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Christian Effort on

the " Pacific Slope."

The Gospel Ships.

among the mountains of Washington Territory, where having enjoyed communion with the Creator through the hills and valleys and streams, and with some of God's children living there, I returned much refreshed in body and spirit, having

preached four times and travelled about three thousand miles EAVING this point by the Northern Pacific Railroad during an absence of eighteen days. I was more than ever im.

pressed with the magnitude, the resources, and the wonderful rest, I might see what work was being done by the future before this country and people if the present order of Church of Christ, I stayed first at Helena, a town 479 miles things is yet lengthened out for a few more centuries. This is west of us.

Here I found a town of 8,000 people, and the time of laying foundations ; may it be that all who labour churches of almost every denomination represented.

now in these newer territories, like the apostle, lay no other The town is a mining centre, both placer and quartz mining foundation than that already laid, the foundation-stone laid still being worked in and about the city. Great wealth is in Zion, tried, sure, and precious. accompanied by great sin, the streets at night being a sad

J. M. PAMMENT. comment upon the effect of riches upon the human heart.

Washougal, Clark's County,' Washington Territory, U.S.A. Here, however, the servants of Christ are bestirring themselves; & Y.M.C.A. has just been started under very favourable cir. cumstancos, good rooms secured, and subscriptions of money and books being very generously given by the business men. The first practical effort to reach the inhabitants on the part of the members in a Gospel way was an open-air meeting, held on Sunday evening in the main street, which had a great

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the work of Mr. H. Cook, of Gosport. One thing strikes me, attendance, and caused much comment, it being the first open. he does not speak in it of his great need. He simply gays : " for air gathering over held in that city. The membership with the work in general we are wanting supplies.”. which the society starts being large, and some among them Now I have just received a letter from him, in which he says: being earnest, godly Christians, these efforts will probably con- "I myself am so tried, and seemingly hindered in the work, for tinue.

want of money; but this is my own fault, because I have been Hearty Uworkers.

looking to man and not so fully to the Lord; but I am resolved

by grace, through faith in God, to trust Him more fully for the Leaving Helena, thirty-six hours' ride brought me to Portland, future. I am deeply tried, but all is well. I am more fully a town of forty thousand inhabitants on the Pacific slope. This determined than ever not to look to man, but to have faith in town seemed less American in its general features than any our covenant, faithful, loving God and Father. The cost of retown which I have yet seen on this continent. Here I found fitting, painting, new sails, ropes &c., is very great, but I am an active Y.M.C.A., with a godly and energetic secretary, a man asking God to help me. I have saved nothing. I have no of Kent, watching with earnest solicitude for the souls of the house nor anything but what is open and being used for God's multitudes of young men of this city.

work. I have long given up my earthly prospects for the work, Here I spent one Sunday, and was impressed with the general yet I have lacked heavenly wisdom; so let us make a fuller quietness of the town compared with the Sabbath I spent in surrender and get at His feet, and all we need He will lovingly Brooklyn on my way out here. A large band of young men met in give. Ob, how slow we are to believe the Lord's precious Word! the afternoon for a Bible address given by a retired Presbyterian Seek ye out of the Book of the Lord and read, and none of His minister, who spoke from the text “Love not the world." I promises shall fail." had come to this

meeting with the expectation of speaking at the I know our brother will excuse my giving publicity to a open-air meeting held directly after this afternoon gathering by private letter of his, but I feel constrained to do so, in order the leaders, in the street immediately below the rooms, but the that the Lord's people may know the need and come to the help smoke from the forest fires in the vicinity of the town made it of our deeply tried brother. I for one can testify to the good impossible, after a dry season these fires being very extensive. his vessels have been the means of doing, both here and at I was therefore permitted to speak to a second gathering of Cherbourg. If there is now a Mission Hall established at young men, taking for a line of thought “The expulsive power Cherbourg, and precious souls feeding on the Word of Life, it of a new affection," the “love of the Father” being the only is due to the visit of the Mystery, and here at Deauville and true antidote to the love of the world. After this meeting Trouville many who are now following the Lord owe their first several were spoken with about their eternal welfare.

impressions to the words they heard on board the Gospel ship. Chinese Dwellers.

