Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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


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
英國傳教士 -- 期刊
任務 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
英国传教士 -- 期刊
任务 -- 期刊
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
51.507222 x -0.1275
35 x 103
21 x 78
18.18 x -77.4
-8.7832 x 34.5085


General Note:
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

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ee oe oes Come acca Church in the House. J. E. Mackintosh... 30 oH.
“i ‘ eee eee uns ae aS? Conference, Missions at. J. A. Thompson 105 |
‘ China’s Womanhood. Mary Gaunt Berea HGdbee Query Boxes Me a 60, 72 if
ei Scholarships at Peking. Dr. Candlin ... 90 iiema, AnvOtE as = a 197 ti
a ee reat: eS SEG Aes Home Mission Treasurers ... ae sesanagllit, | i
os t Bins os me Hymns, Soldiers’ Favourite... Sh hee 45 1
xe Tong Shan, The Daily Round at. J. Hinds 126 Levacy A Poos Man's 2 WER) Cats uh age : (
oS SOUTH-EAST CHINA. London Meetings. James Ellis ... 48, 61 : ij
“30 Literature Association, Editor ... Boe BOO a TP
S ee Lee Cee uCHE clang 57 Merlin, On the Onward March, Editor... 44
SS Dr. Swallow’s Retirement. H.T. Chapman 85 Deane ace ie hth Fi eae yi
a Missions as a Soldier saw them ... 3 8 He
x i SOUTH-WEST CHINA. Nearing Star, The. Editor... Pas Ue lO "i
= Chap ‘Tone Training’ Schoo! ny se 6 Ohetivatory! Editor ... fie ae fy R269 a)
ss Earthen Vessels (Native Sermon) ... CE pay. eae ae ee By bie ae Ae
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= ; Reminiscences. F. J. Dymond... see Q9 Presidebi's. Mekage | JucWiight 4 ; is i ;
ea Savin, Death of Dr. C. Stedeford yao) i p 4
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= W. Tremberth ... 65 Students, Day of Prayer for Fis Bea LS, ’
ef C. E. Hicks + 121 The Centenary of American Methodist . |
ss Stone Gateway, Visit to. F.R.Craddock 17 Missions ae ne i Cr Owen ae i.
ee Tong Chuan Girls’ School, Mrs. Dobson 131 Women’s Auxiliary 10, 23, 34, 46, 58, 70, 82, }
i Yunnan Snapshots, F. R. Craddock ... 17 : 95, 107, 118, 131, 139 i ;
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bee W. J. Nicholls 99 The Saviour of the World. L.E.M.Syson 45 |
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iss International Review... .... 33, 60, 94, 132 A Movable Bridgeat| ... —... 133
i Mera Hymns and Catechism, |.) 94" > SOUITHIRAST CHINA: ;
; ILLUSTRATIONS. Ningpo Woman, A. 1892 and 1915... Ql
\ PORTRAITS. Wenchow, Canal at ... ss 8 RS
is Abercrombie, Mrs. Ralph ... a TIO Street Scene in .... . ... ee ee ‘|
; Bassett, Rev. Udy (the late) ake ... 109 Summer School ... te oe 5
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Baxter, the late Dr 0, 5 SOUTH-WEST. CHINA. |
‘ Beckly, Esq., J. H. ... a ne eo OW po :
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Messaée for 1918. 2
HE Editor has asked me to send Have you made a study of our col-
\ 7 him a short message for the New leges and hospitals in China? Our edu-
Year, and I willingly comply with cational and medical work is invaluable
his request. My message is—Familiarise there. It is an open door to the Chinese
yourself with. our foreign missionary _ heart.
work. It will surprise you, it will be a Of course, everything is subservient to
liberal education, it will fill yourimagin- the Evangel, but there are various ways
ation with glowing visions, and it will of preaching. We are putting the spirit
fill your heart with noble enthusiasms. © 0f Christ into China and Africa through
& The mere geography of our missions, @ variety of methods. And the people
in China and Africa, is a study.’ What te responding. Christ is beimg recei-
“countries they are!. with their mount. ved. He will work as leaven both in the
ains and rivers and rich valleys and dusky and the yellow race until the whole
untold mineral wealth. is transfigured and transformed. Get
( . - Then the people! Their history, tra: familiar with the work.
\ ditions, habits, morals, religion. Our ie
ii missions include the two extremes of Pr nee
: human life outside Christian peoples. a
We have China with its ancient civiliza- a Y
tion, which had attained toa high cul- —— a
ture and possessed a noble literature, conar ae
: when our forefathers were painted sava- ae Se ASS
as ges; and we have Africa whose chil- ee a
; dren are nature’s wild products, untaught, ies. © Sal Ben ee
undisciplined, barbarous, nomadic, super- Poe) ll ee
stitious and indolent. Pere ey Om
_, What a field we have. You will be (RR Sil (eae
Ree interested in noting the different meth- ([RaaaA ~ a eres
ods we employ in our work suitable to ‘AI 7)
the different types of people. Have you ee Su ey a
ebserved the agricultural side of our mis- a LS er Oe ene
sion in East Africa? We are teaching eee ae
the people how to use God's beneficent eT A es
earth, how to earn their livelihood in Co? ae i
Rh ene particular locality without wander- V.” ¢ aa
a ing about, we are teaching them how Go ks Saeaeenes
‘to toil, and the rewards of toil. And a eae. ie
Be that part of our work is already paying ie Lay
for itself. ~ y
i . Rev, James Wright, President of Conferemce. by
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x ea oo. not For the fourth time the The scanty reports given
SS a nor a s New Year begins in the Floods in in English papers have
ee econeaeed: midst of the war which North China. not enabled us to form-any
- pBLOWS more distressing and desolating idea of the distress and devastation
= = the months pass by. The strain of caused by the floods in North China last
x a Dom every heart and home. The September. Around Tientsin 15,000
Pe ot peace is still remote. The square miles were covered with water
| AW Oo ney is most sorely tried and to an average depth of eight feet. Part
3 re oe the New Year with anxious of the city was inundated and the greater
ee ieee mid such a tossing sea, itis well part of the British and Japanese con-. Z
: ES Rie or our souls by faith in the eter- cessions. This inevitably occasioned
eo nal promises of God. Christian workers very wide distress and it is estimated
eS Th entitled to a quenchless optimism. that in the city alone there were at least
2 ; ey toil in alliance with triumphant one hundred thousand homeless and
a orces ae obedience to an all- starving people. | Shélter was provided
= Pe eee We may be sustained for some of the destitute refugees in
pe Ch POLLS RE ened by the knowledge of hastily constructed camps, and the muni-
= ne and ‘serene assurance. cipal authorities of the city as well as
ee E The, S rall ae fail, nor-be discouraged.” its philanthropic resources were over-
SS ; h €re is sublime hope in the assurance taxed by the magnitude of the distress.
i that He shall not fail. He has created Many people who remained in the upper
= and redeemed humanity for definite pur- rooms of their houses were reduced to
1 nae and He shall not fail to achieve dite straits for the want of means of
ee 1 He as of the travail of communication and transport. Houses
S ae soul and shall be satisfied.’ But collapsed and furniture was washed
ie ns something still more inspiring away. The main streets became rivers
= in. the assurance that He shall not be and the boats available commanded very
= discouraged. His servants are often too high charges. The struggle of house-
= easily ee Ouse cs At se a aie holds to effect an escape and to save
‘ missionary workers are beset wit 1S- i iti
: 4 couragements. The set-back the war oe Fe pcos pened Bi
% has imposed upon missionary effort; the «The flood was causea bv the excessive
i ‘ exhibition professedly Christian nations gins and the breaking of the banks of
= ie eae ee the | - a fs the the Hun Ho, a river which joins the Pei
a eathen world; financial difficulties’ [Ho upon which Tientsin is situated. The
~ arising from the scarcity of money; the yn Ho is a muddy torrent which
magnitude of the opportunities and the deposits large quantities of silt and to :
= meagreness of the resources—all these keep it within bounds the Chinese had
ys, pee Pe Bat ae ae ae Ae of raised its banks until the deposits raised
Bae. missions. But the Lord tHuimsell is not the bed of the river higher than the leveP
discouraged, and His servants should not of the surrounding plain. Responsible
bi aS BS ee nat all aes i et engineers had repeatedly warned the
s CECE eis (tC: SROWs, Wat, appatedh authorities Of the perl threatened: bythe
a | ae may issue in a greater victory, un Ho, but the cost of opening a new
aS | e knows the thousands who have not course for the river was so great that
bowed the knee to Baal, He knows that pothing was done to avert the calamity
= truth and love will shine forth with which has devastated the whole district.
greater spendour after a temporary 5 ,
| eclipse. The same faith should expel Rev. F. B. Mr. Turner and his family,
Pp ‘ Tn
=. discouragement from our hearts and Turner’s stationed in Tientsin, have
pe enable us to enter the New Year with Painful suffered the serious effects
. fullest confidence in the triumph of Jesus Experience. of the flood. ‘While return-
a ~ and the final triumph of all who love ing from the services on Sunday, Sep-
‘ and serve Him. tember:23rd, he found men busy bricking
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Through the Secretary’s Field-Glass
up cellar windows and raising banks to and to convey provisions to the men left
keep the floods from the Japanese con- incharge. But the state of things grew
: cession. Our Mission house, where Mr. worse with each passing day because the
Turner resides, is situated in the Japan- water became more foul. Numbers of
| ese concession. At four o'clock the next families and Chinese servants were shut
morning Mr. Turner was awakened by in and everything to be disposed of had
the roar of the waters which had changed to be “dropped over the side” as from
the road into a river knee deep. Our a ship at sea. “You-can imagine,” says
Ri compound was still high and dry but Mr. Turner “ what it is like with a house
the water rapidly rose and by 10 o’clock surrounded with stagnant water of this
it had covered the compound and swept sort; and not only that but the cellars
into the cellars of the house. Throughout and foundations filled with the same
the day the water rose at the rate of noxious fluid. In our case it is made
' three inches an hour and at nightfall worse by our surroundings—the stirrings
it was still rising but not so rapidly. Mr, of native cow-houses, manure heaps and
Turner says: “It has been distressing all unspeakable garbage from the adjacent
day long to see boats and rafts going Chinese locality. “Already with the
by over the flood piled up with the house closed up the place smells like a
belongings of poor people washed out charnel house, and what it will be like
of house and home: and to see on a_ when it has had time to settle and germ-
} solitary bit of high ground near here, inate baffles description.”
not more than a hundred feet square, a :
crowd of men and women and cattle An Appeal Many of our own people
being gradually more and more closely have been rendered desti- 1
encircled by the water.” On the Tues- tute by the floods, and, as far as possible,
day morning, Mr. Turner found the water help should be given to relieve the gen-
had reached within 15 inches of his cellar eral distress. We appeal to any of our
se ceiling and was still risimg. Mr. Tur- friends who are able to make a special
y ner writes “ We managed on Tuesday to contribution for this purpose. Such an
get to the British concession, and the expression of Christian charity will be
sights we saw on the way were sad in most highly appreciated by all con-
the extreme, the streets over which we cerned.
had walked on Sunday being waist deep Mr, Turner says “Happily Tientsin
to neck deep; large river barges, small city itself is largely out of the water,
tr punts and rafts of the queerest and quite so, as faras our city chapel is con- Bae
roughest description being busy rescu- cerned; but we have had to make that a
ing families and their belongings from refugee centre for our Christian families,
the rising flood. Sadder still, to see and we have now there some 50 people
‘solitary individuals wading up to their and all the belongings they have been
necks along the streets with their few able to rescue from the, msing flood. I.
A possessions on their heads. Wewormed was there this morning; it was a painful
. our way through the Japanese conces- sight to see homes thus broken up. Pas-
sion and reached the border of the tor Li Ngan Su is doing all that can be
French concession. Ata point nearthe done to comfort these people in this
higher ground we came up against a great disaster; it means in the case of
barrier of earth put up by the French many that means of livelihood are gone,
| to keep back the water. Here we were and we shall have to do something in the
allowed to land and were carried over way of relief. The charitable resources
an intervening piece of shallow water of the place will‘certainly be taxed to
and at last found ourselves on terra firma, the utmost, and we must take special
to our great relief. From that point measures for the relief of our own people.
rickshaws took us and our baggage [ hope that you will authorize help ona
: along the French main street and the small scale at once from Mission Funds,
oe Victoria Road'to the highest part of the and I suggest that you should ask for
British concession, where we had se- special contrbiutons for the purpose.” ;
cured quarters.” We shall be glad to forward any
Mr. Turner secured a boat in order to . money received in response to this
keep in touch with the mission house appeal of Mr. Turner.
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é The Prevailing Gospel,

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- A Review of our Annual ee AVE |

< Missionary Report. - GARTHWAITE.

— OTHING more interesting surely, THB HEALING MINISTRY. |

Ee R could be published, than the in- Five hospitals; and during the year

3s formation presented in this year’s 46,000 sufferers reached and _ touched

; report; full to overflowing with incident, with the gentleness and kindness of the

3 so that the’ reader cannot help saying, Christian doctor and his helpers. Not :

x “It is the Lord’s doing, and it is mar- only the story told by. our Medical

Se vellous in our eyes.” Missionaries, but the Z

oe Piles tiry to eather |) Se ee ee manner, of its telling. 1me

Se up, for the reader of presses the reader. Day

5 the EcHo, some of its “The war may have after day, needy suffer-

a striking features. reduced our numbers ers. present themselves,

SC Fae a ie i and the-unwearied healers

eS JHB PREVAILING: GOSPEL. diminished our mission- eae ere. ere oe

a b Preaching must be a ety Cet es Cauren which the Udeat cases

ae delightful privilege out on pUnic lt BOM enact ie are watched and tended.

ee ' the Mission Field, because econ yaa Spine peas

<] the people are eager to Panes tie nae re There is a glow on our

a hear the messa f th ee pce eee Doctors’ stories that can

* Soe S x t from the Secre- é x

Cross. Chapels and other tape preface to the be felt at this distance. :

> preaching) places become || 7? : But what must be the ~ ©

a the centre of waiting, ex- ———————---—_—__—__ gladness of those relieved

= pectant crowds, streets ; and cured? Wecan only

ao and market-place become sanctuaries, guess, but as United Methodists we

iN and those who have already believed are thankful that such work is done .
| rejoice that others hear, and are ready in our name.

moo from every quarter, doors open in un- Boon :

cS expected places, and the Missionary. is Year by year, our work in the
ns invited to enter, in the name of our Lord. schools and colleges become more im-

es It is won- portant. The

= derful! It ig —————___________———,_— school work, b

ca surely a _ test ‘During the last six years we have added because of the 7
3 of reality, that 50 per cent. to our missionary income, and it || - influence it will

“s e ee ee year, is this splendid achievement which has saved ee a oe

= _-self-support is che f ith it i th young life, the .
; becoming thee our missions, for without it some o em college age 4
5 fhanitest tothe must have been closed before now. But we because coon
y Missionaries, have not reached the climax. Our aim is ‘what is sure
i and through £20,000 per annum for foreign work alone.” to follow upon
them to us. The Secretary. an educated

fa \ It is good CEO ee manhood, Do j
s * help those who em I see it be-

ae are willing, even to the point of cause I want to see it, or is the !

i. sacrifice, to help themselves. ‘The promise in the Report, that even 4
Bee Gospel does prevail; it gathers crowds, nearer than we think, is the time,, |

= opens doors, touches hearts, changes when Native Christians will go forth
; lives, creates with a new faith the like a mighty army, to publish the .

=f Spirit of Christly sacrifice. good tidings? This much we see in 4

the report from the schools and colleges, | In Africa, West and East, the
; that the work grows in_ effective- adult members number 38,065, and
ness and power, and ye we are | the junior members number. 1,539.
only at the beginning. ii With one exception, every field shows
y an increase. , These fig-
} STATISTICS. ee eS tare eInOSt impres- BA :
. The . general " secretary : ‘sive, especially if we
tightly says, that sta- “The Churches in take notice that the
tistics are mot the Sierra Leone ‘are self- missionary’s path is not
' sole gauge of Missionary supporting. We main- by any means clear of
progress. But there | is fai only ther wore in obstacles, and that he
e something big and im- ; . has to face many diffi-
pressive in the figures the hinterland. culties. c
given in the Report. The Secretary.
We have regular preach- New workers are on :
‘ ing sustained in 620" the field, and others
ese centres in China, and are ‘quite ready to go
our Missionary Staff consists of 16 | when the conditions permit; and
ministers, 5 doctors, 2 college princi- | yet there is still a need for men
pals, and 3 and women; .
unmarried eee gifts also;
ladies ! There “Let us follow in the glorious train of and above
' 8 reported, a those who toil in faith and hope, and we shall everything
membership of discover that God’s perfected plan has far else, the ear- -
13,782 adults, surpassed our brightest visions and dreams.” nest prayers
4,570 juniors, Ee ces of our mem-
and 17,883 en- Leas bers at home, ~
‘quirers, and. = Oe that: the) king: 3
we have ob- ; doms of this
~ tained an increase of 318 adults and | world may become the Kingdom of
| 361 juniors. our Lord.
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| Training School. WEST CHINA.
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_ a HILE the preachers and teach- training. We are most desirous for a
e ers who issue from this ‘more efficient native ministry.” Thus
; | Institute will not be perfect the Rev. F. J. Dymond when in charge
i | any more than are those men who come of the School in 1916. ~ ‘
=S | from similar institutions _ elsewhere, Mr. Dymond describes the photo- °
a . yet it as certain that they will be oraph below in his characteristic
“s far superior to any workers we have at fashion ssc
: ee and indeed to any men who “ The tall man at the back of the third
in eine. ne forth from & ene on the right, died of consumption. He
e te te ere P a et ethe Rev.C.E. died trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ 4
7 erm (circa IQIO). the EC hureh
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Ee me are land-owners and have
s who have terminated thei Se ae Cen Oue eas.
ie eir course, as « Bhs ,
at each d Seger All are very dear to a. missionary’s
< eachers and preachers. We wish it h d ions havohat il
Sie ' were. in: olir power t ath eart, and to look at the photo calls
oe Her Ch: Py eee * ¢ fa te up many, many happy memories. If
. the engtu Universit : ia
. 8 y” tor further you only knew them, how you would
ee u exe a eee rr ea tao ts owe: them
* Described by they Rev. W. H. 1
— AugditonD Tega aL “What blessed seasons we have ‘had
: / together!”
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5. i sg I eS eae ie sa ORES A ENS Of
i : Our Traiming School at Chao Fong Fu, ; [Per Rev. F. J. Dymend, .
Bet aed Cae wish

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Additions to our :
: West African Staff. a
Rev. E. J. T. HARRIS. Rev. Ji G. HYDE.
VY full name is Eliab John Tobias acd Ne aA
MN Harris. 1885 (May 9), was the : mas
year of my birth, and Sierra | | ‘tee i aie
E Leone is my native home. There I re- ne Geer ae, eee:
‘ceived an elementary education, and had — ee ST
_ also the privilege of a parental Christian Se
training, which laid the foundation of a aa
my eatly life. Eighteen years afterwards, cack | ek as
at an evangelistic meeting conducted by eo ae ee OO
the Rev. A. E. Greensmith, at Kent Te ieee ,
Village, five miles from home, I publicly Sl Ue
“gave myself to Jesus Christ. That same eee a —— ae ae
year, having won a scholarship, I entered ar
| the Wesleyan High School for a second- ae rey. Suu? te eae 0
ary training. On leaving school I ac- a Ca heaee
cepted a post’ as an elementary teacher Bese i ee
in connection with our Jehovah day- te.
school. I became a local preacher in a Re Wee a as
1910, and was appointed a divinity student fo 2 ee See
Bs in 1914. A year of experience in church 2 ee
work was granted me in Freetown South Ra Mee Oc ier he
Circuit, followed by a mission to England BRYN eee, aa Si
for training for the native ministry. SA eae en :
| Born at Murray Town, January 11th, 1886, ‘ ’
ay 3 3 Began te preach, 1904. } A
Is Seta ee Seas. It is with real pleasure we present the
! Nata nes a? oats : photographs of the two young men who
ll re have been for two years in training for ._
bo oe a ak the ministry in our Ranmoor College, and
Bt oo aa es — 2 have now returned to their native land.
[hg ee ee ia ae These brethren have commended them-
OO a a 5 selves to the Principal and Tutor, and
ee ie Pg 4 stand well in the examinations ; as will y;
Meet be. seen in Conference “Minutes,” (p.
| oii we 264, 1916, and p. 183, 1917). They fol
ee a =. Pa hin e low in an excellent line. J. B. Nichols,
| eeuat Semen fe eR E. D. Thompson, T. T. Campbell, C. L. ‘
Boo Fe eee je eg - Coker, and:J. E. Leigh, have’ preceded
ee —— f them in English training—between the
a di oO = i years 1890 and 1901. May our brothers
| 2 Ba Harris and Hyde be made equally use- |
| ae RSS | ful to the churches in Sierra Leone, and ’
if be honoured in winning many of Afric’s >
= er ae sons and daughters to our Saviour.
P i HS We have induced Mr. Harris to give :
a Pe a brief sketch of his life. Mr. Hyde
ee f° prefers not to do this, but contents hint :
; eee es self with the facts cited above. :
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é Missions as a Soldier :
ie - Saw Them.
a GALLANT man of Kitchener's They cause me to care not a jot for this
= Army, a month before he died maimed body, soon to be set aside.
a - wrote thus to Mr. Holmes, the: [ve found a friend, oh such a friend, ‘@
* well-known London Police Court mis- He loved me ere I knew Him; a
ss ; sionary :— te ee ee eee Elis '
= : : : nd thus He bound me to 1m. .
; Lying here in hospital helpless three And round my heart still closely twine @
months from .shrapnel. wounds which Those ties which none can sever,
S ‘refuse to heal, and just waiting, Ihave For I am his and He is mine,
ee been thinking. For ever and for ever.
= You Enow ! have been all over the I realize now that the Friend cares
Ly world. It would seem that I should have for every savage of our rate, even as |
a | plenty to think about. Strange, isn’t it, He cares for me. And why should he
= that my thoughts always go back to the not? f
ee one theme of Christian Missions, — Ah, there is the secret of Christian
a especially as I never thought of them Missions. I had not then life eternal.
x before but in derision: and that notwith- Would God that I had earlier known the
Sy standing help cheerfully given me at new birth. I envy you, who have done |
ae i missionary hospitals in Amritsar, Jaffa, so much for the cause. I would gladly
SS and Uganda, when | was sick. - die for it now—when it is too late. .
se I do not remember giving a single | As | think of the loyalty of subject
iS penny to foreign missions in my life. races, so gloriously exhibited in these
oH It was easy to prate ~bout their use- days of stress; as I picture those splen- ‘
ne lessness—all so cheap and popular too. did Indians I have seen in France, my
=o Even as I travelled in distant lands. mind refuses to absorb any but the great
a “sometimes well knowing that but for the central fact—We have here the fruition
a ; work of missionaries there had been no of the work of British missionaries, and
=e road for me, I still refused to.own the of the’ prayers of missionary-hearted i
a the natives they set out to convert and Itis swéet to die for England—I do Y
; the country which gave the heroes birth. not regret it. Sweet to see the devotion
= I think ¢Aaz stranger even than my ingra- of tender nurses about our beds. A
— titude ‘for chelp given me in mission few fragrant thoughts flutter for a
ES hospitals. bor gold was my god. My moment over these consolations of what .
ay whole energies were set on trade. I itis to minister and to die for the sake
ES might mm common fairness have recog- and in the service of the King of Kings.
: nised who prepared the way for mar- That will never be my part. I do not .
<§ kets which I found so profitable. But. complain. I am not worthy of the high ©
Be I did not. honour involyed. But perhaps I ae
Re When the call to arms came, as I have been, had somebody taken me in
a told you in an earlier letter, I was in hand early enough. Why does our
ae London, home on furlough. I joined . Church keep foreign missions so much in i
ik Kitchener’s men. You sent me a New the background? How is it that 1 was a
S Testament. I have it now. left so long a scoffer? .
N Hy Reading at random one night I was | 1 do not blame any mortal. Tam say-
: fi struck by the words of John xvii. 3. ing that something is wrong with a |
“ And this is life eternal, that they might scheme of things which fails to put The :
| f know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Whole World for Christ right in the Sie
ka Christ whom Thou hast sent.” I could forefront as the battle-cry of the Christ- 4
ee not forget these words. They have been ian Church. I donot know your inmost 4
mo | with me every waking hour this twelve feelings. I,do not know how keen you |
oh months. They are with me now. And are. It was because you gave, me the |
. how precious I find them, who can tell? Testament, wherein I found the words |
i ay ‘ 8 : |
3 | ; ‘ |
NMI Dts tk Z ‘ '’ j ae

