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Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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

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

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

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a NORTH CHINA. “Create in me a clean heart” C. L. gi
2 Chinese Worthies, Two. Mrs. Innocent 71 Ogilvie! cued Gre sii ceo, Saye a
ao China Continuation Committee F, B. Giving, Three Principles of - - + 141 :
os Turner * -| et e - 185 Laymen, Strong Meat for - = BO
ce Chu Chia, Letter from Miss Armitt - 95 London Demonstration N. D. W. 11, 87
aS District Meeting J. Hinds = mee OO e eM an eN, - - - pia DO ;
ais Innocent, Mrs. (In Memoriam) G. Missionary Idea. The fascination of the
Si Packer, D.D. 2 2 % bd: R. H. Kipling - - - - 128 ss
ia Innocent, Mrs. e ze 2 -. 62 Observatory The - » 14, 84, 108, ‘191 ie
ek Literature and Missions F. B. Turner 74 .. Pitcairn Island J. E.. Arnold - - 169 he
LS Mongolian Horrors Dr. Jones - - 59 Noteworthy Helpers :—
or Sabbath Musings F. B, Turner - e138 133-4. Ernest and Marion Thornton ' 18 }
HOSS Students in Peking G. T. Candlin, \ 135. Mrs. Sharples. - = = - 18
aS D.D. i ie z 2 4 - 165 136. Mrs. Luke - - - AO f
Bee Things as They Are Miss Armitt - 176 187-9. The Bottomleys - - - 29 qe
rae Turner, Letter from Miss. - Ske 68 140. Miss Horn = z cs Sas ih
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Ree SOUTH-EAST CHINA. ia Mise Ren ar Cron oa |
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~ ' C.E. Society in Wenchow. Mrs. Hey- Ips" Gladys Ticks) eos 5 ee ee |
Sr NR Bana RGN dh ae ogg 146. Willie Barlow , - : Reo a ;
aS Chinese New Year’s Day Mrs. Chap- ey eon eee
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~ Be ne 2 goo 1D Frediand Willie folie ©” tog ‘1
i Holidays'in Ningpo Miss Boyce - 158 aoe eon Clare Er re ae eee 142 A
eee Lace-workers at Ningpo Mrs. Swallow 110 ie Mice Buges Fool a oe lane it
ise ‘Monarchism in China J. W. Heywood 42 56, Mice Fnepedd 4 E 153 i
oO Ningpo College H.S. Redfern, M.Sc. 118 198 Giiss Wihitenea Saas oe
SS Ningpo Lady-workers Mrs. Redfern - 78 fae a 12 Goh ae tee Way
Se Opium Campaign, The J. W. Heywood 97 OME zs Gee and Johns: eae 4 ome A
Bee Swallow’s Letter, Mrs. - — - - ae} 160. asses oe EL ears ee \
SS Workers; Wraining of 1) M. Gauge 4) 98) 16h Mies Ae. Savage eee P iy
ree Bee ee eat Ja We ein O0d iia, Gc 180 Se A Deal an Tee Mackintoy 121. x ;
SS : WEST CHINA. rayer Meeting, e onthily . ‘ see
ce Dymond Letter from Mrs. - Getih es tm oi Pave Uns ERS ee ae nae Mey a “it
S53 Call to China, My F. R. Craddock - 140 president's Mexsise uihe J. B. Stede- ; ie
ee Call to China, My Miss Emily Lewis - 152 fica Ue ati aa neg IR ang Mis
SS Polard Dural ofeo.. sale Dymond: =) 27" Ca caca he Power obs. Me iZwener nao be
Se Pollard, Samuel H.W. Horwill - - 6 Secretary’s Notes, 3, 21, 34, 52, 69, 85 Hil
pet Pollard’s Journey Home, Mrs. - - 38 : 100, 118, 183, 150, 166, 182 ei
EN Pollard Script, The = - = - = = 89 Students’ Demonstration’ D. V. God-) a
ie Pollard; Samuel .W. H. Hudspeth - 65 fray ge We Os AEA a Ne re a
SS Stone Gateway, A Great Day at S. Student Movement, The F. R. Crad- We
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ey 2=CSC*=<“‘itéi ich Shih and Great Bridge. SS. Pollard § 81 Survey of the Year J. H. Oldham ° 8 ie,
: Women of Yunnan, The Mrs. Dymond 111 ‘Women’s Auxiliary 15, 81, 46, 62, 78 ay gauy)
Work and Tragedy, H. Parsons-' -. 56 i 7. 143. 157. 175, te
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EAST AFRICA. t Young People’s Page :— 1
a Meru R. T. Worthington - - SOs astt The Wanderas Funan = - - 107 x
SS Meru Mrs. Worthington - - = AT Topsy-turvy Land - = Gl iepiee a2 ii
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WEST AFRICA. ie
Greensmith’s Address at District Meet- POETRY : i
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For the New Year, Miss S. Gertrude : 7 \)
- HOME AND GENERAL. On He Winds of the World, Mies So. Ed
Christ Had Not Come, If - es - 120 Gertrude Ford - - - 2 AD es al etl
_ Conference Missionary Day Editor - 185 It was Yet Dark, Miss A. E. Cooke - 58 1
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Desert Optimism, Miss E. Taylor - 61 House-boat, Missionary - - - 160
The Ali-Healer, Miss Ford - - - 68 Lace-workers, Ningpo - SOS ssl
In the Day of War, I. M.. - - - 76 Ningpo College - = - iS SRLS:
Girl-slaves at Home and Abroad, Miss Ningpo Students and Staff — - : ~ 415
» Ford - e - - - - 102 Poppy Field,- A - - - = SENT
5; Why, How, Where? E. G. W. Wesley - 120 Wenchow College’ - - - - - 161
From a Sick-room, Miss Ford © - =) 182° (Wenchow °Y.M.G. A. 2 . > = A122
A Legend of the Master, C. Ellison - 149 Wenchow Students and Staff S168.
To the Women’s Auxiliary, Miss Ford - 172 Wenchow District Meeting - B 4 :
Christmas Abroad, Mary Burnet - - 184 Wenchow Sunday’ School Teachers - 42
Christmas Carol in’8 languages - 185-7 Wenchow Women’s C.E. Society - - 47
Wenchow Street Scene - - 2498
MISSIONARY BOOKLAND. Wenchow Canal Scene = - 7 NOL ;
- Ganda 74 cHandredtald? et ig - 16 Wenchow, Holt Chapel and White
The World-War and After - - - 48 ., Springs Chapel §- °- - 167, 168
Missionary Educational Books - - 59 Vieh-shang-nyue - b z - 105
W. J. Townsend, D.D. - x ealeOd
The China Inland Jubilee’ - - -. 90 WEST CHINA. :
Walker of Tinnevelly - - > - 99 Double Star Chapel Opening a CSS BD
Drawing the Net : - - - 102 Great Bridge New Chapel - = aig Oo ai
W. M. M.S. - 4 z “ - 122 Kopu having a Confab - a - - 144
Friends Beyond Seas - : - - 156 Kopu Worthen and Child - - 85 “4
Thinking, Black (2nd edition) - -' 172. Kopu: Men = - - : - = BT
, The Letters of Wesley - \- . 174. Kopu Women Dee SUNN A ee ne ane
v International Review - - 8, 76, 125, 1738 Mandarin and Escort - - : - » 49 |
Miao Scholars = sepia ae - - 87
PORTRAITS. Miao Hut: Temporary Abode of Mis- a
Bassett, Rev. W. Udy and Mrs. - - 5 VE On aren. 3 ‘ z SDS a
Butler; J.P., Thos. LUE eee ge Nee He nA ain ea 5 ;
Craddock, Rev. F. R. - 3- -)..- 140 ‘Miac es Sri ai Ra Wi Ende [
Dymond, and S. Pollard, F. J. - = Gates HH SOM EN Vas Sevan hg oes 177
Galpin and Mrs. Galpin, Rev. F. - 104 oH ae G e Re S POA x a
Greensmith, Rev. A. E. - sy - 136 Cece aoa? Min, oT ar Add rm 28
Hicks and Family, Rev. C. E. - si O a 2 View oe Tl ek 67
Hulbert, Esq., Thomas PA ees CRON Say ane Riga et FO cack a ane 39
Innocent, Mrs. John - - - EEC RR aa Sorte ene atinns & : Pi i
Lewis, Miss Emily 5 2 u _ 152 Tong Chuan under Snow = - 56, 57
Li Yuan Hung, H.E, - a : _ 491. Lug-ofWar Team - - - - 27-00
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Redfern, Mr, and Mrs. H.S. - 78, 187 House up.a Tree - = - e Sh AB “
Richard, Dr. Timothy - - re - 95 Lord’s Prayer in Meru, The - ~ 127
Stedeford, Rev. J. B. (President) - - 1 Meru Bride. - - - = - - 9 |
Students, Manchester and Sheffield - 73 Meru Warriors - - - se O see
Tung and’ Yao, Messts. “ - 24 Meru Teacher - - - - a on
Shears, Rev. T. D. 3 - = - 145 Meru Cook - - : - : - 18
Yuan Shih Kai, H. E. - a ¥ - 129 Meru Woman Ornamented - 2 = a)
Pollard and F. J. Dymond, Revs, S. - 6 x r
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* China Continuation Committee - - 189 MisceLeaseOUs.
Chu Chia Girls’ School = = - 63 Adams, Grave of John - = i = 171
Peking Univresity Group - « - 165 “Behold My Hands” — - : ~ \.- 128
Unclean Heart, An : = = - 154 “Camden,” John Williams’, The ~ 106
Warsaw, Crossing - - -.. 88 Chinese Proverbs =. - =. =. +, 18!
Christ was not known, Where - - sh |
Counter-Charms - - - - ~ Y8L
SOUTH-EAST CHINA. Pitcairn Island ¥ @ a Me - 170 ¢
Bible School Conference, Kuling - - 26 River of God is full, The - = - 133 :
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| ** Be strong and of good a courage, fear not: for the Lord thy
He God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail
thee, nor forsake thee.”— Deut. xxx1. 6. :

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| Message for 1916. STEDEFORD.
3 : HE event for which the year 1915 great to be repaired, and we may be
7 will be memorable in the history tempted to depression. But this atti-

: of our Missionary Society is the tude towards such an event does not
@ death of Sam Pollard, as he will always become us. God does not waste any- _
a be called. He was one of those per- thing, and we may depend that nothing
. sonalities to whom titles seem a de- has been wasted though a great mis-
\ traction rather than an addition; who
+ are so great and so satisfying that ee
ces titles, however modest, seem imperti- So;
ee nent fripperies. What a great soul that ela ‘
a small body carried! A soul that was ee CU :
Ai consumed with enthusiasm for Jesus. ii
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F seldom gave his Lord the name si i.
ae “Christ”; it was almost invariably J. 2 ean ae
ie “Jesus.” It was significant of much. — — = 2a a
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a his own nature, as it was also of his CU ee Te
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ih Friend who had saved him and would, [Rae ge ye eee
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| Him. That this beautiful simplicity was § ens
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v the mystic realm which the term con- i ee
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be blending of brilliant powers of intel- ea ee
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yp is uncommon enough to be fascinating. 3 SSE ee ;
cs Even in this year of loss and tragedy :
ns the death of Sam Pollard has deeply im- is
f pressed all our Churches. From our nie lee neat:
. human point of view the loss seems too Rev. J. B, Stedeford.
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: The President’s Message for 1916
dl ‘ sionary’s Career appears to be cut im some places were seen in all. Is the
= short. enthusiasm adequate which finds ex-
oe ‘ Those Miao people to whom Sam _ pression in two or three shilling a year a
| Pollard gave himself, who bore him to out of a full pocket? God is waiting on
his rest and covered him up in their own the one hand, and the world is waiting
| soil, will never forget him, nor cease to. on the other, for the Church’s fuller
: | love him. Probably there is no other consecration to the task He has given
human name that means so much to | her.
S them. An atmosphere of reverence and There are many to-day who ask anx1-
ee gratitude will gather about his name, ous questions as to the relation of Chris-
BS | ss about the name of a hero-saint, mak- tianity to the War. Is this War a sign
; ing it mightier in death than in life. of the failure of Christianity, and, if so,
eae We still have that spiritual atmosphere is it worth while to be anxious as to
SP as one of the assets of our work in its spread?
ee | China. It will prove to be not the least. Surely this kind of question springs
ae | But our loss will inevitably become a out of a misapprehension as to the re-
“es call to our Church to give herself to lation of Christianity to the world. It
; ‘| China in greater measure than ever. seems to assume that Christianity is a
Even a great memory-cannot fill all the ~world-force in antagonism to other*" :
‘ Bea gaps that have been made. God cannot world-forces, but this is not its attitude
ica honour a Church more greatly than by and relation to the world. Christ does 4
we making some portion of His world-field not invade, and drive, and compel. He
ea ; dependent on her. The death of Sam waits at the gates of human life wooing,
Ee Pollard makes Yunnan more dependent pleading, promising unspeakable gifts,
= than ever on those who are left. Our but He does not force an entrance. His
ee Church will, I am certain, be forward to greatest lament is that men will not
| see that all the gaps are filled—that come to Him; will not open the door.
Ree nothing is lacking which can be sup- For two millenniums Christ has been
— plied, and will thus manifest her readi- offering peace to the world. Is He now
: ness to be faithful to His call. to be reproached because the world has
i The “signs” which may be dis- not accepted His peace? As long as
cerned in the measure and manner of men set their self-will and blindness of
xe modern mission work are distinctly en- heart against God’s appeal, He cannot
cS couraging. The Laymen’s Missionary redeem them. The efforts of moral re-
ae - Movement and the Student Christian’ formers are contemned ; if crusades are
Be do: Movement are all gratifying indications started against impurity, against intem-
ca of the place that missions are taking perance, against oppression of the poor,
Sf in the thought of the Church. But God the promoters are resisted and treated
— is still calling us to thrust out fartherand with opprobrium, and then the cry is
Ss farther into the deep. When will the raised, “Why do not the Churches save
et Spirit of Jesus be satished? Willit not the world?” The truth is that the
be when the high tide of missionary failure is on the part of civilisation, not
enthusiasm which filled such souls as on the part of Christianity. It has in.
Sam Pollard fills the Church as a whole? _ sisted on building itself up on a basis of
Most of us are missionary enthusiasts selfishness instead of the basis of mutual
by proxy. We pay missionaries to be interest and regard. This War is ter-
enthusiastic on our behalf. This wili rible as it is because one nation has
not do! We may not seem to have chosen to carry out the principles on
the same outlets for practical service, which civilisation is built to its logical
: and for this we may not be responsible, issue. Men have refused and defied God
a but we ave responsible for being enthusi- and this War is the result, and now they
Bee as astic and we know not what outlets the are crying out, “ Why does not God stop
et right degree of enthusiasm will pro- the War?” . But they are crying out,
Geel vide. Our Church achieves great things not because they hate the sin which
| year by year, but these very achieve- caused the War, but because they hate
Si ments cause us to ask what might not the suffering which it has brought. God
~~ 7H be done if the high tide which is found is teaching men by this War that only
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Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
by seeking His Kingdom and its mghte- the plea that in these critical and tragic
- ousness will the terrors of War be times her:hands are otherwise filled.
averted. Never in the history of the world was
' It remains for Christianity to drive there more of healing and saving work
home the lessons of this War with un- to be done, and the Church will find her é
swerving insistence. The Church must own uplifting and purification in do-
be more of a Missionary Society than ing it.
ever. She must proclaim to men in Our United Methodist Church will, I
their sickness, that in her hands lie the am confident, continue to play her part
healing forces. She must go on pro- with heroic spirit. There are signs,
claiming those principles first delivered such as the enthusiasm, for missions
by her Lord upon which, however manifest at the last Conference, that our
slowly, a new civilisation is to be built beloved Church is receiving more and
up, in which War is not allowed to be more of that spiritual baptism whose
a shaping force. fruition is, by a natural spiritual law, a
The Church of God can by no means’ yearning over those who know not the
excuse herself from missionary work on saving power of God_in Christ.
' Through the By the
Secretary’s fField-glass. Rev. ©. STEDEFoRD.
“Be Strong The usual New Year The Grave On Sunday, Sept. 19th,
and of a wishes for mutual hap- upon the the mortal remains of
Good Courage.”’ piness do not accord Hillside in Samuel Pollard were
with. the sternness of - Miaoland. laid to rest in a grave
the present time. The year opens on the hillside which
under dark and threatening clouds. commands a beautiful view of the scene
clouds. War has fastened its tighten- of his labours in Miaoland. Over 1,200
ing grip upon the nation and demands mourners gathered at the funeral, and
the surrender of our dearest and best. there was a wail of universal grief at the
In addition, we deeply mourn the loss loss of a spiritual father, the great-
of our veteran and beloved missionary, hearted missionary. Ten years ago
Rev. S. Pollard. The missionary cause those hills were inhabited by a down-
is entering upon one of the most diff- trodden people, whose hopeless and
cult periods of its history, and must de- wretched’condition it would be difficult
pend more than ever upon the heroic to imagine. To-day, from the sacred
sacrifice and unflinching faith of the spot where the missionary sleeps in
people of God. Amid the fears and dis- death may be seen many buildings
couragements which assail us let us hear which form one of the largest centres
the Voice ofGod commanding us to“ Be of missionary work in China. Many
strong and of a good courage.” Moses. thousands of people have experienced
had fallen, mighty enemies had tobe the saving power of Christ, and a new
overcome, and with these words God day has dawned upon the hills of Yun-
heartened Joshua for his great task. In nan. Those hills are consecrated by
Christian service we always have the that missionary grave. The one who
right to rejoice, but never the right to rests there has claimed that land for
repine. Discouragement is disqualifi- Christ and for the United Methodist
cation. Therefore we send out this Church. We cannot forsake the land or
message as our New Year Greeting, the people so dearly won. In future
“Be strong and of a good courage,” re- years, when the Gospel will have up-
lying upon the promise of our.Omni- lifted and transformed the Miao tribe,
potent Lord. “TI will not fail thee, nor when churches will be planted in nearly
forsake thee.” every Miao village, when properly- ;
3



: ne tae, “aut oe Le
} ) os 4
Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
ore
i trained Miao ministers will expound the ‘The Return To meet the emergency
i Word of Life, multitudes will visit this of Rey. C. E. resulting from the loss
| missionary grave and honour the Hicks. of such a. valuable :
| memory of the man who first brought - worker as Mr. Pollard,
ee to them the “tidings of Great Joy.” In the Foreign Missions Committee has |
i the Providence of God that grave will decided to send out Rev. C. E. Hicks |
i bear its witness through many genera- and Mrs. Hicks, as soon as a suitable
i tions. It will witness to the supreme supply can be found for his circuit. Mr.
} power of the love of Jesus which Hicks offered himself to the last Con-
i brought His messenger from the other ference for immediate return, but the
i side of the world to make known His lack of funds delayed the acceptance
saving mercy to perishing souls. It will of his offer. Mr. Hicks has spent two |
witness to the heroism and self-sacrifice terms of service in China, and has a
inspired by the love of Jesus. _ Hwa _ record of thorough and conscientious
i Miao signifies “The Flowery Miao,” work. He previously served as Prin-
| and Mr. Pollard delighted to speak of cipal of the Training Institution, and the
i: them as “the flowers of God’s heart.” best Chinese preachers now labouring
| He lies amidst those flowers, and as by in the Yunnan District were trained by q
Divine Grace they bloom into growing him. Mrs. Hicks did valuable work
beauty they will give a matchless loveli- among the women of Chao Tong. She
ness to the grave upon the hillside. was originally sent to Yunnan as a mis- al
ie His true yoke-fellow from the begin- . sionary by the late Bible Christian
ning, Mr. Dymond exults in the record Church in Australia. The arrival of Mr. |
of his dearly-beloved colleague, and Hicks will involve a re-arrangement of
‘| says, “ Hastily recalling all the past my the missionaries’ appointments, which :
| heart bounds up with gratitude at the will probably place him again in charge :
thought of all he did and all he was. of the Training School, and allow Mr.
What a life! What.a hfe!” . Dymond to devote himself entirely to '
i s ‘ : : y ee ~ Ks p 4
f : . forme * 7 $ oe es
| eet Be Se eae oe be Seren
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i a eee ge PE ee stra est NR ean NEC ae Ee
| it rote ie es 8 Pelee ce oan Pa A Se |
mH ‘Wenchow District Meeting, 1915 ; which sent the greeting to Conference. (See p, 117, 1915.) i :
: ee (Mr, Heywood and Mr. Gauge are in second row, 11th and 10th from right.) 3
Al ; 4 :



Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
the evangelistic work in which he long tried to hire a room there for ser-- ~~
. so greatly delights. vices, but without success. Now Mr.
\ % 5 . Worth, an Englishman representing a
Progress in Rev. F. B. Turner ‘is shipping firm, has provided’a room and
the Tientsin able to report some Curnished at W d 1 S
Circuit. “atifving developments urnis ed it. e opene ast unday
gratifying p =
m his circuit. He says: with a congregation of 28. There was
“My visits to out-stations in this cir- 2 $004 feeling, a sense of being wel-
cuit during this late autumn have been comed, and I have good hopes of the
most cheering, especially in one region establishment of an effective and self-
which has been long unfruitful. supporting cause there.

“Pao T’ou has long given me much
concern; it seemed almost moribund, The United We earnestly hope. all
and the taking away of the preacher Methodist our readers will join
which the great reduction necessi- Missionary the Missionary Prayer
tated seemed as though it would be the . Prayer Union. Union. It is a Union
coup de gréce. | :
kept a colporteur | e a Se eS era
there at a smail | : eat
nominal allowance | : ; fe

; of 4s. 2d. a month, |) =<. oe. eee
but he did not earn | ce . ae
even that, and J | ter Se ’ ey)

had to. dispense |. eS i ee Sees

with him. A few | a — Cle
monthsago I senta . .°* a Fox > | ees es oe
colporteur from oo Ne Pe r
another. station to; 9,2 4. . — fee a on
make Pao T’ou his ‘ : 7 ; % |
centre, and he is . Si Sw ae eh
working well and hte ey = Ears e
has got round him ae OF RS
a good number of se oie 5 Ree
old members and | fis rate eYNG SY
new candidate. Ais - kd ee ae
Last Sunday I had Mr. and Mrs, Bassett. i
there a most en- Who sailed for East Africa, November 27th. f rs
couraging service.

“At Lien Chen, too, we are doing in spirit and purpose rather than in
well. We had a good congregation organization. The topic cards are ready
there, and the interest is deepening. and may be obtained from the Bookâ„¢
One man came a distance of 30 li (10 Room, 12 Farringdon Avenue, E.C., 15
niles) to the services and brought two for Is. 25 for 1s. 6d., and 50 for 2s. 9d.

- others for ‘baptism. We are branching The topics may be adopted with great
cat also into the surrounding country; advantage in. corinection with the
at the village of Liu T’ou Chuang, 12. Church Prayer Meeting, W.M.A., C.E.
li away, a room and a compound have Society, and Sunday School. A topic
been given to the Mission, a small boys’ is given for each week, a portion of
school has been started with a volun- Scripture selected, and a figure shows
teer teacher, trained in a Government the page in the 1915 Missionary Report
School, and we have the nucleus of a. dealing with the topic chcsen. Our
nice country cause quite self-supporting ministers, missionary secretaries, and
except for the visits of the Lien Chen other friends are urged to obtain a sup-
| preacher. ply of these topic cards and to sell them,

“Another cheering incident is the or distribute them in order to promote
opening of work at Tong Ku, the rail- the formation of a union in prayer for —_
way centre near Taku. We have for Missions throughout our Church.

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Sa u ] P ll d By the Rev. HERBERT
It) e © ar ° W. HORWILL, M.A.
| T is now nearly thirty years since he At the age of eleven the younger
made—what shall we call it?—the Samuel gave his heart to Christ. Not “4
| Great Sacrifice? Let us say, long afterward came the influence of
rather, the Great Investment. All that Shebbear, where he spent five years.
| he had he staked upon the high enter- Strange to say, while at school, he never
prise of making Christ known in “the gave any promise of the literary skill
Far West of the Far East,” and no ven- that helped to make his letters home so
| ture of our time has yielded a richer fascinating, but in mathematics only
| profit. What forces in particular went’ one of his contemporaries-— another
| to the making of so memorable a _preacher’s son, tragically cut off in his f
| career ? youth—could hold a candle to him.
1 There were three outstanding influ. Young Sam easily took his first class
ences. The first was that of his home. at the University Locals, and, if he had
| He was born in a household where had the opportunity of going on to
faith’s cheerful contempt for impossibili- Cambridge, would certainly have antici-
ties was a daily commonplace. Samuel pated the distinctions now being won
gee Pollard, the elder, was a Cornishman by the son who bears his name. The
|» with a close kinship to the Billy Bray discipline of, Euclid and algebra did
ed type—in his naiveté, his humour, his much for him, but not so much as the
I self-forgetfulness, his zeal, his spiritual personal impact of the character of oe
insight. The mother, too, had been a Thomas Ruddle. The lessons he learnt
preacher, and was in warm sympathy at Shebbear, he said later, had. many
with her hhusband’s evangelistic passion. times saved his life in China. He had
| cane not to a away from pons,
1 EU Rey Sa ah _ ANG As SR ut to go straight at it, and often it
Reel eat 4 Be Go he ow would disappear. Entering the Civil
i wea pom ent er re eee §=— Service, he received an appointment at
Ase iy Sel aise oh hes ei the General Post Office, Savings Bank
% rhe La payee BE wat 'Q « * i : Cl
. dN Aa eres | AL een ete -Department.* His residence at Clap-
iS ee ‘eet ee ham brought him under the influence of
we PAG LS ee on eres another rare personality. “Those,” he
| ea FAP ae” ye has said, “ were the critical years of my
{ ae ‘laa re et 5 aN i pie 2 .
Heke GN eal med v4 ae a life, and I was helped to form what I
Tata, ~~ ie ! eee’ believe were right decisions because of
a “ —e 5 marie, what Mr. Bourne did and said.” Out in
| Aas — ae : wee) = China he faced his own problems with
~~ : Pteei creater courage when he remembered
1 Q : a “ * »
how “such a giant as Mr. Bourne” used
: Lor wee, §6to give of his best to little week-night
b>) as gatherings of twenty people in an ob-
. 4 scure chapel. It was under Mr. Bourne’s
eee : sermons that he heard the call to ser- e
oT vice. An article in the. “ Bible Chris-
x me : tian Magazine,” and an address from
Salt . 5 ; Hudson Taylor, convinced him that he
55 ey me must go to China.
aia Baia When he and his schoolfellow, Frank 4
eee : eae Dymond, appeared before the 1886 Con-
| eS i Br ’ ference, Pollard was only twenty-two
| S ete *His colleagues in this office at ‘West Kensing-
ll Pe he x Gait : ton still remember him affectionately. Mr. W. S. t
| oe ge * Bond writes : ‘‘Sam and I passed the same exam-
; i! : ; « ination, taking consecutive places, and we worked
i eicue a a side by side till he left. Many of us loved him, {
Q and now mourn his loss. I should like to send a
fil Rev. F. J. Dymond and (From word of sympathy to{Mrs. Pollard.” (Asks for ‘
T Rey. S. Pollard in 1909. “Tight Corners.’ address.—ED.) j
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se Z Bs) ‘ 233 re pat ea EPRI ot ENR A Saher ee NS
Samuel Pollard
and his comrade had not yet come of he came again, he came as the leader
age. The sight of these striplings set- of the mission of his own Church to the

. ting out for the conquest ef Yunnan re- Miao tribes. What a mission ! And
minded one irresistibly of the story of what a missionary! His friends found
David and Goliath. Indeed, at one of him the “same old Sam” as of yore—
their farewell meetings their juvenile ap- frank, boyish, unassuming, taking his
pearance so impressed one good brother audiences by surprise with his quick, un-
that in his prayer he could find no Scrip- expected turns of phrase or argument,
ture so apt to express his emotions as_ but never letting them go until he had
our Lord’s words about “babes and touched the deepest notes. There was
sucklings.” The two lads received their one difference. This time he bore more
Chinese training at the C.I.M. institution evidently in the body the marks of the
at Ganking. Their experience of mis- Jord Jesus. The long years of strain
sionary hardships and perils began early had taken toll of his strength, and, more
with their upset ‘in the Yang-tze rapids — especially, he was still showing the effect
on the way to their first circuit, and of the cruel midnight beating in the bed
with their “fierce combat with the of a mountain stream, when he suffered
Flowers of Heaven” when alone to- so acutely that he “wished they would
gether at Chaotong Fu a few months © strike hard in some vital place, and let
later. In 1891 the China Inland Mis- me go home to Jesus.”

: sion came to Pollard’s help once more It is not so easy to kill a missionary,
by giving him the devoted wife who after all.. St. Paul did a thing or two
was to share his toils during all the ~ worth doing, and wrote a letter or two
years to come. worth writing, after he was left for dead

Pollard’s first furlough, in 1895, outside Lystra. And Sam Pollard had
happily coincided with the celebration yet eight years’ work left in him—eight
of the James Thorne centenary. The years very disappointing to that devil
Barnstaple Conference was a glorious’ who is not Methodist trust property—
blending of thanksgivings over ancient before the call came to higher service.
and modern triumphs of the Cross. It was in keeping with all that went be-
When their spirits had been set aglow fore that at last he should have laid
by stories of the apostolic early days, down his life for his friends, and wholiy

‘ its members could turn into a neigh- fitting that the scene of his departure
bouring schoolroom and see there, should have been the place hallowed by
among a collection of curios, a hideous his Christlike labours. Henceforth to
Chinese idol labelled, “A devil—Bible many of us Stone Gateway will rank
Christian trust property.” The subse- among the world’s sacred places.
quent tour of the Pollards through the In these pages, at any rate, there is
circuits gave a new reality and vividness no need to describe at length the char-
to the China Mission in the minds of all acteristics of the truly great missionary
who heard them. The second and last whose departure we feel so poignantly
furlough repeated this impression, but even in this year of unexampled dis-

’ ona far larger scale. In 1895 and 1806 tress. In “ Tight Corners” the man un-

Sam Pollard’s quickening appeals consciously revealed himself more faith-
reached few persons outside the denomi- fully than any biographer could depict
nation in which he was born. In’1908 him. — His strength lay, surely, in the
and 1909 he came, saw, and conquered — fact that he was in such intimate fellow-

‘ the United Methodist Church. This ship with both God and man. His in-
time, too, he had a more wonderful. tense spirituality and his close. touch
story to tell. In the interval'there had with humanity, of any race or colour,
been written one of the most thrilling blended in perfect harmony. He made

chapters in. the modern Acts of .the the best of both worlds, for he was at _
Apostles. On his first return home he home.in~ both. He approached the

had described himself as “haunted” by Miao tribesmen, not with the condescen-
the faces of certain aborigines from the sion of a superior person looking down
hills whose request for'a Gospel teacher at them: as “lesser breeds without the ~
he had been compelled to deny. When law,” but with the handgrip of a com-
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rade and brother. The twofold equip- those who “by sweet experience” have
ment made it possible for him to be “all proved—
Re things to all men,” while tenacious in What is the length, and breadth, and height, |
1 his hold upon the essential things. This And depth of perfect Love.
~ universal sympathy, seconded by his ex- | When Samuel Pollard preached his
5 | ceptional mental alertness and readiness trial sermon as a candidate for the
oe of resource, gave him that wonderful ministry he took as his subject, “ Doing
power of adaptation which showed him the Master’s work in His own way.” |
ee) | almost instinctively how to reach the Only a little group of hearers listened
ean heart of everybody he met. The ver-. to him at that early morning service at
ae sion he once published of the story of Brighton. There is no record of what
ee the Prodigal Son as he told it to he said. The words soon vanished and
oo Chinese audiences was a striking illus- were forgotten. But his life—the only
Bees tration of his rare capacity for solving valid exposition of such a theme—has
SS what must be one of the most difficult been bringing the message home, during |
me of the missionary’s problems. Such the intervening years, to an ever-widen-
Se problems yield their solution only to ex-. ing congregation. “By it, he, being:
oy perts in the Higher Mathematics—to dead, yet speaketh.”
- = le a <
~ Extracts from “‘A Missionary Survey of the Year *
| 1915”? in the January Number of the
os ‘International Review of Missions.’’*
Se “ HE preceding pages (pp. 2—69) mission fields such as Japan, China, and,
el Ee record much serious loss. The except as regards the German missions,
Se work of German missions in India, work has been continued for the
— | India and Kamerun and of British mis- most part on normal lines. In many
ae sions in the Turkish Empire and in instances where loss has come the hour
el German East Africa has been for the of trial has revealed unsuspected loyal-
Ree time almost completely interrupted. In _ ties and called forth unwonted sacrifices.
4 other parts of the mission field there It is most encouraging that in so many .
a has been serious disorganization, de- fields the returns for the circulation of
SS pletion of staff and restriction of work. the Scriptures in 1914 should show a
oA : Postponement of plans for advance and remarkable increase on all previous re-
Se the practice of the most rigid economy cords. In all the principal mission fields
a have been the rule throughout the entire of Asia fresh vigorous efforts have been
Se mission field. . . . Hundreds of de-- made to reach the people with the Gos-
= voted men and women have seen the pel, and have met with-a cheering re-
— work built up by the unselfish labours sponse. While war has raged in Europe
a of a lifetime apparently swept away in there has been in many parts of the
the flood. Many more thave had their mission field a quiet growth of a deeper
plans upset and the realisation of their corporate life, a drawing closer together
hopes indefinitely postponed. Bitter- of the different missionary bodies and a
ness has entered into the relations of steady- progress in the formulation of
those engaged in the service of their wise missionary policies. . . . Inall |
Sel common Lord. The moral prestige of these things we can trace the signs of
Christendom has suffered a blow from the working of the Spirit of God, and
which it will take long to recover. they are an assurance that even amidst 7
“But the record of the year is not all the distraction and turmoil of war the
E dark. Through the dark clouds there building of the eternal Kingdom of
are gleams of sunlight to strengthen truth, righteousness and love in the
: faith and quicken hope. The injury to hearts of men goes silently on.”
— mission: work has: ‘been: by no-means = ee
~ so general and widespread as might *Oxford University Press; 2s. 6d., or 8s, per
have been anticipated. In important annum, post frée.
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| 66 B I.
| At the ack Meru: Its Secial Life.
d 99 Continued By the Rev.
| of Beyon ¢ fomp4 6 RT. «WORTHINGTON.
T is my purpose now to try and child is placed. It is thus carried on
[ sketch in outline the life of an the mother’s back next to the flesh, and,
average member of the people of not to labour a disagreeable subject, as |
Meru. A word of explanation is first neither mother nor child, in general, is :
due. A complete understanding of a less than exceedingly dirty, the effect
reticent people is not possible after less can be better imagined than described.
} than three years’ residence among Human nature cannot stand more than
them, nor do I claim to possess it. How- this under any circumstances. To see
ever, I will undertake that what I write the poor mites as they are brought out
shall possess the merit of truth, though for medicine; hair and eyes matted
I cannot go so far yet as to describe it with filth, yet blinking at the unmaccus- — .
as the whole truth and nothing but the tomed modicum of light that penetrates ; :
truth. At the same time, the oppor- this is to realize that we live in the
tunities that I have had of observing ~midst of heathenism.
the lives of those to whom we were sent As soon as ever the child can get
have been used, with results which have about it is left a lot to itself, and as the :
increased in value as we came to be infants’ propensity for crawling extends
iq better known among the people. And _ even to Meru, we get a large number of
sometimes I have strayed, for I cannot cases of children with jigger-sores to >
call it otherwise, to an observation post heal. Of the “jigger,” a pest which is
at close range, and once or twice at im- the bane of probably every mammal :
: potent times in the course of their large and small, man and beast, in
ives.
i A Meru baby opens its eyes upon a 9 aE a3
far different scene from that which Sec SET
greets the children of our more
favoured race. It is born in a hut, | xe a =
for which squalor would be almost a | fe wees eS |
‘ complimentary term. And it is thrust © |. op eee ar fs
i mto the world in many cases with a 8 ait Bas 8 sas oe
violence. which sets its own mark upon ee oe eee ee
the life for its whole course. I have no (og eee eS Pe fy
difficulty at all in believing what has @) je) eae ae CO ea
been stated to me on several occasions, j—————" 6-2, ae Ee
: that probably not half of the children i ee ee . od =
born in this part, survive the first month> a4 Ve We | we
2, of. their ay . And of those who. do, ee so Gad ames ‘
a considerable proportion carry with oo ee = | ae |
them through fe serious traces of ae ye :
violent treatment. - oe ye oe
The handicap upon the young life a 2 ee OREO eR oy
persists for many months. When it is & re nee
not in the hut,‘which reeks with foul [Reyes Ee Wee ae
odours and stifling smoke (I have never [ogee # (oesiae te
had more than my head inside one) it is ees A SNe oo
: being carried about in a way, which, [WRRes ge) QMMeNN cents,
while it solves the problems of warmth, ee IE A ete. ee
food, and locomotion with perhaps the Se peg yc nae >
. minimum of. inconvenience (to the Or eee ee “Ss
mother) makes neither for long nor for [See eiierg ;
of the mother is: continued loosely u ee ee er eS
the back and, being tied. round the ——i Pe
waist, forms a kind of sack in which the A Meru Bride. [Mr. FP. Mimmack. ie
3 B



= : ° “At the Back of Beyond”
these parts, more will fall to be said at other young men, and of all classes
* a later time. It is often difficult to the “nthaka” are the most difficult
sf think of them with patience or to speak of approach. They were of old the
i of them temperately. But my subject first line of defence or attack, the war-
: | here is as to how the child prospers riors: their minds are but newly filled
under the neglect which is his lot, and with the tribal traditions and customs ;
before such simple means of relief as and they are full of the dignity of their
eS we brought came to his reach, it could position, zoo full, we often think. But
only have been very indifferently. The it is the same the world over, when the
“s boys mostly run about naked, and such boy gets his first man’s suit, long
oo of the girls as are provided with cloth- trousers, high collar, and all. Add to
HS ing wear a short kilt of native tanned that his first week’s wage and how he
| hide, slashed in the same way as a cow-_ looks down upon the other boy, who a
Boe boy’s moccasins. month ago helped him with a difficult
— : Very early in life they are made to sum at school but whose father has de-
hee be of use, the boys generally as sheep- creed another year for him.
og Wire| cattle- or goat-herds, and the girls to These are the hands that control the
rex i take their first walks to the forest, to ac- gateway of manhood among this
< custom themselves little by little to people. A father here who decrees. a
ets? carry loads; for the women are the bur- year longer of boyhood for his son,
: den-bearers. It is quite remarkable though as regards his daughter his word =
aie too, how early in life the boy realizes js law, is in this matter helpless. We
Bee that he is born a man, which means as had brought to us such a boy to protest,
SN much sleep as he can steal in the shady as otherwise he would have been stolen
— spots, the cattle, if food be not scarce, away for the introductory rite. Poor
i being also too lazy to stray. And we laddie, he was one of those whom the
ee | have noticed,too, how sometimes the girl fire took away from us.* - The reason
ea el i, anticipates her destiny and adds to her given for wanting him so early was his
— load to a surprising degree. Only a reputed cleverness. Size and age only
SS few days ago, I called my wife to see a partly determine the matter, for we
: ‘ girl who could not have been more than have some big boys with. us as yet. A
ee eight or nine years old, who had precocious youngster may be taken and'
brought us from the forest a load of fire- = —————>__>#
—< wood no less than 6olb. weight, having * See pp. 122, 3, 1914.—Ep.
SS carried it be- Sen E ss
2 tween three and ger a
BSS ’ four miles. ; jean = ; e a4 |
— Nothing — else eee : e
i that is remark- |... ey ates. eee Pee
2 oe 4 able happens in wee | 4 ; ei is a : ; 4 ue 2 2
= the life of the #Riiy |... 4a Mniaame: or ane
ready for mar- §& i a fy a) Qe a gamer ae
Bia on the other "1 ge a as eae Pac ene Le 4r eoe
hand is all haste ati . ea Wie lead X | 4 i ‘ yi Be ti
to -have done @) Ry’ *} a, ‘) F IN ‘ iN WA Sey 1 ANA
with boyhood [4s MWe EA RANG Rea ERAS |
and to be made -ia ay : 3) A NAS aoe: fee Pe
2 “nthaks,” 1c, EEN. Tm [SN
is Bee a young man. Pes] $ cs Ye ae 4 rl aha ea
‘As ‘to how the [gem ; A a eR Se Sel Eid
Pe boys are chosen —amy ie ee oe Big Gf FP: 84 eRe ee ;
- for this rite I can [eh iis Mit Tose A es | ec
a8 say but little, as : FA 5 Re 1. a! SMe liar, come
the matter is in -=eesMRGr cues MMR. mcr, o cl enn lini Alenia anes ee
: the hands of the ‘‘Nthaka’’ Warriors of Meru. (Mr. F. Mimmack, :
THe 10
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‘At the Back of Beyond”
a dull one left. But the whole question When he reappears, truly the differ-
seems to rest upon the whim and fancy’ ence is marked. In the new young
of the last batch, who are apparently man, with his hair braided with grass,
the most important body in the tribe, and oiled something after the fashion

: and emphatically the most se/f-import- common among the tars of the late
ant. The only thing approaching a eighteenth century, in a stiff pigtail,
rule which I have met, and even of you would with difficulty recognise the
this I am by no means certain, only boy of a couple of months back. He
that it seems plausible, is that a boy now carries his spear and shield and his
may not be admitted before his own native sword belted to the right side of
elder brother. The ceremony is a big the body and is variously ornamented
matter and takes place inthe mainevery with anklets of monkey skin, or maybe
three or four years, though stragglers,so a head-dress of the same, a sort of
to call them, may be taken the follow- epaulette of buffalo horn, beaded girdle .
ing year. It must take place during and neck ornaments; all to set off his.
the season of the bean crop, not that of . costume, which is a very insufficient
the corn crop; and therefore in our ex- piece of American unbleached calico,
perience it started in August, as the dyed with earth and. oil to resemble
bean season is from May to October. chocolate-brown silk. He now walks.

