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come, welcome, come hither—the Light is come, that all men We have endeavoured thus, in the course of the year, to may believe."
present to our readers a series of dissolving views from the At Waikanae, opposite Kapiti, about 1,200 were assembled to Story of the first Missions to New Zealand, carried on under the greet them. There was just time to hold service before the auspices of the Church Missionary Society. After the opening sunset, in the course of which two hymns were sung to original years, in which faith and hope were so sorely exercised, it is an native tunes. Mata-hau had been labouring here, since his own unprecedented history of progress and triumph; some of its heart had been changed, to bring others to the knowledge of the passages seem almost like a fulfilment of the promise, “A Truth, and many were in an inquiring state; they had even nation shall be born in a day.” If spared to another year, we erected a neat church, lined with tall reeds, for their expected may be permitted to sketch some of the later trials and diffimissionary.
culties which more than once threatened to extinguish the Within six months after his arrival, Mr. Hadfield had the joy sacred flames thus kindled by the work of the Spirit of God of baptizing Katu, Why-why, Mata-hau, and some seventeen through the length and breadth of the land. For the present we others. These three took the names respectively of Tamahana will close with a parting glimpse of the honoured veteran who (or Thompson), Henera Matene (or Henry Martyn), and Joseph. had been permitted to be the first to open the campaign, not “We were all very happy that day," wrote Katu; "our hearts far from the commencement of the century. cried ; we were very happy.” Tamahana, as we must now call It was in 1837 that Mr. Marsden paid his seventh and him, proved, as we might
last visit to New Zealand, have expected, a most earnest
accompanied by his daughter. worker amongst bis country
In former years he had tramen, He and his friends
velled hundreds of miles on went with a number of New
foot, over mountains, and Testaments, lately come from
through bogs and forests. England, to itinerate in
Now greatly enfeebled by age, Middle Island. It had been
he had to be carried in a formerly desolated by Rapa
litter, but everywhere his prorahan, and the old warrior's
gress was like a triumphal son ran no little danger in
procession. Some seventy of this enterprise, but this did
the natives marched beside not hold him back. When
him, a self-elected body-guard, they pointed to the land his
and the many who came out father had laid waste, he
at the various stations to do replied, “I have come to
him honour formed quite an teach you the Word of God,
imposing spectacle. that is my sword.” He
His natural strength indeed seemed never weary of labour
bad abated, and his bodily ing at his blessed work, and
eyes were dim, but his mind has been known to sit up
was still full of energy, and teaching all night, aíter
bis heart overflowing with preaching seven times in the
love. His first act was one preceding day.
of mediation between two On his return he made new
contending parties near Kaiefforts to benefit his own
taia, and afterwards he spent people; and finding he needed
six months going from one more knowledge himself, went
settlement to another, “ blessfor a while to the college at
ing and blessed” wherever Auckland. As he had diffi
he went. The patives— culty in inducing his subjects
heathen and Christians alike to substitute decent houses for
—welcomed him with open the savage “pah ” in which
arms; they would sit with they still lived, he set fire to THE HOUSE BUILT FOR HIMSELF BY TAMAHANA TE RAPABAHAU.
their eyes riveted upon him ; it, and then, building himself
and when requested to witha palace, which contained four rooms ! * he directed them in draw, would reply, “ We wish to have a very long and steadfast erecting their cottages, which each contained two rooms and a look at our old friend, for we shall never see him again." chimney. He also introduced cows amongst them, and though Before he left, Mr. Marsden went a cruise as far as Cook's the natives were terribly alarmed at first at the sight of this Straits, returning to Sydney in August, and in May, 1838, he formidable creature, they soon learned its value, and followed received the long expected call to " enter into the joy of his their chieftain's example by keeping some of their own. It is Lord.” He had been speaking of the “precious hope he had interesting to know that old Raparabau entered heartily into his in Christ," and the last words that fell from his dying lips were, son's improvements, and even attending school, learned his letters“ Precious, precious, precious !” It was at the age of seventywith the meekness of a child. He was never sufficiently ad three he thus fell asleep in Jesus, having been forty-five years vanced in knowledge of the truth to justify his baptism, but in chaplain in New South Wales. In that colony also his work his dying moments he could answer Tamahana's anxious question, and influence for good had been most remarkable, but it was “My father, who died to bear your sins ? " with the blessed to the Great Britain of the Southern Seas that he had proved assurance, “ Oh, my son, Christ died for me.”
himself an apostle indeed. We may truly say of him there, that
o his works do follow him.” To him was given the rare privi. The accompanying engraving is from a sketch of the very house, taken on the spot more than thirty years ago. The pictures on the two pages form
lege of benefiting, not individuals only, but whole races of his an instructive contrast.
