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Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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Title:
Missionary echo of the Methodist Church
Abbreviated Title:
Missionary echo
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Methodist Church (Great Britain) ( Author, Primary )
Place of Publication:
London
Publisher:
Andrew Crombie
Henry Hooks
Language:
English
Physical Description:
volume ; 31 cm

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Methodist Church (Great Britain) -- Missions -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
Methodist Church (Great Britain) ( LCNAF )
Missions, British -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
Missions, British ( LCSH )
Missions -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
衛理公會(英國) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
衛理公會(英國)
英國傳教士 -- 期刊
傳教士,英國
任務 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国)
英国传教士 -- 期刊
传教士,英国
任务 -- 期刊
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serial ( sobekcm )
Temporal Coverage:
1893 -
Spatial Coverage:
Europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- London
Asia -- China
Asia -- India
Africa -- British Africa
North America -- Caribbean
歐洲 -- 英國 -- 英格蘭 -- 大倫敦 -- 倫敦
亞洲 -- 中國
亞洲 -- 印度
非洲 -- 英屬非洲
北美 -- 加勒比海
欧洲 -- 英国 -- 英格兰 -- 大伦敦 -- 伦敦
亚洲 -- 中国
亚洲 -- 印度
非洲 -- 英属非洲
北美 -- 加勒比海
Coordinates:
51.507222 x -0.1275
35 x 103
21 x 78
18.18 x -77.4
-8.7832 x 34.5085

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Catalogued from volumes 3 (1896) and 31 (1924)
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Title from cover and index
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VIAF (name authority) : Methodist Church (Great Britain) : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/158324772

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, Address to Readers. By the Editor “+= 1 Lost and Found. By Master Urwin - 155, 172 fi;
i After the Cyclone. By John Chinn - 11, 21 Meeting of Missionary Committee. By the |
L S Be Editor’ - oS - - - - 100, 177 /
a An Indian Story - - - - - - 168 ss
- y GiNe Missions on the Congo. By B. W. Rose- 58, 122 4
LE Annual Assembly and Missions - - 129 ge
/ Missionary Conferences - - - - 100, 145
3 Ants. By Mrs. Chinn -. = -. = = 125
a ds os * : : z Missionary Organization in Sunday Schools.
F A Visit to Bowron House. By the Editor - QI By James Ellis - es Ss = z ar
L A Week’s Mission Tour. By J. H. Phillipson My Visit to Bobuoya. By J. H. Duerden- 55, 70
40, 72, 117 : “
; ae j My Voyage to Jamaica. By W. Hall - - 150 (
At Duty’s Call. By E. O. Dinsley. a re 1 By JH. D ‘ It
. ~ é red Ground. y J. H. Duerden - 17 3
} Chapter 1. The Call - eee ei] ep ; ie ie
\ ST he Res : z 4, Our Foreign Field. Editorial Notes 2,17, 50, fens,
E 3 9 a BE ae oO wee Bay: ah 66, 83, 115, 130, 146, 162, 178 i dl
; 3.. St. Clair’s First Convert - 5 Sek 3 Sod
i 2 2 ee mi a wees 9 Our Missionary Gatherings in Exeter Hall. 4
a » 4. Ambra’s Fidelity © - - 74 By. the Editor” “= 30" 2™" = 5"-a52 81,103
» 5. Good Out of Evil - - 9? “Our Voyage Back to Jamaica. By Mrs. Bavin 90
. a See eee >; Home comme 185 People of the Duruma Country. By J. B. re
. Children’s Page. By the Editor, 13, 30, 62, Grifiths = - 5 S 5 5 A 205 y)
; 79, 94; 124, 141, 171,.188 — pianting the Gospel. By J. H. Phillipson - 190 Fae
Christian Endeavour Page. By J. J. Martin PORE BA
E. 16, 32, 64; 79,96, 111,-128, 143, 100; 175,'To1 Abid Sac iene 5 E : ee
ross the Sea. By F. J. W. | :
Se : J The Soul’s Prayer. By C. A. W. H. - 41
Va Chapter 1. The Parting of the Ways - 109
: od Dare to Stand Alone. By El-sie - - 25 i |
Bei 2. Fresh Fields and Pastures y
se New - - - - 119 Some Native Evangelists. By John Cuttell us
7k 135 : 5;
E fe 3. The Conquering Power - 139 Cy See 4
f s The Missionary’s Reward. By John Cuttell - 25 —>—~
k aS 4. News from Afar - - - 153 : ;
b. 2 The Isles of the Sea. By A. H. Sharman-" 31, 47
Ft i iS 5. Shadow and Sunshine - 108 ‘ } :
y The Women of Africa. By Mrs. Ratcliffe - 97 j
‘Ss 5 6. Bearing Fruit = - - = 183 sores . if
ce, aes Varieties - : = - - = 127, 142,174. iy
Foreign Missionary Secretary's Notes 3, 109, S a 2 : =
) 53, 08, 87, tor, 133, 148, 164, 179 Wenchow. ae Three Years. By W. R.
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4 Home Mission Extension. By the Editor 116, 161 . MN Abour Ik é : 3 A
y How to Create and Increase Interest in Foreign Tee@allen o
Missions. By F. de Wis s a Ie; 23 9 ts ollege =. 35; 36, 40, 41, 44, 47
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Vi Jamaica. Page from its Natural History. By zs ay Hee Soe ee S
} : Mrs. Chinn = ie S = e = 87, as % 37
Ladies Mise: eae: 35 Its College Principal, Mr. T. W.
: adies’ Missionary Auxiliaries- 54, 89, 136, 181 Chapman, B.Sc. 3 ss - 39
f Literary Notices. By the Editor 10, 24, 63, Why Chinese Children Need our Help. By
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| Cactus Tree - - - - - - - 104 Group taken at Ngao - - - - 163 :
Conquest Island - - - - - - 129 Hall, Rev. Walter - - sae S - 131
Coolie Carrying Luggage - - - - 116 Higgins, Master William - - - 170.
En Route for Bobuoya - - - - - 71 Hornby, Miss (with Chinese Family) - - 84
Golbanti - - - = - - - - 49 King, Rev. Jabez (President) = - - - 161
Group of Galla Women - - - - - O7 Mission Staff, Wenchow - - - 2535
: i Masai Warriors - - - - 102 Shingolo, Galla Boy - - - - - 118
35 Natives - — - - - - - 73 Soothill, Mrs. - - - - - - 37 |
Illustrations of Articles on Jamaica 12,-13, 17, Soothill, Rev. W. E. - z 3 - 38
: f Bee pa Swallow, Rev. R., M.D. - - - are eat
Illustrations of Tales: “ aS
& At Duty’s Call = 8,28, 60; 74, 93, 186 pa pity Bridge 8 1
Se. Far Across the Sea 110, 120, 149.154, 169, 184 Sneinton United Methodist Free Church, Not-
ee e tingham- - - - - - - 113
Mission Children at Mazeras - = = - 81
7 The Tanks, Aden - = = < - - 88
New House at Ribé - s = - = - 149
Wenchow College - 5 = = : ===34
Bs Ningpo - - - = = - - - 145
% . a5 es Entrance - - - - 41
Ningpo Dispensary - = 5 a 2 - 165 ;
5 ay i Assembly Hall = - - - 43
Ploughing at Golbanti - = 3 z elo :
: a8 e Kitchen - - te - 44 i
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Motiar. 3 Nov 1, JANUARY, 1904. OnE PENNY.
Neen eee eee eee eee eee eee nee eee ee ee eee
Jo the Readers of the earnest appeals and protests had been uttered.
és We well remember the cruel anxiety felt during
“Missionary Eeho.”” the captivity of the Rev. C. H. Goodman, and.
Av TEE ERE: the cheers which rang through the Annual As-
sembly when the Governor telegraphed “ Good-
r PERSON man safe.” Jamaica has been again visited by a
EN years‘ago this month the first num- terrific cyclone. China has witnessed the insur-
: ber of the Missionary Ecuo was is- rection of the Boxers, but a great development
‘ sued. From month to month, from and expansion of our missions. . East Africa,
: year to year, this little serial has held which was unknown, is becoming well known.
; on its way, chronicling and communi-, It was surely a Divine intuition which mduced
cating missionary intelligence and endeavouring the missionary leaders of our Denomination to
to foster the missionary spirit in our Churches. :
To all who during that time have contributed
F to its columns or sought to promote its circu- ;
lation, I return, at the commencement of an- Seige ae
other year, my earnest and heartfelt thanks. ee Se i
, During these ten years our Foreign Missions Te a ; Se i
have sustained severe losses. Many helpers a bie 4
i at home and abroad have not continued by i Sees
% aang 3 en ‘ tae
reason of death. A few weeks after the first ean Se “ feo |
; issue of the EcHo a minister who had well ee Se Pees G
f served the Churches as Missionary Secretary, i bi: . ee
the Rev. 5. S. Barton, passed away, anda few, ‘SUS ry * Meee
years later the’ Rev. George Turner, who had 2 ee phat,
done good work in the same office? was taken Eoreaes 6 eee. fee : “a
home. Our largest contributor, Mr, Wiliiam el gl a am 8
} Butler, died amid the regrets of thousands, and Sgr ee
i the death of our devoted Missionary Trea- ; a CO C@ Regence
; surer, Mr. W. H. Hart, is still a poignant re- ee, "da i
5 gret. On the foreign field men whose lives 4 ; fhe ee ON
i were of the greatest value have ceased to work ae ie eae
; and live. Thomas H. Carthew, Robert M. * a eaenraar ct q 5 G
Ormerod, Charles Consterdine, Thomas RE ; : ae
Adams Bayley, Richard Abercrombie, Samuel] ‘ ’ Ss bee) i a é
Macfarlane, “how sweet their memory still.” =m ae
Samuel Wright should not be forgotten, al. . a
though his. missionary course was brief, and Hate ; ee
: uhe died in his native land; and our people oa am ee oo ;
never will, nor can, forget our pioneer East ee ;
4 African missionary, the good Thomas Wake. ORS eee ga Soc
: field. <5 Pen eRe ers
i Changes of various kinds have taken place in
i regard to the mission stations. Our colonial Rev. Dr: Swallow.
