Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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


Subjects / Keywords:
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
英國傳教士 -- 期刊
任務 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
英国传教士 -- 期刊
任务 -- 期刊
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
51.507222 x -0.1275
35 x 103
21 x 78
18.18 x -77.4
-8.7832 x 34.5085


General Note:
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

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| Address to Readers. By the Editor “ - 1 Railton Yiien, Mr. By G. W. Sheppard - Senay ; 1 ii I :
Among the Agedin Jamaica. By Mrs, Chinn- 17 Shih-P’u. By G. W. Sheppard Ste cae ove Ty, Hl | I
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Child Life Among the Wanyika. By J. B. Side-Lights on School and Hospital. By il |e
Griffiths - - Tee 5 5 - 114 Dorothea Soothill - = - - - 107 | ah
L Children’s Page. By the Editor, 14, 29, 45, 62, Special Announcement - SAR a - - 151 na i pee
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q Christian Endeavour Page. By T. Pointon SOTO oe ae RI BRIN NO ENS - 123 i i |g
Dale, 15, 31, 47, 63, 80, 95, 111, 128, 143, } Bets un i ee
} 159, 175, 187. Stobie, Rev, W. R.: An Appreciation. By ae i i
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Dickinson, Rev. T. J., President of the Annual A a
| Assembly - - - - - - - 132. Sowing in Tears, Reaping in Joy. By W. R. : i AN |
= iee Stabie Ae Sakae Wane or OG Sig an Ht)
Eight Hundred and Fifty Miles in a Canoe. { f i a ge
| By J. H. Phillipson, 24, 41, 49, 87, 109, 125, 134. The Falls of Kasamma. A Story of Mendiland. i i i
{ he By W. Vivian, F.R.G.S. An
Extracts from Missionary Correspondence, 74, 84 BAG Hi HH 5
i Ses Chapter 1. The Governor's Visit:- 2 S0T BE ee
Foreign Missionary Secretary’s Notes, 4, 10, 3 Wes
36, 54, 70, 85, 103, 131, 145, 163, 180 es 2. A Double Disappearance - 25 | i Bee
} Harvest Thanksgiving in China, By Edith Fe Oh Pal ay eter oa ae eet es 1) a
Sheppard: si" cs Une Pah me cto Sieg hd 4. Butu Makes a Discovery. - 78 | He z
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i Literary Notices - - - = ~28, 60, 143 Hh
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Medical Missions. By James Ellis 173 Ee eA Dambalia Welcome ge | i
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! een ene ee ee cme: BY rhe 129 The Martyrdom of Love. By Dr. A. T. Pierson 63 | | :
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My First Impressions of Jamaica. By Walter The Passing of Thomas Champness - — - 187 i
Foe elallees = SNe - > 106, 120, 130 The Pastor: of the Ningpo.Settlement.. By Hail
) My Visit to East Africa. By Daniel Sharrocks 97 G. W. Sheppard - < x : S 2705 i i
> oe : The Present Condition of Foreign Missions. i
Our Annual Missionary Demonstration - - 81 AS Suey: By. John Guttelldor cob ay Wome | i
oer uy to the Heathen World. By James The Return to Ribé. By B. J. Ratcliffe- - 75 i li
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Our Foreign Field, Editorial Notes, 3, 34, 51, : ; Wan
67, 83; 101, 115, 148, 161, 179 Through the Jade Ring. By Dorothea Soothill 38 i hi
Poetry : What is Our Society Doing for Home Missions? / al H
R Prayer inthe Storm. By ElSie - - 2 ‘By James Ellis - - 9- - =) = 142 Vi i
: A Missionary’s Letter. By El-Sie - - 174 Workin Wenchow. By A. H. Sharman - - 21 ik
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We Hat Bridge of Boats, Ningpo- - - - - 104 Rev. W. R. Stobie and Mrs. Stobie - - 10
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cee ti yi Chinese Christians at Opening of New Church, : su. wu Hisdan 65

S a he Hsin Ch’iao - - : = e - 152 East African Missionaries - - - - 68
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HE it ut ; Japanase Ladies in Double Jinrikishas - - 39 Sceneonthe UpperTana- - - - - 24
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‘i see the commencement of a New Year, and New Year’s Day might be fixed anywhere. A
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Year is generally felt to be a time for appropriately chosen. The darkening days have aM ;
; making good resolutions. There is something reached their limit ; they now begin to lengthen. i Hi
| solemn in the departure of an epoch under which The sap begins to stir in vegetation, the snow- ] hii
| : for many. days we have lived and moved and had drop and the crocus are about to appear. Mid- i hi Hi
Vou. XII. No. 1. January, 1905. ONE PENNY. : Hi i

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Vii aut night is past. The clockwork of the vegetable An improved circulation of the Missionary
Ae eh it world has just been wound up for another twelve Ecuo would tend to an increased interest in
i me i months missions, and I hope to a more liberal support
ial let i: Sora of them. _ We commence this month another
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i ' ibe On this principle we may well justify the obser- the existence of the MISSIONARY eno i
Wea i vance of times and seasons like the commence- Write to the Foreign Missionary Secretary asking
aa Mt Hees This influence is generally for the publication of intelligence that appears
ee ps Ol the year _ ~ will jm. in its columns from month to month. May I
“3 Hi I Hi felt. Then the student resolves that he will im- : area ‘ ?
| a Be prove his methods of study and avoid thereafter urge all who take it to join in an endeavour to
BS ET es all which before had thwarted or hindered him make it further known andto push its circulation ?
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| 5 i in his pursuit of knowledge. Then the merchant I have issued a programme of what has to
= i if Ree and the tradesman examine their stock and their @PPear in 1905: It also appears on the cover of
2 I i Hy ledger, and consider what accounts should be this month's Ecuo. T may specially mention a
me i stopped, and how their business may be Series of articles that are being prepared under
SE i ca sepaloped Then the true Christian examines the auspices of the Missionary Committee. Brief,
me i i himself, and by memory and introspection seeks bright histories of our different missions have to
cy tue Hdl to know what progress, if any, he has made in be written by persons judged highly competent
ma the Divine life, and then he resolves by Divine for the work, and they will successively appear.
= Hl help to seek a deeper work of grace in his soul. _ Historical sketches have appeared already, but
aie Hl The friend of missions may in like manner ask the speciality of the proposed Series is that oe
mi ap : himself what further he can do to promote the mission will be represented, and its history will
ee | i i Wear © great cause of Missions—which is emphatically be brought up to date. The other contents will
Br the cause of Christ. There are some things every be of varied character, and will prove, I trust,
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. ia A lover of the Lord may with great propriety both interesting and useful. May He whose
SI a He _tesolve upon. Why should we not resolve, glory we seek bless the readers of the
Mea as ee : : es Missionary Ecuo and their well-wisher,
me ee Verein: (2) Fo take greater interest in missions,
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= it in PRR 3 (2) Zo pray more for missions,
= Ht j i 2 (3) Zo give more to missions? So Jo ae ie if * “4
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; ti \ : particular? The Rey. E. D. Green, our mission- PRAYER IN THE STORM.
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ih er | i! eee a = ee ee Lorp, let me find my stormy sea
SS i at our a Ae EPO Tee Be an aes At worst, a straight high-road to Thee;
: A Hi nob oes a 274. ee y> oe s ic Tea Me Thy Voice controls the wildest wave,
: iia | ee ae Bee Fae a as os fa Thy Hand is still stretched ‘out to save.
Be Bi is O us belongs sname and confusion of face
: We a our zeal for missions has so lamentably declined, The Hand that holds the stars and sea d
Sa 1) Me : as this fact Clearly indicates. The other fact — Can still find room to shelter me,
th fl f that last years income showed a deficiency of The Voice like ocean-thunders roll
Be Bi 41,560, as against the expenditure, should lead Speaks sweetly to each shrinking soul.
Vile ea to great searchings of heart, I trust that the
i Hi steps being taken in the holding of missionary When on the glass-like sea I stand
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Mh iB conferences, and the organization of juvenile ’*T will be by help of Thy Right Hand, :
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ite Wea effort, under the auspices of our Young People’s To see Thy Face, ne’er look away,
th eae Secretary, may speedily lead to a “time of Will close short night, begin long day.
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the Rey. J. H. Duerden relating to the cordial relations, has been assigned the task of EE
formation of a choir in Golbanti. In evangelizing the Wapokomo. | | i
a former number of the MisstoNAry EcHo “ About a year ago they kindly invited us to | | fi
I intimated that our brother Duerden is a musical Negao to assist in their harvest thanksgiving. Tt i i ) i a
| expert, and I expressed the hope that he would was not convenient for both my colleague and Hi i i zs
endeavour to develop the musical powers of the myself to leave the station at once, so I went ii : l
Gallas. At first he was by no means sanguine as ajone. The service was:a very interesting one; Hi i
to results, but it appears that he has succeeded _ several short addresses were given by natives and i i :
beyond his hopes. His communication is headed, Europeans, but the chief feature of the service ] / i :
4 MUSIC IN EAST AFRICA. was the singing. It was quite a revelation to me. nV) li
| = Thus he writes: _ An easy anthem, and several hymns were sung 1n | t We
“Few people will be found to deny that music... parts, with almost perfect precision and i a i Be
plays, and has piayed, a very large part Pest very admirable expression. I would: hardly have | \ i Hs
of the world’s great enterprises. believed such a thing possible, especially as I NH / 3
“When the world rings with blatant war's’ \45 assured by Mr. Miihlhoff, by whom they had Hl i ss
alarms, troops march for the front to the strident been trained, that not one of them could read a i : =
tones of brass bands, and the people's patriotism .5¢¢ of music. This wonderful result had been | j / :
is fired by songs like the ‘British Grenadiers’ Of Ghtained by sheer repetition, each part being | il i ae
‘Soldiers of the King.’ sung over and over again until it was perfect, and ti I) i
“When peace is at length proclaimed, our com- the performance was such as any English choir i Hl ee
posers are at once busy with anthems of thanks- might be proud of. i il i ee
giving that .hell’s war-dogs are once more “T had been slogging along with our Gallas, } i 4
enchained. trying to improve their singing a little, but after Hi i / Eee
“Tt needs not for me to enlarge further, for 443. [ resolved to redouble my efforts in this H Hi
every town has its band or choral society, and Girection. It had hardly ever entered my head wa ;
> no community seems to be complete without a 4, hope that the Gallas might by-and-by sing to i
| musical association of some kind. the glory of God in four parts, but now I resolved Bi i
' “Tuther’s chorales heralded the Reformation in 4, try. Accordingly I decided to go the longest ii i
Germany, Charles Wesley’s hymns bore Method- ay round in order that I might thereby reach i He
| ism triumphantly along as on wings, while in my goal the sooner. So the modulator was lh ;
| every later revival music and song have had a hrought into use, and frequent and systematic il Hl
most marked and undeniable influence. lessons in tonic sol-fa were imparted to the | Hi
“Nor is the case different in foreign and younger element among our people. The result © | Hl; 2
heathen lands, and of its progress and influence eae justified the labour bestowed, and now to ii 5
in East Africa I want to write a few lines. follow the pointer on the modulator, or sing from Hi I
| “J have already told*in the Ecuo of my first - the hand-signs is quite easy work for them, while il
| experience of music in the Galla country, and, in they will also sing a hymn in four parts from the ~T H
justice to the Gallas, it will be my duty, before pjackboard with tolerable readiness and Very fair i! lh
| I have finished, to tell quite a different story. expression. Much yet remains to be done, but Hil i
3 But first I want to say a word or two about who knows? The rash prophecy of a Galla choir i Hh
another type of African natives, viz.: the in Exeter Hall may yet come to fulfilment.” Hi
| Wapokomo. Among these interesting people at MR. PHILLIPSON'S MISSIONARY TOURS. iH
; one time our own mission did a little work, but Mr. Phillipson has initiated a method of / i
| as another mission had entered the field, it was evangelization from which much is hoped. Some i {
decided to confine our efforts in this neighbour- accounts of his missionary travels have already } i i
| hood to the evangelization of the Gallas. appeared. Under the heading “ Planting the i |
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} Hi ani ' given date. I now give the concluding portion the one we lost.” |
| a of his account. It is from his journal: . We then went to a town some three miles
! yi aT _ May 4th, 1904.—A heavy shower of rain fell distant named Godana. It is so called on account \
Te during the night. I took no harm. Arose at six of a cabbage-like plant which floats on the sur-
ae i F a.m., had an early breakfast, then LazarusandIset face of the water and named godana. About
o i out for Dibi wor Aharoba first of all. The chief twenty gathered together. They were delighted
4 i Ail Wi -was away inspecting a piece of ground for anew. on account of recent rain, and were contem-
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Be | Wa town when we arrived. We waited until his plating removal; of this we talked first of all. <
S Vg i : return, then called together the men of the place, Then I broached the subject of worship, which
sy hoe Te t ‘ eight in all (besides much catile, which scarcely led to a long “palaver.” “The rain,” said they,
me iia He i counts). The men were somewhat astonished “put a new aspect upon everything.” They had
: Ra ae when I said, “You have some knowledge of a their own worship, and it was just as good as
ti Hi book which tells of God, have you not?” One any other, and, seeing that they would remove
S he | if replied in the affirmative. “Well,” I said, “if I here and there, the idea must be given up. I
‘ He i were to read a little from it, would you know it replied, “But. we will follow you; we can remove i
5 A ta: BR 1 3 0
: ie 4 14 § as well as you-can,” for which
; ia ean ei : hev w ly 1: |
Peas ER pee ee pummnmmnmmmmmmmmn| (CY Were scarcely prepared ;
: ve een pe re ier soe ae ig ea ee hence more talk, all in the
ay Ea peeve ose RM Bes : : hi
; biog heh | Bete cet a ee es | shape of mild excuses, which
may eee ee ee eT would not take. I said at’, (|
ee og ee We “Te Sy
ee Boa ee > eae | wes =] last, “It rests here: we are
: TM aS Sp 3, ce at ae es ee ena caiman rie Be ies
Ae ea Peake ‘ | Sasi earees ea, Fa iatos gry. ia? ame Ae -¢-| here for religious purposes, |
Bee Wd Wee e ie eo = se B o\ ee ti
me Wied te pecs ae a ee Y IN ate | not for profit or rule; the
Bi fa Pa ee PB coe ee = S| doctrine we teach is one of
mig eGeL Me Nee LNs \\ oo oe | ¢ 5 :
Wea He Bee Ferengi ae Ree NS ag reo ee Rare fe mighty power, which, if you.
, ee Pb ee ee 8a ee ee ee ees: aoe
| a la ee pt Bee A ee ed Soon aS believe and embrace, will make
Bae Pisses gan rag Bie Z RM fee a bes a !
Se ae I Hi] See ee Nba ey e x Thay. ee Ve Ee _ | all things new. When, as you Hy
; Nia 1 | aa 2 Ao iN ve oie a Pe affirm, you had in old times
= Wave. Hee! hee Pam e Ae i | (| Re Ge SARS Bt s s +
2S Weal eee Beis i ip ¥ ee | \ ag eres) this truth, you lost it and
ale ~ ee eq Ani ey) ee ieee ie ‘
ve yan Ht Bete eer ge i FA eZ - | CHa are - have drifted away, until, to- {
: His PEERY jt Aas oe ee ee ee | day, instead of being strong,
vite | Ss eke 4) |. eee gy i Geigege, 8 / ie 2 :
ity i i ewe Fase “eine a eo hos Bee eee you are weak and despised.
: re hd 4 . mt a ee y= 6 Meee) There is no other remedy for _
eae ADA te ot ; ee ej Tk. ee ee st F = REN OS eR eres A x 5 of |
ie Hi P| ae Pe 4 oe er as a ee @ é es cat ae | all the ills of life but that
ee Ree = ER eS tage al peace a My Oi Sane ee oie ee % : 3
a ae q —— SS — oe which comes through faith in |
: a i Our Golbanti Choir. and obedience to God: ; {
ti iia We discussed matters in j
4 lt ae ‘ real earnest; some. went so...
i if Hed “again?” The chief man replied, “I think so.” far as to say, “How could God give a white
a | | I read John iii. 1—16, and then gave a short , man the same book that He gave us?” I {
j in ie i: exposition. They all appeared to be interested, replied, “You did not treat God’s gift well, hence |
1 My i, h and I could see their eagerness to ask a question. He gave it to others; you lost it, others have kept
i if a (But a Galla will never interrupt; he is most it, and* because it has been a blessing to them
i Ve polite in this way; no matter how lengthy the God has through them given you a second.
A LER speech, he sits in silence until its close.) I spoke chance, which, if you despise, will be for ill and
i [; | of the Son of God, not forgetting a tradition not for good.” “Well,” said one man, “give us.
7 fe which they cherish from the Borana country, a bit of the contents, and we will hear for our-
Ph aE . . . .
i i! a respecting His existence and power to protect. selves.” I brought Nicodemus to the rescue: |
i a When question time came, I was astonished that again, and after that the raising of Lazarus. A !
y . ri none were forthcoming. At last one man said, most interesting discussion followed, which would’
ee “You will often come; it may be, after all, that have been a credit to a debating society ; opinions.
ae |
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were divided, but for all that the message had who, as she has returned to China, will, I hope, i i i i
| gone home, and my heart was glad. They con- resume her facile pen. | / : ,
cluded that it would be well to hear any news | i hs =
» concerning this new custom, which the white JAMAICA. } ! |
man was so anxious to introduce, but it must be I have received a letter from the Rev. F. | \ i
| clearly understood that their mode of life should Bavin, in which he intimates that all the mission i | | Hl
not be disturbed by it. I thought to myself, staff are well. Referring to an account of her NHR
“You cannot help it if the Word once gets into voyage to Jamaica, by Miss Copestake, which i ‘|
’ the heart.” appears in this month’s Ecuo, he says that it A
Thus a few days were spent in establishing a was written by her at Christ Church, on the eve i) | l fe
new cause in the country, and in preaching the of her wedding day. “She has come out to Meat
Gospel of Christ. i Jamaica to join our mission circle, and share the li i | 5
I felt exceedingly joyous; it is somehow a joys and labours of a missionary’s life. The child wl |
different joy, or differs in degree, when one sees Of a godly home, a member and beloved worker i : ! ;
in a country like this, and among a people like in Christ Church for many years, her life has HH
> this, the triumph of the cross. Watts’ lines have been devoted to Christian service. The bridal Hi i) as
| fuller meaning than in any missionary meeting: day was the consummation of the hopes and i i Bee
The heathen lands that lie beneath anticipations of a seven years’ faithful friend- | ! | | Z
The shades of overspreading death, ship; ‘and they seemed unto him but a few days, | Hl |
| Ree er een for the love he bore to her.’ Our dear friends Z | || i ;
| have this week gone to their new home, Clare- ale | es
cere a mont Mission House, St. Ann’s, full of the i ii |
In forwarding the sketch of his colleague, qeyotion of Christian love, the assurance of faith a i iH a
which appears in this number of the EcHo, the and confidence of hope for their future life and ! ie aes
Rev. W. E. Soothill makes some kind and \4i% in the cause of Christ. i | i
characteristic remarks. He refers to a pleasant “Qur prayers go with them, God’s richest | i ; oe
time which we had together at Carlton, the blessing follow them.” i eB
village where I reside, and to the missionary : H i ise
| meeting which he attended there. In reference WEDDING: BELLS. il | pa
to the Missionary Ecuo, he remarks: Under the above heading the following para- Hall
“That I do not write to you oftener, please graph appears in the Jamaica press : Hi
. do not put down to lack of interest in the Ecno,, “A yery pretty wedding was celebrated at H i iH 2
or forgetfulness of you. As to the former, having Christ Church, St. Andrew, on Tuesday morn- HH i
induced Mr. Wakefield, at the Assembly in 1893, ing, November 8th, the contracting parties ae
to move the initiation of the Eco, and in 1894 being Miss J. F. Copestake, of Nottingham, i 1
having done my best to hinder the proposal to England, and the. Rev. Walter Hall, of Clare- i ni
change its nature by turning it into a parochial mont, St. Ann. i i :
magazine, I have naturally a keen instinct in its “The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. F. HU He
welfare—not keen enough, did I hear you say, Bavin, General Superintendent of the United i ze
to write much for it? Well, Wenchow has done Methodist Churches. i I :
its share. If other fields did as well, it would “The bride was given away by the Rev. C. AM
be easier for you, more-to the enlightenment of | Smith, of Brown’s Hall, and was attended’ by the iW i
our people, and better for their own welfare.” Misses Maggie, Flo, and Dottie Bavin. i
| I have pleasure in acknowledging the services “The Rev. J..Wynn acted-as best man. HI i]
which the Wenchow staff have rendered to the “The church was very tastefully decorated for 1
Ecuo. I am specially indebted to Mrs. Soothill, the occasion.” il
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a Foreign Missionary Secretary's Notes. |
AY Rog ERE '
\ le (i i * A HAPPY NEW YEAR. outside ourselves.” This is the Christian spirit,
Ne heel a! N no conventional sense, but very heartily and in this spirit lies the Divine promise and |
ae iH | | do we wish the readers of the MissIONARY potency of all solid extension at home.
Hii ie el | Eeuo, and all missionary friends and If the leaders of our circuits, ministers and

a Hii Hi} 1 workers at home and abroad, a very Happy laymen, will unite in arranging for a personal

Be i i, i ‘New Year. Let us make the lines of Miss A. A. canvass of every member, both of Church and |

ee || i ed i Procter our congregation, in each Church in every home |

SS ‘a a | circuit, the result will be great, not only finan- |

a. | ay MONG POR PHE YEAR 1905. cially but spiritually. The “appeal forms” are

: Hi if Ne i 5 = ; ready, and can be had, with other literature, on

: i) tal i ow with a generous hand, application to the secretaries. The “appeal”

: Yi a ie Pause not for foil or pain ; may be thought by some a little elaborate, but

SES 4 a Weary not through the heat of Summer, it must not be overlooked that the object is.

= be ha i Weary not through the cold Spring rain, many-sided and great. In some circuits the

| . ha But wait till the olutumn comes work has been taken up with great enthusiasm ;

= Wea eh Pe shaves of lion érain this is delightful news. In this work we must

= 4 Me il for ESNE g : take the motto of Cornwall: “One and all.”


| ie Vet No one with any knowledge of the facts can In the “Free Methodist” of November 24th,

s 4 i Hi pretend that the circulation of the MISSIONARY there was a very pertinent contribution on the

: hi fi li th Ecuo is what it ought to be; it is far other- subject of
Wea i wise. - We do not desire a larger circulation ‘THE NEED FOR MISSIONARY COLLECTORS.”

ee hie | for the sake of profit, but that Our friends may By the courtesy of the Editor of that journal,

S ii | | | know what is being done on our mission SaOns: we have much pleasure in reproducing it.

= in Pe and” thus “come to -know the eee aes “The consideration of the pressing need of our

3 i ae of our? work, and the | privileges and Missionary Fund calls for earnest prayer and

a ig responsibilities of their Christian discipleship. deep thought, . followed by practical effort.

: Wi ra | No Christian can disregard the wands of Say While “keeping down expenses, beings more

— hi ( webout ergot ec CUS een eee ee My careful of missionary money than of our own,

: kt if He ae hy. ae do sap eee ee eon we will hope for much good from the District
ih 4 ban at did He command? “Go ye into a A conferences. But when they are over with alk

= fied li i word and preach the Gospel to every creature. the inspiration and enthusiasm they have _pro-

ss ie Will those who now take the EcHo set them: duced, it then comes to personal work in each

: 4 i : selves the task of securing one new subscriber? circuit, Our very interesting ‘ Missionary