I trust, therefore, the Lord's stewards will strengthen the hands

of our brother, that with the new year he may be able to make a In Portland there is a considerable Chinese element, several fresh start, and continue his work in the seaports of France. blocks on Second Street being entirely occupied by them. Cherbourg.There is a good work going on there under the These natives of the Celestial Empire are a strange contrast to direction of our brother Lerendu, who also needs the sympathy the people amongst whom they temporarily dwell. Retaining and practical help of the Lord's servants; his address ig—11, their national habits, superstitions, and vices, they offer a wide Rue Thomas Henry. field for evangelistic effort, and in this some of the churches Our brother Darling is also working there, chiefly among are not wanting, there being Sunday schools established Swedes and Norwegians and English sailors, also helping in the specially for Chipamen, and in one part of the town a flourish- French work. His address is-Rue Val de Soire, Cherbourg, ing mission with good mission premises.

Trouville-Deauville-Calvados.-I came here about two For the greater part of my trip, over one thousand four hun- months ago at the desire of Col. Paschkoff, for a week's special dred miles of railroad each way, the wearers of the queue were services, but seeing that the people came to the meetings and to be seen working on the track, or following the avocation that there was blessing I have remained on, and feel conpeculiar to them, of which they appear to have the monopoly, strained to carry on the work in the name of the Lord, We viz., laundrywork.

have several converts who hold on well, notwithstanding One could not but feel impressed with the opportunity persecution and trial. thus given by God to American Christians of showing to One woman bas been the means of bringing her husband, these members of that great nation the truth, which they who was a dissipated character. He now attends regularly, could then carry back to their own people when leaving these and is determined to follow the Lord. Another man comes a shores, as they invariably do, and thus help to solve the diffi. distance of three miles through all weathers. We have two culty of the evangelization of China.

coachmen, who give us real comfort; one has brought his A Beautiful Halley.

younger brother who has found the Saviour. Another young I visited the far-famed Willamette Valley, remarkable for

man sometimes finds his master's door closed at night; but,

“I have the key of the stable, and can sleep there." its abundance and great (fertility of wheat and fruit. This

I am living in the house of a dear Christian woman, whose valley enjoys a mild and beautiful climate, lying between the

husband and daughters are following the Lord. She offers me coast range on the west and the Cascade range of mountains on the east. Here in a town of three thousand souls (probably

her house at a low rental in order, she says, to help on the work. a little under that number) I received hospitality from a

I am looking to the Lord for the means for carrying on this Christian family, but was greatly pained to find in so small a

work, removing my furniture, &c., the help of one of our dear place such great division in what should be one camp of the

friends ceasing at the end of the year. But He who laid it on

his heart to sustain the work can, as in the case of Elias, when good King Immanuel. Nine churches are found here, where three would easily suffice.

the brook Cherith is dried up, even command a widow woman

to sustain His servant. Brethren, pray for us. tulide Field.

THOMAS PH, SINEL, Leaving this part, I went forty miles up the Columbia River, Deauville, Calvados, France.

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A Grand Scotch Mission,

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Week of Prayer, 1886.

as :

URING the week appointed as the annual Week of

The West End Meetings daily in Steinway Hall, Lower

Seymour Street, Portman Square, at 11.30 a.m. Monday (January 4th), PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING. Chair.

man, Sir W. McArthur, K.C.M.G., address by the Ven.

Archdeacon Richardson, M.A. Tuesday (5th), HUMILIATION AND CONFESSION, Chairman,

Major-General Graydon : Rev. Henry Allon, D.D. Wednesday (6th), THE CHURCH AND THE FAMILY, Chair.

man, Mr. George Williams : Rev, Colmer B. Symes, B.A. Thursday (7th), HOME AND FOREIGN MISSIONS. Chairman,

Sir R. N. Fowler, Bart., M.P.: Rev. E. E. Jenkins, M.A. Friday (8th), NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS. Chairman, Mr.

Edward Bailey, address by the Rev. R. Taylor. Saturday (9th), THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. Chairman, Mr.