4 missions—Australia and New Zealand—have :
t disappeared, absorbed by the sweep of the move- commence a mission in a region almost a terra:
ment for Methodist Union. For the greater good imcognita, but now becoming a highway to the
gt as Church of Christ we consented to this Union, centre of the great continent of Africa.
a Pash ee Tee lees ee ose _And now I must ask the ministers and members
| against English auionGy eect ao Se of the Churches to aid in increasing the cireula-
a ROStonc on es, vie ee a SESS tion of the Misstonary Ecuo. It is. almost im-
> ag € most perative that we should have a magazine with the
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2 OUR FOREIGN FIELD.
| ebject and aim of the Missionary Ecuo, but it on a bicycle, but in China travelling is done —
is not desirable that it should draw extensively on slowly—like nearly everything else. Twenty-five
Revert the Mission Funds. It is not reasonable to ex- miles by road is a good day’s work out here. In
bee yect—under existing arrangements—that it should these journeys up country I get many varied ex-
eer become self-supporting. Subscribers and collec- periences, some are saddening, some are inspir-
rs tors of a certain amount are furnished with free ing, and all are instructive. Last spring I went
eopies sent monthly by post. The cost of print- to a place called’ Tung-nyue, forty-five miles up |
| ing and postage is considerable, and must ever the Wenchow river, then six miles inland. When
prevent the EcHo from showing a balance of [I left the river it was rather late in the afternoon, |
| profit on the year. But if the circulation could but I thought I should have time to go to the |
be greatly increased the average cost of produc- place and return after the evening service, as it
' tion would be greatly reduced. All who help to was a moonlight night, or rather it ought to have
j | increase the sale of the Missionary Ecuo are in been; I walked on, and on climbing up the moun-
A effect contributing to our missionary funds. tain path—it was wild and beautiful scenery—at
gab A last I reached our little Bethel, which, if not a
Pad ANP = 5 es oy ne hare S I trust, a lamp Hy a ne
= ‘PAS. Se EPS ian ff (LAG Bee ampstand. After the service it was far too late
ve) Vy, \: Fone to get back to the river that night, so I had to stay !
mes" UM |e ee atts Kose Eee where Iwas. The next day I returned to the boat,
= i ro High Lavra, rand py BRB | and then went to a place called Dung-ch‘1; this .
A Wy wa %[ vig! e station has only been opened recently. About
= a ashe if a one hundred people came to lock and to listen;
Des as the service was held in an ancestral temple. The
| Editorial Jotes. worship of ancestors by the Chinese is one of the
—— greatest hindrances to the progress of Chris-
: Se UNS i i tianity. Oh, that these people may soon learn to
=i N this month’s “ Echo” an article appears worship zot their ancestors but the Great Father
! from the pen of the Rev. W. R. Stobie. of us al)!”
| Circumstances have prevented its earlier
JM\ insertion, but it will be read with interest Se i: i
| ‘ now. In forwarding it Mr. Stobie re- A letter from Mrs. John Chinn, of Jamaica,
ee marked: “I happened on a letter this morning, dated October 28th, 1903, says: “I am glad to ;
Se. which was written to me just three years back Say that the worst of the suffering from the hurri-
from the time when you should receive this. It Came appears to be over, and we are hoping that
ae was written . . . by our late Chinese pastor, the pinch of hunger will not be felt much longer.
| Mr. Summer, whom you will remember I left in It is now the repairing of our churches that is 4
| charge of the station when we foreigners were or- Causing us the most anxiety. . . . We are
St dered away. That letter speaks of one of our Now having a good deal of rain, and though the {
people in the country being carried off by the days keep intensely hot, the nights are a little
S| rioters and held to ransom for two hundred and cooler, and it is delightfully fresh in the early
\ “ twenty-five dollars. The perusal of that letter morning.”
Ss led me to think of the numerical state of the BENGALI MISSION, CALCUTTA.
Church and of its increased activity in various This paragraph does not strictly come under
ways now, as compared with that time.” the heading “ Our Foreign Field,” but my readers
| : WENCHOW. | Tas will be glad tq learn that a son of one of our es- :
2 I have received an interesting communication teemed ministers, the Rev. W. H. Beeken, is doing :
. from the Rey. A. H. Sharman. He says: mission work in India. Mr. Walter H. Beeken ~
i “For us in Wenchow the year 1903 has been’ writes: “I am engaged in missionary work in
one of steady progress, for which we thank God _ this great city of Calcutta. . . . Tamamem-
po ae and take courage. Each year I find the work ber of the Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
: more and more interesting. Church of America, and I have often thought of
i : “ About once a month I take the services at our writing to you and thanking you for the help you
city chapel, and on the other Sundays | am have been to me through the columns of the Mis-
; -preaching in the towns and villages. Within one stonary.Ecuo, but, if you remember that I am a
month I visited two stations, which were about missionary, you will know that I have not much
_ one hundred miles from each other; these at pres- time for letter writing.” A
ent are our most distant places to the east and * * * 4
west respectively. One hundred miles’ journey in Dr. Livingstone, in describing his missionary
& England is soon got over, either by train or even | work in South Africa, spoke of the yaried em- .
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GENERAL MISSIONARY SECRETARY’S NOTES. 3 \
sployments of his wife and himself. “Iam jack-of- able to sell it net for 2s. 6d. It could not
.all-trades,” said he, “ andshe is maid of all work.” have been produced for anything like this small
Mr. Beeken is not behind him in the multiplicity cost but for the great kindness of friends, who
of his duties. “I am in charge of an orphanage, have done the drawing free of charge for love
‘with about fifty boys to look after. I,am cook, of the cause and the Master. Every school should
hhousemaid, blacksmith, joiner, doctor, preacher, have one, and every Y.P.S.C.E. also, and there
gardener, milkmaid, schoolmaster, football team should be one in each minister’s vestry. Orders

; captain, and—-well, I won’t tell you all. I will can be sent to the General Missionary Secretary,
leave that for some other day.” 4, Newton Grove, Leeds.
x ie i The map gives also some particulars of our
Mr. Beeken concludes his letter by saying, “I West African stations, their position and distances
‘hope you and yours are all well. I have often from Freetown:
thought that it would be nice to know how many For further particulars, please see “ Notes” of
sons of the Freé Methodist manse are working. as last month.
foreign missionaries. I believe a very high L.M,A. HANDBOOK. ;
-percentage.” A valuable booklet has, been prepared to assist
It certainly would be interesting to know this, jn the formation and working of Ladies’ Mission-
‘and find in the facts a fulfilment of the Divine ary Auxiliaries. District Missionary Committees i
words, “Instead of the fathers shall be the. will find it very useful in organizing the, move-
children,” ment. Circuit officers and missionary secretaries
will find in it all that is necessary for starting
General Missionary Seeretary’s branches fe their circuits, and all L.M.A. officers :
would do well to obtain copies for their general i
Votes. guidance, to secure as, much uniformity of con- BE
SSSI stitution and method as the different conditions of y
Gerdes cms oe - .., different Districts, with efficiency, make possible. fi
N wishing our friends a “ Happy New Year, They can be secured from the General Mis- a
which we do with all. heartiness, we ‘would gen Ais Secretary, at cost of one penny each.
ask them to key their lives to the august x
truth expressed in the lines: LIFE OF THE LATE REV. T. WAKEFIELD.
é Life is worth living ; We have just received information that Mrs. \
Through every grain of it, Wakefield’s life of her late husband is, ready.
From the foundations The retail price is 3s. 6d., and it can be had from Po
an pre dastied ee our own Book .Room, or direct from Mrs.
e Corner Stone—death. cf ‘
Wakefield, 1, Thurston Road, Anfield, Liverpool.
. “THE “MISSIONARY ECHO.” In East Equatorial Africa no name is more ~ :
‘We are delighted to hear from our friend the honoured by all classes with whom he was brought |
Rey. J. Ellis, Young People’s Missionary Secre- in contact, through his long residence and noble
‘tary, that there is sure to be an increase in the work, than that of our late and honoured mis-
-circulation of the EcHo during the new year, in sionary, the Rev. T. Wakefield. As we listened F
“some circuits, at least. There should be an in- to the Galla king bearing his testimony to him 4
-erease ‘in the circulation in all our circuits, and during our recent visit, “ Wanna Wakefield led
‘we feel sure there would be if only a little sys- us gently; he taught us God; we had our own :
*tematic and courteous adyertising were done. way, but he was patient; he led us. gently, taught
During the past year.we have had request after us the Book, and gave us God,” not only did the
request for missionary information, the greater lump rise in our throat, but the tears came into si
‘part of which was to be found in the pages of our our eyes, and both Mr. Duckworth and I felt it
‘own monthly magazine. ‘This is not to the credit to be a sacramental occasion.
of our friends. Fuller knowledge will give a clearer We had the pleasure—and a great pleasure it
-and wider vision, and this in turn will give a was—to read part of the book in MS. The style
-heartier and healthier misionary impulse. is clear and easy, and the story is told with the
__ Let every home take 2 spy of the Missionary warmth which gives colour and the restraint
“ECHO. which produces conviction, both the offspring of
OUR MISSIONARY MAP. deep affection and a richly-cultured and well-
We are now in a position to state that the balanced mind.
“ wall map” of our. East African stations will be A more timely New Year’s gift could not be
ready for the new year. It is printed in two made.