At this time the boy drops his name proudly down the centre of the path,

: and takes that of the nthaka who stands. and all others give way to him.
sponsor, the latter name being almost “Nthaka first and all others where they
always prefaced by “Muntu,” ie., “the can, but better out of striking distance,”
man.” A boy may be called according $0 runs the unwritten rule of the road in
to his parents’ fancy, after animals, as Meru. It now becomes the privilege of
Kirai, Kiruki, which are species of the relatives to support this young fel- ;
monkey, or Njau, a calf, or after a low more or less in idleness for the next.
friend or neighbour, as when one of our few years, though after the novelty of
men called his baby Gitari, because | things has worn off, he may condescend
bore that name, referring to my medical to go out to work for wages, especially
efforts. And sometimes, in age, the since the coming of the white race has
man will return to his boyhood’s name; brought so many wonders down coun-
but for the boy himself, the rite marks try. Some go and stay, others go again
the severance with everything pertain- and again, but the majority of those
ing to: juvenility. :

The boy’s mind ©) ~ |
is then. carefully |
filled with the ee | leas
stories, tradi- i i :
tions, and cus- - Ms : ss
toms of the Re eS 3 = ea
tribe; and we ees i. : a oe ae ee
expect as these . | Ve = oo ae - | So “oat
become known §& An sa Cm ear a i
to us to ind a Sco ee ake ie Ge
rich fold of sna- om oer ee i Ne A ee ee
tive lore. For (2(pUMRRaMN Nes ssS8e Gori he eee
even these sv- Jie | Ai mi AM
ages have a cul. : aN pea (WE A oo
ture of their own, . ae i \ el el — ‘ eee
and it helps to | er ae aw |

| mark a man: off . 3%) ¥ Be | ey. t WW y a
popularity, ace eee aN 4 | ee ei
cording “as he .°) |) eR
aoa and_per- ge ee
forms their law. ““Nthaka"’ in full dress. (Mr. F. Mimmack.

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:
es
ot For the New Year
; who go, go once and learn a distinct obligation until at any rate a part of the
4 preference for their own country, where price is obtained. And, ladies of Eng-
ae if there is less excitement, food is very land, note! they are wondrous pleased
a) cheap and the dignity of one’s position with the present of a cast-off blanket
ee ~ is assured. from their lovers, though an instance
2a It takes longer than I supposed when lies before us, which makes us think
ae I set out, to take the average biography they would rather have new ones if they
q even so far as marriages, but that may could get them. It still remains a fact,
a ‘be because for the male section of the however, that the better-clothed sex of
ee ‘tribe, marriage in a sense ends many these people by far is the female. The
= things. All the richness and romance men, who are the ladies’ dressmakers,
ee and colour of the warrior’s life, even as expend great pains on the cleaning and
oS it exists in these days of an enforced drying and sewing together of the sheep
Rie peace, are left behind when a man as- and goat-skins which are the usual dress
Se -sumes domestic responsibility. What of of the women. The skins are oiled to
an ‘the clubby nights in a hut together, the considerable softness, and the women
“ee freer and more glorious nights beneath ornament them with beads in very strik-
ie the stars, on the edge of the forest, the ing designs. In the matter of orna-
ce nights of song and days of-sleep, the mentation the men like a bracelet of
oe parades through the village? I am _ coiled wire, but it takes the woman to
eee ; -convinced that it is partly because a lot show you what a weight of metal, coiled :
a of this must go, as well as because a round the arms and legs and neck, can
a man must needs save to obtainthe price be carried about daily, slept in, and
BSS of a wife, that the marriage age is not never taken off, not even for a wash.
el lower than it is hereabout. With the (Lobe continued:)
— | girls it is different. Tay live a fairly iS rah SRB SL IIE:
| stationary life from infancy to marriage =
<—— i age, and, as a general rule, they marry For the New Year (1916).
| at an earlier age than the men. They in. these rod fires that sear
ee have their sweethearts for years in some And these red mists that blind
Ns ) cases, but there seems to be no moral What hope can find us ne. Us, ,
a a This New Year ?
: ; ee Earth’s joy has failed and fled,
< A yell Her morning Is as even:
fs gel Look we to heaven!
i ee : a. ‘Is God dead ?7?*
oO i= ee Dear boys! One notes your fall |
i ites .& . And for your souls has pleaded :
= lt 7 a Wa. Surely as He did
Se ae em
a pee .. eas For each whom sorrow wept ;
ee f A What joy beyond surmises,
ee ee ~ ee What sweet surprises
| = gs. Love has kept
Bee ee we With you no death can dwell,
ey i ee Nor fear, nor feuds that sever ;
XN PON ame eee Is not our Peace yet near
ee bg Pee \ ese 7 _ The world that red war staineth?
ee x poy eae ey The old Love reigneth
a ea A es fb This New Year!
eae Sh oe ae —S. GERTRUDE FORD.
Se eee * Recalling the old story of the child who, seeing her mother
135—Mrs, Wilfred Sharples. (See p, 13). weeping, asked ‘‘ Mother, is God dead?”
y 7 12
: ee a g a RET Nie SOARS



\
Noteworthy Helpers.
f 133 and 134. Ernest and Marian Thornton, been for many years the superintendent of
Brunswick Church, Burnley. the Sunday School, he being the son of the
, Ernest and Marian are cousins, and each — late Simon Buck, an earnest and well-remem- °
has been assiduous as a collector, as the bered preacher on the Salford plan. — It is
& figures at foot show. believed Miss Buck has been a collector for
Ernest. Marian. twenty years, but the following are the
: 1908 oe . 15 0 oe records that are available:
1909... . 1 4 0 — 1898 ... oe ee 14 1
1910... . 1 6 71 1 7 6 1900... 0. vee . 38 0 0 .
19i1 .. 1 6 2 1 6 2 1903... uh aie oo DIRE O
: 1912). .. 2 6 6 2 4 1 1904 ... ve ho . 8 10 =
1918 wes . 8 5 0 212 0 1905... ey os See BeBe
i 1914. . 4 7°9 3 38 0 1906... ie sed .. 8 80
1915. . 5 0 0 = 1907 ... oe nie . 8B 0.0
Se oo 1908... ies uae ae VSO
. 420 010 -£10 12 9 1909 tee Va BORO
Per Mr. Seth Atkin, Missionary Secretary. 1910 ... “et vee . 8&8 0 0 S
1911 ... ae oes . 8 1 0
135. Mrs. Wilfred Sharples, Happy Land 1912 ... e+ ese » 8 1 0
Church, Pendlebury, Salford Circuit. ° 1913... oat is .. 8:1 0 :
As Miss Florence Johnson Buck this lady er “ ee aa 8 : 0.0
. has been a diligent worker in the above Due 8? ev a 0 9
2 Church and School for many years. She oS eae ;
was married April 29th last. She is the 442 16 10
daughter of Mr. Councillor Buck, who has —Per Mr. P. Chapman, Missionary Sec.
i BRIE IP TART CCT SU tn oe :
Bie rig ga eee eae ee Beech 2) eed
Sey Nee Se i
Peete a \oeee ee | si. “s ;
| 9+) 2. * ae
es a - x | Be ae 22%
ee aos Om ;
> eee ieee | PEE to me 5 ;
ee a eo
ee ae eel Se SSR aoe at :
cir page ye eee :
ce aa oe ee GS
awe hl tC
} : pera t MeeiMet sth §
; ; 133 and 134—Ernest and Marian Thornton, i : ;
:, 13 =,



: The Observatory. THE EDITOR.
THE LATE SAM POLLARD. admitted him might have made complica-
At ANY have been the tributes to tions with our good neighbours, to say the
a Wi his worth and work received least. At the baptismal service, when /
] since ourlastissue. Hehas pro- Sh Christians were rsceved, the case off
oS : jected himself into our branch of the Church leader was asked to pray he had
ol Church of Jesus in a very definite way, to mention it too. “O God,” he prayed,
exh and his personality has been of moment “Thou knowest another brother ought to
a in the other Churches and Missionary have been baptised. However, it is not
ea Societies. Especially has the Bible possible now because he has been going
= Society and the China Inland Mission to the other aly a fe many: Ames foie
ee seen and appreciated his excellent ser- Thy spirit hen ord ‘that he Tae soni
“s vice—the former through translation of ih Mig many times’ and go to the -other
ie : parts of the New Testament now hap- mission only a few times, that by and by
aS pily accessible to the Miao; the latter he may be received into this Church.’” :
a through the nearness of their missionary
wee operations to ours. MISS ELIZABETH TAYLOR.
Be Our contributor (zafus 1837) has
eke oS eT Ey: . . printed forty-four of her poems in a
a “We assure Mrs. Pollard (his mother: }ooklet. Several of them have ap-
ee _ Rochdale, Brading, I-W.), Mrs. Kmght peared in these pages. It is published
— | (his. sister: Glenholme, Albert Street, at twopence, because the printing has =
a Belper), and Mrs. Pollard’s sister, Miss been paid for by interested friends ;
Ss Hainge (86 Holyhead Road, Hands- and Miss Taylor intends to devote all
yy worth), of our tender sympathy. Mrs. hey receipts to charitable purposes, in
Ss Pollard was expected to arrive at the view of the great War.. Anyone desir-
— last address about Christmas. To her ing copies will be well rewarded by
eee and her sons our hearts go out and for sending to 76 Kingston Road, Oxford.
Bio them our prayers ascend. No one of our readers is growing old
oi We note with pleasure that Mr. Ban- ore gracefully than our friend. The
Se bridge has with his usual alertness pre- Quality of her- work may be seen in our
a pared a new Lantern Lecture, entitled 44 number
Fs “Sam Pollard, the South-West China ;
= ; Hero.” We hope it will be much used A DELECTABLE TITLE. i
aS during the remainder of the winter. At the Roberts Memorial Hospital
Sy ‘““THE HOPE OF THE WORLD.”’ (L.M.S.), North China, there was re-
Be We have indications that our printing cently a celebration. The gentry attend-
oe Harold Copping’s picture (by the kind- ing called the Mission Station “ the com-
ae ness of the L.M.S.), has been appreci- pound of those who delight to do good.”
= ated. One gentleman writes, zzter
a alia: POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA.
ey “You can positively fancy you can hear Early in December there came the
ed the Chinese lad speak! The whole com- following statements from two mis-
oF a pein is, beautifully thought out, in all gignaries in China:
“Things are moving fairly in our work,
Be oe A QUAINT EXPERIENCE AT WENCHOW. and eae developaientd ate on in the ‘
In our missionaries’ letters there are nation :, we Shall, ive et Biperor 30 Spee
work, not intended for publication. We iovenianits in China just Lowe Who knows
feel constrained to give one delightful what the future holds?”
: extract from a letter of the Rev. T. M.
Si Gauge: —As we go to press the announcement
a “Last Sunday we had to put a candidate @PPears that there is to be an Emperor,
t for baptism back because his attendances @nd that His Excellency Yuan Shih Kai
— | at our church had been few compared with 15 to be the occupant of the throne. We
those at a neighbouring mission. (His hesitate to believe the latter, though the
excuse was ‘bad weather’). To have former may be true. :
ts
ee. Ds
i a a icra en eC ENC



oN Die
if SEX, 64a Bs >.
At cee |i VB iE Walp Cf cae
, RA: Cet) ia eee fe VAN Ea IN
hj SALTY. ae SIRO S
Â¥ pees Bed et Nae NET
gh OW VOMIENS AlUxaiei Aven
Gey Say ey REET
By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
: eh members of our Auxiliary will eee oom BCE TY LoGe ad SALE:
ead with pleasure the followin aed ' ON
New Vear Messages from ue It is wise to look back, still more wise
: President, Council Secretary, and For- to look forward; but we cannot. pass
eign Corresponding Secretary. To over two particularly sad happenings in
se 1 have added some words of ay 8 Rr 191k lesan nest
own. trust that we sha egin the » Dd, Nas .
«New Vear with fresh heart and hope, “months aan as ae ee eae
and a we shelleee great results from Pee Wi ep cctitip gieat ain
ndeavours during 1916. its e au 5
: Se - & 19 spiration, and hoping to acquire much
THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. first-hand knowledge. And one other
Amidst very sad surroundings we dark cloud was the passing hence. of
stand upon ihe ieee of another Mee obate. He. ae a great, Deere
ear, and in the silence there comes to 1n the power of the W.M.A., and saw its
ia an expectant joy. This new realiza- far-reaching possibilities; hzs faith
tion reveals the Love that has polowsd aust, be justihed: we have been: plead-
us, the Love that greets us, the Love ing tor the work to grow, and lor our
that leads us; and this same Love is Auxiliary to become increasingly use-
paling us to. prolle side" by, side: with trode amen call be aauweiet eee
im throug e unknown ways, an ¢ ll. :
¢ to trust Him through the coming days. portion to our willingness to Setve 2
The sweet atmosphere of our Auxiliary alter slightly Lynch’s hymn, “Is this
Societies is shedding unronsciously an the ee for which we sougn Has God
influence all its own aroun our more labour on us brought: Te-
Churches. The spiritual forces that are cisely so. Can we expect an organiza-
enerated send forth a sweet perfume, tion like ours to be full of life and vigour
fhe fragrance of which will leave be- if we render service grudgingly, or give
Es to mee pot ey Sy a ee
ade away in generations to come.
. . than to-day, and they must be as brave
The Christ Child has once Ore been soldiers as those on other battlefields.
among us, and, in opening our homes ” FANNY ASHWORTH
and opening our hearts to His Advent, :
we have been consecrating our love THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDING
afresh to the work of our Auxiliary and SECRETARY’S APPEAL.
of our Church. It is by each one recog- It would seem almost cruel irony to —
nising that it is through the pour- wish English women a Happy New
ing out of the individual love and self- _ Year in the usual way under ' present
sacrifice that Peace on earth and Good conditions, and with the prospect of yet
Will towards men will extend and God’s deeper, and more widespread suffering.
Kingdom come on earth as it is in One thing, however, is certain. We
heaven. shall find relief, and some element of
With New Year’s Greetings divine joy in voluntary service and
Y el : sacrifice forthe good causes which are
CoN? pressing upon us so insistently, and in ;
Rosa KATE BUTLER. which, I believe, the women of United
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= The Work of Our Women’s Auxiliary 1
Methodism are taking a noble part. our attendance and support. Too often
May I venture to ask you not to for- the numbers present are small when
: get the claims upon your generosity of they might be appreciably larger. We i
ae the old methods of service in the help to deepen each other's interest, and
Se urgency of the new? As you are aware, we contribute to the ‘strength and :
the duty has been assigned to me of growth of our Auxiliary by coming to
obtaining articles of special utility for this meeting. May I also urge upon
oy the hospitals and schools on the foreign our friends the reading of the ECHO
field. The need is as urgent as ever, and other missionary literature? In this
S but the supply is meagre. I am thank- way we get into touch with missionaries
See ful to say that kind friends have en- and their work.
BSS abled me to send some helpful contribu- I would like to add that I have a fresh
tion with each missionary who has re- supply of leaflets and membership
Re turned to the field since my appoint- cards, which would be of service in the
ee ment, but, alas! now my “cupboard is formation of branches, and which I[
Meee bare.” Very earnestly 1 ask your help. shall be pleased to send on application.
0 If all our branches would send on a With sincere good wishes,
aaal small gift the store would be amply I am, affectionately yours,
> replenished. ANNIE E. HALL.
if you can respond to this appeal you MONTHLY=PRAYER MERTING.,
will have the blessedness which aiways \
fas comes to those who seek the well-being Hymns : : 3 \
oe of others. I can wish no better thing Talk with us, Lord, Thyself |
on than that we may: all be sustained by a. reveal”;
a the Great Spirit—which prompts to ser- Sing to 7 the Great Jehovah’s
—_ vice of this kind—until the black cloud a praise; p
= which now hangs over Europe shall Lord, while for all mankind we
7 have been broken and dispersed. _ pray. : is
— Yours affectionately, Scripture: Ephesians ii. _ :
e JuLia B. BROOK. Praise : For God’s sparing mercies,
= (List of articles urgently needed: by which we are permitted to see the
S pillow cases, unbleached calico, roller beginning of a New Year. : :
towels (3 yards), socks, vests, and cuffs, Prayer: For Dr. and Mrs. Savin, and
<< all sizes, Scarves, pocket handkerchiefs Rev. W. H. Hudspeth in their affliction, |
Se (bright colours), bandages (6 yards and that they may soon be restored to }
ote long, various widths), old linen and cali- health ; and that all our West China
I co, wool, cotton thread, stationery, pen- Mâ„¢Ss1onarles May be sustained and com-
| cils and crayons. Further information forted in this time of strain and be.
<= can be supplied by Mrs. Brook, United Teavement.
— Methodist College, Victoria Park, (
ie Manchester—A. E. H.) “Some a Hundredfold.’ By Marshall
ae Broomhall, M.A. (Morgan and i
Scott; 3d. net.)
I herewith send affectionate and This is the story of Mr. J. R. Adam,
hearty greeting to all our members. a co-worker with cur Sam Pollard in
We have much to be grateful for in West China, who passed away from his
the past, and I am sure that our dear earthly service so sadly on August oth
‘i Master whom we serve will not fail us last. He reached China just a little
in days to come. During the year now later than our friend. He has done a
-ended our organisation has consider- faithful work, and his death (by light-
ably widened its scope, and we are ning) was a great blow to the C.ILM.,
£ numerically much stronger than twelve which was accentuated when Mr. Wind-
; months ago. Let us hope and pray that — sor, who had gone to take his place as
: even greater successes may be achieved. his furlough was due, died of dysentery '
; ek God will do great things for us if we are a week later. In all these cases we may
faithful to Him. well say, “Lucem demonstrat umbra.”
The Monthly Prayer Meeting needs (The shadow shows the light.)
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—David Livingstone. CS
66 B . TL,
At the ack Meru: Its Secial Life.
d 93 (continued By the Rev.
of Beyon «tome R, T. WORTHINGTON.
ELONGING also to this period this country wear spiked boots! Occa-
\ B and to both sexes is the typi- sionally you may see a person whose
cal. and barbarous cutting and ear-lobe has refused to stand the strain
stretching of the ear-lobes. After the and has broken, and a very gruesome
slit is made a plug of wood is intro- sight it is. :
duced, and this is changed for a larger The women also have a_ greater
and still for a larger, through what must speciality in body-cuts, which are also-
be a very painful process, until the hole inflicted with the idea of increasing their
in the lobe is of considerable size. good looks, and such scars are to be
After this the stretching goes on by counted not by scores, but by hundreds,
means of weighty ornaments suspended upon the back and front of the body. ~ :
from the loop, until in many cases the Mr. Mimmack on one occasion saw
stretched-out lobe will reach even to. about a thousand such cuts inflicted
the shoulders. The women seem to. upon one girl, all at one time. In all
\ carry out this a s eh
process more : 4 EF =| f
perfectly than . oe \ ( haf
+ the-men, as a QB cae kt ON A
large loop is CY i he A Ame | 7, BR ATE \ go ao ;
considered a (ARs Gaisiayeac ee NY be wes |e 2 ee
sign of beauty. [RRMMAM Mes Gls % plane oe eect eteem | Se
i During the pro- Oe Ae NE ee
ee cess of the first [iat iesGSarrum ee WupG ion oo Gghey aa ae eee
stretching, ow i ie eh
ing to the raw- Sees ig NS ay e ss ; & o eee ne may
ness of the ee 0 Se 5 ee Sane
. edges of the (Rieu — | See oc Es BP ARO,
wound, it is Meemm > jn. je ee
quite common —— fe oS BX .
> to see a lot pees... ve# de : eee
of inflammation, ie | ll Ree ee ee
which is aggra- on | fee pe 2 ce Se ae |
vated by flies, my re Bee oS : ee
i for they swarm §& ak ae ogc ;
about any sore BS ; = —
' spot exposed; Or aR St ae re ee cree oe eee
and the flies in Our Teacher, his wife, and their home, (Mr. Mimmack.
Fesruary, 1916.
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r | 4

a :

ae “At the Back of Beyond”

these matters the person to be cut is — settle down toa comparative steadiness.

Pes | even an eager victim, in the hope, no The male partner has now his share in

ce doubt, of increasing her eligibility for the serious affairs of life, and although
— marriage. he has seen to it that his share is a
et All these matters being disposed of, small one, still it is there, and to some
and the “price” of the wife, in cattle extent it limits his hberty. As already
or cash (euphemised by coast mis- stated, it is his business to provide the

sionaries into “dowry”) being either clothing for his wife; and, happily no

ey paid or assured, the marriage isa very doubt in his view, it must be years be-

aS simple matter. The bridegroom simply fore that responsibility extends to the |

a comes and takes away the bride to his children by reason of their growing. His

a house, and behold! it is done. So far other regular work may be quickly.

as we have yet heard, there is no feast, summed up. He will cut and carry the

Ree nor presents, though in the case of one trees for house-building, leaving to the

— of our workmen, a twenty days’ holiday woman the work of thatching and plas- |

a was requested while he adapted himself tering with mud; he takes a kind of

aS to his new conditions. Such attempts supervision over what herds he may

: as we have been able to make, to get have, or, having no boys, will himseif

“Se the people to come for the purpose of herd them; he will take on such special
seeking a blessing on their union, have and occasional work as taking honey

: "been always resisted, in the main by the from the hives; rarely, also, he may be

os * bride and her family. Only in the case seen in the fields cultivating with a long

a of the marriage of our teacher did we pointed pole of hard wood, or. scaring

SS ; succeed, and even then the responses birds from the corn and wild pigs from

Joe came entirely from the teacher, and the the maize crop.

SJ bride came only because she must. It is upon the woman that the burden

Soe After marriage the people seem to of constant toil falls; now as always.

a sce = Meo" Sohess pecpOn Ble joe shuns and 3
Beit 4 (eee. eee «= reaping of the crop and for the organiz- ,

ee as y ZT MME ing of the food supply. A little while

Se OE ast eve ee ; ago, when for nearly a week we were

Re Be eas ate eine Sole, visited by immense swarms of locusts,

aS pee Se ear eae Ge eion ss the men were largely amused, but the

Gata ae Seat eee women, who saw the failure of, their

aS ue itn Aang ig witesgrectss| labours at one stroke, in the ravaging of

i Enea BA eee Pe the cornfields, and who presaged the

aS b aigeeere PS VG ete Ave i A A possibility of coming trouble therefrom |
ona be Te | ieee Lc iris | which would fall principally upon their !

— cea bY: i ay Wea shoulders, they wrung their hands and |

— cae Eta See) wailed forth their trouble and helpless-

a fea \: | ie be ee ness. The work also of preparing food, |
_ oe |. eg Gt Gee §=cooking, gathering of wood, carrying of |
a ae ee é ose es et water, all belongs to the woman, besides |
S | ae eee f tee =the care of little children. Her life is a

i ae | a » Ge constant drudge; and even the occa- |
eo ie foe ‘Fes sional holiday and dance (as at some |
gH pert em ea festival) is a hurried and harried affair.
Widest sf é ia —Ss«—s,- “ )6CUpon one occasion we ourselves saw |
Be a barctane | an = such a dance broken up by a number of
i Ce a ge | nthaka, who rushed into the midst and
EER | =SCwith long sticks struck indiscriminately
: PE eee eee «tt all within reach. The ‘explanation
ect oe icc tas a tee | (OS they were waiting for their food,
; | eee ee eee eee §=and under these circumstances a man |
ON PIN OPO I RR without compunction would strike his |
5 ee oa = a aa § mother or sister or sweetheart. |
i Gugihis bride | LE EMOUeES Of home- life there is very little. |
a r mt i 4. i x :
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“At the Back of Beyond”
Grown children even like their own what now begins to take a large place
house, whichever their sex. Sick folk ina man’s life, that is to say, with be-
are generally taken into a small separ- liefs and superstitions which, at any
ate hut while their sickness lasts. The rate from now onward, exercise a con-
~~ head of the house makes small demur siderable influence upon a man’s. con-
at leaving home for a few days or weeks duct. We can now follow him rapidly
or months, and it is far easier to get through the monotonous years, be they
porters for a long journey than to secure many or few, which separate him from
men. for day work. Another point is the final scenes. Should he die young
: worthy of mention here, viz. that when death finds him in the midst of years
a man earns wages, they are not de- already sufficiently described. Should.
voted to household expenses, but mainly his days be prolonged and he outlive
to the increase of herds which represent his people, our small experience sug-
their savings, to payment of the hut tax,. gests that he becomes an object of some
Â¥ and to buying blankets which, among amount of veneration and _ charity.
older men, are much in demand for ‘These words apply necessarily to the.
clothing. 1 was much amused once, male sex only, as all we have seen goes
when trying to induce some of the boys. to convince us that the hard life wears
of our school to save their money. I the woman out quickly, and an old
remarked. that rupees did not fall sick woman in years—in, appearance we
-and die, as a certain goat had done that meet them daily still hard at work—is
week. The retort came swiftly: anextremerarity. But over a year ago,
“Neither do rupees bear young ones.” and again recently, we have been visited
Time passes on, and the man with it, by a man who has the reputation here-
from “nthaka” or young man, to be- about of being the oldest man in Meru,
come a “mukuru” or elder. Elders are and who has certainly outlived the whole
treated with respect, but they also must Of his generation in this vicinity. We
respect the nthaka. Their influence in have no means of guessing his age: he
settling disputes is considerable, but as lost count years ago, but I have seen
hardly amounts to authority to enforce men look younger at eighty.t He still
their decision, though in judging causes has one or two cattle, but must” rely on
they usually act collectively. And for the kindness of his neighbours for daily __
the peace of the community the young 00d. He comes here for gifts of salt
men judge their own. On no account © season his food, and at the same time
must the elder strike a young man: this Collects a few odd cents from our boys.
is the worst taste possible. The atti- There he will sit and talk to you by
tude of the elder, moreover, is a social the hour. Garrulity is his strong point,
friendliness, leaving room for private â„¢ fact, and when we try to give him
animosities, but. now embracing even Some sense of our message, he gives
the boys, whom as “nthaka” he must hurried acquiescence to all we say, and
hate and bully on every occasion. And hastens on to his next subject. His
at this point he begins to be much more Mund seems difficult to impress with any
approachable to outsiders. new conception, as whose would not be,
Otherwise, his life, like that of his Paving lived so narrow a life for so
wife, proceeds in the groove worn by (a"7Y ae an interesting old dl
many passing feet throughout the cen- full of dream-like romitnscen a ;
turies.* And, whatever the - cause, M¢ instinctively hopes, one of those for
| whether the fierce sun, or the altitude of whom, in the..words. of “Covent
the country, or the manner of his life, Palmore,
he soon enough begins to show the signs “Thou'lt leave Thy wrath and say,
of advancing years. It is an exception “I will be sorry for. their childishness.
to meet a well-preserved man whose age Believing in God’s infinite mercy, we
might be reckoned as forty. can hope that this man has reached the S
In a further article I hope to deal with Sunny land of Beulah, and is at peace. :
aerate Cass Mine (ibe ia Diie Dat has bga Gack eis ae one Ee eee ee euatere ee {ocel
eae ae 400 years, but on what authority I cannot say. eauinos, ie eauitoe, dad One year ele sun is to the North and
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se ‘At the Back of Beyond”’
Then comes Death. If they have op- these people think and believe concern- |
portunity, before the final stroke the ing death and the after state. There-
relatives will build a small tabernacle fore, for the present I must be content
oJ out in the bush and there will sit and to offer a few generalizations, and leave
wait for the end. The reason for this this part of the subject there. Death is
: is their intense dislike for handling dead contemplated by them with unmixed dis-
uy bodies; and should a man die in the may and fear as regards themselves and
seh village it is the task of the near akin to with perfect horror as regards others.
: carry the body out into the bush. It is The home of departed spirits is desig-
not the custom here to bury the dead, nated “Nkoma,” and is regarded as
eS but to leave them for hyenas to devour. being deep down in the earth. Certain
Rice (Rumour states that now and then a__ places are regarded as outlets, and when
S person will be left to endure the last rain is scarce, articles lost, or misfortune
; agonies alone, but this is denied by the threatens, offerings of meat and honey
oe people.) Visitors to the spot next day are thrown thereinto. Spirits do not |
— will see nothing but a few tracks and leave “Nkoma,”’ but may still exercise
ox - marks on the ground. Certain mani- influences of blessing or cursing upon
ay festations of sorrow accompany be- their successors upon the earth. Strictly
vee reavement, but are soon over. One speaking, they are not regarded, after
: night we were awakened by alarming death, as enjoying separate personal
eS - shrieks from the road in front of the existence. It is doubtful as to whether
: 3 house, and next day inquiry revealed spirits are believed to have possessions
a that they. came from a man who had in “Nkoma” or not. | But, in any case,
SS lost his brother. No one ever again existence after death is not the free, |
oe uses the house of a man who has died. _ sensitive, enjoyable life that is known
ae It may be burned, or left to the work on the earth. It is a shadowy half-life,
aS of decay and insects, which quickly and, though weary to anticipate, inter-
aos enough remove it. minable.
Re It has not, so far, been possible to Having said so much I must proceed |
ee : gather together and co-ordinate ail that to remark that some of the people enter-
SS tain exceptions to minor points of the
a rcaereer : -> above belief. Itis the general idea that
aN : : | dreams about people who are no longer
alive, indicate visitations of spirits, but
Eee pe / only in the night. I have heard two
: re 4 authentic ghost stories, which ere prob-
Ree 2 SN | ably quite easy of explanation. One is |
Se beeen: Laue eee Se . of a spirit who was heard cutting wood, |
“ace - ere “ewes but on search being made, no trace of |
— Sage See gl Oe eRe, any person could be found. In the |
a Goa ae i Bp ahs other case a man, in life named Nguju- |
a ce eee iB ee = = {| guju, was supposed to be waylaying |
ae (Ct ‘=: 2 28©6©6SCS™”t:~C‘C SC SC#Qoatts in the road and carrying them to |
| oto: sss - = . “Nkoma” to be eaten. Voices heard |
Pe lease ec 44 ~~. speaking connected the visitation with |
OE occ i . . ~~ ~~ *‘this man, but no form was seen.
ths ee sa a Here-I must leave this subject for the
oS cee = | present. In the future, and with better
bea Peace bs knowledge, I may return to it. But
fe eam â„¢ ~~~. 4 enough has been said to give in outline
be gies = =~=—S—Ss— || tthe picture of one of Meru’s children...
“ ee sees = Me Cae Reared in squalor, living without pur-
Gor ere ee Ba ee Ls pose, dying without hope, bequeathing
wee = t—=<“—S~*t*st~Ssétco’ their children nothing better than “ad
— Paces a Ps oe they have had: such has been the his-
= To show the chain ornaments tar yi is k tory of COVERY. One of them for genera |
a woman will wear. Ce es** tions. It. is time the. pure@light oF
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Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
Christ, in its increasing glory, should) name and God’s we tell them nothing
reach even unto them. I believe, from is too good for them, since all things are
reports I have heard, that they hesitate eaeirs. p00 they are Christ’s, and Christ
to accept all that we tell them because a SA OG Beis £4
oe isto good to be true. And in vour iA further rece will deal with the tribal beliefs, customs,
sje Through the By the
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Secretary’s Field-glass. Rev. ©. STEDEFORD.
His Colleague’s Mr. Pollard and Mr. Pollard, and this is by no means easy. He
Tribute to Hudspeth laboured to- was a veteran and a full knight of the
Mr. Pollard. gether like Paul and round table. I’m ue pee inning: I’ve ye
ps: : to win my spurs, and what opportunities
; Timothy. They yee ee shall Have a this great Rela: Mi Pollard
mutual affection and esteem. hey often said that if anything should happen
shared the same spirit and the same to him he would pass in peace knowing ;
enthusiasm. that I would carry on his work. This I
God did not send the chariot -for can do but very very imperfectly, and it
Elijah until Elisha had been prepared will be a long long time before his place :
to take up the prophet’s mantle and to can be filled.”
carry on his work. In the following. i
words Mr. Hudspeth pays tribute to his With Courage One. wondered _ what
honoured leader. Unfailing. effect his serious illness
“T was ill with typhoid when on the and bereavement would
Thursday afternoon, Mr., Dymond came have upon Mr. Hudspeth, whether it
into my room to say that Mr. Pollard was would leave him discouraged and de-
going—half an hour afterwards he had pressed. But his missionary _ spirit
Bone What a glorious life he lived ! ue triumphs over all these trials. He is
packed every day with work for Christ an -e : 3 5
ae United Methodist Mission. He was Go Ro ae eee He soy
rilliant. Each day I learnt to love and af te funds to the fullest advant
reverence him more. During the five years adequate tunds to the tuliest advantage.
we lived together we never had a cross He pleads for a trained educationist
word. He was my chief, my leader, and to organize thoroughly the educational
right royally he has led me. work of the mission. . . O for an
There was an impressive funeral (I was. income equal to our opportunities !
too ill to attend), and he has left thousands ee
of sympathetic friends. In the evenings Writing on October 30th Mr. Hudspeth :
when I don’t hear his merry laugh and says: “I am considerably better than I :
see his happy face, I feel very cold and was and hope to be able to work just as - ;
lonely and sad, for he was exceptionally usual in a few weeks’ time. During my
kind to me. It would have been well if illness everybody was kind to me, Dr, =
he could have lived to develop the splendid Savin came out to see me, Mr. Dymond
work which is now full of budding life, but nursed me for a week, and Mr. and Mrs,
he has gone to that Home where there are Evans have been exceedingly good during :
no breaks, — my days of convalescence. ‘
Where the faded flowers shall freshen My illness has not depressed my spirits =
Freshen never more to fade. —J am keener now on the work than ever
Where the love that here we lavish I have been. If I get quite strong again
On the withering leaves of time, (and I am growing stronger every day)
Shall have fadeless flowers to fix on I shall possibly not return to England for
In an ever spring bright clime. 1917 Conference, for, if possible, I should
And now, as in “The Passing of Arthur,” like to stay an extra year so that the work
The old ord h ee ai * might not suffer so much through Mr.
ee er changeth, yielding place to Pollard’s decease.”
And God fulfils Himself in many ways. We commend our brother and_ his
We have to enter into the labours of Mr. work to the prayers of all our friends.
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Signs of The Ningpo District has ‘The Wenchow Rev. T. M. Gauge sends
Blessing in not proved to be one of Magistrate on the following account
2 the Ningpo the most fertile fields for the Work of of the high praise be-
Be District. missionary toil. The the Mission. stowed by the Wenchow |
a people are commercial _magistrate upon the
on and materialistic. But showers of bless- work of the mission: .
ing are softening the soil and the seed “The recently appointed magistrate, the k
ete is entering in. Mr. Lyttle was greatly head official for the county of Wenchow, aa
encouraged by the new spirit displayed during a call with which he has just ;
Re during one of his recent journeys. He honoured us, expressed his regard for our i
fers ; work in such a charming way that it is {
bool aay 5: worth putting on record. t
NY “ Have “just returned home, after five In the Analects of Confucius, under the
: weeks’ up-country journeying, and must section “Concerning Government,” there is
: start out to-morrow morning for another a profound saying, the translation of j
wes six days. Quite a number of our churches which runs: ‘The Master said: If the
S are enjoying a season of refreshing with people be led by laws, and uniformity be
ae most inspiring results. We are carrying sought to be given them by penalties, they
BSS on an aggressive campaign in a lot of big will avoid the penalties, yet lose the sense
ee villages. The people listen to the Gospel of shame. But if they be led by. virtue
Eee : as never before in my experience. When (moral excellence), and uniformity be
: all the preachers have talked themselves sought to be given them by rules of pro-
; out. the people sit on, and, like Oliver priety, they will retain their sense of
- Twist, ask for more. The numbers attend- shame, and moreover will become good.’
ise ing these services are without precedent. Taking the opportunity of the magis-
pe We are all praying that this may prove trate’s visit: to the Mission, I remarked on
5 the beginning of a great religious. move- the standing of our numerous churches in
oe ment. Pray with us, please. his district, and said that it was recognized
oe ; that our work made for peace and good
2S Our friends will not disregard the order. Quick almost as thought came the
ec closing appeal. We cannot calculate Chinese official’s reply, first, the quotation ‘}
Be the measure of blessing which will rest from Confucius given above, and then the
ma upon the work abroad as the result of pera e arp lcanon: By. your labours
ee : rue religion the people
— our prayer at home. By this means we are led by virtue; that is your share; my
a become not merely supporters and share is to maintain “uniformity by the
Fa spectators but actual participators in the rules of propriety ”; we are co-workers.’”
word abroad. When the chee aval This testimony reveals how wide is
aS in prayer the salvation of the world will the effect of Christian missions, and that
ee be ‘near. the result gained cannot be measured
Be ; a ae merely by counting our churches or our
= . converts.
— = = : A Word to Our missionary income
— Lee Our Collectors. depends chiefly upon
= | sal ) ee our missionary collec- t
- Bes gae ae , tors, and ‘their task this year is beset 5
ate ee es ? | with unusual difficulties. It would be
re & _ simply calamitous if they allowed any
‘ ee _ hg | ' other claim to lessen the result of their
i ASA eet = labours. We therefore appeal most
kee i at oon We} , earnestly to all our collectors, young and
peel a ‘ eee EY old, to resolve at whatever cost.to secure
E 9) ee) 6—)CCSCSC~—~—Cs as much money for ur missions as in
Se ee ef former years, and, if possible, even \,
8) Ae ee ———=<“—~t~S*sS«éCmore. «= The future of our missions
eee Peni e sr: 2 emer hs eee , depends upon this being done. We also
: appeal to our subscribers to encourage
oe _ the collectors by a ready response, and, }
Bete ' if possible, by increasing their sub- [
Mr. and Mrs. Mimmack, See
j Who started for East Africa, Jan. 22nd. scriptions.
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The Training of Workers, Wenchow
A Country I attended the mission- because of the war. Let every church
Church. Sets ary anniversary in one follow this example, and rise to the ;

E an Example. of our wayside chapels - Same average per member, and our in-

i in Devon; Thornhill- come would be more than doubled, and
head, in the Shebbear Circuit, where the the results on the foreign field would
contribution for missions amounts to be multiplied a hundredfold.