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. The Missionary Prayer Union. ae
of life, that I tell you something of my . He
| rambling thoughts and of the great ne The Missionary
tral regret that fills my whole soul. y 4 : fe
little money will presently be found Prayer Union.
devoted tothe cause. But what isthat? A Union of Spirit and Purpose
We can carry nothing with us whither rather than in Organization.
I go. My message is that all who are WW.
wise should work in the great service y : |
while it is day, remembering that the E rom) north and south and east and |
, night cometh when no man can work. West. :
From “The Canadian Churchman” (Come, Kingdom of our God. £
culled by “The Missionary Review of For Thy mercy and Thy grace.
| the World.” January Oth. For New Year inspiration,
Divine and human. Josh. iii, I—11. © |
0 General report, pp. 1—6.
g January 13th. For our Country, our
_ New Year, Allies, and that “Righteousness and
1918. Peace may socn kiss each other.” Psa. ¢
Be nk oe epee ae Ixxxv. 10.
1, raise thy stone before the Lor
Whate’er thy'past hath been; January 20th——For the safety of those
The old song, and the new, my soul, who may be travelling by land or sea to
Thy joy be felt and seen: or from distant spheres of labour. Acts
Ebenezer ! XX. 22+38.
invavery tadd: thee sound: of war, January 27th. For Tientsin Circuit.
aliaeitcn cs : = Rev. F. B. Turner (14 and 103"). E:phe-
Death mowing down his holocausts, sians iii. 14—21. (See page 2.)
a Mid bitter, cruel strife : , :
Ebenezer ! Though sad in Babylon we be, i
We will not sit us down Shet and Shell in China. :
In sackéloth, and with sullen speech, We are greatly indebted to the Editor of
With ashes for a crown: “China’s Millions” for giving us such a
Ebenezer! graphic account of the burning of Chengtu a
fay (one of the centres of the C.I.M. work),
WwW » i restrict ; in the fighting between the provinces of
| we Hep OE teeee a nue Yunnan, Kweichow and Szechwan. -It) is
To swing with every Bectarnecand contributed by the late Mr. W. E. Hampson,
And sigh with’ every breeze: ; who fell a victim to the insanitary condition \
Ebenezer ! of thé city after the terrible experiences.
There was not only ordinary combat, but
Qh, milliom hearts in every land— hand-to-hand fighting, “frightfulness,” and
Not one without some string: - looting. The Yunnanese and Kweichowese ‘
Which. had we but the art to touch, were ultimately driven off, but not until.
Would answer us and sing: - great damage had been done and much loss (
Ebenezer!) of life involved. The city of Chengtu is in
,a estate of fear and uncertainty about. the
Reyiewing all the sad three years, S future. : ‘
Our souls are full of gloom; <>
But, praise be urito God—we live! 7
a ree Foe ee _ The Goal of India.t
é ‘ Want of space forbids: an adequate review
The living—he shall praise the Lord, ' of this able and useful book. It is by an
5 And gladiy raise his voice— Indian expert, and in a most suggestive way
i Laud Elim for all His benefits; the claims and possibilities are advanced:
And bid the world rejoice ! Specially fine are the chapters on the ;
Bhenesent womanhood of India and “the submerged
: sixth.” ;
, Oxford. _ By the Rey. W. E. S, Holland, M.A., U.C.M.E. (2s. net).
: % Ne

1 ki Bort AGE. [
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ie UG EE eg A go eT TIER TIES TSS 5-1 RRNA ot AOR
oe Wl UR dear friends, the Rev. R. S. and have the interest of the Kingdom of God
yee Me: Hall have been called upon to fol- at heart. I am sure that what we all |
| bercayerent aint is alley of sorovand need ai this time, is. stimulus and
me CT John Moore it is the more poignant in that < SOueecment, and no more stimulating
S they have lost their only son. - and encouraging truth can be told us
a Alonzo Pethick Hall, who died of wounds, than this God’s in His Heaven! Why
November 1, 1917. the war is permitted to go on, involving ;
S é From a great and yet unutterable fellow- as it does so much suffering and misery |
EK ene we interpose this brief message of b cannot tell, but of this I am sure, that
a 4 ay od is watching the conflict and that .
ie | There is an extraordinary echo in the Cath- ;
ee edral at Pisa. If you sing two notes there ue (an and wal pee ee me we
is no reverberation; if you sing three, they ° men to praise fim. He is aiflicted im
a are taken up, swelled, and prolonged into a the afflictions of our brave men who are
: ul beautiful harmony. Here are three notes, Sacrificing themselves for us and in con- \
oe | from the chaste memorial-letter issued by our sequence there shall come a better day
comrades. to Europe where freedom and truth and |
ae | He gave his life for his country : righteousness shall prevail.
= He could not do more: : In this brief message I plead with all
hea He would not do less. our members for deeper loyalty and ful-
=a ; ler consecration to the cause of the great
i oY ae gee tales Ratneny a ihe _ Captain of our salvation. We are His \
a : E soldiers. The fight with evil demands ,
DITOR. all the strength and‘energy we can put in- -
me. cis iui hy to it, but we shall surely conquer if we
S are faithful.
= Greetings of Officers. “Thrice blest is he to whom 'tis given
ES ; _R. S.H i The instinct that can tell,
7 . oe BS: HAE ‘ That God is on the field when He
oe NCE again we are at the begin- Is most invisible.”
1 ning of a New Year. But whata - : d
es beginning it is for many! Bitter Let us practise the presence of God—
me OR indeed have been the experiences of sor- ee oh ec ee ead eo ae |
i §| © row and loss that they have passed 20 4 seg Mie ie lc nt At “Th
ae through! A great number in ourhome Jet us do it with all our might. The
5 1 churches have been bereaved of those Lord said to Gideon “Go in this thy
i whom they fondly loved, and some of our â„¢ight, and thou _shalt save Israel out of :
ane missionaries have been called upon to the land of the Midian: His might
eo suffer trial also, And still the shadow was the might of a Divine commission. _
Bed of this terrible war is upon us. When God had ener De ees to do. s
at is it going to end? is the cry that ascends So he sends us forth to His service,
aa daily from sad and wounded hearts.. We â„¢ay we go with all the authority and ag
Bh should despair utterly but for our belief power of God behind us, and in His name
oe in the fact that the Lord reigneth! And and strength we shall do valiantly. 4
Aa a of this I should like to remind all who ANNIE FE. HALL, j
Bt 3 : 10 ; |

Our Women’s Auxiliary
The President’s Messaée. The Secretary’s Greetings. |
My DEAR FRIENDS, hardly know what message to send to :
| My Message this New Year is one of our 13,000 W.M.A. members, but I
tenderness and love. Words fail me to am quite sure it ought to be a heart- |
express how much I feel with you in this ening one, something that will tighten
"time of stress and sorrow. There are our grip on spiritual things, and help us
many, among us who are carrying bur- -to face the year with hope and courage.
dens grievous to be borne: sorrow, pain. The stress and strain of three years of
: and loneliness surround us everywhere. war, with husbands, sons, and brothers |
But suffering makes us all akin, and as _ far away, have left their mark on many
we come together in Jesus we feel our of our sisters at home. Happily in the :
oneliess in sorrow and in joy. majority of cases they have found their aS
' The glad tidings of great joy seem to relief in service; new spheres of work
have a deeper meaning for us to-day; have been opened which they have read-
ae Fee poten ea ane fe ily entered. There has been some danger
ace to, fete vom Jens bath Test the Ger sal yo Guaugh J
touched is well known. : ained,
God’s Kingdom reigns in the hearts.of but happily our W.M.A. has not suffered.
His children everywhere. Each indivi- It may be that our own women have felt
* — qual soul may know its power to rise, to without “the Jesus religion” they could
. aspire beyond the realms of time and not have lived through the dark days, »
_ space. God’s wisdom is available to all and thus were more desirous of sending
who draw upon it. If we desire to live the Gospel to those depressed and
a purer, fuller life, all grace will be oppressed peoples whose sad lot is not |
B iven. Light still penetrates the darkest illumined by the light of, God’s truth.
Hou. Yea! it.“shineth in darkness.” But we want even a quickened interest
These days of bloodshed will soon cease 11 the New Year, anincreased sympathy -
but sacrifice will live on. Jesus is here. with those around us at home, to whom
: He is real to us, and visible to the soul a kind word or gentle smile may mean
which has vision. Hewalksamongus; a great deal. And we need to see afar
He talks with us and we rejoice at his as well as near. Let us surround the mis-
a re-appearance. We therefore glorify our slonaries and their work with more love,
} Father in Heaven in a 4 special _way sympathy and prayer. To this end could ;
to-day for His great inestimable gift of Wwe make up our minds to read a little
bo) love to us, His Son Jesus Christ, our More missionary literature, that we
Gear aviour of aZZ man- might have better furnished minds on a
; Saviour, and the Saviou & Se ae oe on
feind. . subject so dear to us: ur own mis-
: ne 5 . sionary report, and ECHO, should be read
i Love Divine, all loves excelling. Wind betrond ‘BS our members, and if we
J f Heaven, to earth come down a 5
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling. all followed the weekly topics for, prayes
All Thy faithful mercies crown ; and praise as given in the latter, we
Jesus, Thou art all compassion, think it would be a connecting link that
Pure, unbounded love Thou art; would strengthen our common sisterhood.
+ Visit us with Thy salvation, Some of us owe a good deal to the
’ Enter every trembling heart. Women’s Missionary Auxiliary. In
« ; giving we have gained, and the more we
pyc flee. 35 Workers fOr ene aee can lose- ourselves in service for others,
Him, beseech you also that ye receive life j
qa: 1 th Kee of Godin vain.” “ Behold the more we shall find abundant life im
ees a fdotime «cbehold: now Christ. May we all in a higher sense
co i : ieee ae me 2 than ever before, live, move, and have
oa cP Gre a 8 eu 1013. our being in Him durin~ the year 1918.
p PECUnES FOULS ; This is the best I can wish for my fellow :
icc: Yours in the Master’s service, MURA Bers,
5 4 : ‘ f ae By Nig asa les SL ES ES

a | '
es The Apocalypse of To-Day
i The Foreign Correspondent’s Call. unnoticed either by the churches at
home, or by their Lord.
o HE present moment for our mis- Our women at home, and especially
cS sions, as in so many other branches those of our W.M.A. will realize. how |
i of service, is a testing time of faith much responsibility is thrown upon
ee and fortitude. It is a moment of arrest them. It is the very virtues in which
SS of movement, when in some sense we woman has always, excelled which are
Ee must learn to “stand still and see the now in demand. Their steadfast con-
aS salvation of God.” Our young mission- tinuance in quiet, useful work, their
ee ; aries, longing to go to their work on the quenchless enthusiasm, and above all
& field abroad must stay at home fora sea- their constant and trustful prayers are }
son longer. Our veteran missionaries, the best possible preparation for the |
. néeding the recuperation of a visit to the | joyful time which will surely come when
) homeland must still stand at their the way will again be open, and when
oe post. There is an arrest of our plans. | God will speak to His people that they 4
* This “standing still” calls for endur- “go forward.” |
ee ance and patience, but it does not mean If we are true to ourselves and to our
me inaction. Our young men at home will Lord it will one day be found that this
a gain in depth of character,and purpose, time of ’stressful waiting has not been
Be solidate their work, and will realize that ‘advance.
=) their great personal sacrifice is not JuLiA B. BROOK.
Pek ? |
a |
= | ajo soe
a :
2 The Apocalypse ae
= : By the |
= of To=Day. Rev. JAMES WRIGHT.
S ; T remains for us to show our soldiers, service ere it counts for ought. ‘And the ;
: | through the light of. their present ex- Church must break her life in the spirit
me | perience, that God in Christ is involved of the cross into modern acts of holy self-
a I in man’s agony, bound up with our life sacrificing love. if it'is to touch men’s
ae as a mother is with her child, and asthey hearts with peniténce and faith and {
xs are with Britain. We must make them devotion.
eae realize that. our lot is God’s lot, our The present day Apocalypse is then a j
= wrongs His wrongs, our sorrow His supreme opportunity for the Church. It
; , _, anguish, that our sin is on His heart until is God manifesting Himself anew, guiding
E He doés it all away. the issue of events, overruling for good f
5 | And to do this we must break our life for the evil purposes of men, bringing order
i them, as they are breaking theirs for their out of the chaos man makes. It is God
Bar| country and as Jesus broke His on Cal- in the human soul, revealing’ its latent
a vary. The Church must become more energies and unfolding through it before ‘a
; a. vicarious. That is her weak spot. our eyes the vision of His Son and King-
«ee Nothing is of any value till it is broken. dom and the cross through which the ot
a You must break a thought into words, a world is redeemed. “Behold the taber- 4
a sympathy into a deed, a purpose into a pack of God is ‘with men.”? We heed
aaa Es OL eaL: i
Be is icing aloes, the Pesstcen a foxeible Gop 1s witH US TO-DAY.
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| RA CLI) sy even ‘if we do not find Him.” Slr \byo HF |
(aa —St. Augustine. <5 Re)
} By e
Maualed by a Leopard. The Rev. H: PARSONS.
ay LEOPARD! aleopard!”? Thecry was carried home, and then speedily
} A brought all the able-bodied men of placed upon a horse and taken to the city, ss
. the village to the spot where the where Dr. Savin attended him. — Blood
unwelcome visitor had been. sighted. poisoning had set in, and apprehension .
| What should they do? pursue, or allow as to the outcome was felt. The man, RS
the animal to wander as it pleased? however, recovered; but is.a cripple to
| Such was the question on several lips. this day; the joints of his elbow have
Left unmolested, the wild creature would’ stiffened, and a useless hand and arm
| doubtiess play havoc among the sheep- hang by his side. He cannot work as ;
t! folds and cattle sheds ; indeed, might pos- in other days, but is grateful that it is ;
sibly/ attack and kill some of the un- at least possible for him to guard the i
| protected villagers. To ‘pursue, was cattle on the mountain slopes and thus a
fraught with danger to life and limb. No earn a livelihood. He has decided not to firearms ; only cross-bow and arrow. If hunt the leopard’ again. 5
they could only drive it into a cave they pups — aN
i) might smoke the leopard to death; but, /.) i is] cues”
i would it run into hiding thus? Eo leat vane De eg ee awn | Bs
: Speedily the resolve was taken. “We | as SR ee ae an eer ri a
will hunt, and, if possible, kill; if not, Pe i me
hi then drive the dreaded thing from the ~~ © i SE yn ieee : 5
Ho: : ” ee a
i neighbourhood. OL i ee ee -
Be Across the valley, up the hillside and oe ce ee
; through the wood the Miao followed the [9 9) 4y | | Ya ea ee
_ wild beast.- It fled before the yelping of Nal AN >.) Yag Se: ee 4
dog's and the hue and cry of excited men. ee wey an Re 2 4
| _ Presently it took refuge in a cave among (aie 7M El :
} the rocks. The dogs, eagerly following, Vo as, Sa ee ee
i soon discovered its lair. Quickly it was- (95). aaa ig pet = si ee h ee
h surrounded by the huntsmen, but they (\) ) say Cys | Ry a a
had reckoned without their host. In- a mY ae Sues. on
ie furiated by the smoke from the fire which ia ais co Mica - i.
[. -had been lighted, the leopard, seizing its |) = = fee ee i
: opportunity, gave one mighty spring and [Fy 4 ede to ee oF coats a
landed on the shoulder of a Miao who [RGgee. "3 a” ee
_. | had rashly. ventured too near. Digging Fe. “a |
its claws and burying its teeth in the arm [Ue ee Bit :
: and shoulder of the man, the wild animal | . mo eS a
, would speedily have mauled him to eae et) a morte Ue ieee s
death. Fortunately the shouts of the a a ee | ee a
F man’s comrades again frightened the oe eee ac ¥
leopard and it made off, to be no more [2 aeaiey Ohl oa ee ee ;
. molested that day. The wounded man The Patient. ORS OO HS Daa: iB
: Fepruary, 1918, 1 ae 7c
| Cicerone ial

oi |
- | Throath the By the
| Secretary’s Field-glasses. Rev.c. STEDEFORD.
A | Latest news of Writing on October dreds-of tread-mill water wheels were
[ | the flood in. 24th, Mr. Turner could in operation; the main Japanese street
3 North China. not report any great had been freed from water and business
Se f improvement. The there resumed. The utmost effort was
: water had not subsided more than-six being made to get the water out of
ae inches: the various municipalities had the inhabited districts before the frost
il : : :
S found it necessary to construct dykes should come and add its destructive
< iH and to pump out the water in order to effect to the other damages. .
ta! free their respective areas. The. British Meanwhile, Mr. Turner and his
Concession which occupies the higher family occupied a small house in the
5 | ground and had less depth of water was _ French’ concession. He was rendering
ie the first to be delivered in this way. all the help possible in connection with
af In the Japanese concession, where our the British relief camp where nearly |
se mission house is situated, there was a a thousand destitute people were shel-
mA depth of 4 to 10 feet and to get rid of tered in hastily erected mat huts and
ey ii all that water was a formidable task. dependent for food upon public charity.
ee A dyke was first built to protect ithe Our own city chapel was occupied by
ee main street where the water was shal- . about sixty people who were faced with
<4 lower, and it was resolved later to con- extreme privation by the approach of
me struct a dyke around the whole conces- winter and the loss of their means of
=f a sion. The larger scheme would include _ livelihood.
tH our mission house where the land was I have much pleasure in acknowledg-
mS submerged to a depth of 6 feet. Hun- ing £2 10s. received from Dr. Jas. Mac-
a) | : ; : -
a ce : : uf,
. f : is
\ sak) OEE i oh BE ne wh
ae tf node epee es |
= ees ke a . ta = ae
a i ise ERS S er ‘ ROH hang » aan aed :
: Ba ao rae Theale ea ——4 See eae
& { ie 7 Bs ; teak a. ds ol dah Bas ge m es Come |
ee , SE iy a! RACY) Mah oad eae ire |
ia ae A 1 aT beer Leora Kat cai |
ty We LL PGK feck PR. se I hana to eho a Mee ae ae
mo RE ee | giles oil e's sage wie en Oe a a
ee eS ee “uti eps Oi shinai ek tas ee | |
oe He ee an, ENT RON ROBES BO Caaf ARR NRG eo a
te = eats) ere | okie Wiha tee ire Cac Neogene |
meet ey ? Tomes a ene ar cm eG 4 le Bo i Ra Pe ae » Lia vi Gs !
ae pe MU ag Ai ANSE MOO cae RNA em DFS, ESE ee, rah |
oe o> ae e 2 FO lente ie ae el ie i “et Mths aun ingest tn. |
my een ae chet 4 AMMA Toc EP me A ee a eee Way i .
a, oe BE Oo eee ee oe ee ‘PAA ee ATT |
oe lag ge ee ek fe Ringe ae
aa ae ee Ra Wi |
os del Fa RU : lial ae. Seater Reais 8 xe ne Eee) MT eel RSE
eee rm mae ee
me. ih poor many Zot s ease Cant ee a
a @ MW Foo AN .
st if a The Tientsin Floods, One of the principal residential roads '
part) ae! i in the British extra concession. ‘ [Rev, F. B. Turner. ib
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t laurin, of Sheffield, toward the relief of We congratulate Mr. Turner upon
these sufferers, and I earnestly hope having completed such a period of mis-
| other contributions will follow. sionary service and upon having won
According to the reports received such a high place in the esteem of his
from Mr. Eddon the floods, though very fellow workers on the foreign field and
serious, had not affected the regions we — of the churches at home. We pray that
occupy in Shantung as much as was he may be spared for many years to .
feared. Journeying between Chu Chia devote his great abilities to the building
and. Wuting Fu Mr. Eddon had great up of the Church of Christ in China.
difficulty in getting through. He had physical Die G “Purves oSaik
three mules attached to his buggy and and spiritual has settled down very
in several places he had to stand on _ yision imparted. happily to his work at
: the seat to keep out of ie Water aa our Chu Chia hospital,
the animals were up to their shoulders py, says:—“ Your missionaries have
in water. been very near neighbours for a number
Rey. F. B. In a letter dated Oc- of years and are old and valued friends.
: Turner’s tober 25th, Mr. Turner It is just like coming home, and I am
thirty years. says:—“I landed in very glad to join them in this great work
! Tientsin just 30 years. for the Master.” Our missionaries are
ago to-day: it seems as yesterday till equally delighted to welcome him as
one begins to recall all that has hap- -a most valuable addition to the staff.
pened since: through allthe years I have Dr. Smith regards’ the evangelistic ee
never regretted the step which sent me opportunity afforded ‘by medical mis-
forth from my country and my kindred sions as their supreme value, and he
and I would not change lots with any takes as much delight in the spiritual
2 man.” as he does in the. professional side i
} i ey SK eens a Pr nt
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: —=— GO ammmmattinsyi | 7 ii Fe on
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i nena emg ek i a ee Bey 4 raph ie ss Rta |
; | ; is per SSS hed Binley © 0 seman vs inetioe oe ee Na
{ : ; , oe OY ae IE eae" Sethe
; : agen 33 eee es Se: 9 ye . sn Set, 35
; : Bie ass Soe Pee ah pas tg eee Sapa £558 REN Carat oe aoe Res
i a We ee ae
4 Mrs, Turmer sitting im the ‘‘ Dorothy” Mission & Shep in Fukushima Road, : ae
: beat, moored te steps of Missiom house. with a boat meored pnei ce, _
; 1)
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a Through the Secretary’s Field-Glasses .
a of his work. He is convinced that it have seen his happy face. The Good
: is only the Holy Spirit who can touch a Shepherd had found His sheep.” _
E Chinaman’s heart, and is equally assured He returned to his village, taking with
aS) by what he has witnessed that the Holy him his New Testament, his Catechism
ei Spirit works miracles of grace among and Hymn Book, On his arrival at
SS the Chinese. home he announced that he had. fully
per One of his patients in the older days forgiven his enemy; that he was a
= was a young man from Shantung who Christian. His neighbours would not
a 4 was blinded by another man who believe him for some time; they
SS shot him in the face with a charge of thought he’ was trying to trap them.
gunpowder. Filled with wrath he jour- As time went on they saw that he was
neyed to Tientsin in the hope of bring- in earnest. He became a centre of
ey ing condign punishment upon his assail- light in his locality. A missionary visit-
we ant. But misfortune folowed misfortune, ing his village a few years later found
=) for on the way he was forsaken by he had gathered quite a number of
A friends who promised to serve as guides, ,people about him including some of the
2 as and one night he was robbed of all the members of his enemy’s family. He
— money in his possession. In this terrible was teaching them as best he could.
— plight, penniless and practically blind, He could testify to one great fact, that
“ he determined to end his misery by sui- Jesus Christ had saved him and he rela-
=) cide and to throw himself in the river. ted how he was led to believe in Him.
a But on being advised to seek the aid of He could not read himself but an uncle
: _ the foreign doctor he changed his mind of the young man who injured him came
<4 and went to the hospital where Dr. every morning to read to him out of
= Smith received him. The poor man the New Testament. Thus he grew in
a feared that his eyes would be taken to the knowledge of the Scriptures and in
a make foreign medicine, but to his sur- influence, and missionaries rejoiced in
ae prise he was treated with great kind- the spiritual power he wielded in his dis-
a _ ness. Dr. Smith found that the grains _ trict.
a x of gunpowder were embedded in his ’
— eyes and cataract had developed. A Welcome Mr. Greensmith says
ay few operations restored his sight suffi- to Messrs. that our friends, the
é x ciently to enable him to follow his occu- Harris and Hyde African students, ‘were
pation as a farmer. The coming of welcomed in splendid
ee spiritual vision shall be related in the ‘reception services. Samaria Church was
= words of Dr. Smith. “One morning at packed to its utmost limits when they
= prayers he informed me that he wished preached and it was full again when the
. to return home and he wpuld like to formal welcome service was held. “On
a be baptized. I said to him ‘Have you such occasions as this,” writes Mr. Green-
= forgiven that man? ‘No’ he said, ‘I’ smith, “when students have returned
aa am now going home to have my from England one is congratulated on
SS revenge. I had to tell him that injthat all hands by people of this community,
me frame of mind we could not recommend upoh their safe return, and upon the
5 him for baptism. We were just going addition to the ministry. The know-
% ti to pray the Lord’s prayer, and I ledge that they have done well in Eng-
| eee te explained to him that in it was a peti- land, and that their deportment has been
a: ee tion, ‘forgive jus our trespasses as we correct, is a source of deep’ satisfaction
forgive them that trespass against us,’ to our people.” :
ie and I asked him not to open his lips There is m these times, more than
ae t while we prayed that prayer together. ordinary cause for thankfulness that our
ee His countenance fell and he was very. friends reached their native land safely,
mi ke much dejected for several days. But one and we share the hope, of our West
Be ee morning he came to me and said ‘I. Africa churches that they will be spared
eet tee have forgiven him.” I wish you could to render enduring service for Christ.
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| My Visit to Stone By the |
. Gateway. (Shi Men K’an). Rev. F. R. CRADDOCK. |
; SHALL not forget the day I visited What a delight that gorge must be in
| this historic spot. It had been summer! There was little snow even,
snowing during the night, and so then, and the green was beginning to :
the hills I had to cross were white: and show. In and out and down and across
glistening. It promised to be’ an ex- that gorge my horse picked its way, or
hilarating ride, and I wrapped up scrambled up rocky steps; now splash-
warmly. I started at 9.30 a.m., and for ing through a stream: now, with a kick 4
the first two hours we were crossing of pleasure cantering along a_ straight
level fields and familiar foothills. Then foot-wide path worn on the hill side; ‘
| we ascend over broken precipi- while all about us towered the great /
fous paths. About noon we came to cliffs, sometimes clothed in vegetation,
i Hsiao Long Tong, a square of ground and again with strata bare and gaunt, =
on a low hill, surrounded by higher hills, great slabs of slate and sandstone stand- 3
where we have a four-roomed house and ing up 300 feet, at an angle of 60 degrees.
walled-in garden. Here it is possible for I felt like shouting with delight at the
; a missionary to stay fora . sv? iat ‘
i few weeks in the hot, Raia. . ga i Rs ele ae
season, and be fairly fee . gee RG ae ee <
comfortable. It is bare (aime: SW cMeaee te ¥ a eae o
| and: dilapidated, but this i SiMe! | seo
. is compensated for by [iMag Sup4e 2 vee
: the position. All around [Rieu sienaecs: bear | eS er eS
mounted higher and Pip gMRpegtae jie a. “Aig ie Seas teueears a
higher the whole Chao [Ai (= i’ eC enc cieee =
- Tong plain spread out [7h Aig gl Macias auc ione: imac
below us, and our view ;ayao ies aN ers oo ee We we Ly agile en Cae :
extended at least thirty [Bas Dae a \ ee: se ee Hp er, © ‘
miles to the opposite hills, [ize agen (a aur os BE 5 C5. eeu pe :
and there were miles of [eee oo Wie war WA de Bae gone @
| We climbed a broken [i Pk ae a PE ys. a ae pees > Wee ay oe
hill—full of coal—and so [RQae Saye ari es
on, through fairy scenes [AgMme@e easy ea : SS —. |
| of snow, and ftost-draped jee ae Se BE gic yy a, ae “
vegetation, out across the Beet CP See py (S a as a
Be hill-tops. Then the sleet ims a ess. 1G a ay rear aa ae ae
i ' began to cut our faces, —aseae aw wes gee 9 : Be Ae nee iS
i Notte oI) ge a aaa oe ‘gta coy ee ee ee ie
| , and the drifts of snow Qay > "7 iw @\@\h dio it a ee
: made it hard work for our - FY}. aaeagalewiy mee iy Trad a eee .
| horses, but it was good ee a Foe Ce on ge ;
and healthful. We were Pa aa aie Sea a rai Ce Cf sags eee Boxe
soon in tribal country, | eon ome | EN Se
and the men at work in ee Saye 28 i ss oes eh eae ete 2 f
BS the tiny fields, snatched Be ml i = Hats a eh
| from Nature's bleak hills, | 70 2 9 ae ee
were Miao. I often re- DAs a OR co oe gr Soe i
| _ received a hearty greeting ba Pe Ss Te ee oe
| in’ an unknown tongue, =) uy 7” Ly |) ee ‘aa
for the “teacher” is a a 3 a ~~ ne a “ey hace
najeome Sight on those Ft tc
i _ Down at last we went, Stone nent es
intd, the, Besintings of a. TMCCh PRN aoe ea
great and famous gorge. BS [Rev. H. Parsons. “H
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| 4
3 My Visit to Stone Gateway
A mad intoxication of all this grandeur and garden sloping down below, then native
beauty. Once or twice I, saw caves in quarters, then chapel and Arthington
the cliff face, where mountain shepherds school, with school buildings and preach-
cee li lived, and often we heard their voices as_ ers’ homes scattered over the hills. The a
a - they called their sheep and goats about original village—a few squalid mud
& I them, though not often could the owners hovels — is a _ short distance higher i
= i of the voices be seen. up.
; At about 3.30 we broke out of the Mr. and Mrs. Parsons gave me a
SS gorge and began the ascent of a rugged hearty welcome, and that evening I spent
Se hill: up and up we went, past miserable in getting to know the twins—Kenneth
eS | farm hovels and barren rocks, till we and Keith—and allowing Elsie to get
were nearly in sight of our destination, over her shyness, for visitors are rare.
three miles away. Soon after I saw the I entered the house with very mixed feel-
_» white buildings of our mission standing ings, and especially in the room in which
ee ' out amidst the snow. We seemed to be Sam Pollard breathed his last, I slept
=f { quite close, but it took another hour to at length with a sense of being on
Se arrive. On a day free from snow { sacred ground.
SS should have been The next day
a i able to make ff Mr. Parsons
me out distinctly a oh W/W took me round,
ae grave and tomb VA 7) and everywhere
Ke which, — situated ~ ri the women and
aa above the houses Hy children chatted
yo on the hill, i) deligh tedly.
7 stands as a per- i After a proper
i petual witness to yi survey of the
S the love which i buildings we
‘ Jesus Christ in- A vows j WED made our way ;
eS spires for the HY ae Ae) to the tomb,
: lowest and poor- Hy Heyes: iy beneath which,
mS est, even the H MyS Ze) in a brick grave,
= | Miao; and, con- Hi STE lie the mortal re-
ee : versely, to the : RE mains of the
a love ror which wie 4 iA ty WL versatile and
as WEY 2s NWLEZY - ; |
yo they are capable YY | BS ‘ofgrtae HA \\ gifted hero and
eS in return. LY pow i. AMUEL POLLNROAT 8 g \\ saint. Do you
2 We continued CA 6 vn se ] | 6% 6 N think the great
S our way. Only 7A ti cwcev| TALE BZN patron saints of
3 one more climb, JU ante cute i Ls \Â¥ old were much
Re and that was ‘up We oe | aia AT vA ZN other than he?
mf the uneven steps | Lyin Baek | cat eunep.c< Yost “i hy I think St. Pat- i
me cut in the solid Pa ayset | see A ts VA ‘ick must have
“" rock, which gave UTA od) ——— Ly been' just such a
i ,-. the place its De as Sg man.
So AN Poane Then ia OL Nese ICEEEIELEY The tomb is }
fea short level foot- ies LEE LEE | built after the
ee brought us |//WRY "Pa ty iy | best Chinese
mes a eo ee the Mii4 Ze L2G DI a | fashion, the
ist 54 midst of our own. SY LE [SY LEI CAGES Gy ; stone being
— property. There (MU) ZZ sss Yip. quarried in the
eae they were, the GALZZZLLLL-L_LELL: i), neighbourhood,
Ay erowth of a Up BX and cut and E
5 G Le ZZ.
Hf dozen years: aN Shaped. and
= ae mission house, Drawn by Mr. J. Isherwood, from rough sketch supplied by the carved on the i
ee with kitchen- writer, and description by the Rev. F. J. Dymond.* spot. In Eng- I
: Pa iN ( *The Rev. F. J. Dymond says: “‘It is impossible to take a photograph,at least without erecting an immense platform. }
St iat The hill is precipitous in front. Immediately near his grave are the graves of the Miao, some of whose funeral i
a 4 ; ; services he himself conducted.’ a , :

