She is to be a “total abstinence ship," and the Africa to commerce and Christianity. Sickness prostrated almost the

Church of England Temperance Society has presented medals to Bishop whole of the European crews, and the hand of death fell, within two

Crowther, Mr. Ashcroft (the C.M.S. Industrial Agent, who will take months, upon 42 out of 150. But Mr. Schön and Mr. Crowther were

charge of her), and the crew. both mercifully preserved; and their journals of the Expedition were

The Rev. W. Romaine, the oldest of Bishop Crowther's Native agents, afterwards published, and formed a deeply interesting volume.

who has been connected with the Mission since its commencement in The time had now come, in the providence of God, for Samuel Crowther

1857, and was ordained in 1869, died at Onitsha on Nov. 7th. The to be set apart for the higher and more sacred duties of the ministry.

Bishop writes, “ To his last breath our departed brother stedfastly placed Fourah Bay had proved his ability as a teacher, and the Niger had wit

his hope of salvation solely on the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ." nessed his energy as a missionary--so much so that Mr. Schön had written

The Rev. Henry Johnson has sent a most interesting report of his from the river to the Society recommending him for ordination. The

journey up the Niger with Bishop Crowther last autumn. IIe describes Committee accordingly summoned him to England, where he landed for

the prospects of the Mission as very promising, especially at Brass, Onitthe second time, September 3rd, 1842, bringing with him in manuscript

sha, and Lokoja. At Brass, on Sunday, Nov. 4th, there were 480 persons a grammar and vocabulary in Yoruba, his mother-tongue, the work of his at church, including King Ockiya and several other Christian chiefs; leisure hours while on board ship; and was placed at the Islington Church

and two days after, the Bishop confirmed 58 persons. At Bida, 350 miles Missionary College under the Rev. C. F. Childe.

up the river, Mr. Johnson was received by Umoru, the Mohammedan Among his contemporaries at Islington it is interesting to notice the

King of Nupe, with great cordiality, as an Arabic scholar and as one who names of Henry Baker and James Hunter. The latter (afterwards Arch

had seen the holy city of El Kuds (Jerusalem). From seven places invideacon Hunter), the well-known and enterprising missionary in North

tations for teachers have been sent to Bishop Crowther; one of them West America, was ordained with him. It was on Trinity Sunday

being Yimaha, an important town on the Binue. At Bonny the bitter (June 11th), 1813, that the first on the goodly roll of Native African

persecution continues, and one convert has been deliberately starved to clergy received holy orders at the hands of the Bishop of London (Dr.

death for refusing to partake of the idol sacrifices. Blom field); and on the 1st October following, the young deacon was

On October 28th, at Otaki, New Zealand, the Bishop of Wellington ordained a presbyter of the Church by the same bishop. In preaching the

admitted to deacon's orders Aroma Te Vaua, a native Maori, who will Society's Anniversary Sermon in 1844, Bishop Blomfield referred with

be stationed at Wanganui. much satisfaction to his share in an event so pregnant with hope for

The Bishop of Madras, in his fifth charge, delivered at Madras, on Africa :

November 1st, estimates the number of Native Christians in his diocese, “What cause,” he exclaimed, "for thanksgiving to Him who hath

connected with the Church of England, to be 79,917, an increase of made of one blood all nations of men, is to be found in the thought

65 per cent. in fifteen years. About three-fourths of these belong to the that He has not only blessed the labourers of the Society, by bringing

C.M.S. The Native Clergy have increased threefold in the same period. many of those neglected and persecuted people to the knowledge of a

They now number 103, of whom 71 are C.M.S. During his episcopate, Saviour, but that, from among a race who were despised as incapable of

Bishop Gell has confirmed 25,541 Native Christians. intellectual exertion and acquirement, He has raised up men well quali

The Rev. R. T. Dowbiggin sends a gratifying report of the educational fied, even in point of knowledge, to communicate to others the saving

work at Cotta, Ceylon. There are forty-four schools in the district, truths which they have themselves embraced, and to become preachers of

with 1,221 boys and 962 girls. The numbers have more than doubled the Gospel to their brethren according to the flesh !”

in seven years. Sir C. Layard, K.C.M.G., in his Administrative Report The ordination day was twenty-one years less one week after the poor

for 1876, says, " It is a cheerful sign of progress that schools for females frightened slave-boy was landed by H.M.S. Myrmidon at Sierra Leone.

are now generally resorted to. I do not know a more gratifying sight Truly we may perceive concerning him as Eli perceived concerning the

than that which may be witnessed on any occasion of a collective examilittle Hebrew boy who first bore the name of Samuel, that “the Lord

nation of the girls educated in the C.M.S. schools at Cotta.” Fourteen had called the child !”

young people from these schools were baptized last year on their personal profession. One of them is the daughter of a devil-dancer, and is enduring much persecution for Christ's sake.


