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could bring to the fortunes or the feelings of their minister.

softened countenances that they shared in

expressed regrets.

Men de conclusion the pastor portrayed the theme oben asembled, and waited

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horrors of church discord and the calamity in vain for the superintendent: most of the of disunion in powerful and affecting lan- classes waited in vain for their teachers. guage, and closed with an affectionate but Word went round that there would be solemn warning to his people against as- no school that day, and the children suming the responsibility of such a dis- dispersed. Meantime a church-meeting union then. “BE OF ONE MIND, LIVE IN was called on the spot, and voted with PEACE!"

entire unanimity to request Pastor SeaHis formal resignation of the pastorate graves to recall his resignation. Now that followed, when, after commending them to some expression had been given to their the God of love and peace in a short and feelings the people breathed easier ; but, tender prayer, he pronounced the benedic- better still, the reviving effect of a single tion

, and the congregation slowly wandered unanimous act on the part of the church, out of their seats with abstracted looks, as that but a few hours before had been ready if just waking out of a lethargy. The to fall to pieces of dissension, was such as weeping women clung around the good old made the old kindly blood start again in man, impeding bis passage out of the house, hostile bosoms, and enabled bitter partisans and besought him, with piteous importu

to look each other in the face once more. nity

, not to carry out his resolution to leave The pastor at first refused to reconsider them. The men assembled in knots in the his resignation. He was not accustomed to porch, very sober, and for a while very do things from impulse or for effect, and his quiet. It was evident enough that they act had been prayerfully considered and were all thinking about their pastor, and determined

upon; but as days passed on, and feeling badly. The new meeting-house brought him evidences of softened feeling could not be discussed to-day, if the signs in his people toward one another, he yielded told true, and certain young sons of Belial, to their entreaties to remain with them and who bung about the doorstep, grinding break the bread of life—not, however, until with malicious expectation of a. "quarrel he had exacted a solemn promise from them among the Christians,” retired in disgust in formal assembly to drop the matter of when they found that nothing was likely to church building, till, in the fear and love of be talked about but the minister's farewell God, they could be one on that and every sermon. Conversation grow earnest, though other subject. He stayed with them five carried on in subdued tones, and all hostile years more, and gathered souls. Then the feeling was held in abeyance by the interest Master took him to bis rest. He lived to in a common grief. As the venerable pastor preach in a new edifice built by a united passed out, several men, including the people on the old hill, and to this day old deacons, greeted him with sad looks and an Christians who worship there weep as they

uwonted warm grasp of the hand, and all point you to bis grave, and tell of the good Tho stood by showed by their serious and he did in Winton.

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Gems from Golden Mines.

THE WORD OF GOD. THERE was a time when each revelation the Word of God had an introductior. into this earth which neither permitted sten to doubt whence it came, nor wherehere it was sent. If, at the giving of each Aparate truth, a star was not lighted up in testen, as at the birth of the Prince of Truth

, there was done upon the earth a wonder

, to make her children listen to the

message of their Maker. The Almighty made bare his arm; and, through mighty acts shown by his holy servants, gave demonstration of his truth, and found for it à sure place among the other matters of human knowledge and belief. But now the miracles of God have ceased, and nature, secure and unmolested, is no longer called on for testimonies to her Creator's voice. No burning bush draws the foot

medanism, and willing to become a Chris- preached. One evening, as the sun was tian. He has continued to receive instruc- just setting, tired with a long walk, he tion, and there is hope that he will soon be came to a village and begged shelter for the admitted to the Church of Christ.

night. He was roughly told that he could The theological class above referred to not have it, and must go elsewhere. He was established in Delhi by the Rev. Thos. said he was a servant of Jesus Christ, that Evans, but on his departure for England, he had come to bring them good news, was transferred to Agra. There are nine stu- very tired, and that if they turned him dents, six of whom are dependent on the away, seeing no other village was at hand, funds collected for the maintenance of the he knew not what to do. All was of no class. They study the Scriptures, the lan- avail. They still insisted on his going guage of the country, and such other sub- away at once. He then told them that, jects as will fit them for future service agreeably to the instructions of his Master, among their countrymen, either as evange- he should shake off the dust of his feet as lists or pastors. It is a part of their duty & witness against them, which he began to to go out once every day to preach or assist do. On this they became alarmed; they others in preaching, that they may be fa- brought him food, found him a place to miliarized with the objections of the sleep in, and for a long time sat round heathen and the interruptions met with in whilst he preached to them the Gospel of the bazaars. The following is an illustra- Christ." tion of the love and zeal that animate We cannot doubt that Christian labour these young men :

