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recently on a visit to the United States. The last annual meeting of the mission was one of great interest, and in connection with a meeting of three days, for conference with native pastors, preachers, and lay brethren, which preceded it, awakened feelings of warm gratitude and lively hope in the minds of all present. The difficulties which had existed for some time, between Protestant brethren and the missionaries at the capital, seem to have given place to harmony and cordial coöperation, and the brethren hope they have entered upon a new era.
Statistical returns give twenty-three churches, with a total membership of nine hundred and eighty-three. The additions by profession for the year were ninety-three. At Nicomedia there has been a very pleasant state of religious feeling, and several of the stations report a promising degree of Christian enterprise, effort, and benevolence, on the part of native pastors and churches. The theological seminary at Marsovan has 18 pupils — 5 in the senior and 13 in the junior class. The students labor in various fields during the winter vacation, as preachers or teachers, making themselves, in many cases, very useful. There are also training classes at several stations, making in all 55 students in training for evangelistic work. There are 36 pupils in the girls' boarding-school at Marsovan, and 15 in Miss Clarke's school at Broosa. The “Home” school at Constantinople is starting well, giving promise of much usefulness. The number of pupils in common schools is 1,886; the whole number of registered Protestants in the mission field, 5,039 ; and there are believed to be now many signs of promise outside of the Protestant community.
CENTRAL TURKEY MISSION. (1847.) garet Trowbridge, Mrs. Jennie H. Perry, Mrs. J. L. (Around the northeast corner of the Mediterranean.) church, Baron Avedis ; nine teachers. - Six out-sta
Coffing, Miss Mary S. Williams. — Native pastor, 2d AINTAB (Ine/tab.- About 90 miles E. N. E. from tions, with one pastor, one licensed preacher, one teach. Scanderoon). - Henry Marden, C. C. Thayer, Mission er, and one other helper. aries; Mrs. Mary L. Mardin, Mrs. Mary F. Thayer,
ANTIOCH (30 miles south of Scanderoon). - Lucien Miss Myra A. Proctor, and Miss Charlotte L. Noyes, - Native pastors, 1st church, Baron (Mr.)
H. Adams, Missionary: David II. Nutting, M.D., Pny. probably Simon ; 24 church, Baron Krikore; one other ordained
sician; Mrs. N. D. Adams, Mrs. Mary E. Nutting, Miss
Harriet G. Powers. - Pastor, Baron Harootune; one prencher and seven teachers. - Thirteen out-stations,
teacher. - Nine out-stations, with one pastor, three with five pastors, two licensed preachers, and sixteen
licensed preachers and five teachers. teachers.
Now in England. -T. C. Trowbridge, Missionary. MARASH (Mah-rahsh', - About 90 miles N. E. from Scanderoon). - Giles F. Montgomery, Henry T. Perry, In this Country. - Miss Mary G. Ilollister, Miss SaMissionaries, Mre. Emily R. Montgomery, Mrs. Mar rah L. Wood.
This mission has been deeply afflicted by the death of Mr. Powers, on the 3d of October last; and ill health has constrained Misses Hollister and Wood to return, for a time at least, to the United States. Miss Wood will not probably be able to resume labors in Turkey; Miss Hollister hopes to do so. Mr. Trowbridge is now absent from the field, hoping to secure funds for the proposed college at Aintab. Miss Noyes, from Binghamton, N. Y., sailed October 5 for Turkey, probably to join this mission.
The general work of the mission has been much as in former years. In Aintab “ the leaven of truth is quietly extending its influence in every direction.” Marash has been favored with a good degree of special religious interest, but has sustained a great loss in the death of pastor Murad, of the First Church. Antioch was largely destroyed by an earthquake on the 3d of April last. In several cases, churches or chapels have been built or improved, at station, and out-stations. There are 23 churches in the field,
with a membership of 1,868, and 15 native pastors. Registered Protestants number 7,746. The theological school at Marash has 28 pupils, and three boarding schools for girls reported 93,- at Aintab, 53; Marash, 28; Antioch, 12. The pupils of the theological school have been faithful not only as students but as Christian workers, and have labored not in vain. Woman's work for woman has been found very encouraging, with the field more and more open.
EASTERN TURKEY MISSION.
Bush. - Pastor, Mardiros Shimavoniah ; one licensed
preacher, eight teachers, and two other helpers. — (1835, at Trebizond.)
