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Mell’s Manual of Parliamentary Practice. —New and
thoroughly revised edition, by P. H. Mell, D. D., LL.D., Prof, of
Ethics and Metaphysics in the University of Georgia. 1 vol., i6mo.
Price 75 cents. This is a work of great merit, and gives, in a com
pact and convenient form, all the rules necessary for transacting
business in legislative bodies. Published by Sheldvn Sc Co., e -Mur
ray street, New York.
Restriction of the Lord’s Supper; What it is not, and what it
is. By Rev. H. F. Colby.
Christianity Susceptible of Legal Proof. By Dr. J. M. Pen
The Fatherhood of God in its Relation to the Atonement of
Christ. By Dr. J. M. Pendleton.
These are three excellent tracts published by the American Bap
tist Publication Society.
“ lie Holds the Fort of Heaven,” and “ Touch me Gently,
Father Time.” These are the names of two new and beautiful
songs, with chorus, which have been sent to us. Price 40 cts. each.
Published by F. XV. Helmick, 50 West 4th St., Cincinnati, O.
HOME MISSION ITEMS.
J. 11. Low, Esq., of Atlanta, Ga., has been appointed
a voluntary agent of the Home Board. Would not this
be a good collecting motto for him ?
“ Man wants but little ” —here be Low.
Rev. H. F. Buckner, our missionary to the Creek Na
tion, is fifty-eight years old, and has been among the
Indians twenty-nine years, having gone there in 1848.
In June of that year, he baptized twelve. In three years
one single church contained four hundred members.
Now the Baptists have, in the Creek Nation, thirty
two native preachers, and thirty-two churches, with a
membership of 2,000. See what has been done through
our Domestic Board!
Is it true ?—Rev. T. T. Eaton said, at the Conven
tion in New Orleans, in behalf of home missions, that
the 800,000 Baptists of the South have given less than
three cents apiece to this interest.
The following was adopted by the late Southern Bap
Resolved, That our sisters in all our churches be and
are hereby invited and urged to co-operate with us in
the work of home missions, by such special methods of
organization as they may judge wisest and most efficient.
FROM A CHINA BOY.
To the scholars of the Baptist Sunday Schools, respectful
For a number of years you have been contributing
money to carry on this school for our gratuitous instruc
tion. This benevolence is great, beyond the power of
words to express. The progress we have made in these
years is several steps if compared with the heathen
arougd us, but when we reflect upon the labors of our
teachers and our obligations to you for the means, we
are ashamed of having done so little. We reproach
ourselves because we resemble the Israelites that Moses
led out of Egypt, who, unmindful of the mercies of God,
were disobedient, with unclean consciences. Notwith
standing this, I beseech that you will not be discouraged
and cause the school to be disbanded, by stopping your
contributions. Remember that the child in process of
time becomes a man, and the grain sown with much toil
will eventually reward the laborer with a rich harvest.
So will this school, after years, accomplish its object;
for God does not permit good deeds to fail of their
Last year the crops in some parts of China were very
bad, and many people have starved to death. We have
been kept by your contributions—a kindness we can
never forget. The sorrows arising from the persecutions
and oppressions of the world are not light because there
is no way of escaping from them, but that caused by
the impossibility of ever repaying yo Ur goodness to us
is still greater. Our words and our feelings of gratitude
are all ineffectual—l can only play that God’s mercy
may always follow you. Nothing more at present.
Respectfully, Kxvo Yu Yoong.
Tung Chow, 3d moon, yth day, 1877.
This young man’s oldest sister, a woman of thirty,
was baptized on yesterday. She seems a real child of
God. She has learned to read a little since she began
to feel an interest in the gospel. The people here are
suffering dreadfully from the famine. M. F. C.
Americus, Ga., June Bth, 1877.
Dear Mr. Boykin : We send you $ 1.00 for missions,
which we have earned by reciting perfect spelling les
'sons in school. Our teacher gave us a small illuminated
text for every perfect spelling lesson, and when we had
received ten, she gave us a chromo card, for which our
father paid us a nickel.
Our Sunday School takes Kind Words, and uses its
lessons. We all dearly love it, and would not be with
out it for anything. We are very much interested in
the story of Edward Morris. Mamma saves all of our pa
pers to send to some of our little cousins in the country.
