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age, &c.

not able to work through illness, old

13, Regent Square, Penzance, The preacher touched very

May 11, 1881. much on this subject in his good

DEAR SIR, -Mr. Madder, the Prepractical sermons. On Monday even

sident of the “Local Preachers' ing a public meeting was held in the

Mutual-Aid Association,” and Mr. school-room adjoining the chapel. The

Benson, one of its Vice-Presidents, place was filled ; the chair was taken

have given us a visit at Penzance. at seven o'clock by Mr. Stratton, sen.

Mr. Benson preached at the United After singing and prayer the chair

Methodist Free Church Chapel, at man spoke a few words, then called

Parade Street, on the Sunday evenupon the Local Secretary (Mr. Waits)

ing, May 1st, and a collection was to read the report.

The audience then listened to a highly interesting

made amounting to £1 18., on behalf

of the funds of the Association. And speech from Mr. Rose, of Aylesbury, and another from Mr. Madder, of public meeting was held in the Wes

on Monday evening, May 2nd, a the same place. These gentlemen set

leyan Chapel, Chapel Street, presided before the meeting the whole working

over by the Rev. H. Jones, the chairof the Association over England in a

man of the Cornwall district. very interesting manner, after which

Messrs. Madder and Benson adthe collection was made, being very

dressed the meeting, making in their satisfactory. A few remarks were then made by the Rev. C. Bradley

speeches strong appeals on behalf of (Superintendent Minister), and Mr.

the poor old Local Preachers. The

audience, though not a large one, was, Kiddle (Circuit Steward). The meet

all things considered, very good, and ing, which was very successful in

seemed to be very much interested in every way, was closed by singing and

the addresses of the speakers; and prayer about nine o'clock.

sympathy with the object was best

shown by the collection at the end, SHEFFIELD.

amounting to £8. A great many calls May 14th, 1881.

for money have lately been made on DEAR BRO. SIMS,—May I suggest

our good people here, and the district that, as so many Chapels are placed

meeting is shortly to be held in the at our service on the 19th of June,

town, or we should no doubt have had

I believe that a meeting of that as a Committee, we do hope all our brethren will seek for a rich

this kind, holding forth the claims of

the Association, should be held anbaptism of the Holy Ghost in their own closets before they come; and

nually, and if so, good results would

follow. I should say that Mr. Madder that the prevailing plea should be, as they address (as I am sure they will)

preached in the Wesleyan Chapel on the Giver of every good and perfect

Sunday evening, to a large congrega

tion, and I have reason to believe gift, “I beseech Thee, show me Thy

that good was done. glory;"and then, in this spirit, they will be prepared to do with soul earn

Hoping that similar service will be

rendered in the future by the same or estness the tasks assigned by the Committee. The one thought, the

other gentlemen, glory of God, will include the inter

I am, dear Sir,

Yours truly, ests of the Association; and, coming

Mr. G. Sims.

WM. TRIGGS. prepared to be “hewers of wood or drawers of water," the services they render will tell for years to come, both on their own spirits and for the fur

MARKET PLACE, therance of the cause we love so well.

Louth, May 12th, 1881. For each and all, we offer to God our DEAR BRO. Sims,-At the close of earnest prayers.

our financial year, I am thankful to On behalf of the Local Committee,

say our Report presents I am, dear Bro.,

favourable aspect than that of last Yours very truly,

year. Our expenses last year for T. TURTLE. sickness were unusually large. Glad

more.

a more

to say, through the Divine blessing, Johnson, Sims, Wardley and Wright. this year they are much less.

