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Sabbath-school, East Boston ; Mrs. Rufus though many things are far from being as S. Frost, by Chestnut Street Church, Chel- we would like to bave them, we yet have sea, - $250.
abundant reason for encouragement; and Further contributions have been re- we trust that the Lord is indeed here, carceived as follows: Chestnut Street Church, rying on his work. We know not what Chelsea, $29; Broadway Church, Chelsea, storms may be lowering; but there seems (additional,) $7.25; Brookline, Mass., $43; to be steady progress, and a better state of Mrs. H. M. G. Noyes, Brookline, $5; Mav- things now than I have before seen since erick Maternal Association, East Boston, reaching here, four and a half years ago." $6 50; S. G. B., Essex Street Church, $3; A letter from Mr. Tracy, of the same Miss Elizabeth E. Dana, Boston, $5; Mt. station, noticing pleasantly the zeal, abilVernon Church, (in addition,) $9; Mrs. ity, and promise of seminary students, full H. F. Russell, 1; as a memorial for a de- congregations, and large female prayerceased mother, $5; a friend, $1; Mrs. Ed- meetings, will be found at page 226. ward W. Hooker, Nashua, N. H. 1; Mrs. Mr. Livingston, of Sivas, (page 225,) A. L. Torrey, Reading, Mass., a thank- reports a visit to Zara, where he found the offering, $3; M. E. R. Northampton, state of things so improved as greatly to Mass., $5; Westhampton, Mass., Mrs. An- cheer him. sel Clapp, Miss Hattie Clapp, Mrs. Clark Mr. Morse, of Eski Zagra, gives (page Bridgman, Mrs. Frank Bridgman, Mrs. 227) a full account of the riotous opposiLucas Bridgman, Mrs. Jonathan Brew- tion encountered at that place last autumn. ster, one dollar each, $6; Truro, Mass., Mrs. Edward W. Noble, Miss Isabel Central Turkey. Mr. Washburn, of Blake, Miss Fanny Noble, one dollar Constantinople, attended the recent aneach, $3. Total for the month, $382.75. nual meeting of the Central Turkey misTotal receipts, $3,042.75.
sion. He writes : “The meeting at AinThe Society assumes the support of tab was a most harmonious one, but sadly Miss Adelia M. Payson, of Kent, Conn., small. I am deeply impressed with the recently appointed to the Foochow inis necessity of reinforcing that mission with sion, China.
good men, such as those now there and such as have been there. The work of God in that part of Turkey has made
wonderful progress. In a missionary point Greece. Dr. King (page 228) reports of view, there has been a greater success a call upon the Metropolitan Bishop, – than almost anywhere else in the world. the man who, in 1863, signed the accusa- But if this harvest is to be fully secured, tion against him. He was now received there must be such a missionary force in very pleasantly, and treated, apparently, the field, for some time longer, as can exert as if he had been a particular friend. a controlling moral influence.”
Mr. Montgomery writes from Marash, Western Turkey. Mr. Smith wrote from March 24: “ You will be pleased to learn, Marsovan, April 14: "Several members of that from the time of our visit to Albusthis church have lately promised to devote tan, in September last, the church and a tenth of their income to the work of the community there woke up to new life and Lord. The congregation is large, often energy. Nearly an hundred souls have numbering over three hundred. Four per- since been added to the community, and sons are to be received, on profession of seven new members to the church, by faith, at our next communion. Several profession ; wbile the reports which come others have been examined, and will prob- to us, of the activity and faith of the ably be received soon. I have also exam- church, are very gratifying. ined several persons at two of our out-sta- “Our school vacation began the last of tions, during the last few weeks, eight of January, and the students are scattered whom will probably be received. Thus, abroad preaching the word. Eleven of though we see no general awakening, and the students are at work in the villages
MISSIONS OF THE BOARD.
about Marash. They all went out with purchase a house to be held in trust by the much prayer and faith, and I cannot but agent of the American Board, and occuhope for good results.”
pied by Miss Bingham's school. Eight orA few facts of interest, gathered from dained Hawaiian ministers have offered station reports, will be found at page 224. themselves to go to the Micronesia mission
by the next trip of the Morning Star. Nestorians. A letter from Mr. Perkins A full account of the late wonderful vol(page 222) mentions some encouraging canic eruption will be found in the letter facts, and “ unusual opposition," specially from Mr. Coan, page 219. from Papists.