Your friends, A Little Boy and Girl.
Georgiana, Ala., June 4th, 1877.
Brother Boykin: I enclose you herewith our mission
collection for month of May, as follows: Foreign Board
35 cents, Home Board 45 cents —80 cts.
Very truly, Isaac R. Eskew, for G. B. S. S.
Received, also, from same school: Foreign missions
25 cents; home missions 25 cents —50 cts.
WITH OUR CORRESPONDENTS.
Rebecca R.—We pray that God will give you all
needed blessing, comfort, strength and guidance.
Mrs. Kate Chron.—We shall always be glad to hear
Annie Stroud, Atlanta.—Some of your answers were
W. H. Sturgis.—We sympathise with you most
Thanks ! —Many thanks to our friends who are help
ing us extend the circulation of Kind Words so rapidly,
for subscriptions are flowing in. A good friend writes
to us as follows :
“Kind Words is worthy the patronage of every Bap
tist church in the land. I recommend it to every school
I organize, or to any that I have an opportunity of so
doing. Yours fraternally, B. F. S.”
WHAT A LITTLE GIRL CAN DO.
A little girl six years old was desirous of putting her
pennies into the missionary box with others. When
saying her evening prayers at her papa’s knees, she
hesitated a moment, and then added, “ Lord, bless my
two pennies, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.”
“ Oh, what has Jesus done for me ?
He pitied me—my Saviour!
My sins were great, His love was free:
He died for me—my Saviour !
Exalted by the Father’s side,
He pleads for me—my Saviour!
A heavenly mansion He’ll provide
For all who love the Saviour 1”
“ Wish you would recommend the publication or issu
ing of a doctrinal catechism, wherein our practices may
be better taught at the fireside and in Sunday Schools to
our children in short forms. T. M. Bryan, Supt.”
We heartily make the recommendation, and think
such a catechism desirable. The one we are publishing
will answer the purpose for small children. After it is
finished, we shall issue a larger one in Kind WORDS.
AUNT SUKEY’S MISSIONARY CHICKEN.
Old Aunt Sukey, a poor colored woman, wanted to
help send the good news about Jesus to the heathen.
“ What can me do ?” she said. On her way to her
cabin she found something to do. She had a few chick
ens; and, taking one of the finest and fattest of them,
she tied a piece of red flannel to its leg, and gave it to
the Lord. “ Sissy,” she said to the chicken, “dis is de
missionary mark. Now you’s a missionary chicken :
’member dat. All your eggs, dey’s missionary; all your
pullets, dey s missionary too. Now go ’bout your busi
ness. ’ And Aunt Sukey went about her business too,
with an air that said, “ Ebery O ne of dat chicken’s pul
lets is going to be born with apiece of red flannel round
Sunday School teachers should -rupulously avoid
all slang and vulgar language of every j n t h e p res .
ence of their scholars, and before children an j y Oun g
people. They are sharp critics, and will drav conc ] u .
sions unfavorable to truth and piety’ from all unL- com _
ing talk of what you may be guilty. Moreover, a, o
avoid censorious and evil speaking of others, which is
only too prevalent. The impression made and the in
fluence exerted in such cases are bad in tendency and
effect. If you cannot truthfully speak well of others,
you had better keep silent.
There are 250 Protestant churches in Palestine.
The Church Missionary Society of England has re- k
ceived an anonymous donation of SI,OOO, with which to
commence a mission in Central Asia.
The seventy-third annual meeting of the English S.
S. Union, recently held at London, reported 300,000
teachers and 3,000,000 scholars.
The China Inland Mission, formed in 1865, has fifty
eight missionaries, whose object is to carry the gospel
into every province in China.
Dr. Jessup, of Beirut, writes that the sea has recently
thrown up a whale sixty feet long near Tyre, at about
the same spot where the whale threw up Jonah 2,700
No less than 40,000 children of the Fiji Islanders are
now in Sunday Schools, and thousands of the people are
consistent Christians. Yet it is but forty years since
these people were cannibals.
The South Australian Baptist Association held its
annual meeting in Adelaide at the close of September.
During the year the sum of $4,135 had been raised, and
several new churches had been formed.
In one of the Micronesian Islands, where only three
years ago some native teachers commenced work, the
result is truly wonderful. Seven churches have been
organized with nearly 300 members.