Charles Haddon Spurgeon, an English preacher, born at Kelvedon, Essex, June 19, 1834. His father and grandfather were preachers in the Independent denomination. At the age of 16 he became an usher at Newmarket, and subsequently at Cambridge. Not long after going to Cambridge he connected himself with a "lay preachers' association" there, and before ho was 18 became pastor of a small Baptist congregation at Waterbeach. In 1853 ho was called to the New Park street Baptist chapel in Southwark, London, to which his preaching attracted such crowds that the congregation removed first to Exeter hall, and then to Surrey music hall. In 1861 a new chapel capable of seating between 5,000 and 6,000 was completed for his congregation in Newington Butts. Mr. Spurgeon has received more than 13,000 persons into his church, and has erected 36 chapels in London, supplied with ministers trained in a college of his own founding. His sermons have been printed weekly, and 16 volumes have been published collectively, besides a volume entitled " Gems: Brilliant Passages from the Discourses of C. II. Spurgeon" (1859). He has also published " The Saint and his Saviour" (1857); "Gleanings among the Sheaves" (2d ed., 1868); "John Ploughman's Talk, or Plain Advice for Plain People," and " Evening by Evening: Readings for the Family and the Closet " (1869); " Feathers for Arrows, or Illustrations from my Note Book" (1870); "Types and Emblems " (1875); and " Lectures to my Students" (1875). Since 1865 he has edited a journal, "The Sword and Trowel".