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seats available for school desks, or W. Millwood, Mr. John Renwick, tea tables; consequently presenting Mr. W. J. Roberts, and Mr. C. every facility for day school, tea Sampson, £2 each; Mr. C. Farmer, party, or lecture hall. The trustees Mr. R. Platts, Mr. F. Thompson's may be congratulated on their children, Mr. Thomas Wilson, Mr. choice of the designs of Messrs. R. Bailey, Miss Kay, Miss Inman, Clegg, and Knowles, architects, Miss Hayward, Miss Mills, Mrs. Manchester, as presenting every Percival, Mrs. A. C. Derbyshire, thing that could be wished without Miss Wilson, Miss Ella Wilson, Mr. lavish expenditure; not less fortu. A. F. Brown, and Mrs. Swain, nate were they in committing the £1 18. each; Mr. J. Davis, Mr. G. Fork to Messrs. Robert Neill and Richards, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Roth. Sons, who have executed it in a well, A Friend, Miss F. Hall, Mr. style of workmanship worthy of Gyte, Mr. and Mrs. Wagstaff, Miss that eminent firm; and though in Richards, Mr. W. Mann, Mr. John overy respect thorough and excel Webster, Miss Hunt, Mr. Donalson, lent, yet it was finished a month and Mr. Odgen, £1 each ; Mr. Stebefore the specified time.
venson's children, 15s.; Mr. A. The entire cost will be about Burley, and Mr. Eger, 10s. 6d. £2,700, towards which the following each ; Mr. Charles Spence, Mr. subscriptions have been promised, Warburton, Mr. Henry Richards, and the greater portion paid : Rev. Edward Thomas, and Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Derbyshire, £105; Yates, 103. each; Miss Speakman, Mr.Councillor Jenkinson, £100; Mr. 78.; Miss Holmes, Miss Blunt, Miss Councillor Harwood, £75; Mr. J. Campbell, Mr. Dearn, and Mr. C. H. Brookes, £50; Mr. John Turner, H. Meaden, 5s. each ; Mrs. Lowe, Mr. J. Jenkinson, and Mr. R. Han Mrs. Charles Spence, and Mrs. kinson, £25 each; Mr. Robert Harrison, 2s. 6d. each; Miss Elby, Gladstone, Mr. James Woodhouse, 2s.; Proceeds of Entertainments, Mr. E.Wood, Mr. Alderman Pilling £37 10s. 7d.; Proceeds of Bazaar and Messrs. Lockett, Sons, and and Christmas Tree, £308 5s. 7d.; Leake, £10 each; Mr. Councillor Canvass of Neighbourhood, £8 12s. Morris, Mr. F. Thompson, Mrs. F. 5d.; Proceeds of Ladies' Sewing Thompson, Mr. Henry Smith, Mr. Meetings, £7 19s. 8d. ; Proceeds of James Percival, Mr. R. Greenhalgh, Tea at School, £12 7s. 5d.; Grant Mr. G. Jenkinson, Mr. A. O. Derby from School Fund, £12 10s.; Inteshire, Mr. W. P. Burnley, Miss rest on money lent, £18 48. 4d.; Burnley, Miss Butterfield, and Mr. Amount in Purses laid on Stone, Moss, £5 53. each; Mr. Councillor £40 28. 7.; Collected at StoneMuirhead, Mr. J. Rathbone, Mr. R. laying and received at Door, £7 188. Stevenson, Mr.J. K. Foreman, Mr. 90.; Grant from Whit Week Fund, T. Rycroft, Mr. John Burnley, Mrs. £10.- Total, £1,137 10s. 10d. John Burnley, Mr. John Brooks, After the great efforts made by Mr. Derbyshire's children, Mr. G. our friends in the first subscription, Bradbury, Mr. John Neill, and Mr. some auxiety was felt as to the John Wainwright, £5 each; Mr. pecuniary result of the opening John Dean, Mr. Thomas Gaythorpe, services. Our devoted and liberal and Mrs. Hopkinson, £3 33. each; friend, Mr. Derbyshire, being unMr. Milling, Mr. Henry Green, and well, and knowing the uncertainty 1st Class Males, £3 each; Mrs. R. of life, resolved that his aid should Stevenson, £2 108.; Mr. W. Hard- in no case be wanting at the openman, Mr. W. S. Haines, Mr. G. ing, and therefore handed fifty Hall, Mr. T. Earnshaw, Mr. Samuel guineas to one of the treasurers, to Grundy, Miss Hopkinson, Miss be given on the occasion. Death Kendall, and Miss Gaythorpe, £22s. did, indeed, enter his family at the each; Miss Manthorpe, Rev. W. time, but took away not the parent Longbottom, Mr. O. Phillips, Mr.J. stock, but a blooming, promising Jenkinson's children, Mr. N. Jones, youth of thirteen, who went to Mr. Brindley, Miss Esplin, Mr. J. view the school the Sabbath before
