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The Orissu Conference.
159 senr., on selling tracts and gospels. The And at Khoorda, subject not to the Secretary to reply.
Conference but the Auxiliary Mission, 11. Desirableness of having a tract on
Sbem Sahu and Sanantani, assistant. Popery felt. No minute adopted.
4.-Salary of Haran increased one 12. Educational works in Oriya much rupee per mensem. needed.
5. — Application for increase from
Makunda Sahu not entertained. Two (a.) Great regret was expressed at the paucity of our supply of educational other applications from this brother left
with brother Brooks. works, especially that we have no copies of Dictionary in English and Oriya, or Oriya and English.
IX. TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS. (6.) The Conference expressed its The Treasurer's accounts for different satisfaction on hearing that brother Mil- Societies were examined and passed. ler bad prepared copy for English and Oriya Dictionary, and if the brethren in X. REPORT, CORRESPONDENCE, &c. charge of the press can see their way
1. The Secretary to edit the Indian clear to print it, we shall warmly approve.
Report, as usual. (c.) Brother Brooks requested to de
2. Brother T. Bailey to send a report vote his attention to the preparation of of this Conference to the Freeman and an Oriya and English Dictionary.
Nonconformist, also to Morning Star and (d.) We think it highly desirable Christian Freeman in America. to have as soon as practicable other 3. An interesting report given by school books, especially on geography brother Bailey of his visit as our repreand arithmetic.
seutative to the meeting of the Northern
Orissa brethren. VIII. NATIVE PREACHERS.
4. Brother J. L. Phillips's letter to 1. Tbe following met with us at one
be answered by the Secretary. Re
solved, - That we are much gratified to of our sittings :—Preachers, Sebo Patra, Pursua Rout, Kombbo Naik, Jagoo
learn that our representative, brother T. Roul, Paul Sing, Makunda Das, Shem
Bailey, in connection with Shem Sabu Sahu, Haran Das, and Makunda Sahu.
and Kombho Naik, added greatly to the
interest of the meeting at Santipore ; Students, George Das, Anunta Das, and
tbat we heard with satisfaction of a dele. Bhobanee Sahu. Scripture Readers or Assistants, Ram Chundra, Bhikari,
gate being appointed by them to attend Narain, and John Jenna. Prayer was
this Conference, and regret that through offered by Sebo Patra and Pursua.
unavoidable circumstances the appointMuch information was given the brethren
ment could not be fulfilled; and that we
are much interested to hear that brother on the business of Conference, and their opinions were solicited on various points.
J. L. Phillips hopes, if God permit, to
attend our next Conference. 2. Thoma having unhappily fallen
5. The Secretary reported his corinto sin, his name was erased from the
respondence with J. Mardoch, Esq. list. The chairman to write a suitable
Letter read from Rev. T. Goadby, letter to the church at Northgate, Louth,
B.A., respecting contributions from informing them of this unhappy cir
Orissa to the Centenary Bazaar. The cumstance.
object was warmly sympathized with, 3. The following arrangements adopted and it was hoped that a general box as to stations for the year :-
would be sent. Berhampore and Padre Pella.—Tama, 7. The Secretary to acknowledge the Bhobanee Mahanty, Rama Chundra, and recent contributions to the Mission Narain.
Library by Major H. D. B. Smith. Piplee.-Damudar and Makunda Das. The reports from the several stations Bonamalipore.-Makunda Sahu. were given at the close.
Cuttack. - Sebo Patra, Ghanushyam, The next Conference to be held at Kombhoo, Jagoo, Ram Das, and John Cuttack, and the sermons to be preached Jenna.
on the 1st or 2nd Sabbath in November. Macmillanpatna.- Parsua.