he i THE MISSIONARY CONFERENCES. Report’ has come to hand, and while looking it
s ay | Most of the missionary conferences which Over many thoughts have entered my mind.
Fi Hi iM _ have been held since the Annual Assembly have One striking’ thing is that in some of our
Ly ee been full of promise for better things in the influential Churches there are no missionary
iN ip future. Many testimonies might be quoted; we collectors. Whatever we may think about
hd Li | will give only one. Closing a very able and search- voluntary contributions, it is a fact that most
iJ ae | ing speech one friend (and a great worker), with people require asking. Also most ladies need -
HF ap | great solemnity, throbbing with deep feeling, to be asked or even pressed to become collectors.
lj a i said: “I mean to devote myself in the years yet But if the mirister and Church missionary secre-
i Lae ‘Temaining to me to the stirring up of missionary tary and treasurer undertook this, they certainly
1 enthusiasm in my own circuit, and wherever I would succeed. No doubt it is best generally to
AR may go. J am convinced that if we would be ask two friends to undertake the work together.
bay "i strong at home we must not forget the world It is many years since’ I became an ardent mis-
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| 2 more, I have the pleasure of thinking of the not tell who subscribe and who do not. But, i) i j
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many miles my willing feet have traversed on doubtless, the District missionary conferences HH ss
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? these delightful errands, of the good that may and secretaries will make many practical sug- i) | |e
. ‘ te i a
have been accomplished through the gifts sent, gestions. If we, as Christians, felt the duty and | i
eye . ea: . . . . ai Hi i fi
| and of the other opportunities of usefulness responsibility of systematic giving ; if, as lovers it |
opened up by those visits. It is well to have of the Saviour, we obeyed His words, and “‘ren- I EE
two or three pairs of collectors, each one will dered to God the things that are God's,’ our i i
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have influence, and some subscribers would’ love, our life, our money, what joy would be Hi Hy
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prefer to give to one, and some to another. The ours, and what -an abundance of funds for i} | | || ee
Book that says ‘ Judge not’ says also ‘By their Christ’s work. M. W,.” ils ia
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| fruits ye shall know them.’ I would, not be There is one addition we beg to make to this A
| cynical or censorious, but just now I am visiting most timely word, and that is in reference to the Hi Hi
in a place where we have an influential Church MISSIONARY BOX IN THE HOME. Hi
with a more than usual number of wealthy, or, We fear this old Methodist, and, more, Chris- i)
at least, well-to-do people, whose names are not tian custom, is dying out in many Christian nV
down in the missionary list of subscribers, and families. ‘The missionary crisis would vanish at i i
where there are vo collectors to call upon them. once if each Christian household would have, not - ih i;
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In some circuits there are collectors, and the asa relic of an old custom, but as an expression i i
amount collected is put down in one sum. This of a living Christian faith, loyalty, and love, a HT
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| / ; all | missionary pox, and pass it round the table at ing next spring will be held in the City Temple,
4 La al one of the family gatherings on each Christian kindly placed at our disposal by the minister,
ee il i Sabbath. Some years ago, at an Annual the Rey. R. J. Campbell, M.A., and his deacons.
a a ih i Assembly time, we were guests in a family out- We ought to have a splendid rally*in that noble
| 4 te i side the borders of our own Denomination. centre of English evangelical Nonconformity.
eae Re Each Sunday evening, before leaving the supper The meetings will be held on May ist, 1905.
Hi a Hel / table for the evening hymn and prayer, the mis- Will our friends please book the. date? Mis-
i a Wi / sionary box was passed, no apology, no parade; sionary Sunday in London will be the day before
a ie i i the servant brought it in, and it was quietly (April 3oth). Will ministers please note the fact?
ae hi | passed round to each member of the family and We have great pleasure in announcing that
ss ua Hi | each visitor. It is not the least hallowed Mr. Joseph Hepworth, J.P., of the Methodist
cS fd Ni i memory of that far past visit. What better New Connexion Church, has promised to take
= ie ii i time to start “this good custom” than the the chair at the evening meeting. We respect-
: Ai a i beginning of the New Year? fully ask all our friends to do all they can to
5S a | | “A SUCCESSOR TO DR. SWALLOW. make this anniversary one of the best.
mea tea | We are thankful to be in a position to report :
Sah Hii Heli that we have been fortunate enough to secure a : S i "a i il gentleman to succeed to the work and position :
SS iy fat i (so far as the hospital branch of the work is : ,
Ss Lie a pouccrned),. of our honoured friend, Dr. My Sirs Voyage.
a ee Swallow. The hospital, and our present mis-
a i sion premises, in Ningpo, will long remain a BY MISS J. F. COPESTAKE (NOW MRS. HALL).
Be ai noble monument to the splendid work done by
~ Dr. Swallow and those so loyally associated with Peas
= i fo a ae ee Bees who AM leaving home for a strange land,
We ele os Ea on oe ? oe we ae eee | bound for Jamaica, 5,000 miles ‘across
= ae HE i or rejoicing when God makes up His Jeers: the sea, where I hope to be used by
| Tee Dr. Jones Aoi e graduate of London, of gracious God in the great mission field. From
“ ie i | spirit, of deep Oe Oe and a childhood a Methodist, associated with the
ae he apa cultured equipment. . He follows no garden New Connexion Church at Old Basford,
= u mussionary, nor does he succeed to an ordinary Nottingham, I received many farewell tokens on
: Hie ay i position ; but, like the one he succeeds, his faith the eve of my’ departure. I bade farewell to my
Bia i i 's In God, in the living God! old friends. and home with many regrets; they
= He il i Dr. Jones has generously consented to sail On seem especially dear when one is about to leave
lie i December 23rd. We bespeak for him a Place them. The first few days at sea are trying, but
ie i i in the prayers-of all who love the Lord Jesus as one gets accustomed to the rolling ship, the
a i i Christ. voyage becomes interesting and even pleasant.
ae He: REY. 4 E GREENSMITH: The first week seems to pass very slowly, but as
: Ld i i In a letter recently to hand, Mr. Proudfoot we approach the tropics, and the beautiful sun-
iN a reported that our friend, Mr. Greensmith, would shine appears, passengers respond to the im-
= Hie il | sail for England on November 27th, We are proved conditions, and the days speed swiftly by.
ih i i glad to say he has safely arrived in England. For the season the voyage was considered a good
iy a We regret Mr. Proudfoot was not in his usual one ; we had only one stormy day out of thirteen,
yap i i health at the time of writing; ere this we hope and the last day on board repaid for all previous
Va He i he has regained his normal vigour. “Times are — inconveniences. The weather was glorious, and
we very hard in West Africa, and the strain on our the smoothness of the sea seemed to contradict
| a i honoured friend is greatly increased. 2 its stormy possibilities,
| iv ii LONDON MAY MEETINGS. We reached Jamaica about ten p.m. on Thurs-
a a In consequence of not being able to’ secure day, November 3rd, and anchored for the night
ub i Exeter Hall at a time convenient to our Con- off Port Royal. The magnificence of the scene
; ls i nexional business, the London missionary meet- defies an ordinary pen to describe. Next morning
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we weighed anchor at daybreak, and our gracetul Rev. OM, R, Stobie: | i le
ship glided slowly up the harbour towards King- : i} HI i i
ston. As we near the wharf, friendly faces become An Appreciation. i| | f BB
visible, and after many greetings signalled from - BY W. E. SOOTHILL. | Hie of
the shore, we come alongside. The gangway is —— x i} Ha
| immediately put down, and the Rev. F. Bavin, R. STOBIE has been my colleague now | i| i
Mrs. Bavin and family, the Rev. J. Wynn, and for over seven years. He came to me i) i He
| the Rev. Walter Hall come on board. How "straight from a year’s ministry in : i il
precious is a wharfside greeting of dear friends Lincoln, where he had filled a | .
| in a strange land. Customs authorities have to yacancy involving no small difficulty with dis- | | i i Be
| be satisfied, then we set off in “buggies” for Mr. cretion and acceptance. His desire to enter our iH i a
Bayin’s charming tropical home. A few hours College was never gratified, but having already Hi | s
| afterwards I accompanied Miss Bavin to a junior spent four years at the Edinburgh University, HH Li
Endeavour meeting at Christ Church, and spoke * and having been a schoolmaster for many years Hl i Es
| “to a class of native Endeavourers for the first previously, he has been able, by his own reading, | Hl
> time. How strange it seems to see the native to make up for what he may have lost by not | i i Ses
children’s eager faces, all betraying a desire to going to Manchester. He is a Northumbrian by : ' | ;
hear something about children in that far off, birth, and, as his name indicates, of Scotch i | i Se
| wonderful land which is the white man’s home. ancestry. His home during most of his life has | / i | ee
| After Friday’s excitement, and in anticipation been Gosforth, and his name is known and loved NH hee:
| of the Sabbath, Saturday is a rest day. We are by the members of our Church there. | j ) oe
all astir early on Sunday morning, and I set off It is, however, of his work in China that I want” : i / / ae
| with Mrs. Bavin for Stony Hill to attend the ospeak. When our College’ was started, in very ! i i ees
reopening services of Stony Hill Church. The different quarters from those we now occupy, it | Hi es
people seem to have rallied with a will, and to was to Mr. Stobie that I looked, and did not look | i } z
| have heartily seconded Mr. Bavin’s efforts to jn vain, for the help that was required. Though i! Hi | es
bring order out of chaos. I understand that the greatly preferring preaching and pastoral work ! i : ne
old building was wrecked by the disastrous {9 the work of teaching, and especially to that i i eee
| cyclone of 1903. The building must have of teaching Chinese youths to speak English, he Hh H a
| entailed much earnest Jabour, and the edifice is responded with promptitude and grace, and soon Hi Ve :
; one of which the Denomination may be justly became installed as head master of our Chinese ie
| proud. advanced school. The establishment of this Ht (]
| The church presented an animated appearance school was not of our seeking. Tt was thrust i
at the morning service, the congregation com- upon us by the demands of the times, and it | i } z
pletely filling the spacious building. The sermon’ seemed evident that, unless we were willing to Ht :
was preached by the General Superintendent, the help in this forward movement, it would fall into il es
Rey. F. Bavin, and I was impressed with the the hands of those who, instead of advancing il soe
| attentiveness of the people, and the earnest civilization, would become its greatest opponents. i i
manner in which they seemed to take part in the For five years Mr. Stobie worked in this school, i i i ;
service. At the service of song, in the afternoon, in quarters the best we could get, but, all the Hi
Mrs. Bavin gave the connective readings in her same, most unhealthy and insalubrious. But let i i
| charming way, and the church was crowded to jt not be supposed that Mr. Stobie (or Mr. 1
, excess.. The choir surprised me by their efficient | Sheppard either) limited his efforts: to school ! i It
rendering of the musical pieces, some ‘of which work. College work in Ningpo and Wenchow He
| \ were specially good. owes a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Sheppard AM [
| _ On Tuesday I leave Mr. Bavin’s hospitable and Mr. Stobie. He had come out to preach the HT
roof, where I have been so, kindly welcomed that Gospel, and Sunday by Sunday he visited the ; Hh
I have scarcely felt the strangeness of my sur- out-stations or preached in’ the city church. By ni
L roundings. Mrs. Bavin’s thoughtfulness was — earnest study, also, he had acquired a good work- | \
‘ especially kind, anticipating as she did all the ing knowledge of the language, both written and vi
wants of one who has so recently left a dear home spoken, and his preaching during the last three f
and the motherland. years has shown marked improvement, experience | i
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ios wee en a ial a re “oa ©
%, Se ee
br lie Le
rai ~ ree i BIE. 4 is Mr.
: HH ae i sll 7, WwW. -R. STOB all attention to is i
| : t 4 a [ oe t thing I would c When the troubles.
Ret = x altv /
} i i a ts {) The nex and loyalty. tts Consul gave
Vea Fi | To from the bie’s courage d the British Tenchi
Ne | ifted his style up 1. He is Sto © occurred, an bjects leave Wer tly
He an | f life having lifted and practical. atten- . of se that all British ait pleaded earnestly
i a BH | oO living listen rder fr. Stobi Alling
ii} ae I raat tocthe eople the o e, Mr. He was willing
it ee eG retica vhom the p by the ; im at once, a Hahn: S
| i ( i) i theo her to-whon forth by ith him 1 behir ety, and
Ve nea ea i cher ¥ d_ fo 3 wl week to remair , to safety, «
| i tively ‘vith an attention ee people love to for permission ee child go away a feat but
i if ae Ree | A 71 . If. : there 7 rife ar ves mich )
i il iReER | tively, w nm itse when 5 let his w shatever 5 ? d to
A Rg a e sermo: d, and v . to le ; take whg bie had
beige Des i : of the derstan ’ if their . hain to z Mr. Sto
4 ' Hi Hig Peedi merits hey can un hem: but i himself reme inexorable, so id henchman
ot de ie i listen when they ches them ; them, 1 was inexora lendid -h
ee at ue id that rea isy about he Consu had a sp ive pastor,
aa eG . ything sai is no hypocrisy) acher th nately he seloved native p :
i ie HI i is any es there is no hy n the pre / Fortu sd - late beloy re still
AG aa AEE | - S ir eves fixed ot istless go. : n our loss w
ee TEE | ntion flag CN ES EE ; listle : itute i ” whose
| i he do not keep oe from him ; a always and subst Mr. “Summer, i touching was that
Be a be Ha t ey : t is ; n—not alway ise 3 and t er :
eG | i ile their hear ing” chasi aily mourn, a ; 1 the steamer,
me iy de i while : , “yawning ee daily boarc S
= i i Wet Ne : ok, the literally “y — one Ras ceo scene when, on Sharman, Mr. Sum
: i : | (i { OOK, ee Pie eg eee Se aoe Bee Mr Stobie, Mr. § Herscof the staff,
Re eRe Re or ie 2 RSA, FS tae see ES sot IE ve see she ther mem f the
: 1h te PRE) ene a pee eae. AR Se ee eee AEE ees Sn es rand oO : stern o
atid ee a ss gS ONS cage cc fe mer, ck at the ;
me i i prepa raN Le Se ref é Ce Re Ss Fae knelt on the de ith . streaming eyes
Ah alt tea Pe SEA ae Eee abe SS ag est oe Sie ; nd wi : he safe
a eae Bk eee ae Fee Ce Ge, Sips" teamer, a o the
i q| i ire ; wR a os: hie sith eye sep oo % r z ee 2 a: at = stea itted each other t ies were
: Hh Nag | EE i ve oe S eg oy ee 5 ae - S35 ao a nae es Ee comm : fe God whom < ote
moe i eee bee 2 ie Oe ee: aoe po etter eee ‘ Wika | Sa} 5 4 en aces tes a3 fies fee x ke I cd the one J ani:
he ey sae PS ant Nias 5 eee pe eae Sheer trying to serve, he others by leaving,
Ne Pat | : PAD eee 7 ae a x “ Ee | z J <2 s: e “
ae ie ual i ae ig Rae : ee SP ee ns oi ye Ger face the terror, Fe ie a
. gh a ee Ha ie JF Ag a ek “MA bs : ae oe ws 7 : j Z
Tig ae! AES hao 5 ER ie 4 ge ae? St Paul did f duty being one o
moa Chane Rees a. oe pees bie’s sense of duty he could
: 1 ae | feel ae Bide. < apg tee Be es al aoe 4 ieee ee Mr. Stot haracteristics, :
5 | it! 3 5 re hi ¥ — Be 2 ae a i s : nie 5 eo) aid Le es a his strongest chara 2 ea his charge >
or it i \ Z ae Sy uv 4a8 Aka oe 8s Ag . A Se : ; : 2 t long away that the
| i ue ana aa Me ie See ee = re es not res he=“heard :
as 7 He i ae n wa gate as," pee ect’ Be a i ct ree ‘hence’ when f the Custom
ae Hig | Fe eae”, a Sate es ll ee Sa: Perse members 0 5 see
bi He Let fear a ae R He A Diet Beate ad bal ea European I failed to
Ba | we ee i a 2 ee Os ff had returned, a Id be kept
By a hal Piedsh. > Seer | - pase Ee SE par ta Ras eae O ar hou
E ii eh ul d we Dg “a Be Ye 3 ; : e ; ae Se. “i Shek Af i. cee ee ro missionary 2 returned, and
; We Hy ee eee aa eae eee PE ii ered wy ccordingly he and
Wet bate ene Eee ee hea os x: An back. According ‘e courage
mS Eh OU Beas Pc aes Sok cd ee eee ee 2 gee o . nce gave MoE anes
a te ag HS ea s cf his prese ne Christ
0 Hott i : Cages 3a Ge oe ae ssa eae ee is by hi suffering to
i { i 1 ‘l kee ge Ore SES i ¥ ie Aa eS Sips speed Sete nfort to the rer allowed
: i ns Hi Lert ia Bie ee ae nies ete ee, con s not, howey es oine. duen
Bis at s Bae eee A . Moers Mader tetas, S By as een a He wa He had c :
Aare q 1 es ne eS, eS es ae eet pe SIS =e : i long. Ree and he
Lat ea Heal hits Cee A (ae es Ge Ss Res Ss Soe i ae ES eee ain sion, 4 :
a ue But) Pte: A PF oe Je aoe a ie: Y Poets By ‘ rem r permis
: Hh Seinen! , ese B BY eee Be Say ate without re P from the Consul :
Weld ii : Ey Pee eta ae ate Shee St ived orders was
fea ra hat des i AAS EE ai pee ano , Saree ee Bs ae n received t once. He -
Hele aah gees. to ee we he a th Sa PRES Se SOO i to leave a t his
Bh Teale eM Baie Se ee ss : a 2 OE a al amigos in Shanghai to in even a
ta Pearle: pata EE Rte, Sis... Be nc: gee Be We s aim : LO-
ied Ue ee i 5 Meas ee ee es Ronee oe permitted to ee alternative to
Ad tna Mie asthe, ee Bales Sea Peek he 1 h
ng i i Roa”, 3. eed aS gee ee ene m risk, and, as lar orders to the
; Hid | i iy "eee = eee own che beoonee ar ce d
Hats a Et 5 Nee nae oh ia ROR ee Erste - e refusa mig z he wisely
Hive feb : 9. eee 5 -e tobie. ve him z ter
ae — R. and Mrs. § ive officials to remove hi ane When. 2
a i — Rev. W. R. of native offic ble, and retired ag ible, he availed
Ba ae : ing inevitable, ssible, 3
i i 1 silence—the ee to the ee more became 7 delay, and suc:
Wie tig ‘th e é in n n c tx
il a | filled with an Tae ee a and wise on, Aas it without a Hance Christians Bee
ihe eRe) are- them, himse 5 he re ug which.
vin ean A imbs, or the h rmon to ; rls : ting the atters
il Waenee eth e€ serr his pea din vetti Noe se up m
en re lim 2 value of t 4 t cast = ceede 5 in settling 2
i 1 “ what is ioe who: will eee still, who Me their Homes: eee sd ae hie
sie Hee! is the p haps, Stobie iedemnas ju deal of fig iss
iia. a: a yine, or, per ste. Mr. require ood his owt
i BBs if swine, z AT are pa 5 what é has ag only
ee ee before his pearls f and vy Stobie affect ht
He ERB i ‘ lience i Mr. ter au
| Bl i: : recognize ap ttention of his aay ea to few, nd yet, if the mat take first place nae a
4 eae: a 2 1 a may ? y be
4 Hh mit can keep the : man? ience to nyone ene “hich may
i asee | can 1 of a audien i interests, a 2 tic whic ee
7 ie be said ye an interests, cteristi Ses
ee Bi it can mov SS 1S hara eae
ap nes but rarely, to land, how much le he cares, a c ; eae
i Paget ne in En ? is ee pean
ab ie 2 thusiasm even hy 8 : Shae
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strength and a weakness! In Mrs. Stobie, the women, and the well-being of the women of the | i IE s
elder daughter of the late Rev. Henry Holgate, Church. i} i i Sy
Mr. Stobie has a charming wife, and a capable I have only one word to add, and that is, the i] i | He ss
| and devoted helpmeet; his interests are hers, in sooner they are back in Wenchow the better we i | fe
‘his work she shares, and during Mr. Soothill’s shall all be pleased. They will meet a right ‘| } HE
absence she has done all in her power in super- hearty welcome—and as much hard work as they va
intending the girls’ school, the work of the Bible- care to do! i) i a 3
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CHAPTER I. a; fully chosen. It was on the spur of a Jow hill, a ti :
Pik GovEReons usta. and commanded a view of the Kasamma Falls, i I i zg
seg on the Bum River, about two miles away. It had i i | |
DUSKY figure was moving stealthily been a difficult task to sweep back part of the \ | | :
A through the swamp-mist to the belfry by ancient forest, level the site, make roads, and | | : me
the gateway of the Compound. A erect suitable buildings; yet in five years, not A i ee
moment later and the clang-clang of the only had all this been accomplished, but in ni ; | Z
mission bell solved the mystery of the early riser. addition, a thoroughly promising spiritual and | |
It was Butu giving his first merry challenge to the educational centre had been established. i | ae
sleepers. — It would have taken. most men double that i 1 eas
: He might have saved himself the trouble: time to accomplish so much, but the Rev. Tom : { | i
there were no sleepers that morning. The magic | Jennings, with a singular blend of energy, tact, i Hi \ ae
of a great expectation had made the night long and strength, had not only plodded away him- | | | ee
and sleepless ; before five strokes had fallen from self: he had won assistance from many chiefs, : ; | Bs
: the bell the Mendi youngsters in the Compound and had made himself a home in the hearts of | Hi | mee
were all astir. - the Mendi folk as one who possessed a sympathy i Hi :
Butu’s task had been scarcely accomplished with them that was transparently sincere. : A
when an answering shot from the Old Town told It was known that the Governor had arrived \ t Zs
that there also the day’s commotion had begun. at Foya, a town only ten miles from Kasamma, i Ht
In a short time the mists had dissolved, the and having passed the night there was expected i se
sun had risen, the trees had emerged from the to be at the mission before noon. , / i
shadowland of night, and the mission children In the picturesque little barray that did duty ; a ge
were trooping down to the waterside for their as church and school—a simple building with a Wa
morning bath. : palm-thatched roof supported on posts, and an iii HN
On the Kasamma Mission that day, morning open trellis-work instead of walls and windows— i ii Z
prayer, breakfast, and school work followed in pencils were scratching on slates, subdued voices Hi
their usual daily order; but with an unusual were humming lessons, yet it was easy to see that 3 | |
infusion of excitement. Governor Jackson, from neither Tom Jennings nor his native assistants i"
Sierra Leone, was visiting the Protectorate, on were then expecting serious attention from the nh \
a tour of inspection, and on his way to visit fifty pupils assembled. / } 1
Mansu, the territorial chief, had promised to call The excitement came and went in waves. At Wi Ht
at the mission and review the school. the slightest stir outside the barray, dark shining i :
By ten o’clock the Kasamma Falls Station faces were lifted from lessons, and bright eyes |
looked. quite a festive place. A Union Jack peered curiously in the direction from which the i
floated above the plumes of a tall palm tree, distinguished visitor was expected. Suddenly | |
while here and there were streamers in loyal Butu, in breathless haste, burst unceremoniously ; / Hy
colours—streamers that had been skilfully made — into the school. ait
from calico, blue baft, and taffety. “Dey don come, sah!” was his concise and i aH
i The situation of the mission had been care- luminous speech. It was all he could. utter. | il
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Seat sl FEES A ee =
i e ret ee <
a | Ca Ha Hh cASAMMA.
Ae i le F KASAM) :
iF k ik | THE FALLS O yet, in the general
, il re ae . tances, yet, ‘
f 1 ae Mi . y circums : notice.
} : by ieee | she tu, who, ordinary ssed almost without i he“ was
Wi a I disability for Butu, _ excitement, pa ntered the school he
| i i a i | This was an unusua birth spoke Mendi like a As Sir Sous ti verse “of the eo
Wi Ma PRE Tunané by birth, ine’ Tom d with the first. in which. the
APR ele itt a though a u Pass, 4 vhen addressi 5 : greete mplishment i : iS
i i i | | tative of. the tribe, - é Sierra Leone ae Anthem, oy ee a. great pride. ae
j Hee RBH i} eak e veo : had ake having sa
Ae OR REESE : d both to sp the languag children rell, and 5
HES Oe | per Hid discarde ‘3 garded as n- . themselves we ? mmand to
HR ea EEE | ; eriously reg ws Tom rather e acquitted ; is word of co
th i ape | which he s stition Oo at waited his iven the
a ee hee i} : igh 228 super f the quain he Governor this was giv
Heed Wee | he Englis nt use 0 t . When : lowd
Ha GE the . m freque . their seats. st into a lo
a ' ii d by his ow resume . llis-work bur
Hl aay | couraged by is afforded. 2 tside the trel
Ga heen ii the patois verified. A great auditors outsic &
li ci ee i vocabulary PB vas at once verified 5 : auc toval: f the sub-
j ut ie i The information was B a-ya” of the Purra roar of app lundo!” shouted one o s
a a Ree I ir, the “Bu-u-a-ye t : ! undo! F t it wa
Bee |) ' ipa he air, the “Br 7, and a grea “A lundo! a : ise—bu
ee een a it rent the air, if valley, at : 4 : 1ell the no
Bn iy auUt welling across the rowd was near. hiefs, hoping to qu ie WastGned:
= hel ii Boys Came:s arma told the crow a nce .ap-. ©? time before quiet a ow took charge
Be | | x i] blare “of: wath ji exuberar some tive teacher n
a te iPbEE are 0 1 of. Mendi t time leading native children to
: da ee fit - storm-cloud 1 in a shor The leading bmitted the ,
Ce EE The s ission gates, anc ld chool, and su ; formed
Be i | 1 the mission gates, kson cou f the school, i bjects that
ea et: ached the f Sir Norman Jac 7 0 : various subje Oats
i § Hae 2s stalwart form of a nok hammock and test lessons ae. This section of the Ne
Ba ae a A 1 discardec ich point the syllabus. ; age, and
; Bake fat: | 1e eh whic I art of 2S; Mendi languag ? ‘ z
or oe ee be seen as trance, at pa n the Me . inter-
ae Fee tt h-the entra ae nducted i ting as
: a PERC Dg ougn Sad was Cor ? : m, acting e
Sei t in pea Ht walked thr = lv in waiting. the * y convenient point, Tom, who followed
a a Tom was already hook the place as WGA aac Governor,
mea evo ening Shout sok Ce OBS ae ste est interest.
: ie Hy i d and the missionary . en of individu- the tests with keen ’s turn to conduct an
= ii i ih. eat i Governor > were both m he Governor % thine
: {oe Pea ; m way they were denoted hen came th : vas no new 5
Hy Re own way ; ir handclasp The f lish. It was {Oe
Be ie In their igs Their h g iO ination in English. : in missions.
Bey hie Pent é ction. was I ‘ ation st in
= Ve I H gi and ea respect. ee, ies Excellency. to se AGA Kasamma,
: Oh ae BERLE : s an % e mk - or : I a oe :
ae ew: bean manliness a the part of th the first time he j nistration
ee ee et . ess on th art of It-was the firs der his admi
a || a Heap tl sequiousn < n the p area un for
=e Hk fe a was no patronage 0 but throughout ie Id him in sincere oe a
Be = i our issionaries he see is simple Chris-
in Mh a | i Hi colonial official. § pleasure to welcome as the aan fhnelish qualities, pease the
Boe a ace ea . incerely. his steriing 2 ine desire to .
Wag FRR felts 1S a 2-07 ” said Tom si ‘ his genuine with
Ha PBR) zo a, ; : and his g to do
se hae Pei Excellency to Kasamm find myself your aoe han He eH God. Those who ee vigorous
Si Behe th ‘ : d to z uainte Kingdom 5 ity foun
; hen Bane tH oS am delighte : ersonally acq rs is official capacity é ret he was
my ee becoming p oes pepliods the him in, his o eee iscipline, ye
oe he with a ee Mr. Jennings,” rep in work and strict ou ae when freed from
Wig tha vith your good work, insome and g : tailed.
ae with y ; larly wins as fice enta
ad tae j ray followed by — singularly sibility his o ve
: ni i Governor. ‘ay to the barray fol © a rain the sense of ZESpOn home: he therefore ga
te hs Tom led the w ay 1 his staff, while Hears quite at ; ide of his nature.
fig rab 2 : Jackson anc rs in the Old Here ost genial side kk his
| Tee ep Noman d on to. their quarters 1 free play to/the m ith pleasure: as he too
jldva Peeee iers ~passed_ o1 - See aglow wi : hildren an
ee: ee carriers ~p His face was ag to set the chi
Bg Teal a se omentous ¢ ckboard to
: ay Lae Town. ere waiting the m ; being — stand-at the bla ithmetic. ts ‘
—— i i The children Ds nent that was now 4 1 easy problem ‘in arith ment, the cause was
me Pee ‘ exciten he ordea ay é i for a mo xp i upper |
; Weegee review with an icipation of th : Hesitating fo girls in the up
Na FEVIC by the anticipa Around this ivined by one of the g ful
. ce hee e cetul,
hie tee empered by Sate OE Dassee sal ; instantly divined by s with a gra
_ i shiough ie ae = promiscuous oe athe he stepping oF : ae in his hand. _
Wg HEB : ; e e c ’ d the ;
nt yl fas f interest surg out to me nt placec
a ee centre 0 , that had gone shy “ovement pl :
ab Vea Part of the company that terested spectators of OB asrahien Onl he child might have
hae TR remained inte ny other : ’s words to the nthu-
iM i ay the Governor h vere joined by ret folk The Governor's the tribe from the e1 Id
yi, Re These y 5, be many folk diction to the build-
au aia the scene. ; ; ddition, y een a bene 3 d around a
a Old Townites, and, in Poya. Bye oup . oe of the clapping Hoe piece of con-
\ ae i Kho had journeyed aoe palm nuts to one o ing. To them it was a w man to thank a mere
Wi i bi slaves who were a dropped their long Be eh for so great a his thanks in her own
| : | the river trading oS and showed an a child, and to try to See was more in the
hee te S 2 C n
1 Wee hampers by ee oe ihe proceedings—a one language, too. But
ea to ° - interes < tou
a ee tea | 2.
‘ae that — wou 5 paaat
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i applause than Sir Norman at that moment sus- is to be the future queen of 'Damballa, and | : | iL
pected. | Somehow, even the three slaves ap- everything that happens to her within the mission | i |
peared to know that, for their eyes brightened is being jealously watched by certain of Mansu’s HH |||
} strangely as the child stepped back into her people. I have sometimes an uncomfortable i Hi |
place. impression that Mansu himself would rejoice if i) | i
Without further interruptions the lessons now something happened to her, so that the question | i He
went eagerly forward. Time and space were of succession might be complicated, and thus i} 1
) forgotten while the Sierra Leone administrator, afford him an excuse to lay his hand upon that HI | i
| side by side with a little company of Mendi sweet bit of country. Yesia is popular among / H
children, explored the mystic borderland of the children, and by her pleasant manner has i} i i a
knowledge. For an hour they journeyed won her way to the hearts of many folk in the HH) | li
together, knocking afresh \at each door that had Old Town.’ Yet, in spite of these things, I have | | i) 5
| been opened under the guidance of the mission a deepening sense of apprehension in relation to i | i
workers to these children of the night. It was her safety.” ee
| a memorable adventure, both to the guide who “Vou are probably overworking yourself, Mr. Al | es
led the way, and to the little folk who followed. Jennings, and thus making yourself an easy prey i i 1
When the ordeal was over, Sir Norman made to fear and depression. _Esu paid a deserved | i hy E
a brief speech to the pupils, and desired Tom to tribute to your character when he placed his. Hh ; :
translate it to the eager spectators outside the. child in your care, and it is well for her that i i a
trellis. It was an honest and warm tribute to your guardianship is to continue till she succeeds | | i aos
teachers and pupils alike—a spontaneous appre- her father; at the same time, it was a heavy il i “ae
| ciation that Tom and his helpers knew how to — responsibility for you to undertake in a land like ii i) i es
value—and concluded by asking for a holiday this. I am convinced you employ every reason- i i 2
| for the children during the Governor’s visit to able safeguard. You should not therefore allow i i Ez
the chief. The request was immediately granted, an unfounded impression to disturb you.” Hi | i |
and when the pupils had been dismissed Tom led “Unfortunately, Sir Norman, though I cannot i | ) so
| the way to the mission house, at which the now make a statement, I have something more Hi Hh ee
Governor had promised to lunch and rest till the than an unfounded impression—still I ‘watch A aes
| hour when he was due to wait on Chief Mansu. and pray,’ and hope that God may yet use Yesia | i | | ce
“That was a bright, intelligent girl who to do great things in Mendiland. She has the i ii te
handed me the chalk,” said Sir Norman, during spirit and intelligence of her father, and may na
lunch. “I noted, too, that she was distinctly accomplish what Esu would had he lived. When i ti ee
EZ ahead of the other pupils in most of the subjects. the children come to sing for you to-morrow in {| |
What is her name?” your quarters Yesia will be there: That will HP
“That, replied Tom, is Yesia, the daughter of give an opportunity for the interview your Nt ;
‘the late chief of Damballa.” Excellency desires.” 1 || |
“What—Esu of Damballa?” Here the conversation was interrupted by the Hi | i
“The same, He, as your Excellency knows, — firing of guns—-shouts came in loud volleys from HA
é was the only chief within the Kasamma country the direction of Mansu’s town. It was a’ sign i we
who was able to maintain freedom from Mansu’s_ that the chief was despatching the Governor's | | i ae
interference.” : escort. en
“T am sorry I did not recognize the child. I In a short time the cavalcade, with Sir Norman i ;
should have taken some special notice of her. Jackson’s hammock-as the central figure, accom- 1 Hi
I had a great respect for her father; he was a panied with an indescribable riot of — noise, i iH]
fine fellow.” — started for the ‘great barray, wherein Mansu We
“He was, without exception, the best specimen waited arrayed in his most brilliant apparel. His i |
of a Mendi chief that I have known,” replied fingers were covered with silver rings, and his. AH
Tom. “At the same time, I am glad that you otherwise picturesque figure was absurdly sur- I
did not extend to her any particular notice mounted by a silk top-hat. On the raised dais, ; } i
beyond the chalk incident.” which was covered with country cloths, were f i
“Why?” chairsreserved for the Governor and his staff ; i ti
“Because, though Sanday is now regent, she while around the barray hammocks and mats. i iH
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Hi Aq were provided for such sub-chiefs and headmen When the Governor reached his own quarters |
Hh a ath : as were entitled to a place in the ‘palaver. Mansu’s people had commenced their feasting,
1 ca This was not the time for serious discussion: and the heathen jubilation was carried on
| i ' ‘ HV a | that would come to-morrow. This was the hour through the night to the small hours: of the
ie Vt i) of salutations and greetings—a matter that can morning. At eight o'clock, when the mission i
itt fea he ii be taken up with great unction and formality, bell rang for evening prayers the gaiety was in
hae Hi i and a certain pompous display by native chiefs full blast. Drums were quivering under the
Hi ‘e il l who are in a position to make display. rapid beat of the players, crowds were dancing
: 1 ie The exchange of presents took a long time, round the excited drummers; while the weird
ae ae lI and was accompanied with much oratory. It dance-song rose and fell to the accompaniment
ae i i was Curious to watch how the speeches of the two of a thousand clapping hands.
see i f / important personages were bandied about from When Tom came in to conduct prayers _ he
ee | ot i i one spokesman to another, before they officially was saluted by the alarmed voice of the matron
ih re tH reached the ears of those for whom they were of the girl’s home: “Please, sah! we no able for |
= th He it intended. It was evident that it took consider- find Vesia anywhere, sah!” She was a Sierra
: Whe Fea able time to translate and circumlocute suffi- Leone woman, and fell back upon her own |
= th : "| ciently to satisfy the Mendi idea of a great speech.
: Wi i i function. (To be continued.) .
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=. hig He i DADO. -meant him any harm. He was sent to school
= Ve hit F you look in the dictionary, you will find while he remained in England, and he returned
Ni a | 3 the word dado is defined as “a wainscotting to Africa with Mr. Wakefield when he sailed in
Ee Vat HEE | round the: wall,” but that is not the Dado 1870. ! ie
Be Bhi that I am writing about. The “Dado” I Ere Mr. Wakefield’s return it was my privilege
me HI mean is a little black boy, whom Mr. Wake- to officiate at his marriage with Miss Rebecca ;
Hi ‘ Hii field brought to England with him when he came Brewin, a pious and accomplished JOHNS lady,
= Hi) tH home from Africa in 1869. Dado was a boy, ten Whose life in Africa was too, too brief. I
Hh Hi years of age, whom he had rescued from slavery. temember that Dado stood with others at the
ft ah Dado was quite at home in England. He communion-rail, his little black hands encased in
: Hd Bie preferred it to Africa, because, he said, there were white kid gloves, which formed quite a contrast
: Ad ae better things to eat, and he could hear more to his swarthy skin! :
| a He _ about Jesus. He had his tremblings and fears, We sang a hymn at the wedding, How are
Ae / after all. In heathen lands Englishmen are often’ Thy servants blest, O Lord,” and this verse
- suspected of having evil-designs on natives. In OCCurs in it:
— i i China they think that the English kill children In foreign realmsand lands remote,
tan ie to make medicine of them, and in Africa they teu nee Gale pas unticd
(i ue have sometimes as foolish fears. Once, after And breathe in tainted air. ;
i ae Dado had gone to bed ie oe Soe ss But God saw it meet to call Mrs. Wakefield early
i Aer wanted to see the little, black boy. They were bok reen
a eG taken upstairs where Dado lay seemingly asleep. Z :
(4 AR He was wide awake, but he told the kind friends ee ee pin a
li a i who lodged him that he thought it best to pretend But He has better measures than
a ae to be fast asleep, for he thought the people might Thependultm ‘of time.
ij q l want him to eat him. I dare say that was soon People nowadays can go very comfortably to
ah} after he came from Africa, for the great kindness East Africa, but the “Emily,” in which the mis-
} a I shown him would surely convince him that nobody sionary party sailed, was not intended to carry
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| passengers; it had miserable accommodation, July 16th, 1873, when she was only twenty-eight | / | e
and, among other freight, it had forty tons years of age. A number of the mission boys | | He
of gunpowder! They had not a very pleasant wrote comforting letters to her brother, the Rev. ) i ie ss
i voyage. Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield suffered from Robert Brewin. Among others, Dado wrote. I vA) eae
; sea-sickness, and Mrs. Wakefield wrote: “I see give some extracts from his letter. “I am very i ie
Dado sitting and looking very quiet sometimes, sorry to tell you that your dear sister has gone i} it Me
and can easily divine what is the matter.” No home to her Saviour. . . . We were very Hl ie
doubt he was sea-sick, but if he could sit quiet, sorry to lose her, who had been so kind to us. } Hh Wes
his was not an extreme case. . . . . She was a very good lady to us, and aha ‘|
The route they took was round the Cape of she was very kind to all. She taught us to sing, ATH
Good Hope. When they crossed the Equator, and write and read, and she taught us many a | |
“Dado and the others witnessed a funny scene.. A things. We believe she is in Heaven.” I believe dl i i |
sailor was dressed up with mask, and a very long so too. AHH i -
| beard (made of oakum), to represent Father It was hoped that Dado would live for many HE aa
Neptune. He. cried out to the assembled sailors, ~ years, -and be a valuable helper in the work of i} ii i ;
' “Ts there anyone here who has not crossed my the missions, but “his sun went down while it was i} iH i.
dominions before?” The youngest seaman said yet day.” |My young friends who read. the oe || | | g
“T have not.” “Come with me,” said Father account of Dado are hoping for long life, which |
. Neptune; so he was put ona seat, daubed with I hope God may grant them. You, my dear boys Hi E
tar and shaved with the back of an old saw; then and girls, are far more favoured than Dado was, at :
| he was ordered to jump into a large cask full though he had much greater advantages than il i :
| of salt water, and he was plunged overhead three many African boys. You were not born in a Hye i oe
times. This rough kind of horseplay used to be heathen land; you were never little slaves ; so you a ; ee
| always practised when a sailor crossed the line may sing: 4 | || a
| for the first time. It is not so common now. — I thank the goodness and the grace, | i Zs
When the supply of water was running low, it Baie my a nave eS : WW
commenced to rain, and it rained all day, and ogee a. anid STD Se | Hi oe
when a lot of rain water had been secured, the ese a i Hi
mate and Mr. Wakefield commenced a washing Thank God for His great kindness to you, and i Hi | ee
day. Mr. Wakefield washed in the English remember that where much is given much will | il He:
fashion, but Dado helped in another way. He be required. a | Be
took off his shoes and stockings, and, taking hold <“- Se Ze i l ! ee
with both hands of a rope above him, he jumped + ee ae ee
| vigorously on the clothes. This mode of wash- Ghe Christian Endeavour Page. Hh) i :
ing was quite new to Mrs. Wakefield, but I have ~~ BY T. P. DALE. A
seen it a hundred times in Scotland, save that Recs eary ii i
| there the washerwomen dispense with the rope. TOPICS FOR JANUARY. i
The washing operations were completed by Mrs. January 1st.—The making of a Christian: tf i l Bi
Wakefield, who acknowledged that her male his birth.—John iii. 1—8. HN) { :
assistants had done well. ak Sanka The first of an important series of topics Nh a
| On June 2nd the “Emily” reached Zanzibar, to be considered monthly. . In all new WT
where Mr, and Mrs. Wakefield were kindly enter- departures it is the first step that counts. . ANE
tained, and Dado was not overlooked. _ Bishop “Many people are tossed all their lives on i i
Tozer had left word that the whole of the mis- - a sea of doubt and misgiving for want of a ||
| sionary party should be received into the Mission real new birth.”—PAGET. : Hh
House, of which he was the head. Drummond’s sermon on ‘“ Marvel Not,” in Hl
es Zanzibar is not considered a healthy place, but «The Ideal Life,’ will be found helpful. i
to the African boy the climate was congenial, and ; ; Hi i
his health improved. In connection with the January Sth.— Matthew's Message : the pro- i i
mission there were forty-seven black boys, who mised Messiah.—Matt. xxi. 111. WH
had all been slaves, but while they were being Another monthly series on the books of tl
_ brought to Zanzibar to be sold by public auction, the New Testament. Study the introduction aii i
they had been captured and released by British to this Gospel in some good commentary, i tl
men-of-war ships. Dado had them all as com- such as the Cambridge or the Century Bible. Ha
panions and playmates, and no doubt thoroughly Observe the frequent recurrence in Matthew i i
enjoyed himself. He remained at Zanzibar till of the phrase, “that it might be fulfilled.” nn
July 16th, when he left with Mr. Wakefield. Mrs. January 15th.—Am I my brother's keeper ?— He
Wakefield followed by-and-by, but she only lived Gen. iv. I—13. ai HH
afew years. She died in the triumph of faith, on The world’s answer, “ Look after number § i i i
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Hees TREE EI 4 re “oy as : C.E. AND BIBLE STUDY.
1 a Hi Gana: ee Sect Pe Beteble of the It is gratifying to find that in the prayer-meet- |
Ua ar pe : ing topics for the coming year provision is made
al | i PR ne es oe Lar waysels, for a systematic course of Bible study. This is |
es ge Just as if Jesus had never lived, an encouraging sign: Complaint has sometimes
i Ft ie i | | As if He had never died. Sep that the se eae, eer oe young
Tae BET | a . yyale people has been neglect y t hristian
Hee a January 22nd.—Watching for souls.—Ezek. Fo geayour movement. It should not be for-
I ce he bl Sete lt : gotten that ours is essentially a spiritual move-
= Hee eh BL Consider the question of personal evan- ment, and that our weekly meetings are designed
hae Pee | gelism. “Go and try to save a soul, and 9 be of a devotional character. Still, as Dean
Se ie Hee you will see how well it is worth saving. Church has said, “Devotion, to be kept pure,
a 4 HE ae Not by pondering upon it, nor by talking of needs ideas as well as feelings,” and a merely
mi ii ie it, but by serving it, you learn its precious- emotional religion, which has no deep roots in
me aR ES ness.”—-PHILLIPS BROOKS. the understanding, is apt to grow up into a feeble
H | i i t January 29th.—The making of a Christian: and flaccid plant.
a \ Hy Lae his name.—Acts xi. 19 —26. We welcome, therefore, the prescribed course
oy a la | Bring out the origin and significance of of study upon the books of the New Testament,
os i 3 Hi i . the name. Valuable help may be found in ¢™Phasizing, as it does, the special message con-,
= Hi i a Trench’s “ Study of Words,” and in Farrar’s tained in each. The Bible is not $0 much a
Sa ie iA “Life of St. Paul.” Emphasize the practical book as a collection of books, a literature in
md tae side. A Christian is one who reminds you. fact. Jerome called it the Divine Library; and
Ss i a of Jesus Christ. this aspect of the: Bible is again being more
Be Ha i clearly recognized and understood.
a an NEWS FROM OUR OWN SOCIETIES. It would be excellent practice for Endeavourers
ae it From the “Christian Endeavour Times” and during each month to read through the particular
me ie ay other sources one can occasionally glean some book of Scripture assigned, with a view to master-
ee ee Yi intelligence of what is being done in various parts. ing individual characteristics. We treat the Bible |
mf nd of our Denomination. This has been a season as we do no other book. Our favourite authors
ice: VERE i of anniversaries. At Congresbury the Rey. F. are eagerly devoured from title-page to colophon,
1 ie aw Be Clements preached on the Sunday, and at a- while the Bible is seldom read except in snippets.
ee ad eee young people’s service, held in the afternoon, we It will be a great advantage to us to.consider the
me ee are glad to hear that a number decided for books as a whole. A good deal of the prevalent |
ie Hee Christ. Equally gratifying is the news from doubt and uncertainty with regard to the Bible
= Hh Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, where the anniver- arises from our imperfect acquaintance with its
He Sary sermons were preached by the Rev. H. contents, and from the manner in which it has
mi ie Watts. At the evening prayer-meeting four per- been given to us. God spake unto the fathers
Ba a sonal decisions were made, while in the after- at sundry times and in divers manners, and they
: i i, noon seventy-five children expressed their wish to who most truly understand the character and
| ie i follow Jesus. The report says that forty-eight method of Divine revelation are provided with
ie ie Endeavourers are church-members, and that in the best antidote and defence from popular
i a i four years they have raised £60 towards the scepticism. It will be worth while, therefore, to
Bie q HX _ extinction of Trust debt. At Slaithwaite the learn how the Bible grew and what it actually
eg ae Revs. H. M. Booth and A. Winfield took part in contains.
ee iy a the anniversary celebrations. At Kingswood There are, however, many ways of Bible study,
: | i He (Zion) sermons were preached by the Revs. and while I urge attention to these topics on the ~
bits he W. Locke Smith and T. P. Dale; at Belmont messages of the books, yet for daily devotional
tis i i (Exeter) by the Revs. R. J. Edwards and F. E. use it may be wise to follow the carefully selected
1) tay Watts; and at Redfield (Bristol) by the Rev. portions of the I.B.R.A. For these, it must be
Me Ae James Roberts. Durham Road (Gateshead) remembered, are not arbitrarily chosen, but bear
Fy a 4 Society was favoured at their anniversary by an directly upon the Sunday School lesson, and thus
a it bt address from the Rey. E. D. L. Thompson, of in another form they secure the regular and
ie tegen Sierra Leone, on Christian Endeavour in West systematic study of God’s Word.
i iD die Africa. Bloxwich Society gave a’curiosity supper The Secretary will welcome brief accounts of
y i : on behalf of the building fund of the new Sunday’ any work of a special character among our own
i Schools. Redland Grove (Bristol) Society has societies, and will be glad to furnish information,
\ ae been resuscitated, with very gratifying results. It if desired. Write him about C.E. or I.B.R.A.
He has enjoyed the pleasure of a visit from Miss. work. Address:
# at i E. B. Vivian, of Camborne, a member of the Rev. T. P. Dale,
ay National Executive. 43, Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
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Hmong the Hged in Famaica. Gates. A more comfortless abode than hers it i| il :
would be difficult to imagine, and her bodily pain ie I
BY MRS. JOHN CHINN. was intense. A slave in her early days, ‘a hard i I; ;
fe Gaus life throughout, truly her heart could not con- \ Hh i
N most villages in England there are to be ceive the things that God had prepared for her. 1) / i li
| found a few old people who seem to |i aE) Gael H| | i
live the life of a bygone age, and are Po PS. oe ee wy i =
never happier than when they are talk | | V/A: [eggs Whe
ing of the “ good old times.” It is the same pe ee es Sei —— = 3 a, eee ss nat | :
in Jamaica, except that it is the bad old times | = 9 9 gece aS ~ fe i I | H
of which they speak. I have had many talks [> i a ea a ee ! i 4 i 2
with those who spent their early days in the |) ss de Ween 8 ae ge a | \ a
bondage of slavery; they will speak with tears |) |e pF See ae teh |
4 in their eyes of “when freedom come,” and Re gg Pet, a ao Be ‘e : i i 4
‘though they were then too young to remember 7 a we ee i i ee
very much of slave life, it is evident that |e .\. pes i . eo E t : 4 i
emancipation was to them a great event, for = ; a eg i Bey a Ne o
which they were taught to thank God. 7 oa. fe lle al i re
A number of the old people in the village a Se = Sa a, Aa ani &
of Stony Hill are members of our Church. ef | le oe oe ‘ a i | 1 ii ae
Some of them are too feeble to attend, but |e ee ie ees en i i ii!
| they prize very highly their connection as. oe —— “ AW
; with us. a. bes Y — a
The first of these that I saw in her own [fe go ee Se . Me
house was for many years a class-leader, but jammy 4 SS |. - Hove
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has for a long time been confined to the [Rae A Lee rae = Wh
house. On my arrival she at once began to |= > a \ ; a oe
speak to me of her early life in the Church, a [Sos bie eres Fs ; Ha
and then went on to say how real the Saviour [Be ff +e es i HI
was to her, and now she could not go to His [Me | ee & Hl
house, He came and spoke to her, and, she SS Pog og eo | so a ni
said, she could see Him as clearly as she then a as Bee! Se Bn we |
saw me. I could not understand all she said, |e ore eee Seis s WZ es Uren / | ii
| but what I did understand, together with her |@as Agee er Se “gprs Hl) ii
graphic manner of speaking, made a deep Two aged Members at Stony Hill, Jamaica. i HH ti
impression on me. 3 : AN i
Another, and older, lady, who has since gone Qne day she said to me: “He’s coming for me i
to her Eternal Rest, had just as keen a sense of o-night.” It was not that night, but a few days | 1)
God’s presence. For many years she had suffered ater He came, and it was with a feeling of glad- Hal
| great pain, and for some weeks before her death ness that I heard her end had come, and she had a |
| was confined to her bed. I never went to see gone where pain and suffering are no more. HH
: her without thinking what a glorious change it It is very interesting to hear some of the old nA
would be to her when she got inside the Heavenly people talk, though it is difficult to understand Hh lh
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i a i a tures t ase e habi ing, J rnin’ s 1 misse I was ne she, selves, clasp-
WH Nae by ges dressed into th d morn ” «Mor >” had r, but Ae Saqy ce them knees, c qd
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Hi al FI to be se vee “Goo orning ? ’s massa: scot When aieise “alling oA her a ate |
Hie Hi A ee €.§-: is m ow rive ight. y alway me On tears ;
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Hh Hal hee Hh saree em, u In; to 5 i t Bea t by W u : 1
AeA Le ee | th yo orn k me lt 8 ve way fe VSL hers, too f she
Hii He i Le ing to ae de m as ced ha tive t my in A been as.1
I ae EEE ing >. how for to tucke ag joy a nds had then ace
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ft Go | rae a : uS, oO S iece oO rith 2 ng r chee 1 was peck eigh
i a i aia miss 7 an Her 1ec 1 wi ing her and ne sj ut be y
Ai eg HE Ei day icine. ith a p und ; her wn irch, ‘he or f abo inquiries,
He Heh i i One edicit S, Wl ras bo hat ; do to chu det daby o ny ing
Nig HE | me m knees, ad w ted a only ome e food. bby baby rer to my
La WE me Se to her her he hat res vered c ted some ;» chubby Seon ne
ili ce Ha : y up hips; h don th nd coy duty for needed ughing, aid, in a ickney, hér scer
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Bea ! eae ane done g at Nee MnO) laught Emme tc ety) .
Bi We d ithout s ad was onth: d-daug brough peor they ‘
oe ri i Fil coloure e witho es that h hand . - mc her gran on broug f perhaps ages ; é)
= uti ae ere of shoe inher Stags ittle further 1 lady o Il their they are),
= 4 ie ie Hy fe ~pair vhile Lother in, A little An ole fs ORES olde 4 vices,
| tae ae Re vith a Ise, y no, ‘Well, N t pal 4 Ss. ifficult "ears Sery
: a Hi i } eone 5 her along S73 cWe (Me g0 ne?” of distre (it is diffi many y to our house
mo | som elp issus.”_ Dee ones e ( eee ly ther
Se if Ha & | stick to ; es ge morning notin’ a af = of ag’ know ao Hs 4 out of ather, and
| a: : Good m Sa oor uo ir d ever Ver) he wee her,
4 i i “ Good do t a ssus 5 inqu an ney es was bad ked
td i DOU CO: Mi 3 she thers : com arly of be Tas ” to
me Nut REL do y in. tion, bro my who nearly ell dis ?
Bea He \} how d pa rsa I of been by a sp rt be Ves :
a Nh He 3 issus, ba of conve nd had ae she had b om) by ce for es Mv plenty ; I
== au) i iE ee course living, a ra pho af whic (one ro o dry ohare oo ha oes dey
= 1 Ne Fenis Mee i. members Dem she ee any Yes, Bee dem,
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Z cB BE cg emar a? ‘i ich, ri Ah! Dae * such nes ssible, Ly. |
| see ss ep issus Ti Ah! 4 moking, ne me “see: 1 ly as po lave. \ °;
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whi REE aie Mos it is as ages king to ir mou e ick im flog ¢
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. she said, in response to a small coin I put in her I think the best way to describe one who is, (| | i
hand. “T’ank you, my buckra pickney” (white I believe, both the oldest inhabitant of Stony | ! a
child) “t’ank you, my sweetie missie; tell minister Hill and the oldest member of our Church there, ; i i x
‘Good evening’ for me; walk good, missus.” is to give you his own words: “I was a slave; i) i |
Her wrinkled face shone with smiles, and I came «used to saddle my massa’s horse ; I born before i| i! he j
away thinking that it sometimes costs very little Trelawry war. I ’member King William and i| : he
to make another happy. I wish I could show Queen Adelaide. When freedom come I ’member \ || i
you Mother Sas I first saw her. I thought 1 my massa say I was eighteen years of* age. I i| i | ie
had never seen a quainter picture. It was my never get a floggin’; I allays did my work. My | ‘
third Sunday in Jamaica. I had gone with Mr. massa like me, I like him. I see plenty of i) i | i es
Chinn to Allman Hill and, after the service she, floggin’ for misbehave’. My fader come from | Hi i ;
among others, came forward to welcome him Africa. When freedom come I ha’ liberty ; before, qi i 5

_ back and to greet me. She was dressed all in we get every other Saturday, and had to go to ~ | | ij
white ; her head was bound with a white kerchief market and sell our provisions on Sundays, for i i :

. and peeping from beneath the kerchief were dey gie us a piece of land to work. I can’t do | | | i es
her short, silver-grey curls, while her face was notin’ now, all my limbs gettin’ numb. I tankful i i i Be
wreathed with smiles of welcome. It was a I spend very nice days, for I gie mysel’ to Christ - ii | Vig
picture of beautiful old age, and my heart went before ’prentice time. I allays go to service wid a ee

out to her on the spot. Many times since then my fader, and I get good satisfaction from de i | | =
have I seen her, and never without the same Book. I ha’ a good foundation; Christ is my i Hh | ee
sweet smile of welcome, except when I had to Fader and my Moder. I know I am a sinner, i Hi | ;

: say good-bye, and then the smiles had to give way “but Christ is a good Christ to me. When I am | | | ; es

to tears. One of our old and faithful church- in fever, I call upon Him, and He physic me. il '
members is Father N——, and often would he I hope He will find de heart as clean as a stream a i eee
come to see us and talk over the work of the of water runnin’.” i | i
Church. One day Mr. Chinn and I were just This old man is blind and almost helpless, | Hh eee
taking leave of him after a chat, when he came but his faith is strong, in spite of his environ- i il / or
close up to me, and whispered, “Missus, I got ment, and, as we contemplate such lives, we i i eB
some beans, I bring ’em to you when dey ripe.” must thank God the love of Christ is not only for ij i i | Se
“Thank you,” I began, but he interrupted me the cultured and the rich, but that its power is i Ni

i quickly with, “Don’t tell me t'anks till you get felt by those who have so little else in this life AE a

é ’em,” and we rode away, all heartily laughing. to make them glad. i t
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oreign issionary Secrebarys JYobes. eg
| A DELIGHTFUL INCIDENT. viction that God had called them to this form of | (|

URING a recent visit to Manchester, in Christian service. No college can fail of the. 4 i i)

: D consequence of a courteous com- right results which begets and fosters a spirit and ae i | &
munication from the honoured Prin- temper such as that evinced by these students. a
: cipal of our ,College, we paid a visit Whether we can send these brethren depends on a

; to that seat of sacred learning. The object of the spirit of our Churches. There can be no i i

{ the visit was to have an interview with several of doubt whatever that all of them are needed on ) i uth

| the students who had expressed to Mr. Sherwood one or other of our stations. Will our Churches AWE i

; a strong desire to be engaged, at the close of make it possible for the Foreign Missionary i)

their College course, in foreign missionary work. Committee to send them? HL

Nearly all of a group of four testified to a distinct OUR MISSIONARY INCOME. | | 1
F drawing to East Africa. We were much im- Our foreign work was never more, if ever i i
i - pressed with the spirit of these young gentlemen, equally, embarrassed than it is at the present A l
their earnestness, intelligence and the careful and time. We have a serious overdraft at the bank, - i
prayerful way in which they had reached the con- — yet, in spite of this fact, our work was never more I | i
i: i

: a ee OO ee EET eta, aE
ae | | successful on some of our stations, and the of Missionary Work.” We do not plead for a |
ih ill Hea requests for additional missionaries never more new society, we have sufficient for the work wait-
a Hi earnest and pathetic. The doors are wide open, ing to be done, but we do most earnestly com-
iy i a and earnest inquirers are passing through in mend the pledge of this new society. It reads as |
nee HU Hi great numbers, but we have no one to place over follows:
Va them to shepherd them. “They are sheep with “I hereby declare my intention to live on
ie i} HT | out a shepherd.” the same scale that I would have to live on
tl ; * i f i A DEEPER SPIRITUAL LIFE. were I a missionary (i.e., as economically as
a aa ee | There can be no doubt that the real solution possible, consistent with my health and use-
ee ||, Ue i Pe of the financial difficulty is a deeper, broader, fulness), and to devote all my surplus income
nee i ag WEE} more passionate spiritual life. But earnest to the Lord’s work as He may direct.”
= i ‘4 i i | _ thought, and a careful consideration of secondary There is much involved in this pledge ; it may
BRE il EF causes, will always be needed, and their proper be ideal, but we are satisfied it strikes the right
ae ae | place accorded them. To all our friends we beg keynote, and is the essence of the spirit and |
; ii fl i to commend the following, and timely words: teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. “He came
ae Hoe i eal “We believe that in very many cases it is not not to be ministered unto, but to minister.”
ES t i i i lack of spiritual life that is responsible for the EAST AFRICA.
Soe [ a i i smallness of a contribution, but simply the fact News came to hand a few days ago. from the j
= : ie ha! that the question of Gop’s CLAIM UPON THE Rev. J. B. Griffiths, announcing the safe arrival
eh ia S| MONEY OF His PEOPLE has never been duly faced of himself and party, in good health, at Kilindini
= ee ih i or studied. It is lack of consideration, even. (Mombasa) on December r4th. The party had
: a ie eat more than lack of consecration, that is responsible had, on the whole, a pleasant journey, and were
= | a 2 for the empty coffers of missionary societies,’ delighted to be once more in East Africa.
“a i Hh : i ours among the rest! ‘My people do not con- On their arrival they had the surprise and joy |
= ‘ i He, ii sider,” is an old-time charge. of meeting none other than a member of one of
| 4 Uh i THE TWO STANDARDS. our home Churches, Mr. Sharrocks, of Salford. :
= We Hr | Even among those who do give some measure We can imagine what a délightful experience this |
Se a He i of consideration to this great and urgent pro- meeting would be. We shall hope to hear some-
os ye iat blem there are two standards of obligation. One thing from Mr. Sharrocks, on his return home, |
med Wee) standard for the missionary and one for the about his visit and about our mission. |
Hg Pe Be) ordinary stay-at-home Christian. The mission- DR. JONES.
: Hye Hae ary must, of course, deny himself, expect and In consequence of a dense fog, the s.s. “ Mon-
lf i cl accept hardship, and be joyfully content, without — golia,” by which Dr. Jones is travelling to China,
: Ih q tie i not a few of the things which those at home did not sail till the day following the one
: Ki § i i count a necessity. But by whose authority are announced, viz., December 24th, instead of
SS Uf 1 these things demanded from the missionary, while December 23rd. He sent a very cheerful note
li ae 4 we at home are excused? If the missionary, by from “down channel.” Our friend is now well
: ie A the very nature of his call and work, is required on his way, indeed, will not be far from his
: i ne daily to deny himself and live a life of strenuous destination, all being well, by the time these
Lik A self-abnegation, are not we in the home, under “Notes” are in the hands of our readers. He
= lt Hi i] easier conditions, under the same solemn obliga- has gone with a very cheerful spirit to a very
1 i dl iA tion to sustain him in that strenuous, self-deny- great work.
lit i ing and heroic life of service for Christ and ‘TO MINISTERS AND MISSIONARY SECRETARIES. |
; | 4H iE humanity in the same spirit? There can be but We have great pleasure in calling the attention
Hi AE one answer: We are! of ministers, and circuit and church missionary
4 aL f- ii A NEW MISSIONARY SOCIETY. secretaries, and to all who have to do with mis-
| i 1 i America is the home of new institutions and of — sionary collectors’ prizes, and missionary reading |
i i Pe new enterprises. In missionary work in many circlés, to an admirable catalogue of missionary
1 } departments, and on many fields, they lead the books which has been prepared by the Young
j ue | way. A new society has recently been com- People’s Missionary Secretary. It gives, in addi-
ae A menced, the “ Heroic Movement for the Support tion to a first-class list of missionary books, the |
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i WORK IN WENCHOW. ae } | /
prices of the same, and the name of the pub- ship, and missionary enthusiasm, stand in the | il le
lishers. No one will now be able to say they very front line, hence his fitness for the task i | a
did not know the names of good missionary accomplished in this work. We have read it i il ee
) books nor their prices. It is to be earnestly through twice, and intend to read it again, and | | | #4
wished that henceforth missionary books will be re-1ead it. It shows, with the skill of a master, | : He
given for missionary prizes for missionary collect- that missions of a universal sweep do not rest on i i Wie
ing; there may have been some excuse in the the doubtful authority of a few isolated passages HE
past for neglect of this rule, but there cannot of the Bible, but are of the very texture of God’s i | :
be now. These catalogues can be obtained, on Holy Word. It renders other valuable service i i
application, from the Missionary Secretaries, or over and above its main one, which makes it a | il i #
from the Book Room, London. book of great worth. But it is because of iis i ih i
: JAMAICA. — main theme that we urge it on the attention of Hh, | ! :
In a letter to hand to-day from Mr. Bavin, he all our ministers and readers. i i] | H 3
says of himself and family, “All are well,” and WENCHOW. HA hi s
further, “that while the year of 1904 has been Dr. William Edgar Geil tells us in his fascina- va ' i
one of toil and struggle, the year of 1905 appears _ ting book, “A Yankee on the Yangtze,” that of i Hi H ae
full of hope and promise. Buildings are rising, the 15,000 Chinese youths who go up for the i i i | ;
and the people assembling for worship. New _ triennial examination to the city of Nangking, the | ii i =
members are being gathered in, notwithstanding proportion of passes is one per hundred. So i | i | 2
some serious decreases. At the District meeting, highly is literary distinction coveted by the people i i | I ae
in January, they are likely to have many reasons of China that some unsuccessful candidates con- i a i z
for praise and thanksgiving.” This is cheering tinue to attend these examinations up to ninety jj i i oe
news. . 5 years of age. i i] iT ae
A NOTABLE MISSIONARY BOOK. In view of these facts, the following, from i 1
We beg to call the respectful attention of all Wenchow, is not without significance: “Last mail _ i ii |
our friends to a notable missionary book by Dr. from Wenchow brought news that six students, i | | ee
F. R. Horton. The title of the said book is, and four others who had attended our College v0
“The Bible a Missionary Book” (publishers, during the first half of the year, but who had i i ; / ee
: Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier; price 2s. 6d. been unable to return for the second half on | i ss
net). It puts the Bible in a new position, and account of distance from Wenchow on the one HA
most vital, in relation to the great missionary hand, and place of examination on the other, had } i \g
| question. Dr, Horton’s saintship and scholar- obtained the Chinese B.A. degree!” MH
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| BY A. H. SHARMAN. i i ee
URING the past year I have been drawn’ managed to get this Vie-k’a and his two brothers | i
into much closer intercourse with the put in prison, and this matter was not settled until i | i
| people, and have heard a good deal of a good sum of money was paid, which was sub- 1 i
their sufferings. scribed by the Christians. There are few doors Hi
One case was that of a man called Vie-k’a, in China which the silver key will not open. I i
| whose wife had had “a few words” with another One day I was preaching at a distant village Hi ni
man’s wife, whereupon this latter woman com- which had a mortal feud with another one. Three | i
mitted suicide. The husband then put the coffin people had already been killed and two Christians aH eH
containing the body of his wife in the house of had been carried off ; I was asked if I would not |
this Yie-k’a, and charged him and his wife with request the magistrate to get these two men set | i
| causing his wife to take her life. This aggrieved free. It seemed very hard not to do what they i I
husband, by means of the judicious application wished, but it would have required soldiers to | il
: of money to the underlings of the magistrate, have been sent, and I told them I could not do hi HH
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| ue fii Bell that, but would write to the men who carried off There are hundreds of villages around Wenchow |
i ai pu the Christians and do what I could in that way. where there is not one Christian to bear witness i
an H i: it But it did no good ; what they wanted was money, to the truth; truly, “the harvest is great, but the |
an i and the people had one hundred and thirty labourers are few.” -
ed ie at pounds to pay as ransom before these two men There is a man for whom I feel truly sorry, a
ia 4 F | were released. While I was preaching at this Christian living away among the mountains. A
tei Wee place I heard the firing of a gun, which was to powerful neighbour came and carried off one of
a ca ee inform their enemies that they were ready for his cows, then another, then some dye (these
“ i it tT 4 them if they came, and T heard that sixteen men things were worth sixty pounds); afterwards he
= { i tht Brie had been on duty every night for the last four or had his rice crop cut, and now the next harvest
ee ee ee He five months so that the village should not be is threatened. Poor man, what could he do?
ss ae ae attacked unexpectedly. It was in this same rough He is like a lamb in the power of a wolf. Per-
: 1 dq u Bei district that I was travelling one day when ‘some- haps you say, “Why does he not tell the police-
| i) Hi Hel one called out the not very comforting words, man?” He has been already many miles to the |
Bi i He Bee Pile DRS We ee i a ag Nearest one to. tell -him, but
eg a ie -) that is not much good, for
= la | . ‘| the policeman is afraid to
me ty Fee 2 tt : | anything in hi
mi Ne Le | Se : tees a |
a Bee ee ee ee See | magistrate, but then it is not
me ay Pete a es. ee oe ee much good for a poor man i
mae ee ee | ck the magistrate, for |
~ ij 4 HEY, Hy Ba. a : 2S ee ee | Sa io ENC oe one needs tg have a degree
i Fae i ee ieee Wa a pe ge ee gee + or money to get a fair hear-
HW Mes Be ee eee) ing. In every law court
Meee Hee Soe Ss. eee bk ee = ial Se ee there are a large number of
me ad be : Se ae gan ape asa SRST ay om s ieee underlings who have no :
— i i f sree So eae et Bea ea eerey eos Wapss Re HAS fixed salary, and they have
a He ie He ee sto squeeze their livelihood |
hide Miia Bee as Se eee! out of the unfortunate 4
: (4 HE See: ae ee Se i a Se i oe ot people who become involved
Hi He he: ee See oe eS Bea cane in lawsuits and so get into
Wa he He eee arte gp er esses? es Be j their toils. But, even if the
ie i i = ——SSE ae magistrate knew this may
he i i if Mv Ao, near Wenchow, showing Pulpit and Forms carried off by the had g es oan ae eee i
3a: ie ae eH heathen. a ae eon eee oe 2
= ie i “Kill him!” Td : es ; help, for it wou av :
ey Pa : o not think he would have dared meant sending soldiers up there, and there might
Ht ‘ --~~———s to have tried, but it just shows how much some of have been bloodshed. So; altogether, the lot of
Hie faba is these people love the foreigner or rather how these poor people if once they begin with a law
ie He HT much they need to. case is sad indeed; it often results in their finan-
ih A Hee But the people generally seem kindly disposed cial ruin, and evén that of their descendants, who i
iy f | HE to the missionary, and willing to listen to his for many years may be involved in the conse- ‘
ng i Li He message. I had a pleasing instance of this one quences of a lawsuit.
i ' p i. ! day when I was passing through a’ large village But it is not only our part to listen to tales of . i
i a He where probably no foreigner had been seen suffering, it is also our privilege to tell these |
i a i before. I stayed to have some food, and upon people of One who can comfort the sad, |
H ae ie offering money to the man, he refused. I, of strengthen the weak, and save to the uttermost, k
i a uf Bi course, pressed him again, knowing their.custom and in this work I am glad to say that both in the - '
Hl | We cf refusing at the first what they fully intend to city and in the country around there is much to 4
, Ei accept in the end, but this man evidently was encourage us. The city congregation. continues ae
i ee desirous of doing a kindness to the missionary. to increase. The Christians have subscribed to
ay a
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SE inte SIT ae tae Pee eee eee S pe : 2 0 Poietea eee Ss ESE : = eRe
Peete irr Dim
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buy many new forms, and on Communion Sun- I was coming, and just before I arrived they had | : | &
| day we have one of the largest congregations in smashed in a Christian’s shop, broken the pulpit, i i 5;
j China. and carried off that and the forms to the side of H| Wl
: The hospital, under the care of our good Dr. the river, so that when I landed with a boatload | ‘|
( Plummer, continues its beneficent work; it is a of Christians from another ‘place, these things | i Hes
centre of light and healing in the darkness and were all scattered about as a kind of intimidation, | We
sickness around. A new ward for women has or at least a dubious welcome. I was advised | | ie
been opened. It is hoped that the new hospital not to go into the village, but I did not like to . qa i
will be built during the coming year. give up the idea, at least until I had seen the i i Ht
The good work carried on in the new College people, so I went on and came to the shop which | : i ‘&
is also an important branch of our mission work. had just been damaged. The people were all i ik i
Many of the students come from the homes of the standing around in an open space, so I spoke to Hl | i
upper class, and if these young men can be won them and held a short service in which I exhorted | \ | &
| to Christ they will have a good and powerful them not to persecute the Christians, but to | iH ) / :
| influence on a large circle of educated people. believe the Gospel. No doubt many of them had “Hl i | \¢
We all wish Mr. Chapman health and strength, never heard the Gospel, and their opposition was i | ; i
_and every success in this noble work, for which largely due to ignorance. It was many months i) | Hi Be
he is so well qualified. before things became quiet at this place, partly aa H
Mrs. Soothill has now resumed charge of the owing to the influence of the Roman Catholics, i / / z
girls’ school, of which. she had the care for so who tried to prevent a peaceful settlement, but uy A ee
many years previous to going home on her last now services are at least tolerated, and we hope ei) | / i
furlough. The school is doing a greatly needed that many in this village will become earnest i i} i 5
: work and is in a flourishing condition. Christians. \| | |
The boys’ school, of which I have had the I had quite a different reception at another i 2
oversight for two or three years has greatly in- station I visited, where the foreigner is seldom a |
creased. There are now 200 boys. It is, I trust, seen. A man, in all the glory of his official i i a
not only an educational, but also an evangelistic robes, came out to welcome me. He was not a i HH ) 5
force. A good number of the boys are Chris- great man by any means, but it showed a friendly i | : me
tians, and I hope may lead many of their school- spirit. On another occasion, it was still more i : i cine
_ fellows to Christ. It is mainly the religious pos- encouraging, for at this place, when they heard | i / eo
' sibilities of the school that make me so interested a foreign pastor was coming, they hung up ai i Se
' in its success; it is, indeed, like a field which is Chinese lanterns in the chapel, and the chief Ht i
i white already unto harvest. The work up _ point was that the heathen themselves had joined i th oo
country is also making encouraging progress. In in making this kind welcome. i ie:
our mission we have now over 120 stations. The One Sunday I was at a place about twenty nH Hi
preaching-place is usually the private house of miles up the river, when twenty-eight people were Ae
some Christian; we do not generally pay any- received into the Church. I examined many |) ae
thing for this, but sometimes a little rent is given; others, but. they were deferred for various i Hi
then we have a few ancestral temples where ser- reasons; those admitted into the Church had We =
vice is held, and about five foreign-built chapels. been on probation a long time—more than three Wi A 5
To write the origin of all these causes would form years some of them. I always feel that while to i ii 3
an interesting chapter on pioneer missionary delay a man publicly entering the Church does | i tli ae
‘ work. One place I went to was about eighteen not necessarily keep him out of Heaven, to let | i eo
miles from any other preaching station. I asked one unworthy member into the Church may by q Hi
the local preacher at whose house the service was his influence keep someone out. The reception i |
held, how this cause was started. He said that of so many on one day made a memorable time. 1 Hl i
ten years ago he was under conviction of sin, and Oh, that each one “may adorn | the doctrine of ih ;
; came a long way to hear the Gospel, and then God our Saviour in all things ! Such times as | He
: believed to the salvation of his soul. He returned these cause one to realize the wonderful adapta- Hi | i
. home, and at once commenced services in his _ bility and universality of Christianity, how it can Hi (i
d house which have been continued ever since. not only win the people of the West but can, i il
I visited a place which has been recently appeal to the hearts of those living in an Eastern ih
: opened, called Mi’Ao. At first the people were land. And it is from such occasions as these Hl
willing for services to be held, but afterwards that the missionary gets fresh inspiration to i
' changed their minds, and said they would not let preach more earnestly and hopefully that glorious na
the Christian doctrine enter their village. I Gospel whose power can reach to every race, and a Hi
reached this place one morning. They had heard whose privileges are open to every people. i HH
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Vat ba Eight Hundred and Fifty Miles in a Canoe.

