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names were given in our last, Bishop Crowther will speak in the morning, and F. M. 3rd L. Qr. 10th :: 12.35 p.m.
Sydney Gedge, Esq., the Rev. John Piper (Japan), the Rev. J. A. Faithfull,
and (it is hoped) the Bishop of Nelson (N.Z.), in the evening,
Tuesday, May 16th, will be the Day of Intercession for Foreign Missions. 1 M St. Philip & St. James. Another King, one Jesus, Acts 17. 7.
We trust it will be a day of much prayer and much thanksgiving among the 2 T C.M.S. Ann. Meetings. Things touching the King, Ps. 45. 1. friends of the Church Missionary Society. The C.M.S. Committee will have 3 W Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King, Ps. 149. 2.
their usual Communion Service at St. Dunstan's, Fleet Street, when the Rev. 4 T Livingstone d., 1873. Thine eyes shall see the King in His H. W. Webb-Peploe will preach. In the afternoon there will be a Valedictory 5 F Crowned with glory and honour. Heb. 2.9. [beauty, Is. 33.17. Dismissal of missionaries who sail next day for Central Africa and North 6 S John King, 1st Miss. 10 N. Z., d., 1854. If we suffer, we shall also America. The Address will be delivered by the Bishop of Moosonee.
[reign with Him, 2 Tim. 2. 12. In addition to the offers for missionary work mentioned in our March 7 S 4th aft. Easter. On His head were many crowns, Rev. 19. 12. number, the Committee have accepted the following, with much thankfulM. De. 4. 1-23. Lu. 23. 50 to 24. 13. E. De. 4. 23—41, or 5. 1 Thes. 4.
ness :-The Rev. J. Hannington, M.A., of St. Mary Hall, Oxford, Minister of 8 M Frere T'n, Estate bought, '75. Behold, thy King cometh, Jo, 12. 15.
St. George's Chapel, Hurstpierpoint; the Rev. Henry Nevitt, of St. Aidan's 9 T Elmslie op. dispensary, Kashmir, 1865. With healing in His College, Curate of Heigham, Norwich ; Mr. E. Elliott, B.A., of St. Catherine's 10 W Sing praises unto our King, Ps. 47. 6. [wings, Mal. 4. 2.
College, Cambridge ; and Mr. H. W. Lane, of Bristol. 11 T Rebmann discov. Mt. Kilimanjaro, 1818. Break forth into singing,
The Committee have made the following appointments :-To the East Africa [ye mountains, Is. 44. 23.
Mission, Mr. H. W. Lane (see above), as Lay Superintendent of Frere Town. To 12 F Abdul Masih bapt., 1811. Translated into the kingdom, Col. 1. 13.
the Nyanza Mission, the Rev. J. Hannington (see above), the Rev. R. P. Ashe 13 s Russell 8 Cobbold'at Ningpo, 1848. Preaching the Gospel of (see March No.) and three Islington men now ready for ordination, Messrs. the kingdom, Mat. 4. 23.)
(of grace, Heb. 4. 16.
J. Blackburne, Cyril E. Gordon, and W.J. Edmonds. To the Niger Mission, 14 S 5th aft. Easter. Rogation Sunday. Come boldly unto the Throne
Mr. Thomas Phillips, B.A., of Trinity College, Dublin, and Islington College, A. De. 6. Jo. 4.1–31. E. De. 9 or 10. 1 Tim. 3.
as Clerical Secretary of the Mission. To the Moosonee Mission, the Rev. H. 15 M 1st Santal bapt., 1864. Children of the kingdom, Mat. 13. 38.
Nevitt (see above) and Mr. J. Lofthouse, the latter an Islington man who is to 16 T Day of Intercession. Let the King hear us when we call, Ps. 20. 9.
establish a Mission to the Esquimaux at Fort Churchill. To the Saskatchewan 17 W Who also maketh intercession for us, Ro. 8.34. [God, He. 12. 2.
Mission, the Rev. D. J. S. Hunt (see March No.). To the North Pacific 18 T Ascension Day. Set down at the right hand of the Throne of M. Dan. 7. 9-15. Lu. 24. 44. E. 2 K.2.1--16. He. 4.
Mission, Mr. Thomas Dunn, late Vice-Principal of Trinity College, Kandy, 19 F With My Father on His Throne, Rev. 3, 21.
who has been studying at Islington with a view to holy orders, and who is 20 S Dening landed at Hakodate, 1874. I am He that openeth, and
unable to return to Ceylon on account of his wife's health.
