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| Missi By
| Martyrs
d for the Eee
a Youné. JAMES
Confessors: HANNINGTON.
A HAVE been asked to tell the sweet assurance? If not, seek Jesus at
| young readers of the MISSIONARY once, for the Scriptures say, “ Those
i ECHO the story of some of those that seek Me early shall find Me” (Prov.
i missionaries who have been put to viii. 17).
death by savage tribes while they have He had been for some time a clergy-
been in the midst of their work, so 1 man of the Church of England, and
will begin with the story of Bishop aftera time he gave himself to the work
Hannington, who was murdered in of a missionary in Africa. He sailed for
| Eastern Africa in October, 1885, a few Zanzibar on May 17th, 1882, and from
months before our own brave mission- Zanzibar soon set out on his first
aries, John and Annie Houghton, of journey in Eastern Africa. The sun
Golbanti. was very hot and the water was very
James Hannington was born at a_ bad. He says, “You might cut the
pretty little village in water with a knife. How-
| Sussex, about eight miles rea ever, it boiled well, and
| from the large seaside ie added body to our tea.”
| town of Brighton. When Qi He tried to make coffee
he was a boy he was fond (ee with it, and says, “I had
| of fun of all sorts. One _2gegr Se oe seen green tea, but never
day he made some gun- ~_ §& Be me green coffee before. I
powder, and tried to blow == Aegina ==. soon. grew tired’ of
up a wasps’ nest with it. £2 = aaAN4 Se 2— - grumbling that the men
| But the gunpowder blew | s8 00h. Sle = = would bathe in our drink-
| off the thumb of his left oo ==— ‘ing water, but I did not
i hand instead, and after “a7 oe Se, like to find in it dead
i that he let wasps’ nests CP toads, and other animals
i|| ~ alone. He felt the loss of So ee) rs and vegetable putrefac-
i that thumb all his life. ~ Nt hae tion. I have been three
il It was not until he was Cau” days without drinking
Wh twenty-six years of age _ oe anything at all” These
i thate ti Saviour. A friend of his © (ben? by the Church Missionary Society.yof travelling in Africa.
Hit lent him a stirring little He had so many attacks
| beok called “Grace and Truth,” by the of fever on that first journey that he
\ late Dr. Mackay. It made him feel very was obliged to come home to England
| miserable, and he flung it against the to recruit his health, and at first the
| wall. But he could not rest, so he took doctors said he must not go abroad any
Hi it up again, and by reading it was led more. But one day he got permission
| to feel that Christ was his very own to go out again, and wrote a letter to ij
i Saviour. He says: “I wasin bed at the his wife from London, telling her the >
14 time reading. I sprang out of bed, and news. The letter begins:
\ leaped about the room, rejoicing and “My Dear ——,
| praising God that Jesus died for me. “Hallelujah, Amen!
| From that day I have lived under the “Hallelujah, Amen! :
| shadow of His wings, in the assurance “Tallelujah, Amen!
ii of faith that I am His and. that He is “HALLELUJAH!!!
| mine.” Have you, dear children, this “HALLELUJAH!
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Missionary Martyrs and Confessors
° “And again I cry Hallelujah!” have been safe. But he was eager to Li
What do you think of a letter like reach Uganda quickly. He was a fast tH]
that? Do you not think he was a true Walker, and so pushed on very rapidly, Li]
missionary? I think he was. _ with only a few men, toward his a,
He was soon on his way back to adopted country. ; ti]
ee ee he ther cnear Buch f Mwanga, the wicked king of Uganda,
eae inne oe SHOP Of had heard of the coming of the Bishop, |
Eastern Equatorial Africa, and a very and so had sent word that because he
lively and hard-working bishop he was, was coming into the country “by the Hh
too. back-door,” he was to be put to death. i
One day when he was travelling When the good missionary had nearly :
through the bush he was alarmed by reached Uganda, with the few natives i
hearing a loud war-cry ringing through he took with him, he was stopped. He |
the forest, and seeing a lot of armed Writes in his journal, which was found i
savages flourishing their spears and after his ee cae ruffians :
rushing up toward him. He says: “I = hee us. They violently threw me i]
t confess that my heart seemed to 10 ‘He ground) ten ee ee
eS y me of all my valuables. I shouted for i
jump into my mouth as they charged up help, when they hurried me away, as I |
the hill, yelling and brandishing their thought, to throw me down a precipice i]
spears. I seized a bough, as atoken of lose at hand. I shouted again, in spite
peace, and shouted “Yambo! Good- of one of them threatening to kill me
morning! Do you want to killa white with a club. In spite of all, and feeling |
man?” A sudden halt,and a dead pause, that I was being dragged away to be
and at last they answered, “No; we murdered at a distance, I sang, ‘Safe i]
don’t ; but we thought you were Masai.” in the arms of Jesus’; I am in God’s i
The Masai are very cruel warriors, and hands.” |
in Eastern Africa nearly everybody is A band of soldiers with guns were }
afraid of them. On one of his journeys sent to murder him. As they sur- i
Bishop Hannington called at our mis- rounded*him for this purpose, he asked |
sion at Ribé, where Mr. and Mrs. them to tell their king that. he was i
Houghton were then living. The next abcut to die for the people of Uganda, 1)
time they met each other was in the and that he had purchased the road to HH
land where death and dangers are no that country with his life. Then, ii
more. raising a gun, one of the soldiers shot 1
Bishop Hannington’s death occurred him dead, and the spirit of the brave i
in this way. He was on his way to the Bishop Hannington entered at once into . ml
distant country of Uganda. There is a the presence of his Saviour. ; ai
railway to this country now, but in Much more I could have told you of Hl
those days the missionaries had to walk this brave missionary, but there is no Ht
the whole distance of seven hundred room for more. When you are older, Hi!
miles. There was a large party travel- perhaps you may read the long and in- I! |
ling together, and if the good Bishop teresting “Life of James Hannington,” Hl
had remained with his party he would by E. C. Dawson, M.A., for yourselves. WW
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The Marvels
of a
| Medern Missions.
Books WortTH READING: ‘‘ Miracles of Missions.’’ (A. T. Pierson; price 4s.) ‘' A Short
Handbook of Missions.’’ (Eugene Stock; price 1s. 6d. net.) ‘‘ Foreign Missions.’ (G. C.
} Martin ; price 1s. 6d.) ‘‘ Are Foreign Missions Doing Any Good ?'’ (A, H. Arden; price 6d. net.)
HERE are three commonly recog- Jamaica, South Africa, Central
i nized periods of missionary America, Australia, East Africa,
activity: apostolic, medieval, California and Alaska. To-day, the
i modern. Each period presents features Moravian Church—though by no means
| of deepest interest, and furnishes great numerically—has a glorious re-
not a few incidents that might cord, as witnessed by these returns:
fairly be called marvellous. But it is ‘402 missionaries, 1,863 native workers,
with modern missions that these notes 212 places of worship, 230 schools, 7
| have to deal, and it will be convenient, high schools, 2 printing houses, 94,769
and not wholly inaccurate, to regard the | converts.
commencement of the Moravian mis- William Carey is usually regarded as
sicns as our starting-point. For Dr. the founder of modern English mis-
Warnech is right in regarding Francke sions. His famous sermon at Notting-
and Zinzendorf as “the fathers of the ham, on May 31st, 1792, resulted in
modern mission to the heathen.” The the formation of the Baptist Missionary
Reformation period was almost entirely Society. India was selected as the first
| lacking in missionary zeal, and not till sphere of his labours, and for fifty
| the eighteenth century do we find the years he worked heroically and trium-
modern Christian Church obeying in phantly as evangelist and scholar; and
| earnest the last command of-her risen left a record unsurpassed in mis-
Words. sionary annals. To-day, the Baptist
| On February toth, 1728, Count Missionary Society has 124 mission-
Zinzendorf and his brethren of the aries at work in India and Ceylon;
Moravian while from
| Church held a Ere all Protestant
j prayer - con- cuanacron axegemea EAN sex #2 societies, an
| ference, and ee | army number-
decided upon < ee cee ing nearly
\ a “forward” eee ea i 4,000 is pro-
Hii mission- G a i Caer A nag claiming the
| ary moves Se Nee ea ve ea ne ee ee
ment: Turkey (EE EEO i esus in the
| i| and Africa, ie ANG i 7 We ee country where
gous and sc AG tl ) ; Wy pate jue
| apland, were SEO gs own his life.
| ae ee for e Bae \ = li ly Yi uns nine-
| rist. Almost OSX) the at thoy | = teent: cen-
| at once, S S f yan of autores goon" tury saw a
| twenty-six un- Se =| ¢ lig rld, | datkness to WB = wonder ful
} married men 3H the wor s, | tight. hetsonsel We awake ning
| offered them- ies sags 2 in missionary :
| selves for the Oe A _——————" 0 interest, and
\ work. ‘Gra- Ca \ ie eee) ~ Church after
} dually, selected OC, A es Church under-
| teachers were ee Ay Gee ey io took the work
i sent out to eee ZS of evangel-
i] Green land, care oh ee izing the
i Surinan, Holy Bible. hve ath en
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The Marvels of Modern Missions |
abroad. So great has been the another son was preaching the Gospel i
progress made, that one hundred years in Australia. Well might an English
after Carey’s glorious enterprise, Chris- bishop Say, as he laid down the story of |
tians in Europe and America have Williams’ life: “I have now been read- i
representatives in heathendom to the 8 the twenty-ninth chapter of the Li]
ber of 11,450; and with these are ‘cts of the Apostles.
mu Cr 0 4505 : In 1875, Stanley sent word to Eng- i
toiling about 47,000 native ee land that Mtesa, King of Uganda, was Vi
The mission Churches contain nearly +h ful to learn something of the Chris-
1,000,000 members, with adherents three {jay religion. The Church Missionary |
or four times the number; in the Society responded by sending a party |
schools there must be at least 1,000,000 of missionaries in 1876. The initial i
pupils—surely, no mean total. difficulties were great, for the journey
The records of the various missionary from the coast to Uganda was toilsome \
societies are rich with stories of won- and dangerous, and not many of the
derful success. It is true that some of first expedition lived long to do the |
the best work has not shown immediate work of Christ. But one man achieved
and great result; on the other hand, great success. Alexander M. Mackay
the narratives of missionary work in will never be forgotten by the Naganda.
certain spheres read like romances. Owing to sickness, it was November,
‘Some of these are worth recounting 1878, before he reached Mtesa’s
Heter = aie country; but from that date until he |
High in the roll of missionary heroes died (February 6th, 1890), his splendid |
stands the name of John Williams. powers of heart and brain were used on
Born at Tottenham, June 29th, 1796, at behalf of the tribes living about the
the age of twenty years he offered him- northern shores of Lake Victoria
self to the London Missionary Society, Nyanza. Few mission stations have
and was sent to the Society Islands. kpown more bitter persecution, for with
These and the Hervey Islands were the death of King Mtesa (1884) a new
speedily Christianized, and Williams -—and worse—order of things com-
introduced the natives to many of the menced. Mwanga, the new king, was |
arts and crafts of civilization. In a weak and vicious, and, being spurred on
boat of his own building he sailed, in by Arabs resident in Uganda, he sub- |
1832, to Samoa—2,000 miles away— jected the native Christians to very
and found the people waiting for the great persecution. On one occasion as
Gospel. In less than twenty months a many as thirty-two were burned alive;
transformation had been effected, and while about the same time Bishop Han- il
the habits of the Samoans had been nington was murdered as he tried to 1
wondrously changed, while Churches enter Uganda from the north. But the ; oil
had been built in several districts.-How martyr’s last words were prophetic: i
permanent was the work, Robert Louis “Go, tell Mwanga that I die for the |
Stevenson has graphically told. After Naganda, and that I have purchased |
seventeen years of toil and hardship, the road to Uganda with my life.” Year |
Williams returned to England, and for by year Mackay, Ashe, and a few brave i
four years worked at a translation of the companions, toiled on, fearing neither | 4
New Testament, wrote his “Narrative torture nor death; and now Uganda is i}
of Missionary Enterprise in the South aq British Protectorate, joined to Mom- ! q
Sea Islands,” and perfected his plans basa by a railroad, and the Church Mis- | \
for the future work among the sionary Society, that registered its first |)
islanders. In 1838 he again visited the convert in 1882, now records the follow- ht
K South Seas, and, when trying to com- ing figures: 24 missions in various parts i
mence a mission in the New Hebrides, of the Protectorate, 76 missionaries, + ae
was killed at Erromanga, November 2,221 native workers, 49 schools, an in- HH
20th, 1839. Fifty years after, a monu- dustrial school, a printing house, a Wh
ment was erected at Erromanga to the hospital, 5 dispensaries, 38,844 professed Hit
memory of Williams; and the corner- Christians, of whom 11,145 are com- 2 }
stone was laid by a son of the savage unicants. i
who slew the man of God, while (To be continued. ) |
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| Encouragement for
| Sunday School Rev. J. F. LAWIS
Workers. (Young People’s Secretary).
HE census of our Sunday Schools total membership of our Churches is
TT which was taken in the early 10.4 per cent. ‘ ;
part of 1905 revealed facts In the columns which Broup “ Junior
which are full of encouragement to all Society Classes, Christian Bands or
| Sunday School workers, who, though Guilds,’ we have similar pleasing
| they sometimes see but little fruit of results. These have fluctuated con-
their labour, toil on in hope that it is siderably during the nine years, leaving
not all in vain. By comparing the us with a net decrease of Q societies,
| statistics furnished with those of 1896, most, if not all, of which have doubtless
when the previous census was taken, .been merged into C.E. societies; but
it is cheering to note that in spiritual in those remaining there is an increase
results, in so far as they can be of 598 members, and of 431 who are
tabulated, we have much to inspire members of the Church.
gratitude to God. The Christian Endeavour societies,
| We have an increase of 35 Sunday both Senior and Junior, show an un-
Schools and 593 teachers, and although broken record of increases. The num-
these figures are not large, they are on ber of Senior societies has risen from
| the right side. But the increase in the 297 to 655, an increase of 358, with a
number of teachers who are members of combined membership (active and asso-
the Church is 3,636, showing a much ciate) of 23,974, of whom 13,784 are
larger percentage than in 1896. The members of the Church, being an in-
proportion of those who are members crease for the nine years of 7,942. The
of the Church to the whole body of Junior section has increased from 71
teachers and officers is 82.05 per cent. societies to 299, an increase of 228,
Turning now to the scholars, we find with a combined membership of
| that the net increase in the number of 12,385, of whom 672 are members of
i scholars in our Schools is only 453. the Church, an increase of 454. For
This is far from satisfactory, but it these signs that God is graciously bless- :
Hi must be remembered that some time ing our work among the young, and
i ago we suffered decline in €ommon with using us to lead them into His fold, let
Hi many other Denominations, and for six us give Him thanks, and with renewed
ly years out of the nine there was a consecration and intensified devotion
Hi decrease of scholars amounting in the give ourselves to the work still to be
Hy aggregate to 7,011. Fortunately the done. ‘
i scale has turned, and the increases re- There is another comparative state-
HH) ported during the remaining three years ment which may be of interest to many.
ih reach a total of 8,064, leaving a net About four years ago statistics were
gain, as already stated, of 453. Our presented to a committee of the Pres-
encouragement here comes in the same _ byterian Church of England, which,
| | direction as in the teachers’ returns when published, were described as
The increase in the number of scholars “remarkable,” showing the number of
who are members of the Church is Sunday scholars per hundred communi-
i 3,702 over sixteen years of age, after cants in the various Churches of Great '
i deducting a decrease of 120 in the Britain. By availing myself of expert
i} number returned below that age, and assistance, I have had the published
| designated “Junior” members. The returns for the same Denominations
proportion of scholars who are mem- examined for the same purpose, and
bers of the Church to the whole num- here present our readers with the result.
ii ber of scholars is 7.83 per cent, and the Omitting decimals, the figures are as
prcportion of scholar-members to the follows:—Primitive Methodist, 233;
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United Methodist Free Churches, 229; As a Denomination we cannot but it
Methodist New Connexion, 215; Wes- be gratified at the position we occupy j i
leyan, 167; Congregational, 159; Bap- im the above list. Evidently our schools
tist, 147; Bible Christian Methodist, @f¢ attractive to the young people, and |
they will become more so as those who
142; Church of England, 139; Presby- are’ best qualified to teach place them- 11)
terian, 119. Each Denomination main- selves and their services at the disposal
tains the same relative position occupied of our Lord and of the officers of the !
four years ago. Compared with that Sunday Schools. The time has gone 1
return, the Primitive Methodists have when anybody would do for a Sunday
increased by 3; the United Methodist School teacher. The best we have in |
Free Churches by 14; the Methodist education, patience, and consecrated |
New Connexion by 15; and the Pres- ability must be laid on God’s altar for ;
byterians by 36. The Wesleyans have service in this department of Church
decreased by 3; the Congregationalists work, and, encouraged by the par-
- by 1; the Baptists by 1; and the ticulars here furnished, we may con- i
Church of England by 1. The Bible fidently expect a harvest of blessing, i
Christians were not included in the both for ourselves and our young Hl
figures previously given. people.
x aX aX |
Christia |
Endeavour ror By |
JANUARY 7TH—A New Creation in JANUARY 21ST.—Hosea and Revival: |
Christ—2 Cor. v. 14—19; Gal. vi. The Call of Covenant Love.— |
12—18. Hosea ii. 14—23; xiv. I—9. |
A Happy New Year to Christian Revival is the Christian Endeavour }
| Endeavourers! May we realize in watchword for the year. There will |
experience the truth taught in R.V. be six monthly topics from the pro-
margin in both these passages, of the phets in illustration of it. Hosea was ;
new creation in Christ. Naturally all a prophet of northern Israel. His- |
things are getting older in this old torically he was the second of the \
world, but for those in Christ they written prophets, but he was the first |
not only become new, but they are prophet of grace. He loved his native
continually growing newer. and, and longed for the day when i
JANUARY I4TH—Marvels of Modern She, should become Jehovah's loyal i
Missions.—John v. 17—20; xiv. 12— bride. He teaches us that Hi
14. The love of God is broader ||
Remember that modern missions Than the measures of man’s mind; | i
are little more than a century old. And the heart of the Eternal I
Yet there is scarcely a land where the SLs Eon te ae 1
influence of the Gospel has not been JANUARY 28TH. — “ Ebenezer!” 1
felt. Take the work of Paton, Chal- Twenty-five years of Endeavour.— HV
mers, Hudson Taylor, in illustration Joshua iv. 1g—24; 1 Sam. vii. g—12. | a
of the “greater works” wrought in Christian Endeavour Day falls on HH
our own day. Study the rapid growth February 2nd. In 1881 Dr. Clark i |
of our own missions in China. Read founded the first society. The pro- i
to your society the article which gress of the movement is one of the HF
follows these notes. marvels of our age. It is God’s work
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and not man’s. No one more heartily sent out a qualified and experienced
than its founder would cry “Ebe- educationalist, in the person of Mr,
nezer, hitherto hath the Lord helped English, who is a trained_schoolmaster
us!” We may be sure that that help and a local preacher. _ What is now
once given will never be withdrawn. required is a suitable building in which
Bachiencce Rehones he may carry on his work. Such an
I have in review, institute ought to have been established
Confirms His good pleasure ten years ago. It is primarily designed
| To help me quite through. for the education of those who have
WHAT CAN C.E. DW FOR MISSIONS? given proof, both by the possession of
During the past year I referred more gifts and character, of their fitness for
than once to this question. I pointed the work of schoolmasters, evangelists,
out that many of our societies were in OF native pastors ;, and, secondarily, for
i the habit of making periodic collections the purpose of giving a higher education
| for our missionary funds, while some than is possible at present, to native
had definitely undertaken the support youths who have shown an aptitude in
of a native boy in the schools, or a cot the station schools for commercial life
in the hospitals at Ningpo and Wen- im the towns and along the coasts of
| chow. One society, at a small village East Africa. _ ;
church, has an annual sale of work in A building is already in course of
| aid of the Wenchow hospital. These rection at Mazeras, the centre of the
| individual efforts merit especial recog- Duruma country. It will cost about
| nition; but we have yet to unite our #400, and, as our missionary exchequer
forces upon some great and worthy 1S already burdened with debt, I
object, such as will appeal to all our ¢atnestly appeal to our Christian En-
young people, and call forth the enthu- eavour and kindred societies to make |
siasm not only of our Christian Endea- this project their own by raising the
vourers, but also of the members of needful funds. As, however, the Annual
guilds and junior society classes Assembly has decided that one-third of
| throughout our Denomination. our missionary income shall be directed
In this respect we are left behind by © Home missions (a decision which
it scme sister Churches. The Baptist Christian Endeavourers will admit to be
| Christian Endeavourers have provided . Wise), it will be necessary, in order to
i a mission steamer for work on the ‘élieve the Soe a anxiety with
j Congo. The Primitive Methodist Chris- egatd to the cost of this institute, to
i tian Endeavourers last year raised Mm at raising not less than £000.
i] #1,000 for the erection of a training Is this too much for us? Surely not.
Hi - Institute at Crow, West Africa. Tt could not be a heavy tax upon our
He The tmeth as surely arrived when we _ esources, in addition to the little we are
Hi may attempt something for our own 20W doing, to agree to contribute £1
i beloved missions, and it is with the Pt see towards me special eee
i utmost confidence and pleasure that I +-¢t each young people's society pledge
| } have to announce : "itself
| and that is that we shall this year aim, _ It is an object which should appeal to
| at raising £600 for a the young—young England for young
| | MISSIONARY TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR East Africa. It has received the sanc-
| EAST AFRICA. tion of the Young People’s Committee,
When the Rev. H. T. Chapman and, when accomplished, it will be a
and Alderman Duckworth visited East substantial and enduring proof of our
i Africa they were impressed with the attachment to missions, and a humble.
i fact that in educational matters the offering on our part towards the evan-
i station had fallen seriously behind the gelization of the Dark Continent.
| standard set by other missionary C.E. and I.B.R.A. Secretary: .
| societies in that part of the world. Act- Rey. T. P. Date,
\ ing on their advice the Committee have 43, Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
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United Methodist Free Churches. |
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Our Mission By :
1 Cc 4 W. E. SOOTHILL. i
Chapter I.—The First Five Years.—“ For Believers Suffering.”
(Continued). i i
HE Rev. W. R. Fuller, the man protected by two British officers 4
ee chosen to be our pioneer, being and a division of Chinese troops. |
already possessed of some know-. The inhabitants were still occupied re-
ledge of medicine, was sent before building the houses, shops, and temples,
| his voyage to one of the London’ which had been destroyed by the rebels
hospitals for further training. Thus in previous years. Mr. Fuller was
| early did our authorities re-
cognize the importance of [% aes ; wa
healing as well as preaching. [© ) © a a
Mr. and Mrs. Fuller landed: in | OO ORE Ae caiman 1)
China in October, 1864.. In |e Bae ae, : |
his admirable, but all too brief, fe Ee Say ae : Hi
“sketch,? Mr. Galpin has ee Se :
described the condition of | 9). —iee came es .
things when our messenger ae = CANCE a nats |
, reached Ningpo, and his words pea ge. pon 6a) ae |
graphically depict the situa- [| © of oe te
tion: : — iia ae
“The time of commence- ue > a ae Be i
ment of our mission was, most 0 a pee i
opportune. The Chinese peo- |29 ee 0 * i
ple had only just settled down CM Be
in peace and quietness, after |) 9 7)
the British forces had’ subdued | See as. Oe Bee Se i
the cruel hordes of rebels who | = = oe |
had plundered and killed and [| * 9) 4% mre Hi
destroyed multitudes of harm- ON a ge aie een ee |
less people. The natives had |- rae i gh :
. not then forgotten the good | ay ae il
services rendered them by | —° aes * | ees, HN
foreigners, and our praise was | So ii
proclaimed everywhere, and Pa a : ei Wi
much respect or fear was evi- Sea : ie, i
dent wherever the missionary | a ee ese at i
travelled. ae al ; 4 ne Ce |
“When our first missionary, [7a i i ee i
, the Rev. W. R. Fuller, reached ) em MA or Hy
Ningpo in 1864, the city was _ Rev. w. E. Soothill. i
FEBRuARY, 1906. f
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| Our Mission in China
' engaged in the midst of his difficult ailing man does inferior work, and if a
ordeal as a pioneer missionary, when, in missionary would have the epitaph,
1865, Mr. Mara was sent to co-operate “though dead, yet speaketh,” written
with him.” over his grave, he must make every
| Both Mr. Fuller and Mr. Mara were right effort to keep out of it! Early
men of ability, but ill-health fell to their deaths usually appeal to native senti-
lot. Much of the ill-health and mor- ment in inverse ratio to the quality and
tality among missionaries has hitherto extent of their appeal to home senti-
| been due, not so much to a hot and ment; to the native early death is indi-
enervating climate, bad though such cative rather of Heaven’s displeasure
| may be, as to conditions often within than of Christlike devotion.
the skill of man to modify. Inferior In the case of Ningpo, the Fullers,
satis fia es ni being: apioneers,» hag: everything,
Baek ee pa 75) to learn,:and there ‘is no “ free
i Paget I % : | education” in the school of the
Pee Ne Mn, | pioneer. First of all, Mrs.
ae, ~ 5; Gee ; | Fuller’s health broke down, and
fey ee Se fe ee ae she was invalided home; soon
ek 7 soe Stefi 8 : | Mr. Fuller had to follow. He
h BRGY Save aneacene ia ' returned, but “recommenced his
: z eee ore | work with the painful disease
fe oe oe ees tae | of dysentery, which he bravely
| ! y é; be Ree. A a | but unsuccessfully fought
pee ~ ec Vee =—Ss—<“ | Ae 2 Se pee =~ Ssseldom complained, but his fail-
i : eh ac = yy a oe) ing health, so painfully evident
| ee ae ; in his emaciated body, told
ee ee SCppttheeticaily the pitiful story of
ous eee es | his struggle.” In June, 1868, he
ee — ot | was finally driven by his ailment
ti REE ~ aN Pe ae from Ningpo, and forthwith
i ee il Pe ae ole}. (eeegie: | took up his residence at Chefoo,
eee ee a the health resort of North
We CN a he Bare, ee ee) ge) «= China, hoping to found a station
i Whee ep ke ee (age & me | «6there. The Committee, how-
: | A a ag qr ne hy gee ae ever, not seeing its way to carry
Wt | ag: ale, SO eee soon -~work in two such widely |
oe : Rian ea Be a ee "| separated places, declined his
He a Yee I\ of ae oe ~ | request, with the result that he
lit Ai gee Ly . epee ke -»| sent in his resignation, and took
ii Bel > NINE Cu {4 up th fessi d sale of
Hh ie Cee ee =| sp the profession and sale o
| . a te 1 «medicine in Chefoo, practising
i fe oe eee §=chiefly among the Chinese, in
} Mrs. Soothill. whom and in all Christian work
| f he maintained a warm interest
Nh houses, poor and ill-cooked food, con- to the end of his life.
| taminated water supplies, and the Mr. Mara was the next to succumb.
| ubiquitous mosquito: these are pre- He “ found in the climate and language
ventible sources of depletion, save and two very strong enemies,” though Mrs.
) | except the mosquito, which will remain Mara was apparently more successful
one of the “powers of the air and of than her husband in resisting the one
darkness” until China is civilized, and and making friends with the other. Mr.
i Africa settled and drained! Mission- Mara had an enemy more powerful
i) aries have, of course, to travel, from than climate and language, and in
i their homes, and then must take the 1869 he sailed for England, never to
| accompanying risks, but their abodes return again. Mr. Galpin has drawn a
1} ought to be roomy and sanitary, other- veil over a life that calls for sympathy,
ii wise illness naturally supervenes. An and there the veil shall lie.
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THE MISSIONARY CHARACTER. the sympathies and commanded _ the- j
N his “Life of William Carey,” Mr. energies of the missionaries of the: '
| John Brown Myers makes the fol- cross.” :
lowing remarks, with which we THE ORIGIN OF GREATNESS.
heartily agree. The whole book has From the life of William Carey it is
our hearty commendation. In small clear that much more than environment ;
compass we have a very readable is needful to account for mental and’
account of the whole history of a spiritual development. Men whose sur- i
remarkable man. roundings have been 1
“ Missionaries,” says Lam almost identical, have- |
Mr. Myers, “have LS >, in the issue been wide i]
ever been first and y Sa as the poles asunder. |
foremost in seeking Say sN A poor village shoe- i
the amelioration of by | ‘ee maker who thought it
the social and civil Ag Sin a phenomenon _ that |
condition of the yA Gon there was a man who 1]
people among whom ka ee we could recognise ;. the {|
they have lived and By i ps ye id letters of the Greek i
laboured. How could [7 j ~~ *, alphabet becomes a
it have been otherwise |] e ee ©) great linguist, a’ dis-
with those whose [4 2 eS »4 tinguished teacher of |
Great Master was, and #4 ie bd ‘Be ' oriental tongues, and a
is, the Friend of man, le ae a ' great translator of the
who are the bearers [it 9) ye tiga f Holy Scriptures.
of a Gospel, the prin- “4 = fh fm There must be an |
ciples of which are 4a & Sr s- 9 i fe original power of i
antagonistic to all op- bee : ee < oe é7 = mind which distin-
pression and cruelty Wa \ ae > #7 _ guishes one man from |
and wrong? To stimu- eA ) Sieh me jay another, to explain the i|
late and assist the Ne a7 remarkable height to i]
endeavours of states- aN fa which one man will - i
men who have sought Cem, {sy reach, while his old
the repeal of unjust eo, 28s associates remain in |
and inhuman or the <> their original obscurity
enactment of right- Nee” andignorance. Neither i
eous and_ beneficent QP does heredity fully -
laws; to teach the Mrs. G. W. Sheppard. account for it. The i]
ignorant the first rudi- sons of one father and’ |
ments of knowledge; to instruct the mother, who enjoy the same advantages, |
barbarous in the primary arts of differ greatly in their mental qualities Hi}
civilisation; to systematize languages and acquisitions. I
and create literature; to deliver from There must also be a native bent or : f
the abominable and hurtful customs aptitude of mind’ Men. of mental Hi
of ancient superstitions; to help to power are not equally great in all direc- IN
strike the shackles from the slave; tions. A man who is a great musician Ni
to relieve the hunger of the famine- could never, possibly, by severest study HH
stricken; to heal bodily diseases and have become a great. painter, or mathe- i
sicknesses; to raise woman to’ -her matician or poet. But I will not go 1)
true position; to transform the habita- further into the question. \
tions of cruelty into homes of. purity THE MEDDLESOME MISSIONARY. iW
and love—these humane objects, these Someone has sent me a copy of a i
kindly ministries have ever possessed» publication called the “Rialto.” It. |
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ii] ‘contains reports of Sweetmeats Auto- are surely entitled to their own
i ‘matic Delivery Company, diamond opinions.” Undoubtedly they are, but
Hi mines, etc. and embedded among such they are also at liberty to alter them
i ‘matter we find an article headed, “The when they are shown that they are
i ‘Meddlesome Missionary.” The writer, wrong. Our authority for missionary
| -who calls himself “Shylock,” praises propagandism is one that “Shylock”
David Livingstone and Francis Xavier: does not, perhaps, admit, but to us it 1s
—a singular collocation—but for the an end of all strife. Our Captain has
modern missionary he has not a good _ given us our “marching orders.” “Go
word to say. Modern missionaries are ye into all the world and preach the
Hi ‘meddlesome, bullying, going where they Gospel to every creature.”
wi are not wanted, forcing themselves upon I think Lord Lawrence knew as much
| Pee eee ue Coe ae of missionaries as “Shylock” does, and
1 say 2 Nereis = ss ses c edna . ue he said, “ Notwithstanding all the Eng-
Hit Heal, agayaee Ble sees OS oe lish people have done to benefit India,
e Where Repl ee oiteacred all ahs the missionaries have done more than
i) about SReuiGHanies? I think I have read ame ao no comida the
ve Perea sees igs Gen heads “Rialto” had better stick to the Stock
| ee Gade we ehics We Sele Exchange, and as “Shylock” intimates
meddlesome miaionat are quite new that’ Mohammetianism 1s. an. older, reli.
en y q gion than Christianity, I may suggest,
Ere the article closes, the standpoint ee EN a course of reading in
of the writer is revealed. “Why do we — y:
‘try to alter the beliefs of nations and MRS. G. W. SHEPPARD.
| races that were in the world long before | We give this month an excellent
Hi) ‘Christianity was ever dreamed of?” likeness of Mrs. G. W. Sheppard, of
al ““The Buddhist and the Mohammedan Ningpo, to whom, as well as to her
Hie y ca ; h # Be aa
i ae YS tn
| ae a. eH See @ . %
1} or ee de J+ -y pgs
ot ; y Ta a “tit ays y
pe 5 eo és Le e \ ‘|
i Spe ts OT Rg \ We
be ti ee iby, bat i ee ee
kez (6 Gar | a ve
y + < iz ab iS ay ie c ¢
i Loe Pees of - ty wae } Se Reece? : Vater me
if es rey iy ul G) ght. eye Nat en
ee bd SY ie :
es f oes i a
i if ‘Group of Juvenile Missionary Collectors, Denton.
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The Enlarged ‘‘ Echo”’ |

husband, the readers of the MIssION- . James, who was born April Ist, 1904. |
ARY ECHO have been indebted. A few I trust that her useful life may long be ,
particulars concerning her. may interest . spared, and that strength may be con- 1
many, especially those. who are stantly given her that she may continue 1
interested in women’s work. her valuable labours. a
Edith Sheppard is the daughter of ai
Mr. Thomas Mead, formerly of Mallin- A GROUP OF JUVENILE COLLECTORS.
son Road Church, London. She was a Is not this. a-goodly group? I ah
scholar, and afterwards a teacher, in sometimes see in the newspapers .
the Sunday School there for many a paragraph heading, “ A’ Pretty Wed- a
years. She was married to the Rev. ding.” I am sure that we have here a i
G. W. Sheppard on September 7th, pretty group.” The Rev. James Ellis | j
1901, they having been friends from spoke to the young people of Denton t
childhood. | She studied the Chinese oa his favourite theme, “ Missions” ; ! i
language during her first years in and to encourage the juvenile collectors, | i
Ningpo, gaining a familiarity with the he gave them a number of Foreign . i
vernacular and knowledge of the Missionary photos. In return, they
written character. She has accompanied thought it would be interesting to have : \|
her husband on many of his itinera- their own taken that he might send ;
tions, staying sometimes for two and them abroad as samples of missionary i
three months away from all other workers. They asked their minister, i |
Westerners. She has taken special the Rev. Jos. Ball, to send me a copy, : |
interest in girls’ schools, ‘visiting and it pleased me. so much that I 1]
Chinese homes, and holding women’s thought it might please my _ readers. il
meetings, enriching her husband’s life The names of our young friends may {|
and supplementing his labours. She is be found on page 132 of the “ Mis- | i
the mother of a little boy, Ronald sionary Report.” |

The By Hi Hit

HE January number of the MIs- With such testimonies in its favour I i!

oT SIONARY ECHO has met with hope that friends who have not as yet |
high appreciation. The Mis- taken the Missronary EcHo will at i
sionary Secretaries and the “Free once ask to be supplied with it. We I
Methodist” have publicly commended want a much larger circulation than Hl
it highly, and in my own correspondence heretofore. |
flattering testimony is borne. I give i
brief extracts from letters: Hh
“Merits a very large circulation The March number of the MIssIon- Hl
among our people” ARY EcHOo will be a special jubilee Wh
“T want to say how pleased I am number, and will deal with the jubilee |}
with the change.” of our missions and the present mission- HY
“Very much pleased with the new ary crisis. The three Missionary Secre- HT) |

| aspect and contents of the ECHO.” taries will write on their respective de-
“You have made a good start with partments. Mrs. Vivian will represent HI
the new series of ECHO.” the Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary move- |
“Tt is splendid.” ment, and there will be a number of |
“Tt is excellent, and I am proud of “Recollections” of their missionary life l i
the ECHO and its editor.” by returned missionaries i I