Out-stations, fourteen pastors, – at Arabkir, ChoonBIT-LIS' (near Lake Van, about 300 miles S. E. of koosh, Divrik, Haboosi, Haini, Heusenik, Hoghi, l100Trebizond). - George C. Knapp, Missionary: Mrs. Al eeli, Hulakegh, Ichme, Malatia, Mashkir, Palu, Shezioa M. Knapp, Miss Charlotte E. Ely, Miss Mary A. C. pik, and Diarbekir ; seventeen licensed preachers, forty Ely. - Pastor Simon - ; two teachers. - Out-sta one teachers, and forty-one other helpers. tions, one pastor, two licensed preachers, twelve teach
MAR-DIN (About 150 miles S. E. of Harpoot).ers.
Alpheus N. Andrus, Theodore S. Pond, Missionaries; ERZ-ROOM' (150 miles S. E. of Trebizond). - M. P. Mrs. Louisa M. Andrus, Mrs. Julia H. Pond, Miss Olive Parmelee, M.D., Royal M. Cole, John E. Pierce, Mis L. Parmelee, Miss Isabella C. Baker. - Pastor, Georgias sionaries; Mrs. Julia Parmelee, Mrs. Lizzie Cole, Mrs. Hadaia ; three teachers. -Out-stations, three pastors, Lizzie A. Pierce, Miss Cyrene 0. Van Duzee, Miss Mary - at Sert, Cutterbul, and Mosul; one licensed preachM. Patrick. - One licensed preacher, iwo teachers, and er, five teachers, and eight other helpers. one helper. - Out-stations; two pastors at Trebizond and Cheremeh ; four licensed preachers, ten teachers,
VAN (Vahn. - At the eastern end of Lake Van). — and one other helper.
Henry S. Barnum, George C. Raynolds, M. D., Joseph
E. Scott, Missionaries; Mrs. Helen P. Barnum, Mrs. HAR-POOT (Har-poot, guttural H. - About 175 miles
Martha E. Raynolds, Mrs. Annie E. Scott. S. of Trebizond). - Orson P. Allen, Crosby H. Wheeler, Missionaries ; Mrs. Caroline R. Allen, Mrs. Susan A. In this Country. — Herman N. Barnum, MissionWheeler, Miss Harriet Seymour, Miss Caroline E. ary; Mrs. Mary E. Barnum, Mrs. Kate P. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott have joined this mission within the year, and, after long delay, the cherished plan of the mission for occupying Van has been carried out. In other respects not much change is to be reported. Very considerable religious interest was experienced at Harpoot and several villages early in the year, and reports of visits to out-stations in other portions of the mission field have been cheering. The churches are now 28, pastors 23, members 1,181; added within the year, on profession, 107; licensed native preachers, 27; registered Protestants, 6,686, pupils in theological schools and classes, 70, in female boarding schools, 84, in 115 common schools, 2,983. “ The Protestant churches and communities are growing more stable, better educated, and more capable of self-government; and sifting processes are going on, which may seem like retrogression, but which are really important agencies of progress.” The happy influence of the women of the mission, in their work for women, is abundantly manifest.
MAHRATTA MISSION. (1813.
(WESTERN INDIA.) BOMBAY (Bom-bay'). -- Charles Harding, Missionary; Mrs. Elizabeth D. Harding. - Vishnu Bhaskar Karmarkar, native pastor; Sháhú Dáji Kukade, editor of “ Duyanodaya”; one teacher.
AMEDNUGGUR (Ah-med-nug-ur. - About 140 miles E. of Bombay). - Samuel B. Fairbank, Lemuel Bissell, D.D., Missionaries: Mrs. Mary B. Fairbank, Mrs. Mary E. Bissell, Miss Harriet S. Ashley. - R. V. Modak, Kasam Mahamadji, Gargaram Waghchaware, native pas. cors; sixteen helpers, five Bible-women, and four female teachers, at station and out-stations.
RANOORI (Rah-hoof-ree. — About 25 niiles N. w. of Ahmednuggur). - (In charge of Mr. Fairbank.) Waniram Ohol, Vithu Bhambal, Jayaram Barasé, native pastors; ten helpers, at station and out-stations.
KILOKAR (Kho'-kúr. — About 35 miles N. of AhmedDuggur). - (In charge of Mr. Fairbank.) - Sayaji Sawairátwad, native pastor; eight helpers.
WADALE (Wħd-ah-ly. - About 25 miles N. E. of Ahmedguggur). — (In charge of Mr. Fairbank.) - Lakshaman Sāluve, Mahipati Anakáipagar, Haribá Gaiakawad, pastors; one licensed preacher, twelve helpers, and four Bible-women.
