Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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Missionary echo of the Methodist Church
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Missionary echo
Methodist Church (Great Britain) ( Author, Primary )
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Andrew Crombie
Henry Hooks
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Methodist Church (Great Britain) -- Missions -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
Methodist Church (Great Britain) ( LCNAF )
Missions, British -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
Missions, British ( LCSH )
Missions -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
衛理公會(英國) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
英國傳教士 -- 期刊
任務 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
英国传教士 -- 期刊
任务 -- 期刊
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Temporal Coverage:
1893 -
Spatial Coverage:
Europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- London
Asia -- China
Asia -- India
Africa -- British Africa
North America -- Caribbean
歐洲 -- 英國 -- 英格蘭 -- 大倫敦 -- 倫敦
亞洲 -- 中國
亞洲 -- 印度
非洲 -- 英屬非洲
北美 -- 加勒比海
欧洲 -- 英国 -- 英格兰 -- 大伦敦 -- 伦敦
亚洲 -- 中国
亚洲 -- 印度
非洲 -- 英属非洲
北美 -- 加勒比海
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35 x 103
21 x 78
18.18 x -77.4
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dwelt in the land of the shadow of

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. INDEX. :
ee Abyss, United Methodists and the J. East Africa, Our Extension in J. B.
I T. Shaw - - - - - 162 Griffiths - - - - - - 121 4
eer Africa, The Boys of East R. Brewin 34 East Africa, Map of - - - - 147
f Africa, Pen-portraits from South J. F. East African Tour, An W. U. Bassett 264
p Hughes - - - - - 88, 107 Educational Conference in Shanghai T.
Bo “Are We Only to Hear this Once?” W. Chapman - - - - 63
ee | Mrs. Taylor - - - - - 115 Empress of China, Funeral of Mrs.
er Banners Sweep Forward, The “Chris- Talent = - - - - - - 386
‘ topher Hunt” - - - - 261 Etiquette, Chinese Medical W. E.
4 Bible Translation and a Centenary, Plummer - - - - - 158
fe J. W. Mawer - - - - 48 Famous Names Recalled :—
ee. Bridge-building in China, James XI. T. H. Carthew Dr, Brook - 44
| Armstrong - - - - - 239 XII. John Carter D. Murley - 216 |
Be Britain’s Annual Expenditure -’ - 77 Farewell J. W, Heywood - - ~- 233
is British Language, Spread of the J. H. » F. J. Dymond - - - 234
= Oldroyd - - - = a - 140 Fifth-moon Feast, The - = z B79,
ie Catechism, A Missionary’s A. E. Foreign Secretary’s Notes :—
Bet. Glover S = - 7 s - 165 Henry T. Chapman 9, 29, 52, 77,
ee C.E. Topics - - - - 17, 96, 800 1038, 126, 152, 189
ee Century of Progress, A - - - 294 G. Packer 12, 31, 54, 77, 104, 155
Chao Tong, A Deputation to Messrs. C. Stedeford 189, 205, 231, 256, 278
fe Parsons and Nicholls - - - 242 Gauge, Call of Rev. T, M. - - - 83
ees Chao Tong, Girls’ School at FE. M. Harvest Festival in Yunnan A. Evans 160
iz Squire, B.A. - - - - - 258 Heathen, Our Debt to the W. B. Lark 7
| Chapman, Rev. Henry T., Apprecia- Hepworth, J.P., Mr., Resolution from
ft tions of - - - - 176; 210 China = - - - - eee l79
| a Chapman, Rev. Henry T., Resolution Heywood, Departure of the Rev. J. W.
Ba from East Africa - ie s - 179 R. W. Gair - - ct - 30938
7 Chapman, The late Mrs. T, W. - - 8 Heywood, His Farewell -. = = 238
Be Chang-sha, The Riot in F. J. Dymond 187 Hospital Workin ChuChia Dr. Baxter 268
Pe China, The Boys of R. Brewin - - 98 Hudspeth, Farewell to the Rev. W. H. 21
: China, The Girls of R. Brewin - - 249 “His Footsteps in the Sea’? Rev. W.
China, Deputation to (see also Stede- R. Stobie - - - - - (66
Bes ford) Editor - - - - - 209 Innocent, Life of (Reviews) 1, 3, 4 a
| China, The Troubles in West H. Hunt, A Reminiscence of John Rev. J.
£3) Parsons - - - - : - 193 Foulger - - - - = - 69
| China’s Awakening F. J. Dymond - 245 Jamaica District Meeting Charles
i China’s Central City Mrs. Talent 86, 57 Smiths 2s oe oY)
| Chinese Solomon, A Sir J. G. Scott- 87 Japan, Brothers in The Editor - = OAe 41
| China, Church Union in F, J. Dymond 89 Junior Collectors, Notable :— \e
a China, The Educational Position in Eric Robinson Soe =e 60
W. E. Soothill 2 s - = TAIT Annice Dean - = 7 - - 112
at Circuits, Winter Campaign in S. J. F. B. Chapman - - - - 176
eer! Gee oye - = - - 297 Willie Cloke - - - - - 198
| City Missions, Our “Harbour Light,” Castleford Group - - - - 226 <
e | Se Gee re ee es 81 E. J. Phillips eS es alee 2099
| Committee, With the W. Locke Smith Rochdale Group - - - - 266
|, 192, 292 Willie Drngie 2 eae ony |
en Conference Missionary Day, G. Kilgour 194 Laymen’s Movement in Canada - 229, 261
Conference Missionary Meeting, Editor 208 Light, The Price of A.B.C.- - - 223
a Covenant of Peace, A Editor - - 222 London Meeting - - - - 7, 128
Si Dymond, Rev. F. J. (Farewell) - - 284 Medical Mission Mrs. F. A, Jones 85, 109
Ee} East Africa, Books to read about Men’s Class in Wu Ting Fu Dr. Robson 1138 t
| Editor - 9 = - +: = - 202 Meru and Environs (Map) - =. . = 200
Be East Africa, Development in’ Mrs. Meru, The Call from Messrs. Ratcliffe,
es Wakefield See dd Ellis, Seden:)-° 5 52) 2 199
fe East Africa, Native Letter from V. B. Miaoland, A Tour in H. Parsons - - 166
me Ambale = - = - - - - 157 Mission Fund, Our E. D. Green - 290
R i 3 ‘

Mission House at Stone Gateway S. Tientsin Training Institution — J.
Pollard - - - - - - 24 Hedley - - - - - 258, 281
Missionary Report, The F. Hz. Uganda, The Cathedral of - - - 67 |
Robinson - - - - - 288 Watchtower, The Editor’s 18, 38, 60,
; Money Box, His C.W.S.E, - - 228 — 91, 111, 141, 180, 198, 212, 250, 266, 286
Mosquito or Man The Editor - - 120 Witnesses, My - - - - - 298
New for Children to Do, Something - 295 Women’s Auxiliary 19, 40, 71, 95, 118,
Newspaper in China, The Daily G, W. 142, 208, 224, 251, 276
Sheppard - = - - 267 World Missionary Conference 24, 56,
No-su Work in West China C.E.Hicks 83 114, 188, 181, 183, 186, 187, 214, |
Packer, Appreciations of Rev. G. 172, 210 215, 2385, 300
Packer, Rev. George John Wheatley 171 Young People’s Page 34, 93, 227, 249, 296 |
Packer, Resolution from North China
re Rev. George - - - - 175 PORTRAITS. |
Peace among the Hills C. N. Mylne 283
Penny, The Missionary- - - - 228 Baxter, Drs AK seas aes Ba S880
Poetry :— Baxter, Rev. J. - - - - - 183
China A. J. Santer is a . 39 Blyth, The late Mr. Henry - - = 1929
China’s Awakening Miss S. Ger- Butler, Esq., J.P.. W. H. - - 97, (99
trude Ford - s i fs - 216 Carter, The late John - - - - 217
Medical Missionaries Miss S, Ger- Carthew, The lateT. H. - - - 44
trude Ford - u o 7 - 143 Candlin, Rev. G. T. - - - = it
The King’s Exiles Miss S, Ger- Chapman, Rev. Henry T. - - - 183
trude Ford - 2 - 3 - 115 Dado Abba Rufati, The late - = °85
Co-workers Mrs. Smith . . 274 Duckworth, SirJames - - - - 188
Our Banner Mrs. Smith - - 125 Dymond, Rev. F. J. - - + - 280
Lubueni El. Sie - = 3 . 89 Eddon, The Rev. W. - - - - 118
The Love-suffused Way El. Sie- 18 Evans, Rev. A. - = 7 = - 161
The Pole Hi H. Kemp. .- = 98) (Gauge, Revie Meant ee
“Thy Kingdom Come” - 3 - 76 Gee, L.C.C., Mr. Stephen - - - 81
“Then, Face to Face” Mrs. Charles 202 Gee, Mr. S.J. - - - - - 296
The Night Lies Dark R. W. Hay 234 Greensmith, Miss Mildred - - — - 228
The Cry from Macedon S.J. Stone 295 Grandin, Dr. Lilian - - - 168, 273
Pollard, Farewell to Rev. S. - = - 21 Hedley, Rev. John - - - 91, 196
President and President-Designate, Ap- Hepworth, J.P., Mr, J. - Fs - 179 \
preciations of - 2 z es - 210 Heywood, Rev. J. W. - = = 258; -279
Prize Essay Award = s 2 - 70 Junior Collectors. See Index.
Prize Offers and Awards 8, 48, 72, 96, Mann, Mr. John - = bs S 4-130
120, 144, 170, 204, 298, 252, 275, 800 Marshall, Dr. - - - - = 79
Problem, The Missionary H. Gilbert Mott, Dr. J. R. - - - - - 214
Whyatt, Esq. - 3 e = - 237 Mylne, Rev. C. N. - - - 161, 285
Quakers’ Globe Trotting, Little - - 927 Lark, Rev. W. B. - - Sage Se
Reviews :— Lily, Sister - = = a = Oe
| “The Reproach of Islam” J. Ellis 43 Packer, Rev. George - - - 171, 188
“The Home Ministry and Mis- Parsons, Mrs. H. - - - - 168, 272
sions” Editor - a e - 68 Plummer, Dr. W, E. - a eB - 183
“China’s Past and Future” F. B. Shakala, Matthew - - - 102, 127
Turner - - - = - 70 Squire, The Misses = : = - 168
“Mosquito or Man” Editor - - 120 Squire, Miss Ethel mia aks aise 26
“In Dark Mongolia” Editor - - 196 Stedeford, Rev. C. - Se OMe On
“Men and Missions” “Christopher Syson, Mr, John - - = 5 - 208
Hunt” - - - - - 261 Turner, Rev. F. B. - - - - 183
Sabbath-evening Task, A - es - 295 Treasurers, Past and Present Plate
Stedeford’s Journal, Rev. Charles 14, Ward, Mr. Josephi - - = - «183
. 25, 49, 78, 97, 182, 149 Whyatt, Mr. H. Gilbert = - - 129
Study Circles Mrs. Vivian - - - 41 Women’s Platform at Conference - 224 Rs
T’ane Kai Sun, His Excellency F. World Missionary Conference, Our Re-
f Brown” - - - - - - 45 presentatives at - - - - 183

- Ghe Missionary beaflet for 1916-11.
| United Methodist Church Missions
E | Secretary: Rev. C. STEDEFORD, “ Woodlands,” Gravelly Hill, Birmingham.
e e
si A Loud Call for Larger Subscriptions
{ e
c and More Subscribers.
In CHINA, North, East and West, our Missionaries, including wives,
number 57, and we sustain 5 Hospitals, 2 Colleges, 2 Training Institutions,
aan 5 Girls’ Schools, 76 Elementary Boys’ Schools, and 187 Native Preachers
eo and Evangelists, whose labours spread over more than 500 towns and villages.
=| In AFRICA, East and West, our Missionaries, including wives, number
4 7, and we maintain 13 Native Preachers. We have 58 Preaching Stations,
ES | and large areas depend solely upon us for evangelization.
In JAMAICA and CENTRAL AMERICA we have 8 Missionaries,
fe 87 Churches, and 4264 Members.
: To sum up, we minister in every possible way to a community of
‘ 20,717 converted heathen, while at the same time we seek to win the heathen .
a: population around.
a To maintain all this work during the present year will require £16,888.
= That is £2,440 more than was received last year from all sources. Last year
left a deficit of £8,472 18s. 4d., so that unless our income increase we cannot
BS continue our present agencies.
. But we dare not recall our Missionaries, nor close our Chapels, Hospitals,
: or Colleges, therefore we must have more money.
And God has further challenged our United Methodist Church by new
demands upon us.
ze To consolidate our work in China we must have—
A College in North China for the education of our Christian sons ;
A Hospital has long been promised to Wu Ting Fu; |
| Girls’ Schools are pleaded for at Ningpo, Wenchow, Yung P’ing Fu, and
Tong Chuan ;
l Scholarships are required to free education for Christian youths who cannot
Y afford to pay.
a | The responsibility of evangelizing Meru, a newly-opened country in
| t East Africa, has been accepted by our Conference and calls for an immediate
LA \ supply of men and money.
| Whether we shall advance, or whether we must retire, will depend upon
B the Missionary spirit of the United Methodist Church.
ee - It is the duty of all Christians to take some direct and personal part in
the evangelization of the world. Their contributions to this cause should have
| a reasonable proportion to their income. An earnest appeal, based on the facts
Ee stated above, is made to all our members and adherents to consider whether
| they can increase their support to the Missions. Those who are subscribers
| are asked, if possible, to increase their subscriptions, and those who are not
e subscribers are asked to commence by promising a donation, however small.

The United Methodist Church.
—_—_— een
66 é
John Innocent: Three Reviews.
A Story of Mission e
© ° 99
Work in North China. Rev. T. SCOWBY.
(The United Methodist Publishing House, 12 Farringdon Avenue, London, 1909. 3s. 6d.]
E have read this book with spirit, striking personality, and of
profound delight. It comes at more than ordinary power; mag-
a very opportune time. It netic. rather than electric. The late
answers some present-day questions Dr. Joseph Parker said: “John In-
respecting the people of China, and nocent, I remember him well; a
their awakened interest in Christianity. grand Christian. gentleman; a lion-
The information respecting the
customs, religions, and lan- — _
guage of the people will be iam
read with considerable interest. ~ 9) .
Mr. Candlin is well qualified to [ies aes
write on these subjects. He — ee
has lived over thirty years a ‘| seen
busy, eventful missionary life [7 9) | a
in China. His breezy, pointed » ee.
style adds a charm to what he [7s es 3 Be os
writes. He is anacknowledged |) i oe
authority on Chinese literature. | 373 3 —~ Tae
It is fifty years since our [ee 00 00 ee
mission was begun in North [Eee 000 LE
China. The story of the be- #5 ee 6 6 Um
ginning, and the following 7 fem 0000
| years of work, is here told. It oe we ;
| certainly is a record of heroic 7 ][.[.. 4 et
toil and fidelity amid difficulty ele osaitll
and suffering, resulting in a [3 a
rich harvest. The book is well 4
calculated to kindle missionary [4
enthusiasm and __ strengthen
faith in the “Gospel, the
power of God.”. The volume, [|
of over 300 pages of clear type ;
and with twenty-five full-page
illustrations forms a Jubilee
volume that will enrich our ‘i
| missionary literature, and Ps
should have a place in many
John Innocent, our pioneer
missionary, was a man of fine Rev. G. T. Candlin, the Author. (“John Innocent,” p. 106.)
: January, 1910.

z ma" A a a Ns TR SL ncn nS ; :
5 John Innocent
| hearted missionary.” As corroborating Following this, the young missionary
eI Mr. Candlin’s estimate of the tact and was smitten by a severe attack of Asia-
Be | persuasive power of Mr. Innocent, one tic cholera. Graphic and touching 1s
|| instance may here be given. It was Mrs. Innocent’s account of the prayerful
| during his ministry in Halifax, and vigils in the home, and the terror in
Bet shortly before leaving for China. There _ the city.
| had been Roman Catholic disturbances We quote from the diary a short
et in the town. Many of the Irish people paragraph that will interest many out
|. had become greatly enraged. One side Methodist Churches -— see
|| evening Mr. Innocent took his usual ms me .
stand im the open air near the North ‘Another congenial department of work
E Bridge. On his commencing to address Cee attention. in. those early. days; tuas
e | . isiting the sick soldiers in the military
f the crowd of people, a tall, strong Inish hospital. The summer was a very unhealth
ie woman, holding stones in her hands, one. Many of our soldiers wee Lichen
fe threatened to break his head if he said with fever, and some with sunstroke. In
a word against “our dear priest.” Some visiting the wards to minister to these suf-
e of us were afraid that a storm was be- ferers I often found a young captain sitting
. | ginning. Mr. Innocent calmly said: by,some of the beds reading aloud, or more
a hy dear woman, I know your prest, quel attending, to a. parveulr, inva,
| | he Shin i Sai ecies people, ae yee thus became acquainted, and he often
| a ove him. | shall not say a word against solicited my special attention to some who
E ee Pa Lane ae Hee a were beyond all HORE i Rey He
is thing abou is bes riend and m sometimes came wit is lantern at mid-
i | paca” And then, without further ed night to my house (half a mile from the
et | terruption, he spoke of Jesus as the hospital) to take me to speak and pray with
| Friend of the poor and sinful. The 2 ¢ying man. (‘Tommy Atkins’ had no
P| woman threw down the stones, saying: [hoe Bue omer srora iced iat
el | “Young man, if you'll come and talk Hhguuishied himeelf as General Gordon.” :
S| | like that again, I’ll oblige ye by meself eis :
| coming to hear you.” He had com- It will interest our readers to know
| pletely disarmed the Amazon antag- that the beautiful English Church in
z onist. He had tact and grit. Cee een a peed van et
: E : : saws under the direction o r. Innocent,
e The difficulties of pioneer missionary 444 that towards its cost foreign resi-
work are graphically told in this book. Gant rot a cera
On October 21st, 1859, Mr. Innocent, Ss ee aerating WL ea
: 2 2 vessels liberally contributed, among
with his brave wife and Mr. and Mrs. them ‘beine Sir Robert Hart, the Brit
S| Hall, set sail in “The Heroes of Alma,” {7°". OCDE “Uh the vear 1800 this
6 a ship of an peor ee Bees Union C Harch Was the only Protestaat
Pa voyage, on March 23rd, 1300, the shi . + ° 5
Pa | Ge Scher at Sas. The Beceibe Church in North China. An Anglican
| : : Church was opened in Tientsin in that
to China took nearly half a year; now, ...,
by sea, it takes little more than a month, © 5
my The Siberian Railway has reduced it to “The Roman Catholic Cathedral, the
a little over.a fortnight. The ravages ‘Scene pt the massacre of 1870, he 2
et | of war are graphically described in the he Sate eer Chines aitliout oe
| account of the overthrow of Suchow ment, an act of confiscation which rankled
e1 | during the Tai-ping rebellion. After jn the popular mind, and played its part in
E | the story oe he pee vil ane: as im- causing the massacre.”
eo ressions O e splendour and luxuri- ; ;
i | ee of the City, Mr. Innocent writes : yor ee ee ae eae,
? ?
| “On the second visit, there was an awful daughter, so well remembered by some
change. A mass of charred and desolate of us, suddenly died on the eve of her
| NaS edt ie cere Ren eee re co take up the Work cf ean
eh | of the dead, that in many places it was with ing the a girls, the sorrow of the
ee difficulty that our boat could be pushed parents must have been intense; yet
| through. Such havoc had been wrought in what sacred fortitude is expressed in
et | two short months.” the letter of the bereaved father :-—
ie) | 2
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| John Innocent



| to ive england tke We eeatetet_Enowledge of the missions of the other

, which she had special qualifications and a ep uonsr: and with a wider outlook will
yearning love, a sudden affliction stayed her COME a ceper sympathy. Leaders of

steps, and carried her to her grave. For Young Feoples be one ion th ne

five years she had been absent from her C arming work, be supplied with ric
parents, who were longing for her return. resources from which they may easily

\ But God took her; and we saw her face select a dozen or more arrestive

' no more.” addresses.

We must refer our readers to the : One of the many valuable purposes.
book for the story of the Boxer Out- the book will accomplish will be to in-

break, and to Mrs. Innocent’s beautiful troduce the Rev. G. T. Candlin, the
Buena oe page 291, which cannot be author, to many people in the United
wit a ae hie Wisse Methodist Church who hitherto have
; ea ee ing this book, feel- not made the acquaintance of this dis-

Cectea® euler a Re tinguished missionary. Of course, he
SEAS ORE eee Te be is well known and_ highly esteemed
Perna Were set pe: f ‘Ch; © throughout the late M.N.C., who signi-
q f « ae uae f the cone) sfled ther: appreciation of his character,
field gne of the heroes of the mission ability, and service, by electing him as
Tee fal seca B . President of the Conference in IQO1,

PUES ae Sue lig : eee Re when in England on furlough.

as we looked on the . . :

excellent portrait of Mr. Innocent,* and cine ae ead fi eons on a
read this story of his work. . Posten: |. 4 Wed remember

é “Thi a blest R £ th reading the eye-opening and _heart-

a ve Noblest oman of them warming sermon he preached at the
Po ‘ : : : Sate of poletees aed a
ee e Unite ates o merica. e
Ene life yee oe ae cae as sermon extorted from me the question,
Teland ape aim, that nature mig. Who is Me Cauda ae I confess I
’ ta was not a little pleased to find he was a
gad say ay, all the world, ‘This was New Connexion missionary.
; 2 But why was I so ignorant? Why
Ss did I not know? The answer is, “ Why
ee Po eGALEIN is the Chinese Empire so vast, and why
-—Rev. F. if is Tientsin nearly 1,000 miles nearer
HIS is a splendid book, and, esti- its capital city than Ningpo?” But
mated by its intrinsic merits, is pale minimizes distance; we know
worthy of a more costly binding; each other now, and this truly helpful
but I understand the cost of publishing book will enable many more to gain
is undertaken by the Foreign Mission- the acquaintance of Mr. Candlin.
ary Committee. The opening chapters reveal John
I fear this notice of the work is ex- Innocent as the earnest youth in quest
tremely inadequate, but I am writing of knowledge. with a thirst and hunger
according to the instructions of our de- that should stimulate our young people
ee Fee who peceets haste. to pee similar noble ideals.

o all our mission workers it will be At the same time we have a picture
a book for the times, and ought to be of the earnest purpose and generous
widely used at the meetings of this gifts of New Connexion leaders, minis-
missionary anniversary season. If any ters and laymen, in the organization of
of our. supporters feel the need of the mission. This account reminds me
actual information about the field, let of a similar devotion manifested five
eee cae Eee poole at once, and ete at oye peek Joreph co

en carefully read it. : r. Charles Cheetham and others, who
My appeal is directly and specially were the first enthusiastic supporters of
to the mission workers of the late the U.M.F.C. China mission.
UNLE.C, We must at once gain some But the outstanding figure at this
faceat @ceu ang i900 ie period, and throughout this book is
3 ;

: xs . , ee ieee ne ig Rowe q
e John Innocent
John Innocent, the first volunteer for Mr. Innocent and his colleague, the
|| work in North China, the young man Rev. W. N. Hall, were in the thick of
| to stand alone! In his private diary this storm centre, and when the city
| he had written: “I can be spared from gates were closed against them, cutting
fe | the ministry in England without any off all communication between natives
ay perceptible diminution of ministerial and British, and preventing all mission-
| agency; whereas every single addition ary work, the missionaries did a splen-
a to the agency in China will increase the did work amongst British seamen then
| probability of her evangelization.” To at Tientsin.
| 4 commence a life’s work with such a The significance of the Great Boxer
|| marked spirit of humility is the best uprising is described by the author, and
e | possible preparation for success. also the remarkable events that have |
| | Practically every side of Mr. Inno- followed. : : |
|| cent’s life is revealed in the book. The pathetic story of the Chinese |
| Those who are pleased with domestic Christian martyrs should thrill our |
|| details may- learn particulars of the YOuns people with strenuous zeal for
| plain and simple home established in the cause of missions in China.
fe | ‘Tientsin. The description of the new city of
| Whe firious All be able tovtell what Wicteuy wo its) wide strects and ler |
| Mr. Innocent had for dinner, On one tric cars is a sure proof that China is
a occasion he and his friend actually awake, and presents an urgent appeal
2 dined off Chinese wild goose. The re- for more workers. A
| | sults could not have been so serious I pass over several other most inter-
| for the missionary as for the ill-fated esting points. The story of the Chinese
S| bird, for the record adds that the two dreamer gives a most fascinating chap-
i friends finished it on the second-day! ~ is ee Goes in the interior.
fe I wish to make special reference to 4 ae? a 2 Se AeTak fees that
| the choice of Tientsin as headquarters °°»? ands prayer Uiat such pouous
| of the imission. Theré is no. other openings might be multiplied. I repeat
| city of equal importance. Mr. Candlin that prayer now.
ie very forcibly states this fact. Tientsin
¢ is the meeting-place for the many and <§o
yereus io from wee and woe
aa that are jostling an ustling eac oe
Sy other, in the eecling work of Seminire Il.—Rev. W. A. GRIST.
Ly making. HIS biography has been written by
eI John Innocent was persistent in his cf a hard-working missionary while
es choice of a centre, and equally as carrying on all the duties of a
=| | strenuous in his work. Such an outpost preacher in China, and it bears the
m4 meant great insecurity, constant excite- marks of the strain under which the
i ment and unrest amongst the Chinese, writer laboured. It has defects, but
oI and daily and nightly serious personal then it also breathes of reality, sincerity
risk; it demanded the strong faith and and enthusiasm, and it is worthy of
ea | courage of a stalwart, and John Inno- taking its place in the library of mis-
eet | cent lived the stalwart life at his outpost sionary literature. The book is at once
| for thirty-eight years! the story of a noble life and the history
| | I remember the Tientsin massacre of of a great achievement. Besides pre-
Es | 1870 perpetrated by a cruelly-led mob, senting us with a clear-cut picture of
er | but inspired by leaders who had organ- the hero, the book carries the reader
Eo ized their massacre programme at every into the rush of the Tai-ping rebel-
es | Treaty Port. lion; and while it exhibits John Inno-
ia The cruel purpose was so far-reach- cent’s life mingling with development
2 ing that we, living in remote and quiet of a city which the author terms the
| | Ningpo, were smitten by its terrifying Birmingham or Chicago of China, it
| agency, and the Chinese fled from our relates a story which covers a moment-
| houses each night through fear of ous period in the history of the Chinese.
ie | massacre. In the background of the picture we
ee | 4

John Innocent
see the movement of great interna- tory from 7 a.m. to 8 pm., and then
tional events—the humiliations of a_ striving to supplement a defective edu-
proud people at the hands of European cation by attending a_ night-school.
Powers, the growth of a spirit of hatred Henceforth the pioneer of Tientsin
which culminated in the frenzies of will be associated in our own minds
Boxerism, and which is now being fol- with Carey, Ward and Marshman—the
’ lowed by the new birth of the Chinese cobbler, the printer and the errand boy
nation. John Innocent, at the begin- —who introduced -Protestant Chris-
ning of his missionary career, was tianity into India. The biographer is
drawn into association with mystics who reticent about the parents of Innocent,
were rebels, and soldiers who were but he lifts the veil so that we may
saints. He was the companion of look upon the grandmother to whom the
Muirhead, Edkins, John and Wylie, the missionary was indebted as Timothy to
noble pioneers of Protestant Chris- Lois: this venerable old lady had read
- tianity in China. Through the dark through Dr. Adam Clarke’s Commen-
narrow streets of Tientsin we see him taries—six big volumes—three times
walking at night with the heroic Gor- before her grandson started for China!
don—the soldier having sought the ‘The portrait, which serves as a frontis-
missionary to pay a visit together to piece to the book, reveals to us a strong,
some sick man in the city. A narrative sober, kind and level-headed man—one
which is intertwined with the histories fitted by nature and grace to be a
of these colossal men and movements leader. John Innocent had the ability
cannot be otherwise than interesting to perceive the natural advantages
and instructive. which would. attend the occupation of
Both John Innocent and William Hall Tientsin; .against the wishes of Hall,
were Yorkshiremen—natives of Shef- and the original intentions of the Com-
field. When a lad of sixteen Innocent mittee, he advocated working from this
was working as a “grinder” in a fac- city in the midst of a group of streams
He. ee ee a
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Th Ne | et goal. Ae ‘a Ox ma i 4 tae
Oe tos Ot 5 SF ag h ST a. oF ae 9 i ee ga
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NSS 5 a aa % i ond ie hae Co f
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City Corner Chapel, Tientsin : Opening Service.
Reys. J. Hinds and G. T, Candlin in Pulpit, with two of the Native Pastors. (‘John Innocent,” p. 282.)
. 5

aes | |
: John Innocent
on the Yellow River. Also, when tra- mencement of a school for Chinese ;
FS velling north, he put his finger on a_ girls gives an illustration of the coura-
| sea captain’s chart noting that Yung geous, self-sacrificing and unobtrusive
| P’ing was “a likely place for an inland toils of missionaries’ wives all over
| centre.” Twenty years later this dis- China.
f | trict became the scene of mining works The account of the awakening in }
eer | and other foreign industries, and since Shantung, entitled “The Call to Lao
Bet | 1882 has been’ occupied by our Ling,” is a tale of missionary romance
P| missionaries. “The value of a life and spiritual enthusiasm, reminding us
eT lies in its achievement,’ and the of the wonderful movement among the |
S| great achievement of John Innocent Miao. The stalwart Chinese of the
S| was to choose Tientsin as a strate- North are as susceptible to the evangel
| aa gic centre, and to project the lines as the aborigines of Yunnan and Kwei-
= upon which a strong and healthy mis- Chou. China, however, must be con-
ei | sion could be built. Oh, that some one verted by Chinese, hence a_ well-
| | would treat Yunnan Fu in a similar equipped Training College is an essen-
| manner! tial factor in every mission. It was
ls = | Like his hero the biographer has an Mr. Hall who first perceived this, and,
= | admiration for the Chinese—those four by his ardent advocacy, while on fur-.
| | hundred millions of human beings with lough, raised the funds for the estab-
ee their amazing vitality and sagacity. To lishment of such an institution. He was
a some of his readers it will seem like a warmly supported in this task by his
: paradox to say, “China is the greatest colleague.
| home of religions that the world con- The domestic side of the story has
ie | tains to-day”; but in truth it is a word its beautiful lights and sorrowful
| a of genuine insight strongly supported shadows. The hearts of all readers will
: by an array of facts. Confucius, Lao- be pierced by the tragic death of Mrs.
Pe Tsze and Buddha are all schoolmasters Hall, and by the pathetic and early ~
ee | to bring the Chinese to Christ. The passing of Annie and George Innocent
| | key to the souls of these millions lies on the very threshold of their life-work.
in a possession of their language: the The pages, however, are agleam with
: Mandarin speech can be understood Christian fortitude and hope. Some-
E from Yunnan to Shantung and Chihli. times a touch of humour elicits a smile
& The difficulties of acquiring this mar- as, for instance, when the impertinent
E .vellous speech are vividly described; youth interrupted Mr. Innocent by ask-
but John Innocent was a plodder, and ing: “When did you come over to our
Bl | by dogged perseverance attained to an country,” and the elderly missionary
ie | easy intelligibility. Planted down in answered, “I came before you did.”
| | the midst of the teeming populace of How droll the comment of the evan-
=| | Tientsimn, the pioneer commenced his gelist upon the story of Ananias and
| mighty task with simple courage and Sapphira, that God must be more for-
faith. “All beginnings-are hard”; but bearing now, or where should we all
Est with determined sagacity Innocent set be! It is a high privilege to become
about securing a site for mission work. acquainted with Wang-Yi-Hua, a man:
a | Many were the disappointments he ex- “with the mind of an intellectual giant,
eed | perienced, but the magnificent proper- the heart of a child, and the holy fire
st ties and institutions now belonging to of. a saint.” Unfortunately, I fear I
| | the mission are monuments of his busi- have exceeded the space offered by the
i | ness ability. Within two years of his Editor, although I have made no refer-
eh | entering Tientsin, the missionaries had ence to the opening of Kung Pei
ee | won the first ten converts; of these, five Chapel, and have not recounted the
| became preachers. We are impressed tales of floods, famine and massacres
| by the fine type of men first won; they which are told; those who would fain
EY were for the most part men of learning, learn of these, and of the origin and
Bel | character and superior abilities. Mrs. development of the Boxer rising with
et | Innocent nobly supported her‘husband’s the records of the martyrs’ sufferings.
ie) | work, and the simple story of her com- must read the book for themselves.
| | A :

| The Debt which oak
- e e y, e
| Christians owe to Rev. W. B. LARK,
| the Heathen. President.
; HE words of St. Paul in the open- he was their debtor. The great law of
a ing chapter of his Epistle to the Christian love makes me the debtor of
Romans have much impressed every man who needs me. lam not my
me. “I am debtor both to the Greeks own. No man has any right to spend
and to the Barbarians, both to the wise life in merely seeking his own good.
| and to the unwise. So, as much as in My gifts, my capabilities, whatever
me is, I am ready to preach the Gospel they may be, belong to every man who
to you that are at Rome also.” How needs them. oe : X
_ frankly he recognizes his The commission which Paul received
OBLIGATION, from his Master made him their debtor.
“Tam debtor both to the Greeks and i e had ee ae aerke ie Aare
: s € communicated to others. nd his
to the Barbarian s, both to the ie ae oe letters show ‘that he never lost sight of
Mad he eee aa. eae his commission. In pe to the
: 3 Corinthians he speaks of the necessity
Stuy bound capmuneate to" dheit_ fd upon into peach the Coupe a
Sue: he adds, “Yea, woe is unto me, if
the Gospel of Christ; that Gospel ds , in ;
which a mec God has provided for pce Hoek RRROEA fhe
Pe ee er) at Gene Gospel in trust to communicate it to
at Sawer suffering has a right; that others. It is your dl ear duty and mine,
: ee as much as in us is,” to communicate
Gospel which he oe forth as “the the Gospel to those who have it not;
Bee codons So HOU LOR VERY Aran doing this we are bestowing no
Tie «ignorance, superstition, « and favour on the heathen, we are simply
abominations of the heathen world may SA UTENTTTTEARTTTTEEUETETTETROPET STETETEREEEEREREREneeErearecoee ~
well shock us. Read the terrible pic- LL YY
ture of heathen society presented to us LM YY
in the opening of this epistle—a more YM YY MH
appalling picture it would be impossible W!’=—ti(‘(‘ é OO Wy
to conceive. It chills us with horror as VM ET
we read it, and every word of it is true WH, i
of the heathen of our day. There can HU ES Wy)
be no question as to the need of the WY, — MM
heathen world, and St. Paul regarded YH ras eed MY
the whole heathen world as his ee Co 5 LY
WW, © fe OY
: . CREDITORS. Wy, Wii, ie one oS A
He was debtor to every man who MY a. ae A |
needed the Gospel—whether Greek or YH, ee
Barbarian, wise or unwise. Whi,
How did he come to be their debtor ? Ue cutesy My
He had received nothing from them— WU oe FS
nothing save bonds and imprisonments, - ee 4
the sneers of contempt, and the Sh ding
buffetings of persecution. How, then, 9
could he be their debtor? It was their
need, and his ability to help them that
made him their debtor. Paul had in his :
possession that Gospel, for the lack of
which they were perishing, and accord-
ing to the whole spirit of Christianity The Rey. W. B. Lark, President,

Mm ee — ee SS RR oer eh ns :
The Late Mrs. T. W. Chapman
Pe discharging a debt which we owe them. Unsanctified wealth, unsanctified intel-
el We are doing our duty, but nothing lect. Oh! for that enthusiasm. which
re || more. In urging you to support our shall constrain Christian people to bring
ie || missionary work to the extent of your their silver and gold, their gifts and
ee | ability, Iam not asking a dole at your graces, to the feet of their Divine
se) | hands, I am simply asking you to be Master, eager to have all used in His
| true to your obligations, to pay your service and for His glory.
bE | debt. At the beginning of this New Year
|| “But I certainly have a right to with- let us all, ministers and people, give
| hold my support if I choose?” You ourselves afresh to our Lord and to the
| certainly have no such right. You may blessed work of saving our fellows
eT withhold your support, it is true, but from sin and death.
fe you have not the right to do so, and in For our mission fields we pray that
ie thus withholding you will be the loser. the year before us may be one of un-
|| In the eyes of God we are debtors to precedented prosperity.
ie | those who have not the Gospel, and
E:: | it is not for us to withhold from them se
| their due. In the name of the Great
el | Redeemer, and of the perishing ones PRIZE OFFER.
Re for whom He died, I ask you to pay fi
Be your debts. A copy of ‘“‘ The Life of John Innocent’’
a 5 Pal was will be given for the best 100-word reason
b for Christian Missions.
fe | : _ A CHRISTIAN ENTHUSIAST Competitors will be required to state that
eS | in the best sense of the term. “As they have been subscribers to the
f much as in me is!” How many of us MISSIONARY ECHO for at least 12 months
: preach “as much as in us is”? How and are still taking it. Initials or nom de
ee | many of us pray “as much as in us is”? plume may be used, but name and address
BH | How many of us give “as much as in us’ must also be given. Papers to be received
is”? What rich stores of unemployed by Jan. 25th. For Editor’s address see
; material there are in the Church to-day! fourth page of cover.
| Sse sJe sje
i The Late By the Rev.
| Mrs. T. W. Chapman. W. R. STOBIE.
e N addition to what Mr. Chapman heart overflowing in sympathy with us.
says in his Notes, we quote from a ‘How long, O Lord, how long?’ My
i deeply sympathetic letter the fol- friend and brother, Mr. Hunt of the
| lowing :-— C.I.M., who conducted the services at
z | “What a day Wednesday (October the house and at the grave, gave it as
| 27th) was for us! All day long Heaven his opinion that God had evidently some
ei | wept in company with our breaking great thing to teach his Church in Wen-
e | hearts, and as the body of the first mem. Chow, that for so many years such sor-
a ber of our Wenchow band of Methodist fOWS | had been visiting the Church
A workers to be buried in our little here. ; ;
ee | foreign cemetery, was lowered into its Dr. Plummer’s first Chinese assis-
EY | last resting-place amid nearly the whole tant, Mr. Li, prayed most touchingly
foreign community, pupils and teachers at the graveside. The Chinese heart is
| from the College and the C.LM. girls’ capable of great sympathy, too.
= | school and other sorrowing and sym- “Principal Chapman is bravely, and,
eS) ||| pathizing Chinese Christians, one could I believe, wisely, making no break in
By | not but feel that weeping skies, at.a his scholastic duties. Our hearts are all
| time of the year when we looked for attuned to his in his sore bereavement.”
e | undimmed sunlight, was Nature’s great ¥ This refers to native losses, See p. 12 Ep.
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( Foreign Missionary as
e 9 ° y e hev. i
Secretaries’ Notes HENRY 1. CHAPMAN.
of the Montb. Foreign Secretary.
The To all our readers and ven ae HAPPY and wets Te
- rs : ou have friends and sunshine—and God is
New Year. an we | eee Ney away
ps . Wali yaa: appy ew But mornings of mist and fears of the gloom,
Year.” How quickly the years fly past, Bring His glory beside the loom:
and what changes the flying years ‘The eyes may have tears, the heart may
bring! To be happy in the best and ache—
highest sense in the Master’s sense of Ona day like this the threads don’t break.
> happiness—He opened His mouth and In the chilly dawn or the clouded eve,
said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, Think of the pattern you have to weave;
not craven, not mean of spirit, but Still let the shuttle be trustingly sped— = *
humble, modest, trustful! To get the For the dew in the air may help the thread :
best out of life it must be keyed to Finish the task for the Master’s sake,
that to which one of the psalmists And sing in the midst, “The threads don’t
keyed his life :— Pao
“O God, Thou art my God. Early” (this You will come to the end of the mist and
New Year and always) “will I seek Thee. gloom,
Because Thy lovingkindness is better than You will take the woven work from the
life, my lips shall praise Thee. My soul fol- loom ; es :
loweth hard after Thee, and Thy right hand. When you see the robe in its beauty shine
upholdeth me”. And trace in the light the pattern divine,
; 4 , : You will sing—with God’s morning on your
To be conscious of the “lovingkind- ways—
ness of God” in dark days and in bright “The threads did not break on clouded
days is better even than life itself with days.”
all its glorious fellowships and high —H. Ever Lewis.
possibilities. To know of a surety that
“His right hand upholdeth us,” is to Missionary Very earnestly we beg to
never grow faint nor become weary, but Sunday. call the attention both of
to find our strength equal always to our our brother ministers and
day! Blessed if in days of health we of Circuit and District missionary secre-
do with vigour the best we can, and taries to the resolution of Conference
ever in the direction of helping them anent Missionary Sunday. There is ur-
whose lot is hard, whose life is one of gent need for a more truly religious
strain and travail; and blessed if in spirit in our great missionary work
the days of sorrow and separation we and methods. In a recent article a dis-
can say: “My soul followeth hard after tinguished Church leader asks this per-
Thee.” tinent question :—
A Message for the Grey Days of the “We have been accustomed to speak con-
New Year. fidently of the triumph of Christianity, hold-
| Out of the mist that stained the hills me eee as an article of faith: But
Tedoriedesas rd Gasedd othe Sine vere Is it quite certain that the confidence on
miles De : 8 » SFCY — which our expectations were based | was
meen] thought—for the weary eyes always pe eiOHe and purely religious?
Watching the threads under leaden skies :— Yes, while we need more means, we
For the shuttle must travel to and fro, certainly need more prayer.
Tho’ the mists be heavy, and damp, and low. Conference resolution :-—
“A wretched morning,” I turned and said. “The Conference again requests that the
My fellow passenger, raising his head, second Sunday in January be observed year
Made his reply, with his look on the hills, by year in all our churches as a day of
“They don’t say that to-day in the mills. special intercession for Mission work at
You see, sir,” he added, for courtesy’s sake, home and abroad; and desires that on this
“On a day like this the threads don’t break.” day all our ministers preach special mis-
seo rule uk sent sane coe eu a sionary sermons, setting forth the obliga-

Ba | Foreign Missionary Secretaries’ Notes of the Month
be ; tions of the Church, and the need for earnest “Just a few lines to let you know how we ‘
S| | prayer and large-hearted generosity; ad- fare after the experience of the past two

ie | dresses also, where practicable, to be given weeks.

a in our Schools, ig order to interest our “I send you two newspapers, which will |
| young people, and engage their help in the give you pretty full details of the havoc
eet | work of the Juvenile Societies.” wrought by the unprecedented rains of a
4 i (NoTE.—Where the day specified is found Wee eee ose Bone Ch Our shapes fase

me) | inconvenient, it is requested that some other hun Gardon Toon Gon ehin’ Tuner
a +s’ Meeting. ? Neer |
i. 4 day be chosen by the Leaders’ Meeting.) tent and Stony Hill were in the very heart
et | . : : : of the storm, and the damage done is ver

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ze i J : ee will have seen +3 great to property, and there has been a sad

e.|.| € daily papers accounts joss of life. A mighty flood came right
Be} || || of the. devastating rains which have through our premises not less than 80 yards

all fallen in Jamaica. As we have visited wide, but did not reach the house, which

| | ‘amongst our churches, the question has_ stands a few feet above the level, but it
ie | often been asked: “Mr. Chapman, have came within a few yards of us. All our loss

. | you heard anything from Jamaica? » is confined to my books, of which fully half

Es | Up to last evening we had only been got wet and irreparably damaged. _ What

eS | ble + = Gini vinta oo: eed the character of the flood was you will get

ee UD CUO Ney ee of h Pee d some conception from the photo in one of

fe | in the papers.” We have now received the papers now sent. Over sixty inches of

‘a a letter from our veteran friend, the rain fell in twenty-four hours in one district,

= Rev. W. Griffith, the greater portion of and close upon that amount for the whole

Z -which we pass on to the readers of the east end of the island, which suffered most.