A ABER | |

a I / \ BY J. H. PHILLIPSON. : ?
ie Hl H EFORE describing a journey towards and went overland to Dumi, to overtake Mr. |
Wie an H B the interior of Africa in a canoe, it Anderssen. My reason for going overland was |
le UH HI will perhaps be as well to give the because it was the shortest way, and I hoped to
aa vee H a i : reader an idea of the make and shape see a few people at a village called Chalalu en |

i H i i i of this wonderful and necessary contrivance. route. It was a fine morning, and the birds were

= co Bae | Canoes vary in size and durability, some being singing their songs, which sounded sweeter

| a FRRe Hie made of English oak, while others, which are than I had heard before, as the song of birds is

: th i He required for light burdens only, are of poplar. not one of the glories of the African bush. The |

mi i i Hl The former are capable of carrying heavy odours from the flowers under foot were vastly |

S| tl Hee weights. The canoe is made hollow with a chisel- varied, and withal exceedingly refreshing

a Ab I shaped tool, and varies in length from twelve to through the influence of a heavy dew, which |

=e He a : : Seis : wrapped the earth as in a blanket |

SS ae. ie ii ees. ieee > Gis: Wane during the night. |

= ee Feet ci ee re ee es ’ After an hour on~the road, |

Ss hia ia ay ee ray By, 4 k | travel became wearisome,. the

zs ee i he eee Res ad . heat increasing, and all was as

mi iH i ee Oe Be} silent as the grave. We reached

Re hice teers : rey? rte. Chalalu at last; there were only

| i | terse i s : eight houses, and no signs of |

= ee ce | inhabitants, for, lo! they had |

He hake eo ee eee) Temoved—a thing about as fre- |
We HEY sti oS peewee! quent as a new moon. This was :

BR He ie iF e fe ee eee no strange experience, hence I

: ie Hl ' le ; ‘ Sas i ee = a aE “cs was not surprised, but took note

- i Mi eae oe —— ie S| of things around, and let my heart

Wi HL ee a ee | be cheered by the beauty sur-
: he Hae ae nee ae . =e See | rounding the deserted village.
ie He : ————— ees) juxuriantly in the bush. It varies
ie aa Seene!on the: Ubber Tania in colour; the one most prevalent
Bie We sf : has a purple centre, the edges
ih He \ thirty feet, and from eighteen inches to three feet being pale blue. Another thing which arrested
ti i! ik in width. They are propelled by means of our attention was the variety of birds hovering
ti i | paddles. Travelling by canoe is tolerably safe, so about, a sight not unusual near a deserted town.
ir ee. | long as one sits quietly in the bottom of the First and foremost was the vulture, a grim-looking :
Hi ‘| ( i canoe. creature of huge size. The rice-eater might also
me ie ei Having described the mode of travel, I will be seen, picking up any stray crumbs. There
HY i proceed to the narrative. Mr. Anderssen, the were many other birds, exceedingly beautiful,
i i | Government District Officer, called at Golbantion , which attracted my attention, but I have not time
\ Be t . August 6th, and as I had arranged to leave home ‘ to describe them.
7 i ih for Koro Koro and beyond, he invited me to Leaving Chalalu we crossed a swamp, in which
i a accompany him, as he was going to the end of were numerous water and moor fowl: We then :
8 i: the Tanaland province. I therefore availed came to the boundary of the territory of the
i | ie myself of the offer, packed my goods together, Golbanti chief and his people. Now an open
RE and on the morning of August 8th left Golbanti, plain stretched before us, and on the plain was
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a large house with which is connected an interest- religious teaching, saying they have their wor- | i
; ing custom. This house was erected in order to ship, and, indeed, they do pray. I know some i) He

make a feast to a dead person, on this wise. A men who, morning by morning, commend them- i i x
man of wealth died, and his son inherited his selves, family and property, to God, or Waka, i i |
property, but before taking possession he had to and who shall say that He does not hear. i Vea
make an offering to the great spirit Waka, or the I returned at noon to Dumi, and took a walk | | Ke
spirit of the dead, for the peace of the departed by the side of the river in the afternoon. I i || ie
is not secured until part of his flock has. been espied a quantity of crocodiles, one of which ya
killed and sent after him. Though there is make a desperate effort to capture my dog Max, i ih Ht
a great deal of superstition connected with as he drank at the side, but it was too late, as | | | -
burial, the Galla conception of the life after the dog saw it coming and escaped. We were i} i | &
death is not so revolting as that of many savage delayed here, as our canoes had not arrived as | H I 5
tribes, and this offering of part of the property we expected. On the roth, however, at two il i
shows a belief that the person still lives some- o'clock the canoes came, each being manned by nH i ;
where, and may need the same things as in this strong men and willing, which makes a difference | | | i
life. However, of the Galla customs, religion, of hours on a journey. i} | : I
etc., I may write later. We set out at five o’clock for Kulesa. This Hit ne:

: About noon we reached Dumi, a lake slightly part of the river can be traversed during the HH | es
inland, beside which has been started a cotton night at certain seasons. We were fairly free I i | Ze
plantation. Here I found Mr. Anderssen; we from mosquitoes, and had a comfortable time, i i i i gee
rested during the afternoon and arranged for our changing men at each large town, so that our , : | ! :
departure. speed was rapid. i i |

On the morning of the 9th a number of Gallas At ten o’clock we found ourselves at Kulesa. i iH ze
came to arrange matters as to land, etc., with the Here we cooked supper, and by twelve midnight iH i ee
district officer, and a planter who represents the were tucked under our blankets and mosquito ! | 4
East African Syndicate (residing at Dumi). When nets, under the shade of a large fig tree, where | i |
they had settled their business I accompanied we slept in peace. | il i ae
\ them to their town. They have an aversion to (To be continued.) i i =
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CHAPTER II. - of his most cherished principles to pray before } i} i
A Dovuste DiIsAPPEARANCE. venturing to take any path that opened out before HME
f OM JENNINGS turned deathly white. “him. Principle thus arrested and delayed im- Be i cee
“Not able to find Vesia?” he stam- pulse until it was charged with the quieting Hi | || ;
mered-—yet, while the words were strength inspired by prayer. Mh il
: mechanically uttering themselves, the Many who shared that short devotional ser- } Hl
look of apprehension on the matron’s face gave vice recall it still with a vivid recollection. It | i
him an answer of despair! was carried through with a tension of feeling i { ii
The secretly feared blow had fallen. It had and depth of emotion that made. a deep impres- Ht ii
come cruelly—sooner than anticipated, and under sion, even on the children, who at that time did Hh |
the only circumstances in which he would have not know the inner reason for the missionary’s a
permitted himself to be off his guard. alarm. i Ht i
His first impulse was to abandon prayers and Manuel Falkner, one of Tom’s native assist- i i
rush forth to organize a search. But the habit ants, had chosen a favourite hymn, “ Lead, kindly Hi
of years asserted itself in a moment. Long _ Light,” and the plaintive melody, set to children’s A
before he came to Mendiland it had become one voices, floated out on the evening air of a HH nH
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} alll He heathen land, in strange contrast to the barbarous could recall having seen her within the town |
ais evil: uproar from Mansu’s town, across the valley. walls. Between the mission and her destination, i
Hh a Having read the Scripture portion, Tom knelt in which was not half a mile away, she had un.
Wea i aH the midst of them and lifted his white face to accountably disappeared. There was a vague
i be ( i | pray. impression concerning Butu that he had gone out '
ik te Dee It was a terrible struggle. Appropriate words to a neighbouring faki (farm village), to visit
ee He BH seemed to freeze on his lips, and there was no some friends; there was, however, no satisfactory
Ne OE fire in his heart to melt them. Cruel imagina- confirmation of this. |
3 Hi a i Bae tions peopled the chambers of his brain, yet there Tom’s first struggle on ascertaining the position
me es a was no angel hand to transform them. The was to fight down a suspicion of Butu’s integrity.
= Lee i ane inner calm of his heart was changed to a raging Could it be possible that he had in some way lent
S| i it | storm, and there appeared to be no Master near himself to aid a scheme intended to do away
= 1 eek enough to speak the word that would hush it. with Yesia and destroy the mission at one blow? |
a | if HI The. work of years was melting away—this was a He recalled the verdict of a harsh English |
Ss Whe hee plot to discredit him—he could see the cruel trader, who despised every native. “Don’t trust |
= ed Hae faces of men who smiled to hide their hate. a single man of them: they are all thieves. and ,
Sete Wi He Flash after flash the pictures of despair rushed traitors, if you give them a chance.” |
= a We upon his mind with the rapidity of a Sa aie With an experience that gave the lie to this
mea graph, until out of the confusion a brown face sweeping accusation, Tom had not been slow to
i in ti i took shape with smiling black eyes and cee woolly give the trader a taste of the warm indignation
By Hl | Po Tt was the face of the missionary’s ward he felt at his words. Yet here, surely, was ample
nee Wi el ie ih —~Yesia—the girl-queen, who had handed the verification of the statements he had resented. |
me li chalk to Sir Norman. In a moment thought Butu had been implicitly trusted—had been |
= i 4 iF at gathered coherence round this focal centre and more: of a comrade than-=a Sorgen sana yet now
a | if ‘I prayer burst forth in a passion of intercession it looked as if he had become party to a great
a A which swept upward to the Great White Throne. betrayal.
Wee ane iS Despair passed out of his voice, and the melody Tom’s mind travelled like lightning over '
Ee ee i ne of confidence took its place, as he gripped the Butu’s' record since he had been on the mission:
= ii if An : ses airestt: Stee it was impregnable.. There was not a point at
ee i" ae When prayer was over, a great hush fell with which suspicion could pierce the story of the’
iii ie the benediction—and a quiet strength had taken Jaq’s faithfulness. It was impossible to indict
| i possession of the missionary’s heart. He now him, Extraordinary. and inexplicable as the dual
Bie aii saw his pathway clearly. disappearance was, it was no more possible to
: Wil a, Hts “ Butu!” suspect Butu than Yesia herself—and that was.
ie a There was no answer. out of the question.
: he Hi i “Butu—where are you?” é This ground being clear, the next step was to.
aoe aie Ae ai ~ Butu ’e no deh, sah. We no see am dis inform Chief Mansu and the Governor, invoking
| He : lon’ tem,” “their joint aid to search for the missing ones.
i i i | *“ But he rang thé prayer bell?” Personally the missionary would have preferred
a | * No, sah.” to have gone direct to Sir Norman Jackson and
Be “Who did then?” to him only; but Mendi etiquette demanded that
Hi iI Bi) “T, Shanga, sah!” the chief himself should be first informed in all
ti) Hf il Tom listened with the numbed sense of one matters of this kind.
1 { in a dream, as the story of this double disappear- Mansu and his fellow rulers were having a
it ae ance was unfolded. When the facts had been royal heathen feast when the missionary sought
ee LEB sifted from many confused and excited testi- audience—but_ his merry mood changed the
| a a monies, they threw no light whatever upon what moment he heard the name of Jennings.
| aa Pt had become of those who were missing. Yesia announced. The startled look had almost gone
i a i had started for Mansu’s town with the other when he appeared before Tom—yet enough
Hy iF) children. who were taking holiday in honour of remained for Tom’s quick eyes to note the
y i | HY the Governor’s visit---but not a single witness expression and connect it with conclusions which
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his own mind. night. When Tom returned his own messengers Hi i:
To his surprise the chief was effusively anxious met him with the sorrowful news that they could i | i Z
to send out searchers. He had anticipated reluc- obtain neither clue nor tidings in the neat fakies | ! He Bo
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took to forthwith despatch runners through the ing forest as soon as the dawn permitted—their i} il} We
surrounding country to find the wanderers. The fear now turning from men to wild beasts, which i) i | Whe
Z young missionary knew how Mendi chiefs could \yere numerous in the bush. : | / i
masquerade—how apt they were at feigning ; but Sleepless and distressed Tom turned to his i} : | ; 2
the apparently genuine distress and anxiety dis- oom, counselling everybody to sleep till the new | I i ae
played by Mansu threw him entirely off his guard, day brought the new light that God would give | 1 I 5
and he sought the Governor's quarters accusing them. Sleep would have been an angel of life to i es
himself of harbouring unfounded SUSPICIONS: He himself—but brain and nerves were too over- | | :
would have changed his mae if, a few minutes Wrought. The hours passed with intolerable | i i Es
later, he had seen the look in Mansu’s eyes, a8 slowness: he thought and thought over what had Ht i i ee
he gave his commands to Wongo his confidential happened until from sheer weariness his mind j i i
headman. The gleam of apprehension in the. \as confused, his impressions blurred. He Wl i i ee
cunning eyes of the subordinate implied that he sought relief in prayer and reading. The Hon i | | | Ze
knew perfectly in what manner his master desired seemed like a leaden mantle spread over him—he i | . | ee
his commands to be carried oul He was soon in jitened nervously to interpret the meaning of the Hh | &
the midst of the dancers, shouting the names of a slightest sounds. Turning to his correspondence Hi i : 3
dozen fellows he was entrusting with the He sought refuge in telling his story silently to i i ee
emission: invisible listeners. | He was becoming absorbed Hi | Be
Tom Jennings was making his way to the -the task was concentrating his mind and quiet- | {
Governor’s quarters to lay the matter before his jing his heart when, suddenly, he was arrested by | / " poe
Excellency. There was a-sharp conflict in his 4 noise at the door of his room. i | | | es
heart. Mansu had seemed so genuinely grieved He strode firmly to the door and, opening it, i i | g 2
at the disappearance of Vesia, and so eager to looked out into the corridor. H| | i | Be
facilitate every endeavour to find her—and yet, “Who is there?” i it :
somehow the missionary could not quite dismiss “Me, sah—na me, Shanga,” replied a faint a i ae
from his heart the feeling that constantly reshaped voice from the deep shadow. The pitiful note in i i 1 ae
stself into the form of an accusation against the the words—and the disconsolate form of the i i Mh
chief. He was almost afraid to give the feeling sneaker, as he crept into the lamp-light, went to Ht 1) =
a name, but, whatever it was—an impression, a Tom’s heart. He hardly knew whether to laugh HE i
prejudice, or a presentiment—it returned upon 6, cry, : nn ee
him stronger than ever before he reached home « Why, Shanga, boy, what are you doing here ey | | a
_ that night. at this time of the night?” 1)
Sir Norman welcomed Tom cordially, but his “Me no able for sleep, sah ”—but the haggard al | | Ee
gladness soon yielded to sorrow when the reason face would have told that at a glance. | | Hi
for the missionary’s unexpected visit was dis- “Please, sah—there is one word in my heart i Hh
closed. A brief conference was followed by about Butu I no bin tell you, sah!” 1 li :
prompt decision, and a hour later messengers “Butu—Butu!” said Tom, excitedly, “ what is : i it :
were on their way from the Governor to the it, boy?” me |) i!
nearest Frontier Police depots. (To be continued.) \ \
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| i ie i A What Can I Do; or, How to Help Missions. By of them are indifferent, regarding the matter with [
re i ve i Annette Whymper. - London: The Religious an easy tolerance, or feeling sure that England
ha ae [ Tract Society. Price 1s. 6d. will never yield to Roman Catholicism.” — Mr.
it ie TT The idéa of this book is excellent. To my Nichols deprecates this mental attitude, and
4 Hh ie li tae || knowledge, ladies in different Places meet to believes that so long as it is maintained there is
os va ie if work for missions, and one of their number js real danger. He chiefly relies on a revivifica-
< ee Hi Hel employed in reading aloud while the others knit tion of the evangelical faith, but points out what
Se | or sew. Miss Whymper here provides readings can be done, and ought to be done, in the home,
= Pe HE for such occasions. Having read them all, I can the Sunday School, the Bible class, by lessons,
By iL truly say that they are admirably fitted for the leaflets and lectures. He finally appeals to the
| | Pp Pe purpose intended. They refer to many parts of National Federation of Free Churches, an exist- |
ie Fee: | the mission field: India, China, Persia, Uganda, ing institution which supplies all the necessary ;
= i ia Wie Madagascar, and other places all pass under machinery for effective dealing with the nation |
a) if ABE 6 review. The information supplied is quite up toon this great question. I have been much
oS eel He date, and is given in a clear, interesting style. impressed with this book, which I have read with
= ir if i i Some of the papers are in the form of dialogues, much approval. I should be glad if all the |
= l) 4 i a which gives a pleasing variety to the series. -I readers of the Missionary Ecuo could read this
= Hite i Be cannot praise so highly the pages for children or statement and appeal. |
= i: i ti a the poetry at the cue eit book, but, taken as Lamate: The Life and Adventures of a Christian
= i } A a whole, the work is both creditable and useful. Hero. By Richard Lovett, M.A. London: |
= Hi i it eit The Advance of Romanism in England. a a Ht | ment and an Appeal. By the Rey. J. Broad- Churchyard. Price 3s. 6d.
Hs ee hurst Nichols. London: The Religious I read with the greatest interest and pleasure
Ba He i et Tract Society, St. Paul’s Churchyard, E.C. Mr. Lovett’s “James Chalmers: His Auto-
oie an Price Zee 6d. biography and Letters” ; and I hope to find space
ss Hee Ae In this striking book the author sounds the in the MISSIONARY EcHo by-and-by for an
Hi ‘ Hh alarm as to the advance of Romanism, and the account and estimate of the character and career |
= Hi Hh danger which as a Consequence menaces the Pro- — of this extraordinary man. Meantime, it is my
i a Py testantism of our country.. The appeal is made privilege to direct attention to his new book, in
Bie ae to the Free Churches of England. Whether, as a which the life of the latest missionary martyr is
— He Free Church minister, Mr. Nichols thinks it most presented in “a way to catch the interest and
ie HEE seemly to appeal to them, or whether he thinks sympathy of boys.” The idea of such a work is
— ae that the Established Church is so affected admirable. Boys delight in stories of adventure,
= ae FT with the virus of ritualism that nothing canbe and it is wéll they should be shown that there ,
ae i | hoped for from it, we do not know. In any case, are other heroes besides those who gain their |
= Hi te el the appeal is a striking and cogent one. Some victories amid confused noise and garments rolled
i a a of the figures, which show the recent advances of in blood. A man of daring, of great physical
1g i : {| Romanism, are Startling. “Within little more strength, abounding in energy, full of resource, |
1h ne than half a century the number of priests in zealous in the cause of humanity and God, ‘the |
he Hapa: Great Britain has increased from 958 to 3,589; life of James Chalmers deserves to be studied by
ti é ee the number of churches, chapels and stations, young and old, and to the young especially we
1 ed | from 683 to 1,927, exclusive of chapels of com- think the book—* Tamate i sure to be attrac-
1 ed | munities, which are estimated at 403; the num- tiye. The book is not a mere replica of his former
if ii Hi ber of religious houses and branch houses, from work. Mr. Lovett hasbeen able to introduce a
\ i 23 in 1842 to 838 in 1900. If Protestants were lot of new and interesting matter. The attrac-
ij aes on the alert, realising the danger, and trying to tions of the book are enhanced by a number of
i i | avert it, there would be little to fear, but the bulk illustrations, some of which suggest “moving
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| accidents by flood and field.” I heartily recom- Fairbairn did not attach sufficient importance to i] | | 3
mend this most interesting account of our latest the evidential value of miracles. Perhaps I mis- } fe
“missionary martyr who, having lost his life for apprehended him, for here he shows their force Wi He i
Christ’s sake and the Gospel’s, no doubt realizes and value unmistakably. His teaching may thus Ne a
_ in glory the truth of the Saviour’s promise : “The be epitomized. Miracles imply the existence of | | | Hs Z
same shall find it.” God. If God is, miracles are possible. If i} | | He
The Miracles of Christ. By the Rev. A. M._ miracles are possible, on proper evidence they are iI I tS
Fairbairn, D.D., Litt.D. London: Charles credible. Hume’s objection is a fallacy. What | Hy \ | Fs
‘ H. Kelly, 2, Castle Street, City Road, of the miracles of Jesus? Cari He be explained ii | | i
: Price one penny. on natural grounds? When we consider His i} | i
This pamphlet forms the first of a series of ace, His birthplace, His family, His times, His | Hl i Ss
lectures on “What is Christianity?” Some education, and the opportunity which His time | i
months ago I called attention to this series in offered we say He cannot. Nor can we thus HH | | ee
the columns of the Misstonary Eco, and gave explain His teaching or His character. He was HE
it a general recommendation. The publisher Himself a miracle, and miracles are His fitting i es
has kindly sent me again some of the tracts, and | manner of expression. Take the miraculous out | | Hi
| as our brief space does not admit of mentioning of the Gospel, and you leave nothing behind. I iH i i &
them all in detail, I take the first of the series His enemies could not deny the reality of His A | | :
which, as the heading shows, is on the Miracles ‘miracles. The readers of the Missionary ECHO He i ce
of Christ. The subject is important, especially believe the miracles, for they believe in Him who | | | ge
from the fact that on the crowning miracle of His was the greatest miracle, but it will be a happy in ee
resurrection from the dead the apostle Paul rests thing if thoughtful sceptics will “mark, learn and | Hf =
- the whole edifice of Christianity. In some of inwardly digest” the irrefragable argument of | Ald ; z
his former writings I have thought that Principal this able tractate. 2 ; | ; Es
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| HE Bible says that salt is good, and even was with me knew it better, but we were quite \ i i z
children know that it is very useful. at a loss, and were afraid to move. I had a box tH i ee
Children do not all know, however, how. 20! matches, although I do not smoke; I lit them | ii ) bi
or where it is obtained. The salt we On€ by one, but they did not last long. My i i
use is got from salt brine that is pumped up from friend got out his box of matches—he did smoke . # i ; }
the bowels of the earth; and one of the chief —but they were soon used up. What were we il Na
places where the salt industry is carried on is to do? We did not know. We were at our Wi i s
| Northwich, in Cheshire. When I lived there wits end, when, lo! a lady and gentleman WM
some strange things happened. When some appeared—whom we saw by the light of a lantern Ni ‘it =:
draymen were putting barrels of ale into the he carried in his hand. We soon asked him if Hii i ee
cellar of the “Wheatsheaf Inn,” the floor of the we might walk in its light and, following him and i Hi :
cellar sank and the barrels went with it. A boy his lantern, we safely reached our home. — ; iit i
one Sunday morning, went to the stable where Is there not a passage of Scripture which this i i
| were kept some horses which were in his charge. little adventure brings to mind? There is. It oe |||, i
When he got there the middle stall had dis: 38 found in Psalm cxix. 105: “Thy Word is a — H HHL
appeared and the horse with it. I might tell you lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” WW
of other events of the same kind, but I want to What the lantern did for us on this little journey, i Hi
tell you of a walk I had one night from Wincham, the Bible does for us in the journey of life. i i
in the neighbourhood of Northwich, where I had |.-THE BIBLE ENABLES US TO AVOID DANGER. H i Hi
| been preaching one night. I had never been out My friend and I felt we could not walk safely Hi I
in a night so dark. We could not see anything. without a light. Jesus said, “If a man walk in I
I knew the way well enough, and the friend who the night he stumbleth,” and a worse thing than i i
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\! i wb Beni. . that might have befallen us on that dark and although the right path is narrow, and sometimes i
Hh alt bea dreary night. The same night, in the same neigh- rough, we cannot miss it if we use the Bible lamp, |
Ni a Hi bourhood, a gentleman was being driven home in Let us say,
Hi ae WEE |) his carriage. : The carriage stopped, and the I need Thy light for I am dark
Ht vi | ip coachman, dismounting, told his master that he And prone to go from God astray, :
eae really did not know where they were. “Stop with Be Thou a lamp unto my feet i
ie BE adh the horses,” said the gentleman, “T’ll try and find To keep them in the narrow way. :
Vie il ph out.” He went, but never returned. In the lll.—THE BIBLE ENABLES US TO REACH HOME
i ee We Hel darkness he stumbled into a pool and was AT LAST.
a Wie ih HL i drowned. Had he possessed a light, this would There is a Heavenly home, to which all Chris:
eS i i el not have occurred. So we need a light to keep tians are bound. Myriads have already reached
= 4 ; i bi | us from spiritual danger. Temptations abound it, and we hope to join them by-and-by. Let us
ed a || for both old and young. The world allures, the walk in the light of the Bible lamp, and we shall
ms ih flesh entices, the devil seeks whom he may get there in due time. An American writer says
a i | i i) a devour. We are in danger of doing what we that, returning home one night by a narrow path
mite ought not to do, and of leaving undone the through the woods, they gave him a torch of |
= te Hi things we ought to do. If we fall into tempta- light wood to lighten his darkness. “It is too
: Ha BE A tion, if we fall into sin, we know the end of these small,” he said. “It will light you home,” was
= leg iat He things is death. But God’s Word is a lamp unto the reply. “The wind may blow it out,” again
ay Hi fi Bay our feet, and we may pray, he objected. “It will light you home,” was the
ae Weide lal iene Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, answer, and when ‘he asked, “But if it should
= | HH \ Bedi ~ Lead Thou me on. rain,” again he was told, “It will light you home.” ~ |
< hee i] : I.—THE BIBLE Beers po EEE US IN THE And it did. The Bible lamp has lit many |
= I i ee oes mee Phe Gao AE an thousands home. Many attempts have been made i
= iH 4 it page Act in himself, it is not i man that walketh to eee oo END Y OF Bee us bat. by pa |
a il ; ! e yee ae (ala (by GasGitation. TeODS: but it still burns clear and strong to light
eh direct 1s steps, ‘and we are Pee EE aH OD = oor pilgrims to their hgme in Heaven,
ies ae is _ there is a way thot seemeth Behe to & man, but O may this lamp through all the night
See li Hi ii the end thereof are the US of death.” if men Of life make clear Sar eae : :
Be a have gone astray, with this light in their” pos- Till we behold the clearer light
aS Ii ‘ a session, they cannot have used their eyes, for Of an eternal day,
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: I : Gh “Our Duty to the Heathen World.’—Rom. i. 14—23.
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35 Me it eit Text-book recommended: ‘* The Evangelization of the World in this Generation.”’ By John R. Mott, M.A. |
: AW] i Fi T is essential that the Christian Church missioned by the same authority that delivered |
: iit He should regard missionary enterprise as him. The vision on the road to Damascus made
ia ARLE obligatory, not as optional. To preach the possible—and necessary—the cry, “What shall I
hth i] at Gospel of Christ to the heathen world is not do, Lord?” The whole purpose of St. Paul’s |
Hi ne a work that we May do, but rather one that we life was to give effect to the will of Christ. The
1H iH iL must do. In the word of the apostle, each one is apostle was the bond-servant of Jesus. ‘This
i in i a “debtor.” idea is perhaps lost sight of by many modern
eT How did the sense of indebtedness to the Christians, and it will be a great gain to the
i} : Mt) heathen come to St. Paul? Chiefly in three Church if Active Endeavourers can help to re-
| i i ways: affirm and bring into prominence what is certainly
lf ba (1) He realized very vividly that God had the fundamental teaching of the New Testament.
a called him for special service; he was com- Once let it be clearly understood and _ generally
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the privileges of Christian fellowship, and, at the church-members, that when the cry comes to us iy ik iP
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same time, to decline the yoke of Christ, and the from some modern Macedonia, we shall at least 4] ii |
; beneficial’ effect on missionary work will be know where Macedonia is. i] ! |B
marvellous. ee (2) It is significant that the apostle to the |} ih He
Gentiles was particularly acquainted with the CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR | ul He
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needs of heathen countries and cities. By virtue PAGE i] i | eI
of his nationality and culture he must have : | | i
known more of the moral weakness of Roman BY T. POINTON DALE. i | | eS
and Grecian communities than his brethren in re i} Hh i s
the apostolate. While he was the equal of Peter TOPICS FOR FEBRUARY. | i |
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and John in zeal, he possessed a far wider out- February 5th—What I owe to Christian En- 1 Ht i
look; and the thought of Asia Minor, with its deavour.—Col. iv. 7—16. (Christian En- i i ie
; idolatry and vice, must often have been present deavour Day.) i i ii 3
| in the mind of St. Paul. It is not, therefore, to Read the opening chapter of Marcus i | Hi ee
be wondered at that when the light of the Gospel Aurelius’ “Meditations,” and observe how i ! | / i
came into his life, he should have desired to the heathen emperor recalls the memory of : i / i 3
share that light with those who sat in the shadow parents, teachers, benefactors, and all who | i He
of death. Greek and barbarian were no strangers had: advantaged him by instruction and 1 i f | eS
to St. Paul; he had seen them in their markets, example. Then consider Paul’s apprecia- | i Y S
temples and homes; and whatever thoughts he figneor Thee Chactian brotheehood. Gian {| il Z
may have cherished about them in the early days lesson. We are debtors. How much owest Ay i
i of his Jewish training, his heart now yearned for thou? Discharge your debt-to Christian i | ; ee
their enlightenment and salvation. Endeavour by increased loyalty, brotherli- | i
(3) Having once entered upon his missionary ness, prayer, service. Hi i ze
| ork i rt We
. work, the apostle found se fee Jed 2 oe February 12th.—Mark’s Message: The Ser- | il iz
7 7 ginally, So qa esa
Ezolye Spine mato eRe ace? eee vant of all.—Mark viii. 27—31. | / ( i eae
never thought.. Nothing is more striking in the Th San : ; : 1 | i see
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| Acts of the Apostles than the way in which the ¥ = ee aS Se : en eae Ait |
5 Ak 7 7 SHAG si
Spirit of God directed the steps of St. Paul; time Meee See eh ae OS Pee AW
‘ : an g : gospels. Our-second and shortest gospel is HH i
| after time ways were opened up in a marvellous 5 WA
0 fs : probably the oldest. Undoubtedly “a trans- A
manner, and the Divinely chosen preacher was : ) es oe | i} \
: ES 5 : : cript from life.” Observe the vividness of Ha
quite as Divinely controlled and directed. So : Ves
enti ‘ i the portraiture of Jesus; also the recurrence a
we find that each journey was wider than the 5 : a net Wy
\ s : . of the words “straightway,” “forthwith,” etc. AMAL eee
last, and from Jerusalem, this far-travelled saint : : Wa :
2 : zi Spai Find cut the share of Peter in Mark’s gospel, AH 3
of God was led to Rome and possibly to Spain. ae ; ; Wal
and how it is a commentary on his words in Wis
Here then are the three factors that we need 4 : 1
Gee es : : s Acts x. 38, “Who went about doing good. qt) aa
| in our lives, if we—like St. Paul—are to pay our mes Hh H
, debt to humanity: complete surrender to God, a February 19th. —Glorifying God in our Home. al ii :
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life not selfishly removed.from the toils and sor- —Ps. cl. 1 i
rows of the world, and a joyous responsiveness to Think of the blessing of home. “Home is A Hi
the impulse of the Holy Spirit. Concerning the a kingdom, a school, a sanctuary” (West- | i i
\ first and third factors much is often said from ‘cott). To many women and girls home is THE i
every pulpit: a word may be needful about. the the chief sphere of life, and furnishes almost Th
second. In spite of quick communication the only opportunity they have of glorifying i i
: . : : ATA
between the extreme East and West there is God. All history proclaims that as is the ' i
much lamentable ignorance in the Church con- family so is the nation. The degradation of | i |
cerning heathen lands. . Here is work for Chris- home is the sure presage of national ruin. A 1
tian Endeavour missionary committees, to make Safeguard your home by faith, reverence and AA
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the facts of life in India, Africa, China, and the love. 4 \ i
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i) teal i Hele 32 : CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR PAGE. Ee
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| ; all fi i] February 26th—Our duty to the heathen The Secretary will be grateful for short news
i i ait Bi world.—Rom. i. 1423. items from our own societies. |
| i a A | The missionary impulse is the life-blood of CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR DAY. |
aa fi i Christianity. “Even at Rome also.” “This The birthday of Christian Endeavour was \
Le Wnt a was the climax of Paul’s apostolic courage” February 2nd, 1881. On that day the first
a te | | i (Moule). Can we, who are what we are society was formed at the house of the Rev. F. E.
i i it | i | HH because in early times missionaries came to Clark, at Portland (Maine). It is fitting that we
i cia Wit all our shores, be indifferent to the claims of should celebrate the event. The grain of mustard
= d ey i il the heathen world upon us? Duties are seed has grown into a mighty tree, whose
| Ip Hi il debts, and we are all unhappy until they are _ branches spread over all the world. There is an
25 i | Bf Hy discharged. “Here am I, send me.” inspiration in the thought that we belong to a .
| i i ih world-wide brotherhood. Our own little society,
es ang i pi NOTES OF PROGRESS. like the tide, may have its ebbs and flows, and at

mm iat i Hit Though I only observe the registration of one times we may feel discouraged. But let us look

= he Hi! iit new society this month (at Box), yet everywhere abroad. é We are units in a gigantic army; our

s i i Hie ii there are evidences of vitality. Oxford Street fellowship embraces the ends of the earth ; and

ed he (Bristol) Society organized a week of self-denial, °V¢T all is our Master Christ, who has given us
ma ie if Baus resulting in the collection of £5 9s. 8d., which Ur Place and mission in His cause. Feeble Ga
= ie ON Gai was spent in assisting the poor at Christmas. The â„¢@Y seem the units, yet the Leader knows their
= ae Hl i Sunshine Committee at Higher Openshaw gave anes value. eo their oe

a Hee ii biti a treat to 130 poor children, consisting of a (®20UF anc prayers no less than 175,000 members

ea supper and entertainment, with addresses by the have been added to the Churches during the past

me ice any Rev. H. Hooks and Sister Louise. At Hudders- Ye! alone. There ATE LOW Over 3,822,300 men

ss Hie field, the Mount Tabor United Methodist Free €t; besides a million and a-half in kindred

Be Ht Church Society conducted a week’s mission, S0cieties bearing other names. Let us be thank-

ae ah i which resulted in an outpouring of the Holy ‘ul that in the hour of the Church's need God

i "i habe Ve Spirit and in many conversions. Redland Grove implanted the idea of Christian Endeavour in a

3s Fa Hel he (Bristol) Society decorated the church for Christ. 004 man’s brain, and that it there took shape,

= i i | Baal mas Day. Many of our ministers have taken a nd bore its gracious fruit in these multitudes of

= a il prominent part in various united gatherings. The Young lives kept and won for Christ and His

ea i i Rev. H. W. Beecher Chapman, as vice-president Church,

ee of the Castleford and Pontefract Union, gave an THE BRITISH PLAN OF CAMPAIGN.

: i Hh if address on “The Supremacy of Character.” The Let all our societies join heartily in the effort

= Wa He i Rev. W. J. Smith presided over a union meeting started by the National Council‘ to increase their

: \ fe i it i at Colne. In these places, as also at Barnsley, numbers by at least ten per cent. during the year;

mii i and Sheffield, Surrey Street, the gatherings took and, on Endeavour Day, let us take our part in

; He Het He place in our own churches. The Rey. S. C. the raising of the Endeavour penny to help to

: iN Hie | Challenger and Miss Jennie Street were the replenish the Council’s impoverished exchequer.

= i | Li speakers at the most successful rally yet held in LB.R.A.
1k i i Derby. By this time our local secretaries will have dis-

li He ie The Rev. E. R. Barrett (president of the tributed the cards of membership, and our
li i i | National Council) and the Rev. T. P. Dale readers will be well on with the course of
iy HP ef addressed the annual meeting and roll-call of the daily readings. It is not yet too late to secure
i | het Bristol societies in Broadmead Chapel. The additional members. Once the habit is formed,
ie ae te Rev. W. Dunstan preached the sermon for the it will be as easy to miss a meal as to omit the
\ i | Lincoln and District union. Under the presi- Scripture portion selected for the day.

7 ee dency of the Rev. W. H. Colbeck, the Pontypool For information on C.E. or L.B.R.A. write the
| 1 and District union is making considerable pro- Secretary,
ae i gress and reports an increase both of societies Rev. T. P. Dale, :
1 { ‘ ‘ i and members. : 43, Fernbank “Road, Redland, Bristol.
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ee Gh trees, banana ‘plants, cluster in wild profusion, Ta a =
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: H fp aces ee hue. Butterflies flit from plant to plant, and by i] ij i
E name Dark Continent 48 80 often their various colours add further beauty to the Ti i
applied to Africa that one instinctively scene. The streets of Mombasa are crowded we il
thinks of a country where everything is with peoples_of every nationality, carrying on ii i
in a state of backwardness and anarchy. We business with the interior. The railway to i eo
think of a country full of wild men,.ready to Uganda has laid open a country which has the a :
pounce upon the daring traveller who would greatest possibilities. A traveller may journey qh | |
pierce. their : in comfort . | il Hy
borders, and [fy ia gee] to Victoria | l . | Z
of nature jf Sas e Ws Nyanza, in the Mi | i
“red in tooth Ie Bi. <\ 4, wale) heart of the Aa i io
and claw, |B 3 oe ., —— : ; oe continent, in i] i i
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with ravine.’ ; ee ge ah an comagh i on . 8 oe i two da ys. 1 li
When, there- [Bice eos OM BS . eS Only a little a
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fore,one comes Boosh ays ff » a Ge i while ago this Hl ee
to ke a |e =) A SY pRB ER could only be AG saa
clos eS : Be ; (3 " S o/ ee cesar an ‘ ay 2 ~ | done b ae | i | i
awe — 5° hee |e
intance with | a gymee se si) of hard and qo
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the country | i ns Can cerous Ta
the surprise is |B a Pe = oe a ae ‘s toil. | Hi a
Keay ee vp ee ero ee) ‘ WAT
Such has been [fags tse ges! ceneral im- We
che rapid cr sion tint i)
is Rigen ae aa Can oN Tela Eales ead, WT g CAMS Oe Ax tS s ‘ Hay
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wards civiliza- |BRbasess serge Sateen sues manners Uae sta NR aku ites “S SOE SAS barren, sandy Hl :
: . Bis el BM CaS THRE MO OE NSS AYE Re DEE ERED IE ERENT ASEM pd Ga aT ea ae 5 Hehe i
tion that the |e sei simsy On oures mun an ca Side oes | land, with only Ha
term “dark” |g ee eee) eee eeeetecds | i qrgagamas)| bere and there il ' E
can no longer See eens) a spot suitable i 1
be applied, for habitation. A
but rather oe New House at Ribe—back view. Such is not | vk ‘
should it be the case. a i :
called the “Continent cf the Dawn.” Already Standing on the verandah of the mission house, I iH
there are signs of the glorious future that awaits at Mazeras, it is possible to see for many Me
the country if man’s greed for gold will not miles in every direction, and everywhere the land Hi Hh
hinder the working of God’s plan. is fair as the garden of the Lord. Hill and ye
Mombasa, the chief town of British East valley and plain are covered with a luxuriant ie
Africa, ranks among the first towns of the con- verdure of tree and shrub. In the forest we find Hi 1
tinent. Viewed from the harbour, it presents a the trees festooned with creepers, and nestling in wi HH
most charming picture, and as the steamer moves the brushwood are to be found flowers sweet as Ai Ti
to her.anchorage, at Kilindini, the panorama those of the homeland. — Animal life is abun- Hi Ml
increases in loveliness. Along the banks of the dant. It is possible to spend hours watching the i |
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' ne ee ee er cee ee eee Rea ee SEES aa eee
ii} ak Feu 34 OUR FOREIGN FIELD. i
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Hit A BH 4 tiny creatures, of every form and shape, flitting Sabbath School as, with earnest faces, they have i
4 ail BET here and there among the grasses, upon the spelled out the simple truths of the Gospel. I |
Hii ay Bais paths, and in the trees. Lizards, ants, bees, have listened to their singing, and noted the |
ili it | i ei beetles, and flies, as well as the birds, lend a heartiness with which they sang the old hymns to a
le HE ie brightness to the view. Never a day passes but ihe old tunes. They evince an intelligence equal
a Hh | something new may be seen. One great feature 19 that of an English child. One thing that
i a BE ii ’ of the country is the generosity with which nature impresses an onlooker is the intense earnestness
Hie hy Wie He lavishes her gifts upon the land. with which they do everything. I shall long
a: | (ee 1 Pei i The people of the country are not what we remember the delight manifested in the faces of
we Hi | a pictured them. They live in a simple way, and teachers and scholars alike as they decorated
yee | are childlike in their habits, but they possess their simple church with palm leaves and flowers.
S| i ee some virtues which ate missing at home. Their The feeling of all seemed to be summed up in
| hy \ wants are few, and their lives are frugal. They the statement of one who mustered a few words |
8 i i i : ; toil hard, in a broiling sun, in their gardens of of English to say, “Christmas to-morrow.” Later
a ba Halt Hea Indian corn. Their huts are made of makuti, in the evening the children came to the mission
: ae Hi He formed from the leaves of the cocoanut. Simple house and sang their Christmas carols. As they
=| PE ii though he be, the African is not without his pos- sang “O come, all ye faithful,” our minds were
Hh lf Bit sibilities. We have met many who are nature’s, carried back to the plains of Bethlehem, and the
a a Hee i nay, God’s, gentlemen. We have talked with message to the shepherds seemed emphasized:
a ia i Ne some who have shown that a negro’s brain is “Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all
mi Bite none inferior to that of an average Englishman. people.” Christ came not only for the wise men
mh iH Bi, It is the children that I have watched most of the East; He came to earth for the simple and
— i a Bei carefully, and with most interest, for it is with ignorant shepherds. He came to win back all
os | 2 i fl them that my work chiefly lies. I have been an’ who had gone astray. Missionary effort opened
= | i Hl | onlooker as they have marched through the the way to the raising of the rude Saxons into a
: i iy He) village, led by their teachers, and as they have mighty nation. Missionary ‘effort can, by God’s
i ri 4 played their games. I have watched them in the grace, do the same for the simple African.
ee iilom HERB dirt
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= iM hs ith
= Ne Editorial Notes. :
ee: Penh a CHINA. 5 : is 4 :
: i ape! N forwarding a contribution for the columns ee Se ee
me lh i t | of the ASEM EY Ecuo, the Rev. J. W. “Your letter reached me a week ago when up
ih Hf i Heywood writes: : country itinerating. I will get to work upon the
: 4 Pa “I have felt very much my lack of supplying sketches of some of our leading. men, and- let
a you with material for the Eco. I can only you have them as soon as possible.
: Fy i plead that the work here claims so much time “My wife also sends a short account of recent
Hi i and energy that very little of either has been at harvest thanksgiving services held here (the first,
i ARE my disposal since I returned. I believe, ever held in our Chinese Churches),
hy Me Saleom trying, however, to prepare a little for which you may be able to give space to.
i aE his next year. I have had several photographs taken “We have been away’ from Ningpo for nearly
Mi a Re) to illustrate what I intend writing you. So three months, but hope to return home for
‘| ae please forgive the past silence. I have only time Christmas.”
i Oe this mail to write that all is going on well. s - es =
\ ‘ By _ “We are rejoiced greatly at the news of a I am delighted to hear once more from a
| ti doctor coming out. He will receive a warm wel- valued contributor to the EcHo. Mrs. Soothill
ae come, and will find plenty of work awaiting writes:
Ps Fae him!” “The voyage out did me a world of good.
j 4 aie * * * * * At Genoa it was a serious question as to whether
i I I have also received a letter from the Rev. I could come on. I was so fatigued and worn
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out, but the long rest and sea air, with a quiet, shine. His colleague, Mr. Duerden, had been ill i ! |
untroubled sea, did wonders. with fever, in spite of all precautions and frequent \ ' | ee
“ At the same time, I have to be very careful doses of quinine. He had intended to visit i | ||
\ not to overdo myself, and much writing greatly Bobuoya to establish a pupil teacher there, and i | | 4 ZG
fatigues me. So I get my daughter to do duty — set Shakala at liberty to itinerate, but Mr, 1 : Wes
occasionally. She is very busy, goes into the Phillipson offered to take his place, and on Mr. i i iS
girls’ school every day, teaching them to sing and Duerden’s partial recovery he left for the up- i} i ie
‘ . : 4 . . Hane at
to walk (!), etc.; she goes into the hospital to river station on Tuesday morning, October 25th. i\ ih
do dressings also. The account of his journey must be deferred for \\ ! | |
“Dr. Plummer and Mr. Chapman returned this the present, but my readers will be glad to read i i 2
- Jast steamer, and seem rejoiced to be back once some of his closing remarks. “ Since my last | | io
more in their own city. They ' | |
! are much better; Mr. Chap- ills, wi : ; \
: man thinks he never weighed Cr a a, ; | i | |e
as much in his life, while Dr. iy ay We ee UE
vo Mrs Wig) Peg ee ee JHA) eee
| Plummer seems a new man. <= "Zp ee ee = | HWW
May they both continue to ihe . er LEE | i | ‘
LF If hi. \ \\ ess © tAUXxwMw—”'@Z ZEEE Wi =
prosper. =A big i) ‘\ i AZZ Wit Z ZEEE EZ SAP
“My husband has been far as i } vt ‘i Anca Liu | | | : LE
from well—malaria, we think ; j ‘ te We) | | ip We SS Nae , Za ii 1 : ee
7 IN MU YY BW So” Seam Ue WEAN ANS ie
and every autumn it seems to ‘ Wy UN IS Za \re \ = VE ea
‘ : if Hai VY iii LEE UZ SARIN i eS Wat aoa
lay hold on him, making him 2 4%} By Wl EG La A \t “LG TH i
ac Gey (WY Yi ONZE SEA Wi i NER Ee WA
wretched and his work an && en ii san (ee ea nett tA 2 HHH | eZ
: Se SON ET] oN Sai eS Ha :
effort. Still, he has, except for Ne wap Yfy, Sa na We eet \ i i i
two or three days, kept on, QU fo a) ae POW ANEN Ee | at i ee
and has two new chapels on ~ ain i) 1 yn Nal poe A Mift:
as yo new Canes hue sear SAE eS SS (| | ea
hand, just beginning to build. pay RES Cee FRNA SOO ee
ene Bo NG al EK Cea | i s
“I ‘must close with many Re NICE Hi HPs ANN, AN at a |
“4 . . SS MG GW SoA NSE = WwW AY TU)
thanks for your kind wishes. SS Sak iat Se Ngai ; Vi a Re i He :
= RU. Ne a WN As ales A
I trust the New Year may be iS
a very happy one to you.” | mm NO Wit, VANS hs
: SoS Whe ee & 1 i}
I have had a letter from the SS \i \ i ae i i
Rev. J. H. Phillipson, dated SS We = Wil
D Sik Se |e
ecember 3rd, 1904. e SSS | |
greater part of its contents Tr @r 3 SSS SS | HT
; must be reserved for want of be agen —— SS wi HT) z
space this month. It was bat tow, : = | i i :
written at two o’clock a.m., as . | | Hi
he was suffering from, insomnia. “Morpheus — visit,” he says, “Bobuoya has improved greatly. ae ||| Hh
and 1,” he says, “have had a_ serious dif. ‘There are more people, more cattle and a better | Hi
ference of late, and to-night the breach has _ state of things generally. At morning service — ill i
become complete. I have tired myself by repeat- twenty-five were present.” | i i
ing all the nursery rhymes I can recall, but he dees = * eS He
will not be wooed.” He attributes his sleepless- The following letter, from the Rev. Jabs | Hh
ness to an attack of fever, which had continued | Duerden, written on Christmas Day, will be read HH |
; for several days, in spite of fifteen and twenty with delight. It is the gladdest communication i
grains of quinine daily. The thermometer regis- I have receiyed for'many a day. I give it in full: i i}
tered 96 degrees in the shade; the river had “Tt is the day when we celebrate the birth of WHA
risen eleven feet in a fortnight. There was no the great Bringer of Peace to the sons of men. il ii
pleasant breeze stirring, and the sun refused to The Galla morning greeting from of old has been i ; i
Se . Sn Hi oat

