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upon. How came these trees there? The answer is simple
enough—a breath of wind, or a little bird, has at some time Thoughts for those Engaged in Christ's Service.
deposited a living seed on the dome of the idol shrine; the BY THE Rev. G. EVEBARD, Vicar of St. Mark's, Wolverhampton.
accumulated dust of centuries in the many crevices of the roof VIII.—THE MINISTRY OF GIFTS.
has given it a home; the silent dews or the pouring rains,
together with the vital rays of the sun, have caused it to “Jesus sat over against the treasury.”—Mark xii. 41.
germinate. By and by a sprout appears; the roots insinuate ESUS sat there, and what did He see ? He saw the
themselves into the interstices of the masonry ; at length the people cast money into the treasury. He saw many priests discern the growing mischief, and try to remedy it, but it that were rich cast in much. But He saw that
is too late; they cut down the plant level with the stone, but which pleased Him far more. He saw a certain
the roots are there still, and in a few weeks it re-appears. For poor widow, and she came and threw in two mites,
à long time no serious damage ensues ; the tree flourishes and which make a farthing. It was all she had, even all her living.
the temple remains intact; but it is only a question of time—the And Jesus knew it. Yea, and He knew the secret spring of her
lifeless temple must yield to the living tree. Ominous rents and self-denying liberality. He knew what was in man, and He saw
fissures appear in the walls ; by and by the rents become gaping her heart. He marked what she was as well as what she did.
wounds; piece by piece the old shrine crumbles to the ground, Poor in this world's wealth, doubtless her provision scanty, her
and at length nought but a majestic tree marks the spot where raiment worn, her home ill-furnished, yet for all this He knew
once it stood. her to be very rich. She was rich in faith, trusting alike the
The temple is Hinduism :-what is the tree? We might providence and the grace of God. She was rich in love to God
interpret it as Christianity; but Mr. Vaughan applies it to and His house, and thus was willing to give her all. -- She was
Western civilisation generally, to those influences of Western rich in a rare spirit of contentment, and in her free-hearted and
literature and science, Western engineering, Western social ungrudging liberality. And was she not rich too in the approval and commendation of her Saviour? Yes, and out of her great steadily, and surely, destroying the fabric of Hindu religion.
usages, and Western sanitary improvements, which are subtilly, riches she gave a great gift. In Christ's sight it was more than
English rule, and all that English rule has brought with it, have they all. So He takes this widow and sets her before His
done more in one century than Buddhism and Mohammedanism Church in all ages as the pattern of all true givers.
did in eight centuries each. “Jesus sat over against the treasury;" and doth He not sit there
Of the power of these Western influences, Mr. Vaughan gives still ? Doth He not notice each gift, small or great, given in His cause ? Doth He not notice still the proportion between the Twenty-two (now twenty-four) years ago the first railway was
some striking examples. First, he mentions the railway. wealth of the giver and the offering that is made ? Doth He not opened in India. The projectors thought only of their dividends ; also mark the motive that prompts each gift? Surely He does. Therefore let each follower of Christ arrange and consider his they had no quarrel with caste ; but caste had a quarrel with the offering as in His sight. He will accept the widow's mite from railway. Caste forbade a Brahmin to sit on the same seat with
a Sudra or a Mussulman. The Brahmin protested that he could the widow, but not from the rich man. Four great chapters on the subject of giving are worthy of careful study—Exod. xxxv.; ordinary mortals, they understand what suits their convenience.
never use the railway ; but Brahmins are mortals, and, like 1 Chron. xxix. ; 2 Cor. viii. and ix.
Let Christian people exercise more self-denial. A Christian in They found that by using the railway they could do a journey in humble life might give weekly a small offering to the work, whilst and the temptation was strong.
a day which, by using their legs, would occupy them a month ; a wealthier brother or sister might raise the annual subscription Brahmins stepped into a railway carriage, devoutly hoping no
Accordingly, one or two from one guinea to five or ten, and even then scarcely feel it. And let Christians learn the pleasure and profit of a cheerful respecters of caste, and the Brahmins soon found themselves
one else would presume to get in; but railway guards were no thankoffering for special mercies. A year's freedom from sick- shoulder to shoulder with low-castes and out-castes and hated ness and the expense of a doctor's bill, a new treasure of a
Mohammedans. It was a terrible ordeal ; but what can't be little one given to their care, an increase of income, the restoration of a beloved one to health-each blessing of the kind indignity with delightful equanimity.” But it has been a great
cured must be endured,' and so now the Brahmins endure the demands its acknowledgment.
blow to the caste system. And let it never be forgotten–Jesus knows all !