The Missionary Prayer Union. —
lish, Chinese, and Miao, the bare details as a Universal day of Prayer for Students
of his life are told, and the whole is sur- They call upon Christian people every-
mounted by a cross. where to join them in earnest prayer
It is nearly paid-for. The people are’ that the Spirit of God may work might-
contributing slowly from their precious ly upon the Students of the World, and .
_ and scanty earnings. He has not died that the Student Christian movements
» ->in vain!” The grave ts sheltered by the in the varicus lands may be strong to
ee of the hill, a few ‘yards above ap preach and to live the Gospel of Jesus
rom this point a marvellous view is Gist
obtained in every direction. BISt.
In the evening we went to the service ajo
held every night, and Mr. Parsons inter- % ‘ :
preted ‘a first address to a Miao con- The Missionary
gregation. The next morning I returned e :
to Chao Tong over nearly the same route, Pra yer Onion.
the distance being twenty-four miles. A Union of Spirit and Purpose ;
° Hymns:
pees pet et t oe “ Come, ‘Thou everlasting Spirit.” :
rayer for udents. “Spread, © spread, thou mighty :
There is scarcely a University or Col- word.”
lege in any country, whether neutral or “ Bright as the sun’s meridian blaze.” :
belligerent, across whose life the war has (Suitable readings from Annual report
not cast its shadow. Thousands of indicated by numerals in brackets.)
students and their teachers have fallen * February 23rd—Ningpo, Chinghai,
upon the battle-field. Thousands more and Si Hwo Circuits. Rev.G.W.Shep-
in the ranks of the armies are facing all pard. John 1. I—5, 35—42. (Pp. 27;
the horrors of war. But the colleges are 28.).
far from empty. There are probably February 10th—-Mazeras _ Circuit.
more women students in college than Rev. J. B. Griffiths. ‘Isa. xliii 1—12.
there were four years ago, and new (Pp. 44, 45.).
generations of men continue to enter February 17th—-Chao Tong Circuit.
them even if the demand of the army Rev. C. E. Hicks. Isa. Ixvi. 12—20. 2
does not allow them to finish their (Pp. 43—45.).
course. Unsettlement and strain make February 24th—Universal prayer for
intellectual and spiritual growth very students.. Isa. vi. 18, JOCK 2c.
hard for them. They are in sore need Acts ii. 16—18. See opposite. :
of help and guidance. Yet upon them jo
rest grave responsibilities. In the nature ‘ ee &
of things, they will have a large part An Indian’s Satisfaction.
to play in rebuilding the broken fabric “A Catechist struggled in vain to
of society. From their rank§ must come teach the Lord’s Prayer. to an old
a great proportion of the leaders of woman, who was full of joy in her new-
Church and State in future years. They found Heavenly Father. The first clause
. are facing a great opportunity and a satisfied all her deepest longings: an
great peril. It matters incalculably that omnipotent and loving Father in place
their allegiance should be won for Jesus of all the idols and evil spirits. Nothing
Christ and their powers directed to the beyond that first clause haa any interest
: service of His Kingdom. : for her. .When she was pressed to go_
| With these hopes and fears, the’ dffi- on, she would answer, ‘What need is
cers of the World’s Student Christian there? What more do I want?’ And
_ Federation, on behalf of its 196,000 there’ it had to stop.”
) members in more than forty countries, From “The Goal of India.”
t have appointed Sunday, February 24th, By W. E. S. HOLLAND. ae
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a { H nM
S Mary Slessor.
poten Mees : .
a CHS Vmlnidene What she could wW ill timid human nature rule the day:
| \ From duty’s rugged pathway will she
: \ 1 stray ?
a A theme I seek, and feel it coming, too, Or, will she exercise her faith alway,
es I welcome thee, nor wert thou hard to And foil anticipated feast ?
= woo,
: Yet, thou art never facile to construe— 5
SS e Thy Be toes : Pas Sometimes there is a turning of the tide—
= HE FIRST—t nat means so much per- A” Gall from Jesus :—“Come apart—
S plexity ; ; 3 aside” —
eo Bee a Cee } built The cleverest feathering-oar is plied
¢ oe WD At OPN re eae In vain ; for Christ is Master still !
| IND fees a: And thus it fared with ti Mary
es .Sad_ sighs the soul :—‘‘were it but Siekeer: poe
if 5, ssor :
S3 i Car 9 Her sons of Calabar rose up to bless her ; ;
ee ; : The dark chief bowed respectful to
me But when have grown her wings of faith address her—
Sy and love, Sent forth to judge—enact God’s will.
a She soars aloft! looks wistful from é
a above ; a eae 6 :
Be Nor fears she aught; though gentle as Then, faint and worn, the sore-tried
oe a dove. human frame ;
a She scales the mount,,and sounds the And Calabar scarce taught the? Father’s
= sea, name ;
sa And all her fear is scattered to the wind; Ere fails the tool, and sinks the glowing
aS Hope buoys her up, and confidence is flame !
a kind. ; How “perfect” is Thy way; O Lord! |
= _ Mind— Maybe, Thy servants, through excessive - |
oe A queenly pioneer to be. bliss
EN In hero-worship—grope and darkly miss
% eS Some mighty purpose of Thy word. |
5 Surrounded by the darkened heathen 7 i
a soul :— Nee 4 : : i
; es \ 4 : or dost thou wish it, Sister Slessor
. “To uttermost,’ she sings, “Christ ee : t
7 . 2 ;
2 e vee NOs ail tii If thou, across my shoulder, gazest here ;
= Su fe ise “sna pioom, tay 1s-™My' I feel thee wipe away: my gathering tear,
~ Sia Ae inet eh: God Which trembles down for very shame!
_— oe wane ae Dee ee i * I close thy most delightful, useful story,
ey tg re. 1S) tald,” some swattny 1aces As, one by one, thinée./each. successive '
ge And tee are rescued from a grave, the Down beams on me, almost, I can adore:
bie) thee! '
= ae snatched from Satan’s ordeal But for thy prick of holy blame. 4
: As first thy dawn sweeps Afric’s sod!’ ELIZABETH TAYLOR,
ii Oxford, Sept., 1917.
ae When ‘neath the forest shade, from Jo f
y scorching’ ray, \ :
: The pioneer, great-hearted, takes her To the Foreign Field for January the {
: ibe Ways s Rev. W. E. Soothill, M. A., contributes
She, listening, knows the horrible anak an article, “The Challenge to enter—
a é The cat-like, thirsty, laugh of beast! Peking” The illustration used—the *
Be VAN “This poem by out “youthful” friend (nata 1831) follows great gate of the city standing wide
ae ; en ON y ; :
k if EESLeS Ee. rom ary ‘€SSOT, in ovember ai open—is very suggestive. m
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for Our By the Rev.
N one of his essays Mr. F. W. Bore- as the mistress of a High School for
| ham tells of an interesting experiment. Girls. This lady one day visited her
a conducted by a certain photographer. pastor to tell him of her intention to leave
In the course of his investigation this England and take up her residence
gentleman passed under review some hun- abroad. He at first supposed that she
dreds of portraits. The conclusion he was going to take some scholastic post,
reached, moved of course by no zeal for and was surprised and dismayed to learn
religion, but simply by professional in- that her desigm was to go as a missionary
terest, was that “the best testimony to toChina. Thinking of her character and a4
the religious life is the type of face that ‘standing in the city, he could not help i
it produces.” This is a striking and the question rising to his lips, To what |
} valuable piece of evidence. purpose is this waste? But that is a ~
Now look at the accompanying two question which these heroic souls never
photographs. Here is the portrait of a ask for themselves ; it is enough that love :
Chinese woman taken at two different prompts and points the way. Yet if any
times. The pictures offer a remarkable should require an answer, let them look
confirmation of the photographer’s ver- . again at the photographs’ and find it
dict. What a wonderful power that must there. To what purpose? For this; to ‘
be which has wrought such a change! work such changes as are ‘here depicted.
Surely we shall wish to have a share in But let me tell you the whole of this :
the work which produces such trans- story! This lady went to China as she
formations! For the sake of our sisters! had purposed, and gathered about her a
t It is now some years ago since there band of women and girls,’ who clung to
lived in Birmingham a lady, greatly es- their teacher with an increasing affection
. teemed, and’exercising a wide influence and devotion, also she won the respect
EET Meg, 3 mM 3 Hae fi ae i
y - r % 7 - pale: iu : : *\ ee 4 ee |
: é ‘ eR aa A ‘ Bes it 3 ‘ 4 Be ia |) i
/ Se uae en ht i i ees ie si) oe es
i i EA) Re # ‘ F oa Se ae eae perenne die eg a aansannes ‘ ;
. a aa oa ce — Me
: 5 e NR ees nA ee Ba oe me has ae ‘ f :
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Th e Christl oman in 1915. ho Asa
\ ; Seiten te wnceapieekt eros after 23 years. Sy seen {Rev. R. Swallow, M.D. x

S if s hal
4 For Our Sisters’ Sake
f and esteem of the officials of the city. It her fingers had marked the dust, she
1.44 was at a time not long before the uprising prostrated herself again. This she did
a of the Boxers, and by and by the trouble again and again, and in such manner did
aS drew near to the city where she lived. she accomplish the whole of her long
i The Mandarin urged her to flee and save pilgrimage.
Se {| her life. She refused to abandon the Keeping in mind the amazing, though
women who depended on her so much, misdirected, devotion of this Hindu
oe i and their safety the official could not also woman, hear another story which is told
SS guarantec, so she stayed on with them. by the late Bishop Tucker.
vee Later, when the Boxers were close upon A woman of Uganda had been con-
: the place, the Mandarin again sent beg- verted to Christianity by the labours of
ging her to flee, and to take the women the missionaries. They called her Rachel.
also if she would not go without them. Remember that name ; also that Rachel
ae Then she and her charges hurried away had been won from a people that for cen-
ae i to reach a place of safety. But one turies had lived in blackest. heathendom.
so) Chinese girl who was lame could move To the place where Rachel lived there :
Ea but slowly, and the English lady stayed came news of a plague that raged upon
a; ae by her to help her ; thus it was that while one of the islands in the great lake. And
a the others escaped these two were ovet- Rachel longed to go and help those who
a taken by the Boxers. The furious mob were dying there untended. When she
a surrounded the two helpless women, and spoke of her wish to go, they sought to
= in a moment both were dead. Does that dissuade her, saying that if she went she
i question persist in rising in your mind, herself would probably take the plague.
xs To what purpose? It was for her sister’s She replied simply, ‘Jesus died for |
sake. others ; should not I?” There was no
ES Let me speak also of what the Chris- resisting such a plea. “Go, my daugh-
: i tian religion may do ¢hrough our sisters. ter,” said her pastor, “and God go with
fl I cannot show you by a photograph what you.” Some time passed and /nothing
; i capacity for heroic self-devotion is in was heard of Rachel. Then there came
a Wa them. I will.tell you a story. Away in a day when Bishop Tucker was adminis- 4
= the north of India is an interesting tering the communion in the cathedral at
as natural. phenomenon. From a_ subter- Mengo. When it appeared that all had |
— ranean reservoir a stream of natural gas partaken, and the Bishop was about to |
: * ‘ issues through a fissure in the mountain conclude, there was seen creeping down
r ‘ 4 side, and on coming into contact with the aisle the poor bowed form of a
the air spontaneously ignites. In the woman. The native pastor who was !
se ignorant and superstitious minds of the assisting at the service, recognising her,
3 people this has been held to be a visible said, in an awed whisper, to the Bishop,
a _ manifestation of the Eternal Spirit, and “Jt js Rachel.” Yes, it was Rachel!
S (id to it from near and far come devout souls — Broken down with her heavy service she :
a /- on pilgrimage. Seven hundred miles faq longed for home, and had crept back f
<8 away from this shrine lived a woman who to die among her own people. From the
i earnestly longed for God, and diligently hands of the Bishop she took the bread
ae sought Him according to the customs of and wine, emblems of that Body that had
her religion. In the heart of this woman een broken for her, and shortly after-
a ee there was formed the purpose to visit this wards she died.
me ay spot where God so wondrously (as she Is missionary work worth ‘ while?
Sa thought) revealed Himself. In order to Let Rachel be the answer! Yes, and let ;
a make her pilgrimage most pleasing to her take her place by her English sister ;
ea God she determined to perform it in the for cisters indeed they are in service and
ae most painful manner possible. The time acrifice. This waste! No, this is not i
me ee came when she was to set out on her waste: such sacrifice is like the pouring
ass journey. Standing at the door of her ou of spikenard. :
ae poMeershe reached upher armeyand then 2057) ye PO ye \
: i f prostrated herself upon the ground. The portraits which inspired the article are reproduced
as |) . Then rising, and placing her feet where by the writer's request from 1915, pp. 151. 2.—En,
a i My 22 :

:. nik at
(ef Ls. a
| age B® =
C/E SES ES > PM y 5 ye See We
my. ee
| hl SOT SE :
vi a EG ee Nn eee ee
oe pea OY >. ——— oN at 2 : mec aroma t ye a : Nat ve \
. By Mrs. R. S. HALL. : ee.
ISS Turner’s letter to Mrs. Brook ease and preaching the Gospel to the
| . which I have pleasure in people. In this we seean object lesson ~
presenting to our readers, gives for spreading abroad the Kingdom of ‘
| us a most interesting glimpse of the God. The money contributed in this :
Bee: work among Chinese women and girls. country to missionary propaganda is”
; She speaks of that work as being “ hum- altogether inadequate and shamefully
i drum,” but it seems to us at home to small. The rich need to be reminded
be full of variety. At any rate it must cver and over again that the silver and :
make large demands upon her sympathy the gold are the Lord’s, and let those ar
and patience, to say nothing of the phy- of us whose means are small give what _ ‘
' sical and mental strain. We know but we can, that the only religion that can x
little of the strenuous life le
which our missionaries have j[aaEEEEDS Fe ee 2.
' missionary toil is what we eeges ee Oo lf a
i see, but for those on the pS ee Was eee oo hee
y field a great price in self- a _% Fa Pe a i
p denial and self-sacrifice has a - Oe |, aa
to be paid. However, they [iar Pa py -% foe tS. ae 3
pay it gladly and think it a a es PN et ee
| small return for the love and Se mf Pee Wig) peers [on
: sacrifice of Him who died for Gets Pin Qe os , es © i
us allonthe Cross of Calvary. [aay a= fue. \a 2 eee i
i Shall we not give as much | eo. Aa oe a Ze
| posible of our oe a ee
and prayers and money to [a on 3 ae pe ies i pe 2 fs
support our brave sisters and eee 0 0 Gea os ae
brothers who represent us & eer aa See AS Ace ;
and are spending their lives ; iS) (ote Sea) a
in service among the Chinese pcos | Pc eae vei i yi a
j and other great peoples, 7 ee te EN ao ey oo.
many of whom have not yet Sh ee Be a tS ‘ :
come to the knowledge of . Me a” | ef e ve ys ee |
Christ and his great salva- We = Ay rN a :
: tion! . Miss Turner’s letter 9a ~ & Wig ee op af ee oe “
calls attention to the import- ate Pak ee 4 yy es ee :
ance of medical missionary [â„¢my | ae AG ag oo eee
work. That work is greatly [ie 5 a Bes L, like OSes a ee)
needed, which is another "am . oly wa 48 | a “= eg. a
_ way of saying that many | 4d an ac bases a 3
more fully-qualified and ‘tae oa ta” SOR 2a Ae iene s
trained medical men and age ae a ee a
women are required to-re-in.. Mme) Ss) WM 0
_ force those already on the | © Ra i. me ee ae ae
field. Our Lord and Master *) 7 Glock —a group ef scholars, 7 a
. went everywhere curing dis- Bottom Bileck—School Drill. ; [Miss Turner. Pe
ip 23 ae
f i Neda

: ' Our Women’s Auxiliary
si save and bless humanity may be car- came last autumn are now anxious to be
: | ried to the very ends of the earth. baptised : one of the betrothed girls who .
was so hysterical and queer has quite
A Miss Turner’s Letter. changed and I hope much from her when
a My DEAR Mrs. BRooK é
se ee So far; when some one knocked at
= Three of your kind letters came to â„¢y door to say that a scorpion had fal-
ni hand altogether. I am very glad to len from the straw thatch n toa girl’s
St hear that you have settled comfortably bedding and stung her. The pain is
x ac Ashton-under-Lyne: we had many frightful for.ashort time but ammonia :
friends there, some of whom are, I hope, helps to relieve it. This wee girl was
still to the fore in church work. Wedo very brave, and went off proudly with
3 think much of and sympathise héartily her bandage. At our recent Bible-search
ge with our dear home. friends through Classes many of the women who came
: these trying years; but really, I sup- were related to our school-girls. One,
z pose, we can hardly realize the England whose husband and mother-in-law have
mi of to-day with that of three years ago, been Christians for sume time, has been
me We also put many things off until after the subject of much prayer; and it did
the war, which time, we pray may not be one’s heart good to see her sitting hap-
ae _ far distant. I am sorry that I have no pily by the old lady whose life she had
SS very stirring events to relate: school-life made miserable for years, just drinking
ea is generally rather humdrum. This . inthe Gospel story. The idea of teach-
mS year our school-work has certainly been ing her little children to pray took hold
oe varied, but that is through sickness being | of her and before leaving she came to
oS been very prevalent inthisandsurrouna- ask me for one of the small prints from
oe ing villages. Happily our sick ones all Harold Copping’s picture “ The Hope of
oa recovered, but many all round us have the World” to put up on her wall as a
fe died either of measles, frog-measles, or reminder.* The girls love their people
ee small-pox: we had to close the school to come, and take a keen interest in the
=a to day-girls for a month. It is rather progress they make: we had morning
a : serious that just at the time we have prayers all together—a mother or granny
a no doctor there should be an unusual Squeezing in here and there so that she
a _ amount of sickness.* During the last . might be helped with unknown charac-
Bs. Vay _ few days there have been many deaths ters in hymn or lesson. They also had
“2 from small-pox: this morning I sent for other opportunities of intercourse and
aS the head of the village, also for the on two occasions girls gave the address
a leader of the country police in this dis- accompanying the lantern pictures
= trict, to talk over means of help. They shown by Miss Armitt. I almost forgot
ms promised that if we would draw up bills to tell you about a woman who has just
_ setting forth simple precautions in nur- undergone the opium-cure at the hospi-
my sing small-pox and for its prevention— tal. Instead of returning home at once
s most of the children have been vaccina- she joined the women here and has just
ie ted—they would see to their distribution. gone home declaring herself a new :
ty Mr. Cheng helped me and then we set creature.
$ our big girls to work making copies, so : ;
' that.a bundle of eighteen wall posters ee a erids a ne
: could be sent off this afternoon. We Wor wee in 2 re Bey te Oe Oe Oe
hope they may be effective. | I will send a en
ee you a photo of the poster if I can get - Ever sincerely yours, :
et a good one. Some of the girls who ; SBN a
; Ne Be * Since this was written Dr. G. P. Smith. has gone to Chu Sroaca al eine cecatianis aaa ATURIRT ES
i ne Chia. See Mr. Stedeford’s notes in November, p. 131,—Ep. *See 1915, p, 187.—Ep.
a ; 24 :
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NWO . Pant
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CC® WSS hu = (BDA WN 22)
{ RUA Rs oP oa EGR
YA | 7 AE = Y Gant Vd
QO) eae le Deo
BAO Rar lt me: |
NS aig St ay
my S yy A/C PNK
A) \ a ‘* Difficulties P? As though Almighty CE py NWS ;
SA A 2 God hadn’t shot ’em down all around (S as
LAE Ug Ne us, so that we shall have something SSN “J
in life to overcome.” : Wis
—Stephen Mckenna, in ‘‘ Sonia.”
. ro ay ;
The Death of the the end. Heenjoyed the fullest con- 2
s fidence and the unqualified affection
i Rev. Dr. Savin. of his colleagues; for several years ‘
§ ys
Another most : they have given ON
. | serious loss has “| SG] evidence of this
. by our mission ‘| | ae ee him as their
in Yunnan by | SN ea District Chair- ~ x
} Pages ch yircer ty 5 ENN emanate rf. ea
the death of the ie Pe ee i) )=6 man, \
: beloved phy- es eee lag a sl We all deep- a
sician, —_ Rev. Pee Be - ee! §6ly sympathise
| Lewis Savin, bee as ee, )«Clwith) 6Mrs. ae
I RR CyPr os Eye ee eee ap) Fee § = that the Divine. Se
: died of typhus | | (gies cae ig ees grace, . which Le
i ee a Pay aes “oa
} on January 30. [ee es bis: ® Sa AD alone can sus- :
The mission _ eee Ps tain and com- a
; has never had |) 99) Siem Se: ee fort in such 2
r a more faithful (ae es te ~=gteat sorrows, na
and conscien- [ij . 7 aa TE eg Oh oreo: = may be magni- y
.. tious worker [alas Se S/n fied in her. ia
i than Dr.Savin. (i ss es ' There is now oe
. § (He went. to aac arta diene a vacancy call- cae
fo) (a= oChina:in 1895; Bey ees ing for a Mis- Coe
: began his medi- F » ae 2) sionary Doctor, =
' cal work at Pr ei Rea ate and we. shall _
Tong Chuan, fe a Meee = be glad to hear ‘
} : but ‘soon after ae Shae = =from any per- : ;
; removed to the RiiRiassessme: 22] son who can AG
[ Capital, Yun- se Eee «introduce the oe
nanFu. Hewas rev. Lewis Savin, Born 1867. name of one ae:
driven from the ™:R-€.S.,L.R.C.P. \ Died Jan. 30th, 1918. who might be- ss
Capital by the Boxer riots in 1900, willing to carry on this most oul
in 1902 enterine upon ‘his work in important work. ce
i § up M i porta \
Chao Tong, where he continued to C. STEDEFORD. en
| ‘
| u
s d 2
’ Marcu, 1918, . nad \ : oe

