CHRISTIAN Current Religious News. Last year American women gave ____ . ToTTT^catW ° missions. "*"•—j-a am -- mm j,j Mr. Moody may engage in evan gelistic work in Boston this sum mer, with vigorous help from the Young Men’s Christian Association. In the Episcopal Convention of the Diocese of Illinois, a resolution was introduced asking the General Convention to change the name of the church from " Protestant Ep is- . copal ” to “ Holy Catholic.” So much opposition was manifested to the proposition that the résolutioiT was withdrawn. ( In the village of Todorag (Sivas- field, Western Turkey), is a Pro- testant school taught by a girl. This brave girl conducts religious services on the Sabbath, reading a sermon, and her service is drawing in the villagers. The Canada Presbyterian As sembly was held this year in Lon don. John M. King, D.D, was chosen moderator. The session was quiet. No stirring question, no sharp debate, no important de cision characterized the Assembly. Its attention was occupied with the schemes of the Church. The Methodist Episcopal Church has undertaken the erection of a university inTokio, Japan. •Twen ty-five acres of ground have been purchased as a site in the western part of the city. ! The Romish priest at Pollok- shaws has made a futile attempt to obtain the control of three orphan children whose mother was a Prot estant. He asserted that she had been received into the Romish communion shortly before berdeath. The Board of Supervision has de cided that the children shall be re garded as Protestants, and they have accordingly been sent to a Protestant industrial school. During Lent the Armenian Bishop of Smyrna preached evan gelical sermons. The Greek clergy also have been forced to take up the practice of preaching in order to keep their people from being drawn to the Protestant services. Counting these services with those of the Protestants, there is now Greek preaching in five different places in the city of Smyrna. The American Consul has gone to Bitlis, in Asiatic Turkey, to in- HEHALD <1 quire into the case of two American missionaries, who were attacked auu and nu», nearly i y nuicu killed bv uv the me Kurds aurus '.f. *4- ? ••■•.. near that place, as we mentronccT last week. Gen. Wallace has de manded, and the Porte has prom ised that the persons guilty of the outrage shall be punished. The Rev. Phillips Brooks, ol Boston, will return to this country soon after the middle of September. Signor Rosetti, pastor of the re- -formed Italian church, died sudden- ly on Sunday at Florence, while conducting divine service. lie was a first cousin of the poet paint er Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and he contributed effectively, by voice and pen, to Italy’s revival. Ilis wife w-as the daughter of the late Rev. -Peter Steele, who resided in St. Andrew’s during the last ten years of his life. The unseemly conduct of vicars in Englaud at the funerals cf per sons not in tj^oir church still contin ues. On Map%G, the funeral of an unbaptized child was conducted in G winear church-yard by the Rev. J. Harbord, Wesleyan minister. On the minister commencing to read the service, the sexton, who stated that he was ¡acting under the orders of the vicar, intercepted him. telling him not to do so. Mr. Har bord, however, continued, and the sexton at once lowered the coffin and began filling in the grave. He went on with this while the service was being read, and had filled the grave by the time it was finished. It is also added that the child’s father had some difficulty in preven ting the sexton burying the deceas ed while the mourners were waiting the arrival of the minister. Rev. Heniy Ward Beecher reach ed his seventieth birthday on Sun day last. On Monday his friends celebrated the day with great enthu siasm. The Brooklyn Academy ol Music was crowded to overflowing. Dr. Charles E. West was Chairman of the committee of Arrangements, and Judge Neilson called the meet ing to order. Rev. Dr. Charles Hall, rector of Trinity church pre sided. Letters were read from many distinguished persons who could not be present, and congratu latory addresses were delivered by Rev. Dr. Thomas Armitage and Rev. Dr. J. D. Fulton, Mayor Seth Low; and Hon. John Barry, M. P. from Ireland. The closing address was given by the guest of the eve- ning, Rev. Mr. Beecher, whose re if there were nothing