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the progress of the operations, the force was hands of a foreigner in the rebel ranks, armed with augmented by two thousand disciplined Chinese a rifle. As in the case of Admiral Protet's death, and imperial troops under the command respectively the emperor issued a decreo recounting the eminent of General Ward, an American, and a native general. services of General Ward, in which it states that, The next successful affair was at the recapture of His Majesty has inspected the report, and is filled

“ Tsing-poo, in about the middle of May. This was a with admiration and grief. Truly he was a bravo walled city of great strength, which the insurgents man--a soldier that caused no shame. We order the had held for several years. It was taken by escalade, Board of Ceremonies to bestow rites upon him, after a stubborn resistance, and two thousand prisoners according to his rank, to comfort his departed spirit : were captured, besides half that number killed and publish it far and wide. Respect this !" wounded. The French did good service in this en- In the autumn the Allies again took the field, and gagement, where they made a great breach in the before winter set in not only recaptured all the places city wall with a 68-pounder gun in a gunboat which taken during the summer, but drove the enemy with they managed to navigate up tho intricate channel great slaughter beyond the thirty-mile boundary, so leading from the Wong-poo river to the city moat. that there was not a Taiping in arms within that

These operations were carried on to the north-west, radius, equal to an area of 1,500 square miles. This west, and south-west of Shanghai, within the circum- brought to a close the active hostilities of the British scribed radius. After the capture of Tsing-poo, the and French forces against the Taipings, who had allied army marched in a south-eastern direction from such a lesson in warfare-short, sharp, and decisive the boundary, crossing the Wong-poo river into the —that they never afterwards ventured to approach a country between its eastern bank and the sea, where foreign settlement. the Taipings held a chain of fortified stockades and towns leading along the coast to Ningpo. The first

CHAPTER XXXII.-THE KANG WANG'S ATROCITY. stronghold attacked was called Nan-jao, when the The defeat of the most valiant of the Taiping forces Allies sustained a great loss in the death of Admiral by the foreign troops at Shanghai created the utmost Protet, who was shot through the heart while bravely consternation among the leaders and their adherents leading his men on to the attack. His death was

at Nanking, not merely on account of its moral effect felt as a severe loss by his brother commanders; and in shaking tho faith of vacillating followers in the from the universal esteem in which he was held as a “divine" (?) power of the Tien Wang, who pro. man aud an officer, great sympathy was felt by all mised victory from heaven, but because the majority ranks at his untimely fate. His remains were brought of those who had been killed, wounded, or taken to Shanghai, and interred with the highest honours prisoner in the numerous engagements, were picked that could be bestowed upon the deceased, not only men, who had become comparatively efficient solby the representatives of his own nation and foreign diers. Moreover, their discomfiture at Shanghai gave powers, but by the highest Chinese functionaries. fresh courage to the listless, undisciplined imperial Even the Emperor of China issued an imperial decree soldiery entrenched before the western walls of acknowledging the services he had rendered to his Nanking, and they made renewed efforts to invest Majesty, and conferred posthumous honours on his the city, with the object of starving the garrison into memory, according to the formula for a high a surrender. Hitherto the chief supply of provisions mandarin.

came by way of the river, as the boats with cargo By this time the deadly heats of summer had set could come up without being molested by the imin, with the rainy south-west monsoon, which perial gunboats. Now these had arrived in great annually brings in its train increased disease and force, and the chief supplies of food were cut off. mortality on the pestilential plain around Shanghai. Rice, the commonest necessary upon which the It so happened, also, that the season was unex

exampled Chinese live, could only be procured in its coarsest in the spread of epidemic and endemic diseases, state, and that at a ligh price, and scarcely any among both natives and foreigners. The allied animal food could be had for money. Then followed ranks became decimated, and the forces returned to all the horrors of a besieged city, with scenes of Shanghai and other towns. So great were the effects starvation, death, and worse. The misery inside the of the oppressivo heat and disease, that a cessation | walls, and even in the suburb along the river bank, of hostilities took place for several months.