~colours, with roller top and bottom, and its size We expect from a wide circulation and reading
fs forty-five inches by fifty inches. We shall be of this noble life an intensifying of missionary
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i zeal in all our Churches, and the drawing of again. The need of Africa is great—so great f
eo many young and noble lives to East Africa. Our hearts bleed for the suffering sable sons and:
} AN INSPIRING GIFT. daughters of that benighted land. Knowing what
bt Our honoured friend, the Rev. Dr. Swallow, we do, and granted the healing power of our God,
ie was recently missionary deputation at Duke the holy burden. will ere long compel Mrs.
Street, Southport. The chairman of the mission- Ratcliffe and myself forth again.”
: ary meeting was Mr. W. P. Hartley, whose name REY. J. H. PHILLIPSON. "
é is well known in all Free Churches. Dr. Swal- Thank God, it is not all dark on the east side
tc low stated his case for the enlargement of the of the “ dark continent.” By the side of dear
Ningpo College scheme so well that at the close friend Ratcliffe’s letter must be placed the latest
of the meeting Mr. Hartley made further in- letter from dear friend Phillipson. It is a long
ot quiries about the scheme, which ended in his — time since we had more cheering news from Gol-
making a promise of help. banti than we have had of late from both our
| Two days after the meeting we received a missionaries on that station.
& | kindly note not only from Dr. Swallow himself, Mr. Phillipson says: “ My. health continues.
eS but one also from Dr. Brook, and with the one good, and I delight more and more in my work. ;
say from Dr. Brook was one from Mr. Hartley. In My colleague and I are exceedingly happy
eal . this letter Mr. Hartley promises to give the “last together.
: #100 towards the new College at Ningpo, pro-’ “JT have been into the uplands of the Galla
\ vided the Missionary Committee or -private friends country of late. . 3... j
| are willing to raise the balance,” i.e., the balance “During my travels I visited twenty towns, i
; of £2.000. some of which were fairly large. My reception
3 To Mr. Hartley we beg to offer our grateful and was better than I had hoped, and was distinctly:
tae hearty thanks. encouraging. ;
\ Will our friends take this question to heart? “The day is dawning upon us, and if we can
Now is our time in the great empire of China; take up our staff here and have one man moving,
iP the door to Western learning is wide’ open, and about, I believe his success is sure, the success of
\ the cry for it is earnest. gathering for the harvest.
; REY. F. BAVIN. “Our policy must be less waiting for the
“| A couple of days ago we had a most cheering people and constantly going zo them. To go to
| letter from our dear friend, he said: “.. . . . their country is well, but to go to their towns and
ies Since 1 got my first breath of fresh air on the villages is better far.
ie, Downs, a week ago, I have been out every day, “ We need reserve forces, always ready. How- ‘
Cy - driving or walking. Yes, really walking, not a few ever, one can never doubt that the work is God's, }
ee . * steps, but a good half mile walk. The change and in His time labourers will come forth. ‘
Seete ‘from day to day is just a miracle. . . . Dr. “They (the Gallas) are truly hard people to: ;
a Mitchell Clark says I shall have no sign or symp- ‘win. ‘Nil desperandum’ is our motto. The i
ei tom left to remind me of the serious crisis through Gospel is for all peoples, and its powers will even-
\ which I have passed.” This is indeed good news, tually break the hardest heart. |
D and we reyerently give God thanks. “ T called at Bobuoya, and things there are en-
fe EAST AFRICA: LIGHT AND SHADE. couraging. ii preached to twenty-five people, E
i REV. B. J. RATCLIFFE. twenty of whom have gathered into the town.
he As stated a month ago, our honoured friend For some days all hands were employed in build- L
ie has had to return to England in broken health. ing a chapel. Not having reached the stone age
after a remarkably fine passage, Mr. Ratcliffe wood, and splendidly put up a round African ’
ey “really. considerably better than when he left building to seat about one hundred people, at {
i is Mombasa.” much less than one hundred rupees.
Bie In a letter written near the end of the month “ During the erection of the chapel T went from f
es . there is the following pathetic passage, which I town to town in the neighbourhood and returned
es ae ~ hope will find its way to the hearts of all, and will for chapel opening, which was a high day. This: '
oe prove to many an irresistible appeal on behalf of was on the Saturday. We had service in the morn- :
oe the “ dark continent”: “ Will you just permit me ing, and in the afternoon, not a tea-meeting, but :
to say that I deplore the circumstances of my re- a feast of fat things, i.e., a fat sheep and some
i turn, as only he can whose heart is in Africa. boiled rice. Feast over, we had sports, into whicly
Bw A missionary still from head to foot, I but wait almost all entered..
we the ‘ marching orders’ to return to my post. Asa “ T preached to a good company on the follow-
; ship put into port for repairs, I do but wait the ing Sunday, many of whom came from distant :
; i completion of the same, and then out to the deep towns. ' c
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MISSIONARY ORGANIZATION IN SUNDAY. SCHOOLS, 5 4
“We shall be pleased to hear of another volun- and I wish to suggest one or two methods for
teer for this mission. The need was never so removing the ignorance that at present obtains.
great or so urgent. What are the brethren First, I would appeal to every reader of the
thinking of?” Missionary Ecuo to work for the increase of its
circulation. In no other way can information
SNS BORD OIETS TO EASE Saree. concerning our own missions be conveyed to the
To the ladies of the Cardiff L.M.A., and the majority of our scholars. There should be at
-good friends at Owlerton, Sheffield, we are much Jaastene copy for every class in our schools, and
obliged for presents of garments for Mazeras and = gnee a month the Home Notes and News from
Golbanti, and beg to thank them most heartily. 5 Bar Country could then be read to or by our
The goods were duly forwarded, and will, we \ouno people. ¥
trust, be in time for Christmas, ; Second, arrangements are being made with our
WENCHOW..COLLEGE: Book Room authorities for the sale—at a low
x f ra RUE a figure—of the biographies of many of our mission-
Phe aC olen ah Were on is Aen ee aNaiwas aries. Full particulars I will send, early in the
pened! October tasth; under ampressive ene Cee year, to all our schools, and I earnestly hope that
lighttul conditions. Full particulars, with photos, Hee Siar calles widely accepted.
aval De oven Oar eer ee Obtae CHO. Third, further and wider information can be
Sie obtained by any school or Endeavour society by
the purchase—for a guinea—-of the Student Mis- ;
Font : : : sionary Volunteer Union’s “ Campaign Library.” ‘
Missionary Organization m It contains sixteen standard missionary works, :
Sunday Sehools. and the set usually costs £2. Application for
the books should be made to the General Secre-
By Ue Me ec es tary, B.C.C.U., 22, Warwick Lane, London, E.C.
! ES aig . From a knowledge of the books I heartily recom- |
WO facts have been impressed very for- trend the library to Endeavourers who wish to f
cibly upon my mind while visiting our. ‘qea) intelligently with the missionary topics.
churches and schools for the purpose Fourth, missionary addresses could be easily
of organizing the: young Pepe on be- given monthly or quarterly in the Sunday School
half of missionary work. ‘The first is fy minister, missionary deputation, or school
the readiness with which our scholars and Endea- Oficial dis the conshintohoreunaneall
; vourers respond to the invitation to work for the Fifth—and most important—regular missionary
mussion cause; the second is the appalling ignor- prayer-meetings could be held, and all our mis-
BARE On bic ees OF taesion ary enterpases( wil sionaries, by name, prayed for. "Systematic prayer
refrain from giving examples of this ignorance, but 5... Hidkevene feOtieanh repetitions. : j
our ets mie poney inc thah wlas. terrible. I am certain that the employment of these or
Dudwig Krapf, Mackay. of Uganda, John Bliot, similar methods will result in the removal of much’ ;
the ‘ Apostle of the Red Men, David Brainerd, popular ignorance, and will also stimulate an
ee ee a ne ya es intelligent interest in the work of bringing the
rison, the “ Apostle o ina, udson Taylor, 3. 4° Ay ee
e the founder of the China Inland Mission, James mere ta su ie ee i
Gilmour, the “ Hero of Mongolia,” William Carey, ( }
tthe “ Indian Pioneer,” Reginald Heber, the Bishop | Wenehow—After Three Years.
of Calcutta, Alexander Duff, the “ Indian Educa- BY W. R. STOBIE.
‘tionalist,” John Williams and James Chalmers, of pene
tthe South Seas—these and ‘many other glorious ‘ N obedience to command, we exterminate
mames, that ought to be known to every scholar (Christian) doctrines.”
in our schools, are without significance. Even our Such is the translation. of the device on
own illustrious dead, Wakefield and New, Trus- some flags carried by banditti and would-
cott and Carthew, Houghton and Edmonds, be Boxers in our Nan-chi Circuit, who :
Ormerod and Consterdine, are largely forgotten; crowded, over three years ago, in front of the
while our brethren now on the “ lonely field” are humble dwelling of one of our Christian pastors, i
remembered chiefly by their close personal friends — with intent to do him mortal hurt. For forty days
:and a few faithful missionary enthusiasts. he had been lying at death’s door, much of the
This, to me, is a most lamentable fact, and one © time delirious, partaking of little food, and suffer-
‘that calls for careful consideration, for I see little ing from typhoid fever. ‘The shock was too severe
‘hope of our young people taking an intelligent and for his debilitated frame to sustain, his spirit burst
permanent interest in missionary work unless they easily from its weak fleshly bonds, and the cruel
_ know what has been, and is being, done abroad; foe was cheated of its intended victim.
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| 6 WENCHOW—AFTER THREE YEARS.
{
f The opening sentence was but the text of the with one teacher. To-day it numbers over eighty.
fad orders under which the Boxers, assuming various with three teachers. The girls’ school also reports:
hel names, carried on their exterminating work in so am increase of some half-dozen girls and an extra:
l many parts of China in r900. Such devices were teacher. In tgoo there were half a dozen youths.