Donald Matheson : Rev. Charles Spurgeon, jun. The City Meetings daily in the Centenary Hall, 17,

Bishopsgate Street Within, from 12 to 2 p.m. :-Mon. (4th), PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING ; 12 to 1, Mr. J. Herbert Tritton ; 1 to 2, Rey, H. E. Brooke. Tues. (5th), HUMILIATION AND CONFESSION : 12 to 1, Rev. Newman Hall, LL.B. ; 1 to 2, Rev. Evan H. Hopkins. Wed. (6th), THE CHURCH_AND THE FAMILY: 12 to 1, Rev. J. R. Wood; 1 to 2, PRAYER FOR YOUNG WOMEN, Mrs. Ormiston Chant. Thurs. (7th), THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: 12 to 1, Rev. H. W. Webb-Peploe, M.A. ; 1 to 2, Mr. Frank A. Pevan. Fri. (8th), GOSPEL TEMPERANCE EFFORT: 12 to 1, The Bishop of Bedford and Mr. J. Ģelson Gregson; 1 to 2, FOREIGN MISSIONS, Rev. E. E. Jenkins, M.A., and Rev. J. Smith. Sat. (9th), HOME MISSIONS; 12 to 1, Com. Railton and Rev. S. G. Green, D.D. ; 1 to 2, Col. Jno. Puget and Mr. Kirkham.

THE

new buildings over to the Carrubbers' Close Mission, have never been forgotten—"May this building be the warmest place in Edinburgh; the centre of light and heat to the city!

In no previous year have there been so many workers, so many meetings, and so large audiences, nor, in the humble opinion of those best qualified to judge, have there been so many conversions for many years.

The number of workers (all unpaid) now reaches three hundred. The attendance at the meetings, adding up the numbers attending during thc week, is four or five times as many as in the old premises. Above all, the blessing of the Lord has never been withheld. Many souls have been brought to Christ.

Let it be remembered that, as already remarked, the hundreds of workers are all unpaid ; that the building, with all its accommodation, is open to the service of all who have Christian work to do; and that the expenses, though unavoidably large in the aggregate, are only for the necessary maintenance of so large an instituta and its complex operations.

These operations include evangelistic services, outdoor and indoor, every evening (except Saturdays), Gospel meeting, Sunday evenings, in the Free Assembly Hall, Bible classes, for young men and young women, Sunday schools, mothers' meetings, Mizpah band, children's services, Christian policemen's meetings, and indeed every variety of mission effort.

Preaching on the High Stret. The open-air meetings in the High Street have been held nightly since the issuing of last report, and in no part of the work is there more enthusiasm displayed than in these nightly gatherings. The workers, after meeting to pray for blessing on the work of the evening, sally forth to the corner. There are usoally some eight or ten of them at first, but by degrees the number increases, till frequently there are above a score of workers present.

First of all there is sung a hymn, in which the Gospel is clearly stated, or an invitation is given to the upsaved to "como to the Saviour." The hearty singing by the band of workers usually attracts many of those who are hanging about, and even some of those who are passing, so that by the time the hymn is finished & considerable audience has assembled. Then, for about fifteen minutes, a Gospel address is delivered, and sometimes one or two short testimonies are borne to the salvation received. It is very interesting to notice from time to time the effects of the hymns and addresses, as indicated by the countenances of those standing around. In many cases there is first a scornful, contemptuous expression, which by degrees gives place to a rather puzzled and inquiring look. Then follows evident interest, deepening into anxiety, and sometimes manifest distress of soul. Then, again, the troubled inquiring look has disappeared, and the countenance appears lit with joy, as the entrance of God's Word has given light, and made wise the simple.

When the address is finished another hymn is given out, and while it is being sung the band of workers begin to move slowly towards the meeting-place, endeavouring thus to persuade those standing around to accompany them. This is usually done twice, and sometimes three times in an evening, and by these efforts a number of persons are always induced to come into the hall, where they again hear the Gospel sung and preached, and where in many cases they remain for personal conversation, with results which are often most cheering. We must not omit to add that these meetings also fulfil a very important function in training workers, both in the preaching of the Gospel and in dealing with the anxious. Indeed, a better training ground for evan. gelists than is afforded in connection with this High Street work can hardly be imagined.

The report from which we quote these stirring facts brims with interest to all lovers of practical evangelistic and mission work. It may not probably be known that Carrubbers' Close Mission is one of the oldest and best known missions in Scotland. The report may be had of the Hon. Secretary, Mr. C. N. B. Muston, 97, Marchmont Road, Edinburgh.