Native pastor of Regent, was examining chaplain. The Bishop himself WE cannot let the Luther Commemoration go by without one word of preached, on St. John xv. 16.
thankfulness for the heartiness with which it has been observed in LETTERS are to hand from Uganda up to July 1st. The Rev. R. P. England. If it were not for the grand truths which Luther did so much Asho, the leader of the last expedition after Mr. Hanvington's return, to set forth and establish in the mind of Christendom-the truth of salva- reached Rubaga on May 2nd. He was then very ill, but had since much tion by grace through faith, and of the singer's liberty of direct access to improved in health. He writes warmly of what he has seen of the work God through the One Mediator—what kind of message could the Church done by Mr. O'Flaherty and Mr. Mackay. We shall give fuller details Missionary Society carry to the heathen world ? Nor let us forget that shortly. when the Church of England failed to give a single man to the mission field, BISHOP ROYSTON, of Mauritius, bas been visiting the C.M.S. Mombasa Lutheran Germany provided a noble succession of missionaries, not only Missions. He confirmed 104 persons at Frere Town, 145 at Rabai, and for the C.M.S., but for the S.P.C.K. and S.P.G. also. We are glad to 7 at Kamlikeni. hear that one fruit of the Commemoration in Germany itself is the
On July 8th, Bishop Burdon ordained an excellent Chinese catechist, formation of a German Evangelisation Society, of which Dr. Theodore
whose Chinese name is Fong Yat-Sau, but whose baptismal name is Christlieb of Bonn is President.
Matthew, and who is known in Australia, where he formerly laboured among BISHOP POOLE sailed with Mrs. Poole from Liverpool for Japan on the Chinese immigrants, as Matthew A-Jet. This name used to be a October 21th. It should be recorded here, as it could not be last month, familiar one in the Rev. H. B. Macartney's magazine. After his return that at the consecration on St. Luke's Day the Archbishop of Canterbury to Hong Kong he was for a time in the employ of the London Missionary was assisted by the Bishops of Bath and Wells, Dover, and Lahore, and Society. The ordination was held in the C.M.S. church, St. Stephen's. Bishop Caldwell. The two latter, as old missionaries of the C.M.S. and
We are sorry to say that in the recent riots at Canton, the Rev. J. S.P.G. respectively, appropriately presented the Bishop-elect. The Dean
Grundy's house was wrecked, and he lost all his furniture, books, clothes, of Windsor acted as Chaplain to the Primate. The handsome chapel
&c. Mrs. Grundy, providentially, was at Hong Kong at the time; and of Lambeth Palace was crowded with Mr. Poole's friends and members
thither her husband has been obliged to come for a time. There is no of the two societies, and the service was a quiet and solemn one. The
doubt that the Chinese Government will award full pecuniary compenl'niversity of Oxford has conferred the D.D. degree on the new Bishop.
sation. Bishop Burdon writes that the riots were neither political By the death of Canon Clayton (which was announced after the
nor religious, but simply an outburst of revenge for murders committed GLEANER went to press last month) the Church Missionary Society
by foreigners. is again bereaved of one of its oldest and most faithful friends. No face The Rev. T. F. Wolters, of Jerusalem, had the privilege, on June 10th, was more familiar tban his, and none more welcome, at our May of baptizing two Mohammedans, a widow and her daughter, the first adult anniversary; and there was no stauncher advocate of the spiritual converts from Islam to be received into the visible fold of Christ in St. principles which are the basis of the Society. The loss of such men is Paul's (C.M.S.) Mission Church. The mother first heard the Gospel in indeed felt. May God raise up many like Charles Clayton !