the opening, worshipped with us in was it raised ? No part of biothe evening, heard a sermon on graphy is more useful than that “ Behold! I come quickly," and which exhibits the process by which then scarlatina did its work; but great minds have been formed; and his beloved father was spared, no statements of church work are though in bereavement, to attend more valuable than those which the opening services. May his valu. detail the successive steps by which able life long be spared to us! On satisfactory results have been Sunday, November 6, 1870, the reached. Two words, Liberality and first opening sermon was preached Labour, explain the result of our by the Rev. William Longbottom, great tea meeting. First, our the late superintendent of the cir esteemed and long-tried friend, Mr. cuit, under whose administration Councillor Jenkinson, who laid the the foundation stone was laid. The foundation stone by proxy (his discourse was an able exposition of son, Mr. Joseph, officiating, by the first and great commandment, desire of the trustees), announced and the collection £31 28. 0fd. Our that, independently of what he gave venerable friend, the Rev. Robert at the opening services, he would Henshaw, addressed the children, give forty trays (£10) to the tea parents, and teachers in the New meeting. Mr. Councillor Harwood School, in the afternoon, when £4 and Mr. John Burnley, in a friendly 12s. 6 d. was contributed. Dr. way, stimulated each other to offer Stacey preached in the evening a & like sum; Mr. R. Hankinson discourse coming home to the hearts followed in the same good way; of the people, on “The name of from Mr. Derbyshire's munificent the Lord is a strong tower," when contribution ten guineas were £27 178. 2d. was collected. On the allotted; then lady collectors were following Sabbath, the Rev. J. F. appointed to beg for trays, and Goodall, who was stationed in this after much travel and toil, through circuit a few years ago, and greatly all kinds of unfavourable weatherendeared himself, preached in the for the excellent woman is not morning, on “The barrel of meal afraid of the snow-they obtained that wasted not,” and the collection more than FIVE HUNDRED TRAYS. reached £23 128. 4d.; and in the The following were the sums anevening he expatiated on “ We nounced at the tea meeting: preach Christ crucified,” with power Collected by Mrs. Hankinson and and freedom, and £26 18s. 8d. was Mrs. Harwood, £82 9s. 6d., as added to the contributions. The follows:-Mr. Derbyshire, £10 10s.; labours of all the brethren thus en Mr. Councillor Harwood, Mr. Hangaged were highly appreciated. The kinson, and Mr. John Burnley, Lord was with his servants. £10 each; Mr. Toulson, £3 3s. ;
On Wednesday, November 16th, Mr. J. H. Brookes, £2; Mr. John the tea meeting was held-perhaps Brooks, £1 108.; Mr. and Mrs. the most successful in the annals Ford, £1 11s. 6d.; Mr. A. O of the Connexion ; and because it Derbyshire, £15s.; Mr. Whitis desirable to say how it was made worth and Mr. Burton, £1 ls. each; so successful we must describe the Mr. Fox, Mr. Barker, Mr. Gilman, process. A tea meeting that raised Mr. Milne, Mr. Whiterow, Mr. over £143 is perhaps without com Lightbourne, Mr. Brett, Messrs. pare, yet we are willing that every Butterworth and Hall, Mr. J. L. circuit in the Connexion should Bury, Messrs. Hine and Marsh, surpass us. May we say, “Provoke Mr. Phillips, Mr. Woodhouse, Mr. us, dear brethren, to love and good Warren, Mr. Foreman, Mr. Holworks; stimulate us; bring your land, Mr. Milling, Mrs. Horden, noblest deeds and put them side by Mr. Astley, Mr. Hill (Bury), and side with our poor nothings, and Mr. Lings, £1 each; Mr. Chapman, shame us to do more for a loving 10s. 6.; Mr. Jackson, Mr. A. Saviour and a lost world.”
