Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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Missionary echo of the Methodist Church
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Missionary echo
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英國傳教士 -- 期刊
任務 -- 期刊
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1893 -
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Europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- London
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Asia -- India
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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
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United Methodist Church.
1908. :
The firstfruits of Asia unto Christ.—
Rom. xvi. 5. -(R.V.)
From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia :
my suppliants . . . . shall bring :
mine offering.—ZEPH. ili. 10.

eS (Map of China: to be bound as frontispiece.)


Wes Adcock, Rev. J. Henry T. Chapman 34 George Packer, 6, 29, 54, 79, 104,

Bes Apologetic, A Modern B. Dutton - 2384 131, 150, 176, 202, 224, 247, 268

. es Bookland, In Missionary (See Literary Charles~Stedeford, 30; 55, 79, -105,

Me Notices). 132, 151, 177, 208, 226, 249, 269

se Carey and Missions in India. James : Fortune-teller’s Shelter, A - - - 98

ey Ellis = E i < - - 26 2. Vises Scie :

Ras Christian Endeavour Page. T. P. Dale, ee News om the _- ate - 157, 189
a : 23, 47, 71, 95, 118, 143, 167, 191, 215, 263 eanings from Other Fields. (See
= China, Moral deposits in B. Dutton, Echoes.) :

39, 64 God’s Missionary Plan. R. Brewin - 182
: China Mission, Our West J. H. Batt 187 Greeting to Lovers of Missions. E.

li China’s Uplift. J. W. Mawer - - 154 Boaden, President - S E is 1
< China and Christianity. = - - 158 Griffiths, Mrs. J. B. - a5 5s e250
Se China, The Open Door in - a - 160 Hart and China, Sir Robert - z - 208

China, An Examination on J. Truscott 281 Hedley, Rev. Js - - - S76

: Chinese Students, A letter from - - 41 Hedley’s Farewell Words, Rev. J. 2-243

oe Chinese English. T. W. Chapman, “Hoc Deus Vult.”. G. Packer - SND,

his M.Sc. - - - - = - 257 Home Mission Work, Manchester. ay,
ef | Christian Missions; An Apologetic. B. Home Missions and our Own Churches.
a Dutton - = s x a - 284 John Moore” - 2 ‘ 3 ree Ol

ere} Christians, A Word to - - - - 287 Home Missions, C.E. Topic. A. Han- -

Pe Civilization without Christianity. - At 0 cock - - - = - - 212

pee Conference Missionary Meetings, 134, 169, 172 Horizon Enlarged, Our

ii Criticism and Missions, The Higher W. B. Lark - - - - - 2

lS Dr. R. F. Horton - - - - 217 Principal Clemens - - - - 3
a College, Union Medical (Peking) Dr. Hymn, A Translated F. Galpin - - 179
3 Baxter - S - - - - 145 Incidents from the Field, 106, 108, 189

ae Committee, With the - = - 158, 277 India, New Ideas in James Ellis - = 60

soe Dale, Rev. T. Pointon : a - 142 Indian Prayer, An = ce = =o Go

ia Decision for China, My In Memoriam, 16, 48, 58, 75, 120, 186,

aA Miss Boardley - A 2 = =a Deol 181, 258, 282, 286
ae Miss Murfitt - = a z - 81 Jones, Dr. Fletcher W. Bainbridge - 37

| G. P. Littlewood - : z - 221 King’s Business Requires Haste, The

Me Miss Roebuck - - 3 = 222 Dr. Townsend - = - - 193

2 Echoes from Other Fields. 22, 44, 68, Lao Ling Hospital. Mrs. A. F. Jones 196

90, 116, 159, 185, 207, 239, 276 Literary Notices, 14, 18, 45, 66, 67, 96,
| East Africa, A Mission Station in 112, 140, 166, 182, 216, 237, 238,

Reet E. Walker, M.Sc. - = = etes)y 259, 278

Maa East Africa, First Experiences ‘in Livingstone, David James Ellis - - 184

rae W. U. Bassett = = = - 87 L.M.A. News, 82, 119, 144, 288

rh East Africa, Sunshine and Shadow in London Missionary Demonstration - 123
ie | D. Sharrocks, J.P. - = += 88. Medical Missionary in China, A

ae | East Africa, A Native House in R. Brewin 24020 = el

ee Mrs. Griffiths ts = < - 165 Melho, The Flight of Matthias T. Fish 260

Hee East African Feast, An Mrs. Griffiths _ 262 Miao Marvels C. Stedeford - - - 8

fF Education in China. Ysang Lien Fang 92 Miao Letter and Translation. S. Pollard 228

Re Endeavourer who Became a Missionary. Miao Country, Rice Ear Valley S. Pol-

: W. Bainbridge - = - = BT lard - - - ~ = = - 251
c Evangel to China, The Appeal of the Missionary Musings - = - - 280
sea B. Dutton = s = - 89, 64 ° Missionary News, 94, 119, 144
Exeter Hall, In Praise of Winston S. Missionary Stumbling-blocks J. Cuttell
Ree Churchill, M.P. - - “V8 > 259 168, 186, 209
| Editorial Notes. 12, 35, 56, 86,, 135, Missionary Plan, God’s R. Brewin - 182
Bec th 156, 180, 207, 230. 255, 280 Missionary Problem in the East
Farewell Words of Rev. J. Hedley - 248 Ji He Bart - - - - 273
ee Foreign Stations, Notes from Missions, The Higher Criticism and

es Henry T. Chapman, 4, 27, 51, 76, Dr. Horton = - = j = - 217
: 101, 129, 148, 174, 200, 2238, Missionary Spirit, The H. Daintree,

et 245, 265 MAG (oe ie ee azo


Fe :

Missionary. Report, Our - 126, 236, 254 World Outlook and the New Demand,
Mission Fund, Our E. D. Green - - 285 The Rev. R. Wardlaw Thompson 271
Missionary C.E. Topics 21, 115, 212, 263 World's Missionary Conference, 1910 |
Mountains gene Moon, Tramps round saa Youthful Enterprise at Salisbury - _' 938
7 _ James aS ake yi Be diya Yunnan! Cheer Up _ S. Pollard - 1338
Naish, Mollie (See Youthful Enterprise) 238
Native House in East Africa, A - - 165 SORT 5
Notes by the Way. (See Editorial) ‘ PORTRAITS.
News from the Front, 189, 207, 230, 255 Adcock, The late Rev. J. — - = - 84
Ningpo Workers : In Memoriam - - 286 Ashworth, Miss - - - - - 59
“Orient” in London, The James Ellis 205 Bassett, Rev. W. Udy - + “ -' 245
Palmquist, Mr. Frank W. U. Bassett 241 Batt, Rev. J. H. - - - = - 275
Paton and Missions, The late J. G. - 115 Baxter, Dr. A. K. - = - 7 echo
Poetry : Bird, Miss - - - - - 245
In the Dust. El. Sie - - -, -14. Boaden, Rev. E. - - - - - 1
Snowdrops. Miss Ford - - -» ©38 Boardley, Miss - - - - - 81
The Missionary’s Heaven. Miss Bourne, Mrs. 2 - = ts = 62
Ford = - - < - 658 Carey, William - - - - - 264
Easter Morn. El. Sie - -. - 82° Chang, Mrs. - - - - - - 198
Vitai Lampada. E. A. Potter - 117 Clemens, B.A., B.D., Rev. J. S. - 5 3
In the Dark Hour. Miss Ford - 181 Collier, Rev. S. F. - - - PLT.
é God the Architect. A. H. Kemp - 190 Dale, Rev. T. P. - - - - - 142
Finem Respice. E. A. Potter - 273 Duckworth, J.P., Mr. Alderman - St 124
Only a Little Baby Girl. A. B. Duerden, Rev. J. H. - - - - 278
Simpson - es e = EUS Fish, Rev. Thomas 3 ef ~.| 260; 261
“To Do Thy Will.” El. Sie - - 282 Greensmith, Rev. A. E. and Mrs. - 6
Pollard, Rev. Samuel T. Ruddle, B.A. 121 Griffiths, Mrs. = a as = sab
President’s Appeal, The Dr. Townsend 193 Griffiths, Rev. J. B. - - - - 99
Prize of 200 Guineas, A - - - 141 Griffiths, Rev. J. B. (and children) - 153
Rambles in North China, J. Hedley Griffiths, Rev. J. B. and Mrs. - = 265
73,110 “Hart, Sir Robert - = s s - 208
Report, Our Missionary - + 126, 254 ‘Hancock, Rev. Arthur -' = - = 219
Rice Ear Valley. S. Pollard - = - 251. Hedley; Rev. Ji 7- = = 3 See AS
River of Interest, A - - ~ © 195;°258) Hinds, “Rev. 7Jis1- . = = a 44
Righteousness or Revenue? Miss Horton, Dr. R. F. - - - - - 217
Barber — - 8 E z z - 70 Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Fletcher - SaaS
Roosevelt on World’s Conference. Jones, Dr. J. (with others) -‘ = ~ 281
President e - & z - 250 Lark, Rev. W. B. - = - = E 2
Roman Law of the Rainfall, The - 268 Leung Lap) Sen - - - - - 237
‘Tsie-poe, Chapel-opening at W. E. kong Miss = eioe i) 22 ue - - 178
Plummer, M.D: - 2 - £ 15 Littlewood, Rev. G. P. - e - - 221
Tramps Round the Mountains of the Livingstone, David a a z - 184
Moon. . James Ellis 3 3 - 288 Marshall, Dr. F: W. - e : - 150
Tree, A Missionary = E! Z - 78 Murfitt, Miss - : = = e aD
hu, Hani Lung 20-2 S22) 282), Missionary: (Group .> .- - - 169
Sharman, Banner Presented to Rev. Missionary Platform Group. - = 2sitS
Nee dee = - = = - 49 Naish, Mollie = = z = - 239
Sheppard, Letter from Rev. G. W. - 7 -Palmquist, Mr. (with others) . a DAT
Squire, B.A., Farewell to Miss L. O.- 33 Pollard, etc., Rev. S. - = - 122, 204
Students’ Missionary Demonstration - 80 Pollard, Rev. S. - - - - - 254
Stumbling - blocks, Missionary le Redfern, M.Sc., Mr. H. S. - - - 1380
Cuttell S 7 rs - 163, 180, 209 Redfern, M.Sc.,.Mr. H. S. and Mrs. - 148
Universities and Missions, The W. C. Robson, Dr. - = z é a Seo
Jackson, B.A. 7 = = - 25 Roebuck, Miss = = = = 3229
Voice from China, A J. Ellis - - 166 Sharman, Rev. A. H. - - - - 125
: Wenchow College. T. W. Chapman, Sharrocks, J.P., Mr. D. = ny Bete}
M.Sc. a = S . s 20,40). opencer, “Mra: S #2 Z e 2 = "198
Women’s Auxiliaries, Our: Squire and his Daughters, Rev. R. - 11
Miss Ashworth = . - - 59 Students’ Missionary Platform - - 81
Miss Stacey - - = 2 - 60 Taylor, Rev. J. Hudson - = - 1387
Mrs. Ballkwill - 2 as z - 62 Townsend, Dr. (President) - ¢ - 193
Women’s Work in China. Mrs. Lyttle 161 Walker, M.Sc., Mr. E. - = - - 98
Women’s Missionary Demonstration - 172 Waters, Dr. - - - . = =e 20)
Women’s Auxiliary. Hospital Supply - 211 Wedding Group at Ningpo - - - 156
Word to Christians, A - - = - 287 Women’s Platform - - - ‘= 178

; e e e e
e United Methedist Church Missions.
i: North China.
Ee In the Tientsin District there are 5 Circuits; 104 Churches; 218 centres of
noe Evangelistic Work; 18 English Missionaries ; 74 Native Pastors and Evangelists,
Be with 82 Local or Occasional Preachers; 3,120 Members, with 1,310 on trial.
he The Training Institute, the first in North China, has 19 Students. A four
be years’ course of instruction is given, and some of the most eloquent and persuasive
Bs preachers have here received their equipment.
es There are 58 Primary and Intermediate Schoois, and a Boarding School for
i Girls, and effective Medical Worl is carried on in three centres,
._ South-East China.
ee . In Ningpo there are 1,872 Members, with 610 on trial; and in Wenchow 2,564
f Members, with 6,198 on trial. In both districts Educational and Medical Work
ane is organized. The College at the former place has 80 students; the College at the
: latter, 82. In Ningpo there are 5 Day Schools—4 for boys and 1 for girls—with
BS 85 and 25 Pupils, respectively ; in Wenchow there are 37 Day Schools, with 928 -
ae Pupils.
. In both districts there are fully-equipped Hospitals, under the direction of
= competent medical men, with native assistants.
a West China.
eo Evangelistic work has been successful in three directions :
o (1) The Hwa Miao, who are agriculturists, but landless and poor ;
EES | (2) The Nosu, who own the land and are often well-to-do ;
Hee (8) The Chinese, who own the towns and monopolize trade.
Re Thousands of Miao have turned to Christ, large numbers of the Nosu are
ee following, and amongst the Chinese the worl is making good progress.
es There are Mission Centres at
ee ; Chaotong and Tongechuan for the Chinese; :
ee Stone Gateway for the Miao;
_ Sz-fang-ching for the Nosu.
3 The membership is 8,708, with 2,052 on trial.
> An Institute for the training of Preachers, Primary and Secondary Schools,
= and a large and increasing Medical Work under qualified doctors, are increas-
| ingly successful agencies. :
e East Africa.
ae There are 8 Principal Stations, with 482 Members; and Educational and Agri-
| cultural Departments, under the direction of competent instructors.
a | West Africa.
i | There are 7 Principal Stations, with 2,510 Members and 584 on trial.
ee Jamaica and Central America.
: There are 39 Chapels, 42 Schools, and 4,269 Members, with 587 on trial.
Rac The increase of Members on the whole Mission is 2,121.
t | An APPEAL TO THE HOME CHURCHES is earnestly made for larger funds to
Resa meet the costs of a work that cannot but expand, and from which, having put our
| hand to the plough, we cannot look back. And seeing that the Mission advances
: by “leaps and bounds,” prayer should be unceasing that fresh labourers may be
co | raised up, and thrust into fields which are “white unto harvest.”
ie THe Macnet Press, 188 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, S.E.
cS |

The United Methodist Church.
Greeting President,
To the Lovers of Missions and the
Readers of the “‘ Missionary Echo.’’
ARK! there is music from afar. the echoing song? Never forget that
B It tells of tidings of great joy its love, attractiveness, and marvellous
for all people. The substance renewing power are for you to whom
of it is that the world needs a Saviour, the song of the Gospel of grace 1s
and that a Saviour has come for the come; and that you, having received it
world.. Never was sweeter music than in its blessed fulness, may and must
the angels’ song, the sweetness of “sound it out” to and for others. My
which was more in its message than in greeting to you in this New Year is one
its sound, entrancing as that was. It of thankfulness for what in the past
awakened echoes which have never died
away, but are always resounding and eae
expanding ; and it is the work and joy : ah aee eater ‘
of missions to awaken them where they BR nee eae tane ey (ree
have not hitherto been heard, and to RES nett on An NES
make their glorious and gladsome So
meaning clear, attractive, and saving. eee SS j
The charm of the song has been |iiaa= ee a
felt in Africa, China, and elsewhere, [2 (ue :
through you as its medium. Your |e tor" me
sympathy, gifts, and prayers are trans- |= sage: tae SON
mitters of it to distant places as really Sc Bas oS 7
as wireless telegraphy is the transmitter |=) 9) 0] Seelam ©
of its messages. Even yet that earnest |fe sy = Pas ,
prayer which you offered in your own |.) Se (jae S
room will actually, though mysteriously, Ge eee ie Gh
carry the song onward to climes which Se es all % es an Ve :
you have never visited, and will there ee is. Be
by its miraculous touch open deaf ears. a)
And while the peoples are touched by ye
its dulcet strains, in its forward move- Ae
ment, its reverberations will be caught ee
by you in mind and heart from the \
records in these pages of its triumphs, :
and by a spiritual consciousness in your
own soul. |
Dear friends, have you all been
charmed, won, renewed, entranced, by Rev. E, Boaden.
January, 1908.

“ |
& | Our Enlarged. Horizon
e| |
a | you have felt and done; and also for gone among the heathen with the music
Res what has been wrought among the of the Gospel in your hearts and on
Be heathen through your faith, work, gifts, your lips, you have been messengers
= and prayer, and with an earnest hope repeating the song once sung over the
PS that we at home and our fellow men plains of Bethléhem, and you have
BS abroad, may by the Holy Spirit be not done it in vain. “Shepherds” and
i attuned to the same key, so that mes- “the Magi” have believed and adored.
pes sages of Divine love may be sent with- Honoured are you of God. May His
i. out miscarriage or neglect, and be re- protection be your mantle, and His
eS | echoed to the joy of all hearts. Spirit your power. And may all who
ie A few of you have done something have believed through your word be
ig beyond praying and giving. You have kept by faith unto everlasting salvation.
= sje se Sse
Lis I.
je Our Enlarged By
‘ H e Rev. W. B. LARK
Be OriZoT. (President B.C.).
ee HAVE been asked by the Editors there is not a closed door to be found ;
| to join in the making of a brief the whole world is open to receive the
fs appeal to the readers of this Herald of God’s redeeming love.
Re Magazine on behalf of mussions, hav- In the literature of the Christian
Bs ing in mind our “enlarged horizon.” I Church to-day, there is nothing more
am old enough to remember when the stimulating and ‘refreshing than her
fees greater part of the world was closed story of missionary travel and toil and
a against the Christian. missionary, but triumph. It recalls the famous records
Ss by the good providence of God door of the Early Church, showing that the
ra after door has been opened, prohibition same spirit fires the hearts of modern
. after prohibition has been removed, and missionaries as fired the hearts of the
a | to-day, east, west, north and south, first missionaries, and proving that the
ae | SS a eS Gospel has lost nothing of its saving
- Be ee 2 power.
Ss | ee eee ae With profound gratitude we rejoice
ae | fe ee | over the successes of the past; but
ae | | ee ee SCWhile much has been done, very much
s i ee ee g ioe more remains to be accomplished. How
ee es ee solemn is the fact that there are a thou-
pee OO ge A ee sand millions of human beings most of
a i oe. a mr = | whom are altogether ignorant of the
ae | See fo ee ij ae God we worship, and have never heard
re) | bee os oe eC Coo the Saviour in whom we trust!
| re lite ist
eee | eee — oe e heathenism of to-day is in no
pest | a le | sense an improvement on the heathen-
| | a fe ~—SSC«(Cism of ‘centturies ago. It is as foul, as
es | ee s cruel, as helpless and hopeless as_was
He cael : heathenism in the days of Paul. Read
fe a the description which the apostle gives
free 7 = of the heathen of his day:
be: } 6 me : 3 e 5 “Filled with all unrighteousness,
fe covetousness, maliciousness; full of
ae) | 5 : envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity ;
ee | : y haters of God, without understanding,
sr 5 is covenant-breakers, without natural
re Rev. W. B. Lark. affection, unmerciful.”
ie | 2,
a |

Our Enlarged Horizon
It is a fearful picture, but it says © But, since it is asked, we need not: hesi—
nothing of the heathen worse than the tate to meet it.
heathen have said of themselves, and Looked at from the standpoint of
there is not a single feature of the pic- political economy—and many profes-
ture which is not true of the heathen sedly Christian people seem incapable
among whom our missionaries labour of looking at it from a higher stand-
to-day. point—we do not hesitate to say that
Again and again our missionaries tell the money and labour spent on missions.
us of the hopeless misery that every- are a magnificent investment. An Eng-
where prevails, how the affections of lish official said on one occasion:
the people are withered, and their moral “ Politically and commercially the re-
sense destroyed under the degrading turns from missions are a thousand per
influences which surround them. I re- cent.”
member Dr. Moffat saying on one occa- Some disappointment has now and
sion, when speaking to a gathering of then been expressed over the tabulated’
Christian people: “I have been living results. I do riot undervalue tabulated
in the dark shades of heathenism, results, but let us remember that they
among people without God, and em- form buta fractional part of the results
phatically without hope, and were it of missionary work. The duty of the
possible for you to see a tenth part, Christian Church is clear; her work is.
aye a hundredth part, of what I have to plant the Cross on the highways of
witnessed, you would never cease to the world, to fill all languages and dia-
pray, ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy will lects with the good tidings of salvation.
be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.” In this high task the United Method-
It has been asked, “Do missions ist Church has a share, and to do this.
pay?” I hardly think the question re- holy work will not weaken our Churches.
flects any credit on those who ask it. at home—rather will it strengthen them.
II.—By Rev. J. S. CLEMENS, B.A., B.D. (President M.N.C.).
E are living in a new day as_ in the conditions under which Christian:
regards missionary enterprise. work is to be prosecuted among the
The situation is materially Chinese. The old-time aversion of the
different from what it was in the days governing classes to all things Western
of Morrison and Carey, of Moffatt and has given way to a great eagerness and!
Livingstone. There is the same urgent determination to learn from the West,
need of evangelization in the heathen
world, it is true, and there is the same EE
imperative duty resting upon Christians ioe Pe
to carry on this work. But the doors of oo a
opportunity now open to the mission- Bee oe awe \ cae ene
aries of the ae are much more Le gf Se ee
numerous; multiplied and improved ho Mee Coo Soest
facilities for favre have BrOuehe the ee i os JS
mission fields much nearer to the home | ais : ee
churches; and new reasons have sprung ote S, up why redoubled zeal should be be. a Se
stowed upon this work if it is to be Se ) Ee
worthily done at all. pS .
Let me specially refer to China as one oa
of the scenes of missionary enterprise Bs
in our newly-constituted United Church. a
The union has enlarged the interests
of each of the three constituent bodies
in the evangelization of that vast
country. And within the last few years i
extraordinary changes have taken place Rey. J. S. Clemens, B.A., B.D.
3 To

a |
| Notes from Foreign Stations
= | .
ieee |
| especially in educational, civil and mili- _ tional differences as far as possible, and
ers tary matters. The work of medical mis- working in perfect co-operation and
ee | sions, too, has borne fruit; former accord, under one name, in the hope
fee ignorant prejudices against it are being thereby of leading up_to the creation
A broken down, and there is a growing of a native Chinese Christian Church
| desire to raise a class of native doctors that shall take its own form and shape
| trained in Western methods of medical its own course in accordance with the
el practice, and so supersede the prac- genius of the people.
ml titioners of the old ridiculous and bar- Let us of the United Methodist

ee | baric school. In such respects there is Church joyfully take our share to the
a. a great awakening in China. All this, utmost of our power in supporting such
_ however, only makes the need for more anenterprise. It isa very little thing that

4 | extensive work in the propagation of the Chinese should know anything of

ey) || the Gospel more imperative. True reli- our Church differences as we know
|| gion lies at the root of all that is really them, even were it desirable: it is the
be | good in civilization and progress. greatest matter possible that they

Nee At the present time how small is the should know Jesus Christ as their Lord

oe | combined force of Christian agencies and Saviour.

as, in China when compared with the im- eee ee
| mensity of the work that is to be done! Sohne Thou chlecall Genomes

ll There is, happily, a movement on the But to have shared the travail
7 field for the sinking of all denomina- Which makes Thy kingdom come.
, So
| Notes from pen Se
eet || e e HENRY T. CHAPMAN, .
Foreign Stations. serie secretary.
es | MOTTO FOR YEAR 1908. New Year In wishing the readers and

: | “Giving to foreign missions’ . . . a Greetings, friends, new and _ old, of
sie i matter of Christian honour and unfaltering and Message. the MISSIONARY ECHO a
“al consecration.”—Rey. J. S. DENNIS, D.D. Happy New Year, we do
al —_—-—— so in no formal spirit, but in all the

2 || - . . “The work of missions is our warmth of affection as to fellow helpers
at | duty, not chiefly because of the command in the greatest of all causes.

: 1 | of Christ s lips, but because of the desire To-allour new criendsan the brother
ise! |) of His heart. He bade His Church evan- hoodsand stellowshia cae the Church
Roe gelize the world because He wanted it evan- : a Ut zs .
eee gelized, and He wanted it evangelized be- the Lord Jesus Christ we extend the
ee cause He knew that it needed to be evan- hand of Christian affection, and ask of
S| gelized.” them hearty co-operation in making
| | : Rost. E. Speer, D.D. widely known the MISSIONARY ECHO,
Bal | . . . “Let us teach Hindus, Zoroas- and the most generous support of that
Beet || trians, Confucianists, Buddhists’ and Mo- great enterprise which it represents and
aes | hammedans, that there is only one sacred advocates.
ee |i Book that can be their mainstay, their sup- Let each one give to Foreign Mis-
fae | port, in that awful hour when they pass sions-such a definite and regular place
eet || alone into the unseen world. There is only jp their prayers, and to the records and

: | one book to be clasped to the heart—only pleadings of those who are “spending
ie | one Gospel that can give peace to the faint- abe, 4” the Fore: Mis.

1] ing soul then. It is the sacred volume an CinseSPen Oe LC OL ele tlie us
ie || which contains that faithful saying, worthy S!0N field such a place in their reading,
= || to be accepted by all men, women and chii- that their “contributions to Foreign
aie | | dren, in the East and in the West, in the Missions shall appeal not simply to im-
ee North and in the South, “that Christ Jesus pulse, or to choice, or to inclination,
i came into the world to save sinners.” but to an abiding conviction, a pro-
ey Sir M. Monier-Wiuiiams, LL.D. found sense of duty, a sacredness of
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Notes from Foreign Stations
obligation, and a deep spirit of personal and his dear wife. As soon as friends
loyalty to our Lord.” Great things at home know of the illness of the two
have been done; greater things wait friends in China their sympathy will
to be done, and will be done the flow out to them, and prayer will be
moment the truth embodied in our made for them continually. May the
motto becomes a glowing and profound “Everlasting Arms” ever be around
mental and spiritual fact! them both ‘n their sickness and in
Welcome The Rev. J. B. Griffiths ‘their loneliness.
News from reports the safe arrival of Principal Recently we have had a
East Africa. the Rev. W. Udy Bassett Chapman’s number of inquiries in re
and Mr. W. J. Bridgman Scholarship to scholarships in our
at Mombasa, October 23rd. Mr. Lory Appeal. China Colleges! As a
shared with Mr. Griffiths the joy and singular coincidence, about
honour of welcoming our two brethren the time several of these inquiries came
to their new sphere of Christian service. to hand, came also a letter from Mr.
Both were in good health. The im- Chapman in which he introduced the
pression made on the mind of Mr. question of scholarships, and made an
Griffiths by his ,two new. fellow appeal. In consequence of the
labourers was a happy one; his words — straitened nature of our funds we have
are: “If not mistaken, you have sent withheld the appeal. The outline of
us two very good men.” Those words Mr. Chapman’s scheme is as follows:
express exactly. our own judgment. In Our native pastors do, not receive a salary
the case of Mr. Bassett and Mr. Bridg- large enough to permit of their sending
man let it not be “out of sight out of their sons to the College. If a_ certain
mind,” but daily as we enter into our number of scholarships could be offered to ;
Ree lek Ge Ora for theny the Christian sons of Christians, under con-
Coe UUs -DEay, ; : ; ditions something like the following
Mr. Griffiths adds to his gracious (amended as thought fit), it would be pro-
comment these very significant words: ductive of great good: .
“You have sent two very good men, (1) Holders of scholarships to be about
but we ought to have four more like sixteen years of age.
them!” Note the number—*“ four (2) To remain at College for four years.
more.” When the last word has been (3) To be baptized Christians. :
said that can be said, and said as graci- (4) Vo Promise’. to ssetve the mission it
SES 2 S : : called upon—for a certain number of years
ously eee LaCC Cal make it, and (say five), as either schoolmasters or pastors,
with the loftiest possible aim, the upon finishing their College course.
burden and responsibility of the evan- The cost would be about £5 a year (at
gelization of Africa rests on the Chris- present College rates). Course of study
tian Church. Shall we turn a deaf might be modified in harmony with future
ear to the plaintive appeal of our work of student.
honoured leader on the field? Rey.G. W. We have just received a
Sad News In a letter from Principal Sheppard. —_ letter from our friend Mr.
. trom Chapman we have re. Sheppard. It is the first
Wenchow. ceived eal ewe or the since heeft Bugland< Some tumesere
illness of both Dr., and this he and those travelling with him
Mrs, Plummer. Dr. Plummer felt it Will have arrived safely at Ningpo. The
necessary to take Mrs. Plummer to letter is so deeply interesting in itself
Shanghai for an operation. The opera- that we have requested that it should
tion was successful, and at the time of be published in extenso. (See page 7.)
writing Mrs. Plummer was reported to Departure On the 7th inst the two
be doing well. On arriving at Shang- of Lady ladies accepted by the
hai with his wife the Doctor himself Missionaries Foreign Missionary Com-
had to go to bed, and have one of his _ to China. mittee for China will set
feet lanced for blood poisoning. The sail. They are going out
Principal adds: “It has been a very for “ general mission work,” and with a
sad time for us all since the vacation.” good equipment, as far as past service
We need not bespeak the sympathy of and examinations can be a test of
our friends on behalf of Dr. Plummer equipment. A fuller account of their

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i : Notes from Foreign Stations

a | in the ministry also note this request,

bss Ue Sa ers a ae We are greatly obliged to all those

LS ee ee | circuit officers who have forwarded to

ee} | bebe cies ce eee the treasurer’ their missionary money

P< ie ene oe in eetianiad as they have received the same from

ee er the Churches. It is a very great help

RS ee oe S—~*=<“<=—s™*™sSSCOhhen' this course is followed, as it

hs eS lessens the amount of bank interest.

ex eo ae a oe A Valedictory =A most memorable service

ee a or 4) eS Service. was held at Waterloo Road

se ee Oe See ~—COCMiss Lettie Church, S.W., on Decem-
= | om 1: Bae - Squire, B.A. ber 4th, to take leave of
eo | ae Cag we eee Miss Lettie Squire, who is
Bt | ey ae hee 4 - going to join her sister in education
red | =: > - 4 mission work at Chao Tong, China.
rey] | of ek ‘eas (B.C.) Miss Squire’s address was very
ml | Pe impressive — unaffected, lucid, heart-
Re || . : & a searching, and throbbed with a deep
ae ||. fe Beg ms : note of conviction. God grant her
ee Bi we : 3 journeying mercies! The meeting was
he ys X m5 ay made the more memorable and _impres-
Re Be) 7 ie 3 sive by the fact that the father and
as “3 = g brother of Miss Squire were at the
ee ———— .¢- ; meeting and gave brief addresses—the
4 | - cs | 2 Revs. R. and’ E. Ri~ Squire. The
Be | j | meeting was presided over by Mr. J. P.
Ee | s ae: Tonkin, who gave an admirable ad-
ce Rev. A. K. and Mrs. Grcensmitn and one of the dress. The Revs. A. Hancock, D. ie
| | Mendi Mission. Boys (Daniel), who juss been with Rounsefell, and Henry T. Chapman.
fe || (They sailed December 28th.) also gave addresses. [A fuller report
et || yoo |\Photo: E. P’ Short, Nottingham. next month.—EDs. |

eet ||| Il.

» || departure in next month’s EcHo, but

Ree | in the mean time we bespeak for each By Rev. GEORGE PACKER,

eee || of them—Miss Boardley and Miss Missionary Secretary.

ee | Murfitt—the earnest prayers of our The North The terrible epidemic of
Be: | Churches for a safe journey, and a China cholera is now happily
ae long period of distinguished service. Mission. abating with the advent of
Nees Earlier We respectfully and very cooler weather. It has ser-
es | Closing of earnestly beg to call the iously dislocated our work, especially
al Accounts. attention of Church and that of the schools, and prevented a
ne | circuit missionary secre- number of our students in the country
ea ||| taries to the earlier closing of the from returning as early as expected to
ied || missionary accounts for the year the Training Institute at Tientsin. A
Eee April 25th. Accounts not in by number of our people have been car-
ee | end of April in each year cannot, ried off, the most important case being
bet | under the new constitution, be in- that of Mr. Lao Fang Kun, the preacher
ae | cluded in that years total. In at Hsing Chi, who hastened to his home
Re || consequence of the earlier date at at Yang Shin as soon as he was seized,
ies | which Conference meets it will be im- and died there.

ee! || possible to allow a period of grace The Girls’ Boarding School at Chu
ie || such as we have been wont to do in’ Chia Tsai is in active operation, but:
al the past. If each local secretary and the rule generally adopted in similar
eo | treasurer will give his best attention to institutions, requiring boarders to un-
eet ||| this question, what is requested can be bind their feet, may for a while, until
be done, and done well. Will our brethren sound opinion becomes more general,
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Letter from the Rev. G. W. Sheppard.
deter some who otherwise would be glad The work is proceeding satisfactorily
to enter. : in all the five circuits, and it is expected
The new house at Tang Shan is now that the year will be marked by con-
occupied by the Rev. F. B. Turner. siderable accessions to our membership.
Mr. Turner has had more than his One of the most urgent needs of the
share of building operations, in which, mission is fas in scitnn < the we
however, he has rendered exceptionally missionary-houses, and the George In-
valuable service. All the new buildings nocent_ Memorial Schools in the Wu
at Tang Shan will soon be completed, Ting Fu Circuit, which have just been
and then Mr. Turner will be at liberty completed, we should be able at once
to give his full energies to mission work to proceed with the Martyrs’ Memorial
proper—a duty much more congenial Hospital, dispensary, etc., and the new
to him than that which of late has chapel, and so complete the missionary
fallen to his lot. apparatus for that important Circuit.
A Letter from the
Rev. G. W. Sheppard.
S.S. “PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD,” the close company of our fellows be-
in the Indian Ocean, longing to different nationalities, and
a engaged in various pursuits, and more
Nov. 11th, 1907. than a little missionary work of an in-
y DEAR Mr. CHAPMAN,—We formal kind is done on board ship.
are now more than half-way Last Sunday, in the Red Sea, I
ae on ce journey, and ere to preached to a large congregation, and
reach Colombo to-morrow. It has been had a“ good time.”
a rather rough voyage, and the ladies, The heat is great, but we are all well:
Tam sure, will be very glad to see the our boy having especially gained
last of this good ship. We have found strength since we started. And now
a eet aple enone m cam, seas, England gets farther away and China
ut when there 1s the least swell in the draws nearer. What awaits us . we
ocean she rolls terribly. Scarce had we partly know, and eagerly anticipate.
lost Sent of Southampton when the What we do not know, we shall try to
troubles began. The Bay of Biscay meet worthily when we meet it. I am
Was true to its reputation, and even the conscious that this term of service will
Percegtaancen did not treat us kindly. cover probably the best years of my
n the Indian Ocean we have encoun- Jife, and my determination is to bend
eee 2 severe storm, quite unusual at the full strength of my manhood in the
ee He ot ver or mye ie uplift of Christ in China.
1 Bipeeetets, Soo eat eter Man wlab There were a number of parcels con-
pave EXDericnced. any a Sie, An Eakin ericles kind! repared b
: nine junks,-aod 1 emjoy. the gran- fends for the Giese caine oP whic
ean of an angry sea; but when all _reached me at the last minute, and too
‘around, or nearly all, are suffering late for acknowledgment. One or tw
- agonies there is little inclination to en- + deed t d e dd S 2
joy oneself. in a as not te a nee of the
: : 2 senders thereon. you have any way
We have some interesting travelling of expressing our thanks to these good
‘companions, including a number of Paendecalineieed
. Missionaries of various societies. One 2 Sees
of the chief pleasures of the voyage is With kind regards, yours as ever.