a ee
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Ht ad a a
| a va 30 FOREIG a
Nh aah HRB fii i N. #
| i AEE LEH ulton nagea,’ which RETARY’S NOTES 1
a ae ea means, ‘W.
ae Hee ae and the same word a thy rest glorious sunris i
Vue Hy si 2 » enters into all their greeti , ‘nagea,’ ie., glow of se of the Incarnation, are b
Hel ee ay: greetings through the eee candle compared wi 2 ate RUE se
1 nt ia HH To dav trust 2 The service was short oi ith the orb of day
iar ie Bl cd) 3 ) st some a hy : " rt but i iv ee
poe WR Pda realize more deeply tl of them have learned to G hymn’ was sung, and then nutes e. First
ae i al means, for some es han ever what God’s peac alla preachers; offered , aria, one; ol ous |
a a We morning Sr aaed ate hat upwards have this fey congregation ctated th Sere a
Tae Poe ee elief in, a then another hy ated the ‘Lord's: Erayer3
Bm We th. ne who gives a peace holi nd allegiance Philli t hymn, after which the R posh
me ca an the world c : holier and deeper = Scri pson read a few : ev. J. H. i
* eh He appropriate 4 an give. For what Scripture ; all repeated suitable passages i |
a bi uld you have on thi more the Ten peated: the Apostles”. C
a a Ba irthday, than a bapti this, the Saviour’ - Cémmniandménis reed and
ce i if Re _ offering be more ae service? Could Se belief in the former. And as expressed their |
; ith i ti i Him, on bended k cceptable to Him than to ei helping them, to ep th i eir resolution, God |
= f ie Hl a ed 6, Ti nees, that twenty-two baptized in the N e latter. Then all wer }
ie He i ae ive for Him, and been b souls had Holy Ghost ame of the Father, So 5 .
me he a . hurch ? n baptized into . of th , each taking a new nan , Son. and
eat it it Ht at For some months : 1 em being Scripture a ne, nearly all |
Se i: oa fh i i ; Hee been condactns now my friend and colleague Cc aces with she Sasa mene Se es. The service
ea i hearts of th g a class, and prepari Ts it not caus of the Lord’s Suppe
: Hie ie wt z the people for thi =P paring the God? se for thankfuln PP A
= a a | ‘And ay ea is auspicious day. ‘ 2? Well may we Gein ess to Almighty
. Tt gd sR Bititelt v . . :
By Bae entered the church ee deeply touched as I ongue that you would not u fe all aids: ie
aed | ranged on th is morning and Praise G Hedcrstanss
me eee | n the seats in due ord Be same tacts od, from whom all blessi
a pleasant faces, awaiting th Teele Ge ee come ae
a Ni Rab i idt he . e . min , 5
i Hi ie indeed a step out of eee hour. It prophecy will be oS when Isaiah’s glorious
i yl ae ies Not, indeed, that Gan me light for Of the Lord shall a CAN the cansomed
ee Te} hed? en j : nas : rete ;
ie ie years ee. ee in the dark a hee with songs, and e1 See abd come - to" Zion |
ae years. Ah! no; Hei e See ee oy !
he Pe is much that is ee ete good for that. There heads; they shall obtain jo g joy upon their
: it a eae SE TNE ee and real and true EE sorrow and sighing ee a gladness, and |
Wh Bike Paar) 1 r 5
Wa PR et Gallas; but th oe and religious ideas of setae ee away’ (Isaiah
. Hi f ls ii lect ) : the brightest beams of of the “Pray for th
; ty [ i Bala and wisdom of all O human intel- ose who to-da hav
filha 1 et all the age: noble sta . y have take
te eit ges nd. T n such
Hi i: , compared to the more to heir battle now begins. I : 2
a He say to gins. ave
wea | , . ‘
ee oreign Missionary S ; |
a i th EAST “AFRICA. ecrebar 5
Rh ig ITH obe
: We i ye IN the past few day The Sunda S. i
Bt ae had letters ys we have unday and day schools w
i { at from tl of deligh s were al
a ave Griffiths, B. J. R nes aRevar eB: ight. The town is o See
Hd 1 George Baglishy atcliffe, and Mr. lend; Mrs. Ratcliffe and ae the - increase.
| ie ast month’s “Notes.” glish. As stated in our Sp enditily well, and are full aby are looking :
if He i Kilindini-on@eeenbe: the party arrived at God’s goodness. Will giv ae of gratitude for f
| ii i A they had Bible ae 16th. During the voyage Ene to be in Bee is best while he is
a i HH i Mr. Ratcli gs every morni : r. Ge : Tica.”
tie Tt a cliffe says: “ ning. orge English writes:
i ( Bi Christmas Day ue epee a happy day on made an excellent ee ge the voyage I
i EEE et : aze: : , menc i ; : ave
’ ; p \ preached in the mornin TAS 5 Mr. Griffiths my — my studies in Swahili, and already com-
; ie i ed Tad now Be g and Eancthesevenin y boy in simple sentences ; , and can speak to
Re EF new house i 6 en at Ribé a fo ‘ 8: Ar sss : S35 but the lan 7
Hea se is bonnie: the si rtnight. The li . Mr. Griffith j f guage 1s
aa, a magnifi DME jee SUC EOd ike a father.” is looking afi
Ta gnificent view. . , commanding — is a glori r.” Concludes his lett Beabien aie
: me} the condition of things i - . Is delighted with glorious country! I am h salad oN ene
TEU full of j gs in general. His h start work. Ih happy and ea,
a He l of joy as he preached is heart was th ope I may be Ber 10.
ena filling th ed to a congregati e great field be of some service i
Hea: f g the chapel- on th gation nearl where the lab ice in
ee : the first Sunday of the ae There is the right note ma once are so few.”
, wats year. . 5 in thi ; wien
: kal HS our frends pray to Me api ae
= = : ish. The work
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which he has gone specially to do is greatly THE PERSONAL CANVASS. i ‘|e
needed. The financial results of the District missionary iH | &
i ee mated WYNN. conferences will turn, perhaps not mainly, but / | se
oi eT ae etter ae ‘Bavin reports that certainly largely, on the systematic way in which i Wile 2
I 7 ; * : RIVE ag
SER a Reed aie 1s sunerne from an acute arrangements are made for placipg a copy of I Ae:
attack of fever. Mr. Bavin had had him removed jhe “Appeal” in the hands of every member of Hh (ies
| to his own house at Stony Hill, where he was the Church and of the congregation, and the | i
receiving every possible attention. He could not gojlecting of the perforated slip, on which pro- i nhs
‘ 7 ; ae : is ‘ : Fr RA He)
| be igsoerter pangs: May God grant him a speedy vision is made for inserting the promise, and how i) {|
4 pen till then, comfort him with His the donor prefers to give it—yearly, half-yearly, | ;
spe com ort. monthly, or otherwise—taking scrupulous care | i i =
| The inacionary’ content ee ld ee s that the promises are recorded and duly and Hf |
= y Fences ne in seer regularly collected. If aM this is not done, then _ gage | il l
borough, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Stockton, have 2 sHeeaeS ad en '
‘ell ded ahar eal sec we shall fail in one great and urgently neede ee
been well attended and full of enthusiasm. The . EH
‘ ian ary Spint s ‘ied 13 ‘ result. Second causes are second only in the a |g
ary Spit 1s nor cead, nor cyms, i Our order of time! The most perfect machine is use- ||| Hi
Churches. What is mainly needed is careful 23 : HE i
| Theat f tl i is less without steam or some other motor, just as Miles
| cultivation of the missionary spirit by those who CSR at ieal Firth: Gath oie an “en eine to Hil) |
are leaders in our Churches and circuits Hoe eee poe ae aa ss WH ;
Ber aS ee ak 1 1d be Coney and wisely apply its energy. It is little i il | ze
d 8 one (but more: shou ae better than throwing dust in the eyes to say: Te ct i re
lone) our members ought to be kept posted up in. : ae s ” 1
th ae aa eee we get the right spirit, the money will come, and Mi i eae
ae aa a Wore" as Se ee by eave the whole thing just there. our Vt ae
Boe oa how oe fis more \isdom, as well as our bounden duty, to provide iit i 2
BEE pOunES to ra often, and in so Ghannels for the money to reach the Treasurer’s 1 as
| ce pieces: Abe ee Well, to be frank, Mr. 2 wands. >If secondary agency had not been || 1
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; - ee we don.tisee the ONES ECHO.” needed, God would not have left so much that is Hil se
o this we beg to say, in reply : Then care of highest moment to life and well-being il i 3
should be taken, both by ministers and laymen, dependent on it. We are convinced that’ the i |e
oe a ae ae shall HEAR of what is in the jembers of our Churches and congregations will i i Es
: ae me ee ey be nourished if it is to give, if only they are waited on, and the occasion Wi i!
re: : : : Hh
e kept alive ; and missionary sentiment and aa Gike regularly supplied. . | HN ae
; enthusiasm need missionary information and : i i
) spiritual exercises of a distinctly missionary order DN Sy i i HH
ee aCe : Two days ago we had a bright letter from Dr. 4 i i
Recently, while in London on business, we Jones. He was well on his Wey ee Hi iV
were invited to spend an evening with a friend, be at his destination in a little over'a a after / it
: and among the other inducements was this: “If writing. He had had ar NDI eBSs on / || as
you will come, I will go with you to our made a good sailor. Beneert vee BON ae H 4
| MONTHLY MISSIONARY PRAYER-MEETING, he was longing to reach his journey’s end and i Hi)
and introduce you to Dr. ——.” Is it to be won- take his place among his fellow workers in the We
dered at that the said Church is one of the most great land of China. | wi
progressive and missionary Churches in England ? CHINA—NINGPO. Hi :
Cannot we have a monthly missionar rayer- On arriving home this noon we found a deeply - Hi al
) y pray g ply aa
meeting in our Churches, and make use of our interesting letter from Mr. Heywood. It was a i ihe
missionary report, and Missionary Eco, and report of the annual meeting of workers of the BH
other missionary literature, to inform the mind, Ningpo District. Every branch of the work is Hi /
and guide and quicken the heart in its supplica- passed in review at these meetings, and plans-are i
| tions? The effect of such prayer-meetings — discussed and adopted for the work of the coming i i!
| would be to quicken the spiritual life of our — year. i i
| Churches, and to raise the whole tone of our We hasten to give one or two extracts to the i i
Church life to a distinctly higher, as well as readers of the Ecuo, which will, we are sure, be ‘ A |
| broader, spiritual plane. read with very deep interest. i i i
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Hi ae A el upon THE COLLEGE, NINGPO. ae women and girls had learned to read Romanized
i i | 1H Bei SUE past half-year the College nas ee Testaments ; had also been instructed in Old and
i) qi WE ee on much the ie ve au uch New Testament teaching,
We ae ERD) al crampe ying a s ulldings. 7 :
We ie igial ee 2 MANE, PO. ee Hees 8 pure I5® “Weekly meetings are held at the settlement |
i aH WERE aise ait Thirty-eight students, whole building occupied. Sot 2
1 aa ee be ? / : : and city churches, conducted by Mrs. Heywood
nee fee I Average attendance, thirty-three—an improve- : 5
hae Re G1 : ; 3 and Miss Abercrombie. Attendance at these
aa a BBB ment. Students have been industrious, and ‘¢ : ;
Ha Ma RB essa os : meetings very good. Work very encouraging. |
ae Wee discipline good. In addition to daily prayers and : yy. ‘ s
Hi ie HERR EH = 3 2 : fie ey Presbyterian mission lady, on hearing the number }
Be Rey Hane: Rete tal bi-weekly instruction in the Scriptures, a a ie : ;
ee i Vee i 4 i j attending these meetings, asked Miss Aber-
oe Hie HRER Re C Y.M.C.A. has been commenced with the object Tene : ; |
a iy eee ea , Ee 3 crombie, ‘What do you give the women to induce
ee ary PRE dl of developing the spiritual life of the boys. These |, age 3 ‘i :
ee week Gel Daas ; : ; them to attend your meetings?’ On Miss Aber-
oe ad eR eto tl meetings are regarded as a very important portion ; Baie 3 |
me aay | i] BEI y crombie replying that no inducement was offered
eed eee ta of the work. : 2 : :
: ie eel i ; : : .. beyond the benefits of attending the services, the
Re ae eee Mr. Redfern is more than interested in his Besta 3 Fe :
: i i Ppl one” lady further exclaimed, ‘Well! I have never
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ata ‘© WOMEN’S WORK. paces ted in getting the women to attend ‘such |
ae i Hel “ Miss Abercrombie’s school on the settlement: meetings.
By Bie Good reports. * Twenty-four pupils; average “Liang San District.—Mr. Sheppard has ar-
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ie i Ral attendance, nineteen. Propose to charge a fee ranged for a girls’ school in Liang San city, to be
= le ae next year. opened after Chinese New Year, under the care q
a (ia HE a “Good work being done also in east suburb of © of Mrs. Sheppard. Charge to be made. Several
| Hea Ningpo and at Miao San. At latter place eight names have already been given in.”
Re ed Es
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i f | Oe EAR MR. EDITOR,—Congratulate me! after much persuasion that I was allowed to go, |
a iit ae ie For am I not the first of our mis- as these seas are infested with pirates.
i We sionaries’ daughters to return to the We started on Thursday night in an ordinary
ie i land of her childhood and to the unpainted Chinese junk, the bottom of which
; Hie Pea scene of her father’s labours? I thought I served as dining and sleeping-room, and which
hi Hae had forgotten everybody and everything Chinese, was covered in with a hood of dried leaves.
=| Wee but now that I am back again memories which The boatmen offered us a dreadful-looking little
Ba i i Riel had lain dormant for many years awaken, often cabin at one end of the junk. This we hastily |
ie A with ridiculous distinctness. For instance, I see refused with thanks; but we saw four men
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iat a Chinese sweetmeat or fruit and, immediately, accept it with avidity, and it was with awe that
= Hy Hee I know what it will taste like before I have we watched them pack into a space barely large
: Le li Bie eaten it! enough for two.
Nea Welt i pha : i :
1 The Christians crowded round us on arrival, The next morning our boat sailed slowly and—
i Hee partly to see the “mai-mai”—or “baby ”—as they alas! for me—painfully across the choppy sea.
ity Binpett : . ° A 1 s
iit a ih called me, and their pigtails almost stood on end Our way lay between the blue mountains of the
ie We i when they realized how big she had grown. All mainland, rising sheer against the sky and the
‘| HE i of them expected me to remember them but, sad brown islands, lifting sleepy heads out of the
it abe to relate, I could only recognize one dear old sail-flecked sea in ihe bright, cold morning
‘ i j at lady, the grandmother of a former playmate. sunshine. We went on shore at Shiae-dieh, and
or et ‘ It is not, however, to trouble you with my per- were met by one of the leading Christians, who
Via a ~ sonal reminiscences that I write; but rather to took us to the chapel, of which he was very :
| L ee give you a lay version of my father’s ministerial proud. And well he might be, as it is a nice
4 k Ei visit to Nyoh-wha, “the Island of the Jade Ring,” place, which he had made by enlarging his front
Co we 1 on which I recently accompanied him. It was room. Shiae-dieh is inhabited by fisher-folk,
Teed at : need
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i and they were all most anxious to see the strange -assure you, Mr, Editor, that the successes of ! HH ‘|B
E beings who were visiting their shores, and par- Barnum could not compare to ours! il H
' ticularly that anomaly, a foreign woman. We The country looked beautiful as we passed in i |
| had a hasty midday meal in the midst of a and out among the hills, with islands and the i) | B
( noisy, staring crowd, who came so close that I mountains of the coast and the great sea in the i i ;
' could not even sit back in my chair, and who distance. We reached Nyoh-wha city, after dark, | i |
passed frequent remarks. At one part of the and, after coming down a very steep mountain- I 1)
B proceedings, father told me, to my amusement, side, where a toboggan seemed the most appro- HW | \)
i that one man had just said I looked like a . priate manner of descent, we went straight away : I i
monkey! I fave been told I was a monkey, but to our place of abode, the upper room of the | | os
I did not know before that I looked like one! house which serves as chapel. Again we had a 1 Hi)
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Afterwards we had a service, though I fancy _ service, and then retired from public gaze as soon Wl HH
that father had very hard work to make himself as possible. | i
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heard, because of the noise. We were accom- I was awakened on Saturday morning by hear- Wi vi
panied some distance out of the village by the ing someone say, “The Venerable Aunt (the title Hh i
Christians, while many of the women begged me, _ of respect for an unmarried lady) is still are ul
even with tears in their eyes, to “dwell” there How dare you come and disturb her?” and / i
1 a little with them. Just as we were saying, turned round to see a small boy being dragged |
“good-bye,” a woman, not a Christian, stopped away from my paper-latticed window, into which i i
| father by the way and called to him, “You are a__he had been diligently punching holes that he | i
| very good man! May you live to be a hundred!” might observe the better. He could certainly Ha
E and we left her reiterating this, while we began only have climbed there at peril of his life, so i i
to climb the mountains and quiet ranges that lay why not have all the benefit? ‘e / i!
between us and Nyoh-wha city. Everywhere After breakfast, to which only a_ privileged AW
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people came rushing out to stare at the funny- audience was admitted by the chapel-keeper's | i
_ looking objects they evidently thought us. I wife, father held interviews while I stayed quietly dl
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\ t al i | in my room. At last I ventured downstairs, and’ I took my leave to accompany father to a small |
| Hl Ae addressed a few remarks to the woman of the Chapel in the farming district, called Aogoa. He
/ i j i} La house. But soon a crowd gathered, each of ave an address in the courtyard, to which the |
| a | | Eul whom asked the same thing; first, “How old are large number “who oe Betened eagerly. ; |
Une Wea ‘| you?” “What warm clothes you wear!” then, Then away we went back to Nyoh-wha city. |
ci Hi il feeling them, “Of what are they made?” At Much of the way I walked, instead of riding in
Wee Ht last I went upstairs again, where many women the mountain chair, ane this caused eee
‘ i i Hil ti } - visited me, and insisted on seeing all the, worldly sas oe ee ar eee oe x ae |
Se uo He i possessions I had with me. Their remarks were ow in the mong an Se Weer SO: VETY. LASat
Ba ||) a ABP Ei often ludicrous to a degree. One woman whis- OUr women cannot! Perhaps Es her leather
ee ne THe pered, in an awestricken tone, pointing at our oots,” suggested another. “Nonsense,” said |
me a ii oul bottle of milk: “That is all medicine! They Pastor Yoa, “it is because she never had her feet
a i 4 Wa drink it at their meals!” and father tells me that bound!” They all agreed this was true, but they :
Bae are nobody ever believes him when he says the bottle Would be very unwilling to allow their own |
li i na of boiled drinking-water we take with us is watér Gaughters to remain with unbound feet.
= i ih fal and not wine. To the Saturday evening meeting apparently
= We Hit ea One small, brightly-dressed child absolutely the whole city assembled. The room and the 7
a We. FRE ii refused to leave me, and clung to the table-leg courtyard into which it opened were crowded, the
= re HE Hh when his nurse suggested it was time to eat the C¢iling was very low—I could touch it with my
= Wa i A noonday rice. He turned out to be the chief hand—and the crowd was a little noisy. Still,
= fe Tea magistrate’s son, and, early in’ the afternoon, the people were eager to hear. After service the
m4 Hint Pak brought me an invitation from the ladies at the sixteen candidates for baptism were examined,
= Hi 4 li fe Yamen to visit them. So I set forth solemnly, Which took till eleven o'clock, and then we
ee a a hand-in-hand with the little boy, and walked thought we had earned the sleep of the just.
= Ai HH Hal through the five big entrances amid crowds of I was awakened from it early on Sunday morn-
i Une people, till we reached the private apartments, ing by hearing father’s protestation as a little
= Wy HP i il which were furnished in the simplest and most country woman persisted in going into his room.’
Ne nd : i He uncomfortable manner. ‘This particular man- She was Sz-O’s mother. Sz-O is the’ young ~
= Nie He darin happened to have three wives, who all preacher whom the East Compton Christian
oa iit Ht i welcomed me, and entreated me to sit down. As Endeavourers support. She had come with a ~
: Hi HL Hit they, like all the mandarin class, spoke almost present of eggs for the foreign pastor’s breakfast.
: ih ' ig entirely the court language, I was rather at a We had a splendid Sunday morning service, as
li i fi Hi A loss till I discovered that one knew a little Wen- it was communion day, and many Christians had
Hh ip ape? chowese. However, I cam always give an come in from the surrounding districts. Again
He a i accurate. guess when I am being asked my age, the’place was packed, and the people listened :
ed a ‘and can reply suitably!’ The small child planted quietly and intently, as they did also at the after-
f i 4 / i himself on my knee and demanded to be nursed; noon meeting. - It was noticeable that many who
ey so I rocked him up and down and sang “Margery had come at first, evidently to look at the curious
bh We Daw,” to the amusement of the ladies. Their foreigners, returned again and again and were
1k ae lit remarks were most ordinary, but, unlike the most attentive. So many had never heard of
i Ht i i ordinary people, they were most particular not God before.
1 : He HH to feel the stuffs, and were very indignant when After the morning ‘service we received an
ii me! the eldest son—a youth of sixteen, at whom I invitation to a Chinese feast from an old lady
HY i i i never looked without wondering whether he was who had been baptized that morning, and who is
i be i ap Ost like a clothed suet-pudding or the fat boy the mother of our mathematical master at the
: ate itt in “Pickwick” —tried to find out, experimentally, College and of one of the hospital assistants.
| alt how my hat kept in place. This was my first Chinese dinner since I came
i a The ladies were very anxious to see how I got back to Wenchow, and it certainly was a pleasant
i‘ He into my blouse; and as this ‘was fastened at the surprise, especially as we had had an un-
He back, their expressions of wonder were manifold. appetizing present on the Saturday night of a
| cau At last, after tea and some delicious little sweets, stew compounded of pork, chickens, eggs, vege-
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tables, and sea-slugs (ugh!). At this feast, eight When we returned to the tiny house which | Noe
| prettily-arranged cold dishes, which we ate serves as chapel, we found, to our horror, that i H Ba
between the hot ‘courses, stood on the table. the Christians, out of the benevolence of their Hl |g
! They consisted of pork, chicken, shrimps in hearts, were preparing another feast for us. It Te |B
| batter, preserved eggs and fruits. The hot jg possible, to our European tastes, to endure one | i i j
; courses began with stewed pigeon’s eggs, and Ciirese meal a day, but not two! So we | ; He
continued with stewed shrimps, fishballs, pork, ee : iy if
| boiled chicken, garlic dumplings, till the climax accepted ione -ot..two dishes’ only, and: eked “out a
7d ? z . oe - ce an ;
came with a large piece of fat pork. Of course, from our own provision-basket, while “all the | I
everything was cooked in a manner entirely world wondered” at the white cloth, knives and ' | eB
different to ours; and, of course, we ate very forks. However, the Christians at Ko-mang iH | | 5
little of each dish. were very determined to have absolute order, and H i i
The old lady sat and looked. It would not they had put up an inscription, saying: “The i | ;
have been etiquette for her to have joined. I place of worship is an important place; there | / Te
frequently heard suppressed chuckles from her must be no disturbance here”; so the‘ crowd was Ha ; be
| as she watched my lack of dexterity with the awed into silence. : i |
| chop-sticks. After the feast was over she took We had the heartiest meeting of any, if com- ! ; E
me into her room and offered me—a smoke! Parison can be admitted, at-this place. The i i f
When I had refused, she brought the neighbours house was crowded, and people were standing on il | ze
in to see me, and showed me her little month-old benches in the road, so anxious to hear and to Hi ! | oe
granddaughter, of whom she was inordinately Put their heads inside—or even one ear! They i | | a
proud. I was quite sorry to leave her. were all quite quiet and attentive, and were very i | i ee
Towards evening we took our departure for disappointed when father had at last to stop. i Hi i
Ké-mang, our last calling-place. Many of the The Christians accompanied us down to the ‘ | a eae
Christians came all the way, so that we formed junk, lighting the way. “Till we meet again, till i |
a long procession on the plain. Ko-mang lies we meet,” we called into the darkness, while the | HW ee
| on an isthmus, and is washed by the sea on both lanterns waved a farewell, as we turned home- | ae
sides. Father and I went down to the narrow ward again through the night. : i | eg
strip of sand there, and thought of our own dear And to you also, Mr, Editor, I will say “good- | ; i ie
English seaside. Then we climbed the cliff to night!” i | i
! look across to America, while everybody else HTH
wondered whatever we were doing up there in the Wenchow, China, ; ; i iH
cold. Dec. 16th, 1904. H ih
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Eight Hundred and Fifty Miles in a @anoe. i i |
: PART II. helped about their business without any evil i Hh
TT’ sunrise on the 11th we arose, when, results. We cooked food for the day, made all HAA
lo! everything we possessed was covered ready for a long spell in the canoes, and about MI ;
with caterpillars; huge, cold, hairy noon left Kulesa. The day was cloudy, making i fil
| creatures, which had fallen from travel a pleasure. The scenery was not striking, i I
: the tree during the night and taken to our now and then we noticed a grove of trees Hen
“garments. 1 took eight out of one boot, and resembling aspen trees, which grow rapidly on i ly
as we proceeded to dress found many more damp soil, and are used for making light canoes. ht
in other places. “It’s all life,” as someone says, Here and-there a few date palms were seen, but i i)
| but he who experiences such things, however ‘generally nothing but long, reedy grass, showing i |
great a lover of nature, would, I think, gladly be that the river usually overflows its banks. Birds i lf
excused. However, such creatures neither bite were flitting to and fro, among them being the et
| nor. sting, and, with a little attention, can be kingfisher, making darts after his prey; and ‘at hy |
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= tilt Hise ae EIGHT HU missionary time, and c ined to waste
“ei ee Fite ocodiles lay halted for some We determinec attended to
i t i ba a ks of the river ne twined to : Ives and men. the cooking Pee Gale who |
Ty Nha} nk iver w ‘ se ing th 5 e Ga |
it i | Pets i 1 on the ba f the rive tting, ] during z th som f ast
eee ti 5 E 3 yas setting ae and talk wi t half-p 4
eT Hee! ntervals oint o in was time, la ta bout
ihe vi Bint 1 t one p : the su and ilets, had ya, and a
ey a Pear leep. A did SO, t-of us, 4 ir toulets, 5 buoya, ¢ ‘
1 ewe Bi | asleep s we in fron ou m Bo we '
it at Heeb ik anda ove in It was a up fro tart p into
a i the west, . p a gr ight. : same her start. SWea Pte
; AC tik AE = clow lighting UE ith golden sa description. eee made a - changed from osquitoes In
AAT eae HREH BI! ail is ¢§ iver w 7 a n a) . -ountry from mosca ee
ou Pea flooding the ea and beyond ne gazes upo Here the c ind, and free fro not boast lower
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| Hy il a marnificent ae quicker W a = ennobled. high, dry a 6 thing we oe of the river = i
j Hea Hi} 3 Elie aR art beats in 7 hange, 7 season, 5 banks ivation 0 ;
Sie HEEL Ls : ear em € chang dry he ye vati
a ai Hi ane ae aad nae gets a nae arose a n on the coe aa extensive re bananas
Heed eet Bei s ’ 1 WI sees Owing e3 nd ba
eet Wail such st mm one u ; the r do ng, a ans a :
Ha FEE f | 1 After sundown cular evening d floated along high but slopi 2 sugar-cane, be dy to harvest. |
a ik vl a ethis ee the water an d then alight- Hee, es a ae almost rea a forests of
Ha Hl an CeO gro wan han iving, being ere als ike
Baga Bet he surfac ‘riads, no larger tha thriving, There wer t unlike
Gy He from the in myriads, ies were larg were The Himber. no
ee Ween Post 2 sw They : timbe ’ a
: a Tee bi iii : canoes “hese flie r ’ lendid vorked up
Be ae Ha th our ing. Th , colour. sple h Wor
Hey i Beret wi ing. yeristey , her a
= He Wee aa ; n our cloth sti silver-grey —— teak-wood w 1 and of i ;
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me iy | Rec = ae eee kee SS orownish c rees flourish
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HERE is in Paul Church, Penzance, a aries, as they were too low in the scale of | i ig
cenotaph, with the following ‘inscrip- existence to profit by any religious teaching. | ; he
tion: “This tablet is erected to the These were the people whom our three Cornish : Ht
. glory of God, and in honoured memory fishermen, John Badcock, John Bryant, and John i Me
of John Badcock, John Bryant, and John Pearce, Pearce, gave up all the attractions of country | | i
young fishermen of this parish, who nobly joined and home to evangelize. The other members of / s
the missionary band which accompanied the late the missionary band were Captain Allen Gardiner, | i! i Zs
, Captain A. Gardiner, R.N., in his endeavour to a brave British officer, a man of pre-eminent ih i Z
take the Gospel of Christ to the inhabitants of piety and compassion for the heathen; Richard Hi | i
Tierra del Fuego, in the year A.D. 1850. One by Williams, a surgeon, from Burslem, who sacri- ( 3
one they all perished from want and- exposure. ficed his professional hopes in order to carry to | I | i ce
Their journal, ended by the dying hand of’ the these barbarians a knowledge of “the Great ii |) i
: latest survivor, bears testimony to the unflinching Healer”; John Maidment, a young man_ of i |) |
constancy with which they ‘all died in faith.’ ” apostolic ardour, and a Mr. Erwin, a carpenter, | i | as
The southernmost point of America is a group. who joined the mission from personal attachment | | i i Ze
of small islands, which are separated from the to the leader, saying, “It was like Heaven upon Hl Hi aoe
mainland by the Strait of Magellan. © These earth to be with such a man of prayer.” Messrs. i i oe
| islands cover an area about the size of Scotland, Pearce and Bryant were members of our Church {i \ |
and are named from the largest one, Tierra del at Mousehole. The former has a sister who is il i] ie
Fuego. Its tempestuous climate renders it one — still in fellowship with us in that village. Mr. i} i ee
of the dreariest and most inhospitable regions on » Badcock was a member of the Wesleyan Church. | | |
the face of the earth. A calm sunshine is a great Pearce and Bryant were brought to decision for | i) ; Fees
rarity, while its ferocious wind is capable of Christ under the ministry of our esteemed friend, | | F :
overturning almost any structure man can erect. the Rev. J. Swann Withington. On the evening i | i e 2
My readers may recollect how Dr. Darwin visited of the last day they were at home they all i t |
this place when on his famous voyage in H.M.S. attended an impressive service in our Mousehole Hey | :
| “Beagle.” He was much surprised by what he Chapel, and after the service they walked with : i | i =
, saw. Believer as he was in the evolution of the the preacher, Mr. Withington,-a mile or two on i] 1
human race, he was not prepared to find his way home. Though more than half a century HT t
creatures wearing the human form so far below has passed, our friend has still a vivid recollec- i : i “
civilized men as the Fuegans were. Though in tion of that never-to-be-forgotten evening. He | i i ) Ze
: body they were about the size of an Englishman _ tells us they were frank, brotherly, godly men, | WH ih :
| of six feet stature, their limbs were dwarfed by supremely anxious to do good, with a perfect a i -
| indolent squatting. Their speech was “a disregard of their own comfort or advancement. ae i ul
_ language of clicks and grunts, and squeaks and The outlook was extremely dark; for this was i Hi ce
: hiccoughs.” They had no word in_ their not the first attempt to give these people the | | i
language for God. ‘They had no numeral higher Gospel. Seventeen years before a missionary Nae i
| than five. The same word served for hand and had landed on the coast, but only to stay a very Ht
foot: Their houses were constructed of'a few short time; for when the vessel in. which he | cH
| broken branches, with a thin thatch of rushes, sailed returned to see how he fared, ten days Mi ‘|
| the work of an hour. Some had their homes in _ later, it was found that he was in peril of his life Hi
canoes of the roughest make, in which they lived, from the cupidity and cruelty of the Fuegians. | i i| i
slept, fished, cooked their food, and reared their Everything he possessed, except the clothes he | i ii;
families. In war time they were cannibals, and wore and a few articles he had hidden under | i
in times of peace, when food was scarce, they ground, had been stolen from him; and there at
: had been known to kill and eat feeble old people were unmistakable signs of their intention to : i i
of their own clan. Dr. Darwin was of the opinion take his life. Still, our heroes were undaunted. ; He
| that it was utterly useless to send them mission- Each man felt and said: “It is for Christ we go, hi iM
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I al er and for Christ we are willing even to lay down their faith in God never failed; even in their
| a hy Elie i our lives.” The vessel in which they sailed was famished state they knew nothing but mutual |
i cy | Hi bound for San Francisco, and it reached Tierra affection and jubilant trust in the Heavenly |
y al te ie de] Fuego on December 5th, 1850. ‘Their boats Father for life or for death. Captain Gardiner .
yey ia Hi Hi and stores were speedily got ashore; they took was probably the last survivor, as there was
a ei vi farewell of their kind sailor friends, and sent found a note in his handwriting dated September |
a ii Li cheerful letters to their dear ones in England. 6th, 1851. Observe the last dated entry in these |
a Wa But the ship was barely out of sight before their journals was September 6th, 1851. | We learn |
me troubles began. Misfortune and disaster rapidly from their journal that early in July their store
oe a | | fi a succeeded each other, and within a year they of provisions consisted of half a duck, about one
= a a were all dead. By a cruel oversight, they left all pound of salt pork, a pound of damaged tea, a
| i i al their powder in the vessel which conveyed them pint of rice, two cakes of chocolate, four pints of
i ee [ ti out, except a flask and half, so that their fowling- pease, and szx mece.” “The mention of this last
Bia Hn a pieces were of little use. Their two large boats, item,” adds Captain Gardiner, “in our list of
S| " Pere i in which they had hoped to store most of their- provisions, may startle some of our friends, |
ae Ht i belongings and sail from point to point as should it ever reach their ears; but circumstanced
ay i i i ail prudence might dictate, were disabled within a as we are, we partake of them with relish. After
| it ial month of their reaching the country. The _ this all had to live mainly upon mussels, limpets,
Se ee he i ii Ih dinghies- were swamped in the first. week. A anda sort of edible rock weed, which they boiled
ae ig i il merchant of Montevideo, owning large estates on to a jelly and ate, And yet, amid it all, their
it B Hee il the Falkland Islands, had agreed with Captain diary was radiant with the sunshine of peace and
a tt Le HH ae Gardiner to send a vessel monthly with food for joy. The following two sentences are from Cap-
a We Paeesbet the mission band. He sent two vessels to Picton tain Gardiner’s last note. “Yet a little while,
= A ie Island with provisions in March; another in and, through grace, we may join that blessed
as Wd Her i June ; but from some unrecorded cause or reason © throng, ‘to sing the praises of Christ to all
th Be bil is all three failed to obey his orders. And when eternity. I neither hunger nor thirst, though five
i nt A Be provisions arrived in October, 1851, it was more days without food, marvellous loving-kindness to
ae a than a month too late. The captain and sailors me, a sinner.” John Badcock was the first to
mi Hh a cried like children at what they saw. A violent die. The last act of the devoted young fisher-
: i ve Hib storm arose and, fearing harm might come to man was to ask his companions to join him in a
Hit : | a i their vessel, they quickly went on board, put out hymn he had often sung in his Cornish home.
: iin Hea i to sea, and sailed away without even tarrying to He repeated the lines:
Mle Rae tial bury the dead. By this time friends in England Arise, my soul, arise,
= Hi HL : had ‘become alarmed for their safety, and had Shake off thy guilty fears.
He i eee applied to the Government for help. The frigate The dying man sang on to the end of the hymn,
Hat he “Dido” was-sent to search for the lost mission- and in a few minutes after expired. He died on
nig MELE ile aries. It reached Tierra del Fuego in January, June 28th, 1851, and was buried on a bank ©
iy [ pede 1852. It was a sorry spectacle that met the gaze under the trees at Cook’s river. A month later
: He I nail of the relief party. Books, papers and other John Bryant was released from his sufferings.
Hy HE | | - things lay scattered around. ‘There, too, were Mr. Maidment buried him in the grave with his
ti ie ie i the unburied remains of Williams, the surgeon; comrade and friend Badcock. Poor Maidment!
fF | Beh Pearce, the Cornish fisherman; Maidment, the he never recruited from that day of bodily and
| ae catechist, and Allen Gardiner, the brave naval mental exertion, and John Pearce was distressed
i H A officer. Captain Gardiner’s body was close: to beyond measure at the loss of his friends. Cap-
AY 4 a , one of the boats, which, apparently, he had left, tain Gardiner was now confined to his bed, and
a BRE and, being too weak to climb into it again, he Mr. Maidment was hardly able to walk. Hence-
] | had died by the side of it. Bottles were found forth history is silent. The last hero has gone
| ae i itil containing scraps of a journal, which told of tobe rewarded of Him who appraises what we try
1 heart-breaking privations and eager desires for to do as well as what we really accomplish. Was
; bs i i the arrival of relief. . Darwin right in the conclusion he formed as to.
I) ii : Tt is, however, worthy of special note that. the inability of the Gospel to benefit these
if [ a through all these disappointments and hardships degraded ‘heathen, as, in his judgment, they
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| were too low in the scale of existence to receive sons; but the Gospel has shown a hand strong i &
| it? enough to uplift these people. A few years | ! i eB
| Must we now write finis to this chapter of afterwards other missionaries went, children were i i s o
noble enterprise, and mourn the waste of so gathered into schools, converts made, a Church | | | Whe ei
| much heroism? No! Captain Gardiner’s formed. When these facts were made- known to | | ; eS
| prayer, as he lay dying of starvation at Spaniard Dr. Darwin,, he was delighted: said the mission | ‘| 4
| Harbour: “I trust poor Fuego and South — was a grand success, and he became a subscriber | i Hite
America will not be abandoned. Missionary to the society as a testimony of the interest he Hi | i
seed has been sown, and the Gospel message took in their work. The graves of these heroes | , i
ought to follow,” has been answered. It is true were the cradle of the South American Mission- | | Be
the aborigines are fast disappearing, and, all ary Society, which-has nearly 60 stations and i ||
| told, they do not to-day number over 200 per- 129 agents. a i ! I :
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BY THE EDITOR. : | | i :
N our Sunday School Hymn Book we find the — even seven children. One day, when the children — - 4 . i z
following verse: were reciting pieces, in one of the islands, fathers | | ; paae
I thank the goodness and the grace and mothers who were proud to see their children i i |
Which on my birth have smiled, on the platform, smiled to each other, and whis- i 4 i is
That in this land T pass my days pered, “Is it not nice that we did not kill our iH
| A happy English child: little son?” or “our little daughter,” as the case i i ee
Children may well sing it, children may well feel might be. Then one old man rose and said | i i ee
it. How thankful they ae foe wil be pets what a sorrowful man he was that day. All the | | |
ee ee ee Sick sage URE rest were glad to see and hear their children, but | 2
| dark places of the earth are full of the habita- he had none 3 they were all gone; he had killed | | pe
tions of cruelty,” and children are often the them all. Then turning to acquaintances he I | I Eee
victims of it. No doubt there is much evil in blamed them for suffering him to slaughter his Hi 1 i :
| Christian lands, and cruelty to children is not children. They could have prevented him. If i Hy
| unknown in our own country, but there are they had only said one word he would not have | i Wi
| blacker evils that exist in heathen countries, and done it, but they let him do it, so he was a il i
cruelty to children goes on there unchecked. I childless, solitary, sad old man. are a
never heard of idolaters having a society for the The Rev. Robert-Moffat was a famous mission- | i i ae
prevention of cruelty to children, but such a ary in South Africa. One day he heard a child i | :
society is much wanted among them. It was so. crying, but could not see any child about. As i il
in ancient times. Fathers used to make their the crying continued, he searched and found a | i
children pass through the fire to Moloch—that little female infant under a heap of stones. The Hi 4
is, they were burned to death—-and I have read - mother had put her there, and left her to die. HH Hi =
that in Carthage there was a great idol, at whose The missionary took the poor girl, and brought Hy |
fect, on festival days, a fire was kindled, and her up. She was baptized as “Mary Roby,” Hi :
parents used to place their children on the ex- and, by-and-by, she came to England, and _ here Hs
tended hands of this idol. There was a hinge she lived and died. Only a short time ago a ~ aE
at the elbow or shoulder of the idol, and when child was born near Mazeras, where our good i nN
: the poor children were put on the hands, their missionary, the Rev. J. B. Griffiths, labours. A i i i
; weight caused the arms to hang down, and the little while after its birth a lot of women came WH il
children fell into the fire. In modern times, we to him, asking that they might be allowed to kill i a
know thousands of children have been thrown the baby. It had the misfortune to be born with Hilt Hi
into the river Ganges, which is worshipped as.a some defect, so, instead of pitying it, they wanted i i
god. In China the murder of infants, chiefly to put it away. All these instances show us how | i
female children, is a common thing, and in the thankful we should be that we were born in a : i
South Sea Islands, before the Gospel was known Christian land. “Blessed are the people that a
there, women, who afterwards’ got converted, con- know the joyful sound.” “Happy are the people i Nh
fessed they had slaughtered three, or five, or whose God is the Lord.” — i i
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i he : No. I. evangelization of India, as is demonstrated by |
vty i | fl Mt / HE opening years of -this new century the fact that at the present time there are close
ety A seem to me to be peculiarly appropriate upon three millions of Christian converts, as the
Se i iene 1 Hi for taking such a survey as that con- aggregate result of the united labours of the
= Ve a templated in the above title, which various missionary societies that have been at t
= i i ti Aa has to form the subject. of this and three work during the last century on that distant field
meat WE ea following articles. And it is so for another of missionary enterprise.
a rs. Wt reason; for it so happens that we are in the Towards that result perhaps the premier con-
Ai i ii midst of a number of centenary celebrations tribution is to be credited to the Baptist Mission- |
Be aL of the formation of those great modern mission- ary Society, which, in relation to India especially, |
Be th ua ary societies which have done, and still aredoing, has ever been regarded as the pioneer organiza-
ia tae Hi ee such noble work in carrying out the mandate of tion of the modern missionary movement. In
ae j Peis - the Master to “go into all the world, and preach 1892, the centenary of the Baptist Missionary |
4 WA He Hi the Gospel to every creature.” It was in 1792 Society was celebrated in Leicester, Nottingham,
Be a that the Baptist Missionary Society was founded; Kettering, London, and other towns with which
: i fr Hh al in 1795, the London Missionary Society; in the name of William Carey was associated. The
oe ae He 1796, the Scotch Missionary Society; in 1799, prevailing tone of the large and_ enthusiastic
ee ae the Church Missionary Society; in 1810, the meetings that were held in connection with that
ee 4 HE | American Missionary Society ; in 1813, the Wes- celebration was, “What hath God wrought 2”
St Heed leyan Missionary Society; in 1815, the Lutheran arising from the contrast between the small |
z Ho Ve iit Missionary Society; and in 1821, the oldest beginnings of the society when first formed and
We TERE Church missionary society—that for the Propaga- the large results which up to that time had been
Ba ils Wee tion of the Gospel in Foreign Parts--which up achieved. At present the Baptist Missionary
mi Rea to that time had confined its labours to British Society in India reports: 8,385 members, 71
Ss | hae possessions, became a distinctively missionary European missionaries, 33 native and assistant
hi J aT organization. missionaries, 246 evangelists, colporteurs, etc.,
: iG i ' HI ie Being thus, as it were, midway between so and about 16,000 day and Sabbath scholars,
Wd it euislt many centenary celebrations, it may be both under the care of upwards of 800 day and Sab-
: He i a i interesting and instructive’ to take a brief*survey bath School teachers. To these must be added
Wid it ae of the present condition of foreign missions the 60 missionaries’ wives and lady helpers, who are |
Hl i ae wide world over. doing good and needful work in the many
ui THREES In proceeding to do so, suppose we take as the =zenanas of India.
WW | i Hi) “starting-point of our imaginary missionary tour. Following in the wake of the Baptist pioneer
| He round the world that field of so many conflicts missionary society come others, who have stirring
: fl Hi followed by so many evangelistic triumphs. stories to tell of similar conflicts with Indian
ii if bee INDIA, heathenism in all its diversified forms, followed -
i: i Bi which, as now forming part of our extensive by similar conquests over it by the uplifted cross
1 Me British Empire, may naturally claim the prior of Christ ; to wit, the Zondon Missionary Society,
Hy Ale. place in our projected survey. with its present membership of 12,335, with .
i. tt pl The idea of successfully evangelizing such a 97,152 native adherents, ministered to by 69 mis-
ie HA huge empire as India, with its colossal forms of sionaries (male and female), 43 ordained and
i ili religious error and superstition, was, as is well 497 wunordained native preachers, 212 native
te _ known to all readers of missionary literature, Bible-women, and upwards of 1,000 native Chris-
li i i regarded a century ago as perfectly absurd and _ tian teachers (men and women); to which must
at 4 He utopian, But, as Longfellow has well remarked, be added more than 20,000 scholars in day and
4 i “the utopias of to-day are the realities of to- Sabbath Schools; the Church Missionary Society,
i) amorrow.” It has been so with respect to the which now returns about 144,000 native Chris-
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tian adherents, under the care and’ tuition of CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR © | : fs
nearly 500 missionaries, European and _ native, | | ss
clerical and lay, male and female; and the PAGE. AW ee
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, with its BY T. P. DALE. I i ; eA
8,000 fully accredited members in various parts — ih i e
of India, its 5,000 on trial, under the supervision TOPICS FOR MARCH. I i Wa
; : ole < ° : RAEN Pa
F and teaching of 83 missionaries, 40 native March 5th.—-The Making of a Christian: His Hl Hh
ministers, and over 3,000 other agents, paid and Speech.—Col. iv. 1—6; 1 Pet. ii. 2o—23. | a
unpaid. It has also about 30,000 children under A man’s dialect betrays his locality, a i i
religious instruction in the various schools which man’s grammar reveals the state of his l : H es
| it has established. education, Thus a Christian is distin- i Hi |
These are specimens and representatives of a guished by the grace, the wisdom, the sim- i i 5
number of other missionary societies which are plicity and the sincerity of his speech. Mark | i i ;
scattered up and down the continent of India— all these points in the lesson, and remember ' i ie
such as the Scottish Presbyterian Missionary that Jesus spoke “gracious words.” | Hh
iety, the Society for the Propagation of ‘the HA aa
poe, th Pee ee Oa eat March 12th.—Luke’s Message: The Great WALA Fae
; Gospel, and various American missionary | | i
eee : : Healer.—Luke v. 18—26. AR z
societies—all of which have done, and are still A meer y ~E i
: , : 3 The “beloved physician” (Col. iv. 14) i ve
doing, noble work in leavening the teeming oes inst idee
sotue : portrays the Great Physician. This is the 1) ae
masses of India with the great truths and prin- : : ; et s
: 3 : Gentile Gospel, broad as humanity. Notice eae
ciples of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Saviour eRe eatie nea i eg
Bike woud its distinguishing features: the angels and the I i hi 5
f ‘ shepherds, the youth of Jesus, the first ser- i I :
One of the most hopeful features—if not the s a)
: oe : mon at Nazareth, the Good Samaritan, Pro- He
most hopeful—of the present condition of foreign ; : : ? aD
aos : ; pias : digal Son, Pharisee and Publican, etc., and 1 i
missions in India, concerning its possible evan- : eon HA
eae 5 : : show how Jesus is the Healer of sin’s disease. an : A
gelization during the century upon which we have Ba : i Hi
just entered, is the success of the Zenana section March 19th.—Glorifying God in our Work.— Hi | | eas
a of Christian missions there. This is, unques- 1 Pet. i. 1825: : i Ee
__tionably, to be regarded as the key of the position Our daily work is with many the chief i | i ee
in assailing the strongholds of heathenism in opportunity for glorifying God. All work Wi i}
| India. So deeply, in fact, was a recently becomes sacred when this motive is in view. | i a 2
returned missionary convinced of this, that he Stradivarius believed he helped God_ by Hi a
went so far-as to say that he considered the making violins well. George Herbert sings: | He
‘ : A servant with this clause We) ea
conversion of one woman as equal to the con Males drndnery Divine AW
‘ version of twenty men, so far as influence was Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws, | i hi :
concerned. And this was quite in accordance Makes that and th’ action fine. | a
; with the remarkably significant utterance of a~ March 26th.—Christian Endeavour Comrade- || i i re
j native Hindu gentleman, who, witnessing the ship.—Ps. Ixxxiii. | | i
labours of the Zenana Society, exclaimed, “The Kindly read to your meeting the following i i i
light has begun to shine in our ee, ae arlicles ni <
verythi 1 : e hearts o HFG
everything is pane ee = ie ae Se Ce CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR COMRADESHIP. i,
our womens and yer wi ee c a eek Christian Endeavour fosters the spirit of com- i rH
ee eae He ¥ a5 edae iS the radeship. This is an age of unions and federa- i i
i poe: presen aoe y ~~ tions. In industry, commerce, politics, and in Wai
zenanas of India are doing—r1,260 of whom have Dee 3 Hy it
Oe countless other ways, it is felt that what one can- Watt iS
gone out from Great Britain, we are happy to ; lich: al; ee AWE
say—a fact which we look upon as an important ae ate e a aye oe ae Eee te a
factor, so far as India is concerned, in the Piri eee ee OF the promotion: or a oNEn On end. Wa
ment of the prophecy respecting the time Saher en religion, this tendency is ripening into an Wat
& “the idols shall be cast to the moles and to the earnest desire for union. The nineteenth century 4 I a
bats. and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that Was one of religious division, the twentieth cen- Wl
de? tury will be one of union. There were powerful i Hil
; - (Lo be. continued.) reasons which compelled our fathers to form tH i
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WAS BO BARN emselv i .
Hea ARH Bai es into separate Christi
er a but to-day t arate Christian communiti 5 i
i en eT Banh z ay the Holy Spirit i : AES) Our Churche i :
| i i He A believers in. Christ ne a drawing all true multiplied none eve been built up, with all their
ea | Free Gianchamaderaiton one another. The our tithete’ I es, by the toils and sacrifices of |
oe ae Hi The mov 3 is a sign of the time eRe t is for our young 3
ede A | ement towards M . s. and say what tl . J g people to ri
a i A i i another. s ethodist Union is the future m any will do to shape the policy .
a ant Christi eas , and. to fit themselves f roe
BH et BER Hann d AAV sysys € C ]
iW a t ie helpi pee Endeavour has had no small share i tions of responsibility and | : or those POSis
ae } as helping the Denominations to realize th share in eventually fall to the BeOS NP which will ‘
a Sea ial unity in Chri ae eir essen- arms, be site EDM SALE Comra Be
= ce HE Ht Wate of Saints. a ou emphasizes the com- . ness Cae and of good courage, sas taae
= a ee national and ee society, inter- good soldiers of Jesus Christ ! ard-
= nd ee vourer feels that he is eens An Endea- « This lett THE ANNUAL LETTER.
: a ae eased) he ands oer apie in his: own. S6e Sees has been sent to all our societi
a} ay source of strength to hae ea that fact is a athe : had the name and _ address ae ae
< iia MER eet zie : < ‘aity 2 nding secretar ne
Ha heme ABBE es Wi possibly, be a weak and ae society may, gratifyi ioe lary: There has i
‘I MA recollection that it Belongs fo rine one, but the fee of one shilling, the return of the ice :
aa es to sustain it amid the ‘ebba a - oes by an encom Bnet apenas in. some ca
Be a he tide of s and flows of of raging lette : s
re ae of success M 5 vs Of of our w S r, telling of th
me Pe si d ore 2 oreover, the 1 our work. Will tk . 2 e€ progress
et ee enominational unions ar , ocal and yet replied ki ill those societies wh ona
. Bie Beatie ? e onl yet replied ki dl > Ss Who have not
mee |g fy iNet and world-wide br y parts of a vast kindly do so at on |
Hei HE i) otherhood : may be cl ce, that our acc
TOE ERER Paseilisd | enhances the id od, and this fac : closed at the pro : ounts ;
ae i Whi Sa oct idea of comradeshi s fact ledging the f proper time. In acknow |
me a ae individual Endeay deship, until the oe ees, I have had ee |
a icing Ne diatter tn hak vesteiemt os sendinecihe follow ene, pleats a
mee ta company he bel o what regiment or MESSAG
a i Res! satat elongs, he ha ais « : E FROM THE P
ae | aa He f a his part to play in ete eee dice hold, Ww In the Pentecostal Bee aae ae
me ig ed he could accomplish almost ack. Individually ales, the Master has sional pak as come tS
Bea ee in a great. organization_h nothing, but as a unit Christian Endeavourers, 2 AL honoured the
a Hise power. So Christian End becomes himself a answered their prayers foe Has. acendant)
He ihe. Wit strengthens the weak soa our comradeship ee the Christian Pndeavouren ae revival
A a a hearted, and imparts peal ourages the faint- or a like blessing, and God Poe England pray
a3 a Hh ia a more hopeful opportunit re. outlook and bless us. (Signed)’ even our God, shall
- Hd lyst ‘Christi : : Peace
Sa _ We need to develop ae of Christian service. New societies ar = soe aS:
< ie AP PAE tRid in our Free M : 1s Spirit of comradeshi heaton e.reported at Scholes (Cleck
ba Methodist societi 1p ), Sunderland, W s (Cleck-
Hea TR belong to the Nati eties. We most of ‘and juni 3 , West Moor Road :
Hig Hh is garke: | 0 i e National Union, and caably: us dso) Pinxton Wharf oad (senior
Bee ae Wee ocal unio ; ; 2 1Dly, to A: mission | :
Wg TRE na : on h |
‘i Ho pe reuNe Steal ee oe a Denomination, Street, Basel, by the © been conducted at Milk
he He | Christian Endeavour. Not half own strength in has aroused widespread ev. J. B. Stoneman. It
Hh i are in direct touch with us. W of our ‘societies _-HOOd, and has been: interest in the neighbour-
ad ae communicate with all, if ae e would gladly Success. At one of a eras with remarkable
He i ! if iil that our Sunday Sch oal h could. ait 1s hoped Roberts related the fi : pagers the Rev. James
| Pa furnish us with the raise edules will this year of young men cae - lowing incident. A party
ie [ et our corresponding ames and addresses of all Churches to att ne in from one of the country
md ae ee Y g secretaries, and th er Rae act end the Sunda : ae
ie Hee Het: ans we may come to kno at by this hey desired to remain f YANOLNINE -SCIViCe. :
a ie proves his loyalty to the ee A soldier the afternoon, and a the men’s meeting in
hi! Petit 4 E ? a : ; '
I | Pai his own particular regiment ed his loyalty to © go home for anaee ab Obs fas FOE then |
I i aie binds us to support : he C.E. pledge where the er, they entered a park
ae Bae ete Sree we our own Church and its ser and oe ee the intervening time in aoe |
ne TA el : - ayer.
1 ae fi extend the word a our power. Let us for the evening es returned to their own church
iy le a Denomination, interest ou we a embraces the ing which foleeede ce a at the prayer meet-
a). Gat pare in its enterprises be etal oe its work, hus the fire is spread” it souls were converted.
1 (Ai | ea ee ji yal to it: :
1 Me ers, until we feel how powerf ts chosen Secretary of C.E
a We _ sacred is the tie that binds powerful. and how -E, and 1.B.R.A.:
4 : / a a I should like to see a eee brethren. Rev. T. P. Dale
, i ae PHAR Thio” «tne Churehes ee eship even wider 43, Fernbank Road, Redl : .
ma Miere “are “guildé- “aid youn re no C.E. exists 1, Redland, Bristol.
act: 5 " 7
ae [ ie ao es organizations s aoe classes se ee ite not all combine t 5 y should we
pie o form RTICLE 3 :
f I / i pours PEOPLE’S Uno ae METHODIST A Hie ee eae Review, etc., to be sent to
Ee) which I trust may ; igige ae Urea Noting Editor, 5, Conway Aver
: Hie b . may, some day, not fa 3 ottingham. Orders : me, Carlton,
A i ecome a reality. , r distant, be addressed to the Aes betters ea ere uke ae
Jeng aay (244 Ba : er, : ; eG
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Light hundred and SFitty Miles A man sat with wet hands drawing this stick | : : i 2
. i backwards and forwards, which caused vibra- | i OE
in a Canoe. tion, andthe instrument sent out a hideous, | if fe e
BY J. H. PHILLIPSON. booming sound. The story current among the i | i ;
| aS uninitiated was that an evil spirit, in the shape | | 1 i ee
| PART IIL of a certain wild beast, appeared periodically for Wa We
| T four am. we got sixteen fresh men, purposes of evil, and must be appeased by offer- i i ite
A who hooted and yelled one against the ings of fruit, fish, grain and flesh, otherwise i il i :
other, until some were unable to speak ”_ ean 2a == a | | i i é
by the time the sun arose. Here the LS or Se ey ee a i / i ee
, river was wide and shallow, scarcely admitting a ‘ ee uy ere Set . I Hy | : ee
large canoe. The air became considerably y gy en 7 y a Ay | | i EE
cooler, and the mist and dew much less as we Ais ae ‘ane K/ : 5S RSS ry |
| ascended the river. We entered the Ndura dis- ts Ngee GEES Ad { RRR Y ' i i i pa
trict, where the Tana spreads itself in two direc- f “Wy vA Pian RR PAIN | i | : ;

tions for some distance, forming a number of we ARF rie en SS) ae Sah i : ?
large and small islets, which were probably Ha os ) ek ae SSE 1 | |
caused by fallen trees. |The scenery gradually ee eo eae he a Sy i | : Be
increased in beauty. There were groves of ee na dhe | i sas
borassus palms, massive and stately, ever a iexracponaesteneneneeet: a roe see i i i | nee

picture of beauty and strength. Rice grew on Waar a CGE ne iy Wa

the banks of the river, and everybody, except the Pare fe el rR ip é ti HH §

older men, a d to be busy keeping off the Coe ere NS ee aS | i ie

! » appeared to sy keeping o: eer ore | ee HO

birds. Peeks Cons wif a ! fi Hh ;

