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harbour. The other their offerings to the

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ships of war and the prosperous expedi.

mails. There is altion. Whilst you are

ways good order. The looking at these peo

Chinese labourers are ple you must take

immensely industri. care that you are not

ous and good-temtumbled into the sea

pered. You hardly by one of the boys in

ever hear a quarrel, a hurry to scramble

and if there is, it into his boat, and not

generally ends in a lose his share of the

laugh; and there is feast; or if you are

no drunkenness exanywhere near the

cept among the Engmiddle of the road,

lish sailors and solmind you are not

diers, but I am glad knocked down by the

to say we do not often chairs, or by the coo

see even that here lies (that is, the la

not at least on the bouring class of men)

busy Praya. carrying as fast as

(To be continued.) they can, slung on a thick bamboo, between two, the boxes,

At Hong Kong the heavy bales, and bur

C.M.S. has 1 missiondens of cloth, silk,

ary, 1 Native clergytea, luggage, fish,

man, 10 Native lay baskets, and I am

teachers, 123 Native sorry to add, loads of

Christians, 2 schools, opium.

125 scholars. NEW MISSION CHURCH AT OSAKA. The Chinese shops are mostly built (for the sake of coolness) under a projecting colonnade; and on the pillars

THE WORK AT OSAKA. hang for each shop large white boards, with Chinese characters describing the nature of the wares sold. For example, “Ching Foo has all sorts of

SAKA has more than once been introduced to the readers of fine rice; customers, walk in.” “Wang Ching has all sorts of large and

the GLEANER. In December, 1874, we gave a brief account small toys and sweetmeats; strangers are welcome.” “Hong Loo has

of the place in connection with the arrival there of our all kinds of nails, locks, and brass work for ships ; wealthy customers are

first missionary, the Rev. C. F. Warren. In November, invited,” &c. On both sides of the thoroughfare are quantities of street

1875, we presented a picture of the Mission chapel, with a stalls, at which the small traders sit, inviting attention, sometimes by a

letter from Mr. Warren describing the chapel and the drum or a fife. On the stalls for eatables are, according to the season, services at its opening. In June, 1877, another picture appeared, repremany very tempting-looking things. Pieces of sugar-cane, red and senting the first six converts, sitting in a group with Mr. and Mrs. yellow plums, small Chinese peaches, bananas (looking like great windsor Warren and Mr. Evington; and accompanying it was a most interesting bean-pods, but yellow and black), lichees (a Chinese fruit like a large account from Mr. Warren of these six first-fruits of his work. arbutus berry), oranges (some with their leaves on, others peeled and We have now two more engravings to present, from photographs by split), lumps of pink ginger, dried fruits, pieces of sickly-looking jelly, Mr. Evington. One is a new and substantial church, opened in August rice cakes, and shin

last year. It stands ing, sugary goodies

on the site of the old of all colours and

Mission chapel (as sorts, puffs, and meat

will be at once seen pies, and glasses with

by comparing the lemonade all ready

picture of November, poured out.

1875); and to make When a steamer

room for it, the little has newly come in,

chapel was transand especially when

ported bodily to the the two large white

other side of the steamboats arrive

street-an operation from Canton, filled

depicted in with Chinese, there

second engraving anis a fine rush and

nexed. « The Jacrush of the sedan

panese joiners,”

says chairs, coolies, boxes,

Mr. Evington, “took and people of every

out the flooring, and, sort. Praya

by long poles placed reaches an immense

inside and out, they distance along the

bound the building harbour side. The

together that it large vessels can only

might not twist out come up to it at a

of shape, and then, few places, where

raising it upon rolwharves have been

lers, with levers and built. So most of

a windlass dragged it these lie at a distance,

across the road." and their luggage

Mr. Warren thus and coal boats go out

describes the new to them. The mer

church : chant ships and junks

“The length of are only allowed to

the entire building is REMOVING THE OSAKA MISSION CHAPEL ACROSS THE STREET. lie at one end of the

about 46 feet, and its the Indians never saw."

