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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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i a NORTH CHINA. WEST AFRICA.
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— ae Armitt; A letter from Miss - - 91 Drawbacks to Mission work in Africa.
ef China Continuation Committee. F. B. oF Padus K cL yee
- Lt Turner <: 3 x % © 447 Fakai Mission, A A. E. Greensmith 17 :
Se i Christmas at Tong Shan. J. Hinds - 48 Greensmith, Bevan OSE ees a
y IH Christmas-at Chu: Chia. - . -> 159 Sec eral Rev. W. W.S: Mickle- i
ee Hl i Robson, A letter from Mrs. - - 115 eae > Mig tee '
NS i | Turner, A letter from Miss Sica wheas-eQ) HOME AND GENERAL. ,
Bee iT a Wu Ting Fu, A story from Mrs. Apocalypse of today - - - ~—- 160
SSI ‘ i Eddon = s 5 = - 81 Buddhist Prayers - - i - - 74 4
mei dy | ; Central America: A story of. J. Proud- vA
3S || L | SOUTH-EAST CHINA. foot eh ene sa) or ee oe ;
we 1 | h Nhe Chaplain in India. A A. E. Bowyer 49
ee HI i} + Chapman, Principal T. W. - - 158 Chinese walls, What they tell us - 186
PEL. Heywood, Rev. J. W. - -. = 184 Competition, And award - .- = 29, 77
ee HI . Medicine, A magic. R. Swallow - 125 Discipleship, Cost of - - - - 48
SI Ht | Ningpo football team. G. W. Sheppard 38 Grimshaw, Mrs., The late- — - = 150
met Opium Traffic, The J. W. Heywood 105 Home Organization. J. A. Thompson : 185
~ Ht | Sunday School at Wenchow - - 183 fondon Meetings Ser ee a NE B0: 986
a | 1 | | ee Chinese Hospitals. Miss a Medicine, School of A. J. Hopkins 126
See iid | © ms = is ss 7 Sree : 2
ay i | | | Water-lily Lake. The serpent of Dzan Missionary Meeting, How to spoil a
Hin te Ling g Observer™’- = ee TT
ESS bl eel te = = = BT ~~ Observatory,- Editor: -» | 58, 75, 98, 120
ma ||| | | Prayer Union. 16, 82, 48, 64, 80, 92, 104, a
oo | rit WEST CHINA. 116, 128, 140, 152, 160
i Wid ok : Missionary Box,’ An itinerant. W. D.
ce I] I Bible School, A - = - = - 78 Garena: . a ? . - 99
Sy Wie ba pray Long; mew Chapel - - 19,80 Missions at Conference - - 122, 127
a | Chao Dons Experiences. F. R. Crad- Noteworthy Helpers :—
mea LE Pe ee a 108. 464-6 Harold, Gladys, and Wilfred
; he] hengtu University. W.H. Hudspeth 111 Evans il
oe b 2S yerond, Rev. F. J. W. Tremberth - 93 167-8 George and Laura Furniss- 11
= ti Evans, A letter from Mrs... - =... 151 169-71 Misses Colclough = - Si fae28
me ee Fifth-mioon| Festival. ‘A. ivans - 83 Report, The Annual. E. Ratcliffe - 5
“SS i Gibraltar, The United Methodist. C. Secretary’s Notes | 3, 19, 36, 52,68, 83,
— tt pe Ne Mylne yee ee es 96, 107, 119, 182, 148, 155
Se tae Hicks, Letter from Rev. C. E. - . -* 80 Slessor, Mary. - “ isc Nen BL OTe AS ;
; cu Ko-ing, Eight weeks H. Parsons - 23 Student’s Demonstration. G. I. J. Cush- :
: ri Map, A comparative. A. Evans - - 109 ing “ - - i = Sen 16.
: | hi Miao problem, A. H. Parsons - 117 Women’s Auxiliary 14, 30, 45, 61, 79, | ;
1 i Miao Quarterly Meeting. W.H. Huds- 89, 103, 115, 127, 189, 150, 159
; Le Porn so ee ee 40 Wi MAY Messages for New Year - 14
: EER Mountain City. A. Mrs. Dymond.141, 153 Willis: Boy’s proposal, The. - = 123 4
Se Ve Nosuland. A Journey in. C. E. Hicks World Conflict, Extent of the - 123
} FY f 129, 189 Young People’s Page :—
iF EAST AFRICA. Sr otcan aaenoue ee ee Ber: Aa
. i Meru. An American’s. visit to. Mrs. Missionary Barrel, ‘The Edward
ae? Wakefield) 92s ee ae Ab, Eves a3 a ieenn ete sa Dy NAS
oe tt Meru Studies. R. T. Worthington POETRY. .
i - = -=° - = - 65, 81, 100 The Snowdrop’s Message. S. Gertrude
* ‘ Mgomba, John. B. J. Ratcliffe - Ford / - 6 A at aes 89 Ss
= We. ie : H. T. Chapman 114 Missions in war-time. S. Gertrude Ford 89 .
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Sent back, (Miss Squire). S. Gertrude Gospel Hymns for Yunnan 3 - 44 -
e Ford 0 ees Co eee 0" oHlardy;Miss.E.M: Syed Tee eee 4
The Heathen Girl. S. Gertrude Ford 118 Jones, Rev. C. H. rd S 121 ee.
Strength made perfect. S. Gertrude Kopu girls BE RN Co Sg ee pee og RE.
PR OCG ENC De EY Soe TE 144 Kopu men and boys - +. - -. 25 |
He will be our guide. Elizabeth Taylor 110 Liang “Fa Chee and family x 2 qa : A
My Native land. K. L. Bates.) j-. = 10" Map, Comparative ss : So e090 b
Good Friday. E. Shilito - x a0 008 Agiag “problem: LAr i : he eee 5
: The burden’ of a song. Fay Inchfawn 140 Mylne, . Rev. C.N. Ohh ae ris vf
The World for Christ! Reginald Heber Nau WOR GG Gon ho pee ee i i
Goldsworthy ; : - 156 Nosu enquirer SAE AEROS he Se Se Cie p
! Nosu students.and schoolboys ei Vege Hf
BOOKLAND. Pollard, The late Samuel ae eS ; oe
Squire, Miss Ethel - - = eH ay
The World andthe Gospel. - - 12 Teachers, Native. 2 Soe SAS ;
> The International Review of Missions Universal Spring’ = 2+ - * Goa ‘i es
: tires a0 se Ossi 1G) 152 Windsor, Thomas = ee 3 18. i.
Jesus Christ and Religions - + 29° Yunnan Fu, Westward and Eastward oe
Mary Slessor - - = - - - ~~. 42 141, 2 i |
Half-done: thoughts for women - - 48 i |
Missionary review of the world - - 116 i
A fight to a finish ~ - - - 116 EAST AFRICA. 5: \ ive
“Mackay of the Great Lake” Sees Tb%is “Hopkins, Revi Avy. Sie See tobe ( m.
Meru, Medicine man. - ~ ce 82 i be
: Trial by fire Sere ee 67 : fi
ILLUSTRATIONS, BO ofthe simiet ROR eat ai : 4
NORTH CHINA: Women, (group) - - 10t | &
Girl’s School, Two Seniors See On Wats | ASN Sse ae eo |
Godfrey, Rev. D. V. 232093 491 Worthington, Rev. R.. T: - - 102 &
» Peking, A city gate - = -~ =. 58 ” » au notes i bat re
Peking, Great bell at : 4! Bees Worthington and Mimmack among boys 131 ri) i i
Yung Ping Hospital:— - : c tl
Inside the wards. - - - 36, 96 WEST AFRICA. i i eB
ee SDiAnCh oe Ae cee ae ee nae Church, and Members eee ale \ \ | i
ead assistant and family -/ we! 52 - i Z ‘ ‘ 7 i
é . . reetown, Sierra Leone - 72 al it
te Assistants’ quarters - — - - - 84 Grdenanith Rw CAPES: : ( - lage a
j 7; 4 r % . . * . i Hb
ES ee eae spent y : ee Mendiland musician. - ates - 56 hi i ‘5
Mgomba, John Sp ERA Oe here saree OU i co
SOUTH_EAST CHINA. , Micklethwaite, The late Rev. W. - 145' bu 5,
Chapman, Principal, M.Sc. - - 158 Miprtayiows. Wa ME a BOS : 5
: Heywood, Rev. J. W. a = - 134 H 1
> ; ee Settlement’ Sunday School SoenS) HOME AND GENERAL. aa 1) t
Ningpo College sports gee AOS : et |)
‘ Redfern and family, Principal 29 22 ae Lae Re z E aaa ic a
Sundar Salool ato Weonkchow 4 = 438 owyer and friends, ev. A. E. - = al
Se hay ie nen oe : Biscay, Forging through Bay of - 50 - if
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Wenchow College: day students - = 87 Box; Missionary - Sanne WG 5 ; tt
Woman cured _ of astima ~- = 9 +125 “Gonfucius; Image ‘of we Oboe ae i
j Cox, Rev. T. J. (President) - - 6 HY |i
WEST CHINA. Forman College, Lahore. - Greg DO 1 ti
Jamaica,’ Lily Pond - - '- - 9 a
Adam, Rev. J. R. Peet Tree growing from chimney 26 ah
Chao Tong new Church 3, 4, 19,/20 Missionary school of medicine - - 126 mi
Chao Tong from city wall - - 104 . Mordey, Esq.,J.P. T.H. --. - = 4,88 HH |
Chengtu University ~ sy = U1 Slessor, Mary. = -~ = Brees eel Ot @
. Dymond, Rev. £. J. ~ = + 93. Tresise, Miss Maude - BRE aaa Mone On, t | |
: Festival, Fifth-moon - - 88, 4, 5, World-conflict, Extent of. - Ses Oe ut :
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iy HE et IN CHINA: 27 Missionaries, 414 Churches, fous Don sae } is a ES
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Se i ia 5 Hospitals, 2 Colleges, 131 Day Schools, | | OS SE
me || \ i § ‘ R Pee Me ale ‘ ho RAE acc. ae aa
+ RT| | and Chinese Agents, including 6 ordained 4 i a \ eta : Seed) TN LP RIS Ses oe. YS a
Res HH | | Pastors, 94 Ministers, 69 Catechists, and (> ~ y at peer BF ae ee ie
a il Bb 14 Biblewomen. | Raed PS SMM Riel | eed
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aS Hu | IN AFRICA: 5 Missionaries, 36 Churches, \3) (j= (+ | Reese et Soo cas
e in| | : 11 ordained Native Pastors, 21 Catechists, AN SEeERLES IetaaR AREER ENT UOT Rare Sree
‘ Hed i Mr. Liu, a Nosu landewner, and
me SL | and 29 Day Schools. ‘Mr. Johm Lee, Miao Preacher, |
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om iit | been filled for want of funds; these vacancies represent 2 Doctors, 3 Ministerial
ee | f | Missionaries, 3 Nurses and 1 Lady Educationist:
Sk a | } ; | Because the grants for working expenses are £1,559 less than the estimates.
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ae i | ee ee a es 20 Native Preachers and
ae Poa ye ee ee acta eat aane 9. ooo) eRe i :
= | j ee sel ee ee Bee eee Because Catechists were discon-
ae bi EO Ses een ea cece +) eee cacy Serger ete ates tinued last year: the grants
ee NW Ls ie a eee Ne ge ae “ape or “ not pene sufficient to
: co Rs SF aa eae oT ay = Oe ee Sie Nae sor maintain them. 4
f { F Se | an OY ak ON Saga Be Se che | igo Stage Ba vn
: | | Biaiea) At ho - hi dae os eee ae Because some Day Schools haye
| { Bah dl " e Beh MR ape Sagan EU ee Hada sel closed torelacle
{ ef a : cmt, a A Lilet A Bare
i j i 2 oesit PA hid aed URN sae! Gieet B eee cg ahs ‘ie of funds.
1] i een vont Coke mes) © aCe yr Nee B t tuniti
; See pe Ute id a ecause many great opportunities
| t { rs ARTS | ange a ep ee present themselves in every
mm iti i) 6p N Ne i \ field. |
a ee BA EA ek ae |
i a eae Pe gee cite ete cred ah oP: 4 abe org vi many new stations and
ry i cs ‘ bo sa gm ae aa es ae . I Because Schools could’ be opened }
1 | i Ld 7 ee ON ay i ee eS a if we had the money.
Rie Ga aes i ge Le) sl ee ile ie ae esis Because the Gospel is the only
4 ie Re |} Ea ek) A Sil ai ER yr , remedy for the sins and i
why { Pee Ge Gea a) Mad: Yee ee Ea sorrows of mankind.
role ow Ne ed ON OA SUEY
ma li eR tee rei re Reuenrn OMe |
' he oes SEEN IA (inert Si Sern e oe _ ~ Rev: C. STEDEFORD, Secretary; '
kf iets Soke AURA eee, Nt 202 Gravelly Hill j
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; ; hie Rev. R. T. Worthington (right)) and Mr, Mimmack i i 2 :
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_ Gibraltar, Rev. C. N. MYLNE. He
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O the British ocean-traveller there organised, thoroughly eguipped to do Fi
, comes a feeling of pardonable the service for which it was obtained. ae
; : pride when he arrives ~ within Here are two photographs of “ Uni- i | g&
view of the famous old Gibraltar Rock. versal Spring,” Nosu-land, West China. |
A tiny piece of territory, seized from an It is the United Methodist centre for Hae
enemy country, it is valuable, not so work among the Nosu and allied races, ail
much for its actual worth, as for its and is our “Gibraltar.” Note the Bl +
i position, and because of what Britain parallels! In each case a heavy price Bink
can do by its possession. has been paid for possession. The one ad
_We paid a price which, for a little taken from the enemies of England; the Aa |
piece of rock, was rather heavy. But other from the enemies of the whole a
‘ there was peucel vision in the move, human race. As property, the value of. i i)
and the value of that little bit of rock both is nearly nil, but both are of in- HL 2
and the services it has since rendered to calculable value by virtue of their posi- | Ly
us are past all reckoning. é tion. Both dominate the surrounding S|
But its value to’ us lies not only in its regions; did we say both? The old ee
_ position, but in the fact that it is Gibraltar does, and the New Gibraltar a ' 4
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ia ~— riding round on a _ wooden saddle:
| i _ . travel-de-luxe, and gowns don’t help =
a | | : f : : 1 much.
a Q922.20290 Bey So he says to himself— : |
1H ape. a ne (Q ayy? 0 : Gea | Be Gres, sistent from the Chinese |
Vi ae ae eee Gee ee ee | = Style takes the Nosu eye. :
i 1S Rare #4 58 cf apa / (6) To a crowd of warlike fire-eaters |
oof i \) yh is Be Wo a eee | ilike the Nosu, the military cut is A 1.
; cua i Ph) Cie. 7 ee ne (c) The convenience of such a rig
aie FL ee a ie “g ed) Gn out, as against Chinese “skirts” 1s
ool Ue dee 6&. Spee obvious. So, all things to all men! |
a ; 9 iv el ae f ie ay aN Now what about our Gibraltar? The 4
| «Fe i LOA Vin lid FE le price (a heavy one) has been paid for |
San i ee eee §= it, and it is ours. It can be made to
ae i gota SNES cht egy ae dominate the whole situation, morally, F
— Nosw Students aad Schoolboys. and Spey ie the key to pir Bey
an territories. It all rests upon a little
cs Ml rr can, and should, dominate all Nosu land, Matter of organisation and equipment!
a es but, ah! there’s the rub! Why does the Verb. sap.! ;
ah old Gibraltar dominate the situation? But more! Pass by Gibraltar, and
ao8 iW | By virtue of organisation and eguip- You soon come to the Suez Canal, where
: il . pont. Britain also has the principal say. The
2 ee Verb. sap.! cost of purchasing that “principal say ”
5 al iH At a recent Missionary Conference, a Was. heavy item, but who in these days
Ss | i very sensible question was asked: Would question the political sagacity,
Hi i “What is the greatest need in Nosu- Which prompted the purchase. Now in
ul MS land, and what can the Home Churches What does the value of the Suez con-
al | AS, do?” To which we replied: “The need sist? Not merely in the trade returns,
ae) ii is, for a college to train a native minis- ,
a try, together with a well-equipped hos- asian ea ee
me i ' - pital to train Nosu students to be doc- . “J ieiesssaeecsos + eu Geta
a tors among their own people.” We be A eee rt fe
me i were further able to add: “Your college [ae sees oe ae
BS i I ae Hospi a be swamped eee ee Coe ee
ee ie eluge of students, as soon as you like ce Cee a petal somes oN
= | : to begin.” There are further needs—but [Rae ee eS: oe y ey
oo Hes these will go far to equip your Gib- [Rl ) fe Ge
| ie ; raltar, Behan CE wail: eels “im anes |
= S| Again, Verb. sap.! oe ee ee” es | |
So ae
Se ey “Universal Spring,” which is only one —eeeeey; 0 3 ae :
Ce of the many Schools opened in Nosu- -eemers\f/ 5: “ys 3m tw
iT ia ~ without a farthing of cost to the Mis- eres ot > ie ee
i f sion. And later, comes your M.P. (Mis- [Baie # ee oD ea ee. 5 .
it Pe sionary Pastor) for Nosu-land. Not, as ee ee SS Sipe ite, |
il a you might suppose, in gown and pig- ee ag og ee \\
SPL tail, but dressed &@ la militaire! Why a Ig Se cont, NN
of . this heresy? Well! Mr. Sky Pilot [iam i ae se
SM goes to Nosu-land, and, among other [ee irs a es
ib ie things, he finds that : se if ee |
ii (a) Nosu and Chinese “no lovee oe, So ee
ih muchee well.” ee Sag ees. ee
PEL (6) The Nosu swagger “some,” be- |Raaaamemn - pe fe ei Ns |
i A cause the Conference has sent a man Adele Ese niaicgate ts One
{ : ip eM’ cts. aa earner
uy 4 for them. : 1 ie. FEE Hin chats a
: i Phe : (c) Most of the time must be spent; ev: © N. Mylne, West China, 1908.
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| but rather that, for us, it is @ short cut fluences as the direct result of the Nosu me,
to our Eastern Empire! work. And this can be extended in- hy
So then, “ Universal Spring,” is not definitely. “Universal Spring” is your ih \y
only our “Gibraltar,” but our “Suez” “short cut to Empire”! ZL
as well! The paramount interest of But Gibraltar and Suez are what they 4
S Missions in China is to convert the are only by virtue of their organisation fi os
Chinese to Christianity, and this:must and equipment. * it if
be the ultimate aim of all our policy. So. not to further weary you, we i ii “3
Go to West China, and there you yemark: a
i will find that already many hundreds i pees i} | 8
nis of Chinese are under Christian in- VERB. SAP.! i i
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| Secretary’s Field-glass, Rev. C. STEDEFoRD. A
“More than Let us begin the New Year hath prepared: His throne in the : | BS
Conquerors.”” with a triumphant note. heavens, and His kingdom ruleth over i liv §

| Not because we witness all.” iv in
the outward signs of victory i \
and gladness, but because we ; oF] ee

| grasp more firmly the central | oy “fi il oe

truth that the sovereign love of a oe ; i ee

God makes all things work to- ie aan |
gether for good to them that }- a

love Him. It:was amid the ex- f rode a : 1 ee me | te

‘ treme distresses of nakedness Bh fae ey 1 | hs

5 and peril and sword that Paul ss, os Saas Hil Me

proclaimed. the overcoming [& ies eee ie lf
power of the people of God. a * Oh OS ae

The year opens under deepest fe) oe Ea a Te ‘ |
gloom. Hearts and homes are . 2 AT epee wks |

desolated as the war exacts its aay ee PLES Oa el |
terrible toll. Brightest hopes | - Some | JA 3 j i ben

i are often quenched in a day. 4 ITS cee wae.
| Our beloved Editor, like many dA i a
h others, mourns the loss of a son ym pa at We

who has fallen in action. We [ee WE age uf Baral eerie Heil 4
are all stricken in sympathy a oe etalon 5 4 ee me) ip

y with these sufferers. “What Ste. | » then. shall we say to these ee | tee 4 BoP. Se oan 5 Re a
i things?”? Shall we cower in sees 2 ad Weeks ad | | i
dismay and defeat? Let Paul Pe es Boat i ca at’ ee 1 Aa

answer, “Nay, in all these Re at 9 ae He i lee
things we are more than con- ak ee ee) aan oes i 4 tbh
querors through Him that hath te ie ie ee | Be
loved us.” The sun shines be- TE SRS Sa A ee hal ne
hind the darkest clouds. The ae ye Sipe een Ce sg : teu Peay
love of God in Christ shines un- gee ao Se = nN races pate Bet Bt Hi by

By dimmed, and while that love ee |! SSS ee eee tl lH
endures, the victory of the ges es ee He if

saints is assured. .-We must Chao Tong. The street in which our [Rev. H. Parsons. ee

! lift the banner of Christian Mis- _ bultdinge are placed. |New Chapel. Hie i

sions higher than ever, and dbs auowe ents Gisls: Sehosl then a i

i : while earthly kingdoms are SateRaeS to both, doorway at Medd $ t ( iz
! shaking, declare that “the Lord of street. (See next page.) ; i i ;
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| The New We are now able to give a Psalm xxiv. was read, then the two doors, |
| i Chapel at picture of the new chapel one for the women’s side and one for the
ky Chao Tong. at Chao Tong. It is seen men’s, were opened, the former by the |
= i to be an excellent building. senior member of the church, Philip Yen,
ih There was a full congregation on the great the latter by the senior missionary. (The |
bit day. For various reasons the opening writer). Very soon the building was |
Hi was deferred, and did not take place until packed to overflowing. The principal |
‘ite September 16th, when, harvest beingover, speaker, and one in whom great interest
a the people from the country were able to centred, was Mr. Paul King, a. Chao |
ee il , attend. It was a most successful day, Tong student, who was brought into our
Hi) and will mark the beginning of a new’ church by evangelist Philip Yen, when
ee era in the history of our church in Chao’ stationed at Lao-wa-tan many years ago. a
ne Tong. About one hundred Miao came to He suffered much from the hands of his :
ca || the city to share in the great event, and_ relatives, and was treated with great con-
oI i there were also representatives from Nosu tempt. Determined to get education, he |
Se churches, Kopu churches, and other out- went to Shanghai, there found his cash i
‘e Hi stations. The city mandarin, Mr. Cash, run out, and had to appeal to Mr. Pollard
| honoured the occasion with his presence, for: help; when Mr, Pollard went to
ee iit rt, and was very affable and sympathetic. Shanghai soon afterwards he introduced
; al i: The heads of the schools, business guilds, him to the Rev. Spencer Lewis, of the
me military and police, were also present, and Methodist Episcopal Church, who em-
os expressed their congratulations, some ployed him as a teacher and took him
, WH bat sending’ scrolls and crackers in honour of _ back to Si-chuan, where his speaking as
afi the event. These particulars and the fol-_ an evangelist was much esteemed. Then
a il lowing brief account are furnished by Mr. he assisted Mr. Lewis on the New Testa-
Se Dymond. ment Revision Committee, became at-
S Hil “The day commenced with a prayer- tached to the Y.M.C.A., and was sent by
S nl ee meeting at 7 o’clock. At. noon we them to the Columbian University for
Al a gathered in the old chapel, sang a hymn, several years. He has now come back as
mee and then repaired to the new one, Mr. the secretary of the Y.M.C.A. at Ch’en- e
aS a H Evans leading the way and opening the _ tu. _Dressed in American style, with f
S nil _ big gates. Here we sang again, and gracious bearing and considerable power
aS
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as a_ speaker, his home-coming has means to poor Chao Tong, our hearts i | vee
created unusual interest. Mr. Hicks also thrill with delight, for our heart’s desire Mh | 4
| spoke, giving a statement as to what the and prayer for Chao Tong is that she may |.
Christian Church stands for, our belief in be saved.” a y
| One Supreme God made known to us in i
| Jesus Christ. Dr. Savin, whose kind The Work The two large circuits in if \/ ‘
healing ministry is much appreciated in in Shantung. Shantung have only one i i
the district, was with us-on the platform. ministerial missionary to Hi i
Over 600 people stayed to the evening superintend them. This means. that i} H 5
dinner, and nearly all paid, with the ex- greater responsibility devolves upon the i iy
ception of about one hundred Miao, who ordained pastor, Li Fu Ch’en, who has iH iH oe
p were entertained by the Chao Tong charge of the Laoling Circuit, with its 59 My | Cel
Church. After the feasting was over, an chapels and preaching places. Mr. Eddon Hi ;
evening service was held, and the chapel attended the September quarterly meet- i Hl :
Le again packed. The speakers were Revs. ing at Chu Chia, and he was pleased to Bye
‘ W. H. Hudspeth and A. Evans, Mr. see how the handful of preachers in that i |
; Wang, B.A., the Nosu representative, large circuit are tackling their work. ‘ ie nie
and Mr. Thomas Chu, the Miao repre- He says: “They are a band of very good Bit
sentative. Mr. Wang spoke of the men who are working well together and ; i i
bondage he once was in and the freedom looking well after the interests of the aa i “fl
he now enjoyed. churches. Pastor Li-Fu:' Ch’en is show- HE ES
Yesterday, our first Sunday in the new ing considerable administrative ability, Ha iN
building, was also a happy day for our and has a good grasp of church details. Hi)
people. Sunday School was held in the I was very much impressed with the way iy i
old chapel, now to be used for that pur- he conducted the business of the quar- i \ wg
pose. Then came the noon service, con- terly meeting. Perhaps among all our HAR?
ducted by Mr. Paul King; he preached a ordained men we have no one who could al | BB
characteristic sermon from “Be not con- do so well at a post where there is no | a
formed to this world,” praised highly foreign pastor to consult.”’ ne
> what he had seen of the Christian Church In his own circuit, Wu Ting Fu, Mr. aa Pe
in America, spoke of the purpose of Eddon has encouragement mingled with Rt
Christianity being to change and make difficulties. The defection of one of the Bi iq
new, gave an account of what he had teachers caused him much anxiety, and ° Bia | ft
seen abroad, etc., and was followed with the failure of the crops in one part of his if ah }
deep interest by the crowded audience of wide circuit has brought many of. our Ale |
men. The evening service was conducted members to extreme destitution. In some i! |
| by the pastor (Mr. Dymond) and Mr. places the people are eating leaves and A |
Parsons, both of whom had a good time.” bran for food, and it will be difficult for Ne |
| It is really a pleasure to speak in the them to get seed for next year’s sowing: me Ly
i chapel, its acoustic properties are perfect ; But on the whole the work is prospering ; : my a
by throwing open the large windows we from only one place was anything . dis- 4 wa
i can get good ventilation; the seats are couraging reported at the quarterly : i A
rs comfortable and convenient. Much praise. meeting. a | 4 Wie
j is due to Mr. Evans for the care he has Ha a
taken in superintending the building. JI Principal Mr. and Mrs. Redfern and | nd
| question if the United Methodist Church Redfern’s their children sailed from Hh | ,
| has ever had better value for its money. Departure. London on December 18th Hi i ne
| To the kind donors in England, Mr. in the Japanese steamer Pia
Mackintosh, of Halifax, and Miss Var- “Miyazaka Maru.” This steamer takes | i
coe, of Falmouth, we unitedly: send our the route via the Cape. Mr. Redfern will He ie
hearty thanks. Besides the £350 from be due to arrive at Ningpo in February | al
England, about £50 was contributed by in time for the opening of another College ( WL,
the missionaries, and the Church at Chao year. Mr. Redfern is now the experienced Hi |
Tong gave liberally. missionary. He has done remarkably me
When we think of the services that well in the past, and we wish for him Ra
will be held in it, and all the blessing it still greater success in the future. | i
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| | Romance. Rev. E. RATCLIFFE.
i" N the 86 pages of the Missionary portrait of Rev. C. N. Mylne, “first mis- |
HN Report for 1916 we have the record sionary among the Nosu tribe in Yun- |
| of our contribution to the making nan, West China,” the picture is that of
mS i. of the New World. Here we watch our a strong individuality and an adventur- |
| ‘ adventurers, our pioneers, our world ous soul; this photo was evidently taken |
We builders at work; we see the old giving before he dived for the pearl of the
eee L place to the new, and even as we gaze Nosu soul, he looks older now that he
ae cosmos takes the place of chaos. We has reappeared with the pearl; we
a find ourselves in the world of the New mourn with him the loss of physical |
Fe ie Testament times ; the blind receive their vigour, but he has got the pearl!—the
SS ct Pie sight, the lame leap for joy, those who rest we may leave with God. The other
a sit in darkness see a great light and photo is that of the “late Rev. Samuel '
% A - _ wonders are wrought in the name of the Pollard, Pioneer Missionary in Yunnan,
ih holy child Jesus.. What a “novel” for West China, 1886-1915.” To look into |
. aie . : the race pee tastes of the modern his kindly open countenance, to be
aa anat ee a laboratory for the psy- caught in the sweep of those penetrating
: He Easel ie chologist : what an. inspiration for the and yet pensive eyes is to realize some-
Pate Christian! This is not a story of thing of our loss. His name will be
ag * Broken Earthenware,” but rather the associated with men like Livingstone
= of romance of Josiah Wedgwood, only the and Moffatt and Hudson Taylor, men
| elements: are not physical but human, who crossed the frontier and discovered |
: a ae and the products are not vases but im- gq new world, A picture of Holt Chapel
; a mortal souls. ae (Whu-li teh, Whai Doa), opened June,
all Y The frontisp:ece of the Missionary jgrs, gives us some conception of the
a ea Report 1 Sve well-defined and clearly places of prayer that are being erected
— | printed “sketch map of our East Africa jin China, it seems to be a suitable and {
||| Protectorate,” shewing very clearly our commodious building and harmonizes
aia several mission stations; there is also a completely with its Chinese environ-
eee | a ment.
|| Bs tiene Am “A general survey,” by the Rev. C.
Ss ut = SO Stedeford, introduces the reports from
ei a 7 We. rN - the Foreign Mission field. ‘Che salient
Se | eal fo =e ee facts and figures are presented in a
ee) | id . Be. 5 Bek lucid and spirited manner. The Rev.
a il i fee i eh, John Moore, the Home Missionary
me eee a a eee Secretary, gives a summary of our
is Hl h. Ce i ee aggressive work at Home, more par-
me BG. gaa Re remem ee ticularly of our extension in the Leigh
ri i if ; ea ee —s and Hindley Circuit and in the South ‘
CES: 8 SE Yorkshire Mission; the work done by |
Ail ne ee =~ ~SOsCourr “ Deaconess Institute,” and also our
OMT e 2" ee eae ee “Work in the Army.” This last opens up
CH co ge) ey pe for us a great world of service and |
PM cae ak ’ Ee | spiritual venture; God grant that we
a) ow iN SP | may seize the superb opportunity.
ea oi ‘gp eee cee How does the Gospel appeal to the
a 0 a Oe fd Pe ss Chinaman? What is the reaction to the
He a ae oo appeal in a pagan mind? Here is one
A ie : answer from the missionary report: Mr!
| Whu, B.A., the master of a_ higher
UM elementary school, recently applied for
5 i | Be era a for sagacity and generosity in membership and said, : Christianity was |
> | Pian the prosecution of our Missionary. campaign for 1917, a doctrine which had not only been
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preached but lived out and proved in and yet again there is the aggressive, if
Jesus Christ: Confucius himself failed arrestive, almost insolent demand of the te
to live up to his doctrine.” Christianity man at the “front.” What is. this | oe
was in fact not merely a theory of life demand? Better houses for the mis- ae
but life itself: such was the judgment sionaries? longer furloughs? increased | | ¢
of this Chinese scholar. Weare toldthat salaries? No! Itis for men and muni- Fl | fe
| ies in the ancestral temple, used as a chapel, tions; it is means to carry on the work. | Be
| Mr. Whu took his place side by side At one time the demand is “Give us a
with six very humble and illiterate men more Bible women, and we will save i t 3
and women, and in the presence of a the womanhood of China and Africa”; A
large gathering, including some of his at another time it is, “Give us more i i wh
» own non-Christian scholars, he received scholarships to train native preachers, |), . a
| the rite of baptism and partook of the and the future is ours”; and, again, i fe
i Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. “Send out more teachers to save the | } :
x What is the value of medical work in children of Africa and China from the Bi! s
% the conversion of the heathen? The back wash of heathenism.” We are face An |
P reports provide us with abundant evi- to face to-day with the problem of our | ate
| dence of the Christian influence of the success; we must go forward, or give : f Hest
ministry of healing. Here is one inci- up. We have produced and sent forth HI i
dent that might have been taken from a fine breed of missionary souls; we a
the New Testament: One man who was must back them up, or deny the Christ ay a
_ being examined for membership of the that is within us. Hi i
Church said he had been a_ believer The Missionary Report is not un- ni 4
through his diseased leg being cured worthy of us, and it ought to be read Bay |
by the “doctrine,” and when he could by all of us, quoted and expounded a 8
find no other answer to the ques- from pulpit and desk; it should have a Ht
tions, just gave his leg a slap as if to place in our CE. societies and guilds; ae
say, “I know my leg was cured; what for it is our roll of honour, our heroic me) fe
more can you want!” We may expect records, our Valhalla. But the “Report” i Pit
2 such an one to reply to his critics, “Will is only the story of a beginning, time ih a
ye also be His disciples?” will show whether-the sons are worthy a ;
A small but devoted band of'men and of their fathers, whether the twentieth Heil | iq
women has given themselves to the century will “carry on” what the nine- rh H ,
education of the children on our mission teenth century commenced. The cause ie \ }
stations. What return is there? What is worthy of our best: let us put on the | ah |
becomes of the children of our schools? altar, prayers, gifts and souls. We 1 ‘4
These questions find a very satisfactory answer in our “book of romance”! ne
, Here is one answer given by Mrs. The International Review of Missions. ith a
Gauge: “ One of our first scholars (Wen- We have been favoured by the Editor i i |
chow) to receive the higher grade certi- with a glimpse of the contents for the a
ficate is now married and living in the present month, and there is enough to Ir | We
' Ngoh Ts’ing Circuit, where she conducts whet the appetite of any missionary ae ii |
a Bible Class for women on Sunday: student. Dr. Shedd’s story of what came a
afternoons.” A handful of seed cast into to the American missionaries of oppor- ° EG :
| the ground is likely to produce a great tunity through the war will be of thrilling i |
harvest! interest. This will be given in the first Ha u
There is one thing common to all of a series of papers on “ Realities of Mis- hi i
reports whether from China; East and sionary Life.” Other papers will be hi hy
West, or from Africa, East and West. pointed and illustrative, but we specially me
It is something you cannot ignore; it urge our readers to commence their sub- ie i |
is like a great ground swell. Some- scription for this admirable and able Fe any
times it comes in the tones of a pathetic review, if only to read Mr. Oldham’s it ih
pleading, and the voice is the voice of “Missionary Survey of the Year 1916.” TR
a woman; at other times a masculine Order at Publishing House. Sent post : Pt I
soul is driving home to you the’ logic free for 8s. per annum to all parts of the i | I
of facts with the force of an east wind ; world; single numbers, 2s. 6d.). i i
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dq A Story of Central By the
_ I America. Rev. J. PROUDFOOT.
it _[In connection with the Jamaica Mis- no explanation except that she had been
i gon Borde de: tore ; aes nussioned ae ugh to do so when a child.
1 amue. rown in . succeede 1

SS] a \ in establishing a fairly strong cause: and tel He OF fhe most prosperous: and. in-
be remained there eighteen years. Later eligent ‘or the original immigrants had

| missionaries were R. P. Christie, R. QMCE,, greatly daring, ventured to

= qi Se a James, T. F. C. Burton, T. Halliwell, J. Jamaica, and he remembered the

ee | |i Proudfoot, J. Chinn, and Alwyn J. Ellis. | manner in which Sunday was observed i

a Only Mr. Proudfoot, Mr. Chinn, and by the negroes there, but could add little

= ine My Bilis fay, Mr. Proudiget. was at to the knowledge, now generally de- F

— (1885.92) Roche dale fae ears sired by the people. Through him, t

a Ae Be ee ee ge ee tions were opened up with

ee (1893-7), and then became superintend- contac. . 222 Deva \

a ent of Sierra Leone, West Africa.] people in Jamaica, which resulted after

| some time in the arrival of a coloured

ee large settlement upon Columbus man (i.e, a man of mixed European and
me Island received the name of African blood), named Samuel Brown.

|! Bocas-del-toro (Bull’s Mouth), I never met him; he died several years

= seit and from its geographical position soon before I went to Bocas; but his memory
BS became the seat of government, and the was held in great respect by all who

Sh residence of the various officials, and had known him. He arrived as a ser-

ea agents of the American merchants whd vant of God, and with little except his

Sd i Be had branch agencies there. In this town own Christianity, and the Bible whereon

: 4 | the mixture of nationalities did not it was based, began his teaching, and

; hil in make for righteousness, and for long the effect was soon apparent. A church
a a there was a grim struggle between the and school were organised, and the life }

| opposing forces of good and evil, pro- of Christ was preached by him, and his e

| duced by the entrance into the com- own life, happily, was in accordance ry

a , munity of Christianity. with his teaching. A great change came
i i Prior to the founding of the Ameri- over the lives of the negroes, and I

a i) : can business firms the paganism of can testify from actual acquaintance ~

ah Bocas ran riot, and the terrible evils with the children of these ex-pagans, as

ei. associated with it were accepted as part. well as with the survivors of the

ei of the order of things. “As it was in original ex-slaves, how great and

ee ih the beginning” was now, and was likely blessed was the work of this good and

ees |) ever to be. Yet, ina very strange way unlearned man. To detail the change

ae these forces of evil were met, and over- would take up too much space, so the

2 1 thrown, although no David was ever, following incident must be taken as a |

ae apparently, so poorly equipped for war- sample of the hold upon the people of y

mm) | fare with so great and terrible a Goliath. his teachings.

Ss | The history of the rout of wickedness is .. In consequence of a strike in New ;
Se _on this wise. Orleans, it was impossible for cargoes :
Hil 1 Among the immigrants from Colon of bananas to be distributed from that — ;
Pas < was an abandoned negress, who hailed seaport to the interior of the United
Wee originally from Jamaica. Even among States and for a long time the fruit
CRS many bad people she was distinguished industry of Providence Island and Bocas
PAA by her uniformity of evil. Yet this was entirely stopped, and money be-

a strange creature, drunken, and shame- came very scarce. As the negroes had
PRS ce) less, had one peculiarity. Every Sunday spent their wealth freely, and had be-
| she was sober, was arrayed in clean come accustomed to European and
ah i clothing, and spent the day in quietness American luxuries, their distress soon
AR ||i : and in singing Gospel hymns, learned in became as acute as is experienced by
Wa the old Plantation days of her infancy. any community in England during a

eet (Se The sudden transition week by week prologed strike, except that there was e

: ll | attracted attention, but she could give no actual hunger.

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A Story of Central America | eee
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It can be easily imagined with what on Sundays,* and as their leader, he Bie
coor mixed feelings of joy and doubt the said they could not, and would not do Ba
inhabitants watched the entrance into so: why could not the Captain wait ae
the Lagoon one Saturday morning of until Monday? The peculiar blend of ak) Ba
an American steamer. As soon as the blasphemy and abuse known as Ameri- a
ship anchored, the leading banana can came into play, and the people left . e
planters went on board, and soon the the skipper with all their hopes blasted. BE Bee
news came to Providence Island that Next day, not a bunch was taken on Wh
any number of bunches of bananas board. At eleven o'clock, — simul- a)
would be purchased at once, the price taneously with the blowing of the mt
being four shillings per bunch. _ steamer’s whistle, the opening hymn hee
: Every canoe went off to the planta- was. begun in the village chapel, and Myce
: tions, and returned laden with great anxious and tearful eyes saw the ship me
bunches, only to set off again for more, leave the harbour and steer for the ie
| and early in the afternoon, the skipper north. Wild grief, and doubts, and nA
‘ of the vessel landed at the village of fears, marred the service, and it was a i ei
f Old Bank, looked over 3,000 bunches, day of gloom and sadness, but the shat- Be
and behold, they were good. Joy tering of the high hopes of the previous be
reigned in the settlement; 4600 to be day led the people to God in a spirit i I
handled after weeks of poverty and which probably had been weakened in ) oes
~ distress!!! the long years of undisturbed prosperity. | ie
“First thing to-morrow, get the fruit And in the good Providence of God, aR
aboard,” said the Captain. “But to- Weeping endured only for the night; I)
morrow’s Sunday; you don’t want us Joy came in the morning. |
to work on the Lord’s Day,” was the «+ For the strike in New Orleans was i ae
reply of Henry Jesse. “I don’t care Over, although there was no submarine a
whose day it is; these bunches must Cable to wing the good news to those ! er:
be on board by eleven o'clock ‘to- simple and primitive Christians. Early Ml
morrow, else I’ll weigh anchor then, and "€Xt morning another steamer dropped my
: clear off,” was the Captain’s decision, anchor in the harbour, and after a hasty See
Jesse quietly replied that the people ¢xamination of the fruit, the Captain h | 7a
had been taught never to work for profit * See Neh. 10, 31.—Ep. tt Ht
Hee i t/
le ee caigas. |. aR IRN ee Se er hi ¥
a es he a ve ane i, ge. ne eRe eae RON Sea ha gr Gre hen I a iy |
tile esl eg OE Ag - lee ieee ee eee Cree tunes Setar ad Wt! hI
ee iio Me ey ae
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Pere on Gk! CoN x i) on ee eS. Pat Nae re £8 Boke EE an ie
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by ea See aes Ca ace) ee Races a ge BRST) COSGD &| Be
| Bjes bee) DG maha ey, eee sth (gy ees NY ae f, a i 1 ie
: Breet, Wed O of POE icin mene s Wa Ee aur | | Wa
Oa ices ee ee.
Pie Rip atn, ene Sigg eh, em — ae ee Hi at
: RS Fp, oe Ne a ee & te oe HE ' i Ht.
eee Anne” BPM 1 van Sa Ae eee. ee , ey ee ey Ke
en Pees ate, i ALPES moot : eee ae Bas aay Ree Oe 5 A a ee ah PI
eee Gan, A po ee AB ee th Hed
‘2 F bys Bs wi . ageaS e i S uae a ROR : ei ; a i i
Pare eM = nia Apeeee emt ee Ag. lacs a Baa
Wa ee tis en EEO a SS ee a ee oA a HH HH} ‘ | 8
j Lily Pond, Castleton, Jamaica. ; (Rev. James Wynn, : Hi i | a
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ae calculated his saving in coal, wages, and e
i harbour dues, and offered six shillings My Native Land— 5
i per bunch—a clear gain of £300 to the ‘

ia people for having refused to work for the Beauatifal.
| profit on the Lord’s Day.
ae This event strengthened and deep- By KATHERINE
| ened the effect of Samuel Brown’s LEE BATES.

iH teaching, and years after when I went
ia ia - to Bocas, it was still discussed in the [These fine lines, written with ‘' America ! |

A homes of Old Bank, and 1 have never America!’’ as the refrain of each verse, we
| in the long course of my work as a adapt to British readers (and all Aationalitics) .
Missionary in many lands, seen such a bY {be Stseton of anew th lie They may |
| universal reverence and respect for Sun-~ « St. Helena,’’ by a slight accommodation in
a j day as prevailed in that village. the fifth and eighth lines; the dotted minim
* . i As the good folks grew more wealthy being sung as three crotchets.—ED. | |
a because of the increasing demand from aie Sah &
eee I the United States for bananas, the plan- !
| tations had ito be enlarged, and as O beautiful for spacious skles,

i labour was scarce they began to employ For amber waves of grain,

at the Indians from the mainland. These For purple mountain majesties ;

oN i were the descendants of the original Above the fruited plain !