. Continuing up stream we were soon past the skh i, ee ee el HH i)
lower Galla district, but as the inhabitants have a 0lUltlt (ititi‘ rag | |
all removed inland, I had no chance of seeing e eS, < wd ae eam hs eer i |
them. However, they had been visited before, eee ae a —eeeter. i H ul
and I wanted to reach those up-country. Sh veges iy i) Seer wee ae Hi Hl ee

Here harvesting had begun in some parts. alos ign 1 a SUA essa i iI
The inhabitants are numerous, and not well off RIE ie | a i ganenpemenras | i Hl
to all appearance. They.spend their time feast- : Be ee a En | a
ing, or have done until a stop was put to it. PEE ple : i ‘ | | sit
The Pokomos had a peculiar institution called : Dulu, the Ngadzi. | TI 8
‘ Ngadzi. A secret society existed, into which men | ait
By might be initiated after paying certain fees, famine, plague and all kinds of disease would | i di ' ‘
amounting to as much as 500 rupees, payable in ensue. The people were worked into a frenzy - | i vp
grain, etc. The secret was in no case revealed as the time drew near when the creature would a i i
unless the elders or members deemed it unwise be heard, and the rumour spread that the evil i i
i: to withhold it longer. . The members of the was near at hand; therefore the tribes gathered I Hl
society had a large, hollow tree, about ten feet together, and brought offerings of the best food a,
in length, over which the skin of an animal was they had, and those who were in the. secret, 1h, i
thrown. One end was covered with skin, a hole numbering hundreds, accepted the food, and Wi He

: bored through it, into which a stick was inserted. stored it in large houses built in the woods for | a

a Vou. XII. No, 4, Apri, 1905.] [Ong Penny. a i
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an ae the purpose, and it was guarded very strictly. was forbidden some time ago by Government |
\ ei iH HES The day fixed for the beginning of the feast was orders, because the people never had the hut
| H i i always at a time when there was no moon. After tax ready. The river here was wide and shallow,
cee A darkness had fallen, suddenly the booming of forming sundry islets, many of which were under
a ee a the Ngadzi would be heard, augmented by the cultivation. The German mission established a |
ee Wy i } unearthly shrieks of a hundred or more inside station at this town, and built a house for a
a H Ll the house where the instrument was kept. This European, but a late bush fire has destroyed the
ae We Tei caused great terror among the uninitiated. whole station. ae
| i i He There were always a certain number ready to We travelled through the Subaki district |
a || te ii a be taken into the house of the strange beast by during the night. Our rest was greatly disturbed |
: Ui He some great man. They were, however, carefully by the noise around us. The canoe men kept
a ee blindfolded, and taken in one by one through a up all sorts of wild yells, answered back by the :
| | a | He iH labyrinth of winding passages, amid the screams people on the banks of the river. The night for |
ee ie) of women outside, and the yells of men within. a while was made hideous by the wailing of
; rid | i it When the one blindfolded approached the death-songs, ghost-songs and such-like, as though
md a f interior, there would be dead silence, his hand they were familiar with every dread monster
| HL | { taken and placed upon the Ngadzi, which sent conceivable. We were compelled at last to put
ES i ne i out a thunderous roar, and he, terrified, was a stop to it, but paid for it by the difference in
= la PA a conveyed outside to tell that it was no myth, but speed, as the greater the noise and confusion,
= He i Lal | a real live beast, with cold, hairy skin. Thus the quicker we go, generally speaking.
mS ae the tension was kept up, more offerings secured, At length day began to dawn. The air was
=e hia He iH and the feast sometimes continued for a month. cooler than we have it at Golbanti, but as the
me The secret was closely kept until a man had day wore on the sun became exceedingly hot,
= i ii ne Hh paid year after year, and that largely. Had a so much so that it almost scorched the skin of
: i ‘sl ve i member divulged the secret it would have our hands and faces. I felt a glowing sensation
We iG a meant death to him without mercy. It was, about the face, which meant that part of the
= Hi 4 ee virtually, an institution for keeping men from _ skin was coming off, and for a few days the feel-
ual i ihe working and providing them food for the rest ing was one of great discomfort: This usually
ey of their lives. There was on the part of many happens when one is exposed to the sun at first.
Hae EEE he an ambition to gain an entrance to the society. During the day we changed our men fre-
: tia ais The knowledge that fraud had been practised quently, therefore travelled quickly. The part
Be upon them only increased their desire to become we had now reached was well wooded, the banks
tn i] Le i members. of the river high, and the sight exceedingly beau-
Ii ] i wt The Ngadzi swayed great influence until 1902, tiful. All kinds of creeping plants were grow-
ile ee when a man revealed the secret to me. J ing in the woods near the river, and in’ some |
ig Be i inquired into it, and, to the joy and relief of instances hung over one’s head when in mid-
We Hee hundreds, it was stopped. The Government stream. Convolvulus was predominant, all in
i" ne interfered also, and made it illegal. The mem- full. bloom. Here and there were plants like
tH nee bers were not in sympathy with the mission, and the flowering pea, bearing blue and white flowers
13 | Hi i Dulu (whose photo I send), the man who told of most delicate texture and colour. Birds were
Mi Aa me of it, was the first member to join the mis- to be seen in great variety. Curlews were flitting
i ie sion. He had to keep himself quiet for months about, and in the trees the osprey, ibis, and
| a for fear of anything befalling him. He after- heron were numerous. The spurwinged plover
it Hi a iy wards made one of the instruments, which we was hopping about on the sandbanks. There
ee ted had in our possession for some time. The was no scarcity of crocodiles, and often a snake
4 | ve & institution is now a thing of the past, and will attracted our attention as it wriggled along the
1 i He never gain hold upon the people as in former grass; lizards, too, were plentiful; and, under
ae a : times. But I must now continue the narrative the shade of the trees, insects could be heard
ee Bin of my journey up river. humming, but scarcely ever the song of a bird.
| a The town at which we rested was the chief The rice-bird abounds here in great numbers,
At re Ngadzi town in the district, but the institution and (like the sparrow and linnet in England,

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| about harvest-time), keeps the people busy tend- some people near the town, most of whom -I | i =
| ing their crops of rice. found had removed higher up, and those at i i, |
| The people in this district have curious modes | Masa-Bubu only awaited our departure e’er they i i i | eo
| of hairdressing. No particular fashion prevails, went too. We spent a pleasant time here, and i . i) a
but they adopt every imaginable style, all artistic . I succeeded in informing them of the purport of | H | | e
in their view; and some enterprising hairdresser my visit. The chief, who is king of his clan; I | We
might gain a few hints, and soon make a fortune. assented to the advice I gave, viz., that they ’ | i i i ha
in new fashions. The Pokomos about here are make arrangements for having a teacher, send- a i
less intelligent than those on the’ lower Tana, ing their children’ to school, and themselves 4 Hl I Be
~ and less muscular. They excel, however,'in hearing the Gospel. -The chief said: “I am HH) | i es
propelling a canoe; this they can do’ without ready to send every child I can find to school, iH i #
tiring for hours at a time. but the trouble is we have so few. As for our- | H | | =
We travelled until far into the night, arriving selves attending, our day is past; we will, how- | i %
late at Masa-Bubu, a Galla settlement, and the ever, always show respect. The children ought Ht ; | Es
2 headquarters of an upland chief. Here we to learn, else we shall become no people at i | ee
pitched our tent, and made ready for spending all, later on. But,” said he, “we remove now ; i |)
| Sunday. We were met by a couple of Galla to our old country higher up, and there we will : Ee
| chiefs, who welcomed us in the usual style, and, talk again.” So the day passed; and we were | / i ee
: though late, we had to receive their prolonged early to bed, as half of our journey still lay before | I | i oe
greetings, and tell the news. They wished me us, to which I was: looking forward with keen : ie , : Be
to accept a present from them, which consisted interest. It seemed almost impossible that a Hii | Bee
of a beautiful white ram. This was acceptable, week ago we were at Golbanti; the journey to Wi } / oe
as our men as well as ourselves needed food. Masa was supposed to take from fourteen to i P see
While supper was being prepared, and my com- twenty days, and yet we were there at the end | 4 | ee
panion looked after things in camp,.I had a_ of seven. JI was fortunate in falling in with i | ee
little talk with the Gallas. They are good at Mr. Anderssen, whose kindness is extreme, and | | : |! zee
hearing and telling news. We got to rest at last whose genial nature makes him an ideal com- | | =
| and slept in peace. panion, besides which he is a friend to all who I i i! ae
On Sunday morning I had a talk with the need a friend. : ie
villagers again, and then went out to speak to (To be continued.) | i i (| cS
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Editorial JNotes. | | ii Zs
HAVE received from the Rev. W. E. ° ministry; after studying for two years in the i i| ES
Soothill the following most gratifying College. The rest of the group are local AW l | &
communication : ~ preachers or leaders. As you will notice, they : i i i :
“T am sending to Mr. Chapman for you a are:an intelligent-looking lot of men, and many il ! i
photo, taken last week -but one. It shows of them are men of fine physique also. i i
between seventy and eighty representatives “We had. an excellent series of meetings, during i i ea
| present at our recent District meeting in which healthy reports were given of the different | ) i
Wenchow. ‘Two-thirds of them are preachers, circuits by the native ministers. We expect to i K
| and the rest are leaders. Nothing like all our show an increase in membership on the year of Hi at
preachers or leaders were there, as our accom- about two hundred, and the number of proba- i i |
modation is not large enough to invite them all. \ tioners has also satisfactorily increased. We | HH) i
. The second row from the bottom of thé photo hold services Sunday by Sunday in one hundred i il
| are all, save three or four, native ministers and and thirty-three different villages and towns, at i
evangelists, and in the bottom row are two ~ which some seven thousand people take part. i uy
| " young men who have just been received into the “We had some good speaking at the different i i M
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| OUR FOREIGN FIELD. 53 i ' | i
sessions of our District meeting, the most remark: at Lady Lane, and the Rev. John Moore, Home i ] :
able address being given by Mr. Ts'ih, B.A., Mission Secretary. This: is an entirely new Hi ‘| |
who, speaking with closed eyes, as is his usual departure on the part of the London Committee, We \ Bg
fashion, recited, and while reciting expounded, but we are sure it will meet with approval yi I
three whole chapters in Timothy, with never a throughout the Connexion. i ) be
. mistake, and without once opening his Bible or At the evening meeting Mr. J. Hepworth, of | i i ie
his eyes! His address was one of the most Leeds, will preside. As many of our readers Hh
effective I have ever heard him give. I once know, Mr. Hepworth is one of the leading lay- i Hg
heard this feat of memory surpassed in two men of the New Connexion Denomination, and iy i o
schoolboys, whom Mr. Ts’ih had been spending takes an intense interest in Foreign Missions. i | |
a little time over. He brought them to me, and At the present moment, when Union between the | | =
they recited to me the whole of St. John’s Gospel, two Churches seems so near, it is specially ii | | z
without mistake, and at race-horse speed. I interesting to have Mr. Hepworth presiding over i i j
occasionally stopped one of them in the middle our great annual missionary gathering. He will i | i i
of a verse, and started the other half a chapter receive from our people a hearty welcome. The I | i t
further on. It made no difference. At lightning speakers will be the President (the Rev. Jabez i i i ee
speed he would start off, and continue without King), the Rev. W. R. Stobie (China), the Rev. TE ag
break, till he was checked for the other to take A. E. Greensmith (West Africa), the Rev. H. T. / | zs
.aturn. Both of them were word perfect! Chapman (Foreign Missionary Secretary), Mr. R. HF i ze
“To return, however, to the District meetings, Bird (Treasurer), Mr. E. S. Snell (chairman of ait / ee
we closed them with Sunday services in the City the London District). It is hoped to make the ] i He ae
Church, which was filled with a splendid con- meetings more than ordinarily successful. The 1) ae
gregation. In the afternoon three young interest in mission work in our Churches was i
preachers took the service, and did themselves never higher than at the present time, and we i; [ <2
credit ; one of them has been out two years on -hope the demonstration will be one of the Wl . B
probation, and the two others are those above grandest on record. An earnest appeal on Ht Hie 2
mentioned as just going out. May the Lord be behalf of the Chairman’s List is being issued, | | ae
with them and use them.” and will doubtless have been received by most » i Hl | oe
, EAST AFRICA. of our, readers. Remittances are to be made to i \
I have had a communication from the Rev. the Rev. E. O. Dinsley, 33, Bark Place, i Hii Ze
| J. H. Duerden from Mazeras, dated February Bayswater. i a
icth. Prior to his visit to Mr. Griffiths he had Sarr eh an | / ! !
i ‘been inclined to take a somewhat gloomy view. A COBWEB ON THE COLLECTING-BOX. Hy
of the state and prospects. of our missions in East A succEsTIVE story is told of an artist who ‘| i |
Africa, but, after conference with him, His VIEWS y\ouabes kay th paint a picture of a decaying lI |
entirely changed. Now,” he says, everything church. To the astonishment of many, instead : \ ||
pars anos hopeful, even beyond dreams. Never’ Ge putting on the canvas an old, tottering ruin, i i ee
i mm the history of OuE Hast African mission had pe painted a stately edifice of modern grandeur. i Hi
we such a glorious prospect before US: ‘There 1S Behind the open portals could be seen the richly- : i | eB
no doubt that God has raised up in Mr. Griffiths Go ived pulpit, the magnificent organ, and the a | | i :
a inissionaty: prophet of the frst order Mey beautiful stained-glass windows. Just inside the a
the good Lord richly: bless eee aaDOnTS! Ut grand entrance, guarded on either side by a | ; 5
this prayer we all heartily join. “pillar of the church,” in spotless apparel and i ae
| "ANNUAL MISSIONARY DEMONSTRATION. glittering jewellery, was an “offering plate” of . A HE
Our Annual Missionary Demonstration will be | goodly workmanship. | AL
| held this year on Monday, May tst, in the City Directly above the “offering plate,” suspended en
Temple, London. It has been decided that the from a nail in the wall, there hung a very simply- iW i
| afternoon meeting shall be devoted entirely to painted square box, bearing the legend, “Col- Bl i
the interests of Home Mission work. The chair lection for Foreign Missions.” But right over i aii.
will be occupied by Mr. B. Muirhead, of Shef- the slot, through which contributions ought to Wt
field. Three speakers have been invited: the have come, he painted a huge cobweb. This | i
Rey. J. Gregory Mantle, superintendent of the was the artist’s idea of what would Jead to i |
Deptford Wesleyan Mission; the Rev. J. Tunna- spiritual decay and be an evidence of it. And | HH
cliffe: Shaw, superintendent of our own mission he .was right.—SuNDAY CIRCLE. i th
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le it Ca INGPO.—The welcome news is to hand Mr. Griffiths is losing no time in the matter
1g el a | \ | of the safe arrival ingChina of Dr. of visiting all our stations after his return. Most
He Wh a Jones. He reached Shanghai on of them he has already visited; the remaining |
a i} Ln February ist, and was greeted by ones he will visit with the least possible delay.
a a itt al the Rev. J. W. Heywood, who had gone thus far He has also had a conference with the whole
eS Mi i a to meet him. of our East African staff. Of the conference he |
: a te He The Doctor was in good health, had enjoyed says: “A really blessed time we had together.
cs ca Hi | his voyage, and was ready both in body and mind We were of one mind and of one spirit.” The
2 a Hl | : to commence his great work. Should;health be testimony of all the brethren was that we had
| it ; Ht ia granted to the Doctor, there is good ground for a great future in that part of the Dark Con-
5 i iil a E expecting from him many years of valuable and tinent where our missions are situated.
ee Hee This we believe - with all our
iii ee a FS : ~~] heart, if only we are loya! and
: Ey it fe eae eek | do not maim our staff and work
a Hi S ; S 2 “| by insufficient support! We have
i al : : | been gravely at fault in this
=n Hee i : ' j Ne eae s _ | matter in the past.
a a Wee | 2 a \\ @@ @ |. ‘Already Mr. Griffiths and Mr.
= a ' 1 agate a al ® \ ae cast if a A ox. ga! Ratcliffe have turned their atten-
oe Hl 4 HE He e & ides uy fa i ’ re me i pare tion to the cultivation of cotten.
el HT Hh eae Seay eae ae ai Pen 23 A $4) Both a ginning machine and a
i ia We ée ae ae ees ae ee f ie He] press have been sent out, and
li Hs gs Pica es Pa aoe on a A ae must have reached their destina-
Si | ‘cn by this time |
3 i: ee aa Ome loton Wena be RO RS eee In another direction Mr. Grif-
na We f : : HS I os ace =} | fiths is not allowing the grass to
Ws i ea on Ceo ce aoa elie fas SR | grow under his feet. Already
: td [ ce ce Be foe. ee) steps have been taken in the
Mi ei DOR aks ee 35 Re vi : enterprise of the new educational
re el: - . institute. . The stones, mortar,
: He EH a i Christmas Games, East Africa. and tiles are already net the spor
ie Ho aa “This is not all: the missionaries
Hs AEG efficient service. We ought not to forget our on _ the spot have had a meeting, and sub-
i ea new missionary in our prayers. scribed among themselves FIFTY GUINEAS.”
meg WencHow.—“Chapel ‘building,’ says Mr. Mr. Griffiths says: “You will be glad to
i . Be Soothill, “is proceeding apace.” “Land is also know this.” We are more than glad; we are
a ie a secured for the new ‘Henry Blyth’ Hospital, and delighted! It is an additional proof of what we
t He half a million of bricks are baking in the oven, have said again and again:: “the foremost.
ih [ i, i and the head carpenter is away buying timber,” believers in Foreign Missions are missionaries
Hi i 4 ae and ere this the walls will be rising. themselves.” After this heroic and generous
ia ec ii The war in the Far East is having its effect example, we cannot let this great object go a-
ei bri on our work; the dollar has gone up, so that gold begging. There are many who could give the
yy | fe does not far as it did. This, of course, whole £500 and not be the poorer. The fact
ee yo i means an increase in our working expenses. speaks for itself with its own eloquence.
: Me ‘ Mr: Soothill was going the day after writing’ | Mr. George English is addressing himself to
eee |, (January 28th) to open a new chapel, “where,” the study of the language with vigour and
; k Hi to quote his exact words, “the people, who are success. The whole staff is reported to be in
ae |) a very poor, have done nobly.” “robust health.”
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| A few days ago it was reported to us that our Pidld of Work .il.c.ccsceeeseecevettseieds WE
Church at Wigan had taken what wé have no pate. Nh
| hesitation in calling a wise step. The Church ..,........ “The Country and its Climate.” i | | Se
met and eee to purchase 200 copies of the |........ “Rivers and Coast Line.” i | z
MISSIONARY cHO per month. Having done oo Conditions of Travel.” Hl i
this, the officers proceeded to outline a number ¥ be He WR
wes ies wicseeee “Centres and Distribution of Popula- ee
of districts, and then to request a number of the ‘on. | | |
Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary ladies to undertake “ ~~ : : | |
the distribution ‘of thé Eco. in the several ‘.:-7:,°. Missionary History. i |
districts. They had no difficulty in securing ++": “Customs of the Country; dress, food, l) | i
ladies, and now month by month these ladies can _ houses, etc.” H i :
be seen calling at the houses, leaving an EcHo, ..-..---- “Home Life.” “Village Life and i i
and, where possible, speaking a few gracious Industry.” i a
words both of counsel and comfort. The maga-.......... “The Life of the Towns, Institutions, | , i
3 3 . 3 4 HE WIM Bes
zine is not sold but given; if anyone wishes to Occupations, etc.” Hy ‘|
give a penny it is accepted; the Church pays for .|........ “Social Life.”. “Character and Charac- iil i
the Ecuo. teristics.” 1 ) eB
Can such an enterprise fail of good? The ......... “Religions, Traditions and Folk-lore.” | (|
Church is sure to be blessed, but who shall say ; or a ] es
ans : PraveR Uwnion.—The Foreign Missionary HE
who and what great missionary may not receive : cy
: : ; Secretary recommends the following plan. for qe
his first faint call to the glorious work through ; : be
| a on each month. ist to 7th—China, Ningpo and Hl 5
these monthly missionary calls. To us it is a : aa
. Wenchow. 8th to 14th—Africa, East and West. Ta
| most noble work, and has on its brow the fresh- : Hi i
| 15th to 21st—Jamaica. 22nd to 28th—Home ea
ness and fragrance of the world to come. isha aed Hy) Hi
| Missions. 29th to 31st—Missions generally. i | } ie
| A YOUNG PEOPLE’S MISSIONARY UNION. ‘¢ The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few ; ! j i :
a8 ” a
A week ago, at the close of a missionary con- pray 98 therefore, | i ls
ference in Nottingham, a young gentleman Let this noble example of our Nottingham | i eee
addressed us, saying, “I shou'd like to give you friends be taken up in all our Districts and cir- } i
a copy of thessyllabus of our Young People’s cuits and Churches, and we shall soon have a. : i a
} Missionary Union.” We were glad to have it, different missionary spirit and missionary atmo- ‘ i i)
and we are not less glad to make it known to sphere. Study and prayer of a specifically mis- ‘|
others. This is it: sionary nature will do more than bring about'a i i)
_ Opject.—Each member to make of themselves change in the thought and gifts of many: they i =
missionary experts, to provide efficient speakers will work a Fe OOT of a most blessed character. i | s
for Sunday Schools, guilds, and Christian Endeg:,,’ 19: ofthe Church's greatest needs are (a) to |
your societies, to co-operate with the Nottingham consider ; (4) to pray. i i |
University College Missionary Union, and the FACTS TO PONDER. Hh :
Nottingham C.E. Union’s Missionary Committee, Two of the most significant and, at the same | ii
and generally to foster missionary interest among time, saddest facts in connection with the recent Hy
the young. = session of the Foreign Missionary Committee Heil
| Composrtion.—The Union shall ‘consist of a were (a) the decision not to send an additional Ht ii
missionary enthusiast from each young people’s missionary to China and Bocas, though pleaded ! i
society, together with the ministers, who are for with pathetic earnestness ; and (2) the reason i i
i members ex officio. why the decision was reathed: we had not the a
. Srupy Ciass.—The members will meet as far. means. The reason was a real one, and.not an i i
as practicable once every six weeks, to bring excuse; but is it not terrible that we cannot reap | j|
together the results of their study during the pre- the harvest which God has graciously given us i fh
ceding weeks, and occasionally give papers on as the result of prayer, and labour bearing the ; Hi
the subject in hand. blood-red marks of sacrifice? Will not our : | vit
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1 ah | bie friends and the members of our Churches blessing to accompany it.” Very heartily do I
He vist ponder these things, and say, “the reproach shall _ thank the sender, and pray God that his generous
Ht Fa HE be rolled away.” and timely example may be followed by many.
Ue El A NOBLE EXAMPLE. _ Our needs are many, urgent, and great.

ili oe HER si We are away in the West, along with the Rev. * _* * * *

4 tf Hee Ele John Moore, on a strenuous missionary tour. We are away in Cornwall; the welcome news
i" Ra The following delightful bit of good news has has just reached us that our friend Mr. Phillip-
Wid ie i followed us: “Observing your great need of more son, of Golbanti, has safely arrived in England.

a qe Eee friends for our mission cause, and believing it to He is in fair health, and will, we hope, after a

at ie i i ah be the duty of every Christian to do all he pos- short rest, be able to do some missionary

= vue Aue sibly can to send the Gospel to the heathen, I deputation work before returning. But he will

= ie Hi val beg to send you £20, praying for the Divine need some rest. |

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| i A Ghe Present Condition of Foreign Missions:

i Hi A Survey.

a I " fi | | BY JOHN CUTTELL.

= Wl i fF ay No. I. (concluded). poorly in comparison with some other societies ;

mea E pass now in imagination from having not more than a couple of English mis-

Se i | ih } \ \ / the vast continent of India to the ~ sionaries at work there at present, assisted by 14

= ie Li Le it ISLAND OF CEYLON, native ministers, having the pastoral oversight

= ih THT 4 which, though generally classed with India when nd care of 1,044 church-members and 1,600

= Hh: a matters missionary are under consideration, is, children in the Sunday Schools. The Church

ie Aa nevertheless, to be regarded as a separate mis- Missionary Society reports 56 European and

Ba pet sion field, and treated as a distinct sphere. For colonial missionaries, clerical and lay, 578 native
i ie Te: i this there are religious as well as geographical Christian pastors and teachers (male and female),
We Fee eed reasons, inasmuch as it is the citadel and strong- 816 baptized native Christian adherents, 3,383

ee be iy hold of the only non-theistic religion that is COâ„¢Mmunicants, and 17,868 native scholars and
= i ‘ Hee | active and aggressive in the so-called “Emerald S¢minarists. The Wesleyan Methodist Mission-
= Wa i i Ha Isle of. the East,” viz.: Buddhism; a system that 21Y Society reports its present condition as con- .
: hae i ae early took deep root there, and with such ‘isting of 23 English missionaries, 48 native
: tit) HE il tenacious hold that it has never since been Ministers, 1,045 paid agents, 1,231 other unpaid
Wl tA seriously relaxed. agents, 4,873 fully accredited church-members,
: a He He It is here, however, that Christianity has won with UB TAL OU trial, and 30,730 children in the

— if Ae some of its greatest triumphs, after years of Schools for instruction.

a i Hae severe and sustained conflict. According to the These societies, in conjunction with the

= ‘4 ' i Hi statistics furnished a few years ago by Mr. John American Presbyterians, and. more recently a

a) He 4 Ferguson, one of the editors of the “Ceylon Salvation Army corps, have made such a deep

me ay ape tatt Observer,” and an authority of highest reputation impression upon the strongholds of Buddhism
= Le f Pe! all over the East in statistical matters, it appears and devil-worship in Ceylon, that a Brahmin
5 iH ; He } that there are gt the present time in Ceylon priest was heard recently to exclaim, as he con-

ee mn upwards of 80,000 Protestant Christians, while templated the course of events, “The Christian

HY) iG the Roman Catholics have more than twice that religion will prevail!” | Much, however, still

a a th number of professed adherents. So that, accord- remains to be done before the Brahmin’s prophecy

1a HE ing to this, there are 300,000 professed Christians becomes an accomplished fact. “In the Eastern

1] i mae out of 3,000,000 inhabitants in the island of jungles,” says a recent authority, “the outcast

Oe Ceylon—that is, one-tenth of the population is Veddahs still dance and howl in their devil-wor-
I a nominally Christian, at any rate. shipping orgies as their aboriginal forefathers
oe . ‘ Towards the Protestant proportion of this did before Gautama came upon his mission.
ad a‘ aggregate result, the statistics of the Baptist Mis- Demon-worship, indeed, is prevalent among all
ie sionary Society, though first on the field, show the Cingalese population, and the only medical
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man known in many parts is the devil-priest with into account those first ten years of comparative i i -
his sorceries.” failure, there has been established a new Baptist Wi HE
BURMAH. Church for every three weeks of the entire time, Hk 1
: . day and night; and there has been a new con- vt ee
Passing over the waters of the Bay of Bengal vert baptized for every three hours of the entire Wit i
: in a north-easterly direction, we come to this. time, day and night.” A very remarkable state- | i bs
? interesting field of missionary operations, with its ment, indeed! | i La
hallowed memories of the hetoic Adoniram It has been computed that there are now about Es
| Judson, and his equally heroic wife, and of the 30,000 Karen Christians in Burmah, gathered HE i
| wonderful work of God among the Karens. , and folded into 450 churches, and fully 100,000 Hil i ke
| When Judson first went to Burmah, he was the nominal Christians—about one-sixth of the entire Walt i ce
} sole representative of the American Baptist tribe in Burmah. Surely this ought to be an i | ae
Union, and Burmah was the sole field of his mis- inspiration and encouragement to the two prin- | Ee
sionary labour. For ten long years he worked cipal missionary societies now at work there—the i i :
hard and suffered much for the cause of Christian Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and: | i $
| missions; but at the end of that time he had the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society—to i oe
nothing to show for all his work but one small go on in their work of faith and labour of love i | i a
church of eighteen members. “Well, Judson,” until the whole land is leavened, and Burmans i We
they wrote to him from America; “how about are found sitting at the feet of Christ rather than i i ie
prospects?” “Prospects!” he replied, “all at those of Buddha—finding rest for their souls, i !
right—bright as the promises of God!” ‘not in the Nirvana of the latter, but in the peace 4 2
“ And now,” said a speaker at the recent cen- of Him who alone. had the right to promise, | H |B
tenary celebration of the Baptist Foreign Mis- because He alone had the power to fulfil it: i tt F =
sions, at Leicester, “looking back over those “Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy i Hr ee
| seventy-five years, what do you find? Taking laden, and I will give you rest.” ith i ee
| | lie
CHAPTER III. - suppress. “It was very wrong of you to keep ; i |
HE look of distress on Shanga’s black it back.” i i,
face deepened; his drawn features “Ves, sah,” replied Shanga, laconically, agree- HM I Z
! _ indicated that he had suffered keenly; ing to his own condemnation. | i l
he looked almost uncanny as he crept “Why did you not tell me?” i, i |
| out of the darkness into the light. “Na ‘fraid, I ’fraid, sah.” i i sg
| “Speak out, my boy, and tell me what you “Afraid! What nonsense—you have kept i 1)
i know,” said Tom, quickly, and yet in tones of back the information that’ would have helped us i a
\ assurance.. He could not help pitying the lad for —and we have lost several valuable hours.” - i Ml pS
i the misery his countenance betrayed. “Did you see or hear anything of Yesia?” i i
j “Please, sah, Butu ’e bin tell me mek I ring “Nottin’, sah.” i | :
de bell, sah! ’E bin say ’e da go one faki.” “Butu did not tell you which faki he was | | |e
“What time did you last see him?” going to?” ij i |
“Na so de sun stand, sah ”—indicating with Nossal Hilts
his hand the sun’s angle at about four. o'clock. “Are you quite sure there is nothing else you f a
“Which road did, he take?” know that will help me?” HH MI
“Na de Bumpe road, sah.” Shanga was silent. | Hh
| “Did he say anything else to you?” Tom at once discerned that there was yet i ale
“°F no talk pass dat, sah,” said Shanga, with scmething further to be obtained from his | all
hesitation. informant, if his fear could only be sufficiently | il
_ “Why did you not tell me all this last night allayed. So, tactfully, and with the greatest A
at prayers, Shanga?” asked Tom, in a voice skill, he drew forth from the frightened lad the i ait
which contained a note of reproach he could not remaining fragments of his story. i i :
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i f an Pee Butu had noted something peculiar about the time, yet, after a while, he became conscious of
| a es three slaves who had been such interested a transformation. The wall of mist was
| Hee spectators of the school review. His suspicions becoming transparent: an increasing light from
TEE having been aroused, he endeavoured to satisfy the east was shining behind the cloudbank. Sud-
Noa Hi via his curiosity by investigating the hampers these denly, bright shafts of morning fire appeared to
Hey RP men had rested against the mission fence during cleave great avenues of escape and give vistas of
a | i ya - the ceremony. Seizing a convenient moment, a beyond. The pall was lifting, the world grow-
fe | en Butu had toppled over one of the hampers, in ing larger, the spell of night was over. Dim,
ra i Wt Hi order to give himself the chance of discovering shivering’ figures were flitting past the mission
SS i I | | a its contents. To his astonishment it was light gate on their way to the farms, the trees were
: 4 an Hd and contained neither palm-kernels nor produce lifting their heads above the filmy waters of their
ee Cie lt Ha of any kind. This confirmed his suspicion, and, baptism, a bell gave a sharp challenge—it was
s at keeping a sharp watch on their movements, it day at last.
if ge was further intensified by finding the slaves, later Tom braced himself calmly for the duties
ty Wh i a in the day, in deep conference within the bush before him. Somehow, what he had just wit-
met bordering the mission farm. This brought them nessed seemed to resolve itself into a comfort- 3
i i Hl a : distinctly within Butu’s province as watchman— ing parable. He was confident that God’s light
me a and he had decided on secretly following them would ultimately conquer the darkness now hang-
ay 4 HiT ne to the next village. He had confided the matter ing so fatefully over the mission.
: id He to Shanga, with the strict understanding that not Having attended to such matters as demanded
me I f ed a word was to be pale to anyone. his own personal attention, he threw himself with
- ie Hh i So far, Butu’s disappearance was accounted all his heart into the search for the missing ones.
SS ‘i 4 Hh for ; but why had he not returned ? And what. With the earliest hours the Mendi hunters
me of Yesia? There was still not a scrap of evidence had gone into the surrounding forest, and were
S| i We to show what had become of her. using every method at their disposal to discover
ih ee Hie Hil Dismissing the relieved Shanga, Tom turned traces of Yesia.
= ha ae i to his own bed. After a time of restless tossing, Before noon’ the messenger who had _ been
S 4 a the good angel of sleep came to him and wooed despatched to the first little town along the
ie Bee him into the land of forgetfulness, mercifully’ Bumpe road, returned without any tidings of
Sy i oes shutting out his troubles in rest. Butu or the three mysterious slaves.
Hy 7 lie Hite ‘ A flock of parrots went screaming past to their One by one the chief’s messengers also
th Ee rs feeding ground in the palm grove, near the low returned without being able to throw any light
i ee land by the river. They made a weird, un- upon the strange thing that had happened.
Hy eae pleasant noise in the dim light of the early Sir Norman Jackson was fully occupied during
i We morning. the day in interviews with Mansu and_ other
| | i ) Tom awoke with a start—every fact realized chiefs, but he displayed the keenest interest in
i eg in his painful night-vigil becoming at once vividly everything that was being done to find the
: Mi i ae conscious to him. Looking out of the window, absentees.
ut ae it seemed as if the earth itself had difficulty in As the day wore on, and there were no tidings
lik i i a ' waking out of the nightmare of the recent dark- of Yesia, the mission children evinced the deepest
i He i ness. A dense malarial fog, like a cloudy pall, distress, and a restlessness that bordered on
it MD ee enveloped every object. The birds had dis- panic. Their imagination ran riot in surmising
iy HF ny i . appeared—the noise of their cry had died away. the fate that had overtaken the lost ones. They
ia bea a | A leaden. silence reigned—the earth seemed were children of a dark land, where terror and
if ' Brea motionless, fettered, dumb, deserted. The white ~ superstition are great factors in life. The strange
4 HH! ae fiend from the swamps had blotted out height, disappearance of two of their number had filled
i a i depth and distance with an impenetrable barrier them with dread, and, in the absence of evidence,
noo | i ae of mist. they fell back, for explanation, upon the horrors
Ll mae The missionary stood at the wirdow, strangely of the great circling forest—upon the “devils”
[ Li i fascinated by the opaque screen his eyes help- that waited by the waterside to seize defenceless
f i te U lessly sought to penetrate. He did not reckon folk—on the leopard men, who decoyed human

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THE FALLS OF -KASAMMA. : 59 a / | #
HEN ate
beings into solitary places to devour them—on of a medicine-man; he was, for the first time, | | g
j cruel slavers who sold little children into bondage. actually in touch with the terrible native custom : : a
| Their fears were on fire—but what had actually of “swearing” an enemy. Stepping quietly within | i ss
happened remained a bewildering blank to all the enclosure, where the other spectators were i i Se
concerned. : ~ too absorbed to notice him, he determined with | | Be
oe Bave str no ge whole day < his own eyes to see the thing through. ' I e
was strenuously endeavouring by every means he : HT aa
| could devise RS discover the te aE thee who Magnary, Dohery), together withs Ober sot net | i b
| had been so mysteriously spirited away. Renee: ds were erquehing ee on the: ground ex ' | i
Th iets ee semicircle round the medicine-man. Their i I
| ere) Was ONE Person WHO. Wes icv Cua ors dis- backs were toward the missionary. A little i as
| tressed than himself about the loss of Butu. It distance in front of the group, protected by a | i
was Mammy Doherty. She owned the little miniature’ bamboo shed, was one of the country i : i ;
native compound opposite the mission gates. fetish medicines, which from descriptions pre- H |
She was a native woman who for some years had viously given to him, Tom recognized as Fangay. i | i :
been a successful trader in the locality. Shewas Between the “medicine” and the crouching | i F
| one of a large class of women who do trade in people, offerings of fruit were laid on the ground, — i i eS:
the ‘Sierra Leone hinterland ; she bartered together with a bottle of gin, a small country i H :
English goods for Mendi produce, and she knew mat, and a sharp, dangerous-looking native knife. il We
Pe, her business thoroughly. She was a shrewd, A fren a ambi eat ok silence ihe shedi¢ne man | i Hh 2
| warm-hearted, impulsive woman, who, in spite of who was clad in a white flowing garment ee i i ee
strong attachment to the mission, held to a secret), 46n with Mohammedan Gpstihe a q fat i | |
i ; se d ‘ , > pped for eee eae
and intense belief in native witchcraft, gree-gree 4 toward the offerings laid on the ground Hi i i oe
| and medicine. Butu had come to Mendiland 6 Boece ih Hl :
with her, having brought him, as she said, from ia a ae a ne Tom eae that “ i see
the Bullom Shore, on the Roquelle river. Being *"* OR eee ie Deen Cus AAC the CBE Shae i |
an unmarried woman, she had hidden the secret, front: of therm I } , i se
but the fact remained: Butu was her own son. With low chantings, in a tongue Tom did not | |
Anxious for his advancement she had given him understand, the medicine-man introduced this i . i ;
up to the mission, and she watched with affec- final stage of this terrible ceremony. i i | Bee
tionate pride the change produced in Butu The crouching watchers scarcely moved a i 1
through his association with the missionary. muscle ; the high priest of this performance him- i i
Now, however, she was frantic with grief. It self seemed utterly absorbed in what he was i i eS
was pitiful to see her frenzy of sorrow. Tom had doing. ae | /
sought again and again to comfort her, but she Turning to the Mendi language again the man, i
| was almost too distraught to apprehend the mean- bending low over the shallow pit, recited the | 1p
ing of what he said. story of the trouble that had come to Mammy : | | id poe
Late in the afternoon, toward the setting of the Doherty. Butu was gone, and hearts were | |
| sun, Tom, having despatched his last messengers breaking. An enemy had probably stolen the : i Hl,
| for the day to Sanday, at Damballa—Yesia’s own boy away to sell him or murder him. Whoever i | |
| town—he crossed over to Mammy Doherty’s com- had done it let all the curse fall upon him. | If ‘ih
pound, hoping to And Her more composed, he should go into the forest, let snakes bite him} i i i!
H kes Ginedle cand thowehthallysalone. for if he ventured into a canoe, might he be i ‘i
pe ee ue y Se drowned; if he journeyed by land, let disease it
his own burden was great. Nobody appeared to Be HR, K y i o Sean . H | i:
greet him; the place seemed unusually quiet. smite him. Butu is gone; it is an enemy’s doing. i iH
Then he heard the low murmur of voices from “Tonya-O,” lowly chanted the recumbent HH iI
the little enclosure behind the store, where he “gures : aes ae
knew Mammy Doherty generally received her cus- “O Ngewo, you give us all things we eat; it i i
tomers. He hesitated a moment, and then a_ is only fitting that to thee we bring as gifts fruits ! ut
male voice within the enclosure—low, yet of the earth.” \ il
musical and distinct—chanted a Mendi- curse. “Tonya-O,” hummed the subdued voices. i
Tom was listening involuntarily to the anathemas Here the offerings of bananas, limes, pine- Hi it
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| | ae Pina apples and rice were placed in the hole by, the “Tonya-O,” came in a scarcely audible whisper.
i i il Hah officiant. The knife was then deftly plunged through the
ee “OQ Ngewo, the waters of the earth are yours mat, which was placed in the mock grave, and
i ve i Cet also. If we give thee to eat, we will give thee in a few minutes was covered in.
a Wd | alse to drink.” “Egboyna ”—it is finished !
He HL na “Tonya-O,” came again the faint chant. Before the participants could rise Tom,
ee iq i i The medicine-man then broke the bottle con- horrified and disgusted, was at the mission gates.
ee taining the gin and poured it over the fruit. At that very moment three of the school
au Vat HE HI “OQ Ngewo, here is the death-mat. Into the children were rushing up the hill towards the
< a i ground we put it. It contains no man to-day. same entrance, excitedly waving in their hands
ae |) 4 eet Find out the man who ought to lie in it, and a kerchief.
a | a Ht ei wrap it round him.” “Please, sah,” they breathlessly clamoured,
= He ath mie “Tonya-O,” moaned the terrified women. “we have found Yesia’s head-kerchief.”
hee HE i “OQ Ngewo, this is the death-knife. Sheathe Tom looked at it.
s ba ah it in the heart of the man who has robbed us of It was true. Here was a trace at last.
i Hil | Butu.” (Lo be continued.)
SS i Hest
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Be a Wo! : : :
ae HE M Wilfred’s Voyage from London to China and up Madagascar I could not but regret the hindrance
a 4 He the River Vangise. By H.M.W. London: to united action presented by the position taken
| a Wi i S. W. Partridge and Co. ‘Price One Shilling. by the Friends on the Christian Sacraments. It
as eid We ti A missionary returning to China is accom- would be a happy thing if the Friends, so
ae A aE panied by his little boy Wilfred, and to make a exemplary in many things, would fall into line
. iH Be book for boys the father describes the incidents with other evangelical Churches on this matter.
Be f th they affected his boy. The idea Be
i : HE Bike be Nee ne oe a Lert 5 re Catalogue of Books. Suitable for reading circles,
: ii } re re , : 3 : Missionary Collecting and Sunday. School
Bayes writer cannot avoid reference to himself, but, of Prize Z ,
: te foi biel ; course, he is “Wilfred’s father.” The narrative a 3 : :
Ha eee ; ; Tes This catalogue, issued in accordance with a
em BPRS Eitan is Commonplace until China is reached. Then ’ E ie :
BE Bag s resolution of the Foreign Missionary Committee,
me aia fe the author is on a less hackneyed field, and we D } ? E
Mee ae eck 4 5 ‘ contains lists of books of various prices, all
ee PE think children would be interested, as well as z fa is d
De Vee eee ; yeas ‘ i relating to Christian Missions. They are dis-
ie instructed, by what “Wilfred’s father ” has to say. seine : : f
Weg faba li: x “ j ‘ i 3 criminated as suitable for adults, juveniles, etc.
: La THE et The book is splendidly illustrated, and is printed i
ee : Arrangements have been made with the Book
His HE on excellent paper. It would serve well as a ‘ :
Hs am) Gace 5 : Steward to send out any book mentioned in the
id TPE ROO ee catalogue. It is a most. valuable production.
iti i Be The Story of Friends’ Foreign Missions. Lon- on i y ;
i} Mee, don: 15, Devonshire Street, E.C. Price 6d. The Nottingham Library Bulletin. Edited by
Hh i aa net. "J. Potter Briscoe, F.R.S.L., City Librarian.
1 Y ! me Three pamphlets with the above heading have Price 4d. monthly.
ii i rans been sent to me. They are the story of Friends’ Mr. Briscoe has kindly sent me for notice in
E BAI 2 ; : : :
\j i i a missionary labours in Ceylon, Syria, and Mada- the Ecuo two copies of the “Bulletin,” contain-
i Ree gascar. I have read them with very much ing lists of Missionary books which he has |
i l Hee interest. They display great literary ability and obtained for the free library. It is a well-selected
ae iH communicate much interesting information re- list, and we wish that in all free libraries of the
a et garding the peoples, the climate and customs of _ Kingdom such books could be provided for their
ul i He the places indicated. In reading the work: on readers.
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aed IPE espe seannuesrnssn . Ce = ee << ‘ SSeS Sas — omens — i oe Se ee
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Harvest Ghanksgiving in China. he
HE Sabbath, with its services, is; an The services were well attended. My husband | i Ee i
| | important and happy day for the Chris- preached in the morning from the words: “At Al e
| tians in China. But, in the course of that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through | i He
| the year, there are but few Sundays set the corn ” (Matt. xii. 1), the theme being “Christ’s i i i |
| Bhatt for specialssentuces, SUC as ay HOME Seen) thoughts as He passed through the cornfields” ; i |
| to be the milestones of the year. 5 0 as
Living in a great rice-growing district, where and, in the afternoon, gave an address on Hil | i a
g g gr g ’ i i a ;
nearly every household grows its own rice, watch- Thankfulness. i | |
ing the fields grow golden unto harvest, and, It had been decided to distribute the thank- | | i ;
later, a most bountiful gathering in; with his own offerings among the poor. This, however, was ' v E
heart full of gratitude to the Lord of the harvest, no easy matter, and it was found somewhat diffi- i ; i cs
my husband told the Hsiang Shan Christians of cult to discriminate who were the needy and / ie Be
our English custom to set apart one Sunday for worthy. A poor old woman, a church-member, \ | i Bee
harvest thanksgiving services in the Church, and to whom was portioned a share of the cotton wool i i a
suggested that Chinese Christians, too, might —which is so much used for lining their winter i iL ge
well adopt this custom. clothing and bed-coverings—proudly declined to. | Hi : =
: The suggestion being approved, the second accept it coming from the Church, but did so i Wa
Sunday in November was chosen, and thank- gladly when offered as a gift from the donor. ih Hi =
| offerings invited. The old woman for whom’ the wadded garment ata || i | Z
| Accordingly, on the Saturday previous to the had been made most emphatically refused it. : i | : See
appointed day, the people brought their con- Her poverty, she said, was part of the punish- | | ee
tributions, which represent the produce of this ment for pre-natal sin, which she had to suffer i i | re
district. They consisted of rice, sweet potatoes, for now. In the event of her receiving gifts | Wes
nyii-na (another species of potato), turnips, cot- which would lessen present suffering, a balance i 2
| ton wool. One young man—a teacher in the remained to be eked out to her in a future life. i HE a
| school—had a winter wadded garment made, in- This is an illustration of the Buddhist belief in i), se
| tending it for an old woman he knew to be need- transmigration and its accompanying Nemesis, AG i 2
ing such an article. The schoolboys contributed which is deeply rooted in the minds of these i Hi ze
| the decorations, manipulating their bright silk people. i i
sashes, together with evergreens and flowers, very A Chinese proverb says: i \ es
prettily and artistically. Good works bring happiness. | |
It was interesting to Mr. Sheppard to watch the Good works bringing not happiness, there must sane :
gifts brought by the different members. Many be pre-natal unrequited sin. Hla 3
are poor, and their gifts necessarily modest. But, This sin requited, the happiness will come. i lg =
it appeared to be more a revelation of love than Evil works bring misery. ih | =
wealth. The wealthiest member contributed Hyil works, without. their: subsequent. misery, i | eB
there must be pre-natal virtue stored up. Ten
three sweet potatoes—worth about ten cash. - A This store exhausted, the misery will come. | i i
younger, and less wealthy brother, sent a basket : a i HIP
of rice, worth some 300 cash. A poor old widow Eventually, the rejected garment was given to : Ht
woman, who lives some 13 li (434 miles). away an old member who, being a Christian, had no i ! i!
(a distance she walks regularly every Sunday), such scruples or fears... The corn and vegetables Hi
brought in a good-sized basketful of potatoes and W°T® sold, the proceeds being distributed to poor ae
| nyiina. Gifts of rice varied in quantity from members. a i a
small bowlsful to a large basket containing pro- This experiment of harvest thanksgiving will, Wal
bably a bushel. doubtless, be repeated in Hsiang Shan, and we (i
The Sunday was a very bright day, abnormally hope that other Stations will also make it a | i
warm, with a temperature one degree below custom, for “It is a good thing to give thanks i ait
80 in the shade. unto the Lord.” i i i
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A ea RR le TH . 7 ° :
das He uy WENT to reside in North Shields in the young people go to workshops or warehouses,
a i / it i year 1853. One day during the first winter their parents can exercise little control. Although
Uae Pera I was there I witnessed an extraordinary they use their best influence, and offer many
28 1 Hh || sight. A violent storm had raged for many prayers, their children must be left largely to
BA hours, and when I went down to Tynemouth, a .their own choice. And, if they choose as com-
BG A en ? y
= ie Ra eel village whose name defines its position, I saw panions those who follow evil ways, they are in
ae || a it ct thirty-three vessels which had been wrecked in » danger of shipwreck. They cannot altogether
= OR RRB ORII ERIN ‘ : : . ‘
i PE i the course of two tides. Nineteen were on the avoid evil-doers, else, as Paul says, “they must
Bi i re rocks on one side of the river and fourteen on the go out of the world,” but they must not make
Ht r Hie i sand on the other. I do not suppose so many them their heart-friends, lest they learn their
hee vessels had ever been wrecked before in twenty- ways. My dear young readers, if others around
SS he | : four hours at any seaport in the world. What you make a mock at sin, take God’s name in
S | ee a destruction of property! Tens of thousands of vain, or practise hidden works of darkness, avoid
- Bie a i pounds were lost by these shipwrecks. Lives them as you would the plague. Say, “I am a
ee AEC also were lost, but not so many as. might have companion of them that fear God, and keep
ie Bene ig ; p : :
Bi ai eae) been. Rockets and life-boats saved most of the His precepts. A companion of fools will be
= ie We shipwrecked sailors, but one vessel. got where — destroyed.” “Bad company,” said St. Augus-
: i) a BRP ian : § 5 Paiste ; ; : :
Ss Ware He id nothing could reach her, and five poor men, in tine, “is like a nail driven into a post, which
ee Wt THEI hia the sight of agonized onlookers, lost their lives. after the first and second blow, may be drawn
eo ieee | g g any, :
Re a ey Loss of life and property by shipwreck is. out with little difficulty, but being once driven
i tHE a common enough on the English coast, although, up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to
il i ee hit happily, human ingenuity and human daring are. draw it out, but which only can be done by the
ae a i 4 is often blessed to prevent the loss of both. But destruction of the wood.” “A good companion,” . .
Be] Bitar ; a é 3 ; E 5 >
ie MEE a there are worse shipwrecks than those that take it is said, “is worth his weight in gold,” and
a a Hy ie place at sea! There are moral shipwrecks, mone of us want to live like monks or hermits,
iV a eee where character, reputation, self-respect are lost. but let us be careful in our choice of friends,
: Hat ' ly Tinea Paul spoke of some in his day who made ship- for evil companions are a rock on which many,
i Hea Rt: wreck of faith, and it is ours. Life is often both young and old, make shipwreck.
: lh abi compared to a pilgrimage, and that is quite II.—A DEADLY. ROCK 1S SABBATH-BREAKING.
iH q i \ proper ; but it may be likened to a voyage, where Who can tell how much we owe for the
: MT A i . the sea is sometimes smooth and sometimes Sabbath,
Ud are rough; where the wind is sometimes favourable Day of all the week the best,
ae Tah ' % . Emblem of eternal rest!
Beas and sometimes contrary, and where, unless’ we are :
Be : How delightful that to the man who earns
iy WHEE watchful, we may suffer shipwreck. There are : : 4
eT a ae . : his bread in the sweat of his face there comes
i We shoals and rocks of temptation, which we must
a ey le : a weekly rest-day. How pleasant to the Chris-
a shun if we would make at last a joyous entrance ~. ‘ ‘ ;
Ha Pei es 2 tian man is the opportunity which the Sabbath
iat THER into the port of Heaven. 3 Yate :
Ue Pe eae gives for joining the multitude who keep holy
Wy an Young people may well be warned of the : :
Ra : ‘ : day. Good men love it best. They love it for
i HRA tH at danger of making shipwreck of faith and a good . : s %
Fa Tee ah : 3 its leisure and for its sacredness, and think
Va Re Bs conscience, and shown the cruel rocks against aes ;
i Beta, ¥ is °*Tis tight we should give one day
1 f TCH which they must be on their guard. To Him who gives us seven.
y i - IONE DANGEROUS ROCK IS BAD COMPANY. I am sorry to think that the sacredness of the
: ify He i When children are at home or at day school, Sabbath is irksome to many. They like it as
1 d Bee their parents may shield them from evil com- a day of rest, but they want to make it a day
AL cue panions ; though even at school children may see of pleasure, not caring that what is enjoyment
a toe and hear and learn much that does them no to them means drudgery to others. Sabbath-
' A Hp good. But when school days are over, and keeping is a great help to virtue, Sabbath-break-
=] wet PGi Ai a

