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We beg to call the attention of our correspondents to our change of address. All communications should be sent to

The Rev. JOHN HUDSTON,
8, St. Domingo Grove,

Liverpool.
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le may add that the way many letters are sent shows that some of our young friends, and older ones too, are very inattentive to the directions given to correspondents. Many are sent addressed to 4, London House Yard. This occasions the necessity of reposting, and so a penny is wasted, except as it goes to the revenue of the Government. And, besides, there is the delay of the communication in reaching the editor, which frequently causes disappointment to the correspondent, as thereby the contribution is necessarily inserted a month later than it would be if sent direct.

LADYWOOD, BIRMINGHAM.—Presentation to the Superintendent.—On Saturday, June the 9th, the usual quarterly meeting of the teachers of the above school was held, but on this occasion the meeting had more than the usual interest attending it. After the business of the evening had been disposed of, a presentation was made by the teachers to Mr. John Price, who has been superintendent of the school for upwards of twenty years. The presentation, consisting of an album and Canon Farrar's “Life of Christ,” was handed to Mr. Price by the Rev. Charles Leach, the pastor, who said that it was not to be looked upon as so much pay for service rendered, but that it was the sincere expression of hearts that had felt that the labour to which Mr. Price had given his life had been one of love, of a pure disinterestedness, and of a devoted energy to the Master's service. Mr. A. Taylor, Mr. Cox, Mr. Woodward, Mr. Wilde, and others, also testified as to the way in which Mr. Price managed the Sunday school, and the success which, under the blessing of God, had attended his efforts. Under all circumstances, " through thick and through thin,” bas Mr. Price held with a tenacious grasp to Sunday schools and to Sunday. school work. The rise of Ladywood Sunday school has been one of a steady growth. Twenty-five years ago the schoolroom was a very small dilapidated concern in a very poor neighbourhood, and the scholars attending a mere handful.” To-day the schoolroom is a large one, with a scholarship of four hundred. It is sincerely hoped that for many a long year its superintendent will be preserved, and that there will be accomplished in the name of Christ greater things than have already been achieved.-A. T., jun.

SHERIFF HILL, NEAR GATESHEAD.—On Sanday, May 27th, the anniversary of our Sunday school was celebrated. Our esteemed ministers, Revs. B, S. Chambers and A. Smith, conducted the services. The scholars repeated portions of Scripture, poetry, &c. Our cellections were a trifle below last year. On the following day a tea and public meeting was held. Mr. J. Scott, the superintendent, presided. Several volumes were presented on behalf of the friends by Mr. Stratton to our much respected minister, Rev. A. Smith. They contained the following inscription :—“ Presented to the Rev. A. Smith by the members and friends of the M. N. C. Chapel, Sheriff Hill, on his leaving

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Gateshead, as a small mark of respect for his faithful and earnest services so willingly rendered on behalf of the above society. The Rev. A. Smith made a suitable reply. The children recited suitable pieces and sang suitable hymns. The meeting was addressed by Messrs. J. Alder, G. Brason, W. Black, and A. Stratton. The Rev. B. S. Chambers brought the meeting to a close with a very earnest and impressive speech. All seemed to feel its power. The only sorrowful part of the m that this was the last time our ministers would meet with us in this way. -A, STRATTON.

MOSELEY STREET, BIRMINGHAM.—On May 20 we held the anniversary of our juvenile missionary society. Mr. Godfree very efficiently presided. He spoke of the great good which even the youngest of us might do if we were possessed of the true missionary spirit. The report showed that there had been a decided success in many parts of the work during the year. Very appropriate addresses were given by Mr. E. Jones and Mr. É. R. Smith, our excellent school secretary. Two of our scholars gave recitatiuns very effectively. William Hudson gave “The Missionary's Grave;"| and Victor Wheeler, the “Missionary Address No. 2.” One of our young friends, A. E. Cole, gav an address in a way which did him credit. Mr. Hetherington distributed the certificates gained by some of our scholars at the recent Sunday-School Union examinations. Appropriate hymns were sung at intervals, the choir and organist kindly giving their services. To our regret we were deprived of the presence of our beloved ministers through their engagement elsewhere. The school. class contributions to the missions we think call for special notice. Of the amount, £10 178. 10 d., contributed, our elder boys' class has raised £5 4s. 10d. This is very creditable to them, and we trust they will never lose their love of the mission cause, but that it will grow with their growth, and strengthen with their strength. The energetic efforts of the scholars in collecting will be shown by the following list :-W. Russell, £2 58. ; Miss Fullar, £1 ls. 1 d. ; Ada Northwood, £1; Anne Dewey, 168. 6d. ; A. E. Cole, 16s. ; Miss Morley, 8s. 6d. ; Miss Davies, 7s.; W. Hudson, 68. 11d.; Miss Moore, 6s. 4d.; E. Morris, 58.; Anne Wheeler, 28. 8d.; small sums, Is. 91d. ; total, $7 168. 10d. By cards, Anne Turton, 48. 6d.; Sarah Roper, 38.; small sums, 18. 8d. By private boxes, Mrs. Harris, 68.; Master E. P. Jones, 6s. 5d.; Master Lines, 48. 0fd. ; Bertie Harris, 28. 6d. ; collection at the meeting, £1 12s. 4d.; total from all sources, £22 Os. 0.d.-W. G. ASTLE.

