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SEROOR, (Se-roor'.)- (About 40 miles S. W. of Ah- SHOLAPOOR, (Sho-lah-poor'.)-(About 125 miles S. mednuggur.) – (In charge of Mr. Bissell.). - Two li- E. of Ahmednuggur.)- Charles IIarding, Missionary. censed preachers, and ten helpers.
- One licensed preacher, and one helper. SATARA, (Sat-tah'-rah.) - (About 120 miles S. E. of On the way to India. – William H. Atkinson, MisBombay.) - Amos Abbott, Missionary; Mrs. Anstice sionary; Mrs. Calista Atkinson. W. Abbott. - One licensed preacher, and one helper.
In this country. - William P. Barker, Samuel 0. BuutxJ. -(The station of Mr. Dean.) - Three na- Dean, Missionaries, Mrs. Augusta C. Dean. tive helpers.
The mission has been afflicted by the death of Mrs. Harding, on the 11th of February, and has suffered much from the ill-health of some of its members and for the want of reinforcement. Mr. and Mrs. Dean have found it necessary to return to the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson, new laborers, sailed from Boston on the 13th of August. There are reported 620 members in 23 churches, of whom 33 were admitted during the year. These professing Christians are widely scattered, few in a place, living much among the heathen, many of them far from church centres, and with little Christian sympathy, so that it cannot be surprising that the missionaries often find much to regret, as well as much which is gratifying in their Christian character. The native helpers, among whom are 4 pastors and 13 licensed preachers, seem to have done good service, those in Mr. Bruce's district alone having“ preached during the year 6;428 times, to audiences numbering, in the aggregate, 76,343 persons. Seven young men, from a theological class, were licensed to preach in October 1866, but no new class has been formed since. There are more than 30 common schools. The number of pupils is not reported.
MADURA MISSION. (1834.)
(SOUTHERN HINDOSTAN. — Map No. 10., MADURA, (Mad/-u-rah.)-(270 miles S. W. of Madras.) - Miss Rosella A. Smith. - One native pastor, ten catechists, three readers, three teachers in boarding-school, nine school-masters, and two school-mistresses.
DINDIGUL, (Din-de-gul.) — (38 miles N. N. W. of Madura.) - - Edward Chester, Missionary: Mrs. Sophia Chester. - One native pastor, eight catechists, three readers, nine school-masters, and four school-inistresses.
TIRUMANGALAX, (Tel-roo-mun-ga-lum, or TTri-umun'-ga-lum.)--(12 miles S. W. of Madura.) - John E. Chandler, Missionary ; Mrs. Charlotte II. Chandler. - One native pastor, eleven catechists, four readers, four school-masters, and four school-mistresses.
TIRUPUVANAM, (Tel-roo-pool-va-num, or Tri-ū-pū!va-num.) -(12 miles S. E. of Madura.) - (In charge of Mr. Capron.) – Three catechists, two school-masters, and one school-mistress.
MANDAPASALIE, (Mun'-dah-pah-sah-lie.) - 40 miles S. S. E. of Madura.) - (In charge of Mr. Chandler.) - Two dative pastors, thirteen catechists, nine read. ers, ten school-masters, and three school-mistresses.
MELUR, (Mail-oor.)-(18 miles N. E. of Madura.) – Thomas S. Burnell,' Missionary ; Mrs. Martha BurDell. - Four catechists and four school-masters.
PERLAKULAY, (Per/-i-ah-koo'-lum.) -(45 miles W.N. W. of Madura.)-(In charge of Mr. Noyes.) – One native pastor, five catechists, two readers, one schoolmaster, and two school-mistresses.
BATTALAGUNDU, (Bat/-ta-la-goon'-doo, or Bat-tah
lah-gūn'-dū.)-(32 miles N. W. of Madura.) - George T. Washburn, Missionary ; Mrs. Elizabeth E. Washburn. — Seven catechists, two readers, five schoolmasters, and two school-mistresses.