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HINY THU EL FR z Y PF TET aed eet eae a Pc ree a
} 7 iy UY Yi YY y pia, Spseete a
} a o y cif i N Bi 4 : :
Hi A YUUNG PEOPLE'S MISSIONARY PRIZE Mr. Lyttle most was the warm wel-
| s ECO come he received from the Chinese
| URING the Christmas season one themselves.
of our pleasures has been the At the time of writing he had been
reading of a book for young a Ningpo about a fortnight, and had
people called “Tales from Jungle, City attended services at the City Church and
and Village.” The book 1s all about at the “Settlement” Church; at each
India, and is a kind of Rudyard Kipling place there was a good congregation,
missiowary, story-book? all missionary stories—the book is mis- impressive. _
sionary from first page to last. It does On the Friday evening previous to
| not matter whether you begin in the writing Mr. Principal Redfern had intro-
Hi middle, or at the end, or at the begm- duced him to the Y.M.C.A. society be-
(i ning of the book, it is interesting, and Jonging to the College. Through a
Hi not only so, but is informing. It is a “competent interpreter” Mr. Lyttle ad-
wh very long time since we read a book so dressed the members of the society, and
He Serious in its purpose, so simple, and yet sneaks of their “fine intelligent faces”
1 so vigorous ; it is impossible to miss the with great warmth and admiration,
i point of the stories, yet the moral does “proud that such fine young fellows are
| not oppress as in so many children’s students of our own College.”
y thes books. 3 : He also reports himself as having
Hil _ The young people who read this de- commenced the study of the wonderful
lightful book are sure to be deeply in- Chinese language. All will wish for Mr.
terested, informed, broadened both in | yttle a period of service of great value
| | outlook and sympathy, and inspired with arid distinction, both to himself and to
Hei | genuine missionary sentiment. If every the mission. He ought not to be tor-
mission field could have a book of a like gotten in our prayers.
kind, it would be well for the missions S
eae aug for the SST esi oF A NOBLE TRIBUTE.
| | the young of a hristian urches. 2 aes
Wt | We Aogemibne needed a book of the The Rev. J. W. Tod writing
nature of “Tales from Jungle, City and about Mr. Railton, M.A, in his most
Village.” * recent communication, says : In regard
to Mr. Railton | desire to add a few
ARRIVAE, OR REV LYRELE: words of appreciation uttered by a gen-
We have received a short but deeply tleman altogether outside our mission,
interesting letter from our friend Mr. who knows all the high officials and
| Lyttle, announcing his safe and happy leading gentry of Ningpo as no other
i arrival in Ningpo. He received a most foreigner does. Speaking to me a few
HH | enthusiastic reception, not only from his weeks ago, he said: ‘You have in Mr.
English brethren, as was sure to be the Railton a most exceptional man. I do
case, but what seemed to have impressed not know any Chinese in Ningpo who
| ea ee er ee is so well thought of and respected by.
Decca ga eee ees : ’ both officials and gentry as Mr. Railton.
SA —

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Foreign Missionary Secretary's Notes Iii
This is a valuable testimony, not only it and to attend regularly the nearest |
to the distinguished ‘character’ and Christian place of worship for further :
ability of Mr. Railton,-but, the instruction. This is glorious work. ; a
SUE ee Het ace Bee ne ea During the year ten of the ; | |
Ste wa area es ‘ ae a ae fe eee students obtained the B.A.
oe : ane So Me P, aUS| a R tes » degree, called by the Chinese “the / |
oh fie Sa oe tT ye Stebe tf ae ae 5 flower of talent.” The examination for }
esd sie a0 se hich Salle oH 2 Fe these degrees is competitive, and the | Hi
g ee ee NG LC MG rete Th € degree is conferred by the State. Two i
Lath y eae (eee Chie te th €Ss€ other students obtained Customs ap- | |
aa thi eee Ki Sate f a a en pointments; two others became pas- 1
as pie Tee oe ° Christi ood Walch tors; two more, both Christians, have i
: le a oe 4 Oe Co been euparedvas tedehers ane the junior }
GOCE Gost PLOGUee, City School; another went to the
; ¢ i se i
OUR WORK IN WENCHOW. Hospital to receive special training for } |
Within the past few days we have medical->work, and two others received } i)
received some deeply interesting in- substantial Ss aa cea / ]
formation of our work in Wenchow. one to teach English, and the otner to il
teach mathematics and physics. It can- ii
eel Dr. Plummer reports 2,000 not be said of all these that they were
geneva more in attendance at the Christians, but they carried with them :
Dispensary this year than last, and 160 Christian influences and Christian ideas. |
more in-patients. .A morning service To know of the work being done by all i
with the out-patients is regularly held. our missions is to be filled with a great |
Many of the in-patients on leaving the gladness and a splendid hope. Think
Hospital have accepted a copy of one of it as an ideal—China Christianized ij
of the Gospels, and promised to read and educated! |
ie . os Ui Pi Rin Saas tec) ems El ss Bee NS Seba es at 4 Sy q
S.. eae nig a Pa See = — mee . (eee ea “3G Wak: o * , ee ea a \j
SSS ee eee A hoe |
: oY lip Nias SANA St hea ee eae ce PNAS RE a reiaine ANG NR a i
ee s Soe eae ie ay XK “Nee: : eS i
e Pi Nc Mt Ts ee : Wf Y & fe ah ee oe 1)
: ee oe es 1 4 ANE Sa é : 4 dee | i
Sa TSA Gore fl pay : ieee at oy mt a i
Cs ed, Wie ae 4 me Ne Lae 1}
eA cit ee Le Berk oa a } ree : Hs
Ngee sa, fa uf a ee Hi
f Bo aks en kK a )
a i ae Ny Ei A Pi Ay arts 5 Wess hatin ai iH}
he We ac i a es £ : "
y Ss fe a Ls 3 Ae See : dante er }
ON nT pS gee ct GS eS a ca PING ON Gane | |
PB TE ihn ac UNRMIND an cs CoRR wig st naa _ mn Pa Wy
BESO, lanes RS pn Seat Sass Spear Se uaa eae SOR Suan |
| ec cerc A cac SE ores theta aaeace oe nae a Soe tad ay in , ee Se |
Ban AER Oe ee ge i ON MG isla Hf
_ Missionary in Palaver with Chonyi Chiefs, ‘
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Wii Literary Notices
| On every hand it is felt and expressed Literary
Hl that the MISSIONARY ECHO, in its new Notices.
{i form, has made: a splendid beginning. +, Wesleyan Methodist Magazine for
i The January number does honour to all January, 1906. (London: 2, Castle
| who have to do with its production. Street. Price 6d.) ‘
We are delighted to hear that the This is an excellent number. It is
i number sold shows a gratifying increase. Clear that in Mr. Telford as editor the
No doubt the February number will Wesleyans have the right man in the
Hi h till 1 : NIG right place. The contents are varied
ii SHOW SHB er arcecnae. sofute and interesting, and the illustrations are
i success will be assured if every one of copious and good.
| our ministers will do his best to get it + . ;
| introduced into each Sunday School, and ae eee ee. coe: ue
| ! into each home ; it is well worthy of a Farringdon Avenue. Price 3d.)
tii place in Sunday School, Church and The joint editors start the New Year
i well. The reader
PEE SS a a a oe eee] «MU St- either, be
Rt Fe : hypercritical or
2 ttn alin teen ei ele very dense who
ge Ue ap lean ie” would not acknow-
ae ee pn ae ia, Se. ledge that we have
| ee A cay bere @ good three-
> Meee ee es ee) §=pennyworth. Mr.
i 2 Pee eee! «Mathers own
(| 2 ES 2 eat ees articles are always
i A a Ss ee Wee a bee | fresh and inspiring,
Ht en MR Nee eS a ee aS: Sa a and the snatches of ;
ui tts ee bs a, aad neste autobiography they
i Redes sit gee) ey ee ae kc bas contain are in-
i oe. A pe Oe CBA oc ais a teresting and
Hi Tees ast We touching.
va Rasa te res Tales from Jun-
erase sR Bee asa Village. By Lucy
i Ra Ae aa EOC re) aaa ie te ean J. Tongue. (Lon-
I — Sa a ae don: The Reli-
tt Enfield New Chapel, Jamaica. ‘ gious Tract So-
He | ; ; ciety, 4, Bou-
| home. Let us give our children the vere, street, F.C. Ras
| opportunity of reading what is good, The preface indicates the reason for
| and wholesome, and’ pure, and en- the publication of this admirable work.
ee Reise Tl! te A : Children are not interested in ordinary
| Pg Rea IN aes ces nn® missionary books, so this was written
forget this fact. ee specially for them, with the design of
We printed a larger edition of the giving them an interest in India and
Hit | January number in order that ministers missions there. It is an excellent pro-
| and friends might:have a few free duction. By arrangement with the Re-
| copies to distribute among their friends ligious Tract Society its contents will
Hh | and neighbours. Will they kindly avail appear in the columns of the MISSION-
| themselves of this provision, and help ARY ECHO, so my young readers may
| to make the ECHO, in its new form expect from time to time pages which
| and dress, a greater power for good than’ will be full of things that will interest
| it has ever been.. and please them. neva
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The Marvels i i
of PART Il. . By ; | |
: 5 JAMES ELLIS. , i
Modern Missions. |
Books WorTH READING: ‘‘ Miracles of Missions.’’ (A. T. Pierson; price 4s.) ‘‘ A Short | | }
Handbook of Missions.’’ (Eugene Stock; price 1s. 6d. net.) ‘Foreign Missions.’ (G. C.. | ;
Martin ; price 1s. 6d.) ‘‘ Are Foreign Missions Doing Any Good 2’’ (A. H. Arden; price 6d. net.)
| RG
i |
HE missionary history of Mada- buted; and so, in spite of the banish—
gascar must be regarded with ment of several European teachers, |
- amazement and _ thanksgiving. and the bitter persecution of the natives, | i
Early in the nineteenth century a God’s Word quietly won its way. From f i
ship was wrecked on the southern 1843 to 1848 the Christians had some | i
r coast of the island, and the crew respite, as the Queen was in trouble i]
of over a hundred men_ reached with France and England; but in 1849 i]
land safely. But the natives were so the haters of Christianity again had : NH
bloodthirsty that all except twelve were their will, and many converts were ; |
speared to death, and even the survivors killed: some were flung over the cliffs ; i
were enslaved. The country was divided many were burned alive; not a few i \)
among many warring tribes; women were crucified. With occasional’ brief I i
were compelled to live a degraded life, intervals of peace, the war of exter- ;
witchcraft and vile ceremonies i]
were commonly practised, theft s s
was regarded as_ perfectly |f% seeBR (erases sana hee
natural, and over 3,000 natives Beet gee a Oa et ela + eres }
were yearly sold as slaves. In- Pea tk ty Fee Bee ale ec
deed, so depraved were the |Riiiwrs qian ecceurc, Siemuueenn ;
Malagasy, that the French f en MN a caine COs a eeuarwed i |
governor of Bourbon said: |Sipeamam Naor nae ROVE pee /
« : ¢ re ra ae | 2 Pee aie? Li i
f You might as well try to con- |S ReeguMr Wiicaes Sout gp a mee i
eet Se on We Rea
vert sheep, oxen or asses, as to. ff ee et ae < OS ea RE ae |
make those people Christians.” Do setae ee te Ra ee : |
In 1818 the London Mission- |i Pe ae a ee a Oh 4
ary Society sent out two men— |S Yaesu Ra ahd Ne i
Beavan and Jones—with their |i@ | Se ee a a '
families, but soon all except ek 3. ae ED a |
Jones died of. the fever. After oo es | Sy P| Hy
recuperating in Mauritius, he re- Roem t. Qt ee
turned in 1820, and so cordial.a Pe > —'. ce os , |
reception was given. him’ by aa we CO oe Ht
King Radama that the,society [im aN % | ee | i
speedily sent out other mission- e i iy 4 od i
aries and artisans. For eight eee 5 : fare, eee, HH
years great success followed the |ijâ„¢ eee) Ht
labours of the Christians in | ei Bat bo HT
Madagascar; then ‘came ae aS Me leek SR ro Se |
troublous times.’ Radama‘died, |) (aM Eas << SS Bae ee i
and the throne was seizéd by Ges eo Ne RO Bae a Hie
Queen Ranavalona I., who first ee. a Ee | i
declared victorious war against ~ ea iS ct eae ie i
the French, and then, in 1834, hee af Neen a Hy
turned her vindictive attention | 7 i Al Cae iW
to the missionaries. Fortunately, | | fe ij eee Hl |
. thousands of copies of parts of [i 2 ee Hy
the Scriptures had been distri-.’ Thomas Mazeraé and his Wife. Ht
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| “mination was carried on until 1861, no one can-read the: lives of Wakefield,
ti when Ranavalona died. During those New, Truscott, Carthew, or Ormerod,
Hi ‘dark years many thousands. had been without a feeling of thankfulness that
put to death; yet the Church in Mada- our own Churches can furnish men of
-gascar had increased twenty fold. heroic character. Two books (published
i Since 1861 the way for missionary by our own Book Room) should cer-
operations has been comparatively tainly be read by those who do not
clear ; and although the French Jesuits know them: “A Captive Missionary in

have not always acted with strict fair- Mendiland,” 9d.; and “China,” 1d. No
ness or Christian courtesy, still, the Pro- more thrilling and encouraging stories
. testant missions are doing more and_ can be found than these, which tell how
Hi ‘better work every year. At present six God was mindful of His own when the
evangelical societies from England, Mendis broke out in rebellion; and how
| France, and Norway, have 83 stations patient toil in China has been crowned
| on the island, with over 250 missionaries with glorious success. Some day the
| and 45,000 native Christians. words “Ningpo” and “ Wenchow” will
| These are some of the stories of be for Free Methodists more glorious
God’s_ wonderful work ‘in heathen’ than ever were “Lucknow” and “ Tra-
| countries, and they could easily be falgar” to ultra-loyalists. |The nine-
| multiplied many times. It is supposed teenth century will be known in history
| } that the history of our own Denomina- for many wonderful events; but the
| ticnal missionary enterprise is known to story of the growth of Christ’s King-
ail our Endeavourers and Sunday dom will be not the least glorious.
School workers. In China, East and May the twentieth century surpass the

West Africa, and the West Indies, we ,record!
| | ‘have accomplished great things; and The End.
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MACCLESFIELD (PARK GREEN). this time ; it gives so much valuable and |
HE Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliar interesting information about the varied 4
held its first anniversary a work our missionaries are doing—evan- 4
Wednesday, November 8th, the gelistic, educational, medical, and now i.
roceedings taking the form of a mis- agricultural—and, at the same time, i!
B Ghary Bader an social evening. Miss brings us into closer touch with one 4
Philip Ashton opened the missionary . another, linking us in sympathy with f i
basket, and the meeting was addressed those who are far away on the mission |
by Miss Swallow, of Manchester, who field. i
spoke on the relation of our Churches The secretary (Mrs. Temporal) gave i }
; to the mission field. Mrs. Bowker pre- @ very interesting report, in which she I }
sided, and also gave an _ effective regretted the absence, through tem- i }
address. The report was presented by porary indisposition, of their beloved | i
Miss Lily Armitt. Proceeds for the president, Mrs. Baxter. \
mission fynds, over 44. Mrs. Thornley que eee Hettie |
Green took part in the proceedings. ei
SHEFFIELD (HA Before the- sale commenced a very
Th joa aslcet important ceremony took place, under HTT
held Savile Schacloomt on Deccaber the management of va Bags a 7 {|
is : Soe Wendlandt. A number of young ladies, 7 Hi)
ce ans ae Wee ey eee by dressed in white, with red cloaks, en- | Hh
ies. Grey (dow of the Inte Rew Bred the oom, and. sang in-iront of YU
, . : ee a very large and well-filled ristmas | ii
opened by Miss Binns, who, in the tee “New Year was represented by a |
course of an interesting oes said: _jittle boy (Percy Baxter), who was +
“Those of you who read the MIs- + . Besoin sats HI:
ict Leen ak oy cee ee eee |
semething of the splendid results of the large snowball. Mr. Kennerley oe : Hl]
wou of SONG aac NCniaR ae robed to represent the Old Year, and ii
ifferent stations in f\irica, China and Father Christmas (Mr. Wendlandt) ! Hh
Jamaica, and are delighted and thank- sang a song, in which he apologized for ; HH}
ful for the ever-increasing number of coming eerie luggage a little before } i
open doors, but, at the Same fin, We his time, but the: Ladies! Missionary ; il
Hone ce ere See eae eae Ree oe Cou net Net L ii
; Sans wee , The tea, generously given by Mrs. , ie
and more missionaries in many, Bice Jchn Ellis, was next served, after which ; | il
ae our Assent). Co hich a the sales were conducted in a_ brisk li
peel, Tie Gewaiendus to ane | |
: ee In the evening a very instructive and HH
tan pray more earnestly, cas humorous lantern lecture was delivered . ou i
dowalll; We Can; In every Way) DOssio'= by the Rev. James Ellison Life in HT
to hel d t : i)
h ae ee oohich ae ees A Foreign Lands.” The chair was taken ;
‘the work in which they are engaged. }y Mr. Ronald Morrison. The proceed- ; i
“May I here say a word about the ings from first to last were of the a |
MISSIONARY ECHO, to which I have highest order and gave immense plea- a |
referred, and invite all those who have sure. The proceeds were highly Hl)
not previously taken it, to do so from satisfactory. i
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! Spade Work A Letter

i to the Editor. Bye ails

| Of) the Tana. J. H. DUERDEN.

i O not think because my communi- In thinking abéut’ the work in a

cations have recently been some-_ station like this, I always classify it

what infrequent that I have under four heads, viz. : spiritual, medical,
therefore forgotten you and the ECHO. industrial, and’ educational. The amount

On the contrary, you have often been of work that has to be done under each

i in my thoughts, and more than once I of these heads is very great, and when

have started to write to you, but before a man is left alone as I am, a great

ii the letter has been finished I have been portion of it is necessarily very imper-

| interrupted by one of the innumerable fectly done. Every day in the year, at

| calls on my time and energy. On one half-past six am. a service is held.
| occasion I had to lay down my pen to Sometimes I myself preach a little
stitch up an awful gash caused by a homily, more often the week-day service
| large Galla knife passing right through is taken by one of the native preachers.
the thigh of a young fellow, he having The teachers and preachers also come
stumbled and fallen upon his knife in for counsel and instruction from time to
endeavouring to avoid a restive bull. I time, which, I need not say, is never

am no surgeon, but there was no one refused. Then there is translational
| else at hand, so I had to do it. work waiting to be done, but that I find

I hope there is no one in our Churches an _ utter impossibility in face of all the

who thinks it undignified for a minister demands upon my time.

to-soil and harden his hands with manual Then there are the out-stations, all

| toil. If so, a little practical experience requiring attention; some of them sixty

a of foreign mission work would pro- miles distant and more.

Hi bably change his point of view. I must With respect to the medical work,

Wh confess that I am notanexpert withthe every day brings its “cases” for treat-

ii pick and spade. Indeed, my colleague, ment, and these are of all sorts, ranging

Hi who is doing such good work now in. from toothache to a broken limb: or

i England, once had a most hearty laugh from small digestive disorders to high

i} at my amateurish efforts in the garden fever or dysentery. In these matters a

iit with the latter instrument. Neverthe- good deal of guess work has to be done,

Ht less, I have on several occasions during it is feared, and a little knowledge has

| the past weeks ventured to Ge prac- to be made to go a long way.

i tical demonstrations to the Gallas in the Industrial work is also being developed
| art of digging. My favourite maxim is, on a larger scale than before. Thirteen
i “Dig with your head.” This is not acres of cotton have been planted, and
i f original, but an adaptation of a precept the harvest from one plot is now being
| I read in a “ Handbook on Cricket,” in’ reaped, about half a ton of seed cotton

my early youth, which enjoined upon having been already gathered. This is
the tyro to “bowl with his head.” The no small work, when it is remembered
obvious inference is that you can that we have no implements except a
usually get double the results with the small hoe, with which everything is done,
| ‘same expenditure of force, if you think from the first breaking up of the soil to
a little about it. Well, yesterday I had the last weeding. Shamba No. 2 is on
| to invent and construct a weighing-table land that at high flood is, under water.
suitable for weighing bags of cotton, The soil is probably as rich as any in
| and attachable to an ordinary spring- the whole world, and the initial work of
| balance. Of course, all these things clearing away the long rank grass was
seem very frivolous and petty to readers a gigantic task, and one that sometimes
who like to behold the missionary’s life almost filled me with despair. But it
| as a grand whole, at the close of, say, a was, after infinite perseverance, finished,
We | quarter of a century’s faithful service. and the cotton is now growing
| But these are just the little details that beautifully.
go to make up a missionary’s life. Golbanti, in the flood season—which
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means five months out of every twelve away in attention to matters of detail, =
as a rule—is an island, about eight which, though of great importance, i if
hundred yards long by three hundred divert the mind from matters of |
wide. I have been endeavouring to greater moment. I have a class for | 1 Hi
make it possible, by raising a road, and_ the training of teachers, which is, per- | Ii
cutting away part of a forest, to enable haps, one of the most important fea- yf }
anyone who may be in residence on the tures of the whole work, but, because 1
station to take a walk dryshod, for a my time is so fully occupied with other | 1 1]
distance of about two miles. The work, matters, this class is in a state of almost | |
which is a considerable one, is not yet chronic suspension. |
quite finished, and when finished it It may be news to some readers of i
remains to be seen whether it will stand the ECHO that there is a post office at ii
the test of the floods. One road I made’ Golbanti. Yet such is the case. Three i
in March and April last dzd stand : i]
the test, and I am hoping that this I
will do the same. But floods are | | See I ee pl i li
- curious things to deal with, and we a. es Se Bee: / |
must wait and see. Yo Re a | \
There remains the educational so ee fe i i
work. This is not large, but itis | BP Oe es, og | i
carried on as regularly and_ sys- ee pe ee: a ey ; \
tematically as circumstances will oe ae We rs i {|
permit. There is an average meee he ll ae 1
attendance at school, which is held |i =) Sag ee t {|
at eight o’clock every morning, of [Mee “93 | Wl 5 ie |
twenty-one. These are grouped [aa® i fit = | ae i]
into four standards. Standard Il. |e vi / . ee ; i
consists of the babies, who study = |= oe us a | Hh}
the alphabet, and expend their « |) eS. eiiage: i Hf
powers in the construction of pot- [97> . —eCU|tt Be a
hooks and ladles. Standard II |@ . See i Hi
goes on to simple words of one / i a | in
and two syllables. Standard III. be- i ES ae is fie | it
gins to read the Gospels of St. ee rag ee ! |
John and St. Matthew in Galla, to a te: ; ool
write in copy books, and to learn | ee Vee 2 i I
-ddition and subtraction. Standard ae ae ew i 1]
IV. is rather comprehensive, and BS oath Se. Sk 7 \
the studies of those in it include : ae oh : Ne i |
reading the Swahili and Galla ee ou! ; ii
Gospels, writing in more advanced — |RRe Lehane Ul oe | -
copy books, and arithmetic, rang- | pate a a Fok
ing from simple division to sums er ee Orc : as a
in fe Ss. d., rupees and pice, and SOON ee eee oe § if | |
: simple vulgar fractions. J. H. Duerden and J. H. Phillipson in Swahili Dress. i i
After the ordinary lessons all | aie
the children gather together for a years ago we had one mail per month, HT
few minutes’ instruction in the and that we had to fetch by our own I
tonic-solfa method of singing, in runners from Malindi, a distance of i
which they make very satisfactory some forty miles or more. Hi
progress. I and my native helpers We were not satisfied with this, so ie
do all that we can, and there can in one of my visits to Mombasa I
be no doubt that God is blessing interviewed the late postmaster- l I
the work, but, in the absence of a general. The result was that a post Hl
colleague, I constantly feel that the time office was opened at Witu, which | | i
I ought to spend in thinking, planning brought the mail about twenty miles Hf
and working for the consolidation and nearer. This was a little more satisfac- | |
extension of the work is being frittered tory, but not all we wanted, so last Hf
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: The Sixth Chinese National Christian Endeavour Convention
| February I interviewed the new post- appeared in the ECHO some time ago,
master-general, the former one having to do most of the work in connection
1} died in the interval. After some con- with this, and excellent training it is.
versation he consented to deliver mails When I was away from the station a
_ weekly to Golbanti on condition that Jittle while ago for some days, he not
i would voluntarily act as receiving only received and despatched letters,
and despatching officer, until uo She etc. but also received and despatched
as the postal business warranted the several telephonic messages. ‘This is
placing of a proper clerk on the mvc. not much, but it all gives opportunity
Considering this a very fair and kind for snatching the people from their
offer, and a great step in advance, I : f lif NE daherinw ahs
agreed provisionally to accept it, and Tatrow Views 0 1 - OT " nate bhed
so it comes to pass that there is a volun- to a wider MOE G 4 ‘f h
tary post office at Golbanti, with a Shongolo “Postmaster-General of the
1 regular weekly delivery and despatch Tana River,” so that if our Rochdale
| of mails. In this way eleven European Churches supply mayors. to the
‘missionaries, and others, are served, borough, perhaps Golbanti is our first
| who had before to get their mails as mission station that has supplied a
| best they could from Lamu or Malindi, postmaster-general. _
| Iam training Shongolo, whose photo Do not forget us in your prayers.
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| The Sixth Chinese oy
i National Christian J. W. HEYWoop.
| Endeavour Convention. PART IL
i FAVOURITE with the conven- Church in Japan, and the still greater
i A tion was the Rev. T. Harada, results towards Christianizing this great
Hi president of the Japanese empire?
| U.S.C.E. There are, however, three other
flit Mr. Harada is a type of the cultured speakers who must be especially men-
i Japanese. What is better still, however, tioned. Their names were not on the
i he is an intensely spiritual man. He printed programmes, nor yet were they
has a flourishing Church of 600 mem- Christian Endeavourers! They gave
il bers in Kobe. His addresses were lis- addresses, however, that profoundly
i tened to with especial interest. A mes- stirred the people. I refer to the three
| sage was sent from the Ningpo Con- principal native officials of Ningpo: the
} vention to the Japanese Christian En- Taotai, the Prefect, and the Hsien, or
il . deavourers, expressing the joy felt at Magistrate.
the active Christian work being done in They had come on the Saturday’
1 Japan, and an offertory of seventy dol- afternoon to pay their respects to the
lars was made towards the good work large and distinguished assembly of
being done among the soldiers and Protestant missionaries; the occasion
Hi prisoners by the Y.M.C.A. A resolu- being a reception to the Chinese and
tion was also enthusiastically passed ex- foreign delegates. They stayed on for
pressing the hope that the Japanese the evening meeting to hear the Rev.
Fi Endeavourers would realize the time A. H. Smith, D.D., give his address on
; il had come for them to consider the “The Duty of Native Christians to
desirability of dzrect missionary work. their Emperor and Country.” After Dr.
in China. Smith’s address, the Prefect arose and
If this resolution be acted upon, who’ addressed the congregation. Then fol-
iH can tell its effects upon the Christian lowed addresses from the Taotai and

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_ The Sixth Chinese National Christian Endeavour Convention II

the Hsien. They gave addresses which missionaries of Ningpo, the native pas- I
’ must be reckoned as unique, and the tors and teachers, entered heartily in the i
audience was held spellbound. work of organizing this successful i t
All three spoke appreciatively of the convention.
good done by Protestant missions. The Rev. J. W. Heywood was chair- :
They exhorted the Christians to con- man of the Entertainment Committee. 4 '
: form to the best teaching of Chris- The Rev. G. W. Sheppard was on the od i
tianity. “Do what the ‘Sing-shii’ Place and Meetings Committee. Mr. | |
(Bible) teaches, and you cannot do H.S. Redfern and Dr. Jones were on |
wrong,” was one of the .
official statements. Each a |
in turn -recommended KEES |
the Christians to obey ie . * Hy |
the instructions which yo : iz 1]
had just been read to ges > x i]
them from _ Paul’s ae ee | |
Epistle to the Romans eee. % i I
(chapter xui.), and from ee oe \
the First Epistle of : - _ i]
Peter (chapter 11). . = a : i i
Our three chief man- | ee Se i I
darins stayed on and i 2 eae heat t \
heard the other ad- of es Ba 2 \
dresses arranged as per _———— eee | i
programme, and before a | : Whe | I
leaving, an announce- Re Slee pa {]
ment was sanece that 2 a a i
they desired to enter- la isi
on all the foreign ees mee ee { i
guests and their hosts ee | i |
and hostesses to tiffin on ; — in. | }
Monday, May 15th. sues aa er ae ¢ i I
This feast was at- eo [
tended by about eighty ; re it
foreign ladies and gen- ; Pay | i]
tlemen. Im addition to Piste | i
the Taotai, Prefect, and : Fo i i
Hsien, the Tit’ai ae hee j
(General of the Forces) ae Fe ti ih
was also present. Every. : Caren 3 |
guest was received by : e | Hh
the mandarins as he or as : REE GOS AR i |
she entered the dining- a : is i |
hall, and the pe eo ah i)
function passed off with Oe a oe i ie
éclat. Thirteen tables j Pe / | i)
were provided, and at ae i |
the close of the feast, Rev. J. W. Heywood. i | i)
Dr. Smith suitably ; ‘ f l \]
voiced the thanks of the delegates. the Decoration Committee, and Miss i HY
Presentation copies of the New Abercrombie did good work on the i} |
Testament were given to the native Music Committee. At the evening i |
officials, each copy being suitably meeting of the first day’s proceedings i i ;
inscribed. Mr. Heywood presided. H HH)
May we not hope from the above- At a large and successful womens’ Ht

mentioned incidents that the awakening service, held Saturday afternoon, May if
of China is drawing nigh? 13th, Miss Abercrombie conducted the Ht
The United Methodist Free Churches devotional meeting. Hy

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iI The Sixth Chinese National Christian Endeavour Convention
i At the united meeting of Endea- one hundred and _ twenty dollars.
ii vourers on the Sunday afternoon, May The Chinese Endeavourers fully live
ii} 14th, Mr. Sheppard presided over the up to the name of their society, which
i meeting; and on Monday morning, in Chinese is“ M1EN Lr Hver” “ Mien,”
Hi May 15th, at half-past six am. he also means “To make an effort” “ Tey
1] led the “Quiet Hour.” means “To encourage; to incite.”
| The arduous duties of interpreter for “ Huei,” means “A guild; a society.”
speakers was also ably undertaken by Hence, the Chinese name “Mien Li
| Mr. Sheppard on several occasions. Huei,” has the significance of “ To Rouse
(i It will be of interest to Endeavourers 0 Effort Society.”
i in England to know that the local ex- May we all be roused to greater
! penses of the convention were met by efforts in the service of our Lord and
| contributions by the local Christians. Saviour; to the end that His Kingdom
i The members of the City, Settlement, may come, and His will: be done im
| and East Suburb Churches, contributed earth, as it is done in Heaven.
i The End.
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it : ot a a {
: Seen: Ml gle mmc w
| ed Ze ae Moet ae ee AB eat: eas arnt ateeeet \\ UNIS ite
| es : js eee SBE BEN laea Fh Ete SA Se} \\ iY it lyri eel
Ea oo ere a NN ay
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| ie sre e = emcee pe, ea
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Delegates departing on the s.s. ‘‘ Kiangteen.”’
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A Trip to Ee 1 i
Bobuoya. PART II. H
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BOUT three pm. we pass along dry ground inland and free from 1
A the edge of a wood, and take a swamps. These parts are usually well | |
turn north-west where about studded with thorny bush, and occupied | i
fifty gazelle are quietly picking the by game of various sorts. Now and i= .
grass; these, of course, speedily again one passes through a grove of i | i
scamper away. In less than an hour we trees affording delightful shade, from I
‘ arrive at Dumi, where a European has. the branches of which most gorgeous i
settled and is planting cotton. I was creepers are suspended, the rubber vine i |
welcomed by Mr. P. E. Watcham, and forming no mean part and being in full |
soon had a cup of tea, and a bath, and -bloom; we enjoyed the aroma thereof, H i
_was in form for spending the night. which is not unlike jessamine. These 1 I
Wednesday morning, at half-past changes of scenery are a delight to the i |
seven, the canoe Bra eee sans Wasa Guat SAN pee 1 |
having been sent on ee PCE eee reiine cece) ee | i]
_ by river, I walked Mlle ae rccie st So ee | I
overland, via Bilesa, |e, .% ae eee gee Se ae eh ee ee H |
a large Galla settle- [itieugitiieag, oo. 5 ius Manan Ra ‘' 1 {|
ment, .to Kulesa, |g UARis iets)? hee eter ear 7 alan) i} |
where I arrived [Bap Getjar oo ee See i)
about noon. ..,. . 3: he Spe co eae RASC Oe ae
te Heyes, the i. ee Ge aad. Se a Hi i}
ee ee oe a cage ee Sai {
there, was busy aS Pa : Pi ae oe. eae i i
building, hence | |eaa\\iiiirr i ie i} |
was left to myself a |RRIRRAIAIaee ems Wi be ee oo i i
goed ge After a |RSS eigen 0 RR erp 7; on
ath and some re- |iAsssaiAISM eg) )/a commer cee mm gy ee)
freshment, I had a | 7 pe ees —_ FTN eae sce at |
quiet read. We _ |RtpSsiGsiis i siete anes os iy ie oe |
dined about sunset, |SiRMGR Ags cease Gua lie | i
and at half-past |AReeeee necieeteteee a 4 Rees | 4
nine I crept into the |ege PA sl cee Se NEN ETA aD | |
canoe, made my View in Golbanti. ' Hy
bed, and we set out : : |
for a night’s journey. The river, being eye, more especially as the sun rises,
exceedingly low, allowed of night travel as on this occasion. | |
with little inconvenience, as above As the day advances the heat, of i I
Kulesa the mosquitoes are not so course, becomes more intense, and the i HT |
numerous. I slept until one am., then canoe. men apply their snuff very | Hf |
gave the men permission to land and freely; this, they say, adds to their | i )
take a few hours’ sleep at Bendera. At wisdom. After a pinch of the grateful Hi}
five a.m. we started for Mwina. and comforting weed, they will lap up i | \
The river scenery does not change water from the river scarcely uttering a { HI
greatly on the lower Tana. It consists word unless a village is near. ||
chiefly of sloping banks well cultivated We arrive in due course at Mwina, a i | i
in inhabited districts, and bearing crops Pokomo town, where we concluded that | Hi)
of rice on the edge of water; maize, a night journey-would be more advisable i |
tobacco, beans, plantains, etc, are also. than to go forward at midday, hence all i Hf
grown. In other parts the banks are hands-aré soon busy gathering firewood, a (
steep, some twelve or fourteen feet cooking food, etc, and the evening | Hl
from the water’s level, with high and comes right’ speedily. i Hi
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i A Trip t> Bobuoya
{| About six p.m., as the sun is setting, The singing was all one could desire
iH} we enter the canoe. The river in front from the point of view of noise. One
1} of ‘us is one expanse of golden light as of the men of Bobuoya prayed, and the
iil the sun sheds his departing rays along service on the whole. of bless-
i its surface. ing. There are manifest signs of new
i] Away go the men whooping, paddles and better life beginning.
‘| splashing the water, forcing the canoe On Monday I visited the outside
1 along at high speed. Darkness quickly towns, had a good time until returning
1 falls, when, lo! we are unduly tormented home, when I was caught in.a shower
| by mosquitoes for the space of an hour of rain; a proper African shower, which
i or two. In due course, I get a little within five minutes flooded the roadway
Hi sleep, and about one am. am awakened about twelve inches deep. This was
to find that our journey is ended and accompanied by thunder and lightning.
i Bobuoya is reached. I tramped along for two and a-half
Ht We make our beds on shore as quietly hours, reaching. Bobuoya more dead
as possible, the only sound which than alive. No ill effect followed, except
i greeted our ears being the barking of that it brought out of the wood around
ii half a score dogs. ge all the insects im-
| Here we _ rested ae ce aginable, there be-
until break of day. ing thousands of
| Since my _ last peed oy. creeping things.
visit Bobuoya has —— S whose names I can-
improved greatly. ree ine not call to mind;
There are more i | em ae these took up
people, more cattle, —— Ora ee \ quarters in every
, and a better state ae 1 place, among food,
1] ‘of things generally. , < ome: in bed, among one’s
( At morning sérvice a eee clothes, everywhere
hi there were twenty- =. & oF ; adding to the in-
ii five present, all liv- | Se, ieee Hemes to Peli he
iH ing in town. Ser- ap, > ae er abroad.
Hy vice over, we had (o sie Som! After school on
school, when the met *, Ca Tuesday morning [
pupil teacher was thi dit, set out for the re-
i set to work. Then RSS aE turn journey to
j came a few affairs oF ix ats a Golbanti, had a
i) tosettle One ais i usually comes in Mr Phillipson river, arrived at
ik for a lot of complaints, all of Kulesa in time for dinner, and after a
i which one has to hear with patience. night journey, reached Golbanti about
One seeks to recover debt; another nine am. on Wednesday morning.
asks to be advised respecting his wife, There are distinct signs of advance
who persists in being disobedient, etc. and prosperity among us, but, as I have
etc. For a full day visitors come from often said, our success among the
outside, there is genera} greeting and Gallas will ever be limited owing to the
] talk. I set about preparing Shakalla for scattered population, their wandering
a tour up country. habits and the fewness of the people.
| : : Our hope, however, is in God, all souls
On Sunday several outsiders come to are His, and we may some day find a
service, which was held at a quarter to great and effectual door open unto us
| seven, there being thirty-four present. in the regions beyond.
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| 3 The End. 4
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Martyrs a As ROBERT BREWIN. t
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and Youns. fe nate, | |
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Confessors : CHARLES NEW.