(no man shutteth, Rev. 3. 7. The Church Missionary Society having expressed to the Archbishop of 21 s Sun. aft. Ascension. A Priest upon His Throne, Zech. 6. 13.
Canterbury its desire for an English Bishop in Japan, and the Archbishop M. De. 30. Jo. 7.1-25. E. De. 34, or Jos. 1. 2 Tim. 4.
having requested the Society to provide a part of his stipend, the Committee 22 M 1st Maori ord., 1853. Each one resembled the children of a king, have voted £500 a year for that purpose. Since this was done an old and 23 T The King of glory shall come in, Ps. 24. 7. [Judg. 8. 18. staunch friend of the Society has undertaken to relieve the general funds of 24 W Unto the Son He saith, Thy Throne, O God, is for ever and this charge for five years by paying (anonymously) the whole of it himself 25 T The Throne of God and of the Lamb, Rev. 22. 3. [ever, Heb. 1. 8. during that period. The selection of the new Bishop rests with the Archbishop. 26 F T. Scott preached 1st Ann. Ser., 1801. He must reign, 1 Co. 15. 25. We hear with regret of the death of the Rev. John Pickford, Vicar of 27 S Ascended on high... received gifts for men, Ps. 68. 18.
Toller Fratrum, Dorset, who was a C.M.S. missionary in Tinnevelly and [He hath shed forth this, Acts 2. 33. Ceylon for sixteen years, from 1852 to 1868. In Ceylon he had charge of the 28 S Whit Sun. Ember Wk. Being by the right hand of God exalted, Tamil Cooly Mission. J. De. 16. 1-18. Ro. 8. 1-18. E. Is. 11, or Ez. 36. 23. Ga, 5. 16, or Ac. 18. Bishop Crowther has arrived in England to confer with the Committee on
[24 to 19. 21. 29 M Bp. Anderson consec., 1819. He shall testify of Me, Jo. 15. 26.
the development and extension of the Niger Mission. He is accompanied by 30 T Ordination at Kucheng, 1880. He shall glorify Me, Jo. 16. 14,
his grandson, Mr. Hugh Stowell Macaulay.
During the recent tour of the Marquis of Lorne, as Governor-General of 31 W King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Rev. 19. 16.
Canada, in the great North-West of British America, he visited the C.M.S.
the Rev, T. Clarke, had the honour of dining with his Excellency, who made THE PRINCIPAL OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY
many inquiries regarding the Mission. “ He congratulated me most heartily," COLLEGE.
writes Mr. Clarke," on the progress made, and wished me every success in EFORE going to press last to
the glorious work."
The C.M.S. Theological College for the North-West Provinces of India was College of the Rev. W. H. Barlow, on his appointment to the vicarage school
. The Rev. W. Hooper, M.A., of Wadham College, Oxford (1st Class of St. James's, Clapham. It would be difficult indeed to over-estimate
Lit. Hum., 1859), is the Principal; and the Rev. H. M. M. Hackett, M.A., of the value of Mr. Barlow's services in his most important post during Trinity College, Dublin, the Vice-Principal. tho last seven years. No man in England is more thoroughly imbued In the past year the Bishop of Colombo has visited nearly all the C.M.S. with the spirit and principles of the Society, and no man could have been stations in Ceylon, and within thirteen months confirmed 520 Native Christians. more whole-hearted in his devotion to the work of training men for its
Of these 174 belonged to the Tamil Cooly Mission, to inspect which the service. It is the scrupulous thoroughness with which every detail has
Bishop spent three weeks riding and driving through the hill country with the been attended to that has so impaired his strength as to render it impos
senior missionary, the Rev. W. E. Rowlands.
