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Tarsus church and congregation seem to evinced a deep personal interest in the be in an unusually healthy condition.” great subject of their soul's eternal salva
Mr. Parmelee gives valuable facts re- tion." specting the Erzroom field, (page 150,) and some extracts from certain station re- Mahratta Mission. Reports for 1867, ports will be found at page 152.
from several stations in the Mahratta field,
have been received, but the more interEastern Turkey. Mr. H. N. Barnum esting facts have already been published wrote from Harpoot, February 1st: “ The in the Herald. A single paragraph from Week of Prayer has passed, but in nearly Mr. Bruce's report of the stations under all the places heard from the daily meet- his care brings to view the agency of naings are continued, and with profit. Chris- tive helpers. He writes : “ There have tians have been refreshed, and there has been 21 catechists and 8 teachers employbeen, and is still, an awakening of interested under my direction, during the year, in among all classes in our various congre- the three districts of Rahûri, Khokar, and gations. There is, however, no marked Pimplus. Each of these helpers has a revival influence, such as we enjoyed one number of villages assigned to him, which year ago, and which we have longed to it is his duty to visit as often as possible, for see again. In the new out-stations there the purpose of preaching the gospel. In is an unusual readiness to listen to the the village and by the way-side, in the field truth. No season has witnessed so little and in the threshing-floor, wherever they persecution and opposition as the present. can find a few to listen, they are ready to We now occupy about sixty out-stations, make known the glad tidings of salvation. and in several other villages teachers are According to the monthly reports of these earnestly sought, but we have not the men assistants, they have preached, during the to supply the demand at present. The year, 7,362 times, to audiences amountIchme church, self-moved, is sending out ing in the aggregate to 96,373 persons, of colporters in various directions; who find whom 16,363 were women." great joy in the work, from the unexpected Mr. Fairbank, of Wadale, reports much favor with which they are received in vil- sickness at his station, and the death, after lages hitherto much opposed to the truth. very severe suffering, of a young man who If we except the time of revival, last win- had “worked for him a part of the day ter, the aspect of the whole field was never and studied the rest.” The suffering, if more hopeful than at present.”
not the death, was owing to “the barbaLetters from Mr. Perry, respecting the rous and cruel Hindu style" of medical week of prayer, and personal Christian treatment, pursued in Mr. Fairbank's abeffort, will be found at page 149.
He writes : “But I must tell you
a little about his death, though I have Nestorians. Mr. Labaree wrote Janu- heard only by report. Every one is talkary 13: “I have returned to-day from a ing about it; and several have expressed tour among the villages during the week the wish, in my hearing, that they might of prayer. I can truly say I never passed die in a similar manner. It appears that this interesting season more delightfully. on Friday his reason and his speech reIn each of the five villages labored in turned. He knew all who came by the there were cheering evidences of the spe- tones of their voices, though he could not cial presence of the Lord, in the quicken- see them. He had been blinded by the ing of the Christian brethren and sisters. pepper, perhaps, as his eyes were much They seemed to be awakened to pray and swollen and blood-shot, or else sight bad labor earnestly for the outpouring of the failed as death was near. He called his Holy Spirit on the multitudes of the un- four brothers and all his friends, bade converted about them. In each village, them good-by, and exhorted them to trust two meetings were held every day, and in Christ; told them of his
and conwere attended by considerable numbers fidence; said he was glad to go to be with outside of the church, several of whom the Lord; begged them to be kind to his
wife, who had no home to go to, as her Tremont Street, thinking chiefly of bard mother is a widow and poor; sent mes- lessons contrasted with jolly play, coming sages to us and others; preached Christ suddenly to view as a co-worker in misto the many villagers who came to see sion plans, in this far-off city. I hope the him; and at last quietly fell asleep in Je- churches in the United States will send
It was such a death as those who hundreds of their best youths, to elevate were there never saw before - a death of the Chinese to be the true · Celestials” in faith and joy in the Saviour. His broth- Christ Jesus. They would, I am sure, if ers say that they have chosen bis Saviour they only knew what a glorious work it is to be theirs. Neither of them had before of itself, and how satisfactory, as a prelimshown any regard for Christianity. Per- inary to immortality in the higher courts. haps he did more for the Master that fore- of the Master's mansions.” noon than he would have done in years, had he recovered."
