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spirit about its ultimate success. There is a remnant according to the election of grace, and out of these there shall arise deliverance unto Israel. Such
works as this Handbook will be useful in leading to truthful doctrine those who else might have had no definite views.
THANKS to the hearty co-operation of friends at home and abroad, the Bazaar for the Orphanage was a success beyond our hopes. The money needed for the Preparatory School Room is raised, there being £1,200 as the gross result of the Bazaar. The Lord be praised for the hearty manner in which all co-operated; whether donors, keepers of stalls, or purchasers, all were animated by an earnest spirit and carried the thing through. We were just able to speak for few a minutes at the opening of the Bazaar, and were too ill to be again present; but the witness of all was that if any one saw aught of wrong in what was done, it must have been the the reflection of his own perverse imagination.
Slowly has the Editor recovered strength, but he is now convalescent, and hopes to attend to the duties which the Tabernacle imposes upon him. More, he would be insane to attempt.
Of the first number of the "Interpreter " the publishers have sold five thousand; the second number can now be had. Many persons have assured us that it is what they have long wanted. We hope they will introduce it to their friends. Those friends who wish it to be issued fortnightly are respectfully reminded that we could not write it so quickly. They must be content for a while to use the "Interpreter" once a day.
Mr. W. C. Jones, late of Newton Abbot, has become the Secretary of the Colportage Association, with a view to the extension of that work. Should he call upon any of our friends we hereby certify him as the authorised officer of the Society, and hope that he will have a cordial reception.
The buildings required by our College are our next care. We are cramped in our work for want of them. We hope soon to have the ground, and then we shall need £5,000 to complete our plans. To train evangelists and help the Lord's servants to understand the Scriptures, and to preach the gospel, is a work which is of infinite importance; and we do not believe that the Lord will suffer it to be in want. Our College has always had its bread and water supplied it, and now its God will surely find it house-room.
Our friend, Mr. Tydeman, has become pastor of the church in Plymouth, over which Dr. Stock formerly presided.
Mr. Tarn, of our College, has an evident blessing resting upon his work at Park Road, Peckham, where he is now the pastor.
Among other works of usefulness connected with the Tabernacle is a service for the Blind. Mr. James Hampton, a working man, has carried this on for some time in his own house, but now a larger room is taken in Walnut-tree Place, Kennington Road. To induce the poor blind to attend, a few pence are allowed to their guides, and both guides and blind people receive a tea. Thus about forty are got together of poor indigent persons, and then brethren from the Tabernacle address them. The numbers might be increased indefinitely if we could afford it. Any money sent to us for this object we will gladly receive. When the work is more fully organised we will notice it at greater length, and report progress.
Mr. Wilkins, late of Leighton Buzzard, has removed to Cheltenham.
Mr. S. Pilling, late student with us, has been recognised as the the pastor of the church at Potter's Bar, Herts.
Mr. Spufford has accepted an invitation to the pastorate of the church at Bovingdon, Herts. Mr. C. Evans has settled at Rickmansworth, and Mr. Williamson at Waltham Abbey. Mr. H. C. Field has become pastor at Burslem and Newcastle, North Staffordshire, and Mr. Gillespie, at Barking Road.
We thank the friends at Redruth for remembering our work. We trust that our friend, Mr. Edwards, who has just settled among them, may enjoy much prosperity. Mr. Fulton is preaching the word in St. Andrew's, N. B.
Mr. W. Ward Willis, of our College, has accepted a call to the Eleventh Church, Philadelphia.
Mr. R. A. Griffin is Pastor of the church in Zanesville, Ohio. Mr. T. Harford is located at Hamilton, Ohio; and Mr. A. Macfarlane at Wooster, Maine, Ohio. All these are we believe doing well.
Baptisms at Metropolitan Tabernacle by Mr. J. A. Spurgeon:-December 19th, ten.
Statement of Receipts from December 20th, 1872, to January 19th, 1873.
£ s. d.
£ s. d. 500 0 10 0 0 10 6 100 100
12 10 Ꮕ 200 100
0 10 0
A Mite for the Lord's Work, J. H. D.