but dark and marks were received with frequent cloudy weather. It is the glorious summer sun that fills out the ears outburst of applause. ■ ■-------------- --- ------- and >ipo B»». tham f a r the. haryjiaL, The parents of the Rev. C. H. and the Christian needs to have Spurgeon celebrated their golden the beams of the Sun of Righteous wedding at the house of their son ness shining down on him day by recently. The gathering of the chil day, that he may grow in grace dren, grandchildren, and great and be gradually ripened for the grandchildren amounted to nearly heavenly garner. Dear Christian chTidrenybeAmre forty. Mr. Spurgeon, Sen., though retired from pastoral work, still you keep in the sunshine! Let preaehes frequently, and renders the love of Jesus so fill your heart good service to the cause of Christ, that there is no room for thoughts "in-o n e o f h is- reeen t dincournwa, Mr of sadness. _ Those who live long C. II. Spurgeon said: “ I heard of years in sin bring themselves into one who had the cliance of going to many snares and many troubles, heaven without dying, but when which you need never meet with the chariot of fire came he would since you have been so early not go, because he could not go on brought into the Savior’s happy the box. I think it is a Romish le fold. Oh, then, what joyful Chris gend. At the same time I have tian^ we ought to be ’— Walking in known people of exactly that kind. the light. Unless they can be top-sawyer they LULLABY SONG will not touch a saw.” ~ SfYUABY A. HASH. IN. In Marsovan (Western Turkey) a man, not a Protestant, became dumb in consequence of a right. His friends went around asking people to pray for* him. Finally they asked some ^Protestants to pray that he might be cured. Spe cial mention was made of the case in prayer. About the same time the man fell into convulsions and in his agony recovered and kept the power of speech. He attributes his cure to that prayer, and people are bringing their sick to the Prot estants to be prayed for. —-------------------- - - Keep in the Sunshine. God never intended that Chris tians should be sad and gloomy. In fact, it is wrong for them to be so, for does he not say to them : “ Rejoice, always rejoice ?” And if we love our Savior very much and keep near to him, we shall be sure to be happy Chris tians. There will be troubles some times, no doubt, but even these ought not to make us sad, for we can take them all to Jesus. Do you know what makes the corn grow and ripen ? It must have the rain, but it needs the sun shine as well. Our troubles and trials are like the rainy and windy days. They are not very pleasant at the time, but they help us to grow stronger and firmer Chris tians, just because the roots of our faith are sent down all the deeper, as the roots of the corn are sent down into the earth. But tho corn would nover get on * V ! \ JesaH laid, “ Buffer the little children and forbid them not to come unto me.” Jesus loves the little children, Calls them to his arms to rest, Leans their tender heads when weary, On the dear Redeemer’s breast; Tenderly he speaks to thee— Let the children come to me. t Jesualovea the little children, Gently lures them to his arms ; Yearningly he longs to shield them, From the world and its alarms ; Hear him calling tenderly, “ Suffer them to come to me.” Hold them not with fond hearts pleading, From the Savior’B fond embrace, Though thy own torn hearts be bleeding, •• Such as these shall see his face. Lovingly he speaks to thee— “ Let the children come to me I Well he knows their tender footsteps, In the earth-paths oft must stray. Weary pain and sore temptations, Meet them all along the way. ’Tis in love he calls to thee “ Suffer them to come to me. In His home no sin can reach them, Pain and grief no more alarms, All his love he’ll gently teaoh them, Safely resting in his arms. ’Tis the Savior calls to thee, •• Let the children come to me. Safe with him, Heaven’s joys he shows them, They the Father’s face behold ; Christ the Shepherd loves and knows them, Naught can fright them from the fold, “ They my Father’s face shall see,” “ Suffer them to come to me.” Trust me then, oh, loting parents, And wonld’st thou tby loved regain, “ Follow me,”—where they are going, Thou shalt surely meet again. I will keep them safe for thee Let thy •• children come to Me. Jackson, June, 1888.