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Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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

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

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

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THE
MisstONARY ECHO
OF THE
United Methodist Free Churches.
EDITORS:
JOHN E. SWALLOW anv JAMES ELLIS. s
(VOLUME XIV. FROM COMMENCEMENT.)
1907.
Gop be merciful unto us, and bless us,
; And cause His face to shine upon us;
: '- That Thy way may be known upon earth,
Thy saving health among all nations.—
PSALM lxvii. 1, 2.
. Dondon :
ANDREW CROMBIE, 12 FARRINGDON AVENUE, E.C.



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| PAGE 3 PAGE
| Ambition, The Missionary G. W. Empire, Some Facts about our James
_ Sheppard - - - - 162 Ellis - - - - - - 23
| “And the Door was Shut.” Mrs. Soot- English Compositions by Chinese 4
hill - - - - - - = 77. Students - - - - 182, 257
| Annual Assembly and Missions - - 193 Enthusiasm, How to Deepen Mis-
| Arithmetical Therapeutics. Mrs. Kings- sionary <= fe = - 10, 36, 37
ley - - - - - - - 200 Faiths, Three Great Missionary - John
| Backwrd or Forward? Is it The Cuttell - z - = = - 108
1 President - - - - - 26 Fallen Queen of the West, The Su
2 Bantu Philosophy: A Review. James Kunyie e 5 = e, s - 41
Be Ellis - - - - - - 137 Foreign Secretary’s Notes, 7, 32, 54,
| Beehive, A Missionary. H.C. R. - III 78, 100, 131, 149, 175, 201, 220, 246, 268
Bible Christian Missions. C. Stedeford3, 2g France, Missionary Work in R.
Ee Blyth Hospital, Wenchow. Dr, Plum- so BIC WID Ris ocr eo cee ee OF
| mer s z s 3 ie - 171 Girls’ School, Wenchow Mrs. Soot-
| Boxes, The Adventures of Missionary. bill = Bee ae a = i Gee
| R. Brewin - = 2 Ben 7, 65 Griffith John”: A Review. R. Bréwin 27
Boys’ School, Wenchow A. H. Shar- “Griffith John,” Gems from - - 260, 278
man Se - = = - 74 Heathen Temple, A Message from a
| Champness, Life of Thomas R. R. Brewin - - - - - 133
ss Brewin - - - - - - 210 Honour, A Point of - - - - - 229
/ China and the U.M.C. : 5 : - 229 Incidents from the Field - - - 273
China, Startling Facts about - - 6 «Jn Perils of Robbers.” G. W. Shep-
i China and the Opium Curse. G. W. pard = - - - - S72
| Sheppard = = Be - 40 John,” “Griffith: A Review. R.
| Chinese Anti-Opium Edict - - - 6 Brewin - * = 2 = Sey,
Chinese Woman, The Mrs. Shepnard 196 John,” “Griffith, Gems from -260, 278
| Chinese Constitution, The New § Liu Ka-Kung. W. E. Soothill - - - go
Ba Png chan gee z Z - 257 Keswick Convention. R. Brewin - 235
Ce ee q eae ae ae. 83 Kingston, Impressions of Walter Hall 52
: Dd ng 2 2, d d 2 55 23 2 2 ? 2 / 7 = 2 2 o>
| C.E. Missionary Topics. James Ellis. ee ae ee oe ar ea ee
(1) In this Generation - - 70 : a SBOP INR aan ‘
(2) Missions of our own Churches 213 Literary Notiges, \16, 45, 65, 80, 117,
(3) Missionary Volunteers - - 139 ee 140, 183, 209, 233, 419)
el City Missions. The Editors. Mandarins’ Rank - fi : eee 200 :
| Lady Lane, Leeds - 2 - 160 “Many Maysions”: A Story. Walter
| King’s Cross - - - a7 Hall o 2 x ey - 187
| Critics, The Missionary and his - - 18s Mazeras, News from J. B. Griffiths - 223
| Curious Salutations - = x - 144 Mendiland, The Stone Idols of A. Bs
Chinese, Things W. R. Stobie, 88, 105, 129 y Greensmith 3 5 2 ; 3 it
| Christmas Day at Bo - - - = 267 Mission Fund, Our - = A - 280
ee Christmas, The Missionary’s - - 266 Missionary Ambition, The G. W. i
; | Darkness to Light, From Ethel Aber- Sheppard - - - = - 162
crombie - = . SiS - 169 Missionary Beehive H. C. R. - - iil
Demonstration, Annual Missionary Missionary Boxes, The Adventures of
| The | Editors - oe ieee eo) R. Brewin - = - 237, 253, 281
| ech (a) Ny ae ee Joe 225 Missionary Committee, With the - 81, 274
Dragon King, The G. W. Sheppard 84 Missionary Emblem, Our W. T.
Earthquake in Jamaica, The 43, 50, 75, 80 French - Be er 2 pee S.
| East Africa: A Peep into the Past - 245 Missionary Enthusiasm - - 10, 36, 37 ;
Echoes from other Fields. The Missionary Faiths. John Cuttell - - 108
Editors, 11, 44, 62, 91, 115, 158, Missionary Musings. The Editors - 19
i 179, 200, 232, 255, 276 Missionary Holiday Conference - - I4I
Be | Emblem, Our Missionary W. T. Missionary Study. H. L. Hemmens - 69
K| French - = = = - - 10 Missions, Methodist Union and our - 145
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Missions, Methodist New Connexion Wenchow, New Church at Greenfields.
G. Packer - - - - - 59 W. E..Soothill = - - - - 242
Missions, Bible Christian C. Stede- Wenchow, New Churches at Sang-djiae
ford - - - - - 3, 29 and Ngao-djiae-ti - - - - 243
Missionary Texts. J. E.'S. - - - 262 Western World, Missions of the John
Missionary and his Critics. J. E. S. - 185 Cuttell - - - - ee ae
Missions, The Romance of: A Review. Women’s Auxiliaries in the U.M.C. - 102
R. Brewin - - - - - $5 Young People’s Page.
Ngao-djiae-ti, Sang-djiae and Dr. Cooking Pot, A New Use for
Plummer - - - - - 243 Lucy I. Tonge - - - 212
Ningpo College. H. S. Redfern, He is my Friend. Lucy I. Tonge 46
M.Sc. - - - - - 181 How the Pony Saved the Mis-
Proverbs, East African - - - Seva sionary. Lucy I. Tonge - 117
Poems: Folding. El. sie - - - 9 Love is of God. Lucy I. Tonge 143
Good Friday—Easter Day. Saved from the Ditch. Lucy I.
Rossetti - - - - 8&1 Tonge - - - - sea O7,
God .-Save the Heathen! F. Tiger Story, A_ Lucy I. Tonge 262
Bramald - - - - 130 Treasure, A Boy’s Lucy -I.
Lambs Ungathered. S. Ger- Tonge - - = = - 190
trude Ford - - - 99 The Wise Missionary and the
Song for Missionaries S. Ger- Foolish Man. LucyI. Tonge 18
trude Ford - - - 224 - “Silver Phoenix.” Dorothea Soot-
Seeing and Serving. Anon. - 249 hill - - - - - 94
“Thy Kingdom Come.” El. sie 170 Young People’s Committee - - - 192
| Poem Competition, Methodist - = 50,
Pictures. Two - - - - = 276
Din “ACT rophy oF the Cices? UGhme emer eee
Prayer, A Missionary - 2 = - 180 Abbott, Rev. E. - - = = - 168
President's Greeting - a = - 265 Barnes, Rev. W. - - - S - 265
Queen of the West, The Fallen Su Bassett, Rev. W. Udy - == == = 194
Kunyie - - = = : - 41 Bowron, Mr. J. A. - - - - 217
Romance of Missions: A Review R. Bridgman, Mr. W. J. - - - - 195
Brewin - - - - - - §s Broadley, Miss C. - - - . = 242
Sang-djiae and WNgao-djiae-ti. Dr. Carthew, T. H. (the late) - > - 245
Plummer - = = = - 243 Chapman, M.Sc.,.Mr. T. W. - = 122
Sermon, The Annual Missionary - =J728 Ghew,.a Mrs: a5 - - - - - 169
Shanghai Missionary Conference - =~ 178) Dymond. RevesHe. J. = a = = 4
Sheppard, Rev. G. W. (Return to Galpin, Rev. F. - = = = = O07
China) - - E e a - 242 Godfrey, J.P., €.C., Mr. John - 25
Slavery, Redeemed from A. E. Green- Greensmith, Rev. A. E. Sey 4 ASSO
smith - = - - - - 250 Greensmith, Mrs. - - - - - 150
Stylish Affair, A G. O. Heath - - 154 . Griffiths, Rev. J: Boy - - - a 228
Sunday Schools, Coming Changes in Hedley, F.R.G.S., Rev. J. - - - 218
Jeckyeawismec - - 66; 93; 118. Elerron; Reva ji gR.. > - - - 177
Tale of an Organ. Mrs. Soothill ~- 151 Irving, M.A., D.C.L., Rev. D. - - 26
Texts, Missionary J. E, S. - - 262 Lawis, Rev. John F. - - - - 66
“Things Chinese.” W. R. Stobie, 88, Lewin, C.C., Mr. John - - - - 124
105, 129 Lyttle, Rev. William - = 2 =. 172
Throne of China, The Imperial G. W. Morgan, Dr. Campbell = - - 22 TA
Sheppard - - - E = 2c) backer, Rev. Georges: - - - 102
United Methodist Church: First Mis- Paton, D:D: Rev.gJ. G: -- = Seats
' sionary Meeting ci Oe ee or Bre RicrsOne Dig Ate ar a eer aT
Watch-tower, On the The Editors, 38, Pollard, Rev. S. - - - - a td
57, 83, 112, 135, 156, 203, 248 Pollard, Mrs. S. - - = - - 219
Wenchow, A Voice from: A Review. Savin, Dr. - = - - S = 5
F. Galpin - - a - 97, 126 Sharman, Rev. A. H. - - - - 205
Wenchow Boys’ School. A. H. Shar- Shaw, Rev. J. T. - z - = =eaTOr
man = - - - = - 74 Sheppard, Rev. G. W. - - = 210;-102
Wenchow College. T. W. Chapman, Sheppard, Mrs. G. W. - - - 196, 241
M.Sc. ee Dee es 2 x = 121 Soothill, Rev. W. E. - . - =e 7S. eras
Wenchow District, Work in A. Hi. Stedeford, Rev. C. - - - - 104
Sharman - - - - - 205 Stobie, Rev. W. KR. - - - - 88
Wenchow Girls’ School. Mrs. Soothill 230 Thorne (The Late), Rev. S. T. - - 3
Wenchow Hospital. Dr. Plummer - 171 Thorne, Mrs. S. T. - - - - 3
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of Mendiland. A. E. GREENSMITH.

MONG the many objects of A few years ago these images, called

interest in Mendiland are certain “nomolisia’ by the Mendies (possibly
curious soapstone carvings, con- derived from nu—person, and muli—
cerning which a few words may be of soapstone), were thought to be peculiar
interest. They are interesting to the to a comparatively small area not far
missionary because they have a place in distant from our Tikonkoh Mission |

the pagan religious ritual of the Station, but it is now evident that they
Mendies, and a little perplexing to are to be found in greater or less num-
ethnologists inasmuch as no satisfactory bers throughout nearly the whole of
conclusion has been arrived at as to the Mendi and Sherbro countries, and they
origin and makers of them. Native oral are not unknown to the Kissy tribe over
_ tradition can throw no light upon their the Liberian border, nor to those parts
origin, nor do the artistic qualities of the of Timneland that lie adjacent to
Mendies suggest that they can have had Mendi. : |
anything to do with their production, at The natives know nothing of their |
however remote a time. manufacture, and always explain their |
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| existence by attributing them to a show how deeply ingrained is the

EA supernatural origin, “ Ngewo ti gbateni” superstitious regard for these images.

s — God made them.” You may tell them Some of these carvings have a metal
{ that the old, old people, many hundreds ring attached to them, and these are
of years ago, made them, but an incre- then known notas “ nomoli” but “ mahai-
dulous stare evinces how far they yafei”—king-spirit or king - devil,

believe the explanation. Besides, they _ and upon these the Mendies are sworn
| will tell you that however clevermen may jn their native law courts. I have not

SAI be, and however much more accurate heard any white man make mention of
| are European carvings or mouldings, these metal rings, nor had I seen one
| these could not have been made by until this week. This ring was black
mere man, as their behaviour is proof of . with exposure to the weather, and on


Z| These images are brought forth when bronze.
the rice is shooting, and one being The Mendies say “nomoli” are occa-

=| placed on a pedestal in the field, or on sionally found in the farms when they

e| an anthill, or a spec prepared plat- are hoeing the ground, but that there
form near the farmhouse, the farmer are “hills” in the country, and certain
will walk round it, chanting an appeal small areas, in which many are to be
ii. for a good crop, and striking it at the found. Such spots, though known to
| | same time with a whip or the midrib of them, are kept secret, and it is fairly
a palm leaf. This ritual duly observed, certain that, as yet, no white man has
with more attention during seed-time, ever had the opportunity of delving for
| such as offerings of rice and a few more these curios. Ethnographists are eagerly
scourgings, will, says the Mendiman, waiting to hear something more about
J ensure a large crop of rice. During the these “hills,” for they have the impres-

S| night, if the image has been duly cared sion that they are tumuli, which once
for, it will find its way into a neighbour's opened, may throw some light on the
| farm, and bring the growing rice thence real origin of these objects. Stone
| into that of its owner. 1 have never carvings in this continent are rare, out-
| heard of a farmer bringing a case into side the sphere of Egyptian civilization,

ee the native courts for loss of rice owing and thus there are some who have tried
| to the depredations of a neighbour’s to establish the presence of Egyptian

BA “nomoli,” but knowing the thieving culture on the West Coast of Africa,

a propensities of nomolisia, it is common and that these sculptures, though un-

; to set traps to catch them in their nightly doubtedly executed by a negro race,

| | wanderings, and once caught, they then indigenous or immigrant, have been pro-
| become the property of the farmer over duced under _ sculptural _ inspiration

=| | whose farm they were trespassing. issuing from Egypt. Others, again,
=e | Naturally enough, I have not seen a deprecate the tendency to explain relics

: | “nomoli” thus captured, but the natives, of pre-existing artistic activity in savage

=| | with their credulous minds, relate such Africa by reference to Egypt. While

S| captures. Such behaviour on the part some of the carvings are clumsy and
2 | of “nomolisia” is the proof a Mendi- badly executed, others undoubtedly have

pe man adduces to show these images are a real vein of art in them; but there is
not simply man-made, but areconnected not much, if anything, to suggest

ey with the invisible world. external influence, and there is more
One morning, a mission boy reported likelihood that they are the products of

=| to me that during the night one of these a lost local and indigenous art. Re-
images, which [I had been fortunate membering the tribal migrations, and

& | enough to secure, came out of my sara- the wars of extermination which have
: toga trunk, and. wakened him by _ been going on for many centuries, it is
| : gupping his arm, and thus severely not surprising that the art has not sur-

rightening him. That was during my vived to the present day, and that the

first tour in Mendi, but, even to-day, Mendies have no explanation of the
after being repeatedly told they cannot images. It is true that the Mendies
- a move of themselves, the boy believes his have still considerable skill in producing

Ea own story, not mine. This serves to wooden images, but neither their oral
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traditions, nor their present-artistic skill _tianity, these farm gods are losing their
suggest that they ever worked in stone. hold on Mendi minds. Many are the
While the Mendies as a whole still superstitions that still bind the Mendi
regard these images with superstitious to the lower life, and any evidence of
awe, signs are not wanting that through their being broken is to be welcomed’
the opening up of the Mendi country to if it but lead them to Him “Who is the:
commerce and civilization and Chris- Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Se Se Sse
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Bible Christian By
M e e Cc. STEDEFORD,

1 SSI Of) S ® Secretary.

HE origin of the Bible Christian was opening the way to China. This
China Mission may be traced to conviction deepened during the year,
the influence of the great apostle and was fully confirmed at the following

of the Chinese Empire, the Rev. J. Conference, which will be ever memor-
Hudson Taylor. In response to an in- able on account of the powerful in-
vitation he attended the Conference of fluence which swayed the Assembly
1884, and spoke on the needs and claims when it was decided to open a mission
of China. His words produced a pro- in China and two young ministers (the
found impression, and one young minis- Revs. T. G. Vanstone and S. T. Thorne)
ter (the Rev. T. G. Vanstone) was were set apart as the first missionaries.
moved to offer himself for the work. It In a few minutes the sum of £700 was :
: was evident that the Providence of God contributed, and everyone recognized)
SO BE ss ae aa ee eee ge ees os ee
ee Ns eee NT ise nS enc gn Nw oe ee
Pte RCRA aM RAC Sa Se ee ees ge Rea
a i Pe SR ted U Maina Coe CE gts os LE oy
aM a eas He ar oA Sy can UN apidlia e tsameiePay hnc
ae SR i i oplamie camel he gle rast thers "ss ata PRG penetrate OMS Re a asians
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Be fe Pr Tee ea hates str gees Re RF ‘og Rtas og :
Se ae 1 eS Se Oe BS Is
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Ses Nae Py Saye id
Rey. S. T. Thorne, (Died 7897.) Mrs. Thorne.
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| that the seal of Divine favour rested reach Yunnan Fu, their destination,
i | upon the great undertaking. until July oth, 1886. These two breth-
Se | At that time, the province of Yunnan, ren toiled with wonderful devotion and
ie | in the south-west of China, was one of heroism amid darkness which had_ not
3 the least known and most destitute of been relieved by a single gleam of
el all the provinces in China, and, conse- Gospel truth.
a quently, it was decided to establish the In 1887 they were strengthened by
=|
A ae ee ee
Bee fe Se ae
a | Soe eee : Bt : Meee $
es we ee ise. : i et ‘ es
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; | Peer ume eet Ree es ee) Spee :
ll: joo ete lc (i‘“‘(‘“‘“‘ir‘r Cl
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| eee a eee i siesta PSs See SN
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| a a : oe . ei ae Rigi a
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| | ee ee ee eer ee
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bs : Francis John Dymond and Samuel Pollard, in 1887.
ee |
ee | Bible Christian Mission in that region. the arrival of two young men, Samuel
e Situated nearly 2,000 miles from Shang- Pollard and Francis John Dymond (sons
a | hai, it was very difficult to reach, be- of two most respected ministers), who
ie cause of the perilous rapids which have _ were destined by their gifts and conse-
et | to be passed in the river journey. cration, and by long and faithful ser-
Ba | Messrs. Vanstone and Thorne sailed on vice, to take a most prominent part in
ee | November 4th, 1885; but they did not the development of the mission. Upon
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their arrival another station was opened and Miss Dunn sailed from England. In
at Chao Tong, a busy and prosperous 1895 the Rev. Dr. L. Savin, who had
town in the north-west corner of the been five years under medical training,
province, which has since become the was ready to enter the field, and in the
chief centre of missionary operations. same year the Rev. C. E. Hicks was
The work consisted entirely of sent out. In the following year the Rev.
preaching in the streets and market- W. A. Grist and Miss Howe still further
places, holding services in the chapels, increased the staff, and Miss Bish left
and meeting inquirers in the guest halls. Victoria for Yunnan in 1897.
Long preaching tours were often under- With these additions to the staff it
taken, and in this manner hundreds of was again possible to open the capital
villages were visited and the Gospel of the province, Yunnan Fu, and that
disseminated by means of the printed sphere was entrusted to Mr. and Mrs.
page as well as the spoken word. In Piper, with the assistance of Mrs.
one of these tours, one of the Thorne, the widow of the pioneer mis-
pioneers (Mr. Thorne) was stricken with sionary. They were succeeded in this
fever. He hastened home vith all city by Dr. and Mrs. Savin in 1808.
speed, but his constitution, overtaxed by
arduous toil and many privations, could
not survive the struggle with the
disease. He spent his last few days in
earnestly exhorting the Chinese around i
him to put their trust in Jesus. His ee
last audible prayer was, “ Lord, butter a
our lips; make us glib to preach Thy ae aca — a
Word, and tell of Thy goodness.” He _ a a a
passed away September 23rd, 1891. ee
His pioneer colleague (the Rev. T. G. —_—_
Vanstone) was not permitted to remain ee
long after him. He was compelled to Be ee
return to England in 1892, on account a Gen base .
of broken health. After a period of PEE ae.
rest he was eager to return, and was SS rere
willing to do so at whatever risks; but _ a ee
medical opinion was decisive against it, ae oe he .
and after four years in one of the home e
orcas he was called to his reward in
1808.
In the meantime another life was laid Deans
‘down for China—that of the Rev. J. :
‘Carter, who, with the Rev. W. Trem- The work on all three stations was
‘berth, left these shores in 1890. While very successfully maintained, and many
at the training home at Ganking Mr. persons became eager listeners to the
‘Carter was seized with fatal illness. In truth; but only few, comparatively,
his last letter, written a few days before were ready to avow their faith by
‘his death, he said: “If I hada thousand baptism. By their kindness, gentle-
lives to give I would offer them all to ness, and sympathy, the lady mis-
‘be spent in such a noble work.” sionaries gained a great influence over
The loss of labourers compelled the many of the women around them, and a
‘nissionaries to retire from Yunnan Fu good work was carried on among _ the
in 1892, and to concentrate upon Chao children in the Sunday Schools. Edu-
‘Tong and Tong Chuan. cational work was commenced by open-
But God was preparing reinforce- ing a day school especially for the
‘ments. The Bible Christian Mission in children of inquirers. 3
‘New Zealand sent Miss Cannon in 1892, The work was seriously interrupted
end the Bible Christian Church in South by the Boxer rising in 1900. _ Dr. and
Australia sent the Rev. E. J. Piper in Mrs. Savin and Mr. and Mrs. Dymond,
u 893, and in the same year Miss Baiey who were stationed at Yunnan Fu, were
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Chinese Anti-Opium Edict

| the greatest sufferers, but, happily, they depart? Depart they must, and the
all escaped with their lives The riot ghastly arithmetic startles us, as we

occurred on June 10th, 1900. The two estimate that thirty-three thousand of

houses occupied by the missionaries them die every day. We pale and
were destroyed by the mob, and the shudder at the thought. And yet they
contents were looted. The missionaries, stay not. :
= with their children, were taken into the Take your Bible and count every
| city Yamen, and given shelter from the letter in every word from Genesis to
| rioters until it was deemed safe to re- Revelation, not once but eighty times
move them to the China Inland Mission over, and you will have counted the
| House. Here they remained, homeless living millions of that empire.
and bereft of all their possessions, until What will you do to save them?
July 18th. - An official escort was pro- —F rom“ Woman's Evangel.”

4 vided to accompany them to the coast, :
and they arrived at Hong Kong four &

4 weeks later. At Chao Tong, also, the =

Fl disturbances were so threatening that Chinese Anti-

1 | Mr. and Mrs. Pollard, with the other e ‘ %
ih. missionaries of that station, were com- Opium Edict.
| pelled to retire to the coast. But Mr. fated Sopteciher wih hd eisioted

a | and Mrs. Grist and Mr. Hicks, at Tong from the ‘* Pekin and Tientsin Times”’
Chuan, decided not to leave their sta- of September 22nd, 1906.
tion. They passed through some days Imperial Decree. Sanctioned by the
| and nights of terrible anxiety because Emperor, Empress Dowager, and
| of the mob sine surrounded the Government of China.
=| remises ; but they were mercifully pre- ,, :

4 carved from all ae and the ae INCE the days when opium was
passed. Some of the missionaries con- first permitted, the poison has
| tinued their journey to England for spread all over the country,
furlough, which was due, and the others, 2d opium smokers waste their time,
after a period of rest at Shanghai, re- and neglect their duty; in fact,
turned to their respective stations. their physical strength is exhausted

ES After this second interruption of the and they bring ruin on their families.

| work in the capital it has not yet been For several tens of years now the

a | resumed, and the two centres of opera- People of Chima have been gradually

ee | tions are Chao Tong and Tong Chuan. 8t!0Wing poorer and weaker day by day,
| | At these places the twenty years of de- nd this is due entirely to the vicious
tl voted labour are bearing fruit. The and disgusting habit of opium smoking.

=| missionaries are held in great esteem he Throne is now anxiously consider-
| and enjoy ‘the confidence of the authori- 1g how the nation may be made strong
ties: (Le vecontinusae) and prosperous, and efforts are being

4 made to introduce many reforms. Warn-

| &® ing must therefore be given to all the

| Pepple ae Byer one siust aesist to get
° ° rid of the evil of this terrible practice

4 | Startling Facts about China. so that all may enjoy fonewed Healy
= | NE-THIRD of the human race and strength and prosperity. Let the
Ci ivees nie Ghia: poison of foreign and native opium be

| Every third person who lives done away with within the period of
and breathes upon this earth is a ten years, and let the Council of

| Chinese ; every third child born into the Government Reforms draw up regula-
world looks into the face of a Chinese tions whereby the people may be pre-
mother; every third pair given in mar- vented, not only from smoking but

: | riage plight their troth in Chinese; from planting the poppy plant. Let
every third weeping orphan, and every these regulations be submitted to the
A third widow is in China; every third Throne as soon as they are prepared,

- person who comes to die is Chinese. that they may be approved.”

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Secretary’s Notes.
THE In the first place, and with “At heart there was no subject that
NEW YEAR. very great heartiness, we had for him so great a fascination as
hasten to wish all our readers and Christian missions and Christian mis-
friends a very “Happy New Year.” sionaries. Our Connexional missions
The new year, like all the past had two great departments: the Home
years, is sure to have its light and and the Foreign. In the Home depart-
shade, and, may be, some deep, dark ment two problems had been facing our
shadows, but on life’s path and over Churches in late years: the impoverish-
every set of circumstances, and down . ment of our village causes owing to the
deep in the heart of all, may the great migration into our large towns and
truth of Holy Scripture shine with a cities, and the stranding of our central
clearness and distinctness which nothing town and city Churches by the move-
can obscure: ment of the population towards the
“For the Lord God is a sun and suburbs. This twofold movement had
shield: The Lord will give grace and ]gid a strain on our mission fund, which
glory: No good thing will He withhold aq not been adequately met.”
from them that walk uprightly.” : ar Sees Bene
. Dealing with our foreign missions,
& Mr. Hardy contended that, as a Denom-
Dr. Henry Van Dyke says ination, we had played a noble part.
missionary Of the great missionary Still we needed to do more, else we
MOTTO movement: “ The mission- should have to retrench, and retrench-
FoR Wier. ary enterprise is not the ment wasa positive lowering of the flag
Church’s afterthought. It before the world, and could not be
is Christ’s forethought. . . . Christ thought of without shame and pain. It
has put it into the very heart of was forcibly urged that we can and
the Gospel.” Yes, it is “Christ’s ought to at least reach the ideal so often
forethought "—“ Who for the joy that enforced by the Foreign Secretary, of
was set before Him, endured the cross, a penny per week per member in our
despising the shame.” . . . “Many Churches. We ought to give to the
"shall come from the East and the West, point of self-sacrifice. Were this done
and shall sit down with Abraham, and we should more than double the highest
Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of yet reached in our missionary income.
Heaven.” Let us so think, and act, and It is a broad and sane imperialism which
pray, that when the time comes to go urges that the state of civilization to-
in to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, day accentuates the need for mission-
we may be found worthy, having on the ary operations.
garment of Christian service. @ &B
& & ® TWO NEW As aresult of Mr. Hardy’s
A NOTABL Our honoured friend, Mr. Points oF address, the Nottingham
Ei DEPARTURE. 7:24. .
MISSIONARY WV. Hardy, J.P., Codnor, District decided on two
UTTERANCE. : : :
holds this year the posi- new points of departure: (1) A resolu-
tion of chairman of the Nottingham tion was adopted pledging each minister
District. For the subject of his in the District to give one Sunday in
autumnal chairman’s address he selected each year to definite missionary service,
“A Plea for our Connexional Missions.” and the District meeting to making such
For a fuller report of address we must arrangements as might be able, to
refer our readers to the “Free Method- make the missionary anniversaries in all
ist” of November Ist, 1906. There are the circuits more effective, both finan-
a few sentences, however, which we feel cially and spiritually. (2) That the
it a pleasure to quote, and to ask the appeal for the London Chairman’s List
readers of the MISSIONARY ECHO to should be taken up by the District.
give them a prayerful consideration. This it was argued, and rightly, would
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al cause emulation among the Districts of I feel it to be my little share in doing
the Connexion. wee: on for ae Z Eeee sees
| . . tis not my intention to give it up;
To call attention to, and emphasize, indeed, phope to do just a little better
what can be done in this direction, if “next year; and when I start working
| only someone will undertake the work, (1) fo hard over my subscribers to my
| We -BWer list of subscriptions secured cicter, who this year has herself col-
for last year’s Chairman’s List by Mr. jected £2 10s. Father says, ‘That for
William Bancroft, J.P., Nottingham. We over thirty years some member of our
| heartily thank our friend for what he family has been a missionary collector,
did, and did with such splendid cheer- and we must have collected over £150.
fulness, and ask other busy and earnest You see, sir, I have a reputation to keep
5 men in all our Districts and large towns up.”
to follow Mr. Bancroft’s noble example. Is not that a splendid family tradi-
| tion? Does not the whole secret lie
e MR. BANCROFT'S LIST. there? Family sentiment, family
(ALL IN NOTTINGHAM.) example, family encouragement. Would
1 £s.d. it not be making a good start in the
Mr. W. Bancroft ... os ee «=» 4 4 0 New Year if parents would encourage ‘
es Benger so ee ee ee fh 4 0 Some one member of their family to
| iss Nellie Bancroft... sa ee O sucks
Mr. Ernest Bancroft ate St See eal O take up the work of missionary collect-
Miss Connie Bancroft ... ... ... 1 1 0 ing, and thus prepare the way for this
| Miss Leah Bancroft aes aes .. 1 10 branch of Christian service to be
wus Le eo so = (+; E10 0 handed on from generation to genera-
| Mr. S. Bullivant .. 2. 1. 11-1 1 0 tion? Not only would it be a noble
5 | Mrs Me hoxes i 0 thine im. itself,but it would: also | Mr. S. Goodacre ... .. .«. «=. 1 1 0 bright memory in the later years of life.
Mey, Godtiey Gregory + te : i In many instances it would lead to the
| Moe oe tmiesion field ~ itself. “What ereater
| Mr. J. Lewin ao )~=6hhonour could come to any family than
Eel rae I. ge) ae ee : : 6 this: to have a son or daughter on the
| ev. O. arpley (the late as Bec iSS1
Mr. W. Start... ee ty mission telde
Tielegindley.--cse ee e 010-6 & & &
a | Mr. D. Straw y 303 oe te .. 010 0 © : S re
Ba | Mr, R. Bailey .. ... s. ... 0 5 0, New sus- The diffusion of' mission-
A Me Ee Brettle ... aoe ee .. 0 5 0 SCRIBERS. ary information would not
wy, Geee tee So ee only: be ac elp “tothe “missionary.
MSW oH Smith 6 ee causes itself, but. would-be: the cause
A Mr: T. G: Rolfe... =. es OG) SCOF =«Cdefinite spiritual quickening and
I Collected on Tennis Court .. .. 212 6 enlargement. The late Dean Vaughan
| £20 18 6 said: “Know and you will feel;
ae | ee ~SClkknow and you will pray; know
B and you will help.” During the past
year aie letters we Hale eae on
| a When attending mission- Many arections, we have been deeply
| OUR YouNG ary services in a large town pute ee : ee we. ance : @) Oe
| Se ee 8 ee Weel 280, we wets Fics toad ceealenly the Mission
| ee ee young inend who had col- ary ECHO; (8) The gieat need there
= aoe ober eturmine Dome” is-for the diffusion of — missionary.
we wrote him, expressing our warm jn¢ormation
appreciation of his very noble ser- : :
vices. In reply, our young friend eS
| wrote a delightful letter. We give a Will every one of our
quotation therefrom. “I have over Appeal ministerial brethren make
sixty subscribers, who pay me weekly TOOUR
zi in pennies and halfpennies. Though it “attention to our MISSION-
Eo takes up a good deal of my spare time, ARY ECHO and our missionary work on
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Folding ;
the first and second -Sundays in the (3) Should a Sunday School win the |
New Year? To do this will be helpful, right to hold the umbrella for a second
and a source of blessing to all! term of five years it shall become the
property of the said school.

If any further particulars are needed,
ec “Tn China the most hon- Please write the Foreign Missionary
MISSIONARY ourable presentation of a Secretary, 4. Newton Grove, Leeds.
MYRIAD public character is what
CRUBELLAD they call a ‘myriad name ae eee ce Tae
FOR COM- umbrella.” It is really a : EL! Pee 4 RLS
PETITION IN complimentary banner in See Ga %
OUR SUNDAY the form of an umbrella Be feeee ese as) 3) BS ane eee
Score: fixed on a long bamboo aor oa a eb Ge:
pole. The umbrella is draped with oe ee ee A
curtains of scarlet satin upon which He a) Sea aed eer |
are written, in letters of gold, the ] Be ar oh fi
names of those who have made ees: \ BS ey oe " -
the presentation. It is also decorated | — | & (a ¥ oe
with embroidered figures and sashes, | (@aimmey (e;(e mea) Gaels
and surmounted by a white metal orna- a | eee ae ae BS aly
ment. “GPs aees® 7e2Ge |

“Usually only magistrates, prefects, ae : Peas 4 ca #
and high officials receive these distin- | | ot Vee Ge a hee. a eeee ae
guished gifts. But our Chinese Chris- ae W 4
tians, wishing to show their gratitude | (eee Beams ve ea Reaat -
and affection to the missionaries, have |p (4 paaaey A ; | ee ee
contributed their gifts in the form of | gee i ee hea ee | :
‘myriad name pmibreliae? sd Te Fe ie bi 7K

“They are rare curiosities in this |A (Ae em \t eM frase &!
country, and we are glad to be able to ei Wee ca Pines i oy |

. “AT GUESS BRS 2 ic Sec cece | a wl ‘
offer one as a prize to our Sunday BT) aay At oN Oa ae
Schools.” AE ay 3 cy Ny Hy ie

The above is the Rev. G. W. Shep- | S cakmmumiiiiiiieiees (0590) Gee
pard’s description of this wonderful |_agieeeemene 3 a a
Chinese “Complimentary Banner.” He |i | SMe
has placed one, we are pleased to say, 7,. myriad NamewUmbrelia
at our disposal, and we propose to use : Be se
it as follows:

: (1) To offer it to the Sunday School FOLDING.
| which shall raise the highest sum of eee
money, in proportion to its numbers, for YES, He said, “ Feed My lambs,” those
any one year, for the Mission Fund, the He sought when He died,
minimum amount to be £50. So the Shepherd will count them at

(2) The school winning the umbrella evening tide.
in this way shall hold it for a year. If Some are thirsty, some lame, I may help:
the same school shall raise the highest Hoe thy ‘
amount as set forth in No. 1 for three But I’m puzzled to know just how many
consecutive years, and shall not raise go by.
less in the three years than £125, that : : Bioce
school shall have the privilege of hold- Does it matter? He knows if His vigil
ing the “umbrella of honour” for five I share. Se
years. Then the “umbrella of honour” Few remain within reach, and the whole
shall be open to competition again, and are His care.
the school holding it for five years shall Some I gather, I name; there came
not be eligible to compete for it again others beside,
for five years. Tis the Shepherd must count them at

*See 1906, p. 104, for account of one given to Miss eS tide. .

