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at Osaka, where Mr. and Mrs. Gordon bave recently joined them. The work of the mission is still one of preparation, mainly, but the brethren are greatly encouraged by the prospect. Anticipating that restrictions which still exist will soon be removed, and the gospel find a welcome among this most interesting people, they urge an immediate further enlargement of their force, that they may be ready for events.

MICRONESIA MISSION. (1852.)

coöperatIVE. AMERICAN MISSIONARIES, -Gilbert Islands. - Rev. H. Bingham, Jr., Missionary; Mrs. Minerva C. Bingham. (Mr. and Mrs. Bingham are now at the Sandwich Islands.)

Marshall Islands. - Rev. B. G. Snow, Rev. J.F. Whitney, Missionaries; Mrs. L. V. Snow, Mrs. L. M. Whitney.

Caroline Islands. Ponape (Pol-nah-pay). — Rev. A. A. Sturges, Rev. E. T. Doane, Missionaries; Mrs. C. H. S. Doane.

In the United States. Mrs. 8. M. Sturges.

HAWAIIAN MISSIONARIES. - Gilbert Islands. -- Tapileuca. - Rev. W. B. Kapee and wife, H. B. Nalimee

and wife. — Nonout, Rev, G. Leleo and wife, T. Kaehuaea and wife. - Maiana, W. N. Lono and wife. MoRes Nankanoelo and wife. -- Apaiang, Rev. J. D. Ahia, Mr. Haina. -- Tarawa, vacant. — Marakei, D. Kanoho. - Butarilan, Rev. R. Maka.

Now at the Sandwich Islands. -- Rev. J. H. Mahoe, Rev. J. W. Kanoa.

Marshall Islands. - Namarik, S. P. Kaaja and wife. - Jeluit, A Marshall Island teacher. – Mille, P. Kahelemauna and wife. - Mejuro, Jeremia, Marshall Island teacher.

Now at the Sandwich Islands. - Rev. D. Kapali and wife, Mrs. Kamealani.

Caroline Islands. - Strong's Island, or Kusaie. Rev. Likiak Sa, native pastor. — Wellington Island Mugil - two Ponape teachers.

The work of this mission now extended to twelve different islands progresses with unabated interest. Mr. Sturges, on his return from the United 'States to his island home, was cheered by the evidence of progress under the supervision of his colleague. A new church edifice of stone, built by the natives, was waiting dedication, and a hundred disciples were ready to be received by him to the fellowship of the church. Not far from four hundred members have been added to the churches on the Island of Ponape within the last two years, and everything seems favorable to making this a centre of evangelization for neighboring groups of islands, by means of natives educated for the work ; but the health of Mrs. Doane is such that she and her husband have already left, as is supposed, and Mr. Sturges has no American associate to aid him in the work. Two new missionaries would find there a most inviting field. The last statistics received give 928 as the number of church-members in good standing connected with the mission, 189 having been added by profession within the year.

DAKOTA MISSION. (1852.) Good WiLL (Dakota Territory). -S. R. Riggs, Missionary: Wyllys K. Morris, Teacher. – Mrs. Annie B. Riggs, Mrs. Martha R. Morris. – Daniel Renville, native pastor. - Three native licentiates.

SANTEE AGENCY (Nebraska). Alfred L. Riggs, Missionary: Frederick W. Hatch, Assistant; Mrs. Mary B. Riggs. — Artemas Ahuamani, native pastor; two native teachers.

Fort SULLY (Dakota Territory). — Thomas L. Riggs, Missionary; Louis Mazwakinyanna (native pastor at Fort Wadsworth). -- One native teacher. -- Out-stations. — Ascension, John Baptist Renville, native pastor. — Long Hollow, Solomon Toonkanshaeehay, native pastor. - Fort Wadsworth (Pastor at Fort Sully).

- Buffalo Lakes, Thomas Allgood, native licentiate. - Bazil Creek, Titus Echadoose, native preacher.

The missionaries among the Dakotas are encouraged by manifest tokens of progress. A new station has been commenced at Fort Sully, on the Missouri River, for the enlightenment of a branch of this large tribe, which has never enjoyed the privilege of hearing the gospel, and it is hoped that to others, also, the same message of life will soon be carried. The older stations are not only prosperous, regarded as isolated fields of Christian enterprise, but they are especially so as nurseries for those who are to engage in evangelistic efforts in the regions beyond. The churches are becoming more compact and stable, apparently, and more deeply impressed with their own responsibilities to those who are still without the knowledge of the Saviour.

