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good acquaintance with the idiom9 and metaphorical style of the people, to address the various classes which every crowd in the streets or bazaars would embrace. His illustrations of the parabolical character of the Indian languages were very striking. "They call the ignorant man blind, and the learned man they say has a hundred eyes. If they wish to describe a man of good outward appearance with a bad heart, they will say that he is a golden cup full of poison; whilst the man with a poor outward appearance and good heart they will say is an earthen pitcher full of nectar. The liberal man is a well within reach of every thirsty traveller. The truly benevolent man is a tree which drops its fruit even to those who cast stones at it. The ■wicked man is a serpent that will bite even those who feed it and fatten it. The indolent man is a pair of bellows that breathes without life. Sin is a sea into which the wicked sink, and religion is a boat to ferry the good across. And thug they paint and picture almost every object and event they speak of." In a Bimilar way Mr. Evans illustrated the influence of caste, the moral apathy and vice that idolatry produces, the ignorance of the people, which the Brahmins are careful to maintain, and the vastncss and antiquity of the mythology of the land. Time failed him to speak of the encouragements of the missionary. But in a few words he thus described the present aspect of the work of God in India:—

"The happy change that has taken place in the Government of the country may be regarded as a token for good. The unholy alliance of a professedly Christian Government with heathen prejudices will now be broken, and the powers that be shall no longer be permitted to uphold and sanction idolatry. And further, there is a growing desire in India for knowledge and education. Many Brahmins in Bengal are becoming proficient scholars in English literature, while others, who are medical students, do not hesitate to dissect the oorpses of the polluted Sudras. We have not only Government colleges in large cities, but in almost every district throughout British India village schools have been established. Sir Robert Montgomery, the pious Governor of the Punjaub, and father of the missionaries, is taking the lead in female education, and that noble movement will no doubt be warmly supported by Sir John Lawrence. Even public works are doing a

great deal for India, for when the era Ganges canal was out by the Engliil hundreds of Brahmins on their bendf knees prayed that Ganges would not go but it went; and they now say that England can lead the Ganges where likes sne is no goddess after all. Brahmins also prefer mixing with oft castes in railway carriages to walking; H even caste itself favours us for once. I a large number of Hindoos from any en become Christians, and the rest will foil* as a matter of course. If Satan's stroi holds in India have not been abolished, t outworks have been attacked and are gira way. William Carey said, ' I will go do» into the pit if you in England will hold I rope.' When he got to India he found S the pit was blocked up, and his first irJ was to prepare the necessary instruma to dig, and it was years before he gd ■ingle jewel. You who are holding I ropes, wondering that you have to hold! long, and why there is comparativelj small a return, must not forget that many jewels are not found, a great pari the pit has been opened, and that you hi only received an earnest of the fruit of t mine. May God hasten the great I gathering in his own good time!"

We can only refer in a few worda to ti kind and hearty address of the !!«'■ » Coley, to the sympathy expressed in u* speech of Dr. Angus for our Junta brethren, and to the discussion in that the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon of the ti» principle on which all Christian Wl should proceed. Mr. Spurgeon desirf that every one should feel more their p sonal responsibility, and that individn and churches should for themselves susti missionaries and hold direct intercoil with them. A Society is requisite to g> unity, consistency, and permanence to tit exertions j but he thinks it practicable tin the brethren in the field may he m< closely allied with their supporters in' country than is now generally the cf This plan may be carried out without * important change in the present arrau? ments.

On the whole, we look back on tbe p> year with satisfaction and with gratiW to the Father of mercies. May the k> mony of feeling that has been elicited, a* the fervent prayers in which many WJ joined, be found bearing for years to <$<*" the fruits of righteousness and of peace!

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GENERAL.