Abercrombie.—-Editors. EL. SIE.
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| ©ur Missionary Emblem.
: HE story of this is interesting. lantern slides, and the Rev. Alfred
: T The idea occurred to Mr. French Soothill, B.A., and afterwards the Rev.
j through the consideration of the F. Galpin, have given lectures accom-
fact that trade societies and friendly panying them in the Gloucester Street
| ‘societies had their emblems; and at Circuit.
great outlay of time and skill he pre- Mr. French sends a full and accurate
pared a missionary emblem. He got description of the picture, but, really,
‘the pictures chiefly out of the MISSION- it is needless to have this printed, as it
| ARY ECHO, the volumes of which he — speaks for itself. China, Jamaica, East
thas for the last twelve years. Mr. and West Africa, are all included, and
French testifies that he has received a_ the scenes are familiar to our readers.
| great deal of help and inspiration from We thank our friend most heartily for
| the perusal of the ECHO during these placing the original at our disposal. It
years, which fact will be cheering to has been returned to him, and in
| the Rev. J. Kirsop in his retirement. acknowledging its receipt, he says he
Bs “The pictures contained in the emblem, is pushing the sale of the ECHO for
| cand many others, he has made into 1907.
i: So Se Se
| How to Deepen Missionary FIRST PRIZE ESSAY.
Enthusiasm in Our Churches. By C. D. ALDIS.
lil : T the outset we take it for granted giving. Even if only one Sunday an-
4 that every Church recognizes in nually can be devoted to specially con-
= | : some way that we have a Mis- sider mission work, let it be a red-letter
-sionary Society, that over the seas are day, advertised early and widely; get
| men and women who, while grappling the best speakers for the week-night
with the forces of heathenism in the meetings, as well as special preachers on
E strength of their God, are looking tothe Sunday, if possible.
ae nee e ens ee ei Hold a missionary service monthly in
ee | ee oe oe the schools, and make them bright and
Bal | prayers, but with what should be the. fcreats atthe chee h
= | inevitable consequences of prayer— 1" bee ee . aS © a ow ‘i ay
ea | gifts—tangible proofs of. interest in **. ee One; ead Se ee
| their work. with their pence an ! prayers.
= |i Yet, I am afraid, in many Churches Have a strong missionary committee
| | -and circuits, beyond having an annual that shall keep in touch with at least
| Missionary Sunday, little or nothing is one.of our missionaries, report his pro-
a -done to send the Gospel to the “regions gress, and regularly pray for him. See ~
=| beyond.” that boxes are well distributed, and
| How are we to inspire the Churches periodically emptied. Let the library
a -with such a zeal for the Christless mil- contain some of the best missionary bio-
+ lions of the world, that they shall feel graphies and narratives, old and new, |
| it a vital necessity to be always abound- and recommend them to the scholars. -
: | ing in this branch of the Lord’s work? Every C.E. society should have its mis-
| An enthusiasm for the Kingdom abroad — sionary committee, each member taking
es always deepens the life of the Church a box, and frequent meetings should be
a at home, and by sowing plentifully in| arranged to encourage every En- |
ze ‘the far-off field, she reaps bountifully at | deavourer to do his or her part for Christ
‘the “home farm.” Every member, and the Church across the water. By
| every child in the schools, should do adopting some or all of these methods
Lf something. every Church will be a living link in a
Amid his many duties, each minister chain of love that shall compass the
= should continually bring before his earth, and bind many a willing captive
| people the work in other lands, and ask to the chariot wheels of the all-conquer-
a their regular prayers and systematic ing Christ, our greatest Missionary.
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Echoes from By
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Other Fields. THE EDITORS. ;
THE CONGO HORRORS. Se == ——
ELDOM have more pitiful echoes i259 ee
S$ reached the ears of Christendom |} - SA ee ee a ee :
than those that come from the ea eee a
Congo. The Spanish Conquests in eg eee ee
America may furnish stories as horrible Se ge oo
as those found in the story of the >. os ge ue
Belgian administration of the Congo See
State. Severer criticism we cannot pass. Site. gaa se
King Leopold, who is chiefly, if not a ee eS NY ii a ..,
wholly, responsible for the cruelties Pp ] 3 ae | aaa! aah
recounted in “Red Rubber,’* will rank |, 3 ear. S| ae i, eee tie Be
as one of the most contemptible and (pga, agmrag = (alam | ee ee
hateful figures in history; and future i cay \ lier ; Se ee ie
generations will find it difficult to believe [RR@ | (|e Bee ae
that such a monstrous specimen of |pM@emy (| ae. ef fas 4
humanity could be tolerated by the Po "@i (3 (i, #2 | ee 7
twentieth century sentiment of Europe. |) fai 7 Sree
The writer has stated his case with |: [ier 9) seet@) -ge—
painful clearness (though all could not | = ORCA Sr)
be printed), and we must marvel at the |aaaeeâ„¢ as 7} MOE caus gas 7 eee oe
moderation of his language. From the | = (eae? 7 See oer
founding of the Congo Free State, by |igeasm ea
the consent of Europe, to the latest : bs
chapter of cruel extortion at the behest [Rae = i
of Leopold, the story is told in words [Ee i
that burn into brain and heart. We E a ee Ree
urge our readers to procure the book, ? |WNEss eg esc) 00: Pe a A
and see what things can be done ina ~—_ es
tropical country when the lust for gold ffonsicr types. Pee ee ee
is unchecked by Christian principles. (Lent by “The Foreign Field.”)
The pictorial cover is furnished by
Sir F. C. Gould; we wish that Watts’s fanatic, the lad’s injuries proving fatal.”
design of “Mammon” could also have Truly, Afghanistan might be thousands
been reproduced. of miles from civilization, for prejudice
Be @ is eqs to distance. The working of
the Afghan mind can be traced in this
AFGHANISTAN. story: “An Afghan potentate was
It is only occasionally that we have invited to be present at the official open-
our attention drawn to the outposts of ing of the tunnel. His reply was to this
empire; and an article in “The effect: ‘If your best friend has been
Foreign Field,” onthe Afghan Frontier, killed by the bullet of an enemy, is it
brings back to our thoughts the diff- a compliment for that enemy to ask vou
culties and dangers that ever attend to see the hole that the bullet has
pioneer work. Nor are Christian mis- made?’”
sionaries the only ones to suffer. “It is
not long ago that the entire staff of a
lonely station were murdered, and the =p BOLUAE INDIA
bodies found, laid out on the platform, The “ Chronicle” of the London Mis-
when the next train arrived. More sionary Society has often contained
recently, a young English soldier, learn- articles of special value; but it is a
ing the duties of railway guard, was great while since anything has appeared
stabbed on the Mach platform by a more instructive than a picture from
Spee is Tee Ua ee actual india. Under the title “ Ethically
ge 6d. (cloth), Eee : Se Weak,” is recounted a story of native
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: Echoes from Other Fields
injustice, which must seem almost im- Mohammedan traders; so that our
| possible to English minds. For the loss C.ML.S. friends are none too soon. May
| of six rupees, an innocent man is beaten God prosper their efforts! '
ss to death by native officials, and the body : :
| is speedily burned. Ultimately the & &
| matter comes to the ears of the mission- INDIAN MUSIC.
ary, who tries to secure justice: but An unusually interesting article ap-
=| subtle threats and bribes—and official pears in the “ Missionary Herald,’ by
S inertia—block the way, and one more the Rev. Leonard Tucker, M.A, on
| victim is unavenged. The district in- “Indian Music.” Starting with the
spector seems to be worthy of a post on statement “that no race of men, how-
| the Congo, for he could adequately ever barbarian, but has its musicians and
| carry out the mandates of the “Sultan” its songs,” the writer says many shrewd
of Belgium. and wise things concerning the moral
Z| influence of Indian music. “An Indian
el choir sings ever in unison. I remember
/ : A DEFICIT, BUT NEW WORK. playing an ordinary four-part hymn
E In spite of an accumulated deficit of tune on the piano at an Indian mission
£59,000, the Church Missionary Society house in the presence of some Hindu
Ba is undertaking new work. In the cur- ‘Students. They listened with grave
| rent issue of “The Gleaner,” the Rev. politeness; then one said, ‘The sahib
| W. P. Low tells of the lately-started â„¢akes good music, but why does he
| enterprise among the Gwaris. These play four tunes at the same time?
i || people occupy the Zaria province of It is a surprise to find that the influence
th Northern Nigeria, and appear to be of music Over Indians can be described
4 typical West Africans; somewhat ner- 1 Scott's words :
is vous of white men, superstitious and It burns, it maddens, it constrains.
| | given to a form of ancestor worship. “As the song proceeds . . . the
| Work has been commenced in Kuta, a dark eyes flash, the lithe figures rock,
| town of 12,000 inhabitants; really it is and the whole company is swayed by
a series of villages built on the summit the music like a cornfield bending to the
4 and sides of a hill. Round this hill a wind. I have watched at midnight a
wall, five miles in extent, has been built, company of some 200 trained musicians
| and there are seven gateways through thus leading as in leash a vast and
ea | which many trading caravans pass en furious crowd. Thank God, that this
es | route to the regions beyond. The local same mighty power of music can be,
z | trade in corn, cotton, tobacco, iron and and is being used as an instrument for
{| skins, has attracted a number of good.”
0 a @ ®@ eS ~~. & =
| | [ 12 1) : al ie, aay ae 2
4 a ee aa 1 Re Es a Fe
. Ce ta (EaN aA A Pe
[ pg | oa Cee (ae.
a a ee HM PTR OI | fe aN pee fest [} if
gs sa Ben Ween 6 apd! EN ee é ae a
| ie “y +45 3 * 3 Mtge | f i 4 am E | ae is ig aed ea ms ae (SS af -
a pe: ' % a” ss Tf Oss & r peace tat gta ae ee 3
| | Cae es Bh geal “See ‘exe 4
4 nth i
; | Indian Drummers. [Lent by ‘‘ The Missionary Herald.” e an se)
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M e @ e t
issions in the a
Id JOHN CUTTELL.
Western World.
N articles that have already appeared the pioneer Christian missionaries, that
| in the MISSIONARY EcHo,* | drew an after-governor of Jamaica, pointing
attention to the present condition to a certain plantation which had yielded
of Christian Missions in the Eastern a great spiritual harvest, said, “ That is
Hemisphere of the world. In this our security now in this island. By that
article—as an addendum and com- influence we are enabled to sleep
plement to those that have already ap- soundly.” Could there be a clearer
peared—it is proposed to direct atten- testimony than this to the value of
tion to the condition of missions in the missions?
Western Hemisphere. And as we have As to the present religious condition
limited space at disposal, we must, per- of the West Indies, as the result of later
force, be content with the briefest refer- Christian missions, perhaps the largest
ences to the three remaining fields of share must be credited to the Wesleyan
missionary labour we proposed to Methodist Missionary Society, if numer-
include in our world-wide survey of ical statistics are to be taken as the
foreign missions. These are the West criterion. Their sphere of missionary
Indies, the American Indians, and the operations in that part of the world
island of Labrador. includes Jamaica, the Bahamas, Hon-
duras, Hayti, Panama, Antigua, St.
WEST INDIES. Kitts, St. Vincent, Barbadoes, Trinidad, i
Mr. Froude once wrote: “If ever the and British Guiana. The present condi-
naval exploits of this country are done tion of this wide sphere of Wesleyan
into an epic poem—and, since the evangelistic effort in the Western world
“Tliad,” there has been no subject better is as follows: Full members, 49,130; on
fitted for such treatment, or deserving trial, 3,808; mative adherents under
it—the West Indies will be the scene of instruction, about 50,000; missionaries
the most brilliant cantos.? And we and native ministers, 111; paid agents,
venture to add that even more lustrous 530; unpaid helpers, 3,853; scholars,
than those brilliant cantos would be the 36,000. “There are” says the Report,
rehearsal of the story of the patient and “including members, about 350,000 per-
persistent efforts of Christian mission- sons under Christian instruction”; that
aries to evangelize the group of islands is, in the whole of the Western Hemi-
now known as the West Indies. sphere. The Baptists also have mission
Perhaps one of the greatest difficulties stations on several of the West India
with which the early missionaries had to islands; and we, as Methodist Free
grapple arose from the withering pre- Churches, are contributing our quota of
sence of slavery. As Montgomery Mar- 3,074 members in the island of Jamaica,
tin has so eloquently said: “Slavery, towards swelling the numerical and
both Indian and negro, that blighting spiritual harvest that has been reaped
upas, has been the curse of the West for Christ in those magnificent islands
Indies; it has accompanied the white that gem the Western seas.
colonist, whether Spanish, French, or AMERICAN INDIANS.
British, in his progress, tainting like a The present condition of the American
plague every incipient association, and {[ndians—especially that of the Red
blasting the efforts of man, however [ndians of North America—is, it need
Giewely well-disposed, by its demon- hardly be said, of a very different kind
ee Bares lee ae Geeta Ee from what it was a century ago when,
ree Wate ane oe aa according to the poetic description,
desolate aati nee an il had ne wild in_ the woods the noble savage
initial lini i ti ie gOCE LCE alan. The romantic glamour with
initial evangelizing work been done by which they were formerly enveloped—
Pog ae OO det spear, tomahawk, wampum-belt, eagle-
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| feathers, scalping-knife, moccasins, and and habits of civilized people. The
a all—has, to a great extent, vanished village and the town have taken the :
4 away. Christianity has been the civilizer place of the nomadic habits and lack of
_ as well as the evangelizer of the Indian agricultural industries, which character-
| tribes ; the result being that large tribes, ized their former uncivilized condition. .
| such as the Choctaws, Cherokees, and “How many centuries have yet to
| 7. L277
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fe 255, CORE th vey, say S a ne ea
| a ee a 3: = ae ere ee ae se eae \c. ,
i Sie peepee ee EB aS COP IAIOHT 1889,
e aa cee eee ROBERT BOWES SOUS.
‘| Egerton Young among the Cree and Salteaux Indians. [By permission of
o | “* We then exchanged our black clothes for our leather suits.” Wesleyan Book Room.
Be il Moncey Indians, have not only re- elapse, we wonder,” asked the editor of
nounced heathenism, with its conjuration a Canadian newspaper recently, in re-
and evil spirits, its polygamy and in- butting the erroneous teaching of a cer-
ea fanticide, its murderings and plunder- tain English journal respecting the pre-
ee fil ings, its perpetual tribal feuds and fight- sent condition of the. North American
ail ings, but have settled down to the ways Indians, “before the average English-
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me
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man will believe that nowhere in this in its better known neighbouring mis-
country, save in exhibitions and shows, _ sion field of Greenland.
and upon gala days on the reservations, The island of Labrador to-day pre-
can Indians be seen in their native sents a vivid contrast to what it did
costumes ; that many of them are aS_ when the first missionary, John Chris-
civilized as he is, and dressed in much tian Erhardt, stepped upon its gloomy
the same way; and that only a small and inhospitable shore, and was shortly
remnant of them are any longer after murdered by its savage, uncivilized
nomadic and roam the plains and population; or when the sailors on
woods ? board one of the Hudson Bay Com-
The fact is that, as just stated, on the pany’s vessels, remembering the fate of
Indian reservations, towns and villages Erhardt and his party, determined not
have arisen, with their central objects, to risk their lives by carrying Jens
the school, the church, and the town Haven, Erhardt’s successor, to the shore
hall. The simpler arts, and the more and leaving him upon it. Haven, how-
accessible comforts of civilization—an ever, was of a more heroic strain, and
infant literature, a written civil constitu- was determined to go among the party
tion, a regular system of judicature, a of gesticulating Eskimos lining the
legislative assembly, are found among _ shore. But before doing so, he knelt
these people on the borders of the far upon the deck and prayed: “I will go
Pacific, as well as on the shores of Lake to them in Thy Name, O Lord; if they
Superior, and the other great Canadian kill me, my work on earth is done; if
Jakes. And all this has been wrought, they spare me, I will believe firmly it
not by the influence of political states, is Thy will they should hear and receive
‘but primarily and principally by the the Gospel.” The event justified his
noble band of Christian missionaries faith; for instead of meeting with
who lived and laboured among them, Erhardt’s fate, the natives were so over-
and the uplifting influence of the awed by his courageous boldness that
‘believed and accepted Gospel which they listened with interest to what he
they proclaimed. It is to the faithful had to say to them, and even sang a
labours of such men as these, sent out song, and executed, in true heathen
from time to time by the American fashion, a mystic dance in his honour.
Board of Missions, the Methodist Epis- Eventually an opening was effected
copal Church of America, the English for the entrance of the transforming
Wesleyans, and several others, that the truth, and there as well as elsewhere,
reservations of the various tribes of “instead of the thorn came up the fir-
American Indians, are to-day dotted tree, and instead of the briar came up
with hundreds of Christian Churches, the myrtle-tree; and it will be to the
and containing many thousands of Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign
devout, God-fearing and consistent that shall not be cut off.” So great,
disciples of Jesus Christ. indeed, is the contrast between the
ace a eae present and the early past of the
Di eae BOS attempted Christianization of the
The story of mission work on “Green- Eskimos of Labrador, in civilization,
land’s icy mountains” is as familiar as morality, Christian character and virtue,
“household words.” That on the island that in speaking of it the editor of the
of Labrador—which lies on the north- “Conquests of the Cross,” says: “At
east coast of the North American con- the present day, Labrador, ‘the land
tinent, and is therefore geographically which cannot be built upon,’ and upon
gcges in the map of the Western whose coast the mariner once dreaded
pes eas nO a wet a to land for fear of the treacherous and
is ee sae res - Le ie tone 1 a bloodthirsty savages, is, to all intents
~whose mahabitants were as notorious for eG eae é es enna ai
cruelty, treachery, and blood-thirstiness, Te eee eee
as its soil was for its desolate sterility, “°°*
and its climate for the intensity of its Although our survey, in this and the
cold, were as marked and manifest as articles that have appeared in the
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| Literary Notices
a MISSIONARY ECHO, of the present con- an address on the “ Power of Progress,”
dition of foreign missions throughout at the Founder’s Day Celebration of
the world has been necessarily sketchy the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburg, that
and imperfect, yet it has been sufficient, “before the close of the present century
we think, to throw some light upon a_ English-speaking people will compose
question that is being asked with in- four-fifths of the human race.” Couple
creasing interest in the present day, with this the fact that there never was a
| viz.: What is to be the outcome of time when the Christian Church had set
3 foreign missions in this twentieth cen- before her so many open doors of
| tury? Is there any ground and warrant opportunity for preaching the Gospel
for the confident hope entertained by among the heathen as there are to-day
| many, that before its expiry, India, —that the missionary may practically go
China, Africa, and other portions of the where he will and deliver his message
4 missionary field may be as fully evan- without fear of molestation—and then
gelized, at any rate, as Great Britain say, whether the expectation, that by
| and other Protestant portions of Europe the end of the present century, “the
| and America? : knowledge of the Lord shall cover the
And we ask, why not? Surely the earth as the waters cover the face of
brief survey we have made of what has__ the great deep,” is the mere dream of a
been accomplished during the last cen- hot-brained enthusiast, or the sane and
LW] tury, contains in it the “promise and the well-grounded expectation of one who
1 | potency” of still greater things to be believes with Browning, that “God’s in
accomplished during the progress of the His heaven,” and therefore—as far as
i present one; especially if it prove true, wtzmaze issues are concerned—“all’s
as John Morley ventured to predict in right with the world”?
| Se So Jo
e °
| Literary Notices. ,
Outline Studies on Syria. By Annie E. of the fathers fall upon the children,
| Leslie, B.Litt. Demy 8vo. (Lon- and the blood of their fathers flows in
| don: Friends’ Foreign Mission their veins. But there is an -antidote.
| Association, 15 Devonshire Street, Be strong in will, and when the blood
\| E.C. Price 4d. net.) of your father urges you to sin, let the
In Miss Leslie’s “ Outline Studies on remembrance of your mother’s love
fA Syria,” information is given of much keep you from committing it.”
| wider interest than would be judged by The story runs on brightly, but it is
| the title. Intended as a handbook for not well told. Its phrasing is not careful
| those who wish to understand mission- (as the above quotation shows), and it
| ary work in that country, it contains too often descends to the trivial. Yet
: most informing detail of the land of the one weuld not be hypercritical, for there
4 Bible. We know of no small book is but a step between the ridiculous
4 which treats of so many things which and the sublime.
| | Bible students want to know. It is not a missionary book, and so it
| is not strictly in our province to.review
The Sins of the Fathers. By Julia it. Its tone is healthy; it moves
MacDonald. (Bombay: The Times steadily among phases of life and cha-
| Press. Price 3s. 6d.) racter; always shows that: “It’s wiser
This is a story of two generations of being good than bad,” and that vice
| bad men, and gathers round the _ is foolish, to say the least. It professes, :
=| younger. The keynote of the book we suppose, to be a study in heredity,
may be found in a paragraph on page but it leaves the third inheritor of the
Bi name just commencing his lifework.
| “You must never think of your We see how heredity worked itself out
| father, for he was no good. The sins in the son, but not whether the grand-
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Literary Notices
son was enabled, throughout the tempta- MJethodism in Central China. By Rev.
tions of life, to stifle the tendency to GA. ¢ Clayton, “\(C.o Kelly-
sin, or whether he had the father’s Price Is. net.)
tastes. As it is admitted that “a bad This little book is a history of the
inheritance may be modified and im- Wesleyan Methodist Mission in and
proved by a good environment,” * it may around the three great cities, Hankow,
be happily true that the third Dr. Bad- Hanyang, and Wuchang, which are
mane received the necessary modifica- situated on the banks of the “Yang-tze
tion from the influence of his mother. River, in the very centre of China.
Early removed from his father’s baneful The work was begun there by the
influence and example, he grew under Rev. Josiah Cox at the time of the Tai-
the tender hand of a woman of beauti- Ping Rebellion, in the early sixties of
ful spirit, and for this thought we the last century; so it is almost
thank our author. The influence of his contemporary with our own in Ningpo.
stepfather was also a factor in his de- The leaders of the rebellion were, at
velopment, but we must not reveal too first, disposed to appear friendly towards
much of the story; which will well re- Christianity, and there were hopes that,
pay perusal. It is true,as in the author’s as it seemed likely to succeed in over-
motto: throwing the reigning dynasty, it might
Our acts our angels are, for good or ill, hasten the evangelizing of the empire.
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still. These hopes, however, were © not
Ses realized. The rebel leaders invented a
William Morley Punshon, the Orator new religion of their own, and_the
of lA eee (“The Library of failure of their cause left the heathen-
Methodist Biography.”) C. H. ism of China as it was before, save that
Kelly. Price 1s. net. By Joseph the devastation they had made had done
Dawson. much to clear the way for the armies of
A sketch, both useful and eloquent, of = Christ.
a never-to-be-forgotten’ worthy. Mr. The story of the Wesleyan Mission
Dawson acknowledges his obligation to jin Central China gains a lustre from the
the official biography by the Rev. F. W. Jabours of the saintly David Hill, who
Macdonald, published nineteen years was one of its pioneers. We have here
ago, but at the same time he has 4 sketch of his first circuit, and some
revealed an independent mind, and in incidents which show again the noble
this monograph has rendered an excel- courage and devotion which he carried
lent service to the Methodist Church of jnto his work. We have also in this
England. By this we mean that narrative several instances of faithful
Methodists of all names will welcome and successful service rendered by
it; we wish the title were official and native evangelists in spreading the Gos-
denominative. But that is another pe] among their fellow countrymen.
story. The Morley Punshons and Peter The record of difficulties and disap-
Mackenzies belong to all the Churches, ointments, persecutions and perils, will
even beyond Methodism. It is refresh- give the reader some idea of the actual
ing to read again of the robust soul, Conditions of missionary life in the Far
the ‘suffering saint, and the eloquent fast; but, withal, he will see how sub-
divine. Mr. Kelly is to be con- ¢tantial is the progress which has been
gratulated on his “ Library of Methodist made. He will see also how important
Biography.” a part the spread of the written Word
From the same Book Room comes and of Christian literature has in “ pre-
The Class Leader's Companion, 1907. paring the way of the Lord...
This is compiled by the Rev. James To one familiar with the history of
Feather, and is in its second year. A our own missions in China there are
most helpful and handy volume, and many things in this book which remind
issued at the popular price of Is. net. him of what has been accomplished on
Tnvaluable for class leaders; and our own field. A story not less en-
ministers will also find it useful in the couraging and wonderful may be told of
visitation of the sick and aged. “Methodism in Chékiang,” and we hope
es eee Ee to have a book of this kind in our hands
* Rev, J. Truscott, February, 1906, p. 46. ere’ long. G. W. S.
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1 | 2
| The Wise So08
3 ‘ _ OUNG
| Missionary and the = vrertrs py
; PAGE.
| Foolish Man. LUCY I. TONGE.
| OU will remember that in Matthew The priest, and nine men who were
lv. we read that Satan took Jesus with him, would not let the missionary
| and put Him on the highest part make the trial, and owned that in that
of the Temple, and told Him to throw case the gods would not get the best
nH Himself down, and Jesus would not of it.
| tempt God, or do anything wrong or Another day, a Hindu again said to
| foolish to please Satan. this missionary, “Go to the top of the
j _ Once, two missionaries were travel- minaret* and jump down, and the
| ling in India, and one of them had the people will see the power of Christ. If
| same temptation offered to him. They Christ cannot take care of you, you had
: neue oe the oe where there were better not come and preach to us.”
ae ne A ie samons, = The missionary thought of the Lord
AW on their clothin They thad tu +b n Jesus oc bet, ond (how fe tad been
Hi ese el Beeson A Be tempted in the same way, and God
ait ore De oe. 3) = tateht: him what. to say to: this foolish
1 | Ht the winter they were warmly dressed, an -

4 and in the summer a man fanned them, oe .

lest they should feel the heat too much. Would you count ESE se ee
ail When the two good men came to this “ mad man if I did this jump,” he
| place they had a walk with the chief asked. : :
=| priest in the temple. He was very busy The people around agreed it would be
| putting marks of paint on their faces, ‘he act of a madman. but argued that

the signs of the gods he worshipped ; the missionary was only making an idle

and was very angry that any Christians ¢XCcuse. “If your Jesus Christ is
| te come in and made the sacred place ee =e foe ae palsies OU;
b he was in unholy. and then we shall all believe.

One of the missionaries said, “ Your The missionary said, “Go and get a
P| idols have very beautiful clothing.” paper and write on it the name of every
| This pleased the old priest, and he re- â„¢an in this city of Benares who will
We plied, “ Yes, yes, look at them; and they become a Ces m I ae it; and, then,
a | are as strong as they are beautiful. If when we have this list, | can jump.”

| you do not believe it, get up on the The man walked away when he heard
| pinnacle of their Temple and throw this. He knew he could not get one
Ed yourself down. If you live, I will be- name. So the missionaries were worried
= lieve that your God is stronger than no more that day, and were able to
||| my gods are; if not, you must own that speak of the Lord Jesus Christ to the
a | my gods are better than yours.” crowd around them.
| “Tt would ee very difficult,” sad the
: missionary, “for me to get on the to co B®
| : of the temple, and if, in ae aba © © e
=| T broke my neck, I should not be able
| oe about your strong gods. I will Entre nous.

\ 72 5 aes : :

| ae pe ere : ee oe oe ae _IN Great Britain there is one Chris-

, temple and fight your gods. You see, tian to four; in the foreign field one
=| will go with nothing but my stick, and ' 1,200.

i they are Hees e oe acd I do ee

1| not pretend to be a god. our idols ) :

| turn me out, I will owe set they ane GODS OED cave bat besthegen

a : is in Romans i. 18—32. Will you not

stronger ;, but if I turn them out, you cave neo feo

| must own that the God I serve is the ads ;

: | | best. * Minaret, a tall, slender tower.

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Missionary Musinés. By
(Psalms xxxix, 3. THE EDITORS.
GREETINGS.
E wish our readers a very happy Ia Ln
W New Year. That they are not [iE IS aS
as numerous as we should like fi ucla Ss ON
them to be is not the fault of those now {ge
reading these words. The Foreign fi me eee
Secretary made an appeal on this head Ae —— eee
last month, and we do not wish to ie.
7 . foe Beart pipe peo hueaee
labour the point. Many an_ audience oo pw ew One,
and congregation is chastised for the pic \ a ae Bee ica
good of the souls of those not there. Bree NS Fei yee |
So our readers see what our non-readers ee ae ee
cannot. We are gratified with the in- Beene . S eae
crease so far, and we have great hopes wT el eT
it will reach the desired number of ae ety Fee
20,000 during the present year. The —_—
motive will be obvious as we quote mea cn cae Ley,
Browning’s pee eh
HOME THOUGHTS FROM THE SEA. Se ee Le Sey
Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the north-west Sie SOS
died away: Boe eee OR
Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into a pee Se
Cadiz Bay: a Oe
Bluish, *mid the burning water, full in face,
Trafalgar lay: Rey. G. W. Sheppard.
In at Soa nore: distance dawned
ibraltar grand and gray. = S oS
“Here and here did pabland help me: how shall R. Young eppea in_ the Christmas
I help England? —say, number of the “Sunday Strand.” No
Whoso turns as I, this evening, turn to God to one Can over-estimate the service and
praise and pray, : : sacrifice of this noble Wesleyan pioneer.
While Jove’s planet rises yonder, silent over Africa.
ESSAY ON ‘'THE DEEPENING OF REV-2 GoW SHEERARD:
See We have pleasure in giving the most
Readers will remember our offer of a recent portrait of our friend, whose de-
prize of tos. for the best paper of 500 putation work this winter is proving so
words on “How to Deepen Missionary forceful and enthusiastic. We rejoice
Enthusiasm in our Churches. (See in his devotion to our missions, which
page 234, 1900.) After a careful perusal js shared heartily by Mrs. Sheppard.
of the papers sent in it has been felt
that no contribution stood out with such OTHER MISSIONARY REPORTS.
excellence as to merit the full prize, and The Foreign Secretaries of three
so the amount has been divided between Methodist Denominations have favoured
three, thus: us with their annual reports: the Primi-
First. prize (5s.), Mr. C. D. Aldis, tive Methodist, Methodist New Con-
Norwich. os nexion, and Bible Christian.
Second prize divided (2s. 6d. each): 1. The Primitive Methodist Report is
Miss Gertrude Wasley, Leeds, and Miss a bulky volume of 240 pages, and we
M. Wiggins, Lowestoft. The paper by note is sold at eightpence. The General
Mr. Aldis will be found in this number Missionary Committee is composed of
(see page 10); the others will appear 6 officers, 41 ministers, and 19 laymen,
in subsequent issues. and this huge body meets four times a
EGERTON YOUNG. year, at a cost of over £300. Their
Apropos of Mr. Cuttell’s article (see Mission Fund embraces London and
page 13) on “ Missions in the Western Provincial Missions—Income, £19,978,
World,” it may be noted_that a well- expenditure, 42,035 Jess; and the
illustrated article by the Rev. Egerton African Fund—Income, $9,014; ex-
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penditure, £638 Zess. These balances It is interesting to note that the amount
iii) must cause our officers to cast a wistful raised by our Bible Christian friends is
| eye across to our Primitive Methodist £0,364, equal to 3s, Od. per mem-
friends, as if to know the mystic secret. ber. The deficit on the year is
And yet, perhaps not, for they will look £2, 731: the Home disbursements being
| beneath the surface! Our average per £5,142, and the China expenditure
| member for Home and Foreign Mis- ¥£ 1,907. Roughly this is the exact
Li sions, Mr. Green tells us (see page 276, opposite of the New Connexion Church,
1906), is 3s. 334d., and we devote two- as it is one-fourth abroad, and three-
| thirds to foreign work; theirs is but fourths at home. We anticipate
| 2s. 8d. per member, and two-thirds are friendly rivalry and blessed results in
kept at home. So while we give 2s. 2d. the near future. May God baptize the
bit) per member to the conversion of the uniting Churches with His own Spirit,
| world, they do but give 103d. This and from the heart may we pray the
{| Church is a mighty force in these prayer of Christ, “ Thy Kingdom come,”
islands, but they have not yet put on and pay for it.
the beautiful garments of foreign ser-
A vice. Well may Mr. Hartley make his A MONUMENTAL WORK. :
offer mentioned last month! We note that the Rev. J. S. Dennis,
WL - 2. Methodist New Connexion. In D.D., has completed his work on “ Chris-
Hilt view of the nearness of organic Union tian. Missions and Social Progress 2G
Hill with this Church and the Bible Chris- 0ciological Study of Foreign Mis-
in tian Church, we have arranged with the SiOns. The third and concluding
| - respective Secretaries—the Rev. George Volume has just been issued by Messrs.
ai Packer, and the Rev. C. Stedeford—to Oliphant. Dr. Dennis has spent twelve
write on their missions; so little need Years upon the book.
{ be said here. We have studied their
| reports with interest, saddened a little
by the fact that like ourselves they INTERCESSION.
know how to run up a deficit, but. there A member of the F oreign Missionary
| is satisfaction in this after all. They Committee placed in our hands Nos. 26
have a bold programme, and they trust and 27 of the “Quarterly Paper of In-
the people, as the Wesleyan and C.M. -tercession and Thanksgiving for the
societies do. The act of the Samaritan Church’s Work Abroad.” They en-
| is_a parable of missionary enthusiasm. shrine an excellent idea, and are pub-
aul “He took out twopence and gave them lished by the S.P -G.. On the mission
Bt to the host, and said unto him, ‘ Take field we know no distinction of Church,
| care of him, and whatsoever thou and these may be of interest to some of
Hi spendest more, when I come again I will our readers. They are supplied at 3d.
| repay thee’” (Luke x., 35). In the per dozen by the Rev. G. Bullock-
a Home account our M.N.C. friends spent Webster, . Ely. , Envelopes to be
| last year £2,101, and closed with a marked, O.EP:
atl balance due to Treasurer of £482. In @ @
‘| the China branch the income was
es Ut} 45,303, and the expenditure 41,194 OPIUM AND LIQUOR.
i more. “A fellow feeling makes one (See page 6).
ai wondrous kind.” From our standpoint OUR real position—and China’s—was
= || they are in the right line, and will be- hit off brilliantly by F. C. G. in the
at come comrades true and loyal: indeed, “ Westminster Gazette.” A Chinaman
ah they surpass us, for they spend one stands face to face with John Bull and
| quarter of their income at home and thus addresses him: “Dlink welly bad
Al three-quarters abroad. The average England side. Opium allee same bad
il per member is 3s. 1d. China side. Chinaman stoppee opium
| 3. Bible Christian. Mr. Stedeford’s ten yea’ time: then sendee missionary
es til article appears in this issue on page 3. man help stoppee dlink England side”
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Christian TOPICS
Endeavour FOR By
JANUARY. T. POINTON DALE.
Paége.
JANUARY 6TH—Supreme Moments in __ If single thou,
the Life of Paul—(1) Martyrdom of Gnetee ome solves Oe De
Stephen.—Acts vil. 54—Vill. 3. Ascupeak sulla thy Maker ep rear
Stephen’s martyrdom is a glorious What thunders shali those men arraign
record in itself, but it is still more Who cannot count those they have slain,
significant in its effects. It introduces Sea shallow flood,
us to one of ce greatest names in ut in a-deep, wide sea of blood?
history. The blood of the martyrs is ee iis ae
the seed of the Church. Here Paul is Jan one ff TH.— Christian Socialism.—
a violent ‘opponent, and the patient cts 1. 41—47 5 lv. 32—37. :
suffering of Stephen seems at first to The Gospel has a message for
intensify his bitterness, but we may society as well as for the individual.
believe, with Augustine, that “if Ste- It teaches no theory of economics and
phen had not prayed, the Giarchi lays down no laws for social organiza-
would not have had Paul.” Tennyson tion, but it creates a certain temper
has a fine description of Stephen in and disposition capable of influencing
«Phe Two Voices” the whole of human life. Here we
see it at work. The application was
JANUARY 13TH—The Will and the local and temporary, but the spirit
Way-—Luke v. 17—26. which prompted it is of the essence of
One of the most sacred duties of he Gos There is a world of dif-
friendship is to bring others to Jesus. ae ee secular Snare
There were many obstacles in the way ee Se ue ae De What 8
of these four men and their afflicted Ne es OIC Wales
; : ; : mine is thine.” What applications can
companion. But where there’s a will = eae Ie Gane d
there’s a way. Faith was not baffled we make of this principle to-day ?
by difficulties ; it gave them courage, PEE OCS Ore
resource and readiness to surmount The topic list for the coming year,
them. “Faith laughs at impossibili- both in the variety and timeliness of the
ties”. Wisdom is required towin souls, subjects introduced, is one of the best
but if we only have the will, love can We €ver had. |For the consecration
find out the way. “Better be one of meetings there is a splendid series of
the toiling four than one of the growl- studies, entitled, “Supreme Moments in
ing scribes.” the Life of Paul.” These will bring
before us the character and career of
JANUARY 20TH—Heroes of Faith— _ one of the very greatest of men, and
(1) The Man who Witnessed ought to prove both instructive and
through Death—Hebrews xi. 4. stimulating. In some societies the con-
See also Gen. iv. 3—I5. secration topic is taken by the pastor,
In this series of topics we enter the but where this is not convenient, the
noblest portrait gallery in the world, leader would do well to make a serious
beginning naturally with this ancient study of his subject, taking as a basis
tragedy. We are not told how Abel’s sucha book as Stalker’s Life of Paul,
sacrifice was “more excellent” than and supplementing it by further reading
Cain’s, but God reads motives, and 1 the works of Ramsay, Farrar, or in
there, no doubt, lay the secret of the that older but extremely _ valuable
difference. (1 John iii. 12.) Abel was “Life” by Conybeare and Howson.
an innocent victim of his brother's Another series comprises the “ Heroes
hate. His “speaking blood” is a sym- of Faith,” founded upon the_incom-
bol. In the quaint words of Henry parable eleventh chapter of Hebrews.
Vaughan: A good commentary, such as David-
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son’s, would be found useful. There Penberthy—The Rev. W. Locke Smith

4 are the usual missionary and temper- has been elected president of the

| ance topics, others dealing with the Bristol and District Federation. He

opium traffic, Christian socialism, evan- presided at the annual rally held in the
gelism, patriotism, and those suggested City Road Chapel, and spoke on the
| by the seasons: Easter, Whitsuntide, motive of Christian service, “For My

A Christmas, etc. This excellent list dis- Sake.’—The Rev. J. E. Swallow has

plays the many-sided character of the preached the annual C.E. sermons at

| C.E. movement, and the prayerful con- his own Church, St. Stephen Street,

iil sideration of these topics should serve Salford.

| to quicken both the intelligence and It is not yet too late to send in orders

qt heart of our members. for I.B.R.A. cards for 1907. Write for

| - THE MISSIONARY INSTITUTE FoR EAST i2formation to:

Ka eden: Rebuild s REV. ccs .PssDAuE;

Hi} 1s reporte a e building 1 : i
| HE SG completed and ready for the pur- 43 Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.

