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MR. GLADSTONE'S LANU BILL.

PALM SUNDAY.

WESLEYAN MlSSIONARY MEETING…

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WESLEYAN MlSSIONARY MEETING AT PONTYPRIDD. INCIDENTS IN A MISSIONARY'S LIFE. The Rev. W. Wilson, returned Methodist missionary from Fiji, attended as deputation from the parent society, a missionary meeting held at Wesley chapel, on Thursday evening, 7th ult. Mr. Wilson is a most interesting speaker, full of energy and enthusiasm, and possessing in a large measure all the essential gifts of an orator. With the aid of a copious vocabulary, a brilliant imagination, and a personal knowledge of the people and scenes of Fiji, it was easy for him to interest his audience in his late field of labour, and enable them to realize the character of the people, productions, and scenery. His graphic descriptions brought vividly before his audience the rude but picturesque savago as he floated in his canoe or plunged into the sea, or toiled in the plantations, or lounged in the sun, or adorned himself with many coloured pigments. Two incidents may be related, among many others, narrated by the missionary, showing the dangers accompanying missionary labours in those Islands. Happening in one of his missionary tours to visit an Island seldom or ever before visited by white men, he saw a group of men on shore who were fishermen, lie made for the shore, and landed. Having saluted them, he saw that they were just finishing a meal. Although they were a tribe of fishermen they had then been eating something besides fish. Evidently they had been eating flesh. A little observation con- vinced him it was human flesh. As he looked at the remains of the disgusting repast one of the cannibals, who seemed to read his thoughts handed him the bones of a human leg, which he was gnawing, and asked him if he would like to have a bite. Mr Wilson judged it was the leg of a lad about 13 years old. Another time he visited a tribe which dwelt in the interior of one of the Islands. Calling upon the chief-an aged man—and a man of many noble qualities for a savage, he got his consent to visit his people. He went, accompanied by a native assistant missionary. The people were at work but which they laid aside immediately they saw the strangers. Forming a kind of circle they surrounded the missionaries. Then making the circle less and less they came nearer, until at last they violently -Nlr 8 pressed upon them. Mr Wil on Alt uneasy, he had no desire for such close intimacy. But his dislike increased when they began to feel him by pinching severely, and remarking with satisfaction, that he was in very good condition. Mr Wilson extricated himself from his unpleasant and dang-rous position by preaching vigorously to them the gospel of love. To-day the Society has one hundred thousand converts in the Islands, and eight hundred preachers and church officers. We are sorry there has been a serious falling off of the funds both of the General Society, and the Ponty- pridd branch Society.

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