CHOCTAW MISSION.

Rev. S. L. Hobbs, M. D., formerly connected with the mission to the Choctaw Indians, at the earnest request of some of that people, has been sent again to labor among them, as a missionary of the Board.

SANTANDER.
Gulick.

William H. Gulick, Mrs. Alice W.

MISSION TO SPAIN. (1872.) BARCELONA. - L. H. Gulick, M. D., Gustavus Alexy, Missionaries; Mrs. Louisa H. Gulick, Miss Harriet Blake.

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Carrying out the design of the Board to enter upon work in nominally Christian lands, the Prudential Committee, near the close of last year, sent Dr. L. H. Gulick and his wife, who had had much missionary experience in Micronesia and the Sandwich Islands, together with his brother, William H. Gulick, and his wife, to Spain. Dr. and Mrs. Gulick arrived at Barcelona, March 6, 1872, where Mr. Alexy has since joined them. Mrs. Gulick soon became interested in a school for girls, which had been begun by Mr. Lawrence. This has now passed to the care of our mission, and under the imme. diate supervision of Mrs. Gulick, assisted by Miss Harriet Blake, an English lady of experience, earnestly devoted to Evangelical labors in Spain. A recent letter from Dr. Gulick announces that he has secured a small room for a chapel, in the northeast part of the city, where the gospel will be regularly preached.

After a careful exploration of the southern and central portions of Spain, Mr. W. H. Gulick has taken up bis residence at Santander, a city of 21,000 inhabitants, on the northwest coast. From the two points thus selected as centers of operation, it will be easy to reach about half the population of Spain, amounting, in 1867, to 16,527,980.

MISSION IN THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE. (1872.)

PRAGUE. – Henry A. Schauffler, E. A. Adams, Albert W. Clark, Missionaries; Mrs. Clara E. Schauffler, Mrs.

Caroline A. Adams, Mrs. Nellie M. Clark. A second station not fully determined.

On the way. -- Walter 8. Alexander, Missionary; Mrs. Constance E. Alexander.

Mr. and Mrs. Schauffler, formerly of the Western Turkey mission, embarked for Austria on the 18th of May. After reaching the field, Mr. Schauffler gave much time and thought to a study of the situation, the religious condition of the country, and the opportunities for evangelical effort. Messrs. Adams and Clark, with their families, sailed on the 5th of October, and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander left New York, October 23, expecting to spend a short time in Italy before joining the other brethren in Austria.

MISSION TO MEXICO. (1872.) GUADALAXARA (Gwä-da-la-hä'-ra. — 275 miles W. N.

W. of Mexico). – J. L. Stevens, David Watkins, Missionaries; Mrs. Edna M. Watkins.

Two young men (one of them married), educated on the Pacific coast, whose sympathies have been enlisted in behalf of the Spanish population in Western and Northwestern Mexico, left California early in October to commence labors in that field.

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REV. PHILANDER O. POWERS.

By Rev. BENJAMIN SCHNEIDER, D.D.

[The death of this excellent missionary was announced in the last number of the Herald, and the following appreciative notice has been prepared by one who knew him well in bis missionary work. Mr. Powers was born at Phillipston, Mass., Aug. 19, 1805, graduated at Amherst in 1830, and at Andover in 1834; sailed from Boston Nov. 10, of the same year, and arrived at Smyrna, Jan. 12, 1835. He was released from the service of the Board in 1862, but reappointed in 1864 and again in 1866. One peculiar and sore trial to himself and his daughter, who had been for some years associated with him in his work, attended his last sickness. That daughter had been absent on a brief visit to the United States, rendered necessary by the illness of another, whom she accompanied to the home land. She was daily expected back, as it became more and more obvious that his death was near. He received all possible care from other mission families, but he naturally longed to see this beloved child once more, and speak last words with her. Horses and attendants were in readiness, and telegrams were sent to hasten her on to Kessab, when she should land from the Mediterranean steamer, but he died a few hours before she reached the house, thus leaving her in special need of human sympathy and Divine support.]

* Including 13 still gupported at the Sandwich Islands.

Including 20 at the Sandwich Islands.

Mr. Powers entered upon the active duties of a missionary in the winter of 1835, when he arrived in Broosa. His missionary life, including two visits to America, is thus spread over 37 years. His career was unusually varied, as he labored not only in Broosa, but in Trebizond, Sivas, Antioch and Kessab, and their vicinity, Oorfa and Marash. In all these places his influence, as a man of earnest devotion to his work, was noticed and felt.