‘| . in frequent evidence then all round about Wen- in my English class; to-day the number iS thirty-
i chow, and, as already known, though few here one. Then the whole number of pupils in our
it lost their lives, numbers were rendered homeless, city college just exceeded a score, with a Chinese
é ii and even more were robbed of the means of ree and a eee teacher. oe ne
i gaining an honest livelihood. number 1s sixty-seven, the ages Tanging trom Ht- t
iiiie. of the terrible tragedies enacted then. : teen to thirty-three years... Two assistant Chinese
1 in the name of religious enthusiasm, of the bitter teachers have pete oe Had I Pee ae
persecutions, the cold, the hunger, the casting eee oe: oy See a
if y ied by our Christian * 2 Aes) :
es erg oe GSU) ie cologe, a sew Colas. Ovdng, Toes
4 spread opposition to the propagation of Christian style; three Clones high, principal's house, dining-
if truth, of the tender years of the Wenchow Church, 8! reception room. “and: chapel, AC Boout
: aes : suas . > two hundred, is being erected, and will be opened,
i a Church nursed in the midst of ravening tigers, i 2 Odtob Tt Gate van anaes
SI and then to consider the state of that Church only Cee et erCent aa cha a ne 7 a |
7 three years after encountering these mortal throes, !** perhaps, the finest Sie tH Wenchow ean
We ne cannot but exclaim. “What hath God tS three ample tennis-courts will afford abundant
3 o 7 opportunity for developing the physical capacities- ;
i wrought ! apie ‘
: pupils.
Hy * In obedience to command we exterminate doc- In r900 we employed one colporteur to itiner-
i trines.’ The attempt was made in a deluge of ate the whole district ; to-day, besides such a col-
4 Blood, a storm of fire; the deluge is passed, the porteur, we have a fine book-store in a busy street:
conflagration is stayed, the boast was futile. His- in the city. Three years ago my sale of the best:
: tory has proclaimed the -general fact; let us give Chinese monthly periodical, literary, religious, ‘
! attention in particular to that part of China speci- social, and political, was. about. three dozen.
ally interesting to Free Methodists, the Wen- Since the Boxer outbreak it has reached twice:
Ney chow district, which may be located onthe that number, and would have exceeded that had’
G map of .Asia as being about the one hun- not the price been raised.
We dred and twentieth degree of east longitude and In 1900 Dr. Hogg had two young Chinese assist~
ies the twenty-eighth degree of north latitude. In jng him in the hospital ; since the cessation of the
{ the year 1900 there were 91 preaching-places, 6 troubles Dr. Plummer has found it necessary to:
ale schools, 1,234 members, 85 preachers, and 2,000 retain the services of a qualified Chinese practi- :
eal inquirers. At the present time the latest returns tioner, Dr. Sian, and increase the number of his: :
‘hb indicate 117 preaching-places, 14 schools, 1,400 student assistants by two. Another matron has- i
Sain members, 4,197 inquirers, and 95 preachers. had to be engaged, the men’s ward enlarged, and
S As to the preaching-places there were in 1900 what was used as age has ie s be converted) ;
one foreign-built chapel in the country, and the imto an extra ward. A great desideratum is an
he city chapel. Now We hase a city shane capable opium ward and a building to isolate infectious.
ii ' of seating more than twice the number that could cases.
be accommodated three years ago, and the attend- I have not space nor time to’go into details as '
| ance now is nearly doubled. The new building to the state of particular places, but I have notes, t
M4 and the increased attendance have arisen subse- of them jotted down for reference, which I may’ |
quent to the Boxer movement. In the former year use on a future occasion. These notes go to show |
there was but one foreign-built chapel in the coun- that in very many instances in our Wenchow work, i
eos try capable of holding nearly three hundred the centres of fiercest persecution in 1900 have §
Bee) people. That building, adequate then, isnow too now become centres of greatest increase of
_ small, and a plan is being formed either for its religious and educational activity.
enlargement or the erection of a larger and better I think, too, I may say-that in a great measure: ’
er building on its site. Besides, there are three the Chinese here, as a whole, regard our workina }
A _ other such buildings in other parts of the district much more favourable way. Mrs. Stobie’s sewing :
and the ground is being prepared at present for woman, when talking to her the other day about 4g
_ another in a fourth place. All this since the {he epidemic of fever which has visited the city, ‘
ct a _ Boxer rising. said that many of the heathen around were in \
oe Then, as to schools—there were six in 1900. | great terror; and numbers were asking the Chris-
} Now there are fourteen. Then the elementary tians to pray with them or with their sick relatives. ;
ee boys’ school contained about a score of pupils. It would give but a very impartial view of the | ~
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wotk to stop here. I should say that though there “ That is right,” replied Dr. St. Clair, “ but still,
is a great increase of interest manifested by out- you must be very careful, for the wind is very
siders in our religious work, yet a great deal of it treacherous at this time of the year.”
is with a view to temporal interests merely, as “That is what mother says, and I should not
when litigants seek the prestige of the Church to mind so much,” continued Rosa, “ only I have
aid them. ‘This, however, is common to missions been looking forward so much to the meeting
in many lands, and it need not be said, is firmly to-night.”
discountenanced. Nevertheless, it does not, I “You certainly must never think of going out
think, disprove the statement that since the out- to-night, Rosa. But to what meeting are you
break of r900 our religious work has been looked anxious to go?” inquired Dr. St. Clair.
at by the people in a more favourable light. “Why, the missionary meeting at the chapel,
“In obedience to command, we exterminate sir. Aren’t you going, sir?” inquired the girl in
doctrines.” apparent astonishment.
“My Word shall NOT return unto. Me void, “J did not know of the meeting, Rosa, so I 5
but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it have not thought about going,” answered the
shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” doctor, somewhat amused.
“ Not going to our missionary meeting, and Mr.
Wayman is to be there! Oh! I wish I could be
ae there,” exclaimed Rosa.
Vana Wg, Or : “The fact is,’ imterrupted Mrs. Pickard,
nee. G yC. BP, NGe “ Rosa is very much interested in the missionary
Za My Go. B ppt ORS : hg) cause. She has been collecting in her box alk :
Ue ag Te Si Ci ue sees and, a there . a ee pea
UVKRRS ke a eo Nia | 7, a rom Fiji going to speak to-night, she has been
aS SES " ae" a a very ede to go.” : ae
“ Well, you cannot go to-night, Rosa,” said the
At Dduty’s Call. doctor, “ but if there is any room left.in your box, aa
eee ane EN Se ee: I will put something in.”
: a “Oh, thank you, sir; the boxes are to be opened
cane this evening! Mother is going to take mine up
CHAPTER I. to the chapel,” said Rosa. :
THE CALL. “Well, I hope yours will have the most money
_ fT was a beautiful afternoon in the early im it,” said the doctor, as he slipped in half a
spring, some sixty years ago, that a young Crown. “ Your husband still as great a lover of
i man, who, judging by appearances, could flowers as ever, Mrs. Pickard?” he continued.
not have seen more than twenty-five sum- “Yes, Mr. St. Clair. He is in the greenhouse }
mers, was walking with light and joyous now, busy with his plants. I often tell him he “J
step along one of the roads which led out of Ought never to have been a miner.” on
Saltley. As he walked it seemed to him that life “ Well,” answered St. Clair, “he would have f
was'a vety bright thing, his own prospects were made a splendid gardener, but from what I hear
so full of hope that he was perfectly justified in he does not neglect the mine for the garden.” :
yielding to a spirit of cheerfulness. Reaching a ts No, I am sure he does not. Would you like
house standing by the roadside, he knocked, and to see him, Mr. St. Clair? He will be proud to :
. the door was opened by a middle-aged woman. show you his bloom,” said Mrs. Pickard, opening
“Good afternoon, Mrs. Pickard. I have called @ door, and leading the way into a small green-
. to see Rosa, instead of Dr. Bernard. He has had house, where her husband was busily occupied. :
a busy morning, and seems rather tired.” . “Well, Pickard,” laughingly said St. Clair, “ at
“Oh, come in, Mr. St. Clair,” answered the your old work still.”
woman. “ Rosa will be pleased to see you. We “Yes, doctor,” replied the begrimed miner,
did not’ know you were at home.” pausing a moment or two, “I thought I’d do a bit
“I only came last night,” replied the young afore I wesh’d mysen for’t meetin’ to-neet.”
doctor, stepping into the passage, and walking “You have got some splendid hyacinths here,”
i through into the living-room, in which was seated said St. Clair. “ You have beaten Dr. Bernard’s
the young patient whom he had called to see. gardener.”
i’ Well, Rosa, how are you to-day? Weather “ They're beauties, aren’t they, sir. It were some
like this ought to frighten rheumatism away.” bulbs I picked up i’ Leeds market last autumn.”
wk think it has, sir,” replied the girl with a “Don’t you find this kind of work tire you
smile. “I have been out in the garden for half after being in the mine so many hours, Pickard?”
an hour this morning, and feel so much better.” “No, sir. You see, it’s my hobby. Lots of our



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i chaps take to dog-racing, cock-fighting, and beer- Mr. St. Clair’s next call took him in an entirely
iF drinkin’, but this is a lot better. I’m, giving over different direction. He retraced his steps, crossed
it now, ‘cause I told Rosa as I’d-go to the meeting the village green, and, walking a few yards, he
il to-neet, and‘/hear the missionary from them islands came to one of’ the prettiest little houses in
ik where they eats folks. Aren’t you going, sir?” Saltley, standing some distance -back from the
it “Well, no, Pickard, I do not think so. You road, and almost hidden from sight by a thick
i see, 1 am a Churchman, and have never been in-_ hedge of laurel bushes, and known as Laurel Cot-
i side your Methodist chapel,” replied Mr. St. Clair. tage. This was the residence of Mrs. Sutcliffe,
“'That’s now’t to do with it, sir. You're a the widow of the former vicar of Saltley. He
j had died, after being in the
| ee a parish a few months, from
i : an attack of typhoid, leav-
i ing his one-year bride and
if baby girl almost penniless.