Mildmay Crnference Hall daily at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. :

- Sun. (3rd), 3.30, Mr. P. S. Badenoch : 7 p m., Rev. A. C. Murpby, M.A, D.Lit. Mon. (4th), 11 a.m., Rev. J. Denham Smith and Rev. J. Wilkinson; 7 p.m., Rev. Dr. Sinclair Paterson and Rev. J. Wilkinson ; Tues. (5th), 11

a.m.,

Rev. D. B. Hapkin and Rev. Dr. Edmond; 7 p.m., Rev. James Stephens and Mr. Robert Brown. Wed. (6th), 11 a.m., Rev. W. F. Slater and Rev. R. Mackay; 7 p.m., Rev. P. Carmichael and Mr. Robert Paton. Thur. (7th), 11 a.m., Rev. Gordon Calthrop and Rev. G. A. Bennetts; 7 p.m., Rev. A. Bax and Dr. J. L. Maxwell. Fri. (8th), 11 a.m., Rev. E. A. Stuart and Rev. J. Baron Hart; 7 p.m., Rev. Townsend Storrs and Mr. Finlay Gibson. Sat. (9th), 11 a.m., Rev. E. Brewer and Rev. G. H. Malins ; 7 p.m., Rev. F. A. C. Lillingston, Mr. G. Kirkham, and Mr. P. S. Badenoch ; Sun. (10th), 3.30 p.m., Mr. P. S. Badenoch ; 7 p.m , Rev. P. Carmichael, M.A.

The South London Meetings :-
Metropolitan Tabernacle-Mon., at 7, Rev. J. A. Spurgeon,
Wesleyan Chapel, Brixton Hill—Tuesday, at 7.30, Rev.

Hugh Price Hughes, M.A.
Conference Hall, Clapham Road-Wednesday, at 7.30,

Rev. D. McEwan, D.D. Lecture Hall, Congregational Church, Camberwell Green

—Thursday, at 7.30, Rev. Clement Clemance, D.D. The Schoolroom, St. Matthew's, Church Road, Brixton

Friday, at 7 30, Rev. N. A. Garland, M A. The Schoolroom, Wesleyan Chapel, Lambeth Road

Saturday, at 7 30, Rev. W. Waters. Down Lodge Hall, High Street, Wandsworth, every day

except Saturday, at 4 p.m.- Monday, Rev. C. Spurgeon, jun. ; Tuesday, Rev. E. A, Stuart; Wednesday, Rev. C. A. Fox; Thursday, Rev. Evan II. Hopkins ; Friday, Rev.

Hugh Price Hughes. Among the numerous series of meetings to be held in

various parts of the Metropolis, the following may be

specially mentioned :Exeter Hall (arranged by the Young Men's Christian Association), daily (Saturday excepted), at

1 p.m., conducted by Rev. Dr. Morris, Rev. Charles Moinet, M.A., Rev. Charles Graham, Rev. H. W. Webb. Peploe,

M.A., and Mr. A. J. Arnold. St. Paul's, Onslow Square (Church Room), daily at 5 p.m.,

but on Saturday, at 7.30 p.m. Conference Hall, Eccleston Square, daily (Saturday

excepted), at 11.30 and 8.

Young Women.--Special Day of Prayer for the Young Women's Christian Association.-Lady Kinnaird and the Committee of the London Young Women's Christian Association desire to ask all Christians to unite in prayer for young women on the day when the Evangelical Alliance proposes as a subject

_" Christian Associations for... Young Women,” Wednesday, January 6th, 1886. It is computed that eight hundred young women arrive in London every week; many leave for the Continent and Colonies, and need to know of this and similar institutions for the protection of girls.

Convalescent Homes.

Notices of Books.

ΑΙ
LTHOUGH the cause of Convalescent Homes is very

Among the Olives.-S. W. Partridge & Co.
seldom pleaded in the winter, we wish to appeal now to

Under the similitude of a dream, on an olive-clad slope in your readers for help to carry on our two Homos, one at Rams.

the sunny south, this little book exbibits the different classes gate, for twelve boys, and one at Broadwater, for twenty-six

of Bible readers. Its aim appears to be to impress the necessity girls. It is desirable that both of these Homes should be kept

of uniting prayer with the reading of the Word, that its truths open during the winter, as the change of air is almost equally

may be received and treasured in the heart. beneficent during these months, and we cannot accommodate

The Lives of Mary and Robert Moffat. By their Son, John all our numerous applicants in the summer season. Expenses,