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breadth about 23 feet. The foundation is of granite, laid on well-pre- STATISTICS OF THE C.M.S. MISSIONS, 1878. pared ground just below the surface-about two feet of the wrought stone being left bare between the ground and the plaster above. About

Condensed from the Annual Report. two feet from the ground, the wooden framework which supports the roof, and gives stability to the entire structure commences. Between the perpendicular timbers, strong bamboo is laced and tied with straw

Baptisms in rope, like lattice-work, and the whole is plastered with coarse mud, both within and without, forming good solid walls. A strong lime plaster covers all, and the corners of the building are made to resemble blocks of stone, adding to the neatness of its appearance. The principal—or what in an ordinary English church, built east and west, would be the westdoor faces pretty nearly north, and opens upon a much-used road, which runs between the two principal bridges which connect the Foreign

Sierra Leone ...

2,143 842

81

847 Settlement with the Native city, and one of its most important suburbs.

Yoruba

5,845 2,024 202 207

1,488 The porch outside was erected so that we could always have the doors

Niger
East Africa

450

15 open during our services, and to make shelter for any who, though not

135 sufficiently bold or interested to enter, might be willing to stand to hear

Nyanza
Palestine.........

1,110 the preaching. An inscription on the porch in the Chinese Seal character,

870 Persia

125 35 and the smalı cross with which the building is surmounted, alike show Western India.. 13

1,188 469

1,756 that it is a Christian building, where believers in the Crucified One meet North India

066 12,970 2,995

675 333 15,870 for prayer and praise. This porch may be looked upon as a perpetual South India

71 7 1,077 66,513 13,924 1,153 2,320 725 23,295 preacher of the unity of the Godhead. In the centre of it above is neatly Ceylon

6,037 1,446 132

9,571 inscribed in plaster, in Native Kana, 'There is one God, and there is Mauritius

22 1,201 245 103 50 none other but He.'

China
3 155 3,216 1,218

96

37 The opening of this church on August 23rd, just three years and three

Japan

30 New Zealand 15 24

214 10.315 1,956

417 months after the opening of the chapel, suggested to Mr. Warren a com

N. W. America. 13

46 10,472 1,424 53 parison between the Mission then and the Mission now. Then, there was North Pacific... 3

1,150 not a single convert-scarcely an inquirer; and those who attended the opening service (or rather preaching) were there merely from curiosity.

205 179 66 2,705 123,724 27,080 2,355 4,618 1,499 57,145 Now, there was a congregation of eighty persons, “a fair number of whom were either Christians, catechumens, or hearers of the word ”; The “European Clergy ." include those at home on sick leave, &c. The and the singing and responding “would put to shanie scores and hun

figures for Sierra Leone are exclusive of the independent Native Church, in dreds of well-attended churches in our own favoured land.” Then, there

which there are 13 clergy, 12,400 Christians, and 3,400 scholars. could be no Communion. Now, six consistent Japanese Christians united with the missionaries in commemorating the Lord's death. Then, Mr. Warren could only preach an elementary explanation of Christian wor

EPITOME OF MISSIONARY NEWS. ship. Now, addressing the converts, he could take for his text, “ Ye are the light of the world.”

On July 2nd, a Valedictory Dismissal took place at the C. M. College Certainly there has not been very rapid progress. The Japanese are

at Islington. The instructions of the Committee were delivered to ninebeing “redeemed one by one.” Perhaps their Church will be all the teen missionaries, four returning to their former fields of labour, viz., stronger for that. But at least our brethren have not had to wait eleven

the Rev. H. K. Binns, to East Africa ; the Rev. T. P. Hughes, to years for a convert, as in New Zealand and in Fuh-kien. A later letter Peshawar; Mr. R. J. Bell, to Calcutta ; and the Rev. T. Kemher, to mentions the baptism of four men and three women on March 10th last. Tinnevelly ; two transferred to new fields, viz., the Rev. A. Schapira,

from Sierra Leone to Lagos, and the Rev. J. S. Hill, from the Yoruba

Mission to New Zealand ; and thirteen going out for the first time, viz., A WEST AFRICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL.