| seen * Deep sympathy was felt for
1 ee the young widow, and she :
| BEL By So was given the position of vil-
i LL LEELEZ- eS lage schoolmistress and or-
he WIZZ ganist of the church. With
of WY LZ ZL wh) he i these two sources of income (
sit , ZZ ZZ i pee she had been able to keep’ |
} sy YE LZALZILZLZL Dh fp ¥ELZZE : ae :
i Ji g Ep hel | SJ) the wolf from the door. She
(i I jf ge “7 po OY had devoted herself to the
i ee eee) i ] / i | training of her daughter, and
\ ee << ss ~ ff i Vl Hi] H ii yj, well had Agnes Sutcliffe re-
Mee GS Wy SS ae WA I WY, t / ; paid her mother’s devotion.
hs Le ~ Ss ws Yee WN She was now a’ beautiful
{ ong a! par soe oe ee Soe Wey) woman, with well-developed
{ AN er \ut ie i sme | WV, mind, anxious only to be of
MN Hides MI Nil y iS Bax , A f 7 yi service to the mother who
4 IG Gi ! ‘a i |Z A. i ) y!/ hed = Oya cared or
‘ WT a ANA ZF / , it IV Yr) - her during these twenty-five
: ae = v o i ea = Gee bl nt Ai f Wy f| years. . The education that
t Ss | Ss 2a\ es pa? een Uf \ Agnes Sutcliffe had received
i; Se ® i iN eS 7 i} from her mother qualified :
a =2o 7 a YJ her to step into the OsiHOH
i S224 ah) | L |UOKx@BVABP Wf Wi eocapied by nae oe |
Ha SS ee \ii8 V4 i ph |Z BE 5 / when the stress and strain 0 :
Aes _—— NP = > all she had gone through
4 ee | ~~ B= 1 bee | ZAP changed Mrs. Sutcliffe into
ae ae! ead i} BE a prematurely old woman.
ea SSS a ae Between Agnes Sutcliffe and
il ! SSS Su fe Noreen, ts 5 5
ie. TS Tl Fred St. Clair there had
ia y been a close friendship since
hae \ childhood. Circumstances
ie : had thrown them together a .
i Sea esa eS ia ad eee ea a eS A el ood deal. and, pradually,
i, That same night Fred St. Clair sat in his own room thinking calmly over there had been woven be-
i : all he had heard. tween them a network of
“4 living ‘sympathy. To
it ' Christian man, and sayin’ them poor savages isn’t Fred St. Clair she was all that was good
} - a matter o’ church or chapel. For sure, ’'d be and beautiful. She was his ideal of woman-
fain and pleased to see you there,” answered the hood, and, though no word of love had been
a tiner earnestly. spoken, he was sure that as soon as he was in
E “Thank you, Pickard. I will think about it, a position to ask her to be his wife she would . ©
i and if I can I will come. J am getting quite in- consent. That position was. now within his |
4 terested in your meeting. JI must be going now, reach, and there was no longer any reason why
but perhaps I shall see you at the meeting. he should not speak to her as to their future.
e Good afternoon.” The door of Laurel Cottage was opened by



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Miss Sutcliffe herself, who had just come in from “No, Fred,” she replied, with a deep blush
her afternoon duties at the school. covering her beautiful face, “you are not mis-
“ Oh, Fred, come in,” she exclaimed. “I taken. I have loved you for years, and only one
heard you had come home, and was sure you — thing prevents my saying ‘ Yes.’ Mother cannot do
would call some time to-day.” without me.” i
“ Ves, Agnes,” he said, as he entered the little “My darling, there is no need for mother to
sitting-room. “I am never very long in Saltley do without you. Our home shall be hers,” and
before I am attracted by the charms of Laurel gathering the fair young girl in his arms he placed
Cottage.” on her lips the pure kiss of betrothal. What
“None of your flattery, young man. What passed between them was for no ears but their
have you been doing all day? There must be own. In that calm springtide evening hour they -
some other place which possesses greater attrac- experienced love’s sweet dream. Later that
tions, or you would have called earlier,” she evening Fred St. Clair and Agnes Sutcliffe walked
answered laughingly. into the Methodist chapel, much to the astonish-
“No, Agnes, really, I have made none but ment of many already assembled. ‘The meeting
~professional calls. I have just come away from was of a very high tone, but excitement was at
: seeing Rosa Pickard, and what do you think? fever heat when the returned Fijian missionary
Both she and her father have been pressing me rose to speak. He was introduced by the chair-
to go to a missionary meeting to-night in the man as one who had done good work in Fiji, and
i Methodist chapel, and, while I gave no‘promise, I as having passed through strange and stirring €%
feel almost inclined to go,” said St. Clair. periences; on one occasion being seized by
“ How strange,” answered Agnes. “I have natives, who had made every preparation to kill
also been invited, and, what is more, I have him and’eat his body. a
promised to go. I suppose the. prospect of see- The missionary began his address in a calm and
ing and hearing the missionary from Fiji was too: self-possessed manner, rivetting the attention of
‘strong a temptation to resist.” everyone present. He described in striking lan-
“Weil, that settles it,” said her visitor. “I guage the beauties of the South Sea Islands, the
will go with you. Just let your little maid run charnararisties of the people, their religious cus-
across to uncle’s and tell them not to wait dinner toms, superstitions, debased conditions of life,
for me. And now, Agnes,” he continued, draw- and inhuman cruelty. He gave an account of the
ing his chair closer to her side, “ tell me: how marvellous triumphs the Gospel had already
you have been getting on since I saw you in the achieved, and then, after giving a brief account
autumn.” of his own experiences, he appealed passionately
“Oh, about as usual, Fred. Teaching the for more workers. “ Friends,” he said, “ in a few
children is very monotonous work. The one re- months I hope to return, but before doing so 1
-deeming feature is the organ. I sometimes think am trying to increase my knowledge of medicine
that, if it were not for mother, I could not keep and surgery. Nothing will increase my usefulness
on with the drudgery, but find some other way among these poor benighted savages as power to
of earning a living,” satd the girl with a thick minister to their sufferings. I have been praying
NEG. every day since. I returned to England that God
“ T do not think, Agnes, there will be any need would influence the heart of some medical student ;
for you to continue much longer. I know of or young doctor, to offer himself for work in
something that will.be more congenial to you,” Fiji. The greatest need of missions to-day is a ;
said St. Clair. : medical_missionary. God grant that he may be
“What do you mean, Fred?” inquired Agnes, given to_us!”
with a strange tremor in her voice, for she in- As Fred St. Clair listened to this man, his
»stinctively felt that the crisis of her life had come: nature was moved to its very depths. It seemed
My uncle and I were talking this morning as though God-was speaking to him, bidding him *
about my future,” answered Fred, “and he is put away all thoughts of self. Was he doing
anxious that I should not go away again, and right in settling down to a quiet village practice
so he has offered to make the practice over to while men like this were yearning for the help he
Ae: 2 eis ws sect depends upon you.” could give?
i eg Poe one As he and Agnes slipped, with subdued feel-
ieee Surely. rede a acini OE io ings, away from the meeting, a circular was
Bo ene ta a ey ae ne ta ous handed to him, which St. Clair put into his
line Eh on ee a ae hing Doe Tattle did he dream how that circular
Pies Go my haere Tel ne Po uncer- Was. estined to alter the whole course of his
J t 5 » Agnes, that I future life.
-am not mistaken, and that your love is mine.” “What did you think of the meeting, Agnes?”
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IR Sid 2 mss as a SE Tek NS Od i
10 LITERARY NOTICES. ;
bebit asked St. Clair, as they walked toward Laurel 3 ser QWE;
My Cottage : ‘TiTceTaAry
“ rave never seen anything like it before. It Ti ow | A i
hah is really marvellous how this Tijian mission has J r Phd oO \ | ~ae io =
he captured the heart and fired the imagination of a yl SD OTIC
aiia the Methodists. I almost wished I was a man ay HN o Sy ge
HA this evening that I could go and help in such a (92% SS N= CSS
iH glorious work.” 7
; “ What would your SAY, Agnes, if [ took the Se a a a
a same fancy into my head, and thought it my duty
ae to offer myself for medical work?” asked St. ——-
ait Clair. su 3 :
| Agnes Sutcliffe was silent a moment, and then, 27- Winsford’s First Fee. By John Cuttell-
aN laying her hand on his arm, with deep emotion, nan A. H. Stockwell, Amen Corner, |
| eer eTode EvG./-Price- is. 6d.: net.
eat _ “I should say, ‘ Go,’ Fred, even if it broke my Mr. Cutteil is an esteemed contributor of ours,
iM heart. The man I love must never turn his back whose essays have often enriched the pages of the-
i on duty.” Missionary Ecuo. He has written several works-
Sent That same night Fred St. Clair sat in his own of fiction, of which, in my judgment, the last is. —
ul room, thinking calmly over all he had heard. the best. I have read “ Dr. Winsford’s First Fee”
Wt He took from his pocket the circular entitled twice, and my second reading confirmed my first:
a yabity Poor Fiji,” which had been given him — belief that it is a very interesting tale. The open-.
i when leaving the chapel, and read it carefully. ing and closing scenes. are enacted in London, but
Wee There was one sentence which burnt itself into. {he most stirring events take place in Paris at the-
if his soul, “Ye young men of talent and piety, who close of the Franco-Prussian war. Mr. Cuttelb
\ are putting on the harness, offer yourselves for makes a very skilful use of the Communard con- —
: Fiji, and come out with burning zeal for the Lord — fusion to heighten the interest of the story, and,
[ of hosts.” Was that a call tohim? Hethought although the incidents are startling, they are in
i of the prospect opening up before him, and he keeping with the epoch he describes. I hope the-
y began to ask himself why he could not be as book will have an extensive sale. It is worthy
ie useful in Saltley? Why should Agnes suffer? of it.