Madura Mission. Mr. Herrick, writing from Pasumalie, March 25, states that three seminary students were received to Japan. The Record, of the Presbytethe church at the last communion season, rian Board, for June, states : “Dr. J. C. and that one of the teachers had been Hepburn, at Yokohama, March 6th, speaks ordained as pastor of a church recently of the internal troubles in this country as organized in the west part of Madura city. very great, and likely to continue until the He reports preaching excursions and itin- power of the Daimios, or chiefs, is broken, erating work, on which he met with much and the country is united under one head. to encourage in the Christian congrega- He also refers to the adoption of Western tions, and also among the heathen. There ideas as to dress, furniture, etc., by many appeared to be more readiness than he ex- of the Japanese. He found a native genpected, among church members and the tleman, whom he had lately visited, on a nominally Christian people, to give ac- bed, with sofas, centre-table, astral lamp, cording to their means, for the support of book-case, etc., in his parlor, where a few their own religious institutions and schools. years ago would have been found nothing Some gratifying statements are made in but mats on the floor -- no furniture of any letters from Messrs. Taylor and Chester, kind. Dr. Hepburn reports the building pages 221, 222.
of a dispensary and chapel on the mission
premises, at a cost of eleven hundred dolZulus. Mr. Grout wrote from Umvoti, lars in gold-eight hundred of which were South Africa, January 21: “We have just generously given by friends in Yokohama." had a good week of prayer — full meet- Bishop Williams, of the China mission of ings, and carried on with good feeling the Episcopal Board, has recently visited and vigor. At the close, five individuals Japan, and was greatly interested in the had resolved to become Christians, and prospect of missionary success in that land. the good feelings have been steadily in- He states, as quoted in the Spirit of Miscreasing since. We feel quite encouraged. sións, that “the missionaries are much more We hope, while we pray • Thy kingdom open and free in their intercourse with, come,' that all men, everywhere, will in- and in instructing the Japanese, than when clude us in their prayers for the salvation he left the country for a visit to the United of the world.”
States; and that there is no field in the The statistical returns show that 63 per- whole world which seems to him so intersons were received, on profession, to the esting, and where the prospect is so good churches of the Zulu mission, during the for reaping a bountiful harvest. The peo
ple are all alive; changes, radical changes,
are taking place every day. They are Sandwich Islands. The Morning Star adopting foreign customs, habits, and man. sailed from Honolulu March 26th, for the ners; and many are quite prepared to beMarquesas Islands. Rev. L. Smith went come nominal, and some, I doubt not, as as delegate from the Hawaiian Board, to true, genuine, whole-souled Christians as visit the Marquesas mission. The Com
ever lived." munity at Honolulu have raised $1,950, to
China. The Spirit of Missions, for May, the wives of missionaries; native helpers, states: “ Bishop Williams's letter on Japan, 184;- - or in all, a force of 370; 44 organis followed by one on China, which contains ized. churches, with a membership of over some facts of interest and importance. 1,600. To these, as far as reported, have Some time last year, a high official in one been added the past year nearly 300 comof the southern provinces of China issued municants. a proclamation forbidding idolatrous pro- “During the last year, 11 ordained miniscessions, and advising the people to spend ters, 1 licentiate, 1 physician, and 11 assistless of their time and money at the bea- ant-missionaries were sent out. Of these then temples. The Bishop writes, that the 18 were
new laborers. Two ministers Chancellor of the largest city of the Prov- were removed by death — the Rev. A. G. ince in which one of our own missions is Simonton, of Brazil
, and the Rev. Ishuree situated, has lately put forth a proclama- Dass, of India. Mrs. Noyes, of Canton, tion prohibiting the people, under a pen- was also called to her rest. Two native alty, from worshiping at the temples, burn- brethren were ordained in India, and two ing incense and candles and silver paper licensed to preach the gospel; and one in before the idols, and that the Mandarins Siam. In the schools of various grades, of a large city in an adjoining province are 6,750 children, all more or less brought have forbidden any interference with the under gospel influences. teaching or preaching of Christianity. He “ The receipts of the Board were $285,further states, that he has learned from a 308; the expenditures, with the debt of missionary at Shanghai, that the Emperor last year of $35,472, were $312,828,has issued an edict, in compliance with a leaving a balance against the treasury of memorial from some high mandarin, for- $27,139.” bidding the rebuilding of temples which The Record also remarks: “ The mishave been destroyed, and the repair of sion work itself is certainly prospering. those which have fallen into decay; mak- The Board has never sent up to the Gening an exception, however, in favor of the eral Assembly a better report. This fact, temples of Confucius.”
