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MINISTERIAL CHANGES. absence, had been received from Revs.
W. G. Hailstone, of Appledore, and S. The Rev. John Whitaker (late of Barrow) has accepted a unanimous call Laing, of Barnstaple. Cheering state
ments were made as to the prospects of to the pastorate of the Lancaster Baptist church.
the church, and warm sympathy with
pastor and people was expressed. The The Rev. J. Hasler, of Downham whole proceedings were of a highly Market, has accepted an unanimous satisfactory nature. invitation to the pastorate of the church GLASGOW.- COMPLIMENTARY SOIREE at Andover.
TO THE REV. W. T. ROSEVEAR, -A MANCHESTER STREET CHAPEL,
social meeting of the friends of the OLDHAM.—The Rev. E. Balmforth, of
Rev. W. T. Rosevear, was held in the Rawdon College, was ordained to the
hall of Hope Street Baptist Church on pastorate of the church in this place on
Tuesday evening, December 5th, to Wednesday, October the 25th.
express their regret at the reverend
gentleman's removal from their midst, SHIPLEY.-The Rev. R. Green, pas. and to present him with a testimonial tor of Rope Street Baptist church, in recognition of his character and Shipley, has accepted a unanimous call high ministerial ability. The Rev. to the church at Townhead, Sheffield. Samuel Newnam, of Edinburgh, pre
sided, and among those present were
the Rev. Dr. Pulsford, Rev. Dr. H. S. MISCELLANEOUS.
Paterson, Rev. S. Chapman, Rev. H. On Monday, October 30th, a recogni- Moore, Messrs.John Anderson, Howard, tion tea meeting, in connexion with the Bowser, W. Quarrier, of Glasgow, and recent settlement of the Rey. T. R. Rev. 0. Flett and Thomas Coates, Stevenson, as pastor of the church Esq., of Paisley. Letters of apology worshipping in Boutport Street chapel, for unavoidable absence, and expresBarnstaple, was held. Tea was pro- sive of sympathy with the object of vided in the commodious lecture-room. the meeting,
were read from the Rev. In spite of the stormy weather there John Ker, D.D., Rev. H. Batchelor, was a large attendance. The public Rev. David Russell, and Rev. John meeting that followed was still more Guthrie, M.A. The chairman, in the
Rev. R. A. Bertram, pas- course of his address, alluded to his tor of the Congregational church, long and intimate acquaintance with presided. Mr. Councillor Hills, one Mr. Rosevear, and to the high repuof the deacons, gave an account of the tation which the latter enjoyed. After circumstances connected with the invi- some very kind remarks from Mr. Thos. tation given to, and accepted by, the Coates, Mr. D. Whitelaw, in the name new minister. Rev. T. R. Stevenson of Mr. Rosovear's friends, presented then addressed the meeting, offering him with an address and a cheque for “words of congratulation, caution, and £100, which he acknowledged in apentreaty." The following friends took propriate terms. Addresses were af. part in the proceedings :-Rev. F. Bos- terwards delivered by Revs. O. Flett, worth, M.A., Exeter; E. Edwards, H. Moore, S. Chapman, and Mr. G. Torquay; J. Dixon, Crediton; F. F. Dunn. Dr. Pulsford spoke of his esMedcalf, Ilfracombe; W. Cutliffe, teem for Mr. Rosevear, as a man of Brayford; J. P. Williams, Swimbridge; high character and endowments, and J. F. Avery, Tavistock; J. Glover, stated that a vote of regret at Mr. Combe Martin; T. Philp, South Mol- Rosevear leaving Glasgow was passod ton; B. Brown and W. T. Whitmarsh, at a recent mecting of the Ministerial Barnstaple. Letters regretting their Association.