carried on in this spirit will be followed by "Towards the close of the year, as Mr. great blessing. The native church consists Gregson was going out into the district, a of fifty-six persons, and the English church month's leave was given to the students. of forty-four. Besides the two European One of them determined to avail himself missionaries and John Bernard, there is an of the opportunity to go out on a little assistant missionary, and three native preaching tour. Having read the tenth catechists are employed in the Redeemer's chapter of Luke's gospel, where our Sa- service. There are also two persons emviour, sending forth his disciples, instructs ployed in the education of the children of them to make no provision for their jour- the native Christians, boys and girls. The ney, he also resolved to go forth without district around Agra is frequently visited money, &c. He was absent ten days, by the brethren, and the seed of the king. preaching in numerous villages, and gene- dom diligently and widely sown. It only rally was well received, and obtained food needs the abundant rain from heaven to and shelter from those to whom he make it spring and grow.

Intelligence.

GENERAL. THE past month has been one of the most important that has been known in the history of England for years. The great question of peace or war has, so far as England is concerned, been decided : for not only has the policy of the Government been announced, but that policy has, after lengthened debate, received the sanction of Parliament. Singular as it may seem, no sooner has England ceased to interfere, than a settlement of the difference between Germany and Denmark becomes more probable. An armistice for con. ference has been arranged, and peace, on some terms or other, will most likely be the result. It is a cause of congratulation that England bas been preserved from what must have been a difficult, and might have been a disastrous war.

By the time this page appears, Parliament will probably have been prorogued. Scarcely any session of late years has been less productive of

benefit to the country. Perhaps we ought to add that if not much good has been effected, there has been little positive cause of regret. “Rest and he thankful” has been the policy, not only of the Government, but of the Parliament. How long such a policy can be maintained is a grave question, which we have not at present the materials for answering.

A correspondent of the Christian Times (American), who beard Henry Ward Beecher on the 8th of May preach a sermon on the subject of Infant Baptism, gives the following sketch of his discourse : "After the sprinkling of some fifteen or sixteen little ones, prayer, and singing, Mr. Beecher took for his text the 13th to the 16th verses inclusive of the 10th chapter of Mark; but unlike most of our Pædo-brethren, he did not make use of the passage as having a bearing upon the question of baptism. He treated it much as s Baptist would, discoursing most eloquently upon the purity and simplicity of childhood, and the

necessity of his hearers receiving the kingdom of God as a little child before they could enter therein. Neither did he attempt to produce any Scripture which authorized or sustained the act he had just performed for the army of infants surrounding his pulpit, but, on the contrary, he asserted that no man could find such a passage within the lids of the Bible; expressing sorrow that intelligent men would persist in distorting the word of God for such a purpose. The doctrine of substitution for circumcision he pronounced false, without one jot or tittle of Scrip, ture to support ita owledging that if he had to furnish & Thas saith the Lord' before baptizing an infant, he could never baptize another. Then why practise it? his readers may ask. He answered, because he believed in the liberty of the Church-liberty to institute any practice or ordinance that would promote its spirituality and welfare. True, baptism is of no direct benefit to the child, but 'a solemn act on the part of the parent, by which he promises the Church and the world to train up his child in the fear of God; and therefore, although, like Sabbath-schools, it is not authorized by Scripture, he believed it to be a source of great good; but he would never baptize a child which had not one Christian parent to make this promise. Many in his congregation had raised their children without having them baptized; all could bear witness that he had never mentioned the matter to them, nor would he, but wished them to think and act for tbemselves. Near the close of his discourse, Mr. Beecher re| marked that he had often baptized a dying child to gratify the harmless superstitions of a parent.”