_ Ht \
Ree | sy i
ss 66 : ee 99
| “The Beloved Physician.
; Hy T was with unutterable pain we heard, By the Rev. F. J. DYMOND.
= on February 4th, the sad news of HE greatness of the loss sustained
oh the death of Dr. Savin. Other pens, by the Mission in Yunnan can
“ei Y used by those who knew him in- hardly be realized by our friends 4
3 timately, shall speak of his consistent and at home, but we who have been ‘“‘com-
beneficial work in West China. Hisdeath +adeés-in-arms”’ at that far-distant out-
: Hi is a terrific blow to our Mission, for two post of missionary service are deeply
SE H reasons: it follows so soon. the decease pained to hear of the blow that has be-
3 vA of Sam Pollard: it comes at atime when fajjen us. Born in Faversham, the son
i no doctor can be spared from the weary ‘of one of the oldest members of the ex-
war, to fill his place. _ Bible Christian Church, previous to enter-
ey lt He came for his last furlough in ing the ministry he was for ten years a
mie January, 1911, and in April of that year teacher, and won high distinction in his
sf) H ee published a very fine appreciation of examinations. When the Missionary
nA him by the Rev. W. A. Grist. He left (Committee decided to educate their own
“5 WE our shores again on December 18th, medical man for work in Yunnan, Lewis
a i 1912. Mrs. Savin and the children did Savin was constrained to devote himself
els not return with him; she and two of the to that study. He was placed under Dr.
ve t | children following about two years ago. Maxwell and attended Middlesex Hos-
eS He ah _ Lewis Savin was a gentle, almost a _ pital, obtaining his degrees.
me | Bett soul. nae ree a He went to Yunnan in 1895, for many
pleasurably as a. deputation. € had years being the only missionary doctor in :
spoken once, twice, and never gloried in, the whole of that vast province.
< himself ; when the third opportunity came ‘6 Ea 3
aS : Patient, conscientious, kind, how many
round we begged him even to apparent : Ds ‘
| . : . 2 ° have received of his ministry! We see
, obtrusion of himself to give us some in- |. : i : :
5 é : cas him now, dealing with the patients in
cidents in his own experience. He Ha hoch and di How faith
‘ romised to try; but it was not done. Bee Se eee ccna
a P : : es : : fully. he has served our Mission ! How
Ss He hid his own rich personality behind : fae
Si much his ministry has won the people
the work and worth of colleagues or pre- 44, the Church!
Ro Saviour,.and shrank from the desired SHES ing .to’a eae use before
ee | self-revelation. It is altogether admir- leaving Pe ee ery ge
able; but for the sake of the cause we dee the i es Fidren 4h oer oa
ee could wish that modesty was sometimes 7 ’ a a Cec 5 rou eo Le poe
> thrown to the winds. It could not be in Ak t £ Ss at fas a one about
Be his case, and in many another. Ample three ta ae a D oh 6:10, WAS
es i testimony is borne to the quiet value of Sa Wee ae Pa any he was
Mn Vivace his medical work, always accompanied 5° i to us anc treated the boy so i
ee as it was with directly-spiritual toil. We 8ent ieekgr e a ade few days of his
y rejoice in his twenty-two years of faithful complaint. tS the folly of our Loe
A sa and enduring service. superstitions and joined the Church, an
: f i ; Le Ke : now my boy and girl are attending your
' Though dim as yet in tint and line schools?
fe NS | We trace Thy picture’s wise design; 5 a
moh And thank Thee that our age supplies When Mr. Pollard was beaten, he it .
Bic: Hees Its dark relief: of sacrifice, was who went a long journey into the
en Thy willbe done.” E disturbed district and’ found him lying
ee eae / oe DITOR: upon his face in a Miao hut: Several of
oe ; 3 us‘ missionaries owe our lives to him,
WES , An appreciation by Mrs. C. E. Hicks will appear and now he has passed away.
Pa ; in our issue next month. In sending it, at our : : i
5 iit request, she writes these tremulous words: * My He leaves a widow and five children {
E: oes mind is full of conflicting thoughts about this sad_ (two boys and three girls). One, his
agen | event, and I ae ee Bn I eae oS a eldest son, recently Matriculated. Heis ~
a NGS | message to my husband and to Mrs. Savin to say : Pees
Be ae that ies conde at once to share the work and still studying at the Blue Coat School,
f| Epes sorrow with them. May a way soon open! ”’ Horsham. i
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Through the Secretary’s Field-Glasses ;
At the time of his death Dr. Savin sake!) Deeply religious, with much of
was the Chairman of the District. How the mystic about him, how he loved to
greatly we sympathise with his wife and take family prayer with his children
family and his aged father and his sisters. around him, how our members in Chao-
The Yunnan mission is greatly impover- tong Church enjoyed his expositions of
ished by the loss of this, another leader.. Scripture! For many years he was the
The Sunday before leaving Chaotong we superintendent of the Sunday School and :
were in his home, enjoying its hospitality. Bible Class leader, for whilst being a
How strange to think that now he is medical man _ he~ loved preaching = su- 3
gone; but of this we are confident, he premely. Reserved, extremely diffident ‘
‘ rendered magnificent service, for no man among strangers, it took time to know
could serve our Mission more loyally or him, \but those of us who really
more whole-heartedly. (Another gap in knew him, had great admiration and
the ranks! Who will step into it? It respect for him. Our loss is very «—
must be a sacrificial act for the Master’s great! 3 <
<< se Through the By the
9 e@ ! ~ rye
Secretary’s Field-élasses. Rev. c. STEDEFoRD.
The Miao New Lying on my desk is a carried through all the painstaking labour !
Testament. book which awakens the involved in copying, revision and print-
tenderest thoughts and ing with all. the devotion inspired by. a :
s memories. Itisa copy of the Miao New | great affection. We congratulate him ay
Testament beautifully bound in morocco, Upon the excellence of his work and the
received from the printer in Yokohama joy he must experience in contemplating :
through the kindness of Rev. W. H.
Hudspeth. It represents a task, and a ts Bee UN Ld :
delightful task, which occupied ten years g ‘i Pg pee | Re
of the life of our beloved brother, Sam a _ &
Pollard. First, he had to invent a script : tt ‘
7 for a people who had no written language, gee oor “|
then to induce the Bible Society to adopt ee | wal
it and prepare type for printing, then Pere S|
' followed the slow work of translation % 2s Se
pursued amid numerous and _ exacting —
| duties. It was a great joy to him as
| one by one the Gospels were completed, 1# oe, &
: and issued to be eagerly-devoured by the : i c ae
Miao, to whom they were good news in- is om ff. 3
as deed. He lived to complete the transla- , c 7 ee :
tion, but he was not permitted to see his ok. |
| work in the beautifully-finished form \in i . Cees Ff
| which I see it to-day. His voice is heard “ J® seh
no more, but in this sacred volume he & my NN eS
will convey God’s message of mercy to of i Se
, untold multitudes. He could have de- So a On
; sired no better memorial of his labours, i a Ge 4
and this memorial was designed and oe , ee oe con ‘ sa
given him by the Master whom he loved | #3= 7 #5 saaess Lo Be :
_,~ and served so well. Ae ae ee
As the sacred manuscript fell from the ¢ ae
hand of Mr. Pollard it was-taken up by Rev. W.H. Hudspeth, Now ‘Somewhere in
| his young colleague Mr. Hudspeth, who West China, 1903——! PERUCR Gee uipeete ee
drank deeply of his leader’s spirit, and Corps. eat
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all Wis Mt
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a } 4
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it . results of which the finished volume itself around the city are still submerged and
is only the beginning. must continue so until the river has found
; Needless ‘to say the cost of production another course to the sea. Multitudes are
a has been nobly borne by the British and therefore still destitute and homeless.
ei Foreign Bible Society to whose constant Mr. Turner says that 45,000 refugees are
Ss . and unstinted services missionary effort temporarily housed in mat hovels, schools
i the world over owes an immeasurable and public buildings, in and around the
S i debt of praise and gratitude. city, and it was very urgent, in the in-
ee terest of public health, to get them out
ES a The Tientsin The numerous and exten- ° of the city into camps. “I am now
i Flood. sive pumping operations, charged,”. writes Mr. Turner, “with the
| described in my note last work of building strong and weather-
ae month, succeeded in driving the water proof reed-and-mud huts capable of being
i beyond the dykes which were constructed warmed and of housing about a thousand
2 hepa to. protect the Tientsin city and the people; and it is good to know as I am
nce suburban concessions: ‘The flood had re- doing it how comfortable these poor
3 il ceded from our mission house in the - homeless folk will be when in another ;
ye i Japanese concession before the severe three weeks I have got these huts, and
a Wc frost set in. On November 26th, by the accessory hospital, dispensary, kit-
ee if he patient baling, Mr. Turner has got the chens, wash-houses, etc., completed. In i
me i foundations and cellar of the mission the midst of all this worry I have been
3 be house free from water and was about to heavily distressed by the severe illness,
- a clear away the deposit of germinous mud culminating in the death yesterday, of
= . . . t
} and to have the place thoroughly dis- my young preacher, Mr. Pien Hsi ;
; pa infected. He had the prospect of being Chang, who was in charge of the work, j
= able to occupy the house again in afew under Pastor Li, at the Tientsin City
oe Hit weeks. Thousands of square miles Chapel. He was a young’ man of fine i
Ne ait f
\ ‘ ; oe [
} ; ~ Bien. : \ |
S ‘ i Ee 4 Peet 1 a boo :
gt ME Bey ae Gem ti, Aa Oren Lae?
of { 4 4 Ee y es es oe (3 8, 5 neo i ee d ae poe scaled f
Pe a A PE UE ec eR colli Mae
Ua ee SEED ae ea ON iss al oe) Cai a Fea {
fee |e ee a ll oo
< Ht lee f yy i bo ee = alee ‘ ae ee |
co Np | aoa ers. ag te ae re ee a
Wea y Be ot ¢ Sores ee on oe Sea Sets : - i
: y i 2 Facog Shei sa Stee aa pee ay { Se 1
i We Se ae eee ieee = Saas
Re Ns Gal faves ee Moe cae seaecng eee al 3h 2
| vit . TEA a ppt habe Oo i Seat rae rc cata Ps me | ee |
be : ee a = a
7 ae 38 ‘3 Be cpa gana cage < — ;
Es pees aie * H CRI le ae eg eee as :
ein bes Ga stiyoo ane os re Gy :
wy Ni Feet e % se ae id sy ae — y : PH : ie f
a ie i i ee Ee ae / [alaidaeeeaaa iy: Vicia c/s ae renee gue ne ee oat i |
Ba ik?
Bs Hb: anes Rev. F. B. Turner in (Taken from front
A ik x ie i Petr aviants olvelter: Mission Compound. steps of house.) \ :
SM ee . 28 ‘
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culture, great gifts, and real devotion, was an old elder of the tribe. He had
and his loss will be severely felt. Pastor been a great enemy of the faith and had
Li also is far from well, having had all done all he could to destroy it
the anxiety and worry of taking in and :
caring for the members—about fifty or German Two days after his ar- :
sixty—who have found refuge at our Missions on rival Mr. Griffiths was
chapel, and having, amidst these troubles, the Tana. visited by the teachers of
had to care for his sick colleague and now the. German Mission
having the sorrow of his death. Pastor situated on the Tana river. It is over =
Li Ngan Su is ordinarily a delicate man two years since the German missionaries
and has had a good deal of sickness. I Were removed by the Government, and
pee ae con ae to ease things for jnuch to the credit of the natives it may
im, for'he is in my opinion the most pe said that, although during that time
Saable. man, We have had in the Mis- the ‘catechists had not received a cent
ea eon lost the venerable Chang’ from any outside source, not one of them =~
= ie \ ‘ ; had left his post.
e sincerely. sympathise with Mr. Theol babili HaeCG ‘tl
'. Turner in all these anxieties and labours ny all. “probability they, er mane a
and pray that his strength may be equal not return to the Tana after the war,
to his day. and their work should be taken over bys
I have pleasure in acknowledging the some other society. Mr. Gritiths ee
receipt of 2s. from “A Bristol Widow,” says; i there jis. one: spot, more
ba, Gas eneie vironi AReYs aw Li. mnotlien: te whieh We ani) ee
Tonge and Miss L. E, M. Syson, and our particular sphere it is ee
5s. from Mrs. P. Dale, of Plymouth, to- We were the first society on the Tana,
Ree RRR RICRO GL Che. Drentsin ° flodd and two of the German stations, inclu-
/ “victims. ding their chief station Negao, are actually
on our own land. Along the Tana you
Mr. Griffiths’s Since the withdrawal of fave a continuous sphere of work from
Visit to a resident missionary our Golbanti to Meru. If the Germans do va
Golbanti. mission at Golbanti, not return the teachers and the people ;
About LOOcimiless north or Maeeee Us tO! take them over. Their doc- tat
e Mombasa, has been conducted by native trine and church government are the
workers with such supervision as the Same as ours. I do plead that we should
_ Superintendent has been able to given in NOt tut our backs to the Pokomo, the
occasional visits. Recently Mr. Griffiths most responsive tribe in East Africa, and e
| was able to pay a long ptojected. visit fail to reap where we have sowed.” |
to this district. We have a large area This is an appeal which comes to most
| of land there and Mr, Griffiths found that sympathetic ears and we hope we shall ‘
elephants, and other wild beasts had be able to make an adequate response. ia
: destroyed our boundary pillars: These,
Bie with the aid of the Government surveyor, Safe We are glad to be able :
he was able to have restored. He also. Arrivals. ~ to report the safe arrival .
| found the stone church and ‘its furniture of: Principal Chapman at
badly needing repair and he quickly set \Wenchow. He had somé grave alarms
| a mason and carpenter to ‘work. But and thrilling experiences in crossing the
: while these material structures had suf- ocean, but was mercifully spared any 5
fered he found the spiritual fabric in misadventure. Also Dr. Swallow has
| very good condition. At all his services safely reached England. He was re- (7
| during his visit the church was crowded quired. to take charge of a coolie trans-
e and he was informed that the attendance port; he had the distressing experience _
| was equally good in his absence. The of witnessing the sinking of the American | |
members of our Golbanti Church now transport. Mrs. Swallow, unable to
number 73, and Mr. Griffiths says there obtain a passport, remains for the time
| is no doubt about their religious sincerity in Ningpo. We give thanks and praise
} and fervour. The Superintendent bap- to God for preserving our brethren amid —
| tized some new members. One of them the special perils of the sea. a
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| A Missionary “ Church ,
ee a - 1 y . By the Rev.
oF) in the House. J. E. MACKINTOSH.
a IXTY years ago the Withington» Withington, like most’country causes,
Â¥ Hi Lane Church, in the Macclesfield owes much of its prosperity to capable :
SS Pe (Park Street) Circuit, which meets. and devoted Christian women. Two: of
; i in the spacious kitchen of Brook House these—Mrs. G. Moss and Mrs. E.
5 \ i Farm, was an old-established cause. Davies—are our missionary collectors.
oe eee Brook House was its original meeting- Mrs. Moss has collected for fifteen years,
S Ne a place ; though for a while it met else- and Mrs. Davies has been associated with |
HBG where ; first in Samuel Foden’s kitchen, her most of the time. The total collected
ea ers then in the cottage of a man named by them is £83 10s. 6d., an average of
Bo a Venables : then back the friends came to £5 11s. 4d. per year. How they manage
oe ie Brook House, where they have been ever- it I do not know, for they are busy
2 Wiese aan 4 since. During the greater part of this women and their district. is -scattered ;
eh es * time the farm was held by the late Mrs. but, somehow, whatever the difficulties,
me a 8 Snelson, a lady long widowed, but gifted they turn up on the great occasion. with
Ra oa and devoted, who brought up a large a substantial contribution for Missions.
Racy Hi cys i
See family in the fear of God and wrested a From thirty to forty people assemble
me ett goodly living from ‘the soil. Her in this farm kitchen for worship every
E Hea daughter, Mrs. Davies, one of the collec- Sunday evening, and once a year, on the
meee tors, whose portrait we give, now holds gccasion of the Missionary Meeting, a
me the farm. With her worthy husband she — gti] larger company hangs on the deputa-
Po at extends the heartiest welcome to us hea tion’s, words. The. “atmosphere” no
me Se shippers who fill the spacious kitchen man forgets. It is good for the soul.
= pate ck), Sunday eycons: moe It explains, what would otherwise need
ee a Amongst those who assemble ee explaining, how a cause may be main-
fees iew ts ary interest is deep and strong. Contri- tained for the best part of a century, with-
a butions from Withington appear in the gut property or endowments or acventi-
ee Missionary Report as far back as 1853, tigus aids. Somehow, in this farm
me ey in which year the sum sent was £3 16s. yitchen
me ee Last year the total was £11 Is. 10d., :
be ea which was excellent for a cause of six “Heaven comes down, our souls to greet,
i We membets. And glory crowns the Mercy-seat.”
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maa Neth ; : j
ea We ih Mrs. E. Davis. Mrs, G. Moss, {
: a C] . t Miissionary Collectors at Withington Lane, (mr. E. Bullock, Macclesfield. Lae
ag iy : , 30 a.
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Conditions in East Africa q
That is why preachers come five, ten, oge e
and even fifteen miles to serve. Conditions in East
It is of interest to note that the secre- Africa. nee eee BASSETT :
tary of this little cause is a lady—Mrs. RECEIVED ind olete Ga
S, Bloor, of Oakwood Farm. More re- perches Rhee ireiaeumneeriagee sca
Sea ia< the: chawianghip OF the mis: date of August 17th on the same
ree ? het b Pp famil day of October, so that it has taken
ered Tee are Ee ah ona two months to reach me. (The letter from
for three Sea irst, the ate which we extract this took nearly three
Mr. John Dale was chairman till his death months.) This is not surprising as we have
in 1898 ; then his son, the late Mr. James very few boats calling at Mombasa these
Dale, was chairman till his death in days, and if the war continues there is
i910. Since then his son, Mr. Algernon to be a still further curtailment.
Dale,, secretary of our Over Peover We had hoped that our local war —
Church, has been chairman. We hope would have terminated long ago, but the
| he will long live to occupy the position. - latest reports from German territory are og
Should anything happen to him, there "ot very reassuring—the German com- >
are two fine boys coming along, one of mandant is evidently a military genius, t
whom, Master Alan Dale, seems destined a es ee we
to follow in his father’s steps. As to PGT te SCL On US peas Ge eee
5 . : _ caught hostilities would immediately
the. girls, two have recently taken out . .
1 armada cease, and his followers who did not sur- 4
boxes and shown good promise: Miss ~
hac ee A HGR TGR all d render would be treated as rebels. The
Ae Piha eet ee a ea Ons «English papers (which Came by. thelase
Miss Jessie Davies, of Brook House. ail all indicate that you good folk in the :
Farm. homeland were daily expecting to hear
“Bring ye the whole tithe into the store- that German East Africa had fallen, and A
howse . . and prove me now herewith, their last foothold in the Dark Con-
saith ‘he Lord of hosts, if I will not open you tinent had been wrested from them. cle
: the windows of heaven, and pour you out [This was not intended for publication, :
| a blessing, that there shall not be room but as the expected has happened, there -
enough to receive it.” is no harm in printing it.—Ep.] '
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. Kitchen of Brook House Farm, in a
t which the services are held, (mr. E. Bullock, Macclesfield, 3
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a The Late Mrs. 2
i Ralph Abercrombie.
oa - HE Women’s Missionary Auxiliary, various churches to which they minis-
x2 Hie ai of Leicester Road Church, Man- tered. Perhaps above all other interests
SS chester, at their meeting on in church life missions came nearest to
t January 28rd, presented an enlarged her heart, and it was her joy to have a
S photograph of Mrs. Abercrombie to her missionary daughter.* She has also two
3 a daughters, in memory of her long and daughters engaged in useful work at
eS i) faithful service as President of the Leicester Road, and a married daughter
He branch. and son who live abroad. When the
ae _ Mgrs. Jackson (the new President) was W.M.A. was started she became an
Hie ea in the chair, and the Rev. W. C. Jack- enthusiastic supporter of it, and was a
ee tik son, B.A., gave an address. most inspiring president of the Leicester
=i RoE Mrs. Abercrombie was born at Yatton, Road branch. ?
Ze i near Bristol, and here she passed her It is rich comfort to those who are left
sy i girlhood days. Her parents were God- behind to remember
ee ij fearing people, who brought their chil-- «yyy builds on God’s unchanging love,
Sl dren up to love the house of God. Her Builds on the Rock which naught can
a father was the superintendent of the Sun- move.” ;
S i day School, and one who knew her well Her memory is fragrant with beautiful
ee | testifies that his daughter became “the and gracious deeds, and her zeal in the
mm ee life of the School.” She was also deeply \faster’s service will be a source of in-
Lae svierested im tetiperance worl: .. §piration to all who knew her. She was
a ie After her marriage Mrs. Abercrombie “eood and faithful servant,” and has
it was a great help to her husband in the Gitered into the joy of her Lord!”
ye é RE - pms 5k! L. WEBSTER. i
i { wh aS ; o ont aaa wee i
a Ph ihe) Ree Se Pi With refreshing candour, and trans- |
ee ed eee ee parent honesty, the writer of “A Woman ;
eS gn et Baits in China,” puts the position as it appears |
A j cee ieee md f ae eae Pp t
“S i Te a ef yee to thousands of our countrymen, and at
aoe bee Ne eo eee the same time pays a superb compliment
Sg | Os £ ican bi ae Se ee to miussionaries.
: j bane in| i ae OF an a Pe “But I was glad to come back, b
: bees eee) | ltt chee glad not to think any more of the
eee. A (otto sees §=©6«Chinaman . as a creature whose :
ee Pe Se ey eee e WA G e | ERS SS ioe soul |had . to. be saved, glad to |
Be ey ath ee) | Meares sees §=6come back to my ordinary associates ;
Reet Pe eh Bo, ana nes ( AK: ye een #=, who were ordinarily worldly and selfish,
Be as ee oaee eS Rome. ee and felt that they might drink a whisky- .
ef Ae eee oom Fook. i eieeieey = and-soda, and consider their own enjoy-
Baie ae TT ee laa fi See *, ment, though there were a few hundred ©
Mis. ae) ge be Bd Ay) ee ied by if Weeee nillions of people in outer darkness
hy it | eg A Bay ecu 8 DEO Dae Porn around them. ‘The majority of us can-
Pe eae is) a Wi “oe Nic oe 4 not live in the rarified atmosphere that
Be es eye oid ae ae | Ps cipal demands constant sacrifice and abne- q
fea RAYNER peal Goer ie ie gation for the sake of those we do not,
ge Mee ee Pa Wed a ae f. fee) and cap not love.” .
Bs ee ly ak Ae v $6 en hae Mary Gaunt. i
i } Pie BoD Sees Bee ; ORES TA ORG RLU tts ead nl ecco LO a ;
ae vt *With us at Ningpo in the years 1898-1906.
Pe 1 Ae Mate /maiph Abercrombie: Since then: has done excellent service at “ rs |
ee MGS ie (Died March 2nd, 1917.) Door of Hope” Mission, in Shanghai.—ED- :
Pai ible 32 : |
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—* e e e e ‘
The Missionary A Missionary
Prayer Onion. Flower.
A Union of Spirit and Purpose [A daffodil of March, 1918,
rather’ than in Organization. grown on a grave. ] :
Hymns: A daffodil a missionary !
“We wall on earth, and to its ways.” Ay! To a dark, dead land it came,
“Come, kingdom of our God.” Frail and yet fearless, bold yet wary,
“Brief life is here our ‘portion.” A mighty message to proclaim. ‘
(Suitable readings from Annual Report O, marvellous and manifold
indicated by numerals in brackets. , 4
March fey ants Memoriam: Dr. dee Ls sermons; Welter ae eS :
Savin. (45, 46.) Rom. viii. 24+39. Evangelist, for it was bringing
(See pp. 25, 26.) : Good news of Spring ere Winter went;
March LOth.—-Wenchow, East and Singer of Truth, though mute its singing;
West Sections. Rev. A. H. Sharman. K fe. ‘that Death had 3
(32-36.) Prov. xxx. 4-9. j postle of i e, that Deat : ad sent ;
March 17th.—Ribé District. Rev.-W. Sent by His will who holds him bound,
Udy Bassett. (55-57.) Matt. xxviii.” To show that life in death is found.
cane D1 FL ome eMiscionse Ree. I MOR and learnt: Winter had done ;
John Moore. (7, 8.) Isa, xxxv. s His worst, yet sure was Spring’s release. ;
March 83lst.—Theological Work, Pe- The dawn-light grows : woman has won ;
king. Dr. Candlin. (15-17.) Ll Tim. Her freedom; shall not man his peace ?
vi, 11-21. Though storms of hate, of hell, may lower,
/ ajo : Love, sown by heaven, shall bear its flower!
: The International Review . And when the ground we thought to A ;
e ; % Seems lost, and darkness more than light,
of Missions. And more than love the power of sin,
t Here cometh No. 25 of this invaluable Recall we how, from death and night, itd
quarterly. The survey of the year 1917, | God shaped a flower to work His will, fs
, though a little sombre through inter. A missionary daffodil!
_ mational upheaval is yet mightily inspir- —S, GERTRUDE FORD.
E ing. It covers 55 pages. “The place ie
of Prayer” by Mother Edith, Superior of the Sisterhood at Barisal, India, is
t an article from which we should quote Oriental Proverbs. @
! if space permitted. Sir Andrew Fraser v
writes sagaciously on “leadership in You can’t clap with one hand. ‘i
the Mission-field’ “China and Medical Low-lying ground drinks its own rain
Education is dealt with by Dr. Thomas and that of its neighbours.
Cochrane,” whom members of the F. M. He who has sunlight, does not ask
4 Committee will remember to have met about moonlight, or he who has moon-
“4 last April, when he addressed us on the light about starlight. a
same urgent question. A first contribu- The house that receives no guests re-
tion on the “Advocacy of Missions at ceives no angels. Py
the Home base” contains the statement Two coins make more noise ina bag
of the experience of forty missionaries. than a hundred. i
Very suggestive and hortatory. “ World Men are locked boxes, and the keys
Statistics of Christian Missions” are fol- that open them are temptations. oa
lowed by the necessary features, so valu- Begging is an easy trade, but the =~
able for reference—reviews of books standing at the door is tiresome. 2
| and Bibhography. An excelent number. He' who is older than you by a day
CG Wan 19180 Oxford Univ.’ \Press, 2s eda 24418 wiser than’you by a.yeat. x: a
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i j By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
i ROM what we hear and read we are those who utterly believe the Gospel and
mt RY - led to see that much more remains that it is the power of God unto salva-
p Te a to be done before China is rid tion, there comes a vision of what the
ei ae of superstition and © many heathen world will, be when Christianity shall
3 Ne ied’ customs. How difficult the work must . have done its work among men. The ~—
mei be! And what strong and brave men whole earth will be filled with the fruits *
mer MS es and women our missionaries are to go of righteousness and every voice attuned
me toiling week by week, month after to sing the praises ‘of its glorious —
mil i month, and year after year. The fact is King.
ee they have become sharers with Christ of It is this outlook upon the future that
ee the joy of patient endurance in ‘suffering keeps faith buoyant and strong, gives
Le HS for the joy that was set before Him. To hope power to crush disheartenment and
ESE ae as som despair, and makes love
DW Ee *. capable of such suffering —
ee Rea 4 and sacrifice as to \ex- 4
ie HL ee 4 cite the wonder of man |
ee ; «and! fill witht goy.,. the c@
~ PSSA Bae eae heart of God. .
A ee as In the following ar-
Sa a: ers : ticle received by Mrs. |
ee Mee ie Brook from Mrs. Eddon, © |
Wee ges | g Aree Rhee EO she speaks of the work —
mm ped Se ae ‘ : she is doing among: the
ee a aciaaiaieiin ues s=. women and girls of that
BR Wepre oe oe city, and it iS. most en-) |
R HBS g iy 3 oe ce ee Bee eae b couraging to know that
ee ey eo eae fe sees Ce, aks &, made. But the need for |
i a eT Mlige ad shes ay. aa ae iG 922) more women-workers is
a ee i ore
es eed fea ee |) eee a iJ oe eee 2. creased help, still larger |
a or Ge ee ae eee Ses ee ees iS results would be seen.
bea es a Za Se NS lee ey ae a We can just imagine —
res i) dN) ;] Pe eS a ee aS!
Bec Ne ae “ie Tees rae 2 oe HS . Beereret Aa how eager these poor —
Ra ey le ee aS ie! eee a ey ©) women who attend the _
MO ied ae a A cememity ten ee ge = Classes are to hear of
ee ye hohe Seon
Ras ARS ine ae » 2 caf ES ee Who gave His life for
oh ie eae : WE ey les = eee them, and Who shares
mS tee eee So ee all their sorrows and
pe Weed lps 2 3 A i ee ca 3
We ‘ee ie sufferings, and Whom
a ees, «they will see one day in
a ities LT Am Open-Air Theatre, [Miss Armitt. the house He has eoue
i : i Pa i Fihes'7 (Inserted to illustrate the monthly letter of the Secretary.) to prepare.
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Our Women’s Auxiliary ‘
Who can tell the influence that these, hard she had tried to lead her daughters-
women and girls will exert in their homes i-law to Christ, but they still would not
and among their neighbours? We do believe. One had got so far as to destroy ; :
not know, but we are assured of this, her kitchen god, but when her child be-
that no work done in the Master’s name Came ill she at once took alarm and
and for His sake can fail. Our prayers bought another! This woman is_ the a
arise for Mrs. Eddon that her labours head of a large household, and from
may continue to prosper; and that another source I gained a new -point of
speedily a worker may be forthcoming to View. One daughter-in-law told some-
help in the Girls’ School and with the .body that her mother-in-law wanted her
Women’s Classes at Wu Ting Fu. ‘to believe, but for her part she didn’t
believe in these new-fangled religions ;
: still she was very glad that her mother-
From Mrs. Edden, Wu Ting Fu. in-law had roiKea the Jesus Church, for
This time I want to tell you of a she had been far easier to live with
women’s station class which has just since! ;
been held. Our women’s work is Suffer-
ing from want of adequate superintend- One of our women: has gone to Chu
ence. Our Bible-woman is a good Chris- Chia to study with Miss Armitt in the
t tian, but needs somebody to accompany hope of becoming a Bible-woman, and
her and guide a little, and with three another who first heard of Jesus only
children, and no other lady here, I can- about eighteen months ago has done
not do much. When Mrs. Robson was wonders in that line, and is hoping that
here we could help each other a little and she may devote her life to this work
it was much easier. Still things are by too. Our next class is due in about six
no, means at a standstill. weeks, and there are signs of its being
: . the largest that we have yet had. I am
We have-a small girls’ school held in now trying to get a little time each day 3
a room in the house here. Two of the for study in preparation for it.
girls have lately gone on to Miss Turner’s
school at Chu Chia, leaving only Seven How splendidly the Women’s Auxiliary
here. A class for women and girls is has done! It is wonderful how well the
held in the same room, each week after women work, and it must be -with
the Sunday sgrvice, and we have usually heavily-burdened hearts in these times 4
about fourteen there. On Thursday with so many loved ones in terrible
afternoons we have lately reopened a danger. :
women’s meeting in the city, and we get : : ;
there ten or twelve women and girls,-and With affectionate greetings,
have had several encouraging meetings. ve
Mrs. Chou, our Chinese Bec Bete wife, Yours most sincerely,
invites these people to her house. A, Evetyn Eppon. ,
5 I am much troubled about the work, in
the villages. There are many hopeful
openings, and splendid opportunities, but Mrs. G. V. Webster. ;
nobody to do the work, without some- By Mrs. TRUSCOTT WooD. ‘
body to guide. You see the work ;J can :
do must be here on the spot. Once or We mourn the loss of one of our
twice a year I have a woman’s station pioneers and most devoted workers in
class for fifteen to twenty days. Last the person of Mrs. Webster, daughter of ©
spring there were nineteen women. the late Edward Boaden. To all the
These station classes give most encourag- friends we offer our sincerest ‘sympathy,
ing results. There is time in fifteen days and pray that they may be Divinely sus-
to teach something definite, and gain a_ tained in their time of sorrow. and_ be-
little influence, and the women frequently reavement. Her memory will be grate-
do’ much good on their return to their fully and affectionately remembered by
homes, although they often find it hard all who were privileged to know her.
work. One woman was telling me how Her husband was an earnest worker in i
t 5 35 / =~