— inhabitants of Central America, who O native land: My-nativetand!
a | lived a somewhat nomadic life, and who native lan y-tabive :

Bee] A : had begun to discover the benefits of God shed His grace on thee

ee money, and the advantages of English And crown thy good with brotherhood,

i S| and American manufactured goods. From sea to shining sea.

— There was a strange mixture of timidity
a and. trustfulness in their character, and 0 beautiful for pilgrim feet,

alt oy as they were well and_ honourably Whose stern, impassioned stress
| treated by the negro farmers, they re- A thoroughfare for freedom beat 2
ESS i it sponded in ake manner, ee roy ae Across the wilderness. Fs
a ‘sant relationships were formed. ach ' : '
eh. week end, the farmers returned to Old 0 native land ° My nate tant

ie ’ Bank to their families, and frequently God mend thine every flaw,
oe i their Indian labourers accompanied Confirm thy soul in self-control,
= | them, and were very much interested Thy liberty in law !
ee | i in what they saw. Two things specially ”
a a attracted ‘their attention — family 0 beautiful for heroes proved
: aii . worship and the services at the little In liberating strife,
| church, he : ~ Who more than self their country loved,

a ii I Se ay Se the chief of we And mercy more than life.
ae ndians, Juan by name, accompani ' :

a } his master, Henry Jesse, to Old Bank. 0 native.land+ My nave land ! q
HH On this occasion, each farmer returned May God thy gold refine,

A mei § home with several labourers, and under Till all success be nobleness ;

ci their leader, Juan, they surrounded the And every gain divine !

HH house of the village leader, Jesse. They : :

ie} hung over the windows of his house, ~ 9 beautiful for patriot dream
a watching what the inmates were doing. That sees beyond the years

Ms: They saw Jesse, adorned in a different Thine alabaster cities gleam

“i | ae of celnns a his ute ane ule Undimmed by human tears ! |

(ae ogether, and get out a large Bible.

i} oN One of his sons read a portion. and they O native land! My native land! |

Ct ' all knelt down and closed their eyes. God shed His grace on thee,
a They.saw Jesse speaking, and marvelled And crown thy good with brotherhood,

Wa tly at a man talking with his eyes From sea to shining sea !

{ closed. iS : y
: ll L (6262 continued.) From ‘The World Outlook,’ }U.S.A.
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| 164 165 | 166 | 167 168 | ‘
| HAROLD GLADYS | WILFRED GEORGE LAURA i ( ie
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| 1913. | Biba 5 OT | 210 0 219 | es Hit “4
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g The larger grou'p is one of two brothers and a sister who have collected for several years as : i Loy
above in connection with our Middlesbro’ Grange Road Church. The separate items and _ totals 3 ria gas
are:above. Harold sells 37 ECHOES monthly, and the profits go into his “‘ box.’’ The smaller aa ae
group is of a brother and sister. Though 1916 was a year of only eleven months, Gladys Evans i ip
made her record amount, and George Furniss exceeded his preceding year. ik Ai I
o —Per Rev. W. R. Stobie. Bs
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1 The World and By the Rev. |
i 33 A r.
fl | the Gospel. Review E. F. H. CAPEY.
ll | T cannot be said that Mr. Oldham Can it be expected that a Church
| has disregarded the advice, so fre- whose resources in money and in men
i | quently pressed upon the attention have been depleted by war, and whose
i | of speakers and writers, to choose great strength is barely sufficient to cope with
lf subjects. One could scarcely think of the multitude of urgent problems which
mi the: Secretary of the World Missionary the war has raised, will have time and
| Conference, and its Continuation Com- thought and service to spare for the
a i mittee, and the Editor of “The Interna- work of world-evangelization? .When |
aor | tional Review of Missions,’ spending -such questions as these are in the air it
| strength upon the ephemeral and the is good that we have amongst us a
1 provincial, ‘The world has been set in- man to answer them. In_ formulating
ae i his heart. To “think in continents” the answer Mr. Oldham gives us, in a
ot it even would not satisfy him. Lifting up few closely reasoned and_ burning é
e ie his eyes he looks upon the fields-and pages, the main message of his volume.
| finds them white unto harvest. The The Christian Church cannot, dare not |
-_ great peoples of the East are alive and relax her efforts in the spiritual con-
ie awake, stirred by new aspirations and flict. The genius of the Gospel, the
cin : desires. Throughout Asia there is in teaching of history would convict her of
Ss process a complete transformation of folly and of faithlessness if she did. “It
hs social institutions, habits, standards and. may well seem that the tasks imposed.
— | beliefs. In Japan and China and India, on us by modern conditions are beyond
ee i ; and even in Africa, and throughout the our strength. . . . There is nothing
a Moslem world, this evolutionary process in the Christian revelation which war-
we is so patent that whoever runs may _ rants us in hoping that we shall be given
| read, ae The movement is unceasing: tasks | within our powers. What is
aS it will as little wait on our convenience promised is that power will be available
see i . as the tides of the sea. . . . If ina sufficient for our tasks. The only thing 2
— spiritual crisis so great and so real we — open to us is to go forward. We must c
mie know of a Gospel-that floods life with pray to be made big enough for what
Sa meaning, strengthens and ennobles’' we have to do.- We must ask that there
ar character, and makes men free sons of may be a growth in moral stature suffi-
. S a God Pee Him in His world, we cient to deal with the problems which
= cannot keep. it to ourselves.” material progress has created. And in |
— | We do know of such a Gospel. What g0!g forward we shall find salvation, |
eh is it? In essence this—that in the world for we shall be driven to lift our eyes
a where men sin, in the heart'of the real beyond the world to God.’
Sa battle of life the love of God has been . /f men in our Churches are wonder- |
i | manifested in Jesus Christ and has ig how we can speak of Christian Mis-
ey proved itself stronger than sin. The ‘Si0ns to-day, a thoughtful reading of
Sap worst in life has been faced. The this throbbing book will change their ‘
Bile Saviour has faced it. There is nothing Wonder. They will wonder how the
ll | ee more to fear. In these days of deep Christian Church can think and speak
Ae and terrible darkness we are saved by 0f anything else.
rH i ee hope—the hope of the Gospel, the [This book has secured the attention of
A ee music of which shall yet lead the the Church -in a striking way, and the
a | peoples. home. Till then “life will Secretary of the Continuation Committee
OU 7 remain an unending battle renewed on has, in writing it, rendered a great service
2 | a ever-changing fronts.” : to the cause of Missions. Though only
HAL Hag Aah oe published for the first time in July last, |
vit) Be - Shall the Christian Church push the jt has already attained its seventeenth |
i a ve to the gate nu Does wisdom thousand. Mr. Oldham has not only caught
i He dictate a suspension oO spiritual activi- the ear of. the missionary constituency in i
cH ' ties until these calamities be overpast ? this. country, but also of the Church in
i iM : . Canada, India, and Australia, and editions
; M { ; *By J. H. Oldham, M.A., United Council for Missionary of the. book have been issued in all these <
. i he Education, 2s. net. countries.—ED.] |
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Maégnolia Trees. Paée. Miss FERGUSON. Al
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|: WON’T let my children go!” said a glad in the anticipation of sharing in all ae
Chinese tailoress whose little ones that the piece of paper represented. a Wy
had been invited .to tea at their From 3 to 5 was the time announced, but i
| Sunday School teacher’s. “She me- dig at 12, when the teacher was just having f a
out their eyes to make medicine, or give a hurried dinner, the children began to H i
| them foreign-food which will poison them. arrive. ‘‘Teacher, we have walked -to Hi 1
No, they may go to the Sunday School death to find you; we were afraid we i oe
| every Sunday, but not to the foreigner’s should be too late!” were the words of nil |||
house.” these first arrivals. a oy
With the parting injunction not to let About 3.30 all had assembled, and a md
| the lady “catch” the names, for that few games were played. A diversion was Hl He
| would do them great harm, these three made by three or four new-comers bring- | a
; would leave their dark, heathen home to ing a little boy up to their teacher and Ba A =
‘ come to hear of Jesus. Each one has a_ asking, “What shall we do with him? a
silver ring round the neck as a charm he has no top garment on! Didn’t the = fy)
against evil spirits. lady say we must all wear top gar- : He
After almost two years of teaching it ments”? How relieved the wee mite aa | re
was agreed to give all the children a was to find he was excused—for the day ~ me
treat in the English Methodist com- was hot. ‘Teacher, I am thirsty to ee
pound, where there are four missionaries’ death,” was the next cry. Large vessels ni §
houses, in front of which are two lawns, of tea had been kindly provided, and two i ie
and around them magnolia trees full of or three mugs so that the children might ee
huge, white blossoms. Tickets were help themselves. it eee
given to each child on the preceding. Sun- After thirst had been quenched, a bell a |
day, as it is necessary on such occasions was rung for the children to gather to- He i ‘ee
to have a gate-keeper. gether on the lawn to sing hymns and i Wf
. Two hundred little hearts were made recite Scripture. Very reverently were | -
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Ningpo Settlement Sunday School, (Chinese Photographer. ii ( |
i > Standing on the left is Miss Ferguson (the writer), next to her, wearing sun-hat, is HH i H ?
Miss Boyce: both teachers in the College. i i | i |
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| ii | their hands clasped and eyes closed as must not catch my face,” said a terrified ,
il the chairman of the Mission, the Rev. little girl, who rushed out of the gate
iS] i i G. W. Sheppard, gave thanks to the followed by a few others ere the deed was
i children’s Friend for favourable weather done.
| | and a!l good things. Then each one was Just before 6.0 they all left for their
. presented with a coloured paper bag con- homes very happily ; for the treat meant
1 taining pea-nuts, melon seeds, sweets very much to them, as the majority came
a and biscuits, kindly provided by members from poor crowded hovels- where space
a |. and friends of the Mission. They were is indeed a luxury. “Thank you, Teacher,
aoe then set free for races and other games Good-bye! May we come again? may
| until the photographer arrived. “They we come every Monday?”
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= : By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
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. vie NOTHER year has dawned upon we rejoice to see such bright and gor-
At Nt us, and we welcome it as a gift geous colours entering into life’s dull
ek ve an from God. The old year has warp. Love and Duty onward go, to- G
ie departed carrying with it our joys and gether with the Faith which never falters,
a sorrows, our successés and failures. the Hope which standeth firm, and the
ik Every new year is a fresh opportunity for Love which centres itself in the great
Cee y new y PP y g
Meme the realization of our hopes and dreams, eternal heart of God. May God’s bless-
oR We and for doing the work of God in a _ ing rest upon all our work at home and
= , better way than we have done it before. abroad during ‘the coming’ year. |
ed iy aoe Ve May the blessing of Him “Whose we are, Yours faithfully
3 Ni ae and Whom we'serve,” rest upon us richly R K 4 2
mee and upon our organization. The follow- OSA IKATE BUTLER.
Se } ing messages from our officers will be i
eee | | } welcomed. by many and read with
xe HH ed pieaeare: nae GENERAL CECRELARY
il | : May I give my message in the words d
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Ces, OUR PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. of another? |
Hea Bs 2 & a |
al 4 “Now abideth faith, hope, love, these I asked the New Year for some motto |
ia i \ three 3 sweet, F I
rt a i ’ % ? . . .
i ey And the greatest of these is Love. Some rule of life by which to guide my
nig bes Follow after love.” feet ; : :
i) Pa I asked and paused ; it answered soft
An) Bee - “Were on the threshold of another year, and low—
a : ay We stand expectant you and I, my God’s will to know!
ee dear, |
| ie With Love for company.” Will knowledge then suffice, New es
|| : Year? I cried,
tat) eae The shuttle of life is passing quickly But ere the question into silence died,
he to and fro through the busy strands of The answer came : Nay, this remember, :
a ae our work ; we see the beautiful garments too— 7
A it is weaving everywhere around us; and God’s will to do!
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Once more IJ asked, is there still more most devastating war the world has ever wy ie
to tell? seen, and in such circumstances. one is ee
And once again the answer sweetly perplexed how best to phrase appropriate i ‘i
| fell: : greetings for the season. If the wish mf
| Yés! this one thing, all other things could only ensure it, we should all be q (35
above— using the old-time salutation, “Peace be i |
God’s will to love!” with you,” and, indeed, if the much- Hii i
| desired Peace is not to be obtained for i re a:
What I read into these lines is— the nations just now, we must strive with s i eee
God’s will to know=claims my infellect. all our powers to attain what peace of |
God’s will to do=claims my hands and mind and happiness of heart can be a ae
feet. secured by our service for others. | ii @
E God’s will to love=claims my heart. Never was there such a wide field for i a
: Are we as W.M.A. members willing to women’s service as there is to-day, and if eB
covenant with God on these terms? If Never was their work so candidly appre- 4 1
-so, the success: we have had in the past . ciated. Women are. not. only keeping ms |
is but a foreshadowing of what will be “the home fires burning,” but factory, i Z
in the future. office and works are being largely kept Ba yt
BAS aw Ome: going by their aid. . Pil | ol
) We are anxious that the religious Hae
| THE -FORRIGN CORRESPONDENT: work, which has owed so much to women | i I 7
in the past, should not suffer now owing a :
| For the third time we approach the to absorption in so many new and un- Wy \ i
: New Year under the dark shadow of the accustomed duties. i +e
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| UT i eo ee eee ee ae
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A ‘Ce Sai es, PeSegag Ee eaten ~ Aiea A
| fe oe bo > Re te Pi < Lae . ee foe e LEN o ee ast ‘ P i a i §
: p x Ri Seah IE ert i Skee) Ree te ge Qe aa § * A 4 a ae es
| ee i : e Se ies of S 2 eer eM cae crs RM ad Bi oe re ah NS
f Baie eee rire 8 Se Sa ut ee Ee SSA ae ce, eo f Hi i
k Bereta oats eS Ey a oe ee ee is > TARTS nN tI
| Peco tai. ie Sitee cape SSeS ‘ oN eae na ae Vay Hope ae Ha A
} Gc AEE oS Re eS A Daeg pene og nce ee mi Be Ai |
| RS Aspen eile Meee ties of eB |e UE SS Mu ce Cea ba ie Sone ane aL
} Seerere tet Rr abeede a eee ete Siored ee. Eoin Powe g ie Bea Bae Seton aes a aE AS
Ce aetie, bee ee
; ge eee ne oo Ree ge pli jee aa a
Me 5 Persea ee niin ee eee Ss oes Sas Espen aS ee Lae eM Sa Mt vi at
Murraytowa Women's Missionary Auxiliary, Sierra Leone, [Rev. A. E. Greensmith, Hy | Hy
Mr, Greensmith will tell us next month what these dear women did.—Ep. 3 Hi 4 {
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ii It is a delight to be able to report, as _ stood by the side of Joshua and heartened 4
i Foreign Corresponding Secretary, that him with words of cheer, so He stands
| | this year the supply cupboard is not by us as we look out upon the New Year. |
ill “empty. From several of our branches, as. Let us gird on our armour, and with
a | well as from individual friends, have hearts beating high with anticipation, go
aH come generous and useful gifts to the forth to make new conquests for our Lord
ia hospitals and schools abroad. Some have and Master. And may He be with us in }
mn come from quarters where we know a_ the struggle against wrong, and help us f
ae i" ; Bo full share of war work is being under- to magnify His Name in saving those
al We taken, showing that these givers have who are round about us. “Attempt great
“an understood what our Lord meant when things for God, and expect great things f
|| He said, “This ought ye to do, but not from God.” Let this be our motto. God {
| | to leave the other undone.” May I com- honours the faith and effort of His people. }
SS if i mend their example for emulation by We have much to praise Him for as far é
a i others? as the past work of our W.M.A. is con- 1
ae | We deeply sympathise with those of cerned, and greater blessing is yet in
| our members who have lost dear ones in store for us. Let there be self-surrender i
aie the war, and pray that the Divine Con- and service, and a rich harvest shall
me soler may be very real to them. Many, crown our labours.
eee Hh Biles too, are sorely troubled from _ other ANNIE E. HAtt.
mee causes connected with the war. “I will
Bee lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence |
aS of cometh my help,” was the resolution of
: Nt Beer one of old who was sorely tried. We se
ae | | would say to our sorrowing friends,
Hi | “Look up! It/is the lifted face that feels |
= the shining of the sun.” Look up, and
Ae believe that God still reigns. Though Montbly Prayer Meeting.
Bee A reat “clouds and darkness are round about : *
Sai Him, righteousness and judgment are the Hymns:
ei | : habitation of His throne.” “Come, Thou Fount of every blessing.”
ai With warm greetings, “Praise to our God, Whose bounteous
oa Yours very sincerely, hand.”
me ii. | Jut1a B. Brook. 2
sl cE ee 4 - Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of |
ee | | e: strong and of a good courage. prayer.”
mei These words, which were spoken by God ‘ :
et a to His servant Joshua, are full of mean- Scripture : Ephesians vi. 10—20.
|| 5 ing and inspiration for ourselves. We S ’
ae | are living in days when strength and , Praise: For a year of mercies, and for
z ci courage are prime necessities. Upon individual blessing. Also for favour
ite. ye many, heavy burdens of grief and sorrow Shewed our Society in the preservation of ;
Hl } have fallen, and the present outlook is the lives of our Missionaries, and the *
ae such as to fill the heart with feelings of success that has attended their work and |
Bile grave anxiety and foreboding. Happily, labours.
aa | we know where to look for comfort and Prayer: For further devotion and
a | i help. consecration on the part of all our mem- t
TE Be) “For I have felt a Presence, bers, and that they may grow in grace
LR) That disturbs me with the joy 5 andiin the knowledge of our Lord and
2 Of elevated thought, a sense sublime Saviour Jesus Christ, to the end that we
em Cie far more deeply interfused ; may serve Him fully and seek His glory
Se ose dwelling is the light of setting sun, eh deck thecG lL For God’ f
Boe The round ocean, and the living air.” Bs eA Ot tae OSE On s f
hi | ! guardian care over Mr. and Mrs. Redfern
AV ee} “The Lord reigneth,” “God is our and their little family while they brave
| refuge and strength.” As surely as He the perils of the deep. —
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LAG SEM» oy een AS yo ee
t Tes u District, Circuit, Church, Sunday School, LT re ee
** Plan your work and work your plan.” i i eh
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Sierra | Sa A
A Sierra Leone "By the a |
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Fakai Mission. Rev. A. E. GREENSMITH. | ie
3 : ah ey ,
UB Bee
HAT is a fakai? It is a term commodious structure was ventured at 5
for a collection of huts that upon. Great was the joy of the fakai | . &
does not merit the term village dwellers and workers of the W.M.A. | ‘Il
or town. There are many of these when a corrugated iron structure was i | ae
fakais scattered’ over the hillsides in the completed. From Freetown and the Wi
Sierra Leone peninsula, mostly occupied villages upwards of three hundred I P| poe
by pagan aboriginals from the hinter- visitors assembled to dedicate the new iat i oi
‘land. : mit :
Lumley Road Fakai, lies onthe slopes Baspigmeeneaemiconem enna ie / a) e
of the Aberdeen. Creek, some three or sr coh Ge es f i :
four miles from Freetown, and near our 4) es RS. - ei MI |
Murraytown and Wilberforce Circuit. (ey Sek co HA 1
Members of at least three separate R es, Oy i. | ia
Y pagan tribes live in the few huts that @ ; Q pe, cer ie i | i
are dotted about the scrub, besides a PA oe EN ia i 1
few Mohammedans of the Susu tribe. BF Es AN | — 6 se
When the godly women of our wa we BES | {ear er i i i
Murraytown Church formed themselves (AR fn a ie io gn | ve
into a women’s missionary auxiliary a (ecg hc SS Di ai ay Wo
few years ago, the spiritual'needs of this Ae yabowy oo, 1 aan i .
poe fakai laid -heavily on their [ay hos ee eet ea aE
earts.* Arrangements were made to [ie Nie go SP. - Ves a ra
visit the fakai in relays, week by week, PR good a oa. AG =% ee a ; ; i
a: and to speak to the people of the glad [aay NS” ~ ona. oye oe uh Hh
tidings: of salvation. Inthe dry season, [ie ane _. SS hy “es hi i h
and through the heavy rainy season, me. € Pc eh | Hi
these women went forth on their errand [aay 4 o Ry | fae i ie
of love. The work was maintained [aay A) RO Me oN Nan i HI I
until several of these pagans were bap- /aNMiyig Jas ub @ erad | Lee fe i |
tized and admitted into the church. SE a) ee Rea Sete Bees oe i i
The little bamboo shed that did ser- prec SE OR vice for a church was felt to be too ee ee ee ee i ( "
small, so under the direction of their Het CS DSS Ee Gee i i
: minister, Rev. fs B. Nichols, a more RTD GAGHE Tait ict ere Nath Twa aSMee Nusrat n e QU NOME Sy SEN : Hey |
i SE ea Members of‘the- (Rev. A. E. Greensmith, ; i Ht i
* See illustration: Jan., p. 15.—Ep. Fakai Church. * i hi "| ]
i Fepruary, 1917. a : ‘ | l ae
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ae | A Sierra Leone Fakai Mission
CE i church. Long palm-leaf tents had been’ ing God. Among other things, he said: .
4 erected at the side of the church to “Daddy Gord, I tank you for what
a | shelter ne, visitors fron the burning you have done’ for we.
= i . oun, both curng- and: between il oer I never bin tink, I go see dis light.
|e vices of the day, for only a small pro- Daddy Gordtido Schl Be z
ia : portion of the people could find room Sahl y ‘ : g you |
| in the church and in the huts. From 42: ss
ay ‘| early morning until latc in the afternoon I touch yer foot.
B y the services succeeded one another, and It was a new experience that was |
Ae tg those hillsides heard the songs of sal- finding expression in these halting
ia | vation sung as never bofore. exclamatory phrases, and their evident |
it se | g ; 3 y: p }
a f Behe wes f sincerity brought tears to many eyes. \
aie Perhaps the most inspiring moment i This, and other testimonies, were a rich
a the day was when Be pee oe reward to the women-folk who had so
| | _ of the fakai, in very broken English, faithfully laboured amongst this people. t
= | spoke to us of their spiritual experi- : j
ce ee ences. They told us, in most simple _, 1he cole at the opening ser-
Se and telling speech, of the great bless- VCS vee es and the place was
ma on ing the mission had been to them, and OPENEG tree of dept.
SS i ens | thanked the visitors for helping to make A. few years ago travellers along the
mei, | that day a great success. One of the lonely Lumley Road were sometimes
: q ee _ converts stood up, and moved us.deeply molested and robbed, but it is said that .
Vi | yo Be by his words, although, instead of ad- since the Mission has been established
Rey i as | dressing us, it took the form of address- such occurrences are things of the past.
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OH Bee nt GE ae Moe Boyes GST gi, ei F Es eral gna, Beng Ree aes ae
a ae PR OTe OI SEM a ce tM PS
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| I, is : U.M.C, Fakai Mission, Lumley Road, [Rev. A. E. Greensmith.
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Missionary Missionary work among the riding a mule which had not the courage |
Adventures. ‘ wild hills, and still wilder of my horse. Then I had to return four at
people of Western China, times more to take over the coolies with i i :
| offers scope enough for the most adven- their loads. These I conveyed across one i | i
i turous spirit. There are always new ata time clinging to my stirrup leathers. i) ie
Be regions to be explored, new types of folk We were drying our clothes on the further , Hy
to be encountered, new risks to be faced. bank when some local people found two Hy ae
: Mr. Evans relates some rough experi- bundles of iron utensils and a bag of | :
[ ences in travelling over the wide Nosu beans: these had been lost in the morning: wey +
field. One tour through a part of his cir-- by a man who attempted to cross the ie
cuit will occupy between twenty and river.” - | qe
Pas thirty days, and when the journey falls in Here is another little incidént’ which i | |
. the rainy season there is hardly a day varied the routine of Mr. Evans’s circuit Hay | |
without an incessant downpour. Then _ travel. “On one occasion, just as it was i | 4
_ the difficulties of travel are increased by getting dark, we arrived at the top of a Ha eee
the number of swollen torrents which cliff, above a village where we hoped to Ha i
| have to be negotiated. Here is Mr. find shelter for the night. We asked two i
Evans’s account of such an adventure. persons to tell us the way down, but they, eh
“During my last trip when the heavy somewhat scared, said they didn’t know. he ‘| +i
rains were on, our one dread was the We followed a zigzag path down the hill, i ‘
swollen torrents we had to cross. On one until we could ride no further. I got off i itt | a
occasion we were prevented from reach- my horse intending to lead it down. what ee
ing our destination and had to retrace our’ appeared to be a steep slope of soft earth. | | ite
i 3 : i WEVA || ths
. steps, and perforce spend the night in the Just as J alighted I heard a tremendous ie if
house ofa Mohammedan. The'next day shr-r-r-r, and the second horse went ae s
there was another nasty river to cross. sliding down the hill on its back. It had ei i
I got over on my horse, and then returned lost its footing above—fortunately the yh }
to escort the teacher across, who was boy who was leading it had sense enough | hi }
‘ Weal it!
4 Mea ait td
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ie a Hue ae Sime ‘ as ee be ee Se mo) ee ah
Bem WEA) Ue Bae Poi 2 Ge RUG BLUEE
> ape eaee eg. NE BE eee! Hc TIPE : 2 ot ia Pa eas
| pe ete Ea. 3 oo eS ie ne wd
Efe cae Bs RB IE Eee hae a | fe ES SORES li a ig a a id ee
t,o Oe Pe TE Lo a me pia ee eae i ane
28 sin eee : ae Ee ; ad ae i BO ona ak a a ES ni See RO i Riots ‘ et y
Serer pd cate BPA ee hi ir
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; Bere, to Pan 3 8 Re: ! i po eh A fy : o R Hi a
ee cae ee eee | - ‘ / ae hit, eas ? ) ; Hit it :
Bn 3 es Safe “ 3 . , f \ te
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The crowd at the Chao Tong Chapel opening, September, 1916. [Rev. H. Parsons. a i if
Men's side, Schoolboys on left. (See other pictures in January). i) i | | S
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we to let go. The horse rushed down the lead them down. We spent a happy night |
! whole slope at a fearful rate, and we in that home, the home of a Chuan Miao, |
| heard. it crash into some bushes below. rejoicing that we were all safe.” '
iq | The teacher said, ‘‘The horse is dead.”
a |i) I told him not to fear, that the horse Wizardry The power which most com-
a would be all right if we could get down im Yunnan. pletely dominates the pagan
j to it. I went down on all-fours, and mind is witchcraft, and it is
i found what we supposed to be soft earth as debasing as it is powerful. Its evils
ii. was really hard rock. I shouted to the are frequently denounced in the Old
; Bart, others not to come. The teacher got Testament, and its degrading effects ex-
es | down as I did, but the rest of the party posed. Wizards. abound in China, es-
er had to find another way round. At the pecially in West China, and they wield
||. i bottom of the rock was a bamboo grove. almost supreme influence. Some of their
: i The horse had fallen down some forty performances are most remarkable and
eS i feet and, crashing into the bamboos, had calculated to impress the people deeply |
ey | slid over them into the middle of what with their magic powers. Our mission- t
me \ was a perfect jungle. I stumbled over aries in Yunnan are in constant contact
aS Bl | the creepers in the gathering darkness with these necromancers, whose spell |
me i and almost despaired of finding the horse, must be broken before the Gospel can
ES Wt Bel and feared. to leave it till the morning make much progress. But the Gospel is I
a_i, because it would be attacked by wild mightier than wizardy, and even the |
So beasts. At last, guided by the jingle of wizards themselves sometimes surrender
1 the stirrups, I found the horse, like to its gracious power. The remarkable
Se me Abraham’s ram, caught in a thicket, un- address sent to our Conference by the
i Nee y! able to move. I managed to liberate it, Nosu Christian Church annual assembly
— and, to our joy, it was unhurt. Some of was prepared by a converted wizard,
ot our party had found a house not far Titus An.*
it away; we made for the sound of their One night Mr. Evans took shelter in
4 Re voices and were glad to find shelter. The the home of a poor Nosu, where he found
| others were on the hill a long while after a wizard engaged in his performances. 5
aS Al dark, finding it impossible to descend. asc ruia hae ee eee rae eee ;
a ie Two or three had*to go ‘off with lights to’ 7 yet cemoachhis be. ee, (
ak |
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a ae ; «eee BORE es aM -° Hellas 4 \
CSS aM i j «ATS NEC IATOSS es ammeabadg erica ia ! * i ce aa : ;
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fil (es ee eae prea’ Pia OP eae ‘
Bile i te ee Lai 4 : we, AT gr a Ma ree |
qo Be Soe Tg ONT OR ps ae .
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fae eee os! yey cite, ae ees Ce A EM ag ae: aS ee Rate |
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7 i { ; The Chao Tong Chapel opening. Women’s side, 3 {Rev. H. Parsons.
c Bae t Left, with head on hand, Philip Yen’s mother,
; a H athe t Ae Right, with book, John Lee’s mether, j
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The owner ‘of the house was very weak, by means of a chain prayer. The after- i
suffering from an attack of dysentery. noons were spent in learning hymns and a
As usual, in any case of need, he called in lectures on. health and domestic | ;
in a wizard. Mr. Evans arrived in time hygiene. The favourite hymn this year i | J
to see him do his best. Mr. Evans says: was “What can wash away my sins.” |
“He was somewhat ashamed to be seen. Mrs. Evans gave short talks on children’s | /
at his work. He said: “You laugh at me complaints and how to treat them. Tlie ee
for doing this?” I said, “No, I do not women were most grateful for this in- i |
laugh at you; I am sorry for you.” He struction, and many. babies enjoyed a Ba
prepared a quantity of the paper money new experience in the luxury of a Lath. ee
used in worship, several sticks of incense, “One afternoon,” says Mrs. Evans, “I i Hi
and a basin of hot water. Then lighting impressed upon them their great respon- moo
a stick or two of the incense he wrote sibility in training their children for — 9) | g
; a charm with them over the water. He = God. I felt this to be specially necessary i no
f next took a mouthful of the charmed because among Nosu women each child BA
| . water and squirted it over the sick man, has its nurse, and she has more to do 1 | ?
commanding the devil ‘to be gone. with the child than its mother. One has i} Nae
Having done this several times, he took only to listen to these nurses to know ih
, the paper money, and waving it all what a baneful influence they exert upon 4 |
around his patient muttered other the child.” : | i)
charms. Then the paper and incense Mrs. Evans is impressed with the fine i] Hy &
were carried outside and burnt. The sick type of some of these Nosu women. She 1}! | 8
man was then given some more of his speaks of them as “grand women” and i ae
medicine, and was assured he would soon believes that they will supply some of the a:
be better. . . I had tea with that best elements of spiritual strength to the ni .
wizard, but he would not stay for the Nosu Church. Our readers will pray that i 1
night. Before retiring’ we were able to Mrs. Evans may be greatly blessed in her : | Bag
| give the sufferer some relief, and he was work among them. i ae
5 most grateful because he was required tO prope Sears tae aaa gee teen a ite
take only a spoonful of medicine the taste a eae, a Lees (oe ay il
| of which was very comforting compared oO eS ae ae a | i
with the vile stuff he had taken. The next » = an ekif Cy Eh ei Gee "\ eed i | i et
| morning he was considerably better; we |pigreaumed Se vy Sel NY i a
| left more medicine and received his Pos a - — fo ase i} ee Hi |
| warmest thanks, for he had been nigh [RRRQRSM 3”. vate a Sh ‘et 3 a {
pte : ay et |
Nosu Mrs. Evars recently con- (agaeey He NE Na nn Be | |
| Christian ducted a ‘en days’ Bible (iii Gp ae a nn | l
Women. School for women at Uni- [Rm —<— Lo BR Oe pe ta |
\ versal Spring, the head- se WY fe 2 : 1 ie
| quarters of the Nosu work. The attend- Rien eg y Pre inca te §
‘ ance was remarkably good. Many of the |B I je a aaa q ) i |
women travelled two or three days’ me er ah oe | i I
| journey, brought food sufficient for the Gare ee ey aha Ae
ten days and a number of servants to A SNE Si ey lg
| care for their children. “It was an in- Me 7 cr ee =" | it f
teresting sight,” says Mrs. Evans, “to [4 i, oo. im. ie Oa ay I l
watch the arrivals, announced by the aaa ee ee on : a
jingling of the bells of the horses, and —y 3 KIO Ea Mf Cain I | 1}
! to see frequently a lady dressed in very Ba — By aN ies i if ti
gay colours attended by servants and [eeeeseey , eat | ; ae eee |
children,” The morning of each day was bes as A Ee be eae ee a if
i devoted to the study of St. John’s Gospel, aan a ee a eee ; A d
which the women had been reading in Bag ip eeMiemOct 2 tet. | ||
preparation for many months previously. Gas ee ae Be
Lt After two hours employed in exposition, ee ee ee ia
the women were taught to pray in public & Nosu Woman and ber Son, [Rev. H. Parsons. ~* | 4
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Ber a ° aa Se eae Sere SE ENTE ne on ae sss
Pil
a Ww © : sits By.
a) hat Missionaries H. E. Dr. V. K. WELLINGTON |
iy bs ‘ e KOO, Washington, Chinese
ae | have done for China. Minister to the U.S.A.
ie | :
iy f (We cannot better commend the “ Missionary Review of the World,” under its new
qi t constitution than by taking the liberty of quoting this valuable testimony from a
. | ’ 4 recent issue.—Ep,)
yy N the first place, China owes a great In the second place, the missionary, as a
q | deal, to the foreign missionaries for -a doctor, has rendered no less service to
lee) Poe the introduction of Modern Educa- China than as an educator. ‘The mis-
fot | Bo | tion. © Not only through their transla- sionary hospitals and ‘dispensaries, num- it
i hod tion of books of modern science, but also bering nearly four hundred, are not only
fal through their personal efforts in teach- places of comfort for the suffering, but “a
ee i Rs Be | ing modern«science and arts, and in es- also serve as centres from which the
|| ‘ tablishing modern schools and colleges, light of modern medical science radiates
=o | missionaries have awakened an interest’ through the length and breadth of hi
Sy - | on the part of-the Chinese masses in the China. f
4 Rt importance and value of education. The Then the missionary as a moral and
aS I present widespread educational move- réligious teacher and as a social reformer
mi ment in ete is See a eee has been a distinct force to China. No
SS i pe ERY Uae eee tone tO; ee num © one can tell how many miserable lives r
ime S| efforts begun half a century ago by h
I : ah : SOR ave been made happy, and how many
ue ii) pioneer. missionaries of the Christian fieiete dere h b b HEE
: ie se Be Church in China. The efficiency of mis- oe a oot Roce Na PL ees
i eect sionary institutions in training men of See the light. any epoch-making re-
ie fe discipline and character is a fact gener- forms, such as the suppression of opium
a Ba | _ ally admitted. Indeed, many of the mis- 2nd abolition of foot-binding, have been
S iW A sionary schools and colleges are recog- brought about with no little support from
i f nized as among the best of our educa- the workers in the Christian Church of ; |
i me tional institutions. x -China. |
eNO I hold mission- ‘
< Bee, oe ee tag a ary work in high
: i i i : fe ee We Ee ey ae ; aL. ee fF regard, as do |
a pF omany of my fee
Cie |] ON. gas Ge Se ae) low - countrymen.
ai ae i= oe eee ee The Christian
eit a ne A as a ©) «Church has not
ie A Be pees ole (eee ae ee only rendered
ei ee ae ee Ae. Bn weet giaee | & Chri stian doc-
s ae ee A Ba a a trines, but she has h
<—e t ie AM ie te he i OR eee «(by her various
ma i ul: ‘jie iin | eS ee activities contribu- |
a — a!) gt oe:
Se t (on | ae ro Yd ‘¢ ee j ted to the modern- ‘
el ee ef countrys and un-
oe ee ee cer the new re. |
We hf a. Lo! no gime of republic-
OG) \eah ee Ee oS 4 '] (2 anism, Christian-
} ; ‘ ns : 5 5: ; a oe bi eae . 2 ;
bt As L, a aro a feet =. a Beh teh ee! ity, too, is bound |
ca | es. a. i | oe to make even |
i ! i } Mr,and Mrs, H,S. Redfern. Qunrignt Mrs, Redfern’s tather, ‘ in China than she
i Be ee ae Fe Sores raed Cairne tacctoasey sete _ has in the past.
f cy “ (A wireless message has been received that the Miyazaka Mart passed i
TW ds { Dakar, and signalled all well. The Redferns are expected to reach '
‘ ic { i} Heh f , Ningpo early this month. May they be guarded.) See p. 5, Jan.
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(Itineratin$g). Rev. H. PARSONS. i,
| E_ spent two months in Ko-Pu expect them to contribute toward the aif.
W land (pronounced Go-Poo). They education of other people’s bairns was to ii |
| were interesting days. We were expect great things. The experiment, ||
| privileged to see some history in the however, more than fulfilled our hopes, i i
| making. Here are a few outlines of some and, further, aroused an interest in school = f i
| of our experiences; they need the work which had not been shown before. | 14
imagination to clothe them in flesh and The contributing families now feel a per- aL oe
blood, and make them live. sonal, where formerly only an abstract, i i 8
(1) We held a series of harvest festival interest was shown. i i
, services at which the . gifts of corn (4) Greater liberality for 1917. We ay q
weighed more than five tons. These offer- qicussed the situation of the schools in iH |
| -ings will be used for food for Miao ylation to the financial stringency obtain- Mls |
preachers, considerably reducing the ing in England, We pointed out that H i
grant from England. though the people had responded finely mt
r _ (2). One thousand two hundred persons during the past twelve months to the i eS
gathered for the Christmas festivities. appeal toward self-support, more was aay
t This was an unusual sight. For genera-'’ goci-eq of them for the New Year. We i i
tions the aboriginals have not dared to explained that the cost of running a VW ih mf
journey farther from home than the school was 90 dollars, and boldly asked | j
nearest markets. On this time Ko-Pu them for the whole. Hitherto the Ko Pu me | +
came from villages distant one, two, and had contributed about one half. After i B
even three days’ journey, a fine exhibition Soié consultation no less than “ern i ! ie
Ee of the breaking down of old barriers of centres agreed to meet the total cost,— by ,
Ls fear and enmity. Peis and within a very few minutes promises i hd
r Eight schools massed for examination, ¢¢ nearly 800 dollars were received. The ae
| drill, and’ sports. The prize-banner, for x9 py are, almost from the commence- Aid se
excellence in school work, was awarded ment, learning to. practise self-support. 1 i 4
to the boys from Mountains of the Lower- Experience teaches us that the greatest i Hi j
ing: Clouds village, whichis abused by {iberality comes from the poorest villages. i NU]
| Miao, No Su, Ko-Pu and Chinese. Fat Ty. poorer. the people. the better the i A} |
pork and maize food were enjoyed by all civing, I sometimes wonder if we ought | |
and sundry at a penny a head. At night to receive some of the contributions—see- ‘ | ay |
the people crowded the chapel listening ing that it actually means that much food vier |
| intently and reverently to the story of jess for the parents and children during , ae i
Divine Love and Bethlehem. Hundreds i, coming months me We
h of eyes gazed with the greatest of interest Nae. ee : ee
on the slides thrown upon the screen. (5) Progress in chapel building. Nine a 1 A
be The Ko Pu are beginning to catch some fresh sites for new chapels were oe t | ait
Pe faint glimmering of a light from the . Teacher, where shall we build: You Ba) i.
hitherto Great Unknown. Christ is indicate the most suitable spot, and we HE ae
f coming to Earth again—coming now to Will erect the chapel.” This was the i a 4
reign. Many of the people returning to request in village after village. Most of | i
- their homes, carried with them a sense of these buildings are to be put up at once ea hs
Christian unity and the possibility of im- —the cost being met entirely by the | ii
provemént undreamed-of before. aboriginals. When these chapels are com- ik i
(3) Liberalit teGrapd a ipbortc vot pleted, the Ko Pu’ will possess nearly Pe
Ss y, Ee euee three dozen sanctuaries—an average of a at i
chools. Nearly 700 families responded : a Ts
ie Beata (ere DRIREA Gall } mew one every month for the past three BAL
Pao one omar aC) years. And no debt remaining on any. BO a
toward the expenses of the day schools eer e s y aa ( A
among the Ko Pu. Many families have (6) The No Su coming. For some time ce a
had no boys or girls at school, and to past there has been the. promise of -an il
r TAKE poe AGIA. dais GEMS CR GU extension of work among one hundred fi iq
M6 RR Oe Te Story of this village, isi’ page families of this tribe in the Tong Chuan nt HY
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s | Eight Weeks’ ‘“‘ Ko-ing”
fi Circuit. Not until a few days
j before Christmas were we able putea: Pee} ee cae f
a | \ to respond to the invitation to |. i aN sy. t i
visit them.. We went, we saw, 4] {
| and were again greatly im- iam ro ‘Bi Ts lle
pressed at the greatness of the Se a es ia Py tog |
ie bi i opportunity opening before us = i A \y, fe 9, oe ;
‘ | everywhere. A site for a chapel i? ya it ps uf i 49) fee
iy es “ was selected, deacons appointed, Gi tigre C= Me WIZ SL) & 8 |
ees ea and a commefhcement of work ye, Uy ) ers. on) fi iy em
a made. The U.M. Church has, =993 Vigaewee iY a A dad hick mt. Ry,
a as the result of this visit, 500 gaye: Ba ime Was By re Mf a VW ce
||) additional “enquirers,” and the [/ 4% wy io ey an AN Bt V4 [ZAR 7 i Bp
bee || | responsibility of anwering their ena e Jae ees Piel al lame Lt re
SS i | enquiries. Es Vhs a eG / i a Ninety. vy \
ce (7) More No Su inviting. Al- ee OS Sg rip EE ae
Sl most in spite of ourselves, the [Oe a ee a Gat ee Mane Bes i |
1 work grows. One aboriginal (gta | eee po inte Te ee pS i
Sf tells another; men meet on the [asm © pe Be mt loa ae, = a eo
ai market, and the news of such [ae A ‘| | syle *
| and such a person or village jy PAY Ws fea :
| having “entered the Church” "~~ oe i) ><
— | passes from lip to lip. Further 7s Wie iF Ul UES rN
| enquiry is made, and is fre 4 7 9 ee | a 2
=e quently followed by an invita- | “3% ¢ Teer Rast Nee fk
| | tion to the teacher to visit other : a Pee vary ae ya
ee i centres. Thus it was in Decem- ie ile re
GN | ber. Whilst among some No Su. * 90 yrs a gto gl ee ee ead
mi} at High Eagle's Beak, I re. ee@ eect ee ee “al
I ceived a message from the head = Ko-p'u Girls, (Rev. H. Parsons.
ee iH | man of a number of No Su ina
ae district hitherto unvisited by us, say- thundering at the door of our Church,
oe II a | ing: “Come over, stay with, and teach and I wonder if we are really sufficient
a us. We are tready to be enrolled for these things. ~
SoS 1 “+ ' 2
: x it : 4 ae oe Te See The coming of these tribesmen brings
| Le 1 : ECS i ) fresh problems to be solved, new
ed | ; Beg ea ane ste Mia pr Re ine languages to be mastered (I am convinced
i oe jas made to” visit them very, that our best work will only be done —
Sit | SHOERY when we can talk to each tribe in its own
a (8) One tribe brings another. First tongue); new translations of hymns and
ee came the Miao, then the, No Su, after Scripture portions; new schools to be }
5 1 i | Bie that, ‘the Ko Pu, and now there is the conducted; teachers trained; societies .
Se | a Chong Cha tribe. These are described organized, and congregations taught. All’ p
SH es as neither Miao nor No Su, but a distinct this, waiting for somebody’s service, and
ute p< people with théir own tribal customs, somebody's gold. 5
a } language and-‘dress.. These people also g 4 ; .
ae | ba ah He an invitation in Delenhen Se 0) A se eae A anol ro Tl a
/ ~~ we will come, they will destroy their idols B iotiak oi fe es d bie
Oe and learn to be Jesus men.” (Though they eure ee Ab ae enon Pe ee hes j |
aim do not know what being Jesus men really i aS oe ene RES BUSY CERES)
AB means, except that it is the opposite of a Se Or ey Meer i phe Gakiee
ve | idol-worship, wine drinking, etc.). ys h on : ca ep es earns |
i | ee I trust to see some bonfires of Chong Pape TG ne ere eee Ue
ae | | P| Oia adele ah i ‘ 8 City of God. Some effort was made to |
Whial) fof a idols in the early spring. translate her vision into actuality. For
ii oe As J sit and write these notes, I think a while she remained in residence in the
ce | be} of all the immense possibilities which are town, but eventually was obliged to ~°
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leave. ‘That was a quarter of a century may pass before much progress be seen. i |
: bree was : : sales 5 A
F ago. Now we are in Hstin Tien again. One half the city is Mohammedan—our Hd
The city lies almost on the main road, stakes are actually and literally being Ao
traversed by all our missionaries to and driven in next door to the mosque. Hi
a2. : ¢ Tp ce : ” 4 f \J
from their stations and the capital of The name of “Norman, of Cardiff, nif
the province. And, further, it is central will ever be associated with Hsiin Tien. i} Wa
| ale 6 i % < e ay WW
for most of the Ko Pu work which, during His gift of £25 has been consecrated to mg
the past four years has been thrust upon the purchase of a house and ground. And a i
us. So we must go to Hsiin Tien. The so we have now a “Norman Memorial.” ||
| magistrates and gentry said, “You shall We wait for yet another ; who Norman- i ie
7 . . . i we
not come in.” By the use of threat and hearted, will presently send his (or her) i ee
i much pressure one desirable spot after £25 or £30, to enable us to “complete” i oom
. . . at A) ‘
: another was withheld from us. But we the erection of a chapel so happily ai
. . . Ei es -)
said, ““We must get in, and, God helping commenced. . ak
¥ . : 3 : an £
$ us, we will get in. And, by His help, mAh
i we are in.” “Hsiin Tien... 1916!” And so, “Ko-ing” in the Old Year, a
—mark the date, and let us praise God we saw the Father’s Hand wondrously — - iH ee
! for answered prayers and help yvouch-. working, opening doors enlarging hearts, mit
i safed. We are in the city, now let us sweeping away barriers, and beckoning Hy
: i s : : ‘ han {i
’ pray that speedily we may, or rather, His wandering children home—the Miao, i i i
that Jesus as Saviour, King and Friend, the No Su, the Chinese, the Ko Pu, the liye
may find His way into the people’s hearts. ' Chong Cha, the Mohammedans. What ie iq i
. . . aM f
It will be difficult work, and long years shall the New Year bring? : bi | ) Be
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bg ee PE oeh qa AQ. (ek Ee - - me Aaa ewe y ; a fat Hy
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a) A Story of Cent Rev. J. PROUDFOOT. :
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le : America. (Concluded). losed_ their eyes. They a i
4 | : clo a
q { N one occasion, the chief of oF speaking, and marvelled Scat
at ' mE . - ( °
| Indians, Juan by name, fesse to man talking with his Nee x fhe desk
| { i : i aster Henry Jess ’ da they surrounde we
| EF panied his ma », n, each farmer Next day, r, and saw Mr. Christie,
2 Ree, Cae acon eee eet eee Brat iccionaiy, 4 if ; severa : at ; ” ;
] returned home eee r, Juan, they sur- BUECCESOE. LO “box.” The’ said “box
i d under their leader, me d “ striking”: a : : d the instru-
Bit a ea the house of the village lea a was an American organ, Beeea triking ©
mie | nde indows o to Christie’s “ strilk
ai aa rou ver the windo ded to Chri
| | | deeeern ehey aes what the inmates Gee ene strange and sweet sounds.
SS foe his house, watchi a d y emi ‘ lt down, as
lei Ge hey adorne also kne 3 r
me | ; They saw Jesse, is The congregation rennet :
ee | Ey were doing. : lothing: call his roam d he spoke with ey
ie suit of clothing, did Christie, an in his house.
1a | in a different 1 d get out d done in his
ae r, and g sse ha
2 a) me) fs ildren toget 1€L, closed, as Je :
oe wife and ch ns read a ’ to Indian eyes.
SS \ : One of his so st marvellous to re
el a large ae all knelt down and Most ma At the close of me a d
ae ed an : Indians ga
ie portion = vice, the In .
os boy [ore aE ReneS Ce I ees ‘ together and Sota
oh i ee . 4 what they had seen, an .
S f - t * =
! - } a | ee < 4 ei. { d ted Juan to inter. |
5 be | | t ; ee ye ; j epu i d the }
hE CE Ee Wea Dain _ pret as they enquire -
— be Bee. eae | meaning of these ee
Se } oe : ; Rewrite Et hoes i ; =
ca . ve Se a sae Oks - teries. The various lea a
a I Ro ae ers received them, oe |
2) ae ee. a ee os |
eo) Pe » SSS ee tage eS. iries. by giving the o
i | eae : A See quirie M |
a Rec eet pss at ee Bae eee ; i 3 f the settle-
a hoy ee . eR ae ae | the history o 3 that |
ao bap Soe Powers” nt, and especially
ESO Kero aR ran Ra te : | ment, : of |
a | pi eo} ra of the Ea |
a hf Re kes ASS bee Se bh ; ; RARE eir |
BSS 4 | i a ae ee \ Christianity. All mae |
min | [ee tS ee _ wealth, and comfort, z
ES | ea ee cy ep orderliness, they oe |
mel Le. i = , | plained, had come
Ss fee faye : through their pe
oe) | | ; Be ata 4 : eter’ f ‘ a
ae i bs } Be | é hs ai s » ale ier aE ‘God, and they
| I by Psy at! si "al eRe PS g ] to be |
| : : es fo 23 ea : Cee meas taken His aws hi |
a | theirs. The Indian de- |
ie all i Bel i : i a Sa fee i pr a tion returned to their
<< I s buco tis eet esa puta : d after a }
2S || pes Oa i i ee ay ae ane ee Ree e companions, an so 7 )
eee | Boe ‘ hart hee ft cee 1 See 2 Re uss10 a
Se t es eee in gee ers Br )\ lee ie " 5 he Ea ported as follo : ee |
a es Catia nee oe “We have heard w
Ce : gage ee ae pales 2 Bee a B gas ieee said, and now
NW ae CO Peak ey ee . Aaa you Ape Gad
HH ; ; Bereta Na eae SSPE Ses Rapa Se if cling thts Sno know that you
i / PMB Case sn MA EG ee A aR ERIE ae ease fe Id us
ni fo Fe See PAPO Ss pea) Ae fame Ck ask ce ean people. You have to h
Pe eee pokes 28 cae f BR ne Neca) 2 SN PSUS Eea : i
i oa a i oad Le ee. how you become ek
cme | | — rea eh sare oer Mand know how to ak \
ae i ee 5 ey ae aa, eas cera d write letters li xe H
eed | Retin sg Aa nr na tees Beas Seieepn Sau eee an d
Vt i fg aR Bsc d tee ae. ON TU sae Oe ok om ES hite people You di
is eH x ; eS ARES SORE Se tee ee. . ate a Resa aie oe le this for }
i i: ooN. fae ds ae Seer el oe g not find out all d .the
\ Hs yoo ee PERE eke “a ib yourselves, US De '
Wt ea pea TS a ae pis a eee re eee EEE : eated from last
Ps } i 4 bbc Ne | Pima 8 - ; * agraph is rep
coe || | Bcd. # t a Chimney [Rer Rev. Walter Hall. Rontciterniee the next. |
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A Story of Central America {|
people who told you did not sell their boards, scantling, nails, etc, and carried | | \
words. We have worked for you, and them to the Settlement, and built a Oe
you have given us food and money, small chapel there. My first visit seemed Ay
but you have kept back from us the to take me into the days of the Noble I | y
words which showed you how to be- Red Man of Fenimore Cooper’s tales, ff
come wise and good. You do not love The Indians came with painted. faces, i) \/
us, and we refuse to work any longer and in most fantastic garb, and listened . ri
for you, and to-morrow, we will go back stolidly to my talk. Then they dis- a
to Warri Biarri.” cussed it among themselves, and asked || oe
This declaration opened the eyes of for explanations of points they did not ae
the leaders. “Freely ye have received, understand, or of doctrines with which Alt
| freely give” had been no part of their they did not agree. We taught them i i eal:
religion, which was rather of the Old the Lord’s Prayer, but they frankly re- wo |
than the New Testament character. fused to accept the doctrine of forgive- ni i
Now they at once grasped the great ness of enemies. The best way was to Ht 4
b Christian principle, and without any shoot them, they said. Nor could they a
reservation, they blamed themselves for quite see the good of the doctrine even ae
not having passed on to the Indians the in the relationship between them and i HS
great blessing that had come in such their Father in Heaven. The idea was nd
a marvellous manner to themselves. quite new to them; they had no equiva- a
They were people of action, and soon Tent in their language for our word i ivg
had a good working plan ready. The-~ “forgiveness,” and in their version of. i Li
church was divided into mission parties, the Lord’s Prayer, the great petition, ee ', -
| each consisting of two men, their wives _ literally translated, ran, “When we do vil > &
| or sisters, and a third woman. It was bad things, do not be angry, but forget ii.
arranged that once every two weeks a them; and we will do the same to | ot
party should visit the Indian settlement those who are bad to us.” Hh | ee
| up the Warri Biarri River, and teach The cost of this mission was entirely aa
| the people the Gospel. This being borne by the Old Bank Church, whose i
d arranged, the Indians were satisfied, and members cleared a large piece of virgin |
| the strike was over. forest near Old Bank, and cultivated a :
For several years this arrangement bananas thereon, ~All labour on the Bike 8
| worked enthusiastically and with great farm was given free, and the income A I
success. Each visit involved a thirty must have been considerable, for the ae | #5
miles’ sail (or row) across the Lagoon, annual cost of the mission sometimes me |
then a tedious and arduous journey of exceeded 4100. One Indian widow be- I ve
| fifteen miles up the river. Time was longing to the Settlement also gave her wa | 1
| not of such great importance then as husband’s farm to the mission, and ie 1
| it is in England to-day, and the visiting this was cultivated by the Indians; so Pi (ll i
Mission Bands were always much larger that the work was carried on at no cost a We |
| than the original plan of five. I have to the English Mission Board. : HI aA g
sometimes headed quite a small fleet of Just before I left Central America, Fe ie
canoes to visit the Settlement. the Mission Band returned one day with I a
‘ I am not altogether correct in writing bad news. An outbreak of smallpox Hi a
i about the “Settlement,” as in the early had caused so many deaths that the few ff a
days it was really a rendezvous. The remaining Indians had fled into’ the i ‘ 17
Indians were nomadic, and on leaving forest, no one knew whither. Thus ended, ae ‘
them to-return to Old Bank, cords with for a time at least, its history. Since a a | %
fourteen knots on them were distri-. then I have heard nothing about it, as | i i
buted among the Indians, who then I was sent to Sierra Leone in 1896, ie
‘scattered in various directions. Each and the whole Chiriqui Lagoon work — . f)/ H
day a knot was cut off, and when only has been taken over by the Methodist | iH
| two or three remained, they started for Episcopal Church of America. The good wit ry
the rendezvous. Later on, the Indians. and willing work done has always been i { i
built huts there, and eventually formed a very pleasing memory to me, and the Be a ee
a small town, to which I refer when story of its inception, as told now, has | i\
writing of a “ Settlement.” a lesson to which we at home would aig
: ' The Old Bank Church purchased do well to take heed. i Hy ;
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sl Noteworthy Helpers. | (
7 ‘a
= } 169, 170, 171, The Misses Elsie, Connie and Zs. d, |
a I | Muriel Colclough, Bethesda, Hanley. 1908 a ie 8 8 0 |
| i fi . THESE estimable young ladies are daugh- aan oe ay fee i H |
oe q tof ters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles, Colclough, 1911 meee ay oy BH 6 i
f bo who in turn have the high heritage of Joseph 1912 Ee Renae CA 217 0 |
nd | hot Colclough and Alfred Henry Beard, both of ; Gy Re 1a
hes | eats Sy , 1913 210 0
P : | sainted memory at Bethesda. 1914 hs ae Fes 310 6 }
a |) i It is small wonder that all three are loyal 1915 a i ys 29 0
cea | L het daughters of the United Methodist Church, 7
EI s 1916 Rah cineca eo LOn6
z 4 ee in labours abundant for Church and School. }
Bec] As bairns, they were encouraged. to collect opaerS ag
ae Heo. | for our Missionary Society, and have con-
Si 14 ' tinued up to the present. Elsie is one of our —Per Rev. F./J. Wharton f
; A fy Juvenile Society secretaries—reticent in iia ten ; i
a i Pot speech, but thorough and inventive in EPILOGUE. |
— ro Peee nization.) bite; Haves considera These are the last Noieworthies that will |
i He | musical gifts, which they consecrate to every appear, to our regret; but the decision was |
= i ; oe good cause. The undermentioned sum has aqnounced in June last, and in face of the
mie | been gathered in weekly subscriptions. greatly-increased (proportionate) cost of the |
mim Every good wish to our young friends, whose _cyo we must adhere to it. It has taken
Se be zeal and interest remain undiminished. eM Ty CTO ae Raa aionin alan Obi aeehoen |
fic) I ia ee , H s. d. a high felicity thus to record the patient and |
|. 1898 tens os ae 115 0 brilliant work of so many of our people, : |
33 Nit Phe | 1899 os 2 nes 210 0 some young and some—older. The series
“Sa ee 1900 sas Ss a 215° 0 has been continued through nearly six |
= 1901 ae ae ea 115 0 years, the first appearing in March, 1910. Ree
me | fo Bae 1902 ee ie Se 2 5 0 We might have gone.on six years more.
wi | * 1903 ey he i 3.0.0 Fortunate the Church that has such a |
mae 1904 meets ickn ahaa ie kon sO galaxy of faithful toilers! «
ae 14 1905 Bo Sie sis Beolne 0, “Now stand we at the top of happy
it L TOG ve A EO hours.”
cee rie 1907 AEN tah Bebe Tees:
Sa |
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aie
i) : |
on HH aes } i
Th | ! a Vi. i. ~~ \
ee a} Bilis as aes ee :
eb , ee
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f { ie - : = ae f NS hy
| i i eo : The Misses Colclough, Bethesda, Hanley, } 1
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| The Svowdrop's Bookland. fl fi
“ Tesus Christ and the World’s Religions.” :
| Messaége. By William Paton, M.A. | United i | 48
Council for Missionary Education, | "
(A Parable for -Missionaries. ) 1916. Sevenpence. net. : nt
“This little book is intended for those FT } A
1 who desire a brief statement of the prin- A L/ i
ie O grace too great to understand ; cipal features of the non-Christian reli- Big
| Whipped, yet, by the snow-wind’s stroke, = gions,” and the successive chapters deal nig
with Mohammedans, India, China, and i iia
| On a stark fleid, in a lone land Japan, concluding with a chapter show- i i
| Snowdrops woke ! ing that Christianity is the universal |)
religion. ‘For Christianity, then, it is Fi i
all or nothing. The only safe task for rl Ue
How long, through all the wintry wood, the Christian Church to undertake is the > © : ) &
by Trees were bare and flowers were not! task that seems impossible.” |)
\ pas hourhgod A most. helpful treatise, and the ii Voog
Now, In Spring’s soft neighbourhood, author, well known in connection with ee
| Whispered—what ? : the Student Volunteer Movement, com- | ee
| mends “The World and the Gospel” as | og
: a suitable book for further study. (See ol ie
i& Hard, yet, the ground ; but silver-soft our review page in January issue, p. 12.) } iy &
| Rose the flowers, like souls from. sin. The International Review of Missions. al Se
Despair and Hope had striven, how oft ! _ We referred last month to the deeply- i
interesting prospects in the January i Sits
| Hope would win. ‘number. The Editor’s survey of . 1916 rit
| occupies 61 pages. “The Realities of ‘ i | oe
| -shall not resist Missionary Life” is all that it promised : 3 eee
| ror herder bee to be. ‘The God that must be Christ Hi va
* Sun and seed’s co-operant power, Jesus” is the’ first of four articles show- Bi ‘| 2
| Bringing forth, through frost and mist, ing the necessary teaching in the Mis- _ Bh te
sionary Colleges when there is contact Hi x
Leaf and flower. of Hindu and Christian students. Dr. f es
Arthur Judson Brown gives a long and a i ‘i
Fear not grim Winter’s iron hand ! careful article on “Japanese national- ae ee
! ism,” Dr. Adriani writes on, “ Spiritual ay
Did ever Spring her promise break ? currents among the Javanese,” and the i l iB
land Editor deals with “The question of a ie P|
| On a eee Conscience-clause in India.” One of the : ‘ it oe
Snowdrops wake ! most useful and ‘suggestive articles is ‘ |
5 t that by Mrs.-Platt on ‘“‘The place of the oi ig
| --§. GERTRUDE FORD. home in the work of Foreign Missions.” a Ne as
gees Committees will feel the truth of it when i ie
¥ i ‘ she says: “There seems to be a failure © Ai ei
( se on the part of home boards, and a large ine a Ae
\ : number of missionaries—even of mis- eta
i j PR sionary wives: themselves—to realize the ait
_. COMPETITION.—A copy of “Mary unique position which the missionary a i
| Slessor of Calabar,” will be given for home occupies as a distinctive agency.” Ll Sl
_ the best paper (in 500 words) on _And the tone and trend of the article, een YG 1
i “How to spoil a Missionary meeting.” will be seen by the following: “The Tl 1
j Competitors must thoroughly enter into specific work of the married woman on tk ‘
the humour of the thing. If we find the mission-field is, by life and lip, by aii |
i them transgressing into the sphere of pattern and precept, that of setting forth = a ;
a “how to make them effective,” they will before her sisters the ideal of Christian - Bae
yO be disqualified. Papers to be received by wifehood and motherhood.” We like the — f 4 i Wo
he the Editor on or before March 15th. term “sisters” in this association. a
} Award in May. i ES ee a i
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- || Gi “WOMENS AlMxaisiADye 12
|| } . iA edd Pen ey ina meee aera era cea emer 1 {
: | as By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
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moe lt ANOTHER NEW CHURCH. Hicks says: “Our work is very hard,
: 1 Bec HE Rev. C. E. Hicks has sent but I think there is some real response,
mes i } of dG home a most interesting account and much patience is required.”
: . - 4 of the opening of the new chapel He also makes an interesting refer- sa 8
i fo] at Tong Chuan, and Mrs. Hicks has ence to Mr. Kiu, the man mentioned in |
Sl I 4 kindly forwarded it. the description of the chapel opening as |
aie || I am also able to present a story which having recently returned from America.
‘ _ fe = was written by .Mrs. Eddon, of Wu . September 24th.—‘To-day has been a
a 4 Ting Fu. Such stories and events are noteworthy day.. Mr. Kiu gave a |
: Peds | like gleams of light thrown across the © special address to our members-on “ Roll
Se tr darkness of these bewildering days. It away the Stone.” He spoke of the
ae | is good indeed to turn from the accounts hindrances to Church growth and _ in-
ao | | of war and bloodshed to the records of — fluence, such as law suits, quarrelling in
mei | Christian work among superstitious and homes, cursing on the streets, envies,
= | fi idolatrous peoples, and to call to mind etc. The people were greatly moved.
an oo that “peace hath her victories no less Naing jah-chi (a young evangelist
ce. |. renowned than war.’’ We thank God _ trained in the school) “prayed with great |
ime |e for what we see and hear. The call emotion. There are people coming to <
— , | comes to us for thanksgiving and us from various quarters, and scattered |
os | ' prayer. What is in store for us in the as they are, our energies will be greatly
ee | es | year that lies before us we cannot ‘tell. taxed in shepherding them. I preached
mee ee ’ Every year is a year of surprises. Let immediately after Mr. Kiu, and had by
mei Ha us resolve that this year shall be one of an interesting coincidence, the cleansing |
2S iH Be | prayer and effort on behalf of the Church of the temple as my text, and spoke of |
a pe and the, Kingdom of God. the temple which is the Church, the
S| I speak to those whose hearts are in temple which is the home, and the temple
mee | ‘ sympathy with the spirit and aims of which is the inward self.”
meee Jesus Christ. His word is the guarantee |
= j of our success. ‘My word Shall not The Account ef the Chapel
e | Pod return unto me void, but it shall accom- Opening at Tong Chuan.
ig | plish that which I please, and it’ shall By Rev. C. E. HICKS.
ee i : | '-. prosper in the thing to which I sent it.” We had a great day on Wednesday, ?
MH 18 Welcome New Year! with all your September 6th, at the chapel opening. (
Hi be opportunity for service. And from We began with a prayer-meeting in the }
Ki | i | beginning to end, or for as much of it old chapel at 7 in the morning. At noon
| i f; as we are permitted to see, may the we gathered in the old chapel again, and
eee realization of the promise be ours. ‘‘My after singing a hymn, formed a proces-
He | Presence shall go with Thee, and I will. sion and walked down the street to the |
Smt give thee rest.” gate of the new building. This was |
i) fae Mrs. Hicks writes that Rev. F. J. opened by Mr..Evans. In the yard we \
ee Dymond. on leaving Chao Tong, pro- sang a hymn, read a Psalm, and then i}
at aT ceeded to Haiphong to meet the Rev! Mr. Jen (an old evangelist), on the 4
bh 1a F.C. Craddeck and Miss Lewis. women’s side, and Mr. Dymond, on the }
Ky Reckoning three weeks’ journey. to men’s side, opened the chapel in the \
a | Haiphong, and another three weeks for Name of God. It was an impressive >
— 1 the return journey, they have now ceremony, and Mrs. Ien did very well.
2 cI We 2 probably reached Chao Tong. Mr. We then’streamed into the chapel, and a
coer | ever -e ‘
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I played some musical selections while | three men have spent so much time over : | aon
the congregation seated itself. her and have actually taught her to read A
We sang hymns while we waited for a little. e yj
| the mandarins, for the officials and The other woman is Mrs. Han. She i | J
| gentry had been invited. is 34 years old; she has no children and i /
| Then commenced our service. her husband is 46 years of age. They i
| Mr. Dymond led. We opened with the live 24 English miles from Yang Hsin. BE
| hymn, “All hail the power of Jesu’s She knew nothing of Christianity until i i
Name!” It went, with a good swing. September of last year. She and Mrs. Be
Then a short prayer and a psalm. I Shih Feng Ming, the preacher’s wife, Gi i
then gave a short address indicative of were girls in the same village before i og
the purpose of our mission, and the faith both were married. In September, 1915, i iy a
for which we stand. Then Mr. Dymond Mrs. Han was at the place where Mrs. a Hes
read the list of donors, and after that I Shih lives—at a fair, I suppose—and Ou 4
offered the dedicatory prayer. After this called to see Mrs. Shih. They received A
| we had speeches from the chief magis- her very kindly, and spoke to her of the wi
trate, the head of the schools, the head doctrine, and finding she knew nothing BS
of the’ business houses of the city and about it, pressed her to stay over the iy
the head of the military. These were next day, Sunday, their worship day, and i}
followed by Mr. Kiu (formerly employed hear more. She agreed, although she A le |
by our mission as a school] teacher) who | had no idea what ‘a worship day” was. | I
| has recently returned from America. She learned’ a little at the service, and ie -
About 600 people sat down to the feast, Mr, Shih and his wife spent the, whole : i |: et
and the chapel was crowded in the even- evening in telling her more. She believed 4 ' oe
ing. Stephen Lee spoke, also Mr. Wang at once, and Mr. Shih said he felt that i Haka
| (No-su), a Miao evangelist, Mr. Hud- the Holy Spirit was influencing her. i 4 { iB r
speth and Mr. Evans. We had a-good He advised her to tell her husband and Ba
meeting, and were all very tired when it to try to lead him to Christ. He is now i a
" was over. a candidate for baptism. He also ad- ie se
| The Church is growing, and the training vised her to attend our Yang Hsin aE ES
| of the Christians is becoming more Chapel, where: Mr. Yin Yu Tien was - ie iB
exacting than ever. then the preacher. All ed ald ee ‘ i i if
| know until now, and in speaking of that BA ||
A Story from Wu Ting Fu. evening when she are heaed of Taste she Bi a
By Mrs. EDDON.* said, “I believed at once—it was as if Hi id :
At the women’s class in March we had something swelled up in my heart : life A | y
nineteen women for fourteen days. Some. has not been the same since; all has ~ Bi, |
were new, some had been before and been peace.” Bae |
| were at various stages in their knowledge She began at once to attend service ey
i of characters and doctrine, which made regularly at Yang Hsin, and in March | Hi ane
teaching much more difficult. Wedecided Mr, Yin recommended her to come to ~ Ri te
i therefore that the autumn class should be the women’s class here. She did not Ah Li i ¥
for those only who had not been before look intelligent, but the first day proved ni HE
( or had only been once. New women, that she was. In the time here she it a
: however, are ‘shy of coming alone and fearned to read the “First Steps”? and ; uM a
the harvest this year is late, especially as four pages of the Catechism, more than at h
cotton is grown in these parts, and that I have known any woman do in the time, i i Ki
is the last thing to be gathered; so only and she shewed great intelligence in ih | i
| two came, but there were three other understanding ‘the lessons and remem- 2
local women who wanted to come daily. bering the New Testament stories. She Mt Hh
I Of thesé two women one is from Nao then went back and continued her ea
| Ming Wu Chia. She only gave up her regular attendance at the chapel, and nit ' |
i idols last spring. Her husband and his after service each week the preacher, or a i
two brothers and her mother-in-law are some other member, helped her with the ria (|
all Christians, but she has only just been ¢atechism which portion she repeated all i a ‘Al
, persuaded. It is good to find that the _ the way home and during the week when Li i
CUDA M nen io’ (ead ion wereol oe grinding corn and doing other household | | /
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duties. In this way she has learned to Another we recall, who brought 4