Moffat. (18s.)-T. Fisher Unwin. therefore, continue all the year round, and we feel the burden

The mere title of this book ought to give it a wide circulaof them heaviest just now, when people are least thinking of the

tion among thousands to whom the memory of these devoted necessity of a seaside trip, and least willing to open their hearts

workers in the foreign mission field is sacred. The simplicity and purses to us.

of their habits, the untiring zeal with which they pursued their These Homes are open to all comers, if properly recom.

object-the evangelization and civilization of the Bechuana mended and medically suitable, and cases of slow convales

people are shown in a manner which cannot fail to awaken cence are frequently kept for six weeks or two months. The

or strengthen the interest of every reader in the labours of railway fare must be paid by the parents or recommenders, the

Mary and Robert Moffat. The volume is neatly and strongly weekly payment is decided by the committee, according to cir

bound, and the type very clear. We hope that by and by a cumstances. We have good Christian matrons, and have

cheaper and popular edition may carry this stimulating narraobtained very happy results so far, both as regards the bodily

tive into the homes of the people far and wide. and spiritual welfare of the children. We therefore, confident

Waiting and Working. By A. R. Butler. (1).-Arthur Standing. in the goodness of the cause, ask for assistance to tide us

Just issued this story should be read by all interested in over the next few months. Subscriptions or donations will be

missions, and will prove specially acceptable for reading at gratefully received by the undersigned,

missionary working parties. It is issued in connection with E. A. GLADSTONE,

the Children's Medical Missionary Society, of which Mrs. AULAY MACAULAY,

Butler is Secretary, Mission Room, Blechynden Street, Notting Hill.

Toilers of the Deep (2d. monthly).

We hail cordially this bright little messenger from the sea, presenting as it does interesting stories and pictures of North Sea toil and mission service. It is published by the Mission to

Deep Sea Fishermen, and is designed as a monthly record of Christmas Day with the Tramps

service amongst the trawlers. In these words it states its in Field Lane Refuges. mission.com to aid the hardy, toilsom. Dicep Sea Fishermen, 90 W ,

exposed to peculiarly fierce temptations, who had up to a and the prisoner in the gaol, the tramps and the out

comparatively recent time been strangely overlooked or but casts were entertained at the Field Lane Refuges. Truly a very inadequately cared for; and to do this by familiarizing the "refuge for the destitute," as the homogeneous assembly public, for whom they ply their dangerous task, with their demonstrated. The tramp, the worn-out seamstress, the

arduous, monotonous labours, and many claims, both personal labourer, and mechanic out of work, the pauper from the casual and relative, upon one's warmest sympathies and practical ward, the broken-down tradesman, the decayed professional help.” We heartily wish the little magazine every success. It man,

here met on the one common level of abject poverty. They may be ordered through any bookseller, or had from the had managed to keep clear of the prison and out of the works Mission Offices, 191, Queen Victoria Street, E.C. house, but a more destitute, deplorable set cannot be conceived. Some Important Dont's." By John Wood. (60.)-(John F. They, however, found friends to-day, and some seven hundred

& Co.) of them were supplied with a good hot dinner.

Writing after the fashion of a widely circulated book, Mr. Admitted as they arrived (on presentation of a ticket obtained Wood deals in a pointed and pithy manner with matters conat the Ragged Church service on Sunday last), they were kindly cerning the Christian life and walk. His warnings have reference received and conducted to seats in comfortable rooms, season

to the New Birth, the Word of God, Nominal Christianity, Subably decorated. A short service was held to occupy the time stitution, Justification by Faith, Difficulties, &c.; also the previous to the repast, when homely addresses, with faithful advice preparation and preaching of preachers, the conduct of afterand counsel, were given, an attractive feature of the service meetings; and in short a long list of exceedingly practical being the singing, in which all joined very heartily. About

matters. The book is well worth general attention. Here is one hundred and twenty ladies and gentlemen acted as carvers

but one of its good hints : " Don't take your Christianity from and waiters, and the provisions consumed were four hundred Christians; take it altogether and alone from the Lord and and eight pounds of hot roast beef, six hundred pounds of hot

His Word." plum pudding, seven sacks of potatoes, one hundred and fifty Any of the works noticed in Word and Work may be had of quartern loaves, and seven hundred and twenty oranges.

the publishers, John F. Shaw and Co., 48, Paternoster Row, During the week dinners have also been sent to upwards of London, E.C., post free, for the published price. Full cash five hundred poor families living in the neighbourhood. The discount for general book rders. entire expenses of these entertainments were defrayed by con. tributions specially collected for the purpose.

