Imatges de pàgina

deputation to, 43; subjects discussed,
44; preaching, 46; native churches
and pastors,...

Ceylon missionary conference,

China, condition of females in, 40;

pirates, 42; tract distribution ir.
Hang Chau, 43; prospects in,... 439
Chusan, nucleus of a church, 13; labors

of the assistant, 39;-of Mr. Knowl-
ton, 465; baptisms, 39, 41; Catholic
influence, 42; hopeful aspect, 42,
182; interesting inquirer,

Crawley, A. R. R., journal of, 176; tour

to Rangoon, 176; return, 177; preach-
ing tours,

Cross, E. B., letter from, 179; visit to

Matah, 179; to Baulau, 341; journal
of, 399; dialogue with a heathen Ka-


prospective efforts, 22; penny-a-day
society, 22; interdiction of religious
books, 113; the public sentiment, 114;
toleration in Macedonia,

-, fasting in, 20; and almsgiving, 21;
state of the public mind, 21; relig-
ious freedom, 22; the eastern war, ..

Henthada mission, report on, 225; an-

nual report, 272; tour, 176; baptism
of a priest, 177; the assistants, 177;
church formed, 372; interest in the
regions beyond, 372; mournful tid-
ings, 372; baptisms, 373; aged con-
vert, 373; the great want,

Hibbard, C., letter from, 5; appeal to

the churches of America, 5; journal
of, 366; tour, 367; monster banyan,
367; jungle tour,

Hongkong mission, report on, 213; an-

nual report, 291; external influences,
111; native assistants, 111; peril of
A Tui, 111; the church, 112; candi-
dates for baptism, 112, 403; outsta-
tions and schools, 112; female helper,
112; book distribution, 113; oral
preaching, 113; meeting for prayer,
401; miracles of mercy, 401; chapel
worship, 402; literary graduates in-
terested, 402; speech of A Tui, 102;
natives keeping the Sabbath, 404;
inquirers and baptisms,

India as it was and as it is, 433; north-

ern, the work in,
Indian missions, report on, 222; annual

report, 310; missionaries appointed

Ingalls, L., health of, 177; his death no-
ticed, 372, obituary of,

Jewett, L., journal of, 463; visit to a

Hindu village, 463; wayside preach-
ing, 463; female inquirer,

Jewish mission in Turkey,

Johnson J., journal of.

Jones, J. T., assault on,


Dawson, J., letter from, 374; visit to

the capital, 374; audience of the
king, 374; invitation to reside at the
capital, 376; sight to the blind, 376;
medical treatment,
De Neui, F., journal of,..
Donations, 31, 63, 94, 126, 154, 191, 349,

383, 415, 446,
Douglass, F. A.,' letter from, 74; arri-

val, 74; incipient labors, 74; appeal

for help,
Douglass, J. L., letter from, 136; daily

English Bible Translation Society,....









France, mission to, report on, 218; an-

nual report, 298; return of Mr. Wil-

General Baptist Missionary Society,..
Germany, mission to, 13, 186; report

on, 218; annual report, 300; chapels
at flberseld and Stettin, 13,17; church
at Brussels, 13; pastor elected at
Elbing, 15; persecutions, 16, 17;
church at Berlin, 16; Seegefeld, 17;
cheering scenes at Bernstein, 186;
the Darbyists, 404; Christ the only
refuge, 404; the law fulfilled, 105; few
that be saved, 405; error corrected,
405; the ignorant instructed, 405;
edict on literary instruction on the
Sabbath, 406; dissenters required to
pay church rates, 406; love feast, 406;
baptisms, 407; sin abounding, 407; a
true missionary, 407; king of Prussia
and the Evangelical Alliance, 408;
Prussian Association, 409; journals of
native assistants, 468; hungering for
the bread of life, 468; the Catholic and
Pilgrim's Progress, 468; persecution
at Ludwigslust, 469; winter-hard-
ships, 469; successíul labors, 469;
visit to Bohemia, 470; missionary
contributions, 470; sewing societies,
470; testimony to the Baptists, 470;
religious awakenings, 470; timid be-
liever, 471; the gospel made effect-

Karens, mission to the, (see Maulmain,

Taroy, Rangoon, Bassein, Toungoo,
Shwaygyeen, llenthada,) interest in,
1; Dr. Hengstenberg's opinion of, 1;
Dr. Hoffinan's, 1; natives the chief
instrument in its advancement, 1;
characteristics of Karen converts, 66;
Karen preachers, 67; earliest efforts,
100,165; translation of the Bible, 180;
theo ogical school, 165, 329; first or-
dination of Karen ministers, 163; let-
ters from Karen assistants 174; revi-
val scenes, 322; Karen schools, 325;
ideas of self-support, 312; martyrdom
of pastor Thaghe, 388; additions to
the Karen churches, 390; list of Ka-

ren churches,
Kincaid, E., tour of, to Woonten Zike,

9; letter of,...
Klinker, T., letter from,..
Knowlton, M. J., visit to Chusan, 42,

