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[Under this head Legislators, Judges, Physicians, Editors, Poets, and Ministers of the Gospel will speak. Ashore, intemperance is the greatest evil; but afloat the evil is intensified a thousand-fold.]

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"HASTE TO THE RESCUE." HAMBURG.–The revival at the Sailors' Institute, commenced in the early part of the month, continues with encouraging results. Numbers of sailors frequent the Sailors’ Institute, where special meetings are being held for them; and not a few are pledged to lay themselves out for a life of Christian usefulness.

URGENCY.—The sailors will be grateful to the Editor of “Chart and Compass, if he could assist them in promoting the proposed union of sailors, and all sailors missionaries and co-workers in the sailors cause throughout the world, in a Christian Temperance Union, by giving them a small space in your Magazine for next month.

THE LIFEBOAT.-At a meeting of captains, officers and sailors, on April 6th. 1881, it was resolved to try and organise a nion among seamen of all Nationalities in a crew of earnest workers, whose object shall be, both by precept and example, to ameliorate the condition of “all who do business upon the waters.” It was said something of the kind is needed, and efforts should be made to establish temperance “ Lifeboat” stations in every known Port throughout the world. It was argued that many sailors are lost to the cause for want of knowing where to look for friends and counsel in other Ports away from their homes.

OUR ARTICLES.—So pleased are the seamen with the object, that in about sixteen days, seventy-three, including captains, officers, engineers, sailors and firemen, have voluntarily signed the following articles, in the Port of Hamburg, for mariners, fishermen, boatmen, etc. “ The International Total Abstinence · Altona' Lifeboat

To Rescue the Perishing. Captain.—T. W. Kitwood. I... promise to abstain from all Intoxicating Liquors as a beverage, and, God helping me,' will do all that I can to save those who have fallen, and will use my influence to prevent others from falling. Captain—M. C. Watson; 2nd Captain H. J. Hitchens, Hon. Secretary.

OUR COLOURS.-All the crew wear a small neat bow of Red, White and Blue Ribbon on the left breast, and all are pledged to work for the good of sailors, both afloat and ashore, sailors' missionaries, and co-workers among our sailors everywhere, are invited to unite with Hamburg in this Union of sailors and their friends, every station uniting with us will be a link in the chain, which, with God's blessing, shall encircle the waters, and save our seamen from the temptations and dangers of the world, etc.


Port Missionary, Hamburg. P.S.-We are having tickets of membership printed, any friend can be supplied with a Ticket, to copy, by prepaying the cost of Postage, or 4s. for 100.



(See page 172.) FOREST GATE.—In working a large Society like this, the Secretary soon learns how much depends upon the quiet unostentatious work of the ladies. Generally, single ladies give themselves to this work. Then, unfortunately for the Society, they get married. Occasionally however, though far too seldom, their sympathy, loyalty, and work will even withstand this shock. But then these are extra good, and the very salt of the earth. Such was Mrs. P. Sharp years ago; when a member at Finsbury chapel she was the energetic secretary of that Auxiliary. Marriage with all its responsibilities and changes came, but she has remained loyal to the Society even to this day. And now her daughter has nobly taken up the work in this Forest Gate district, and will have this year collected nearly ten pounds. But the good influence of the father must not be overlooked. For no one but a true sailor's friend could write the following. We had stated by way of recognition, that the Secretary might be known as a true son of Neptune with a long beard, when Mr. Sharp gave several trains and said :—“Make all sail for any of these, and I will look out for your pennant. The description of the craft you have given me will no doubt enable me to salute her as soon as she is sighted. Should almospheric influences however, cause me to fail; when you leave the station at Forest Gate, take bearings, 'bout ship hard to the Sout'hard, making all sail over the bridge to the third creek on the larboard side, hauling up at the second dock in that creek marked 4 on the starboard side, and then take in all sail and come to anchor. Your shipmates in this domicile will be waiting at said dock for your presence.—Believe me, my dear sir, yours faithfully,


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EDITOR'S NOTES AND NOTICES. Texts and Thoughts for Seamen (or What the Bible says about the Sea). Arranged by a Naval Officer's Daughter. Paisley: J. & R. Parlane. Anyone who begins this little book will certainly finish it. Before reading this book one would scarcely suppose there is so much in the Bible on sailors and the sea. Right well has this daughter of old ocean done her work. Not only are those grand passages of the Bible well arranged, but appropriate thoughts in prose and poetry link them together. It is pure gold with as little alloy as is possible, where human fingers have to work the crown for the king.

Ayrshire Christian Union. We are glad to find that Mr. John Logan, the Sailors' Friend, is associated with this good work. Christ prayed in that prayer of prayers (John xvii.) for His people's preservation, sanctification, union, and glorification. Perhaps, never more Union than to-day, but there is room for more of it.

The Christian Author's Prayer Union. Miss Skinner, our energetic friend, whose eye sweeps the whole horizon desires to restore this Union. If any class needs prayer surely it is authors. The old members, including Miss Francis Ridley Havergal and Mrs. Ranyard are gone home; others who remain might like to communicate with Miss Skinner.