APRIL, 1878.


Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar, moved the first resolution, Thoughts for those Engaged in Christ's Service.

which was cordially adopted, £3,000 being at once subscribed.

Peshawar is an important city of about 60,000 inhabitants, BY THE REV. G. EVERARD, Vicar of St. Mark's, Wolverhampton.

next to Cabul the most important in Affghanistan. It stands IV.—THE SECRET OF STRENGTH.

at the mouth of the celebrated Khyber Pass, and is constantly “When I am weak, then am I strong.”—2 Cor. xii. 10.

visited by numbers of Affghans from beyond the mountains, STRANGE paradox, yet constantly beneficial in the

and by people of all the neighbouring nations, especially in believer's walk. Not when my natural vigour is

the cold weather, when caravans and strangers daily arrive. sufficient, not when I think I can do any thing and

The result of this meeting was a memorial to the Church every thing, but when I see my own power gone,

Missionary Society, signed by the chairman on behalf of "a when I can do nothing of myself—then, looking off number of residents and friends at Peshawar.” On receiving from self-looking up for Divine help—then“ am I strong," for

the memorial the Committee decided upon occupying Peshawar “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

as one of their stations, and as pioneer they sent forth to the We think we are too weak to do the Lord's work: the fact

frontier the Rev. Robert Clark, to co-operate with Dr. Pfander, is we are too strong. We think of what we can do instead of who had hitherto been labouring in Agra ; and their hands what the Lord can do. Our strength is our weakness, and our

were strengthened by the assistance of an earnest worker and weakness is our strength.

liberal friend, Colonel Martin, who at this juncture retired I see this very plainly in the life of the Apostle. We have it

from the public service to give himself up more entirely to the

Lord's work. in 1 Cor. xv. 10, “I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me." So, too, is it

Six years later, on the 1st May, 1860, when the Indian in this passage in 2 Cor. xii. He had the promise, “ My grace

Mutiny had come and gone, Sir Herbert Edwardes stood on the is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weak- platform at the anniversary meeting of the Church Missionary ness,” ver. 9. So he gloried in those things which manifested

Society in Exeter Hall, and said : “ The outpost of Peshawar his powerlessness. And why? " That the power of Christ might

is one of the most difficult and arduous posts in India. But rest upon him.” So, too, in Col. i. 29. He did not strive and

safety reigned there throughout the whole time of the Mutiny. labour through his own natural energy and determination. He

Why? Because we honoured God from the very first in that | recognised a power working mightily in him and with him. place; because we established a Christian Mission there. And “I also labour, striving according to His working, which worketh

I can tell you that Dr. Pfander, one of the best and most able

Christian missionaries who was ever sent forth, went down into in me mightily." If I would work successfully, I must cherish the same spirit.

the streets of Peshawar, where 60,000 heathen and Mohammedans I must constantly remember my utter inability to do the least

met him face to face, and there he opened his Bible and preached thing aright of myself. I have neither the will, the wisdom, the to them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He did not fear but that

God would take care of His own. strength, nor the perseverance to labour in His vineyard. I

He did his duty; and I have a mighty foe ever at hand to hinder me.

I have to con

believe in my heart, and bear testimony to it this day, that at tend with sloth, deadness, love of praise, worldliness, and the

Peshawar we derived our safety from the presence of the Christian

Mission like an ark amongst us.” fear of man, in my own heart. I have to work for souls in a world at enmity with God.

Our scene must now again shift, and while our pioneers are But my sufficiency is of God. He chooses the weak things district of KANGRA. Here, too, early in 1854, a Mission had

establishing the Mission at Peshawar, let us turn to the hillto confound the mighty,” that His may be all the glory. He hath promised me the almighty aid of His Holy Spirit. All

been commenced. The Rev. J. N. Merk was at work, assisted

The power in heaven and in earth is in the hand of Christ, and He by a European schoolmaster and three native teachers. imparts it to all who rely solely upon Him. Therefore why Mission-house, a bungalow purchased from an English civilian,

hill of Kangra should I doubt or fear? I shall go forth in the strength of the

and Bhebana. | Lord. And in His strength will I labour on, and fulfil the work

At the latter place is a very ancient and famous He hath given me to do.