ANY years ‘ago there lived, in a ‘ Well, I thought, ‘that seems to be the | |
happy home at Walham man whose likeness I have seen.’ He hi} |

Green, in London, two put out his hand, and said, ‘Mr. New?” | |
brothers, Joseph and Charles, who both ‘My name is New,’ | replied; ‘ Mr. 4 i
became missionaries of the United Wakefield, I presume?’ I found his 1 4
Methodist Free Churches. Joseph arm within my own, and we walked to | |
went out to the deadly climate of the Custom House.” That was the first / 1
Sierra Leone, in West Africa, and meeting these two good men had to- | HH
preached Christ there. His grave is in. I Hi
the beautiful cemetery of Freetown. fj ; i i
Charles became a missionary to |, i i
Eastern Africa, and after about twelve |. © aa : i |
years of brave and self-denying service | ese 2 : I! i
there, “fell asleep,” and was laid to AWN x h
rest, on February 14th, 1875, at Ribé, |; Pi)! ee iW 1
where Edward Butterworth and Re- |, — s a Hl ;
becca Wakefield had gone to. their a 1
“long home” before him. It is the |: aan | ee a - i

story of Charles New’s life and death Cs ‘ — : |
that I have now to tell you. ae i |
He was born on January 25th, 1840, ee a HO
and when he wa a little mae ie six- | a i |
teen years of age gave his heart to | — aaa ee 1 Rh
God, and begat at free to work. for ae Ren ke i 1h
Jesus. He first became a minister and oe eS i] HE
then a missionary. One day, when he |= 3s eee i Hl
was in a railway train, on his way from | \e fe ZZ ae OE
Cornwall to Bristol, there was a terrible | SSS pe eee | |
accident. The carriage in which Charles SS Se : Hy }
New was travelling was smashed to | SSS Ne q j
pieces, and the cries and groans of the NSN Oe ae) | |
bleeding sufferers were most distressing oo ee Sa ee Le 4 Hy |
to hear. But Mr. New escaped quite |* eS en | Hl
unhurt, and this led him to give his life === erro | HH |
afresh to God. When he was asked to Rev. Charles New. i] i}
go out to help Mr. Wakefield in East | ||
Africa, he cheerfully consented, even gether. They have had a still more i H |
though the sad news had just come to memorable meeting even than that one. i Hh
hand of his brother Joseph’s early death I mean their meeting, many years after- | Hi
~in Western Africa. wards, in Heaven. ' Hh
As quickly as possible he sailed away From Mombasa they proceeded to- i HA
to Eastern Africa, and Mr. Wakefield gether to’ Ribé, where an iron house | Hi
met him at the landing-place, at the sea- had been _ built, and Mr. Wakefield i) i
port of Mombasa. He thus tells us the — listened with delight to all the news his | Hi
story of his first meeting with Mr. fellow missionary had brought him i
Wakefield. “I saw aman, witha whiter from England. It was a delightful i | i
face than those around him, looking evening. The black people were Hi HI
toward us. I thought ‘It may be Mr. delighted to see Mr. New; he soon i
Wakefield.’ At last we came to the land- made friends with them, and he and i H
ing-place, and I stepped on shore. Mr. Wakefield worked hard at learning | ] i
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| the languages of East Africa, that they One said, ‘J am hungry, but I cannot
1) might preach Christ to them. At go away. Another said, ‘I am not
il) Christmas the missionaries gave the satisfied with looking at this man, and
i black boys a feast. Mr. New says: never shall be.’ Another said, ‘I have
\\\ “Seventeen boys were present. Our no wish, but to remain here.” Another
1 provisions consisted of a quantity of remarked, ‘Look at this man: he has
| rice and Indian corn, boiled, besides a everything, and is able to do everything.
i| goat, which had been killed on the same Look at his hair, his beard, his nose, his
day. A steaming, piled-up dish of rice, eyes—how they shine. I wish I were a
and topped by many pieces of goat’s white man. He has the skin of a new-
ti flesh, was placed upon the groundinthe born babe.’” Mr. New adds: “ This
midst of four boys. One of the groups — kind of thing is sickening, but it must
iH had five boys round it. When grace was be borne.”
said, the boys made a most determined At last success came, and one day in
i attack upon the castles before them and July, 1870, nearly twenty persons were
i demolished them. After a second and_ received into our little Church at Ribé,
third supply had been set before them, by baptism. Mr. New paid a visit to
ii one of them turned his back upon the England, and stirred up in thousands of
Hi] foe. Mr. Wakefield said, ‘What does our people a deep interest in our East
| that mean,’ and I replied, ‘I suppose he African Mission. When he returned to
i has had enough. It was even so: he Ribé he found another grave, that of
was conquered at last. Another and Rebecca Wakefield, there. Mrs. Wake-
| another boy followed his example, and field had died on July 16th, 1873. In
our object in calling them together was a few short months after his return to
i explained to them. All the boys but East Africa Mr. New died also. He
i one promised to attend school regularly, had been on a journey to Chagga (in
| | and then, after a few more words, were the interior), with a view of opening a
| dismissed.” new mission there. Mandara, the cruel
i The boys did not keep their pro- chief of the country, caused his death.
| mises, even though presents of calico He robbed him of everything and
were given to them, and for some years threatened to kill him if he did not give
i the work was very discouraging. The up all hehad. The loss of his medicine
| | Rev. Edward Butterworth came out to chest was the most serious of all. He
Ribé in the spring of 1864, but in six was taken ill on the way home to Ribé.
short weeks he died of African fever, He was carried for a while, and then lay
and Mr. New and Mr. Wakefield buried down to die. He said, “I am afraid 1
| him. Mr. New made two important shall never see Mr. Wakefield”? He
i journeys into the Galla country, and he wrote Mr. Wakefield a note to come to
met with some singular adventures. him at once if he could. Mr. Wakefield
i; The people had never seen a white man hurried off immediately, but, alas, Mr.
i before, and they were never tired of New had passed away. His body was
looking at him. Mr. Newsays:“ Crowds carried to Ribé and buried there. He
| ho gathered about, and pressed themselves was a brave missionary and was “ faith-
| upon us. I could not get rid of them. ful unto death.” |
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HE following incident is related by would be certain to possess it. We do i |
| a German writer of unquestion- not vouch for the soundness of this |
able veracity: “I knew a family conclusion, but we are on safe ground i ai
of coarse and thoroughly commonplace’ when we say Providence is our side I | 1h
people, who had a daughter so beautiful when we are in a lofty mood. Acting | |
in appearance, and refined in manners, on this belief, the British Government | ih
that it seemed impossible she could be- has decided to open a school at Bo, in ii! 1]
long to the same family. Iwasso struck the Mendi Country, West Africa, where i)
with the difference between parent and the sons of the chiefs of that district iil i
child that I paid a visit to the mother, are to be trained for the responsibilities ii | |
and made sundry inquiries about her which await them. The much respected Y i | |
and her daughter, and this was the pur- and capable superintendent ‘of our West i)
port of her reply. ‘Yes, Nellie is my African Mission, the Rev. James i |
own child; she was born in a shed in Proudfoot, has been pressed to accept He }
North Tennessee. We were very poor the responsible office of Principal. It | i }
then; but there is a book I must tell is a most important undertaking, and, [| |
you about, for it lifted me right out of with such a man at its head, it contains Hi |
myself. One day a pedlar called, and the promise of a great uplifting for Hi ii
among the articles he offered for sale the tribes immediately concerned. Hi {|
was alittle book which quite took my It is now universally held that dis- Hi HE
fancy. I did want that book, but I was positions and tendencies, be they good i j i
so poor that I could not see how I could _ or bad, are transmissible to descendants, | |
‘ break my little store of two dollars and but biologists are divided on the ques- Hi 1)
buy it. So he packed up his traps and tion of the transmission of acquired | VW
departed. When he was gone, 1 could characteristics. Still, this difference of F Ht
think of nothing but that book. So I opinion among them does not weaken I | Hy
walked four miles in order to overtake our argument. If Herbert Spencer and I, Ht]
the pedlar and buy the book. The next his school are right in their contention fit | Ht
day I began to read the beautiful story, that acquired characteristics are trans- i ' j
and for days and weeks I lived with missible, the missionary’s course is i Hi
those people in the story. I went with clear: he should earnestly strive to | Hy}
them to their Scotch home. I saw them Christianize the barbarian, and sub- Hi if
on moor and lake, in castle and on __ stitute for the evil tendencies and tastes i Hi
mountain. I lived with Ellen Douglas, that now exist, better traits of charac- Hi Hi
with Allen Bane and his harp. And_ ter, which, being transmitted, shall pro- | HY
when my baby came, and grew into duce nobler forms of manhood. If i HII
such a pretty girl, and so smart, too, it Weismann and his school are correct, | |
seemed as if Providence was ever so and the peculiarities of individuals are - Hy Hil
good to me. But, there, children are due to environment, he need not bate fi ih
- mysteries. I have wondered a thousand his activity in the least, since a civiliza- Hi i
times why Nellie was such a lady.” tion which is thoroughly saturated with i HiT
The story which so fascinated that the Christian spirit is the best known Hi HI)
poor woman, which lifted her to a _ habitat of manhood in its highest form. I HI)
higher plane of life, and had such an Verification of these truths is to be 1 |
influence upon her unborn child, was found in all our mission fields. Light | HN
Sir Walter Scott’s “Lady of the Lake.” has streamed through windows which / | i
A few months ago Professor Karl had been curtained for centuries. We Hi HiT
Pearson delivered a lecture in London have among our native agents men i | |
on “The Mysteries of Heredity,’ in whose parents were squalid savages. | | |
which he argued that if a good In their case a bad descent has been i iH
characteristic could be kept in a family followed by a good ascent. | | |
for two generations, then the offspring Further, it is the teaching of heredity |
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I} that a bad vital inheritance may be cess of decay is always more rapid than
i modified and improved by a good en- the process of growth?, so in the :
ii vironment. It may be a common fault vegetable world. [Fruit rots more
Ait with certain social reformers to place quickly than it ripens.. True, the opera-. ~
1) too much to the credit of environment tion of this law in the redemptive pro-
1) in the shaping of character. cess is slower than in a deteriorating
i It takes a soul one
1 To move a body—it takes a high-souled man But we should set over against this
1 To move the masses, even to a cleaner stye; : : age 5 :
i Tistalccsether ileal enbonlog cane sche made the solemn fact that evil carries with it
i] The dust of the actual: and your Fouriers failed; the germs of decay: somewhat after
i Because ae Pee enone it understand the fashion that certain physical diseases
ti Sate aes Hg ane hens exhaust themselves by their own viru-
t Still, it . - fact which cannot be lence—whereas truth and goodness are
} ee that, ae aap wees cit- indestructible. We need not remind the
Mi cumstances cannot be guaranteed to readers of this journal how the truth is
i transform a man’s moral nature, unpro- set before us in the Scriptures. It is,
Hi pitious circumstances may make it very however, a significant fact that it is one
(| difficult for him to mse. There are of those great moral truths which meet
ti institutions = 1n- this country whose us on the very threshold of Scripture
i management raises annually thousands revelation. The ringleader of the rebel
\ of pounds to change the environment world may bruise the Deliverer’s heel,
of ill-born children. Does not this but, in the end, the Deliverer shall
ESN OG sees eg SUPP CIS oe mse bruise a head. oe ae aoe ae
ti 1 t at_a_ be expressed in the Decalogue,, which
ii inheritance may be modified? It means assures us that while the consequences
‘| that ey, are convinced that, in propor- of sin may run through three or four
| Hon as ae environment of a child is generations, the results of righteousness
ea Brees ae pope are shall endure to a thousand generations.
1 multiple at he will be good. ow- It is outside the scope of this paper
| ever vile a child's ancestry may have to show how our missionaries have, in
| heen, 3 he is placed where everything the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ 3
| 3 ar d power which can break the force oO
| motive to purity and honour, the good inherited, as well as acquired, tenden-
in him will be stimulated, and the evil cies to evil, but a wise man will not
| vie we Dae Th epee ee ee
} \ \ med. modern research has shown to be on his
| in India who delight in a temperature side.
| which would prostrate us, and yet their Ripe owriligne iss avant inere
parents went from this country. Change The thickest cloud earth ever stretched;
| of environment has produced a change That, after Last, returns the First,
i} | in organism. eeu wade poner nye Be eo
} | = st at wha egan est, can en wors
i { Are iS told that in the operation of Nor what God blessed once, prove accurst.*
a heredity evil seems to have an advan- ~~ tones nal Iss Ane Rats
ea tage over good, in the fact that the pro- Gen btomnines 1) 62:
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God.—Ps. xvi; 1 Pet. 1. 3—9. The Promise of the Spirit—Joel 11. i |
An inheritance is not earned; it is Up eR rr yo iy |
received. The son inherits his father’s _ Of Joel and his age we know prac- Ik HE
estate, title, or wealth, in virtue of his tically nothing, but he has left us a We i
blood relationship. Israel obtained precious book of prophecy marked | i Hh
the “ goodly heritage » of Canaan as by great literary beauty and spiritual Ii { ||
God’s child. There is a _ spiritual insight. Read it through. He is the i 1
Israel composed of those who have prophet of the great repentance, of f | Hh
been born to a new life in Christ, and the pentecostal gift, and of the final | HI
who thus become “ joint heirs” with conflict of good and evil. St. Peter_ ie
Him, inheritors of the Kingdom of quoted his words on the day of pente- HA | Wh
Heaven. This inheritance is imma- cost, and claimed that they were then Hi Hi
terial (1 Pet. i. 4), glorious (Eph. i. 18), and there fulfilled. In every succeed- tf HT
eternal (Heb. 1x. 15), and is shared ing revival they have been fulfilled il Hl
with all the saints (Acts. xx. 32). anew. We may still claim the pro- i |
_ FEBRUARY 11TH—Man’s Bottle and eee il; Ht
HE Man's N d from Heaven the Hol i |OU
God’s Well——Gen. xxi. 14—20. PO ee | |
This story is to be used as a parable Be this our Pentecost. e I i HI |
to illustrate the bounty of God’s pro- FEBRUARY 25TH—The Time _ of | Hy
vision for our needs.’ Hagar’s water- Prayer.—Dan. vi. 1—13; Luke xvii. li hi
skin was soon exhausted in the wilder- 18. : oe i j Hl
ness, but God directed her to a fresh “Prayer,” it has been said, “is the nt HW
supply. Many go mourning and dis- characteristic of religion.” A Chris- a) HH |
consolate through the world, yet near tian should pray without ceasing. Yet Mi HH
them is the perennial spring of he will'scarcely do this apart from the i
Divine grace, a well of water spring- discipline of definite times and specific il! We
ing up into everlasting life. acts of prayer. Let nothing interfere it We
Beneath the cross those waters rise, and he with the daily habit. Of Maurice it hi {|
Mewhonandsithemmerhere: was said: “ He never began any work Hii 1 i
All through the wilderness of ‘life the living or any book without preparing for it iH 1 i
i ean Det oie Br by prayer. Whenever he woke in the i Ht
ne geet ollow in his steps, until where’er night he was always praying.” Glad- \ |
The moral wastes begin to bud and blossom stone speaks of the short intervals of Hi I |
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1] ties for brief or ejaculatory prayer.” .month’s ECHO, whereby it is hoped to
| NEWS FROM OUR SOCIETIES. raise the cost of the Missionary Train-
| The annual report of the Cornwall ing. Sue ae Pest Cay Sa
1 Sag é nS C.E. and kindred societies. 1s was
Hi coun Me a Te en ae heartily received by those present. _

| Reena s : SOS ce, The Rev. W. Locke Smith, of Kings-
i Methodists, three Bible Christian, and hae B lasted : a
1 one Methodist New Connexion. ‘There eo’. evtcrad anc ected 2 WiGe Ripicent
it i of the Bristol and district C.E. union.

i are only eleven officers altogether, and
if nine of these belong to the three De- DEE Ace ue:
| nominations now negotiating for Union. A copy of this has been sent to every
i Mrs. Edgar Trounson, of Redruth, is Society with which we are able to com-
i the general secretary, and Mr. H. p. municate. Corresponding secretaries
‘| Vivian, of Camborne, the treasurer. Who have not received one will oblige
1 Several of the societies have been by writing to the Secretary. The bur-
i blessed with large increases of member- den of the letter is the Training Insti-
tt ship as a result of evangelistic services tte for East Africa. Let every society
i held during the year. The greatest in- do its part, and the end will be accom-
i crease occurs in our own society at Plished. We desire this to be the
i | Mousehole (Penzance), where the mem- especial work of young Free Methodists,
| bers have gone up from forty-one to hence we appeal to guilds, Christian
Hi 123. The junior societies at Camborne bands and junior classes to aid in this
"4 ‘ have given services at country chapels noble undertaking.
it in aid of missionary funds. 1.B.RA.
i The Barnsley and District Union held As’ we hoped, there has been a
ij its annual conference in December, gratifying increase in the number of
| | under the presidency of Mr. J. Marshall, applications for cards of membership
Het | who is a Free Methodist. During the for the year 1906. At the time of
i] proceedings the secretary, Mr. J. R. writing our supply is practically ex-
Wilkinson, also a Free Methodist, was hausted, and we ‘shall be under the
| presented with an American roll-top necessity of supplementing it by cards
desk on his retirement from the office, from the Sunday School Union, without
which he has worthily filled for four our special imprint. Testimonies are
years. It was stated that the number continually being borne to the useful-
of societies had increased during that ness of this department of Christian
i period from twenty-one to forty, and work. The daily readings not only fur-
that the membership had grown pro- nish a guide to the prohtable study of
ee | portionately. the Scriptures, but they are an excellent
i At Bristol, under the auspices of the preparation for the Sunday School
ie Free Methodist Council, a YOUDE peo- lessons.

eH ple’s demonstration was held in For informati ae Guan j

i Bethesda Chapel, Redfield. Mr. W. H. work write the See ee
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human kind “fifty | agitation had subsided, i i
years ago” is a : but the Churches that i i;
matter of history, not had been formed were { i i
of remembrance. Still, ioe not welded together. i \
there are some who re- | a Pi Gracious souls in ) i
collect the scenes and : ye a both Communions Hy
circumstances of “fifty ee ae loved the idea of ti
years ago.” LONG ace, RERUN et AN 7 Union, and sought to i
“Fifty years ago” aa — 1 ea promote it practically. | |
Victoria was on the a nh ROE he Negotiations were suc- i |
throne in all the glory |f#aae PN ¥ cessful. In 1857 the ih | |
of her ripe womanhood, ae ce eae 4 hopes that had been i | |
and she had still beside |i (eles 4 cherished were lost _in i i Hh
her Albert, her faithful os ll er full fruition. The Hf |
and much-loved Con- Cea amalgamation of the Hi |
sort. Political power iota a Wesleyan Methodist HH HE
was in the hands of the Bos Association and the i j
great middle class; the Wesleyan Reformers ne |
artizan and the peasant was - effected — the HE |
had no part in electing United Methodist Free Hit |
the grand council of the Churches were formed. i HH
- nation. But there were The Union on one i; Ht
statesmen living who Rev. Joseph Kirsop. side was complete, on i ' |
knew how “to take the other was partial. He 1
occasion by the hand,” and enlarge the Some Wesleyan Reformers repudiated aH i
bounds of political freedom. the idea of Connexional property and a yf HH
Fifty years ago” some of the. Conference or Assembly with the power Hl i
secrets of nature, now open, had not of ministerial appointment. These re- nie HH
been revealed. Nothing was known mained separate, and formed the Wes- i ii
-of radium, réntgen rays, argon, or wire- leyan Reform Union, which still exists, a j i
less telegraphy. _ Some of our travelling and has undoubtedly done good in its i HH
conveniences did not exist. Motor sphere. ae Hl; | \
cars may not be exactly a boon and a Fifty years ago the Missionary i | Hi
blessing to men, but we delight in the Secretary was not evolved. Five years \) i Hii
swift and elegant electric car. Fifty later the Rev. Richard Chew promoted Wi We
years ago the United Methodist Free a great revolution in the formation of i) Hi
‘Churches did not exist, or, at least, by a Foreign Missionary Committee, of } | |
that name. The Wesleyan Methodist which the Rey. R. Eckett was the first I Hi
Association “had a distinct organization. Secretary. He was an able man, and || {|
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| he had able successors, the Revs. S. S. It is highly desirable that his. wish
| Barton, John Adcock, George Turner, should be fulfilled in the augmentation
i and H. T. Chapman. It is_a solemn of the missionary income, and the
i thought that all the past Missionary destruction of the deficit. To do either
11 Secretaries have gone into the silent or both may require some sacrifice or
1) land save good John Adcock, who lives — self-denial.
i} on yf aeyanced eM; ee One minister writes: “I do not know
i _ Of oc at Sein Ga Sea what I can surrender. I cannot give
| it mignt not De Scemy 0; Say ee. up tobacco, for] ‘nevereuseit. al-can-
| Sacrifice,” said’ Winter Hamilton, “was oe i Sie or wine. for. 1d t
1 not offered to heroes till after sunset,” Hee I e 1 id th aase
i and long may it be ere Mr. Chapman’s died ee = ot “1 Fe Coe
: life-sun declines in the western sky. ¢ eo Aece role te Oe ee as
il Yet it is simple truth to say that in him oath there; and if some boys, in
I a masculine understanding, physical another case, said they were prepared to
i and mental energy, with great spiritual 81!V€ UP Soap, I cannot follow them.
| devotedness, are all engaged for the Yet the burden of an old song was
} cause of missions. this, “Love will find out a way.”
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| oe eo in teresting to stand be-
xing the year ce fore a finished pro-
i 1906 as the jubilee of 2 pan ik, duct, and gaze with
1 our Missionary Society. ae ‘a pride upon the great-
. But this one fact con- ee ee ness and grandeur of
fronts us, that this ae Ee f a. a completed work. - It
| year we present our ey Se ee é is equally inspiring,
: fiftieth home and a ¥ : Pee Qt and far more profit-
eters ee ae A able, to consider the
| Penishes a sctable | | MMMM! Which it has passed,
ii opportunity for re- ee ke ee and the living agents
|| moe the Pe and a Fl by, and through, whom
| aa indicating the possi- ge — it has been wrought.
| bilities and direction Be (a A. stately edifice ee
| | oe ec Bor aiabe Manistee coe wa Ou admiration and
| No one can thought- SP eraas aes aes eed our pride, but
i fully review the his- a : how much more profit-
| tory of our Churches Pesca peer elie gad able to know the
| during the last fifty oe ee materials of which it
years without feelings an. has been built, and
ih of gratitude to God ——______ ————--—— the numberless men
| for His guiding mercy, Rev. John Moore. and ministries that
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ia and at the same time ( ; : have embellished it
th | cherishing legitimate pride in the with beauty and wealth.
7 | strength, oe devotion and _ sacri- No period of ecclesiastical history has
| fice of our fathers. Through the been more critical, and none more fruit-
| blessing of God they have wrought ful, than the past fifty years. In that
il out for us a glorious history, and have eventful period our Denomination has
|| endowed us with a heritage, rich and played ‘an important part., We came
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into existence as a protest against the to rest satisfied with watching the evolu- | Y
tyranny of a clerical monopoly, and our tion of this seed germ of ecclesiastical i i
existence among Methodists is only liberty, beginning with the expulsion of i
justified by the fact that we stand for our fathers from the parent body, and al |
the free exercise of individual rights slowly expanding with the growth and | :
and privileges in the government of the development of our own Denomination. il | |
Church. Our fathers asserted the broad prin- i ;
No man had a clearer insight of the ciple of equality in church-membership, i 1H
wealth and power of Christian fellow- and claimed for each member equal ii j
ship than John Wesley. We are firmly rights and privileges in the government |
convinced that the strength and success of the Church. They protested against di] i
of Methodism are due to the provision any order of officials assuming, exclu- i | 1)
he made for this social element. The sively, rights and. privileges that ia i
“Society” he formed had this as its belonged alike to all. a
most important function. He defined That principle appears self-evident in i |
-it as: “A company of men, having the any faithful expression of the New { | |
form, and seeking the power of godli- Testament conception of a Church. But ii | i
ness ; united, in order to pray together, the Reformers of “’49” had to suffer i | 1
to receive the word of exhortation, to untold hardships for its advocacy, and ii i
watch over one another in love, to work because of their adherence to this Hit |
out their own salvation.” An unmistak- principle were finally expelled from the i | | {|
able source of strength and blessmg ' Wesleyan Church. eae i if
was opened in this new institution of These men established a communion | i i)
Christian fellowship. It became a great of believers holding tenaciously this i i |
social solvent. It was the dynamic central principle. Out of poverty and ti
chamber of the early Methodist Church. weakness they and their successors have |
Had Wesley realized the full scope of wrought out our constitution, built our iH |
his purpose, and carried it to its logical Churches and Sunday Schools, started Hy |
conclusion, he would doubtless have missions at home and abroad, estab- i
saved his “societies” from many a _ lished institutions for the training of its i ij
difficulty and danger. they have since ministers, and reared and perfected an I Hi
experienced, and Wesleyan Methodism organization fully equipped for carry- \
would have been much more effective ing on efficiently the work of a Al HT
than it is to-day. His Churches would Christian community. ie |
have had a much larger sphere of They were brave men and true, not Wu Hy
action. There would have been more faultless, but faithful to their concep- i i
room for freedom and development. tion of ecclesiastical freedom: fearless Hn
The laity would have had assigned to in their advocacy of truth; generous in i |
them a place in the government of the the contributions they made to the com- a HI
Church. Instead, their only function mon cause, and statesmenlike and judi- Wi |
and sphere of activity were in the dis- cial in their efforts to construct and con- dl Ht}
cipline and training of the religious ex- _solidate our Denominational life. They | i 1}
perience of the new community. It were worthy men, and held with a Hi |
- was largely the lack of this breadth, and mighty grip the principles of freedom At |
the limitation of the control and govern- and equality; and with undaunted pur- Hi |
ment of the Churches to the ministry, pose and unwearied zeal, laboured to i i
that gave birth to many of the struggles embody these principles in our Church Hi i i
and disruptions of the early Methodist . life. It is the harvest of their toil and \)! Hi
Church, and none of them gave a more _ sacrifice we reap to-day. As we review Mi HY
effective protest and expression to it the past, we cannot but exclaim: “We | HH |
than our own “ Free Churches.” went through fire and water, but Thou l | | \
It would be interesting to trace the roughtest us out into a wealthy place.” | |
development of this idea in our own In 1856 we had 19,501 members, i) Hf
Churches, and ‘the leavening power it mninety-six itinerant ministers and 243 I 1) 1
has exercised upon the ecclesiastical and chapels. Since that date we have con- Hi 1 |
civic life of the community. But our sented to the Union of our New Zea- \ Hf
. Space will not suffice. Weare compelled land Churches and those in Tasmania i ;
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1\ Our Home Missions
i cand. Australia, numbering thirty-four But the greatest danger arises from
| ministers, eighty chapels and 2,857 the unhealthy desire, in a Methoaist
ii members. With these deductions, we Church, for the luxury of exclusive
i| reported last year, on our home and ministerial service. We cannot disguise
| foreign stations, 397 ministers, 1,372 the fact that many circuits have be-
1) chapels and 88,223 members. Surely come overstaffed with ministers, making
‘| the Lord was in the movement, and He the financial strain to meet the local
| has wonderfully blessed us. liabilities so great as to tax to the
| But what of the future? Neither utmost the generosity of the people.
i Church nor individual can continue to Two very serious results are manifest.
| live upon its past. There are certain First, the diminution of local preachers,
i propulsive movements that seek to dis- and second, the inability of the circuits to
it lodge from the old, and either by meetany exceptional call. Ido not know
il wooing or compulsion bring it into which is the greater evil of the two;
| living relation with the new. It cannot _ they are certainly closely related to each
i with safety rest. It must go forth to other, with the consequent failure to
ii serve or die. It is the same with com- work country causes, and the inability
i] munities. If they will not take their to take an important part in aggressive
Hi place and act their part in the great mission work. The Methodist Church
| progressive life, “they shrink away and owes a great deal to its lay ministry. It
| droop and die.” It is to this decisive could never have spread itself over the
i : and critical stage we, as a Denomina- ‘ country, fixing itself in every village,
1 tion, have come. What the response but for this wonderful agency. And
i will be I have not the least shadow of a our palmiest days have gone by, if the
Hi doubt. I can already see unmistakable demand for ministerial supply closes the
| signs of a vigorous and aggressive life. pulpits of our best. Churches from the
' The last fifty years have been remark- munistry of our local preachers. It is a
able for growth and consolidation. I policy of isolation, of luxury, destruc-
am bold enough to prophesy the next tive of the best elements of Methodism,
fifty will be equally memorable for and fraught with untold danger to the
|| Church aggression. We have been _ success of the future.
| summoned, by the rapid and extensive (2) There is a kindred danger, viz.,
i changes in our national life, to take a the accentuation of the individual
part in attempting the solution of the . against the corporate life of our
i complex problems of modern society; Churches. We need to emphasize the
| and the response of our members to the unity of circuit life. Its bonds need
Twentieth Century Extension appeal, strengthening and enlarging. Section-
linked, as it is, to the bounding, pulsing alizing, except for pastoral work, is a
ie | life of our ministry for spiritual aggres- weakness to any Methodist Church. It
i | sion, is sufficient evidence that we shall loses the inspiration ofa larger fellow-
iH not be wanting in taking our proper ship; it forfeits the judicial control and
ih) 1 place in the spiritual progress of the guidance of an efficient executive; it
next half-century. destroys the possibility of any move-
nie | There are one or two dangers we ment of extension with any degree of
need to guard against: success. The power of initiative, com-
(1) An undue straining of our finan- manding enthusiasm, and _ corporate
-cial resources. It may arise from atoo unity, are sacrificed by the profitless
frequent appeal of the central authority _ divisions and sectionalizations of circuits.
ie for support for the increasing demands We sincerely hope for a return to this
| of the Denomination. Irritation, born larger life that may make possible
L I -of such a policy, may become inflam- glorious united work for Christ and His
we i matory by repetition. Some arrange- cause.