E over £22, and an average of more than ‘hanks. Hearty thanks are given

i 10s. per member, several of the mem- fo the two. friends whe

i bers being farm labourers. — I was given have anonymously sent a concertina in

f the assurance that the missionary in- response to the wish expressed by Rev.

i come should not be allowed to drop F. J. Dymond.

: The Training of ae tbe |
Workers, Wenchow. Rev. T. M. GAUGE.

HE training of preachers was the THEOLOGICAL. STUDENTS.
7 supicct of ae aye The present year is the first _to see
on the part of our Missionary young men from the Wenchow Mission —-
Ce last year, and oe yee. cane up to the university centres ex-
ave the announcement of our Mis- pyressly for theological training. There
sionary Treasurer's munificent endow- dre two: the first, Yao Ji Shung, being
men of ten Theological Scholarships. a Nanking ; avid the Sesofte Tung
The strategic centre of the missionary Ngoh Ling, being at Peking. ‘

: campaign in China lies in the matter of es f Mr. Y

the training of workers. Other phases At the beginning of 1915 Mi. x40
of missionary activity may be more pic- went up to the Nanking Theological
torial, but they cannot compare in im- College. We should have preferred to
portance with the work of training, for send him to Peking, but, at that time,
it contains the very root of the ultimate the educational standard set. at pene
success of our missionary enterprise. WS prohibitive, so he entered at Nan-
Protestant Missions in China number king and has already taken the first
their adherents at 400,000. Without half-year term. Dr. Price writes very :
the Chinese teacher and leader how can favourably of his work. Mr. Yao is the
these thousands obtain the teaching and $0? of Christian parents and received
guidance they so much need? tn-ours 2 elementary education in our Mission
Wenchow Mission there are 10,000 School, which he left to follow his
Christians. What are two or three mis- father's trade. Dr. Plummer claims to
sionaries among so many? Thus, at. have discovered him, and may well
| the present time—to put it as gently as take pride in the fact, for Mr. Yao is
possible—the outstanding need of our a young man of strong Christian chiar-
evangelistic work here is training for acter and quite exceptional gifts. Until
preachers and members. Hitherto Bible his departure for Nanking he was the
Schools of ten to fourteen days’ dura- OVINS spirit in the Sunday School and

tion have been conducted once or twice CE. Society. He is great at two things,
a year in the circuits, for the benefit of Viz. teaching and organising ; and i8 so
the local preachers. A minority of our keen, that, being quite young, he is in-
paid preachers have received specific clined to look askance at anyone who

training for their vocation. The pre- does not immediately see eye to eye
sent article is a statement of three plans, with him. There is little doubt that, if
additional to the local preachers’ Bible spared, to us, this young man_ will do :
Schools, now used in the Wenchow Mis- great things in the Wenchow Church.

: sion for the training of paid and volun- Mr. Tung, our second student-
tary workers. preacher, has just started at Peking,

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ee under the care of Dr. Candlin. As a Chapman speak of the need of theologi-
| U.M. student from the Wenchow Mis- cal training in Wenchow, that Mr. Tung
sion he will mingle with the U.M. stu- is now able to go to Peking.
dents of the N. China Mission. Mr. Thus it seems that our present ar-
: Tung is a Christian of the third genera- rangement for theological students is to
~ tion. He held the Thompson Memorial send them away for training. Yet
Scholarship at the Wenchow College Wenchow is a district isolated by its
; until he graduated last year. Whilst at notorious dialect. Chinese from other
the College he did good work in the parts coming to Wenchow | stand
ee) Boys’ Sunday School, conducted by the aghast and say they never heard such
Bs College Y.M.C.A., and in the Students’ barbarian talk, albeit to the “old Wen-
é Weeknight Service, where indeed, when — chowite” it is the sweetest-sounding of >
wee he was but fifteen or sixteen, he was China’s many dialects. But it makes a
wont to deliver himself of eloquent dis- Theological College, worked in con-
Bee courses, chiefly in the allegorical style. junction with the existing Wenchow E
Se During the former half of this year he College, a desideratum. Seeing that for
a has proved his mettle by doing the work some time to come the majority of our
a of schoolmaster and assistant pastor at accepted candidates for the ministry will
mS Lin-Z, one of the leading churches of be men of elementary education, taken
sS the Clear Music Circuit. Heisa young from the plough and the shop, and
: - man of good promise, sensible and un-. speaking only the local dialect, it would
: assuming, and is marked out as a bea grave mistake to plan to have all
yee preacher possessing an inherited gift of theological training done for us at ;
ee rapid and effective delivery. It is Union Colleges situated in the north of
= _ through the kindness of Mr. W. Mallin- China. This our Missionary Committee
% son, who had heard the Rev. H. T. has recognised, but regrets that funds
SY a pyre ee are not available yet for the
Ree Fn ee eee eee | establishment. of a Wenchow
vs ts ee i ddey ey oi pute ih Theological College. May that
Bei oe ee eer eee ees §=6cday soon come! Meanwhile, men
ee oy ge hata Peer Ts ee ie ay. )
one ewe Wie eee §=6like Yao and Tung, who are well
= ae ee eee = able to take advantage of Union
x rs Be SS: ee ea =~ Catered § Colleges, we shall continue to
a! OO Re eee Vp §=— send to Peking or Nanking. We
: m7 ee eee «are anxiously waiting to learn
E ee me eS a “gee §=how many Scholarships are being
oe — ane a eee) allotted to Wenchow.
xSS a a ee DELEGATES TO SUMMER BIBLE
a ee i es Pee SCHOOLS.
a & Bere i pee ae Ever t tral
Se ada ie ype ad y summer, at some centra
a Be oa (ite )=oplace in China, Union Summer
— mm & Schools are held, drawing stu- y
et Be "i ag ce - Seep dents from ten or more of the :
eee Hee eas ie ig a nearer provinces. This is a plan
a a hl lls of trainnmg workers for Sunday
Me a Sees §=6oand Adult Schools, of which the
or be i — | ae Wenchow Mission first availed it-
oS ea ae self last year, when Yao Ji Shung :
ee Be Sree: - eee §=went to Pei-Tai-Ho. This year
| 3 one ee te Pe ok. an Adult Bible School Confer-
i tt Oe see uy eres ence was held at Kuling, to
; | Me i os is Ss which the Mission sent as a dele-
ee chite BP ep Niet reps ee —— 4 / gate Mr. Dzing Ko Jue, one of ,
al ate Sere Ga SAN our best young men. The period \)
an es ; ES 7 of study is one month, and
eat these picked students are taken
He Mr, Yao(Nanking). ee Me Caiaee trough a number of text-books
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at a pretty quick rate. Lectures also are hundred “ characters,” became greatly
delivered by Chinese and foreign church conscious of his limitations.
leaders on various phases of church life. The Rev A. Eh Sharman hit thewagke
The studies a et ee Vere eo the when the appealed at the Exeter Con-
student, but our delegate not only came ference for help in training local
through all. the set examinations with preachers, We ee limited By lacs ae
flying colours, but also worked up some funds. However, a venture was made
outside subjects connec sas pute this eaniiierto Soe at Sccitie training:
day School work, and took his diploma ‘ : ! Peete ear one
in these also. (It is impossible for a more thererpe tan ta pose Pe
mere foreigner to describe the awe and preachers The Lie the TOM ans
rapture that a diploma Pee ae the two months’ Summer School for six se-
Chinese mind.) At Kuling he was. jected young men. Mr. Yao who, on his
as seuss Ene fe ourcrenes on tis return from Nanking for his vacation, had
Methodist Mission, Wenchow, and ap- ari ee Se ee ee ue
poate have mee ssn ofan the teaching, and eladly agreed. Mr.
ling: has fate ihc: fo : a ae: Tsie, the school master of the Boys’
through him for the Mission in his work ee eh, a seme fe oO
in the College, Y.M.C.A., Boys’ Sunday Entre Gale
School, and a recently-formed evening achieved Wes oe fa ses
a for Beeeees ane ape tudy for cluded Theology, New Testament In-
ie one cannct speak wees Phe troduction, Church History, Homiletics,
. ‘ : and the Chinese literary language.
ae See ee soe & ie Students and teachers worked with en-
Bee ciiGe Tto ga hitched me eG thusiasm, and the results were remark-
ee OF ait BY Se SR eine able. At the conclusion questions were
Pala or Pang P Chis pinan’s Seholae: set, and, when one remembers that at
Bae lia Colle is ie Bene Sus the commencement of the school it was
ae éf Nath erates The Mission impossible for these men to compose
demves much good every was fuer. chic and write out a decent answer to a set
: . : uestion, one must say their papers are
pan a pee ae a ce x wer good. . Two THEE ie = ridicu-
nually to a central Summer School. lously short time, but it has sufficed not
WENCHOW SUMMER SCHOOL. only to increase their knowledge of the
subjects studied, but, what is very 1m-
ae Betyg local prrechess Sars it has opened the door af the
ission are tarmefs ~ literary language, which previously
aa workmen, usually of commendable seemed for ever closed to them. Many
a que ce ifferent schooling. With 46k written on Biblical and allied sub-
‘ only the slightest chances of picking up jects now come within their reach.
a little “education” it is wonderful how py oubtless they are feeling, in their way
ee improve themselves. - Yet none 44+ it is to stand upon B “peak ie
ee ae Boe ai eee Darien” with a new world of unknown
1911 Revolution, when for a period the possibilities stretching before them.
searchlight of public attention turned on The success of this first Summer
the Christian Church and its pulpit, the School. encourages us to plan for a
“literati” came to the services to listen. school of some twenty men next suim-
The humble “L.P.,” with his couple of mer and to look out for the necessary
Pe Se eS Andes Already a uumber. of appucas
* Not many missions in China have premises tions have comc in. The cost, per-man,
eoey pate for cuauey School purposes. We for two months, including food, books
ave an adult attendance of about 320 every Sun- - Be H SET Ga ane
day, and, in addition, an Intermediate Depart- ae ee is about oh which a a
ment for Boys and a Primary Department, all in ar. e can expect ‘that some wul
full working order. be able to help a portion themselves.
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: For others this is not possible. Absence at the College, and Mrs. Gauge at the
| from their work for two months is in_ Girls’ School, with their home duties as
itself a difficult undertaking. Some well, have their hands very full. There
Res 410 will be needed. Who can help to- is a great and happy, though arduous,
a wards the expense of one man? field open to the lady who can devote
| Finally, it will be noted that in the herself to the teaching and training of
; above three plans there is no reference the women of the Wenchow Mission.
ma] to the training of women. Ina Mission In the first place, they badly need en-
like this, remarkable for the number of lightenment, and, in the second piace,
women members,* this is, to say the there are many of them who are really S
| least, a great pity. This department of eager to study the Word of God and to
Ss the work, even if it be only the organis- understand more fully the wonderful —_
a ing of an occasional Bible School, re- Gospel of our Lord.
quires. a lady to do it. Mrs. Chapman SoS .
Bee SSeS aide OS eo aks BOO WEL Since the above was written Mr.
et shou say we have some o, women ad- 1 iW : 7
sy i herents. The Wenchow City Women’s C.E. pee oe cen eed. i Wonk of see
pel i numbers over 70 members. There are 170 women ures to Sun ay, : SCHOO! WORKELS;, a
— in the City Sunday School.—T.M.G. preachers; which has led to a re-
oe A photograph of the Women’s C.E. willappear Vival of earnestness, and the adoption
s next month.—Ep. of methods of reform.
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3 : Bible School Conference, Kuling, 1915.
; ee HH (The figure with folded arms about the centre is Mr. Dzing, the Wenchow representative.—T.M.G.) ;
1 ‘
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The Burial of the By the |
Rev. S. Pollard. Rev. F. J. DYMOND. ~
E lay in his coffin in “the five- reaches the foot of the open grave. He

B pound house,” and on Sunday, but looks in and bursts into a paroxysm
September 19th, was carried to of grief until I go and lead him across *
his last resting-place away upon the to the centre of the crowd. Poor
hillside overlooking the valley he loved. Stephen Lee! I know, as you know,
Nearly four hundred scholars formed in that there lies your best friend, the man
procession and a large number of adults. who has championed you when others
A few tried to sing, but it is hard work were not so appreciative. He cried as
when a lump rises in the throat despite if his heart gould pen and a rose
every effort to suppress it. and gave one of the finest tributes to

When he first came this way only the Me Folland s Memory that could possi
very basest songs were: sung, but now e given. or Stepnen knows the early
what a number oF Zion’s armonies are days of our wee Mission, and has been
ringing through the land. To-day is a most intimate with Mr.: Pollard all
day of tears, red eyes and sobbing ; it’s through the years. 3
hard to sing following the coffin of dear — That night men stayed upon yon hill-

Sam Pollard. side watching near the open grave, and

Away up through the maize fields he 5° for a few successive nights, lest the
was carried, the Chinese carriers wailing tomb be rifled. Among sapling oaks, :
a dirge as they trot along until the place surrounded by Miao graves, he hes.
is reached where the members have Mr. Hudspeth was to ill to attend; he
themselves dug his grave and lined it had to be content to see his coffin pass
athe bricks: his window. How. he had learned to

eet love Sam Pollard! f

He is ours, let us bury him and pay every Mr’. Evans: erected=a . cross “atthe
| item of expense ; coffin, bearers, tombstone, grave, so that the site might be seen at
for we loved him more than our own father, 3 distance. He rests beneath the

and he was ever kind to us.” shadow of the Cross!

Around the grave we gather after his We shall miss that cheery presence
remains have been lowered, a crowd of greatly; he toiled assiduously through-
twelve hundred with faces wet with tears out the twenty-nine years of his mis-
that must come. Singing and prayer sionary life. Many who never before
were followed by short testi- s
monies and tributes to the :
memory of the hero fallen in ~ :
his trench at last. Presently , Bon
a tall old Miao stands upon a li, Be a
form, one of the very first’ gay ee Sa RS: ats oo Oe,
to “strike the trail” to the —ae ess SoBe pele evap ated ee Vn oy

| Cross, a leader among his = Bae Pos & < mS OS iT ae ce
fellows. He ‘spoke but a | a ae at eo Beal | Oa o,
few words, then came down /itehe GoNeS WF EERE fees
and crouched upon the PRM) (Mig ie. AA emer s
ground near my feet sobbing as oe 8 Ee ake é Syd hes ge
as if his heart would break. wT ie ae oe Orcas epee Se
De Oey an ane ek fog CN neers
ne love pee tos Blessed! (ese Ry as Oe ceag Sa oe RES seen On ree
the man who has the gift so [jgeuumerreemae te ;
ene the affection af these [iiauauame: Bd tis ES Za

As the service proceeds a Peas eS Ue peg ee
man, weather-stained, bare in Be en See eR *
sandals and -evidently just : ER OT LS

; from a long walking tour, The Open Grave, Rey. F. J. Dymond conducting Service. $
av ;



| | t
ey
a :
me i) es Noteworthy Helpers
’ heard the name of Jesus, first
heard it from his lips, for
he was eloquent either in
Ready (te SURE Chinese or Miao, and friends
oe See cist co cums, at home know something of +
sei ie cies ees aR siti on sell Ciara se ESC |p: “OU.
| "is power as a speaker in his
: h ER oa ES ona EGE cree aa We know Mrs. Pollard and
eo ee a eS ee hee: Houm SO neu nave, cae
ek ae ie. en > y 4 sympathy of the entire United E
— Lae eet a ee... aaa ea Methodist Church in this
‘3 pe Og eee Pe eat ae their very great sorrow.
, ed eee Be =e Ce? se “ies oe al s * held a special memorial ser-
a CC Ae Se< vice, when the chapel was
a coe ae Hane) Saee e bes) draped.in white, the entire
f a i ——Cimeembership appearing in
lO ee —Ssmourning. Mr. John Lee,
Ss fe ae eee eee §=6B.A, conducted a very im-
2 a m ——_ Bo cy | Ree oe pressive service.
— ; pe . 3 pee The photographs were
ostliee Bee aq . 2 eee | sttaken by Mr. Evans: we hope
we i Gani aD 2a Se eee §=tthey may give the friends an
= 4 ———_— ee id f th d
\ Ce ees DEN idea of the crowds.
8 faite ee ee pet Sey es Letters of tender sympathy
i oe Ho, ate ne eee oan =e) are coming from every quar-
Ss eye eee §=ter—Shanghai, Chungk’ing,
at Say a a : See Yunnan, Ch’en-tu—all speak- ,
a : iat cnet a, ee a ere ing in the highest terms of
a i & Miao preacher addressing the crowd around the grave. uu dear brother Pollard. ‘
: , fe $e — Noteworthy. Helpers.
ss ee 136. Mrs. Luke, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield 4s. +d. :
a Circuit. (See next page.) 1899 ee 3 er 6 2 0 &
a ua Your list of noteworthy helpers has con- 1900 eae tee tee 615 6
SS tained. many splendid records of service ren- 1901 a; ee ves 6 6 6
| - dered in the interests of our Missions. Among 1902 ie es ei 513 6
Pe aN - a subscriber to our Mission Funds Mrs. 1904 ep oa rb 6: 00) j
1 Luke’s name appears in the circuit record 1905 an m3 ae 5d 20 ee }
: ti since 1886. As a collector she has laboured 1906 ae se a 6 0 0 :
Be continuously since 1895. This year, there- 1907 “is ay ae hea e0:
i} fore, she attains her majority. She does not 1908 ee es aos 519 2
zo favour this publicity, but we cannot do less 1909 Bs es Se 518 0 ;
i} than recognise her valuable services, and 1910 A an a 6 0 0
; i thus extend hearty thanks and congratula- 1911 ash Ses Ses 6 4 0 :
ee tions. .As an example of untiring devotion 1912 2 a 2S 6 0 0 é
iE and sacrifice in this,,as in the general work , 1918 nes a os 6 0 0 :
i of the Church, she admirably commends her- 1914 Beka i eee 12.0)
{ Ws self. Mrs. Luke worthily serves her Lord. 1915 a nee id 8 3 6 t
oe MES a eae
; “i y 1895 ed ie9 De 5 18 10 : Total 4128 16 0 '
— 1896 Tete cate see BOLO AO eee
ea 1897 Seen Se Die pled 0 :
1SOB 4865... Sis be 6 0-0 —Per Rev. A. Booth.
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Noteworthy Helpers
137—39. A Family’s Noble Missionary per annum. In the year 1902, his brother,
| Record at Whitwood Mere. Norman Lee, undertook the work, and fol-
; eile 38 lowed it with encouraging results to 1908
Whitwood Mere, in the Castleford Circuit, nae SMS peek ;
: . 3 realising £14 4s. 10d., of an average during
~~ contains several devoted workers in the mis- s
; = the seven years of £2 Os. 8d.
sionary cause; as is shown in, the Annual 2 : é
Reports; but amongst such, the family of In 1909 the work was transferred to their
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bottomley is worthy Sister, Ann Elizabeth, who up to the present
of special mention. For an unbroken period has collected £8 2s. 8d., being an average of
of twenty-four years some oxe member has #1 7s. 1d. per annum.
F been a collector, and we are pleased to state These three young people combined have
~ that their interest in the work and devotion to thus raised the grand total of £41 5s. 4d. for
the cause_of Missions are still maintained. Home and Foreign Missions. They are all
There are three children, the eldest being actively interested in the work of our Whit-
, Joseph William, who commenced to collect wood Mere Church, along with their re-
in the year 1891 and continued until 1901, spected parents, the father occupying the
during which period he raised the sum of position of church secretary. g
£18 17s. 10d., or an average of £1 17s. 9d. —Per Rev. J. W. Davis.
ea ae OY, ; i fe a a oe
ae pana om ee Ae
Lay fe | Tae oe y
ge } e ei : poe ore _ Oe ae
} ey RNAR ee Sf ee
Ce Be vw fee Vii yk AR e
age ee Aso: Sal a \ | ee yy! Tae
: : er AN i ne y Bs: ‘ ees ee) is = 3S \\ 2 5 uw - = .
Bee BE Be Re ee eS
es hake 4 a de a a oe Ties +3 ee ae + me ee ese: eae |
Eye aes Sepdee rf , nes se N Pe Cogn s . te : Bee |
Bie ese LM ANN SS NP Pe OS : : : Bee hee . Poe ee |
ee Me ey. re a 2 ae ate es {
ane ; Ce eS a | 5 : i ee
i ae ye gett th ae ee eR ae eg ae : ekg eet! | getnscnrens 3 ies j
a AG in Rs \Qy) Riakicelaadaelieals ee , ie Esme eak arco a | :
ee af Ca? SSS Bk , : Sen e
Bo oe a me eee «dea ee “Gee ee a.
bi me ay Be AN ihe MMS a : : eee ke ae
Na i A a tee 7 et ae } : a iS
itt sae aa Pie ee keer a S| ; 3 ete :
gure teen ihe chine i Ae as. Fe Recribirio : Ge ee =a
Peon re ee i A i ‘ erase 5 ——<) °
Siete aoe vn oye ae bo tet ae 4 , : a |
poten ooh Bassas age Hees ie) i : + oes . ; | .
ed ee ee of ae,
ee a fe .hUUSU tli Ps oa ie ae
a ae ne Beas kG ee
: sree eee marae 2: 2 ae a ae ee
. ene io ee “4 Pe rer ;
eee oe i LN 2 ee ces AERBERSE SES Sa :
é norgeresrse e me: ; : 137—39. Mc. Bottomley, Norman, and
136, Mrs, Luke. Ann Elizabeth, Whitwood Mere.
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| t
re, |
_ The Student By the Rev.
e e ~
| Christian Movement. F. R. CRADDOCK.
Bet DAY OF PRAYER: FEBRUARY 27th.
tet | = the spore ee this ticle to in many churches special sermons are
: ring before the minds of our. preached: in some towns, also, where
el people, particularly those who have there are several different colleges, a
A come to realise the great importance of united Communion Service is arranged.
missionary activity, the existence of a Thus the work is held up by the prayers
world-wide movement whose power and of the Church. This Day of Prayer has
= possibilities are almost beyond concep- been abundantly blessed in past years,
— tion. Into the romance of its rise and and will be again if Christian people
. development it is impossible to enter faithfully remember it.
see here, but that God's seal has been set The importance of observing this day
Si upon it everyone acquainted with its is clear for several reasons. In the
a achievements knows. Silently it has student classes we have the business
Ss worked in this country, and among over men and employers, the statesmen and
ee forty other nationalities till nearly every foreign officials, the teachers, doctors,
Eke college and university in the British jmissidnaries, ministers and clergy of the
_ Isles; and very many all over the world, future. To influence them for Christ is
have members in local Christian Unions to influence thousands of others also
: s which, through their own national move- who will be affected by their lives.
eecie ments, are federated in the World Again, the proportion of Christians
pos Student Christian Federation, of which among the students of Europe who
ie Dr. John Mott is the Secretary. have been faithful to the call of sacri-
Sf ; At the present moment the Student fice is very great, and these men require
Movement is ministering to 15,000. and deserve our thoughts and prayers.
— women and—the War notwithstanding Not only so, but the students who '
Bt —15,000 men in the colleges of this remain deserve the means of Christian
— | country, with the following Aim and eevee and he. cuPer nae. to
= Basis: study Christian truth which the Student
— “To lead students in British Univer- Movement has afforded in the past.
sities and Colleges into full acceptance his work needs increased support if it
of the Christian Faith in God—Father, 1s to continue effective; though the
— Son, and Holy Spirit; to promote Whole work of the British Student Move-
A | among them regular habits of Prayer ment can be carried on at about the
oS and Bible Study; to keep before them cost of a Cabinet Minister.
aaah the importance and urgency of the evan- For the sake of the 30,000 students in
— gelization of the world, the Christian our own Colleges, of the students all
ae ih _ solution of social problems, and the per- over the world, of our missionaries, of
— meation of public life with Christian the future leaders of the nations, the
a ideals; and to lead them into the fel- moulders of destiny, let us pray and
lowship and service: of the Christian give; one our own lives in turn will be }
: Church.” blessed.
eeu One could speak very enthusiastically 1 of its influence in the individual life ;
fs by cans oh study eile le Ms: WE deeply sympathise with the London
; | sionary, and social—quiet week-en Missionary Society in their crisis — which
| retreats, conferences and summer camps, they are wisely facing boldly. If the income
its literature, the means it offers of js not increased by about 25 per cent, they
| friendship and intercourse with men’ must reduce their expenditure by £10,000
- : and women of every religious denomina- pe eon os limit given fe the Congte:
sod 1 i gationa nurches wails Jan. dlst. e accu- 4
: Pou And Every. ae Bee. mulated deficiency at present is £23,000. If °
—— The last Sunday in February is now the desired increase be not secured it is
| observed throughout the world asa Day decided that the Society shall withdraw from ,
. of Universal Prayer for Students, and Calcutta and District.
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sor-g, iB ey
kh gc» Se 5 Vir aN
fil ea if ‘Che Wo i, le oe . fh
IS SN PA A UN
D Geass MBs ee

Gli OV VOMENS/Allyxaile Arye | S
By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
HIS month I have pleasure in he entered a monastery, in a_pictur-
6 handing you the following letter esque spot amidst the mountain fast-
from Mrs. F. J. Dymond, which nesses of the province of Kuei-cheo, :
will be read with interest by all who “there to win. emancipation, and .be
study these pages: : found worthy to be born again into the
presence of Buddha, and share his per-
Dear Mrs. Hall, fection.” His widow says: “It’s a pity —

I am afraid I am too late for the you didn’t come sooner for him to have
time you wanted this. My mind has heard the Gospel; he would have
been continually thinking of Stone believed it to be just the news he
Gateway since I heard of Mr. Pollard’s wanted.. I dont believe in people turn-
death, and I really did not seem able to ing Buddhas; but some people have to
sit down and write: it was all so un-_ be all one thing or all the other: some
expected. Perhaps if I tell you some- all for the next world, never a concern
thing about some of the women who about this; some all for this world,
regularly attend the Bible class in never a concern about the next.” Thus
Chaotong it will be of help. I shall may selflessness become selfishness; a

have to do it very briefly, as your space _ travesty of individualism. | Buddhism
is limited, so I will speak only of two worked out in the actual life is not
of the oldest members. One of the “Love your neighbour as yourself,” but
most regular comers is a keen-eyed old “Save yourself, love yourself, do good
lady over seventy years old- A widow to others, only if thereby your own
of fifty when she first heard the Gospel merit is increased.” The son of this
twenty years ago, she was the first to old lady is the first evangelist we had
burn her idols and witness publicly for in our mission. He is still one of our
the new faith. It was not an easy most trusted men; on the street, in the |
thing to do; and when the flames preaching shop, guest _ hall, market-
wreathed around her idols she nearly place, he steadfastly witnesses to the :
fainted with fear. A great dread held power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, :
her; perhaps those spirits that in some _ that Gospel his father just missed.

- misty form invest these idols with awe, Another of the earliest to learn the :
would come and visit her with calamity. Gospel was.a woman who first came 4
She laughs at it now, and says, “It is bringing a tiny baby grandson to be
only a doubting heart that sees devils; cured of disease. On learning nothing .
my fears have all gone, for I have could be done for it, she ran out and
proved God.” “Her husband had been threw it on the door-step. She came
a devout Buddhist, and had spent much back saying she was afraid the devil,
time in fastings and penances trying to who was snatching the baby, might
get peace. He used to say, “I feel we harm us; but we need not fear, as he
shall have clearer light sometime: we could not turn back. From that day,
shall not be always seeking and never now more than twenty years ago, she
finding; some day we shall find.” He has been one of our constant learners,
went on a pilgrimage, and at last dis- and for many years one of our most
appeared without settling up his busi- active workers. It is most difficult to
ness, and left his family to manage as_ say whether a woman who first hears
best they could. So little was he en- the Gospel at middle age is ever quite
grossed with the affairs of this world, free from the haunting impressions

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a The Work of Our Women’s Auxiliary
. gathered during her more plastic years, London, E.C,, at 1 5 for Is, 25 for
| but the woman who can give as her 1s. 6d. 50 for 2s. od. '
testimony, “I know no fear of devils “More things are wrought by prayer
— now, God has saved and God keeps than this world dreams of,” therefore
a me, 1s a most powerful appeal to her Jet us pray, and pray more earnestly
S| heathen sisters. She has been, more than ever, that God’s Kingdom may
5 than any other woman, the means of come in the earth.
Meeks. spreading the Gospel. She prayed and. ~
— preached to the people in the village MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING.
oe |i where she was born, near Stone Gate- Hymns:
— way, till almost every household in that Soldibrs “OF thei Crece GHeele
oa village took down its idols. Now a , @
ae chapel is built there, and many baptized, Stand up! stand up for Jesus.
3 while her son is the schoolmaster and “Lead us, O Father; in the paths
Be preacher amongst the Miao at Stone of peace.” \:
SS Gateway. When I was coming away, Scripture : Acts i 1—14.
es she said, “ You will try and get a preach s ;
ay ing hall and school at that village, won’t Praise: For the precious memory of
i you? There are such a number of women _ those who have lived and sacrificed their
SS interested there; I'll pray on like I did lives in the service of the heathen ; and
ey - before, and I know it will come to pass Sore a eniit a Ss ae i
ee some time.” — - anima: 1
=~ These are only two women amongst devotion. Also for progress in the
| scores, mothers of our evangelists, and Tientsin Circuit, China. é
aS school children. Bible work amongst — Prayer: That the spirit of interces-
es the women is making its appeal, and sion may be poured out upon our whole
= with much success amongst some of the Denomination, and that we may see
2) noblest types of womanhood to be greater triumphs in grace in the mission
SS found in heathenism. These womenare held both at home and abroad. And
a now without any worker amongst them _ that all our missionaries may be guarded
— either native or foreign, yet women’s and sustained in their work.
— work is of supreme spoT ence. beers
Se i can be no permanent work, unless
S women’s work is vigorous and active. THE WOMEN’S MISSIONARY CALENDAR. .
a | The home is. the’ vital< point, and The claims on our space month by
— women build the homes. month are so great that we can only say
ee i} Yours sincerely. a few words about the admirable pro-
saa Maup M. DyMonpb. -: duction issued Py he eee for ae
— resent year. The idea is excellent, an
ia NOTES. Ee been carefully embodied. We be-
a By this time many will be aware of lieve the demand has been great, but
S PN the formation of the Missionary Prayer we imagine it will be greater next year.
oll Union, which is intended to stimulate We regret the omission of the names of
ce the practice of prayer for missions. I the circuits of those who sent quotations,
oe “sincerely hope that this object will be and that the figures for the days are too
a achieved, and that very many will join small—but these are small blemishes in
i this Union. Leaflets have been issued a well-conceived piece of work.
| giving weekly prayer topics for 1916. fey eee
SI ie These are convenient in size, and taste-
i fully got up. I should like each branch TEE Re TSS
SG igork 1 tisrousty bor Gal ace BITE MOSTEN WORE
5‘ : 3 :
our own members, but also among all Amidst face Seg ent oe th the
the members of their Churches. January number we have read with in-
: The topic cards are one penny each, tense pleasure Hew Christ Won my
ce and are supplied by the U.M. Publish- Heart,” by an Indian convert.
y ing House, 12 Farringdon Avenue, * Quarterly 1s. 35 John Street, Bedford Row, W.C.
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las SAS
sg ays Lo ZA “ e IS :
pas, Ja RS Ny) | BPS
be” (ISSIOMEIRY Sex |)
Moa (CISsloimal Wana
Wo o SCO ° JOY
X \ o SANG 6) ; ED & :
o r° 5 bas CS fANti\ S
ey VD “I think the word sacrifice’ A ANS:
CEFELOO” ought never to be usedin Christ's “ao
service.” —James Chalmers. z
Sabbath Musings at
e ° By the Rev.
Hsien Shui Ka, eo
e e e e fF. B. TORNER.
Tientsin Circuit. .
HE closing hours of a busy Sunday important position, and is exceedingly
oT always send my thoughts home-_ well equipped; the premises, a comfort-
ward: at this hour in England it able chapel for worship, and, at the
is noon and we shall be spoken of other end of the town, a public preach-
around some dinner tables: so let me_ ing hall being provided entirely by Mr.
tell those who think of us something of Chang Feng Lung; who also pays the
“the daily round, the common task” of preacher’s salary, and carries on at his —
missionary life. own charges a good boys’ school.
In coming to visit this station I have We had a nice company of members
travelled the cheapest jour- _
ney in my experience. For 2 : S Teas
long the place was only ac-
cessible by road from Tient- Ee
"sin: it is on the river about
half way to Taku, but travel | + e He
by ordinary boat would take | fe
too long. Lately, however, See ae
two shipping firms, one | ea
Chinese and the other | nf) ae ae nh
French, have been running | ewe a. a
small steamers, and, with a | | ad Fi) yy 4
view to driving each other | [| a) | :
off the river they have kept | | a ‘a
on reducing the fares until |: ae 4 NS ry
now they ask only ten cents | - “Smee 7 ~N
a passenger (about 24d.) for es meme Ce Some RN. eateries! :
the voyage of 15 to 20 miles. -=—— an) gual |) RRMA” seal” omen 3 a
The natives are enjoying |*2t% : it eS "Rape “ft Be iia
the joke: they are travelling 33 4¢ "laamn " Siew © Glee — he
in hundreds, and it was a (RRR sigiNeese its cimiie=s)y oc eee, en
tight fit on the four hours PS ne ne ae
steamer journey here. here: org SS oe ae oe
To-day’s’work has been [323950 0) eee ee
full of interest, as indeed the bee Sees OE A Be ee
work of an evangelist always creasing wareaw on routo for onion, (hen FB. Turner
is. This station is in an a city Church, ee 4
Marcu, 1916.