was beyond conception. Meanwhile, the Taipings took advantage of this Seeing the probable scarcity of food, the chief's and stoppage of the campaign. They attacked Tsing- soldiers had taken the precaution of laying in stocks of poo, which was garrisoned by tho ordinary Chinese beef dried in the sun, which would keep fresh for a soldiery, who could make no stand against the long time in the hottest weather. Tho consumption enemy, and it was more in their hands. of this nourishing food enabled the men to stand the General Ward, the American, seeing this, advanced fatigues of the field in defending their positions with his disciplined Chinese upon the city, and re- against the attacks of the imperialists. Nevertheless captured it. Ho also achieved further successes, in they were greatly harassed, and suffered many priall of which it was evident that Chinese troops, vations, so that when they had a chance they would armed and disciplined in the European manner, with desert and go over to the enemy. As many as ten foreign oflicers to command them, were not much | thousand at one time went over, when they found inferior to ordinary British or French infantry and that they would not suffer punishment. These were artillery. The men had confidence in their com- generally young recruits or pressed men, who would mander, and so had he in them, for he displayed shave their heads and wear a white turban in token great coolness and personal courage. Unfortunately of their submission. his fearless disposition led him into danger, and le In these days of disaster to the Taipings, Loo met with a premature death in action. This was at A-Lee was in great tribulation, not so much from a place named Tzoo-che, twenty-fivo miles from physical privations, as from mental anxiety. Not Ningpo, his mortal wound having come from the having had any tidings from her father, which he faithfully promised to send by every opportunity, she “Who is among them ?" questioned the misconcluded that he had got into trouble. Although it sionary; "who--" He was going to repeat the was hateful for her to have any communication with query, when their colloquy was interrupted by a Cut-sing, yet she had no other source of information loud noise and screaming outside in the courtyard. concerning her father's movements. At first he told | Both of them rushed out to see what was the her of his safe arrival at Soochow, and that the matter. Chung Wang had sent him on his diplomatic mission What was their surprise when they saw the Kang to Shanghai ; and as neither of them had received Wang, with his left hand twisted into the hair of the any letter, he considered that the urgency of his missionary's chief attendant, and his right hand duties had prevented him from writing on private flourishing a heavy executioner's sword in the air, affairs. Days and months passed, and still no in- while he uttered the most fearful imprecations telligence, and at last even the emissary exhibited a against the young man, who fell on his knees and troubled countenance when he had no comforting implored mercy. news to tell his fair questioner; for although he was a “Spare me! spare my life!” he cried, in a quivercallous-hearted and thoroughly selfish man, yet he ing voice, his face livid with affright. "I am innohad a real regard for the old mandarin, and still cent, your highness. I have done nothing wrong more so for his lovely daughter. Accordingly, he against the holy, heavenly kingdom." wrote confidentially to his fellow-spies with the army “It is false," roared the Kang Wang, making the about the missing emissary.

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place resound with his loud voice.

6 You are a There lived at this time in Nanking an American traitor; a spy that sends information to the Tartar missionary under the auspices of Hoong Seu-tsuen, imps."'. who had known the impostor at Canton before he * Calm thyself, great sir," interposed the misstarted on his career. At first, on his arrival in the sionary. “The boy is faithful, and I will vouch for city, he was treated well by his former friend, and his loyalty." also by the Kang Wang, whom he had previously “Keep back," the enraged Wang said, “or you known, and was lodged in a house with attendants at may suffer also.. My elder brother has given me the expense of the Taiping treasury. These worthies proofs of his treachery, and we have resolved that he made use of this missionary to communicate to the must die by my hand.” Upon saying which he foreign authorities the ostensible friendly relations struck him down with his own hand. they wished to hold with them, which he did by for- Horror-stricken, the missionary essayed to address warding translations of their decrees for publication the Taiping chief on the gravity of the crime he had in Shanghai. Through this person Cut-sing had committed. The infuriated monster told him to be frequently obtained intelligence of important matters silent, and stormed at him, seized hold of him, that had transpired in the settlement, as communi- shook him violently, and struck him in the face, evicated to him by the contraband traders. Tho dently with the intention of exciting him to retaliate, emissary, with a view to gather any information so that he might have an excuse for slaying him also. concerning Meng-kee, called one day on the mis- However, Issachar Roberts, for that was his name, sionary.

prudently kept his tongue, and received the insults Learned father,” said he, on being ushered into and blows meekly. This had its effect, the Kang his presence, “I salute you !

