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we left our old premises. Our meeting was presided over by our old friend and late superintendent, Mr. Robert Heppleston, who, after prayer, delivered a very interesting address bearing upon the missionary cause. Addresses were also delivered by the Rev. J. Young of Staleybridge and other friends; also, several recitations were given by the scholars in a creditable manner. The secretary read the annual report, of which the following is a copy :-Ten monthly meetings in school, £8 6s. 9d.; proceeds of three lectures, £3 12s. 7d. ; two cheap entertainments, £3 14s. ; gift from a brother and sister, 9s. 11d.; proceeds of a lecture by an Indian chief, 12s.; collected by Messrs. W. Blakeley and S. Butterworth, £2 145.; Clara Ackroyd and Mary Tomlinson, 7s. 6d.; Frederick Lamb, 3s. 6d.; John Tomlinson and John Sheard, 3s. 6d.; Jane Ackroyd and Annie Wrigley, 4s. 9d. ; Alfred Samuel Fox and J. I. Burnley, 28. 11d.; Edwin and John Talbot, ls. 6d.; Alfred Talbot and Alfred Colbeck, 9d. ; Thomas Colbeck, 1s. ; J. H. Butterworth, 5s.; Simeon Fox, 3s. ; Christmas carol singing, £8 11s. ; collected at yearly meeting, £1 8s. 9.d.; making a total of £31 28. 6d. Expenses incurred during the year for printing, &c., £4 1ls. 7d., leaving £26 10s. 11d. nett, which has been handed over to the Connexion treasurer. This sum falls short of last year, owing to the numerous calls upon us in various ways. We have a great work in hand. We shall soon (God willing) open a large, beautiful, and commodious chapel; and we hope, with enlarged congregations and society, we shall be able to do yet more and more for the missionary cause, which is truly God's cause.— Yours,

J. J. Fox, Hon. Secretary. July 22, 1869.

LIVERPOOL.—The First Quarterly Meeting for the present year of the Bevington Hill Juvenile Missionary Society was held on Sunday, 8th August, 1869. The chair was taken by Mr. J. J. Wright, assistant superintendent, when the Rev. T. Holcroft and other friends delivered addresses suitable for the occasion. The teachers and scholars have, during the past quarter, taken a deep interest in the mission cause, and seem to have set to work in good earnest, as there has not only been a greater number of collectors, but the amounts deposited in the boxes connected with the various classes in the school have greatly increased. The following is a statement of our workings during the past quarter :-Girls : Boxes, 13s. 11d. ; books and cards, 145. ; total, £1 7s. 11d. Boys: Boxes, 16s. 5d.; books and cards, £3 Os. 10d.; total, £3 17s. 3d. ; collected at the meeting, 7s. 3d. ; giving a total of £5 12s. 5d. for the quarter. I believe that the meeting will have a stimulating influence upon our scholars to further diligence in this cause, and that their efforts will show a steady increase throughout the year, and culminate in a comparatively large total.

GEO. BUCHANAN, JUN., Secretary.

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HOME INFLUENCE.—When hearts are filled with holy affections, and home is happy, then do the young dwell in a charmed circle, which only the naturally depraved would seck to quit, and across which boundary temptations to error shine out but feebly.

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CLARA FEARNESS Was born at Lockwood, December 10th, 1857. She became a scholar in our Sabbath-school at Primrose Hill, Huddersfield Circuit, in October, 1864, and remained with us as long as she lived. Her teachers do not remember ever receiving from her an unkind word or sullen look; she was always loving and obedient, and attentive to her lessons. She won the affection of her teachers. She was much attached to the Sabbath-school. Often has her sweet voice joined in singing« Oh. I would rather stay Within its walls a child of grace

Tham spend my hours in play.” She loved to read her Bible, and other good books. Amongst her favourites were “The Dairyman's Daughter,” “ Blind Alice," “It is for God," &c. At home she was dutiful and affectionate-the hope of her parents for future years. But He, who too wise to err, saw fit to translate her to a happier sphere.

On Friday, the 2nd of July, she accidentally fell down a flight of stairs, which caused concussion of the brain. Her medical attendant gave no hope of her recovery; yet Clara was not dismayed. When laid on the bed of languishing, she could say, “Though I walk through the valley and the shadow of Death I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.” On

tbe Saturday, the superintendent called to see her, along with others from the school, and engaged in prayer, to which she fervently responded.

On the Sabbath her teacher called, and found her in great agony of body, but quite resigned to the will of God. On intimatin to her that Jesus loved little children, she replied, “Yes, Jesus said, “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not.” Though racked with pain, she would often break out into singing some favourite hymn, such as, “ See the kind shepherd Jesus stands ;" Welcome sweet day of rest,” &c. Then, as though her soul longed to take its flight, she would say, “Take me now, Lord Jesus, if it is thy will.” She lingered until about ten o'clock on Tuesday evening, when she calmly fell asleep in Jesus. “She hath left her mates behind ;

She bath all the storms outrode: Found the rest we toil to find

Landed in the arms of God." Though we mourn our loss, we rejoice that another lamb is gathered into the fold aboveanother gem decks the Mediator's crown. Oh that all our dear scholars would give themselves to God in the morning of their days; so that when they pass the cold river of death, they may have an entrance into the pearly gates of that heavenly city!