Mr. J. A. Alley, to Port Lokkoh; the Revs. C. H. V. Gollmer and T. A.

Haslam, to Lagos ; the Revs. H. P. Parker and H. D. Day, to Calcutta ; ANY of our readers will note with much interest the following the Rev. R. Elliott, to the Santal Mission ; Dr. Andrew Jukes, to the

account of the Sunday-school at Trinity Church, Kissy Road, Punjab; the Rev. H. W. Eales, to the Telugu Mission ; the Rev. I. J. Sierra Leone, sent by the Rev. Nicholas J. Cole, Native Curate,

Pickford, to Ceylon ; the Rev. J. Grundy, to Hong Kong; the Rev. W. in his Annual Letter :

Andrews, to Nagasaki, Japan ; Mr. W. Goodyear, to New Zealand; and

the Rev. S. Trivett, to the Saskatchewan. Sunday-school.This department of work, under its Native superin- The death of Mr. Russell Gurney, the Recorder of London, has deprived tendent, Mr. Surry T. Cole, is very encouraging. The scholars number the C. M. S. of an old and valued friend. He took a peculiar interest in 306—101 adults and 205 children. The average number of attendants all labours for the welfare of Africa and the suppression of the slave is 263. There are nineteen teachers connected with the school, of whom trade, and was chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the East the students at Fourah Bay College and the advanced pupils of the African slave trade in 1871. Annie Walsh Memorial School form the greater number. Mr. Cole, the The Bishop of Colombo had an interview with a few members of the superintendent writes thus :-“It affords me very great pleasure to be able C.M.S. Committee on June 26th, with reference to the differences conscientiously to report that the state of the Sunday-school during the between them respecting the Society's Missions in Ceylon. year has been very encouraging in respect to number and attendance. The oldest of our missionaries, Mr. W. G. Puckey, died in New ZeaThe scholars have given great satisfaction to the teachers and all interested, land at the beginning of April. He was born in Australia, and joined the in the attention always paid to the instructions imparted to them, and in New Zealand Mission in 1823, fifty-five years ago. Letters from him their gentle way of asking for explanation of what they do not under- appeared in the GLEANER of May, 1874, and March, 1876. The oldest stand. It is pleasing to see with what haste they run to school when- name now on the list is that of Bishop Gobat, of Jerusalem, and, among ever they suppose they are late, and the excuses given for being late (and those still in the Society's service, Archdeacon Brown, of Tauranga. this without being asked). This sight is most affecting when seen done In February last, the Bishop of Calcutta, while at Benares, ordained by the aged men and women.

Aman Masih Levi, late of the Lahore Divinity College, to the pastorate The rainy season, which has always been pleaded as an excuse for the of the C.M.S. Native congregation at Sigra. smallness of numbers in many religious assemblies, has not that effect in The Nile party for the Nyanza Mission arrived at Suakim on June 9th, our Sunday-school, but has been the most convincing evidence of the and hoped to leave for Berber on the Nile, on camels, in a day or two. earnestness of the scholars, who, notwithstanding the heavy and incessant The Henry Venn, with Mr. Ashcroft on board, arrived at Lagos on falls of the rains in the months of August and September, were always May 25th. She was about to convey Bishop Crowther on to the Niger. seen present in their respective classes.