t ae read the whole catechism and under- Her offering, a,mite so small,
| stands it wonderfully well. In the sum- Of whom Christ said, that she had given |
oa |i) mer Miss Armitt- applied for suitable More than they all.
| women willing to go to Chu Chia 'to be |
ea | ro trained as Bible wee and Mrs. Han yy, ministering ones! in their glad train,
- | one herself. ae Eddon, however, By grace inspired joyful we move ;
| hot thought it too early, so she has come Into His treasury we pour,

a | bo here again to this class and is working One aiits otal
4 | : gifts of love.
| hard and doing well. She hopes now to
ae 1 ee be baptized and next to go to Chu Chia : a |
Si fed to train as a Bible woman. I think our One motive pure SDE es tS all |
3 i Liverpool friends will like to know that _1is to fulfil our Lord’s command,
mal God has used Mr. Shih Feng Ming in The glorious gospel to declare, |
a | leading this woman to Jesus. Prayers In every land. A
Nee | in Liverpool reach China, as we well :
coy bot know. These native shores we may not leave ;
oe i ce : pany Sa The spirit knoweth no such bond,
a. In sending this encouraging story, the Jp earnest prayer doth oft traverse
=e eet Rey. C. F. Hill reminds us that Mr. Shih Regions beyond. |
a f Feng Ning is the native pastor whose |
ae | | € /
i St Somingo Church and School,” The Master whispers, “Inasmuch”; |
a | Ae Ee What holy joy it doth afford,
: Ne hoa | To know that we have ministered
Se i Women Missionaries: An Unto our Lord.
: a be Z ; Example. L. E. May Syson. |
ae | : Hucknall,
aie Into the United » Free Church _ the |
bee i as | United Presbyterians brought — thirty- *
Sih i eight women missionaries and 185 women |
fs an ret ponte and the Free Church brought Monthly Prayer Meeting.
Se Pe We 60 European missionaries and four Hymns: |
= q RI hundred native women agents, making, “Sometimes a light surprises.”
ae | on the women’s side of the work alone, 2 sacs . |
mei; a total missionary staff of 100 European Hark my soul it is the Lord.
ge at | workers, assisted by nearly six hundred “Oft in danger, oft in woe.” f
S| local agents. At Union these were put Sori pe ee oe le
ea | IS under a, new body, The Women’s SEE ae S BNai pate
| { Foreign Mission Committee, composed Prayer:' That our minds and _ hearts
Bees a 1 of some of the most gifted and conse- may not, be engrossed with thoughts of |
ae ( t crated minds of the Church. the war so as to make us less alert to :
a bol From ‘‘Mary Slessor.”’ opportunities for service that present 4
Sel il themselves, and less eager for the advent ;
itt hye We are pleased to print this tribute, of Christ’s glorious and universal reign. I
— | | a Py onereh out own: mere bers. _ Praise: For continued interest in |
ee || | 4 Our W.M.A. _ Missions and the persistencé of the
mia | Wuo of their substance ministered, . prayers and generally of the Church in
mee To our dear Lord, we count them blest, support of our own Denominational |
Cae Te The noble few who gladly gave, organization and the world-wide |
iy t | - To Him their best. machinery of the Kingdom of God.
Ra i
We H i i Since the war broke out—that is to say, since August, 1914—to the middle of :
yee Ae | ; October, 1916, the Bible Society has published the Gospel in no fewer than EIGHTEEN i
a || >. ; LANGUAGES, in which it has never been printed before.—The Bible in the World. |
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; eenly conscious of our limitations, we We hi i aS
and drive us constantly to God.”— § Wee. og
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The Fifth oe Wal:
: ev. ALFRED EVANS. |] |
Moon Festival. | ie
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HE morning of the Annual Festival whereupon the scholars assembled, and We if é
| 7 ‘at Stone Gateway, the 5th of the to the sound of cornets and drum, be- a eine ‘
| 5th moon, threatened disappoint- tween two and three hundred of them 4 Hl i
| ment to us all. It was raining in tor- marched off to meet the visitors. These Weil! +
rents, and continued so to rain until proved to be some thirty or so scholars . We
after the morning service. Had it not... eee Cw ee i | fe
| cleared up towards ‘the afternoon, what. 4 3) %=63) (2 300 oe
a crowd to be disappointed ! Oe oe foe Se Wel ls
Our first visitor for the great occasion ee
| ; had arrived a month since, determined to = eR
chief magistrate of the district. He had ee Ne eee i- He he
come three days’ journey from the city Rep 4 i v i
of Wei-ning, having promised his name- |43) 3” pi hit eg at Waa)
sake, Pastor Wang (Rev. W. H. Hud- Pescara aaa bony ate yas Fea) eee Fr ae sae ee i } iE
fi ee eee ake ek ah ent “dl i Hae Ls
| speth) that he would certainly come for [ig@iaai ae ai. | ah Bae) ae ‘A ay
the Fifth Moon Festival. He and some ee ee a ar be be eee nls a "a ie
| twenty or thirty attendants had come the (age ie ccl@i | Ch Wg || |) qi
three days’ journey, had been delayed on ae pe aa a ee a ii
the road by investigating the facts of a eae ere? 5 i ee eS
murder case, and after much exertion, [yeu a@ege@ge fle age ened a ni i
( increased by extreme curpulency, he had Be IE a ee a i TE a) Se We t
succeeded in climbing the Stone Gate- 99 9995-0 Acacias hoe ae ie
| way, and, panting vigorously, he was [| | 0 00gge ee |) | | |
| fanning himself in the presence of his ij gM(MMiess = (eg 9 g et
_famesake, on the evening of the 4th of 7 | 0 ooo ra
| ‘the 4th moon. He had come a month too [| ieee ee eee ||) || a
| soon! he had been caught in the coils of [7.7] ecg |) || 1p
| the “Yin Yang”: he should have come |) eo ack oa al Ht
| _ according to the Yin calendar (5th of : Se vee
the 5th moon), he had arrived according’ : ee : A et AL
; to the Yang calendar (5th of May). _ | é : Se a oe A at ‘
pe The majority of our visitors arrived ; eer af Hi ii rt
e on. earurday, the 8rd of the 5th moon. : ee at
: - Boys on the look-out notified their a Sales Mare pe TRA OBETD
__.__ roach by several blasts on the ene at Stone Gateway, 1916, ee il | { :
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b from a school three days away. We “having arrived within ten li (three miles) |
i on the hillside watched them exchange = of the school. These were Mr. A. G. |
3 | F courtesies. Then the newcomers were Nicholls and Mr. Porteous, of the C.I.M., |
= 14 escorted to the school in fine style, all the from Sah Pu Shan, twelve days away,
ae Pi local scholars preceding them with their the chief station of the C.I.M. tribal
4 ae | flags all a-flying, their drums and work in Yunnan. Ten years ago, when
4 be pe cornets waking the surrounding hills to even the £5 house was not in existence,
|W | f hilarious emulation, and the two schools Mr. Nicholls had visited Stone Gateway,
a % | competing one with the other in the fierce and had taken from thence several
| I jubilance of their song. So they arrived workers to assist him in commencing and :
rf a i. i : at the Stone Steps, at the top of which carrying on the tribal work to the north
ee] f ia the local scholars formed into two lines, of Yunnan fu. Ever since then he has
i ao and whilst they stood at salute the received helpers from Stone Gateway, |
nae ||) of visitors passed through their lines. A and right royally were he and his co-
= | ee are little nearer to the school buildings this worker welcomed by all the scholars, and |
ht a order was reversed. The visitors received by the Miao, E-pien and Chinese of the
~~ a the local scholars at salute, and were district. We returned with them to the |
mie. | then conducted to the playground where house, and were just in time to welcome
aS Buy : oe all were dismissed until the next arrivals the Rev. F. J. Dymond, who had come |
aie were announced. Several batches of seventy-five li from Chao T’ong, assured
a. i scholars, having come from one to three of the pleasure his visit would give to |
hee te days’ journey, were similarly received the natives and foreigners alike. So
me | during the early part of the day. This ended the excitement of welcoming
a * | | : kept the scholars busy until our most visitors on the 3rd of the 5th moon. t
i aa distinguished visitors were announced as_ Still others arrived on the Sunday and
| on the Monday morning, among them
ft a Bae PEN EN Searle Kem ru |. being the mandarin from Double Star
ll xX | E coe city, and our friend, Mr. Wang, the man-
mb : : me cat darin from Wei Ning, who despite his
< q \ ie ee ee ae ee previous experience, had again travelled
ee i | 2 ee «Cltthe three days’ journey that he might
a 1: | i SA ge Pe keep his word and be present at his fifth |
ime | f pes eS ae oof the Fifth Moon Festivals.
; Ma ma | [ sale eo ee ie Sund d With h }
a ee = Sunday was a great day. With such J
Ne | ; De pee Pe number of foreigners (there were eight |
es of us) to conduct the services, it could |
Se | a ee a CBee not but be a memorable day. But how t
eit lk Ee See aN ER Bp aE Paky Se Ont - it rained! Our visitors were all wet
Ss | : t ogee: pn a. eer Lae through in going to and ffom the chapel
tie hs ele en oe ew end schools. |
es | i 2 ee eke eS ee eee eee On the Mond rning—the day—it
ae | | ; Be Se Pe a Fee ee es tN UREA Baa er ea eas
md F eg Ree) Fae IS Ge OE A Og oes was raining in torrents. But even such
re ey ! ee ee fe ens i Id not keep the le at home. |
ba i a ee ee *21N Coulc no PB Beeps
eee Oe They could be seen trudging along the |
ee ee! eee ee eae a ~successful gathering in spite of him. |
ie 4 Be nee Se a ee cope They would compel success—who are |
a a ee = these thus fighting against conditions that |
iy POE nae EO mie ee gece they cannot alter? The stalwart youths
ei 2 rates? Neu and the aged grand
a S oa aaa "op as meat eee mothers with their young grandchildren
ma SO | o® their backs. So they come through |
it fe ee eee «tthe rain and slush that they might do
F 4 4 } ik k Wea The Girls’ Sports, [Rev. H. Parsons. their share on this their day.
. le, ae f Bae TAOk Moen feast. Whilst the rain still poured down, the
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Miao Chapel and the Primary School- boys at various distances from him, some Te §
py room were filled to overflowing with on their backs with their legs in the air Mh hao.
crowds whose faces gave the lie to the and others standing on their heads, repre- ie 1
1 cloudy weather, and whose voices in sented the earth in its revolutions around Hi \ U
prayer and song, atune with thankful- the sun. Then along ran the moon, Hh 5
ness, drowned the sobbing of the rain in | making its several revolutions. around the I ( .
| unquenchable triumph. Then -the. sun earth in its various distances from the lh, no
came out, and we were able to go down — sun, and so the months.and the seasons Hh i ‘
to the drill ground for the sports. The were brought realistically before us, : i L “4
mandarins and other distinguished’ visi- making us go hot and cold in turn, as “| i
tors were given seats under the many we saw the sun standing still in the f 1 | es
coloured canopy that had been erected, midst thereof. : TE Re
| whilst the hillside outshone even it in Services in the evening’ brought to a Me
| colour with the biggest crowd yet seen close a very happy festival. it iM
at a Fifth Moon Festival. (See p. 33.). yh
The afternoon programme was com- ! Hy os
menced' with song's by. the scholars, ‘after. 7 95 3 4 ae
which the mandarins were welcomed to ; es | ae
Stone Gateway by the Rev. F.. J. eto a) i |
Dymond, and they were asked to dis- | . Ree oe nh |
tribute certificates to a number of : : es Hi Hog
scholars from their districts who had suc- ed Hi if
cessfully passed the junior primary exam- : SW ee Colo ae
4 inations. The mandarins complied with pte CAE
| this request, and suitably replied to the : ee i ae
words of welcome. Mr. Wang, of Wei oo joer — | | |
essay on the need and advantages of Pe ee oa | i os
education for both boys and girls, in [(])) 4 (65
which he gave sound moral advice to the ea ee oe | - i pe
| scholars concerning their future work a ee eo) ae i ; 8
on the work he is doing in the district. [Bp aeO Gi age cg ee mmc |i) |) |
i The rest of the time was spent in various Ce. Jew ce tah esd , q MI i
' among these was the drill by the Stone #4 Poet hee Bl ie |
| ley boys? school. Their teacher hod | es |) ) 8
fact of the earth revolving around the [ese 0 8 i | He
b the boys and to the eyes of the spectators. Hise Mo ae ie |) eee
| A boy in the centre standing on-his hands, Our Boys’ Sports. ‘ [Red Ef. Paysones: aan i , Li Pe
| represented the sun. Numerous other — Fifth Moon feast. Wey HS
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‘ at, Chao Tong was given as referring to Tong Chuan. See page 30, February. | We tt | |
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Se ro Noble We are always ready to who out of her hard earnings devotes
fe | Giving. honour the men who out £10 per annum for the maintenance of
sa of their abundance are a native preacher in China.
: i | willing to give £500 cer £1,000 to the As the preacher says, these instances
y | missionary cause. We have equal plea- of noble giving out of penury “put us to
oy || | sure in acknowledging the splendid shame.” If all gave in the same propor- [
ee ht generosity expressed by gifts which some tion to their means, how rapidly would
|) | persons contribute out of their penury. the Kingdom of God extend! These
a | be Recently one of our ministers forwarded anonymous donors are known by the
Se P| the sum of £5, which he said came from Lord who sits over against His Treasury
pe “a widow of very limited means” who and they will not lose their reward. |
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Se | must have saved very carefully to be able
| oF to give such a sum at all. The minister. The War and | No one will ever be able
ei ty . : . fats °
oe | very pertinently observes in his accom-. Missionary to compute the loss which
et panying letter, “It puts one to shame. Finances. the war has inflicted upon
eee eS Christianity whilst visibly failino in many humanity. -The loss ex- |
Pe i quarters, recovers itself in these lowly tends to the remotest corner of the mis-
mein, and obscure 'places.”’ : sion field. The war has made money so
a If The missionary cause has multitudes of scarce that it has raised the value of
F ie f these lowly and generous supporters. silver, and silver is the currency in which
aS Another woman in humble circumstances, all our missions conduct their business.
al who conceals her identity under the Consequently the money: we send to the
ae hoe} y i . . (5 A A
| tf designation “A Disciple,” regularly con- missions is of far less value locally than
Mi [heal tributes 8s. 4d. a month, making £5 for it was formerly. For example, in 1914,
— i} the year, for the education of a Chinese £100 exchanged into Chinese currency
ie Christian girl in North China, who after would produce 790 taels, this year it pro- :
i | | her education is completed will be quali- duces only 524 taels. This means that :
ay | | fied for service in connection with the for making payments in China a '
ee | -f mission. —_ sovereign has lost about one-third of the
2S i ed} We know of another woman worker valueit had prior to the war. The gravity ;
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mii ea 2 ee Bere ea ae
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se ih | } Serene oe - er 4 saved : a i : : — oe A ee . ete os fi ey ‘ ae i !
| Rane og ae i AO I Ro | ee eo
| i ma ag Py es AV Be || : 4 :
j f ee oe BE RS pA cent ee Me 0s BRR ee gee ec add poo sy
| oe eet iB oe ih Scare x i Boe f Set Se nn Liem pie «
mil | he : : ; , Vo RAL ARMM uc eid ati ; ‘ hihi Cons cali cn as eiaae
‘ vi] ry ; a : ; cy : : Dang MAS Sh gan 4 ee
. ; | i \ i Imside the Wards. Yung Ping Fu Hospital, (Dr. A. Fletcher Jones. i;
a || | ht ’ Awaiting an Operation. (St. Paul's, Guernsey. please note.)
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of this fact is obvious. Chinese preachers ance and _ revealed those who really i We
| and all other local workers are paid in desired to receive the Gospel. I i a,
Chinese dollars and, when a sovereign Early this year Mr. and Mrs. Worthing- | ¥
| will buy only two-thirds of the number ton left for furlough. They will travel ie a
| of silver dollars it would formerly pur- | via Canada to see Mr. Worthington’s i \/ h
chase, the cost in sterling of the same people there and expect to reach England | i Woy
' payments is very considerably increased. in May. Mr. Mimmack, whose attack v i
That is one of the problems our mission- . of blackwater fever rendered him unfit for a oe
| aries have to face in consequence of the work at the coast, has been appointed by Me iy
war. the Committee to Meru, and a little later i | =
| This should stimulate our efforts to jin the year he will be joined by Mr. a | fr
| increase our missionary income to meet Bassett, who will be transferred to Meru A ie
| this new demand. This year we shall when Mr. Hopkins: is ready to take We |
| require an increase of many hundreds of charge of the work at Ribé. : id a,
pounds if we are to increase the grants el
) to our mission stations proportionately to 4 Gonverted \-Miss Armitt relates a i |
j the rise in the price of silver. Sopecress: eri leable akan aid
We therefore appeal once more to all Hath. Soreerose eee Ht |
| oR missionary collectors and supporters delivered from the dominion of darkness | \
to utilize to the utmost the remaining 44 brought to a knowledge of salvation : i By ee
; weeks of our financial year to raise the 3, Christ. i i
funds required. Mrs. Han was the daughter of a Hh |"
: sorcerer, and the spirits which possessed |
| Developments We should have received her father were supposed to have endued | hit
in Meru. _ more news from Meru if her with magic powers. That a person ie ae
the Germans had not sent may be possessed by spirits is one of the i tS
some of Mr. Worthington’s communica- © fixed articles in a Chinaman’s creed. Her i i | E
. tions to the bottom of the sea. In his reputed powers over sickness and fortune aE ;
| latest letter he speaks of getting busier drew many persons to Mrs, Han and she mh ee
| and busier because of the multiplying profited greatly by their credulity. But ei 1) 8
demands upon his time and attention. in the course of time Mrs. Han herself ie i i
The boys in the day school number about fell a victim to misfortune. Her little uy | 5
40. The number fluctuates because in daughter died and no magic powers could i) Me! ee
| some cases the wild lads refuse to submit save her. Then Mrs. Han began to lose Ha a 4 ;
to the routine and discipline ef school her sight and she resorted in vain to the Hi , p
life. The classes for religious instruction spirits and to the idols. | |
continue to increase.. There had ‘been It was harvest time and everyone was an |
two adult baptisms, and Mr. Worthing- busy in the fields. Mrs. Wang, one of eed A
ton was expecting to baptize nine more’ the Christian women in training, was out > nl ss
adults on the following Sunday. Ten. to glean and as she gleaned she preached f He Ha
others had made public profession of Jesus. Meeting Mrs. Han in the harvest mh ee
/ their desire to follow Christ, a step pre- field, Mrs. Wang befriended her, cooked He a ;
paratory to baptism. her food and rendered the help a woman ae ae
| Mr. Worthington says he had been ‘nearly blind would need. . This kindness ee
visited by a number of the staff of the accompanied with the .gracious news of i Hi ae
| Church of Scotland Missions, and they salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, ce i h
expressed the opinion that our werk had brought Mrs. Han out of darlness into Hi a7
opened well. They were astonished at the light. Twenty days after her conver- 1 i \y ;
progress of our boys in school and said sion, Mrs. Han definitely sought and } a i
they were in advance of boys in other received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. | | i |
missions after the same period of train- As soonas possible her home was emptied i} ail we
ing. The District Commissioner also of all the gods and all the paraphernalia ij a Mm
Y visited the school and expressed the same | of a magician’s craft. Two years later el tH Hy i
ib Opinion. she was received into the Bible Women’s i Wiha!
ly Mr. Worthington reports that they Training Class. Her eyes are still weak, it i |
\ have begun to take collections at the and she is unable to study for long Hi i ‘|
| services. This change redticed the attend- periods, but she has a good memory. (ei |)
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=i i The Ningpo College Footbal Team.
ee fet {