Sandwich Islands. Mr. Coan, of Hilo, Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson, who sailed from reports the dedication of “a new and beauBoston August 13th, 1867, reached Bom- tiful meeting-house" 50 feet by 25, the bay after a very long passage, on the 18th organization of a church, and the ordinaof December. Mr. Atkinson writes: “ The tion of a pastor, in January, at a "pictvoyage was profitable; I feel stronger and uresque and romantic place” in North more active than when in Boston.” At Hilo, called Laupaboehoe (lava-leaf), Bombay, he says, we felt at home from about thirty miles from the town of Hilo. the first. The greetings of the brethren “Hilo has now three native pastors," and and sisters were like those of members of there were three licentiates in Puna, one the same family. We were not strangers.” of whom was expected to be ordained early They expected to start for Ahmednuggur in March. Mr. Coan states : “ Converts January 29th.
come into our churches gradually. Con
tributions of the church under my care North China. Mr. Blodget wrote, De- have been about $4,000 during the past cember 23, that two new members were year.” received to the church at Peking on the previous Sabbath — a pupil in the boys' Micronesia. Letters from Messrs. Bingschool and his mother. Mr. Chapin had ham, Snow, Sturges, and Doane, in this removed to Túngchau, so that the mission number of the Herald, (pages 153–159,) has now “four stations, on the great line present statements of much interest in reof travel from the sea-board toward Mon- gard to this field. golia and Russia."
Dr. Treat writes that he arrived at Ti- Dakotas. Mr. J. P. Williamson reports entsin November 23, (where he spent ten the addition of five to the church at Niodays,) and reached Peking December 6th, brara, by profession, on the first Sabbath “ 76 days from New York;" " with great in February. A series of meetings terjoy and thankfulness” taking his “ place minated that day, with the quarterly comamong the missionary laborers” there. munion season. The Indians are much Hon. S. Wells Williams writes respecting scattered in search of employment; “ but Dr. Treat, to his father: “I congratulate many returned, coming from 50 to 75 you on having a son who is so willing to miles, to attend the meetings.
The nacarry out your own views, and seems tive pastors did most of the preaching." likely to enter into the work with faith Mr. Williamson visited the Yankton Agenand patience. He has an open door for cy in January, and thinks God is fast reusefulness among the sick and sinful in moving the obstacles to missionary labor this region, and our best wishes for long there. “ Heathen opposition is fast givservice in the vineyard. It is a warning ing way." He had also visited the Ponca note to me, of the drawing nigh of the Agency, where he spoke, through an ineventide of life, to see one of the boys terpreter, “to 50 or 100” Indians, who who, in 1845, was around your table in came together to hear him preach. There are about 1,000 of that tribe, he says, “and francs. It is the only missionary journal they appear open to receive religious in- of the Roman Catholic Church; and it has struction, and anxious to be educated.” a circulation of 233,300. “ The Christians of America are to blame, if they leave such a people in their midst, London Society - Death of Dr. Tidman. to die in ignorance of the gospel.”
The Rev. Dr. Tidman, for many years the
able and much esteemed Foreign SecreCeylon. Mr. and Mrs. Sanders and tary of the London Missionary Society, Miss Townsend, who sailed from Boston “quietly entered his rest on the 8th of for Liverpool, October 9, reached Batti- March. eotta December 18.
Danish Missionary Society. It is stated Zulus. Mr. Wilder, of Umtwalumi, in the Bulletin du Monde Chrétien, for wrote in December, that since February February, 1868, that the Danish Missionhe had received 11 persons to the church ary Society has in Greenland eight stations, on profession, — two of them his own chil- ten missionaries, forty native catechists, and dren,--and that several others were seek- two normal schools. The largest congreing admission. He had also completed a gation consists of three thousand persons, new chapel of brick, and refitted a schools and the smallest, seven hundred. This
Society was formed in 1706.