ie They would work together at home, and was not
yi home as important as Fiji? Then there flashed 7 je Conquests of the Bible. London: The Bible ~
“if into his mind the words, “He that preferreth House, 146, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.
cee ees pees ee ae ye of Under the above title the British and Foreign —
= i a fee ie ae ae vee os Bible Society has published a popular ilustratedt
ar DRG pel see kA Ca a PEO he report of its operations for the year 1902-3. It ©
a4 And then, as af in Moser io PismDEes chs ee forms a neat book of one hundred and eight pages,
Rat) a uo a Ay Ne pees ie oF ae and is copiously illustrated. I have read it with
“ tokens ce ni : jad that I wilshow thee” Tee Pleasure, Although ithe society saa
ne And thus in the stillness of the midnight hour SOUL Cele AG Me ah ea
i) Hawn Bahia Aoi iicd Sic Glaie ne Dian eal tS it is still in the vigour of youth, and, as it is about
4 be eet reat Pease field Will he have 12 issue editions of the Revised Version of the
Bea eabey that seal? ‘ Holy Bible, we find that it has wisdom to adapt: ~
| ‘ itself to the altered conditions of the times. They ~
; (Zo be continued.) must be narrow souls indeed who object to the
—————E constitution of this great association. “ From its. ~
gaa first foundation,” we read, “ the Bible Society has
1 ABIDE IN. ME. been catholic in the best sense of the. word. Its.
E THAT mystic word of Thine, O sovereign Lord! Press and managers have been drawn from
elt Is all too pure, too high, too deep tor me; every reformed CO ae And _ strangely i
Weary with striving, and with longing faint, stolid and insensible must be the professing Chris-
I breathe it back again in prayer to Thee. tian whose heart has never warmed as he thought \
Fee ae 7 of the magnitude, the helpfulness and the bene-
ea Abide in me—o’ershadowed by Thy love volence of the society’s operations. There is not
ket Each half-formed purpose and dark thought of a missiohary on the foreign field, but would ac-. —
sin; knowledge his obligations to this great society,
& : Quench, ere it rise, each selfish, low desire, . . whose work is so lucidly and eloquently set forth: —
And keep my soul as Thine—calm and Divine. _ in this admirable report.
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ela eS See Sec re a Z = : = SE ; a pies se ee SESE Ben ee sees Pe ie
AFTER THE CYCLONE. LE A
A Visit io Russia. In the Interests of Scripture Ajter the Cyelone.
Distribution and Missionary Work among
Israel. By Samuel H. Wilkinson. London: BY JOHN CHINN.
Mildmay Mission Book Store, Philpot Street, MaRS
E. Price 6d.
This book interests me in many ways. Mis- Part I.
‘ sions, Israel, Russia, what important interests HE cyclone passed as rapidly almost as
gather round each name. Russia plays a great it approached. The wind of Tuesday,
part in the world’s history now, and when the August 11th, gradually decreased,
Turk is expelled from Europe and Russian fleets even as on the day before it gradually
can pass the Bosphorus, it will play a greater. The increased. The rain ‘still poured in
conversion of Israel is certain, and the accomplish- copious showers. There was five and. a_ half
i ment of that event will be like life from the dead. inches of rain on Stony Hill during the storm, and.
Missions are of perennial interest and of perennial - in some places report says it was twelve inches.
value. In reading the book, it was pleasant to We were literally like drowned rats ; tired as well.
learn that, despite the sneers of even professing but dared not sit long for fear of taking cold. A
Christians Christ is seeing a seed among His fire in the kitchen was out of the question, but
ancient people, but painful to find how strong the an oil-stove served to boil water by which we
feeling of anti-Semitism is among the Russian could make a much-needed cup of coffee. The
populace. Mr. Wilkinson had painful evidence of rained poured in and was swept out with a broom,
it in the visit he paid to Kischineff, the scene of and still. the floor was flooded. All round us.
a recent massacre, for which we are glad to see a. whichever way we looked, there was a dismal :
host of alleged culprits have been brought to trial. sight. Efforts were unavailing to keep things dry,
In his book Mr. Wilkinson entirely acquits the so wardrobes and bookshelves were abandoned to
Czar of all responsibility for the shocking events the rain.as it fell mercilessly.
at Kischineff. i About ten a.m. the rain subsided, so I pro-
———_—— ceeded to the village, half a mile off. But it was
a difficult task to get there. Fallen trees were
5 ’ strewn in ali directions, and challenged every step.
/ he > oul 2 Prayer. : I observed one almond tree was broken off three
a ERS feet from the root and turned upside down as.
Spirit of God, uplift the world, neatly as though a strong man did it. The up-
Send forth Thy Presence, mighty Lord; rooting of trees was the most marvellous work of
Let Jesu’s banner be unfurled, the hurricane. A very large mango tree was lifted
And every evil thing abhorred. from its base to several yards distance, and! fell
é eh across the road. In its lateral position the base
, Come, mighty Spirit, to the soul, was about eight feet high. Pimento trees fared.
And calm its troubled thoughts of Thee ; badly, as also did cocoanut trees. The. Wesleyan
Enter each heart and make it whole, chapel was the first large building I saw damaged.
And sin and darkness cause to flee. It had a third of its roof ripped and carried clean
Spirit of Light, dispel the gloom, ~ away. Then the Boys’ Reformatory buildings told.
And out of darkness bring the light ; a terrible tale. ; ies
Grant us the life beyond the tomb, Whatever may be said of the smaller buildings
: And lead us further than the night. here, these reformatory buildings were strongly
made, as they were formerly the military barracks
Into the glorious realms of day ; of Jamaica. But their roofs were torn like match-
Where we may cease from earthly strife; wood, while heavy boards and zinc tiles were car-
Into Thy presence; where we may ried many yards distant. To me. the saddest
By Jesus, have eternal life. sight of all was our church. T'he wind must have
C. A. W..H. lifted ats roof, and thus caused it to collapse with-
aa in the building. Fortunately, one large piece of
the roof fell over the harmonium in a manner so
: Tue Rev. John Moore, Corresponding Secre- as to protect it, partially, from the rain. Never-
tary, was designated at last Assembly to the new theless, what the rain, could not do by way. of
office of Secretary of Home Missions. He enters directly falling upon. it, it did by creating a damp
on the duties of that offce—for which he has atmosphere around it, and I fear the instrument :
special qualifications—after next Assembly. We is beyond! the sweet melodies it once gave forth.
: understand that he will reside at Burnley, with It will cost about £70 to repair the damage to this ;
which he has many pleasant associations - church.



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pt Turning my attention to the knots of people In the midst of danger they carried him to a i
Ka here and there I heard their tales of woe. Some stronger building and just after the deserted
le of their houses were swept entirely away, while dwelling fell. The father of our church steward
Het ‘others were so. badly damaged as to afford no at Allman Hill was rudely awakened by a huge :
fy shelter. All they could do was to gather their cocoanut tree falling across and crashing in his
Fil scattered property and plan for a shelter during roof, but fortunately he was unhurt. In another
| the coming night. I know of one house, contain- case a cocoanut tree fell between two huts only |
i ing two rooms of twelve feet by nine feet each, . four feet apart, and in which inmates were sleep-
a ‘which serves sleeping accommodation for thirty-. ing. But not so fortunate was one poor man.
el five people. It is true this is the worst case | have During the lull about six a.m. he went to a rela-
i heard of, but there are many nearly as bad. tive’s house, desiring to know if they had escaped. |
i “Sea View” is a house situate half a mile Finding them well he exclaimed “ Thank God we |
i from the chapel. An inspector of schools lived live to see another day!” Shortly after he re-
iu there. Sheets of zinc from this house were blown. turned homewards, when the second breeze com- j
: over three hundred ‘yards away. The walls gave menced. As he was entering his yard a tree fell,
Pi way and the roofs, thus putting them ina very dan- and, striking ‘him at the back of the neck, killed
4 gerous position. Mrs. —— wished to run from the him instantly.