and the many great interests which it inThe Record, of the Presbyterian Board, cludes, make a strong plea for going forfor June, notices the recent baptism, by ward. This year's expenditures will necestheir missionaries, of 4 persons at Tung. sarily be greater than those of last year. chow, 1 near Shanghai, 3 near Yu-yiao, Calls for increased supplies of men and and 2 at Canton. During the year means come from almost every mission. 1867, 65 communicants were added to Some new missionaries, are waiting to be the churches of the Ningpo Presbytery sent out; others are coming forward. Our from among the heathen, and one native Saviour, we feel sure, is going before us; was ordained and installed as pastor of a we would not, we cannot stand still.” church.
The Presbyterian Board. The Record presents the following “ Summary View," for the close of the last year of the Pres- Dr. D. H. Nutting, of the Central Turbyterian Board, May 1st, 1868. “ The key mission, with his wife and three chilMissions of the Board among the Jews dren, Rev. C. C. Thayer, of Dana, Mass., and the Indian tribes of this country; the and Mrs. Mary F. (Spencer) Thayer, of Chinese in California ; the Romanists of Poysippi, Wisconsin, sailed from New York Brazil and the United States of Colom- for Liverpool, on the way to Turkey, May bia; in Japan, China, Siam, among the 16th. Mr. and Mrs. Thayer are new laLaos, and in India; in Liberia and Coris- borers, to join the Central Turkey mission. co, in Africa, —include 79 foreign mission- Mr. Thayer was educated at Monson aries, 4 missionary physicians, 21 ordained Academy and Chicago Theological Seminative and licentiate preachers, 17 assist- nary. ant-missionaries from this country, besides
This is a neat volume of 265 16mo. DEATHS.
pages ; with several illustrative engravAt Liverpool, England, John Williams, ings and photographs. It is, in the main, son of Rev. Charles Harding, of the Mah- a pleasant narrative of the writer's own ratta mission, aged 14 months and 26 days. experience and observations, in his jourMr. Harding was on his way to the United neyings and missionary labors, from the States with his motherless child.
time he came in sight of Constantinople, At Leland, Michigan, March 2, Miss in 1863, on his way to Trebizond, and Hannah Moore, formerly, for six years, thence “ across the mountains” to his from 1841 to 1847, connected with the “ new home" at Erzroom, and on subCherokee and Choctaw missions of the sequent visits to different places, until be Board, as a teacher. A brief notice sent was obliged to return to the United States to the Missionary House states: “She was in 1867. It brings to view, therefore, born in Union, Connecticut. After she modes of traveling, manners, customs, and retired from the employ of the Board, she characteristics of the people, the face of spent ten years as a missionary in West the country, soil, productions, etc., as well Africa, laboring earnestly, and suffering as various facts of interest connected with much from that unhealthy climate. At two the missionary work in portions of that fadifferent times she was so isolated as not vored Eastern Turkey field. The book is to see a white female for more than a year. of far greater value than many Sabbath
“ Her life was consecrated to the mis- school books, and it would be a great imsionary work, and was full of toils and provement if the older classes of children, triumphs. She passed away peacefully to and the younger classes of adults, for whom the home above."
it is specially designed, could be led to form a taste for such instructive reading, to the neglect of trash.
The book may be obtained from Mr.
Charles Hutchins, at the Missionary House, “Life Scenes among the Mountains of Ararat. By Moses Payson PARMELEE, Missionary of and will be sent by mail if desired, postage the American Board. Boston: Massachusetts paid, for $1.25. Sabbath School Society. No. 13 Cornhill."
FOR THE CHILDREN.
A LETTER OF THANKS FROM MICRONESIA.
gospel seed. They were among savages, Here is a letter to the children which widely separated from each other and from would have been printed two months ago the world. Their supplies of food, clothing, if the editor could have found room for it and mails, were uncertain and slow in comthen in the Herald. But it will be just as ing. They were anxious for their families good now, and will please, especially, the when sick, and when exposed to savage thousands of “Stockholders” to whom it is violence, and sometimes longed for ships addressed.