The Rev. G. Shirt, of Hydrabad, Sindh, has lately visited Quetta, in sible for him to go on. As to the excellence of his teaching, it is
Beluchistan, to recruit his health, to minister to the British troops, and to sufficiently witnessed to by the good places taken by many of the students inquire as to missionary openings. ' He is anxious to see a Mission established in the Bishop of London's examinations (in one case the first place, in one among the Brahui people, who occupy a considerable part of that mountain case the second place, out of thirty or forty), and in the Oxford and country. Cambridge Preliminary Theological Examination, in which several first On February 15th a new church for the Native congregation at Lahore classes have been gained. Nor ought we to forget the singular success of
connected with the C.M.S. was dedicated by Bishop French. It bears the Mr. Barlow in obtaining contributions to the Society's funds. That
name of Holy Trinity Church, and has been erected mainly by the efforts of the
the Rev. H. U. Weitbrecht, of the Lahore Divinity College. The Rev. Yakub period of financial difficulty, was largely due to his influence, and the
A very interesting account has lately been received from Mr. Last, the confidence placed in him by wealthy friends of the cause. He will be
active lay missionary at Mamboia, East Central Africa, of a journey taken by followed to his new sphere of labour by many regrets and a general God- himself and Mrs. Last into the Ngurn country lying north of the now wellspeed. We must now look to the great Master to direct the choice of known route between the coast and Mpwapwa. They penetrated into a one of His servants for the important post left vacant.
region and among tribes never before visited by any European. The narrative of their journey, together with a capital sketch-map sent by Mr. Last, was
handed to the Royal Geographical Society, and is published in the March Localised Gleaners.
number of that Society's Proceedings. The whole distance traversed was
about 250 miles. Mr. and Mrs. Last everywhere experienced a most friendly THE balance sheet of the St. James's, Bermondsey, Parochial Magazine, reception. There is plenty of scope for the Society’s Extension Fund, however
which is a localised edition of the C.M. GLEANER, for 1881, shows the large it may be ! following result :-Expenditure, 500 GLEANERS monthly, £18; Local Printing,
It is proposed to hold a second meeting of Sunday-school superintendents
and teachers at the Church Missionary House, on Monday evening, June 5th, &c., £22 178. 9d. ; total, £40 178. 9d. Receipts- Magazines sold, £24; Adver.
Invitations will be issued in due course. tisements, &c., £22 198.; Total, £46 198. Profit, £6 18. 3d., from which donations have been made to the C.M.S., and to three parochial objects.
* We have to thank several friends for poetical and other contributions. The C.M.S. account from Old Radford, Notts, for 1881, includes “Profits on
It must be understood that those which are accepted may have to wait some
time for their turn for insertion, unless there are special reasons for their being parish Magazine, £1 08. 11d.,” this magazine being the GLEANER localised.
printed at once.
Ali is the pastor.
THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER.
THE SOCIETY'S ANNIVERSARY.
of the 87th Psalm was given by Canon T. Green, a former Principal
of the C.M. College. The rush into the great Hall at 10 o'clock NOTHER bright and stirring Anniversary of the
seemed more eager than ever, and long before 11 every seat Church Missionary Society, the Eighty-third, has
was full, and the gangways were blocked up by standing people ; been celebrated. The year has been a year of while 400 or 500 clergy occupied the platform. The English change and trial; but it has been a year of much Bishops, some of whom rarely miss this meeting, were absent,
blessing, and particularly there is cause for thanks having been summoned to Lambeth by the Archbishop of fulness to God that the burden of financial perplexity has not Canterbury ; but the Bishops of Ossory, Ballaarat, Victoria, and been laid upon us—that at a period when the Times says the
Nelson, and Bishops Cheetham, Perry, Ryan, Beckles, and agricultural interests of Great Britain are poorer by eight millions
Crowther, were present. sterling than they were three years ago, the Society should have
After the reading of brief fragments of the Annual Report by been able to extend its work, and yet to present a balance sheet Mr. Wigram, and a few words from the venerable President, Sir unexpectedly satisfactory. Well do the Committee say in the
Bartle Frere rose, and was received with prolonged cheering. His Report that " when they remember the serious position of the
speech was a most remarkable one, and we must quote some finances only two years ago, they can but bow down in heart
sentences. Referring first to the Report, he urged his hearers before God, and say, Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but
not to be content with the extracts just read, but to read, as he unto Thy Name give glory, for Thy mercy and for Thy truth's had himself done, every page of it.