MANA MADURA, (Mah'-nah-Mad'-u-rah.)–(30 miles S. E. of Madura.) - William B. Capron, Missionary; Mrs. Sarah B. Capron. - One catechist, two schoolmasters, and one school-mistress.
PULNEY, (Pull-ney.) - (70 miles N. W. of Madura.) - Charles T. White, Missionary: Mrs. Anna M. White. -- Four catechists, three readers, one schoolmaster, and two school-mistresses.
SIVAGUNGA, (Siy-a-gun-gah.) — (25 miles S. of E. from Madura.) — (In charge of Mr. Capron.) - Two catechists and one reader.
PASUMALIE, (Pahsi-u-mah-lie.)--(miles S. W. of Madura.) - William Tracy, James Herrick, Missionaries; Mrs. Emily F. Tracy, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Herrick. – One catechist, four teachers in the Seminary, and one school-master.
KAMBAM, (Kum'-bum.) -(80 miles W. S. W. of Madura.) - Joseph T. Noyes, Missionary: Mrs. Elizabeth A. Noyes. - One native pastor, fourteen catechists, three readers, ten school-masters, and four schoolmistresses.
USALAMPATTI, (00/-sa-lum'-put/-ty.)-(19 miles W. of Madura.)--(In charge of Mr. Chandler.)
Station not known -- Thornton B. Penfield, Mis. sionary; Mrs. Charlotte E. Penfield.
On the way to India. – Horace S. Taylor, Hervey C. Hazen, Missionaries ; Mrs. Martha 8. Taylor, Mrs. Ida J. Hazen, Miss Martha S. Taylor, Miss Sarah Pollock.
In this Country. Nathan L. Lord, M. D., John Rendall, Missionaries, Mrs. Laura W. Lord.
Dr. and Mrs. Lord have been again constrained, by the failure of health, to return to the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Rendall were also on the way home together, when Mrs. Rendall died at sea, September 4, and was buried in the Mediterranean. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor sailed from Boston August 10, returning to the field, accompanied by four new laborers,- Mr. and Mrs. Hazen, Miss Pollock, who is to labor among native women, and their daughter, Miss Martha S. Taylor, to be employed in a station school.
The famine and the cholera have sadly interrupted labors in this field. Many of the native Christians have died, and the question of possible subsistence has occupied a large place in the minds of all. One new church has been organized, and an addition of eighty-four members to the different churches but little more than covers the losses of the year. Yet, in the judgment of one of the oldest missionaries, the prospect in this field was never more encouraging. There are 159 " village congregations,” embracing - men, women, and children – 6,274 persons ;
31 churches with 1,180 members in good standing; 7 native pastors and 83 catechists; 84 common schools with 1,480 pupils. The seminary, at Pasumalie, reports 51 pupils, and the girls' boarding-school, at Madura, 46. In the itinerating work, during the year, “1,300 villages were visited, and the gospel was preached to 57,340 souls."
CEYLON MISSION (1816.)
Mrs. Mary C. Spaulding, Miss Eliza Agnew.
(District of Jaffna, North Ceylon.) BAT/TICOTTA.*- William W. Howland, Missionary; Mrs. Susan R. Howland. - One native pastor, two licensed preachers, five catechists, three teachers for Training and Theological School, eleven school-teachers, and three helpers.
PAN'DITERIPO. — James Quick, Missionary; Mrs. Mary E. Quick. — Two catechists, five school-teachers, and one helper.
TILÄLIPALLY. — (In charge of Mr. Quick.) - One catechist and six school-teachers.
OO'DOOVILLE. Levi Spaulding, D.D., Missionary;
MANEPY, (Man'-e-pai.) - Eurotas P. Hastings, Missionary; Samuel F. Green, M. D., Physician; Mrs. Anna Hastings, Mrs. Margaret W. Green. - One catechist, four school-teachers, and two helpers.