Many of our readers will be glad to hear that it is proposed to present a testimonial of respect to Mr. J. F. Winks, of Leicester. The chief ground taken by those who have originated the testi. inonial is, that Mr. Winks' has been for thirtyseven years the editor of the “ Baptist Reporter." At the time the “Reporter” was started by him, in 1826, there were no religious newspapers, and scarcely aby magazines : in our own denomination there were only two periodicals, published monthly, at the price of sixpence each; and other denominations were as badly supplied with cheap and good religious periodical literature. Mr. Winks was really the originator of the idea which has heen carried out since with so much success by Dr. Campbell in connection with the Independent body, and by others less known than Dr. Campbell in connection with other religious denominations. Not only has Mr. Winks, however, edited the "Reporter:” he has advocated through its pages views which were at one time far from fashionable, which were indeed all but tabooed, but which are now accepted as doctrines “most surely believed.” He was an Anti-State Churchman long

before there was any Anti-State Church Association; and in the battle against Church-rates he has, both personally and editorially, taken a leading part. How much the present advanced position of the Baptist denomination, in regard to these and similar questions, is owing to the labours of Mr. Winks, it is impossible to say: one thing is certain, that the best years of his somewhat long life have been devoted to earnest consistent labour

in behalf of the denomination to which he belongs. True, he has been the printer and pubLisher as well as the editor of the periodicals he has issued; but those who know much of such labours know well that pecuniary recompense is by far the smallest recompense that those engaged that the proposed testimonial to Mr. Winks will be cordially sustained by the whole body of Bap

tists, and, in the words of the address, that “the practical acknowledgment, in tho way suggested, of faithful and successful labours by those who bave benefited through them, may be the means of cheering his declining days.

DOMESTIC. EVERTON, LIVERPOOL.-On Monday afternoon July 4th, the Rev. C. M. Birrell laid the foundationstone of a new Baptist chapel in Breck Road, Everton, Liverpool, in the presence of a large assemblage. The building is intended for the congregation now worshipping in the Athenæum, Brunel Street, which has outgrown the accommodation there afforded. The cost of the land and building is estimated at £6,000, of which about £3,500 has already been subscribed. The proposed building will consist of a chapel measuring internally 66 feet by 50 feet, with an entrance vesti. bule 12 feet wide and 50 feet long, in which the staircases to the galleries are intended hereafter to be placed. At the further end of the chapel, behind the pulpit, there will be a semicircular apse from which doors communicate with the vestries. In the apse is placed the baptismal font, which extends back the full depth of the recees, leaving a fiight of steps leading down into it opposite the door of each vestry. There will be two vestries behind the building, each 17 feet by 15 feet; under the one to the right hand will be an apartment containing the heating apparatus for warming the building. The exterior of the building will be of a plain character, the decoration being confined to the openings. The entrance to the chapel will be through three doors, each seven feet in width, decorated with three-quarter shafts, with carved capitals, supporting semicircular moulded arches, and having a flight of six steps. The school-room will be placed in the rear of the chapel. It will be 50 feet long by 27 broad; will have two entrances; will be lit by large windows, and be generally in accordance with the style of the chapel. A hymn having been sung, and the Rev. H. 8. Brown having offered up prayer, the Rev. F. H. Robarts (minister of the congregation intending to remove from the Atheneum to the new chapel), addressed the Rev. C. M. Birrell in a few kind and appropriate words, and presented him with a trowel with which to lay the stone. Mr. Birrell then gave an address, in which he related some very interesting facts in connection with the history of the Baptist cause in Liverpool. He also laid the stone with the usual ceremonial. In the evening a tea-meeting was held in the school-room underneath Myrtle Street Chapel, the Rev. H. S. Brown presiding. The speakers were the Revs. C. M, Birrell, E. Mellor, and F. H. Robarts, Mr.J. R. Jeffery, Mr. N. Caine, and Mr. S. B. Jackson. The proceedings were closed with prayer.

WELLINGTON, SOMERSET. -On Tuesday, July 5th, the memorial-stone of the new school and class-rooms, in connection with the Baptist church, Wellington, was laid by James W. Sully, Esq., of Bridgewater. The building will provide on the ground-floor a lecture-room 45 feet by 27, and 15 feet high, lighted by six pair of circular-headed windows, and two single windows at the south end. The entrance to the lecture-room is 13 feet by 12. Infant school-room on the ground floor, 29 feet by 12. On the upper floor there will be ten separate class-rooms, 11 feet in height, spacious landing, and a passage communicating with the gallery of the chapel. The entire plan has been arranged to meet the requirements and practical working of a healthy Sunday-school, and to secure accommodation for the infant, the youth, and the adult. After

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the laying of the stone, addresses were delivered by Mr. Sully, the Rev. G. W. Humphreys, Mr. Pollard (architect), Mr. Haddon, the superintendent of the school, and by Mr. W. D. Horsey, jun. At five o'clock, upwards of 400 friends sat down to tea, given by the ladies of the church and congregation. In the evening, a public meeting, presided over by W. D. Horsey, Esq., was held in the chapel. At this meeting addresses were delivered by the Chairman (who stated that his recollection of Sunday-schools in Wellington extended to about fifty-five years); by the Revs. J. Price, of Montacute; R. James, Yeovil; J. Le Couteur_(Independent), of Wellington; H. V. Cowell, B.A., of Taunton ; C. 0. Munns, of Bridgewater; and É. Webb, of Tiverton. It is expected that the school-rooms, together with the land, will cost about £1,000. Towards this sum nearly £600 have been given and promised.