; ose for which it was designed. The

: Eenented death of Mr. English has inter-

! rupted the work for the time being, but
UE: we have no doubt that God will raise Extracts from
a up a suitable man to carry it to a suc- i
int cessful issue. Letters.
| What is the result of our C.E. effort
ia to raise the necessary cost of the build- MRS. J. B. GRIFFITHS, MAZERAS.

Hii ing? Not more than £70 has been ROM Freretown. “I was sorry to
iit received out of thé £600 asked for. We - miss the last mail. We both had

2 confess to a feeling of deep disappoint- fever and were unable to write.
| ment at the meagreness of the response. We came here a week ago, and I feel
| We are grateful to those societies that another being already. The sea breezes
| have already contributed. That others are so lovely. It is impossible for Mr.
| have failed to do so, is not, it is to be Griffiths to leave his work, so he had to
hoped, for lack of sympathy with the return. The C.M.S. secretary kindly
object. The Missionary Report shows lent us this house (the bishop’s old

et that in various ways a considerable num- house) and Miss Wilde and Mrs. Ham-

et ||| ber of societies have not beenindifferent shere got it ready for us. Everybody

Al to the claims of missions, and some — has been and is so good to us; we have

ili have done nobly. But we can hardly very many real friends out here As
Hi let this question of the Institute remain soon as Miss Wilde heard I was ill, she

4 where it is. The Young People’s Com- came up to Mazeras, and finding me so

||| mittee has decided to extend the appeal very ill she stayed with me until I was
it over another year, and we earnestly better.”

11 hope that those societies who have as @

aii yet attempted nothing will be moved to

| take their part in this noble enterprise HE following extract from a letter

| i by contributing to its cost. a of Mrs. Soothill’s, kindly supplied
Hi C.E. NEWS. by a lady in Bristol, will be ac-

| | New societies are reported at- Amber- ceptable to our readers:

ll gue (Bethel), and South Bank, Middles- You will rejoice to hear the work goes on
I rough.— The tenth anniversary of the apace. The people are desirous of having
i society at Bridge Street, Todmorden, Churches of their own, and buildings are

£ } i has been celebrated under the presi- springing up in every district. We are con-
| | dency of the Rey. R. R. Baker. Mr, J. cerned to see that the missionary income is
iii Clifton Town and Mr. Joshua Holden, ‘till “down”—so Mr, Chapman says. So ,

| | M.A., took part in the proceedings— ™22Y eee eteee oe oF ee

all Enthusiastic meetings were held in ‘ith if they think fit, They have stil to
} connection with the anniversary at ealize that taking the Gospel to the heathen

=| Redfield, Bristol. Sermons were preached js a necessity of Christian life. Our work
| by the Revs. J. Roberts and W. J. here is far from being finished, indeed, it

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may be said to be just begun. Heathen leaving the father the home, while they |
temples are still going up in the city itself, themselves journeyed to this out-of-the-way |
to say nothing of the country, but we have spot on the hillside, there putting up a few i
faith to believe that there will be little of poles and covering them in with thatch for a |
idolatry, if any, in the next generation. But tent to dwell in. And very happy they seemed }
we want the people not only to cease from —every Sunday going off to Ngo-loh-djiae |
worshipping “stocks and stones,” we want to service. The poor sonsie dame bemoaned |
them to worship God, and Jesus Christ whom the fact that for some time she had been |
He has sent. unable to make the journey, because she |
Being Christians often means a revolution had hurt herself tumbling down into a deep
in families. Two miles further into the hills, rice field. We were not the only foreign
in a very lonely place, live a woman and _ visitors she had had: Mr. Stobie had also
her two sons, one twenty, the other fourteen. called in, and together they knelt in prayer,
Their home is nothing but a thatched roof English and Chinese one in Christ Jesus,
propped against the bare rock, and with one also in having given up much for Him.
bamboo work in front to shield them from She was proud of her sons, they were “good
the passers-by, for it is close to the road- boys,” she said, and if they had any spare
side, which is on the edge of a precipice. time, after cultivating their own bit of land,
Their arrangements are most primitive; an did not hesitate about doing a day’s work
earthen floor, a table, and stools, and simple for somebody else. Some day I hope to go
beds, with, of course, the stove of brick with and see her again.
its shallow pan ite COOree of their rice. :
These sum up their wor ossessions.
Dorothy and Fecalted: and pent an hour
in ee goed woman one day, and then we
earned their story. ey were Christians—
the boys, to byt the Esther was a great Some Facts about
meso of, and believer in, ae ee © E e
so when Christianity came to that househo
it was as a snes there was trouble. It ar ippire. |
ended in a separation, the sons and mother By JAMES ELLIS. |
ue a ANY are familiar with the ex-
| tent of our empire, for it is
ae Sea 2 ae — not difficult to see the measure
By Sees oe Po | of success that has attended the labours
oes ea ee of those who have tried to paint the
Ee aa Bee: a world’s map red. But extent of terri-
oe ae ae aoe Se | tory is not the only factor to be taken |
pees = = | into account if we would learn the true
at oe oo re ce - history of empire building. We must |
2 Soe | e Oe of the. methods of ac-
ee, See OF ts ge /| quisition, and the conditions of life in
ee ey es tt ee, | the “ acquired” lands. For the one, we
eee a | | «must go to those historians who have
ee ae ee ee & |
56 FR. Ry) Ee -| more or less accurately told the story
hal Pony came iY oe '| of the eighteenth and nineteenth cen-
ive ate Ng: “ ia: ie | turies. (What a book could be written if
eag 8 ee es ‘fe | some careful critic did for us what
Hs ee i a Tf a | Prescott did for Spain!). For the other |
| a bee yl )| we may read missionary literature, or
RNS yO os pee Le (\| study Parliamentary blue books, and
‘a Fo ee || e _ while the former are much more fas-
Cpe eee jg | cinating, the latter are regarded by some
Ree ge individuals as having more authority.
. G2 ee eee | Without expressing any opimion on so
ON ft eg doubtful a point, certain facts extracted
Aa eee es | «from a recent imperial census report
i] SS = are here presented. They are worthy. |
————— of prayerful consideration, and shall ve |
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Ht Some Facts about Our Empire
al First, let us compare the conditions and ‘as we have no churches in Scotland

B iii of physical life in the homeland with or Ireland these shall be left out of the

| those in some parts of our possessions, comparison:

i Total Deaf and Mentally
} Population. Blind. Dumb. Unsound. Lepers.
| England and Wales 32,527,843 RAE RO Oa es 1O5 2408139654087, —

i Indian Empire 293,472,006 ve 354,104 vee 153,168 awe 66,205 eee 97,340

4 Cape of Good Hope 2,409,804 ... 2802S: 1 OL6Z 30192 at 1,230
1 Sierra Leone (Colony) LESO5 5S ee, 1B esse. 13; S55. 193 2S325%% 4
‘ Dominion of Canada 5,371,315 ae 3,21 Oi es O3d 74 oases 16;495 23... —

i} New South Wales 1,354,846 stars 884 See 390 ae 45326233048 — ‘
Hii Victoria TZOU Saleh 1-082 ce 410. ts cee O25e —
“England and Wales returned in addition 1,368 dumb persons and 18,507 who were deaf.
1a It is significant that in civilized coun- “The real increase is only 1.5 per cent., as
a tries mental disease is very pronounced ; 2,500,000 people were enumerated in districts not
a : while, on the other hand, leprosy has reckoned in the previous Cereus
: been practically exterminated. No comparative statistics are available for
Second, it is well to see whether our Past Africa. er
Hil control tends to the growth of the Third, let us inquire what has been
WE populations in various parts of the done to place education within the reach
Hii empire : of those whom we govern:

La Increase Decrease Able to
bia per cent. per cent. read

| England and Wales oe 12.2 es os Population. and write:
ail Indian Empire wee eo eee eres — Indian Empire 294,361,056 ... 15,686,421
a Ceylon os 18.6 8 — Ceylon 3,073 4190225 778,573
| Straits Settlements zB 11.8 me — Cape of Good Hope 2,409,804 ... 621,037

4 Colony of Gambia 3 — = 5.7 Natal (nativesexcepted) 204,713 ... 96,832
S : Colony of Sierra Leone ... 2.4 a — ;
| Gold Coast ee Comes = There are no returns for East and
Capeof Good Hope... 36.5... — West Africa, but missionary workers
| Basutoland re Ogee — are bringing education to thousands of
j Natal and Zululand gnc 60.8 a — natives
Dominion of Canada _... 11 fs — if i tat se 4 ion ai
1 ‘West Indies oat 15.8 see — x ast Vere at is the re igious condi-
ai Australian Commonwealth 18.6 ss — tion of many of our subject races?

E i Non-Christian ost f
Â¥ 1] ' Christian. Religions. No Religion,
all Indian Empire ies 2,922,055 sa 291,434,926 ue =
(i) Ceylon a 352,880 - ... 3220508 =
Hl Cape of Good Hope eS 1,344,498 a 45,772 ee 1,015,961
| Natal a 101,469°5 ... 99,491... 1,258
til Orange River Colony et 256,494 ve 129,264 ae 121
4 | Sierra Leone (Colony) ps 43,045 es 33,610 wee — |
| i Dominion of Canada Pie dl OZ me 51,491 a 4,810
Ai New South Wales eee 1,313,512 bai 14,795 ee 9,375
aN Victoria joa SIMMS oc 12; /DD ee 10,822

{i Queensland = 472,650. 20130 is 2,735

|| South Australia 58 344,167 Sse 4,658 ms 870

| West Australia i 171,728 ne 3,812 ee 9,1 79
Hii New Zealand Bs 739,402; Sia O2s emcee, 8,738

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of China. G. W. SHEPPARD.
HE accompanying illustration is a After the relief of the legations, a
picture of what has been seen by ee the eee ee had to sO
only a very few Europeans. fed” Fi See cae ee he i ee f See
Peking really consists of three cities, ae the first fame the faruidden eee ons |
one within the others—the central one, were left open to those who had Fae
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Imperial palaces. Only one or two ex- for our shame that there was a fearful
ceptionally-favoured foreigners hadever amount of looting of the imperial
been admitted to the precincts, prior to treasures; but it will be admitted that
the year 1900 (the year of the notorious a pardonable boldness animated the one
Boxer outbreak). (a missionary) who seized the oppor-
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Vi Is it to be Forward or Backward ?
i tunity of securing a photo. of the im- distinguished persons who have been
ai perial throne. As soon as order was re- favoured with admission. The picture
i) established, the palace was again is thus a rare and valuable one, perhaps
a(t guarded against intruders, and since, not likely to be rivalled by similar ones
ail there have again been only a very few in our generation.
Hh
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al or Backward ? THE PRESIDENT.
Wi
Hi) HAT is the question which now comes a call for extension and_ag-
ie aE arises when we begin to consider gression in China. China continues to
Sut | our work abroad. It may be said make demands upon our liberality
mil that in some measure the question is which, if they cannot be instantly met,
il already answered; for we have been cannot be ignored. The progress of
i : compelled, our work there
1 partly by lack = makes it im-
Ht | of funds, and — perative, not
HA | partly by the See only to prose-
A peculiar local |e 3. es cee cute the Mis-
Hii circumstances es ee ee | sion with the
Li) existing within |, ee ae | - same zeal as in
all one sphere of | (3g Pe | the past, “but
AW our operations, | ee ee oe | with even in-
Hi presentatives, | =. fe. The successes
iil and leave an ed - oe of the past
! native and resi- a commit us to
ain | dent. teachers | = = —————" (cee greater ao
HN | in charge. 0 Ale Ber prises in the
pti I will not dis- |) 93). ae S A oa 3S] «ésCtuturee = That
S| cuss the reasons | | Al which have led —- =o. | is being more
i) to this step | iil being taken in ee a FF opened up to
Ah Jamaica. Suf- | (oe | | [missionary
‘i fice it to say | a a | propa ganda,
i that the An- ae oe | and is awaken-
Ai} nual Assembly, |= = foe = ~=~=6=— | ing, slowly, it |
| in its wisdom, | 7 7 may be, but |
i and after full ee | surely, to the
alk and careful con- Lou st blessings of the
i sideration of the __ D. Irving, M.A., D.C.L., President. Gospel. A great
el whole question future awaits it,
i by the Missionary Committee, resolved and a proper denominational esprit
1 that that was the right policy to be. de corps, not to speak of the obliga-
ell adopted for the present. Wemust now tion laid upon us by the Gospel,
4 i wait and see how this legislation will ought to move us to seek a share in the
| work. Time will show whether such _ shaping of that future. We cannot re- j)
+H retrenchment is for the ultimate good treat from our work in China; we must
\ of our Churches there, and whether in not retreat from any other station we
=I any way it will stimulate their self- now hold intact; we cannot even stand
eit | development. still; we are bound to go forward.
a But with this retrenchment in Jamaica This, in fact, is the only way in which
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the Church can hold her own. Napoleon’ which seeks to win the world for Christ.
Bonaparte said: “Conquest has made And this spirit will act as a sanctify-
me}; conquest must maintain me.” If ing influence upon the Church herself.
he stayed on his onward march, and The more she does for the propagation
ceased to conquer, then he must be sub- of the Gospel abroad the more she will
merged. The Church has been made do for the purity of herownlife. Every
by conquest ; and if she ceases conquer- aggressive movement she initiates will
ing, then she, too, will be submerged. come back upon her with hallowing and:
She cannot be satisfied with conserving healing power. With what measure
existing interests: that is fatal to all she metes it shall be measured to her
progress. To be always acting on the again. As one has well said, “If she:
defensive means death in the end. She pours herself forth in love and zeal she
must overcome the world, or be over- -will continue a living fountain, sweet
come by it. Let her rally herself to the and clear; but she will sink into a stag-
great destiny to which her Master has nant pool, if she lives for herself.”
called her, and she will follow. Him to Let us all try, therefore, to make this:
victory. New Year a year of revival of the mis-
Loyalty to the missionary cause is a_ sionary spirit. By prayer and by works:
note of. the Universal Church. Her let us endeavour to stimulate the en-
heart is enlarged by a worldwide love, thusiasm of the Churches at home im
and a longing for the universal dominion the noble and gracious work our breth-
of Christ. Every true Christian is a ren are doing in other lands. A revival’
true imperialist. He is more thanacos- of interest in this great cause would
mopolitan, greater than a mere patriot, mean a quickening of the life of our
for he desires to see the world governed own souls. Such revival has the promise
by the spirit of Christ, and subject to . of pentecostal grace in it, and will be
His laws. The true imperial spirit is “sure to be followed with manifold!
the missionary spirit, for it is the spirit blessing. ‘
Se Se Sse
“ Griffith
99% a
John. —A Review. ROBERT BREWIN.
HE jubilee of the Rev. Griffith old type. His name will go down to
John, D.D., as a Chinese mis- . posterity, along with those of Moffat
sionary, has been wisely cele- and Livingstone, and Williams, and
brated by the publication of this large Carey, and Martyn, and Paton, and
and beautifully-illustrated volume. It Wakefield, as that of a man of strong
is the history of the awakening of personally marvellous resource, intel-
China, in the results of which the mis- lectual strength, full religious consecra-
sions of our own and of all the other tion, dauntless courage, unquenchable
branches so greatly rejoice. Dr. Grif- enthusiasm, and joyful willingness to
fith John is still in the ranks of active live or die in the service, and for the
service, is under nomination for the glory, of his Saviour.
Chairmanship of the Congregational He is a Welshman, and was born at
Union, and his doctor thinks fre may Swansea on December 14th, 1831. His.
probably be spared to labour (quietly) mother died of cholera in 1832, and his.
for eight or ten years longer in the father, of the same terrible disease, in
land of his adoption.” And he is now the year 1849. He gave his heart to
in his seventy-sixth year! God, and was received as a member of
Griffith John is a missionary of the the Church when he was eight years.
—___________________— of age. At fourteen years of age he
*“Griffith John: The Story of Fifty Years in China.” began to preach, and entered Brecon
Ey Bayar ale eons (Religious Tract Society. Price College, for the ministry, in September,.
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| | 1850. Three years afterwards’ he received. So he went up to the minister

tH offered himself for foreign missionary and said: “How do you do?” “None
I work. He first thought of Madagas- the better for seeing you,” he replied,
avi car, but afterwards consented to go to adding: “ Here’s a pretty kettle of fish:
Ail) China. He relates an amusing incident a parcel of d0ys going up and down the
Ht |] about his visit to the mission-house in country preaching, before their mother’s
BHT || London, as he was about to leave Eng- milk is well out of their mouths.” One
| iH} land, with Mr. Williamson as his col- wonders what these two great critics
il league. He says: “While I was short thought of their own wisdom in the
te and slender, Mr. Williamson was very years long afterwards. Let other critics
vt tall, and somewhat commanding in his of very young men beware!

i bearing. Mr. Williamson took the lead, When Mr. Griffith John arrived at

iil| and I followed. Just as I was entering, Shanghai, in China, on September
a | the beadle in charge’ of the door 24th, 1855, after a tedious voyage of
| Hi | eld me, and bade me stop. Mr. 127 days, only the five old treaty ports
ai | Villiamson, finding I was not follow- were open to European missionaries,
mit | ing, turned back to see what had be- and no missionary, who might visit the ~
iit | come of me. ‘Why do you, he said country districts around them, might be

it | to the beadle, ‘detain Mr. John? He absent more than four and_ twenty

a is my colleague. Hearing this the hours. Then nine other ports were

| beadle relaxed his grasp, and allowed opened to the Gospel, and, finally, dur-
alt | me to pass on. But just as I escaped, ing Mr. Griffith John’s later life, the

Hi | i c . Her 5
ai I heard him say, in-a loud voice: ‘So whole of China was thrown open to
ti itthas come to this, sending children to the story of the cross. How all this

vane | convert the Chinese. Mr. Spurgeon came about is told in this fine book, but
SE | once had a similar experience. When cannot be told in this short article,
Vise he had gone to preach anniversary ser- Dr. Griffith John is, first of all, a great
ai mons in a neighbouring village chapel, preacher. During his first furlough in

|| in his seventeenth year, he was coldly England he said: “ Bookmaking is not

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the highest department of missionary The Boxer movement of 1900 did not
work. What I feel at this moment is reach Hankow, and none of the London
that if I were back in China I would Missionary Society’s missionaries were
do nothing but preach, preach every- cyt off in -that terrible outbreak,
where and always. I would try and live aithough much mission property was
as intensely as possible in this one thing, Kee Pi hee eae
and care but little whether my life were “STS 27 De eee Hate
long or short.” Then he was a great As in the case of our own missions
missionary pioneer. He travelled thou- at Wenchow and Ningpo, the success
sands of miles in Inland China, where Of the London Society’s missions has,
no missionary had ever been, and he Of late, been astounding, and it is evi-
might almost correctly be called the dent to every student of Chinese mis-
first China Inland missionary. His cen- sions that the greatest things are yet
tral station was at the great city of to come. :
Hankow, on the fine Yang-tze river, If I may be permitted to do so, I
along which, with its tributaries, he will add that I should like to see one
made many remarkable journeys. He _ or even two books like this dealing with
is a great translator, and is at the pre- “Twenty-five Years in China,” written
sent engaged in a translation of the by our own leading missionaries to that
whole Bible into Chinese. He isa won- wonderful land. Free Methodism, un-
derful leader of men, and has drawn der God’s blessing, has done a great
around him a large band of European work in Ché-kiang, and thousands of
and native workers who have caught his our people would rejoice to read the
spirit. delightful story.
fo se fe
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Bible Christian By
e e Cc. STEDEFORD,
Missions. Secretary.
(Concluded.)
T Chao Tong several buildings missionary Pollard preached, the literary
A have been erected. There isthe men, merchants, coolies, and, in fact, all
chapel, where the regular ser- classes, listened with the closest atten-
vices are held and general work carried tion. Beyond all question, the efforts
on. of the missionaries here are producing a
Dr. Geil, in his interesting book, en- profound impression on the city.” -
titled “A Yankee on the Yangtsze,” There is also a hospital, which has
gives the following description of the been erected within the last two years,
services he attended in this chapel: “I where a large number of patients are
have attended evening services here, treated by Dr. Savin, who has been
and on each occasion the chapel was recently joined in his medical work by
packed; indeed, a larger building is Dr. Lilian Grandin, who, after qualify-
urgently needed. The attendance of ing herself entirely at her own charges,
men is much greater than that of has given herself to medical missionary
women—a condition of things which is work among the women and children of
general throughout China. Everyone China. Nearly 3,000 patients were
took part in the singing, but there was treated last year.
a lack of decision as to which tune At Chao Tong, also, there is a day
should be used. The native organist school for girls. This school is in charge
used one, and everyone in the audience of Miss Ethel Squire, B.A., who, after
sang his own, the time in most cases taking her degree and a special course
being conspicuous by its absence. But of training in the teaching art, offered
all tried to sing, and there was one heart, herself for educational missionary work
if not one tune. When the eloquent in China. The girls are delighted with
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it their school and their teacher. Unlike awakening led to the establishment of
A the children in England they have no _ two out-stations at Fu Kuan Tsuen and
H ii desire for holidays. Many of them are at Lao-wa-tan.
Hig followers of Christ, and show great Mr. Pollard gives an_ interesting
in earnestness in their meetings for prayer. description of one of his visits at that
Bi Just outside the city is a Training time: “The elders proposed to destroy
ial School, where lads selected from the day the village temple and build a chapel
| schools are trained as native evangelists on the spot. We had to work hard, fe
nin and pastors. Twelve have already ing interviewed all the time. While
a passed through this institution, and are wishing to get rid of the temple, the

i actively engaged in evangelistic work. people were nervous of touching the
al ; Some show great preaching gifts, and a idols, fearing their vengeance. At

| Hil very intelligent grasp of Christian truth. twelve o'clock one night, while I was
ait This school is in the charge of the Rev. trying to rest in bed, the elders begged
| Hi C. E. Hicks, who, having been trained me to clear away the idols. The next
le as a teacher in this country, possesses day we went to the temple bent on
mH the special qualifications required for work. All around the heathen were
tt such a position. At present there are fasting for rain. Constant prayers were

il youths from different aboriginal tribes going up from magicians and devil-

| | Hes studying in this training school, who will drivers at all the important places. No
Wah be prepared to carry the good news to rain had fallen, though it threatened
ali their own people. to do so. The spring crops were in
Al After the Boxer rising, Yunnan danger of being ruined. The school-
i shared with China generally the master suggested that we all repair to
i | qucsene? interest in Christianity. In the temple and pray to the true God
tie the region north of Chao Tong the for rain. I never care much for tests
5 people were eager to receive the truth, of this kind, but on this journey, again
Hh la and the missionaries were welcomed and again, I have seen the hand of God
| | with great demonstrations. This in a marvellous way leading on the

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natives, and I made no objéction. We concerning the most recent and most
went and prayed. That was at two remarkable work of grace which has
o'clock. Then at the request of the been witnessed in connection with the
elders we cleared out all the idols to a mission. Around Chao Tong there are
spare piece of land. My men, before many villages occupied by an aboriginal
touching them, solemnly called on the tribe called the Miao, who hold a _posi-
gods to protect themselves, if they tion of great inferiority to the Chinese,
could, for their hour was come, saying: and are little better than serfs. They
‘If you are true you will know how to are described as “filthy, ignorant and
punish us, and we dare you to do your grossly immoral.” They had no written
worst’ There were twenty-four of them, language until the missionaries com-
some of them so heavy that it required menced the work of translation. Their
four men to carry them. One was of language is quite different from the
stone, the others of wood. By the re- Chinese. Yet among these down-
quest of the elders the whole lot were trodden people there has arisen a won-
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Miao Tribe.
burned. What a blaze. It was glorious. derful eagerness to learn and receive
What a deliverance for the slaves of the Gospel. They first came to the mis-
superstition ! The gods burned for sion premises at Chao Tong asking for
more than twenty-four hours, and at instruction. The numbers grew until
the end not two inches of wood were left. several hundred would be there at the
We returned home, and at five o’clock same time. It was impossible for that
{ the rain began to fall. It fell gently condition of things to continue. There-
all night and all the next day, and on fore the missionaries consented that Mr.
Monday we left in the rain. ‘Your God Pollard should be set apart to deal with
is true, said the people. Why did it these people in their own country. Not-
rain? I offer no explanation. Said the withstanding their utter poverty they
schoolmaster: ‘He who won’t believe contributed one million cash, equivalent
in God must have a heart of wood.’” to about 4100, for the erection of a
Space does not permit me to say much chapel. The building became a school
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Wi and a chapel. The people were taught more than 1,200 have been enrolled as
qi to read, and easy primers have been members on trial. The effect of the
: prepared, which they readily purchased, revival is seen in the destruction of
| and soon mastered. They travelled haunts of iniquity in the villages, in
very long distances, some of them com- fidelity under persecution, in evangelistic
ing twenty miles, to the services. The fervour, for some of these Miao have
| crowds often compelled them to meet journeyed to other parts ot the province
in the open air. Some ofthe converts to proclaim the Gospel to their own
| have been cruelly persecuted by the tribespeople. An independent witness
| hostile landlords. The glad tidingshave declares it to be a marvellous work of
been carried from village to village, grace. It may be that God intends to
‘iH and there are at least fifty villages wait- reveal to the Chinese the wondrous
ing to receive instruction. In the course power of the Gospel by showing its
Hii} of eighteen months, three chapels effect upon the depraved and ignorant
have been erected, and there is need Miao. The work continues with un-
| for twenty more. The baptisms have abated interest, and none can tell where-
a sometimes averaged fifty per week, and unto it may grow.
| | : ad Sd Jeo
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| We beg to thank all those and, he adds significantly, “I am no
| MeincipaL friends who have shown in- poorer.”
i) APPEAL. ee al me aepesl a Here we have three important facts:
iii Sosa eh 2 ear W (1) A missionary box in the home; (2)
vii oppo ae see aaake f il regular contributions; (3) introduction
aul greatly appreciate Scan Bess e4 a of a missionary box into the Sunday
| who Haver nee co ee We School and setting an example. These
Al neve ae lee eee Ee tas ie are simple things—not one of them
ali Bee Or OMetS. “Et tne Bits oe Of «o& ~ belongs to the heroic plane—and yet—
ih est. : yes, and yet—if all our members fol-
if Ee During the last days of the owed No, 1 our missionary exchequer
1 : Old Year and the opening would soon be full, and if all the ¢hree
iif days of 1907, we have received several were followed, would not only be full
Hi contributions for our Mission Fund, s lea my Ee
ii é : ; but actually overflow.
i] which we beg specially to acknowledge. 3 : 7 :
1 I trust what we have received are but Another friend writes: “You wil! be
| the “droppings before the shower.” glad, I am sure, to receive the enclosed
| One of the contributions is 5s., signed for Home and Foreign Missions.” We
i “FE. B—a Christmas gift.” The few were more than glad! Our hearts
ial words accompanying this contribution swelled, and, spite of our supposed mas-
were of a nature to make the gift truly. culine stolidness, the tears insisted on
i precious. Another friend sends tos. as having a share—“the enclosed” was a
| a “Thankoffering to the Deficiency Bank of England note for £100! It i
| Fund of our H. and F. Missions.” In was a Christmas gift. It had been
| his gracious note our good friend says: posted on the anniversary of the day _,
| “For several years I have adopted your when—“suddenly there was with the? «
suggestion of giving a penny per week angel a multitude of the heavenly host
to our home box. This year I have praising God and saying, Glory to God
| trebled my weekly contributions, and in in the highest, and on earth peace
al addition introduced a box into the Sun- among men.” No name was given:
| li day School, and I contribute to that,” simply“ Inasmuch.” |
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aos SS : t g for di ollowed
i : utions sent cz in forwardi rombie ti Ity, the san G differen
Wi are great are of himself ee contri- wha medical ue ae as sea of
t | urgent! . Our needs ae Dr. John’s Pieauonul 1Za-
1th ; r a w
Hi | : SUE STORY During Gin fe had ne eae Bf Noe
if CHING IN ae the ae we have oes methods ae be the pe
Wy | A. pleasure 1V1 ege a m 9 these rs fer readi
{|i | E Ohie Fi story oe reading ae Se impressed a years > os the
At | ifty Years i Dr. Gri e greatness, th an ever we are
ev. R. War ars in China,” Hifi OL Our , the splendo with th
i LMS. I vardlaw Th ina,” by the Of th own China Mi ur, and the fut x
| | view Mr aE La BuIboEeeoT Oe of the Been we years ef Dey The comeel
| done by an ompson’s book ours to re- Cithe ality does not r. John’s uni
| to mak other.* W. 3 that wil ss 5 r our ow - dwart que
i ake a f e do wish ill be SlOnmarie n work o or belittl
Hi) and to mal ew remarks ish, howeve Saye s, but hel ote Gant e
| Eee ee xs about the I, e both t ps us to mis-
it eee it is See ue ees wo paces and pee oN great
} ‘ inspirin e most : ex- at Ef sugge - Z
ilk D ig TeECO st fascinati some friend, stion. ate
in | He Jom is a Soe ere plate in our ae or ee ee
| ows ae Have ea. Sed ae ae oS a COpy ae mae would should
‘Nl nina. H s surely i eS fee ; Bure Orel noble rec
Hi ea I e has b n Engl > special ‘oreign Stati ord to
ell agal as pee and as ially to Ch tatio
| pens ona en eee Sin ee inal The book oh obs
i wo istincti and, assured s in re rimf obs
a ous pe at his Ree eee S eee to Wee ee
i} Ghust in C him ieee No! nothin ae to have tt For all our hods
i heart and all he Tielect: helen ly aul ote ee ae
i t s 2 e , sch : auli d, this missi [Ns
ee ee
; i 5S1 : q > .
‘come m As you read the China and ie erates It would Pe an Hapealeahle
1 the ore and m e story you b r’s gift! be a delightf£ cable
i a piece Ge ie impressed sith RING ul New
| Uae sees S Chace seople se pat ina letter to a fn
Siri \ 5 ing Pe and ae = of the chine eC; CHAPMAN. Principal eee a friend the
i i Gos what a poe civili - under hi g glim se or two
if Pe ee Jesus pe cones thing ie 170 Eos He eae Weule
i] above i. points whi ne number ; in the Golle here are
| -~were: ( others, and ae impressed us imagine ae ane Bone of which
cr i a) Mr. eS are » to tw 30 Chinam : Try and
=|] rowning all el John’s disti many, _twenty-four en, from f n
( ' God Cee magnetic ae and ee ruled opie of age oe
| EES im » might, 2 re aS Ey eeLO
i sce a So acla He was a Maples, He ey one ecient day Le |
| _ Christ p was in H anol esp n neither an Lhe wor
| glorious Bh aene the Hol oo Too: he work ir grey nor bald.” wonder
|| glorious and conscious realities. Seige eae a 4 Se the College | Again:
* See pp. 27 et Bes His College Servi eto esas nas never
Aas ean spaeboe a ae have ound. the
i : tne an in-
Sait || a . oe ae ee Rev
Sy t students . Vv.
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Foreign Missionary Secretary's Notes

literally, hung on his words.” Text: “T would suggest that special atten-
“ The things that are seen are temporal; tion be given to the missionary prayer-
the things that are not seen are eternal.” meeting. Let it be resuscitated where