In the language, the acquisition of which is so essential to a missionary, he made such creditable attainments as enabled him to communicate his ideas clearly, and to impress the truth upon his hearers. A distinguished trait of his character was sound sense and excellent judgment. When acquainted with all the circumstances of a case, his opinion could always be relied upon. Not impulsive, but cool and calm, he made up his mind deliberately, and in general, very correctly. This characteristic was especially apparent in one of the spheres of his labor. The circumstances were peculiarly difficult and delicate. Two parties in the church and congregation, for a long time at variance, were to be reconciled. The least misstep, or any hasty and spirited remark, might have set the whole community in motion ; but he was a man of too much prudence to commit such a mistake. He was quick to see his opportunity, and knew when and how to act, and it was, under God, owing greatly to his judicious management, that the way was smoothed for a settlement of the difficulties. Kind and conciliatory both with the missionaries and the natives, while he had his own views, he paid all due respect to the judgment of others. He was able to make allowance for the natives, and could bear with any want of judgment, or any weakness on their part; yet, when it was necessary, be was very firm, and unyielding to any improper demands.

He had a self-sacrificing spirit. This appeared in the readiness with which he left one missionary field, after having become comfortably settled in it, for another. While he was peculiarly appreciative of the comforts of home, he never suffered them to interfere with or keep him from his work at a distance. This noble trait shone with peculiar lustre when he came to Antioch the second time, in 1866. On account of the illness of his wife he had been obliged to return to his native land, and was most happily settled as a pastor, in East Windsor, Connecticut. His people had become very much attached to him. He, too, loved his people, and was very happy in ministering to them. But while thus delightfully settled, the proposition was made to him to return to Antioch, special reasons making it very desirable that he should go. He accepted it, severed those happy relations, and returned to the East alone, with no one to make him a pleasant home, his wife having deceased before this step was taken. Nothing but his self-sacrificing spirit could have led to this result.

The care of Antioch and its out-stations, and the supervision of Oorfa at the same time, involved a great amount of travel. He was obliged to be in the saddle a large part of the time; and every one acquainted with the discomforts of traveling in Turkey well knows how much fatigue it occasions. But, though could say,

already advanced in life, faithful and fearless, he never shrank from these hard. ships.

He had a fine taste for music. This talent, together with his skill in versifying, made him an excellent hymnologist. Preaching in Turkish was first commenced in Broosa. While his associate prepared and preached the sermon, he translated or composed the hymn. In this way a number of good hymns were furnished ; and in fact, many of the best hymns in the Armeno-Turkish are from his pen. How many Protestants, all over Turkey, are daily cheered and strengthened, as they sing the songs of Zion prepared by him! In view of his manifest talent in this direction, his mission had requested him to revise, and by the addition of new hymns to enlarge, the present Armeno-Turkish Hymn Book.

Mr. Powers' life was a checkered one. Three times death invaded his happy family circle, and by removing the wife and mother made it desolate. But in all these trying bereavements, keenly as he felt their severity, he

“ The will of the Lord be done.” Whether it arose from a conviction that his time was short or not, his hearers testify that he preached with unusual earnestness and fervor in his last efforts; and it is believed that these efforts were the means of awakening some sinners and recovering some backsliders.

A life spent as his was, could not fail to insure a peaceful death. In the language of his physician, Dr. Nutting, “ During all his sickness he manifested unwavering faith and cheerful hope — perfect calmness and serenity.” We are not surprised to hear that he uttered that triumphant strain of the great Apostle to the Gentiles, —“I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith,” etc. But characteristically, of himself he added, “ Yet I do not trust to anything I have done for salvation, but only to the atonement of Christ.”

The funeral services were attended by a large number of sorrowing villagers, and his remains were consigned to the grave at the foot of Mount Cassius. There, far removed from the noise and bustle of this world, be sleeps. Dr. Nutting appropriately remarks, “ How fitting it seemed, that after spend. ing a long life in missionary work in Turkey, bis resting from his labors should be at a missionary station, and in a house which he had built; and that the funeral should be in a large and pleasant chapel, the erection of which he superintended.” We feel bereaved in his death ; and many natives scattered over this empire, who once listened to his faithful admonitions, will mourn for him as for a father.

MRS. FIDELIA CHURCH COAN.

A LETTER from Mr. Coan, communicating particulars in regard to the life, sickness, and death, of his excellent wife, is much too extended to be inserted at length in the Missionary Herald, but such extracts as can be given will interest his and her many friends. He writes :

1 Dr. Schneider, Editor.

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