; | She preached Christ at the fair and her realizes that she is in the Lord’s service |

i it message was with power. Women who to win souls, and God has set His seal © |

iq ! ! had known her as a sorceress fell on their on her work. -

4 P| knees before her. She immediately told Such is the story of one soul’s deliver-

a them that Jesus alone could save them. H Pe eh an ai ntdy gh
a Pek One of the women, a sorceress, ran up to a owe many © : ©

a her and, embracing her, said : “ You were gall f of bitterness and the bonds of |
a i if a sorceress, I ama sorceress, and I want iniquity to whom the Gospel would be
al | ; what you have got.” Mrs. Han now _ the word of power and emancipation.
4 : E Zo ; be i i e |
Uf The Ningpo College gyi | |
| a Football Team. Rev. G. W. SHEPPARD. |
Ss 4 | OOTBALL in China! A few years We can remember the timid ventures .
Fe ] eae] Rey ago Chinese dignity regarded our of earlier years, when, without discard-
mom. | Op outdoor sports with something ing the long robe, and with feet. still
ce like disdain, and in our schools it was clad in the soft cloth shoe, some of our
mee tk with difficulty that the sons of the students made their first attempts.
i : os ‘ Pp

i ty wealthier families could be persuaded to There was little sport to be seen then.
1 Peo kick and run after a ball. For one Zeal came as soon as prejudice had
ly thing, the long robe had to come off, been overcome, but regard for rules
mie | | and without that a gentleman would took long to instil; even yet the all-
f ees not deign to appear out of doors. important spirit of co-operation and |
el le But in the bracing atmosphere of the self-repression among the members of

i a Christian school these scruples could a team is not yery fully developed.
mie. || not long survive. The suppression of However, they play a good game, and
aS i ry activity in youth was not natural even matches arranged between the several
| ble & for Chinese. Now, at length, football Ningpo Colleges excite widespread in- :
ee ci ea ie _ has become as popular here as it and terest. This year our College. team |

a a | -' cricket are in English Public Schools. easily holds first place. g
aie | SS Nalee aoe a .

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Wa i Se a hs OS a ammo ina tte med ee ie eo

bl ii ent Reise : : fd is 5 a ae eta 4 }

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ee i ! | bs od : | Ningpo College Football Team, ‘ {Rev. G) W. sheppura. i
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Missions in War-Time. Ti a
[Before the war there was great hope of '‘a glorious time for missions.” There is hope of it : \ i
still; but many missionaries, at home and abroad, are discouraged by the difficulty of announcing the hi ‘| hy
Prince of Peace while His followers are at war], S LT . 3
A red blight on the field we ploughed with care, i ; | ie
Tilled with such hope, that it might know the light, a i i gz
Might feel the sun about it everywhere, i i a
Warming, invigorating—a red blight _ | &
Just as the green blades showed, and fear took flight H ig
And hope took courage !_ Just when mist and frost ‘i
Vanished, and spring was here and summer in sight! HF i ne ee
What help when heaven’s own aims are checked and crossed | i Fe
And all our trust seems vain, and all our labour lost ? eee a it + i
How shall we name the Prince of Peace while war Ht |
Lays waste His empire? How point out the way ae : | i 1 os
That is tne light’s, that has the morning star, ay i |
While the thick darkness clouds it? Or how say mee i I i
“‘ Love one another’ while men rend and slay | Hi . gz
: Their brother men? Blind guides are we indeed: Hi | i a
Alas, if Christians fight, as we this day, Me Mi |
If we are bound who should the world have freed, ~ ||| i i
: What shall the Christless do? Our works. not words, they heed! | | |
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_, Be this our message: ‘‘ Never think the King 2 | ‘ i
Has failed, can fail, because His servants do!” | 4 :
God yet, where gun-smoke weaves the shroud of spring, : ay ae
Gives back the sun and adds the shower thereto. : Hi Ne
3 March, from red graves, the daffodil shall woo; | Hu 1
O Lamb once slain, O Love still sacrificed, a) i y
_ Leaves for the healing of the nations. strew ! : 1 ie
Thou livest yet, where death and hell keep tryst— ae : i
A cloud on Christdom? Aye, but has it clouded Christ ? ni i iB
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2) | Meeting. W. H. HUODSPETH.
4 I] N Miao land we have “quarterly”? venture to look at his books. He sent
oe I | meeting three times a year. There them to ask. “Ah,” said the landlord,
bi is one in the fifth month, one in the who was an Ibien, “I’ve heard that Mr.
4 | eighth, and one in the twelfth. At these Mylne has come to teach my people this
| times we talk over the work, compare new doctrine. I must go and enquire
oe 4 notes, tell one another of our several about it.” He went to meet John, who
| successes and encourage one another for told him the story of the Cross. He was
ae | the ensuing quarter. At our last gather- greatly interested and promised to urge |
Se rt ing we gave four days’ study to the Book his tenants to come to our schools to
| of the Acts of the Apostles, which is study. John is a good missionary. The
SS | f being studied by our Miao during these Miao folklore says that long long ago |
A months. Mr. Evans worked hard at the Miao had books, and at that time i
oe if teaching the’ preachers new tunes to they lived in the Northern provinces of |
et the hymns of “Ngao-mao-zao” (Gospel China. When the Chinese became
oe Bel Bees hymns) a new book but recently intro- stronger than the Miao, the latter were
=e i duced to our people. driven to the south, and in crossing the
mee, | | Many questions came up for discussion, great river (the Yangtze-kiang) they
Si ty some of which ought to be answered by lost their books. They had no boats ; so }
eel tt a College Committee and not by a single tying their books on to the back of their
oe | missionary. The second coming of Christ necks they started to swim the big‘ waters. -
mae) | was debated, and a long argument was Before they got to the opposite side all
oe | _ sustained on. the nature of the Holy the books were washed away and fishes |
ie | >. Spirit. I will not tell you what I had ate them up. One evening some un-
a, « to say on these questions, but what the believers were telling this to John : “Oh,” |
ie | preachers said was intensely interesting. said John, “have you heard that the books
See q Pads Thomas assured us that he had come to have been found”? “No, no, tell us
a I think that the Father, the Son, and the about it, tell us about our books.” “The
a hf Holy Spirit were one personality under white teacher found them,” said John,
|| t | different manifestations. After discussing “and he has brought them to us.” And
| if this at some length, James said he could John introduced his Miao books, with
Se 1 ae. not understand the Trinity, but, said he, the result that he had a warm reception.
oo Hl) | | “opposite my house there is a large lake: If a child is weak and sick it is not un-
Re i a to this lake I take my water-bottle each common for the Miao to seek out a wizard
= etl ae ' morning and fill it, but the bottle holds and pay him to fasten a red cord around |
ee ii ip very very little, and that is how I think the child’s neck to ensure that, his spirit
SS \j it of God—I take my bottle to Him, but I will not be taken away by devils. To the {
z i i | can hold only very very little.” - unbelieving Miao the world is full of |
a AN I] The date of the Lord’s coming’ has, demons that take away the life of a babe. }
il } | fod been debated many times by our Miao. or child, but if. the cord is properly )
So i] On more than one occasion the time has fastened “it is more difficult for these |
i Le ee been fixed definitely and people have devils to injure the child.” In an out-
coe | if eagerly waited, and because the Lord has _ of-the-way village John was treated with
hl | | i not come some people have left us en- great respect and by and by he found out
hh ae tirely. The misapprehension in regard to why he was welcomed. A man wanted
i the return of the Lord Jesus Christ has John to fasten the cord around the neck
eB | done us great harm. Happily, our of a small boy. “Bind his spirit, fasten
a | i preachers are forming sound opinions on his spirit?” said John; “I’ve come to
it | f these questions now. loose him. I’ve been sent to set you all
| it John told us of his journeys to the free,” and he preached to them his Gospel
ni ij White Miao. In some centres he has of Good Tidings. -
ca | read met with a good: deal of success and in Wizards are discussed at every meet: |
Pl i} others with a good deal of failure. In one ing’, for they do us a lot of harm and give
4 Ve ov village the Miao told him that they must us a good deal of trouble. They can do \
i first ask their landlord before they dare some strange things. As a rule, I don’t ;
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believe in devils, b ; i
ut these w : a
to have communiéation ae seem it.’ When he first joined the C sas i |
world of demons. Can any pentler an overlord ‘was very angry oun a i a
what I will now detail?’ A wi rexplain sent for and take : UL ae Ma
: P A wiz a n to the . Hig |
the admiration ard (to win landlord, who told him ee ons |
and confidence jesse 5 OVA Ae I }
of those whom .. ie mem Sige ees eee ‘ 1
he wishes to ex- a CREE cae: i eae ae ee Hey /
periment on) will | a Sy pias —— ae el Hh od
put the steel end | Re eee oS ae qs i. Ao be ee ees re ae i, 1
; of a plough into | eo ee ae Bee MRR eae oe a}
the fire, make it | YU anion ters Be i, ose So ae ss as hal
white ‘hot and | [a Pe eee po ee me
then lick it o in mr i ae See | a
: LAR ar oa re he Sper Reet Ab Pee ee NS i ii i
pase RPC eee cage “2 ees mB se ee 20 ea ae cod | a ei
can héar some of ANN Sos Pee eR Ee aes Po oe ta
you say that you | [aA aaaiaes oe hee We ots ee ee i \ a
tan understand re | Te es ee | | a
this. I think I eR: ep ARN an Rs (Peltor es aes ors oe HT i
can, but I’ve not | ne 1 1 Ls - ae
i fe erase: ee ae vo Wie oe i he
ick the stel. | [1 | AR eee Sees a)
Again, a wizard | eri ee Seeder fm es : nied
-will put a chain | ae if matty ae a eas Wea ae Pciad ee eee . Sy a vi Kt j
i ea Wee ee Re Seen Pe ge His &
into the fire, | jae sea Reece pane eee oe ee me ay )
make it whitehot | bea a : ae en eis anes em 1 it |)
and then put it IE casey a ees eg ee Gat ee a Ae oe
around his neck, aa lo a oa oe 1) 8
and it docen: eo? to Re ee ee |
burn him. Ican- | re | 5 7 =| en 1 eo ee 8 i i .
not understand aa Co a ec ee | Bee tree ck et at | é
ee el ee ee
my readers? | iim ae I at ea Mae Le a
Write to me if | en Poe ee . ai ‘i
you can. I might | a ia he ee a i Bel
say much more | | — ll Re Pe eae aa Ae ceal i i) e
| about these men, | pers a ee ee ceca es ay A '
but V’ll write an | ia lle EO Ss See ag ea |e
u write an Be pee Ba AN ae Wh ie een 2 Mf > i man
article on them El Poi ie ae ee. eas M4 ee l | '
¥ when I’ve found ie eae | Le is ae nindiieuara Woh 1S. a hele
} out more. We | a | [ee Da San en x | ke an a
/ talked for some ee hee | ee ees pS “a 3 en i?
time, and then || aes Te ee NRE eee eee ive eee Het i a
Y Chu-t’i got up co. host a Papas eas a Hi if
cher, the only | | eae el -. oe foe Hi ee
| way to deal with | aim PB o is
way to deal with | 7 | oe | ot eG
| pry hard about | eimai | < PS ui i
t ” Ba Rog | me {St Be Huth ie ae ie
: em,” and then "| (c.o . weome i E aE
; he went on to | [i siete Pe de SS etek a | ; a {
tell a ae eee a as Ri ee
strange Nn) Ba Gs oe oe Se Soak pee ae tt ie He a We
story. “God |) Se nee 0 Se a eee 1] at
deals with all ‘| > aa Me He Hh
: these problems in | —_—eomeatae en oe Hl i
' Me Ca we ee aber CMa oan eae aa i a
\ said Chu-t’i Wgao-mao-zao, A Co REN ee ees
ce A Leap ° nsignment of the *‘Gospel H a E ii a9
i and VU prove red to, ready for sending from Shanghai to Seon PeteE ne 4 \
; (Favoured by Ed. of ‘ China’s Millions.” Hy i i
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i i have nothing to do with the foreign A pretty story was told about some
a i devils. Chu-t’i would not recant though Miao who live four days’ journey away.
= 1 ‘threatened with all kinds of dreadful They had heard of the coming of the.

ll | punishments. Finally he was trussed up Good News and of the white teacher who
| and beaten three hundred stripes. This lived at Stone Gateway, but the story
i i : made no difference to Chu-t’i, who: says seemed too good to be true. Why should

Hi Rock: i that his only feeling was one of profound 4 ee Scene come eo ais the :
zi i BoC: Wate cl pity for his overlord. As Chu-t’i would Sree hi HL Pe TODIOUES Op Ee COMES
WEN i ea hl not retract, the’ landlord ordered his Ole we una contintied until at. last
aie. i ) ; between twenty and thirty families had a
oo Pca, slaves to beat this brave preacher three meeting to discuss what was to be done. a
z I | hundred times on the mouth. His mouth They decided to send two men to come
S i Peat Bed began to swell until his face was almost | to Stone Gateway to see the white teacher
ae | hot unrecognisable, but still he had no feel- for themselves and to see if he did really |
a ee ,» ing of enmity. He felt profoundly sorry. want them, and everybody clubbed up to
ee dl Pt for his torturer and, like Stephen (I use pay the two men’s expenses. The two |
ee | his illustration), prayed God to forgive men came, and now they have gone back |
| Bor him. The overlord called upon him again to tell their people that it is all true. Pray
: | bs | | to recant, but he would not, whereupon for these Ch’uan Miao.
me) Bo the overlord left him and went out. As A good many more questions were dis-

SS] 4 \ soon as the landlord turned away his face cused other interesting experiences
me) | became deformed, the lower jaw became detailed, but I will not weary you by
ee i ser twisted in some way to such an extent repeating too many. I write these things
a ‘a that he could scarcely swallow. ‘Loose to keep our people before you. Remem-
— | the man, loose the man,” he cried, “the ber the Miao at all times, find a place in
a1 i Peo gods are punishing me for beating him.” your sympathies for the White Miao
i FE “And God will deal with these wizards,” whom we are striving to win for Jesus
| Be i said Chu-t’i, “pray about them.’’ A Christ and pray hard, very hard, for
Ree ks | |: crude illustration, someone says. Yes, us all.
Si | but not .to Easterners. Love to all readers.
Pt i) | Bookland.
a | eh i } 1. “Mary Slessor of Calabar.” By W. P. Missionary Record will joyfully admit.
a) | Rea Livingstone, editor of the Record of . With singular grace he has made very
Meir | the United Free Church of Scotland. lowly actions—thousands of which come
= Ht } ; Seventh edition, 1916. Hodder and into a missionary’s life—to glow like
a 1 i Stoughton. 3s. 6d. net. diamonds in the setting of the days.
St | 2. “The White Queen of Ohoyong ” (Mary They are not exaggerated, simply taste- :
HH ; | Slessor). A true See of ee fully recorded and the commonplace
He Lb Heroism, and Faith, told for ~all snatches a grace beyond the reach of |
mee | i | girls and boys who are looking for- ae d Mary Boe oe the. end of :
Pe 2) L ‘ward and dreaming dreams. 2s. net. os ie refused to write her autobio-
em | |i i Same author and _ publishers. graphy. We are grateful now, for with
i | : A unconscious simplicity of character she
a A Bee Delay in the review of the former of would never have done herself justice,
va: i these books enables us with great satis- and we should not have seen her as we
ie ie if faction to deal with both together. Mary cee her now. The ‘author has won her
i i] 1 Slessor has already become a house- hosts of friends.. Does she know, and
Ati i} hold name in England as well as Scot- will she rejoice in this result of her
iy Hy land, and the book enshrining her heroic humility? Her reward is in heaven, but
i i a sionary classic. 2 : in such a, way as to show what our
wf i | That she is fortunate in her bio- Master can make His servants do. “Yet |
ee eae | ‘ grapher everyone but the Editor of the | she was so humble-minded that she could
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not discern any special virtue in her life something in the statement that i | ao
of. self-sacrifice and heroism.” ““Women’s work for missions had no Vi Ve
The author deals with her life in five origins; it simply emerged.” The book- i | J
| phases. Perhaps the phase most remark- let is well worth careful study. a th
able is “The Conquest of Okoyong,”’ i Va ;
which ‘has given the title to the second Tur U.C.M.E. have added to their rich i i j
| book. We have asked for and obtained store ‘The Birthday Book of Balu,” which At | |
permission to print one chapter in this: - js the pictured story of a little Indian boy © |) |
‘Her greatest battle and victory.” But from the time he “came,” to his sixth ‘| ii
as space is uncertain in these days, we birthday. The story is well told, and the i |g
advise our readers to procure the book pictures are coloured. In the hands of ll wi
at once and share the rich feast we have a teacher who can go down it will be We 4 1 8
had. It is a missionary romance. For useful in the primary department. ih | 1 oe
38 years she toiled and suffered and Readers will perhaps kuow that the book Wn a
' triumphed. It was love for Christ which’ js a successor to “The book of the little ee oS
made her a missionary, and all who have black brother,” and “Taro, a little boy hy Hat
the same passion and yet have no such of Japan.” ‘We hope this will have as ~ |) | |
opportunity to reveal it, may share her wide a sale as, we hear, the others Wea |.
passionate joy. have. (8 Paternoster Row, 2s. net.) i i i J ee
2. He was wise who suggested that ~ a le i
this thrilling story should be told for eT :
children. Mr. Livingstone has done it, ce at og
ac cone it wee We have read both . He iii oe
books carefully. They seem to be dif- A hf a
ferent ; which i indicative of the wealth - The Cost of He l=
: = NS in the Bice epee hands, or Di 1 bi i i oe
is exceeding cleverness of manipulation. ' p.. Wa Oe
Perhaps both. The stories do not “go Iscip £8 Ip i | s
down ” £00 much ; but enough to Come I was brought up a Moslem, but for He f | :
mand the interest and sympathy of young three years I was a secret believer in a) |
: people: In a sample 120 words there are Christianity. I then confessed the Lord i | | i
s CR oe eee nee Jesus Christ openly, and consequently le iy ;
ORAS ne pie SOUS: was driven out of home and deprived of Het. |
out, [tis a book that girls and boys with everything that would have been mine Heat jy el
imagination will just revelin if it be put had I not taken the step.. But that was a | ki
into their hands. Only a sympathetic jot all. I had to run for my life from ne ay
i parent or missionary secretary will place to place.| I was then ill-treated and a er eB
b, woo i be worth: a ae a pone robbed by a Christian, so-called. The i 4 b
(NYE tal be supelied if this tory, thus tin sheep's clothing was cought, bt
| L , it was a great shock to me spiritually. I i f
| many impressions as the larger book. then met with Dr. Arthur H. Ewing, and | yi f
JicEsS: within a few weeks he oe my love and i i s
“Flalf Done: Some Thoughts for Women.” pesperts ae i wes Braue: Cnn CORE ( H] @ 4
By Minnie C. Gollsck and. G. a, With real Christian life, | wae
Gollock. _U.C.M.E., sixpence net. Mouammep Ismatt, i i iy
This title is the tail of a proverb, and Professor of Arabic and Persian, Ewing a B i
we would rather have the head in front. Christian College, Allahabad, India. ce 4
: The authors may think it is more Why i }
arrestive. It pleads that “the circum- NotE.—For twenty-one years Arthur H. an
stances of women in non-Christian lands. Ewing, a brilliant scholar, laboured in ee ' 5
are of extraordinary significance and im- India, and became known and loved for his i ii i i
portance,” and takes “measurements ” Christ-like character.. He became President i | 4 ‘|
i in India, China, Japan, Africa and Mos- of the above College. He died in 1913. ae Ha) :
lem Lands. The situation is summed up After his death it was named “The Arthur a i i sy
| in the words “Half done.” Everyone will Ewing Christian College.”—From “The AS a
i say that it is “well begun.” There is Missionary Review of the World.” | a ‘i
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| The Missionary 4 Chat with
ma the Young By the
. || Barrel. Folk. Rev. EDWARD EVES.
ay | | O any of you know the story of board the river steamer, the “David |
1) Pollyanna, the girl who taught Williamson,” or, if the steamer was not |
3 It quite unlikely people to play “the available, then a big canoe was loaded, |
| glad game”? She got her first lesson and away up the Calabar River to the
mi | ‘ in the game out of the Missionary Barrel. beach nearest the Mission House. Word
oe a Pollyanna’s father was a missionary with would go round that there were: goods
mS | ae a very meagre salary. The Missionary at the beach, and every available man,
a Barrel sometimes proved extremely help- woman, and child about the place would
aS i | ful. Its arrival was quite an event in be eager to be off to bring them up.
a fi ; I} the life of Pollyanna. What excitement while the boxes were
ih i Like all girls she wanted a doll, but opened and their contents displayed. till
x i ' instead of a doll she got——, but we the place looked like a bazaar. Mary i
ee will let Pollyanna tell the story. This loved sweets, and her friends used to hide
aS | is how she told it to Nancy, Aunt Polly’s tins and bottles in odd nooks and
Te i mee | hired girl. ‘You see, ’'d wanted a doll, corners. Shrieks of delight greet their
S | and father had written them so; but discovery. Black eyes flash! White
Eis i Pie when the barrel came the lady wrote that teeth gleam!
| | there hadn’t any dolls come in, but some Such is the meaning of the Missionary
| i little crutches had. So she sent ’em along Barrel in the far distant places of the
ee | as they might come in handy for some earth.
| child, sometime.” : While thinking of these things another
| | Just imagine, a girl wanting a doll picture arises in one’s mind. You go
“ey Le ever so badly, and instead she got— into the Post Office, and your parcel,
aime | | crutches! What could poor Pollyanna labelled for Tommy ‘somewhere in
i a oe do? Her father came to the rescue with France,” is sent on its way. By and by
mo “the glad game,” and bravely Pollyanna it is safely delivered, and presently you
BSS / If played it. Nancy could not see anything get a letter telling how the box arrived.
a to be glad about, but Pollyanna triumph- You picture the “dug out,” with its im-
ih i antly declared, “You could just be glad provised furniture. The “boys” gather
‘il Bee | because you don’t—need—’em !” round. Chunks of the cake mother |
Mee ii | | I was thinking of Pollyanna and the made are handed round. After the re- }
eee | peek Missionary Barrel when I read the past the “boys” express their thanks to |
ee 1 | chapter in the “Story of Mary Slessor”* the folk at home. Then they go out |
St ae which is entitled “The Box from Home.” to their duty enjoying the sweets
ees iid | Mary Slessor was a real live missionary you bought out of your pocket money.
SSS i tf working in Old Calabar. Look up your A happy little thrill goes through you:
ee || een map of Africa, and you will find the They are “doing their bit” out yonder ;
eek Ne Ey place on the West Coast. She was one you have ‘“‘done your bit” at home; you |
meh | | of the sweetest, bravest, most daring are co-labourers. |
ee hi bjt souls who have adventured for their Let me suggest that the missionaries
Sie oe Lord Jesus Christ. are also King’s men, holding “the far-
il aaa But we must not get away from the flung battle line” for the King, often
ti i || ; Missionary Barrel. Just put on your against tremendous odds. Now just
eet ) “thinking cap” and consider this sen- think how the arrival of things from
: i Lf tence : _* The most joyous break in the home must cheer them. Cannot we do
a: i domestic life at Ekenge, both for the something?’ Think about it, please.
me bo house-mother and the children, was P.S.—In the meanwhile perhaps the
| i caused by the arrival of boxes of gifts Foreign Secretary of the Women’s Mis-
| ref from Scotland. Now cannot you sionary Auxiliary will tell how best to fill
id i imagine the whole scene? The boxes | the Missionary Barrel.* We don’t want
ae || | ty] had been landed from the great ship at t don Ij f Ad |
Phi f i Duke Town.’ Then they: were! put dn. 627 Pend. the, wrong. kind jot» goods, |
Teer dt y P do we?
} | | i} y *“ Mary Slessor : The White Queen of Calabar,” By Res FIN AOSCae Roe aL \
~S | he i W . P. Livingstone. (Hodder and Stoughton. 3s, 6d.) * Her name is Mrs. Brook. and her address will be found |
ee i ! i : i ; Chap. 28. See review on p. 42.—Epb. on the cover of this magazine.— Ep. i
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N a letter accompanying Mrs. Wake- We pray that Divine grace and I if
| field’s article, which we are glad to strength may be given to Miss Squire in ral 1 oi
print this month, she speaks of “the all times of weakness and pain. Ce ee
| little-known region of Meru.” Meru is ' i i
in East Africa, and thither our mission- i ea
aries have gone to spread the knowledge An American’s Visit to Meru. Se ;
of the truth and to lay the foundation of By Mrs. E. S. WAKEFIELD. ie
Christ’s Kingdom. ae
We used to speak of Africa as “the I have been reading a very. interest- An |
Dark Continent,” and not so very long ing bock of travel ‘and hunting in Ee
ago. A great part of the interior was East Equatorial Africa by the well- i iy &
unknown when: David Livingstone visited known American author, Stewart E. Wie i"
the country for the first time. He filled White; and finding that he and his party A A oe
the dual office of explorer and preacher. took Meru in their journeying, it occurred i :
But to-day Africa is familiar to us. The to me that we might do well to see this |] || |.
forests have been penetrated, the great region (in which we are, or ought to be, i |
rivers have been navigated, ships sail intensely interested by reason of our |
upon its inland seas, and a line of rail- position in that grand and lofty district), Hi i ae
ways will in the near future extend from through the eyes of a stranger visiting A | ge
Cairo 'to the Cape. East Africa for the first time. ak | }
War is, unhappily, raging in Africa, Leaving the vicinity of a river, the te eee
as in Europe, to-day; but its chief in- caravan on the march to Meru passed mi sf ‘=
terest for us lies mainly in the fact that into a sea of brown grass, so tall that i |
we are represented there by such mission- only those on horseback could see over ; ea Me?
aries as Mr. Griffiths and Mr. and Mrs. it. The ripening grasses were softer We HT iD
| Udy Bassett, who toil for the salvation than a rippling field of grain, and more WW Hi ig
of the heathen. In Meru itself'there are beautiful in their umber reds and browns. i; Hi i |
| Mr. and Mrs, R. T. Worthington. Amidst this grass. were seen ostriches, hey
Let us remember Africa in our prayers, giraffes, and several antelopes. Passing ne BSE
| and especially those portions of it which gradually upward from the level, the IE a
are endeared to us by the labours and _ party soon descried through a cleft be- ; nT ieee:
sacrifices of those men and women who tween two very green hills, “the splintered i ii HPA:
have gone out from our own Church. snow-clad summit of Mount Kenia.” For Ht Wid
. Mrs. Wakefield’s touching appeal for two weeks the travellers followed a road PE ee 4
our prayers on behalf of the work in E. which swung up and down and in and TN a She
| Africa, where for so many years she out about the base of the great mountain, ~ we a
| with her late revered husband, the Rev. Most of the country was dense jungle, Hs PS
| T. Wakefield, laboured, will find a ready but occasionally small open parks would Ha is
response in the hearts of all who read come into view. In the jungles live mil- aL ie
these lines. lions of human beings. As soon as the Ce
The article sent by Miss E. Squire main road was reached people began to aie
will also be read with great interest. be visible, but chiefly men and boys WE a by
Although Miss Squire is prevented from weaving little houses perched on stilts, ha Vee
returning to her much-loved work in evidently intended for granaries. As the ve ft
China by reason of ill-health, her love party passed along they were conscious a iV ss
i} of the work and the people still remains of bright black eyes peering at them, but i |e \
ij as keen as ever. when the owners of the eyes saw they AE | i i
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| ; were observed they vanished without a much at home with one another through
at i] sound. “ the medium of the little children. i
; rf The air was musical with birds, and At length the travellers reached Meru,
e | bright with the flutter of their wings. and very charmed were they with all they
H P| ; The only sad-looking plumage was that saw at the Government hut, which was =:
ao | 1. | of the ‘““widower-bird,” which was black, situated in a large clearing, where the |
| ol with long trailing wing-plumes of which grass grows green and short like a |
: i : | he seemed very proud. Flowering shrubs smooth lawn. The commissioner’s house
so | Sa | and trees filled the air with perfume, and was placed on the top of a hill. Well-
me Uhh some of the tall trees had leaves three kept roadways, railed with fences, led
mi || or four feet long and half as many wide. from the house to the native quarters |
oe EE By degrees the caravan was augmented and to the Government offices on the top |
ail by a following of natives. A chief’s son of another hill. The commissioner, a
Pee i | was the first to join, then, by and by, little man, who had only been two years |
Se i | apparently starting up from nowhere, at Meru, had transformed the jungle into
a | bee men, women and children fell into line @ place of order and beauty and by his
aS tf until within half an hour a long retinue personal influence had won the natives |
ht ee i had been formed. Mr. White says that over to positive friendliness. The nearest
ae i ae | ee everyone- with nothing much to do evi- white man was six days’ journey away,
. j dently made up his or her mind that they and the nearest small civilization 196
: ql | might as well go to Meru that day as miles, which was in its turn 300 miles
Sy if | any other, and so, with their banana leaf from the next. So vast are the spaces in
ee . clothing, varied by grass skirts and Es Equatorial Africa.
mee decorations of beads they trooped along. It is in this region that our newest
be if hy There was one lady amongst the white RSSIOR ae established. What possibili-
i company, and she naturally attracted Ges. there ae for. Us as, regards. Our.
- ot See a much attention from the women. When sacred work | A newly-discovered peor
i A | she nodded and smiled at them they were and People, waiting, perchance all un-
mom very much pleased, and one of them ran knowingly, for the message which ‘shall
San | | away and brought a bunch of the small transform their lives. The Bee
a | | bananas which are so good for eating. “© there; can iwe picture. Hert 10 thetr
ee | i ie Then when the white woman presented isolation, their loneliness as far as com-
; 4 | some beads friendly relations were panionship is concerned? They have
— oi quickly established. Two or three of the great need of our prayers and our. sym-
i ae women hurried away to return a few pathy. «Let us touch them with both.
ee | |) Peo minutes later each with her small child, Let us send our “wireless” call to
Sf i Be who was apparently admonished to take Heaven. for blessing upon them and their
i a f a good look at the white woman. labours, and let waves of sympathetic
| | i : To quote the author : “Now, my child thoughts be sent out to our representa-
Me ee look well at this; for when you get to byes at Mem, and. they ae
ee ee , f YOU e are not. alone, nor is their grand work
| { be a very old person you will be able to fo cotten (See 37.—Ep.)
hy i look back at the day when with your 2 : Paes : \ |
ce | | | own eyes you first beheld a white woman. ‘
oe i] See all the strange things she wears— Reflections.
imeoij and hasn’t shea funny face!” Miss ETHEL SQUIRE, B.A.
ime 44 ; The travellers offered these youngsters
|| i various little gifts, but most of them All the way through life we are
ae || i i howled and hid their faces against their learning lessons, passing through fresh
i i mothers, who looked very mortified and experiences, entering upon’ new paths.
rp 1 i rather hypocritical, and probably their I thought I had made a great decision
B }t remarks might have been translated into when I gave my life to China, and I
Pe English to the effect that “they didn’t looked forward to many years of work
Wd i know what had got into little Willie or there, but often something comes and
eg te Tommy, as the case might be, he had all our plans are changed—so here I am,
i: oo never been known to behave like this settled down in a quiet part of the
; ie | before!” And consequently the black country, to a new life. Kept away from i
me women and the white one became very China and my life there, I have had
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opportunities of watching life around me . sible bridge and falling into a pit where Hi \
in England and of thinking, and some . are poisonous snakes. Most unhappy te ia
thoughts are sad. How little a thing Must a people be living in a thousand We Av
religion seems to some people! How in- fears of invisible spirits who surround (. | J
different they are! How many never life on every hand. Sickness and calami- i ae
attend a service and never pray! It: ties are all the work of these, therefore I \/
strikes one as being so callous and piti- YU find superstition, magic, witchcraft, hia
ful when they have a precious religion 24 ever a great fear, which those who le 1
so near, and so many opportunities. I live in heathen countries know to be real. a
expect one feels it more after living in How ‘different is our religion! Can i i.
a heathen land. If people once realized we ever be thankful enough that to us i i | 2
the preciousness of Christ, what a dif- has been brought the religion of joy and a
» ference it would make. Then I have hope and love that casts out fear? Can He i | 3
: thought, “I wonder if we, who know and we ever do enough to pay the debt we nik 1 ie
believe in the Truth, realize, as‘we ought, owe to our brothers and sisters in the : i H a:
the ‘precious’ things of our religion— dark places who know not our religion? ti oo
a religion of love and trust—God our How much is our religion worth to us? We He
Father, to Whom we can always turn, How precious is it? The more precious | ay |
on Whom we can always depend—Christ it is to us the more we shall seek to take Haie Het
our Friend and Saviour.” Our religion is it to others. As I think about it all how Pea st pa
the source of all comfort and joy. How my heart longs to do the impossible and Wan i
could we face life without it? People go back to China, to spread the glad i Loe
say of heathen countries,‘‘They have their tidings, to take hope and light. What a’.
religion.” But how different a religion! a great work there is to be done! How | fog
—one causing mainly fear and terror. black is the darkness! How hopeless ie
Everywhere men believe that there is a many of the lives! How few there are i 1
Great Spirit who made the world. They willing to take the light and let it shine : | a
believe this world is not all. There is a in the darkness! Yet some who would a Ob
desirable place, which we call Heaven, go, and whose hearts are there, are kept an ;
and a place to be avoided, which we call back. But cheer and comfort come to i ik
Hell. But make as many efforts as you my heart as I remember that Home and 5 | 1 i>) ie
will, you can never feel safe and sure. Foreign work react on each other; and i Ci i
| There are so many powers fighting the work out there depends on the true | Ae ||
against you. The earth, air, water—all hearts and devoted service of those at Ha Mt) f
| are full of evil spirits seeking to injure home. If people at home realize the WA |
ete and destroy. True, there are some good preciousness of Christ, their hearts will eae)
| spirits. Put forth all your efforts, offer open to the world, and we are doing real ay ee
| your sacrifice, burn your candles, present missionary work if we reveal the We |
your gifts, you may obtain the help of ‘‘preciousness” of our religion to those We ae |
the good and persuade the evil not to. around us. Who knows what the result | aa
destroy you. You may escape the hor- may be? When I went to China how I i ae |
| rors of Hell. Horrors! Yes, indeed. remember singing, i) ‘ Mt
| In many cities in China you can enter ‘“O use me, Lord, use even me, yh i
: the “Temple of Hell,” and see for your- Just as Thou wilt, and when, and ana A
self. On both sides you will see long where,” He ay te
rows of the Kings of Hell, to whose ee Pah We}
tender mercies. are committed the souls 294 the singing of that hymn meant | i i)
fe of men. None can escape. You also see China for me. China will always be very Hi Bi he
| figures of terrible-looking spirits, ready aT to my heart, but I have learnt to _ a i ;
to seize their prey. Pass on, and see Sing the same hymn, often in great pain Hl q.
depicted in tableau form, one after 29d weariness, yet with perhaps a deeper val if
another, along the walls, the scenes that ™€aning now, and, yes, even with more i a La
are enacted in Hell. Vou can see such Of Self-sacrifice. If this is our experience : ee ae
as these represented—burning the body “But drops of grief can ne’er repay PER aay ae
to ashes by degrees, grinding to powder The debt of love I owe. ae Hed!
| with pestle and mortar, boiling in oil, Here, Lord, I give myself away, i iia
i) being frozen in ice, crossing an impos- Tis all that I can do”— i al at
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| then it does not matter so much where March 18th.—The Ningpo Hospital.