Mr. J. Hosie
Mr. Bowker's Class
18 0 0
Mr. W. Thomas
Mr. C. H. Price
Mr. C. W. Roberts
Baptist Chapel, Cheam
5 0 0
1 5 0
A Thank Offering
0 10 0
Mrs. R. Scott...
5 0 0
Mr. J. Brewer
0 10 0
Mr. J. Fergusson
S. W. L.
0 10 0
Statement of Receipts from December 20th to January 19th, 1873.
List of Presents for the Orphanage.-PROVISIONS:-4 Sacks of Potatoes, Mr. Hogbin; a Sheep, Peter Cowell; Hamper of Meat, P. Chard; 42 small Bags of Flour, from the Bazaar, Mr. Potier; 20 Ditto and 12 Boxes of Figs, Mrs. T.; A Cask of Honey, Mr. Taylor; Eight 6-lb. Jars Marmalade, per Ship Avon;" a Pig, Mr. F. B. Thomas; a Sack of Flour, per G. E. R., marked "Thomas Collins, Sandhurst."
Books:-6 copies "Kind Words, The Editor; 220 Almanacks, for boys' use, Rev. J. T. Mayers. CLOTHING:64 Flannel Shirts, from "Miss Dorcas," per Rev. J. T. Wigner; 64 Ditto, " Young People's Working Meeting," per Rev. W. J. Mayers; 29 Ditto, the Ladies' Working Association, North Brixton Hall, per Rev. V. J. Charlesworth; 12 Ditto, Mrs. Plaisto; 200 Pocket-handkerchiefs, the Misses Dransfield; Fancy Ties and Bows for the Boys, Messrs. Rix and Bridge; 10 Shirts, Mrs. Rice; 24 Ditto, the Misses Panter; 7 Ditto, "A Widow's Sympathy;" 6 Ditto, Mrs. Zimmerman; 20 Shirts, Mrs. Vinson; 3 Caps, Miss Strugnell; 120 Pairs Socks, The Misses Bourdon Sanderson.
Donations per Mr. Charlesworth:-Lydia Brown, £1; B. Vickery and Friend, 12s 6d.; Rev. J. Morris, 10s. 6d.; Rev. J. Collins, £1; Mr. Wilson, 10s.; Bible Class, per Rev. D. Asquith, £1 38.; Mr. Chambers, 5s.; A. Goosenagh, 5s.; J. H. Woodman, £1; W. Gray, £1; Mr. Bearnent, 5s.; W. J. Barker, £1.-Total £8 118.
Error last month-for Tin of Soap, read " Ton."
Bonations for Infant School Room :-An Orphan, 2s 6d; Mr. and Mrs. Booth, £1; Mr. J. Clegg, per Mr. Lang, £1; Mr. A. Pearson, £1; A Family Thankoffering, £5; Mrs. Goddard, per Miss J. Cockshaw, 21; A Few Bricks for New Room, 3s; Inverness, 10s.
For Christmas Festival at Orchanage :-Annie, Fred, Nelly, Carrie, and Loo, £1; Maud Harvey, 2s; Little Annic, 5s; Ivycross, 6s; M. G., 10s; C. Robertson, 2s 6d; S. M. A. G., 5s; Mrs. Dunsford, 58; Mr. Harper, £1; A few Friends at Henley, per Mr. Lambourne, £1 10s; Mr. A. Hinc, 10s 6d; Mrs. Smith. £1 108; A Friend, per Mr. T. Davis, 10s; Mr. J. Foulding, £1; Willy, Freddy, Gerty, and Lilly, 10s; Friends at Foxton. 10s; Mr. C. Kiloh, 58; Laura, £2; Trottie, Sam, and Gussie Goldston, 10s; Mrs. Goldard, per Miss J. Cockshaw, 10s; Miss H. Fells, 5s.
Parcels for Boys' Christmas Festival, received from :-Messrs. Peek, Frean, and Co.; Huntley and Palmer; J. T. Daintree; G. T. Dean; G. S. Fowles; T. Culver; H. Doulton; W. Fisher; Mr. Cantell; R. Priest; Mr. Woodnutt; W. Harrison; Mr. Tubby; B. Vickery; Rev. J. T. Wiguer; a Friend, per Mr. Hunn; Ditto, per Mr. Hearson; and Mr. Zimmerman.