Hindu temple, the resort of vast multitudes of pilgrims from various parts of the country twice in the year, and esteemed of

such sanctity that Runjeet Singh, the last king of the Sikhs, SKETCHES OF THE PUNJAB MISSION. when he was dying, directed, amongst his other acts of supposed BY THE AUTHOR OF “MORAVIAN LIFE IN THE BLACK FOREST," &c. merit, that the top should be covered with plates of gold,---which

was actually done. IV.-New Stations : Peshawar, Kangra, Multan.

Twenty miles off is another place of eminent Hindu sanctity, MRITSAR, the sacred city of the Sikhs, the religious Jowala Mukhi, where a sacred flame of fire issues from the

metropolis of the Punjab, the emporium of com- bituminous rock. There is a tradition that if a man cut out merce for North India, had been chosen as the his tongue, and lay it on the idol's head in the temple here, he great starting-point and centre of missionary work will not only go to heaven, but his tongue will grow again in

in the Punjab, and we shall have by-and-bye more four days' time. Instances of people cutting out their tongues to

say about it; but for the present we must leave the work to in consequence have frequently occurred. progress there, while we turn to other scenes and places.

A large number of villages and towns are thickly scattered On the 19th of December, 1853, a public meeting was held at about the rich and beautiful valley of Kangra, one of the most PESHAWAR in favour of the immediate commencement of mission- fertile spots in India, and here it was that Mr. Merk began to ary labour in that town. The meeting was presided over by break up the fallow ground, and to sow abroad in it the incorMajor (afterwards Sir Herbert) Edwardes, who had so greatly ruptible seed of the Word of God, by daily preaching in Kangra distinguished himself in the Punjab war; and Captain James, the itself, and by missionary excursions to other places in the

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district. The people proved to be a simple, quiet race, very super- The opportunities for usefulness at this time in a directly stitious and credulous, but alive to kindness, and easily won by missionary point of view were small, but they were not neglected. judicious and gentle treatment. The missionary's influence was “Perhaps," observed Mr. Fitzpatrick, “there is not another the more readily felt from the fact that the Native priests were a missionary in India without a colleague or a Native assistant, but most dissolute and immoral set, and not at all looked up to by this is my portion. I go to the city alone, and preach for a the inhabitants of the country.

short time every second day. I feel it is a great cross to stand Mr. Merk did not have long to wait for a first-fruit of his up alone before a very degraded, polluted people, who gainsay in labours here. While on a preaching visit at the Jowala Mukhi their hearts every word that I say, or pity my folly.” mela, or fair, a respectable young Brahmin, formerly a schoolmaster Eventually the health of himself and of Mrs. Fitzpatrick of the place, came to his tent for some books. He had some having severely suffered, he was compelled to return home. He knowledge of Christianity through intercourse with Native Chris- had baptized two adults, " the first-fruits of a difficult mission tians, especially the earnest-minded, gentle-mannered Pastor carried on in difficult times." Whilst in England he was not idle, Golaknath, of Jullunder. He now asked for further instruction but occupied his resting-time in editing the works of Dr. Pfander in the Christian religion, and he was ultimately baptized on in Persian and Hindustani. In 1863, his wife having died, he October 16th, 1864.

returned to the Punjab and his old missionary field, but only to The founding of yet another station, that of Multan, must be become aware, through prostrating illness, that his constitution noticed. Its occupation was owing to the desire of the Rev. was now utterly unequal to the exigencies of the Indian climate. Thomas Fitzpatrick to spread missionary labour and influence He bade a final farewell to India in 1864 ; the following year he as widely as possible. He had already, with his colleagues, married a second time, but ten years of mission work in India preached and itinerated in all directions in the densely-populated had exhausted health and vigour, and a short illness terminated country around Amritsar, but he felt that the Punjab was lying his earthly career in February, 1866. wide before him, and that everywhere was spiritual destitution. He was not the first of the Punjab missionaries who had been As soon as the arrival of a new missionary—the Rev. A. Straw- called to a heavenly home. No less than five were already gone bridge—at Amritsar set him free, he set out on a missionary tour before him, all of whom had died in India ; two at Peshawar, to Multan, to ascertain its fitness for occupation. The European one at Multan, one at Amritsar, and another, belonging to the residents received him gladly; liberal aid was promised him; same station, at Dalhousie. These were years of trial in the and hither he transferred himself, with the consent of the Parent Mission, but the Lord doeth what seemeth good in His sight. Committee, in the beginning of 1856. As at Amritsar so at His ways are not as ours, and we know that what He does must Multan, he exercised a beneficial and happy influence on all with be best. whom he came in contact.