Wang handed the blood-stained scimitar to one of The person he addressed was an ordinary-looking his attendants at the gate outside, and left in his American, habited in dirty yollow robes, and with a sedan-chair, accompanied by his retinue, who guarded high-peaked, gilded hat on his head, something liko the entrance. a mitre. He was the spiritual adviser of the Tien This tragic sceno not only frightened the mis. Wang. “Honourable sir,” he replied, “I return the sionary, but Cut-sing was himself in a state of salutation, and ask your excellency to be seated.” dread, not knowing where the murderous weapon in

After some more compliments were passed, the his master's hand might fall. He had never beheld emissary asked, “Have you any lato news from him in such a passion before, and it must have been your foreign friends in Shanghai ?

something heinous in his estimation that the youth He answered, “My servant has just brought me had committed for which he inflicted such a sansome letters, by a boat which arrived this morning. guinary summary punishment. In vain did the From these I find that the foreign authorities have missionary try to fathom the cause of this act, and commenced hostilities against our troops, and have both of them discussed the matter fully without driven them with great slaughter from their fortified arriving at a satisfactory solution. positions around the city and settlement.”

“What would you advise me to do under the "All that we know. But do your letters mention circumstances ?” Mr. Roberts inquired of the emisanything about friendly proclamations having been sary. circulated by our emissaries ?”

Without a moment's hesitation, he answered, “They do; and likewise state that the foreigners “Leave Nanking without delay; your life is not have issued notifications warning our people to retire safe here for another day." Upon saying this, beyond the boundary 8f ninety lee, stipulated pre-Cut-sing left abruptly, and hastened to Kang Wang's viously for at Nanking."

palace. On the way he turned over in his mind the “Had any one seen our emissaries who published scene he had just witnessed, and putting it side by proclamations?

side with some sanguinary acts of the Tien Wang, “No, but they say there are several Chinese in such as beheading two unfortunate scribes for making the foreign army, who act as guides through the errors in the impious titles he assumed in his procountry."

clamations, he felt his own head rather shaky on his “That is just what I suspected," ejaculated Cut- shoulders, and made up his mind to devise some sing, rising in an excited manner, his eyes glancing scheme, that he might leave the famished city and wildly, “and he is

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erroneous, might, notwithstanding, embrace some of

the elements of Christianity. She found, to her CILAPTER XXXIII.---FLIGHT OF LOO A-LEE FROM NANKING. sorrow, nothing of Christianity but its name, falsely Some days after the foregoing occurrence, Loo A-Lee applied to a system of revolting blasphemy. was seated in an arbour in the Kang Wang's garden, The travelling party consisted of twelve persons, gazing wistfully at the distant mountains. Her six men and six women. Of the former, four were thoughts were naturally of her father, and she chair-bearers, two of whom relieved each other in speculated upon his possible movements, little guess- carrying Loo A-Lee. Cut-sing and an assistant ing that we had already come into contact with each emissary, together with the five females, rode on other. The more she thought about him, the more ponies. There was very little to distinguish the sexes uneasy she became. She had not the slightest of the equestrians, for they all rode in the same grounds for supposing that evil days had fallen upon straddling fashion. When they reached the south him, still such a presentiment haunted her mind day gate they had to exhibit passés; each person also and night.

had little wooden billets tied round the waist, While she was in this frame of mind, the emis- with a Taiping seal impressed thereon. Indeed, sary entered the garden, and approached the arbour every passenger, whether entering or leaving the where she was sitting,

city, was obliged to wear one of these billets, under “I have come, fair lady,” he said, in a most pain of being punished as an imperialist spy. Did respectful manner, “to communicate some intelli- a Chinaman venture in without that badge, his head gence

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would be in the greatest danger. “Be seated, kind sir,” she said, with a winning From the gate the party made a detour and struck smile, for she surmised that it was some news into the road leading to the Grand Canal. As they relating to her father.

travelled at a walking pace, it took them three days “ Yesterday there arrived here five foreign soldiers to perform the journey. The country all the way who had been taken prisoners by our troops near was in a wretched condition, and the towns and Shanghai. The Kang Wang and other chiefs had villages presented a very sad spectacle. These onco them up before a board of inquiry this day to elicit flourishirig marts were entirely deserted, and thouinformation from them regarding the strength of the sands of houses were burnt to the ground. Here foreign and Tartar forces in the field, but they were and there a solitary old man or old woman might be very reticent on these points, or at least the informa- seen moving slowly and tremblingly among the ruins, tion they gave is not considered satisfactory. How- musing and weeping over the terrible desolation that ever, I questioned them after the examination, if reigned around. At the ruined villages where they there were any Chinese about the foreign generals stopped, a small crowd of women was generally to bo to assist in guiding their movements, and they said met with, trying to eke out a living by the sale of there were. On further questioning one man who cooked rice and tea infused to the passers-by. All had seen them often, he described one, who I have the able-bodied men were gono-some had been strong suspicions is your father."

killed, but more enlisted in the rebel army, from “I thought as much, kind sir, and that you had whose ranks death alone could relieve them. All the come to tell me something about him; I thank you old women they saw were left in contempt by the very much for the pleasing intelligence."