i house, but her husband wisely restrained her, for, The Allman Hill Church was re-roofed in
a April, and fortunately stood the
: i Ri eames d| §=ostorm well. But poor — little
t GR codes) §=Rock Hall, one and a_ half mile
i Pil ECSE higher on the hills has only posts
i : ak and- flooring left. The teacher's [
a | J 2 house there was treated in like
| ‘ %: 4 ‘ee oF erty manner. One man, describing his
: tne aN flight said, “I had to fly for me
i ee cat Lines SB nuieleees| life, like Ltt fly from Sodom.” i
i : : pe MEE! Sc ienuiie RINNE Be #86) Cavaliers Church had the two ends |
i ; wen Md ee ls ee aa es) «(Of the roof blown off. One piece, t
=} Bie at x £ rm es rt woe eeee| «about ten feet square, was biown ;
i eae | ¢ . ae AST x: ee er eee one hundred yards away. The
¥ Ged “ a |) PLN | eas i? i id Ae ~ et cies es ‘ es vestries of our churches are now i
i ee: i i at eee hs he ae pee | used as sleeping rooms for the
ue SpA © arate ee ee a ie hera< Meee) people. i
he BE era Oe gs in RoR RR ag ate Tp OE rs I had promised the Rev. S. E
i Cia) Seat Magee onan ne ae a Williams to be present on August f
1 Neh a bet Reh Oe Na ee Ree ee Rs ee ie 13th at the foundation stonelaying
AP lc ee ee meer eer | of a new church he contemplated \
i (Ame ae eee | building twenty-five miles from
i Stony Hill. But whether he could i
y : Rev. J. Chinn taking names for relief as Secretary of Relief Committee. proceed with the ceremony I did :
i ‘ not know. To drive a buggy i
it while it was dangerous within, it was equally, or through I~ considered would be dangerous;
ih more,.so without; trees.and tiles were flying thick to ride on horseback Iknew would. be tir-
ce and fast. At last it was deemed safer outside than ing; besides, the roads from our house
i in, so mother and father and servants sallied forth, were blocked for horse traffic. Se I de
Fi with children in arms, to seek shelter from the cided upon the bicycle, and! two days after the '
Be aA storm. A servant had gone on with one child, and storm I rode twenty miles to Annotto Ray. descend- a
iia was now returning, fearing to proceed. But all ing thirteen hundred feet. Under ordinary cir- }
a went on together, dodging flying débris, clutching cumstances the ride would have been delightful, —
a twigs and guinea grass for support, climbing and and even as it was I enjoyed it, as a venture. '
/ tt tumbling over fallen trees, and drenched with rain. Much of the road to Annotto Bay is close to the :
By I saw their ruins afterwards, and-it was indeed a - Wag Water River course; sometimes rising high |
a ‘sad case. It can safely be said that they lost nearly above and at other times descending to the level
ie all. True, some books were rescued, but almost of the river. On the heights the road was cut up :
ia every leaf bears marks of injury by the wet. Wher- by freshets, and on the level by the river over-
a ever J went it was the same story of falling houses flowing its banks. Of course, these had subsided ;
i and stubborn battles with the storm. One of our before I passed. Like most of the mountain:roads F
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heights upon one side and steep and deep gullies sy cgpasearsste cece neces Beeson e Neots = SEH,
on the other. It is a typical road for affording § aN: ed < BAe Ne ‘ .] 4
landslides. At some places I came across huge pon rs fy tae i 4 a (VRS :
rocks dislodged from above, and now obstructing § EDEL EA AES ey ‘iS \f ee
the pathway. At other places tons upon tons of i PEs Lad (a K fete: Bay Dp /
earth had descended, bringing with it huge: trees, Be yee eee, iC ¥ fe
telegraplt posts, etc. You cannot wonder if, after aa aae tana mentee EN Ase
half covering such a road, my bicycle tyre got BY THE EDITOR.
punctured. It is a strong machine but for me by
Mr. Ta¥lor, one of our church-members in Bristod, Z
and stood the strain well. No, I.
They say it is an ill wind which blows no one REV. KELSHAM FULLAGAR.
any good. This wind was an ill one, but there [a¥eaqc] HAVE given in former numbers of
was. one advantage, viz., cocoanuts. The fallen NEN, Vy; the. MissIoNARY ECHO an account
trees were sO numerous that I had cocoanut water aie of some of the foreign missionaries :
wherever I wished to. stop and take it. To: realize LAAN: of our Denomination. You may
how much this was appreciated the reader must know, however, that before we
| know first what green cocoanut water is like, and. were called “ United Methodist Free Churches,”
secondly, how fatiguing a bicycle
journey is in the tropics. | [ in- wert ae — ;
quired for our church at Devon, ea pe | Pape «af Lge ae & :
and had pointed out to me the dis- |» “oy ay ri ae i, nee }
jointed parts of a freshly-painted Spee N bes PBsgts,. ak oot
building. Some of its walls were — |f.""- aii ye SSR KG. :
standing, and some lying, while i ee as a ae ae
| fragments of the roof were scat- rer hee he Sa. =
| tered anywhere between the site rey PR Oe ea RC
| and the river. It was to be opened ea Pie, ST) Se an Fae ae eee :
| the following week, but now it is feo Be ay fe) Bry Be es
sadly evident that the opening |r? a vi ke Ge piles oe
ceremony is not needed. Nearing eae) Re Mac! = ie sate a Ye, iy a :
| Annotto Bay the river had com- yaa EA EG Seapets a ar "ay WBS Cate ag
pletely washed away the road, so MIAMI ks 0 Mag i cae
I dismounted and carried my |e its he Reena oS ioe” Ae ea Sag
machine over rough places. Turn- |Faa Meee So NES a HORA CEA aie iN
ing-over the bridge I entered upon |/AAmewe ey) Sie | eae fae
the road for Albany, the village [= TN i cy SAM er ine \
_ “where the stone was to be laid, ae ey ae
and the twenty-fifth mile brought : ; : Aa
me to it. But:no stones were to cS ? i
be laid. This part of the island
: had suffered even worse than Stony House smashed by cocoanut tree while the old man was inside.
Hill. I passed thousands of acres
in banana cultivation, with not a stalk standing! there were the - Wesleyan Methodist Asso-
- They were all bent two or three feet from the’ ciation and the Wesleyan Reformers, and
ground until their leaves touched. To see thou- ¢hat it was the union of these two peoples in 1857
sands upon thousands of stalks bent so uniformly char maea is ent 5
: and in the same direction was a sight I shall never a Deer cae et ect
forget. Jamaica planters had staked nearly their Now, just as there were Reformers. before
| all upon the banana cultivation and have lost. Luther there were missionaries before the amal- :
As no stones were to be laid at Albany I ree gamation. The “ Association” had missions in
; solved to proceed to Highgate and Richmond, Jamaica for nearly twenty.years ere it took place.
| pen site miles distant, and return to Kingston by In 1838 a minister who had left the Wesleyan :
n next morning. Cocoanut trees were across body in Jamaica, the Rev. Thomas Pennock, who
. the road like sleepers across a railway. had a considerable following, was recognized by
It was uncertain how I should find Brother our Annual Assembly, and from that day to this)
McLaughlin, and I was prepared for a possible Jamaica has always stood among our foreign ;
~ _ bed upon the floor of any hut. stations. It is our oldest mission. Another mis-
; (Lo be concluded.) sionary who joined him had also gone to Jamaica:
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4 as a Wesleyan minister, and in 1839 I find the IN JAMAICA.
Bir | names of Thomas Pennock and Kelsham Fullagar Some things our missionary found in Jamaica
ho with others on our list of stations for Jamaica. did not please him. The people were too dressy
bak | for his taste. The coloured people flashed in all
fe | HIS EARLY DAYS. the finery they could get, and the blacks followed
i Mr, Fullagar was a native of Kent, and was ee cone as et aS ny, oe _
i} ‘born in 1810. His father and mother were good OL Pa a GERM Cont Gen aE eC ‘¢ ‘ ne
7 People, ‘They became Methodists a fev years #0oURdGH. He said they had po moral pop
ped : : wal . y & : se
= 1 ce eas COnenan cie have attended the sanctuary and have become
| 1 ‘days their son spoke of their prayers, their coun- Goats Puy ene eee
SS a -sels and their saintly example. In his childhood aR ni BY. my the es s e oa eu) Acton x
me ie he had deep religious impressions, but they were Si 5 Enea o Per pa ie aM
iu like the morning cloud and early dew. When ‘is of the most scandalous sort were thought
= lCtCO bGuie arteed years Sega ae deeply con- nothing of. What had caused this awful condi-
‘ a vinced. In Paul’s day prayer was made at the tionof things? The root of it has to be found in
hi riverside, and to the side of a stream that ran Cae ee ee ee ae
: iat | ee pone Youne. cee Cen Tetra ns causes. ‘The white population had set a shocking
: a ‘meditate and pray. He sought the pardon of his Age d iti f ehinee Raa
x St pe xample and a conc ition oO things nad iong
; aa ( H obtained which always tends to vice.
; :y e came to Jesus as he was,
= i Weary and sick and sad, SLAVERY.
= 4 and soon he learned to call him his Saviour. He Englishmen boast that their land is the home
= Aba was a very consistent young man, and his piety was of freedom, and that slaves cannot breathe in
= A ‘the only fault that the ungodly laid to his charge. England. It is not a vain boast, but I should not
= ‘ee. He obeyed the apostle’s counsel to Timothy, like to utter it too loud, lest I should be reminded
= iy ~“ Flee, youthful lusts.” that in my life-time we had hosts of slaves in the
= : West Indies, and that slavery in the North Ameri-
i HIS CALL TO. PREACH. can states which led to the dreadful war of seces-
: SI sion was an inheritance derived from ourselves.
When ‘about twenty-one years of age he felt Slavery in British colonies was abolished only in
Be ee ‘that it was his duty to preach the Gospel, and he the early years of good Queen Victoria, and till re-
= began to exercise his gifts as a local preacher, and cently there was slavery where England holds the
= h ‘was both acceptable and useful. He removed to power, although a puppet called the Sultan of
3 Margate in 1834. One of the circuit ministers 7, ,;ibar has the nominal rule. All history shaws
: i i was very kind to him. Believing that he was fitted that where slavery exists it exercises a withering
it for a wider sphere, he met with him three mom- influence on religion. ‘You will understand this
; 4 ings in the week to give him instruction and direct better when you grow up and read about it. It _
= i his studies. His profiting appeared to all men was during Mr. Fullagar’s residence that slavery
i and at the March quarterly meeting, 1835, he as abolished. ‘The last day of July, 1838, had
Ng was unanimously recommended as a fit and proper to see its extinction. I do not know what he did
=e i candidate for the ministry. The Conference re- 4; said about it, but another of our missionaries,
= i ceived him, and, as he left to God and his Church he Rey. Joseph Blythman, describes what he saw
e the choice of his sphere, though he was appointed nq felt 6n the occasion.