82; opinion on teaching English, 85;

letter from, 465; labors at Chusan,
Lehmann, G. W., letter from, 13; tour

to Paris, 13; occupations,....
Letters from missionaries, 62, 126, 154,






Greece, mission to, (See Sakellarius,)

17, 113, 183; report on, 213; annual
report, 310; interested hearers in Æ-
gina, 18; hopeful inquirer, 19; opin-
ions of a priest, 19; opposition at Po-
ros, 20; at Hydra, 20; thoughts on
gratuitous Bible distribution in, 22:

Loo Choo kingdom,..


sein at,


Lord, E. C., journal of, 39; occupations

Sweden and Denmark, 27; evangeli-

41 cal missions, 27; Switzerland, 28;

the Jews, 28; Italy, 28; Turkey and
Macgowan, D. J., letter from, 9; move-

Greece, 29; observance of the Lord's
ments of, 41, 42; on itinerant preach-

day, 29; Hungary,


181 Persecutions in Germany, 16, 307; in mod
Mason, F., letter from,.
103 Sweden, 59, 87; in Greece,

Matah church, state of, .

180 Prome mission, 9, 139, 178; report on,
Maulmain Burman mission, 36; report

225; annual report, 274; native as:
on, 220; annual report, 252; As-

sistants, 139; tours, 139, Ko En or-
sociation, 37; statistics, 38; death-

dained, 139; religious services, 140;
bed repentance, 80; daily labors, 81; school, 140; churches, 140; contri-
retrospect, 344; on the conversion of

butions, 140; state of the mission... 178
Burmans, 345; the great want,. .... 345 Protestantism, modern German,.

Maulmain Karen mission, 5; report on,

220; annual report, 255; reduction Rangoon Burman mission, 38; report
in remittances to, 5, 6; native preach-

on, 225; annual report, 267; letter from
ers, 7; schools, 7; ordination, 37;

the church, 38; Karen department,. 268
covenant meeting, 366; a sad sight, Rarotonga, mission in,....

366; applicants for baptism, 367; Relation of missionaries to the Union,
Krungpung, 367; faults among Chris-

331; letter from missionaries in Bur
tians, 367; Sgau catechism, 368;

mah, 331; thoughts on the letter,
crisis in a church member's life, 368;

335; comments of Messrs. Stevens
heathen coming to hear, 368 ; a

and Mason, 337; circular from the
dim light, 369; state of the church,

Committee to missionaries in Bur-
869; church at Tacraikee, 456; con-


tribution, 456; church at Mauko, 456; Religious liberty, 85; meeting at Paris
Kodako church and pagoda,

458 in reference to, 14, 308; interview
Maulmain, signification of, 418; the-

with the king of Prussia, 14,.....

ological school, 8; students from Bas- Rhenish Missionary Society,..

8 Ringsdorff, F., journal of,..

Missionaries, arrival and departure of,
30, 191, 349,

445 Sakellarius, D., letter from, 17; a col-
Missionary appointments,


porteur, 17; journal of, 18; interview
Mission schools, Teloogoo boarding and

with a priest, 18; a solitary laborer,
day-schools, 74; theological class, 74;

22; merciful preservation, 114; voy-
examination of 75; Taroy day-school, age to Volo, 183; misapprehension
75, 181, 325; mode of conducting, 75,

corrected, 183; voyage to Thessalo-
Sabbath school and Bible class, 76;

nica, 184; Constantinople and the
for native assistants, 165; Mr. Ab-


bott's school in Arracan, 166; schools

Satterlee, A. B., obituary of,
of various missionaries, 166; Dr. Ma-

Sau Quala, the second Karen convert,
son's mode of conducting, 167, 327;

1; his parents, 2; birth-place, 3;
Dr. Binney's theological school, 168; preaching of Ko Thahbyu, 4; oppos-
schools at Toungoo, 326; Mr. Board-

ed by his father, 34, 35; desire to
man's plan, 327; Maulmain normal

learn, 34; his baptism, 35; begins to
school, 328; – teaching English in

expound Christian books, 67; his
schools, 329; school at Hongkong,

mother, 267; his wife, 70; first preach-
112; at Bassein, 8, 138; disbanding the

ing tour, 97; specimens of his preach-
Ningpo day-school, 181; Assam nor-

ing, 98; missionary journeys and
mal school, 346; schools in the mis-

labors, 102; journal, 102; his helpers,
sions of the American Board, 141;