Again, the ancient law of caste forbids a Brahmin to undertake secular work. He must devote his whole time to ritual obser
vances, and use in their performance only the Sanscrit language ; THE TRIDENT, THE CRESCENT, AND THE CROSS. and he must live upon the voluntary offerings of the people. Gleanings from Vaughan's Religious History of India. But English rule has opened lucrative offices to the educated
classes, and this temptation, too, the Brahmins cannot resist. VIII.—THE CHRISTIAN ERA.—DISSOLVING AGENCIES.
The Government never meant to interfere with caste ; but caste NE of Mr. Vaughan's chapters bears the above has had to give way. Thousands of intelligent young Brahmins
heading; and it opens with the following graphic have deserted Sanscrit for English, and taken official situations illustration :
under their Christian rulers. A peculiar and suggestive phenomenon again and Again, caste forbids a Hindu to take medicine as well as food
again greets the eye of an Indian traveller. He from the unclean hands of a stranger; nor does it allow anatomical beholds a mass of vegetation growing out of the roof of an studies; and when a medical college was started in Calcutta, “ a ancient temple. Besides grass and tangled weeds, he may howl of execration," says Mr. Vaughan, “denounced the idea of sometimes see trees of considerable size thriving in that strange Hindu youths dissecting a dead body.” But when experience locality, with nothing, as it seems, but the stones to subsist showed that English doctors could cure where Native doctors
were helpless, the Hindus began, at first secretly, to seek Natives, while they still observe the external rites of their medical advice from the foreigners; and now there are scores of system, have lost all faith in it. Native surgeons and physicians, efficiently trained under English So keenly do the more orthodox Hindus feel the force of all eyes, practising amongst their countrymen.
these “dissolving agencies," that a few years ago they established The next case is still more significant. Only seven years ago, a society called the Sanatana Dharma Rakhini Shabha, or the authorities of Calcutta determined to bring pure water into Society for the Defence of the Eternal Religion.” It was the city, to replace the foul water of the river and the tanks. inaugurated with a great flourish of trumpets, and the Hindus It was to be brought sixteen miles in pipes, which would be laid as a nation were appealed to earnestly to rally round its standard. down in the streets, so that all might draw water from them. It has now been dissolved. But the Brahmins said, “ As all other castes have access to the The process figured in the parable with which this chapter same pipes, we, to avoid contamination, must stand aloof.” opened, is being worked out before our eyes. “The seeds of But pure water conquered. It was soon seen to be good for truth,” says Mr. Vaughan, "not only of religious truth, but the people's health ; and the Brahmins met in solemn council to of scientific, philosophic, historic, and social truth, have fallen decide what was to be done. They at last found some texts in upon the roof of the old system. They have been germinating; the old Shasters which satisfied their scruples.
the trees have been growing; the fabric of falsehood and error “Impure objects become pure by paying the value of them "; has been yielding; huge rents and fissures tell of a coming crash. which, observes Mr. Vaughan, enabled them to argue thus—“ If Hinduism is doomed; its fall may not be at hand, but its days we pay the water-rate, to us the water will be pure”; and, as he are numbered ; and already, with the eye of faith, we behold the adds, that was an argument to satisfy the authorities as well as glorious tree of truth rearing its victorious head over the idol the Brahmins !