Tub political event oij the month—of the (wion—perhaps of several sessions—is the peeeh of Mr. Gladstone on Parliamentary leform. The occasion was the second reading of Kr. Barnes's Bill for a six-pound borough rancbise, and it has fallen like a bomb-shell into ke Tory camp, especially damaging that part of t occupied by the Tories calling themselves Liberals. Mr. Gladstone evidently did not expect to be in a majority, since he alluded to the dhioon in the Liberal camp; but he charged the present Parliament with neglect of its duty in regard to the franchise, deprecated waiting for agitation, PJW on those who excluded forty-nine fiftieths of the voiking men the burden of proving their ffcht to it, dwelt on the proof afforded by the Jpper section of the working classes of their finess for the franchise, on the conduct of the taacashire operatives especially, and expressed oi belief that the extension of the suffrage demanded would promote union among all classes, ttd infose vigour into the British constitution. ib&t remarkable passage in which Mr. Gladstone declared that "every man not presumably incapacitated by some consideration of personal ^tDes, or political danger, is entitled to come within the pale of the constitution," ought to be henceforth the rallying-cry of the Liberal party. «r. Whiteside, in one of his irrelevant firework jpeeehes, opposed the Bill, and it was rejected by "2 to 216; bat among the 216 was the man who is :eriain one day, and probably before long, to ;onverthis minority into a majority.

The Oxford Declarationists have presented heir document to the Archbishop at Lambeth, *i'b whom were a few other bishops. They have obtained the signatures of 11,000 clergymen, about half the number of those in holy orders— Jut they told the Archbishop that more would jia*esifl,e<ljB0 far as the substance was concerned, Jjt objected on matters of form and circumstance. *ne two theological points on which the declara•wn insists are—first, that the Holy Scriptures jot oniy contain, but are the word of God ; next, «t the punishment of the wicked will equal in Jjwtion the happiness of the blessed. The reply I the Archbishop implied that these are fundajawal doctrines of the Church and of Christianity. Jjf»,itis unfortunate that the law has decided "at they are not Articles of the Church, and that iff Articles and services do not assert them.

The Conference on Danish affairs continues to neet occasionally. An armistice for a month has »en secured— one good result of the deliberations jsrtainh/; but at the time we write it is extremely joubtM whether any other good result will follow he sittings, for it is stated: that the views of the 'iempotentiaries of Austria and Prussia are Jtteoncilftbly opposed to those of the neutral "o^ers; and that while the Danish plenipotenl*nes insist on the provisions of the London **ilJ as binding on all its signatories, the merman Powers repudiate altogether their treaty v^ements towards Denmark, asserting that J*y are liberated from those engagements by the ■V J? *8 boldly stated in many quarters that

-* English Government would have given P*nal assistance to the Danes long since, but ,f,the determination to the contrary of the 1;?«st personage in the realm.

The Annual Meetings of the Baptist Societies, which were being held when our last number was being prepared, were over before the month commenced. We are but stating the universal conviction when we say, that the Meetings, as a whole, were more interesting and more important than any that have been held for many years past. The meeting of the Baptist Union maybe referred to as especially successful j and that of the Baptist Missionary Society waB no doubt rendered more interesting by the good news of a surplus when a deficiency had been expected. The Baptist Irish Society, on account of the efforts whichhave been made to provide for the anticipated deficit in the missionary account, wisely resolved to defer the celebration of its jubilee. At the meeting of both the Irish Society and the Home Missionary Society resolutions in favour of a union of the two organizations were passed. At the meeting of the Missionary Society in Exeter Hall an incident occurred, which for obvious reasons we report at length :—" Just as the meeting was about to close with the doxology, some person (says The Freeman) at the back of the platform caused a disturbance by endeavouring to speak, and as he persisted in the effort to be heard, the Bev. W. Brock said: The person who has caused this interruption is a dismissed missionary of this Society. We have gone into the whole matter that he desires to bring before you, and have pronounced against him. He has received from our hands the full discharge of his claim upon us, and we hold his receipt, and yet he has actually had the impertinence to demand his salary up to the present time, and hold us bound to pay him. Furthermore, he has sent a letter to one of our secretaries, claiming £1,000 for damage to his reputation, and a second letter to the other secretary, claiming from him by return £10,000 as compensation. (Laughter.) ThiB is not the man to get the ear of an Exeter Hall audience. He has gone further, and has declared that 1 as for Frederick Trestrail, he would not believe a word he might say—not even take his oath on any matter/ (Cries of 'Shame/ and 'Turn him out/) Now, we would. (Loud cheers.) Furthermore, he has written of one of the brethren who was to have been here to-day, but could not because of illness, 'as that worthless scoundrel Baker.' (Loud cries of 'Shame/) And of the directors of the Society he dares to assert that, 'they are a set of impostors, and that lying and slander have been their weapons/ (* Shame/) That is my case in moving a distinct and definite resolution that this man be not heard. (Loud cheers.) A man who can first calumniate your Secretary, then go further and defame one of the best missionaries we have ever had, and further consummate hiB rancour by traducing the whole body of your directors, is not the man to be heard by you even for a Bingle moment. (Loud cheers.) I beg, therefore, to move that Mr. Alexander Innes be not heard. The Rev. C. Stovel, in seconding the resolution, said: I beg to state that Mr. Innes himself supplied the facts on which his further services were deolined. The resolution was then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously/' We trust that thiB is the last the mission will hear of a person whom Mr. Brock characterized only too mildly when he said, "He is not the man to be heard even for a single moment."