ee / } ; Pei i SIU A fa
ei | :
Si Our Women's Auxiliary
me Manchester, and passed away when Mullion, where she died, was a great
ee scarcely past mid-life just before the delight to her, because the Mullion
S Conference. of 1911, in that city. Church positively revels in Missions.*
se In Anna Webster the Women’s Mis- When we met, last November, she spoke
x sionary Auxiliary has lost one of its most — of the Mullion W.M.A., which she her-
. devoted and loyal members. When my self had organized. Her one fear was
ae uncle, the late Thomas Truscott, was in that they relied too much upon her ©
ss this country on his last furlough, he was presence and help at the meetings. The
a staying at my home in Manchester, and members of that Auxiliary are now left
. dl one Sunday morning introduced me to to work without their leaders, but I feel
the two daughters of Rev. Edward sure they will do it as a sacred trust. If
s Boaden. That was the beginning of our she had been able to leave us a message,
ey life-long friendship. She had the sweet- J feel sure it would have been the word
eR Bile est of tempers, and was invariably gentle of the British officer who falls in the
3; and unassertive. Her personality, backed attack, “Carry On!” ,
A by sober sense and a_ strong moral
= Hi character, with excellent mental gifts, : ae
H aes See! P.S.—It is with deep regret that we
“e t Ep aDG DeORS Ms : hear of the death of Dr. Savin, at Chao
ae j ing ; she was so retiring and thought so Tone. China, His passing’ is a great
SS little of her own abilities. “The meek 5) eee, SF tea
Bs f : oars : blow to our work in Yunnan, one of those
re , shall inherit the earth,” said our Saviour, g : ashen .
aa AoW cation Gill ip He bn of those 4 mysteries which we are entirely at a loss
~ Sick helt. to explain or understand. We can only
ee i After her marriage to Mr. Webster, humbly submit. Dr. Savin’s decease
S houde was always Kept for the mis- has created’a great need. Who will
ei i Cee cae % id : i f th or respond to it? We shall not forget the
: sionary, and incidentally tor fe mets widow and children. They will have a
: bers of the W.M.A. Council. “When the ;
! Manchester District was first organized place in all our hearts, and many prayers
ce Fe eect 8 > will ascend at the Throne of Grace on
= it had to find its own way, though helped nate
il their behalf.
a most generously by the leaders of Leeds
Ss Hades Rochdale, «which ~ with Elanovetuy cys yo mera teem
a Church, Sheffield, were the only Auxili- 2 : ‘ :
\ ROE ° She was so deeply interested in Missions
ee ailes in existence: She and b as that twice she sent a buoyant report to the
¥ were its first two secretaries, and, & Eco of work dione for the great cause. —
& course, it was Anna who insisted on We knew at the time that she had been the
* taking all the most tiresome and mechani- human incentive to the excellent service, in |
os cal parts of the work. We had a gal- response to the inspiration-Divine. See
= ie Jant band of helpers, Miss Phythian, “Mullion and Cury: A Story of ,Comish
er Meo ee Mrs. R. Swallow, Mrs. R. Abercrombie, ts Pa ee co ; ane Mules
a ney again!” p. 141, 4 e latter shows the
= bee Mrs. Saxon, and a ae Pt erim Cornish cliff on which stands the Pol-
gat worked harder and did more for the rst yan Hotel, of which she in later years was
a ! phase of Manchester District than Anna manageress, and where many United Metho-
5 aH Webster. dists have spent happy times.—ED.
ae i ¥ fe \
i ‘
ce It seems to be a law of the kingdom that there is no success without —
pee | suffering.
aan: ‘ If you succeed without suffering it means that someone suffered —
eal before you.
a ae If you suffer without succeeding one who comes after you will
BS doubtless have the success:
ie | wal —Edward Judson.
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AWA R) fa oS
CRAG Dé 5¥ ~ common honesty you’ must Ss Dos
discard.” J
Spapsbets i . oe a
over » By the
: Yuynan. , Rev. F. R. CRADDOCK
HE first snapshot in Yunnan was for an area equal to Cumberland and
taken in England! A well-planned Westmorland. Every Sunday. a,congre-
English town, covering a few gation of 400, most of whom tramp five
square miles, with hundreds of comfort- to fifteen miles each way over cliff roads,
able houses and thousands of people. A in ibad weather nearly impassable. Every
dozen or so ministers of religion assisted evening a service and every day teaching.
by many helpers of every kind, and A reminder and a request. We belong
equipped with every instrument for inten- to you. We ask you not to forget us
sive culture. Again; a great funnel- nor cease to send workers.
shaped valley with mountains, rocky and’ — Four more pictures from Stone Gate-
broken, jumbled around for scores of way:
; miles. A scattered population of -Miao (1) An old Miao woman, who for nine
living from hand to mouth, every poor years has rarely failed to walk fifteen
harvest driven. to starvation. On the. miles each way to Sunday service over
_ slope of the funnel a few whitewashed these rugged hills. Ask her: a simple
_ buildings and. onr minister of religion question ‘on general knowledge, she re-
SS gpa I fon Rg eae ee f,
Rec bee ho a A SR Ce ae: Ue
ee ee Ne oe
[ Soe AO Pw a ete Pirie OT ee aE ed ala yer ee
Pe acer ey enon Le ee Be a
, fe ONS oS I a A ee A Se A
ie ee ae ee | NF Rn ee te
ar iy aa \ woe CES a
ES Pos el, ae
| thie eps i ses a Kh, ewe pe ay
& fa oe ies 3, Le Scant Be
: |e apenas ia a ba oie eter ae : eel i)
" \ zi ee .y Bae oe Be he a = Es * . *
a a ra al ae hs Bee i
Ok ‘ i scala 7 Re “ F] ats . sae o ~ E
ae ae teen
a ie a grant e \
it Group ef Yunnan Chinese, ; [Late Rev. S. Pollard. ;
2 Mr. Yeu em extreme right, Mr. Li, B.A., om extreme left,
v4 (The Editor regrets the blurred figure in centre, but did not :
i : want to reject an expressive picture on that account alone.) , 23
+h -ApRIL, 1918,
ee ‘ :
Cala :

A ;
cS Snapshots in Yunnan
Re i plies, “I know nothing, teacher, except and the prey is snatched from his very
oA i that I love Jesus, and want to serve jaws. The released captive is to-day one
: Heh Him.” »of our best preachers and scholars.
oo (2) Do you know “Grandfather”? He My dear English friends, if you knew
ee is a tall old Miao with the calm sweet how compact and sweet is the little land
SS i face of an Indian chief. He was a great you live in when compared with the great
eh eats drinker once—but not now. He is a rambling leagues of this) mountainous
= 1 well-known figure out here, and exerts.a country, you would realise that your
oe t fine influence for good—thanks to the direst poverty is not comparable with the
BS coming of Jesus ! extremities of these poor folk, and that
: (3) Inside the chapel one Sunday even- one sovereign spared from your ampli-
ing. The tune “Arizona” in tonic-solfa tude will help this work much more than
2 thrown by lantern’on the whitewashed it will impoverish yours. But, as Rus-
eee H wall. An old missionary giving instruc- kin says, “It is not the church (building)
3 Heat tions and a young missionary beating we want, but the sacrifice ; not the emo-
iS time. Next, slides of “Pilgrim’s Pro- tion of admiration, but the act of adora-
Sy i gress” are shown as a preacher tells the tion: not the gift but the giving.” For
ze i inimitable story. Finally bundles of reeds God loveth a cheerful giver.
— Ny are lit from the little iron stove, and
“i | carried off as torches, twinkling in the se
= darkness. « zi
#3 Their friendly light is a.symbol. The The Missionary
“i heathen Miao never greet. All outside iS
7 i the family are strangers. Now the Chris- Prayer Union.
so F tian finds welcome wherever he goes, in
SS the Christian homes scattered over this A Unien of Spirit and Purpose
2 Switzerland of ours. Truly in Jesus all rather than in Organization.
= are one. : : Hymns :
=i (3) Would you like to see a little kodak /OnGod of Bethel”
= picture taken in the street approaching Pella UE One the nALONS:
= the Chao-Tong City Gate? Some chil- be itee Genentand’s icy mountains.”
es dren, for the hundredth time, are asking eu Aha cead i A LR i
= the passing teacher for a picture. He . & ea 5 ues ee ee he SPS,
a clay stops this time, and fishes out a few’ pic- ECA G ATCT Dy Ne Se s-) :
ie ture post-cards he has brought on pur- April 7th.—Dziang Soen and associated
ms pose. As he distributes them, a small circuits, Ningpo District. Rev. W.
= crowd of women and children rush’ to- Lyttle. (28, 29.) John viii. 21-36.
as gether from the neighbouring mud huts, April 14th.—For the City Temple
Be LNG all clamouring for pictures. These go Demonstration, April 22nd. (1-6). John
ne Hi : to make the only decorations in their i, 9-18.
ce Bh homes. : April 21st.—Tong Chuan Circuit : Rev.
“Gg fae (4) A picture by moonlight. A hut one Alfred Evans (47-49.) | John xv. 18-27.
mero Hl evening in the days of the revolution. April 28th.—-Meru. Mr. F. Mimmack. °
a Through the doorway can be seen two (59-62.) Matt. v. 1-12.
RR, men, one bound, lying on a trestle-bed, ae :
: with a gleaming sword between them. >
3 i The trussed Christian is to die at day- :
i ' break for refusing to break with the Oriental Proverbs.
foreigner. Suddenly a noise of an ap- . He who does not thank men, will
fi Br ‘proaching band of men breaks on the never thank God.
' Fait) still night, and the robber (for such is . He whom men love is beloved of God.
a i the captor’s profession) is wakened by Prayer is not the raising of the voice
7 ie his brother to receive a scolding, as the but the uplifting of the: soulweony |
poet: captive is loosed, with the words: Do what is right and throw it into
ol bith “Don’t you know the foreigner and his the sea, | :
ot friends aré to be protected now?”' So, Silence is the wall that surrounds wis-
— hain at times, the devil overreaches himself dom. tte
a } A 38 ae :
iS scat : Sa Sa enenoenel :

; Through the By. the i
9 ° :
Secretary’s Field-slasses. Rev.c. STEDEFoRD. =f
An I desire to introduce Mr. all. He was as true a hero as any- that,
Introduction. J. H. Beckly, of Ply- have fallen on the fields of Flanders.
mouth, who has kindly Duty called him and he obeyed ; faithful
consented to take the chair at our Lon- unto death. His sensitive and shrinking
don meeting on April 22nd, in order that nature must have suffered immensely
he may be welcomed on that occasion, through constant contact -with sin and
not as‘a stranger, but as an old and true’ disease, but he never faltered in his devo-
-friend of our Church. Mr. Beckly is a tion or slackened in his service. Such a
... native of North Devon and an old Sheb- life is as much akin to the life of Christ as
bear boy. The. most impressionable any life can be.’ He has received -the ‘
period of his early life was spent under crown: of life from the hand of the Lord
( Bible Christian influences, and we are ' he so faithfully served.
proud to think that those associations An effort is being made by cable to
played some part in stimulating and arrange for a doctor to supply Chao
fashioning the character and service he Tong temporarily until a more per-
See _has developed :through the years. ‘At. manent appointment can be madé. Is
Shebbear he was contemporary with the there not a doctor in our United Metho-
_ brothers G. P. and F. J. Dymond, S. dist Church who will volunteer for this
‘Poltard, and others whose work in the most important and most Christ-like ser-
world he has followed with admiration; vice? We expect the passport restric-
and his presence in London will be tions would be relaxed to permit a doctor
largely due to the opportunity it affords to reach our staff in Yunnan. We ask
of associating himself with the splendid our friends to pray earnestly that the :
/ work of his old school-fellow, Mr. Frank right man may be found to succeed Dr.
Dymond, in West China. One as chair- Savin.
man, and the other as a _ missionary
Speaker, these two Shebbear boys will Courage and Mahong, in the Tong
meet on our London platform. The same Constancy at = Ch’uan Circuit, hasbeena
spirit his comrades have displayed in Mahong. problem and perplexity to
. other spheres, Mr. Beckly \carried into our missionaries for many
business life. Always putting first things years. The roads leading to the place
first he has been for years class leader are very rough, the district itself is very
‘ and superintendent of the Sunday School wild and so are its people. On account y
in connection with the Wesleyan Church of swollen mountain torrents Mr. Evans
in Plymouth. In 1906 he was president recently encountered special difficulty in
of .the Plymouth Sunday School Union — visiting this part of his circuit. He won-
and of the Free Church Council in 1909. dered at the courage displayed by the f
Mr. Beckly is an ardent advocate and members of the Mahong Church in the
supporter of Methodist Union, and is a midst of persecutions. They have had
_member of the Wesleyan Committee on but very little Christian teaching ; the
Union. In taking the chair at our Lon- missionary could not visit them more than
don Anniversary he gives expression to two or three times a year, and yet they ;
his larger sympathies and forecasts the refuse to surrender their faith to escape
day,. perhaps not so far distant, when the penalties and persecutions. The Head-' i
prayers of many will be answered in the | man of the place, an enemy of the church,
consummation of a complete Methodist singled out its adherents for special treat-
Union. ment. Ordinary people were asked for
: a dollar or a dollar and a_half, but the :
' Our Great Loss The cable announcing the church adherents were tied up and freed
in Yunnan, death of Dr. Savin came only upon payment of, from twenty to
: “after my Notes for last thirty dollars. Some of them had to sell
month had been written. Many beautiful their last cow upon which they were de- F
tributes have been paid to his memory pending to plough their land. Says Mr.
Bae and he was more than worthy of them Evans: ‘You must not think those who
) ei 39 i
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ar fi if rm , ——— :
Re seme]
pases ih i
ay He ti
Z| i
eh Through the Secretary’s Field-Glasses
A We | so suffered were exemplary Christians. together thirty dollars, but some days
Wes} Some 6f them would be considered un- later he came back and demanded five
ae He satisfactory, but they stick to the church.” dollars more.”’
as el Here is the story of one of the members Mr. Evans follows with the reflection :
“3 as he told it to Mr. Evans: “Well, this “This is a mystery. They are not satis-
Se Hou hae! I have suffered persecution. The factory Christians, but they stick to the
: headman got hold of me and tied me up Church through all persecutions, and yet
es i for several days hoping to extract forty there are hundreds of people around us
= MS de dollars from me. Where could I find to whom we could easily. minister, and
Hi forty dollars! I besought him again and they turn a deaf ear and neglect us alto-
; He again to make his demands more lenient, gether. Mahong has _ its difficulties.
but the only answer he gave me was to Visitors who come to see ‘ the marvels of
- taunt me about the weakness of Chris- work among the heathen ’ would probably
ee i tians and his determination to make them laugh at it and point out its failures, but
= ha suffer. I had been tied up many days, there is something in that wild district
=e ve and he continued his taunts until I could altogether mysterious, for the explanation
Eo ii bear it no longer, and I cried out, ‘Yes, of which, with reverence and awe, our
3 i ; I am a Christian, and I shall always re- hearts answer, ‘ God!”
ma } : eas
& ae main a Christian. You may _ persecute
a i me, you may tie me up, you may beat me, The Tientsin We rejoice that these
a I you may kill me, but I shall still remain Floods. have now been overcome,
= | a Christian.’ He afterwards let me go as far as they can_ be.
me ity when my people had managed to scrape The) Editor shows one more picture.
ol Hepat \ ’
iI 4 The Mission House. ! i
oo Hy : e (Indicated by faint line.)
ae :
si i na ie rat fie aid pn test ie seta alk : ‘ ah tr di uineeroe
~ a HENS ares cai towteiait =r SS ame ae IT each in tems Foy walt oa Wry oa Yt a Rags a teas) 5 ee naa
te ee a ee ees Ce Meo rea a ate on
a fom ht ire ae PE pgm en ies Mn eae
{ H eh pic: Soe 5 rey taan i a a a seta 2 Santis RS all
‘ Basin Veit a OR en me me mn tone mM RR saa
cn b oa TOE ices 2 eC ge Not il a OOOO se ys: 8 > ang Sn tes a
| Bet Rekeme er one ag ON Seal a eg OE es Tens SE ats 1 ea el
Wa —— Peete eT Om, sence na NT ta en oe nachna
1 if mt o wot tae oo Ra rats es uve De aa f ie Bhat et xs Seca, a laa
tee Wet. ; : ae
J \ i fee ‘ The Fleed on the plain im the Japanese Comcession, (Rev. F. B, Turner,
le : if ;
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se ies 4)
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f j 4 % a HeCN tS ay: “a
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Dr. Lewis eae ee
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Savin. In Memoriam. Mrs. C. E. HICKS.
UR. good,:- kind doctor has entered Day «after day, year after year, ;
= into his well-earned rest. What \with no opportunity to exchange
cares he ‘for our praise or blame? views with another doctor, what
One can almost hear the echo of the form of service more’ lonely | than
Master’s “Well done, good and faithful that of a medical missionary in Yun-
servant, enter thou into the joy of thy nan! The evangelistic missionary may
big Lord.” \ exchange theological views, and have
But how can we refuse to express our spiritual. talks with his converts and. -
appreciation of one who is so worthy of native evangelists, buf not so the medi-
the best praise which the mission he so cal missionary with his patients. How- ;
faithfully served can give him? ever interesting’ the subject in his own
Doctor Savin offered to his Master and» mind, none but a medical man. could: ap- ‘
’ to the Chinese of Yunnan a daily sacrifice preciate fully a talk on, the ‘newly-dis- |
| _ of himself. He has spent his time, his \ covered disease or course of an attack.
thought, his strength for China. ~ On one occasion a Chinaman lay ill
One recalls the daily scene in the dis- with small-pox, in a room on the mission Ht
pensary at Chao Tong. A crowd of compound... It was Doctor Savin himself
men, women and children, waiting their who attended him.’ He it was who, when |
turn for medical examination, each bear-- the patient was better, disinfected the |
ing a little earthenware jug or basin to room. Whenever and wherever duty ke
receive the healing ointment or soothing called into danger, the Doctor went him-
medicine. The patient, devoted form of — self:rather than send his assistant. The ol
Doctor Savin attending to them one by wonder is not that he died, but that he |
one, listening to their complaints, and lived, in the midst of such close contact ae |
examining the vatious forms of loathsome — with disease. pea
disease or sores. The rich and the poor He worked’so conscientiously while he |
are there and both ‘are ‘alike treated lived that his share in the work was soon ~ |
courteously. It was often long past the done. Who will carry on? The work 3
usual hour for dinner or tea when the is not finished yet. Doctor Savin’s work
dispensary doors were closed and Doctor was not confined to the. dispensary and
Savin thought of his own temporal needs. hospital merely. Many a Chinaman will |
His patients came from many miles remember the quiet, powerful talks in the |
around, and if they wanted to get home Bible Class and the thoughtful sermon.
before dark they always received the which he preached cccasionally. So re- |
earliest attention Met ; gay
‘and considera~- [3a eee ee es ;
ee Gre i eer ig : oo , me a oa
Not only did Be. uk oe as ra ER sitet hei 4 |
he serve the Ba A AN ae Pee eae i |||
Chinése but many | = lie Ail ge ah fs Pe ae aa | 4
of the mission-. | ve, eee ee 7
aries throughout | re oh an 4 pest . he > Se Nelg a= <= eae aeasd le
Hie LOvInGe rez oo Ne F, iS oe a 2 a ae . rs * Pd . ae a “ae :
; : weed his timely | RAS Se a) be BY, ful ie ar ; j
help. How he in- |g HS Ms oh es 7] 10 ae
spired one with (iis eee be Cy pe again eo SI ‘ ‘
confidence! How Fi Eee TN 0 Ue oe
we’ trusted his ay be. |] Se Seay ee
b word of advice! ee ae Pe Se ‘ ; Sa] =
his sympathy as [see os + \ i ee Fe ae i
well as on his (iieeepees ess. ee ee eee ee ;
medical skill. Outside the Dispensary in Dr. Lilian's time, : -(OMr. B. J. Dingle, : ;
; 41 \
/ Be
bee ih” ie : : ain