It would “ fill them with sake."
astonishment and thankfulness." “ To the ordinary mind,” he The report on the funds may be given in a few words. The
went on, " I think the first feeling will be one of questioning—is legacies are £6,000 lower than last year, but apart from these,
it possible that these things can be true? Is there not some the General Income is almost exactly the same, notwithstanding a mistake, or perhaps pardonable exaggeration ? Perhaps I may deficiency of £700 in Ireland. The total of the General Income
do some small service if I mention a few facts which appear to (including certain sums not formerly reckoned in it) is £190,727.
me to show that, wonderful as this Report is, it is a very sober For the Extension Fund £10,554 has been received, making more and subdued statement of the truth.” He continued : than £20,000 since this Fund was started two years ago. For other Special Funds, £11,629. Total contributions, £212,910 ;
I we'l remember the time not only when we were told that Moham
medanism was an exceedingly vital and growing religion, and one which besides certain extraordinary receipts from sales of property, &c., threatened to supersede Christianity in many parts of the world, but that £8,225 more. A large part of these special receipts were not it was utterly impos.ible to bring the faithful Mobammedan to look with applicable to the year's wants, but the General and Extension any favour on the truths of Christianity. This I can say from my own expenditure, together £193,515, has been more than covered.
experience, following up what is stated in the Report, that it is a most
wonderful thing how much within the last ten or twenty years those Among the special contributions have been £848 additional for the
foundations of Mohammedanism bave been shaken by the labours of Henry Wright steamer; £475 additional for the F. R. Havergal missionaries of this Society. (Cheers.) Let any one go to Pesbawur-let Memorial Fund ; £507 in memory of the late Miss Venn; any one go to any part of the great Indian empire where the Mobam£1,520 for the Disabled Missionaries' Fund ; and £2,200 given
medans form a large portion of the population, and they will, I am by W. C. Jones, Esq., to build one of three Training Institutions
convinced, agree with me that Mohammedanism is now pervaded by the
desire to know more of that religion which they bave so long despi.ed, which he is generously proposing to found in China and Japan. and that there is every prospect of the same fruits b ing gathered in from
The Anniversary proceedings were marked by some features of the Mohammedan world as you have garnered from other parts of the human unusual interest. First, on the Monday morning, there was an race . . . I pass on to the continent of Africa, and ask you to consider ordination of eleven students from the Church Missionary College.
such wonderful things as the Uganda Mission. Who among the youngest Some of them had to sail before Trinity Sunday, and could not
of us who remembers hearing of the journeys of Burton and Speke and
Grant and Livingstone would have believed there was any chance of a wait for the regular ordination of the Bishop of London, who missionary being ever heard there? Then there is Mombasa. I had the therefore kindly authorised Bishop Perry to admit the whole honour of knowing both Krapf and Rebmann. I saw Rebmann when he number to deacon's orders at once. The service appropriately
was almost blind, when he could hardly walk across the room, when he took place at the church to which Mr. Barlow has lately been
was remaining there to finish his dictionary of the native language; and
I can testify to the state of utter barbarism which he found to exist wben appointed, St. James's, Clapham, and a very solemn and in
he first settled at Mombasa. There have been drawbarks since, but I teresting service it was. Canon Hoare preached an impressive think you can trust your old and valued missionary, Mr. Price, to correct sermon on Eph. ii. 8——“Unto me, who am less than the least them, and to bring you home such a truthful report as will enable you to of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the
secure in that part of Africa an abundant result. Mr. Price's name Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ."
reminds me of the time when he first fell in with a few freed slaves, wbo
were committed to his charge when he was missionary at Nasik, and when In the evening of the same day St. Bride's Church was as he spoke so hopelessly of doing anything with the utter barbarism that crowded as ever for the Annual Sermon. The Bishop of Ossory pervaded every fibre of their nature. I am sure when he looks back on and Ferns, Dr. Pakenham Walsh, a former Secretary of the
those days he must lift up his heart in gratitude to God for the good Society in Ireland, and one of its heartiest friends there, was
work He has allowed him to do among the negro nations of Africa.
Regarding your Missions in India, I may be allowed to remind you the preacher. His text was ver. 9, 11, 12, of the 68th Psalm.
of the great fact that within our memory there pervaded the GovernSpeaking of the Society, the Bishop urged that the income
ment a real fear lest missionary enterprise should bring about political should speedily be raised to £300,000 a year. The collection
The collection convulsion. Those days have long since passed, and I would orly was made, for the first time, from pew to pew, instead of at the
ask you to consider what spirit bas animated the late orders of the doors; and it amounted to £90, against 253 last year. The
Governor-General, Lord Ripon, in regard to the inquiry into the educa
tional system ; how he has frankly availed himself of the great and hymns, " Spirit of the living God," “ Through midnight gloom
Through midnight gloom valuable experience of your missionaries to tell him how far the educafrom Macedon," and," O Lord of heaven and earth and sea," tional system of the Government requires amendment, and in what were sung with wonderful power; and the whole service was direction it should be amended. I confess when I read at length those most inspiriting.