The first Oriya sermon to be preached Choga.-Paul.
by brother Tama Patra; the second by Khundittur.-Haran.
the brother who may be the delegate from the Northern Orissa Mission ; Addresses were delivered by Tama, brother Miller in case of failure. The Paul, Shem, and Makunda Das. English sermon by brother T. Bailey. The Lord's supper was administered
Other arrangements for Conference : on the 13th, when the Oriya address The examination of students and Scrip- was delivered by Ghanushyam from ture readers to be before the sittings of
1 Cor. xi. 26; and the one in English Conference. Brethren Brooks and Bai- by brother Miller, from Psalm cxvi. 12. ley to examine the students; brethren The attendance at all the Oriya services Buckley, Miller, and Taylor to examine was very considerable. the Scripture readers. Suitable native
In behalf of the Conference, brethren to be united with the mis.
WILLIAM MILLER. sionaries in both examinations. Agreed,—That we think a brief daily
A GOOD EXAMPLE. service during the sittings of Conference
Ar a missionary breakfast in connection very desirable.
with the London Missionary Society at The chairman closed the Conference
Leicester a few days ago, a gentleman by solemn prayer.
present forwarded a note to the chairThe public services of this Conference
man in which he suggested the desirablecommenced on Lord's-day, Feb. 6th. ness of increasing the scale of annual Brother Kombho Naik preached in the contributions the Society, and offered morning from Matt. ix. 38; brother to subscribe five pounds a year if nine Taylor in the afternoon from Matt. v. 16; other gentlemen would do the same. and brother Buckley in English in the The challenge was speedily accepted, and evening from Matt. xvi. 18.
before the meeting terminated the names On Thursday evening, Feb. 10, the of fourteen gentlemen were enrolled as native missionary meeting was held. subscribers of five pounds a year each, Babu D. R. Rout presided. Prayer was thus making a considerable addition to offered by Sebo Patra aud Jagoo. the income of the Leicester Auxiliary.
FOREIGN LETTERS RECEIVED.
March 18, to April 18, 1870.
£ s. d. Arnold 0 15 6 Rothley
2 12 1 Billesdon 14 6 5 Ruddington
2 13 1 Burnley Lane 4 125 Stantonbury, for Orphan...
0 19 6 Carlton 1 0 5 Walsall
32 14 3 Coningsby 9 5 0 Wolvey
14 15 10 Daybrook
1 16 0 Derby, ary's Gate, Juvenile
10 00 Fleckney...
0 19 4
SACRAMENTAL COLLECTIONS FOR WIDOWS' Hinckley
3 2 0
AND ORPHANS' FUND. Hitchin 8 0 0 Barton
1 12 6 Hoveringham 8 16 6 Coningsby
070 Hucknall Torkard 5 10 0 Fleckney
0 1 8 Langley Mill...
1 0 0 Leake and Wymeswold 22 12 8 Hucknall Torkarä*
0 6 0 Leicester, Archdeacon Lane 0 10 0 Hurstwood
0 10 0 London, Major Farran 4 0 0 London, Commercial Road
1 2 6 Longford... 10 0 0 Lougborough, Woodgate
2 0 0 Maltby 11 15 3 Louth, Northgate
1 5 0 New Basford... 7 12 0 New Basford.
0 14 0 Nottingham, Broad Street
52 10 5 Nottingham, Broad Street
38 11 5
0 7 1 Stoney Street
33 7 10
0 Prospect Place
7 7 6 Wolvey Eldon Street, Sneinton 0 12 6 Wymeswold
1 10 0
0 10 0
Subscriptions and Donations in aid of the General Baptist Missionary, Society will be thankfully received by T. HILL, Esq., Baker Street, Nottingham, Treasurer; and by the Rev. J. C. PIKE and tho Rev. H. WILKINSON, Secretaries, Leicester, from whom also Missionary Boxes, Collecting Books, and Cards may be obtained.
GENERAL BAPTIST MAGAZINE.
OUR CENTENARY ASSOCIATION-THE PROSPECT.