i 1
s i Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
— from the town and adjacent villages at And this, only Christ can give. __
| the preaching service and an audience This is the burden of our preaching
. of some 50 or 60 at the public preach- here and now: I beg our friends at home
1H ing ‘hall in the late afternoon. to follow our work with their prayers,
4 I find that the recent experiences of that our labour may not be in vain.
é China and the impression they have pro- Our host here is, as is well known, a
23 duced on the Chinese have made the Very earnest Christian, and a most
«aa people more ready to listen to our mes- Se Canicbadl hae fr the his consider
— sage. . The humiliation of being com- @D4€ Contributions to the regular» €x-
Beit pelled to yield to the demands of so Penses of this circuit, he has liberally
= much smaller a nation—as Japan is— aided projects for extension in other
ae seems to have awakened a national con- parts of the mission: and he recently
sciousness and a feeling that all the ad- ranges ie tte $1,600 (nearly eee ng
: vances of recent years have so far failed ¢ Jnvested Lor the support of students
oS to gain for China the place amongst the ‘alming in Peking for the preaching
nations for which she is fitted. staff. -
— There has been an eager crusade for + Heirs one oon boca) ene
a the “salvation of the country,” and it 4S 15. Stat oP th 2
ee will be seen how that helps a missionary, oO Not ab Ames eu Dart ase 1 a5
S to drive home the truth that “neither is Ob contenb wath Whe Usa): POvslon
i there salvation in any other” than in of tea on my arrival from a hot journey,
: “Ml Jesus Christ. hey brought Nate and S048 and (ove
ot . ae for a wash, and an English mug full o
ee be pee we AEE eo ee water, with a Zooth-brush standing in it,
a of hearers here fo das —as ever safe .e andia.box of * Anest:' teorhpamder:
= else lately—shows that it is the Tees = Twill not: say. Whats when lett to: my
Sy } fae the inde : 8 ablutions, I did with the tooth-cleaning
a EN Ge Se: anise? Coun cea appliances: here is a “problem of con-
— | ae usm duct” such as [ see in the “ British
ian has sane Sees eae pat 1S Weekly,” which is kindly sent to me.
— 2 Rat BR: 5 ue ae as nob ae ut a { should like to receive from some of our
= ere i eae c ees oor young people at home their solution.t
R i a ree government do not make Remember, to a Chinaman, we must
= : above all things make an effort to be
What is wanted is a nation of 4o/jt¢
oS | changed, re-newed men and women, ee F. B.T.
= i amongst whom righteousness and truth © 2 __________
SSS and purity and unselfishness will be the ‘ cee 18 pe) Ee: ee een:
— most desirable things. the Editor whe: will forwaxdthe best tq Mr: Turhér-Ep,
—
= Through the By the
-_ Secretary’s Field-glass. Rev. ©. STEDEFORD.
cae A Coincidence I am indebted to Mr. China. On September 17th, 1915, Mr.
and a Prophecy W. J. Luke, B.A, of Pollard died. On September 17th,
te Plymouth, for pointing 1888, he wrote a letter which reported
out an interesting coincidence and re- the formation of the first Church in con-
calling an early utterance of Rev. S. nection with the mission, and the fol-
Pollard which, in the light of later de- lowing extract from that letter breathes
: velopments, reads something like a pro-. the spirit of prophecy. They were
Wey phecy. On September 16th, 1888, the holding a ten days’ mission and spent
first Chinese converts were received a whole night in prayer. The next day
— ae into fellowship at Yunnan Fu, and the he wrote as follows:
first Church was formed in connection “Our night of prayer was a glorious
with the Bible Christian Mission in time—I shall never forget it. Our room
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was filled with glory, and I had a mani- The With the assured hope
festation such as I had never epalized te Prophecy mentioned above, burn-
fore. The glory came down and so filled Mn Vf . : .
me that I felt the Holy Ghost from my Falfilied ing like an unquench-
: i" Sg a able fire in his. heart
head to the soles of my feet. It was . ,
about as much as I could stand, and for Mr. Pollard toiled on through the years,
a minute I thought I should faint or die. Many years which seemed almost barren
It was glory. I. can shout ‘ Hallelu. of result,and when faith and hope must
lujah’ now with a.right good heart. have been sorely tried. After 16 years
I had the sett at that meeting re we of toil the total membership of the mis-
are going to have thousands of souls. .
Mind, I believe that from the bottom of ieee: ie not nore ae 100. Neverthe-
my heart. Some people may say, ‘ He’s ess the vision of the thousands was
a fool.’ Let them: we’ll have our thous- always clearly seen by Mr. Pollard.
ands. ‘He’s gone mad.’ So be it: but Exactly 27 years after the vision was
we'll have our thousands. ‘ He’s young given Mr. Pollard died, when, largely as
and enthusiastic. ves glory be to Get the result of his labours, the mission in
am; and we'll have our thousands.
That’s a fact. _Wouldn’t you like to have Yunnan teports ps8 adult members,
been here yesterday to have seen the bap- J»112 Junior members, and 10,770 mem-
tism of our first three converts and thus bers on trial, a total of 17,340. Mr.
witness the formation of the first Bible Pollard was not mad when in 1888 he
Christian Foreign Church. The first was declared they would have the thousands.
an old man, Mr. Vanstone’s teacher, pro- His vision enlarged as the work grew,
perly saved. Gladstone says, ‘ Remember and with the thousands actually
Seno I say, Remember gathered in he saw the hundreds of
unnan, Sept. 16th, 1888.
thousands who are yet to come Are
ie cat eR Ne cscs A aN there still any seers among us, who can 5
|” gyre ore oe Pex sce these visions, and live and labour
Pigs Ate Fade ta es ga eae for their realization?
a Oe cate ay ia Rete) == A Conference of the missionaries in
2 Ne ase ES oe ae West China was held in 1908, and the
bate“, Mabe at See pp imurereieed most thrilling time of the Conference ;
Bie Lanta eeeare pet: ¢ ee ad aah oer
SER ee nD 2 Be YM Pees) was when Mr. Pollard related the com-
poner, cower ME ino of the th ds.’ I cull the foll
Bs MN Poy Kee. ba pakke: *; ing of the thousands. I cull the follow-
: ps Re —_* x fs ae ot ie ng from the report of his address :
Gath nd eee e =, ee “Tt was this way. Four men came into
pe Gap. | Sor ak our compound dressed as Chinese. They
lope? Wy << RASS y
e ig 8 ary yas said they had come to read books and to :
i es ON j ie learn about Jesus. They said they came
; es pa) S laa Oe from a Miao tribe. Next day five others :
aay ee i CS came. Next day, seven. Next day,
maier NS Buia eleven. = We received them all and put
ae ere i oe \ is Ww them all up. They told us there were
Bee - aes ae PIES 5 thousands more—that they were just the
cp Pier ma : - &. Degas scouts. And they came. I remember one
i 3 ee Of ~~ eR day we had in our place one thousand 3
[nay ae Seale j people. And we put 600 people in my
Leg ee. 1 ik _ house for the night. Why did they come?
Sg ; E NY gE wats 4 1 do not know. They wanted Jesus. é
(Oi, aie hy a +. pan Who Jesus was they did not know. One
Bye : Oo ae | took me for Jesus. I was humiliated to .
oo, ee WY think so. I was glad to think so. Glad
fae Sa Set Ge Var oe that some one was there to represent :
2a ae oy A ae Jesus. And we set to work to teach them.
eo : ew | Son Se . . . They had no books, no written
j a “Nae Sue language—nothing at all. And suddenly,
We eee ees SN EO Seas thousands of them wanted the new learn-
Pes ceent ee "aay Bas a many ad ing, and God helped us to give it. And
Be Ray Sarees en ae ia * now we have 4,000 readers. . . . They
Sat mei ea a Sc ae 5S don’t ask me jany questions about my
; FRIIS I Te ero Te eT country. They took me to be Miao, like
Ko Pu—three generations, [Rev. H. Parsons. themselves, and I let them think it. I :
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only wanted to get Jesus Christ into these to be known as the ‘Pollard Scholar-
Hi people, and, thank God, Jesus Christ is ship, the beneficiary to be a Miao stu-
up to date and on time, and He is in their dent recommended by the United
elt hearts to-day. . . . The best part of Methodist Mission.”
: : our work is amongst the women. We ethodist Mission. 3 . .
Hi have got the wives and the girls, and they We highly appreciate the spirit which
| are magnificent people. . . . I am- prompts this suggestion. At present
ee rather hard-hearted myself, but I fell in one or two of our Miao students are
ens * love with them. Whenever I appear on supported at the Chentu University by
the eae they give acne shate ne ae missionary workers there, and this pro-
meetings, an 'e o not aSK me ‘to take : of
eS Hit the shee and for . very good reason—you posal gives another proof of the wide-
ae cannot find a chair... . We start Spread sympathy excited by the work
aa k making the people missionaries. People among the Miao.
: are no good unless they are missionaries. Five pounds per annum would main-
> We have men who have been drunkards tain a Miao student at the West China
os iE who are now preaching Jesus. We also [Union University, and our friends at
a Have men who were wizards, and they home could not more wisely show their
fe { are preaching Jesus now. . . . I do : .
SS ie not stand here as a warrior. I stand here ©Steem for Mr. Pollard than in provid-
e as a war correspondent to report what 129 scholarships to be used in training
| the Great Captain has done.” Miao preachers.
ae - Proposed Rev. J. Taylor, who was Personalia. Rev. W. U. Bassett and
Sia Pollard Chairman of the West Mrs. Bassett safely ar-
Bee Scholarship. China Conference in rived at Mombasa on Dec. 27th, after a
Sa 1908, pays tribute to voyage of unusual excitement and strain
a. Mr. Pollard and his work in the Novem-~ on account of the dreaded submarines.
— ber issue of “The West China Mis- We rejoice with them in their being
eee} sionary News.” He recalls the vivid preserved amid these perils.
— . and impressive address given by Mr. Rev. A. H. Sharman arrived at Wen-
fot} Pollard at the Conference. He says: chow on New Year’s Day and was
a “But the man himself was the best ser- greatly cheered by the warm welcome
— mon: so unaffected, so genuine and so he received from his missionary col-
aa happy. There was no note of discour- leagues and the Chinese Church.
— agement in all that he said. He believed Rev. G. W. Sheppard writes very
ee in God and knew nothing of defeat. hopefully of the present outlook in
— | Then it was also evident that he be- Ningpo. Political changes were not
| lieved in the Miao. He had two or creating any disturbances in Ningpo.
a three with him, and after he had spoken Accessions to the Churches are not
ae and carried us all to the Mount of Vision numerous, but the -congregations are
— he called in his brothers from the hill- large and respectful. As far as he can
Sa side and sang with them, ‘There is a judge, Christianity is steadily winning
— fountain filled with blood” It was a to its side the minds and consciences of
ae IN grey day and the afternoon light was the people..
rte: : fading as they began to sing, but by the Principal and Mrs. Redfern and
- time they had sung the chorus for the their family arrived safely from Ningpo
Bee last time the light of the Cross of Christ a few weeks ago, and after considerable
filled our hearts.” anxiety both prior to and during the
As a most appropriate way of ex- journey home, report themselves well.
: pressing their esteem for Mr. Pollard Their address during furlough will be
and helping to perpetuate his work Mr. 1 Claughton Road, Colwyn Bay.
Taylor submits the following proposi- Mr. and Mrs. Mimmack reported
tion to his missionary colleagues in themselves safe as far as Marseilles on
West China: “May I suggest that their journey to East Africa.
ey the missionaries of West China, Rey. C. E. Hicks, who is returning to
irrespective of denominational affilia- Yunnan, has booked his passage by the
PRN A, tion, subscribe a sum of money “Kamo Maru,” which is expected to
K sufficient to found a scholarship in sail on March 11th. We pray for Mr.
the West China Union University, Hicks a safe and prosperous journey.
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My Journey Home 4)
*
after Twenty-Four Years. Mrs. POLLARD.
LEFT Chao-t’ong Oct. 1oth for them—will build the hospital, and the
| Yunnan Fu. The weather was missionaries wi guarantee ihe hospita’
dry and sunny, and Mr. Evans work to be se -supporting. na few
Sanothed away all our difficulties. He years stone cay ang Nosulang
was very kind. can be made sound and healthy. ere
I aay many changes in Yunnan Fu. is enough medical work amongst the
Electric light has taken the place of the tribespecnie to give a coeton ene
oil lamp. Foreign houses are being tion and happiness in this world an
erected. and there is a large import of a front seat in the world to come...
foreign goods. The C.M.S. is doing an } have received kind letters ot syn
aggressive work in the capital. pathy from representatives of the
oF met several raigeionaties at Hai- W.M.A. and others. I am preserving
phong. The French have given all these letters, so that our boys through
educational work into the hands of the them may know their father.
Portuguese, so the stream of Roman , . . :
Catholicism is strong, and Protestant Console # yor a Len pee
work feeble and difficult. But not all the preaching since Adam
At Hong-Kong I attended a Sunday Has made Death other than Death.”
School Union demonstration. The /

. large hall was crowded with natives. [We can understand how Mrs. : Pollard
The orchestra and the teaching of the could not allude to the great sad event of
children were largely in the hands of her life, except when the desire to express
well-trained Chinese. This is as it bet pheniks. 10 vant iri See AUG iS

eart. ome events e expression, an
should be. : ‘ especially in the.case of the chief sufferer.—
The levelling process at work in our £p,j

Eastern Colonies is interesting. It was
amusing to heat a Ceylonese relate the) aaa am ec eialias
history of Sir Thomas Lipton. He 9 Aye Bi Dae ee
told us what a small sum Sir Thomas | Loh i oy ll fT
gave for his plantations years ago, and | a ees Bef me | -. |
how many rupees they were worth now. ‘ fe ee Re :

: ® y ait ee se cate, Lo te Ae ot

The world is growing larger to these . i 59h Rye

natives. ap ee oe ey wa (NS

At Port Said we saw several pas- a ae ew
sengers who had been rescued from the | Le Pe Se Ses a
Japanese steamer. Some of them were | (yeeeeey Pewee =
passing through the Customs Office | / Mmmeet\ (Wome f 0 ”

shoeless. _ There was great disorder ; ke Se a eo? 4

after the “A la Colat” was fired. The | (ap ageee . 4 7 Bee See oa
engineers did not even wait to stop the | B= Et gee \ ee BB he
engines; consequently the lifeboats aa¢ Saget ON. en oe jie
suffered considerable damage. We [Ry 2c Py) SS yee Bae
took forty survivors on our boat—Cin- ™onganey 3,’ Ne ! | 4 ee
galese soldiers en route for London. [= 93 See (otk oc ee :
The “A la Colat” was a fine vessel. (eaRRy deat oa : ee
She sailed with us for a while after we pe. et ees
left Colombo. We anchored alongside Poe ee ee a
the “Persia” at Malta. There are [ie @ —e
25,000 wounded at Malta. Af § see Fe

After what has-happened I say with | «4 FR 1 PEN ee
all my heart that Stone Gateway alone | | DS es Re ie
needs a doctor. The people—the No- aaa gee ee ee ee
su, the Miao, and the Chinese gst EEE
etcetera te SSI ee A SSS Three of the nicest schoolgirls [The late S. Pollard

* Mr. and Mrs, Pollard were married in 1891.—Ep. under the sun.

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= Extracts frem an Appreciation i
: The late Rev. by Mr. E. J. Dingle, of
| Shanéhai, in the ‘‘ North
| Samuel Pollard. Chise Dalit Newer?
— THE Rev. Samuel thing and everybody Pollard was quite
mm Pollard was no ordi- content in the knowledge that he was
as nary man. He stands helping a downtrodden people.
le ee easily at the head of Yet his work had personal dangers
is Craca pioneer missionaries in for him. At the early stage of this
aan si vi ; the province of Yun- Miao work he was once left for dead by
= iy | nan, being a man of the landlord class of the people among
os unusual attainments, whom he taught. They accused him of
2 and his work among leading the Miao away from the recog-
S the people of that re- nised path of practical slavery. A
— tees gion is a reply to all mock trial was held, and Pollard was
= Rev. S. Pollara, Critics as to the effec- bound with ropes whilst sentence of
Ree : _ tiveness of mis- death was passed upon him. Later he
SS sionaries as civilising agents apart from was taken out, beaten with sticks and
ee their evangelisation. . generally maltreated, but managed to
~ : A man of magnetic character, a close escape into a gully in the mountain side,
a - student of human nature, of indomitable where he was supposed to be dead. He
: perseverance and unbounded optimism, had only a young Chinese with him, who
pol Bee he was destined to become a leader. succeeded in getting into touch with the
ee His success with the language was other foreigners some days away and
a quite exceptional—particularly was he thus saved the life of his teacher.*
— a master of colloquial Chinese. He
Sa understood the Chinese mind also, and ye ee ce ete .
. at for this reason endeared himself to tens Whilst I was, travelling with him, a
a of thousands of people in that north-east CUTOUS incident happened. He rose on
| corner of Yunnan, where his fame re- 2% particularly wet morning, and gave as
ia ener an excuse that he could not eat his
— His great work, however, was that T7OMuNS Male Vat he had Bad a: bad
Re i among the Miao. It was in this con- “ream. He had, he told me, dreamed
= nection that the present writer was that I had been served the same way
eS brought into touch with him, and was 2° he was served some years previously.
eS forced to admire the self-sacrifice of a /e had seen me murdered, and was
< | man so eminently suited for a success- powerless to move to help me. The
BSS ful life in any direction. Huis work took next night, at the same village, I
a him into unsurveyed regions where ordi- dreamed the same of him—an effect
<= | nary travel entailed the greatest priva- probably of the solitude of our wander-
= =©6©=E—— tion. On his journeys he lived with the 8°: I rose in the same way, only to
= | people—for the most: part they had 5©€ 4 Messenger come 1 breathless and
mo. il maize and buckwheat to offer. On one ‘alk wildly to him in Miao (of which
occasion I travelled with him ona three. | had only a slight knowledge). After
weeks’ trip in the mountainous country the, conversation I saw that Mr. Pol-
to the north-west of Chaotong. We /ard’s nerve was affected. THe ordered
would arrive at mere hovels to rest for the ponies to be saddled, hurried me out
the night—perhaps drenched to the skin of the house as he handed me my nice
of g for days together, for there was no way basin and chopsticks, and together we
of drying even our drenched pukai, but Ploughed down the steep decline with
no matter what the conditions Sam â„¢ud up to our waists. I remonstrated.
Pollard never got downhearted. He But Pollard replied, “If you stop, they
oe would roll into his wet bed, after the Will have us—they’re just over that hill’
crudest meal of maize cobs and dirty The hill was about eleven thousand feet
— water, playing on his mouth-organ above sea level, and the people he re-
BENS “There’s no place like home,” or some ferred to were aboriginal Nosu who ob-
such tune. And whilst.I reviled every- *See “ Tight Corners,” p. 161.—Ep.
Ss 3 38 :
Dax. é i
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The Pollard Script
jected to the foreigners’ presence up moved an intensely human figure from
among those mountain fastnesses. a country where his name will be re-

It was in one of these trips that he membered for generations to come, and
contracted the typhoid fever which has _ one whose work has done so much to
robbed his mission of one of its ablest put the world into touch with a little-
and most experienced members, re- known corner of China.

fe fe e@
- The Pollard Script.

T is known throughout our Church It was addressed to Dr. Bondfield, of
and to many outside that our late the Shanghai Depot of the Society.
friend translated into the Miao dia- “A day or two ago there arrived here

lect the Gospel of St. Mark. This was among the hills. two packages of the Acts
printed by the British and Foreign in Hwa Miao. We are all charmed with
Bible Society, and the first edition of the appearance of the book. We feel deep
3,000 copies was sent out in IQII. gratitude to your noble society for its
Another edition was soon in demand, cee of love and mercy: wiih ee the

d was supplied by the same expert je ac ead a astral ene Viena ee
an PPE. Dy: Tae ED on you are so great, and when the warring
and generous society. It was mentioned soldiers are giving their lives as sacrifices :
at the time that an.entirely new fount for their various motherlands, and all are

HWA MIAO.
S.W. China, Yunnan Province.
a Fe Te C5 On 12 1 gy. ot
“a < = v > ons ae
Do fobs Tey eee AS
ro
(CM he ae A
5° < -
Ae aap 2 Le Ole
John 3. 16.
The Pollard Script. © [(Favouredtby the:British!and Foreign Bible Society.
of type had to be prepared (which the looking to you for some help and strength
society readily undertook), in conse- to enable them to face the terrible risks,
quence of the uniqueness of the lan- 3a have,tine and bean i reagh
° a smen 1
Buse mie Mr. Pollard pee the hills, whose great fight is against hunger
means of systematising. lhis was and disease. Under the sheltering wing
named “The Pollard Script. of the Bible Society, not only do Russians :

We now learn that since then’ Mr. and Galicians, Prussians and Poles, find
Pollard took a chief part in translating some refuge, but Miao and Kopu, Lisu and
NG other Gospels and the Acts of the Coen ee eel ee ee he Be

postles into Miao; and that probably = S NGS Cee caret

, ank you very much for all your Society

: ne last letter he wrote was the acknow- is doing for these people. Undoubtedly
edgment of a consignment of the last- the Miao Acts is the best thing you have

named book. It was dated Sept. 5th yet done for them; and now our people will

and he passed away on the 16th of that be able to read the stories some of them

month. We copy this letter from a have longed to read. Is it not wonderful

recent issue of “ The Bible in the World.” mat ie ane Books oe people oe een

1 Da ing are € DOOKS © esus: at makes
ae eee characteristic letter, me glad and thankful to you all, and to 3

1 € might wish to have written such the Master who is at the back of your
a letter as our last serious act in this life. great Society—nay! in its very heart!”

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2 i By the
a The Power of Rev. SAMUEL.M. ZWEMER, D.D.,
@ Sacrifice. Cairo.i
LL true work for God and man in- pointed to the crucifix of Jesus, and
ae volves sacrifice. The only power | said, “It is nothing to die, it is a dread-
i money has is the power that is ful thing not to live.”
gained by pouring it out by investment, Four great commissions are given to _
me not. by hoarding it. us through four evangelists. | Matthew
Sacrifice is a force to be wielded in tells us why we are to go. “All power
the work of Missions. The word comes is given unto Me, go ye therefore.”
aan i from the Latin sacer facio (to make Mark tells us where we are to go.
ae sacred) by putting to the death. It isa “To the uttermost parts of the earth.”
— word that is full of blood; a word that Luke tells us 7x what order we are to
we can only see in its fullest significance go, and that order is fundamental. “ Be-
Soe in the Old Testament on the altar, and ginning at Jerusalem ”—now, at college,
ae in the New. Testament on the Cross. at home, in your own city—then out
a As the very heart of Old Testament into the uttermost parts of Turkey,
BS i teaching was the great altar, and as the China, Arabia, Africa. John lays bare
oe very heart of the New Testament is the the heart of Christ in the great commis-
ml — Our Church sustains the work of —
> al ONE EUROPEAN MISSIONARY
aS | for every
— | : FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR
<— Members.
2 | Are we doing our best?
S ) | Cross of Christ, so the very name “mis- sion, and shows us ¢he spirit in which
ae sionary enterprise” spells sacrifice. we are to go. “ Jesus came and stood in
oe When God so loved the world that He the midst and said, Peace be unto you.
| | gave his only begotten Son, He laid And when He had said this He showed
— the foundations in His own heart blood. them His hands and His side. .... and
i This power of sacrifice finds its said to them again; As the Father hath
ON supreme example there. Everybody © sent Me even so send I you. =
a knows this, the worldling as well as the Thorwaldsen seized that thought
Hels Christian. His life is our pattern: when he chiselled from the marble his
; great statue of the risen Christ. As I
“© Lord and Master of us all, looked at it not long ago, and saw that
Whate’er our name or sign, wonderful, Christ after the resurrection,
: We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call, with the twelve ranged on either side of
; We test our lives by Thine.” Him, I understood the message, “As My
Father hath sent me, even so send |:
In “Les Miserables” Victor Hugo you.” oe : s
: eect shows that Jean Valjean, at the point The spirit of sacrifice is the great un-
Me of death, having sacrificed and suffered, wielded power of missions to-day. The
eS very names of martyr missionaries draw
— * From the ‘Missionary Review of the World,” by ‘men to surrender their lives in service.
permission of the Editor. RZ __ Not only have the scars of Jesus this
eS Age an Migcame fom Holland». tremendous power of attraction, but
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The Power of Sacrifice
they are the sole test of our faithful- pied fields of the world are calling for
ness as messengers of the Cross of . sacrifice—physical sacrifice, intellectual
Christ, as apostles of a world-wide sacrifice, for sacrifice of ambitions, some-
Gospel, as laymen who have dared to times for spiritual sacrifice. On the
call themselves followers of Christ. mission-field as on the Cross of Calvary,

The scars of Jesus Christ are the test the sufferings of the soul are, after all,
of discipleship. | Who can write in the the soul of the suffering. It is not the
diary of his daily life “Henceforth let outside things that count. I think of
no man trouble me, I bear in my body mothers, of children, of homes broken,
the brand-marks of the Lord Jesus.” of home-ties stretched or torn asunder,
The man who can do that without of disappointed hopes, -of long agonies
hypocrisy, without flinching before God and waitings and hopes deferred, and
and man, is the man who can speak to hearts sick, and I affirm that the mis- -

others. By what right do we ask a_ sionary enterprise needs men who can
Moslem to tear himself loose from his say with St. Paul “Now I rejoice to
old environment, and face ostracism and make up that which is lacking of the
death: by what right do we ask a man sufferings of Jesus Christ in my body,
in India or Korea to endure persecution for His body’s sake—which is the
and suffering, to become a hissing and a Church.”
by-word, if he has never seen in our Let me give one example. The doors” .
lives the print of the nails? of Afghanistan are still closed, but they

The scars of Jesus Christ, the print of were once opened for a moment. Abdul
the nails, the mark of the spear, are they Karim, a baptised Christian, ventured
imprinted on our aims, our decisions, on alone into Afghanistan with the mes-
our expenditure, our ambitions, our sage. He was dragged to Kakul as a
daily habits? Is there anything in my prisoner, laden with chains, was dis-
life and yours which shows the lacera- missed with a soldier guard to go back
tion and tears and blood and agony of to India, was waylaid in a cave and
Gethsemane and Calvary? Is the told, “ You shall revoke your belief; you
shadow of the Cross on our cash ac- shall say, “Mohammed is God’s
count, whether we are rich or poor? apostle.’” | He replied, “I will never
Do we give for the kingdom of God as say it.”. They cut off his right hand.

a mere side-issue, or is there on each Again he said, “I will never say it.”
gift the print of the nails. If there is, The cut off his left hand. Then, as he
then are we ordained by a power higher _ still witnessed, they cut out his tongue,
than any church to preach this Gospel but still he tried to mutter, “Jesus 4
of reconciliation to a lost world. Christ, my Lord.” Then he died.

William Borden was a_ millionaire This is the power that will open dark
missionary: he died in Cairo last year, lands: this is the power before which all
and his private papers and letters show doors will fall off their hinges. This is
plainly the power of financial sacrifice, the power that will bring money into the

and prove that he constantly and de- treasury and send men into the field.
liberately denied himself for the king- The greatest power we can gain is in
dom of God. having somewhere and somehow in our

This: spirit of sacrifice is the highest lives the scars of Jesus Christ. :
genand of the Christian life. The
the Chistian He Phat t wight Leos See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Him,” that is the first; “And the power Sorrow and love flow mingling down:
of His resurrection,” that is the second ; Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
“And the fellowship of His suffering, Or thorns compose so rich a crown? :
that is the third. ; :

The highest names in missionary his- Were the whole realm of nature mine,
tory are those of the men who ‘have suf- That were an offering far too small:
fered most. The price of Africa and Love so amazing, so divine,

India was paid in blood. The unoccu- Demands my soul, my life, my all.
41



me i * By the
SS The Monarchical Rev. J. W. HEYWOOD.
_ Movement in China. ;
| URING the past six months subtle Republicanism in China is dying
a influences have been at work for without any struggle. Its constitution
| : _the restoration of the Monarchy has not been robust at any time since
in China. With the quietness of the its birth; and twice during its brief life
mi spider, a web of intrigue had been infanticide (two counter-revolutions) has
He woven for some time previous to this been attempted. by its god-parents.
a period, having for its prey the stalwarts In what they failed, its foster-parent
| of Chinese Republicanism. (Yuan Shih Kai) has been more success-
— Four years ago men were laying down ful. One can almost hear the verdict
— their lives by thousands; and from the of the jury at the conclusion of the
ES coffers of wealthy Chinese, money was inquest,—“ (In)-advertently overlain.”
a being lavishly given to the end that a President Yuan is the central figure in
Sa detested and effete dynasty might be this Monarchical movement. He it was |
a overthrown, and that a new era might who came out of the retreat of his
Ss be ushered in. ancestral home in 1911,—after waiting
oe The glamour which “Government by _ sufficiently long to make sure which was
aaa the people, for the people,” created was the winning cause,—to act as middle-
so. dazzling that many became blind to man in the strife between Manchus and
— | the’ difficulties of the great. adventure. Chinese. The abdication of the Manchu
: rit It appeared as easy for four hundred Dynasty in the person of the child-Em-
mt millions of people to change the order peror, Hsuan Tung, was _ cleverly
SS of four thousand years, and become a_ brought about by him.
ae republic, as any small American state After Sun Yat-Sen had acted as pro-
— which had no hoary traditions and very visional President for a few weeks, Yuan
— little history. Shih-Kai was elected by vote of the
— Four years of republicanism has been Provinces first President of the Chinese
i unable to successfully withstand the in- Republic. Many thoughtful Chinese
ae fluences and traditions of four thousand recognized that their President was a
= years of monarchical government. man with a “past,” across which might
— {SSE EP aaa eee Racks
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Regie ite Mr Z fe NR oe seit i “ie ae peg 8s
SORES coc ue 0s Ro igahs Sie) i ae aaa
7 Our Wenchow City Sunday School Teachers. (Mr, and Mrs. Heywood in centre.)
< 42



The Monarchical Movement in China.
be written the non-flattering term, lengthy telegram to the Chiangchuns
“QOpportunist.” No better nor stronger and Governors of Provinces saying that
man, however, could be found. And “despite the advice of foreign Powers,
here let it be unreservedly said, and preparations for the restoration of the
in all fairness, that the four years during Monarchy are being continued, but as
which Yuan Shih-Kai has been head of the, matter has great importance, the
the Chinese Republic have proved him Government will not carry out the
to be a clever diplomat: a wise ruler, change without making all kinds of
though an autocratic one: a man with necessary preparations. The Govern-
exceptional executive abilities: one con- ment therefore must unavoidably post-
scious of his country’s need of reform, pone the change till some time later.
and courageous enough to inititate re- Meanwhile the provincial authorities are
form, though slowly: one who kept his urged to maintain peace and order.”
hands clean from filthy lucre, and I believe the change will be effected
prompt to punish other officials, though without any serious disturbance; that
| personal friends, when found guilty of our Missions in China will not suffer ;
bribery: a man sympathetic and gener- that after a Chinese monarchy has been
ous when his people have been in sore established, China will progress rapidly ;
distress by famine and floods: and one and as a Mission Field, greater results
who knows and appreciates the good than ever may be expected.
work being done by Christian Missions. wo
\ If _ President Yuan had desired to Since writing the above I find that Mr
remain true to the oaths of his office, «°C. Lim, 2 the - November Contene
the Monarchical Movement could not porary,” referring to statements in London
have gained favour so quickly, if at all. dailies re the restoration of the monarchial
He allowed a society quaintly called the regime, writes, “What we have of late
Chouanhui (Peace Preservation Society) been given to understand is mere rumour
to organize the anti-republican move- and nothing else.” Further, assuming there
ment. He tacitly gave consent for tele- is such a movement, he asks, “Who are the
grams to be sent to all the Chiangchuns aspirants of this monarchy?” He limits
and Governors of Provinces, asking for pee fo .twor One the dethroned Macy
their approval of the movement. He Be ero well oly the Maney mov ae
; : BATE ; ‘China must therefore be viewed with alarm ;
permitted provincial assemblies to vote and though its initial stage is insignificant,
in favour of the change; his name, and _ it will, if unchecked, assume gigantic pro-
his name alone being the one nominated portions. Newspaper articles have not hinted
for the throne. Further, in quietness at this movement.” Just so; because zt does
and safety, delegates from the provinces 2 ¢x#st. The second aspirant to the throne
assembled in Peking ; and declaring ea fae tee en ical ee
they spoke for the whole nation, unani- tions that he will never accept ihe Imperial ;
mously elected him emperor. Robe, seem.to be sufficient for Mr. Lim, who
Twice, with due ceremony, he has © writes, “It is difficult to believe that Yuan
ee ated ae become emperor of a Shit ie te President will one day be
new zmese nasty, and with becom- uan Shih Kai the Emperor.” Hence, all :
ing modesty bs raha It is, however, that has been written is “Nonsense” (includ-
clearly understood that when the pro- ese ee ee
Bvt ae : s S s a s a al movemen -
aes ey yieldite nO ee is “silly.” Yet our friend Lim emphatically
T = ee -~>' sums up the whole matter by declaring that
wo recent telegrams from Peking China ought to be ruled by despotism.
are significant of the trend of affairs. “Whatever the form of government in China
The first announces the betrothal of may be—whether monarchial or republican
Yuan Shih-Kai’s sixth daughter to the —it must have this absolutism. . . . If
ex-Emperor Hsuan Tung; and ends, You must have a republic you must have,
“It is believed that this will increase %°,' Sa¥ a, despotic republic.” »
Manchu and Mongol support for the ys deed stetsely” Duty Suan eee
Presidentâ„¢ Th WV tel Yuan Shih Kai will combine the ancient and
ent. e second telegram states modern forms of government under the style
that the Government has despatched a of a “Constitutional Monarchy.”
43



‘aaa “t se aL SRS Sat Na ee LAL Na EID a “a
i i‘
-
= Noteworthy Helpers. 1OOR EG aca BBO
a ‘ 1906 vee ee 210-0
eiies 140.—Miss Horn, Kirkby Thore, Appleby 1907 wee als BTS
Bal Circuit. 1908 ve we es 3 0 0
ene Miss Horn is a native of Bolton (Penrith), tet PEACE La eG ses ; 13° 0
; Ht j but from her earliest years has been con- 1911 ot oe wn 9 li 6
ay He | nected with our pretty little chapel, Kirkby 912 whe “ts _ 9 11, 6
Pe Thore, in the Appleby Circuit. Many of Tai Spe eae ee il f
healt her tenderest. memories and happiest experi- 1914 Mt = ot 3 ia 0
jee 6) es ences are associated with this church, and 1915 ~ oa aff 3 a 3
} ii such is her present devotion as to lead one aa a ee
me to think it has become to her a second home. 497 «3
Vi | Her supreme delight is in the services of the Box in the H
a Lord’s house. Gracious and: unassuming in a8. the Home from 15
al | | manner, her interest extends to every branch 19 tee ot an 115 9
Sa of church life. She is a Sunday School ey ea A
Hi teacher, a Band of Hope worker, organist Per Rev. Isaac Edees. Hol _3 0
Re : 4 and leader in the praise service of the gee j
SS church. To her interest in missionary work 44},Kathleen M. Lawton, Alexandra Road I
| iy the appended ‘list bears eloquent testimony, Sunday School, Ashton-under-Lyne.
SS ae in the spirit in which it ha: eae oot
me fo be tennd in ee in which it bas peer she may therefore be said to create a record
me | t ottcs che once remarked: “I love playing 12 missionary collecting. To collect over £2
Rens h 6 b LL ine for Mi ve Pe i 'S before the end of her first year is a notable
* ' a i bed cee crass For SO iheteent gears Miss achievement! At first she needed assistance
e he Td SS. Whi in ] ; ’ :
= Site Horn has carried her cross, and year by year ae her be lien but Pe ee :
Bape: the work has been done for the work’s sake ! a veh gs ids
aI | for Christ’s sake! Goscd: 1912 2 yin in ees oO. 8
am 1897 Srey at ee See IOeeO 1913 BS Se eee 1.0
my 1898 eas Bkia de OO 1914 SPE su 8 AB A
aS He iW t 1899 tes ae wie 215 0 1915 ae es hoe 3 0 2
> a 1900 a Soe ee 213 3 1916 ee be oh 3 1 0
er ih | 1901" Bos sts oe 212 0 ——
ie i 1902 eee Sao 2107.0 Per Rev. A. E. J. Cosson. 41216 2
me | 1908 ae He wa 218-0 ae shy
oy i 1904 a Se 8 2 6 6 ; * Se a ;
ee ea re
a oe ee a I s 7. :
ee | ee i os ; Ye Ae
he cit } Ee ot a ae BoP App etoren eee ed B b eee er os ~
ee ee gm tra eh
0 a aes et
I ‘ Bape ee Pe eae 3 id Be eS
ere) Lo SBA ee Pe eh
ole | Do ae Bee ee — a as eo
a | ee & SeMaXE oe i ee ae ee .
rs ki 2 * i it - : me ere re = ; = sel i le ees
oe { Miss Horn. "Kathleen Lawton,
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RS, Ha i : ; i
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On the Winds of the World
142.—Miss Richardson, Warcop, Appleby. 4A s. d.
Miss Richardson, of Warcop (another of 1902 oe we oh 1 8 0
our village churches), is in her seventy-third 1903 wee wee _ 1 710
year. She is feeble, and her hearing is de- 1904. wee wee ar 111 2
fective. Last year she collected £1 8s. 6d., 1905 “se vee eae 1 8 6
and since 1893—twenty-two years ago—has 1906 wie fas wee 113 6 :
collected £37 17s. 6d. This worthy worker 1907 7: vie ive 19 6
in the cause of Missions hopes to complete 1908 wee wee ena 12 1
twenty-five years. May the mantle of her 1909 we er Sea 112 1
zeal fall upon many. Appended is her re- 1910 see wee wes 19 0 >
cord. I regret she definitely declines to 1911 a e vee 115 38
allow her photograph to appear. 1912 we me ot 115 0
Zs. d. 1913 ee M8 fas 18 9
1893 bes a = =62 18 6 1914 oss _ oe D909
1894 oa oss wo 2 59 1915 Ss he . 1 8 6
1895 wee ive ve 213 6 tae
1896* wee i _ Per Rev. Isaac Edees. 437 17 6
1897 vt os vee 3 6 6 iy
1898+ a wee wee 38 5 6
1901 i a vee 214 0 *Away nursing. +tAssisted by Miss Ewen.
fe e
On the Winds Ee
of the World. S. GERTRUDE FORD.
[Western civilisation is summoned to its mission from
East and South and North.)
Iz III.
On the winds of the world, Trampled women, past tears ;
Through the morns and the eves, Baby brides—six or seven
The voices are whirled Is the sum of their years;
And tossed like the leaves, Slaves of Hell, cursing Heaven ;— :
Where weary the march is In the jungles where fever
By mountain and plain, And fanged terrors loom,
And all life pants and parches, And the sun scorches ever,
Longing for rain, Or the simoom,—
A long murmur rolls Comes a voices none conirols,
From deserts of drouth— Idol or priest,
The cry of the souls The cry of the souls
In the South ! In the East!
Il. Iv.
Without God, without hope, In the. near lands and dear
None to show them the way, That are called by His name—
In the Light they must grope : Though Want, the long year,
Near the Shepherd, they stray. Goes doubting the claim— :
Where the Northern Lights glitter Where War heaps his martyrs
And frost curds the breath, In a world rent and red,
In a fierce cold and bitter— . And the slum-maiden_barters
Cold as of death— Honour for bread—
As a passing-bell tolls As wrecks in the shoals
A wail has gone forth, Sink here, too, the oppressed :
The cry of the souls Here, too, cry the souls yl
In the North ! In the West
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ae ft sae > Ne WD Wor, Je, i ee
A BEA\ CS | et BS et ‘ Here Nae 5 Oe) nee
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a SIS Ey — SE Oe
He] By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
= Hi Y the kindness of the Editor, Iam others for me who have sent us little
ie B permitted to use the following things, such as a work-box including
Hike letter received by him from Mrs. needles, cotton, patches, etc, from a
; i | Worthington, of Meru, East Africa: Sunday School Class at Abbey Village
as : Dear Mr. Swallow, —this has been most useful, for there
ma ih | I intended writing you before this are always some of our boys needing |
| to thank you for sending me “The these things. They often keep one
= | Woman’s Magazine.” This is a most sewing for them, when they cannot do
oe Be interesting periodical. I look forward it themselves. I do not know the ad-
: Wie} to receiving it month by month, and_ dresses of the friends who have sent to
ietiag so do our boys, who are always keen us, so am unable to write and thank
: ope on seeing the pictures. These little them personally; consequently, I
ea kindnesses from our home people make thought if I expressed thanks in the
— | us feel that we are not forgotten in this ECHO they would most likely see the
ae far-off. corner of the globe. acknowledgment, and this would also
Eke I shall be glad if you will thank some help to keep our work in Meru before
= the people.
— , : Two Zion (Longton) children lately
(aaa en sent me some exercise books and pen-
ae i Re ; cils. These are in great demand. The
— oy es .. +, books caused great excitement among :
| ' { Le - our boys. They write hymns in them
ras i ma Ese -y se », which they have learnt, and feel quite
Ae | Ls So ca. ( Bs | proud of themselves. — Also the slates
=e Heit LON dS a ' and pencils from some Stoke friends,
: mt ee ee ' and some from Longton, were just
ee we Sy Se what we were needing; they are in
aS ae 5. Wee _ daily use now in the school. These
— Lot NAL < Fee _ things all help us greatly in our work.
— is aes. SE 4 Re _ We are unable to get them here for
ma) oie pe es | two reasons: one is, we haven’t the
oN BE > Sek ag sade ~~ | +~money; and the other that we have to
me it ee cei ee ae -., send to Nairobi for them, and pay
! ee te tea aes ee enormous prices for them. We also
Bee Vere PRY ce oe Mt = Mesiea received a box of toys and games, and
S| pee Eee ee Pes hae pee bize these nae given ne Bere and oe the
aut etre ese ee MN ge §=6gtreatest pleasure, and in these wet days,
ee Been Ct Sees 3. when they are unable to work outside,
5 Be] BO pe pores Sa aces Se. the games are quite a fascinating sub-
Boe erin ee a ae Ties . stitute for work. —
eee yang eee It's a busy life we live here: my
ec] vee bese +o Bese ae husband seems to be wanted at every
ie ele See a sco eet = end, and it is really impossible to do
Pt ee ees 3 LD aor ee justice to the work. We have now
— ee ee ae a ee Sa eee «= twenty boys in the school, and they are
5 House up a tree in a lion-infested [F. Mimmack, nearly all making splendid progress ;
area, near Meru, Guinea-fow! shooting. ie) keen are they on their work and such
: / 46 f



The Work of Our Women’s Auxiliary
nice lads, that it is a pleasure to serve themselves. Our boys wrote thanking
them. Mr. Worthington has to be in her for these gifts. So you see some
school every day; then there is medi- folk remember us. I often wonder why
cine to be dispensed, and the men to be we never get anything from the
looked after and kept at work. His W.M.A, for they seem to send away —
last feat has been to make school desks lots of parcels. If there should be any-
out of scrap pieces of wood; they are thing to spare we should be most grate-
quite good too, and serve the purpose. ful for it.
We have started a girls’ school now, There is no sign of any colleague
but cannot push this, as we haven’t the coming yet, and we want one badly.
money; but we felt we must do some- We also want a doctor. Recently we
thing along this line. Three in particu- had to travel to Nairobi to see a dor-
lar wanted to learn, so our cook’s wife tor, and were caught in a terrific thun-
is taking them, and I also give them derstorm; I lay for an hour in water in
a little attention each day, teaching my hammock, and it might have been
them sewing, etc. _ They are wonder- a very serious matter. Our baby has
fully quick, and already they do us not to wait for military age to see the
credit. : first of her adventures and to experi- :
Two of our boys have come forward ence hardships. With kindest regards ~~
voluntarily and want to be prepared for from us both, yours sincerely,
baptism, which is a great step forward. M. D. L. WORTHINGTON. --
We are hoping that when a class is ° :
started in the New Year others will C.E. Work Amoné the Women
join. We still get big crowds at our and Girls of Wenchow
“services, and our little organ is an added S :
attraction; the singing goes well. y the Rev. J~. We Heywepd, :
I must not forget to mention Miss The C.E. work among the Christian
Lilian Stephenson, of Leeds, who has women and girls of Wenchow has
taken a great interest in our work in proved. very helpful and _ instructive.
Meru. She saw my photo inthe EcHo, Given the opportunity, the Chinese
and she wrote me. Since then she has woman is ready to take her share of
got the members of her Sunday School church work and to engage in any
Class interested, and they have sent us activities, which means the strengthen-
a nice box of handkerchiefs with flags ing of Christian character, a more in-
on, and a lot of texts which they painted _ telligent belief in the Christian religion,
AON, BTC AHSAN Cee cpap ne aie meee mewn ee ca aie eee es See See
Keay ot eer, ei ge ig AD one ee pre e, Lae aeae
BI ee Gh ee eae eee rag oie seo
Coleen, cones wean bg AP Me ae . es Pros a4
Cen Ue ey eae en Sey Mon YT e A eT A ead ot al ig o_o vie
es ge CEE le fe (92 Bos ) aa a fii 2]
mee UNS ee ae Oe Vir ge PP dae
a e o. Re ER ais pry) a 1 Lae PAM | aS dh ay
Gers BS dt eee a ee O4r e V2 ee ae ee PASE
ae ee ie eG SS. ee ee Guha Cae OS OS
Pema! 7 ty MS eee Brees 2 Bi calle ca fo Ne eS me 2 ey i ee aes fee
Ne rg eh eS. CLA ok iy
| Pe oS BE Le
: Wenchow Women’s C.E Society, May, 1915. (Mrs. Heywood in centre.) :
47