Taipings to till the fields, and all of them lamented "I had some idea of this before from what the the loss of their bread-winners. At one place two foreign missionary told me, and a vague hint from a women were sitting on a bank and crying sadly, one brother emissary arrived from the front, but I re- for the loss of her husband and two sons, the other frained from saying anything to you about it until I for her husband and father. One old woman, to could confirm the news. Now I know your great whom she gave some charity, said, “. They killed my anxiety to communicate with him, if possible, and husband because he was not strong enough to do an opportunity will occur in a few days, when you their labourer's work.” It was ono great story of may travel as far as Soochow, and there gain more violence and wrong carried with a mighty land correct intelligence concerning him. I am about to throughout the land in the namo of the Christian proceed on a diplomatic mission to the Chung Wang, faith, by men as merciless as the stones on which our generalissimo, whose forces hold that city, and they trod. if you would place yourself under my protection, I In good time, and without any mishap, the party shall feel highly honoured in escorting you thither. reached the Grand Canal, and stopped at the town of I may mention that there are several wives of officers Tan-yan. As they journeyed along the canal they ready to go and share the privations of their hus- observed similar scenes of desolation to those seen on bands in the field, rather than remain in this city, the highway from Nanking. The same sad story of stricken with famine and disorder."

death and devastation everywhere suggested itself. “Since you mention that there are ladies ready The land on either bank was waste to the distance of to undertake the journey, I shall gladly be one of a mile, while the towing-path was like an upturned your party, and trust to your honourable protection, churchyard. Words cannot convey any idea of the as I have hitherto done,” she remarked, with signi- utter ruin and desolation which marked the line of ficant emphasis.

Taiping march from Nanking to Soochow. At length the day for her departure came, and she From the dilapidated state of the towing-path, and rejoiced at being able to leave the famished capital the obstructions from wrecked boats in the canal, it of Taipingdom and its impious rulers. When she was not until the fourth day of their departure came first to Nanking she was favourably impressed from Tan-yan that they reached Soochow. The with their religious views. Since then she had seen country around it, where flourishing farms formerly and heard more of their presumptuous pretensions to yielded heavy crops, was becoming a jungle; while divinity, which entirely changed her opinions. She the extensive suburbs, once teeming with an inhad hoped that their doctrines, though crude and dustrious population, were utterly destroyed. A few miserable beings were met with outside the gates, 1 of renovation was seeing a number of foreigners, selling bean-curd and herbs, but with these exceptions dressed in military uniform, walking about this none of the original inhabitants were to be found. quarter of®the city. Her curiosity was extreme, so In the wide moat which surrounds this large city, she almost involuntarily exclaimed, "I wonder who wild aquatic birds fluttered about, where only a year these officers can be! Perhaps they could give me or two previously it was difficult to find a passage some tidings of my father.” from the immense number of boats actively engaged Cut-sing informed her that foreign officers had in commerce and traffic.