Bi ments should be made in every Church, I—The problems that confront us
for a stated time, say, in autumn and_ were never greater than they are to-day.
-spring, for Denominational appeals, and The depopulation of our villages, and

= at these periods emphasized and the consequent impoverishment in

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Churches, can only be met successfully without which the Central Executive | y
by the sacrifice and service of our cannot move with any hope of success. ii i
brethren in the towns. They need (1) United effort on the part of each | tii
financial support, but they need, still District. By this we mean the concen- i !
more, the sympathetic service of intelli- Bearion Ge a ee SA eecae | | |
eee ee tt ae ae ceceit Baiadares "An eee District Hi
- secured, with the auxiliary help from ye aie f Si d Hi 4
Connexional sources, they may be able ud oe assured o 1 united ee li i
to stand in their poverty and weakness Chi ay asten upon L ae ae S a Hl i
against the tyranny and oppression to ld: Cea: Sees ogy i |
which they are subject. They wonder- [24 cae ail, CO Teun ees i | |
fully repay the expenditure by the pure Sale 1 poe nuecee pelea ad S; en i i
faith of men and ions with which Rae e case, give adequate ij
they replenish our city Churches, and SS Taek nape : nl Hi
the bold. intrepid messengers they send (2) ee ans) ae By oe i
into our ministry. They need our help, we mean the cheerful contributions o Hl i
” oi the wealthy laymen to a central District
and we cannot do without them. : ; ies i
ae fund, and a systematic contribution of iH
Il—The changed condition of our the Churches by at least annual collec- i
town and city Churches is causing tions on its behalf. With these condi- i |
anxiety. The stately Churches filled tions assured, the full extent of the | i
with congregations thirty years ago are resources of the Denomination will be fH
left stranded amid a population more taxed to ensure success. ii
dense and populous and poor, but vic- The glorious possibilities open to us i
tims of vice, and intemperance, and 45 4 Denomination fill one with a desire, /
daily feeding on foul air and foul strong and intense, to relive one’s life, | |
thoughts. ‘Their only refuge from and maintain perennial strength to take ! i .
houses, fetid and overcrowded, 1s part in the work of the next fifty years. Hi
found in the public-house, where, Surely, we, of all the Free Churches, 4 |
soaked in intemperance, they seek to have a message for these strenuous HH |
drown their misery. The usual service, times, If not, then our end is near, and Hi i)
effective and helpful in times past, has Gyr doom is sure. Unless a Church can Wl
no attraction for them. It has no vital ender some solution for the social pro- HI | HH
touch with their life, and can give no pjems of our times it has no right to be. | i|
refuge for their distress, and no solace {jnless it has some message—arrestive, Wi |
for their misery. Shall we give up progressive, purifying—its part is i
these Churches, or seek to restore their played. But that is not the interpreta- Hi
utility? The answer has been effec- tion T would give of our Church. On i
tively given in Leeds and London, and jhe contrary, | believe it to be ready | HI}
we are confident the desire of our ang eager to take its part and do its | |
people is to still more largely carry out \ork ~ Our equipment is of all iil }
this policy. ‘ Churches the most effective. We have 1 i
IlI1—The growth and development of a polity in harmony with the times, il |
our suburbs—so rapid and extensive—_ proclaiming equality to the utmost limits | Hi Hh)
is another difficulty confronting us. In of its membership. The laity of our i | i
larger London a new town of 60,000 Churches is loyal, generous, sympathetic Hd Hy
inhabitants is built each year, and in and true. Our ministry is intelligent, {i H|
the great centres of industry a similar evangelical; pulsing with the life of i ie
growth, though not so large, is taking liberty, and eager to assert and witness Hi Hi
place. London has met the difficulty ihe rights of brotherhood. We, there- a Wy
right nobly. Led by Mr. Mallinson, and’. fore, claim to have a foremost place Al Hi
the Executive of the London Extension among the free evangelical Churches in | i |
Committee, eighteen beautiful Churches , the glorious task of warring against Hi 8
have been reared during the last few monopoly, priestcraft and sin, and ie HH)
years. We hope to emulate this breathing sympathy, and rendering i Ht |
example in every District of the De-. helpful ministry to the sorrows of et | }
nomination. To do so needs two things, mankind. 1 I |
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Foreign Missions and our HENRY T. | @
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Present Crisis. Gees |
or Apostles is the Our next annual Mis- i i i
missionary book ae sionary Report will be uit i
of the New Testa- aa ee the fiftieth! After care- il }
ment. It records the ae ful search, the conclu- | |
Christian Church’s first Re : eas sion at which we have Hii |
efforts beyond the - . iar arrived is that this Hi i
bounds of the Jewish ia a fiftieth year marks the |
Church, to make all ~~ ae history of our foreign ti
men partakers of the SO ae Ae ‘ missions from the | | 1]
manifold grace of God. Be a ae ne amalgamation of the | i]
It sets forth the means i ee Wesleyan Methodist | |
taken to bring home to ee Bra Association and the |
the intellect and heart aes oe Wesleyan Reformers. il | |
-- of the earliest disciples ae Long before that date |
of the Lord Jesus Re the Wesleyan Method- Hi i
Christ that the “ heathen a ist Association had had i i
were joint heirs with their foreign mission- i
‘them, and members of ary propaganda. Hl]
the same body, and that The first foreign i i
they shared with them field was Jamaica. In Hil
in God’s _ promise.” e the year 1838 two HI i
When convinced that : = missionaries were sent IH} |
this was so, the early Rev. Henry T. Chapman. to Kingston. Only ‘Hl |
disciples conferred not within the past few -
with flesh and blood, but went days we have been reading some i
forth with a faith, courage, and_ resolutions adopted in relation to this Mi | i
heroism, the like of which has mission, disapproving of the return of Uh j
never been surpassed. The foreign some of the missionaries without good i i
missionary book of the early Christian reason, or the consent, of the Missionary Hi )
Church is the most romantic, heroic, Committee of that day. The work has We |
and inspirational in its glorious records. been slow, but good work has been ul | i]
It breathes.the spirit, expresses the pur- done. i
pose, and illumines the ends of the In the year 1849 mission work was Hd }
Incarnation of Jesus Christ as no other commenced in Australia, the Rev. J. i| Hi
book of the Church’s history does. The Townend going there in 1851. In the Hi i)
age of the heroic spirit, and of heroic year 1864 New Zealand was added to Wi |
deeds, is the age when men, whether the sphere of our foreign influence and ii i
individually or collectively, are most service. Australia and New Zealand | i
filled with, and are nearest to, the mind united, with the other Methodist I i
of Christ. It is this element which Churches, in these two colonies and | | |
gives to the book of the Acts its eternal became part of the United Methodist Hi i
youth and undying charm. Church—New Zealand in the year it |
The more missionary a Church is the 1895, Australia completed in the year i }
more Christlike it is; to save all 1902. — Wi ¥
because God loves all, remains, and Peoples and interests nearer home Hit H |
ever will remain, the fullest and most than those mentioned have had a place i |
luminous expression of the mind of in our wider evangelistic work: Wales, ne H i
God. Ireland, and Hamburg. For reasons vt 1}
The foreign missionary work of our which were considered all-sufficient i H
own Denomination will ever be accord- Ireland and Hamburg were sur- | Hl)
ing to its ability, its highest honour or rendered. Wales has continued its con- a lH
its deepest shame. nection up to the present, but for many Hi Hf
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The Jubilee of our Foreign Missions
‘ reasons has never become more than a__ Dr. Krapf, went to East Africa. Ribé,
i] mission, and at the present time is about three hours from Mombasa, was
| being efficiently served by the minis- the first location. No mission since the
i} try of one of the larger Welsh days of the Acts of the Apostles has
i} Denominations. had a finer set of missionaries, finer in
i} The real epoch years in the foreign © spirit, in faith, in enterprise, in heroic
i} missionary work of the past fifty were endurance, than our East African mis-
| 1859, 18601, and 1864. sion. Think of the Rev. T. Wakefield,
\ In the year 1859 a section of the Rev. C. New, the Rev. E. Butter-
| Methodists in Sierra Leone sought worth, the Rev. T. Carthew, the Rev. J.
il Union with our Denomination. The and Mrs. Houghton, and the Rev. C.
i Rev. Joseph New, brother of the heroic Consterdine, not to speak of others.
i Rev. -Charles New, of East African The heart throbs at the mention of
iW distinction, was the first missionary their names and the splendour of their
| appointed by the Foreign Missionary _ service.
i Committee. This mission has made ‘ONE SOWETH, ANOTHER REAPETH.”
i steady rather than rapid _ progress. In foreign missionary work many
| In the year 1892, under the initiation things have both to be learned and
| of the Rev. W. Vivian, a mission was utlearned. On that account the
| commenced in the Hinterland, and work is never rapid; there are also
1 made most encouraging progress. In other and deeper reasons why the work
I consequence of a hut-tax, levied by the of foreign missions is slow. One great
hh ; Home Government, or, rather, the way thing our first missionaries in East
i in which the obnoxious tax was col- Africa. did: they acquired land on
i lected (than the tax itself), a terrible which to build, and on which to
(i rebellion broke out in 1898, in: which work, and by which they could train
the native ministers, their wives, and. the natives in the arts of life. They
children, were killed, and the Rev. could not cover the land acquired
Me i C. H. Goodman, the English missionary at once,. but to-day we are entering into
in charge at the time in the Hinterland, the labour of those early men of God.
| barely escaped with his life.’ His suffer- From Ribé the work spread to Jomvu,
i ings were great, and his escape little Mazeras, and to-day we have possession
short of a miracle. All the labour of of the whole Duruma District. Far be-
the previous six years was utterly and yond this, our missionaries spread their
ruthlessly swept away. But what has Gospel net, and went up the Tana, and
F God wrought? To-day. we have better we have to-day at Golbanti a mission
tu and larger buildings, a larger member- station of great stategical importance.
ship, the friendship of the King, and, We are now in a position to do: great
i within a few minutes’ walk, a large things in, and with, our East African
ie || Government school for the teaching mission. We are commencing a valuable
| | and training of the sons of native ecucational work, under the direction of
| chiefs, the Principal of which is the a trained educationalist. We have
i Rev. James Proudfoot, our former and halted here in the past. No mission can
Ih distinguished General Superintendent, afford to neglect the teaching and train- .
vie | for so many years in West Africa. ing of its children and its youth. We
Rebellion could cast down, but could must work in view of the point when
| not destroy the work of God. The Africa can be left to work out, by her
work is slow and difficult, but a great own sons and daughters, her own salva-
work is being done. The Rev. C. H. tion. Then we have taken another im-
He ti Goodman sowed, and, in the Providence portant and critical step; we have sent
tia of God, the Rev. A. E. and Mrs. out an educated and trained agricul-
| Greensmith are reaping, a glorious har- turalist. Our land will now become
Pit vest, under happier conditions and doubly valuable to us—valuable as a
i larger opportunities. training instrument in the arts and
| The next great step in our foreign habits of a civilised and independent
i) missionary enterprise was taken in the life; valuable as a source of income
= year 1861, when the Rev. T. Wake- from the products of the educated and
ip iii held and two others, led by the intrepid trained industry of the natives.
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In the Rev. J. B. Griffiths we have an “But, while China has given perhaps ti i
able and experienced General Superin- the highest illustration of what human I i
tendent. He, leading and guiding the nature under paganism can accomplish, tH |
evangelistic work, his colleagues nobly her failure is so marked as to furnish Hr |
helping (each he his own sphere), the the strongest proof, by the scientific i j
work in East ge JS) COLE TENE sOll ay atest Of experiment, that there is no Hi
stage when its progress will be more t fe eects: Want fave Wi hy
rapid, and its issues manifold and wide- ee se ie ‘St ae opera a Seo i
spread. One need to-day is what it has ama and at Shanghai you are shocke 1 |
ever been: more men. Our wear-and. © find yourself hauled in Jinrikishas Hi |
tear has been greater than it need have drawn by men, not driven to an hotel in Wi 4
been, than it would have been, had we 4. carriage; but Shanghai, Pekin, and | | |
had more men on the field. This is a Canton are in advance of all other parts |
: serious statement to make, and it is Of China, where you are carried_in |
made because we are confident of its Chairs on the shoulders of men. The i
absolute accuracy. Africa itself has custom of men serving as beasts of Hie |
been blamed for things which belonged burden is so degrading that OnE cannot ih | 1]
entirely to policy. blame the police of New York for Wi i)
The next step, and in many ways the refusing to Canny, Li Hung Chang up to tii |
most significant in our foreign mis- General Grant’s tomb. . . . | {|
sionary enterprise, was taken when, “A people among whom slavery and | |
three years after entering on mission concubinage, those twin relics of bar- Me i
work in East Africa, we commenced barism, still exist; a nation among Hi
work, in the year 1864, in the great whom less than ten per cent. of the | | |
empire of China. The full significance men, and not one woman in ten thou- | i i
of that heroic step has not yet been sand, can read and write; a nation | |
grasped, nor, indeed, can be. among whom a single newspaper, issued Wi
Of the beginning of the work in weekly, with a circulation of four hun- | |
China, of its wonderful growth, of the dred copies, sufficed for four hundred i |
splendid men who have represented our million people; a people who discovered Hi |
Churches in that far-off land, and done the mariner’s compass, the arts of print- Hi |
such a great and an abiding work, we ing and making gunpowder, but who li i ‘|
need not speak, but refer our readers to were wholly ignorant of the use of Wii i
the history of that mission by the Rev. modern arts and inventions until they | i
W. E. Soothill, commenced in these were taught them by the Christian Hit |
pages in January last. world; a people working twelve to i 1]
To enable our Churches to realize fourteen hours a day for a bare living Hi
more vividly the profound significance from the age of seven until they drop Hi |
to the whole world of Christian mission into the grave; a people too unreliable i! |
work in China, we quote a fewsentences to gather statistics, whose condition can. i! if
—not as many as we would like, and only be estimated, but perhaps one-half Hai i
should quote but for space—from a of whom are forced to live on two cents Wi |
remarkable article of Bishop J. W. a day; a people the flower of whose Hi) |
Bashford (Methodist Episcopal Church), manhood, to the number of some thirty Ha
D.D., LL.D., Shanghai. ~ or forty million, is using opium, and the Hi Hh
“Tf, therefore, we compare the dura- flower of whose womanhood, to the Hi | i
tion, the extent, or the quality of the number of some seventy-five million, it i
Chinese civilization with that of Greece sit with bound feet, groaning with pain Hh i
or Rome we shall find that China has from injuries inflicted for life ; a people i] | i
excelled those proud nations in her whose criminal law is shocking in its Hi i
influence upon the common people and harshness, and whose political adminis- i Hi
in the number of human beings who tration is abominable in its corruption :_ Wd |
have been moulded by her. China is a people living in constant dread of i} 4
unaided human nature at her best; nay, demons, and whose highest hope in Wi Wi
we suspect that China hasreceived more death is extinction—surely, one-fourth | ij HH}
fully than her ancient competitors ‘the of the human race so demoralized by fi Hi |
true light, which lighteth every man_ satan is the strongest proof presented WN | i
coming into the world, to the modern world cf the degradation Hi \]
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| The Jubilee of our Foreign Missions
ii of sin, and of the inability of unaided we are in every department of our
i} human nature to save itself.” individual and Church life. The table
| In the light of this eloquent state- shows at a glance how painfully
i| ment of facts it will be simple wisdom stationary has been our income, with a
| to consider three other facts: growing church-membership, especially
| (a) The mental awakening taking during the thirty years of our more
| place throughout the whole of China. active and distinctive missionary history.
| This is manifest everywhere. The THE TESTIMONY OF STATISTICS.
Chinese ming is being opened to. the rhe following table shows the num-
i fe fhe eek See AK : pecia"'Y ber of members in our Home Churches,
ij o the significance o esternsscience... Sae"thaccikcome vokethe: Home. and
i Following this will come the self-know- “Ro-éisn Mission Fund. in decades:
| ledge of the full significance of her 2 eee :
H power from mere numbers. Ninibesnot: Members cintstiome
li (6) The next fact is the undoubted Churches. Stoke unease ahs ie 18,699
| part she is destined to play in the life Missionary Income of Home
i of nations. Is she to come into the Churches, Ordinary and Special 42,099 11°11
| world’s corporate national life as Chris- yyimber of ee ue
| tian or pagan, as friend or foe? Churches e422" Sires oti 65,689
ii (c) The next and last fact is: Have Missionary Income of Home
| we not a solemn responsibility to China Churches, Ordinary and Special £6,606 19 11
I in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ? _ 1875.
| Is it nothing to Him that this vast body Nwpber of Members in Home arene
I of men and women are ignorant of Him Missionary: NOOR REC Nome ae
i and of the spirit and laws of His King- Churches, Ordinary and Special £10,919 7 9
i dom? Have they no testimony to bear, 1885. ‘
no contribution to make to the world’s Number of Members in Home :
life of the profound significance of the oe pita lucts Mig cetera Says 76,385
life and character of the Lord Jesus ASOD ae PeConG OF Ome -
ne : ; Churches, Ordinary and Special £10,456 7 9
ry Christ and the glory of His Kingdom? 1395.
ti They have. God help us to play our Number of Members in Home
i | part right nobly in relation to this pcnueng a ees 80,149
- i1ssionar ncome 0 ome
greatest nation of the world. Chasiies Ordinary and Special £8,798 5 11
Will our friends please understand ee
| niet c Number of Members in ‘Home
H that the crisis is a real one and an @hurches)s ha eae. 78,411
urgent one, and not a panic on the part Missionary Income . of Home
j of the officers! Many of our best Churches, Ordinary and Special £11,934 18 10
| friends have not, and do not, we fear, THE IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUM.
I take the crisis seriously. We cannot continue on present lines.
] | The next important point to notice is Our deficit last year was £2,500; our
that the crisis has not been brought present overdraft is £10,236. This
4 about by abnormal extension either at deficit is not serious in itself, but it is
| i home or abroad. It is the distinct and serious in that it paralyzes the work. If
| specific result of two facts: (1) The the home mission extension work is
steady and normal growth of God’s not to be brought to a dead stand, that
| aa work in our two spheres of missionary section alone, with grants, needs
| enterprise. To regulate growth as you 45,000 per year. A bare £10,000 per
would the speed of an engine is to kill year for our foreign work will not
yf it! To say, by either word or deed, we adequately meet present actual needs
ia are growing too rapidly, is to offer insult and maintain efficiency in every existing
i | to God. (2) The next cause, as the department.
I table in the next column will show, is ARE WE ABLE TO DO WHAT IS NEEDED?
it the non-expansiveness of our mission- Our reply to the oft-repeated ques-
@ ary contributions. If the Master had _ tion is, “We are well able! We are ‘
treated us as we have treated the great well able to do twice as much as we are
= cause for which He gave His life, we doing at the present time for the Home
ie i] should be a thousand times poorer than and Foreign Mission Fund.” What is
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wanted is regular and systematic year—less than five days’ increase of its | i
giving; this means the giving to mis- wealth. Leaving out of account the i i
sions of a distinct place in our daily multitudes who repudiate or ignore reli- i} i
Christian life, and a definite place in the gious obligation, the communicants of i |
life and responsibility of our Church. the Protestant Churches of Great 1
Want of thought, and of system, and a_ Britain and Ireland are contributing i
vivid sense of responsibility, accounts year by year about half-a-farthing in | |
for much. Here are the facts: - the pound of their total wealth to that 1 TH
L. .task which ranks first among the duties } | |
Number ak anh Members in he of the Church, alike in obligation, in i |
Home Churches ... Eo 343 78,411 , i i ° 3 1 i
One penny per week from each po sMase, gad re acy: i) i
ATMEL) oe a Soe ere ne 9BO ek 0 One earnest word to those kind but | i
Il. seriously mistaken friends who are | |
Number of Junior Church always reminding us that “ Charity | ]
Members... 0 si. eet 2,901 begins at home,” and that if we attended i i
One une pet eee age to the lapsed and degraded of our own | |
ae aang) eas: er ia £145 10 country we should then be doing our I {|
II. Master’s will. Home is not being li
Niebe: CosE: || Sinday School neglected ; it is the millions beyond that i i
Scholars in Home Churches ... 193,362 are being neglected. Just one single i]
| One farthing per week from each illustration of the terrible disproportion i
Scholes ea mel ee £9,668 2 0 there is in the Church’s supreme work i|
Total aIvOunE So Seer aes es et as many Christian ] |
TWENTIETH: CENTURY, FONDA SIGNIFICANT workers in China as there are in the one i I
. . s i} i
Of the splendid service done in the ey, of Manchester ; and all the Chris- li
raising of this: fund by Dr David tian buildings of every sort in China— |
Brook and our honoured Connexional mission houses, hospitals, schools and i)
Rees cqee Ma Roker Brdey Po and churches—have not cost as much as the Hl
the noble generosity.of our friends, we churches and. chapels of Manchester. | | i
need (not speak: iit as worthy of all: (ee 2UBINEE ere gee ed i ih
raise. But when we are told, as we ‘ a 3 Hi |
ot infrequently are, “ That our friends re ee ieee eo oe a i 1
haye been overstrained,” a gravely CO OUT ee eam aes ne scanty I i
Wrong cease being oe: Been shall have great rejoicing in our H i)
splendid effort. Half of the sum total jours yes and funds wall met beleds i |
s ea : ing to § i
fee alincted tthe seled oF me (Gees of ow detat if
this connection? This: that, at the rate . eee a SUS tae oe enetu ou es | |
of five per cent. per annum, £2,500 per Ser eviero se bow eee ne i /
af is . . - a ak... tt | |)
fear at een ved iniferest; nother “Tl sgivetoomemiesionsacticf place (I)
ee #00 Fer youn eestor aac ie eee in our heart, and a regular place in our ul I
Gee yeu en ta nee ie Tew > prayers. If we pray much we shall do | Hl |
REM Gey Pen ie ea acs ene ee wore 1
aa this increase the ability ‘of our aes oF ae ee ee | |
hurches to sustain in another manner ‘ 3 : i i i
the funds of our Home and Foreign eee RopEyer a We ee tana i |
miscioue? : o ourselves and to our opportunities, Ht \
the next fifty years of our missionary i i
iN HALF A PARTHING A WEEK. — enterprise will be more glorious than Hi
The wealth of the United Kingdom the past. Our past will bear honourable i 13
has for the last forty years been comparison with that of other and larger i |
increasing at the rate of £450,000 a Denominations. We must never forget {I i}
oe eee
ing Christianity is scarcely £2,000,000 a_ His only beloved Son. e. He | |
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Y recollections go back to 1876, behind it into the mangrove swamps on | j
â„¢M when our mission in East the mainland. Up one of these for ten )
Africa was only some fifteen miles lay our easiest road to Ribé. ti
years old. I found a great difficulty in We embarked in a canoe, a clumsy, i) '
getting to Mombasa, for there was no heavy vessel, shaped out of a single | {|
line of steamships in those days plying tree; with two black boatmen, and our i ||
to that port. The only place touched native servants. These boatmen rowed us i i]
at by the monthly steam packet was at the fearful rate of nearly a mile an it]
Zanzibar. After landing there the diff- hour. So that we reached the landing- ( !
culty began. I was a month in that stage only half an hour before sunset. Hi
place before I could hire an Arab dhow Then we had a ride of some six miles ii
to take me and my belongings, and through the bush; for the greater part i i
various supplies for the mission, to of the way in the dark. ii
Mombasa. I remember that the dhow I had the misfortune to ride into a {I | 4
was crowded with black passengers, swarm of driver ants, which for a time I i
though it had been hired for my sole threatened to literally eat up both the i |
use. Also that it was so unseaworthy donkey and myself. When I got rid i |
that one, and sometimes two men were of my fierce little foes I found myself i
constantly bailing out the water to keep bleeding from scores of wounds and Hi
her from sinking, and that.we sailed so. smarting as if I had been. burned. i |
near, and often over, the coral reefs, I recollect that we came to a river, but i |
that we were again and again in danger it was so dark under the thick foliage i |
of “running aground” on them. that I could not see even the head of i We
After an exciting, yet safe and my beast. We went sliding down a i |
speedy voyage I remember with what steep bank, and then a sudden plunge f| HI]
pleasure I met my future colleague, up to my waist in cool water. A long i Hi
Thomas Wakefield, on the shore at splashing in the dark, and then a Hf i
Mombasa. I reached Mombasa about scramble up a steep bank, a ride up a i] HH
sunset, and we sat and talked of Eng- steep hill, and we were at the mission | |
land till after three o’clock the next station. Since breakfast at seven a.m. ii i
morning, and then “turned in” to sleep, _ we had tasted nothing, and after rest- | | i
but the mosquitoes were so numer- ing for an hour, at about nine p.m. we Hi i!
ous, and bit me so unmercifully, that had dinner, tea and supper, all in one, HI 9
my sleep was very troubled. We started of some thick coffee and Indian corn Hi |
for Ribé, our only mission station in porridge. ~ | Ht
1870. I had a very kind reception from the it i)
Mombasa, as you know, is an island, few people who formed our mission es iN |
and numerous creeks branch off from staff. My home consisted of two habit- hi Wh
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| Recollections of East Africa
| able rooms, with earth floors and palm- jected to by the cruel Masai, azd how
{| thatch roof. The chapel was built of again and again they threatened our
peles, and daubed with clay. One ¢éstence. Especially how, on one oc-
1 Sunday, after the morning service, it Casion, a horde of them threatened tne
ii! tumbled down, under the influence of Ribé Station when I was there alone,
| the white ants, which had eaten the and how some of the more frightened
i heart out-of the poles; and of the wind, of the ee ee ie a o elena
| which was blowing strongly. Seed tO OLB COTE Tae eee tO a
| Mr. Wakeheld Gaaibes. as Mr. Wakefield that I and all the peopte
i - Wakeneld an egan, with the on the station were killed. Mr. Wake-
i help of our people, to build a stone field travelled all night, and reached the
i) chapel, under the guidance, and with foot of the hill, and sent a Galla brave
iH the help of Mr. Randall, who had to creep up to the station, and find out
| been sent out as a builder, and who the facts. This man found the doors
i} stayed with us until the chapel was and windows wide open, as usual, at
| nearly finished, before being invalided three a.m., and myself peacefully asleep.
| home. This was the first permanent We were in great danger, and had had
| structure erected as a house of prayer to shut the women and children in the
\] in East Africa. I afterwards assisted old house, and stand behind a low wall
i (with advice and experience) Bishop for an hour, with our weapons in our
HH Steere, in Zanzibar, in the building of hands while the Masai came all round
i his English church, or cathedral, and us. But they did not like the look of
il saw a stone church erected on the us; we had-cried mightily to the Lord
i ir C.M.S. station at Frere Town, Mombasa. for help, and He heard our prayer, and
i It fell to my lot to carry out for a delivered ‘us.
| farmer-missionary an English plough, . I had to do a deal of Deen work
but he fell ill, and actually landed if â„¢ East Africa. To learn the language
England a week before I left London. of the people, with no help from books,
ie So I had the honour of not only taking 07 Anyone, Save the natives, was a great
| iebut fo be the ist t we a plough it {AKT led for weeks ip, temporary
| ast Africa. p ae ECS; zi. Lak
i | TCG ugh Payee aaa ae ee
See eee ae te : Our Duruma Station was destroyed py
it necessity of taming the semi-wild cattle, ine ne Mobs ncaa oe aes
F and breaking four of them to the use ae by ieee fertce ee we. Dailt ee
/ of the yoke. I had to make yokes, tation again, and even won the friend-
i harness, and then a plough suitable to hin of th : Wee Wade
|| the ‘needs of the ‘case, for the English 20) o) ere om cucu Me ake
i H : : : gis. field they tried to poison with a rice
i plough was suited to English fields, but Qine He w a :
f | Ott RE A ERE HOrpe cake. € was suspicious, and so gave
io : a piece of the cake to his dog; the dog
i I had to be schoolmaster and doctor, died, and by dying saved his master.
ie farmer and builder, tailor, cobbler, and But my allotted space is filled up.
even dressmaker, making my own gart- There is a fine field for work in East
a ee eng sme Hor the ae ME Ss ie ey but the most important part
ea | ation, until > commng O rs. Seden of all is that which the Missionary
| relieved me of that. Committee is again commencing, Le.,
| I remember the printing of the first the industrial branch. My seonenee
ie book in East Africa—a hymn book in leads me to the conclusion that without
a Kinyika, of which I still possess a copy; this our work can have no permanent
| also one in Kigalla, and a first lesson existence, and that if this is pushed on
, ii book for my day Seno ae as on right lines, I am certain that it can
a eld was a printer by trade, and we be made self-supporting, and will also be
| now had a small wood press, and with _ the best ae ot spiritually benefiting
this I helped him to “pull off” some 100 the Africans, who since my time have
copies of each of these books. I re- become British subjects, and making
a. member what alarms we were oftensub- them subjects of the Prince of Peace.
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Wage. ft (1894—1898.) RICHARDS i} |
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fiat ar, No. I.—‘‘ Outward Bound.’’ | |
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HAVE still the most vivid recollec- travelling companions were the Rev. | i
| tion of being surrounded by a host W. E. and Mrs. Soothill, of Wenchow, i
of friends on the landing-stage at you will see how highly privileged I i i
Liverpool on Saturday, September 29th, was on my way out. But what was my li |
1894. Chief among these, next to my further delight on finding that my state- |
own relatives, were my fellow students room was shared by two Wesleyan ex- 1
from “ Crescent Range” (as we loved to students going out as missionaries, one |
call the dear old place), and with them to the Bahamas, the other to British |
our late lamented Principal, the Rev. Honduras. On my second trip across Hl
A. Holliday. I refer to him now be- the Atlantic, some years later, I learned Hi |
cause of one incident that stands out in with pleasure of the success of these i
that happy, crowded day, which was two men from a fellow missionary of ii
typical of the man. Seizing an oppor- the West Indies. It is interesting to ii i
tunity that occurred just before being remember now that my companion on Hf
called off to the tender, he drew me _ the left at meal times in the saloon, was i i
aside, and taking my arm in his for a_ the son of another kind of missionary. Hi |
short stroll together, he confided to me I refer to Mr. Neville Chamberlain, i i
the news of his acceptance of the in- whose visit, he told me, was in connec-—* i i]
vitation to the Superintendency of the tion with sugar plantations in those i
Lady Lane Mission. islands. The first exciting experience it |
Alas, for the uncertainty of human on board was that of a great storm, i ik
hopes! In less than two years’ time his which lasted three days and_ three i |
great heart was stilled, and when the nights, sweeping with all the fury of J ii ih
news of his death reached us in China the equinoctial gale. For a couple of / i }
I felt that, not only as a student, but days I was content to take it lying down, ih |
as a missionary also, I had lost one of enjoying all the luxury of life in a i Hy
the best friends God had given. It was bunk, attended hand and foot by a most Hi it
Mr. Holliday who first put it into my obliging steward, who seemed to be | i iI
mind that I might respond to the Com- within sound of the bell every time it hy |
mittee’s urgent call, and offer myself was requisitioned, and only lived to i Ht
for foreign service. And through this dance attendance on his patient. i Hi
event I became conscious for the first Needless to say that such kind treat- Hi |
time that all our work for the Master ment brought my early sufferings to a i 1
; is prosecuted under the imminent speedy and satisfactory conclusion, and ii |
shadow of death. when at last I found my way upon deck Mi 1]
But as yet that shadow had not fallen, it was only to discover a new joy in Hi Ht
and never did a party of missionaries life, and that was, positively, the joy | iW
set out more hopefully than we did that of watching a storm at sea from a Ht Hi
day. When I remind you that my standpoint of perfect safety. i) {
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. The Missionary’s Prayer.
il Since then I have experienced many _panions to China heard a grand mission-
H a storm at sea, but never yet lost the ary sermon by Dr. Sutherland, at that
| sense of exhilaration which came with time the General Missionary Secretary
| my experience of the first one. Per- of the Methodist Episcopal Church of
|) haps it has helped me, to some extent, Canada, and still, I believe, holding that
| to weather the shock of other storms, office in the United Church, of which
| and so to find deep meaning in the he was a powerful advocate. My later
troubles that meet us from other experience has been that all mission-
| quarters. It is well that all intending aries are advocates of Union, and, there-
ij missionaries should be able to face the fore, I_am prompted more strongly to
storm. I have always been glad that cry: “God speed the day of Methodist
I went out to China by way of the Union in England.” After this evening
| United States and Canada. It was my _ service, on the other side of America,
ij privilege to have great variety in my we followed the good “general” to a
i travels, and this I found a good pre- mission in a strange quarter of the town, .
| - paration for the variety of talent and where I had my first experience of a
i service which I found these lands of service conducted in the Chinese lan-
| the West were contributing to the great guage. It was in China Town, com-
| mission fields of the East. posed entirely of Chinese, apart from
ii Our greatest joy on arrival at New _ the visitors, and led by a Chinese Chris-
| York was to be met and welcomed by tian young minister. The sight affected
if our mutual friend from Rochdale, me wonderfully, but the influence of
i : Mr. Robert Turner, who, with his the singing of the Chinese children |
| daughter and niece, was on a visit there. can never describe. It simply went *
i} The missionary has no truer friend in right through me, and I felt I could
our Denomination. With him we went have wept with joy. They were singing
on the Sunday morning to hear Dr. to the old familiar tune, but in their
John Hall, the great missionary own language, the words:
|i preacher, at his famous Fifth Avenue Whosoever heareth, shout, shout, the sound,
Church; and in the evening we heard : d ; : ‘ :
ie il Dr. Parkhurst, who might truly be Whosoever will may come.
/ styled, “the Nonconformist conscience That was my first introduction to
i} || of New York.” Such was our prepara- missionary work among the Chinese,
i tion on the East coast. A month after- and I felt that it was all-sufficient tor
|| wards, in Vancouver, the city of the the coming years.
i Far West, we three travelling com- (To be continued.)
| 32 Se =e
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i I look away from all this strain,
| | To Thy great pain.
| O Saviour, may: Thy wondrous grief
wl Give me relief.
What art Thou seeking 2 One lost bit
i Thy crown to fit.
| Without it, sure Thy diadem
i Will lack one gem.
i Oh! may I find it Thee! Or share
bi Thy shame and care.
i If I may sweep it near to-night,
Make Thou it bright.
ip iii El-Sie.
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T was on Tuesday, October 8th, 1867, River Gambia; but for beauty not one i i
| that Mrs. Micklethwaite and I first of these could compare ‘with Sierra i \ I
landed in Freetown, so that it is Leone. The rainy season was drawing i
now more than thirty-eight years since toa close, and Nature was wearing her | |
I stepped ashore in the colony of Sierra best dress. In the villages we could i
Leone, and nothing presents itself more see different kinds of trees laden with | |
vividly before my mind than the im- fruit; the mountain-sides were covered i
pression made upon me as we sailed up with tropical vegetation from the base s i
the river towards the harbour of Free- to the summit. As we stood on the" A |
town, and, later, as we walked through deck of the vessel, and looked on the iV
) the streets of the city to the Mission scene, my wife and I said to each other: i! \ '
House which for several years was to “This cannot be the deadly country we i iN
be our home. have heard of,” and our feelings were ii
I went to Sierra Leone under some- certainly in harmony with those of a | { }
what peculiar circumstances. The Rev. missionary who was going further down | i |
J. S. Potts, who was my immediate pre- the coast, but who spent a few hours in’ i i
decessor, had died about four months Freetown. Having walked through the i |
after his arrival in the colony, and our town, he said: “If this is the white i
Churches had been without pastoral man’s grave I can only say the white it |
oversight for some fifteen months. The man has a garden of fruits and flowers i) I
management of the Churches had been in which to be buried.” i |
entirely in the hands of the natives, not So soon as we had dropped anchor iif i
one of whom had the status of a minis- in the harbour, we saw large numbers iy
ter. I had heard of the treacherous of people gathering on the landing- i |
character of the climate, and had heard place, and in a very short time inquiries (i i}
the place spoken of as “The white were being made for us. We were soon it i |
man’s grave”; but I had accepted the introduced to a gentleman of whom we I I
appointment strong in the confidence had heard in England, Henry Lumpkin, Nid HH
that as I was going to do the work of Esq. who afterwards became the | Hy
God, at the call of the Church, He Honourable Henry Lumpkin, a member ih Hi
would take care of me while ] was doing of the Legislative Council. it ih
that work. He was a native merchant, and the ae
As we sailed up the river we had a_ most influential man in connection with HA |
splendid view of that side of the colony. our Churches. Mr. Lumpkin was a iE |
We had been ashore on the lovely island truly good and generous man. He | |
of Madeira; we had been favoured usually kept a missionary-box on the Hy \
with a view of Teneriffe; we had also counter in the store where he did busi- i} Mh
been in the town of Bathurst, on the ness (he had three different stores). I i] \
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| have opened his box when there was fluence that I delight in thinking of
{ over 45 in it, and, in addition to that, that meeting even now. In the course
he has himself given a subscription of of the meeting, an old man with white
410 to missions. woolly hair, who had been a backslider,
i Along with one or two others, wr. got up and testified that God had healed
i} ; Lumpkin had come to meet us, and bid his backslidings. So that in connection
| us welcome to Africa, and we had to with my first Sabbath’s labour in Free-
get ashore as quickly as possible. We town God “ gave testimony to the Word
were accompanied to the Mission House of His grace.”
by a remarkable procession of young Our Sierra Leone Mission to-day is
j and old, and when we reached the house _ divided into several circuits, and each
| we found it full of people. A fairly of those circuits has its own minister,
comfortable dinner had been prepared but in the times to which I am re-
i for us, but, while a large number of ferring there were only two circuits, and
the people remained in the house, not I had charge of the whole of the
i one of them would sit down at the Churches: therefore, it was a necessity
i| table with us. On the following day that from time to time I should visit
we got our luggage through the Custom all the stations, and travelling in
| House, and before the Sabbath we had Sierra Leone, in those times was more
lf got fairly well settled in our new home, difficult than it is to-day. For example,
i though not by any means accustomed the journey to Bo, in our Mendi Mis-
i to our environment. sion, only a few years ago, took from
. On Sunday, October 13th, I opened seven to eight days on foot; but now
i my commission in Samaria Chapel. The the railway journey occupies only one
| chapel was crowded in every part, aad day. In those days a railway was not
there was only one white face in the even dreamed of. In those times the
congregation. My feelings were such best way to get to most of our stations
sas only a person who has been placed away from Freetown was by boat. The
A i in similar circumstances can understand. journey to Waterloo was twenty miles
a The singing was hearty and good. I by a tidal river, and from Waterloo you
mA preached from Acts xi. 22, 23, and could walk-to Bassah Town and Camp-
| must have made a good impression on bell Town. The journey to York was
il - some of the people, for at the close of about the same distance as to Waterloo,
the service, as I was leaving the but you had to go out by the sea. Kent
| chapel, an old man, who I afterwaras was some eight or nine miles further
el found was a local preacher, came to me down than York, and the Banana
hi and asked: “ Did Massa eber preach to Islands, Dublin and Ricketts were seven
| blackman befo’?” I answered that that or eight miles off the mainland from
i | was my first attempt. Then with an Kent. So that in visiting these places
i expression of surprise on his face, he we were generally a week away from
| | said: “Massa, we hear ebery word you home, and when visiting York and the
i talk.” I may say that the English, as places on that side of the colony some-
Wi it was spoken then in the colony gener- times even longer that that. I shall
Hh | ally by the natives, was not such as it never forget our first visit to our York
ie is now, with the splendid educational Station. The time for that visit had
‘a facilities they have in Freetown. The been fixed, the boat had been hired,
ii English of the natives, especially of the and while we expected to take with us
i older portion, was very much “broken.” a few changes of clothing, we ex-
| In the evening a united prayer-meet- pected that a home would be provided
ei ing was held in the Samaria Chapel. for us in each place that we visited,
{a The place was more crowded, if pos- where we should find all necessary
i sible, than in the morning, and I do not cooking utensils. Such was our blissful
i remember at any other time, or ignorance. It so happened that we had
; | in any other place, to have been a servant who had lived with two or
ith in such a meeting. There was not three of our former missionaries, and
a so much noise, but the simple, yet she not only knew what the homes of
earnest prayers of the people were at- her own people were like, but she also
i tended with such great spiritual in- knew something of the requirements
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of Europeans, and a few days before speakers, so that we had a splendid i 4
we expected to leave for York she came meeting, and when we made up our ac- 1 y
into the room, and, addressing. Mrs. counts we found that we had raised } ; i
Micklethwaite, said: “ Please, Ma, when 4120 in connection with the anniver- Hi }
you go to York you will have to take sary, which was a large sum in those ||
sheets, blankets, pillows, cups and days for that mission. | :
saucers, knives and forks,” and a num- Although there is undoubtedly some | i |
ber of other articles she mentioned. dross mixed with the gold in the ati
Mrs. Micklethwaite appealed to me as_ colony, still the Gospel has done a great i q
to whether that was so, but I was as. deal for the inhabitants of the place, | |
ignorant in these matters as my wife. and our own mission has helped to lift } |
IT ventured an opinion, however, that it the people morally and mentally. While i 4
would hardly be necessary to take such in the colony I met with a gentleman Ht
things as the servant had mentioned. who knew something of the condition i . !
“But,” said the girl, “if you do not of the Churches before they amalga- ; | | i
take them, Massa, you will not find such mated with us, and he said: “If the |
things when you get there.” I promised only thing your people had done in the ti 1]
to make inquiry of some of the friends, colony had been the putting of the la |
so on the following day I called upon Churches into the order they are to-day NN |
one of the leading men, and told him you would have been justified in coming | | {|
what the girl had said, and asked if to Sierra Leone.” i
she were correct in her statements. His One was sometimes pleased with the | |
reply was, “ Yes, sir, and you will have simplicity and sincerity, especially of ti |
to take your pans with you, or how will the old people. On one occasion a class ; tH i
you cook your dinner?” So we found leader came to me with five shillings, : |
that visiting the out-stations was and said: “ Master, this money is from i |
a more difficult matter than we had Nancy Williams. She promised in the ih
calculated. class to give what is equal to others. iit |
We paid a visit to York, Kent, Dublin in similar circumstances to her own, Hi
and Ricketts; preached and held meet- and she fears that if she should do more iH
ings; met with a few things that tried than that in the class some of them i
our patience; with others that were would say that she wants to make her- | ‘|
very amusing, and returned to Freetown self important, and appear a big per- Wit
feeling we had many things for which son. She does not wish that, and you | I; HH
to be thankful. are not to mention her name, but put | it | |
A few months passed away, and we it down ‘A Friend’” A few days after | I
had to prepare for the missionary anni- I meet with Nancy Williams, and I said bi
versary. We had missionary meetings to her: “Thank you for the money Wi |
in several of the villages, and the last you sent to me by your class leader.” ih i
of the series was held in Samaria She replied: “Don't mention it, Master. i | i
Chapel, Freetown. The people entered When I was a heathen woman I was ii |
into the services with an interest that sick and I gave 420 to a country Hil i
was very commendable. On the Sab- fashion man (i.e., charm-worker) to cure i |
bath we had missionary sermons me, and when I had spent all that i | |
preached in each of the chapels in Free- money I was no better. Surely, if | iF Hi
town, and on the Monday evening we ‘can give all that to a country fashion il | 4
had a sermon preached before tne man, I can give five shillings to the wey {i
society by the Rev. J. Quaker, head Godin Whom | live, and Who gave His. Li i
master of the Church Missionary Son for me.” Hl | Hy
Society’s Grammar School. On _ the While one had some painful experi- Wi i
Tuesday forenoon we had a juvenile ences in the colony, yet I spent many HN | Hi
missionary meeting, attended by the happy days, and I never enjoyed reli- I I HI
children of the day schools in the Free- gious services more than some I con- i |
town Circuit, and in the evening we ducted in Sierra Leone; and if I were Hh HF
had what the natives called the “big a young man and the Committee would Hi 4 Ht}
Bible meeting.” The chair was taken accept my services, I should be pleased Mii Ht
by Sir Arthur E. Kennedy, Governor to accept an appointment to our West. Wt Mt
of the colony. We hada good array of African Mission Station. | i \
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HIS question is addressed chiefly to of course. Yes, but we are part of the
| . the young people of our Sunday Denomination, and no small part, either.
i Schools and guilds, and the Some people would have us believe that
| answer may quickly come: “We are_ it is a good thing to have a debt on a
| not in debt.” Well, in one sense that church or missionary society. Well, I
H : is true. There are several kinds of Wish such people had all the debts to
debt: some can be paid with gold, some themselves; for what happens when
must be paid by labour and love. Thus, We have a big deficit? First, we have
while you pay for all the books you 1° borrow money from the bank to
buy, you will still be greatly indebted pay the bills as they become due. For
|i to the wise men whose names are that money interest has to be paid, and
revered in the world of letters. ts oe of ar beiae ore ae
i i : : : or uxury of being in debt. Then
1 | 4 pace a, another ean oe when our missionaries oe home and
ebts: some are Ege or jnaivictia’s say: “Here are glorious opportunities
tl others are public or collective. Thus, for preaching the Gospel; send more
a man may pay regularly for everythng jen” we have tov reply“ lmmboesible
‘i thatthe buys, and-yet af :there. be a 2 ae Gene Ply: P ;
| debt of £1,000 on the Church to which Welle conat “canave dee in ane
i he belongs, he is in debt. Some people yisstonary ECHO for January, the
| do not trouble very much about collec- Foreign Missionary Secretary told us
iI tive debts, they hardly zealize theirin- ia, an Sache sGunday sccholar save
i | dividual responsibility. But when there (ne farthing per eee tic total ae ate
| | is a National Debt of over £750,000,000 ond of the year Won we £9,068. 2s.
|| the tax-collector makes us know that What a simple business it becomes!
WY there is such a thing as private lability Ope penny each month from our
i i for public debts. scholars would not only wipe out the
aE | Now, we belong to a Denomination reproach of debt, but would leave
|| of which we are justly proud, and we’ money in hand to do work that has been
iia are—or ought to be—especially proud waiting for years. Shall we not try this
of the missionary work done on our experiment for twelve months? Let
stations in China, Africa and Jamaica. each class aim at a penny a week from
1 a This work was done, and is still being each scholar, in addition to the money
i done, by 97 missionaries, and if with raised in other ways. If the superinten-
. i joy we read the biographies of Trus- dents and teachers will put the question
a. cott, Wakefield, New, Carthew and to the scholars, they will in a great
i others, who have given their lives for majority of cases at once say “ Yes.”
i the heathen, we should continue our It is our missionary jubilee year. Let
eB reading until we come to this clause: a great purpose fill our hearts, and a
: i “Debt: £2,500.” Now, who is to find great power be sought from God as we
it Ah this money? Why, the Denomination, strive to do this work for His sake.
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HE Rev. J. Moore and myself pays not only a deserved tribute to the i) i
greatly appreciate the courtesy work of our missionary, the Rey. ih} i
of our brethren in the ministry J. Hartley Duerden, but is of deep Hi
for the prompt and hearty way significance in reference to the mosquito it ]
in which they have replied to our appeal pest. Mr. Lory says: i
in reference to present subscribers to “ Of Mr. Duerden’s work one can only |
our Mission Fund; and prospective sub- say it deserves highest praise. Sys- ! .
scribers, and beg to tender them our tematic observations for the last two i)
warmest thanks. : years have been made on the rainfall I i]
From several communications which and the rise of the river, an essential | |
have been forwarded to us it is manifest preparation for definite agricultural I)
that some confusion exists in reference work. Two banks have been con- 1 I
to the communication sent by Mr. structed at very little cost, which have i }
Moore and myself, and the appeal made kept back the water from flooding two | | i
by the Revs. R. W. Gair and A. W. large tracts of land on the windward i |
Utting. The appeal of the latter is in side of the mission house. This has }
behalf of the Chairman’s List in con- made a great many acres of the very | ||
nection with the-London meeting, to richest land available for cultivation | {|
be held in the City Temple, April 30th, and pastoral purposes, to the great Hh if
quite different from that in reference to delight of the natives. Besides this, iH
annual subscribers to the Mission owing to the swamps being dried up on i i)
Fund. the windward side, the mission house is | | |
LONDON JUBILEE MISSIONARY now comparatively free from the i | ;
DEMONSTRATION. mosquito.” i HT,
Our London friends are making Mr. Lory is enjoying the best of We ii
strenuous effort to make the approach- _ health. ai
ing demonstration won the occasion WENCHow. | | |
from every point of view. : : Mi |
We Se trust that the appeal The following good news is from Mr, 4 |
which will be made on behalf of the oothill:. mae Hi |
Chairman’s List, by the Revs. R. W. District meeting just held: most |
Gair and A. W. Utting, will have more successful ever held. Increase in mem- i |
than the ordinary attention and bership over 300 and total increase | |
response. The occasion is special and including probationers) 684, the best ii i]
urgent in every particular. Our aim is (‘crease there has ever been for one A |
threefold: (1) To clear off the deficit of vey That ; fly heer i |
$2,500 ; (2) to secure an offering worthy What is equa, ee the total Ht
. the occasion—fifty years of missionary native subscriptions, which this year ! | i
work; (3) to do honour to our Con- passed through the pastors’ hands, has a | !
nexional Treasurer—than whom thereis teached the noble sum of over 2,300 Hit } I
no worthier—who has consented to take Ollars, averaging over a dollar a mem- i Hh
the chair at the evening meeting. ber, which in China is a very good Mf Hf
average indeed. Two of our pastors li} HN}
EAST AFRICA: Mr. J. J. LORY. spoke most encouragingly about their Wi i
We have received just recently a attempts at raising annual contributions | | | |
deeply interesting letter from our agri- towards a permanent fund for self-sup- A |
cultural missionary, Mr. J. J. Lory. port, and roused the attention and ,
The letter was from Golbanti, where he intention of the delegates. Hi |
had gone in order to become acquainted “Had excellent speaking on Sunday I | 1
with our mission estate, with a view to afternoon; a great testimony meeting, Hy WH
its further and fuller development. which will live in the memory of many.” i | |
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| HAVE been asked to give some _ friend, who undertook the former, soon
ii | recollections of my missionary life grew weary. Looking up with a sigh,
in Jamaica, but in the space at my he said: “Brother Mold, do you mind
He) i disposal I can only refer to one or two if the plums go in just as they are?” I
incidents. assured him I did not. “And do you
| My first Christmas in the island is mind if the suet is not chopped extra
still fresh in my mind. It was spent fine?” said I.. He thought this was
at Mount Angus with an old friend—a immaterial, as it would be sure to dis-
fi Baptist missionary—with whom I had _ solve when boiled. Having mutually
it been in college in London. Needless to ‘ agreed on these two points, we mixed
Hy | say, both had looked forward with the ingredients together, adding a little
i pleasure to this our first meeting water. The girl was called in, and the
/ in Jamaica. At this time we were both pudding duly delivered into her charge.
He lonely bachelors; and although we had We sat down to our Christmas dinner
iil much joy in Christian fellowship and about five pm, and after the first
i |i discussing things of the past, we had to course—which was neither roast beef,
/ ! confess to feeling just a little home- goose, nor turkey—we ordered the pud-
vt Hl sick. It was Christmas, and, naturally, ding to come in: that one thing which
| we thought of the dear ones far away was to remind us of the happy season,
ie | in old England—of the happy gather- and link our thoughts with home. But
i} ings, and the good things so much in imagine our disappointment, when the
i | evidence at that season, and we longed cook placed before us what appeared to
| for something just to remind us of _ be nothing but a floating mass of half-
Hi Christmas in the home land. The cooked batter! We sorrowfully fished
| weather did not—for it was tropically up a few plums with a spoon, and left
| hot—nor was there a bit of holly the table sadder, if not wiser, for our
Mil or mistletoe upon the walls of the attempt at pudding making. The fol-
ih mission house. The day before Christ- lowing year, I am happy to say, I fared