The Mission at Leke, on the Guinea coast, begun three years ago by There have been four addresses delivered to the school during the Mr. Hinderer, continues to progress. Twenty-two adults and five chil. year--First, “On the vanity of dress ;” second, " To the teachers, on dren were baptized there by the Rev. J. A. Maser on April 28th. the importance of their work;" third, “On pride;" fourth, “On early Mr. Duncan announces the death of his eldest convert, Samuel Marsden, death."

who was the first Tsimshean baptized at Fort Simpson in 1861. "He was There was a treat given to the scholars, also an exhibition of the magic a faithful follower of Jesus, and the clear testimony he bore on his dying lantern. Prizes of books were awarded to fifty scholars for diligence and bed to the blessedness of the Christian's hope and the presence of his regularity; there were many more deserving ones, but want of means Saviour was very cheering. His end indeed was peace; and such a funeral prevented prizes being given to them.

THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER.

SEPTEMBER, 1878.

VINEYARD WORK.

compound, or the American log-hut, as home-like as they can; BY THE REV. G. EVERARD, Vicar of St. Mark's, Wolverhampton.

and quite right too. But when in the far-off land God sends

them children, they know that one of the heaviest trials of a IX.-THE MINISTRY OF PERSONAL EFFORT.

missionary’s life must soon come. In three or four years tho “Philip findeth Nathanael.”—St. John i. 45.

pale, pining faces of the little ones will remind them that an N John i. we have plain evidence of the power God English child cannot thrive out of its proper climate ; and even

gives to a word spoken to lead another to the if it could, where is the good school for it in the Yoruba forest, Saviour. The Baptist cries, “Behold the Lamb or the Travancore jungle, or the Chinese paddy-field, or the of God," and the two disciples henceforth follow wild waste of Athabasca ? So the parting must come; parent

Christ. Andrew, one of these, finds his own and child must be separated, “it may be for years, and it may brother Simon ; speaks to him, and brings him to Jesus. The be for ever "--in this world ; the little one is sent across the next day, Jesus having found Philip, Philip findeth Nathanael, sea, and the Society takes it into the Children's Home. and, after removing his difficulty, brings him to Christ.

For the first fifty years the Society had no such Home. It It is the privilege of every believer to act in the same way. was one of the fruits of the Jubilee Commemoration of 1848-9. I must aim at winning souls for Christ. How may I best do In the following year it was begun on a small scale in a house this ? What means may I employ that the Spirit will be most in Milner Square, Islington. In 1853 the new Home, built to likely to bless, in leading a brother, a sister, a servant, a friend, a accommodate eighty-four children, with Director's house, &c., neighbour, to find salvation in Christ ?

was opened; and for many years past it has always been full. I must be consistent in my daily walk. If I have grace to live Among the numerous institutions of all kinds which abound in a holy, loving, watchful life, this will give double weight to the London, the Church Missionaries' Children's Home is one of the least word I speak. “It was not master's sermons, but master's very pleasantest to visit; and the pleasantest day in the year is life, that made me think," was the remark of a servant in a

Prize Day. clergyman's household.

This year it was Wednesday, July 3rd. At two o'clock the I must be well skilled in the use of God's Word. An arrow large ball is filled with friends, parents (those who chance to be from this quiver will often pierce a hard heart. A leaf from this at home), and the children themselves. Good Mr. Auriol, whose tree of life will often heal a wounded spirit. A ray of light from sunshiny presence has not been missing once during the whole this lamp will often remove some dangerous error.

twenty-seven years, occupies the chair. Prayer ascends to the I

may do much good by a timely, courteous question. Avoiding Father of all; the 103rd Psalm is read; and the Director, the all roughness, harshness, and lofty self-assumption, I may yet Rev. John Rooker, reads his Annual Report. Whatever other give a quiet home-thrust in the sbape of an inquiry that may reports may be, this one is anything but « dry,” as our readers awaken a sleeping conscience. "Have you the presence of shall see for themselves presently. Then come reports of Christ in this trial ?" “Can you rest on the promises ?" A the Examiners, whose names will be seen in Mr. Rooker's ; and kindly question of this kind may make conscience speak out and we all mark with interest and pleasure that these gentlemen, who thus open the door for further counsel.