Talent, Mrs. Stephenson, Mr. Edge, But £143 at a toa meeting-how Mr. Courtneidge, Mr. Wilson, Mr.
Bolderson, Mr. William Ellis, Mr. Miss Burnley, Miss Gaythorpe, Wagstaff, and Mr. Jackson, 10s. Miss Stead, Miss S. Wilson, Miss each; Mr. S. Jones, Mr. James E. Wilson, Miss M. A. Stevenson, Eyres, Mr. Gilbert, Mrs. Beadles, Miss Yates, Miss Talent, and Miss Mrs. Rothwell, Miss Florence Wood- Kay, 5s. each; Master J. Daley, house, Master Herbert Woodhouse, Master James Brooks, Mr. W. Mrs. Richards, Mr. Bradshaw, Mr. Howarth, Mr. G. Proudlove, and Fletcher, Mr. J. Davies, Mr. Proud. Mr. J. W. Millward, 2s. 6d. each; love, Mrs. Hopkinson, Mrs. Foster, Small Sums, 8s. and Mr. Gyte, 5s, each ; Mrs. Allen, Oh, the power of littles! Oh, the Mrs. Warriner, Mr. Hodgson, Mr. wonders wrought by the agglomeJohn Millward, Mr. L. Weser, a ration of atoms! Despise not the Friend, a Friend, and Mr. Earn- widow's mite. Some of the smaller shaw, 2s. 6d. each; Mr. Hyde, 28.; sums were doubtless contributed Mrs. Parker, 6d.
with the greatest sacrifice and selfCollected by Mrs. Jenkinson and denial; but God is not unrighteous Mrs. W. Jenkinson, £50 16s. 6d., to forget their work of faith and as follows:-Mr. Councillor Jen- labour of love. kinson, £10; M. J. Jenkinson, Mr. The tickets were not left to sell R. Neill, junr., and a Friend, £5 themselves, but distributed among each; Mr. Councillor Jenkins, £3 33.; a number of persons charged to sell Mrs. Haines, £1 108.; Mr. Burnley, them, and no less than 695 tickets £2; Mr. Hall and Mr. Percival, were sold. The energy displayed £1 58. each ; Mr. Councillor Farrer, in the manifold preparatory arMr. J. Neill, Mr. and Mrs. Steven rangements reflects great credit on son, Mr. G. Jenkinson, and Rev. the committee, more especially its Henry Piggin, £1 each ; Mrs. Brad- embodiment, the secretary, Mr. bury, Mr. J. Moss, Mrs. Chadwick, John Burnley, who spared no Mr. G. Wood, Mrs. Moss, Mr. labour to make the meeting a Lawson, Mr. J. Dean, Mr. Flather, grand success. Mr. R. Farrer, Mr. Winterbottom, If ever we were called upon to Mr. H. Smith, Mr. Dobson, and sing unto the Lord a new song, Mr. Richmond, 10s. each ; Mrs. surely this was the occasion, and Kay, Mrs. Brindley, Mrs. Robert- there was one to hand never before son, Dr. T. Bullock, Mr. Green printed—the composition of a true halgh, Mrs. Gaythorpe, Mr. Frost, poet-a poetical paraphrase of the Mr. Atkinson, Mrs. W. Jenkinson, sixty-seventh psalm. Miss M. Campbell, Mr. Pendleton, God be merciful, and bless us Mrs. Sampson, Miss Esplin, Mr. With the riches of His grace, Rowley, Mr. Howarth, Mr. A. And the sins which sore oppress us Burley, Mr. Froude, Mrs. Parker,
Sweetly pardon and efface; and Mrs. Bailey, 58. each; Miss
Shine upon us from above,
Fill our hearts with light and love. Braddock and Mr. Huckforth, 28. 6d. each; Miss Cooke, 25.; Mrs.