One more glimpse: “When in_ it has died out, and let an earnest effort
England I felt it was out of question to be put forth to make it a really interest-
ask for a grant for scientific apparatus, ing, instructive, and attractive service in
but if you come across a gentleman or every case. The materials for this are
lady friend, or friends, who believe abundant; and the minister in whose
that Christianized knowledge is the best soul there dwells a spark of missionary
for the heathen Chinese—about one- enthusiasm would have no difficulty in
third of the human race—and who have kindling a fire that would light up and
the means, you might give a hint in the. keep warm the hearts of all present. If,
direction of fitting us up with scientific in addition to this, a missionary sermon
apparatus. Anything up to £200.” After were preached occasionally by the
reading “Dr. John’s Fifty Years,” and minister himself, it would be a com-
hearing a lecture by Sir Charles Eliot, paratively easy matter to create and sus-
who has just returned from China, we tain the missionary spirit in the Church
are convinced that what Principal Chap- and congregation. The effect of this
man asks for is an urgent necessity, and on the general contributions of the
for two great reasons: (1) To liberate Churches towards Missions can . be
the mind from superstition; (2) to easily foreseen. Once an intelligent and
equip the native Chinaman for the work prayerful interest in the work is
of the ministry to his own, and, perhaps, generally awakened, there will be no
other countries! lack of means to carry it on.”
FoR Dee a er a pice writing the above
ERE ministers and to District. Glere * Notes another kind
and circuit and Church missionary secre- ellen, ut We Whelan ese
aa ae eka onal oe generously sent us £50 for our Mission
atIES OR edt Od eee oo onal ye -Runds= sir our rich and sicher inen wall
prayer-meeting. We have often re- only follow the good examples which
ferred e fe and are more than ever have been set, we shall soon be out of
convinced that our greatest need in the qebt, and a great burden will be lifted
interest, not. only of Foreign -Missions, < Gre minds both of the ofieers andahe
but the very life Sr our Home Churches, missionaries, and we shall be in a posi-
is more prayer. Will those on whom the tion to reap the glorious harvest which
responsibility of the great missionary js already white
enterprise in our circuits and Districts a : noe : :
rests, make special arrangements for fmporTANT Our distinguished _ mis-
meetings for prayer in the specific in- ANNOUNCE- Slonary, the Rev. W. E.
terest of the great missionary campaign â„¢5Nâ„¢ Soothill, Wenchow, is pub-
Oi Gritz Cinna ag lishing a book, the title of which is A

A Chinaman, in describing his conver- Mission in China.’ Those who have
sion, said he “prayed and prayed until read the book in MS. speak of it in high
the tears ran down his face and the per- terms. We have long needed a book of
spiration down his back. The great this kind by one of our own missionaries.
change in his heart and life had been [hope it will be read by thousands in our
brought about by prayer.” Prayer of Churches. It will be ready soon.’ Price
this apostolic order will bring to us, I 5°: net. It can be obtained from our own
am confident, the spiritual quickening, Book Room, post free, for 5s. 4d. A
and vision, and faith, the gifts which fuller report will be given on the publica-
are our greatest need at the present "0? of the work.
time. SPLENDID Just as we complete our

I beg to commend, on this subject, a EXAMPLES. “Notes” we have the grati-
passage from a speech delivered by Dr. fying announcement that the late Mr.
John in Manchester, to one of perhaps William B. Park, of Withnell, Chorley,
the most memorable missionary meet- has left to our Home and Foreign Mis-
ings ever held in this country during the sion Funds the magnificent sum of
past 100 years: * £10,000. A similar sum is bequeathed

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Lh EEE
mt
1a
Ha
it How to Deepen Missionary Enthusiasm
Hie to the Wesleyan Missionary Society. We under the will of the late Mr. Samuel .
Hie) have received the information from the Lee, of Lincoln. The Wenchow
i Rev. E. D. Cornish (Chapel Secretary) Hospital and our general funds realize
| and the Rev. F. W. Sparkes (the minister the thoughtful generosity of Mr. Lee to
Ni of the Chorley Circuit). the extent of about £200.
| We are also greatly indebted to the These are refreshing intimations. We
| late Alderman John Turner, of Roch- mourn the loss of our friends, but rejoice
4 dale, who in his will has bequeathed to that their wealth has thus been devoted
Hat us £1,000. to the spread of the Kingdom of Jesus
| We have also benefited, to aless extent, Christ in the earth. :
| | So fo
et | heh)
iW | How to Deepen a Second Prize Essay (A)*
ni Missionary Enthusiasm 1,
| in Our Churches. GERTRUDE WASLEY.
Wy
| i | “ NE thing thou lackest.” Listen, ing them into living touch with all mis-
ie | O Churches! How often will sionary work; and this can be done
un | it be necessary for Jesus Christ only by the addition of knowledge. As
ie | to utter those words of condemnation? Tennyson has sa‘d, they must “ Drink
t Until such a time when it is no longer deep.” Enthusiasm and ignorance may |
1 necessary to ask such a question as: go hand in hand for a time; but per-
ui How to deepen Missionary Enthusiasm manent interest and ignorance never do.
ail in our Churches? One is inclined to
i) ask the reason of such apathy. It is eee
ii not the work itself that causes so much Ta gal a
ii) anxiety to the missionary, but rather eee ees Ge
ih does it depend on the half-hearted sup- sists et! ae
ail port at home. Occasionally a wave of Rage jee Se ee ees
ey missionary enthusiasm passes over a f | 0s eo )) Le |
i Church, or may be over a wider area— [ee Be eee ee one ee |
Ali due probably to the ministries of a re-' fo Ten ak sf
all turned missionary, who, for the time mins. eee ue Po i
ll ’ being, makes one feel as he feels. “It Gt oe Ee, Pa
i is a law of our being that we are deeply ee i gS
eit |} moved by sufferings we distinctly feel.” AS, CEG es eS os
1h Thus, for the time being, we become | =? pw Wy ae ees
ih missionary enthusiasts. But that is not OSE ae ae » See
iH sufficient: it is for all time we want the ee
| enthusiasm. And why do we not get A Missionary Box on Wheels. CASED DEES
ai | it? Simply because the Churches are By Permission of L.M.S. Chronicle.
i} ignorant of the need. For what pur- I would not suggest the formation of
at) pose does the Church of Christ exist, -ny new scheme, whereby our object
Ah \ but to carry the Gospel to every might be realized. Rather would I em-
Al creature? And only as the individual ploy well-known methods. An _ old
aul h member recognizes his or her duty to heathen said to a missionary, “ Master,
all Christ and the heathen world will the jf you have anything good to tell us,
aly true secret of the work be understood. tell it to our children; we are too old
ah Enthusiasm is the natural outcome of o learn.” While that cannot be typical
4 interest, which, in its turn, is based of the attitude of the elders of the
ai upon attention and knowledge. It fol- Church, yet I would say: Pay great
i lows, therefore, that first, the attention attention to the children. Begin in the
eit | of our Churches must be gained, bring- home and school, enlarge their vision,
: | I Ses Pe Ts Ses ganesh id ee Create wide sympatines, show. them that
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How to Deepen Missionary Enthusiasm
( love must be awake, and that love for delights of service, methods of work
Christ means love for our fellow-men. employed, will surely call forth some re-
Pictures, up-to-date lantern slides (por- sponse from the earnest student. This
traying nothing that only on account of study is not limited to the young; but
its antiquity is made ludicrous), will gain in existing agencies there is too much
the attention and create the interest as of treating the work ex bloc. We pray
nothing else will. Word-painting will for Missions in general, and talk about
fill in the rest. As the children grow them in an abstract manner: let us get
up, form a class for the study of mis- to the heart of things. The sacrifice
sionary work. Let each of the Mis- of Christ demands more than_half-
sion Stations come up for review in hearted service. Henceforth, forget-
order. The surrounding country, its ting those things which are behind, we
position and resources, its people, their will reach forward, and, “in the task we
needs—these will furnish plenty of have before us, there is no failure but
scope for thought. The lives of past the admission of failure, and while life
and present workers, the difficulties and lasts we can always begin again.”
Se Se Se
Second Prize Essay (B). By M. WIGGINS, Lowestoft.
HAT an interesting problem! No office should be too small or mean
And one which we should have for us to fill We should, as far as
no difficulty in solving, for possible, keep the younger members of
Christ commands us to feed His sheep our Church supplied with missionary
and feed His lambs, and He is the Good literature. The MIssIONARY ECHO
Shepherd. Again, He commands us to might find its way into every home, thus
go forth into all the world and preach reminding us all that we, too, have a
the Gospel to every creature. We can mission to fulfil.
greatly strengthen our brethren in the When we think of all the good and
Church by our influence. We can stay noble men and women who have laid
behind at the prayer-meetings, and while down their lives for the sake of the
praying for the heathen and the mis- Gospel, we feel proud to think that we
sionaries in far-off lands we can feel are Christians. We can also study the
sure that God is answering our prayers. lives of those who have lived_nearer
“ Before they call I will answer. While home, such as Hugh Price Hughes,
they are yet speaking I will hear,” and Florence Nightingale, and Pastor Flied-
thus*it often happens while we are ner. Some of us are Sunday School
claiming the promise of the Father. teachers. We should be especially care-
“Where two or three are met together ful to keep the young minds of our
in My name there am [ in the midst of scholars well supplied with missionary
them,” and perhaps the sad heart of the intelligence, for to a child a missionary
missionary is suddenly lightened, his is a most wonderful person: he or she
burden seems to have rolled away, for is often the child’s ideal of perfect man-
two or three of his dusky hearers have hood and perfect. womanhood. We
suddenly been convinced of the saving might also start a class on weeknights
power of the Gospel. Again, at the for juvenile members, and call it “ The
prayer-meetings, we could start a hymn Missionary Society Class.” Each child
similar to Frances Ridley Havergal’s could have a card, and pay the sub-
| beautiful hymn: scription weekly, and at the end of the
year the money could be sent to our
Eprdieveeh te ses ae Foreign Missionary Secretary or Con-
As Thou hast sought: so let me seek nexional Treasurer. ,
Thy erring children, lost and lone. We might also have a special prayer-
S meeting once a month, when we might
We should be content to let God use us pray for missions, and have a collection
“just as He will, and when, and where.” on their behalf at its close; or, if our
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ih

i I :
Halt |

HEH .
| | On the Watch-tower

Hi minister made it a practice
Hai || to discourse to us at stated
| i times on the lives of great : a <

Wa missionaries, it might help OO oe

| | a he eg
A WHEELS. — A Sunday ee ee

Hi} School superintendent in eee Mei ee ee

vn | Yorkshire, visiting the in- \ ee earn
a | fant class one day, re- Ne erasers Sere

| i marked on the increasing Gc eee

at weight of the missionary ca.

al} | box, and said jokingly that one

Hie | they would soon have to ;

a provide: a. cart to catty i> cic iad Bees

it round the class. The Se ee

1 a children liked the idea and got it car- that purpose, being a horn receptacle
wet |i ried out in the way indicated in the probably intended for tobacco. On the

if | photograph (p. 36). The greatest in- _ lid of it is carved a representation of the

et || terest was aroused by the new “box on first missionary—the Apostle Paul.

in} | wheels,” and the contributions have in- It belonged to Andrew Fuller. A

et | creased since its appearance. little band of about a dozen men who
aii | —L.M.S. Chronicle. were met together, decided, before 3
ail | separating, to make a collection among

iB | B 8B themselves for the expenses of starting

it ek 7 what proved to be the ee pi sonaty

if N AANCIENT MISSIONARY Box.— society—the Baptist. The sum o

A | This is the first missionary collecting £ 13 2s. 6d. was collected in the horn

iy i} box. It was obviously not intended for tobacco box on that occasion.

an ||

at | | fo fo
al, On the e

al | Watch-tower. THE EDITORS.

| : | —

il iit OUR JANUARY NUMBER. never a better reproduction of a photo-

an i) E gratefully acknowledge the graph.

Ay | way in which our last number CHINA AND OPIUM.

| Hilt : has been received. The “ Mis- We are intensely interested in the

sii sionary Emblem” is very heartily effort of China to purge herself of a

SE ||| appreciated. mighty curse. Through the kindly aid

4 qi] ANOTHER JANUARY NUMBER. of the Be ee ae Sepa who 7s et

Bil i What a splendid number the editors ‘OWs the battle Hee SU ee

Ait All of the “Methodist Monthly” gave us! able to give our rea ers (on page 40) *
Bi And the portrait of the President was ae eS ok iS nee joe ee a
/ simply charming in its lifelikeness, YouNOW. +€t us Nope they may b1

at || through the dexterous use of colour, 5° Stringent as to defeat their laudable
We have our file of this valuable fede gy candy do not err on

yi |} monthly, and, what is more, the num- ec slcc’ y:

‘| bers year by year are in our memory, REV-2 Ate Hy SHARMAN:

eat | and we do not hesitate to say there was In an interesting letter from our

=I | never a better number, and certainly friend he reports that “ China is chang-

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On the Watch-tower
ing with increasing rapidity. Out of JAMAICA.
the Boxer movement has come forth E h
good. The Chinese have learned they 3 ey ee ogee our ee as
- cannot drive out the foreigner or crush pe Re ea Sear a letter
Christianity, so now they are trying to <*0™ the ie er A ’ Ge
make the best of it. Once they thought ae Pre to his return ; : oe ( be
themselves perfect: now they doubt it. as is now stationed in the Bea i
Yes! China is changing. You can see orough Circuit, and we wish him al
it in the altering style of their clothes. success. )
Their sleeves are not so large, and thev He reports stonelaying ceremonies at
are beginning to wear leather boots—of Old Works and Mount Olive. The Old
awful quality! The girls’ feet are get- | Works Church has already 100 members
ting larger, through unbinding; andthe anda school of 150. The Rev. Walter
boys’ hair is getting shorter, through Hall preached the sermon, and the Rev.
the cutting of queues. Their educa- F. Bavin conducted the service.
tional system is being gradually “Tt was a great joy to the people to
changed: in this Japan
is exercising an in- a = hn GES 4
creasing influence over —- a |
them. Rae: on
“A few days ago, oh a a ne 3 |
visiting the most dis- Sac ee Ae, | Sg
tant station in the Mis- | a ee an ee
sion, I climbed to the Se LEE eo See
summit of the highest = e an
mountain in the Wen- [Sy eee ti~dS
chow prefecture, 4,000 Vp SS Eee ae.
feet high. My guide | @g-=- 7 eee
had been there sixteen |v wie ne ee ee oe | a ca
years before, as he | fiiaeeam erases: ou " geaprecips Pee MRS { a ess
said, ‘to worship the |iimee i eg ae ee ee
devil’ This time we ot pees: oO ISISTE gird — WN pa aia 9
both knelt before the Rae Ss ea es ty ce eae re
same rude stone altar, Se rans VE nek ade ares
but this time it was to (| 27
pray to the true God. Be ea Ah ee eerie ee ee
“Before Christmas, | aie MieeNet Geese) eee Ge ts ee
1907, I hope to see ee reetAEA STR rate eo cee car ra FE 3
Union — Methodist Kentish Church, St. Catherine’s Mission, Jamaica. (Photo, T. Fish.
Union, and union with
my relatives and true friends in the see Mr. Bavin in the pulpit once more,
homeland.” and the attentive way in which they fol-
S Sa lowed him, as he conducted the service,
DOTSBINDING: was an evidence of their love for him,
Mr. Sharman’s reference to this prac- and sincere sympathy with him in his
tice, against which Christian Missions affliction.”
have always set their faces, reminds us Stones were then laid by Mr. Bavin,
that our English papers report that “it Mr. Fish, and ten local friends.
was recently decided that the enthusi- At Mount Olive the stones were laid
. asm among the Chinese for the sup- by Miss F. Bavin, on behalf of her
pression of the practice of binding the father, and the Rev. Charles Smith, and
feet of women warranted the placing of _ one by Mr. Fish, on behalf of the Chap-
the existing machinery for agitation man Street C.E. Society, Hyde Road
against the custom in native hands. A Carol-singers, and Miss F. Fish, “all of
mass-meeting of 3,0co men and women Manchester, England.”
witnessed the formal transfer to Chinese The accompanying photograph shows
reformers of the anti-foot-binding our Kentish Church, which is the mother
organization.” Church of Mount Olive.
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rn
na
Wil
i Chi
iH ina and the
| e By
A | Opium Cur
| Se. G. W. SHEPPARD.
i HE. Imperial Edict
| “1: S Bey a co of of 1 a are’ + oon
i which appeared in the een San acor Bose. pec sites tnust cease
ber (page 6) enacts that a limit of O mi ve
‘| ten years should be given from that tee fe ivan taxes must not be col-
| date to get rid entirely of the bane of of ie Suna tee: month after the issue
ii opium-smoking, and the Cael ee ae regulations. ;
| State Affairs was commanded to con- nan shops must be officially
Hel | sider measures for the strict prohibition Hee nee with a view to their gradual
Hi | of the habit and the planting of the he cor, : None opium shops may
i Hi | poppy throughout the Empire, and to All one Be opened:
‘i report their decision to the Emperor and __preser Pee a purchasing opium must
| the Empress Dowager. The necessary all h ae tickets of registration, and
ia eeu have been drawn up aad — shops must submit annual state-
| | su mitted to, their Megecties ahs Kee ae showing the decrease in their
Hi | sanctioned them for earl ’ pr Tes
{| | tion. This may be regarded Penne: tl Local officials must arrange to assist
HA | | answer to the overtures of the British | ee ree addicted to the use of opium
| Goverment atid will, we trust, meet by. Seat De at cost price, or gratis,
| | with a response from this country which tain te medicines, which are not to con-
i | will encourage and stimulate China in Recon oF orate.
i the most unmistakable and praiseworthy enc nti-opium societies will be officially
‘i effort to reform which she has yet made. to eee, th ae oe ceded
a The following is a summary of the the by their example in enforcing
lI proposed regulations : ne fa ie uations Those who faith- ‘
1 e 5 2 arry out th i d
‘| The cultivation of the poppy, and the Cavsinent Sal oS wishes of the
ik smoking of opium, are to shi official e rewarded. All
| i ee , are to cease within cials ought to set an example to the
i ee people in this matter. Special arr
|| he land now used for the cultivati ments will b Se
| Fp ivation e made to allow
i} cea 4 © Ee OPeY must not be extended be- dukes, viceroys, and generals to Fede
ay) || yen limits, and must be re- Substitutes for their posts dutng the
“ail area ae by ene its present period of their cure. Officials over sixty
atl | ea. Any evasion of this regulation YC" of age will b Siemen
ali || Wibme the land lable to conficcaucn © : ¢ leniently dealt with
| x a e to ; ut all u that ’
i || On the other hand earlier Se habit ie ee pene ae
ati || the cultivation of the po ; not do so, they wi ns) OF, uf tey can-
| ded poppy will be , they will be required to retire
| me : ; ae regulations have had the Im-
| | . Berson using opium must be peria sanction, and have been officiall
HI ; gistered at the yamén, or with the vil- communicated to the British Minist y
| | age headman. No unregistered person but they have not yet been prom iss ed
| HI may purchase opium, nor may any per- in the ordinary way eaadenie 1 Pate
| | on commence the use of opium after yet the force of an Tice ene ae not
a the issue of these regulations. “this final step suggests some o mae A
| i oe under sixty years of age ad- or difficulty. _ Doubtless many of the
Ay icted to the habit of opium-smoki high officials in China, themsely d
Wa must decrease th smoking dicted to the habi ; ae
liga rease the amount which the : ne habit, would oppose th
van consume by twent yY drastic measures. M 7 =
|) Th Y y per cent. annually : oreover, the large
ali | ose above the age of sixty will be revenue derived by the Chinese Govern- ;
treated more leniently, but any att ment from the opium traffic present
a made by othe any attempt serious _financi PEE ace
| : y rs to evade this regulati ancial difficulty. Still
a | we be punished. § on have ee reason to believe that fe
Hi | it hone wick ; : is an honest attempt to aa
1) | graduall an d sell opium will be accursed thin a adic ee
qi || y closed. Places where opium China’ g, and all who pray for
/ | i consumed on the premises ae im anes salvation will pray earnestly that
‘ll | e closed within six mont*«. The sale creel ERE beruow shown ay Be
Hi || £0 x
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The Fallen Queen
By
of the West. SU-KUNYIE.
HE San Franciscans have found an vestige remained of what had been.
E ingenious mode of consoling We made our way from the docks to
themselves for the loss of their the centre of the town by side alleys,
beautiful homes. They say that San for the bigger thoroughfares were im-
Francisco used to be but one of passable, owing to piles of rubbish,
the stateliest cities in the world; but stones and brickwork which had fallen
since the fire it has made quite the most from the houses, and which completely
magnificent ruins! Certain it is that blocked up the roads. Moreover, at
nothing in Rome can compare with it. every corner stood a soldier with a
Early in the morning our big ocean loaded gun and orders to shoot anyone
liner sailed through the “Golden Gate” prowling among the ruins, all the city
harbour, after an anxious voyage; for being under military discipline We
there were many on board who had heard several uncomfortable stories of
been travelling for pleasure, and who these heroes of rifle and khaki, a num-
were now coming back as fast as they ber of whom had only attained to the
could to the place in which they had somewhat immature age of eighteen or
left, and now possibly lost, their wives nineteen, and who had obeyed too
and children and all they possessed. literally their orders of stringent deal-
The captain and the ship’s officers were, ing. Many householders were naturally
indeed, so eager to hear news of their’ desirous of saving as many of them
families that they brought the ship in possessions as possible, but these youth-
two days before her scheduled time! ful fire-eaters gave them little chance,
From the wharf we gazed ona scene for they shot at any person whom they
of desolation. At first, not realizing were pleased to suspect. It is said that
that the bare, dusty hillside opposite had in this manner one harmless individual
been, but a month before, covered with was shot dead, suddenly and without
mansions, shops and business houses, I even a warning hail, when climbing over
asked where San Francisco lay. All his own back gate!
that could be seen were long parallel Martial law was, however, certainly
rows of streets running down to the sea_ necessary, both to prevent looting and
with absolutely flat spaces between panic. But, in spite of all precautions,
them. The fire had burned everything a little of the former did take place.
clean down to the ground; scarcely a “Certain lewd fellows of the baser sort”
ee.
oe yt sr ee ee
‘to oe - oi Rees s et ae
ape ose 7, ee ie a és bd Bete iss ipa Sap 3 Riese ea eo ae eatery! So
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eh Oy rae meee ag aS an
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i took the opportunity of the free food met the eye, while high up on the sky-
Hf and clothing to accumulate enough of line stood enormous wrecks of sky-
ii these to stock a shop when more pro- scrapers, still firmly rooted in the ground,
i pitious days should come. Their dens _ but charred and entirely hollow, through
were promptly raided. Other more the skeleton eyes of which the sun
| ghastly cases were rumoured of bags of peered. There, a huge building gaped
Wa ill-gotten gains, among which were rings with a great rent; here, a smaller house
and ear-rings with portions of the leaned eighteen inches out of its per-
Het | human body still attached to them. pendicular. In some places a fire still
1 The relief stores were a wonderful smouldered and smoked. It seemed a
\ sight. Even a month after the disaster city of the dead, peopled by ghosts!
| free lunches were being given. People All its living inhabitants were shocked
HBT | stood in lines before the counter, in the into solemnity and awe. The word
in | open air, waiting their turns: I saw a “laughter” was forgotten. Yet despair
Bi | beautifully-gowned woman next to a_ or crying out against the hard ways of
a sister in very dishevelled array, and a fate was also unknown. The people
il | ci-devant millionaire was pointed out to went about looking dazed, but not bitter.
me, behind whom stood a workman. Great credit, indeed, is due to these San
1 al Pitiful tales were told of what had hap- Franciscans for the plucky manner in
val pened in the earlier days; for instance, which they bore their misfortunes. The
Hn} | _ of ladies who had stood thus in a row favourite phrase was, “It’s a// right”
Vi | for two or three hours waiting for a (accented on the “all,” as only an
in | loaf of bread, and then been disap-_ American knows how!) They were so
if | pointed in the end, for all the provisions thankful to have escaped with their
it | were finished. lives that nothing else mattered. Yet
Rt | Relief came from all parts of the there were hard cases of men who had
ih | States. Occasionally, the zeal of the lost their whole families, or whose 5
ia would-be helpers outstripped itself, as children had run away in a panic, and
i when a box was sent to the poor desti- never since been seen.
Hl | tutes containing, among other things of Perhaps, however, the philosophic
Wei th a like nature, beautiful, hand-sewn, position of the citizens was due in some
ht |i embroidered _ underlinen, profusely measure to a guilty conscience! The
Heit | adorned with lace insertion in which the first mate on board told me—with an
i rt ribbons had already been threaded, and unmistakable air of pride—that San
| | an elaborate twenty-guinea afternoon Francisco was the most wicked place on
1 | gown! The Americans, on the whole, earth, adding, with unconscious humour,
‘| | are the kindest-hearted and most “I’m a San Franciscan!”
al ik generous of people, in spite of their In answer to my inquiries as to what
iat reputation for level-headedness. an earthquake was like, some sufferers
| | Groups of white tents were scattered told me it was first a great wave to one
Hi | about the streets. The owners of some side and then a second to the other.
Al had come to regard them with so un- Finally the earthquake took them and
‘concerned and accustomed an air that it shook them up and down like dice in a
iW seemed as if they meant to take up a box. And I agreed immediately with
HI permanent abode in them. Other house- the man who said the town looked as
| hold arrangements were of a more if a huge terrier had been playing with
simple kind. Near the kerb I saw one it and tearing it to pieces, as it ent
man busily cooking his dinner over a_ worry a slipper. A lady described her
| \ road-mender’s brazier, within an in- room to me after the upheaval. Every-
‘| effective screen made of old newspapers thing in it immediately fell on to the *
ii {i and towels hung over a chair, a towel- floor and broke—plants, china, pictures,
‘| rail and a few other rather taller props! dressing-table appliances, everything—
ii | One very dusty, collarless man, of while a big bureau literally turned up-
Wh | cheerful mien was, I was informed, the side down! One man’s bed, as he was
| possessor of untold wealth a few weeks peacefully sleeping on it, suddenly
Hi | ‘before. dropped down -four storeys, and he
ai |i The city was an awe-inspiring sight. arose scatheless, except for a sprained
ti |i Everywhere ruined shapeless houses ankle.
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Chinatown was probably the most great pall of smoke had hung over the
: iniquitous part of the city, and this was city by day. and a terrible blood-red
almost wholly destroyed. It will be cloud by night.
forbidden to rebuild Chinatown after Birkeley must always be beautiful,
the fashion of what perished, in which but it looked doubly so after the grim |
there were often three or four storeys hideousness of the greater town. After
underground, after the style of the the usual American plan, each house is
catacombs, but differing very much _ built in its own dainty style, with ‘its
from the moral atmosphere of the early own plot of ground, however small.
Christians! Not a single Chinaman There are none of those appallingly
was, however, convicted, or even sus- ugly rows of brick houses so prevalent
fected, of looting. in our English streets. Each garden is |
Whirlwinds of dust, from the ashes quite fenceless, except perhaps for a
lying on the ground, frequently swept tall hedge made solely of climbing pink |
over the city, so that we were thankful geraniums on two of its sides. The |
to cross the bay to the lovely suburbs, streets in this way are a picture of love-
or rather, adjoining towns, which had __liness. All the noted flowers of California |
been practically undisturbed by the grow in profusion here, and _ roses,
disaster. There each private house was geraniums, nasturtiums flourish. They
filled with refugees, whom the hospitality are so abundant that it is even allowable
of their friends could not see suffering to pluck the flowers that grow on the }
and in want—some whom the fire had edges of the gardens one passes.
burned out, others again who had had Stories of the earthquake were our
to leave their homes at a minute’s notice chief dissipation. I will close with the
in order that these might be dynamited one that most tickled my isible
to prevent the fires spreading further in faculties. One lady had been to the
their direction. But the people of theatre the night before, and worn all
Birkeley, and the other suburbs, suffered her most costly jewellery, including
too in watching the gradual demolish- many fine diamonds. These she left on
ment of San Francisco, and in wonder- her dressing-table for the night. When
ing whether the fire would reach them. the earthquake woke her up,.she dressed
They told me, with horror, of how they hastily, and looked round for what to
had all gazed from their windows on the save. So she put her soothbrush in her
flames of the conflagration, and how a_ pocket and left her diamonds behind!
Se Se Se
THE EARTHQUAKE IN JAMAICA.
The catastrophe which has overtaken the city of Kingston has made the preceding
article painfully timely.
At the time of going to press no news has come to our Foreign Secretary beyond
what appears in the daily press. There is a report that six Englishmen are killed ;
their names are given and no representative of ours is included. Our East Street
Church is in the centre of the city; Christ Church is two miles away; and Newtown
rather less, in another direction. We hope the Rev. W. Griffiths and his family are
safe. The Rev. F. Bavin's house is within a short distance of the Military Camp
where so many deaths seem to have occurred. It is believed that Mr. Bavin was
, residing with his son-in-law, the Rev. Charles Smith, at Stony Hill, seven miles from
Kingston. But if Mr. Bavin were away, his house may be destroyed. We can only
wait and hope for the best; commending our Ministers and people there to God's
tender care. The escape of many English visitors has been almost miraculous; the
same may apply to them.
. Next month we shall give as much information as in our power, The story will
be a sad one at the best. In our uncertainty and-helplessness the noble petitions of
the 121st Psalm come to our mind. EDITORS.
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| | NEW GROUND IN WEST CHINA. tury and the later interest of the
ii HE China Inland Mission is noted Crusades seem to have disappeared ;
| i T for its progressive work, and in and modern conditions of life in Syria
‘iF | : the January issue of “China’s are not wholly fascinating. It is, there-
iH Hi Millions” is a fascinating account of a fore, a pleasure to finda sane and hope-
iH i tour among the aborigines of West ful article on the “ Possibilities of the
al China. By means of medicines for the Syrian” in the magazine of the Friends’
i | sick and lantern services for the strong, Missionary Society. Not children like
Wy ANI prejudice was overcome, and the vari- the Africans, nor fully developed like
1 | ous Miao villages were made preaching the Europeans, the Syrians have enough
ih Hi centres. Gradually the old story of knowledge to hunger for more, and
Wh i Christ’s conquest was repeated; con- enough “character” to work steadily to-
al verts were baptized and a glorious bon- ward a given object. Here is a little
AY Wi fire was made of drums and wands used chapter of Syrian history worthy of per-
a by the sorcerers. From afar came pil- manence:
i} | : grims to hear the Good News. Some of “A widow with four sons earned her
| \ oe living, oe eee 1 eet her
ia ge a ee eee eee| eldest son, when he finished school, into
it | Oe ie ees e the American College. He stayed a
un Ih} Pe ee ee a es =| year, then came out and taught, so that
a mee we tie Li ‘ his next brother might have a College
a BS a Ba aS a= =e s| year. Then the younger left College
da) |} eo eg sees | ‘and taught, and the elder went back i
aie} | 3 Pied: ae a x ‘ ¥; Age ege ~ ig ee ye .
Bi il pa, uh aoe fe Sg, ge 2s again for a year, and so on. Now the
iy tl ex res rs : ce | Aa we | whole four are in good positions, having
1 | Baap eS IS ae re A z é ae a : e q »
VA 3 ae rag # ee Ea, helped each other in this way.
iy iil} sisi aN : Se WINNING INDIAN GOLD.
ay Sty tsetse my Pkwy eeaga aig “Upwards of 1,000 white employees
| Ht GS ie hs 4 = bo t.3 Ws and some 80,000 Indians gathered to ~
"| i ie. @ Beet, | Ween eee fl collect gold at the command of London
i | eh a pipet eC ae eee | Boardrooms!” This statement, made
i | i ee . 4 ee ise \ Ye f= | in the “ Foreign Field,” has no reference
1) || bihy © og Ge BeN ze Z| S23) to South Africa, but to the Kolar Gold
Ht yf ae eet ee! = ield, about sixty miles from Bangalore.
ay il meee Such is the power of organized capital ;
A iil Sata Ben An eee a knowing something of the usual
ai il A Syrian House. “gold-digging” morality, it is a joy to
| ai : a : find that the Wesleyan Methodist
al i these lived not many days’ journey dis- Church in India has undertaken the re-
ah} | tant from the Bible Christian Mission sponsibility of ministering to the souls
ati i at Chao-tong’: (see pi 30), To Mr ~ of these animera — Success Was attended
at | pele me me oneny in ones eee the eno sah now, ae ot messroom
at |i station, tne visitors were sent; and so reaching, three chapels have been
: heartily did the Bible Christians take up Built: ae many a Cimbecland and
A lp this tribal work that Over I,000 converts (Cornish gold miner can listen to the 5
i 1 have been baptized. So spreads the truth he heard in his boyhood, and join
Bt Kingdom when denominational exclu- jn the hymns first sung 7,000 miles
a siveness is unknown. away. How urgent is such work can be
i : _ ON SYRIAN SOIL. told by anyone who has known what life
il Little is known by the average in the tropics means, and we must pray
at | English | Church-member concerning that those who are “winning gold” far
yt || modern life in and about the Holy from home may be kept pure in heart
| | Land. The glamour of the first cen- and clean in life.
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Literary Notices. |
Samba: A Story of the Rubber Slaves they read the story of Elbel’s down-
or. the Congo. By Herbert Strang. fall, pictured in the illustration ac-
(Hodder and Stoughton. Price 5s.) companying this notice; for nothing
It is not a small measure of praise but hatred can be felt for a system that
that has been accorded to Mr. Strang. wastes villages, maims and murders :
By a host of journals he has been natives, and hounds Europeans out of
greeted as the successor to U. A. Henty, the country when they dare to tell the
and we do not see how the verdict can truth or do a deed of common kindness. |
be questioned. Thrilling romance, ac- With a joy that is almost fierce, we |
curate history, and strong, manly senti- think of thousands of boys who must |
ment are conveyed in vigorous English. now regard the Belgian monarch with |
It is, therefore, no wonder that “Kobo,” loathing; for all the chivalry of youth- |
“One of Clive’s Heroes,” and other ful hearts will respond to the call from
books from Mr. Strang’s pen should the Congo. “Art for Art’s sake,” has |
have captured countless seceded ae - sai
“boys” of all ages. ete ee | he |
Be ya eae ae ee | Eee
In the volume before [Re Cie Ro a8 ar ee ee = Recep caren: tg eed
us a double purpose has eo I ig a ee eee ON on
been achieved. There [Regie ie ee: oe eee) fae |
is first a capital story of ee) Ato Le eee eee ee TEA
adventure and peril in [ieee aoe a ms i
the Congo country. Who ee ia yt 4f AL hale St eee
is the hero we cannot say fe Bere Scr gt pelo fe | 4 en
smiling and resourceful ; oe Se ne eer ean: Ee Bae
Barney O’Dowd, brave- [ewes yi 8 : 7, cae |
hearted and humorous; f ONT Fo ee gay
Jack Challoner, a product [jag Pe ey ee rg a
of the best English fee oe | a See ' Vg oe a a
public - school system, A er ee NS. ee
without fear and re: oo (oe 7
proach: these are a trio [a= ea Ry ee = ae oe es
stage into countless ae ee eg TH dae Se Se
aye » oe al rey i ‘ AFR REDS ON, cli tats Mat “ao: Sea ie |
tight corners and Br es . Pee ene? gee * a iy
bring us out again vic [ie S1; oe || gee fag
torious. Only, we lose A as ae fog os aa? ee a
“ ” . ; r Re Br aia Sas 2 Cees, | apenas ea
Samba” at the finish— [| Va PeNeee a ys oe ek ee ¥: ae |
through a white man’s 7a. gam a Pa 4 vo
cruelty. And that is the OES ag roms es a) See. |
second purpose of the wm | (7 a Nodes do ye)
book: to show the horror | @ pe ae oO oe oes Yee oer]
of the Rubber Adminis- [AR 30 0) eaten Ue 7 |
tration in the Congo Pieey 2° steel ee 7 a al
“Free” State. Instriking | Sage cn a EE ee ee eh
. loner stands Elbel, the ee oe ee a
white representative of | | “eee 0 caer ee Toe eno.
King Leopold, far in- | ee ye
land where rubber vines Le eS ee, eee
have tempted Europeans 8 ae
to work deeds of hor- eee Oe a
ror and shame. Few ea Ee ee}
schoolboys will escape a [ pe Re es Re eee ee
tthrill of gladness when ‘Jack Challoner turns the tables.’’ (Lent by Publishers.
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a novel with a purpose we thank him. awaiting the next book from the author
| In many a schoolroom and many a home of “Samba.” J. E.
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i i HEN baby crawls on the floor, muslin for an outer covering, and when
BT Mit mother takes him up, and says: baby grows sleepy she hangs up this
il Hi “Oh, baby, baby! what a dirty long piece of cloth or muslin, tying the
ai Wt pinafore!” or, “Why, baby, you shave two ends together, to a beam or nail
i iil worn your wool shoes into holes!” but in the ceiling. Into the fold hanging
He} Ii when a little Indian baby crawls, even down, she pops the sleeping brown
Ah if it is on the mud floor, it does not baby, and he is not seen, excepting
Mt | matter a bit; for, as he has no clothes, peeps one little foot or some tiny
il : there is nothing to spoil. ngers. If the mother is working in
ai When his mother lifts him off the the fields, she will hang this funny
| | i floor, she puts him astride on her hip, cradle to the bough of atree. Does not
' ai or sometimes he will sit across her this make you think of the old rhyme:
| ij shoulder, but he is not: carried in the Hush-a-bye baby on the tree top,

| | mother’s arms. When the wind blows the cradle will rock ?