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Foreign Missionary Secretaries’ Notes of the Month e
and best leaders died. We buried her in the An We are ‘still needing a
storm the next day.” Agricultural suitable missionary to go
i : Missionary to East Africa to join our
Bey, W. Udi, See ee Needsatons< Grand Me Scie OW eos
ma g B2. hich 8st Africa. grateful to those who have
oe do. rete clone: a. Be written us on this question.
sphere of the heroic nor the tragic, but wet a gees POU Ge ee Weer
which, ote EGY unto farmer, but abe OnE ie has both
a missionary’s life, and give em- | arnt, s :
phatic reminders of limitations and knowledge and See ees
Baye ene 1 ae cone eee aie learn and with the gift and eae of
give thanks eee See Boe readjustments, and, if possible, willing
_jand fe says: | It reached “Airica nearly and fitted to help in preaching ‘on Sun.
. a week before I could get it. The 4 hen ai i REC 1 a
heavy rains prevented my getting it Gays when the See ie oe
from Rabai. It was rather hard to Is not this also a subject for prayer!
know a letter was eR colon :
near and yet I could Bo eee
not possess it. Only [RSASes tenes sc [— :
those away in a eS = x ee : ;
distant land can (a Bee Ses Se SS
fully understand the RRs oS Se
sometimes ex peri- Bi Ste SS : AS
ence, and the eager- _ BS), al tes Be OS SRS
ness with which we ee a Nase SS
look for letters.” In wo 2 SE ES
our friend’s words is fence | - A NN By
there not a very oN 4 es | ee Ae
delicate and tended a adm fk « ee fe ney ge
appeal to those who rae peat ‘ 3 } ae iain! Ke
should write, and |e Be a; ; eM J ) Poors Y
don’t do so? Vy = WA ONE Tod) jon
Both Mr and | Sa) ar ETD AQ », & eed =
Mrs. Bassett have 7 BRE 8 OE as ere a ow ae .). a
had an attack of Po = Qik Ao Betis 2
fever, but he con- —i. === = "Wi Si emer
cludes: “I am —ae pee eee a =
thankful to say my ie a eS i ey ea oe ee
wee and I are quite A wayside Inn at Ribe, Wanika. (Photo, Mr. J. J. Lory.
2 Wenchow. We regret to say that we
eo We regret to say that we Ningpo. have not yet secured a
Needed for have not yet received a successor to Dr. Jones,
Beey es reitds Suitable a for medical who retires from Ningpo in the autumn.
mission work in East We earnestly call the attention of our
Africa. Surely there are those who for medical friends to the need of our
Christ’s sake and the Gospel’s,” with Ningpo Hospital. It is a truly distin-
the needed qualifications, are ready to guished position, and offers a splendid
go to Africa, and lay both gifts and held for high Christian service to a
training on the altar of that great con- competent and well-equipped doctor.
tinent’'s needs. Would not this supply We shall be glad to receive applications.
a fitting subject for prayer on Mission- Z
ary Sunday? Wenchow. Our honoured friend. has
“The harvest truly is plenteous, but the Ber z written a beautifully Pain.
labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Stobie. pathetic letter about nin-
Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth : cipal Chapman’s sorrow,
labourers into His harvest.” but it has also a deep undertone of

: Foreign Missionary Secretaries’ Notes of the Month
sadness in re other questions. Just judgment, met in Leeds in the early
ig one sentence: “ As you know, our hearts days of December. Three offers had
| are again filled with a great sadness. been received in response to the appeal
r losing one of the brightest members of in the “United Methodist” and MIs-
: our little community, one who was SIONARY EcHo. After the most care-
ed making quite a place for herself among ful and searching examination, the Rev.
eet | the women and girls here, and was do- T. M. Gauge, of Scilly Isles, was
aa ing good work among them. How full unanimously, and cordially accepted.
| of loss this year has been to us as a May we ask the prayer of our churches
| mission! In the.former part of the on this appointment? Mr. Gauge will
| year two native ministers died whose sail, D.V., on January 18th, in s.s.
z places are yet unfilled, then Mr. Jones “Princess Alice.”
bs | left us for home, then dear Mrs. Chap-
||| man.” se
Principal We are requested, on be- Ul
Ee T. W. half of our beloved one, °
L. Chapman, to thank very warmly By the Rev. G. PACKER,
: those many friends in the ‘
S| homeland who have remembered him Missionary Secretary.
: in his trial; their letters and prayers ppeWorld The date fixed for the
| have been precious and helpful beyond onference. holding of this great Con
| words. In these expressions of appre- feces fa Eda Re a
e | ciation we reverently join. June 14th to June 23rd. All theca:
| : sionary societies will be represented, |
f ‘opines Dae ae ca : ne and the basis of representation has been |
a as 1N& fixed according to the expenditure in
Echo. churches, some new to us, ii Te heath
ed | and the warm welcome Cvangelism among purely heathen, peo- |
i | Se Gee Gceeuad: Gio a ples. The number allotted to the |
€s€é New United Methodist Church is six, and the
i churches has greatly cheered and helped gojjowing have bee nite
Eel | us. One thing, however, has surprised 7 T on a G. Pack c an “3
ee | and pained us—the little that is known Turner Meta oseoh Ward Raker
eS in not a few places of this Magazine. Tyrer, and S. P. Rattenbury, J. P.
ee iil) poet ae ao une Paes These will attend the sessions to be held |
=| | ave t ye. Hee t Be oe ae col d in the Assembly Hall; but there will |
a | SROWIdG Phu a ceOERennt oe Het ea be another series of meetings of not |
Es } en less importance to be held in the Synod
1 | known. The saddest feature of all this 7.1 day by d
is not the financial but the spiritual! Sao
| How.can people be interested in that of “ All the important subjects which fall to
| which they are ignorant, and how can be considered in the former place will be
_ ignorance be dispelled without know- de aed sy oe coca aus pene
led oan Sone OneomileR be Serousleet most distinguishe speakers at the Confer-
g seriously tO ence. They will be treated, however, not so
a | blame that any church or congregation much from the standpoint of the conduct of
| is ignorant of the EcHo. If only our the work abroad as from that of their rela-
| leaders will make it known, its circula- tion to the Home Church. The Synod Hall
| tion will be doubled, and the interest in meetings will constitute a school of mis-
; | our missions increased, and the measure ss for ects ys ee peta ace
a of their support greatly augmented. of Worzens work for misions, and lenders
: | A New The important Sub-Com- of quite encuS ieee one importance.”
Missionary mittee appointed by the The matter to which attention is now
Et | for Foreign Missionary Com- called is that twelve tickets are allotted
| Wenchow. mittee to consider offers to us for the Synod Hall meetings, and
al of service, and to take that if not taken up by March 31st they
E | prompt action in the case of such as_ will be disposed of by the Central Com-
a | might commend themselves to their mittee. Application, therefore, should
fy | 12

J Foreign Missionary Secretaries’ Notes of the Month
Yi be promptly made to one or other of the is able to move about the house, but
i y secretaries at Leeds by persons who has to be carried up and down stairs.
/. would like to. attend these meetings. How great a loss this is to the mission
if The usual facilities will be offered by perhaps only few realize. She has long
- the railways. The Central Committee been accustomed to do a great deal
4 is desirous that these meetings should for the Chinese women and girls, and
i be attended by the most representative delighted in the opportunity. And in
| delegation, as only thus can the largest the Tang Shan Circuit such work as she
i and best results be secured.* has hitherto eagerly done is sorely
i a needed. We hope that Mr. Candlin’s
| Dr. : Dr. Marshall, writing from fears will soon be dissipated, and that
Marshall’s his bed at the end of three Mrs. Candlin will be able to take up her
H Tilness. months’ illness, under date useful tasks again.
| of November 2oth, ex-
! . presses appreciation of the many ex- WuTingFu. The Rev. W. Eddon re-
i pressions of sympathy which have ports restoration to health
reached him. Heisstillextremely weak, of his wife who was seriously ill during
i and deplores the fact that he cannot at the summer. The winter’s work has
i once return to his work at Chu Chia. begun with much promise throughout
i The doctors have peremptorily ordered the extensive area covered by his Cir-
i him to England, and think that, if at cuit. The following extract has refer-
i all possible, he should leave Tientsin in ence toa special effort in the city -—
| January so as to ensure the minimum “Matters are going quietly and peaceably
ij of heat during the voyage. Dr. Mar- in our circuit. Last week was the Wu Ting
i shall is greatly troubled by this en- Fu city annual fair, and we made a big
i forced interruption of his work, but ex- thing of it. We got in all the preachers
i presses the hope that he may return to from ee PAE ane Galnerae ae
Ik : S ; _ preaching ay lor
i it after a brief period at home. long as the fair lasted, and in that way
0 Mrs. Candlin Under date of November Piguet eee the Gospel probably
Improving. 17th, the Rev. G. T. :
: : Candlin reports some little CONFERENCE OFFERINGS FOR MISSIONS.
improvement in his wife’s health. She It was much to be regretted that the
| * See paragraph on page 24.—Ep. Secretaries were not able to include a.
| | ee fs vot | ee tt
Ae ae a tang el |
, Yr Pe eas poe BE i he i" ct Ags
a ee ane, \ Neh :
ee | |
r Missionary, Pastor and Elders of the Yung P’ing Fu Church. ‘6 :
[Seated : Pastor Li Fu Ch’en. (Photo, Rev. J. Hedley,
| Standing (left to right): Mr. Chu Hung Tu, Rev. J. Hedley, and Pai Hua Yuan.|

B Extracts from my Journal
5 statement of these in the Annual Re- be fulfilled. It is intended to print a
| port. As a fact many of them were complete list in the Conference
Re not received until long after its issue; Agenda, which will be transferred to
| some of the promises indeed are yet to the Report for 1910.
| +. +
a Extracts from L—By the
: 1 Rev. C. STEDEFORD.
: | mV ourpna e (Deputation to China.)
f IN TANGSHAN CIRCUIT. time, how much our visit signified to
3 . our Chinese churches.
F \° Seer cs cas ee The service commenced with a hymn
fe 7 | of our mission on October 14 two fervent prayers, after which
= | : 20th, the day after our arrival Mr. Candlin~ introduced us, and Mr.
E | in Tangshan. Mr. Candlin had ar- Butler and I addressed the company,
: ranged for us to visit Tao-ti, a station conveying the greeting of the Home
. about six miles distant. Mr. Candlin churches, sympathizing with them in
a on a donkey, Mr. Butler on a pony, their difficulties and persecutions, and
fe | and myself in a Chinese cart, we started urging them to fidelity and persever-
=| soon after breakfast. The first ride in ance. The steward, who is an intelli-
Be | a Chinese cart makes a lasting impres- gent and active Christian, responded
ee | sion. The cart is built to accommodate with words of appreciation on behalf
ie | only one person inside; it has acover- of the Church, and then a few more
| ing, so that to get into it is something prayers brought the service to a con-
a like creeping into a dog kennel. It clusion. We lingered a while talking,
es | has no seat and no springs, and the through our interpreter, with the indivi-
= roads are as rough as nature made dual members, several of whom by long
= | them; consequently one has a constant service and persecution had proved
e | succession of thumps and bumps which their loyalty to Christ. An earnest and
aes | assail him in every quarter. After devout spirit pervaded the meeting, and
|| being tossed in this conveyance for two this, our first contact with a church com-
Pe | hours we reached the town of Tao-ti posed of recent converts from heathen-
ee where the cause of Christ has been ism, afforded ample evidence of the ,
=) | planted by our preachers. It was reality of the work of grace in their
ol market day—which means that buyers, hearts. Outside was the noise and
sellers, mules, donkeys, bullocks and shouting of the market crowd, and, in
a carts jostle each other in the narrow marked contrast, within that humble
h streets. The advent of three foreigners, sanctuary was the calm and peace pro-
two of them strangers, created consider- duced by the brooding Spirit of God.
ee | able commotion. The people surged Christ was in our midst, as He was
| around us and swarmed the little chapel manifestly in the hearts, of many
e1 | as soon as we entered. Whenthey had whose faces lighted up at the sound of
been given a little time to gratify their His name. As the company dispersed
al | curiosity all, excepting the members, we retired into the preacher’s rooms be-
| were asked to retire in order that we hind the chapel where we had refresh-
P| might hold a service. Now we found ments and an opportunity of meeting
“| ourselves in the midst of a quiet and the ladies of the house. We returned
| orderly company of church-members very much gratified with our visit to
Bt | seated with an air of eager expectancy. Tao-ti. It was our first attempt at
| | Altogether there are seventy members speaking through an interpreter, but
|| in this place, and nearly all of them Mr. Candlin served so well in that
| | were present. As we looked upon their capacity that the result was very satis-
a | earnest faces we realized, for the first factory.
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Extracts from my Journal

October 27th. Mr. Candlin had to students in residence, and they come
meet the Chinese preachers and settle from different parts of the empire. I
with them prior to the quarterly meet- have dwelt so much upon this because
ing, so we were free to make our ac- it is a small part of a great movement
, quaintance with Tangshan. Tangshan which is showing itself all over China.
is rapidly growing in importance as an Chinese stationmasters and Post Office
industrial centre. It is one of the most managers are required to know Eng-
Europeanized towns in China. The lish. It all goes to corroborate the
three chief factors in producing this statement recently made by the Japan-
result are the Mining Company, the ese prince that England is everywhere
Imperial Railway Company and the governing the world without knowing it.
_ Imperial College. In connection with The next day was given up to the
these works several Europeans are em- quarterly meeting of the Tangshan Cir-
ployed, and their residences have been cuit. It was a delight to have this
built im an English suburb of the opportunity of meeting all the preachers,
Chinese town. There are probably catechists and stewards of the Circuit.
more than fifty Britishers residing here. [pn the morning a service was conducted
In connection with the railway there are by Ch’eng Yuen Hsiang, one of the
extensive works employing .a great (Chinese preachers. In recognition of
number of men. In these works the our presence he appropriately based his
Chinese labourer gets what is equal to discourse upon the decision of Paul and
5d. or 6d. per day, and the skilled arti- Barnabas to visit the churches to see
san Is. 4d. to Is. Od. per day. In how they fared. Mr. Candlin said it
passing through these works we saw was a very good sermon, and, as far as
some cars being built with the latest one ignorant of the language could
modern convemiences and comforts. judge, he possessed the preaching gift.
China intends to have trains equal to ‘The service concluded with the Lord’s
those of any country. Supper, when I gave the address. We
In the afternoon we visited the Col- Were all conscious of a very gracious

lege which was started as a Railway influence.
panies, but is now taken over by the In the afternoon we were welcomed
and Mining College by the two com- by the quarterly meeting in_ three
‘Chinese Government, and placed under speeches. Mr. Butler replied and speci-
the direction of the Imperial Board of ally exhorted them to more effort in
Communications. The College build- the direction of self-support. I fol-
ings are elegant and substantial, new lowed with words specially addressed,
laboratories are in course of erection, first to the preachers, and then to the
and when these are completed, the stewards. The oceasion will not be soon
equipment will be all that could be de- forgotten on either side. The re-
sired. We were taken over the premises mainder of the day was given to the
by one of. the professors, a Scotchman, consideration of the best means of
and all we saw showed how determined holding revival services. It was decided
China is to secure the best training for that in each place special prayer-meet-
her sons. Instruction, board and lodg- ings should be held, and a Committee
ing, are given free to any student who was appointed to prepare a plan for an
passes the first examination after ad- interchange of preachers who would
mission, and the period for each stu- follow the prayer-meetings with special
dent is four years. All the lessons are appeals. An earnest spirit character-
given in English so that only students ized the discussion, and all seemed re-
with a knowledge of that language are solved to do their best to help forward
eligible for admission. The Principal the good work. There is great hope
is a Chinaman who was educated in for China when her countrymen are im-

America, and one of the professors is ~bued with this spirit. ,
a Chinaman trained at Cambridge, and On Friday we visited two more out-
both of them are professing Christians. stations, Feng-lo-chuang and Wang
. The other four professors are English P’au-chuang. At the former place we
or Scotch. At present there are 120 had a crowd to greet us, and the little

Ben as
eet | ||
- Extracts from my Journal
eA chapel packed for the meeting. It thoroughly enjoy it, and we soon en-
sa must be remembered that in these vil- tered into the spirit of the occasion.
| lages the chapel is only a fairly large Awaiting us were two chairs which,
||| room adapted to the purpose of asanc- after a little persuasion, we were in-
a tuary. This place had been opened duced to occupy; then lifted upon the
el | only seventeen months, but there were shoulders of the bearers we set out for
pe | seventeen members and twenty scho- the village, accompanied by Dr. Jones
| lars_ The other place we visited is a. and Mr. Littlewood mounted on don-
a small village. Sixty-six members are keys, Mr. Candlin on a pony, and
fe | reported, but, as far as we could test headed by the Chinese band. It is
e || those who met us, they are not equal many a long day since such an entry
re || to other places in intelligence or Chris- was made into Shih-men. Of course,
fe) tian instruction. Several old women the streets were lined, and Dr. Jones
i a were present whose faces: bore marks could not have adopted a more effective
| of the Chinese woman’s sorrow. A’few way of letting everybody know that his
i | lads present seemed deeply interested, dispensary was to be opened. When
|| and we addressed words especially to we got to the chapel the band gave its
r j them. We returned with bodies tossed loudest blasts, and, in addition, number-
e in the cart, but minds grateful and at less crackers joined in the ear-splitting
ie | rest. business. We found a retreat behind
a IN YUNG P’ING CIRCUIT. the chapel where Mr. Littlewood had
| October 30th. The next day we _ prepareda splendid repast. This meal
et were to have an entirely new experi- over, we had to meet the mandarin of
i ence. We rose at five to catch an early the district, who had come several miles
bs / train to Shih-men where a dispensary to add his dignity to the function. It
rE 4 was to be opened. Shih-men is an ex- was our first encounter with a mandarin,
| tremity of the Yung P’ing Circuit, our and we were wishful to know how to
Fe | most northerly Circuit in China. We deport ourselves so as not to offend
| were welcomed at the station by Dr. Chinese taste. We had our instructions
ee | Jones, Mr. Littlewood, a Chinese band and decided to let Mr. Candlin go first,
es and a salute of Chinese crackers. It and simply do as he did. But alas! for
| | was some time before we could believe the best-concerted plans. As Mr.
es we were the centre of all this din and Candlin entered the room to salute the
e | uproar, but everybody seemed to mandarin he did not notice the board
||| sine a

es jae ee LITT 3 rea : Be ; i
ia teed | ee a ON te gy CEE i et |
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| ;

a :

| Our new Shih-men Dispensary. (Photo, Rav. G. P. Littlewood.

i | (Dr. Fletcher Jones in the doorway, assistants on right, and a few patients near the end.]

| 16

Three Great Missionary Needs

across the threshold, and, catching his get inside the building. The first part
foot in this piece of wood he spread of the performance was for Dr. Jones
f, himself in a most abject manner at the 9, Tecelve from the village elders cer-
feet of his worship. We could not ho tain banners expressive of their appre-
c P ROK 20pe ciation of his work among them. Then
to copy that example and maintain the fo}lowed the addresses from foreigners
same dignity and composure as Mr. and Chinese, including the mandarin
Candlin, so we presented ourselves who declared his faith in the dispen-
more like Britishers who feebly imitated sary, and urged the people to avail
Chinese etiquette. The next thing themselves of thé opportunity it pre-
was to take our seats, which is no small sented. It was my honour to declare
performance to do in Chinese style. the dispensary open, and in doing so
Every one persists that the others must open the way to health and happiness
sit before him, all the while gradually for the people.of Shih-men. The man-
lowering himself to the sitting posture darin himself was the first to receive
so that as nearly as possible everyone treatment, and, in proof of his good
shall reach the seat at the same instant. will, he left twenty dollars as a dona-
That performance is quite as much as_ tion. Immediately after the function
ordinary English patience can endure, the cameras came into requisition, and
especially if it comes three or four the band made another demonstration,
times a day with the same individuals. and thus opened a new epoch in the

The mandarin was exceedingly vivaci- history of Shih-men.
ous, and treated us with great courtesy To-morrow we are starting down the
and cordiality. Presently we were Grand Canal, visiting stations on our
ready for the opening ceremony Only way to the Chu Chia centre of our

a fortunate fraction of the crowd could missionary operations.

Se se ; Se
1 1 C.E. Topic
Three Great Missionary for January 3eth.

e y the
Needs: Prayer, Men, Money. Rev. JAMES ELLIS.
LL great movements first enter tian activity any lack of men or means
into, then (if they be fortunate) must be seriously detrimental, if not
pass out of, the stage of tenta- fatal. What must the effect of an un-
tive construction. Initial statement and wise retrenchment be on our brethren
criticism are requisite before any social, at the front? And what must the home
political or religious venture can become critics think of frequent passionate
an accomplished, approved fact. The appeals for funds to carry on the nor-
battle for the missionary idea was mal work abroad? The flowing tide—of
fierce and long, as Carey learned full men and money—would do much to
well. Even to-day there are large convert the half-interested_ thinkers
areas of Christendom where missionary about missionary matters. Not all can
propagandist work is urgently required. adequately play the part of apologist
But the main need is not for a convin- for missions: but who in the C.E.
cing apologetic: it is rather for quiet movement is unable to pray and give
consecration on the part of those who and work? And it may some day trans-
believe that the Lord’s commission is pire that Christian Endeavour will play
still binding. Without ceasing towinre- a prominent part in furnishing workers
cruits for the army of missionary enthu- for China and Africa. What the Stu-
siasts, there is ever more and more need dent Volunteer Movement is doing in
for those who are fully persuaded to the Colleges, C.E. may do amongst the
constantly “vote supplies” for workers non-professional classes. We must
in the foreign field. Now that the give ourselves to prayer, and pray

work has become part of modern Chris- until we give ourselves.

SS See ee ee ee 3
, The Watchtower. EDITORIAL.
| E commence the seventeenth In asking our missionary secretaries
| volume with a sense of some for a list of addresses of our workers |
| discouragement, but with a abroad this Society desires us to state
fe | cheerful hope that the “winter of our that they are willing to make free |
ae | discontent,” may be succeeded by grants of the Scriptures to missionaries
be “slorious summer.” Our circulation working in foreign lands.
| has grown during 1909, but not as it “Their one great object is to get the Scrip-
fe 1] should. Mr. Chapman draws attention tures circulated amongst those who do not
: i to this in his notes, and space forbids Possess them, as they are the power of God
Bent, ° . ; 2
| repeating it. We are grateful for all unto, salvation:
: i who have helped us—and they are ||| many. We do not hesitate to say that (, 9%
| we ought to send into our Circuits The Love-suffused Way.’
|| month by month 25,000 copies. Weare _ «Tyr love-suffused Way of the Cross ”
ee | yet far below this ideal. It would only —“This tincture, ‘ For Thy Sake ’” must
| be an average of about sixty per Cir- steep :
e" cuit. Life and heart, seen and unseen, “sink
| NEW YEAR WISHES. _ deep,
ie For the reason hinted at above we ac- Ere we count the world’s gear but as dross.
ee cept Mr. Chapman’s graceful words as In the Love-suflused High Way — the
ie ours. Never was so much material King’s! ; : :
ee | crowding upon us. May God bless all Treading warm in the print of His feet,
ie ‘| our readers! Like the page, when the storm-fury beat,
es | % Breathing rose-fragrance, who would want
| THE LATE MRS. T. W. CHAPMAN. wings! :
P| We print a touching tribute from Oh, the gloom—Are they roses, or blood?
et] Mr. Stobie on another page. It was But the thorns are a sign of their wealth!
||| || most unpardonable that in our reference And the bittersweet scent is for health,
| last month we spoke of this as the first In the Way yet but half understood.
ie | loss of a European worker at Wen- EL. SIE.
: chow. Our dear friend Mr. Galpin *An unconscious poetic line—Dr. Smerdon (M.E., Novy-
if points out that for the moment we had ember, 09, p. 249)—detected and expanded.
iB. | forgotten Robert Exley. Our sym- Be EEE
ae) } 1
ail pathy was so great and the pressure of ae
|i time so urgent that the revered name |
E | had completely passed from our
|| memory. Exley passed away June 8th, 4
&| | 1881. His portrait appears in_ our Mi
= | volume for 1906 (page 129), and there, Pei: ie
=| and in his volume, “A Mission in oe ae oe
ei |. China,” the Rev. W. E. Soothill tells ee
ei the story of the sad event. Mr. Galpin ane guide oN
| Breaks) Glan oi Excess
eA | “JT have Exley’s portrait over my study EN ge pee sg
ie fire-place. He was as good and as clever pet eee ty eee a
ie as any of our Wenchow men, and he suffered ses aap. A Re ae sa aes
é| more and endured it nobly.” Core amen ee i. (fh
iE _The Friends Foreign Mission Asso- Legere? ee NN
E | ciation send us a copy of a pretty mis- hae OWN AY a
= | sionary calendar which they issue at Te fF 1 v7
| 6d., 7d. by post. They will be supplied a a ee
a at 5s. 6d. per dozen post free. No tome Be at) ,
Hi more suitable present to a class in al Ty ee,
ata school could be found by a teacher. hese Boke
ei (15 Devonshire Street, Bishopsgate, A UGuhtaa header:
3 2) “ me ggar-patient,
| E.C., or from the Publishing House.) (Photo, Dr. Fletcher Tones.
| 18
a |

The Women’s Missionar
ege y
L Auxiliary. A New Departure.
r CORY oie ee ee a branch (Miss Fanny Ashworth) has
E rejoice very sincerely in the been elected President of the United
decision of the Council of the Women’s Auxiliary. The women in
Auxiliary to utilize our pages the foreign field representing this sec-
for their valuable news. The resolution tion are :—
referred to in the subjoined report of Miss Boardley, Wenchow.
their meeting is as follows :-— Miss Murfitt, Ningpo.
“That the offer of the Editor of the EcHo :
to allow us the use of two pages per month METHODIST NEW CONNEXION WOMEN’S
be accepted, and that such pages be used MISSIONARY AUXILIARY, 1900.
_ principally for foreign news.” During the year this Auxiliary has
The newly-formed Council goes raised the sum of £473. It has a_sub-
forth, we trust, with triple strength. stantial balance in the General Fund,
Each of the sectional organizations has "OW amounting to £1037. The amount
done good and solid work. raised, with a slight encroachment on
In our number for May, 1907 (p. 102) the capital, has been used directly for
we reviewed the Auxiliaries of the B.C. the support of the following women
and M.N.C. sections. This was before Mussionaries .—— ; i
the Uniting Conference had been held, Miss Cook, Ning Ching.
as will be seen. Then in March, 1908 Miss Roebuck, Yung P’ing Fu.
(pp. 59-64), we had articles on the three Miss Turner, Ning Ching.
sections of the three secretaries, who Besides these the final report shows
are the secretaries now—Mrs. Vivian, nineteen native women, detinitely en-
Mrs. Balkwill, Miss Stacey. It may be gaged in women’s work in the name of
well now to note each of the three in the Auxiliary. Of course, this applies
this its closing year, and we will take also to the others, but the names are
them in the order of age. not separately given.
We very heartily pray for the Divine
BIBLE CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY blessing on the threefold work thus
DO eas happily united.
This is easily the eldest, and the re-
port presented to last Conference is in- Eee en eames
teresting reading. The League has A meeting of representatives of the
died to live again, and it will be seen late sections of the Auxiliary, convened
from the report below that Mrs. Balk- by the Revs. Henry T. Chapman
will, its secretary, is one of the secre- and G. Packer, was held at_ Shef-
taries of the United Council. The total field November 4th. It was fraught
receipts in its last year were £766, and with special interest inasmuch as
the expenses were only 418 14s. 6d. its object was to elect the first United
The women working in the West China Council of the Auxiliary, whose officers
district supported by this Auxiliary are : —Miss Ashworth, President ; Mrs. In-
Dr. Lilian Grandin, Chao Tong Fu. nocent and Mrs. Wakefield, Vice-Presi-
Miss E. M. Squire, B.A. - dents ; Mrs. Vivian, Council Secretary ;
Miss L. O. Squire, B.A. Miss Stacey, Foreign Correspondent
i : fy Secretary, and Mrs. Balkwill, Publica-
METHODIST FREE CHURCH LADIES’ tion Secretary, had been appointed by
MISSIONARY AUXILIARY, 1899. ee Plymouth poe The Coun-
This has had'a vigorous and growing il consists of one representative for
existence. It ose Wilh a embers each District (including the Secretaries)
of 5,425, covering ten of the eighteen with nine co-opted members. The fol-
Districts: it raised last year in mem- lowing ladies were elected to serve:
bership fees £135, and for the General Mrs. Round, Mrs. Eayrs, Mrs. Black-
Fund 4993. The President of this * See printed “ Minutes,” p. 288.—Epb.

# Women’s Missionary Auxiliary

| more, Mrs. Midgley, Mrs. Capey, Mrs. Miss Stacey stated that in response
be Grimshaw, Mrs. Whyatt, Mrs. Brook, to her appeal she had received 140
ai Mrs. Purvis, Mrs. Butterworth, Miss pounds of goods for China—hospital
|| Weddell, Mrs. Chester, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. supplies, toys, books and wearing ap-
ee | Hall, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Bainbridge, parel, and with one parcel a 45 note
eo | Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Down, was enclosed.
|| Mrs. Grist, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Knight, It was resolved to form an organiza-
| Mrs. Rushworth, and Mrs. Ward. The tion of the Auxiliary in each District,
| President and Secretaries were elected in order to promote deeper and wider
aa to serve on the Foreign Missionary imterest in our foreign missions, and
e Committee. A vote of thanks was to ask for the sympathetic co-operation
e || - accorded to the three General Secre- of all our branch officers to carry this
et) taries for their valuable help in promo- resolution into effect.
| Say ting the Union of the Auxiliaries, and We were kindly entertained at tea
iE sincere sympathy was expressed with by the W.M.A. of Hanover Chapel,
ie | Mr. Chapman and his family in their where the meeting was held. Mrs. J.
| sad bereavement. Baker presided, and inspiring short ad-
| It was resolved to accept the offer of dresses were given by Mrs. Eayrs and
|| the Editor for the use of two pages of Mrs. Wood.
Be | the EcuHo for information connected A vote of sincere thanks was accorded
ee with the Auxiliary, but as this was felt to all the friends by whom we had been
Be to be scarcely adequate for the Home so kindly entertained. during our visit.
ees) and Foreign news now citculated among E. BALKWILL.
Re the branches it was decided, after long
| discussion, to continue for the present, aS ieee
al at deb the ney Circular ce
| and quarterly “Messenger,” in districts
| Shes a strong desire had been ex- OUR FRONTISPIECE.
fe | pressed ‘to this effect. There is presented with this number a
e| | A resolution was also passed asking Supplement showing Past and Present
aa the Foreign Missionary Committee to Treasurers.
ee |i || give immediate and sympathetic atten- Extra copies of this, on card suitable
| tion to the Girls’ School at Chao Tong, for framing for vestries and homes, may
ae which has recently been undermined by _ be obtained of the Editor, at 2d. post free.
be | flood. (Address on cover.)
a US») 9 gee ey om aka
a is 4 3 ae nila) oh?
: j ja ee €3 beirae den iss “ ee B Re ee | a a ie a bh , oe
i NW ey , : eee
( At the Luddendenfoot W.M.A. Anniversary. (Photo fer Rev.’A. E. Burton,
i (These young people were dressed to represent nations about which they recited.]
| 20

Farewell to Messrs. aoe
Pollard and Hudspeth. rev. warter watt.
LEEDS DISTRICT. the world to whom Jesus, as Christ, was
i VALEDICTORY service and meet- unknown. But such a number bewilders
A ing were held in the Market Street us. Let us reduce it to its simplest terms.
Pa. Church, Wakefield, on November One and one make two. That simple pro-
S 9th. The Rev. S. Pollard preached position covers all. Who is the one? You!
a the afternoon, and was assisted in the Who is the other? The other I have met in
service by the Rev. W. H. Hudspeth, mis- strange places where you were not!
sionary-elect for China. Mr. Pollard de- Can I draw you to the other by some pic-
eer dL Geant ee a tures of life in China? First picture. A
support missions for the sake of the mis- Woman lying on a rough bedstead. Beside
sionaries. All apologetics for missions which her on the floor is a little new-born baby,
did not begin and end with Christ crucified naked, dirty, uncared for. The door is
were absolutely worthless. We sometimes opened. In walks a man and abuses the
heard people quoting what Lord Curzon or woman as she lies there. He is the hus-
the Ex-President of the United States had band. The little one on the floor is a girl.
said about missions, as though they had That is the cause of his anger. How the
new evidences for missionary work. But mother would have prized the word of sym-
what they said was of little consequence. pathy and love that never came! When the
One Person dominates everything. If all husband leaves the room, the mother, in
thinking men in the world said He was her perplexity, her anxiety, her ignorance,
wrong, He would be right, and they would takes the child, pours a cup of Chinese
be wrong. We were in danger of overlook- wine down its throat, and murders it. Then
ing Him. When saw we Him an hungred? the little one is thrown over the city wall
It was a startling surprise that He was at and eaten by the dogs. That little child
the back of it all, is the other one. But you were not there.

Statistics were sometimes quoted. Well, Where you were needed, and might have
there were a thousand millions of people in Deciiee ab Cle the sisters—there you were

not !

Nie sean tm nemo aoc Second picture. There is a
Usps . : -. Chinese mandarin of high character.
(eae ; on Seed | Yo the surprise of everybody, he is
i . : Cae : ‘| stricken down, and comes to the en-
Freeie : : : * trance of that door through which
i : : pie tae iin s 4 all will have to pass. No one is
{ : ss there to speak a word of comfort to
hy : : eel cern t | him. And these words come from
: js ug oer | his lips: “Alone I came into this
aera ee Boer . ~ |... | ~ world of light, and alone I go into
[seen ee sore anes ; iene : , the world of darkness.” And he
i ne : ba ae -. went—alone! That man was the

: ; ; Te oen| Other. Where were you?

TEI ty ; ee ee Third picture. Outside a Chinese
| ROR a dea ee | 6=house, sitting on a form at the foot
eS Sm ee bee oof a whitewashed wall, is a little girl

Bg poe a ewer | about fourteen years of age. She is

ha! eee BEI GES, oe ge ‘ very ill. This is her story. A few
Roney ened | ee ae ae ~=soyears before, she lived in one of the
tae: eS de ——aN —wrmmmenesi villages. A man came; had an in-
ee esa ag eal terview with her father; talked ex- :

7 apps eee YS yi So oa | citedly: the stranger passed money

ae ages epee Ye r= ae} | into the father’s hands; the bargain
Se eee es Fi was complete. pane fees fetched

ee | a a the little girl from her playmates;
Lager nam ene eetS th es, © Sees = handed her over to the man. There
ny ——— WE were no ae in bse oan ace
a ee See §=©60 she was his own child. e little

: Ste ee ae | ~=—sogiirl began to be afraid. She cried

: i oes on, Wt 's 2. and struggled. There-was no one to

% Fannin Sse ah cach es Ry oa help her. The man took her away.

The Mission House Stone Gateway. (See p. 24.) I could tell you all that took place,

I._The Framework of the House, but you could not. bear to listen.

ready for raising. But some people have to live through


e| Farewell to Messrs. Pollard and Hudspeth
e it. For a few years that little girl was in He goalone? Are you not going to stand
a hell. She was the other one. I didn’t see by His side? Let us make up our minds that
ae you there. He shall not stand alone in this world. May
aa Fourth picture. I saw the other one on we never have to ask these questions:
| another occasion. He was a brilliant “When saw we Thee an hungred, or
E i Chinese student. “What can I do,” he athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick,
Bet | asked himself, “to save my countrymen?” or in prison, and did not minister unto.
ere He had read all the old classics, but had Thee?” Brethren, He is everywhere. May
ee | found no light in Confucius or Mencius. He we see Him.
me Hl remembered what he had read of Western _ At the close of the service questions were,
ie i nations; of their immense armies, navies; invited and answered by Mr. Pollard.
ie ||| of conscription. “Is that the way to make Tea was afterwards partaken of in the
a my country great?” He comes to the con- schoolroom, which was crowded. The tea
FE ‘| clusion that it is the only way! What that was generously given by the churches in
ait conclusion means for the world, no one can. the Market Street Circuit.
3 i Wa imagine! He is the other. I did not see At seven o’clock a well-attended meeting
| you there. was held in the church. Mr. John Cooling,
es ||| But these disappear. Still there is Another of Wakefield, who presided, was supported
| One. Who is He? I never look on His by the Revs. H. T. Chapman, President-
an face without being ashamed of myself. He Designate; George Packer; B. Dutton,
i has a crown of thorns. I see great blood chairman of the District*; E. Hogg; S.
e} drops streaming down His forehead, and as_ Pollard; W. H. Hudspeth; Councillor B.
ee || he stretches out His hands in a convulsive Lockwood, District missionary secretary,
a | way, I can see the print of the nails again. and others. The Rev. George Packer offered
Ea | Then I realize that behind all those, there prayer.
Be) stands One only, and He is our Jesus. So The Rev. W. H. Hudspeth said that very
| often He stands—all alone. And we hear little that was extraordinary attached to his:
ie Him saying again, in words we don’t like decision to go to China. A few years ago
es to hear, “I am treading the winepress a desire to be of use to Jesus Christ made
| alone.” A look of anxious, earnest, eager him become a preacher; the same desire
Be longing is on His face. What is He long- made him later on become a minister; and
| ing for? He is longing for you. Why don’t the same desire now made him become a
| i you go and stand by His side? Are we to missionary. There was no distinction to be
fe | | | let our Christ walk alone through this world? made between the calls. To treat the home
fe || Is there no one to stand by His side and ministry as a normal fulfilment of the work
= | comfort Him unless He always stands at and the foreign ministry as an exceptional
ie | - home in England? If He goes abroad, must fulfilment, for which exceptional equipment
S| was required, was,
|) || 5 See CDIGG, LRTI IT ae in his opinion, a
aia Scapa a ek ee A mistake. The chal-
ei : Srp: eS : tenee of thie
||| Ke GO may: gt ec ea a evangelization of the
fe | aie eine Baie a Ra Od aR ai world in this gene-
q | : Pe i eae ee a eae ration,” made him
e| | tke. lela mies 1 ena ae one ee join the ranks of
e| ea tiibiae es are is ; eters i een ae the missionaries.
BF! |) sae as es 5 i vit ese That. evangelization
Bi ; ee Ale Hes : a hate eee could and ought to
ti) || as er — aoa ere be done. We have
ie ||) ; a aR ae already been guilty
F ; : Beata re ae : " of committing the
F : 5 i i: i a heathen to succeed-
a pest. 7 r 5 earner tego Se ing generations.
i i RTT te a i os + Sh a But we must: evan-
H 5 le See ak Ee ae gelize them.
Fy EF ie ay | ee ates The Rev. S. Pol-
me) iI fare ip Se 4 hs 5 bla ish tee oe 4 lard began by say-
i } 2g nace » Teli ir aera emer aiammre (ie ing something
H | UE Saharan a mia POET Rigg. nas sage Yt about what he
4 F Lee: eho ae (ft & " Lt fled 1
t RRL SION Ty sd feecdiags as sth ae called an unpleasant
5 Ue ee gg nen ae Te subject—money. To
f a DSi Ta rs aa YE EI ae get money was one
fi j eaten ee pe Mle) ECTS kL aan me
i 2.—Putting up the first section of the framework. * Who passed away Nov-
f Some are pushing with ladders and planks, others pulling with ropes. ember 29th.—Ep.
: 22 ‘
; .