“3 ee God gives us work to do. Good must (388) Rev. R. Swallow, M.D. Matt. ix. :
* | L | result. My thoughts and prayérs are 1—8.
= | | continually for our missionary work, that March 25th.—The Ningpo Gireuie:
oe | we may have God’s richest blessing at . :

5 (31) Revs. G. W. Sheppard and W. :

7 pope and jabra Lyttle. Joel ii 2832. |
= 3 | \ L | Monthly Prayer Meeting. Special.—For the safe home-coming of

ie) ! x the Revs. F. J]. Dymond, W. H. Hudspeth, |
ma | ater De ind Wes. GSwallewe REE ands M |

a “All people that on earth do dwell.” Ree ‘ ne Bon oe ter, M Aa ae |
ey Ee “The Church’s one foundation.” - ue ae oreor sitet ets ace emaniinnt
: | | “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed.” SS : |
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ce te | : Prayer : er Prayer Union card. It is intended to |
~ | Week beginning— _ i use them in future, and thus not only
| | March 4th.—The Miao work. (56) ‘secure united prayer, but it will be a |
ee i a Rev. W. H. Hudspeth. Rom. v. 1—l1. monthly reminder of the Prayer Union.
aa March 1?th.—Students preparing for The numbers in brackets refer to suitable ~~ |
eb i | | y Be eae oy ae G. T. pages in the Annual Report.
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ee a “| T 3.30 in the morning the mission thirty dollars ($30.00) had been sub-
Sa i} A compound was startled by the scribed to buy nuts and sweets for the (‘
se i i] .& sound of a bugle, and a procession children; so at the close of the last item,
aS with lights was seen wending its way to each young person had a bag of sweets
| i] the front door headed by the weird and nuts given to him or her.
| ; Se : musician. It was the scholars coming to Among the young people who were con- |
mee ye es Chu ies ee eee sidered suitable to have presents was the |
Se vue Howechold The aH “O come all ye Pe Oe os euce sc 2) Dae en
aa faithful? ‘ q th ja handed to him; but before the close of
el ibe ie Ae aye Ae OCA eee : the proceedings it had been appropriated

ie hpi ei te sctvice at the chapel was quite 4c by some. other one who possibly con-
oe i cry innovation on anything that we had had cigered he had a better claim to it.

a 4 theretofore, but it was most interesting, O 1 fe neeny a otth
ai) and a great success. cp ited cara) hearin heat Aol ce vio tn
: | oe [ After the opening we had a carol from the service, and ON COU Sy ay aco aes |

; I Wak four of the little ones, which was fol- said to me, “We have not seen it on | ff

aie lowed by a short address by one of the this fashion before,” and expressed the

a grown-ups. Next we had a part-song by hope that next year they would have a
F i eight of the young men, and then two similar service. :
a | i short addresses. At this point, perhaps, The feast was held in the afternoon,
i. | eae the most interesting item of all was a when over 80 sat down to enjoy the good
ii it _. dialogue interspersed with song, by Dr. things provided.
ieee Wang’s girls and boy. Again a short Twenty were é€ntertained at a house |
i j if speech, at the close of which the young party elsewhere, but for this the number ~
We | men were again in evidence. who joined us might have totalled 100.
. 1 i The last item of the programme was a By drawing the members thus together
Veo song by two little maidens, the refrain the Church, we hope, will be strength- i
— i being given by the young women seated ened, and receive stimulus for the work i
ee if | near the centre of the chapel. Over of the coming year. \
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My Dear Young Friends, 1834, and in the mission compound which Wal yaa
_ My last address was Ambala, to much resembles a private park, are the | 4 it
which cantonment | had repaired on missionaries’ bungalows,: the church: ; Hl oe
army business. That business concluded, boarding ‘school for boys, and other ee
and having a fortnight of my leave yet auxiliaries of the mission. In the town We Lh
to run, | set out on a 600 miles tour of are the native churches, high school for 1 Pay a
the Punjab, visiting, among other places, boys and girls, dispensary, etc. Here I ie ht i
Ludhiana, Jullundur, Lahore, and met one of the finest band of men’ and Tu el
| Amritsar. My object was two-fold, first, women it has ever been my good fortune We i
| to attend the yearly meeting of the to meet. Educated, cultured, the majority eae
una ene Missionary So- of them university graduates, they are na a |
| ciety, and then to visit the centres of their bringing: their keen intelli 2 Hat pe
medical, educa- 2 2 Re eae end eon | a
tional, evangelis- Rr earths Ke * Ee , WR fy
Z : i’ ‘ si fii aay ‘: ’ Rey aS ak t ie a Hd as |
tic and industrial Ria cs ae Simaise lee ie ya
| work in N.W. (ee 9 ane aaa a es a ; oe
India. My tour ” 7a Wee ee TS a 1a
Wasa great SuC- aaa cs Pe ee ST Ane Oe a TAB oy§
cess; and:.I re- Saga i eee cee ie a i) i at 1
turned more than sus a Be gL ie rai, SS a ne ;
; $ i en Res i fad (Se ay eee ! x sae et Hep
Micon: on | el & aw ayy
work. > Baga I Ra fof ae ae a ie SS d
Poets ENO SR CARIES Se mat) ibaa a | ' ke
Ludhiana, where ca am Pio cong’ Sie | NG ips Ls r ST yi f
the meetings ,e 94 rt ate Oe tsa, ae C Verne : He | |
were held; is a aon x an i Ey i maw 3 BY We a
typical Indian a oo i. ae ae ee ta el ‘
| oy the chict dn ae |
| town of a native [ames ee a | ae See ee Hh
state governed (aaah mam fs ae Ree ae wea ( a
i by a rajah. It he Peta Re Qe es ed ee i ay
: ‘was occupied by ,a—h\ gil wm os a | |
; r the A.P.M.S, a The Writer among friends. - (Rev, A. .E. Bowyer, on right. f i a t iz '
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i tJ secrated love to the winning of the every aspect of their work; their suc-
i 1 Peay Punjabis for Christ. There is not aman _ cesses, failures, difficulties, hopes for the |
Ee or woman amongst them, who in a_ future of the mission; and I felt through-
| k secular calling, would have been far from out the meetings that they had the true
ee a the top. Into their assembly, nearly 80 missionary ‘spirit, and realized it was a ©
it i | strong, I was accorded a warm welcome, real business on which their hearts were
{ i | first because I was a fellow worker for set. Each evening after dinner we had
a il the Master; second, because I/ was a family prayer, and on one occasion it fell
: 4 thee soldier of the King ; for I soon discovered. to my privilege to lead the company to
: | where their sympathies lay, as they con- the Throne of the Heavenly Grace. After
me | tinually referred in their conversation to. prayer we had leisure for music and’
it i our King, and our soldiers, and never conversation., On the Sunday evening }
ml : have I heard the National Anthem more , was invited to address’ the students of
ce | Po fervently sung than in the Ludhiana the Ludhiana Christian Medical College |
ee he We iba mission compound. The church in which for, Indian women. It is a splendid in-
Nee } pe as our meetings were held (they generously stitution where native women are trained
a made me.a consultative member) was for the medical profession. [ had pre- |
a y ut . a delightful spacious building, almost as viously inspected the many fine buildings
ay Ges di. | i old as the mission itself. In the days of connected with the College, and was
ais | | the Mutiny, the sepoys ,ransacked the delighted with what I saw. I spoke to |
Se he ee bungalows of the missionaries, and piling the 150 young women — Christian, |
ql mt i the furniture gathered in the centre of Mohammedan, Hindu—on my work in
_ if the church, set it on fire; fortunately, the, Dardanelles and Mesopotamia, and
me ltl however, the main fabric was preserved. they were greatly interested in my
. then Here, then, I listened as they discussed references to the Dhrabies (native trans-
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port) in both centres. This was my first ‘railway station (far nicer than a dug-out), i 1 eo
address to a purely native audience. The I set off at break of day on the two miles’ ih fie
work here is.conducted on Christian lines journey. I hired a “tonga,” and in the ta i
(undenominational) _under the able course of the jourrfey we drove through Ih /
management of Dr. Brown and_ her” crowds of pilgrims, who were making l i
splendid staff. Before I left Ludhiana I their way to the famous shrine. It was. . NA 14
was invited to inspect the industrial work the eve of the festival of Duwalli, the Aa \)
: of the Salvation Army, carried on in the Goddess of Darkness, and every road was)” Hh ie
old Fort, loaned by the Government of full of pilgrims. When I reached the fy ;
' » India for this purpose. The work done “waters of Immortality” which surround i | ia
by the “Army” amongst the criminal the temple, there were thousands of Hg 4 i
tribes of India has been most successful. devotees, all eager to cross the narrow i hee
_ Here, hand-loom weaving in.cotton and bridge leading to ithe shrine. .At the He i e
silk is taught, and the workers soon be- water’s edge were groups of bathers, I i Py,
come efficient in their task. : and on the outskirts of the crowd were i Ht ei
Lahore, the capital of the Punjab; was vendors of sweetmeats, cans in which to Wie PS
' next visited, and here I stayed with Dr. carry away the sacred water, gay cloths Ha |
Ewing, C.I.E., the vice-chancellor of and beads and all the gewgaws of a bal i fs
the University. I was greatly impressed: “mala” (fair). Then come sights less Wa ie
with the fine building devoted to educa- pleasant, dozens of beggars in wretched I A ic
tional and medical work by the A.P.M.S. destitution ; fakirs (holy men) measuring Ht . #
: At the Rang Mahal School, situated in their length on the ground, one with his Ha | ae
: the centre of this old city, I found nearly foot over his shoulder. The “holy men” | va |.
a thousand scholars at their lessons, are naked except for a loin cloth, wear Te
being carefully educated under Christian long hair, and their bodies are smeared ~* ie
| auspices. In my honour the senior with ashes. The crowd was so dense that i i ci
scholars turned out to do physical drill had it not been: for the aid of a native ek 1 pe
to the accompaniment of the school band. policeman, I could never have reached a h
| Later on in the morning I was asked to’ the temple. ,Of course, my boots had ‘to be i a Wek
address the students of the Forman removed, and I must put on sandals of te a
College. There are 850 men, many native cloth. Then, I being ready, the He | Pal i
', graduates of the university. Earlier in worshippers were ruthlessly pushed aside Hil i 9
the day I had noticed that the motto of to let me pass, and I was the only Euro-. i i ia A |
, ‘the city day school was, ‘‘Knowledge, pean in that vast throng. Amritsar is the Mi Hl \ a
character, service,’ so for about twenty centre of the Sikh faith, perhaps the Hi | I
minutes I spoke. to, this: splendid native purest form of Hindu religion. The Sikh eas
t audience—Christian, Mohammedan, Hin- forswears all idolatry, and worships only hale y
du—on that motto, endeavouring to put the “Sword and the Book” (this latter is a we
in a good word for Jesus. In the even- carried in procession daily to and from | i 4 4
ing the resident students entertained me the temple). They are a loyal people, ae de
| to‘dinner ; they did not heap coals of fire for one of the articles of their faith is i | ae.
upon my head,, but helped me to a liberal* loyalty to the British Raj. It is in his me i
{ supply of very hot curry, which necessi- service that the sword is wielded. As I | oe
Be tated gulps of cold water at frequent left the temple with the sun shining on a yt
intervals of the meal. its golden pinnacles, I thought at once a i: }
Lahore is* a wonderful city, with its of the fine bodies of Indian Christians at Hae et I KS
mosques, temples, and its extensive and Ludhiana and Lahore, and_ elsewhere, ee i
powerful fort. .The Government build- who had been won from idolatry and ~ ee i
ings are very imposing, before one of heathenism by the faithful labours of the Ti He
._ which I noticed “‘Kim’s”? cannon. J] . missionaries, and I said aloud, Yes! it is ae by
must not stay to tell you all I saw there, worth while! “for the people that walked By i yl
‘but must pass on to relate my visit to. in darkness have seen a great Light.” i i |
Amritsar and its famous “Golden Your sincere Friend, i ib ee
Temple.” Having spent the night in the Atrrep E. Bowyer, 'C.F. i ey i
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I | The War It will be a strange and He has tried long enough to solve the
: | | Emphasizing © surprising issue of the problems of life and the world without
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1 LI Missionary present world-conflict if religion, but he cannot. © The Re
| i Ideals. it should produce a new quotation will show how a man of the
; i Bae and more aggressive pro- times has been brought to a recognition
mae ob clamation of the world-wide. Kingdom of of the supremacy of the Kingdom of God. .
Sah 1 | ‘ S “The time draws near when mankind

ae God. In their endeavour to solve the + 1 d +t d a fad ;
es | | ' ae ‘ 2 will awake, and the dreams wi e
ie | { ' world-problems raised by the war many mec g) : : wa
| tof fy : tie ? away, and then there will be no national- |

j | -f thoughtful minds have been forced by «0°93? .
pea || | > : 7 : ~ ity in all the’ world but humanity ; no
Beira i | logical necessity to a position which is ig: y patentee h I
ie | yee Ss Carre king, no emperor, nor leader, but the
ee @ a distinct advance toward the missionary By : iS, i 3 ;
el | POG OE tReaChristian Church.) Nation one God of mankind. That is my faith.
ne N : : ‘ pOR=.. Even these who have neither the
Se | ality must merge. into the greater idea + oe pis z
me. | | PY jadieee | hes kines Obs pine imagination nor the faith to apprehend
el if Hates etaaed +t (tie cay (cane presently that the Kingdom of God over
fee Pel | eng in allegiance to" a aw, ang a ns, | av world-wide. “system”. of Republican
| | dom superior to themselves. Whatever . s :
Se if : States is the only possible formula under
i name may be used to foreshadow that Hoole Vie se . er
| : supreme Kingdom, what can it bein its which we may hope to unify and save
ay hop reme King , what can it Spam Its . ” Bio, ithe te x :

at yas cee mankind. . i e se .
ce ee ultimate conception, but the Kingdom of Te eee) PAVE eae nr
ied 1 | ¢ Pipe hala nae His Christ? 5 clusions been impressed upon the mind
ie | : of Mr. Wells that he says : “It is difficult
: i b: This movement of thought has found to doubt that other men, faced by the i
| | very significant expression in the new same universal facts, will not come to the

iq whe book by Mr. H. G. Wells on ““War and same conclusion.” If Mr. Wells may be :
aon I the Future.” Mr. Wells is known as a_ regarded as a representative thinker of
| | fearless thinker who does not’shrink from our day, it is more than possible that one.
ee | : extreme positions, and no man has striven of the results of the war will be to bring
aie more earnestly to discover the cause of into prominence the excellence and glory
faa the present war-madness and its remedy... of our missionary hope and aims.

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i ae i , Men’s Hospital, Yung Ping Fu. (Dr. A. Fletcher Jones. |
c in } Built by Dr. Baxter. Note the Temple-bell on the right. Not given’ us, but
> { i i lent us for ever’’ after the revolution-time. ]
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The Wealth While it is interesting to removing in the course of the year to ti | a
| of the watch in Mr. Wells the Meru, where medical aid is not procur- WS
| Missionary advance of a _ novelist, able, it would be serious if he were liable L qk
Programme. scientist, and journalist, to another attack. Mr. Bassett is assured Hy ye om
in the direction of mis- of the prayerful sympathy of friends in a \/
sionary conceptions, one cannot fail to the homeland, and we know his confidence i 4
note how far he is below the distinctive is net misplaced. ae
i missionary view of the world and _ its Mr. Bassett states that the work of ul if
i needs. . . The term, “the Kingdom his circuit is generally very prosperous, Bi th
of God,”” as employed by Mr. Wells and and he rejoices in the progress he has A iH}
many other writers, has little of the witnessed during his ten years’ residence Hy too
: wealth ee that term Sea aa as. in East Africa. ~ " ‘eee
| used in the New Testament. There it is ,, aie a a Z
: “a spiritual kingdom established in the Arn oe There has not been such a He 5
| hearts of men, bringing them into a new 9?" T#Yer large \ demand | for the Hy i bey.
relationship. with God and admitting : Prayer Union Topic cards Hie 1m
- them to all the wealth of Divine grace this year as there was last. We beg ee Sa
and power. That is the Kingdom ‘the therefore to call the attention of our Ho hoy
missionary spreads. It is a force and â„¢nisters and other friends fo the im- ae
not a mere formula. It is internal and P0rtance of using this means of Looe i iy i
not merely external. ‘“‘ Behold, the King- intercession on behalf of the PS ay Ie
dom of God is within you.” Therein lies Parts of our missionary work. The topics era i %
the necessity and the justification of mis- Cover the whole field during the course of vi | y ee
sionary methods. The Kingdom can be the year, and each missionary may find a 1
established only as the true subjects of @ Place in united supplication. How wa
the Kingdom are enlisted, If ever the . $'¢atly the missionaries prize and cowet: ea
“unification of the race is to ‘be realized’ the prayers of friends at home is often i |] ee
| it will be the result of the cementing bond mentioned in their letters. As an instance i | fe
created by the true members of the King- ! can quote the words of Mr. Bassett eo Mae A | f.
! dom of God to be found in alllands.. The @ Teceft letter. “My ten years’ experi- i ial i F
finest and most practical illustration of ¢nce in the wilds of Africa have not Wi fe
that real unity is found in the thousands !¢ssened my faith in the value of Braye ak i i
of missionaries who in utter disregard fer but rather the opposite. I often think, | i i |
the barriers of race, nationality, and and. I believe Iam correct in this, that ve Iie fi
language, devote their lives to the wel- Whatever success attends our work is Hi are
fare of the people among whom. they largely the outcome of the intercessions ne i i |
dwell. Men propose their schemes for ©! the praying bands in the Homeland, Hee) -
the amelioration ef mankind as though and perhaps more particularly those QHICE aed if
| they. were making great discoveries, @fternoon gatherings of the W.M.A. in ia Lo.
whereas in the programme of missions which no selfish ‘motives can possibly i sg
i all that is noblest in their visions has. Chter. I know there are some such ; a | 4
already received practical expression. _ Satherings in which my wife and I are i al Pe
| : always personally named in the devo- Va ee
ee i ea tions, and, of course, other mission- Vn
Rey. W. U. _ Our friends will be sorry aries are equally privileged in the circles iH al a4
Bassett. to hear that Rev. W. U.. where they are well known.” aS He ie
_., Bassett has had to under- | Let this testimony remind us again that’ Bi |
go an operation for appendicitis. The the Church at home most effectually par- Hat Wh
complaint seized him for the second time ticipates in the work abroad by constant a ii
at Christmas, and though the attack was and prevailing intercession. _ ih : a
again overcome, the doctor advised that. ~ ea 3
/ as early as convenient there should be an ' Miss E. M. ‘It is very sad to*relate , ; ai wey
operation to prevent a recurrence of the Squire, B.A. that Miss Ethel Squire a \ i
malady. Arrangements were made for has met with a terrible | z Ay
a the operation to take place at Nairobi accident in which she was nearly burnt Wa
| about the 10th of March. We earnestly to death. In some way her clothes caught HI al \
\ hope our honoured missionary has had a fire, and in her efforts to extinguish it : at i ed
4 ' successful operation, for as he will be her hands and arms, head and neck were te i oy
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ee he: badly burnt. She lay for days in a very Arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Worthing-
I | critical condition but under most careful Rev. R. T. ton safely, arrived in Eng-
} eae nursing she is recovering. Although a Worthington. land on March Ist. On
(4 | martyr to a malady which inflicted con- account ‘of the death of j
oa | stant pain, Miss Squire had taken charge | Mrs. Worthington’s father (Mr. Mackee) »
1 | | of a small village school in Yorkshire, they altered their plans and came direct
| where she found some relief for the mind, _ to England instead of travelling home-
eee if not for the body, in congenial occupa- | ward via Canada. Since they landed their
mo. | | tion. She conducted the service once a_ little daughter has been seriously ill, and
i Beh fee month in the village Wesleyan chapel, ‘we deeply sympathize with our honoured a
iB ee af and she preached at Ashford when at friends whcse home-coming is shadowed
‘a a Lt home on vacation, and addressed W.M.A. by both bereavement and ~ affliction.*
Se tI meetings as she had opportunity. Her | Our Churches will accord them the
oa | 1 | brave spirit was surmounting her afflic- warmest welcome and eagerly await the | |
oe 1 tion, and it is deeply distressing to learn opportunity of hearing from their lips the |
a a of this painful accident which has laid story of our Mission in Meru. {
< pane her so low again. We ask our readers - seemed ee i |
on ie ft * at ss a hae * Later news indicates 2
ae a to pray for her complete restoration. . PLA MIeGdIe ARTO EHS eee eee
~ a teed 2 ; |
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a Drawbacks to Missionary Principal ©, FADUMA,
mae . s B.D. (Yale), U.M. Colle-
a Work in Africa. ‘giate School, Freetown. |
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F 4 . | l [The substance of a lecture deliveredin Freetown. ] philosophy of religion and comparative ;
i NL Bee : E are now living in an age of religion, besides annual lectures on mis-
Fee | I W intense missionary activity. The sions from returned missionaries. Men
| if : , Christian Church jis realising and -women are not expected to rush
Bs a ae mote than ever what is meant by “the heedlessly into the foreign field ; they. are
a i Kingdom of God.” The Saviour’s com- §!ven an intelligent preparation for their
mee | | mission, “Go and disciple all nations,”-. Prospective fields of labour.
a = gs is studied more closely than it ever was There is much which is speculative in
eT tins tes before. From the Church are proceed- the study of the philosophy of missions.
| | al ing men and women with consecrated Nevertheless, missionary work in the
aa ee t zeal, and lips touched with holy fire, to twentieth century has passed or is pass-
a | Boe publish the name of Christ at“home and ing from the region of speculation to! that
Se ii | is abroad. Where Churches: have been of reality, from the stage, of uncertainty
eee | | i slow to move, individuals have gone out, and experiment to that of certainty and |
Ea ae H depending on personal efforts and the verification. :
mime it strength of Jehovah. The missionary Missionary work has its successes as . h
= | bai temperature of the Church is rising every well as failures. In attempting to carry
HE Ply year. The spiritual system of that out the Divine plan, sometimes the
a i ao organism of the Church whose tempera- human element fails. The work of salva-
| DS ieee ture is not rising is in a bad condition, tion combines the human element and
a aa ‘ and needs spiritual life to quicken it to the Divine.. As workers we are instru-
mee fe comprehend the commission “Go ye.” ments in God’s hand. These instruments
Hl ee i There are now about six hundred are made of various materials, from the
Ye i foreign missionary societies obeying the polished marble to the rough stone. So»
Ba | ] : call of the Master. to win the world for long as human instruments are used in
Be Christ. Missionary work is no longer the carrying out of God’s plan, we need
; | tentative. It has become a_ serious not expect perfection. In pointing out |
oes | | His study, a science for all. Throughout the some of the drawbacks of missionary
i oy largest universities of the land are to be’ work, I do so in a spirit which is far
a) found volunteer bands and chairs on the from critical. I approach the subject
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with much sympathy, and crave of my large infusion of Shemitic elements. : a i
hearers the same. The failures or draw- From Upper Congo to the Cape of Good Ve.
backs are reminders of. our need of Hope in the South, we have a peculiar’ -. | ;
Divine help. If this work of soul-saving family of the Nigritic stock, the Bantu, ie i
were of man, it would have ceased long with its dental, guttural, and labial clicks, he \/
ago. Because the Divine hand is guiding or with the letter R dropped off and sub- ( oan
it, we are not discouraged at failures, stituted.for L, as is found among the wea iN)
but are willing to improve when better Congos. The missionary is, tempted to te 1s
methods are found out. I regard it as replace these languages by his owh; but Hi ie
already evident that there are drawbacks all such short cuts. will prove. failures. ia i
in missionary work. A few ef these I When the Disciples’ were gathered to- i |
shall attempt to enumerate and describe. . gether in Jerusalem during Pentecost, ie !
waiting for the baptism of the Holy a a
(1) THE LANGUAGES OF AFRICA. Spirit, the miultitude which assembled ty (
These are innumerable. In the British out of every nation under heaven, was A i }
Colony of Sierra Leone, West Africa, astonished to hear them speak, each one Hi ey
_ not less than forty native languages are in the language of his people!. Such a > SE
spoken, In this respect, however, Sierra thing had never been heard. “How hear | | k
Leone is peculiar. Nevertheless, for we,” they inquired, “every man in our hs i i
almost every tribe, there is a language .own tongue wherein we were born?” (oe i ve
J in Africa. The language of the Congos The African people must hear the word Wiig i
differs from that of the Yorubas, the of God in their own language. The fs a i! -
Susus differ from the Jolofs, the Limbas English or other European languages are Ha:
from Fantis, the Eboes from the Hausas. valuable aids, in’ the evolution of the a i Lg
| In the northern portions cf the continent, native mind from heathénism to Chris- We Wea
the Arabic language predominates. In _ tianity.‘ They contain treasures in philo- | |
the central portions, and reaching as far sophy and the natural sciences with f ni i i
| as the Congo, we have the Sudanese, which they cannot very well dispense. | i fe
or Nigritic stock proper, whose languages Let the white man’s language be studied, i a ae
is and dialects vary as the tribés. ‘In these . but not to replace the native. None of ne Wf
regions, the languages differ from these the European languages is poetic enough, irae a)
spoken in North Africa, which have a none is as euphonious, none touches the - a i ,
oe \CRAY \ a) ee
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f i peal tender chords of the soul, and makes versed. in oriental languages, could not
ie 1 he them vibrate in harmony with the music .speak, and up to the present the majority |
ie i | of heaven and the great heart of God, as cannot speak, the language of their
|) | the native language, spoken to a native. parents. It was, often difficult to have
q | If God is to be seen, felt, and ‘inter- natives as missionaries to.the interior. ,
Wl | preted, let this be done by the eyes, the They were as ignorant of the languages
i pe y ears, and the understanding: of the of their country as the foreign mission-
eae native. The aim and purpose of Chris- ary. One of the tests of a call to a
ime | eet tian ‘missions is not to Anglicize, foreign field should be the ability. to study
oe Americanize, or Germanize the world, and acquire ldnguages. It is a natural
dH al Te but to Christianize it. The growth of as well as an acquired gift.
‘ A } F ; the soul, in’ order that it may be fruitful, In the early days of missionary endéa-
i 1} must be natural. What manifold bless- your in the colony of Sierra. Leone, con-
hae he} ings the English Colony of Sierra. siderable emphasis -was laid upon an
a E Leone and her sister Colonies in West English education, while the study of the
A Lee tale Africa would have been in the Chris- aboriginal languages was neglected.
BS fi tianization of their interior tribes, if in Natives went to college to study Virgil,
maa | | addition to the study of the English Homer, Horace and Herodotus and are
Ss as language, the native languages were also still pursuing the beaten path. The test
= Ge a eat studied and reduced to a system in all of the educated native has long been a
ce | ie their schools! As far as I know, _for classical one. The public orator often
i i } | nearly seventy years, no native language refers to Greece and Rome. He uses jaw-
i aa was studied in any of the schools in the breaking words and classical allusions
a | dee ae British Colony of Sierra Leone in West that would make Quintilian stare and
a i} Africa, not even in the mission schools. gasp. The same speaker cannot tell the
‘a In most of these schools, the students, story ‘of the gospel to his benighted
| hie es Rel eS eke ak : Limba or Mendi brother. Gospel preach-
i Sod ca pe i iio Sas PES oS se} ing is on ‘the decline because the
a | \ Tene oe a | “: language of the pulpit is not natural, it
aS ql be ( ie Sek wet Pe Ar pes ; Fg Oar! is the language of the school. While the
ml i Oikos a8 [ME Tig ga ENS ws car is tickled and pleased with the beau-
| Vea ok NR Wh tee) Ye ties of style and diction, the heart remains
oe | | ‘Ae ae Sn oe SHOT 4) (= carnal because not touched. Desiring to
mee ie po ee EP NA ie a Oe) be ornate in style, he loses inspiration
il ae Ee Se yee $43 and is afraid to deliver himself without
|| fee NN ae A ye ‘e “oe his paper. The lawyer at the bar, the —
ee a | i 7 a aa ge—@ politician at the hustings, the trader
ee he haa a > < Wes Bee behind the counter deal with their hearers
| | Mi UN i, lai a i F Gees Me 4 and customers face to face, because the
ee | Pie lle ie aay fe, | Cag) | Eee e) §=face is’the mirror, of the soul. It may be
sae pel es Aad jaf me i Shae English to address your hearers in
mii ht / we fe YU) |). | ee > written forms, but it is un-African, and
- i eae OIA bes Ny Vee | @ieeet eee) because it is un-African, it is a distinct
Vi Be me ee if Ved Gee @ 2 loss in preaching the gospel to Africans
|| cosy fare | | | eee 8 eee
ime ot faces OF io Ed oe j Ba ed vo =) especially so to the unlettered. The inspira-
Sea i Hae? Sat i (f 3 |) Bee tion which the pulpit must give should .
He Vidi 7. i ee | come not from Homer, Virgil and their |
es tee a hes :% 4 it , ae like, but from Moses, Isaiah, the herds-
BEM Tes HS bal a ae i \ ae : man of Tekoa, Elijah, Paul, the. four.
A Ae i ey a re evangelists and the Christ. Such an in-
ee nae h fe ea is : \ of ee spiration will be intensified if-one can — |
he rhs aS age oem | | Geese deliver the message to the Mendi man, |
A aaa BE CS ne — =) the Timne, the Yoruban in their own |
| | a i a me native languages—the languages of their |
FT | i eo ae. S eee eee) §©=6 souls—and not in English, the language
in SM pace EAA aun of the white man’s soul.
me BR Misisminweatitisar CSR ee (To be continued.) 4
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The Serpent of the By DZANG LING a)
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| White Water-Lily Lake. Student, Wenchow College. Be
(The First Class students were asked their faces became pale, and they seemed i Ay
to write an essay on “Wenchow. Folk- to want to cry, and then they sank. Beal | id
. lore” as “homework,” and one of our The news spread all over the city, and Me \/
Christian students sent in the above. when the Mandarin heard of it he said: 1 ee
Apart from a few. minor, grammatical ‘ “It is surely the Serpent Demon that has |) \
corrections, the essay is given as it came done this.”” So he made a proclamation Ht ioe
from his pen.—T. M. GaucE.) to stop the people ‘from sinking into the i |
) lake day by day. Thus on the next day ny i is
ET me tell you the story of the all the people flocked to the lake on foot a a ook
Wenchow West. Gate White to see some old “T’a t’a” (lady) go to ee
Water-Lily Lake. the Western Heaven. i ra
Many years ago a serpent lived in the The official had had a straw man made, Li i :
| White Water-Lily Lake. By the side of . and having placed a quantity of poison. He 4
, this lake there was a temple, and many i” It, he dressed it ina fine garment, and a hie
| an old lady came to this temple, to had it carried in a four-bearer chair to He S|
worship. ; the lake. Just at noonday the white He Het
| O sd eek : .._water-lily bloomed again, ‘so they seated li i i Ke :
bl a ae ay ae ea Pa ee ent 'the straw man on it. As soon as the ~ a hag d
; ie a o a i: oa a e me é ne straw man was seated on it, the flower | ae Ir
rats ; a SEAS oe Soe a © sank, but after a while, the water of the ; Ht Pi
ve Oe ay, 5 a Leas Pe | a lake began to bubble and swirl and be- Waa Ms
| Ege ea thi o oe ; urely t : came_a blood-red colour, so that all the i PH los
Be 30 i a ee th oe eka es people were wondering at it. el ee
Baas Per See cae cs tenn Some days after, the Mandarin gave an | A | ae
5 ets ies order to have all the water drawn off. E a i ;
Now the old ladies were all eager to This was done, and they soon found a, Bei) 1 foe
| go to the Western Paradise, so they heap of human bones, rings, ear-rings, He i
be gathered together and discussed the etc... mixed with the serpent’s bones. a West:
matter : “Mrs. So-and-so must go first,. Afterwards the, people said this flower | ea |e
then Mrs. So-and-so——.” Thus every was the serpent’s tongue, so they called iH Rs
| noonday an old lady descended into the the lake, “Bah Lie Doa,” the White — a i i
| water, but when they sat on the lily, Water-Lily Lake. Hi
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4 Wenchow College Day Students _ [Rev. T. M. Gauge. ‘ ; « it | Hs i a
leaving at Midday, : | i i 4 “4
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‘ if
iq 4, THANKS. tion of a missionary sermon on the third |
a 1 Be ie R. PRINCIPAL REDFERN _ Sunday in each month.
ia : WV writing ex voyage to, China 2. The resolution~ that the Church
ee i | desires us to express his “thanks should give to’ Missions one-tenth of its .
a aa ts to all the good friends who by their kind- entire income.
qi ness contributed towards making their 3. Every member is asked to subscribe
i a> 3 stay in the Homeland a season of hap- — systematically.
imo) bs piness and refreshment for soul and 4, The Sunday School in its morning
i) pa body.” The complete letter has, by the — session is devoted to missionary study.
8 i oA kindness of the Editor, appeared in the We give this without comment. “‘Go
in pe: “United Methodist,” as it was too late . and do ye likewise.”
| fie die for our March issue. Mr. Redfern and
ees his family, ,we trust, have arrived safely W.M.M.S.
a | f at Ningpo. More rejoicing with others: may it
i ce WESTMINSTER CHAPEL. presage our own abundant joy in a few
ee EB at We follow Dr. Campbell Morgan to short weeks. - The Wesleyan Methodist
a i | Australia with our prayers. (Submarine Missionary Society asked from the Home
ee ! Soc oe ove ite dangers are deferring his departure.) Church to meet the cost of the work for
: q eS). eat We have a most marvellous statement 1917, £171,000, and that (as usual) the
mei | | in the last issue cf the “L.M.C." entire income should be received by
— ee Chronicle.”’, January 31st. Before noon on that’ day
4 t Since Dr. Morgan began his ministry, the Treasurers were able to announce
Bem | ho a in’1904, the contributions from Westmin- that the money had been received, indeed
as y } | | ster Chapel have risen from £6 to over jit was £171,609. Two other facts tran-
| ie. : £1,000 per annum. Some of the reasons spire: it is:nearly £10,000 in advance of
: Wi bY \ for this increase are : last year’s income, and it is the highest
ee. Pee aa 1. The abandonment of the Missionary. ordinary income on record.
iS. | foo Anniversary (so-called) and the substitu- 3 |
Rie oe : ANOTHER NEW TONGUE.
SS a rT a Be ke pe an ona no I mn Still another triumph. In February
; ct Be le eA See oe “S| we reported that since the war broke out
Se Hy ae sean hes the Bible Society had published some
a Bley pune i ~=portions of the Gospel in eighteen new .
— Be Per ae | ay? We languages. “The Bible in the World”
an | is teh? ae A reports in its last issue that “the Dinkas, a
mel # fe otherwise known as Jieng, a people living
i Hak: along both banks of the White Nile, be-
ty a ae Be de yoo LT a ren: tween latitude 6° and 10° north of the i
il coat a. Equator, have just received St. Mark’s |
|| ' H ee ck Ne sia iin oe eee oe .. @ Gospel in their own péculiar dialect. “He
i i ae . URL sats x shall have dominion from sea to sea, and |
a i aes AE Se en ee pon the river unto the ends of the
nil Hes ae Dicck: ES OH RSD oy OUR NATIVITY HYMN,
ih he | Ma i filles Mee oe vac pas (eae Soa i Es a 3 ‘ Ra
Me te a ; ttn eee aT datas ae The Hymn for Christ’s Birthday,
ie i wa Pe ee pe a Cran. which appeared in our December num-
ae Baa he eee Ee a moe nac| ber, has been prepared for the Rev.
A: | Na ood tee fe nee, eer cd F. B. Turner, to be sung in Tientsin.
Aime Te eh DES ahaa il Se amiiek 4 Voc ck at On one sheet there appears the English
Phe Oe ee ea hymn, the same in Chinese .character, :
M ea = Sele ae and in the Romanised. form of Chinese.
lt | nal Re me «= Anyone Curious to, see it may have one ;
ee he eee free on application to the Editor: if more
Wa hlee, : — than one be desired, remittance at the
: ' ‘ ; : tf a & City Gate, Peking. (Prin. H. S. Redfern. ; rate of a penny for three. ‘
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Missionary Box. W. D GUNSTONE. : at
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BOUT a dozen years ago, when .who wish to free themselves from con- 4 | MS
A I was the M.N.C. Connexional demnation. It is a family or local con- md
Christian Endeavour Secretary, tribution. In many of our families there ‘ i Vf
it was my joy to secure a widespread are some former scholars and church- oe i
; adoption of the Itinerant Missionary members who unfortunately have ceased ae
Box, by which several hundred pounds to attend our services. They have lean- at
were raised year by year. It was ings towards the various organizations. Ha | ey
worked largely through the I.B-R.A., of the Church, and\ are willing to aid. | i) ii
and Endeavour ‘societies. It has This gives such an opportunity. It i I se
occurred to me, that with. the bigger may serve*to remind them of a happy - He og
: denomination, and therefore a larger past relation and service. y i 5
number of Christian Endeavour or In addition to the financial aid to the Hi 1 ee
| equivalent societies, Missionary Society, it will: tend to. Hi i
develop interest and workers. We are ee oa
| FIVE HUNDRED, OR. EVEN A THOUSAND learning the mistake and weakening Hs ie
POUNDS A YEAR MIGHT EASILY BE SECURED. “offect of Ht He
‘ BAN S| ;
The plan was to have a missionary MAKING GRE ewer AND | i Pe
| box, and to get each Endeavourer to ; Jos j # i a Dy fe
take it for just one week in the. year. in the Churches we have aimed at Wa Ni 3
The box was brought to each meeting, eliminating strain and sacrifice. It is a fh es
and the money counted by the collector contradiction of the whole spirit of our a Hog
‘ and treasurer, and entered in a book-~ religion. The compulsion to erect anew el oY eS
kept for the purpose. The money was ,church permanently, developed in that i hr e
of course kept by the treasurer, and the generation the ability ‘to keep a church | i oe
empty, hungry box was given to a fresh vigorous. Whereas the generation that 4 i i) fe
Endeavourer to feed lovingly during the finds the house built and garnished, | Ht i \ 4
| following week. At the end of a month often lacks powér to use it as an instru- Ta es
or a quarter, the amount for each week ai ,
was read, and ne total announced. It ae a hd ig
is not» recommended that the name of - Hae LA
the collectors should be given (though | a |
it was recorded in the treasurer’s book), A Ce ) METHOD, SE a r,t
but something in the following form, ; We elsr\ HS aa ei
which is an.exact copy of our own En- AU CHURCH MISSIONS) ei | 1
deavour Society for the last four weeks. \ Ey aaa J ie. ©
Se NUS
i ALIFAX NORTH CIRCUIT, LEM Biome) / Eee RES a
ee CHURCH, « =n BY AY ail |B
Juniors. Seniors. Total. ; y = SS a ‘Ny Ay ‘ a i de
siiweek 40400 Ss ae 4 A NAY ay a
Pad ed ee aS S NA) Wea
a 28 0 Oto, 0 Tt AW We
: Ae, 12a D0 0 > Gj y 1 a
It is quite.a new enterprise at Salem, ZY, Y yy) ut ' i‘
and yet in four weeks we have secured’ TY), YY Sa
. atotal of 41 1s. At a small Junior yy JU hae it
Society at Ambler Thorn, £1 7s. was Yy Yi) yy | y Vi ey a }
subscribed last year by this method. It If Yi Uj A VY, aa = |
is clearly understood that the collector if Y yj A, YY a yy
does not bring the box-to the church Y/, iy Y ; i Hl | |
door or to the Sunday School, where it Hy \h Ya Yigg i ie A
/ . is assumed that plenty of opportunity / if ee Py) a
of helping, in this greatest and most Siaa aie bes i a at i
4. urgent of all causes, is given to those | Fer Jesu’s sake! ea ‘ieee
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ae ed ment. The horrible w 1 i
i i | : ar with all its
ql ie a exactions and hardships and strain, has Good
| | just succeeded in rescuing thousands e By the Rev.
“ae It from an indulgent self-preservation and Friday ¢ EDWARD SHILLITO.
| | uselessness. For a moment all their Roi
ah power of endurance is called forth, and (april Stb:)
ee he they find themselves able to do and Why should | keep one mournful day,
a | suffer and work. The worth of their Whoa day tod ounis Its pain?
mei | powers has been revealed in their use. er Oey tO Bay rape us. P
oe qi) The Church needs and must have the Why, in a world of dying, stay
a fi: moral equivalents of war. It must make To lift the Cross again !
ae I its demands upon the courage and strain ;
a] of its members. One of the most suc- Ate there so few who need my tears,
pen | if cessful and perhaps most self-supporting That | of ancient woes must read ?
oa of the Wesleyan Missions—a mission Why squander on the proud dead years
ee tee that sprang from the root of a decadent The gift of living need ?
SS a chapel—took for its motto, “Every - ;
mae | ee cone in class, and a mis- But in His cry | hear all cries:
oS i ech py sionary box in every family.” Its mem- : ; ‘
aa | peo: t bership has reached huge proportions, Wiel Ate nea manne je mer