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their merry laugh and pretty bright English alphabet, but the Tamil alpha-
eyes. I am sure you would love them; bet has 247 letters—that is more than
but, if you were there, it would never nine timesas bad! In some schools the
do for you to say: “What a little books used are made of the large leaves
dear,” or “Isn’t it a darling?” because of a palm tree. We still talk of the
the mother and grandmother and aunts “leaves of a book” because books were
would all come round you, and say: made of leaves in old times. |
“Tf you look, you will bring harm to Look at those little stools. What are
him; we are afraid of ‘the evil eye’” they for? The children are never
When the brown babies see an Eng- allowed to put their Bibles on the floor.
lish lady they are very much afraid of They treat their own sacred book, “ The
her white face, and howl and scream Koran,” with great reverence, and never
loudly, but after a while they get ac- put it as low as-their feet. It is well
customed to her. Her kind, gentle that they should know that our Bible is |
voice takes away their fear, and they a much more holy book than the one
crawl quickly across the floor to feel they use in their false religion.
her shoes, which they very likely take One girl said lately to her teacher,
, for some new plaything, or they poke “Will you put as much of the Bible as
their tiny hands into the book-bag you can into my mind? Then it can-
which she carries. not be taken away, for at home I may
When boys and girls grow a little not have it in my hands.”
older they love play just as you do. If You may be sure that the teachers
you could peep in the dusty courtyards, care more to let the children learn Bible
you would see them on the ground very stories than anything else.
happy; some of them with tiny earthen One day some bright little faces and
or brass pots, pretending to cook. They eager eyes were fixed on a missionary
love their ugly rag dolls, and play with as she told her class about Abraham on
them at funerals and weddings. his pilgrimage to the land he was seek-
When the children are five years old, ing.
it is time to leave off playing all day She said, “Perhaps many people
long, and they begin to wear clothes, asked him questions: Where do you
and some of them go to school In come from? Where are you going?
Bengal the girls wear a piece of muslin Why are you leaving your own
four yards long wrapped round their people?”
bodies, and thrown over one shoulder ; The children one after another sug-
and in South India they have a little gested the answers which Abraham
petticoat tied tightly round the waist. would give. “Perhaps,” said the lady,
On their bare feet Indian girls have a “one would ask, ‘Who is God?’ What
few toe-rings, and on their arms are would Abraham say then?”
glass bangles. Their hair is twisted up “He is my Friend,” said a child. Was
in a neat bob at the back. not that a sweet answer! Are you not
It is not considered proper for any glad to think that at school this dear
but the lowest caste little girls to be out [ittle girl will learn that Jesus calls little
in the streets alone; so a woman is sent children, and wants her to be His
by the missionary to collect them and friend? |
take them to the schoolhouse. _ If anyone said to you, “Who is
“How will you know what time to God?’ could you answer, “He is my
fetch the children?” was asked of one Friend”? If you are the friend of God
old body, who had just arranged todo you will help Him in His work—the |
this work. You see, she had no clock ‘work for which Jesus died, and for
‘ or watch to tell the time. which He now lives; the work of win-
“Well,” she said, “I shall put a stick ping back the world from Satan and sin |
in the verandah, and shall know when .and misery to Himself, and all that is
the shadow falls just here (pointing to a good and fair.
Spot on the ground) that the ee for Little friends of Jesus, what a happy thought !
me to go and fetch the children. : What a precious promise in the Bible taught ! |
I expect some of you found it hard {f we seek Him early, if we come to-day,
to learn the twenty-six letters of the We can be His little friends, He has said we may.
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HI Paée. FEBRUARY. T. POINTON DALE.
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inh | FEBRUARY 3RD.—Supreme Moments Practice of the Presence of God.”
mT in the Life of Paul. (2) On the That is the secret of blessedness,
Hi li Way to Damascus.—Acts ix. 1—22. peace and power. How may we
ae Never was a conversion more real cultivate that? “God is Spirit ”—
a than Paul’s. He never doubted that “Walk in the Spirit.” “God is
/ | on that memorable day Christ had Light »—“ Walk in the light.” “God
1] Hi revealed Himself not only ¢o him, but is love”—“ Walk in love, as Christ
an zz him. The proof of it is seen in also hath loved us.”
ni Wil his changed disposition (compare FEBRUARY 24TH—The Child in the
i verses I, 2 with 6), and in his changed Midst.—Matt. xviii. I1—14.
Wt . vocation (verses 15, 22). Paul’s con- What makes the child-like spirit so
ih il version secured for the Church the dear to Christ? Surely its humility,
| greatest intellect of his age and the its confident trust, its receptiveness to
| greatest missionary of all time. Con- impressions, and its cheerfulness.
versions are not all so sudden nor so These are not childish things, to be
i striking as his. The important ques- afterwards put away. The greatest
ia tion for me is: Have I surrendered characters are the most chzld-lzke.
ill my heart and will to Christ? Examples in Newton, Darwin,: Gor-
Vy FEBRUARY I10TH—Britain’s Reproach. don. Read the following beautiful
ia (The Opium Traffic) Psalm xiv.; prayer.
i | Prov. xiv. 31—34. FOR A CHILDLIKE HEART.
i | The opium traffic is a greater curse May God give to us all, whether young
i | to China than the drink traffic is to or old, this highest grace of Christ: a
Hl England. We forced it upon China heart that never ages, that we may be-
i | in order to increase the revenues of come wise without losing our simplicity,
il India, where the poppy is largely and strong without parting with our
| cultivated. Thus our empire is meekness, and self-reliant without spoil-
Thi deriving financial profit out of the ing our modesty and humility; that we
1 | physical and moral degradation of a may know the evil that is in the world
i i people. C.E. can have no complicity without losing our innocence, and guile-
at | in it. There is reason to hope that lessness, and ready faith in others;
‘| | an attempt will shortly be made by that, in St. Paul’s words, though in
ali | Parliament to remove this reproach. understanding we are men we may still
Hi | Write to the Rev. G. A. Wilson, 181 be children in our freedom from evil
a Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C., thoughts, and that our child-like trust
iy} secretary of the Anti-Opium Society, in the dear love of our God may go
i who will no doubt be glad to supply with us through all trials and darkness,
iW information on the subject.* until that day when we shall lay down
H | FEBRUARY 17TH—Heroes of Faith. our heads in death feeling with Christ
{ (2) The Man who Walked with God. that we are going to our eternal home,
a! i —Heb. xi. 5, 6. See also Gen. v. 18, in the bosom of the Father.
i | 24; and Jude 14, 15. J. HAMILTON THOM.
Hi | The passage from Jude is a quota- OUR ANNUAL LETTER.
qi tion from the apocalyptical “ Book of The Secretary’s Annual Letter will
ii Enoch,” written in the first or second have been received by all the societies
i] century B.C, and therefore not an with which we are able to communicate.
| original utterance of the patriarch. It contains a list of the contributions to
| The one genuine tradition of his the building fund of the East African
ii career that has been preserved is that’ Institute up to date. A copy will be
| | he walked with God. What greater sent to anyone who cares to apply.
ii | tribute could be paid to any man? CE. and LBRA. Secretary,
i | Brother Lawrence wrote on “The Rev. T. P. Date,
1 | ~ *See also page 255, 1906, and pages 6and 40,1907. 43 Hernbank Road Redland, Bristol.
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“ INGSTON was overwhelmed by and hotels have been wrecked. Among
an earthquake on Monday. All the killed are Sir James Fergusson and
houses within a radius of ten many prominent merchants and profes-
miles have been damaged, and almost sional men.” a
every house in the city has been des- This was the startling cablegram
troyed. Fire broke out after the earth- which appeared in the British press on
quake and completed the work of Thursday, January 17th. We waited
destruction. The business quarter of for news of our own missionaries and
Kingston is now a heap of smouldering people, but at the time of going to
ashes. press with our February number nothing
“Tt is estimated that about 400 per- definite had reached the Foreign
sons have been killed and over 1,000 Missionary Secretary or ourselves.
injured. Many churches, public offices Thus for the second time in the his-
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| il The Earthquake in Jamaica
Wai
eal tory of Jamaica the capital of the island Time and again the capitals of Spanish
i iit has been ruined by earthquake. Until American countries have been des-
My ll 1692 the principal town was Port Royal, troyed, but never have the people
Fe i but in that year it was destroyed by a_ despaired. We are not made of inferior
a great earthquake in which 3,000 persons stuff. We shall recover from this blow
an ti lost their lives, and most of the sur- as we have recovered from all former
pt ill vivors left the place and founded ones. The industries of the island are
i Kingston. The growth of the new absolutely uninjured. In this and in
| Settlement lingered until a disastrous our energy lies our future hope. We
i fire in 1703 completed the destruction must work and despair not.”
Hi Hi) of Port Royal as a commercial rival, And yet the wreck of Kingston was
HW after which Kingston increased rapidly complete, fire finishing the destruction
iH Hl in size and wealth. begun by the earthquake. Not a dozen
‘| It has long been the most important buildings in the city were uninjured.
i town in the British West Indies. It had The population. was camping in the
HH a population of nearly 50,000, and parks, and in other open spaces.
| covered altogether an area of over 1,000 For the first three days there were
acres sloping to the sea on the northern fully thirty shocks and tremors, more
i | : side of a landlocked harbour capable of or less severe. Yet the people were
i accommodating the largest ships. Kings- behaving splendidly, and there was little
aii ton has frequently suffered from the panic.
in| scourge of fire. In 1780 there was a The accompanying plan, which has
i) great conflagration which lasted for two been placed at our disposal by one of
i | days and a night, and did great damage. the Elder Dempster Company, illus-
| In 1843 fire laid waste a great part of trates the position of our property
ia the city. In 1862 another fire devas- in Kingston. We are informed that
{ i tated the commercial centre, and twenty while the damage extended for several
) years later 577 houses were wiped out miles around Kingston town and _ har-
a | by a fire which destroyed property esti- bour, the most serious harm was done
Hi | mated at over £150,000, and rendered within a certain “fire.zone,” which may
iii 6,000 persons homeless. In 1903 the be roughly indicated on the plan by a
| island was visited by a terrific hurricane triangle, which has the parish church
a which caused a serious loss to trade and_ or cathedral as its apex.
| | revenue. In this crisis an appeal was made A relief committee, formed by the
a to the home Churches, and the sum of ministers of religion, has established a
i £500 was raised. The losses extended free food depot in the south part of the
| through the whole island,, and sorely racecourse, where from 8,000 to 10,000
1 | taxed the energy and liberality of the people are living in the open air or in
: t Rev. F. Bavin, his colleagues, and our booths covered with banana leaves and
if people in Jamaica. coco-nut boughs. The weather was
iif The earthquake has destroyed Kings- fine, but it was impossible for the people
W ton only, but the disaster nevertheless to return to their homes, as they were
1} is more serious and thorough. Later declared dangerous by competent
ai | cablegrams, however, reported that the engineers.
i | people were hopeful, and confidence The article we publish from the Rev.
1 was returning. Local feeling was ad- Walter Hall is useful in throwing light
At mirably summed up in the following on the actual scene, as it is from the
extract from an article in the pen of one so recently in Jamaica.
1 “ Gleaner”: Mr. Hall’s humane regret is that he
“The blow has been terrible. Just is not there now to succour and
| when we were talking of returning minister to the afflicted and homeless
|| prosperity the hand of adversity again Christians.
| touched us, and once more we are called The special correspondent of the
a upon to fight our way forward. We will “Times” says: “The number of the
do so. We will build Kingston again, dead is not known, probably never will
| and, with God’s help, will build it better. be known.» Within a week of the dread-
“| We have not received a set-back for ful event 600 bodies had been recovered
et another fifty.-years, as some are saying. and buried, but this does not represent
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half the mortality. . . . And allthis noted episode in the history of the
misery, and the misery yet to come, are colony.”
the outcome of a single tremor, which He then describes the happy féte day.
has affected but three pores in the of January 14th, through the visit of so
entire island, and which, had it not been many members of the Cotton-growing
for the handiwork of man, would have Association, under Sir Alfred Jones,
left no trace behind it, would have the party only arriving on the 11th:
destroyed the life of neither man nor The earthquake was preceded by a
beast, and would have been a scarce- strong, rushing wind, but no one could!
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| Impressions of Kingston

i | have dreamed it was the harbinger of good behaviour of. the people. A few

iH | such a visitation.* At the very moment women uttered shrill laments, and waved

| (half-past three) the Cotton Conference _ their arms, but_the vast majority kept

Wh was in session, and a paper was being their heads. The body of Sir James

i read on “Seedling Canes.” “Suddenly al wat ene ernenee under a

Hi Hi there came the fierce note of the earth- <= tas 4 é ae y em

a | ; ke. The sound was very loud, and HG) Se Serta iota Shae roe

iH lt ug VES VSEY. PE Stas overwhelmed. The ‘ Port Kingston’ was

il had a personal and vindictive quality in turned into a floating hospital. Sir

ini it, as of some savage animal which had = Alfred Jones, on behalf of the Elder

i}, grasped the earth in its jaws, and was Dempster Company, publicly announced

ai shaking it to and fro with a noise half that the ship, and all it contained, were
i} growl and half roar. The walls rattled at the disposal of the injured. Scores

Hy and shook ; objects fell from the walls of victims were at once carried on board.
i and ceiling; the chairman and his chair Meanwhile great columns of smoke
| were overthrown upon the platform. began to rise from various parts of the
i} . . . By this time the earthquake was town—proof that fire, the terrible and
ih over. How long it lasted I do not know. inevitable sequel of earthquake, had
| The duration of the shock has been put gained the mastery.”

Hi as high as three minutes. It was pro- The news about our own churches is
1) bably much less. as yet scanty, and we must refer our
1 “Tt was impossible not to notice the readers to the Foreign Secretary's
it | SS oe Re a ee Notes ty san. connection “with which
i | * See 1 Kings xix. 11.—" A sreat and strong wind rent the space will be reserved to the latest
i mountains: . . . . . and after the wind an earthquake : :

i | . . after the earthquake a fire.” moment.

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1 Impressions of By

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iy Kingston. WALTER HALL.
| | REACHED Kingston a few months The residential part is to the north of
Ay | after the disastrous cyclone of the city, away from the sea, on the
ii | 1903, and left there in November [iguanea Plain—the centre, in Jamaica’s
i} last. Earthquakes in the West Indies palmy days, of the sugar industry. Out
ay eee oe almost daily ne But ine of this wide stretching plain, and about
1 | shocks on January 14th were evidently i} ob extraordinary violence: y) It isates us. mn Mountain: R hich
\ ported that some of the most substantial MAJesic Hus Onntan aOR) ee

| buildings in the city have been wrecked. has given its name to the world-famous
1] And if it be true that the Jamaica Col- coffee grown upon it.

By lege and the Mico Training College for The streets of Kingston are on the
} | Teachers are among the number, it in- New York plan, the main streets run-
a} dicates that the destruction may prove ming north and south from the water
i to be more widespread than is now front to the extremities of the city;
i apparent, for both the colleges named other streets, running east and west,

| are on the outskirts of the city. crossing them at right angles. Conse-

|| Commercial operations are chiefly quently the buildings are in right-an-
carried on within easy access of the sea. gular blocks, and are divided sometimes
i] Kingston has pressed its wharves and by the narrowest of streets, across
a warehouses down to the very edge of which the flames would easily stretch
i the magnificent harbour which bears its their fiery arms.
| name. For the most part these are If an unfavourable wind were blow-
built of wood and native lumber, so that ing, and the fire originated at the
|| what were spared by the earthquake wharves, it would hardly be possible to
| -would be quickly devastated by the fire. cope with it before it had ravaged the
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five or six huge blocks which stand be- lives seem to have been lost, should not
tween the harbour and the public gar- be confounded with Newcastle, where
‘dens, three-quarters of a mile from the the white troops are stationed. The
water-front. In that case the principal latter is eight miles from Kingston, and
‘churches, public buildings and banks overlooks the city from the brow of one
must have inevitably ee of the hills in the Blue Mountain
King Street is the main avenue, which Range, 5,000 feet above sea level.
runs north and south. It is sixty-five “The Camp,” as it is popularly known,
feet wide, and about three-quarters of is situated on the plain two miles to the
a mile in length. If the fire originated north of the city, and is mainly occupied
on only one side of this street, probably by black troops. The barracks enclosed
its area would be restricted to the east on three sides a large rectangular drill
or west of the city as the case might be. ground. White officers are invariably
Half-past three in the afternoon is a_ stationed at “ The Camp” in charge of
quiescent hour in Kingston. The daily the West India Regiment.
breeze—commonly known as ‘ The doc- Bishop’s Lodge, the Kingston house
(EES |
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East Street Chapel, Kingston. Completely destroyed.
tor’—which springs up from the sea of the Archbishop of the West Indies,
about ten am. would probably have and the Church of England Theological
died down, while the evening land College are within a stone’s throw of
breeze would scarcely have sprung up. “The Camp.” The residence of the
But it is clear that a misfortune of Rev. F. Bavin is half a mile away.
greater magnitude even than the cyclone An immediate result of the earth-
ef 1903 has befallen the country, and quake, as far as the negro population is
that missionary enterprise in Kingston concerned, would be uncontrollable
and the island generally has received panic. The negro is nothing if he is
another serious check. If reports be not emotional and superstitious. But he
_true as to the area of the fire, churches is readily amenable to discipline, and a
belonging to the following denomina- kind but firm hand will ensure better
tions must have been destroyed: Wes- order than was possible under the
leyans, Free Methodists, Baptists, Con- different racial conditions at San
gregationalists, and Anglicans. Francisco.
The military camp, where so many I can conceive of nothing more dis-
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i} [| tressing to the Jamaica negro than such I fear, however, that a great amount
iH) | a visitation as this, fraught as it is with of real distress is inevitable, and it is
i | grave economic. possibilities. The to be hoped that immediate steps will
iH Ih island had not fully recovered from the be taken by the Jamaica Government,
WT effects of the cyclone in 1903. If the backed by private subscriptions from
Wi cultivations of the people have seriously England and America, to feed the
i suffered, and there is a lack of “bread hungry and house the homeless. In this
HH kind,” as the local food products are task, [ am sure that the missionary
il called, then the calamity is appalling. societies will not be behind in rendering
i Fortunately the medical service is their most valuable aid.
ln efficient, if it is not adequate; and tem- The first church rebuilt in Kingston
Hi porary help rendered by the subsidized will command the religious life of the
ii medical officers from the country dis- new city. If we are late in the field
op tricts may be all that is needed. we shall lose what hold we have.
| Sse sJe sSe
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| Weta es The good news reported a special service was held in the chapel.
| PARK’S — to us last month about Mr. Later, Christmas gifts were dispensed
a See: Park’s legacy has been to the more worthy, and in the after-
iy confirmed by the solicitors of his noon there was a feast and games for
i? estate. No particulars were furnished the school children. No one need take
| in the official letter beyond the fact that alarm at the word “ feast”! It was Christ-
iF the legacy was “free of duty.” tian in form, quantity and spirit. On
We knew Mr. Park many years ago. the Thursday afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
1} No one was more regular than he at the Griffiths had the students to tea. A
it Sunday morning service in Abbey Vil- very gracious act. Clearly there had
i) lage Chapel, Withnell, and no one more been a pronounced Christian atmos-
wf reverent and earnest in attention. For phere on our station in celebrating the
a sketch of Mr. Park’s life we beg to great festival commemorating the new
| refer our readers to the “Free Method. “peace on earth and goodwill among
|| ist” of January 24th. men.” This is a fact in which we
if The legacy is a munificent one, and greatly rejoice.
| as timely as munificent. It will, how- Dear old Thomas Shakala has paid
ever, be a fatal mistake for any of our a visit to the old station, which I judge
if friends to suppose that there is now no he has not visited since the long-ago
1 need for an urgent and liberal response days of Mr. Wakefield. He and Mr.
i on their part to our missionary income. Griffiths had not met for twelve years ;
SH) This legacy does not exonerate any of it was a happy meeting to them both.
us from one iota of responsibility. Mr. Lory spent Christmas Day at
1 Several of our mission stations are dis- Mazeras, and greatly enjoyed his short
i tinctly understaffed, and one or two of visit, and returned to his work refreshed
i our mission institutions are not ade- and inspired. He very much re-
quately equipped. [See “Notes” in last gretted his recall from the Tana; now
month’s issue.] It is a noble sum, and he feels it was the right thing, and
reverently and devoutly we give God greatly appreciates the action of the
HT thanks. The legacy has lifted a night- officers in recalling him. I wish that
1 mare of burden off the mind and heart all our friends would take to heart the
a of the officers. significance of the following sentence
Rica Recent letters from Africa in Mr. Lory’s latest letter: “I am long-
AFRICA describe a very Happy ing to see plenty of men on our staff
STATIONS: Christmastide at Mazeras. in East Africa. Neither Mr. Griffiths
i In the early morning of Christmas Day (nor any one else) can do half the work .
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he would when working by himself.” REv. W. E. SOOTHILL.—In replying to
Profoundly true; but there is the letters in which we had put strong pres-
health side as well to be taken into sure on him about expenditure, he says:
account! “We cannot dismiss a single pastor, we
. have not enough for our circuits; can-
OUR URGENT Mand Alte anes a not close up places we have opened,
RDUCATION- t i the T sae hh that would be discreditable to the Chris-
ALIST ! BE aoe a Tyenne GF ina tian name. Cannot shut down our edu-
It is, however, impossible, no matter how cational work, Wh ially at this ae
able and willing our good friends may Aas eee ay Fao oat PAE
be (and they are both) they cannot do GOWP 3S Deyo y P ave aoe
the work urgently needing to be done. oe ENG ve MG aes ‘daa OE gael
Surely there must be someone in our male an Loe aes ee wee eee ead
Churches with the needful training and *© ee eae Mrs SoothiPe ‘i a
knowledge to take up the important 8'@V© (ea , Pohow eeneue Forel at
work of our Training Institute. The Missiox =o Gaui ee ee
thirst for knowledge is not confined to pou Caeebals .
China, nor the need for trained and ee pS COPiHe oe aoneere ee
well-equipped native agents, teachers eee a Ne i fully?
and evangelists. the problem earnestly, prayerfully :
CHINA NinGcpo.—The report now our We are earnestly wishful
MISSION. to hand of the results of LONDON. oy that our friends keep their
Mr. Lyttle’s examination in the first engagement books clear
language course of study shows that for our London Missionary Anniver-
he has been not only a diligent student, sary. Missionary Sunday will be April
but an efficient one as well. He 28th, and the missionary meetings,
has done well. We very heartily con- afternoon and evening, will be held the
gratulate him on his success. day following (April 29th) in the City
Dr. JONES.—The Rev. J. W. Heywood Temple. The chair in the afternoon
reports himself and staff as being well, will be taken by Mr. John Lewin, C.C,,
and also a graceful and generous gift J.P., Nottingham, and in the eyo by
by Dr. Jones. Inside the main entrance Mr. John Godfrey, C.C., J.P., Notting-
of our mission premises Dr. Jones has ham. : 5
had erected, at his own cost, a “ Watch- ‘The approaching London anniversary
man’s Lodge.” This “Lodge” not only Will be a memorable one in the history
gives a finish to our mission buildings, of our Churches. It will close a period
but also supplies a distinct need. We in our Denominational life which holds
very warmly thank Dr. Jones for his the beginnings and development of
gift. some of the most glorious of our enter-
WENCHOW.—Mrs. Soothill has ad- Ptises, both for God and humanity.
dressed a very important letter to the 0â„¢me will recall this meeting, others
L.M.A., which we have forwarded to that of past days, and speak of
the Secretary, Mrs. Vivian. In a letter ae ass ErOneusy a Ke to pe
to ourselves, in which she says: “This is orgotten. _ rN ca ree Bran
not-for the printer,” there is one obser- Meetings in the past, grand in every
vation which we cannot refrain from Way; but the last of the historic period
quoting. After referring to the work Should rise in point of feeling and
at Wenchow, in the cheerful and opti- Power and generosity above them all.
mistic terms in which she ever writes, God has Seneca Hunes for us; let
she says: “The women’s work needs all S_do great things for Him, :
I have asked for—and more. I do my _.Particulars of the meetings will be
little best, but it is not enough, nor do S!ven next month.
I know how much longer I can keep jamaica We have -received a letter
on.” What then! Is all this work to EARTHQUAKE. from our superintendent,
drop? It is easy to say, “No,” and_ the Rev. R. H. McLaughlin. We were
feel it, and mean it. But listen to words — glad to receive it, but it was with “ fear
from Mr. Soothill. and trembling” that we opened it. The
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i newspaper reports had prepared us for necessities as generously and as
ail the receipt of heart-rending news, but promptly as possible.
| the personal element in Mr. McLaugh- LATEST NEWs.—Since our notes
ia] lin’s letter gives his account of the went to press we have received a further
ey terrible catastrophe a more vivid and letter from the Rev. R. H. McLaughlin.
Wi lurid touch. As we read his letter we It is mainly confirmatory of previous in-
iH felt almost to be looking at the sad formation. He reports that he had
Ul scene with our own eyes. visited Kingston, and found that our
The city of Kingston was entirely East Street Church was in ruins, also
Hy destroyed. The dead were lying in the Rev. W. Griffith’s house. The re-
i i heaps, warehouses and public offices ports from the various circuits confirm
HH simply collapsed, burying merchants, his fears. Seven chapels (names above)
i| officials and clerks alive. Following hard are so seriously damaged as not to be
ae on the earthquake was an outbreak of safe for the holding of services. Some
at fire, which raged for more than twelve will have to be taken down and rebuilt.
4 hours! What the earthquake left the Mr. McLaughlin then ‘says:
| fire consumed—“ more than half the “Tt is with profound thankfulness
i city.” The dead were being buried in that I am able to state that so far as I
i trenches, or burned with fire. The scene have been able to ascertain, only two
i was indescribable! Thousands of peo- of our members are numbered with the
a ple are homeless and helpless. dead.” We are indeed thankful to hear
i THE FATE OF OUR Mission.—Kings- this. He speaks highly of the work of
a ton Church reported to be absolutely the relief committee. but _ pleads
| destroyed. Allman Hill, Belmont, Miz- earnestly for assistance for the poor of
pah, Mount Regale, Rock River, Gor- the Churches. H. T. C.
j | don Town, Stony Hill, Enfield, and mi a ee
a Brown’s Hall badly damaged. This is io & =
q a e list. oes METHODIST POEM
ii ERSONAL NOTE.—“ Our little town
1 i of Richmond has been reduced to COMPETITION.
ii ashes,” says Mr. McLaughlin, “but no T gives us pleasure to call attention
a loss of life. The mission-house is | to particulars of a missionary prize-
nf slightly injured, but we have received poem Competition, which will be
no personal injury.” For this we give found below.
| Oe Puttos OF THE SITUATION.— PLYMOUTH ve q a oo
I} TOS “ ee offered or missionar
| Mr. McLaughlin recognizes that by the PRIZES FOR hymns, odes or palleds,
| decision of the last Assembly they can- MISSIONARY under the following condi-
not look for, nor expect, from the home tions:
Churches the same measure of help as 1. Any poem sent in must be an
in past years. The pathos of the situa- original composition not hitherto pub-
tion cannot be denied. The needs of qjched P
the people will be far in excess of their ‘Th 1 puke t tect
Hy) means, and says our friend: “We feel. ad t he: Beane i at e fs fo JEC
i confident that what can be done to help 18.024" te ee eS eee Mer cOr cee
us will not be left undone.” Of course, ™/SS!02DS:
Groiire conhilent: _ 3. ._The composer must be a Method-
To us it would be little less than pro- ist of one or other of the branches of
fane at this juncture to discuss the Methodism, and must have either been
‘|| policy of rebuilding thé destroyed and orn, or for five years have resided, in
damaged chapels. We cannot dismiss, Devonshire for the one prize, in Corn-
i however, the destitution and: terrible wall for the other. :
| : consequent sufferings of the people. . 4. Poems presented for the competi-
These have a claim of their own, and tion should reach the Rev. W. H. Find- 2
I we earnestly hope and plead that ac- lay, Wesleyan Mission House, 17 Bish-
cording to the measure of our ability opsgate Street Within, London, E.C,,
| we shall respond to these personal not later than March 31st, 1907. Each
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poem should be signed with a nom de donor of the prizes; the Rev. H. E. :
plume, and should be accompanied by a Teoh chairman of the pevcnpers |
sealed envelope having the nom de and Piymouth District; the Rev. W. H.
plume outside, and containing the name Findlay, General Secretary, W.M.M.S.