port ons of the Report which relate to India, the first feeling that came
over me was that it read like a record of the work of the first two cenThe Breakfast on Tuesday morning was attended by some 150
turies following the labours of the apostles. I believe if you
rn to the of the clergy, and a most fervent as well as thoughtful exposition pages of Gibbon, or even of any of our Church histories, and see how very gradually the Church grew and yet how marvellous was the result, then The closing speech is allotted, by a long-standing custom, to how it was so often honeycombed with heresies, and torn asunder by a representative of the home clergy. It is the most difficult task sohisms, and contrast the history of those two centuries with what you have heard to-day, you will come to the same conclusion which impresses
of the day—to give the "application " of a "lesson " which has any Christian reader, that truly the age of miracles has not yet passed, already lasted four hours! Some will remember how admirably and that there is the same cause for thankfulness, the same cause for the late Dr. Miller used sometimes to fill this place, not to speak amazement, at the goodness of God in doing the work of the preaching of of Mr. Goo and Canon Money in recent years. But no one has the Gospel in these days that would bave been felt by any of the Christian
done it more effectively than Mr. Billing on this occasion. “The martyrs under the reign of the Cæsars at Rome.
cry of the meeting,” he truly said, “had been, Extension ! Canon Tristram followed with a vigorous sketch of the Society's If this was to be realised, they must first cry, Excelsior! They work in Palestine, and a powerful appeal for extension there, must rise higher, come nearer to the Lord Jesus Christ. Then which was heartily cheered. Bishop Burdon then eloquently they would take a deeper interest in His plans, and be ready to put in a claim for extension in China, after which Mr. Bruce, deny themselves more for His blessed work.” with equal eloquence, put in his claim for extension in Persia, As usual, the Hall was again thronged the same evening, and Bishop Crowther his for extension in Africa. The good mostly by the younger and humbler friends of the cause ; and Bishop, who was received with much applause, said that " in the speeches of Bishop Cheetham, General Hutchinson, Mr. conversation with a lady recently about the improved postal Sydney Gedge, the Bishop of Nelson, the Rev. John Piper, of communication between England and the Niger, she asked him Japan, and the Rev. J. A. Faithfull, were enthusiastically whether he was not troubled by so many letters. He replied applauded. Frances Havergal's stirring hymn, “ Tell it out that the only letter which troubled him was one from the Com- among the heathen that the Lord is King,” was sung with mittee telling him not to extend. That was the only letter he immense effect. grumbled about answering.” The readers of the GLEANER know On the Thursday morning, a more private gathering took
place. Mr. Wigram had invited the Committee, Hon. District from Miss Tristram's articles the need of extension in Palestine.
Secretaries, &c., to breakfast at Cannon Street Hotel, and more They know also something of the needs of China and Africa.
than 200 sat down. Afterwards a deeply impressive address was Concerning Persia and Mr. Bruce's work there, we hope next given by the Rev. Herbert James on the Epistle to the Church month to give a full account. But with regard to extension, a
of Philadelphia, the main topic being "the power of a little few words from Bishop Burdon's speech should be quoted :
strength.” A discussion followed on Extension at Home, which Remember this: the Church Missionary Society cannot stand still. It was joined in by the Earl of Chichester, the Bishop of Gloumust go on. You cannot begin a work of this kind, and when you come cester and Bristol, Canon Money, the Revs. H. Sutton, E. H. to a point say, “Well, now we must stop.” You can no more stop it than Bickersteth, A. M. W. Christopher, W. Allan, E. Lombe, W. you can stop the rolling of a great rock down a hill
. It must go until it Hockin, T. R. Govett, H. W. Webb-Peploe, S. Gedge, &c. The reaches the goal appointed for it, wherever that, in God's time and providence, is. To stop is to die. But the Society, az a Society, has no
whole proceedings were of a most animating character. Mr. right to run into debt. You must look to the supporters. It is upon Bickersteth took up the Bishop of Ossory's suggestion in the them the burden is cast, and not upon the Committee. They have no sermon at St. Bride's, that the Society's income ought to be right to go beyond their funds. It is said, “ There are so many objects that we cannot do it.” Would you like to go back to the early part of
£300,000 a year, and gave as a motto for the year these words: the century, when there were not so many objects ? There was peace
“ Half as much again.” That is, let every one who now gives then. There were
no begging bishops and no begging missionaries a penny give three halfpence; every one who gives 5s. give then. (Laughter.) But these very objects are a sign of Christian life 78. 6d.; every one who gives a guinea give £1 11s. 6d. If among us, and we are bound as a sign of Christian life to support these
every friend throughout the country would do this, that would objects. Many give up to their power and even beyond their power. Do we all do it ? Are there not many who spend their money in useless
not give us the £300,000 a year, because large sections of the things ? Can we not spare some of these and give to God more? The
income are raised in other ways. But it would go far towards thing is thrown back upon yourselves. Had the Society that £300,000 it the desired end. We would call upon all our readers to take would be a good beginning.