DOMESTIC.

Walworth Road, London.—In consequence of the expiry of the lease of the chapel in Lion Street, New Kent Road, the Baptist church worshipping there, under the pastoral care of the Rev. W. Howieson, have been compelled to seek another place, and so lone since as 1355, a fund was commenced among the church and members of the congregation for the purpose of erecting another place of worship. The foundation-stone was laid on the 3rd of June last by Sir Samuel Morton Feto. The new chapel is a commodious structure. It is admirably well {ventilated, and one important feature is that all the seats are constructed so as to face the preacher. Accommodation has been made for 850, and in addition there are aeata at the back for the children belonging to the school. The closing services in the old chapel were held on Sunday, April 17th, when the Rev. S. Green, the former pastor, preached in the morning, and the Rev. W. Howieson, the present one, in the evening. The new chapel was opened by a series of services, commencing on Tuesday, April 21st, and terminating on the following Friday. The first service in the new chapel was a devotional meeting, commenced at half-past eight on the Tuesday morning, and presided over by the pastor. At twelve at noon the same day, Divine service was performed, the sermon being

greached by the Rev. Francis Tucker, B.A., oT amden Road Chapel, from 1 Cor. ii. 2. The friends adjourned after the sermon to the Clayton School-room, York Street, to partake of a cold collation. W. M* Arthur, Esq., presided at this gathering, and Mr. J. E. Tresidder, hon. sec. to the building committee, Mr. J. Burgess, Mr. \V. H. Watson, Mr. G. Bayley, and other friends, addressed the assembly. A large number of friends then partook of tea in the chapel at Lion Street, after which a sermon was preached in the new chapel in the evening, by the Rev. J. P. Chown, of Bradford. On the Wednesday evening a public meeting was held, which, in the absence of Sir Morton Peto through illness, was presided over by W. H. Watson, Esq. Mr. J. E. Tresidder, the honorary secretary, read an interesting account of the progress of the effort which had led to the building of the new chapel. The Revs. R. Robinson, H. S. Brown, S. G. Green, B.A., C. Vince, N. Haycroft, M.A., C. H. Spurgeon, and P. J. Turquand, also delivered addresses. On the Thursday evening, the Rev. J. Stoughton, of Kensington, preached; and on the Friday evening a communion servioe, presided over by the Rev. Dr. Steane, was held, when above 500 members of Christian churches were present. We are glad to add that, through the Christian liherality of the friends, the whole cost of the erection, amounting to £5,900, has been entirely defrayed.

Abbey Road Chapel, St. John's Wood.—A most interesting series of opening services have been lately held in the new Baptist chapel, St. John's Wood. Eighteen months ago no Baptist cause existed in that suburban locality. Since that time, not only has a church been established, nnd a minister chosen over the church, but a very handsome range of buildings has been erected, consisting of a large and handsome chapel, to hold 1,100 persons, with extensive school-rooms and baptistry, fully adequate to the wants of the church. The first stone was laid April 27th, 1863. Already the outlay has been, or will not be less than, £7,800, towards which about £2,000 have been given or promised, leaving a debt of £6,000; but, as £2,000 of that sum is in part covered by holding the freehold and by residences on the