CHAV'AGACHERRY. — (In charge of Mr. Hastings.) One native pastor, one preacher, one catechist, four school-teachers, and two helpers.
OoʻDOOPITTY. – John C. Smith, Missionary: Mrs. Mary C. Smith. - One native pastor, two catechists, four school teachers, and one helper.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanders sailed from Boston October 9, returning to their field, accompanied by Miss Townsend, who is to take charge of a female boardingschool at Oodoopitty.
The most marked events connected with the history of this mission during the past year have been of a painful nature, -- a drought of great severity, and consequent scarcity of food, and the prevalence of cholera among the people, to an extent and with a fatality very unusual. Nearly all the schools, and to a large extent religious meetings also, were suspended for months. Many of the pupils in the schools, and 25 members of the churches, were victims of the disease, and there were about 10,000 deaths in the province. Only 15 persons were added to the 10 churches during the year 1866. The ordination of a native pastor over what has now become a self-supporting church, at Batticotta, is an event of much promise.
THE CANTON MISSION DISCONTINUED.
The statements made last year sufficiently prepared the way for the announcement that the Board no longer has a mission at Canton. Mrs. Bonney
* Respecting the pronunciation of names in Ceylon, Mr. Sanders writes: "Accent the first syllable and let the voice run.” The same rule doubtless applies in the Madura, which is also a Tamil field; but there is in many cases a second accent.
closed her school on the 15th of October, 1866, commending the pupils, and especially those who had been admitted to church fellowship, to the care of the English Wesleyan mission, and on the 28th of December she left China, on her return to the United States.
FOOCHOW MISSION. (1847.)
(South-eastern China.) Foochow. (Foo-chowl.)- City Station. – Simeon F. Woodin, Missionary; Mrs. Sarah L. Woodin. - Two native preachers.
NANTAI, (Nan-tyl.) - Lyman B. Peet, Caleb C. Baldwin, Missionaries; Mrs. H. L. Peet, Mrs. Harriet F. Baldwin. — Two native preachers.
On the way to China. - Charles Hartwell, Missionary; Mrs. Lucy E. Hartwell, Miss Jennie S. Peet.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell sailed on the 10th of August, from New York, returning to their field, accompanied by Miss Peet, (daughter of Mr. L. B. Peet, of the mission,) who goes to teach in a boarding-school for girls. The labors of the mission have been as heretofore. Twelve members were added to the three churches during the year 1866, and Mr. Peet wrote in April last: “ The field is widening, and opportunities are multiplying for doing a great work here. Five new out-stations in the country have been opened within three months.” It is also said that the boarding-school is increasing; and the hope is expressed that, as the Lord is opening doors for the mission to preach the gospel, he will soon “provide the helpers so much needed for the work.”
(At Shanghai, 1854 ; Tientsin, 1860.) TIENTSIN, (Te-on-tseen'.) - (80 miles S. E. of Peking.) -- Charles A. Stanley, Lyman Dwight Chapin, Justus Doolittle, Missionaries, Mrs. Ursula Stanley, Mrs. Clara L Chapin, Mrs. Louisa M. Doolittle. Three native helpers.
Peking, (Pe-king'.)-(N. E. China. Lat. 39° 54' N., long. 116° 29 E.) - Henry Blodget, Chauncey Good
rich, Missionaries; Mrs. Abbie A. Goodrich, Mrs. Eliza J. Bridgman.-One native helper.
KALGAN, (or Chang-kia-keu.)-(140 miles N. W. of Peking.) - John T. Gulick, Mark Williams, Missionaries; Mrs. Gulick, Mrs. Isabella B. Williams. - One native helper.
On his way. - Alfred 0. Treat, Missionary Physician.
In this Country. - Phineas R. Hunt, Printer ; Mrs. Abigail N. Hunt, Mrs. Sarah F. R. Blodget.