The meeting was opened with We have had the gratuitous services singing hymn 403, and prayer by Bro. of our

esteemed President, Bro. Boorman. Madder, and Bro. Amphlett, to our The minutes of last meeting were Anniversary of April 18 and 19, ser- read and confirmed. vices in the Wesleyan and United The Secretary reported that he had Methodist Chapels. Meeting on Mon- searched through all the books but day evening in the Wesleyan Chapel,

could find no record how the error the Superintendent opening the meet- could have originated as to the reing in the usual way by singing and ported resignation of Bro Laycock. prayer; after which, Bro. Salmon was It was, therefore, Resolved, That his called upon to preside, J. Bennet, name be at once restored, and that Esq., having been called from home an apology be sent to him. unexpectedly, who would otherwise The monthly abstract was read, have presided. With his usual gene- showing receipts for the month, rosity, he forwarded a sovereign for £548 13s. 10d.; payments for the the collection, and a note expressing month, £368 10s. 3d., and rent, £8 15s. his regret at not being present. Total receipts since last audit,

Meeting good throughout. Rev. £3,427 28. 5d. ; payments, £2,988 C. Tregonning and deputation ad- 38. 2d. New members for the month, dressed the meeting.

37 ; deaths, 2 members, 2 wives; on I am, yours faithfully, the funds, sick, 113; annuitants, 166. W. MAWER.

CASES FROM BRANCHES.
WEST CLIFF ROAD, RAMSGATE,

C. J., of O., whose case was referred

from last month for further informa2nd May, 1881.

tion, which was now given, was voted DEAR SIR,—Mr. Prothero, late of

5s. per week superannuation. Taunton, and formerly of the Sixth

W. B., of B., aged 83, a local London Circuit, by his will, left

preacher 56 years; wife dead; no £19 198. to the Local Preachers' Mu

children. A nailer by trade, but tual-Aid Association, and I have

having no income beyond the 48. great pleasure in enclosing you the

granted by the Association some time Executor's check for that amount, since, applied for increase on the and should like to see in your Maga

ground of old age. 'Resolved, That zine that a great many others did the the brother have 6s. per week in same. Please sign and return me the future. enclosed receipt.

E. L., of W., aged 69, local preacher Yours truly,

47 years ; wife 77 ; has three chilT. H. RICHARD.

dren, who cannot help. A shoeJ. Carter, Esq.

maker by trade, but has not been able

to work for three years, and has no A GOOD EXAMPLE.

income. Suffers from gradual loss of DEAR SIR,-I have much pleasure

sight, bent fingers, and rupture. A

member from the beginning of the in enclosing £5 towards your Local

Association. Resolved, That he have Preachers' Aid Society, and I trust

6s. per week. that you will find many others to

J. F., of N., aged 72, local preacher support the Society. Yours truly,

46 years; wife 68; has two children,

who cannot help. Has been a farmGURNEY BUXTON.

labourer, earning 8s. or 98. per week.

suffers from rheumatism. Resolved, GENERAL COMMITTEE.

That the case be referred for further MINUTES of Meeting of Committee, information. held on Monday, May 9, at Bro. T. M. E. B., of B., aged 78; local preacher Harvey's, New Barnet. Present: Bro. 50 years ; has seven children, but Harvey, in the chair. Bros. Amphlett, none can help him. A farm-labourer. Aldom, Boorman, Carter, Clapham, Has been on the sick fund six months. to be held at Sheffield, on Saturday evening, June 18th.

The meeting closed with prayer by Dr. Aldom.

Suffers from gravel. Resolved, That he have 6s. per week.

T. S., of M. R., aged 72, a local preacher 44 years ; wife dead; has three children, who cannot help. A tailor by trade, but can earn nothing. Suffers from failing eyesight, heart disease, and incapacity. Resolved, That he have 5s. per week.

An application from Liverpool was made for a Deputation from the Committee, to attend a meeting proposed to be held during the sittings of the Wesleyan Conference. Resolved, That the matter be postponed till the next meeting.

The proposed Trust Deed, as revised by the Hon. Secretary, was ordered to be printed, to be circulated among the brethren at the next meeting

A letter was read from Bro. Carter, of Nottingham, with suggestions for the Annual Meeting.

