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God's universal love to man shown in the gospel of His Son. We wish Dr. Morison would put a few of the appropriate sections of this work together as a small and cheap tract, to be given to those who are seeking the Lord. This might be done by printing pages 14 to 44, 63 to 94, 115 to 121, inclusive in each case. We are sure it would be very useful.

to “ find fault." Mr. Green thinks the absentees should be counted as part of the school, and efforts made to keep them in training. He is a warm advocate of catechisms, of thorough classification at any cost, and of the continuance of the teaching work through the week. Parents and teachers cannot fail to get many valuable “ hints" and much real "help" from the study of this book.

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Paul's INVENTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN'S

POSSESSIONS. By J. H. Wood, Pailton.

Leicester: Winks & Son. This sermon by our friend Mr. Wood is published by request. It is a glowing description of the Christian's wealth, based on the words of Paul, “All things are yours.” We have read the discourse with much pleasure. It is fitted to produce gladness and joy in the heart of the disci. ple of Christ.

Mr. Wood wishes us to say that the sermon was printed for pri. vate circulation in the district in which he labours, but he will be happy to send from his reserved copies, twelve post free for thirteen stamps, to any friend that may desire to circulate them.

JOE THE GARDENER AND HIS PUPIL. Ву

the Author of “Biddy, the Maid of all

work,” &c. London : E. Stock. A STORY of a holy Scotchman's influence, first over a little motherless girl, the only daughter of the gentleman who employed him as gardener, and next over the master himself. It is a most pathetic and win. some tale, told with touching simplicity, and marked by a high appreciation of genuine Christian excellence.

THE SEVENTEENTH CHAPTER OF John

AND THE VOYSEY PROSECUTION. A Ser. mon preached in the Friar Lane Chapel, Leicester, on Sunday morning, Nov. 20. By the Rev. J. C. Pike. London: E. Marlborough & Co. Leicester : Winks

and Son. An opportune production. It ought to be circulated wheresoever the statements of Mr. Voysey with regard to the Intercessory Prayer of our Lord have gone.

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HINTS AND HELPS FOR TEACHERS AND

PARENTS. By J. Green. Fifth Thousand.

London : Hamilton, Adams, & Co. MR. GREEN has visited more than five hundred Sunday schools belonging to all denominations, observed their excellences and defects, heard from the lips of teachers their complaints, their difficul. ties, and their necessities; and in this volume he undertakes the task of describing the faults of Sunday schools, and sug. gesting remedies for them.

It is a valuable book. It is written by an earnest practical man who is so intent upon his work that he is not by any means afraid

PAMPHLETS AND PERIODICALS RECEIVED.

Appeal-Church-Congregational Miscellany-Good Words - Gilead - HiveJewish Herald-Rainbow-Stamp Collectors' Magazine-Scattered Nation-Sword and Trowel_" Hell and its Torments"Story of a Hundred Years. Part II.Downfall of the Pope, &c.

Church Register.

MIDLAND BAPTIST UNION. THE first meetings of this new organization were held in Nottingham, Nov. 14, and 15. The devotional service was con. ducted in Broad Street chapel, when the Rev. T. Stevenson presided, and brethren W. R. Stevenson, T. Chappell, of Boston, W. Bown, Foot, sen., and S. Cox, offered prayer. The attendance was good, and it was generally felt to be a pleasant and profitable meeting.

On Tuesday morning the friends met in George Street chapel (Rev. W. Woods). Rev. Dr. Underwood read appropriate por

tions of Scripture and prayed, after which the Chairman elect, the Rev. H. Crass. weller, of Derby, delivered a very thoughtful and striking address on “ Christian Union." On the motion of Rev. S. Cox, seconded by Rev. E. H. Jackson, of Ripley, a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Crassweller; after which the Rev. H. M. Foot, of Derby Road chapel, Nottingham, read a paper on “Christians outside the Church.” He began by referring to the undoubted fact that there are members of Christ who are not members of His professing church, and then proceeded to

point out some of the causos of this state In the morning brother Cantrill read of things. The paper was felt to be of so the Scriptures and prayed, and brother useful à character that later in the day a Chapman preached from Ezekiel xxxiv. 29. unanimous request was preferred that it Since the last meeting thirty-one bapmight be printed in a cheap form for cir. tized, forty-five received, three restored, culation among our churches.

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and twelve candidates. teresting discussion took place in which a An application having been made for ad. number of the brethren, both ministers mission into this Conference by friends at and others, joined.

