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Stitch in Time.

Purchase of Penstrowed Quarry.

Montgomeryshire Minister Welcomed…


Montgomeryshire Minister Welcomed in Calcutta. REV. GEORGE HUGHES, OF LLANFAIR. Last month Rev George Hughes and his wife received an enthusiastic welcome on taking the pastorate of the Baptist Church in Calcutta. Mr Hughes hails from Llanfair-Caereinion, and, in voicing the welcome of the Welshmen of Cal- cutta, Mr A. E Goodwin (a native of Newtown) told them that a few weeks before he had found at Puri, in the very shadow of the great Juggar- nath Temple, another Welshman preaching there in the centre of Hindooistn, unmindful of the antagonism of the priests of that place, striving to win men from their ignorance and superstition. The little town in Wales from which Mr Hughes had come had earned such a reputation for clean- liness and brightness, and that to shine like Llanfair" had become a popular saying. There were plenty of dark places in Calcutta into which the ministry of Mr Hughes would bring bright- ness. He assured him of the heartiest welcome from his fellow-countrymen in the city. The Rev Herbert Anderson, who was in the chair, said: A hundred years and two days ago the first pastor of this church left England to travel via America to Calcutta. He came to join the Baptist Missionary Society, but without the permission of the directors of the. East India Company. On arrival, he was promptly put into prison, and was in danger of being deported. It was not until some years after October 25, 1819, that he was asked to become the first pastor of this church. Mr Hughes comes to us as the church's 17th pastor in its 91 years' history. The chapel was built in 1821 for the poor but respect- able Christian community in Entally and Circular- road. And it is an interesting fact that among the subscribers to its erection was Rajah Ram Mohun Roy, the founder of the Brahmo Somaj, and an intimate friend of the early missionaries. In introducing Mr Jones to you, my difficulty is to know not what to say. He comes to some of us as an intimate friend, and I think the situation was summed up exactly the other day, when someone said, Hughes is a most lovable fellow." It is a great thing for a church to know its new pastor, so that their hopes may not soar too high. Both Mr and Mrs Hughes are here at the call of God, with an ambition to win souls for Christ. They are alive the needs of the district to the pressing problems that churches in Eastern cities must try and solve. He believes in the motto of the Christian faith—" To every man his work," and anticipates a hearty response from the church and congregation to his efforts to bring light and joy and life to this sphere of his labours. Mr Hughes is a lover of children, so that the Sunday School Union will find a warm friend in him. He is a Welshman with patriotic tendencies. He will not forget his duty to his covntrymen in this city. He has been a missionary who has loved. and been loved by many Indians. His position as pastor of this church will therefore embrace his duty and ours towards those without the faith that redeems. Mr D. Hooper, in welcoming Mr and Mrs Hughes, on behalf of the church, referred to the services of some of the pastors in the early years, and gave briefly the history of the church. Mr Carter, on behalf of the Sunday School, the Rev F. B. Hadow, on behalf of the Old Mission Church, the Rev B. A. Nag, for the Indian Christian community, spoke briefly, welcoming Mr and Mrs Hughes as workers in the service of the church. Mr Hughes, in a brief speech, returned a feel- ing acknowledgment.



Llandinam Council School.


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A Newtonian in Germany.