f and address of the composer. The decision of the judges shall on all
5. If two compositions sent in for points be final.
either prize are adjudged of equal merit, 7. The prize poems shall become the
the prize may be divided between the property of the Wesleyan Missionary
two. Society, which shall also have the right
6. The judges in the competition to publish any other of the poems sent
will be: R. W. Perks, Esq., M.P., the in.
sSJe Se Se
On the By
Watch-Tower. THE EDITORS.
MISSIONARY STUDY. ek chee pr > oe
E insert an || : ok
W article this ; ; ?
month on " : » ire is
this important subject. a pi as cai Sana
The Y.C.M.U. and Ss. (Famer © mete ee j
S.V.M.U. are doing an ewe Ae a 4 !
excellent work. They SS ae ea
are not avowedly seek- seascsgr PMN Ea =
ing to enlarge the A a ey ee ee |
exchequer of any ie — eet :
society ; but the trend oS ee SN ee
of all serious study eesa ays be oe Nj a | :
will be in that direc- | c=) = - (hese: 2. aan ||
tion, No man can |e 7S ae hy oy 7 ie gee ae Ned
really know without |(geMieh |) Se 5 ae a
can sympathize with- | sa i J a gd
out HL INOUE WEN OAS The Temple of the Sun, Pekin; where the (See page 59.)
tributing to his own Emperor of China makes his Ceremonial. offerings.
society. (From the article * The Man and the Message.” By F. A. McKenzie, ~
in the February ‘‘ Sunday Strand.’’)
WHAT AMERICA DOES. ‘ : a
The course outlined so well by Mr. respondence with the office. Crayons.
Hemmens is good. But commend us _ suitable for the drawing of pictures in
to the U.S.A. for thorough-going devo- the class will be provided—in fact,
tion to a scheme, however humble and_ everything but the brains and hearts,
trivial it may seem. The smallest detail lips and fingers of the expected students.
seems to take the combined attention —which, like many a missionary, they
of a whole staff. Nothing is small! see “coming in thousands.” We have
We make these remarks because we something to learn from our cousins as
have received an elaborate programme to “ push and enterprise.” We wonder if
issued by the Young People’s Mission- we can give them a wrinkle in “ tact,”
ary Movement of New York. On the
front is a watch pointing to the hour of THE NATIONAL COUNCIL.
eight: “It is time for mission study.” To a Free Churchman this title needs
The four-page circular is profusely no further narrowing. He knows well
illustrated with diagram and portrait, what it means. He cannot help it. -
and its letterpress is full of hint and And when to its many-sided effort the
suggestion. It commends text-books, Council added foreign missions, we
: gives helps to leaders, and invites cor- rejoiced and were glad. It was in-
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Ht evitable: and it has come. In keeping story of his work is before the world.
Ht with this side of the work we note that What reader of these words has not
ni ‘tthe annual reception of missionaries has read his autobiography, published first
al just been held at the Memorial Hall. in 1889, and the popular edition in 1891?
i} It is stated that there were representa- In the concluding pages he speaks
Hh tives from every missionary society. thus:
| Addresses were given by the President, “When pleading the cause of mis-
eh the Rev. J. Scott Lidgett, M.A, the sions I have often been accused of
ia Rev. F. B. Meyer, Dr. Horton, and being a man of one idea. Sometimes
| i others. I have thought this came from the lips
1 F of those who had not even one idea,
Hi DR. PATON, OF THE NEW HEBRIDES. unless it were how to kill time and save
|) The outstanding fact of the month of _ their own skin.
ak January was the death of the revered “T have been to the New Hebrides
ny again since my return to
i SE EE. Britain. The whole inhabitants
! | Se a were there to welcome me, and
HT SS my procession to the old Mis-
j : oe sion House was more like the
i j |e Aa triumphal march of a conqueror
af ae ; Seca a ees Cae
i) pay 2 a than that of a humble mission-
iit ee N ary. . Every service of the
1 Ce yy Br Church, as described in. this
We sii ilaieaeeds, a, ema Sere book, was fully sustained by
He Sees Be ad 3 Ot ee the native elders and teachers,
a Dk et alam 8 = and the occasional visit of an
he } ty Sie ©. <1 «ordained missionary. Aniwa is
1 Bee ges ee kp gee land. Jesus has
Vh eC es » 4 +taken possession, never again
a Gy 28 iid lt Se ee eK to amie those shores. Cisey,
i} es. ae Bees glory to His blessed Name!
ve i 7 Alga a ad. ale Lee “Reader, fare thee well.
a s Bg) SENET es age mane Thou hast companied with me,
nt Meee ip oe eas not without some little profit, I
|| EL NAAR DRE Ae FOL
4 | tee Ee hee eas trust, through these pages.
| q ge a a . . . In your life and in mine
ra ; Bp ch oe eae a ; there is at least one last chap-
i We or ee ter, one final scene, ayaee us
Bu WS i sk sear ahh -—God our Father knows where
a i age LN eg AA and how! By His grace I will
i! CE Set an em live out that chapter, I will pass
H Ce eee : through that scene, in the faith
4\ daaseat eee eR ay and hope of Jesus, who has
Al RE ee ak > sustained me until now. As you
| ee close this book go alone before
1 Rev. J. G. Paton, D.D, your Saviour, and pledge your-
At self upon your knees by His
A | missionary, the Rev. J. G. Paton, D.D., help and sympathy to do the same. And
Ae in his eighty-third year. Like Dr. let me meet you, and let us commune
di Rainy, he died in Australia. Born at with each other again, in the presence
|| Kirkmahoe, near Dumfries, in early and glory of the Redeemer. Fare thee
{i manhood he laboured as a city mission- well!”
1] ary in Glasgow. In 1857 he was licensed NIGERIA.
At as a preacher of the Gospel, and on “The Colonial Office has just pub-
March 23rd, 1858, he was ordained as a_ lished a long Report on Northern
| missionary for the New Hebrides. He Nigeria, by Sir F. Lugard, the late
ah laboured where the feet of John Geddie High Commissioner, who has done’ so
| and John Inglis had trodden, and the much to make it what it is—the most
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promising of all our tropical possessions but a specimen, what a responsibility
in Africa. There are, it should be Britain has! May we be equal to it! |
explained, two Nigerias—a Southern The greater the privileges handed to the
Nigeria, the coast district, which we native races the more will they need the
used to call Lagos and the Oil Rivers; leavening influence of the Gospel of
and a Northern Nigeria, which stretches _ Christ.
from Dahomey to the Kameroons, and THE KINGSTON EARTHQUAKE.
from the fetish country at the back of in ie “PurbleCel meh
Lagos to Lake Chad, the Upper Sene- Tr fee fer = pe eterett pt coruaty,
gal, and the French Soudan, a_ vast f a h bee a DEZe OF VO Eup cae
territory one-third the size of British eal the | ee Pocn), : ML. Pans VEIN,
India, with a population of over eight ceune ee the recent appalling earth-
millions. When this territory was taken WAKE at iAingston.
over from the Niger Company. in 1898 ;
only two provinces out of the fourteen HOME TRUTHS: ABOUT. (MISSIONARIES.
into which Nigeria is now divided had That well-conducted magazine, “ The
been brought in any real sense under Sunday Strand,” is rendering a useful
British influence, and its further develop- purpose in a series of articles by Mr.
ment has been almost entirely the work F. A. McKeuzie, with this title. . The
of the twentieth century and of the late’ first appears in the February number.
High Commissioner and his assistants. It is well illustrated, and warmly appre-
He has brought under British influence ciative of what missionaries have done
a territory which must be equal in area in the lands in which the writer has
to the presidency of Madras. Through- travelled. Take the following:
cut this vast area he has put down the “T believe in foreign missions! I
slave trade, and, though the institution believe in them as an essential part of
of slavery still exists, has put it within living Christianity, because life involves
the power of every slave to obtain his growth, and the Church which is not a
freedom; and he has divided it into missionary Church is dead. I. believe
fourteen provinces, each with a resident in them, too, because of what I have
and its system of local government and seen of the lives and the records of the
taxation.” representatives of the Churches in
With such progress as this, and it is distant lands.”
Jo sSe Seo
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Methodist New By
Cc e Mi 5 e G. PACKER, i
OnHe X101) 1SS10NS. Secretary.
HE field now occupied is North headquarters, and they were the first to
al China. Missions have been organize regular Christian work in that
started and carried on in Ireland, great city. Since then the work has
Australia and Canada, but are now spread north and south, and the area
united with the general Methodist work now occupied stretches from the Yellow
of these countries. The greatest suc- River to the Great Wall. The stations,
cess was achieved in the Dominion of where the missionaries reside, are:
Canada, and when surrendered in the Tientsin, Tang Shan, and Yung Ping
interests of Methodist Union, our mis- Fu, in the province of Chihli, and Chu
sion had 241 chapels, 86 ministers, 8,312 Chia Tsai and Wu Ting Fu in the
members and probationers, and congre- province of Shantung. There are 213
gations numbering in the last return centres of evangelistic work, and the
32,688. Gospel is regularly preached in more
The China Mission was founded in than 500 towns and villages. We have
1860 by the Revs. W. N. Hall and J. eleven English missionaries, or, count-
Innocent. Tientsin* was made their ing the wives of those married, twenty ;
~* Probably 1,000 miles north of Ningpo.—Eds. +~=-«- SIXty-nine native pastors and evange-
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if lists, eighty-four local or occasional thoroughly grounded in the truth of the
a preachers, ten women workers, and Gospel. The faith and heroism of these
; forty-four teachers. The members and men were thoroughly tested, and with

iE probationers numbered in the last re- conspicuously satisfactory results, in the

i turn 4,372, being an increase on the _ terrible persecutions of the Boxer up-

| year of 362. heaval in 1900; for it so happened that

i] One of the most important develop- all our Churches were in the very heart
a ments was started over thirty years ago of the storm.

Aly in the building of a Training Institute The medical work was commenced
i for native preachers. It' was soon re- nearly thirty. years ago, and is still ex-
i] cognized, apart from the question of tending. So ignorant of all pertaining
| economy, or the difficulties of the lan- to health are the Chinese that here is
guage, that the Chinaman was the true room for boundless expansion. The
preacher to the Chinese, able to present. medical missionary might well be sus-

Hy the Gospel in the most persuasive way, tained by the simple plea of enlightened
i] and to take from it all appearance of its humanitarianism. But it is with the
a} being an exotic. The men trained have further view of paving the way for the
been most successful, and it is to be Gospel that he becomes an important
iP borne in mind that their Christianity agent of the missionary society. And
i is.no thin veneer, but reaches to the in the many thousands of cases treated
1) very root and every fibre of their being. by our doctors every year, the Gospel
i Beginning to learn in the primary appeal, frequently accompanied with
schools, passing thence to the secondary, suitable literature, is directly addressed
F from which they are transferred to the to each. Medical work is now carried
Training Institute, and after four or on in four out of the five principal
| five years there, undergoing a still further centres. The largest work is at Chu
probation for four years while engaged Chia Tsai, where we have a hospital
| in evangelistic work, they are with wards for men and women, dis-
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pensary, waiting-rooms and all needful propriate surroundings, and under com-
apparatus. At Yung Ping Fu we have petent teachers, study together the
a convenient dispensary, with a hospital Word of God. It is hoped these classes
block which presently will be largely will supply us with an abundance of
extended. In this city, and at the other unpaid helpers, and the sincerity of the
extreme of the mission, Wu Ting Fu, men is seen in that they bear them-
it is proposed to build “ Martyrs’ selves the larger part, indeed, nearly the }
Memorial” hospitals, and suitable sites whole, of the expense entailed.
have been purchased. Memorial tablets More has been done of late than was
have been placed in chapels where the possible in the earlier years for the
martyrs perished in 1900, but hospitals evangelization of the women. At Chu
in two of the localities where the fires Chia Tsai we have a large school for
of persecution raged most fiercely will | girls, with pupils under daily instruc-
be more useful; and will be an illustra- tion in industrial work, and in Christian
tion of the Gospel principle exempli- truth. We have a fully-qualified lady
fied in the life of many surviving mem- as principal, and another ‘has recently
bers of our Churches that good should gone out to conduct Bible classes for
be returned for evil. women, to visit Chinese women in the
A recent development likely to have seclusion of their own homes, and to
great practical value is the holding of select and train suitable converts to be- -
winter classes in several centres for the come evangelists for their own sex.
systematic instruction of men selected Similar work is being attempted on a
from the country Churches. In agri- smaller scale in the other centres, for
cultural communities the winter brings it is felt that to attack idolatry in the
pause in the busiest life, and it cannot home is to attack it in its strongest
but be of advantage for men newly citadel, and the extensive conversion of
turned from dumb idols to serve the Chinese women would usher in the
living God, to be able to leave their dawn of a brighter day for their
homes for a month or so, and amid ap-_ country.
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| | The widespread influence of mission which would leave a balance in hand
i work is seen in the new China of to- of over £4,000 after all debts were paid.
i | day. There are new developments on ‘The property in China, missionary
Ht every hand, and China is awakening houses, Institute, hospitals, etc, is of
if from the torpor of ages. We have this’ the net value of dbout 416,000. This
| I information from statesmen, soldiers, will be speedily increased by develop-
Wi diplomats, merchants and_ travellers ments for which preparation is being
Hi I alike; but the new conditions could made.
HH never have arisen, or even if they had Our need to-day is as much men as
Hi arisen, they would certainly never have money. We have no longer to pray for
i | been tolerated, but for the faithful work “open doors” ; doors innumerable stand
ii} of missionaries. When China comes to invitingly open; we want consecrated
il) its own in the large place it is bound men to enter them. With two men
ve to occupy in the future history of the coming home this year on furlough, our
i} world, it will be realized, perhaps for staff will be terribly shorthanded. We
hh the first time, how epoch-making have ought to send out more men and women
Hi been the humble labours of the early to reap fields now white unto harvest,
He missionaries of the cross. 5 and our prayer is that fresh labourers
hh - Our China Mission has an income may be raised up and thrust forth by
averaging 45,500; it ought to be at the overmastering power of Christ’s
ip least 47,000. We have invested funds constraining love.

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i Other Fields. THE EDITORS.
if “IN PERILS.” ol paratively civilized country the mission-
a UCH of. the romance of mission ary is “held up” by robbers. Such a
aE work has been connected with fate befell the Rey. C. H. Stileman and
1] | the dangers that meet those his wife, in Persia. In the early hours
he who go to labour in the foreign field. of a fateful Friday they started on a
Hit It is not often, however, that in acom- journey to Ispahan; but, passing along
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a dried river bed, they were confronted hearts of those who are telling the story
with half a dozen muffled and armed of Jesus to the despised Miao tribes.
robbers. Quickly the work of pillage Mr. Curtis continues in “China’s Mil-
was commenced, no tenderness being lions” the story of his itinerary. One
‘shown ene ee only nee picture of a Sunday’s services is delight-
Ree a ee Real ii 4 iene see ful. Two years ago hardly one of the
Ree Nae Chats people had heard of Jesus, and now—so
the peace-messengers to proceed on i Fe + Shee eben
their journey. The experience was by 8°°S 21S eae RSET cats esa hner waste oe e
no means pleasant, but, as Mr. Stileman â„¢orming about 800 were present for a
says: prayer-meeting. After breakfast, over
While they were busy with the camels my 1,000 people payieces oe d's ae |
wife and I took the opportunity of having 230 met together at the Lords lable.
prayer together, reminding ourselves that Then followed eight days examining
though outwardly in the hands of the robbers candidates and baptizing such as were
Henly nee uy in the hands of our judged worthy. Here are the numbers
: of baptisms on each of the days: 201,
All friends of missions will be glad 131, 152, 95, 108, 142, 128, 12—total,
- to know that these workers of the Qg69. Then came a sacramental service
Church Missionary Society are safe. for all who had joined the Church, and
nearly 1,200 were present—standing,
THE BIBLE AND THE HAREM. for there was no room for seats. Only
Writing in the American “Missionary “@. esas eco ae ae
Herald,” one who knows the East with what a id. © q Phe € Soe
intimately draws attention to the: oft- Beate Boe : ence
noticed fact that Christianity swiftly Truly te C felds Eon hit ae
transforms the home liter blere.are Wis: Un) 9p stes panels snake WAAe URLO
Morese harvest.
If I were asked: What is the most marked Q Q
proof of the success of missionary work? I cs
would point to the growth of a genuine
family life among those who bear the Chris- The following may be quoted in
tian name. The condition of the Armenian reply to those who disparage the results
women differed very little from that of their Ee rhOre GTCnesiOnen
: Turkish neighbours. A Turkish harem is & ss ‘
little better than a female prison, and a Hope for the elevation of the native races
genuiné home is a thing unknown to them. must depend mainly on their acceptance of
We have a good many languages in this Christian faith and morals, . . . The
country, for this is the land of Babel, but weight of evidence is in favour of the im-
ae werd sf oe is not fonean any one of proved moray re ae ection
them, tor they have not the thing. ut now the population.— south, rican ative
it is delightful to see genuine family life Affairs Commission, 1903-5.
among those who have become Christ’s. When I came back (from observing the
work of the missionaries among the Red
NEW . HEBRIDES. Indians) I wished-it had been in my power
_ Some of the last words penned by to convey my experiences to those who speak
Dr. Paton tell—in the “Moravian Mis- about the inefficacy of foreign missions. I
sion Journal”—of the work in the. think if they could. have realized but a
famous islands of the New Hebrides. tenth part of the work that had been done,
Pie eke b 1 they would understand that no more practi-
; S now number nearly 20,000. cal work, no work more productive of fruit
Twenty-seven islands have been occupied for for civilization, could exist than the work
Christ, and the Bible has been translated being carried on by the men and women
(wholly or in part) into the same number who give their lives to preach the Gospel
of languages. Heathenism still prevails in of Christ to mankind.—President Roosevelt,
many islands, however, with all the horrors 1900.
of savage warfare and cannibalism. ae 5
Missions in the South Seas generally are
A MODERN REVIVAL. by far the most pleasing result of the pre-
é : ae i sence of white men, and those in Samoa are
‘The revival among the aborigines in the best I have ever seen.—Robert Louis
‘West China continues to gladden the Stevenson.
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: i in France. ROBERT BREWIN.
i an LAWYER once put this ques- |g
| tion to our Lord Jesus Christ: |x |
| “Who is my neighbour?” The |i a ieee
a question was answered by a story, the [pe gk. i ee i
a moral of which is that all men are ff Be ee, At ne tal
H | neighbours. Christian missions are [isles Jamu Pam ee |
i || founded upon this fact. But evensome [p= sia BO asad |
al of our neighbours live nearer to us adh s se 5 Eis HH
i} than others, and in them we may take a ff : 4
a | special interest. France is within sight [F- - a |
a of England. Onaclear sunny day one — Fie Sea See |e an
it may see the white cliffs of Calais from ff ‘ ae ep Nae a |
Ww the heights above Dover, and this seems |} = ae 3\ Ww. / “A
Ww : i : ees | (j : \i e
HT to bring the French people very near to [q- a Faas sae
if us. eens s pone Catholic, and her [J f/ \ i rs ey
ie people are, for the most part, ignorant fT /} TP, | RS
ie of the Gospel. It is said that not one [Jp yest Me 7 se
i} person in ten in that large country has — Se fia Py RY MY
| ever seen a Bible, and that not one ina ff oy eee F ei), > ut Wei
a hundred possesses one. For its popula- —f[ ge | (igen ge ¥ Ae
iI tion of thirty-eight millions of people ee ip, oe aii ey
L it has forty-one thousand popish priests, get cS po a ages
i} and only twelve hundred and forty-two Pas. 2 a oe

i Protestant pastors or evangelists. The Ge er Ce eerie Oe

1/ various Protestant missionary societies i i eee

i} working in France are greatly helped “

| } by : the British and Foreign Bible Two of the Bible Society’s Colporteurs in France..
ait Society, and this society itself employs (By permission of the British and Foreign Bible Society.)
it forty-nine colporteurs, some incidents in ;
Hf whose work will:now be stated. Testament for ourselves. The question
qi Colporteur Rousseau is an illustration you raised is a serious one.” Who can
al of the best way to deal with prejudice tell what will be the harvest of this
i] and opposition. He once spoke to a_ seed sown as it were by the wayside?

| young man of eighteen, pale and Colporteur Roche (of Cahors) once
All emaciated, who was walking with got into conversation with a gentleman

| crutches. “ He smiled saentically at my at aninn. He told him he was a col-
|i words,” says Rousseau, “which he said porteur. He answered: “Well, I am

i were stuff and nonsense. Three other happy to bear testimony to the truth.
Hi young men soon joined us. I did my Five years ago I was attending a

i] best to persuade the cripple. ‘You say funeral in Louvain. At the gate of the
1 you prefer novels?’ said I. ‘What cemetery there stood a colporteur sell-
A good will those novels do you? Inthis ing New Testaments. I. bought one,
iW Book you will find joy and peace.’ I which I read several times. Last year

i| spoke with all my heart and soul, but I suffered from rheumatism for many
Wy he remained cold. One of the young months. Then I learned to know the
| men bought a New Testament, and I Divine Book. The doctor who visited
Hl left them. An hour afterwards, at the me said, ‘I have had many rheumatic

other end of the village, I met them patients, but I never found in any the

| all again. They were looking for me, peace and resignation you have mani-
| and the cripple was foremost. ‘Ah, fested. My secret,” said the traveller,

. here you are!’ they said. ‘We are “was the daily reading of the New
{| happy to find you. We have thought Testament.” : a

| over what you have said, and we each One of the agents, named Desbiot,
| desire to procure a copy of the New is a man of great tact and strong com-
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mon sense. In commending the New her death the husband said to me, ole
Testament to a cold and unsympathetic you only knew what good you have
audience, he said, “If you want to know done to my poor wife! Your words of |
whether an apple is good, you bite it. faith uplifted her, and caused her
Well, will you taste my book? Listen anxiety and anguish to vanish. She
to this verse, ‘Come unto Me all ye departed, calmly and trustfully leaning
that labour and are heavy laden, and I on her Saviour.” |
will give you rest’ Take the Book “Tet your speech be always with |
yourself ; open it at random and judge.” grace, seasoned with salt,” is a wise say- |
A New Testament was purchased. ing. The “salt” of Colporteur Pantel, |

Another of these brave workers say$: of Marseilles, once proved very useful |
“Tn an isolated farmhouse I found a_ to his speech. He had offered a Bible
New Testament which had been bought to an old man, who angrily replied,
in 1859. It had never left the house “Wine is my god.” “ Indeed,” said |
lest it should not be returned. Its owner Pantel, “then let me tell you you have
is seventy-four years of age. He said, not imitated your god.” “What do you
‘My dear wife found peace to her soul mean?” the old man inquired. “Well,”
through this Book. She departed from said Pantel, “wine becomes better as it
us, saying, ‘Au revoir!’ and from that grows old, while you, as you have grown
time we have never forgotten to read old, have become more wicked.” The
the Book which gives us the assurance man was utterly surprised by this reply. |
of eternal life.’ ” “Took here,” he said, “I’ll buy a Bible.
A woman on her deathbed begged It is the least I can do after such an
Colporteur Rousseau (already referred answer.” And he bought one.
to) to speak plainly to her. “Speak to France has now seen the separation |
me as to one who is dying. My lungs of the Church from the State. Popery
are gone. I know my state. I am a_ isno longer supported from the national
gréat sinner!” “Much moved, I bore funds. France is free. This is the time |
a living testimony to my Saviour. She for Christians to pray for France, and
drank in my words. I prayed. She and to support by tongue and purse and |
her husband thanked me, and I left a hand the spread of evangelical truth in |
copy of the Gospel with them. After the land of our nearest neighbours.
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The Wesleyan Methodist Union for in this month’s number this short story
Social Service is a sign and a product 15 timely.
of the times. It is rendering efficient , Very gradually was the havoc of
help on urgent problems by its work, that terrible earthquake revealed. With
and also by the publication of : the cessation of shocks the survivors
i ; ; who were uninjured went out to dis-
Social Tracts for the Times. he first cover those who lay imprisoned under
and second are already issued by fallen bungalows. They worked nobly,
the Rev. C. H. Kelly. heroically, and cleat many a bleed-
; dade: : ing prisoner pinioned by beam or rafter
Wee Gambling. By Will to"the earth; or dug out men, women,
TOOKS, iML.t. and children, buried beneath their own
A Plea for Old-Age Pensions. By house-roof. Alas! many were the
Frederick Rogers. dead Ceaee 73.) i oa
a 1s sort of terrible history has been
ee i ee o the Indian yepeated in Kingston, as we ahall know
arthquare. y Frances S. Hal- when the full story is told. This little
lowes. (Feadley Brothers, Is, net.) book will well repay perusal, and is
In the light of what is so prominent daintily got up.
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i / | ig a i a ROT JOHN F. LAWIS,
HY fi ye) 4 4 ao j Young People’s
i i (ae S 4 The Coming Secretary.
] eee Changes in Sunday
i oe ~ — / School Methods. a
it ee jee
1 ' nage N SS I.—The
| | 1 : | Problem Stated.
il J \ooeee
Wy UCH has of late been written another; the whole time devoted to the
i MV in various periodicals on this lesson being a veritable babel of
He subject, and much remains to sounds; and the result, so far as
hy be written. This is one means of ven- imparting instruction and producing
ih tilating the subject, and by provoking definite spiritual impressions is con-
ii thought, stirring the minds-of those who cerned, is practically nil. Many have
if have not already given serious attention worked under these conditions for
1 to the matter. years, burdened with a feeling of dis-
1 By the courtesy of the editors of the appointment, until, utterly disheartened,
| MISSIONARY ECHO (which circulates they have given up in despair. Every-
| among our Sunday School officers and where you hear the same complaint,
a teachers), 1 have obtained permission “we cannot get teachers”; and in this
to introduce this subject to its readers, lament there is heard a confession of
i in the hope that many may be led to the failure of our present methods, ‘for,
i consider worthy of their attention what surely, one most important part of our
if may here be said upon a matter of work is to ¢vazu teachers.
if ee importance. We deplore, as we have long done,
Hi t has become painfully evident to a the fact that the best educated and
large number of Sunday School teachers most gifted members of our Churches
Ht and others, who have devoted many do not respond to our appeals and
1] years of their lives to this department devote themselves to work in our Sun-
4 of Christian service, that things cannot day Schools. ‘When every allowance
} much longer go on as they are. The has been made for the fact that business
failure in so many instances to retain claims to-day are such as to leave scant
|| our hold upon our young people, who leisure, and make the weekly Sabbath
drift from our schools and Churches to a day of rest in preparation for the
swell the vast multitude who practically coming week’s toil, there still remains
H ignore all Churches alike, forces upon the loud cry of the vacant teacher’s
us the question whether our present seat, and the dwindling class of scholars
i methods are in any way to blame for who have no heart to come because
i this serious leakage. While progress is they do not know whether a teacher will
I] the order of the day, and many _ be there or not. Why is not this cry
1] organizations have sought to adapt more often heeded by those who are so
i themselves to the changed conditions fully qualified to respond to it? Does
if and demands of the time, it is a fact not the answer in many cases lie in the
i that in numberless instances the Sunday conditions under which the work would
| Schools of our land are conducted in have to be done, and in the impossi-
precisely the same manner that has pre- bility under those conditions of securing
vailed for at least thirty or forty years. the results which every true teacher
| Scholars of all ages are assembled in desires? There is no pleasure in enter-
the same building, with the same cpen- ing upon any undertaking which does
ing and closing exercises. The classes not offer at least a probability that the
if are grouped on forms around the effort put forth will secure a definite
| teacher in close proximity to one and satisfactory return.
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Saved from the Ditch
Now-—while I am not blind for a ensure a deepened interest and a
moment to the immense benefit derived stronger attachment to our Sunday
from the Sunday School by uncounted Schools on the part of our young
thousands in past years—still, in view of people—a more accurate knowledge of
the present tendency in our young the Scriptures, which, alas! so many of
people to break away from the Sunday them lack, even after attending the
School at an early age, it is surely im- Sunday School for years, and also a
perative that we should seriously con- greater readiness on the part of the
sider whether any part of the blame for capable men and women in our lH
this can be traced to wrong methods: Churches to come to our help. !
and if so, whether the time has not Some of the changes necessary I
come for effecting such changes as shall propose to indicate next month.
Se Se se |
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4 PEOPLE’S By |
the Ditch. PAGE. LUCY I. TONGE. |
|

T was evening. A missionary, tired There was an orphan in the school
| with his work, sat outside his house called Ben. He was only seven years |

to enjoy the quiet and breathe the old, but he became deeply interested in
cool air now that the glare of the hot the deaf and dumb lad, and was with I
Indian day was over. All at once he him and watched him so much, that at i
was startled by a moaning and groan- last he learned to talk to him by signs, |
ing. Already it was dark, but as he and to understand all his wonderful |
was sure the sound was not far away, gestures. For instance, if he wished to |
he lighted his lantern, and went to speak of cows or oxen, he crossed his i
search for the cause. After hunting hands above his head to imitate horns:
here and there he found a big youth or of milk he imitated the action of |
lying in the ditch which surrounded the milking. For salt he put his finger to i
garden. He helped the poor fellow out the tip of his tongue. For prayer, he |
of the slush and mud and then shouted would bend his head and cover his face |
for his servant to come to him. . with his hands.

The lad taken out of the ditch looked Ben was the big boy’s favourite, for
very deplorable. Many questions were through this little interpreter he was
asked him, but the only answer they able to tell his history. He had had
could get were deep groans; or he several Hindu masters, and the last one

: moved his hands in a queer fashion had cruelly beaten him, so that he ran
which they did not understand. away, and wandered from village to |

“Take the lad to the orphanage,” said village begging: then was three days |
the missionary, “give him a bath, put without food, had fever, and lay down |
on him some clean clothes, give him a_ faint by the roadside. How he fell into |
good meal, and I will see him in the the muddy ditch he could not tell.
morning.” The dumb lad was bigger and

All this was done, and the next day stronger than anyone in the orphanage.
the missionary was greeted with a lively Sometimes he was teased, but he was
grin of gratitude. This, alas, was all always kind, and would not be provoked
that was possible. The lad could smile to anger. He was a good example, as
and laugh: but he could not say one he was always obedient, and was very
word, for he was deaf and dumb. honest.

The boys at the orphanage used to A present made this lad very happy. |
do garden and field work, and in this If money or an orange or banana were |
the new-comer helped, and soon was given to him, he would run round to |
quite at home. every hut, showing his treasure, and

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| a explaining in his curious way who was’ arms as wide as he could, and with
ih |! | | p 3 gs 2 a : : 3 pai “ ! »”
ae || | the giver of it. There were three mis- deep groans said “Ho, ho, ho!” Ben
| i sionaries at the station: one of them’ explained that he meant God was very,
me wore spectacles, another had a long very great. — oe
ahi || beard, and the third smoked, and the It was decided that the missionary
ih signs were made to show whom he with spectacles should baptize the lad
HH meant. the next Sunday. He was so delighted
it On Sunday he would ask who was that he ran to everyone to tell them in
a going to preach. It was nice in church his way. When the day came it was .
Oe | to see this poor fellow, who could not with a very joyous step he came for-
a | speak or hear, stand and kneel rever- ward to the font, when he and many
i } WH ently, or to notice his attentive face as other boys who had been heathen were
an he watched the preacher. received into the fold of Christ’s flock.
+ ay After six months he asked through The deaf and dumb boy received the
Wi Ben, why he was not baptized, making name of Luka. His heart was so full
a the sign of the cross on his forehead. of joy that though all the Christians
Wy He also pulled off his cotton coat, and had been present at his baptism, he
a pointed out that he had no name, whiie went from house to house to tell the
i other boys had a name in red cotton on good news over again and to point to
if the neck of the jacket. the name Luka now sewn on his coat.
The missionary told Ben to ask the For several years Luka worked on at
He lad why he wished to be baptized; and_ the industrial orphanage ; and everyone
uF he signed for answer that it was God’s. could see by his conduct that he lived
command. When asked what he knew to please God. At last a gentleman
he about God, he replied by pointing with took him to his house to help pull the
one finger. “Only one God,’ was his punkah. He went on steadily with his
meaning; then putting all his fingers new master for two years, then some-
together, he took up some mud, and, thing very ‘sorrowful happened. He
i forming it into a lump, threw it away had gone to post the letters, a native
| in disgust, to show he had no belief in carriage came quickly down the road, .
ip the many idol gods of the Hindus.* the man in the carriage shouted to
re il When the dumb lad was asked where TLuka—he, poor fellow, could not hear,
eit | God was, he pointed to heaven; and , was knocked down and run over. When
He tt when asked how he knew this, he put he was lifted up he was dead: but his
| || his hand on his heart. He was asked soul had gone to God, and now he is
a what God was like: he stretched his quite happy, and can join in singing and
; PT heukindusthave 33,000,000 gods ana poddesees hearing the praises of God.
Bie ER aes TO Eo Th GALE eg oi ny Z EE a i
Ee, Ronee MAS Ze j ue | g
i} A: 3 os oe s 4 i | { Roel. a
How eT Bee eee a ae
Gea te, SSM RIMM OSI NE ee ee
| School at Mabaya. a [By permission from ‘‘ The Missionary Herald.”
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Missi ‘ issionary HARRY L. HEMMENS, |
St d (Study Class Secretary, Young
d Vy. Christians’ Missionary Union.)
HE study of missions is among the _ that one’s self may be stirred also. «The
most fascinating and profitable story of the sacrifices of Christ’s mes-

: of exercises in which it is pos- sengers, and the wondrous transforma- ii
sible to engage. History records no tions wrought by the Spirit of God 1
deeds and enterprises more daring and upon the hearts and lives of degraded 1
inspiring, fiction relates no actions so savages will inevitably be followed by
heroic and incidents so thrilling, as more earnest prayer, fuller consecration,
those which have attended the con- and more whole-hearted effort. This |
quests of the cross in all ages. The increased knowledge will lead to more |
never-ending record of intrepid explora- constant study of God's Word, and will |
tion, of valiant pioneering, and of establish more firmly one’s belief in the
martyr deaths, is one that quickens and power of the Gospel. i]
elevates. If but for the pleasure and The study of missions should be pro- |
recreation afforded thereby, the study secuted, further, because it will lead to a |
of missions should be energetically pur- just appreciation of the responsibilities
sued. of Christian stewardship, and a conse-

Higher and more important reasons, quent increase of support to the mis- |
however, should move us to this work. sionary society. A potent factor in the

The present is an age of investigation, present impoverishment of the Lord’s i}
as well in the Church as outside, and treasury is the lack of knowledge con-
the missionary worker must be able to cerning the needs of the work. Defi-
move men, in order to overcome their nite mission study will accomplish much |
opposition; and to enlist their practical. in bringing the church member face to
sympathy. He must be conversant with face with the clamant need of the ii
his theme, full of detail, strong in argu- heathen world. Te |
ment, and pregnant with fact, that he Moreover, the study of missions will |
may successfully combat all resistance. lead to the devotion of life to the ser- |
The study of missions provides the best vice of Jesus Christ in fields abroad.
equipment for effectual advocacy of the Many instances could be cited wherein
world’s evangelization. participation in a study class session