ground, £4,000 has yet to be raised. The opening services commenced by a united communion oa i Thursday evening, May 5th, which was wett | attended, and conducted by Dr. Angus, 0i| Friday morning, the Hon. and Rev. Baptist W. Noel preached to a large audience. After tbr service some 250 friends Bat dora to a cold cells', tion, at the close of which a very interesting repo* was read by Mr. J. C. Bowser, the hon. secreter followed by instructive and eloquent addtt« from the Revs. Newman Hall, Mr, Strain, Dfc Angus, F. Trestrail, W. Stott, and Mr. Niche* of Bristol. Mr. Marshall presided. Dunne t afternoon, about £130 was given or promised those present. At half-past five,about500p«* sat down to tea; and at seven, the Rev. Mewm* Hall preached to an overflowing audience.

Duncan Street, Newington, Edinbcbge. The church under the pastoral care of the B( William Tulloch has suffered much inconvenient and has been seriously obstructed in its progrs by the want of a suitable place of worship. Th have recently concluded the purchase ana enter upon possession of a neat, comfortable, and «■ modious chapel in Duncan Street, Newingj The opening services commenced on Lord'M Aoril 10th, when the Rev. James Paterson, D. of Glasgow, preached morning and eveninej the Rev. William Lindsay Alexander, D.D.,* the afternoon. On Lord's-day, April 17th, t» Rev. T. W. Medhurat, of Glasgow, pre**" morning and evening, and the Rev. J*0)* Robinson, of Newington United Presbyter* Church, in the afternoon. On the fo"J^J evening a social meeting was held in the chip* presided over by the pastor; when the fie*8- *■ W. Medhurst and James Robertson; the It* James Pirie, Free Church; the Rev. >«* Wright, Congregational; the RevB. Jam* * Dovey, Francis Johnston, and Daniel waft Baptist; Frederick Naylor, Esq., kc, dei«w able, interesting, and appropriate addressee T«* introductory services have been well ■JJJJ and altogether most auspicious and encoarsew The price at which the chapel has beeD acqu^ with the adjoining ppaoious premiees, in '"hici flourishing school is conducted, is £1,700whole property to be put in trust for the I»l denomination.

Staitsbatch, Hkrefordshtbe. —The Bftpo" church at Presteign haa for Bome years past hs4» branch at Stansbatch. A neat and conveawf chapel is now erected there, with sitting"*! about 150, the cost with incidentals being aw" £200. On Sunday, April 17th, the openin services were held. A prayer-meeting, conduct! by the pastor, the Rev. W. H. Payne, inj"? rated the services, after which the Rev. mj Bliss, of Pembroke Dock, preached an adnurw sermon from Rev. ii. 1. In the afternoon tl Rev. S. Blackman, of Eardislaud, preached fw Psalm xxxvi. 5, 6. Numbers being unable obtaiu admission into the chapel, the Rev. W.' Bliss preached at the same time in the old met ing-room, from Acts v. 19, 20, and in the even" to a crowded audience in the chapel from Matt, t 20—22. The collections amounted to £151&.J On the following day a public tea was held in « old meeting-room and farm-house adjoining, *&(■ upwards of 300 sat down. In the evenw? » public meeting was held in a beautiful orchard the Rev. W. H. Payne presiding, and forcible addresses were delivered by the Revs. C.J*» Smith, of Kingston; W. Gwillim, Prim"h« Methodist; W. Reading, Wesleyan; G. Phillip*. Evenjobbj and W. B. Bliss. The donation* received by the treasurer amounted W O. H. Spurgeon, who had already given £30, promised to give the last £20 required.

Ml 2s. lOd.; the proceeds of the tea, which JM fcenerouslj given by the friends, were ft 10s. 6d.; and the gratifying announcement jo made that the chapel would be entered upon we of debt.