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’ FA dis ee
| yh
Ha ee
ing has been sometimes the first step to ruin. ducts even of a Christian civilization, the true i | &
Do not run against this rock. “Remember the missionary is the ripest and best. To give one’s ie ie Hy
Sabbath day to keep it holy.” self for one’s country, as a soldier does who faces itl I eB
A Sabbath well spent, brings a week of content the enemy’s cannon, is heroic patriotism. To i} i | } ha fe
ghd health for pat she spore as give one’s self for one’s conscience, and risk all i : l a
gained, : for the sake of fidelity to the truth, is more Has
| Is a certain forerunner of sorrow. heroic. But to give one’s self for the sake of i He
Ships may be lost in other ways than running — saving others, that is the martyrdom of love; it i 1
on a rock. We have heard of the Goodwin is godlike. And if we would find not solitary i | s
| Sands and the Dogger Bank, and ships may be _ stars but constellations of glory, we must look | i 3
lost by running aground, as well as by breaking to the missionary firmament. i F g
themselves on the unyielding rocks. Sometimes, ego) Vege atiags i i
too, when far at sea, the ship may spring a leak / Vea
and sink to the bottom like a stone, or it may CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR i lh se
| be engulphed in the circling whirlpool. To the PAGE il il
last we may compare strong drink. : i | Sees
The Rey. E.Boaden might have had this in iH | | ee
his mind when, in one of his excellent temper- : TOPICS ROK ARIE: eet ; | i) : Pea
ance hymns, he prays, April 2nd.—The Making of a Christian : his i | ee
i Jas food.—z Tim. iii. 14—17; John vi. 47—58. aa
ae bnstibe Symp ie The soul needs food as well as the body. i i |
| e sorrows of our brethren see, 4 : : y i Mi ;
Who, captive led by love of drink, Even the saintly soul cannot live on its own ee
i Beneath e: load of evil Sink ; saintliness. ‘Two sources of nutriment are i i} it Some
How many have already sunk beneath this suggested in our lesson: the written word, | i
| load what pen could write; how many are now and Christ, the Living Word of God. i i ee
being sucked in by this whirlpool what tongue O Corn of wheat, which God for us did sow i | ae
could tell? My dear young friends act the wisest In the rough furrows of this world of woe, i '
part. Touch not, taste not, the intoxicating That Thou the Bread of Life for us might be H se
cup. Dangers are before you. Christian men 70 nourish us to all eternity, » i i ee
farcreats have bean warnin Beeld ok Grant us, through faith, O Christ, to feed on Thee. i i
years hav g young ‘ Antes a
the danger of tampering with strong drink. April 9th.—John’s Message about Jesus. The | ie
| Some have taken the warning and_ escaped. Revealer of the Father.—John xiv. 8—24. | Hi,
Others have closed their ears and have been John’s object in writing his Gospel (chap- i } ae
engulphed. If you have joined a Band of Hope, ters xx., xxx., xxxi.). It is less a supplement | |
and have promised never to use strong drink, be to the other three than a definite picture H |
faithful to your pledge, and you will know painted by one who saw more deeply into es |
nothing of the woes and sorrows which Solomon -mind of Christ. Bishop Lightfoot says: “I i Hy
says must be endured by those who tarry long believe from my heart that the truth which Hi Z
at Ee eine this Gospel more especially enshrines—the i Hh 5
Go ge se : truth that Jesus Christ is the very Word Hh
Ae incarnate, the manifestation of the Father to el
The Mar tyroom of Love. mankind—is the one lesson which, duly |
Eye R RS usec apprehended, will do more than all our i i We
Ir ill becomes Britons or Americans to sneer _ feeble efforts to purify and elevate human i a
at missions. Our ancestors, little more than a life here, by imparting to it hope and light | i i
thousand years ago, were savages and cannibals. and strength, the one study which alone can Hi
Every argument against carrying the Gospel to fitly prepare us for a joyful immortality here- | if
the degraded and debased tribes of man reacts after.” i 1,
upon us in constraining us to deny that we are April 16th.—The Power of His Resurrection.— } al
j any better off for this Gospel. That must always Rom. vi. 3—13- Hit ti)
be a grand work that makes grand workmen ; and The Resurrection of Jesus is a fact, and it i ‘| i
we risk nothing in affirming that, of all the pro- is also a power, In the early Church Easter Wi :
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| | HEA S| was the great time for baptizing those newly by the Rev. H. Chatterton, and in the evening
Ht || Pie converted from heathenism. Here Paul by the pastor and president, the Rev. R. Noble.
We ce reminds them of that ceremony and what it The public meeting on the Monday following was
i a ABE plese symbolized, viz., a new relationship to God the most successful ever held, the speakers being
Fe eet AD ii i in Christ, a new power to live a holy life. Mr. John Smith and the Rev. D. J. Rounsefell.
has | Hit We too may rise with Christ. —The Rev. T. Shawcross addressed the
i a Aa The lives which seem so poor, so low, united meeting of the Heckmondwike societies.
ae ee i The hearts which are so cramped and dull, —The Cardiff and District union celebrated
cee ||| + PRE RuGHANT: The baffled hopes, the impulse slow, Badeak. Davb ‘ : ~
me Thou takest, touchest all, and lo! ndeavour Day by a meeting in our church at
es if a They blossom to the beautiful. Newport Road.—A somewhat unique method
ce | a i i | April 23rd.—Glorifying God in our Recreations. of pushing, ihe er abe ior ea srporved Oy
ay Ei vt + Cor. x. 23's xi our society at Higher Openshaw, Manchester,
A i Hi Ne When work is the chief thing then, and where the vice-president has offered to present a
of ii Hl i i then only, are holidays a blessing. A silver C.E. badge to every Endeavourer who
ie iH {i strenuous soul, like Luther, could say, “We is aoe member ‘for the. society _ before
a ae - serve God by taking holiday, yes, in no way Be et: ;
ee | 4 ee better.” A Christian's recreations are, like _ New societies have been registered at Rodley,
ne i a Ht | his work, regulated by the main principle of Yorkshire, and at Whittlesea (Peterborough).
ee Te Hi ae his life. He would agree with Adam Bede, THE C.E. AS A RECRUITING AGENCY.
Ss at “I don’t remember ever being see-saw, when —_— Sir William Holdsworth, in addressing the
= aE na T'd made my mind up that a thing was annual meeting of the Manchester City Mission,
ee Ki mE wrong. It takes the taste out.o’ my mouth compared its work to that of a recruiting ser-
ae HH ee for things, when I know I should have a geant who went about enlisting recruits for future
| i heavy conscience after ’em.” service in the army. The figure exactly describes
Bh Ran iat {| ° ae ieti
ed he April 3oth.—Intercessory Prayer—z Tim. ii. the work of our C.E. societies. In a recent
Wea THE zig church report it was stated that seventy-five per
= Hi i vn Ne We are apt to pray for others too easily. cent. of the young persons admitted to member-
Bey ey Intercessory prayer is not a substitute for ship were from the C.E.; my own eeDeence
iM ERR . ,
Be | effort, but an inspiration to effort. Think of would fully support that statement. Our societies
me a ites David Brainerd, “I wrestled for the in- ¢©x!St not only for purposes of mutual edification,
BB Bas aati ) o F i
: ih | ae gathering of souls. I was in an agony from but for the ingathering of others into our ranks.
: i he sun half an hour high till near dark. I We have an immense recruiting ground. The
mak i as longed for more compassion.” It is only nearly 200,000 scholars in our Sunday Schools
5 4 Sie fi . : .
i | i Hi ea the man whose prayer is a vital expenditure, 27° 4 constituency waiting for our appeal. Cae
ea ba a sacrifice. who holds fellowship with #Ctive members ought to be busy making recruits
Bia a i Hi Calvary for the army of Christ. We are missing our aim
a | i a ey } ‘ if every year we do not supply a large contingent
BG ae er On ere to the membership of our Churches.
= I i Pe ath Endeavour Day was celebrated by a united If you like this page, tell your friends about it,
if 2 meeting at Camborne, when Miss Vivian gave an and get them to take the Missionary Ecuo.
Hie i ie i address; also at Totterdown (Bristol), when the Send short news items, or write for informa-
tH i ai 1 general secretary spoke on “What we Owe to tion to the secretary,
ii} A 4 C.E.” The Hanover (Bolton) Society held its ys oe RMD Ty ertek
ie Te iE ii a annual social, es BpOur. Too. were: Drescut 43, Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
Wee HE if Hea During the evening solos and hymns were sung,
| iit at and refreshments partaken of. The Rev. W. A. Sho egy ees
' > ' ~~ Cooper (president) gave an address on “The ;
| i. Hi ce pper {P s ) ae : RTICLES, Books for Review, etc., to be sent to
Be Increase Campaign,” and the Rev. D. M. Davies :
Bh he | ee ‘f L the Editor, 5, Conway Avenue, Carlton,
ay i iH (Baptist) spoke on The Lamp Burning and Nottingham. Orders and all letters on business to
oe li ne Shining.”—At the anniversary of the Clapham $e addressed to the Publisher, Rev. A. Crombie, 12,
a Society sermons were preached, in the morning Farringdon Avenue, London, E.C.
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| Mr. Slsu Yu Stsuan, Hsiian with his hat off, they as at least not i i ee
| Pastor of the Ningbo Settlement. incredible. Another © feature, immediately | i *
striking, though scarcely external, is the voice. MW
Be, Se Ne OE ee A Mr. Hsii’s voice is a wonder in its volume and 1 ' :
Cty harshness. The large American organ, which Hi gz
HINESE puzzles are proverbial. But would lead the congregational singing at the 1 We ee
the greatest puzzle to be met with in Settlement Church, is utterly drowned by the - aa |)
China is the Chinaman himself. To [ ; | i 1 ee
understand his character, to appreciate ees Seine | | Hh Ze
his motives and feelings, is a great part of the Erne ee a : arta i i “
missionary’s task; but those who have succeeded. | ~ Ba Pe ea om bi i g
best would most readily confess that they have ay 4 Meee Cae ay Ae Wit ee
not half fathomed the depths hidden beneath ee Beit ie 2
| these dark brown eyes, or unravelled the mys- |. ae an . eee a4 i i ses
teries peculiar to these yellow skins. Fe ees a Be aa | ee
The writer hopes to introduce ‘the readers of | | NA lt eS. HH i ee
the EcHo to a few of the specimens of this | 9 fn, a? AG Tee i |
remarkable branch of the human family with a a oe tas i He
whom he is best acquainted; ‘to describe their | ee cao ‘“ ee cre i i Bee
personalities and, perhaps, estimate their noes nt ee | em
character. But, though after years of contact ed — |. ii i} z
one might be presumed to know his subjects well, oe ae : . Sar HH sé
he must acknowledge that his comprehension of | 44 ee | i i |
any one of them is far from complete, and hence | a Se. 4 i i) es
these brief sketches far from exhaustive. Bape a 5 7 Plc. ai
- To the most casual observer of our Churches |#ge@ a aes ae 4 4 ae | Hi gee
in Ningpo, one man is, above all others, con- o oe ae ee Spe $e dot 5 Hh Bes
spicuous. You would never pass him by in a | |= ei rt re Pee | / ;
crowd as an ordinary man, just one among the se Roe ee | Hi \ oe
rest. True, he is but of average height, wears | ee ee i i a
the ordinary costume, and has the same general VS are ctmmnime errr ora hia ae i Hit
colouring, as his fellows.” But a mind looks out = ———~ i i iP
from those sparkling eyes, so alert, so well in- Mr. Hsu Yu Hsuan, a
formed, so observant, as to contradict at once the Pete NOON CREO Serene tt Cee a | ' he
general conception of the Oriental as a lethargic tremendous chords of this single human organism.. Ne H Is
and phlegmatic being. Moreover, his head, Mr. Hsii is a descendant of a long line of He
shaven to the crown as is Chinese fashion, has a_ scholastic ancestors. He reckons eighteen | / 4 ie
shape so extraordinary as to suggest a genius. generations of literati in direct line of succession, Wy ; |
Confucius, the great master, is described as he himself being of the nineteenth. He was born | i iH
having had a skull resembling the shape of an thirty-eight years ago, in the sixth year of the | i i i
inverted basin. Another celebrated ancient. as “Ting Mao” in the Chinese Sexagenary Cycle, H ! ‘ -
werthy is said to have had a pointed head of under the horary branch associated with the i Ht
the shape of a Chinese pen. Things not easy ~hare. (Be not impatient of such details, gentle (| i We
Vou. XII. No. 5. May, 1905.] [Onn Penny. i
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a Lie iI reader, they are among the first items of social one of his nephews. The choice fell upon Vii
! sey (eu nh introduction; and to,be unacquainted with them Hsiian, but to the offer were attached the con-
| ri i Be is a mark of extreme ignorance.) ditions that whereas English and Western learn-
ai ve The father of our subject was a literary ing might be proceeded with, in no case could he
a il | 1 graduate and a member of our city church, teach- be a Christian. Such a position as was offered
aay | Lf a ing in the school there founded by Mr. Galpin. would be no small temptation to the majority
Ce ae The son attended this school, and, when still. of men, but to our friend the condition restrict-
mi 4 We but a lad of thirteen years, was baptized and ing his. religion made it an impossibility. He
ce i il Hi be i| received as a member of the Church. He was was accordingly passed by in favour of a younger
sl 4 iH i i i) even then an exceptional student. Apart from brother. Thus he continued at Cing-hai for three
: | “a itt i the Christian books, in which he was instructed, years, and then was recalled to Ningpo to take
a et he mastered thoroughly the Chinese classics, charge of the new church which had been
: t Hi ee ie attaining a ready command of the literary style founded on the foreign settlement. Some thirty
a wh FAG Ay of composition, which is the distinctive mark and members had already been gathered, and meet-
ei fl Hi a test of the right to rank as a Chinese scholar. ings were held in the upper rooms of an old
a at In the Christian Churches of any of the missions ative house. Hst Yii Hsiian was the man for
aaa mn iA Ret in the district there is probably not an equal the place. Many of the Chinese who live on the
| 4 HIE a to Hsii Vit Hsiian in native scholarship. settlement know a little about foreigners and
Se my i Re Then, too, he read widely in other literature, Western things. Among these he could hold his
= i i Hi gaining a vast amount of general knowledge, and OW, and soon a congregation of regular wor-
a 1a WH storing it in his capacious stomach (excuse this shippers gathered around him, crowding the
= a ee hyperbole, the stomach in Chinese common â„¢eeting-room to its utmost capacity. We some-
me speech is the memory’s storehouse). When still times almost trembled at the thought of a pos-
ee i but sixteen years of age, he was appointed a sible calamity, with the weight of such a number
he He Mi pupil-teacher in the school, and two years later f Persons upon an unstable upper floor.
i | aa was, intrusted with the full responsibilities of From this temporary sanctuary the congrega-
= i Pe teacher. This in itself is prodigious in China. tion, with its pastor, removed five years ago to
S tH HF al A lad of eighteen is, as a rule, but half way the new large church on the embankment, built
, Ti} through his education. But here was a ready- through the generosity of Mr. Blyth, of
ihe ue equipped teacher, and not of mediocre quality. Yarmouth.
: tnt) Pein It has always been our policy in educational There Mr. Hsii preaches regularly to large
mii NG i work to encourage our teachers to be also congregations, and is the leading spirit in a
: li a Ly preachers, and to exalt the office of the ministry Church of two hundred members, by whom he
a) re in the minds of students, whose highest ideal of | is supported without financial aid from our mis-
ity Bu i a dignity would be to become a pedagogue. Thus sion funds. He is a strong man, but wherein is
nd i Ae i the young teachers have every encouragement his strength? His scholarship and wide general
; Ss aa from us to preach as well as teach in their knowledge have been mentioned: these are but
| i a iu schools, and to ultimately combine the offices of parts of his culture. He knows how to adapt
i He, pastor and schoolmaster. himself to men and win them to his side. By
iH / ee After three years as- schoolmaster in the courtesy, marked even among his countrymen,
i WP Ningpo City, Hsii Yii Hsiian was appointed to who excel in the art of politeness; by
TE He Hi this dual office of Cing-hai—the city which stands industry, studying ever to keep himself up-to-
ii MP te at the mouth of the Ningpo River. He early date in the doings of the’ world; by preparing
a We ia gave evidence of exceptional preaching power, | with remarkable thoroughness his sermons and
\y a Bn, his scholarship, wide information, acute mind, addresses; and by a sincere belief in the things |
| rey : powerful voice, all contributing to his success. which he preaches, he wields an influence unique
HT a ui While at Cing-hai a crisis came which might have’ in our Ningpo Mission. It is not surprising that
We a altered the whole course of his future career. such gifts have brought him wealth, and no
Po ay An uncle of his held the high position of Tao-tai longer is he dependent on his salary as a pastor.
| L Bil in one of the cities in the capital province of But still he continues, as we trust he will through-
Pe eit China. He had no son, and wished to adopt out his days, to count it an honour to serye
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Christ and the Church as a leader among his is his, to us, extreme deference to his audience. | He Z
less enlightened countrymen. He will often begin by pleading his sense of un- | f &
Not the least valuable part of the service of fitness; so ignorant and unworthy to address so : | iE
Mr. Hsii to our mission is the help he is capable 2U8USt an assembly ; praying his hearers to par- | (| ites
: . ts ; -. don the coarseness and abruptness of his un- TW
of rendering to the foreign missionary in person. eeGhed utterance. Then he will “ptoceedst6 ae
inthe learning, of, the. language Nae could deliver himself with a flow of polished language / i ik
scarcely have a better model and guide. For : UA Ti
: d and choice expression ; over the heads of many, Mi |
more. dans a yeat ne ae Ae ne cient highly pleasing to all, who listen. WS -
pent three, hears cyith ae, reading togethers Why such superfluous modesty? Is it not i] | i
correcting "aty:errors, jn pronunieiaHiony, ANSWELINg: 7 a iacialvand objceHon able: ini che. BreAchingw wt | ! |
mays queries, explaining Chinese dees ang man Seis Gospel? It would be in a Westerner to.a | He
mers ot Rey Bae ee rife SHicyinp ieee is an exceed evidence. ot good taste, which puts the speaker | | i
ingly tedious and | weaey ie Dusinces: But ae at once upon good terms with his hearers, and i | eae
Tint of teacher you Dave mabcsvel) the cil crence. ‘sve would not bea wise preacher who omitted to. i |
My hours with Mr. Hsii were looked forward to seat] chividelf Of SHER i GUEBE. i i |
po thydelieht abd parsce ae ai a moment. Ot If one ventured a criticism upon Mr. Hsii as a | i) ' ee
dulness. The driest text-book of Chinese : Gee : AA HE se
: 2 wis preacher, it would be that he is exceedingly aye
Phrases. would (Bevenleventen, with texposinons ang destructive, and insufficiently constructive in his i] |
prewes trom Ces pollloreycetyne many 2 teaching. ite appears to excel most in heaping i i os
sidelight upon the national life and thought, of scathing ridicule upon the superstitions and, ; |
permenept valbe: ; idolatry of his countrymen. It would be hard to aie
Then, as a business man,’Mr. Hsii is prompt, surpass his exposures of the follies of heathenism. i : ees
shrewd and tactful, in innumerable ways able to We woul d; perhaps. wishi:thesplodaus HioHt SE :
assist in ‘the variety of affairs which occupy, the Truths of Christ to have more direct presenta- i | i
much of our attention. tion, that “the expulsive power of a new affec- | : : ee
As a preacher he surpasses any I have yet tion” might be employed to deliver from the \ He oe
heard (in Chinese). | Methodical—generally bondage of error. But, as the doctors say, it Hi if :
| having clearly marked divisions and sub-divisions js often necessary to “kill the disease before you | 1 bi
| of his subject; logical—appealing to the reason can build up the system,” and the destructive Wh
| of his hearers; fluent and full of apt illustrations preaching ultimately has much constructive i ' i
of his thought; ready to turn each passing inci- yalue. i 2
dent to account; convinced himself, he can Enough has been written to show you that we i ip
produce conviction. have in Mr. Hsii a man of worth, for whom we 4 i :
An amusing characteristic of Hsii’s preaching have reason to thank God. / ;
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Editorial Notes. \\ i
EAST AFRICA. “Tf the President of the Annual Assembly were li i! i
ROM the “Free Methodist” of March 23rd t 9 announce that the reception service of | i
F I extract the following delightful para- ministers coming into Full Connexion would take i : :
graph, which is appropriately headed, place at seven a.m. on a certain morning it would i ait
“A High Day in East Africa.” It con- come something like a sensation in the Assembly. He
tains tidings which, surely, presage the happy In East Africa the wonder is not that the service Hi |
time when the sable sons of Africa will be js held so early, but that it is so late, for the HA
gathered to the Saviour by preachers of their own usual time of daily service is half-past six a.m. i i iy
clime and colour. Long may our dear brethren As Wednesday, February 15th was to be a great i iH i!
—new fully accredited—labour for their Lord. day, however, it was decided that the service Wi ts
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TE occasion was the ordination of three native passage of Scripture was afterwards read by Mr.
Hil i WA ath ministers, viz., Thomas Mazeras, John Mgomba Principal English. Another hymn was sung, and
i 4 iH Fe and W. G. Ambale. These three have long been then each of the candidates, in turn, rose and
eg Hil ee engaged in the work of God in our East African confessed his faith in the Saviour before all the |
iti if Hi i | mission, but it had been decided that they should people. As these men, some of whom had been
ieee mT ee . ine . ‘6
He We ty become fully accredited ministers, and their snatched from the darkest heathenism, spoke of
a | i 1a names be placed upon the ‘Minutes’ of the their unshaken trust in the saving power of
Bee Pe RHeal 4
ee Hf ih TREE bes) Mr. G. English. Rev. T. Mazeras. © Rev. J. Mgomba, Rev. W. G. Ambale, Rev. J. H. Phillipson. ,
= i i i 1 i : it Hi } (College Principal.) (Mazeras.) (Mgandini.) (Ribé4.) (Golbanti. j
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| i Ln a Rev. B. J. Ratcliffe. Mrs. Ratcliffe and Baby. Rev. J. B. Griffiths. Rev. J. H. Duerden.

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ji | Annual Assembly. When the hour of service Christ, all our hearts were full to overflowing,
if | arrived the Church at Mazeras was quite filled and the eyes of strong men filled with tears of

ae ae a with eager, reverent faces. All our European thankful joy. To God be the glory. Searching
\ : He ai missionaries in East Africa -were present, the questions were then put to each of the candidates |
hig tilt i Tana men having come down for the occasion. in turn. Did they with true hearts believe in the
4 I i ie 4 The opening hymn was announced by the great verities of our faith? Were they willing to
a Mt General Superintendent, the Rev. J. B. Griffiths, give up tembo (strong drink), to break with. all
i HEB MBs tbat) IL ° . . :

ub a | who conducted the service throughout with great the practices of heathenism, to renounce all the
ae i i dignity and ‘unction, and was sung with great works of satan, to give up business, to be
| ui a" heartiness by all present. Then followed prayer obedient to the General Superintendent, and to
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\ go into any part of the country to which they ‘stations. He appeared to be greatly pleased HH i Py :
should be sent, preaching the Gospel of Jesus with what he saw of our work.” ‘ lh I |
' Christ? To each of these questions a joyful The report given in the “Gleaner” is as (i He ie
affirmative was given by all the candidates, each follows: i | : &
| pee are 2 pee ae ques a VISIT OF COUNCILLOR W. H. BUTLER, J.P. Ht ie
€ SERIE engs ERG AOU “Mr. Butler, who is now on a visit to Jamaica, ij i We
@Assembly, the General Superintendent solemnly. oe : WEN
: i ee is one of the principal merchants of the city of eH =
| received them into the full work of the ministry Bri Hi Hk
: ristol, and has also taken for many years a HEE
of our East African Churches, and gave to each leadi i as s . iF i &
i : \ s eading ‘part in the civic and educational affairs We
the right hand of fellowship. Another hymn ‘ : f ey
: : ; : : of his native city and county. ES
followed, and then Mr. Griffiths deliver€d his Rg aloe pa ea Map nea a tie alae calle | I
Charge to the newly-ordained ministers. : It was United Methodist Free Churches in England, and i i Z
| a plain sermon, full of earnest exhortation and deeply interésted in their Jamaica mission ( i z
i ae comneel; pointing out that they must pay “He is staying with the Rev. F. Bavin at the A ee
| attention first to their own lives. They must be Meo gelia ‘ ae / i se
4 2 ‘ central mission house, Christ Church, and visit- i Ll
blameless before men, that their words might . Se tao asa a Ee HH i Bae
| have the greater weight. ‘Their only business in Be ue ke fe eae Wace ey eee Me He
lif sala ee y parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Ann. a ee
ife now was to preac and teach the unsearch- Arriving by the United Fruit Company’s steamer a Le
able riches of Christ, and to lead others into the at Port Antonio, he had the pleasure of seeing a ee
way of life they had themselves found. The sh. peauties of St. Mary, and appears to be ~ f Wi
ordination prayer was offered by the Rev. B. J. greatly charmed and delighted with the climate i ae Ss
Ratcliffe, and then followed short addresses by aed ateal POATTee Of GUE elana: Ronis eNO ih i | ae
eae s . Ae ae
i the Revs. J. H. Phillipson and B. J. Ratcliffe. only has Mr. Butler visited the ordinary tourist i i ee
i The former said his heart was full to overflowing, resorts, but he has travelled over mountain roads i ' |e
i he could assure them that whatever they under- and rivers, goat tracks and bush paths, to mis- H We
' took in the name of Christ would be backed by .-3. stations and day schools, apparently | ie
His almighty: power. The latter exhorted them thoroughly enjoying the rough and rugged travel, i | e z
to preach nothing but Christ crucified and risen 444 the varied and beautiful scenery of vale and i Hi ae
again, the Saviour from sin, and the oe mountain side. On Sunday morning, February \ i
of death. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper roth, Mr. Butler visited Allman Hill and i i i z
was subsequently administered and partaken of Cavaliers, in the above rocks district of St. i 4 ne:
by about SONI, ‘people from our various’ Andrew, and in the evening was welcomed by a th | a
Churches in the Ribé and Mazeras District, and a owded congregation in the Stony Hill Church, : i) Ee
. Se oe service was thus brought to a which has been rebuilt largely by the generous I 4 i
fitting close. : : gift of £100 from himself and brother. | ie
The Rev. J. B. Griffiths has kindly sent me a “The General Superintendent conducted the Hp ee
iF beautiful photo, with portraits of the three service, and the following address was presented ie
brethren and others, but as another sent by the by the Rey. G. L. Young: a
: ; Ms . - ie : ALE aN
Rev. B. J. Ratcliffe contains a figure not found “‘We, the members of this Church, deem it a i
' in the former, I insert the latter, with thanks to privilege, as well as a most pleasant duty, to ‘ \ Hi
both of our esteemed missionaries. extend to you a few words of welcome on. this i) HH
JAMAICA. the occasion of your visit to us. i} i ae
{ A letter from the Rev. F. Bavin,. dated March “We are deeply thankful to God that you have a) i Hs
| 13th, refers to the visit of Mr. W. H. Butler, been borne across the waters from your native : i Ae
i J.P., of Bristol, a member of the Connexional land, and carried safely to our shores. | Hy i
Committee, which seems to have been much “Your first visit to this island, a little over a Hae
enjoyed. Mr. Bavin writes: “Just a line to say a year ago, was an opportune one, and most i ll
we are sending you report in ‘Gleaner,’ contain- fortunate for us, as it gave you opportunity of | Ane
ing-items of interest in connection with Mr. seeing the awful disaster which befell us through i i
Butler’s visit. He stayed with us two weeks, and the cyclone of 1903. ti ie
spent the whole time in visiting our mission “Your liberality, in giving so substantial a i yp
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Lia ee donation to our Hurricane Building Fund (with- return to your friends and home, as well as the
Ei) a out which it would have been quite impossible scholars in your much-loved Sunday ee ie
Wee aH ea for us to get our roof re-erected and the building shall take away many pleasant memories of this
We i Li ll otherwise repaired), as well as the liberality of VISICy es you will have a'pleasant journey » and
1 ea Efe i s P ? safe arrival.
re : Hig i your kind and generous brother, has torched our “¢ We beg to wish you a most prosperous year,
al it : 1) hearts very deeply, and we feel that in you both — pot only spiritually, but also in every relationship
a it a we have men who are willing to give of their of life.
| Hi i substance to the service of the Lord. “« That your life may long be spared to spend
SH ey i Heid i “Your desire to visit the Churches in the and be spent in the Master's service until you
. i it | Jamaica District impresses us with the fact that shall be called up higher to hear the “Well
ss i ie it Ae i - you are among those few who can spare some done,” and receive the reward, is the prayer of
: a ial Hee i time out of a busy business life to see how your your humble servants.’
i Pe brethren. do on this side, and we are sure that “On February 26th Mr. Butler visited Brown’s
ie Hy a your presence among Free Methodists in this Hall, St. Catherine, and was greeted enthusias-
He HE island will tend in no small measure to edify the tically by crowds of people, who thronged the
aoe i fT | Churches, and make us realize that there is a church, schoolroom and churchyard from all
ie al a firm connecting link between us here, and the parts of the district.
a ia Ws great Free Methodist fraternity of which your “On March sth, notwithstanding the pouring
= ce a homeland is the centre. rain, Christ Church was filled with an enthusiastic
= | 1 i it qa HAL “« We beg to assure you that the pulse of Free | congregation, gathered to give hearty good wishes
S| Wee : Methodism here beats in unison with the great and farewells to a visitor whose sympathy and
is | TE THERE nH heart in the other country, and we assure you of substantial practical help has been a great
oe He nel our loyalty and affection to our General Super- impetus to the work of the Churches. This was
= 1 i Hea al intendent, and to our Churches both here and also a valedictory service to the Rev. James
i 5 Hb mil in the other country. We bespeak for you a Wynn, who goes on a short furlough to England,
ua i ) hearty welcome throughout the Jamaica District, and sailed with Mr. Butler on the R.M.S.
ae te a a and trust that you will have a joyous sojourn in “Atrato,” on Monday evening.
- id i ae this lovely island, and that you may enjoy much “Mr. Butler, during his visit has, in a quiet
; hy HT i i Hh of the kindliness and hospitality, of which the way, done much to inspire and help our religious
ite i Ht island and its people are proverbial. and educational work in the island. He has
: ni I) ae i “We venture to express the wish that when taken home with him about fifty photographs of
i J i Ha f the time comes for you to leave our shores to our churches and day schools.”
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a | | Foreign Missionary Seeretary’s Notes.
* 4] { Ai i : WEST AFRICA. x serious loss these events bring to the natives, and
yal a | N a letter to hand yesterday (April 8th), Mr. — the loss is serious, they also greatly add to the
Wha a Hi Proudfoot sends the sad news of the burn- burden and anxiety of the missionaries on the
i Hi i ing down of Moyamba. The letter runs: spot.. May we ask for the sympathy and the
Fy Ni ae “Moyamba was burned down on Monday, special prayers of our friends at home for those
ie es 1 ay and only the church and mission house escaped. on whom this new and heavy burden has fallen.
ti i a This is a great calamity, for our people have lost EAST AFRICA. ;
i; YE) a everything, including their stock-in-trade. Just Our friend, Mr. Phillipson, of Golbanti, has
{ Hi ae now, after three months without a drop of rain, arrived in England*on furlough. He is feeling
| } ae thatched houses are in perpetual danger. Hap- the cold, but in other respects reports himself to
eae pily for the mission, our premises are some be in moderately good health.
i i te Bie distance from the town, but still close enough Mr. Griffiths, our General Superintendent, has,
L ea to fill me with gravest apprehension when I first since his. return to East Africa, become engaged
LY a a ‘ heard the news of‘the fire.” ‘In addition to the to a lady who, for some years, has been doing
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splendid work at Rabai for the Church Mission: are being prepared for the cultivation of cotton, i | | 2
_ ary Society. Years ago Miss Madeley’s parents with: good prospects of success. Houses and | i
were connected with our Church at Barrow. chapels are being repaired in anticipation of the NWN Ne
: p' § Tep Pp i \ ;
1 She is an accomplished young lady and a most’ rain. The health of the missionaries is good. iH | |
devoted missionary. Mr. Alderman Duckworth In summing up, Mr. Griffiths says: “I do not HH if
| and I had the pleasure of an introduction during remember a time during the last ten years when ; i|
our visit to East Africa. i Hi
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Very sincerely and heartily Mie es eS Sor eae ogee toa a ~ B ae
do we congratulate.both |ie 650 6 gee ee a Ho i i
our friends on this engage- [iis G On eee ee ee ak . ae | Hi a
ment. The wedding is, we. |i eu e 0 a EROS cea Y ih i
i \ A File ae A rata we oranges Ch aci Rinine | PRON che (is Lat AM MMB Ua a SUS LE cys PS FNAB Ti
believe, to take place in } . © LR Gs Be Wa eG Er eae pore ENR fal | RE 1
ie | ie Ne : Ee Gee Wee
| . hy eres Bi Gece SS a Meares Beng) ia es ES AN
Since the return of Mr. |[e\s. Gages hs bie Eos oR: ERMA ENE 4 oR pas ii iH
: baba ra eR eR Met ak, 2 eee ca ie team eS Tn
Griffiths three of our oldest i cs ee eae ys ee See a Hi Wa
and best tried native [ooh foo oie = Be | a Ae ee gf ee
ee ee Re a ni
workers—Thomas Mazeras, |e Pini ete anneal NS g Lf : ne tied saiacy HEN ey Wey | i
' Af bee Ra sg RRO a eg a He gee ae gia eee atone“ CeaiaegaR \ HN ,
John Mgomba, and Thomas [MGM Mises yi gt ce ae ge i
Ambale have had a recog: |/appiaiepsts S/ilwg gua sn teas Ro BSS ey Te MaDe eat 1 | a
* k 5 Bei 4: See Pretec a ee ag onetime SrA nes Seo ps Tees he : Bar ¢ Spee TA :
nized status given them as eek tga tia by er reaciinss MURIEL apache Po SS ae oY ADEA Soh Pesan a Seer es He | fi
: . BAN ep rou edited aN aint nuaiveoAcica ats tak Se reba Uy ae CLM yR MGC TMG}
native = ministers. (See [Rita mane IN ei oe Ue aie ee) Ee tes i
. « WP OO ACA ae ee NaN dah Starr erate Part tt ONC CORA Ey Semin amy oleae ieee) - Seal geal Hee Hl Te Ft,
“Editorial Notes.”) What. |RNGR sistant sc) ces emia BS Gee aCe NEY SEN Me cae! aa ih i
Cay Baia a Ce aa hs Gy : Feng CAIRN settee tek ee SRR UR Ty cont: mea } Hi
Id. no h M avenge Seo atetemn gr Ree gis Migr MS States a! TE aaa beeps CEA A Ye
would, not such men as Mr. |Site Cement cae ay 2 Rs cg i |
Bente heise ORM. AE Rt Sena MESSE Se et Realy Sea e | NT
iW Wakefield, Mr. New, and |i) hee" oe RO Saxe Seai cs See. ao * retaaeted i | |
5 : eat et i och Couey. Wi pee cc teeny eStats! come Me A AD aor Hil Hi
i Mr. Butterworth have given |S Mainaiigise cee eee ets om . BN pi Hh i ime
; ree: Epa a stab as AE oo che hac se ota aie Date Nir Rasen Lig he ae a p= Rese Hai Ly :
h to see such a service in East |PRRURRMG: “BRt sec erat ee pee aa
a 7 3 $ . Bee Baim 5 Ve tener ind Sk a ali pe 1 oe pesos He r
i Africa? “They died with- |BeSemes nae aes a Se ye} a ee aa, - a
: ; = REI calico 0. = A Aa anes ae i ES Na ot th ‘
out the sight,” but they |fRaiaes ww PS ig Ga ee aY retin eso Hi | it
| i : le Praia ae A RE ES oer ig ed ie ALS Aaa Z
laid the foundation on [7% ae ye nn i if ) ) a tears i Wd
which that memorable set- |; “¥ aap ss ee x as -# eal Loe | | fj
5 Sees: Fa 20 co ie : ch ad F oe RN | WG
vice rested; they sowed the | gas i yt pie Ren, Fue \ i wh
fi seed of which that service |jsa\s) : eu gens ee yf a genes tas ae i i
i ; Sec ae he % A, i ake Oa Bea ii oes HP
i was the glorious and beau- PS Se ate ee ee ee ee Pe chic te Ran Mage OS {| an
b * ees RES. antes MEN he cera 7 A Pn Seal ogc ae Hh
; tiful flower. In picturing : Eee afin a Satna: BT Rs x Ha
the scené, as we easily can, ee ea AS iS ae $3 tl |
Be erg ce 2, SA A Ot SON sey Hl Cant 2
j our hearts swell to almost |B = : a. ee ee RO ce, a at ;
:. breaking point, and our |B] sige sds i sect Bi l i
language is: “Bless the |f) je sgieeueeh gegen stineeg 700g te) ge eer We
ogee eee ON Ce ee eo a
Lord, O my soul, and all |e ene Pore ey a i lh
that is within me bless His |) ee ais ace i i)
holy name.” But what will |i) quae Cin pain nie ee i
i eisai Caicos phn a en ahh ed ‘ CEES 3: iy lai: Bo oa Hi Pita
be, the joy when, a little SSESU ORS UES Gas in Geos bearer te ee as i i i
furth “ ! Beater ties “jae eerie PA a tam is Aaa HAH i
urther on, “Both they that . Bee uo i honed Wait
' Fase, ; x Nec eT tay HI
sow, and they that reap, Bee : ie Men We
{ shall rejoice together.” Hl
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In every direction’ the f Fetching Water at Ribe. ‘ Hl ii
work is moving on apace. i} ‘il
The chapel at: the station under the charge your missionaries on the spot were more ey
r ehcoe . AT Hs
of John Mgomba ‘has had to be enlarged, ‘hopeful. God is indeed with us.” | li
so great has been the success of the work. Large Our Churches have waited long, and worked | Hil HH
quantities of land, both at Ribé and Mazeras, and prayed, and made sacrifices for this. day. It | Hl
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Why | Hel has come. May we be ready and willing to ge “The safe should not be less than, say, 18 in.
HR ee RR geet) if ks 3 < . ® ;
il iu Pee in and possess the glorious heritage. by 18 in. by 14 in., but it need not be, neces-
Wee SE Plea sarily, by a first-rate maker, as the Chinese are
1 UB gt ee not adepts at picking locks of good make. What
Wee i TRL eet Nincro.—From a letter recently received . pts 24 DIGS 8 ;
Ce et i i is needed is that it should be fireproof and have
Te EH i} ah from a friend we venture to make a few s :
aa We uotations: “In Ningpo there are some sixty * Nog Gee are tty
We ee Te i q Leen eae de “Will any friend take this matter into his kind
He DE eH or seventy missionaries, all of whom would speak : :

Bee HA ec aia aa Bas 5 ; : consideration, and help us to safety, by a present
me aa of Miss Abercrombie’s work in highest praise. Pethis GRIMS > WUE Ren lek ue aseurd hit Re
ee || i We She has a mind of no mean order, is enthu. © ‘US C°sc™pion! ie
mae ee Suet our gratitude beforehand.

a | HE, siastic, and gets through a tremendous amount es :
pee i . : : This is a very modest appeal, and the article
me Pee { of work ; is not afraid of hardship, has spent long

ere Pe ee : MOR : so very necessary, I hope we may soon hear

ee i ee ee periods in distant parts of the province (the only s :
mee ii) | He t : ‘ : ., from some kind friend.
| iy Wee 4 foreigner), working among the women and girls: The Eeing. Blyue Hos hited Phe bew hospital
ig Bible teaching, preaching, conducting schools, . 27 ry Blyth lfospitat.— 1b P
ma ts ate is in course of erection. So great is the need of
Se | fl i “The educational work is well organized, and ithat Ene ork 8 eee to. is ee
= Ha 4 a4 is extremely healthy, in spite of the delay in erect- Dr. Mucha a a short note: to ‘ a ceo ae
ane he a Me / ing the new college. Mr. Redfern is doing well.” . oe : a a ee ae ay er ra
EE a Mr. Sheppard says: “The condition .of the eee ae 3 ao ese nya eee e
sa ee ee Al Churches gives much cause for thankfulness. % SU Seapuee la i © oh si Seb ane
A Bs a Two more new stations have been opened, each ace! ee eras bane te etary restate
= Whe i ie if a with a nucleus of more than twenty Christians Junior Boys’ School.—This Institution 1S
ee Hh i and adherents. . . . My wife and little one reported the largest and most healthy in the
—f LT et are to accompany me back to Hyinang Shan in Whole city; it has nearly 200 students. The
wy i Wh el a few days. A new day school has been started College has commenced the work of the New |
i ‘| ae there, which she is looking forward to Year (Chinese) under cheering conditions. i
ee i Hee superintending.” Of the whole of the work Mr. Soothill, writes:
= nd il Mr. Heywood writes reporting the safe arrival “Our chief difficulty now is in openings that

= ed of Dr. Jones.’ He had a hearty reception, and Present themselves, and the urgency with which

ae Qik wile : i:

i ae made a pleasant impression on-every hand. The W® arte pressed to take advantage of them. The

ti BPG” Doctor and Mr. Redfern are to live together for 400r is open—wide open—native preachers and

- ik Peer the present in what is called the “Doctor's funds are our great need. “The fields are white ~

tt Peet house”? already to harvest.’

¥ Hi if Pai) i : 5 « * :

ea The Ningpo quarterly meeting had been held, Let us, therefore, pray the Lord of ve harvest ;

= 4 al i ca and cheering details of work were reported. Al] ‘© send forth labourers into the haves.