Holbeach who had withdrawn from the At 3 p.m., a report was read by Rev. church at Fleet, and become a union W. R. Stevenson, detailing the circum- church, it was resolved, “ That this Con. stances which had led to the present series ference cannot consistently receive the of meetings; a number of laws were church at Holbeach.” agreed to as the basis of the Union ; Mr. The cordial thanks of the Conference J. S. Wells, of Daybrook, was chosen as were presented to the gentlemen who had Treasurer, and the Rev. W. Woods as served as a committee to endeavour to Secretary. Derby was fixed on

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promote harmonious action between the next place of meeting; the Rev. H. M. friends at Fleet and Holbeach. Foot was selected as President for the Case for the Association, to be considered coming year, and Rev. S. Cox as preacher at next meeting.--" That it seems indis. for next year's evening service. Seven pensable to the efficient discharge of the brethren were also chosen to act as a Com. duties of the Association that more time, mittee in conjunction with the officers of say on Friday forenoon, be devoted to the the Union.

business of the Connexion." A resolution was passed inviting the A Home Missionary meeting was held Leicestershire Baptist Association to join in the evening, when addresses were dethe Union ; and the General Baptist livered by brethren J. C. Jones, Staddon, church at Walsall, represented on this oc- Jolly, Barrass, &c. casion by its pastor, the Rev. W. Lees, was The next Conference is to be held at at once received.

March on the first Thursday in June, 1871, It was agreed to recommend to the and brother Bott, of Sutterton, is to be favourable notice of the churches the the preacher. WILLIAM ORTON, Sec. Freeman newspaper at its reduced price; and a strong wish being expressed by several brethren that the newly-formed

CHAPELS. Union should undertake some work of evan. SPALDING COMMON— New Chapel.-On gelization, the matter was referred to the Oct. 30, the opening services of this new earnest and serious attention of the Com- General Baptist chapel were held. Two mittee.

sermons were preached by the Rev. J. C. At half-past five the business session Jones, M.A. The chapel was crowded closed. Tea had been provided in the both times, and many were unable to gain Derby Road school-room; and at half-past admission. On the Monday following seven there was a public service in Mans- there was a public tea. All the trays were field Road chapel, when the Rev. T. Goadby provided gratuitously. The public meetpreached a carefully prepared and interest- ing was presided over by E. P. Maples, ing sermon from 1 Cor. xii. 447.

Esq. Mr. J. T. Alton, the Hon. Sec., read The attendance at all the meetings was over the statement of accounts, which good; the weather without was charac- showed the chapel was free from debt. teristic of November, but the spirit within The Rev. J. C. Jones, M.A., Messrs. Shar. was hearty and genial, and the universal man, Godsmark, and Limmer, addressed feeling seemed to be that a beginning had the meeting. The collections and probeen made which augured well for the ceeds of the tea amounted to £12 148. 4 d., future of the Union.

which will go towards the furniture of the chapel. The cost of chapel and land is

£245. It will accommodate over two CONFERENCES.

hundred people. The next LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE FLECKNEY.— The chapel here having CONFERENCE will be held in Wellington been closed four Sabbaths for repairs, &c., Road chapel, Todmorden, on Wednesday, was reopened, Oct. 30. Mr. W. D. Smith, Dec. 28. Morning service at eleven o'clock. of Leicester, preached on the 31st. More Preacher, the Rev. I. Preston, of Halifax. than sixty friends sat down to tea, and th JAMES MADEN, Secretary. Rev. J. C. Pike preached in the evening.

The entire expense incurred was over £26, The LINCOLNSHIRE CONFERENCE was and the subscriptions, &c., amounted to held at Spalding, Nov. 10. A large num- £9 15s. 1d. The church here having deber of representatives were present. clined considerably within the last twenty

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years, has now ceased to exist as a distinct church, and has united as a branch with the church in Friar Lane, Leicester. It is hoped that through the divine blessing on our united efforts the work of the Lord will revive in our midst.

NORTHALLERTON.—The chapel anniver. sary was held, Oct. 9, 1870. Rev. W. Gray, of Birchcliffe, preached. Next day we had a tea meeting. 263 sat down. Addresses were given at the public meeting which followed by Revs. W. Gray, W. Best, B.A., W. Grant, H. R. Masham, &c. In July last a harmonium was purchased and placed in the chapel; and Rev. W. Gray made that the subject of an address which was so interesting that he was requested to forward it to our Magazine.

NANTWICH.—The anniversary sermons were preached to excellent congregations in the Town Hall by the Rev. E. K. Everett, on Sunday, Nov. 6.

SCHOOLS. SPALDING.-Nov. 13. Preacher, Rev. J. H. Atkinson. Collections, £11 2s. 10fd. Public tea and meeting on the 14th. Addresses by Revs. J. C. Jones, M.A., J. H. Atkinson, J. Bevan, Messrs. Godsmark, Sharman, and Moore.