China. The Record for April (PresbyOTHER MISSIONS.
terian Board) notices the recent addition Papal Missions. It appears from a re.
of four adults, by profession, to the church cent report of the Society for the Propa
at Hangchow, and fifteen “during the
It also states: gation of the Faith, that the receipts of the year” at Tungchow. Society, during 1866, reached the sum of
“ Writing at Shanghai, January 16th, the
Rev. J. M. W. Farnum says, I think 5,145,558 francs, different countries contributing as follows:
four boys and four girls of the boarding
school united with the church during the France,
year covered by this report. A week ago, Germany,
last Sabbath, (subsequent to the report,] Belgium,
twelve more were received.' Nearly all Spain, :
5,646 British Isles,
the scholars, who are not communicants, Italy, .
express a strong desire publicly to proThe Levant,
fess Christ; more than thirty applicants for Holland,
admission were examined by the Church Portugal, .
1,031 Russia and Poland,
Session. Besides the twelve scholars, two Switzerland,
other persons were admitted to the comNorthern Europe,
The dedication of a new church at YuAfrica,
yiao, Ningpo mission, " the gift of Mr. WilNorth America,
187,936 South America, .
liam Rankin, of Newark, N. J.,” is noticed,
and, it is said, — “ Affecting recollections
were revived of the lamented young pasFor the missions the following sums
tor, Mr. Ling-yin, whose labors were comwere expended :
menced in 1863 at this place, with but five Missions in Europe, 1,046,679 francs.
church members on the list. Now there 1,917,832
are eighty-nine, most of them admitted to 452,188
the church under his ministry. ... The 1,051,730
Rev. Mr. Bao Kwong-hyi was installed by “ Oceania, 499,658
Presbytery as the pastor of this church, The “Annales” of this Society were after having been the stated supply for a published, bi-monthly, at a cost of 232,845 year.
year. The same spirit,' Mr. Dødd says,
seems to rest upon him, as on his pre- field have been thoroughly visited by the decessor, Mr. Ling-yin. ... • There has traveling preachers, and these are, for the been no communion season since he went most part, the ordained preachers. There there, at which some have not been bap" were six ordained men at the meeting, and tized from among the heathen.'”
they report something over three hundred The Missionary Advocate, of the Meth- baptisms. The destitute churches are again odist Episcopal Board, states : “It has asking for preachers, and rebuilding their pleased God so to bless our mission in fallen-down chapels; and heathen villages China as to raise up a good number of are also asking for teachers. The olden native preachers, and thus to give the days of Toungoo seem in some measure to brethren from America time and oppor- be returning. A vast field is opening to tunity to extend their mission into the ad- the east of us. We
e see how inadequate joining province of Kiangsi. They have are all the means of men and money which appointed the Rev. V. C. Hart to proceed we now can command.” to Kin-kiang, the capital city of the province; and have designated Rev. E. S. North American Indians. The Record Todd and wife to join them in Kin-kiang, of the Presbyterian Board, for April, and lay the foundation of the first Prot- states, respecting the mission to the Semestant mission in that populous province." inoles : “ The church was organized in
February of last year, with sixty-six memJapan. Some months since Rev. J. Go- bers, of whom twenty-three were received ble wrote from Nagasaki to the Missionary on examination. The ruling Elders were Recorder, (Foochow, China,) “I am as then ordained. Since that time the Holy busy as I can be, teaching school, editing Spirit has been manifestly present with a native paper, and doing a little at trans- power in the religious meetings; thirtylating. I am engaged by the Prince of six persons have been added to the church Tosa to lay the foundation of an English on examination, one by letter, and two who college; and in prosecution of this plan, had fallen away were restored to church we expect soon to go up into the country privileges on giving suitable evidence of of Tosa to live. We are getting a font of repentance. The whole number of church Japanese type cast, and expect soon to be members reorganized and received is one able to print Bibles, tracts, books and pa- hundred and five, besides eight infant pers, with press and movable types. The children baptized. Among the members English, Dutch, and Chinese versions of are some who should probably be encourthe Bible are already introduced as a read- aged to prepare for usefulness as cateing-book in our school. Some of the pu- chists, teachers, or perhaps eventually as pils have, of their own accord, asked to be ministers of the gospel. The members of admitted to family worship, and others ask this church are liberal, in proportion to particular instruction in the Christian re- their small means, in supporting the gosligion. One of the latter is a high officer pel among themselves, and in their gifts of State to the Prince. We have been at monthly concert meetings, to send the praying the good Lord to prepare for us gospel to those who are still heathen." a way of access to this people, and just when and where we could have least expected it, the way seems to be suddenly opened before us, and that too by a specially marked providence."