The forthcoming meetings connected Periodicity is almost a universal law. with the Centenary of the New Con- It shines in the heavens above, is nexion of General Baptists must written on the earth beneath, and necessarily have a unique interest. sounded forth in the surging waters In addition to the ordinary attrac- under the earth. The stars illustions of the annual gathering of the trate it in their courses, and the ministers and representatives of the trees in their blossom and fruit. churches, the circumstance of this Flowers obey it in their vernal being our Second Jubilee Year will beauty, and birds in their melodious lend additional charms and wider
song. Home life is richer and range to our recollections of the past, sweeter by conformity to it, and and clothe with superior power our even vast empires cannot escape its preparations for and anticipations of grasp. It is everywhere.
« All the future. The time is eminently things by season, seasoned are to
, favourable to useful reflection, cor- their just praise and due perfecdial thanksgiving, heroical effort, tion.” Civilization and calendars go careful readjustment of our institu- together as summer seas and melting tions to meet the altered conditions ice. Nations, like families, have that surround us, and to bold and great festal days when the heart is effective plans for increased useful- stirred with patriotic feeling, and a ness in days to come.
lagging faith in political virtue is It is not without reason that we quickened in its beat by the vision meet from year to year.
These of the memorials of the “fathers of general assemblings every successive liberty.” Nor has religion, which June are in perfect harmony with rejects nothing that can minister to all the instincts of human life, the human good, failed to introduce teaching and example of Scripture, amongst its recipients the healthy and the actual necessities of our practise of remembering at approChristian and church experience. priate periods, "all the way the Lord
In the beginning,” God set lights hath led us." Moses told the Hein the firmament of heaven to divide brews to look at life as in God, and the day from the night, and said, at all its details, painful and plea“Let them be for signs and for sea- sant, in the wilderness and in Egypt, sons, and for days and for years." as under His direction : and the Nature is a well constructed piece ordinances of the year were so arof admirably arranged clock-work. ranged as to rouse the sluggish heart
VOL. LXXII.-NEW SERIES, No. 6.
to think of the miracles He wrought "closer than their breathing, nearer in Goshen, and of His wonders in the than hands and feet.” land of Ham. The Passover was a And surely since our double Jubiyearly moving panorama recalling the lee crowds into itself the memories events of the
years of oppression and of a hundred years; and the vast of the night of freedom. Pentecost stores of a century of heavenly offered the first sheaf of harvest to God power and grace wait to be called in joyful acknowledgment of His forth by thought and directed by claim on the whole : and the Feast of winged words, it shall be as Tabernacles, like our Centenary As- multitude of them that believe come sociation, blended together thankful together” that our hearts shall burn reminiscence and adoring praise. within us with new love to the Lord Dark and dread was the day to Christ, and we shall “ go from the Jews when these festivals were strength to strength" in our endeaslighted, and the “ tribes of the Lord vours to promote the glory of His came not up to the testimony of kingdom. Zeal for His house will Israel, to give thanks unto the name reach a higher pitch of intensity. of the Lord.” Individual virtue Enthusiasm will be baptized into His lost its fire. Domestic devotion love. Personal religion will thrive as smouldered and decayed. Worship we feel that we are one body,” one faded away. God was forgotten. The brotherhood, engaged in a common sympathetic stimulus of gathered service for God and men. Convicmultitudes crowding the temple tions of duty will stand forth to the gates, and the rousing force of a mind with more sharpness of outline, vigorous review of past deliverances and the boldness that flags in secret, were wanting, and therefore the peo- and cowers before some tempting ple gradually lapsed into idolatry. Peter, who fain would dissuade us Nor till the revival of the national from going up to the Jerusalem of passover celebrations by some wise self-sacrifice because we must“ suffer religious reformer as Hezekiah or many things of the elders, and Josiah did lethargy give place to ac- chief priests, and scribes, and be tivity, and death to life. But as in killed ; -will mount with the occaunbroken troops they came again sion as we are reminded that the from every part of the land, and "third day we shall be raised again.” shared in the common memories of May it be when the day of our CenIsrael's history, and the common tenary is fully come, and we are all worship of Israel's God, they felt gathered together with one accord themselves warming anew with love in one place, that the Holy Ghost to the God of their fathers, and with shall fill the place where we are sitresolution to serve and obey Him. ting, and endue us with power to go They were brought nearer to God forth as His witnesses to the ends of because they were nearer to each the earth! other in brotherly sympathy and The records of "A Century's common dependence. They forgot labour for the Lord” will deservedly their isolation, and escaped out of occupy a prominent place at these the stifling gloom of their selfishness meetings. Dan Taylor will live as they rose into the pure atmosphere again amongst us. His indomitable of a national act of adoration and zeal, irresistible pluck, and uncon praise. Individual piety was re- querable zest for work will shame newed, like the youth of the eagle. our lazy droning life, and force us The fire of devotion was rekindled to attempt greater things for God. on the domestic hearth. Worship The Barton preachers, though dead, blossomed into beautiful promise will speak to a larger audience from again, and once more God was their graves than ever listened to Our Centenary Association—the Prospect.