Bc | e e
| Missionary Marvels _ syn.
| | e Cc. STEDEFORD,
| among the Miao. Missionary Secretary.
Bat |
a | HE Miao first: introduced them- and it was sold out at once. The slow
| | ae selves to the Bible Christian process of printing could not meet the
ee missionaries in Chao Tong early demand. Now the Scriptures are being
i. in the month of July, 1904, when four translated, the British and Foreign
Be of them visited the mission premises Bible Society is rendering its invaluable
. and asked to be taught the Gospel. assistance. (See note, page II.)
eS These were followed by others, and The first Miao chapel was erected in
elt during the first month 100 came, and April, 1905, at Stone Gateway, about
\ they brought the intelligence that thou- twenty-five miles from Ghaae Tong
ie | sands were wishing to come. The num- The site was given by a landlord ay
pe | bers rapidly increased until as many aS _ the Miao contributed 1,000,000 cash *
ee | 600 would be there at one time. To to cover the cost of the building, in ad-
on | accommodate such a number was a dition to assisting with their voluntary
| | eee and chap eucias labour. It was a rough building with
eo | schoolrooms, passages and stables were straw roof, capable of seating 350, and
|| turned into sleeping-rooms. Difficulties of standing 700 people. ‘They have
et | threatened on account of the city being often been packed in so that they could
fe | invaded by so many of these people hardly move, and crowds sometimes had
eS) | whom the Chinese regarded with great 9 wait outside while a service was held
Pe | aversion. They all brought their own for those within. Almost as soon as.
ge food, and remained as long as the one service was over another would
ES supply lasted. 2 begin. This place became the centre
‘There are more than seventy different of the Miao work, and the people would
= tribes of Miao. These belonged to the travel twenty, thirty, and even forty
ee Hwa Miao, or Flowery Miao, so desig- miles to the services. At Stone Gate-
ee | nated probably because they are fond way a new and more substantial chapel,
ee of wearing bright colours. They are which will seat 700 or 800, is in course
i the servants of a superior tribe of of erection, and a house is being built
me aboriginals, called the No-su, and they for the accommodation of the mission-
< are completely at the mercy of their aries. The Rev. S. Parsons, and his
= | masters. One of the greatest difficul- wife, are now in charge of the station,
all ties has been to conciliate the land- and they find their energies fully taxed
eA owners, many of whom are hostile to by the demands of the day schools and
ee) | the truth, and persuade them to give Sunday Schools, in addition to regular
ee permission to their tenants to accept services and general evangelistic work.
Hees the new religion. Now, however, some The converts here are rapidly growing
|i, of the No-su are disposed to favour jn: knowledge and usefulness. They
Ee | Christianity, and one of our best give evidence of real devotion. Prayer-
heey || Chinese evangelists, Mr. Li, B.A., has meetings on Saturday nights and Sun-
sal | been set apart to labour among them. day mornings are often attended by
es | _The Miao language, being entirely hundreds. Some of them travel far
= || different from the Chinese, presented a into surrounding villages to preach the
| great obstacle. It had no written form, Gospel. The missionary zeal of the
pa || and the Rev. S. Pollard set himself the converts accounts to a great extent for
_ task of reducing it to a simple system the rapid extension of the movement.
val of ee The accompanying fac- The remarkable fact is that the whole
fees | se ee ee of St. Mark’s tribe seems to be influenced by the
Wee. te e Ste 2 eine gcse same desire to receive the Gospel. The
aye | BE ELS oe e method provec wretched condition of their lives may ac-
ee very successful, and all the people, old = (ount partly for their delight in heari
mee || and young, eagerly commenced their he a 2 “6 rae se th So :
: lessons in reading. The first primer e good mews: Oppressed to the point
z | was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies, * Representing £100 in British coinage —EpiTors.
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Missionary Marvels among the Miao

of extreme des- k
titution they
have been with- fs “BS
out any an =
and words o ' Uw L iw oy
hope and cheer Lr C
were never ad- Bt Ty a AX S [ ey
dressed to c O ?
them. To com- 1 = il i) =]
plete their >
misery, they] q oe
had abandoned ¥ u | VW
themselves to S 2 S ? ale S J , S ES
the abomina- ~~ oe |
tions of hea- VU OND
thenism, and fe C fe + a ae te
had sunken to id J
the — grossest ON =
: nC
immorality, Co re
This makes the >) C s CIN Im Es [_ .
transforming @ > IA ?
effect of Divine 3
grace seem all c a E? | [ee ) = Jr — :
the more won- Fe
derful. They CG : mG ‘ =< 28 oO
forsook _ their VU
evil ways, and § J J c f= E a] Ee
unquestionably § 9 LW)
Divine grace | = 99
alone could ¢ alk
work such a /\ In os e i
change in their ; eS Ke C
characters and
lives. ‘One of /\ G G qt C
the converts b. 2
named Wang AY 9 :
publicly gave >. /\ 3 G C Ae ke eS (4
this testimony : SSeS AS vu Re
“T was a great = =. ¢€ Cc it
drunkard. C n 1 I
Every market CG 4 4 T (Ti _l lS I
day 1 took — L
money with me ee m
and got drunk. Cr cE [; NN @
I have been a 5
Christian for Vv :
three years, ~) | { ? J aT cS a Ce
and have not ? SS G aS oO }
£20 usc.h* ed c ¢ |
‘drink’ all that = 2VU
time. Last year | K lv S \é 2 Se G i.
nine out of ten re
houses in our i pt C{[ru C a GY

- village ~ were® S$ >? € /N ic

burnt down, See

mine among : 3 2 a :
thems Ther vusvy ire) ia Mr Pollard’s Miao transintions bible Ghchan Memeo
Chinese came $ : (By permission.)

y AK a EEE ________.___.___._

et | Missionary Marvels among the Miao

es |

i ‘and said, surely you will not be- face beaming with the inward light,

re | - lieve in God now. But I do believe in’ said: “I have believed in Jesus for

oe Him, and my heart is full of peace, and three years. Every day I remember

FS I have no anxiety.” The fruits of the Cross of Jesus. There is not a day

BS grace are the same all the world over, in which I do not consider His suffer-

Re | and these converts from darkest ings. I love to go and tell the story

ES | heathenism testify to the same love for to others. I want the whole world to

oe Jesus, the same experience of pardon’ be saved.” This general desire for the
te -and peace and joy, the same desire for salvation of others finds expression in

ie the salvation of others as we are ac-_ persistent efforts to bring their heathen

‘customed to hear at home in times of neighbours to a knowledge of the truth.

qs religious revival. Let us listen to the In one village of twenty families, three

et | testimonies of some of these Christian or four believed. They joined together

= | Miao. In an experience meeting at and held nightly services from house

ee || Stone Gateway one man, who had been _ to house throughout the village. Nine-

| | severely persecuted, said: “I am poor, teen of the families are now Christian.

es but I know Jesus came into the world In another large village three or four

ee | ‘as a poor man. I know Jesus is true. families believed. They prayed that

rs ‘When He was taken to death they re- the Holy Spirit would open the hearts

| ~-viled at Him, and were glad. When I. of the others, and now thirty families

ee | read this, I said, that is how the people are Christian.

eae ‘serve me. Jesus was like I am. I Thus the work has spread until in

pact know He has forgiven all my sins, and the course of three years it has covered

Eo IT am full of joy.” Another said: “My an area of 10,000 square miles, and

ad heart was black. Now my heart is hot. about 6,000 souls have professed to be-

fee When men in the old days cursed me, I. lieve in Jesus for salvation ; 3,300 have

9 ‘was angry. Now I pity them, for they been baptized, and are now recognized

aes do not know that Jesus died on the as church-members; the others are on

Lot Cross for them.” Another, with his trial formembership. Five chapels have

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“«My Decision for China’”’
been erected in different centres, where though God has chosen these down-
each can serve eighty or 100 villages, trodden and destitute people to demons-
the people travelling many miles to the trate, before the eyes of the Chinese,
services. The sites have been given by the uplifting and transforming power of
friendly landlords, and the cost of the the Gospel of Christ. It is also a chal-
building met chiefly by Miao contribu- lenge to the faith and liberality of the
tions. The work of pioneering has been Churches at home. It calls for -more
carried on with grand enthusiasm by workers, and more money. Schools are
the Rev. S. Pollard, who has been itine- needed everywhere, and there is especial
rating continually for the purpose of need of a school for the training of
opening new fields, and consolidating native evangelists. Miss Lettie Squire.
the work already begun. The outrage B.A., left in December to under-
perpetrated upon him, which nearly take educational missionary work
sacrificed his life, has seriously checked among Miao girls. [See below——EDs.]
his work; but, on the other hand, it What will the United Methodist
evoked such love and sympathy that Church do for the Miao? One of the
it is likely to produce results which in chief concerns of the new Church
other ways will promote the triumph of should be the extension of our mission-
the Gospel. ary operations. We cannot more truly

Our work among the Miao is only honour our Master, and justify our
part of a much wider movement which Union, than by increasing our efforts
is affecting these tribes in the Yunnan for the evangelization of mankind.
province, and in the neighbouring pro- @
vince of Kwei-chow. In the south- g ae gS
west of Yunnan missionaries are pass- yurk'isalso being produced in a new form of ay'labies
ing ‘over from: Burmah in order: to overs. ter the Hwa Mead, tee cabeteial ile ae wee
take the movement there. It seems as humbers mae] MAES Comistanity in remarkabre

“MY DECISION FOR CHINA.”’ By Lettie Squire, B.A.

My interest in missionaries and their truth of the other two, I go to China
work goes back as far as I can remem- hoping to be used for God’s glory in
ber. When, four years ago, my sister* the saving of the Miao girls.
went to China that interest was naturally : :

3 Miss Squire. Miss Lettie.

increased. More recently I have really 2 ae ees
wished that God would call me to some Peo ee eee
definite work for Him, and to some- |)... 7
thing that would require a_ sacrifice. ie ee eee ae .
At the last May Missionary Meeting, — — ee
in Exeter Hall, Mrs. Pollard was speak- Re ae. We
ing about those wonderful Miao people. See ") ee a") fo
In the course of her address she merely cS ie ai So
stated the fact that a teacher was ie ef
wanted for the Miao girls. As soon as 4 ee ee
the need was mentioned, my whole be- or
ing responded to it. I felt that this was a *

my work, and God’s call to me; nor

have I doubted it since.

I count it a great privilege to be 4 |
allowed to go, but I also realise the Big ice pe :,
great responsibility. I find it helpful i, | (
to remember the following passages as )
mottoes: 1st, With men it is impossible ;
2nd, With God all things are possible ; ne :
3rd, All things are possible to him that |
believeth. Knowing by experience the ee
truth of the first, and relying on the Rev. Re Squiciaid “Too Daushere

* Miss Ethel Squire, B.A.—Eps. (Mrs. Squire died in 1901.)

ie | I
eee 1 @ By f
ed G eanings. THE EDITORS. |
Fe We wish all our Readers, new and old, a Happy New Year. |
a THE M.N.C. “ GLEANINGS.”’ interfere with the general adoption of
les OURTESY as well as pleasure the two magazines issued by the Book |
ie G demands that our first reference Room Committee. We simply wish for
ol in this column should be to the a fair field, and as we are commencing
oe | discontinuance of the above publication, our fifteenth year we have no fear of
Et | in order to make way for the MISSION- the future. Still we shall not live on
oe | ARY Ecuo. With the December issue the past, nor presume thereon.
St | it bade adieu to the literary and mis- He Caiias
Re | sionary world, after reaching the con- ee ceca fe
clusion of its seventh volume. 1 Meee contributes to “ Folk-
a | The farewell number is excellent, the °OT° 7 t f past ee an See |
Be | chief item being a memorial to the Me an 'C ee ine S h S
5 5} | Home Churches from the Missionary Callas? ustoms of the southern
| Conference at Shanghai. This occupies ans: THES SOSBHG |
Bt about five pages, and is as momentous
Roe as it is lengthy. Our readers outside ‘Those who have a fear that there ‘
Se the late M.N.C. should write to the Rev. Will have to be a restatement of the ,
ee G. Packer for a copy, sending $d. for Gospel of Jesus Christ for presentation
E postage. We may be pardoned for ex- © such countries as China and India
' ploiting the happy title for our Editorial should read Dr. Garvie > article in the
a Notes. Expositor” for November.
tes | We commence the year with heart and We have an interesting letter from
aii hope ; with a larger Church and a wider the new Principal of Shansi University.
7 field of foreign operations. Our oppor- Jyter alia he says:
a tunity was never greater and our “A brief line to hail you, from a
> privileges never more numerous. Our more salubrious spot. Away from
columns this month reveal the work of the swamps of Wenchow, up on a
aA the United Methodist.Church, and as the high plateau, 3,000 feet above the
| year advances our readers will be still sea, and more than a thousand miles
Ree ‘more impressed with the magnificent north of the tropics. The climate
me prospect opening out before us. It is here is the exact opposite to that of
eo our wish and determination to_make the south and I hope it may re-
Â¥ | the ECHO a living part of our Church cuperate us both without stopping my
eet | organization, and as necessary to our work for these hundreds of millions
es | programme of Home and Foreign mis- of people—not that one knows any-
be 1 sions as these are to the vital existence thing about hundreds of millions, or
Rios | of the Church. We would say more if of anything but the few one meets in
Ess it were not that every inch of space is daily life. Here, I am meeting with
= valuable. men who are going to influence China
C REV. HENRY SMITH. some day. May | have grace and op-
ea We hold out the hand of fellowship portunity to show them what the in-
tI to our new friend, the Editor of the spiration of God means. I know not
general magazines of our Churches when I shall next shake hands with
and the weekly newspaper. We have you. Had we not come here, a long
: i our sphere to occupy, and shall occupy furlough would have been necessary.
ie it to the best of our ability. We look I had been in China a. quarter of a
f for a much larger circulation of the century last Saturday. [November Ist.
ke | Ecuo, and believe this will in no way —EDS.]
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4 |

t Dear old Wenchow, I pray God to hopes we had of more vigorous and
i guide and prosper the work there. It aggressive work for the Lord as the
: is a great work, one of the most ex- result of Union. A charming address
| tensive in China, and I want to see was given by Mr. Railton Yuen, based
it spread till it occupies every town upon the articles which had appeared
| and village!” in the ECHO dealing with the mis-
BEVE IE WE HEE WOOL: sionary work of the three Denomina-
: tions. Pastor Zi, of the Settlement
A long and newsful letter is to hand Church, gave a fine address on the
from our friend, so lonely, even amid benefits of Union, largely illustrated
colleagues old and new, through the by sayings from the Chinese classics.
| absence in this country of Mrs. Hey- Pastor Ling, of the East Suburb
wood and the boys. Church, was the other speaker, and
“You will be glad to know that ~ he appealed for more spiritual life
| opium shops in Ningpo have been and witness by the individual Chris-
| closed for some time. This was tian. It was a good service, and we
| effected peaceably. It does not fol- all enjoyed it.
| low, however. that the opium habits “T entertained some forty Chinese
of the people have been suddenly to tiffn, after which telegrams of
stopped. Opium is still obtainable. greeting and congratulation were sent
Still there seems to be a real en- by the Chinese to Tientsin, the head-
deavour by the authorities to stem the quarters of the M.N.C. Mission, and
curse, and only in a country like Yunnan-Fu, the centre of the B.C.
z China could such heroic methods be Mission. We are proud and thankful
~ employed. Imagine an imperial pro- to have such missionary colleagues
* clamation being posted in all towns who have so nobly represented the
in the United Kingdom ordering that other two Churches in difficult and
all public-houses be closed on a cer- dangerous fields for long years. We
tain day. Why, there would be a believe great blessings will come to
revolution in ‘ civilized’ England. the China Missions as a result of this
“Ningpo celebrated the Union of Union.”
the three Denominations on the day A MISSIONARY PAGEANT.
of the United Conference. We had Last month (page 276), we referred
a united service in the Settlement to a missionary pageant at Bradford-
Church. . . . I had the pleasure on-Avon, and had hoped to have shown
of leading the service of praise, and an illustration from “The Foreign
I briefly told of the Conference being Field.” The block came too late. We
held that day in London, and the have pleasure in showing it this month.
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Missionary Pageant at_Stratford-on=Avon. 5 [By courtesy of ‘ Foreign Field.”

P| In the Dust
| .
_ | Our friend reports the safe arrival of A memorable meeting was held in the
RS | Mr. Bassett and himself at Mazeras. Senate House at Cambridge, on
fe || Mr. Chapman deals with this, so our December 4th. It was a gathering of
Pst | brief reference will not indicate lack of representatives of Oxford and Cam-
ee interest : bridge Universities to celebrate a lec-
be “At present I am staying with Mr. ture delivered exactly fifty years ago to
ie Griffiths, but am hoping to move into the day by the famous missionary and
a. my own house in a few days. Mr, discoverer. On that day the Univer-
ra Griffiths is the right man in the right Sities discovered /zm, and he arrested
a. place. The people are very fond of “44em. He was besieged by eager ques-
ne | him, and he seems to know exactly tioners whom his appeal had_ thrilled.
ai how to deal with them. It requires a Among those who heard him were Dr.
= | long training to make a man suitable Whewell, Professor Sedgwick, Profes-
A | for the position held by him. sor Airey, Dr. Bateson and Professor
ce | - : : Selwyn. Little by little the seed devel-
ies | I ie epee fei a great boon. oped, until in 1859, following another
al WAS ah ngnsh Hepes could see great meeting in the Senate House, a
pes | Pee 2 e € patients who come for committee was appointed to organize a
ie |! Fea : mission. Thus was started the
|| _We have been having some rain. Universities Mission to Central Africa.
. | Rain in East Africa zs rain. A few of those who attended the
: } “We had very favourable weather memorable meeting on December 4th,
, for our voyage, and were in good 1857, were present on December 4th,
Be health on our arrival. 1907. [An article on this, by the Rey.
fe | “T hardly need to say that news W. C. Jackson, B.A., will appear next
|| from England will be welcome.” month.—EDs. |
: so Se se
oe | ® e This book is from the Wesleyan
. | Literary Notice. Book Room, and bears a new ee
I Robert Culley is now steward there
a4 Jesus of Nazareth No More. A story instead of C. EL Kelly. The Rev.
= ot Bees eee ed of CH. Kelly has done a brave day’s work
Bee | enden: Robe Cae Pri nee for Wesleyan Methodism. Henceforth
2 | nee é g oe. At will be Culley, not © Kelly.” As the
| } editor of the “ Expository Times” says:
ss Begins as a sort of dream-fancy, and “ We shall remember.” Je S:
i : iS eee a ue words: “ Away A
ce wit im! Crucify Him!” The text,
cs | “Yet a little while, and the world seeth : Ne oO
et | Me no more,” has evidently given the I must decrease? So be it, Lord,
| title. It may be remembered that a et braver hearts fresh help afford,
fee | book with a Similar idea bore the title, ! hand Thee back again Thy sword.
Re | “The autobiography of Judas Iscariot,” I must decrease, the brain grows numb,
es and was issued in 1884. The little The heart, aflame, seems cold and
ee book before us reveals much literary dumb,
ee || grace, and the positions are well main- Yet inly prays: “Thy Kingdom come.”
- | tained and illustrated. Toa thoughtful Thine endless governments increase,
me | girl or boy it will sérve as a missionary Thy “Name and Nature,” Prince of
reward. The writer thus concludes: Peace,
' From that time until now, His name has Shall sway the world, nor e’er can cease.
ee | been a source of unrest, of sore contention. [t jg enough. Let Christ be all
ee “I came-not to bring peace, but a sword.” His Voice to risen life shall eal
ee || But we have no misgivings. There is for Th h Mee deadc f; ll
; us-ne passing of the Christ. He, Immanuel, ough at His Feet as dea a
e is ever with us. EL. SIE.
: | ue 14

Chapel Opening By |
at Tsie-poe. — Dr. W. E. PLUMMER.
] OT long since I sent a photo of little variety. A foreigner never has
[2 our new chapel at Sang-djiae, any difficulty in getting an audience.
which is about an hour’s journey ‘The evening sermon was listened to
by water from the city, and is on the with marked attention by all who could
Wenchow side of the river. (See get into the building, and as Mr. Soot-
November, page 243.) Tsie-poe is hill spoke to the outsiders about the
about the same distance away, but on reasons for our being there, and _ the
the other side; it is the centre of a need for this chapel, one could not help
growing work on the north side of the thinking that the day may be nearer
river, and now that the chapel is than some think when there will be a
finished it will save many a long jour- mass movement towards Christianity ;
ney into the city on Communion Sun- so many of the people seem to feel
days. their ignorance, and to be groping for
The chapel, a photograph of which is something better. After the meeting
enclosed, cost £100; half of this sum was over the candidates for baptism
was raised by the Christians on the spot, were examined, and although I have
and as they are mostly poor farmers, heard others examined before, I do not
this speaks loudly for their generosity; think I have been so much impressed as
because 450 to them is as much as_ on this occasion. One or two answered
£500 to us. There is seating capacity with so much feeling as to make one
: for 300, and, in addition, there are out- realize that there was indeed heart
houses, kitchens, and rooms for the knowledge as well as mental. In one
_ ~pastor. case, when asked: “If God loved him,”
My work rather ties me to the city the reply with the reasons came with
as there is no other medical man in the so much assurance and joy as to carry
place, but as Tsie-poe is only an hour conviction. A woman, when asked: “If
and a-half’s journey I was able to ac- she loved God?” replied: “Oh, yes,”
company Mr. Soothill. There were in a similar spirit. Another, when
forty candidates for baptism to be ex- asked: “If she would fear to die?”
amined, in addition to the evening ser- also spoke with joyful confidence of her
vice, so we left on Saturday afternoon. hope. .These are only a few of the
We found the new building on the out-. questions and answers, but anyone who
skirts of a vil-
lage surrounded [Seo nee re
by rice fields, the ¢
young rice, which e ae Set
had just been ee
Se Gr out, |- ee
shows in the pic- : ; te aoe
ture. The Sle ; tae —_ Se ee
ing was decorated : Ae cc} Pee
with lamps and |e. a St
red cloth, an (Pera. aes Pe ON ge
quite a crowd | ao 8 8
was already as- | ee
sembled ; ne ce eH ieee. Be ete a
such a mono- |e sigmssesssse I amma: ‘= Fer ee ean
fonOlis - ExeteneS Se : rebate esi. — sane ER
for the country
‘Chinaman, and,
indeed, for the
city one also, that
they crowd to any-
thing that offers a Tsie=poe Chapel, Wenchow. [Photo, Dr.*Plummer,

In Memoriam
||| knows the spirit of bondage and fear them the darkness in which they were.
ne | in which the heathen live, will be able A lamp also implies light, and_ this
Se || to appreciate the wonderful change chapel was for the exhibition of the
Rt | wrought in the lives of these humble Divine Light, which is greater than any
Be | people by the Spirit of God. the world has ever seen, which eclipses
rt | Those who have read “A Mission in all the light of human lanterns. The
a China” will have there seen how can- Christians had invited him to open the
nse didates are examined for baptism, and building; in other words, to light this.
‘a some of the answers received, and those new lamp. Whenever a new idol was.
Ese who have not read it, ought to do so.* set up in a temple a priest was invited,
i, By midnight there still remained who, with chicken’s blood and_ ink,
eS] | about twenty to be examined so they painted in its eyes, and said: “Ke koa
all were deferred till the following morn- —His ight is opened”; in other words,
= | ing, and we retired to rest. Some _ he now sees; so here to-day we were
all boards on trestles were provided on assembled, not to pretend to open the
et | which to spread my bi (blanket), but eyes of a clay idol, but to open this.
|| in spite of not being unduly thin, I was Church, and thereby open the eyes of
oe || unable to find the soft spot in those the people that they might see the
=) | boards, and so dosed but fitfully. Soon glory of God, and His salvation of love.
; | after the first rays of light had crept Both the morning and afternoon ser-
ae | through the cracks in the walls, the mons were listened to with great at-
ae i pastor could be heard conducting family tention, and one came away with the
, | prayers in the adjoining room, and be- prayer and hope that the new chapel at
eel tween six and seven a service con- ‘Tsie-poe is going to be the birthplace
ee ducted by one of the pastors was in full of many, and, also, like the house of
fee swing, ee the Interpreter in Bunyan, to be a place
fe: After breakfast the remaining can- of comfort and instruction to many
F didates were examined, and then the travellers to the Heavenly Country.
: service proper was commenced in the Mr. Soothill has since opened new
re chapel. The place was again crowded, chapels in two more centres, and it
fee |\ and an overflow service was conducted would have been a delight to have ac-
s outside by one of the evangelists. companied him if any one could have
e\) When we sang, they also sang the same taken my place in the city. Some day
: hymn, but as we got away first we we hope to be favoured with a second
mae || reached the winning post before they medical man, and it will then be pos-
: did by quite half a verse, and had to sible to visit some of the country sta-
et Wait.cacn, time. until they. had fished, = “(se svihho anedioines: as wellase Mine
+H before we could continue our service. Gospel.
be Mr. Soothill took as his text: “Ye [This article is the third reporting
eed are the light of the world: a city set pew chapels built under the terms o
ea on a hill cannot be hid.” He said this the grant to the superintendent of the
Ss | i chapel had been placed there to be a Wenchow Mission for thirteen new
al lamp to the village and surrounding churches. The writer also refers to two
pan neighbourhood ; also that a lamp im- - others, so that extension is proceeding
ee || plied darkness, and he went on to show yapidly. (See page 278, 1906; and
ry } eaiStcs Se cen Santer 6, page 81.—Ep1Tors. 242-4, 1907.)—EDITORS. |
be Se 2 Sn
& | eal See
ee JANUARY 26th, 1902. Aged 33.
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e e
A Home Mission
e e e
and its Majority.
ae HE. Man- About this time Mr. Collier, who has
fe chesterand now built up a social organization
/ ‘i = & -\ Wesleyan Mis- workers come from all parts of .the
f Wim, 8 —\ sion (the lar- world to study, was “discovered.” Just
eee CP gest of its out of probation, he had settled in
| ie Fe kind, by the Manchester partly with a view of at-
j . # “ae fw 26©6S*&s«say, in the _ tending classes at Owens College, and
gee fee | world) has re- taking a degree.. His appointment as
% cently cele- superintendent of the new social mis-
Â¥ jy brated _ its sion was made on the suggestion of Dr.
N majority; also H. J. Pope. While the Central Hall
SS eS the “majority” was being built, Mr. Collier started
ee (in office) of its work in the Lever Street Sunday
Rev e3S: Comer, first and only School, an historic Manchester meeting-
superintendent, house which had numbered among its
the Rev. S. F. Collier. The old Wesley supporters Richard Cobden, Samuel
Chapel in Oldham Street, Manchester, Brookes, the banker, and the Grant
which the present Central Hall was built Brothers (Dickens’s “ Cheeryble
to replace, was opened by John Wesley Brothers”). His solitary colleague was
in 1781. It had originally thirty-five Mr. Sackett, who still has charge of the
preaching stations attached to it. With labour department at the Central Hall,
the growth of the city and the outward and is now the oldest member of the
drift of the population its mission gra- staff. Mr. Collier began with forty-
dually came to an end, and it was de- five members and two on trial; now he
cided to convert it into a Wesleyan has fifteen centres of social work in
social mission. Charles Garrett, of Manchester and suburbs with an aver-
Liverpool, preached the last sermon in age attendance of Sunday worshippers
Wesley Chapel on February Ist, 1883, of over 16,000. The membership has
and on October 27th, 1888, Dr. Newton increased steadily to 5,455. Every
Young preached the first sermon in the week there are thirty-three. prayer-
new Central Hall. meetings, ten Bible classes and 105
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Ki oo eo
i In Missionary Bookland
es | fellowship meetings. In the summer shows what the Free Trade Hall was
ae there are fifty-two open-air services a like when the Anniversary was held on
| | week. The Sunday School registers November 17th. We may also say it
eet | over 4,000 scholars. In the mission was like this when the United Method-
ia there are 2,056 organized voluntary ist Union Demonstration was held on
ent | workers, and at the Saturday night con- October 12th.
Reet | cert over 48,000 pledges have been We are indebted to the Editor of the
ie taken in twenty years. Mission Magazine for the illustrations,
i The proceeds of the recent anniver- and to the writer of Miscellany, in the
le? sary amounted to £4,137. “Manchester Guardian,” for much of
ies The accompanying illustration also the brief sketch.
rey | sje sso sJe
| ° e
| In Missionary Bookland. | |
ee | | Our Mission in North China. Being a thorpe Hall and John Innocent were
= || short record of Methodist New designated for the work on October
a1 | Connexion Missionary Work. By 18th, 1859, and on the 21st of the same
all the Rev. John Hedley, F.R.G.S. month they sailed away, and it took
|i .(George Burroughs, 23 Farringdon them “five long weary months to reach
=| Avenue, London, E.C. Price the land which may now be reached in
. i Is. Gd.) as many weeks.” In 1865 they entered
ch | There are several fortunate incidents Shantung, and chapter 3 tells the story.
ll —some may call them accidents—in Later there was added the K’ai Ping
RS | connection with the formation of the Circuit, and from the three circuits
et | | United Methodist Church. One of there was in 1900 a total return of
feet |i them is that in the very year of the 2,040 members, and 1,334 probationers.
All Union, Mr. Soothill should have given Then came the day of our tribulation.
eet | us his book, “A Mission in China,” and We foreign apse cos even on
ta - 1 > ¥ : our stations. ur people. were scattered,
fee Mr. Hedley the one now under review. their homes aostiaved: their crops trampled
ert |i There is a deeper significance in the on and ruined, and 110 of them cruelly put
feet |! initial pronoun in the title than was to death. Only in 1903 were we able to
; dreamed of by the writer when he pro- fully estimate our losses. We had then
ri jected the book. We can now rejoice ‘len to 1,817 members, ae Ces ds
: Hee ae Our Meson What this tioners. A heavy loss surely! Yes! but
So} : = when we remember the terror of those days—
: = : means will gradually. but surely dawn the savage assaults on all who professed
eet | upon the imagination of our readers, the Christian faith — it is really cause for
| and already we are rejoicing in the thankfulness that we retained as many as
a4 mighty field opened to us. those.
eee ||| Ti h Reed d Rene But our loss was only temporary. In
ser 1e story here 1s simply an patheti 1904 we reported an increase of over 400,
oe | i cally told, and the author has had his in 1905 a further increase of 201, till in
is al personal share in the triumphs won, 10907 we have 2,951 members, and 1,487
el though he does not remind us of that. probationers.
Sead |, He admits he has built upon the The tribulation referred to in this
nt 4} foundations laid by faithful men, who quotation was, of course, the Boxer
me “lived, laboured, and died for China,’ outbreak. “What the Boxers did for
re and to their memory the book is dedi- us,” is told in chapter 9, and, as we were
Bere cated. prepared to find, it is a thrilling and
| This mission to China, with its head- painful record.
Reed || quarters at Tientsin, was inaugurated It is a familiar story, sad to say, and
7 in 1859, and the story has been the list of martyrs was long and painful
told for us by the Rev. G. Packer in the case of every mission in that
ae | (page 59, 1907, et seq.). More great empire. So let us take the fol-
co fully, and with deep interest, we lowing paragraph, and see how Mr.
ee have the narration of a thrilling Hedley sees the brighter side of the
ie | story in this book. William Nel- awful events:
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We had won victory in defeat. In our ideal book for a reward. It is extremely
aoEermy we can ei se ice sea well illustrated, and by the courtesy of
that runs througn a zis dmiralty the publisher we are able to show our
ropes, through all the terror and pain of : ace :
ay people, fiers ran a loyalty to jencele readers one of Depiees The authors
we had scarcely dared to hope for, a fidelity Rive many -erapale incidents | from the
to the Master we had not dreamed of, a ordinary experience of missionaries.
patient courage and devotion where we could They bid us wait “at the dispensary
not have expected anything so grand, anda door”; they deal with the perennial
ee a foe oe ony pe problem of “ The Child-wife,” and show
cripe as ristlike. ne cou no x7 “ r = ”
aa these things as we knew them, and W ane oh oy and ee eceie
then say that Christianity had failed in pcmeneas a Hower trom the garden:
China. . nee Wie oe me Ae a . He
: e 3 threw e blanket aside, an wit 1s Tore-
Then eee ao typical se eine head on the ground, he ‘asked forgiveness of
Bees: Sag pee ereat Him from whom none of us ask in vain.
an :
: were ‘more than con- : :
Very interesting are [geese oe ae 1 i a\ a fee
the chapters on “Medi- —aegee ¢ : 4 aN si oe
cal Mission Work,” (gee ae ae A ers
“Work for Women and § & Mig & ae % Pee es
Girls,” “Chinese Cus- [RRgisgisee *caaiauens a fh We :
toms ~ and Ce Pa te antes, ce ee oN
etc., but we have said [Rests sgmmsecme se, a oe eT
enough, we trust, to in- ,Raaae de aetalaes ee Be UN rN
duce many of our -aaggie ‘ readers to signalize [ie ae a 2 Ne oo
Union by placing this te ce be «ee \ ps al
little book alongside [iRi, Shamus Weaees- é eS = Ri I
Mr. Soothill’s book on fF = aaua ee eae ae OF ee
their shelves. It is but |) ae Pegg. eos €_2 Las
1s. 6d., and should any- | “a bm ae ea ae
one desire to distribute | Sage wiemmes je — Sl
copies, twenty-five will | > Sytiees es / fh AR ee
be sent carriage paid fae fe sk, eZ SM oe z Ein,
for £1 5s. net. a a RAL fa «ae
Mr. Hedley, in his | esses ~~ “oO
later pages, refers to | Wess mes ae =
the outlook in China for | = 30 A eee Sa |
the United Methodist fac ume. 8 6 ,
Church, and we cor- a ae EG Pa a
dially commend the — @ Boe _ yt.
study of this book as & =. qa... -f Saw” Bhs
one of the factors in | ~ Mae ONS ee ei eee
our preparation for the | 96g 9/7, ps get eu
great work lying before | a a A | AN ee a
us. TES. — = 3( GA) (} % me Rt
Under the Shadow of Pe .. » he Ad 4k ee ;
the Temple, and Ree gt es ‘ hs Se ame oe a
other tales from (ie | fg et . ae :
Posnett and S. A [i [ie
Harris. (C. H. Kelly. eo a ae ayy
Price 1s. 6d.) cet eee
This is _a_ well-told F Bee a Se Aoki geen Res
story of Indian mis [iM 0 0
s1onary life, ‘and an Samardanum, an Indian Orphan. (Lent by the Publisher.

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| Ere the morning prayer-bell rang, Samuel the story.. In the following year a
eet || was at the study. door. “Please, sir, I Wesleyan mission was commenced at .
it have sorte ee ae he ae ina. eatee Bandajuma, in Mendiland. But there is
ee |i DYUEEE eas Te Colour nusned: toms 72ce. no. knowledge -of.. Bo; Tikonkoh; Pan-
eet || From underneath his coat he pulled a | dM b
ne} | cap. “I have brought it back, sir. I cannot SUMan and Zoya as
Bei | wear it. I deceived you.” And then, with The writer of the book has an
ect | faltering words, he told the story how the honourable record in association with
re lime-sellers had led him into temptation, West Africa. He is the only Wesleyan
ee | and added, “All night long I have been missionary “who has fulfilled a term of
i awake, and I have asked God’s forgiveness, duty in each of the districts of this
et || but I knew that was not enough; I have fascinating and fruitful field.”
ae cheated you, and you said you could trust Ags ae Bisse : fi : ;
sl me: I’ rose before the other boys had _4\s was inevitable, there is first a short
So |i stirred, and I went quietly behind the history of the slave trade and the rela-
aul Church, and told God I could not go alone, tionship of Sierra Leone _ thereto.
: lh and eoeed Him to come with me, andlam Readers will be glad to have their
FS) || sure he has, sir.” memory refreshed. It is a most en-
eS | pues gee Eee iene the: iee, os thralling story, and we look back with
eee is 4 ea 7 < oC oO ; . iret y .
ee } surely in their midst was a third, “ like unto eae to Britain’s part in the holy
| the Son of Man.”
si i J.B. poe author then pays a well-deserved
ae || : : 5 tribute to Zachary Macaulay, who at
fe | Methodism in West Africa. Ey Je i F. the age of twenty-six became governor,
pe Halligey, FRGS. (C. H. Kelly; in 1794. “He displayed . 2c sSUch
se price Is.) i a tender solicitude for the uplifting of
iE | The Rev. C. FH. Kelly* must be com- 4 people so oppressed and degraded, as
eS \; plimented on his Methodist Missionary made him a true father to the
Ke li Library. Wesleyan Methodism can community.”
|) produce and will buy and read books The book recounts the terrible story
; of this admirable sort. Of this book of mortality associated with the early
||| we are bound to make three complaints. history of this noble Church in West
es 1. The title is too broad. It should Africa. “From the commencement of
ee ||| have been “Wesleyan Methodism in their work in 1811 to the year 1851
ee | West Africa.” fifty-four missionaries or missionaries’
fg a 2. And this grows out of the other. wives had passed away. Thirty-nine
a || ‘There is not_a word in its 128 pages of these died before they had com-
Rat || ’ about the Methodist Free Church pleted the first year of their residence,
rae || Mission, though we have been there and twenty-three before they had been
a since 1859, and to-day we have 3,000 there six months.”*
ea |i members. To name only the departed, In 1859 the mortality ceased, and we
ee J has Mr. Halligey ever heard of Joseph rejoice that Mr. Halligey is able to say:
ee i New, John S. Potts, and Thomas Trus- From that date, an interval of nearly half
Nee cott? A brief reference to their work a4 century, “the white man’s grave,” as
i Le and our mission during these nearly Sierra Leone was once called, did not claim
Reet | fifty years would have made the title a single victim from our missionary ranks
||| Btthesboolkctniee ea ae a few days of writing this para-
fe |) i : 3 eraph—1906.
Se | 3. We are amazed there is no refer- ae ae o : :
te | | ence, as such, to the Hut Tax Rebellion Not because of this happy immunity,
Se | of 1898, in which we and they lost so Shared by ourselves too, thank God—
|| much life and property. And yet it is but because of the marching orders of
peal|| stated that near Sherbro, on the occa- Ut Master, let us resolve in the author’s
| sion of the opening of a church on words,
‘ j April 27th of that year “an armed band That in every region over which the dear
ses) | | of hostile natives attacked the place, ld British flag is floating, the sons and suc-
i i} and three hundred of the people were cece of ae eee wee claimed the world
” e as his parish, shall be found proclaiming
eee: barbarously murdered. The attack and the Gospel of free and full salvation,
es || the murders remain unaccounted for in LE.S
a i * See page 14, These reviews have been delayed through I
ie pressure on our space.—EpirTors. . * See “ Missionary Echo,” 1894, page 118,
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The Home C.E. TOPIC EY
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Missions of Our JANUARY: acth, Rev.) J “MOORE,
Own Charch. Home Extension Secretary.
MONG the many hopeful many weak Churches will be made
A features of the United Method- strong, and isolated- Churches will re-
ist Church, there is none more oe ne peau of a poneel fee
Rook “ - ae ship. ut the proceeds o isus
significant than its recognised relation- Chives should, Pie, practicable,
ship to Missions. It has wonderfully be ieede aecthe: basiso b bance tenaionee.
triumphed over seemingly insuperable scheme in the immediate neighbour-
obstacles arising from differences of hood or in other places not represented
polity, financial inequalities, and inci- by our Church. The temptation to
dents of denominational extension. make things easy by utilizing the re-
With this victory there has been born sources thus saved should be stren-
an intense conviction of its ability to uously opposed. It is only the militant
contribute an important part in the solu- Church that can ever hope to become
tion of the great problems besetting the triumphant, and lessened travail and
Christian Church in city, town, suburb _ sacrifice should never become the aim
and village. We are living in an atmos- and ideal of the United Church.
phere of Expectancy! Our ministers 2. The arrangements for a Simul-
and laymen have an intense conviction taneous Mission should be carried out
of the possibilities of an aggressive with great care and with much fervour.
movement, larger and more effective It is a great opportunity and should
than could be expected from the action possess considerable power of feeding
of the separate uniting sections. Men the imagination and heart of our people.
are questioning the significance of the It should awaken the vast forces of
United Church. Our members are _ redemptive energy in our Churches and
being filled with a holy passion for souls make our members feel the relation in
and a hope of accomplishing great which they stand to the indifferent and
things for Christ in our own land and careless in our midst. The wealth of a
on our mission fields. I am confident nation is said to be determined by the
of the existence of this spirit in our number and character of its memorable
Churches, and a great responsibility rests epochs. We trust this Mission will stand
upon our leaders, that they meet this out as a distinctive experience and be-
temper, by wisely considered schemes come the pledge and prophecy of great
of spiritual aggression. things to come.

A Church must certainly be mission- 3. The resources of the. United
ary; if it has to be successful. There Church are not large, but they are
can be no hope of permanent success capable of being used to great purpose
unless it roots itself in a strong convic- in the evangelization of England. (@)
tion, to use its strength and resources, Our ministry is strong and efficient in
not only for consolidation but for ex- culture and evangelical fervour. (0)
tension—stretching out its hands to- We are well sustained by a band of
wards the “further shore” for the suc- evangelists and deaconesses, whose im-
cour and help of the masses’ weltering mense powers for service have as yet
in poverty and sin. Much has already not been accurately gauged. (c) We
been accomplished by the separate sec- have financial resources, which will be
tions, but there can be little doubt of materially aided by our Thanksgiving
the greater possibilities of the United Fund. “The fields are white unto har-
Church. vest.” If the nation is to be regene-

1. It is evidently true, that steps will rated, it must be through the Church.
be taken to set free a large amount The only Saviour for men is the living
of money by rearrangement of Circuit Christ. May our witness be faithful
boundaries and fusion of interests, and true, and yield results equal to the
where there has been overlapping in hopes and expectations raised by the
town or village. If wisely directed, formation of the United Church.


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| Other Fields. By THE EDITORS.
a A SUMMER SCHOOL IN CHINA. closed by order of the authorities, and that,
e i HIS is described and illustrated as a civic function, thousands of opium-
all in “India’s Women and China's pipes Wor cousieeded to. attest the sincere
Sa Hi ie) ; r 1den Is n de i L

ee Iii 7 Daughters. tt peas held at desire of the Chinese to relieve their country
Pe |) Kucheng. It was a Bible School, and :

co || ; from the opium curse. .

al it was for women only. And why not? Sia (Cae nibe GR AIBITION

| ; ; :

ie In the education and conversion of : aes :
Ee } women China will find its way to a , There is a good article in the
4 | f Baptist Missionary | Herald on
Rest || great future. i ; ; » NW

| One evening was given up to telling of Hymnody in Brittany.” “A most suc-
ee Iii the “New China” movement, especially as cessful Missionary Exhibition has been
ae Hl it affects women, and more particularly the held at Cardiff, and we have asked for
ed |! Christians. To many the news of reforms an illustration of it.

