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coming together of so many into one place in this island without a Christian teacher; professedly for worship, all that might be while in India, China, Africa, and other said or done would not harmonize with our parts of the world, hundreds of thousands ideas of refinement and culture. Still, continue wrapt in idolatry and superstiwith all the imperfections cleaving to them, tion, to most of whom God in his provithe congregation have had but one faith, dence has opened a wide and effectual one baptism; a general unity bas marked door, and given free access to the missiontheir services, from that attended by Her ary of the Cross. Majesty the Queen in the Palace, down “We are told proselytism is not the to the assembly of poor, dirty, half-clad object sought. Why, then, come where natives in some outlying far-off district. sufficient accommodation and a ministry And now, after a service of more than is provided for those who are willing to fifty years, when the London Society bas attend worship? Why, then, try to influgiven this people a language, nurtured ence those known to belong to another and cared for them through a long and communion ? What means the following bitter persecution, has been honored of extract from the opening sermon, as reGod in the removal of an effete heathen- ported by the natives ? — •It is as if three ism from the Hova dominions, is supply- persons presented themselves to your soving them with ministers, teachers, and a ereign; the one having so many adornliterature, and bas provided sufficient ments, so much lace, so many jewels, and accommodation for worshippers, these being withal so bombastic as to set bimself people, whom God has given that Society above the sovereign; the second being unas seals to its ministry, - I say it with clotbed, and consequently disgusting the deep regret, these people are to be sovereign; the last having just what is disturbed with the controversies which comely and proper to secure acceptance trouble the Protestants of the Western with the sovereign. The first,' said the world — are to be initiated or instructed preacher, represents the Roman Cathin doctrines they cannot understand. olics; the second, the London Mission;
“ I have been led to pen these remarks and the last, ourselves. We have just by the fact that the Society for the Prop- what is right and proper to secure acagation of the Gospel' has thought it wise ceptance with God.' I do not vouch for and honorable to infringe on the general the entire accuracy of this quotation ; it principles which have hitherto regulated is in the main correct." missionary societies in their efforts to convert the world to Christ, and to place one of their missionaries in this capital city. True, their mission on the coast has not been a very successful one, probably be
(From the Boston Daily Advertiser.) cause of the Ritualism practiced, and the
MR. CHARLES NORDHOFF's paper on frequent absence, on account of health the Sandwich Islands, in
“ Harper's and other causes, of the resident mission. Monthly" for August, presents a clear ary. This may, in some measure, account view of the astonishing changes that have for their seeking to plant Ritualism in the been wrought in the character of the incapital. A temporary building has been habitants within the life-time of persons erected, and on Saturday, December 7, it living. It was in 1820 that the first miswas opened for worship. It is not sur- sionaries landed there. The people were prising so small a place should have been then savages, living in nakedness, misery, filled at the dedication service. The sur- and ignorance. Thirty-three years after. prise is this, that a great society should wards the American Board ceased giving consider it worthy of itself to be so eager aid to the churches there, 1 on the ground for the converts, or to interfere with the that the islands were christianized. The labors of another old, established, success. sum expended for the accomplishment of ful mission, in this little central province 1 This statement is not quite correct. -ED. of Imerina, when there are whole tribes MiSSIONARY HERALD.
THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.