Farewell to Messrs. Pollard and Hudspeth
of the objects of the valedictory services. land away from everywhere except from
They wished to work their passage out to Heaven. There they built a thatched chapel,
China.* Last night they got as far as Lake a little room for him, and schools for them-
Baikal in Mid Siberia. They were in the selves. The work amongst the Miao was

b tunnels. around that lake. It was a dark only six years old.

} spot. They were very cold and didn’t want Mr. Pollard closed with an appeal to
to stay there. They wanted a good lift that them to do what they could—and to do
night towards the land of sunshine. it for Jesus, who was at the back of all the

People, he went on to say, criticized mis- work.
sionary work. They said Chinamen were

| not worth saving. A famous newspaper
correspondent, who-was a doctor, once said HERE FOLLOWED THE LATE
to him that, as a medical man, he knew REY. BRAMWELL DUTTON’S
that opium was a bad thing for anybody VALEDICTORY ADDRESS.
to constantly take; but Chinamen were such ;

a bad lot of people that to send them opium
was a gift of Providence to kill them’ off. :
But had it not been for the love and kind- se Dee an Ue ee re ae ee
thee ohne caine, ve would a nae been stirred by his valedictory prayer, and went
ke iz ear 5 e ae is hie more out to him and his, to the brethren who were
than | OC e eee SeRDCOR Cee: : leaving us, and to all the brethren abroad, as
It was given to missionaries to see things he Jaid before God “the strain of tragedy ”
that the majority do not see. In the begin- that runs through our missionary enter-
ning of the great Miao movement, people prises for Him.
came in great crowds. After forty, he had A vote of thanks, moved by Councillor B.
to begin to learn two new languages and te Lockwood, and seconded by the Rev. W.
preach in a different way. They gave the Stephen, to the Revs. H. T. Chapman, B.
people St. Mark to read. They kept on Dutton, S. Pollard, W. H. Hudspeth, the
reading sometimes until two o’clock in the choir and organist, and to the Wakefield
Orne : Circuit for providing the tea, b ht
A heathen landlord gave them ten acres of Penta pune to a ‘close. eres:
i: Rag AeA Ss Bai [The Revs. S. Pollard and W. H. Huds-
Bees es Pollard’s article in “ United Methodist,” Dec. peth Se inaiipecembeL 4th,—ED.]
/ a i a ets | —_
ee ad led |
c ee a
erga aS fa eat YI hehe ath SS /
aCe are MEY ae bone BE Neen A je Seicaay
ei f : ‘g . Boek 9 Bid, ae coh 3 By ate a FP ve 4 “és
aH Aa oy ‘ “ \ uf oN ie ae esis sag
a ) 1 now LEE YS lies eT,
ee ee a eee
SK ce 2 OTe p Vw an , fee ‘ ie tae i
‘ > eee ee at =: i alee ene, Sie 2) Es a
wee aaa Dy Ces See, ras i G
3.—Fastening together the first two sections.
4 23 z |
: |

ee ‘fg ee
||| FTER the era of “the wonderful good-bye to the little £5 house and re-
a £5 house” at Stone Gateway, moved into the new premises they re-
ees has come a time when the joiced indeed. This remarkable series
. missionaries are sheltered in such a Of photographs, taken by Mr. Parsons,
tl way that they need not fear con- Top eset He putting up of the Sree
| Rent attaches GF cheuiatism: and « “Pamework around. wach the wallesare ‘
| eee oe 3 built. The timber was all brought, at
et consequent inability to do good mis- a great expenditure of strength, from
: sionary work. In response to an 4 Wooded hill eight miles away where
E appeal from the field the sum of the mission owns over 1,000 fir trees.
|| #100 was granted from the funds of Friends at home would never imagine
[a the late B.C. section, and with this a the difficulty we had in getting those
| house has been erected in a magnificent heavy wooden pillars up and down the
| position. The Rev. H. Parsons has had hills and along narrow roads with cor-
the oversight of the building in addi- ners most difficult to negotiate. I am
e tion to all his other work, and reports sure all friends are glad that at last
il say that the house is very comfort- there is a comfortable though small
| able. When Mr. and Mrs, Parsons said missionaries’ home at Stone Gateway.
. a
| \
= | I one who has made a serious siOnary societies to discuss problems of
bi | study of the scope and plan of policy and administration, while in the
| the World Missionary Confer- Synod Hall the subject will be viewed
i ence, which meets in Edinburgh in from the standpoint of those who are
Be | June of next year, can doubt that the Workers for the missionary cause at
e | event may mark an epoch in foreign for The Proceaae in the Synod
5 | issionary work. It would obviously all will be as vitally important gs
Ei | a oo ae those in the Assembly Hall, and the
i be unwise to attempt to anticipate the Churches should send to the associate
i] results of the long and exhaustive en- Conference the best and ablest of their
i] quiries being conducted by the eight workers. Doubtless these are the
| Commissions of the Conference, but busiest men in the Churches, but just
aH there is every reason to expect that hecause of that, because it is an indi-
| these enquiries will lead to a sounder ation of their capacity for leadership,
/ constructive policy, and will shed much they should be urged to make a special
aul fresh light on administrative problems. — effort to go to the Edinburgh meetings.
Wal But if the Conference is to achieve any [ocal Auxiliaries will be well advised
| lasting good—if it is to be not an end to induce their best workers to attend
3 | but a beginning—it must result ma the Conference in order that its full
| deepened sense of responsibility on the jmpulse may be transmitted to every
| part of the Home Church. The Church part of the country. With a view to
must feel the call of the present amaz- making the Associate Conference
i ing opportunity, and be aroused to a thoroughly representative, a propor-
true sense of its world-wide mission. tionate number of places have been
il Accordingly a series of parallel meet- ajlocated to each of the missionary
a ings are being planned for workers at societies, and the assignment of these
| the home base. These meetings. will places has been left entirely to them,
(| not be an overflow Conference; their nd all applications for tickets should
H purpose is fundamentally different. In be made to the missionary society with
i] | the Assembly Hall there will meet the which the applicant is connected.
| | ; official delegates of the various mis- (Seo\Nie Packeweincles paig)
| | 24

The United Methodist Church.
Extracts from By "the |
@ (Deputation to China.)
CHU CHIA. in the trees, the mud-built villages and
November 19th.—There is no virtue the cemeteries surrounded with cypress
in early rising when one sleeps in a_ groves. We covered twenty-four miles
Chinese inn. We rose at 4.30, hadtaken in six hours, and about noon we en-
breakfast and packed up bed and bag- tered Chu Chia, and very soon received |
gage, and were on the road to Chu Chia the warm welcome of Mrs. Hinds, Miss
before 6. The sky was still bright with Turner and Miss Cook, and_experi-
clear shining stars. We welcomed the enced the delightful contrast between
dawn, for the air was keen and cold, the accommodation of boats and inns |
and it was some time after the sun and the genial hospitality of an English
appeared that we were willing to put home. 5
off our warmest wraps and rugs. The There is a large staff of Chinese mis-
\ road was a ;
very good one ,
according to ; ‘ ae ee ee
the Chinese |: Wie tee Nea
standard, See Ne. VII 8 auc
whi WG ea ee ese | |
means the at e % SS Sc ae : |
two feet Res SEARING HOSE Scag Ae ae 2 iim |
deep, and FO Re WE He
uae eeu if mee ee p/ yen
peril of being eH — Pein een Lah :
pt e.c 1p 1 ae ee a4 ait
tated over an | : oI = ie al 3 Ay ad ll
ugly bank. jC tee} So a eG a ie ek ere sith a
Our course [igpiiests) <\/ec=caccc= eens Gee - ee a
crreirecgis [eee Ieee BRA leeds
i not the slight- ee Na a
est und a a- (eo Ss ee
t10ny an d Rn oe eg ne Ae ee
where the § a a Ba eNO Alaa Ge
only variation The Deputation to China.
im the land- 3 (A heathen temple at Tang Kuan Tun converted into a United Methodist Church,
scape 1S found where I preached on Sunday, November 14th.—C. Stedeford.)
Fepruary, 1910.

=| , ENS SSR
|| Extracts from my Journal
pet sion workers at Chu Chia, including four the conveyance ready to start on
hospital assistants, the pastor of the another day’s jolting over Chinese
| church, and two teachers. Early inthe roads. This time my companion
|| afternoon these came in a body to was Dr. Robson, who had come
a accord me their welcome,* which ap- from Wuting Fu to escort me thither.
|| peared to be most hearty and sincere. The tedium of the journey was relieved
| It is an event in their history to by pleasant converse, and at noon we
he | receive a visitor sent by the English made a halt at a village called Chang
F ill churches and they are evidently much Wang Chuang, where our advent |
| impressed by it. attracted a promiscuous crowd. We
|| I took the opportunity of visiting the had a few words with the members we
Bl || various institutions before sunset. First met and also addressed the crowd that
a of all I was taken eee the hospital thronged the doors. An inn furnished
esi || where the Chinese staff is doing its the usual accommodation for the mid-
fe ||| best in the absence, through illness, of day repast. It is interesting to take a
| Dr. Marshall. Nearly all the beds meal in the presence of about thirty
| were occupied, and we were informed spectators, who throng the door and
; i that a good number of out-patients are venture as near as they dare to inspect
S| treated each day in the dispensary. I all that goes on. They were quite
ail visited the schools. In the elementary ready to receive the fragments that
e | school there are 11 boys under 14. In_ were left. Passing through the village
ie the middle school there are 12 youths we saw a Punch and Judy show, like
Ba whose ages range from 16 to 24. I the English type, with only a difference
| had a talk with the students and found in the style of the puppets. There was
a on enquiry that they were all hoping a crowd watching the performance, and
=| to become preachers. This seems to there was a loud roar of laughter when
| be the highest ambition that is open they saw us stop and manifest our
| to the sons of our Christian homes. amusement, as though they thought it
| Next I visited the girls’ school, in was a great joke for them all to be ©
eal charge of Miss Turner. There are 34 caught enjoying anything so ridiculous.
i girls in this school, and they are drawn These villages deserve a brief de-
| from all parts of the mission, some of scription. The dwellings are built
@| them coming from Yung P’ing, 200 entirely of mud which gives them a
S| miles distant. Many of them cannot very dingy appearance. Mud is the
S| go home more than once a year in the only material in this district to use in
aii summer. Those who live near enough building. There is no stone and no
| for their parents to fetch them in carts clay. But the mud can be burnt into
Bhi are able to go home for the vacation a decent brick, and any special build-
a at the Chinese new year. The girls ings are constructed of these mud-burnt
mihi were bright and cheerful and constitute bricks. At the entrance to the village
Wa a happy family under Miss Turner's a little idol’s house may be seen; the
i maternal care. They had been well idol is supposed to prevent, misfortune
(| taught the lesson which I think must entering the village. And just outside
i be the most difficult for the Chinese to the village there are open-air threshing
i learn, and that is how to keep them- floors where grain is still threshed in
A | selves clean. At my request they the most ancient manner. As one
| favoured me with a hymn and the sing- passes down the main street women
/ ing was the best I have heard in China. may be seen spinning cotton and others
One likes to think of the possibilities with a home-made loom doing some
; for good to be found in a school of weaving. The Chinese are an open-air
| this kind. Miss Turner has good people; they bring all their work out
i reason to be proud of her opportunities of doors. A glimpse into their homes
| and of the manner in which she is shows there is everything to_ induce
improving them. them to prefer the open air. There is
November 20th—-The dawn of day 10 idea of taking precautions to protect
found me once more mounted in_ life or limb. You see wells, cesspools,
| alee ie a anek ughy: pits, aim places. witere persons
i } * Mr. Butler away in Shansi, see p. 38. might easily fall into them. At this
| 26

A Extracts from my Journal
time of the year, just after harvest, the a language we can all understand, and
men have little to do, and many of they eloquently expressed their plea-
them may be seen squatting on the sure. I was immediately escorted to
sunny side of the house smoking their the schoolroom, where the tables were
long pipes. One is rather impatient to laden with choice dainties, and where
see so many men doing nothing when I, in company with Mr. and Mrs.
so much needs to be done to make Eddon and Dr and Mrs. Robson, had:
their habitations decent and comfort- the pleasure of taking tea with our
able. But as they are contented, I sup- Chinese brethren. Pleasant words were
pose the foreigner has no right to spoken on both sides, and then I was
complain. allowed to retreat to the comfortable
Late in the afternoon Wuting Fu seclusion of Dr. Robson’s home.
came in sight. It is a walled city which
stands four-square, but I should say Eee CIRCUIT:
that is the Say respect in which it has Sunday, November 21st—-The day
the remotest resemblance to the New: of rest was all the more welcome
Jerusalem. The mission compound because it brought a cessation from
stands on a slight eminence just out- Chinese travel.
side the Southern gate. We discerned The morning service attracted a
on a point of vantage a young man who large congregation, the greater part of
was waiting to herald our approach. which was drawn from surrounding
He no sooner caught sight of us than villages, some persons travelled twenty
he mounted his donkey and galloped to thirty miles to attend. I counted it
back to inform the waiting company. a great privilege to address them, and
A little nearer, the road banks were while there is little opportunity for
lined with the members and youths of effective preaching when the interpre-
the school, who desired to honour us_ tation must follow each sentence, there
by the most cordial welcome. There is was a good effect produced by the fact
a —_
Ce a aa aa ee lll
ge poe a clo. age ec 5 oe oy ‘a 2 ee er
ee ae : ante NS eg gp ee “aug ee yee
ae ee ee EEE
eae be pies Sy a Ps SSE eee A eae Oe Se EN A . 5 % =
eau iy 2 ~~ ge OE eis Na ena Xe ogg Sy ee AEE Ne oe,
Ce oa iy : {le a ere oN ky ee ine
bes eWeek oe
_ oe Heh ae ; 8 ‘ Pr) ie 8 MK 2 4 ee
' ey . Ne 1 Ot~ ile ee
Y ee Cy ee
es s is \ 2 od en
bo iS so SS oe am eS ue y ,
The Deputation and Visitors at the Opening of the Dispensary at Shih-men.
(Chinese official in centre, Rev. C. Stedeford on right, Mr. Butler and the Rev. G. T. Candlin on left.
Dr. Jones, preachers, and hospital assistants behind.) (Photo, Rev. G. P. Littlewood.

7 |
| The Pole
| that the preacher had specially come chapel was quite full, and a great num-
from England. There were very great ber had to stand outside in the court-
= expectations, and I fear there was some yard. It represented the harvest of
| disappointment in meeting such an many years of missionary toil, and one
| ordinary individual. could not fail to be impressed with
fF The afternoon was devoted to a what had been wrought in this region
ES service in the city, in rooms engaged during the last fifty years. Many of the
he | by Dr. Robson for preaching on Sun- men were keen and alert, fully alive to
| days and for seeing patients on market the changing conditions of the time and
ee days. The rooms were thronged, and confident that the Gospel alone would
F || a crowd of eager faces peered through meet the deepest needs of China. I[
Pail the window by the side of the preach- was introduced to many of the standard
| er’s stand. Keen attention was given bearers. One of the members presented
all to four addresses. One of the speak- me with a Buddha image, which he said
all ers was a Mr. Wang, who is the Post had been in his family for many genera-
al Office manager. He is a young man _ tions, but which now they were ready to
ail who was educated in a Canadian part with. I spoke at more than usual
A Presbyterian mission school, and is length, but there was the closest atten-
et ‘now a most earnest Christian preacher. tion and no sign of weariness. We had
a He spoke with great force and fervour. a refreshing, and, I trust, a fruitful,
rz His manner of address was dignified season. The occasion will live long in
i || and graceful, and he wields the greater the memories of those who were
|| influence because of his position, and present, and it was sufficient compensa-
| the people know that his service is tion for the most tedious journey to
| entirely disinterested. Heisanexample witness such a gathering of devout and
S| of the valuable results gained by educa-_ earnest Christians.
| tional missionary work. His education
| enables him to occupy a higher posi-
| tion and influence a_ higher class, Se
S| whilst it also qualifies him to present
S| the truth A et oe eae
ei His knowledge of English enabled me
an to converse ote him, and it wee most The Pole.
a | refreshing to meet such a charming ALS gee anaes 5 :
Bi example of Christian grace in a Heathen ee aene known at last, what men have
il city. : oe 4 For centuries and found not! Time on time
1) In the evening we joined in an And day and night innumerable it lay
| | English service in Mr, Eddon’s house, In its white vastness, lapped by chilly waves,
Bi and wound up a happy day by singing Where grinding ice-fields with reverberate
ai together some of the favourite songs of roar : ;
| Zion in-a foreign land. Crash in the polar tempest, mile on mile.
Monday, November 22nd—In com- Oh! thus twill be until the end of Time:
i pany: with Mr. Eddon T started at dawn From triumph unto triumph and from height
A to visit an outstation called Yang Hsin, to height,
| a distance of 14 miles. Our conveyance The seeking soul of Man will ever soar,
| was the American buggy, constructed Until she end the quest.
for rough, unmade roads, and an im- : f
4 mense improvement upon the springless __ It is no pole,
Chinese carts, It was drawn by two No nee pee oy no ae cone
: mules running tandem, but the charac- ee. ind: these are but symbols
i _ ter of the roads would not enable us OF the Great Quest she follows. What she
| to do more than four miles an hour. sbeles
| Yang Hsin is a large town, and the Is to unloose the riddle of herself,
centre of several villages where preach- The riddle of the Universe in turn
| ing is maintained. From all these Will yield itself and make an alphabet
rT places a large congregation assembled T° spell the riddle ultimate of God.
i to meet the English visitor. Company —Harry H. Kemp, in the “American
i | after company arrived until the large Independent.”
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Foreign Missionary
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Secretaries’ Notes ee ee
of the Montb. Foreign Secretary.
Late Mr. With the incoming of the Modesty, activity, realit i
Henry Blyth, New Year there passed out and penerueiy were stone elle cael
Great of our midst a greatly characteristics of his life and character.
, Yarmouth. good man, one who by his_ He served splendidly his own genera-
repeated and generous tion according to the will of God, and
gifts proved himself to be a great in a ripe old age, eighty-six ‘years, with '
friend of our foreign missions. _The_ faculties alert, he “ fell on sleep,” and
splendid missionary hospital at Wen- passed into the larger and more varied
chow, the men’s hospital at Ningpo, and ministry of the age eternal.
the new Church at the Settlement,
Ningpo, were his munificent gifts, Rey. J. B. Our honoured friend re-
and will remain, with their ever-widen- Griffiths. ports that he has been
ing circle of blessing, among his noblest attending a representative
monuments of Christian service to his Missionary Conference at Nairobi!
“own generation.” He also promised This is a deeply-significant facf—a Mis-
the needed £500 to meet the generous sionary Conférence in East Africa!
gift of the “Arthington Trustees” for Think of the Africa of Dr. Living-
the building and equipping of a mis- stone’s day, and of Charles New and
sionary Hospital in East Africa, includ- T. Wakefield, and of the Africa of to-
ing the building and furnishing of a day, with a representative Conference
medical missionary’s house. Our friend meeting within a few hours’ journey of
had a heart of tenderest sympathy for the great inland lake of Victoria
the physical sufferings of the great Nyanza! To us it sounds like a story
heathen world. He was a man of a_ of Oriental fairyland!
fine Christian spirit, his outlook on life
was broad, but medical missions com- :
manded his most generous though not
exclusive sympathy and support. He -
was a strong believer in concentration: Be cca es
“Choose what you consider among the " :
more worthy and urgent needs of your age, Ee :
then do your best for them.” ie me
was our friend’s motto, and right nobly [ell aie. ‘
did he live up to it. ae — Be
Mr. Blyth was not indifferent to the | Pe SA ae
needs and claims of the Church at ee ye ee a antes
home. For many years he was a most ee ee
‘generous supporter of the varied claims er oe. oe |
of his own Circuit, helping generously, | RE EN i oe &
but always on the principle of doing it ~~ eee ‘ Ss qe eal
in. a way to stimulate others to help. cae ae oe tt
The fine new church at Gorleston, | ¢ a aay esi. :|
built by his Christian munificence, will ge -
stand among the many monumental | ¢
pillars in the temple of his life’s work. ae
Our good friend was as modest as he [i ; a
‘was generous, and richly dowered with ‘
many and distinguished gifts. In music Roca 4
and flowers and science he was at home, ee Tis : |
and found much of the pleasure of his i ae, er ee | po
Hae in these several fields en culture. [ies a2 a si
ejwasvardeeplyinteresting. talker, but: 2a. ee ee ee eee eee
ihad equally a great gift of silence. SEE TOREE By She 010g dees Fads She BO A 5,

es) |) |
i Foreign Missionary Secretaries’ Notes of the Month
ss The Conference was summoned by doings of the Conference of 1909, and
et the new Governor, Sir Percy Girouard. with great. tenderness of the recent
ei It met at the Government House at events in the domestic life of our Wen-
rE Nairobi, December 1oth and 11th. The chow Mission. He reports himself and |
| societies and interests represented in- family in good health, and the work of e
eo | | cluded the Church of Scotland, C.M.S., the mission full of earnest calls and |
ee | | American Missions, United Methodist strenuous efforts. Cheerful prepara-
cE. | | Mission, and the Land Commissioner of tions were in vigorous progress for the
BI East Africa. Surely a new and glori- visit of the English deputation at the }
‘ ous day has dawned for Africa. Chinese New Year.
alll : At this Conference “Meru” was re-
tl affirmed as our sphere.of service, and Departureof Our young friend who
| as such was entered on the map! Rey.T.M. offered for foreign service
|| eae inenty, Gauge and was accepted, as
d Siagp. ae son Se TE BGE _ stated in the December
ee : Ingly of the WOrk Of OUT issue, sailed for Wenchow, January
i | Ningpo Hospital, and bears warm testi- 8th in the s.s. “Prinzess Alice.”
a | | mony to the valuable help he is receiv- The previous evening a deeply-in-
: | ine ou Miss Mone ae worl 2 teresting valedictory service was held
|i | ee mane sh Ospit thi fe Vea in Earlsmead Church, London. The
. | ane aes e oo f aS € and Rev. R. Pyke. District chairman, pre-
| | ere is a great work tor trained anc sided. The Revs. F. Galpin, George
e educated women in China, not only in packer, and Henry T. Chapman were
iii | SS TES oot PEysee needs, Pane the principal speakers. Mr. Chapman
| | raising the tone and sentiment of the ave the valedictory address, and the
ei | Empire in relation to women; to her Rey George Packer offered the dedica-
ei | rightful status, both intellectual and tory prayer. The Rev. T. M. Gauge
|| moral! ere is a long way ae He gave a brief and suitable address as to
Bi) | ideal o f Tesus Chri presented in tN€ the reasons which had led him to choose
ei | Geepelict jesus Citst foreign service as his life work. The
ii || Wenchow. Our good friend, the Rev. District missionary secretary (the Rev.
ei || ; A. EL Sharman, writes in C. H. Poppleton), the Rev. F. Jones
ii | a most gracious way of a part of the (superintendent of the Circuit) and
ait || other friends took
||| uname - part in a deeply-
5 Ny ee : interesting and
i | | MSS —_— impressive ser-
a | SS ee, Vite eat
etl | Fae er RA ess secs
aii | i Principal T. Sher-
ail! || eae eo ee d bl
4 i| | WIS eee iN wood was unable
ayy | : Ra a ey Gee oe to be present. Let
ma || in Oe our prayers follow
ail) | ee our young friend
vi | ee that God may
Wal re Bara. bring him to “his
Bh | | re a ts - desired haven,”
yt | @ - a ee and make him a
Bit | Ae e — good missionary
RT| | ea el ee ee } | Paes eer of the Lord Jesus
ill ‘ b ; ; 4 f } ; Ht cs een ee. : Christ!
Hii | a = ee ue ae -
| ee rare ee rs, Greensml
| | eee called for Sierra
wae ets cari ei go RRO ya ~ Leone in the s.s.
1 ee ee ee“ Landana,” on
“The Deputation to China. The Missionary Treasurer at the door Jan uary 26th,
| ofheathentemple. (The man tothe extreme right is the priest.) IQIO. She carried
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Foreign Missionary Secretaries’ Notes of the Month
with her the hearty good wishes mediate boat “Sicilia,” due in London,
of all who know her, and the good February 27th. The native assistants
work she does, not only through are doing their best with the Chu Chia
her distinguished husband, but also in medical work,* and as early as prac-
distinct personal ministry. We ask, on ticable the Committee will arrange for
her behalf, the prayers of all our this important vacancy to be filled by a
churches! competent doctor. It is hoped that Dr.
Marshall’s voyage will be helpful to his
Circuit We beg to call earnest and restoration to health.
Missionary respectful attention to the
Financial fact that in the February Resignation Miss Kate E. Cook has
Returns. or March parcels from the of Miss Cook. tendered her resignation,
Book Room, will be sent which has been provision-
an official form on which to enter Cir- ally accepted by the China District
cuit contribu- _ 3
tions to our : '
Gro nine x=
ional Mission ;
Funds. Where .
a monthly
parcel is not \
sent toa Cir- \
cuit, these = i :
special finan- Peele | elles
cial forms will haiti Sa Se MR ct Riis i a: ee
be sent direct Sea Leta ere ye er on 7 ae OR
to the super- @ ‘ RE Efe ae Vie tiga Beds
intendent § ‘ ne \ : 1 “ana CVT eer aie Tyee es?
minister. Will & staat, Fees ares Ne ee ee ees preset th iirsaine wees
our brother (ae ge aie : pa Ra er et Ae gg ae me
ministers ij 7" (i a ee aa z i Pa ee
please give [ii oa UE oat) A EE ok
prompt atten- [ieee Be ee ee PSP
tion to these fee Pe Oe ie
forms, and to [RRs Mage a ge ee
the instruc- ee ee ee
tions _ clearly Oe a a
given? May Sr NS eS cP Sea ee
we once more The Deputation to China. (The company that came to (C. Stedeford.
call Attention bid us farewell at Tang Kuan Tun.)
to the fact that J. B. Butler, Esq., g Meeting. She will transfer her services
Carnarvon Road, Redland, Bristol, is to the China Inland Mission having be-
acting as Treasurer during the time come engaged to Mr. Mungeam one of
W. H. Butler, Esq., is absent in China? the agents of that society. The experi-
All money should be sent direct, and at ence she has gained at.Chu Chia will be
once, to the Deputy Treasurer! very helpful to her, and we wish for her
health and happiness and a career of
ad great usefulness.
Dem cca 2. Bun Die, De Bletchels Tenesy bes
a pensaries, opened two new Dispen-
Dr. Marshall His medical attendants in- Yung P’ing saries which will greatly
Coming sist that Dr. Marshall’s FuCireuit. extend the usefulness of
Home. only chance of recovery is the Yung P’ing Fu Hospi-
.to return home, and to re- tal. One is near the Great Wall, twenty
turn at once. Accordingly it is ar- miles north of Yung P’ing Fu, and
ranged, that he :shall’ leave Shanchat:)* = ncepare th = oe ees
January 8th, by the P. and O; inter- ~ — ¢po. Scot Secgfords Notes p46 Bo.
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aH there is no other medical work for at and when they came we gave them seats im
| | least five days’ journey beyond in a front. First_I gave an outline lecture on
= | northerly direction. The other is at ue Life OF eh and en eee a
ei . x . cellaneous lot of views o inese life and
IE i | pot Mén, fifteen les south, and over scenery. The people were all delighted with ‘
Pei | | the mountains.* Here the doctor has the pctures, and some, at any rate, heard for }
i | had seventy to eighty cases to treat on the first time the story of the Cross. |
eat | | each of his visits. At both these places Mrs. Robson and my wife are busy these
| ‘| | there is organized evangelistic work, two weeks with their first winter’s class for
ei and it is hoped that the afflicted people women. There are eight women in from |
el who attend will realize the “double ‘the country receiving daily instruction in
al eee? the doctrine, and the new work promises to
eal | | : be a great success. In another week or two
e || Special A special District meeting the men’s winter class begins, and this win-
4 i | District was held at Tientsin, De- fee ope to nave a good attendance. It
Bll | | . : asts for three weeks.
. | nie oe ae 11th, eS The girls’ school is getting on. There
iii | || sone et order that the missionaries are now six scholars all making rapid pro-
ee | | the deputation gress. All the girls come from non-Chris-
. iH Il from England. A number of important tian homes in the neighbourhood, and we
i || resolutions. were adopted which will be hear frequently are carrying the Gospel
|| considered in due time by the Home _ teaching they get at the school home to their
ei | Committee. Thanks were specially ac- Parents. This last few days my wife has
i | corded to Sir Charles Skelton for his pe able ue vl a of the work the girls
ia gift to the missionaries in North China if eddie See eee paid’ fora meal in
ei | | a ; Soames ; y given to the scholars,
a | of the “New History of Methodism, and the teacher’s wages for the month.
| | | the volumes having been safely re- Our Sunday services have kept up. The
eli | ceived, and also to the Rev. E. Boaden members are attending well, and there is
4 | | for his kind services in connection with always a good congregation.
i Hi | this presentation. —_—_—__—_—.
ein | | : Christiantty is Christ. By the Rev.
ei | La ee The Rev. W. Eddon ie W. H. G. Thomas, D.D. Longmans,
Bil | Jane ee busy in traversing the Green and Co.; Is. net. (Anglican
ih | Circuit. length and breadth of his Church Handbooks.)
ti | extensive diocese. é Every Not a missionary book, and so we cannot
ie i | incident in his experiences is interest- spare space for review.
J i wil The fore ae Mr. Butler. Mr. Candlin. Mr. Stedeford.
Ean wi ive some idea OT eS A Po a aI
al At Sin Lao Po’a we ff. Sa ay So ee 7
a H had a grand time. I os Te: ae iS paki oe tay
ei | took my lantern, and it a ce : ae a - ——
3 i was the first time any- i po ei DN 7-4 no = ee
aii one round there had on ee a tarry elas eed ASR Ecos
ni | seen such a thing. The "/#i (1 Shi Mem 7 Gua) eee
4 il preacher wis quite ~One - ae: fe} : nist a SS oe Ld ES ee is
Hi | ceited because he had ig po Se & Mase
ay | seen one once at Tient- hy ae eo . a — 4 pe. Gea Seer NR 1
; | | sin, and everyone re- | Sa Fe oe A Rm 2 aan yey ee
| garded him with some- By ge: ay, ee Ee ae hee as ‘Nee eo
; | i thing akin to envy. The Bil Moe aE avant ye Ses 1 ae hate] refete
( Wi | crowd was so _ large ; avai d He ee CE INE ore AU es Ee
Hi | that only a small portion BEN ea ee Ss aN ioe v4,
ee | | of it could get into the ies aa 2a! ae
Hy | chapel, so we took down ANS oe ie Taam r S et
aa the front of the chapel eS E gay 5 { nS NG
i which is composed of ea ae yo Pee Vi ah
| loose boards like shop a 4S ee ie Ene
i | shutters, and the people Fe Be : Reh a Po aes
ti | stood out in the street. AE ee He gos as ent
ea I sent an invitation to ; i a El io Mae
ie the elders of the town, : WL eee
! | | eae Atenas Mg cei The Deputation to China and the Yung P’ing Fu Preachers. — Sf
iH] | * See Jan. pp. 16, 17.—Ed. (Photo, Rev. G.:P." Littlewood.
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My Call to By the Rev.
Foreign Service. T. M. GAUGE.
| EAR MR. EDITOR, aS wage = =©December, 1906, found
I) —We are forging Bags " me amongst the people and
ahead, driving (a == churches of our Oxford
through the restless waves = » Circuit in the zone of the
p — but at present I am [Bae f Wee late Thomas Carthew. For
only nearing Land’s End, a ee it was from that Circuit he
coming from the Scilly (y= fo eee went to Africa. To be one
Isles. etc oe eee of his successors was a
That awful phrase of | Ro =} great honour. Following
yours, “fragments of auto- -Ragm o4 ==) his footsteps on the road, in
biography,” has made me | 3 = house and pulpit, one could
somewhat uncomfortable. § hardly help following him
I protest, but since you f in his missionary zeal.* I
make your demand in the | did very little for Wood-
name of the splendid little stock, but Woodstock did
EcuHo, I submit. ee that. for me, and, with a
The foreign field! A few warm enthusiasm for for-
> days.ago -an old college. 5.2, Gis eign work, I went to Man-
friend put the case in his Wenchow, 1910—. chester.
fine figurative style. We Unthinking people some-
were in beautiful Scilly. Some friends times talk about college “spoiling the
were wishing me “God-speed.” He said zeal of our young men.” It is not true.
he thought if my heart were opened After visiting our college last year,
{ the name of Thomas Carthew would be Stanley Smith, a well-known missionary
found written there. He was near the to the Chinese, described our men as
mark, “hot stuff.” And so we ought to be with
Foregoing years prepare us for our such a Principal, such a staff of lec-
friends. It was at the end of a period turers, and such traditions. At Man-
of preparation that our hero of East chester the missionary interest is de-
Africa became a factor in my life. veloped. To me there came a com-
Through him came the heat and the pelling call to China persisting month
bend to missionary ends. That was after month. Whilst fully alive to the
early in 1907, and followed from an needs at home, and quite willing to re-
event in 1905. During that year] met main in England, this question of China
the Rev. T. Sunderland. He made my had to be faced. And now the Com-
visions centre round a definite object, mittee have accepted me for Wenchow.
and helped me to its attainment. The last Conference had appointed me
I was a cabinet-maker. Preparations to St. Martin’s, Scilly Isles, and, as the
for my voyage to the East took me to “preacher” there, this last experience
a certain shipping office in Trafalgar of the English life I love, has been a
Square a few weeks back. The place great one. It has only been for four
was familiar, the oak fittings almost months, but my mind is full of enduring
seemed to welcome the visitor as an-old pictures of the wonderful life God has
acquaintance. He was one of those made, at sea, on land and in mankind.
who made and fixed them. It was May “And what about China!” It may
Day, Labour Day, when I was working },, easier to reply later on than it is now.
there. Outside, a small army of Jewish | go because it is my deep conviction
workers marched by, red flags flying: that the Gospel of Christ can lift that
the bands playing the “Marseillaise. great nation into the complete life for
They were the days of hard training for hich it is now seeking. If one is
ope 1S ieee Me weniouee anxious to do the most he can to help
insight, those “needful preludes of the Bie eles Fee ee 08-40
truth.” * See page 44.—E.

(a SS Sa Ne rat eens "ee Se
= | The Boys of East Africa
help some of the Chinese; to-day their — sacrificing ones in the “homeland,” and
# need is unique and our opportunity the to the members of his family who have
| one of an epoch. But it is no light done so much to aid him.
ia thing to stand as a representative of And now to my friends in London, in iy
ee | tht religion of Jesus, of the English . the Oxford Circuit, in the Scilly Isles, ‘
eh people, of the United Methodist Church as well as.those I met whilst at Man-
al “ before a people like the Chinese. And, chester—to one and all an affectionate
Ee added to this, there is one’s conscious- “Good-bye.”. . .
a ness of his responsibility to the self- Tom M. GAUGE. j
F / se sJe So sun
hal Young ee
| The Boys of People’s By the Rev. |
| East Africa. Page. ROBERT BREWIN. |
| | T Mazeras, in East Africa, we school at Ribé one of whom was named
iil | | A have a nice school or college, of Lukas, and the other Barisa. Here is
| which Mr. W. J. Bridgman is a letter I received from Lukas telling
aN the Principal. I have asked him to tell me how he found the Saviour :—
ll me about the boys of East Africa, and “Ribé, Jan. 24, 1874.
| this is what he says :-— “My Dear Sir,—I send you a letter con-
e i | | “When a child is born here, different cerning the news of Ribé. The people of
|| | people give it different names; so that it is Ribé now embrace the book (the. Bible).
al quite a common thing for a boy to have The blessing of God has entered Ribé, and
ih | | several names. A boy does not go by his Our people are very diligent in hunting up i
aii | father’s name. For instance, Johnny Jones the heathen, that they may come and listen
iti | | might be the son of James Smith and Mary 0 the Word of God on the Sabbath Day.
ih Brown, although his parents are married And many people have been converted in
|| people. For instance, we have a boy here their hearts, and they are now Christians.
Biel | | named Herbert Abetsuma. His father’s On the first Sabbath of the New Year Mr.
ail name is Andrew Mgaza, and his mother’s Wakefield placed some penitent forms, and
Bi | name is Ellen Chari. When a child is bap- â„¢any people knelt before them. And when 5
ei | tized, he keeps his original name as a sur- they got up they declared that they ee
sh | name. I have a boy who sweeps my house, Joy! And I felt very joyful on that day! I
i) | and gets my bed ready. His name was felt in my heart that my sins had been for-
E | | Mwanirwa, but last December he was bap- s!ven me; and when I went out of chapel
aii || tized ‘Robert,’ and is now ‘Robert ! felt great joy; and I knew that my joy had
i Mwanirwa.’ A very common name here come from God. He had descended upon
iy | is Juma, which means ‘a week.’ My me. LUKAS.
ii | nearest pci pour is a er ie Here is the letter of Barisa :—
tay || means a nammer. e nave an oO man : . 3 S
ih | here named Ibrahim Baruti, which means le Dear aie Mee you ae as
Ly | really ‘ Abraham Gunpowder’! And we 18 BCE BOO CONS Or eter a OL wale
Hii iI Raven. eine onan Maamied wAlived SRupiae cone Saviour Jesus Christ did for me on the
Brey : a) OUD ans ‘ Pla; first Sabbath of this new Year. He par-
aa which is, in English, ‘ Alfred One-and-four- eed a Nog FAT NGGE ean |
ii | pence’! John Mgomba, one of our native hata we See ¢ YRO nh P h mn
ih | ministers, would mean in English, ‘ John that day had their sins forgiven. Even t ye
int | Bananacires2 1 the heathen, have declared before the congre-
t | | gation in the chapel, ‘We were blest by
’ Hi | Here are a few of the names of the God on that day.’ And we are praying that |
ai | boys in the school copied from the God may add unto us. BARISA. p
RI | school register: Abemzingu, Kafunza, Many East African boys were, in the
i | Azizi, Abemwakalala, Kadza, Mbizi, time of Mr. Wakefield and Mr. New,
Ni eee Mgandi, Kwekwe, Cholo, stolen away from their homes and sold
i onje, Nyazi, Chiziand Makua. How into slavery; at last being cared for
ie would you like to exchange your names, and taught the way of salvation in some
i | boys, for some of these? mission school. One day a black boy
Hi | There used to be two boys in our was telling the missionary how he was
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The Boys of East Africa
captured. It was in this way. There tells us the following beautiful story
was war between his tribe and some about him. One day Dado knocked at
people called the Maviti, and the boy’s the door of a student at Balliol College,
} father and mother escaped with him and was told to “Come in!” Dado en-
‘ into the long grass of the jungle. His tered, and the student, much surprised
parents were captured, but he remained to see a black face, said: “Well, sir,
hidden for some days in the grass. He what is your business with me ” Dado
says :— replied: “ Please, sir, have you anything
“At the end of the seventh day, late in the to spare for the missionaries?” “No,”
evening, I gave a loud cry, and said, was the reply, “I don’t believe in those
‘Father!’ but no one answered. Then 1 fellows.“
kept on calling, and I heard a voice saying, Dado was now astonished, and said,
‘Eh?’ Well, I thought it really was my « Don’t you, sir, but I do. If the mis-
eee ee a ard sald Tce sionaries had not come to Africa, I
father; don’t cry, my child.’ And I said to should have been a slave now, and I
him, ‘ You are not my father.’ He said to should have known nothing whatever
me, ‘ He is in the house! Don’t cry.’ We about Jesus.” “And pray, what do you
came into the house, and I asked him again know about Jesus?” said the student,
about my father, and he said, ‘ Perhaps he coldly. “I know that He is the Son of
wo soe ae Mite aey Raabe omer God, and that He loves pooy simers
In te morning I said to him again, ‘ Where and wants re save all the ee DEO
is my father?’ He said, ‘ You have no ple; | that Ie died for me, and you
father. He has been killed by the Maviti.’ also,” said Dado. ce
Well, they sold me to some Yaas and “Come and take a seat,” said the ,
Nyassa people, and I lived a long time with young man, and for two hours they sat
them.” and talked together, and_when they
At last this fatherless boy was parted the student gave Dado half a
i _ brought down to the coast, liberated sovereign for our missions. t
from slavery, and trained in a mission See “Dado.” By Rev. W. Yates. London, A. Crombie.
school. On October Ist, 1907, slavery es
altogether ceased in Eastern Africa.* SE as
I knew an African boy whose name fie ee
was Dado, and for a year he lived at Bee eo ae aes
Yeadon, at my house. When he was ee
quite a little boy in East Africa he was ieee Saas
stolen away from his home, and sold ae
for a slave. Mr. Wakefield paid ten a ey
guineas to set him free, and brought Po gr ee :
him to England, where he attended iS ed —
many missionary meetings, and was a ee ie ae ‘
great favourite with the people. He eS ge ae
went back to Africa, and after some ee oe! en ae ee
years returned to England. While he 94 ote a
lived at my house a revival of religion ge 5, ee i pee
took place in the town, and Dado was Te \. oo et!
converted. One day he brought a 9 gam bac s aS
Yeadon boy with him to the class meet- th iy
ing, whose name was Raymond Preston. Lit, a ee tai
He soon found Christ, and when he “gs a
grew up became a Wesleyan evangelist. ee no ee.
, He is still living, and has led thousands ee . i ae aS ee
of people to the Saviour.t Dado after- ea ee oe). 2 en
wards went to live at Oxford with the a ee ae
Rev. William Yates, and became a very OSES ee
diligent missionary collector. Mr. Yates ee
*See “ Story and History from Central Africa.” Sea
+ He conducted a Mission in Newcastle-on-Tyne just after
we removed there.—Ep, Dado Abba Rufati—Died Dec. 11th, 1880.