103; devotion to his work, 104, 456;
Batticotta seminary, 148; among the

aids in translating the Karen Bible,


129; first pastoral charge, 162; men-

tal traits and theological attainments,
Native agency, 413; preachers, support

162; ordained, 163; revival labors,

324 323; excursions, 324; establishes
Ningpo mission, report on, 213; annual schools, 326; acquires the Pwo dia-
report, 293; Akwang and Amning, 9;

lect, 363; enters Toungoo, 423; refus-
baptisms, 12, 39, 41, 42; Chusan, 13,

es a government office,

39, 82; baptistery, 42 ; correspond-

Shanar Christians, native agency and
ence of a convert and the Catholic

liberality among,

bishop, 82, 83; disbanding the

Shatoo, Moung, the Burman name of
school, 181; itinerant preaching, 181;

Sau Quala,

light and shade, 465; the great want,

Shwaygyeen mission, report on, 220;
465; sinister motives, 466; inter-

annual report, 261; - position of,
esting inquirer, 466; new assistants, Simons, T., letter from,
467; fruit of retrenchiment, 467;

South seas, missionary success in the, 119
superstitious observances,
467 Spiritualism in Burmah, 8,


Sweden, persecutions in, 59, 87, 307;
Oncken, F., journal of, .
471 progress of religion in,

60, 305
Paris, conference at, 13, 22; opening Tavay mission, report on, 220; annual
meeting and Evangelical Alliance,

report, 258; centres of influence, 75;
23; Young Men's Associations, 23;

school, 75; zayats, 76; assistants, 76;
Great Britain, 24 ; infidelity, 24 ;

Christian death, 77; funeral proces-
United States, 25; Holland and Bel-

sions, 79, 105, 109; queries of a heath-
gium, 25; Germany, 26; France, 26;

en mind, 108, 109; encouraging to-








kens, 110; state of the church, 180;
-of other churches, 180; superstition,
180; church at Oungpoon, 341; the
Association, 341; Karen ideas on self-
support, 342; -on education, 343;
Baulau church, 344; Kabin church,
400; the communion, 401; liberality
of an assistant,

Teloogoo mission, report on, 217; annu-

al report, 70, 284; reinforced, 70;
baptisms, 70; inquirers, 71; mode of
labor, 72; itineracies, 72; native as-
sistants, 73; printing, 73; schools, 74;
appeal for help, 340; wayside preach-
ing, 463; female inquirer,

Thayet, zayat to be built in, 9; bap-

tisms, 179; assistants at, 179; church
at, 179; favorably situated,

Thomas, B. C., letier from,

Toungoo city, 423; — kingdom, history

mission, (See Sau Quala,) report
on, 220; annual report, 262; com-
mencement of, 102; list of churches,
103; native helpers, 103, 104; tour

west of the city, 169; light needed,
169; only one way to heaven, 170;
letters from assistants, 174; associa-

tion, first meeting of,
Van Meter, H. L., letter from, 7, 138,

370; death of his eldest child,
Wegner, F., journal of, .
Weist, T., letter from,
Ward, w., letter from, 378, 430; jour-

nal of, 427; tours, 427; reception at
Basgora, 427; visit to Ranee, .
Wiehler, J., letter from,
Whitaker, D., journal of, 169; tour west

of Toungoo, 169; Sabbath with the
Karens, 171; deserted village, 171;
alone, yet not alone, 172; first fruits
gathered, 173; reasons in favor of
printing books in Bghai, 173; letter
Whiting, S. M., journal of, 390; three

weeks among the Miris, 390; old ac-
Zemindary system in India, ..





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the labors of the converts into deep shade; but the Karen missionaries, like

the magician of old, call up spirits more BY REV. F. MASON, D. D.