THE REV. W. T. SATTHIANÂDAN. as the first Native clergyman of the C.M.S. in South India.

She and her daughters have for some years carried on an EVERAL of our African clergy are well-known per- extensive and successful work of female education in Madras,

sonally to large circles of friends in England; but besides being devoted evangelists to their heathen sisters in the not one of the ordained Natives of India connected zenanas of that great city. The same Report gives the number with the C.M.S.—the number of whose names are of girls in her six schools as 444, and of the zenanas visited by

about a hundred and twenty-has ever visited this her, with the assistance of some Christian women, as 50, comcountry. By the time, however, that these lines appear, we prising 105 lady pupils. “The Gospel," writes Mr. Satthianâdan, hope that the respected clergyman and his excellent wife whose « is thus silently winning its way, and may, in God's good time, portraits we now present, will have landed on our shores. A produce fruit in the conversion of many of the daughters of few lines concerning them will therefore have a special interest India.” for many of our readers.

We are sure that Mr. and Mrs. Satthianâdan will meet with a A year and a half ago there died, at Poonamalli, near Madras, hearty welcome when they come amongst us. an aged schoolmaster, William Cruickshanks, who had for more than a quarter of a century,

A HINT TO although totally blind, laboured most earnestly as

WORKING PARTIES. head-master of the C.M.S.

N a private letter dated high-class school at Pa

Nov. 27th last, Archlamcottah. His earnest

deacon Kirkby writes

from York Factory, Hudand spiritual teaching had

son's Bay : been instrumental in lead

“My dear wife bids me ing many of the young

thank you very much for Hindus under his charge

sending such suitable and to embrace the Gospel.

nice things. The garments

were all good, and of a kind In season and out of

most suited to the wants of the good man

the people. One has no desought, by all manner of

sire to find fault, neither innocent stratagems, to

would I dry up any stream

of benevolence, for draw his pupils to study

needs are great; but it is with him the Word of God;

just that which makes me and not a few who are now

feel very sorry to see what bearing witness for Christ

useless things are often sent.

Old missionary magazines, among their countrymen

railway guides, gardeners' delight to dwell upon his

chronicles, and all sorts of happy influence over them.

rubbish that one would be One of these is now the

sorry to have to pay the Rev. W. T. Satthianâdan.

freight for from London to

Cornwall, much Mr. Satthianâdan had

voyage across the ocean ! to endure the usual trial

And unless you saw them, of a well-connected Hindu

you would never believe when he becomes a Chris

how absurd some of the

articles of clothing are. I tian. He had literally to

often wish that I could give give up all for Christ. But

the dear working parties a he was warmly welcomed

few lessons in cutting out by the Tinnevelly mission

women and girls' clothing ! aries; and after pursuing

Many of them do not appear

to have the least idea of prohis studies, first under the

portion or shape, others late Rev. J. Thomas, and

seem to think the more fan. then at Bishop Corrie's THE REV. W. T. AND MRS. SATTHIANÂDAN, OF MADRAS.

tastical they can make the school at Madras, he was

things the better.” attached as an evangelist to the Itinerant Mission commenced by the Rev. T. G. Ragland. LEAVES FROM THE HISTORY OF A MISSIONARY His zeal and ability marked him out for the sacred ministry, and he was ordained by Bishop Dealtry in 1860.

AUXILIARY. His first pastoral charge was in the Sivagasi district, North

By M188 E. J. WHATELY. Tinnevelly, where he worked in company with his excellent

CHAPTER XII. brethren the Revs. J. Cornelius and V. Vedhanayagam. In

E have another 'auxiliary trouble,"” said Mrs. Weston to 1863 he was appointed to the Native congregation of Trinity

her husband, about a week after the occurrence last related, Church, Madras, where, for the last fifteen years, he has laboured

on his return from a two days' absence at a clerical both as pastor and as missionary, and has been privileged to

conference. “You told me to open your letters while gather round him a band of educated Christian men and fellow

you were away, and here is one from Captain Austin,

announcing his determination to retire from his honorary workers for Christ. From this last Annual Report, dated secretaryship. He had been such a help to us ! I do not know what we November 30th, 1877, it appears that the congregation numbers

shall do without him." 366 souls, of wbom 184 are communicants.

“Mr. Heath gave me a hint of this a little while ago," said Mr. Mrs. Satthianâdan is the only daughter of the late Rev. John

Weston; "I am very sorry it has come to pass at last.”

“And his cousin Mrs. Benson, who thinks very much of his opinion, Devasagayam, so well remembered still by the elders among us has been persuaded, it seems, to follow in the same line. She writes that



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