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MRS. INGALLS OF THE BAPTIST BURMAH MISSION AMONG
THE BUDDHIST PRIESTS.
.... We were pleasantly entertained this morning by Mrs. Ingalls, ridow of the late missionary of that name, for many years connected with he Baptist Burmah Mission, herself also an active labourer in that field. he came to our office, accompanied by President Sears, of Brown University, nd while here, related many interesting experiences of her Mission labours, nd made frequent reference to the valuable aid afforded her by the “Pain Giller,” which is, she says, frequently called by the natives the “God ledicine," and sometimes worshipped by them.
One instance I will endeavour to give you, as nearly as possible, in her wn words. ..... One stormy day I was sent for to visit one of their Godjen, or high priests, who had been severely wounded, the messenger saying hat he was killed. I told him it was no use then for me to go, as my nedicine could not raise the dead. But he persisted, saying, “The God Leticine would not surely fail to do him some good.” My native preachers, sho better understood the extravagance of their language, urged me trongly to go, feeling that God had, in this way, opened a door to the sospel, in answer to our many prayers. But I still hesitated, fearing for o reputation of my medicine, which had become a powerful aid in giving lo access to the natives. But at length, trusting the result in the care of
Master, I yielded, taking in my hand a bottle of the “ Pain Killer," the jarm that had opened this door. I followed my guide through the sonastery, into the inner or most sacred place (none but the priests are lowed to enter here, and a woman never), where lay the wounded man pon the ground, a ghastly object, covered with blood, and apparently
I knew something of the dangers that surrounded me, and notwithanding my trust in Him who said, “I will never leave nor forsake you," ould not wholly divest myself of fear. Standing beside the dying man, said to the monks or priests who had followed me in, or were there before le, that my medicine could not raise the dead, nor bring back the eparted spirit; and that if I failed to restore their friend, they should it condemn the medicine. Still I would do all in my power for the wounded nan; but, to begin with, I must have some bandages. They had none, and could not get any. I pointed to the altar curtain; but that could not be ouched even, except by the high-priest. It was the sacred yellow cloth. I started to leave, saying it would be useless for me to remain, as I could do nothing without means. But they would not let me go. The God-man must be saved, and I might, for this purpose, use the sacred cloth. I speedily laid profane hands on it, and shortly converted it into bandages, with which, saturated in “ Pain Killer," I bound up the wounds of the still insensible man.
I then asked for a cup, in which to prepare some of the medicine for him; but the sacred silver cups of the gods, used only in their religious rites, and never touched by hands profane, were the only cups to be had. To save the God-man, I might use one of them, though not one of the priesta present dared give it to me. I reached and took one, however, and prepared in it, and gave to the unconscious sufferer a strong dose of the “Puz Killer.” Weary now with my exertions and the excitement, and faint, I asked for a chair; but there being no such article to be had, I overturna! one of their wooden idols, and rolling it near the wounded man, sat down upon it, amid the horrified looks of the surrounding priests, who seemed momentarily to expect the vengeance of their gods to smite me. The m.91 soon began to show signs of returning consciousness, and seeing me satel upon a prostrate idol, holding the “God Medicine” in my hand, he unabla yet to speak, made a sign with his hand to his companions, whe, in obedience, bowed all about me in the attitude of worship.
Feeling that my time had now come, I addressed them, telling then it was not I, nor the medicine, that had done this, but the ever-living God heaven and earth, who had thus made me but an instrument in his hand in restoring to them their friend; and I then preached unto them Chris crucified, unto some a stumbling block, and to others foolishness, but ante them that are called—of whatsoever nation or people—“the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”
From this time her influence with the priests, as well as with the lower castes, was almost unbounded, and her opportunities for doing there are proportionately increased; and for this she felt herself greatly indebted to the “ Pain Killer.” She said that year by year she learned to place more and more reliance upon it, as a remedy for all diseases of the stomacheven cholera, so fatal there—as well as for all the bilious affections so p valent in that climate; and that it seldom failed to realize all her expectatious and often surprised her by the promptness and efficiency of its action.
Six years afterwards, when leaving Burmah for a visit to her native lant these priests and many of the natives, came to take their leave of her, es this priest, at purting, took her hand, saying, apologetically, to his follows (for by their rules no priest may look upon, much more touch, a Tom without defilement), “MY MOTHER FIRST GAVE ME LIFE, BUT THIS, SI GODMOTHER, RĘSTORED IT TO ME AGAIN!"-Yours, etc., To Messrs. PERRY, DAVIS, & Sox,
A. 0. H. 17, Southampton Row, Holborn, London, W.C.
The "Pain Killer" is just now being introduced into England, and is alreads to de had in almost every towa in the Kingdom. Persons who have knova aed med it in India and Australia are unwilling to be without it in their houses, or is their satohels, when on a journey. It was introduced into India by missionaries, and in Australia by miners, who had used it in California.
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“CHOLERA." From several cases which came under my treatment, I will briefly notice a few; and these I do not for a moment hesitate to declare would have defod the skill of the most reputed “M.D."
Two of my children-one a boy of seventeen, and the other a girl of eight -were both attacked with vomiting and purging. Conceiving their cases to be ordinary, I administered to each a dose of No. 2. About a couple of hours after, very distressing symptoms appeared ; eyes sunk, spasms, voluntary motions, very copious, and of a whitish colour; skin very coll, clammy perspiration ; in fact, all the symptoms of “ Cholera," in its most virulent form. My fears were great, but I am thankful to say that my confidence was not shaken, though from all appearances we were soon to part with two dear children. Relatives and friends all declared their cases to be hopeless. Hoping against hope, I persevered, and the result only afforded another proof of the truth of Hygeianism, and the efficacy of the Universal Medicine.
Another case I will notice, and that is a poor native woman- Caste woman. Her case also was an extreme one; the symptoms were those of what is termed “Cholera ;" but the remedies brought to light something els which was the immediate cause of her sickness, for she discharged from bs stomach a number of worms. I must here observe that, in my experience, one-fourth of the cases I have treated for “Cholera” have resulted in this way. Be the cause what it may, the poor woman soon became as helplea as a child. Speechless, she beckoned to her relatives to take care of her two children. The little room in which she was placed was crowded rith weeping relatives, and it was with some difficulty that I dispersed them. The woman happened to live not far from me, so that I was constantly with her. In a week she came to my wife to express her gratitude for what I had done for her; and as a token thereof, offered her a cow, which was all she possessed. It is, of course, needless for me to add that the kind offer Fis not accepted.
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hich deserves your most serious attention. Many men are lost for ever in the want of " strength of mind.” Many Christians never attain to vigorous and rejoicing religious life from the same melancholy cause. hilst some (alas, they are but few !) who are men of resolute, unconTerable will, taste the purest felicity which religion can bestow in this e, and will receive her highest rewards in the next. The brightest owns in heaven will certainly glitter around their brows. Strength of mind : what is it ! One of our noble martyrs, who, under the pressing influence of a shortred fear, had signed a false recantation of his faith, when he was brought
the stake, thrust the hand which had written his signature to the lie to the flame, and bravely held it there until it was consumed. He ished to show the indignant anger he felt against himself for his un. orthy act, and his stern determination to cling thenceforward to the uth, though it cost him his life. We say that he evinced great strength f mind at the last, although he had betrayed a want of it before.
When Nebuchadnezzar had set up his golden image, there were three lebrew youths who refused to worship it at his command. Then the ing in his rage and fury endeavoured to shake their resolution by the corrible threat, that if they worshipped it not they should be cast the ame hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Their reply was his :—“O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this natter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from