Children's Aid and Refuge Fund. It is needless to say the dinner was thoroughly enjoyed, and

AY I venture at this season to plead for help on behalf of for the comfort of these poor creatures gave general satisfac

the Children's Aid and Refuge Fund, by means of which tion. Thank God that in Christian England there are those

grants are made towards the maintenance of five thousand to be found who do not forget to send portions unto them for

children in various Homes ? whom nothing is prepared.

Three officers are constantly employed in putting in force the laws relative to the rescue of destitute and neglected children,

They also assist such cases as can only be reached by voluntary Universal Week of Prayer.-From the 3rd to the 10th effort. Neglected childron under six or over fourteen years of of January, 1886, the Annual Week of United Prayer, organized age can, as a rule, only be rescued from physical and moral by the Evangelical Alliance, through the British and its various danger, and prevented from entering upon a criminal career, by foreign branches, will be observed all over the world. This an agency of this kind. movement is continually growing in extent, and there is now Some interesting particulars of how children have been scarcely a country where it is not observed, from the northern saved are given in & small pamphlet which has been limits of Europe to the most southerly points of Africa, and printed for private circulation, entitled Save the Children. again from the distant realms of China and Japan to the West It will be forwarded upon application to the Secretary of the Indies, as well as in the Australian and Pacific groups of fund. islands, wherever Christians are settled. The subjects agreed On behalf of the council I earnestly ask for liberal help to upon include_Thanksgiving, Prayer for the Church and the enable us to continue this good work. We are in immediate Family, for Home and Foreign Miesions, for Nations and want of £2,000 for the purpose. Governments, and for the Christian Life. This general outline Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged by Mr. Arthur covers & wide range of particular topics for prayer, which are J. S. Maddison, the Secretary of the Children's Aid ard Refuge included in the programme issued by the Evangelical Alliance, Fund, 32, Charing Cross, or by to be had of the Secretaries at 7, Adam Street, Strand, London. Leonardslee, Horsham, W. E. HUBBARD, Hon. Sec.

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CHILDREN'S SCRIPTURE UNION PORTION.
Jan. 3rd-John i. 29-39 Jan. 7th-John iii. 1-13
4th-John i. 40-51

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5th-John ii. 1-12

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LIST OF FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
The Evangelisation sooloty lo propared to sond qualifiod Evangelists

to any part of Hagland, Sootland, and Walos apon due notice. Apply

to Hon. Secretary, 21, Surrey Street, Strand, W.C.
Y.M.C.A. (81), Grabochurch Street Branch.-Prayer Meeting,

1.80 to 2.16 p.m. (Sat. ex). Bible Study, Tues., 6.16 p.m. Soldiers,
Fri., 7 p.m. Workers', Mon., 6.30 p.m. Aervice of Song with

Gospel
at Y.M.C.A. Mission Hall, Melior St., S.E., nightly, 8 p.m. Gospel

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Temperance Addresses at George Yard, Whitechapel, Mon., 8.15 p.m.

Classes for rough lads, Mon. and Thurs., at 8 p.m.
Rev. E. Payson Hammond's Forthcoming Missions are: Cam-

den Road Presbyterian Church, 2nd Jan. to 8th Jan.; Kingston-on-
Thames, 9th Jan. to 22nd Jan.; Mrs. Meredith's Conference Hall, Clap-
ham, 23rd Jan. to 6th Feb.; Finsbury Park Y.M.C.A., 6th Feb. to 19th
Feb.; Hampstead Presbyterian Church, 20th Feb. to 5th March ; Rich-

mond, 6th March to 19th March.
Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington Butts, 8.E.-Mre. Allis n will

give a series of Bible Redings every Sunday afternoon at three o'clock.

