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fancy articles for sale, or contributions Beresford, G. Goodall, R. Calvert, and in money, will be thankfully received by R. Day (Independents), and C. J. the following friends:
Potts, with the local secretary, Mr. Mrs. J. Darley, Mrs. R. Terry, Mrs. Kelsall, rendered able and valuable W. Whitley, Mrs. T. Mitchell, Mrs. T. assistance. The writer was absent from Hebblethwait, of Easthorp-lane; Mrs. these meetings, on the Missionary DeJ. Sheard, Millford, all of Mirfield; putation to the North, but was happy Mrs. Henshaw, Dewsbury; Mrs. John to find on his return that all the serJubb, Batley; Mrs. W. Hutchinson, vices had been numerously attended, Brighouse; and Mrs. Collins, Hudders: that the collections were in advance of field.
previous years, and that the good cause had taken a firmer hold on the judge
ments and affections of the people than ANNIVERSARY SERVICES AT STAF.
W, M. FORD CHAPEL,—These services have been of an highly interesting and instructive character. The first sermon MissionARY SERVICES.-DEWSBURY was preached, Nov. 3rd, by the Rev. CircuiT.--On Lord's day, Oct. 2011, P. T. Gilton; the other, Nov. 10th, by two excellent sermons were preached the Rev. S. Hulme. The impressions at Dewsbury, by the Rev. G. W. made under these ministrations we hope Ridley. The following Monday erenwill issue in saving and eternal effects. ing the Annual Meeting was held, On Monday, Nov. 11th, the annual tea when our valuable friend, Mr. John festival took place in the school, when Jub, of Batley, took the chair, and about four hundred persons enjoyed, opened the meeting by an appropriate amidst the most exhilarating associa- speech. He was ably sustained by Mr. tions, not only refreshing tea, but the Crampton, of Hunslet, the Revs. G. W. cheering society of Christians and other Ridley, J. Livingston, J. Candelet, the friends. At the after meeting, which preachers in the circuit, and other was held in the chapel, in the absence ministers of the town. of the Mayor, the Rev. W. Salt, with On the same Sabbath, two sermons, much interest, presided. Seldom, if on behalf of our mission, were preached ever, have we witnessed stronger reli- at Mirfield, by the Superintendent of gious and pleasing impressions pro
the circuit; and on Tuesday evening duced on an audience than were felt and following the Public Meeting was held, visibly expressed by the numerous as- when our esteemed friend, Mr. Crampsembly under the addresses which were ton, who presided with his usual good delivered on the happy occasion. Al- feeling, stated the object of the meettogether the pecuniary aid received, ing. Addresses were also delivered by amounted to about £40.
most of the ministers who assisted at We are happy in being able to state Dewsbury the previous evening. that our day school is going on pros
The speakers at both meetings apperously; we have more than 300 names pear to have been aided by the Holy on the books, and an average attendance Spirit, a gracious influence was expeof about 200. This circumstance may rienced, greater interest, we hope, was afford stimulus and encouragement to
cxcited on behalf of a perishing world; other circuits to attempt the establish- and the collections at both places were ment and working of day schools. an advance upon those of the preNov, 15th, 1850. H. WATTS. ceding year.
MISSIONARY SERVICES. — ASHTON Circuit.—On Sunday, Oct. 20th, the Annual Sermons on behalf of our Missions, were preached at Dukinfield, by the Rev. C. J. Donald, of Manchester; and at Hyde and Hooley Hill, by the Rev. S. Jones, of Stockport. In the following week the Annual Missionary Meetings were held at the above places, and also at Higher Hurst; the Revs. G. Goodall, B. Turnock, James Dean, Esq., and Mr. Samuel Mills, officiating as chairmen. The Revs. C. J. Donald, S. Joncs, S. Woodhouse, W.
MISSIONARY ANNIVERSARY.-NORTH SIELD's Circuit.--On Sunday, Oct. 20th, the annual scrmons in aid of our missions were preached in Salem and and West Holborn chapels, by the Rers. William Mills and Josiah Howard (the deputation), and the Rev. Thomas Boycott, of Newcastle. On Tuesday, a public meeting was held at West Holborn, and on Wednesday at Salem. Our respected friend, Mr. J. D. Welch, presided on each occasion. The Report was read by the Rev. A. M'Curdy, and the meetings were addressed by the estecmed deputation, the Revs. W. Monday evening, the annual meeting Cocker, T. Boycott, and J. Bensley. was held in the same place of worship,
The attendance on the Sabbath ser- Mr. Councillor Crowther in the chair. vices, and at the public meetings, was After a brief, but neat and appropriate good, considering the unfavourable state speech from the chairman, the Rev. J. of the atmosphere. The services of Stokoe read the report, which was very all the brethren, for which we are truly satisfactory. In every department, grateful, were highly esteemed; but it financial and statistical, there was proof is only just to say, that the pleasure of additional vigour and commendable derived from the excellent discourses enterprize.” The meeting was afterand speeches of the Rev. W. Mills, wards addressed with ability by the was increased by his presence, as an Revs. S. Bellamy (Independent), W. old and beloved friend, he having tra- Jeferson (Primitive), J. Hudston, J. velled in this circuit when he was a H. Robinson, J. Poxon, and Mr. G. young man.