And not alone that others may be has been but the prelude to faithful
moved. This study is essential in order work in other lands. This surely is the
eed ot pe A |
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io BP Mie. ar, F a |
al ol ~~ Siew) FR es iw!
Saceia SUA E Me BP Nac Be w ji a] i]
ee eae, 5 eee Fogo ENS BES ea me |

q Minera reir ult at Meet an Suet e athe SRC ae a ep SSeS ayy

Missionary Study Class.
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anh greatest and noblest of all the issues persons meeting for nine weekly ses-
Be) of this work. Men were never more sions to consider some specific portion
| i sorely needed than they are to-day, the of the mission field. These classes are
a ‘ opportunities were never so plenteous, being held with great success in various
it calls never so numerous. Here again pe of a Sete and. pot only ane
Vy, mission study will serve to enforce these q a Ses ing with rapidity, but apie
qi ssi ints, and produce practical Ay" eS ele See 60 ue
a pee. pole) P Churches through their instrumentality.
1] results. as The ideal which every missionary
| It is apparent, therefore, that mission Worker should set before him is, a study
hl study, from the fact that it gives plea- lass in his church. Admirable aids to
Hy sure, Widens knowledge, deepens prayer, the organization of classes may be
iy increases giving, and leads to consecra-_ readily obtained, and, given the neces-
aa || | tion of life, is a thing eminently to be sary enthusiasm and consecration, such
a desired. May we not assert that it sup- an ideal should be capable of accom-
i plies the solution to most, if not all, of plishment.
a ‘the problems now confronting the mis- To every reader of this article, there-
ih sionary societies. fore, this question is heartily com-
Vt The ideal method by which the study mended, with the assurance that its
a of missions should be prosecuted, is by adoption will lead to undreamed-of
means of a missionary study class, which blessing to oneself, to the Church,
i consists of a band of from six to twelve and to the world at large.
HE Se se Se
| e e
| Christian Endeavour -
HM e *“In this Generation.’’—
i Topic.— Acts ii. 22—36. JAMES ELLIS.
it}
HERE is not, apparently, a close could be “spared” for the world’s evan-
| oe connection between the topic and gelization. The result has naturally
the lesson chosen for March 1oth. been a “sparing” scheme of missionary
i} But between the two there is a vital operations. We are beginning to under-
| union. The earliest consequence of stand that it is not a reckless policy to
| Pentecost was a passionate appeal to abandon ourselves to the leading or
| the cosmopolitan sojourners in Jeru- prompting of the Holy Spirit: what men
P| salem; and, so far as Peter was con- call missionary madness may only be
ij cerned, enthusiasm could reach no _ the brilliant genius of a God-possessed
i ’ higher point. This is ever the order of soul. Certain it is, that after every
i evangelical enterprise: the Spirit Pentecost, ordinary methods and com-
breathes where it chooses, quietly, with monplace counsels are useless and need-
i] a mystery that is part of Divinity; but _ less. :
i the results are mighty and unmistakable. It may be objected that the ideal is
| It was surely no result of chance or absolutely unattainable. Here a fair
human .devising that the members of issue is joined. The sanest (not neces-
i the Student Volunteer Missionary _ sarily the coolest) missionary authorities
| Union should choose such a motto and_ are agreed that the work can be done.
il cherish such an ideal: only a personal One of the oldest missionaries in India
devotion to Jesus, and a consciousness calmly states:
} of His claims and redemptive power, “Whatever may or may not have
i could so fire the hearts and minds of the been the case before, the professed
|| students. “In this generation!” The people of Christ now living have it in
a thought is glorious in its audacity. Far their power within one generation to
aa too frequently have men and associa-_ give every responsible human being the
| tions calculated coldly and not quite un- chance of intelligently. accepting Christ
aa selfishly how much energy and capital as his Saviour from sin, if he is willing.”
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Dr. Griffith John bears similar sage: “The Master is come, and calleth
testimony : for thee”; far and wide, the tellers of
“Tt is possible to evangelize the world good tidings should hasten, going out
in this generation if the Church will but from, and returning to, a Church that
do her duty. The trouble is not with feels the urgency of the World’s need.
the heathen. A dead Church will pre- For the need is more urgent than |
vent it, if it is prevented.” many realize. In this generation Africa
There is no lack of evidence leading may be modernized, if not civilized. In
to the same conclusion. But the evi- this generation China may have an
dence does more than justify the accept- awakening as wonderful as that experi-
ance of the motto at the head of this enced by Japan. In this generation a
column: it establishes a serious con- mighty missionary effort may be made
demnation of many Churches that have by non-Christian religions. The battle
a name to live and are dead. “A dead. can uo longer be fought in a leisurely i
* Church will prevent it.” Here is a test way: we hear in the market-place that
of Christian life: the emancipation of “the pace is hot”; and swift must be ou
all who sit in darkness. Does the the speed of those who run at the bid- i
thought fire the soul and lead to a _ ding of the Divine Love. We are so |
glorious endeavour? anxious to see our local church or |
How can one say to Christ, “Thou — school finished before our days are num- |
art my King,” without instantly adding, bered; so eager to extinguish the heri- ]
“Tord, what wilt Thou have me todo”? tage of debt on the sanctuary built by |
The Kingdom of God is at hand, but our fathers; so careful for small |
what avails the knowledge if with a schemes—Can we respond to the call to
constant and intense zeal we do not labour for great ventures? or must it
seek to bring it nearer? With a holy be said: “If thou hadst known, even ii
expectation we should repeat the mes-_ thou, at least in this thy day”? I
gs se ye
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Christian wepice |
Endeavour FOR By l
Page. MARCH. T. POINTON DALE.
MARCH 3RD.—Supreme Moments in missionaries of the cross. Our topic |
the Life of Paul—(3) Struggle and forms the motto of the Student |
Liberty—Gal. 1. 13—24. Volunteer missionary movement. The |
Conversion is a change of relation- opening up of heathen countries, the i
ship. Paul’s conversion shifted the increased facilities for travel, and the
centre of gravity in his life: Its abundant resources of the Christian
suddenness made it needful for him Church have awakened the hope that i
to go into retirement in order to grasp “in this generation,” the whole world i
the new situation into which it may hear of the Gospel. Shall we
brought him. There he learned the rise to the opportunity? Mr. Ellis i
meaning of the liberty wherewith has more to say on this topic on ]
Christ makes His people free. Study page 70. |
the Epistle to the Galatians in the MARCH 17TH—Heroes of Faith—(3) i
. light of that experience. “The pro- The Man who Worked and Waited.
gress of Mankind,” says Hegel, “is —Heb. xi. 7; Gen. vi. 8—2z2.
progress in the consciousness of Noah’s faith was the secret spring
liberty.” of his steadfast endurance. In this
MARCH 10TH —“In this Generation.”— he stood alone amid a faithless world. |
Acts il. 22—36. So have many whose names are now
Pentecost marks the beginning of immortal, and others, unknown to
a new era for the world. In the suc- fame, whose names are in the book |
ceeding generation the entire Roman of life. But the heroes of faith have
Empire was evangelized by the early not passed the time of waiting in |
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i | idleness. If they could not do all hanced by the vigour and fruitfulness
ah they would, they have done all they of the society!

| could. Think of Alfred in Athelney, The National Union proposes to
aa Luther in the Wartburg, Bunyan in celebrate the attainment of this num-
Be || Bedford goal. Noah’s faith no doubt ber of societies by an Endeavour
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al exposed him to the gibes of his Shilling Fund. It is hoped that each
Hi generation, but it was nobly vindi- Endeavourer will contribute, or collect,
Hi cated in the long run. the sum of one shilling in order to pro-
Ae | MARCH 24TH.—Digging out Old Wells. vide means for the extension of the
Hh —Gen. xxvi. 17-25. movement in Great Britain in the years
Hi | Refer to the importance of wells to come. Having attained this high
Hh in Eastern lands, and the possible mark we must still press forward to a
lh disputes that might arise as to their higher, and make past victories the |

| possession. In one of these disputes ground of future achievements.

i Isaac appears as a man of peace, and C.E. NEWS. .
ip | in yielding rather than contend is The Rev. R. H. Kipling has entered
| oe ee seas ie upon his year of office as president of
| fhe ole wells. In religion the truths ae eee a ae Pai Ce.
: C ee he members of the Pembury Grove
| auc ‘Dragrices iat Uae pe poe Junior Society, Lower Clapton, each
ne HeWevee be sometimes needful pavaced joy eerer [companion toy tea,
a to restbEe them from the foreign about one hundred and twenty -were
| : ISGORG Chal Wane Cates present, and the meeting that followed
| ee The home ute” chet ede 2S cg entirely by the Juniors.
i day, the Bible, the evangelical truths, gut gave’ a mend obfenclassen
i : ee soine old mee worth digging out entitled “No Cross, No Crown! ”—The
| MARCH See et over “eat members of the Redland Grove, Bristol,
i Te ee ares £ aoe conducted a Christmas ae
i glues hia ; on the Sunday afternoon, several ad-
tions, 1 sigre Whe Veto get Geaos being given by the members
i , : and a collection of toys, books, etc,
Pi aay Ee oe eae goo eae was sent to Chadwick House, Alver-
1 lif oe Sue ba a Wea stoke—The January meeting of the
| iretuume ae zB age. hild British National Council was held at
| a death, es oA % ON . Hey Reading ; the Rev. E. Abbott addressed
Hf | nee e Soe ea fc. The Pda a public meeting, and there were also
j ORE ae. 2 passage present Miss E. B. Vivian and the Rev.
Bi from Isaiah is perhaps the brightest > p pale.

| nn of suche hope in the oe Our readers will be glad to know that
| Gueer es h y; i 5 eerie to the Rev. E. Abbott is to be nominated
i ae ae ee aan tenes 2€ at the forthcoming National Convention
| nee Ae pecte the. a ecco Wie as Vice-President for next year. This
| eae eee ae wit ay a will involve his succession to the presi-
i “ Thanks be to God who giveth us ne ores: Teen
| the. victory. aan So far we have registered 252
i NOME E RY Lon: .. branches for the year 1907. This falls
j Free Methodism has had the privi- rather short of the total of last year.
i lege of furnishing the 10,o00th society The secretary will be glad, even now,
| eeitted unger pee Ene! ee to receive fresh applications. Anyone
i is honour belongs to our friends a far ranches themsSunda
Surrey Street, Shefheld, and it is borne chee Gr aoeinky a other Chaeaay
mth by a Junior society recently started there jystitution.
iil under the able superintendence of Mr. Res he Dahan
| Barge, the secretary of the Sheffield and CE. and 1 BR K S i :
| District Christian Endeavour Union. Sas RO ti ae eg n y COE
May that distinction be still further en- © 43 Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
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United Methodist Free Churches.
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The Wenchow a |
Boys’ School A oe,
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URING the past year the Boys’ and when that became too small it was |
School in Wenchow has con- finally removed into the old hospital. |
tinued to increase in numbers _ The following figures will give some
and usefulness. idea of the growth of the school: |
Since 1902, when I first began to take Date. Scholars. Teachers, |
an interest in the school, it has been 1902 te 25 oo 1 I
held in various buildings. First, in a aie zie a4 oe 3 i
small room; then a larger one; still 1905 ae 280 oe 5
later, it was held in the old College; 1906 My 334 Ss 11 i
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ei were CW Na: ala cca 4 y! i, chiara aah fel : |
LAA ge L Boer re yi. Oe a eae Yes er Meee er Crear eee
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Group of Scholars, Wenchow. [Photo: Rev. A. H. Sharman. |
ApRIL, 1907,



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} ; I The Wenchow Boys’ School
a The school is now, I suppose, one of | come from heathen homes, and yet their
a i| the largest elementary schools in China, parents are willing to let them come to
ail and I hope and believe it will yet a Christian school and listen every day
| | further increase. The boys vary inage to the “ Jesus religion.”
| from seven to fifteen years. Of the This is a proof, if not of friendliness
i Hy eleven teachers, six have obtained their to the new doctrine, at least of the
ih B.A. degrees. The present old hospital, absence of active opposition. The truth
He though a great improvement upon the is that the foundations of idolatry are
a || former buildings, is not well adapted surely, if slowly, undermined, and
| for a boys’ school. The scholars are among the most effective instruments
1 ‘lodged in four separate buildings, as for this work are Christian colleges and
i there is no room large enough to seat schools, where a direct religious influ-
Hh them all. The present buildings are ence can be brought to bear upon the
ie nearly full already, so that it will be scholars, at a time when their minds are
| impossible to take in many more boys most plastic and free from prejudice,
ih unless further accommodation is pro- and their sympathies most easily
va || vided. aroused. Thus it may readily be seen
He Drastic changes are now taking place that a school which has for its main
in} in the educational system in China. The object the making of Christian char-
it old order is giving way to the new. acter may be a powerful evangelistic
Lp Western subjects are being introduced. agency.
It is stated that a student who now There is a special service held for the
Hh wishes to obtain his degree will have boys once a fortnight, out of school
\ to enter his name upon the register of hours, attendance at which is quite
| some college or school recognized by optional, and about one hundred boys
ia the Government. The educational in- generally come. But the real centre of
spectors have already visited our Col- spiritual power is to be found in thé
| lege and school; and there is every weekly C.E. meeting. There are twenty-
i reason to believe they will put them six active, and sixteen associate, mem-
if upon their list of recognized institutions. bers. It would be easy to get more
: It is an encouraging and significant fact names: but it is very important that
| that many of the official schools are now each boy should thoroughly understand
_ closing on Sunday. what is involved in signing the pledge.
+ This year a class for elementary A beautiful Chinese scroll has been
+ science has been added, by which it is made, containing the active pledge,
a hoped to increase the efficiency and written in gilt characters.
attractiveness of. the school. But while Several of the boys have spoken and
i everything possible is done to give a prayed lately for the first time, and
sound elementary education—which is these early, yet sincere, testimonies for
a probably the main reason which causes Christ before their. school-fellows, are
j the parents to send their boys to the full of promise for the future of the
i schools—yet to me the chief interest of | Church in Wenchow.
al the school lies in the priceless oppor-
tunity it offers for regular and fo
Sen easter Pec It is
a strict rule that all who wish to come °
to the school must be willing to attend East African Proverbs.
j eee at the By. capes a Se —
i is year the scholars have been so r : . .
many that only about half of them have “ ae oe al daylight (to obtain
gone to the chapel in the morning, and “OFX © nee cee
ai my wife has held a meeting for the A sheep went into a well after its
other a in the nO ee ; All ae lamb.
| expected to attend the chapel in the ;
Sitetrioor! Then, every day, in addi- 1 ae oh he yee aoe ee aad
tion to singing and prayer, the New eae ee oye ce ae
Testament is taught in every class for If the drum sounds very loudly it will
Eh | half an hour. The majority of the boys suddenly burst.
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1) Jamaica.—u. THE EDITORS. |
INCE the issue of our last number altogether, it is impossible for any pen,
many. further letters and news- adequately to describe the condition |
papers have reached us, and the of things in the stricken city.
whole matter has been before the Mis- “You will have seen from my two |
sionary Committee, with the result that communications to Mr. Chapman that
an appeal is being made to the the churches of all Denominations in
Churches at home to assist the Jamaica the island have either been utterly de-
Churches in this grave crisis. (See stroyed, or badly wrecked. In King-
page 80.) It is a cause of profound _ ston there is not a single church remain-
gratitude to God that so few of our ing, and our schoolroom—the only
Christians in the island, and not one building of the kind standing—is used
missionary or any member of his first by our own congregation on Sun-
* family, have lost their lives. The dis- days, and then by the Wesleyans and’
aster to property felt by several of them Moravians in turn. |
so seriously is unfortunate, and they “Tt is a matter for profound thank- |
deserve and will receive the deepest fulness to God that, while hundreds |
sympathy of all our readers. The sym- have perished, I am able to state that
pathy will be placed on paper and regis- as a Mission we have suffered no loss of |
tered in the coin of the realm, we feel _ life, except two aged members of our
sure! May God bless the givers, the Kingston Church, to whom our loss was-
ifts, and the recipients, and, above all, doubtless an everlasting gain. Mr. |
His great cause of filling the world with Griffith and family were marvellously
the glorious light of the Gospel. This, and mercifully preserved, having va- |
so far as Jamaica is concerned, has cated the house a few seconds before
had a sad set-back, but the purpose re- it was utterly demolished. They are at
mains, and from it we have no deliver- present occupying two small rooms, but |
ance, are bright and hopeful.
Let the people praise Thee, O God: “You will also have observed that our a
Let all the people praise Thee. Kingston Church, and more than half |
Then shall the earth yield her increase, of our best country Churches, have |
And God, even our own God, shall bicss*us. been destroyed or badly wrecked. I |
The general superintendent (the Rev. am well aware that their restoration will |
R. H. McLaughlin) writes: aoe much ote effort a8 oa
“Your very welcome letter of ce; Put 1 am not discouraged beyon |
January 24th came duly to hand, and hope. ig oN soe will noe, a ee
I am very grateful to you for the kind OP&? Dace, 2 ae ae eal did Oe |
words of sympathy in this terrible dis- Ut ‘ncouraged by the splendid re-
aster and. cen oueae sponse made to the appeal to the British
“The earthquake is the most terrible public for help for the stricken Colony, |
calamity that has ever befallen this ! Han asked Mr. THevEae to ans ou |
country, and we are staggered by the @Ppeal to oan ONG LON eNS ce oar om |
sudden and serious blow. The city of behalf 3 t for : ere By aoa
Kingston is practically wiped out. The done much for us in t eae an hee
commercial interests have been com- View of the calamity I feel certain they
+p will not do less at present. I know that
pletely annihilated. More than 1,200 atidocelle: ie Hele
persons have been eee oe lanes oH will do all in your power to help 1
while dead bodies are being discovered, : : : 3 |
and deaths are occurring among the The aa Francis Bavin writes fromm
wounded almost daily. There are also Stony Hull: ‘
at present more than 3,000 persons in “Your very kind letter to hand.
the open air, or under tents or sheds, Yes! we have lived through the past
there being no houses standing; and, month in the midst of tragedy and ruin,
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1B Re Meme oe Y PE BRAS.
Ht ee Ei ae
Be geen eo Nip eg SQ a ee
Hf Sa . ; a <3 w 3 Sees eee me ° a
i} Paras , ek Fae NUR gg ae aga | 5 ma
ne tae baie Mtns nee ——Se SAE, eae Y
Hh ee Det Le matey, OM, %
ih i| athens, sigs Aap Je Eo tans eng ees okey Seas 2 ye We Py ee ee Pr
ei ee BE OS TAS. Fa Se Sa oe had oo Sa ig mcg, pee at etn em
t Is Se Aaa MUN ome cttacre teint PIP cl Pee R UTE Nts: Coon tial era gees aaa F
7 Rees ce SOG eee ee
iF | Ruins of Garrison Church, Up Park Camp, Jamaica.
| death and disaster, of the most startling affairs and the best work of my life
and alarming character. I shall never broken down and scattered.’
i forget ‘Kingston in flames,’ its huge Mrs. C. Smith, after describing “the
columns of smoke rising up to the sky, awful long-drawn-out half-minute, at
| as I saw it from Stony Hill an hour the end of which thousands of buildings
after the earthquake of January 14th, lay in ruins,” says:
Fal nor the sights on the following morn- “The absence of a list of those who
it ing in the streets of a burned and ruined have been foremost in acts of heroism
| city of the dead. In thirty seconds has been commented upon. The list is
‘| ‘wo million pounds’ worth of property too long, and could never be complete.
a coe aod aa human beings Men and women, who, if their deeds
ead and dying! were known would win a_ Royal
' “ There is not a church or chapel left Humane Society’s medal half a dozen
fi in the city. Our Hanover Street day i ONES sas be ae sts cpa
a school is the only building I know of ae ices thee s Sa ered by those
fi in which worshie is being held. East Oe He 4 a Ss a ea
Fi ‘Street, Christ Church, and my house By Ne | Carnes Fic Cc Specie
in ruins ; Gordon Town, Stony Hill, All. of, burning Kingston was one pete
man Hill, Mizpah, Belmont, Mount SPcncour. DO ee esr a
; | Regale, Rock River, etc. all in ruins or ge oe leapt. Some i of the
very seriously damaged; Bro: Griffith’s 7ue Mey D6 imagined from the fact that
house in a heap—the house at Stony fifty-six acres were burned.
Hill (a new, strongly-built, one-storied Our churches have suffered severely
lumber building) was little damaged— from the earthquake:
movables and breakables damaged or East Street, Kingston, in ruins ;
a » broken. All our munisters and their Christ Church, walls badly broken ;
Fh families escaped uninjured. We have Gordon Town, walls lying in church-
suffered heavy loss (especially my yard ;
| house at Kingston), but are thankful Stony Hill, two walls down, pulpit and
i everybody is safe. communion destroyed ;
“Tt is a terrible calamity, and, follow- Cavaliers, one gable fallen ;
ing so quickly after the cyclone and Allman Hill. a total wreck ;
other events, a serious matter indeed for Mizpah, all the walls seriously
| our Mission in Jamaica. I am just damaged ; |
i| heartbroken to see the condition of Belmont, entirely destroyed;
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‘‘And the Door was Shut!”
Brown’s Hall and Old Works, walls rent “The accompanying photo is of the
and torn; : Garrison Church, Up Park Camp, where
Mount Regale and Rock River, seriously father and Mr. Smith have conducted
damaged. services, which are for all Denomina-
Most of our other churches have tions, many times. It is typical of the
suffered more or less; services are being condition of most of the churches and
conducted in booths. 3 houses in the districts affected by the
At Kingston and Stony Hill services earthquake.”
are being held in the schoolrooms which As a contrast to this picture of ruin
fortunately escaped damage. we show a beauty spot.
igre Ges cS, ee Ree Sea CLASS eek SP Ec Lik nse wi Ov A
See renee RUS eee BRR t Veairtss i THe Pa dee OTT Linea a contre Sea aa
Ree ge cae Oe ae Feels go Tee nC Re
SRN, kin a lee ama. ME Ac auc fae
i Sa
SP ei I cere th a oe ne er eee ee
Nan RG oo ION! a Un 8 Sp aR ec ak Oe AES Rae a
ea a vane ee oe tS 4 ld: ee 4) “ches a i 5 omar i
ieee A nee Os Lm Wire oe his BE Sper Aire |
Kabce ee cee Be te RARER sds ea PRL pee |
cea ee || ae PS ig : ato anne
i : apg Se Bs ee ¥ Rg ee re eae eee ie A poe yaa A f eae
ee ec. ae ce ga Se ae |
Be ieee SN Pa rai et re a
eee: SR ya Bn gli Ce ee ag
Recs yee foe hss ae SU st pl Sag ny — as
TNS. Ne SRR at FY GENS re hrm 1 OS) i
ate eee ieee i oom : Me Peiaal ., Wicaet? Sobeee ete Sa |
seer he FF al ‘oF |
: On the Hope River, Jamaica. ' [Photo by Jas. Johnston, Esq., M.D. |
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And the Door By
39 {|
was Sbhat Y Mrs. SOOTHILL.
O more fully enter into the spirit rough, the hindrances many, the ele- |
and meaning of some of Christ’s ments most unprepiete en eee |
ee ey oe |
ae es che ae ay eae was all true; but, like the man without |
ee yeu oun ac seem Im tie the wedding garment, we had “ nothing
North of China, and under the Open to say,” for we had known that° by the
sky, the circle of beaten earth on which decree of the “Son of Heaven” the
lay the yellow grain, did I really know oor of the city was closed at sundown, |
“ . ” S }
what a “threshing-floor”” was. and against his mandate there could be
Not until we had stood, in the dark, no appeal. We had made great efforts |
a couple of pilgrims, deadly tired, wet to be there in time, and as we sorrow-
to the skin, and shaken to pieces,in a_ fully turned our backs on the light and |
springless cart, at the huge, forbidding, warmth and food and friends awaiting |
iron-bound, black, closed door of the us inside, to the wretched outer dark-
city of Peking, didI truly recognize the ness, which was now our portion, it was
awfulness of the irrevocable words: with deep feelings of dismay, but none
“And the door was SHUT.” Of excuses of injustice. We were “too late,”
we had not a few. We had started with nothing more and nothing less, and no
the dawn, the road had been terribly power in China could open that door.
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Hy = i . The Speakers, the Revs.
i We beg very earnestly to Nottingham. The Sp )

f | AN APPEAL call the attention of our 1: M. Rees (Ex-President M.N.C.), John
Hh ON BEHALF readers to the appeal on Moore (Home Missionary Extension
f ene behalf. of: our friends in. «mccretary) and Mir; TRY Blumer, (Super-
if Geis whieh epee ati pape. Bo) intendent Men’s Institute, Sunderland) ;
| We can only repeat what is stated in Sloist, Miss Maud Kennedy.
ie || the appeal: that if the damaged and The chair at the evening meeting will

a ruined churches are to be rebuilt the be taken by Mr. John Godfrey, J.P.,
ia friends on the spot will have to be aided C.C., Nottingham. Speakers: the Revs.
1a by the friends in the home Churches. Dr. David Irving (President), G. W.
val Sheppard, China; Henry T. Chapman
HH ouR ihe amangement Ph Out 6 Aaa tcr Mion. peace ceat
ti LONDON London missionary anni & Yi y);

Vi ANNIVERSARY Vercary are about com- ~Underland.

He plete. The date is April 29th, and place The chair will be taken at half-past

A | of meeting, as last year, the City six. The organist of the City Temple
Temple. Missionary sermons through- will give a recital from six to half-past
| out London on Sunday the 28th, as_ six. The musical arrangements for the
i usual. In the afternoon the chair will evening meeting will, as usual, we are
| be taken by Mr. John Lewin, J.P. C.C., pleased to say, be in charge of the
oa ae London F.M.M. Union.

bi oe This anniversary will be dis-

i\ ay ek tinguished in several particu-

ui a lars. In its chairmen: both are

1] jp Ne ers ‘

| ae Se oe '| members of our own Churches,

| oe and come from the same city.

i — * Then it will be the closing

Be ‘’ meetings of a not inglorious’
i a a past. We earnestly plead with
Bae ae all to make it memorable in its

3 a ee > 8 contributions to the great mis-

| : oo a —— - |. sionary. cause. The work on
; ae = Siete Seams : a our mission fields, taken as a
a, ee ~ * ae whole was never more progres-

: = Reap Mme oS sive than at the present time.
. a eR aye | We have the machinery needed
SMS, EB _ for a glorious enterprise : noble
a ia ee ee workers, missionary hospitals,
oN TM) missionary colleges, and a

Gi ae ee |S GF seépgrowing spirit of self-helpful-

a Bee ness among the native converts.

| oe eC YSCsédTt':~will’:~‘be our shame if our

i ee “ a esirer home Churches permit the worl
| a, Po oe. | to be hampered, or hindered,

wey ii for lack of adequate support.

Bia Our chairmen have both
: : "~~ been generous supporters of

ie Bee ae /- = _—sour missions, and we do plead

eae Leet ae Se that each Chairman’s List will

j as ms a at metre Chek (1) Bn kOe 5

een ee | ~=obe supported right generously.

i] Rev. W. E. Soothill. [See p. 79. Please note the date!

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ANOTABLE __-WO or three days ago we _ The price of the work is 5s. net, and
MISSIONARY a tie great Be it can be had from our own Book Room.
; receiving a copy o é : :

Rey. W. E. Soothill’s work, OX Mission “pyane Gia ueee B
in China.” What we have been able to Griffiths the pleasing news that a fine,
fae ee ue peor has not only delighted healthy son had been born to him, and |
sore at Cea a ees Usa that both Mrs. Griffiths and the little

: ae stranger were doing well. We rejoice
story of trials and triumphs. No mem- with them in this new joy |
ber of our Chu ches can read this work Since this note was written we have |
without thanking God, both for the men received a few sad lines from Mr. Grif- |
ee neve eee ae a cane cad fiths to say that dear Mrs. Griffith was

or the spirit and wisdom Wilnlowhiehy se lying seriously ill at the Government |
they have done their great work. Our Hospital, Mombasa, surrounded by de- |
Faciee ae ee eee apne voted friends of the C.M.S.” Will our
Christan Thane he i Neat cee a friends pray earnestly to God that the
Tava cane nee any, » life of our honoured friend may be pre- |

quarter of a century. Sereda |
It is easy to criticise methods, and often : :
as‘ unjust as easy, while the work is in remittances Lt Will be not only a great |
progress; just and sound criticism re- Ten scuppe Convenience to the Con- |
quires perspective. Mr. Soothill’s book ‘ nexional Treasurer, _ but |
supplies this perspective in the case of so a real help to the funds, if all circuit |
our work in the Wenchow District. PhCunete See ee eae
f “ 39 5

The chapter (first) on the “call” is a contributions as they may receive the |
heart-searching piece of work. The Baines Pron Ghee diftcrane Glunhces an
author's penetrating and sifting remarks TiGie roeneenee Revie To ain will
on the “call” apply with almost equal Weare Bnee Tan ier est a
force to the: -hurch-member as they do Wea ae ae HOGUESE FREUGTaURE ames
to the minister, the doctor, and the edu- sue, Eee ee an make their circuit

. ¢ationalist. Many “quench the spirit” accounts out on one side of the paper
about the speciall/needs of Home: as | yj) and forward tie same te fay
against the imperative claims and Newton Grove, Leeds, as early as pos-
a aaa of distant lands and ae puree the oe of the Connexional
Peoples. nancial year, ril 30th.

These notes are not a review of Mr. May ae also eee our friends not i
Soothill’s valuable and illuminating to omit to enter on the balance-sheet, |
book—that will come later. We are in the space provided, the name, or |
simply calling attention to the work. names, of the ministers who have been |
Such a book was greatly needed; now invited to the circuit for next Con-
that we can have it we urge all to get nexional year; whether changing or
it and read it. Na the eet few not. |
days we had a request for information : :
eho our Chita Missions Here we ROM. Pee |
have it, and at first hand, and presented RESPUNDENT. through the post. It is so |
with great skill and clearness. . pertinent to our missionary needs that

One very valuable service which this [ venture to place it before our readers:
book renders is to give a most helpful “J am convinced of this: that if all
account of the ancient religious faiths Churches were to make a rule of giving
of China, and the relation of -Chris- to foreign missionary work one-tenth
tianity to the same. It has often been of their total income, as a minimum,
pointed out to us that this was greatly there would come such a blessing that
needed ; it is now done in five chapters, they would not be able to contain it.
and by a most competent literary Debts would be wiped off, salaries would
workman, not the less competent be- be paid up, ordinary collections would
cause he is one of our own distinguished be increased, and the Lord’s name
missionaries. : would be glorified.”

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Ht || 1n Jamaica ° Home Charches.
i : EAR MR. EDITOR,—At the re- damaged and ruined churches will not
i quest of the Foreign Missionary be nearly so great as those consequent
i | Committee we beg to lay the on the cyclone, when their banana plan-
iat case of our Jamaica Mission before our tations were destroyed. That there
i} | Home Churches. In the way of facts will be suffering from loss of homes
1}. | there is not much to add to what has and employment cannot be doubted,
| already appeared in the daily papers, and if the chapels of the people are to
i) in the pages of the “Free Method- be rebuilt they will need help, and
1H | ist,’ and the last number of the ECHO. somewhat liberal help.
tH | In a oe letter, ee ee HOW THE HELP IS TO BE APPORTIONED.
iF | Sa ee ee oe we a The General Superintendent has been
| ae Rawine ~~, instructed, a ible, -
7| adequately describe the condition of the See ee on ye Oe
: s ae - pare and forward a careful statement
it | stricken city, Kingston. More than Gre ae hee end th f
> | j ; what the triends on the spot pro-
1,200 persons are said to have been i :
A | : 3 3 pose to do, and an accurate estimate of
buried or cremated, and there are still : oe
F | livi ae ; Hee ent cost of same. The Foreign Missionary
iy | wing in the open alr, oF uncer tents Committee will then consider the whole
| motdewer than tromspthneestom oun Thole, 2a ny eae each Gircuit ac:
it sand people whos e condition is greatly cording to its urgency out of the funds
| aggravated by slight earthquake shocks nich in the meantime may have been
which occur about every alternate day.” Santabated
al A SUMMARY OF THE SITUATION. THE APPEAL.’
| Our Kingston Church was a large The Foreign Missionary Committee
structure; the congregation was not had no authority to reverse the de-
large, and the members were poor. Itis cisions of the last Annual Assembly:
: || a total wreck! It will be impossible for this the Jamaica friends themselves
|| the friends on the spot to rebuild the clearly recognize. The earthquake is
| | chapel. _Two questions may arise IN aq calamity; it has created for the
| some minds: (a) Is there need for so friends on the spot a grave crisis, a
: large a chapel? (¢) Could not these crisis full of sad and pathetic conse-
| three Denominations unite, rather than quences with which they themselves
a any one of them rebuilding on the old cannot possibly cope. The Foreign
sites and in the same relations? Of Missionary Committee therefore ap-
| churches outside of Kingston the fol- peals to the Home Churches to come
| lowing have suffered more or less seri- to the help of the Jamaica Churches in |
ously: Rock River, Stony Hill, Cava- this hour of dire need, and to do so
| liers, Mizpah, Belmont, Brown’s Hall, to the full measure of their privilege
Frankfield, Christchurch. In addition, and power. DN: rough estimate places
Gordon Town is said to be in ruins, the ascertained damage at £1,250.
I Mount Regale seriously damaged, and Sentiment must be allowed some
Allman Hill totally destroyed. place in estimating and responding to
DECISION OF FOREIGN MISSIONARY this appeal. :
| COMMITTEE. Subscriptions may be sent to either
_The decision of the Foreign Mis- the Treasurer or the Secretary.
sionary Committee at its recent session We remain, yours faithfully,
| was that the facts should be stated to R B
Hi the friends of the Home Churches, and Poe T "Ce
an appeal for help be made. The per- ENRY 1. CHAPMAN.
sonal sufferings of the members of the Leeds, March goth, 1907.
, 80
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With the
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Missionary Committee.

HE spring session of the Foreign the Mazeras section it has been found
Missionary Committee was held impossible to take any aggressive steps
at Burton’on February 26th and in the further development of the in-

27th. There was a large attendance of dustrial resources of the Tana District.
members. The Rev. E. Boaden wrote Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths were doing their |
from Bournemouth sending the wel- best to maintain the work of the Insti-
come, news that he was slowly recover- tute until a suitable successor to Mr. |
ing from his recent serious illness. His English could be obtained. The Secre-
letter was full of praise to God, and _ tary reported that up to the present no-
love of the brethren. The Secretary suitable offer had been received.
was requested to send a sympathetic WEST, APRIGA==VThe. Rev. A. EB. |
reply. The agenda was a heavy one, Greensmith, acting general superin- |
and many matters of grave interest had tendent, reported that he had been
to be considered. medically examined, and the doctor said’ |

EARTHQUAKE IN JAMAICA—Reports his health was such as to warrant an
of this tragic visitation had been for- extension of his period of service. He.
warded by the Rev. R. H. McLaughlin, was warmly thanked for the efficient |
general superintendent. They are, alas, Manner in which he is discharging the
too well known to need repetition. many and grave duties devolving on
After careful consideration of the him. The Rev. T. T. Campbell was |
whole circumstances the Secretary was reported to have passed his final’
instructed to prepare a letter for pub- €Xamination, and been received into ~*
lication, appealing to the Home “full connexion” in the native ministry.
Churches for sympathetic and generous
help. (See page 80.)
Cuma —The Rey. J. W. Heywood re- |
ported a kindly gift of a watchman’s 3
lodge, by Dr. Jones, to the Ningpo Good Friday—Easter Day.
Hospital. The results of the Rev. W. s
Lyttle’s first language examination were Am ia stone, and not a sheep, ~
very satisfactory. The Rev. W. E. That I can stand, O Christ, beneath
Soothill’s report of the work in the Thy cross, ;
Wenchow District was full of encour- To number drop by drop Thy blood’s
agement. The Rev. A. H. and Mrs. slow loss, |
Br ena are expected on furlough in ‘ind yet not weep?
the homeland during the present year. Not so those women loved,
aes of their arrival somewhat un- Wea exceeding grief lamented’

in. ae

East ArricA—The Rev. J. B. Grif- : : : ; |
fits/andl! Weegee wecedeeally eh) ee ee ea Oar es Se |
a series of questions addressed to them |
by the Secretary on native products and Not so the Sun and Moon,
industrial prospects. The superinten- Which hid their faces in a starless- |
dent’s report of Mr. Lory’s special sky,
department was most satisfactory. In A horror of great darkness at broad’
reference to’ Golbanti the decisions of noon—
the last Assembly had been carried into I, only I.
effect. Shakala has charge. One or two Vet give not o’er, ‘
applications have been received as to Baricese ene ch t Shepherd
leasing poe a te Catal: Seen u oF th z fice. SSP RUE pe eH
sequence of the alleged fewness or the t
Callas Geafrmied ae deamccly, by. Gli Create than Moses, turn and look
Rev. J. H. Duerden in his latest reports a. a Saas Sea
ere he left the station, and the regretted Ce atOCe.
but necessary removal of Mr. Lory to CHRISTINA G, ROSSETTI.