= I 11 ie th were reported to be in good health. It is the JAMAICA.

i a i Hi i great and rapid growth in the work which is the Our dear friend, Mr. Wynn, has arrived in this

ay |i a i main, indeed, the only, real difficulty. country, brought under the kindly care of Mr. |

= bs Hee i WencHow.—Our friends at Wenchow have w. H. Butler, Kingswood, in a very sad condi-
it HY had a visit from thieves, who carried away some tion of health. For some time: Mr. Wynn has

: 1 Hee i sixty-seven dollars. This is a serious loss. Tee eaffered. fram ‘sickness... Che voyage home did |

Wi ' a i is the first time they have had an experience of him much good, and since his arrival he reports |
Hi aay this disagreeable nature. Mr. Soothill appeals pimself to be steadily improving. He is a fine :
1 ' he a FOR A SAFE. young fellow. May God grant him an_ early
Bg He makes his appeal thus: “What I would ask and complete restoration to health. ~
; iF ie is, has some business man among our people Mr. Bavin reports enthusiastically of the work. .
it ue il : sufficiently prospered to find his old safe too Like those on every other station, his urgent, and
i BI He ae small for his needs? If such there be, will he oft-repeated plea is for additional men and
Lo A A confer on us the boon of intimating his willing- additional means. I would to,.God we could
My i at ness to make us a present of it, to the Rev. H. T. respond as heartily and liberally as the wants |
| i cl Chapman, 4, Newton Grove, Leeds. are urgent. |
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| MANCHESTER. At the close, the secretary, Mrs. Worthington, Hh i
VERY successful effort was made at announced that the proceeds amounted to Hy i |
A Blackley on February 23rd. The Rev. £14 10s. We cannot speak too highly of all the | Wl
G. S. Worthington announced a hymn ladies who gave of their energy, their time, their | i i
| and offered prayer. Mrs. Siddell, pre- means, in order to bring about such a creditable Hitl 4 E
sident of the branch, then expressed the result. eH i :
| delight she felt at the interest and willingness s MANCHESTER DISTRICT. He i ae
| shown in connection with the effort. It was an The annual meeting of the Manchester District i i 3
| evidence that the love of missions was not yet Tadies’ Missionary Auxiliary was held on March | | i! f
‘dead. At the call of the president, Mrs. Aber- 20th, at Queen’s Road Chapel, Manchester. a
crombie then rose to make the “opening speech.” Mrs. Toppin presided, and after the secretary’s | i :
She said there were many calls upon our time yeport had been given, and a letter from the | i be
and means, but none more worthy. of response Rey. J. B. Griffiths read by the corresponding | i ie
than those in connection with the great mission- secretary, Mrs. Toppin spoke on the growth of i i
ary work. She hoped the Ladies’ Missionary the Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary. Mrs. Stobie : | bee
Auxiliary would be the means of keeping before then gave a most interesting account of the | We =
cchurch-members that all who come to Christ are (Chinese women—the characteristics of a Wen- H ti hi eB
expected to help in carrying the Gospel to every chow Christian—her reverence during worship, i | ee
creature. If we are to pray for missions we must and the kindness and sympathy shown by her. | ! i i is
first believe in them, and when people prayed for Mrs. Stobie then pointed out the difference A ae
missions they: would give to them, and givé not between what they had been and now are. There | Mi eae
merely of the crumbs that fall from the table, js a school for girls at Wenchow, with forty-five ih ni
i but according to the need of the world. The scholars. A request was made by Mrs. Stobie ii Hi ae
secret of success in the Ladies’ Missionary for the prayers of Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary i aig re
' Auxiliary depended on continuity of effort, and members on Thursday mornings on behalf of the i |
the Churches generally would succeed in mission- omen in her Bible class. Miss Chapman, of Hi sae
ary work as they realized their dependence upon feeds, followed with an able address on |
God, and the honour of being fellow workers “Woman's Work in Connection with Missions.” i Hh =
together with Him. Mrs. Abercrombie also There was a lack of missionary knowledge, — i) a
pleaded for a personal canvass on behalf of the which if it were supplied, would increase our ' i i
t MISSIONARY EcuHo, the reading of which would desire to work for and our sympathy with mis- i i} re
help to keep alive interest in our missions and ions. The speaker then described the lives of i i Nh
missionaries. Miss Phythian was also present on women in China, Africa and India, and men- ; i Be
the platform, and, at the request of the presi- tioned the fact that one-third on the mission i al
dent, made some remarks. She specially referred field are women. Mrs. Truscott Wood, after ‘ i i
i to the danger of a Church becoming isolated and bidding us aim for a membership of a thousand, i is
self-centred, apparently heedless of the wider brought before us in her own clear style the | iH ;
needs of the world. She was convinced that the advantages that would accrue from a union of Hil i
i more energy and self-sacrifice a Church displayed the Districts ; how the meeting together, discuss- / | | 5
i: on behalf of others, the more it succeeded and ing ways and means, and methods of work, would HAH
j was blessed in itself. The treasurer of the be mutually helpful, and likely to bring about a ii Hi 3
‘ branch, Mrs. Kershaw, then moved_a vote of much larger result. Solos were rendered by Miss i)
thanks, which was seconded by Mrs. N. T. Holt. The collection taken amounted to es
Siddell, and carried with great heartiness. Lr 16s. 3d. i ah
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al | Extracts from Missionary Correspondence.
Bl) ih Gate i tare
al fi pt N epitome of the letters received from our is no money in the colony. Every effort is being
a Wy | foreign missionaries by the Missionary made to keep up the income, but they are sure

hi | ti ‘) Secretary is presented to the Committee to be down in missions and class-money. All

a HAT iH Hy atits sittings. I givesomeextracts from these things worry him.”

I a ii Ve Mi the correspondence presented at the last session Mr. Proudfoot had suffered from insomnia, but
ra a Hh of the Foreign Missionary Committee. on December 26th he wrote to the following
ee uh he i vice : effect :

a . Ce “Ts glad to say he continues to sleep well.
aH i My HB iat Ell The Rev. Francis Bavin writes: 3 .

i) ii HW Z . Had a good Christmas Day of preaching and
eit ae ie The last three months have been fuller of :

AM TR BES On ; : walking, and slept well afterwards from half-past
Be OEE Bacay | activities, and more crowded with various .

a a : A nine to half-past five. At Tabernacle they had

Hea AREER TW experiences, than any he had lived. They. have : 2 u

A REE Ese : oy fe three carols sung at different parts of the service.

me Hea Pea Riese i been pressing on rebuilding after the cyclone: free As ; Stine ei 2

Pa PRR i . To-day the noise of rejoicing in the town is
me ea ae gathering together people scattered and dis- : : : :

a PEE CET j , fgghcets “ great in the keeping of Christmas: the tom-tom

Wea FR puts pirited by their adverse fortune; inspiring with £ : rae
ee | aa Hues is beaten with an energy which _rouses more

Lie Fipun eny hope and courage ministers, teachers and . 2
me ie ee : : delight in dusky bosoms than the psaltery, harp
Be | 4 i iat workers: these, and other pressing claims, have ear Lor aha ak Pre Evo wa)
ee a ae : : i rS.
= ha) Gah crowded the weeks and months until the time ae
Ss Noe i ia has been all too short for the allotted tasks.” Writing on November 8th, 1904, the Rev. J. W.
S hy ii ce a In reference to the Bocas del Toro Mission Heywood reports :
= : H as Me Bavin wrote: “The autumn work is in full swing. The out-
ce i Bee se analy . ; j | | i Bai It is now a year since Brother Ellis gave up — stations are being visited regularly, and there is
se Wh au charge, and six months since he left forhome. 0. es be be thankful tore a The reports’ given at
Hee bu In June, 1904, Me Secretary will remember he each of the sectional quarterly meetings bore
"8 a a i wrote as follows: ‘I think an English missionary witness to steady progress. | Nineteen baptisms
coe De” SERB LI i 73 : : :
a Pee A: £6 Sgecentt Brother Ellis seems TELS SSeS Ae Mr. were reported, and sixty-two new inquirers; the
a I ai Bavin’s opinion has not altered. He wrote again ota] number of inquirers for the above three
it 4 | He a ath August on the Sane theme. Is now very Districts was 434, and one new station has been
id i: ae anxious. The native brethren are doing their added. One cheering feature of these meetings
We aa best, and are writing him Every. ne He can was the spirit of the native evangelists, who were
[hi I f Bl only reply he has nO; COMmuUni Caton. filled with the desire to prosecute their work with

Vee PRE ea The Committee regretted that it could not viglevey

i pi eH ath k aie t a single eye. j
i a a Dae Ca app OMe ny “They have added one more safeguard in deal-
= UP i : SIERRA LEONE ing with inquirers. A text-book has been pre-

Wa ae ul The Rev. James Proudfoot was labouring pared and published in Chinese character, and
: 14 | Hou under some difficulties, and has experienced some also in Romanized, which will be placed in the

: i ii a losses. The epitome says: hands of every inquirer, so that he or she may

Ae ede an -8 : : ; :

tit a eat “In the month of October he had buried five read and study it, and be definitely assisted in

| NOOR Be ey tea) an : : ° ° °

i HR ih local preachers and a class leader. Ojokuto preparing for the examination which each must

lt al i iM Macaulay, who attended the last Rochdale undergo before being received into membership.

ap a i Assembly, was the first to go. Then two In future all candidates will be examined on this

il af Anat brothers died on the same day. Then an old text-book.”

i Hehe at daddy at Wilberforce, a liberated slave, died, and At a later date he says of Dr. Swallow’s

Hl can then one of the catechists. These are terrible resignation:

i A Pa losses, as they are already very short of workers. “It was a great surprise to them all; he had

' A ie a He could have selected: one hundred members. himself felt that the Doctor would come out for

Cae 1 rH whose extinction would not have caused so great ' another term. ‘It is with many regrets they

i ' ta at a loss. realize the decision.

be ci i “They are passing through hard times: there “Personally he would express his great appre-

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ciation of Dr. Swallow as a missionary. As one Chinese schools, and of four purely Chinese | Ht / &
who has worked with him, he can bear testimony — schools, all of which were good.” ti ig
to the whole-heartedness of his endeavours to Some further extracts. may be given next Heal l ed s
preach the Gospel and heal the sick. His skill month. i it | eB
as a surgeon will long be talked of by the natives REV. J. H. PHILLIPSON. ea
| throughout the whole of the Ningpo Prefecture. Mr. Phillipson’s arrival in England was com- i) : E
He had more than merely professional feeling for unicated to me last month too late for notifica- i ! ie
his work as a doctor, and his sincere pity for tion in the April Ecuo. Ere he left Africa he ; ! Hl iS
suffering ones seemed to call out the best that sent me the following note, which, at his request, i I | Ki
; was in him and nerve him for the performance J insert. Mr. Phillipson’s handwriting is not ol)
of duties from which he had seen trained always easy to decipher, as he slopes the letters i i se
Britishers shrink. to the right. However, this transcript is correct, i i :
| “As a colleague of his, he will ever have as it was done under his own eye after his arrival \ ik i
| grateful memories of association with him in in England. ; i Hl g
missionary work. As a veteran, Dr. Swallow yet “Will you kindly allow me to call your atten- le Be
| extended to his younger colleague cordial trust tion toa serious mistake in extract from my letter i oe
and sympathy. Prays that he may have much of September sth, 1904, given in December | i ee
t joy and success in the home work.” number of EcHo. The mistake may be mine, or S i i Bs
At a meeting of workers Mr. Redfern presented it may be confusion in deciphering my left-hand i : sie
: an encouraging report of the College: hieroglyphics. The sentence should read: ei i ees
| “They are cramped with the smallness of the ‘Golbanti will no longer be useful as a base for \ Hi | ee
building. There are thirty-eight students, and Boranaland, as from Naivasha (a station on the i I H B z
the attendance has averaged thirty-three. They Uganda Railway above Nairobi) to the slopes of ik Hh ze
| have been industrious, and the discipline has Kenia, etc.’ i i |
been good. In addition to daily prayers and “T referred to, or meant to do, to the railway i ) i sie
instruction in the Scriptures a Y.M.C.A. has route, and from thence, through the country i | i ee
| been formed with the intention of developing the toward Kenia, which I think the most expedient Wh
| spiritual life of the boys. Mr. Redfern is more and direct, route. Kindly give correction as | | Ee
than interested in his work. early as possible, as the Waichu referred to is | i ee
| “Reports were given of two other Anglo- near Golbanti.” , i | i ee
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Y DEAR MR. KIRSOP,—It has great events in our lives—I speak for, Mrs. Rat- i i ie
M occurred to me that the many friends cliffe as well as myself—which stand out in clear, i H i ae
whose kindness to me-when on deputa-_ bold relief, and which are indelibly impressed \ | 5
i tion work during my furlough in upon our minds. The first, that memorable, if : i | ee
/ England has placed\me under very deep obliga- sad day to us, when I was carried out from Ribé, | H :
tion, would like to hear of our safe arrival at a sick man, to return to England! Our chapel i i |
Ribé and settlement again in the place of so’ —having a seating capacity of about four i | :
many hallowed associations, and among the hundred people—was nearly filled with those who ij i HE
people who, although of dusky outward appear- assembled together to bid us an affectionate fare- \ | ae
ance, have héarts which throb with love, as we well, and pray for a safe journey. I cannot i He
have proved many and many a time. In view forget the sight of the many eyes wet with tears, ; I ul zi
of the many-sided labours in which we are while the sound of their voices as one and | i i
; engaged, it is impossible for us to write to all another engaged in prayer for our protection, i i i ;
our good friends. Hence a brief letter in our remains with me still. The expression common t ig
missionary organ will, perhaps, reach them all. to all that day, as they came to say “good-bye,” i ‘| i
| May I just say, first of all, that there are two was, “This is not the end; be of good cheer, i
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ee I bl Bwana, for it is only “Kwa heri ya kuonana,” So far as the Rev. J. B. Griffiths and Mr.

Hh ae beh i.e., “Good-bye, to meet again.” The second English were concerned, the journey was com-

} ia |, Uh event is that of our return to, and reception by, plete, but for Mrs. Ratcliffe and myself we had
ai He Hl the people who expressed themselves thus. yet further to go, but since the new house at
ie Li a I have witnessed the enthusiasm evinced by Ribé was as yet unfit for immediate occupancy
i a Hil | at the crowd when they have bidden farewell to the we accepted Mr. Griffiths’ kind invitation and
ney ALI er soldier ordered to the front, and the thrill of remained his guests at Mazeras, where, as a

| 4 | Ne i eagerness evinced by the khaki-clad figures as quiet but exceedingly happy little party, we spent
cas i, i ae : they have marched for entrainment to the seat our Christmas. Our thoughts strayed back to
I ai of war. But my feelings, when returning home the Christmas of twelve months previous, when
SS i el from Rochdale, in October last, under “march- we gathered with loved ones around the glowing
a Ht Hi ing orders” to proceed to the front, were inde- fire, and told of the Christmas periods spent in
me ee scribable. As you know, on November 14th we distant lands. How great the contrast! No |
“ 1 TE Ni a took leave of the homeland for that of our need of fire ; no keen, frosty air ; neither crisp,
Be HEE adoption. frozen snow underfoot, but a burning tropical sun
ie fl ; _ Of the voyage I need say but very little. Let overhead, and all around us mother earth
=| i Pere it suffice, however, that, on the whole, we made covered with a carpet of many-shaded green.
: ue Hi nae a remarkably fine passage, except for two days That day marked the beginning. of my work
| ‘ ea and one night in the Gulf of Lyons, when we again, and one felt it good to return to the
= ha Way passed through a most terrific storm. So far as foreign tongue,. and, in the sweet, rhythmic
SS Hi) Beka our party was concerned, it was the only occasion accents of Kiswahili, to tell over again the story
he a Me upon which the occupants of the deep were the of the Incarnation.
oS aoa si ‘ better for our presence on board. The. decks The new stone house at Ribé having been
| He HL were swept from end to end by huge waves, made ready, on December 28th we said “good-

ie " : | th ut { making it impossible for any but the ship’s hands bye 7 to our colleagues and fellow travellers, and
ih My iy tau to remain above. Towards midnight the waves struck off across country for Ribé; Mrs. Ratcliffe

Se ve pe ul were dashing over the funnel of the ship; but and darling Babsy in the hammock, and I on our
= na i a i our good vessel, the s.s. “Biirgermeister,” known good old and_ well-trained servant “Jock.”
ss he 4 VF it as the queen of the line, weathered the storm, Between Mazeras and Ribé lies the C.M.S.

i al i Al and after calling in at Marseilles, Naples, Port station Rabai; here we rested from the burning

; Wh lh Hae i Said, Suez and Aden—ports all made familiar by heat of the midday sun. The ladies in residence
We Hee repeated description—we landed at Kilindini, on there, in their usual kindly way, invited us to

: i Be the southern shore of Mombasa Island—all in stay with.them and then proceed in the cool of

Hh Ha ii excellent spirits: one of the party full of that the afternoon. This we most gladly and grate-
ae i a curiosity natural to one entering upon life in the fully accepted. At about half-past two p.m. we
: i aie ai tropics, and others of us with indescribable eager- were on the road again, making the last lap for
Se 14 Hi He ness to take up the threads of work laid down. “home.” After having been on the way for about
ae ' a i Little did we think upon landing to be met by half an hour, and having crossed the deep ravine

th HL li ' a representative of our beloved home Churches. known as Kombeni, we heard the sound as of
bi He i Our surprise was only surpassed by our pleasure many voices on ahead of us, and, gradually, as
i We i when we found our good friend, Mr. D. we drew nearer the place whence proceeded the
li I He ie, Sharrocks, of St. Stephens Street, Salford, await- sound, we recognized the tune of a well-known
ih Hel ing us. It was really like a welcome from home. hymn, sung by our children at Ribé, and knew
ii | ie i Mombasa is by no means a favourite place with that they must be somewhere in the vicinity.
i i ee us at any time, and now that we were returning Then, as we turned a corner of the road, we
7 | oe to work, the two days’ delay inthe reeking heat came upon about fifty of them with _ their

hi £5 fi of that congested town seemed almost inter- teachers. They had heard of our coming from
[ Ae all minable. We took the first possible train up to porters, who preceded us the previous day, and
E aves i Mazeras, where we were met and accorded such decided to come to meet us. As we came into
uy i eat a welcome by the mission children’as the African full view, they lined up on either side of the road,
i ie alone knows how to give. : boys on the right and girls on the left. How
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they must have valued the dresses made in Mrs. after landing they were married. That night we all 1 te
Ratcliffe’s sewing-class twelve months before! had a most terrific thunderstorm, certainly by far : y | =
And what a washing-day there must have been, the worst in my experience in Africa. The next I i bs Ze
for every dress and suit was spotlessly clean. day we all entrained for and alighted at Mazeras lk I | eA
Then, as we came close upon them their joy together, when our friend the “bridegroom” was wl Ae
| burst forth in a good round “Hip! hip! hurrah!” met by his cook, who in truly African fashion i i a
| in English, and thrice repeated. How our hearts said, “Truly, Bwana, you have been to meet and i ik ) i
| beat with joy as we thought how these little ones bring the Bibi, but where is the house?” In the | Vt he
loved us. Then, as Mrs. Ratcliffe drew aside storm of the previous night the roof had been ty i
the canopy from the hammock, there was a carried away, and the house thus rendered | |
| craning of young necks as the little black faces uninhabitable. Hi | gE
peered beneath the covering to catch sight of The exchange of greetings was a long and i : ! E
the “Bibi,” and the new arrival, of whom they tedious process, but our friends the natives were HI} 1
had heard. Their gesticulations, as they caught happy and contented when we told them we were || i g
sight of the baby, were all too funny to put on tired, and would be glad to rest, and if they WE
paper. returned the following morning we would tell | I i
| Then the line of march was taken up again as__ them all the’ news. i i i
| follows. Mrs. Ratcliffe and baby, in the ham- How refreshing was that night after six weeks. il ee
mock, carried by six of our most trusty blacks, of change since leaving home. Yes, and how i |)
| and closely followed by the maid Julia; then changed the conditions of living from. those yy ze
came my donkey boy, followed by myself on our before we returned to England.. Thank God, we i i Be
true-bred Muscat, the children, with their have now a stone house built upon the crest of i HI) oe
teachers, taking up the rear in single file, and the hill known as Chauringo, and commanding 1 qh ae
aN the remaining two hours and a-half of our journey the finest view in the district. In the east we i He ee
over hill and dale, through low brushwood and look away over a fine stretch of land to the deep } i i
| plantations into Ribé, were beguiled away by the blue of the Indian Ocean away in the distance, |)
| singing of school hymns and native songs, appre- while to the west we have a magnificent view i Wiel hee
ciative of our return. Long before we reached — stretching away over richly verdured rolling hill HM es
the foot of the hill upon which stands our house and dale to the hills near Voi, some eighty miles. | Hl As
| the sound of the children’s singing had been inland, and ona clear day in the very early morn- i Hi ie
heard by our people in the town, and, as we ing the white peak of Kilima-Njaro is distinctly | th i
came into sight, the elders, with the native visible. Ribé is truly a beautiful place anda “land i Vy
evangelist, W. G. Ambale, followed by a crowd of far distances.” The mission house is palatial as i ! |
of people, came to meet us. The sun was by ccmpared with that we had before. To begin \ Wi Es
this time beginning to set, and so we pushed on with, it is a bungalow, but raised four feet above : a :
to the house, the throng of people augmenting all the ground, whereas the floor of the old house ai =
along through the town until we were pressed on was on a level with mother earth. The mud Cae | ] i a
every side by a strange conglomeration of folk. walls have given place to good stone and mortar, i H eS
| The majority, of course, were those resident on and this means that we are not met by the sight J
our own mission settlement, but there were also of huge holes, the result of the depredations of y ij i '
many pure heathen from the bush, who, because the white ant, as each morning we go from room | " ; a
of their friendliness towards us, came to bid us to room. Luxury of luxuries, we are living I i He
welcome back to their midst. What a welcome under a real tiled roof, and no longer have any [ | Wh
it was! And what an inspiration for the coming need to wear a cap in the house because of the i : He
four years! A most: propitious opening up of heat from the low corrugated iron roof. Yet, I / i
our hew term, and in striking contrast with the again, our rest is undisturbed, for the house is i a ;
greeting accorded one of our neighbours—a proof against the rats and bats and wild cats | 4 i
German Lutheran missionary—a few days before. which used to hold their nightly palavers and i iN
Our good friend had gone down to the coast to gymkhanas in’ the old house at our expense. Ha
meet his fiancée, whose landing at Mombasa had Our present abode is beast-proof as well, and i | Hh
been effected the same day as ours. The day although om occasion we still hear his lordship: _, i |
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j ail Peat \ the leopard and his follower the hyena, yet we time at Ribé since my return. The choir—
ain en i have not to lie still and whisper “he’s still there,” twenty-two in number—which Mrs. Ratcliffe had
TER La {| because we could hear him about on the verandah trained before we left for home, had by sheer
i sf 4 i hi Ht below our bedroom window, and knew that with hard work learned othet tunes, and the share they
ea H Fh one blow from his paw he could break his way take in the services week by week is by no means
i a Ws 1 into the house. But the one thing at present we insignificant. To hear them sing such hymns as
a i Li i cannot get rid of is the mosquito, and so long “Jesus shall reign where’er the sun,” “Lead,

Be ue Wiki as that little creature, as quick, artful and per- kindly Light,” and “Just as I am, without one

= Me | He il sistent as he is small, is about, so long will there plea,” as set to all four parts, is both thrilling

: ‘ a ih qi iT be the danger of malaria, and so long, and, per- and impressive.

eS t ‘a I ea haps, longer, will it be impossible for a man to Thus, my dear Mr. Editor, have we again

a live as easily in Africa as in London. taken up the threads of our work with glad

| it it Heh i Already deputations of chiefs from various hearts and strong in a bright hope for the future.
ea AP tribes have been in with greetings and assurances Our furlough has braced us up; the kindness of

: HA tee le ‘that the the outlying districts are eager our friends at home has inspired us with fresh
ia a ett to see us again as soon as we can get out among determination, and this, with the exceedingly

| oh ne them. bright outlook before our East African Mission,

me With the condition of things in general upon makes one eager-to press forward into the regions

a eet our return we are far more pleased than we — beyond.

= i a cet could have anticipated, after an absence of I expect soon to go on a journey through the

= | ie : twelve months. The day school work has been countries of the tribes comprising my circuit, and

me aa carried on, and good progress made under the will then send you an account of the same. By
ae : HE i at instructions of our staff of young teachers, while this mail I am sending you a copy of a group of

Bie eye ‘the Sunday School has fully justified its existence Ribé children at play the day after our arrival
i 4 Hee i : ‘by the fact that many can now read the Word here. Having a decent camera, I will endeavour
Hs / ae i who knew not a single letter two years ago. It to send you photographs from time to time, if

Ses he il a was both encouraging and inspiring to see the such will be of interest to the readers of the

i ae Church well nigh filled by an eager and attentive Ecuo.

: Ma BEE nn ‘congregation on the first Sunday in the New With kindest regards, in which Mrs. Ratcliffe
iy i at Year, upon which day I preached for the first joins——I am, etc.

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ey ea CHAPTER IV. “Den ting na ‘bush—dey sabby sense too muss,”

he i; ie Butu MAKES A DISCOVERY. : he confessed to himself as he found his beguile-
Vi ae HEN the excitement accompanying the ments repeatedly evaded. Yet he turned again to
ud i i Hy Governor’s. departure had subsided, inspect the snare lest, haply the fettered creature
le ee ih Butu turned to the bush to gratify a might fall into other hands than his own.
ti it Ae private ambition of his own. ‘The Silently he made his way into the heart of the
i F areal : lad was fond of the solitude of the bush, when, to his surprise, he came upon two
\ Hap At Be forest, and, having the instincts of a hunter, spent men crouching in the thick foliage. They were
i ; Hy many an hour snaring the smaller creatures in deep in a whispered conference, and, fortunately
q oig Pa the undergrowth. for him, so absorbed that he had approached them
7 i ie Hi Some days before, he had discovered a trail and unnoticed. He at once fell back to a place of

i a -skilfully set bent twigs and twisted palm-fibre in vantage from which he could watch them unseen.
t Ha era the hope of securing “beef” to celebrate, with his He soon recognized them as two of the three
Po Rn own particular friends, the advent of the dis- mysterious slaves. An hour earlier he had seen
a : tinguished visitor. Alas for the hope of the hunter: them shoulder their hampers and depart on their

be Ai ait ‘his disappointment deepened day by day as he journey. Now one had disappeared and two were
Hie ie a returned empty-handed. hiding in the forest.

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The suspicion awakened in his mind by his in- Not a trace could be seen; not a sign was forth- i |
vestigation of the hampers’had in part been allayed coming. : i . B
by their prompt resumption of their burdens. Poor Butu was becoming confused and_ be- i ‘ I, es
Here, however, was cause sufficient to renew it. wildered. He could not fathom the strange freak | a #
| His quick intelligence told him that there must be his senses had apparently played him. He re- iH i i Va
| some reason for this mysterious and unusual be- called stories of strange powers some spirits had of cate
» haviour. The feigned departure appeared to assuming shapes to lure persons away to cruel fates i i | i
| ® justify the vague apprehension taking shape in in the forest. Superstitious he was, of course, as al a
his mind. all Africans are; and his mind was soon aflame i |
| But what had become of the third man? with strange imaginations. The sun was lowering, i F =
| Butu waited, wondering, alert, yet sorely puzzled the shadows lengthening; daylight would soon be ii i
| as to what he ought to do. He was convinced that gone. The sounds of rejoicing came across the i i
mischief was meant; but in what direction he could valley and reminded him of what he had fully in-, | i
not for the life of him imagine. tended to share. He would go to Mansu’s town Hy i] :
Suddenly the full clear notes of a pepper-bird and afterwards report what he had seen. ; i i :
sounded in his ears. Butu thought what a fine He was turning away, when he was again Ne
time this feathered thief would be having in his arrested by the bird-call. iH Hi Bae
little garden at the rear of the Mission House. The He listened. The call was softly repeated. — ie | es
| note was exultant, riotous: it seemed to indicate He scarcely knew whether to stay or take flight. ‘a
the absence of all enemies: He seemed to be plunged into conflict with evil | |
Again the note rang out: clearer, stronger, fuller. SPitits. He was conscious of come unknown dan- Mt i i
It was tantalizing; yet Butu felt he could not lose 8s yet there was a subtle spell in it that pre- My i ee
sight of these men to chase the feathered raider Vented him from turning away from the peril. TM
| from his garden. While he stood rooted to the spot, expecting the i i) | oe
‘ hepa ee ak third ‘call as before, he saw in the dim distance a Nee sa
Once more the sound came floating Sarous: © figure approaching from the Bumpe road. He was WAM
bush; then followed a dead silence. Butu was well sheltered from view and waited anxiously. uy '
thinking in the patois: “Dat bird na big tief;.na Presently the call was repeated; and for the first aE
| trap I go set for am——” time it dawned upon Butu that it was a signal. i i i ies
The sentence was never finished. He heard the uae gst oa aban at emcect fom iM
eee vt the praphiwood, “and duickly lung in Bunt was intently watching’ Two were aad in the } H
self behind a dense screen of palms and moss grow- ~ garb of Mendi chiefs, the third was the slim figure i) 4 |
| ing near him. : of a girl. He could not but at once recognize it, vi \ ee
Watching, he saw the slaves were carefully pick- even in the fading light—yet he could scarcely trust i | i é
ing their way to the spot from which the bird-cal] his senses. WA ee
had come. They soon gained, and continued to It was Yesia! y | i \
follow, a narrow path which led round the rear As he whispered her name his heart gave a great Wn
of the mission to the Bumpe road. His first bound of suppressed excitement. Here was a He ;
thought had been to challenge them as they ‘Strange discovery. He was amazed. Surely the iH iy :
passed; that now yielded to a desire to take them day had bewitched him. He rubbed his eyes and | i ne
red-handed in the mischief they had schemed. tried to wake himself as from some horrid night- a
Noiselessly leaving the friendly screen, he crept -â„¢Mare. He tried to cry out, but his throat was ih i :
from bush to bush, keeping the men well in view. parched and voiceless. — _ i ||| eee
Seeing that their apparent intention was to keep The group moved cautiously forward to meet i
to the narrow beaten track, Butu decided to pass , the man who had given the sign. It was evidently i ie:
j into the mission clearing, and get ahead of them. intended to imply that the way was clear. Turning ] Ht
The lad was now in the full swing of his self- Townd he acted as pilot, and the party quietly i
j appointed task; he completely forgot the attrac- Wended their way along the narrow path. RE
i tions of the Old Town; he-became as excited and It was some time before Butu had sufficiently re- ii 3
interested as any hunter on the scented trail. covered from his astonishment to move, and, even i ie
He was flitting so quickly past the bath-house then, his actions lacked the consciousness of i ve
that he almost overturned Shanga, who was bearing reality. i ae
a calabash of water’on his head. ~ Butu tactfully When the stupor had passed from him he fol- CAE
allayed the wrath of the offended water carrier by lowed them. As he crept along his brain recovered a
making him the sharer of his secret, and then ‘the power of thinking, and he found himself won- Heute
dashed on; but when he regained the bush at the “ering how it came to pass that Yesia was in com- at
point where he had hoped to have intercepted them Pany with the men who had first come to the nai
the men had disappeared. He listened. He â„¢ission disguised as slaves. The missionary, their a
| feigned return to the Mission House, thinking he ‘tuest friend and helper, knew nothing of this, Butu | j |
| was seen. He re-entered the bush at a different Was certain. Sore misgivings were now awakened Ht i
| spot, and then made an extended and careful 48 to his own wisdom in trying to see ‘this thing 1H i
| search back along the route to the place where he through without assistance. Va
| had first discovered them. All was without avail. (To be continued.) i 4 ie
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| a Lei i CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR Pray for our missionaries. : Institute the

EL Eb inquiry, What is, your society doing for
ee ee PAGE. missions ?
E i Te Fu setae n fat NEW SOCIETIES.
Ue ch : Hull, Campbell Street; Shirebrook; Whitworth
it a fae i H ——— (Rochdale), Junior ; Coxlodge (Newcastle), Junior;
ie if | } i f i TOPICS FOR MAY. Headingley, Victoria Road, Leeds; Spotland (Roch-
a May 7th.—The Making of a Christian: His Train- gels Jue oe Cepibes (Salep);'as the <¢sult at am
Bee ee ing.—James i. 1—27. ;
bt 1 it fi i In education, business, politics, sport, suc- ; NEWS OF OUR SOCIETIES.
Se ||. bi it Hl i cess almost invariably depends upon training. Anniversary celebrations are reported at Red-
abe e {| | So in religion. Goethe advises that for the ruth, where an encouraging report was given by the
a Hh i i cultivation of our taste one ought, every day, secretary, Mrs. E. Trounson, and at Laisterdyke
Bd ae de “to hear a little song, read a good poem, see (Bradford), when the Rev. T. Shawcross took a
a He | H i EI a fine picture, speak a few reasonable words.” prominent part. Peterborough Society mourns the
2) Hl HH How much more should a Christian pray, read death of one of its active members and a faithful
aa the Bible, and do some useful thing! Even’ Worker tn the Sunday Sehoul, Miss. Smith. AG
ee Hi i it ' temptation has its function in training. It oe fee e oad, a Bible was Be
| WE ve serves to bring out the soul’s strength. fe Miss Lamibert on her departure from England.
Se i Wa yne Dock Society held a special missionary meet-
— Nae ih May 14th.—The Message of the Acts: The Spirit- ing, which was addressed by Miss Amy Logan, of
= it a RP BG GH filled Church.—Acts ii. 1—4, 41—47. Newcastle. The Higher Openshaw Endeavourers
Hi i ! Ba: The Acts is the book of the Holy Spirit.. Its | gave an entertainment and supper to 140 poor chil-
: Hea Wee: | oldest title is simply “The Acts.” | Just as dren. At Salford a circuit rally took place at the
ne Hh Luke’s “former treatise” describes the acts Happyland Church. The juniors performed the
i f i Ghat of our Lord on earth, so this second treatise sets exercise entitled “The Pledge Tower” in the after-
me Ee ia) forth the acts of the risen and glorified noon. Mr. Shawcross presided over the evening
Bia Redeemer in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, | meeting, and the Revs. R. Noble and A. E. Burton
i fe bi 5 and by the labours of His apostles and evan- took part. Six young people’s and three junior
8 Way HEE ai gelists. Trace the progress of the Gospel in societies were represented. The Rev. J. T. Shaw,
ESS Ht ; } , th Hh Jerusalem, Antioch, Asia Minor, Greece and of Leeds, was one of the speakers at the Manchester
ae Hh iit Rome. Mark the joyful transport of those and Salford Convention, held in Crossley Hall,
z i 4 | ae days, and remember that the Spirit, once given, Openshaw. The Nottingham and District C.E. ~
mig Wt Tee will never be withdrawn. Union thas elected the Rev. J. F. Hughes presi-
ae It a ane ; : dent for the ensuing year. The Union embraces

a Papeete st DP epuccicie ee Heritage.—Isaiah Iv. about 140 societies. The Rev. H. W. Beecher

Bi ah atnotic Meeting.) We. Ph! Nothing is more distinct than race. The ford and Pontefract Union, dudipeailig 27 societies,
= | Hh Rie earn nation, like the individual, has its own char- with g membership of 1,000. We heartily con-
ith ae acter. What we have been makes us what we gratulate these brethren ‘a the honour, and wish

= Hi i : ‘ are. ee pee past history and ee s them a ptosperous eae ead aa >
a ie Hi iL me re Ja Ways We arera ballon Wace Preparations are being made for the National
a : i ath blest. Convention to be held in Birmingham at Whitsun-
| j PEs au This royal throne of Kings, this sceptred isle, tide. The writer of this page is announced to speak
ti I a This precious stone set in the silver sea, g at’ Curzon Hall, on the Monday evening, on
4 | Ni ye Pees Plot this) earth; this ‘realm, this “Christian Endeavour as a Spiritual Movement to

i ea oa) : Fight Materialism.”

i) i a This heritage is ours, not merely to enjoy and For information on C.E. or I.B.R.A., write the

ii ie hb preserve, but -to hand on enriched and Secretary,

eR strengthened by our own personal contribution. Rev. T. P. Dale,

1 i EES te May 28th,—Our Church and Foreign Missions.— 43, Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.

pe eu Psalm Ixvii. Bi
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i Hk Fl f strength, is carrying onan extensive missionary A RTICLES, Books for Review, etc., to be sentito:
a i i work, Mention the localities: China, East the Editor, 5, Conway Avenue, Carlton,
Te Africa; West Africa, Jamaica, Central America. Nottingham. Orders and all letters on business to
| HUE i i Recall the names of our missionary heroes: be addressed to the Publisher, Rev. A. Crombie, 12,.
| : & New, Truscott, Houghton, (Carthew, Wakefield. Farringdon Avenue, London, E.C. :
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| , by. the Evangelistic Mission, and by the Rev. i |
Demonstration. John Thornley, the late Secretary of the Tem: . i
oa Ne perance League, who for many years had done i | | :
HE annual missionary demonstration of admirable Home Mission work, which would now | | i} \ ee
the United Methodist Free Churches be carried on by his able and eloquent successor, i i ( i
was held in London on Monday, May the Rev. J. B. Stoneman. In passing, he paid a tl i :
ist. Usually Exeter Hall is the place tribute to the lamented J. C. Brewitt, who A Mi ee
of meeting, but as this was not available this had acted so efficiently as Secretary of the i Wh
year, the City Temple was chosen. The meet- Evangelistic Mission. There were three different | 1 / S
ings were preceded by services on pi SMe THOS es EE i Ht i ee
Sunday—held in all the churches |B Y ea Tt sik wit ay Ao tse oes i | | sae
of the Denomination in the metro- |A8 gage 7 \ >, Ape i | Hh : ee
polis, and conducted chiefly by the | y a fe IS ; I a Ee
London ministers and members | cs aN & ee Roe \ so’ a I i] | ee
of the Connexional Committee. oa Be i? i ls 72 ‘} i i i ae
i The President (the Rev. Jabez Et Ge Re . » er RE ee i | &
King) preached at Brunswick |eyetpoem. oe hes ry Sy ae Uae ft Wa:
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Chapel, Deptford. The Connex. |B) aia I agp Gy hota seers one ti | se
ional Secretary (the Rev. T. J. AP > WV a ye 4 a 2, ap MS, te | | : ae
Dickinson), at Pembury Grove, A a 4 eg 3 Be } Lo oN Ma : ja i ' | ee
Clapton; the Corresponding |URR iss. as .\-/ 70am V Ae i keer C4 Ss \ i i ee
Secretary (the Rey. John Moore), |RRR is sauey 4 2) Oe in we, pe era A | | i B
| at Depftord and Manor Chapel, [is \ ein Mat nce: Bh ea Some i i i
“Hocking, George Hooper, with ee: cae Oe Ve
Alderman James Duckworth, and [Jj] ic oc | oe
other well-known names, were in Oe ee Oe i ||| ee
the published list of preachers. |[}7a i@iie Maem ivile ich Muecon ame i j Wi:
Services to the number of 120 a a
were held. Rev. J. H. Duerden and Natives.’ ql | ;
HOME MISSIONARY CONVENTION. cases with which as Home Missionary Secretary , tl / |
The afternoon meeting took the form of a ‘he would have to deal. First, weak circuits, 1 i : ae
, Home Missionary Convention. The chair was which had long been assisted, until, in many i i I
_ occupied by Mr. B. Muirhead, of Sheffield, who cases, they had lost all desire for independence; - 1H He
expressed his satisfaction at the appointment of then the Churches in great industrial centres ie i i
a Home Missionary Secretary, as he believed which by local changes had become deserted; ale '
there had been too little aggression at home, and and the suburban places where new causes must be 1 fh; i
that the Connexion was suffering in consequence. established. These would require different classes Aa
The Rev. John Moore said that since the incep- of ministers and different kinds of services, and i H
tion of the body much had been accomplished in the question how to deal with them was a‘com- ' Wi if
the way of Home Missions. What had been done plex one. He and Mr. Chapman had recently Wd i
_ was often overlooked. He spoke of the work of held many conventions of ministers and lay office- ii i i
the Bowron House sisters, which he eulogized; bearers, and he believed there was a spirit of i | | Ie
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re al a | faith, devotion and hope in the Connexion which under existing circumstances. There were
Hi ali iat | warranted large expectation. The Rev. J. various aspects in which they might look at the
i i i Hi Al | Gregory Mantle gave an account of the Wesleyan missionary enterprise, It might be regarded as
Ne, i i : Hi Mission in Deptford, of which he had charge. the unhesitating and loyal response of the Church
a it ei Ht That mission, and others of like character, were to the call of duty as pealed forth in the words of
oy le ah proving centres of life. He had been identified the Divine Lord: “Go ye into all the world
a HI fe HH with Home Mission work for twenty years, but and preach the Gospel unto every creature.” But
ae last year was the most wonderful in his experi- it was more than this, it was a movement that
me at) ence. The Rev. J. T. Shaw spoke of Lady Lane was begun and continued at the impulse and
| | ee Mission, Leeds, which had been originated by the constraint of grateful love. Our Lord Himself
Be i i a 4 i Rey. H. T. Chapman, but of which he had been was the first missionary, and because His self-
| a i it eH superintendent for years. He mentioned inci- sacrificing love sought and found them, they
: aa if Ve | dentally that £12,000 had been spent on the were compelled in thankfulness to follow His
: tl i PE bal mission in fifteen years, of which £11,800 had example. It was because He was a missionary
| | i i Ei nh i been raised on the premises. that the Church was missionary. It was a neces-
= rd in. at | Miss Hulbert during the afternoon acted sary expression of its life in Him. They were
= Li tke i as soloist, and rendered two sacred songs in living in a missionary age. The beloved and
= i i oh BS ATEN on ine henoured in the Church of Christ to-day were its
Be a ec EVENING DEMONSTRATION. great missionaries. It was now the conviction
Se ih yee The evening meeting was presided over by of the Church that the diffusion of the Gospel
a eet i Mr. J. Hepworth, J.P., of Leeds, who is con- was its supreme business. The aim of Christian
2 Weg i ie hi i nected with the Methodist New Connexion, missions was not wider than the redemptive com-
ae En and is'a devoted freind of Methodist Union.’ passion of our Lord, a compassion needed by
= il ‘ te iit There was a very large audience, and the all, and which was given to all.. In the measure
Bi Hy ae meeting was enthusiastic. The Rev. H. T. that they had grasped Christ's saving purpose,
: iT 4 he ie it Chapman, Foreign Missionary Secretary, re- they knew no difference in the claims of men to
a i a ported upon the work of the year, making special the blessings of the Gospel. The missionary
Bae a f a allusion to East Africa and the appointment of spirit and effort could be limited by no bounds,
ae i He a Mr. G. English as educational missionary. He they must go where the Saviour’s love went, and
: we Hi Bean intimated that the Rev. James Wynn had come that was everywhere. ‘They need have no fear
: rae a si heme invalided from Jamaica, that Dr. Jones. that the Church at home would be crippled or
mt wae it had succeeded Dr. Swallow at the hospital in impoverished by their efforts for the spread of
: wd Hy ih Ningpo, and that the Rev. James Proudfoot the Gospel abroad. He “that soweth bountifully
i Ai would retire from the Sierra Leone Mission at shall reap bountifully.”
ne ao the close of his present term. The Rev. A. E. Greensmith, now at home on
s i Vi fe hi The chairman then spoke, and in the course of furlough from West Africa, gave an interesting
St Md Hi in his eloquent address, showed the ‘advantage to account of the manners and customs of the
Wt a ee} Foreign Missions that would be secured by the Mendi people. ‘They are secretive, reserved, and
. a te i i ' Union of the three negotiating bodies. sensitive ; yet excessively religious. They have a
(i | The Rev. Jabez King (President) said he was system of theology which includes the existence
ng MEA pleased to see Mr. Hepworth in the chair as of a Divine being, but one to whom they seldom
I i He ui representing the Methodist New Connexion. pray. They have also a number of subsidiary
iy A i ae They could almost regard his presence as pro- gods, of whom they live in constant dread. Their
i HT ay phetic, and the President hoped that Mr. Hep- life is a life of fear.. When our troops fought
i} EE et worth would not only come to our missionary them in 1898 they appealed to their war gods,
if | ESI meeting, but that the whole Denomination would and they cannot understand why their war gods
tH] eh come, and the Bible Christian Denomination would failed to render them assistance. Thus their
ae Ha come, so that in the course of a few years they ancient beliefs are being broken down, and the
en hoped the missionary demonstration in connec- way is paved for the presentation of the Gospel.
oe FAB can tion with our Churches would assume in propor- ‘The two contestants for the Mendi mind to-day
4 He 4 tion that measure of Methodist fervour and are Christianity and Mohammedanism, and the
Co i ao : enthusiasm which was impossible to command latter is making rapid strides.
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The Rev. W. R. Stobie, who was in the midst Dinsley, Mr. H. Toy, of Helston, and Mr. E. S. [ | |e
of the Boxer rising in China, pleaded for more Snell, of Wanstead. A
helpers in that great continent, and declared that The interest of the meeting was much enhanced l g
the fields were white unto harvest, and doors by the services of the united choir of the London i i : se
were being opened on every hand, and the Church Free Methodist Musical Union, which rendered i Fl z
that entered them most promptly would reap the several anthems. Nearly £270 was obtained | ee
greatest reward. during the day, including a donation of £100 i if E
| Other speakers included the Rev. E. O. | from the chairman of the evening meeting. / ih |
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JAMAICA. with great expectations, and though large num- iil gz
ORDON TOWN.—The people in the bers from the outlying districts were kept at home i | |
Gordon Town district have been long by the rain, the inhabitants of Walker’s Wood i le
working for the erection of a new and Cottage taxed the capacity of the old church Hl (| :
church, to take the place of the old at the service which preceded the laying of the | | Z
building in which they have worshipped. for foundation stones. a ce ae
many years, but which has fallen into decay. It The precincts of the church had been prettily Hy ; se
is proposed to replace the pre- 2 |e
sent timber frame structure by a | i i 2
i substantial buttressed, | stone : : a i : ae
church. The building occupies t : fi \ | H
a commanding situation in the SEE i * i i ee
centre of the town, and_ will, a > 14 i i i i ;
when finished, have a_ very Mes LE a me . 3 saa, ta i i 2
handsome appearance. The See. ee SN es iS i | i ee
foundation stones were laid on | ig ti Lz aah SQ Ne HA i
February 8th by the General |ipditiieisie eee Al 5 = EY mews = ee 1 in 2
Superintendent and Mrs. Bavin, |By.3eysaees A | T- See tls Ct ai AA
and by Miss Maggie Bavin in eis Le i ene 4 a i Bg a he | i
behalf of Councillor W. H. | a ef ll CU i». Ga Ae i ae
Butler, J.P., of Bristol, Eng- [Pag to VE ne HES
tributed £5 to the building jesam a pes oe eee iS Be ne Lh ee
The stewards, teacher, and |f oe Deas ee ieee 3 Fe ys mou eo | Vili i
others, also laid stones. Rerauat cater! ye. Cee een a Raa Us eee a ] i i
: The ceremony was conducted 5 re i ah
by the General Superintendent, Beecher Town New School-chapel—erected since Cyclone. i i ;
assisted by the Rev. W. Baille | i)
(Wesleyan). The absence of the Rev. James decorated for the occasion with garlands, floral | i il
Wynn, the minister of the Church, owing to ill- arches and banners. i | i
health, was very much regretted. The day’s pro- The schoolchildren sang songs of welcome, i
‘ceedings were of the most successful character. and the choir rendered several anthems. i i
St. Ann’s CIRCUIT. The service was led by the minister of the i i |
' The stonelaying ceremony of Walker's Wood, St. Ann’s Circuit, and among others present were i i
fixed for February 17th, was attended by very the Custos of the parish, the Hon. H. E. Cox, 4 a
inclement weather. The day had been looked Mr. Adam Roxburgh, J.P., Mrs. Roxburgh and Wa
forward to by many people in the neighbourhood © sister, and Mrs. Hall. 4 | i
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TE ah all resorted to the site of the new church. ting in the ceremony, and of thus encouraging

| ca i Hl a i ‘ The stonelaying was interrupted by the rain, the cause of righteousness in that district.

Te EE Ry but foundation stones were laid by the Hon. In spite of the inauspicious weather the finan-

Lee a H. E. Cox, Mr. Adam Roxburgh and Mr. cial results were highly satisfactory, and the

Cie Mi George Perkins. Church at Walker's Wood is looking forward to: ,

Hee i a In reply to the minister’s thanks, tendered in an equally successful day at the postponed stone-

= wie Te behalf of the Church, for their presence, the laying, when-it is hoped the weather will be
a ay ie a Custos said that he hoped the good work at more favourable.
ee |) iW i ie bil Walker’s Wood might not only continue but [Note.—The Rev. F. Bavin, and others, were
cel || | iF Ht mi increase, and that other Churches might be born. unable to be present, I believe, through the
“ht i HI - of that which was in course of erection; while inauspicious weather. He was expected to take
ey ul ee Mr. Roxburgh, in a few well-chosen words, part in the postponed ceremony.—Ep.]
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ae iy be AST month I gave some extracts from the labours than the extension of the field. Church
=n eh Hie ni epitome of missionary letters prepared stability can only be secured by the strenuous.
ae il i he ra #4 for the Foreign Missionary Committee. / oversight of a sufficient staff of foreign workers.
ee | i HE cae | This month I add a few more. who can gain the love,.respect, and confidence of

a He a i | REY. J.. W. HEYWOOD the native brethren. Hence he pleads earnestly

il a Pe strongly urges the appointment of an additional for another colleague, and that he be sent out as.