F [ |
— | . The Work of the Women’s Auxiliary
; and the propagation of the Gospel of THANKS.
Hip our Lord Jesus Christ. Christian En- “Mrs. Brook very gratefully acknow-
tt deavour work provides the means for ledges receipt of parcels from Mrs. Day,
E such activities. Our Wenchow women. per Mrs. Galpin (London), Mrs. John
: ee and girls enter with zest into the spirit Ninnis (Egremont), and Mrs. Brooks-
We of the C.E. pledge, and in the case of Taylor (Neath). She will be very glad
elt eI those appointed to office on the various if other friends will follow the example
me | committees, they prove faithful workers. of these ladies.”
ibe] Every Sunday morning before the
te] usual congregational service, the preach- MONTHLY PRAYER (MEETING.
S Wet ing-chapel adjoining the big city church Hymns: _
ol is crowded with women and girls. The “My faith looks up to Thee.”
mi whole service is conducted by some of “Was there ever kindest Shep-
S their number. Prayer, reading of Scrip- herd?” ;
ase ture, and addresses are closely and “From every stormy wind that
mi | reverently followed. __ blows.” . |
— On the first Sunday of every month Scripture: Psalm Ixvii.
| a consecration service is held, when all Praise: For the safe return of Mrs.
we ig the names of members are called, and Pollard and her son after their long and
s He each makes some response. Following sorrowful journey from Yunnan; also
||» the C.E. meeting, the women and girls for the courage and hopefulness of those
: AE all troop into the church to take part in who are still on the field. _ ; ;
ol bel the Sunday morning service. Several Prayer: That our Missionaries in
eS of the committee women, wearing Yunnan may be preserved in this time
a badges, act as sideswomen, and, in ad- of rebellion and uprising among the
— dition, do their best to maintain order natives, and that their work may con-
me | among the two or three hundred women tinue to prosper, and multitudes of the
a during the service. Evangelistic services people of that province be won for the
a are held by the women in the homes of Saviour.
Ree i sick Christians.
= Up. to the time of Mrs. Heywood As we go to press we hear the sad
a leaving Wenchow, she acted as Presi- news that Mrs. Innocent has passed
eS i} dent of the Women’s Society. They away, at the age of 85. She died at
: it presented her with a beautiful inlaid Bmrghton, and, on February 16th, was
SS Ph soapstone scroll, along with a group interred at Lewisham, where the remains
photo of a number of the members. of the late John Innocent lie. We shall
ue Mrs. Gauge is President during the cur- have an appreciation of her life and
oe rent year. J. W. H. work in our next issue-——EDITOR.
BSS y Qa Loe
= Bookland. = < s :
-— | “The World War, and After: An In- Knight, but find that he is a poet and
quit, and a Forecast.” By Alfred an artist: this book shows a fine com-
. Knight. (Morgan and Scott; mand of robust prose, behind which is
2s. net.) earnest and deep conviction.
1 The same firm of publishers is issuing
A trenchant book. “The Menace the Holy Bible (A.V.) in eight volumes
: from Without ”—Germany ; “The at Is. (or 2s. 6d.) each. The set 8s. 6d.
Menace from Within,” “ Rationalism,“ or 21s. net. The salient feature is that
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— | Failed,” does not appear to belong to sive chapters are indicated at the head
the book, but is useful for its construc- of each page. A happy idea and well-
S tiveness). We do not know Mr. _ executed.
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BIW Ho HAR
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Lee” (PISSIOMARY “x |)
CAEN = Y ERG bs
(Oo. "° GCHIO Joy
AEG eA
<5 SFYC) O
oe) AN “We cannot serve God and mam- MANS
PEI” mon; but we can serve God with mammon.” —Robert E. Speer, D.D.
A Great Day By the late Rev.
at Stone Gateway. S. POLLARD.
EARS ago when spending my first June the seventeenth, being the fifth
Vy months in Yunnan,* I went out day of the fifth moon, old style of
of the city of Chaotong one day. Chinese calendcr, saw something ap-
Tt was at the time when Mr. Dymond proaching the fulfilment of our dreams. ;
was dangerously ill and the strain of Every year at Stone Gateway on this
the lonely responsible position was tell- date we make an effort to gather
ing heavily on me. As I walked through crowds together for a day of worship
the fields I noticed great crowds of and joy. . This year the crowds who
people all going in one direction, and came exceeded anything we have be-
wondered what was the meaning of this. fore seen on such an occasion. Some
I found out later on, that that day was estimate the number at three thousand,
a great day for idol worshippers, when and some at more. Whatever the exact
from all parts of the district people number it was a very fine one, and
Be seattle tO. WOTSIID A ws ae Nl
De anos a
after year these a. a * Say ‘sii yea
crowds have (WOMRM cc ee a
gathered and [7 ao Ss oe Uw
one has always CN ee edict © Tan at.
felt jealous, as a aN fe i pee ae: SVR J
Boe el ae OE +E as | Pe eh Loy
one has watched a Gee ae Ee RN Oe
them on their | Bie NReR 0h MG) ee Fa
way to worship | Se a ie eee ES a. és
those who are (ee eS ey Se | ees ee ;
has wondered Se we Ra ie
againandagain, g4u A — 0 Ie |
when in the |° 95) (oe ey je a . ae
name of Jesus | SeGee fee fa CEES
we shall be | ga. taneog Be ay ies Pee
able to gather a qm 4 Mu) hme Wine @ & es hee
a SUN EE he oe ONE AN Ad OB eect
such crowds to- Wig etl § a Pe are HK > i Ad | be.
gether. ne Ceah Legh ts SRM mites he ee we eee ae
SSR ae RSP Rg EY: Mandarin who gave the certificates, : (The late Rev. S. Pollard.
* Probably 1887.—Ep. and his military guard.
AprRIL, 1916, c :



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HT |
mine A Great Day at Stone Gateway

\ nearly all those who came were pro- the largest mission centre in the two
1a _ fessing Christians. There were Chinese, south-west provinces. Our official visi-
Wied Nosu, Miao, Kopu, Mohammedans and tor expressed great surprise at the num-

LOWE others. ; ber of ‘scholars who came to meet him, -

Se Mr. Hudspeth worked like a Trojan and-well did he so. Were it not for the
Wal in preparing for the day, and was ably schools we as a mission have opened,

AEH seconded by the preachers, teachers, there would be very little opportunity
ea and scholars living or studying at Stone for the children in this district to get

|i Gateway. any education at all. In the Weining

ea The Mandarin of Double Star had district where Stone Gateway is
Vell expressed a wish to be present on the situated, the U.M. schools are many
ae day, and though he came merely as a times more numerous than the govern-

p iW friend we think he was also anxious to. ment schools. In: one division of this

> a see all that was going on, and to report district, with a population of fifty

— | to the Provincial Government. We are thousand people, there is not a single
= sure that he was surprised at some of government school, whereas there are

— the things he saw. nine U.M. schools which are of very

ae At this time’ of the year so much de- little expense to the mission. Eac»

«| pends on the weather, as there are school is a centre for mission work, and
> Wel streams and rivers in all directions, and the aim is not only to make Christians
; i} if heavy rains fall, these rivers are dan- of all the scholars, but also to win all

- i] gerous and often impassable. One year the folk who live in the neighbourhood.

le a large number of friends who came, Thursday’s proceedings began with a
| were unable to get back home for large prayer meeting at 6.30. Thomas,
— several days. No boats dared to cross one of our best preachers, took charge
| the swollen rivers. This year the of this meeting By ten o’clock the
= weather gave promise of being fine, and _ slopes of the hill on which the mission
me though on the Tuesday there was a lot compound stands, began to look very

ae | of rain, by Thursday the heavens were picturesque, as hundreds of Miao, Nosu
a | perfect and no one could have wished. and Chinese in their bright-coloured
— for a better day. Wednesday evening garments began to arrive. At 11.30
ml the mandarin arrived, attended by there was a large open-air service at
oe | | soldiers. Three hundred scholars with which the Rev. F. J. Dymond spoke in

ae flags and the four cornets, went out to Chinese, Mr. Wang, a Miao teacher,
a =| meet him, and give him a welcome to also spoke in Chinese, a Nosw student -
— spoke in Nosu,
ee Wwe, guerre a eee gave his most
| mE Nees “ie Se a ar fee” @ eee §=dress, and one

me. | a | Me Nee = preachers

| tee SO ee ae e people in

ae a = MY eB Miao. There

| Re BB vas a choice of

qe fin (ee ee three languages

ole ery ey” glee =oand I think

Sa ee tC lCUC Ce CO YN ee

ce Po ey ae ee able to. get

pad ce oe aga 7 >> pa ., something of the

eee we ue . eee )~=—SCS—~té‘iSCGospeeid cf ‘Jesus

; (ee >, gag ee — e — that day. The

— | ae ia ee a > -—fa. oo sing ine was

. (ee a Se ick be heart-

: A tug-of-war team, [The late Rev. S. Pollard. ening even to
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A Great Day at Stone Gateway
Jesus to turn away for a few moments got their own back again. After three
trom the blood-stained plains of Europe cheers for the Republic, for the school, :
to hear Himself praised and loved and for the great Church of Christ, the
-among the Western hills of so-called rest of the afternoon was spent in drill '
heathen China. and games. At five o'clock the man-

At two o’clock there was a novel darin had tea with us, and [am sure the _
feature, which was quite unique in ECHO would not print all the kind —
Miao experience. A number of cer- things he said about the U.M. mission-
tificates had been prepared to be given aries, who, as agents of our beloved
to scholars who had passed their exams church, are working to bring light and
with the requisite number of marks. love to all these people. What makes
Certificates of this kind had never be- the kind words all the more welcome, is
fore been given to Hwa Miao. Mr. the fact that this official from Double
Hudspeth asked the mandarin to Star is very friendly with Mr. Stephen
present the certificates to the students, Lee, our native preacher there, and he
and he willingly consented to do so. often comes across for a chat with him.

In fact the whole day he played our | The day ended with a lantern service :
game and did us good service. A fine in the open air, as we have no building
open tent had been erected on the large enough to hold the crowds. Mrs.
lowest of our three playgrounds. The Evans and a number of her schoolgirls
tent cloth had been all woven by the were present and sang beautifully. Mr.
scholars who are in our weaving Dymond and several of his students also :
school,* and had been dyed the colours sang, and the whole congregation sang
of the Chinese national flag. Under of Christ and His love.
this tent sat the principal guests of the It was indeed a great day for us all.
day, and in front all the scholars were Mr. Dymond said that if only the
arranged in lines. The crowds were on Exeter Conference could have ad-
the hill slopes eagerly watching. After journed for a day and been present at
a short religious service the mandarin such a gathering here, they would have
stepped forward and presented the cer- unitedly thanked God and _ taken
tificates to thirty boys and one girl. He courage. We can’t beat the idolaters :
then made a speech and spoke very in numbers yet. but we have got hold
kindly indeed. It was a cheering ex- of a dynamic force to which they are
perience for all our scholars who have strangers. Three thousand people join-
to stand much ridicule because they are ing in a Christian festival on a hillside :
students of what the people often ignor- in West China where a few years ago
antly term “foreign” books. As the just a few scanty crops covered the
mandarin spoke so kindly to them they fields, is something to thank God for.
~¥ See Mr. Stedeford’s notes for September, p.135.-Ev. | Lhe wilderness is blossoming.
THE LONDON MISSIONARY MEETINGS, May Ist.
City Temple, Holborn Wiaduct.
Afterncon : HOME MISSIONS, 2.30. | “*It took us one hundred years to win the
first million converts out of the nations. We
Chairman: Mr. THOMAS HULBERT, London. | passed the million mark in 1896. It did not
Speakers: Rev. T. J. COX (President-Elect); Rey. || take us too years to win the second million.
| We gained them in twelve years. We passed
JAMES ELLIS; Rev. JOHN MOORE, Secretary. the second million mark in 1908. And how
——$—$_ many did we win in '1908? One hundred
and sixty-five thousand, an average of 453
Evening : FOREIGN MISSIONS, 6.30. | every day of the year. It will not take us
Chairman : T. BUTLER, Esa., J.P., Bristol. | Boruc ec oagice ieee See
Speakers: Mrs. POLLARD; The President (Rev. || million in six years. In a short time we 3
J. B. STEDEFORD) : Rev J. W, HEYWOOD; shall be counting the converts by the_ é
Rev. A. E. GREENSMITH; Principal REDFERN | BE Sane ee a
Se ean ’ .. —Mr. J. CAMPBELL White, M.A., Sec., ee
M.Sc, ; and Rev. CHARLES STEDEFORD, Secretary. Laymen’s Misstonary Movement, Canada.
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a
Vi
ee Bay \
3 } Through the By the
| | Secretary’s Field-glass. _—_Rev. ©. STEDEFoRD.
= | The Mrs. Innocent passed Advance in The province of Shan-
a Passing of within the veil on Feb. Shantung. tung is rich in coal and
SS i Mrs. Innocent. ith. Her later years iron and gold. It is
| were spent at Brighton stated that when a German geological
m4 in the home of her daughter and son-in- €Xpert reported on the mineral wealth
ey i law, Dr. and Mrs. Shrubshall, under Of, the province his report was con-
= || whose solicitous care she maintained a ‘Sidered to be incredible and _ his
— i remarkable degree of mental and physi- Bete dociany oP When the 4e5 ee
a | cal vigour, until last autumn, when abe was confirmed Germany found it most
a suffered a paralytic stroke. € desirable to secure a footing in the pro-
a partially recovered, but another stroke vince, and this it obtained in the pos-
= on Feb. 5th left her unconscious until session of Tsing Tau. The province
Nee es i she peacefully passed away. possesses wealth of an entirely different
SS aa The late Rev. John Innocent must kind which attracted our mission. It
a have been divinely) guided in the contains more than forty million people,
= | _. choice of his wife, for it would be diffi- and the spiritual wealth in these living
me cult to imagine a person better quali- Souls is infinitely greater than the ma-
MEd to sustain the burdens and afi. fetal wealth which Hes buried ia its soi
ee culties incident to a pioneer missionary ? & :
aS Fl that the sphere of our labours promises
= i | career than Mrs. Innocent proved to be. 4 become a region of commercial pros-
ae She was strong mentally and physi- perity, for mineral wealth must ulti-
= cally, and possessed the calm courage, mately attract industrial enterprise. We .
a steadfast purpose, buoyant hopefulness, are probably planting the Gospel
i and shrewd judgment which made her among a people who in future genera-
| H an ideal partner for a pioneer mis- tions will hold a high place among the
| sionary. It was a constant joy to her commercial forces of the world.
su isi i | to watch the development of the work Already we occupy 137 of the towns
=e i she helped to begin. Her own labours and villages of. this great province, and
calc} for the mission never ceased. Year by among the agriculturalists dwelling in
<— | year she raised nearly £40 for the these places our missionary work has
— work, and it was most delightful to see borne some of its best fruits. During
ee with what freshness and interest the the past winter Mr. Eddon has been
SY venerable lady of over eighty years greatly encouraged by the eagerness of
an would discuss all the latest aspects of the people to listen to his message. At
— the mission. Age could not quench the Yang Hsin, one of the important rural
| ardour. of her spirit. | And is it any centres in his circuit, he held a mission,
~ a wonder she found such joy in witnessing assisted by his capable Chinese col-
Mees so remarkable a development? Her league, Li An Su. During the day
— : memory could recall the early days meetings were held for members and
| when it was difficult to obtain a hear- probationers, and many of them re- ‘
hes") ing, and when prejudice and opposition newed their pledge of loyalty to Christ.
cet dogged the steps of the missionary. Yet The evening meetings were for out-
Pere these obstacles had not prevented the siders, and for the first time in that
a growth of a Chinese Church which ex- place the city people came in crowds,.
tended from the Great Wall to the Yel- business men, school teachers, men from
low River, a distance of 350 miles, and the yamens, etc, and frequently the
Roe embraced 206 chapels and preaching chapel was filled to overflowing. Mr.
Kg places. Mrs. Innocent lived to witness Eddon says: “The last night I showed
Bc such a splendid harvest springing from my lantern, our chapel and the yard
i the seed she helped to sow. God (which will hold about 200 people) were
NE greatly honoured His servant and our too small, so we moved to a huge tem-
hurch will ever honour her memory. ple in the city, and there in the temple
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Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
yard we had a crowd of about 600 ated among the hills several days’ jour-
people. We put the lantern and sheet ney from Tong Chuan, and is very diff-
on the theatre platform at one end. All cult to reach on account of the rugged
around were buildings containing scores paths traversing hills and deep defiles
of images, and the people stood in the which in time of rain are rendered im-
yard, and listened and looked as we passable by rushing torrents. Mr.
told them the story of Jesus. _ Yang Dymond several years ago visited. this
Hsin has never seen the like before, place and won a few enquirers whose
but must see the like or better still faith he nourished mid hope and fear.
. when we can go again. Last year Mr. and Mrs. Parsons spent
“On another trip I took my lantern several months in this inhospitable
to a place to the south of Wu Ting Fu. region and occupied as their residence
The members spread the news, and a hut of.a most primitive character. As
that night we had the populations of the reward of persistent endeavour the
three or four villages gathered together interest of the people has been won.
in a big open yard to see the pictures. The population 1s promiscuous, and in
There was a little difficulty at first in a recent congregation Mr. Parsons had
persuading them to be quiet and listen- a collection of Miao, Kopu, and Chinese.
to the preaching, but at last I made The hymns, prayers and command-
them understand that there would be ments were uttered in three different
no pictures unless they would listen to languages. The Kopu tribe is well re-
me explaining the Gospel story, and presented in this district, and their turn-
after that they were quiet enough. At ing toward the Gospel has created a {
that place I had a meeting before the new situation. ;
lantern service, and baptized six very ~- Mr, Parsons says the work among the
promising young men, all sons of our Kopu tribe continues to extend, and
_ old members there. now reaches within two days’ journey
Loh Yin Shan. Loh Yin Shan is one of of the capital of the province, Yunnan
| the wild outposts of Fu. The work is carried on almost en-
our mission in Yunnan. It is situ- tirely by Miac- evangelists.. If such :
i SEES =
| i Mos | ee
i / v a ee ee AS
D> ca ae cen » acai a etage filers tea ton ot
Nee. NY : «Spi Se en Ree
Zee ere ea | AS
Ho mee Ni! & Se eau 5 abs
EA aM Naa We ; ‘<: fea ere 4 i 3
CNAME ES lier 7 a a
Vem GE Rueenale pee ll i
eR \ Qa ge all bs SS a
BRS a \ ——— ; EO Su ia ie
Feria st. Guaeameat Tae OTN Ss aay cae
ae i ME Sad Seen Pon EN nie M hs i? “ ‘i
a va ay é ee ae oF ae ae Sas me 2 ats:
iS 2 Ve | | Meg Bi er TNs ee te NRCS ocean
gl ee rr
omer ee) Pik ee Sia % Bs ng
I ceca eee Deane ie |
ae le re
Spc oa NORM eae ee ee eee ee Semen nee
The Miae hut in which Mr. Parsons wrote, and where a
he and Mrs. Parsons spent several months,
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Pit .
ae | Mrs. Innocent: In Memoriam
a
= results are obtained under present con- to the Union University which is be-
; 1 ditions, what a great ingathering might ing established at Chentu. This is a
ah be secured if our staff and resources most excellent movement, which will
Hi were equal to the opportunity. greatly benefit educational missionary
S| work by providing common standards
He} Chao Tong At the Exhibit of of attainment and stimulating effort to
: i School School Work in con-. reach them. Our own mission has en-
my ill Successes. nection with the An- tered heartily into the scheme and is
ee ! nual. Meeting of the seeking to revise its educational
ey iH West China Christian Educational methods to bring them into line with
| Union our School at Chao Tong won the new demands. But what is needed
; eH the third place for Maps, the second for this special work is a trained edu-
a | - for Drawing, and the third for Note- cationist to organise and direct it. One
BS i= books. The General Secretary con- of the most urgent needs of our mis-
ie gratulates Mr.. Dymond upon the suc- | sion in West China at the present mo-
S| cess of his school. ment is such an educational expert. It
la The West China Christian Educa- is impossible for the ministerial mis-
ae || tional Union is co-ordinating the edu- — sionaries to give proper attention to the
a || cation given in the various mission educational work, and yet it is most
| | schools in West China, and it is hoped essential that educational work shall fol-
; el to bring the whole work of education in- low closely the evangelistic, in order to
| to accord with plans which will provide provide for the new needs created by
= : lel a properly-graduated system leading up new experience. we
SS se ae se
-— £Mrs.«. Innocent: By the Rev. 3
\ HEA} e
— In Memoriam. GEORGE PACKER, D.D.
eel ITH the passing of Mrs. Inno- Mrs. Innocent was an ideal mis-
| W cent there is now none left of sionary’s wife, nobly sustaining and
cen the little band who set forth in inspiring her husband in all his
| October, 1859, in the sailing vessel, endeavours, and showing much initia- ’
> ae “Heroes of Alma,” 650 tons, to attack tive on her own account in originating
— the idolatry and indifference of the schools for girls, and in advocating
a ancient and populous empire of China.* special training of Bible-women for
=o Theirs was surely a heroism not less female evangelization. ;
= than that of the brave men who stormed The married life of Mr. and Mrs. In-
— | the heights of Alma, whose great feat nocent was exceptionally happy, each
a gave rise to the name of the ship that independent in mental outlook, but both
a bore the missionaries eastward on its missionary enthusiasts in the highest
Ot six months’ voyage. . Mr. Hall died in degree. They were blessed in their
eB 1878—his wife, not able to sail with children: their son William occupies a
SS him, but joining later, had died as early — responsible position in the Chinese Civil
fee as 1804; Mr. Innocent died in 1904,and_ Service, and their daughter Kate is
me a now his widow is called to the higher married to Dr. Shrubshall, formerly work-
esl Service. * ing as one of our medical missionaries,
| *On this Mrs. .Shrubshall writes: “My and now superintending’ an important
fee ; dear Mother was the last of the M.N.C. medical mission in Brighton: But
} band who went out in the ‘ Heroes of Alma,’ what shall we say of George, and of
i but Mrs. Dawson, who accompanied her Annie? Both missionaries, both ap- ;
husband, the Rev. Robert Dawson of the » pointed happily to what they regarded
Oc L.M.S., went to China by the same vessel, - mkt he task cob themes Annie! ater
i and is still living at Upper Norwood, S.E. ; ‘ aa ,
i : She is the last survivor of that band of 4” extended education, died before she
— | thirteen missionaries who took the long voy- could take up her work, and George
Ff a age together.”—ED. passed away on his voyage to China,
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London Missionary Society
after a brief furlough in England. The heaval, and if he had seen the numer-
unexpected loss of two such mis- ous martyrdoms of men and women
sionaries, and their own children, could whom he had personally known, many Z
not but deeply affect Mr. and Mrs. of them converted under his ministry,
Innocent: it certainly intensified their and the general wreck of Mission pro- ;
determination to work for the Chinese perty, it must have broken his heart.
with even more thorough consecration. To read of it was torture, to see it would
Ours was the first Christian Church have been more than his tender heart
formed in Tientsin, and here, as early as could have borne. Mrs. Innocent was
1862, Mrs. Innocent began her life-work his strength in these difficult days, and
for girls. The School that was opened both she and he determined to do more
later, and is now transferred to Chu than ever before for that great Cause
Chia, is properly called the Annie Inno-_ which alone could’ successfully strike at
cent School, for as soon as Mrs. the root from. which such miseries
Innocent knew of the death of her sprang.
daughter she began collecting funds for Mrs. Innocent was at one time Presi-
the foundation of a School in which the dent, and later, Vice-President, of the
work of Annie should be carried on. W.M.A.* . This growing force had her
At the close of his last furlough, and full sympathy and her practical help.
at the close of his useful year as Presi- Indeed Missions constituted her vital
dent of Conference, medical men pro- breath: she- lived and prayed and
nounced strongly against Mr. Innocent’s worked for them. Now surely, with
return to China. This was a great grief fuller vision, she sees something of the
to him, to his wife, to the Committee, great work she was permitted to do.
and to the Denomination. And yet if
he had returned, he would have been ~ in the midst of the great Boxer up-
~oecmnmmn LOndon Missionary Seciety.
ae eerste a Pieanee ‘The Situation To-day.
| sieggi “On the day in December when it was de- j
o Geren, ; : cided that the Society must withdraw from
ol Savas: Calcutta and Mirzapur and reduce in the
cee os ees South Seas, if it were to continue to finance
aie te its operations, withdrawal seemed to be in-
f ee en hes evitable. az
ee re ee “But God stretched forth His hand and by
a His Spirit stirred up the Churches, to a
Me EO eee = quickened service for His Kingdom. A
; Sig os : : miracle of response was wrought. Faced by
Bh sth oo [aes the need to raise the annual subscription in-
: a ee 4 “ ; come by twenty thousand pounds, within
reas ip iat tia seven weeks the assured promise of increased :
= | ee - income for 1916-17 was 415,000.
Ro . : : “at “Tt still remains with those Churches that :
; : - have not yet shared in this movement to ;
i ate ate aaa carry the flowing tide to a triumphant ful- j
Be ge ee Set ae an ness. i
Be Pee aa rae : “Our confidence for the future lies in the
sete To LS ga a belief that our Churches feel no mere spas-
. ee y : _ gies modic impulse, but are stirred by a growing
E “ : te ae desire to carry to the whole world the glori- ;
: : ; Ey, = ous Gospel of the Blessed God.” :
: : 5 The above needs no comment from a kin-
: on f dred society. We unfeignedly rejoice in the
; eae? significant result, which is one more proof
s PR or ac ei that a Church can always do what it sets
; ? : itself to do. May we triumph so.
Mrs. Innocent. (Her latest photograph.) SESE eS ED een bo eRe ERS
“Lao Yiu T’aidT’ai.” *See p. 62.—Ep. 3
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a}
Hall '
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= | Work and Tragedy
Vi ° By the Rev.
Hi 1 Tong Chuan Fu Rev. H. PARSONS
ill e e ev. . .
ih and District.
| N the city, work maintains its even Miao teacher for the New Year they
| course. The school is in full swing busied themselves, built a chapel-school-
(eal | ‘ and 8 doing well. Preaching in the teacher’s - living - room - and - scholars’-
el S rect shop 1S very encouraging in kitchen-dining-room-and-bedroom, all in
mil Bee aa ee pu Se dege Ee one. iA necett letter from the mee
ie fa 3, ; reacher tells of a congr ion of €
Sl | preaching ty ene open, and the place fo 700—a very ehGGunene Sorts
‘ | i icnae Tie renee attentive All that has been done thus far has)
| 1 gatherin; in the future See been the outcome of the labours of our
Beer i| The Sk among the Boriey Miao and Ko-Pu fellow-helpers. How
mit Bows whack: es acai that ce the Ko. helpless we should be without them,—
ae Bu Half dagen Sthacis hegerk °- what capital service they are rendering
= opened, and only a lack of teachers for practically “the love of the thing:’
a | prevents as many again being in full The city where, and the tract of
aa "| swig. country lying between it and the Yang-
3 ii Some time ago we were pressed to tze River, 1s just settlng down to a
— visit a fresh company of Ko-Pu in the 20rmal condition of living after months
mT Hsiiin Tien Chow neighbourhood. We of stress and conflict. Here are a few
fe . He were then unable to go, for our time outstanding incidents of the life in the
ale ‘was heavily mortgaged. We promised disturbed area during this year.
—- to pay them a visit as soon as we pos- Two soldiers shot—one fatally. A
mec sibly could. The folk, however, did not Company of red-coats had been sent to
ae wait for my arrival; as soon as they glean information as to who was plant-
17 i heard that there was a possibility of a ‘9g opium. A farmer was caught. The
a ; ’ soldiers squeezed him for hush money.
| 2 We. sey cay the ready cash—a considerable sum—
a a a gtgee pase not available, a friend stood surety. The
ee | 3 SL See soldiers knowing they must soon move
Rea i: SY kee ees Soon and thus lose their squeeze, pressed
— | g By mee a zk ee tthe surety to find the money. A quarrel
a 7 oe eS ae aes at followed in which the surety seized a
ee pee ag Ae gun, fired two shots, killing one red-
a TONG, een ¢EPAAYs Bee RA ees. fic coat and wounding another. The mur-
ae Waa” ant eee derer fled; a hue-and-cry was raised, .
— oy tee i Bie nl! eee ie and the supposedly guilty man captured,
= baat a et mae © se satis ees Be ie marched to the city, and while still pro-
eK eee eh, a, RP =r iV ie testing his innocence, shot. Presently a
ae ae ahs Te Ae Cee mistake was discovered ; the wrong man
eee a? Nadie. Mer er had been executed. It is then the offi-
See Ls his. Ra cial’s turn to march; to appear before
ees | Bee ae” RES ssa viii =his betters to explain his clumsy
Pacer as rahe ee, et Me == handling of the case. It is not known
bo Pee a eee how he succeeded in retaining his posi-
‘ Ht Ey | : meen are tion. Possibly he has recorded in his
f Lee wal Se Ae secret archives: “ With a great sum (in
c Loe aay a Chinese dollars) obtained I this free-
Re a ae ae dom.” |
ie ee 2 gee. Re «= scale.
| se Riera | eS “i : i
— PRs eacacarar ks cow, REST Again the story commences. with
| [Our Mission premises at Tong Chia: ‘ soldiers sent to discover where the
West China.] poppy was still being cultivated. They
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A.
Work and Tragedy in Tong Chuan Fu
SIRO ca. ONE LR, ON se | occurs when any disturbance takes
ae” PNG own a Re, place, became infested with thieves
hone eal Lad “wehum,) who stopped short at nothing. Some
Spare, ieee Py hee Gee = oof these road gentry were caught by
Co eg ea ney (ieee. | the soldiers and summarily dealt with—
pea NR SP RE Be eye their heads were brought to the city
cee kt) ae coe =) and exposed for three days on the West :
Ln a} ae 2@* Gate. It was a ghastly sight. Mean-
Ney Waa’ A yy Se, = ~=while the rebellion spread; other vil-
he, ‘Baa (eee. ages were attacked, and a general state ~
2 a of panic prevailed. The city here shared
) fees, = iin the feeling of uneasiness. An old
me Seem i cannon, probably cast hundreds _ of
Oe Se ###years since, was mounted on the city
ue ye = wall and trained on the road where the
oemuel ; H # | | rebels were expected. It is a fortunate
ee, i Oe fe) thing the occasion to fire did not arise ;
See Ve ee ere 22 ~Cséoof greater danger to themselves than to
a eee / the thieves. Urgent telegrams for help
& a -. were despatched to Chao Tong and
te -.| Yunnan Fu. Two thousand or more
ab troops were hurried down by forced
gos: : ” marches; a machine gun also. Three
: ~~~" fights are reported to have taken place, ~
‘‘ Home.” —the rebels each time being defeated.
ERev, Hi. Patsons proceeding there.] Gradually the disturbers dispersed ; the
. . Lo-lo and others returned to their moun-
= found some fields of it at a mining tainous homes, and something of order
centre forty English miles from Tong 3 « ”
Chtsa baffled every effort of the soldiers ‘to of Mohammedans however dare not
discover their hiding-place. At last be- . “
coming enraged, the soldiers arrested <
the wives of the guilty men, threaded soi ie a
some cotton or string through their | > seas BEDS gee
noses and endeavoured to compel them kh ee ee pe
to march to find their husbands. This eee es os
. outrageous conduct was resented by all | 4. =F (ve “tif, ~ay Sahat
the villagers They combined and vive a eels \ ao |
the soldiers a good drubbing. The | | Gi Maaage ONO aa , on) ae
magistrate sent more men to restore a iE wade ae mf aN
order. The mischief, however, speedily i ie / rf eR 7, 7 ae ‘
became widespread. A private quarrel 2s \ E ee] a
of the pretest kind was revived fig ol vi #
among the villagers; factions -were cee . r
formed, one party siding with the [@a9 _aaems S| et te ag = 4
government and the other against it. ot ‘ieee a a
The Mohammedans were the leaders. ™® Sees: bi) ; v
The rebel party called in the help of a 5: : ee
hundred or more wild Lo-lo from Babu -pM | \ eo ee
land, just across the Golden Sand [age x i oe hee ae
River. Then followed a pitiful scene [== ater tamer iiemes (mm. tar “i eo
of robbery, house-burning, looting and [aeasaiaam ook ee Be
murdering. Every male Mohammedan [Rates ee
met with was slain,—a war of extermina- [ig a aT
tion was raged. Several hundreds off =r Pee rae :
' people were slain. The roads, as usually Kopu men; skirted.
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aa —
ml
: i \ “It was Yet Dark ”’ :
= | remain in their ancestral homes for fear Signs of a reaction are not wanting. !
: | | of further raids. For safety’s sake they Some of the mandarins are publicly
i have moved into the city and secured’ sacrificing again to idols; in one in- ©
| accommodation immediately opposite us stance. we heard of an official order to
|| on this street of Abundant Joy, much restore temples which have been dis-
oy Pik to the disgust of the Chinese inhabit- carded as such, and destroyed images
oe | ants, who regard Mohammedans as the to be recast and placed in position. All
El worst of neighbours, and little better local authorities have been dismissed,
| than thieves. and a return to government: by officials
c | | Some of the leaders of the rebellion only, taken place. The. baneful in-
a were tried in the city and sentenced to fluence of Yuan Shih-Kai is even being
S Vil death. felt in this remote corner of the king-
ee We are certainly living in unsettled gom. One einer out pep een that
* 1 a times. A few days ago a Chinese a country as ae y rl ng on to Ge
ce soldier, while travelling on the railway iG 8,380 1 Leis oor ae Sete
me | near Yunnan Fu, coolly discharged the ‘™ dicall ue tes q © DESO pees TS
a contents of his revolver into the heart T¢@1Cally altered.
ae i of his chief, killing him instantly. It is only fair to Mr. Parsons to say that
se | Hatred is the reason assigned for the us apace has seen uel pack purely fon
= | deed. This morning I have heard a Wanton spacey, -\ et perhaps conditions are
: He Seo fthespunishient meted outta not altered. It is a singular coincidence
: | | : tne as d € p re masiee h ce Ou that just as we are sending it to the printer
. ie t 1 murderer, but it 1s too horrible to came the news that the Province of Yunnan
- lite print. And yet the Chinese speak of had declared against Yuan Shih Kai. as
CO the Revolution as a “ Reversion to the Emperor. We hope and believe things are
x q F| Right. more settled now.
i t Was Jobn xx. 1.
eshte : cf. vi. 17.
Ssh 99 »
ce Yet Dark. (Easter Day.)
= i | thought that my Lord was the crucified Christ ;
oF \e | never had dreamed that He meant to make tryst, |
eee Surprising my soul with His shining.
ick How long hath He stood—while | looked not to see
ee That countenance dearer than daybreak. to me,
<< My grief at His absence divining ?
a “Go, tell my disciples,” He saith. Living One,
mes. bo To tell the whole world | would joyfully run,
Yet, true, ’tis Thy friends need reminding,
ae Thou standest just by, and where this sun doth rise
| ‘No loneliness darkens, expectant our eyes,
: “The Easter Christ” evermore finding.
el : —EL. SIE (Miss A. E, COOKE), 1866-1916.
‘ The writer of these lines, and many similar silvern utterances, passed from a life of suffering
: and joy to perfect rest, on Sunday, February 27th. She was a contributor to this magazine for
ey: many years, and had a great passion for Missions. ‘‘ With Christ, which is far better,’! =-s-=-»-~:
To her aged and honoured father, the Rev. H. Cooke, we can utter no more comforting
I words than ‘‘ She is not here: she is risen.’’
a | This is the last poem we received, and it has been kept back; we knew not why. We now
see its appropriateness. § :



ee ee Oe gm Les aaa Ege —
SEL OE She Work of our bead eae
| af 0 P Wan teria iladh (occ we
fo) MCN oy
x n\ On Themond E sy i fd Y Ee i _at Uh ve abt it ae 4 i igs
sf EO ia La aa md Aa by a re ek lege
) Oe ge, laa Me Stealing Gvange = atl Pe Oy
: Mongolian Horrors: *
Morpbia Succeeds Opium. By Dr. A. FLETCHER JONES
NCLOSED may interest you; we opium has almost entirely disappeared,
G; are within twenty miles of Lower but morphia has taken its place. Among
Mongolia here. Japanese are the poor, five coppers is paid for each
busy selling morphia and syringes, sur- hypodermic injection, whereas the rich.
reptitiously ; and recently one of their — usually go to Tientsin and lay in a stock
victims came to Hospital, a broken for themselves. It is sold in nearly
wreck of a splendid young fellow. The every Japanese drug shop in Tientsin at
Chinese have stamped out opium in about ten dollars an ounce, and retailed
this Province, and all the cases I get in the districts at about ten times that
are through smuggled opium. amount. The trade is such a profitable
COPREIN? PRISONS: one that the Yamen runners find it
be Ls pega ee _ worth their while to keep their mouths
Prison conditions surpassing in hor- hi
: : shut.
ror anything hitherto heard of are RTE ae hs
described by Mrs. Bulstrode, _ who The following has been sent more recently
recently returned from a visit to Mon- to relatives at Long Eaton by Mrs. Jones:
golia. Describing a series of dungeons “Yung Ping Fu.
to an interviewer, she said: “Such a nice incident happened last Sun-
“Upon entering the first one we could day in the Hospital Ward. I think I told
see nobody—only a number of coffin-like, YO" Some time ago of a patient named
| iron-bound boxes on low trestles, each with Wung. He was formerly a teacher on the :
| a hole about the size of a man’s head in - Mission, a Christian, and well educated.

the side. The prisoners, we were told, However, he was a backslider for years and

i were inside the coffins; one or two of them Went to the dogs. A week or two ago,
had been inside for as long as twenty during Hospital service, he broke down, con-
years. fessed his sins, and led the service. Since

“The coffins were too short to allow a then he has been very contrite.

man of ordinary height to lie at full length, Well, two morphia slaves had to be

and too low for him to sit up, but broad chained together last week to prevent their

enough for him to crawl round in. As for ©SC@Ping- One, being a respectable char-

the hole, it served the double purpose of acter (apart from morphia), objected -to_be-
admitting air, and—twice a day—a bowl ig chained to the other, a gaol-bird of most

6ferite: s criminal type. And then, to the amazement

“Chinese prisoners were just able to get of everybody, the penitent teacher Wung

their heads through these holes, but the C@™¢ forward and* chained himself to. the

Mongols, being larger-headed, had not â„¢urderer.

even that comfort. : se

“In the five dungeons I counted about ; Y ae

fifty of these coffins, ‘all occupied. As far THE United Council for Missionary

as we were able to ascertain, a prisoner Education send us—

never leaves his coffin from the time he is “ Herotmes of Healing.” By Miss C. E.

placed there till he dies or is released from Padwick. | (4d. net.)

PEON: “The Book of Island Babies.’ By Miss

MORPHIA TRADE FLOURISHING. Mary Entwistle. (6d. net.)