SATARA (Sat-tah'-rah. -- About 120 miles S. E. of Bombay). — Richard Winsor, Missionary ; Mrs. Mary C. Winsor. — One licensed preacher, five helpers, and three Bible-women.
BHUINJ (16 miles from Satara). – S. R. Wells, Missionary; Mrs. Mary L. Wells. – Two helpers.
SHOLAPOOR (Sho-lah-poor'. - About 125 miles 8. E. of Ahmednuggur). - Charles R. Park, William H. Atkinson, Missionaries ; Mrs. Anna Maria Park, Mrs. Calista Atkinson. -- One licensed preacher, six helpers, and three Bible-women.
In this Country. — Allen Hazen, William Wood, Henry J. Bruce, Missionaries; Mrs. Martha R. Hazen Mrs. Elizabeth P. Wood, Mrs. Hepzibeth P. Bruce.
Messrs. Hazen, Wood, and Bruce, with their wives, have been constrained, recently, to come to the United States, on account of ill health, leaving the mission very seriously reduced in numbers. Mr. Hazen had completed the work of revising and carrying through the press a new edition of the Marathi Bible. Much effort is made, not by the missionaries only, but by native pastors and helpers, to bring the truth to bear upon the minds and hearts of the heathen population. When Mr. Bruce left for America, many of the native brethren at his station declared their determination to accept the responsibility laid upon them, and to prosecute the work, if necessary, without the aid of a missionary; "for it is fitting that we should labor for the good of our own countrymen.” The number of additions to the churches was small (37) during the last year reported, but many members of the churches seem to have been quickened to new life and zeal. There are 23 churches with 605 members, 11 native pastors, and 3 licensed preachers. The schools are much as heretofore; special efforts among women are continued, several “ Bible women” being employed; and the missionaries feel that the truth is making an impression upon many minds, and look hopefully to the future.
MADURA MISSION. (1834.)
(SOUTHERN INDIA.) MADURA (Mad/-u-ra. - 270 miles S. W. of Madras). -- John E. Chandler, Missionary; Henry K. Palmer, M. D., Physician; Mrs. Charlotte H. Chandler, Mrs. Flora D. Palmer, Miss Elizabeth Sisson. - A. G. Rowland, John Cornelius, native pastors; eight catechists, three readers, eleven school-masters, and five schoolmistresses.
DINDIGUL (Din'-de-gul. - 38 miles N. N. W. of Madura). - Edward Chester, M. D., Missionary; Mrs. Sophia Chester. – A. Clarke, native pastor; eleven catechists, nineteen school-masters, and three schoolmistresses.
TIRUMANGALAM (Tir'-00-mun'-ga-lum. - 12 miles S. W. of Madura). - James Herrick, Missionary ; Mrs. Elizabeth H. Herrick. – G. Vethanayagam, native pastor ; fourteen catechists, eight school-masters, and two school-mistresses.
TIRUPOVANAM (Tir/-00-pool-va-num. — 12 miles S. E. of Madura). – William Tracy, D. D., Missionary: Mrs. Enily F. Tracy: - Four catechists, four school-masters, and one school-mistress.
MANDAPASALAI (Mun'-da-pa-sah'-lie. 40 miles S. S. E. of Madura). -(In charge of Mr. Herrick.) Mrs. Marth, 8. Taylor, Miss Martha S. Taylor. - D. Christian, M. Eames, native pastors ; eighteen catechi ts, one reader, twelve school-masters, and four school-mistresses.
MELUR (Mail'-oor. — 18 miles N. E. of Madura). —
Thomas S. Burnell, Missionary ; Mrs. Martha Burnell. - Five catechists, five school-masters, and one schoolmistress.
PERIAKULAM (Peri-i-a-kool-lum. 45 miles W. N. W. of Madura). — (Iv charge of Mr. Rendall). - C. Williams, E. Seymour, A. Savarimuttu, native pas. tors; eighteen catechists, twelve school-masters, and two school-mistresses.
BATTALAGUNDU (Bat/-ta-la-goon'-400, -- 32 miles N. W. of Madura). -- John Rendall, Missionary : Miss Mary E. Rendull. - P. Dyream, W. A. Buckingham, native pastors ; nine catechists, one reader, eleven school-masters, and one school-mistress.
MANA MADURA (Mah'-nah Mad'-u-ra. — 30 miles S. E. of Madura). — Seven catechists, one school-Dias
and one school-mistress. PULNEY (Pull-ney. – 70 miles N. W. of Madura). (In charge of Mr. Chester.)-- Vethamuttu, native pastor ; seven catechists, ten school-masters and one school-mistress.