~ e 9 e
, China’s Central City
be Extracts from a Letter
: and the Funeral of the of Mrs. TALENT.
| (See pp. 63 and 89, 1909).
Dowager Empress.
a Peking, this—and including the whole Mission—and }
all November 15th, 1909. Bo a single smoker among them? Is it
be USS STACEY not grand:
a eee ee est ok Already I have been twice at the British
es | Here I am—at the very heart Legation : first with Mr. and Mrs. Gibb to
eh this pulsating, throbbing, great Em- Lady Jordan’s “At Home,” the second time i
a pire — and Professor and Mrs. Gibb, of me to a private view of water colour paintings,
; Peking University, whose home 1s one Of 2: her invitation. On the first occasion you
|| seven fine houses in the American Settlement, may imagine the interest with which I took
[a are my hosts. At the further end stand the note of my unusual surroundings: the en-
L all University buildings, with dormitories for 500 tran cesand ccortidore lindo oneteititer side
| students, who come from all parts of the saith chrysanthemum plants; the beautiful
a Empire. ‘The Beesiceny ee erable drawing room, its walls of carved open
hl | |i ment is Dr. Lowry, ee aS ee He woodwork with yellow silk background, its
rE Hi | forty years, and is sti ee yee Bal lovely French furniture; the Chinese liveried
fl a himself took me over re SY ad lab mS servants, in scarlet and blue, with turned-
ait | | —classrooms, museum, library, an "Gibb up hats, handing round tea in the choicest
bs | LOU Ys OVE which department Professor 1 of tea cups on silver trays; the elegance of
5 presides—and on to the outside of the tower the jadies and their attire; the ease and
F to show me thes fine panoramic VIGW oF oe grace of manner of our hostess and her
La within city. The Tartar City pa es daughter, who chatted with her guests, per-
all great wall; then the Imperial; and within haps twenty in number, myself included—all
mill that, surrounded by another wall, the For-7; 7c aBineds tol leave vin my mind a_ very i
ei | || bidden City, where the imperial family, with pleasant memory.
| its princes, eunuchs, and concubines reside, Was I not very fortunate in getting to
ei) and none but invited guests are allowed to Peking on Monday, November 9th, the day
a | ; cnlee : : before that fixed for the starting of the r.
All 1] ie a eae oe ee funeral procession of the late Empress Dow- Fi
Aa y oon BAVA TD % : :
| } Gibb, who takes a class for English Litera- — eee soe i
Bill | | ture every morning, and myself, the only professor fost Ads heen Sables Fesseeniito aa
a ladies, sat on the platform with the teachers, couple of tickets for a special pavilion
ail | most of whom are natives, while Chi con- erected outside the city wall for foreigners,
alt ducted the reading and prayers in Chinese. ¢ 0 Which to see it? We were requested
a |i Mr. Gibb and two of the students led the to be in our places at 7 a.m. This meant
TV siging wre cornets. rn ae "hI aE leaving here at 6, only just daylight, in
| | over, 200 cyoune men: Sate ie rickshaws for at least an hour’s ride; but
gui) il different shades, with thoughtful, intelligent | ere equal to it
| | \| faces, quite a number wearing spectacles. Teswiaeue Baataicres iaetheleeaban
nl i A sight worth coming a long way to see. y ! ee
ali press Dowager and Emperor died within a
| (I mean the men—not the spectacles.) few days of each other just a year ago.*
nl | Oe ee ee sents The body of the latter was interred in the }
i } ought to be affiliated with this fine Uni- Hsi-Ning, or Western Tombs, in May;
au i Were ty. UL aD, to, le -prevent our Denomi- hile that of the august lady has been de-
aa nation has not been able to see its way to fied s vd Posi MAUOEh
ill accept the terms. I believe, however, the ishenacane: ae Manche vilbre at the eal:
ai Eines alle De ce ee ee brated Eastern Tombs. A rather cold, raw |
eit | deputation, Mr. Stedeford and Mr. Butler, SERRE HUE E DEC TOnt aims: Dine; seats
qth il now in Tientsin, and a favourable settlement Ge Pp ST aoe ee pape Gad
et urged. I devoutly hope it may “come off.” (112> Secure SO ee ema E |
at | If it is a matter of money, where are our they cost 420, and were cushion covered. i
} i} | wealthy laymen? Certainly not in China, . 4S 2.matter of fact, they were provided free. |
Mi | where they could better gauge the stupend- ane. Heels cee sent on application to the :
ent | ous results of such a training in the service On aes, a ‘REE fegnecat the |
Hii of the Master, or it would quickly be helped eee ee a aioe LOUe noe j
Hi | to a conclusion. For did not He say, “In- principal streets, straight as an arrow from
| asmuch as ye have done it unto one of these, Poe Ba Core Ee ie eos
: Hh | He ayes done ee fe as ety ot bent on the same érrand as Gurselves:
| | these young Christian students is inspiring Officials “and gentry, in lovely -broughams F
| and thrilling to a degree. gentry, See
Hy What do you think of a community like * Nov. 13th, 1908.—Ep.
HHI 36
| }
Bo \

China’s Central City
glazed all round, with outriders, soldiers on appeared almost pressed down by the enorm-
horseback, posses of native police and in- ous weight, but moving so steadily that a
fantry, rickshaws by the thousands, two cup of water placed on the top would not
motor cars (the only ones in Peking) from have been spilled. As it slowly passed in
i the American Legation, and hundreds of front of us a missionary behind us said,
pay thousands of natives, all helped to complete “There goes the body of the woman who
a fine picture for a cinematograph. held sway over 400,000,000 of people.” To
The first part of the procession came in me it was a moment of intense feeling. Im-
| sight at 9.45, and it took an hour to pass. mediately in front of us, across the road,
t All officials were on foot. First came relays were the members of the Wai-wu-Pu—or
| of bearers—many hundreds of them— ministers of foreign affairs—who kotowed,
dressed in long gay red gauze coats, and viz., knelt, bowing their heads to the
turned up hats, with a_ yellow feather ground. Immediately after a cloud of white
cockade stuck in the top. Second, twenty- paper money was thrown into the air; no
four camels, carrying folded tents. Third, doubt with the idea that the spirit of the
a large number of white horses with dead lady would require it in the other
soldiers. Fourth, Lancers. Fifth, Mounted In- world.
fantry. Sixth, men carrying immense red As is often the case while waiting for
decorated umbrellas with frills or curtains a some great pageant, amusing episodes
couple of yards deep. Seventh, three yellow occur. One such struck us, and I heard
native carts and one sedan chair, used by amongst the laughter in our vicinity a voice
the late Empress. Eighth, Prince Lu with exclaiming, “Oh! for a snapshot! aoe
squad of horses. Ninth, more umbrellas very old Chinese woman had placed herself
and standards. Tenth, yellow silk sedans, right in front of a dense mass of people on»
borne shoulder high, and open at the front, a bank, evidently bent on seeing the last of
containing silk and silver flower wreaths. her old Empress. A soldier came to drive
Eleventh, more standards. And, lastly, the back the crowd at the point of the bayonet.
{ coffin of the Empress Dowager, covered by All except the old body quickly responded,
a ‘splendid yellow embroidered canopy, but she simply defied him, and crouched
fixed on a network of stout red poles, and herself on her haunches before him on the
carried on the shoulders of 128 men, who edge of the bank. A policeman came to
peat NS een dl pager oem ERY
th aC Ty SER poe ee Bee On isi
OTe oe A ao
Peay Age RGR PO fae cece Sceccpe eer: pee er ie eee
ps s = a Pod er rox mises Soe Sead aANige ae 5 ne atoms f |
Os eee Es ie es eee (BS
See ee a ee cee Waar team kz
oS EHO ye ors Dace Win cohaen Aa ater see (i
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fee ero lie Sale le
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j bit oh Bi Bok Calle pres SUE NES scosestace| Be ears bes
} 3 pe SABOe -= > RoR) rere ee ae se 4 Natt OF ed. Bo Ware SM ecm tome oly Se, Fee i Ree! | |S
| |e Bel Niece! |r ec, Cee | |e Ite
opal twice eel! tama: |? oN ey: al ee Nee eae
2 bd Ws ge ee WLC ee
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See ee eee
! : costar,
Me ee
BON Ne ceil Sern cea
Ce ee
| The Imperial Vhrone, Peking. ‘Photo: per Rev. G. W. Shephard.
37 ;

| The Watchtower
; help. Still she refused to budge. They, the air above a hundred feet from the
together, had to reason with the old lady a ground is the habitation of spirits; there-
S considerable time before she would stir; and fore the towers stop at ninety-nine feet, just
=| some time afterwards she was seen right in underneath the spirit strata. Any night may be
=| front of the crowd again, where she was heard the dreadfully weird voices of men on
| able to satisfy her heart’s desire. the top of the wall howling and yelling, so .
Be The outer walls of this wonderful city are as to frighten away the wicked spirits and
al fifty feet high and sixteen miles in circum- keep them from in any way injuring the
Feith ference. The entrance gateways, seven in inhabitants of the city below.
ei} | number, look an immense height, | width, Believe me to remain,
i : | and thickness, and are very varied in their Yours very cordially,
ee style of architecture. The gates are closed
| every night at sundown, when no persons S. TALENT.
2 | are allowed ingress-or egress until the next P.S.—When you have read this letter will
ail morning. A superstition connected with you kindly send iit to the Editor of
el the height of the wall and its towers is that Muss1IoNaRy EcuHo.
ql : The Watchtower. EDITORIAL.
: | THE DEPUTATION TO CHINA. Derby, mother of Mrs. Jones. She was
ii | | NFORMATION and illustration are the widow of the Rev. John Poxon,
ei || | beginning to crowd upon us, as will who entered the ministry of the M.N.C.
i _ be seen. The portion of the journal in 1835, and died in January, 1891.
all which we are able to present this month Dr. and Mrs. Fletcher Jones placed a
al i does not reveal Mr. Butler at all. We be- beautiful window in our church at
i I | lieve he was at that eee per- Breaston, to the memory of the Rev.
ei il sonal visit to our dear friends Mr. and John Poxon, just before they left Eng-
all Mrs. Soothill, in Shansi. This province Jand. Mrs. Poxon passed away on P
ei ii could not be included in the tour, but it Christmas Day.
Bi was unpossible for Mr. Butler to be so The death of Mrs. Thomas Watson,
arin! ti near old friends and not visit them. at her residence in Rochdale, also on
Bi | | The portions of the journal referring Christmas Day, recalls an important
ei | to travel are appearing in the “ United chapter in U.M.F.C. history. Thomas
eit | Methodist,” to which we refer our Watson was Connexional Treasurer for
i | readers. The parts specially indicating six years, 1881-6. He was a famous
ah il visitation of the Circuits are, as far as man locally, and connexionally. His
| j Space permits, to appear in this Maga- brief period in the House of Commons,
" zine. as member for the Ilkeston Division
ui | The last letter from Mr. Stedeford (1885-7), was fruitful, and undoubtedly
ali | was dated December r1th, and was _ its strenuousness shortened his life. He
H written from Tientsin. was a liberal giver, a faithful disciple of
ii | The deputation will be at Ningpo Christ, genial, great-hearted and true.
yl and Wenchow during the present He died in 1887: thus for twenty-two
| il month. years Mrs. Watson has waited, and has
i | i THE OUTGOING MISSIONARIES. now passed away in honoured old age.
HTT} | Under date December 16th, Messrs. REV. C. N. MYLNR.
ie tse eine ee
Ait || d Bee pat W it Fradsost from our friend. It has come at last,
ai} | tN Ae ee enudspeth dated October. Sock, He went De-
Hi | All well Love to all. S. Pollard. cember, 1908. ;
i | : ee es ee £0 ad ey 5th. We have asked the Rev. F. J.
hh | Gy OED oe eane: Buatas them, Dymond to give our réaders some idea
Hi | IN MEMORIAM. of the geography of our Yunnan sta-
i We deeply sympathize with Mrs. tions. It will be interesting as we think
HI) Fletcher Jones and her husband in’ the of the deputation during their visit in
iti | decease, so soon after their return to March and April. Here are the data :—_
I their work, of Mrs. Poxon, of Breaston, Tong Ch’uan Fu is five days’ journey, say
i 38

120 English miles from Chao T’ong. Stone Face to fa i : :
Gateway, where the Rev. H. Parsons lives, differences ee Ce
* js a very lonely place twenty-six miles east lined t ‘ : OWE BCC:
of Chao T’ong. This is the Miao centre. si ffe: 2 accentuate among the Chinese

The Rev. C. N. Mylne’s station among the di Crences: which WE ROW. consider UD

S No-su will be at a place called Si-fang-chin, portant in comparison with the one
about forty miles from Chao T’ong, also in great aim of us all to bring men to

an easterly direction.” Christ. Imagine a case. A Chinaman

e is a member of the Society of Friends,
>° and moves to a place where the Angli-

L b z fe : oe a ee only Protestant Church.

n Memoriam Should he be confronted with confirma-
abueri. Charles New. aoe and baptism ere being allowed to
Died, February 14th, 1875. ecome a member? Should a Baptist

THE sunset of a life. Yet as it sank, insist on immersing a member from a

Upsprang the tropic dawn. In Sabbath Methodist Church?
rest, 7 .

The eager spirit needs must leave the We ae ae we should honour
quest— one another’s work, and not make it.

Scarce strength to die, quit earth, take Pane wae the eyes of Chinese Chris-

higher rank. 1ans at we are contemptuous to-

We knew him as explorer. He hath found wards the converts of others. We
ae land so far, to many, reached snow- would generously hand our converts
te rHiGia Raradl hae over to the care of any Protestant mis-

ening rene oy aoa Caan, sionary tesiding,, in the town whither
Research, on such a mount, may know no the said convert Wes Le OVI S LLCS DCCs
Rama tive of the section of the Church to
_ “He took a little child up.”t—This is told which he belonged.
Where’er he went. And what results await There is something greater than De-
Hie Seer in that new, transfigured yominationalism and that is Love.
From simple acts accrue events that hold.
“The dawn!” the missionary said, all spent ;
A sunrise! So our heroes softly went. =
Ex. SI. China. By Rev. A. J. SANTER.
seo From the C.M.S. “ Review.” (See pp. 11, 43 and 86.)
a : Z AN Empire vast, hoar-aged, and yet a child!
Churc i in West China. Ancient when Western powers scarce
eae ” cradled were y
By the Rev. F. J. DYMOND. Crushed, like her daughters’ feet , her
ede E : 3 2 talents rare,
HE nied field in vet China 1S She frowned on paths where Progress
occupied by a variety of missions. beckoning, smiled.
= bhie Chinese have a genius for Content to be of greatest good beguiled.
combination, hence the different sects of False pride in learning costs her wisdom’s

Protestantism have ever been very con- share,

fusing to the Christians who have Contempt of others’ strength lays weak-

characterized our differences as being, ness bare,

the “big wash,” “little wash,” and “no And ee) gold-greed leaves her drug-de-

wash,” but they are uninterested as to oe

why we have made such distinctions But Mercy’s day is breaking, and at length

over such a triviality as a “wash.” | China shall Christ as “Wisdom” recog-

The Church will ultimately come into nize,

the hands of the Chinese. Who does And Him, as “Power of God,” put on for

not join in the desire of the West China strength ; es peas

Conference of 1908 that there be one ee of nations” be His willing

PENN io :
Protestant Church for West China: ____Nor own the self-styled “son of heaven’s ”
* See p. 142, M.E., June, 1909. rod,
+ He taught the little black children to run and kiss him. But claim the sway of Jesus, Son of God,

Fa fl e,
| —
ba |
| The Women’s Missionar
mi ene 2 y
| Auxiliary. By Mrs. BALKWILL.
a OCTOBER” IN/YUNNAN: —one representing the fruits of sin iY
ee | HE letters at our disposal reveal a by means of a dark root and black
lf i full share of work for the lady fruits; the other, the fruits of the
ia i} workers of Chao Tong. Doctor Spirit, with a root of light, and white
| \ Grandin visited the Dispensary at fruits hanging from the branches.
fe i Shih-menk’an; she reports full atten- The people literally poured in on the
=) || dances at the Sunday services both ‘Sunday; bright meetings were held
| i morning and evening, many being every night of the week, some being
el turned away from the doors unable to very crowded. :
if get in. Miss Ethel Squire’s head and hands
| In the city some anxiety was caused are fully engaged in arduous work for
ai |) by the illness of the Chinese nurse: her the Girls’ School. As soon as school
an | sister came to nurse her at night, and hours are over she goes round to super-
ie 4 the schoolgirls helped in various ways intend the rebuilding of the wrecked
| in the Hospital, one coming to preach premises. She has a great difficulty in :
ee | to the waiting out-patients every day. keeping all the different classes going
ai | A most distressing case was that of a with no proper school. The work is
i leper woman who had lost sensation in conducted in rooms which are so
e | patches on arms and legs; it is only stifling and dark that even in the
ai |i the second case of leprosy ina woman coldest weather they have to be kept
B | i seen here by the doctor, though it is quite open. This state of things makes
ih | not uncommon in men. — Miss Squire most anxious to get the .
an Harvest festival services were held new school ready for use, so she is
i Hi this month. Mr. and Mrs. Parsons hurrying matters on as quickly as pos- I
| i were away from home for a fortnight _ sible.
F | Hi holding these services in different parts Recent news from Tong Ch’uan tells
| i of the Miao country. of Mrs. Evans working there under
all The chapel at Chao T’ong looked very great difficulties through ill-health, her
al | well on the 24th. Miss Squire had seven years’ constant work having be-
| supervised and helped the girls with gun to tell on even her strong constitn-
a the decorations. : ee j
ay. The sun, moon
| and many stars
ay | were displayed es
| on a large sheet
i | of blue paper;
iH | a compass, a2 ie. &
HT ii heart anda flag -# i pS
i Hi of salvation @ ie ee ae
Hi formed other |iaiNiuasmneess EB ap
i il devices, with (aaa Pet ee ie Hebi |
Hi suitable texts [im fs. eg Ses tee ees
Ali | inscribed, and (ae ee ko OB nce
i | much greenery eae eaaceeneaty Ps ee
| used. The men's ns a ee ae |
i i side had a great fois ae [scape see)! Weim Tacs ease
| number of lan- (eau tienes eee Gat
i I eee some in ji ¥ a Nee Yo ic
Ht | the form of 7 en. Aid se kt Sh Sisal
Hi ink paper fish, 7 MRR tom Sh eee ages
| aS ae trees a ee eet
i ont THe Wall be. aut eeamntad erlcireh weecmowael we thoae ive, omall ame
i i} hind the pulpit Men's block shown last month (p. 16) but miscalled Shih-men Dispensary.—Ep.
I -
iH |
yi { } ‘

Missionary Study Circles in the Women’s Auxiliary

tion, and a rest, for a time, at least, of the church. In the evening we went

appeared almost imperative. Mrs. to family prayer at the pastor’s house.

Evans dispenses medicine three days a “To-day we have had a busy time,
, week; the patients begin to call about mostly with the children, whose desire
5 six a.m., and continue till six pm. to learn hymns is apparently insatiable.

Then there is the school, also the Before breakfast the pastor's son ar-

street preaching, and the itinerant work rived, followed shortly by his sister, |

in the villages around. Mrs. Evans and, after I had breaktfasted, they took

does the work of a doctor and nurse me for a long walk. On my return I

combined, setting limbs and dressing sat down for a few minutes’ quiet, as |

wounds too terrible to think about. She I thought, but was quickly surrounded

was sent to for a man who had had_ by children, so I decided to teach them

his foot bitten by a cat, and the wound ‘Jesus loves me. This I was busily

had been neglected till the leg was a doing when the Biblewoman came a

mass of wounds up to the knee, and along and told me that there were a

the man was given up by his own people number of children waiting for me at

as incurable. (The medical work is the chapel, all wanting to learn hymns ;

made harder as the Chinese do not send so off we went, and again started to

for the missionary till they have tried sing, or, rather, to help them sing. I

their own means without avail.) Mrs. wish you could have heard them! Har-

Evans attended this case, and two mony was nowhere! However, the

others very similar, a cure resulting in effort was very real, and we were suc-

each case. These people are very cessful in teaching some of them the

grateful for what is done for them, and words of a hymn, but the tune is as

when others who have heard of it come, far off as ever. We have no sooner

it is wellnigh impossible to say “No” reached the boat each time to-day than

to their pitiful plea for help. There is we have had some children, with hymn
great need for more workers, even in book in hand, wanting to sing, and

this department of the work only. now—8.30 p.m.—is the first quiet time

Mr. Evans works equally hard among I have had since I got up. |
the men and boys,, preaching and teach- “This week-end I have started up-

ing. country trips, and I hope each time to

NINGPO. go to a different: place, and so get to
An interesting letter has been re- know a little of what is going on, and

ceived from Miss Murfitt. She says: what needs to be done that I can do.

“T am writing this on the house- There is so much to do, and so few to

boat, at one of our out-stations fifty li do it. I shall be so glad when the mis-

from Ningpo. We (myself and a_ sion can see its way clear to send out

Biblewoman) arrived yesterday and another single lady worker; she is so

spent the afternoon visiting members much needed here.”

sSJe se se
e e e e
Missionary Study Circles in
9 eae By Mrs. VIVIAN,
the Women’s Auxiliary. y Dts
OR many years the members of the etc., and the advent of a “ Missionary
W.M.A. have laid special empha- Study Society,’ working on inter-de-
sis on the need for increasing mnominational lines, and for the benefit
missionary information among its mem- of every missionary society, has been

bers. This it has striven to do by the hailed by us as one of the greatest

circulation of the ECHO, the “Messen- boons to modern workers for missions.

ger” and missionary letters. Some of The Missionary Study Society, being

us, however, have often been dissatis- largely the outcome of the Student

fied with the inevitably scrappy nature Wolinteet movement, was started first

of the information given in magazines, in America in connection with the .


ay || |
eo |
aot |
ey |i
| Missionary Study Circles in the Women’s Auxiliary
at || Young People’s Missionary movement, the title of one of their booklets,
af | and its first entry into this country was, clearly shows forth the advantage of
ey || I believe, effected through the United the Circle in these words: “If. in-
a || Free Church of Scotland; but, as its formation simply floats through the
| . basis of study 1s so absolutely free from mind, as it does in the hearing of ad-
ey | denominationalism of any kind, it is dresses, or glancing through a missionary
: || now being taken up by almost every report, it never really become ours: but |
a |i society in the kingdom. Its objects are let us learn a° subject, study it, make
| briefly these:— — notes on it, it is so firmly rooted in our
| (1) To provide facilities for the sys. mind we can’t forget it.” It really be-
| tematic study of all the great mission comes part of ourselves, and prayer and
| fields, by providing text-books at a the consecration of ourselves follow as
| small cost, so written as to be under- a natural sequence.
| stood by young people. One of the attractive features of the
a (2) To devise methods of study which Study Circle is its simplicity. It does
i | will not only appeal to missionary not aim at large meetings. The first
Fal helpers, but will so convince them point insisted-on is that the Circle shall
lh of the needs of foreign missions, that never exceed twelve, and may number
a a greater consecration of individual only five
en i time and money will be the result. chosen, among which the following are
| It was therefore a source of the very popular: “ The Uplift of China,”*
| greatest satisfaction to us when during “The Desire of India,”t “ Daybreak in
| the formation of our new Constitution, the Dark Continent,” all of which can
ai a leading official suggested the inclusion be — purchased from , our own Book
ei | |i of Missionary Study Circles and classes Room, or the Society’s office, 78 Fleet
eh as one of the “Objects” of the Auxi- Street, London, for 2s. each.
| liary. It has been suggested that such These books cover a course of eight
a Circles or classes are only valuable lessons. The Circle is expected to have
é | ii where the church-members belong to its leader, who does not teach, but en-
ei | the leisured or educated classes, but that courages each member to read up the
ian where our members belong largely to subject from the text-book, often allots
ey | the working classes they have neither portions of the subject to various mem-
| | time nor Oey for such study. We * See 1907, p. 233, and 1908, p. 154.—Ep.
ai | would remind such friends that many #'See p: 111; 19002-Ep.
ai || of our most hon-
ain || oured ministers | a is i: : og
| } and missionaries |) | al, «tien cc ik
a |} ave sprung irom 5 hae. | ET, Se a
i | that Aree and 9 yeaa 2.3 » i ee Su. sia Rates
il time and money by Li inc ES ae e ae ee a
A studies | ee
Ath | a Dees i Se, Peete
Hh | This society [RIMMER 5 Pee ey
I | does not neces. (Ii... ee |
Hi | sarily make a [RRs sg Wty taama| en TS fe
Hi large demand, (ee Lo SS ae yee ree Had Ure Wt =
i either on the time #& ee are sie ; es fae ne oh San
i or money of its j ew ee Re cee reas x
i members Tts Ula lasee eit ey et ee YM Om
| method is adap- FR paeasuemea: PS a, | SO ae:
a table to the cir- (Race ie BRE Neier it oh see
Hei | cumstances [Raye aQnere: ee tld Bes To ee erie Bett!
| of even busy [i MaMansY Daa teil wai ian e ae
ll workers. . The LF ar Ne mR Meese) Ty, Pa ae ¥ Roos eS
i tt “Genius of the § Aree ieee “ se Oa ERS Peg the
ai Missionary Study ys ER ey fea OE MSE
i ° Circle,” which is A Kikuyu Mother (and hut) at Nairobi, East Africa. (Photo, Mr. J. J. Lory.
a ae 4

The Reproach of Islam : |
bers, helps them to gather any further tems; and the present generation must |
information on the subject announced, often meet with laudatory remarks re- |
and only acts the part of filling up the specting the different faiths of the Near
gaps of any information not forthcom- and the Far East. For example, in
ing from the members. In summing India there are sixty-two million Mo-
r up a leader’s work the Society’s booklet hammedans; and the British flag flies
on the “ Uplift of China,” says :— over them all. It is not a question |
The deepest secret of success in leading simply of interest to missionary con-
a Circle is prayer, and no meeting can be troversialists: the politician and trader |
considered successful which does not close myst take account of the widely-con-
with a period of intercession for the country tasted spirits of the Crescent nid ihe
already discussed. Grass 2
ene ate eae to ey these tues It is. extremely fortunate, therefore,
ircles have been taken up in some Of that this text-book is available for stu- |
our branches; but a tremendous gain ents in missionary study classes; and
would follow a widespread_acceptance we recommend it without the slightest
of this method of study. Even where. ~--Acerentont
it does not seem possible to adopt pre- Of the book, only this needs to be
cisely the method here indicated, it has ..:4: the eight chapters into which it
been found that very much can be ac- jg divided, with the appendices, are
complished by the leader purchasing the written in a style suitable for syste-
book, and going over the ground, chap- matic study. A casual reader will find
ter by chapter, with the members, €X- the work of great interest; but, unlike
plaining and illustrating, by further m- come “ chatty productions of the mis-
pore uons a wien athe ee sionary press, the “ Reproach of Islam ”
note books in hand, take down suc d will challenge, and also well repay, seri-
points as the leader may indicate, and 44. study. For though five chapters fill
these are revised were DY. week, not the Christian reader with a sense of
only a large amount of in Ore 4 despair, the last three chapters are cal-
gathered, but interest 1s so Sey culated to bring not merely a hope of
that afterwards it is found possible to [.Jam’s conversion, but a feeling of
conduct the more agy anced Study certainty that the Cross will triumph.
Circle. SA VIVIAN. Perhaps that is not the happiest term,
<$e for the author thinks more of saving
f Isl Islam than conquering it. Truly, the
The Reproach of Islam. end will be the same; but the mission-
By the Rev. W. H. T. GAIRDNER.* ary attitude is different. Not the fiery
ERHAPS the most hopeful fea- oes oh ae users puss ee
fire of the modem: missionary, 200 mbelipent’ sympathy or men a
movement is the campaign of Raymond Lully, will save Islam. The
instruction undertaken by various agen-. words of a twelfth century student are
cies. Not least amongst such is the worthy of modern approval :—
Y é P le’s Missi 8 M a I come to win the Moslem not as people
oung Heoples Missionary ovement. oft do with arms, but with words: not by
By this society has been issued: a SIN- force, but by reason: not in hatred, but in
gularly clear and able work on Moham- love.
medanism, which follows other useful Islam has been, and is, a reproach;
text-books.7 The title, Reproach, Of it may be a transformed and beneficent
Islam, will indicate the writer’s, point force. J. ELLIS.
of view, which is frankly Christian ; but [This review fittingly follows Mrs. Vivian’s
greater sincerity and more conspicuous article which we commend to our readers’
fairness to opponents it would be diff. careful attention —ED.]
cult to find in modern controversial The Story of Islam (1s. 6d. net, post free
literature. "1s. 9d.; from the same office) is a text-book
_ The day has passed for indiscriminate. prepared for an pee piace ei yous
censure of non-Christian religious sys- BES. whom «Tine Reproach of Islam,”
1c Puuhed jhe Yona Peles Miiomry ovement. Feyiew above, “may be deemed too. [ar
+See p. 42.—Ep. advarced.—ED.

al XI.—Rev. T. H. CARTHEW,
| Famous Names Pure Lase.
| By the Rev.
| Recalled. DAVID BROOK, M.A., D.C.L.
‘| HEN Carthew came to be my When he came back for his one fur-
el W colleague in the Oxford Circuit, lough from Africa I was in Liverpool,
=| nearly thirty years ago, he took and our churches in that city gave him p
i i all hearts by storm. He was so “bright, glad welcome. The few weeks he
| i breezy, brotherly” that straightway we spent with us were brimful of exciting
i all loved him. Careworn. peasants in experiences. Our Sunday School treats
ie the Oxfordshire hamlets felt a new of that summer were memorable. The
| youthfulness of spirit stir within them abounding vitality of our visitor swept
re as the tall, strong man, with swinging staid folks back with him to childhood,
‘a | arms and smiling ‘face, passed their and all were merry together. A little
E windows. Wherever he went he radi- latter that year the Assembly was at
eh | ated happiness. His ministry in the Cir- Louth, and no other Assembly has been
P| cuit was blessed by the conversion of quite like it. a remember one long
al scores of souls, but hundreds of people, drive we had in a high: gig, and the
al now growing old and beginning to look way Carthew drove us home again that
: pensively on their life as a whole, will night. .We were in constant peril, but
| gratefully confess that Carthew’s con- could not resist his boisterous laugh.
i nection with their lives provided some We did reach Louth in safety, and to
a | of the strands of gold that shine out Carthew’s triumphant delight. Soon,
:| among the grey memories of a distant too soon, he was sent back to Africa. :
| past. His first term had been on the West
es) Coast, the oe was on eg East. For
ih | a care Rae cton nine years the reat-hearted man
: | ie _~ laboured on the field consecrated by -
| — oo -\ memories of Charles New and Thomas .
ll e ye eee | Wakefield. Space does not allow any
A ih Sees oa a ee be account of this work, but those who
a eee’, — oe. _ wish to know more can learn it all in
| Pe eee 2 MIR the biography written by our revered
a if Poe oe = So friend the Rev. Joseph Kirsop. - It is
‘ ae = = — aries loved him, and that to the simple-
a ee SS Boe [2 ~—Ssoordinary physical strength united with
ail | ee SK a 8 See, the utmost Christian devotion, Carthew
f | AO ee eee eee Se became a hero, and was known as “the
a | ee ee sae I have hardly touched on the deeper
| . ee ae |e aspects of my friend’s career, and can
Hi} | ; Sere ee ee fe only say of his character that I never
| Gee Se i Ss knew a more unselfish man, and of his
i i | ae ~ ee oe ge ~=Cork that he gave up his life to it.
| ee ee Re ce ye When he had been nearly nine years
Ah | bc ER eee eee in Kast Africa everybody who cared for
Hh | a eee Mes See him felt that he ought to come home
Hi | ee “Soa oo for a good furlough. But he could not
nh | ae A (9) be dragged away from what he deemed
Hi tee + y @ his post of duty. He died at it. And
a | : Pe : one of my most cherished possessions
Na % : — is a long letter which he did not live to
ih lf ‘ye finish On the last page were these
ial p = words: “T cannot save a penny, and
lai i fy ; could not even if my salary were
Hi eas doubled. My sole investments have
| Hi Rev. T. H, Carthew, 1856-1896, PA IGRE Ee 9 Setipage ae eo
| i :
‘Baal e

: |
H. E. T’ang K’ai Sun
been made in the homes of the needy, trouble me. I hope God will take me |
and if giving to the poor is really lend- to Heaven as soon as I am unable to
ing to the Lord He will not forget me work on earth.” The prayer was |
in old age. But the question does not granted. He died November 27th, 1896. |
se se Je
’ See By the Rev.
H. E. T ang K’ai San. FREDERICK BROWN. |
T may be of interest to your readers family to Tientsin and attended Wesley
to have a brief account of H. E. Church of the Methodist Episcopal Mis-
T’ang K’ai Sun, who delivered that sion of which I was minister at that
wonderful address on Opium before the date. One day he asked me to allow
Opium Commission in Shanghai,* re- him to study our church rules and disci- |
_ presenting as he did the Chinese Go- pline, and in a few days returned, say-
vernment. Mr. T’angwasoneofanum- ing, “I wish to be baptized and with |
ber of students taken to America about my wife to join the church as a mem-
1880 by Yung Wing with the purpose ber.” On the following Sabbath we
of receiving an education. He for- had an impressive service, partly in
tunately was boarded in a Christian English and partly in Chinese; bein
family for some time and was greatly a Cantonese he understood innplen
interested in Christianity. The Chinese better than Mandarin: He continued a
Government became alarmed at the regular and consistent member till he
number who seemed to throw off things moved again into Manchuria before the
Chinese in this foreign land, and sent Boxer upheaval in 1900. He was there
urgent messages that they should return caught by the storm but escaped to the
to their native shore before their educa- coast, and was saved. His bosom com-
tion was completed. Mr. T’ang had _panion, however, was killed. Mr. T’ang |
studied at Yale, and had made very moved to Shanghai and has been a
good progress in English as he did in leader in Christian work there ever
his other studies. On his return he was. since, especially in the Y.M.C.A, of
deputed with several others to study which he was the treasurer for some
medicine in Tientsin, under the late Dr. years and a zealous worker in the
Mackenzie, and doubtless this good man _ erection of the “ Martyrs’ Memorial”
had a wonderful influence on his Building, which is used as a Y.M.C.A.
students. Mr. T’ang had no very great eet ace h : pea
liking for medicine and left the College ,, ON WP © ee pe ecto
to take up work in business pursuits, Po, . “Of Ee. “Dp lain Snes :
which he followed for a.number of pao He i aoe Beer ee
years. About the year 1890 he was em- Rees ae O ae ane ee coe
ployed in the Chinese Engineering and ted 1 if i peas
Mining Company at Tang Shan, about Ne eee er ae
sixty miles from Tientsin. While there I have invited him to give an address
he became very much interested in the before the Tientsin Missionary Associa-
Tien Tsu Hui or Anti-Footbinding tion, and regret that owing to the fact
Society which had been formed in some _ that he is now one of the Commissioners
of the southern ports. He wrote me a_ for sending Chinese students to foreign
letter urging that we commence a _ countries at government expense, and
society in Tientsin, and that he would that he is chief of another important
give the first subscription of Tls. 100 department, it is impossible for him to
(about £12). After consideration a leave the capital at present. I am led
large meeting was held in the Hong- to write the above because I have seen
Kong and Shanghai Bank (kindly lent it stated that H. E. T’ang is a “secret
for the Reson and a society was Christian.” The fact is, when occasion
formed, which has done good work, and demands, he is is bold for his Master,
is now about to be given over entirely anda member in good standing of the
_ to Chinese management. Methodist Episcopal Church, Picatein,
Shortly after this he moved with his China. We thank God for such trophies,
oh eee aes aden ised ee and wish they were more numerous.

fy |
| | e e
| | four Missionary ee eee
P 1 By the Rev. .
| | Salms. . ALFRED BROMLEY.
St fl |
| | “CONCERNING THE KING.” doubtedly are described; but the pic-
| HE Psalmist informs us he is mak- ture is only perfectly realized when we
L of mg @ poem concerning the King. see in it the Conquering Christ. The
Et His heart is astir, bubbling up, apocalyptic vision (Rev. xix. 11—16)
a brimming over, with his subject. Out of the Faithful and True One riding
a | of the abundance of the heart the forth at the head of the armies of
P| mouth speaketh. His tongue is as the heaven on the white horse of victory,
. | pen of the swift writer. clothed with a vesture dipped in blood,
Sa | ; : an earing the name o ing o
| ec very fair, above the children of Kings, ant Lord: of lords: subduing
el Grace has been poured on thy lips, the world to His royal rule, is the only
a | Therefore Jehovah hath blessed thee for ever, ideal fulfilment of the Psalmist’s song.
<) t
| Historical criticism finds in this Psalm It is the ope hope for the world.
F} | aurclsrence io Jehu King of Taree! The Kate of is wo
a || Vv. 4, 5; cf. 2 Kings ix. 20—24), ; > 7s
| whose chariot driving was noted for ei nae and Bowehey
| swiftness, and whose arrows were sharp Th : fan g aes:
fi | in the heart of his enemies; but the Cha aie Teak Dae Bee of
| | Christian consciousness, with a truer it rist is ite ee oe the wore from
A | spiritual instinct, can see in it “no man ! f Pe ree LOWE ante; in f Soke
et | save Jesus only.” Not King Jehu, but sil Senet peeonae Teale S ihe
ei ‘King Jesus, is the true subject of the Silver, . nee es a d Clay th ut the
| poem. The writer of the Epistle to ABC eS ocean aes the fissure
Fl the Hebrews, quoting from this Psalm, he the as Ten yen form-
Bh |i applies it to the Incarnate Son of God HEI 5 Oe ee: Sine f aie aS
al | (1. 8, 9). And this Christian application peer Bek at Gh, a eck f
at | is the only true one. To the spiritual ae eld TOu8 i © f Ecos =
i teader the Bible is full of Christ. From *8 iE Bae seas ea eoae
| | Genesis to Revelation everything points ae d u ee aa: om of God is
ei || to Him. As we read the sacred volume i Ke ae 2 PC oo dof H; When
ai ii we are conscious of a double depth hall ee abi h 4 ae he is Christ
+ | in it. There is the superficial depth of fhe f ene ae Oe in the earth, then
H the human meaning, and there is the cee CeDappy “conditions wall
al unfathomable depth of the mind of Pass away. :
a | God. Thus the finite becomes the In- God shall wipe away all tears
4 finite; history becomes prophecy, and from oo ey. ne ae there shall be
| the prophecy finds its truest historic aa ie EG ce One
: : ying; neither shall there be any
iif | fulfilment in Jesus Christ. Jesus alone more pain.
\ | fulfils the Ideal Kinghood set forth in Daily: aboaia “Thy Kined
ui i this Psalm: “Thou art very fair, above ap rl ae ne h 14 mg oi
1 | the children of men.” Jesus is unique ; ahd ae ig chs 1 sou Ge We tou,
Hl | thereecnone Tike ca. ana generously should we give that the
Mt time may come when
I | He shall have the heathen for His
; il Wane NG BS HERO: inheritance, and the uttermost parts
i After the introduction, the poem of the earth for His possession.
Hi | describes the King as girding on his Ride on, O Hero, and prosper,
| | sword for war, treading the bow, shoot- Ride on, in splendour and majesty.
mi Ht || ing his arrows, his right hand doing ; é
ial terrible deeds, driving his chariot on to Gt ee ne a SORONATION:
| victory in splendour and majesty. The In the next three strophes the poet
| peoples are subdued under him. In describes the crowning of the King.
I these verses the vehemency and suc- Having subdued the peoples to his rule,
li cess of Jehu, as a soldier-hero, un- the soldier-hero now ascends his throne.
i 46
it i
Ht | ,
Wi it ||
NG ——— —_ n