SS i recently set on foot, and all the changes MEDICAL SCIENCE IN CHINA.

pas now so rapidly taking place, came with the « . ”

Bea || freshness of a surprise; for in their lonely In the L.M.S. Chronicle, the Rev.
ped | tl outposts tidings of the big world and its E. W. Box continues his Sidelights on
ey Iii doings reach them at rare intervals, and Chinese Religion. He deals this month
Ze || with strange additions gained in transit. with the medical aspect, and the fol-
a i : A REMARKABLE BONFIRE. lowing will be interesting :

Fel The “CM. Gleaner” tells us about joing prescription which T came across
ee me pune uae aco ie ote in the “North China Daily News” recently?
pet |) the City Hill, Hangchow, which took “Several cockroaches, two or three centi-
tered | place in the month of September : pedes, and a beetle, made up into a cake.”
ge The fire occurred during a great autumn Here are two specimens from a lady mis-
ee religious -festival that was kept all over sionary doctor’s collection :

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ei China during the last week of September. “Hemorrhage: The blood of a _ white
eet || When it is remembered that since July all duck killed at the patient’s bedside, and
ee I | public opium-dens in Heangchow have been drunk hot, will cure any hemorrhage.”
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Re 7 : Exhibition at Sheffield. {From ‘ Missionary Herald.”
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Christian Endeavour Page . ;
“To Extract a Tooth: Cook well the ‘““THE WOMAN’S EVANGEL.” |
bones of a rat, pulverise, and apply to tooth. This is the title of a magazine we
If it is foreordained that the tooth is to come yeceive month by month from America. |
out, ml will Pete if not, it will become If it were possible to borrow illustra-
more hrm xe an ever. : . . i
A comma remedy for cholera is for the tions from so far WE should nike Wek
patient to chew up copper cash. A friend readers to see one in the November
of mine saw a man who had eaten sixty! number. It represents three lazy men |
If a wedding is taking place near a sick sitting comfortably at the opening of a
person’s house, a valuable specific is to cut road leading to “ The Millions of Christ-
off a piece of cloth from the bridal dress, Jess Heathen.” One is labelled Ignor- |
and make soup of it for the sick. ance, a second Prejudice, and the third
THE MISSIONARY FIRE. Indifference, with the legend at foot:
The “Foreign Field” holds on its “We do not believe in foreign mis- |
conquering way. Full of living matter, sions.” In each case the face is the
luxuriantly illustrated, it absolutely speaking part.
demands a paying circulation. And yet “THE FRIENDS OF ARMENIA.”
we wonder how it can be! Month by This society sent out its usual pathetic: |
month most informing papers are given appeal for Christmas, and we hope it
as to “Where the Missionary Fire is elicited generous responses. The fol-
Burning.” The circuit dealt with in De- lowing will surely appeal to many : : J
cember was Chester-le-Street. Could you not write to ae office itor your
Christmas and New Year gifts, and choose j
Sree = Cee eee : them from the stock of ively needlework
China’s Millions” naturally deals always on view, if you are not able to
fully with the great Albert Hall meet- give a donation? (47, Victoria Street, West-
ing, held to celebrate a century of mis- minster, S.W.)
sions in China. The following, zzter ‘OVER THE SEAS WITH THE BRUSH.”’
alia, appeared on the back of the hymn This is the title of a painting book
sheet : issued in connection with the Missionary
154,000 Communicants, or including bap- [Exhibition at Sheffield, which concluded
tized children 178,000, represent the December 5th. In addition to being .
Cheistan “community on Peceupet “soll at the exibition, the book (Part 1
st, 1905. It is estimated that
Fieees ar catonk and Part 2 at Od. each) may be had
750,000 Adherents to the Christian Church. from the London Missionary Society, |
50,000 Chinese Christians have, during the 16 New Bridge Street, London, E.C.
century, by martyrdom or natural We have been favoured with copies, :
death, joined the Church above. and can honestly recommend them. |
$e Se $e .
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Christian TOPICS |
Endeavour Page. _sanvary. T. POINTON DALE.
JANUARY 5TH.—Songs of the Heart: mary of the blessed life. It describes
(1) What is True Blessedness ?>— the good man negatively (1), posi-
Psalm 1. (Consecration). tively (2), figuratively (3), by way
The Psalms are, like our hymns, of contrast (4), and in the final issue
the utterances of spiritual emotion (5, 6). True blessedness is found :
and experience. So truly are they only in consecration to the Divine
“Songs of the Heart,” that the Book will (“law of the Lord”). Compare :
of Psalms has become the devotional King Alfred’s advice to his son, |
manual of Christendom. Psalm i. is “Govern thyself by law, then shall |
the preface to the whole collection, the Lord love thee, and God above F
and it is anonymous. It is a sum- all things shall be thy reward.” |
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eee —"
Rest {tl Christian Endeavour Page
| | JANUARY 12TH—The Hidden Life— department. Study the missionary
pest |} John xv. I—IOo. report and look up the back numbers
ee | All life is hidden life. We of the MISSIONARY EcHo. The con-
i only see its manifestations. The ditions of service may be different to-
aa value of a man’s life depends on the day from those described in the
Bo | sources from which it draws its lesson, but the harvest is ripe. Pray!
a strength. In our last topic the good Go! [See article by our Home_Ex-
Bes man was likened to a tree planted by tension Secretary on page 21.—EDs.|
7 sere of wee nee ie cae THE TOPICS FOR 1908.
= |i of the Living Vine, derivin is. i ‘ 3
a. beauty and fruitfulness fot his The Topics for the Weekly Prayer-
ee |i union with Christ. Men who see it â„¢ecung are chosen by agreement be-
ee] Ii say, “ There must be springs in such ween eae appointed by _ the
Il a life!” “That growth could not be American and 3ritish Unions. __ this
gor | EGE DOStS comewharel”! year the Consecration topics aré based
i | MS mainly upon selected Psalms and are
ied || _ Be Thou in us the life to will, entitled “Songs of the Heart.” The
il The eager life to do; question of the authorship and date of
a | Thy life through all our living thrill, 3
Aue ll Staite ROMS w particular psalms is much debated, and
: | Sr REE eas SLs negeeee the titles at the head of them are re-
i Ros haline lifeda Rover garded with suspicion by most scholars.
mi; Where life is light and joy and peace ; Such matters, however, need scarcely
se Hl And, best of all, is love. trouble us for our purpose, for the
¥] JANUARY I19TH—Little Foxes.—Josh. Psalms remain, on any theory of their
| vi. 19-260; Song of Sol. ii. 15. origin, as the highest expression of the
Ret The hidden life is not without its eligious affections which the world has
ae perils, and even the branches of the %¢©?: A useful modern commentary is
Eel k True Vine are liable to injury. A that by Kirkpatrick in the Cambridge
|| Christian who would be repelled by sient The Missionary Topics will be
et || some glaring temptation may yield ae biographical, taking up the lives
fee | to the more insidious approaches of 0% Orrison, Paton, Carey, etc., and for
1 I evil. The little foxes are to be feared these some preliminary reading will be
cet a! | even more than the roaring lion. necessary. Literature on the subject is
et | Achan’s offence in selfishly appro- abundant and cheap. To any who may
|| priating what had been solemnly de- 7°@uize direction in procuring suitable
|) voted to destruction was an indication peaks, ae writer of these notes will be
aa | of disloyalty which, unless it had been Raina er suggestions. The “ United
ate | summarily checked, might have en- ae ae ees weekly column
cee} | dangered the moral vitality of Israel @evoted to the exposition of the topics.
eal! and rendered the conquest of Canaan TO OUR SOCIRTIES
heal impossible. “Take heed, and beware Th ; j
e mEECvetOushese e Secretary’s Annual Letter to the
te Lis es late U.M.F.C. societies will be issued
es | i JANUARY 26TH—The Home Mission early in the New Year. It is hoped that
fee fe! Work of our Denomination—Luke x. under the new denomination arrange-
Be |} I—9. ments will be made which will bring our
ee | This is a less romantic subject than societies into closer relationship with
nee || that of Foreign Missions, but it is no each other than heretofore.
eens ba less urgent. Our own Home Mission
eel |i Work comprises the sustaining of eee
tii! | weak and struggling Churches, es- We are still open to receive orders for
Ht pecially in villages; the opening upof Cards and Leaflets for 1908. Our
) i new causes to meet the growing friends of the former B. C. Church are
| populations of large towns, and the invited to join with us.
etl | creating of mission centres for evan- Rev. T. P. DALE
Ys i; - gelistic work in crowded localities of fe aparece ‘
Bee | 4 the great cities. One-third of our CE. and IB.R.A. Secretary,
ee | missionary income is devoted to this 43 Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
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The United Methodist Church.
e ege By |
T iversiti : |
he by ve sities Rev. W. C. JACKSON,
and Missions. B.A. (Cam.) |
N some circles it seems the fashion- out among the Gospel triumphs of the
| able cant to sneer at a “university latter half of the nineteenth century.
degradation,” and in almost the In more recent times the Student |
same breath to picture residence at a Volunteer Mission has secured some of
university as part of the inalienable its finest workers from our ancient seats
birthright of every child that possesses of learning. We may be well assured
“brains.” The sneer is trivial and false, that others besides poets “enrich the
the picture is noble and true. At any life-blood of a people.”
rate, the Church has cause to thank the The traditions of university life are
Universities for the part they have usually as naive as folk-lore. Learned
played in her life. Methodism was _ professors are supposed to abound, who
cradled in Oxford, whilst Cambridge enjoy snug retired quarters, and spend .
was nursing-mother to Puritanism, and their days or: nights in mysterious
equipped gallant sons to fight the good studies. It is believed that ancient lan-
fight of faith in the Old World and the guages contain the finest wisdom of the
New. The Tractarian movement, so ages, and that the odour of venerable
fruittuls of sreat~ se = iss osteo
issues and inex- [| nese a eae ge
tricably asso- | | ae ; oe oe i
ciated with the © tos . oe
fascinating _ per- Ss - ae Be ee
sonality of New- © ae : cone
Dian, Over- fe é ; os
shadows but does ~ ee ae eee : |
not efface the | - : a Shes oS
less - known . Sis : ; eae ae
Beavanee el | aie 2 soca ne
cal movement in- hee He pte: see ee Ue on ae
Spire db y | Be MR Re a, ‘ es
Simeon, and | ee ee
illustrated in its | E a oy) 1” |
in the supreme (gies coe ee he
TOO \qpraeipantey ie Gale Y Patna aaecaesee aa 4 Lael 6 ESSE fe memanes “eng e Gue sees i
Henry Martyn. 2 eae Ae art Say ee ee to ager
Moody’s Cam- (eee Ore eee Cea Oe, ay Bae ge tle sea, tad
bridge Mission, bi : a3 F mo | : io ped 5 - ee |
and its fruit in —eeeeees pe et Bnet Brn came” |
th e famous Kegs ; eee Pon i i ae EP es: |
Seven,” stands Universities Mission Church, Zanzibar, on the site of the old Slave Market.
Fesruary, 1908. |

pcm ae
aa The Universities and Missions
7 folios is the source of scholarly inspira- other door, great and effectual, also
agli tion. These ancients are understood to open to him in Darkest Africa. His
ee ' be almost without beginning of days, visit to Cambridge, just over fifty years
Pt and altogether without sympathy with since, was one of the chief events in a
Ey |i the pulsing aspirations of the present. remarkable furlough—his speech in the

al It is all so amusing where it is not Senate House on December 4th, 1857,
Pe || tragic. In every college are “dons » was one of the manifestoes of Christ.
2 eating their hearts out in the hope of The burden was on his heart, and those

| | finding students who will dare to think who went to hear the explorer and

| || of them as men; perhaps even greatly scientist, stayed to sit at the feet of the
. daring, as_ brothers. Certainly the missionary. That Senate House has
al “courts” are trodden by scores of mid- often echoed to the rowdy fun of
= i dle-aged men full of noble ardour, students on degree days, when wooden
fot HHI eagerly sympathetic towards all the spoons have been presented, and the
= | “humanities,” and keeping amid the great ones of the earth twitted with
(Pes i burden and heat of the day, the faith pungent criticism and supplied with sage
all of morn. The traditional undergraduate advice. But the self-educated lad of
ast | is usually conceived as revelling in a Blantyre faced his peers, and was
Sail life of swift-passing delights, slightly honoured not so much by applause as
eat | | tinctured with studies. He is felt to be by love. That was Livingstone’s great
eli by nature and place, wildly boisterous, audience, and it knew that day _ that
ea swiftly resentful of reasonable disci- he was the Lord’s servant. Living-
aa pline, lavish of money, and the subject stone that day saw something of the
|| of+mysterious spasms of absurd horse- desire of his heart, for the scientific,
lt play. Curious spectators who watch commercial, and political aspects of his
tl him dashing down the streets with a work were pushed into the background,
ee | disgraceful cap on his head, and a and men saw the Redeemer exalted.

i shredded gown on his shoulders, never —_ After some months’ investigation and
a i credit him with a serious thought about conference, the Universities Mission to
see 4 anything. But they Fass the mark. Central Africa was inaugurated. Ox-
=| “athe life of a university 1s far more ford joined Cambridge in this work,
a ie intense and varied than outsiders seem laying aside in this way and for this
eer lt | to realize. Every day fresh forces play cause something at least of that rivalry
mi upon minds stimulated to a high pitch which never dies and seldom even
||) of intensity. The metal is fused and slumbers. At the present time the
ae} || ready to be run into moulds. There is labours of the Mission are spread over
ett | far more prayer than is guessed, far 250,000 square miles, in which there are
Bett | more sincerity. Fireside talks about now two dioceses — those of Zanzibar
Bel the noble destinies of effort daily sanc- and Likoma—over 6,000 communicants,
Beet | tify scores of rooms—not all of them 17,000 Africans under instruction, and
= mt finely-furnished dens. Men in the first . 8,000 children in the schools. The
| | flush of manhood begin to listen to the Cathedral of Zanzibar stands on the
re |: mystic booming of the ocean of truth site of the old slave market.

ees |e that ever breaks upon our island life. More than three hundred years ago,
ce |} Men come closer to each other then within one of the Cambridge Colleges,
eee |g than they do at any other time, except Erasmus wrote in the preface to his
Pee |i in times of great sorrow, or when faced Greek New Testament:

relli by some fierce danger at the outposts of “T wish that even the weakest woman

| | life. So whenever the prophet appears should read the Gospel—should read

ea |il | he finds an audience. the Epistles of Paul. And I wish these
cet || . Livingstone was the Divine instru-.. were translated into all languages so
ee] || ment on one such occasion. From his that they might be read and understood,
ae \i\ | first period in the service of God in not only by Scots and Irishmen, but
eae | Africa he came home to be féted and also by Turks and Saracens. I long
|i honoured. The doors of the learned and that the husbandman should sing por-
fae i the high were opened to him, but these tions of them to himself as he follows
ei were not to be compared with that the plough, that the weaver should
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News from Foreign Stations |
hum them to the tune of his shuttle, That this meeting commemorates, with |
that the traveller should beguile with grateful thanks to Almighty God— |
their stories the tedium of his journey.” __(1) The lecture delivered by David Living- |
After so many years, ise gone forth shone in the Senate House on December 4th,
from the sae place one of the great (2) The inception of the Universities Mis- |
agencies for the realizing of that beau- gion to Central Africa as the direct result of |
tiful vision. : : that lecture; and
At the meeting in question the fol- (8) The progress and development of the
lowing resolution was passed: work during fifty years.
sse se s§e
News from [By Re. :
Foreign Stations. Foreign Secretary.
‘Missionary We have received com- was still in the “Nursing Home” at
Echo.” munications expressing Shanghai, but getting on very well. |
pleasure and appreciation This is indeed good news. The Doctor
of the January number of the ECHO. himself was also better, and had re- | |
One friend says of it: “The MISSION- turned to Wenchow in response to an | |
ARY ECHO, in style, finish and contents, appeal made on behalf of a serious case |
in both quality and variety, is first class. which had been brought to the hospital. |
Your Editors deserve all praise.” Will This was a noble thing to do on the i
all our friends, both ministers and lay- part of the Doctor, but quite in keeping I
men, help all they can in making it with his daily spirit; he lives to minis- i
widely known? ter. Hi
“The United Very heartily we beg to Rev. W.R. Two deeply interesting
Methodist congratulate the editor and Stobie. letters are to hand from
Magazine.” publisher on the first num- Mr. Stobie. In the ab- 7
ber of the new Con-~ sence of both Mr. Soothill and Mr.
nexional magazine. Its style and shape Sharman he finds his hands more than
are admirable; its articles varied and full; his burden is a heavy one, made
well written, and all of a deeply-in- all the heavier by the straitened nature
teresting character from a Connexional of our finances, which he is carrying
point of view. This is the right line to in a cheerful and brave spirit. We
take in a Connexional magazine. The will give one quotation from his letters:
illustrations are numerous and good. “I have already had to say, and that
Dr. Brook’s sympathetic appreciation of more than once: ‘This work must be
our honoured Treasurer, Mr. Robert closed.” Even men who have been re-
Bird, will be read with deep interest. commended to us as local preachers by
The beautiful likeness of our beloved their circuit pastors, I have had to re-
and saintly President, the Rev. E. fuse, because the funds will not allow
Boaden, will be treasured by all, and of extra expense. I ask myself: Is
will help to recall him, when he himself this want of faith and dishonourable, or
will have passed from our midst, as he _ it is justifiable prudence? I leave others.
was in the fulness of his years, when to answer the question.”
love, honour, obedience, and troops of It is a grave question, and one which ‘ :
friends” were his crown. we earnestly press home on the mind
We desire for the “United Methodist of our readers! i
eee ces and for its Rev.J.W.
or health and happiness. Heywood. Heywood informs us of
Latest Mrs. Fisher has received the safe arrival, on Novem- .
News from from (her daughter) Mrs. ber 28th, of the Rev. G. W. and Mrs. i
Wenchow. Dr. Plummer a letter of a Sheppard, and Miss Broadley. They ;
_ distinctly cheering nature. had had a rough passage, but were in |
At the time of writing, Mrs. Plummer _ splendid health. |
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News from Foreign Stations
ie Rey. W. Our friend Mr. Lyttle was Principal Sherwood, Dr. and Mrs.
ct (fl ‘Lyttle. married to Miss Broadley Snape (Southport), Mr. John Harker,
ae i| the day after her arrival, the Misses Shallcross, and other friends,
ie November 29th. The service was per- with the Foreign Secretary, saw the
es i formed by the Dean of Shanghai in the missionaries off, and wished them
al cathedral; Mr. Heywood having the journeying mercies.
eet |i! 6G Sees: s ”
|| honour of “giving the bride away. Miss These two lady mission-
a. | Of the wedding Dr. Jones writes thus: Boardley aries. sailed from. South-
ie | Since I penned the last line I have and Miss ampton on January ath.
ie ‘been to Mr. Lyttle’s wedding; 1t was a Murfitt. Miss Boardley is gone to
a i very pretty sight, and passed off very Wenchow, and Miss Mur-
a well. The breakfast, too, was a great’ ftt to Ningpo. (See pp. 31, 32—EDs.)
“ail success. The married couple are now Miss Boardley was a member of our
ier i on their way to Ningpo. May the Mforecambe Church. A valedictory ser-
th guiding hand of God” ever rest on OUF vice was held in Clarence Street School,
Re || two friends, and may their union be a and many appreciative and gracious
re i = = =
ee |i long and very happy one! things were spoken, both of her charac-
Es Departure On December 28th, our ter and gifts. A very appropriate fare-
Sal of honoured and distinguished well was taken of Miss Boardley, and
ae | Missionaries. missionary, the Rev. A. E. she went forth to the great field of
ea Greensmith and Mrs. China with-the fullest measure of affec-
| ‘Greensmith, left Liverpool in. the ss. tion and confidence of those who knew
et “Sekondi” for their station in West her best.
Be i Africa. Both were in excellent health Miss Murfitt was a member of our
eri lt and spirits, longing to be back to their Pigott Street Church, London. She
edt work among those who have become was highly esteemed by all who had
|i very dear to them. The native boy the pleasure of knowing her. On De-
“Daniel” was very pleased to be re- cember 16th, a “social” of a deeply in-
ot turning home. He said “he had en- teresting nature was held, and a hearty
et || | joyed his visit, but would not like to and sympathetic “send-off” was given
et itl stay longer in England.” Africa is_ to her. She will be followed to the Far
7 i ae home, as far as he has learned to know East by the prayers and good wishes of
ae I its meaning, to the African. the members of the Church, and the
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eer 8 C.E., Bedminster, Bristol. .
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News from Foreign Stations i
young people especially. We request Mr. Alderman James Duckworth, M.P., Fi
for these two lady friends, not only the has bravely and generously consented |
prayers of the members of the L.M.A,, to take the chair at the evening meet- |
but of the whole Denomination. They ing. Note the date, Monday, April |
are going forth at a much-needed and 27¢h/ E
critical juncture in the history of mis- II. |
sion work in China. By Rev. GEORGE PACKER,
East Africa. During Christmastide we Missionary Secretary.
Rey. W. Udy received a very welcome NORTH CHINA MISSION.
Bassett. letter from our friend, Mr. HE question of organized and
Bassett. He said among T systematic self-support is being
other hope-inspiring things: “I have considered in the five circuits,
now been here six weeks, and I feel with a view to the adoption of common
more convinced than when I came, that action. The native Christians provide
I have done the right thing.” He was the chapels in which they worship, and
in excellent health, and addressing him- also contribute in other ways, but it |
self with much heart and hope to the is thought that more may be done, es-
work waiting to be done. pecially in the larger and the older
Mr. William We haye received a deeply Churches, by the adoption of some well- ee
J. Bridgman. interesting letter from our Considered ‘scheme. This is being
friend Mr. Bridgman. He urged, not merely from economical rea-
says: sons, though they are strong enough, |
“T have now been here about seven but mainly because it means increased H
weeks, and have found that every- efficiency. , * *
thing is being done to secure my The Rev. F. B. Turner reports an } i
happiness and comfort. I have found encouraging visit to three of the sta- | l
Mr. Griffiths everything I could have tions in the south-east of his circuit, | |
wished for. It is well for people to and also a projected visit to Yung Ping 1 fi
speak in England, but you must see Fu, where, in the temporary absence of
Africa and the African to understand a resident missionary, he exercises, so ly
things properly. A short stay in far as he can, pastoral oversight. !
Africa itself’ would revolutionize * * * i
many of the opinions of the friends The Rev. J. Hinds describes a recent |
at home. : tour among the Churches on the Grand
The letter from first to last is a very Canal. In one place a new chapel has :
cheering one indeed. just been completed; in another the |
One cannot but be cheered and re- work flags because the population is
assured, not only by the substance of largely Mohammedan; in another he .
the letters of Mr. Bassett and Mr. Bridg- met with the interesting case of a man
man, but also by their tone. If their who had just returned from the South
health continue satisfactory, we may. African mines, and desired to join our |
expect good and permanent work from fellowship; he was baptized and be-
each of these good brethren. came a church-member while in Africa.
Important =The London Missionary e < x )
Announce- Demonstration will be held The Rev. W. Eddon has been travel- }
ment, as usual, but this year it ling about his big circuit of Wu Ting |
will be a united one—the Fu, and writes of meetings well sus- |
first April Missionary Demonstration of tained in attendance, and characterized
the United Church. As in past years, by great heartiness of spirit. In the }
the afternoon meeting will be a great meetings in the Pin Chou division es- /
Home Missionary Conference, the eve- pecially, he felt “just like getting into :
ning a Foreign Missionary Rally. We an old-fashioned’ Methodist service.”
must all unite to make it in every way Additions are being made, but the i
worthy of the occasion. Fuller particu- membership roll in some of. the i
lars will be given next month. Churches will be unavoidably depleted i
It will give pleasure to all to know by the great number of deaths caused
that our honoured and beloved friend, by the cholera visitation of the autumn. |
29 |

4 SC ee

il News from Foreign Stations

a Ill. recently that the gentry of one Chuan
ES || were distributing books among the peo-
Se | By Rev. C. STEDEFORD, ple which, while having as their aim
ie Missionary Secretary. the desire to get purchasers of railway
es : 1SS°LETTIE. SOUIRE, BA, shares, were full of lying assertions re-
e | M who sailed from Southampton garding France and England. Had
Ree i on December 1oth for the West these two nations been composed of the
_ Ching Mission féld.s wiote “trom: the most murderous villains they could not
ee pests tee : have been more contemptuously spoken
ee || Mediterranean, and says the passage of. “In India and Gakine there used
= tough ee ee eee eas to be seventy million people, now there
ss ae ot 86 long Sta emactioithe sc only twenty million. Where are the
= passengers, and by the time they eee oes book’ ee se
eo} Il reached Genow and Naples: on the 17th. ~ We .Ussiall So GIchy, Were BUN oeaa
FS and 19th, she was able to thoroughly Manchuria, and tells the Yunnanese
rest |i enjoy the brief trip through those that they had better hurry up and build
Al ene their own railways, for, if not, the
st : * * % foreigner will be in upon them with
= ~The harvest festival services at Tong his, and then not feo ean will be
eed lt Chuan were very successful. The safe. 7 Mr. Dymond read three of these
Ph chapel was beautifully decorated with SOS books, and then went to the
al scrolls and different kinds of harvest Prefect and made his protest. The Pre-

All produce, and the people came in such eG marae eee pee and
|| great numbers that many could not get oe ee I ee Pocin A fa00:
be es oe wee a ee and saw our terrible humiliation then.
eS given at each service. Throughout the Had you wanted to split up the oa,
: week the services continued, and the surely you had your opportunity then.
| chapel was packed each evening, and in ae begged Mr. pone - take no
ae the afternoon a large number attended. te Lee) Bs ea, a re aus pee.
ean} The chief feature of each service was ae Te: TS ane AGL BE qe
sett | the preaching. Native evangelists were ‘(C™PICG tO cover a most dell erate ants
ae I listened to with great attention, but foreign pee e
poi; | when the Rev. F. J. Dymond preached Sore :
as | there was the greatest silence, and it A huge proclamation 1S decorating the
el was evident that his long residence in walls near the city gates abolishing the

Al the city had given considerable in- Use of opium, and exhorting the people
= Ail uence: to unbind the feet of females, and to
eI % * * desist from commencing to bind the
El The women of Tong Chuan are feet of young girls. But the Chinaman
SA | showing greater interest in the Gospel. winks at exhortation; only compulsion
ot H They discuss the good news among an bestir his innate lethargy.
|i themselves, and give earnest attention - 2 *
| | to the preachers. The men are not Mr. Dymond took a seventeen days’
ee likely to accept the Gospel unless the tour in order to meet Mr. Pollard at
Ret women are reached. The heathen festi- Chang-hai-tsi in Miao country. He
|| vals are the very life of most of the says: “I found Brother Pollard lookin
Pell : Oy : : 8
Ge women in China; they imagine they as usual, full of fun and as full of
= i are dependent upon their idols for all zeal for the salvation of the Miao as
i | their happiness and prosperity. Con- ever. I heard details of the assault. It

Hi | sequently the women are often the must have been a terrible ordeal, but

Be bitterest opponents of the Jesus reli- let us rejoice in the restoration to health
eal gion. The missionaries are greatly of the brave man who endured it. He
ail | cheered by the interest shown by the will tell his own story when he comes
Be I women of Tong Chuan. home presently.”
i | The Rey. F. J. Dymond discovered Continuing his account, Mr. Dymond
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| i
My Decision for the Foreign Field :
says: “I saw 600 people in attendance heard rough, unkempt, wild-looking i |
on the Sunday. It was harvest festival, hillsmen engage in prayer asking God i i
and the weather was bad, but the Miao for Christ’s sake to forgive their many |
mean business, and though drenched _ sins, to cleanse their wicked hearts, to i
in rain, many of them, they were bless the Chinese, the I-pien (their op- i @
heartily joining in Christian worship, pressors) and the Miao. They sing on : i
and out of their pittance giving liberally the hilltops, as they go winding |
toward the upkeep of the sanctuary around the glens, as they wade the |
which they themselves have built. I streams; for anyone to strike up a |
saw over forty baptized and take the chorus means that soon the whole 4
sacrament during the evening service; company joins in.” i
So So So |
My Decision for 3 |
the Foreign Field. |
I. exceeding abundantly,” is taking me |
: into a larger sphere of service. ) =
eS Ee ee My decision for China was brought P|
T has been my desire for twelve about through the Rev. G. W. Shep- f |
years to give myself directly to pard. Early in last year I was telling H |
foreign missionary service. I have him about my work in London, when |
always felt from that time, twelve years be remarked that 1 should be doing i
ago, that God wished me to take up etter work in China. I replied that Hi
that work. With that end in view, I perhaps I should, but in my own mind Hi
entered our Deaconess Training Home [| was thinking how hard I found mis- HO
' (Bowron House) seven years ago. Since i I
I left Bowron House, three years ago, if
I have been on the staff of the Leeds : ; | I
Union Infirmary, and have undergone a pees | I
training in medical and surgical work, = ea es |
gaining the certificate of the training Pass Pp a i i
school. I had been appointed assistant 728 |
nurse, which post I have resigned in ee
order to obey the Divine command, - - ¥ 1 |
“Go ye!” Had I not the conviction pl i i
that God has given the call I should be ae i y Fi
staggered at the responsibility involved. - ee | i
I have proved c= | | | Fi
When our weakness leaneth on His might, s a 4 a | ie
All is right. co -\ & i i
The boat leaves January 7th . hex | |
Se se } cre
Re cee | ft
By Miss JENNY E. MORFITT. [Ea 0t( se | |
REMEMBER as a child how ee ae | i
proudly I put my pennies into the ; ees | o
_ missionary box. Later I became : . aie : | i
interested in missionary addresses, and ey f py | i
they always made me wish to be a i «Ag |
foreign missionary. But as I grew Fo Ee ae | i
older the wish did not grow stronger. ee |
But now, the desire of my childhood is_ | S|
to be realized, and God, who “gives Miss Boardiey.
31 | i

* “ama {0 Se wrt ” - a : ’
e i Ladies’ Missionary Auxiliary
et Ih
i “not have been more direct. I said I
|) | os did not think I had yet found my right
le i a oe place, but probably I was preparing
=) | Sa for it.
ray | Ce ed While on a holiday with some friends,
be Aro aaa what subject must needs arise for dis-
ae a para cussion but the “ Need for foreign mis-
Res | a. —} sions.” At the close of the discussion,
| a yi eS ‘e eee my friends hoped I would show my
ea = ay : faith in the work in a more definite
e ea ig way, and be as ready to take the mes-
7. Sus So ee sage as I had been to defend those who
is oe had already gone.
Ps oy es. When the letter came asking me to
ae a ce e consider the claims of China, however,
Et on a I did not feel quite so enthusiastic. I
be < re . tried to persuade myself that my first
ea eo a = duty was to my own countrywomen,
=H ee ei E but my conscience gave me no rest, and
ne Re tah ee so at last I had to submit. I decided
Eli — to put my resolution to the test by
ne It Miss Murfitt. making the offer, and if it proved that
ui : .. God wanted me on the foreign field I
sli sion work at home, and I had no desire \ould oo
ee i to increase my responsibilities. I dis- Phe Be ae Beak SIPe hae ere
Fe missed the matter oe my mind; ©r, these words are read I shall have sailed
Ne to be more correct, I tried to do so. for China. I am now looking forward
eS A short time afterwards, one of my to the time when I shall be able to help
a fellow-workers startled me by asking if the Chinese women to know of the joy
~ |i I felt settled in the mission. Had she and hope which is the possession of
ie i| known my thoughts, the question could every true believer in Jesus Christ.
ea | se = =
eect ii |
er} | ROCHDALE (F.M.). missionary spirit has been roused in that
ani) || HOUGH Christmas is a busy time for class, because they have been working for
eau | || Ce all of us, we are pleased to record that the cause! Bravo girls; may others follow
|| I several special efforts have been made your example!
Eee 1H for our Mission Fund. We welcome this The members of the two branches above
jes | j sign, so sure are we that it is in accord with named have sent by the lady missionaries
poe || our Master’s will that we should desire to going to China two boxes of bandages, etc.,
Pe bring Christmas joy into other hearts. suitable for the hospitals at Ningpo and
ss Our Baillie Street branch pale plead Wenchow. F. A.
Peet} || istmas party, and it was good to see the
| Snead any in which ae young men MS ICTES PER TURD Ey sues
ea | and women helped us. Santa Claus.was a In connection with the Circuit Ladies
iyi! | great success; and many special novelties Auxiliary, the Annual Missionary Basket was
Rie were introduced, showing active brains and held at the Central Openshaw Church, on
se busy hands had been at work for some time. Saturday, November 30th. The sale was
Reeth | Financial result about £25. opened at half-past three p.m., by Mrs. Web-
eel I, Then in our Castlemeére branch the L.M.A. ster, in the absence of Miss Ashworth, of
Se | | officers had a very pleasant surprise, in hear- Rochdale, Mrs. Mawer presiding. During
areal | ing that the sixth class (girls), with the the evening, an entertainment was provided.
‘ a kindly help of their teachers, was arranging At the close of the proceedings, the treasurer
it | for a social evening on December 14th. The (Mrs. Seddon) reported that the proceeds of
lll evening came, and what a delightful young the evening’s sale, with a few subscriptions,
Sil people’s party it was! The first hour we amounted to £14. That, together with
ee Ail | had a concert, given by the members of the amounts realized during the year from the
ee class, then came refreshments, and then fur- monthly teas, amounted to £20 10s., which
dH ther entertainments. £2 5s. 6d. has been is the largest sum this branch has ever raised
ie | added to our funds by this effort, but how the since its commencement. Gar
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eo. e p |
Valedictory Service for ty |
e e
Miss L. ©. Squire, B.A. E.R. S. gE
Ye q
|‘ response to the appeal for a teacher for Miss L. O. Squire, B.A, then gave a | |
the Miao—a work similar in kind to that tenderly appropriate address, intimating in | |
which Miss E. M. Squire, B.A., is doing detail her first impressions, then the emphasis: q
for the Chinese proper— it was gratifying to of such impressions, and finally her willing-- i
find another sister was constrained to offer ness to give herself. She had always been ?
her services, and, in consequence, Miss L. O. interested in missionary work, but when her i
Squire, also a graduate of the London Uni- sister was going to China she deliberately |
versity, has been accepted for that special refused to read missionary literature and Va
work. Having been attached to the biography, lest on momentary impulse she i
Waterloo Road Church for some considerable might offer, and then regret the movement. it
time, the friends there determined to take a when at eet a Mrs. S. Pollard Cf
public farewell of her. This also became the ee ee ee Se ie Hf
5 Age zs Be ) as glad, for here surely was. |
Connexional valedictory service. Mr. Ton- her work, and her only fear was that some-
kin, an invaluable friend and worker, pre- one would offer before she could. However,. |
sided; ani he was supported by Miss L. O. she was now going. She felt God was with: | a
Squire, B.A., the Revs. H. T. Chapman, A. her. All things with Him were possible. 1 |
Hancock, D. J. Rounsefell, W. Burton, Speaking of her willingness to do all she |
; € Mi Gaee. 1 could for God, she pleaded for greater en--
R. Squire (father of Miss Squire), and thusiasm, for more consistent prayer, and j |
E. R. Squire (brother). After a hymn pledged herself to serve Christ and the 4
: and an appropriate prayer by the Rev. W. H. Church.* 1 i
Gregory, the chairman explained the purpose The Rev. E. R. Squire felt this, in some | i
of the meeting, adding that he revelled in Senses, a sad time, yet the proudest moment | i
missionary work and literature, and thought 1 his life. He desired that all might be ie I
5 eee ee ‘i consecrated more fully to God’s service. i I
it was an inspiring thing to see so many The Rev. R. Squire feelingly referred to- 1 Oo
young people present. the fact that this was the second daughter 1 i
The Rey. Henry T. Chapman spoke next, he was giving to Foreign Missionary work. =:
and in a chaste address he congratulated He truly knew the meaning of that line,.
Miss Squire and her father. He could sym- ‘Joy with suffering blent.” Whilst thinking” I
pathize with the father in the sacrifice made a poumeee) Ciba, Missions eas 7n2 ne
; S S “2 especially at the time of Dr. Savin’s address. |
as he had given a son to the work of evan- - at Jubilee, London, whilst home (the deter-
gelizing China, but he also knew the joy. mining factor in Miss E. Squire’s offering),. 4
He emphasized the necessity for individual he was almost afraid that one of his daugh-. ;/ 8
and constant prayer. He also stated the in- ters would offer, and now they had both |
teresting fact that one-seventh of the native offered. While he wished the friends to re- | §
Christians who had been won for the Master mcm Det Wiese evo ouilg ea ics ine Ona
; : also asked them to remember the _ third j }
had been so won through the instrumentality daughter, who has had to be mother and
of the United Methodist Church. He prayed everything in the home, and who perhaps: }
that Miss Squire, her father and brother, and most of all would keenly feel the separation.
all belonging to them, might be sustained Mr. Ahier, secretary of the Waterloo Road }
by the Father of us all. C.E. Society, on behalf of the members made: | &
HE Rage A Leer eelcrecd het a presentation to Miss Squire of a fountaim | i
e Kev. “A. tlancock referred to the long nen, and spoke words of highest apprecia- ; F
association he had had- with the Rev. tion of her services to the C.E. Society. i &
R. Squire, and also to the fitness of his Mr. W. Vanstone also, on behalf of the: ;. oi
being there that evening, as he was present Church and Society, bore testimony to Miss | ff
at the farewell meeting of Miss Ethel Squire. Squire’s consistent life and character, and ; &
He thought Brother Squire was honoured felt SUES God would be with her in her i ;
$ 3 uture undertakings.
more than most. He knew the sacrifice must The Rev. D. J. Rounsefell then offered the: F
mean much; but they would remember all dedicatory prayer, remembering all who were: |
of Mr. Squire’s family just now at the actively engaged in missionary work. : | -
throne of grace. He desired for Miss Squire Miss Squire sailed December 10th. Will ; F
safety in journeying, great blessing upon all readers pray fon neg anes ee i dae 4 |
arrival and in all the work she contemplated. * See page 11.—Eps. i
33 |
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a ti
i | Rev. John Adcock. By
Pe) | 1824-1908. HENRY T. CHAPMAN.
a) N the Sabbath day, es both his words and deeds.
\ | eo January 5th, from vo SS In all the Circuits in
| our Editors came oe ee which he served his name
Py | the unexpected news of a . and work remain fragrant.
aa the departure from our in . a He also served the
aa midst of the Rev. John | | ey ee Connexion in the arduous
Ee) | Adcock, with a request = a Ee and honourable offices of
a) | for an appreciation. He ae) 060 Corresponding Secretary,
| ay fell on sleep, January eee «6/ «=CConnexional = Secretary,
a 3rd, only two months ee fee Ss aand President. In each
i after the passing hence a Boe i / of these spheres he did
7 ‘of Mrs. Adcock. There Sr, yeoman service, and in.a
& can be little doubt that Sea way that reflected honour
AT the death of his hon- _ Rey. John Adcock. on himself and _ gave
Es | oured and devoted wife (Died Jan. 3.) dignity to the office; he
| I hastened his own end, was always greater than
| Il and their eternal reunion! any office he ever held.
oil It is impossible to write at this junc- For eight years, of the thirty-seven
||| ture other than the briefest apprecia- he was in the “active ministry,” he
Ru) tion of the character and work of Mr. served the Denomination and_ the
a Adcock. larger interests of the Church of the
bel Few, if any, ever lived a more strenu- Lord Jesus Christ in the difficult, deli-
tes ous life than he. Like St. Paul he cate and arduous task of General Mis-
i clearly and vividly realized that he had sionary Secretary. To-day, in widely
be been “apprehended” — grasped — by different parts of the Connexion, Mr.
: Christ to a definite life, and character Adcock’s services are remembered, ap-
ati | and service, and right nobly did he re-_ preciated and spoken about in a way,
ee | | spond. : and with a frequency that falls to the
ail | Mr. Adcock not only lived a strenu- lot of few; he never forgot the
Rea) ous life, but a cheerful and thankful domestics in the homes in which he
4 Ih one. He spent-neither time nor energy stayed, and they treasure his memory,
Seat | in calling attention to what he did. In not for his gifts, but for his courteous
Raat | Circuit work and in departmental he recognition of them, and interest in.
S | i “served with both shoulders.’ Service their welfare.
a) || was a privilege, and he expressed his Mr: Adcock’s service to our Foreign
i sense of appreciation of the privilege in Missions will ever remain a distinct
ie Ai whole-hearted devotion to the claims of feature of them, whatever may be their
| his office. - developments. In that large and vital
| For a period of twenty-nine years part of a Foreign Missionary Secre-
o it Mr. Adcock was one of our most de- tary’s duty and service which finds no
eri | | voted, useful, and highly-gifted Circuit place in Minutes, and cannot find a
re ministers. He was not a made but a_ place there, he was a master. In his let-
Fe HH orn leader of men. Sometimes his ters to the men on the field he could
rete great modesty, genuine as great, ob- mingle directness, firmness, rebuke, and
ee | scured his gifts of leadership and ad- brotherly kindrfess with the mastery of
Hal ministration. He possessed them, and a saint, and the authority of one who
ea | in a very high degree. Few men could saw clearly what needed to be done,
AN | put their foot down, and say stern and and on whom rested the responsibility
pea | righteous words with less circumlocu- of seemg the duty discharged. He
Eaa| tion and more dignity than he. As a_ never shrank from paying the price of
eel | preacher he was eloquent in the: best doing his duty!
iii | | sense—his was the eloquence’ of We cherish gratefully a letter. re-
ell | thought, feeling, expressed in musical — ceived from Mr. Adcock when we were
ae l and beautiful words. His character called to follow in the line of his ser-
e gave a noble and impressive emphasis to vice as General Missionary Secretary.