“Thinking of the falling off in the and calls for immediate action; ' for numbər of missionaries here by vacancies cannot be filled up at once death, sickness, and resignation, and by the mere sending of men from at the same time of the difficulty of England. A man must have two or getting men in England to come out three years in the country before he to India, makes me very sad. What can be of much practical use as a is the matter? Is our Mission to die missionary. Fifteen years ago, one out for want of labourers ? Half, or missionary was at Chittagong, another nearly half of our men, are over fifty at Cutwa; now there is not one at years of age; more than half the
either of these places. There were remainder are over forty years of age, two at Barisaul, two at Jessore, and and there is scarcely a young man in three at Dacca ; now only one brother the Mission. In the ordinary course is at each place. I do hope that the of things, it is certain that others will brethren at home will soon be so pass off the field of labour in a few favoured of the Lord, that they will years. Who are to take the vacant be enabled to send out to India large places ? The state of things in our reinforcements to our weakened and Indian Mission is such as should
fainting band.” really awaken grave consideration,
The Committee therefore suggest that the attention of the congregations connected with the Mission, should be called to this subject in sermons delivered on Lord's Day, the 14th January, to be followed by a special meeting for prayer on the evening of the following day.
Copios of the Treasurer's Address can be had for gratuitous circulation, on application at the Mission House.
Notes from Jessore.
BY THE REV. R. J. ELLIS. On the first Sunday in June three she left the school she continued to young persons were added to our little fast every Friday, and was always church hore by baptism. One of these, quiet and sanctimonious. Latterly, Ongo by name, was born and brought since the truth began to dawn upon up among Christians. At one time her that we are saved by grace through she attended the Roman Catholic faith, not of works, she has become school at Jessore, and the influence of happier, and we have reason to hope the teachers there, shows itself in her that she is now walking in the truth. conduct to this day. For years after
THE PENITENT RECEIVED. The other two we have received her to the Orphanage then under the were brought up among Mahommedans. care of Mrs. Hobbs. At first her lanSarah was rescued from a life of infamy guage was so filthy that she had to be by the magistrate of Jessore, who sent kept apart from the other children. Then her temper was such that, when- mind has gradually opened to the truth ever she was out of school, her voice as it is in Jesus, she has shown more was heard in angry altercation with than ordinary desire to know Him. some one or other of her fellow-scholars.
Once, on being asked whether she Every one feared her. Many months believed on Him, she replied, with ago she seemed to become the subject much animation, "Yes, I believe on of a sudden change; and on its being Him with all my heart.' We look to proposed that any who wished to join Divine grace to obliterate from her the church should come to the mission- mind the memories and consequent ary for instruction, Sarah was one of desires of her earlier days. That alone the first to come. The change in her will suffice for the struggle she must has been very marked, and as her endure.
THE ORPHANS. Tárá came to Mrs. Hobbs under ing to hear her intelligent questions pressure of the deepest poverty.' Star- in the enquirers' class, and to mark ration drove her to seek for herself the effect of the truth upon her mind. and a younger brother and sister an Let me claim for these, and other asylum in the Orphanage. The little
young female converts in India, the sister's case was hopeless,and she soon sustaining prayers of friends to our died. The brother, Jeebon, is now a good work at home. The temptations member of our enquirers' class. Tärá’s to which these objects of loving interest chief fault was her temper, which are exposed can hardly beunderstood by still afflicts her, but which to a large those who live so securely in our British extent she has overcome. The work churches. To foster their interest in of the Divine Spirit has been very the truth, and to increase their spiritual marked in her case also. She is the intelligence, these three are still reonly native whom I have ever seen to tained as members of the enquirers' weep on account of sin. It is very pleas- class.
THE TOUR. Along with my wife and child I The latter place is since quite inlately made a tour eastwards and north- undated, and the native brethrenwards in the district. Owing to the who occupy one of the highest sites in extraordinary inundation this year, the town-report that they are surI had but few opportunities of preach rounded by water, and that on the ing. There was no standing ground. highest roads it is knee-deep. Such Markets were held in the usual places, events, besides the other evils they but here and there people bought and bring with them, prevent the meeting sold in their boats, and the few who of our numerous schools, and materially came on foot waded to the knees or interfere with other evangelistic waist in water. At Magoorah and Jhenidah alone was there dry ground.
THE INUNDATIONS. The town of Jessore itseif is suffer- the river has not been so high for a ing from the inundation. Probably century past. I am not aware that