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Charlie!” she exclaimed, “ won't you | Edith's visitors often smiled with take up the violets very carefully for pleasure as her flowers suggested to mne, roots and all, with the earth them some pleasant thought, or asound them? I want to carry them brought the brightness and freshness bome and put them in a flower-pot in of nature, too often forgotten, into my room, where I can tend them my their daily lives. self and see them whenever I wish, So the violets found their use. And when I cannot run about to look for day after day, as they breathed out Huwers." And Arty and Charlie, glad their lives in bloom and fragrance, the to please their darling sister, took up breeze that wandered in at the open the delicate cluster with the greatest windows heard the violet which had cars, and holding the earth in which it | spoken before whisper to her sisters, zren firmly together by means of “Ah, when I sighed to be of some paper wrapped around it, they laid | use in the world, I little dreamed that ne prize in Edith's lap, and drew her we could do so much just by growing
up to be as lovely as we can as lovely And so the violets, transferred to as we are designed to be as the Llith's room, bloomed as beautifully brook said to us. It was right. I am is in their native wood; for loving content.” And her sister violets, care never failed them; and day by clustered around her, answered softly day, while Edith gathered health and together, “The brook was right. strength, the blue eyes shone down on We are content." then with an eyer new delight. And I
HAYTI_ITS PEOPLE AND TTS by France and Spain, utterly failed;
and with very brief intervals the MISSIONS.
negroes have remained masters of This is the largest and finest of the their country and their destiny to the West India Islands. Till the com present day. mencement of this century it was held The island is now divided into two 5a colony by France and Spain, by republics--the one speaking Spanish, whom the original inhabitants were the other French. The Spanish speak
tirpated, and replaced by African ing section is usually known as St. waves. They were held in bitter bon- | Domingo; the French is called Hayti. dage, which remained unrelieved by It is in Hayti that our missions have
ay hope of freedom until the era of been established, with the exception of the French Revolution. The planters a small effort made by the late Rev.
*I armed their slaves to secure the W. K. Rycroft at Puerto Plata. The independence of the island from the missionaries engaged are the Rev. W. lumination of the parent country ; | H. Webley and the Rev. W. Bauvit in attempting to recover the arms | mann. During the last year or two ole which the slaves had assisted the Government of President GeffIT owners, the bondsmen resisted, | rard has been exposed to several at4d by a fearful slaughter of their tempts at its overthrow. These reClusters, secured their own freedom peated outbreaks are very injurious to end independence. Subsequent at the property of the republic. They empts to reconquer the island, both ) hinder cultivation, interrupt com
merce, and break up the educational | ing with the people that assemble in and religious institutions of the people. | large numbers on such occasions ; or Fire too has recently destroyed a large he will sometimes return home after part of the capital, Port au Prince. having hold a simple family prayer
The chief seat of the mission is the meeting in a few homes. During the town of Jacmel, which lies in a beau six years that Lolo has been thus emtiful bay on the southern side of the ployed, he has been useful in the conisland. It has been established about version of some five and twenty pertwenty years, the first missionary being sons. the Rev.J.Francies. He died six months Anne Cajone was the first convert of after his arrival, leaving behind him the mission, and has borne for many abiding traces of his evangelistic la years a consistent Christian character. bours and zeal. Since the commence She also is employed as a Bible reader, ment of the mission, 107 persons have She confines her visits mostly to the been baptized. The church now con town of Jacinel, and finds willing sists of 73 converts, all of them res auditors in some nineteen of its streets. cued from the superstitions of Popery, She devotes three days a week usually which mingles with its dogmas many to this work, and has been especially of the heathenish practices of Africa. useful to the sick and dying. SevenDuring the last year six persons were teen persons, now in heaven, have tesbaptized, and three others were re tified to her pious zeal. These, in the stored to fellowship. On the other last stages of consumption, or some hand, four of the members exchanged other equally terrible malady, have earth for heaven, leaving the most been brought to God through her ingratifying evidence of the power of the strumentality. At the present time Gospel to save and sanctify the soul. I she reports that she is visiting some