All ar3 heartily invited.
Mr. Gawin Kirkham's engagements for January :-1, Berger Hall,

East London; 8 and 7, Woodford ; 4, 5, Brighton ; 9, Mildmay Park;
12, Sydenham; 16, 17, 18, Winchester; 19, Eastleigh; 20, Netley ; 21,
Busings oke : 22. Westminster: 25, Aldersgate Street ; 26, 80 ith:nd;

27, King's Cross; 28, Exeter Hall.
Y.M.C.A.., Exeter Hall.-New Year's address by Rev. Dr. Morris, Sun.

day afternoon, Jan. 3rd, at 3.30, for men only. Special mission for
young men, conducted by Rev. Dr. Morris, from Jan. 3rd to 8th, every

night at 8.
Y.M.O.A., 186, Aldersgate Street.-Suoday, at 3.15 p.m., conversational

Bible class; at 7 p.m., Gospel meeting.
Children's Special Service Miss100.-- Mr. W. F. Beagrove and

Mr. Seyler at Upton Chapel Sunday School, Lambeth Road, S.E., Jan.
11th to 15th, at 7.30 p.m. Mr. H. M. Trickett, at Trinity Presbyterian
Church, Notting Hill, Jan, 3rd, at 3 p.m. Mr. Spiers, in London,

assisting Mr. Hammond,
Mildmay conference Hall.-Sunday, Jan, 3rd, 1886, at 8.30, Mr. P.

B.Badenoch; at 7 p.m., Rev. A. O. Murphy. M.A., of Crouch Hill.
Miidmay Mission to the Jews.-Rev. J. Wilkinson's Bible Readings in

Ezekiel every Wednesday evening. at 7.30, in the Ladies' Waiting

Room, Conference Hall, Mildmay, N.
Youths' Institute, Old Pye Street, Westminster (" One Tuo ”

Mission).–Prayer meeting every Wednesday from 1 to 1.30. Con-
ducted by Mr. J. Payne. Ğospel mission service every Sunday evening

from 6.30 to 8.
Bt. George's fall, Langham Place, W.-During January, Mr. Denham

Smith, Sun., 11 and 7, and Wed., at Burlington Hall, at 8 p.m.
House of Rent, 8, Cambridge Gardens, Kilburn Park, N.w:-Friday, Jan.

1st, 1885, “Prayer and Promise Meeting," at 11 a.m and ? p.m. Tea at

6.15. No afternoon meeting. Meetings open to all.
Upper Norwood, Stafford Ious, Tudor Road.- Drawing-room and

young women's meetings erery Thursday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Evangelistio Mission (Onder the direction of C. Russell Hurditch).
Dalston Lane, 103A.-Mr. 8, E. Angel, Sunday, 7 p.m., and Thurs-

day, 8 p.m.
Bignoid Hall, Bignold Road, Station Road, Forost Gato.-Dr. Pop.

ham, Sunday, 1 p.m., and Wed., 8 p.m.
Hammersmith, Upper Mission Room, 180, King Street, -

Messrs. Russell and Brothers (service for the young) on Sunday, at

7 p.m. ; Dr. Popham, Thursday, 8 p.m.
Kilburn Fall. Kilburo Gato (not Town Hall).-Mr. W. Grove, Sun.,

at ?p.m., and Wed., at 7.30 p.m. Watch-night Service, Dec. 31st,

at 10.45; address by Mr. C. Inglis.
Malden Hall, Kentish Town. -Mr. Geo. Hucklesby, Sun., at 7

p.m., and Thurs., at 8 p.m.
Mortlake, Best Mission Hall.-Sunday, 7 p.m.
West Kensington Hall (known as Cadby Hall), Hammersmith

Road, West Kensington.-Dr. Popham, Sunday, at 3; Mr. C.

Russell urditch, Sun., 7 p.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Cauron, Kenslagton Park Road.-Dr. A.

Binclair Paterson, Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Belgrave Presbyterian Churoh (Halkin Street, W.).-Rev. Adolph

Baphir, Sundays at 11 a.m.
Barbioan Mission to the Jowl. -6, Farleigh Road, Stoko

Newington, N. (within 10 minutes by tram from Dalston Junction),
Mr. Warsebawski's Bible Readings in Isaiah, the second Monday in

each month, at 8.30 p.m., tea at 4.30 p.m.
Senana and Medical Mission Bchool and Home, 58, St. George's

Road, B.W.--Bible reading with Prayer every Saturılay at noon, at

which Miss Nugent and Mrs. Orchard kindly preside.
Clapton Hall, Alkham Road, Cazenove Road, Opper Clapton. -Sun.