163 them while here. The sublime early progress and the basis of their courage and patient faith of those
subsequent and enlarged prosperity, brave souls who planted a colony for How the work thus commenced Christ in the very strongholds of has grown, what errors have been Hindoo superstition and idolatry committed, what institutions have will bid us beware of even seeming been born and nurtured into manto take our hands from the plough hood, and what are our present after having driven it through much needs, will not all this be faithfully of the hard and rocky soil of the recorded in the chronicles of this East.
"The dead but sceptred Centenary year ? monarchs who still rule our spirits But after all, the best way of from their urns" will hover about us honouring the dead is not to build as we commune together of the ways up their sepulchres but to finish of the Lord, and unitedly say to us their work. Woe to those who rear from the excellent glory, “Quit you a lofty monument to David and like men. Up from your indolence. crucify David's Son and Lord! We Quick! Time is short. Eternity register the results of past
efforts so opens its gates. Men are perishing. that we may direct and increase the The Lord is at hand.”
energies of the church for the future Sitting under the shadow of the with a surer aim and to larger issues. tree our fathers planted we cannot Two things now demand our attenforget the day when a few of them tion: the perfection of our organiwent forth with mingled fear and zation as a body of believers, and a faith sustained by the feeling of fuller baptism into the evangelizing supreme loyalty to Christ, to pre- spirit. In the processes of dispare the soil and secure the pro- integration that are coming up pitious dews of heaven. We must amongst us those churches will stand look in upon that little company the safest and render the largest gathered at the old meeting-house service which combine unity of faith, in Church Lane, near Commercial effort and life, in such a manner as Road, London, to form the New to support the weak, guide the CONNEXION of General Baptists.erring, protect the exposed, and Strongly averse to the doctrines gather together the whole religious maintained by the leading men of power of the community, and at the the Old Assembly with regard to same time leave the largest allowable the Person and Work of Christ; and margin for the free action of the dissatisfied with the spirit that separate churches represented in reigned amongst
them—apparently a such an assembly. Disunion will cold, critical, and disputatious spirit, be weakness to a far greater extent indifferent to personal religion and than it has been, and therefore if we evangelical enterprise-Dan Taylor are wise and understand the needs and the Barton Baptists and a few of the times we shall perfect our others felt that they must go back organization in all its parts, so that at once to the faith and practise of while it allows free scope for the the General Baptists of 1611, and fullest life, it shall at the same time to the Christianity of apostolic put up barriers in the way of retrotimes. They took the name of gression, nurse into strength the “ Free Grace” General Baptists, and feeblest'infant life, and gather up put in the front the absolute necessity the fragments of religious power so of personal and experimental reli- that nothing is lost. Now our orgion, and of the revival of primitive ganization, though not perfect, is Christianity, and found in their
our vantage ground, and we must practical aim, Christ-honouring creed not on any account forego it. Some and intense life, the sources of their who probably do not understand us