It has been an inspiration and a tonic distinguished. It was a delight always P|
in many a difficult and dark hour. His to hear him speak, but towering high
generosity of appreciation was munifi- above all see man himself—strong, |
cent. gracious, tender and true. He lived im
Mr. Adcock was no ordinary man; well, he worked well, and now he sleeps 1 &
his gifts and graces were many and well in Jesus Christ. fH |
1 |
sfe Se Se i |
| :
Gl i Ti |
eanings. THE EDITORS.
‘““A MISSION IN CHINA.’’ cutta in the neighbourhood of Kulutollah, :
E are favoured with a copy of at the counting-house of Sirajudin and Alla- . 4
the “Chinese Recorder and dad Khan, merchants, be offered to, and '
Missionary Journal.” There is bead Dia Wie ee eet ob et et 7, |
Par om eorh but the mata pone virtuous manners, and beloved of my heart,
ee Mens Se fe eatin: ee pie Shiekh Inayat Ali: may his life be |
c: th : V ong. ff
of Mr. oc eee ae LOVE Wee “Having, without loss of time, paid the '
written by Dr. A. H. Smit , author of postage and received the letter, you will
Chinese Characteristics,” and whose read it, and having abstained from food and a
book, “The Uplift of China,” we re- drink, considering it forbidden to you, you 7
viewed in October.* will convey yourself to Jaunpore, knowing Be
: : SSE aera cea
_Dr. Smith thus speaks of a work pre- this :to_ berarsteice mjuncion:
cious to us as the fruit of a faithful L.M.A. AND MEDICAL’ MISSIONS. Pa
ministry, exercised for twenty-six years |
in an important corner of our Church. The Grimsby L.M.A. has sent out , |
This book deals in a fresh, an informing fp Ce oc ea rolls of bandages
and what is of no less importance, an in- for use in medical work. q Fj
teresting way, with the details of Chinese THE CHILDREN’S HOME
missionary life and work. We have gone 5 |
through the book from cover to cover, and The Rey. Dr. Gregory desires, |
can cordially commend it as perhaps the through this medium, to acknowledge,
best book, of recent years at least, to give With best thanks, the receipt of £1 from
a vivid and an accurate idea of what living Mrs. Reva g i}
and working in China really is. The ex- ~ = x i,
cellence of the presentation lies not at all TRACTS FOR THE TIMES. - ao
in its themes, which are such as every writer : }
must of necessity handle, but in the fact We regret we can give no more than
that the author was not too tired of his a few lines to Nos. 3 and 4 of “Social
subject to go at every turn into illuminating Tracts for the Times,” published by :
details, and thus to make different sides the Rey. Robert Culley, at the Wes-
of many subjects stand out in a kind of jeyan Book Room (1d.). We commend :
relief. ae Renee t
This is the subject of an article in » eee Gag EK he Pe ; |
the December “Blackwood,” by Sir Ee eG NN ee ss :
Aeliie F sneewe , Character and Democracy,” by
The following address is that of a James Ramsay Macdonald, M.P. ;
letter despatched by a Mohammedan to OUR COLLEGE AT WENCHOW. 1 §
his nephew, and is a good example of d d H
the length to which the writing on an We commend to our readers most
1 ; heartily the report of the above from
chvelope coicrun the pen of Mr. Principal Chapman
ee ne Almighty piece let fils Ga but really the actual statements of the
ope, having See at the city o oe Tmperial Inspector. We cannot over- ;
+4907, page 233 estimate the influence of Christian |
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eh |
Ee | |
et || Gleanings
ee 4 |
at | Schools and Colleges in association ' OUR#JANUARYE NUMBER.
a) | with our missions in such a country as We had thought of preparing for this 5
ah | China, especially with the present trend column the appreciations we have re- r
| of affairs. That we hold in Wenchow ceived from friends in the three sections
Ph so honourable a position, the Chinese of our Church. They are so numerous,
| themselves being judges, isa matter for and so pronounced, that it would appear
a) | profound gratitude, and thanksgiving to immodest to insert them. We thank the
es i | God. The same has been proved of good friends who have thus expressed
a) | Ningpo, and that this is attributable themselves most heartily.
a to the quiet, thorough, steady work of
ah | the respective Principals we have no BE REV SOHN AUCOCK:
= | doubt. The report to which we refer Our dear friend, full of years, and
; | should be pondered by all our readers.* after a strenuous life, fell on sleep,
ae | anuary 3rd. Mrs. Adcock passed awa
i || 53 Pp way
| a UE Sie NeU: only a few weeks ago. After sixty
| a We have followed with deep interest years of wedded life they are reunited |
Pat || the daily reports of the Conference of in the better land. |
ai | this missionary organization held dur- Our sainted friend was a. native |
eal} | ing January, in Liverpool. The recep- of Salford, and associated with St. Ste- |
i) | tion of foreign student delegates must phen Street Church, and Mount Street
tt | have been a thrilling experience. These School. He entered the ministry from
oi | numbered over 150. Germany had that Circuit in 1858. He was President |
Pal | twenty-five representatives, eighteen in 1873, and General Missionary Secre-
yal men and seven women; _ Flolland, tary from 1881 to 1889. He became a ;
a| || eighteen; France, twenty; China, five, supernumerary in 1895, and has lived
[ee | and so on. Missionary enthusiasm is in Manchester since then.
ie: penetrating every country and every The interment took place at Salford
re class of men, and this is right, for it Cemetery on the 8th ult., and was at-
pa is the genius of the Gospel and the tended by many from Manchester, Sal-
= express expectation of Jesus Christ. ford, Sheffield and other places. The
es ee ee eos eV. |. Baxter, Connexional- Secretary, j
ae bi “See page 42.
[| |
=) | : |
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a4 . te ee er - sb
ae tee, Cpe te faye eo ee 2 we ee os es oh _
1 | ee,
S| HY ert a ae Ea ibe NU gage AO ea prea Min
eerie! | {| Ree ectas ea ats 9 CAC sa a dey coe i --
| | / ee ee 6 ee a
eh | On ie oe Pee
ee ee arene
Late ‘ e ft saat ad .
pean | |i Hy gaa rs Ree ee ao
a pe
te | ae Se eg
eee | Sake ; 5 AED ig ne
Mee || io x LEG ROE ages |
a | it i Hills near Wenchow. [Photo: T. W. Chapman, M.Sc.
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How an Endeavourer Fecame a Medical Missionary )
: read the lesson, the Rev. E. D. Cornish and most appropriately, with the cheer- 7 |
i gave.a brief and sincere address, and ful consent of the officers, he devoted |
, the Rev. W. Toppin offered prayer. the morning service as a memorial of i 4
On January 19th it happened that the our deceased friend. He was the last y |
Rev. E. Boaden, President, had con- survivor of the original Trust formed | #
sented to take the chapel anniversary in 1850. He would have been eighty- |
services at St. Stephen Street, Salford, four years of age on March 17th next. | |
, |
Sse Sse <§o |
How an Endeavourer |
e f i
| Became a Medical les @
Missionary. Rev. W. BAINBRIDGE. |
FIRST met Dr. A. Fletcher Jones, icle,” a monthly consisting of eight
| one of the medical missionaries of pages, which at that time was issued
our United Methodist Church, gratis. In it I find many references to
when on holiday at Prestatyn, North our young friend of those days. He , |
f Wales, when he was in his early teens. appears as Band of Hope Secretary,
His father and mother and their family, and regularly supplied me with reports.
with Dr. Townsend (his uncle), and his I printed them much as he wrote them.
family, were spending their summer Readers of his missionary reports from
holidays there. We were on the hill- China will know his characteristic, un- i |
| side, at Grey Mount. We bathed, and conventional style: his plentiful use of
| played cricket together, and one even- adjectives and italics). I may be per- |
| ing were invited to a missionary meet- mitted to give one specimen.
ing, held at one of the villas, carried As our Band of Hope has assumed such
t through by the young people them- large dimensions, our expenses have 7zn- :
selves. The chairman was Master creased in proportion; so far, however, we )
i Fletcher Jones, and right well did he have paid our way, but at Christmas we
| acquit himself, as did the rest. The shall have to meet several small bills, and we 7
| family being musical, a string band was Purpose, as a means of keeping free from a a
no small help. debt, to have a }
Twelve months later (1899) I Was of which further particulars will be given. : ;
| appointed to the Chester Circuit, of
which the father, Mr. A. W. Jones, was We purchased a lantern, and Fletcher
steward. The whole family were deeply became my lanternist, accompanying
interested in the work of our Pepper me to the country churches, to give :
Street Church, and contributed no entertainments and to hold evangelistic
small share. Here the first registered services. oe
Society of Christian Endeavour was By and by he set his mind on entering ;
formed, and’ the various members of the medical profession, and placed him- ;
the Jones’ family became identified with ce]f under a “coach” in the city, who,
it, Fletcher and his young brother | am afraid, taught him other things |
(now the Rev. J. Sydney Jones), be- than he was paid for. Fletcher would
came Charter members. Other two bring his doubts and Biblical difficulties
F youths (now the Revs. S. Edwin and {o me, and I could see that they had
C. A. Davis), also became active 4 chilling effect upon his early faith.
members. I managed to keep him associated with ;
Before me, as I write, lies a volume the C.E. Society by engaging him to :
entitled “The Chester Circuit Chron- bring his violin to help the singing. I i i
37 |

| !
| |
=|} Snowdrops: Of Earth and Heaven.
et ft
s ti oe ment got upon the seat to see if
ee | ee tS it were the one I imagined. Judge
ia : ee — of my joy when I saw it was ;
al | es aa Fletcher Jones! I greatly re-
ray | = Sen joiced.
ray | He left Glasgow and went to
Bs J . Dr. Lowe’s Medical School ’ in
a ef ee Edinburgh. I visited him there
il Ea 8 4 and learned something of his
i eee EA NTS eG a work. For a time the way for
ee] | | : Bit AY) ibe SS es 3 :
a RoE pedi) iS him to go to China was not clear.
7) | Fe Hi I was intensely anxious that the
i | a "i W.- oan I , M.N.C. Christian _ Endeavour
1) | PRI oT 2 Societies, of which I was then
ay | "ae Ge UF General Secretary, should raise the
= Mrs, Jones and Dr. A. Fletcher Jones. whole amount HESS SSALY: for
Ee | _ his support, and so form a
ph think more frequently than not that was “living link” ; but for some reason the
eth the “part” he took in every meeting proposal did not find favour.
< | “aside from singing.” At the Nottingham Conference of
al He then went to Glasgow to study 898, Dr. Jones was appointed to North
i | for his medical degree, and, happily, China, and was one of the speakers at
ee became associated with a C.E. Society aie CantGence Ci (Convention the
| | Ucieties formed. in’ Scotland. Whea Christian Endeavour,” reporting the
ee : See proceedings, states: “ Being called upon
es he came home for his summer vacation, 4, speak, Dr. Jones said, ‘I am justly
he i] 7 i ; Ja eine 2 Beas
Hl oe See ee Paty d to think ee Pie me Giese
ee Baia Scan of being a member o e firs ristian
= i io aed nes National a = Endeavour vessel launched from the
peti | sf er M.N.C. shipyard, with Mr. Bainbridge
| sce a pate case, and found: bim: af the helm.’ In a forceful and im-
ol || Ne Cine our founder, was with us, P:PS!V° speech, Dr Jones, who has woe
ai! || aie PAE SAT” CHE eC Bacéceation: “Ser. high distinction at the Edinburgh Uni-
|| | vice. That, both to Dr Jones and ee Bave Be oe for pens a
ie : 3 ;
ae myself, was a memorable occasion. I See her aes Gates SOE oe
| | was seated just under the platform, in ‘ So
| || the first pew. When Dr. Clark rose to Dr. Jones, in China, kept up his
wh\ | conduct the service, a girl rose at the Endeavour traditions and formed a
S| back of the church, and expressed her society among his hospital staff, who
ee wish to go anywhere the Lord Jesus became enthusiasts like himself. He is
ei! | should send her. This was instantly glad to be associated while on furlough
fe i it followed by a young man offering him- with the society, and felt it to be an
ee self as a medical missionary. I thought honour to have, as his first engagement,
Peay | || I knew the voice, and in my excite- a C.E. anniversary.
Be sg se
= ait | WHITE flowers for the crown of Earth White flowers for the crown of Heaven
lll Fair February brings. The missionary brings,
i} *Twixt sun and snow they have their birth, When bursts through pagan darkness, evens
y *Twixt Winter’s realm and Spring’s. one ee pe Spring’s. . 4
S | valle or e ord. tor your rewar
ae ||t} | What cold can daunt them? firm as frail : Cull still, through stormy hours,
cael ! They front the frowning hours : The proofs of life from death restored—
cs il | Nor frost they fear, nor gloom, nor gale, The soul’s first flowers!
elit The year’s first flowers ! Bournemouth. S. GERTRUDE ForRD.
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The Appeal of the By | |
Evangel to Moral Rev. BRAMWELL |
e e e I
Deposits in China. DUTTON. |
HE oldest history is religious. The them, to direct this universal stream
a beginnings of worship are fixed into right channels, and to reveal the
in a universal sense of need and’ Lord of creation and grace.
in the mysterious sense of a higher There is a religious aspiration breath- , |
power who can help and bless. There ing through all the hues, sombre and ;
is a religious principle in man which cheerful, of heathen worship. That ;
iries to voice itself in forms suggested such a thing as heathen worship exists |
by the circumstances of the time and _ proves it. Peoples who are low in the |
by the state of civilization which en- scale of development and intelligence, yf
virons any people. There is no tribe and those who are high in the scale of |
nor nation under the sun that does not civilization, alike are affected religi-
practise worship or prayer or religious ously, though they may differ greatly in :
sacrifice. The form may be crude, and the degree of intensity with which they i
the method may even appear cruel, but pursue their worship. fi
they are the sincere, if misguided, ex- The Christian missionary does not
pression of a religious faculty insearch create the moral faculty: that would be ae
of an object which answers the deepest beyond him; he fizds it, often pos-
yearning of the untutored heart. When _ sessed by an alien object, and makes it ; |
Paul meditated in the streets of Athens his business to train it by religious cul- a
upon the scenes before him, and ob- ture of the highest kind. It is greatly
served, in this paradise of genius and_ in his favour that he finds the passion
renown, that the people were debased alive, and that in the varieties of ob-
by what should have ennobled them— _ jects of worship there is undoubted
their worship—his mind was just and evidence that men are seekers after |
his heart large enough to say, “I per- God. It is likely on this account that
ceive you are very religious.” On that they will respond to the deed mysteri- .
account he felt it his duty to enlighten ous appeal of the Divine Father
through His ambas: 1 |
[0 ee Seg |. -sadors, when _ that
pS ee ees appeal is made in
NES tenderness and
ee, ee strength. Some of }
i BO the noblest seekers |
PS ; E ae pile God have pee
ee Ce Ne ae ieee Ree | heathen; and, surely,
s3.8 ot = EY NS Pia = a Ais he who seeks the
i we aR Ba nf Yk a meee] «right path, with
Corre 33 Re ON ee cee clouds and darkness
| ee eS, | ee Fy 30 mY around him, is akin
ae fo” cael eS re ily to him who seeks
7 Ve & Po ck Gen Bo with the light of the
; Bee Po 3 5 A v ie ee sun to guide him. :
= as 3 Ps ieee ee) Equally sure am I
| Sa 3 ¥ Pi eos at = that he who rejoices
a St Loe A Ch pee i Lae fhe
fe a ee Se ee ight of day should
lk a a { eae | ee oY 4 | send out the lght |
Tate. (ems RE. OM Cey acy ante, gee Si as and truth. to his
oe ee ee ee SS ee brother seeker who is
[ess Seances Fr Reuetea he yet marching on his
—— pilgrim way | under
Group outside the Ts’aih tu Chapel, Wenchow. (Photo, Dr. Plummer. starless skies, and i
39 |

5 The Appeal of the Evangel to Moral Deposits in China
peat |! among the tangled growth under his Chinese youth, and they are revered
es | feet. of because they are the work of ancient |
Be Chinese civilization is old, indeed, sages. The principal note in the modern
ah | among the oldest extant. Its history developments of Confucianism is re-
Pe proper begins about 2000 B.C. but, gression. The Chinese mind_ bends.
eae | even then, the art of writing had been _ back rather than forward, and religious
if known a thousand years before. “When interest has conformed to that shape.
a) | the history of the country opens, the The maxims of Confucius are religion
7. character, manners and institutions of with no aspiration, and this feature has.
ey | the people are already fixed. They are marked the whole course of faith in
ie : | already civilized and have an organized China. Hence the working religion of
|) || religion, though how all this came the Chinaman is directed to his an-
ae | about we cannot tell."* The mental cestors. The family sacrifice is in the
, habits of the Celestials have prevented nature of a communion between the
Ee a free intercourse with foreign peoples. living members and the spirits of the
we Until comparatively recent years most past. So the Celestial says at his
Nee of their history has been like a closed family banquet: :
ad book. When, however, we are per- whe deg s é
: mitted to gaze upon their history, arts, a Reo ee
: * A But there are those their part who bear;
; and maxims of policy, we discover a We lead them to the highest seat
ed | crimson thread running through all the And beg that they will drink and eat :
tI ages far into the dim and distant past So shall our sires our service own,
oil bearing witness to their active religious ang dcien Oe manmnes Crone |
. : 3 sings still more bright.
+H} experience and emotion.
ed In this great and wonderful empire The domestic worship which en-
pee the heralds of the Cross have obtained thrones the old patriarch has a power-
He a firm foothold, and they are buying ful influence. Its cry is “back to the
F up their opportunity with insight, father”; its glory is in the past, it is
3 earnestness and godly zeal. Though a memory more than a hope. The
all| || only one hundred years have elapsed family idea is prominent, but it is desti-
oti since Morrison made his brave incur- tute of feminine features; conse-
ea! || ‘sion, there is already a cheering deca- quently the idea of the father looms.
a i dence of idolatry, a desertion of temples, large. It is ingrained in custom, wor-
eal | and a growing hunger for the Living ship, thought, and feeling, and, not-
> Bread. We are bound to give it to withstanding the errors ‘that’ have
; | them; if we do not we are in danger crusted the idea, it is a virile religious.
ai || of leaving the condition of the people deposit, which, being stirred up, offers.
an | worse than we found it. a good soil for the larger, more fruitful
ask Missionaries found in China three and more abiding doctrine of the
EIA great systems of religion, which for at © Divine heavenly Father: The teaching’
Pe least 2,000 years have roused to heroic about the Fatherhood of God is much
= He ti action millions in the land of Sinim. more likely to find a response in hearts.
asst They have been cherished as the life- that revere the father, than if +they
aa guidance, the chart, the comforter, and were ignorant of the name and all its.
ea | || the inspiration to lofty duties by in- opulent wealth of meaning. In error
Ri numerable hosts of Chinamen. In the that survives the test of the wear and
Ee absence of the better, perforce they tear of the years there must be a kernel
al must accept the commoner, but the of truth, and this germ, which resides.
E: | commoner is the ally of the better. in the practice of ancestral worship in
al | | Confucianism is the native growth of China, is our ground of the larger hope
| il the mind of the nation. Confucius for the Celestials. And this very de-
Fel edited ancient literature and gave to the posit constitutes a new and imperative
Sl Chinaman his five classics. These books obligation to persist in Christian mis-
ei have from time immemorial been an sions with increased sacrifice and fer-
fe Al | integral part of the education of the vour.
el ABAD NT envics TLislOn CE Rel ei Gh nae Os (To be concluded.)
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etn entero ie nascent nee ee eR SE —,
. 4 L
A Letter from Chinese Students. | |
OME time ago, it will be remem- be particularly useful. . . . The | |
bered, Mr. H. S. Redfern, M.Sc., ‘Encyclopedia’ is a useful means | |
sent a strong appeal for books of showing how great is the world’s’ a \
and other requisites for our Ningpo knowledge. I showed the article on i |
College.* Mencius to a student who had a high |
In common with some others, only opinion of the importance of China, i |
more luxuriantly, our_good friend and just to show him that the sage who 7
contributor, the Rey. R. Brewin, whose occupied such a large portion of his |
interest in missions is too well known own horizon, was only worth a few i
to comment upon, sent out two cases pages in this survey of the know- i
to Mr. Redfern, containing about 100 ledge of men. f
volumes, among which were the “ En- “oO ics j : I
cyclopedia Britannica.” Mr. Redfern a Dee ee Se eee |
sent a kind letter of thanks from which ets ALS tee L aim to be the oe | |
we make the following extracts: Sue cot ee te oo: i
“The boxes have safely arrived, In addition to this letter the College i |
and I cannot tell you how pleased I students sent a letter in Chinese, one i
am_ with— their contents. The ‘En- page of which we have pleasure in re- Ht
cyclopzedia.’ the Dictionary,~ and producing, the Rev. F. Galpin having |
Cassell’s History of England,’ will kindly furnished the accompanying hf
e i |
ax J, Hh A yy on th ce Across the vast ocean which divides the i
y % @ two distant Continents, over land and sea, a I
2 we greet your excellency teacher Brewin, }
A is r Jeo q Zz wa Af and song a few poor words of acknowledge- f !
ae : ment for your encouraging present of the
kz A @ Encyclopedia Betannica: and Dictionary, a |
: y) |
"PF el th Fy oreo ee and other books, which i
pe 5 have been safely received. i
* x cre ce vm] “Through your kindness, which has not i
i Z wy - been checked by the great cost to yourself, | !
is ae 4) we shall be able to avail ourselves of the i
oe worldwide knowledge contained in the valu- i
° 7 > if 4 able works. Hh
4. a & “You, sir, at great personal sacrifice have |
te $2 RE ys. sent this costly gift to the College, that the Hh /
aE as? | LA~ in ee Z pradents may be enlightened, and Chinese /
2 life improved. j )
jee a F~ rr] er i “Such kindness is rarely seen, and all "
a grades of students will be made happy by i
ye ade We y SS k ; your gifts, and it will be their duty to gratify iH
P AQ j~ at 4 4 Ay vou by showing themselves worthy of your i :
consideration. i
a 1 if ee jj Re sh. “Hereafter, as the students gain wisdom, i
x 3 ¢ a will be your generosity. i
: |: wy > “Excuse us for intruding upon your atten- I).
= it re Wn am tion with this inadequate letter! May you |
enjoy peace! i
$ J? a $ 2 > “Respectful greetings from all the students i
4h tE ® of the COLLEGE of LEADING CUL- ff
j 58 v. v| he £ ye TURE, NINGPO.” \
| < The ornamental envelope contained the | /
} e ‘e 4 e 22, i following address, also in Chinese : I
& se Fes gu . “Your Excellency, Brewin. To open. i
j, S Ki £ China, Ningpo College sends this. i
z - Present year, 9th moon, 2nd day.” i
* See page 274, 1906 =
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, (|
if Wenchow peel By Principal
met | spector s
sy ee T. W. CHAPMAN,
| | College. be M.S
re i OR the first time probably in the of rules of etiquette, I—taking the
nel | history of Wenchow the schools College Secretary to interpret my Wen-
es | of all grades have been inspected. chowese into Mandarin—returned the
2 || A special Inspector, who himself had Inspector’s visit at the local Educa-
Re | received a portion of his education tional Bureau. As it was a_ purely
. abroad, was sent from the provincial formal call we only stayed a few
Ra capital, Hangchow, to spend two minutes discussing educational affairs
at ii months or so in this prefecture inspect- generally, and then, after sipping our
* ing the schools and colleges. “He was tea—it was only eight am. but no
ys not to examine the students, but to matter at what hour, tea is always pro-
Fs: enquire into the organization, govern- vided—we took our leave. Later in the
hes ment, curricula, order, and teaching day, at my invitation, the Inspector and
Salt methods of the educational establish- a local educaticnalist, who has just been
ments.” appointed a Member of the Imperial
4 With one single exception—viz, a Board of Education, came and partook
a new Normal School that has scarcely of a “foreign” tea with me. Six of
ea begun its work yet—our United my head teachers joined us, and then I
eS Methodist College was the only one in invited the Inspector to address the
ba the magistracy that received a word of students. This he consented to do, and
Pe encomium. after the students were assembled in
Se On the first day the Inspector visited the chapel, under the charge of the
Be the College, he seemed pleased with drill-master, we, i.e., the Inspector, the
Bes everything he saw, but I did not know future Member of the Board of Educa-
- whether or not his oriental suavity of tion, the head teachers, and myself,
Pall; | manner might not be one of the “ways walked in most solemn procession on
al | that are dark” of the Chinaman. How- to the platform. The students stood
fea | ever, mindful of the importance in to attention in solemn silence as we
eet | Chinese eyes of the strict observance - walked through their midst, and right
2 i iy
all | eae Se ae eee htt ARI AAS TI ty
po ae = Jeaseega tet GE Se ee
| = nee ee ay sonnei
eS ae RE Do ee GS 5 hort ae ’ nf 3
; | er ee ea):
ai re
reel | it Wenchow College. (Photo: A. H. Sharman,
: (See full-page view, 1904 Vol. p. 34.)
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In Memoriam /
through the proceedings behaved in a encomium of the United Methodist Col- H |
most exemplary manner—much to the lege. As this was an entirely native i | |
delight of the Principal. Then the gathering, the incident seems to give Hf
students were informed that the In- meen to the Inspector’s previous i
spector had consented to briefly address TeMarxs s t
them, and the Inspector rising in a most Whether we shall benefit by an) ane |
dignified manner delivered his remarks creased number of applications fox |
in an easy, graceful and eloquent way ecuuSsion a ee remains to be seen: L
that seemed to denote some little prac- eS the Se ie 2 oT the pe great i
tice. After saying several compliment- feo are tA a ee ie a 2 Le )
ary things about ‘the Principal—which Se ee ei iS entirely na ted i)
ipeaiatie? would: like: fo believe: were all. SOvemeS COMCe CS CIP ae See i,
a arse to students with a very superficial i
true—he went on to indicate the advan- : SE ciesees
3 : 5; knowledge of Western subjects—in
tages that our students had over the f Rear eee Hho ac nActian i
students of all the other Colleges in the act, SUpeInCialty 1S tae Cube us aiae i
iin ine Real educational results: Bee Pee Sere Ce ee I |
ae i saat th eee See quickly is so marked that the institu- i
Ciieee le: ie Sa h oe f the on that will grant diplomas in the i
the new earning with ae est or the shortest time gets the largest number i i
old; college rules and regulations that 6Ff students. We are trying to fight |
were not only good on Bae but sufh- against this superficiality, but so many if
cient evidence was apparent that they qo not want the knowledge, but only |
were carried into effect—a distinguish- the reputation of having it, that the
ing feature from all other colleges in work is difficult. However we do not |
the district. The Inspector sat down despair. Already there are indications |
amid the applause—rendered “foreign that the tone—that quality difficult to sf
Ss mae the eG determine and to define—of the Col- 4
ut for one other incident we might lege is becoming higher; there seems
$ have been very ready to considerably to be more sympathy with the high
discount what the Inspector said, viz., aims of Missions, and it is becoming
that at a meeting of the heads of native more generally recognized that the | :
schools and colleges convened by the College is a distinct moral force in the
Inspector, the said heads had to listen to city tending towards mental and spiri-
the pungent adverse criticism of the In- tual enlightenment, and is such because ik
spector on their schools and to an_ itis founded on firm Christian principles. |
se fee Ee
J Ha
JANUARY 19th, 1879 Aged 35.
SAMUEL SAXON BARTON (Missionary -Secretary). i
FEBRUARY 12th, 1894. Aged 73 |
FEBRUARY 14th, 1875. Aged 35.
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Same “
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all Echoes from
Be | .
olf Other Fields. By THE EDITORS.
as | THE LIVINGSTONE JUBILEE. time in the presence of your European civi-
ie | | HE whole of “ Central Africa,” the lization to realize that. out of the heart of
lim organ of the U.M.CA,, is oc- Africa the lonely Christ still calls as He
Pah i yal t tt called in the days of David Livingstone, and
ey | f Supres (excep One page) with a He calls to you of this generation, and it is
ay report of the great meeting held fom you of this generation that the answer
a, at Cambridge on December 4th, to must come. In the name of David Living-
et which we referred last month. We _ stone, in the name of Charles Mackenzie, in
ia are greatly indebted to the Rev. the name of Charles Smythies I would beg
i) i Wea: Jackson B.A., for the article it, and in the nante of Christ I demand it.
Pat) | which appears on pages 25—27, and A MISSIONARY MODERATOR.
ah written at our request. It will be The “Missionary Record,’ of the
| read with profit. At the meeting in Free Church of Scotland, surveys a
a question, Canon Weston, of Zanzibar, wide field—Africa, China, India,
Ee : concluded his appeal to the two univer- Colonial and Jewish—but the point of
ah sities with these stirring words: interest to us this month is that—
‘ Above all, does not the Master Himself, The Rev. Robert Laws, M.D., DD., of
re in whose name David Livingstone made his __Livingstonia, has been called to be the first
y : appeal—does not He demand this service of | Missionary Moderator of the United Free
Es you? Who are you, gentlemen, that you Church. No one could more fittingly oc-
re should hold back from this work when you cupy that position. For twenty-five years
= think of those who have gone before? What before the Union, he was a living link be-
ese if you desire to spend your life in study? tween the United Presbyterian Church, of
Os oI ) ae ; Se acto
eS } What if you desire to spend your life at which he was an ordained minister, and the
hee home? If Christ needs you won’t youcome? Free Church, in whose service he laboured.
Bes i You have only to come out to Africa, and He thus represents the missionary enterprise
Ee? watch those poor black people for a little of both. The only survivor of the first
Ee I peoy > only f ‘
i pioneers of the Livingstonia
; ZW, Mission, its chief founder
a MS wy Whi, and administrator, he has
ati! it QA Wii, ; -
anil i 2 eS Ay iy Wie peo more ihe ns any oe
eet) |B | 2 a ; lime Iving man instrumental in
wea) if | ieee See es the introduction of Gospel
ea\ | ae 7 Eb sand Ba light and Christian life, as
ari | ee GES ee WR well as of social order and
2 SS a MM 2 RIB ea nee . . -
rua ; 2 ze peace into the region about
—~ ee "—, BO eo Ne ee Lake Nyassa. -
Pa | i se ee Ca © ee ge A JOURNALIST AND MISSIONS.
a | ee mee Ctét~— Chas secured am article from
= ay =, the: pen of o Mr FA
2 yu au a Atkins, the well-known
=| HW oo a a editor of the “Home
ell | Vi. _ Messenger.” It mainly re-
bey | Zi as EAA Ve counts his impressions dur-
ea) |i | 2 wat ANE RANA ee MAN: <= ing his holiday trips to
Re a oo. ee A a 2 America and the East. He
E TT ives bright personal ex:
in a To LT) periences” of China and
il a i 8 ey, © Japan, and makes the
i | OV SN following appeal:
eal MT U2 Will the best young man-
Ht | MW \\\\ A AA Ni NWA hood of England ever feel the
el WW AW Ai WI 2 call of the East, and r d
P | aN I \\ \ I WANN NY} NEE eee a ast, 4 respon
III! SE ANA with enthusiasm and _ self-
eedlll | = ee aes sacrifice? Education is the
es | SUL SLi sea eee great watchword to-day both
ell The Rey. J. Hinds, Ning Ching, N. China. in China and in Japan,
fe In his 29th year of Service. (See page 29.) but intellectual culture
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without spiritual enlightenment may create cinating interest the religious, social, ae it !
a very dangerous situation among the mil- qdystrial and political history both of Hh
. Cage my _ f 7 , i
Hons of the Bast, Fconfess Took Singapore and the Straits, and shows |
on the mission field shall be held a crowning how ar cee peeece of our colonial life Hi
honour, to be passionately desired and fe more or less related. i 4
eagerly sought after—when our finest and Singapore 1S a lovely gem of i
most cultured youths shall hear the call of an island, some twenty-seven miles by | |
the East, and respond to it with alacrity and fourteen, basking in perpetual summer,” i
enthusiasm. a suitable sphere both for strenuous / |
& & toil (it is the Liverpool of the ii |
East), and a well-earned rest. Life (| |
° e there is an ever-moving panorama, and {|
Literary Notice. in the streets may be seen people from i
; every clime and country. The mission- Ht
Sunny Singapore. By the Rev. J. A. ary who works among such a hetero- i
Bethune Cook. (Eliot Stock. Price geneity has no easy task. The Babas, |
5s. net.) oe ; native born Chinese, alone number |,
Sunny Singapore—a striking title, 94,000. : ||
though somewhat misleading; for the Most of the pages deal with the work lj
book, ably written and well “got-up,” of the L.M.S. agents, and the various t]
covers a far larger ground, and includes American missions, with side-lights on tf
the whole of the Straits Settlements, the work of other missionary societies, h
and even overflows into China and Methodist, Moravian Brethren, Roman 1
Japan. The sub-title, “An account of Catholic, and last, but not least, the h
the place and its people, with a sketch English Presbyterian represented by b
of the results of missionary work,’ the author for twenty-five years. Pro- iH
more directly indicates the scope of the testant missions, belonging to many ,
book, as the author records with a fas- countries: work harmoniously, and the h
| |
is a Aer aE ms oe es Tes oe ate asa Aen Be 2s Rg at 8 wr Teta Viele oe |
Ae a SS |
Poeeees tere Cal a eee wer | ae | /
: : es ata ee ark. Sn gree at test # Heike i /
eee peas iN PRM tea am | Ro ecaltn Re ESc f | a) Aa sete Weer! - beat y es) i.
a ecg EY rc ua tl fe) ae ie ea ae late ea ea |
| tee cet FF aaa ee ee ere) rr oA ef
Sa a ee ele?) 1B ee le ee
ee Rare a ea eae | ee estes! mf Sg MNP Gage? Nome? Tumeur Scam b '
ee a ee ee ee i
| sated ; sa = : Bh Se Ae > Set i 2 pete es
The Senate House, Cambridge. (See pages 25 and 26.) t }
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et | writer unconsciously shows their inter- men of sterling worth and Christian
i dependence and mutual helpfulness. It principle, who by wise statesmanship
oh | is painful to find that “the French have rendered valuable help to mission-
ast f priests have made themselves increas- ary work, and- will surely receive a mis-
Pi) | ingly disliked, especially by claiming to — sicnary’s reward. Notable among these
| act with the Chinese officials in judging is Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), the
a cases in which their co-religionists were founder of our Far Eastern Empire.
ey | concerned. Li Hung Chang, it is to A portrait of the monument in Singa-
ey iti be feared, adds the writer, spoke the pore erected to his memory forms the
ae) | truth when he said the Roman Catho- frontispiece to the book.
ay lics should be held very largely re- “Sunny Singapore” is certainly an
a) | sponsible for the bad feeling which important contribution to missionary
ot | found vent in the Boxer troubles. literature, and the author is to be con-
| Unstinted praise is given to the many gratulated on the result of his pains-
? | British Governors and official residents, taking labour. Greek
a So fo fo
: Robert Morrison
: e e C.E. TOPIC for
rel and Missions FEBRUARY 23rd. ze
a e
| in China.
Re : UITE recently there has been end of 1806, he was busily preparing
es : much written and spoken con- for his life’s work.
us cerning Robert Morrison, for it January, 1807, found the pioneer on
> ; was in 1807 that he commenced his his way—via New York—to Canton;
Peli ih glorious work in China, amidst dis- and in September of the same year he
ce Hi couragements that few modern mission- reached the shores of the land where his
a | aries have to undergo. It is difficult to glorious task was to be accomplished.
ai! | estimate what that struggle for the con- But an edict had been issued by the
ah fli version of China must have meant. Chinese Government against the
a) i Over 4,000,000 square miles given over preaching of a foreign religion, so
ae i to non-Christian customs and obser- Morrison undertook literary work, and
ea il vances; a national prejudice fiercely soon made great headway with the
man | hostile to foreign influence; an ancient translation of the Bible. In 18cg9, he
et | civilization, marvellous in some aspects, accepted a post as translator to the
im but ethically imperfect; a British East India Company’s factory at Can-
on i Church by no means enthusiastic for ton. Thus he was assured of a constant
ea i the conversion of the world; these were intercourse with the natives, and had
ie | Hi some of the elements in the situation a large margin of time in which to work
Pe that faced Morrison. But men chosen at the preparation of the native version
feet} | by God are not soon turned back, and of the Scriptures. In 1810, the Acts
Be modern missionary enterprise in China of the Apostles was given to the
et | || owes more than pen can tell to the Chinese; two years later, St. Luke’s
se patient heroic labours of Morrison. Gospel followed; and after another in-
feite | He was born at Morpeth, in North- terval of two years, the New Testa-
Seal | umberland, January 15th, 1782, of ment was completed.
Sail) |p| | lowly parentage. He sought—and Morrison had then been seven years
Hit i found—admission into the Scotch in China, and the event was marked
peal Church when fifteen years of age, and_ by the baptism of his first convert to
| | at nineteen was studying Latin, Hebrew Christianity, Tsai-A-Ko, who proved to
| || and theology. In May, 1804, Morrison be a true forerunner of the brave
esi | ih was appointed the first L.M.S. mission- natives who remained faithful in the
I : ary to China, and from that date to the face of great danger and persecution.
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In 1815 a Chinese grammar was issued over 115,000 native Christians. These Hi |
from the press, and three years later figures are probably now much below Hi
the translation of the whole Bible was *the mark, for the unexpected result of 1 |
completed. In this monumental work the “Boxer” rising was the increased Wi)
Dr. Milne had no small share. Perhaps devotion of the native Christians, and il] i
the greatest work done by Morrison was an additional interest in the Gospel in | |
the Chinese dictionary, published by the _ the very places where martyr blood had Hy
East India Company at an expense of been shed. i |
415,000. Few people can realize what China is an awakening nation, and 1
difficulties must have been overcome — the Churches are striving to bring the i
before so magnificent a literary effort best of Western civilization to the won- Wh
could be brought to a successful issue. dering East. From our Universities are Wh |
With the exception of a two years’ in- going healers and teachers, as well as Hh
terval in England, Morrison spent the preachers. Nearly 300 medical mission- |
rest of his life in China, and died in aries are giving practical demonstrations | |
Canton, August 1st, 1834. His record of the Gospel of Mercy; while on every Wi |
ss known over the whole world, and his hand are to be seen schools for the | i
name is sacred to every Protestant Mis- teaching of Western science and art. Hy
sionary Society. The United Methodist Church is not |
Since those days of pioneering great without a part in this great movement Hh
advance has been made. . Merely to begun 100 years ago. About 10,000 | |
enumerate all the religious societies Chinese converts have their names on |
working in China would consume far our Church roll, while many thousands i
too much space; while to print the more are being taught by our thirty- Wy
names of those who have bravely fol- one missionaries, and the lay preachers it
Jowed where Morrison marched would attached to the various Circuits. Again Hi
turn the current issue of the ECHO into the old cry is heard: “The fields are !
4 series of biographies. Suffice it to white unto harvest.” Only indifference i
say that according to the latest returns in the Home Churches can hinder a (
there are nearly 3,000 missionaries, with glorious ingathering. i i
Sse Sse Se |
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Christian TOPICS i
Endeavour Page. __ resrvary. T. POINTON DALE. \
FEBRUARY 2ND.— The Heart of movement has spread amazingly
Christian Endeavour. — (Endeavour during the past quarter of a century. HL
Day:)—Col: i. “1-4, 12—17. Has it been an intensive as well as ih
A revival took place at Williston an extensive force? Is the heart of |
Church, Portland, Maine, early in our society beating true to first
1881, and, on February 2nd a number principles ? Ht
of young converts met at the house of : i}
tier paster (Dr Ee ©. Clark) and 9 SonUasy gTH.—Songs of the Heart:
agreed to form the first C.E. Society. (2) Voices of God—Ps. xix. i}
With such an origin C.E. could not be The two voices of God celebrated in 4]
other than a spiritual movement. It this Psalm have never been better il
is designed to help young people to summarized than in Immanuel Kant’s
“seek those things that are above.” famous saying, “ The starry sky above A)
Love is the heart of CE. Read the me, and the moral law in me, are two i
topic verses—“a heart of compassion ” things which fill the soul with ever Wi
(v. 12, R.V.)}—‘“the bond of perfect- new and increasing admiration and iy
ness” (v. 14). Christian love finds ex- reverence.” Our God is not a silent, |
pression in joyful testimony and_in but a speaking God. Nature and
consecrated service (v. 16, 17). The Revelation are alike His utterance,
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ah | and they both demand a listening ear daily readings, and unless orders are
a) | and an obedient heart. There is for sent at once there may be some dis-
PoP i us another and a clearer Voice than appointment. Several branches con-
Bt | those heard by the Psalmist. “The nected with the late Bible Christian
Re Word became flesh.” _ “God hath Church have been transferred to us.
es spoken unto us by His Son.” See
i a Addison’s fine paraphrase of the Sviscrr re we VORcEY MINAL,
S| | psalm in our Church Hymn Book . This is a new collection of hymns
. (F.M. No. 18). “The spacious firma- ‘sued by the British National Union,
Ne ment on high,” etc. and edited by the Revs. J. Brown
Es eee Morgan and Carey Bonner. It contains
1 FEBRUARY 10TH—Ministering to the 432 hymns, suitable for use in Junior
el Master—Matt. xxv. 31—45. _. Endeavour societies, and the musical
i || What would we not do for Jesus if edition forms a handsome book. As js
: He came _ back to us in the flesh ? to be expected from such capable
ox Yet He is here in His poor and editors, it is beyond criticism as a book
ie suffering brethren. It was the mas- for the children. It might with great
eh | ter-stroke of His ministry which led advantage be used in Junior Society
: Flim to transfer to these the love and classes, and would afford fresh selections
devotion which He foresaw would for Sunday School anniversaries.
: gather around His Name. “Once a
ae Christian,” said Lacordaire, “the F ee :
i world did not vanish from my eyes: _. Lhere is a great deal of playing at
i it rather assumed larger proportions, Mâ„¢ussions. If the Christian Church really
| as I myself did. I began to see meant missions it would long ago have
al | therein. a nobler sufferer needing Won the world to Christ. :
i help. I could imagine nothing com- If you mean missions, you will recog-
> parable to the happiness of minister- Se the missionary enterprise as the One t=
ke i ing to it under the eye of God, with thing in all the world best worth doing.
: the help of the cross and the Gospel You will see that the study of missions
2 of Christ.” See the striking poem of 8 the grandest of all studies. You will
haa | ; Lowell, entitled “A Parable”; also seek to throw all your force into the
ti il Hymn 638 (F.M.) “We give Thee monthly missionary meetings of your
Pt | but ‘Thine own” society. cone ewe oe oe
Sai | : ou can afford—and your idea of wha
if FEBRUARY oe es Morrison and Vou can afford will be formed at the
ne Missions in China.—Ezek.. xxxvil. TOOKLOR the Crass:
eal| | Pee APES eC ; To one who means missions a mis-
4h Ezekiel’s vision of the resurrection sionary biography is more fascinating
Ei! | of the dry bones aptly typifies the than any novel. A missionary magazine
eal | awakening of China in our day. is to him a bulletin fresh from. the
eet\ |i And so, Mr, Morrison, you really oblest. battlefield of all the ages. A
é | H expect you will make an impression — sift to missions is laid in the nail-
eh ||| on the idolatry of the great Chinese pierced hand of his Divine Lord. If he
eat| | Empire? No, sir; I expect God Cannot wisely go abroad he will be a
te ‘| f will” The Editors will doubtless deal missionary at home. He will, in any
Be specially with this topic. [See p. 46. case, send his prayers abroad, and his
tae iH —EDITORS.] letters, and his money.
Pai | THE ANNUAL LETTER. Two persons, or even one person, thus
i. | A copy of the Annual Letter has Meaning missions will transform the
sea | been sent to all societies with which we ™ssionary work of an entire society.” —
sai | ih are able to communicate. Correspond- C.E. Year Book.
i i ing secretaries who have not received Secretaries of C.E. Department :
: | one will oblige by sending their names Rey. 7. P, DALE, 43 Fernbank Road, Redland, Bristol.
| Il and addresses. ; (MLE.C.)
eer il 1 i 1.B.R.A. Rey. W. aa ee 28 Summerfield Gee Bir-
Be | ih : : min ‘ N.C,
ei | Again we are glad to report an i” Rey. R. PYKE, 47 St, Germains Road, Forest Hill, 8.E.
: creased number of applications for the (B.C.M.)
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The United Methodist Church. i| |
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Banner Presented to the Rev. and Mrs. A. H. Sharman, Hi
on their leaving China for England, 1907. MP
(Translation). ; |
1 WW}
Congrat- |
ulating Pastor i]
Sharman and
his wife, and Ren as G a ae AK re) \
his excellent S gw et Bl TR ee ie it
son and daugh- Be deed cy a ie ae aes (wD l
n their ¥. | et See nee oy t)
eee —ain ts. are |
turn to their Bd cy “# 4 J ee) ee +i KS : i |
native land. cee “WY NN Fat | —< : 1)
Pastor Shar- | wr s p3 aay | Fae : il
man, from a ree. ees we Reed 3 /
eapend at an 5 de ee a ae A s Be ee ee ilk
early age, was cee ‘ Ber aN oe a | Hh
pleased to go to oe 6) Ul ee : \)
many places to ae A ea 7 a |)
see Beautiful a Peg eae Pw et Ni ty By
scenery, and A, To ra = ee i
: ars te cay am we) een ey Sere i Wh
sight oo ee es iH 2 aan ce : \
= iba % es REGS Ba He a BP . ‘ |
cient places and = Pee ree ae ee or ra oy
matters. When |i: [ih sisiiiente = aware ama, |
sixteen years eer e prorat aiase a Ba em _
oe Saute ae Re eS es ; i
Wee ee |
by mountains : Mami seth ae ee Le ee |
and seas, cities A eae ee ar eee aan »
and towns ee see eae \ eae Wn Oe ere fe i
? ond me e BES bs ns Bee es aaa See nd DS |
he photo- = a Rae ee cn er ae eae uy :
graphed them So ee ee eee
all. But Pastor ; bate OR LN Mk Oe oe i
Sharman him- |i oii; acre a) i. 1,
self felt that all “aaa esr es ar ee eer ae ea I)
this was but a AD a Ma eats iy
pleasant hobby, ERS ee ee es Ot 3 i
of no great im- ae ae cbs Sees Ss : portance ; he. aa aCe aS NG saa i ie ar era es |
continually kept 2 . 8D he Br mM i I
in his heart, msec es eal i
and did not for- 4 |
get that the The Presentation Banner. (Photo: A. H. Sharman. {
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fF Mrs. J. B Griffiths
ig men of his generation should under- turn to his native land, we are not able
ia stand the Doctrine. This was his great to retain him.
| responsibility. The Church regarded Therefore we have made a picture
Set fe him favourably, and appointed him as of Jesus on the Mount teaching the
mt | a pastor in his native land. Eight years people, to give to Pastor Sharman, be-
pe | ago he exchanged his native land for cause we call to mind that Christ Jesus,
tt | Wenchow. He earnestly studied the when first preaching the Doctrine on
st language, and having learnt to speak the Mount, used ezght Beatitudes to
fe he then preached the Gospel. Many instruct the multitude.