Bro. Amphlett gave a report of the Annual Meeting he attended at Louth, which was of a very excellent character, the proceeds being in advance of the preceding year.

Much regret was expressed at the continued illness of the Hon. Secre. tary, whose place was filled at the meeting by Bro. Johnson.

The next meeting of the Committee

DEATHS. Jan, 7, 1881. Francis Stow, Bartonon-Humber Branch, aged forty-nine years. Trusting in Christ as his only Saviour. Claim £8

April, 1881. Ann Beal, Oundle Branch. While in possession of her usual health she was seized with death, and in a few minutes her spirit was gone. Claim £3. May 1, 1881. Joseph Wagstaff

, Cromford Branch, aged seventy-six years.

He departed in peace. He had been an annuitant 277 weeks, and had received €55 8s. Claim £4.

May 2, 1881. William Buckley, Leicester 1st Branch, aged seventy-two years. His end was peace. Claim £8.

May 2, 1881. James Hindry, Caws. ton Branch, aged seventy-one years. Happy in death. His last words were, “There is nothing worth living for now. I have worked for my Saviour and His cause, and now I am going home.” He had been an annuitant thirty weeks, and had received £7 10s. Claim £4.

May 6, 1881. John W. Bossingham, Peterborough 2nd Branch, aged twentyfour years. He died happy in the Lord. Claim £8.

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CASH RECEIVED BY THE GENERAL TREASURER TO MAY 15TH, 1881.

Free Sub- Benefit scriptions. Members.

£ 8. d. £ 8. d. Liskeard 1st

06 0 Hereford

090 Blackburn-Collection at Withnell Mill

0 7 6

1 130 Bridport

0 90 Skipton

2 80 Stour bridge

1 100 Bromsgrove-Mr. F. Brook, 28; Mrs. Dutton, 2s 6d ; Mr. J. Goodwin, 2s 6d ; Miss A. Rogers, 7s 6d

0 14 6

1 4 0 Forest of Dean

2 2 0 Taunton

0 3 0 Peterborough 1st Newport Pagnel-Mr. Bodley, 1s; Public Meeting, 12s 10d; Mr. W. Grimes, hm. £1 18

1 14 10

1 70 Barnsley

5 130 Shipley Tamworth—Mr. T. Argyle, hm. £1 ls

1 1 0 St. Just-Mr. R. Boyne, hm. £1 ls

1 1 0 Denby Dale-Collection at Denby Dale, £178 2d

1 7 2 Huddersfield 1st.-Mr. T. Armitage, hc. 10s 60 ; Mr. T.

Avison, 58; Mr. T. Fitton, 58 ; Mr. W. Mallinson, hm.

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1 10

Free Sub-
scriptions.

£ 8. d.
£1 18 ; Mr. Munroe, 2s 60 ; Mr. W. Lidster, hm. £1 ls;
Mr. W. Nettleton, 58 ; Mr. H. Pogson, 9s 10d ; Mr. G.
Wallhead, 5s

4 4 10 Darentry-Mrs. Reeve, £1

1 0 0 Hinckley-Mr. T. A. Chawner, hm. £1 18

1 1 0
Mansfield
Halifax
Grantham—Mr. W. Christian, hc. 10s 6d; Mr. H. Escritt,

hm. £1 18; Mr. R. Hempstead, hm. £1 ls; Mr. J. Par
ker, hm. £1 ls; Councillor Scoffield, hm. £1 ls; Mr. W.
Smith, 58; Mr. R. Waddington, hc. 10s 6d

5 10 0
Hull
Reading-Mr. T. Blackall; hm. £2 28; Mr. J. Fear, hm.