charge of the Taiping artillery, and that there were Hlere our party disembarked, and entered Soochow about two hundred of them in Soochow, from some by the Chang gate. A-Leo had never visited this of whom intelligence might perhaps be gained refamous city before, but she had read a good deal specting the movements of the mandarin. about its former grandeur and its wealthy, luxurious On arriving at the spacious gateway of the Yamoon, inhabitants. She remembered the description of it they were ushered into the reception-hall, where as the most beautiful and pleasant city in China, in the commandant was conversing with some of his the centre of a district which the poet compared to a officers. When the emissary introduced his party, terrestrial paradise. Its length and breadth were and explained who they were, he gave the ladies a intersected by a network of canals, so that there was kind welcome, and said that his wife and daughters communication in all quarters both by water and would make them comfortable. A more enlivening land. It was divided into three parts, where the part, however, was played by two of the Taiping population were ashore and afloat: the first was officers, who came forward and recognised among within the walls, entered by six gates, and twelve the ladies two of their own wires. They greeted them miles in circumference; the second without the walls, in the most cordial and unembarrassed manner, greatly extending along the canals on each side; and the in contrast to the ancient Chinese salutation between third formed by largo junks crowded three abreast man and wife, on meeting after a prolonged separafor miles, like streets of floating houses, having tion. Indeed, it was as hearty and affectionate a miniature gardens on their decks, and luxuriously meeting as any between loving husbands and wives furnished apartments in the interior, where persons among Western nations. Had the Taipings followed of rank and wealth lived in grander style than in the religion of the foreigners in as pure and cordial their mansions on shore. Besides these, there was a manner as they did some of their social customs, a large fleet of trading vessels always in port loading they might have found in them their strongest allies, and discharging commodities, not only with all tho and perhaps have succeeded in overthrowing the provinces of China, but also with Japan. To behold Tartar dynasty. the immense numbers of people that were hero continually 'in motion, and the throngs there were in every place of those who came to buy and sell, ono would have imagined that people flocked to this great

PROGRESS OF NEW ZEALAND. mart from every part of the empire to trade

at Sooclow. FROM the Registrar-General's office at Wellington,

of this once New famous city. Alas! how different was the aspect of statistics of the colony, in a bulky and carefully-comthe place under Taiping rule! Of the dwellings and piled report. For reasons given, chiefly in connection shops on shore, the whole of their gaily decorated with the difficulty of completing the judicial returns, fronts had been torn down; and the luxurious boats there has been delay in publication, so that the on the water, after being plundered of their valuable report issued early this year only gives the statistics contents, were destroyed for fire rood, and their hulls up to the close of 1872, But a few points illustrating left rotting in the canals amidst broken furniture the condition of New Zealand at the opening of last and other débris of destruction.

year will interest many readers of the “Leisure If Cut-sing had observed the features of his fair Hour." companion, he would have remarked her horror and

POPULATION. dismay at the frightful aspect of the city, but she The total (estimated) population on the 31st prndently suppressed any remarks on this topic, and December, 1872, exclusive of aboriginal natives, was made inquiry as to the chief in whose residence she 279,560, viz., 162,404 males, and 117,156 females. was to take up her abode.

The females thus are nearly in the proportion of “He is called the Mo Wang, fair lady, and holds | 72:38 to 100 males. the highest post in the city, where his wife and The increase by excess of registered births orer daughters reside with him, so that you will be registered deaths was 7,601, being 319 less than the honourably accommodated by ladies of rank." corresponding increase in the previous year. The

This explanation was satisfactory, and she felt a increase by immigration over emigration was 4,973 little more confidence in having taken the advice of against 4,786 in 1871. The total increase to the Cut-sing. Moreover, as they reached the quarter population was thus 12,574 against an increase of where the Mo Wang resided, there were evidences 12.736 in the previous year. that rebuilding was going forward. This func- These figures show a fair amount of increase of tionary was appointed commandant of Soochow, and population, considering the size and resources of the was one of the few learlors possessed of talent and colony, and its remoteness, compared with the Amerieducation among the Taipings; and what was of can tields of colonisation. The large number of more importance, used them in reconstructing what emigrants, or those annually quitting the colony, is had been destroyed. In this way some of the best rather startling at first, but is explained by the streets were restored in the vicinity of the official attraction of the larger island or continent of residences, and were new structures of a substantial Australia, to which the majority repair. The esticharacter, but decorated in the usual gaudy manner. mated population at the middle of the following

What attracted her attention more than these signs / years, shows the progress of the colony in this re

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spect :-1860, 76,390; 1863, 144,930; 1866, 197,360; (and with the only exception of the county of West1869, 231,934; 1872, 273, 273.

land).

From the United Kingdom tho imports wero IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION.