Unncixzi, Fipbshhe.—The services in conlotion with the settlement of the Hey. James Wart, as pastor of the Baptist church in this poe, were held on Wednesday, May 4th. In the porning the devotional exercises were oonduoted W the former minister of the church, the Eev. J ftBrowo, of Perth. TheBev. Eichard Glover, of pugow, preached an appropriate sermon on JTne Everlasting Gospel." An impressive chargo • minister and people was delivered by the Eev. Patau Watson, of Edinburgh. Mr. James Pjwler, the senior deacon of the church, then ftri that the call to Mr. Stuart was cordial and •"miaous, and in reply, Mr Stuart declared his Jew; sewptance of it. The Rev. J. Watssn iul j he opdma'i°n prayer, and tho service was 2*a k? singing and the benediction. In tho poiaj » fruit toirie was held, at which Mr. Stuart "JstidpQ. Saitable addresses were delivered by JpBew- Messrs. Brown, Glover, Watson; Haig, ttK.irkc.ldj; Longwell, of Elie; Mr. Williams, « Olisgow University College; and Mr. Patter"*»>i0f8t. Andrews. The services throughout We of u impressive and instructive character, •M were mil attended.

Cubism. _ On Wednesday and Thursday, -April 6th sad 7th, services iu connection with Wt lettlement of Mr. Evan Thomas, of the Proowest and Eegent's Park Colleges, as PJJO'of the Baptist church at Cardigan, were JTM io the Baptist chapel in that town. On P* Wednesday evening, two sermons were pKhed by the Eev. Evan Thomas, of Newport, Jtonmoutbshire, and the Eev. Daniel Davies, »•!>■, of Aberavon, Glamorganshire, formerly {J*" of the chnrch at Cardigan. On the "ursday morning a discourse on the distinctive principles 0f Nonconformist was delivered by B- D"i«, of Aberavon; and the Eev. T. E. "onus, of Trehale, asked the usual questions "OoflJMd the ordination prayer. The Eev. T. J""", D.D., president of Haverfordwest College, "TM o'hroed a charge to the youthful pastor, •"BeEev, E. Thomas, of Newport, preached to P.church. At the afternoon and evening ""(ess sermons were preached by the Revs. T. S*j» (m English); O. Griffiths, Blaenconin; T. MSomss.and D. Davies. The ohapel, which will w» 1,000 people, was crowded on each occasion.

*mtow, BrcKS.—The foundation-stone of a W Baptist chapel was laid at Winslow on TuesL*\~~?y 3rd. A large and commodious tent was JWedon the chapel ground, and in this tent the El' :H. Spurgeon preached to large congregaJ"»,ra the morning from Romans i. 18, and in "•evening from Mark vii. 32. At half-past one •ooci s cold collation was provided at the " Bell" Pjoably Eoom. At a quarter past tbree the J"\*"» crowded. The service wascommenoedby ?P"S. A psalm was read by the Eev. E. L. W °J Stony Stratford. Prayer for the P«neof God to rest upon the buUding about to "'rated for the worship of his great and holy EVn oirered b? Mr- Spurgeon. Henry JS"". K»q., of Eochdale, laid the stone, and ^•W a suitable address. Addresses were also

m, „ . ?tl0nB aad collections during the day touted, to £227, in addition to whicB the Rev,

Louth, Lincolnshire.—The church and congregation gathered under the ministry of the late Rev. J. TCiddaH, aud which has hitherto worshipped iu a rented chapol in Walker Gate, opened their new and very comfortable place of worship on Thursday, April 21st. Tho Rev. W. Brock, of London, preached a most effective sermon in the morning from Matt. xxvi. 7. The afternoon service was conducted by the Rev. R. Ingham, of Vale, near Todmorden, who preached in his usual impressive manner from Acts xx. 24. A very elegant collation was served in the sehnol-room. The chair was taken by Mr. W. Newman. The public tea-meeting was numerously attended, about 400 persons being present. The evening meeting was presided over by John Crossley, Esq., of Halifax. The meeting was also addressed by the Revs. W. Herbert, W. Orton, R. Ioeham, H. Richardson, W. T. Bymons, G. Shaw, J. Taylor, and Mr. W. Newman. The neat and comfortable chapel, and spacious school-room aud class-rooms, have cost, including the land, about £1,700, and have been built from plans and specifications made by the minister.

Scarborough.—Services in connection with the settlement of the Rev. Richard Bayly (late of Newark) as pastor of the Baptist church, were , held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10th and 11th. A social tea-meeting was held in the Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, when upwards of 300 persons partook of tea, after which followed a public meeting, presided over by the Rev. R. Bayly. After singing and prayer, the Revs. T. Whitehead (Primitive Methodist), H. Dowson, W.