£1 ls; Mr. J. Minty, hm. £1 Is; Mr. M. Nash, hm. £1 ls 5 5 0
Luton
Wisbech-Mr. W. Lane, hm, £1; Mr. J. Pollard, 5s 3d ;
Rev. Jolly, hc. 10s

1 15 3
Shrewsbury
Framlingham
Yeovil
Workington...
Leighton BuzzardTea and Public Meeting at Chedding-

ton (Tea given), £3 58; Leighton Buzzard, Collection
after Sermon by Bro. Benson, 17s 6d; Public Meeting,
£2 18 7d ; Mr. W. Brown, 5s; Soulbury, Public Meeting,
£1 28 5d; Stewkley Public Meeting, £1 4s 10d; Mrs.
Hedges, 5s; Wing, Public Meeting, £1 11s 2d; Cubling-
ton, Public Meeting, £1 9s 3d; Miss Harvey's Box, £2 128.
Less printing, 18s 3d

13 15 6
Shotley Bridge
Oundle
Diss-Mr. J. Ford, hm. £1 1s...

1 1 0
Wrexham
Blyth
Wellingborough Mr. J. Parsons, 58; Mr. T. Parsons, 58... 0 10 0
St. Ives
Helston
Bakewell 1st
Bath-Mr. T. G. Osborne, hm. £1 18

1 1 0
Sherborne-Mr. H. S. Dyke, 2s 6d ; Mr. C. Ensor, 78 6d ... 0 10 0
Newcastle-on-Tyne 1st
Thetford—Rev. G. Buckley, 28 60 ; Mrs. C. Fison, hc. 10s;

Mr. E. Frost, 58 ; Mr. J. Palmer, 2s 6d ; Mr. W. Pechey,
hc. 108; Mr. J. Read, 1s; Mr. J. Whiteley, 18

1 12 0 Thame-Meeting at Haddenham, £2 0s 7d; Mr. J. Wilson, hc. 108

2 10 7 Great Queen Street-Mr. B. B. Wake, hm. £1 18

1 1 0
Wimborne
Sowerby Bridge
Barton-on-Humber
Pontypool
Brackley-Mr. R. Carter, hm. £5 68

5 5 0 Hackney-Dr. Aldom, hm. £1 ls

1 1 0 Swaffham-Mrs. Allen, hm. £1 ls ; Mr. C. Hewitt, hm. £1 18; Mr. J. Love, hm. £1 ls

3 3 0 Bristol-Rev. T. Hacking, hc. 108 6d; Mr. Latham, 58;

Rev. W. Nicholson, 58; Balance of Collection, 198 5d .. 1 19 11 Cardiff--Mr. E. Beavan, hm. qly. 58 3d; Mr. F. J. Beavan, hm. qly. 5s 3d

0 10 6 Ledbury Leek-Mr. C. Fisher, 68 ; Mr. W. Jackson, 58

0 11 0 Glossop-Mr. J. Clayton, qly. 38

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Free Sub- Benefit scriptions. Members.

£ 8. d. £ 8. d. DunstableMr. R. Barton, hm. £1 18; Mrs. Baldeaks,

12s 6d ; Mr. J. Bransome (Box), 48 ; Mr. Delemore (Box), 48; Mr. Girling, 58 ; Mr. E. Hawkins, 98 ; Dr. J. Robinson, hm. £1 ls

3 16 6 3 13 6 SpitalfieldsMr. W. Pearce, hm. £1 18; Mr. R. B. Salisbury, hm. £1 ls

2 2 0 Folkestone

1 3 0 Alton

1 1 0 Croydon-Mr. J. Wade, hm. £1 18; Mrs. Wade, hc. 108 6d 1 11 6 Huntingdon - Miss Freshfield, hc. 10s 6d ; Collection at

Huntingdon, £1 13s 4d; Ditto St. Ives, £6 2s. Less 6s 6d net

7 19 4 2 10 0 Bradwell

1 190 Donnham-Mr. J. L. Bennett, hm. qly. 58 3d; Mr. W. Ben.

nett, Sen., hm. £1 ls; Mr. W. Bennett, Jun., hm. qly. 5s 3d; Mr. J. Flatman, hm. qly. 5s 3d; Mr. J. Scott, hm. £1 ls

2 17 9 3 0 0 Liverpool

2 19 0 Isle of Wight-Mr. E. Hillyer, hm. £1 18; Mr, M. Smith, hm. £1 ls...