fanes of India, whilst her emancipated sons gladly shelter under But the most powerful of all these “dissolving agencies" has its branches.” been Education. Indian science is inextricably bound up with Indian religion. The consistent Hindu must believe, for example, THE REV. PIRIPI PATIKI ON PASTORS' WIVES. that the earth is not a globe, but a flat plain ; that it rests on N Jan. 20, Bishop Cowie, of Auckland, held an ordination service, the head of a huge serpent, which is poised on the back of an when five Maori deacons were admitted to priest's orders. The elephant, which stands upon a prodigious tortoise, which rests sermon was preached by the Rev. Piripi Patiki. A private letter upon—but there science stops ! When the British Government
says: “ After he had addressed the congregation and the deacons, he spoke
a few words to the wives of the clergy. He repeated what St. Paul had opened schools for high and low, the intention was to be absolutely said about the duties of the wives, and then went on to say that a man neutral as regards religion ; no rules of caste were to be broken; was like the mast of a ship and his wife was the rigging. That if they the Bible was to be strictly excluded. But they could not help
left their husbands to stand alone a sudden gust of wind might come and teaching science; and in teaching true science they were refuting snap it off; but if the ship had its proper rigging it would carry its sail,
and weather every gale. Then the wife must be an example. If she did false science, which was in reality an attack upon the Hindu
not behave properly it would be hard for the clergyman to correct his religion. The consequence is, that multitudes of educated
people, when they could point with a finger of scorn at his wife."
THE LATE BISHOP WILLIAMS.
between the settlers and the Maoris, or from the evil influence
of the Hau-hau superstition; and Bishop Williams wrote two EXT after Samuel Marsden, perhaps William Williams or three years ago to the C.M.S. Committee that “ the Church
has the best title to be called the Apostle of New had been brought very low,”—yet he could add that there were Zealand. For half a century he laboured untiringly abundant signs of revival, and since then these signs have for the good of the Maori race. When he landed become still more manifest.
in the island in 1826, the first baptism—that of the Bishop Williams was the first to translate the Bible into the chief Rangi—had just taken place, after eleven years of patient Maori tongue, and though his version has been superseded, it is labour and long-deferred hope on the part of those who had pre- still dear to many of the older Native Christians as the channel ceded him. And during the next sixteen years, he took a leading to them of so much comfort and blessing. He was also the part in the wonderful work which led Bishop Selwyn, on first author of an interesting work, Christianity in New Zealand, arriving in his new diocese in 1842, to write home the memor- and of a Maori dictionary. able words, “ We see here a whole nation of pagans converted to On March 25th, 1876, the very day fifty years from his first the faith. A few faithful
landing in New Zealand, men, by the power of the
the warning came to him Spirit of God, have been
that his work was done. the instruments of adding
That day a paralytic seizure another Christian people
struck down the venerable to the Family of God."
Bishop in the midst of his The life of William
usefulness; and though he Williams is the history of
recovered for the time, he the New Zealand Mission
felt it his duty to resign of the Church Missionary
into younger hands the Society; but the outline
duties he could no longer of it can be given in a few
hope efficiently to perform. lines. Born July 18th,
In accordance with the 1800, he began life as a
constitution of the New medical student, but sub
Zealand Church, the apsequently entered Magda
pointment rested with the len Hall, Oxford, and hav
Synod of the diocese; and ing taken his B.A., was
after some delay, the Rev. ordained September 26th,
E. C. Stuart, formerly 1824, by the Bishop of
C.M.S. Secretary at CalLondon. In the following
cutta, was unanimously year he sailed for New
elected to the vacant Zealand as a C.M.S. mis
bishopric. He was consionary, three years after
secrated on Dec. 9th, 1877, his brother Henry. The
by the Primate (Bishop Mission was then confined
Harper of Christ Church), to the northern extremity
Bishop Cowie of Auckland, of the country, and both
and Bishop Hadfield of brothers laboured for some
the lastyears in the Bay of Islands
named another old C.M.S. district. But William was
missionary. Five days the first, in 1834, to carry
after, an interesting incithe Gospel to the eastern
dent occurred, which the coast, which was after
Auckland Church Gazette wards to be his own dio
thus relates : cese, and so great was the
On December 14 the Pri. success of the work there,
mate, with the Bishops of that at one time the num
Auckland, Wellington, and ber of Native Christians
Waiapu, visited Bishop Wilexceeded those of all other
liams, who had signified his THE LATE BISHOP WILLIAMS, OF WAIAPU, NEW ZEALAND.