mas, however, a happy thought struck better—and I hope Brother K. did—for

a brother K —,; we would have a Christ- ere the next Christmas came round, a

\ mas pudding! I agreed—it was just the young lady had arrived from England
a thing, and how we should enjoy it! who knew how to make a genuine plum-

i} But how was it made? Neither knew. pudding.

i Finally, however, we decided on three Travelling in the mountains of
Pi items: plums, suet, and flour. The boy Jamaica is both difficult and dangerous,
ie | was sent off to Gayle, five miles away, especially in the rainy season. I have
i to buy them. In the evening we set to a vivid recollection of a journey I once
a ae work to make the pudding; stoning took from Enfield to an American mis-~
Ful plums and chopping suet. But my _ sion station, some twenty miles distant.
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In passing through Annotto Bay, I but in the darkness I had missed the Hi H
called on the Baptist minister, who on Way out, and had to search up and down 1 i
learning my destination, persuaded me eae Soe time eee i oe |
to take another route, as it would be aa suitable place to climb out of the i :
shorter. As it was getting late in the The next thing was to find the lost Wt |
day, | took his advice, although I had path, but all my efforts were in vain, ~ ! | |
not been over the road before. All went and I was literally lost in the bush. Hi
well until I had crossed the Wag Water After a time I came to an opening, and ) ;
River, and had got three parts of the saw in the distance a faint light. I Hil i
way up the mountain on the other side, made towards it, and found to my great | :
when night came suddenly upon me relief that it came from a negro’s hut. 1 |
(there is no twilight in the tropics), and The inmates had all retired for the Wi. j
I had to grope my way. Eventually I night, but my shouts of “Lost! lost!” | | |
reached the top and crept down the soon roused them from their slumbers. i | i
other side, when my horse abruptly I told them of my predicament, and |
stopped. I got off to ascertain what was where I wanted to go; and in a few H
the matter, and found that I had come minutes a lad came out and_ kindly i)
up to a bamboo fence, and had evi- offered to put “buckra minister” in the ii
dently gone ‘up a narrow path which led right road. I arrived at the mission i i
to some provision field. I had to lead house without further mishap, just i !
my horse back fully half a mile before before midnight, fatigued and hungry, . iii
striking the main road again. When I but truly thankful that at last my i I
had reached the bottom of the moun- journey’s end had been safely reached. it] 1
tain I unexpectedly came up to a river.’ I was afterwards told that there was tN | i]
This surprised me, for [I had never a deep hole in the river I had crossed Vi i
heard of one being in that locality. I that night, close to the ford, into which, |
sat for a few minutes in my saddle, won- if I had fallen, in all probability, both Li | i
dering what to do next. horse and rider would have been i | 1
I fully realised the danger of cross- diowned. tail
ing an unknown river in the dark, and When I think of this, and other nar- aH | 4
yet the only remaining alternative was row escapes I had during those ten ah i}
to stay where I was till morning. years spent in Jamaica, | am thankful it
Finally, however, I decided to take the to God for having watched over me in (| |
risk, and plunged in. I got over safely, the hour of danger. | i]
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MARCH 4TH—God’s Heritage in Us— but of grace. Therefore, strive to be Hy |
Deut. xxxii. 9—12; Eph. 1. 3—18. all that God meant you to be. Hy |
Last month we considered “Our Perfect I call Thy plan: hi Wh
Heritage in God.” Here is a yet Thanks that I was a man! Hi Wh
more inspiring topic. The central Maker, remake, complete,—I trust what Hie j i}
idea is found in Eph. i. 11 (R.V.): age a. | |
“Wwe were made a heritage,” or, more MARCH 11TH—What Our_ Motto | i
literally, “we have been chosen as Means.—Acts it 42—47; Eph. iu. li We
God’s portion.” Call to mind Israel’s 812: : : i Hi
election. Unworthy as Israel often Our motto is not a mere decoration. i Mi
proved, yet she was the chosen people It is a statement of our fundamental LY i
of God. Salvation is not of merit, principles, “For Christ and _ the Wi |
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if Church.” Emphasize these two very unpretentious fashion. Its
i points: (1) personal devotion to founder simply aimed at providing for
| Christ, (2) loyalty to His Body, which — the spiritual wants of the young people
is the Church. The latter will lead of his own Church. By so doing he
i} us to attend our Church’s services, to discovered the need of all the Churches,
join in its enterprises, to pray for its and created a model capable of almost
{ welfare, and generally to pour into 1t universal application. Few men have
the vigour of our own active, healthy been so signally honoured of God as
life. Dr. Clark. May his health be restored,
MarcH 18TH—Amos and Revival; and may he be spared for many years
From Formalism to Fruitfulness—— to witness the further progress of En-
| Amos v. 21—27; 1X. II—I5. deavour, in the continued accession
Amos was probably the earliest of from its ranks of members to the
| the written prophets. Read his auto- Churches, and in the consecration of
biography in chapter vi. 10 ff. He multitudes of young and earnest lives
| lived in the prosperous but graceless to Christ’s service in the ministry, the
i days of Jeroboam II. in the eighth mission field, the sphere of citizenship,
: century B.c. He is not a “minor and in those countless opportunities of
prophet,” but a very great one. Christian activity which were never so
Hi “The distinguishing characteristic of abundant as they are to-day.
i heathenism,” says Dr. G. A. Smith, THE PRESIDENT’S GREETING.
i “is the stress which it lays on cere- The “Christian Endeavour Times”
| ; monial.” Against this Amos’calls for has published many words of greeting
t an ethical revival Mark the fine and good wishes from the leaders of
passage verse 24. That is the note - the Churches. Here is one from the
of a true revival. The righteousness Rey. T. J. Dickinson, our President:
| of the Kingdom exceeds that of the Ss What glorious things have been aG=
Scribes and Pharisees. __ complished by the Christian Endeavour
Neil MARCH 25TH.—The Teaching of Jesus movement during the last eventful
f 9 om Prayer Matt vi5——15. twenty-five years! In three directions,
i Jesus was mighty in prayer, and certainly, we have all benefited. Tt has
Hh) il well qualified to teach what He fostered and deepened these essential
| habitually practised. Observe first things of our Christian life:
7: | the negative side of His teaching. “Cr A victorious faith in Jesus
Hl . “Not as the hypocrites.” A hypocrite Christ as Saviour and King.
| means an actor. Prayer is no formal “(2) Christian fellowship as both the
ral act, but the inward disposition of the’ expression and culture of the Christian
i heart. Notice also the confidence we life.
Mh may have in prayer; “your Father “ (3). Christian service, as essential to
| knoweth.” Then study the pattern all believers.
| prayer, its brevity, simplicity, “ May its good work abound yet more
a catholicity and spirituality. and more.”
|| Tact onthe wes © celebrated athe It is gratifying to report that in this
i twenty-fifth anniversary of the origin department considerable progress has
i of Christian Endeavour. In many been made. At the time of writing, the
lands, and in many tongues, thanks- "umber of branches is 256, as compared
| givings arose to God for the with 205 last year, with nearly 2,500
blessings and opportunities secured by additional readers. In some cases there
this wonderful institution. When Wes- @r@ transfers from local Sunday School
1 tf ley beheld the strength of Methodism Unions, but there are also a few en-
a i in his day, he asked: “ What hath God tirely new branches. A little attention
i wrought?” And so may we as wecon- 0” the part of school officials would
4 template the growth, the achievements, ®ugment our numbers still further. _
and the yet more fruitful promise of The CE. and LB.R.A. Secretary will
C.E. For clearly it is not man’s work, be glad to supply information.
i i but God’s. Like many other great and Reval Pe DATE,
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Y introduction to the Chinese assorted dressing gowns, cut short, with it |
people took place on the last head-covering and ear wraps made from i i

day of 1867 and the begin- the cuttings. i I

ing of 1868. The scene at the landing-stage im- i |
The tea clipper had only just dropped pressed me, the people so numerous, Hi ;
anchor in the Shanghai river, when a and all crowded into narrow streets, ij
swarm of native boats surrounded the where they jostled each other with more Hh i
new arrival for business purposes. or less good temper, or bad, in their H {|
The boats resembled a huge frog hurried methods of gaining a living i
resting onthe surface. They were and making headway. - a
called sampan, or “pine planks,” and The coolies were carrying tremendous Hi f
seemed to be made for one boatman loads, and managed to get through the Ht
and one passenger: a sort of river cab. crowd by a not unpleasant shout, which Hii i
These boats contained Chinese business also helped them along with their Hit | |
men, fruit séllers, storekeepers, tailors, burdens. | iW