Dr. Treat sailed from New York September 21, and Mr. Hunt, the printer from Madras, now in the United States, expects to sail in the spring with his wife, to join this mission. Eleven additions to the churches, by baptism, have been reported during the last year, but full statistical returns have not been received from the mission. The work has been carried forward much as heretofore. The missionaries, though not permitted as yet to witness great results, look upon a field of vast extent open for Christian effort; see that even now their labor is not in vain in the Lord; are cheered not only by individual cases of conversion in connection with their own labors, but by evidence that the truth, as made known by others, is already, in some cases, bringing forth much fruit in China. They notice favorable changes which have already occurred and are still taking place in that empire; and, animated by the assurance that greater things will ere long proclaim the triumphs of the gospel there, still call earnestly for men to occupy new positions, and press the work forward.
NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN.
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. (1820.) HAWAII, (Hab-wyl.e.)- Rev. Titus Coan, Rev. David B. Lyman, Principal of the High School; and Charles H. Wetmore, M.D., at Hilo, (He'lo); Rev. Elias Bond, at Kohala, (Ko-hah-lah); Rev. Lorenzo Lyons, at Waimea, (Wy-may-ah); Rev. John D. Paris, in
South Kona; and Rev. John F. Pogue, at Waiohinu, (Wy-o-her-noo.) --- Eleven native pastors.
MAUI, (Mow-eel.) - Rev. Dwight Baldwin, M. D., at Lahaina, (Lah-hyinah); Rev. William P. Alexander, at Wailuku, (Wy-loo-koo); Rev. Sereno E. Bishop, Principal of the Seminary at Lahainaluna, (Lah-hy'. nn-loo-nah.) - Rev. Claudius B. Andrews, Second Teacher in the Seminary. - Five native pastors.
LANAI, (Lah-ny'.)-One native pastor.
04H0, (0-ah'-hoo.) - At Honolulu, (Ho-no-loo-loo.) – Rev. Asa Thurston, Rev. Artemas Bishop, and Rev. Peter J. Gulick, without charge by reason of age ; Rev. Luther H. Gulick, M. D., Corresponding Secretary of the Board of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association ; Rev. Henry H. Parker, First Church ; Rev. Lowell Smith, D.D., Second Church; Rev. Ephraim W. Clark, Translator, (now in this country, superintending the
electrotyping of the Bible in the Hawaiian language);
KAUAI, (Kow-y'.) - Rev. James W. Smith, M. D., and Rev. Daniel Dole, at Koloa, (Ko-lo'-ah.) – Rev. Edward Johnson, and Mr. Abner Wilcox, at Waioli, (Wy-o'-lee). - Two native pastors.
Nuuau, (Nu-how.) – One native pastor.
Rev. John S. Emerson, after nearly thirty-five years of missionary service at the Islands, died at Waialua, March 28th. The opposition made to the work of the Board in the Islands seems likely, in some respects, to be for the furtherance of the gospel. A more active Christian spirit has been manifested in that portion of the population under the influence of the missionaries; more earnest efforts are put forth to stay the progress of intemperance and other sins; larger contributions are made for the support and extension of Christian institutions ; while revivals of religion have been enjoyed in the seminaries of learning. Seven new pastors were ordained within the last year, making the present number 27, and 735 additions were made to the churches. The whole number of members is 18,174, — nearly one half of the entire population, exclusive of the Romanists and the Reformed Catholics. The contributions for the year were $27,219. The circulation of 20,000 copies of the entire Bible, and 35,000 New Testaments during the last 30 years, places the work here on a Bible basis. Oahu College, the female boarding-school at Waialua, and several other high schools, have been doing well. Some of the day schools have been discontinued by the Government, and others are not properly conducted. In some cases, churches are establishing schools for themselves. The native pastors and preachers continue to give great satisfaction to their missionary brethren.
NAMARIK. Hawaiian Missionary, J. A. Kaelemakule, and wife.
JALUIT, (Jah-lu-it.)– Hawaiian Missionaries, Rev. J. Kapali and wife, T. Kealakai.