the Prussian Deaconesses' Hospital, from Mr. J. Jamal, a cousin of the THE C.M.S. Committee, at their meeting on October 16th, had the
Native pastor at Salt. Both she and her daughter had been under pleasure of accepting the offers for missionary service of two clergymen,
systematic instruction for months, and “as far as men can judge, have one av Oxford man in an Oxford curacy, and the other a Cambridge man
grasped Christ as their Saviour.” Our readers will join with us in
thanking God for what we trust will prove to be a pledge of future in a Cambridge curacy—an unusual and interesting coincidence. They are the Rev. A. G. Norman, B.A., Scholar of Brasenose and Curate of st. blessing in our Missions to the Moslems of the East. Ebbe's, and the Rev. J. B. Brandram, B.A., of Queen's College, Cam- From the Daily Telegraph of October 2nd, we take the following bridge, and Curate of Christ Church, Barnwell. The latter is a grandson notice of Bishop G. E. Moule and Archdeacon A. E. Moule, which occurs of the well-known Andrew Brandram, formerly Secretary of the Bible in a correspondent's letter, entitled “ Life in China" :Society, and was for some time Tutor at the C.M. Childreu’s Home at Having spent a day or two in Hangchow, I passed up the Tien-tang River in
the direction of the Hwuychow mountains. Here I found a warlike population, Highbury. Mr. Norman is appointed to Amritsar, and Mr. Brandram to
notoriously troublesome in past years to the authorities, and even now often Nagasaki, Japan.
putting the mandarin who governs them to his wits' end to know how to keep
them in order. There were, however, plenty of troops about, and the roads Ir being important that the Rev. J. W. Handford, who laboured so
and tracks over the hills appeared to be tolerably safe. Europeans do not often successfully as schoolmaster at Frere Town for some years, and who traveree the country, though, to the praise of Bishop Moule, and his brother, was ordained last Trinity Sunday, should be in full orders before return
Archdeacon Moule, as well as of the American missionaries of Hangchow, it
should be said that the Chinamen of the district are personally visited, and that ing to East Africa, arrangements were made by the Bishop of London
from what they have seen of the devoted men I have mentioned, they have for Bishop Cheetham (late of Sierra Leone) to confer priest's orders upon formed a very friendly opinion of foreigners. I did not have a single unpleasant
word said to me once I had passed Hangchow, although I might have been him; and, by permission of the Bishop of Winchester, the service was
insulted with perfect impunity. held at St. Mary's, West Cowes, of which Dr. Cheetham is now Vicar. It took place on October 18th, St. Luke's Day, the same day that Bishop
We ask the attention of our readers to the prospectus of the GLEANER Poole was consecrated. The sermon was preached by the Rev. W. T.
for the coming year enclosed in this number. Will they make a real Storrs, Vicar of Sandown, formerly of the C.M.S. Santal Mission.
effort now to increase the circulation by inducing their friends to take it
in? We want the GLEANER to leave a large profit to the Society, and Our readers will be glad to hear that the Henry Wright steamer, which
never to draw from its funds; and to this end we want the sale raised (as before mentioned) had been detained at Aden by the mopsoon, arrived
from 30,000 copies a-month to 60,000. at Frere Town on September 25th.
AND why is not the GLEANER more widely used for localising as a THE Bishop of Sierra Leone held an ordination in St. George's Parochial Magazine ? It is localised with conspicuous success, and with Cathedral, Freetown, on September 23rd. The Society's zealous lay considerable profits, in some poor parishes, like St. James's, Bermondsey, missionary at Port Lokkoh, Mr. J. A. Alley (see Gleaner, February, and some well-to-do middle-class parishes, like Holy Trinity, Penge; but 1882), was admitted to deacon's orders; and also three Africans, Mr.
why are these so relatively few ? Samuel Taylor (B A. and L.Th. of Durham); Mr. G. Gurney M. Nicol
** We would remind our friends that the GLEANER Examination will be (B.A, of Cambridge, son of the Rev. G. Nicol of the Gambia); and
held on Tuesday, January 8. Full particulars can be obtained from the Mr. Samuel Spain. At the same time, a fourth African, the Rev. H. P. Editorial Secretary, C.M. House, 16, Salisbury Square, E.C. Thompson, received priest's orders. The three last named are in the “ A SUBSCRIBING CRIPPLE."—S. Margetts, Mickleton Wood, Chipping service of the Sierra Leone Native Church. Mr. aylor is a C.M.S. agent,
Campden, Gloucestersbire, desires to thank an unknown friend at Wakefield
for his kind letter and enclosed gift. and works with Mr. Alley at Port Lokkob. The Rev. J. Robbin, RECEIVED.-H. K. S., for Persia Mission, 58.; M. P., Proceeds of Plants, 10s.