J. BEASLEY. Fox. The collection, after these services,
and kindred ones at Malin Bridge and Missions. - SHEFFIELD NORTH. Attercliffe, was about £22, being a The services recently lield in the circuit slight increase on those of last year. in behalf of our Missions are thus ad- The serinons at Attercliffe and Malin verted to by the “ Sheffield and Rother- Bridge were preached on Sunday, Nov. ham Independent” of the 9th inst. : 3rd, by the Revs. J. H. Robinson and On Sunday last, two sermons, in aid J. Stokoe ; and the meetings held at of this religious denomination missions, those places on the 5th and 6th were were preached in Scotland Street Chapel, presided over by Mr. George B. Fox by the Rev. J. Hudston, of Nottingham. and Mr. Timothy Scott, Sheffield. The sermons were appropriate, instruc. Sheffield, Nov. 9th. J. STOKOE. tive, effective; that in the evening es- P.S.-We were gratified to see our pecially was distinguished by peculiar young friend, the Rev. W. N. Hall, on adaptation to our times, lottiness and the platform, at the meeting held in richness of thought, and propriety and Scotland Street Chapel. With great beauty of language. The rev. gentle- care and the divine blessing this esteemed man has received a very general request brother, it is hoped, will soon be restored to place the manuscript without delay to his wonted health and usefulness. in the hands of the publisher. On
THE LAITY IN CONVOCATION.-- At ther excavation, it was ascertained bethe dinner which succeeded the visita- yond the shadow of doubt, that the tion of the Bishop of Chichester, held at whole mountain, except an average Lewes a few weeks ago, his lordship surface of twenty feet, consists of lime said: “It may be interesting to you to fit for thc field, or the mason, the result learn, that if a Synod of the Church be of organic heat. The hill appears to assembled in Convocation or otherwise, have been at one time a stupendous it is the unanimous opinion of the whole limestone rock, submitted to the influbench of Bishops, without a single ex. ence of immense heat. ception-I repeat it, without a single A NOVEL IMPORTATION.—A correexception—that there should be a consi.
spondent of a morning paper says:derable infusion of the lay element in its “It may be interesting to many of your constitution.” I will not be quite posi
protestant readers to be informed, that tive that these were the exact words on the 4th of November instant nine used, but they were to this precise effect. cases were imported into London, in -Correspondent of the Guardian. the steam-boat City of Boulogne, con
AN IMPORTANT GEOLOGICAL Dis- taining 21,000 crucifixes of different COVERY has just been made at Apple
sizes, from one inch to two feet, several cross, on the west coast of Scotland. A thousand figures of the Virgin Mary, large mountain called “Tore More," on and a large quantity of prints of bleedbeing accidentally excavated the other ing hearts, &c., besides an immense day, presented a substratum of pure number of rosaries and charms, probably lime, within five feet of the surface; and in anticipation of a large conversion of on prosecuting the discovery by a fur.. our population to Romanism.”
OUR SABBATH SCHOOLS.
of Class Leaders, Conductors of
23 Bille Classes, and Others
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES, ANECDOTES, &c.
13 The Death-Bed of the Jew.
74 A Heavy Burden, and how it was
261 The Essential parts of Divine
Truth easily comprehended 309
Report of the Board of Education. 314
77 The Gradual but Constant Waste
Remarkable Tenacity of Life in
Reminiscences by an Aged Servant
of the Methodist New Connexion 412
12 Letter from a “ Friend”
on the Ex-
clusion of Weapons of War from
Answers to Queries.
173 Answers to Queries
Advice Gratis to Sunday School
Teachers Suffering under the Pre-
181 A Word in Season
182 The Catastrophe
224 The Supreme Authority of Christ
in the Church
The Water Lily
32 Jesus at the Lake of Gennesaret
Salem Chapel, North Shields 70 Faith-Hope-Charity
The Coming of Christ
The Angels' Visit to Shepherds of
Sunday School Teacher's Disease
School Teachers .
REVIEWS AND NOTICES OF BOOKS.
ness and Beauty – The Three
Questions-The Old Testament
Memoirs of Eminent Sunday
fluence and Responsibility - A
Manual of Congregational Prin-
ciples — Motives to Piety-The
Nercy Scat-Scripture Illustra-
tions of the Lord's Prayer-
Discourses on the Immatcriality
nomy The Geography of
Plants Life and Times of
Leo X., &c. &c
ments in India- The Wall's End
Miner-Wesleyan Delegate Tak-
ings-Brief Outline of Study of
Theology-Memoirs of the Life,
Character, and Labours of the
Rev. John Smith-The Pearl of
Days--Vital Religion Described
-The Tabernacle and its Furni-
ture - Hubert Lee Youthful
gress-The Domestic Worship-
per-- The Way of Salvation–The
Jordan, and the Dead Sea--Iona
-Charles Hamilton-Notes, Ex.
planatory and Practical, on the
The Principles of Wesleyan Metho-
Poems: Sacred, Historical, and
Descriptive–The Fear of Death;
or, Why should the Atheist Feat
to Die? With Reasons why the
Christian should not fear Death
-Notes, Explanatory and Prac-
tical, on the New Testament,
Spiritual Blessings—The Peo-
ple's Service of Song - The
History; with Special reference Monthly Series. London in the
Olden Time --- Recantation De-
Biographical Exercises The