PASUMALAI (Pus/-u-ma-lie. — 3 miles S. W. of Madura). — (In charge of Mr. Herrick.) – A. Barnes, native pastor ; one catechist, oue reader, two teachers in the training and theological school, two in the girls' seminary, and one school-master.
In this Country. – Joseph T. Noyes, William B. Capron, George T. Washburn, Missionaries : Mrs. Elizabeth A. Noyes, Mrs. Sarah B. Capron, Mrs. Eliza E. Washburn, Mrs. Charlotte E. Pentield, Miss Sarah Pollock, Miss Rosella A. Smith.
Sivagunga and Kambam are not now reported as stations, having been united by the mission with other station fields. Miss Sisson, from New London, Conn., has joined the mission and gives promise of great usefulness. Mrs. Penfield has returned to the United States. Miss Pollock and Miss Smith have also been constrained, by failing health, to retire from the field, and Mr. and Mrs. Capron, after fifteen years of labor in India, have come on a visit to their native land. There are now 13 native pastors in this field, and the results of their labors are very gratifying. The Native Evangelical Society is doing a good work, and to previous objects of benevolence the native Christians have added a Bible and Tract Society. Little progress, it is reported, appears from year to year in the condition of the churches,
but on looking back over a period of several years the advance seems cheering. There are 27 churches, with 1,485 members, and of these, it is said, one hundred and fifteen are intelligent enough to conduct divine worship on the Sabbath in the absence of the catechist, to the profit of the audience. One hundred and twenty are spoken of as exerting themselves to some extent for the conversion of their neighbors or countrymen. The number added during the year was 117. In itinerating labors, by missionaries and helpers, during the year, 1,535 villages were visited. Six Bible women are employed. In the department of education, there is a theological school with 21 students, a girl's seminary with 43, seven station schools with 162, 9 station day schools, 3 Hindu girls' schools, and 81 village schools, with 2,006; in all under instruction, 2,232.
CEYLON MISSION. (1816.)
(District of Jaffna, North Ceylon.) BATTICOTTA. - Eurotas P. Hastings, Missionary; Mrs. Apna Hastings, Miss Hester A. Hillis. — Benjamin H. Rice, native pastor ; one licensed preacher, one catechist, three teachers for training and theological school, thirteen school-teachers, and two helpers.
PAN'DITERIPO. --(In charge of Mr. Howland.) - Two catechists, seven school-teachers.
TILÄLIPALLY. - William W. Howland, Missionary; Mrs. Suran R. Howland. -- Augustus Anketell, native pastor ; two catechists, eight school-teachers.
00'DOOVILLE. - Levi Spaulding, D. D., Missionary; Mirs. Mary C. Spaulding, Miss Eliza Agnew.- One catechist, three teachers for boarding-school, three school-teachers.
MANEPY (Man'-e-pai). (In charge of Mr. Howland.) – Samuel F. Green, M. D., Physician ; Mrs. Margaret W. Green. -- One catechist, two teachers of medical class, five school-teachers, and one helper.
CHAV/AGACHERRY. William E. De Riemer, Missionary; Mrs. Emily F. De Riemer. - Thomas P. Hunt, native pastor; one catechist, five school-teachers, and one helper.
00'DOOPITTY. - Thomas S. Smith, Missionary: Mrs. Emily Maria Smith, Miss Harriet E. Townshend. - D. Stickney, ordained native preacher; two catechists, two teachers in girls' boarding-school, six school-teachers, and one helper.
In this Country: - John C. Smith, Missionary; Mrs. Mary C. Smith, Mrs. Caroline Z. Sanders.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith have been constrained by ill health to return to the United States. The mission feels deeply its enfeebled condition. Three specially encouraging facts are reported — a deeper interest in some of the churches in the Sabbath schools; special effort at evangelization by some of the churches; and an increase in benevolent contributions; nine of the eleven churches having made a decided advance. The membership of the churches numbers 562 ; the additions during the year were 41. . The training-school, now in charge of Mr. Howland, at Tillipally, has 25 pupils. Mr. Howland has also a small theological class. There are 53 pupils in the boarding school for girls at Oodooville, and 27 at Oodoopitty. Dr. Green has a medical class of 11. Sixty-six vernacular schools, with 3,243 pupils, are now under the care of a “ Board of Education,” relieving the missionaries from much care.
FOOCHOW MISSION. (1847.)