That His truth to every nation Bailey, 18. 6d.
Of the earth may be made known, Collected by Miss Ella Wilson
And the way of His salvation
To the wide world plainly shown and Miss Musson, from the Teachers Join all people in His praise, and Scholars, £10 5s. 6d., as fol Joyful Hallelujahs raise. lows :--Mr. S. Foster, $1; Miss
Sing to Him with joy and gladness, Musson, 15s. ; Mr. H. Williamson,
Tune your sweetest, noblest strain, Mr. S. Davidson, and a Friend, Lay aside all grief and sadness 10s. each; Mr. F. Ryecroft, Mr. For He shall with justice reign; J. B. Blakeley, Mr. J. Archer,
Join all people in His praise, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Henry Shaw, Mr.
Joyful Hallelujahs raise. Lloyd, Mr. Sampson, Mr. Wood,
Then the earth with plenty teeming Mr. Hyde, Master J. Stevenson,
Shall bring forth a large increase, Master W. H. Derbyshire, Master
Warmed by rays of mercy streaming G. T. Lee, Master A. Bradbury,
From the Sun of Righteousness;
God shall bless our house and store, Master A. Wood, Master R. Brooks, God shall bless us evermore.
Flock ye nations to adore Him,
From the earth's remotest ends, Kneel with solemn awe before Him Far as sea or land extends ;
For He comes the earth to bless,
And to reign in Righteousness. Beautifully was it sung by the crowded congregation assembled in the chapel, after the feast of material things to share in the feast of eloquence and music. The Rev. R. Henshaw prayed that the blessing of God might rest upon us—on the new schools, on the church, on the nation. Our chairman, Henry Atherton, Esq., delivered a brief introductory speech, full of Methodistic feeling and fire. The report was read by Mr. A. C. Derbyshire, secretary of the building committee. The Rev. John Innocent made his début in a few excellent remarks on religious education The Rev. John Medicraft entertained the meeting with an imaginary balloon ascent, pointing out from the supposed elevation some things which we do not see, an invading army, blazing villages; some things which we see and do not want to see, drunkenness and crime; and some things which we see and are thankful to see, Christian churches and schools; and after soaring away for fifteen minutes, accomplished a safe descent. Rev.W.Longbottom followed in an excellent speech on passing events, illustrating by the collapse of the French Empire, the ultimate downfall of successful villany. Mr. Charles Shaw vigorously denounced the ambition which was deluging the earth with blood, and severely reprehended the policy which seemed to affirm “Might is right;" he also adverted in suggestive terms to the coming future of Sabbath schools. The following hymn was then sung, and, because it is so appropriate to the times, we give it in full :
Will ye play, then, will ye dally,
With your music and your wine ? Up! it is Jehovah's rally!
God's own arm hath need of thine. Hark! the onset! will ye fold your
Faith-clad arms in lazy lock? Up, () up, thou drowsy soldier !
Worlds are charging to the shock. Worlds are charging-Heaven beholding;
Thou hast but an hour to fight; Now the blazoned cross unfolding,
On-right onward for the right. On ! let all the soul within you
For the truth's sake go abroad : Strike! let every nerve and sinew
Tell on ages—tell for God! The Rev. II. F. Marshall gave an interesting address on the design contemplated by the new schools ; and the Rev. J. Le Huray received an enthusiastic welcome from his old friends, and delivered a characteristic speech. The singers discoursed sweet music at intervals ; and by sundry votes of thanks moved, seconded, and acknowledged by the writer, Messrs. R. IIankinson, J. Burnley, J. J. Harwood, J. II. Brookes, W. Jenkinson, and J. Percival, this delightful meeting was brought to a close at a seasonable hour.