Four Missionary Psalms
He is anointed with oil of consecration, her bridal attire is of regal splendour,
arrayed in the royal robes, all the folds raiment of needlework, inwrought with
of which are fragrant with sweet- finest gold. She ‘is all glorious. Prin-
smelling spices, and the crown is placed cesses offer wedding gifts, and the rich
upon his head, whilst musical instru- of the people do her honour. With the
ments from ivory palaces give expres- wedding music of joy and gladness she
sion to the coronation joy. This is a is led into the presence of the King,
fine description of a most brilliant and takes her stand at his right hand
scene. The scenic splendour is Orien- on the throne. The exhortations of
tal in its magnificence. But it is as. the marriage service are uttered:
moonlight unto sunlight in comparison Hee daupnty sande coucer:
with the coronation of King Jesus. He, and incline thine ear. Forget thine
and He alone, fulfils the conditions of own people and thy father’s house.
right Kingship. So shall the King greatly desire thy
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. care Hie ae ty Dover ciency
The Sceptre of Thy royalty is a sceptre of :
equity, : Now all true earthly marriage is but
pie ee righteousness, and hatest 4 symbol of the spiritual marriage be-
wic .
Therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed ea God _and _His peor abe
Thee earthly marriage 1s a type; but the
With the oil of gladness, above Thy fellows. peaventy Waaae 1S ie rea
e€ marriage scene o is m finds
By reason of His personal character, its mertect realization in the mystic
and the character of His reign, Jesus is union there is between Christ and His
alone worthy to receive Divine honour Church:
and power. He is the Conquering Hero :
who rides forth conquering, and to con- quotes doves ie thee Hoo
quehe un une panes of truth ane es sanctify and cleanse it with the
néss and righteousness ; € is the washing of water by the Word; that
monarch whose throne is established by He might present it to Himself a
righteousness, and whose sceptre is a glorious Church, not having spot or
sceptre of equity. He is entitled, above wrinkle or any such thing; but that
His fellows, to be anointed with the oil it should be holy and _ without
of consecration to the office of King. blemish (Eph. v. 25—27).
Blessing, and honour, and glory, The ideal King must be married only
and power, be unto Him that sit- to an ideal bride. The Church must be
teth upon the throne; for He has made all glorious, within and without,
redeemed us to God by His blood before the marriage can take place. |
out of every kindred, and tongue, When the nations of the earth are re-
and people, and nation’) and made deemed from sin, when Christ has per-
us unto our God a Kingdom and f ;
+ tes : a ected that which concerneth us, when
priests; and we shall reign on the y 5 é
earth. the aes is es cncied to the
; : : ivine Will, and worships Christ as her
Crown Him with many crowns; He is Sovereign Lord, then shall be realized
worthy of them all. the vision John saw in the Isle of
Bring forth the royal diadem Patmos.
And crown Him Lord of all. And I heard as it were the voice
rae ise eae rare of a great multitude, ang as the
— . voice of many waters, and as the
The second half of the Psalm con- voice of mighty thunderings, saying,
tains a magnificent description of a cualemien, for ie Ford ee
1 iage. The bride is a King’s Be ee eee ae ee
Seer : . glad and rejoice, and give honour
daughter, and is to be married to a to Him. For the marriage of the
King. She is brought to the palace, Lamb is come, and His wife hath
attended by a retinue of royal virgins ; made herself ready.

i e e
| Bible Translation, By the Rev.
: and a Centenary. J. W. MAWER.
=| E are often reminded how tribe, made his own paper, type and
= greatly the work of Foreign ink, printed off portions of the Scrip-
Fs | missions has been assisted by tures, and taught the people to read, |
fk the co-operation of the British and is one of those marvels of foreign mis-
el Foreign Bible Society. Our own mis- sions with which the student of missions
* sionaries have frequently acknowledged occasionally meets, and which fill him
ei this. It is interesting to know that this with admiration for men who do noble
ey generous policy has been pursued for work in distant lands, “unknown and
Ff more than one hundred years. yet well known,” “the latchet of whose
4 In the “Methodist Magazine” for shoes” we are “not worthy to unloose.”
E November, 1806, prominence is given It ought not to be a difficult matter
F to proposals from Calcutta “for a sub- to raise the amount asked for among
"| scription for translating the Holy Scrip- the Protestant Christians in Manchester,
lf tures” into fifteen Oriental languages. so that instead of receiving a birthday
a | “Oriental translation,” it is declared, present, the Manchester Auxiliary may
el “has become comparatively easy, in give to the “Red Men of Canada” a
et |. consequence of our having the aid of new translation of Holy Scripture as a
ey learned men from distant provinces of memorial of its Centenary.
a Asia,” who “voluntarily engage with KB
| us in translating the Scriptures into Sx
eT their respective languages. We have it fajz4 and Facts: as Illustrated in the
at in our power to“assure the public that History of the China Inland
eh | the means of pans the ee RAD. Mission. By Marshall Broomhall,
sf elec cre walle Out reac xs B.A., Editorial Secretary C.I.M.
ay Johannes Lassar, from Canton, Pro- (is. net.)
ai | fessor of the Chinese language, is now 2 : H ine : S
ry | resident at the mission-house, Seram- . | pples of gold in baskets of silver |
ai pore; and under his tuition, three of 35 the passage that flew to our mind
al our number have commenced the study While reading this book. It deserves to
a | of the Chinese language. About a rank with the story of Dr. George
ai | year ago Mr. Lassar began to trans- Muller and Frederick J. Barnardo, for
a | iate the Scriptures into that language; 15 it not the crystallization of the life
ei and some part has already been printed of Hudson Taylor?
| off from characters cut in wood after More things are wrought by prayer
ii the Chinese manner.” This document than this world dreams of.” Here is
ii bears the signatures of W. Carey and another of the marvellous stories with
i eight other Protestant missionaries in which the Church of Christ abounds.
if Bengal. The British and Foreign We wish we had space to give it chap-
| Bible Society granted £1,000 for this ter by chapter, and regret that we can
| ereat undertaking. afford no more than this. Daintily got
i Last month the Manchester and Sal- UP: 78 pp. for La this book may be
| ford Auxiliary of the Bible Society Put mto anyones hand, and the thing
{| will celebrate its one hundredth birth- of beauty will become a joy.
ih day. It is hoped to raise 41,800 for ie
¢ . . o> |
i | Pe nee copies cr a moe transla- sy
ed tion of the Scriptures for the Crees, an
i Indian tribe i the North-West of PRIZE : OFFER. :
i Canada, among whom Archdeacon ACapy of The Lie of John fnaccene |
i ; Mackay has lived and taught for MOre —ijlustration, suitable for address or sermon.
iH than fifty years. The Crees get their Competitors will be required to state that |
Ee | living mostly by hunting and fishing, they have been subscribers to _ the
‘| over a wide area stretching from the SSO ee i a hoses 1a montis,
i 7 and are s akio It. DI
I | ae ot Tass Bay to the foot of plume may be used? hut name and address
I the Rocky Mountains. must also be given. Papers to be received
Hi The story of how the Rev. J. Evans py Feb. 25th. Award in April. For |
i invented a written language for this Editor’s address see third page of cover. |
48. : i
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Hi |
Ni os

THE : :
The United Methodist Church, |
a Ne |
Extracts from Ill.—By the
e (Deputation to China.)
SHANGHAI AND NINGPO. Darwent, M.A., deliver one of those
ANUARY Ist. Opposite Woosung racy and powerful discourses which
we had to wait several hours for have made Union Church an attraction
the tide to take us to Shanghai. to Britishers in Shanghai,
We landed there about three o'clock January 3rd. With Mr. Pollard I had
and made our way to the Missionary an interview with the leaders of the
Home as our headquarters for the week. China Inland Mission with whom we
We were soon discovered by Mr. Pol- have maintained the most cordial rela-
| lard and Mr. Hudspeth, and then we tion throughout the history of our mis- |
seemed to be no longer in a strange sion in Yunnan. Iwas permitted to see
| land. a great deal of their organization and
| Sunday, January 2nd. To-day we _ business methods, and one could not fail
were joined by Dr. Marshall and his to be impressed with the magnitude of
family on
their way to | ||
England for Bal |
the sdke -of | | rae | |
the doctor’s oo |
health, which
was still in a :
shattered con- Sea a.
dition. aes aa
: Lt waka oe res
great pleasure eS. ee eo See Pale. oo ie
to be able to [BRIS ge 2 dt et el nn ee ann, 24 Gy 4
attend Chris- [Eaeeieietiediteests beaete ge cs Wie ieee eae km oe
tian service (Riise n i ae ae
once more. In | = 925) eee Ba ee |
the morning = === 2 oe ed eae te
Pollard preach ieee hi ces eee rs
a telling ser- [= 7 ee ee ee |
| Cross of | am OS |
| Christ, and in [ae ee
the evening me Se ||
we heard the qhe Deputation to China. [Photo : Rev. C. Stedeford.
| R EEVE je G& (Where we boarded the boat on the Grand Canal.)
| Marcu, 1910. :

at |i A
é Extracts from my Journal
| [a the company |
= | | of mission- |
a | | | Hy jae “ae ee ia) aries making
| || | | OTe ae temporary
£ x ‘as Bf iM th Yh (Beaty abode at the
a — Ht Joe China Inland
| | a | © ie Mission
| || oe ii i Ak sep n ome.
| ie ee, ey ik a Le iy I 8 | In the after-
fe | ar eee ee eee RB noon we bade
LS ie ee yee Sie farewell to
tf osama ; e Hy ee ee . ena ae = and Mr. Hud-
| ee ee tat = ey =speth, who
| Le eee ‘eee ee) ft ae
eee | + mas 5 ae : arn :
1 == ee ceamer for
ay en a : | Pa ke ocd ong - Kong
eee 4 to Yunnan.
si] Sei | ’ s January 5th.
i eee ee a We were con-
al SR Ps Lok ducted ‘over
e / On the Grand Canal, with our cook. APhoto : Rev. C. Stedeford. the Chinese }
| : Christian
their work and the completeness of Literature Society’s premises by Dr.
el their system. It was an inspiration to Timothy Richard, and took lunch with |
att | have intercourse with such a noble him at his house, and greatly enjoyed
HH Lh i - worker as Mr. J. W. Stevenson, and a few hours’ intercourse with one of the - |
ea | h others like-minded, who, with shrewd- greatest seers in China. Few men have
a ness and ability only equalled by their such a complete knowledge of Eastern |
al grace and goodness, are directing one affairs as Dr. Richard, and he always
Et of the greatest missionary movements takes the far-sighted view.
i Hi | in the world. :
a We also visited the headquarters of January Oth, We took train to
i | the British and Foreign Bible Society, Chang-wan, a few miles from Shang- |
i and had a talk with the genial chief (the hai, in order to pay a visit to Miss
iW Rev. G. H. Bondfield) upon their work Abercrombie, and to see the Door of
a in connection with our mission in Yun- Hope Girls’ Home where she is engaged
if ih nan, especially upon the issue of the in one of the most Christ-like forms of
Miao translation. More than a quarter work to be found in this world. She,
it | of the Scriptures issued by the Bible with her colleague, acts as foster Chris-
MW Society are sent forth from the press tian mother to a number of girls who
lt in Shanghai. were caught in the whirlpool of China’s
|| In the evening Mr. Pollard and I had blackest vice, and who owe their sal-
1] a stroll through the Chinese city, vation to the rescuing Christian hand.
| through Vanity Fair with beautiful She has more than a hundred girls, and
|| shops, brilliantly lighted houses of en- each one has a_ history which would
Hh | - tertainment, and iniquity presenting make any Christian heart shudder with
1} itself unabashed. Yet the present state horror. The story of some of these
a is much better than the past; for there girls was given us, and as we looked
i were many houses closed, and some into their bright and happy faces we
Ht. thoroughfares comparatively deserted tried to measure what a contrast had
i which were formerly devoted almost been produced in them and their lives
ih entirely to opium and immorality. by the opening of the Door of Hope.
ay January 4th. I had lunch with Mr. Mr. Butler gained the great admira-
I D. E. Hoste, Mr. W. J. Stevenson and_ tion of the Chinese and the fervent
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Extracts from my Journal
gratitude of the ladies by repairing the mises. As it was half-holiday most of the
pump, which had become useless. We boys were in the football field where I
left this institution with a haunting saw them expending as much energy as
sense of the deep abominations of English schoolboys usually give to that
heathenism. sport. The game, however, is a.foreign
In the evening we had dinner in the ‘port, and it was some time before the
house of the Rev. G. H. Bondfield, boys could be induced to favour a game
where we had the pleasure of meeting Which gave such shocks to the dignity |
some of the prominent missionary Which is supposed to characterize
workers in Shanghai. scholars in this country. Part of the |
rejudice was ov by t E |
January 7th. W. e embarked for si the head Aten anil epeeee
Ningpo. The voyage brought no seri- by the game demolished the rest. There
ous internal disturbances. is excellent accommodation for a good
January 8th. With the dawning day sails and it was a pleasure to hear
we steered up the river to Ningpo. The tnat ; Cae eae ab present sed
bank of the river is assuming a Euro- Thre nee thy and prosperous condition. |
pean appearance on account of the resi- a = au the more gratifying because :
dence of foreigners, and the erection oe a BECecDy time of cotntlercial Houses in toreiah styler toe ES suffering from an insurrec-
; tionary spirit among the students, and
We were hailed by the Rev. G. W. at Ningpo, within a gunshot of our own |
Sheppard and the Rev. W. Lyttle who building, there are two large colleges,
were soon joined by Dr. Jones and much larger than our own, one belong-
. Mr. Redfern. Mr. Butler was soon de- ing to the Roman Catholics, and the
posited in a chair, which, however, was other a private enterprise, and both are
| of a different type from any we had closed. The reputation for moral cha- |
| seen elsewhere, and was very much like racter, as well as for scholarship, has.
| a long box swung between two poles. probably proved the best safeguard of md
The downward curve of the poles our institution. It gave me consider- |
showed that it was no ordinary man in- able surprise to find that non-Christian
side, and secured proper respect from parents send their sons to a college |
the passers-by. At the house we were where Christian truth is most thoroughly |
joined by the ladies of the mission com- presented in systematic study of the |
pound, and we formed a bright, and, I Scriptures and the daily devotional |
| think I may say, a brilliant, company. exercises.
Our first real
business was to
form the plan
of campaign so |
that the time 5 |
might be used : & :
\ oe best ad- § Rag es x ook 41 A149 e 8g ]
age. pats ie Ba ! ey Shae |
Unfortunately [ieee eee. 2 Oo, a wr
Mr. Butler was ey ee Se i ees
ence en Mpa on; or ge eee ott
compelled to [Reese i ee o_o ag TE et ae
decide upon a ee ee ae ne ps tee
| week’s rest to Fe Caan peed ee, ee
get rid of a little xy Cage - ee |
rheumatism in ee 26 Eee ee |
In the after- t Hees re Po oe a =? |
noon Mr. Red- bee PE SET as PS es
fern conducted SS ee eee, a es. * |
College = pre- A Chow-chow Shop in China. (Photo: Dr. A. Fletcher Jones. |

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| Secretaries’ Notes Gey Ay CESAR ,
fF ¥ , |
Le | ot the Montb. Foreign Secretary.
ei |
| En Route We have received a_ gratitude. In the year the terrible :
Be for communication from our year—of the Boxer Riots we had two |
I Wenchow. friend, the Rev. T. M._ small societies in that wide area, to-day i
e Gauge, from Genoa. The we have eighteen. Some of them are
| voyage up to that port had been very small; but they are new centres of
fe rough. He was well and in good spirits. light, new points of departure, as well
| His arrival in China is awaited with as forces working like leaven in their -

L much interest. The boat by which Mr. own immediate localities! Let us not
ie) Gauge is travelling, “ Prinzess Alice,” forget nor underestimate the fact that
Bt js timed to arrive at Wenchow, Febru- these sixteen new societies are the off-
ie Fl ary 28th. By this time, therefore, our spring of persecution and martyrdom. |
al friend will have landed in the great At some point or other in the spread of
a Eastern Empire. May a great blessing the Kingdom of Jesus Christ there is
Bi} rest on him from the very day of his snot only great strenuousness, but pain,

: arrival—a vivid sense of God’s presence and travail, and death! “Except it fall
a | and of God’s guidance. into the ground and die it abideth
fe alone.” These travail stages of the
bi APleasant The Commissioner of Church’s enlarging life are often, if
I Christmas Wenchow gave a “Grand not always, points at which the pain of
Fl | Incident. Christmas Tree” at the mystery enters; faith is assailed, but |
a | mission on Christmas Day. afterward there is joy and rejoicing!
fF Dr. Smerdon played the time-honoured The day of sowing and the day of

| part of good old Father Christmas. reaping are not infrequently separated
Ha True to his age-long spirit and and joined by—not days, nor weeks,

f custom the venerable Father made but as in this case—years. We rejoice
ay | it quite clear that Christmas was the greatly with Mr. Stobie and his fellow
By Children’s Festival as well for the East workers in this mark of success!

At as for the West. With fine emphasis

at on this glorious fact he gave to each Mr. In referring to Christmas,

(| of the children a splendid present from Principal Mr. Redfern says: “We
ie the well-laden tree, and to each of the Redfern, have had a quiet Christ-

ia | “srown-ups” a penny toy! The chil- Ningpo. mas, but enjoyable. It is ~

i | dren were delighted, and the “ grown- strange how much we miss

| ups” behaved handsomely in rejoicing Mr. Heywood at this season of the

ht with the children. We greatly appre- year.” It is a fine testimony both to a

4 ; ciate this beautiful and generous act of man’s spirit and character to be missed

1 the Commissioner. This is the kind of when absent!

ii deed which helps to build empire and Our friend also reports that the Prin-

Hie quicken the spirit of universal brother- cipal’s house is nearly completed. He

i hood. writes in terms of great appreciation not

Hh only of the house itself, but of the

Hh | Rey. W.R. Our friend reports a generous way in which the Foreign

Hy Stobie, deeply-interesting visit Missionary Committee have treated him

| Wenchow. paid to our Sen-an Circuit. in re this new house. We wish for .

We Tt is twenty-five miles our honoured Principal many years of

| south of Wenchow. The occasion of great happiness and usefulness in his

Hh || Mr. Stobie’s visit was the holding of new residence. May it be in a deep

LT) the District meeting. As at home there and blessed sense a happy home to him
| were things to discourage, and some and his loved ones. The other members
i which called for great searching of of the mission staff were reported to be
ii heart. One outstanding fact, how- well except in the case of Mr. Lyttle,
| ever, called for great gladness and who was said to be a “little run down.”
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East Africa. Optimism and appreciation saving, body, soul, and spirit! Physi-
are two splendid qualities cally he is a great sufferer; his needs
A in a missionary, be his order, or his are many, and some of his pains are
} _ country, what it may. Tosee the bright deep-seated. Who will answer to the
side, and to appreciate the good, cry of Africa’s needs, and for Christ’s
| whether in the people or the country, sake say: “Here am I, send me!” A
are great factors in both the mission- godly, well-equipped medical genile-
ary’s personal happiness, and in the man is an urgent need. Most earnestly
! quality and success of his work. Our do we press this claim on the attention
: friend, Mr. Smith, possesses these two of those qualified for the work!
fine qualities. We were much im, .
pressed, as well as cheered, by the fol- Cireuit- It has been found more
lowing sentences in a letter we have just Missionary convenient to send the
received from him. Speaking of Christ- Financial Forms for Circuit Einan- oe
mas, he says :— Returns. cial Missionary Returns
I began it in bed with fever, but I am _ direct to the superintendent |
thankful to say I am feeling quite fit again, Of each Circuit than as suggested in the
and everything looks full of promise. I am February ECHO, in the Circuit monthly
getting very fond of African life. The plan- parcel. May we once more very |
tation work is most interesting and instruc- earnestly and respectfully request each
tive: I am beginning to feel quite at home superintendent minister to see that these
now. : forms get into the right hands, and are
That is the true missionary spirit, and returned, as per directions clearly indi-
it means much; long experience has cated, as promptly as possible? |
- made us very sensitive to the signifi- ~
cance of the tone of a missionary’s A Significant It is a significant fact that
letters. We have great hope of our Offer, and our missionaries, while on
good friend and of his special kind of anUrgent furlough, are devoting part |
| work. Appeal. of that furlough to the
securing of a fuller and
NoDoctor We are getting troubled completer equipment for the great work
yet for that we are receiving no in which they are engaged. Dr.
Africa. offers for medical mission- Fletcher Jones followed this course,
ary service for East Africa. so did Mr. Principal Redfern. Dr.
Africa is most surely ae
emerging from the : |
darkness and the degra-__- oe
dation of long ages. It eG iui
is proving itself to be a EE A pe
land not of swamps but whe. Seek SE Age
of vast areas of roots : 2 , ie 7 Tee on 4 a
and fruits of great im- eae , ee eee
portance to the civilized ae > ae | fs ce Yigg
world. But it must ety oo te pee mp oS Ae See
never be forgotten that [RRNA s) aw Aim pes) t | ane 9 ae SS
° Be Si rie tS xual ir ae \ tf gr Sate ena yy |
the key to all its J a. ge OS 38 Ee \ Net sam AW |
vast and varied trea- . (MMaaNiiiies i ce eee PN Hi
sures, God has put into iowa ees Pires a P Bk Vitec. ej aoe."
the keeping of the ate ae Sa ee ay oye eet ve
- native. He holds the Ey O) Weak gre 8 i a a? ok eae
g lorious possi [i (iii: Sco |.
ilities! From every [Ripe iusmal) jena) i ae
point of view from Re ease gy Le . ee
which the African may (SSeS ais peace cK ae :
be considered and ads Ss aati ti, OS
viewed, he is worth The Coco-nut plantation at Ribe, East Africa. (Photo: Mr. J. J. Lory.

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, Plummer is now doing the same in at- Purchase of Rev. J. Hinds reports the
et ii tending a course of medical and surgical Land in purchase of land, excel- .
a lectures. This is not only a wise and Shantung. lently situated near the
b enlightened course of action, but be- railway which is ap-.
| || speaks both great devotion and great proaching completion, at Lienchen.
| || enthusiasm. They all feel that the The area is sufficient for a chapel
ey | work in which they are engaged de- for the increasing numbers that the
| | mands their best, and that they ought railway will bring, for rooms for the
FE | to know the best and latest known in missionaries, and for a dispensary which |
Ee | those branches of learning and skill will be affiliated to the Chu Chia medi-
fe | having to do with their several depart- cal work. The latter is eminently
eI | ments. : desirable, and the cost will be met by |
|| | Dr. Plummer informs me that he and the railway authorities, who offer £10 |
i} | Mrs. Plummer will be quite ready to per month for its maintenance if placed ‘
mt | | return to Wenchow in the autumn! The under the supervision of the foreign
be | doctor says it is absolutely necessary doctor with a Chinese assistant in
mt that a set of surgical instruments must charge.
2 be supplied to the Hospital. The cost At Hsing Chi, too, a new site is |
F will be 4100. So impressed is the secured, and the new chapel will be
ey doctor with the absolute necessity for erected without any cost to the Mission
| | these in view of the new knowledge funds. :
: He | gained, that he and Mrs. Plummer are Medical Work Writing under date of
ie | prepared to contribute 450 towards the in Yonge :
4 s g January = Tith, “Dr Ae
|| | same. There will be those, we feel pring Fu. Fletcher Jones speaks
| dal sure, who will be glad and feel it a with enthusiasm of the
Ay: | peo join in supplying the other opportunities presented, notwithstand- __
f £50. Will some friend please Write » ing that the population is widely
at | and say the needed and desired word: scattered. and the district mountainors.
a di | ae iti | Dr. Jones is anxious to continue and
ay tt | II.—By the Rev. G. PACKER, extend, and it is hoped that before long
| Missionary Secretary. we shall be able to make considerable
ny The Synod In the January issue addition to the accommodation pro-
4 Hall Meetings attention was called to the vided at Yung P'ing Fu. The following
i at the World series of meetings for extract will be read with interest :
P| Missionary |§ Home Workers, to be held The area and scope for medical mission
AI | Conference in jn the Synod Hall during work can be imagined when it is realized
il Edinburgh. the sittings of the Confer- that the nearest medical centre north is five
j eee Pi ie in the Le seven days’ journey away! Hence the
i} Bee e necessity of our planting a dispensary last
ii Assembly Hall. It was then announced Qgioher at the Great Wail.
at that a limited number of tickets had A young work in an ancient city like
| ) been allotted to the United Methodist Yung P’ing Fu has to overcome conservative
i} Church, the price being 7s. 6d. each, prejudice. :
Hh the usual railway facilities for travelling . “Startling cures” aid us greatly—we have
i | to and from Edinburgh at single fare just had a good example. aS
a and quarter being afforded. Some ap- ee ee Se oaiee eae
ih plications have already been received, had “just swallowed ten ounces of a rarely
Hh and the tickets will be allotted in the used poison after a quarrel. Her cure ap-
tH order of application. The whole are parently created a sensation, for the Sub-
Ht not yet appropriated, but persons wish- Prefect sent yesterday for medical advice,
ii ing to attend this unique and historic and this afternoon brought another city
i Conference should inform one or other mandarin for treatment!
nT of the Secretaries at Leeds at once. Bible Selling The work of the Bible
| This offer terminates at the end of this in Tientsin. colporteurs is carried on
HT month, after which all tickets will be in all our circuits, and car-
i at the disposal of the Central Com- ried on with the greater likelihood of
Hy, mittee for the general public. successful issue since a price must be
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paid for every Bible or Testament or will hang round the door with vacant
portion thereof. The Rey. ‘Js Hedley stare, but an invitation in is the signal for
gives the following account of the 2 stampede, and we have learned that,
agents in his charge to the Rey. jer if we want to keep our audience, such
Drysdale, the Superintendent of the assvitesas; we must be content to have
British. and Foreign Bible Sodiety: at them merely at the door, and not at-
Tientein : yi tempt to get them to test the strength of
: the plain benches which serve as seats. This
The three men are Ch’en Shih Ch’i, em- will show you how difficult is the work of
ployed on the river sections between Tientsin “the man with the pack,” and I would
and Taku, with his headquarters at Hsien> entreat that, in considering the work of
” Shui Ku: Ts’ao Yung Hsing, working in Ch’en Shih Ch’i, these facts be taken into
i the villages and small towns adjacent to the account. I have every faith in his. devo-
Tientsin : and Sun Fu Hsun, whose centreis tion and earnestness. We have not a better
at Hsing Chi on the Grand Canal, and man in this district doing similar work, and
whose duties include itineration round the our regrets over small sales are more than
villages and towns surrounding. matched by his real grief that he makes
For all these men, but especially for the apparently so little headway. The colpor-
first-named, who is also the eldest of the teur’s task, under most favourable circum-
three, and for the value of their work, I stances, is not an easy one. I sometimes
have a great respect. Mr. Ch’en is one of wonder if even we, who are in close touch !
the most simple-minded and sincere Chris- with it and them, know how hard it is for
| tian men I know in this district, “an Israel the faithful colporteur to do his work.
jte indeed, in whom there is no guile.” In Criticism is such a cheap and easy thing that |
one capacity or another he has assisted in we are all too prone to suspect indifference
the work of this circuit for many years past, to duty where there has been only genuine
under my predecessors, and their testimony difficulty, and while I do not wish to take
to his worth and zeal can now be honestly too rosy a view of the men we trust to scatter
supplemented by my experience of him. He the seed of the Word in Bible-selling, yet ;
is an untiring tramp, a most genial and I do earnestly plead that we should some-
willing worker, a genuine Christian whose times put ourselves in their place, and try
faith has illumined and ennobled his native to realize their difficulties. I know positively
qualities; and though his sales have fallen that Mr. Ch’en will not sell a single book
{ far short of what both you and I consider under the price fixed by your Society; that
satisfactory, I would submit that that is due he will not sell if he suspects purchase is
not to any lack of zeal or industry on his being made for any other than the legitimate
part, but to the particular and peculiar purpose of reading and instruction; and I
hardness and indifference of the people have sometimes thought, if you will not |
among whom he has to work. Hsien Shui misunderstand the phrase, that my good old
Ku, midway between Tientsin and Taku, is friend Ch’en is a bit too conscientious to be
a busy and important trade mart, where the a successful Bible-seller. But is it not better |
people give but
little more than a ;
passing glance to Lhe | |
the Christian NEES
chapel or the hum- % : }
ble colporteur. Taku > . rd : dace |
is even more amaz- Ce : ae: ae. |
ing and disappoint- [Sas =a et
i ing in its apparent oe Re - fk cal ; peels |
contemptuous in- (|S) gis ikec | eee! ee |
difference to the a a Peewee: (Tees : mee:
truth as daily “lela Sa tt pt “a nd ae HHH |
preached among =a inttaiaiit fan” Bee ee |
them. Even the (6) @ueeeuEibuoos " i by peg Da eee ety es oo |
presence of a |)... —...
forcigner in the [aris ce |
pulpit is not attrac- Oe cg ath aE Sea ee ee
tion sufficient to in- [== samegeaee Se
duce the inhabi- [eeiiegaas as ae ee ag pea : = Sl
tants of Taku to ieee ee Pree ee |
preaching. They A Typical Methodist Chapel in China. (Photo: Rev. G. P. Littlewood.

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that we should have a man of that stamp, Hsing. Chi district than either of the men
| even with small sales, rather than untrust- named above, and makes good use of his
4 worthy men whose only idea is to rid them- opportunities. He is a strong, fearless indi-
1 || selves of as many books as possible in a vidual, equal to any amount of hardship,
ay | month, no matter how or where they go, and ready ever to give a reason for the hope
St or for what purpose they are purchased? that is in him, and though I have had no
. Ts’ao Yung Hsing is quite a young fellow, opportunity of personally following his sales, :
quiet and undemonstrative in manner, but I the testimony of the circuit preachers all
Ms believe, earnest and diligent in his work. goes to prove his diligence, and warrants
Fy His special sphere is in the villages sur- me in reporting favourably of his work.
fe rounding the city here, with particular care In addition to these, two of our Chris-
by of the large village of Ta Chih Ku, where tians are employed by yourself in colportage ,
| he is seeking to overcome prejudices and work, Messrs. Poa and Kuoa. You know
ra opposition by persistent book-selling and the worth of their work better than I, but
preaching, and where we are hoping ere I should like to testify to the energy of both
iy long to open a new place. men, and especially to the simple, warm- |
Sun Fu Hsun has better chances in the hearted enthusiasm of the latter. |
e | The World Missionary
a | - By the Rev. |
| Conference. JOHN FLEMING.
" HE World Missionary Conference restless mind in regard to orthodox
i is, we believe, destined to play doctrines on such subjects. The more
ati an important part in the future modern Councils confined discussions
i evangelization of the world. It will to the rights and privileges of the
a | be a time, when in the light of fuller papal office, or to the proper methods
f knowledge, errors will be corrected, of electing persons to fill the papal
| and more intelligent and effective chair. The reasons for summoning p
ay} policies outlined. May we not also the great Councils were either the
iE I | hope and believe, that forces will be peril of heresy or schism, or the con-
at | generated, and co-ordinated in a way flicting claims of rival popes. The
adi | that will powerfully affect great ad- Councils at Constance Cia 18)
Wt ministrative centres, and even outlying Basel (1431—8), Ferrara (1438—42;
stations? The News Sheet, issued Lateran (1512—17), and Trent (1545
monthly, may well call the Churches to —63), might, in some respects, be re-
; | pray that through the work of the eight garded as reforming Councils. The
i} several Commissions, God may make Vatican Council of 1869—70, which
known His mind and will to the Church. declared the Infallibility of the Pope
| Never has there been such a Council in matters of faith and morals, ren-
it contemplated in the history of Christen- dered any further Councils unneces-
| dom. Early and more recent Ecumeni- sary. The Great Protestant Synod of
| cal Councils have been circumscribed, Dort (1618), and the Westminster
‘| both in range of representation and in Assembly (1643—7), were also of a
ii outlook, compared with the world-wide limited character. But the World Mis-
atc) character of this prospective Conference. sionary Conference of 1910 will gather -
il} It has been said that the early Councils its representatives from every part of
HH of the Church were all Eastern Councils. the world. It is to be hoped that the |
ft Western Christendom was scarcely re- right delegates have been appointed and
ii presented at all. Greek influence pre- that those chosen will diligently pre-
Wa dominated, both in their inception, pro- pare themselves for the Conference.
i gress and culmination. The subjects The idea of a World Missionary
HH || for discussion were limited to the vary- Conference naturally followed on Lon-
ii ing phases of the Trinitarian contro- don (1888), and New York Conference
versies. The solemn decisions re- (1900), and arrangements were com-
corded were only intended to settle the menced in. 1906. Early in 1907 in-
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China’s Central City
vitations were accepted, and on June in the subjects entrusted to them, and
12th a General Committee met, when that God may be all in all.
joint secretaries were appointed. Other Conferences may be empty occa-
officials of a representative character sions, or even wasteful of the time and
were appointed. After prayerful con- energy of good men, unless the utmost
sideration eight several Commissions care is given to provide opportunity
were appointed to investigate, study, for the best-informed representatives
consult, report and recommend regard- to be present, and to express them-
ing matters of large importance and of selves. First-hand knowledge is of the
timely interest at this stage of the mis- greatest importance. God’s testimony
; sionary enterprise. . An international comes from unlikely places. New im-
committee met at Oxford to further pulses may come to the universal
the work of the Commission. Since Church from unexpected quarters. As
| October, 1908, those Commissions have many missionaries as possible, there-
been steadily at work collecting in- fore, should be enlisted for the service
formation, and on the basis of fuller of the Conference, through which the
knowledge, shaping judgments re- Divine voice will speak to the
specting the future line of action in Churches.
regard to matters of supreme moment Probably this is the most serious
for the missionary future of the world. attempt the Church of Christ has ever
The reports when presented will con- made to understand and interpret its
tain not merely compilations of statis- commission to the unevangelized world.
tics, but vital and far-reaching sug- The world is awakening as never
gestions and forecasts for the guidance before. The dawn of the day of God
of the leaders of missionary forces in is on the tops of the hills. The face .
all parts of the world as to the best of humanity is turning to Jesus Christ
ways and means of carrying forward and is being lightened. The urgency
the great work of evangelizing. and the glory of this supreme moment
The Churches may well pray that may well challenge our utmost attention
the chairmen and members of the Com- and effort.
r missions who have undertaken special Let the whole Church pray for the
responsibilities may be given strength World Missionary Conference.
for their work, that they may be [The two sections of the Conference
enabled to see clearly and express are fully explained on pp. 12, 24 and
effectively what is vital and essential 54.—ED.]
Sse se sso
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China S II.
Cc ] Ci By Mrs. TALENT.
entra ity. (Continued from page 38.'
Tientsin, ground, covered with cypress trees:
November 23rd, 1909. planted 400 years ago. Within this
WILL. now give you a short epitome enclosure we might wander round for
: | of interesting places and objects three miles; but soon a second gateway
visited during my stay in Peking. admits us to more sacred ground, for
One half-day was devoted tothe Im- here, in full view, is the famous
perial City, which is the Middle City. “Temple of Heaven? with its two
There is first the “ Tartar City,” within magnificent altars.* The first of them,
that the “Imperial,” and inside that named the “Covered Altar,” is con-
again the “ Forbidden City,” each sur- tained in a fine circular building, with
rounded by its own crenellated wall. An high, vaulted, painted ceiling, supported
hour’s ride in rickshaws brought us to on gilded wood pillars more than four
the outer gate where many hands were yards m circumference and gorgeously
held out for money ; passing inside, the decorated. The second standing apart
view is that of a fine old park—the ~~ *forillustration of this see p. 57, 1907.—Ep.
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a | .
|| China’s Central City
a |
| all solitary and alone, gives one a feel- altar.a short distance away upon the
|| ing of awe as we approach and stand ground, to propitiate the “Supreme
| almost rivetted to the spot in front of Ruler.”
a |) this pure white marble magnificent The Emperor is supposed to spend
ia structure, unrivalled by any other altar the night before this annual visit f
li in the wide world; it consists of three in the “Hall of Meditation”—a ;
| || tiers, round each of which we can walk, plain building, devoid of any other
a il with flights of steps north, south, east furniture than a plain polished wood
bt and west; the topmost tier ninety feet seat or throne on a raised dais, but a
F across. Standing in the centre are four with a most wonderfully carved wooden |
| bronze pil'ars ; on these, offeringsofraw screen at the back, called the screen of i
et | silk and incense are burned when the the five mountains; it is most delicately i
f “Son of Heaven”—the Emperor—who manipulated throughout. I was told
eh | alone is permitted to worship here— quite recently an American millionaire
| comes to implore the blessing of the offered 100,000 dollars for it, which
|} | “God of the Heavens” upon his people. was, of course, refused.
a -At the same time a whole bullock is Throughout China agriculture is con-
mt) being burned as a sacrifice on a great sidered an honourable employment, and
aie it is here the
a i , ; ml Emperor
yi Re = 2] himself sets
| | te ES. ses '| the example
| : =e : : | of cultivation
: HI Veeeee ie af a Ot: of the land.
Hl : a do ee
ih Hey ; Pe ee ae eae eel soe ee ae 5 with mu ch
ay Arie ee ee || ceremony, in
it 3 1 ge) emer | Sine | 2 scicming
abt i me i oe, i ee ficild he F
| } | ‘bees sti erat = tid eee Rreacencon ee os oe holds the ’
| | i ROR ee cenit 2 cee tie Sea plough while
HI i | os ai se es Sree % cea S3 | 5 eh: three fst
|i | cia ea i a: Beatin a ao
ah | te ae Ns =e fi ate ee are turne
oF “ 8 a ee ae as a VE up. Very in-
A L | : sd Ae ah 5 Pe “oe eat ‘a ee Se vy teresting to
at ae i a Sai ak a ee look upon. is
ie aa a e277 (i ee eee ee the building
atl tn castels « SBE: ae os wom where the
Ae | EE ae a Eis See tye "was Career royal ploughs
Ht | s SOT eee Ala Pee eee ees are kept.
I Lj as a TONE gf teens ee ag This cere-
|| | Se ity OS A ee see Po Soe eee dates :
ie 2 SOME OSS RRR a s Sr a ack to an
ig BE Paeee ¥ ae Wee es ae eS older dynasty
ii | Re a Si oa ia cc ee Sig Rees © than that of
Ti | et aha Me as ent NE ON soca Saas the Manchu,
| L | gl eae BBO ee oe se ae which now
HT | eT et A ec Before us
a | is) Ss Sane ee > ee me are the walls
a i Liao -~ oe : mesa - Tessin an cee I OO I ee al of the For-
| (EEE 5. asec SO eee dl where none
HW | but invited
| | Part of Imperial Summer Palace, China. gues ts are
i | :
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China’s Central City
allowed to enter, and everything in- where, under a sort of colonnade stands,
side is screened from the public like very high gravestones, a great col-
gaze. Here the Imperial family re- lection of stone tablets, on which are
‘ sides; this was the home of the late cut in Chinese characters, the Chinese
f Empress-Dowager and the Emperor classics, so as to be, as it was then
with his eighty wives—three principal thought, indestructible, because when
ones, the remainder concubines—eu- Chin Chuih; who gave the name to
nuchs and servants; but we must not China, otherwise called the ”Middle
see anything of its internal arrange- Kingdom,” came to the throne, he
ments. So, having satisfied ourselves, caused all the books he could procure
| we ask our guide fora small branch of to be destroyed, hoping in this way to
cypress as a souvenir, and pass out of commence, withehis reign, a new era.
| this deserted place. So many rubbings have been taken
The Buddhist temples in Peking are from these tablets, however, that in
numerous. One, a Lama temple, con- some cases the characters are wellnigh
taining the largest wooden image ‘of effaced.
Buddha in the world we were privileged Next day a donkey ride along with
to see. Entering a sort of compound, the Professor, on the top of an immense
* away from the busy street, Mrs. Gibb outer wall, proved quite invigorating,
and I were confronted by numbers of and a decided change from the inside
priests with shaven heads, old and of temples. The wall is sixteen miles
young men, for in the numerous build- ound, while the width on the top, fifty
ings around the principal one these feet from the ground, is such as to allow
men, to the number of 500 or 600, of four carriages, with pairs of horses,
make themselves a home; they are for Griving abreast
the most part a dirty-looking crowd. BO
Presently, the doors of the big temple Not until this year has the Summer
being thrown open, our eyes gradually Palace of the Imperial Family been
got accustomed to the dim light, and, Pen to the public, but now visitors may
there in the centre, stood this mons- Obtain written permission to inspect its
Ye trous-sized idol, seventy feet in height, beauties on three given days in a month.
- and constructed of wood from Thibet My stay in Pekin was extended a couple
of areddish-bronze colour, decorated all ©! days so as to include one of the
over with ornaments of white and Privileged days.
coloured marble. The hands are out- The Palace is situated on the lower
stretched, and on the right thumb hangs slope of a mountain fifteen miles away
at least a dozen yards of piece silk, from the University Compound. A
like an immense blue book-marker; good road has been constructed all the
but really this is a prayer sent by the way.
late Empress-Dowager, and is em- It is useless for me to try and describe |
broidered all over with Chinese charac- the beauties of this place, its delightful
ters. Five very high and old cloisonné situation and surroundings: it would
vases stand in front of the gods, in take too long. But try to imagine the
some of them incense was burning, and_ face of a hill broken up into gardens,
we were invited to each light a small courtyards, with splendid gateways;
lamp which absorbs butter instead of separate palaces for Emperor, Empress,
oil—but declined. Princes and Princesses with their
Not far away, through another gate- suites; temples, summer - houses,
way, stands the Confucian Temple, covered walks, etc., all in porcelain
where there are no idols or images, but with the Imperial yellow roofs, and in
where stands, shrouded by silken cur- front of this a clear pellucid lake three
tains, the Ancestral Tablets of the great. miles in circumference, with its islands,
teacher of China, and truly wise man, marble bridges, and marble barge, on
Confucius, and his follower, Mencius; which we were able to enjoy a cup of
also those of a few minor sages draped tea procured for us by our Chinese
with red silk, while that of Confucius guide; then you will have a slight idea
is yellow. of the appearance of this lovely Im-
Hard by is the “Hall of Classics” perial residence.
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: The Watchtower. EDITORIAL.
|| SE eee nae enON LOL CHEN. 20th, reaching home about July 2nd.
i HE Rev. C. Stedeford writes from He is warned that he ought to leave ,
im | Wenchow, January 18th. He the country before May. In the latter ;
|| arrived there on the 10th, and case this will not be possible, so we
a |i expected to spend about twenty-four hope and pray that no illness may fur-
he | || days in the large Wenchow District. ther prevent our friend’s departure, or
A | He would then return to Ningpo to his arrival in time for Conference.
4 1 complete his itinerary in that District, Mr. Butler has decided not to go any
4 and expected to leave Shanghai for farther than Wenchow, and will return
ae || | Yunnan on February: roth. He will home by the P. and O. steamer leaving
|! | arrive in West China about March 15th, Shanghai, March 18th.
| | and has given himself a month for that Mr. Stedeford is glad to hear that a
|) | District. He may then get back to young man has been found for Wen-
a |i Hong-Kong in time to return home by (4, 2
| the P. and ©. steamer leaving on May :
ial ' 4th, due in England, June 1oth. THE WORLD CONFERENCE.
i : ‘ Almost expecting to miss this as_he We are nearing this important event.
ie fears his work will not be completed in We shall hope to have something about
| time, he will then not leave till May jn every issue till June. We draw
‘| | NOTABLE JUNIOR COLLECTORS. ee to Mr. Fleming’s article on
| S We hope there will be no misunder-
ie fy standing of the value of the tickets
el se bl Mr. Packer offers in his notes last
ie eee y month and this. There are few. We
1 | Se ea 5 expected them to be taken up in as
ie E =] many days. The two halls will accom-
py es a 1 modate 5,000 people.
| a The Bureau of University Travel of
| i ; Dg Boston has chartered the large new s.s.
wi | : yy “Kroonland,” 12,760 tons, of the Red
a | -@ Star Line, as the special World Con-
a | ees e ference steamer, and it is to sail from
Lh | ee New York, May 3ist.
ie wif Sek Pg :
wy se fie ee oe The “Monthly News Sheet” for
‘ie ee February shows that the Conference is |
l b | Fc te likely to be a huge success. About |
‘| mee half the subscriptions have been ob- :
i | Be tained—Z£3,000 still required. Railway
le ae ieee arrangements are complete, and every ~ |
Ati | et tA 2 company in the kingdom has agreed to
i EI et al = the privilege method. A special train
Hh | a . will be run from London on June 13th.
Ve Prior to June, public meetings are to be |
i | | : held throughout Scotland, and many in :
} + | ; ; England.
i | b After the Conference many American
Hi Feogrie Reb aoa een eer one delegates will proceed on a tour of visi-
Hi | (“The members of this family have all done well for tation of Missionary stations in Turkey
i | Missions in theit turn. During ten years they have and Egypt. A special yacht has been
| | collected over £55, an average of £5 10s. per annum.” _ Gare d.
| | —E. W. Lowe.) c ered.
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| JHE eae Se Cerone it while touring among the villages in
| In the Missionary Review of the the neighbourhood of Chu Chia, where
| World” the secretary of the Moravian he will be stationed. “Immediately”
J Missions writes a pathetic article on the is the respectful word, as the doctor éx-
t above. After telling the story, he says: pects to leave in April. Will any friend
When, therefore, the General Synod of write Dr. Baxter, 12 Chantelot Ter-
1909 met, it was realized that radical steps race, Ferry Road, Edinburgh?
must be taken to save the mission work of ,
the Church from complete bankruptcy. It Se ee ee ee ae
was accordingly ordered that the Mission We have only heard incidentally from
| Board must introduce retrenchments, which the letters of the Rev. W. Udy Bassett
would bring about a reduction of the annual that he was called upon to mourn the
| pudget Dy about ee ie oe loss of. his mother last May. We as-
write ose words; but when the resolu- 1
| tion was. finally passed, strong men broke Spe im oor deep eee - bl
down and wept. mentioned by him in association with
‘ another loss on which he speaks most
me ee a eet ee salah tenderly. Also he refers to the
Bee, e article appears in the Jamented death of Mrs. T. W. Chap-
a eview on” Purification by blood man. He says >—
Da est ee by the Rev. W. M. “Tast May my mother was called
ger, of Kamerim. It is the rite of i
he “ So” . : home, and on Christmas Day I recalled
the “So” Society. Says the writer :— sae ; :
SNA a repel GO ROO LE 1 other similar festive seasons, particu-
| £ 5 jo Mee eee larly of my childhood : it madermy loss
of conscience! .What a groping in the I
ee rlnese ter comenan be Gao seem the greater. . . . We heard
s OL eORS. with profound regret of the death of
: DR. BAXTER. Mrs. T. W. Chapman, and our hearts
In view of our friend’s approaching went out to the bereaved husband. We
departure to resume his work in China were married within a few days of each
we have pleasure in stating a request other. We pray that our Father will
| of his. Will some kind friend, or graciously comfort him in his loneliness
4 friends, give him a Pamphengos Oil and sorrow. A letter of sympathy has
Lantern, and a set of slides illustrating been sent to him from the missionaries
the Life of Christ? He wishes to use of East Africa.”
ce ( = me td ‘ar b : : 4
} aes tl eee ae oe B ey ,
ic i re : ac omar 6 i i eS ee
- ee fe deoe Wee i E A
“ys Wed Pe : A - . eat ff ;
Sb 1s Bee «Yi bs Sage a “3
| Rh 7 ae ; i p a 4
rae 7 ad Vi \.5 w@ , ie
ete i de as 5 C = a Sahel | if H & :
; : ay a bee
A Festive Scene at Ribe, East Africa: Photo: Mr. J. J. Lory.
f [Coco-nut Palms at back. Notice the Band.]