BS ii We i missionary for Ningpo. He writes : soon as ever possible.”

_ He Hi “Must now refer to the imperative need of The Committee was not in a position t@ grant
a Ms He ai another man for evangelistic work. In Dr. the request.

: a 1H fi i i Swallow they had one who could engage in both REV. G. W. SHEPPARD,

s Hi Lae medical and evangelistic work. The new doctor yi at the close of the year, says:

We Ree will be engaged at once in medical work, which iene ES nt
ein: FRG HdE : 5 Lest wo That Dr. Swallow was not returning caused
mee (ae ; will handicap him in acquiring the language: ; i :

Ha EP : S sincere regret. Has feelings of deep gratitude
BES BS eae alia hence we cannot expect him to engage in evan- 3 - Meas
tiem Ree aii ae for the fatherly care which he gave in his early
=. Yee gelistic work for many months to come. Mr. By Aes 4 5 5 f : |

eg 4 : ‘ years in Ningpo. ‘They will still wish him every

ee Sheppard’s furlough is due in 1906, and, unless eae .

Se ie Hie another man comes, there will only be himself Psa A k d
ee aa pease He will be back again at Ziang Saen in a fort-
ee a en to attend to the extended and important work ; ; : Sens i : |
aed ae t 3 . night, but his wife and little one will not return

a ale THe ee and the map so recently published’ shows that it |. : : . .

ed Ra : : : till the winter is over. The year just closing has

Wad He a He is beyond one man’s power to do it. In fact, he d
| ee : d : been the most successful and the happiest he has

li His HL should have mentioned this sooner, for every new Hadn {CH Gas: Gea Reade heme

Yh a eh eH worker should have a clear eighteen months for : §° eae, ioe

i i i q | | the study of the language, written and spoken. REY dB. GRIREITAS;

1 Hie | So that if a man be sent out in the early part of | Writing on Christmas Day, says:

Doe a t905 he will only just be ready when Mr. “Mr. Ratcliffe and he had found Ribé and
it : | i ae Sheppard’s furlough arrives. Mazeras in a very satisfactory state. They had
fi f qa | “The out-stations need constant supervision. been well served by the native ministers. Good
} | a Ae The native preachers need the constant help and reports have also come from the other stations,
ok Has Bie encouragement of the foreign missionaries. The which he hopes to visit at an early date. Mr.
a 1 Hh upbuilding of the Churches entails far greater English is applying himself to the language.”

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REY. JAMES PROUDFOOT. ripening of time, done a service which will carry I Ye Bo
| UR respected friend has been suffering , blessings of a high and permanent character, i i S
| from an attack of smallpox. Hap- which will-spread far beyond the lines of our own i | He
pily, the attack was a mild one, and, Church life. Our missionary society will sustain i aie
by the blessing of God, has been a great loss in the retirement of Mr. Proudfoot. i : =
safely passed. Mr. Proudfoot is again at his A successor to Mr. Proudfoot is needed. Let Hi se
duties. For his recovery we devoutly thank no one be deterred from considering this appeal HH tt :
God. by the name that used to be given to West HI H :
AN. APPEAL TO OUR MINISTERS. Africa: “the White Man’s Grave.” That is Hi i 2
The resignation of Mr. Proudfoot as General absolutely a thing of the past. Mr. Proudfoot | | il Ee
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Superintendent of the West African Mission has has for several years been suggesting that the H il
been accepted by the Foreign Missionary Com- present term of service should be lengthened. i | | a
mittee. When in England on his last furlough His successor will need to be a man of some _ i ‘| He
he stated most distinctly that “his next term of experience, of good ability, a man of affairs, and i ci
service would be his last.” Without any qualifica- a whole-hearted believer in the great truth: “that i Ah :
tion, the retirement of Mr. Proudfoot is the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation” i
absolutely his own. act. to all nations. The position is among the most why i
| He has rendered a long iterm of service in West honourable in the whole mission field, and offers i i
Bet Africa, and as distinguished ias long. He has scope and opportunity for the greatest gifts and ii i
built on the lines of his honourable predecessors, highest attainments, and most absolute consecra- i | iN
but has braadened the base, amd has, with the tion which anyone may have have to offer. ti HI ii.
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a it fan brethren whom the Spirit of God may move to Good Samaritan.” We should be glad to have a
| i al a i consider this opening as a Divine call. further assortment of slides, illustrating Scripture
1a i i REV. J. WYNN. stories, as the lantern could. them be used more
a i He | We have had the pleasure of an interview with frequently, and, as the patients are always
iH a A i Mr. Wynn. He is much better than he was when interested in the pictures and the explanation, it
a i a he landed in England, but, at the same time, it is a powerful lever with which to gain an entrance
| Ik a ia is most manifest that his recovery to vigour of to their hearts.
= iy | i i health will be much slower than was anticipated, We shall be pleased to hear from anyone who
= WW A and that for some time to come he will need may be in a position to help in the way Dr.
wie i i i absolute rest and quiet. Will our friends Plummer indicates.
un i ia | remember him in their prayers. MISSIONARY ENTHUSIASM.
: Hd i : i Mr. Wynn’s absence from Jamaica is a serious An able and enthusiastic circuit missionary
Ba ie aL increase to the burden which
Hee i ne a Mr. Bavin has to bear. May eR eT a ae aa
Se be i Le al I also very earnestly ask that |... ttisGOia. . nepi- te ye ie ae |
| i ey Mr. Bavin will also be borne |i #55 ee ee ee ig ee i ve
: oe Hn ‘in mind at the “Throne of |p oe S a vers ee ‘ poe Bae oe : aah oe E
_ ey | the Heavenly Grace.” ee
ag bt it Bates sO seca a ae Neate Sie ay EE Ne ae Seah ee ey a his PRR Gt
ea a ee We have much pleasure in |i —<—<———— «is
a i i ae { : . eS e—=En I SE See
= ib i ore calling the attention of the fee ee Sane ‘sef” ee 3 Be SS sa ga gk Oe eee
: 1 ne readers of the MISSIONARY [iii = = her |
He i ul Ecuo to the following appeal RMMee Ci “‘“‘:~CS a ee a
sa. hospital was’ commenced MMMM
i Ht walls of the wards will need |Eaaaias Gem a as ee ee
I Vl V a i some decoration to make é )
1 a | them attractive, and to attain Crossing a Stream between Mazeras and Ribe.
= ni i He i this end I am having about ;
| Ha ch os foals of Scripture written on secretary, in forwarding the accounts of his cir- |
: i ee i co oured scrolls in Chinese characters; in addi- cuit, and reporting with pardonable satisfaction
My Wh ae i tion, I should very much like to have some cheap an INCREASE, says: “We have a great difficulty
i L ad i coloured Prints, such as are published by. the with our ———— Church to create anything like
eel a i Religious Tract Society, or those given away with missionary enthusiasm. I wish someone would
i Hy a } the: Christmas numbers of many magazines. write a fairly strong article . . . ‘on Con-
i Ae ht | I could make good use of at least ome nexional loyalty, especially with regard to mis-
@ I Hoe | ata 3 would you kindly let the readers of the sions.” I am sure the editor of the M1ssIoNaRy
We i : eR ce of a want, as there may be some Ecuo will be glad to publish such an article.
7 a) i ve prints they can spare for this purpose. The Church referred to by our friend is not the
| 1 a 3 While writing, may I mention one other only one where missionary enthusiasm burns low.
; 1 a | matter. Once a week we show the in-patients Have not such Churches lost the spirit and pas-
| ie u _ magic-lantern slides illustrating Gospel stories. sion of their “first love,” and thus lost what
; [ ca : At Present we have four sets, of six slides each, really and truly links them to Christ?. The.
: ; | a i peach we show alternately. Ape subjects are’: words stand in all their solemn, august, and per-
ty 4 au i The Story of the Prodigal Son,” “The Man with sonal force: “Ye are My disciples if ye do what-
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soever (and thus all) I command you.” The fifty pounds, to be handed, with any interest, to i i &
nearer we get to Christ, and the more like Him the Foreign Missionary Secretary of the United | ' ge
we become, the more real and intense will be Methodist Free Churches, in the event of death, i li i :
our missionary enthusiasm. We commend the which might occur. Perhaps the Secretary does Hl i ee
| following words to all lacking in spirit of not desire this, but will hope that the nonentity | | >
| missionary enthusiasm : in question may live to accumulate more!” i aes
“Let us remember,” as one of the greatest of It seems right to send the idea just for i ie
modern missionaries used to say, “let us encouragement, but in confidence as to identity. : eA
remember that Jesus saved the world, not by We
interceding for it amid the glories of Heaven, but CLOSE, OF THE CEINSNCIAE) YEAR: MAW 2
| by the sacrifice of Himself. Our prayers for the _ It is much too soon to say how we stand when | gg
conversion of the heathen are a bitter irony so Ur accounts are made up for the year now i i
long as we give only what we can spare and closing. We seriously fear a grave deficit, but Hi i
shrink from all real sacrifice. We give nothing We will not anticipate in that direction. It is not i i :
- till we give ourselves.” the deficit which really troubles us, though that : i I 2
WORTHY OF (IMITATION. is serious, but the depressing influence which it | | i ee
During our recent enforced brief absence from has on the work itself, and the halt it gives for WW
duty, we received the following cheering the time being in spite of ourselves. It is, as \ i i
j message: one once said in our Annual Assembly: “Like i | Hy z
- “The Missionary Secretary has been heard to putting the brake on going up hill” The work i HH i ze
compare himself unto a ‘sepulchre.’ It is in China and Africa and Jamaica is in itself i He ;
trusted, then, that he will be so kind as. to always uphill, and at times terribly so, and Ue a
destroy handwriting and postmark at once, if a demands a constant push up. IE . |g
little fact be confided to him for his As in London, so in these Eco notes, we Hi : eee
encouragement. would remind all our friends that next year is E t i i
“Someone, having only the control of pin-money, our missionary jubilee year, and ask them ‘to i | f ee
has to-day put aside a further sum, completing prepare for it. | | pe
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| PART IV. it may be of interest, and show that my remarks i i
; NE thing which surprised me was the are based on personal investigation. | a
sparse population, and the immense I have travelled the coast-line several times i Ht :
area occupied by the people, the between Lamu and Mombasa, also the district i i
f astonishing part being their ability of Mkunumbi, Witu, Kau, Bomaupande, Mom- i il ie
to hold it against invaders from all sides. brui, and Malinde. I have also travelled on the . | ii
It was disappointing to find so few people, after Sabaki river, through the Seyidie province into Hil i
the report one had read of the Gallas being the Ukamba province; and on the Tana river Hl |
numerous, i.e., apart from Borana. ‘The figures from the coast to the borders of the Kenya pro- I \ Ne
that have been given regarding the Galla popula- vince, as well as through part of Ukamba and i te
tion are very unreliable. I claim to have visited the Wandorobo country up to Shokonoi swamp. i i
every part where there are known to be Gallas, I have visited, too, the inhabited parts on either i Wis
except one (i.e., apart from Boranaland), and side of the Tana river. at
' that one place is Kismeyu, north of Lamu, where I have heard of a settlement of Gallas in the \ i i i
- fifty Gallas reside under Government protection, Seychelles, consisting of a few families, but [ il
as escaped prisoners from the Somalis. I may whether the account be true or not, I cannot i ili
as well give an idea of the extent of my own say. I should be interested to know where at
travels; to those who study the map of Africa, others ‘reside apart from Boranaland, which is / i
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| aa bl well known) as the Galla country, but very little splendid opportunity for talking with the former
ae. Hi) ul | known to Europeans as far as I can ascertain. and making friends. This was fortunate, as
Vit hee | To all intents and purposes, our energy in this most of the business, of whatever kind, must
i ie [ie HH district, under the present system, must be necessarily be done through the chief, and
4 ie if ips HT wasted, owing to the sparse population, which especially a Galla chief, as he exercises authority
re [a 1 is scattered over so large an area. I hope to over his people, being absolute ruler for the
a it He | il give an estimate of population, etc., later, which time being. Negotiations with these people will
li a i i i | I trust will set the matter right so far as figures not be difficult, I believe, as they have respect
| Bail are concerned. But I must continue my journey for the white man, not indeed, for his teaching;
ei? i if Fl Li for the present. I fancy the readers of this _ but because he is akin to the ruling power
oH i: | Li } paper would rather move along with my canoe, Serkali.
ee ie it i HI than wade through statistics. This district is fairly healthy, almost free
= a i : Lt About Masa-Bubu the country is very beau- from mosquitoes, hence little fever \ prevails.
. | | Pee ee tiful; it is well-wooded, but bad for cattle, as There are about one thousand Galla-speaking
Te hi the tsetse fly abounds. The river ‘is wide and people here. The Gallas proper are settled on +
| A Be dotted about with islets, upon which a luxurious 22 island formed by the river, called Odo-Boru-
= Ha Hea growth of giant grass and reeds often flourishes. Rhoba. The sunset was wonderful, streams of
= ie H fi hh | Some are under cultivation, and produce rare light stretching across the whole heavens, and
I i: i | crops of bananas and corn. The bed of the the water was like burnished brass, deepening in
SS I i river in this district is thickly strewn with shingle CClour until it glowed: blood red.
zs He } bec ii and flint stones, all well worn and _ rounded. The next large town from Masa-Bubu is
: Wee Whe t The banks of the river are mostly used for rice Masa, a Pokomo town; we called during the
= Wid Whe ad cultivation, which is planted as the river falls night, had supper, changed men, and set out
ea eee after the flood. Tobacco also is grown exten- fcr a night journey. We slept in peace as our
= ey HH ek sively by all who till the ground. Gallas and men obeyed orders and kept quiet.
Hl a i 1 il i _ Pokomos alike tend it most carefully while grow- About four a.m. we landed at a town whence
= hel Heh ing, as to both it is more precious than food. the missionary from Makera had departed the
— i Hh ‘ They use it in the form of snuff and also chew previous day. After an exchange of greetings
ss | Peas it, There has been little or no rain for two. and men we set out again. The sun arose amid
: li ce \ years in these regions, the flood of the river a grove of borassus palms; everything on the
tl He Hs | keeping the ground moist, and admitting of banks of the river was looking fresh, and the
a HH | Hl : plantation. These people do a great deal of. morning breeze was cool. We had to wash and
fe Hh hunting beside cultivation. arrange our toilet as we moved along the
Wt Arte Gy The Pokomos were plentiful here. Their stream. The people here are more cleanly in
a ae i i ie dialect differs vastly from that on the lower their habits; they do not bedaub’ themselves
ss ti aa a | Tana; most of them speak the Galla language with rouge and fat as do those lower down the
yi Hl ae fluently, owing to the dominance of the Gallas Tana. They are slenderly built, and might be
= is | in past times. taken now and then for Gallas. The custom is
1h 1 | We met Mr.*Wartenberg on a tour of evan- fora Galla to take a Pokomo woman to wife, but
le ‘i Ba He gelization through the Pokomoland, which ends not a Pokomo man a Galla woman. Women
; i WW a at Koro Koro. After a little talk, etc., we left have hitherto been very scarce among the
Hi Hh a I him behind, and pursued our way. We had_ Gallas, owing to their practice of infanticide,
Hi | et been waiting for our mail some hours, as we which was prevalent some time ago.
if i i li ; hoped it would overtake us. In the meantime One could not help but notice the ornaments
Hi Hy ae ir we lightened our canoes as much as possible, of the people. The women are weighed down
i ' He oe i i, and dispensed with as many goods as we could with necklaces made of beads; and spiral-shaped
if He a ; spare, because of the shallowness of the river, bracelets, chiefly brass, reaching from the wrist
We | and a long stretch of country with no inhabi- tothe elbow, and weighing from seven to
Ae tants, before we could reach Koro Koro and ‘twelye pounds. These are worn usually on the
t | 1 iP obtain fresh men. The Galla chief and a guide left arm, the right arm being free for the hoe,
i i | were our companions in travel, hence I had a and pounding corn, or whatever work comes to
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hand. A few have anklets, but as a rule orna-. at large, and, when this is captured, there l} ; &£
ments are only worn on the neck and arms. is usually a scramble for the lion’s share, as Al se
Some of the women are fine looking, and are the Mboni may have ten or more creditors. I E i ( i
more decently dressed than those nearer the remember a case coming up in court where one ; i : cof oe
coast. They have evidentiy adopted many was seized for 1,700 rupees—a matter of over BT be
| Galla customs, which are superior to their own £100. i elgg
in every way. It was weary work travelling through this part; , Hh : i
i We now left the Pokomo district behind: us. if a human being were seen at all, it was only Hil 4 i
Tt is separated from Koro Koro by a district in flight at our approach, and on no conditions i We ee
‘called Manyole. To get through the province would they come near, but, like the baboons, IF i se
is a tedious affair, as the same men must keep looked on at a distance. They seem to be as 5 IF UE “t
at work for thirteen hours or more, before a low a class of people as any I have seen, and I at ae
place of rest can be found. The inhabitants of have been driven “from pillar to post” by the a se
this part are called Waboni, a gipsy-like people Gallas, who formerly owned them as nominal a :
speaking the Galla language, and usually serving slaves. They were willing to serve if they could Hi ie
under Galla masters. They have no settled but procure food for the day. eg
abode, having no houses wherein to live. When Our men wearily dragged along, rested, and a ie
a shelter is made, as an apology for a hut, it had food, and we had to have the same men le iH Ee
consists usually of three or four sticks, bound through the night. We were disturbed in our if He ae
together with a bunch of grass over the top; repose by “hippo,” this part being one of their i ae Be
one would scarcely think of people living in strongholds, and, after a former experience of A if
them. There are a few hundreds of these scat- fathoming the depth of the river at midnight in i We oe
tered among the Gallas, and in other parts, too: another place, I was not inclined to do it a L i ee
‘Their chief business is to hunt, for the purpose. second time, hence we kept a lookout with ti i |
i of getting out of debt. They buy sheep and loaded rifles until the danger was past. i |
cattle “on tick,” mortgage an elephant running (Lo be continued.) i 1 | ie
THE FA : e
| CHAPTER IV. (continued). Falls. Their consternation was great when Butu if ! a
i NYHOW, he would keep sight of them till confronted them. Their alarm deepened when Hi vk 5
| / they reached the town, and then reveal Yesia, seeing him, rushed forward and began ! ae :
to his master all he had seen. [le would rapidly to inform Butu that Sandy of Damballa had s / i es
4 be able easily to fathom what had been sent word by Lenka and his friends that strange Hi Wh es
| ‘too deep a puzzle to himself. dangers were abroad in the country, and she must i Hi ee
The four shadows were moving noiselessly along, follow them to a place of safety. But she would | i te
| and this fifth shadow followed warily. Just before like Master Jennings to know—— q | Beis
j reaching the Bumpe road the narrow path forked Lenka stepped forward and interrupted with a i | i
into another that led back by the swamp on the rough gesture, and a frown on his black face. He I Ht ee
| side of the mission land nearest the town. : flourished a heavy camwood wand, with silver i i 6
! Here the party halted, and after a short alterca- mountings, and demanded by this sign that his : i ni) I :
| tion, in which Butu thought he heard Yesia’s voice words should not be repeated. i 3 He
| raised as if in protest, the party took the sharp Butu recognized the wand. He had seen it be- | ie
turn that would bring them out on the road by fore, and knew now the reason these men had been ; \ i Ne
which the Governor had passed from the mission able to influence Yesia. It was Sandy’s staff, and i ne
| to Mansu earlier in the day. ; he who carries the chief’s staff, carries also the i ' hs
Realizing their intention Butu was off by a more chief's command. ' | I
direct route, and was soon waiting to face them at Without waiting a moment Lenka gave orders to | i | Ee
the junction where the path joined the road. He move forward. Yesia, however, stood her ground, i i ih
_ stepped out of his concealment just as they were “But I will not go without. sending word to i ! HH
about to enter the cross road that led to Kasamma = N’Yakka Jennings.” Br / u
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} veut Le ‘ ! danger of this parley, closed round her and forced and the children to reach the place where the
We Fi & i | her along. So rapidly was this accomplished that \ first trace of the missing ones had been found.
ae | ie a they had moved some yards away before Butu “Now then, show me, Matoni,” said Tom, in a
Hy Hl Tae recognized what was happening. voice unsteady with excitement and emotion.
ie i i re Yesia turned and gave him one appealing look. “Bonyamma, it was here, sir,” replied the girl,
ae ie an | It lit, as with a lightning flash, all the savage fires gently, addressing Tom by his favourite Mendi
Ae A Beet a in his heart. Reckless of consequences, he flung yame.
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mi a 1 himself madly along the path, and, scattering the She took him along the road, past the narrow
SS ¥ 4 ie eH men with the sudden impetuousness of his assault, footpath that led to the spring, and a little dis-
= Wa uy He Ze peed Yesia by the hand and dashed into the tance beyond turned sharply into the thick bush.
a a ush. She had not penetrated ten yards when she
: i a i ii i i It was a bold move; but in less time than it takes toned pen *
Pe aa to tell it poor Butu was overtaken by his three pur- 3 4
Wd Pa eR Z Nyakka, here it was.
Ba ae suers, Yesia was recaptured after a sharp struggle, a ssidieated
a Hi Heo and her would-be rescuer, who refused to escape Dans ee es the te Int qeaite ee
Sf fete alone, was standing at’ bay. BT Pea nae ae BS) A 8
ie a “You must go with us now,” said Lenka, Matoni—claiming his attention afresh in her low
iif bi i advancing to seize him. musical Mendi-—“here is a place where plenty
: ue : ae : “We shall neither of us go with you,” replied of PETSO OS Were together.” :
: Cae AI anh Butu defiantly. Noting more particularly, Tom perceived that
Se 1 Hee “What do you say, son of a witch; curse you,” the foliage — ay eee a the ee
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Dy Penn ‘ d iftl pine <4] tag Menke dealt oh being trampled and broken down. It seemed to.
SS 1 bel ; Res iy: ae a i aa ta ae imply what Matoni had stated, or that there had
S| He {| Butu fell like pa been a struggle, or, perhaps, even both. Tom
ae 4 could not come to any decision, however, beyond
= | fy t pis | the evidence that several persons must have been
Bae I EL CHEE TER V. there together.
Bie ea SHEWA’S DREAM. Examining further, Tom found signs that some-
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Whe HE i ALMOST unnerved, and deeply distressed by the one had broken through the tangle. Creeping
=s ie aa i vindictive ceremony he had just witnessed, Tom through the loophole, he’ followed up the path
ee ee im Jennings took the kerchief from Matoni with apparently taken, but in the fading light he soon
ie iae trembling hands. missed it amid the network of vines and young
wed. Tae He Hone There could be no doubt it was Yesia’s—it was trees, and finally he was forced to abandon his
Ht Tew it the one he had himself purchased for her on his search—nothing having been added to the
ie ees | last visit to Bonthe. mysterious hint implied by the kerchief.
Hit Hee : “Where did you find this, Matoni?” demanded With a sigh of impatience he rejoined the chil- |
: (| ae ie Tom, addressing the girl who had first conveyed dren, and they formed a mute bodyguard to the
I) HE ee i the information. mission compound.
aia ae i i “Near the spring behind the Old Town Purra These children, just emerging from the night
i, i Hine i) bush,” was the prompt reply. of heathenism, seemed to enter with a deep insight
ie He “Come, show me at once,” said Tom, starting into their white friend’s sorrow. They had be-
: i Ha Hie ii eagerly off toward the spot indicated. guiled many of his happy hours with their laughter
i i L i ii As already stated, the distance between Mansu’s -—their quaint songs—their folklore and their
" th ae a town and the mission was not great. Beyond the wonder-stories. Now, somehow, they felt that
i He i. tae mission fence the road dipped down a steep bank silence was best. Matoni, acting as telepathic
i wa to a shallow stream, which was spanned by a medium of what was passing in the hearts of all
Tie VRE A tae east we) ‘ ‘ 3 ‘ z i
ii a al | crude native bridge. Then the road for some took- his hand, and trudged silently by the
i ae i distance was flat, terminating in a sharp ascent burdened missionary’s side.
We Ae dene fi which brought the travellers to the town walls. The sun had now set, and the short after-light
* | ut i Here was the main entrance through a narrow was fading into darkness when they reached the
4 I an ae i ‘ doorway, only capable of admitting one person mission. A nightbird was flitting restlessly to
: i iy at a time. and fro in the gloaming. It would swoop abruptly
He as The road on either side was densely wooded, down upon the little party as if intending to strike :
| i t and about half-way between the bridge and the one of them—dart away in front, skimming the
1 a ie A : town, two narrow roads branched off. That to ground like a swallow, then, mounting, disappear, |
Wy Sut F the left skirted the stream, and led to the Bumpe_ only to return with startling suddenness. Tom
an mae i road ; that to the right led to the river just above could easily understand why the Mendies looked |
: a L | i i the Kasamma Falls. upon. it as a bird of ill-omen. It always produced
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an uncanny impression upon him, and to-night Groping along, the missionary passed through | Wa
it affected him more than usual. : the gateway and safely reached home without hal i : -
Each step as they advanced, the night sounds mishap, yet greatly disturbed and puzzled by his ih 1 ee
became more pronounced ; the hum of the ground singular meeting with Wongo. ii |
We insects, the sing of the mosquito, the croak of the ' Next morning, as Tom was preparing to renew Hl } s
| frogs in the pundi swamp, the weird chant of the his search, there was a knock at the door of the id Hee ee
| belated slave returning from the farm. spacious room in which the missionary received y ike
| Usually Tom delighted to observe all these signs nis. visitors. A Bs
of life; he could detect and individualize the a lease, sah. Mammy Shewa to see you, sah.” If | ia
sounds in the blended harmonies of tropical night Let her come in, Shanga.” al i?
as it enveloped his humble dwelling, but now The door opened, and sone of Wongo’s wives te iH cs
| he was too deeply absorbed with other and. more entered. She was a slim woman, with fine | g
serious considerations. features, bright intelligent eyes, and a rich nut- IF | 3
Passing with the children to their own quatters, brown complexion. Her graceful figure was iF Hi i :
where the evening meal awaited them, Tom turned simply draped in cotton garments, and she wore 1 He ;
to his own rooms in a very different mood from silver bangles en her wrists. She had been il i -
that in which he usually completed the day’s brought when quite a child from the far Mendi ul i
tasks. He was a man of sound body, with a country, and was a pleasant contrast to the heavy i | i ee
| clear mind and a clean heart. His work was a figures and sensual faces of the majority. of the Pi i
delight to him, and he responded to its demands Mendi-women. There was a certain air of dignity at i Z
in the constant hopefulness of a courageous faith. and composure usually in her manner—it was i Hi H a
| This trial, however, had shadowed his usually now, however, disturbed by slight signs of i Wh eee
brave spirit. The light of success had suffered restlessness: i : 3 aA iF Ee
| eclipse, and the darkness showed no signs of pote ae ae ee heat A ee
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departing. + 4 faith “You have my sympathy, Shewa; let me help j i) i B
Arter eae he: Bat wearn ys Pyne 30 atom you now as I have gladly done before.” tH A i Sere
I! the hint implied in the discovery made by the “Please, Master, this is not my own trouble, it is ; ii i
children, when Corporal Mck oy; the Garerndes one that Comés to me through a dream.” Ht, | Se
Orderly .camecwithe, note from Sit “Norman Jack: “Then it is not very serious after all, Shewa,” Hi Ss
son, inviting him to his quarters to see him. The .,+4 Tom, brightening. i i i ice
Governor intimated that he was obliged to return « ; ‘ ee = =
to Sierra Leone on important business, and would eee pee iaeye Re gehall then, Judge wire ‘ i i FEE
be starting for Freetown early next day. Ga on cient ree tolyourawords,” i il i oe
There was so much to be discussed that it was “Master; I fell asleep last night thinking of il Hi es
nearly midnight when Tom said farewell to Sir Yesia. I was feverish and sick for thinking of i 1s
. Norman. It was very dark, and a chill mist en- the little girl. Master, she is gone, and there i i |
veloped the town as Tom threaded his way under js great trouble for you. Sore trouble there is He :
| = saree of a ae pe oe huts. at Damballa. Perhaps there will be trouble Hi i Ze
| amiliar as the place was in the day he now elsewhere, Master—who can tell?” i We :
| failed to recognize his bearings in the strange eB giyariia, you yourself who love her are " | Be
ee Te ae seemed to S eae oa unable to find her—the hunters, who have; no i i ee
or space to bar is progress. everal times he — heart, have returned without tidings. Mansu’s Bd i 5
| stumbled, and when, after much wandering, he ecrenanrs have brought not a Boca / | I pare
i finally reached the gateway he came into violent “Master, my heart is breaking when I think | i :
collision with someone hastening in the opposite of Yesia. So was I torn from my own people. I i | |
i : direction. A star-shower lightened the gloom for miss her bright face from morning prayer. I no i i j
i a moment, then all was darker than before. He longer hear her sing in the barray. She is not lg Hike
was almost stunned by the blow. There was a with the children when they play the white man’s 7 nS
moment of silence, then a fierce storm of Mendi- games. Oh, Master, this trouble for Yesia is i ‘| We
j oaths burst around him. big of a truth, and weeping I slept and dreamed.” I | /
Tom listened in amazement recognizing the Tom listened, deeply moved, at Shewa’s words. a :
| voice at once as that of the sub-chief. “J dreamed, Master, and my spirit went to i i i
“Wongo! is that you?” the river, and I crossed the big water above i ; i
There was no response, but another smothered where the great sound rises that we hear in the i| i
curse. Against the thick mist a shadow passed rains. I made sign and a canoeman ferried me I i)
in the dimmest relief—then disappeared like a over. Then in my dream I went forward journey- i Ht
spectre. ing for five days through a great forest. The i |
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na reward i ai te e and s t yesterd And § ked me uggard, Th a §: |
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til ea day : yr le at it 2e spent t , and th y po ing of |
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Ae a s est what its own tai lowing tl are ce |
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lf Beane me spent t EN IS TIM meant eR Cs; 58 p dittle re to see |
i ea a life is ets sleep 3s ae aboreye amb doe aie ae dog ae round after * |
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1 Wi i fol od has m sleep ae fic Deneated id. Bo e gamb s with |
MEE is | f lowed b ade us : , and this i reat part in the ° by exerci ys and gi ols of |
Baa he this y nightl so. Th is Is not of wh most int cise, and i girls pla, the |
| bie | T great r y rest e day’s wrong’ hose weak erestin in pl y. Th |
at \ ie efreshm y Happ work mu 2 his sch health i g way ay they h ey |
any sal i a y are to esas ‘ent as PY are the st be wt cHoolmate: indispos ey We pit y have it |
i te lok leep is so pitied wh s natural] y to whom ho do n s, and wi es him f y the b |
bl Hie | did not necessa o cann y and readi not ‘b of know oe eee Pore ee |
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even play, we may sit down and rest. That is not once lost can never be regained. When a woman : | i ii!
idleness. But if we are doing nothing when we loses a piece of silver she can light the candle, Vill gw
ought to be at work, then men—not so hard as __ sweep the house and search till she finds it. When I a Ps x
Pharaoh’s taskmasters—might say to us, “Ye are a sheep goes astray the shepherd may go into the i | ae z
idle, ye are idle.” Whatever we have to do should. wilderness and bring it back on his shoulder re- i HH i Pa
be done with our might. “Go to the ant, thou joicing. Even when a youth goes away into the A | ee
sluggard, consider her ways and be wise.” Idle- far country, the father may yet have to say, “Let us iH i a
ness may be the inlet to many temptations, and is eat, drink and be merry, for I have found my long- aN Py
itself a waste of time. Say with Dr. Watts: lost son.” But misspent time can never be recalled. : i ke
I KekebAlaiie f skill Wasted hours can never be recovered. The stream i | in #
n works of dalbour or of ski : is Oe ;
I would be busy, too; of time never runs: backward. If we waste the el
For Satan finds some mischief still golden hours of youth they can never be recovered i cl i me
For idle hands to do. in manhood or old age. H i ( ee
Time spent in sin is lost. . Nothing good can be Then all our time has to be accounted for. It is | | i
said of sin. What good could we say of what is all OR€ of the talents which God has put into our hands. ; i :
and only bad? Sin defies God, tramples on His We shall be asked how we have spent it when He , ce
holy law, grieves His people, hurts the body, in- brings everything into judgment, whether it be i, :
jures the soul, harms society, lays up wrath against ood orjevilt: Do hot waste do ROE es ah I ! i Bee
the day of wrath. He that sins against God wrongs the best use of it, so you will not be ashamed : i i H '
his own soul. ; Ail that hate Him love death. Time © Pefote Him at His coming. Say; ; i i \ i
spent in sinful pursuits is worse than wasted. It Pere or work, or healthful play, il ie eae
; eke et my first years be past; On ea
turns into a curse what was meant for a blessing. That I may give for every day i ; [) es
Then boys and girls should remember that time Some good account at last. ; i Be
one ° oie es ae
Ghe Present Conditions of Foreign Missions : | 2
Al Survey. By JOHN currett. i a
No. II. | the hated foreigner and all his works and-ways. | iis res
CHINA. The honour of being the vanguard of the i i are
EAVING India, Ceylon, and Burmah, the united missionary forces that have been at work i g
oldest of our foreign mission fields, we in the achievement of this great result belongs. i ik &
now turn to China, the latest of the unquestionably to the London Missionary th #
great continents to throw open its gates Society; for it was under its auspices that the | Hie
to the entrance of the Gospel. Until compara- Rev. Robert Morrison went out to China in 1807, i 1) =
tively recently, China was looked upon with determined, if it were possible, to take up his Hi Hh :
something of the ignorant curiosity with which abode there, and secure a good translation of the i ie =
travellers gaze upon the Sphinx of the desert Scriptures into the difficult Chinese language. Wa :
near Cairo; vast and mysterious; fixed in the What, in fact, Carey did for India, Morrison did i | =
stony lineaments it received before history was for China. By his indefatigable labours he pro- 1
written, and apparently resolved to keep its secret vided, in 1818, for the immediate use of the ui Be
for ever. But the huge mass of its stony con- Chinese, a dictionary of the language and a i H (|
servatism has had, at length, to yield to the translation of the Bible. Then, in 1846, came i
battering forces of Western civilization; to the the gifted and heroic William Burns, one of the f ils
; pressure of political events, and to the higher most successful missionaries that ever went to ik i 2
agencies of modern education. “The Flowery Land”; who, when it was pro- i ais
The greatest of these destructive and dissolving posed to him by the Presbyterian Church of i] ie
forces, however has undoubtedly been that of England that he should go to China as their uy We:
Christianity, introduced by the missionaries of missionary, and was asked when he would be | ah
the cross. This is the agency which is fast ready to start, replied, with his characteristic 4 | HH
| breaking down the Great Wall which the Chinese decision, “To-morrow ! ” i a
would, if they could, have carried round the The breach in the great wall of China’s stolid I i
whole empire, and thus have shut out for ever religious conservatism being once made, and i i:
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a i il | access given to Christian workers, the Church of persecution. “The blood of the martyrs,” we
a Hi He England, Baptist, Wesleyan Methodist, and are told, “is the seed of the Church.” And may
\, il lf a various American missionary societies eagerly it not be so with the blood of those Christian
1 a ie ith pressed in to carry the good news of God’s great Chinese martyrs that was shed so freely for their
ae 4 love to all men, everywhere, irrespective of race, faith in the recent Boxer troubles? Where,
ue He Hi or clime, or colour. And _ that this has been may I ask, can you have finer and more im-
a ea dene with a gratifying and encouraging amount pressive exhibitions. of unswerving loyalty to
aa ai of success is made evident by a study of the Christ, and unflinching faithfulness even unto
: ae | ai i statistics in the current reports of the various death, than those given by so many Chinese
= a | iH i l missionary societies just mentioned, and others, Christians in the recent terrible times? Well ,
s ' oe i i i showing the present condition of their respective has it been said by an acute thinker and eloquent
Be ta iy I a missionary operations in China. © divine, when preaching the latest annual Baptist
| | aa Bh From these reports it would appear that there missionary sermon:
| Wk We a are to be found in the “Celestial Empire,” at the “If the world wants any new evidences of
: My i ie ' 4 present time, about 50,000 converts to Chris- Christianity here they are. . . . It has been
ae tianity. Towards this aggregate result, the chief demonstrated on a hundred fields that the Chris-
= bl i i l contributors have been the Presbyterian Mission- tian in China holds his faith more dearly than
= ‘ : | et ty: ary Society—American and British—which have multitudes of Christian people in England, whose
me et about 700 agents at work, all told, with some faith trembles at every sceptic article in a half-
= a Le hee 15,000 people under their care; the London Mis- penny newspaper.”
Ss cd Wb i sionary Society, with 500 missionary and other This witness is true. A nation that has in it
S hy iii ree i agents, and 13,000 church-members; the Church the saving seed of men and women capable of
= 4 4 i i. i Missionary Society, with 688 agents all told, and such heroic fidelity and triumphant constancy. as
S| I hed 16,656 native Christian adherents ; the " Baptist was shown by these Chinese Christian martyrs
x i ae’ i Missionary Society, with 238 missionaries and during such fiery ordeals, has in it the making of
hi He ae native helpers, and upwards of 4,000 baptized a splendid Christian power before many decades
= Wa Reh ) church-members; and the Wesleyan Methodist have come and gone. One glorious result, in
BS ie ee Missionary Society, with 41 missionaries and fact, of this bold and unflinching witness-bear-
Mi ie Hi yi native ministers, 205 paid and unpaid agents, ing unto death of the Chinese Christians has
ii vin i i ¥ and 2,932 full members, with 723 on trial. Our been already made manifest. The very districts
| Hy ye i own missionary society, also, is doing splendid that witnessed the most complete uprooting—as
ae Hae and substantial work in the Ningpo and Wen- it would seem—of the mission work going on
He et E chow Districts of China, as the upwards of among them, are now exhibiting the greatest
I ci oH 3,000 church-members there, together with the readiness to receive the Gospel, and the most
Me Hea i fine educational and medical institutions in this encouraging signs of progress towards the light.
I wae year’s statistical report, clearly and gratifyingly After speaking of China our thoughts naturally
ia He show. turn to that other interesting field of missionary
: ee The foregoing figures give us only an_ enterprise. whose political affairs have of late so
| I ah approximate idea of the evangelizing agencies much occupied public attention all over the
| i i fe which are at work in the vast empire of China at’ world, : 7
il Hie : the beginning of this present twentieth century. JAPAN, |
4 Meh ih But what, we wonder and ask, will be the reli- variously called the “Land of the Rising Sun,” !
a a i gious condition of that colossal continent at the the “Country of the Chrysanthemum,” and, more |
| Mae a i close of the century? Is there anything in its recently, the “Great Britain of the East.” |
in Bea present condition to warrant the hope that by The island empire of Japan, which has of late
4 He u that time it may have come fully into the light sprung so suddenly into celebrity as one of the
i sue and glory of that truly “Celestial Kingdom” great powers of the East, is unquestionably one
| Hee i which the Lord is founding upon earth, and not that will have to be reckoned with by the great
a i uae man? Well, we think there is; and, if we mis- powers of the West. It has at present a popula-
Maca take not, it is to be found in the character tion of about 40,000,000, who have the reputation i
F Sal [ displayed by so many: of the Chinese converts of being a quick-witted, brave and energetic race. -
, i : | | during the recent times of such fierce trial and It can no longer be designated the “Hermit”
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nation; for, after having been hermetically sealed past, may be gathered from the fact that up to | 1) oe
| against the admission of Christianity and all 1872 there were not ten converts to Christianity | |
foreigners for two hundred years—caused, to a inall Japan. Now there are, altogether, 22,000. : i is 2
considerable extent, by the political intriguing in One of the missionaries, in the exuberance of his alt eB
State affairs of the Roman Catholic missionaries, hopefulness, goes so far as to say: “Now the Hi i
who had obtained admission in the sixteenth cen- whole land is simply ready for the Gospel of ih ! Bo
tury—it was, at length, in the year 1859, once Jesus Christ!” If this be so, then there is some it i ve
more thrown open, and some Protestant mission- ground for indulgence in the hope that before the Ai i i
| aries from America were permitted, under certain twentieth century is very far advanced, another : | i e
| limitations, to sow silently and almost surrepti- Sun—the Sun of Righteousness—may have risen : i) ss
| tiously the incorruptible seed of the Kingdom, upon the so-called “Land of the Rising Sun,” Hy tl :
which is the Word of God. and that His glory—‘“the glory as of the only ' tf :
Some idea of the virulence of the opposition. begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” 4 i
with which Christianity had had to grapple will be seen upon her. i i :
before, and with which it was still, to some (Lo be continued.) ii ii :
extent, threatened, may be gathered from the : BO eS Se 5 / i bee
| fact that many of the old edict boards set up CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR ee at ag
two hundred years before, were still standing, a i) i 2
with the forbidding inscription upon them: “So PAGE. i it i se
long as the sun shall warm the earth, let no Chris- BY T. P. DALE. i ti i ee
| tian be so bold as to come to Japan; and let all imate i it li 2
| know that the Christian’s God Himself, or the TOPICS FOR JUNE. ||
great God of all, if He violate this command, Juve: 4th. ~The ‘Making, ofa) Christian: “His Wh
| shall pay for it with His head.” Heedless, how- Fellowship“ Eph lt: 1225 )4, 420 Sena
: 2 ; ORS The Christian life brings us into new re- Hal [
| ever, of this daring and blasphemous Proscrys lationships. We are no more aliens, but fellow : i i
| tion, such men as Dr. Verbeck, of America, Citizens with the saints. This bond is | | ee
entered and threw down the wager of battle on essential to our personal completeness. a
behalf of Christ, against the three great religious We need one another. A man is known by the | oo
systems which had succeeded in_ entrenching company he keeps. Consider. the world-wide i 4 i ie
themselves among the nimble-witted Japanese: fellowship of C.E. ; yet, even that is but a frac- i i 4 z
Shintoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. tion of the universal fellowship of the Church i i a
: 5 5 of God. iI | a
ist te O the Bice Me bedi Chee June r1th.—The Message of Romans: The Fulness | i L
| that a considerable part of the attempted evan- afte Gospel SReie ee ean i | i
pee ; ¢ § sale § alts . A hh
| gelization of Japan has fallen; and not without This is St. Paul’s most profound and most Hi : i 2
| a very gratifying measure of success. According characteristic work. Read it. You may not i i i
to the statistical returns issued in connection with understand it all, but it will at least teach you l i 5
the Tokio Conference in 1900, the four great what the Gospel is, and that justification by : i i if :
societies constituting its aggressive foreign mis- faith is the marrow of it. This is the message i \
| sionary propaganda, viz.: the Methodist Episco- which converted Wagustine, awakened Luther, i it :
palian Church North, the Methodist Episcopalian Contlome dap unyan, .and:. "strangely -warmecn ||
| Church South, the Methodist Church of Canada, John ‘Wesley's teart.” | The ‘spring: of) every a | i
and the Methodist Protestant Church—now eee Eevava 38 £0. pa found heres | i |
employ 100 missionaries in Japan. They have June 18th.—Minor Moralities.—1 Cor, x. 31—33; i ve
also 99 ordained Japanese ministers, and nearly Heb, xiii, 5—9, 16-21. i bs
Our last topic was doctrinal; this is ethical. an
10,000 church-members, sels - There is an intimate relation between the two. Wh i
In addition to these societies, others from the The Gospel only becomes a power when trans- ' 4 et
United States, including the Protestant Episcopal, lated into conduct. We all respect the great a
Baptist, and Presbyterian Societies, the American i eatice > WKAR TUR REG BORD ese 1 i
Board, and one or two other British societies, reliability, accuracy, punctuality, good temper, i (| '
have missionaries at work in Japan. Some idea courtesy, good taste? Have short papers on Hi
of the present condition of foreign missions in each. “Trifles make perfection, and perfection tt ties
that newly-opened field, as compared with the is no trifle.” i ii
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a i a June 25th.—Growing up for God.—Eph. iv. 11—16. In the centre, at the top, is a map of China, and
i Ml i Lh | Atmosphere is even more needful than soil on each side lists of the denominational mission
eRe a | for growth. The Christian grows by the atmo- stations, flanked by photos of the ministers, cut
1 Wiig H Hi sphere of grace in which he lives. St. Paul is fromamissionary magazine. The board is covered
HA | Pik He thinking of the growth of the community. The with pictures and printed scraps of paper—all illus-
ea a Hi i i individual thrives as he consciously realizes the trating some phase of Chinese life or missions.
i i@ HE ie / life of membership and contributes his appro- There is an advertisement of some patent medicine
ui Aunt tl priate share to the general good. We cannot printed in Chinese, and under it is written, ‘ This is
: ai biel ii by being anxious add one cubit to our stature; the way the Chinese write.’ The results of this
ae a le Sa fl but, as the living plant, without apparent effort, board have not only been an increased interest in:
Se } AE | fulfils the law of its being, so we, possessed of missions among the younger members, but the
a |) l Gh ai Christ and sharing His life, grow up into Him young people, who eagerly examined the board from
ee | if if i i il in all things. time to time, realizing they knew too little of the 3
| Te a NEW SOCIETIES. missions in China, asked their missionary convener
Bee : I i Hadfield and Whitfield, Glossop Circuit; Blay- to write to one of the missionaries. Now the young
med BE don, Newcastle-on-Tyne; Leeds, East Street, péople’s missionary committee constantly receive
i ml if i junior; Headingley, Victoria Road, junior; West letters from a ‘real live’ missionary in that far-off
mca 4 Hartlepool, Burbank Street, junior. land.”
| ay beak 4 WHAT IS C.E. DOING FOR MISSIONS? They have also had an exhibition of Chinese
ea L i ai The “Christian Endeavour Times” is asking this. Curios, and the juniors have given s missionary
Be li a question, and receiving replies testifying to Service of song in nearly every church in the circuit,
ee a eee | the active interest of Endeavourers in missionary 4 Chinese story having been written by a friend for
he Beat work. The Rev. J. O. West, of Bristol, an Angli- that purpose. The example of our Camborne En-
ws Hi aa ai t can clergyman and an ardent Endeavourer, intro- deavourers is worthy of imitation. It would serve
SS We i PE duced the topic in a letter which deserves attention. not only to increase the knowledge of missions, but
=e HE Efe {a He asks: “Is it possible to do more? Has the sub- also to create a greater interest in our own meetings.
= | it Hi ut i stratum of self-denial been touched yet? Isnotthis In the same paper there is reported a “missionary
a Hee i E grace essential for partnership. with Christ? A beehive,” from our society at Luddenden Foot, at
il a He ee widow in Dr. Gordon’s. congregation (Boston, which the receipts were £10, and the secretary asks
= li 1 i He a U.S.A.) out of £120 a year gave £60. Avery poor in wonderment, “What is a missionary beehive?”
= mh | Hh peel Chinese convert sheltered for Christ’s sake a Have you formed a missionary committee, and, if
a He ce cruelly-treated refugee. When asked how she so, what does it do to justify its existence?
: Ma Hi nb NG could possibly do it, the answer was: ‘She just THE BRITISH NATIONAL CONVENTION.
s Hea | made her own porridge a little thinner.’ Have The Birmingham convention opens on June 1oth.
x tii li His ee) we endured hardness? Bishop Knox says: ‘We Its motto is “Strength for Service.” A hearty wel-
ne ee have not beggared ourselves for Christ, though He come is extended to the delegates by the Rev. J. H.
: lf it it beggared Himself for us.’” Jowett and his coadjutors. A strong programme
a Ween | A glance over the “Missionary Report” shows has been arranged. The hope is expressed that
; a He i what is being done! by our, own societies. “the power and witness of the convention will run
ha He Ma I find a large number of contributions, varying in penton ae our land, ae may even awake a re-
ea VERB Yuan amount, proving that our Endeavourers recog- ponse in every part of the world.” Free Methodists
i Vi st nize some obligation in this matter. There are a ee rally at Curzon Hall on the Monday Cyean eS,
mee a few more definite efforts. Kingswood (Zion) Senior here will ‘be an excursion to Stratford-on-Avom
ae and Junior Societies contribute £24 1s. 8d.; Exeter 00 the Wednesday following the convention.
Ni HT pat Hb (Queen Street) raises £4 6s. for a hospital cot at 1.B.R.A.
bi ; i i Ningpo; Sheffield (Hanover) £4 10s. for the educa- I am happy to report that our branch numbers.
i Heat ' tion of a Chinese boy. But the bravest enterprise, 15,294 members, There are still many Free
Wo TGF is that of the Society at East Compton, a small Methodists who obtain their supplies from other
ti APTA RE | country Church in the Bristol Sixth Circuit, where, sources. We hope they will join the denomina-
iy Fal bh f chiefly by a sale of work, the sum of £16 is annually tional ranks next year.
id o Hi a i _ sent to the Rey. W. E. Soothill for his work at Secretary of C.E. and I.B.R.A.,
7 : a o ee Pitowtn extract will be welcome to our Bec ae ate .
+ ae aa & 43, Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
i i ie ‘ Cana an cee sea re the Camborne Jo sje Jo
Paes -M.F.C. Intermediate Society has a ‘missionary . : /
i i ie board.’ , This is a large piece TF cardboard, hich A HTC TES eaOors rae corned Bra acon acre non
Lo Se hangs on the wall. Last year the space was devoted _ the Editor, 5, Conway Avenue, Carlton,
i Ht i entirely to China. Everyone was asked to bring Nottingham. Orders and all letters on business to
! i I in a the material, which the missionary committee con- be addressed to the Publisher, Rev. A. Crombie, 12,
; on ie i Bi vener pasted on before each missionary meeting. Farringdon Avenue, London, E.C.
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