Mr. Phineas R. Hunt and wife, former
ly of Madras, Miss Mary E. Andrews, of Burmah. A letter from Mr. Cross, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Miss Mary H. Porthe Toungoo mission, (Baptist Union,) in ter, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, sailed the Missionary Magazine for February, from New York in the steamer of March says: “ The reports from the jungle are 21, for Aspinwall, on the way to the far more interesting than they have been North China mission, via San Francisco. at any time since 1862. All parts of the In connection with this departure, some
facts, connected with Mr. Hunt's success Hunt's labors. It is further believed, that as mission-printer at Madras, will interest the accuracy with which the sacred Scriptthe reader. When it was known that he ures and Christian books bave been printwas about to leave that place, near the ed, together with the beautiful execution close of 1866, a meeting of English and of the work, have been a great boon to native citizens of Madras was held, and a native Christians generally, and, consecommittee was appointed to prepare a suit- quently, an important help to all missionable address, and to raise, by subscription, a aries." sum of money to be presented to him, as an The Madras Auxiliary Bible Society expression of the sense entertained of the also adopted and sent to Mr. Hunt a very great work he had performed in the coun- complimentary Minute, expressing their try as a missionary-printer. A circular sense of obligation to him “as a valued letter issued in furtherance of the object and most successful fellow-laborer;" and stated: “It is, we believe, admitted on all taking leave of him “with the expression hands, that the printing executed by Mr. of their united prayer and hope, that his Hunt, in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindustani, labors in China may be equally successis superior to any other in these lan-ful, and equally appreciated in connection guages; and, moreover, that the present with the great cause of missions in that superior style of our vernacular printing vast empire." generally, is mainly to be traced to Mr.
FOR THE CHILDREN.
LETTER FROM CAPTAIN BINGHAM.
longer or shorter passages in the vessel. Perhaps the children know, already, By her aid, the annual meetings of three that their new “ Morning Star "returned distinct bodies of missionaries have been to Honolulu in January, after a visit to held, - one of the Hawaiian missionaries the different stations of the Micronesia in the Gilbert Islands; one of the Amermission. Just before reaching Honolulu, ican missionaries of Micronesia, on PoCaptain Bingham wrote this letter about nape; and one of the Hawaiian missionthe voyage, to the young owners” of the aries in the Marshall Islands. vessel.
By means of your little vessel, the in“ ON BOARD "}
habitants of Nui, a small island in Ellice's January 23, 1868. Group, which lies south and east of the “MY DEAR Young FRIENDS, — Our Gilbert Islands, have been furnished with eyes have just been greeted with a sight a good supply of the Gospels by Matthew of the mountains of Oahu, my native land, and John, of the Epistle to the Ephesians, distant some seventy miles. To-morrow and of copies of a book of Bible Stories, we hope to anchor in the safe harbor of published by the American Tract Society Honolulu, when a long voyage, of nearly of New York. These are in their own seven months, will be completed, — the language, which is that of the Gilbert first which your little vessel has made to Islands, although they are surrounded by the isles of Micronesia. Since we left islands of Ellice's Group, where a dialect Honolulu, July 1, 1867, the Morning Star of the Samoan language is spoken. I has anchored twenty-eight times, has vis- might fill my whole sheet in telling you ited sixteen islands, revisited seven of of our delightful visit at that island, where them a second time, two a third time, and so many are becoming the friends of Jesus, one a fifth time. Twelve missionaries and and where nearly all the inhabitants can their families have had their mails and sup- read, although no missionary has been long plies for another year carried to them. among them. It was very pleasant there Nearly all of them have taken either to shake hands with our English brethren,