their little share in carrying out this great suggestion.
THE MEDICAL MISSION AT GAZA.
Through the generosity of friends, a fund has been raised to
send out a skilful medical man, and we are glad to say that Dr. HOSE of our readers who have read the account of the George Chalmers, of Edinburgh University, has been appointed Mission at Gaza by Miss Tristram in the GLEANER
to take up this important work.
lives, and the interior of the Dispensary which forms so important an adjunct to Mr. Schapira's spiritual work.
NOTES FROM EAST AFRICA. The great lever of Mr. Schapira's work is undoubtedly the
BY THE Rev. W. S. PRICE. Dispensary. Ophthalmia and fever are the scourge of Gaza,
ARISTMAS DAY, 1881.-Once more I open my eyes in nearly every third person seen in the town suffering from partial
Frere Town. Praise the Lord for all His goodness, and blindness or severe inflammation of the eyes. From August to
especially for bringing me here in safety. Morning service October six hundred natives were treated by Mr. Schapira and
at 11 A.M. The place which serves as a church, a good large
building, was tastefully decorated with palm leaves and a native doctor, whom he had engaged temporarily until an
other tropical products, and was well-filled with a decentlyEnglish doctor could be obtained. Nearly 480 of these, or 80 dressed and decorous congregation. There were some whom I have known per cent., were suffering from ophthalmia of the worst form. for years, and whom I brought up in India, and others who came to me Writing about the Dispensary, Mr. Schapira says :
six years ago fresh from the miseries of slavery. I was deeply moved as I
looked around. Strange feelings crowded in upon me. Have the last It is heartrending to see little children, who only a few days ago had five years been a dream ? It was a faint foretaste of the joy of the great splendid eyes, with spots on the eye, or else swollen up and in great pain, day, when those who are united in the Lord shall meet again “over getting blind for the want of a little timely aid. Just to mention an there.” In the afternoon there was a special service, when thirty-two instance. A few days ago two Moslem women came to see me, which, as persons-eighteen adults and fourteen children—all 'freed slaves who you know, is a very unusual thing. To my surprise the younger, a former came to me in 1876, were baptized. Mr. Menzies assured me they had pupil of our school, who had since married, lifted her veil, and instead of all been carefully instructed, and that they well understood what they the beautiful eyes she used to have, I saw that she had already lost one, were doing in making this open profession of their faith in the Lord while the other was bighly inflamed and swollen. She threw herself on Jesus Christ. her knees and cried, “ Take all I bave, only save at least my sight.” I Monday, Dec. 26th.-A general holiday. Two bullocks were killed sept at once for our native doctor, and he did all he could to release her and distributed amongst the people. Suitable presents were given to the from pain, but I am afraid he will not be able to save her sight. Her children. In the afternoon there were athletic sports-running, jumping, cruel husband has forsaken her in her trouble.
tug of war, &c.—in all of which, Shaw, with his fresh English vigour, was life and soul. In the evening he gave an exhibition of the magic lantern. aside their heathen customs, come together daily to be instructed in the The room was crowded with old and young and they seemed thoroughly things of God. For myself, when I thought of Kisulutini, as I knew it to enjoy it, though two or three told nie afterwards that they had seen seven years ago, and compared it with what it has now become, I could these pictures several times, and wouli like to see something new.
only litt up my heart in tjankfulness and praise to God for what He has Dec. 31st.-The last day of the old year. How difficult to realise it! wrought. God be praised for all His mercies to me and mine, and not least for Jan. 16th.-Started at 6 A.M. to return to Frere Town. The tide having brought me here in safety, and for permitting me to see some being against us, we were close upon four hours in getting down the creek. fruit of the labours of past years.