Bazaar at the Tabernacle,
December 31st, 1872, and January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 1873, to raise funds for Building an Infant School Room at the Orphanage.
STATEMENT OF TOTAL RECEIPTS FROM EACH STALL.
Parcels received at Tabernacle for Bazaar from :-Mrs. Brassington; Mr. J. D. Betts; Mrs. Gething; Mrs. Ingham and Mrs. Bottomley; Miss Wilmot; Mrs. W. Mathewson; Mr. H. Ward; Friends from Gloucester; Mrs. Anstie; The Misses Best; Mr. W. J. Haynes; Mrs. Tyrer; Mrs. Lake; Z. Z.; E. E. Nichols; Mrs. Wilson; Servants, Cedars Road, Clapham; Mrs. Gibbs; Mrs. Burchell; Mr. J. Thorne; Mr. J. Neal; Miss Partridge, her Sister, and Miss Edwards; Mr. J. Darby; Miss Brockie; Ladies of Mr. Osborne's Congregation, Gamlingay; Mrs. Klyne; Mrs. Kerridge; Miss Miles; Miss Lamb; Mr. W. S Watson; A Sincere Friend; Mr. C. Russell; S. and E. Billings; Mrs. Ewart; Mrs. Goslin; Mrs. Salter; Mrs. F. Smith; Messrs. T. Webster and Co.; Miss Thorne; Mr. Doyle; Mrs. Davis; Mr. Nicol; Miss Mattie Webster; Mrs. F. Fuller; Mr. Mitchell; A Friend, per Miss E. Bonser; Miss Fuller; M. G., 10s; E. F. (Norwood), 5s; Mr. Vickery, £1; M. A. Law, 5s; Mrs. Rhead, 5s; Maria Gooding, 5s; Mr. J. Naylor, 2s 6d; E. R. C., 2s; Mr. H. Smyth, 10s; Mr. C. Gladdish, £1; A. S., 2s; Mr. Walmsley, £3; Friends, per Mr. Galt, £1 10s; Mr. H. Speight, 10s.
Parcels for Bazaar, collected by Mr. Rowton and Mr. Charlesworth, from :-Messrs. Price and Co.; Collier and Sons; Fry and Sons; Cadbury and Co.; Watling and Son; Haynes and Co.; W. Collins and Sons; Hodder and Stoughton; Morgan and Scott; Ruck Brothers; Izard and Betts; Schweppe and Co.; R. Green; A. Dunn; J. Neal; R. Priest; W. Fox; J. T. Peacock; H. Banger; S. Saunders; F. W. Carter; J. Bromley; J. Bath; W. Zimmerman; J. Cryer; R. Thwaites; J. Fitch; J. Hill; W. Denniss; J. McDougall; Bartholomew; C. Russell; R. Davies and J. Ward; J. Baker: Mr. Oxley; Messrs. W. Tarn and Co.; and Mr. Toogood; Mrs. Hewitt, Lillystone, Pearce, Passmore, Sheffer, and Elsey, and a Sermon Reader; " Misses Allen, Moore, Stapelton, Bilbrough, Heritage. Parcels for the Bazaar from the Friends of the following Orphan Boys:-Robinson, Kentfield, Wood, Harper, Read, Machin, Young, Wheeler, Barclay, Mallett, Edmonds, Morley, Harris, Hitchcox, Passingham, Sharpe, Glassborrow, Parker, Daniels, Brucklacher, Brazendale, Parry, White, Godsmark, Bailey, Okill, Cockerton, Johnson, Campbell, See, McKenzie, A. C. Jones, Hart, Hedges, Ellis, A. Davis, Conquest, Pearson, C. Simmons, Semaik, Davis, Coles, Bray, Wingell, and Abbey.
We are compelled from want of space to postpone the Golden Lane Mission account till next month, when we hope to give it with an article.
The List of Monies collected by the boys of the Orphanage we are compelled to leave till next month. They have done gloriously, and the total is £80 148 8d.
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A Day with the Edinburgh Medical Mission.
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