Among the means of usefulness em very interesting families, and that ployed by Mr. Webley, the most some hundred persons, or more, are valuable is the employment of Bible now regularly reading the Scripreaders. The people are accustomed tures. She also visits the prison, to spend much time in the verandahs where about one hundred prisof their houses, and are very ready to oners are usually confined. These enter into conversation with passers- have temporal as well as spiriby. This naturally affords very favour tual wants. Hence, Anne Cajone able opportunities for introducing the will occasionally get up a subscription Gospel to their notice, and much good in the town, so as to provide the poor has been done by the agency devoted prisoners with a good meal; or she will to this work. Lolo Jean Michel is the go fearlessly among them, and exhort name of the brother who has been them to repentance and newness of longest engaged. He visits some life. . fifteen plantations or clusters of plan- ! During the last year a third Bible tations, giving two days in each week reader has been engaged, Ulysses to one or other of them; often ex- | Polché by name. He has already fra tending the time as God may call or six stations which he regularly him by any encouraging circum- / visits, and one of them at least pro stances that may arise. On the road | mises to furnish very interesting rehe will converse with persons he meets sults. upon the subject of religion, or he will | With regard to more general results, read, expound, and pray where he Mr. Webley reports that over 2,00) halts, or will hold an evening meet copies of the Word of God have been ing with a few families upon a plan circulated. Marriages also are ben tation, or will purposely pass the coming more frequent, and in other night at a wake, singing hymns, | ways the presence of evangelica expounding the Scriptures, and pray- truth makes itself apparent. The congregation, which suffered much | Metellus Monard. He serves two or daring the six months in which the three congregations, to which some recent revolt kept the country in agi converts have lately been added by tation, have again assumed an en baptism. He is busy building a rouraging aspect. Mr. Webley adds | chapel at one of his stations, and rewhat the great desideratum now is a ports his prospects as very enmirls' school. Many families are loud couraging. in their praise of the former school, Thus slowly the Gospel is rooting it. :ad are almost clamorous for its re self in the island. Our brethren need our goening. For this he asks the liberal sympathy and constant prayers, that assistance of our friends. .
before the light of the glorious Gospel There is also a very interesting the darkness and superstition, which work going on in the northern part have so long reigned, may be overof the republic, under the instrumen- | come. tality of a native brother, by name |
Gems from Golden Mines.
Consider how the greatest things ever INDIVIDUAL EFFORT.
done on earth have been done by little You say, “What can I do? Oh, I and little- little agents, little persons, have no power, nor influence, nor little things. How was the wall realents, nor money." Look at the coral stored around Jerusalem ? By each meel yonder, where it encircles the fair man, whether his house was an old
les that lie like bright gems on the palace or the rudest cabin, building 1080m of the Pacific; or, by Aus the breach before his own door. How tralian shores, stretches its unbroken was the soil of the New World redeemed Fall for a thousand leagues along the from gloomy forests? By each sturdy
4. How contemptible the architects, emigrant cultivating the patch around ret the aggregate of their labours, his own log cabin. How have the Docking our greatest breakwaters, greatest battles been won ? Not by O colossal! So it ought to be, and the generals who got their breasts soyuld be, in our congregations, were blazoned with stars, and their brows Ptery man and every woman to feel crowned with honours; but by the Leir own individual responsibilities; rank and file, every man holding his atuld each go to Christ, saying, Lord, own post, and ready to die on the battleWhat wilt Thou have me to do? would field. They won the victory! It was They but rise to the height of their call achieved by the blood and courage of
I know that all cannot be bright, the many ; and I say, if the world is ed shining lights; that honour is ever to be conquered for our Lord, it is kprved for John the Baptist and a few not by ministers, nor by office-bearers,
men. But see how that candle nor by the great, and noble, and 7a cottage window sends its rays mighty ; but by every man and woman, Teaming far through the depths of every member of Christ's body, being
Why should not we shine, a working member, doing their own tough but like that?-shine, though work, filling their own sphere, holding should be to illumine only the nar- their own post, and saying to Jesus,
walls of our country's humblest ' “ Lord, what wilt Thou have mo to Lome?
do?"- Dr. Grethrie.