After a tour through the districts These are suitable for Study Circles
around Peking,.a report on opium and or for general illustration in the teach-
morphia consumption has been prepared ing of youth. <

: and sent to the National Opium. Pro- “Talks on Victories of Love” is as
hibition Society by Mr.. Fu, Engineer- happy in its contents as in its title.
in-Chief of the Hua Hsing Mining “Varus on Heroes of India” is one
Company. Among’ other things the of the excellent “Yarns” series, and is
report says that in the south of Peking by Mr. J. Claverdon Wood.
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eta | 4
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it} ;
Vi :
Lapa
4h
mi. Noteworthy Stroné Meat
aS HEH
a “
— | Helpers. for Laymen. .
1h
Nel 143. Miss Annie Roberts, Park Church, *.'‘ Solid food is for full-grown men.’—
HI Brighouse Heb. v. 14
; We . Vv. .
\ 1h By)
: i Bl eye . . . . 4 ee
i ce diligent Sorker a eee with the WO laymen attended a Ministers’ :
estan al long been a collector, but she stands very few thi bout their breth
Hil high in her annual achievement. . a tew things about their brethren
Wa} CP aad in the laity. We suppose they will be
eS] If 1918 7 00 quite prepared to say them at a meeting
a 4 1914 Pe RE ee 710 0 of laymen only. .
i | 1915 a «BB 0 One of them went into no strange |
me Be a country for his illustrations for he
me ia 20 3 0 “related from his own experience the ruin :
Me a, of that had threatened his family through
ae ae . wealth, the blessing that -had come
mi | 144. Winnie Hall (aged 7), Clifton Church, through reverses, and the new opportuni-
wea \} fei Brighouse. ties that a return of prosperity had brought
oe | | Her father is secretary of the school and when money was wholly consecrated to
eH y oe »
i i } an ardent church worker: her mother is in, God.
fe i} t the choir and also a worker in church and , :
We ae net oat. We must therefore heed the sayings of
ane HH Ce ee. this man, for experience is a mighty
me Stl 1914 fig Oe PS ORO teacher.
i Heh
ey 1915 sy es foe 20 3 “As men’s bank accounts and bonds and
eS i material investments increase their souls
Rene | 6217 8 shrivel.”
— | j a “Mr. George Inness was a banker, a
: . q | —Per Rev. H. Chatterton. hardware and lumber merchant, and had
x Fi)
ae. He
ste ee ee ee 1) RSC SE Ce: ear ee Ree SF
tiie | | ee ee ee | I ee eos
a \ Be Se i ERS ee re Mh ce ont pees BM ese RSs
8 i en Va poes pe NS SNS NS oe
a Ul lS. iC HZ OM I ge oy NS
seg || kN Ne ee tN ey,
; HET ee Le ee ee BeAw ho a ee oe. CEN ee
a | So —E—- lO tCt~—” i NIN eae ey N ee
} Wheeth= th Be a Be â„¢ Ee ey fe eed fon Yer So a AY a Se
Weca> a Sees ee ; eg PONE ENE Bi See? Me Po fee
Peeu hl it ee 529 . —— i oe Pectin Nfs ee ; oN Pe eee
Bias Wee ; po a ee } ee. \ hoe ae ae wa poe
* , Woy a CN Bc ee ae eee fo a S| fis J at Sot ARES
. St) a eee a oa Pe Base oo aS ea | eee * S Cpa ge.
pas ee Ee eae ae ee oye Es aa | ce ee .
/ i ee er iiss ap Suid “Nae
Heed ee ME oy teste he aw ey e Vcc ie ay © cea Oy
Pee y ; Fees | : ee A ie eee, etre tN
ie a pao og Bs See 3 : be ee oe
\ \ sa sts 4 Foe a WOG se ey as Ris ; See y - oe xi
¢ ee 3 Bee oe ‘ ees: |S ieaeteetle os fo ie ae z pairs Si tea le
i ip i : as 6 feo i Be
en \ 2 if e
te ai Miss Annie Roberts, Winnie Hall,
Ht
iH a
a Wipe:
5 i z
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Desert Optimism

larse investments in Canadian wheat cats

kee Money wais causing his soul to William John ;

shrivel. He awoke to the danger and took Townsend, D.D.

a trip to the Mission fields.. When _ the

sight of real heathenism struck him, WE heartily welcome this book, from

avarice left him, and he determined to leave the eager pen of the Rev. George Eayrs

money-getting and devote himself to the and wich férit:alaree Cire lat; tt >»

business of missions. For some years he refully d 4b circu the D A

has given his services to the United Pres- bef u b; one, an 1 rings the Woctor

byterian Missions, and is now engaged in efore his own people in a winsome way.
promoting the Cairo Christian University.” The association with this magazine is
Then this speaker (Mr. Hyde) quotes the fact that he was Missionary Secre-
from Mr. Inness, who says, inter alia*: tary from 1880 to 1890, and that in
“Until you have seen heathenism you “Mis ing 21s Own oP ee Bie ae sae
can never really know why Christ came.” Missions are as my lre-blooc. ut
“The sin of unbelief took away Christ’s his great work was done as a Method-
life, but the sin of covetousness has for ist Preacher and Free Church Leader,”

2,000 years deprived Him of His King- and we remember with gratitude his

SOT ‘os God with tuity Wise representation of one of the smaller

Sea ae oes eal hen tuity Methodist Churches. As President in
as he tips a porter on the train, the nilms- 1886, and again in 1908, he is lovingl
ter has al right to hold him over perdition brneinbere - anid ‘akile “t hay she oi
till he gives up. . ’ t

“Tt ig the covetous rascal in the pews he won many honours, he loyally
that makes the administration of the Mis- shouldered the burden inevitably asso-
sion Boards cost so much.” : ciated therewith.
“The world will be redeemed when the Ww
he Church i 4 il e commend the volume to our
re nhood Of Cake is. Feany Ag Nar readers, and regret that want of space
forbids further reference.

_*Mr. Inness has written “ Why I am glad I stopt getting pe egg En
rich,” which is issued by the Laymen's Missionary Move- * “ Methodist Preacher and Free Church Leader.” By the
ment, N.Y. Rey. George Eayrs. (Farringdon Library. 1s. net.)

e e
Desert Optimism. By ELIZABETH TAYLOR.
“In the wilderness which is, before Moab, toward the sunrising.”—Numbers xxi. 11.
THERE is life in the desert for all, Ha the desert a “wells ” and tall “palms,”
Pass on through the wilderness ; ases—sand heaps among—
Through its joys and its sorrows alike, yeh traprance wafted, perchance ; and
; Pass on, and be cumberless. irds—
Look east—to the rosy rift! With their weirdlike, blithesome song
Soar east—to the rosy rift!
There is light in the desert for us, Follow God through the wilderness drear,
For us the celestial cloud ; ; And ever an inward joy
And that girdle of joy for the saints, Shall possess the patient, waiting soul,
Is their foes* dread, darkling shroud! And a peace without alloy.
Look east—to the rosy rift! Look east—to the rosy rift!
There is food in the desert from God, Whounenved th’ uplifted hands on the
No soul need perish or thirst ; ° na
For angels scatter their bread around, ee ea the Lor ak ie
And the rocks with water burst. She wae? gure oF victory os: ,
ae ift ! ;
Look east—-to the rosy rift! : Look east—to the rosy rift!
pe etoulation is there—great and sore— pe oe downcasts my murmuring soul?
emptation, trial, and sin; ook up! thislesson essay :—
No exemption from these do we claim; The same GoD made the desert and thee ;
But he that endures shall win. And, He, Who leadeth the way,
Look east—to the rosy rift! Points east—to the rosy rift!
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| l yl
Hi '
fe a
— |
= } \_g ERA
| KE WOOO
| JA Ge PNG TN a
math be Sie aa Sa aN ES
| Zi DON KIARA A Sea Vesgeanmees\/F
Hil SLT y ep Se Se
es By Mrs. R, S. HALL.
\ iE]
| THE LATE MRS. INNOCENT. to be called among them most tenderly
; | UR Auxiliary, and indeed. our and lovingly, “ Mother Innocent.”
Pe i 8 Church as a whole, has suffered Her death took place on February
a a great loss in the passing of ith, and her remains were interred in-
a our dear friend, Mrs. Innocent, widow the Lewisham Cemetery on February
| of one of the pioneer missionaries to 16th,in the grave in which her husband’s
a | North China. I am indebted to the’ were laid twelve years ago. For some
wee i Rev. J. C. Story for the following par- years Mrs. Innocent lived with her
ae . ticulars of Mrs. Innocent’s life. daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs.
: ie She was a native of Northumberland, Shrubshall, in Brighton. In reply to a
Se H having been born at North Shields 85 letter of condolence Mrs. Shrubshall
| | years ago. It was there she met Mr. writes:
BSS i | Innocent, who was sent as a probationer “Mother’s ‘home-going’ has indeed
may i | in 1852. Her maiden name was Jane left a blank in our lives, but we are
— | Tate. She was handsome, amiable, and thankful for her to be at rest after the
= pious; and was married to Mr. Inno- pain and weariness of the last six
|| cent in 1856. Three years and a half months, and we are thankful also that
poe later she set forth with her husband to she has been spared to us for so long.
eee P| China, and became, with him, a true. Her life and my father’s were one. She
ay { | pioneer of the M.N.C. Missions in that was a true helpmeet in every sense of
ey country, ardently supporting her hus- the word, and her love for and interest
SS | band in the maturing of his plans, and in the work of our Mission in China was
oe in course of time founding and develop- the centre of her thought right up to
— ing the work for girls and women which the time when she was first taken ill _
“4 became a distinctive feature of the Mis- on August 6th. Just a few days before
— =f sion. Being deeply moved by what she _ that she had sent off a box of her beauti-
a saw of woman’s life and of child life’ ful knitting to China to be sold for the
| in China, she took up the cause of both, funds of the W.M.A. — Her interest in
a and was instrumental with other the Girls’ School in Chu Chia was
a workers in founding both boys’ and specially keen, for it was built in |
Ss yy girls’ schools, services for women, and. memory of my sister who died, and for !
7 special wards in the Hospital for their which she collected all the necessary
= reception and treatment, and never funds for building. She also collected :
oe ceased to the end of her life to main- the money which paid for the erection
ot | tain her devotion to this most humane of the Women’s Ward in our Hospital
be || and Christian work, during her widow- in Chu Chia. Her friends were many,
4 hood and retirement labouring with her and she was always so good to. every-
i hands and with her pen to secure’ one that all were glad to help ‘her in
financial aid towards the continuance of her work. Her generous hospitality
Pe this work. During her long residence ‘and great-heartedness made our house
bea A in China she became well acquainted in Tientsin a ‘home from home’ to all
Oe ae with the missionaries and missionaries’ missionaries of any denomination pas-
‘ae wives of other societies besides those of sing through on their way to country
— | our own, showing to them great hospi- stations.
tality, and winning their gratitude and “Tt was a great disappointment to
et i affection to such a degree that she came her, as well as to my father, that they
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The Work of Our Women’s Auxiliary
could not return to China. Her heart funds; last year £30 was obtained by
was there, and to talk about her be- her specially for work among the
loved adopted country and the work women and girls of China. Her going
out there was always a great joy to her. from us has left a gap which it will be
There will be great mourning in China difficult to fill. We thank God for her
when her old friends there hear that life and labours. May He raise up
their well-loved Lao Yiu T’ai T’ai is many more consecrated men ~ and
no longer on earth, but many whom she women to fill up the ranks and carry
had led to the Saviour would be there the “good tidings to those who are
to greet her on the other side.” sitting in darkness.”
It was my privilege to know Mrs. [After what is said above we are specially
Innocent during the four years we lived glad to have this month a photograph of
in Brighton, and I grew to love and Chu Chia Girls’ School, and a letter from
esteem her very highly. She was a Miss Turner.— Ep.]
regular attendant on Sunday mornings Nov. 24th, 1915.
at our Bristol Road Church, and, not- Dear Mrs. Brook,
withstanding her advanced age, would Your kind letter came to hand a
be frequently found presiding over mis- long time ago, and I am quite ashamed . g
sionary meetings ; and she always took of being so long in answering it. I am
a deep interest in every part of the pleased thus to make the acquaintance
work of the church. She was a splen- of our new Foreign Corresponding
did letter-writer, and her correspondence Secretary. I congratulate you on your
was voluminous. As indicated by her appointment and hope you will enjoy
daughter and Mr. Story, her chief in- your term of office, and that it may be
terest was in our work in China; she a good one in every way, notwithstand-
was a Vice-President of our W.M.A., ing all the trouble caused by the war.
and for many years she was a collector Our work is progressing. My school-
of a large amount annually for our girls gathered slowly after the summer
ee ea ee
eS - eee o. =.
} Bs Bae 3 ee ne eee a ee a or] Brn en Ms.
= «4 Soe wee
— AIO eS = CO
be Ee “ae? ee Na Venton Ga * aa f ee ae ; :
E co aoe [oo OC i, See ee ee ec es) Eats
det ER RAT yi ee
ea Bee 5 i d x. a as ger hy Ha es ea? pes cto
te? i, a oe i Oem |) Cet
conned eigeee e G eRe bo oe 268 Tl See edt eben
aa L an & bee OR i SP 1G a es
NI ee i
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ber gd on eee ms 2 4 |) A ga Pee
PN Sa eee eee ok sa? ace pe eT SE ee
Sag leg er) We eee ly
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Se 7 PA Br ee Pe
| See 7 a ees rhe oa OP ST Ee oy 2 ee es ios = RTS
The ‘“‘ Annie Innocent’’ Girls’ Miss Armitt.
School, Chu Chia. Miss Turner,
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azarae xy : as
Fil ——— |
: i The Work of the Women’s Auxiliary
Â¥ ib
ee Wal holiday, but we now have thirty but who are to receive baptism later in
i} boarders and twenty-four day-girls. their own home churches. Most of
i Several of the latter were formerly them hope to come again in the spring;
a ||| boarders. Of those who left last June, and in the meantime we have several
mal one has entered a Government Normal pressing requests to go and give them a
Wah School for training as a teacher, and few days’ teaching at home, in which
He) another is a nurse in a Tientsin case they would send carts to take and
a | Hospital, while two others are staying bring us back.
. 1 here to help with the little ones. One of my girls, Wang Chich Vi,
| H A month ago I took Yii Lien, one of aged nineteen, is very anxious to study
Vet our elder girls, with me on a four days’ medicine, but the cost would be about
ae tour in the neighbourhood of Kung 410 a year. Her father says he would i
| Chih Li Chia. We were well received be responsible for half that sum an-
| and my fears that a Chinese girl of nually for five years,and he prays that
se] a nineteen would not be listened to were someone will come forward to find the |
mm | soon dispelled. The visit was pro- other half annually for five years.
ie ductive, as we induced a number of Now that the harvest is all gathered
ma th women to come in for our Station in and the wadded clothes remade (no
% | it Classes from Nov. 6th to 22nd. new ones this year owing to poor cotton
a At one of the villages a woman, who _ harvest) our Sunday School classes are
at was persuaded to come to our classes in again crowded, as we hope they will
— 1914, instead of going to a temple fair, be all through the winter.
a and who was baptized this spring, has We are now preparing for our fair,
e q i | been doing good work: a large number but of that I must tell you in my next.
aa of women gathered in her house to hear’ Christmas-time is very near, and I fear f
| | the Gospel. She herself is a different it will again dawn upon a world torn
mil woman, and her neighbours, who were and distressed by the strife of men;
a once enemies, are now willing to hear: but, all the same my Christmas wish for
eae we hope for more results later. Twenty- every member of our Women’s Mis- :
me four women, with eight little children sionary Auxiliary is that “the peace of
“Si i | (three small babies) came for our Sta- God may rule your hearts and minds +4
a tion Classes. Unfortunately, just at the through Christ Jesus.” i
ee | time, Miss Armitt was ill; but Mrs. ANNIE J. TURNER. |
ea Littlewood helped splendidly, and all }
“oy my first class girls went in the mornings MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING.
— to help in teaching the women to read Hymns:
ee the catechism and the other books. “Lord, Thy children guide and
— iV Then, in the afternoons, talks from St. - keep.”
a Mark’s Gospel were given by the dif- “Praise to our God, whose bounte- t
< ferent members of our staff. The even- ous hand.” E
= = | ings were taken up by hymn practice, “My God, is any hour so sweet.” i
oe ON Mrs. Baxter’s gramophone, health talks Scripture: Acts ii, 38—47. 4
= by hospital assistants, and last, but not ; [
— least, two lantern lectures given by Mr. Praise: For the offer of Rev. C. E.
a Littlewood and Dr. Baxter. The pro- Hicks to return to China and take up f
i Boab. | gramme was arranged by Miss Armitt the work to which he consecrated him- i
ae beforehand, and it was a great disap- self a few years ago. f
peor | pointment to her to have to be out of it Prayer: That he may have a safe
b all. The greater number of the women voyage and a-successful term of service.
} i had not been before, but some came for That home-coming missionaries may
i the second and even the third time. reach this country in safety.
Petey | On Saturday morning Mr. Littlewood
i gave them a short examination to find oS }
Bean who were ready for baptism; and on
a ee Sunday four were received as members. Ir God numbers the hairs of our heads
eet There are several more almost ready, it stands to reason that He is interested every
eee i who have been enquirers for some time. time we put any money in the collection-box. i
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My Master and my
. ‘ By the Rev.
Comrade: A Grateful Tribute W. H. HUDSPETH
to the late Rev. S. Pollard. teens ; |
T was on Liverpool Street Station Fu we saw coolies carrying girls of |
that I first saw this dark, short man tender years who were to be sold into
and he struck me as having a some-’ slavery and to a life worse even than 1
what droll missionary appearance. But slavery. His big heart was greatly dis-
when we shook hands and I saw his turbed, and that night when we reached
5 eyes: how they fascinated me! Hehad_ our inn his pen wrote off one of those
truly extraordinary eyes. They were striking articles of his in which he
sharp, alert, brilhant, stern, merry, ten- made an appeal for the womanhood of 1
der, glistening, bright. China. : tl
How they twinkled when at Moscow Had he lived he would have made a
we met some Cantonese Chinese, with name for himself as a writer. He was
| whom he immediately entered into con- too busy to give much of his time to
| versation. Here he was in all his bril- this, but he had got together dozens of
-' Tiance! In a eeeei eens SN PaO ARES EPR ERE SVR ea :
| moment the En- me wg ere ry
glshman and — oe em at RSE oa ts ot Nomen ne \
Chinese’ were. | Gaus Wea 5 lt! Sees e
laughing and | i RE aT s ae
chatting as Me ke : i a a4 ;
though they had cee .— Eee ee |
- °. ‘been friends for #7” i a hl in =a :
years, and when > . wa ea a lhl
| a policeman
came up to or fp WAM Meine Mes pete) plweN 0) a iene li C
der away the [age rp ; Sy dg Ch Gis 0 a Sr i ve
Chinese for ob- (Mega im oN Ne 4 Ce Cae ig a
structing the. pin a i) Re ree ve Wor
path the mission- Kd ee gles i | HS. ay Ce a A ok
ary characteristi- ("aia a it hehe, ee) | ‘ an?
cally remarked that he was re- | me Hf ee }! i, Ft : i mY
sponsible for any [aaa a che |B eee Gre alters
irregularity. And Pi Gilisdg Qe manee nw mr
flashed when as etgiiergt ee ie Gy ee
we were journey- (Asatte
ing towa rd 8 |B ess G mbiuineabece a eo auinae gondii oe alee SEE ne ee pte eat %
Ton g Chuan Part of the crowd at Double Star, when the (Photo: The late S. Pollard.
: Chapel was opened. (The writer may be seen on the left in pith helmet.) 4
May, 1916, ; f



| | |
SS i f
te
CC My Master and my Comrade
Sue |
SS | notebooks full of information about the run into his presence and kneel down
we \ tribespeople of South-West China. And before him. The white teacher lays his
ES | what amazed me was that he could write hands upon the distressed man’s head
. aa under any circumstances and in the and prays, and after some time he goes
strangest of places. I have seen him sit away clothed with a new strength. There
es down in a cold mud hut, in which pigs is a girl who has been thrashed by her
“ | were grunting and snorting, poultry stepmother, who does not want her be-
Bt | cackling, people gabbling, and, in spite cause there are her own children. The
aN | of it all, he has written in half an hour lass is greatly distressed, but the white
os { an article which such papers as the teacher finds a way out of her difficulty.
— || “Christian World,” the “Missionary Re- She comes along with us to Stone Gate-
ES Hl view,” and the “ Sunday at Home” were. way to study her books, and by and by
ee ever ready to accept. she marries one of our preachers. Is it
oS | I first saw him amongst his much- strange that the Miao spoke of him as
aS Hi loved Miao at Long Sea. Ten miles. their father and mother? He would
ae a before we reached this lonely chapel a __ travel many miles to give assistance to
a crowd had gathered to welcome him, anyone in trouble, and he would trudge
— | and as our sturdy ponies toiled up ‘hose in any weather and along any road to
2 | barren hills, [ was charmed in watching take help to his people.
ee H how he won the affection of this wild When we came to China together
: W people. He had a kind word for all, someone spoke of us as Jonathan and
= old and young, man and woman, and his armour-bearer. The simile interested
= he could remember dozens of their me, and during the five years we lived
Ss names, and practically all their faces. together at Stone Gateway I was able
ae I had to pay my footing that night, to study his chivalrous and knightly
| and how gently he taught me. We ways. A true Knight of the Round
= were in a two-roomed hut. One room Table was Mr. Pollard. There was
Ss was full of cattle, and our room was full nothing ephemeral about his wit and
| of people. The air was as foul as that kindness. He could always see the
= | of a disused mine, and by nine o’clock bright side of any passing trouble, and
me I was lying in my Chinese bedding with in the struggle with heathenism he was
| a throbbing headache. And he! He _ ever in the thick of the fight. He often
% I] was thrilling the people by telling them said that in spite of what up-to-date
eS 1 of his wonderful Jesus! And how he theologians wrote he was convinced that
a | could use their language! A Miao told in West China there was a very real
ee i - me that the white teacher knew their personal devil. And how valiantly this
sa language better than they did them- Christian knight fought the host of
ae L selves. I have seen him handle a_ devils that he found in Miao-land. Woe
So | throng of two or three thousand Abori-- be to anyone who interfered with Sam
| gines as easily as great public speakers Pollard’s Miao! He would move
SS i in the Homeland can handle an English heaven and earth to protect them, and :
NN crowd. And immediately after he would after eleven years’ hard fighting there
ae address a Chinese congregation, and were five thousand baptized Christians.
a with his sharp, crisp, telling sentences I never knew a man so unselfish. We
oe 1s he could make them laugh or cry at had been nursing a dying babe all night,
1 || pleasure. That night I lay watching making a hard struggle for its life, but
et] him: A mother who had lost her child when morning dawned we saw we were
1] came and into his ready ears told her going to lose. The babe was in my
: Vi tale of pain and sorrow. He listened to arms, and when we saw the end coming. i
: i} her while she poured out her story, and he said, “ Give it to me, Hudspeth; I’m
| then he spoke words of comfort, and the _ older than you,” and he nursed the child
i poor woman went away with a smile on until it died. A bad case of leprosy
her tear-stained face. Hundreds of came into our medicine room one day:
wae| people came to him in their grief, and “You go out a little while, Hudspeth; .
they never sought him in vain. In his. I’ll attend to this”: and with his own
| great heart he had words of love for hands he bound up the bad sores, He
them all. I see a man devil-possessed was always doing such kindnesses. A
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| | .
My Master and my Comrade : |
dirty scrap of paper on which were writ- the open side of his grave men who had i i |
| ten a few Miao characters was handed been wine-drinkers, thieves, idolators, a
into his study. A little Miao girl was and everything that is bad, shed hot ot
. ill with typhoid. In a few minutes his burning tears. “We loved him better ie
horse was saddled, and on that cold. than our own fathers and mothers,” they |
December day he rode twelve miles to said. A solemn hush fell on the great 4
see this little maiden. Typhoid, leprosy, congregation. Chinese, Miao, and ;
small-pox: he was afraid of nothing. I-pien cried like children. — +
5 A little girl whose father is a leper And now on the hill behind our home 14
came into his study, and as soon as she_ there is a lone grave from which can | i
_ saw him she burst out crying. “Teacher, be seen stretching away in every direc- | |
teacher,” she sobbed, “they say ’m a_ tion mile after mile of Miao country. A i
leper, too, and none of the village girls white cross marks the revered spot, and - +} |
| will play with me.” In a very few yesterday as I stood by the graveside EF
minutes that lassie went away laughing, 1 wondered what the United Methodist Ts
! nursing a foreign dolly which made up Church would do to commemorate the 13
for the loss of her playmates. life of this man of God. We are pas-
When he was beaten and the man re-_ sing through sad, lonely days, and the
: sponsible for the cruel deed was to be weeks to come will bring much of pain y
executed, the white teacher interfered and sorrow. The stress of the work |
and saved the would-be murderer’s life. grows keener, the loss of the great 3
“When I’m better I want that man to ‘leader has made our eyes heavy and Fi ,
come and have a meal with me. Jesus sad, and the European War is using up a ig
4 Christ died for that man, and I want the money we need for this work. ie
to see him saved.” oe arg ecu going to ae In ihe pte
. : “West ina Missionary News” the ¢
Ercan Uae ro are eee cach editor has asked a question which I 1
y , : é pass on to you men of Cornwall, to you |
This was Mr. Pollard’s work. He men of the South, and the North, to you ~ HF
would go anywhere to save men. He _ men of the U.M.C.: -
had a passion for souls, _ “And shall Sam Pollard die? And yy
And as he lived, so he died. It was shall Sam Pollard die?” j
this unselfishness, this love of others, To attempt to tell all’that Mr. Pollard
that cost him his life. accomplished during his lifetime would
I was nursing a
some boys ill with : Ho
typhoid. After some :
days I myself h
took the — dread Wc a ce |
disease. Mr. Pollard Scare a pe :
nursed me; but ee ; Hi
after fourteen days one ee es
he was ill, and, alas! obs se, a i 2 een '
was unable to en- Beil ee eet ae ee apa ee at | wees H
came as a great crc a A
shock tone for toi lhl
was in one room ° —i eset: eee 5 ee ay
and I in the next. Lonnie. SE Mie a
Though I knew he ee eS ee Sern ita. ae [a : a
was ill had no idea ee ee
of what was coming. aes WE sh git, Soe. Se Bose ay |
He pasesd to hes ee ae es: ye a is
eternal rest just as I ee San ta Pie ip ooh aa Hl
- ; < cre “os : Bie be hoe Mea ee Ha
| was commencing to ; _ “Ae ae ae bait WE
| recover. ae SORT : ; |
; Strong men wept General view of Stone Gererer: | (Rev. Alfred Evans. \ i
) at the news, and at Eee Gu Me arinaepeipricad Gc Sect a acne ; #
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Pit |
7
ES ia The All-Healer
eS | be impossible. When the Miao became In closing, I cannot refrain from say-
ree | "interested in the Gospel they had no ing a word about his brave wife and
Si | written characters. He gavetotheman children. The tragedy is greatest for °
: | easy form of writing which has been these. Three of the lads were in
ml used not only for this people of the England and one (Ernest), a boy of
| hills, but also for Lisu, Laka, and Kopu. nine summers, was here. A few days :
ae | He was an indefatigable worker, a keen ago I came across the little fellow’s
a | business man, a brilliant linguist and diary, and the pathos of it all pained me
nee | organizer, and he put his Church and more than the cut of a keen-edged
Ss | work first. But I do not intend to pic- knife. Here is what I read:
me | . ture these details of his life. I have a :
| written the above to let my readers see Fri, nent a ae very ill. Mother
es him in his work-day clothes. Fri Ger a ote © 5 a
Ne | The story of Sam Pollard’s life is San oh t. oa Da @? Teaeh
ee ended, but the energy, the force, the Su i se e th T pod d Beane

"Re | spirit of that life goes on. It possesses ee a Votre ae See een, eee
| : the souls of men in South-West China, Peet
aa it inspires the lives of the aborigines of Mothers and fathers, in your prayers
aS the Yunnan and Kueichow hills, all of find a place for this great missionary’s
a whom are now calling, calling to you wife and children and all the families of
ae . for help. missionaries,
= eae se = :
SS F|
ae
| The All-Healer.
ec “In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
2 | When wounds are red, when Ills are rife ! Despair could never yet destroy !
— | The Good Physician’s touch can calm: No grief can with His comfort cope :

<— In Him is life. In Him Is joy.

a s Beers one bil; here ea Way O world at war, there is an end!

BSS Made plain—Who said ~ Receive thy

a sight? ? No way but one for strife to cease =

SNS i Let Love, His love, the foemen blend !

: He is the Dayspring and the Day: With le hace.

— - In Him is light. eee

= Hi 0 friendless heart, there-is a Home, O tired with toil, there is a sleep

| A nest for every. wandering dove ! That lies as on a mother’s breast, :

5S ; One stands before thee saying, “Come”: Lulled by a love how near, how deep!

4| In Him is love. In Him Is rest.

oe | i O weary of earth, shall earth he all?

| ‘ Fear not by death to be bereaven : a
| Into HIS arms thy soul shall fall,
| In HIM is heaven.

4) f }

: | —S. GERTRUDE FORD.