C. Upton, Dr. Godwin, J. Clough, A. Bowden,

D. Jones, G. Warne, Dr. Aeworth, and Dr. Evans, severally addressed tho audience. On the following morning (Wednesday) a public pruvermeeting was held in Ebenezer Chapel, presided over by Dr. Acworth. In the evening the recognition service was held in the chapel, when the address to the pastor by the Rev. I). Jones, the prayer by Dr. Evan?, and an address to the church by the Rev. H, Dowson, terminated the proceedings of this interesting occasion.

Ewias Harold, Herefordshire.—On Monday, April 11th, the foundation-stone of the Baptist chapel which is about to be built in this village was laid. At eleven o'clock the friends gathered to hear a powerful discourse by the Rev. J. Bullock, M.A., of Abergavenny. Mr. T. Pearce, of S nod hill Farm, then in a most suitable manner laid the foundation-stone, evincing in a few appropriate words the deep feeling of his heart. An address was afterwards delivered by the Rev. R. Johns, of Llanwenarth. A tea-meeting was held in the evening. Between 200 and 300 were present at the public meeting. The Rev. C. Burleigh, of Orcop, was called to occupy the chair. The Revs. T. French, of Hereford, E. Sinclair, of Peterchurch, E. Coinpton, of Llanvihangel, J. Beard, of Garway, and T. Williams, spoke.

Manorbikr, Pembrokeshire.—On Tuesday, April 19th, Mr. T. Pryce, of Haverfordwest College, was publicly recognised pastor of the churches at Manorbier and Colo-inn, in the neighbourhood of Tenby. A large number of ministers and friends assembled. The service was introduced by the Rev. J. Griffiths (Independent), St. Florence; a discourse on the nature of a Christian Church was delivered by the Bev, E. Davies, of Pembroke Dock; the Rev. M. Morgan, of New Wells, Montgomeryshire, asked "putitbt.—On Tuesday evening, April 10th, * social tea-meeting was given by the friend? connected with the above church, for the purpose of welcoming their newly-elected pastor, the Ber. J. T. Gale. At the public meeting, held after' the chair was taken by J. Hardcastle, Esq., interesting and appropriate addresses were livered by the pastor, the Revs. Dr Angus. I. Soule, J. Burns, of Kingston, J. W. Gendm, Wandsworth, D. Jones, B.A., of Brixton, ff,' Tetley, of Rawdon College, J. Gurney, E»q. D. King, Esq.

the questions; and the Rev. H. J. Morgan, j Pembroke Dock, offered the ordination prayer. The charges to the pastor and the churches were delivered by the Revs. T. Davies, D.D., and T. Birdett, M.A., of Haverfordwest. The Revs. D. Davies, Pembroke; li. Havard, Saundersfoot; J. Williams, B.A., Narberth ; and M. Morgan, New WellB, preached at the other services.

Truro.—On Friday evening, April 22nd, the church and congregation meeting at River Street, Truro, under the pastoral care of the Rev. J. Lewis, invited him to a public tea-meeting previous to his departure from them, in order to testify their esteem and regard for him and their appreciation of his ministry by presenting him with a purse of gold, accompanied with an affectionate address. The school-room was well filled on the occasion. The Rev. J. Bonser, B.A. (Independent), presented the testimonial. Kindly feelings and sentiments were expressed by the Rev. J. Hocken (Bible Christian), and the Rev. J. Ambler (Methodist Free Church). Other friends having addressed the meeting, it was brought to a close by the pastor, who acknowledged the kindness and sympathy shown him in appropriate and feeling words.

Thbtfobd, Nobfolx.—A new Baptist chapel was opened in this town on Tuesday, April 5th, when the Revs. George Gould, of Norwich, and John Keed, of Cambridge, preached suitable and effective sermons. The Revs. J. Sage, of Kenningball; J. P. Lewis, of Diss; and W. Lloyd, of Barton Mills, united in the services, which were interesting and well attended. On the following Sabbath, April 10th, the Rev. C. Elven, of Bury, continued the opening services by preaching thrice, and the results of these various efforts in the dedication of this new house to God and his glory were £57 15s. 4d. The chapel at Thetford is the fourth which the Suffolk Mission has been the means of erecting during its brief existence, and it assists in sustaining the ministry in seven important stations.