this work by the American churches, was observed its close connection with the $903,000. Now the Islands not only sup- foreign missionary work, and says he is port their own churches, but support an in- persuaded that if the world is ever to be dependent missionary organization which converted we must raise up an army of sends out missionaries to the other islands missionaries in our Sunday-schools, which of the Pacific, and translates the gospel is a strong argument for employing Saninto the language of other Poylnesian day-school missionaries to gather all the tribes. There is reason to believe, Mr. children into them. He is personally conNordboff says, that the natives of these versant with several cases of foreign misislands are to-day the most generally edu- sionaries who were converted in Sunday. cated people in the world. Those who schools, and there first led to consecrate cannot read and write are a very small their lives to their present work. Among percentage of the whole. In all the towns, these are a missionary to China, one to and many of the country localities, there the Pawnee Indians, one to Africa, and are substantial church buildings of stone one who has been for many years a mis or wood. Education is compulsory, the sionary in Syria, whose feet have stood on schools being bandsomely supported by a Mount Zion, and who has taught a mis special tax of two dollars on every voter, sion-school on Mount Lebanon, and has besides an appropriation from the reve- preached on the ruins of Nineveh. More nues of general taxation. The Hawai- than forty years ago he came, a little boy ians are not unmindful of their debt to the without shoes or coat, wearied by a walk United States, and in many ways testify of four miles, into a small school organized their profound gratitude for the service by a missionary of the American Sunday done them. Conspicuously, during the School Union on an Illinois prairie, and war, was their feeling shown, and the peo- was there converted, and conceived the ple are as well acquainted with its course idea of preaching the gospel. and incidents as the average American. Do superintendents and teachers sufThe Islands furnished to the Union army ficiently urge upon the hearts of their a brigadier-general and major, besides scholars the claims of the kingdom of several line officers and over a hundred Christ, and of a world lying in wickedprivate soldiers, and they contributed to ness and moral ruin ? the funds of the sanitary commission a sum exceeding the amount given by any one of a majority of our own States.
MOTHERS OF MISSIONARIES. Some of these facts have been often pub. lished, and perhaps as often forgotten;
A MISSIONARY of the Board in Westbut when the matter is seriously consid
ern India writes (July, 1873): “My dear ered, the wonderful conversion and civili. mother passed away to the heavenly home zation of this nation will not fail to be in April. Mr. Howland, of Ceylon, had acknowledged as one of the marvels of an aged motber in C. who died two years this century of progress.
ago. After her death my motber wrote me, that they had had, for a long time, a concert of prayer daily, at two o'clock,
P. M., for their missionary children. They SUNDAY-SCIIOOLS AND FOREIGN MISSIONS,
were both aged and infirm, lived two (From the Sundry-school World.)
miles apart, and seldom saw each other, It was recently stated by George H. but there was a true concert of prayer Stuart, in a public address, that eleven every day. After Mrs. Howland's death, foreign missionaries had gone forth from mother wrote, “I feel lonely now as the the Sunday-school of the First Reformed hour of two comes round.' My mother Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. had long been in feeble health, and in her A. W. Corey, who has been in the mis. lonely room she was able to do but very sionary work of the American Sunday little except to read and knit, often doing School Union for over forty years, bas both at the same time; and the avails of
ber knitting have, for many years, gone
The Directors of the London Migchiefly to the American Board. She said sionary Society have sent their Secretary, it was a pleasure to earn something her- Rev. Dr. Mullens, and Rev. John Pillans, self for the good cause. The amount could a member of the Board, as a Deputation not have been large, and did not I pre to visit the important mission field in sumo very much increase the sum total Madagascar. The Deputation left Loncontributed in C., but according to the don, on the way to Madagascar, July 2. Master's reckoning, I doubt not they were There are now in Japan, as stated put down among the larger contributions." by Dr. Hepburn, about 30 Protestant
missionaries : 7 Presbyterian ; 4 Dutch
Reformed ; 5 Congregational ; 4 AmerBENEVOLENCE AT THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. ican Episcopal ; 2 Baptist ; 2 English
The last Report of the Hawaiian Board Episcopal; 2 American Methodist ; and gives as contributions from the churches four ladies connected with the Woman's for the year: “For foreign missions (in
Union Missionary Society. cluding about $453 from Micronesia),
Japan is not open for the residence $5,792.63 ; home missions, $78.90; for of missionaries, or of other foreigners, exTheological Seminary (from foreigners, cept at the seven open ports. $1,007, natives, $1,597.47), $2,604.47;
The Directors of the Japanese Col. Incidental Fund, $2,273.73; total, $10,
lege have forbidden the teaching of moral 849,73.”