2 2 0 0 3 0 Driffield

2 4 0 Coventry-Collection at Carpenters Lane, £1 10s

1 10 0

1 10 0 Birmingham 3rdMr. J. E. Hockey, hm. 2 qrs. 108 60 0 10 6

11 130 Ashton-under-Lyne- Mrs. W. Prestwich, hm. £1 18 ; Mr. C. Rodgers, 10s 6d

1 11 6

2 110 FavershamMr. T. M. Attwater, hc. 128 ; Mr. B. G. Berry,

2 qrs. 10s 6d ; Mr. T. S. Berry, 38 ; Mr. J. Cremer, hm. £1 ls ; Mr. R. S. Dunn, hm. qly. 5s 3d ; Mr. A. Humphreys, hm. qly. 58 3d ; Mr. G. Johnson, hm. qly. 58 3d; Mr. T. Lightfoot, 5s ; Mr. F. Shilling, 2s 6d ; Mr. Tolhurst, 58 ; Mr. J. Wildish, hm. qly. 58 3d

4 0 0 1 16 0 Shaftsbury-Mr. R. Edwards, hm. £1 ls

1 1 0 5 100 Durham - Mr. S. Collinson, hc. 10s; Mr. Fletcher, hc. 108; Mr. W. R. Golightly, hm. £1 ls ; Mr. W. Grey, hm. £2 2s; Mr. T. Winter, hm. £1 ls

5 4 0 3 14 0 Leicester 1st—Mr. W. Collier, hm, £2; Public Meeting, net, £3 6s 3d

5 6 3

2 8 0 Howden-Mr. J. Armatage, hc. 10s; Mr. W. Bland, hc.

108; Mr. E. Dawson, hc. 108 ; Mr. T. G. Jaques, hm. £1 ls ; Mr. R. J. Reynolds, hm. £1 ls; Mr. T. C. Turton, 58

3 17 0 0 15 0 Melton Mowbray

0 15 0 Stafford

0 15 0 NewburyMr. H. Dolton, hm. £l 18 ; Mr. S. Elliott, hm.

£1 1s; Mr. T. Fidler, hc. 108; Mr. T. Garlick, hm. £1 18; Mr. W. Mason, hc. 128 ; Mr. R. A. Taylor, 68 ; Mr. J. E. Woodger, hm. £1 ls; Mr. J. Webb, hm. £1 ls

6 13 0 4 4 0 WindsorMr. T. Chamberlain, hm. £l 18 ; Mr. R. Walker, hm. £1 ls

2 2 0

0 120 GloucesterMr. G. Brown, hm. 14s 9d; Mr. Hine, 58 0 19 9 5 06 Kingswood - A Friend, 2s 6d ; Mr. W. Somerville, hm. £1;

Mr. W. Stone, hm, £1; Mr. E. Williams, hm. £i. Chapel
Collections : U.M.F.C. Bethel, £1 78 7d; Bitton, 38 ;
Bridge Yate and Warmley, £1 68; Clay Hill, 4s; Cock
Road, 78; Crews Hole, 108; Fishponds, £1; Frenchay,
2s 6d ; Hanham, 138; Hanham Green, 38 8d; Longwells
Green, 12s 4d; Redfield, £2 ls 6d ; Soundwell, 8s 3d ;
Staple Hill, £1 188 10d ; Whites Hill, 58 11d; Zion,
£2 138 9d ...

16 19 10 4 1 6 Louth -- Mr. J. S. Foster, hm. £i ls; Mr. G. Stovin, hm.

£1; Mr. J. Hay, hm. £1 ls ; Mr. S. Foster, 58; Mr. H. D. Simpson, qly. 38; Mr. W. Carrett, 58; Mr. T. Ashley,

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