Ponape, (Po-nah-pay.) – (Ascension Island, lat. 6° 48' N., long. 158° 19' E. Population. 5.000.) – Albert A. Sturges, Edward T. Doane, Missionaries, Mrs. Susan M. Sturges, Mrs. Clara H. S. Doane.
KUSAIE, (Koo-sy'-ay.) - (Strong's Island. Population, 600. - About lat. 5° 30N., long. 163° E.)-J. W. Kunoa, Hawaiian Missionary, and wife.
(Population estimated at 35,000.) APAIANG, (Ap-py-ahog'.)– (Charlotte Island, lat. about 2° N., long. 173° E.) - Hawaiian Missionaries, W. P. Kapu and wife; D. P. Aumai and wife.
TARAWA, (Knox Island, S. E. of and near Apaiang.)
Hawaiian Missionaries, Rev. J. H. Mahoe and wife; G. Haina and wife.
Rev. Hiram Bingham, Jr., commander of the Morn ing Star, and Mrs. Minerva C. Bingham, are also con nected with this mission.
(Population estimated at 10,000.)
The Morning Star, under the admirable management of its missionary captain, has begun its work. Having completed one trip to the Marquesas Islands,
- where the delegation from the Hawaiian Board organized two new churches, and admitted 42 members, on the 1st of July she went on her way to Micronesia. Messrs. Sturges and Doane, at Ponape, speak of religious societies in all the tribes, and praying ones at all the settlements, and of high chiefs, with their entire people, taking their places with the missionary party. At Kusaie, a part of Mr. Snow's parish, 74 additions to the church are reported. The fidelity of some of the native Christians, though sorely tried, has been worthy of all praise. The truth seems to be spreading from island to island.
The Indians on the Missouri, owing to the vascillating policy of the United States Government, are still living in a state of apprehension and suspense. Last autumn the Santees (among whom Messrs. J. P. Williamson and Pond are stationed) were removed four miles down the Missouri, in order that they might have access to a suitable supply of fuel. In the winter a delegation proceeded to Washington for the purpose of making a treaty, to the end that a better location might be secured. It was arranged that the Indians should be transferred to the Big Sioux River, and that the details of the proposed treaty should be settled in their new home. But there has been neither treaty nor removal! Most of the Indians, however, are to go down the Missouri a few miles further. Great inconvenience and much severe toil are imposed upon the missionaries by these changes. The church has received an accession of twelve Dakotas, a smaller number than the mission has reported for some time past.
Mr. Renville and other native assistants have labored with success at the head of the Redwood and at Fort Wadsworth; and an addition of twenty-six has been made to the churches by profession, so that the whole number of communicants is 157.
Absent. — Leonard H. Wheeler, Missionary; Mrs. Harriet Wheeler.
Dl health has obliged Mr. Wheeler to retire from Odanah; but the native preacher, associated with him so many years, remains at the station to care for the spiritual interests of the Ojibwas.
Wright, Missionary; Mrs. Laura B. Wright, Miss Ilarriet S. Clark.- Ope native helper.
UPPER ALLEGRANY. William Hall, Afissionary; Mrs. Emeline G. Hall. - One native helper.
UPPER CATTARAUGUS, (Cat-tah - rau'-gus.)–(Erie county, N. Y., 25 miles S. W. of Buffalo.) — Asher
The labors of the Seneca Mission are attended with the usual results. The work on the Alleghany Reservation is now divided between the American Home Missionary Society and the Board, the church at Old Town being in charge of the former. Two brethren, who were formerly members of this mission, are laboring harmoniously side by side, - Rev. Asher Bliss having received a commission from the Home Missionary Society, and Rev. William Hall being sustained by the Board.
About twenty Indians, on the two reservations, have recently professed their faith in the Saviour; and it is hoped that others will be ready to follow the example at an early day. Special endeavors are being made in behalf of the pagans; and their old system of error is slowly but surely passing away.