You heard of our wants, and
nobly provided the remedy. You built “To the Morning Star Stockholders : - and dispatched the first Morning Star,
“Dear Friends, – Just fifteen years which long cheered our hearts, and helped ago, the missionary schooner Caroline us in our work. Ten years did she come brought teachers to these islands. Then, and go, always cheering us with your mesdismal night brooded over all these wide sages of love, and sometimes carrying to seas. There was no welcome for that pio- you tokens of the looked-for day. But neer vessel; but the missionaries went to these long voyages, in this sultry climate work, broke up the ground, and put in and over these stormy seas, told upon your
gallant ship. She grew weary, and needed ple, and not a little anxious for ourselves. rest; and at length your agents said she But hardly had we time to feel our loss should be discharged. So she retired, un- when it was more than made up to us. der full pay, to be known as the • Harriet “ And how like the great American Newell.'
heart is this new Morning Star! In “ Again we were in distress. What model, perfect; in build, substantial; in could this island mission do without the accommodations, complete! When you Morning Star Some said it must be laid her keel and measured her beam, you given up! What, leave these hundreds must have thought to make her capacity of lambs without shepherds, and withdraw for carrying sufficient for all our wants ; the Waters of Life from these thousands and when you planned and furnished that of readers and praying ones! We knew saloon of a cabin, you must have had in of the treasures — men and money-spent mind the .comfort of the weary and sick, in preserving the life of the Union, and as they would need to go to other climes were sometimes fearful lest the burden of in search of health. that debt would keep the people from fur- “Surely it was no blind providence that nishing the needed money for our work, took from his work our beloved Bingham, so that you might feel compelled to with- and sent him back to our native land, to draw from this field. But our fears were aid and advise you in getting up this model groundless, for ere we knew of your readi- vessel; and especially in returning him to ness to help, a new Morning Star breaks us, so much improved in health, as her through the clouds, in the far-off east, and captain. lo, the day dawns upon these gems
of the " To all the Stockholders in both the ocean! And now what a welcome she has old and new Morning Star, we wish to had! The awakened dwellers upon these send our aloba'.
Her outthousand islets see a great light, and mul- ward trip is now complete - a perfect suctitudes join to give her a cordial welcome. She has brought to us much good From islet to islet, from group to group, cheer, and we now bid her depart in from lofty cocoanut-tree to breadfruit-tree, peace, hoping she will carry something of the shout is · Sail, ho'! Sail, ho'!. Morn- good cheer to you. She has visited more ing Star'! • Morning Star'! All through islands, crossed more dangerous reefs, and these three groups of islands, from the far anchored in more places, than any other south Nui, of the Ellice cluster, up north vessel in the same time, and by a favoring through the Gilbert and the Marshall Providence has escaped all serious injury. chains, and so on to the west, to Ponape, “We are all delighted with the new vesin the Caroline range, wherever the Morn- sel, and with the commander and his good ing Star has cruised, in this her first voy- wife, who have most cordially welcomed age, she is hailed as the Star of Day! us and many of our people on board, and How different from the reception given told us the story of some of the givers and her predecessors !
their gifts. We have sung together, ac“And you would know how your mis- companied by that sweet-toned organ; sionaries greet her. Little Julia, latest have read books from the library; and born of our number, says, “Oh, she's a enjoyed the comforts and luxuries of the beauty !' And we that have stood in the large and generously furnished ship; and front, and welcomed this “flag-ship,' have our hearts fill with gratitude, and our eyes greeted her something as weary soldiers moisten, as we think of the one hundred greet reinforcements on the battle-field. and fifty thousand owners. May your re
“We never doubted in regard to final ward be a hundred-fold in this life; and victory. When we came over these seas, when we meet on high, we hope to introwe came to conquer or die. When the duce to you thousands of these MicroneCaroline was sold, and we knew not what sians, who will bless God and thank you would become of us, there was no retreat, for the Morning Star. and no wish to fall back. And when the “In behalf of the Micronesia Mission. old Morning Star received her discharge,
"A. A. STURGES. we were again very sad for these poor peo- PONAPE, October 17, 1867."