There was no breeze, and the heat was very fierce. This is a kill ng Sunday, Jan. 1st, 1832.-A happy new year to all dear friends far journey, and more missionaries have lost their lives or been disabled by it and near. May it be a year of grace and blessing to them and me. And than from any other cause. Any rich friend who wishes to confer an whatever of duty or trial it may have in store for us, may we ever fiud inestimable boon on the East Africa Mi-sion, can scarcely do better than “that as our day our strength may ba."
make it a present of a small steam launch, which would lessen the distance Jan. 2nd.-A general holiday. Gave a feast to the children. Three between Frere Town and the landing for Rabbai to an hour and a-hall. sheep were converted into curry, and about 200 children, besides some The first news that met us on our arrival was, thau Meuzies, whom we mothers, who crept in, farei sumptuously. There were two weddings lest three days ago in apparently good health, was seriously ill, and that to-day-young folks from the dormitory. I was sorry to find they had both he and Mrs. Menzies had been congned to their bed the whole of the set their hearts on having a “pgoma” (heathen dance), but on my telling previous day. them so, they readily gave it up.
Jan. 18th.--I grieve to write that our brother Menzies is in a very Jan. 6th. --Conver-ation with Abi Sidi and Petros, who had come from critical state, and his wife, who bas bome up bravely hitherto, is beginning Giriama. They were very pleased to see me again. Got a good deal of to fear the worst. A min-of-war passed to the northward this evening, information about Godoma and Fulladoyo. I lear the good work at both and I am hoping it may be the “Philomel.” places is rather at a stand. How can we expect it otherwie? The door Jan. 19th — Went outside the harbour at 5.30, in the hope of finding wa- open years ago, and no one entered. Sowing comes before reaping. the “ Philomel” at anchor, but no trace of her. She has probably gone It is a cavital sphere for a young and zealous mi-sionary.
on to Lamoo. Menzies very ill to-day. Taylor and I laid our heads Sunday, Jan. 8th.-A memorable day. I took the sermon at morning together, and did all we could fur him. Shaw is a capital nurse. Our service, and for the fir:t time ventured on a short address in Kisuaheli. poor bruther is in a sad way, and we are very helpless; but our comfurt I then spoke at more lengih froin John x. 27,"My sheep,” &c.
is to feel that the Good Physician is near. The season is against him. I Jan. 10th.--Gare a short address at morning prayers. Prayer for four am sitting in my room to-night, with windows and doors all wide open, young men going to Fulladoyo and Godoma as teachers, Tom Sangvoo, and there is a fair breeze, yet, though I have doffed my coat, the perspiraChristopher Boston, Charles Denny, and George West.
tion is literally rolling off me. Jan. 11th.-Launched the “ Alice.” She looks very well with lier new Sunday, Jan. 22nd. -A messenger came at 4 A.y, to call me to Menzies. rigging, and seems to sail s, lendidly, but she is too small for a sea-boat. Mrs. Menzies fears he is sinking. I find, however, he has a good pulse,
Jan. 13th.-At noon set out in the “ Alice,” with Shaw as my com- and I hope he has taken a turn for the better, though he will nave to be panion, for Kisulutini. Only now and then, owing to the windings of the carefully nursed and watched. I stayed with him, intending to have a creek, could we get a puff of wind to help us on, so between sailing and sbort service of prayer with him and his poor wife, but'she was too weak rowing we did not reach Jomvu till 3.30 P.M. The comfortable cabin of ihe to hear it, so all we could do was to attend to the poor suffering body, and
Alice,” which was her main feature, has given place to a poor awning, com nend bim to the loving care of the Good Shepherd. which affordel scarcely any protection from the sun. We reached our Jan. 24lh.-Menzies had a bad night-seemed to be sinking-but a landing-place at 5 P.m., and found porters sent down by Binns, and a little revival this morning. About 1 P.M. saw a man-of-war entering the number of other men, chiefly my old Sharanpur boys, awaitin; us. harbour. Our hopes revised. Is it the “ Philomel”? No, she shows the There were also two donkeys, but we were warned that they were not on French flag, and proves to be the “ Adonis.” I went off at once, and good terms, could not b.ar sight of each other, and that, therefore, we saw the captain, who at my request kindly came on shore, bringing with must keep them well apart. I mountid mine, and trotted away at a good | him his doctor to see poor Menzies. He examined him carefully and pace. About two m les from Kisulatini, I wus starı led by the discharge prescribed for him. He gave tremendous doses. But having called him of guns, when immediately a group of men and women came forward to shake in, we must do what he orders, and certainly a great burden of responhands and give me a welcome. They then fell into the rear aud kept pace sibility is taken off our shoulders. Finishe i off with a very bad headwith my donkey. A little further on another volley and another shaking ache, the natural result of undue exposure to the sun and worry; of hands, and so on at every convenient turn of the road, until I found Jan. 25th.