marriage is reported in Bedfordshire TH
Rev. J. H. Rose, of Houghton Coequest, ANOTABR month has passed, and a Tory
that county-no insignificant curate, furbes Government remains in power. Nay, it is
zeal some excuse of ignorance might bus likely that we shall have to submit to this
been pleaded, but a rector whose living is sa fate for at least six months longer, for Par
in the “Clergy List'' to be worth nearly IN liament has been prorogued, and, till February
a year, an archdeacon of Bedford to boot, e next, Lord Berby and Mr. Disraeli will have
who must, therefore, be supposed to have la everything in their own hands. Let us be
leisure to study both the law and the Guard thankful that they will have always the fear
has induced a poor couple who had already bec of the Liberal majority before their eyes, and
legally married at Maulden Meeting, to mu 80 will not be likt.y to do the harm that they
to him and to be re-married at church. W would do if they were under no restraining
other influences he may have used to brin influence
them to consent to this folly and impertir.el.it Contrary to all the probabilities when we we are not informed, but among the indure last wrote, the war on the Continent is over. ments held out to them appears to have been Austria, thoroughly beaten, has been com
& wedding feast which he provided. The pelled to yield to all the demands of Prussia ;
cases are becoming more frequent, and an aand Venecia has been absolutely surrendered ample must be made of some of these da to France, to be given up of course, in due
dling priests who flout the law and on time, to Italy. At one time another foreign
decency. complication was imminent. France de
We have pleasure in inserting the following manded from Prussia a “rectification of
announcement :-At the annual meeting frontier." Prussia refused. To the surprise
the trustees of Hilsdale College, held on the of every one, France has accepted the refusal, 14th of June, 1866, it was unanimously rotund acknowledging "the force of the arguments"
to confer on the Rev. Wm. Underwood, Pre brought forward by Count von Bi-marck and
sident and Theological Tutor of Chile his Cabinet. How the Emperor came College, the honorary degree of Doctor to make such a demand, without being pre
Divinity (D.D.), or Doctor of Sacred The pared to insist on it, is a problem which we
logy (S.T.D.), Hil-dale College, Michigse must wait for time to solve.
is connected with the Free-will Baptist c Mr. Eyre, the late Governor of Jamaica, America, and is their principal education has arrived in England. Previous to his de
institution. parture, Mr. Eyre received an address from a deputation of the inhabitants of Kingston,
DOMESTIC. expressing their regret at his leaving the
HASLINGDEY.-The church and congress clony, and their gratification at the praise
tion merting in the Baptist Chapel, Pless given him by the Jamaica Commission for
street, Haslingden, having completed the his promptitude and vigour in suppressing the
firtieth year, on Wednesday, July 11th, structed riyent insurrection. Mr. Eyre, in thanking I the on
the opening of their chapel for divine Furedip, the deputation for the address, read a long i celebrated the Jubilee as follows. On Tues defence of the measures adopted by him, of dar evening, July 10th, a special prater the execution of Mr. Gordon, and the proloog.
meeting was held, at which there was a pro tion of martial law. He repeated his connician' attendance. The Rev. P. Prout, pasta of 15 that, however defective the evidence may church. delired an address suited to the have been in a strictly legal point of view,
otasin. On Wednesday afternoon, a seru a * Mr. Gundon was the proximate 000 skin of
was precbed by the Rev. H. Dowsia, the insurrection and of ihe cruel massacre of
Bradiord, from Numbers xxii. In be eve particular individuals whom he regarded as
ing, a pathie metting was held. The chair #u his personal enemies, and that, therefore, he
cupied by Samuel Howurth, Esq., of Rus sudered justly." The subscription in Jamaica
Hull, Stecksteads. The cbairban, bavit for presentation to Gurerzor Eyre amounts to : briedir sodressed the meeting, called uplo
Rubinen Hindle, Esq., to read the history l The Patriot states that another case of re- the church ior the past fifty years, from whics