P.S.-From want of space we have been obliged to condense the account sent us from the above school.-EDITOR.

WILLINGTON, SPENNYMOOR.—The anniversary services of our Sunday school, Spennymoor, was held on Sunday, June 24th, in the Town Hall

. The hall was well filled with people in the morning, was crowded in the afternoon, and so packed and overflowing in the evening that numbers who came to the doors were unable to find access. The Rev. E. Wainman presided over the services, which, after the usual devotional exercises, consisted principally in singing and recitations by the scholars. The recitations, which had been admirably selected, and were very well said, numbered upwards of fifty; and the hymns, numbering fourteen, all of which were appropriate, were sung, under the able conductorship of Mr. L. Winstone, with very happy effect. The collections amounted to $8.

The services proved a grand success, and too much cannot be said in praise of the talent and energy displayed by the conductor, Mr. L. Winstone, and his coadjutors in getting up such a treat of holy song as that enjoyed on this occasion.

Miles PLATTING, MANCHESTER.-On Sunday afternoon, May 6th, we held our quarterly juvenile missionary meeting. Our esteemed superin. tendent, Mr. B. Powell, presided. Suit ole missionary hymns were sung by the children. The report for the year was read by the mission secretary, showing the following list of collectors for the year :-Miss M. A. Schofield, £1 38. 4d. ; Miss L. Purdy, £1 28. 8. d. ; Miss M. A. Smith, 155. 8{d. ; Miss J. Smith, 158. 2d. ; Miss E. A. Gravel, 6s. 5d. ; Miss J. Pendleton, 4s. 60. ; Miss M. Longworth, 1s. (card); Mr. A. Burgess, £1 18. 61d. ; Mr. J. Slinn, 2s. 6 d. (card); Mr. S. Johnson, 28. id. (card). Total, £5 15s. 5d. ; increase on last year of 178. 8d. After the reading of the report our esteemed minister, Rev. J. Hughes, gave an eloquent address on behalf of the missions, and with a short address from Mr. J. Cordingly, a very successful meeting was brought to a close.-G. W., Secretary.

Mzemoirs.

PHILIP JAMES JACKSON was born at Hurst, near Ashton-under-Lync, January 15th, 1864. At a very early age he was sent to the Sabbath school, at which he was a regular and attentive scholar until the autumn of 1874. In the summer season of that year, whilst playing with his comrades, he injured his hip by an awkward leap; at first it was not thought that the accident was at all serious, but in the November following it became quite apparent that even if his life was spared he would be a cripple. He was now confined to his bed, and all that a mother's care and medical assistance could do to restore him proved to be in vain, for he gradually became worse, and abscesses having formed upon the injured part his life was literally drained away. His suffering was intense and long, but amidst all he was remarkably patient. Having pious parents he had from very childhood loved his Šaviour, and in his affliction that Saviour became still more precious. Upon being asked by his mother if he ever prayed for help to bear his affliction, he answered, emphatically, "Oh, yes; I could not bear it at all if I did not.” The words of Jesus were to him a source of joy. He called his Testament his “comfort,” and often said it was a great comfort to him. When asked whether he wished to get better, he answered, “Yes, and if it is God's will I shall.” Being young he desired to live, but when he knew that could not be he was fully resigned, and now his parents, partioularly his mother, while doing all they could for his temporal good, gave yet more special attention to his spiritual welfare ; every night before retiring to rest his mother might be seen by his bedside, Word of God in hand, helping her son

to realise the deeper meaning of its precious truths, which, being done, they together presented their petitions at the throne of grace. Several days before he died he expressed a desire to go and be with Jesus. Observing his sister weeping, he said, "Don't weep, Sarah Ann, you don't want to see me lie here like

this. I shall look out for you in heaven." On Saturday, April 14, 1877, his life was hourly expected to close, and shortly before 10 p.m. on that day he fell asleep, and on the following Thursday was interred in the graveyard adjoining our chapel at Hurst, where his sorrowing friends left him " till the daybreak and the shadows flee away.”

D.J.

Poetrp.

THE SISTERS.
Up in the nursery, the livelong day,
Two little sisters, busy at play-
Each little girl in her own cunning way.
Having such fun with their dolls and toys;
Both overflowing with childish joys ;
Making the nursery ring with their noise.
The elder sister is slender and fair,
With golden curls of soft silken hair,
And her eyes are deep blue, of beauty rare.
With a dear little face that is full of fun,
She is up to mischief as soon as the sun,
Not resting until the long day is done.
The youngest sister is cute and small,
Rosy, chubby, and not very tall,
For she's only a baby after all ;
With soft brown curls round her baby head,
With cheeks as bright as the roses are red,
And eyes that seem a soft light to shed.
Beautiful children they are, and fair,
Playing without a thought or care
Of the troubles of life or its hard wear.
Dear little sisters, through every day
In kindness and love together play ;
Keep naughty passions and anger away.
For your baby hands are far too white,
And your baby hearts are far too light,
To do anything with them that is not right.
In spirit be gentle as the dove,
Loving each other with dearest love,
Which is the will of the Father above.
Cling closely together through weal and woe,
In all the troubles through which you must go;
For all will be ordered aright you know.
And then with love, when you're old and gray,
You'll think of the far off childish day
When you were wont together to play.

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