£2,685,160. The immigration in 1872 amounted to 10,725 per

From the British colonies £2,276,052; from forsons, of whom 6,775 were males, and 3,950 females. eign States £181,739. Of the males, 5,684 were adults and 1,091 children;

The total value of exports, excluding re-export of of the females, 3,017 were adults and 933 children. imported goods, was £5,107,186; gold forms of this

The emigration from the colony amounted to amount £1,731,261. The gold export of 1871 was 5,752 persons, of whom 4,417 were males and 1,335 £2,787,520. females. Of the males, 4,036 were adults and 381

The total registered quantity of gold exported chuldren ; of the females, 1,001 were adults and 334 for April 1, 1857, to December 31, 1872, was children. From detailed tables it appears that the 6,718,248 ounces; the total value, £26,081,260. excess of emigration over immigration to the Australian Of wool, the quantity exported in 1872 colonies amounted to 758. The excess of immigra- 41,886,997 lbs., an increase of 4,093,263 over 1871. tion orer emigration to the United Kingdom was

The value in 1872 was £2,537,919 against £1,606,144 4,763; there being a total of 5,391 sailing from the in 1871, or increase of above 58 per cent. old country, while 628 returned to the old country

Among other noticeable articles of export are during the year.

cheese, cordage, flour, oats--£55,000 value to the

Australian colonies; wheat-above £55,000 to the VITAL STATISTICS.

same colonies and £56,000 to the United Kingdom ; The total births registered in 1872 were 10,795, viz.,

kauri gum- £154,000, of which £92,700 went to the 5,510 males and 5,285 females. This was an increase

United States and £58,500 to England; hides, of 203 over the previous year. By a singular usage, £28,500; phormium, New Zealand flax-nearly the birth returns include still-born children, the

£100,000, half of which came to England ; timber, exclusion of which, 80, brings the amount to 10,715.

in various forms, £26,000; all these figures in round The total deaths were 3,112, viz., 1,814 males and

numbers. 1,268 females. The ratio of deaths to every 1,000

The relative increase of wool and other permanent living was 11:38, which seems nearly the average

exports over that of gold is satisfactory. of the last five years. In one year, 1862, the mor

The finance and revenue tables are too elaborate, tality was as low as 10:95 per 1,000; in 1864 it was

and too purely of local interest to be dwelt upon in 17:30 per 1,000, the highest recorded since official

this brief notice, but it is pleasant to find that the returns were made.

postal returns, those of savings' banks, telegraphs, The details of the medical returns would be chiefly and especially of education and religion, all show satisinteresting to professional readers, but the general factory progress. A less agreeable class of statistics salubrity of the climate is evident, whether we look are those pertaining to law and crime, an examinaat the tables of adults or children.

tion of which shows that the vices and miseries, as The total number of marriages was 1,873, of which

well as the virtues and traditions of older countries, 1,713 were solemnised by ministers of religion, and appear in a new nation. But on the whole we are 160 by registrars. The numbers returned give gratified by studying this official report from New

Zealand. approximate notion of the relative influences of certain churches and denominations in the colony. The marriages by ministry of the English church were 496; by Presbyterians, 575, showing a strong Scottish element; Roman Catholic, 277 ; Wesleyan, Sonnets of the Sacred Hear. 215, and other Methodists, 41; Independent, 57; Baptist, 40; Lutheran, 5; Hebrew, 4; and the others miscellaneous sects.

TWENTY-FOURTII SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

BY THE REV. S. J. STONE, M.A.

SHIPPING.

Entering inwards at colonial ports thero were 775

“Partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light."-vessels, of 300,302 tonnage; clearing outwards, 743 Coloss. i. 12. vessels, of 285,366 tonnage. Of the ships arriving only 70, with 58,270 tonnage, were from the United

MEN walk the world in dulness or affright;

Careless of all beyond them, or in fear, Kingdom, and 101, of 49,625 tonnage, from foreign ports, including the South Sea whale fisheries. They close, or seek to close, both eye and ear, The great interchange is with the Australian colo- And love, for their deeds sake, the circling night. nies, from which there arrived 604 vessels, of 192,407 Not so the Church of Jesus: on her sight tonnage. Of the foreign ships 59 were American, The things unknown in prospect fair appear ; with 47,631 tonnage. Besides these there were 364 vessels registered as

And on her darksome way her soul can hear belonging to New Zealand ports, for coast and Voices that carol from within the light, colonial trade and traffic, viz., 307 sailing and 57 O blessed! strengthened thus with glorious power, steam vessels.

In alien ways so certain of her home,
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.

Willing she waits and works her one dark hour, The total value of imports in 1872 was £5,142,951;

In joyful vision of her bliss to come, an increase of £1,06 1,758 over the previous year, or

This word illuming all her path below, 26:10 per cent. The increase was in all the provinces "To-day believe, to-morrow thou shalt know.''

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