COLNEY HATCH, MIDDLESEX.-The foundationstone of a new chapel in this place was laid on Tuesday, July 5th, by Joseph Tritton, Esq., who delivered an able address to the spectators. In a bottle put in the stone, a document was enclosed giving a short record of the origin and progress of this infant cause, and of the measures taken to erect this, the first Nonconformist place of worship in this village. The small room where the friends have met for worship has been inconveniently crowded, and is totally inadequate to meet the spiritual necessities of the neighbourhood. Last October a Christian Church was formed, which, whilst recognising believers to be the only subjects for baptism, and immersion to be the only Scriptural mode, admits to communion and fel. lowship all professing disciples of Christ. The chapel is calculated to seat 310 persons, and will probably cost nearly £1,300. The ground, which is freehold, has been paid for; this cost £200. Tea was provided in a tent, at which about 160 sat down. After tea, a public meeting was held in the tent. The Rev. J. Fleming, of Kentish Town, took the chair. An historical account, somewhat more in detail than that placed in the bottle, was read by Mr. James, and a inancial statement by Mr. Terry. Up to that evening the amount in hand was only about £170; and of this sum, stated that a Churchman had contributed £50, as an incentive to others to assist. Several ministers and friends afterwards addressed the meeting. Amongst these were the Revs. Arthur Hall, W. Brock, jun., F. Wills, J. Marks, W. L. Brown, and Messrs. A. 0. Charles, Puget, Goodyear, Ryder, &c. Before the meeting closed, the cash received, and promises given, amounted to £311.

STAFFORD.-Several interesting services have been held in connection with the opening of the new chapel, Stafford, for Divine worship. The services commenced on July 4th, when two excellent sermons were preached by the Rev. W. L. Giles, of Birmingham--that in the morning, from 1 Kings iv. 29; that in the evening, from Romans vi. 13. On Thursday evening, July 7th, a power. ful sermon was preached by the Rev. Hugh Stowell Brown, of Liverpool; and on Lord's day, July 10th, two instructive sermons by the Rev. J. P. Carey, of Wolverhampton. On Monday, July 11th, a tea and public meeting was held in the Market Hall, and a large number of persons sat down. The public meeting was held in the chapel. The chair was occupied by Mr. J. Brown, senior dea. con of the church. The Revs. W. H. Cornish, W. Jackson, of Bilston, G. Swan (Independent), T. Chapman, of Birmingham, and T. Chalmers (Inde. pendent), appropriately addressed the meeting. This chapel, the foundation-stone of which was laid

J. Hopkins, Esq., of Birmingham, on Easter

Monday last, is neat and commodious, and is capable of accommodating about 500 persons with. out galleries. At the commencement there remained £400 debt on the site and school-room. This, together with the new debt incurred, amounted to about £850; towards which a bazaar was held on June 21st and 22nd, the proceeds of which, together with the collections and subscriptions, amount to about £370, leaving about £480 to be provided for.

WALWORTH ROAD, LONDON.--The foundation, stone of new school-buildings about to be erected at the rear of, and in connection with, Walworth Road Chapel, was laid on Wednesday, June 15, by W. H. Watson, Esq., senior deacon of the church, and secretary of the Sunday School Union. In the evening a public meeting was held, George Bayley, Esq., in the chair, when addresses were delivered by the Revs. W. Brock, 8. Cowdy, S. Coley (Wesleyan), W. Groser, Esq., J. Corderoy, Esq., J. Eastty, Esq., and the pastor, the Rev. W. Howieson. The schools are being erected to provide accommodation for the Sunday-school which for fifty-five years has been conducted in Lion Street, Walworth. The estimated cost, including fittings and furniture, is £2,200, towards which 8 jubilee memorial fund was raised in 1862, which with interest now amounts to £850. Contributions were laid upon the stone amounting to £53 168.8d., the greater part of this sum being gifts subscribed or collected by the scholars ; this,

with a few donations and the collection, amounted to £122, as the result of the day's proceedings. The buildings are to be completed in September, and previous to being opened it is intended to hold a bazaar, in order to raise additional funds.