Bedlingtoit.—On Saturday evening, April 30th, the members of the Baptist church and other friends met to take tea together in the Weeleyan chapel, and hold a public meeting, for the purpose of presenting Mr. Samuel Briggs, pastor of the Baptist church, with a gold watch and appendages of the value of £20, on his leaving Bedlington, to testify their appreciation of his gratuitous services amongst them for many years. The presentation on behalf of the church was made by the Rev. E. G. Call, Presbyterian minister, to which Mr. Briggs responded in a very feeling manner. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Hudson and Postgate, and after a very interesting meeting the assembly separated, highly gratified with the proceedings.

Harrow.—The foundation-stone of the new Baptist chapel, Harrow, was laid on Saturday, April 16th, by Sir S. Morton Peto, Bart., M.P. Alter the Rev. C. Bailhache had read the Scriptures and prayed, the pastor gave a deeplyinteresting sketch of the history of the church, and the Rev. J. A. Spurgeon delivered an excellent address, as did also the Rev. Dr. Steane. The Rev. W. W. Evans, the Rev. Joseph Simpson, of Edgeware, the Rev. W. Fisk, of Chipperfield, and other ministers and friends, took part in the Bervice.

Ministerial CHAWGBS.—The Rev. W. Jeffrff has resigned the pastorate of the Baptist chraa. Great Torrington, Devon, and has accepted tin unanimous and very cordial invitation to the pst* torate of the church and congregation assembly in the Baptist chapel, Penknap, Westbnry, With, intending to commenoe his labours there it Miasummer—The Rev. 8. C. Burn, of the Btptt College, Bristol, has accepted the unanimous imitation of the church meeting at Hope ChiMi Canton, Cardiff.—The Rev. T. E. Fuller kg resigned his pastorate of the church at Wellu* ton Street, Luton, the state of Mrs. Fallen health rendering a change of climate imperatiw Mr. Fuller has accepted an appointment to tk» editorship of The Cape Arqu»t and will embiAkf the mail-steamer early in June.—The Rev.ff.l Lewis has resigned the pastorate of the ctak meeting in Salem Chapel, Clemenoe Parade, 0. tenham.—The Rev. John R. 8. Harington {lstos" Bristol College) has resigned the pastorate of:' church in Ross. Mr. Harington, baring * braced Psedobaptist views, is about to teek ttf charge of a Congregational church.—The Bff. Charles White, Long Buckby, NorthamptonakiB (late of Haverfordwest Baptist College), bM accepted an invitation to become the minii* of the English Baptist church, High Street, Merthyr Tydvil, and will commence his Wtmn there Oh the second Sunday in July.—The Bw. Ebenezer Edwards, late of Pili^wenlly", Sewport, having accepted the pastoral charge of theAank recently organized at New Milford, Pembroke, entered upon his duties on the third Lord'idwn May.—The Rev. John Harper, of Rawdon Collejj having accepted a unanimous invitation frontal Baptist church, Horsforth, Leeds, will comnwnfl his labours there at the close of the pre«sj college session.—The Rev. R. Davies has resigns! the pastorate of the English Baptist chnrrt) Bethel Chapel, Maesteg, Glamorganshire.—Ml W. H. Knight, of the Metropolitan Taberud College, has accepted the pastorate of the Bap' '■ church, Madeley, Salop.—Mr. T. G. Hughe*, I the Metropolitan Tabernacle College, has accept* the unanimous invitation of the Baptist chorL Woodstock, Oxon, to become its pastor.—Mr. . D. John, of Haverfordwest College, has accepted oordial invitation to become the pastor of the cV" at St. Mellona, Monmouthshire.—Mr. John Hi student from Haverfordwest College, has acce] a unanimous invitation to become the pastor the Baptist churches at Molleston and Myrtlef Pembrokeshire.—Mr. Seth V. Lewis has resign his ministry at Cothill and Fyfield after twent three years' service, having accepted an invitatia to be minister of Drayton Chapel, and afteraoa preacher at the Baptist chapel, Ock Street, Abia| dou.—The Rev. J. Dore has resigned the pastor* of the Baptist church, Pontesbnry.

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