(Southeastern China.) Foochow (Foo-chow'). – City Station. — Charles Hartwell, Missionary ; Mrs. Lucy E Hartwell, Miss E. Ada Claghoro.-One native preacher, three other helpers.
Nantai (Nan-ty'). - Suburban Station. Simeon
F. Woodin, J. E. Walker, Missionaries; Dauphin W.
In this country. - Lyman B. Peet, Caleb C. Baldwin, D.D., Missionaries; Mrs. H. L. Peet, Mrs. Harriet F. Baldwin.
Mr. Baldwin, whose wife was already in the United States, has found it necessary to come himself. One new missionary, Rev. J. E. Walker, son of Rev. Elkanah Walker, formerly of the mission to the Indians in Oregon, and Miss E. A. Claghorn, have joined the mission. The native Christians are showing new interest in efforts to reach their countrymen. Two new churches
have been organized, making eight in this field, with 126 members. logical institute, held occasionally for the benefit of the native preachers, has been of great use in preparing them for more efficient service. There are twenty-two places, at stations and out-stations, opened for stated preaching. A training school, in session from April to October, had ten young men in attendance, and there were 14 pupils in Miss Payson's boarding school for girls. The general outlook of the work is thought to be hopeful.
NORTH CHINA MISSION.
bella R. Williams, Miss Naomi Diament. – Two cate
chists. (At Shanghai, 1854 ; Tientsin, 1860.)
TUNG-CHo (Thoong-Chow. -12 miles E. of Peking). TIENTSIN (Tě-ěn-tseen'.- 80 miles S. E. of Peking). - Lyman Dwight Chapin, D. Z. Sheffield, Mission. Arthur H. Smith, Henry D. Porter, M. D., Mission. aries; Mrs. Clara L. Chapin, Mrs. Eleanor W. Sheffield, aries; Mrs. Emma Jane Smith. – Three " student Miss Mary E. Andrews, Miss Jane G. Evans. — One helpers," three catechists.
catechist. PEKING (Pe-king'. - N. E. China, lat. 39° 54' N.,
Yül-c10 (120 miles W. of Peking). — Chauncey Good. long. 116° 29' E.). - Henry Blouget, D. D., Chester
rich, Isaac Pierson, Missionaries, Alfred O. Treat, Holcombe, Missionaries; Phineas R. Hunt, Printer;
Physician ; Mrs. Abbie A. Goodrich. -Two “student Mrs. Sarah F. R. Blodget, Mrs. Olive K. Holcombe, helpers," one catechist. Mrs. Abigail N. Hunt, Miss Mary H. Porter, Miss Jane In this country. - Charles A. Stanley, Missionary; E. Chapin. - One catechist.
Mrs. Ursula Stanley. KALGAN (140 miles N. W. of Peking). — Mark Will On their return to China. - John T. Gulick, Missioniams, Thomas W. Thompson, Missionaries; Mrs. Isa ary; Mrs. Emily Gulick.
Mrs. Bridgman rests from her faithful labors. She died at Shanghai, November 10, 1871. Ill health has constrained Miss Thompson to return to her native land, not expecting to resume her missionary work. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley have also found it necessary to come on a visit to the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Goodrich bave returned to the field, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Mr. Porter, new laborers; and Miss Evans, a sister of Mrs. Chapin, sailed October 1, to join her sister in the work at Tung-cho. Grateful mention is made of an increase of hearers of the word, with marked attention. Such has been the interest at Peking, and at some other points, as to encourage some hope of a more general awakening among the people. Twenty-four new members were added to the five churches during the year, last reported. There are 23 pupils in Mr. Holcombe's day school at Peking, 18 in Miss Porter's boarding school for girls, and 16 in other schools. A new church, which seems to have grown out of Mr. Holcombe's school, was organized in July. The women of the mission exert themselves to reach the women and girls around them, and the press has been steadily at work, engaged much of the time upon the new Mandarin version of the New Testament. The printing has amounted to 1,208,870 pages.
Through the prompt action of Mr. Low, the American Minister at the Court of Peking, an outbreak which had nearly cost the life of Mr. Pierson, one of the missionaries at Yücho, has led to a better understanding of the position of missionaries, and their right to locate in the interior,
JAPAN MISSION. (1869.)
OSAKA (About 20 miles east of Kobe). – Oramel H. Gulick, M. L. Gordon, M. D., Missionaries; Mrs. Anna E. Gulick, Mrs. Agnes D. Gordon.
This mission has been considerably enlarged within the year. There are now four ordained missionaries, one a physician, and one other physician, with their wives, in the field. Mr. and Mrs. Gulick commenced a new station