a Li seen, recorded contributions of £500. How then should | forget?
— The mission made its appeal to heroism ;
i ie | and by it it is sustained, Our I.B.R.A. This was the Day, when stark and hare
a | and Endeavour Societies, and Guilds, God’s secret, wounded heart, was plain:
i | will be much healthier for the exertion Oh, Love, that throbbed with pity there,
a : inspired by the cause and the conscious- . Break through this day again!
mea | | ‘oe ness that they are effectively aiding to.
a | ie support those who are working abroad —From ‘‘ The Omega, and other poems ’’ (Black-
oe || I { for the Master. well, Oxford), by kind permission of the author.
a
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| _ THE LONDON MISSIONARY MEETINGS, April 23rd. ¢
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eS ll Hea = City Demple, Holborn Wiaduct, @.¢. = 9
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ai | # Afternoon: HOME MISSIONS, 2.30. =
oe il } i | ‘= Chairman: JOHN ROSE BENNETT, Esa., J.P., C.C., ‘pecs the twontylone years) /elve: me v=
we | I Vp EY = 4 Conference Secretary. , back all it ‘ i 1ts ehipe =
|| 8 } Ms Speakers: Rev. S. GORDON, Chairman London itech el a aay and teach et ke hata ch a '
: | i \ i = District: Rev. W. P. RHODES, C.F., and Rev. | wrecks, its standings in the face of death, =
ti i i \ = : JOHN MOORE, Secretary. give it me surrounded by savages with =
“3 i i ; 1 a Evening: FOREIGN MISSIONS, 6.30. spears and clubs, with the spears flying a
= | M He \ = ChaitmaneTHOSCA. MORDEY, Esa, J.P. (Cardiff). round mé and the club knocking me to the =
ie Bi i} Hat = Speakers: The President (Rev. T. J. COX), Rev. F.J. | ground—give me all these, and1 will stillbe =
LE i} i DYMOND (Yunnan), Principal T W. CHAPMAN, Oux missionary <2 pes! Chalmers i
ee = M.Sc. ,(Wenchow), Rev. R. 1. WORTHINGTON | * e =
Pe oF Say = (East Africa), Rev. C. STEDEFORD, Secretary. =
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By Mrs. R. S. HALL. | a i
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E know a good deal about the were decidedly less dirty than we ex- ‘ i og
W moral and religious side of the pected. But at what a risk to the mother ! Wea a
Chinese people ; their ignorance Her five-days’-old baby lay clean and j iu og
and superstition, the many idols which happy on the bed, but the mother was a oe
they worship, and so forth, have long on her feet, dressed and attending to eh fi ys
been familiar to us. Perhaps we are not household matters! With lessons learned - ! He Fock
quite so conversant with the social side in my midwifery course under one of ‘the i ig
of the life of the Celestials.- In the fol- foremost lady doctors of England, my vt i
lowing article that side is put before us. first words were an urgent request that He He 2fs
. We welcome such a contribution, and she should lie down. We ly #
those who read it will find instruction and We left her a little food’ and some Hae i
pleasure in doing so. The writer, though money. The latter gave, her quite a a oe
: not oné of our own missionaries, is a shock of joy. Perspiration stood on her. A a @
great helper in the work of the schools’ forehead as she thanked Miss Ferguson, Head |. 8
in Ningpo. and assured her that she would join the ii py oa
The letter is addressed to Mrs. Brook, Church as soon as she recovered. She ih |) ee
of Ningpo. ~ had already been to Kae Ming San a i sah
Church near by, and heard something of . iW ee
| Visiting in Chinese Homes. the Gospel. Pray that she may feel her Ma) i | i
Ey pakcue Ae here. need of a Saviour and seek to know more, i me yet I
not as a means of temporal help—though val i oe
“China is one vast slum!” This it is only natural that this side of mis- a Woy
remark of one who had lived out here sionary work appeals to these poor ih | } ie
many years came to my mind this after- creatures—but that she may get her sins a bk A
ce noon as I made my way through a laby-. forgiven and learn how to teach her chil- ea , |
rinth of miserable dwellings. Dr. Swallow dren of the true God. Hal a bil
had visited the home of a patient of his The baby? Yes, it looked healthy. et a 2
in this part of Ningpo city a few days They would sell it very soon, the mother Nn a
| before, and had found that the wife of told us. “What! sell your’ baby!” a ae
a blind man whom he was treating in the. “Well, you see, my husband is blind and. ve i eB
_U.M. Hospital had given birth to afourth cannot work, and there are three others. q ni i de
child two days before. One of the chil- We cannot get food for them all.” u| | LG
dren was evidently suffering from some Miss Ferguson prayed at the woman’s He a
form of tuberculosis, and the whole bedside, and one of the neighbours, who | at j bee
family was miserably poor. ‘Thé doctor © had followed us, in Chinese fashion, re- Aan He ies
arranged for the little fellow to come to marked to another, “What wonderful a P
: the hospital. - He also asked Miss,Fergu- love! Did you ever see such a thing as i ait
son and me to visit the mother. Although these two foreigners thus showing’ such aE A ,
we both teach at the Methodist College, kindness.” The husband, who had come ah Vee
and thank God for the opportunities this from the hospital that day to visit his VW ie
| gives us of reaching boys and young men wife, was returning on the ‘morrow with a He é&
| with the Gospel, yet we feel more the sick boy. He groped his way to the # a a Ho
specially drawn to work among Chinese street after us when we took our Hl Ad
es women. So it was with joy that we departure. Just a little vision he Hasyn a 4 =
_- aeceded to his request. and he asked us eagerly, “Will you pray | al ik i
i Considering that our visit was entirely that I may get back my sight?” h a |
\ unexpected, the house and the children Bump! bump! through the narrow a es
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} Bey streets of the city, in rickshaws which very next holiday we had. ‘The farmer,
my | | always make us repent we did not walk; we learned, was a Christian, but not his

oy || | then the cleaner, brighter Foreign Settle- wife, and Miss Ferguson gathered that
i b | ment; then the compound, with its rest- she was rather a hindrance to the spread

ss ful pot of green, its bushes full of bloom- of the Gospel there. She told her there-
: \ t | ing roses, and on the verandah of one of fore that in the afternoon we were hold-
i Ht Rey ee the houses such a beautiful fat baby. Its ing a meeting in thé house of a Chinese | -

i es parents dote upon her. I told the fond doctor in the next village, and would be
< é i mother of the home we had come from. pleased for her to come and hear the doc-
a ' “And they are going to sell the baby!” trine. Sure enough, she walked in to-
y i Ly .* JT exclaimed. “Yes, the Chinese do,” she wards the close of the meeting, and Miss
i) said placidly. : Ferguson had a talk with her afterwards
- Hi | Be i : 2 ‘ 4
eel : tbe Sinn The previous week, Miss Ferguson and Pray that she may listen to the Gospel
a If I had spent a day’s holiday in a country and accept Jesus Christ as her Saviour. |
ee i i} , village two hours’ journey distant. Of On the Monday at college we told the
oy i} : the several homes we then visited one youth how we had visited his home, seen
| oe was that of a rich farmer, whose son was _ the litter of ‘seventeen little piggies, etc. |
: | a student in our college. I thought the His face showed his,pleasure, though he
Sa Be 1S. puea: ) g
mie | | : man was a farm-labourer when I first said little, except regretting that he had |
“ i if ; saw him, and was surprised when he told not been at home. But the fact of our
mae | us what houses and land he owned! visit had a good influence, Miss Ferguson .
el i | | Although we had never met before, his said, on her whole class. We are glad |
Bs Na eo Bw wife gave us such a welcome, for her of anything to prove that we are their
ff | boy’s sake, of course. It was a Chinese friends as well as their teachers.
| 1: ee feast day, and we were pressed to stay A great event in a rson’s life i |

i 5 : J \ grec person’s life in

- i ae Ee for the mid-day meal. ‘Miss Ferguson China is their attaining sixty years—the |
Ae S| al . explained that we were already engaged completion of the first cycle they call it. |
ae | : to “eat rice” in another home, “Ah! The term amuses me, as if implying that
| t ' our food is not good encugh,” the woman. other cycles would be completed in due
— j explained sorrowfully. We promised course—hardly to be expected on earth
oe it definitely to come and eat with them the this side the millennium! We = are
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scarcely likely, too, in many years to we would come and have a little service We i
attend two such festivals in a single day, of praise for God’s” sparing her sixty A J
as Miss Ferguson and I did recently. years. So at least we understood | it, Ta hf
One was in the home of the Chief Com- though the relative’s remark that the old i i /
: missioner for Foreign Affairs, etc., and lady had “fiercely few” guests gave us Ve WH
his mother was the lady whose “first another motive for the invitation! How- ae |)
cycle’? was celebrated. For weeks before- .ever, we promised to make a brief call a \
hand preparations had ‘been going for- “just to pray.” When we got there, Tera
ward, and the decorations of the house, however, we were disconcerted to find a Hei i
the numerous and handsome gifts, the Chinese band making weird music, one i Hoo
-- rich dresses of the ladies of the family, and another of the musicians taking turn oa to
. and the courteous treatment we received, at singing in the high falsetto voice which HO ae
were all things to be remembered.’ Down is usual in China. We were conducted iy i eB
both sides of the long reception room to seats of honour, and tea was served, i an bo
were handsome congratulatory scrolls. but I’m afraid our faces grew somewhat ae Pee
One was from the Government at Peking, grave, if not gloomy, as we listened per- Ha i x
and many were from high officials. In force to the native music and could see my i i
another room many thick red candles— no opportunity for the prayer and service i Wo
| another feature of Chinese festivals— for which we had come. ; ie I] sy
were burning on the table on which other But [ am glad to say God enabled my hia he
gifts were spread. Although the food friend to be true to the purpose of our |) ie
; was Chinese, it was “served foreign lives, and very soon, explaining that we | bales
fashion,”’ so we had knives and forks and. must leave to keep another appointment, Wea dock
serviettes and the other et ceteras of'an she said, “Would you not like me to pray ie a ¢
English dinner. Some. of the dishes before we go?” Consent was promptly * wa
served, I was told, were very; very ex- given, the band was stopped, and the ' i 1 13
| pensive. After the oyster soup came men and guests looked on astonishéd as He i 1 An
shark’s fins, of which I had often read we stood in the centre of that great ae a 2
but never before tasted. Birds’-nest soup. chamber and offered prayer. Mine, I we Hh
was another. I am afraid I was not as fear, was inaudible, but Miss Ferguson “i gy ij
appreciative as I should have been of thanked God for His mercy to the lady (a LA
these rare Pekingese dishes. The British whose birthday was being celebrated, and a i |
consul and his wife and other foreigners that He had spared her to learn of Him- Was
were’ present, including some lady mis- , self and His salvation, and that each ae a i
sionaries from the Church Missionary member of the family and the company He a 4 |
Society. The lady whose birthday it was present might come to a saving know- — Te aie
is a member of that church, and.the only ledge of the truth. One doesn’t get, tae pe led
Christian in her family. . photographs ef such scenes, but it will . ie a Ps
| The other sexagenarian whom .we be long imprinted on my memory. ay f face
' visited that day was a woman who had Prayer was offered by the Christian rela- Ve tas
recently renounced idolatry, partly as the tive, a sweet-faced woman of real spiri- il La
ps result of a wonderful dream her son had. tual experience and by the old lady her- iat iid
Miss Ferguson had been asked to go and | self. In the hush which followed we - a i a
pray in the house, upstairs and down, as. made our way towards the entrance. But He 4 4
| it were to dedicate the home to the true one does net get away thus easily in ea i: i
God whom now she wished to serve. I- China, however pressing the next engage- ey Wp
felt greatly moved as |] stood with the ment.. The women rushed upon my Ta ad
members of the family and my friend, and friend, and I looked on amazed at a sort etl iy | g
| _watched their earnest faces as she of tug-of-war between Miss Ferguson Hat i ¢
prayed, realizing something of what it and. her Chinese friends. As Chinese a TE
meant to them to.make such a stand thus etiquette would have been outraged if I a i hee
late in life. Of such incidents I had read’ had thrown myself intc the contest upon | ie 4 A i
| often in missionary magazines and letters, her side, I. merely looked on! In a wee ve
4 but little thought I should one day be an minute or two the unequal struggle ended i al io 4
i eye-witness of such a scene. When this by her surrender to superior numbers. Hae a
_ Convert was completing her “cycle” she I meekly followed as she was pulled up- a i ol
1 got a Christian relative to request that stairs, and there, as we would not wait Pt al:
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i bo for the later feast, a special table was Let us give Him our life, our time, and
sy 1 | at once spread for us, and the women-| our money, and thus help forward the
| folk of the family gathered to eat with missionary cause.
1 us and listen to Miss Ferguson, exclaim- St
| ing at her proficiency in their language. It is hoped shortly to publish a booklet
ae | | [ One of the guests, a very bright woman, of printed prayers for use in our monthly
: i f exclaimed delightedly at learning we were meetings. This will meet a_ long-felt
4 iy teachers at: Fi-dih College, for now Miss want, and help many to take audible part
Bs | : i F. could set her heart at rest concerning in the meetings who have hitherto not
es q } her eldest “sonnie.”? He was at a similar done so, and will lead, we hope, to more
oi i missionary institution in Shanghai, and extempore praying in the future. .The
| it she had heard they’ had athletics and books, when published, can be had from ;
Bee | games there which she felt sure her little myself at the price of one penny each.
= k i boy was not strong enough for. Would
ee i} : Miss Ferguson ask Mr. Sheppard kindly
= | to write the Principal at Shanghai, re- Montbly Prayer Meeting. ;
a | } questing that he might be excused from Hymns :
S | ese such? Of course, Miss Ferguson prom- © “All hail the power of Jesu’s Name.”
Bey f pet ised, and the mother looked very happy ik gave My life for thee.”
| oe and explained, “ You see, my eldest son ‘Take my life, and let it be.”
| tI is very precious to me.” We could also Scripture : (See below). -
ea Sob Y ‘ see her other children were, and as Miss Prayer :
mal Ferguson and I have each a warm heart Week beginning—
22 | for baitns, we appreciate a mother’s April Ist.—East Africa : Mazeras Cir-
= | | ' satisfaction. — Sa a Rev. J. B. Griffiths. Acts |
x ak he mae Tepe 5 :
ey It is decided that our annual Council April 8th.—For many conversions.
ee ie a meeting shall not be held this year, in Acts ix. 1—9... :
oe | iy view of national circumstances and the April 15th.—The Laoling Circuit (19).
ie If higher cost of travelling. The reason- Rev. W. Eddon. 1 Cor. xv. 1—10.
nS Wl i ableness of this step will be appreciated April 22nd.—Our Ningpo College (37)- ks
a i : by all. I feel confident that our mem- ‘Principal H. S. Redfern, M.Sc. John viii.
i a bers will not fail us in this time of 31—36.
| i national strain. We, are all called upon April 29th.—West Africa: Sierra
ed I} i i to give up something, and even to sacri- Leone Churches (71). Rev. A. E. Green-
|) 1 fice. ' What does. it mean for our mis-. smith, John xv. 1—10.
a sionaries and their brave wives to 80 :
BSS |) i Mate forth prepared to endure privations un- = ih heh known to us, face dangers undreamed i
ee at i of, and make sacrifices so great that were A Den of Leopards.
ee | we called to do likewise we should per- “So 5 3 :
aia |i haps shrink therefrom? Tet us ‘think . °O invariably was she comforted, so
He ol also what ‘those on the fields of battle invariably preserved from harm, that her
Tp H i five cuorifeed!. They vhave given up. reliance upon a higher strength became
Sih | Fee position and ipatart eo that they an: instinctive habit: It conquered her
il Reet may stand between us and the foe, that natural netvousness and apprehension.
ie it Ate we may live in safety and security. She had frequently to take ‘long journeys
ii. i] What can we do? What can we sacri- through Hie foreek with the leopards
ae ij fice this year? In other words, what are Senses around her. Once 1 did nOe
i] i} we willing to give up? Jesus said, Cig, Deer mae Stony of Daniel in the lions’
iI i ‘ My sake, and the gospels.” But He who den,’ she once said, ‘ until I had. to take
He i | \-uttered these words gave even more— : ie mi those awful marches. Then I |
a Hees. fs “T oave My life’ for thee CS ie eee and that ih Was waitten
a H i Bea a hash for my comfort. Many a time I walked
a l is What ewe oe ies oe Him Who ae Bea aged ee Dans See
| i ees oS eir mouths,” and He' did. \
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Native Mind. i i
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REMEMBER that I am under promise ject, something unforeseen, and probably ww ial He.
to write of the customs and beliefs unforseeable, occurs, and your ideas lie teal || &
of Meru. I should like to postpone strewn around you like wreckage on the te i |)
the engagement, pleading lack of time shore. Whoever begins to study these il |
for the necessary investigation. But, as folk, had best begin with the principle va (Te
| _ this article is projected as the last of an always to expect the unexpected. I would Hy i) ie
. introductory series on the place and the not like, after four -years, to say that I a A) | :
fer people—ground over which I hope, with know nothing of the ways of thinking of a ast
is the Editor’s permission, to travel again these people. I confess, however, with- ad i 2
; in’ fuller fashion—before dealing, as I out hesitation that I am still on the very (ia it o I
intend to deal, with our work, I have fringe of the subject. — a at a
compromised by ai icaean aah A e
| taking a mote geen eee ee ae
‘ general title, and ae ie oie. ie ey Reena c a | I:
will try to ap- |. OS ec age Os Pe 5 eS eae : a
proximate tomy | 0% QM a ae | o I
\ originalintention. gaye | “ae Bees re es Pa ee oy Dea 4
| The native | eC Seg eA ey Bb Pe noe be e c a hal | \ A g
mind is a fasci. J RR iste eign es) va 1s
; aes erie eeiaaaass pee aU i a
nating and baf- [i he “yy So a Da te
fling study. One he ee tea Ri I Be Pe es wil i
that it requires an : | a BBN Be ba ke} “s i ; f gk dy a ae
immense time to e | A. \y Ne A \\ ; 4 ) AS pie a i h
acquire the habit at | Fi AS Zi aN ey l \ i EON aE wa orcs Se ie My hors
cod andes | a IN ES ROSS ree eee Sai Hr a a 4
_of | “thinking SENS SY Sh i oe ee ae
black.” Just ir (i eee ee eS ee
phen you tink et wae heer ehh
! you have fixed a [GSN Rima oa a ee ee sd 2 Be ton eae ee i
| definite charac- dae hg: i Dae Fe Sed Seton eg, a t f
teristic, and so § bral Ce peas os rh We, a i A
_ marked a stage of i Re a ‘Be ce ehhh LAs or ges Sener ae i ie
progress in under- se ees : pasa: RE ane eae } vl it \
: standing yoursub- Nthaka: Young Warriors of Meru. (Mr. F. Mimmack i terol iy
: tL A SSSR RN 08 IS NEE SS RR SES eNO OP ST Be A
ae * The last contribution was on “ The Social Life,’ and appeared January and February, 1916,—Ep. Hi i i 4
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‘ i | One might suppose that a people living appreciable extent, so long as you are
i] | 4 the life and occupying the position these | reasonably careful. The fact is, we have
| | people do, would be simple and elemen- before us the minds of a tribe of chil-
| Ho tal; often have we found them both dren; very untutored, but in many ways,
oe | | crafty and deep. By all the laws of most worldly-wise children, and without
a | _ experience they should have neither out- anything that could properly be called an
i EI look nor remembrance beyond sowing ethical or moral sense, as will be seen
ma | and reaping, and the customary affairs of when it is stated that in their view, the
aie ea _ the current season; on the contrary, most treacherous murder is a crime
ee | on | when once you get beyond matters Super- which is expiable by fine, whereas theft
= iI eel ey ficial, youdiscover that both the tribaland is a capital offence.
ee a ae ae the individual memory is a very long one. In the days of old, Meru was never
CCI Be sewer) a MUGDY Dats) particularly one really governed, even in the sense -in
ee ontlyaing ae fey ete look for- hich savage tribes are governed, by
ot Ete ward to the time when the white man chiefs, It is an example of democracy
Mer (| I: Be a will He of ‘his sere re in. them growing wild. A certain jurisdiction is
Se if and: their country. ee et ale comes exercised by the old men of each locality
a ij ek they ae Ses to have ee revenge but their summonses are not always
= ql ae on: the Sera They ee ee promptly obeyed. Possibly in the past
Beis i pie |S poning’ certain native rites, so as to Aave | their authority was greater than it is to- |
a Loe aoe cod number of fresh unblooded: war- day. Even to-day in some senses it is
ma. | | stiors for the fray." /Also ‘we have heard +i) considerable, as it still enjoys the
— j i of cases being brought for judgment, toleration of Government for the settling |
a) | which originated before the Meru people GF domestic disputes. In some way the |
Ro . | | rubies en -o one S ee oe “nthaka” were associated with them,
Se ie su cnc. abou A tank ents, Mar possibly as emissaries to carry out their
me Pe rage contracts, murder fines, and various centences and decisions. To membership |
ey ti) obligations, hoary with age, are pas of the council of elders, or as it is called,
mem pa forgotten, if necessary are passed from the “kiama,” men attain naturally in the
i Vi ile father to son through several generations, GUPAGEE years and by passing through —°
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a and some day see the light ; oe one 1S aceremony of initiation; and apart from
Re a bh ae surprised at the infrequency of error. them I cannot hear of anything that can
i, Ba Lies are always good currency in Meru. be called constitutional authority, as
my tae ie ! : mS %
i a You must never expect a native to tell the related to tribal life.
| ee truth unless he thinks his own interests Tis masthods Of this cole ‘const will
: a ii te will be served thereby. Native testimony repay further study. At present I am
: | a H t oe ae Se eee be only in a position to give the barest
Mae ic Se CON Deane Jeane dere ~~? indications of the way they go. to work.
eRe Ml Les et like pie-crusts, are made to be broken, Weight of evidence and = quality of |
| i th though: the analogy would be unfamiliar. Gyidente Ware not minderstood=- crocs.
Se As a rule, promises are only made too. amination and analysis are never en-
me iag | secure some object near at hand. Simula- Rongtored | here tes ng Cade ak olaw
mie pei : er 5 : 5
wee ie i} aa tion is very common ; and-it is Fs other than the traditions and customs of
Be be ie trust professions most sincerely made, jy, people by which the proceedings are
ce [| . i ct Rou extremely, figorous Dae a governed. It stands as a matter of course
= fh iI ay an will peters et ‘ Be a that all causes brought before the kiama
on a a ae ai i 2 ac Pen Tae ane are defended, and they have characteristic
= i a IP Vag SASS a oy 2 1 rs y ie recourse to‘ occult methods in arriving at
ee! ie 2. is proceeding calmly and apparently their decisions. One hears of many tests
ae H ee steadily, will break out utterly at variance Or tni5 kind from various parte one the
ie ep ase Foran a ES Pe ane ao country, such as the drinking of water
ale ‘I if very trivial, if for any cause whatever. fom the skull of the victim in a murder
Mid | iis Amid all this is an amused sense that the case, whereby if the defendant is guilty
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eee | | } nan Bane thinks he hy fooling: you Indeed he invites death by means of supernatural
ie it often actually, happens, though to no agency. This was permitted recently in
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; { j ii * Their idea is to resume the old incessant inter-tribal 4 Court of Justice in the country, in a
ama || il i iit warfare whenever this opportunity arrives.Â¥ case where there was not. sufficient
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evidence to convict, in order to test the paste and with this sniears his hands and i Lat
sincerity of accused’s denial. Another the hands of both the accused and _the a
’ cease came under our notice a short time accuser. Next, the “gikama has given i | | y
ago, where a man was accused of being to the accuser, who places ‘it.on the fire, i a
concerned in causing the death of another, then taking a horn with magic properties ti i,
years ago ; the following was the decision he, together with the witch-doctor, points lie He
given. The accused was to take'a goat the horn at the “gikama, and re- : he \
and beat it to death with a knobkerry, peats after. the witch-doctor an incanta- : tay t &!
; after which, if the man himself or any tion by which the bit of steel is exhorted a [
near relative should die, he would be faithfully to indicate the real offender. He | :
adjudged guilty and he or his heirs fined The steel being sufficiently heated (not TE ee
accordingly. red hot) the defendants are called in turn, Hea i &
A common. method of deciding cases- first to repeat the incantation and then at ,
__ of theft is to order the trial by fire.* This to take the “gikama,” and passing it from i a | eos
is held as certain to indicate whether a. one hand to the other, to walk to a certain ti | Pie
man is guilty or not, or to pick out the distance marked by the witch-doctor, then HA | -
guilty person from.a number of possible to lay, not drop, it on the ground,. pick et Sie
culprits. This is quite an interesting sight it up, return, lay it in the fire, take it Heal i
. and is conducted as follows. Certain of again and proceed in the same manner a hop
the medicine men are owners of a piece in another direction to another mark, and © i Ly 3
fe 3 * S Psi th att eB
; of steel, measuring, roughly, 3 ins. by so return. During the journey the man ae if ;
1 in. by $ in. One of these is called must continually repeat, ‘‘Gikama, in: a
to conduct the trial.t The medicine man . mpithia, gikama mpithia ; kithia njuketic a
| lights a fire and places the bit of steel, into bia itha, gikama mpithia.” That Te
or “gikama,” among the glowing embers. | is to say, “May the iron burn me, may Lay g
He then chews up a certain root to a_ the iron burn me; if I have taken another A \ ie
____-~=s.man’s goods, may the iron burn me.” _ al | |e
_*Readers aly note that in the recent poison pons piaey The test is the man’s ability to go Hi Hy ; q ue
aecused should be tried by gndeal This takes us back 2 through the ordeal without dropping the aa)
‘ long way ; even to the Book of Numbers. Ep, “gikama,” the belief being that his guilt : A yeh
Ay lo }Mr. W. h t ph hs of thi deal. .O o ¢ ss ’ < Bau A aN OR
will Hot Hapredice atic: SHHeie rae binieea See: belowY. will be revealed by inability to hold the Ce ba 7)
Readers enamoured of photography will sympathise with hot steel: fg Hie Pi ff
: these words: ‘‘Camera out of order, plates old, and the 5 rau ely i |i
day dull.” (R.T.W.)—Ep. ° ; (To be continued.) i | ; F Z
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i i | Evangelism © The attentive reader of Central Committee has sent him the
— i | in Tientsin. these Notes willremember names and addresses of forty-three
i i it that the week beginning people who have signed enquirers’ slips
“ee i | January 28th was set apart for special and who reside in our district : yesterday
= one | and united evangelistic effort throughout , at our morning service! five people gave
3 | oe China. The purpose was to secure the in their names as candidates and were ©
mi | : co-operation of all missions and native publicly welcomed. We solicit the earnest
. i | l; * churches in awakening interest in the and continuous prayers of our people in
“ae I | Gospel and in bringing to open decision England for our Church and workers
3 | feo those who were halting on the threshold here that we may have the wisdom, dili-
a | le of the Christian faith. gence and grace needful to gather in a
+> Rev. F. B. Turner reports that Tient- goodly harvest.” :
Nees: i | | ‘ sin heartily entered into the scheme and
oS i all the churches of the city took united Chinese Mr. Turner describes
| j action. For months there was prepara- Christian some of the chief Chinese
= \ _ tion by continuous prayer, and by Bible Leaders. speakers in connection
| I classes in which workers were trained with the week of evangel- |
ae | | ' for street preaching. The mere prepara- ism in Tientsin, and the description is
ft ee tion deepened and strengthened the life worth relating if only to show the type
i and devotion of our people, says Mr. Tur- of Christian leader we may expect China |
a ner, and for a long time few Sundays to produce, and it will serve at the same
ol passed without new candidates coming time to emphasize the value and import- |
aS i | forward to record their names and being ance of our scholarship scheme by means
— | | publicly welcomed as catechumens. The. of which we seek to give to our Church
i NOEL Bred account continues : in China the educated preachers demanded
i a NG “At length the great week arrived. by the new era.
ESS WW | | Every morning there was a meeting for , For the second'half of the week Tient-
a i Christians and especially for Christian sin was fortunate in securing the services |
— 1 workers: these were daily crowded and ‘of Pastor Ch’eng Ching Yi, the Chinese
ey | were great times of refreshing from the secretary of the China Continuation Com-
en. | | presence of the Lord. The programme mittee, the man who astonished and
Se | between the morning and the late after- delighted the Edinburgh Conference by |
| it noon meeting was for workers to place dealing effectively, in trenchant English,
ee | || themselves in pairs at stated points in with seven points in a seven minutes’
Ree ir 1 the main streets all over the city, and to speech. He stopped at Tientsin on his |
Se 1 gpa preach and distribute invitation cards to way from Peking where he presented the
| ii _the later meeting. We had ten or twelve united Chinese Christian protest against
SSS a 1 pairs of such workers and effectively the making of Confucianism a State
A i covered our big: section of the city. I religion. Here is the description: “He
: a t i - ‘went round visiting these outposts and is a wonderful man, splendidly versed in
| POA giving a short open-air address at one the Scriptures, full of evangelical fervour
Hime ih & heard us gladly. Large audiences thus thrilled us day by day.”
; i o i bi invited attended the late afternoon meet- Another portrait. “Mr. Yung is a
ie | ings, which were addressed by. distin- Peking millionaire who, full of patriot-_
i i} guished Chinamen who have become ism, founded a “Society for the cultiva-
ile i Christians. We are now concerned with tion of Morality,” feeling that along this |
id | a the ‘follow up’ work and are laying line lay his country’s salvation. Seeing !
ye plans for continued activity both to con- a copy of the Scriptures, he read it and 9 |
He i serve the awakened earnestness of our forthwith purchased and distributed —
eet | i people and to gather in the results of among his friends 500 copies, urging that
ia; i the great week ‘that nothing be lost.’ they should make this their text-book of
eee || | | I have just had a note from my Chinese morality. He attempted to carry on his | |
mi te colleague, Pastor Li, to say that the propaganda apart from the Church, and 3
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as a kind of graft on Confucianism, but A Gracious Our little church at Hsing a bo”
ultimately found that the definite adop- Gift. Chi, situated on the grand ee
tion and public profession of Christianity canal, in the Tientsin Cir- : i EN
was his best course. He wanted to be cuit, has been greatly cheered by the gift taal 2
baptized publicly in some open ‘space of 500°dollars toward securing suitable a | ih f
such as the Temple of Heaven, but it premises for worship. The gift is made Ha if
was thought better to give him baptism by three Chinese business men who came A ih
in the usual way in a Christian. Church. originally from Hsing -Chi, and who, in | as i
You can imagine with what fervour and this way, desire to benefit their native UT fl
effect such a. man spoke to a great place, and pay grateful tribute to the ex- Weal tt
audience of the Gospel as the one thing cellence of Christian truth. Ever since i i ok
which could supply China’s need.” the Boxer time, when the Hsing Chi We |g
“Another man who spoke with great Church was deprived of its sanctuary, i q i gz
‘power and effect on the Saturday and they have been worshipping in the “Fire i ai a;
Sunday was H. E. Wang Cheng T’ing God Temple ”’ lent to our mission by the ae a
(better known to Europeans as C. T. People of the town “temporarily.” The ve Wee
Wang) a Minister of State and Speaker members set: aside their own indemnities He oid
; of the House of Parliament: his name is "eceived for the destruction of their homes Ha i | ie
known throughout China and you can: asa Chapel Fund, but after accumulating i i if
judge how effective was his public wit- $0 long it is still far from sufficient to Ah ee a
ness to the Bible, to Christian truth and @Cquire new premises. Now their hopes lak i &
to China’s need of God.” shave’ been’ suddenly realized by this Rt | ee.
generous gift, and very desirable premises at \ &
: for chapel, school and preacher’s house at 1g
Death \of John Mgomba, one of our have been secured. ay ie
John Mgomba. native ministers in East ae oa
Africa, died on Septem Der 7 Bl | fe
23rd. He was one of the last brought eee ae a ee * Dogs, ay i pe
to a knowledge of Christ under the | Ie es Ret ake pe ia ag
revered Thomas Wakefield. Very few 5 ee oer ee sae : Hy ed
ior now remain who,can remember'the early kes Ya Sates ete i an t Be
pioneers. Those ardent missionaries won er SRN, ae ee ig My peree il) ah | i
some noble trophies who have spent long "BY Sr gpm ey SR tae BE i i aM | i
i years' in the service of the mission, to rhe ee eee De a
; ' mention only Thomas Mazeras, Samuel Bg tS eel ees L a a ye
Barton and John’ Mgomba. Mr. Griffiths Pee a ee Mae a } | I
says: “I was with John the day before pay eos i ae Oy i ae) at d
he died.. He. did good work in his day, Peas aN ree oN ale a el
and he was quite happy and full of hope | Byg gh 33) =) see hl ae Gime hs ee Ww Pek |
f when I saw him.” The workers pass one [a7 ag =)" at ae i s a 1.
by one to their rest, but the work Ee Peal eh peo i) i Ee
’ ee eS a ae We
Young Women Once inore we appeat for i We | | |G
Volunteers young women voluntecrs. MM. NE ff Fe
8 Wanted. . Two are requiréd as early 7 (er 00h ie ii; i
as possible for Wen- oe esau co Ne pe eet a a
chow : one qualified nurse for the hospital ret Sa tee ee ak a ae ey { s
te and one qualified educationist for the a oo ay) a a
4 Girls’ School. Nearly every letter from ee oo Wenchow pleads for these workers to be | yaa i e, of il eee e
| sent as early as possible. In these days | = (ijgsaaagsam - Sse Niel a | /
iy when women are ready for almost any ees ee ‘ aa Hai | A
form of service, surely this appeal for sarin Soke Mi et ‘ =e | a i a ee
workers in the Master’s causé will not ~ = = .—.—CS—S—S : j : ee 4
be made an vain,;-" Ieshall be plad to hear. Jens (eemee one eaten ee ae iF MH Bat
ie from anyone who is willing to respond. some 12 years ago. : me i He ap
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| Sent Back
| a I well remember spending a Sunday at years, and when I enquired why it was
y I Hsing Chi and holding services in the there were no young people, I was told
i ! | ! temple. I admired the devotion of the. they were affrighted by the persecution. |
q 1 | i= group -of members who had suffered I rejoice now to think that these faithful
; | serious loss in the Boxer time. I noted souls can meet for worship in their own
a | | the members were nearly all advanced in sanctuary.
ty 1
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: | t | (Suggested by Miss Ethel Squire's ‘‘ Reflections ’’ in our March number.) os
7 1}
Bee | tbe ae | sowed a garden looking toward the sun, =
2 Planted an orchard-ground where fruit was LO >
me hone, Oe
i 4 hh fee a po IES ea aN
nas A flock | got me and enclosed a sheepfold, A guia,
: | BS |. [esa Stray sheep, lone lambs to gather one by one. i es .
a! | i “Semester i
iy Up to the Captain looked His young recrult: i es : ee |
if qe e fixer 2: ey c a BB tas
ee) The flowers should be His, 1 thought, the fruit / 9 = 4 ; pe
: Na Rot His likewise, and the flock ; His way should io Ge
me ee Shouid sing for joy, in lands long waste and |
p k i X fed Ae tees ta a et é £Og* y at bere .
al : Se ge Ne [
Ss q ee So did I dream. ‘And then a chill wind rose, ae PE en at ee |
fl Blighting my garden-plot, my orchard close, \° 439) ts 7)
| i i Scattering my sheep: another shepherd \ (38 83338 |) 07s ee
ES ia i Ae tonds them; oe
a tpt My field, mine own, another tills and. sows. eres ee ene
ee a 5h i “Pray ye the Lord of harvest that He may ORE ie |
a | He Send labourers forth Into His harvest ; ’’—-say Ges 1
ee ea Wherefore was | who surely loved the labour, ues
S hit \ a Ath The field, the Lord, turned back and thrust Miss Ethel M, Squire, B,A,
ct li Wie away?
‘ if : | Dear Hand so swift to heal, so strong to hold!
il i uth Dear voice that whispers, tender as of old,
ih iF Wan **For every fruit thy labour there had gathered ;
i | ni - Thy patience here shall yield a hundredfold.”
NE a s
ae te The Fisher of men at will can change the net:
i Wi Who knows, as He, which way the waters set? |
oe | bate Take heart! if dear the work unto the worker
i i es Is It not, to the Master, dearer yet ? :
Mite ie he S. GERTRUDE FORD.
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Drawbacks to Missionary Principal ©. FADOMA 7
s B.D. (Yale), U.M. Coelle- ia He
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Work 11) Africa. giate School, Freetown. a i?
| ean
. ‘ [The substance of a lecture delivered in Freetown.] There are exceptions, men of strong It a i fi
PART II. native individuality, and an excellent type if \/
: Oe of what is best in an African Christian., anal |
[ TNE SCRte Seaton tebe Ta gece imprest hs een ain’
5 tianity in Sierra Leone and its hinter- one OF cuilize oe CaTStaaN es ae he {
land is due to the frequent abandonment aC ng reuse ‘d Secs j as Hea i
of the native languages. To reach the eee ea ee nae er the aay Lt i
soul of the native you must know his Fee ar re Tet sre, sane ta aa Hal i - ee
language. There must be a thorough be ranked among the civilized poe Hed i
ake ; the community. It is too common when |) es
Eoonance ne fancies pcs a native is admitted into the Christian a \
government and the aleblouat et Church, fo change his native name, BEN He |
come not to destroy but to fulfil ; not to ae ae Oe es oe a oy
: , full of meanin or a foreign one— sie |
geno naive nee of oe but to English, Angin, or French. eT he idea Ha ye
rfect them ; not to suppress but to train : ; I |
pied There should te as much time nes bea Hats Ae foreign Harte ae i a |
SE Ho thet stds / oh aa 1 necessarily Christian, and all native i ial || ia
a Siig S henie rea renttG ee ee names necessarily heathen. The native te i ig
€ Bnelish aad fore; & 1 oS ie Christian has been taught to venerate i i f
of English and foreign languages. The « foscion names ‘ aril | &
advantages politically, racially, and spiri- z : ae | g
: tually, are immeasurable. It is excellent , Phe old Puritans—men of strong reli- a oe
to speak the language of Shakespeare, gi0us faith and stern virtues—preferred ea et a
to write as Dante wrote, to muse and ‘Scriptural names either because of their al
soar with Goethe; but no degree of ex- admiration of Biblical characters, or be- at e
cellence in English, Italian, German, or. Cause they had a superstitious belief that Ha i
any other foreign languages will com- the virtues of these saints would cling to ae ay | 5
: ; them. The old time Christian native was |
pensate the loss to the native of his own : © ; ie ai Hk
tongue. There is no place like home. probably taught that every white ere
It is never too late to mend. There foreigner was a man of God like the aa f
should be night schools all over the White missionary teacher..The old teacher a | a
. . SW aH dh -:
country for instruction in native lan- Was remarkably patient, kind, lovable Hn Me
guages to men and women who cannot 2d a picture of the Christ. When the ea i}
go to day schools. The Government can ative gave up his idols, it was thought He ria
‘ do nothing better than directing a work ecessary that he should give up his racial ee le
of this kind. Should the natural method ame, his racial thought, customs—good, ae
of teaching languages be adopted, the ad, indifferent—for a white one. Thus eA |
result will be far-reaching.* the Divine commission, “Go ye and dis- . He aos
ciple the nations, baptizing them into the 5 He ioe
(2), THE: PONE ORE RACIAL name of the Father, and of the Son and a it | 4 z
Another drawback to missionary work pi the Holy Some ae ee i 1 ae
in Afri cosets an y h mean “baptizing them into the name of ae a4
in Airica 1s the inability of the teacher the Englishman, Irishman, etc.” a Ay
to distinguish between the natural and mags : : Nee Ta a WS4s4
the tnnaneal ih whe We and eonentct A pathetic case has come to the writer’s k i al 1
the native. Coming into contact with notice. A few years ago while conversing Hn | ik ij
Christian converts especially along the with a eon ee S was glad to find he ay ae
West Coast, one is pained to see too fre- hon a aed h n asking he ee a | g
quently an exact reproduction of the 7¢, Save an aS Dees T e writer a | <4
white teacher. Native modes of thought, Sad he wanted his country name. His al ie hi
and all those’ peculiarities of language reply was that a new end ee a Hi yu
and manner which ought to differentiate 227° Woe ave by the Church. fe il il 2
one race from another, are suppressed. Since then he joined another Christian can ba
Church, was re-baptized. and given ee ei key
* An error crept in last month, The number of native another name. »Can it be. said in all ae H \
lenguases spoken in Sierra Leone was said'to be forty, it: “earnestness that this is the kind of change Hy ees :
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a a eas Drawbacks to Missionary Work in Africa.
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iH | | i Christianity requires? Is it nota change What Africans need, and what all races
i | in character, a change from the carnal need, is not what will denationalise or |
| i to the spiritual nature that is required? de-individualise them, not what will stamp |
= a Is not the “new name” to be given to them out of existence, but what will show i
| If the man and stamped upon him because that God has a purpose in creating them
1 | his whole nature is renewed and trans- as race varieties. Christianity is\a failure
4 { | ; formed into the image of God? Where if it require the native Christians of
a | I is the Scriptural authority for thinking Japan or India to be the exact picture of
J mh | and teaching that this new spiritual name their American or English instructors.
me A is Gladstone, Washington, Butler, the. Let us have a Christian life and thought
Ss mat he names of foreigners? Is not the Church expressed in Africa, not after the manner
“ee [epee ale particeps criminis by teaching or allowing of a Frenchman, an. American, or
s | it to be taught contrary to the spirit of Englishman, but assimilated into African.
| 1 | the New Testament? The logic and prac- I believe in race variety and development.
Se i por ena tice of giving foreign names endorsed by If the Christian religion is not the white
a tf , the Church are both unsound. man’s religion, but the religion of Jesus
re tte eae That which distinguishes ‘a heathen Christ, let it have a trial on these ethnic
eee | | from a Christian is moral character and races. There is a variety of life in the
ee pe allegiance to Christ, not foreign name or animal economy. Each is necessary in ‘a
| dress. As one bad seed sowed generates the organization of its system. So with
’ i el ie more than one, so in Sierra Leone, the the spiritual life. , Every race has a
So i 14 oldest of missionary fields in West Africa, peculiar contribution to make to the sum a
*f 1, S| where this foreignizing process has been total of spiritual and moral life. Chris-
Sy Ea carried on to its ‘utmost extent, it has tianity has not/reached its highest achieve- }
; Ni 1 been productive of much evil. What is ment until all the races of mankind have
ih fe: foreign is not necessarily true or good. brought in their contribution to the foot
ty I A tree must be tested by its fruits.. of the Cross.
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The International Val se
Review of Missions. Pe a |
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N the second part of the Missionary packed with valuable information, as one I 14
| Survey of the year 1916, referring to would expect from such a writer. There Wea ' ia
“The Home Base,” we note the fol- are many references to our work, and a ae
lowing record. especially that for the Miao and Nosu. eal i
s “In Great Britain the income of the It refers to “the deeply-moving address _ ne iI,
Missionary Societies for the year ending presented by the Nosu Church to the a |
March 31st (1916) was considerably in United Methodist Conference,” and gives _ i | a
excess of that received in the year before the reference to this magazine where the Hie 1 on
the war. Since then, the financial outlook said address may be found. The late ee if, oe
has been on the whole satisfactory, and Samuel Pollard is often mentioned, and A i
in some cases remarkably good. The Rev. C. N. Mylne and his work among i
London Missionary Society, as a result the Nosu. It speaks of the close union a i A:
of thevappeal successfully made to its con- of forces between the C.I.M. and our- an ‘a
stituency was able to continue its foreign selves, and quotes warm words used by a lg
work without diminution. The Wesleyan Mr. Pollard indicative of ‘this: “The Pa ie
Missionary Society received the largest natives do not know that we are two mis- a
income it has ever had. On the other sions, and never will know... We share ha a
: hand, the Society for the Propagation of each other’s burdens, we do each other’s al il i.
the Gospel had a slightly lessened income, work, we rejoice in each other’s success.” oi a i i f Ae
and the Church Missionary Society re- . Mr. Broomhall speaks gratefully of the Hit
ceived less by £27,000. The weakening translation work of Mr. Pollard, and tt |. &
of British Missionary forces grows more — states that the Pollard’ script is also used ea || &
apparent after another year of war. Not by the C.I.M. Then he says: Hy ee
' only are missionaries acting as chaplains, “Upon this highly-promising work i) |
doctors, or nurses, at the front, but new searching trial/has fallen.’ In the autumn i ‘i | |e
missionaries are not available. of 1915, within six weeks, three leaders ae 1s
i The outstanding feature of this issue, were suddenly and tragically removed 5 vay | a
for us, is Mr. Marshall Broomhall’s Mr. Adam by lightning, Mr. Pollard by el |)
article on “Some Tribes of South-West typhoid, and Mr. Windsor by dysentery. a a a
» —- China.” It occupies 15 pages, and is What these successive and almost over- wal ‘@
| ee whelming blows have meant to these A a
| Gere 6d. Post Jee 8s. per annum. Oxford , young converts, can harély be exeagera- i a qe g d
SERRE sea Sagat ona AGT RHE m
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“a AY mony ; was genera naries ants Mr. 9 OO
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= a i eS ae leader 4 reatcheart, ae d Samuel By Job ry of an =Pe
SS 4 i] ans r of aa y ani is testi 7 Mild Etter. Hpi j
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_ BEREAVEMENT. 1898, the Government founded the Im- ae: i | 4
E sympathise with the Rev. W. perial University, Dr. Martin was called. Ra i *
Y Eddon, of Wu Ting Fu, in the to the Presidency. As an author he was 4 4 i :
death of his revered father, at prolific, and honours and degrees in nek | .
the age of eighty-one. He had been a abundance were showered upon him. One a | |
: long time in retirement, first at Mansfield, speaks of the passing of such a man with i | Ht a Hs
and then in Liverpool. We had the plea- sorrow indeed, but also with solemn pride We | §
sure of meeting him in the former town. and rejoicing for a life of extraordinary ie Be
. He is much blessed in his sons and Jength, marked by extraordinary powers, ne no
daughters, and to them he ‘has left the filled with extraordinary labours, and = | ait a
care of their dear mother, The Rev. crowned with extraordinary achieve- a 1 og
eialiiem Eddon, sen., has grown old in ments. — - L yl
_ the service of Christ. ‘Blessed are the : : ho: Bi) eee
| dead who die in the Lord. Yes, says the ce fee Neg et ee a a ,
Spirit, let them rest from their labours ; Ww. fa Bee tee eae ae i | ie
| for what they have done, goes with one) sae ae Weer
them.” , ; | lal
HONOUR. TEPER TIEN wae za HH li z
We congratulate the Rev. William Be NOE) OAS ae a 4 is
Lyttle, of Ningpo, on being elected a [ii a eo
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. (ijpges 50596) 9 (ge a ie a
The recommendation went from a Euro- [8 0 nn)
pean of high rank in China. Re a
REV. W. A. P. MARTIN, D.D., OF CHINA. ee Se nt ; i i a
The death of William Alexander Par-- fj) | [| 3. gee 53 i i i $
sons Martin marks the passing of one of [R= (js 600s ae ae i i i
the last of the great pioneer missionaries [4 f= ee ae Ay
‘. “of the modern church. Born in Lavonia, [hee 3@) i. meee jg 2 a a We ee
' Indiana, April 10th, 1827, educated at the: |... [oe 3) ak ae *y |
University of Indiana (class of 1846), and [Raji se tes@ pte ees 5 i wt
at the Theological Seminary. in New [Rei Se , aE P|
Albany, he died in Peking, December 17th, | 97 (poe ee peace ; a ee
1916, well advanced in his nineticth yer | (a
He was the senior in age and contiuous | ff | |
service of all the foreigners resident in [70 (tees tiegnges oe Aah ge
_ China. Every thoughtful. Christian will [9] ge mee ee ve Mes
admit the vastness of the change which #99 2 mp, ~~ aes ve i wae
has taken place in China within the period [> gy). ee I | By te
covered by Dr. Martin’s life. He and [== Nga: |= i ‘ al | ba
his young wife were appointed mission- (9) 1) 2 Mo a at
| aries to China by the Presbyterian Board fier 00 1000005 3 15° =e : ea HS
of Foreign Missions in 1849, when he | i eg. i i a
was only, twenty-two years of age. In == eNmMINNONIR(G: civacii" smmaumaaa i q Baie
1863 a station was opened in Peking, and = PS ey earn cis a i ov
he was transferred to that city from = a i ae Stee TT Te |
Ningpo. Here his greatest work was Re Seles of aa st
; done. In 1868 he was asked by the [p= 4 3.) ie ee a ae i; |
: Emperor to organize the International © 9 ieee a Ht Ay
|. Law and Language School there, known Great bell ever city gate, Peking. a .
ae the Tung-Wen College. When, in Principal Redfern standing beneath. i a Me?
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ie }, } i N spite of the abnormal conditions of without expansion.”’ Mr. Harris paid
ee sl the country and so few students high tribute to the part women were
my _ being in College, we held our annual taking in Church work.
i 1} t Missionary Demonstration in support of At the evening meeting Mr. R. W.
a ! the Mission funds in Scotland Street Carr, one of the members at Scotland
ce i : i Church, Sheffield. The meetings were Street, presided. His address was full
mia tt most helpful and uplifting. of encouragement and optimism. He
2 | | Th Our chairman in the afternoon was Mr. _ laid stress upon the fact that Christianity
aS | | i R. Morrison, from our Hanover Church, cannot fail. If the organized Church —
al vg He gave us a splendid address. He fails, if Christians themselves fail, Christ
Sal iy spoke of the advantages which would cannot fail, and we have his assurance,
ma | result from a closer union of students in “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I
Ss if t both our home churches and abroad. The will build My Church, and the gates of
Bes | a heathen did not want United Methodism, hell shall not prevail against it.” Many
<— 1 or any other “ism,” but Christ. When fevivals have taken place outside the
mat Christ was all and in all, a change would” organized Church, e.g., those of Martin
CO take ‘place in the environment. Through- Luther and Wesley, so that in these dark
| aes out, the address _was characterised by days we must not lose courage.
— Dees eae for the Church to The first of the evening speakers was
| | one strong front. ee Mr. W. H. Mildon, who gave a very
ae} The students who spoke in the after-' earnest address on the Stewardship of
Sie noon were Mr. A. R. Martin and Mr. the Church. He emphasized the neces- |
ee 1 fa HE. J: Harris. Mr. Martin gave us a_ sity for action. It is no time to retreat
oS q } a thoughtful address. He showed that in but to advance. The purpose of God is
a the mission work there had been Divine eternal, and cannot be obliterated by
ee i i ie Preparation. This he traced from his- things of time, whatever they may be:
min |i iL tory ; various churches and peoples had, “We are blessed that we may bless |
| 1 been separated for the work. There had © others, and we shall only save ourselves
| ig also been Divine co-operation; many by saving others: we shall only’ save j
ees He i modern facilities have been used to help others by giving ourselves.” |
| i i os ee nce of the oe Mr. J. G. Hyde, another of our West
oi i LE ites eee nae been Divine penedic- African students, was the other speaker.
| Hea tion, This is seen not only in the direct fe took us on an imaginary trip to West
me results of the mission field but in the Africa, and kept us interested with
ee TL H ee ey Becees which come to the descriptions of places and peoples. He
aia || churches at home. Because of Divine gave us illustrations of great work being
ee i preparation, co-operation, and benedic- done in the mission field, and what a
mie i) tion, mission work must continue and great change has been wrought in the
me will be successful. people as a result. In the Congo, for
ait iI Mr. Harris, one of our West African’ instance, instead of opium smokers, we
. q if vee students, interested us with a description now have local preachers. Mr. Hyde
ait of the work in West Africa. The fact sang a hymn in the Mendi tongue.
ee that the Sierra Leone section is self-sup- The proceeds of the day were over £6, |
Ya i porting and extension is being made in which, together with our subscription —~ |
i Hl i the Hinterland, show that progress is list, brings the net total of our effort to — |
a i being made. But the Church was not £37 3s. 6d. We regret that the sum
| Ihe: Ra without its difficulties, among: which were is below former years, but it can be |
ee | i in paganism and drink. “But the Church accounted for by the stress of the times
ig? i | without its difficulties was the Church in which we are living.
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_ Missionary Meeting. ; Bigiaceen | Ba
% E are surprised to discover that Begin late. Decide to have nothing i j
it is more than five years since to do with the deputations arranged by ; i iy
our last competition. For this the District Missionary Committee. ae hot
one only seven have entered. An old Choose your own, and don’t hurry. va | of
friend of the other competitions (E. B.) There will be plenty of time, ‘so attend al i)
would have taken the prize but she was to your other proper Husimess! The AAG i
disqualified through exceeding the word- steward will announce the meeting in due ia | ie
limit. In her case and that of the winner course, and there are always speakers aa
the contributions are founded on per- tobe got. Bustle round to neighbouring Ha §
sonal experience, so it is really a fact ministers; they are dying for something a i a
that some missionary meetings are to do. Then accept whosoever will ot
spoiled! We had that opinion. Several The chairman can be arranged when you eee x
: havé struck a note on a well-worn string see who is present, and if he knows et
—the failure of the heating apparatus; nothing specially about missions, he can a al lit
if we may put it so. This is a frequent tell a few irrelevant stories, or recite the he A
experience, and not in the least peculiar exciting ballad “Uncle Podger hang- He | le
to missionary meetings. Wehave known ing a Picture.” It is necessary that the i Mi , ie
it happen ona Sunday morning ! room should not register anything above a a ig
A. D. is quite dramatic; E. T. is freezing-point, and that the incandescent i ii |. &
poetic; J. M. refers to the singing of mantles should be partially - shattered 1 vii
that plaintive hymn “A cry as of pain” The caretaker should be encouraged to a i i‘
as able to spoil a meeting. We do not demonstrate his perfect honesty by not i ii |
agree, unless the detriment be in the removing the property of the trustees ay i [ee
rendering. (See 492 in the School not even the accumulated dust. Cold feet ae i ‘fe
sHymnal.) But this is a good paper; and dusty benches are guaranteed to put | il | |g
only it is too bad to suggest that a:secre- people into a frame of mind _ specially i at | f ss
tary would designedly and of malice helpful in spoiling missionary gatherings i ah
aforethought fail to give the names. of If, in addition, you can secure a healthy A i | | Ke
Be lady-collectors. Surely it must have been draught, so much the better, though this a i { ,
a lady secretary who did it out of is usually rather difficult to obtain on ai i
_ modesty for her sex! A. D. A. suggests church premises. You will begin twenty a i a i: ik
that the singing of a certain hymn of minutes after the proper time, and of | ii eh
Heber’s would make the meeting “icy.” course see that there: is no ttine-book | | U4
Surely not, if sung to“ Dunkirk”! A.T.W. for the accompanist, and when the chair- - ae ee 3
actually speaks of “a prosy chairman.” man has announced the first hymn, tell ia WV }
Are there any such? She has another him that the hymn-books are locked u cee || i e
thought worth consideration, and not and would he please line out the eee au |
mentioned by the others. “On no account There is no better way of getting an ve Hi if zs
should you ask the choir and organist audience into an enthusiastic mood. The : at i yee
to attend.” Why should we almost sys- chairman, having explained that takin a 1 a
tematically omit a feature from our mis- the chair is nothing in his line, will a ae ieee
sionary meetings we depend on so much upon the speaker, whose name he for- an i Wi
on the Sabbath. We know there are gets, as it is not stated on the programme at a | a
i reasons many, but it is often true that (hurriedly prepared during the prayer). a Hl re
the choir is not asked and not expected. The speaker should break abruptly ini Ae Wl i
| Another difficulty sometimes arises: the his ‘subject, saying’ how glad he is to a i 4 ;
dear souls want to sing two long anthems, be present, and extol the virtues of a a Hi Hi
i and perhaps without a sensation of Chris- chairman not known before. There ae ii \ (
tian missions in them. should be no mention of China or Africa ; ! i | ‘|
' The adjudicator has been the Rev. drawing on recollections of Fenimore ea i
H. W. Kelley, and he awards the prize Cooper, he can expatiate on the “Red Hi il al
(a copy of “Mary Slessor”) to “Ob- Men of the Forest,” or, recalling the a \
server,” for the following excellent essay: glory of the Durbar (which he saw in oO ey | {|
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ban ue
e hes} kinemacolour), he can tell of the “teem- e 5
| | cana ing Mons of India, or the islands Pray : Give ! !
=e | \ “‘where only man is.vile.” Let him steer 77 ;
ce eas clear of facts and recent incidents (the Go 60 6
‘2 | Missionary Report is only intended to
i acknowledge subscriptions, and the paper 1 Come and let us gray to Jesus
a j j is excellent for spills). The chairman For the heathen far away. :
| tt will then rise and say that such a speech Let us pray, and it shall cheer us
mia. | would bring blood out of a stone, and ATHEA Wee" Rea thEN day by dia
g ; | : the collection will be taken. But the ag ? y oY: y
ei | ii plates are with the hymn-books, so you They are FUrDI from their folly,
: | LI vi must requisition somebody’s hat, and From their superstitions old,
a EI when you hand it back you. can laugh- Turning unto God most holy,
S i | ingly make the usual joke about money Who is precious, more than gold.
| eit left in the lining. There should follow |
ee i Hl a series of resolutions of thanks, moved, 2 Let us give to every nation z
we t seconded, supported and put, to the chair- As the Lord to us hath given: E
ie | | : man, the speaker, the accompanist ; and : :
oA then the benediction. If this plan is faith- Pet ue soe, (rth: te. salvation E
ee a : plan is fai : ; :
| a age fully followed, it is guaranteed to spoil Of the gracious Lord of Heaven. s
Bo) h ont any missionary meeting in any church, We, who feel the Love immortal, E
| 1 however much its heart goes out to the We, who know His glorious name, 3
ts ie t 4 | , regions beyond. Let us lead to Heaven’s portal e
SS U my | <$e Those who now exist in shame. E
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i Set | School. Fede Let us teach them all to listen
i nt (eictract tren oay Letters) For the Saviour’s loving call. ‘ |
i be ay Yes! Mr. Hicks is domiciled in this Let us spread the glorious tidings |
an house when at home. Just at present he Far away o’er land and sea. |
a | ae is giving four hours per day for a fort- Let us never fear the chidings :
i a i night on the “Epistle to the Hebrews” GtSoGital wadld’stdecrae |
— | to a crowd of No-su Christians. Fancy ‘ |
| ang forty-eight hours feasting on that blessed : |
mee EO Book. How. many guts for the llth * Let us love them all in Jesus
| fl i chapter? By faith the Bible Chtistians Whether far away or near: |
eee ee | started a mission in far-away Yunnan. Let us, by that Love that frees us,
Set he Ge By faith the poor degraded Miao have Teach them all the Lord to fear. -
|| i seen a great Light. By faith Sam Pol- Then, when days on earth have ended,
— | : H ‘ae lard championed their cause and gave We shall hear that glorious Voice
a) 1 them a written language. By faith he Bidding us, and those we’ve tended,
=F. eo requested his bones to be laid to rest Reacts With thean cele
4 i | Hy among theirs in sure and certain hope. sees
Pe Hes By faith in sequestered spots of God’s ; iS :
Hie ee great harvest field men and women are 5 Whether praying, giving, going,
Me Wee es Hae quietly doing the work of the Kingdom, Let us strive to do our best ;
(ati mH an leading men and women to the wondrous For the Lord, Whose Love we’re
\ ba! i aa or ee . Cheer : showing,
em that we may be a urch wit
At Hee. _. « Farru. Faith like that of Hudson Taylor, If See ee oe om
! | ia George Miller, the saintly Andrew eee Ua Oe |
i : Murray.* Come, blessed Faith and flood ; Then His words to us will be—
Hi a our every heart. “JTnasmuch as ve have done it 3
i j HH DR irigprlias sesanlay ioinell Maa othendvv6 in the land that is Unto these—’tis done to me. |
- } i oie aee He passed from South Africa in the 90th year REGINALD HeBer GOLDSWORTHY.
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By Mrs. R. 5. HALL. ue i
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LL our religious conferences and The following is from Mrs. Hicks, wife ' Hl a
A assemblies will be sadly affected ‘of the Rev. C. E. Hicks, our missionary ale i -
this year on account of the war. in West China. : i Ho
In some instances they will not be held Mrs. Hicks is residing in Bideford for nl |
2 at all, or if held the time they usually the time being, but she hopes to go out a Oe
-) occupy will be greatly curtailed and the to China in the autumn. It is a great Hel a ie
E number of representatives largely de- undertaking to face so long a journey : rea i
‘g creased. The Free Church Council, for and the work that lies at the end of it; ‘Hi al | |
eo instance, confined its yearly demonstra-. but the heart that the love of Christ con- i : | 1 ie
& tion within the limits of one day. It is strains never dreams of hardship, but of a ly ea
_ likely that our own District meetings and how much it can do and suffer for Him. it iN 7
2 Conference will be but skeletons of their .The letter will be read with keen al | . s
_ eal selves. There’ are obvious reasons and sympathetic interest by all who . a
for this; including the fifty per cent in- delight in missionary work. eat i.
== crease in railway fares. It is to be fer- eRe Es ’ 3 > Hal i ae
vently hoped that by another year this ey | i
fearful conflict of nations will be over (| â„¢ ge Sead ae oy
and peace once more restored to Europe “J ‘ ee : a | s
and to the world. As stated last month, aed Pa a i i ‘|
the annual council meetings of our ame | =C See at i is
organization have been abandoned for ~~ ]fe * S Pee Seen aris Wi a A \
1917 ; this was decided on after due con- | “Wy Fare Pe get We : ite
sultation with the members of the execu- 379} Sa ese Ee S rae | || a
tive, and I believe that such a decision aR NOP a ee a il is 4
| will be generally approved. - Economy | iggy Ze. | has been urged upon us by the,Govern- | "ga OS” 7S 2 Bie | a : a
ment, and we also feel that the need to | AaRM (5 FNS > EN es | ae fm
| economise is great in respect to the press- [#97 “tance, oe ie ee a ee /
| ing claims of many of our foreign | yy — erea Hie bal
stations. I trust that in these sad and fy GD a eo) val ie
anxious days we shall all give ourselves Fos. as hai. © ENE is
more earnestly to prayer, and that we Meo R?. | FX ee a a Hi ee
shall be cemented together more firmly Price 2" J ae ee ee A gs
’ than ever in a great effort to win the a Se ai Oe lee Hs ql \
_’ world for Christ. ; ae x ae ee _ Ha a Wt
Many will have seen the little Book of oS ee ; ih ys i
Prayers recently published. The very — S oo oa ae iy
| publication of such a book emphasises the _ ie oh if a oe
necessity for prayer, and if it shall be | = — Pe eee
found usefil in any degree, that in itself | ae | Ee He ee
: will justify its being issued. We aré <2) ap mle We Hl i
| - sure that the motive in the minds and [Rpsei ees. seas Nil ee gee a i j
hearts of those responsible for its com- [Rpt apg. geen eee Call ii i A
: : pilation was right and good, and it is a ols I neo REE I age at | { 7M
to be hoped that the book will be used Pb) IE, eg Se ES i (| a
| by many. The price is one penny each, Liang Fah Chee and Family. (See next page.) Ee : iy
, and can be obtained from myself. [Rev. H. Parsons. ; ah iH ie
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x i | Letter from Mrs. Hicks. ‘The appointments were a very per-
if Pehl There are a few items in my husband’s plexing duty at one of the sessions, and
| I | fest letters hich Lo thinke wlll) Be bE ne wonder, with only three men besides
| interest to you. Their annual meeting De Savin to do all the great work of oup
I | was held in the second week of January, Ww. China mission. I feel distressed when
a and the sermon was preached by an evan- chink _about ie
ee gelist who had been trained in the School Mr. Craddock and Miss Lewis, under |
| —Liang Fah Chee is his name; you will Mrs. Dymond’s escort, reached Chao
be | | recognise it as being the same to whom ong safely on December 23rd. Mr.
oe It ites reference was made in a previous letter. Dymond and Hudspeth were expecting to
es a ' His text was: “A new commandment eave Gr Paeard SroLey otto, the cine
HIS f | give I unto you that ye love one another, OP ous aunual miccune:
|) | by this shall all men know that ye ar
a | i My distipies”! Tea Monthly Prayer Meeting.
a ae He said: ‘‘Love was the great power Ges :
oe aa in the Christian life.” “Hands up, all Lord of all being, throned afar.”
oe C who are Christians,” he cried. We put “Never further than Thy Cross.”
< i | up our hands. “Ah, yes, that is easily “Sow in the morn thy seed.”
aa done, but I wonder how many, after all,
| | | are Christians by this other test of love. Prayer and Scripture :
Si Vs - Men will know we are Christians when May 6th.—F ye
Eee SE they see the love of Christ in our hearts ; eee eee Be ea
|) a | this will attract them to us, and our John iii. 1—8. :
: ht ; chapel. will soon be crowded out. You May 13th_F sacle ti:
| | f i know that now it is not so. You know - ae enone Women s Mission-
oe i] that there is discord ; you know that there “77 “*UXIIaTy (78)*.—Mark i, 29—34.
em || has been a law-suit between Tong and May 20th. — The Wenchow Girl’s
iW Cah Chong (two church-members) so that School (84).. Mrs. T..M. Gauge.—Luke
oon i i people have taunted us. Let us love one Vill. 49—D6.
a | | another. Love is the world’s great May 27th.—The Laoling Medical Mis-
2a i a . power.” “You have heard that a Miao © sion (20). Dr. A. K. Baxter.—Luke xiii.
aS | Sa | ; has taken full marks in algebra—a very . 11—2].
hh iN remarkable fact. Who has raised these
a ; : Miao? You know their former onl ne te
ee) ee moral condition, and you know how Mr. ° °
ne H mf 1 Pollard went among them. What im- Ingenious West Chinamen.
oa. || eek pelled him? Love. You have this chapel In Chengtu, not far from the Tibetan
es | | Pee i (the one just opened). How did you get border, there is a fine educational institu-
ot li H fee it? By poor people going without things tion known as Union University, which
ee i they liked, because of love. Two new 1s the outgrowth of a’ union between
eS | oH workers have come. Why? Because of Baptists, Methodists and Quakers. , The
em ila i] Hove: ae Sue great power. Love is oe ae ee their denomina-
So ie If. rist in the heart.” 1onal practices, but distinctive names are
eH ‘ bee omitted—all are simply called Christians.
eel i i | My, dushand ey 4 Hes rey a But the natives were quick to notice the
BR eeecetme dL es tee tied cary of operations and ile.
Siig. ‘and it seemed such as honour to the need of some way of distinguishing the |
|| | whole mission to have such a man preach- ce eos oe BY at ue ae
iH H ing such a sermon to such Faerie ae Methodists, who ep tiakle : «th ittle .
ime te a tion, that one felt to exclaim, “What wroch”: and the Frieads, who d t
i | hath God wrought!” He came to our (4) neve the tite "No VWirach 2? Ce
| | a? mission school a little boy of eight years. Vadh oe ? : ; ;
on | i He married one of the school girls. I (“Missionary Review of the World.”)
ia i: enclose his photo, just that you may feel [An article on this University, by Mr.
Ht H We you are getting to know some of our Hudspeth, will appear shortly.—Ep. |
a | ae Chinese people. * Page'in Missionary Report,
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II. which as a matter of fact I had forgotten. a i | \
: HAVE not found that the kiama or Accordingly he had to make reparation ie + a
| council of.elders has any interest or to the boy for the lost money. 1 a to
concern in the prevention of crime, a | ee
| or in' the punishment or decision of any: : ; ae | fe
cause which is not brought before them . ‘ Wi Al i a:
by an interested party. Moreover, they | : A i) |
-love to talk round and round a case for | ‘ ‘ ay i eae:
days. Thus it occurs that much misdoing | a Hi iN ' i R
goes undetected and unpunished, though | | | : | i
I do not suppose they would admit that i 4 An (|) a
to be the case. © Soe ai ek |
The question of “costs” in calling the a an a
kiama, for whom food and drink has to ; i ae a pl
: be provided, causes the minor cases: to ; ieee : a :
be settled by private treaty... Two. in- ‘ | ea Ms oe ae Li a
teresting cases of this;kind are worth , | tae mneaa ; AA i" t Pe
: relating. The first was between'a work- [Be as 1 oe eee i i |
man and a schoolboy on the Mission. The >= Gi’ =o ge oe ia i cb
| former was accused by the latter of steal- |2. ff i il ee
ing some cents belonging to him, butno Oo) Bin og oa i WA 8
conclusive evidence was forthcoming. == | —Xwuee OS ees anh ie ap
_After dismissing the case, we were wit- fi roa is a Ha a 4
nesses of the following scene. A small = ae a Fi
circle gathered with the boy and the man §= = | Raa a TOS
on opposite sides. They first plucked and § =~ = | & 7 ee aa Ti i i
exchanged blades of ‘grass, then touched . aeeeets 3) 0 WA 1) Gg ee |, 4 Bie)
each other’s forehead with wet fingers »25. 4 VaR eee i a
and separated. .The understanding was ee Rg ce GS oe A Ay |
P< othat if ae man fell sick or was punished ge ee es 4 i | i :
| within three days he was to be adjudged atee oy | MMM ee Pe . Ht i ;
guilty and must ‘return, the lost money. eee Se oy a ai vy
. By a strange coincidence, I had to correct Se eee reenter tamer teeter ; Sr |
the man within the time, for a matter # typical young man of LF. Mimmack. <4 ae a
entirely unconnected with this affair, moran voresthe: ahenes: ai it ae
{: June, 1917. ; 5 : Al il | hes
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Studie ga.” With s Watiswe have ;
oi Ea “ muntu-mug fession in ith them, ~ J
: ith our as lical profess and with thi
Se 5 | j mnected wit ff of the mec - of dealings, ur relations
an Pe eae / € was co aying oO d a number ; at least, o y say }
Se hot | The other secre In p e twice hada the surface at n not able to
ee i | { & cam on A an the pro- |
wo iW ef rney to f them At up f iendly, : ce to
tat last jou meone o eturn. re very friend! mittan erva-
me. Pete esas ce mien aan how a man eo cal all bal |
f io en he foo ttle the unless : but so fai an ‘
| iH | i for t them se t that, f ssion, re one In spite |
Be ade mean man fe they a bug. ‘ |
“a | i first I b but that r, one ion goes of hum : duction
ee | ‘ selves, he offender, order tio in the art the intro Saas
Pa) i | them ‘3 ered t ry. In asters 1 { spite of he Mission ‘<
| If | h discov n hung : they m : nd in pl th at the Id ,
| ey retur mind, : this, a icine bo : . ou
a | | t | have to e my Iz of ) edicin it Ww
i oe Hit Ing an m tation, Ob
“Sin | 4 would to chang) t pluc Europea ent s f ce o
i hel y s me d first | he of Governm e influence o
‘ bee id induce | ircle, an tised t t the that the This.
! if i 2 dinac nathema € anda to say wane.
; wee there nly a nd cam be true is on the we creat
ac ga , solem ight be, a ill not be ae an is o hich a gr af
‘ie | ita rass, they he mig taken 1 dicine-man upon whi 1s
ae i g : hoever Id be the me bjects up I ssess
me 4 | Ww wou As a f the subject han 'I po :
ee ulprit, t he a : Oo , n tha Sa
a i | L i ee ae ihe the road ae were est aoe: oe go so far as ee
fe Pe } 1€ ll of + r €a 3 t a heir suc
e ia 1 peed ‘ would early a d two.o sirable. bu ‘oritveore the han
en | Af or f fact, near! ney, an f a desirable, t majority or less t
° ih , ! Bate matter o turn jour ae ours oO: t the vas ither more n x fief of
Bie ik ie he retur: the rig d tha e neit implicit befi
a Lhe an ick on the ing to hear nts ar imp) an
ce i iE ore did die, ow Rene oct een ere if treatme es, due to the far more tha
Se mo mo. d rainy seasoi n as to which, faith cur enethe ee e. We have
ey ea b a. N10 tien ‘ icine. to
ee rt very d an op d the pa in his me ir failures
ie fe aZar' he frau a on: $ tue in f their a 3 :
Se | | | is them h ‘ was t e among ny vir 0 hile in
SSSI | Z e : sona O. any any Ww
ee | 1 ny, of thes ting DETSOF ie man or t ; had’ m ‘upon, and ade
ed i | x x most. interest the medicine 3 improve we have m :
ah a is ERE RIE, es wa
mein | | mee, the - ee ah d, in ma to yield
| 1 i ELS Ae Ce ae B00 far advanced we could
: Hy fet OE Nok ca eae abe as ie = fa ag Pak he Fk Pets
os) pa re: ns ee aes ae ae aes only
mor i ee ee cde Te ae aad ive. In mo obvious ap-
= ]. ae been i ee te aes ee Fic Ged ane ill disturb
ar ee. oo By sroach ot aeath ftch-doctor. |
ae be bee ose uet Cet SUE nc es ee sakes pear f in the w : d (in ae
Se | ie bp ee oe Ree i a fares ts eae he belief. in indee :
ie | lt ‘ poe LS pc Aan Ce BOP Sey t others, ithe
aa | Eee oe ania a rea Eee In many dical work th
ee | | al ee eee Seren, ae Bete aS f our medi hin-
ie 4 Hn Cae a a Sh BOE eine an Yi ERTS t of o test
in| | a He) Be Cee ee Se y, Oo mos Reade aoe will not |
Se | ; abs beech ates ee ei ee Miggt og Se faa ee Bee {
i) | t { eee neat Bae eee te 3 Sj Vg i ees Bs tas Phe has ; the nativ t from |
“Sa a : ee es oie es NR drance ; d to depar An
oy ae i ate Regge Sere PN st 3 ie Sea ee
aa lees ae aces y ee ide ae
Ee na ‘B a ee eee ies Lene bia SES _ es ; Es iy ; a 4 ;
= | ha : Ne rice oa) eae & Uo |
was i. } pee at ee as eM ae % awe es a : FASS a P eae hs / : s
| Hee aus ee fe Se ee ae Ra ar eine Cea is
oe | it a Fees ee —. Fg = aS pare a : ace, aS indoor tr : mite
a) ee < oe a es when a ee
ei a eS Ma eens Se Si BE SHeRiardi Canes his
ee | | { i é Wiese e 2 ae : eosk pao, Bates ae iui eae sae ee) robably os man, an ‘
ae | he By we eee ae a Ti ee ee E iia pe diagnosis.
| kee iH 5 Dad eee ey EF ae | pes a a oe ae Sagres . So use
| 1 I ele yaa eee s hy Eo Se ear method he finds the veh ;
ee) Het yee eS te ii See SS oe ig Generally, h atters wi
mia | hg ot oe ee = ul relati 1 '
“ a i | ae Bote ae Se See es Sn ee x very, coe emp oN j
Bi} Hn