a difficult and dangerous places he tra- Afterwards at the Feast of Pente-
ee | versed in Wenchow, Si Chi, N6 Ch’i, cost, the Holy Spirit descended like a
| and Chu Chow, Tsing Die. He did fire resting on the heads of the dis-
gy not excuse himself but climbed the ciples, causing them to speak all lan-
“a mountains and passed through the guages so that the people might be-
| waters. lieve. We now use Christ on the Mount
i | He superintended the School called 35 simile like Pastor Sharman, and in
a) | the “Six Kinds of Learning Small the same way the Holy Spirit descend-
eh | ‘Boys’ School,” and earnestly exerted ™g on our Pastor's head, he is there-
iE himself on behalf of the scholars so fore able on behalf of Christ plainly
= that their ears might be opened to hear, '° speak forth the Lord's grace.
| and their eyes to see, hoping they would Therefore we of Wenchow and Chu
Sh | become perfect in the Doctrine. Chow having obtained blessing from
eet) || T h 5 this source, make this comparison.

1 | wo years ago he also established All looking at this picture must then
ay | Christian Endeavour Societies in many now that these words which we say
| | places. : are not untrue.

i By these things Pastor Sharman Presented by seventy people whose
i caused us of Wenchow and Chu Chow names are inscribed on the left of the
: to obtain unlimited happiness. Banner.

3 i Unexpectedly ezght years already In 1907, and in the fourth month and
elt |i have passed away, and desiring to re- thirty-third year of the Emperor.
Ba | Se se Sse
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rai | Mrs. J. B. Griffiths, of Mazeras, East Africa.
aa | RS. GRIFFITHS was born in dresses given from time to time in the

| Barrow-in-Furness, and had _ school where she was first a scholar and
oh |} never been away from home, afterwards a teacher, her heart was

Pal i except for holidays, until she left to warmed towards missionary work, and
cea itl prepare for the mission field; she was a great desire arose within her to be a
= ih a so attached to her home that it was missionary. Africa always made a
ee | | once remarked that she could mever go special appeal to her enthusiasm and
real) | away; but when the Master’s call came sympathy.
ie | i iE to her to go and serve Him in a foreign j
| | land she was enabled by His graee “to . When eighteen years of age she
be i| leave all and follow him,”* and she has Jomed the Anglican Church, and threw
a | proved again and again through the ten herself into all kinds of home mission
at | years that she has been a missionary work—district visiting, open-air mect-

i i that His grace zs sufficient for every (148% lodging-house work, and mission
ai ih need, and that “ He faileth not.” work generally in the lowest parts of

i Until the age of eighteen she at- the town, in addition to Sunday Bible
: : tended the Methodist Free Church, ‘lasses for young women.
th | During those early years she collected A short time after joining the
eS | a diligently for the missionary cause, and, Anglican Church she asked her mother’s
2 | f while listening to the missionary ad- consent to her becoming a missionary,
i i , *See p. 58. An undesigned coincidence.—Eps and it was refused. It was a great dis-

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appointment then, but since she has from Jomvu, and only one hour from Hy
been glad that it was so, for she was too Mazeras! hi |
young and inexperienced for such great On June 12th, 1905, she was married I) |
work. Five years afterwards she again to the Rev. J. B. Griffiths, general i
asked her mother’s consent, and was superintendent of what is now the Th
rejoiced to hear the answer; “If God is United Methodist Mission, and went to- i
calling you, you must go.” She im- Hi
mediately offered to the Church Mis- La [|
sionary Society and in compliance -with GS 1)
their request, after a very searching ex- gai, Ih
amination, went up to London in May, a ee HH
1896, to have further theological train- o a Wt
During the year that she was in Lon- ge eS Tae iI
don, in addition to study, she regularly om tu oe HH, |
gave addresses to women and girls in a ae Win |
factories and laundries, took Bible oe S ae |
classes, and did district visiting; also a it
she received a good medical training. 7 ey |
In the spring of 1897 she was defi- a li
nitely accepted as a missionary of the ; y I
C.M.S., and her joy knew no bounds SO Mh
when she was located in East Africa. Mrs. J. B. Griffiths. Hi
Still greater was her joy when she Hy
found, on arriving at Rabai at the end live at Mazeras. On January 24th, i}
of 1897, that she was in the middle of 1907, a little son was born, and it is |
the very district that she had heard his parents’ great desire that, if he be |
so much about in her early years, and spared, he may become a medical mis- i
which had stirred her so deeply—two sionary in the country where they have
hours’ journey from Ribé—two hours worked. Ne he Gr, ti
Se Se se
News from I. By Rev. | /
Foreign Stations. Foreign Secretary.
An Appeal Within the past few days amount of interest to be paid. Will }
from the Mr. Bird has written stat- Circuit missionary treasurers and secre- i
Treasurer. ing that the missionary taries earnestly unite in reducing these i
: contributions from the Cir- two results to a minimum by regular i)
cuits are coming in very slowly indeed. and frequent remittances? ii
This is much to be regretted ; it means All friends will rejoice to hear that Hh
two things which all ought to unite our honoured Treasurer is still improv-
strenuously in making impossible: (1) ing in health. Wi
Throwing on the Treasurer and all the ; ;
officers a burden of work in the last East Africa. A deeply-interesting letter i
six weeks of the financial year which is to hand from our educa- Hi,
ought to be distributed over°a good tional missionary, Mr. W. J. Bridgman. t
half of the year! (2) The withholding He reports that the missionaries, both I)
of Circuit collections and subscriptions at Ribé and Mazeras, are in good health Mi
means the increasing of the overdraft and spirits. Mr. Bridgman has had the i
at the bank, and consequently of the pleasure of entertaining for a few days. iI)
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et Mr. and Mrs. Walker, of Surrey, Eng- Ningpo. Mr. Heywood reports that
i | land. Mr. Walker is the author of there was great rejoicing
ia “Round the World for a Holiday,” and at the return of the Rev. G. W. and
es | he has promised to write ‘an article for Mrs. Sheppard. There is a great work
Rt the pages of the MISSIONARY ECHO, awaiting our friend, and he himself
Ie ii giving his impressions of his visit to our realizes this to be so, and has gone back
ia station. We shall be pleased to “see to China to do all in his power to make
=) | ourselves as others see us” on our East known to the men and women of China
i a African stations. the unsearchable riches of the love of
st) | It is hoped that our home Churches God revealed in Jesus Christ. China
aS will have the pleasure of a visit from is responding to this revelation in a
_ our honoured friend, the Rev. J. B. most wonderful way; the fields are
ies Griffiths, during the approaching sum- white to harvest.
a mer. He greatly needs a change and Principal The “Principal of = om
rest; and though he has expressed a yg Ningpo College has re-
F wish not to come to England for two Redfern, ported to the Foreign
i or three years hence, the Foreign Mis- yg, Nese: Committee that
tee sionary Committee feel that he ought sia h iad ee Sees i
aah | to come lest he break down, and the a miended e ac eS eS
L Secretary has written him to that effect. W a a hi 2 Beets a BD ay oe
ral | PRS stay will not be a lone one he: ee ee ee
ce requests not to be asked to face an Wenchow. Cheering news is quite re-
ili English winter. Whenever he comes he cently to hand from our
i will not only deserve rest, but greatly friend, the Rev. W. R. Stobie. He
mi need it! says they have six places in the city
1a : where week-night preaching services
Pe Rey. W. Udy Next month we shall have are held. Though the people are not
im Bassett’s an interesting article from much given to going out of their homes
; Request. Mr. Bassett. In that article at night, they have a total of from fifty
e \ aay he makes a request for to sixty at these week-night services;
al il prayer at a certain hour and day of the at some of them quite twenty women
2| | week—Monday at one o'clock. We and girls.
eat il earnestly hope that many friends will Referring to the coming of Miss
P| respond to this request of our friend. —_ Boardley, Mr. Stobie says she will have
eal | “Though sundered far, by faith we a grand sphere among the women
ei meet, and schoolgirls; the women are much
f i Around one common mercy-seat.” more accessible in Wenchow than in
=i | On all the “C.M.S.” foreign mission SOME other Pa of China. anal
om || stations they gather for prayer at noon . One item o 4 Te Wee NL. Stobie
eal | each day in the week, and spend half Eee “Tn ¢C her Tr ne te
es an hour in praying for their mission- a Tak M. coe hill ortnig We
ah | aries and missions throughout the Tis pave ee ee y Seed ror
if | A if world. Alderman Duckworth, MP. <*!S eee) SEEHaBE A hone: aa se d oe
ea | and I attended one of these meetings oe - Penna p>, Dy, ; ousan eS) ual ‘a
Bet if at Frere-town, and a hallowed season ‘Sali have our annual meeting while he
eat! tl ee Gn nte is here, so that representatives. from
i: ti the whole district will have the privilege
Ee | China. We have received post and pleasure of meeting him.” We
Pali |} cards from Miss Boardley earnestly hope that our honoured super-
ait | and Miss Murfitt from several places of intendent will be so impressed by the
eal | call on their journey. Both ladies were welcome he receives, and the great in-
ill | | well, and making fairly good sailors— fluence he exercises over the whole Dis-
il Miss Boardley an excellent one, which trict, that it will be a powerful factor
| means much on a long sea voyage. We _ in leading him to return at the earliest
ei! i have been assured by letters from to Wenchow. He is a mighty power
eal | Ningpo and Wenchow, that a very for good in the Wenchow District.
ea it hearty welcome awaits our two friends 9 —<—————__—______________
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Text-Book The Principal of our Wen- there will be a great conference and I
by Principal chow College has prepared meeting. Mark the date, April 27th. (i
T.W. a text-book “Of Conver- West Africa. News is to hand of the Hi
Chapman. _—_ sation: Phrases and Sen- safe arrival at Freetown Hit
tences — English and- of the Rev. A. E,; and Mrs.- Green- HH
Chinese.” This was prepared for use smith. They had not only a very rough | | i
in our own College. The little work eae cold voyage, ouoa one Sa ee Hi
has so commended itself that it has ‘ey Were 200 mules beyon rand lI
h ore b blish; Canary they found a French steamer t) |
been bought outright by a publishing flying signals of distress. They bore Hi)
company. This is a step in the right down to the distressed vessel, and found Wt |
direction; if we can get China’s col- that her propeller shaft was broken, i |
leges flooded with text-books prepared and that she had been helpless for two il
by Christian scholars, we shall make a days and a half. The captain of Mr. iN, |
large contribution toward the creating Greensmith’s ship undertook to tow the Wh
of a Christian atmosphere in those col- disabled one to Grand Canary. Our | i
leges. All weapons must be used in the friends were therefore on the way from Wi
Christian conquest of China, December 28th to January 11th. : ~
Mr. Greensmith left Liverpool with a HW)
London While writing our “Notes” severe cold, which on the journey de- Hh
Missionary we have received a pre- veloped into an attack of fever. By the | i
Anniversary. liminary notice from the time they arrived at Sierra Leone, to He
local. secretaries of the use our friend’s own phrase, “he was | |
London Spring United Missionary De- quite well.” All will be pleased to hear Hi]
monstration. It states that there will be of our friend’s safe arrival, and good Hii
a general interchange of appointments health. Mrs. Greensmith again proved’ i
on the Sunday; and on Monday, in the — herself to be a good sailor, spite of the Hi
City Temple, afternoon and evening, rough weather. li
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On the way to West China—one of the Yangtze gorges. [Lent by ‘‘China's Millions.” Hi
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‘ZI | News from Foreign Stations
| | i} Il. Our appointment to Wu Ting Fu next
Ph i year is what we expected. It is an honour
mae By Rev. GEORGE PACKER, to be again entrusted with the task of estab-
eh | Missi eetentas lishing a medical mission. I expect you will |
rah Beene CRC ANY’ try to secure sufficient funds to build at least
l Bi R. A. K. BAXTER was appointed @ dispensary block, with accommodation for
| Li to Yung Ping Fu in 1903, and some in-patients. I think, for the sake of
0 | | Haale Built t economy, as well as convenience, we should
re | 5 Has pleCudl yee te Upc aes aim at a two-storey building.
Path i important medical work which is ex- I shall also need a sufficient grant for in-
bs panding daily. It 1s proposed to trans- struments and drugs. Here it has taken me
Ea fer him to Wu Ting Fu, the head of four years to gather the necessary appliances
ra our largest Circuit, a city 300 miles for general surgery. : :
re away. Here he will have an immense The oe here is growing steadily, ee
: field of operation, and will start a bene- — Particu Se eee te rae nis
: ficent work which will be of great con- °2" We nave fad quite a variety of opera-
: oe Break If tions. There is much more readiness now to
meant sequence both to the large city itself, submit to surgical treatment. At first we
ean fi | and to the wide Circuit of which it is used to mention the risks incidental to an
Pak! ih the head. Dr. Baxter writes: operation under chloroform, and insist on

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a document being signed absolving us from through the head man of the village, who tli
responsibility, but this threatened to prevent accompanies them and tells them how much i
anyone submitting to a serious operation, each villager is able to supply. The soldiers Hi
and in the interests of the patients we aban- bought on this man’s information 50 chin H |) |
doned it. So far, the results have amply from one, 100 chin from another, and so on, Hi)
: justified our doing so. As I have no trained not exceeding 200 chin, until they came to | ih i
assistant, such operations could hardly have this Church member, named T’ang, when Wh
been attempted without the assistance of they demanded 500 chin, which the head |
Mrs. Baxter. I have one assistant, who isa man said was what he could well supply. I}
good -steady lad, but with no great educa- In spite of T’ang’s protests, this quantity Hi |
tion. I wish him to study for the pre- was seized, and the money for it thrown on AW
liminary examination of the Union Medical the ground. T’ang has only about six [ |
College. Two months ago we procured a_ acres of land, and could ilf afford to sell it, | i
blind evangelist from Mr. Murray’s School especially as the soldiers only gave three- iH
at Peking. He was baptized by Mr. Hedley fifths of its market value. At first it ap- i
four years ago. He has an extensive know- peared to be a case of persecution because i |
ledge of the Scriptures and of experimental he was a Church member; on inquiry we ih
religion. He is very zealous in trying to found that for some reason or other the : 1 |
bring the patients to a knowledge of their two hhad not been friendly. We had some ii
Saviour, and in two or three instances he tallx over the business, and finally decided Hi
expressed warm hopes of a real trust in Jesus to ask this head man to see the’ preacher ii!
and His salvation. He has his disappoint- and me, with the idea of arranging some 1
ments, and one of his sorrows, in which he _ peaceable settlement. ai)
is not alone, is the low state of Christian We also discussed a long-standing dispute if} 4
living and experience of Church members. between the Church elder and the preacher iat
I have been talking with our preacher about the use the former made of the land 4 j
here, Li Fu Ch’en, about holding a series of | ‘ound the chapel. There is no lack of inci- i |
evangelistic services contemporaneous with dent in Church life out here. Our preacher, ‘|
the Simultaneous Mission in England. We Li Fu Ch’en is a good man and a great help Hy
shall probably get it arranged. to us in getting to the bottom of all these qi
Last week we had twenty people staying SD EES ae oa oo ee oe |
in hospital, either as patients or attending COLE ae LO the meaning of Paul’s words, Tl
Piao ei as sPe iss _attencing “The care of all the Churches.” Wii
on patients. Two of them were fractures of : i)
the leg—one Compound. The latter fortu- : i i
nately came in shortly after it occurred. We Hil. Hi
cleaned it up under chloroform, and the heal- By Rev. C. STEDEFORD, i
ing proceeded without suppuration. Miccionainces t Wik
One of our present in-patients is partly eee Pen |
paralysed, the result of apoplexy. His age HE Rev. E. Dawe has offered iH
is only thirty-six, yet for twenty years he himself for work in China. |
has been a_ spirit-drinker, taking on an w * * hi
average about half a pint per day. He says Mr. E. A. Stedeford, the son of the Vy
ee eee gee ed Se a
. a \ )» a a “ fe Ht /
drunk is stronger than whisky. Besides, been accepted ae candidate for medi- 1
he has smoked a considerable quantity of cal missionary work in China, and he HH
opium. We are trying to break him off will receive his training in connection i
both habits. The desire for alcohol, he says, with the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Bi
is now gone, and by this time the opium Society. 1
crave would have gone, also, but we only * * * HH
dlovered about two dajs ago that another MiB, the native evangelist” who |
# 4 S we ‘ : . ||
the other his apparatus at night. This other ice sramene’ at ‘Lao-wa-tan, has re- i
patient got part of his hand blown away by signed. In consequence of the lack of HH
careless handling of a gun. It is much workers, and the recent development of Wi
better, so we told him he must now come as the Miao work it is increasingly diffi- i H
an out-patient daily, as we could not trust cult to find suitable agents to maintain II
him with the other. the work in the northern out-stations, Hh)
To-day I was interrupted while writing Fu Kuan Tsuen and Lao-wa-tan. Hii
this letter by our city preacher, to introduce x x x i i
a deputation from Pao hwan ying. The T ail Sear Ch : ii
matter brought before our notice was this. WO NINA Ses: neat Fons. Ut BAZ) Hil
The military authorities had sent some sol- Ma-hong and - Chia Kia, are showing HH
the custom, they manage the business to have preaching established among i
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3 | | them. There are probably mixed _ In the region around Long Sea it is
a) | motives operating, but it is hoped that intended_to erect three chapels, one
oe some will be found who have a real _ thirty miles to the north-west, another
et desire for the truth. A shop is secured thirteen miles to the south, and the
ig at Chia Kia, which will provide guest- third about thirty miles to the east.
Ke halls, a preaching-hall, and sleeping The first two chapels will be made to.
RS apartments. accommodate about 300, and the last
et | * Paani nee about seventy. The people are willing
. j At Long Sea the Miao work, under to bear nearly all the cost.
es ‘ a native probationer, Chong-huan, 1S
7 making good progress. In connection s x =
_ with his school he has a number of The Rev. S. Pollard is on his way
be young men from seventeen to twenty- to England, and the Miao work now
i two years of age, and some of them falls under the care of the Rev. S.
oy give great promise. Parsons and his wife.
P| | So So fo
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ei | eanings. THE EDITORS.
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OUR MAP OF CHINA. worthy of itself, or of the country, and no
at} | S announced in our programme at small proportion of our Cabinet Ministers.
; 4 the beginning of the year we will be dead and buried long before our
a4 shall next month rescore the share in this awful traffic has come to an
es £ Cl =f hoa: th sae e end, unless there is a change of policy, of
i | the U : dM s hediee: Chu ae o which at present we can see no sign,
i i e Unite ethodist urch, as pre- Heh bea ee al
Pl sented in October last. The suggestion Cer now Ww ae a Chi cee
: I naturally came from the B.C. and 4 Sree ie Or nF St ecrenehe
atl il | M.N.C. sections of the United Church, I For ae cea ization ;
at iii || and we are pleased to respond, as it will 2. For the degradation. :
at i || reach a larger circle of readers than The revelation of the latter is amazing.
ef the other issue did. The three spheres May Britain soon wash her hands of the
oat i | of influence will be shown in colour. accursed traffic! ae
: Ae aC OTR TRAGEE: By his kind permission we are ena-
a Ne one Cn Bee ead bee bled to reproduce a population-dia-
Sat | : : Ce ers & gram from the same issue.
done by the two Societies for the Sup-
Set itl : : : : WOMEN’S WORK.
ih pression of the Opium Traffic in this 5 :
Fe dreadful and unwarrantable traffic in Apropos of the articles this month on
. | India and China.. Mr. Broomhall, Hon. Our Women’s Auxiliaries it is interest-
be i Secretary of the Christian Union, img to note that the Wesleyan Women’s
4 lb sends us a batch of papers indicative of Organization has recently celebrated its
Bee || | | much well-directed zeal. jubilee.
Pt! | This is the title of Mr. Broomhall’s se MIs SlONA RES: 3
eet! Iti latest pamphlet. It is a story of _. his is a fine annual fixture, and in
a “China’s heroic struggle and Britain’s his comments thereon, “ Claudius Clear”
se erudging response.” has given us in the British Weekly
rel | In the latest issue of “National @ valuable but somewhat belated tribute
HM) || Righteousness” he expresses his to Foreign Missions. Listen:
eal it opinion of the present situation in To begin with, the missionaries—both men
Real if strong words. They need no comment: and women—were evidently of a high class;
aa) : oy wane 8 firm, persuasive, modest, hopeful. It was
ae Il eon ae Bee Tei a Se Tae clear that their work was of the highest
oa Government of China is showing sell Gmpertance to the world fom whatever
E a ; Beer / standpoint it was judged!
ei | opium-smoking. But as yet our Govern- ‘ ¥ .
he i ment, in this matter, has done nothing What a discovery for the twentieth
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century, and by so omnivorous an ob- The younger generation of this age |
server and reader! might have been spared any knowledge |
We agree with Andrew Lang that of what Sydney Smith said on the ques- |
Sidney Smith’s articles on Methodism tion so near and dear to the Christian Hi
and missionaries “would not to-day be _ heart. |
considered decorous,’ and we deeply We much prefer to remember the | |
regret that the pages of the British witty and talented writer by his sane Hi
Weekly, of which we have read every and better moments rather than by his Hh
number—-it is the 1,108th to which we worst. This is more to our taste, from il
refer—should have been stained by his his sermon on the rules of Christian Wh) |
ill-considered attack written a hundred charity: Wt
years ago (not ninety as “C. C.” says). Therefore to want charity in. religious | 1 |
Why rake it up after such a century of matters is at least useless; it hardens error, Hi
missions as the nineteenth? It is not and provokes recrimination : but it does not | |
only bad policy, but bad taste. “ Claud- enlighten those whom we wish to reclaim, | |
jus Clear” atones a little by also quo- 2° does it extend. doctrines which to_us i
ting the words of Robert Hall, a power- jek n eee and eae 1 ope Ree HH
ful critic of the articles : “Sydney Smith eee chat eted ees nar ie stow il
: ey, judge any sect of Christians by the repre- i
had the levity of a buffoon joined to sentations of their enemies alone, without- {i
a heart of iron and face of brass.” hearing and reading what they have to say Wt 4
a en eee TE] (ee a the Ht
Beer , oe : . , ; ‘| future"of China, 1
ee ae LJ iS : a | | for weal or woe; Hy
ie | i | aE E D foe fi depends, per- Hil
; see et ae ih Stars | MCRAE spear hs Gees Ua \e, fa {| haps more than Wiki
Shah } ey, ac 1 | | , : '| onanything else | i
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q 4 Le ATE SS | | :: “{@ | on her future qt
a a a ! fe ——-| relation to op- Ht
YD Be eg cee eae : i226] ium. If deliv- Hat
Es ese PS eee |S es — || ered from its | i
ts - R yay ede a “ ee | curse, she will I
aE ae x = ‘i y oes bs < if | : s . ale : < unquestionably i |
Ye Bee Ons Soins Been IN 5 se become a mighty i
== See eit et ~ F rere eee : a people ; and, if i i
eS See oe evangelised, her 1,
fee eOLIVAA ALA aS | good will reach Hi)
Bee po aie: dees HH
8 i ) | | | i } a still permitted to j i
a 6 R E AST Bs IR | TA { N } S| besot and ruin Hl
a I i v4 } | | j | a | her people, her ifs
. = : future cannot aie
| : ; ; : | fail to be one of | i
| : : degradation and i
f s RU S be) l A : : ; misery to her- |
ae as : : ee ce j self ; and her in- Hi
a Seen : > a eu. fluence baneful |
i ek = 6 RO 24 ee and dangerous Bil
a : : to the world.”— Wi
a : ‘ ; : M. BROOMHALL Hi
China and the Great Nations. (By permission from “ National Righteousness.” | li
3 Each square in the Diagram represents four millions of population. The whole number in the t i
Diagram stands for China. | Allowing to each country named as many squares as will represent Hi
its population it is at once seen that the aggregate population of these five nations is exceeded by the wit
population of China. M. BRooMHALL, B.A. i
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Ef in their own defence; it requires only to Missions to the World According to the
aa } state such a rule to procure for it general Gospels.” Almost the concluding sen-
Ef Sissons ances et I at this rule is tence is this, and it is worth considera-
et ieee Tevon ‘have not leisuce to in. 00, as, judging from actions, it must
eat quire, you have no right to accuse. be new to some people:
a z ! “The world-mission of the Gospel, instead
od | eda Sor Eye *C ne Drea ie of being a superadded element, separable
iS Sao C On = ac Se ne ee ure2 by a sound analysis from the personality and
ae of Bristol, November 5th, 1828, the teaching of Jesus, is in fact inseparably
a i principle had not matured when the interwoven with both; a factor imperatively
i articles on “Indian Missions” appeared demanded bv that which preceded Him, and
Es in the “Edinburgh Review” in 1808., the necessary condition of that which fol- ,
oe = is as : epi eae a 3)
7, “Tet the dead bury its dead. lowed from His life and teaching.
f BUS ee noe 2s ON: We are desired to acknowledge, on
: An article was recently contributed behalf of the Children’s Home and
cs to the “Expository Times” by the Orphanage, “£5 5s. for a child to be
E | Rev. H. U. Weitbrecht, Ph.D. D.D., received. From an Ex-Free Methodist:
ah | Lahore, India, on “Jesus Christ and for Christ’s sake.”
: | Jo Sse Se
hae | 6 y byows . 3:
ie We Who serve. . under so ee went out, not knowing whither they
EE | much easier conditions, among our “Not knowing whither they went.”
R Yet unto One was it known.
cal | j j i Led not the wayfarer’s tent
ee ti Triends and in the light of Our Ow? Straight to the rest by the Throne?
eet ti earth+fires, cannot sufficiently honour “Not knowing whither they went”;
oh h h f oe ff ws y h 1 Yet they went still—-was it well?
Pott + oes roines ar i When the last veil shall be rent,
fa | he he oes and he o whe e exiles Oh, what a chorus shall tell!
Hi ‘for the faith : Who have counted not “Not knowing whither they went ”—
ie i Hills hid the view of the Land.
S| their lives dear unto them, nor yet Now, at the cope of content,
: i he é h : y In it and of it they stand. ,
i! their loves, nor their hearths and “Not knowing whither they went ”—
sil) _Strangers and pilgrims on earth.
| homes; but have enrolled themselves ~- Now, for the labour they lent,
ee Count they the wage it was worth.
2 i i in the brave band of those Who at the “Not knowing whither they went ”—
ae | j : Cloud-covered, day after day,
Fea Master’s call ‘arise, leave all, and © On the steep Way of Ascent—
Peet |f ——— Ah, but the end of the way!
Ee follow ftim. Bournemouth. S. GERTRUDE Forp.
eal |i Rules ee ee ee ee ee eee
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Auxiliaries. SECRETARIES. =
The Work of the Ladies’ increased sympathy and help from the | |
Missionary Auxiliary. pores eee Come but |
; that most of the workers abroad heartily i
By Mrs. VIVIAN (Sec. U.M. F.C. Section). recognize the value of such ay aajunee ! | |
HE work of the L.M.A. in our to their work. Very encouraging reports a
i 7 Home Churches is becoming in- have been sent to us from all the |
creasingly recognized as a neces- stations both in China and Africa. H
sity so far as the development of |= We are delighted that the excellent tl) |
missionary interest and financial help is work carried on in Wenchow among 1
concerned. Its system of membership, the women and girls by Mrs. Soot- : |
with regular prayer-meetings, working hill and Mrs. Stobie has been further |
parties, etc., and the quarterly gather- strengthened by the advent of Miss ti
ings of all the workers in the various Boardley, Leeds. I had the plea- i
Districts, continues to be a great source sure of meeting her some time ||
of strength and inspiration to the ago, and was greatly impressed with {i}
separate branches. her personality. There is that quiet- Hh
We have now branches at work in ness of soul and strength of pur- i
ten Districts, and the accounts from pose, which will be of immense value Wi
many of these show that not only is in winning her way among the women 1
the interest in the women’s work on our of China. Very early in life she felt i
foreign stations deepening, and greater herself called to foreign mission ser- 1
effort being exerted on its behalf, but vice; for some time she _ trained i
wherever the L.M.A. exists the interest for educational work: also rendered ii
in the general mission work increases valuable help as an evangelist. From 1
also. this she turned aside and articled herself bi
- It has been a source of great joy to for training as a hospital nurse. She qi
us that not only have we received has passed through the regular three . i
eee years’ course. Every step has been
eS tae te taken with a view to qualify herself for i)
EE ea leer eS: the foreign field. We recognize that | i
i ae we have in Miss Boardley a worker of | |
ae a the highest qualifications. She will, |
eee ee ‘however, need the earnest prayers of HC)
ae - 4 all our home members, that she may my
ee Bees have strength for all the tasks to which I
i i poe she is called.* "|
ees — Mrs. Plummer’s work in the hospital . iit
ea ae wards is full of interest. She says that ye
a: during the past year 222 women have HI
+ Pagina ies fo r Bea ireaed te £ past y ‘ ‘
ee a We been in-patients of the hospital, the i
i ee Bas ae majority of whom come from_ the it
ee ee” “es country districts; visiting them daily, Hi!
at ae she is often able to sow seed which bears |
aoe ag ee fruit after they have returned to their vi
fr FF ae i own homes. Mrs. Plummer has our Wi
a ce hE oo deepest sympathy and prayers for Hii
7 fe. ep restored strength—having just passed HI
Poa 7 ies fee through a serious illness herself. iil
: > he. ee ee At Ningpo, Mrs. Sheppard and Mrs.
ae] ee tS Heywood have been carrying on two i
++ [oma oo eee Bible classes among the women and I
Miss Ashworth, Rochdale, Fa ate BI ERIE a ROO A EC aE EERIE ET ARS '
President L.M.A. (F.M.) *See February, p. 31.—Eps. :
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oti i
= | Our Women’s Auxiliaries
S children—assisted also by Bible women: pensary and been of great use among
ef of whom there are six at work in the the women and children. We shall all
1) | various Churches. Some of them travel pray that her strength may be restored
a among the outlying villages—devoted ere her return to Mazeras after Mrs.
ae | women, proud of the opportunity to Griffiths’ brief furlough.*
iB spread the Gospel among their heathen The great event in our home
i sisters. organization is the prospect of united
he There are also two good Girls’ service with our sisters of the N.C. and
ES Schools. each having trained respon- B.C. Churches, and we earnestly ex-
i sible native teachers. press the hope that the three Com-
igs It has been a keen disappointment to Muttees will soon make it possible for
Fes us that Miss Abercrombie has not seen this to become a reality. We are one
7 her way clear to return to Ningpo, but 1 spirit and purpose. Union is strength,
‘a we are satisfied that every possible @Md such a umion as this could only
Ss endeavour was made to retain her ser- ‘esult in increased fervour in prayer
i vices. Her place will now be taken by 4d work for our common interests on
|| Miss Murfitt, who sailed for one ra all our foreign stations. |
Pe Miss Boardley on January 7th. Miss
ef] Murfitt is ces 2 oe and has Work for Women
yes | for some time been working in the By Miss STACEY (Sec. M.N.C. Section).
ly London slums. The account she gives F any one is longing for a bright
ot | of her experiences there are deeply in- | outlook and a happy life, the best |
et | teresting, and we agree with the findings thing possible is to take a keen |
Nt of the Committee that she is eminently interest in home and foreign mission-
ral fitted for the work in Ningpo; and we ary work. The happiness which fol-
real earnestly pray that God’s blessing will lows doing good to others, and the work |
|| be with her.* We trust that the build- that can be done if the heart is in it,
al ing of the Bible Women’s Training surely bring their own reward. And |
leat | Home (for which money was collected the busy, active, consecrated life is one
ot by Miss Abercrombie) may soon be we should all aim at, and given the true
eal carried out, and thus we shall be able spirit, we shall enrich rather than im-
eat: il to supply the great demand there is poverish ourselves. A work that is of
stl | for such workers. public benefit is much to be rejoiced
self As I write, Mr. and Mrs. Greensmith in, and if, for example, you once |
en! |i) | will just be leaving the landing-stage at begin to take the women and girls of |
mi Liverpool on their return voyage tc heathen lands zxto your heart, it is |
i Sierra Leone, and their beloved work in astonishing how your thoughts and
eat the Mendi country. Mrs. Greensmith is prayers and fingers will fill up all the
Mh the only European lady in the Mendi Jittle nooks and corners of your time.
Pa Mission, and takes a great share of the One of the pleasures of being in the
el teaching and training of the children on working of our Auxiliary has been to
il our mission there. God bless and spare know the sweet unselfishness of some
z ih hi 4 them both! very busy people, and the efforts they
a | Mrs. Griffiths has been obliged to have made to help in the work, and not
Peat i | return home from Mazeras, East Africa, the least of the pleasure has been the
he ( for a few months’ change, her illness grateful messages from the women of
Bee having been of such a character that China themselves.
Re | she could not regain her strength. We Our Auxiliary has been at work
We recognize the necessity of this, for it eight years. Very slowly (at least, so
be most be borne in mind that previous. it seemed to eager spirits) the work
| | to her joining our mission 73 the wife grew. But, almost unaware, branch
fei! iii | of our esteemed missionary there, she after branch was formed and recruit
had laboured for some years on the after recruit gained, and the work is
| C.M. station at Mombasa. During the now full of interest and encourage-
ii | | last two years she has done splendid ment. With Union our work has sud-
co | work at Mazeras, having started a dis- denly expanded into a much _ larger
ei | * See Febrvary, p. 31-2.—Eps. «See pp. 50, 51 and 52.—Ebs.
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field, and we have great possibilities Towards the equipment of the school
before us. As we have loved and Mrs. Robson has very kindly given fifty tH
worked for China, so we must extend pounds of cotton wool for the school 1 |
the same love to East and West Africa, bedding, and almost all that has been | I
and in our dreams for the future make used in making twenty coverlets and as i i
it even possible to have lady mission- many mattresses. With Miss Turner qi
aries in the home Churches to help the at the head, the school has a_ bright Hl |
weak and the erring, and comfort the future, for she is well fitted for the Hii
sorrowing, and so let our work be position. |
d-wi Hi
would-wade, Miss Cook is also stationed at Chu Hi
But to do all this, we must have a Chia, and she has been in China just ih |
missionary spirit that shall burn brightly one year and three months. Her first ti
all the year impressions Wi |
ound. e h : re 3 ae doug | |
mus - : and streng- tI
sonal ay or » She thened, and she i)
Ossl at- ; ee i S Wi
Beaded rs in- ; oi & eee nee |
: Poe’. ed to go. When
convenience and oes 2 Miss Cook has i
expenditure of - bo. oe acquired the vi
Beer ands ca Mie language, her i
ergy, but we a 2. oe duties will be |
can do it if we ie fo ee to visit the ; |
will, and rks will | ie _ és e Chinese women /
do it because i Ee S | in their homes, : |
Ww a. ee — ee ee | to, conduct | Il
eo e€ eee at ina i lh B ie le aS tH
u Tea ts 2. : re tt eS cc oe an to teac | !
which has now | ye oe “ ag _ en the native con- i
been made into ky, oi Ne verts to become {i
rs WRENS 4s ae oe es ae re He mec 5 a tH
a boarding- ome tak ar Ra oa Meee, | cvangelists to |
school, in addi- \ =. ga%ewe ea me i bot Loy wee) their own sex. i
tion to giving \ Asa hy ae WY) 1) ley It is often the th
daily tuition 10 \ A/T in || case that the i
Soni t thirty UU “ \ a et. ' Chinese convert | |
other girls, was oS NN ae becomes herself | |
ead Gay ee, NM YN ee ee Hy
in ctober, ae and we have Mf
ae the holi- a had some very i
ays. The re- . : : fine examples qi
maining needle- S of this. There- ii
ee and ae a Ss fore let our aim "1
es, which be to have a |
2 Mrs. Innocent, President Women’s Auxiliary (M.N.C.) seme ic qt
hee ce a The late Rev. J. Innocent went to China in 1859. He died 1904.—Ens. ee | |
given as prizes for good attendance, in China. We look forward with hopeful i
also a few coats, made in the school, to anticipations to the success of Miss |
the very poor. Twenty-one girls were Cook’s work. It has long been the wish Ht
made happy in this way. The rule is of the Committee to send out a lady i)
that all boarders must unbind their doctor, and also a fully-gualified nurse. Hi
feet, as a condition of acceptance. The women live so ecluded a life, and Hi
After this year the day scholars will sleep in crowded, ill-ventilated rooms— i)
have to comply with this rule also, and often four or five in a room fit only for i
the first pair of shoes and stockings one—and their inability to walk any |
will be given to all scholars unbinding distance with their small feet, makes Hi
their feet. This rule has kept back this part of our work very neces- \
- the attendance of some of the big girls. sary and urgent. It is very probable i
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et i that a nurse will go out in the joice as we see the many signs that
ft |. early autumn. China, with its vast population, and
at) It is too early yet to forecast any- boundless resources, is awaking from
ey | thing about the Union of the work of the apathy of centuries, and, recogniz-
Fal the three Missionary Auxiliaries. ing that she also may become one of
Pay Suffice it to say, the wider field and the great nations of the earth, is be-
tt greater opportunities will stimulate the ginning to shake off the trammels that
bs women of the United Church to still so long have bound her. We are thank-
fy | \ higher and better service, and it will ful to have a small share in the spiritual
eet | be more fully realized that the work awakening of her millions of people.