wish to see the four Bishops parts of New Zealand put
together. The aged Bishop, together.
though unable to move in his One of the first acts of Bishop Selwyn, after landing in 1842, i bed, could speak a little, and was able to move his right arm. He shook was to appoint William Williams Archdeacon of Waiapu; and hands with
hands with each of the Bishops, and gave his blessing to them and their shortly afterwards Henry Williams and another C.M.S. mis
families. The Bishops then knelt round the bed, with Mrs. Williams cad
her daughters, her son the Archdeacon, one of her granddaughters, and sionary, Alfred N. Brown, were raised to the same official rank.
the Rev. S. Williams, and joined the Primate in prayer. When the four Of these three only the latter now survives. And when the Bishops were about to leave, Bishop Williams said, " We shall soon meet diocese was divided in 1859, the man who above all others again up—"; and not being able to finish what he intended to say, he had been the evangelist of the eastern province was, with pointed upwards. His mind had evidently been much relieved by the universal approval, selected to be its first Bishop; the title of
consecration of his successor, and his prayer seemed henceforth to be,
“Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace.” the archdeaconry-Waiapu—being continued in that of the see. His son, the Rev. W. Leonard Williams, subsequently became
And very soon the Lord did let His servant depart in peace.
He entered into rest on Feb. 9th, leaving behind him, both as archdeacon, and still holds that office. In later years, no district suffered more from the unhappy war example.
missionary and as bishop, a fragrant memory and a bright
SKETCHES OF THE PUNJAB MISSION. offered ; in spite of the systematic itineration of a missionary BY THE AUTHOR OF “MORAVIAN LIFE IN THE BLACK FOREST," &c.
specially devoted to that work; and in spite of the cold-season
evangelistic tours of others, it is greatly to be regretted that no VII.-Amritsar.-The Work Advancing.
living voice is raised for Christ once a year in as much as a INCE the date of the last visit which our readers twentieth part of the villages of the Amritsar district.
made with us to Amritsar, many changes have In Amritsar itself, by the blessing of God, the Christian taken place there. Many missionaries have come Church has affected a sure settlement. Mr. Clark first made and gone; some have been called to their heavenly the attempt at residing within the walls, and since then there
home, some are employed at other stations, some have been living in the city, at one time, as many as two or have returned to England. But the early pioneer, the Rev. more English clergymen, two Native clergymen, and many Robert Clark, still labours there; so also does Mr. Keene, who catechists and teachers, besides a large number of converts. joined the Mission so soon after him and Mr. Fitzpatrick, that This is the leaven which, God grant, may in His good time he may be considered as one of its founders. To the former leaven the whole lump. It is not much more than a quarter of a has fallen at intervals the difficult but interesting task of century ago since there were but few schools for boys in the pioneering in other stations; the latter, with the exception of Punjab, and none for girls. The opening of a zenana for eighteen months spent at Kotghur, has devoted himself entirely Christian teaching was a thing unheard of. Europeans were to Amritsar. In the course of years the central station has looked upon with curiosity and fear whenever they appeared in surrounded itself with many off-shoots, and the Christian con- towns or villages. Children fled at their approach, and the little gregation, including these, numbers at the present time 345 girls were hidden lest they should be carried off and shipped to members. Several of the converts are men of education and foreign lands. Now there are 1,300 boys and 800 girls under independent circumstances, who display much zeal and activity Christian influence and instruction. There is real life in the in their Divine Master's cause. To this number belonged schools, and a true work for Christ going on in them. Every Paulus, Sadiq's father, the head-man of Narowal. He died in day the Bible is taught in each class by Christian teachers, and 1871. A church now stands where once the good old man a knowledge of God's Word is thus spread throughout the country. sat and smoked alone in his faith, for he was for some years the A Christian shop has been established in the centre of the city, only one of his family or village who called himself a Christian. in which a Christian schoolboy is the shopkeeper. “It pays,
' The boys' school here numbers sixty-nine pupils, and the writes Mr. Bateman, the promoter, “in a missionary as well as Christian head master has been ordained Native pastor of the a pecuniary point of view. At first the neighbours would not flock, which includes several young converts whose story might allow even water to be given to the Christian shopkeeper, but form a volume in itself. They owe their training and instruction now they go freely in and out of the store and receive him as to the Rev. Rowland Bateman, whose head-quarters are at one of the trading community in their own shops; and have, in Narowal, although he itinerates so extensively, moving about fact, made an unconsciously honourable amende by christening it from place to place on his camel, that no station can claim him. the Sachchi Dukan (the honest shop)." “I have a great deal more room to work in,” he writes, “ than From the book-shop £125 worth of books have been sold by six men could occupy.”