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| “A MISSION IN CHINA.” true passion of the missionary is seen
Hh HE event of the month of March on every page of this interesting
| has been the publication of a volume. It is an honour to us not only
He book from, the pen of our that we have the man, but that his
i honoured and distinguished missionary, work, and the work of other faithful
hi the Rev. W. E. Soothill, with the above workers, finds record herein. But it is
Heit | title. It has been announced some time, not our purpose to review it; that is
if and eagerly expected; it does not dis- undertaken by one well suited to such
i} appoint. It is a magnificent book; a a task—the Rev. Frederick Galpin, him-
i great book. Not his first, for the title- self one of our most persistent and
t| page says: “Translator of the Wen- faithful workers in that far-off field.
a) chow New Testament; Author of the His article will appear next month.
Ht Student’s Chinese Dictionary; Com- Meantime we may give a few of the
ie | piler of the Wenchow Romanized Sys- aphoristic sentences found in rich pro-
i ‘tem, etc.” We know our friend, and his fusion in the volume:
a many-sided and long-continued work. “Ministers of the Gospel (at home)
Hi The three terms used above will require are the mainstay of missions.”
i many additions: evangelist, diplomatist, “ Choiceness of phraseology is reason-
re statesman, and then we have not ex- ably expected at home—lucidity, by
j ‘fhausted his accomplishments. It is for- preference, abroad.”
| tunate that the climate of China enables “A missionary once observed: ‘It is
| ‘our missionaries, and those of other not so much more men that we need, as
societies, to remain in the country for more man!’”
their life work; it is still more gratify- ~ “Out of the overflowing kindness of
ing that the men thus situated get such our hearts we were giving our teacher
- a passion and enthusiasm that they can- a half-day’s holiday, and taking one
i not return to work at home unless com- __ ourselves.”
pelled by untoward circumstances. The “A missionary has described his first
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Chinese sermon as consisting of the can do!” March 26th was the centenary
following words: ‘ This Book, this here of the abolition of the Over-Sea Slave |
Book, this Book is good, this Book is Trade.
good ,Book, this here Book is a good “From the ashes of an international
Book. The discourse ended, I asked if conference, summoned in the name of
they understood it. With beaming Almighty God, has sprung a traffic in
smiles they said: ‘Oh, tung-djah ba.’ African misery more devilish than the
We understood it all? which was cer- old, more destructive, more permanently
tainly more than I did myself!” ruinous in its cumulative effects. . . .
Christianity has come to elevate The British Government has been given
every form of life in the world, and the a mandate by a democratic Parliament
Chinaman must not be deprived of his to deal with this new form of the Afri-
share. can slave trade, which the cupidity and .
Stolen goods sell at less than a_ the baneful ambitions of one man have
quarter their cost, as any of my readers reared in the heart of Africa. |
who have indulged in burglary must “The evil continues.
know from their own experience.” “A few months ago the British |
_ (We said Mr. Soothill was a diplomat- Government reiterated its intention.
ist. We withdraw it.) _ : “The evil continues, and the author
Gambling and lotteries are illegal in of the evil, in an insolent manifesto
China, hence both are exceedingly com- addressed to his secretaries, and directed
mon.” ‘at Great Britain, has defied the British
“When the bearers are of equal : Government to carry out the mandate |
height, and, like a horse, keep out of given to it by Parliament.
step, then the motion is pleasant, but “And the great anniversary is upon
when they keep zz step, as an elephant us,”
does with himself, then your feelings
aaa He bane THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. |
On another page will be found a The Committee met at Burton in |
story from the book; a sample of its February, and a brief report will be
thrilling: interest. found on another page. Especially do
As the preface says: we commend to our readers: |
“erein are recounted some of the THE APPEAL FOR JAMAICA, |
experiences met with, and methods fol- As our further news indicates, the’
eee duine nee gun, Oh ae catastrophe is complete. Our buildings |
fe bats g & dere aed are destroyed, our people in many cases
ns er Cen ance q y nearly ten are homeless. Free Methodism has
t eaue Soe eee se ete risen to the occasions in many sad
Kin aes t G apne advent of the events, and we shall not be disappointed.
nS Ont Cees Many things are before us, and especi-
THE CONGO ATROCITIES. ally a permanent increase in our general
Fittingly this was one of the themes missionary receipts, but this is an extra,
at the recent National Council. Not one and God will bless the extra amount |
privileged to be there will forget the given in such a cause. Next year it
painful thrill and shocked sensibility as will be seventy years since the mission |
the Rev. J. H. Harris and Mr. E. D. in Jamaica was accepted. It is a re-
Morel (author of “Red Rubber” *) un- — sponsibility to-day, and the greater the
folded the ghastly story of rapine and need the supremer the blessing for
' murder. those who “take occasion by the hand.”
A suitable resolution was adopted, The Foreign Secretary will not appeal
and the great assembly “stood upon its — in vain.
: feet” in solemn promise to use its ut- AN “APPRECIATION.” |
most powers to bring to an end the A minister writes: “Our people are ~ an
abominable rule of King Leopold in the beginning to appreciate the missionary |
Congo. Our readers will find in Section magazine. There were no subscribers
V. of “Red Rubber” “What Britain \henI came. We order sixty a month |
* See page ll. now.”
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i HIE Dragon, the national emblem seen in front of the larger figures in |
1h of China, has a large place in the the picture), is brought out into the
|) mythology and folklore of the courtyard and exposed to the scorching
a people. And the image of “Lung noonday sun, the idea of this being that
i Huang” (the Dragon King) has always he may be made to feel the effects of
i a place in the principal temple of town the heat and aroused to action by his
i or village. sufferings. If this still fails, it is a
iy He is credited with a variety of func- common practice to invite a Taoist
tia tions. Holding dominion over the seas priest, in whose presence a stone flag is
i and rivers, the safety of vessels of all removed from the front of the shrine,
Ht and whatever living |
| i m/e] creature is found |
| ee | Cte very ground in
| ee | China tems with
i | eo ee a ee | lf y WReIneeit te
Hy i PO ee ee | = =time), whether it be
Pde at = ee ao a a a toad or a beetle
ih ce a kk Da ek aa ully placed in a |
i Ba es i ag UR oe Ny a. vase and carried by
état Rien Sacer eee pet u a Pas faa | the priest’ with
WW Lo Pee me RS 4 | AN i ~~ pan | much ceremony
Fi) A eet ina Pee in. BAY ste through the street
| Sas XS oe et meee | OSs wie Sueets
| ne ier Lise as iii Thee to the Yamén of
| ee ee Ls | the chief civil offi
i ie ae Bl eb ips as a Ae 4 Bae We fo cial. This creature
\ fat ae Rareae || | fe eh eee me §=6S supposed to em-
| DO Pe | body, or to be, in
| | peepee) Mi eae | its. very life, the
‘| S00 | RE ea ae WES SN Q Hh Cy gon King. It is
4 itd Keim ses Be oN ea Ae carried very care-
F| The Dragon King and Queen. [Photo : G. W. Sheppard. fully, the mouth of
f the vase uncovered,
| -kinds is supposed to be'in his hands. and not everi an umbrella allowed to
| Hence, he is worshipped assiduously by form a shade between it and the light |
FI sailors, fishermen, and all who do busi- of heaven.
| ness in the deep. The official, as the representative head
His chief office, however, or, rather, of the people, has then to worship be-
P| that which concerns the greatest number fore it and supplicate for the needed rain.
F | ‘of his worshippers, is the control of the In a drought which occurred in the
| supply of rain. and snow. Rice, the autumn of 1905 this latter performance |
al staple food of the people, requires to was carried out in the city of Hsiang |
Wp ‘be grown almost constantly under water, Shan. The magistrate, an enlightened |
|| and so the controller of the rain-supply man, told me afterwards that he re- |
Ft assumes a place of very great import- garded the whole thing as a useless |
1 ance. superstition, but he had to submit and |
In seasons of drought special sacri- perform the worship to pacify the people. |
4| fices and prayers are offered before him. When the looked-for rain at length |
{| If these prove ineffectual more forceful comes, theatrical plays are given in the
| measures are adopted. His image, or temple before the Dragon King, in re- j
|i its miniature facsimile (which may be cognition of his “ mercy.”
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Snow, also, is considered of great im- as yet no snow had fallen during the |
portance to Chinese agriculture; and winter.
the absence of a fall before the end of Thus, though so rapidly opening to |
a year is considered an ill omen for the Western. civilization, this empire, high |
next year’s harvest. Not long ago an and low, is impregnated with superstition.
| Imperial Edict was issued commanding The female figure in the picture re-
special prayers to be offered in the presents the Dragon Queen. Frequently
Dragon King’s temple at Pekin, because the Chinese gods are coupled thus.
Sse sje sJe
| The Romance A By
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of Missions. REVIEW. ROBERT BREWIN. |
VERY mission field has its swinging his tomahawk on high with a
G& romance. In the volume before fiendish look, aimed it straight for Mr. |
us the author has cleverly Paton’s brow. Springing aside, the mis- |
gathered together into one handsome sionary avoided the blow, and, before
book the stories of missionary heroism he ruffian could raise his weapon a
told in the great missionary biographies second time, he turned upon him, and }
of the world. Here we meet with said, in a voice in which there was no |
Livingstone and Hannington, Mackay fear, ‘If you dare to strike me, my
and Lloyd, Patteson and Chalmers, Jehovah God will punish you. He is
Calvert and Damien, Paton and Stirling, here to defend me now.’ At once the }
and many other heroes of the cross, man trembled from head to foot, and 1]
whose names will worthily be held im looked all round to see if this Jehovah j
remembrance. Mongolia, Tibet, China, God might not be standing near among
Japan, North and South America, India, the shadows. On another occasion it i
Africa, and the islands of the great seemed that the end had nearly come. I |
Pacific Ocean, all yield their thrilling A conch shell was heard pealing out a i |
stories of adventure and fortitude to the warlike summons. Evidently it was a B
touch of the author’s hand. The book preconcerted signal, for the ominous |
is well written, beautifully bound, and notes had not died away before there i |
contains thirty-nine illustrations. Every was seen an immense multitude of i |
-Sunday School library should possess armed savages advancing down the 1 |
it, and the secretaries of Christian En- slopes of a hill some distance off.
deavour societies would serve the Abandoning the mission house, Mr. }
interests of missions by bringing this Paton, with his native teachers, escaped
useful work under the notice of their through the bush to the village of a |
active members. half-friendly chief some miles away; .
And now let us dip into the volume, but it was not long before the savages |
and listen to one or two of its interést- were hot-foot on their trail. The fugi-
ing stories. A pathetic interest attaches, tives saw them coming, and knew that
for instance, to the stories from the life God alone could save them. ‘We
of Dr. John G. Paton, who has just prayed, says Dr. Paton, ‘as one only
passed away to his reward in the eighty- can pray when in the jaws of death.’ i
third year of his age, having survived When about eight hundred yards off,
in safety all the hazards and perils of the pursuers suddenly stood stock-still.
his missionary career among the wildest The chief, with whom he had _ taken
of savages. On page 331 of the book refuge, touched Mr. Paton’s knee, and
now before us are the following stories said, ‘ Missi, Jehovah is hearing. And |
of Dr. Paton: that host of warriors, to whom no op-
“Once, as he was going along a path position could possibly have been
jn the bush, a man sprang suddenly offered, hesitated, turned back, and dis- \
from behind a bread-fruit tree, and, appeared into the forest.” iH
~¥ “The Romance of Missionary Heroism,” by John-C. And_now the volume is heartily com-
Sera ae ee a Seeley & Co. Tt’. mended to the perusal of the reader. |
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i || Uganda: By Pen and Camera. By country—he gives photographs of two
hil C. W. Hattersley. With a preface of Mackay’s first pupils, who are still
itl by: T. F. Victor Buxton. (R.T.S. living—and for some years the work of
He | Price 2s.) the mission was a great trial to faith
|; The story of Uganda is as fascinating and patience, and could only be carried
Wy |} as any romance, and Mr. Hattersley, by on at the risk of life, and in the teeth
ih his pen pictures and photographs, gives of determined opposition. Yet now
vai an informing description of the people “there are scattered throughout Uganda
ii and an admirable account of the over 1,100 churches,” and “52,000 wor-
|i changes that are passing over the land. shippers assemble every Sunday, and
ia As he says, it is only some twenty- probably half that number day by day
| seven years since Mackay and Smith, come for reading and for instruction.”
i the first missionaries, entered the The old bad barbarism is gone, and the
Fi} people are learning the
|| Ly “Sos. @o: (ees sweet amenities of a true
| ee ae Ae ee me saat ie aa ae e |
i : Pi ha ee i ee te rig at the strength and zeal o
} es i cP my a 3 this native Church that it
| oe: kA cae id erects its buildings at its
Fl) in. ead UR ek Le eae own cost, and by its offer-
OO, a ee BE ge ee ee | ings supports considerably
a ‘—* 4 - Spey Se Noe more than 2,000 native
i Sie. ee a se, “08 = evangelists who are sent
% 4 me ee (Em: tes out year by year into the
eo Pe ke country districts, a work
Fl i : IO POON Be RB aed Bu, ia which their best and :
i il a te eee Ni eee GE ar noblest eagerly engage.
& ee it It is not to be wondered
| : 4 | aes at that this ready re-
ah i —_ ee ae sponse to the Gospel, and
i Le Fi this eagerness in evan-
pe EO AE F / : fod Ee gelism, should lead our
ei) ee | ie aay author to the belief that
ae Mv a eed God has a work for the
| Se * a & at} Baganda to do, and that
7 Sage pe it is His purpose that they
i id aye het 2 should become mission-
ee Ne ae af aries to all the surround-
a, we hee nae ing nations.
ET} P/E eS Pr We see the missionaries.
rill ‘i a at work in these pages, in
| la Tae, £).4. 8 the school and the work-
Drees - ) hr ja ft shop, training the rising
| oe ae Ee population to be the
| ae eR pioneers of light and of
|) eae ti attstSO life in a dark land. And
|| _——_ - Tey | Rae there is humour as well as
| ake, Ve ey fs zeal in the description.
| eee, Saas ese Bee The illustrations com-
eee, oP ee | cs bi ith the lett ;
| Buea 3 Ps ee Se : tes Bi ane etn Acute
| ie Sk a ee eet Glee a. to make vivid the great
We Sey UA ae eke ee Fae ‘
: | eal ts Be | Po changes that are taking
P| Pa ba place, both in modes of
travelling and in manners
: | Christian Chief-and Wife. [From “Uganda,” p. 116 of life; and if anyone
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| wishes to know Uganda, as it is to-day, world, and believe that if those who are |
he cannot do better than read this book, _o¢ so interested could be induced to pe-
which, in style and finish, is worthy of ruse its pages they would come to look
the publishers. W. EEX Be with kindlier eyes upon the work of
A Struggle for a Soul, and other stories God in foreign lands. H.C. R.
of Life and Work in South India. S. H. Hadley, of Water Street, is
By Edyth Hinkley and Marie L. sent us by the Fleming H. Revell
Christlieb. (The Religious Tract Company. | It is by Dr. J. Wilbur Chap-
Society. Price 2s.) man, and is a further interesting story
This book consists of a series of short of the well-known Water Street Mis-
sketches of Indian life, written with the sion, New York. It reveals the sad,
insight of love, and with considerable the pathetic, and the glorious side of
literary skill. The reader is transported, Home Mission work. The book will be
as by the fabled magic carpet, into the fully dealt with in a later issue.
sunny Orient, and is per-
mitted to look into the Ree SE ae
homes of the people, to € PS aan Nan, 6 |
hear their conversations, ee fnew lamin rer a Be Maes
to watch their devotions, | of eS meee
to observe their customs, [a eiaaaamma ree ey
and to learn something [Bij pRB, ee ne
of the superstitions abt eT hn dul (ee eee
which take the place of ReGen « oa age PS
religion among them. ORG amen Sees |
As one reads, one real- ape em oe s
izes how difficult is the ' Ee eee ti ;
work of the missionary a da Baie
in a land cursed with the Pat: NT Ree
blight of the caste sys- BPE es Cases
tem, enervated with the DAE) a OR
spirit of fatalism, and in Be ce (Rime fr ees
which womanhood is BE oe ENS ee
held in such light esteem. ard 5 J, Sees Es
Nevertheless one is a a PDE
cece to ne that the & ees EE aL ip aI bs
‘Cross triumphs in spite PC steed) OW Bess Gn Eee
of all hindianeses Lue ——— See ft dy
story of the Bible ASL Lt Rend ee ie
woman, Rahda, is a SS ss vial a
spiritual romance not Pe POU Bey gi CR 2 pao - |
less wonderful than that ea tia + Re ane he AORN aa :
of Cornelius, on the one ihey ies | Peg i Bt | rf al get hot
hand, and that of Justin Oh eee ae xe
‘Martyr, on iG oe | " RE Eee = ;
with both of which it has @halirrice oo Ul
features in common. It eas |p ae vee ey 3 re a l ay
‘tells how God still speaks Oo BG el ecg EO ges ame Hit |
‘to the seeker after truth, 7 /eer A Seeds | ae
and how Christ is still ag a se ee eae
| ue Answer to the spirit’s f Ng
deepest needs. i Pes aes
We heartily commend ee oe Ny J
elas See o aahag EE chiara hor a) CE
this volume to all who oS SEN eT eh AO |
are interested in mis- FO ig: pam em. No BS Se eS er
Sions, and especially to (Weegee! Soe OE |
those who care for the |= "oe ame ie oo eee aa |
amelioration’ ofthe lot en Oy Saar om Ge eae |
‘of womanhood of the Juggernaut. . [From “A Struggle for a Soul,” p. 174,
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ay HERE is so much that is interest- second, without stopping, night and day,
i ing, instructive, new, and strange it would take about twelve years for the
i about China and its people that whole to pass you. China has a_ fine
a one finds no little difficulty in fixing on coastline, 2,000 miles long. There are
i a starting-point. Vet it will not be many splendid harbours, and by means
i amiss to keep in mind a few facts to of her immense rivers and canals very
f begin with which will enable us to gain large ships can penetrate far into the
. some idea of the extent of the country, interior of the country. So productive
it | and the number and condition of the is the soil, and so well skilled in farm-
i inhabitants. We shall thus be better ing the people, that this vast population
| able to understand their peculiarities, has no need to depend on any other
and to realize more intensely our own country to supply its wants; thus for
ih responsibility and obligation to assist to many ages China has been independent
our utmost in giving to this vast section of the rest of the world. It is on this.
of God’s creatures the inestimable bles- account that the Chinese are so self-
sings of the knowledge of the Saviour’s conceited, and were unwilling for a long
love, His sacrifice for their sins, and of _ period to hold intercourse with the “ out-
| the glory and power of His Resurrec. side barbarians” or nations beyond their
' tion; to kindle within their hearts the borders. They and the Japanese are
blessed hope of a glorious immortality, the most. skilful paper-makers in the
free from the love, the fear, the bond. world. making fine paper from the
age and the guilt of sin, and free from bark of the mulberry tree and from
ii | all the miseries that spring from a con- bamboo. What a wonderful grass-
dition of slavery to sin. We shall tree the bamboo is, and to what
notice that these people are endowed wonderful uses the Chinese put it!
: with inventive faculty and ingenuity, Here is a list of its uses as I have
i and that amongst their famous men and observed in my travels. Of the bamboo:
aie sages have been those who have strenu- are made coarse and fine paper, sieves
ously endeavoured to live up to high for grain and for papermaking, flutes,
and noble ideals, refusing to give up or tobacco pipes, water pipes, roof spouts,
to deny moral principles for the sake of nails, hat and clothes pegs, rafts and
i position or gain. oars, meal and water scoops, pint
The Chinese Empire consists. of measures for meal and grain, drinking
| China Proper (eighteen provinces) and vessels, bridges, shoots for food, field!
several countries over which the Em- fences and gates, chairs and lounges,.
I peror holds sway and which pay tribute clothes-lines, hats and covers for boats,,
to him. China Proper is about fifteen penholders, arches in street decorations,.
|) times the size of the United Kingdom, masts of boats, matting, sails, andi
i and nearly half as large as Europe. It blinds, baskets, hampers and cages,
a contains nearly 400,000,000 people. blow-pipes, torches, nightlights or
i i This means that every third or fourth tapers, chairs for travelling, chair poles,
Hy, person born into the world is Chinese; lantern frames, umbrella. frames and
til | or, to put it in another way, if all the handles, rafters for roofs, strips as rope
li | Chinese were to pass by you, one every to bind rafters, good brooms (from the
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twigs), footrules, name-tallies for boys friends: “ What is queerer still, men will {
at school, looms for embroidery, dust- stroll out in company with their wives
pans, walking-sticks and flower-pots. in broad daylight without a blush. And
The country is rich in nearly all will you believe that men and women
minerals: gold, silver, copper, tin, lead, take hold of each other’s hands by way
and quicksilver. The coal-beds in of salutation? Oh, I have seen it my-
China are probably the largest in the self more than once! Not only that,
world (419,000 square miles), and near but they sit down at table together, and
them are vast supplies of the best iron the women are served first, reversing the
ore. Though only quite recently syndi- order of nature. After all, what can
cates have been sending surveyors you expect of folk who have been
through various provinces to prepare the brought up in barbarous countries on
way for mining operations, yet these the very verge of the world? They have
sources of national wealth are scarcely never heard the maxims of our sages,
touched. So strong is the power of so how can they know what good man-
superstition over the Chinese, |
they believe if the ground bedug [7
beyond a certain depth the Earth leave fae
Dragon will be offended and | — ; ee
cause the people great ills. Ys mE
I have said that the Chinese ee
are our fellow men: of like feel- Peer ; Ve aay
ings, ambitions, and thoughts as [NM ee 2) tL a
ourselves. Yet in many things eae i| NG (aa ——— |
they are accustomed to look at A al ii Mi aT Sean
things from a different Stans i 3 eee Se
oint, and so in many of their HON le Re ey nee oF Fea |
Rae and customs are quite » ere ee ae By, i
ee bo A Ga |
opposite to us. The Chinaman \ oe Ne Ae
does not greet his friend with, be a ay i
“How do you do?” but says, Be ae |
“TH cco?” — uaa Di Cea SACS
ave you eaten your rice?” |MMMBIAE Saas Ura s\ sc SN |
We say of a clever person that |iieg ppp Pade ELST INNS ies |
“he has a good head”; the ptr SI H| ENNIS
Chinaman points to and speaks oi ee carer PE 2 ERS
of the stomach as the seat of a eke US I, ca |
intelligence, and it is said that jigs ‘ Se |
a man is accredited with more ; Se a haat a eae i
scholarship the greater his mea- Seana ae oo Oo Fc same
surement round the waist. When Garey : SRE ae a }
friends part they bid each other, [a= SL ee
“Walk slowly.” Amid dangerous Making Bamboo Ropes. From “The Foreign Field.” |
circumstances we say to a man,
“Keep your heart up” or “Be brave.” ners mean? We often think them rude |
The Chinaman says, “Let go your and insolent, when I’m sure they don’t
heart.” Questions that we consider mean it. They’re ignorant, that’s all.”
ill-mannered to put to a guest a Then, again, an Englishman takes off
Chinese host is certain to ask: “What his hat to receive a guest; the China-
is your age?” “How much money do man at home pus his on, and he shakes
you make a month?” “What rent do hands with himself instead of with |
you pay?” and he compliments you if his visitor. We give a visitor a cup of
you are old. It is usual for us to ask after tea as a welcome; but in China it is
the health of the wives and daughters often given asa hint to be going. With |
of our friends, but any such questions us the place of honour is at the right
would be looked upon as the height of hand, but in China it is the left hand; i
rudeness by a Chinaman. A Chinaman and they mount a horse on the opposite 1a
who lived in America is said to have side to what we do. A well-to-do China-
written the following in a letter to his man is greatly delighted, even when in i
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| good health, if his son buys him his’ is like a broad ring; and the tobacco
i coffin ; and the father shows it with pride pipes of aged Beant (men and women)
| to his visitors. I have known a coffin are often used as walking-sticks. A
|| said to have been kept fifty years in a Chinese book begins where ours ends,
i family before being used. White gar- he reads down the page beginning from
El} ments are a sign of mourning, and_ right and ending at the left side. The
| people mostly whiten their shoes instead title is often written on the outside
| of using blacking. bottom edges of the books, as they are
i | In many parts of China man is the not stood up in rows in book-cases, but
i |i beast of burden, carrying not only other laid on the shelves one above the other,
| people but even pigs, which are carried while the reader puts in his marker at
Hi over the shoulder in baskets; and if the the bottom and not at the top of the
i pig is large its feet are tied together by page. The more noise the boys make
i | straw ropes to the middle of a pole, and at school the better pleased is the
a | thus, hanging head downwards, it is master, as he thinks they cannot then
} carried between two men, the pole rest- be idle. So each boy shouts aloud as
iy ing on their shoulders. Some rowing- he learns his lesson, and often at the
HF | boats are rowed by the feet, the rower top of his voice. Grammar, geography,
i meanwhile steering with one hand, while arithmetic, and history are scarcely ever
iT the other holds his pipe or his umbrella. taught in a really Chinese school. Frac-
The Chinese carpenter sticks his foot- tions are turned upside down, so that for
i rule in his stocking or down his back; seven-tenths a Chinaman says tenths-
i €ars are sometimes used as pockets to seven.
f carry a few coppers; the tailor’s thimble (To be continued.)
Sse sJe Sse
| Ka-Kuné. By W. E. SOOTHILL.
‘| (From ““A MISSION IN CHINA.’’)
ERE stands one who has twice meeting, and stopping his talk. On
ri been beaten nearly to death for reaching the hall I found it packed to
ii | being a Christian. We have the very curbstone at the back, but I
seen his poor body one black weal from got a footing and bided my time for
a | head to foot, and almost despaired of attack. That time never came. As he
Hi his recovery. What does he wish to preached I became so enthralled with
| say? We know his devotion and godli- _ the truths he spoke, that I unconsciously
Phi | ness, but have never heard the story edged my way forward, and, before the
ae of his conversion. Here it is: finish, was surprised to find I had
ag i ae worked my way close up to the front.
_ It was when Mr. Soo paid his first When he sat down I longed for him to
| visit to Nga-diu that I was converted. ctart afresh, and tell it all over again
i I was a violent and sinful man before from the beginning. On leaving, I did
that day. When he arrived in the vil- not know what had come to me; one
P|. | lage, I was out in the fields) On reach- thing I knew—that I was a different
| | ing home I was told that a foreigner being, for the things that were easy for
had arrived, and was going to preach me once were now impossible. I now
i his foreign doctrine that evening. I know well enough what had happened,
ae hastily swallowed my evening meal, and for I was saved that night.” :
set out in indignation, determined to And a stout pillar of the Church is
! | find an opportunity of upsetting the Ka-Kung to-day. !
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Other fields. THE EDITORS. |
A SANE IMPERIA ;
ROFESSOR ae pace coe oa courage in making the
M.A., B.D., whom we congrat na
) gratu
late on having had conferred upon NATIVES TO THE RESCUE.
him the degree of D.D. by Aberdeen The Imperialism referred to in the
| University, has earned a wide reputa- preceding paragraph cannot fail to pro-
| tion as a scholar and critic. His treat- duce fine types of character in native
ment of Old Testament difficulties has populations. The cruel and senseless
gained him the gratitude of many phrase, “rice Christians,” should surely
| puzzled Bible readers; and to him be never heard after the Boxer up-
| many Sunday School reformers look rising, when so many natives died for |
| with a hopeful confidence. | It is a their faith. The same spirit is found
| pleasure to find in him a well-informed in India, as witness this extract from a |
| and staunch champion of inferior races. letter sent to the London Missionary
The Primitive Methodist “Terald” for Society: “ Twenty-five miles to the west
| - March publishes an address delivered at of Almora lies the military cantonment
a students’ missionary meeting, and no of Ranikhet, where every year some
better plea for chivalry and honourable three or four British regiments reside |
| treatment of those in the backward during the summer months, and where |
parts of our Empire could be imagined. a fairly large native population has
| The words are worthy of
| careful consideration, both ec eae |
by the trader who thinks ef an,
more of gain than humanity, —_ es ee |
and by the _ thoughtless en ee a Fi all: |
Christian who fails to make eee rete oi) ll Me a
allowance for the terrible jim ee es oe: oe oN al
darkness of many native ‘ a eed a oat a
minds, and the hardness of |fUa cA %, 7 Es \ NR AA
many pagan hearts. How |) ag ST ei et |
just are these words? “ There i hE Gee Ee ae el |
are stamped in his very body 4 ee eo |
and soul, into nerve and |i brain, through countless MG pokes eS ras cae ts
generations, savage passions, NG | os wi I y |
brutal lusts, cruelty, dark A ula ira |
superstition, fear of the un- v . Bd |
cen pone. And _ these i
things have become a part . es : |
of the pene eee and a) a Naar ise a
even when his eart is Sala se ny fe P| |
| cleansed and his spirit Ang) wa A a
turned towards God, there 8 = ‘ Ss : |
remain the old lusts and ap- es Ae eee } ee
petites worked into the very mt i. |
fabric of his nerves and ag Pd mad
senses.” But we need not = y yo ps |
| despair. The grace and wis- ee tet |
dom of God are sufficient. ‘ ES oe poe |
What we most need is, first, j “—s ii ed
a vision of a righteous Em- |). sy See erie |
De mae jeu ae not |i ny ee |
exploit, but lovingly train, TS SS |
the “inferior eee and, Rare a oe A nteGiee Ope Nanaetness Harade
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|| gathered. About forty years ago the would take our supplies with us, and
yi L.M.S. established an English mis- provide for ourselves entirely. We
i sionary in the place, and school work worked hard all day and every week-
| || and evangelistic effort were carried on day, except occasional Saturday after-
if for a considerable time. Afterwards noons. At night large fires were lit,
| the field appeared so hard and unprofit- and around these the boys would gather
bey able that the Society decided to aban- to eat their evening meal of meat or
ni | don it. For some time there was no fish and manioc mush, over which they |
Bl | preacher of the:Gospel in the place; never failed to sing grace. Then stories
Me | but five years ago the Indian Christians and fables were told of the wonderful )
pel | of Almora ventured by their own doings of the rabbit and monkey,
| | efforts to reopen the mission school leopard and lion, antelope, tortoise, and
| | there, and sent a preacher. We thank hawk, long, long ago. After this
ei | God that by their labour, and with the hymns were sung, Scripture read,
a | help of the missionaries, the work has prayers said—all in Ki-Mbundu—and
| | prospered. Several adults and young we lay down to rest. Frequently lions,
a people of both sexes have been bap- leopards, hyenas, jackals, or hippos
ae tized, and now there is a flourishing would be heard round about us, but as
ie young Christian Church. Besides long as our camp fires were kept up
aie Ranikhet, three other centres have been they were quite sufficient protection.” :
fe) | evangelized in the neighbourhood by
Fi | the Almora Church ; elementary schools CHINA—1906.
| | have been cota DU EC tand souls Beis In “China’s Millions” for March ap- |
|) | been won for Christ.” It is to be note pears a review of the work of the China
| i that this work is in the hands of an fpland Mission for the past year. Two
| Indian Christian missionary organiza- 6, three impressions are gained from
tion, the: members of which contubute « fe.dine the review -
| il and manage its own affairs. Last year res ae ve : fat Chins
about £130 was collected and ex- oe be al See ad b yee oaee
ial pended. We rejoice to see that Indian UNCOUDLE ih Par eee d Wa sLeCOnt
al Christians are growing more earnest CVents mm the Far East, and energetic
Wall aid celeca Angas action is being taken by those in
authority te ee many reforms into
Hii operation. Decrees have been issued,
See EN Noor and local officials have realized that a
The Rev. C. H. Withey is a mis- New era is dawning, © :
sionary of the American Methodist (2) A national spirit is being
Episcopal Mission, and his sphere of awakened among the people, and though
work is in Angola, West Africa. To foreigners are not always greeted most |
| the current issue of the “Foreign favourably, still, many of the en-
Hil Field” he contributes an informing and lightened Chinese understand that the
| inspiring account of work in the bush. Westerner has much to teach the chil-
i] From his well-told story, and from ex- dren of the Orient, and so Europeans
|) cellent photographs, one can see the are admitted by policy, if not welcomed
| long, laborious toil involved in felling froin higher motives. In some of the
| trees, drawing stone from quarries, saw- Churches the natives have shown a |
ing lumber into planks and beams, desire to take a larger share in Church |
| and erecting buildings that shall defy government; and something akin to | |
h | | climate and the unwelcome activity of the Ethiopian movement in South |
iW white ants. Let the pioneer speak: Africa seems possible. This will call
yi || “Often have I been camped out inthe for much tact and loving patience.
wilderness with my native boys, for (3) The Gospel is becoming more
weéks or months at a time, at this sort widely known, and much of the ignor-
\\ of work. Sometimes I had a tent, some- ance and prejudice of past days is |
aa times we would be all out in the passing away. Witness the wonderful
open, with canopies or shelters of revival in the aboriginal tribes of Kwei- |
brush and grass, over my bed and over chow and Yunnan. Surely the light is a
Bt |i the boys’ couches on the ground.” We _ spreading in China!
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The Coming Changes _
in Sunday School 1, JOHN F. LAWIS,
‘ Young People’s
Methods. Sucsested Solatien séuwicn.
AVING stated the problem which could be hired at a small rental. The
B as Sunday School workers we oft-quoted truism, “where there’s a will
have to face, I will try to indicate there’s a way,” would, if the suggestion
the direction in which a solution of our is sympathetically considered, furnish a —
difficulties is to be sought. At the out- solution of the difficulty.
set, let me frankly admit that those Now we turn to the model school
cases—of which there are many in our premises, or to those it- would be pos-
villages—where there is only one room sible, by structural alterations, to
available for school purposes, and that, modernize, giving to the infants, the
for the most part, the chapel, arranged intermediates, the young men and the
mainly for public worship, present an young women their own rooms, together
insuperable difficulty in the way of any’ with a separate classroom for each class
such changes as will be here suggested. not thus provided for. This is the ideal
I know many such, where there is not at which for some years we have been
even a vestry where either infants or aiming, and which, in many cases, has
seniors could be separately taught, and been realized. In such schools instruc-
where the financial resources of the de- tion is given under the best conditions,
voted men aud women who toil under and experience has proved, with the
these conditions are such that the pro- best results. Large schoolrooms can be
vision of a separate building for the divided by means of revolving or fold-
school is an impossibility. For these ing partitions at no very serious cost
cases I see no remedy except there are which would be amply repaid by the
houses near in which the occupants advantages secured.
would allow a room to be used for some Some such provision is absolutely
of the senior classes. This, I think, necessary before the principle of grad-
might be possible, for often in villages ing can be adopted by any school. If
neighbours are more intimate with each nothing more can be done at present
other than in towns, and would more beyond providing separate rooms for
readily understand the needs of the the infants, the intermediates, and_the |
case. Many such cottage homes in senior classes, that would be one long
former times were freely opened for step in the right direction.
ublic worship where the Denomination These departments should each have
fad no separate place of worship. To their own superintendent, with an assis-
such homes the young men’s and young tant, and, at least, a secretary, with a
| women’s classes might adjourn after the staff of suitable teachers who each re-
opening service, and either return to the alize the importance of their work, and
school after the lesson, or close with de- who will make due preparation for giv-
yotional exercises, and disperse. I com- ing the instruction necessary to be im-
mend this suggestion to village schools parted to the children intrusted to their
for their consideration, believing that it care. In each department, the subjects
would not only be acceptable to the selected, and the method of imparting
young people themselves, but would the instruction, should be adapted to
also tend to their more efficient instruc- the ages of the children taught, other-
tion. wise, however well adapted the build-
Many of our town schools are not ings, or however perfect the organiza-
much better equipped as regards vestry tion, the object aimed at will not be
accommodation than some of the vil- secured. _
lages, and often a heavy debt on the The primary aim of the Sunday
premises makes further provision at School is to impart religious instruction, |
| present impossible. But even in these with a view of giving to the young a
cases something may be done in the groundwork of religious knowledge that
way indicated where members of the will shape their after lives, and fit them |
Church live near, and, even where this to take their place in the Church, and |
is not so, possibly a room, or rooms, to embody in their lives the principles
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