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Brothers in By
a Japan. THE EDITOR.
| i N a previous issue we referred to the sent by Messrs. Mather and Platt, Mittsui
re lamentable death of a Salford oe ee many other Be ;
q . * . : : ° e deceased. r. Fugino, mana
|! M aes wus Sores & his firm our Osaka office and Mr. Drabble were the
| ( ESsIS. at €r and fla ) in Japan. chief mourners, and Messrs. Yoshitaka,
a The accompanying illustration repre- Otsuka, Blincke, Brudbury, Chadderton,
sents his interment. In the centre of Duns, McLaren, and Sanderson acted as
st | the picture may be seen some of our pall-bearers. The scene was most impressive
ie | countrymen, who came from far and and heart-rending, and testified to the pro-
eh | near to say farewell to one whom they fae eet aud me beset ees syepay ae
. y Japan a reigners alike, e
at |i || hardly knew, ute sted S en hereaved relatives in England. We cabled
“| t | In the following despatch (to Messrs. you yesterday that the funeral finished with
a tt il Mather and Platt) we purposely pre- — sincere condolence.
|i i serve the idiom :—- One thing which is left to tell you is our
i i Z : See deepest sorrow and profound sympathy to-
; HH eee nes HOE Uary o ane ee wards the bereaved family. At the same
abil Hospital the remains were embalmed early CIES Ta iiloe cH BEER eC With WOUESTSOUE
| | on the Saturday morning (August 14th), 0” ae a es ie teeing e aa A
| Afterwards the coffin was removed to the 8'°3" See eee a err beth Mi
a English: cemetery... At fives p.m: shis, frends Joe eee cece Wit On Prac:
at | : “. : tical and office experience. In faithfulness
ti assembled at the chapel (names will be in- I NGSe OR GSB: Pe MEe oe Gaient
| formed later) and the funeral took place. 0% DUSINESS, Vv t
a . . to tell you the deceased was second to none.
jit The services at the chapel and graveside Sat i Se Hea
; ere officiated by the Rev. N. W. Myers. And we were looking forward to the due
an | Th ffin was covered by beautiful wreaths development of our business as well as yours
ie eee ee ere : z through his advices. So we do miss him
| Ht | * 1909, p. 231.—Ep. very much indeed.
abil | :
|| | “om es
ff ES Sod ‘ 3 |
a Pr i t hi a= See te Sa : |
ae | i y 7: epee RES ae
| | | [ee * ape oe ety! 2% dw we L : |
Hi | pee egies yet Bee ng aim, McD “peas a gis 7 : we
; | | y ¢ ee Sy Rig § ™ phd Mita A as Be > ee Vi tae ee Cire S 1 aS Se
ai oe OO aC a FAC al caer a | 3 i:
| } ss he kes i roe oe ea f oe
eat | J MES eas i es coat £ ‘
Lt | . aa ee 8 pete Pend ie uy 3 b °
| ey ’ athe Yule Shoe NP GE, Rk Ree ey hy
| | , j » a pe er eS tena) a o ee (9 :
bf =X gal CEPT aS Rad at eee Se eaten ig oa eh
i) | Pe Aes Be PER et Stee (RR Re eager
| | | Cie TES oe Ae une cas ty pe en eee
al 3 ss 2 Bites NE 2
i oe , go ee ;
ni | ;
\ The Interment of Mr. Albert Price, of Salford, England, (Photo: Tchicla, Kobe. |
. at Kobe, Japan, August 14th, 1909. Favoured by Mr. Alfred Willett, J.P.
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Missionary Educational 4, principal
Conference. T. W. CHAPMAN, B.Sc.
\ HE Association whose sixth trien- tics, and to which the permanent offi-
sf nial conference was held in May cials could have attended, to the
at Shanghai is composed of edu- immediate advantage of the native
cationalists of all the Protestant mis- teacher, e.g., arranging for the publi-
sions in China. As the Americans have cation of certain books of a purely pro-
from the beginning of mission work in fessional character, were shelved or
China devoted much more of their dismissed with a vague resolution.
energy towards the prosecution of edu- The real work of the Association,
cational work in connection with their however, is not done at the triennial
missions than the English societies conference, but is going on fairly
have, it is not surprising that the ma- steadily all the time; and the reason
jority of the officials of the Association that not more is done is that all the
are Americans; but that there should officers are themselves very actively em-
be only one representative of an Eng- ployed in missionary educational work,
lish society to read a paper was at first and that the Association work must of
disconcer- mice ae a
ting and calcu- |= oh fot,
lated to wound Saye Oat
one’s amour pro- {ie plie ee
pre.* The whole eee cae .
tone: ow the a tiie ee
meetings was nner teins : |
distinctly Ameri- men : Sua uies,
can, but after we ee sig ge
had got used to waste aa ees } es
pbs sree mais ea : pi he
> of erican dic- [Mh , (en) ¢0 Gir aacy) tian | = *
tion and ress aio eR oe we 4 a 7 Ss Basi
—or was it be- ) Rie oe rae oo Ce
cause of thse? = e 7 Tree teste ‘ea ioe ma AY -( |
—we were able a ae say | gee oe
to thoroughly en- Pe oo oe ot , aN es See
joy the meetings. (Fee 9 =. GE NON ae
When, however, eee, Me ee é
we come down to ee eer eee ct 4 td |
the actual work —e egg NU OP eda
done — beyond ae wes eg At ss " 4
the interchange A Street Beene A Ginna: a ates (Photo : Rev. G. P. Littlewood, |
of ideas and i
mutual encouragement in the work—we necessity be done out of school hours.
must confess to a great feeling of dis- There are standing committees on |
appointment. Imagine having to listen publication, Bible instruction, courses
to four papers before it was possible to of study, terminology (geographical and
comment on the first, and then being — scientific), kindergarten, etc. E
allowed to mix them up and discuss Among the subjects the translation
any one you liked, and in what order and publication of books on which have
[ you liked! As a consequence of this been undertaken by the Association
bad method of arranging the business may be mentioned: philosophy, peda-
the practical outcome was not all that gogy, church history, general history,
it should have been. Things that were and almost all the branches of science.
well within the range of practical poli- The following books have been pub- .
oa ine Gra SA HSS See Et VE ae shied’ since: the last conference :—
TeBligh: Roveeen een, his ager was on “ Chinese “Chart of the Dynasties of China,”
omilied s review of hho, oo” He has also studiously Prepared by Professor M. P. Walker.
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] “ ” 4
| | , Zoology,” by Rev. S. Couling, M.A. of strength. The former’ were: (1)
| Geography in Romanized Man- Lack of definite system. (2) Lack of
ma | darin,’ by Mrs. Arnold Foster. economy in resources and energy, due
a | _ Elementary and Advanced Arithme- to the lack of union. (3) Lack of con-
a || tics,’ by Professor Liu Gwang-djao. _tinuity due to missionaries being re- 7
at Geometry,” by Professor Liu moved from one branch to another. |
ea |i Gwang-djao. : The elements of strength were: (1)
all Elements of Education and School The large amount of liberty we possess.
ee | Management,” by Rev. P. W. Pitcher. « Saf : ate s :
| “Chinese Reader,” by Rev. D. T. 4g oan SUS by. treaties, we are free ‘to
| Huntington. evelop in this country, as a branch of mis-
fF oT coe 5 sionary work the school and college on the
eh | Three Character Classic, by .Mr. ine that we deem to be the best. We are
Fy | Tsu. hampered with no restrictions.” . .. .
i | Week Day Prayers for School and “There are some who fear that the liberty
[ College,” by Thomas W. Chapman, we possess will be nullified because we can-
| M.Sc., and Liu Ting Fang.* not obtain Government recognition.”

a | (2) The fact that our institutions are
| | COME OVER & HELP US Chnstian.

bi f aoa va. espa p pane e nana “Sometimes it is scoffingly said that it
a i | om eee ; ° makes no difference whether a man studies
ae | | Y CHINA S See ina ean eee or in oe
me ti | | EEN ey where there is no religious teaching, an
E |. | Veer \ APPEAL that, after all, Chrstian chemistry es the
ab i | 3 eae yoy \ same as non-Christian chemistry. The last
ay || || | ee A al part of the statement is true, but the first
‘ Ht il | 3 aa j part is utterly false. Religion is the greatest
Hy | | | | WeaeiReAs =| coNFuciAN concern of life, for nothing under heaven
| TI | | «© S80 MILLIONS can be more important than a man’s attitude
aie | ! \ towards God, the world, and his fellow men.
ae || | \ In an institution where there is a Christian
ae tt || \ atmosphere, the student is placed in a posi-
| il | \ tion where he can learn what the true atti- '
ie | i | \ ¥ roa eibite tude of mind should be. He is saved from
fi i| i eee the deadening influence of materialism, and
ay | 5 a < TM\ CHRISTIAN. - comes to understand the Christian philoso-
th { oes MILLION phy of life. . . . He is taught to seé
! Ht | fe: oy character counts for more than ability
4 Sasser ee ee or knowledge.”

| | | Movenent, UB Fleet SEER HON ee : @) nee better administration and dis-
ant : ; cipline of our institutions.

if ‘The reports of the Standing Com- “The Chinese love regulation, but hate to
in| mittees having been given on the morn- he regulated. They show much ability in
hil | ing of May 10th, the afternoon was drawing up rules, but not quite the same
ri given up to the discussion of “The capacityto see that the rules are faithfully
eit | Educational Situation in China.” The observed. What commends our schools so
Ht subject was introduced by John C. highly to the Chinese at present is that they
le Ferguson, Ph.D., his paper being en- 0w they are well managed. :

hy | titled “Present Status of Chinese The Rev. W. A. P. Martin, D.D.,
I | | Government and Private Schools.” The eens oe oe ee

| Rey. F. L. Hawks Pott, D.D., Princi- ow may Christian Schools influence

| | pal of St John’s University, Shanghai, most effectively the Educational System
i | followed with a paper on “The Present of the Chinese Government.” After a 4
ik Status of Mission Schools.” After short historical retrospect, Dr. Martin
My: stating that there were 1,500 primary said:—

|} schools and twenty of the rank of col- “We require money and men to develop

i lege, while a few had assumed the name Speine inane, =o as to coe, to the

i} of University, Dr. Pott indicated the inese what may be done on their own soil

iT elements of ve eee and the elements i” all the leading branches of the sciences

fii and arts. Young men will then flock to our

Hl +See review, p..96, 1909.—Ep. schools in preference to exiling themselves

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for a long term in a foreign country.” . . should be taken at this time, when China
“The Chinese government, in sore need of has pressing need for every man of intelli-
competent teachers for their middle and gence and education, and also just when
higher schools may be expected to welcome large sums are being offered both from
: our graduates, provided they prove their fit- America and England to help forward edu-
F ness in a competitive examination. Up to cation work in the Empire, is very hard to
| the present hour the Union Mec College understand.”
in Peking is the only Christian school whose gi cogs
diplomas are recognized by the Government ; Dr. Anderson, went on to indicate
but is not that a matter of secondary im- that it was an attitude of doubt and sus-
portance as long as our students are ad- picion on the part of the Board of Edu-
mitted to prove their qualifications in the cation that prevented cordial relations
presence of a Board of Examiners?” [Note. between the mission schools and the
—At present they are not.] Government educational system.
In his paper on “The Need of a “The mission school stands both for the
Great Christian University,” the Rev, Propagation and the defence. of the Gospel.
7 z : t is a direct and essential missionary agent.
Karl F’. Kupfer, Ph.D., recapitulated Coming into a land like Chie where
the arguments, pro and con, produced Government and people are wrestling with
at the previous conference. mter alia educational problems, its attitude is sym-
he said :-— pathetic and helpful.” . . . “The obliga-
‘é i Wei eS Agee, tion, then, resting upon the Christian Church
But why a Christian University? some doing educational work in China is to so
have asked and thus disclosed their unfitness thoroughly equip and man these schools
for educational work among an ethnic people. that they may illustrate Christian education
It certainly is self-evident that when we 4, His age
speak of the needs of a Christian University Sas? : :
we do not mean that there shall be taught _ In his presidential address on “The
Christian Mathematics, Christian Astronomy, Relation of Christian Schools to Racial |
Christian Philosophy, Christian Art, or and National Movement in China,” the
Christian Science; but we do mean that Rey. George A. Stuart, M.D., said the
like spine, Weeds ote eer nae work of the Christian school was the
3 e : f 5 ;
moral, social, and spiritual wants of the discovery and inculcation of truth.
> students ought to have no less attention “There are truths denied by some schools,
than’ their intellectual needs; that whatever and shut out of others by a spirit of agnos-
department may be inaugurated, applied ticism, for which the Christian school must
Christianity ought to permeate them all. definitely stand. These are spiritual truths,
And this is not only to be true in the primary which should be spiritually discerned. They
work, but up through all the departments. touch life and character at its very fountain. .
We can never get beyond the fact that re- They are able to take the cold facts of scien-
ligion is the basis of all human life, the _ tific discovery, the axioms of mathematics,
sovereign need of man. Times may greatly and the established theories of philosophy, ;
change during the transition period of a and by the Jaws of faith and revelation
nation, but the religious needs of every weave them into human character, making
people and person are perennial.” out of the scholar a son of God, wise unto
: salvation. For this culture of the spiritual
The Rev. D. L. Anderson in his faculty, the highest in the trinity of man’s
paper on “The Mission School in its nature, the Christian school must stand; for
relation to the Government Educational education is something more than mens sana
System,” said :— an corpore sano. There may be perfect phy-
: sical training and yet the man be a mere
“Whether the recent order that ‘Colleges brute. There may be the finest mental cul-
established by foreigners in China will be ture, and the product be a pedant, without
regarded as nzl by the Board of Education’ hope or a single redeeming moral quality.
—an order that practically disfranchises the After all, it is the spiritual that is the man, i
; graduates from mission. schools — is‘to be and it is alone in the cultivation of this that |
considered official or not, I do not know; character is formed. In this work the Chris- io
but, judging from newspaper reports, it is tian school must still lead the way in China, |
being acted on as official in many parts of as it does in every land, and until the race is |
the Empire. Why such an order should tedeemed and adopted into the household of
have been issued at all, or why this action God, this must remain its greatest work.” |
65 ‘i
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ry | eee EE Se a ee arene es —— = see
| 66 °
| His Footsteps INCIDENTS
A | ‘ s FROM THE By the
| | in the Sea. FIELD. Rev. W. R. STOBIE.
at | ROM various sources some of the aries taking turn with the native |
ef readers of the MISSIONARY ECHO brethren. These meetings were pre- i
f have doubtless heard or learned paratory to Mr. Soothill’s coming, who
ee |! | that during the past two years or so a_ had arranged to devote a week or more
ee | |i remarkable visitation of spiritual power of meetings—three a day—to describing
fe | | has been experienced in the Church of the Revival in the North, and what he
ee | | Korea, the small peninsular empire himself had witnessed in T’ai-yuan-fu.
et | adjacent to China on the N.E, a One could not but be struck by three
ey ill country which has borrowed its litera- things at these preliminary meetings.
ee || ii ture, and probably a good deal else, (1) The attendance was good consider-
|i | from its mightier neighbour, and which ing how very busy the last days of the
ee fl il was tributary to China until quite re- year are to the Chinese ; and the weather
|| | cently, but is now being exploited by was often very unpropitious. Yet even
a HT Japan. ‘There is no need here to touch on a week-night between 200 and 300
ial upon the spiritual outpouring in Korea; people—Christians—put in -an attend-
\ilgi means of information being elsewhere ance, and the old hospital chapel which
| aa easily obtainable. Suffice it to say that we at first thought would probably be
| | the Manchurian Church, hearing of this large enough for those who could get
H noteworthy awakening, sent representa- in at such a time, was given up for
| tives to Korea, and these formed the larger premises after the first meeting,
|i | circuit between Korea and China, by being quite inadequate for the number
f 1 i means of which this more wonderful of people. (2) There was a strong
|i i than electric power has been transmitted spirit of expectation among the people,
|i | to various parts of the Chinese Church, and (3) The native preachers displayed
ap yt among them Tai-yuan-fu, in Shansi, a high order of preaching. All the
i ti ‘Mr. Soothill was a witness of the events themes were connected with the work
ql | that transpired there, and he tried to of the Holy Spirit, yet sermons were
A | get Mr. Goforth, of the Canadian Mis- preached by our humble local preachers
A | sion, who has been one of the chief which would have done credit to any
ie instruments of this blessing, and who, audience at home. One address I was
a by the way, suffered cruelly with his especially struck with, for it was
a family during the Boxer riots, to come delivered by one of our own men—a
yi to Wenchow and hold meetings with the barber, who lives at our back door in
ig Christians here about the end of a small wood-and-bamboo shanty built
| | | January and the beginning of February, over a horrible canal—a hole in the floor
| when Mr. Soothill was to be here him- making the said canal serve as a most
|! self. Failing this, the latter sent a few convenient sink for the household—
yl | copies of a booklet in Chinese and one there being no drains or drain-pipes in
ie in English for distribution among our these parts. Only a few years ago this
atl | people, the former written, I believe, by young man was a heathen. His younger
ile a Manchurian Christian, the latter by a brother, now a steady, industrious ser-
ie Scottish missionary there, giving an vant at the Hospital,—at that time went
HY account of the Revival in the North. mad. I well remember his brother, the
HY | These were distributed among the barber, bringing him on a Thursday
| preachers and members of the C.I.M. night to our Wést Gate Suburb Church,
HY) and our own mission, and a series of and asking us to pray for his recovery.
it | united prayer and preaching meetings For some time the brothers and_ their
I | | were held during the ten davs preceding widowed mother continued thus to fre-
Mi | the Chinese New Year, alternately at quent the services, week-night and Sun-
|| the C.LM. church and our own. When day, engaging the prayers of many of
L | held at the C.I.M., one or more of our the Christians on behalf of the afflicted
i | preachers—local and itinerant—con- one. His malady left him not long after-
a ducted and preached, and when held at wards, and from that time onward—a
| our place one or more of the C.1.M. period of some five or six years—there
| brethren officiated, the foreign mission- has been no recurrence of his mental
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The Cathedral of Uganda |
trouble, and the family have been and _ ting process, the good being retained
are in regular attendance as members for further usefulness and the bad
of the church. The maniac of former rejected. So what passes into the heart
days has served as a trusted and by the five senses comes. under the
capable household servant to Mr. and operation of the Holy Spirit, the evil ;
Mrs. Soothill, and for the last two years being expelled and the good going
as a useful servant in the Hospital. The towards the strengthening and building
barber brother has been on the plan for up of the spiritual man. And just as the
some years as a fully-accredited local lack of oxidization of the blood will
preacher, held in esteem by his fellow cause disease and death, so the want of
Christians. * the Holy Spirit’s work in the heart
His address, given on the occasion will bring about spiritual decay and
alluded to, dealt with the purifying work dissolution. ~
of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the After the address in each meeting
believer. With considerable though had been given spontaneous prayer was ©
quiet force, and great lucidity, he called -for, or as men were moved con-
showed the absolute antagonism be- fession was made and_ exhortation
tween the Holy Spirit and sin, the given. This opened up the way for a
elucidation of his subject being well good deal of short extempore exposi-
effected by a finely-drawn analogy with tion, and the remarks were mostly sug-
the functions of the vascular, the gested by the theme of the evening,
respiratory and the alimentary systems which showed how well the people had
in the body. What passes into the body listened to and apprehended the
undergoes a transforming and elimina- addresses.
: so 0 |e
The Cathedral of Uganda.
N his “Eighteen Vears in Uganda,” money having been spent on the
| Bishop Tucker gives an account of building. The current coin of Uganda |
a famous consecration ceremony. is the cowrie, and a thousand cowries |
By nine o'clock all were in their go to the rupee (1s. 4d.). Gather-
places, 4,500 inside the building and ing the cowries was no small task.
6,000 outside. The young King, and They were brought in bags and
the Katikoro, his Premier, took their laid on the communion table. Ninety
places, and after them the Commis- thousand were collected in all. Of
sioner and his suite.
Then came the pro-
cession of fifty |
clergy, European i
and native. The ser- |. LO |
vice went on, with oe i
the “Amens” like © ee ee |
“the roll of distant [ees wo * |
thunder,” as was te Cl i
| said of, Christian aa oi ‘
worship in a far-off oe a. 28 a3 a
past. : . Paes Bieta | at ee oe Baus ol ee a |
After this fol- | 3ieent (Geer ie eee eee a) |
lowed the character- | ML . (Ste mes |
tc scene of the | aaa ee |) | eee I Oke i
offertory. Its object jie ie eeeeael Ly PS ee se i,
was, of course, the e | nnn |
building fund, a a coors: eames ie
2 . oe eaten |
purely native affair, : RT aU
not a single half- a tin : A
penny of European English Cathedral, Mombasa. {[Photo: Mr. J. J. Lory }
67 "

| a ae ee me re ee agree
A ii
im ti “The Home Ministry and Modern Missions”
| | course, there were some whose offerings were also given, the total value of the
A ||| were larger. In all sixteen hundred and offerings being over 4150. Some
a |i HUEeeE coe a collected But highly-enlightened persons do not think
ie Se cres Orel pelts -Desie. money. much of churches, offertories andthe |
|| Two goats were brought up. Then was ,.
all heard a lowing of oxen. The Bishop like, but even they would allow that |
i ||| had to beg that these should be taken these things are better than King Mtesa
| without the formality of a reception. with his pack of six thousand slave-
A | Fowls, eggs, bananas, Indian corn, hunters.—“ Spectator.”
A | Ss se se
E { C6 : e e
zie i
The Home Ministry A PLEA FOR
a | and Modern Missions. EVANGELIZATION.
a Z — g
| HE Rev. F. B. Turner says, in a to be a missionary himself,’ says Pro-
a | | private letter: “I wish every fessor Clarke. Hess
a} minister would read_and ponder In matters of organization and the
a |) | Mott’s book on ‘The Home Ministry and education of the churches we fear the
ni. Modern Missions.’” We share this wish British minister cannot equal the -
1 il to the full. If we had not known before American, for we have the impression
ah | we should know after the perusal of that almost every minister in the States
mt || | this volume that Mr. Mott is a past- has a private secretary ; but we may get
1 |i | master on the ever-fascinating mission- nearer to the ideal than we think. The
|i | ary problem. This book sparkles with shrewd man of movement will find that
iH | | suggestion and throbs with enthusiasm. he has in his church and school not one
a |i | It is a layman’s appeal to ministers, but many such helpers, with the pal-
ay il and must not be rejected, nay, should pable advantage of being voluntary col-
at i be the more eagerly read for that leagues. The true man will not mind
|i | reason. For sincerity scintillates in if they get some of the honour, in lieu
ati every sentence. He takes counsel with Of salary.
| | comrades, he does not criticise com- We commend the book to our breth-
Hi i petitors. This fine book will make the ren in the ministry, and think the
ai | enthusiast (there are a few) more ener- flavour of it will be appreciated best by
Ht | getic: it will make the lukewarm (there quoting a few of the multitude of sug-
i | are many) interested. gestive paragraphs contained in it.
Ai il In his foreword Mr. Eugene Stock “There are in operation over 200,000
says: “Mr. Mott appeals definitely for miles of submarine cables, which have been
i i leadership. He calls on the bishops and /#i4 at an expense of fully 60 millions. If
5 | i 1 ihe Ghikch oF Baclnd d the land systems be added it makes the total
Hil | clergy or the urch or England, an length of the lines of the world about
Hi ii on the ministers of other Christian com- 1,200,000 miles. More than a million mes.
yl || munions to step forward and take the sages are sent each day. Who can measure
tT) lead in world evangelization, as the how this one application of the power of
Wt | primary work of the Church, the work electricity has promoted the sense of soli-
|| for which the Church was commissioned arity of the human race and the intercom-
; | by Gunora.> een o nenonee tate work of evan-
Hl izati ilanthr b
| But do they not lead? With afew Fonuwas Foo |
Hy exceptions, ene aaly “No. And “Jacob Riis is right in his contention that
ii this book reveals the heart of the writer ‘for every dollar given to those in need
| as with gentle skill he lays bare the abroad, the spirit that gives it provides ten
secret feeling of the reader. for OCR : Te an
“ eae : e ing an € wrong use 0 go
| Many a minister has no freedom 32 constitute ‘ the true yellow peril.’”
ii dealing with the cause of foreign mis- “In proportion to the purity of the motive
Fl sions, from a secret fear that he ought is the quality and power of the giving. The
Z ; Z world asks, ‘How much does he give?’
| | Eugene Stock, (Hodder & Stoughton seca, °° Christ asks, ‘Why does he give? ?”
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A Reminiscence of John Hunt
“The scanning of a table of statistics in General of the British Army, on one occa- |
the little book on British Foreign Missions, sion summarized the needs of the Church in
written by the Missionary Society Secretaries this way—to know, to grow, to glow, to |
P Thompson and Johnson, enabled Mr. go.” ||]
Arthington to select the two Societies to “The Congo Railway in tropical Africa |
which he made his great bequest of was-completed at a cost of £2,400,000 and
500,000 to Foreign Missions. Who can _ 4,000 lives. Not less than sixteen lives were
measure what can hinge on such an ap- sacrificed to build each mile; or, in all, as
parently insignificant service as the placing one has pointed out, ‘more than has been
of a book in the hands of another? ” sacrificed in Christian Missions since the
“Bishop Taylor Smith, now Chaplain- days of the Apostle Paul.’ ” EDITOR.
Se se : se
e e
A Reminiscence ay the
of John Hunt. | Rev. J. FOULGER. |
HE appearance of the portrait of Wesleyan Methodism.) During the |
e John Hunt, missionary to Fiji, im period that he was there, an appeal was
the MISSIONARY ECHO,* has issued, in the form of a tract, on be- |
brought to my mind a fact, which, half of Fiji, pleading for missionaries,
greatly surprised and interested me, entitled “Pity Poor Fiji.” One Sun-
and I think will be of interest to day evening John Hunt, on returning |
you and your readers. It is this: from preaching in one of the villages, |
The man in whose house the Rev. called at the house of Mr. Banbury, and |
John Hunt came to the decision whilst there took up this tract, or pam- |
to offer himself for Fiji still lives, phlet, and read it. After doing so, he
and is rendering active service amongst arose, and with his soul apparently
us as a local preacher and Circuit deeply stirred, said: “I will go! I will |
official. This is our dear old friend offer myself for this work.” It came |
Alderman G. G. Banbury, of Wood- to me as a surprise, and a revelation
stock, in the Oxford Circuit, now in that so many years after John Hunt’s |
his ninety-fifth year. I heard him re- heroic labours and death in Fiji,t and |
late the circumstance in a marvellous after the complete triumph of Chris-
speech, for a man of his age, at a mis-_ tianity in those islands, I should be lis- |
sionary meeting in one of our village tening to the man in whose house the |
churches. : missionary gecided to undertake this |
He said that John Hunt came to the important work.
Oxford Circuit ee a few months as a Our friend still preaches. He holds |
supply, owing to the illness of one of the offices of Circuit steward and plan |
the ministers, and lived at Woodstock. secretary. He regularly attends the
(This was, of course, before the dis- meetings of the Woodstock Town |
ruption in Methodism, and our friend Council and the Board of Guardians, |
Mr. Banbury was then associated with and sits on the Bench as a magistrate. if
TF + He died October 4th, 1848, aged 36. He went to Fiji in
* See p. 188, 1909.—Ep. 1838.—Ep. |
se sje se i |
The London Missionary Anniversary will be tt
held on April 24th and 25th. Readers please note. , |
Particulars next month. .
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1) |
| Missionary Prize Essay.
im ||
my ti 66 * 3
a ii China Ss Past Review by the
Bil 5
a || and Future.” Rev. F. B. TURNER ,
e i |
f | HIS is a reprint of the author’s of the degrading history of the opium :
lf | earlier book, “The Real Chinese trade, he speaks with the force of inti-
i || Question”: it has been revised mate knowledge.
| | and brought up to date, and a supple- As to missionaries, he says (p. 104):
a | ment has been added on “ Britain’s Sin “In the face of all criticism friendly and
a | and Folly,” by Mr. Broomhall, secretary hostile and after making full discount
| of the Anti-Opium Society. The for inefficiency and indiscretion in in-
Bi volume is a deeply-interesting and some- dividual cases, it must still be insisted
| | what exhaustive survey of China as that missionaries constitute the most
| | viewed by one who has had long ex- important force working for progress
| perience of Iegation life in Peking. development and conservation to be
il It deals with our current misjudg- found in China.”
Fl i] ments of the Chinese—their real cha- Te shows how European diplomacy
| racter—the literati—Chinese societies in China has in the main been “ piracy,”
: } —the army and navy—the missionary— and remarks: “ What irrespective of all
a |) | diplomacy in China—foreigners as other interests would be best for China
a) | viewed by the Chinese—the opium is a question seldom considered” by
a | traffic—foreign aggression—the parti- diplomatists and Western advisers of
ae tion of China—and the beginning of the Chinese.
| reform. His account of the records of the
et | Some of the statements of the Peking opium traffic thrills one with shame. On
a || | Legation Secretary regarding the coun. the margin of p. 169 I have written:
| ia try, and the people as a whole, should “It will be a marvel if these shameful
|i be taken cum grano salis: a resident in facts do not burn their way into the
| the interior would have qualified them. hearts and conscience of every British
i | But when the writer comes to treat Christian reader.”
ah | of the missionary question, of which It is impossible in a brief review to
at | he has first-hand information, or of say more of this informing book. It is:
d || diplomacy in which he has had personal full of valuable matter, and should be
ie experience, of the shameful attitude of — in the hands of every diplomatist, poli-
Ay | European nations towards China, and tician, merchant, minister, mission offi-
yt eM iby. foi! vchéael isieaiba: “(aie Ee SS cial, or missionary supporter interested
i | Teen eee ee es eon Ching and Gur relations with her.
nF il 2 2 9
| Se Ss Nz
vf i e e e
Hl Missionary Prize Essay. Award.
| | N April, 1908, the publishers of their award they placed two essays as
al “The Christian” offered a prize of equal in the first place, and on opening
ih two hundred guineas for the best the sealed envelopes the author of the
Hi | essay on “World-wide Evangeliza- one was found to be the Rev. E. W.
| tion.”* The essay was to be historical, Davis, Baptist Minister, Banbury, and’
|) apologetic, and practical, and to aim at the other the Rev. j-Ps Eilleys. 1 D:,
Mi | impressing upon the present generation of Knox Church, Arbroath, and the
Hn its great duty of evangelizing the world. prize accordingly has been divided be-
Hy | The competitive essays, 104 in number, tween them. In due course these essays.
Hi | were sent in by August Ist last, and will be published. The adjudicators.
a i were adjudicated upon by Prebendary say :-—
Fox, Dr. George Smith, the Rev. “We pray that the issues of this com-
| i Marshall Hartley, Dr. Wardlaw Thom- petition may lead to a wider interest in:
i | son, and Mr. Marshall Broomhall. In the claims of foreign missions, and that:
| iin consequence the progress of God’s.
| I * See 1908, p. 141.—Ep. Kingdom upon earth may be advanced.”
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| |
The Women’s Missionar |
ege y |
Me Auxiliary. By Mrs. BALKWILL. |
TD AT RS Te eee We cull the following from the cir- i
LETTER has been received cular letter which Mrs. F. J. Dymond
from Mrs. Stobie, of Wen- is this month writing to our Auxiliary |
chow, the following extracts branches, relating to the work at Tong |
from which, we feel sure, will be read Chu’an:— ;
with deeply-sympathetic interest :— Just inside the East Gate of the city wall

You will have heard before now of the is the mission station, an accommodated
death of our dear friend and co-worker, . Chinese house, and a plain square building
Mrs. Chapman. It has been a sad blow to which serves the double purpose of school
our little circle in Wenchow, and what makes and chapel. Among a people hating the in-
it more pathetic is the fact that Mr. and _ trusion of the missionary, proud, conserva-

Mrs. Chapman were to return home for tive, every inch has had to be won by quiet,
furlough in the spring. But it was not to be. unassuming work and much dependence
Our dear sister was greatly attached to upon God. The difficulties that have had to
the Chinese women and girls, who all loved be overcome, the lack of adequate funds,
her. Only a week or so before she was of plant, of dearth of workers are only some
taken ill Mrs. Chapman invited about fifty of the vicissitudes through which our work
of our women and girls to her house for has passed, and is still passing. Tong |
tea, which they had in the College Hall, and Chu’an remains with only two workers. The
after partaking of the good things provided dispensing of medicine, the teaching in the
she spoke beautifully to them on Matt. v. schools, the street preaching, market visit-
6, “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst ing, itinerating and the church work have
after righteousness.” She spoke for quite all to be carried on with the aid of native
forty minutes, and seemed so happy. helpers.

