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tains of yachts addressed the Sunday evening service in the Bethel, and their words seemed blessed by God to a large audience. 17th, visited the “Lusitania,' distributed tracts among the 500 passengers bound for Australia, met several Christians among passengers and crew. 25th, visited carpenter at the hospital ; judging by his remarks to the doctor, and from his asking for renewed visits, he seemed to have received benefit from the Scripture readings at his bedside. Held Bible lecture, with diagrams, in large steam yacht “ Amy,”. The captain was afraid the influence of the infidels on board would prevent an attendance. All hands came—those on duty listened through the hatch. Several expressed warm thanks for the meeting.

The Rev. Mr. Barry and Rev. Mr. Barff gave help at the Sunday evening services on several occasions. This month received a letter from a young sailor telling of the manner of his conversion at the services in the Bethel last winter.

STEPHEN BURROWES, British and Foreign Sailors' Society, London.

CHRIST STILL CALLING FISHERMEN. OUR missionary, Mr. Dickson, of Yarmouth, has been taking part in a great revival among the fishermen of his native town. He writes:-“I was away at Peterhead at the burial of my father-in-law, and took my annual holiday when away on that occasion. I am happy to inform you that there was a good work of grace going on among the fishermen at Peterhead, and during the month I was there, I believe that between two and three hundred were brought to believe on the Lord Jesus as their own almighty Saviour. At the request of the fishermen I rented a hall for two months, in which to hold religious services when they could not get out to sea, and we often found it by far too small. On several occasions the Rev. Mr. Bissett (East Free Church) kindly gave us the use of his church, and when it was so crowded that all could not get into the church we had an overflow-meeting in the aforesaid hall, which was just across the street from the church, and so, when the hall was crowded, we had the overflow in the church. It was really a grand sight to see the earnest desire of so many seeking the Lord every night. I spoke personally with many anxious ones, and I seldom got out of the meeting until midnight; but I bless God that He used me as the instrument in leading a great number to the Saviour. As there are men all the way from the top of Firth of Forth, and as far north as Inverness, fishing at Peterhead, you may easily imagine that there are a great many strangers, there being 720 boats fishing out of this harbour at present; so I have spoken to anxious sinners belonging to 17 or 18 different towns and villages, as I always asked the names of those I spoke with, and from what part of Scotland they came. Many of the Lord's people got a blessing as well, and said that if ever they got home they would not be so backward in lifting up their testimony for the Saviour. But I think Peterhead has got the best share of the blessing, as many of the Lord's people confess that they never before saw such a work, and how they were led to see how God will save sinners if His own people will but lay themselves out for Him. The Rev. Mr. Bissett, East Free Church, Peterhead, and the Rev. Mr. Inglis, from Dundee, who was there as deputation minister for the Free Church Home Mission to help on the Lord's work among the strangers, were the only two ministers who took any interest in the work while I was there. Mr. Bissett and Mr. Inglis went heartily into the work at once, and God blessed their labours very much. Mr. Inglis wrote to Mr. Fellowes requesting that I might be allowed to remain a week or two over my allotted time, which request he kindly granted; and the longer we were engaged in the work the more apparent fruit we saw, and liked it the better. I suppose the meetings are still going on the same. Oh, that it were so in Yarmouth! But I will look unto the Lord and hope to see times of blessing here, aud many sinners brought to Jesus as their Saviour.-I am yours, 21, Pier Place, Great Yarmouth.

JAS. DICKSON." MORE TESTIMONIES FOR "CHART AND COMPASS." Miss M. B. BLACK, of Carlisle, writes : “I need not say how much we enjoy your Chart and Compass; it is eagerly looked for, and its kind editor must feel cheered indeed to be able to give and do so much for our sailors.”


EDITOR'S NOTES AND NOTICES. As we are going to press we are sorry to report that our dear Br. Lonsdale has been suddenly struck down by an attack of which the doctors, who consult to-day, have, we trust, the diagnosis of. We ask the prayers of the brethren for him, and hope to be able in next issue to report favourable progress.

Many kind friends have enquired for the health of our dear wife. An entire change, with very dear friends, at the seaside, has wrought, with God's blessing, PARTIAL restoration. While we would give thanks, there is, in view of the winter, reason for much prayer.

“Chart and Compass” Almanack will, we trust, be out early for the Christmas parcels. We hope to be encouraged by large orders !

Our next issue will be out very early, on account of the coming Sailors' Bazaar; poems, articles and letters excluded this month will then appear.

BACK NUMBERS WANTED. THE Editor would be thankful for back numbers of Chart and Compass, 6 of January and 1 June, to complete vols. for 1879. Also April 3, September 3 to complete vols. for 1880. There is a great demand for the bound volume, which makes a splendid gift book for boys going to sea, or to place on the table of any family.

THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY, LONDON. “VOICES FROM CALVARY." A course of homilies. By Charles Stanford, D.D., author of “ Symbols of Christ.”

Dr. Stanford has consented to preach the opening sermon at the Baptist Union, in the South, this month. He is acknowledged to be a prince of preachers. This volume of sermons is worthy of the pen even of such a gifted preacher. Those “Voices from Calvary,” so human and Divine, are dealt with delicately, tenderly, sympathetically, with a deep spiritual insight, by the hand of a Master in Israel.