SALTER'S HALL CHAPEL, ISLINGTON.—This chapel, which has recently been secured for the church and congregation under the pastoral care of the Rev. Jesse Hobson, was opened for Divine worship on Tuesday, June 14th. In the morning, the Rev. G. M. Davis, of Maberley Chapel, opened the service ; the Rev. J. H. Hinton, M.A., read the Scriptures and prayed ; and the Hon. and Res. B. W. Noel preached. In the afternoon more than 200 ministers and friends sat down to an excellent luncheon, provided by Mr. Brown, of St. John's Wood; after which, in the absence of Sir 8. M. Peto, Bart., who was confined to his house through illness, W. M'Arthur, Esq., presided;

and addresses were delivered by the Revs. J. H. Hinton, Dr. Campbell, A. M-Auslane, Mark Wilks, W. Miall, J. W. Todd, and John Vanner and Walker Griffith, Esqs. In the evening the Rev. A. Hannay opened the service, and the Rev. J. W. Todd, of Sydenham, read and prayed ; after which the Rev. F. Tucker, B.A., preached. The spacious chapel was well filled, and the day one of congratu; lation and hope. The cost of the chapel and schools is £4,250, of which only £150 remains to be collected.

Cross STREET, JSLINGTON.-On Tuesday even: ing, July 19th, a most interesting and crowded meeting

was held in Cross Street Chapel, Islington, for the purpose of recognising the Rev. Clement Bailhache (late of Watford) as pastor of the church in that place. The 'Rev. Henry Allon, chairman of the Congregational Union, presided, and opened the proceedings with some appropriate remarks.

After devotional services, conducted by the Rev. Theophilus Lessey, Mr. Brooks (the senior deacon of the church) stated briefly, but in an interesting manner, the circumstances which had led to Mr. Bailhache's settlement, referring specially, and in terms of deep affection and sym. pathy, to the affliction which had deprived the church of its late beloved pastor, the Rev. A. C

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Thomas. Addresses were then delivered by the Revs. Dr. Angus, J. H. Hinton, M.A., A. New, A. Raleigh, W. Miall, and Mr. W. Heaton. The Rev. Dr. Edmond commended the church and the pastor to God in prayer. Mr. Bailhache also delivered an appropriate and impressive address. The whole of the proceedings were of the most interesting character, and full of promise for the future both of church and pastor.

BARNSLEY.-The Baptist church at Barnsley has been engaged during some months past in an effort for the extinction of its chapel debt, and the rebuilding of its schools; and, on Sunday and Monday, June 12th and 13th, interesting services were held in celebration of the opening of the new rooms-the Rev. Dr. Brewer, of Leeds, and the Rev. J. Oddy, Independent minister, of Barnsley, preaching on Sunday, and the Rev. Hugh Stoweli Brown, of Liverpool, on Monday. In the evening, a public meeting was held in the chapel, when the chair was taken by Mr. W. Sissons, of Sheffield, who opened the proceedings with an appropriate address. The Rev. J. Compston, minister of the place, detailed the history of the movement, and spoke hopefully of the future. Mr. Eugene Wood, one of the secretaries of the building committee, read a statement of the moneys obtained, showing that £400 in cash had been received, and nearly £170 in promises, leaving £280 yet to be raised. Addresses were given by the Revs. H. 8. Brown, A. Pitt (Rochdale), J. Arnold (Rotherham), J. P. Campbell (Sheffield), G. Smith, and J." Oddy (Barnsley).