Good Cheer by C. H. SPURGEON. Passmore and Alabaster. We Britishers, particularly we sailors, are accustomed to the "three cheers,'' but Mr. Spurgeon has found in the New Testament seven,—the perfect number. He found them, where the first receivers found theirs—in his sickness and trouble. This is another instance how he turns everything to gold. Is it not significant that out of the seven “Good Cheerstwo were addressed to those on the sea. (See Mark vi. The Disciples in the tempest ; and Acts xxvii. Paul in the tempest.). We hope, with the writer's permission, to dip into these two appropriate sailor discourses in “Chart and Compass.” But not only to those on the sea, but those in storms on the sea. Of all professions there are none were the necessity of Comfort is so much needed as the Sailors! There are times when we all want “ cheer" and good cheer. Well, here is a Shilling's worth (if we may associate the material with the spiritual) in the Master's cheapest but best style.

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" In the way of righteousness is life; and

in the pathway thereof there is no death.”—Prov. xii. 28.

SUNDAY, June 5th.—“Neither death, nor

life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the LOVE of GOD, which is in

Christ Jesus our Lord."-Rom. viii. 38, 39. SUNDAY, June 12th.--"In this was mani

fested the LOVE of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live

through Him."-1 John iv. 9. SUNDAY, JUNE 19th.-" He FIRST loved

* "Not that we loved GOD, but that He loved us.”—1 John iv, 19. 10. SUNDAY, June 26th.-" The Lord did not

set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people, for ye were the fewest of all people: but because the LORD LOVED YOU, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers.”—Deut. vii. 7, 8.



* Those interested in Chart and Compasswould be very grateful

for the prayers of all who read these Sunday Thoughts,that they, and all God's word and truth in the Magazine may be greatly blessed to many Sailors. Sunday Mornings would be a good time for such.




HANK you, Madam; may others copy your example. Lady

Harriet Bentinck recently paid off a debt of £ 200 upon the “Floating Bethel ” at Naples, which was built in 1879,

chiefly through the munificence of another lady, after whom the mission ship was named, Victoria. In addition to the £ 200, Lady Bentinck has placed to the account of Naples Harbour Mission One Thousand Pounds, the interest of which is to go as an annual contribution towards its support.

We hope this noble example will be catching. Nothing short of a revolution in giving is needed. Rich captains and ship-owners, who have made their fortunes out of sailors, and many others associated with the sea, will give £ 1,000 to a college, or a lump sum to this or the other charity, but to the evangelization of ocean's sons, the orthodox, threadbare old guinea !!

Gentlemen, in the administration of your charity, exercise more thought; resist political, municipal, ecclesiastical, and social influences, and give a fair proportion for our seamen.

Who will place a thousand pounds to our account-British and Foreign Sailors' Society, Consolidated Bank, London ? On the 25th instant we have to send cheques not only to all our London agents, but to Aberdeen, Barrow, Cardiff, Chatham, Dover, Falmouth, Gravesend, Holyhead, Lowestoft, Milford, Ramsgate, Whitehaven, Yarmouth, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Waterford ; also to Antwerp, Genoa, Hamburg, Malta, Naples Harbour Mission, and Rotterdam.

All other indebtedness in the working of so great a Society must also be met. We are sailing so close to the wind, that to do all this JULY, 1881.


we have daily to glance at the balance at bank, look out to see where every shilling is coming from, and pray for more.

If agreeable to the donor of this asked-for £ 1,000, we would invest £ 500, the interest to go toward opening a new foreign port, and the other £ 500 to be a working balance, to meet all the wants of so many stations. Who will follow the example of Lady Harriet Bentinck ?

We congratulate the Rev. Gordon Gray, the Superintendent of Naples Harbour Mission, and all his helpers there, as also the harbour missionary, Mr. Burrows, whose address at the recent Annual Meeting, and that of Captain Colomb's, of H.M. ship“ Thunderer," who presided, were highly complimented by the Naples correspondent of the Daily News.


(See “Chart and Compass” Advertiser.)


(See “Chart and Compass” Advertiser.) Miss LYON has sent a box of things for our Sailors' Bazaar worth more than £ 5.

Our honorary representative for the Mediterranean, “S.S. Engineer," writes “My dear Mr. Matthews,-Accompanying this letter is a parcel for your forthcoming Bazaar, that was given in charge of me at Seville. It is from a lady reader of your “Chart and Compass,' who takes an interest in seamen, and is a worker in the Lord's vineyard."

As we go to press we have letters of encouragement from Annie Ellis, Mrs. Sackett, and the Authoress of “ Texts and Thoughts for Sailors ” ; while our good friend Mrs. Linder writes:

“Dear Mr. Matthews,—You can print my name on your list, and I shall hope to forward you a small parcel of articles for the Bazaar in September. I hope you will meet with much success.

“ Yours sincerely,


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HONOUR GOD, AND GOD WILL HONOUR YOU." DEAR MR. EDITOR,– I rejoiced to read in your last number Mr. Smith's letter under the above heading, about Sunday work. Please do not let the subject drop, but let every number you publish for a long time to come contain something about this growing sin against God, and injustice to sailors. Steamers are everywhere supplanting sailing ships, and time is everything with steamers. The large capital sunk in these makes even every twelve hours of moment during which they lie idle. Fifteen per cent., so often promised to all who will take shares, cannot be earned if steam

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