: | “to a home circuit, the Missionary Committee were
= ; told that he was at their service. They soon EMANCIPATION. 4
-acted on the hint. He had only been seven weeks “The rst of August, 1838, was a memorable
: at Hinckley, when he was appointed to Jamaica. and never-to-be-forgotten day in the annals of }
esl He was suddenly summoned to London, examined time. . . . The watchnight services, which ~
and ordained, and on October 27th, he and other I was appointed to conduct, were of extraordinary
% : missionaries sailed from Gravesend for Jamaica. interest and excitement. At about ten o’clock on f
i ; They came in sight of it on December 14th, and the night of the g1st of July, the chapel was filled :
Mr. Fullagar was charmed with its appearance. to overflowing. I should think two thousand ~
‘ant He wrote, “.We have now an interesting and sub- people were congregated, and they were most re.
lime prospect, the foreground is composed of spectable. I felt unutterably at the moment when
Ee large mounds or little hills which seem to rejoice I stood before them on the eve of liberty to hun.
i on every side, being covered with trees of per- dreds of thousands on this island, the beating ex:
i petual verdure and fruitfulness, while the valleys pectation; the sullen opposition of enemies, the
a stand dressed in cheerful, living green.” mighty event that was being approached, the pro«



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HOW TO CREATE AND INCREASE INTEREST IN FOREIGN MISSIONS. 15 A
minent part which I was called to take as a minis- field at the present time for laying hold of one’s
ter of the religion of Jesus which breathes liberty own heart. Get to know something of the coun-
to all, this concentration of circumstances became _ tries occupied and the difficulties which mission-
almost inspiration.” Mr. Blythman preached on aries have to face. ' Read missionary biography.
“ Watch and pray,” and several brethren prayed. Robert Moffatt, Mackay of Uganda, John G.
The deepest seriousness prevailed. God was Paton afford world-wide examples of true hero-
there. He proceeds: “ For a few minutes before’ 18m); and, in a humbler sphere, though with the
the striking of the clock at midnight, we knelt in same spirit animating them, some Free Methodists
silence; only there were heard suppressed sob- have spent their lives for the heathen. | It is little
bings mingled with grateful praise. The clock use fostering a romantic interest In missions, for
struck—the period of liberty arrived. Silence there is little romance to a well-bred English
was broken by my loud exclamations of ‘ Slavery man or woman in living among dirty people, with
is no more; the captive is free!’ which exclama- unpleasant habits, and having to put up with a
tions were echoed and re-echoed by the immense lack of any attention to the rules of hygiene. A
assemblage. Oh, my dear sir, the feelings of that fuller knowledge of the true conditions of a mis-
moment were worth a world. We then sang the sionary’s life may quench the ardour of a few
high praises of the great Jehovah, the Triune imaginative zealots, but it will only strengthen and
God, and again we prayed, and then concluded intensify the zeal of the real enthusiast. Keep a
with the benediction. It was indeed glorious— list of our own! mission stations and the mission-
yes, and more than glorious.” aries labouring at each place. ‘Take an interest in
Such moments come but seldom in the history them, remembering they are ordinary beings, like _ 5
of the world, and they are highly privileged who ourselves. Some of them are married, and have
svitness such a scene. the joy of serving together—or have the additional
(To be concluded next month.) trial of separation for some years because of their :
—————————— children. In order to arouse this personal interest :
I would say: 2
How to Create and Jnerease Il. Get to know missionaries. This is not al- :
Interest in soreign Missions. ways possible, I know. It has been my experience
By Be JoiW. that of all societies and of all Christian people
; — missionary societies andi their ‘helpers are most {
Part I. willing to oblige. Again and again in Londcm we
: ANY of my readers during the past had representatives from quite a number of
month or two have been enjoying a societies sent to our missionary meetings, theugh
short holiday from “ the daily round, these were only small. Societies or Churches
EX the common: task,” and by rest and might combine for large meetings, especially where
; change have renewed health and there are travelling expenses toi be paid if a mis-
strength. Some of you are looking forward now © sionary is secured. It is impossible for our own
to the autumn and winter campaign, and, like missionaries when home for much-needed rest to
| good soldiers, are counting your forces, and mak- speak at all the meetings for which they are
ing fresh plans. I hope, therefore, that what I asked, but much might. be done by secretaries, if,
have to say in relation to the cause that lies so. when they ascertain that a missionary is to visit =
near to our hearts may be helpful to some. the neighbourhood, they would organize a party
Tt is only too evident that some Christians have to travel over and form part of his audience.
no interest in Foreign Missions, and others are Allow your sympathies to be world-wide. The
only half-hearted. On every hand we hear re- cause in which you are especially interested will
‘quests for more volunteers, and urgent appeals not suffer because you delight to hear what God
. for increased financial help. Take up almost any is doing for others.
missionary magazine, and you read of those who Ill. Choose a good secretary. In almost every
& ‘are anxious to hear more of the wonderful story Church or Sunday School or Endeavour Society j
; | of the cross and of men in the field, saying, you will find someone who is intensely interested ‘
Here is a fertile’ corner, if only we had more in missions. That is the chief qualification for
men.” Those who have attended any of the a missionary secretary. If the secretary is in
' Exeter Hall meetings this year have heard the earnest, the members will not be allowed to ignore
Na same cry from all societies. What can we doas’ mission work. He will be acquainted with other
Bf ministers, Sunday School teachers, Endeavourers missionary spirits in the church or town and can
or individual church-members to stimulate mis- secure a speaker when needed. He will know
Slonary interest ? what books or magazines to recommend for study
1. Study facts. There is nothing like reading of any particular mission field. If coupled with
. and hearing of the events occurring on the foreign this characteristic you can get good organizing



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power, the ability to plan a meeting thoroughly, I have no other prayer
eM | to apportion branches of work, to various helpers, Phan, Jesus (name most fair !) ;
ye | to carry out a series of meetings and secure suit- No. other hymn than this,
fe | able leaders, etc., you will have made a good step Jesus, my all, my bliss.
Be fe towards possessing a flourishing missionary centre. “ Saviour,” Thy very‘name—
Bee IV. Be businesslike in all monetary matters. 1t Its promises we claim !
Beet be} seems to me that the adoption of some plan For praise again repeat,
| | by which monies from subscribers would It speaks all we entreat.
: a | be gathered in, more frequently swould Te E] “ie has sent us the above hymn, and desires
a au sult ut increased’ subscriptions. There are to share with the Christian Endeavourers of the
ee 3 | Aid people. who would) | dream: ot ie United Methodist Free Churches a message she
ml Bee ys tun) On ie eee ae a has received from the founder of our society.
ae settlement was made, and very few tradespeople ape Sata eae
: i who would expect loses the whole amount handed “My DEAR FRIEND,—I will hand your docu:
= cl | ONE At once if they did. We may. surely. apply ment to our publisher. In any event we shall wish
. iy | the same principle to collecting: for missions. you Godspeed and every blessing ih your work for
: a | (To be continued.) the Master, by your pen or by your example.
oS mae: Baad “Faithfully yours,
: a Pah eT SE : “FRANcIS E. CLARK.”
= ‘ | She Christian Endeavour Page. oe suggests that we could omit "pen, and
: om Best BY J. J. MARTIN. fill in the gap by “ your employment,” or “ your
= ise talents,” so that the inspiration of this message
= i CERO! -could be shared by all. Coming as it does at
= 1 TOPICS FOR JANUARY. a the beginning of 1904, let each say, “ I will take
= i | January 3rd.—Because ye belong to Christeratons pee myself.”
= | bo Marke ix. 38-4257 /1 Con vi 19, 20.594 THE ADVANCE OF ENDEAVOUR DURING 1003.
= he es Peter 1. 15-22. In the United Kingdom, from December zoth,
= te What a glorious message ! 1902, to November 7th, 1903 (forty-seven weeks),
= i Sent to make us strong 423 societies have been enrolled by the British
: Sees Bitsy When we feel faint-hearted, Christian Endeavour Union: Congregational, 71 ;
| “Ye to Christ belong. Baptist, 68; Presbyterian, 40 ; Wesleyan, 15 ; Wes-
= : é January roth.—Fruits worthy of Repentance. leyan Reform, 2; Methodist New Connexion, 12;
= { E —Psa. li. 1—17; Luke ii. 7—14. Primitive Methodist, 123 ; United Methodist Free
* Repentance is not for a moment but for a’l time, Churches, 31; Church of England, 53 Bible Chris-
‘ Deeb as our nature. tian, 11 ; Independent Methodist, 1 ; Interdenomi-
= i i. January 17th.—How to Overcome Tempta- ee 33: Jeu eee 359; Scottish,
= Fa fon.—1 Cor.,x. 12, 13; Heb. iv. 14-16. tthe societies that have been registered in con-
= i Every temptation overcome is strength per- yection with the Christian Endeavour Union of
= manenily gained. Great Britain and Ireland now number 8,675.
: i - January 24th.—The Story of Joseph.—Gen. A UNITED CIRCUIT GATHERING
2s ui \ XXXVll. 2—22. recently held at Paradise Chapel, Darlington,
= it Zh The romance of progress. The pit—the throne. was not only good in itself, but suggestive of
: z a sas beautiful possibilities. The Nestfield Society
= ‘ January 31st.—Every Christian a Missionary. as the first to move. It is a vigorous organiza-
ea —Luke xxiv. 44-53; Acts 1. 1—9. tion, with capable leaders. * Paradise Society re-
: i A Free Methodist Missionary Meeting. sponded, and invited Nestfield and Cocker-
ae | Referring to early Christianity, Gibbon says, '- Papers were contributed by Mr. Hastwell
ale i “Tt became the most sacred duty of a new con- and Miss Andrews. Solos Wate Ur es by Miss Eva
vert to diffuse among his friends and relatives the Chapman and Mr. Walker. The whole meeting
i a inestimable blessing which he had received.” Was a great success, and will probably be repeated
Be ABOVE EYERY NAME. : ahaa earn date:
pale Tune “St. Cecilia.” 389, United Methodist Free Church Hywas, OUR MOTTO FOR 1904:
hes, Musical Edition. “ BECAUSE YE BELONG TO: CHRIST.”
4 Where all Thy love is shown, ASK THE SECRETARY
ea What song shall make it known? > anything about Christiat Endeavour or the
wl | Can any prayer be fit I.B.R.A. Address:
aii When ‘neath Thy Cross we sit ? 24, STANHOPE ROAD, DARLINGTON.
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