the munshi, and the colporteurs associated with him, in the The Narowal out-station was commenced in 1856 in con- course of one year; and Susan, now one of four Bible-women, sequence of Paulus's baptism; the out-station of Jandiala existed is permitted to bring the Bible with her into more than forty still earlier. A school-house was built there by the late Captain zenanas. The number of those willing to listen to her is steadily Lamb, who desired to erect one at each encamping ground on increasing. Sometimes she may be found reading and teaching the road which was in his charge between the Beas and Lahore. on the borders of a bathing tank, sometimes in the Mission He died in 1854, when only this one had been completed. But Hospital; or she has an opportunity of speaking to the women the Jandiala school has been carried on ever since, and numbers at some domestic festivity; or, again, she takes up her post at the over a hundred scholars. Batala, a city of 24,000 inhabitants, place for the burning of the dead, where females of all ranks was occupied in 1865 by a catechist from Amritsar. It was congregate on various occasions, and listen to her attentively, Sadiq's first charge after his ordination; and recently Mr. Beutel, An important agency in the Amritsar Mission is the large misthe Inspector of Mission-schools, formerly of Kotghur, and Miss sion room in the city, close to the Native pastor's house. It is Tucker (A.L.O.E.), have been devoting their zealous energies to known as “Shamaun's Flag for Christ.” Shamaun was the first this interesting field. It was here that the Moulvie, Hasan Shah, fruits of the Amritsar Mission, a Sikh Grunthi, or priest, whom died with the Prayer-book under his pillow, calling on the name Mr. Fitzpatrick baptized in 1853. In 1868 he died. The of the Lord Jesus, and exhorting his son to be bolder than he Native Christians had just then completed a new burial-ground, himself had been, and to confess Christ openly.
which had become necessary, as their numbers increased, and Taran-Taran became an out-station in connection with he was the first buried in it." At his death he bequeathed to the Amritsar in 1871. It is an important holy place of the Sikhs, Mission all his property, in order, as he said, that a flag for and a religious fair is held once a month around its large sacred Christ might be erected in a city where so many flags are seen tank. Rukh Hindal, or Clarkabad, named after Mr. Clark, is a in honour of Nanuk and Mohammed, and of the Hindu deitie Christian settlement served by the Rev. Daud Singh, formerly He referred to the flags which are seen on the tops of the bir Native pastor of Amritsar. He possesses the confidence of the trees in the city, marking out the abodes of the fakind Native Christians, and has much tact and prudence in advising Native religions; and he wished that a house might a service, and instructing them.
to represent in Amritsar the Christian faith.
private letter Fatehgahr, Majitha, and Uddoki, are out-stations of more had, in the course of time, to be taken dowacons, he spoke recent foundation. The two first were commenced at the request Government improvements, but with the conat St. Paul had of the respective head-men. In the last, Mrs. Elmslie, the devoted the present mission room was built; and he to say that a man widow of the late Dr.