Ss demands our best. Through the agen) of ae mission-
7 eae aries in Yunnan, light and happiness
os Women’s Missionary League. have been brought ane many ee dake
i By Mrs. BALKWILL ‘Sec. B.C. Section). and wretched home, and we esteem it
aH N the cover of the Annual Report an honour to be privileged to strengthen
Ei i. of ‘our Women’s Missionary their hands in this God-inspired, noble
eA League is inscribed the appeal: work.

he “Who is ready to help China’s Suffering Our lady missionaries—all too few
a Women and Children?” and to help for the magnitude of the work—have
re these directly or indirectly has been our done and are doing splendid service in
eI | in 1891. We now have branches in aries’ wives, whose work and influence
. | sixty-three of our Circuits, and an in-- we ever gratefully recognize, we have
Po crease last year in our receipts of nearly on the mission field three young ladies,
Bol] 4100 proves the reality of the interest who at present are living together in
ei | taken in our work. the old Mission House at Chao Tong.
b=) | Our hearts are deeply moved as we It is of their work we wish to speak.
well get glimpses of neglected, uncared-for Miss Bull is engaged chiefly in house-
oa i ii childhood, of degraded, oppressed to-house visitation and street preaching,
al) il womanhood, of ignorance, cruelty and which often result in some woman ask-
oii iii superstition ; on the other hand we re- ing her to preach in her house, the
ot | woman first getting her friends and
7 | I ae TT ee neighbours to form a congregation. At
> | Ht aes ee times, accompanied by a native Bible-
s || ‘ E : ee woman she goes out on short journeys.
Ba) i | ee a a on horseback, and preaches in the vil-
eon il See Ree oe lages they pass through, or wherever

= 1 ee ee. invited.

Eel | ke JF ee E oS Dr. Lilian Grandin left England two
| | a |) CC*“C#*Pears ago; her advent, to engage in
|| | (oY medical work among the women, was
ie i ii a L ere tt hailed with great delight. In the new
| (tl | oe Be hospital which had just been completed
- ie ve ee Me ee she quickly found her sphere of work,
et CO ee a and before acquiring the language she
eet} iii | a fee was able to assist Dr. Savin in treating
ee | (ae a the patients. She had not been long
ent i | ee eal llama ce in China before she saw the sad effects
Pell \ ee La tt of the opium curse, also those of foot-
een ti i ee a Dee a binding, which by diminishing circula-
Hl) | eres mney | oe tion through the limb predisposes any

| [ ot EERE Rey aed, wound to gangrene. In one of her
| be a ene . letters she alludes to the pathetic case
ee ae Boe of a girl of ten years who had made
E a : eT ae eee eee some disrespectful remarks about a
eal sg arin ree neighbour, and had then “stared at”
ae Women’s Missionary League (B.C.). her elder brother, who, with her mother,
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forced her to take opium as a punish- longing to the higher class, has come ii
ment. Another brother came to the to school this year, and has been the Hl
rescue, and brought the girl to our means of rousing interest in people not Hil
doctors, who, after two hours’ hard before touched. For instance, a Budd- |
work, sent her home better, and the hist priestess who had walked on pil- il
girl’s life was spared. grimage from her temple to Chao Tong, ||
Miss Ethel Squire, B.A., is. finding a distance of fifty miles, thinking to ti |
scope for her undoubted talents in the “heap up merit,” came into contact with Hl
new Girls’ School at Chao Tong. Last this girl, who spoke to her of the Hil |
year there were twenty-eight pupils Church and School. The priestess came tH
ranging from five to twenty-two years to the evening service, was deeply im- i
—of whom three were boarders. An _ pressed, and returned to her temple to li |
interesting course of instruction had tell them she could no longer remain i
been given, and the girls had worked to worship false gods. She was to re- i
well. They have a weekly meeting, turn to Chao Tong to learn more of Hi)
when the girls read papers, pray and Christianity. _ II
sing. Miss Squire says “These meet- Several girls have been rescued lately, j i
ings throughout the year have been a and are now in the school. One of tH)
help to me as much as to them, and these is a very pathetic case. Liu, a |
sometimes God has indeed seemed girl of sixteen, dependent on an elder ly
near.” These girls are always ready brother, both parents being dead, i
and eager, to assist Miss Squire in any wished to unbind her feet, and enter ii
outside work, accompanying her and the school. The brother would not |
Miss Bull on preaching tours, and ready allow her to do so, but wished her and iit
to “bear witness anywhere.” More her elder sister to bind their feet more |
scholars than at present attend could tightly. - The man smoked opium, and 1)
be obtained, but for the strict rule of the girls thought he wanted to take tl
only admitting those who will unbind them down to Siu-fu and sell them as |
the feet. wives—and bought wives are thought ii
A girl whom Mrs. Pollard some years less of than others. Dr. Grandin ii
ago rescued from being beaten to death, says: ih
and who has since studied in the school, On Saturday the elder one came and |
has been married to one of the native pegged Miss Squire to take her sister. We 1 |
probationers. They have settled down talked it over, and agreed that it could be i |
among the Miao, and she will work done if we each paid half her maintenance. 1
among the women and girls. Nesey ju oe to ue eee a Me |
: LO: na she mus unbin er feet, an wi
; The latest letters Eve most interest- chow them to her brother. He was very ii j
ing accounts of a week’s Harvest Festi- angry, and threatened to kill her. We think | | f
val services, the chapel being crowded we have done right in taking her, for girls i
at most of the meetings. The women’s left to themselves in such a case too often i
side looked particularly nice, and had take opium, but we cannot allow a_ girl ii
cost Miss Squire and her girls many either to be sold or to take opium if we i
hours’ labour. A ladder of greenery ca possibly prevent it. The girl is in some "
and flowers with the Chinese charac- {°% and great care has to be observed. i
a : es : An uncle has come to ask her to go back, il
ters for Faith, Virtue, etc., as in I Peter with many fair and smooth words. The ||
i. 5—-7, on coloured paper between the sister, a very nice girl, came before to warn |
rungs was most effective. Two boards her not to listen, for they had prepared i
were covered with earth, one bore seeds ropes, and meant to tie both girls up, and i
of rice, etc.; the other the sheaves of flog them, intending to punish the elder i
harvest; over these was inscribed: so for helping the younger to get away. |
“Those that sow, and those that reap Later Miss Squire, Miss Bull, and Hi)
shall rejoice together.” Meetings for Dr. Grandin set off to interview the Hi
women were taken each day by Miss _ girls’ two brothers. They were received
Bull, and Miss Squire had a fine girls’ with courtesy; other relatives joined
meeting one afternoon. the discussion, and after three to four if
Miss Squire often holds meetings for hours’ talk all consented to the girls i)
outside girls. One of these girls, be- remaining in our missionaries’ care, - i
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tt The Appeal of the Evangel to Moral Deposits in China

RS The account concludes: “We believe also been led to offer for similar work

Pat | that God approves of our undertaking, among the Miao, where a Girls’ School

net f and will guide and protect us.” is greatly needed. As our readers know

fi) | Miss Squire has this year a number she sailed in December. She hopes by

Fal of boarders, and hears of more coming the end of April to reach Chao Tong.

Pay | next year, for whom increased accom- May we ask for the earnest prayers of

Fe modation will be necessary. And now our readers for her, and the work on

re her sister, Miss Lettie Squire, B.A., has _ which she hopes to enter?


Q The Appeal of the By

: Evangel to Moral Rev. BRAMWELL
|||. Deposits in China. DUTTON.

hes (Concluded )

al XCEPTIONAL openings now upon the day. The analogy should

sy present themselves for the ex- help the Chinese mind to understand

eee tension of Christian work and and the heart to appreciate Him who is.

he | | education in towns and _ villages. “Lord and Father of us all.”
A Sir Ernest Satow, formerly His Further, a deposit of almost equal |
tial Majesty’s Minister in Pekin, says value, involving the great doctrine of

Kc “the Chinese hold beliefs and doctrines sacrifice and renunciation, is found :
bie handed down to them for twenty cen- deeply embedded in the lives of mil-

| | turies or more, and we ought to make lions of Chinamen. Though it cannot
ourselves acquainted with the teaching be called a native growth, it has pos-

al |} of their sages and doctors before under- sessed, in large measure, the native

al | taking to replace these by what we mind. In’‘the first century of the Chris-

eat i | have to offer. In other words, there tian era Buddhist disciples invaded the

eit) |) should be among our missionaries at country, preaching in the name of Gau-
, | Ly least some who are scholars in the lan- tama Buddha. The preaching captured |
an it | guage, history, and philosophy of the imagination of certain classes and |

Hi | China.” True. This knowledge of the won their allegiance. Gautama was the

| | inwardness of Chinese faith and prac- son of a chieftain, reared in luxury,

ou ii | tice would put a great weapon in the and certain of a noble heritage; but he

ie hand of the Christian teacher who is was saddened by the presence of pain
eet seeking to convert the will and mind and the constant suffering which ac-

oe and soul of the Chinaman by “the ex- companies all existence. He sought to.

P| pulsive power of a new affection.” penetrate the mystery and to find telief

oy |i 4 The reverence for the name of the for his brethren. He became a Son of

eA ii Chinese father is a pertinent reality; the Wilderness with the scorn of

Peat i it affects judgment and conscience and_ luxury in his heart. The mystery of

a aT . conduct. Knowledge of the literature, existence troubled his great silent soul,

Be i history, and customs of the people is and he earnestly set himself to find a

ea || bound to equip a quick-witted and alert gleam in a dark sky, and henceforth

Me missionary with a new force and became Gautama Buddha the en-

ee strength. It is not a difficult transition lightened and the enlightener Thus.

Sea) Wi from the local and parochial idea of he made The Great Renunciation and

a il | father to the grand and noble idea of became the Sacrificing Son and The

a Universal Father, Who is Friend, Light of Asia.
P | Helper, and Provider, Who is immanent Believing in the doctrine of re-births,

a | | in all movements, Who transcends all he held that unless life became sacri-

f powers, and Who is as accessible to the ficing and righteous, this condition of

ee ll human spirit as the father on the pain would continue to punish the in- :
: hearth, when the shadows have fallen dividual soul throughout long ages; but

en |

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The Appéal of the Evangel to Moral Deposits in China tH
if by renunciation and holiness a man prevalent in China. Lao-tsze is looked |
could live his life he would obtain Nir- upon as its founder. He was more Hh
vana, and his soul would rest in peace, original and philosophical than Con- |
free from all possibility of rein- fucius. He, too, used the writings of Hi
carnation. Though the doctrines of the ancient sages in the formulation of | |
Buddhism are pessimistic, and involve his philosophy. Originally a philosophy, ii
the extinction of desire, the limiting of it developed into a system of magic. |
the area of sensation, and the destruc- The worship of spirits became the 1
tion of self, the primal idea is sacrifice, primary religious duty of Chinamen, Wi |
and especially the idea of the sacrificing anda set of devices were arranged for i
son. obtaining benefits from these mysteri- Hl
Unto a people already affected by ous powers. But, underneath ail is the i |
the doctrine of sacrifice and infected positive belief in the existence of spirit HI
with the values and benefits of a Great —sometimes under the guise of a bene- |
Renunciation, we bring the teaching of ficent deity; other times in the garb of |
the Gospel concerning Him who gave an evil force: Upon this deposit of Hh
His life a ransom for many, who is the the existence of spirit the teacher Hi
: Son of God and the Son of Man, and plants the idea of the energy, illumina- Hi
who seeks to destroy pain and death by tion and beneficence of the Divine |
the gift of eternal life to all who trust Holy Spirit working always for the | I
in His redemption. good of the soul, and sanctifying it Hi
The idea of sacrifice is already in- unto the day of the Lord. |
grained in the mind of the Buddhist The Chinaman is already convinced i
believer, and, using this, the devoted of three things: Christianity outlives i
missionary works out his theme. We _ persecution, Christianity is a power HA
are saved into a larger life, into an ex- working for righteousness and Chris- iF
pansion of desire, and into an ampler tianity must prevail. Adding the value il
self. More life, net less; loftier aspira- of these profound convictions to the i
tions, not crucified ideals; these are the value of existing heathen deposits, we |
visions which gradually dawn upon the have a new inspiration to prosecute HH
idea of renunciation. Christian Missions and a new responsi- |
Once more, another deposit of some bility for sending the Evangel to the 1}
| valuc is furnished by Taoism, which is uttermost parts of the earth. |
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a 11) India. JAMES ELLIS.
may HE advent of this book is ex- the prophets variously pronounce. One
ie or tremely opportune. Both in the thing is certain: the end will not be
Ue a Far East and the Near East like the beginning.
ie there is a movement towards a newer Not only in the circle of social ideas
7 national consciousness, and we are see-. is conflict raging. To an equal, or
ee ing some of the effects of planting greater extent, revision is taking place
lee Western ideas in Eastern minds. Of in religious thoughts. It is in vain that
7 these signs in China and Japan much “caste” forbids the journey to Europe ;
a has been written; of the semi-revolt in as the writer well says: “the wall built
ie the native African Church much will round the garden will not shut out the
fs have to be written before the twentieth crows.’ Western teachers have spoken
a century is past its first decade; of the on religion as well as on sociology and
PS; restlessness of Indian life and thought on science; and so the two faiths of
ee j the daily press has, perhaps, more than Buddha and Islam have felt the influence.
oH enough to say. In both there appears to be a move-
=) | Dr. Morrison brings to the subject ment which amounts to a cleavage. On
ae more personal knowledge than the aver- the one hand, a conservative section is
| age Anglo-Indian, inasmuch as he was pressing back to the beginnings of the
A | on the professorial staff of an Indian respective faiths, struggling to the
eat College with 600 university students; springs; on the other, a rationalistic
Be | and, during his twenty years’ stay in group is striving to eliminate all that
sa the country, he strove to make himself would clash with scientific dicta, and so
Kg familiar, both with the thoughts of the supernatural elements are being dis-
Be | modern educated Indians, and also with carded. Truly, a harvest from Western
: ii the past history of the various sections seeds!
ati i) | of Hindu society. The outcome of this In all this theological and social fer-
eet th | dual study is the firm conviction that ment, Christianity has played a con-
ff | India is not to-day, intellectually, where spicuous part. Nor could it be other-
i | it was a quarter of a century ago. The wise. What Dr. Morrison calls the
yt proposition seems extremely simple; but dynamical elements of Christianity—the
| the author early states that “the popu- idea of God the Father, the person of
foe i | lar behef of Hindu India itSy; that there Jesus Christ, and the Christian concep-
ent ii i are no new ideas in India, that nought tion of the Here and Hereafter—these
eh i in India suffers change, and that as have powerfully affected Hindu reli-
ey | | things are, so they have always been.” gious thought. No longer are widows
Slt i It is not hard for Dr. Morrison to show burned upon the funeral pyres of
| how mistaken is this notion. Obviously, their husbands; no longer are infant
ih! il) 4 it is among the educated classes that marriages so universally enforced; no
he | 1 | the reaction is most noticeable, for from longer is woman everywhere thought
aati | the Western presses have issued many of in the former despicable manner.
I { editions of the latest scientific and Take the Hindu saying: “On two main
Be philosophical treatises for the special points all sects agree—the sanctity of
EE | use of Hindu students. “Speaking the cow and the depravity of woman.”
en: fi | broadly, when Western social ideas What must.happen when men, who hold
een} |! | meet Indian, the conflict is between the that dual belief, meet with the person-
a | a rights of the individual as in Western ality of Jesus? It is not strange to
ie civilization and the rights of the com- earn that “the Theism that the edu-
aie munity or society as in the Indian.” In cated Hindu is adopting, as the basis of
: many a lecture-room the doctrines of his religion, approaches to Christian
Western social freedom are being Theism. The doctrines of the Father-
ea || | taught to victims of a severe caste pre- hood of God and the Brotherhood of
mn! |i | judice. What the final result will be Man have become commonplaces in his
FE | * By Rev. J, Morrison, D.D. Price 7s. 6d. net (Macmillan). mouth.”
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Literary Notices |
Especially must the Buddhist idea of former offered extinction. How much i
the final stage of life be amended. more certain is the fate of the doctrine Hit
Nirvana cannot stand before the Chris- of Nirvana, when an enlightened Chris- Hi]
tian idea of the Hereafter. Asa matter tian eschatology is presented! When the HI
of fact, Buddhism has been largely re- full light shall fall on Indian minds no Hi
Ba by Mohammedanism, for the man can say, but it is certain that the |
atter faith offered salvation, while the night is departing. |
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Literary Notices. HW |
From the Rev. Robert Culley we She sat there a long time, and she had a | |
have two books by Nell Parsons :— gag ial aete ae cee ate ine a : Hi
erg) rhe uddha became alive, an at he spoke aa
(1) Sunshine's Garden. A Natural to her very gently, and that he smiled ieindly i) |
History for Children. aad ead ; il
The stories are brightly told and well «{ ‘ea MEL Aie RIO EE OU | |
illustrated, several coloured plates being come SG hetan dee ae one aH |
included. A most happy idea, happily You see I came into the world long before |
executed. Christ came. I tried to teach people to be i
(2) The Little Burma Girl. With four good the best way I knew. But Christ was 1) 4
coloured plates and sixty-six other oe oe ian I was. I taught people i
iusations by the anor Pace 2 pie che go i
2s. Od. net. eae More rie cee aor ey i
A wonderful production at the price. a ot eee a = eae il
: obs hen the Buddha vanished away, and i
Little Madi is ae through ie Mada wole: Hi
romantic experiences Of a somew aieessecc : Z be
erential life. With the help of rich “Early Conversion” in Heathen Lands.
and appropriate illustrations the story By ae Ce Payson Ham- il
is told in a way that must be fascinating See , ne ; a cents; 57 Rose |
to young people. By and by Madi is treet, NEW ork.) : i
married to Zuzaka. He has to go away It is stated that nearly 4,000 copies \ |
for a long time, and she is left in the of “Early Conversion,” written by the i
care of a woman called Mah Min, who Rev. E. Payson Hammond, have been ii
treats her cruelly and makes her work sent to foreign missionaries and En- i
very hard. From this sad experience glish-speaking native workers gone out Wi
she is rescued by her husband, and {rom various societies in the United il)
Mah Min runs away. States to all parts of the world. The | j
Sane book has been translated in India and |
Then ees "a great Seeds ane t is doing much good there. I
reat joy.’ e sorrow is the death o ager ae oe Wi
Fer hueband while hunting a leopard, Joseph; For the Children By Helen Hi!
and Madi was left with two children to S. Telford. London: Robert Cul- Hl
mourn his loss. Lhe. great joy. Sie ley. (Price Is. and ts. 6d. net.) Wt
that Madi becomes a Christian through Here is the ever-entrancing story of I
her great friend—Mah Mie—leading the good boy who became a great man. Hh
her to the missionary. Instead of the Tt is well told for little people and i
Nirvana of the Buddhist she was taught pune ee There are fifteen iH
about Heaven. . Hi
At first her father and mother were angry Mr. Culley also announces The Class- |
with her for going there, but when they saw Leader’s Companion for 1908. It con- ti
that she was growing happier every day tains a meditation for every week “con- Hi
they stopped being angry. tributed by men who are in close touch |
By and by she so learnt of Jesus with the realities of this world, and of Hi
Christ that she was baptized. Before the soul’s life and needs.” 1
she went away to her home in the The Rev. James Feather is to be con- |
mountains she went once more to her gratulated on its production. We wish i)
favourite temple. there were more class-leaders to use it. i
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mii | Other Fields. By THE EDITORS.
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| aa A NEW MISSIONARY REVIEW. published in 1842. He does not say so,
Fe UR old friend the “Church but we may remind our readers that
2 iE Missionary Intelligencer” has Dr. John Harris was also the author of
ES changed its form this year, and “The Great Teacher,” “ Mammon,”
e has. become a sixpenny review. It is “ Britannia,” etc. the second and third
er | i without illustrations, as reviews must named being also prize essays, and pub- |
fat i. | be. It fills a distinct place! “East and lished jn 1830 and 1837 respectively. |
e | West,” the ge of the S.P.G., is the TAL YUAN BU. |
_ | | best known, if not the only He eee This is the city where the Rev. W. E.
fs ie review in England, as we believe , Lhe Soothill now resides as Principal of the
By Missionary Review of the World” has Imperial University. The | “Baptist
ne published here for several Missionary Herald” culls from the
L “ = = ” > %
Ae | In this oe ee number) ee ee Reed “How ee ee
pe are eleven articles, the more noticeable eae z : ”

Ay being “Impressions of the S.V.M.U. Help Educated Chinese,” and finds a
ol 5 fe illustration in the Tai Yuan Fu Uni
ee | Conference, and “The Redemption of versity and Museum

El] : Mowe Vey, unger esting as one by In the same magazine a touching
| Mr. Eugene Stock, “A Missionary story is told by the Rev. A. E. Summers
re Prize-Essay of Sixty Years Ago.” The ont “Childelite aa Tadia’™ Thiseact ne |
NI prize, two hundred guineas, was offered history must always ‘appeal othe
BS | by certain Scottish gentlemen, and the favoured children ‘of Britain (See
pes author of the successful essay proved illustrations.) :

es to be Dr. John Harris, Principal of lM UStrations.

Fe Cheshunt College. Mr. Stock gives a Pee NOE LIZATION OF CHINA].
eet description of the work, which was This problem is again faced in
ett | “China’s Millions,” by Mr. Marshall
att | I Eee 5 Broomhall, B.A., the editor. The dia-
Peat ih | ca eeE oo grams and maps prepared for the great
at il | _ | Bee eae ; Albert Hall demonstration are repro-
ent it | Scots seats duced, and are exceedingly valuable,
> a ee Ze and reveal immense labour. Referring
ei | | cs to the CIM. and Canadian Presby-
Pei! || Sooras . terian missions in one province (Honan)
et | ee he shows

ean| Wi —_—, A CONTRAST.

peat i my. je p “Tf, for the sake of illustration, the mis-
ee hi a FE +e a sion force in Honan, now 112 persons, could
eet) i | | Tea be equally divided into small groups of three,
yh i i pee Ae oy each group comprising a married man, his
fe aie : eo wife, and one single lady worker, there
eet ili . 23 would be thirty-eight such groups in all.
Key | “BG 2 Were these little bands of workers equally
eat! ith Co Ae ae distributed throughout the province, each
Ee] it eae iy band would have a parish of 1,788 square
pel | i eae ee miles, or a district larger than Somerset,
een ti | Reb I eee and nearly equal to Lancashire. Each such
et iti eee parish would contain 929,389 souls, or a
en fh " population equal to that of Birmingham and
BY I | ee (See Leeds combined. :

fe ai! i! RSE RU ATE hee peer a How totally inadequate such a staff is for
eka | SP ii si neal the evangelization of the province, there is
is | : : no need to discuss.’?

ey il | “A Case.” A BIG PENNYWORTH.

I | | f 2 TBs ;

le grlsnakae gud Gee hema eee oe Of course, this is “The Foreign
i (nykeinidlintrom: Batt ooaieia a icld he articles most copiously
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Echoes from Other Fields Hl
illustrated are “A Missionary Pioneer had better come to earth again.* °Per- iM
in the South Seas,” by the Rev. Joseph haps he kuows/ | |
Nettleton, and “Scenes in South tH)
India,” by the Rev. W. B. Simpson, TARY OUTLOOK AN: KOREA: HI
B.A. The former is an account of the The “L.M.S. Chronicle” has an. in- Hi |
work of the Rev. George Brown, D.D., forming article founded on an interview HH
who has just retired from the office of with Mr. F. A. McKenzie, the famous I |
General Secretary of Missions to the correspondent. li |
Australian Conference. “Does your experience confirm the opinion | |
Dr. Brown commenced his missionary life that there has been an extraordinary re- HI |
in Samoa in 1860. In 1875 he opened a _ ligious revival in Korea? ” : ii | |
mission to New Britain and New Ireland. “Certainly. The advance of our faith Hh) t
In 1891 he founded the New Guinea Mis- there is one of the most remarkable ei |
sion. In 1902 the doctor landed in New examples of missionary success of modern HI |
Georgia, in the Solomon Group. “His life times, for we have, up in the north I |
reads like an additional chapter to the Acts especially, people turning by the thousand ih |
of the Apostles.” For the last twenty years to Christianity.. I know one station, started | |
he has been also . i
General Secretary, : aE 1
as_stated above, | —. ee wag | |
and now, full of “., je 2 Sig = Hi
life behind hin |e z a | Hh
redolent of ser- |e 6 Saemmetemeee 09 ee ; Pen i|
: vices, he retires, "3 GIES ee oets taree 2 awe : VAs £ i
amid the well-de- |4) “G-aveagiies Spl es tae, ae ey es ii
served plaudits of y - ee: se er | A ga SS Hi
his brethren, hav- : NE 2 se eo a eer 4 : Si) i (ee il
ing served Christ |. eS. oe. fog Be are i Hi
and the Church ore eas ce, ol RS ee ee | \|
for forty-seven |e > * bee met ieee eS |
years. fee ae We Butera BF , MMR os : Ha
se = =e | es, of Brits Mi Wi]
This is a bare [Sah ge nee HAH
Rete Ee ee ee ee ii
outline of an | ORE Skit TEBE ee sana Nain eR a SO eee it
eventful life: it a | ee OPP es ty Bt | |
is good to hear |, -yl eee Ne — oo i]
of such from be- |” 4 ieee ayy ene OR Gee ii
neath the South- |= 35 il eee. ree fo |
ern_skies. EE eee oe | :
second article ————— EE ii |
named we have A perennial stream near Nagari, South India. It rises in the hills three miles | |
asked for an = distant, and comes underground to this spot. The people worship it, until Hi i
illustration. , taught better. (From ‘* The Foreign Field.’ By permission, i
THE ORIENT IN LONDON. five or six years ago, Sun-chon; last year, Hl
bi : when I visited there, I found eight i
We have now be eas a te ee Churches, with 12,000 members wad eee i]
this happy suggestive title tor the great je vents. | These Churches are worked by ih
Missionary Exhibition in J Une: Part 4 native pastors, and are self-supporting, the i |
of “ The Exhibition Herald” is to hand, missionaries acting as general overseers. i
and is crowded with information. It Yet this was a district which in maps of ii
contains a plan of the Hall,. which twenty years ago was marked as bandit i
shows provision for about fifty courts Nae aude No Mee S rand reves ii
representative of centres in the different Manchuria and Korea, lacking both law an |
fs . 7 government. To-day the province is covered Hi
missions. The Handbook is tobe ready 94 Christian churches.” Hh]
: : iy
ae the end’ of ‘this*monthy and: the first? 2c aes eo esc eee iN}
edition will be 50,000. Sydney Smith * See pp. 56n7.—Eps. ny
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Bl | or Revenue ?
| HE following verses, by Miss Righteousness, whate’er the price!
ey | M. E. Barber, C.M.S. missionary God make th?s our choice!
Ps _ at Fuh-chow, were written after ee fee ges stalwart sons
a reading a speech of the Bishop of Dur- tet ce aon oles
[ Peaches; @acea wechicl For her stainless honour plead,
. | ieee ee Serge zuestion, in which Though her coffers gold must bleed.
ES _“Tt seems to me that this problem is Righteousness! This first we seek !
7. singularly simple in its main issue— God in Heaven, hear :
ie, | more simply arguable than was the When we turn us from our sin
ee | great problem of slavery seventy years een wut peas Thine ear ;
FE ago. It is reduced to the question Make fae seo Pe land,
i whether righteousness must be sacri- eee Mee Bont ear oe
ee | : ficed to FeVCnUe,: OF TeVenue to righte- Then from China’s stretching shores
th cusness. 5 i : Myriads yet shall stand,
ea F She says: “I faced this morning 240 Clasping hands with England’s sons
a4 Chinese girls, and I asked them to pray In the sinless land.
Fel that God would bless every effort to Ga Oreo: our country where
: 1 | root out the opium curse from their pium fumes now taint the air!
A country. With one voice the girls said, Even yet shall China: learn
ei ‘England sent it to us. For one England can repent: —
el moment I was speechless, and then, Costly though the sacrifice,
[Pa almost with tears, I said, ‘Yes, it is She shall yet relent;
Ps true, but Eng'and is sorry she did.” And her name no more shall be
= Re shiecusnces oc Revenue? Linked with China’s misery.
: England, thine the choice!
5 Country, dearer far than life, : bd se ad
Ea Wilt thou heed the voice
ee Calling thee to clear thy name Ww
at | From thy share in China’s shame? CIVILIZATION ITHOUT
cea! lt | Righteousness or Revenue? CHRISTIANITY.
oan} ih Bi “Revenue,” she cried. ae
sen! ti | Then the curse began to work: On his first visit home James Chalmers
a China far and wide : said :
Ba Groaned beneath the opium blight, “T have had twenty-one years’ experience
at i Wandered further into night. amongst natives. I have seen the semi-
il i Righteousness or Revenue? civilized and the uncivilized. I have lived
ae Orientals say with the Christian native, and I have lived,
oy ; | “Give us Revenue,” and we,t dined and slept with the cannibal. I have
| We have nought to say ves me pane Oe New ee oe
@ i i # Whilst our coffers ring with gold, oe eco pate Saat Gee Il
| Brice of curse to China. sold: the islands of the Society Group, I have
Ve Righteousness or Revenue? lived for ten years in the Hervey Group, and
nef Ah! we watch with tears for at least nine years of my life I have
fey} i | England’s opportunity ; lived with the savages of New Guinea: but
Fey ii | Yet dismiss our fears, I have never yet met with a single man or
= ii Whilst we ask that God will sway woman, or a single people, that your civili-
eal i England’s will, the price to pay. . zation without Christianity has civilized.
ee i | i Righteousness or Revenue? Gospel and commerce; but, remember this,
i | Awful is the choice, it must be the Gospel first. Wherever there
ih! iil | Should we choose the Revenue has been the slightest spark of civilization
And despise the voice in the Southern Seas it has been because the
} Calling us to rise and be Gospel has been preached there, and wher-
Freed from Mammon’s tyranny. lee you find in ne Jend of New oe
en} |) | Ge ee a friendly -peoplessthere. the- missionaries” 0
Ns 1 | * Reprinted from ne peree Missionary Intelligencer” the Cross have been preaching Christ. Civi-
aie 1 y KIN ermission. ; 1 ,
i Fe +The answer to therauestion we put to the Chinaman, lization! The rampart can only be stormed
ee : “Why do you grow the poppy?” is always, “It pays.” by those who carry the Cross! ”
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Hy |
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° ) Wid
Christian Endeavour Paége. | .
The President’s Message to our the most of the present opportunity. i i
C.E. Societies. De ae. essential tne at once. Be i Hi
. 1 usy, but not too busy to find time wi
Toa yoo ae acer ole for meditation and prayer. Steven- i) |
have a word with you! You are es aay: ) |
Christian Endeavourers, and your Contend, my soul, for moments and iii)
motto for this year is “ With the King for hours ; é WH |
for His Work.’ A fine and stirring Each is with service pregnant: Ht
motto it is. When a lad, I thought it each reclaimed | | |
no small honour to go with my father Is as a kingdom conquered, where WT |
to his work; and if he allowed me to to reign. ity
take some little part in it, that was Marcu 1sTH—The Wise Use of Ml
grand indeed! Every one of you would Money.—1 Tim. 6. 6—19. I
feel as I felt; and you would have The use of money is an important
tried to do your best, as I did. How part of human conduct, and an un- |
good, how sweet, how noble it is to failing test of character, for, to quote ai
have a King for our guide, who leads Mr. John Morley, “ money Taegan WPT
us forth to His work, and permits us quisition and its dispersion is the out- Hl
to work with and for Him. Endea- ward: and visible sion’ of the absence Hi
vourers! this is your joy and honour. or of the presence Shi many inward i
Please read and commit to memory and spiritual graces.” Read John MA
Psalm Ixxii. and Luke iv. eae Wesley’s sermon on Luke 16. 9, with Hl
| ee eas the King’s work an its oe divisions: (1) Gain all ee | |
: GIVARD BOADEN: can. (2) Save all you can. (3) Give Wel
all you can. Hl
Topics for March. By T. Pointon Marcu 22ND—The Wise Use of In- Vi
Dale. _ fluence.—Prov. 27. 6, 9, 10, 17, 19; Hy
MARCH 1ST.—Songs of the Heart: (3) Met 2; eee se a s HI
“My Shepherd.”—Psalm 23. _ Our influence 1s simply the expres- iil
This familiar psalm has touched sion of our personality. Consciously
the universal heart of humanity. It atk Cone Tey we affect one an- |
is simple and intensely personal. The re ot i Be a CETL eee Mi
image of the Shepherd God is fre- ae ies ave ee a on vas ee Hil
quent in the Old Testament, and re- ate de = Sie ears 2 aoe z aoe Wit
flects the national life of Israel. In an pe “L ees bee Sey, af i
Jesus, the Good Shepherd, it acquires Ae a a said, but Th ow it Aaae Wy
a wider significance. In Him the soul ee ee o says it. © ree things i /
finds food, rest, recovery, guidance, ah y ab ae ae roca nak ii i
protection. Refer to Bunyan’s use es Oe Chr; aa ight HI
of verse 4 in the “ Pilgrim’s Progress.” are apt images © ristian uiiuence Ht
In verses 5 and 6, the figure is in its purifying jand illuminating il)
changed to that of a bountiful host, Oe PE Try to be, saa peasant to {
who receives a festal guest. The as eee as good Ae all think pore |
goodness and mercy thus experienced to 2 eras (ie as aoe an HH
continue to “pursue” the soul, and, ai bes hin ic © th a es Hi
in the Psalmist’s case, become the se ue h nothing less than people HH
springs of a life-long devotion. ope of thee. Hil
MARCH 8TH—vThe Wise Use of Time. MARCH 29TH—The New Covenant.— Hl
—Eccl. 3. 1—8; Eph. 5. 15—2!. Jer. 31. 31—34; Heb. 8. 7—13. |
Martineau mentions it as one of “ A covenant,” says Davidson, “was Hi
the distinguishing characteristics of an intensified oath.” Covenants were i]
man that he “can tell what o'clock it common in the ancient world. The Hal
is.” Such a talent involves responsi- Bible is the record of God’s covenants i
bility. “Redeeming the time” means with His people. All the old coven- i |
not the making up of misspent days ants were, however, surpassed by the Hh
—that we can never do—but making New Covenant announced by Jere- i |
71 |

ig | Christian Endeavour Page
Pat | | : : au
| | aa which, n its eptual chavacter To the late M.N.C. Societies.
map FC and universal application strikingly
7 anticipates the ReeaeL It ce a By Rev. W. D. Gunstone.
a a guarantee of peace, an inspiration_to KNOW not how many Endea-
e duty, and a call to consecration. The vourers of the late M.N.C. Socie-
ie C.E. Pledge is in reality a form of ties are taking in the MISSIONARY
b covenant. There are two parties to Ecuo. All missionary enthusiasts
Ra | ite It. is-.not, our. own resolution should become subscribers at once. I
: merely, seeing that it is made in am not sure how many of our Societies
ie | reliance on God for the strength He are remembering that an entirely new
es has promised to give. method has been adopted for awarding
ie VISIT OF Dr. CLARK. the Challenge Banner. Up to the pre-
7. | The eagerly anticipated visit of Dr. sent year it has been given to the
a Clark to this country is likely to be ‘Society raising most per member for
= | delayed on account of the unsatisfac- foreign missions. This has, on the
i tory state of his health. We trust the Whole, worked satisfactorily. And yet
F welcome which our beloved founder 1 was recognized that this method car-
Ne and leader will receive may prove both ‘ied with it a peril. Several small
‘ a physical and spiritual tonic to him. Societies whose generosity to missions
ye This is part of his message to British WaS most conspicuous almost appro-
=f Endeayvourers: “I especially wish that Priated the Banner. It is easier for
a! Hy every Endeavourer during the twenty- twenty select Endeavourers to raise
el eighth year of the life of Christian En- 420 than for a vigorous Sociéty whose
a deavour, might resolve to bring at least look-out committee sweep into the
4 one more into the Society, and through ‘Society all willing to take the
ree the Society into the service of the Pledge to raise £1 per member.
fe Church and the Kingdom of God.” It is difficult to see how the En-
a This would be an “Increase Campaign” deavour Society at Wolverhampton,
k indeed. Thus we would double our Rumbering 150 actives, drawn _prin-
membership and our activities, thus we !Pally from a poor neighbourhood,
eit would add to the strength of the could raise £150. And yet this would
= | Church on earth and to the joy of the have had to be done in order for Wol-
at | angels above. Who of my fellow En- Yerhampton to have’had a chance. Had
a deavourers will enlist in this campaign, Wolverhampton last year raised £50
a it ti and with steadfast, earnest purpose for missions it would not have secured
. {| vay :.““his for me ”? the ae ae oe would ane
a gone to a small Society raising less
eat || See ee than £20. Now the committee deciied
P| New Societies are reported at Knowle that the Banner this year should be
ES | | and aaa End, Bristol—A very given to the Society raising the highest
ee Ae SuGtlAnA oR ochoals Hee Sots pa amount regardless of the number of its
yi | 7 & ee eee nantes pieachee ee as is still ae for some
he | i} 1 —The annual rally of the Bristol West seleeg a edie Lompidee thew
| || Union was held in our chapel at Red- I am very glad to say that for the
he} land Grove. The Rev. T. P. Dale gave first time since we established a Con-
Be || i his" address “as President of the pexional branch of the I.B.R.A. our
|! |i | Union, and another speaker was the supply of cards and monthly notes has
mani | | Ree e J. Horsefield, a Church of Eng- een completely exhausted. It is grati-
ee! li | and clergyman—Mr. Dale also took fying and full of promise that so many
ine part in the anniversary meeting of of our members are becoming systema-
i | Bethel, St. George, when he was ac- tic Bible readers aoe :
ey) || | companied by another Bristol clergy-
eeeal | man in the person of the Rev. J. O. Secretaries of C.E. Department :
eo West, M.A—The annual letter to our Rev: 1: P- DALE, 43 Fernbank Road, ee
a i : Societies has been issued. A post card Rev. w. D. GUNSTONE, 28 Summerfield Grescent, Bir-
eal | = mingham. N.C.
io | bi pall ee ee where it has not yet been Rey. R. PYKE, 47 St. Germains Road, Forest Hill, S.E.
ey) || d. BoM.) 9.
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Missionary Rambles a Hi
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NE. of the principal compensa- the limited constituency of a mission HEH)
0 tions of missionary life in inland compound, the regular meetings with HH
| China lies in the opportunity of native preachers and members, or FI
seeing for yourself the country and the the occasional visits from or to Hi
people as they really are, without the the Chinese officials of his city i |
unwelcome features that are so con- and districts. |
spicuous at the treaty ports. The But if he is a wise man, he will never Hill
hurrying globe-trotter from England or want interest. [Let him be of observant i
America thinks he has seen China when habits, of enquiring mind, and there Hh
he has visited Tientsin, Peking, Shang- will never come a day when time will Hi
hai and Canton, but—we know better! hang heavily on his hands. Apart from iy
To the inland resident much of neces- the multitudinous duties that fall to his i)
sity is denied. He is cut off from the. ordinary lot (“that which cometh upon Hi
numerous and various forms of recrea- me daily, the care of all the Churches”) i |
tion and amusement that-some people there are innumerable avenues of in- Wi
consider the pri- Ih
mary needs of Re Hi j
Te ee ecce aL My
music he_ hears Le ii
little, and that | : ee. REL aoe Hi
little inside his ae ot Stu Ht |
own home. He ; a g. My Eo age Wi
NEVE SESH al : ee | ena oe fme iore, See i
eal om as. Te pee ‘i
cricket match, |i 8.3 ee ae a ea i i
nor handles a_ |iaeeaaeemmes SIaPa) |} " ie Ee aL
ee Baar, \ 1 Ce oe Sie ce i
golf-club, nor |S Siil ss ames pe |e mee si wv ag Te i
lace pee in Lee a 7 ri aT hee Re PF eg |
mage, while a |g@geew ea hee MF DY iy Hi
general election [Beery irae Ie Hh
or a_ suffragist aha RE oe i
demonstra- [MMMM 90 00 ee Hl
tion are luxuries Shae Re eee yg = Toes Se Hil
the ‘newspapers |RM 99 90. ee ue (i
only.. For social |IRIt " Hy
intercourse he is ee Ne |
dependent upon Railway Station, Lan Chow, North China. {[Photo: Rev. J. Hedley. | |
ApRIL, 1908. i

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Fe Missionary Rambles in North China


it terest and profit along which he ma of the United Methodist Church in
an | 4 7 . . ;

EA travel, enlarging his knowledge at every North China.