and even drink sellers; but these were I was more than interested at the Hii

driven off while the captain was on sight of so many thousands of China- NB

board, but they waited for their oppor- men, some quiet, but many shouting, ii |
tunity to entice the not unwilling sailor. and the fact of my ignorance of their il
These traders were proud of their language humbled and bewildered me. Hy }
business names, such as “ Ningpo Nick,” I shall never forget the kindness of Hit |
“Swatow Sam,’ “Canton John,” etc. the late William Muirhead, of the Lon- | |
The average Britisher abroad does not don Missionary Society, Shanghai. He 1 |
- take the native races seriously. He was the first missionary I met in China, |
makes much use of his humour, and it and as a host and guide he was perfect, Wa
is seen in the trading names given to, and, I think, an ideal missionary. | | Hh
and adopted by, these Chinamen, who The first lesson I learned from him Hi I}
cheerfully agree to take any name, if was how to get through a narrow and Hi 1]
he can thereby gain a dollar honestly, crowded street at a high rate of speed. th | i
or otherwise. One of these retained I had been used to an active life in He HH
the name of “Jim Crow,” and retired England, and I do not like now to allow hy / i
from business with a fortune! anyone to get ahead of me in the ii 1
This first day in Shanghai was ex- street, but: Mr. Muirhead was a tremend- I |
ceedingly cold; and the Chinese pre- ous walker, even in a crowd. “The i |
sented a curious appearance. They King’s business requireth haste” fit- AN Hy
were wrapped up in thick and inelegant tingly expresses the life and conduct of HE Hy
garments, which appeared to be num- this devoted missionary. i H)
berless and very ancient. These men A Chinese crowd in a narrow street i Mi
resembled mixed bundles of strangely- are very provoking to an active man Wii |
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—~ 7 I notice that the nar-
i fA ve he : row streets are appro-
| : ==) NW o_o propriated by hawkers
Ht} te eG NEE (44 and traders, and the
i} rmsntcen eames “re tN traveller has to pick his
| ayer 1 @ LIE CAN i Map RSLS way through, and be
| “once Nee Nt 6m PRR OS careful not to upset a
if eS Ae & fo Nee / Per rN ep Se 5 ‘
) Che tf A SP HN i eee tub of live fish, or to
ii 7 as. eat eed gy || Lh) Wan singe his coat by con-
| / sae pr fee ET tact with the street-oven
f Fame. ‘a AWS ao Wof the itinerant pastry
i | Ae ah sar Am A )) y ane Biase cook and baker.
oh eae 7g ‘ PY ee aN But note the difference
| f a (a >} ae Ee ] A \\ between the native
/ elf Sf) Ss a 4 Aer | streets and the streets on
Os ed 7. Bee age beg the British or French
} Se eo) of tsa iMemenisn
i! See! ot re Beet
al te ak itera eee” The latter, both of .
i pes ef ee h reveal a_ surface
Stee Se & them, 4
Wi — ar cleanness that makes life
i : cilia: sale endurable, if you do not
if 5 eae examine the houses and
: Ce shops too carefully.
A Street Plant=Seller, China. [Photo supplied by Miss E. M. Lee. But the town left to
| Chinese control (?) is
1 and a quick walker. They are not in simply uncovered uncleanness.
; a hurry, time is no object, and they will Dirty cooks and greasy waiters, un-
ia not make haste. washed hawkers and unclean shopmen,
i | The Britisher represents haste, rush, streets choked with refuse and stuffed
i i and hurry, and he is compelled to dodge with unpleasant garbage, houses and
| | one man, push aside another, and make shops wanting paint, and _ tawdry
il a slow coach give way. Perhaps there temples to match the common custom.
i i is a mission for the active Britisher in But all this is outside the walled city,
ia China, to quicken the pace of the aver- and after a mile or so of the fore-men-
ti) age Chinaman; but the work will be tioned, we arrive at the city gate.
iia) very unpopular, and will arouse hatred, How horrible! over the entrance is
i scorn, and enmity. fixed the head -of a Chinese robber
1 | Unhappily for China, the great recently executed!
‘i teacher, Confucius, fixed the slow and This public place is chosen that the
i easy pace for ever in China. “The criminals’ fate and punishments may act
ib |] superior man is never in a hurry.” As _ as a powerful lesson to the people.
| all Chinamen who profess to be some- Passing through the gate we push
i i body claim to be disciples of the our way through the:streets to the Mis-
hi superior order, it will not be easy to sion Church. As soon as I enter a deep
4 change the slow walking. feeling of interest and devotion steals
\ a ae I distinctly remember my first visit over my mind. A hymn is heartily
\ to the native city of Shanghai on my sung. The tune is familiar, but the
; a first Sunday in China. “No Sabbath in words are strange, and yet I am con-
2 ail China” is the first thought, for the scious that I am joining in the spirit of
t Chinese hawkers, stallholders, and shop- worship. I hear the first reading of the
fi ee Gl ae EL otk d Scriptures in Chinese. Oh, how I long
Hi Pp : § shouting an to be able so to use my Chinese
calling, as if they were appealing to Testament!
| | deaf people. My heart lost itself in admiration and
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reverence for this English missionary, noblest:work in this world and I longed’ Hi 4
who seemed to talk so easily and speak to be able to preach the Gospel of | | y
so powerfully. One word or half sen- peace to the multitude on the street, in ) i
tence of four sounds or syllables the market-place, or in the Mission WY
specially impressed me, and I could just Church. i | :
remember enough ofatito enable meow ee se Hi
ask at the close of the service for its A few years after I went on a preach- | |
English, ae ie aie the missionary ing tour with Mr. Muirhead, and _per- (| ;
said, “ Eterna se haps I may be pardoned, because I felt ii i
From that time forward I felt that that I had not failed in my attempt to ti
the work of the evangelist was the do the work of the evangelist. |
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sent-day strenuousness to pause In Lobting Memory Hy
and remember noble and saintly fellow or ii
workers of past days. To be too busy WILLIAM HENRY HART Hl
to do this means loss of tenderness and is : x HN |
sates cake ‘ ho was called to the fuller life i :
loss of the distinctly spiritual in the Névsmber 1186, 1002. i
strain and service of the present. \
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William Henry Hart. “PEACE BY JESUS CHRIST.’ | | |
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Within the past few weeks a beauti- This was the text of his last sermon, / H
ful memorial tablet, designed by Mr. preached in this Church two days before his death. | i |
DWV lapalb-of-Birminghamehasi beech soem ee a a eee ae | |
erected and unveiled in Gravelly Hill An ever - memorable service was \
Church, Birmingham, to our late held in the church on the occasion Hi} it
honoured Connexional Treasurer, of the unveiling. Alderman Edwards, iy ||
Alderman W. H. Hart, J.P., the inscrip- J.P., a lifelong friend of Mr. Hart, and I Wii
tion being : fellow worker in the city life of Birm- i | |
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i} aingham, ‘unveiled the tablet. The Presi- School teachers and parents took this
il} ‘dent (the Rev. T. J. Dickinson), the view of Christian missions, Home and
| Rev. E. Boaden, and the Rev. Henry T. Foreign!
iy : Chapman (Foreign Missionary Secre- MISSIONARY SUNDAY.
|i tary) gave addresses, the pastor of the The Missionary Jubilee Commitee
ma Church (the Rev. C. D._Barriball) has decided to ask that Sunday, April
HE | presiding. Mr. Robert Bird, J.P. 8th, be set apart throughout the
iy} (Treasurer), friend beloved of Mr. Connexion as a special Jubilee Mis-
} Hart, was present, but was too much sionary Sunday. The following re-
i affected to address the gathering. The solution has been forwarded to
i choir of the church rendered several every minister: Resolved, ‘“ That
| beautiful selections. The meeting was every minister be respectfully and-
} ‘solemn, but earnestly __re-
| not sad; a [ae : i Sem] «quested to
season of | ssisiieees ei Ny Ram|; make the
iy ‘deep spiritual- |) 2555) Sse on Ba ge ne second Sun-
iby, earned sO; 1 ee 4 Pees Zowxwy * day in April
| open vision; | [ssa Or ee Ie a < (the ~ 8th) “sa
| tears (were | (005g eae SS iS special Mis-
| made radiant | 235) See agWgAees oe Ac) ms ence BS sionary Sun-
| with the glo- | 9) 9a esse Se eee «day, enforcing
| rious hope of | 9 9t 00 —ie 9 5)/f comme, § the claims of
i) | : immortality. foray Oro eee ‘| our Home and
| | HONOUR TO 4 TS ge ee ee ee a
i WHOM HONOUR ; Hi Ps <7 S oF ey 5 Si Omks, = amd
Is oe =: 1 e ie seit Te ee 1a making a spe-
: the mis- ‘2 o- FE kate cial point of
tl ‘slonary | Paes St. Sai ee re hp the Jubilee
ae mer in the Te fae s ca eS effort to wipe
i - Castleford cir- a 3 ca s>) Sess ee off the nresent
on {i cuit has been ere Re E a ila, | wig * sae
ia : ae cae rag deficit of
ia won this year |7ers., ay aaa $2,500; also
ni by Miss Maud |Sgae ae vid a jee
ie Weaver, whose | i Bi 4 & ie oe ihe. eae oe h 5
a | have pleasure | 8) Jit sceees eeu “ a Sas
i | in ening The va ian ‘oe = y y being made to
ti amount which | "%4 Ne | do this by a
i ik our friend has | eeaiiaeae En Cha irm an’s
\ a collected is |) 3saaeaes y im dey) §=Subscription
i Z10 Io, a = A laa List in con- |
a iii noble sum, |) = aa A _ nection with
ia and shows |) = nits am bt a Missoaayy
‘a what is pos- 4. Be Jubilee Meet-
i { euie Sheet Miss Maud Weaver. ing to be held
i there is system and the young’ inthe City Temple, London, April 30th,
el people are encouraged to work for the 1906.”
| great missionary cause. Why so com- We are persuaded that the ministers
| paratively little is done by our young will respond. Will the officers of our
Ba people, and supremely so in many Churches assist them, and not allow
1 |i places, is for lack of encouragement. local claims to bar the way? The occa-
j | | To what nobler, what more ennobling, _ sion is special, and should be felt to be
i ie i and distinctly spiritual service can young great as well. Fifty years of missionary
i Th life with its throbbing enthusiasm be enterprise! The needs, too, are great.
i consecrated than to think, and care, and A united effort, and prayerful, cannot
ii pray, and work for those which lie fail.
Hi heyond, and for whom the Saviour _ For particulars of the London meet-
Pe ‘died? Well would it be if Sunday ings see Editor’s “ Notes.”
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By Mr. A. Linton, Director of Agriculture, East We are delighted to report that the | ;
Africa Protectorate. first response to the appeal to old sub- il |
It affords us very great pleasure to scribers was from a minister (a super- Vi |
: s : numerary, too), who increases his annual 1H }
give the following excerpts from a subscription from 10s. to a guinea. We i |
letter addressed to the Rev. J. HH. thank our friend. May his action be | j
Duerden, by the Director of Agriculture predictive of a great increase in our i
in East Africa: subscription list. i '
“Tanaland is so altogether different Jo i
from the rest of East Africa, and I MAZERAS ii
must say there is no place where anti- Ww : fiend a E land i '
missionists would get such an ‘eye- F Eee ere te "Griffith Be eo Hi
> The climate had _ generally Se ee Wi
Ope ier oO Griffiths and I go out visiting the Hi
proved too much for the ordinary people on most’ afternoons, and soon i
fortune-seeker, and it has been left, we are to commence visiting the out- i |
and is still left, to you and the German stations. On Sunday we had such bright |
missionaries, to develop the country. services and good congregations, and at i
“Tt was a great pleasure to me to see My Bible class there were thirty women i |
the happy faces of your scholars and present. The dispensary is being built. i |
to hear their singing, but I believe that | /_am longing to begin the medical work. i
the progress you are making depends There is great need of it, for the people Hl
as much on the works you are carrying trust, so much to the native ‘medicine i
ae man,’ who, after getting all he can out I
“T was surprised and gratified to fnd 0f the poor sufferers without doing ! I
that you had induced the normal Galla them any good (but rather making iH
to work, and to settle and to take life them much worse), turns them out to |
seriously. I was surprised to see the ‘Starve and die. I am devoting a great HW |
Galla going about reading your books, Patt of each morning to the_transla- Hi
and believe that you have only got tion into Swahili of our ‘Book of I j
them to that state through showing “érvices, and when this is done, | am i] \
them actual works. At any rate, it Img to start on the Free Church Hi |
is quite certain that until you made Catechism. We are both well and have | i
protective banks, etc, it was quite plenty to do always. qi \
impossible to settle at Golbanti and =e i
cultivate all the year round. And Hi | |
unless you show the natives how to MISSIONARY QUERIES. i |
make cultivation sure, and so prevent BOOK prizes to the value of 3s. 6d, . ia |
famine, you could not have any great 2s. 6d. and ts. 6d, will be given for the th | i,
\ influence with the people. first, second, and third best set of i i}
_ “T therefore hope that you will even answers to queries appearing in April, Hl il
further assist us in the development of May, and June. Hi |
the country. Your cotton crop was the Our Young People’s Missionary Hi
best I saw on the Tana River, and if Secretary has kindly undertaken to Vi Hi
you energetically pushed the cultivation adjudicate. Replies may be sent to him i I HN
I am sure it would prove a financial month by month, or altogether on or Hid HW
success. before June roth. Hi | Hi
“With great pleasure I enclose you The Rev. James Ellis, 11, Little Wy I
a cheque for £5 to assist in banking Woodhouse Street, Leeds. tH 1]
against the river. Your banks, although Competitors must not be over six- Wt
of great benefit, have, I fear, been put teen years of age. ti | |
up with a greater regard for ‘saving the 1. Which three Psalms are by special Hi | }
pence” than for durability. I have had distinction Missionary psalms ? i i
considerable experience with a flooding 2. Where did St. Paul preach his i| \
river like the Tana, and am confident most famous missionary sermon? itt
that it is vain to attempt anything what- 23: What was the text and subject of i i
ever until you protect your land. Carey’s great Missionary sermon? Hh f i
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| Chapter ll.—Ningpo.—‘‘ For Believers Workiné.”’ é
| NE name must ever top the list alone. After that he held the fort with-
! eC of our workers in China. Others out a colleague to cheer or help him
may see more fruit to their from 1869 to 1874, five long yet useful
| labour, none will do more manful ser- years. Then, at last, the Committee
| vice. To the Rev. Frederick Galpin our sent out the Rev. Robert Swallow. It
mission owes what it can never owe to was during those five years that the
another. In its darkest hour he stood foundation of our Ningpo work was
faithfully to his post, and neither physi- laid. Mr. Galpin was ever an earnest
cal suffering nor mental anguish shook student, and he soon became an excel-
i} BSN lent speaker of the Ningpo
if ae ui a eee bina BA lapeuege If any pare equaled
Pr kk Of ee none have surpassed him in his
i oe ae Ce : q 2 te By Ae knowledge a use of that
| AS earn ee Rot a Xe fF A pe tongue. His audiences were
| Se Be Beta 2 ig # 4a ag a always compelled to listen to
i || Meee Lo ip ee A > a him, for his facility in speech,
1 Bee att 4 Pe a eee Soe and his earnest presentation of
H Parca Meh! ae = de eee gp. : the truth, so commanded atten-
| Be Se 2 ee! tion that few could leave in the
1a iS i a — = Soe middle of his public addresses.
: = Daily preaching in _ street
\ ieee id chapels is not so much in vogue
/ | Be ; Sa nowadays as it was then. Other
An | Bs - we. * methods of evangelization have
1 | a i eM been adopted, and now our
: i - . PPO eo ae A : native brethren do most of it,
bi Buy ke : but in Mr. Galpin’s day street
i | : cme yp preaching was almost the only
ia - \ Ve? 14. Sues mode of reaching the. people.
| Xa m LP fe oe , Books and tracts were few, and
Hl Oe, ES i not up to present-day standards ; |
Hil Le ae ae, Pee Ca hence the young missionary had
i fi Sse pte mes «(|e little to fall back upon save the
ih | ea a, lm” spoken Word, always and every-
| eae Pees a ae where the most effective if the
i ae Bes a a preacher be a man of Mr.
| oe ll eee} )=6Galpin’s ability. Day by day
; | wy +S . ra a ee 1 he wended his way to his post,
mie ih EE EIA I ce RR EO ieee bey. so rae sometimes speaking to a crowd,
| ss : aha ———! sometimes to but three or four.
A Christian B.A. and Grandson. But whether to many or few,
| the Word was faithfully
| al him, alone and unfriended, from his _ preached.
Hil duty. He is the real founder of our In those days it was no unusual thing
He fill Ningpo Mission, and to his urgency the for the missionary, in his street preach-
| i mission in Wenchow also owes its ing-room, to accord with native
i establishment. etiquette, by providing tea and native
| Mr. Galpin left England in 1867. tobacco for the use of the guests who
i | For the first six months in Ningpo he’ ventured in. Whether our mission ever
i | had the society of Mr. Fuller and Mr. carried courtesy as far as tobacco has
Pi Mara; for a year longer of Mr. Mara not been left on record, but in that
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period of distrust and distaste of the portant seaport of Zih-pu, or Stonepier, Hi i}
foreigner some such kindly custom may and here another station was estab- i Ti
well have been advisable. Some mis- lished. Chinghai, or Seaguard, to the Hi i | !
sions went even further than tobacco— east of Ningpo, and at the mouth of i i |
if such be possible—and provided a the river, was also visited, and in this tH a
free dinner every Sunday for their con- large seaside city, the chief town of | | : |
verts, a custom which may possibly have another great magistracy, still another Hil I
given rise to the term “rice Christians.” station was established. As opportunity il | \
This custom was begun in a spirit of offered, other towns and villages were i | |
true Christian kindness, for those who visited, and the Gospel presented to wi i
first became Christians were few, often those willing to give it a hearing. i |
poor, always despised, and in many The only member of the United TW
cases came long distances to Wa il
service. As time went on, such [fg a - aa a i a
a custom necessarily became a [Re © "4S fo Ra ree Oy Pa: iM] |
burden to the Church, and [Riise se e S _ seer ti |
injurious to its converts. But |RRaaame ee pe 4 a = I
the abandonment of an institu- Fe Foyt ee eee £6 Hi |
tion of this kind, unless done [7 SHMNeseente" comme hace Ye i i]
sympathetically, may be provo- ji Seiko tages ee eT Pr oe Hi i
cative of much misunderstand- |Â¥iiigiscor tliat etna Pa ean Hl i
ing. One good missionary, still hare ew, Ay fe | i | \
alive and at work, united the pee Sate ee Salad Hi |
wisdom of the serpent with the |B piaAGysdicmeaueties OG ae oka Hl
harmlessness of the dove by Pe BY ies. SR, “eae en y | i
purchasing a quantity of dinner |fBgigR Sia. 7 *\ alesse eee ge ees ae ve
baskets. On the following Sun- ff eo CS es . %.. er RSE ii |
day he announced to his con- |MRgee Sigecueand Se ger 5 Need Hii |
gregation that, after the service, [fuga 9” Wee et a Hi |
he would have the pleasure of |RAeee . git eee oe Hi i
giving each person there a pre- a eee ia Sat es a Hi | !
sent of an excellent basket in Rae See a | | By ee ee ait |
which dinner in future could be ae Se ih cic Via Vo ns a i | | |
brought on Sundays. There |iiegeeem a Bee Ki fe Ni | iI
was, of course, some. murmur- : oa RW 1 i
ing, but no ill results of any aa ey en ae i] | 1
moment followed. We have no os yeaa rar ne i ; We ‘|
record of our mission ever | SAEs 5 as il; Hi
having indulged its converts in 2 Men eee ee i 1H
so liberal a manner as this, — er eto not eee Hh |
either in dinner or baskets. a m ees eae = Rake |) | Hi
Mr. Galpin did not, however, |iiaMMMnet cc) = vitae He HH
confine himself to work in the Bi I ite oS | i |
city of Ningpo. There were Shrine on Hill in China. ii |
other cities in the county ‘ : ; Hl} |
besides its chief city. Some of these Presbyterian Mission then in Ningpo Mh 1
were already occupied by other missions, was Dr. John Parker, and Mr. Galpin Nt | ily
but others were still unevangelized. ‘lo gladly accepted his invitation to preach i | |
the latter Mr. Galpin bent his attention, to his hospital patients, and, in the Wii HF
and during the five years that elapsed absence of an ordained minister of that Wi | i
before the advent of Mr. Swallow, he Church, to baptize converts. When in Wi | i
had succeeded in establishing several 1872 the United Presbyterians decided Hi | i
out-stations. Among the most im- to concentrate their forces in Man- Wit |
portant of these was ae city of Hsiang- churia, where they have since had re- Hl | \
shan (Shang-shan), or Elephant Til markable success, they handed over to Wh |
the chief city of the magistracy of that Mr. Galpin their two stations and twenty il i |
mame. Further to the south is the im- converts. Hi \|
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Among these converts were two who _ their lives working for the Kingdom of
| had been slaves to the opium habit, and Heaven in China. Both have worthuy
i whose past life had been steeped in occupied the Presidential chair, and are
| wickedness. These two men, while in ?°Y engaged in successful work aan
D soca : portant home circuits. During his first
i} Tr Parker's opium ward, came under term of service, Mr. Swallow took a
| the influence of the Gospel and were warm interest in medical work among
' converted. It is twenty years since Mr. the people; wherever he went his medi-
i} Galpin told the writer the story, how cine chest went also. For a month at a
one night these two old partners in time his home and family saw nothing
wickedness became so impressed by the of him, as he roughed it in distant towns
truth to which they had listened, that and villages, helping the sick and suffer-
they, unknown to each other, resolved ing. During his second term in China,
to seek a quiet spot away from the however, he felt that further training
other patients, and especially from each im medicine was necessary if he were to
other, and pray to God for salvation. do effective medical work. To this end
i As it turned out they sought the quiet he made special journeys across the
spot simultaneously; but in the dark- Pacific at his own expense, studied sur-
ness as they knelt in prayer in separate gery in San Francisco, and in due course
il corners of the room, they heard and_ received his degree there. From that
it recognized each other’s voices. They time onward Dr. Swallow pursued his
\ Had been endeavouring to hide their beneficent work on a much larger scale,
if iit secret ; now they confessed each to the and when, during his year of Presi-
other what had brought him out of dency, his appeal for a hospital in
| bed into that dark and empty room. Ningpo was responded to by Mr. Blyth,
Both of them became preachers of the of Yarmouth, he was able on his return
| Gospel, one in especial, Mr. Tsiang for a third term of service in China, to
|i O-pong, becoming a helper who has devote himself wholly to the numerous
ever been surpassed in soul-saving patients who sought his skill.
i | power in the annals of our Ningpo In 1895 Mr. Galpin’s health broke
| Mission. Mr. Galpin says of him: down, and he was compelled to return
i “Very soon the new man became as heme. The year before, Mr. and Mrs.
famous for downright goodness as he Soothill, returning from furlough, had
i il formerly had been notorious for taken out a young missionary, whose
! wickedness. He warned and exhorted subsequent progress in the language
1) with tremendous energy; in his preach- gave much promise of future Teetee
| ing the ‘Kingdom of Heaven suffered ness. Unfortunately, an attack of |
| violence’; he used all his concentrated small pox, which well nigh proved
i force to bring men into the Kingdom. fatal, so impaired his health—he had
i | The Gospel was proclaimed with pheno- not been vaccinated—that a few
| menal energy, and with corresponding months after his recovery he was re-
i | sympathy and deep emotion; strong luctantly compelled by medical advice
| i faith worked out in love—the love for to return to England, in order that he
brother man—as strong as the faith in might escape the approaching hot sea-
ih) i Jesus Christ. Mr. Tsiang continued to son. On reaching England, the home
i work until his death, and left clear doctors so strongly opposed his return
testimony to his family when he bade _ that, despite his own readiness to risk
| farewell to this life.” all, the Committee did not deem it ad-
a In 1874 the Rev. Robert Swallow visable to grant permission. He, too,
joined Mr. Galpin. These two brethren is now doing useful circuit work at
| each put in thirty of the best years of home—the Rev. R. Woolfenden.
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| Auxiliary. Parpose: ISA VIVIAN.
O anyone engaged in either reli- women’s societies, but suiting them to
it gious, political or social work our particular requirements.
“women’s auxiliary” is no new The first conference was held in Lady
i term. Lane Mission on November toth, 1897,
During recent years numerous when I read a paper on “Women’s
societies of the kind have come into Work for Missions.” The paper em-
} existence. There has been no feeling phasized the importance of combining
| of rivalry, but a conviction that in cer- what had hitherto been isolated efforts
tain directions methods of work might into an organized whole, and the need
iil be adopted more suited to women’s ways of our women becoming better equipped
and likings, and which, rightly used, to meet the increasing demands of our
i might prove powerful allies. The missions abroad. It further urged the
“Women’s Liberal Association,” the vital necessity of maintaining the faith
| “British Women’s Temperance Asso- and inspiration of our women workers,
lI ciation,’ and numerous “Women’s. by constantly keeping them in touch
Missionary Boards,’ have shown what with God, by daily prayer for missions,
useful work may be done by such and with each other by monthly prayer-
‘societies. meetings and quarterly District
There arose, therefore, in the minds meetings.
of some lovers of missions in our own The substance of this paper was
Hi Churches the thought that if others afterwards published under the title of
were benefiting by such associations of “Aims and Methods.”
| women, our own Missionary Society Mrs. Martin, of Darlington, and Mrs.
might do the same. Our women had Swallow (then just returned from
the capacity, given the opportunity. China) opened the discussion, and after
The suggestion was, I believe, first a brisk debate it was decided to begin
: | brought forward in the Leeds and Brad- work early the following year. Our
HW |i ford District meeting in the autumn of first District committee met in. January,
1896, and was carried by the General 1898, to which eighteen circuits had
| ‘Missionary Secretary to the Annual As- elected representatives. Mrs. Bavin
i sembly of 1897, when a resolution was_ was elected president, and it is interest-
\ a passed advocating the formation of ing to know that she is now a valued
a ““Tadies’ Missionary Auxiliaries,’ in worker in our missions in Jamaica.
| Districts, Circuits and Churches. Con- The first report, issued in 1899,
sidefable fear seemed to exist lest such showed a membership of 630, and a
a L.M.A. might only result in the contribution through the _ various
i || weakening of existing efforts. Leeds Churches to the General Mission Fund
il and Bradford District meeting, how- of about £100.
il ever, decided to venture on what might During the second year Rochdale, |
‘be termed an experimental L.M.A. A Manchester and Sheffield took up the
sub-committee of the following gentle- scheme, and following the general lines
men was appointed to carry out the already laid down, quite flourishing
' ‘scheme, viz., the Revs. H. T. Chapman, societies were formed. During the
Oe ‘T. W. Townend, J. W. Mawer, J. years that have followed, Nottingham,
i Dinsley, and W. Vivian, F.R.G.S. London, Bristol and Lincoln have
These having inquired through a cir- formed auxiliaries. Ladies are also at
‘cular the amount of missionary organi- work in Newcastle and Cornwall Dis-
zation at work in the District, drew up tricts, where we hope soon to have
a a constitution similar to the rules auxiliaries established. The value of
Pa adopted in the Bible Christian and other these District auxiliaries is self-evident,
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The Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary | I |
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for while the actual work is done in the system as that possessed by any other i I
Circuits and Churches, the results are women’s missionary society. | 1
all focussed in the District quarterly Organization, however, must not i i
meeting, and the reports there read suffice—we must have enthusiasm. | |
often serve as_ object-lessons to ae aS Imust £ God? rom soe from HI i
branches just beginning. It was felt, oe aptism of God's Holy Spirit er his
atith ale secdeduconselie oO us in answer to our prayers. iS | | 13
however, that the w will so fill us with holy purposes, and i :
dation, so 1n- the summer of 1904 the will give us such a vision of our cruci- | | i
Rev. W. Vivian called the attention of fied Lord, that remembering the yearn- i i
the Foreign Missionary Committee to ing of His great heart for these perisn- | i
the advisability of arranging some ing millions for whom He died, we ih] |
scheme whereby these various District shall stir ourselves to an untiring effort ; | HI
L.M.As. might be unified. with a quenchless zeal for the pro- ie
A resolution was submitted by the motion of a purer womanhood, and an i |
Rev. H. T. Chapman recommending uplifted manhood. seen ao ii |
‘ It will make us practical, it will make i] |
that a conference should be held to f Wie
: : x us generous. We shall not rest content Vip
discuss the question with L.M.A. repre- that such a heavy debt should clog the wii |
sentatives. This conference took place wheels of our General Missionary Com- Vie |
in February of last year at Notting- mittee, but by earnest self-sacrifice and Ht |
ham, and consisted of the Connexional the continual giving of our mites, we iii | i
Officers and L.M.A. representatives from shall free ourselves from this perplex- We
the Districts. Miss Ashworth, who has jing situation. : i
been one of our most enthusiastic and Thus our Committee would be able Hit
successful workers, very ably led off not only to carry out efficiently their Hii |
the conference on the ladies’ side ; the present work, but would do more for | i
result being that subsequently a the women of heathendom, who, as Wa
scheme of work was presented to the wives and mothers, must wield so Hi |
Missionary Committee, which, with a mighty an influence among their own Hh
few minor alterations, was accepted people. Hi |
unanimously by them. In drawing up This year is the jubilee of our mis- |
this scheme, we have kept clearly before sions—let it be the beginning of a new ie !
us the idea of harmony with the plans era to us, by the consecration of every i ii | iy
and purposes of the Foreign Mission- woman in our. Churches to this noble Hi | |
ary Committee, and freedom of action work. Tie HI
| in the Districts, combined with a Let us take up the tasks that are near 1 | 1
general unity of purpose for the at hand. First clear away this debt of i | 1
deepening of missionary interest in our £2,500. Then we shall be free to enter Hi Hi
Churches, and the furtherance of all the doors that are opening to us on He |
ettorts on behalf of our heathen sisters every hand. By our prayer and by our Wl |
on our foreign stations. perseverance let us maintain and i | |
This central council having become increase the services already rendered He | iN
an accomplished fact, provides, with our by our auxiliary in so many parts of the l) i HH
District organization, as complete a Denomination. i .
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| HAVE received from the Rev. J. H. present at least, of work not directly
i | Duerden the following two letters spiritual. Am I to be silent about that?
which, omitting the headings, I If so, I must be almost entirely silent.
i give precisely as I have received. In i am fighting water now, trying to re-
| intimating that our people like chiefly claim a large part of our estate from
i to hear of spiritual results, it appears periodic flooding:* Last week I had the
Mr. Duerden felt that my words were greatest fight in my life. On three suc-
a rebuke. I regret if I gave him any cessive mornings was a bank, which I
cause to think so. I know well that had not had time to complete before the
pioneer missionaries have much work flood came, badly broken. Each time,
to do which is not strictly spiritual, yet with great difficulty, was it repaired, and
f Behan Bore ieee ei RS Tee 8 fds Vs
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| | Pokomo Huts under water, Golbanti.
aii which is absolutely necessary, and Iam_ the result of that and other works will,
(i glad that Mr. Duerden attends to all I confidently hope, be the redemption
ie at departments of his work. I sympathize of a considerable portion of our land
| with him deeply in his solitude, and here from being seven months in the
| i especially that in his times of sickness year under water. It is not a land
hii he is without those ministrations of question only, but a question of health
i kindness which we at home find so _ also, for while Golbanti will always be
| precious. May he have all the more of unhealthy, these works will, I believe,
the Divine presence. He writes: effect an improvement in that respect.
“In the early days you once wrote As an instance, let me say that with the
14 and told me, after some voluminous flcod at its present height, between here
ia effusion of mine, that you would be and Weichu last year there was about a
a glad to hear news of souls saved. I mile of water, varying in depth from
it felt it as a rebuke. And ever since I one to six feet. At the present time
i have felt reluctant to write to you when there is not more than fifteen inches of
i | I could not speak of revival. It is, water in the way in any place. But I
| nevertheless true that a missionary’s life am always afraid that I shall be told
, | at-Golbantiis- three partssmade Up;at. sie. \ i See ius oy Se
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that this is not missionary work. a larger congregation than we have had ii I
Spiritual work is not neglected, but fora long time, and I think I can safely ti) He
there are limitations to the powers of say, with great thankfulness, that I do | i Hy
one man, especially when frequently he not remember a time when the Spirit’s
is a victim to the climatic influences. power was more greatly felt. I preached i
“T am sending you three photos ‘about Stephen’s passing, and empha- | i
which illustrate the nature of the work sized the fact that he did not die, only |
I have been speaking of. fell asleep, and that the hurtful stones Hf |
“T went up to Bobuoya three weeks were God’s kind messengers calling him Wht |
ago, and since then have been unable above. The people hstened with rapt Hi]
to put on my boots owing to bad feet, attention, and were evidently much im- Hii | i
and have also spent three days on my pressed. The service was held at ten | | |
back with fever. a.m., but already two of the preachers | H
But, though men _ forget, God had walked four miles out to, and four Wa
remembers, and He never leaves His back, from Weichu, to tell the glad HI | 1]
children. tidings. So you see that while we Hii |
“Pray for us. Kindest regards. “build the walls,” we do not forget to Hl
P.S.—Since writing, though with con- “scund the glad news abroad.” Wh :
siderable pain and difficulty, owing to “Yours affectionately, 5 a)
my foot, I have been to service. We had “J. HARTLEY DUERDEN.” Hn
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_ Literary Notices. ; Vi oe
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HE South Africa General Mission, ledges that there is a therapeutic power Wiel
a great institution of which I in the will—even in the will of another Ha
may have more to say by and -but the so-called science he utterly Hi
by, has brought out a series of booklets repudiates and stigmatizes, and, I think, Hi i
oa many important subjects. They are with justice. Pi |
sold for a penny, and have had a large The other booklet which I notice this ih |
ee ive of ee I wish month is, “Spiritualism: What it is, Hii | Hi]
notice this month, as they are on suD- and What it Leads to.’ Itisa very Hii
jects which may be regarded as “ burn- i pecHaater ence Dey ceclente snauice WH | i
ing questions,’ and they contain what Naopegieg ch osecuries crise Mntpepts yeep has Wel HI
: « » of the dead is denounced in the Word Hie ij
may be rightly called “ present truth. f Cadena Ws ect hi Wi | i
One is on Christian Science, a popular 0! 0% anc yet this 1s the very t ‘Ee Hi /
craze of the wealthy in America and Which constitutes. “spiritism,” as_ the | '
“here. It is entitled “Christian Science: uthor thinks spiritualism should be |
What it is and Whence it Came” have Called. Unhallowed curiosity is not the i i
read it with great interest and _ satis- sole cause of this desire. Sometimes it | i]
faction. I do not think the author sup- 15,2 desire for consolation on the part wii | |
poses it came from above, and, after of friends who mourn for their beloved Hi | |
reading this cogent exposition, I felt dead. These should be told that there wed Hl
that the phrase by which the fad is are better sources of consolation. The Wi fl }
known is a misnomer. As one of its writer acknowledges that there is much Wi
axioms is that there is no such thing as imposture connected with spiritualism, | | |
pain, it contradicts experience and com- but he believes that all the phenomena 1h i
mon sense. It is no science. As it cannot be thus accounted for. In fact, Will 1
ignores sin and denies the Atonement, he ascribes some of the phenomena to ~ i
it is not Christian. The success which the dead. Whether we can all follow Hil | i
this so-called science has sustained .is him in this, I do not know, but I am sure | |
marvellous, but it was predicted that in that he deserves the highest commenda- | i
_ the last days men should give heed to tion for the way in which he here f \
seducing spirits, and I must think that rebukes the unhallowed thing, and \ |
Mrs. Eddy is one. The author acknow- shows the mischief it has done. Lill | \
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tii An Address on

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| West Africa JOHN TRUSCOTT.

| for a Boy.

| Y address this afternoon is to lesson sheets, and she coaxed them to

: N\ ‘be on our missions in West come to see the pictures. Then she

Africa; only a bit of Africa, of taught them action-songs, which they

: course: Sierra Leone. Although Sierra enjoyed immensely. When the truants,

Leone has a climate which does not suit who used to run away, heard of this

Europeans it is a pretty spot. Bananas, they came and peeped and listened, and

oranges and other delicious fruits grow before a week was over nearly all the

by the wayside as pears do in Worces- children were in their places at school.

tershire. It is a British colony, and We have to-day about seventeen

| about one-half of the population are hundred children in our West African
descendants of liberated slaves. Sunday Schools. -You must not suppose

I have noticed when I have gone to a__ there are no bright, sharp boys and girls

— in West Africa. Some of them have

| LE Sp OS very black faces, but their minds are as

SL as HN bright as ours. I hope you take the

if t Vie » MISSIONARY EcHo. It is only a penny

| i i AS Ese a month, and it is full of interesting

| [ ‘a reading about our missionaries and the

E Beco people among whom they labour.

/ ae , \ Some of our missionaries write nice,
fies eo Palate veel interesting letters specially for us boys.
flees nents tN Bo A and girls. I remember one in which
Hil eases ES cetera there was a story about a couple of boys
|i a beeen Be | who had misbehaved themselves at the
i it |e eea , = hee. Mission House. It was at the time when
ti ee ae: ae the late Rev. Thomas Truscott was on

| 7 far Pe the station. On Sunday afternoon one
Bo wii a aaa ee ee of the boys, whose name was Tom,
in \ He) eer seeing Mr. Truscott enter the yard,
{ \ ad ae ir | thought it was a favourable time to
i \ i RE ee ee make friends with his master, so he |
i \ Fella 2 EE went to him with these words: “Eh,
egy Ne Beg Py grandpa, what ting do you? you look so.
, | NGS oy ey very solemn to-day.” Mr. Truscott
ie ey replied in a severe tone of voice, telling
ma SSE ee” him he had reason to look solemn, and
i Rey. Joseph New, our first Missionary to he was really angry with him and his
| West Africa. companions because of their bad
| ; : : behaviour.
Me missionary meeting with father that the At night, soon after Mr. Truscott had
hh speakers often forget us boys and girls, retired, he heard a knock at his bed-
| so I am going to forget ¢4em this after- room door. Then the door was opened,
| noon, and to talk mostly of boys and and there stood Master Tom, with an
ri girls. ‘When schools were first opened open Bible in his hands. “ Good-even- ,
aa in Sierra Leone, it was difficult to get ing, sir; I done come to see you.” With
i the children to come to them. Their this short introduction he walked to the |
i parents were indifferent, and if the bed, and kneeling beside it, said, “I got
i a schoolmaster went after them they ran a few words here I want to read to you,
| away. The teachers were at their wit’s sir.” Then he began to read in a most
i) | end to know how to get them to school. emphatic manner these words from
P| At length a lady from England went to Matthew xviii. 15—17. (The speaker
i the place with a lot of pictures and should open his Bible and read these
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An Invalid’s Prayer-Meeting | 1
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verses.) When he had finished reading, Churches may be served by natives, as Hit 4
he said, with an important air, “Now, few Englishmen are able to stand the iif k|
grandpa, what you do? You say you climate. Five have already been to Hf i]
done vex upon me, and I think you fit England for that purpose, and they are 1
to talk the palavar, and let it be finished now doing good work in Sierra Leone. Wi | Hi
this evening.” At that moment Zack, ‘The Government has decided to estab- HW |
the other boy, walked into the room. lish a school at Bo, where we have a Ti
Mr. Truscott pointed out to them how station, 136 miles inland, in which the i |
they had grieved him by their bad con- sons of the chiefs of the country are to | | |
duct ; and deserved his displeasure; but be trained for the duties that await il |
as they were sorry, and had promised to them. This is likely to be a great bless- | | i
de better in future, he would forgive ing to West Africa. The Rev. James Hi |
them. But was not that shrewd of Tom? Proudfoot, one of our ministers, is to | i
Our Missionary Committee is doing have charge of this school, and he will Wi
its best to train some of these young be sure to do his best to make these NB
Africans—the wisest and best of them boys, the future chiefs of the country, Wl il
—for the ministry, so that their good as well as wise. |
9, 9g, 2, i il
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An Invalid’s Prayer-Meetinég. |
OME months ago one of the con- Some invalids always wake between : |
| S$ tributors to the MISSIONARY three and four. Four, means a quarter }
EcHo said that he was writing to seven at Ribé, does it not? midnight Hi |
to me at two a.m. because he was un- at Barbados (Jamaica, near meridian of |
able to sleep. Soon after his article Washington, more than an hour Hl i
was published, I received the following earlier; a quarter to eleven?), nearly ii
communication from a lady—a great noon at Nankin next day! | i
lover of missions. I have somewhat “Then anyone awake at Golbanti, ii
abridged the letter. two a.m. (as p. 35), would have oppor- Hil | i
“Cannot we have an Invalid’s Band tunity to join any friends or relations i |
of Prayer for those who have sleepless here in ‘good-night’ prayers, eleven HH
nights, and find ‘repeating nursery p.m. | |
rhymes’ useless (vide EcHo, March, “Tn father’s old Goldsmith’s ‘Gram- Hii | i
1905, page 35). I do zot suggest an mar of Geography’ a paper globe turns i i /
alarum clock, please note. Only that if round upon a clock-face of twenty-four wu 4 iil
one happen to be wakeful, maybe not hours, shaded from black to light. ie: }
always at the same hour, when dark ‘Kamtchatka’ is shown opposite to id i
and lonely, it is so cheering to think ‘Teneriffe, etc.; one must study to it i
that yonder there is warm sunshine. find some place named on_ the same | ii
Say it is midnight, then with an old meridian as the place one is thinking ie |
governess in Indian Zenana work it is of. How this remains intact after being ey ||
seven aim., and one may know what in the hands of a boy fifty-nine years Hui HF
she is doing before the hot hours ago, one marvels. It could be copied, Vi i)
come ; ie with our ‘Venerable with patience, and Methodist Free | Hi
Aunt’ at Wenchow it is eight am., Church stations indicated. | |
but what will she be about? What is “Now, can you state in the ECHO | |
the time for mornit.x prayers? If nine what are the hours for prayer on our Hi 1
a.m., one may join in at one am.: at various mission stations, just telling us iii
a quarter-past six am. for Ribé. It how the information may be used so id \
will be the Lord’s Prayer, and this may that we may come into touch with our a i |
be added: ‘Bless the unknown friends unknown coloured friends ‘through ad |
with whom I now say “Our Father,” dusky lane and wrangling mart,’ or ie |
etc.’ whenever sleepless. They might feel i | |
“T have done a good deal of nursing. cheered, too.” ii ii
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E are favoured with a letter classes every Sabbath: in the other
| W from Mrs. Stobie describing Schools quarterly offerings and meet-
i} “a royal welcome” she, Mr. ings have been arranged, each School
Stobie, and their little girl Edith, had being urged to have the meeting, even