We have, as yet, only read one chapter, but shall consequently read all the others. What a treasure to a religious sailor or sailors' preacher.

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TYNDALE'S GLORIOUS VERSION. WE recently went into a vestry of one of the largest churches in London and found the pastor reading Tyndale's original version: We do not wonder at there being Saxon English, and vigorous thought in Pastor Cuff's sermons.

Mrs. (Dean) Goode writes :- I only managed to study your article on Tyndale (in Chart and Compass) a few days ago. It is intensely interesting. Send 100 copies' to enclosed addresses. Comparing Tyndale's version with the last, she says : -"Nevertheless, so long as the English language shall be spoken, the ancient version will hold its own, and a few in every age and nation will be found to say from the bottom of their hearts, “ THE OLD IS BETTER.

These last words have been my motto.

Referrin to a letter in the same number, she says: “I turn with much more sympathetic feeling to · A letter from the Southern Ocean,' page 247. I do like the letters from the ends of the earth!” I agree in spirit completely with what the writer says about prayer.

In our next we hope to give a few quotations from her admirable paper on “ Women, as educators of the young.” Might we not say of the old too?—ED.

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" In the way of righteousness is life; and

in the pathway thereof there is no death,"_PROV. xii. 28.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd.-“ Our God

whom we love is ABLE to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace." "Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear HIM which is ABLE to destroy both soul and body in hell." There is one lawgiver who is ABLE to save and to destroy."-Dan. iii.

17. MATT. X. 28. Sam. iv. 12. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th.-"God is ABLE to

make all grace abound towards you."

2.Cor. ix. 8, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th,-" In that Jesus

Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is ABLE to succour them that are

tempted.”—HEB. ii. 18. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd.—"ABLE to save

to the uttermost them that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to

make intercession for them."—HEB. vii. 25. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th,—"ABLE to

keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy."-JUDE 24,

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* Those interested in * Chart and Compass” would 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.








THE 25TH, 26TH, AND 27TH OCTOBER, 1881,






Messrs. Forrestt and Sons, the celebrated Lifeboat Builders, have kindly consented to place a Life

boat Stall, which will be named “The Sunbeam."* The Boys' Band from the Training Ship " Shaftesburywill be present, and Concerts will be given under

the Direction of Miss Pattisson and Mr. Rook.



The Bazaar will be opened on Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m.
E ask the sympathy and support of all interested in the

moral and religious welfare of seamen. This society,
established in 1818, was the first to awake to their con-

dition and to acknowledge their claims. It was the first to hoist a flag for a symbol and provide vessels for worship. It was the first to begin a sailors' magazine, to publish a sailors'

In addition to the central “Sunbeam” Stall, the others are to be named “ Osborne,

“Lively,” “ Bethel,' Mayflower,” “Flora,” and “ Circumnavigator.” Lady Brassey has kindly consented to lend her specimens recently collected on her voyage to the Shetland Islands. NOVEMBER, 1881.



hymn book, and thus to begin a sailors' literature. It was the first to appoint missionaries to seamen. From the first it has been more than national in its work, and more than denominational in its creed. Admiral Lord Gambier, of blessed memory, was its first most active and distinguished president, and W. H. Marten, Esq. its loyal treasurer. Its present president is the Marquis of Cholmondeley, who is prevented from age and enfeebled health to help by his presence as he would like. But no man has the sailors' cause at heart more than the noble Marquis. Thomson Hankey, Esq., of the Bank of England, received the treasurership from distinguished predecessors, W. H. Marten, Esq. and Geo. Fife Angas, who were the founders of this and kindred societies, and he has held that post since 1851; so that for thirty years he has right nobly stood by the grand old ship of his early choice. To-day this society, with its centre in the metropolitan port of the world, occupies the chief ports of the United Kingdom and Europe ; while its influence is felt on every ocean, and is in extent worldwide. This society having been obliged to sell out nearly all of its funded stock, help is much needed so as to hold the advanced posts, and stretch out to regions beyond. Contributions, in things or monies, may be immediately sent to the secretary, the Rev. Edward W. Matthews, Sailors' Institute, Shadwell, London, E.

It is most pleasing to note that Lady Bentinck, who has gone to bright sunny Italy for the restoration of her health, has greatly helped our sailors' work in those ports. Only in our July issue of our magazine we reported that she had paid off the debt of £ 200 on the floating Bethel in Naples' historic, beautiful bay, but invested £ 1,000, the interest of which was to go in perpetuity towards sustaining a sailors' mission there ; and last month she gave £ 1,000 towards the new floating Bethel, for the Genoa Harbour mission, to be opened this month. Lady Brassey, who is about to open our sailors' bazaar, and many other friends, will be glad to know these interesting facts.

Lady Brassey made a voyage round the world in her beautiful yacht, “Sunbeam," and has written a very fascinating book, called A Voyage in the Sunbeam.Through the kindness of the publishers, Longmans, Green & Co., we are able to present our readers with a few extracts, with illustrations. We shall be glad to receive orders from all parts of the country for copies, which we have on sale. From one guinea to sixpence per copy.

Why is this book so popular ? In the first place it is the account of a voyage, aud nothing (account for it as you may) so interests the English speaking peoples as a voyage well told. Then it is a voyage round the world, by Captain Sir Thomas Brassey, with his

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