Ve | Hi ee RS eR suffe ly a man of in his) #
me || eae ig Se (a oe et Sees Bory ecently . died ; aa
a | i he Eee oe sy Sree San : w something to the Mis- |
Wim elk rane Se Soa pre Briton tare Berar Ta eS Yeon aes ne . nt S\aeae
as Ba nas peo Rots Be te 2 aes cae freon a 3 adjace th wa {
ae || AeA Bison oe moe es a aS. pi col eta village, e of dea ‘ }
ie Pee eee sion. The Sob consumption
ah ee aa Bree Se Se t probably hat is, so |
Ch) ee eae : Fe cate SY eta ee ee ee sae ne eases lungs, t But
i F aha ee Sei tes a Te a of the could tell. ae i
; I aa pe hs Pita, Ses neiy 2 Raha tem oh aay a ee Bere eh see oe ee 4
i } ' Aity ; ot z aes IR oe ee : oH far as we he medicine m ’ i a
i 1 ae Bees San ok aE Ley Momma no! says t Bre
ai biel Geeta a
Hy ' ito aaron eey Smiagac?? } Aer?)
ii) ny The Lean hanes A 82 fee
a > ie ‘and paraphe pu
Ald , Sa : ; ROSS Myce aa
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your sickness is.on account of a cere- sheepor goats. He is, besides being doc- hea i: §
monial uncleanness incurred by your tor, the nearest I have encountered, to eee
wife, which will be cleansed if she. being priest of the people, in view of his Hi (y
_. presents you with a sheep, and the sick- dealings with the supernatural. He is not ion dd
1 ness will be cured. The sheep was un- held in awe to any great extent, and I a) fe
obtainable, however, the man died, and think believes in himself quite as ardently Mi i
the prescience of the medicine man was as he is believed in: by others. In two He | @
generaly acknowledged. instances only have medicine men sought i
The profession has many branches, but our help in medicine, one for himself and wa,
most of the members are ge~:ral prac- one for his child, and in both cases we Wa
.titioners. Their work includes giving of were able to assist them. al | &
advice and dispensing ; sanitary work, Nore.—Since the article was posted > | | | [
fe the cuiving a or prohibiting’ this case was raised again. ‘A-man was a
the operation of evil influences in certain : ie ean i a
laces, whether against men or cattle ; DrOUs AE Ob! aed, As teed Ou ws Wt ae
e BOs as: : » fully accused. I was then informed that ey | | || eel “'
the divining of hidden mysteries, such as the real culprit was a man who remained: He
the causes of sickness; inflicting or ;, Nairobi with us, as the others believed, a Se
removing curses; poisoning roads, gat- +. avoid the operation of the curse. In ies Ba i |
dens, and other places against certain... than a fortnight, however, he was ee ie
people—though this branch of activity. 1S attacked by sickness, which was wun- | i} Hag Ped
ee eT oer erase tae ED ve doubtedly dysentery, though perhaps Gia ie
ponent oF Coven ere space sul- with complications. In spite of treat- i no
cient, I could enter into very sete Tah! hath At the Mission House Sadan ie
detail upon all these points, but this aa the Native Civil Hospital in Nairobi, two — aah te
De tceeryed a. very, eommmion Leno days after admission to the latter place ae
with them is treatment by emetics invery 1." 4.4" Others: no worse than he. and ae i | es
: ‘ : J ° ? ? 1h) ae “0
ener s ere ON. se certainly not so strong, recovered under ie Hi i ih:
i : a
also is past observed at their instigation, oot aahee He) poet) oe i i al 1g
th : By regard his fate as settled from the onset A
among other reasons, with a view to (fbi. cickness. a i
laying curses pronounced or set in opera- he pachich at chipset slog leeouitee’s ane We ‘| ih | oe
i ivi , i a.
tion by the spirits of the departed. incidence, again seems to be rather a case a Oe
' Charms play a large part in their opera- Of 4 kind not uncommon among, these Wt
tions, and their dealings are almost en- people. Thatis. it ieva case of fear ait il a
. . 7,8 . ° ) 9 Wie He A ‘ia
ee Sh Se eee either inducing the sickness, or, at the at a a
| I site ea canard iad f he very least, so working on the mind of ae a |
e Bo Tes sroke: eee enka the patient that medical treatment had Hn sd i
Bee ret nD perce eae ere eiNS no chance of working a cure. Weed TE
acquiring herds and flocks and cultivating | i al i
gardens. His fees are mainly food and (To be continued.) li Hoe
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The New It rarely falls to the lot that our missionary enterprise has added ~— an ij | iH
Testament of a missionary in the one more to the many tongues in which ai ) we
in Miao. first term of ‘his service the imperishable Word is given to man- a a aE
! to see the translation of kind. The first translation was made by a
the New Testament, in a new tongue, Rev. S. Pollard, and the whole of last Hil ie 2
through the press. This honour is given year was spent in revision work by Mr. ah Mey
to. ouf ardent young missionary, Rev. Hudspeth, and Mr. Nicholls of the China i i | i
W. H. Hudspeth. His homeward jour- Inland Mission. Mr. Hudspeth had the at uy
new is being made through Japan that great responsibility and pleasure of A i er
there he may supervise the printing of writing the final copy which he is to see ie | ‘g
the Miao New Testament. We rejoice through the press. He is accompanied a 4 i oa
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oe ee and assisted by one of our Miao preach- limited. to the ‘instruction a doctor j
i ers, James Wang. James Wang is the might be able to give to his assist- |
=a fe ge . first Miao to go to Japan, and he could ants in a mission hospital. © Much |
| if | Key not go on a grander business. The ex- has been done in this way, and we
ae LP one pense of this issue is being borne by the have in our own hospitals some very i
“ian tI iy British and Foreign Bible Society, and capable assistants. But they are not
oy It it the event affords another instance of how properly qualified and carry no diploma
a. hs a completely the Bible Society and\the Mis- as a guarantee of their attainments. The
mo Le eae sionary Society are mutually dependent, thorough tr@ining of doctors is an ex-
Side i Ts Hh and how readily they serve each other. pensive work and could hardly be under- i
oS | if th Mr. Hudspeth asks for our prayers in’ taken by a single society. But co-opera-
t : oa \ ! ih . . . r .
meee ey his great task, and for the Miao he has tion has solved the problem. The solution
} “fl i nn left for a time. He says, “Won’t it be has been greatly advanced by money
aa Ay a glorious thing to give the New Testa- supplied to the China Medical Missionary
Pee Pte eau ment to our Miao! This compensates . Association under the Rockefeller found-
os fe pgs for your calling me home, but I’m sorry, ation. In Peking there is a Union
“a Ppa ea very, very sorry to leave my few sheep, Medical College for advanced students
oy ei whom I love more than any furlough.”, who are capable of receiving their tuition
| ae ea | iat 5 ; * : Z
i 1 Pe \Mr. Hudspeth desired .to prolong his in English. In Tsinan Fu, in the pro-
_ H ea a term, but the Committee considered that vince of Shantung, where our mission is
ee Po Sal health reasons made it more advisable working, there has been established the
- i Foe ANTM? that he should not remain beyond his Shantung Christian University ; and one :
ei | ee eight years’ term. He hopes to arrive of the constituent colleges is the Union _
et ee in England just in time for the Confer- Medical College, where the instruction is
ce Baye ence. Let us pray that he may have a given in Chinese. The graduates of
be a | ERS safe journey. these Medical Colleges, at Peking and
ey || i iM ‘ : . a .
ih I he et : Tsinan Fu, will receive a Government
ae | i Union in Next in importance to the diploma. Already four missionary socie-
at aN | ee Medical training of Chinese minis- ties are working in the Tsinan Fu Col-
2 ce Training. ters is the necessity for lege, two others have promised to par-
Se Be aa training Christian Chinese ticipate, and our own Mission has been
2 en doctors. In the past the medical train- invited to do so. This invitation was
aS a oe Be ORE ing given by the missions was conveyed’ by Drs. Cochrane and Moor-
ime [tou :
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ok His LH rial 5 ; :
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Sy Poin bile
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meee al PR eI RN Bei trae, 5 hn Nalin SAO Cas \ \
SS aah «BE Ea SAS eee ate Taainge ts Me nr ia ge Suara ene tas i a ate Bee A Non
Se ae a -¢ capresso Ne
_ ii ¢ th ih iM re} ese 4 3 Og e G eae? % eS 4 = pi Sees ey oes oes
es ee ea ae ed ae gg ee si ban Pale ad
: i GB ! Aaa : . no es a a oe foe A a | p Vee i sia ae os pete, feat 7" : °
: Bes a ee in ea pene is aes if ie ae ee ae Perl
i} } ie age te NE SRD os é ssrenianicicti indians fe Hkh Bah eh aime Per Ao i
: Kt i i i \ Stats cen See s ae LALLA % : ee ty ay iS Ms att S 4
H 1; alan [eel yer os 1 be SRR ts, cst PES
i ‘ 2 ahi os ah New Yung Ping Fu hospital, No, 2, (Dr. A. Fletcher Jones.
oe | ihe’ NN cs is The Assistants’ quarters. (See p, 52). , /
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head, who visited our C : : He | :
our Committee in Lon- S w ate
pon as a deputation from the Briti such Snes are happening every da 3
Advisory Board ; ish tell you to r d y day. I Ta |
They had rane oi Medical Missions. no words fr aegrrs sae that there were i 14 ;
Baslenee eo inci ty ae HOWinE, the ex- What is all SHY do a 2 a woman. a fo
i e scheme. We effort is rth, if no speci Hea ay
| nope the time may come when we Shall a = ae among the other ee a \4 ;
Ree a in this splendid work. Every cae eee can put forth? Pi / e
ep oaes oe ie training preach-- group of Sen ce ad a the small i i ee
ea o set apart doct e chapel : when w i
for training doct T P ors had lady work iC Hit a
a g ors. There is onl y rkers that sfde of the ch a
- ; y one wa : chapel ia
ee to mectihs Biedlical feel Gok Chita. edhe eae understaffed as ny i oe
Ss sip es % e We eee
Oa hots ie Py ou yne the Chinese. we must hive ee = our work, | | a
the d y to the advantage of consolidati workers if true a | Be
e doctors, the Ch £ idation of our: eff ae af
gions: “if “these Mm eee the Mis-' accomplished.” efforts is to be Li i
isti en can be. trai Sf eae: vi
Christian Colleges ! pane These reflections give us all the Wt | &
| dn - satisfaction in that Miss ee ae La a
F + Interesting Ne F.. R. Craddock 2ttived, and that Miss Hardy will ie i | §
Service. gives the following ac- going out with Mrs. Hicks in the aut - eel
pia In relating his first ; passports can then. be obtained: umn a is
2 pressions. eferred Th 3 a i |
; : € Vv es HN Ht: i
ae Mr. Hicks and I went on Februar Furloughs. ae Government decision ie | | ie
: a i Ch’ing Ts’ao P’ing (Green Gines a to grant passports to Vl ls a
e eed Spe ome : Ha le
a ee ee cee Mr, Yang, cepting under most en eee vill aa i ‘
: ; a ristmas. It i seriously aff io a » Wi HO a
25 li (9 miles : e y affect our missionaries a a
journey in oS aways aod (we -did/;the, (Suc to retum tis | year, fOr fur eS on a ££
of our first et with Mr. Yen, one hese are Drs. Swallow, J oe ee
Rete Tadeo be evangelists. Other evangel- Raster Ghd Rae MS Ga ones and i i 4
oe os Pe nS a: afc a good Jones had previously decided omens i Hl Be
. 5 . turn til th a a
in the midst of the field echouse steods until the end of the war. D Ae ee
Baxter h 3 ie i at i
Ree are wae a elds and near the as been called up f ii a OU aie
stack of ric Be aay eons : p for military Ba Nt
I stood i \ 3 € grass. ical service in China. : ia SOE
peor will Hegecbe = and from dhats »Walow, we ate glad "6 Re ae a i i \ Le
sees e what I saw. O excellent health ) in a a
my left, sitting about : n, es ealth, and we earnestly h Hn LS
on the ground, that it will ¥, ope Wei lie
were the : : g§ ’ ‘ ill not be endanger ‘ HH Hi ts
| among oe ee vounget Pe an extended ieearea Ningoo Ihe Aa i tt | a
dressed in her weddi not many days, pealth of Mis. and Mrs. G : eee i Mi
| edding garments— been tisf ss auge has not ai ne |
conspicuous of which were h s—most satisfactory, and if they cannot Ag ie
er bright red come to th * no Ae ak |
trousers. She was a & is country. it will probabl Pi ‘bi
b rather ‘pretty el necessary 2 f probably be HN pee
and looked a flower am Eas ry for them to take a ch WN
ongst the older elsewhere. W. _ change Wale j|
| women dressed in their 1 ‘. e deeply sympathize with We Md!
eee Os ragged blue all our friends who are thus a es
: y right men sat on f from returni s prevented ae
and on an old bullock orms returning at once to England. Wi uit il ey
. ; Gart ands amoled:. Hepe th aie : g§ $ e He a Ve
their lo Sa oke Pp e conditions will soo i i ae
Hetfons wore th On the raised square that we shall be able to ee ee i i i oe
part. We sang oe aoe to take ce before many months have Sie ii i 1
hy ; Olgas and the rrival of Ww ae @ . He a
mn aes gioee: was, Valle, the Nome Bee oc epicice ne ae i i int
Teck te ou After prayer, Mr. Dymond. Denon . eV =e ele tl i Hi
; ae ic NG 1en three of our evangel- japanese i came ona .. qi i i P
another ee ca Dae divided by suffered no kind of vishal suet fe iH i | YW -
Be hes ayer inet own choice, “I was no escape from the ae there ) i | |
| speakers, the ao fel One of the tension. Mr. Dymond is the se SEEne Wy a
of eighteen ae See vee youth sionary in West: China and cornea i Hi | 4
. > 5 straight a ’ Hd Pad
gambling, smoking and foothinding out everyone’s profound regard. I need not i
should develop into a very able oe oe ae ee as the Editor has arranged fora ; ie i I @
“Why do I tell : acher. special article by Mr. T 2 : A
you of th i i y Mr. Tremberth, which He wae
is service? will appear next month. ia 4 \
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mo li Demonstration. 1917. THE EDITOR.
J i | ONDAY, April 23rd, was the behind had made a cheerful response to ~
s | 4 | WV beginning of spring. There was the extraordinary call, and he could not —
ii | : a fine effort on the part of say enough as to the height to which ©
s ‘ tt hundreds to view “Missions as usual,” women had risen in devotion and fine
Bi hi but it was accompanied by many an_ service. The funds had been steadily
: !) oe aching heart and anxious mind. The maintained, and he believed the income
3 i beh third time—since War began! What would be equal to last year and the ex-
St will next year bring? meas tae pace had cn hin-
a th saute dere the war and war conditions.
wee i I eo ee i‘ ood eatnedae any wie Some eciesicd developments in the
maith eee South Yorkshire coalfield, e.g., had been
et lig HOME MISSIONARY MEETING. summarily stopped. |
eS | Wigs M R Be P “of D Mr. Moore reported there were now
“ie I pe eA r. J. Rose Bennett, J.P., of Down- 50,000 United Methodists in the Army
= it I ham (Conference Secretary) was chair- and Navy, that 28 of our Ministers were .
| | ae serving as Chaplains, and the Army huts
ma) | ee shall be the harvest of all this. service and
<—e | ae a sacrifice ?
mim | | “ Pe. : oN The chairman spoke on “The im-
a ee portance of the villages.” He was glad
SSE Le ey Pe : eae to come from a distant home to take the
ee hy He as i ile. ' chair that day. He remembered coming:
SS | Soe ee Eg) to old Exeter Hall with his father. He
et i in ore Ree came from:a rural area, where in some
: 1 a ii } : We we places the Methodist Church was the
= a Rok HL ee eee Te ed most important building, and was a
ae fl | for Bani oo se eee ee centre of great influence. The smaller.
ee 4 1 by Wee churches had been badly hit in the matter
| hp aS as Seren of local preachers, but they were trying
oe i eo i Ro eee a heroically to meet the difficulties. The
wa i pe cae é q ; future life of the country often lay in the
Pa | eee. “ae | villages, and if village churches did their
oe | beh } eee | 3 duty it was through the faithfulness of
ee | | orien |i the people there, who amid the most
ne i x ee LCE IBRON, 5 4 humble surroundings created a warmth
a th E Sine eaa ae | of life which was the guarantee of a rich -
| hi Serie nen ae harvest in days to come.
ae I sees The Rev. W. P. Rhodes, C.F., was
ei ae || See oe re oe the next speaker. He camefrom Ripon, |
‘ia i spe CrenEG oe clereiy e UMEAN: but he has seen serious service at the
He if 4 fees b h front. He was one of the earliest
- i aaa eres on ae a ouets y the ministers to become a chaplain. He
Mee ih oer EEL MARCOCKY contended that the war had strengthened
oe || i ban The Rev. John Moore, in his annual the pulpit and had shown ministers
ae | a report, first paid a well-deserved tribute where the true emphasis lay. He believed
a : to Mr. Bennett, who is, following in the in sharing in the games of the men ;: he
Ae footsteps| of an honoured sire. Mr. also shared their joys and fatigue, their
il i Moore said the year had been one of dangers and their fellowship. Two in-
epee AR ee great strain for mission churches. Forces teresting stories centred round the
| | were depleted, and the elements of per- phrases, ‘‘Why are you carrying a pack,
: tt { : sonal sacrifice had also penetrated the padre?” and “Buck up,” which we wish
Bi ae life of those at home. In some localities we had: space to tell. The war would
i 1 there had. seemed to be a complete not mean that the men would necessarily
x il } a reversal from the normal. Yet those left. come to the churches when they saw the
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blue light of peace, but he trusted when. occupying field after field and the outcry val i s
that time came, with its opportunity, the was for more missionaries. Turning to ay |
churches would be able to rise to the Africa he said Meru was a spiritual wil- eH
occasion. derness until Mr. Worthington went to ee AE
4 The Rev. S. Gordon then gave a _ minister to the needs of the people. Mr. ay | i
| vigorous and instructive address, illus- Hudspeth was in Japan on his way home, ed /
| trating the problem of London home mis- seeing the Miao New Testament through iy od
sion work. It is well known that for the press.* The great event of the year a oe
eight years Mr. Gordon has held a torch in West China had been the opening of en oe
in Waterloo Road, along with his loyal the new church in the city of Chao Tong, eel i 1
people. Through the whole day in their and he regretted that Mr. Dymond, who oo) __
services they could hear tradesmen call- had been associated with the work for Ve oh ae
ing their goods for sale. It was one of over thirty years would not be able to rae
the scandals of London. The church be with them that night, as he had not a 1) @
was right opposite Waterloo Station, at arrived in London. (He arrived April |
and from which more soldiers arrive and 28th.) Even if the number of their mis- : , iM 2
depart’ than from any other station, and sionaries were doubled or trebled they i in
| this had mightily increased their problem. would still be unequal to. the magnificent a
Work like this had a romance’ and a_ opportunities. The staff in East Africa ia a
: glamour of its own, He paid a tribute was to be reinforced by the addition of eat a
to the work of the Deaconesses, and the Rev. A. J. Hopkins, and that in ih ey a
| Sister Mary who was with them at West China by the outgoing of Miss ie oe
Waterloo Road. Their church stood for. Hardy. He was grateful for the increase . =|) ||
the preaching of the gospel of salvation of over £1,000 in last year’s income, and ed a
to the poorest. he regarded it as a sign that our people a a
; A pathetic incident of the afternoon would sustain the interests of missions te pee
throws a vivid light on the times in through the stress and strain of war. eth Hi 4 Eo
which we live. A message was handed In the regretted absence of the Presi- i 1 i
wo the chairman just after Captain gant (Rev fs Cony ee he bulee: |) | dA
: ) was called upon to present the certificates ea ae
d h R ] : 4 aH ih} } i
te De epee a Sie ve and nprizes: to, Hes youn ee Pop lC i aae : ut
ft ’ He Beach s. Eancep London area who had been successful in ail al i yy: d
fehting: (ihe aes ou ts eee ae ey collecting over £1 each for Missions. 8 ea
j a oth ) ie
good-bye to ‘his daughter. He was re- Mr. T, H. Mordey, J.P., was warmly i i il Kk i
gretfully liberated for this purpose, and received when he rose to give his address. i nh i it
_ he asked for their prayers and sympathy. He was there as a matter of duty, but Mbt aul bl
: he also felt it a great honour, and he iinet &
FOREIGN MISSIONS. might say it was the gratification of an. Hp | cat
d i ambition—which he held to be a perfectly lie a a
Feaee Be son uns oe Seen laudable ambition. He had been a mis- i! i | ee
1 te tea rate wae ms ita ee sionary secretary since he was fourteen a i
a oa iene var ee i 1 ? years old. He rejoiced that from these tN Hl .
Oe eee ae ean qo early days he had felt his love for ue
prayer, The Secretary (Rev. C. Stede- Gyricstian missions ,to be growing. He Ta as ae
ford) said it was a truism that these were j.e14 that these were days of unparalleled tH al log
momentous days, Te Esrope, in China, Goportunity and he tuted we should not || |
| being thrown off. If it Ware Hee fom ten ae ete Ceae peeded | Ore i i i t
; cae , sympathy and help from our laymen. He Whig ) om
at ee pee a Paes believed China had been assisted in her Hie Bee
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were glorious days. The missionary aim ae Ee ey ne ae ioe pea a i } | Be
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Lf | happen again. They had a debt to the what it was to-day because of the founda-
— past but a greater to the future, and tion laid by the Rev. W. E. Soothill ;
i he Bn evéryone should pray, “M ane me a man.” whom he rejoiced to see on: the platform.
! He remembered that the President had [heir work was now entering on a new
a L Poe a appealed for sagacity and eet phase. From expansion they must pro- |
i i | Ha Coan ae ee cece ao ceed to consolidation, from extension to
| j BAS UO £5 tOvae ee ae intensive cultivation. It was true that
| 1 Pe B a night he trusted that they would respond cha eis f Ghinh os brie
Le Pee to his earnest appeal. Above all, “The RN eB ee ORO ie eos ci
iia: | af j . : ” ultimate aim, but an intermediate aim
HW ty ets Coun Loe on Us. was the establishment of a strong and
meat bn Mr. Alderman Mordey was on the plat-. he a : ARS Ne 5 thi
ae |} i form while his son was speaking, and the ut enone native ener ens Ow Wass
Se rE i y y the peculiar qualities of the Chinese, as
St tf MB stance of father and son. . The Rev. wy. : Z ee cated
: HY } individuals, as a social organization, as |
a 1 pee ns ee Wes oe eo eee eee |< -a nation. °‘They had two:great character- |
os it ! aT | istics—pride of race and intense conser- |
Bee i Ppt pees noe vatism, Their contact with Westerners
BS { ea | A | Pow 2 had deepened these. The complicity in |
_ af be { er a the opium traffic, the attempts at the
i AS h | , & partition of the country, and’ commercial
an) Ae | & ee unscrupulousness had all contributed.
| i i ea Sok . But we must remember, too, that in
imesh | HU i? = ae China in the last ten years there
pe a i | is = Ay had been greater changes than in
Ne Bey Pre | ae ae & any other part of the world and one of the
— ie. it | ee - ask greatest of these was the change in the 27%
a I | : ee system of examination. That might not
mk [ | ‘' Rea ae a appeal to us as much as the Prohibition
a Ne Re i : es: us y Bok. of Opium did, but it was very great to
ae q 1 fee eats Sie fo. them. There were formerly four classes
aS i a is A J he —the student, the farmer, the artisan,
| Les eae i i ee OEY aa the merchant. Now, and it was very
meme th eC nt foe =~—SCO*™Sé(signiificant, there were two—the student
= it i i Hae |e ME -_ and the non-student... There was an aris-
ee a) ae wa -® Wee 2. tocracy but not an hereditary one: the {
Sn | HP eg a EE a student was the aristocrat, and there
me ae) ; i] a ce Ces a? aaa ae was an ambition to have one in every |
| F ti et Sd ee ay Bee SoS family. Yet this class, as a class, was i
cee | i ica ae @ Beene Lo a not touched by Christianity. There must |
| | ee ER es Oe ae oe a sort of mental ee pelvic
a Lie aaa he hristianity can appeal to him. It was
ie 1 ui fo Meta ee, part of the function of their College to
i ane prove to China that the moral product:
coe | Ih aa Henty T. Chapman was there, and Mr. of the new educatign, founded on West-
i HI ae Principal Chapman was called upon as ern civilization, was superior to that of |
i i eS Rae the next speaker.. The Principal of our the old; and to demonstrate that. the |
| ia i an} Wenchow College gave a thoughtful and mere externals of Western civilization |
ie a l ae convincing address, showing a keen were not sufficient : these were disintegra-
Be Ape Rea grasp of the situation in China from the ting, and could not alone bring the
ee het educational standpoint. He said China coutry into the fellowship of nations: it
ee | Ue was a great nation, its people a great must be regenerated on the spiritual side.
Se tty people, and Wenchow had become a_ If the church is to become firmly rooted
ie i _—-—*-segreat mission centre. He represented 250 it must have its contribution’ for the |
i bait churches, 12,000 native Christians, a student as well as the non-student, and
i | Hes’ Riera large medical work, and a college, girls’ that they had sought to. give at Wen- |
Nee > eh school, and 3l-elementary day-schools. © chow, and with considerable success.
; aa ‘Our mission at Wenchow was largely China needs many things: from railways
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; greatest need is Jesus Christ; and he _ to their villages and discussed what they Hl | : |
believed that for the Christian College to. had heard, and though they often said red Ve
bring before the youth of China a full. what they heard could not be true, the tal ea
and perfect realization of that need would discussion of it was a hopeful fact. He a | \d
| goa long way to bring it about. had had all sorts of work» to do, as Hae Wf:
The Rev. R.. T. Worthington had a everything was new. He was teacher, ia ik
/ great reception as he came forward to preacher, doctor, industrial guide—and ial i}
give the story of his pioneer work in a score of other things. He did not a
Meru, East Africa. He,claimed that mind what he had to dé for the sake of a
Meru was the latest foreign answer to. Meru, and perhaps the simplest things Hal |
the query as to the worth of the United would tell more than the ornamental. ’ aM |e
Methodist’Church. He wished them to They, as a church, had occupied Meru, Hatt ig
estimate the size of the task. The first in response to the challenge. It was part ay ie
‘thing about Meru was getting there, and of the’ British Empire. They had made va I +e
he narrated some of the discomforts of a promise to God that they would do all Hi i be
the five days’ journey thither from the they could to give the people the blessing reall ie
coast stations. Other missions have a_ of the Gospel, that as honoured children oe
|. history anda literature, but Meru can of the great Father the Wameru Batts |
only go back twenty years in these might ultimately have ‘a share in His ea Hk
respects. And yet they claimed to be a_ glorious work of world-salvation. Yonder ih | i at iy
tribe 400 years old. Meru was certainly spot was consecrated. He trusted the a i ie
different from what Mr. Chapman had Church that had opened up the work Hal i é
described, and even was unlike their would be prepared to pay the price of it. ia i ie
other stations in East Africa. It was ‘The Rev. S. Gordon felicitously ex- Hh ie
about four years since he and Mr. Mim- pressed the thanks. of the meeting’ to all Ht i ee
f mack reached the place. They found there who had taken part, the Rev. W. S. al | Be
sons of Anak, and the land beautiful and Welch and Mr. S. Arnold made financial va “e
plenteous. It had no written language. statements at the two meetings, and the Hit il 1 oan
They had strange methods of communi- final one showed that the amount realised i a ‘
! cating with each other. He began with was £420, an increase on last year of He il
Swahili, then a bit of Kikuyu, and about £70.. Heartfelt praise to our God Tee al ie
then he had reached) Kimeru, and he closed the tenth City Temple meeting § i ie i
was now able to speak to the people in since Union. = a i | @
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i R the War, nearly all the world is waged all the world over. It is a spiri- : | i
participating in this terrible con- tual conflict. Certain it is that we see Wit | He
| flict. One wonders where it is going to not yet all things put under the feet of Hi iH i (|
| end. Our earnest prayer is that soon the igreat Captain of our salvation; but He He
victory may come, and that a glorious the brave soldiers of the Cross are still Ht Hi |
| day of lasting and universal peace may’ contending against the enemy, and right a | 4
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' Joy has poe eee of thousands of fitted in during school hours.
mime tT Ee carts that at last Palestine, the land Good news comes from Chou Min
| || of es Holy Fields which were trodden Hsing and Wang Chieh Ya, in thaiaine \
: i by the Son of Man, is being wrested from 4 nurses at Tientsin, “where they are :
— | the cruel Turk. What the Crusaders Hoth happy and giving satisfaction.
i it could not do is being accomplished to- h y ;
a i i day, and soon we trust the Cross, and We ave quite a crowd of new girls
aia | | not the Crescent, will be supreme over this term and three who are grown up.
a y ee . all that hallowed soil. God is able to One of the latter is the widow of one of
eek i | 1h make even the wrath of man to praise OUT hospital assistants ; on her husband’s
a Him, and so we trust that even this death she was inconsolable, could not be
ey | awful war will lead to the establishment Persuaded to eat or to work, and only
mi ft of truth and righteousness in many parts Wished to die, but seemed more like
cae | } of the earth. losing her reason. Her brother-in-law
Se fe ey 3 g came to ask if I could think of a way
rl fe age ey ; Wh ee leet SO es pes to help her, and we decided to have her
“et + Beas, + hie . oe Othe ear that here, if she would, by needlework, make
le aa i So. ett ie tie ce ie tO bes the amount he could give sufficient for
a | i Bee. : ‘ ro er ne ee ce i. “her keep. She came soon after this term
a) econ ta Tada fire G 4 began, but did not seem at rest, and her
“i | 8. aie f ie d oa eyes showed that the nights were spent
Se ty Se ee aus dom every Jand, an in weeping. She refused to unbind her
a we may well rejoice and take courage. fo24 for long ; but one night after a long
SS a I This month Miss Turner and Sister Lily talk she agreed to have them unbound; .
re ~ ee a imessages: to Us. They wall and it seems, indeed, that this act of
an || on eee ae Peevey all mastery over herself was just the tonic
moa ye i ave the work OF orgies Missions. “Chang Kuo.Ssu needed, for she has been |
ein | | i aencatt. quite different since. A few days ago
SS I SCE a Many will have seen that -our when a friend came to see her she told
Beh ia Baa \ beloved President, Mrs. Butler, dis- him that there Was no time here. to be
| Lf tributed the prizes at the City Temple “men-te-huang,” which word means
Be | if Demonstration. These annual meetings “sad, lonely and unhappy ” all rolled into
ao) i - were very successful in point of enthu-: one. She is reading well, and taking in
oa || siasm, numbers, and finances.* what she reads, too.
“Ss i peek In Bristol the W.M.A. members are There are also two fresh girls from the
cea | | Phos arranging a Self-Denial Week from June north, and two who were Mrs. Eddon’s
Sie i 8rd to 10th, and are asking each to put pupils, at Wu Ting Fu, two from Hsing
cet || 1 aside a penny per day for the week, to Chi, and a fresh one from Chung Chia,
ie | tle eran be given to the funds of the Auxiliary. so that now every part of our North
= i) i I commend their method for adoption by ‘China. District is represented here.
maa i _ our supporters elsewhere. Our elder girls helped again at the
5 Hi | 1 Writing to Mrs. Brook, Miss Turner fair, when the crowds of women were
a 1 says: greater than ever, also more attentive and
: i | | i Chu Chia, responsive. The Sunday School is
th i i ae Dec. 11, 1916. flourishing ; the women are freer during
Wie eae Accept my hearty thanks for all the ne et ee fe Pee
me iim a useful gifts for our girls: they will come pcan ee DUG SO AEE eat OUR.
ee || i in splendidly for Christmas, and will be ‘"eMCly visitors. ;
iI a surprise, as we had told the girls that As I write, my comrade is away on a
ih i} all hands at home were fully occupied in country journey about which she will
i I i ih working for our soldiers ; but we always doubtless tell you. (See next page.—Ep.)
II i} receive “more than ‘we can ask or A copy of Queen Mary’s letter, pub-
hit i think.” The days are crowded with work lished in the Tientsin papers, has just |
; i} Hi neg of one sort or another; we have a full been sent to me, and I have read it to |
v0 ie | ae school, and I have had to push on two the girls, who want to spend every spare |
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| Home Land during’ this time of stress; women read and to listen to the addresses et eg
and we pray every day that as soon as given at the children’s and the women’s ee
ever our country is ready for it, God meetings, and on the last three nights a
will give peace. many of them took part in public prayer ay 1 el
With every good-wish for you and for and seemed full of thanksgiving for the att f Fa
each member of .our noble Women’s reviving which they had received. On ii a | Cf
Auxiliary. the first night of our arrival, the circuit ae doe
Ever sincerely yours, preacher, Mr. Chang Tsun Shih, of ae i ke
| ANNIE J. TURNER. Shang Ho (a city five miles distant from el | ee
| Wei Chia) was not present, but arrived - aay |
From Miss ARMITT. the following morning and stayed with Hi Ae ae
I have just arrived from a seven days’ US throughout the tour, The Rev. Wilham a | &
visit to three of our country stations. Bainbridge, through whom he has been = =|) i
This time of sowing and reaping hag supported, has reason to rejoice, for Mr. i Ae
_ caused us to rejoice, for the Holy Spirit Chang is one of our best workers. ea ie
has worked in the hearts of our benighted For four days, from 10 to 12: a.m., Vee
sisters. about six to eight women came to learn : wa |
: Mrs. Lin, one of the women in train- to read the Catechism, and one, St. ea
ing, accompanied me. She is not suffi- John’s Gospel. Four were young ay Woe
ciently advanced for public speaking, but daughters-in-law, and for these to have aa ya
she is a “One by One” worker. Her this privilege was a joy to witness; also a
bright, cheerful presence and her earnest at one session there was a son helping Hal i a
heart were everywhere acceptable, and his mother, and a husband, his wife and a 1
she wasted no opportunity when travel- daughter. At the close of the reading ve ea
ling or in visitation of the homes of the lesson we had prayer and singing. (a | ila
people to proclaim the true God. At two p.m. a special children’s ser- Wy a | ee
We left Chu Chia in a Chinese cart, vice was held, when the boys from the Hi a | ie
first journeying 25 miles to Wei Chia, local school, led by their teacher, attended . | | a
the village of the Wei family. and paid splendid attention. a ae
The Church here has been established From 3.30 to 4.30, a women’s meet- i |. ge
about 25 years, and is adjoining the jing, and every evening a united meeting. | | ye
premises of a senior member, Since the In this village of sixty houses there | i i a
reduction of the estimates: no preacher was not a watch or a clock, for all use hit ti |
has been stationed here.* A little room the sun as their time-keeper. i M >
leading from the chapel we used for our A _ good bell, given me by the late Mr. |_| |
: sleeping room and my dining-room. It pashley’s grandson in Manchester, came | He i L
is safer to take one’s own food when out jn very useful to call the people to the =” am
for several days, but my helper was yarious services. ih ean
invited each day for meals to some of They also did not appear to possess a i i i
| the members’ houses. The condition of lamp, so the storm lantern J. took with ti a &
! the women here is very different from me enlightened the darkness for the He ih 8
the majority of our places in the circuit. evening meetings. \ ae a I —
Many years ago a former preacher took The people at this village have no idea He ie
the trouble to teach some of them to how to subscribe money for the Church. ==) | |
read. : : The last night, when the preachers al 1
I found there were six women mem- wished to enter the names of the yearly HT a i
bers and three had read the Catechism, contributions, not one was more than ce a ee
- and one could read a little of St. Mat- 300 cash, which equals about 38d. The Hie eae
thew’s Gospel. Of the six members, country Chinaman’s pocket is hard to ii Wo
y two were absent from the village, and open, for his wealth is not so much in HH Hi He ses
| one was too old and infirm to read. The actual cash as in his property and harvest Hi ii i 1%
| male members of the church number 20, returns, a a i
: and about 12 can be counted as regular Each day we visited the women in | | | i a
| worshippers. Although they were not their homes, and also a neighbouring A
[- invited until the united meeting in the village from which previously no women He a ig
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ii 1 Pa came to see us, and one in particular members, but the priest has forbidden
i | listened very attentively and bought a_ them to attend our services.
| hy copy of the Catechism. After five days Our Church here is about 21 years old.
ut | } i here we regretfully left the people for the At present there are about 12 members,
‘ | | ) city of Shang Ho. The preacher’s wife but not one woman. The intellect of the
a tot a had invited the leaders’ wives and their women-folk was deplorably dark, and a ;
ua 1 oo raat daughters-in-law and their young boys great contrast to the women of Wei :
i Hy | | who could read, to meet us. Aftera meal Chia. As far as I could gathér, they
mete ft of Chinese food we had a helpful meet- never attended the services, and the men, |
eae | cae ing, leaving in the late afternoon for a Chinese fashion, had thought it didn’t i
. i FR village two and a-half miles away. matter. I talked to them very plainly, |
oie it a Outside the West gate of the city I and before I left several purchased copies
a en called to see the parents of a former of the Catechism to help to teach them.
So eG scholar who is now in training as a nurse Altogether, about 20 women at the i
Ri i Pie eee in Tientsin. The people from the street three places visited have seen that they |
ai. soon filled the shop, all anxious to see the Te capable of a little learning, and that
me i ~ | zs foreigner, and it was another opportunity it is their duty as Christians to think of t
“ a el to speak for God. The women of the their spiritual welfare. ae : |
ht aaa cities are much more intelligent than the On the day appointed for visiting Wei _
a Pane villagers and understand at once the Chia and Sun Chia Wan, Mr. Chang has
eee ve Mandarin language. At the close, nod- promised to give these women special. — —
= | AN ding their heads, they remarked, “This help in a separate:class. At the latter .
Me eS true talk.” been teen tae or
s || el Evening brought us to the village of When we started on‘our return home,
= 4 ‘ Sun Chia Wan, the village of the Sun about 7 a.m., a thick frost was every-
sf | family. On arrival men’ and Meas where, and the sun shining forth later
be ‘a: | ity oe Ae hous ig The £61 made beautiful scenes, and by noon all |
| Pe eae ; * .o S07 frost had disappeared. It was a beau-
a sevice | Oceanian ier Me ge Oe tiful parable of the power of God’s Spirit |
a} by ate. ea ne 2h fhe chapel. The woued 2 Toe a Sree and |
ae | | : : " e ha een please uring these seven |
; | e. | | / WEES coeur es EO ane ar £00 big days to let us witness His reviving power
Pee | | POISE LOE BOO L BOIS) GNC) Te Eas in the hearts of our Chinese sisters.
a pias was a See ee De: They pe
oe I Aan reverently, but there was not one hymn
os el) ; i| they aig sing. Oné woman said “she Monthly Prayer Meeting.
|| i iat hadn’t any throat,” which meant she Hymns : |
ae | | Lee ie hadn’t any tune in her voice. The chil- “My God, is any hour so sweet.”
ee i vas -dren’s service was held at 2 p.m., and at “Light after darkness, gain after i
ey 3.30 the mothers came again. Many of loss.”
; i qd i au their husbands were sitting at the back “For Thy mercy and Thy grace.” |
Si i eae i of the chapel, and when Mr. Chang asked Prayer : 4
i | Ve neat who would be willing henceforth to learn Gace: Hesinaia
i) |, the doctrine, several men asked that their s oo aoe i.
| i} at wives’ names might be enrolled. aoe pee ee ve Missin (Ge
Ht 4 i ee At night the final eg a good Mince! Ties gg: ae ;
Bie | eae. number gathered, and I spoke on the ee |
i 4 eed parting essing, “The Lord bless thee ga 10th. the Tong Chuan Circutt ’
Vie haa and keep thee.” The members, although (54). Rev. H. Parsons.. Isaiah’ Sie }
| poor, had subscribed oil and lamps for June 17th.—For abounding liberality |
Aa ape cHiige: at home and abroad. 2 Cor. a 6—15.
a Hes? a Here there are about 40 houses and wae ee ane Vee
The ae ee heathen temples, and I didn’t see any ‘ fe ISDE ES deuce SALE HaeN CES vas
| Raa paper gods.on the doors, which is a “"* fs é
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#£. J. Dymond. W. TREMBERTH.* Ee
ROM that day when Paul and Bar- as ever Providence gave to any man of | il ih
- nabas gathered the Church to- his generation; I doubt whether any | ah 3
gether at Antioch, and rehearsed “old boy” has reflected more lustre upon ae
all that God had done with them his Alma Mater for steadfast devotion to it ii +e
amongst the peoples, the return of the duty and patient endurance than he. Mr. Hi Ale | ee
foreign missionary has been an event Ruddle esteemed him most highly, but Ve Hl | eB
eagerly and affectionately anticipated doubted if the refined, sensitive spirit in Hh He |
| throughout the Churches. Mr. Dymond, him would stand the rack of pioneering ea | See
| ‘of whom we are to write a brief and all in Yunnan. Residence in China has been ik al {| Ss
too inadequate word, be it remembered, 10 picnic. It is far different than those ie a) an
| returns to our homeland after a third imagine who at home _ occasionally iy i 4 i
period of labour, by which he completes amuse themselves with fasts and vigils. Wi i | ed
i the record of thirty. crowded, glorious ou Ee a Ht
years spent in Yunnan, West China. Ohio. ee ere Ae geo ee ae
| Incidentally, what a succession—Paul, [RRM yg ON Wi a ee
Barnabas . . . Frank Dymond! | —RR 7) 50 Wal ot
{ am not conscious of any levity in placing [ieee se MM Sc oe iF || i i
| the names.thus. Dymond’s title to apos- [ge ? ue ee be eee Hi a i | Be
tolic succession is quite indisputable. [Rie ssass) Pee He ee
| Many an Archbishop might envy him half [7 et || ||
the strength of such a claim. Welcome [jis QR [eee (0) ni i 1g
| Brother, in the name of all United Metho- [Ree 7]. (tiger 8 cg ui i
dists, Thrice Welcome Home ! hogy yO 9 AERO SE 3 Ha me Me
Our friend—how shall I describe him? (3a) Me) a : ha
—look at his picture. He is a great, ee Fe 8 ee i i in
typical, Chinese missionary — modest, [a 4) Ale a i
|. patient, strong, (with a faraway look [igh MMe 3g i i iP
which reflects the light of a distant [i May geass aa ae. al Se | 8
} horizon. To say he is the late John 7 Gage eee Sea ( i i a r
ij Dymond’s son is in itself a recommenda- ff age’ Cor oh eee cay ceninchal a i | 3
| tion.. His own worth and personality, (iets en a ae eee
however, render him independent of jâ„¢ ie a Se Ge ase i a i (
ancestry. He is great and interesting: in ade aes ah a a
his own merit.. Then he is a Shebbear # ge paces a a
| College boy, and has had as tough a job nee ies en Hl \ i
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il be The climate has exacted a heavy toll! judgment, rather cautious, deeply under-
it bow He became prematurely grey, and those standing the problems of his work. To
i deep eyes of his show signs of mental his colleagues he is a brave, noble soul,
| | | struggles that come of a long habit of | much beloved, ever loyal and unselfish
H) looking down the fearful abysses of to a degree.
aS | heathen life. But he retains his buoyant I am inclined to say that an outstand-
| it tread, his cheery smile, and love of ing feature of our friend is his instinct |
me ‘an pawky humour, and never a drop of and genius for evangelism. His heart i
is ii Ed hea bitterness has entered his soul. Some _ glows ‘to tell of the Princely, Divine |
ma) i readers will recall the day it was hospitality of the Gospel. The worship
es pa announced that Dymond and Pollard of Shang-Ti—God, was the sole preroga- |
al were going to China. Hearts of young tive of the Emperor, the common people |
SS i ; } and old alike were touched with a new were forbidden approach. “Come boldly
eee i ett zeal and appreciation of the age-long to a Throne of Grace” is his message, |
Si be ae tradition of carrying the Gospel to the and the instincts of the people as against |
ee he anh heathen interpreted by their youthful traditional and intellectual usages agree i
uS i Lf consecration. For they were but youths. that. his doctrine is right. For such |
aie | | 4 An elderly lady once rushed to the pulpit. leadership he possesses a supreme
at a stairs to greet them, and began quoting: qualification in his mastery of the
és i } | | ti “Out of the mouth of babes and suck- language of the people. He and Pollard {
| 1 he at lings,” etc. were quite prodigies in the ease with |
mei | It is necessary perhaps here to remind which they acquired ‘the literature and
— i the reader that Mr. Dymond’s heroic music of the Celestial tongue. Dymond
Ser oe labours have been with the Chinese, is our ablest preacher. I have never
en | ti as distinguished from the work heard his equal in that country. This I
a he a amongst the tribes-people. No man am conscious is high praise, and it is
: 4H eee Ef has rejoiced more over the large deserved. It is not only the art of put-
me | | ingatherings of the Miao. But he has ting his message, but, so to speak, the
ei | es always felt the strategic importance of ume of it that he is so much a master
PS q Phe: Bi maintaining our effort for the Chinese. of. The initiated will understand. His i
a Ve Sa His position then and now reveals the soul and all within him kindle at the i
ee bbe Ae essence of wisdom and foresight, and sight of the yellow crowd. The first |
ee | Sh] i successive years will make it more sermon I heard him preach was to a
- A ae a abundantly clear. The choice meant the Chinese congregation of Christians on f
i ae Ha lowly path, hidden almost from the gaze David and Goliath. The natives had a
| 1 os of the world. The Chinese are a slow- great time. Most of the great mission-
eee i | aT moving body : a phlegmatic temperament aries in China have believed in the music
Bee: | piles and hide-bound prejudices preclude and magic of the uéttcred word; Hudson
ee || Le eae quick dramatic action; the glamour and Taylor, Griffith John and Gilmour were
=e | : romance attaching to more emotional essentially preachers. Cultured speech |
ce i peoples are entirely absent. Herein you lets loose the vitalities of the Word. To
i ae | f discover a clue to Dymond’s strength. the people it is like the tapping of an |
ee a i] ie He is able to wait, to accommodate his artesian well, the dark waters of their |
ee eae tt pace to the people who have never soul instantly rush up to greet the sun- |
Vie | a “maimed speed by over-running it at the shine. On the morrow of the first bap-
es |) i| a starting.” The refusal of Christ he will tisms at Chao-tong he leads the men
eh ly aun not take as the final word. The dough- converts off upon a long preaching’ tour.
me ee es strip maker whom he baptized a while Of the heart-breaking disappointments |
i Jae since, said: “J heard the Truth from Mr. in building up the Chinese Church Mr. |
Hae a) Dymond twenty years ago, and was a Dymond has written. In nothing has
it fool not to believe it then.”” Won after real power been so: manifest -as in the
Bee eG twenty years, such is the perfecting work capacity of Pastor of the Chao-tong |
‘ | | Hang of patience. Church. In that most prosaic and mono- |
ae | eos, Beat He writes very little to our magazines, tonous task he has displayed exemplary |
ee ee although he wields a facile pen. His patience, tact, firmness. and wisdom.
Bead articles all unconsciously show a man The foundations of the work are so
i a tae deeply immersed in his work, of sane surely and wisely laid that the future ;
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leaders need have no hesitation in ally told in “Tight Corners.” In Yun- ta i: @
building upon it a vast super-structure. nan Fu he passed through the Boxer a Ae:
And no doubt Chao-tong will develop riots with wife and little children; their Tea
into a great Christian centre not home was destroyed, and they were left na | a
many years hence. Mr. Philip Yen, one with nothing more than they stood ea
| of our most trusted evangelists, was won in. At Chao-tong they witnessed the ee ee
to Christ by him, and several others of advent of the Revolution; chaos reigned Heh ke
| the leading workers, the younger men, supreme, the suspense of those months te
were once his boys: in the Schools. was utter agony. Now for a couple of ‘ail | &
: ; : : - years he has toiled on alone without com- ion. ie
What he is as an educationalist I can fort of wife and children, Mrs. Dymond ia
| only indicate in a few words. His ser-~ peing obliged to return to England to see on
vices along this line to both the Chinese to the education of the children. ae
and our mission have been incalculable. i ; E , Ty) on ae
For years forward-looking men who (Throughout all his varied experiences He |)
| desired to saye their country have known ¢ has maintained a child-like simplicity ee
his address. At the request of the offi- and directness of view of things which ee
cials of Tong-ch’uan he taught foreign One but the greatest souls are able to a if
subjects in the Government school. In Preserve to middle years. Mr. Dymond ea) a
1905 he addressed a meeting in that city, 4S Satisfied with his calling, he has no Hea i a
under the presidency of the prefect, ©®Vvy of others who are employed in a | ee
which had been convened to consider ifferent way. Daily he scrupulously bl |B
| measures of reform. The direct result attends to the culture of both mind and Ha
was that two of his most promising heart so as to fit himself for the work. Hi me lig
pupils were sent to Japan to receive the The personal equation is of most vital tl i +
new learning. Returning home after a ‘portance. Great are his hopes of ah
| few years, Tang-ki-yao distinguished him- China, he sees what a contribution to Ve | ae
self in the Revolution. By a bold stroke the Kingdom will be her conversion. He ey
he took the Arsenal at Yunnan City, Views all the past with its splendid results. . tie ai | 3
and made a prisoner of the Viceroy. For 2S 4 Preparatory work for a great smash- a |i
| .this service he was made governor of 2& blow presently to be delivered upon ea
| the Province in the new regime. Most China’s thick wall of superstition and i i es
| of his pupils are now serving under the Unbelief. Hh i | ‘f
| government, and are, fast friends of the Mrs. Dymond deserves a separate a | i if
missionaries. It is interesting to be article to describe her work. A mis- ea es
present at the birth of a new order, it. sionary before her marriage, she has | a 1 (hl
is great to have been used in the shaping kept up the women’s side of the work, Hi i 4 iE
of it. Dymond’s work has made an im- for nothing in China can be perfect that iy il fo)
pression upon the course of events in does not carry the women along with the a | Ad ie
| Yunnan. Until recently he has been men. In doing this she has not neglected A a
pastor of the church and Principal of the her domestic affairs. Mr. Dymond’s tH iH i di :
| training college, where there is a number home has been a temple of peace. i i |
: of No-su preparing to take up evangel- Cena i i | oa
| istic work. He has established a net- On the eve of his leaving for the home- ra i a s
: work of schools. under Christian teachers, land the new spacious chapel at Chao- i a 1
Pe. all over the Chao-tong plain, and at tong was opened in the presence of the i i tha
Sai-ii-ho. Much time is spent visiting uy, sraoauiny the heads of schools, aed i
| these centres of education, and great eee ee and police. * That new Hk i i
things are expected of them. ae stands as a sign. It marks the eo
: pletion of thirty years of vigorous A a
Life in China has been full of incident ¢Vvangelistic effort, that has practically A | oe
| for him. On his first trip up the Yang- â„¢ade the Gospel known to all the people Hie | iq
| tze the boat was wrecked in the rapids; throughout that vast district; in this ee
| he was thrown into the water and Mr. Dymond has taken a foremost part. — a a | “
|. ‘narrowly escaped being drowned. The !t is also a starting-point for a greater A qi Vy ie
next year he had small-pox at Chaotong, intensive effort to win New China for a i i
and the nearest doctor living a month’s Christ. al | : :
journey distant. The story is graphic- tees yanuary pala dna 6 ORS: oy ti i [ ee
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iW 1 ea ginia. he would add: advised to sleep in our clothes but no harm came {
“2 if } > ’ . ould a d : to us, blessed be God! The Japanese treated us
| God send China one such sight, well. No one need be afraid to travel in one of
ie || I | And send me there to see. their clean boats. Mr. Hudspeth left me at
ig i ; Senate Hong-Kong, he proceeding to Japan to havea
“i | at On arrival home, Mr.Dymond wrote thus from busy time in seeing the Miao New Testament