S pe ee |
Bee iit
a In a Drawing-Room
a 4 spected was he by the Christian women wise would have remained batred and
ss He} that they felt quite honoured when the bolted: against the Gospel. We have
ae ' Doctor recognised and greeted them or talked with these people, all that. dis-
a i their little ones as he passed. tance from the Hospital, and have re-
33 Writing on December 2nd my husband ceived unexpected courtesy, because, per-
=< says: haps years before, Dr. Savin had given
> We Hoes Had ‘coed. etvices! today? 1 freely of his skill and time.
oS fe preached in the morning from ‘Let a man ‘We honour him for his faithfulness to
S ; examine himself; and so let him eat of that ‘treadmill work. Chained to one post
ve ‘i bread and drink of that cup.’ Doctor and one place, amid conditions against
S Savin conducted the sacramental service at which he could not but be in. constant
the close, quietly’ and reverently as is his ‘
Rane? revolt, he held on. No platform applause,
3 ; * no journalistic furores no public popu-
ee i This was probably the last Sacramental larity were his, but a philosophy of
ss fe tik service which ‘he conducted. Now he just “something attempted—something
a | serves in the immediate presence of the done,” which to him was sweeter reward.
ae \ Saviour whose’ sacrifice he so reverently But let us not be content with writing
mW Ce a Pe wore Chinese epitaphs. He who has passed on would
< | church-members in Chao Tong. scorn our praise unless we get on with
a _ How they will miss the kind words the work for which he died. If his death
ee and timely help of the kind doctor. The startles. us into realising what God de-
= small band of missionaries, made 30. much ands of us in West China, then it will
2 ell smaller by his:removal, will miss his help pe truly said that “he, being dead, yet
a ea in many ways. To Mrs. Savin, bereft speaketh.” : i
oy of the only one who could share to the . :
vs Se full the sacrifices and rewards, the sor- (In our next we shall have a biographical
= i rows and joys of a missionary’s life, we sketch of Dr. Savin by the Rev. W. Tremberth.)
as _reverently offer our sympathy, and bear
= be a her and her children before the Heavenly ; of :
ae Father in prayer. \
mo | i In a
me { By Rev e Ne RSENS. Drawins-Room.
> ee Our West China Mission reels from 2
2 age another shock. Can’ our © Churches Herre—the soft sparkle of the firelight’s
bt faintly imagine the terrible burden kiss,
a being carried by the few, remaining There—the red woe of some explosive
os workers? Who can compose a fitting hiss.
3 elegy on the man who has just paid the Here—the pure scent of lilies breathing
me Pate supreme penalty for faithful service ? : spring, x
mae The writer can claim no intimacy with There—Death’s corruption over every-
me Pei Dr. Savin. The conditions of work in thing. '
Be hE West China, where half a dozen workers Here—magic chords of music hushed and
_ beets -are scattered over a little continent, allow sweet, :
eS Sie -no opportunity for close proximity. There—crash of cannon or the tramp of
a RE But to this he can testify : Dr. Savin exer- "feet.
z er cised a ministry far beyond the doors of Here—Golden candlelight and warmth
Acne his ‘hospital... Seven- and eight-days’ and peace,
he Ley journey from Chao Tong, there live There—the fierce ‘winds and rains that
eit people—Tribesmen and Chinese—who are never cease. :
wi grateful, to. the Doctor. for disease O God! What feeble gratitude we give
feaetiege banished and life saved. God only krows To those who fight! May they, like
Mele how many doors have been opened Christ, forgive.
i Bail through the hospital, doors which other-
i i ee * West China, 1908—16. ‘ (Evening Standard)
ey ipa! 4 3 ; : a .
Se aa : - moa

es i
i S Circuit Foreign Missionary Secre- year, without any bombs, the increase
tary’ for a number of years, I was £56. Ss
_ have gradually learned to place (9) Ir 1s an’ EpucaTIONAL AGENCY.
all my faith in the missionary box as the You cannot get people to contribute :
source of a steady stable income. regularly week by week to a cause
BHGhGSe: without ultimately generating a. spirit
(1) Ir =NcouRAGES Derrinire and oranadiy ac Cae Nee ae thate
Systematic Grivinc. Where the mis- ree es eee Ret ate | &
sionary box is given its right place con- Ora Ge 5; ae
{ tributions are placed therein week by i (HO SEEGINAUGUR ATES, Ce Des Ce
Reale PRAvYER Lracuges for missions. To
t 4 Z “see the pennies dropping ” is instinc-
: (2) Iv KeEps the Missionary Cause tively to pray for the lonely ploughman
: not merely at the anniversary. (11) Iv KEEPS ALIVE THE ELEMENT OF | |
(3) It Is THOROUGHLY Democratic ! SurpRIsE. You are always expecting |
The old-age pensioner deposits her something startling turning up at the —
ha’penny a week, and thus is enabled annual meeting. In many alittle ,
i to make a substantial contribution of village the contribution has been |
2s. 2d. a year to the Cause. doubled in twelve months. Result : |
(4) Ir KINDLES ENTHUSIASM and DE- Thanksgiving !-. Enthusiasm!: More
VELOPS RESOURCEFULNESS. On. receipt boxes issued. :
of a box people begin to display re- (12) Ir arrorps AMPLE SCOPE FOR |
markable ingenuity, in gétting money Expansion. There is no. dead end. ie
Bae to fill it—e.g., ‘‘blackberrying,” “sell- “A missionary box in every Methodist
ing feathers,” etc. ~ home” opens out a prospect wide as ' a
(5) Iv rosters a Sprit or Heatrny ~ fleaven itself.—M. hs 2 ie
Rivatry. If only the annual box open- (Reproduced by permission from the Be
% ing" is well and attractively arranged, «“F.0.D.” Magazine of the W.M.M.S.) t
and is given its central place in con- mB),
nection with the annual celebrations, as Sa ie
many a resolve on increased liberality \ See ;
is registered. \ Bee. HSS Sf |
3 . Aa Coe SS) |
_ (6) Ir PRopuctive. The rich W\\\ eee Zin METHODS ie
man subscribes his guinea; the poor Al A “Ht MISSIONS man brings his box. I have known iA CHURCH Bee He q
poor families where the annual contri- \ ||| EES Cee He ]
bution from. the three boxes in the Ay es {
; home was over £7. A miner’s wife-in: | NS AW Oe
my present circuit last year contributed 5 SBN SS; \'
: SEV _ SS \\
through her box the magnificent sum of SS \ \\
£8 1s, 9d., and this year it will be S RN A\ one
wy \
more. : a ff AN \\
(7) Ir GuaRANTEES A ‘STABLE | IN- “Oe ay
coME. No need for spurts of spasmodic we \ M4
generosity where the missionary box KE Uy : |
is properly worked. Every Circuit can WA WY Z A \
_ sécure an ever-advancing income. ° ; YY Y NY AY. ie
(8) Ir is so Eastty pLacep. With My Ui y Yj, A Yj ae |
but little difficulty the missionary boxes Wy ZG. yy 1
in this Circuit have been doubled in * Uj ; } Yi ya
twelve months. For years past there Uf YY Yi i Uz \ ie
has been a whip round at the end of 1 Yi | YEE.
. the year to make up accounts. This 4
: i ‘ 43 i a -
f ! : : a ae
feat : nn

. Merlin, or the
: Onward March.
YO i Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us We can equal this in United Method-
ee i with benefits (or beareth our burden.) Psa. ism. A minister says, inter alia: i
< Heat Ixvili. 19. i ;
ee For, increase at ———, see Report. In
Ss Hos E have come to the month which Ra ceO BBSs eet year 216108) We
W marks the end of our missionary “2° Mung for eh 20) this seo ein addi,
il campaign for another year. Two tion to this they afe reducing the Trust
ee) i significant events are still to come—the debt by £100 per year.
: eS a City Temple Demonstration, and the Con- ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PER CENT.
ey | ference Meeting—but these do not affect se eit fe Ree
re our returns for this year. The circuits are Another Minister testifies on this wise *
me he concluding their work as we write and In this circuit a certain church in
2 ae in the early days of this month the Dis- 1907 contributed £10 9s.; in 1917, the
SW trict Secretaries will receive, with smile Same church, the same people, the same
ey of satisfaction or dash -of regret ‘the school were constrained to give £27 10s.
ee Sotiedulede results: These cases are not isolated, but typical.
Zz ea ie is a matter for congratulation and _ WHAT IS THE LESSON ? a
cy thanksgiving that in the last two years : : : Pie
= es we have had a substantial facreaes lt Ane meee word. te MernOd ts sleep
=< oe is believed we shall record similar good alive the soul of a Hoy elem) and it
3 ii fortune this year. remains a movement. It is the foot
oe : that: does ‘nothing, that aches,” says the
: Tega _ Does an honest and convinced enthu- potter! We wish the figure applied more
es siasm for the conversion of the world pos- than it does ; the aching of the heart for
eS ea || ; sess our people? In the light of the above _ the neglect of a precious task, not a mere
aay ite facts this query may seem superfluous. duty, “Relief may be found in that case
ie os Our answer is “Yes!” and—“No!” in Sacrificial toil.
= NM More yes than no. But, if the passion
: ATE be admitted, why are not our results even THE BUSINESS ASPECT.
S greater than they are? And our reply During’ the last few weeks boxes have
a es is, Because of the too-frequent absence een emptied. Have they been carefully
aS of prevision, provision, and method. If cleaned, labelled and returned to. their
: businéss'men or ministers, as such, were often-eager owners? Have new collectors
ES ipa to leave their work to go by itself as heen secured? Or will the secretary wake
= Wee much as our churches often do with mis- up some morning about six months hence
ae tite sions, disaster would not come with and remember that he received the boxes,
et ea leaden feet but with swallow’s wing's. counted ‘and scheduled the cash, but the
Bee ee . useful-creatures themselves were lying in
me AO UAE R ED. PER CENT: a cupboard? This is not imaginary. We
Be NS “In a certain circuit which shall be have found that they have lain thus for
“< PaaS. nameless the income in 1898 was £125. twelve months sometimes, and that when
Bec oe In 1917 it was £404.” This is a Wes- they were roused from their slumber and
ey ~ leyan record. The same circuit, the deposited where they should be it meant
ee i same churches, the same people. In the an increase of 100 per cent. This is but
me : latter year many men in the forces. We. one item in the campaign, but—it is im-.
Be ea cannot say that before last year they had’ portant. We hold with every word (of
met Pee no missionary passion. There was a__ the article on the previous page~ The old,
al onli reservoir, but not sufficient pipes to.carry old appeal must be made with refreshing”
Bee Waa the water to the city. And the laying of variety, and we shall have richer results.
me iN the pipes was not costly : it was a man We rejoice that, especially since 1914,
Bev) lea - or a woman who “followed the gleam.” our secretaries are largely young women.
ee x 44 ;
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ee [ea : : aera ;

Shae : LEME STOP T SRL ——="
The Saviour of the World
5; They have been instrumental in working b 4 a
_ great changes in organization, and T 4 Saviour :
already we are reaping the reward. To of the World. a
them, as well as to the young men in a . :
sadder sphere, belong the lines of Tenny- “Look unto Me,” ye so-called Christian
son (altered in two words only), and may Lands, . |
they apply to more and more in days to And be ye saved, ye nations, blood-
come. Sy stained all;
Q young Mariner, Seek now the .way, heed ye the |
You from the haven : Saviour’s call, i E
Under the sea-cliff ; , The way wherein the Cross uplifted
You that are watching’ stands.
The great Magician There is no other way, none other Name |
¢ 7s +, af . 4
With eyes of wonder. . Whereby ye can be saved, in heaven ea
I am Merlin, or earth; j
And I am living : All else ye tried has failed, yet a wide
I am Merlin, i » berth
I follow the gleam. Will ye give Him who to redeem can al
Tue Epiror. claim ? |
, O look to Him who for the nations ot
; died,
: $ What meaneth it that He, of all, doth :
, ask
° To look? How easy, yet how hard
Favourite Hymns of cee fetes :
@ 7
I our Soldiers. Thy God to faée and to renounce thy
: Laas pride. ‘
It may interest readers to see a list of fat j
the hymns which are most popular with “Look unto Me,” thus saith the Lord, A
i % ee “ $ ” }
the men at the Front. The first three and live” — E
f i T i S }
Pee they are neyer tired of, the next eight are Who wills not to obliterate the least,
very frequently .asked for, and the re- But waiteth unto all—to west and a
, mainder are nearly on: the same footing : east, : |
To north and south—the healing leaves
Abide with me. Have you any room. to give. j
Jesus, Lover of mysoul. Ho, my comrades. ine .
Lead, kindly Light. Jesus shall reign. “Took unto Me,” all the ends of th’
== My faith looks up to h
The Lord’s my : Thee. eart :
Shepherd. Nearer,my God. . Who: bow before the Altar and ‘the y
God is our.refuge. O Love that wilt not. shrine : oe i
I to the hills. O worship the King. ae ot 2h
Fight the good fight. * Onward, Christian There is none else, I only oun Divine, i
Eternal Father. soldiers. To Calvary look, there see how great &
Soldiersof Christ, arise. . Our God, our help. your worth. i
Through the night of Stand up. i i
doubt. Star of peace. O Saviour of the world, how long, how i
Jesusis tenderlycalling. Sun of my soul. lon q
: ae The Church’s one & Seat led |
All people. found ahans Ere every Nation shall acknowledge ||
O God of Bethel. . The day Thou gavest. Thee? . Te
Father of peace. The sands of time. Be lifted up! Then all men won shall
All hail ‘the power. Throw out the life-line. bet ; : |
Crown Him. Where is my wander- fis i ol
For all the saints. | ing boy ? For this Thy Universal Church, make | i
God be with you. Will your anchor hold? strong. ,
ee ae L. E, M. Syson: - a
; —Misstenary Record. Hucknall. i
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Ke i | awe fikeNSY Al [OP OU Dy. Vasey
= kar a! Says geal epg nana RAED eee BL rr eae te
si a ay i By Mrs. R. S. HALL
Bip €j- HE following are extracts from a magazines we are acquiring a_ fuller
A otha [ letter written by the Rev. E. C. knowledge of the conditions of life in the
3 Hee Hicks, and they show how very vast and far-reaching Celestial Empire.
ml full of work were Dr. Savin’s hands just I invite the readers of the Ecuo to look
he before his death on;January 30th, and at the picture drawn for us in the extract
a Mr. Hicks’s also. They. shew also the on next page. What a pathetic picture it
SS Hf |. difficulty of the situation in addition to is! It requires but a small effort of the
a i the ordinary mission work. imagination to see the poor women and
am China’s need is becoming’ more and _— girls shuffling along’ on their tiny feet, so ‘
mf i ‘ more articulate, and it is well that facts tightly bound that every step taken is -
a | are being brought ‘home to us as never pain and agony; and to see also the
3 Wa before. By means of letters from mis- crowd of sick and suffering folk present-
Zs eo eR sionaries and articles in newspapers and ing themselves to the missionary doctor
Hiatt in hope of obtaining from him
a ee to. -know that foot-binding is
z aa aa Bo: Chinese women, and this is
t f i ee Pe Peg ae Po . ~=—s encouraged by our mission-
SS NM eo Wag Ps CR Ey ee aries ; and Christian doctors
a rod Aa eae cS), eae V7 rs ©" are performing a gracious
mee Ne ft fae 9 ee ee SS ministry ,of help and healing
me es i ee OE See eee = for thousands.
\ Hol i aT - = =) a) Pig Bena, af PS But © ther 1 C
an a A Le ) eee . Lae u ere ‘are immense
ae atta ied oy) - Boe Ps Bes ‘ vi a areas where there is no doctor
me | ye Me eee a, = and no preaching to enlighten
=i Toay a y ae | ia) ee tes ey Yee =the mind and strike at cruel
a ee gi ia ny dk a )hUS) CUCU ee ey) customs which have been in
e Ppeies 1 af e hace age m= existence for centuries. I feel
me Ae 7 ll ee | | eee) ~=—s humiliated and ashamed when _
Be bel ee ae ot eee §=6T remember the millions of
- an Hele Ria 8 tn od Ce ee money spent annually by our
Bs A, pcs lot Fn, yal » | nation on strong drink, and
hi ay |: he iF teary = »| | the paltry sum that it spends
aay ae fl oo Sa | on Christian missions,
E Poca aa a im |: 1 Secs ! Bo However, much has been
ae te |. kien Bee ee @ done by sacrifice and prayer,
eS PN rg) Ohian’ fp RRR IE EE i and much more will be accom-
Pik a ie 0 gal, Stas © cir ES Ne SR plished as we rise to the op-
cM f Batts Re signee RM MT SS aca portunities that are presented
POSS Ny 5 pes Pei to us. From the graves of
Pixs ae: ee eo 5 our fallen missionaries—fallen
Be ee Ne eee au ge eee oe on the field—there comes a
Be Ak iy
el ea TeGnee ee eatin ‘ graded, miserable and hope-
Ber ae t ‘ 46 %
PP ge f : ;
_ a i | )
en eu. Be 5 made a t

. China’s Womanhood
~ jess men and women ‘in China—and not “December 10th.—I have just. had a
; only in China but in Africa, too—make visit from a committee of the Red Cross. :
their mute appeal.“ May that.appeal not Society of this town; they are taking f
be made in.vain! — Mr. Hicks says : measures to receive wounded soldiers and

“December 2nd.—Just now the people want me to speak to Dr. Savin in their
are concerned because the Yunnan troops behalf. The Yunnan. troops:are out of
are being defeated in Si-chuan, and they Sin-fu and Lu-cheo, and are established
fear that Yunnan will ‘be invaded and somewhere about Huan kiang. There is
Chao Tong attacked. The word has gone some degree of, panic in this city.

’ out from Peking that Yunnan is to be “December 13th.—To-day, Dr. Savin
punished. I hope, however, that the sol- and I have attended a meeting of the Red
diers will not reach here. It should be. Cross. Society of this town. It’was .
possible to keep them at bay, for the road started last year, and I think very little
is a most difficult one, and the further has been done since and now it is recon-
the Si-chuanese come towards us the stituted. The Catholic priest was present
greater does their problem of supply (he comes from Cambrai). The com-
become. mittee meeting did its work fairly well

“Soldiers are constantly going down to and when once they had begun fairly
Si-Chuan. Coolies are pressed into ser- quickly.. Two hundred wounded soldiers
vice and made to carry burdens without were to arrive to-day and, to-morrow. On
pay and sometimes without food. The Saturday there is to be a public meeting
fighting has been very deseprate, and the of the Red Cross Society. How strangely :
looting severe. China is changing.