have acted quite independently and without even meeting each I must watch my opportunity. There is a time to speak and a other, point out exactly the same features in the children-the time to be silent. We need to be wise and prudent as well as brightness of their manner, the evenness of their answers, and faithful. Though Christians may often be far too cautious, yet the accuracy of their language. Then some singing by the chilit is “the word in due season ” that is usually most profitable. dren; and then the great business of the day, the distribution of A time of sickness, of bereavement, of adversity in some form, the yearly prizes. a moment when something has stirred the heart, a season of To us who know so many of the fathers and mothers, it is a revival, a quiet Sunday when alone with an unconverted one, most touching sight to trace the likeness in graceful girl and an opportunity when something at hand suggests a profitable bright boy as they answer to their names. Vaughan”; lesson--any such season ought not to be lost.

this name is called over and over again, and each time our After all, it is the Spirit of God that must give wisdom, and thoughts wander back to a beloved mother gone to her rest, and then add the blessing. “Who is sufficient for these things ?” away to a father “ spending and being spent” under the sultry "Our sufficiency is of God."

sky of Bengal, with a burden of trial and perplexity there such as is laid on few even of the most laborious of missionaries.

Bruce"; another name entered in several prize-books, PRIZE DAY AT THE CHILDREN'S HOME. for there are three Bruces, and our thoughts fly to the ancient

kingdom of Persia, and to the one only missionary representing ND a very pleasant day it is—this Prize Day at the (with his devoted wife) Christian England there.

CowChildren's Home. " What Home?” asks some

ley”; a name suggestive of an Archdeacon in snow-shoes, “ the reader; "and whose children ?" To answer the father of all the Cowleys "—for since the Home was opened it second question first—The children of the mis

has always had a Cowley within its walls. And so on with the sionaries of the Church Missionary Society. To familiar names of Wolfe, and Moule, and Hughes, and Thomas, answer the first question next—The Home which the Society and Grace; and some that remind us of those who have laid provides for their reception and education. But why are they down their lives in the field—Dibb, Mahood, Davis. not at home? Ah,“ home is one of the things their fathers

The books in their calf and gilt having been borne off in and mothers have given up. When they heard Christ's call to triumph, we have more singing and some speeches. Mr. Boyd them to go to the heathen, they

Carpenter tells the children a quaint story about an ambitious Turned from home, and toil, and kindred,

and philosophical duck, and gracefully draws the moral thereof; Leaving all for His dear sake.

Mr. Gollmer, the veteran from Yoruba, speaks with a full heart No doubt they have made the Indian bungalow, or the African as the father of one who was brought up in the Home, and who, only the day before, had in his turn donned the armour of a summer holidays and beginning of school year, we welcomed Beatrice Stiles missionary ; Mr. Hughes, of Peshawar, happily reminds the Cowley, the last of eleven who have entered the home in unbroken suc

cession from Robert George Sainsbury Cowley, who was admitted on the children that if their fathers are preaching “ the truth " abroad,

16th of January, 1852. The Home has never been without a Cowley since they should speak “the truth at home ; Mr. Lang, for the

that date. Well might the Archdeacon playfully ask us to pay the Committee, and Mr. Wright, encourage with kindly words those succession duty once more, when asking for the admission of Beatrice. who did not take prizes; and so the time goes pleasantly by. Six sons and five daughters! The last is a regular Cowley in appearance But rather than add more—though much more might be

and good temper; she bears an honoured name, and we all wish her God

speed. On the same day, September 3, were admitted another Sell, and added let us now “read the Report” (a little condensed for our

two Kembers-a new name. These were followed in January by another narrow space); and those who don't skip it will agree that it is Hale, two more Hughes (from Peshawar), Minnie Smith (an orphan), and worth reading :

two little Streeters, the first instalment from the East African Mission.