it appeared that the first believers in Hasling- | its contracted dimensions and dilapidated state. den, of whom there is any record, were bap The architecture of the building is the early tized on the 3rd day of November, 1787, and English style of Gothic, with open roof, and added to the church at Bacup. Ten years Jancet windows with stained glass margins. afterwards five more were baptized and added The seats are open ; there are no galleries; and to the church at Accrington. In the year the building is capable of accommodating 1811 a room was opened for divine worship, nearly 400 persons. There are polished marble od on the 7th of November in the same year columns between the windows, given by the (1511), a church was formed, which numbered architect, Mr. J. Anbrose, of Plymouth; 15 members. The first pastor was the Rev. underneath the chapel is a schoolroom which Haba Maden, of Good-haw, who settled on will hold 300 children; and there are two the 29th November, 1812. During his mi vestries attached to the building. The architistry, and also that of Mr. Copley, the church tect gave his professional services gratuitously. made steady progress. For a few years after The opening services were well attended. A weds the cause appeared stationary, and prayer-meeting was held at seven o'clock, a.m. herce suffered a serious reverse and almost At eleven o'clock, after reading and prayer, artinction. In the early part of 1836 the Rev. by the Rev. T. Horton, of Devonport, the John Blakey, of Inskip, commenced his Rev. C. M. Birrell, of Liverpool, preached an ministerial work. He entered upon his admirable sermon from John xiv. 18, “I will labours in circumstances of great difficulty, come to you.” After the sermon, a prayer and experienced many trials and much per meeting was held for a short time. There was secution, but after a period of twenty years' | a dinner in the Town Hall, under the presifa hlul service and hard labour, on the 16th | dency of J. R. Jeffery, Esq., and a public tea of March, 1856, he went to the “rest that at five, at which upwards of 400 persons were reizainah for the people of God." He won | present. A public meeting was held in the tur hituself the respect and esteem of all classes, evening, when several ministers and gentlemen and was deeply regretted in death. He had delivered appropriate addresses, the chair added by baptism 139 members during his being filled by Peter Adams, Esq., of Plyministry. It was during his pastorate that mouth. the second Baptist church was formed. The
BROAD-STREET, PERSHORE.- For some Rev. P. Prout commenced his ministry on
time the increase of the Sunday schools conthe first Lord's-day in July, 1856. Since this nected with Broad-street Chapel, Pershore, date 104 have been added by baptism, and 14
has been such as to inconveniently crowd the by letter; and, after deducting the decrease, rooms; and several classes have had to be 4 by death, letter, withdrawal, erasure and
taught in the chapel. It was, therefore, reexcasion, there is a clear increase of 76 mem solved to enlarge the schoolrooms to the utmost bers-the present number being 162; Sun
extent of the ground. This has been done, day-school scholars, 382; teachers, 47.
and a handsome front has been erected in Addresses were then delivered by the Revs. Broad-street. On Wednesday, July 25th, a I Castle (Wesleyan), J. Smith, J. Paterson,
tea-meeting was held in the enlarged rooms. 1. Dowson, R. 'Evans, J. Howe, and E. The attendance was large ; and after tea the Franklin; the Revs. J. Brown and J. Har
chair was occupied by the Rev. J. W. Ashteaves conducting the devotional part of the
worth, the pastor of the church, who expressed Derting. The Jubilee services were continued his pleasure at the increase of the congregation, sa bunday, July 15. In the morning an and the perfect unanimity of his people duraddress was delivered to the young, by James ing the past two years, and gave a statement Barlow, Esq., of Accrington. In the after
in reference to the enlargement of the schoolbora and evening the services were held in the rooins, commending the heartiness and geneIndependent New Chapel, Deardengate (kind rosity with which nearly the entire cost had ly lent for the occasion). The spacious chapel been met by the church and congregation and was crowded, and two appropriate and im other friends at a distance. Addresses were prasive sermons were preached by the Rev.
also delivered by Mr. S. Conn; Mr. WarmThomas Price, A.M., Ph.D., of Aberdare. ington, of Evesham; Henry Hudson, Esq., Pulections were made, amounting to £76 J.P.; the Rev. S. Dunn, of Atch Lench; $s 634., which will be appropriated to the A. Kerkham, Esq,; and Mr. E. Smith; alí building fund now being raised by the friends of whom expressed their gratificati in at what the erection of a new chapel and Sunday has been done, and especially at the cordial
feeling which exists throughout the church SALTASH, CORNWALL.-On Wednesday,
and schools. There is every probability of ay 18th, the new Baptist chapel at this
the entire cost of the enlargement, &c., being Tiade, erected at a cost of nearly £2,000, was
defrayed at once. pened for Divine worship. The chapel bas EABL's COLNE.-The recognition services, bren constructed on the site of the old build in connection with the settlement of the Rev. hig, which had been demolished on account of A. H. Stote, as pastor of the Baptist Church,