“December 3rd.—This evening a depu- “ December 17th.—We have been at the ‘
tation of schoolboys (that is, from the Red Cross public meeting. I spoke for
Training Institute) waited upon me. a few minutes emphasizing the interna-

They wish to goyhome. The city greatly tional aspect of the Red Cross and ‘its
4) disturbed as the Yunnan troops have been foundation in the spirit of sacrifice, finish=
z defeated at Sin-fu, and it is reported that ing by a reference to the cross of Christ <
‘ they are retreating to Yunnan. which gave a meaning to the symbol. ~
“As far as I know, and as far as 1 “The Catholic priest also spoke. I met
understand the intention of Peking, the Si a young: military officer here. He passed
chuan troops will not invade ‘Yunnan. his card‘over and I found that he was.
| The country is sadly distressed. God is a Christian, having been president of the
with us, but it is: hard to try and calm Pao-ting-fu Y.M.C.A. in’ his student ie
panic-stricken people. days. I spoke to him when I got an
Ras “December 9th.—I preached to-day on opportunity. He said he was still a> a
| ‘Except ye believe ye shall not be estab- Christian, but many duties made’ it diffi- dq
| lished.” This city is greatly concerned ‘cult for him to attend. services on Sun-
about the fighting in Si-chuan. I hope days as he would like to. ‘He. always
! ‘the crisis will pass without suffering for . spoke of the good in: Christianity to ‘his ,
, these poor people. The schoolboys want fellow soldiers. It was a pleasure to ql
to go home as they are nervous. ay meeting.) Pigs Sati j
te $e so é
e |
China’s : By ae
, , % |
Ww omanhood. MARY GAUNT.
OOR women! They have a say- ‘little girl can get is by pressing the calf oe
. ing in China that a woman eats of her leg against some: hard substance. i
bitterness, and she surely. does... The pressure stops the flow of blood and |
As I went through the villages, I could numbs the feet, but with the rush of |
. hear the children crying, and they, cried’ ‘blood again comes the increase of pain i
' because the bandages on their feét were . —a pain that the tightening of the ban- &
being drawn more tightly. It is always dages intensifies. H
@ gnawing pain, and the only relief the "*From “A Woman in China” (I, Werner Laurie) 7
| i 47 oe
> ie
Ae 54 \ a

i t" it \ "
Be bei: Wl
ed | China’s Womanhood
j | “Beat you, beat : you,” cries the is any place in the world where they have
= We | ’ mother as she takes'a stick to a little suf- a worse.”
oe fering thing, “you. cry when I. bind If any one doubts that this. custom
s { your feet?” For a Chinese woman must. presses heavily on the women, let him
sh show no émotion, above all, she must ask any doctor who has practised in the
a never complain. This is a characteristic country how many legs he has taken off
: of the nation.. The men will,bear. much because the neglected sores of ulcerated
es without complaining. I. never..grew bound feet have become gangrenous and
= accustomed to it. The pity and the hor- a danger to life. “It really doesn’t
Re : ror of it never failed'to strike me, and if matter,” said another doctor I knew well,
: | the missionaries do but one good work “a Chinese woman is just as well with a
they do it by prevailing on the women to pair of wooden legs as with the stumps
: i unbind their feet and in preventing un- foot-binding leaves her.” Poor little un-
ee, lucky little girls from going through complaining mites. They laughed and
Sy a years. of agony. talked, but their faces, white and strained
ve 1 aah There is né mistaking the’ gaitcof a under the pain, haunted me the tivelong
ee \ woman with bound feet. She walks as night, and’ I felt that I, who stood by
ma kt if her legs were made of wood, unbend- and suffered cs thing: te a
se oy ing from the hips downwards. The feet guilty of a wicked wrong to my’ fellow-
| Neg ay are tiny, shaped like small hoofs about Sesters: : g 4 : :
Ls f four inches long, and to walk. at all she 4 F
: ae must hold out ies arms to balance herself. One day my friendly landlady brought
a kA : ; ‘ to see me two other small-footed women,
‘s Said. one. doctor,“ Try walking with women who said their ages were forty
| your toes-crushed under’ the sole of and sixty. They examined me and my
= your foot, the arch pressed up till the belongings. They felt my boots, good,
x whole foot is barely four inches long, and substantial, leather-built, and I judged
ee you can only walk on your heel—and see they would like to see what was under-
* if you do not suffer, suffer in all parts of neath. I took off a boot and stocking,
a. your body. They say,” he went on, “that and the way- they felt my foot up and
|. aan while there are many peaceful, kindly’old down amused me very much. At least it
oy | men in China, every woman‘is a shrew. amused meat first and then it saddened
= boa And I can well believe it. ‘What else can me. They held out their poor maimed
BB you expect? .Oh, women have a mighty feet, but they did not return the compli-
E thin time in China. I don’t believe there ment, much as I desired it.
| & . a
ey a .
ae 2 DEMONSTRATION, April 22,2c 6.
i pA) a r . ; o
: a 8 Afternoon, HOME MISSIONS, 2.30 Skea pears plier tad ae
is BaD IN 8 Chaitman: GEORGE KENNING, Esq., J.P. (Clay Cross). enlaoe a Mans and gifts, 8
\ ie 8 ae Rév. J. WALLETT, C.F., Rev. JOHN MOORE, As d to tty ‘nto gona B
oe UN Evening, FOREIGN MISSIONS, 6.30. Bee aoe aie
5 Chairman: J. H. BECKLY, Esq. (Plymouth). is the Lord’s ; Gg
eh s* The President (Rev. J. WRIGHT), Rev. F. J Great things attempt for Hira,
aa A. » DY MOND (Yunnan), Capt. the Rev W, H. eee aee ee era se Q
. ? c Pett ; go. (Miaoland & France), Rev. C. SFEDEFORD (Secretary). whose‘ love sublime: 6 B
Ben eee 3
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ey) i\ ie ‘“Everything is blessed from GAG pif Kw :
hy d) ss i) beyond by something which in © (—é 23
i LTY9 its turn has been blessed from LIS AO mo ;
: beyond again: only the blessed a
bless.”’ —G.K. Chesterton ‘
(Short History of England).
D By the |
r. A. K. Baxter. |
Rev. G. PACKER, D.D. |
HEN the King of Denmark, in One cannot but feel deep compassion :
Shakespeare’s great tragedy, for Mrs. Baxter and her children, so eh
ae beeen to realise the dark unexpectedly bereaved, and pray for 4
clouds gathering them the up-
: gave utterance Bee a ha ek aie a enn ee ee of the Divine -M
to an expression CIS Me Ming ea eee. arm, { ;
| which, if not [ies segs elgie cs pe I first met
; : RSs ceri 1 a 3) Ne :
universal, is yet ee Cr. Baxter late ie
or frequent ap- | ee ~—ssin 1902, or early BB
Pe 4 plication: oe hlULU ~—Sséi'n:‘:1903, att the |
4 “When ‘sorrows |ygeeeeunan aia ae ae 4 Re ee house of Dr, :
ee RIC AUGEe SRT S| AMMEN pam Rl Res ce seaman ‘ ee
| not single spies am oe 3] StaceyinLeeds, J, 7
: Butin battalions!'' gence hee | ie as hn SUA A ne ee Sere ; “
} : LS ee Sa gE 8 TE De eee ee : view had been ay 13
| b a ee Ctranged with
attalions, the, —Repeeyeetpy e000 Rep eae sev -
losses, to our [i “Ch ey oF ene .
i effecti i eC wen Se Week ese ers of the Mis- AW
| | Sonay oc, i 2 Me sionary Com f i
) ee : : Lo SS ae pe on mittee. i Z }
I tions have lat- ees ae 1 ae : ne Hi
Bee hee Eat Ba eee wo was required |
. ear a eae or the North |
; anes fe i De Sa ae Chine Misses, A
Pui ae Remi Orean tae f : and the inter- Hi
ee eee s RGN een ton ie OCS nen er view led to his
° r Pacers nae ee Ca nee ategie em Oa Lenses being engaged it
Savin, and the Sha una Ral Soh ee a b ied ie |
§ = compulsor Beat ag hea Maeard Vira Nias as Cee aoa y Ce H
. f pulso y oe OA ans MME Sun NG Neate ference. He had ah
' Be ies es Dr, ee Uae re ene tae high medicaland Th
a wing one surgical ifi- : |
‘ to health failure De. Baxter 4n 1910. (His latest photograph). : 8 qualit }
i ON a eng 6 Died March Mth, 1918 Beso and a HEH
g eep passion for |
. add the death of Dr. Baxter, one of missionary work which became i
4 the most deeply. convinced and devoted. strengthened and _ intensified by his an
medical missionaries. long residence in China. His seeond |.
| _ May, 1918. : : a |

ai :
q i h
v3 The Missionary Prayer Union
et furlough was overdue, but at the time of who lived up to his high calling and con-
his death he had been serving our Govern- viction.
ss | ment temporarily as medical inspector of Wardhianvse letters teh mer from. China
“a : | the Chinese offering themselves for labour reporting: his first medical experience, his
= service during the War. first word is expressive of gratitude to
: | Dr. Baxter is reported to have died of God for His guidance in this particular
= i typhus, and this seems almost an ironical and most difficult case. Then he goes on
va ie fate. For during all his services on our -—and’ the note then struck ruled all the
5 ae missions on all sanitary questions he was melodies) of his subsequent life: ‘When
Hite ‘the veriest martinet.”. During my ser- one thinks of all the mercies and good-
vice as Secretary, and doubtless also ness received from Him, apart from His
in since then, his relations with the Mission- crowning gift in Christ Jesus, one cannot
Hi 1 ary Committee were always of the plea- but be filled with the desire to be entirely
ei | _ santest character. If at times there was and always at His service. This land is
eg a tendency to question the expenditure he bright and sunny most part of the year,
S: ie advised, it was sure to be on some but the hearts of its dwellers are dark-
ee | hygienic ground. Doubtless the over- ened. Only here and there are signs of
S crowding which the Chinese are so ready the dawn. . . You cannot help liking |
. ae ae to tolerate, added to a poverty that is the Chinese, and wishing them all the |
a | chronic, has led to the epidemic which he blessings God has given us through
5 Wes foresaw and feared. His fear was that in’ Christ Jesus... . Wesawa blind man
. eae ae his exhausted condition, worn out with baptized on Sunday, but we did not feel
; overwork amongst the Chinese crowds, so sorry for him, as for others, who have
ee ta he could hardly have strength to resist nothing in their faces expressing the inner
: i Re the fell disease, and by this disease he light that reveals a new world of eternal
me a has been stricken down. That his'work beauty and joy.”
; eu was highly esteemed by the Government,
mt and that accordingly he was buried with i a military honours, is what might be ex-
me pected, but is poor paliacon to us ee ‘ . :
Re ht had predicted for him further honourable b
Be ‘and fruitful service for twenty years or T e Missionary
lava more. .. Prayer Union.
Boy Me Dr. Baxter was a canny Scot, cautious, , ;
* \ Pa economical, given to argument perhaps A Union of Spirit and Purpose
ES | at times about questions not always of rather than in Organization.
Ee Le supreme importance however interesting,
= hail but straight and open as a man can be, Hymns:
ee and filled with the great’ motive that took “O God, our Help...”
ae him cheerfully so far away from his native ON a aie tay gael ‘ [
py an land. His memory will be long fragrant OM Same tepe he eteE
Ra ey P| not only with the Chinese whom he served “Some murmur when their sky .. 27 |
: I i and loved, but also with all’ the: foreign (Suitable readings from Annual Report —
i residents with whom he came into contact. j,dicated by numerals in brackets.)
Be) : It has always been matter of regret to
he ae me that circumstances were against his May 5th.—West Africa. Rev. A. E.
a | wi becoming’ well known o ee eee Greensmith. (62-5.) Isa. xxxv.
il 4 churches. He was urgently needed in :
me Ws China and went out S once, when he May 12th.—In Memoriam, Dr. A. K. |
eas Te accepted service with the ex-M.N.C. ; and Baxter. (Died, March 14th.) (18, 19.),
Be Xt hell in his one furlough, soon after the Union, and this “M.E.,” pp, 49-53. Isa, xxvi. |
oa and before the Missions were com- May 19th.—Ningpo College. Principal |
bik ( | pletely combined in one management, he H. S. Redfern, M.Sc. (30, 31). Teas a
Bc i had small opportunity of proying his gifts abe .
Set if before the larger Church, which could not May 26th.—Tong Shan Circuit. Rev. |
Beck) ns have failed to recognise in him a man John Hinds. (19-21). Isa. xliii, 1-17.
a ih nee Wares 50
As ae

A i
. K. Baxt it |
M.B Ch B a |
°9 e |
dD. (Edin.).
B nb ce follows hereave ca Hi
sionarie oth eases medical mi - vivid light on th aii
Church si eee mis; ago. the words of ni Bt
ey since the year came i elt by our g nine years NR
s t 5 xt 1 ; cee tr ¢ 1)
hae a Dr. Savin Hacced is difficult Who is my neigh A:
The ye and Dr. Baxter Moet on Peete question § eae ’ is still a |
: Var ound the latt re. th aught that SUsEN ng ago it Ae
in medical work: atter ready to h : ine t anyone in troubl was /
rats have been “an saute ee he ae enemy, had eae ets Cae HE | |
ore victi ugh. i : clai r |
ie of our ereat ee is one loving service. Ghee fe neighbourly i
and ee sae i we think of Mrs oleh Boe teaching we ‘and 00 ae aRtae \ | | |
Peewee o children left alone ; axter nations, professedly C neighbouring |
{ ur ne at Wei- ing ann 1 Ys hristian HY TR P
Father on th : prayer ascend ec ua. ly. hundred aonhec?, spend- iH ! ;
eir beh s to ou weapon ‘ s of millio: nyt
ee Stedeford wns Dr. Packer see such is ae ee destructonk. Whee i Wei
George, Bake cathe Seen by Me a aid sorne dt Ue tee Wie
axter will y Mr. ehalf of i sympath HE
readers wil i : supply wh a nations and thy on = | 10
Bl dead An desire to know Ae our ua Yet these need countnc> fae \ | a
bef iend. We have t aS eed saving, t saving, and we
: fore us wehinhwmaa wo thoughts Europe’s ae oo, from adopti WaT
pressed. y be fittingly ex- pekees Th ethods of ea ing a
t (1) When lo ; selves wi meee like us, consid a MAA Bs
Tyne it cated in New s worth savin S er them- | Way
fri it was my privile weastle-on- God’s thoughts g. Some of us think aE
iend as missionary d ge to have our fi eeaeGn ait and plans run in Be
; i a there the Cees While nations A en and helping He i A |)
y the then Em commission aaa en ell as those of E 2 Wa
peror t n sent realise the king of Euro ah
or Works Pag tee Joy sane fete sion oF Honorees : Way
¢ Tears ) Wick, . , OTE
. Stee 36 ao and he and i stood We If my individual d | HI As
_ whom was a Chinese officials ( ae nation is of any a ry Gia of one Mi I 7
Wea fics : e Emperor’s broth one of it about China ae , I willingly offer | )
i hive of ae wencey ee ne pone numerous eee ten times ~ a | i| | os
to ask to foll y. We had the auda a saving and worth s we, are worth | It iy
i distance, of Sie ste (at a Eee poy ene, OU ee a i |
& allowed ourse), but thi HM “y TA
| tere: - I shall not soon fo S Wasi mot plexiti the face of the growi Wh)
) and st our friend took i rget the deep Bia of social and i We Aces | HA ze
Bou 'b the description he g ie he neidenn/cl oes lems, the workin international Ht
He of the deputation rae of the mem- it ee the Kingdom ef Gale eae a:
' was i ‘ ew PAS ee : ‘ od stz Hie
fetes the canny city of He a of all ean , as well as the ee | : Wy
i (2 e. e North at who profess to ae privilege, i f
i “ When he came h Ge all wish for a cleare wen it. Let | ii i
f ss 909, the visit ome for furlough od and humani r notion of what ae
sio of two oth ; gS u ity need f i 1
] By synchronised other China anes ie get saved from selfi eee us. Let ; | Hii 4) Be
from Heywood and a fis: (Rey. ae as well as Sears and at ity f
i the Wenchow).. We . Plummer, both f orks of righteousness oat make the Ki i
[ 4 se to write a Chote asked each of test themselves as the £ 3 peace mani- a il
py -constituted. Ch greeting to ‘the: in God and His Chri ae of our faith Ba |
Big ficace ctor He R urch, which they our fellow men, alth st, as well as in See i : |)
a . concluding ae time. Here are another clime, and oe a be of a \ \
tticle. Present-day he se Dr. Baxter’s ap alcu ace mit HE
ppenings throw a ee Hi i!
} Missi . e ‘ I) oe
sionary Echo,"’ -July, 1909, Hi) | fH !
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| Dr. Baxter : :
a Boo teh: Mr. GEORGE BAXTER,
at | i (ae | ’ ® ‘
He A Brother’s Tribute. of Edinburgh.
| MA i :
i Na LEXANDER KIDD BAXTER, life was to spend and be spent for the
eae | born fifty years ago, in the busy good of her children ; Christ-like in her —
i i seaport of Leith, was the fifth son every act, she unconsciously gave her
a ae I of a family of nine—seven sons and two children the bias to the noblest things im |
HT daughters—the third and fourth sons _ life.
We Mee st dying in childhood. The first-born, David, early showed
| iN His father was a blacksmith greatly signs of uncommon mental powers, and —
\ pa || | aap 1 4 ti sys s 5 i - . '
a respected for his uprightness of character, entering the teaching profession took his
ea i and for a number of years held the office M.A. degree, and to-day is principal lec- |
‘ He aR F i . . . . . =~ . an
: i of an elder in North Leith United Free turer in English at the Edinburgh Pro-
ie Church ; while the mother was truly one vincial College for the Training of
se ih ail of those noble women whose sole aim in Teachers.
“a eu
os { | a ‘ SS ETT a iene, |
‘ eee | PoRSORR AERRa ence ete te eecien SU ava a reer ne nce
. | ca ee ee
Co eae pee ae BS OST SY Se ce eae
> ah { ete
ta | ee! ne oa) ae ee
As ee | RoR Oren i they eee Mia BBN ere Sp cee An ee ee aa
| tl ee
nel ih sant Pe ee a SS RRS Re ey UO Ve ac :
Aah Fea BANU er pie eae immense Ceo aR aca aban es roiuve suet (Ss
me eo 8 es get Ee ae ae |
= rane Rio so ees eR es ene SR ee MMe” aE OD Vet anes Ona y ony ta aan aeRO
| Hae ; cd haven Ren eat hGH iy ieen eae og Lea Rian esc ea MA ey Sas deli eve aye et nt Us V8 ae: 5 |
Ba ' aie : pee ee CE ie lle MEO nic ot eae eae |
| ih fe" Pais pees sae poo A ae pT A i Aaah anne a |
ac | a: te ele 2 Pie, BS ag Pe sg ape A
me: HRM, | ee a. ape a ee le a
sich INE Seay os pet ae a ee aera rN Cagis ee. “Me Oe ace nape Fae
| Pall ee ek. See ER te, eS UES: ouay
et AR eee | r Li 3 Mga eae : Or es aah Sey Recap eee, Hv AS
ai ' ei ae ee ON eRe pat oR eae
i Hae SP Sa ase CARS eae rads ren Rein aT
mt Ae i Beiter ha OO, RR pe ae. AN PS ees
mee en ; One iene. B BO icc << as
Fae a pes Cait See eS Ni Sa Re aN Lbaas © |
oe of SOOO eae Pe ee |
Gee Ree ee Sinaia 5 aie Pe sie ae emer ot
ee seem | os cee Me i a |
Sa A Raat i iA eran. eee We. i Oe de) Bae
ae | ae ee A ee Pee |
Beets Woe Oe saintie. 9 ie eee a
ae es a a ee ee ale ae j f ee |
Pot WES be Se i a |
eas eae nik tie Phere Res ve rdied Rate es a ee
aa t Weal 1 ree Ren P ae : 5 es |
eves Wen “4 eases «pis aro ecm ; ‘i
ae ea iS ace eabose | Rae eaters aligea ee ot ee
Ba eke it Se. fete aeune es CP Raat ane @ ! ci
ee: ap Beh) a ; a Be . a. da i j . e : Z |
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per ee ee ra |
Raed UR i |
y. yer {Bea * ,
os i ue Dr, A. K, Baxter when he joined ‘ |
Ree AS eae. } the North Chima Mission, |
Ree ies.
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Dr. Baxter |
Alexander, no doubt, felt the influence ist Mission (New Connexion) desired a I
of his eldest brother, and after an doctor to open a hospital at Yung Ping HE
ordinary Board School education decided Fu and volunteered to do service for i
to be a chemist in Leith, and, submitting them. i}
to the drudgery of long hours, hard Of his fifteen years’ medical work in |
study, with little recreation, qualified as. China others better qualified will speak. | : ioe
a chemist and for some years laboured Shortly before going abroad he married \ | i
as an assistant. Nurse Fraser, a native of Aberdeen, i |
During that period he read widely in whom he met in Edinburgh, and who i]
his, spare: time such social. writers as _ all these years has been his constant and i i
Carlyle, Ruskin, Tolstoy. Socialism, in- devoted helpmate. Our deep sympatliy a i
deed, early claimed his attention, and the goes out to her and their two children in nT
writer can remember him about the age their loneliness, and we trust that at no i
of twenty-two advocating single-handed distant date it may be possible for them Hi
in the Church Literary Association the to have a safe voyage home. | |
principles of Bellamy in his ‘Looking, This terrible War has altered the i a
| Backward” heedless of the laughter of course of many a life, but not the purpose ye
his audience. of God, and Dr. Baxter when he offered i :
The Church of his parents was the to do service anywhere for his country in | :
Free Church, now the United Free her time of sore need never thought of \ iI ‘
Church of Scotland ; and ‘he early took an is own comfort but simply how best to i
active part in the Sabbath School as a serve mankind in the great fight for ee |
teacher, and in the Sabbath morning Freedom. ~ |
| Fellowship Association, of which he be- The responsible work of medical officer t
came president, and in 1910 an honorary at the Coolie Labour Depot at Wei-hai- li vi
, member. wei by the War Office a year ago gave wat
As already stated, Dr. Baxter leaned to ee oe OPpOreun iby tO aaert the, Aes i ie
social work, and it became his joy to give by examining and sending off many thou- a | | se
part of his time on a Sunday to work sands of fit Chinese for work in France We
amongst a wild gang of lads whose chief and elsewhere. Some time ago he spoke 1 le
| pleasure on that day was “pitch and of the Depot having sent off its fiftieth Hh |
toee? thousand. But the work was most exact- I \ ay
A tigi ing, and he overtaxed his strength, fall- | | ae
It was no surpris¢ to his friends when ing’ a victim ‘to a malady which has car- |
| at the age of-twenty-nine he joined the ,:04 away not a few doctors in China ai:
| Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society as Te edhe Gribenia Cease ido ee i | | ae
their dispenser in Cowgate—a slum of the io se ae as ae a e ih gee | i
city—earning £40 per annum, at the same ane Gan me 1 u aa R 2 aie He
_ ~ time offering to qualify as a doctor,with .°: °°? IRE ORE ae eles Ted LCe cca Hi 5
; ; . a number of the latest books on medical Haid
a view to work in the foreign field. . a
: 3 t science were despatched, and they would Wa
: Having had only an elementary train- probably arrive shortly after his death. HIE Lh
: ‘ing this meant hard study, but with his [In a recent letter he spoke of having read : ! Hl)
| usual determination and diligence he suc- “God, the Invisible King,” by H. G. | |
| ceeded. The professional examinations Wells, and asked that his other book, 1
| were passed with first class honours and “Mr. Britling sees it through,” and : | i
he obtained a class medal in chemistry. “Raymond,” by Sir Oliver Lodge, might I
Now equipped for the foreign field, Dr. be sent to him. These were procured, but ay
Baxter might have gone out as a medical the news of his sudden death has pre- 1) ee
missionary under the United Free Church vented their despatch. H
: of Scotland, but seeing no suitable open- “Now the labourer’s task is o’er.” “He S| |
) ing for his work at the time he cast his has fought a good fight: he has kept the . | Wy
. eyes southward and saw that the Method- faith: he has finished his course.” i 4
| it
| a
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i 53 ; # i ti rend
. a Kh €

| eae,
ees 1
ay 1 i i
aT Through the , By the |
Wee 9 °
ro reta ield-Slasse Rev. C. STEDEPORD. °*
Ss ie The Death of In my notes last month I for which he is so well qualified. In the
3 Dr. Baxter. was lamenting the death meantime the Committee prays that
ss P| : of Dr. Savin and now we ea blessing may attend him and his
: \ have. to mourn the loss of Dr. Baxter. Cee z
: ei ahouch ‘ly 2.000 a { This resolution brought warm thanks
S ie ea Bee DCA Veneers apart 102 and appreciation in reply from Dr.
Pe i China they fell victims to the same Baxter. His engagement with the War
ae disease, viz., typhus. I will not attempt Office expired last August, but he was
tae to measure in words how much our mis- ;equested to continue until the recruit-
Hit sions have lost through these sad events. nent of Chinese labour ceased. He felt
1; ike { ° + S .
| It may be said of both these noble work- the ore: at 4 :
i. srg that no thought of ease or hardship Ne ee a AR Hele Romeo
ee Crsctidu st 8 as ¢ Pi) kind of presentiment in the following
Fi | privation or reward, ever caused them to) words I quote from his letter 2: “It. is
RS 1 swerve ee the strict Pau of duty. | work, like most war work, at high pres-
2: HY (ah eee is he 7
- Dr. Baxter went to North China in sure, and I shall be very pleased when |,
: 1 1903. His medical skill won admiration 4 js finished. if I can stand it as long.”
a | from Ne eae But he is camp sometimes contained 5,000 —
i fie Was. mot a) 'Coctor only. “ne was. a true coolies, and he dreaded the possibility of
5 ame Way missionary and cherished lofty idéals of an epidemic, and the thing he dreaded
s the missionary vocation. . Whenever may have caused his death
; 1 a there was any service required which he All hearts will go out in sympathy
Ha od ‘ z i 2 . g 3 a
a a could render, additional to his profes-, with Mrs. Baxter and her family. They
S bil sional duty, he was always willing and are still at Wei-hai-wei awaiting the op-
Hi pleased to supply the need. The follow- portunity of obtaining passports to re- |
oe : ing resolution ‘which was passed by the turn to this country
i eile : it a year ago inci as
ra ee ee ee tele es corre (Chapeen aa
mo atione Stee g te Chapman’s rived at Wenchow on |
aT : nee due, will indicate the esteem he Welcome to January lth after a |
i ae ON: : Wenchow. memorable journey. In
ee al “That at the conclusion of Dr. Baxter’s crossing the Atlantic he
x i a second term of service as medical mis- experienced more than one alarm on ac-
Ss |, sionary in North China this Committee count of submarines, and in America and
by ae desires to express the highest apprecia- | Japan he suffered vexatious delays. But —
* a tion of his valuable services. His readi- by the time he reached Wenchow his
; ou ness at all times to render service to, the vexation was turned into thanksgiving, —
= a mission extra tothat _ abs a
a ee required ina medical oh J Eien:
: 1k capacity has revealed | SN eee ae 0)
<= = ean As) eS aia ie aa: ee (oi Rs eee
ey the true missionary jiijeeeeee pwr, i ) Sap ap Bcioy tke f
ie A ee Mi spirit andconsiderably ih ete ge). ne - eee ee
K pa { . CR aa EE geek. nati ic! bare Bees YT CRON aaa tt f
1 | owe, Wake og ~ Oe s Le ie a ea ge
5 | i ofall hiswork. While [3° Wee “Sein, © i A Cae Ea
7 | the Committee cord. [i 2 a Atriee 5 ae
2 | || ally assents to his [a | 0/ ca)iees ey ee
Ae i 4 fe ‘ egemeey NSN ee ie eae Ramee 8 FD i payee f
a , | rendering the special Jie 4 as Sea | Pee Cy ye Te co ie
ers | Hl national service inci- ar ee Ree % ee ee i Ee
eat | fe dent to the war, itis (7% ee 2 ae 4 tn ke base |
| with the earnest hove | ARP i a i
Pek hel and expectation that | -/200Qiges@ [lw 9 = m7 he Fs Gs, Oe |
ee - atthe termination of Pimp c=" Mere ete 7) i De ena
oe eam such service he will [5 =; 70M. ec Mg Ce i
a ‘i take his furlough and 4 Ba ee v |
PY) 1, indue course resume MO ee ee |
eS i ies, his missionary work De. Baxter seeing out-patients at Lao-ling dispensary. ;
Z ee | | 54
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mS wit jj i t
AL aes ‘ia is v \ j ‘ a
Sere, ‘ aE - " : es Ay i - f eA faves i : ie f i A ¢

Through the Secretary’s Field-glasses |

, for these delays probably saved his life. upon the movements of missionaries. In | |
If he had arrived in. Shanghai;a day journeying around his wide circuit, Mr. Wi.
earlier he would have been a passenger Evans was stopped by the mandarin at iW
on the Wenchow steamer which was Hsun Tien and not allowed to proceed He
wrecked on its accustomed voyage. Over further on account of the robbers. Mr. |
one hundred lives were lost and only one Evans says the terror of the thieves is i l
of the foreign staff was saved. We praise over the whole of the Kopu district and ‘ Ay ea
God for the gracious Providence which makes it most difficult to carry on the Ht
conducted our brother safely to his work which has begun among those
destination amid so many perils, known people. Our missionaries in that district
and unknown. The College students deserve our sympathy and prayers,
with their fife-and-drum band augmented Method and In the Ecuo last month Hi
with cymbals and bugles awaited him on Missionary the Editor gave instances a
the pontoon. The captain was aston- Money. of increase in missionary
ished to discover that his modest pas- ceiving due to improved Wall
senger was a person of such importance method. I could multiply instances of i wt

s as to receive this ovation. Well may the same kind. But behind the method ie
the students welcome their Principal. must be the man. It has often astonished Bh ee
Little do they realize how much they owe me to find what results are gained in the Be
to the man who is willing to make Wen- same church when there is a minister or’ TA:
chow his home for their sake, and little layman ready to organise for missionary ve ee

_ do they know the price he pays in income. The remarkable thing is that al
leaving his loved ones and taking such when missionary income advances the in- Hil] |
a journey at such a time as this. come for, other church purposes usually cy | :
The Principal was pleased to find that advances likewise. In our church at ‘ etl ie
the number of students had been main- Elworth, in the Winsford and Sandbach HI iy
tained and: that the Chinese teacher in Circuit, a few years ago the missionary Hy | 2
charge had done splendidly. secretary, Mr. J. A. Palmer, resolved to Sa:
Disquiet in The state of active hos- improve the missionary methods. He Hi | ct
Yunnan. tility which has existed made it his aim to get a missionary ‘Dox We | a
: now for a long time be- into every home. Eight boxes in 1915 mn} Hy Kae
tween the two provinces, Yunnan ‘and ‘became 16 in. 1916 and 34 in 1917. More Ne :
Szechuan, has caused great social dis-. life was put into other forms of mission- tl Hi Hy oa
order throughout a wide district. The ary activity and the effect on income was ee Al} Hi ea
constant passing of soldiers and:the cir- that £16 8s. in 1915 grew to £23 13s.10d. an [ i
- culation of wild rumours keep the people in 1916 and to £36 13s. 2d. last year. — Hl Wi es
in a state of alarm. In China it is avery In addition to this, a special appeal was oa | ne
short step between soldiering ahd out- made last year for £30 to train a Miao | Hy ee
lawry, consequently many of the soldiers for medical work and the money was |. He \ “
become bands of robbers and terrorise vaised in six days. In face of the serious mt th
the district. The hills of North-Eastern ise in exchange, which will nearly double I Heinle
Yunnan, where much of our work is car-. the cost of our work in China, I would CH |
ried on, afford a fine-field where these appeal for some man, or woman, in every. ; i} th
bands can perpetrate their depredations one of our churches to wed enthusiasm Hi Ht! se)
and find refuge among the hills. Mr. with method and secure similar results. We.