Alas, little did we think it would be for Some time ago Tong Chu’an wanted a
the last time! -It could not be said more hospital, and the gentry of the city were
truly than of our dear sister, “She hath done prepared to help substantially in building,
what she could.” The funeral took place on but we had neither doctor nor funds to
the day following her death. The rain had meet their offer. A girls’ school they pro-
been pouring down all day, and we kept posed, and offered ground for site—that had
wishing it would cease, but no, the skies also to be dropped. And yet the mission
seemed determined to show their sympathy station has made a permanent impression
and grief by weeping in company with our- for God upon that city, where we were once
selves, and we started out, a sad and sor- the objects of scorn and contempt. We
rowful procession, some in sedan chairs, have lived that down, and are met with
others on foot, for the wee foreign ceme- respect all around the district. The coming
tery outside the city wall. I may here say every day of forty or fifty of the sons of
that Mrs. Chapman is the first United the gentry, prefect and magistrates, for
Methodist to be buried there. At the grave- lessons in English algebra attest to the fact
side there were awaiting the body the class that in the mission school they get the best
of Chinese girls which our sister had taken and gladly acknowledge it.
charge of before her marriage—a sad and Women’s work has always been carried
sorrowinS; Shoup: on at Tong Chu’an, and has touched all

The service was conducted by the Rev. classes. . . . I have always found a
G. Hunt, of the C.I.M., and a most touch. common bond of sympathy united us, in
ing prayer was offered by Mr. Li, first assis. wifehood and motherhood. They loved to
tant at the Hospital, and then we left our come all over the house, and suspicion was ;
loved one and her wee darling* sleeping allayed, and barriers broken down wherever
Lopes oe the cay. ‘break and the . there was-the prattle of little children.
shadows flee away.” Kindly remember us It is not easy to interest crowds of women
all in your prayers. who are filled with curiosity and come to .

We would again assure our dear “See, see,” as they say. In the early days, }
friends in Wenchow, and especially before we had any women helpers who could 4
Mr. Chapman, of our deep sympathy ‘ead and as Ree pave) an on |

: woman us o help me with these outside ;
and earnest prayers on their behalf. women. I used ae Bek veer ured Of" her |

* A little one was born on October 26th, at 2.30. At 10.30 always exhorting me to “Go slowly,” one of

é dear Mrs. Chapman passed peacefully away.—Ep. the first lessons one has to learn in China,
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al | |
A ill
1 | Prize Competition
bf | for the Chinese never say what they want to trade in girls for lives worse than hell itself,
ii a once ; Ho) keep that until the last. So2e-for did a daily paper publish the crimes of
ea | she would begin at the Creation, and’'go on Tong Chu’an the whole world would stand
; | and on, until she got to the story of Jesus, aghast with horror. These must nerve us
a || | and then the women settled down and _ to Holy endeavour, to send the light where
ti listened and questioned, and then believed. much darkness reigns, and do and dare for
f i Though there are many differences between our Master. We-have planted the standard
= || the cs wan and Sees ave a ine epee there, we must uphold it by
am | seen these all vanish as we talked of the Cross . faith and prayer.
ty i of Calvary. All burdens dropped, all crosses “Teacher,” > said an old white-haired
F i were light, and tears have rolled down the woman to me one day, “I am going to
| cheeks of women whose hearts were never Heaven; I should not be going there if you
ee || touched with a pang as they took the lives had not come and told me the way.” By
2 i of their own baby girls; but conscience was prayer and deeds will you not all try to
a || Bie a Cain Anos igus Gener on
| i] true that the missionary, through the Castel :
Ha 1] creates the demand and then supplies it. THE HOSPITAL AT CHU CHIA.
: ] ee pet We would draw the attention of our
a || oe Bon. Ge Neel euee bh BOey ale wes -readers=tO. Dr. ~baxtér's departure for
tl i) lave a mission there, and Christian men, China in April. If any members would
¢ i| women and children are there trying to live iE S ee ae as eo ewOU
|| Christian lives amid much persecution. “!€ to send supplies for Hospital, etc.,
; There is much to be done—infanticide, will they kindly do so, to Miss Stacey,
H : | opium traffic, girl-bride suicides, the tyranny Ranmoor Crescent, Sheffield, before the
l | of the mother-in-law, slave traffic, and the 12th inst.? 3
| fo Se
ai i e j
i || Prize No. 3. For
. } e e
i | Competition. Missionary Secretaries only.
Hl | :
HREE copies of “The Life of — Because the human heart is human,
ay | John Innocent” will be given this it bows, consciously or unconsciously, in
Hi] | month as follows :— homage to a Higher Power, and never
a} | One for each section of the United finds rest until it finds it in God. Jesus
|| | Methodist Church, for the clearest and Christ is Gad’s fullest revelation to man.
Hit i most concise statement of missionary He is the Life, the Truth, and the
Hi fi income (home, foreign and miscella- Way. Hence those who are “the light
Hy | neous) and expenditure in the year of of the world” are debtors to those in
Ht | Union, 1907. Each competitor to con- darkness, and ought to proclaim the
iil fine himself to his own section. Aver- good news to all the members of God’s
age per member to be given. family. Our Supreme Leader com-
| Competitors will be required to state mands “Go ye into all the world!”
a | that they have been subscribers to the Christians must obey their Divine
Ti MISSIONARY EcHo for at least twelve Lord.
: : months and are still taking it. Initials A copy of “The Life of John Inno-
Hi | or nom de plume may be used, but name Pens eh cons fonwarded. ema ined
|| and address must also be given. Papers Holt
a | to be received by March 25th. Award o te ;
i) in May. For Editor’s address see cover. Specially commended: Miss Louie
a The orveda‘tl eas Reeves, Camborne.
i | h fe De < Ce aes ue Class 1:C. H.R, C. W. S. E., F. E. W.,
a as been won by Miss a Holt, Ferns- » wy.
| home, Bury, for the following 100-word Class oc Nuntio @) GE B.A Us.
i || “Tn even savage bosoms Class 3: W. W., S. S., O. T., N. B. F.,
a There are longings K. P., R. C.
i | For the good they comprehend not.” Disqualified: E. B. V.
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Extracts from IV.—By the |
Jour al Rev. C. STEDEFORD. i
my H e (Deputation to China.)
IN NINGPO (continued). |
CY UNDAY, January oth. This was. be a brilliant and intellectual preacher.
oS a full and enjoyable day. We In a brief conversation with him he
have three churches in Ningpo, showed shrewdness and insight in
one in the centre of the walled city answering my questions respecting the
| which stands in an angle formed by the attitude of the common people toward
| junction of the river and the canal, Christianity. From his childhood he has
another in the settlement which has been under the influence of the mission,
grown up in connection with foreign and he represents the higher type of
trade in the angle opposite the one on manhood which the Gospel always pro-
which the city proper stands, and the duces.
third in the Chinese suburb, which has In the afternoon I preached in the
grown up on the other side of the river. church situated in the centre of the city.
In the morning I preached in the As we walked through the narrow
settlement church
with Mr. Shep- Dr. 'F. Jones. Mr. Stedeford. Mr. Butler. Mr. Candlin,
| pard as interpre- »
ter, who not only. ie :
| eel the @ . et
words, but gave Se i o§ ‘
them with the a =
| proper spirit and Pe :
fervour. We had a
a good time. The —— es Ree,” &
congregation was a Se” ze hae «pe 3s
intelligent and ap- PSS. Fane es ‘ Tae 2 aw
preciative,the ser- ie rs coe sak : Fi Pag eee
vice throughout T tad ON eae NE |
was marked by el ore ie
devout reverence. ea Se 4. en tid ed
The church num- Sia tae ae LS ee ae |
bers. about 200 oe om ees iat | — 1
members, and is [eaeessae fe bo ae pom? be >
presided over by fis Er te see
Pastor Ze, who (aaa eet 7 Th
: appears to be a , - : Hil
strong and com- 2 ; id : ) |
manding charac- SS a |
ter, and is said to The Deputation at Tang Shan Station. Wl
i APRIL, 1910, !
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A Ht ge OT eee eK eer ,
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a || Extracts from my Journal
im |
A | | streets I was struck with the beauty of eh. Unfortunately it rained continu-
, } the shops and the value and variety ously, but, notwithstanding, a good
a || of the merchandise. From the midst number of people gathered to meet us.
a || of the thronged thoroughfares we The Gospel is popular in this village,
a | stepped into the sanctuary enclosure for a short time ago the elders of the
a || where Sabbath sanctity created a very village made over one of the temples, ;
4 | different atmosphere from that which with the land belonging to it, to our
| i was found outside. In this service my mission as a preaching centre. While
HI interpreter was Mr. Yuen, otherwise the buildings, which comprise twelve
a yi | - known as Mr. Railton, because Railton rooms, were properly conveyed the dis-
|| Road Church, Herne Hill, gave him trict authority declined to ratify the
a || : that education which has made him one transference of the land. In one of the |
|| of the leading lights in Ningpo, and rooms we found a day school in charge
|| one of the most valuable assets to our of an old man as teacher. The main
il mission. The chapel, which will accom- room of the old temple is used as a
St | modate about 400 people, was more chapel, and here we had a very good
il than half full. time with the Christians. May the ,
a || In the evening we repaired to the light which shines from this Christian
z HW College to address the Y.M.C.A. meet- temple soon lead to the conversion of
abt | ing in connection with that institution. all the other temples in the neighbour-
a || Though the attendance is quite volun- hood! By sunset we were brought to
| tary about fifty-eight pupils attended. anchor just outside our mission com-
|| | Mr. Yuen again served as interpreter, pound.
; I | and the lads seemed to appreciate what Tuesday, January tith. With Mr.
ai was said, as they did also the refresh- Sheppard and Mr. Lyttle I started off
a |i Poe wich were Brent = me ose: on another missionary excursion. Some
ati onday, January 10th. Early inthe Gistance up the river our boat was
mn || | Mr. Ls € a puepe at Mt peony hauled into the canal. Instead of lock
| ee oe me ir © ke : fe MIS- gates the Chinese raise a mud and {
; | i tc See oe eS ie ice Ted Tein. stone barrier where the canal joins the |
j 1 BEY, UD Ue EWVET 0 a piece caved) Siu" river, and every. boat has. to be=pulled
: | i over this barrier by means of a windlass
| Hi < on either bank, and a rope passing
A | ee =. around the rear of the boat. It is a |
|| } eer ay very primitive construction, but, like
Ht 4 ¥ ee other crude appliances in China, it
ai a ri Cp serves its purpose. Our first place of |
ig — Gi | WA a call was Tsiang-tsing where Mr. Shep-
ti Se us eee) Voie —Ss pard visited one of the old members |
ie re ee ae ee §=who was ill) Our next stop was especi-
| , cae Pela Fer a =~=—Ss ally to minister consolation to a man .
i hadi Shas ca eee â„¢ who has suffered persecution and the ;
| rs le el ae 4 spoiling of his goods. He lives at a
lel ae a village called Zi-tong-da, which is
| | a 3 prettily situated on the canal. We have
| ‘ eee ee "| no preaching place here, and the in-
i eens ee - habitants were angry because’ one of
} oretteeeec | SS = their number departed from the religion |
| | a Oars fees of his fathers. They tried to compel .
i meee) ‘ him to join in their heathen rites, and |
if Bo od ee, fee ~=obecause he refused they destroyed. his
| el eee eee §=furniture. We saw the pile of broken
Ht a ae : \ 6 tables, stools and chairs, and it showed
i | os Se that a man cannot become a Christian
| i et eae w= in this country without having to pay a
| Oe asics - price for his faith. The man’s forti-
i Mr. Stedeford on Houseboat in Grand Canal. tude and patience won the day. His
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assailants were brought by the friendly therain. We trust our visit did something-
mediation of one of our college masters more than cause a sensation, and that
to acknowledge their fault. The Chris- words spoken will lead many to enquire
tian displayed an excellent spirit, and further concerning the Gospel tidings.
expressed his hope that those who had We travelled the ten miles back in the
K injured him might be brought to repen- dreary, dripping rain, to Wang-kyi
{ tance, and that his sufferings might be where we had a meeting in the evening.
‘he means o bringing oe toa mew Considerable Deon was made for
edge of the Gospel. It was dark be- our coming, and as we approached the
\ face we reached Nanos where we chapel we were saluted with a volley of
stayed the night, sleeping in the boat. _ crackers: The small chapel was packed,
r and a good influence pervaded the meet- Hl
4 ! wednesday, January 1th. eu e€ bad i ing. Some who were not Christians |
, journey Of ten mues to a p.ace called pave respectful. attention. There are |
i Gyiu-tsing in a conveyance which added some penine Christians in this place : :
another variety to our methods of travel whose lives have won respect. The
in China. A bamboo frame, just large light in their faces manifested the
enones io sit on, . sueberded Py eee reality of their experience. i
TOR oer CORD EL LO taeDOle.-WICn rests We retired to our boat for the night, }
upon ‘the shoulders of the bearers. In ang during the darkness we made Soir |
| this way one is carried along about one ee Lace . : : |
: y back to Ningpo, and arrived just i
foot from the ground, and in a posture imotimestfor Deealetase
which makes walking a welcome relief. Thursd ae h :
To add to the discomfort it rained in- h peasy jet it -_I paid an- |
cessantly, and to shelter me from the Other visit to the College to meet the
weather a piece of matting was thrown ee: ad was permitted to give a |
over the pole, and this matting soon S#0r a aekae 12 ee ee ee
became wet. through. The scenery ieee Tea a Gee h e Col- |
would have been charming if bad [8° 38 See = h et ee nee
weather had not required our being see ee the ae oe hi ayouab & |
covered up in such an ignominious 2 Hee se 1 Pp Be a AY es
manner. Gyiu-tsing is a considerable t So eee the Principa and WV i:
village amore the hills. We have a * Mr. Redfern.—Ep. :
young preacher
| stationed here
who is able ‘9
old a crow ©
by his attrac- é
tive speech, :
and conse- 4
quently the :
; church has Ree.
prospered un- ‘= : . ea
der his care. #@ r f
Mhes little: 4 - re ; "
chapel was a
altogether too cae eae seis =
small for the 7. : b pee enor z
py numbers who [i]... 90sec oe EY ES
gathered to ios, 3 Be
meet us, and ae ord ae ea : Seine yon ag
the service was oe ee ee, : we
held in a kind Fi eas Bere Ws
of large shed, Pe ee en aa ~~ eae eae H
and many who : mee es 0 i
could not get Se See ee
in stood in the } estas “Se ee
yard in spite Of The Boat, lower down the Canal.
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a | | “Thy Kingdom Come!”
|| | Yuen, of whom I have already spoken. The Chinese commonly believe that
| | At present there are seventy-eight stu- persons are sometimes possessed by
<4 Hk dents, and the College is not intended devils, and the Scripture narratives are
a || to accommodate more than eighty-six. readily accepted by them, and _ the
| i| | Already there are eighteen new applica- Christians adopt scriptural methods to
im || tions for next year, and it is a question deliver the victims. What we should
a || whether it will not be wise to enlarge attribute to physical causes they trace
| i the building to meet the increasing de- to evil possession, and sometimes fami-
|| mand. A new laboratory is a necessity, lies have embraced the Gospel because
fe and fortunately there is money in hand _ they see the effects of prayer upon their
|| to provide it. In the present unsettled demon-possessed relatives.
|| condition of the educational policy of Saturday, January 15th. In the |
| | | China it is impossible to foretell what morning | had an interview with the |
| i the future of mission colleges may be, three Biblewomen who work in con- oe
| but it is certain that a college which nection with our mission. They are
Li | maintains a reputation for good disci- bright and intelligent women who, with
| || line and high moral character will be proper training, might do much good |
“| | | difficult to supersede. work among their sisters. They were |
| | In the afternoon I inspected the able to give a good account of their |
|| Hospital, where Dr. Jones has spent Work, but the ignorance and hardships |
F | five years of devoted service. The 0©f Chinese women made it very difficult. |
ai | number of patients was smaller than We need in this district a good school
me || | usual because of the approach of the for girls where well-qualihed women
mt | Chinese New Year when all who can Workers might be obtained. :
ml | possibly do so remain in their homes. About noon we embarked for Wen-
Hi if ‘The Hospital buildings are very satis- chow, and the night found us once
ne | factory, and it is a joy to see such a more upon the bosom of the deep.
| fi | centre of Christian beneficence. [The ea ene will ap-
mae iat Wii — \
Hi Friday, January 14th. This day was Ee ps
qi ‘devoted to the preachers of the district. fo
| Be ee me poe for conference.
ay | elicited, as I could, the opinion of the ec ; 50
H | preachers respecting the difficulties and Thy Kingdom Come! |
i I needs of their work, and followed with Js it from lips, or heart, we say
4 an address which I hope was not with- “Thy kingdom come”?
1 . out stimulus and profit to them. In the Tord, lead us each to take some share |
aT afternoon the intercourse with the [In answering our daily prayer,
| ‘preachers was renewed in the house of “THY KINGDOM COME.” _ |
4 Mr. Sheppard where in easy conversa-
He tion we gathered interesting facts con- | | cone the were on a of eo
HY man. Some could tell of many people’
| being healed and blessed by the prayers iss |
il a ae Ona ae two cases came EAN THE
before us in which persons were de-
) | livered from what was believed to be iD AND THE
ii demoniacal possession. One man so IGHT OF THE
| i | aed Sour Se only ae pe aT ASTER,
| ‘to the chapel. Consequently the friends
ie arranged for him to rend in the chapel. ULTIPLIED BY HIS
| He recovered from his sad condition, ESSENGERS.
and now testifies to the efficacy of Pee
| wrayer. “Missionary Review of the World.”
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Foreign Missionary |
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Secretaries’ Notes DEN ee |
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of the Montb. Foreign Secretary.
London We beg to call the earnest A Delightful In the March number we |
Missionary and sympathetic attention Sequel. set forth an urgent need
Demonstra- of all our friends to our for a “set” of up-to-date
; tion. Annual London Mission- surgical instruments for Wenchow |
i ary Demonstration. Never Hospital—-Dr. and Mrs. Plummer gener-
was there greater need for earnest ously promising to pay half the cost.
effort and passionate enthusiasm than We rejoice to say two other friends |
i at the present time; never were the have contributed the other half. One
fields whiter to harvest than now; and evening, on returning home from a
nee ue he eed et more labourers several days’ absence, on deputation |
Our honoured friend, Mr. H. Gilbert Great Britain’s Annual Expenditure. |
Whyatt, A.M.I.C.E., Grimsby, will take
the chair at the evening meeting. It : 3 R
will be Mr. Whyatt’s jubilee; and he Foreign Missions, 2 |
has graciously and generously resolved £2,000,000 |
to celebrate it by a generous offering
to the great missionary enterprise of the Football, yi
Church. A splendid example. The £7,000,000 Bes |
speakers will be: the President, Rev.
W. B. Lark; Mrs. Wakefield, who will Church Work |
| spa pool on Ee Be _ at Home, 20 5 |
=B yy Purner;=-and Revs.~ Henryl.
| Chapman (Report) and George Packer. Sete |
In the afternoon of the same day the :
Annual Conference of the Home Mis- Come. 24. |
sions will be held. The chair will be £24,000,000
| taken by John Mann, Esq., of Nether- far Ncboieed ie
| field, Nottingham, and the speakers are Jewellery,
Mrs. Philip Snowden, Rev. A. Rowe £25,000,000 25 | |
| and Rev. J. Moore, Secretary. PI
Will friends kindly mark both date Millinery, ,
and place? The date is Monday, April £28,000,000
25th; place, “City Temple,” Holborn
Viaduct. On the day previous mission- ‘Topacco, : iH
} ary services will be held in all our Lon- £30,000,000 |
don churches, conducted by members of ? :
the Foreign Mission Committee and ae |
our London ministers.
Our good friends of the “London §trong Drink, ih

U United Methodist Choir” will serve as £160,000,000 if

in past years. All who have been in (e\@) |
the habit of attending our London mis- Hi
‘sionary services will know the splendid ve) tas Hi

and inspiring nature of their service. Beene 4

To say nothing of the special pieces : ; ae

the choir rendéred, who will ever forget Need we be afraid Hn

the grand way in which they led in the that we shall Hi

pene hymn last year with the tune give too much to Missions ? if

, yfrydol ? It was glorious! [Favoured by Baptist Missionary Society. it

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| work, we were met at the door with: torate are working in most friendly
| “Many happy returns of your birth- relations and hearty co-operation.” _
|| day!” and “The money has come for The Rev. W. Udy Bassett, referring
i | the surgical instruments; be at peace to his recent serious attack of appendi-
a ] and rejoice! ” citis, remarks:“: <<. I was able to
a i It was good news, indeed, and we get up the day before yesterday (Janu-
a | beg to thank our kind and generous ary 22nd), and have continued to im-
Aa | friends. In the letter accompanying the prove each day. . . . I dare not
; i| larger gift were these gracious and ap- omit to mention the kindness of Mr.
; i preciative words in re our good friend Griffiths during these trying and critical
| Dr. Plummer: “I love and esteem such days, though he would be the last to
3 | men, they are worthy of all the support wish me to say anything about it.” From
f He we can give them.” close acquaintance, spreading over
| | several years, we can say with emphasis
a Hy News from The Rey. J. B. Griffiths that a more sympathetic and loyal col-
a | the Front. writes: “I have just re- league and superintendent no men have
ih turned from Nairobi where ever had than those associated with our
eB || I went to attend a committee convened East Africa superintendent!
Wit to draft a Constitution for the proposed The Rey. A. E. Greensmith, writing
qi | United Native Church. This Constitu- in re the voyage of Mrs. Greensmith,
il tion, when prepared, will be sent home says: “I am glad to tell you that my
Hy for the consideration of the Foreign wife arrived safely on the 6th (Febru-
a || Missionary Committee and Conference! ary) in splendid health after a very
Wi The several Protestant missions now stormy voyage.” Our friend confesses
aii) labouring in the East Africa Protec- that he thinks Mrs. Greensmith was
j braver in the rough weather en-
ali : countered than he would have
| HI been. The weather was so severe
A bi if. fa that several of the “port lights”
| | i) || Sed, wg yer ee eae water
F pe acy lili, We een. vo shipped! Is it not often true that
| ial es ee 00) as em ge yomes. are Dene: aunt oes
Li | Gt Tas Be, rs. Greensmith said, “She ha
BL | baal se es Sey heey — great faith in the prayers of
ay | Co Ge Oe cess pegpre for ne both of -
i | SOR Oe ee? Seegeen - those at home and those in West
Hl i} ae BON i oe age : Africa.” Such a faith always
; a SS means a spirit of “patient wait- .
; pe oe a ta D ee: is al m ye salt : » PE p i =
aa be A 5 or ag ing,” and of se eee ge
ia pees ary a om Zee rejoice with our dear friend in
| a a ee Fen ahs the safe arrival of Mrs. Green-
| agents » OES Me. smith, and thank God for her .
{ eee PO eeu, = SPlendid health. 7
| | re {\ 7 4 /-@ =| FromRey.C. Jt was our great
i | ee Eee | #Stedeford. pleasure a few days
a ay De Sp So NEG hore ago to receive a
At ee ee ee setter from our good friend and
nL eee §= Successor, the Rev. C. Stedeford.
| | Beep ite OS oo ge hp a ela. After some very gracious words
| oy Comme aie 7 : of a personal character, he ob-
H s Suen ESS, Su serves: “At last I-have arrived
eae, Tapeh at that part of China which has
| ae ie Sl gee engaged your best thought for so
a By Eee eta many years. All that I have seen
| | A Paw-paw Tree on the (Photo: Mr. W. J. Bridgman. shows that we have here (Wen-
Government Farm, Mazeras, chow) a strong and prosperous
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Foreign Missionary Secretaries’ Notes of the Month
' mussion. Yesterday we went over the his voyage, but exhausted by the least
College, the Hospital, and school build- effort, and compelled to keep his ‘room I
ing,” etc. every few days. We hope soon he will
nei ; ; .. have permanent relief, and be able to
_ All this is delightfully cheering. It is gather fresh strength for another term
’ inspiring to have this testimony from Tac Ghia:
r one who is in a position to compare our :
missions with others, and on a wide Dr.Baxter Dr. Baxter has very wil-
scale. We call special attention to Mr. Leaves this lingly consented to shorten
Stedeford’s report of a visit to Ningpo, Month. his furlough, and to leave
ry which appears in this issue. His report for China to take up the |
F of Wenchow will appear in the May important charge of the Chu Chia |
number, and we hope matter will be in Hospital. He will start about the
our hands in time for the June issue middle of this month. The exact day
| concerning South-West China to which jis not yet decided, as one of his chil-
mission he himself has given so much dren is at present in hospital in Edin- |
| loving care and service! burgh. On his recovery Dr. Baxter
) and family will go via Siberia. The
} For Christ’s We are still under the work of the Hospital, with its kindred |
1 Sake. most solicitous necessity of Dispensaries in surrounding localities, is
| An Appeal. appealing for medical can- of the greatest consequence, and as
| woe didates for our foreign the charges are largely defrayed by the
| missions. contributions of ‘Tientsin merchants,
i First, we urgently need a doctor to the latter naturally expect we ‘shall
\ follow Dr. Jones of Ningpo. Dr. always keep an English doctor at the |
Jones’s time expires in the autumn. It head. It js only proper, however, to
is a splendid sphere, and with first-class acknowledge that the native assistants
equipment in the way of Hospital have done exceedingly well during the
buildings! absence of Dr. Marshall. We hope for
Then, secondly, we most urgently
need. a medical missionary for East
Africa. England owés Africa much, |
for her sufferings are great, and her . |
needs pathetically urgent. May we ask oe: i]
all our friends to make these two needs yl ~ op | }
a subject.of constant prayer? “Pray y a I
ye therefore the Lord of the harvest ” i= i
for two medical labourers! ee. l
se 7 : |
. II.—By the Rev. G. PACKER, | ie |
Missionary Secretary. Ws |
Dr. F. W. Dr. F. W. Marshall and = eS
| Marshall family have arrived in ee ae
| * Arrived. England per P. and O. val Bs |
ny “Sicilia.” It is uncertain : oe : ig
i at present where Dr. Marshall will ea H)
{ settle, but probably at Ilkley, where a ee |
{ the educational advantages for his Ber ee Hi
children are considerable, and from se HH
which town ‘ge will be able to travel ie Hi
easily to serve the Circuits as deputa- > ‘ HH
tion on his restoration to health. It HK
seems probable that Dr. Marshall will as ; i}
have to go into some nursing home or Hy
hospital for treatment. He is better for Dr. Marshall, North China, 1891— i
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i Dr. Baxter and family a comfortable Rev. W. Mr. Eddon is very happy
li journey, and a happy and prosperous Eddonand in his work in our largest
a {il time at Chu Chia. Wu Ting Fu. and most distant Circuit.
: | | i i s : He has commenced there
ait Yr nee Dr. Jones reports himself the winter classes that have been so
Wa Pe much better, and though successful elsewhere. He has had
. | in Health. progress is slow, it is thirteen men under daily instruction for |
! Hi _ happily sure. He has some weeks, and hopes thereby to ob-
Bil thrown himself into his work with great tain local preachers for many of the
|| enthusiasm, and though he has not the Churches.*
et || heavy responsibilities of Chu Chia, he Mr. Eddon expects to take his fur-
ai || is finding enough to do at Yung P'ing ough i athe tasted h
ee |! Fu, and is especially doing well with Ue Oh a ne eee ee
1 He: D; Ps yes wa domestic sickness that it is quite essen-
ai ai ae cab at short tial he and his wife should come home
a || fotlowite beara = ee The to recruit. We shall doubtless be in a
! ware Sac eae difficulty to supply his place, but pro-
|| ie a Bee ue ise peconse ae bably some temporary arrangement will
| } cy Tress- i q
1 | rate of gaining strength is oaintotly “slow. Be peaches le ster is fou
| I often get depressed at being so easily Ce eae ero. Bos sae to
i fagged, although I am better than before Wu Ting Fu. The following from a
Hf || going to Tangshan. recent letter shows an admirable spirit,
| I f eee eu val enere my, joy that, in ae the Committee will doubtless be
|| spite of a ealth-obstacles, the returns of ad to act upon th ion :—
| Y. P. Fu Medical Mission this year w2lZ be = Hee SusEEStoH
A || double those of last year. At present the I do not know what is in the mind of the
Hy || city mandarin is under surgical treatment. Committee with regard to the appointment
; | i | Halley’s Comet has caused great interest; to this Circuit when I leave, but my wife
aif we saw it splendidly three nights running. and I have talked about it a great deal
aa |i i lately, and we both feel led to say that, if
f | i health and strength permit, and it does not
i : interfere with any other of the Committee’s
i | plans, should the, Committee honour me
i | Fl | with a reappointment to China we would
| | gladly come back here. I do not make any ;
14 direct request for the appointment, because
By | "a I have always believed in the principle of
Hie lay Y leaving appointments in the hands of Con-
| Hi | BS ie ference and am willing to go anywhere I
WY) Ui | ee . payee é am sent. But I am not violating that prin- 5
Nt _ “2 al : ciple in telling you that we would like to
Hy ee ee ae come back here, for if you think it better to
| | Py 2 3 send me elsewhere I shall be quite willing
: : [a fee to go. Still, all our sympathies are with the
HE eo pe: ; people amongst whom we have lived and
i Bak aa ne pits worked during the last five or six years. We
| eRe te have learned to love many of them. We like
i ; eRe ees the district and the country life. Some of :
i| CO our greatest sorrows and joys have been ex-
I : Pha perienced here; and for these and many other
| % reasons we shall be very serry to say “Good-
i] e mr | bye” to this Circuit.
a _ §6Fresh With Mr. Turner remain-
| Recruits ing at home for a brief
) Needed. period, and Miss Cook re-
) é signed, and Dr. Marshall
i | invalided, and several furloughs ap-
a proaching, we have a difficult time
i ASRS Hasrers BY HORE AEE before us. A new man ought to be ob-
! Neeson Peer ee 1908 ne * We shall have a special article on this next month from
. , 1D. 54.—-Ep, : the pen of Dr. Robson.—Ep.
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Our City Missions |
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tained for North China, and also a_ financial statement will be a combined |
woman to conduct Bible classes for one in which our mission work is shown |
women and to train native female asa whole. It is hoped that our income
agents. Probably, however, it will be will show substantial increase, for it is |
found prudent here, as in other only by annual increase that we can
p branches of our mission in China, to maintain our hold on the large areas it |
await the report of the Deputation, and has been given to us to evangelize.
if this is done we shall have the addi- Doubtless a full statement of claims |
| tional advantage of knowing exactly and opportunities will be made at the | |
how our finances stand. The next coming Conference. |
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Our Cit II.—‘‘ Harbour Light,” 1910.
y By
Missions * Mr. S. JOHN GEE, |
- Circuit Missionary Secretary. |
N United Methodism there is only is no debt on the premises. Things
one “Harbour Light”; we are are well with us at “Harbour Light.”
not sure that there is any other in God is with us. Things are hard with
. existence. The “Harbour Light,” us—very hard. But that is no bad |
Haggerston, London, is a mission pure sign. We are a stronger church for |)
and simple. The building cost £2,500, having a stiffer struggle. We started |
seats 350 in main hall, with two class- in June, 1896, with 27 members from
: rooms, two vestries and kitchen. There the old building; our membership is
See a ee DOW: Ole; s JUNIONS, e135 Oun® WECKLY.
For previous articles see pp. 160 and 177, 1907.—Ep. meeting list averages 18, including 3
eer meetings every Sunday for boys and
Sei ire girls, Young Men and Women’s Bible
See ee Classes, Women’s Own, Teachers’ Pre-
i slat i paration Class, Girls’ Guild, Young |
peers ee Women’s Guild, Brass Band, Choir, ie
i Junior and Senior C.E., Young Men’s
— ll a Club and Popular Saturday Evenings
ae = ee ee for the People. l
* —— __ The great rally of the week is Sun-
eee ee SCS _ ay at a quarter to seven—the People’s
ee Se 6 9) Service. All roads of U.M.C. Hag-
lO | gerston’s Hive of Industry lead to 4
oe ee. peat Pee: “4 “| .
ee oe. F See Sunday cane. here the business of |
| > a a | | life is talked, here results are looked \
i a & |] for, and not in vain. Hearty singing, ii
\ oa eee le "} prayers and sermon, earnest and under-
ae : 2g = / standable is the order. Here the seek- hi
\ Ra aay Ye : peers eos S : 2 : i
) (a a | = / ing sinner finds a seeking Saviour. Hh
Y “a eB fe. / The prayer-meeting at eight, which i
| > ae. follows the quarter to seven meeting, i
AS : is one of the best attended: 70 or 80 i}
Lk 4 the average. Hi
“ The above are the regular meetings HH
held summer and winter. Then there Hh
are the “sgecials.” Four special anni- i
: : versaries are held each year; to these i
Mr. Stephen Gee, L.C.C. (Elected this year.—Ep.), we look to provide the deficit balances Ht
Treasurer. of our accounts. Unfortunately, chair- Hit
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3 | | Our City Missions
Hi il
a itt
Fy lit men and givers now are scarce. So 2
A |i| that financially we are the losers. te Bee
a il I When our friends see our messages free oe
ai in the “United Methodist,” we hope ee
i i they will remember their “East Lon- - re ae ee
- HH | don Mission” at Haggerston. 5 ie eR ies.
atl | The introduction of the rank out- A ie aa
ee | 1 | 1 aa Reig eee
f Hi | oe 2 oe Light” is generally Mn ov
WW g e Saturday Concert. Here ieee re |
iii | hearty invitations are given to new ey a eS
a || comers. Each section of the audience } BAe | é ioe
|| is noted. Young women invite young ia ie! | ta ae
a || women to their meeting, young men ta oe ee SORE
al to theirs; and in this and many other ee ee
i | ways the audience on Sunday is kept a RO |
|| up. Ours is a migratory district. The iE See
i || Sunday School secretary tells us that S Bet ree
x | 200 ir moved oe the books every "J seh at Mauss Se
|| year; there are 260 on now; average g | Ce
: | | attendance, 204. We have 26 officers pres ee
‘| I and teachers. ; ne ee
| The Christmas Dinner Fund gave 30 Rd
|| families a Christmas cheer at the cost Harbour Light.
| | of £4, mostly collected by the members
e | themselves. young people. Hence the energies of
|| The “Harbour Light” membership workers are always at work for new
Et | believe in doing more and more for the ideas. During 1910, new classes on a
|| | week-night are to be formed. Sunday
a} ee "5 4s School teachers are going to meet their
ie | ie a oe class once every week for one hour for
MT (ce aaa ae ae | social enjoyment and to “make things.”
ay | =a ch | In this way we hope to hold our young
a a Pe _ people to the church. The many and
qh | a ee —=—~—<“<‘;*~*S Cent icing’ aalluremeentts: to the young are
UE | ee | ee _ appalling in these crowded, badly- ?
Hy | aa a fs ~———sihoused East End districts, and “ Har-
ie eC eee ~—Stété‘i_CObourr Light” is going to be open more
i , i” Sl ae | than ever this year.
HH | ie lr The password of the mission is to
WE ie oe fee —=—SCbe—“Talk Happiness. Talk Faith.
| ce ee Talk Health.”
iii ee 4h Co Will our friends remember us? It is
HT, oe es ae ~=——S a: hard post. United Methodism has
iH) eS ae age ae = its central missions; the Harbour
i} | TF _CsCLLight is first on the list
i! a [ eee ~SCCF~—~— Enquiries are always welcome. Write
ii ee > eee Sto: us—pray for us—help us.
eres Pi se, The Mission’s immediate need is
i} ee 2 eee, 44100 for renovation. Send to the
} Sistas Vile writer, at 104 Amhurst Road, Hackney
“Much beloved by the Church and young people.” Downs, N.E.
nf }
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Our No-su Work By the |
e e
in West China. Rev. C. E. HICKS. |
HE Rey. C. E. Hicks thus writes estates, but even here the same policy |
; J as to the new development in reveals itself, for a common mode of
connection with the No-su work: punishing the ‘Tumuh’ for their law- |
“T have been superintending this lessness is to confiscate their lands to
work for about three years, and I have © the Crown.
become greatly interested in it, though “The lax moral life of the No-su has |

, sometimes sorely perplexed to discover given the Chinese their opportunity. |

the truest way to work. I should like By wine, opium, and all kinds of riot-

to state something of what I have ous indulgence the Heh-I or Na-su, as |
learned for the guidance of all who are the free landed No-su are called, have
interested in this enterprise. wasted their substance, and have been

“Our people already know that the very glad to mortgage or sell their land
‘“No-su. or ‘I-pien’ or ‘Lo-lo,’ and to the Chinese. This grossly immoral

| the ‘Miao,’ are the aboriginal folk of and drunken life has also greatly re- |

| China. When the Chinese first settled duced the number of the people. Their

| on the banks of the Yellow River the physical constitutions are weakened

| No-su and Miao were in possession. and their lives shortened by their con-

| The powers of organization and govern- tinued self-indulgence, so that it is

ment possessed by the Chinese, even in quite unusual to meet with an aged
those early days, gave them great aboriginal, and families frequently be- |
superiority over the shor eerie: and just come extinct.
as in Canada the Red Indian disap- “Lawlessness prevails in the district. |

: peared before the white man, so No-su_ The rich and strong tyrannize over the

, and Miao shrank away from the strange weak and poor. Fighting with modern i]

’ invaders of their country. This process rifles is not uncommon, and men are ||

has been going on for centuries, until killed and their bodies burned, houses 1
the aboriginals are only found in re- are destroyed and people rendered ||
mote districts among the mountains, homeless at the bidding of the ‘tu-
and on the extremes of the Empire. muh, who in many cases seem to be |
Nor must it be supposed that having the very embodiment of iniquity. The
thus possessed themselves of the greater property of no widow woman is safe, ie
part of the land called China the and as there.seems to be a scarcity of
Chinese are content to rest and allow men the reprehensible custom of one
the aboriginals to remain as they are, man marrying two, three or even five
quietly tilling the land they now pos- or six widows has sprung up. He be-
sess. There are no Aborigines Protec- comes their protector and inherits their |
; tion Societies in China, and the method property. If any children of tender |
of extermination by colonization is still age exist from the woman’s former
actively applied. Chao Tong city itself marriage, care is taken that they do not
has been colonized within the last 200 grow up to maturity. The district in
years, and from this point of vantage which our No-su mission is situated is Hi
the work of exterminating the aborigi- a hotbed of wickedness. Ih
nal is being steadily carried out. Si- “These people came and sought us MH
fang-tsing, the centre of our aboriginal because of a vague notion that we could Hh

f work, is one day’s journey from Chao help them. The majority, I think it is | t