AUDLEM On Sunday, Nov. 20, the opening services in connection with the new school and lecture room took place, when two

were preached to crowded congregations by the Rev. G. Needham, of Burnley, who also delivered a lecture on Monday, 21st, upon “ Mary Queen of Scots."

suffers considerably, and our Societies and Institutions also, through not having more churches in London to receive those members of our faith and order who come up from the country. Will not our friends help, then, in this effort to establish another centre of Christian influence ? In June last we raised somewhat over £420 towards the sum we then solicited. We hope to get some six or seven hundred pounds by our next anniversary. This Bazaar is part of our plan. Some friends have kindly promised aid. Will they and others send their articles as soon as they can, but not later than the 23rd of Dec.

CARRINGTON.-The annual sermons on behalf of our Benevolent Society were preached, Nov. 13, by the Rev. J. Felstead and Mr. W. Start. The report shewed receipts for the year, £17 158. 6d.; distributed amongst the sick poor, without regard to sect, £17 48. 11d.; balance in treasurer's hand, 10s. 70.; total number on the books, 51; visits paid to the same, 510; deaths, 8; none without a ray of hope; and some who, before visited by the society, were strangers to the blood of Jesus Christ which cleanses from all sin, passed away assured of acceptance with God through faith in His Son. About thirty have been partially or fully restored to health, some of whom now regularly worship with us, and the remainder are still under our care. Collections, £2 3s. 6d. An interesting feature in the days proceedings being an addition of 5s. to this sum, in the form of a donation, from the parish clergyman, Rev. J. G. Wright, M.A., attesting at once the catholicity and generosity of the donor, and the high estimation in which the society is held.

OSMASTON ROAD LOCAL PREACHERS' Asso. CIATION (Derby), held its third annual meeting, Oct. 18. Rev. T. Goadby, B.A., in the chair. The report was received, and officers appointed, and then a discussion took place on “the best method of making the weekly meetings agreeable and instructive."

J. SMITH, Sec. WEST VALE.-The second examination having taken place at the day school by Her Majesty's inspector, the report shows a decided improvement on last year in the teaching and the per centage of scholars passing. The amount of the grant this year is £86 48. 2d.

REV. B. HACKETT will close his ministry at Macclesfield shortly. His address is Bridge Street, Sutton, Macclesfield.

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RECOGNITION SERVICE. J. J. GOADBY.- On Wednesday, Nov. 16, à recognition service was held at Wind. mill Street, Gravesend, on the acceptance of the pastorate by Rev. J. Jackson Goadby, of Leicester. A. Whibley (in the absence of Rev. Johnson Barker, LL.B., of New College chapel) presided. Rev. A. Sturge, of Dartford, offered prayer; and addresses were given by Revs. W. Frith, Bexley Heath; J. M. Camp, Eynsford ; J. Jackson Goadby, W. Guest, Gravesend ; A. Sturge, ånd G. W. Shepherd.

MISCELLANEOUS. PRAED STREET CHAPEL BAZAAR.-It is intended, as the advertisement on the cover of this Magazine states, to hold a Bazaar, at the beginning of next year, towards the funds of the new chapel at Westbourne Park. More than a generation has passed since the number of General Baptist churches was increased in London. Every year our denomination

BAPTISMS. ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH.-Nov. 16, five, by C. Clarke.

COVENTRY.-Aug. 3, three; Nov. 6, ten, by H, Cross.

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RECEIVED FOR THE WIDOW AND FAMILY OF REV. T. MEE.

£ 8. d. Amount already acknowledged

68 15 6 Per Alderman Wilkinson

Mr. W. M. Grose, Stoke-on-Trent 5 0 0

Postage Stamps, Loughborough 0 7 0 Per Rev. J. CliffordMr. E. Cayford, Praed Street

0 5 0 Miss S. Allen

0 5 0 Mrs. B. Jones, Fern Bank, T'imperley, Manchester

1 6 0 Per Rev. G. Hester Mr. J. Hiller

0 5 0 Mrs. Mawbey

0 10 0 Per Rev. T. W. MathewsSympathizing Friends

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CRABTREE-GREENWOOD.—Nov. 12, at the Baptist chapel, Shore, by the Rev. J. Maden, Mr. James Crabtree, of Carr. springs, to Miss Mary Ann Greenwood, of Kitsonroyd, Stansfield.

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Obituaries.

LAWTON.-James Lawton, brother of the Rev. J. Lawton, Berhampstead, was born July, 1830, at Buckton Castle, near Staly. bridge, and died at Bottoms, near the same place, October 7, 1870. At the close of his life he might well have used the words of Jeremiah, “ I am the man that hath seen affliction." From early youth he was frequently a sufferer. This possibly restrained him from entering into those frivolities and excesses to which many young persons devote their youth and vigour. The training also which he received from his watchful and anxious mother was calculated to induce a thoughtful and steady course of life; so that at an early age he became serious. No very striking incidents marked his conversion to God. The spiritual change was gradual and quiet in its development. At about eighteen years of age he began to attend the ministry of the Rev. J. Sutcliffe, then pastor of the General Baptist church at Stalybridge. The word was made a bless. ing to him. He sought and found the way of peace, and became attached to the place and people. His Christian earnest