Pty step, and bringing himself more inti- But the most enjoyable and profitable
et | mately into touch with the wonderful exercise comes to the missionary who
lh eople among whom, and the ancient travels much. And when that ‘travel-
eat | civilization in which, his lot is cast. All ling falls to be done in a district like
s sorts of subjects are brought to his that where the writer has lived for five
notice. What man can feel lonely who years past, among the everlasting hills
fen | is frequently consulted in the securing which gird the northern boundary of
Ss of a husband for some fair maid, or a China proper, and where the Christian
Ea wife for some blooming lad? Many a_ Church is but really struggling for its
missionary has to plead guilty to being first frm foothold, then the daily life
i | in himself “a matrimonial agency.” of the missionary has an_ interest,
fy Think of the zest which belongs to a nay, more, a delight, that he would
es , Chinese feast, when for two or three not exchange for all the concerts,
rs hours you discuss viands galore, rang- parties and entertainments that were
ey i) ii ing from shark’s fins to bamboo sprouts, _ ever held.

ei) and taking in fat pork and sea-slugs. It is proposed in this series of articles
[as And how can you be lonely when one to describe some of these missionar
a of your Christians expects you to dis- rambles in North China. And that we
“th cover for him “the man who stole his may know where we are, we think it
ed donkey”? You have often to remind well at the outset to confine our atten-
es your people, as our Mr. Candlin once tion to the city we have made our
ay did, that you are in China as a shep- centre, viz, Yung P’ing Fu, or “ The
et herd and Jeader of men, not ashepherd City of Eternal Peace.”

Fe and finder of donkeys. For while we Yung P’ing Fu lies 125 miles N.E.
Peay are often matchmakers, we never inter- from Tientsin, and may be easily found
fe! i iii fere in matters of local administration on the map. Formerly it could only be
ee or petty litigation, and the charge of reached by a slow and tedious cart-
eet |i “missionary interference in lawsuits” journey of four or five days. Now,
meee! i || does not hold with the representatives thanks to the railroad and the iron-
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horse, you can leave Tientsin at 11.27 climb, and heavy sand to trudge HT
any morning, and be comfortably through: you meet quaint, old-world
seated in the mission-house by seven villages, and you trot along easy paths: wi
p.m. the same day. For 113 of those you cross in winter on a crazy wooden ii
125 miles are done in the train, leaving bridge that spans our river Lan; in Wh
only twelve miles ride through the hills summer you trust yourself to an equally i
in the afternoon. We leave the train crazy ferry; while beyond the river in
at Lanchow station. This station stands the distance can be plainly seen the |
alongside the river Lan, which flows — sinuous outline of the Great Wall, built hil
down from Mongolia past our city, and over 2,200 years ago. |
it is one of the busiest on the line be- Were you to come up the river by Witt
tween Peking and Shanhaikuan. The boat, your trip would be even more il
illustration presented is an ordinary pic- enjoyable, though much slower. In | |
ture of the station in a morning, and succession, after the Dragon King i
shows how readily the Chinese take to Temple, you would pass the Ku Lung i
the railway once they have learned its Shan (Cavern Hill), riddled with holes i
value. and caves that but few have explored: Hil
Turning northward from the station, the T’iao Yi T’ai (Kingfisher’s Altar), Hit
we ascend a rough path that leads us an immense column of rock that rises. Wi
to the Dragon King Temple, an ancient sheer out of the water to a height of Wit
and picturesque building by the road- over 200 feet, and is the home of many Hit
side. The story goes that this temple species of the feathered tribes: and i
was built many centuries ago to please ‘Ts’ai Chia Fen (The Graveyard of the: Hh
| an ancient emperor, who was so de-_ Ts’ai family), a lovely burying-place in i
lighted when he saw it that he instantly the hills founded in 1675, by a man i
promoted the official who had done the named Ts’ai Ssu Ying. This man was. i
work. The temple stands in sections on a great general of the Ming dynasty, il
| the rugged hillside, below sweeps the was one of the first of the high officials | i
broad river Lan, while one of the to vow allegiance to the present Manchu i]
principal halls is actually built over the dynasty, and as a reward for his devo- Wilh
road, and people passing along must tion was permitted to make his family i
needs go through a small tunnel above graveyard at this spot. All the stone- i
which the old emperor sat, having the work is in white granite, an imperial i
people literally under his feet. That is memorial arch crowns the four terraces HI
the sort of thing to please an Oriental which lead to the yard, above is a fir- I
despot; hence his reward to the official clad hill smiling down upon the scene. il |
named above. It is an ideal place, though its glories oe
The road to Yung P’ing Fu is both are of the past, and the family that |
interesting and variegated. In a march was once so proud and great has fallen iy /
of twelve miles you have steep hills to to the level of a little village clan. i |
(To be continued. ) i ||
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APRIL 3rd, 1905. Aged 62. |

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Be : foreign Stations. Foreign Secretary.
ie S.V.M.U. We have much pleasure in| own Church is expected to take the
e calling the attention of chair.
Re our readers to an admirable little work For the evening meeting the speakers
I published by the “Student Volunteer are: the Rev. John Hedley, China; the
‘fe Missionary Union,” 93 and 94 Chancery Rey. S. Pollard (should Mr. Pollard not
ba \ Lane, W.C., under the title “Hoc Deus arrive in time Mrs. Pollard will take his
7 Vult.””. The little work consists. of place), the Rev. Arthur H. Sharman,
‘a selections from the addresses delivered the Rev. Henry T. Chapman, the Rev.
at the recent Students’ Missionary Con- George Packer, and the Rev. C. Stede-
; ference in Liverpool. All the addresses ford. Our honoured friend Alderman
: will well repay a careful study; the J. Duckworth, M.P., will preside.
; following stand out with great distinct- The singing will be led by a large
: mess; rhe “Primary. Duty. of the. inited: chow:
iy Church,” by the Bishop of Liverpool ; Note, first, the place: “City
et “God’s Challenge to the Church,” by Temple”; second, the date: April
| the Rev. Alex. Connell, B.D.; and 36th; third, local secretary to whom
: | We ane Se fae ee Divas eure eh contributions may be sent: the Rev.
a ower,” by the Rev. F. R. rton, = We Gair, ; W.
D.D. Each of these deliverances are Ba Geos Vana Grose
By | ee seers and eminently China, Mr. Heywood reports two
ee | imely. r. Horton’s address is one of Ningpo. very interesting facts. The }
ean i | the most luminous and impressive that Rev.J.W. — first of these facts is that |
re could well be conceived. If the mind Yeywood. “Speech Day” at our
k and heart of the whole Christian Church Wenchow College had
: Hi | could be saturated with the light and peen duly observed. Mr. Heywood
ee spirit of that address a revolution would himself had given the address to the
i i || take place, lifé and power would take students, and also presented the cer-
a. i the place_of the present apathy and tificates to the successful ones. It was
a inertia. We urge all to get the book an occasion deeply significant, and at-
ea i il and read it. tended by a large number of Chinese
nd it : : gentlemen: The second event of deep
si i ii London We call the attention of interest is the wedding of Mr. Principal
al ! epEne the whole United Church Redfern. Speech Day was January
1 Lae Missionary to this year’s missionary 20th; the marriage was the day follow-
Fis Demonstra- gatherings in London. ing, and took place in our “Settlement
: i tion. Our London meetingshave Church” ; Mr. Heywood conducted the
Re | ever reached a high aver- ceremony. Two little girls strewed
= | eH age of enthusiasm and devotion. This flowers in the path of the bride as she
| |) || year we make a new start; it will be came up the aisle of the church leaning
oe the first annual Missionary Rally of our yn the arm of her brother, Dr. Jones.
ea | | United Church. The local committee After the ceremony “a reception” was
eel ii | is sparing no pains to win success both held by Mrs. Sheppard, she taking the
et ti | spiritual and financial. It would be place of Mrs. Jones, who was suffering
te | wellnigh impossible to have a more from temporary indisposition.
aa attractive programme or a more effi- Mr. Heywood remarks: “If they had
Oa cient list of speakers. The arrange- een in the homeland they could not
| tt | ments for the afternoon are: Speakers -pavye had a prettier wedding.” Hun-
at Al ll —the Rev. J. E. Rattenbury, West dreds in the Home Churches will, we
| Tondon Mission; the Rey. J. D. are sure, not only congratulate our
eli | Rounsefell, Waterloo Mission; the honoured friends, the Rev. W. and Mrs.
ei | Rev. A. Hancock, and the Rev. John Redfern, the parents of the bridegroom,
: | | Moore. _ A distinguished member of our yt most cordially wish for Principal
: i * Review will appear next month.—Eps. Redfern himself and his bride great
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piness s from F WW)
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angels will ¢ + life path 1 eign Stati i
Mis ever stre th in whi ons Hy
Miss Murfitt. \V strew some fl hich the E Hl
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Murfitt: i tere 2 TeCelv LORY) hentai Science HH
ae it is ae letter ve an in- se etenate a Erie CCOR ARDY HH
th, S.S. ot inder d rom Mis senior divi marks aOver 80 per and His Wa
Miss Bo sn aR ne of Ja Miss _ obtai division of tt the tail cofaee of He Hil
5 ar 2 ed S anua blaming |W. he C place i ne IN
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and travelli their Yo rey, one SER or eehaat and oa hope, ben uSEY:
a good ling com M arran m- ; iw Churct oolmaster hether he 5 eficial ]
Se Papers They had an educated Chr Bete g ueromes
Wenn some fro of missi ey had fluence foee ayes e leave rvice of
ark m Gern 1onaries Ting Y good will gentle s Colleg
tingen » as well 1any: on ex 5 ao. obtai ill be in man, hi Se. Ih}
: t fro Ilasac 7, some fr *xpense 0 tained © hi aieable his in-
being India pemand es gO ave mught & ee Sure heds at tke |
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hina, a ad Wreck n he b > to at —he w ser- |
panied an was See ap ee ae Ld ee ete ae aes Ot |
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saa Wee © : wonderful extended. to but Petahees at is his send- Hi
‘ppard. ur gifted fri he also w Chia Chis same h own ex- Wil
eet any ti friend has alle SS notube anieets to ee being Wil
to whi im ime in not Chia Ch'tia, able to Ting Yao iI
gah he h self to the addressing sixteen Chiiian is obtain a re ||
eived a as retur new task tian , and, we a. sturd - Hil
which h short lett ned. We eee is eats He deligh believe a youth Gh ab Hi]
ae auGn ee ie er from pea iS At ats, EMOUE y floreneh Gre Hl
a 1 righ staki or 7 is- Hit
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people cons pite of the Me: She secone place ions just c good to ee i
ous 5; equent povert p- per cent in? the juni oncluded St
and yee on failu y of the Thes of the tot Tania divisi he took HH}
deepl Op: lw re of . edu sé two s al numbe sion with I}
the ae y touched i greatly ey eae a Eoergents poe r ce aiketes 80 it)
or, y th eered board) of £5 ollege. eiainnee HI
confiden e exte ew © th Lb ege at ining : I
t of nded armth eS Christ Rie ac eee Ge their Will
of ch of the to m of Col istian per y st (includi \}
ur fu e, olle s are year. S uding |
Let oes es Cae am $0.00 (3s) $10.00 (Li) t ee many of |
prayers, Mead ene = istrict. oup ves 6d.) we So Oen the first fe the I
far-a r. and M n mind, i any fri onth fo rm and al m_ and i
We way home a rs. Sheppa 4 in our to help bacag ee nboard ie se so $2.70 |
A eaae pe nd work, rd in their pee eat ie Siete pay Depo ee HH
5 e incipa e amo should b one of aes Wi
paiuiple ee Th ke oe eae ie ue I
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Suggest 2 ee nad et as ee Cie ae mM
ion. mo e part of t imely act nates s at an ean imperti is report Hi
follo Oued friends Wo anony oe First < the ea ee to ih |
WW Sisse riend’ in Chi 2a nds at h > mM what wi is so Vv Hi |
Hsia Ti Ss report Mma. regula ome— wiser Ww very | l
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greatly ee Veo A 2th ise Ge subscriptions anc above ould HN
er funeeal ed Pastor gon Reo China ; mee hel “more efhci elr
elie He Nenchon. place ae (ins, ingly ear second ae our aay Wi
as igen Ww. j oon a); Te : ess zits WwW . iL II
as rece cand con He is a boy after my acter and v appreciatio more inspi Hil
evenin rin his siderable it of marked who are t work of o n of the eee i
option giyaeeat 4 (aeaaedce ey tis those of the eon hens rae Bice oe
coming” as at footb. ndance a e we edu i elr s selves (SLOTS i}
fe Steck elx cation i ons wh to ’ i
eearatin an expert allat. whi hen ee nino 0 ar give to i
ii atio lav ich he i 1s at b ur Co e Wo
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Pere eee en Chinese creating am ee aa
sh, Mathematics, ee Eaiices a ee had oe | |
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Bt a all of tested character, steady industry, passionate interest in, and consecration
| : and proved ability ? to, the work of a lifetime! For such
a Our Friend, We have received a letter Men, and such faith, and such passion
tt ' Mrs. from Mrs. Soothill from We humbly, but heartily, thank oe
yy | Soothill. the “Imperial University Three thousand miles for a fortnight’s
all Sp ST eros he Opportunity to gather the leaders of our
a1 fF i of Shansi. tas. ‘the Jee :
eS first direct message we have had the Wenchow District together, confer with
NS honour to receive since she and Mr, them_on the high and deep So of
ear Soothill went to North China. It is the Church, and gather with them at
not exactly a public letter, but we feel the sacramental table of our Lord Jesus
a | | sure we shall be forgiven if we make cist q It is Ch ae ay apomenG
Pil one or two quotations. Referring to ae ae ye UL Sear ee up:
a herself, she says: “As to myself, it i ih Ee a fahe hace: cad ie.
be snowed yesterday ; the first snow since a d a ae o : fe a oy oF
el leaving Europe for me. This air is here et cat oa Oe ees
my ih | like: my. own<“top’ of sSouthowram:: Y °CCPiNe, Bee Sch:
Ah Bank’ air, and it is grand.” . . . Then a 2 e
eA come the pathetic but brave words: HISTORIC MISSIONARY TREE.
& “T am far from strong, and sometimes oll Stoke F Pict Bayan We pelongite
Es : wonder, what length of tether remains oak tree which has a world-wide interest.
Eee to_ me. Regularly once a year a missionary meeting
ES We jhave not yet had any report of is held beneath its branches, when people
cy Mr. Soothill’s actual visit to Wenchow. who have a desire for work in the mission
Ee 1 Of the fact of such a visit we have fields are invited to step forward. At the
Be ample proof. He had left for Wen- anual seme last dene young |
et || chow at, the time Mrs. Soothill wrote [Oe yet Gatendon to ae ee aoe
rey | her letter, and she incidentally makes 225 ee) ne ee
Ee FLA : ‘ Wh, yi: sionary work. The result is that in almost
| || this remark: “When he reaches here every portion of the globe there are men
ll he will have made a journey of 3,000 and women who look upon this tree as the
oa He a miles.’ What finer _proof, were any scene of the turning-point of their lives.
en He || needed, of our distinguished friend's * We know it already, dear Mr. Secretary.—Eps.
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‘ Missionary Secretary. THE NORTH CHINA MISSION. li

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VA) te classes for the instruc- Hil. Wi
tion-of men in the “ doctrine ” By R Hi


have been attended with great y F 2 | |
advantage. At a time when the men Missionary Secretary. | |
are not required in the fields they come Se : Wil
for a month’s residence at one or other ers ee Mise ee Vii
of the mission centres, and receive Beet CNG oe ee Bee |
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systematic training. They provide eee a ee nee Devoe ae Wi
their own food, and they accept the : ss Drees Ss Ann. s i
ae : Il be Often proved effectual in the removal Wit
condition that their services shall be £ di : iterates i
es ne of difficulties. At a place thirty li from qi
utilized as far as may be found prac- 3 7 Wil
ticable in teaching others when they Rice Ear Valley a chapel was wanted, Ht
eat EA HOES : 8 but the landlord scouted the idea, and Hk
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Prayer was continued, and after wait- Hl

In Wu Ting Fu Dr. Robson and his ing some time permission was given, | |
wife have been very useful during the and the Christians were delighted to |
terrible epidemic of cholera. Now that begin the building of the chapel. Hl
this is abated work of the ordinary These chapels are paid for by the Miao. |
kind is being resumed. Dr. ht
Robson has a class three times [999 Vai
a week for the study of St. ——rrti—“—OC—ONNNCSCiSCiCiNNaCCSstés Hi
Mark’s Gospel in English, and {= —OOC—SsBS i |
the largest room available is - a rrrt~<“(i—iOOCCSsSs~—Ss—Ss—SsSCC i i
generally crowded. i == Hii
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in addition to the excellent - —— —sr—S~Ss—=
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venient missionary house, a ss |
dents, and a special building 884830FSFFeses Vil
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winter classes, all erected un- | = ii |
new buildings are placed has | _.. ci - a
very much appreciated in value || . = Wi
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since its selection a year or i . Wl
two. apo Whe Railway, Gon. : - #\@ Hl
pany is building a magnificent —. Wil
station in full view, and laying . Al
out extensive roads in the - ; Wil
neighbourhood. Tang Shan is -— . . al
an excellent centre for mis- =. Hi
sionary work because of the : .£ Wh
great number of miners com- SS Will
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also because of large numbers Wu Ting Fu, North China, 1883— ‘ |
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7 In the Tong-shan district lives the village, and now live near our chapel
rly Miao Chang who was largely responsi- at Great Level, where they regularly
aah ble for the murderous attack upon Mr. attend the services. '
Fi Pollard. He has been a bitter enemy. x x * :
be Mr. Pollard has led the Miao Christians The missionaries are frequently re-
BS in praying for him. The last preachers quired to conduct weddings among
S who went to his place found a great these Miao converts. In a description
7 | change. The man was very kind and of one of these celebrations, Mr. Pol-
les expressed the desire to become a jard says: “The bride and bridesmaids
ie Christian. Mr. Pollard says: “How I and other friends sat around a big fire zl
i. should rejoice to baptize that man, and in their small, dirty house. At their
a tell him I loved him for Christ’s sake. strong request I spent a long time in
* * * * teaching them to sing the hymn, ‘I am
Fi In another village, where the Elder coming to the Cross.’ They got it
i was a bitter opponent, the people rioted splendidly after a while. As I listened |
| in that awful immorality which destroys 1 remembered that their weddings |
: many of these Miao body and soul. formerly were like drunken, immoral
That village was made the subject of orgies. I contrasted them with this one,
special prayer. The hostile Elder has and thanked God for His wonderful
ae ie been deposed, and the one who has works. Not a trace of wine anywhere.
succeeded him has received the Not a harsh word, no_ quarrelling,
a preachers very kindly, and expressed nothing unseemly, and, above all, the ra
+ the hope that the whole village would wedding party singing heartily :—
ed become Christian. ‘IT am coming to the Cross, |
ie * * % I am poor and weak and blind.”
Ls A Miao Christian’s father and mother * e *
s and two little sisters lived in a village The Rev. S. Pollard is expected to
Z where there were no Christians. Mr. arrive in England at the end of April.
et il Pollard endeavoured to win the parents, He has been appointed by the Annual
ah and one night, when he was pleading. Meeting in Yunnan to convey greetings
= with them, the converted son broke into to our Churches at Tientsin and Ningpo
att bitter tears. The family has left that on his homeward journey.
NM . .
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So | Missionary Demonstration. S. M. S.
oh ki HE long-anticipated day of Febru- words Mr. Hookins gave the students
| |) T ary 19th arrived on which the a very cordial welcome, and said that
re | Annual Missionary Demonstra- in coming to Salem, they had come to
eit | tion was to be held. It was a dull, un- a church which had a warm interest in
ES inviting morning, but toward noon the the China Missions, and was very active
eet Ht | sun shone. The people at Salem—late in missionary endeavour.
: M.N.C.—Higher Broughton, Manches- The Rev. A. H. Sharman, of Wen-
pol | ter, had very kindly extended an in- chow, was the speaker for the after-
ae vitation to the students to hold the noon meeting, and after introducing .
eli | demonstration in their beautiful church, himself by exhibiting some interesting
el and had made adequate preparation to Chinese curios, addressed himself to
that end. the subject: “ China’s Open Door.”
Sai) | The Rev. W. Hookins, pastor, pre- Mr. Sharman, in a very able way,
aii | sided over the afternoon meeting. named five distinct forces which had
ey tii After the hymn, “Thou whose Al- been operative in the opening up of
ee ii i mighty Word,” the Rev. Ralph Aber- China to missionary enterprise. They
a crombie, M.A., led in prayer. In afew were: Protestant Christianity, Trade,
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Students’ Tenth Missionary Demonstration | :
Western Education, the “Boxer” music was discoursed, which added wiih
movement, and the Japanese War. In _ greatly to the charm of the gathering. | I
the portion of his address, which dis- The organ recital was the next item on Wi
cussed ‘the influence of Trade, he said the programme, and W. Bradbury, Esq. H
that the Chinese are so self-satisfied, —organist of the church—rendered ex- i
owing to the resources of their country, cellent music to appreciative hearers. HI
that the only way for the foreigner to At half-past seven the President, the ti]
secure trade is by creating a want. At Rev. E. Boaden, gave out the opening | |
this point Mr. Sharman mentioned a hymn, “Crown Him with many i
strong characteristic of all the Chinese crowns,” and after reading a message 1
—to continue in the ways of their an- from the Rev. Principal Sherwood, HH
cestors, the great question in any diffi- stating that he was too unwell to be WA
culty being: “What did. our fathers present, called upon Mr. R. P. Camp- Wl
do?” And by an exceedingly interest- bell to pray. Wf
ing illustration, displaying great tact, The President, in his address, said }
showed how he combated that spirit. that it was a great joy to be associated i
He pointed out that formerly a vege- with the students in their effort, and i |
table oil lamp was commonly used in urged upon them all the necessity of IH
China, but that it had been superseded going forth in the strength of Jesus | |
by a paraffin lamp which gave a brighter to show His power to save. Though he Wel
light, and had other advantages over could not speak of actual experience Hii
the native production. “When the in the mission field, he had the joy of ii
people say to me (as they often do),” remembering that thirty-six years be- Net
said Mr. Sharman, “‘Wewillcontinuein fore, he was fully prepared to offer HI
the ways of our ancestors, I say, ‘But himself for work in New Zealand, but Wil
| what about the paraffin lamp?’ And _ while giving the matter further con- Vl
elicit the answer that the new lamp is _ sideration, the vacancy was filled by the ul
better than the old, and burns more Rey. Samuel Macfarlane. The Presi- ul
brightly, etc. Then I go on to show’ dent continued: “I am therefore freer Hl
how that the Lord Jesus Christ is the to talk about missions than I should Hi
brighter light, and the objection to the have been had I never had those i |
new is overruled.” The address was promptings. Young men of the Col- Hi
brimful of ‘humour, and delivered in a lege: be brave, be true. When you I
most interesting i |
manner. Mr. Hicks, Sec. Rev. A. H. Sharman. Mr. Attoe. i |
After the : i )
collection, the | ee eee ea Wf
hymn “Jesus “ | : 7 Wl
shall reign” % ref @ iH)
was sung, and a | ; P Fis ee i i
the area Reed ea 4 Zl oA fie eetene iM
pronounce 5 : i ca Ral Sie Walt
the Peden a ae . ce se CBee pet I |
the Rev. Ed- oa y a 6) Bee a Wi
ward Boaden. ee \s Lae BBs ae | |
Tea was pro- a aN : i
yer in the ee ‘ a ; Be [
schoolroom. ean nh fe es ao \
The Salem fees ] P ate a 1 i | /
friends _ enter- ees. Cx has. zs pies |
tained the visi- ' ae ys: as i}
tors with great e il
taste, and are ; Wil
deserving HA
of special men- : > (|||
| tion. During Mr. Cooper. The President of Conference. Principal Sherwood. il
tea suitable _ students’ Missionary Platform, 1908. [Photo® Warwick\Brookes, Manchester. |
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Pat i The Christ of the Easter Morn
7. feel your call, go forth in the name of After Mr. Cooper’s address the col-
eal ) § Pp :
eut the Lord, facing all things that are lection was taken, after which the Pre-
eat | evil, and fighting against them with a sident announced the sum collected by
; growing zeal and determination. Do _ the students, together with that given
ie this, and the Lord of Hosts will be with in the day’s proceedings, to be over
Re you.” Here the Students’ Missionary £60. The Salem Choir then rendered
ie Secretary,» Mr. Luke Hicks, gave his an anthem, after which a comprehen-
fe report, closing it with an appeal for sive vote of thanks to all who had
le ‘generous giving. helped, was ably moved by Mr. Leonard
a. The speakers for the evening meet- England, and well seconded by Mr.
. ing were: Mr. Walter Attoe (Miller Tom M. Gauge. In their remarks both
: Scholar), and Mr. Frank Cooper. Mr. gentlemen made reference to the ex-
Attoe took as his subject “The Sign con a ve had oe enjoyed
: of the Cross.” He said that the Cross 4! 90 Ce LLCTNOON 4 .ANGs seve
i stood for self-renunciation, and if the â„¢ectings. Mrs. James Le Huray was
r- Church of Christ did not give up its â„¢uch appreciated in her sympathetic
ih life to those around, it must surely rendering of Nearer my God to |
perish. Th Cross also meant Liberty, Thee” and “Babylon.” The choir also |
} for only the self-renouncing are really earned distinct praise in their anthems
ce free, and, he continued: “It is a sign nd for leading the singing. Great re-
7, of progress; fora true relation between ret was felt that the Principal was
a» ‘God and man—which Christ sought to unable to be present.
a place before the world in the Cross—
es -means progress. The Cross stands for Sd Je fe |
‘these, and the world can only be won
he ee Christ ison ihe Cross.” The The Christ of the
i address was distinctly missionary ‘in
3 tone and exceedingly helpful. ; Easter Morn.
aly After the hymn, “When wilt Thou (APRIL 19TH.)
en He ill EOS the people,” the President an- «The word Christ always stands for . the
cy i | nounced Mr. Frank Cooper to speak on _Easter Christ.—Rev. F. B. Mrver, B.A.
i the subject: “Christian Missions as a Rornone a ihr lord Wine cthe Ghacieed
ii ‘Transforming Social Force.” Mr. es Bat Ty Ord Was xtae, (Ucn
LH Cooper, said’! The subject of foreign weyers had dr
na sais 3 3 ae : ‘ eamed that HE meant to make
| | missions is one in which the Churches ae Rion oa = oh a oe
forming the United Methodist Church ' Surprising my soul with His shining.
ih have been deeply interested ever since How long hath He stood? while I looked
Bes their formation.” He next proceeded to not to see
Re address himself to the question as to That countenance dearer than daybreak to
Pe | whether Christianity is a transforming ae Me Gtiet at Hie ap qin
: i Hag vat _ power in the social life of peoples, in Meee a ilen esa ke NSC Ce Cans:
i whatever stage of evolution they may «Go, tell My disciples,” Hx saith.
| be. Does it result in more refined LIVING ONE,
hell morals for domestic, social and national To tell the whole world I would joyfully run ;
Eel ll life?” The answer was unhesitatingly Yet, true, ’tis Thy friends need
et ii | “Yes.” In propagating Christianity we _. reminding, ; :
' need not attempt to make the African DS just by, and where this SUN
S| | | Rea to oe an ae peter he can — No loneliness darkens, expectant our eyes
it | | ecome a Christian, and the same prin- The EASTER CHRIST evermore finding.
ht | ‘ciple applied to the Hindu. He said: EL. Sir.
{| “The Eastern may not accept the Chris-
| tian dogma formulated by the Western ae ae ie
au | | mind, because it is of the West and CHRIST came not to restrain but to destroy
et not of the East, but the Eastern will sin. He was manifested that He might
ah accept the Christian spirit of the West destroy the works of the devil; not by virtue
ere i | because it is universal.” The address of His ethics but of His Cross.
He was highly inspirational. CHARLES MOINET.