science, because that teaches Christianity. “There is not one church,” it is said, They have also given public notice that “that has not contributed something; and
none of the students can attend service on it must not be forgotten that the above the Sabbath, or visit the missionaries. An sum is only a part of what has been edict has also gone forth from the Gov. given by these churches. If what has ernment, prohibiting the further employ
ment of missionaries as teachers. been raised for pastors' salaries, building churches, supporting Sabbath-schools, aid
The edict proclaiming the Sabbath ing the poor, and various other purposes
as a day of rest in Japan, says a missionbe added, the whole amount for the year the announcement that foreigners might
ary, was soon entirely discarded. And would exceed $30,000.”
reside in the interior was with a condition to which no foreigner is willing to submit
that they should be under Japanese GLEANINGS.
laws. The Roman Catholic Association, There is but one native Protestant for the Propagation of the Faith, reports church in Japan, — at Yokohama, with its income from different countries for the thirty members. Among the native Chrisyear 1872, as follows: “From dioceses of tians there are said to be several highly France, 3,660,195f. 7c.; Alsace and Lor- intelligent men, of deep and earnest piety, raine, 186,947f. 61c.; Germany, 353,448f. who pray and labor for the evangelization 20c.; Belgium, 348,6031. 220.; Spain, 31,- of the people. 081f. 70c.; British Isles, 137,931f. 13c.; Tbe Shah of Persia was memorial. Italy, 345, 763f. 9c.; Levant, 32,797f. 23c.; ized, when in England, by the British and Netherlands, 97,239f. 61c.; Portugal, 41, Foreign Bible Society, in behalf of Nesto784f. 28c.; Russia and Poland, 1,024f. 53c.; rian and Armenian Christians, and Jews, Switzerland, 54,215f. 58c.; different coun- in his dominions — that they might be protries of the North, 600f. ; different dioceses tected in the enjoyment of religious freeof Asia, 12,859f. 58c.; different dioceses of dom. In reply he stated, by his secretary, Africa, 27,940f. 25c.; dioceses of North that, “ Persecution in Persia on religious America, 201,418f. 38c.; dioceses of South grounds is unknown. Complete toleration America, 63,028f. 69c.; different dioceses exists throughout the country, and His of Oceanica, 5,764f. Total for the year Majesty is equally solicitous for the wel1872, 5,602,645f. 1 5c.” About $1,120,529. fare of all his subjects”!!
and at the invitation of Kamehameha III. From New York, for Liverpool, Au- accepted the position of recorder and ingust 27, Rev. E. W. Jenney, and Mrs. terpreter to the Government, an office Kate M. (Thrall) Jenney, of Galesburg,
somewhat similar to that of Secretary to Illinois, on the way to the European
the King. When Lord George Paulet Turkey mission; Rev. A. W. Hubbard,
took possession of the Islands, in 1843, Dr. of Cameron, N. Y., and Mrs. Emma R. Judd was appointed one of the Joint Com(Spencer) Hubbard, of Corning, N. Y.,
mission, to represent the king; but soon for the Western Turkey mission; and resigned the office when he found the Miss Corrinna Shattuck, from Framing
Commission bent on abrogating the saluham, Mass., for the Central Turkey mis- tary laws restraining licentiousness and sion.
crime, which had lately been established. From New York, for Liverpool, Sep
When Admiral Thomas restored the sovtember 6, Rev. E. C. Bissell and wife, who ereignty to Kamehameha III., July 31,1843, are to join the mission to Austria. Mr. Dr. Judd was invited by the king to ore Bissell left his pastorate of the Congrega
ganize a Ministry, which he did by selecttional church at Winchester, Mass , to en
ing R. C. Wyllie to be Minister of Forgage in the missionary work.
eign Affairs, himself Minister of the InteFrom San Francisco, September 1st, rior, and John Ricord, Attorney-General. Rev. John L. Atkinson, and Mrs. Carrie This was the first Cabinet the Hawaiian G. Atkinson, from Earlville, Iowa; also Governmeut ever had. In the following Mrs. Clara Doane, of the Micronesia mis year, 1844 or 1845, the Cabinet was insion.
Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson are to join creased to four Ministers, and he took the Japan mission, and Mrs. Doane, who the portfolio of the Finance Department, has been in California, is to join her sis- which he held till 1853. In 1849, he acter, Mrs. Davis, in Japan, in the hope of companied the then Princes Liholiho and finding the climate there as favorable to Lot to Europe, to make new treaties, and her health as that of California.
endeavor to settle the difficulty which occurred with France in that year. The ten years during which he beld office were probably the stormiest decade in the mod
ern political history of Hawaii, and it reAr Newark, N. J., May 18, Mrs. Ma- quired a man of the firmness of Dr. Judd tilda S. Whiting, widow of Rev. George to steer the frail ship of state which had B. Wbiting, formerly of the Syria mission been launched on a stormy sea. To his (who died in Syria, in 1855). “After a tact and wisdom, aided by bis associates, severe and trying sickness of four weeks, Wyllie, Richards, Ricord, Lee, and Anshe passed quietly and peacefully away, drews, are the Hawaiian people indebted trusting, as she had for many years trusted, for the admirable system of constitutional in her Saviour."
government then established, and which At Lincoln, Nebraska, August 31, after has secured peace and quiet for over thirty an illness of two weeks, Mrs. Susan R. years. When he entered the service of Little, wife of Rev. Charles Little, for the king and organized for him a governmerly of the Madura Mission, India. ment, he found him incumbered with a
At Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, July load of debt, paying exorbitant interest. 12, “suddenly, while sitting in his chair," By a system of prudent economy and rigid Dr. G. P. Judd, aged 70. The “ Hawai- circumspection, he paid off these debts, ian Gazette" says of him : "Dr. Judd was and established for the Hawaiian Gov. born at Paris, N. Y., April 23, 1803. He ernment an enviable financial reputation, came out under the appointment of phy. which it has preserved to this day. To sician to the American mission, arriving him, more than to any other man, living bere with the second reinforcement of mis or dead, belongs whatever bonor is due sionaries, in March, 1828. In 1842, he for our present national credit, as well as resigned his connection with the mission, for many of the substantial improvements
in the city. But it was as a citizen, and off, who knew him best, he was looked a warm friend of the Hawaiians, that his to as a faithful counselor, and loved as a influence for good was felt most. Among father.” the older natives, now rapidly dropping
DONATIONS RECEIVED IN AUGUST.
15 00 Aroostook county.
Kennebunkport, 1st Cong. ch. and Lincolo, a friend, 80 00 HO.
10 00 Cumberland county.
South Berwick, Rev. Alcan Tobey,
10 00 Gorham, Cong. ch. and so. 12; &
York, 1st Cong. ch. and so.
18 00--63 00 friend, 15;
27 00 Lewiston, Pine st. Cong. ch. and so. 100 00
1,547 99 New Gloucester, A. C. M. Foxcroft, 25 00 Portland, 2d Parish Society (of wh.
NEW HAMPSHIRE. from W. W. Thomas, to const. Mrs.
Cheshire co. Conf. of Ch's. George MARY R. WOODBURY, H. M., 100),
Kingsbury, Tr. 156; Plymouth Cong. ch. and so.
Keene, 2a Cong. ch. apd so. 14; annual coll. 118.75, m. e. 33.76, to
William Haile, to const. WILLIAM const. EDWARD P. BROOKS, H. M.,
H. HAILE, H. M., 100;
114 00 152.51 ; State st. Cong. ch. and
Nelson, Cong. ch. and so.
11 50 80. m. c. 8.39; Nathaniel Brown,
Swanzey, Cong. ch. and so.
14 50 5;
86 50 Pownal, Cong. ch. and so.
Winchester, Cong.cb. and so. 17.68; South Freeport, Cong. ch. and so. 25 50
J. C. S., 3;
50 68-227 18 West Auburn, Cong. ch. and so. 83 00
Grafton county. Yarmouth, Cong. ch. and so. 70;
Bristol, 1st Cong. ch. and so.
10 00 Mrs. Mary Chase, 1st Cong. cb.