July 19, 1869. M. A. B.

THE GROGGERY SIGNBOARD.-A little boy, seeing a man prostrate before the door of a groggery, opened the door, and putting in his head, he said, “ Proprietor! see here, sir; your sign has fallen down.”

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THE GIANT, ILL TEMPER. This giant is not so large or strong as some others, but he is quite as ugly. He has more to do with young people than giant Covetousness, and sometimes attacks old people too. He is always in a pet. From constant pouting his lips have grown horribly thick and ugly-looking. He is frowning all the time, till his forehead is as full of wrinkles and as rough as the bark of an oak tree. Sometimes his eyes are red with weeping, and at other times they are all in a flame with anger. Sometimes his voice bellows like thunder, and then again it will resemble the low, hoarse growl of a surly dog. He may generally be found hanging round the nursery, and dining or sittingroom, ready to pounce upon the children and make them pri

And when he gets hold of them he makes them so ugly and disagreeable that no cares to have anything to do with them. Now let me give you some signs by which you way know when the giant is getting hold of a boy or girl. He generally waits and watches till he hears them asked to do something which he knows they do not like. Then he is ready in a moment to begin the attack. He makes the eye begin to frown. He puckers up the mouth; he makes the lips pout and swell out to twice the usual size. The fingers begin to wriggle about like a set of worms, or sometimes one finger goes into the corner of the mouth. The

shoulders are seen to twist about, first one way and then another. If the boy has a book in his hand, down it drops on the floor ; or else it is flying across the room. If he is walking, he stamps as if he were trying to get a tight shoe

If he is sitting, his feet begin to swing backward and forward and make a great noise by striking against the chair. Sometimes he seems to have be. come deaf and dumb. He hears nothing and says nothing. At other times be speaks, but it is just like a dog when snarling over a bone. Whenever you see these signs, you may know that this ugly giant is about, and is busy making prisoners. don't fight bravely against him he will fasten his chains on you, and then you will be spoiled. But how are we to fight against this giant ? By trying to be like Jesus. We always think of him as the “gentle Jesus, meek and mild.”

Do you suppose this giant ever got a single link of his chain on Jesus? No. Do you suppose Jesus ever spoke a cross word to any one? Do you suppose he ever did an unkind act to any one? No.

If we were all to be like Jesus, the giant Ill-temper would never get hold of us.

When you are tempted to speak cross words, or to do unkind things, ask your: self the question, “What would Jesus do or say, if he were in my situation ?” and pray for his help. In this way you will always be able to fight off this giant.

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THE LION DEVOURING A REPTILE.—See page 260.

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ADAM CLARKE, D.D., LL.D. WE have few characters more distinguished by persevering industry than Dr. Clarke. He set out with almost everything to do for himself. The elements of one or two languages, with, in other respects, an ordinary education, were all his advantages. He had neither money nor connections, further than John Wesley, who regarded him more as a boy to be taken care of than aught else, to sustain him in his battlings with the world. But his lofty spirit sustained him, and he began at once to push upwards and onwards, until he became by far the first man in Wesleyanism. His first step from his father's house was enough to overwhelm him with grief. Because he was an Irishman, the conductors of the school concluded that he must of necessity be infected with a certain cutaneous disease, and they confined him alone in a cold room, in the season of winter, and without a particle of fire, until he had been submitted to the operation of a filthy ointment, which they concluded would poison the itch if it existed. This was a terrible blow to the young man, and we wonder not that he wished for the comforts of his

father's house. Whatever might be the circumstances in which Adam Clarke was placed, he managed to move forward. His efforts were like the first beams of the morning, struggling to drive away the darkpess; or like the germinating seed pushing its way through the hard sod; or like the beams of the sun on the avalanche of the Alps ; or like the labours of Johnson's Rasselas, cutting his way through the solid rock; or like the insects of the South Pacific, upraising huge islands. He must go on, and did go on, in spite of difficulties that appeared unconquerable. If he needs a book, he has not money to purchase it; and if he needs time, he can only make it out of moments or steal it from his sleep. He has a chance to purchase a book which is of great importance to his oriental studies, only he happens to have no means. Forty pounds is the price, and he could easily secure it if he only had the money, but this is a rather serious difficulty ; still he wants the book, and he applies to a friend (as he supposed) to borrow it. The friend, however, either “ can't lend,” or else has not just then so much "at liberty: * Confino

wishes and wants to your circumstances," he said. Adam gives not up the book, but makes a second application to a second friend, and now is successful, and, besides, receives the assurance that “twenty times that sum for twenty times as long” was at his disposal. So " Meninski's Arabic Thesaurus" was purchased, and Adam Clarke was unspeakably gratified. Mr. Baynes's new book catalogue was sent one evening to his residence,

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