days, 6.30, Fridays, 7.30.
Strangers' Rest, 163, St. George's Street, Ratcliff Highway, E.-Monthly

workers' meeting, Friday, January 8 h, 1885, tea at 6. meeting at7; special
praise and prayer; Henry A. Mandeville, Esq.(late Lieut. K.N.), will give

à New Year's address.
Camden Town Y.M.C A., Camden Road, N.W.-Special addresses to

young men, by Mr. C. Russell Hurdit :h, on Sunday, Jan. 10th, at 3.15;
Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11th and 12th, at 8.30, and on following

nights by Mr. Henry Bowker.
Stafford Rooms, Tichborne Street, Edgware Road.-Sunday, Jan. 3rd,

at 3.15, New Year's address to young men, by Mr. C. Russell Hurditch.

Jewish Refugees at Artouf.--An Occasional Paper just
issued gives various interesting particulars with regard to the
settlement, and concludes :- The missionary aspect of the
colony is good so far as the people are concerned, all being
anxious to receive instruction, but since Mr. Hanauer's
removal we have not had a suitable man to carry on the work.
I have placed a man there who does some portion of the work,
particularly among the children, but he is not fitted to give in-
struction to the adults, who are all of them anxious to have
some regular teaching. There is much more peace amongst the
people, the agitators and the sticklers for the Talmud having
disappeared amongst those who took their deperture when the
allowances were cut off. Taking all these things into considera-
tion, I am inclined to think that it was God's goodness to us
that caused the stoppage of supplies, and, by reducing our
numbers, got rid of so many disturbing elements. Beginning
afresh with this small number we can work a part of the land,
letting the remainder to the fellaheen, and then, as funds come
in, we can enlarge our numbers, choosing only such as we con-
sider in every way suitable. And so, with God's blessing,
Artouf will yet be a truly Hebrew-Christian colony, and a tem.
poral and spiritual refuge, for many weary souls.

A. HASTINGS KELK.
Bible Flower Mission.-Sickness and death have of late
thinned our ranks; but we do entreat those who are at ease in
Zion, in these perilous times, to shake off their sloth and step
into the place of those who are wearied in the fight, or are
called away for a time by sorrow and affliction. Are there none
who would rejoice at the opportunity of carrying the messages
of God's love and mercy to the dying and the dead? Yes ;
there are many dying who are already dead-dead in trespasses
and sins; to them we beg you to take the Word of Life ere it
be too late--ere the dead soul has escaped from the dying body,
and hope is past. Do you complain you cannot join us because
we do not send out comfort ? We ask, Could Christ Himself give
more comfort than He has conveyed in the words "God so loved
the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life " ?
(John iii. 16.) Is there no comfort' in knowing that in Christ
the penalty of sin has been paid (Isa. liii. 5), that in Him the
power of sin has been destroyed (Rom. vi. 14), the consequences
of sin put away (Matt. viii. 17), and that with Him also God
freely gives us all things ? (Rom. viii. 31, 32.) Such comfort,
then, we take both to sinner and to saint. Conscious of sin,
bowed down with affliction, there is comfort to such in the
blood that cleanseth us from all sin. But to the hardened and
impenitent shall we shun to declare the whole counsel of God;
shall we tell them “the gift of God is eternal life" while we
conceal that “the wages of sin is death"? Sad tales might
we tell you of some who deny any consciousness of sin though
they are suffering its consequences, and, sadder still, of those
who make a boast of crime, and these who will only leave the
hospital for the prison, and God knows what may be their end.
But all praise to our Heavenly Father, who has, by His Holy
Spirit through His Word, convinced such as these of sin, and
of righteousness and of judgment to come, and opened to them
all the fulness of His love in the sacrifice

of His only begotten
Son on the cross for their redemption. The hard, defiant look
has passed away, and the eyes have been suffused with tears,
and a good hope sprung up that there was joy in Heaven before
the angels of God over a repenting sinner.

ANNE DOVE,
Hon. Superintendent Bible Flower Mission,
110, Cannon Street, E.C.

Donations Received.
HOME OF INDUSTRY,- Viss Macpherson desires to acknowledge donation
of 78. 6d. from Sebasti, Worthing.

BAILORS' WELCOME HOME.-Miss Child desires to acknowledge 3s. from
an anonymous donor, for soup suppers.

Sr. Giles' CHRISTIAN Mission.-Mr. G. Hatton desires to acknowledge
28. 60, from D. E.

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