received from the staff and native if a collection be not at first made.
Christians at Wenchow. Many of the The effort has proved eminently suc-
latter had called personally to express cessful, and the circuit is well above
their rejoicing that “the Lord had _ the average aimed at by the Mission-
brought them back in safety.” They ary Secretaries—one penny per week
were temporarily residing with Prin- per member.
cipal Chapman in the College House,
| Peebles lack oe funds cece eu alley The Foreign Missionary Committee
separate houses for all! the staff. ae met at Gravelly Hill Church, Birming-
states that she had been presen tae ham, on the 21st and 22nd February.
previous Sunday affernoon, when Mr. The President occupied the chair at all
elt pad cone me ieee the sessions, and was supported by the
ne 18 me ‘Colleze sie a great Dless- whole of the Connexional once.
| mee Sth There were gratifying signs of pro-
} eee Sunday ane Oona gress from nearly all the stations, but,
il. Saas eee ae Oo as has long been evident, the financial
gether to the opening of a chapel up- demand was greater than the supply
| Coenee, eae neal ad so much so that some members adve-
They were all in fair Se enoeees cated retrenchment by the abandon-
prays that God may continue to ee ment of certain stations. The Con-
their Nee me they pee = nexional Treasurer reported a huge
aes ered in the prayers o1 thosera overdraft, and expressed the hope that
| Ha Pee the circuit treasurers would soon be
iW replenishing the impoverished ex-
Bit A HAPPY MISSIONARY IDEA. chequer. This will doubtless have been
: We have pleasant tidings from the done ere this so far as the ordinary
ai Salford Circuit in respect to missionary funds are concerned; and the Secretary
i matters. It appears that the missionary reported that an appeal to all present
ri committee is composed of the ministers, subscribers, and those likely to become
circuit officers, missionary secretary and_ so, was in an advanced stage. By this
i il treasurer, the Ladies’ Missionary Auxil- time all will have received the said
Bn iary officers, and one representative Appeal, and we hope to hear that the
| from each Church and School in the response has been generous and
| circuit, the missionary secretary and prompt. The City Temple meeting,
| treasurer being in each case appointed. aided by this extra effort, will surely
1 | The circuit secretary arranges for a clear away the deficit of 42,500 on last
1 | periodical meeting—generally twice a year’s working. This is to be desired,
| year—and secures an invitation from or it may be seriously increased during
i one of the members of the committee. the present year.
aa The members then meet for tea, and The letters from each station Super-
after tea a devotional and consultative intendent were considered. The two
Hy meeting is held, old methods being great outcries were for men and means!
| reviewed and new ones adopted where May both be forthcoming.
i ii possible. Through many years this It was reported with great regret
a excellent work has been carried on, that Mr. Phillipson was not yet physi-
it and the result has been a deepened cally fit to return to East Africa. The
i interest in this vital work and a com- Rev. B. J. Ratcliffe had returned home
pleteness of system altogether admir- and entered circuit work. The arrival
| able. In the Mount Street School of Mr. and Mrs. Stobie in Wenchow,
| (Salford), offerings are made in the and Mr. Lyttle in Ningpo, was re-
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ported, and they had commenced their in every part of the Connexion, which a |
work under hopeful auspices. we trust will be lberally responded to. Wi i i
Final arrangements were made for Already some, whose names appear Hh | I
the London Missionary Dee annually on the Chairmans’ List, have Wt a |
subject to the confirmation of the promised largely-increased subscriptions. Wi i |
London Committee. We ‘are fortunate in securing the Hi
The hospitality of the Gravelly Hill services of the Rev. J. D. Jones, M.A, | |
friends was sumptuous, and an interest- B.D., of Bournemouth, to preach the \ |
ing accompaniment was the “at home,’ Jubilee Sermon. Mr. Jones is sure to a i Hi
given by Mrs. W. H. Hart on the Wed- draw. He is not often heard in or near ny |
nesday evening, at which an offering Lendon, but is, nevertheless, poputar ; Vali i
was taken for the Mission Fund. ae iu Coen ey Ores that our | i
Skernhall Street Chapel will be crowded i
to hear him on Tuesday, May Ist. Bice |
JUBILEE MISSIONARY ANNIVERSARY. These gatherings are not local, but | ii
The arrangements for our Jubilee Connexional, so we expect they will be | i
Missionary Anniversary are now com- supported by the sympathy and prayers Hi I
plete. The meetings wili be held in the of the whole Denomination; and that Wl |
City Temple on April 30th. the results will be a_quickened mis- ie
Special importance is attached to the sionary interest, and a largely increased | |
demonstration ae eon being our Misc for our Home and Foreign | i}
jubilee. Both platforms are strong. +41SSIONS. | i
ee Joseph Buges, ou Cees
treasurer to our shville ollege, 1S ih) | }
chairman for the afternoon, en will eee eee ee ECO: Hl |
be a Home mission meeting. The It is pleasant to be commended. One |
speakers include the Rev. H. T. Meakin friend writes from Castleford: “I think H
(superintendent of the Bermondsey the change in the MIssIONARY ECHO
Wesleyan Mission), the Rev. J. Moore 15 @ very good one, and should result in |
(Home Mission Secretary), and Mr. T. 4 largely-increased sale. The Mission- |
Blumer, who has done such excellent aty Committee have done the» right hi H
work among the men of Sunderland. thing in not sending free copies to Hii i
Solos will be sung by Miss Florence subscribers.” _ Vie i|
Nash, of Paradise Road Chapel. & & & . ti | i
Mr. Robert Bird, J.P., Cardiff (Con- We are glad to insert this month Mrs. ie HI
nexional Treasurer), has promised to -Vivian’s interesting article on our Vi | 1
preside over the evening meeting. The J] adies’ Missionary Auxiliary work. It i| i
speakers are the President, the Rev. was a matter of keen regret that at the Hi |
1. J._ Dickinson, Principal Forsyth, jast moment is was crowded out of the Wii | i
M.A., _D.D. (Ex-Chairman of the Con- arch number, especially as we an- | i
gregational| Union), the Rev. H. T. nounced it in February. In this par- ie :
Chapman (Foreign Missionary Secre- ticular it only shared the fate of several ie |
tary), Miss Abercrombie (China), the alyable contributions. We had made i | H |
Rev. T. Nightingale (London), and Mr. axtensive preparations: with the result Vth) | Hi
T. Hulbert (Chairman of London Dis- that we have practically. two jubilee I} 1
trict). Special anthems will be rendered mbers instead of one. The new con- Wie |
Re cc ae the London Free clon, anc admuaile Pcs of ie |
pets aes : : e Ladies’ Missionar uxiliary have Win H
Tt is felt that this umque occasion, our deep sympathy, ma we predict for | i
coupled, with ne Atlee conan a it a vigorous and useful career of Vi |
e Mission Fund, demands an un- ie Vi a i
ueuely great coor to raise acne ao ee | |
of money. The amount aimed at is the i \
deficit Sn last year’s account: 42,500. The Rev. John Adcock, Missionary Hii IH
This sum is to be raised chiefly by Secretary from 1881 to 1889, was Wi | i)
means of the Chairman’s List. The local eighty-two years of age on March 17th. lf |
secretaries have had their lists revised, (See METHODIST MONTHLY _ for | i}
and an appeal has been sent to persons March). Theres “light at eventide.” Ni | 1}
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ut «YMPERIALISM” is a word often bea reproduction of the homeland con-
Po heard in speech and seen in print. stitution and a federation with the home
i The meaning of the word, how- Government; there must also be ample
a ever, varies according to the mental pre- provision for the religious needs of the
possessions of the speakers and writers. cclonists. It is then only a short—but
fH But by Christian Endeavour societies necessary—step to the evangelization of
mW one fact is not to be questioned: the the native races found in our various
i missionary topic for this month must colonies and dependencies.
| be a watchword. Whether it be wise to Readers are referred to last month’s
aia have imperial expansion need not here _ issue, where they will find a sketch of
| be discussed ; but wherever the flag of our missionary history. Further details
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ho England is flying the Christian religion are given in the Rev. J. Kirsop’s interest-
‘aa must be preached. This does not mean ing “ Historic Sketches of Free Method-
nH a that our missionary responsibilities cease ism.” It will be seen that our early
aa at the boundaries of our empire: the missionary enterprise was largely
HW iii Christian—though he be an_ ultra- colonial. :
eM loyalist—must, in matters of faith, be a The evangelization of British colonies |
ir ie A cosmopolitan. There are, however, appears to have been prominently in
‘ae special obligations resting upon a colon- the minds of those who founded many |
| au izing nation. When our sons and _ of the great missionary societies. In the |
i daughters make homes for themselves records of the Society for the Propaga-
me in new countries, there must not simply tion of the Gospel, we find in the
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charter that “The object is (1) to pro- The West Indies have an area of i 4
vide maintenance for an orthodox nearly 13,000 square miles (not. in- | Hi
(Anglican) clergy im the plantations, cluding Central America), and the | 1
cous aad factories of Great Britain population is about 1,360,000. Working | |
beyon te Cae (2) tomake in that sphere are 250 missionaries:; the Vi | al)
such other provision as may be neces- : ae b 68 d |
sary for the propagation of the Gospel a Sieve oe ee oe Hi) |
in those parts; (3) to receive, manage there are more than 170,000 adherents. Vt |
and dispose of the charity of his British South Africa has an area of il |
Majesty’s subjects for those purposes.” 1,020,000 square miles, and the popula- | | |
The Baptist Missionary Society com- tion is returned at 6,674,000. Perhaps VM Hi
menced operations by sending Carey to half this number may be reckoned as
cur great dependency India in 1793, native. races, and from them about | i
and some years elapsed before the work 600,000 have been won for Christ. Wid.
was extended beyond the bounds of British West Africa is but one-third | il
the empire. The London Missionary the size of South Africa, but the popu- | |
Society commenced work in 1796 in _ lation is 29,000,000. Most of these live ra
Sierra Leone and South Africa; while in the Hausa States, where the Church inl
sixty-two years earlier John and Missionary Society has worked so Hil |
Charles Wesley had sailed to the colony bravely. There are only a little over Hil i
of Georgia as preachers of the Gospel. 100,000 Protestant Christians in this | |
Here is John’s account of his Sabbath great section of the empire. ee :
day’s duties: British East and Central Africa con- - ie |
“The first English prayers lasted tain over 450,000 square miles; or, if BM | |
| from five till half an hour past six. the various protectorates be included, Vil |
The Italian, which I read to a few over 750,000 square miles. According el |
Vaudois, began at nine. The second to the first reckoning the population | t
service for the English, including the will be 7,000,000; according to the Hel
sermon and the Holy Communion, con- second, 8,000,000. Of this number ee
tinued from half an hour past ten, till 43,000 are returned as Protestant Chris- a ne
about half an hour past twelve. The tians. In all these figures the per- ie
French service began at one. At two centage of white Christians is not Wl | HH
I catechized the children. About three given, and the Catholic returns are not | ‘ill i
I began the English service. After this added. It must be remembered, too, il HI
was ended I had the happiness of join- that thousands of adherents to Chris- i | i}
ing with as many as my largest room tian missions are not reckoned as i i
| would hold, in reading, prayer, and church-members; a long period of pro- | HH
singing praise. And about six the bation is thought to be wise. | |
service of the Moravians, so called, Our Indian empire—with Ceylon— | 4 ii
began: at which I was glad to be contains 1,900,000 square miles, and i Hi |
present, not as a teacher, but as a there is a population of 303,000,000. i
learner.” In this great field there are working | ‘|
To-day, the main possessions of the 1,203 fully ordained ministers, with Wil i
empire, apart from Great Britain, are many native helpers; and, so far, they I | i il
Canada, India, South, West and East have brought into membership with i
Africa, and Australia. Of these, Protestant Churches over 390,000 | |
Canada and Australia are taking a_ natives. | Hi
share in the evangelization of heathen These facts and figures will suffice to ail 4 i
countries. There are, however, in show that our colonies are not being \
Canada over 100,000 Indians and _ neglected, but the work that remains is | i]
Eskimos, among whom 329 Christians enormous. Surely there is need for the | |
are working; and in Australia 55,000 frequent repetition of this month’s | 1
aborigines have survived the successive topic: | i}
waves of civilization. “OUR EMPIRE FOR CHRIST.” | i
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FRICA has many our missionary work, the
| . A beautiful rivers. request of our Annual
aia There is the : Assembly for a volun-
Nile, on the banks of , teer for the Galla Mis-
Pat | which the infant Moses fe = sion came before my
iy was hidden among the a mn mind. As quick as
| reeds in an ark of bul- it pe thought I was impressed.
| rushes; and the Congo, Soe oo ‘John, you are the man;
| which David Living- - ed ay fi this is your work.’ I tried
stone was bent on ex- ea 2 to read, but all I could
ploring, when, alas, he hein see was: ‘A volunteer
Pi was overtaken by fever . a for the Galla Mission,’
rH and died*; the Orange » a After a weary night I
+ | River and the Vaal of oe rose next morning, and
South Africa, and the ase ~~ aa wrote a letter at once
iy Niger in the West. But : offering for the Galla
i | there is no river in : Mission.”
ey Africa of more deep and Pe ; Mr. Houghton was |
tender interest to us at Ma, 5; rs married at Denton, near
the present time than the ; Manchester, in the
| River Tana, a_ winding, S| chapel where there is
NW turbid stream, which Eee a beautiful tablet to his
\ igs passes through _ lovely memory. His bride was |
iia a scenery, and flows by Rev. Robert Brewin. Miss Annie Brown, of
aan our own Mission Craigmore, Denton. She
ee station of Golbanti, where John and had been for several years a
Pin. Annie Houghton, and several native teacher in the great Stockport
ge Christians, suffered death in the spring Sunday School, where, as a_ scholar,
ey of the year 1886, while they were en- she had found her Saviour. Her
jaan gaged in the work of trying to bring brother came to the ship to see
Da the Galla people to know and love the her and her husband sail away. It was
mt Saviour. The Rev. Charles Conster- a last parting. As the vessel moved
Hel dine, much beloved of the people, also away Mrs. Houghton was standing by
age rests in a grave beside them there. her husband on the upper deck, in one
moa Both John and Annie Houghton be- hand holding a bouquet of flowers, and
ny longed to Lancashire. When I used to with the other waving her farewell to
A preach at Lamberhead Green, near her friends. “Fear not for me,” she
Pi Wigan, John Houghton was a little boy _ said, “I shall be all right,” and soon the
P| attending the Sunday School there. He ship was out of sight in the distance.
ign was born on March 26th, 1858, and con- Mr. and Mrs. Houghton arrived at
Ph verted through a_sermon preached by Mombasa on November 28th, 1884, and
Pl the late George Hargreaves from the _ lived, first at Jomvu, and then at Ribé, |
i text, “And there went with him a band before going on into the Galla country.
a of men, whose hearts God had touched” From Jomvu Mrs. Houghton writes: |
ik (1 Samuel x. 26). He was fifteen years “We do not get along with the lan- |
‘aia old at the time God touched his heart, guage very quickly. I don’t think I |
Pil and he soon felt a_desire to enter the shall ever learn it properly. Mr. Hough- |
Pet Christian ministry. He gives the follow- ton and Mr. Baxter preach by turns, and |
aa ing account of how he came to be a Mr. Wakefield translates. I have a
Pe a missionary in Eastern Africa: “As I sewing class every afternoon. There
Ria was sitting in my study, reading about are married women in it who can
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scarcely sew a stitch. Some of them Houghton said “Good-bye” to their | ‘
bring their babies with them, tied on black friends at Ribé, never to see them ~ | {
their backs. The women are more in- again, and set out for Golbanti, 150 | |
dustrious than the men. The men will miles away. Mrs. Houghton thus writes 1
lie down beside their work if not pre- of her new home on the banks of the | i
vented, but they are very quiet and Tana River: “It is very lovely here. |
harmless people.” | The place where our house and the sta- | i
Writing from Ribé on May 5th, 1885, tion are was once a forest, and some of | {i
Mr. Houghton says: “We have here the it still remains. Our house is just at ii |
prettiest little chapel in East Africa. the entrance. It is built of mud arid | 1
We should like you to see our house, sticks, with a mud floor, three rooms Hi i i
with its pictures, antimacassars and on the level, and whitewashed inside | Hl
piano, etc. The piano was the first and outside. It looks very much lke | |
Mrs. Wakefield’s, but the rats have the cottages you sometimes meet with, et
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eaten the inside away. We have with a card in the window, ‘Hot water ie | i}
varnished it, and made a pretty piece for tea. The chapel is a rude building, i | |
of furniture of it, on which we ptt with mud floor and walls, three small i HI
our musical-box, which plays ‘Grand- windows, forms all round and in the i i
father’s Clock,’ to the no small amuse- centre, and a table and chair at one end i I
ment of our black friends. A couple for the preacher. We shall have a new | Hi
of days after we got here Bishop Han- chapel at our earliest convenience. { I}
nington came to see us. Ribé is on a Mr. and Mrs. Houghton’s little friends | | Hy
hill, and from our front veranda we at Denton wrote them nice letters | I)
look across what the Bishop says is the telling about their Christmas parties, i i
finest bit of park-like scenery he has and Mr. Houghton wrote in reply: i i
beheld in Africa. It is open right to ie | 1
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the sea, and it is possible to see the By ane aan |
ships as they sail along. And Auntie said there were not such ae | HH
On January 17th, 1886, Mr. and Mrs. That could have written better. | iy
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| We're glad to learn you all are well, along the way to the chapel, where he
| is And had a jolly time;. ” was working. He heard her calling, and
fter the feast you'd stories tell,
| In merry Christmas rhyme. rushed out to meet her. But before
; 3 he reached her he saw the cruel Masai
i And Father Christmas was so good
| To bring you all ‘those things; savages surround her and spear her to
It made us wish we only could death. When he arrived at the spot
TSE y OnOn On wales: they murdered him also, and then en-
We send our love and kisses, too, tered the house and destroyed whatever
Erom:Afric’s fan of shore ; they could destroy there. Several
Hoping again to join with you ohieee
In frolic at Craigmore. Christian natives were also cruelly
speared or clubbed to death, and then
But, alas, this was never to be! the Masai warriors left for their own
On Monday morning, May 3rd, a_ distant country.
} bright beautiful day, when Mr. Hough- Golbanti is much changed now.
ton had gone away from the house to There is a good stone mission-house and
the chapel, Mrs. Houghton was greatly a nice chapel, Sunday School and
alarmed by hearing one of the Galla_ society. One or two of the Masai
women crying out loudly: “The Masai! people now attend the chapel. -There
The Masai!” The woman then fled are other mission stations up and down
| and hid herself in the forest, and thus the river. The Rev. J. H. Duerden is
iB His saved her own life. Mrs. Houghton our missionary there. Let us often re-
might have done the same, but she member him, and all our missionaries, |
\iala thought of her husband, and so rushed _ in our prayers.
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Hh Manchester District. |
Ph HE Denton Ladies’ Missionary the Rev. H. T. Chapman gave short |
DT a Auxiliary organized a very suc- opening addresses, in which they both
oe a cessful Spider’s Web, the proceeds spoke enthusiastically of the very ex- |
iH | of which were devoted to the Deficit cellent work of Miss Abercrombie in
i | Fund. Mrs. Abercrombie, one of the China. The secretary (in the absence |
ea) District vice-presidents, cut the first of Miss Phythian) introduced Miss |
a string, and in less than ten minutes Abercrombie to the meeting, who gave |
igen every parcel was appropriated. The a most interesting address, and ex-
| young people had a merry time at ping- hibited a large number of Chinese
i pong, draughts, etc. A short entertain- curiosities. Members of the choir sang
ment was given by Mrs. Brighting (of solos and part - songs, which added |
ye the Hallé Choir), Miss Nellie Brown, greatly to the enjoyment of the even-
A and Miss Poult. The proceeds were ing. The room was tastefully arranged
F #44 138. Od. and refreshments were served by young
At Cheetham Hill Road recently a ladies in Japanese costume. Altogether
thal social evening was held in honour of it was a delightful evening, and the
Puy Miss Abercrombie. Mrs. Vivian and profits were £3.
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Chron. xxix. 20—31. 11—18. HI
pee ae heh a Rabbi means master, or teacher, i Hi
Cultivate the spirit displayed by the and was a title of respect. It was new i
three brave martyr lads of Uganda. in the time of Jesus, and bore no | Hi
Cruelly tortured, they were slowly official stamp, so that Jesus welcomed | 1
burned to death amid the jeers of it from His disciples as an expression ie
their enemies. At length they began of their honour and reverence towards }
to sing, praising Jesus in the fire until eee f Hoppe fF on Sas qa i
their shrivelled tongues refused to BO ae aes SEAN ons aetna i | /
sos : may be strictly rendered, “My \ |
form the sound. This is what they master.” To attain success in any i i
sang + sphere we need a master. How much il i i)
Dailey aE eine to ents more in the great business of life! i i
Sing, my soul, His praises due ; This was George Herbert’s favourite Hl i
All He does deserves our praises, title for Jesus. He sings: |
And our deep devotion too. & Aight. Es il i
nor iidees eam How Sen doth My Master’’ sound ! My \
He for us did live below ; As aabenenie leaves a rich scent i H
Died on Calvary’s cross cf torture, Watathataster Ih i i}
Rose to save our souls from woe. So do these words a sweet content, Ht
APRIL 8TH-—Our Empire for Christ An Oriental fragrancy, ‘‘ My Master! ’’ i
i . 3 . . i |
Mission Work in Our Colonies—Ps. APRIL 22ND.—Obadiah and_ Revival: |
cxxvi.; I Pet. i. 1-2. The Enemy Laid Low—Obad. 3, 4, ii |
Our Empire should not be our Aer e : Bae | | |
boast so much as our burden. Britain’s This briefest of prophecies is an j I
earliest colonies were founded b oraclevagains| Edom, the most pets i Hi
oe ; aD. tent and implacable foe of Israel i il!
Christian men in quest of religious throughout her existence as a nation. i}
freedom; hence we should maintain A good commentary will furnish the | i
that freedom as affording an oppor- historical and geographical colouring. i i iH
tunity for the spread of the Gospel. The topic is intended to have a tem- | 1
Free Methodist colonial missions are perance application. There 1s no more | | i
found int (ammeics aed Gice Jeeone formidable or bitter foe of the Church | | i
Read ihe Sone ee than strong drink. Revival means the ql Hi
ead the a James Ellis’ article in defeat of intemperance, as has been I |
this month’s MISSIONARY ECHO. gloriously illustrated in Wales. iii i}
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APRIL 29TH—Prayers of Jesus: (1) Sandylands, Morecambe; Mapplewell,
Thanksgiving for God’s Hiding and Barnsley.
Revealing.—Luke x. 21—24. C.E. NEWS.
, We have here an insight into’ the At Calvert Street, Norwich, the
Hil y joy of Jesus. For what does He give Quarter Century of Christian Endea-
A | God thanks? That the secret of reli- vour was celebrated by a special service,
gion is open to the simple-hearted, when Mr. A. J. Betts (secretary of the
and to these alone. Ruskin says, Norwich Union) gave an earnest address
“What a child’ cannot understand of upon the past, present and future of the
religion nobody need try to.” movement. At the end of the meeting
S : les the president of the society cut up a
ave that each little voice in turn l birthd 1 dasbe: th f
Some glorious truth proclaims ; argc. OU ay. CAKE (mai € by three o
What sages would have died to learn, the members) and a plece was handed
| Now taught by cottage dames. round to everyone present.—The secre- |
tary of the Woodhouse Carr society
| ie THE MISSIONARY TRAINING! INSTITUTE IN writes : sf Owing to revival meetings a |
EAST AFRICA. number of young people have accepted
The “ Annual Letter” has so far met Christ as their Saviour and joined the
| with a very favourable reception, and society.”—-The anniversary services of
the shilling affiliation fees are arriving the society at Totterdown, Bristol, were
tii in good numbers. In reply to the ques- held on February. 1Ith and 12th. The
tion as to whether societies agree to Rev. J. T. Mildon conducted the Sunday
i} | join in the effort to raise £600 for the services in an inspiring and helpful |
fi i. Missionary Training Institute for East manner, and the collections, which
i | Africa, a considerable proportion say, amounted to £3 3s. od., were given to
“Yes.” Some promise to consider the the Ministers’ Superannuation and |
matter, and one secretary writes: “Our Beneficent Fund. On Monday the ad-
society is small, but we will do our dress was given by the Rev. T. P. Dale, ~
best.” I like that answer, and trust it and the collection of £1 3s. 2d. was
Hh WT may reach the eyes of those who have handed over to the Trust funds. Excel- |
Mi as yet promised nothing. It is not a lent reports were presented of the year’s
i great ine we are asked to do in’ work by the secretary, Mr. W. Haine.
Christ’s name. One sovereign from Flowers had been distributed to the sick |
each society would be more than and aged; a spinal carriage had been
enough. If any are too weak to pledge purchased at a cost of 44 17s. 6d., in
i themselves to that, let them at least do which a member who was blind and
| something to prove their interest in this helpless had been brought to the meet-
Pi work. When it is finally accomplished ings and church services. The sum of
Wa we shall be thankful to have taken over £8, together with ten hundred-
Hil some small share in it. The appeal has weight of coal, had been dispensed to
ma also been sent to all Christian bands the needy at Christmas time. The
Bi ut and guilds with whom we could com- meeting closed with a circuit roll-call,—
Wy municate, so that no young people’s Our readers will agree that this is a
Hh society may be denied the opportunity splendid record. Mr. W. S. Dean, the
i it of helping to confer this inestimable | secretary of the society newly started at
| uy benefit upon the young people of East Grange Road, Middlesbrough, writes
(aia Africa. The ECHO for January to say that it is already developing into
| contains a full statement of the case. a power in the Church.
| For information on C.E. and I.B.R.A.
NEE SOClR TES! matters write the Secretary:
Topsham, Exeter; Pigott Street, Rev. T. PD
Bal Limehouse ; Pogmoor, Barnsley ; New- Ne eat ees
i brough, Hexham; Westend, Hexham ; 43, Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
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Abercrombie, Miss, and her Work. Hsiang Shan Peninsula: An Itineration. H
J. W. Heywood - - - = 103 JssJonese=-Se 8. ese ess 0
Annual Assembly Missionary Day- - 197° Hymn and New Tune. A. C. Keeton - 115 |
Bethlehem - -. - - - _- 265 Intercession, The Ministry of. F.J.W. 226
Bible and Foreign Missions, The. J. E. ws : 5 i
E _ Invalid’s Prayer-meeting, An - -. &
Swallow - - - 156, 173, 207, 235 Meck Mis : |
Black and White. ElSie - 2 - 108 aces a issionary Story. Lucy I. is
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Bobuoya, A Trip to. J. H. Phillipson, 16, 41 RS Sik i
ee : Jamaica, An Appreciation from - = 174 |
C.E. Convention in China. J. W. Hey- : 3 rot i
a : a z “: -s, 38 Jamaica, Impressions of. Thomas Fish 134
C.E. Page. T. Pointon Dale, 23, 47 Jamaica, Recollections of. J. W. Mold 70
71, 95, 119, 143, 167, 192, 215, 263, 283 Jews, Mission Work Among the. J. Ellis 165 ]
| Chalmers, James. R. Brewin — - - 189 John, Rev. Griffith % 5 = = 191 : ;
China, Recollections of. R. Woolfen- Jubilee of our Missions, and Present j
den - - - - - 63, 116, 159 Crisis, The - - . - ao cols
China, Our Mission in. W. E. Soothill Jungle, A Tale of the. Lucy I, Tonge 164 \
, 2, 25, 78, 97, 129, 151, 177, 205 Juvenile Addresses. J. Truscott, 86, 117,
China, Recollections of. F. Galpin - 73 183, 261
China, The Mission of Education in. Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary, 14, 35, 82,
F. Galpin - - - - - 248 94,136, 163, 254
; China and the Opium Edict - - 255, 269 Literary Notices, 32, 85, 114, 141, 214, 262 j
Confucian Temple, The. G. W. Shep- “Manor Cot,” The. G. W. Sheppard - 253 /
pard he i ee 2s 145 e oMantyrssand= ontessors, oR. Brewin, 19, Hf
Confucian Worship. G. W. Sheppard - 175 43} 92, 189, 237 oH
Debt? Can we Get Out of. J. Ellis - 68 Mazeras, Letters from. Mrs, Griffiths, 77,218 _ !
Duthie, Rev. James — - z = - III Missionaries of the Past - - - = Aeen a. i}
East Africa, Recollections of. le Seden 61 Missionaries, Some Returned = = <1.00 5 )
Echoes from other Fields. i Ellis Missionaries on the Field = Bs % 60 il
eeegs ¥ 23, 259, 279 Missionaries in China, Non-ministerial 81 ; ih
Editorial Notes, 1, 12, 27, 88, 112, 180, Missionary Bookland, Excursions into. i,
202) 2983 2 01 W. Vivian - - - - - 210 }
Empire for Christ, Our. J. Ellis- - 90 oe : . il
: : , Missionary Committee, With the - 278 |
English, Mr. J. G. In Memoriam. eM Ht
F. Marrs - = g 2 is - 193 Missionary Dream, A. A. D. S. - - 150 j ill
Europe for Christ. J. Ellis - = - 212 Missionary’s Prayer, The. El-Sie -. 64 i
Fifty Years Ago. J. Kirsop - - - 49 Mission Fund, Our. E, D, Green - 275 }
Golbanti, A Glimpse of- - - - 132 Missions, The Marvels of Modern. J. }
Hannington, James. R. Brewin- - 18 ae a he ee ee OS HH
Heart, Through the Imagination to the. Moraviane,, They .-J.cCuttell aoe
OQ: J.-Smith =) = x= - - 187 Morning: A Poem. W. A. Sweet - 136 i
Heredity, The Gospel of. J. Truscott Native Appeal, A - ie fee eee \
11, 45 New, Charles. R. Brewin - - - oes i
Holiday Conference, Missionary - - 137 Ningpo: A Reminiscence. R. Swallow, |
Home Missions, Our. J. Moore- - 50 M.D. - =e =! -- 3249 i]
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Ningpo Settlement Chapel. G. W. Ellis, Rev. James - - - - 6 115
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Ningpo College: (1) Inception and Forsyth, Rev. Dr. - > fe 2 Ts
| Growth - - - - - -. 242 : = :
Ningpo College: (2) The New College Seo Be a 2 s o174%
| 245, 270 Galpin, Mrs. - - - - - - 4
Ningpo College: (3) The Opening Cere- Green, Rev. E. D, - z es - 275
i monies - - - - - - 246 Hart, William Henry - = - 76
Ningpo College: (4) The Work of - 266 Heywood, Rev. J. W. - - - - 39
Ningpo College: (5) Essay at Opening 271 Jones, Dr. - - - - a5), 81107;
Ningpo College: (6) Principal’s Letter 274 Jones, M.A., B.D., Rev. J. D. - - 125
Peter Jameson: A Story. Walter Hall Kirsop, Rev. J. - - - - - 49
‘ as pO SS Mazeras, Thomas - - - 2 SES
eee pe S 77, 110, 128, 147 Mantle, Rev. J. G. - & = 3 - 137
Chas. Ae Meakin, Rev. H. T, - - - - 113
: 148, 194, 221, 257, 272 Micklethwaite, Rev. W. - - - ==:05
| Sermon, London Annual Missionary - 125 Missionaries of the Past - Z i 254
i Shoshi's Work. L. I, Tonge - - 282 Missionaries on the Field - - - 60
| Sierra Leone, Recollections of. W. Missionaries, Some Returned . = 100.
} Micklethwaite << ciy-2~ > - 65. Missionaries in China, Non-ministerial 81
i Standard-Bearer, The - - - - 271 Mold, Rev. J. W. - S 3 5 - 70
| Sunday School Workers: Encourage- Moore, Rev. J. S % a =O ;. 113
H ment for, John F. Lawis - -. 22 a
Ningpo Staff, Our - - - - - 203
Tana, Spade Work on the. J.H. Duer- . :
den: z z ze S < - 36 Ningpo College Staff | - - - - 246
Tana, Life on the. J. H. Duerden - 84 Ningpo College Groups - 254, 258, 270
| Vivia Perpetua. R. Brewin- - - 237 Nimgpo Womenand Girls - - ~~ 104
q Wenchow New Hospital, The. Dr. Phillipson, Rev. J. H.- - = 16, 37
i Plummer - - - - - - 169 Phillipson, Mrs. - - - - - 42
, Williams, John. R. Brewin - - = 138. ~~ Plummer; “Dr, “W. 7Es “= - - - 8&1
: World-wide Missions. James Ellis - 281 Redfern, M.Sc., Mr. H. S. - - 81, 243 i
| Woo; Dis Ge We Sheppard <= ara Seden, Rev’ Jo 5
| X-Rays Apparatus. - - 5 . - 272 Sharman, Rev. A. H. - - - - 179
Bs Sheppard, Rev. G. W. and Mrs. - - 252
| PORTRAITS. Sheppard, Mrs. - - - - See orn
Abercrombie, Miss meen a eel, 10372 Si, Vaen, Ching '- se oe eee
Bird, Mr. Robert, J.P. - - - -. 113 ~ Soothill, Rev. W. E.~ - - - = 25
Brewin. Rev. R. - - - - -. 92 Soothill, Mrs, - - - - - - 26
Briggs; Mr. Joseph f2 a 429-113 -Soothill: Mises 223
| Calvert, Mr. Joseph -*. - - -. 242 Stobie, Rev. W. R. - - - - 178
. Chapman, Rev. Henry T. - - 55; 113. Swallow, M.D., Rev.-R. - - - - 249
Chapman, M.Se., Mr. T. W.. - 81, 205 Vivian, Mrs, - 9 -" -” se 197
Clarke> D:D:, Rev. BB. = - - 143 Wakefield, Mrs, E. S. °- - - - I10
| | Duerden, Rev. J. H. -- - - =~ 37... Weaver, Miss Maud “=~ “< - - ~ 76
Duthie: Reva isaee = = = 25 11a ~-Wenchow Staft“Our. 2s2-= - - 220
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The Editor to bis Readers. {
EAR FRIENDS,—The MIssioNARY EcHO—which is issued this
1) month in a new form, and greatly enlarged, was commenced in
January, 1894, for the diffusion of missionary intelligence and the
fostering of the missionary spirit. For the two previous years, no missionary.
magazine had been published by our Denomination, “Welcome Words,” so
long conducted by the Rey. Robert Brewin, having been discontinued at the Yi
close of 1891. ‘The disadvantage of having no missionary organ was so
keenly felt in the Denomination that appeals were made to the Annual i
Assembly, with the result that the Assembly of 1893 took up the matter
and made arrangements for the publication of the MISSIONARY ECHO. As \
the editing of the ECHO has been in my hands from the first, it would
not be seemly to say anything as to the services it has rendered. I may,
however, be permitted to mention that many friends, whose judgment I
highly value, have often testified to the literary worth of the ECHO, and its a
usefulness in the Denomination. Last Annual Assembly having done me
the honour of appointing me, under the new conditions, to the office of |
Editor, I may trust that the judgment of the friends I have referred to is
endorsed in the Connexion generally. |
The cost of producing the magazine will be greatly increased by the
enlargement of its size, the increase of its pictorial illustrations, and the
improvement of the quality of the paper on which it is punted: Only a much |
larger circulation will justify the greatly increased outlay on the production i
of the magazine, and I make an earnest appeal to the ministers of the body : |
to secure, 1f they possibly can, a much larger body of subscribers than i}
heretofore. I trust that the missionary secretaries of circuits and Districts iil
will co-operate in the matter, and the ladies of the missionary auxiliaries will il
continue their kind exertions in behalf of the MISSIONARY ECHO. i
In 1897 I introduced a “Christian Endeavour” monthly page, because I ; iil
recognized the importance of the movement and saw that it might be utilized | Hl
for the development of missionary sentiment, and the raising of additional li
funds for the evangelization of the heathen. This monthly page will be iy
continued in the new series, and in other ways the movement will be iI
recognized. I appeal to every officer, member and associate of the Christian oa
Endeavour societies in our body to take the MISSIONARY ECHO themselves |
and try to induce others to take it. i
The Foreign Missionary Committee has resolved on the printing \
E monthly of a number of copies greatly in excess of former sales, and I trust }
that the zeal of the friends of missions will show that in doing this they did
not act rashly, but only gauged aright the requirements of the Denomination. \)
Praying that the PIesSinE of God may attend on our new enterprise, i
am, i
Yours in the bonds of love, i
Jos. KIrRsop. oa
January, 1906.
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| Our Mission iy
in China W. E. SOOTHILL.
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Chapter I.—The First Five Years.—‘ For Believers Suffering.’
be m oe is forty years since our against the West and all that the West
, ZA2\), first missionary set foot represented, Northern Asia remained
| ? in China, but nowadays walled in behind vast mountains and
Is forty years cannot be ice-bound coasts, and China, with its
EDsX adequately expressed in immense population, ancient culture,
! OPA NS ~ te : ;
2 existing terms; they and amazing resources, was chiefly
n3 demand a new notation. Forty known to us as a land most strange,
CS years in these strenuous days ccntaining a people grotesque, of spirit
SS cover more than the mere pas- supremely arrogant, and well-nigh as
sage of time, for, living in impossible to convert as the Turk or the
“the ends of the ages,’ we pass a Saracen. 3
| century in a decade, and compass Then, China was a country, to all in-
: the world in the time our fathers tents and purposes, closed to the mis-
took to cross the Atlantic. With sionary, for there were only half a
one foot leaving the borders of a stern, score assailable points, called “open
strong, splendid past, we press the other ports,” scattered at wide intervals
| within the outposts of a land long pro- along a coast-line of over 4,000
mised to humanity, a land flowing with miles, or on the banks of a river 3,000
the “milk and honey” of a nobler miles long. Then, beautiful Hong-
Canaan than any of which the prophets Kong was little better than a fish-
| dreamed. The forty years that we are ing village, and Shanghai, to-day the
leaving behind have unveiled to our Liverpool of the Far East, was just
dazzled sight wonders so many and emerging from its swamp, and begin-
great that it is little marvel our sons ning to adorn its broad Bund with
| and our daughters are beginning to pro- buildings, which have, in their turn,
| phesy, our young men to see visions, given place to others of a nobler order,
i and our old men to dream dreams. in which Shanghai has now just cause
| Less than 4,000 years ago, during a for pride. Then, there were only some
| like period of forty years, Moses 220 missionaries in the whole of China,
t created a nation destined t6 cradle the whereas now there are 1,188 men, most
world’s Messiah. Such, however, has of them with wives doing womanly ser-
| been the indifference of those who owe vice; in addition, there are 82 single
| their own uplifting to Him, that until lady workers. At that time the total
| forty years ago more than half the number of baptized converts did not
world’s population still lay hopelessly exceed 5,000; to-day, they number
| beyond Me reach of the privileges they 112,808, and form a Christian com-
| were entitled to share and ignorant of munity of over 500,000. Then, the
| the heritage He had entrusted His un- number of hospitals and colleges might
grateful Church to convey. almost be numbered on the -fingers
Forty years ago, despite centuries of of one hand; now there are 100
travel and multitudes of books, our hospitals, 170 high schools and _ col-
knowledge of the world was but leges, and 2,000 day schools. All
meagre. Africa was almost unknown, these are doing a great work among
| the Cape to Cairo Railway undreamed every class of the population, and the
of, the Suez Canal uncut, Sahara-still influence of Christianity and Christian
barred the way to India and the East, civilization, during the last four de-
Uganda was unheard of, the gorgeous _cades, has at last succeeded in arousing
islands of the Orient were hideous with this huge nation from its sleep of
human sacrifices and cannibalism, the centuries.
doors of Japan still closed themselves Everybody has heard of the vastness
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of China, but it is only the few who those of to-day. Greater things were f
have realized that its eighteen pro- expected of her by her foreign mer- Hi
vinces are, Russia excepted, as large as_ chants than she has realized for them ; 1
Europe, and that, with its dependencies, Shanghai has flourished and robbed her if
it far exceeds the whole of that con- of the glory then anticipated. Never- i
tinent. Everybody has heard of its in- theless, viewed from the Chinese mer- | |
conceivable population of 400,000,000, chants’ standpoint, Ningpo, from its il
but it is only the few who have proximity to Shanghai, has prospered : | (
realized that these figures mean that abundantly, and has even taken posses- i
every fourth man on the face of the sion of Shanghai, for there are said to
earth is a Chinaman, every fourth be 100,000 Ningpoese in that great mer- |
woman a Chinawoman, and every cantile metropolis. Viewed also from
fourth child a Chinese child. It is the evangelistic standpoint, Ningpo is. Hil
obvious, therefore, that if Free Method- to-day as great a field as ever it was, |
ism were to send out ~ nay, greater. Let it ii
all its ministers and do not be thought of as. ii
all its own preaching, 2 some little English lj
it would still only be aD country town. It is a |
able to very meagrely ee county, as large as i
staff half a dozen out EES ‘ Northumberland and {|
of the eighteen pro- a a ' Durham put together, | a
vinces, to say nothing ay and its county town of |
of the dependencies of ; Ningpo is a great and i
China. Hence, when ca fe i busy city, overflowing a |
our fathers decided to a> ae | the circumference of
send a mission to so ee ed ees its strong, lofty wall, it
great a country, it be- #99 fe 0 and with its suburbs,
came a matter of no | (a iag a a eae containing a popula- |
small moment that #9 9 “9m fm tion of _ nearly
they should limit #4. = aa 300,000. Here in this i
themselves within the We oos ’ is town and county of :
possibility of success; | Cy = Ningpo, with its. i}
consequently, the pro- 1,500,000 of people, )
vince of Chekiang, the ae fh were already settled, il
smallest, but propor- oe ae ‘ before our arrival, HI)
tionately wealthiest, of oe fee missionaries represent- 1
the provinces of China _ ee ing the Church of | ah
became their objec- Maes cs ee : England, the United’ |
tive. Here again, how- a Presbyterians, the WH
ever, the same diffi- Be China Inland Mission, i
culty of size faced the American Presby- i
them, for this province terians, and the Ame- it
covers an area of Rev. F. Galpin. rican Baptists. The i
39,000 square miles, in names are many and i
other words, is bigger than Scotland or imposing, none.too many, however, nor 3
Ireland, indeed almost as big as too imposing either, for the work which Hh
England, and its inhabitants are esti- lay at hand, as the church-membership: iH
mated to number 26,000,000. Moreover, of to-day testifies. ae
the Committee was only sending out Ningpo is a wealthy place, its people |
one man—it sounds painfully in- vie with the Cantonese in their business i
adequate—so he, poor fellow, in his ability and enterprise. They area well- t
turn must have his horizon shortened, built, intelligent race, with a dialect so |
and the county of Ningpo was fixed rugged and assertive that there is a say- }
upon as his base of operations. ing among Shanghai men that “it is
Ningpo was then, and still is, one better to guarred with a Soochow man
of the most important ports on the than to converse with one from Ningpo.” |
coast, but her European merchants and Despite the ruggedness of his language,. a
residents, at that time, outnumbered the Ningpo man is polite and good- \
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Our Mission in China
matured; in disposition he is a low- removed to the bleakness and cold of
lander, preferring to gain his end by the Northumbrian coast. Spring is
‘diplomacy rather than by the hillman’s lovely but wet, while autumn is an In-
force. A true son of Israel, he will not qian summer, beautiful, dry and crisp,
| object to your calling a shoe a hat, or byt, in order that the ennui of perfec-
| himself any name you can think of, so tion may be avoided, autumn is also the
long as he gets your money for his F lari d eal
moos. Peis quite prepared tO,admity set eee ePrice.
and even to proclaim, with sounding Twenty miles away, On three sides of
| voice and vigorous gesture, that your the plain, mountains rise to a height of
Christianity is the finest religion in the two thousand feet, among which scenery
world, and then go straight from his to enchant the heart of man is to be
enthusiasm for Creaity to offer found; on the fourth side rolls the
incense and candles before a painted boundless Pacific. The plain is inter-
clay image. Not that the Ningpo man sected by numerous canals, alive with
is a man religious above his fellows; boats of all descriptions, from the un-
indeed, some missionaries assert thatthe wieldy barge, sculled by several men, to
! -difficulty in winning him over to Chris- the “ foot-boat,” so called because it is
| tianity is due to his apathy in things propelled by a man who rows seated,
religious. with his feet on the oar where his hands
Ningpo is admirably should be, and his hands
| ' situated to be the chief left free to steer, to cook
port of the province of Rok e.. his rice, or even to hold
Chekiang. It has a fine | ee up his shirt or his sleeping-
deep river, and its canals |" eee See mat as a sail. Ningpo is
| and roads reach away back | == pa? S: not the only city in the
| far into the interior of the | gay : county ; there are, in addi-
province; its hinterland is | #3. fat ie tion, five magisterial cities,
its commercial strength. | is: <= | many walled towns, and
The city lies in a great [> “Sie probably 2,000 to 3,000
-plain, to the uninitiated eye aN == | villages, the whole contain-
| apparently occupied chiefly: |) = = 5 pee ing a population of, may-
by the dead, for the grave- | Jgpauayaeeeeeteâ„¢.@) be, 1,500,000.
mounds scattered about the > hed « eee a It was to this densely
i country are so numerous “= a S88 populated and important
| that the face of the land Mrs. Galpin. county that our first mis-
| ‘bears some resemblance to sionary was sent. Those
a boundless cemetery. Moxze careful who sent him knew that the Chinese
i} inspection, however, shows that ap- knew not Him who alone _ brings
i pearances are deceitful, for, despite life and immortality to light, and
i| his cult of the dead, the China- therefore in whom alone, whether
| man has a_ still more emphatic for the individual or for the race,
i ‘belief in cultivation for the living, and lies true salvation. Who was it that
| ‘one hungry stomach cries louder than pointed our footsteps to China and
f tmany dead ancestors; hence the pre- to Ningpo? what were the first steps
|} sence of the graves does not prevent’ taken? whose advice sought? how was
} this wide plain being given over to the the first missionary chosen?—these are
| cultivation of rice. Rice growing implies questions to which many would like an
a tropical swamp, together with all the answer, but ten thousand long sea miles
moisture and mosquitoes associated with intervene between China and the foun-
) a swamp, and in summer Ningpo comes tain-head of knowledge. The Rev.
| short neither in moisture nor mosquitoes. H. T. Chapman, our honoured Foreign
| The climate, so far as the native is Missionary Secretary, is, however, look- |
‘concerned, is healthy; to the foreigner ing up the old annals, and will insert as
the summer heat is enervating and the an appendix those which in any way
‘malaria depressing. In summer, for throw light on the chrysalis stage of our
nearly four months, its residents live on China Mission.
tthe equator, while in winter they are (To be continued.)
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Endeavour Convention. PART I.
T has often been said by the leaders Union on the mission field was con- } i
of the Christian Endeavour sidered to be a topic of sufficient im- |
movement that Christian Endea- portance to be discussed at the last H
vour is interdenominational and inter- Free Church Council’s Conference in iI
national in its spirit and in its working. Manchester, the subject being intro-
Union in the Home lands and in the duced by the well-known Wesleyan Hil
colonies is no longer an academic ques- minister, Dr. Wenyon, who has rendered i
tion which may be discussed by the yeoman service for his Church in
logicians of the Churches, but a prac- China. Hil
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Christian enterprise which arouses de- within certain bounds. Shangtung pro- |)
sires for the fusion of different Chris- vince has solved the matter in part, in \
tian organizations. that the English Baptist Mission and |
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accomplishing in Great Britain, viz, have united in educational work ; one {
creating interdenominational sympathy college teaching the theological |
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! : But what an object-lesson in Union and Father of all, who is over all, and
was presented by the last National Con- through all, and in all.
vention of Christian Endeavour, which The Ningpo C.E. Convention was
| was held in Ningpo in the month of truly interdenominational.
| May. The international element was not
i The foreign delegates alone repre- lacking. The British Isles had their
| sented twenty different missionary representatives ; English, — Scotch,
|| societies. There were English Episco- Welsh, and Irish delegates being pre-
ant palians, American Episcopalians, Pres- sent. America was well represented.
F || byterians, Baptists, Congregationalists, There were also delegates from Canada,
i Methodists, Friends, Advent Mission- Australia, Germany, Honolulu, and
i aries, etc. During the time of the Con- Japan.
vention these various Church names China, of course, had its hundreds;
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i both Christian and heathen the name every coast province, and from every
i Yie-su Kyiao” (“Jesus Religion”) open port, from Chefoo to Canton.
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As one saw the congregation of fully churches being large enough to seat the
| 1,300 people reverently joining in de- members of the united society. Exter-
300° people: x ae ne: yy :
votional worship, and heard the singing nally, the building was far from im-
| of that hymn of praise, “Holy, Holy, posing, but as soon as one entered the
il Holy,” which, for Chinese, was sweetly hall the view presented was one which
sung, the words of St. Paul came with has seldom, if ever before, been seen in
renewed significance, “There is one China. Flags of many nations were in
i | body, and one Spirit, even as ye were profusion. Some fifty C.E. banners.
i | called in one hope of your calling; one from the various provinces of China
ia Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God added the necessary colour and finish.
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Many of these banners were splendid leading missionaries in China. The ii
examples of Chinese art and craftsman- Rev. A. H. Smith, D.D. (author of Hf
ship. One, which was very much ad- “Chinese Characteristics,” etc.) ; Bishop |
mired, was from the three local Bashford; Archdeacon Moule; the I
Churches of the Methodist Free Church Rey. Gilbert Reid, D.D. (president of Hi
Mission. The material was pale blue the International Institute); the Rev. |
satin, with a dark blue border beauti- J. Darroch (Shansi University Transla- i
fully embroidered. In the centre was tion Department); the Rev. G F.
the C.E. monogram, while on either side Fitch, D.D.; the Rev. G. H. Hubbard
of these Roman letters were four (president U.S.C.E. for China); the |
Chinese characters, worked in gold Rev. Geo. W. Hinman, M.A. (general “a
thread—eight in all—having the mean- secretary U.S.C.E. for China); the
ing “Glory to God.” “Goodwill to- Rey. C. E. Darwent, M.A. (Union i
wards men.” (Here let me make an Church, Shanghai); Pastor Paul Kranz | |
offer to the €.E. societies connected (Shanghai); the Rev. W. A. Cornaby |
with our Churches. Ningpo will send (editor of the “Chinese. Christian i
the above-mentioned banner, or one Review”); the Rev. D. W. Lyon |
similar, for yearly competition; the (general secretary Y.M.C.A. for China), Hi
society contributing most to the Mission €t¢. etc. eas {|
Funds = one year.) With such a platform, Christian En- |
The four days’ programme was a very deavour was represented by some of the ul
} Pilitsnidieeacone hare were sHeek most clever and devoted men living in q|!
; : ft ; d --~ China. Their addresses were listened i
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ISS1iOnary “I refuse to be disappointed.”
Secretary's —James Hannington-
| “ Expect great things from God ;
| Notes attempt great things for God.”
i - —William Carey.
OW rapidly the years come and _ and artists, have all done their several
B go! It is not easy to realize that parts with ability and skill) We desire
| twelve long months have passed the first number to be a prophecy, not
since we wished the readers of the only of good things to come, but the
MISSIONARY EcHOo—on the threshold first in an ascending scale of taste and
of 1905—“ A Happy New Year.” Such excellence. To help in this, will each
is the fact; we now stand on the first subscriber take an extra copy of the
step of the year 1900, and with great January number, and pass it to a friend?
| heartiness wish all our friends a year of To do this will not only aid the editor
. great blessing; “A Happy New Year” and Missionary Committee in the
| in the highest and best sense; “A _ realization of their ideal, but also help
broad, rounded, beautiful” year. the missionary cause itself.
| First, we must have a great vision.
In thought and heart we must live on Ningpo. In a very recent letter from
the hill-top. We must see life and men our friend, the Rev. J. W.
| from the heights, and again and again Heywood, we have a most interesting
| must stand on the heights beside Jesus 22d inspiring account of a thirteen days
| when He uttered those glorious words: Visitation of our out-stations. During
| “And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all this visitation it was his joy and privi-
men unto Me.” lege to receive twenty-four inquirers.
| Second, we must strenuously strive to mto full membership. Many of this
I realize our vision. “Nothing broadens number had been believers and learners.
| the soul like work for the wants and for two years; in a few cases the pro-
woes of men, and nothing inspires men ation had extended for four years. —
| to work like the dreams, theshopes and The intelligence shown by the candi-
i promises of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” ates in their examination prior to
i Third, our vision and striving must Daptism had greatly impressed _ Mr.
be in and of to-day. “There is no Heywood. Of the twenty-four received
a opportunity for to-morrow, but only for Several were young men, whose ages
to-day.” Mark, to-day! ranged from eighteen to twenty
| years. From among these latter will be
yy doe peepee mounds SES drawn the teachers, and preachers, and
I} anit Scben the litle dave tat pace leaders of the future. In such as these
| Like angels on the wind ? lies China’s great hope.
: ela es Mrs. Heywood and the children
Life, inspired by great visions, accompanied Mr. Heywood on his visita-
energy consecrated to realize them, tion journey of 700 miles, and greatly
| and each day making a steady contribu- profited in health, we are delighted to ,
| tion, is sure to be happy. report.
} THE NEW ISSUE OF THE ‘‘ECHO.”’ a ee In a letter to hand this.
We are confident that in every way “morning Dr. Jones reports
this first number of the new and _ himself to be “in very good health” -
enlarged series of the MISSIONARY In the month of October he began
EcHo will commend itself to our the regular out-patient work of the
friends. Editor, publisher, contributors hospital. In the Chinese New Year he
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visit. to Dr. Plum- (Bigs es Se ED RR Sie
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Of the new hospital, og i es reece i
in ue of ee at Foy re ee We i
at Wenchow, the gift —aege Sain ae ieee OM Wi
of Mr. Henry Blyth, jg) Meu eo
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finished it will be a & a a i = Se
magnificent build- -ggaeem oe Ga | aa ‘ie es Hi
ing.” Of his visit to ess i ; a a Le
the Wenchow City a ' Bh E # “i a i poke r i en Cig Sei OMe |
Chapel, he says, “On [it ee Fees a Meee )
the Sunday I was [BRR smeiasss( tse: setts: 00sec: ee
there, the congrega- fe ee ee ee ees Sater 5
He eG ee Residence of H.M. Sub-Commissioner, Lamu.
this sympathetic
testimony. It will, we are confident, It has been decided to make these i
gladden the hearts of all our home meetings the occasion of raising, if pos-
friends. sible, a sum sufficient to wipe off last