-Had a shocking night. Maddening pain in the head, and myself surrounded by a surging crowd of some two or tliree hundred other symptoms of fever. Maktub, who was sleeping on his mat near my people, running, leaping in the air, shouting, and singing. The women door, heard me groaning, and went and called Ishmael, and he and James took up their position in frout, and gracefully dancing, led the way, came and nursed me through the weary night. About 3 A.M. a messenger whilst men concealed behind every available thicket on the line of route from Mrs. Menzies, to call me to her husband. He is much exhausted by fired off their guns, and so, amidst a scene of the wildest excitement, which the powerful medicines he has taken, and she is naturally anxious. It I have no words to describe, I made my entrance into Kisulutini. In was impossible for me to move, so Shaw, who is himself also not feeling the midst of it all many thoughts came into my mind, sacred memories well, went in my place. Had no sleep all through the night, but most of tbe past, joys and sorrows, trials and encouragements, which can never thankful to God for some relief this morning from that dreadful pain in be forgotten. I was overcome, and glad to steal away from the crowd and the head. Tlie heat was very overpowering yesterday, and several of us seek the quiet of the Mission-house, where Binns was ready to give me a have been more or less effected by it. This morning early there was concordial welcome.
tinuous lightning from the south, followed by an unbroken rumbling Jan. 14th.--Attended early morning prayers. A good large room was of thunder, and ending in a steady downpour. This will, I hope, cool us crowded by an orderly and attentive congr-gation, who joined heartily down a little. in the singing and responses. The men and women sat on different sides, Feb. 4th.-Since last entry I have passed through the "valley of the a goo1 arrangement; but the place is altogether too small. Binns is shadow of deatb.” The exposure from boarding the “ Adonis" in the very anxious for a cburch, and certainly one is greatly needed.
heat of the day brought on a severe attack of fever; and for eight days I Visited Polly, the widow of Isauc Nyondo. She is an earnest Christian have been hanging between life and death. God has been very good to woman, but just now in great sorrow owing to her late bereavement. me, and I trust I am now fairly over it.
Sunday, Jan. 15th.---Just seven years ago I was lying in a miserable Sunday, Feb. 5th.– Took part with Shaw in the Communion Service, cotta e at this place, very ill with fever, and apparently nigh unto death. all, for once, in Kisuaheli. It was a special thanksgiviag service, for Poor Rebmann was here, stone blind, and almost worn out with twenty-nine God's mercy in raising up Menzies and me, and for bringing G. David, years of unbroken service in this trying clima'e. There was no house W. Jones, and their families safely from India. fit for a European to live in, and only a few wretched huts, occupied by Sunday, Feb. 12th.--A heavy storm last night is followed by a sultry about a dozen or so of natives in one way or another connected with the and oppressive day. There was a better attendance at morning service. Mission. No wonder that Rebmann took a desponding view of taings, Shaw read prayers, and Taylor preached, being interpreted by George and came to the conclusion that the poor Wanika were not prepared for David. Tbe congregation very well behaved, and apparently attentive; the Gospel, that God's time had not yet come. But in this he was but one wants to see more life. May God the Holy Spirit soon raise mi-taken. It isn't always given to the labourer to reap where he has them up a preacber, who shall be able to speak to them in their own sown. But God's promise doe-n't fail, His word prospers, and sooner tongue, irom the heart to the heart. I am reading over azain the life and or later the night of toil is followed by the harvest of thanks ziving labours of Johnson, of Regent's Town. What a remarkable awakening of What would Rebmann think if he could see his dear Kisulut ni pow. souls atiended his ministry, though it would appear that he preached With its young mis-ionary, living in a decent double-storied house, and in English, a language only imperiectly understood by the people. Oh! surrounded by some 400 Africans, Wanika and others, occupying í heir that we might see similar results in this place. We must be more in own cottages, supporting themselves by honest labour, and who, having laid prayer for this blessing.