And now, with new premises amid a dense population, may we be knit together in love, and aider to serve our generation according to the will of God! Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us! "Oh, send the day-spring of Thy grace
abroad! Oh, be Thy people with Thy beauty
deck'd! Direct the efforts of our hands, O God,
O God, the efforts of our hands direct! Dec. 15, 1870. HENRY PIGGIN.
HUDDERSFIELD CIRCUIT. OPENING OF A NEW ORGAN
AT LINDLEY. THURSDAY, the 10th of November, was a red-letter day in the history of our Lindley Church. On that day hopes long deferred were realized. and hearts gladdened by the sight and sound of our new and magnificent organ.
For a long time it had been felt that the old instrument deserved and demanded superannuation. It
We are living, we are dwelling,
In a grand and awful time; In an age on ages telling,
To be living is sublime. Hark! the waking up of pations,
Gog and Magog to the fray ; Hark! what soundeth? is creation
Groaning for its latter day?
had rendered good service for many received and more richly rewarded. years, but organs, like everything Begging is not generally a very else, wear out, and this was no ex. enviable errand; but in this ception to the general rule. It was instance it was a privilege and admitted, even by its best friends, pleasure. Duty was a positive that the time had come when it delight. Instead of being met must withdraw from public life into with black looks and mournful the retirement it had so richly tales, we were greeted with smilearned. Having come to this deci- ing faces and open purses. People sion, the next step was to secure an volunteered to give before they instrument which would be at once were asked. Some whom we never adequate to the demands of our ser- contemplated waiting on sent to vice of song, and an ornament to the say they would be glad of a visit, splendid building in which it would and of course we were too obliging stand. Different opinions were to deny them. entertained as to the price that At length the long looked-for ought to be paid. The more cau- day of opening arrived. Such was tious argued that on no considera the excitement occasioned, that a tion ought it to cost more than stranger passing through the vil£350. Some bolder spirits, stronger lage would have imagined it was a in faith as to the ability and liber- fête day. Long before the appointed ality of the people, contended that time streams of people were flowing on no account ought it to cost less from all parts to the chapel, and, by than £500. The bolder counsels the commencement of the service prevailed, and a few months ago every available seat in the building the new instrument was ordered of was occupied. The chair was taken the Messrs. Conacher, of Hudders- by W. Sykes, Esq. Mr. Berry, the field, the cost not to exceed £500. High Street organist, presided at
Having ordered the organ and the new instrument with a skill voted the money, the next step was which exhibited its splendid qualito raise the one and pay for the ties to best advantage, and susother. We knew at the outset that tained his reputation as a first-rate to do this every nerve would have musician. Several anthems were to be strained, and every stone sung with great taste and ability would have to be turned. We by the High Street choir, and knew, too, that the people had a short and genial speeches were mind to work, and felt confident given by the Rev. C. D. Ward of that we were quite equal to the Bradford, J. Ogden of Halifax, and task we had undertaken. We com- the circuit minister. menced with the determination The only drawback to the evennot to give up until we had accom- ing's enjoyment was the unavoidplished our purpose; not to be satis- able absence of Alderman Pilling fied unless we placed the organ in of Bolton, and G. Woodhouse, Esq., the chapel free of debt.
the architect of the chapel and the The effort was started by our designer of the organ. Both these well-known and highly-esteemed gentlemen are natives of Lindley, friend W. Sykes, Esq., of Green and are much and deservedly reLea, who generously promised spected here. £100; Alderman Binns followed On the following Sunday the with a promise of £40, and Alder- services were continued. Sermons man Pilling with £25. The choir were preached by the superintenpledged themselves to raise $50; dent of the circuit and the resident the Ladies' Sewing Meeting, £80; minister. The musical part of the and the Young Ladies' Sewing services was rendered very attracMeeting, £30.
tive by the efficient services of our The village was divided into own choir, assisted by a few friends. districts, and canvassers appointed The congregations were very large, to visit all the members and friends. especially the evening one, when Never were beggars more kindly the chapel was literally packed.