MISSIONARY MAPS. year’s deficiency: in round figures,

A few days ago we received a letter 42,500. It can easily be done if all our
from one of our Sunday School super- friends will take the question up with i}
intendents. He wrote to thank me for enthusiasm. We have reached a crisis, ;
the maps I had sent him, which he said and we must face it with courage, and

, they had “found very useful in giving in the fear and love of God! |
missionary addresses in the school.” AN: APPEAL 80 “DUR SUNDAY SCHOOLS i)

Every Sunday School should have a F co halt pias ]
map of our own mission stations. We a we ee fe R wears oF Ih ak |
have an excellent wall map of East he Africa, 2s. 6d., carriage forward, and a Scho ee ce ee a un Tes I)
few of Ningpo and Wenchow, for See ae oe. a oa Y» ii
mounting, and also of West Africa. we fe eeald Be oar at He ee il

: These we can supply at 3d. each. Will have peace aay Sain ia ae ih
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our Sunday School friends note this? that So far “aS CE eee ee |

OUR APPROACHING JUBILEE. young people themselves were con- Hh

The next Missionary Report will be cerned, they were as fields white it
the fiftieth! “That fiftieth year shall already to harvest. May we ask, nay, on
be to you a jubilee,” says the record of urge and beseech, those who have them in}
the doings and history of God’s ancient ia charge to reap these ripened fields? H
Israel. See that the missionary prayer-meeting HH

A fuller statement will be made at a_ is regularly held, and the monthly or Wt
later date; for the present we simply quarterly missionary address is regu- \
state that the London Missionary Meet- larly given. “It is the logical place for |
ing will be held in the City Temple, laying the foundation of missionary y
and that Mr. Joseph Briggs, Cleck- work.’ The minister and missionary j
heaton, will take the chair in the after- must come from the Sunday School. |
noon, and our honoured Treasurer, Mr. Then, in the matter of contributions. |
Robert Bird, Cardiff, has consented to the Sunday School is largely a neglected f
take the chair at the evening meeting. factor. We venture to give one sim- a

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! Foreign Missionary Secretary’s Notes
ple plan of a method which in America hundred people—a total of five hundred
has worked wonders. Not to confuse, doing something for missions.’”
i we have quoted “cents,” instead of Will those who have charge of our
putting the English equivalent, one Sunday Schools give the above scheme
penny. their earnest and sympathetic considera-
THE FIVE-TIMES-TWO PLAN. tion? What is needed in our Sunday
“Five times two is ten. An enlarge- Schools is organization which will
ment of the two-cents-a-week plan, secure the gathering regularly, not of
| devised by Mr. W. L. Amerman, and_ large donations but of small, such as in
| successfully used by many Christian the bulk of cases every scholar could
Endeavour societies, is known as the contribute.
i five-times-two-is-ten plan. It is based . Let me call your attention to the
i on the principle that the best’ way to following fact: In our Home Sunday
| interest people in missions is to put Schools we’ have 193,362 scholars. If
a them to work, and that the best results each scholar contributed a farthing per
in giving come from the collection of Week-——many could do more—the total
| small contributions regularly from Wweuld be, at the end of the year,
people. In the five-times-two-is-ten £9,608 2s, which is only about a
| plan each person takes a pledge to give thousand pounds less than the whole of ‘
two cents a week himself, and collect a ©ur present ordinary contribution, which
like amount from four other persons, /ast year amounted to £10,839 13s. 4d.
' preferably those who are not already NEW DEPARTURE OF L.M.A. SOCIETY.
| giving to missions. Ten collectors con- The first meeting of the Central
stitute a division, and are assigned to a Committee under the Constitution of
b division treasurer, who thus becomes the Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary }
| responsible for ten times ten cents—a Society, adopted by the Foreign Mis-
‘dollar a week. ‘The first year we tried sionary Committee, met in Cheetham
it, said Mr. Amerman, ‘we had fifty Hill Road Chapel, Manchester, on
: members of our Christian Endeavour December 13th, 1905.
| society and fifty outsiders working on. The chair was taken during the con-
it—one hundred in all. At the end of stitution of the Committee and the
| the year the receipts amounted to about earlier proceedings, by the Foreign
five hundred dollars. Here were one Missionary Secretary (the Rev. Henry T.
hundred workers influencing four Chapman).
| The names of
| REISS TER oe sommes) §— those chosen by the
| Pe > : : Sie '24--— several existing. Dis-
| ete a ae Be ee é 2 tricts as members of
Hh | ae Fi se the Council were
Wh aes he a - -—@ presented by the
H| Bo ee aes es ae ht chairman, and the
| eed eo oe ae Stas, Gs yew es armrest eee, §=6following ladies were
oe ee ay I ee eee nominated and j
q : eR ee ge ee rs er ne Be elected by ballot for
| Ree Se re a, ge eat armas the following offices :
| Se ee Bae gag es eee aT oe eon President: Miss FANNY
as ee a ee a - ee es Bier ene cr (Sanam ASHWORTH, Rochdale.
| Cee ye IRS EOAIAE EY ok Chen. Vahey eA Nee : Corresponding Sec- }
| of I are, bie Ny Sa raat het retary : ee VIVIAN,
yA ce AAU PONE SE a RL SCR ton eee ONE Newport.
| | ers GEE NN aa Bie ee Sa ee Raney ; _ Organizing Secretary : r
ga ta Shae be re betel SRE 5 Mrs. TRuscotr Woop,
os ele . eth Mies Ee Denton.
} hago ee mei it ARE ee, Cea : Treasurer; Mrs. GRIM-
a 4 eG eos SHAW, Leeds.
| , : i a "4 ; Editor of Missionary ;
HH ’ Pebilad fs PETE : ; Messenger: Mrs. J. W.
H Cotton Plantation, Golbanti, MAWER. aa
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The Gospel of Heredity |
The Foreign Missionary Secretary responding to the announcement : of i
made a statement on behalf of the their election, did so in a manner which i
parent Society. bespoke their deep personal interest in i
1. In relation to methods in which it the great missionary work of the
had been suggested the Ladies’ Mis- Church, and determination to render the
sicnary Auxiliary Society might render best service they could in every way.
valuable assistance to the work of the The meeting was of the most har-
parent Society. monious and enthusiastic nature from
2. A comprehensive statement of the first to last, and augured well for the
grave financial position of our finances, future of the Ladies’ Missionary Auxil- |
and the urgent needs of our missionary iary Society under its new and enlarged |
enterprise generally, both at home and _ conditions. i
abroad. A. leaflet letter from the secretaries
The chair was then taken by the new’ will be found in the ECHO, which we |
president, who delivered a short impres- heartily commend to all our readers and i
sive address, and each of the officers, in _ friends. }
FS A x
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Ihe Gospel of Heredity. joun rrvuscerr.
sf EREDITY is that biological law genital incapacity that it is difficult to
Hi by which beings endowed with he gentlemanly in one’s conduct; how |
life tend to repeat themselves much greater the disadvantage to be
in their descendants. Is thereno Gospel born the child of “gray barbarians, i
in heredity? Your gardener has no mis- doomed to herd with narrow foreheads
giving on the question as it relates to *vacant of our glorious gains”? The
his vocation, neither has the cattle weakness which is inherited, instead of
breeder. But the fecundity of evil, the adding to a man’s condemnation, is
readiness with which it spreads, and counted in his favour. No man can be i
the tenacity with which it grips the held responsible for the number or the i
soul, have led some Christian people to nature of his innate tendencies; but i,
talk as if they feared the left hand of he is responsible for the way he deals |
heredity were stronger than the right. with them. Considerations of this kind
It is, perhaps, impossible for us, who make the philanthropist compassionate
have never lived outside the influence towards foibles and moral defects which
of the Christian religion, to form an his judgment condemns. Ue _ should |
adequate idea of the strength of evil in never despair of the nature Christ took
lands where it has had undisputed on Himself, nor of the world He came |
growth “through centuries of sin and to save. While it is absolutely true that i
woe”; still, we cannot help thinking there is no man, however richly en-
that many a missionary is prone to lay dowed, whose inheritance is all wheat ; . i
too much to the account of inherited it is also true that there is none whose |
taint. The absolute necessity of re- inheritance is naught but tares; and in Hi
generation by the Holy Spirit, and the the moral realm, if not in physical, the I
unfailing need of Divine grace, is not soil which has grown tares can grow Hf
relegated to a secondary place when we wheat. Degeneration can be arrested
insist on a more distinct recognition of in men as well as in plants and animals. 1
the value of good habits, and the Heredity has two hands: a right hand |
redemptive operations of the law of in- as well asa left. It passes on the good | i
heritance. These are laws which do not as well as the bad. Bad traits may be Hi
depend on the authenticity and genuine- weakened, aye, broken, by personal wh
ness of manuscripts. There is one gocdnesson the part ofa parent. A good H
thing that we can be quite sure of: God initial heredity may produce virtue in |
is not unmindful of our inborn disad- the descendant by predisposition, merely i
vantages. Is it a misfortune to be born from a temporarily ennobled nature. I
with a club foot or with such con- (Lo be continued.) {I
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| ISS ABERCROMBIE, in her in- moving story of man’s progress on
M terview with the Missionary earth, and of his constant, though falter-
Committee in October last, ing efforts to perfect himself, to teach
| speaking of the Chinese women him tobe honest, truthful, law-obedient,
among whom she has so zealously self-respecting, neighbourly: that, to
laboured, said, “ Better that they con- my mind, is to impart as godly an educa-
tinue Buddhists than that they become tion as would be possible by teaching
i agnostics.” Mr. Soothill, in defending all the creeds which priests may patter
| the teaching given in our College at and fanatics try to enforce.” I might
| Wenchow, says: “It is definitely a say here that Nonconformists ask for
Christian College . . . and if it simple Bible-teaching and object to
should ever cease to be definztely Chris- human formularies or creeds, though
tzan, then, for me, it might as well be they could not display the animus
razed to the ground.’ In view of a against them which this writer shows,
question pressing for settlement at but, waiving this, how can an education |
' home, these utterances are very signifi- be called godly where the very exist- |
| cant. Many sincere Nonconformists ence of God is ignored? How would it
are anxious that the Bible should con- be were I to say that the crown of
tinue to be taught in our public elemen- culture was a knowledge of mathe- |
| tary schools. They would deprecate the matics, and that to attain this no
abandonment of Scripture teaching in « mathematics should be taught. Teach
the schools as a kind of national- your pupils reading, writing and arith- |
| apostasy and a heavy blow and great metic, let them learn English grammar
discouragement to the religion of the and shorthand; let them know some-
land. On the other hand, many contend thing of geography, chemistry, and
that for civil governments to authorize other sciences, but never mention
and enjoin religious instruction is to algebra or conic sections, and keep
arrogate functions that God has not them ignorant of Euclid’s name. The
assigned them, and that for Noncon- grand result will be mathematicians as
formists to support such an arrange- profound as Sir Isaac Newton could
i ment shows great ignorance of the demand. “This is absurd,” someone
| scope and reach of the principle of reli- may say; and it is, but not more absurd
j gious equality for which they contend. than to denominate an education godly
Hh It is not for the editor of this magazine where God, Christ, and the Holy Scrip-
to express here his opinion on this tures are systematically ignored. Hap-
|| debatable subject, yet he believes every pily, in our mission schools and colleges
j reader will say with him that all children in the Flowery Land, no question of f
| should, somewhere and somehow, be _ State functions arise ; and all are agreed
taught the principles of the Christian that while education is the main thing
faith. If it must not be done in the to be aimed at, the education must be ;
| a elementary schools of the nation the religious, Christian. The Rev. eeWe .
| Church of God must do it elsewhere. Heywood takes his stand with Mr. }
i I cannot agree with an able writer, who Soothill and Miss Abercrombie. He will Y
| says in the “Rochdale Observer”: “A have nothing to do with purely secular
Hitt ‘godless education’ is a contradiction in teaching on the mission field. The aim f
ai terms. . . . To teach a child his of our schools and Colleges is the salva-
letters, to acquaint him with the highest tion of souls. “When that thought is ;
and profoundest thoughts of the not pre-eminent,” he writes, “I will not
greatest minds that have ever existed, wait for others to criticize, I trust I
to attune his ears to the music of the shall have courage to take my own
centuries, to tell him the strange and_ stand.”

; Occasional Notes HW
[ One of the most interesting chapters testantism is to exhort people to be y
in Dr. Fitchett’s Fernley Lecture is good, while the teachers of those reli- I
headed “ The Logic of the Missionary.” gions are energetic and naturally desire |
The fruits of Christianity have often to get as many converts as possible. i
been. adduced in evidence of its divinity Yet only those who really wish to join
and truth, but here the argument is’ their Churches are received. No com-
founded directly on the result of Chris- pulsion is exercised. But it is their per-
tian missions, and it is irrefragable. sistence and readiness to undergo every
Some of Dr. Fitchett’s words may be hardship for their faith’s sake that
cited for the gratification of friends of . make these teachers of religion formid- |
missions who may not have seen the able. They fear neither danger nor |
lecture. “Missions,” says the doctor, death in the pursuit of their duties, and fl
“call into exercise, they intensify by these receiving death in the perform-
exercise, the central motives, the most ance of their work are exalted by the i]
characteristic energies and emotions of people of their own country, who raise
religion. They repeat in human terms up statues of these martyrs to their
that Divine passion of pity, of seeking religion, which are erected in public
love, of love which takes the supreme places where the myriad may see them
form of sacrifice which is behind the and know what they have done, as an
| Incarnation and explains it. They honour and example for all. futurity.
| measure our fidelity to all the great Hence these missionaries not only fear
doctrinal conceptions of the Christian not death, but even glory in death. ‘ei
scheme: the value of man, the awful- When our people, therefore, oppose \
( ness of sin, the range and tenderness of them to the death are they not thereby
the redeeming purpose of God. Andit simply helping their victims on to i
may be added that if they disappeared, glory? Be it known, however, that such
Christianity would. lose one of its stories as gouging out eyes and cutting
Divinest credentials. For in missions, out people’s hearts are really manufac-
as a branch of Christian evidences, tured by rowdies and desperadoes for
there is an unrealized force. They not the sake of creating riots and disturb- i
only diffuse Christianity, they prove it. ances. As a matter of fact there are Ht
They are the revelation of a force which not, and never have been, such things.
can only be scientifically explained on Just consider. During the last years of
the supposition that Christianity is the previous Ming dynasty there first ;
true.” It might be hyperbolical to say came to China the Jesuits, Nan Huai- |
that here we have jén and Li Ma-tou, and others on a visit
ayiEa to this country. While here they taught |
isdom to advantage drest, . :
What oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed, us the highest mathematics and astro-
: nomy, thereby making for themselves a |
but we have, at least, a delightful truth name among us. Then came the open- |
skilfully set forth. ing up of China by treaty, and on its
footsteps came numerous other mission-
aries, and in such numbers that one may |
: say that there is no province among the |
The following extract from a procla- twenty odd provinces of this Empire I
mation, made by Chao, Governor of where these missionaries have not |
| Hu-nan, shows how some Chinese penetrated. In which of these pro-
rulers, who do not profess belief in vinces, and when, has there ever actually |
i Christianity, have yet learned something occurred a case of eye-gouging or We
of its benevolent character, and the heart-cutting? Is there any better
\ manner in which our Divine religion is proof than this that these accusations |
propagated by our missionaries. The are all false, and that they have been |
proclamation was specially translated made up by rowdies who wish to creaté IN)
: for the=: North China Daily News”: riots and disturbances and to influence )
_ Let it again be repeated that the the ignorant masses to bloodshed and Wh
aim of Roman Catholicism and Pro- plunder.” : a
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L d : 9 : 5
adies SS
| Missionary 4 = > Unification
A ege e a of the
uxiliaries. Movement.
OR some years the ladies connected sionary Committee, but, particularly, it
with the several Auxiliaries have shall seek to provide funds for such
done valuable work in connection work among women as the. Missionary
with our Foreign Missions. They have Committee sees its way clear to under-
raised moneys for the general fund and take, and for such training as is neces-
for special objects. They have met for sary for ladies who have been accepted
prayer and for conversation in relation for Foreign service.
fo missions, and addresses have been
| delivered on various topics connected METHODS.
with the evangelization of the world. t. A central committee or council
Hitherto these efforts have been de- shall be formed, to consist of at least
| tached. The widest organization has one representative from each District ;
| been that of District Auxiliaries; but and where there are more than 500
| these Districts have not been connected, Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary members,
| except by the fact that they were work- two representatives: one of them to be
| ing for a common object. A natural the District secretary, if practicable.
| desire arose in the minds of some of the Representatives to be elected at each
| ladies that their efforts and organiza- annual Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary
ticns might be unified. A scheme was meeting.
drawn up, and after consultation with 2. The committee or council shall
| the officers of the Foreign Missionary have power to elect its own officers,
Conmnittee, it was laid before the Com- subject to the confirmation of the Mis-
mittee at its last session and considered sionary Committee.
clause by clause. It was unanimously 3. The work of the Auxiliary shall be
adopted, the only changes made being carried on by its District organizations,
| verbal ones, intended to bring out the as hitherto, each District reporting to
} meaning more clearly. I have pleasure the central committee or council.
in presenting the scheme as adopted by 4. The committee or council shall
' the Committee. I trust that, it will endeavour to bring into co-operative
i greatly promote in its working the unity the work of the Ladies’ Mission-
i) admirable object the ladies have in view. ary Auxiliary in the several Districts, in
il I understand that the Methodist New order to extend their usefulness, and to
1] Connexion and the Bible Christians seek to establish branches in Districts
have similar organizations, so, in view of where ‘they do not now exist. It shall
the hoped-for Union of the three also promote conferences of Ladies’
Denominations, the adoption of this Missionary Auxiliary workers for the
i scheme seems timely and fitting. sympathetic exchange of ideas, united
prayer, and to deepen among the women
| SCHEME FOR LADIES’ MISSIONARY AUXILIARY 6f our Churches missionary sentiment
| WORK, ADOPTED BY THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY and enthusiasm, and especially for
See eae cere eto toe womens’ work among women and ,
This society shall be called “The children. ;
it aes MGs ey. of the _5. A complete report of Ladies’ Mis-
nited Methodist ree Churches. sionary Auxiliary work, and its con-
As its name denotes, it shall be worked tributions to the General Mission Fund,
under the supervision of the Foreign shall be prepared by the Ladies’ Mis-
Missionary Committee. sionary Auxiliary Secretary, and pub-
Generally, it shall endeavour to lished as a distinct section in the Annual
further the objects of the Foreign Mis- Missionary Report.
lee 14
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Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliaries i
: 6. The relation of the Ladies’ Mis- MANCHESTER DISTRICT. I
sionary Auxiliary to the work abroad The half-yearly meeting of the i
shall be subject to such conditions as Manchester District Ladies’ Missionary i
may be considered necessary by the Auxiliary was held at Blackpool. There
Home and Foreign Missionary Com- was a good muster of representatives at i
mittees. Nevertheless the secretary of the business meeting in the afternoon. i
the Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary coun- The evening meeting was well attended. |
cil or committee shall be free to corre- Mrs. Taylor, of Great Eccleston, pre-
spond with any lady missionary on the _ sided, and in her opening remarks said |
Foreign Field who is an agent of the she thought our duty to the heathen
said Missionary Committee, for the pur- abroad was not brought sufficiently
pose of obtaining a quarterly report of before us, or we should be willing to °
such features of the work in which she make great sacrifices in order to_help d
may be specially engaged, and of in- the missionary cause. Mrs. Philip
terest to the members of the Ladies’ Jones, of Rochdale, was the next
Missionary Auxiliary. All such corre- speaker, and in her address pointed out
spondence to be conducted in harmony that only recently had the responsibility |
with existing Connexional regulations, of every. woman towards the condition i
i.e. through the General Superintendent of heathen women abroad been |
of the particular mission station. A copy brought before us, and she recognized |
of such report to be also supplied to the the Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary as
Foreign Secretary for the Missionary one of the channels for bringing the 1
Committee. subject home to us, causing us to read /
FINANCE. and seek to know more of our sisters
The expenses of the committee or in heathen lands. Mrs. Jones then i
council shall be met by contrasted the social and. public life |
1. Collections taken at the tea and of our English women with that of f
meeting at the annual gathering of the heathen women, and then asked, “ What HH
council. owest thou to thy Lord?” We could ti
2. By the sum of one halfpenny per not refrain from using all the means in i
member, voted from each District our power to help foreign missions. i)
Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary out of the There was great need for medical Hd
sixpenny fees. women missionaries, as they had means ii
3. The sum to be forwarded to the of gaining admittance to the women .
council treasurer from each District which no man could have.
shall be assessed on the current annual Mrs. Truscott Wood, of Denton, i
returns of membership. remarked that generosity in Churches,
4. The council, after all working like mercy, is “twice blessed.” There |
expenses are provided for, shall vote its were, fifty women in connection with i
credit balance to the Mission Fund. the Blackpool branch; who could tell I,
5. That all other funds raised by the what good will be done by their prayers . )
Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary shall be and the efforts they made for missions? |
forwarded to the Foreign Missionary Mrs. Wood likened the Ladies’ Mission-
Secretary through the same channels as ary Auxiliary to seekers for metal i
hertofore: one-third of such funds to be among the refuse left from the work- iM
devoted to the Home Mission section, ings of amine: the gold and silver went i
and the remaining two-thirds to the into the coffers of the General Fund, 1}
Foreign Mission section: but the Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary Hi
(a) For the paying of the entire cost gathered up the remnants left behind H

P of any lady or ladies who may be _ in the burrows. HH
. employed in Foreign service by the Some Chinese curiosities were then 14
Annual Assembly, and for work among explained in a very interesting way by i
women and children generally on the Mrs. Abercrombie. |
Foreign stations. During the evening two solos were he
(6) Such balance as may remain to be_ beautifully rendered by Miss Peckett. }
devoted to Foreign mission work The collection, which amounted to Hf
generally. HENRY T. CHAPMAN,’ 41 ris. 8d., was towards the extinction |
Foreign Missionary Secretary. of the debt on our Missionary Fund. - : |


15 i

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| A Trip to ee |
Bobuoya. ae
T was a delightful morning, the in shape to the bill of a parrot, which
| I canoe was packed and despatched means certain bloodshed, bush-marks,
2 goa By Nee ang ale breakfast, uc sone can prec eee
ado, the donkey, who is my companion the path is one of the most beautiful o
in travel, along with his attendant, pupil any I know in these parts. It is hung
ai teacher, boy, and I, set out overland. over with a variety of creepers of the
| Ue ies ae aoc pe ees convelvulls differing oon
i across the sky, hiding the sun at in- from pale blue to orange an ar.
i tervals, affording one at the same time brown. There are also various green
some amount of relief. shrubs with variegated leaves ; ae
I invariably enjoy the first part of bushes are jutting out in every direc-
| this ee The: aah which meet tion; while here and there are patches
| one’s gaze are most beautiful, affording of aloes. The background is studded
as they do a variety of colours and well with grey-boled veterans, hung
shades in flowers and foliage, and differ- over with lichen, giving them quite a
ing vastly in the shape and size of both patriarchal appearance.
tree and ant-hill, some just forming After half an hour’s travel we step
themselves above ground and others out on the shores of lake Ashaka 5
purporting to be miniature mountains Babu, where may be seen flocks of
stretching their peaks in every direction, pelicans, ibis, ducks, etc. and here and
and proclaiming the wonderful skill of there a solitary egret, darting its sharp
their builders.
On either side of the path, and |RREEEleeeen ot
| i ee ee %
| at no great distance apart, are huge | te ‘
| cactus trees like immense cande- 4 ee oe
ail jabra. The undergrowth is a pro- Ee pe ieee ae
i fusion of aromatic herbs made ee Bee ee
| : Cee iL ee ae Be 2h So ee
| delightfully fragrant as the dew coe ae ena]
4) departs. eee —ay Bu |
Leaving the Golbanti Bara [io oe oe Bei
| behind, we turn north-west, and [20g so Soe eee
i across a plain some miles inSextent, |= = Be Rs ne eee
i where one usually catches a sight aS ne ee
ij of a herd of deer or zebra, I oe Cl |
/ browsing among the grass: 2 [| ee |
| glimpse of which sets one’s being poy pa i t— | on fire. A score of heads are raised a s poe |
{ on high and every eye is turned in |) guage SS cep Aa ee |:
i our direction. If the foot deviates | assis see: seemmeeeees ee. es
from the path, a stamp upon the |§ ee eg ers ee ge
ground, a short snort, and the herd | eae ee es eee
| has stampeded. cra ema Re Par nee eer
| After leaving the plain, we enter | a a ee eae,» ee r
| | a dense bush on a piece of high ES eg er a ee | =
Hi ground with a narrow winding path. ee 9 BS eee ese eeee. ll
Hy On either side thorn bushes are 2 ee fe eee a
numerous, and when one attempts ; gee ENR ke Slat sere
Bi to ride through, it usually costs a Peete ee os eae |
coat sleeve, one or more pockets, PAN as Beg Sees |
H and an amount of pain, as most of ties shaoacice : a
ii the bush thorns have a hook similar — Rev.-J. H. Phillipson,
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A Trip to Bobuoya
. HH
bill into the water for a fish. Some learns to take things as they come, i
distance inland is a beautiful grove of hence I resumed my repast, and even- tH
borasus palms, the most stately, and tually despatched the donkey boy, 1
certainly the king, of palms in these while the rest of us set out to walk the {i
regions. remaining part of the way. Vi
Now we strike a swamp over which I am not sure whether things are so ve
lies a plain studded with mimosa thorn, interesting on foot with the sun blazing 1
a few cactus. bushes and short grass. down upon one. There is less inclina- Hi
There are few or no flowers; here and _ tion to look about; one is usually intent
there a bird, and now and then a snake upon reaching his destination. Our
wriggles across the path. path for the most part lay across a vast i
Within the next howe we turn due plain; at one point a piece of rising
north, and enter a village named ground upon which stands two large
Chalalu, to which the people have houses named Min Nagesa—houses of |
returned. peace, which are used for feasting after
The sun having ascended the heavens the death of a man of wealth. When |
and midday being near, I proposed a man dies his next-of-kin (male)
spending a couple of hours here for inherits his property. Before taking i
refreshment, greetings, etc. First of all absolute possession, however, he must i
the donkey was tethered amid plenty of make provision for the deceased’s
giass, the boys sat down under a tree, soul, by killing and sending after him i
while I paid my respects to the villagers, as many head of cattle as he may deem |
many of whom had only just arrived needful for his happiness. In some ul
, and were busy building houses and _ instances. twenty and more are killed, i,
stockades. I saw ata alice we were the more blood shed the greater the joy i
in no wise welcome. They show their of the departed. The male members of i
welcome in a way peculiar to them-_ the tribe are called together, and houses iI
selves; and having concluded that built according to the required accom- 1
another day would be more convenient, modation. There is great feasting and |
I hastily offered a few words of peace- drinking of honey-wine for a day or |
ful greeting, and withdrew under the two, after which the remaining pro- Hy
shade of a tree, and there began to perty is taken away. The houses are i
devour sardines and biscuits until some- left to decay; they are for the time i!
thing else was prepared. While this being the abode of the departed. This i]
was going on Lado must needs roll and_ feast is of a somewhat superior order \
work off his tether. Upon rising to his and is attended with much ceremony, as, I
feet his relief was more than he had _ indeed, are all their festivals, signifying |
bargained for; he brayed with all his no mean order of religion (a sketch |
might, being careful the while to get of which I may some day give). A little iF
into an open space, and -we were warily further ahead is the grave of-a departed Hi
‘ stealing around him when he shot a pair chief, over which is heaped a good many Hi
of heels into the boy’s stomach (bring- stones. Apart from this, for miles there |
ing him to the ground), and then, with a is nothing of interest. iH
blow of his nostrils, away home! One (To be continued.) !
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