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oa AAEM IS AP Ohi ee ¥ > : - _ Pau A ad
| pie ase Te ee Ee ee
eI
ie
\ Li ,
Through the By the i
’s Field-él . |
A Remarkable An address which is re- about 1,600 enquirers. Now this body
Address. markable in many ways Of believers addresses the United | ig
has been received from Methodist Conference | through whose WV
the Annual Assembly of the repre- ministry they have received the grace of We
5 : . God. The address is remarkable on +
sentatives of the Nosu Churches in : : , /
nnection with our Mission in Yunnan account of its being written by a Church iE
Tk eabl th SERENE ake Elder who-is a reformed wizard and iy
. Bis CHEE say oe. Ch Re signed by a Nosu B.A, as Chairman. Te
corporate life of a new Christian com- While it is addressed to our Conference
munity. These seventeen Chur ches have _ it is intended for all the members of our |) eas
been brought into existence during the Church who have shared in the work 1
past eight years through the labours of abroad. It affords another evidence of Le
| Rey. C. N. Mylne. They embrace 307 the whiteness of the field now ready for wag
adult members, 112 junior members. and the reapers.
FES a ae NS RAE HPO Fa STE ce 3
|
THE ADDRESS. te
An address to the Ministers ‘and :Representa- laws of the Kingdom, caring for us more than ee
tives at the Conference of the United Methodist a hen cares for her chickens. At the present 4 v3
Church of the Christian Church in England. time in Wei-ning, Chao Tong, Tong Chuan, i Si
Thanks to the grace of God stupid people such Hsuen-uei, Ko-kuei,, Chenshsiong, Pih-chieh, )) Sa
as we are have not been cast aside by Him: and Lu-tien, these eight places Christians are be
such grace was beyond our thought. To-day to be found, and although there are only a few ea
| we Nosu'all met together in annual assembly, hundred, nothing formerly was equal to it. i :
| formerly had no such gathering. We are by no To-day whilst there is a large number of rh)
| means a few people in China, we are the old scholars our teaching staff is insufficient. The 1. B
possessors of the land. Afteratime the Chinese grace of Jesus Christ is the source of all this ed
| ‘came but had no idea of protecting us, we were grace, and also the kindness of the English a:
thrust back and were cursed as being the bar- Conference. The Redemptive Grace of Christ we ie:
barians of the Bast and West, spoken of as the cannot possibly pay back, nor shall we forget Pe
wild men of the North and South. Afterwards the goodness of you good friends. Now our if oe
we were unable to unite together, our customs Pastor is about to return home on furlough, we | a
deteriorated, our laws and rules were spoilt, are met in annual assembly to discuss the work. ( 'f
the land passed into other hands, power was When we think of former things and present i 2
snatched by others, manyjbecame Chinese, many affairs we haye wherein to rejoice fand wherein ne
were oppressed cruelly. From ancient times to be sad, praise and thanksgiving fill one’s Hi
until now the misery we have suffered is heart, we cannot stop ourselves from writing |
uncountable. Now for the past few years after to you an expression of our feeling. To really i PS)
the establishment of the Republic the people do what we feel, we should like to come to you i
are treated alike, there is no distinction made and kneeling on both knees thank you. Alas! Wee
between Nosu and Chinese, we being so stupid we can only talk about it but cannot do it. Bh
} were unable to combat with our opponents, and Hence we write this letter and reverently address ons:
other places knew nothing of us. The Nosu you. We cannot repay a fraction of your kind- ie Vi:
youths became indifferent to learning and _ ness. We look to you to continue your kindness Hi
agriculture was badly done, business and arti- toward us. We in this sorrowful place have ie
sanship we knew. nothing of nor cared to nowhere to tell cur grievances, although we f , 1’
| attempt, quarrels and bickering took place, are so far apart, the Church’s loving regard ; A
| lawsuits were everywhere hindering \us, opium even our parents cannot rival, we call you the : he
j | smoking, wine drinking, idle habits, bodies Parent Church and the term is apposite. We ; Hit p
deteriorated, no knowledge of hygiene, diseases look to-you to send more missionaries to teach i
many, village after village died, family after and rear us, we who were reckoned dead, thanks tit
family died out, homesteads gradually became to our Blessed Lord, are saved. Your reputa= : i
: t fewer. When one thinks of it all his heart isfull tions will not be forgotten in future generations, ; Hr
f of sorrow. How dare we blame God! Wehaye we who have received your kindness will never, 4
: reaped what we have sown, until at last we never forget it. We have more we might say i
are only left a remnant. Such pitiable people but fear to arouse your anger, so will say no \ \
as we are, have hardly the heart to live. more. If in what I have said I have offended Be
Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, He died on in any way please pardon me. May peace be 2 ih
| ‘the cross for us and all our sins has forgiven, with you all. i 5 li
f and thanks too to the Conference for sending The Chairman : NIEH=-PIN-SAN, B.A. Mi 4
i missionaries who have explained the root of the Secretary : CHONG-HUAN-RAN. i v
k f disease and the source of our misery, how we \ 4
are to be rid of it, whence our Hope arises, Written by the Church Elder, ia
} teaching us new customs, and teaching us the a Reformed Wizard—Titus An. i
ae i
i, 6° : : i) Ss
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oi : : ;
j i i
| bo Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
ss The Future No one can read the Mr. Sharman Immediately upon his
: | of the above address without in Harness arrival in Wenchow
ee Work among being touched by .the Again. Mr. Sharman found
mil the Nosu. pathetic and throbbing himself immersed — in
me tl | appeal which pulsates the work of the District. He writes
Ss | through the words.. The Nosu have be-' very cheerfully of the special services
: | gun to realize the greatness of their organized in connection with the
Sh Hi need and how incapable they are of Chinese New Year celebrations.* These
| rising without our aid. Rev. C. N. services were conducted as a special
th Mylne is the first missionary who has means of reaching the people outside
| devoted himself entirely to the evan- the chapels by holding services in un- :
| gelization of the Nosu people. No one usual places. About thirty preachers
ae could have toiled with greater self- were engaged in holding ‘services for
: sacrifice and devotion than Mr. Mylne four days at eight different centres. As |
se i | has shown. He-has seen the work the Chinese New Year opens with
sl grow beyond the limits of one man’s several days spent in holiday, it affords
ee iP strength, and especially when that man a splendid opportunity of gathering
ee has to work with a much restricted. congregations at any time of the day.
Se | grant and cannot employ all the native Mr. Sharman was impressed by the
ea i helpers available. When Mr. Mylnebe- ability displayed by many of the
SS i - gan his work a grant of £250 per an- preachers, and he rejoiced in the fact
ce num from the Arthington Trustees sus- that there were many Christians who
| ; tained the new enterprise. The period were ready to testify in public.
: i for which that grant was made termi- Jen * See ddscrinlol Ghia BES 1) SOLER
— nated two years ago. There is, there- :
a | fore a much greater demand upon our AN In all their previous his-
ee | | resources if this work is not to be E ow tory, which extends
at | : : 5s Xperience
a allowed to languish. Mr. Mylne is on for the Mi over thousands of years,
ae his way home via America. He expects “'*'° "9% — it has not been known
aie to arrive in May, and no doubt we shall that the mandarins ‘have countenanced
|| hear much from him of the needs and the despised and downtrodden Miao.
| opportunities which present themselves They have ever been treated as dogs.
S i | among the Nosu in West China. At the invitation of Mr. Hudspeth a
XS i] mandarin re-
abd ee ~|. cently visited
ee > ' Stone Gateway
eS fe ‘ . ' and_ presented
ee how mae) Bae certificates to the
SS ae 2 ) aa sss successful stu-
a || “ie ee : "ge dents. He stayed
| ion © Pe ‘gi. Wie. J for two days and.
mel ot. es eis oe ee | wm er mixed freely with
— Teri ce ~ Se . the people and
a % Pak BP >, ae 4, chatted with the
i ‘ ne ie! fr ie
i i A) Ge seek Ne students.
ei aa as ) ut a i a cs Some days i
rie hae ye later eleven
i] : ie Wie - aS a _ boys were sent
i Dr Ga ; ae 1: to ae ie
| : it] pemmanetSe Bis Pe -» mandarin for his
i a) wih; PS F | kindness and
ae . 4 a VE Me e took a sheep
al 2 ¥ oe )——aand a few phea-
| 7 act ae sants “Tr A oe
} | tae lone Rey: Cc. E. Hicks, now en-route for h r c sent. ont oe
5 ‘ 1 | China: Mrs, Hicks, Charlie, and Irene, Se fie DRS on soc great surprise
i | remain at home; residing at Bideford. Natal on the 12th.] the mandarin in-
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alti eS PCT Te eT ORE eo oe Rr Pr ae ee 1
| A Tribute to Two Chinese Worthies _ i
vited them into his yamen and chatted never heard of such a thing. In the +
with them as though they were his course of his conversation the mandarin {3
equals. He even made a feast for said he really believed in the doctrine,
them, to which he invited all the but being an official it was almost im- |
local gentry. “Think of it, excite possi for him to make an open con- |
Mr. Hudspeth, “those who have been _ fession. V/
treated as dogs, the outcast and de- Here we see again how God chooses { |
spised, sitting down with gentry in the the base things and things which are de- 1
pee edempet ef an paper oan yee at in Suge pe show ee H
arin! n the four or five thousan is glory and revea e elevating -
| years of their history the Miao have power of the Gospel of His grace. te
se fe fe 6
A Tribute to Two By the late /8
Chinese Worthbies. MRS. INNOCENT.
“If you ‘have a willing mind, that is ac- On January 6th, 1878, the man
cepted; nothing else is accepted if that be who had charge of the famine refuge Ht
ane God Ceciree that. He can dothe sheds locked the door and went as usual
Bee eee CSL ONE: ie i mid-day meal. oe omen in g
Sues ; the shed were cooking their food, when |
HEME MEER re worthies at Che the place took fire, and 1,400 people 8
will a 4 ite—who had the truly were burned to death. Shortly before | ex
ee ee . Boer ra this soy oS eee girl ae been nee | €
1 an u Was a barber by trade. move i an K’u. as her mothe 1) f
He was the last of the first ten Chinese eats qa 3 e
oe recover ca the Ue The little orphan girl was sent to the 1g
urch in 1863. Though in middle life American Methodist Boarding School
he was truly converted. He could read for Girls in Beas She = Scone in ey
2: little. ae. his conversion oe New the school till of a marriageable age. |
estament became his daily study, he Her baptismal name was Rhoda.
carried it about with him wherever he. [j oe Ch’en, the nephew and j
went. As he became impressed with adopted son of Li Wan K’u, was the .
Gite lad bode Mots nd Ge ee een a
; widow. e€ wa
elapsed he could read and understand Shest for cee yess "aay ae i
much of the blessed Book; and always earnest, thoughtful boy. | Afterwards i
sought to comfort others as he was . he became a student in our Training In- a
penton a of God. His was “ willing eee ee he pecs soundly con BG
TVICe. verted. e was strongly impresse sy
In 1878 the Chinese mandarins built with the thought that he must preach vt
2 oe cia eee Gy Wall a he ore to ae countyian ; but, he Mt
rx the famine refugees. i had lock-jaw! e urged the mission- Ht
Wan K’u visited these refugees and told aries and his fellow Christians to pray i
them of salvation by Jesus Christ. to God for him that He would give him i
pone ste pore ee nee a reer eueetes iat eens Pe hismnonte i
h her little girl; the mother boldly to make known the mystery o 1
was very sick, and knew that she would the Gospel to the villagers around. God [
met die, and was grieved that after her heard their paves, and Li Lien Ch’en 1
ae oe oe as aus seas for her Ae = ay ane oan Presa e i
child. e kind-hearted man was the Truth, an od owned and blesse i
touched by her grief and loneliness and his faithfulness. Ht
said to her, “I will take care of the girl HIS MARRIAGE. oy
and betroth her to my nephew.” So Miss Cushman, Rhoda’s _ teacher, Hi
the poor widow died in peace. brought her to Tientsin from Peking. ~
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a | i
mei A Tribute to Two Chinese Worthies '
SS In the Training Institution Chapel, “After the sermon we had the com- 7
we | Mr. Innocent and the President of the munion, led by Mr. Innocent. Surely
z | Training Institution, Mr, Chang Chih the Master was with us in the breaking
‘ie San were there to unite Li Lien Ch’en of bread. Oh! may we keep the sacred
a and Rhoda in marriage, using the trans- influence with us. Abide with us!”
ees if eS ae martiage service in. the Mr. Jones wrote to me from Yung
25 | Li Wan K’u, the uncle, and his wife pine ae ae Chen has died
| sat beside the bride and bridegroom on ‘10% 10CK-Jaw:
= | a form opposite the ministers. . The So now he is among the many mis-
|| | religious service ended, instead of our sionaries and Chinese Christians before
| wedding ring, two glasses, each with a the throne of God—from the land of
i little wine, were given to the married Sinim. Welcome and well done will
— couple. Each sipped a little of the wine; greet him in the heavenlies by his Sa-
= then the wine of the two glasses was viour, and those fellow-workers gone
Se 1 | poured into one glass, and each sipped on before.
eit | age the as aoe This We the
a inese part of the ceremony ; then the : j i ae :
| bride lifted up her voice and wept (also To this touching tribute it i Btn
se part of the Chinese ceremony), Li also 2 add the resolution sent by the i orth
| wept. Congratulations from the numer- Chima District Meeting and. adopted
|| ~ ous friends concluded, the wedding by the Foreign Missionary Committee
a party went on their way rejoicing. in June last :
SSN In the afternoon the bride and bride- In reporting the decease of Rev. Li Lien -
“ae groom called on us, looking quite bright Ch’en, the committee is sensible of the very
Se and cheerful. I said to Li Lien Ch’en, great loss which the Mission has sustained
ey it “Why did you cry?” He said, “I in the death of its senior Chinese Pastor.
me il thought of my mother, and wished she Though not very far advanced in age he
| was there.’ His mother was dead. had been visibly failing for some years,
| The last I remember of Li Lien Ch’en and of Pisin at Ba he vee pe Eo eee
a was at the Chu Chia. District Mecting 2 sue limited, But those who remember
a on May 11th, 1892. The District Meet- old Kung Pei, will recall the powerful evan-
a Er ing commenced with a sermon by one of gelistic addresses full of force and oratory
% i the preachers of the District. _Li Lien such as has rarely been equalled and never
|| Ch’en was the preacher appointed for surpassed among our Chinese preachers.
a. || the day. He had been at a new station, Like Demosthenes, Li was a_ signal
xe i Pao T’ou, away from his intimate friend, ouunP of will over well-nigh insuperable
aS \ . i Rae ifficulties, for from his childhood he was af-
ik oy and evidently had been in close intimacy flicted with an ankylosed jaw which made
Se ri a his Saviour. I had written in my speaking difficult, and even the passage of
a lary: food a trying effort. It is altogether won-
a | “ We went to the service in the chapel. derful that fie two men God has given us
= Li Lien Ch’en spoke so beautifully from who apparently were naturally incapaci-
ct N the text—‘ Having therefore these pro- tated for preaching at all, Chang-Ch’ih-
| . mises, dearly beloved; let us cleanse oe with his confirmed eee and Li
at Ives from all filthiness of flesh and zien Ch’en with his tightlocked jaw, were
i ee : : S distinctly the two finest speakers on the
ae i} spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of Mission. 3
: | the Lord. : : Mr. Li was most loyal and unremitting
ae | Surely the man has gtown in wis- in his service of the Church, faithful to a
ti ie dom and in grace in his seclusion from degree in the discharge of his pastoral
1 friends. He is mighty in the Scriptures. duties, and in his walk and conversation a
SS i| His sermon was full of freshness and stalwart example of the earnest and faith-
i power, taking deep hold of the truth ful Christian minister for whom the crown
| and clearly showing itto others, There 9, ehteousnos ic held by’ atting
i Pee holy feeling amongst all present. precious and fragrant memory reaching
i About thirty preachers from the dif- back to the early days of the Mission. We
i ferent stations were present. May they commend the family he has left behind to
Sone catch his spirit. ‘ the sympathy of the whole church.
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Students’ Annual By ME DeNAGL
e e e EY
Missionary Demonstration. v. coprrey. k
HE Demonstration in connection out of his own diary, to give us a clear ‘ iv
| with our Manchester College was idea of how the work is conducted in AW
: held this year in King Street our West African Mission Stations, and ;
Church, Oldham. From the numerical. of the great need and great longing =
standpoint the success was not striking, which the people have for the Gospel t
though both our meetings were fairly of Jesus Christ. b
well attended. But the meetings, as Following on the tea,. which was i ae
such, left little to be desired. generously given by Messrs. Hempstock aes
Our afternoon chairman was Mr. F. and Well, two of the King Street breth- EB
We Dixon iPS of ft
Southport. Mr. Dixon pee ee 1%
was formerly associated | aeaeem ee, aE
for many years with the |g : eel
King Street Church, and | 79 : \
it was a real pleasure to. [im as \ Oa
the Oldham friends to |e ae .
see him once more in the |e ee : is:
church where he used to [qs * am oe ‘ee A
The students who Bes os i eS Bey i
spoke in the afternoon oa om oe oe OY AE ae
were Mr, Dibble and a “eae | =
Mr. Harris: Mr. Dib- po a + . a 1] Wf Y) Be +)
ble’s speech was almost P| : a= 8 a |
in the nature of a chal- ae Ve Aare ei Ws
lenge. It was in no ey oi ee a b= ee & "ae |
apologetic vein, and & ey rary] tf Veet LS
strongly appealed to the 2 aes Al ee. en Eke Lael a
emotion of the hearers. |e v fi a) 4 ee. 4 ee , ee = a
3 : oes f i : Sy x4 7 i Je
First, he gave a vivid 4 CS
picture o te present y--) 3 @ Oo 7 Es
state and the pressing x o : & a
wants of the great ss) Bi Po I anal po ae
heathen lands. We : peg NM Pe, boa ‘NG :
mete ae sea of the : B ie éé . ae f i
evils that are always to He Se ‘ea De | 1) Be
be seen where eas i ae a me. cy ie if a 7
tion, or semi-civilization, a 4 ee 1 Nea (a i
is found without the ; é ae wea
leaven of Christianity, : Ca : ,
and it was made clear fF a 3 4
| that we could not, yea (ie ane ij
dare not, relax our mis- | qq atdae 2 Ce dl ‘ i
sionary entérprise on ac- |aee ge ee SN Rote) tate ee tee
+ -trisis.; |“ Two things re- (Ie rete eepe ee oa eM HW
| Main. unmoved. by the (ites fa MUA ee Gus e ENR ae fh
war: Man’s need of God,’ FRAG ape tice hei a \
and God's lve ton EEE [
h Mr. Harris 1S ais nas Principal, Governor, Tutor and Students of a Wi |
f tive of Freetown, in the United Methodist Colleges. f * i
_ Sierra Leone. It was 4.5 Tews Win! Dunn, J, Burton, Coy. Chruan) B. V. Godfrey, W. King We
only needful for him to D. DQ Dibble. COW Men: CG es Gibson, A. Dimond, A. G Barker, :
| let'us‘have a’page or two“ Y Ti) Dict. Revd. 1. Brewis, BA, BD. AyG Bennett, oe
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ae ren, we had an hour’s chat, partly at the highest longings of the heart of
| table, and partly round the fire. The man.
i| result was that we began the evening Mr. Hyde, another of our West Afri-
mm | with a delightful feeling of camaraderie can students, was the last speaker. He
Re | and good fellowship. arrested our attention at the start by
me cl | The evening chairman was Mr. John singing a hymn in the Mendi tongue,
a Derbyshire, J.P., of Oldham, who gave and he never suffered our interest to |
oS | a most thoughtful address. Western flag for a moment. By reference to
“| | education and -civilization are every- African folk-lore and proverb, he
| where putting heathen superstition to shewed that human feeling is always the |
ty i | flight. Western ridicule is . strong same, that the broad ideas of right and
ial enough to break down Eastern idols. wrong hold good everywhere, and. that
S f We have taken away from China and the heathen soul is ready and able |
mee ae other lands all that fed their yearnings to raise itself to the highest by the aid |
ee for the highest, and unless we can sub- of the Gospel of Christ our Saviour. In- I
ee It stitute something better, we shall make cidentally, Mr. Hyde paid high tribute |
me il tS them worse than we found them. to the work of the W.M.A. in Africa.
a It is impossible to give, in a brief || The enjoyment of the evening meet-
poe I summary, a proper account of an ad- ing was aided by two solos, sung by Mr.
Be dress so full of thought as that of Mr. Moseley, one of our Oldham friends.
me | King, the first of our evening speakers. The day’s proceeds were well over :
: it ~ It was a masterly appeal, directed prin- 410, which, together with our subscrip-
| | | cipally, though not exclusively, to the tion list, brings the net total, to the date
| intellect. After shewing forth the value of the Demonstration, to over £450—
mt of all religions, it made us clearly realize a very fair sum, considering the unusual
| the supremacy of the Christian religion, difficulties under which the whole effort
= is Hy the one true belief which satisfies all the _ has been carried out.
a J
ee ae , C6 e e e
| Christiay Literature By the Rev.
â„¢ eh e e e e *
Ee _—_—sOiiy:« the Mission Field. FRANK B. TURNER.
ce HE wisdom of the appointment of tion as to the production and circulation
a | a Continuation Committee to be of Christian literature in every part of
me | the permanent representative of the Mission field.
| the World’s Missionary Conference and And, while the primary object of the
| | to aid in carrying forward its purposes book is to inform, it shows, with cumu-
| has been again and again made evident lative force, as it progresses, the great
es | by its activities in many directions, and value and the deep need of the written !
— not least by the dissemination of in- word as an instrument for the propaga- }
— formation of the greatest value to those tion of the Gospel in heathen lands.
i who at the Home Base support and No one can read this book without
= t | direct missionary operations throughout being convinced that the most resolute
it a the world. and universal use of this valuable and
Wate | - Further evidence of the wise activity . effective means of spreading the Gos-
A} | of this Committee is afforded by the pel is essential, and that any Missionary
| recent publication of this valuable book. Society which has no part or lot in this |
Compiled by Dr. Ritson, the well- class of work is neglecting an important
known secretary of the Bible Society, opportunity, and failing in its duty to oF
Alt it gives, within the small compass of the heathen world. eine
||| _ 150 pages, succinct and varied informa- The book under LEVIES a world- |
Gian ee oe i ON I Co eM Strveye: the reader has to... thinkin; con=
eh y nd BY, the Rev. J. H. Ritson, D-D._ Is, net, | Published by tinents,” and realise, as he passes from
i CGRP AaHReTe ee mes Mssionary land to land, how vast is the field and
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how wide the activities of that great heathen lands than the average Chris- ig
army whose aim is to win the world for tian at home realises. ie
| Christ: and, if only for the feeling of How without the written word are -
Christian Imperialism which it inspires, Christians rescued from inherited yy
i the book is of great value: one sees in heathenism to be “built up in their Vi
the immense, varied, and far-spreading most holy faith”? Preaching alone te
work already: accomplished the begin- will not do it. { |
nings of the answer to the prayer, “Thy And how but by the printed page are / :
Kingdom come.” millions of intelligent reading people to Th
The reader is taken to the Farther be won who will not or dare not come 1
| East and passes from Japan to Korea within sound of the preacher’s word? t
and China, to Farther India and the And how is so great a work to be ac- a
East Indies, to Oceania, then North- complished if—as hithertc has been the a
| ward again to India, with Burma and case—it is almost entirely relegated to 4
i Ceylon; then to the Nearer East, in- the Religious Tract Societies, as though | [Rg
cluding the Balkan States, Turkey, they, wthout the active co-operation of -
Syria, Arabia, and Persia; then to the
Dark Continent of Africa—Egypt, Cia ‘
Abyssinia, the Mediterranean States, the Oe Soe a j
Sahara, and the many still darker lands ea ae ay ee, 4 At
from Senegal to Nigeria, and from ot 2 ee _-
Kamerun to Namaqualand, then to ae ee aes a
East Africa and Madagascar and _ the ee “Nab na a t
South; and finally to the American eS eye a ae Z
Continents, and farthest North to PG a ial a
Greenland and the Eskimo. no an | oe et
As one reads, the strains of the old eae. PAE ae 1
hymn echo in one’s heart: Peers : 2 a 14
“From Greenland’s icy mountains, ; Bates ‘a Ph x if :
From India’s coral strand, tee a : iY
Where Afric’s sunny fountains eee a ey
Roll down their golden sand, Ress Nie As at
From many an ancient river, bas | y :
From many a palmy plain, he ae y ! i
They call us to deliver e ares +
Their land from error’s chain.” vi Pd aa if
and one rejoices that by the printed Ag ee .
page the call is being so widely and so ieee: seo a
effectively answered.’ Ca ee aa a
. But greater far than that which is Tha Roce RCRA =
done is the work yet needed: the need Des MEO rene thy ag i,
for Christians of every land to have in Secretary of the Christian Literature Society of 1
their own tongue not only the Bible, through failing health and advancing years. Li
the blessed boon already, thank God, — See eee ER Laat eed BENE BeMES oR if
available everywhere, but also such a : A | tl
Christian literature as we in Christian all the Missionary Societies, could com- ; i
lands possess and enjoy—translations pass so great a work? 1
of devotional books, helps to Bible Every reader of this book will feel A
study, Christian Evidences, Apologetics, that his own Missionary Society should Mi
biographies, sermons, Christian Theo- have a definite stake in this important - Pa
logy ; and for non-Christians, treatises work; that without its effective prose- Hi
_ and tracts, commending the Gospel and cution all other missionary work must |
showing the world’s need of it, and be seriously hindered; and that every i
counteracting the immoral, rationalistic missionary budget should provide for t |
-and eae Chester literature which, the setting apart of men whom years of Hi :
H through the inspiration of the devil, is missionary life and study have qualified Ba
| being more widely distributed in for literary work, and should make pos- ; |
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SC In the Day of War
as | sible. the use of Mission funds in larger b |
nie i measure for the effective employment In t © Day of War.
SS | of Christian literature: in every Mission: “6 Naver now’ sete evening sun
field which such budget embraces. Tey EMER I oe
oe | United Methodists will realise with But proudly animes dest vay
oy regret that our own Society has not a mance Faas old § i
a | single man set apart for this important pyeroic, beautiful in death
| work; and that in the field of Christian Oh hitde sound ;
Sh { Enterature— which: we must have and yc as Gia Eaetamental, wine
oe) ii must use—we are almost entirely reap- edith eareund
a ing where others have sown. aie
S | The missionary world owes much to © never now breaks light of dawn
a the Biblical translation work of the re- Through the low grey cloud,
| vered Mr. Pollard, and to the labours of | But it reveals a mother’s head
a Dr. Candlin and Mr. Soothill, prose- In anguish bowed
ae cuted amid the pressure of other mani- O’er wounds that bleed and ache.
a fold duties; but we ought to have a O let it bleed—
= fuller share in the producing of Chris- This heart of blood through which there
— tian literature. smites
a We heartily commend this book to A sword indeed.
: i the careful perusal of all who hope for That which to'our beloved’ we give
| the coming of the Kingdom of God Is given to’ keep : -
ae inthe. earth: they will learn? from: iti) wwearnintie Heaven: sivaih bu to take
— how effective a means to this great end —— To soon ‘to rea .
how etrecti te p
= As A aes Literature in'the Mission wat hath with lavish hand been sown
ed 1} eld. On uplands fair.
SS se Once look we: lo! the second time
Ree | : The land is bare. ;
Se i of The International Perchance this solitary waste,
ee | | | ° vada She Watered with tears,
Si i Review of Missions ’’* Will bud and blossom as the rose,
Re | THIS . ever-welcome and_ eyver-valuable i oe SO onan
a quarterly commences its issue for April with Will clothe itself in verdure soft,
| “A Missionary Survey of the Year 715,” as at Sweet to the eyes, i
Se] | boa the Home Base. It will be remembered And fair as fields of living green
Sr | that or, ae Jee ae a lengthy In Paradise. J. M.
ee Ht survey of the distant field. ere ied
ao | | “The Present Missionary Environment in eee RO C2) Dy spe mue on
ee | China ” is the subject of a refreshing article ° ‘© tea
SSS from the fertile pen of Dr. Robert E. Speer. x NG A kindred ‘contribution on “The Present
| Situation in India” is by Mr. Sherwood THE Board of Study for the Preparation of )
5 He i Eddy. Missionaries is arranging for a Vacation
An interesting comparison is made by Miss Course to be held from July 22nd—August
SS H G. A. Gollock between “A Woman of France 18th, in Oxford. The subjects to be treated
Hab and a Woman of Scotland.” by a staff of highly-qualified lecturers are:
; i| “Missionary Preparation in North Ameri- Anthropology, Buddhism, Educational Psy-
| ca,” “The Church in the Mission Field and chology and Method, Hinduism, History of
i} Medical Missions,” are living subjects, and Missions, Islam Phonetics and Religions of
eS | are treated respectively by President W. China. The Chairman of the Board is pre-
| Douglas Mackenzie and Dr. Fletcher Moors. pared to consider confidentially a limited
| head. number of cases in which deserving students
| A The other features of such a review as this 4° ae x ae Ce me ic Pare ee f
: are well maintained, rendering it veritably cate ae eso hieihede trae Ae Bere
AE RCE ic) ON nea A At a 2 Church Crescent, Muswell Hill, London,
. " | i) *Oxford University Press. 2s. 6d,net. 8s, per annum. N;
|
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Sty a a OM an LPC a UC TG NASA aa ne =} a
| Noteworthy Helpers. |
| 145. Gladys Hicks, Rehoboth, Week St. 146. Willie Barlow, Sheffield, Shrewsbury - :
| Mary Circuit. Road Circuit. Be
i 15 Hicks is the daughter of Mr. es aia ‘ pale a0
peed ies, ai ectwemied ‘eed ‘dreschen The following is Willie Barlow’s mission- ce
| The amounts collected by Gladys make a 4tY record in connection with the Shrews- 3
; good record for one who is only fifteen years bury Road Church, Sheffield : oY
of age. Being a sparsely-populated district in Lig eds f
f North Cornwall, she has had to travel many 1911 Pe oe ne 212 5 f
i miles to secure the sums here given. But oe
: 1912 RNS On Ta of
year after year the work has been cheerfully 1913 : : cE
undertaken. Gladys is a member of the at Bee ra 6 10 OR ee
t Rehoboth Church, Tresmeer, which is noted 1914 see ais ae 613 0 ai
j for its generous gifts to the missionary cause, 1915 ee Big wae 610 0 e
f usually occupying the premier place in this i we eara ef
i respect in the Week St. Mary Circuit. £26 19 5 a
Ay 8.0. i : 4s
- 1909 Se ronnie Cor de Oy or : Te
t 1910 sie Pe ESL BET) We think it entitles him to a place in the ;
, 1911 ae he ee Lego) Portrait Gallery of the EcHo. |
1912 ee see a 5. 0.0 —Per Rev. W. Bradley. y
1918 ee MRO Bi BG) nares y
1914 Sen eA Alanine ser Bee be) ane
1915 te ase nie 5 6 0 B
1916 Etec tn oc ASCE rR
Pp £30 7 6 Tae
4 a —Per Rev. W. D. L. Cann. : :
| es 8 2 oa 1
| ac Bao a WH
| Te Os od | A
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} ‘- . : . o ; Se ~ te a 3
; Te ig ae ” bem Bi
AEN a . yor . ai
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: i Ee ae oe ae pA
Be) FE a - ‘ 4 F j hy
oS ra oe am te
nS x ae Seale ie i | J
il Bee i Desc ; ofa
et Pe eae ON ree meet: ae ere ee is | Hi 5
i ap Gladys Hicks. ‘Willie Barlow. i | Hi
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Ne Wie: Ba \ é (dN Q UES é
S EES, Soi
oa i } tf es ay NY A iy) bes NN
mT | Me 7 ING VQ aM)
: | HIS Ly e TNE ee Te »
aa sy WOMENS AlUxXaieiANDyve |G
s | By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
all ' OUR W.M.A. it is our privilege this month to insert
mit We’re just a band of women two such letters—one on lady workers
| With hearts all full of love. in Ningpo, and the other describing a
-— For Chast our Ford and: Saviour, remarkable service which was held on
ei | We a ae ue ou eres Chinese, New Year's Day in Wenchow.
ie ‘Arias ie oe Bll wolitd ad : These letters give substantial proof that |
- A message of salvation, our work among the people of China is
me) || This great wide world to mend. succeeding, and that foundations are
oN } Po eaiy ee ocn being surely and firmly laid on which
s | Wino eatS ac tee aeccure: to build the Temple of the Lord.
|| | Have never heard of Jesus
mol} Nor of his wondrous powers. Lady Workers in Ninépo.
Ley So we must all be working; From Mrs. REDFERN.
|| | Each has some part to do, Because we have no ladies directly
ae ns the pene ee a under our Mission Board working in
<< or ee ee OEE Ningpo, some may feel that our women
me ii) Our prayers, our means, our children, and children are being neglected; but
a 5 ore some ot i. antes this is very far from being the case.
SO oth pitas pecans ae Lee Mrs. Swallow has been untiring in her
ma | Oh mae ae Aa Pey Koay award: work of visiting the members as well as
Ss Gur Saviour to behold; having charge of the Day School for
_- Thal Content to'know that souls were saved Girls. I say Day School, though as a
| By the message we have told. matter of fact we have a small hostel
ae a j i From “The Woman’s Evangel.” in connection with it which may form
Re {| the nucleus of a Boarding School in
ee |) It is always a great pleasure to read some brighter future, when money is not
ee | letters from our missionaries’ wives, and so scarce and lady workers will be forth-
| Ba coming.
ee Then Mrs. Lyttle has been
ag i ss ' | most diligent teaching the
mee) | || sits / is, ' school girls lacemaking and WI
Sj Log ' needlework which may help
aN feta < i, are _ them to earn a livelihood |
; ae ia > | some day.
ai | : i, = a But I want to introduce our
| Ue, N te Ce friends to lady workers who, |
mel tae on ae though not nominally under
mil — aoe » | our Mission Board, are yet
Aik Be ie —, ’ fe | doing work in conjunction
| fy f ; e ae % 4 hs ane : i with us.
ae \ipceueete Oe a Miss Ferguson, I consider,
bh a q | eee = ~—Owass: brought into our life and
he i a eee SiS in a wonderful way and
: { ae has brought a blessing to us
ee Bad TSA by her piety and entire trust
| in God.
a4 | ee Mr. and Mrs, H. S Redfern. ~ She came to help us tem-
i On furlough from Ningpo, China, for the second time, porarily at the College while
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The Work of Our Women’s Auxiliary F |
| Ee
| Mr. Redfern was il with Para- apart for work among the women and Ei
typhoid fever, and at once her bene- children. It cannot be too often empha- e
ficial spiritual influence was felt by sized that such work in the past has
us all, and especially by the boys she proved very fruitful, and is absolutely -
taught. Fortunately for us she felt led necessary for the all-round development
to remain with us a she aces and is of any mission. % /
there now as one of the stalt. Ef
Besides her work with our boys and A Chinese New Year’s Day. .
before she came to us, Miss Ferguson From Mrs. CHAPMAN. zs oF
had opened a small mission hall in the Wenchow, Feb. 6th, 1910. Ee
main street of the Ningpo Settlement. To-day is the first Sunday in the first he
Here, besides holding evangelistic ser- Chinese moon, Chinese New Year’s Day a
vices for all comers, she gathered the being last Thursday, and so because of of
children of both sexes from the streets the New Year the members and friends : |
t and taught them to read and write, gave came in crowds to the service. Although 8
them Scripture teaching and taught the skies were threatening and the Fe
them to sing hymns. She visited the — streets slippery we had a fine congrega- 4
homes round her mission, and some of _ tion of close on a thousand men, women, ||
the women went daily to her house for and children gathered together for wor- e
prayer and Bible-study in the evening. ship in our city church. It was an in- }
We also hear that Mr. Sheppard, who — spiring sight; one that ever makes me .
is now acting Principal at the College long for the friends in the homeland
during Mr. Redfern’s furlough, has suc- ‘who give so much of their time and a
ceeded in securing the services of an- money to support missionary work, to
other lady assistant at the College. This see for themselves. Here is some of the :
news is very welcome, as we have harvest gathered in, the seed of which §
already had experience of Miss Boyce they themselves have helped to sow. i
as a teacher at the College. Her devo- Such a happy-looking congregation, |
tion, combined with her immense énergy too! We looked round and everywhere oy
and ‘brilliant attaimments, were much a smile greeted us; such friendliness Ee
- appreciated when she stepped into a_ that the heart was cheered at once. The Re J
eae places A a Se ede q
and helpéd us Fo as BS ae ae z ae
for two months Ma Wi ce
about a yer Fe Woe ey GR FOU
ago. oe Bis = Gy Bar ie eo CB Or) eH Hh
These two [jue a QS A ie Ne NS | Fr
ladies at the (lea Bs Bian | cite Aes oe ey — VF F i
present time are pe Fin) bs ie tiee fs a \ hee) a |
| supported by | @ eee | Gene 4 § é + | f
funds derived De iS ae Fi .. yom oe |
| fan i Pe aa i Pe re /
. / ees of the stu- A974 Pa ee ee I ae a? if
dents, as our «> 4 lel pe a a ee Pee Pi oe f
College is now. || see. WW Z| ree eke) oe Ls ek os HH
practically self- | rr ks oe es ii mh ate ; PE i
supporting. We | | =e eee hg TE ae EBS { i Se Sat ih
trust, however, | agp stepecncma 7) 1) NS Ova EM Wilt) ga amie i i
that the time is | ~~ Warmly ie i a mill, , i Vet eI eee Ba
not far distant fj (1MIE Th ey SF bey’ " men PR ; |
when these or PeeMG PLLA BAN Ld NG ee Cra aes a
other ladies a 7S \\ { ae ie so Ne = Bl
supported di- as ee ee ae wey eee Ta i
rectly from cee] we Ree ete Nw! ee 2) |
home will be set @.#a¥ | ce ye Se Th q
a *See Ecuo, 1915, pp. (STOR Sah aN SRE ER ee AB i Se Ris it eee Nel 4 i |
Ki 126—8.—Ep. Ko-Pu Women, ‘i : (Rev. H. Parsons. é i



sae a :
ae The Work of the Women’s Auxiliary
eS children were for the most part in their closing prayer of the. first service.
: 1 | new clothes; even the poorest en- The church was now slowly cleared of
| deavoured to have something new, if all except the members who were re-
|| only a cheap gaudy little cap; while maining for the celebration of the
me tl | others were resplendent in complete new Lord’s Supper. This was a most im-
i H outfits: gowns, shoes and hats. The pressive service, at which nearly 400
: i little girls’ shoes were in many cases partook of the bread and wine. First,
5 | beautifully embroidered; the work of however, three men came forward and
<_ patient mothers. The smaller children were baptised by Mr. Sharman (they
a nearly all wore wonderfully-embroidered had been examined the day before).
ee il bib-aprons with fine deep pockets where Of the three who thus knelt at the Com-
Ss all kinds. of treasures could be stored munion rail one was a dear old patri-
ea | | | that would delight the heart of any little arch of 84, and all three had walked
ee | English child. One and all, old and many, many miles the day before to be
mil young had come, I feel sure, with one received as church members on this first i
= idea—starting the New Year well. Sunday of the New Year. Then two
= Mr. Sharman was the preacher, and mothers brought each a baby to be
me | his face shone with a great joy and ten- blessed; and Mr. Sharman prayed for
| derness as he stood up in the pulpit and God’s blessing to rest on the two little
| looked over his great flock. He rang ones. Another hymn followed the par-
SS - . the big bell for all to understand that taking of the bread and wine, and then
mee yk worship time had come, and we all the closing prayer, with the heartfelt re-
— joined in the New Year hymn, “ Another . sponse of the members, “This is my
a year has passed away.” Whatavolume heart’s desire. Amen.” May the
ae of sound! I would you could have. prayers which have gone up to God
cee heard it; you would have rejoiced even from Wenchow city chapel to-day be
eit ie as we did. The sound of the small answered, and will our friends at home
— organ was soon drowned by the hun- remember our Christians out here and
| dreds of voices singing praises to God pray that they may be kept ever faithful
Se in the Highest. No small wonder is it and true to the God whom they have
et | | | that passers-by look in out of sheer chosen to serve?
| curiosity when they hear this hearty
ee | | singing and are often impelled to re- MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING.
| | main, and thus hear, may be, for the Hymns:
> aa first time, of God the Father and His “T lift my heart to Thee.”
— | | Son Jesus Christ, #hezr Saviour. Who “See how great a flame aspires.”
= - can tell how many are constrained to “Call them in—the poor, and
se {| believe! wretched.”
| As Mr. Sharman finished his first Scripture: Matthew xvii. I—14.
~ a prayer there was a fervent murmur from Praise: For signs of deeper interest |
ie the congregation, “Sang nyue ji tsz in the Gospel Message among the
ee omang” (This is my heart’s desire, Chinese people, and for evidences of the
= Amen). Then came the sermon based growth of our work, especially among ’
am : on Joshua’s words, “Choose you this’ women and children.
L | day whom ye will serve; whether the Prayer: That our missionaries may
| gods which your fathers served that were _ be enabled to labour in much patience
i on the other side of the flood, or the and diligence, and that the joy of ser-
oe | | gods of the Amorite in whose land ye vice may abound in their own souls
4 dwell: but as for me and my house, we more and more. :
| will serve the Lord.” Mr. Sharman Participators in the Missionary Prayer
gave a rousing appeal that one and all Union of our Church may be reminded
should choose on the first Sunday of a_ that the topic for the week commencing
| New Year the Lord as their God and, May 14th is as follows:
1 having chosen, to serve Him faithfully For the Women’s Missionary Auwxili-
throughout their lives. The preacher ary: that its power and service may
ie also indicated what true service en- ‘extend. Read Phil. iv. 1—7, and p. 68
| tailed. Another hymn, and then the -—g99 of Report. ~
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Ky % SOY J the Son of God, and the sons of men.” QE ROLY : x :
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Tseh=chioh and By the Late \e
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Great Bridée. Rev. S. POLLARD.
O many missionary journeys have more grumbling at the junket-y roads
S been described in the ECHO that than did the fine old Miao. aE
one wonders whether the many Saturday we reached Long Sea and “Th Be
readers will care to read the story of spent a very pleasant Sabbath among }
yet one more journey. There seems no the Christians there. The children here yy
possibility of doing the work in West aoe ae Se
China’ without spending many days avoir gt = Vine -)) &
each year in the saddle, and so long as 7 ag ee: ce op
that state of affairs lasts, so long will | Jaeeie se (ey eet | fe
there be “ yet another journey” to write, & Geog Yilo.e — J Ee
about. Magen Nil a oll a | . BE
I left home on a Thursday a few } Roe ae 7 is i
weeks ago, and stayed the first night at ja» a yl | Ee
a Miao village, where the people are fig, (2 yee i Nas ae |
still waiting for the landlord’s permis- —e > (i <:rmagm “= 3
sion to build a chapel. The next day, gittpy % in wer Ge Y Sag '
at nine o’clock, we came toa small Nosu. 5.4 aN ee i
chapel where Mr. and Mrs. Evans had pa na |
stayed the night before. They left just Siig 7a ee |
before we arrived, so we just missed a aay? a eae Ba | &
great pleasure. That day theraincame Fea 1) ee See ; |
and the state of the main road which = Gor ae Pe eta Uo em -
we followed for miles was indescribable. Fux | i ee ce oe ape | i
If anybody can imagine ploughing [igi Fjemu ge ||) rae |
through miles of mud junket he can | a At ies W a on ye gai Hi
then picture us fairly accurately. The -PRS 4.7) yetMln® © Bae 2) a
telegraph wires by the roadside badly a) PTY a mt Vos cy
needed repair. In some cases they !.°%) |. es eR | ae i
were hanging down so low that one add /) Pe eee ma anienet : i
could easily pull them. We travelled ig th i 9 : Ray oe Pu
110 li that day (over thirty miles), and be ihe eG eae 3 ||
an old Miao 'Christian, over seventy Me ee ee ea ee : |
years of age, walked all the way with ee Se eee Bl
us. - The English missionary did far if aed Scie: 3° ; ‘| \
toad Jt Pahoa a Goa, cle seettgd from, our Me ayo of my frlonda at Long Sea, 1
chee don vom sagen’ paper, Use it when you think proper, They wear their hair like this. _ If you saw what i) {| j
i i ird to send and then will lie low for a while. was on the other side you would fall in love at Bea]
The third” did not come,—Ep. once. God bless: the little fairies.—S. Pollard. ; | I
June, 1916. . L “4



all i
. a hk :
ee) | |
— | es Tseh-chioh and Great Bridge
: i | | are great friends of the missionaries, and Guns,” we had a chapel full of people,
| | we always have a great time when we mostly Miao. The people here are a
any meet. Though the majority of the warm-hearted folk, whose chapel-build-
me iil people had not heard I was coming the ing efforts are remarkable. It was the
| EI chapel was full. The Miao preacher Christian example of these Miao which
ed here does his work well. led to the opening of the Nosu centre
okt « os os *
; HL On Monday we went to “Valley we visited next day at Tseh-chioh,
| Lh fee Mouth,” a non-Miao outstation, where where we found one of the most remark-
a WA | | the Chinese preacher, Mr. Wu, has able works we have seen for a long
el been working hard to win the people. time. A lot of fine school-boys came
i So well has. he succeeded that there is out to meet us, and after the customary
Some HH f not an idol left in all the valley. The greetings we came up tO%ea} group of
eit services are held in a chapel built partly Nosu and’Chinese. We warmly wel-
i from the materials of the old common comed . each other, and then Mr. Ten
mel temple. A great crowd of people Myriad King, the chief mover in the
«es gathered at night to see the magic lan- work here, took us to a large temple
me th tern. The preacher's wife had .just which has now been turned into a
es started a girls’ school and was meeting Christian school and chapel. It was
mm iit with success. It is, however, difficult to a wonderful experience. The gods
= | : /|_. persuade Christians to send girls to were all gone, and in their place were a
Se Hi | re school, as the old prejudice still lives, fine band of strong, healthy boys and
= | Why should I be at the expense of girls, the hope of the future. Mr. Hun- .
a educating a girl to go as daughter in dred Thousand King told me that for
i some other family?” It is very difficult some miles around there were no idol
ml; to overcome this prejudice. = = =~=~——- worshippers. All the people have |
-— | The day after, at a place rejoicing in joined the Christians. The most in-
. oo {| the warlike name of “Looking for the teresting thing I heard was the story
a )
a ll <_< i é ie
mo oj ie ee. ee LN em,
. ee Sr i a | a? Ey. oo ee
a ele, || ee See % yt ey |
et Oe et Ce Ne is a ten a Pe
b é i f he is NS i ‘ 4 Seg ie a Ra ¢ eS aN Cer ate id
| | Ve bo PU cok EEN: | ag eA er |
| i ae Bh oe rae eek ey a) % &
ie ee ~~ ee Fe : VE |
te : 4 , oa i RO PY eK
? fee, Loo eal eet Tio a aii a has co Ns
ae fl ce A NO a: HE IO
‘ h fee, Some of the leaders at Tseh-chioh,. ‘
q Hah Mr. Ten Myriad King is the tallest, seated in the centre at the back. Immediately in front of him is Mr. } )
a | Hicle Peter Wang, B.A., the apostle of the Nosu, who came with the Miao ten years ago, and was the first of i
; i ; our Nosu to be baptized. These two men are great men,—S. Pollard. Ss
i
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re r ren oe Sa sag : MI
/ Tseh-chioh and Great Bridge ‘ Bs
this leader told of how he first heard of a warm-hearted lot of folk, and about in
Christianity from the Miao, and how 200 came at night. After the service Bl
their example led him to decide to ac- we had to walk some distince in the —
cept Christ. In the early days, when dark to our host’s. He and his aged *
the work broke out around Long Sea mother treated us splendidiy, but the tf
we were very afraid of this man. Again dogs that guard their place tried their he
and again there were threats that the best to make our visit a failure. The - :
powerful Mr. King was going to destroy fierce brutes! One was very pleased to A
a ~ the Christians. We did not think then hear how clearly Mr. Wu told the story te
that he was “taking notes,’ and that of Christ when he was preaching. He Pe
| * in a few years he would be tlie leader ~ always laid stress on the real things that ee
_ of a very remarkable movement. That matter. No one could have any doubt -
this ‘man was willing to learn from the as to his faith in the atoning death of be
| lowly Miao and willing to ascribe his Jesus. i. Hi
_ salvation to their leading, proved to me After leaving “ Great Bridge” we had © |
that he is a great man who will do much an exciting experience ‘at Chi-loh, a Te
| for the Church in years to come. couple of miles from Long Sea. A (Ramp
After leaving Tseh-chioh we travelled Christian school has been heid in the - Pe
| * on to “Great Bridge,” passing through temple there, and to-day all the idols ee
: some beautifully-wooded country. Some were to be destroyed. We were “in at Pah
of us pioneers do a lot of reading on the death,” and very much enjoyed |
horseback. One of the books I read that watching the end. oo ee
gee day was a German story in Chinese, Sunday found us at Long Sea again. oe
bought in Yunnan Fu. It was the story The chapel was packed, and during the Pee
of Faust told as a fairy tale for Chinese. service.ninety people were baptised. It 5
children! was a great day. God blessed us very i i:
At “Great Bridge” I found another much. Some were seventy years of [>
of the new chapels Mr. Wu has been age. Some were scarcely ten. All said “oe
building for non-Miao. ‘The people are they loved Jesus and would serve Him i
’ oe i Wi mee ie Sar Pe He
ny | Pee > ae ee a Te
[SE ARE Re cae Fi s Ns SI ga : aoe aa . ea
haat hla a kN ; RN ; PA ie Pe
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aa SET Bou Sere atahcoc RCE ES ide ‘ é ii
a | Pe Ls Gee a ima SS ASIBN Ae ee ae si eee ye Pea
cr, a ar ame Bel Seah ae ee : )
| Our New Chapel at Great Bridge. fea) [Late Rev. S. Pollard. a i
Be Ry (The Missionary’s horse is on the right.) y eh Seen | |
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af
cee | | The Observatory
S 1h for ever. I think He was glad that day, Mylne,* and enjoying the lovely scenery
fe | a and in these days when His wounds are of this beautiful centre. Yet another
all bleeding afresh again it is a joy to two days and I was home again, with
Hl | bring some comfort to Him. Poor another journey finished. The visiting
||| hungry disappointed Jesus! : of some of the Nosu centres which I had
ml On the way home I spent one night heard about, but never “before seen,
Les at “45 Houses.” where the Nosu are made this journey more interesting than
s A building a new.school. One missed the usual. One is almost overwhelmed at
|| | cheerful, faithful Mr. Luh, who for years the great opportunities lying before us
s | was the centre of the work here. Two _ for work, both among the tribes and the
ee | days after I was at “ Universal Spring,” Chinese. The Day of the Lord is at
<< talking till the small hours with Mr. hand!
ae * Who arrived home May 12th.—Ep. Nz
| fe ge
mt The Observatory. THE EDITOR.
a | | LIMITATIONS. A STORY OF LOVE.
= OR several months we have re- A. booklet with the above title has
«ae frained from recording our reached us from “The Door of Hope”
= observations, for a reason that Mission Shanghai, with which Miss
ae compels us to be brief in stating it. Ethel Abercrombie is so usefully con-
| Verb. sap. “nected. It is the fifteenth annual report,
|| THE REV. C. EB. HICKS. and its story is most felicitously worded.
| We reported last month the progress The various chapters have the following
ee made by our friend on his forty-nine titles: “Love-sought” “ Love-taught,’
¢ a i it days’ voyage. On May ist we had a a Love - planned,” “ Love - guided,”
mill letter from him dated April 4th, and vs Love - supplied,” “ Love - multiplied,”
mee ||| probably posted at Port Natal. “Love-saved,” Love-kept,” “ Love-
Se Ett i In its earlier stages it was an eventful filled.” It 1S plentifully illustrated. The
i HI voyage, but.the ship reached Singapore first one that sends a request for this
a | late in'April, and Hong Kong on May 5th. canine “Report” shall have it post
aly | ree. :
ae | ENCOURAGEMENT. ;
“ae Here is an instance that may be imit- SIERRA LEONE MISSIONARY REPORT.
BSS | gee, pont Brest apenas om It is a pleasure to receive this for the
| i Bae meee ; ., . past year. It contains the address of
| «The missionary enthusiasm of our chil-" ‘the General Superintendent, the Rev.
=e i seca cine) On toe wane, we collecied Uh) Inca Greensmith, at the District meet-
: N\ our morning school box only 2s. 10d. in = ‘
ae ten months. Then a friend offered to %â„¢g, reports from the Sierra Leone
mei i | double whatever amount (under 6d.) was circuits, and the Collegiate School, and
he put in each Sunday morning. It was thirty pages of circuit and personal con-
— arranged to open the box after ten weeks tributions to Missions. It is not at all oI
vay and see the result. When it was opened unusual to find subscriptions of seven
| | there was 9s. in it. guineas, five guineas, and two guineas -
J This was so successful, that in the against members’ names, and the total
. hy ' same church another of the Missionary amount raised for missions is 583 in
| | Circle members made the same offer for the Colony and £83 in Mendiland—an
Ye the Missionary Band mcetings on Sun- average of 5s. 4d. per member. The
ey days and Tuesdays. Some reader interesting book concludes with the
| may be impelled to “go and do like- Annual District Sermon preached by the
ii wise.” Rev. T. T. Campbell.
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Through the By the ft
Secretary’s Field-glass. Rev. C. STEDEFORD. : , :
Our Laymen’s Our ‘Treasurer, Mr. command to “Go and teach all Nations.” of
Missionary Joseph Ward, is invit- May God bless our Laymen’s Mis- of
League. ing the laymen of our sionary League. ,