Hanover, Cong. ch. in Dartmouth and so. 10;
80 00-685 40 College, 225; a friend, 10 ; 235 00 Franklin county.
Littleton, Cong. ch. and so. 107 00 Strong, Cong. ch. and for Erz
Lyme, Cong. ch. and so. 86.61; T. room Station, 6 00 L. Gilbert, 1;
37 61 Hancock county.
Orford, Cong. ch. and so.
30 00—419 61 Amherst and Aurora, Cong. ch. and
Hillsboro co. Conf. of Ch's. George 80. 4.30; Rev. H. S. Loring, 7.70; 12 00
Goff-town, Abel Maoning,
10 00 llallowell, Cong. ch. and so.
100 00 Greenfield, Union Cong. ch. and so. 50 00 Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.
Hollis, Cong. ch. and so., to const. Bath, Winter st. Cong. ch. and so. 76 37
Noal FARLEY, H. M.
78 50 Boothbay, 24 Cong.ch, and so. 22 00
Manchester, Franklin st. Cong. ch. New Castle, Cong. ch. and so.
and so. 183.58; One who loves the Topsham, Cong. ch. and so.
283 58 Woolwich, Cong. ch. and so. 18 00–145 34 Nashua, 1st Cong. ch. and so. 259 75 Oxford county.
New Ipswich, Cong. ch. and 80. Sumner, Cong. ch. and so. 25 50 m. 0.
25 75 Penobscot co. Aux. Soc. E. F. Duren,
Pelham, Mrs. H. Wyman, 25; a Tr.
35 00 Brewer Village, Cong. ch. and so.
Peterboro, Union Evan. Society, 25 00 m. c.
84 91-824 89 Holden, Annual contributor,
600—36 25 Merrimac co. Aux. Soc. Piscataquis county.
Boscawen, Cong. ch. and so. 82 45 Brownville, Cong. ch. and in
Canterbury, Cong. ch. and so. 10.71 ; part,
15 71 Foxcroft and Dover, Cong. ch. and
Franklin, Cong. ch. and so.
17 61 Garland, Cong. ch. and #o.
Pittsfield, John L. Thorndike, 20 00 Monson, Cong. ch. add so.
20 50-54 45 Salisbury. Cong. ch. and so. 5; a Somerset county.
6 00 Skowhegan, Cong. ch. and so., add'l, 600 Warner, Cong. oh. and so.
30 00 Union Conf. of Churches.
West Concord, Cong. ch. and so. 26 00—197 77 Brownfield, Cong. ch. and so. 7 12
Rockiogham county. Hiram, Cong. ch. and so. 4; Miss
Auburn, Cong. ch. and so.
7 09 Jameson, l; a friend, 10;
Candia, Cong. ch. and 80., to const. Lovell, Cong. ch. and so.
Rev. GEORGE E. LOVEJOY, H. M. 59 00 Waterford, Mrs. Lacy, deceased, and
Epping, Cong. ch. and so.
89 14 H. E. Douglass,
15 00—-44 85 Greenland, Cong. ch. and so. 70 10 Waldo county:
Kingston, Cong. ch. and so. 7.75; Sandy Point, Cong. ch. and so. 19 09
Jacob Chapman and wife, 6.25 ; Searsport, 1st Cong. ch. and so. 49 25-68 34 M. R. F. P., 2;
16 00 Washington county.
Newmarket, Cong. ch. and so. 22 85 Calais, 1st Cong. ch. and so.
Northwood, Cong. ch. and so. 27 25 East Machias, HERDERT HARRIS, con
Stratham, Cong. ch. and so., to constituted H. M., by amounts previ
stitute SARAH M. POTTLE, H. M. 69 00—310 43 ously received.
Strafford county. Milltown (St. Stephens), Cong. ch.
Center Harbor, Cong. ch. and ro. 19 25 and so.
Dover, Belknap Cong. ch. and so. 11 00 Princeton, Cong. ch. and so. m. o. 20 00—286 86 Sanbornton, Cong ch and so. 28 00