ness now became visible; for although suffering from lameness and living a distance of two miles from the chapel, his attendance was marked in its regularity, not only at public worship, but at the ex. perience meetings, to the great gratification of the pastor. His spirituality grew by these means, and in the early part of the year 1850, he was baptized and received into the fellowship the church, where he endeavoured to be useful by helping the Sunday school and the choir. In 1852 he removed to Wymeswold to take charge of a British school there. His conduct here was so exemplary that his pastor wrote to a friend, “Would to God we had many like him." Circum. stances led to the giving up of this school, when he returned to his native place; but after a while returned to Leicestershire, and took charge of the British school at Coalville. Here he was active in various ways, to the utmost limit of his strength, in promoting the cause of Christ. His health was not sufficient for the school, which he had to resign, but he was so interested in the work of the Lord, that he

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devoted all the little strength he could spare to the Sunday school and the church. In 1868 he was elected a deacon most cordially, but all could see that his health was giving way and that his career would be short. His fuiling health induced him to remove to the scenes of his early life, where he gradually sank. After a painful and somewhat lengthy affliction, in which he realized much divine consolation and some specially cheering tokens of the divine favour, he felt the hour of his de. parture had come. Looking at his friends as if desirous to say something, he was asked what he wished to say. He replied, “ The end, the end!” and then calmly passed away. He leaves a widow and an only child to breast the waves of life without him. May the “Father of the fatherless and the Judge of the widows in His holy habitation" help them. His funeral sermon was preached at Coalville chapel, on Nov. 6, by his last pastor, Rev. W. Salter, to a congregation that cherishes his memory with great respect.

W. SALTER.

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touchingly displayed in the case of our departed brother; and his mourning family and friends have reason to believe that in him this blessed readiness was realized. His life has been one of stead. fast Christian piety for at least twentyeight years. He was trained in the nur. ture of the Lord. Having apprenticed himself in 1839 to a saddler at Boston, he attended the ministry of Mr. Mathews, from whom he derived much spiritual good, and to whom, consequently, he was strongly attached all the rest of his life. He was united to the church there by baptism, in December, 1842. In 1852 he went to reside at Gosberton, became a devoted teacher in the Sunday school, was several years superintendent, and became a deacon in the church. Our brother was one of thousands of happy instances of the power of heart religion to brighten the mental faculties by inward self thought, and by blameless integrity and diligence to improve a man's worldly condition. He showed that “godliness is profitable to all things.” We saw in his earthly history that it has the promise of the life that now is; and we trust that, on his removal from earth, he has gone to experience that it has also the promise of the life that is to come.

LONG.-Sep. 23, 1870, at Gosberton, Mr. Thomas G. Long, aged 49 years. Both his death and his life are full of instruction to all who survive him. His death, in the middle stage of life, was affectingly sudden. With his usual readiness and zeal he had taken a very active part in the anniversary tea party on the Monday before, and continued in his ordinary health till Thursday evening, and went to bed perfectly well, About an hour after. ward he was seized with a violent pain in his head, accompanied by sickness. All the doctor could do was in vain. In six hours he lost all consciousness, and before noon he expired. If meetness for the heavenly inheritance depended on a conscious wel. coming of impending death, and on such a readiness to die as implies a total loss of all desire to live and an abandonment of every plan of action, very few but those who are worn out with age or sickness, or who as martyrs for Jesus are ordered for execution at a certain hour, could be be prepared to leave this world for another. But, happily, there is such a thing as habitual" preparedness. And how im. portant, how indispensable this is, is

WILCOX – Nov. 10, at Sawley, William Wilcox, aged 20 years. He was brought to Christ in early life. He united himself in Christian fellowship with the church, and remained a consistent member until death. At the beginning of the spring of this year symptoms of disease appeared. Gradually he faded away. His sufferings, though at times intense, were borne with Christian patience. Seeing his mother weeping on account of his sufferings, he said, “ Christ is helping me to bear them all, and He will lay no more upon me than I can sustain.” He left a very pleasing testimony behind that he is gone to be with Christ, which is far better.

JONES-Oct. 23, Martha, the beloved wife of the Rev. J. A. Jones, departed this life full of joy and peace in believing.

ERRATUM.-In the list of Obituaries last month, page 346, Fagg should be Tagg.

CLOSING WORDS FOR 1870. MY DEAR FRIENDS,—The journey on the suggestion of some necessary counsels which we set out with mingled fear and as to the future. The high aims with hope at the beginning of this year is which we started have not been forgotten, rapidly ending, and this our twelfth and and the rules laid down for our comlast interview for 1870 may fitly close with panionship have been observed to an en. a few parting words about the past, and couraging degree. Some whose presence

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