, of Cashmere, has been earnestly night-school, and Bible-readings are heldging. That if they endeavouring to establish a girls' school. The chief pundit only by Christians, but by Mohammedarit would carry its sail of the place is a Christian, but his wife and little daughters con- too there is a Native Christian readingan example. if she di tinue heathen.
here the Native Church Council holds its gyman to correct 1 In spite of all these out-stations, established as openings have Amongst the children are reckoned tho at his wife."
or Mission boarding-schools, superintended by Mrs. Elmslie. convert at Ibadan twenty-five years ago, and ever since the acknowledged Some few are the children of Native Christians, but the greater
head-man” of the Church in that place : number have been deserted starvlings or waifs and strays sent to Six of the Christians here during the past year have been graciously the missionaries' care by the police or the magistrates. On one removed to Himself, who, we humbly trust, died in hope of a happy occasion a tiny baby girl was welcomed; she had been found on
resurrection at Christ's second coming. Among these were James
Oderinde, the head-man of the Ibadan Christians. the cold marble steps of the durbar. A slip of paper was in her
James Oderinde was a bigoted heathen before his conversion, but, mouth, on which was written that she was the child of high-caste finding no real peace in this service, was told in a dream to serve the parents, but that her mother had died. She was "only a girl," true God; and, as there was no other way of accomplishing this, he so that it was not thought worth while to rear her in her natural resolved to embrace the Mohammedan religion. This was some years home. Another time a beautiful boy of about five was removed
before the missionary came up to Ibadan in 1853. In this also he was from the dead body of his father, who had fallen prostrate by the
not happy. Then the Spirit of truth and grace led him to the Saviour,
whom he truly found, and was satisfied. wayside, and to whom he clung in an agony of grief. The man During his long illness he often sent for the catechist, and sometimes had apparently been overtaken by sudden illness on his journey, for an elder of the Church for spiritual conversation and prayer. Once and had died ere he could seek help. None knew who he was,
we met with him for prayer, and before we began he said, “You must so the boy found a home in the orphanage. Scarcely a month
not ask of God to spare my life longer, for I should like much rather to
be with him before long." At another time he said, " Would to God I passes without some child being received; often several at once. be with Him to-day!" Oderinde was a man of a decided character. Amongst the rest is an Abyssinian boy, a curious contrast to his He never could be convinced of any argument unless it can be proved companions. He was sent by the officer of a passing regiment. and confirmed from God's own Word. He had been found by some English soldiers, when an infant,
A Children's Prayer-Meeting for Rain. hidden in a cave at Magdala. Amongst these different elements
Last year a severe drought in certain districts of North India gave there is need of constant care and watchfulness. Many of the rise to fears of a famine like that in South India. In connection with children have been brought up under the most unfavourable these anxieties, the Rev. S. T. Leupolt, then at the Secundra Orphanage, circumstances possible, some in the midst of vice; some have had Agra, relates an interesting incident :their constitutions wasted by famine and sickness. The latter
In our distress we had constant recourse to prayer. become an easy prey to cholera and fever, and it is seldom There is an interesting event in connection with our first service possible to preserve the lives of the little infants. Still this is a which greatly encouraged me in our work here, and which showed fruitful field, and those who labour in it find happiness and
us that our labour here is not in vain. I expected many would blessing in their self-denying toil. The good seed is sown in
respond to our invitation to prayer to the Lord Jesus, and so gave
orders to exclude the younger children from the service for want of many young hearts, and the promise is sure that it shall be The younger boys were kept back, but ovr ladies misunderstood found is after many days."
the order, and were taking the younger girls to church. On seeing them, I gave my reasons for it, and sent them back. On their return to the
school they were met by the exclamation, on the part of the Hindu GLEANINGS FROM RECENT LETTERS.
doorkeeper, “ The little ones are too small and insignificant for God to
bear their prayers." The little girls, however, were not of that opinion, A Christian Maori Girl.
for, on the return of the elder ones, in charge of Miss Stoephasius, they
gathered round her, and complained of baving been excluded from UCH of the Church Missionary Society's work in New joining with the rest in prayer for rain. To comfort them, they were
Zealand was greatly damaged by the long wars and the sad told that they might have prayer amongst themselves. On receiving “Hau-hau” heresy twelve or fourteen years ago. But permission, they trooped off to the school-room. A girl of eight years hidden fruits come to light from time to time. Here is
conducted the service, opening it by the reading of the 42nd Psalm. one, described in a recent letter from the Rev. B. Y.