Tong Fu, and all the rich valleys safe to say, sought us not as a Church, HI
passed through belong to Chinese, but as a guild,* and expected not so 1
although in some cases they still retain much spiritual consolation and instruc- HHH
their aboriginal names. Around Si- tion as temporal aid in various difficul- HH
fang-tsing itself, during the last ten or ties. In consequence of this our first Hi
twenty years, one-half of the private duty was to make known the true a
land (.e., land not belonging tothe‘ Tu- nature of our mission. This was not i
muh ’) has passed into the hands of the easy. Their religion consisted almost 1
Chinese. The ‘Tumuh’ possesses large .~ *po not confuse the No-su with the Miao.=Ep. i}
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ct HH
| Our No-su Work in West China
ai entirely of witchcraft and ancestral In the training school at Chao Tong
a til worship, and their desire for spiritual there are now nine lads, three of whom
E i benefit was not readily awakened. are studying with the hope of being
= || Tyrannical ‘tumuh,’ and unjust Chinese Christian teachers among their own
a ||| magistrates were pressing so heavily people.
fF | | upon them that the appeals one received “The teaching of the people and the
i ||| for help caused no surprise, but, on the whole working of the No-su district is
il] contrary, drew forth our sympathy, rendered less difficult by the fact that
fa i which, however, was always qualified by the Chinese language is everywhere
ett | the fear that only one side of a case understood. The proportion of No-su
ee || had been told, and that therefore part men who read Chinese is greater than
|| of the truth had been withheld. We that among the Yunnan Chinese them-
1 || therefore had to insist on the fact that selves. Many have taken the Chinese
|| our mission was not at all of a political literary degrees, and the best reader of
fe || nature, and that we could not invoke Chinese in the Training School at Chao
|| the aid of our Consul for any of their Tong is a No-su. All the younger
|| social or political difficulties, unless women, perhaps from fifty years of
|| they were directly traceable to the fact age downward, speak Chinese; and un-
ey} | that they had become Christians. This derstand it well, and not a few read it
mh attitude was not appreciated at first, also. It almost seems that as the Greek
a} and many people withdrew. There was, language in the Roman Empire made the
d | however, a section which remained, and proclamation of the Gospel easy in the
i gradually the nature of our work is early days, so in these latter timés the
Ey | being made known. Some of these way has been prepared, by the spread -
| show a fairly deep appreciation of of the Chinese language, for the evan-
BF || Christian truth, and seem anxious to gelization of the No-su. In view of all
4 |i follow the ethical standard of Chris- the facts it would seem to be a waste of
on tianity. It must be remembered, how- time and energy and money to translate -
a|| ever, that the people are but just emerg- any Christian books into the No-su lan-
uh ing from heathen darkness to Gospel guage. Periodical classes for Bible
i light, and that many years will pass study would form a most useful method
i} before they even approximate to New of deepening faith and spiritual ex-
fH) Testament teaching. We must rejoice periences.
a in the genuine desire to know the truth “There are many difficulties con-
ay i. and do the right. nected with the work. The greatest,
4\f “Up to the present twenty-nine per- perhaps, is the scattered population.
1 sons have been baptized, and there are he No-su can hardly be said to live
i) about 200 who may be termed ad. 0 villages, their farmhouses stand fre-
MH il herents, and many others view with quently alone, an owner with his slaves
Ht favour the establishing of Christianity forming a tiny group of houses in them-
HI {fe the eee: selves. Other difficulties there are, but
HE | «T Beane hed-of le it is not worth while to dwell upon
} considering the method of work them. A way has opened for us to
: fe pout adopt in the future, I am preach the Gospel amongst this ancient
|| ites one oe two or three im- people, and, although they are degraded
Ht portant principles should guide us. and decadent, we must do what we can
| The independence of the people on their behalf humbly trusting in our
Hl must be cultivated, and no foreign Lord for grace to work wisely.
HI money used for buildings or No-su “Much more might be said, but this
i) workers. Schools should be estab- short account will be sufficient to
lished, in which worship would be held make known some of the peculiarities
| regularly. There are already four or of this work, and it will perhaps call
! five such buildings with a gross mem- forth the prayers of those who have
| bership of from seventy to 100 boys. the gift of prayer.”
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98 |
Yung Ping Fu : I
(Eternal Peace City) By |
Medical Mission. Mrs. FLETCHER JONES. |
. N the “ Bradford Salem” Cot a young — In the “ Hull” bed a Christian woman |
| man is dying. The history of his is lying very nearto death. i
case is a tragedy. He has been It is a bright Sunday evening in late |
| oisoned, but the doctor will save his summer. I am alone in the ward with |
fe if only he can ascertain the nature the woman. The service is on, and we |
| of the drugs given. Only two days can hear the hymns not far away. }
ago he was the picture of health. We “Would you like to choose a hymn?
send in haste to the Chinese doctor who I ask her. She considers a minute, and }
had given the fatal “medicine.” He then suggests :—
writes out a false prescription—a harm- “I am so glad that our Father in Heaven i
less concoction of herbs, and endea- Tells of His love in the Book He has |
vours thus to save his reputation. The given,”
time grows short while we plead in vain and with a quiet smile she adds: “It is
for the information which means a life. suitable, I think, because of my pain.”
The night passes, and morning finds y i i ; ee
the dying eyes still fixed upon us as During the last months we have
though they would speak, but the lips opened branch dispensaries at the two
are speechless. A few gasping breaths extremities of the Circuit. They are
and the tragedy is ended, the silent lips visited every ten days. At one place
are sealed for ever. 140 patients have been treated the last
: : : : ; : : two visits. The other dispensary is at }
¢ In the women’s room the doctor has Yien Hé Ying (Swallow River Camp), j
just been weighing a tiny baby girl. It an interesting town situated in a most
belongs to a patient in the “ Prestatyn ”
Cot. She is ten months old, and weighs 2 ya ae qi
124 1b. Only a little bundle of bones, = @- | eum ld = |i
tightly covered with skin, and a pitiful, @ a | ion i “a
drawn expression in the weird, old- 3M We & ease i
looking face. The mother and father Rie @) ek "a Be ee
are quite amused that we should show | uA ) py ; ben fs eis onde
concern, for it is only a girl, you sec! [gaIINI tess ilies on a
© s ° . e . Sah es i oe Pe a ae ij ee }
ANOTHER PICTURE. es Se Soe res ag
I don’t want to depress you, but I do = oN OO
want you to realize the terrible responsi- {ee f ii
bility of our work—your work. ME de eg es ”
They have brought an opium victim Fi aa pn et Hh
to Hospital. He has been carried sit- [ie pg Se Tr, |
ting up inhis chair. His excited friends 57) 9 1W. Pi a a i}
crowd round—all eager to have a say, [Reef =. (poo St Hi
and to explain in their own way the Re aN es Hie
i thing that has happened. And in the me fais mete | HH
{ midst of the din the young man sits fi 2. =| 7 AY eS A}
there with marble face—a majestic still- a a we ae Hi
Y ness enveloping him. For they have oe ee A Hy
come too late—and death had come too }i/—, = Sag) a ii
soon. Se Se 5 Hh
| . These Se the pictures that glided “Our friend the General—Wang Tin Lin—whose HH
into my mind when I sat down to write. children you prayed for when in Hospital.” |
Will you try to realize what they mean? [Photo Rev. G. P. Littlewood. 1
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a |i .
n ||
i | Yung P’ing Fu
1 ||
2 | beautiful district close to the Great owners of the eyes all seemed to be of
p li] Wall. We all went there for a few a specially “chatty” turn, and some-
a days in the summer, and had a very times the buzz of conversation would
e | happy holiday. Each morning we become too much for the preacher's
mii would start off on an exploring expedi- equanimity. At frequent intervals he
fF tion to the Wall, returning in the eve- would take a brisk stride towards the
| ning too tired to trouble about any dis- window, fan in hand, and, continuing
mai | parity between Chinese brick and Eng- his discourse the while, coolly proceed
| lish feather beds! As we neared the to “flick off” certain objects as though
|| town gate at night, after our day’s wan- -they were flies. It was the human eyes!
|| derings, “out-posts,” in the guise of The long sermon was ended at last,
a | tiny naked children, would rush forth and the preacher politely called upon
| excitedly yelling out the announcement one of the stewards to add a few words.
: | | of our arrival! A curious home-from- [je was a rather old gentleman, who
| home atmosphere pervaded the district seemed pleased to find himself on his
|| —for we recognized a real “ Derbyshire feet, but could proceed no further than
5 || throat” in about every third person we the tea-pot stage!
ait i. met! On the Sunday morning we had ; : : , i :
ail | te IEC hes Sone. One special There has been a number of opium
a || eature ie cha pues oe g h re) cases, and all have been cured so far.
| Peale c ore es a Shc ah Two men arrived from the same place,
|| ; fr - paiee ace a ae it nee q_ the well-to-do one paying all expenses
a || eb = il trils. and. what was more, £0 both himself and the poor one. One
|| to be all trills, and, what was more, day we had two poisoning cases within
et | each singer produced a distinctly dif- 2 °hour
Hi | ferent variety of trill! Then the ° Theta geared :
ait | preacher announced a chapter, and be- Cre ate tO a Ospital assistants,
| fore proceeding further grabbed a huge and a third has just been promoted
Ah | tea-pot and applied the spout to his from the rank of coolie. The latter is a
etl F really fine character. Only lately he
i | mouth! Yi | ae yy, Ye
a had the chance of leaving the Hospital,
‘ Hq The paper windows in that church and more than trebling his wages, but
ay | made a deep impression on me. At _ he refused through love of the work.
may | first I thought they were all gaps, but | His smile is in itself well worth his
a | soon found that, strictly speaking, there wages! He can’t read, but manages
ay | really were no gaps, for each hole was _ nevertheless to preach many little im-
| i | filled in with a human eye from the promptu sermons. In fact he loses no
| | bustling busy street outside! The opportunity of talking about “the doc-
_ trine” to any and all with
i | : whom he comes in contact.
ih | oe ae ’ He is a help with the singing
f Ba 2 een ae Baty: —a slight drawback being
iH Mee SS -38 a Beet ae that he cannot read the
‘a Caan a wa - hymns; he gets over this
HI ; eee & Be See oe. difficulty, however, by put-
i Sera n= oe % mae Ba! a sy aoe in what — Jones eas
oe : ere eer st tahemmees) =a little vocal vamp” of his
i Bic eu t Sweet anes own! : had the honour of
iH | a Tee ae a Bie giving him some coaching in
i ee re Peeeee the art of washing clothes.
i HT cea tg SO ee SC, «=Imagine my shock one day
| ¥ RR al when I came across him with
| Eee a miscellaneous collection of
| ee Lilthy cast-off bandages, Hos.
| See Oo ae aS me ma pital towels, etc., all spread
} Dr. Fletcher Jones and family outside West Gate of Swallow out in our hall! Had you
: River Camp, at the Great Wall. The most northern post of the seen him later on at the
| U.M.C. Mission.
d [Photo: Dr. A. F. Jones, Wash-tub, you. would cer-

; i
‘““A Chinese Solomon ” :
tainly have concluded that he had been their patients studying the Gospels. He
dollied himself. He was fairly stream- was a Peking merchant with a fearful
ing with perspiration—testifying to the skin disease, and spent many an hour
amount of effort he had put into his poring over his Bible. He is gone,
‘ work. And he uses this superabund- and perhaps we may never hear of any
ance of energy all round—morally as_ results, but who knows? The poor
well as physically. father, who trudged fifteen miles over
All the cot notices are hung over the the mountains with his boy, little knew
beds now, and are constant reminders that far away in England there were |
of those “prayer chains” which bind good friends praying for his lad, who
poor sufferers here so closely with you would lie in the “ Hucknall Trinity Sun-
across the seas. And the thought of day School Cot.”
this often stimulates the doctor to more Nor did the scalded boy patient
faithful and unselfish service. know anything about Zion, Long Eaton,
I wish the “Forget-me-not” Bible nor about prayer on his behalf.
class helpers could have seen one of (Lo be continued. )
“A Chinese e
Solomon. K.C.LE.
N a recent number “The Contem- threatened to take the boy without
| porary Review” gives us a capital her: then she consented. Blessed
E and well-told story bearing the motherhood!
above title. One Tsai MHsi-Yung On the way the mule driver engaged
was a mule driver who came from by Tsai “was a hardened sinner of an
Yunnan to the Shan States, on the uncertain age, an inveterate gambler,
borders of Burma, with “iron pots who wasted his money. But he was
and pans, gold-leaf walnuts, felt always in high spirits, told endless
rugs, dried persimmons, grass hats, anecdotes, sang songs and kept the NN
orpiment,” and various odds and ends. party amused.” i
“ After travelling all about the States “The Chinese proverb says, ‘ Coach-
the caravans .returned to China with men, boatmen, keepers of taverns,
loads of cotton and opium.” couriers and courtiers, no matter how.
Committing a mistake in his driving innocent they seem to be, are all better |
and spoiling a load, his master was with their heads off,’ and Li, the head I!
angry with him, and Tsai ran for his muleman was a sort of proof of the |
life. He did not return to his caravan, wisdom of this opinion.”
through a bad attack of fever. As it However, his cunning and duplicity |
was then too late to overtake his master are the occasion of a very pretty story, }
he stayed where he was. giving the title to the article. {
He became a wealthy man, by and by Staying at a rest-house, Li appro- i
married one of the people, and his wife priated Lati (the wife) and the little i
bore him a son, “of which, like all son, thinking thus to extort money i
Chinamen, he was very proud.” from Tsai. The husband was furious, Hi
When the boy was about four he and took the matter to the magistrates: i
: wanted him to go to school, and so he but at first it seemed as though one i
asked his wife to go with him to China story was as good as another, and per- i\
that he might educate the boy amongst haps not unnaturally (how the customs i
his own people, as there was no op- of people work to their ruin !) they did ii
portunity where he had cast his lot. snot believe the woman, who was faith- i
She was much against this, as it perhaps ful in her support of her real husband. if
meant leaving her own people for ever. They smiled at the testimony of the i)
She was not persuaded until he child even though he was a boy. | Ie
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all Pen-Portraits
ry i Tsai got so far into trouble that the the servants he wanted something to eat,
S | | 5 amat-long said; “Take him outside ane said ney, were to bring somite light.
| | and give him twenty strokes with the i ne eee OU eC. Ue Sy SONS
; | bamboo. : ; : He called the little boy and gave him some
a This infuriated him, and he went to to eat, and talked with him for some time.
fe il the Sawbwa’s palace and commenced Then he said, “Here’s another piece. Go
t I to beat the gong with feverish energy. and give that to your father.”
ry i Now this gong is only sounded when The boy was four or five years old, and,
| there is a revolution, or a fire, or a tough he didnot know what all te trouble
| murder at the very least. So the father, so he ran off and gave the sugar to
et || Sawbwa appeared and proceeded to dis- Tai.
il pense immediate justice. The Sawbwa was immensely pleased. . .
a | After a preliminary flogging, thus ‘You see,” he said, “they cannot deceive us.
|| imitating the amat-long, the story goes We always detect the wrongdoer, baffle the
| on:-— scheming, uphold the right, punish the
et | fe : : wicked, and protect the unfortunate.” The
et || Tsai was bursting with rage against all whole assembly bowed down and murmured
ee creation, but wanted to be revenged on Li, jn chorus: “True, O lord, live for ever. . .
le : so he rattled out “They are the muleteers Surely there is none like him—none.”
a || at the Flowery Spring Inn. The man’s “That is so,” said the Sawbwa, “and now
4 name is Li, and he is an ugly skinny man. we will go on to prove it. The old adage
‘a | The woman is a hill-woman, with a lot of has it, ‘The thing that is true cannot be
4 Chinese jewellery, but there can be no mis- made to be false; that which is false cannot
| take. There is no one else who has got be proved to be true.’ There is another
all a wife and son. The boy is dressed in which runs: ‘ The wife returns to her first
i || Chinese clothes, and he is ‘like me, for Iam husband; the land belongs to its owner.’
|| | his father.” Therefore do we deliver judgment. The
et || |: “Have them all brought. Bring the woman will receive two hundred cuffs on the
|| child, too.” ear, with intermissions on the cheek if she
al They brought the whole household along, show signs of becoming giddy, and then she
| i : and the little boy was carried on a man’s’ will be restored to her husband. The man
Bi Fe | shoulders. Easterns are always kind to chil- will be flogged with four hundred cuts, and
At dren, The Sawbwa examined them all at will pay the costs of the court. The husband
Hi considerable length, but he got the same will also pay the costs of the court, and will
ay || story from each of them, and could not sur- take away his wife. The little boy will re-
att | prise them into any admissions. So he be- ceive the rest of the cane-sugar. Now all
Fi | | thought himself of a stratagem. He told may go.”
4 | | sJeo so | e
| ' Pen-Portraits of i PREDERICE a ee
Tl e ° * 5
HI | Missionary Work Fc ik ie Ree
Ht 2 e —Wi e Presbyterians
ti 11) South Africa. in East Griqualand.
| ROM my earliest years I have had Redeemer for the redemption of “ other
i a desire to see at first hand a sheep” has been interpreted by men
I] missionary station amongst the and women whose hearts He has
| heathen. ‘Yo my boyish imagination, touched.
1 Christian missionaries represented the When, therefore, by a mysterious but
| highest type of heroism, and stories of kindly Providence, I found myself re-
i} their work were more enthralling than siding for a period in the heart of the
i any other form of adventure or travel. Native Territories of Cape Colony, I
iH With the passing of the years, bring- gladly embraced the opportunity which
ing personal acquaintance with mis- presented itself of realizing my early
| sionaries and their work, and a deeper ambition.
| knowledge of the motives prompting It was my good fortune to become
ry them, the early glamour has given place on terms of friendship with several
to thankfulness that the travail of the missionaries representing three sections

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Pen-Portraits i |
a, a s began to fall, and |
ae a a for the greater part
aa a of the ride it pelted
Dc | tee ors = down mercilessly, i
= ma im... cc drenching us almost |
eae 7 Sita to the skin. To add
soya! ‘ Si to my troubles, the
ee a F Mami = road_~=s became _ slip- :
pod Lee y YT PPert | | RSP mcmama a ai fs pery, and I had my |
Wezhwe te: pea TA TTT me San —e Seong fall — the
re, i ee Suse “meas Tniyninetmeg second step towards |
te SENT rans "oe San iil i, perfection in horse-
Re TAT i i fs Ss back riding. They
Bae eee have a saying here
mal reel et Mg =eueme . that every beginner
wus must have three
5 a ee plo he can |
2 : "Claim to be a rider.
Giliesaes Bane coment Ree (Photo: Rev. J. F. Hughes. The discomfo rt | |
caused by these
of the Christian Church doing excellent things was soon forgotten, however,
work in this land, viz.: Presbyterian, when once we got inside the mission-
Wesleyan and Congregational. ary’s hospitable home at Gillespie.
The Rev. P. L. Hunter, M.A. of the The Presbyterian Church has taken
United Free Church Mission, Gillespie, an honourable and leading part in the
East Griqualand, invited me to ‘pay evangelization of Cape Colony. As
him a visit. His home lay eighteen early as 1821 they founded a mission
r miles away, a short distance as we in Kafraria, the large tract of country
reckon in England where trains are extending from King William’s Town i
plentiful and travelling comfortable. in the south, to the Natal border on the |
I should have to do the journey north, the home of the Kafir race. Now
on horseback. It is true I had just they have 35 stations, with branches |
begun to ride, but the saddle was not numbering 410, ordained and medical
yet by any means soft or safe, and a_ missionaries 29 (11 native), European
ride of a few miles more than sufficed. teachers and industrial masters 23, lady |
After a month or two’s trial I felt missionaries 17, native agents 541,
ready for the ordeal, and Mr. Hunter communicants 14,800, scholars 15,000. Wie
being in the town to
attend the recognition tS to vin
meeting to the Griqua ee Oh |
missionary, I returned ome at ee ne
with him. Me Poe Te da bts ‘ane eo i
We climbed up the chur |, oe AS fy... Nag 1. AW
long pass and crossed fe sea “ if -
the Nek dividing the ora Rae ae ie. : - pee |
country, and descended Pea fae a ou Fs Sd if Wa e Whi
on that side which by Sees . I ps ae rE \f
Government agreement elise eS mea ee il
is reserved exclusively Vag . ies) SPR eae Ay A ee ee oe Hi
; for the native, no white ak | b aos Gna 4 i | i|
man being allowed to | (i) Say 2. - Co a a ee Wh
settle except for pur- ei) Fee ah i Lae ‘4 Ht,
poses of trade, and with a et, £27 Hi
the consent of the autho- i a ae Hi
tities. Nat 5 See |
We had not started Kafirs at Breakfast. HT
long before the rain (Photo: Rev. J. F. Hughes. |
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|| || a sip trust him, and seek
Hi || SS lag ° .
. I} | ee his judgment and
é | ae. cae Ase help in all sorts of
a ||| | La oe matters.
a || RE ee a Every evening |
aii — Le Clint momning the
WH ieee a family, with the
a ||| | ‘ © a octiti mee native. elp ers,
i} i mae x x Sat, eget 5
at) il ee nS : te . gather for a homely
es || | } cS] =e ee le a, Bae Yes = service. Kafir hymns
Ai Sy (mee er eo e_led by
ali il =e ee ey ie ae AT iy “f= Mrs. Hunter at the
ii || as 5h 5 a comet et Geek | : harmonium, a short
fe Hh) iH ee Wiis FA 4 ‘ Ae | Woe eee 2 §=Bible exposition is
+ HESS aN _ i ae 3 Me oe VS Bbc ce Pee a) aes : - pes
|| iat mf ae te nyt | ia given by Mr.
ma | tes| ‘ 5 hat Pie | |e » Hunter in the native
FE If i . : aR J i bom Le t i EB 2 lan guage, and
a | aemereieiiaiiats ie . De eee “prayer offered.
| ie The Society of Brown Women Believers, Gillespie Mission.
All Mrs. Hunter and lady helper at back. Mrs. Hunter de-
: i| | [Photo; Rev, J. F. Hughes. votes herself to the
F They are best known by their large women. Whenever opportunity serves,
ie establishment at Lovedale made famous _ she visits the native kraals, and preaches
ei it by Dr. James Stewart, and well de- to the raw Kafirs. In this way many
|| scribed by Dr. Wells in his book pub- are the trophies she has won for Christ,
b | | lished last year. The scholars, both and in securing the women she sees her
ati | black and white, are scattered all over hope for the children.
AT | the country, and are filling positions of The morning after my : arrival, a
mit il responsibility and trust; and many are women’s meeting was held in the
' exercising an uplifting influence among church close by, at 7 o'clock, lasting
ate il their own people. until 8.30. They meet at this hour in
aE || Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, then newly he summer months by reason of the
Aly | married, came out from Edinburgh 20 unsettled weather, rain often falling in
aly i years ago, to start an entirely new work the afternoon. At other seasons their
Le il among the Xesibi tribe of Kafirs. meetings are in the evening
af H At that time there was nothing in Ro a rs
AY |i this part but the wild veldt with its This is called “The Society of Brown
il il virgin soil. Only a native hut or two Women Believers,” and has a properly
| could be seen, and for a time it was printed card of membership, with aims
, il in one of these they were housed. and rules clearly set forth. These are
Hy | Now all is changed, recalling the chiefly to “care for the heathen, par-
My i words of Darwin, “The presence of the ticularly women and children, and to
Hy missionary is the wand of the magician.” ee to Soe are = destroy
Wt | Cultivated lands, orchards, gardens of eathen customs and all drinking cus-
mY | fruits and flowers, and a roomy modern toms.” Every member must be a
My | house have come into existence under Christian and an abstainer.
| Mr. Hunter’s superintendence, who him- In the snapshot here reproduced an
1 self has taken spade and trowel in idea can be gathered of the kind of
| | hand, and been foreman and labourer women who assemble. It must be re-
ia combined. membered that not long ago they, as
iH I. At first he found the native reserved heathens, painted their bodies, plaited
a and suspicious, but discovering that the their hair with brown clay, wore’
vei white man was a true friend, seeking blankets for a covering and revelled in
only to do him good, he long ago the abominations of drink and other
iq il capitulated, and now numbers recognize carousals. Now they are clean, self-
Py i in “umfundisi” (minister) a father and respecting and God-fearing, earnestly
te II _ brother, and while they have not all seeking to pass on the blessings which
if || accepted his religion, they respect and have meant so much for them, to those
om se 5 cia ae aa

; wat — rs
The Watchtower
still living the old heathen life in their the paint washed from the bodies of the |
midst. converts. These are literally red-letter 1
After baptisms, which take place in days in the history of the mission.
the rivers, the water runs red caused by (To be continued.)
Se sse sJe |
The Watchtower. | EDITORIAL. |
LETTERS FROM CHINA. local self-government assemblies are all Wi
E have recently had a record putting up the universal cry: “Away with
passage of: alebhertreanathe opium! banish a from our borders.”
Rev. J. Hedley. To “nail it to Under the title of “ A Chinese States- |
the counter” we have had the post- man in London,” Mr. Marshall Broom- |
-marks reproduced. Surely wonder can hall has published the addresses of wel- |
no further go :—- come, the Hon. Tong Kai-Sun’s reply, |
Feb. 7, Tientsin: Feb. 21, Newcastle. and facts and dispatches of His
Majesty’s Minister at Peking. (Morgan
and Scott; or, 2 Pyrland Road, Lon-
Pelwone Kone x] don, N., price 3d.)
A 7 a Tardy though sincere! A word of |
fc cs commendation of the Rev. S. E. |
eu Lp Davies and his sheet almanac for |
Zz 4: 1910, in connection with his “ Little: |
> RFrouR eye) wood shareholders,” of which we have |
le spoken several times. It is enriched
with six photographs, and there is a |
ee uniqueness about them few Circuits can HH
aN TL) claim, enhancing the value of the calen- |
/ a oyes «a
ae k& 2 ie ii ;
ma Sf D7 = : ae |
: | . } . 7 i} = ees | 7
Sah, as : i oy ; ai
gre | yy ee |
Pred s : 2 a ee. ke ii
“Siberia” used to be a picture cold agus 2 a 7 |
and morbid : now it brings us good news a . 2m Sie he oe oe \
in fourteen days. Let Mrs. Stedeforl [Sas] ieee Aiammma 1 a |
testify, about whom and for whom we Te ee * : |
often think and pray. ree : a H|||
This Chinese statesman, at the break- === @ ee Mae I {
fast given in his honour in London, oa ro ’ Ay Wi
; said,— See er Be NERS ae I
All along our coast, through the Yang- |§=— Saf OS SL. ose Hin
tze Valley, among the mountain fastnesses =| | fee eet. ; i
> of Honan and Szechwan, and in the remote Se : go AS Be Bee poe 1]
regions of our Empire, the popular heart is PB ST Sirens 3 GEE ‘iy
nervously pulsating with the impetus of the Oe NI ae rn amen i , |
anti-opium movement. The entire country SN ei : BA ee i
is filled with the spirit of anti-opium reform. : eS A HA
The popular sentiment has never been so i ; a . 4 Mf
aroused over a single moral and social ques- ; : ” | |
tion. The Chinese press, the anti-opium In House-boat on Grand Canal, North China. | }
societies, the students’ associations and our ** Puzzle—find the Parson,” Mr. Hedley saucily says.
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a ii | dar definitely. In chronological order A HAPPY IDEA AT BURTON.
| they stand thus :— A missionary exhibition has been
et ||| Rev. F. B. Turner went to China held, opened on successive days by the
|i from Hyson Green, 1887. Rev. Robert Swallow, M.D., and Mr.
f | Rev As Greensmith, to West Alderman Tresise. It has been most suc-
: Hh | Africa from Kimberley, in 1900. ; cessful, not only about £16 Ios. being
i | Mrs. A. Fletcher Jones, to China realized for the mission fund, but it
eit from Breaston, in 1900. has aroused a deepened interest, and
mi} i Mrs. Walter Hall, to Jamaica from additional collecting books and boxes
al Basford, in 1904. have been circulated. In the George
mi | Mrs. A. E. Greensmith, to West Street Magazine it is said :—
: | | Boe fae cue: in EDD: The exhibition reflected the greatest pos-
i) ev. G. F. Litt ewood to China from sible credit on Miss Lily Lowe and_ her
|i || Hucknall, in 1908. helpers.
ait | And these are all from Nottingham, a ‘shi ga ee
| Hucknall and the neighbourhood. We a ED new Soe i, atranper é pas
; | wonder if any cluster of Circuits can See es Bank t uliees ae fiss
ail | show a similar record? £ owe (East Bank, Burton-on-Trent)
all |. or a copy of the excellent programme.
all | We have had a pleasant letter from Reeds on miele on < anism Its
al our friend. He has been working and Chadian Amin doe ny:
ait | not writing, and we shall see the result oe ee efects, 3
|| || : : proceeding in the “ Expository Times,
7 | of his work as the years fly past. In
a : es by the Rev. P. J. Maclagan, M.A..
i || some things there has been disillusion- PRD Gwatow
4 || ment, in others—and in the real things eee :
at | —a deepening of conviction. OUR HOME MISSIONS.
ay El Some of the romance may have gone now 5 f
al that I am in contact with the reality, yet in The Rev. J. Moore is sending a letter
i 1h il actual experience there is a fascination that to the District meetings urging the im-
al one has no words to describe. I am never portance of considering the embarrassed
, more happy that when in the plantation state of this fund in recommending
HF among the men. . . . The country is grants. Sentences like these give us
ayy, | most interesting, especially to botanists... . Gene
al I was delighted the other day to find orchids P :
i | I blooming high up in a tree. . . . But We are simply powerless to deal with the
aly | fever lurks amidst the beauty. Why is such growing needs of our churches.
i | a beautiful country so cursed? But I sup- There is a lamentable dearth of ministers’
i] pose one might ask why has the rose its houses, due to the long-continued retention
i | thorn, and be no nearer the solution. He _ of probationers in Circuits which should have
( | i who has been the cause will reveal it to us! provided for an ordained minister.
a He refers sympathetically to the illness
| I of Mr. and Mrs. Bassett. Ear aaa
Hy | EX-PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT IN EAST AFRICA... Pull ee wil pe found in this
Hh} “Next day we went to Nairobi where we ee oe i the advertisements on
Hi | spent a most busy week. Nairobi is a very COVEE, 0 the missionary meetings,
my ih attractive town, and most interesting, with home and foreign, to be held at the
i | its large native quarter, and its Indian City Temple on the above date: pre-
1 colony. . . . Outside the business portion ceded by missionary sermons in all the
HI | BS town is eee gee pe Lee London churches on the 24th. United
aa ouses are isolated, each usua owered in sera !
| | trees, with vines shading ie verandahs, Methodists—rally !
i and pretty flower gardens.
|) | Not only do I firmly believe in the future 7 *
of East Africa for settlement as a white
a man’s country, but I feel it is an ideal play- ;
| ground for sportsmen, and a resort torte The number for March has gone out
7 vellets who wish to live in health and com- - Of print; im. fact, all the orders could
iy fort, and yet to see what is beautiful and not be supplied. _We shall be prepared
Pi unusual.” for a run on April.
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The Girls Youn \|
By Rev. |
< People’s - | |
of China. rae. ROBERT BREWIN. \|
ee {|
N China, as many of you know, boys One day an evangelist came into our Hi
and men are everything, and women house bringing a wee infant girl which he
and girls are nothing, or very little had picked up on the city wall on a bitterly |
indeed. “A friend of Mr. Hardy, the Cir by the mictonan ines and ane WH
“ g adies, and in a Wi
laa book oe jenn pane few days gave promise of being a healthy 1
man a OMe pe SUG UES what amity child. The mother of the baby girl was a
a Cfunere Jady aa ee was fe found, and we begged her to take it back |
reply. ? sakes : acs
2 1 noua aed eee, Mel teen i ee
boys and three girls!” “ Yes,” was the pick it up, that is your look out,” adding, HT|
reply, “ what I said; two chil- _YoU an fone pe roataee it. What do I |
dren, for girls are not children, and do Wnt with three girls?” The missionary
5 : 5 : ladies did their best for it, but it soon de-
not count. One unhappy Chinese girl veloped bronchitis, and found its way to il
ve ated ee Nate and us Heaven, to a tenderer heart than that of
ught to have been a boy. ome- its own mother. Hi
times mothers are cruelly beaten by M |
: re) r
their husbands because the new baby with 4 ee eitee oe fe ae fe ey
is a girl, and a mother has been known A i : gees ae |
: : ittle girl was picked up on the door iH]
to exchange her little girl for a strange f Heer : : 1
is step of a mission-house in Chung-king,
baby boy. Around the walls of Chinese about twenty-five years ago. She was nursed |
"cities there are Ons eqiled : baby with great kindness by the deaconesses there, |
towers into. whic sorrowfu i}
_ mothers throw their little BE tO RNIERER aaa eee a ocr |
die. In many other cases they are [ie Pte Uh gs F Yt Oe eae
drowned. Outside the city of [je] ) eo S00 ee cuee
Foochow there is a pool of water, [i Le eal ier * See
and by it there is a notice-board fs pia) ad ale
: on which is inscribed the words: ete ce St % oe ta. 3"3
“Girls may not be drowned here.” [Raya 7 eee ie
What a sad state of things does a sre ee sip HH
a fact like this reveal. Miss Lettie fe pe Nee SS i): i
Squire, B.A., of our Chao T’ong hae ee oe |
Mission in Western China says:— [iy iar 7. ober FAN eS |
3aby girls are often thrown away by eo * a. ae a ii
poor people. One of our missionaries ae .. Roo ay vy ge ; HHH
has adopted one of these. When it “fe. j- » my ale Wn
was only a few days old this child was a | Ba oe |
thrown away, guite unclothed, and ee kM A Hie
was exposed to the burning sun a at: 44 Eeiy le S ve
whole day and to the cold in the night. mL i h oll ee
It is a wonder that the child did not [eR aaaegi ; ppeicone ig
die from exposure, or was not eaten by fies P ‘i Roaches Bion,
dogs or wolves. meg ae EAE ak 9) |
3 E E Pe eae 7 | ig eg . a
Does not a story like this make [ia ve Peece ae 1
some of my young readers feela | ; Sa Re ; ih
longing to be called of God to go, Gee eat ae nN
when they are old enough, to fay | GO ciao gf OSS ie
China to save these little casta- [ee eas Y Se i 1}
ways, and train them for Jesus? Rea an Ss ee HA
Mr. Dymond, one of our West Poe ae tere TW
China thissionaries, who is now in pags aa a AW
England on furlough, says :— ALO Noos iiss RoebucR: We
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W — —————— eek, PEAS Ghsoenas
oy it |
. til i
HT | The Girls of China :
fy and by and by was sent to America to receive the Hospital are delighted with the dolls we
: tf | a first-class medical education. She took keep there for their amusement. They play
4 | her ete, and Se 2 ae to work at looking. at the doll’s tongue, taking its
eit | isters there. t year 1900 t é ing it
aii | Tepesednea ty GNNG IRC 2ive an adders Incas’ it all the Guectin es Ghie aee asd
a || English to a missionary audience. It was about themselves, and they call them by |
L Hh | one of the most heart-stirring addresses I sweet and loving names, just as English
- | | ever listened to. children do. One day a little girl was heard
|| What a sad thing it would have been ee net sel : Hewebesttial yOu ate,
: | if the wee baby had been left to die The eildren Tae vee fond: Or Ges 6s.
ail in the street instead of being taken in pecially coloured ones, and they are greatly
I and trained for Jesus! And yet thou- delighted by a card.
aii | sands of baby girls are thrown away : ies
é | to die every year, where no kind mis- There are many other interesting
ai | sionaries are at hand to pick them up Stories for which room cannot be found
ai | and save them. Will you not, dear chil- im this article, but I must give you one
i | i dren, do a little more than you have beautiful story told by Miss Turner, the
ae i - yet done to raise money so that mission- Principal of our Girls’ School at Ning -
a || aries may be sent out to these places Ching in North China :—
es || ' that, as yet, are unvisited by the Gospel ? We have two girls’ prayer-meetings each
* || “ : : week, one for th der fourt d
a || “7: = A kK, or those under fourteen, and one
aT | Dr. Lilian Grandin say see for those over that age. The prayer of one
; | The children of Chao T’ong are usually ten-year-old girl touched me last week. She
‘ afraid of the foreigner, who has been used prayed: “Lord Jesus, I am only a sinful
ey | as_a bogy to frighten them : so many a little child, but that I have come into the
a || cule cae Sea pene te Desay) school is all of God’s grace. Help me to
it and will not be pacified. ere is a little study, and to say my lessons well. Keep
At | girl in the girls’ school who once climbed me from quarrelling, and give me a loving
atl over the city wall to escape from her grand- heart. My home has a sick one in it. Do
ait | mother’s anger. Her tongue is as nimble Thou cure her; and do not let my people
Laie as her feet, for one day when she was asked: burn incense or worship idols any more. I
a Pl “What did they give Jesus to eat.after He am not worthy to speak these words: but
BH Fl had risen from the dead, and had appeared jn the name of Jesus accept my prayer.”
Vit | to His disciples?” she promptly replied, : s
any | “Five loaves and two fishes!” Another Miss Turner adds :—
att il little girl of eight years old, after she had This child and her. aunt, who is a few
ay | recovered from a long illness, told her ponths younger than herself, entered the
| | mother, “T think Jesus rae have told the school as boarders three months ago. From
alt | doctor to make me better. the Chinese point of view it is quite right
One of the games played by the chil- that the aunt should expect her niece to
Hy | dren of China is “shuttlecock.” No Wait upon her, and do her. bidding, but it is
' PE battledore is provided, however, so the not easy to bear. I have difficulty in making
i shuttlecock is played with the side of ut understand that in the school all are
Ht | the foot or with the heel (I don’t think “7"*"
HY | English ‘girls would like this.) They B
Ht make toys out of millet-stalks and
| coloured paper. In North China the The Missionary Secretaries desire
Pap Y
i girls have no dolls like English girls i :
i | have; and, if they had them, they US to state that there is yet a serious
My il would never think of nurse them. overtiraft at the Bank.--This oucht
fl One Chinese girl had an English doll g
MH | | placed in a glass-case to look at and not to be at this season of the Con-
| admire, but she never thought of nur- : Sep a ain
HY | sing it. In the West of China it is nexional year. Will circuit treasurers:
| | different. Dr. Lilian Grandin says:— please remit at once, all they have in.
| Little girls here are just as fond of dolls
i | as their English sisters, and the patients in hand.
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The Women’s Missionary :
| Auxiliary. By Mrs. BALKWILL. |
HE current number of the Auwxili- are the most respectable people in the mind
, ary “Quarterly Messenger,” of the Chinese. Their energy, however, is
F edited by Mrs. Challenger, is a most visible when it has anything to do
be rterocts 3 A fe t with eatables. I believe many of the women
OSL “ANCELEStINE ONG tt DEW Teaure would’ becontent just to go on from day 40
of this little periodical is an Interces- day preparing food and eating it. How the
sory Paper” by Mrs. Pollard, giving Chinese do enjoy eating! I often wish I I
the names of our missionaries in West could eat my food with half the relish. Of WI
China, with the special work in which eee ae poet eniese va pooage |
each is engaged, that prayer may be Cee ee OS |
: ness of the heart,” as they term it. I cannot |
ot poce ova Our ene ee their but thank God that the women at home are I
behalf. , in subsequent numbers our working so bravely, and with so much self- |
other mission stations will be similarly denial for the work out here. How I do |
dealt with. long for the time to come when the Chinese 4|
We are glad to receive news of the shall fully understand all the labour and ; }
recent formation of several new self-denial of those who love them, and are |
branches of our W.M.A. To those of ie eee fe Se ne swells just |
ecause th ve 1 e l|
our readers who may not yet be ac- joo 1° "eyaHS" Continues So ee
quainted with the aims and methods of I have had two country trips of a few days’ |
work of our Auxiliary we would warmly duration each. The first place was about
recommend a leaflet on the subject, thirty li distant from Ningpo. The pastor
written by Mrs. Vivian, which should and his wife welcomed me very cordially.
be distinctly helpful in forming new After visiting the church-members I sug-
branches: We shall be pleased to gested that we went to some “outside” peo- I
supply copies of this leaflet, and also ple as the Chinese call them, and, at a
PP P q ¢ 5 i t rough guess, I should say that 150 women,
our new cards of membership, tO any at the least, heard the Gospel that day, and
who may wish for them.* some were hearing it for the first time. The
Extracts are given this month from children, of course, were very much in evi-
letters recently received from Miss dence, and I find that here in China, as at |
- Murfitt, Ningpo (favoured by Miss Ash- home, if you can gain a smile from the |
worth, President) dear children, you have also gained an en-
z : trance into the mothers’ hearts. On the
Many thanks for your letter, so full of Sunday, from morning until evening, w: ;
interesting information, about the efforts were surrounded by children asking us to HH |
which are being made on behalf of the teach them to sing hymns, so that between i
Chinese. If only the Chinese themselves the services and the children we were kept it
were half as energetic in their own spiritual constantly at it until nearly dark, when we HY! |
welfare our work would go forward delight- thought it time to send the children home. HH)
"fully. I wish I could remove the fallacy On Monday, which happened to be a holiday ii
that has so firmly taken hold of their mind, for some reason or other (I think because
that it is infra dig. to do anything which a “theatre” was coming to the village), we i
by any chance can be left to someone else. had the children round to the boat again ii
I have been doing a little in the Hospital, before breakfast, and they accompanied us i
and I have been asked several times by dif- toa village, some little distance away, where i
ferent women if I am not “eating a lot of Wwe again read and talked to the women. Wi
bitterness” by so doing. I have tried to In the afternoon the pastor’s son and HE
make them understand that it is our duty to daughter asked me if I would like to go Ti
do as much as possible, and a sin to waste into a Buddhist temple where they were ik
time, which God has given us to make the making the idols. Thinking it would be |
most of. But'I always feel that they do interesting to see some of these weird figures 1
not appreciate this kind of conversation. J in process of construction I went, and I am Wy
noticed on Sunday at the school when I . not yet quite certain which I consider the
mentioned, in the course of my remarks, uglier of the two—an idol half-made or |
that Jesus was a carpenter, the amused complete. I simply marvel how the people |
smiles that came over some of the elder can go at any time, and see these things A
scholars’ faces. The people who keep most being made, and, when completed, to wor- We
servants to do their work for them, I fear, ship them, and to go in fear of them. Whilst
there we came across a very old Chinese a
* Address: 10 Alma Terrace, Penzance, woman, who was. bowing her head right to |
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