Tel 1 ae 4 Shamrock Road, Eastville, Bristol :— through the press. a
oo Poa: ‘‘T have had a fine journey home. At times ‘‘T left the friends at Chaotong well, Dr. i
on ( mee toe | been very anxious, of course, but saw nothing tobe Savin and family, Mr. Hicks and Mr. Craddock.
en | Roan al afraid of all the way. Wreckage floated past us At Tong Chuan Mr. and Mrs. Evans and Miss
eS nde occasionally, our boats were all swung out in Lewis. At Stonegateway, in among the hills,
a 1 is aj readiness, we were told what, boat each passenger Mr.and Mrs. Parsons, Elsie and the twin boys.’’ |
pe 5 i, fe ee aa was to take, life belts were stacked upon the deck —F. J, D. |
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S B) 1 Te ee Cheering We have just closed £5,500 below the expenditure, with a |
ee if eee Boe Finances. another financial year debt of over £11,000, will ‘show what a
oe st with the most gratifying remarkable advance has’ been made in a
a AG result. Last year we recorded an increase short period. The large increase is i
ao | | Ha ; of £1,233, and this year we have made _ chiefly due to the exceptional Conference |
ma | a further advance of £1,804 and reached effort which added £1,103 to the foreign |
ii the noble sum of £18,928 9s. 9d. for the proportion; the W.M.A. accounts for
ro WH Khe tal work of our Church on the foreign field.. £300 0f the increase, and the remaining |
aa} | fh This is the highest amount yet raised by £401 results from a general improvement |
aS te our Church for foreign missions and _ shared by nearly all the circuits in the :
Se | a probably higher than the total income of denomination. The income has exceeded |
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a | ache _ prior to union. To compare the present which, added to the surplus last year,
oe i | an position with that of six years ago, when makes the present balance £2,069 16s. 6d.
eee q : i Ey the foreign income was not £12,000, But it must not be imagined that this
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