In March we received another Vaughan, and in April two little The brief report of another year's proceedings at the C.M.C. Home Hornles, also little Henry Davis from the Santal Mission, age 4 years ; has no event of special magnitude or significance to chronicle. Not a and lastly, in May, two more Gmelins from Krishnaghur, making in all death has occurred; but very few cases of temporary sickness have inter- 16 arrirals during the year. [Here follow the departures.] vened. There has been no change in the regular staff of directors or It has been very cheering to us to receive such good reports of many teachers, and thus we have been permitted, without any serious inter- who leave the Home. Thus, from the girls' side, two elder ones who left ruption, to pursue a comparatively even tenor of way.

us last year, and who entered a first-class or higher school, were found to Perhaps the briefest outline of daily routine may interest as well as be so far in advance in a certain subject (arithmetic) as to be placed in give information to some who are here to-day.

a class by themselves. They also stood first, respectively, in two other Fancy, then, the tones of a large handbell beginning every morning at subjects —one being first in English, the other in French and German. 6.15, and sounded vigorously from top to lower landing, along each We continue to receive good reports of S-- D-- from Marlcorridor, and in

borough, and the front of every

two M-s from bedroom. That

Monkton Combe. bell! a terror to

One of our boys, sleepy heads, a

B- C-, took friend to all who

a Foundation wish to be in

Scholarship at St. school at 7.

Paul's, direct Breakfast each

from the Home, morning, winter

in January last. and summer, at

Two others, who 7.30; family

left us for public prayers at 8. On

schools, have each Sundays, Bible

taken a Scholarclasses at 9, and

ship at Camafterwards the

bridge. Whilst children are dis

R— D-, once persed at different

under this roof, churches.

was placed fourth Mondays: bell

in the Cooper's at 6.15, school at

Hill Examination 7 and at 9, with

-a position of short interval be

real merit. I may fore dinner at 1.

mention here Afternoon: school

that, with very from about 3 to 5,

few exceptions, tea 5.30, prayers

the children have 6, preparation of

turned out well. lessons 7 to 8, all

We know of 42 in bed by 9. On

who have given first Monday in

themselves to Fo. each month, call

reign Missions. ed visiting MonTHE CHURCH MISSIONARIES' CHILDREN'S HOME, HIGABURY.

This is very gratiday, there is a

fying and cheerwhole holiday,

ing. For when the children visit their friends from 9 in the morning till 7 in the never inculcate the idea that they must be missionaries, but we do teach evening.

them to feel it a great honour to tread in parents' steps, if they feel the Tuesday, same routine as Monday, except that a singing class is given call and the love of Christ constraining them. One was ordained on by Mr. Cooper to some 40 of the children. Wednesday, half-holiday. Trinity Sunday last, and received his dismissal only yesterday for West Thursday, the drill-sergeant attends from 11 to 1 in the morning, and in Africa—Rev. Charles Gollmer. the afternoon a French master waits upon the elder boys. Friday morn- The Examinations are all over, and we are all so glad. We have had ing, both boys and girls have lessons in drawing; whilst Saturday is a the same Examiners-Rev. E. Matheson, Rev. C. J. Hutt, Rev. Edward half-holiday, with regular pocket-money allowance to boys, and occasion- Auriol, Rev. G. Calthrop, Monsieur Ragon, Rev. L. B. White. ally to the girls.

“The same Examiners as last year,” exclaimed some of our young friends: This routine has recurred without interruption as a whole. The bell “Mr. Auriol for Scripture, and Mr. Calthrop for English.”

Are you has never failed to ring, nor the schools to commence as usual. Scarce a very glad ?” “O) yes, we like Mr. Auriol and his questions.” “ What of class lesson has been omitted. Our daily meals are as regular as clock- the other gentleman ?” “Oh, we like him too, but he sets such odd, out-ofwork, and what I consider as worthy of special mention and thankfulness the way questions—but then we know the kind of questions.” “What do is that not a night's rest has been disturbed, either by alarm or by sick- you mean?” “He always asks about the social condition, area, and ness, but we lie down and rise up in God's mercy, like a small or an population, and he always gives us a map to do. It will be West Africa, ordinary family, though there are sheltered beneath our roof 112 or very likely Turkey, this year. I shall be ready for him.” persons.