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Sunshine and Shadow Ve |
in East Africa. — ae i
S an old member of the United =
A Methodist Free Churches I wish GEES |
to interest my fellow members AGE Gn aS {|
of the other two sections of the United ras See eS i
Methodist Church in the East Africa STN ose te Ih
Mission. Its history is a succession of iS sae salmaaa a 1
disasters which brought out the more aa ” hi
devotion and heroism on the part of aie oa ceo Wa
missionaries. Some of them were oe a ee |
struck down in a few days. Others La ns fe ee |
struggled and battled with disease for [f= =" iaagd er |
months and even years in the hope that [f= % a Wah
they might be useful, and at last only [f= vg tee WT
retreated when the fight became hope- [/# 33 oe: ae Hh
less. I make no distinction in the |}iaayaaee ae Pa : HA
quality of the heroism and devotion in |" 7 agg . es ae Wit
any case. I know that the men and \Vag— ‘Vie, ee | |
the mission hold a dear place in the 4 ae ome |||
hearts. of the Methodist Free Church . . a co eS Bil
members, and I ask for the same’ from Lt 5 | iH)
the United Methodist Church. Ee i |
African Missions received a great im- i | i
petus through the travels of Living- ; ah
stone, Speke, Grant, Burton and others © ; y Ht
—1850-1860. Hence the resolve to , wit
start an African Mission. The Mission- ; ie Hil
ary Committee called into counsel Dr. = Hh
Krapn who had been on the East Coast UAH OL GI mW ce cotcn LOCKS: Wi
twenty years. He not only advised Uinta Geen eee Lt
where to start a mission, but offered to (Sea Cui viogh 3 7o7, hoe) | |
go to Africa ‘for two years and found f
it. Accordingly Dr. Kraph, two volun- England. Then Dr. Kraph broke down a
teers from the Methodist Free and left for Europe. Of the five sent HW |
Churches, Thomas Wakefield and out only Thomas Wakefield remained. i
James Woolner, and two Swiss minis- What a misfortune! But Wakefield i |
térs, started for Africa in 1861. thus early developed those qualities HT
On arriving at Aden their hardships which made him the great missionary i
commenced. They took passages inan he became. After six months’ solitude ait
Arab dhow for Mombasa, but were he was joined by a like-minded man, Wil
taken over 100 miles past to Zanzibar. Charles New. The two devoted several, } |
The voyage took forty-five days; it months to building houses, and lan- il
now occupies six. Hundreds of rats guage learning, when they were joined
were their companions at night. Once’ by Edmund Butterworth. No _ better Hi)
they were chased by pirates. Dr. trio could have been found had Eng- | |
Kraph left Wakefield and Woolner at land been searched through. _ } |
Zanzibar, and took the two Swiss to Butterworth, alas, only lived two Wi
Ribé to start a mission. These men months. His body was the first laid i i
were not heroes, and they soon both in that sacred spot at Ribé.
returned to Europe. For some years Wakefield and New | |
Wakefield and Woolner went to Ribé, worked among the natives at Ribé, | i
but the latter became so ill he had to making also occasional visits to the Hi)
go to Zanzibar for advice, and was Tana district. In 1868, Wakefield was | ||
put in hospital. He had to return to invited to take a furlough, and he i
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elt brought a young native named Dado her life dear. On Mr. Wakefield’s re-
esl with him. turn, the last of the strong men, Mr,
i} He took a wife back with him to Ramshaw, had to return to England. ean
ig Africa whose life was afterwards In 1884 the Revs. J. Baxter and J. |
ely known through the memoir of Rebecca UWoughton, with their wives, arrived in
ie Wakefield.* The Rev. W. Yates also Africa. A thrill of horror ran through |
es devoted himself to Africa, but after a the Connexion on receiving the news |
Re brave struggle of nearly two years had of the massacre of Mr. and Mrs.
- to return home. After three years of Houghton by the Masai. Mr. and Mrs.
ie happy married life, Mr. Wakefheld lost Baxter had to return home because of
Es his wife, and the cemetery received its ill-health. In 1887 the great man re- |
Ei second inmate. tired from his labours. Twenty-six
: Mr. New next came on furlough, and years in such a climate was a great re-
‘ spent a happy time in England. On _ cord.
his return to Africa he visited Chaga, His name remains a household name
i and when near home on his return was’ in East Africa. When there I was
ay taken very ill. He died when near the asked many a time: “Did you know |
Ah Rabai Church Mission. A grave was Bwana Wakefield?” |
a prepared for him there, but Mr. Wake- The Rev. T. H. Carthew, from West
|| field conveyed’ his body to Ribé. Africa, took Mr. Wakefield’s place, and
y : Strange to relate, this grave was not after ten years’ work gave his life for
fe | prepared in vain. The gentleman who Africa.
a | prepared it. was taken ill when Mr. In 1890, Messrs G. W. Wilson and
esl Wakefield was his guest. -Mr. Wake- W. A. Todd went to the mission sta-
. field did all he could for him, but could tions. They returned after a_ brief
ie not save his life. ‘He was buried in the — struggle with disease.
ie, grave he had prepared for Mr. New. In 1892, Mr. Edmonds went out and
EB The Rev. J. W. B. Brown was sent to gave his life for the work, after two
; take Mr. New’s place, but he. had to years’ labours.
: return very soon. The year 1896 finds Howe, Griffiths
eat During 1875-1878 the mission was re- and Ormerod hard at work.
oy i |i inforced by Messrs. Seden, Randall} In 1897 Miss Edwards went to marry |
mot) tl Martin and Ramshaw. Mr. Griffiths, and Miss Brown went to
eo i th Except Mr. Randall these stood the marry Mr. Ormerod.
al i ll climate well, and good work was done. In 1898 Mr. Consterdine joined Mr.
ne LT The mission was so well manned that Ormerod at the Tana Mission.
Peep | ih it was thought (1879) to be a good In 1899 Mr. Ellis went out in the |
Pa time for Mr. Wakefield to again visit hope of doing many years’ useful work. |
if England. He declared the work never In 1900 three telegrams came to Eng- |
fe | looked better. land within a few weeks :—
mA Alas! nothing is-sure in Africa. Mr. First: “ Brother Ellis forced to leave
ES | i} Seden, the strongest, wrote whilst Mr. for England.”
- | HK Wakefield was in England: “That to Second, from Brother Griffiths:
et || his distress and disappointment he “Wife at rest.”
Ra i must return to England.” Mr. Martin Third: “ Ormerod dead.”
f wrote that because of this “he would In 1901: The deputation, the Rev.
iat | (I) hold on the harder, with teeth, toes, H. T. Chapman and Alderman Duck-
Sel) i | hands.” In four days after writing this worth, M.P., visited East Africa at the
pas the brave fellow was dead! request of the Missionary Committee.*
ee i] Mr. During, a native preacher from When these gentlemen left East
a West Africa, and his wife, were next Africa, Mr. Consterdine said: “I love
: | it sent to the East. this people; I could die for them.”
f | Mr. Wakefield returned to his work, Within a few weeks the telegram |
| | accompanied by the lady who now came: “Consterdine dead.”
4 | mourns his loss, who, notwithstanding During 1903-4 Brethren Griffith, Rat- |
| | the sad events happening, counted not cliffe, Phillipson and Duerden were do- |
Ai | _* "Memoirs of Rebecca Wakefield” By her brother, _* See “Voyage and Visit to East Africa.” (Andrew
ae | \ Rey. R. Brewin: 1879. Other Editions since.—Eps. Crombie, 3d.) |
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ing good work. Three of the four have Here is a picture, by Mr. New, of a I
come to England, and are now in home _ scene witnessed on the Sabbath when Hii
work. The mission has thus been in he was looking for a congregation :— it
great straits for want of men. “At length we came upon a com- | Hi
| The last sad event was the death of pany of tembo drinkers, most of them Hi}
| Mr. English. I was waiting at Mom- from twenty-five to forty years of age;
| basa when he stepped ashore, and was they looked the most degraded people
| struck with his fine physique. “Here it is possible to imagine. One man was
| is one,” I thought, “who can defy the evidently overcome, and lay coiled up |
| African climate.” I had the pleasure like a loathsome serpent upon the earth qi
| of helping him to select the site for ina state of insensible intoxication.” Whi
| the new College. I have read all the letters published li
Since then another
| schoolmaster has gone out |! a HH
| (Mr. Bridgman), and a Wee i
| missionary (Mr. Bassett), aw Be Hi
| both belonging to the : eo ; i |
| Bible Christian section of Bates _ oa dail Bad * wii
the United Methodist | \ iia ea BE: 4 i iiigih at ll | |
| Church. May this be |ieg a “AR eee ae Ble aS 5 aioe HA
| taken as a good augury? a Tas aes a is i
| May we sum up our DB ne % ee) H < a |
sainted dead who have |i tice! Diab Dat ak ieee xf
fallen in East Africa :— “ee fe Saha 3 4 Gas sa Hl
Butterworth, Mrs. | iii Aas , ae
Wakefield, New, Martin, |jaae ky Ses inane eee
Ramshaw, Mr. and Fei see GS awesome, PP RRs PR aia 8 Be gL
ee Houghton, Edmonds, US aga ne ae ees, HT)
arthew, Ormerod, Mrs. a coat Soe ge poy —_—— My
Griffiths, Consterdine, oe e | i Mate ih
English, eo ae 7 |
Then we must remem- fe eae ey Pe we > ge ee. HH
ber those who tried and |Be i =" ee oe Hl
struggled and failed to |e 6 3 ys Se il
master the climate. God |i a. oA aa Pear | )
takes the will for the fF ae dt eee HT
deed. They will get their |i) 3am ode ii ae Wf
reward. en we (i 0Cté‘“‘( :S:SCCR eee j
What have we to show Children Playing at Mazeras. (Photo: Mr. Sharrocks, J.P. fi
for these lives? What was 1
the state of the people when we sent in the old missionary notices, by Wake- il
out our men in 1861? field and New, describing their strug- bi
Sir F. Burton visited the district in gles. I am amazed at their patience
1857, and states that fathers and and perseverance. It seemed a hopeless Hil
mothers were selling their children as task. But one Sunday—July 31st, 1870 Hi
slaves to buy food during a famine. —the reward came. Twenty-one mem- a
What do our own men say? Mr. bers were baptized. We now have 404 iy
New in 1804 :-— full members. This is no time to criti- Nl
“The Wanika are a poor, miserable, cize, and I do not agree with every- | |
idle, unenterprising, tembo-loving* race. thing that has been done. But we have Hh
If any race needs the Gospel they do.” a grand opportunity. The United |
“When we preach to them they listen Methodist Church should embrace it. HI
for a while, then they suddenly inter- We have in the Rev. J. B. Griffiths, a iil
rupt our discourse: ‘we want a pice superintendent who has great influence ill
(small coin), we want a pice, a pice, a__ over the natives, and who appears to be Wil
pice.’ ” able to stand the climate. Let us go il
Ue el Par Ao wile Nave Dink oe ena 00) al
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ig eanings. THE EDITORS.
ad LORD OVERTOUN. For two thousand years we kept peace
Sy HE United Free Church of Scot- with the rest of the world, and were known
iE oF land loses one of its noble [© it but by the marvels of: our delicate
Re a bene seaet note ord ethereal art, and the finely-wrought produc-
34 workers 1n tions of our ingenious handicrafts, and we
fe Overtoun, which took place on Febru- were accounted barbarians! But from the
ary 15th, after an illness of little more day in which we made war on other nations
ff than a week’s duration. He was born and killed many thousands of our adver-
le. John Campbell White in 1843, and _ saries, you at once admit our claim to rank
ke was created Baron Overtoun in 1893. mong civilized nations.
| His father, up to the time of his death A little over-expressed, perhaps, but
; _ In 1884, was convener of the Living- there is enough in it to give pause as
stonia Mission, a position to which his’ we think of the comity of nations, and
I son succeeded. In the Scottish crisis the doctrines of “the Prince of Peace.”
ie his lordship took a keen interest and Comes now the liberator of soul, the saint
Fe contributed £10,000 to the emergency Of saints; the preacher of forgiven sin:
fund which was raised after the House The great Pacificator. : :
‘ of Lords’ decision. He was the chief els Went not wild
P supporter of the Christian Institute in The world with Toced not) Since that ada
oat Glasgow, and | he and his sister gav€ ‘The world hath made more war than e’er
ee the Bible Training Institute which ad- Ratorar:
a joins. Thus both home and foreign mis- And this man’s followers, mad to prove Him
sions claimed his love and gifts. Prince: tae
a CHINA ANDO CHRIen eine Of peoee pave soaked, and still steep, earth » |
Kee An extremely interesting report of —(BAILEY, Festus.)
It the China Missions Emergency Com- |
| mittee is printed in the “ Contemporary eae eno sD Regt Om CHIN: |
3 Review” for February. Says the It is interesting to note that “John
re | “ Spectator ” :-— i Murray” has just published “An Ac-
i Fa | Suppose that, with the gradual adoption count of the Life of George, Earl of
sale of Western ideas, the unnumbered masses Macartney, who was ambassador to
| of China were to embrace the noblest China, 1792-1794.
eat i iil J spiritual aspirations of the west? If we do
i not misread the report, such a thing is “THE ORIENT IN LONDON.”
ae thinkable and even possible. The popula- For this great exhibition, to be held
een i ll tion is estimated at three hundred millions jn London in June, 25,000 curios are
| (sic.) ; if that immense nation declared itself needed. Will those in the neighbour-
Ht! Christian, its conversion would be one of eed oe h abit a iF b
iy the stupendous events in history—compar- SO aces y yo ae eae ae
Pal able with the Christianizing of the Roman lent, please write Mr. A. J. Parnell,
kell | Empire by Constantine. ; ‘ . The Denham,” East Croydon?
8 | | bil Chinese, once Christians, are unalterably E
en |) || loyal and staunch. A conversion which is so THE MISSIONARY QUESTION AT DISTRICT
a valuable and honourable to Christianity, MEETINGS.
ee He i however, must be procured by natural, We hear with great satisfaction that
; Be ec ea ees Even ae District Committees are arranging for
et | |} mense nation ould not make less un-Chris- â„¢2!SS!onary demonstrations at the May
he tian the employment of any kind of com- District meetings. Apart altogether
pulsion if ever we had the opportunity of from financial considerations, this is the
a | exercising it. We must see to it that the right thing. “And other sheep I have
oN conversion of China is a negation of the which are not of this fold. . ...
i | Mohammedan’s sardonic declaration as to Them also I must bring, and there
! i the three stages of Western conquest in shall be one fold. and: one Shepherd”
Eastern lands: First, the trader, next the h j 6) : Pp
ei | missionary, then the soldier. (John to, 16).
ea | What a terribly significant saying is Through the noble work of Christian
fe that of the Japanese diplomatist :— missionaries China, with its teeming
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First Experiences in East Africa |
millions, is gradually being enlightened we heard in July, 1906. His biography tl
by the Gospel of Love. That the work by his wife is now completed, and is
of the evangelization of this country published by the Rev. Robert Culley at
is hard and perilous is shown in the the Wesleyan Methodist Book Room,
life of Roderick Macdonald, M.D., of and we hope to review it in an early
whose sad death at the hands of pirates issue.
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First Experiences By Rev. |
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in East Africa. W. UDY BASSETT. |
Y experiences in East Equatorial the stranger, and to show themselves. |
Africa began on October 23rd, The pathway at some points was only |
when with my excellent col- about a foot wide, and rank grass as
league, Mr. W. J. Bridgman, | landed _ tall as oneself grew on either side, and
at Kilindini. It was an exceedingly hot some of the inclines were very steep. |
day, and the sun shone with tropical Insect life was superabundant, lizards I
mercilessness. We were taken fromthe especially being very plentiful along the |||
landing-stage to Mombasa, in a little way. The birds I saw were of beauti- |
car, called a garry, running on rails ful plumage, but they cannot sing like |
and which is pushed by two natives. an English lark or mightingale. After Ii
My first view of the Tropics was en- three and a half hours I reached my Hi
trancing. I had never before seen such new home. The place was very dif- i
luxuriance and lavish beauty. On the ferent from what 1 had been anticipat-
way we passed the Church of England ing, but it proved to be a very charming
Cathedral, the Mohammedan Mosque spot. Well might the Missionary Secre- Hi
and the European Hospital. I paid’a_ tary describe it in his booklet as “ mag- iit
visit to the High Court of Justice dur- nificent.” It is situated on a hill a thou- |
ing the hearing of a civil action. I sand feet above the sea level, and from |
was surprised to find that the unfor- it we get an excellent, view in all direc- HK
tunate prisoners are exposed to the tions. So delightful is the appearance
public gaze. Several batches chained of the neighbourhood that one cannot i)
and carrying loads passed me in the help feeling regret that it should be Hi
main thoroughfares. I do not suppose fraught with danger to the health of Hi /
that the native feels the humiliation of the Europeans, as the coast zone un- wi 7
his position as keenly as an English- questionably is. Not many miles from |
man would. © our station are deadly mangrove wl
The first twelve miles of the journey swamps, through which travellers hurry th
to my station was on the famous with all possible speed. There are six i
Uganda Railway to Mazeras. Here a between Ribé and Mombasa, a distance |
night was spent at the home of Brother of fifteen miles, and two of them are il
Griffiths. I attended the early morning at least half a mile wide. Hil
service, and was interested in seeing Two days after my arrival I went to ~
for the first time an earnest and devout see the “ God’s Acre,” containing the i
black congregation. They sang with dust of Butterworth, New, Martin, 1
very great heartiness indeed. Then Carthew and Mrs. Wakefield and baby. | i}
began another twelve miles’ journey to I cannot describe the feelings that pos- Wi
Ribé, and this I did with the aid of a sessed me, as I stood on this holy i
donkey. When I had accomplished ground. The little cemetery is quite iI
four miles I reached Rabai, the C.M.S. close to the main path, and is a silent |
station, and the first place where Chris- witness to the natives of those who in i
tian missionaries settled in the Protec- the truest sense laid down their lives |
torate. When passing near the native for their fellows. Dear Butterworth was |
kraals, the inhabitants came out to see only here six weeks, but I have met i
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yt i some of the older natives who remem- animals frequently come on our pre- |
| i ber him, and one gratefully tells how mises. The leopard stealthily prowls

it that when a little boy he met with an about seeking what he may devour, and

= accident to his eye, and that Mr. Butter- we constantly hear the peculiar moan-

ma | worth attended to it, and put in dawa_ ing of the hyena, and once or twice I

iY PET (medicine) which caused the intense fancied I caught its ripples of laughter ;

fey | pain to cease. When visiting the spot and monkeys come in from the bush |
ig where the mission-house stood at that and steal the coco-nuts, while the wild -

re period I frequently picture in imagina- boar does great damage to the natives’

Z i || tion that Saturday night, when with the Indian corn. Snakes of various kinds

a) || sainted Charles New watching by his are very plentiful, and a few Sundays
_ Li bedside, this noble young fellow of ago, in the twilight, I nearly trod on

2 a twenty-three passed to higher service. one, which measured considerable more

ee | ‘ :

= | The memory of these true heroic than a yard in length, and whose bod

i souls is a constant inspiration to was about two inches in diameter. At

a i those who are endeavouring to continue first the lizards that infest the house

i | | the work they began, under less favour- alarmed me, but now I have grown ac-

eth able conditions than are ours to-day. customed to them, and welcome them

rs Oh, that the fortitude and devotion rather than otherwise, because they are

SI | which characterized their lives may in such excellent scavengers, and are not

Ee no less degree be ours! I have been by any means dangerous to human

ae : here long enough to know that the beings. Ants are a real nuisance. Only
| romance of missions is seen at home, this morning I discovered that hundreds |
Fs but the stern reality is known here. of them had raided my meat safe dur-

BS We are not left without visitors, even ing the night.

ee if the company of some is not of a very Since I came, I have started, with

ye desirable character. At night wild the aid of the native teacher (W. G.

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First Experiences in East Africa he
Ambale), a weekly service at Forothani, crowded with trinkets, while half: the a
a village about three miles away. When arms are covered with brass rings, and
I went the first time I was surprised at from the calf to the ankle of the legs
the very flattering reception the natives likewise. Some of them had rings on
gaveme. Some of the younger men, in all their fingers. Add to this the fact
shaking my hands, insisted also in kis- that the uncovered parts of the body
sing them. On another occasion a were daubed with some oily substance,
young fellow was so enthusiastic in and you have a picture of a Wanika |
doing this that he broke the skin on woman. The children are mostly quite Ni |
the back of my hand with his sharp nude. Such is our congregation. I have
teeth. Word had been sent previously been in many large and enthusiastic | |
that we were coming, and we explained meetings in the homeland, but no i |
to the natives what we contemplated gatherings I have ever attended have Vill
doing, and the elders very solemnly as- afforded me greater pleasure than these Hh |
sured us they would be pleased to see services in an African forest. For joy Hi
us every week. The service isheld un- such as these bring I am willing to put |
der a tree, where the tribal councils up with a few inconveniences and spells wi
take place, and native marriages are of loneliness. Will those who read Hii
effected. These people (Wanika) are these lines kindly pray on Mondays at ii
very jealous lest any stranger should one o'clock, Greenwich time (four wit :
claim any of their land or people, but o'clock here), that these gatherings may wilt
we are doing our best to claim all the be blessed to the poor, igriorant wii}
inhabitants for Christ. For some time degraded natives? * Those who sing Hi
it has been a part of the Empire of enthusiastically “Jesus sha//7 reign |
King Edward, and we want it to be a where’er the sun,” etc, can help
part of the visible Kingdom of our to bring about that happy con- qi
Lord. They very courteously bring me summation by remembering at_ the
a straw mat to sit on, which is placed throne of grace our meetings at Foro- |
on the ground; this has its advantages _ thani. My heart bounds with joy at |
and disadvantages. There is no fear the prospect that these people shall Hh
of a fall, but I was alarmed on the oc- some day be the inheritance of Christ. H) |
casion of my third visit to find I had A month since I commenced another Halt
been in close proximity to an ants nest, service at the next village, a mile dis- |
and in the midst of singing “There is tant, after our Sunday evening service i |
a better world,” I discovered that my at the Church. The only parts I can | i
boots and trousers had been invaded take as yet are to give out the hymns, (tl
by the black soldier ants. read the lessons and pronounce the iy)
The men sit according to seniority. benediction. I get at the pronunciation oy
The old chief takes the premier posi- oy ae the chapter with Soe oe | |
tion, and the others arrange themselves 9“ ee aaa ee es eee fe get Hi
according to age. The men have just a ae oo hen oe Sind ee Ko nee Hi
dirty cloth around their loins, and some ad ae a Cee i a feet ae aie i
of the older men another cloth thrown onal owls mingled | treely, -wita the i
loosely over one shoulder. Most of aS: ; af
them have a charm tied around their My rest during the night of Decem- HII
neck. The women do not sit with the ber 2nd was very much disturbed by Hh
men, but at the side of the tree, and Very disagreeable noises, which I con- iil
practically with their backs to the cluded was a drunken spree, but which HH
preacher. These Wanika women are I found, the next morning, was the wail- | i
not so well built and good looking as | 98 and shrieking of the friends of two HH
those of the Waribe tribe. They be- of our members who had died during ii
lieve very much in adorning their per- the night. The wife only survived her li
sons. Around the neck is-a huge quan- husband an hour. William and Sarah '
tity of beads of all colours, and another Sangoro, the deceased, had been asso- |
string of them around the waist, just ciated with our mission for many years. Ha
above the short crinkled cloth which The funeral took place at noon on the Hil
serves as a skirt. The ear lobes are ~ Tae: * See p. 52.—Eps. PETA A HH
89 | |
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aa ft 3rd. The dead cannot be kept long us with carols, and during the afternoon
eat || unburied in this climate. It was very they were given a feast, consisting of |
a | strange to me to be reading the burial beef, rice, onions, coco-nuts, mangoes
Ee service in Kiswahili. Every available and several other things. They sat
Fe 1 seat in the church was occupied. around in groups, and helped them-
Rs Natives, came from all the villages selves from a dish in the centre. They
e | around. Some Africans, like some in were not troubled with spoons, knives
Ee the homeland, only go to Church when and forks, but made use of their hands.
Fi there is a wedding or a funeral. They They were apostolic in the sense that
is do not use coffins here, but wrap the “they had all things in common.”
bE body in a shroud. The graves were There has been a brutal murder of
mo | || nicely dug. The bottom of the grave an Englishman at Mombasa. Mr. Wil-
ie was coffin shape, and after the body is liam London, while out shooting was
je lowered planks are put across close to- attacked by some native ruffians, who
: gether, so as to keep the earth from the | stabbed him to death, with the hope of
i corpse. I could not help thinking of extracting money from his person. The
if the difference between what I was “East African Standard” for Decem.
iE Avitnessing and what used to be the ber 28th, says: “ Recently the native
: case before the advent of Christianity has turned from respectful fear of the
here, when the body was buried with- white man to treat him with arrogant
: | out a religious service, or else thrown contempt.” We are at. the mercy
eM | out to be devoured by the wild of the natives should a rising of any
, | beasts. sort take place. It is not long since
ho My first Christmas Day in Africa that here a man was counted a hero
ee was spent in brilliant sunshine at who had committed murder! We are
Pe Mazeras. Brother Griffiths kindly en- in our Father's keeping, and though
fee | tertained his three Europzan brethren—-__ dangers may threaten us, we pray for
I | the Cornish trio—Lory, Bridgman and grace to remain at our posts and do our
| Bassett. The mission children favoured duty.
PS | ii Echoes from
yi Other Fields. By THE EDITORS.
i A MISSIONARY CAMPAIGN. Chinaman finds it difficult to accept the
a | HERE is. issued with every copy doctrine of the Divine Sonship, the
A | or of the “L.M.S. Chronicle” for resurrection of the dead, and so on,
Eo | March, a vigorous and able pam- Says the writer in conclusion :-—
bs if | phlet on the great campaign of the Their arguments and difficulties are not
Pel year, written by the Rev. A. M. Gard- new—they are perhaps old foes with new
call | ner. The ereat Exhibition in the faces. “East is east, and west is west,”
oe } Agricultural Hall in June and July is but the heart, of man is one—his- difficulties,
. | an integral part of the campaign. In iis needs, his strivings, his failings; and
Rel iif August and September there is to be a {°F all his wants and desires, his one hope
ee ugus ; B ; is Jesus the Saviour of all men. Would
Bey |i |i i Students’ autumn campaign. Septem- that he knew it! i |
et | |i ber to November a Preaching cam- |
ee | paign, and from November 15th to EACH AND AEANCY: |
‘ 22nd, a Simultaneous Missionary Mis- The “ Foreign Field,” in a story from
ht i |i sion in every Church. And these do Hyderabad gives us a gem of uncon- |
on Ny Ni | not exhaust the comprehensive move- scious humour that came through the
ment. post to lighten the anxious labours of
mt INTELLECTUAL DIFFICULTIES. a medical missionary spats
eM | There are these in China as well aS Great and Respected Queen, Ramayanpett.
et at home, and the Rev. Percy J. Smith, My Dear Docror,—Send advise written
ae of Shansi, contributes an article in the plain and quick by my cheprassy (servant).
Beet | “Baptist Missionary Herald.” E.g., a I show my not having much sense one day
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Echoes from Other Fields | |
—because as I was going to see Tanks French concession. From the 1,600 the ti
through the jungle, I felt very sick and British municipality is reaping taxation to
tight. My servant said to me, Sir, lie the amount of 410,000 a year.
down and I will give you berries from a The Tao-tai of Shanghai has endeavoured ti
tree, then all tightness will go. My re- to bring the British municipality to a better TH
spected Doctor Lady, my servant’s words mind, but so far without effect—our country-
came true. I did eat and my whole Enat- men in that settlement having declined to |
omy has never tighen since. Send your order the closing of the dens (many of
valuable drugs to make me tight again. I which ought rather to be called palaces)
am lying down with no more strong on one — until a general movement for the abolition |
side than the other side. Feet and legs of opium is observable all over China! This Hi
too will not obey too quickly. No much degraded attitude—below the «level of the Wii
life in my body. surrounding “heathenism’’—reveals — the Hi
Yours most humble and faithfully kind of temper with which we have to Hi
ae contend. | |
. "41° . . 1 1h
The us Friend of China,” the organ China’s Millions o prints a startling : |
of the Society for the Suppression of article on the problem of China. By the |
the Opium Trade, draws attention to aid of three expressive diagrams the Wi
the same British apathy as does Mr. Writer shows the urgency and also the Hi
Broomhall, as quoted last month. (P. greatness of this ever-present burden. qh
56.) They say — Tn sheer numerical force the Chinese i
ses ocanl tg Feated th must somehow influence the world. HN
A deplorable spirit is manifested on the J; is for the Christian Church Hi
Shanghai British concession. Whereas the t te aay a ; 1
Chinese have closed the 700 dens in the [10 S€e a ne dnuuences 1s Salus i
native city, there are 1,600 open in the tary. The great awakening is hope- il
English-speaking city, and 820 in the ful, and it is mainly through the Gospel I
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4 | Education in China |
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pf of Christ that the work must be con- history in the matter of sound reform, it will |
ett tinued. The writer quotes the follow- certainly be the prelude to complications
et j % i y cates which will result in immense warfare.
ma} | ing from a well-known political autho- |
ty | rity: BANTU WOMEN.
rl 1 It is well that everyone should firmly The “C.M. Review” has a good
eat fb realize that unless the coming decade prove article on the Bantu women of Equa-
ee the mest remarkable in modern Chinese torial Africa, by J. Elizabeth Chadwick.
Se. fe fe
|| Education i 4
iil ucation in YSANG LIEN fANE
a ( : i a * (Aged 20), Student in Wenchow
; @ College.
. DUCATION is the method by that the students have gained is con-
: which mankind develops. Look- cerned, although the subjects are so
ing through the long vista of beautifully arranged from outside, yet
iE the history of four thousand years of the majority of the students have not
: | our own country and that of western 8° fees true value of the subjects
ce | nations, there can hardly be found any ae t. h h
_ country called civilized whose people S to the teachers, many a one does
LS are not well educated. But as mankind 20t understand the method of training,
ES develgps, education also should be im- 1&», they have not read any books of
A proved. Our country—China—is the Pedagogy, or studied in any normal
is father of civilizations, but her people School. Their principal idea is to pour
Ee loving the beautiful style of their writ- OUt their own knowledge and wisdom
is | ing, have paid so much attention to ‘to the brain of the youth. How can
3 literature that sciences have become true knowledge be obtained in this way?
i | strangers to them. This was indeed Men have innate thoughts and talents.
hl conservated for a long period until the ae pest es of aes He "71 to draw
ae TN. Ger bus themdve’ Hee ne
a | Nee oS ) », that the teachers are not suffcientl
“if | the fierce war with Japan, the Boxer’s dueaicd to. G h But th i
> tH rebellion, and the attack by allied higtse g a € teachers. But the whole
i | armits. After these China’s weakness ‘Story of education from Aristotle to
zal | was revealed. Therefore much thought Arnold tells us that a school is not made
ce and labour have been given to educa- ny, ie euaine oe a its laboratories,
Be | tional questions. An Imperial decree DUt by ats teachers. erefore I should
al has been issued for the establishment like normal schools established for |
Pe of schools. At the beginning of the them, and pedagogy to be studied by |
A twentieth century great additions have them. Now there is an important ques-
Sli. been made to the number of schools, ‘10n about the students. Have you not
Ps Thus, if we compare the present state 5¢¢? those who hold their heads erect,
bs | of things with the past, we have good Wear short jackets, toreign hats and |
Be | reasons for encouragement and hope. ee ae a See ohn aeluate 2 |
eep | |) Now let us reflect a moment on the : ee tise See ee
es | present condition of education. Though ie por ay Siu aon ey ee Noe |
| schools and colleges have been densely ance pens Mee ency, Cuan aL wita |
en | : ; others they put aside all thoughts of
1 established here and there, yet, if we educition, undstcine (he iad & f
HT) examine into what and how subjects are their school, band ie iE eee ie
i taught, we shall receive many sur- tae ae Se a eee
Bae aught, y. to obtain what they wish, evidently be-
d] prises. There are taught the different {2° ° Wace ene Cae
: 4 : : lieving that “might is right.” More-
i subjects, which we include in general heres : £ $
4! learning ; but so far as real knowledge OY°? Tore 18.8 Saying we often hear in
| | i Se eee at mr ASCHOOlS from students; ;andutis doubts
han * See pp. 257-9, 1907, less a hindrance to true development :
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| Education in China hh
| “Students are free, and are level with to any one faculty, even that of the |
| the teachers.” This saying ought tobe memory. The threefold nature of man INI
| cleared off as far as possible. All the has long been acknowledged in the ex- Hi
| foregoing proves that their education is pression “ body, mind and spirit.” and Hi
| not enough. Now let us look as some according to this, education should also
| western countries, particularly the be threefold—physical, intellectual and |
strong ones, as England, France and moral. |
Germany. The schools are opened by I.—Physical education. The body we |
the Government, and every boy is have is the servant of the brain if pro- |
obliged to attend them, even the sons perly trained, but otherwise it would ih
| of the poorest labourers. As to the act as a hindrance or clog to intellectual i
curricula, they are very beautifully and moral development. By its com- HH}
arranged. During boyhood, when they _ plete and symmetrical development it ii
| study in elementary schools, they are assists in producing a symmetrical de- tI
taught simple studies, and so are edu- velopment of the brain, and of the in- |
cated gradually. Whatever they learn, tellectual faculties, which are dependent WT
their innate faculties are always de- upon it. They are so connected _ to- i
veloping. They begin with general sub- gether that boys should be trained in |
| jects at the beginning of their school the three together. Before we train the I
| life. So all of them gain the general body to be healthy we. should avoid all Hy
knowledge. They have physical a ne HH
| education to develop the body, [y= = ae [cr ee HH
| mental the brain, and moral the |My a ata) Wagener | Hit
spirit. In the case of teachers, [a7 oe os |
none are allowed to teach with- [9 iam a) i
out having studied for some [#0 : |
years in normal schools, and ee oY eae g Oe li
received the certificate. Wesee, | i Sameeme a Ht
therefore, that Chinese educa- | 9 ]'aaor a | Hl
tion is too prescribed, both as : Ve ON eh | eae Wi)
to the subjects taught, and the | @ o See Bei | ti)
pupils who are able to benefit |) 9 & seam ae A a il
by it, while those of other co AER GN as LCS ae Ra 1 (|
countries are broader in their |) (jx Sis iescn BiG | Hi
curriculum and universal in their oe Pee ES ree | i
application. By CEPA RES gettin ccUr meen i Hi
The Chinese schools being so oe PEAR ee Ui oe RR j
small in number, how could it |=.) Sassen ies ih
be possible to train the millions |.) ©.) suites 2 1
of young ones who ought to be ag a i | }
trained? And how could the |) "ais. sien same: pee |
sons of the bread-winners, who |) = SRG a ae oe a i
are not able to support their |). 9) jl asaiiees E Ce HH
families, be sent to schools? |f. 7 jaa) vs sea ot Oe Ht)
When I think of this my heart | Sissel : ri Hi
is always touched. In addition BOs | Uae ee eee i
to the responsibility we have |B s0s)) ) esses S tit}
the increased one from the [ewes ee ..|
issuing of the Imperial decree |fj@ie seme oie stuns iI
promising a constitution when PW aces) thos Sah aca |
we are prepared for it.* How is |e shsuammies \ athens een ot Sit ce ae By
it possible to make the millions |aiieamse aummes Lie eee! Ha eaane \
of young people acknowledge |pegsiege, =i sananla Guem
their citizenship ! The cryIng& 4 Fortune Teller’s Shelter. " CBhoto: Dr, Plummer. | |
need 1S the improvement of Inside this shelter a fortune teller lives all the year round. Hi
education. Education should be This is outside a temple in our front street. Two years ago | H
an all-round process, not limited Ee a eerie yea cate: inet he Pe ee ead tH
——S although the poor man cannot stretch his legs out straight it is | }
* See previous essay, p. 257, 1907. a luxury compared with the bare stone of a year ago, |
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ey Ft ||| those things which take away what may not only follow good things which
at ||| energy we have, such as opium and _ have happened in past generations, or
et || wine. These two are well indicated by distant places, but rectify what is wrong
ly | Shakespeare: “Oh! that men should put in our country; have intercourse with
ey | an enemy into their mouths to steal others, and so commerce can grow to
gaa away their brains.” How we want to its utmost extent; and also find out
ie train the body is not to develop enor- things that are hidden in nature, so that
ee mous muscles or great union of strength our country can be made _ wealthy.
ie and agility. Gymnastics and drill make Foreign languages should be taught in
7 our limbs act freely, and increase our every school so that we can intercourse
ie strength and energy. Among the best conveniently.* ;
Nes 1 exercises for developing both the body I1I—Moral education. A man may
7 and the brain are games of balls. Such be physically perfect, and his brain
eS games not only do we see nowadays in developed to the highest extent, but if
: every playground, but they have been he has not imbibed the principles of
ol favourites throughout the whole history self-denial, bravery, confidence, humi-
E of the western world. We find them lity, honesty, self-sacrifice, etc, he can-
ma | i | pictured in the tombs of ancient Egypt, not be called in the highest sense a
rh | we find them described in the Odyssey. true man. A man who is more intellec-
: Wellington said. that “the battle of tual, or possesses more knowledge, may
F Waterloo was won on the playground do things more good or evil than the
E | at Eton.” Games, however, train the ignorant. If-he has no moral sense, so
bl mind as well as the body, for they re- much the worse. The right way to use
a3 quire observation in regard to the ball, one’s knowledge is for the welfare of |
eo judgment in regard to its speed, and mankind. Ignorant boys cannot be
Eel rapid decision of action in these move- trained to be very intellectual, but
ie ments themselves. I should like to see moralitymustbetaught. Therefore, the
a | || students in all our schools playing ball. whole of the school course, in every
[ But physical education begins a long lesson, in the students’ dealings with
= time before school life. their fellows, and with their teachers,
3 | I].—Intellectual education. A man the above-mentioned principles should
St. |) may have a big, strong body, but if he be taught, not only by precept, but by
en |) | does not understand how to keep it well, example. Before we can teach others '
Selby | | and how to use it properly, he is not to be good, honourable and true, we
| | superior to the lower animals. Wan’s must be good, honourable and true our-
Hi nature is complex, he must read numer-_ selves. If we teach the living of the
af Hil ous books (on diverse subjects), then Confucian dictum, “Do not do to others
een | || he can develop and progress. As far what you do not wish them to do to
iy i as the curricula of primary schools are you”; or, better still, Christ’s “ Love
| | concerned I should like to have the God with all thy heart, and thy neigh-
| following taught: bour as thyself,’ not by speech, but by
ee Literature and science. These are the our daily examples, we shall achieve
eee i hi two component parts of education. Every much in true moral education.
4 } HM school should see that these two studies eet th are combined properly, and that each
pay | is so taught as to aid moral and intl- MISSIONARY NEWS.
a lectual growth, and to be of actual ser- BELLINGHAM L.M.A.
ey i iI vice in the necessary work of gaining a HE annual meeting was held on
eet | i livelihood. The terms, “literature ” and eh January 30th. It took the form
ay | “science,” are used in a very wide sense. of a social, and the room was °
een i -|i | By literature we mean art, culture, decorated. Solos and recitations were
wl humanities, history, or the like; and by. given, and the Rey. E. Craine delivered
eq} Hl science geography, chemistry, physics, an address on Missions. Cordial thanks
ea geology and mental science, etc. To to all who had helped to make the
this mathematics may be appended as_ gathering a success, were spoken to by
eat |i a component of each. _ Mrs. Pigg, President, Mrs. Scott, and
es H, By studying the subjects included in Miss Bell. Proceeds, £1 4s. 6d. S. W.C.
Aa the: two component-parts mentioned,.we +1... -*|aiom preserved IRSLEROIU=EDE: ae
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BACUP: SUNDAY. SCHOOL: PRIMARY scholars and friends who are ill. The lH)
DEL ARINENT following Sunday the lady superinten- WH
As the superintendent of the school dent received as prize for the depart-
passed the primary room he found the ment an “ Archibald Bank ” to assist in |
missionary secretary struggling to dis- carrying on the good and interesting |
lodge the coins from two missionary- work, the kind lady who presented the
boxes filled to the brim by the little dots prizes starting’ it off with half a crown. |
in the above department. Round the The total number of scholars in the |
table stood the workers, rendering first primary department is thirty-two, and
aid in counting the pence and _half- they are all under eight. The officers
pence until the sum of £1 ts, 6d. was and teachers of the school are proud of
reached, when the superintendent said: this first offering for Missions, and they Hil
“Bravo.” The result is very creditable, hope the schools throughout the De- Hi)
seeing that 3d. per week is taken from nomination will adopt the same prin- |
the weekly offering for flowers, which, ciple. J. A. BARRETT, |
after adorning the table, are taken to : Superintendent. |
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4 4 TOPICS |
Christian oe he i
Endeavour Paége. APRIL. T. POINTON DALE. li
APRIL 5TH—-Songs of the Heart: (4) “Am I my brother's keeper?” The |
Accepted of God.—Psalm 24. Christian ‘spirit declares: “We that |
This noble psalm displays some of are strong ought to bear the infir-
the grandest features of the Jewish mities of the weak!” Phillips |
liturgy. It was probably sung anti- Brooks says: “Men have been too |
phonally. The traditional opinion is apt to think of helpfulness to their : |
that it was composed for the entry brother-men as an accidental privi- Hi
of the Ark into Mount Zion. Whether lege, or an exceptional duty of WH
that be so or not, it expresses for human life, and not as a true and 1M
us the true spirit of worship. Open- essential part of humanity, without Hi
ing with a fine description of the whose presence humanity is not VN
greatness of God, it reminds us that complete.” | |
His worship is no formal or con- APRIL 19TH.—Sunday our Weekly hihi
ventional act. For such there can Easter——John 20. 1—10; Rev. I. 10. li }
be no blessing. But who can lay The Résurrection of Jesus changed Wl
claim to the fitness here prescribed— the Sabbath for Christians from the 7
clean hands and a pure heart? Com- seventh to the first day of the week. i
pe Binney's hymn, Eternal This was pre-eminently the Lord’s
ight!” and especially the verse :— Day, though all days are His. That Hi
There is a way for man to rise Christ is alive is the greatest truth tH
To that sublime abode ; we can believe. Let us not celebrate |
Ap Hees ne ee its fact ue eae Sunday alone, |
: ; ut every Sunday greet our risen |
An jadvorstc wath oy Lord. The story of how Dr. R. W. i
APRIL 12TH—Our .Weak Brother— Dale came to realize the fact of the i
Rom. 14. 6—21 (Temperance). “Living Christ” is worth repeating. |
There are many reasons for abstin- For months after his discovery he i
ence from intoxicating drinks, but, was wont to announce an Easter |
-for a Christian, this is the strongest. hymn: every Sunday morning. He i
The course of nature would lead to said: “I want my people to get hold |
the survival ofthe fittest; the Chris- of the glorious fact that Christ is i
tian aim is to fit as many as possible alive, and to rejoice over it.”* i
to survive. The worldly spirit asks: * See p. 82.—Eps. ii
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| | | “The Life of Our Lord”’
it | APRIL 26TH—The Lord’s Supper— appointment of multitudes of Endea-
i aa | 1. Cor. 11, 23-30. vourers throughout the land. Elaborate
al If possible get the pastor to deal Preparations ee been made, and a full
ba hi with this topic. This is the earliest Face etaae E Cae eee
Re | written account of the origin of this 440 proposes, " et ee ee
i sacrament. We are here taught to ee Pane ote jpeen oltered for
Re regard the J.ord’s supper (1) as a heal ae ert] Oe Eee to
= commemoration. “In remembrance /2¢@th and strength. CW VIDS en
i inate ” have a deeper hold upon the affections
- of Me,” “Lest we forget.” (2) As f th 1 Dries wes
ie a proclamation. “Ye proclaim the °® t Pee ce en ate, CAs
% 1 Lord’s death” (R.V.). Our faith is We ae ee y ee ee ch Our ae
a. not a precious memory alone, but a ; Sean ak aS ea ne ee
5 present reality, and by this act we 1 aaa f ah Proniise d= Viste abd lair
: | assert that Christ is still the Saviour Period or t er Xcat:
F of mankind. (3) As an anticipation. Secretaries of C.E. Department :
ie “Until He come.” It is the expres- Rev. T. P, DALE, 43 Fernbank Road, Bere
P sion of an undying hope. The con- Rey. W. D. GUNSTONE, 28 Summerfield Crescent, Bir-
ESR flict between light and darkness will mingharn: (MLN.C.)
3 | not go on for ever. We who share ey. R, PYKE, 47 St. Germains Road, Forest Hill, S.E.
P this hope are children of the pro- (B.C.M.)
| mise. Surely no Christian Endea- :
el vourer neglects this ordinance! &
_ “THE LIFE OF OuR LorD,” chronologically
RA C.E. NOTES AND NEWS. arranged by the Rev. John F. er
Be | New societies have been registered London: J. M. Dent and Co. (Price
se ALGoGenhain (Louth) and Burley Lawn, __9d. net; leather, Is. 6d. net.) :
Be | Leeds (junior)—The society at Wel- rue not sexactly -an3, Our Pr OM ne EWS
fe | lineton Street Felling, is evidently in are glad to mention this excellent little work.
7 | 2 bape ’ ay pene In production it is all that could be desired
a flourishing condition; at the recent as we should expect from the publisher’s |
ES anniversary, conducted by the Rev. name. “Everyman” Inows Mr. Dent.
el Ii A. E. Banks, it was reported that the Mr. Lawis’s idea is happy and well re-
oe combined membership, senior and vealed. The crowning regret is that he
ay junior, was 125-—The Rev. 1. Naylor dil mot use the Revied Nersion for his |
| | presided over pees! the euy reasons. Another criticism is that refer-
2 i and. District Union, which ACLS a'sO ences might have been in the margin. It
: attended by the Revs. E. Abbott and would have involved immense further labour,
eet HI J. P. Burt. Twenty-five societies were but our friend is not the man to shrink
eA | represented.—Berry Brow (Hudders- from work. So there must be a reply.
eT field) Society ‘celebrated its anniversary We have implied that great labour has
Sl with an early morning prayer-meeting, been given to this compilation. For it is
my | a s by the Revs. G. W. Stacey and Mt @ mere arrangement of ample and
Neil | SS eee Eos y almost bewildering materials; the parts are
| W. Kenyon, an afternoon rally, and a welded with considerable ingenuity. Mr.
gee | service of song.—The Rey. Eee Male aars may already feel “the after-sting of
Pa Li don was the preacher at the Totter- authorship,” but so far as we see he has
eee He down (Bristol) anniversary, and on the — no need to be greatly perturbed.
F | Monday evening an address was given The book is handy, pleasurable to read,
ey | by the Rev. T. P. Dale, for the third and the consecutiveness is a distinct ad-
eh it Wl : cis : . : vantage. It is a harmony of the Gospels,
ae | year in succession. This society raised without the weary straining at three, or
: | over £9 at Christmas by a self-denial four, parallel columns. It is a story; it is a
Sa i effort, and was thus enabled to relieve “Life of our Lord.” It is’a book for. dez
Salil | forty-one necessitous cases. votional reading, for easy pulpit reference
| | is and pastoral visitation, and its size males
F DR. CLARK’S ILLNESS. it eal as well as peer pag
| : sees Sas mecum. And then its price! et who wi
ee | | The continued indisposition of Dr. buy the 9d. copy, fat ue readers will be
ae | Clark has occasioned the postponement well advised to order at once the leather
=f of his visit to England, as we anti- edition, and a few to give to sick and aged
E cipated last month, to the intense dis- friends. ;
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