Parting services were held at the Bap_ tist church in Novi, on Tuesday last, with reference to the departure for Japan of Rev. George W. Taft and Mary Boyden Taft, missionaries of the American Baptist Missionary Union. Rev. S. Haskell preached, and addrpsses were mad by Rav. J, Horton of Parshallv;lle. Rev. P. G. Robertson of Plymouth, ard Rev. W. H. Betteys of Sdlem. The childhood homes of the missionary and wife were both in Washtenaw county, their parenta bein Rev. H. B. Taft, formerly of Silem, and Rev. J. S. Boyden, for years pastor at Ypsilanti. These falhers gave addreses in the evening, as also did Dr. S. M. Stimson, secretary of Foreign Míssíods, and brethern Pettit and Little of Howell and Owosso. Both the missionary and his wife are nativea of Michigan and s'udents from Kalamazoo ooilege, Mr. Taft being also a gradúate of Rochester seminary.