powerful than themselves. Ko ThahPerhaps no mission creates so general byu was a specimen of the men when an interest at present as the mission to wholly uneducated, laboring under the the Karens. Dr. Hoffman, long at the eye of the missionary, a licentiate, who head of the Missionary Seminary at never administered the ordinances Basle, and now one of the highest eccle- Sau Quala is a specimen of what they siastical dignitaries in Prussia, remarked are with the advantages of education,to the writer : “ While in Basle, I had of an ordained minister, pastor, and indethe publications sent me from all the pendent missionary in charge of a large missionary societies in existence, and I important district, administering the orhave always considered your Karen dinances on his own sole responsibility. mission as the most successful in the “ There is a want of definite informaworld.” And I left Professor Hengsten- tion,” remarked a gentleman to me, when berg, in Berlin, spelling out the Memoir conversing on the Karen mission; and of Ko Thahbyu in English; but the work having had repeated applications for that has since, I am informed, been trans- information, it has been thought that a lated into German, and published in Ger- history of the life and labors of Sau Quamany. Similar sentiments are enter- la, incorporating a succinct history of the tained in the best informed religious cir- Karen mission up to the present time, cles in England and Scotland ; and the would be an acceptable offering to the Memoir of Ko Thahbyu has been scat- friends of missions. tered broadcast over the land by the

Conversion. English Tract Society.

The Karen mission is distinguished When Wordsworth wrote his “ Highabove all others on record, by the na- land Girl ” at Inversneyde on Loch Lotives themselves being the chief instru- mond, and gazed on

" those

grey rocks, ments in its advancement. In the records the lake, the bay, the waterfall,” he was of other missions, there is always some not at all aware that the scene was reSt. Xavier looming up in the foreground, produced at the antipodes, even to the as the moving spirit, and throwing all contorted mica slate rocks. It was the

first cascade I had met in the Karen glens, | falls on thorns, the thorns pierce it. and burst upon my view as I was thread- Thorns fall on it, the thorns spear it. ing my way barefooted and barelegged Our habitation is a thorn bush. We up the bed of a babbling brook, in one come upon the Siamese, the Siamese of the early years of my missionary life, make us slaves. We happen upon the to the base of a range of mountains high-Burmese, the Burmese make us slaves." er than the Alleghanies, on whose un- He felt as if his heart would not overbroken summit a railroad might be con- flow, but burst with suppressed rage structed without bridging a single stream, against his Buddhist oppressors.

He up to Thibet, and through to the high- hated them with an unquenchable halands of Central Asia, where Noah and tred; and he hated their religion, and his sons cultivated the vine. From their pagodas, and their images, and these mountains, the stream I ascended their priests, and everything that was comes tumbling down in a clattering theirs. He hated the taskmaster, who cascade, through a deep gorge, and de- ordered him to-day to drag boats or pull scends into a small lake, a mile or two logs; and he hated the officer, who comdistant, teeming with tame barbel and manded him to-morrow to cut bamboos carp, clothed in green and gold and scar- or ratans, or collect dammer or beeswax, Jet, that come to the band to be fed, pet- or gather cardamons or capsicum. “The ted as living offerings to the pagoda on iron had entered into his soul.” The the cliffs which throw their shadows over habit of looking on so many objects with the waters.

unmitigated detestation, absorbed every About forty years ago a tottering bam- better feeling of his nature, and left him boo house might have been seen stand- not even the shadow of a smile for his ing on the brink of the gorge, through quiet, uncomplaining wife, who planted which this brook leaps, threatening with the cotton, weeded it, watched it, gathevery gust of wind to fall into the gulf ered it, carded it, spun it, dyed it, below. Its inmates were a tall, long-wove it into cloth, and then made it bearded Karen man, a very fair, round- into tunics and shawls for himself and faced Karen woman his wife, and one his children. child, about two years old. They were I have seen many agreeable Karen groaning, with the rest of their nation, women, but never one that made so under Burmese oppression ; but they deep and lasting an impression on my had heard some indistinct reports, that mind, and awoke such pleasing emothe ships of the white men often appeared tions, as Quala's mother. If ever human in the Burmese seaports, and believing being received the gospel as glad tidings, that these white men were their destined she did. Were I an artist, called upon deliverers, they began to look up in hope to depict Mary sitting at the feet of Jethat the epoch of their salvation drew sus, I should immediately transfer her nigh ; so when a second son was born to the canvas from the picture on the unto them, about this time, they called tablet of my memory, as I have seen her his name Hope, QUALA, because, they seated at the feet of the teacher or teachsaid, “We hope happiness will come to eress. us in his days.” This is the Rev. Sau Whenever she could leave her home, Quala, now in charge of the Karen mis-she was with the missionary, wherever sion in the province of Toungoo ;-where he might be; whether in the city or in he has baptized more than fifteen hun- the jungle; and whenever she was with dred converts.

the missionary, from early dawn to late His father was an austere man. He at night, she was literally seated at brooded to the confines of madness over his feet, or at the feet of his wife, listhe wrongs of his nation. “ The bamboo tening through her large almond eyes, leaf,” — to use his own metaphor, — "it beaming with intelligence and happi

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