Church to co-operate of
with Him in promoting the Laymen’s — Examinations Rev. T. M. Gauge, in Ce
Missionary Movement in our United for Baptism. his report, gives an i
Methodist Church. We earnestly hope interesting account of - | ge
our laymen will readily rally to the call. the examination of candidates for bap- te
It may be questioned by some whether tism. Those who cannot give some z :
there is any need of such a movement. evidence of intelligent grasp of saving 23

' It may be urged that numerous laymen truth and personal faith are not ac- he
devote a considerable amount of time cepted. Mr. Gauge says: BS
and money to missionary affairs, and 2 ee ; bs
that they cannot be expected to do : In the examination of most candidates |
: ‘i or baptism it is necessary to exercise much
more. But the object is not to puta patience and encouragement to enable We
super-tax upon those who are Now doing them to do themselves justice. Some find By
their best. The aim is to engage the it hard to think out an answer and simply a
services of those laymen who ‘are now re-affirm the fact that they ‘trust the Tt Be
interested, in securing the interest and Saviour.’ One man I examined said he. Le
help of those laymen who at present had become a believer through his diseased (pg
take no part in missionary matters. It leg being cured by the * doctrine,’ and when 2
is a notorious fact that the contributions = could give no other answer to my ques- Se ie:
wes ions, just gave his leg a slap, as if to i
toward missions come from a very re- say, ‘1° know my lex was cured: what a)
stricted area within the church. There more do you want?’ But there are other of
is a large part of the field which still cases when the examination is a sheer of
needs to be cultivated, in order to joy. I remember one shaggy little fellow a
secure any results. Many laymen are at Fung Ling, just over twenty, quite un- Te |
.altogether out of the reach‘of ordinary ° lettered, a worker on the land and in the 27
methods. They do not attend mis- flour mill, who made a fine examination. i
: : Speaking of prayer, f asked him, ‘ What i
sionary meetings, and they know. BEGG: is prayer?’ ‘ Prayer must be fellowship a
tically nothing about our, missionary with God,’ he replied. I wondered whether il
work, They do not know whether it 1s he was just uttering a hearsay phrase, y :
really worthy of their support, or of though the terms he used were not in’ very : a
what measure of support it is worthy. common use, so I asked him further, Be
The missionary programme, properly "What do you mean?’ He answered Hi
presented, is well calculated to enlist the uae Tt is man’s drawing near’ to | Pate
sympathy of a layman who loves to see Z k i
practical means employed to produce Another case is that of the scholar, - We
\ practical results. He can see there is Mr. Whu, B.A. Head Master of the i
ample return for the labour and money Higher Elementary School of Craggy i
expended. But if we wait untilmen are Head. He has'been assisting in the : i:
drawn into the missionary meetings work of our Church there, and the past : | | iH
before they learn these things, we shall year has been one of considerable a
wait, and still wait. The layman can spiritual progress for him. Recently he i
reach his brother layman. He knows came up for examination, and _ his \ ;
the methods which will appeal to him. answers were instructive as to the spon- hh

‘The Laymen’s Missionary Movement. taneous thoughts of a Chinese scholar i)
has proved its success in accomplishing with regard to Christ and the Gospel. i
this purpose. The brightest hopes we “Christianity,” he said, “was a doc- Bll
have ever cherished with regard to our trine which had not only been preached, “e ‘| |
work abroad will come within the com- but also lived out and proved in Jesus if s

pass of practical possibilities when all Christ. Confucius himself failed to live’ 1
our laymen accept their share of up to his doctrine.” One of the things oe \,
responsibility in fulfilling Christ’s in the Gospel impressing him most was I,

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el |
ae Through the Secretary’s Field-glass
fe 1 | Christ’s teaching of the Kingdom of nition of their limitations, the people cf
sa | Heaven.. Outside of the New Testa- China are now facing a difficult situa-
i ment he found nothing equal to it. tion with patience; not with the old
ei | “Whu’s record of attendance and work fatalistic resignation, but with a
me ey was good, so, after consulting with the chastened hopefulness, a less self-con-
Baie tf pastor, he was passed. Next day in the fident desire to take part in their
an | old ancestral temple, which has long country’s government. What form that
| been used as a chapel at Craggy Head, government shall take they may not
cs | he took his place side by side with six yet be able to decide; it may perhaps
me i tt very humble and illiterate men and_ bea return to that of monarchy; but if
| women, and, in the vresence of a large so, it must be a monarchy rooted in the
is 1 | gathering, including some of his own respect of the people.
oe || non-Christian scholars, he received the “The chastened spirit of the nation
et | rite of baptism, and partook of the has its religious side. The exuberant
~ ae Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.” reform spirit of the revolution pro-
SS claimed religious liberty, but was not
Re aii i. Recent Changes The attempt to adopt much concerned with the deeper ques-
BSS | in China. an Imperialist form of tions of man’s spiritual relationships.
me | ‘ Government in China, Old superstitious forms were in many
ose a which resulted in the revolt of the places swept away, and the old anti-
: | Southern Provinces, affords evidence of Christian . prejudice which had mani-
etl i the progressive spirit which is working fested itself in violent oppositions,
| in that country. The characteristic sur- disappeared; but these had not given
— | render of Yuan Shih-Kai to the place to eager search for truth; rather,
a demands of the people will probably among educated persons, an attitude of
mm ii} | avert the division which threatened to superior contempt toward all ‘belief in
| | separate the Northern’ from the the supernatural was found. Political
a | Southern Provinces. These disturb- and social changes were their aims;
— | ances have not affected our missions to ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ seemed
my any serious extent. In Yunnan our mis- . all-sufficient watchwords for the new-
| sion is situated where military forces born democracy, holding out promise cf
= have been passing and repassing, and a golden ave at hand. But now such
ee | the city of Sui Fu, the scene of one of dreams have passed. ‘The permanent
a the struggles between rebel and Go- reality of man’s spiritual need is more
oa | vernment forces, is not many days’ generally recognised. and the question
ES | journey from our mission stations. But wherein it may be satisfied is more
Ss. | both sides have learned to respect the seriously considered. This would seem
| missionary. to be the reason why Christian
ae These commotions show that. China, preachers are conscious of a more
ma ji; once aroused from her age-long friendly atmosphere, a more respectful
SS ie slumber, is not going to'sleep again. hearing, and are aware of more respon-
= ANI Where there is progress there is siveness to. their message than
— la struggle and unrest. It may take China heretofore.”
i a long time to discover that only in sje
oe | righteousness and truth can she find her ee *
| | highest weal. Jesus the Missionary.”
mii Rey. G. W. Sheppard comments upon A charming and suggestive book. It was
5\ aa the new situation in China: sent by the large-hearted Dr. Baxter, and we
¢ | | eve pat Wee) Hamers aaah cinee the thank him. Itis specially useful to such as he,
| heey ae for it is ‘‘a study in the life of Jesus as the
Heche Revolution, when, | with confident _ op- Master, the Model, and the Proto-type for all
| timism, Young China thought to trans- missionaries; but it is valuable also to those
i form the ancient Empire into a modern at home for the delightful side-lights on the
; Republic. Disillusionment and reac- work of evangelizing the world. It is terse,
hee tion were inevitable. But yet no general epigrammatic, and vibrates with sincerity and
ae} desire to return to the conditions of the enthusiasm. Asc
tae. past prevails. Less confident of their OA RaaGN UWE AUS: SMS WOO
1 ie own powers, and with more sober recog- shanghai, 1914. : 5
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4H a — SS . a ee =e a
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The London Missionary _ fi
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Demonstration, May 1st, 1916. Ep
wip iiey Bees hope that it would be much less this :
S Cee ae aoe ects year. Last year the charge on the fund, 2
in May. This year Easter through Ministers being without houses, oY
claimed the last Monday in April, and “2° £3,000: this year it would be |
we gladly took the first Monday in about £1,000. He rejoiced in progress :
May: rote Hine heroe vedectou of desea a
Saris and i e heroic reducti a
eS y he ee fee South Tottenham, and reported that the : a
the war we met again under the sad Committee had undertaken considerable eS
clea a Buropeda»sconflich «Since responsibilities in connection with Tot- E
then Zeppelin incursions have become land Bay, Gloucester, Brighton, Bristol A
more frequent, and London is in the (Knowle), and Birmingham (Farcroft Ws
danger zone. This fact increased our and Bordesley). He reported satisfac: ag
numbers in the afternoon, but seriously torily of the Deaconess Institute, and ey
decreased them in the evening. the work of the Army and Navy Board, cf
The programmes were Bae ATE ih and closed with a bright and cheerful yy
every detail—a thing to be gratefully peroration. oe a
noted. A national hymn-prayer was The Rev. T. J. Cox spoke in his elo- .
offered on each occasion, John Oxen- quent way, and pointed out how home cg
ham’s in the afternoon, S. C. Lowry’s at work involved the sacrificial spirit, and | eB
night. the love they bore to others born out Ee
Be HOME MISSIONS. ~ of the love of Christ. He referred to ££
We honoured Mr. Hulbert, one of our the splendid examples of work done in , |
United Methodist solicitors, in asking Bristol, Leeds and Sunderland, and \ £
him to take thé chair, and he honoured trusted that in these sad days we should Ep
us in accepting. He has been Trea- have the courage to go forth and tell tg
surer of the London District since 1907. US? and women that Christ was their a)
As one who is not young, except in Shepherd. hI
heart, he was naturally a little reminis- j SSM By a
cent. He spoke of old Exeter Hall, and fe ee ie i
its fine meetings. and its finer atmos- ee Ee H
phere, and rejoiced to be in the succes- SN a
sion of Chairmen there and at the City we oe ia
Temple. It is interesting to bear in a? mee Ne , ‘
| mind that we have met in the latter a Recs wy ee |
since 1906. He sometimes wondered = =7@ eh MM a A, eae
how things were kept going in the face a . = pee ie
of the terrible war, but we had learned = ee ne e i
; that the great asset of the nation was ~~ & - MAR etc ah) Bae
sacrifice. Through all adversity they “ies = gieiegae OS Bi oe 8 a
were able to deliver the message of the » Mie Se Hi
Cross. If we have faith in the (7s me rth aM
eternal promises of God, the king- aaa fF V1
doms of this world shall become the ame Las it § Be | i
kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ. o% i .
Madame Frances Hulbert, L.R.A.M., Ma | asian 4 H
was the soloist. \ tay : - |
THE SECRETARY’S REPORT. ' ce hi
Mr. Moore gave a very, gratifying â„¢% 7 ae i
‘report, considering all the things that "7 — | i
have had to: be faced during the last aa “Pas
few years. There was a deficit on last EO S| : |
‘year of £2,500, but there was a great Thos. Hulbert, Esq., London. el i
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Ss i Lt The Rev. James Ellis, who by his served to keep the Church or CE.
mei et previous hard work as Secretary of these alive. He then made a happy sugges-
FY} meetings has won the regard of all who. tion. There were some with time and
a know him, and for his personal excel- not money, some money and not time,
He lence, too, spoke of the waning of the but there were others who had both,
- ae Denominational idea. It is so, and he and he would have these wealthy lay-
; Ltt does not wish us to blink it. It is men go to China and Africa, explore
: Hey accentuated in London, where circuits our Missions, take photographs, and
ae] do not count in our church or any other. when they came home go round the
me il | It is a mistake, but the modern Faithful churches and show the pictures by lan-
ei | | cannot see very far. Still, we must not tern, and give addresses on our work
a press unduly the particular name or abroad. As in a few words he sketched
ier | Lee label. It is better to see that every man the picture, imagination supplied the
me tit | in the parish should know something cf rest, and several. weary. Ministers
BS HE Jesus Christ, that every mother should surely ejaculated, “Oh, that it might
ee ti ty know of the Fatherhood of God, and Sr
ae that every lad should know how to live LEELA
malt a pure life. gi >
S IH i EVENING MEETING. FOREIGN MISSIONS. i — ~ ON
me |) The report presented by Mr. Stede- oe ee ~~
= ' ford was full of inspiration. He made ii i ll a . Ne 2)
i f a graceful reference to the Chairman et ee
: ee and the well-known name he bore. He ace ic i) ee
hie rejoiced that the war had not stayed | ile ee
pets A} E i ; f Bie ee Pg gt oe a
~~ tH the enthusiasm of our people for Mis- ee ee ee
mai) sions: The normal income was ‘more eee
ae than in pre-war days, but yet it was not een “aes ie
ae enough. The outlook abroad was |. oe” ty ee
a P| fe very encouraging. There had been an | BD See ae
ql i increase of about 7,660 members on our \ x lage, at OS
Ze a ‘ foreign stations in three years. There NV 9 Se i ee
ee | were 414 churches, 5 hospitals; 4,285 pe ag er ae
s | 1h pole pupils in schools, 47 Missionaries, and ee a 2a
aie 169 native pastors. The work in China ab ee RR SG
ably | and East and West Africa was making i ae is
a | | steady progress. -One sad event had ie Sein
ea shadowed 1915—the death of the Rev. f Me
i S. Pollard. He was the very embodi- mee ee
SS ae ment of the missionary spirit. He cei
a He toiled, he suffered, he triumphed. Af- 1. Butler, Esq., J.P-, Bristol, ;
ae | fectionately, the speaker referred to his y
a 1 fa power of vision, his initiative, his trans- be so!” But the dream is too glori-
— lation work, and his legacy to the ous to materialise! The audience went I
me i) churches. We are pledged to continue with the Chairman when he spoke
| the work he commenced. It is Chris- against a Missionary’s furlough being
Ait. ag tianity only that can ‘save Europe, made weary with so many meetings ic
i ae Africa and China. be addressed, and so many miles to be
| bie Mr. T. Butler, J.P., told us humour- covered. And again the query rose:
4h t ously why he had consented to take the “How can we avoid it? They want to
a te chair. It had to be done some time, so see the men, and if they see them they
ii when Mr. Stedeford asked him he must hear them!” The Chairman sat
i thought he might as well get it over. He down with one important question on his
| : had always been interested in East lips: “Are we doing as much as a
daw! Africa, and remembered pleasurably his United Church as the three separate
1 Ge personal knowledge of Thomas Wake- denominations were doing?” /
aa field. He believed in working in the | The Rev. J. B. Stedeford, President,
a circuits for special objects—it often followed. He would try to impress on
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his audience one idea, and a speech He needed, and then yield it up x H
should never have Zess than one idea in to Him; and the angels would smile, a:
it; and as he said it his hearers smiled. and Christ’s work would be advanced. aA:
That idea was—“The Churches sup- The Rev. J. W. Heywood. (China)
port the Missionary Society. May it said his subject would be “Wenchow Ey
not be said that the Missionary Society +evisited.” Twenty-five years ago he ;
supports the Church?” How often was went to China, laboured’ five years at f
it that Missions gave to them at home Wenchow, then for sixteen years at -
a tone, a spirit, a level, and a pace which Ningpo, then went back to Wenchow ; oF
they could not and would not have and the speech was the outcome of his :
if they worked for home only! impressions on that return to the Mis- Te
Then he went on to ask if the - sion at Wenchow, a work happily asso-
measure of a man’s interest in the ciated with the name and work of the oh
foreign field could be exvressed by Rey. W. E. Soothill. He described the 4
2s. 6d. per annum? If so, so much the erowth in the city and county, in WS
worse for the man. Let that man ask Churches, schools, the college, and the ES
God what was foreign! They were hospital. There were now 10,000 mem- es
proud of their patriotism; there was bers and inquirers. The most important .
something greater—love of the world. huildings seen from the city wall of that il
He held that the Churches at home were city of pagodas—150 of them—were our a
more active and intense because of the fission: compound, the church, the be
reflected action of the Churches abroad. schools, the hospital, the college; and We
And so on, in a thoughtful and well- jin the Wenchow district there were 27 el
phrased speech. other chapels, with 34 Chinese com- PLR
Certificates were then presented to pounds, where services were held, and 1) @
those of our young people who had col-. 180 homesteads, open as preaching —) &
lected over £1 during the year in the places without any cost to the Mission. oh
Churches of the London area. During the last three years 1,187 mem- ‘
_ Mrs. Pollard gave a charming picture bers and inquirers had been received. ' |
of Mission work in West China. She _ The Rev. A. E. Greensmith spoke on 4
likened it to a journey. Uphill, some- Mohammedanism and its effort to es- he
times up steps—about 7,000 feet—and_ tablish itself in West Africa. It was a i |
by and by they would come to Stone menace which we had to consider. A eh
Gateway. They would find no walls stream of Islamic thought and practice u ii
and hedges separating the fields, and no \ Was pouring through the region. It i
notices to trespassers. She showed how seems sometimes that the Government | [ |
crowded the churches were, and that favoured the Mohammedan rather than Ee
people came from great distances. Ten the Christian teacher. Mohammed can a |
years ago these people did not know give them what we cannot. But when em ut
Jesus. Her husband could translate for, the best is said, there is no real progress te i
and speak to, both Chinese and Miao. for the race that embraces the Islam El
| One native had suggested he should be faith. He rejoiced that their doctors, Be i
made “a naturalised Chinaman.” She and solicitors, stationmasters, and clerks j i M
then spoke. of: the education of girls, were Christians, and so were their i
The girls in that land were shepherd- editors, and many head men... His hope i Hi
esses, and there were 2,000 of them. in the faith of Jesus was great, because ee i
They first learned to drive a cow, then he had found that Mohammed led. the i /
a horse, then sheep and goats, then people into a cul de sac. Bl '
pigs. That was the order of difficulty He spoke hopefully of the secondary El i
to the Miao mind. She then spoke of school system which had been estab- i
the medical work; and a side-light on the ished by the Mission They were : i
people was thrown by the statement: equipping the men of the future. The Be
“ They will ask a blessing on a dose of Mission deserved support. Shall Mendi . |
castor-oil.” Then there came a touch- be won for Christ? The answer must : | 5
ing peroration, which, in the light of be given by those at home. ft | il
what has happened, moved her audience Mr. H. S. Redfern, M.Sc., Principal 4 1
splendidly. We were to ask Jesus what of Ningpo College, was the last speaker. f
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aS Ihe He’ spoke pathetically of the missing sores. There had been creat progress,
x faces since his last furlough, and we but more was yet to come. Speaking
us it thought of his esteemed father. He said of his own work, he said he could not
ah the missionary programme contained a claim that all the students became out-
ee variety of tasks, so there was work for and-out Christians, yet more than a
as red the evangelist, the doctor and the third of last year’s men were on the side
ae eI teacher, but each had the same aim. He of Christ, and there was none but was
ees was able to testify of the great work affected by the teaching, as the figure
ae || being done for the youths and students of the crucified Christ was held before
= | 1 of eee oe a AoE i He in- him.
moti tt stanced what Rockefeller was doing for : :
| the colleges established in China by oof and Ny S, Arnold fa the evening,
a) American Societies, and said that the made the financial appeal, and at the
a | whole American idea was to lay stress (ose they were able to report the pro-
met i | gH toe Soon or m Mis- ceeds as #350; less than last year, but
ae plOatY Propaganda... waey Were creat ia dthabrstatement there appeared two
mitt ing the atmosphere in which the people © <.narate cifts of S60 each
ae fived*? "he owas pelad that Umted) es a a
Se Methodism had its share in this work At the close of a long meeting the
| at both Ningpo and Wenchow. Let Rev. C. H. Buxton (Chairman of the
Re hte them think of the reforms that had been District) expressed thanks to all who
mo | initiated through the years—to destroy had taken part in the proceedings, and
meth the opium habit, to discourage foot- the eleventh meeting held at the City
“ i binding, and to uplift womanhood. Temple, and the ninth since Union, was
ae Their action put in motion the local or closed with praise to God.
Nae national effort to destroy these open N. D. W.
S| r 4 bal ft e :
meet | The China By the Rev.
| . i * ;
Inland Mission. F. GALPIN.
aS HI HIS. Jubilee story of marvellous suls and other authorities, to confine
ai 1} enterprise is a valuable addition their labours within the limits of the
| to missionary literature, and con- treaty ports. To go beyond these bor-
ie tains a soul-inspiring message for ders involved risk and danger, beside
a |i workers in these troubled days. The unhappy relations with Chinese officials.
Se i| special significance of this Mission is And strenuous efforts were exerted by
me the great resolve to proclaim the Gospel British officials to keep the missionary
SS | in China, “where Christ was not confined in the consular sphere.
ee |N named,” and to attempt the great work The daring resolve to go forth into
a without guarantee of financial support prohibited districts was not the fruit of f
| from any great and wealthy Church. blind or imprudent impulse. _ The late
S| This going forth to the unknown, to Hudson Taylor, its leader, was not only
Hh attempt the difficult, looking mainly, if @ man of great faith, but a leader pos-
Wt not wholly, to God for support, was at sessed of great sagacity. He was most
| ; least a great act.of faith. fully acquainted with the difficulties
i The obstacles in the way of great threatening his great task: crowds of ;
a evangelistic movement in China fifty People suspicious because ignorant of
1 years ago were simply beyond expres- the missionary motive; callous bullies
aa sion—they were almost insurmountable. Careless of the sufferings of men, women
Ay British missionaries were instructed by F Children; and hostile and unscrupu-
ba their own committees, and by their Con- lous officials, who would condone any
| BERN URS A ont ie ape aes ae POUtLAg er UPON, Biisslonary life, 1h it Only,
meee) +The Jubilee Story of the China Inland Missions. By succeeded in driving the daring in- i
Bette ‘M. Broomhall. (Morgan and Scott, Ltd. 2s. net.) truders away. I
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Mr. Hudson Taylor knew all this and ‘Lammermuir’ Party” is a_ striking Ee
more. He had counted the cost, but example of this movement of faith. A gS
his faith and trust in the living God company of eighteen adults and the four ZA
. . Dt
assured him that endurance through all children of Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Tay- ie
suffering would bring certain victory. lor, on Saturday, May 26th, 1866, sailed |
The story of the going forth of “The for Shanghai in the good ship “Lam- i
y ;
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Poy i I} North China District Meeting
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= a mermuir,” and after four months at sea Also it should always be remembered
| rt ‘reached their destination, and very soon that the workers in this great inter-
1 most of the workers were settled in dis- denominational Mission had to endure
i | tricts where no other society had been the strain of great hardship and risk of
ml thes established. Other workers were sent health, and even life.
ma forth, and at the end of the first decade Further, its ranks had been thinned
Fl | the total number of missionaries by the loss of 64 precious lives, who in
a | 1] reached to 36. _ the cruel Boxer riots, through much
| | _Uhe second period of ten years closes tribulation, joined “The noble army of
: HT | with a total of 137 missionaries, but the martyrs.” :
mii | succeeding decade affords a most sur- The book contains ten excellent illus-
me iy prising proof.of the wonderful energy trations. Some of these are groups of
a of this work of faith, for at its close missionaries, and one of these is the late
eS, | | : the number of missionaries. had in- veteran missionary, the Rev. J.
FF ET creased to 604, after making up the Meadows; formerly a local preacher in
Se vacancies caused by illness. At the the Barnsley Circuit of the U.MF.
| | Fy end of the 50 years the number stands Church. Mr. Meadows sailed for China
me ti | | at 1,063 missionaries, and we have to January 8th, 1862, and only recently
3 i remember that this great company is passed from his work on earth to his
me | working at 1,100 different stations. reward in heaven.
J | bt ‘
7. | Ls “ 1 es a | e
at North China By the
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aa District Meeting. Rev. J. HINDS.
eae it | HE annual meeting of the United sults of-the examinations, seven students
| | T Methodist Church, North China having acquitted themselves well, and
| it ae , Mission, held its sessions at Wu have been passed out to be placed on
mit | ‘Ting Fu on March 31st and following — probation.
i | f days. At the executive meeting there The outlook for the women’s work,
| I fh were present Dr. Candlin (in the chair), under the earnest efforts of Miss Armitt,
oe 1 Revs. J. Hinds,,F. B. Turner, J. K. Rob- is very hopeful, the winter classes show-
ae son, M.D., W. Eddon, Drs. Fletcher ing good results. An interesting feature
ae Jones and A. K. Baxter, and Miss of the work is the proposal to start a
| | Turner. In accordance with a resolu- training class for Bible women. This
it i tion of last year, with the idea of some- will fill a need that has been sorely felt
me | what reducing the expense, the number’ for many years. The meeting. also
| | of Chinese delegates was reduced, so passed a resolution of sympathy on the
me | Pe: the attendance this year was smaller. death of our revered friend, Mrs. Inno-
sf 1 i But the interest was well kept up, and cent, and decided that a letter be sent to
sy FeN| | the Chinese delegates took their full the family of the deceased. Mrs. Inno- ;
mo ports of the circuits and devartments in close touch with the Chinese women,
| show that the work has progressed and and her. best energies were given for
alae increased in strength, notwithstanding their highest welfare,’and for the edu-
re the fact that a decrease of 140 members cation of the women and girls.
I Ve is reported, owing to a,severe revision — The statistics are as follows: Preach-
it of the registers. On the other side there ing places, 203 ; organised churches, 99.
i | bi is a gratifying increase in the number Adult members, 3,093 ; junior members,
i of probationers—23, and there has been 270; total, 3,363. On trial, 890. Number
Ui a substantial advance in church contri- of baptisms during the year, 108. Sunday
Li butions. The educational work of the schools, 8; teachers, 39; scholars, 402.
||) © mission, especially that of the Lao-Ling Day schools, 28; scholars, 481. Middle 4
ml ih girls’ school, becomes more efficient schools, 3; students—girls, 50; boys, ;
| year by year. And the diligence of the 55; total, 10s. Students in Peking i
+ i students in Peking is shown in the re- University, 11.
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} Noteworthy Helpers 3
Our two hospitals at Lao-Ling and owing to the war. The total visits of a
Yung Ping Fu have had an increase cf patients to Lao-Ling hospital were Pe
patients over the preceding year, not- 4,904, and Yung Ping Fu_ hospital, Er
| withstanding the shortness of funds, 4,062. OF
ad See ot
Noteworthy Helpers. 4
147. Miss Dorothy Novello Warrington, 148. Jessie McLeod. F '
St. Paul’s Circuit, Elland. Jessie McLeod is a scholar in our. More- te
Dorothy, though still only thirteen years ‘cambe (Clarence Street) School, and is an ie
of age, has been doing her very best to make enthusiastic missionary collector. :
it possible for God’s prophets to utter His Her record is as folows : : 3)
Great Love for the world in heathen lands, LS sede Te
since 1909. 1913 en abe rat 240 ME
She is a girl of gentle spirit, who truly 1914 eee ges nee SEIS ys ng
loves her Lord, and is a junior member of 1915 wi se ae 510 6 ae
our St. Paul’s Church, Elland. Her father 1916 Sy we wes 6 1 8 oa
is superintendent of the Sunday School and SS es e
a leader of the Church. Anxious that all ; é 417 8 10" a
the world should love Jesus, she counts it And. she is confident that the next year’s aby
no sacrifice to spend her time and strength, — total will be higher still, he
as the following result will show : —Per Rev. M. de J. Lark, oe
Li s. d. | ae
1G0QA Hae ah eet OBO = Be
1910 ts ae ws PEIN OS We regret to announce that we must dis- bg
1911 ee Be ae 118 6 continue the insertion of Noteworthy Helpers, a
1912 re oe tee 3.4 0 after those now in hand have appeared. .The - | &
1913 33 ot wes 40 4 great increase in cost of paper, and general ||
1914 see sn aie 5 0 0 expenses, make it necessary to economise in cE
E 1915 ty 2a a 5.0 0 the use of illustrations. It will be noted that a 4
i 1916 oe te te 45 0 next month we-shall show No. 150, and we P| i
Saar ea may remind our readers that the series com- a fy :
£25 7 1 menced in 1910. It will be seen how rich we : Hi
—Per' Rev. J. E. Wolstenholme. are in instances of abounding enthusiasm. 4 i
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Ss i | By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
mit a T atime like the present when we I: resigned my place in “the Girls’
So ii hi A are hearing so much about the School.” Mrs. Sheppard and Mrs.
il) | war. of nations now raging, and Lyttle will superintend that work. The
Re when our hearts sicken as we think cf hospital has reopened, after its “New
Be | the sorrow and' suffering involved, it is Year” (Chinese) holiday. The cook |
ei pee good to read such reports of peace- and two coolies have received baptism.
| victories as are contained in the follow- The former is a bee exnert. When
|| | ing letters which we are privileged to they swarm I have seen foreigners
me ii print in this month’s: ECHO. screen their faces, and protect their
Se iit ia: The first is from Mrs. Swallow, arms and hands before going to cap-
me ii written to Mrs. Brook, and it reads ture them; not so this man: he just
me | | thus : hums a lullaby, and gently secures the
el | Ningpo, Feb. 22nd, 1916. whole humming family. He is ignorant
See HH hee ic Thank you for your encouraging of book-lore, saying complacently, “I
os HI Et - letter, also the pretty and useful cannot read, but my son can.’ :
me | calendar. This morning, on paying my daily
a I am glad to say that our compound visit to’ the women’s ward, I
| is again about full. While Mr. and Mrs. found our young “Samaritan woman,”
as | | Sheppard have gone to live at “the as the Matron calls these cases, '
ma | College,’ about ten minutes’ distance knitting cuffs and full of smiles. She
ee iI | from here, Captain and Mrs. Glen, cf grasps the Gospel scheme of redemp-
me “the Kiangteen” are to occupy part tion, but I: cannot say she has been
Re H| pret of their house. Next door, where Mr. “born again.” Ruth, with a doleful face,
ae il and Mrs. Heywood lived, Miss Fergu- brought the big doll (which friends had
| | | son and Miss Boyce have made their sent by Mrs. Sheppard) to me with a
ee | || | home. |The former teaches the girls to broken arm, and turning to one little
me it ae sing sweetly, and to learn texts of Scrip- girl said, “She is the culprit!” I was
ee | | ture from large posters. After dismiss- full of ‘excuses as it had already had a
ee ing them, she has, two afternoons a ministry of cheer, and suggested ways
me | week, meetings for women, one of of repairing the damage. “Oh!” said
oe i Li whichis at her own home; and some one. “Ask doctor to mend it.’ The
eee Ni ba have been led to Christ, and others into titter that went up from-bed dnd floor t
a | a deeper spiritual life . through her cleared the air. Some days ago I gave aA
me | efforts. Miss Boyce has been absent our two bairnies beads. One wears
mii from Ningpo for some months. On her rings and a bracelet of three rows; the
rae return she got a warm welcome from us_ other soon broke her strings, and they
me | || all; she is brimful of plans for the ‘scattered on the floor. The first child
: 4} ie work, and says she intends to go with has a tiny store at home, saved from
: Lt me to visit the courtyards and houses “her Christmas present. So it is, one
| | Hic where the outside women live. .Her thrifty, another careless; but each with
it facile pen is a talent laid at the Master’s a precious soul that the Master seeks, |
ie feet. I write out of a full heart, be- am glad 1 caught the meaning of the
ik cause “Unity is strength,” and the look and caressing action of a sick child
eH bringing together of spiritual forces when | bade her “Good morning!” She
ey helps our mighty cause. just swung out her two arms with her
| As I expected to’ return home this doll between, and. we exchanged ‘
rh year (now probably deferred to 1917), glances. That look sped round with if
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lightning speed from one to the other, villages. In one we have one member— _ 2.
understood by all. the banker for the district. Meetings “ss
j You will be interested to know that have been held in his house, and in the a
a Patriotic League of Britons has been house of a neighbour who at one time Py
formed at Ningpo. received benefit from treatment through f
The awful war appals us. “God’s in the hospital. At that time she smoked a
His heaven,” and in Him is our hope. opium. She is quick to learn, and in f
The Rev. J. E. Swallow, with charac- her own way explains to other listeners ER
teristic kindness, has sent us a booklet the meaning of what we say. She poe
entitled, “ High Themes in Plain Song,” | generally has a question to ask. One 2
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by Miss E. Taylor, of Oxford. These time it was, “When do you pray, and ihe
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) _ messages are full of inspiration and what do you say?” At the first meet- :
beauty. God be with you and all the img we met an old lady who years ago oe
oa “ ” ¢ 2 ‘ ks
: members of the W.M.A., whose untiring learnt “Jesus loves me,” and “ There is | ae
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1 work for our Master is a blessing both one true God,” through the teaching of i
far and near. With kind regards, one of our early missionaries and a - &
ALICE SWALLOW Chinese pastor’s wife. 4
In December the big annual fair’ was ee
: e : held. We opened the church daily from a
oe serous ietiee i Hom Sele ily ten to four for women’s meetings. We ee
rmitt, irom ort sare € ~were crowded out, and on two days ae
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waates overflow meetings were held. The elder Tl
My dear Friends, schoolgirls, together with the preachers | J
uring the past five months much of the Circuit, delivered addresses, an Ue
During the past fi th h of the C t, del d add , and
has happened to cause us to rejoice, hymns and solos were rendered. Some 2
for new doors of service have been flung. of the women had never heard an organ Tp &
wide open. Is not this a call to the played, or listened to such singing, and os i
women of the Homeland? We have. quite regardless of law and order they te
} opened new meetings for women in six would get up from their seats, and stare ee ye
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oS eae with eyes and mouth wide open. The those who sought entrance, so we talked
¢ | majority of them were very friendly, and to the men, women and children in the
Bt te wanted to stroke our hands as we courtyard. Through Mr. Littlewood’s
| | passed them, and express their thoughts influence the chief of the village is very
met 4 as to our beauty (because of our white friendly, and an inquirer after the truth.
zs VE Ey complexion). All Chinese compliments One of our Christian women here
rh have to be taken with a pinch of salt. who often accompanied me to the vil-
ee Some of the women attended for five lage is an earnest woman, and can read
a i days, and listened and responded well, a little.’ Whatever I want to say about
is i | and asked us to go to their village. a subject is first given to her, to make
mt One Christian woman we discovered sure she understands my meaning. On
| | who lives-at Willow Tree village. Dur- one occasion I had no time for so doing,
mee ii | || ing girlhood she was sent by our mis- and when addressing the women she
| | i sion to a school in Peking, and she has got very mixed up in the account of the
Si HH | [4 kept up her knowledge of the Chinese birth of Christ, and said, “That the
mom tT i character, and taught her nephew to’ glory which shone from heaven kept
a | I] read, Since the fair I have visited this Jesus warm,” and the listeners seemed
ee i} | | village three times. Many of the women to think that very right and proper.
oe attended the fair meetings, and each Six weeks ago I commenced a
eid time they have given us a kind recep- Teachers’ Preparation Class for the
. ie tion. Thirty women, beside children, senior girls who helped me with the
a have gathered in the little room. Primary. The result has been a
met hy « In December I went over to Wu Ting keener interest in the children on the
oe | la for a little change, after being absent part of the teachers, and some of the
ee | |} from society for a fortnight through an children are hearing for the first timé
Se ||| 2s attack of mumps. During the four days _ the story of Jesus. I should very much
ae there I accompanied Mrs. Li Liu Chiu appreciate the Lesson series of Pictures,
a (the Bible-woman) to several outside illustrating the Life of Christ. Those
mm |i 1 villages, and had good meetings at each used in the home schools cguld be used
Bey a place. From one village, two and a- again here.
Le Hl tt half miles away, Mrs. Liu walks every Last week we said farewell to the
ae Sunday to the Wu Ting services. Her Rev. G. P. Littlewood and family, and,
cw y Hla conversion dates from the time Dr. as is natural, have felt a little home-
x 11 14 Marshall was stationed there. She sick. We are very sorry to lose fellow
me ii i sought his aid to cure her sore eyes. workers and friends, especially when
a | He was so pleasant and kind she felt they are so few. With best wishes,
Se | hi there must be something worth know- Yours sincerely,
ae ing about the Jesus religion. From that Lity ARMITT.
aS | 4 time she attended the services, and
ae finally believed. MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING.
ae - We have also opened a meeting ata . Hymns:
oy N i] ur eee noes Hers es Mrs, ee “ Sow in the morn Thy seed.”
|) | who is the mother-in-law of two of our “ S sings
: i 1a preachers. On two occasions an old “ ie ae ae er oone
a woman, a reader of the Buddhist Sacred DS TOY, ue ecu be.
mii i Book, has attended, and gets a little Scripture : Psalm xevi. 5
hie mixed up with her doctrine and. the Praise: For the largely-attended
Ni true one. : and inspiring meetings held in connec-
| ile During the Chinese New Year ‘tion with the Annual Missionary
I we opened a woman’s meeting at the Demonstration.
ii “Village of the Two Temples.” A Prayer: For our elementary day
1 i Christian man here opened his house schools in China; and for our Ningpo
| Hi to us. The room was far too small for Medical Mission. i
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