Then followed the Prayer for Confession of Sins, the Lord's Prayer,
Prayer for all Estates of Men, Prayer for Rain, the General Thanks. Ashwell, who has been a C.M.S. Missionary forty-five years :
giving, and close. Miss Stoephasius saw all without being seen, and A circumstance took place when in Auckland which afforded me much described the service as one of great reverence and deeply touching. pleasure ; it was a visit from Mary Terotoroto, our first Taupiri scholar, Some of the younger boys, though excluded for want of room, congreafter pearly twenty years' isolation in the King country. This poor girl gated at the steps of the church to listen and join in the service. found us out at our lodgings in Auckland. It was some time before I
Deaths at Ningpo. recognised her. She came with Heta Tarawhiti, the Maori minister. After looking at her for some time, I said, "Surely this must be Mary The following extract from the Rev. F. F. Gough's annual letter to the Terotoroto ? ” “ Yes,” she replied, bursting into tears “E Wera !” Society refers us ir two places to the GLEANER of last year :(* Oh, Ashwell!”) “E taku matua !” (“Oh, my father!”). She wept
As to the Native Church in Ningpo City, this year has been very for a long time. Afterwards we had much conversation. One of my first questions was, “ Mary, are you a Hau-hau?” She replied, “I am
trying. Amongst other deaths, I will especially mention two. 'O Lingnot." “Do you still cleave to Christ?” She said, “I do; He alone is
teh (or Ah-ling, as he has been more familiarly called) died in July. my hope.” I then took her to see Bishop Cowie, Dr. Maunsell, and
He and the catechist, Bao Yüoh-yi, were the two first baptized in our
Mr. Brother Stuart. She spoke and read English fluently, with a right pro
Mission at Ningpo. Ah-ling outlived Bao nearly three years. nunciation, and I was glad to find that she remembered some of her texts
Arthur Moule mentions him in his sketch, page 44 of the GLEANER of and hymns, both English and Maori. All were surprised that, after so
last April (1877). He, too, has been for some time catechist in charge of many years in the bush, isolated from Christian worship, and among the
different country stations, so I can give you no details, but I know that Hau-haus, she should remember so well her English and Scripture.
ho lived a transparent, loving Christian life, and died a Christian death. Perhaps I ought to say that, when at Taupiri school, nearly twenty
The other was that of 'Eo Yüoh-yi (or 'Eo-ko-pang, “ Uncle Eo," as he years ago, on one of Bishop Selwyn's visitations, he said to me, “ I think was familiarly called), who was in point of age the patriarch. He died he that Mary Terotoroto is the best educated Maori girl I have met with.”
at his house in Ningpo, on the 11th of February last-after twenty-five Her knowledge of the English language, history, geography, mental
years of Christian profession, in point of time coming next to Ah-ling. arithmetic, and her singing, were very good. She sang, from notes and
The old man died in faith. Originally a basket-maker, brought to hear ear, anthems, chants, &c ; ' she was the leader of our choir of sixty the Gospel by his two sons, who were among the early pupils in the South children. Sir George Grey was so pleased with her that, on his
Gate School, when Mr. (now Bishop) Russell spent much time in These result of her visit to Auckland was, she sent her son, a youth of sixteen arrival at Cape Town, he sent her a present of a handsome shawl. The
instructing the boys. The two brothers became interested in Christian
truth, and brought their father to hear it, and the three were eventually Nyears, to St. Stephen's Institution. This visit gave me much encourage
baptized together by Mr. Cobbold, July 18th, 1852. There is some ment, for I feel assured that there are many sincere disciples of our
notice of Jing-zin, one of the two sons of the old man, and also of Ruth blessed Lord hidden among the Hau-haus.
his daughter-in-law, in another of Mr. Arthur Moule's Sketches-that
contained in page 68 of the June GLEANER. The old man was not a Death of the oldest Ibadan Christian. - The Rev. Daniel Olubi, in his report for 1877, mentions the death, on
gifted speaker, but he did much by his decided Christian profession, and
by a subordinate work, especially by keeping the door and persuading March 17th in that year, of James Oderinde, Mr. Hinderer's first passers-by to come in while others preached.