Gentlemen of the Committee, if it has come to this state of things I As to the number of children. The Home was built for the accommo- think we shall have to “change the bowling ” another year, and provide dation of 84, for boys, girls, and infants, from 4 to 15 or 16 years of age ; Examiners who can give a new kind of twist to the questions. And this and this total has been sustained during the year.

illustration brings me to the last examination of all, where I feel sure there India, North and South, has contributed, as usual, by far the larger is no need of change, for if any one knows the best way to the stumps, it portion-viz., 51; China 6, Ceylon 9, West and East Africa 5, North- is Mr. Catlin, the dentist. Four examinations each year have perfected west America 7, New Zealand 2, Persia 3, Mauritius 1-total 84.

his knowledge of the Home children. Well, I am glad to say his final Arrivals.-First and foremost, on the 3rd September last, after Mid- examination on Monday last proved very short, and more satisfactory than

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usual. There was more of viva voce in the way of kindly advice as to was a precious book, and must be preserved from fire and flood, scrubbing and cleaning, and fewer of those sharp, though short, extracts. We all like Mr. Catlin-only a few are afraid of his visits ; even a little English should reach his country.

and some day he would surely find the value of it, when tho girl said, “I don't mind having a tooth out if he won't give it a twist.

“I," wrote Sir Herbert Edwardes long afterwards, was the The report then proceeds to thank several friends, particularly first Englishman whom Mohammed Ali Khan saw from that time. the medical attendant, Dr. Allan, and a good lady, Miss Pratt, It was in 1847 or 1848, and the old man brought out the Bible who has a working party for the benefit of the Home, But, to show me, carefully wrapped up in many folds of silk., See, naturally, it does not thank those who most deserve thanks, Mr.

said he, I have preserved it from fire and water. I asked and Mrs. Rooker themselves. No one can be at the Home on

if he had read it. He said, “The villaga priest, who was a Prize Day, or, indeed, on any other day, without not only thank- scholar, had looked into it, and said it was a good book, for it ing them, but thanking God for them. Truly they have been

was all about father Moses and father Noah.'" Strange to say, made instrumental in the fulfilment, both spiritual and temporal, when the Peshawar Mission to the Afghans was founded in of the inspired words that meet the eye as we enter the building 1854, and we wanted to reprint the Serampore version of the

_" The children of Thy servants shall continue, and their seed Bible in Pushtu, the only copy that could be found in India shall be established before Thee."

was this one that had been treasured up in the Derajat for twenty or thirty years.

The Derajat is a long reach of frontier which lies between the SKETCHES OF THE PUNJAB MISSION.

right bank of the Indus and the eastern slope of the great SuliBY TIB AUTIOR OF “MORAVIAN LIFE IN THE BLACK FOREST," &c. man range, which separates British India from Afghanistan. It

extends from the Salt range, which is the southern limit of the VIII.-The Mission to the Derajât.

Peshawar division, to the north-eastern frontier of the province
OMEWHERE about the year 1820, an Afghan youth of Sindh, and is over 300 miles long, by 50 or 60 broad. (See

named Mohammed Ali Khan, a chieftain's son, of Map in February GLEANER.]
the Derajât, went down to the North-West Pro- Some thirty years ago, every village in the valley of Bunnoo,
vinces of India to sell borses at the Hurdwar fair.

the upper part of the Derajat, was fortified with a high mud Here he was accosted by a missionary, who offered wall, from the top of which it carried on war with its neighbours. him a Bible in the Pushtu tongue, largely spoken in his own The Sikhs never subjugated this tract of country, and when we country, enjoining him strictly to take great care of it, for it first took possession bloodshed and crimes were so rife that it

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