COALVILLE, LEICESTERSHIRE. - The Rev. J. Cholerton having been compelled to resign the pastorate of the Baptist church in this village (which he has held since its formation), in consequence of the state of bis health rendering his removal to a warmer neighbourhood and a lighter sphere of labour necessary, a tea-meeting for the purpose of expressing the esteem in which he is beld, and the regret felt at his removal, was held on Monday, July 11th. A very large company assembled for tea, after which an interesting meeting was held in the chapel. Mr. H. Deunis, of Hugglescote, presided, and appropriate addresses embodying the one feeling of the assembly were delivered by the Revs. J. Bromwich, of Sheepshed; G. Hester, of Loughborough; J. Salisbury, of Hugglescote ; W. Chapman, of Melbourne, and Messrs. Riley, of Mountsorrell; Lacey, Baldwin, and Abbott, of Loughborough. The proceeds of the tea, with donations from friende who were not able to be present, amounting to the handsome sum of £17, were presented to Mr. Cholerton as ab expression of Christian sympathy and affection. BETHEL, LLANELLY.- On Tuesday evening, July 5th, an interesting meeting was held in this chapel for the purpose of presenting to its respected minister, the Rev. W. Hughes, a token of the esteem in'which his character and services are held by his church and congregation. Mr. Hughes has been pastor of this church upwards of twenty years, during which time his faithful and successful labours have gathered round him a large number of friends, who have gladly availed themselves of the opportunity of testifying their appreciation of him and his work. Mr. John Evans was unanimously

voted to the chair, and in a few appropriate words stated the object of the meeting. Brief addresses were delivered by the Revs. T. Davies, J. R. Morgan, H. Rees, D. M, Evans, and R. D. Roberts, all of whom expressed the pleasure which they felt in taking part in the

Mr. Rowland Morgan, one of the deacons, then offered for Mr. Hughes' acceptance

purse containing the sum of £51, which was

acknowledged in suitable terms, and the meeting terminated.

WATFORD.-On Monday evening, July 4th, & crowded tea-meeting was held in the Corn Exchange, Watford, to bid farewell to the Rev. C. Bailhache, who had accepted an invitation to the pastorate of the church in Cross Street, Islington, after a ministry at Watford of five years. Mr. J. Chater, the senior deacon, was called to the chair, and opened the proceedings with appropriate remarks. Mr. J. J. Smith then addressed the meeting and Mr. Bailhache, and concluded by presenting him with a chair and a purse of fifty sovereigos, as a token of the affectionate regard in which he is held by the members of the church and congregation. Mr. Tidcombe presented to Mrs. Bailhache a gold watch, also as a token of esteem and gratitude; and Mr. Bailhache an elegant ornament for his table from the senior girls in the Sunday-school. The meeting was also addressed by Mr. Brush, of Levesden; the Rev. W. Emery, of Hemel Hempstead; and Mr. Heaton, of London. All the speakers referred in kindly and appropriate terms to Mr. Bailhache's zealous and successful labours at Watford, and expressed their hope that he would be greatly prospered in his new sphere of labour.

CANTON, CARDIFF.-On Tuesday, July 5th, the Rev. 8. C. Burn, late of Bristol College, was publicly recognised in Hope Chapel, Canton, Cardiff, as the pastor of the church meeting for worship in that place. A sermon on “ The Principles of Congregational Dissent” was delivered by the Rev. N. Haycroft, M.A., of Bristol. The usual questions were asked by the Rev. T. Michael, of Halifax, who also offered the ordination prayer. The charge to the minister was delivered by the Rev. F. W. Gotch, LL.D., resident tutor in Bristol College, and was founded upon 1 Cor. iv. 2. A sermon to the church and congregation was preached by the Rev. E. Probert, of Bristol. The Revs. A. Tilly and R. Griffiths also took part in the service. Dinner and tea were provided in the school-room beneath the chapel, and between these repasts addresses were delivered by the Revs. Dr. Gotch, T, Michael, G. Howe, A. Tilly, E. Davies, Nathaniel Thomas, Wills, and other friends.

RAMSGATE.- Cavendish Chapel, Ramsgate, having been closed for six weeks, has undergone very extensive alterations and repairs, and is now one of the most commodious, comfortable, and elegant places of worship in the neighbourhood. The cost of the alterations is £300. The place was re-opened for Divine worship on the 7th of July, when the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon preached two very powerful sermons to overflowing audiences. The collections after both services amounted to £50. On Sunday, the 10th, the re-opening services were continued, when two very eloquent sermons were delivered by Signor A. Gavazzi, and £20 was collected. On the following Monday evening, Signor Gavazzi delivered a lecture on “Garibaldi," and thrilled and delighted his audience whilst he described the character and private life of the great hero, and traced his pub. lic career as a patriot and warrior. The collection after the lecture amounted to £6 6s., making a total, from the whole of the re-opening services, of £76 6s.

West Row, WILLENHALL.-The jubilee of the Baptist chapel at this place was celebrated Thursday, June 23rd, when deeply interesting services were held. In the afternoon a powerful and appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. C. Elven, of Bury St. Edmunds, after which several hundreds of people assembled upon a plot

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