; Evans reports that our preachers have (See Query Box.) i me |
been seriously hampered in their work Tientsin Flood’ | have much pleasure in i hi
by this state of things. It has not been Relief. acknowledging the follow- hil |
safe for them to travel aloné,| and when ing contributions : HH
they got to a place for a service, the Mrs. Sellin, Bristol, 2s.; Friends of a

| people were afraid to congregate lest Bishopston Church, Bristol, per Rev. Mi i 4 if Be
their homes should be robbed in their G. H. Kennedy, £4; “L. G.,” 10s. ; ' He ij
absence. Robber bands a hundred ‘Red Cross,” 5s. ; Miss Lily Cox, 5s.; - i |
strong range over the country and the A Friend, per Rev. A. Rathmell, 10s. ; hi i i

villagers have no power to resist them. Miss B. Schofield, 5s. ; Mr. T. Johnson, | ii ,
This has not only hampered the Chinese Hanley, 10s. 6d. ; ““M. J.,” 10s. We hear- i EM

preachers, it has imposed restrictions tily thank these friends for their gifts. mi (|

o 35 ee a

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Le ; : ah He

alg | |
i i i i}
os a Dr. Savin. | A May Song :
f a 66 e e 99
Ag Emiégravit. aro
iil Rev. Lewis Savin, M.R.C.S., L.R.C P. {ee =
oe Regard, Great Lord, how this their eee
pees | : a, Se »
aS Lia doctor, friend, pa. aed = Poe)
: ta Evangelist, and brother’s love was a. oe rn ae
% toe spent— Lge Bi: oa ae oe
S ia Venturing death—that Love with life i a. SO
re i i : should blend. — Nae ee
1a Me
Hae Loved by the soul of Christ, he loved ee i cy
We | and went eS ae Ma alee ae]
bi Eastward to dark Cathay to work that Kees & eed
Â¥ ha will Ree ay
es ' i Which his brave spirit filled to large enue VS
i Dae 4 extent —
3 wy In gracious deed and word—through The late Dr. Lewis Savin.
zB | good and ill—
s Be) Striving ’gainst cumbrous night with
zy patient skill. A May Song for
eB | eae Saviour, the soul that fought with night BENS e :
a and death, Missionaries.
me a All truth and life to learn at Thy :
Yi : dear feet ‘One who had ploughed in vain a far-off field,
Ss \ a Vanquished! Restored and healed by Back on brief furlough, mourned his lot. ;
p it i that sweet breath 3 “Nor bud nor flower,” he sighed, “my saplings
ee Infused from Thee by him slow yield,”
i pu sce: Peat “The Ma -bloom laughed response: “Wh
ao ie New quickened from despair—with BeBe . P e Maes
Pao ge glowing heat.
A ees tis hard to spare him at this «Qn ground so bareno hint,no hope of spring,
eh aac omy No hope, no hint of life I see.
ae Reft as they stand of helpers to sus- x : : Gees
\ a th My trees,’’ he said, “are late in blossoming.
Bayi i : Command, O Lord! yea, speak with all The May-trees smiled: “And were not we?”
xe | ; Thy power ! ie sod ici
: 4 Ht Shall souls in anguish grope, and I shelter when the wind is in the North,
=; i} grope in vain? I water when the South would parch;
“@ E | | Life hath great problems, light we can- And still no branch, no twig a leaf Bate pore
a Rl abr eee The May-leaves breathed, “Did ours in
a ey ’ ”
= | I / Rend we the cloud, can we the cloud MeteRe .
Deg ie dispel ? a
all Christ in His mighty wisdom holds the Cane. hope that boughs so barren found
: i ‘| key: Spring’s guerdon yet, even yet, shall earn ?
- ; ie t * Pray we His grace Who doeth all Where deathyabounds shall life much more
Poy things well. : abound ?
oe i / : 3 G. E. Lawes. | \The May-boughs murmured, “Look, and
a8 a Rolvenden, learn!”
A i k Ashford. :
pet i 25 The soul had found its rest, had owned its
en hed 3 Friend,
ae 3 4 The biographical sketch of the. fate on - ae me ee. pels Tae at’ |
Beit Dr. Savin, promised for this month, is SO eh a ane eee a See ae
ecen erowded out because of the death of Dr. The May-flower said, “ The end is sure.
er | Baxter.—Ep. S. GERTRUDE FORD.
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Da-tsze: An Appeal |
e e .@ : HD
from Ninégpo District. ,
U-TSZE is a market town with and rest awhile. The old man was a HN
I.) about 3,000 inhabitants, situated devout Buddhist, and after listening for A
at the north-east corner of the a long while to the preacher’s talk about Wi
Hsiang-shan peninsula. The town lies Jesus, was persuaded to kneel down for Hitt | ;
at the foot of the mountains which con- prayer before he went on his way. This. Nv a
- stitute the easternmost spurs of the old man became the messenger of glad Ht
Himalayan backbone of Asia. The moun- tidings to his friends and. neighbours. Ha
tains, we have reason to believe, are rich One by one they came, and a group of Wi
in minerals; but these are unexplored, enquiring souls was gathered in that |
and the people obtain the bare necessaries. room. Antagonistic influence from with- a
of physical life from the surface soil. out led the owner to refuse the rental.
Potatoes and rice—more of the former Another place had to be sought. It was Wy HT)
than the latter—are their staple food. — difficult to rent any place, for the people PT
A vigorous and growing church exists in general ‘were still unfriendly. Thus a He
in the town, meeting in a Chinese dwell- the little group of enquirers moved hither HH
ing-house, which is so ancient that it is and thither, until at length an opium nA A
literally crumbling to pieces. A site for smoker, hard pressed for money, con- me A
a new and permanent church has been sented to mortgage his house for the AE:
secured in a commanding position on the equivalent of about £20, for a period. of a:
brow of a hill overlooking the town. ten years. The people contributed, the > Wet)
When erected it will be the most con- Mission helped, and the ‘house was nN)
spicuous building in the town, and will ‘secured. It is there that the church has We
attract notice from all sides of approach. ‘been born. . Partition walls had to be Wa
Towards the new building the people will taken down to accommodate the grow- i 1) eae
give freely what they have—labour, but ing numbers, and the regular congrega- a:
there is little monéy among them, and_ tion has crowded the house for several ne Pa
they require help to the extent of at least years past. | The aged man who had been a | He
£150. the real leader—though so modest and ve |
A history of this little church would retiring that he never appeared in the Mit | |
throw many sidelights on the difficulties forefront—has passed away, as have also a
and encouragements which the mission- most. of the. first group of his contem- Bali ) e
ary in China experiences. poraries, but others have followed in His Buea F
It is about twelve years since we were faith, and the growth has never flagged. WN |e
invited there by two or three men who Since the new site was acquired, hun- et
appeared to be.of influence in the town dreds of days of labour have been freely il Wit
and earnestly desiring to embrace Chris-. put in by the members in levelling out we i fe)
tianity. A preaching-room was opened the brow of the hill. It is of rock, and a g
and an evangelist sent. But it soon be- the work of levelling has been arduous ; : i Waa:
came evident that we had followed the but now that is completed. A fine Ra
lead of unscrupulous: men who had con-. square, of ample dimensions, with rock Bali I
| ceived that the Church would answer bottom, is now ready for the new sanc- "a
E their private ends. Disappointed, they tuary. Much more labour will be freely | Wii! ae
| quickly withdrew and took up an an- given, and money also, but, as_ stated Wi ait
| tagonistic attitude. Our evangelist was above, at least £150 is required that the — | WU i}
| left with an empty preaching-room new building may be substantial and Hh ih
| and, what was worse, a bad reputation worthy. ' AW i
: for his cause ; for the character of those We cannot wait. The ten years of a |
who had introduced him was but too well mortgage upon the old house have . — | Hall
: _ known to the people. Some men would already expired. The new church must BCL E
. have withdrawn and come back saying. be built in 1918. It will be simple 4 Il |
[ that the prospect was hopeless. But this in architecture, but distinctive and en- Wei
| _- man prayed alone in his preaching-room. during—a_ sanctuary, like the Church : i Wee
Then going out on to the street he met itself, founded upon a rock. ~ at a
an aged man who appeared to be weary. G. W. SHEPPARD, |
He invited the stranger to come inside ; H. S. REDFERN. i hi i
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RS ii By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
1. NS another great loss has befallen more than here, a profession of religion
aa our China Mission. This time it often means’ discomfort, self-denial and
e i is our Mission in North China | sacrifice, but allis cheerfully met by many
a that has suffered. Only a few weeks ago of the native Christians, thus evidencing
#5 : j we were surprised and saddened by the how real and deep is the change that has
eG Vl news of Dr. Savin’s death ; and now Dr. — taken place in their hearts and lives.
° a Baxter is gone. Tidings of his decease : :
| came quite’ unexpectedly and in his pass- Miss Turner’s Letter. j
= ak ing a great bereavement has overtaken Your letter came a few days ago and
hee his many personal friends and the work ‘made me think more than ever of, my
ee he loved so well ahd to which he gave shortcomings, for you ought to have had
a himself heart and soul. His furlough another from me long ere this. The days
ae was due a year ago, but instead of taking fly so fast and there is always so much
e sy it he offered himself to the Chinese going on that letters are difficult to
a [al f authorities and was appointed Govern- squeeze in. Many thanks for your kind
> a ment Medical Officer at Wei-hai-wei. It reply to my last. I am glad you did not
2 1d was there he died of typhus—to which think all those little occurrences hum- |
ee Dr. Savin also succumbed, Mrs. Baxter drum! They happen so often that one |
a and children are at Wei-hai-wei and will forgets that such things do not come into
ma probably have to stay there till the war the daily life at home, although, at
a is over. Our deepest sympathy goes out present, much more stirring events are
me aa to them, and many earnest prayers will constantly taking place.
Ba elie go up to our Loving Heavenly Father We had to postpone the opening of
a a that He will sustain and comfort them school later than usual this term, and
Bes. hae under this heavy trial. even then many of the girls were a month
mo A Dr. Baxter was a stranger to many of late, owing to the terrible floods in all
BS halt us, but he was well known and highly directions: even now six have not come
= oH esteemed in the late M.N.C. Churches. in; but we have a very big school, all the
Ee Hall ; His qualifications were high and his devo- same; and the day-girls are also attend-
: He tion great. He was buried with military ing well. Two fresh boarders are sisters
- i honours and his Lord and Master hassaid of Mr. Pien Hsi Chang, the young
Bee aa d to him, “Well done, thou good and faith-. preacher who recently died in Tientsin :
ms ful servant!” they are nice girls and old enough to |
= Ea Only four medical missionaries are now know the value of work. Three wee
i ‘| left upon our whole vast field of China. girls have come from the Tong Shan Cir-
Bi) ) i _ and the need is a call for earnest prayer before the great floods. The girls made |
| | that the Lord of the harvest will send a collection amongst themselves for the
ch ee forth labourers into His harvest. Tientsin flood refugees who are so much
- | The following letter, sent by Miss worse off than themselves—$6.54, which
ny wey Turner to Mrs. Brook, is about the work represents a good many hair-strings and
me on our North China Mission, with which little things loved by school-girls all over
is te et Dr. Baxter’s name will ever be associa- the world—for although much of the |
Beal | ; bs ted. It is a most interesting letter and land near us has been under water, all
Re ee shows that a great and good work is reaped the wheat harvest and the waters
el te ay being done among the women and girls, subsided again in time for them to sow
eS ees on this part of our Mission field. There, next year’s crop before the frost set in.
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The big harvest was a failure as regards of our noble Women’s Auxiliary. May the |
kaoliang and millet, most of the beans New Year bring more and happier oppor- Hh
were spoiled, but the maize, though poor, tunities of service to each one. ae
: did ripen and is the staple food this With kindest regards and every good Hy
winter. ; wish. RT
This is the third day of the annual fair : Yours affectionately, Hi |
yesterday and the day before we had ANNIE J. TURNER. We:
crowds of attentive hearers in the chapel HA
(set apart for women during the fair), Owing to war conditions the Annual |
| when four of our girls in turn with the Council Meetings were not held last year, a
preachers and our Bible-women spoke, but it is felt that they cannot be given ! i}
} and the rest of the girls sang at intervals; up again this year, so they are to.take — th
Li but to-day is almost like an English win- place in Sheffield on the 14th and 15th of WH)
ter day: rain, sleet, and then snow—I this month. . i i
only remember one such since I came to In view of rationing reductions it. is | Wel
China—so there is no fair, and only those certainly most kind of our Sheffield =| ! te
: who have eat Pests business ven- friends to entertain the Council; but the : HE | fe
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ture out of doors. he ew era i 0H ee
: girl, Chang En Jung,who |”) RS : Maer | ; THUATL :
went to Te Chou for | DE ae ae | ! Hi || ee
training as a nurse, had | a ESE ON eee | nt th
to return home on account PT PU ne oe a
of the floods there: the Se@iteme. . Spa oe |
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hospital was surrounded (ee) mc Ni : ae | MEH)
by water 10 feet or more (iat ade 2 te 3S i) |
: ; . aa i oe ” oa . Saeesees Vo gl SS et ane ] q i
deep; her brother went. 7°) 3aseee irr A 3 MeN fee Ra Bes x i a,
forher,leavinghisdonkey | jiiiemey ee oo ae ye ee Sil
and travelling for miles i ae 5 F Ge oe pe | et
| across the floods : in a ie ue eu eo aa gig ee Sn iat . ee: is ae al Ht | ae
small boat and bringing © (qm a . ete 3) Sipe ae yh fo l 1 |
: her backinthesame way. | “ts aaeee | mane: AM po eS ae | a
‘The donkey’s strength | (i [50 eee Ya Mikel ee oa i 11)
gaveoutandacarthadto © ieee Sate) Sues ae oe eae | ili \ ae
: be hired and, afteralong | 3% A ae Be ae Oe ON a a i |
: roundabout journey they | eae id 3) ee ek oy coe om | ee) ee
. arrived home. The two | â„¢ aed em 3 BE DP Ee ie Bit
training’in Tientsin wrote | ™ cea BS ae Se 5 | i
. asking whether we could | ~ Ee Gare cpm cu MihTie OTE so aE Sy oa } | iH rh 4
. take theminhereaswork | 29s i ee es ail })
was at a standstill and | ye a ae —— —§ af, aes
, a: seas pa (i BR sch ata ei eli)
food very dear, while only _ = aN ae ae 2 oa f HH) i
B flood water was available: 3 jie). Mg Ga — [og os ae
I sent them word to comie Siig: —a ew Fae ME
: if someone could escort ::iMaes -_ so SUE ere eae pe i
. them, but we afterwards [@ijaw \\= gp ey He eae Hat
: found that to be imprac- jie me I NS ae oe ah] Hi
ticable as we were cut off (Rese) qe Se” tie bee eS es : | Ah
t from Tientsin by three £ Bart! (Micha, be a Se os eee : Hi i )
f s SOR etsy ios A mes os Bip ae We .
& broad expanses of water: ) [gigs ee ae i r eS oko q | He i
gradually improving. (Sa anno.) ee seo Ne aa MT!
This duet ean my i aad aos, VE PS Re ee ee Ii } if
} ; hearty greetings for the Upper: Bere: a a eet eee in training from Wu Ting. ‘ Hl : ii
f : rs, Ll! our Chu-Chia Bible- Baa He a
i New Year, 1918, which Mrs. Ma, the mother ae Sie enone uremekers : Sealed | HG 1
} will surely be the herald Mrs. Chu, just entered for training. ‘i | i | a
of peace to every m is Lower: One of the teachers.and seven pupils starting for ‘oliday. | i HH oi
\ y member [Miss Tormer.. vege Hi) Ae BY
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; 1 a proceedings will not be lengthened be- The second part of “The advocacy of
Hees yond what is necessary, and the attend- Missions at the Home Base,” sets one
os 1 i ance will not be large. However, im- thinking mightily, as it deals with
1H jportant business has to be transacted, ‘‘Weak Points in Missionary addresses.”
mo ea ‘such as the election of Officers, etc., and A good and valuable’ number. The |
x Piet much wisdom will be required in order above is but a glimpse.
SI a that the right persons may be appointed
& I il and that thereby the best interests of our of
: | W.M.A. may be served. Will all our ; :
Ss ii members assist us with their prayers? 4 s
BS ae Prayer is a power which can do what ae uae Ss
He nothing’else can, and this power is in r xX
aa the hands of the humblest and most ue ¥ © a ; : F
i i obscure among us to exercise at all M.J.—The Silver Incidence in China.
: . times. A report of the Council Meetings —The change in the value of silver affects
a will be forthcoming in good time. our missionaries in a way that was fully
e : We At explained by Mr. Stedeford in November
iS \ 2 rad (p. 144). Lest you did not see that num-
~ ia | The International Ber I will give the main lines. The rate |
5 a L : eons ‘ of exchange is abnormal because of the |
eS | Review of Missions. war. This has often happened before, —
ES Cnc ERY clear and incisive is the paper and our brethren have suffered much in>
a 4 on ‘The Christian and Hindu past years. There is always something |
ah conceptions of sin,” by the Rev. happening in that country. :
Be John McKenzie. Quite obvious when so _, British money has to be changed into '
i forcefully stated is the contention by silver currency through the Chinese |
+ a the Rev. Roland Allen that in the banks. In 1915 the Chinese tael cost
oe Acts of the Apostles ‘the Spirit is known only 2s. 4d., now it is 4s. 4d., and has
Ga by the acts which He inspires—He is been 4s. 103d. Yet the tael has only the |
a i revealed as a missionary Spirit, His same purchasing power as before. I.e.,
mo nature is missionary, His work is mis- a Sovereign now is not worth more than
me ha sionary.” We will quote this home- 10s. 9d. was in 1915. Sympathy willbe |
eS Hl thrust. evoked when we remember our own |
a \ tan “We often complain that Christian people -dilemma wath moneyrab the cee one
me \i | at home have little zeal for the spread of the ‘It, is the same fact, approached im a |
an Gospel. How can it be otherwise when our _ Slightly different way.
me people are taught that the Holy Spirit is ————
Ee ti given (when they recognise Him in their own We are compelled to forecast the dis-
e ii souls) almost entirely as the Sanctifier, the continuance of this column. We said at |
~ j 4 Truth-revealer, the Strengthener, and in the the outset it might only be continued for |
SS Wied Church as Organizer and Director of Coun- -. 7 th We “fnd dent i
; 1% { Seles whilsisthey sare not. taught in anything 8. PONDS. 47. WG. And. ;, COrresponcente aa
a like the same degree that He is the Spirit of | Necessarily require replies far sooner than
a hae ; Redeeming Love, active in them towards cam be done with a monthly. In each |
ei | others, moving every individual to whom He case, so far, the reply has been sent by |
= 1 i | comes, and the Church in which He dwells, post, and repeated here for general in- f
| { o desire and ie labour for the bringing of formation. Moreover, the queries have |
tf call men SSL ere to oe in Jesus Curse) not been numerous, and that is another
FS 1s Dr. Nicol Macnicol gives a refreshing reason. It will continue till June.
a study of “Saint”? Francis Xavier, as he —_——- '
OSes is boldly called. He was “like a whirl- If an immediate reply be desired, a post |
ae wind of love” ; “the hope of being per- card or envelope must be enclosed, addressed
gel 3 ee mitted to save men brought to him a _ and stamped. Usually the reply will appear i
fees thet ‘grand contentment.” five weeks after the query has been received : i
= a ~~ Graphic, too, is the fifth chapter of 8 those received up ie the 25th of a i
pt i i. “Realities of Missionary | Life ”——which sou will be answered the month but one
Â¥ <4 i . . F
Bee wae ae? Sure owl Mecome a) book). Some day. Queries te be sent to The Editor, 19 Har-
sie} d He itp * Oxford Press, London. 2s. 6d. 8s: (post free) per‘annum, tington Road, Bolton. f
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_ Demonstration: pe Ree
. An Impression. é 1)
FTER a wet Missionary Sunday social implications of the Gospel, of ~~ i HTT | ‘
A came a glorious Monday. Along the reality of the’ doctrine ‘of the Wall
sun-flooded streets we passedsto resurrection. In happy and strong aa }
' . the City Temple. . The afternoon meet+ phrases we were given a recital of some 5 ii | ;
ing was assigned to the claims of Home of the convictions that had been matured WM l
Missions, under the chairmanship of Mr. in at least one chaplain’s soul. a Hi | |
Geo. Kenning. His. clear, sane appeal Rey. Arthur Hancock made a powerful ABT li
for faith in God-power was a tonic to. appeal for the individual method of evan- Ati | A
I {many who have heard quite enough about — gelistic effort. The little child, the sol- ae 3
| Man-power. The godly laymen in our dier, the wayfarer.on life’s road were i i ie
| churches are a glorious gift of God. open to the personal: note, and Billy . Bill} Me
The Home Mission Secretary’s report Bray’s example was felt to ‘be both per- Mii | au
_' told of increasing difficulties in Church tinent and powerful. One by one shall 8 / He i oe
| work, but also of continued loyalty and men pass through the Gates of Love. y Wi ‘i
increasing generosity. The work of the The singing of Miss Ethel Snape : i Hi 4 ae
F deaconesses has proved of exceptional added to the joy of a splendid meeting. : Weal a
. value in these days of smaller ministerial The Foreign Missionary Meeting was oe i] i.
staffs, and the ministers in khaki have’ largely attended. |The element of war- eee We:
t given a quality of service equal to any- sorrow entered into the gathering. Two of ii i =
thing » found , \ of the speak- a iit) iit aS
f in the na- a se ers were ab- ae i
[tions his. i ia Pe sent, Rev. TE a
| tory. Cs ae pee Ae PNG pe aie eae Bx ct] Oya a i
Rev. Joseph a ee mond had | MN
p Wallet ee teen recalled ee
\ much to say ek ice ea G ees Dol eh i 1 that his e)- Ne it | HY :
| of ‘the dis- (i bs | RAR Ne. sie dest son had.) INE) j
| coveries that ee eee toa ae, ee Fallen an. Wate ti i |)
| he had made jy Waar ee "> eee tle ; the Rev. 3 oO
| : 3 Lie, Lack aa aco : es ; ORE §
per. during: h’i's ae ees oe ews. # W.H. Hud- (a i ae
War = experi- ee Lier ee Ne eS speth was un- ft ii HiT
) ence — the an Oceanis or ee able to leave -f ean |
| discovery of iad) = aes iiieiaes a es ey his work with | i | 4 i :
the glory of BN, Setar Me tt ve : | the Chinese ae WHE i
the doctriie ae : : ' coolies on the ee il il
f of con Ver George Kenning, Eaq., J. H. Beckly, Esq., Western bat- ae H ! i f
} sion, of the | Chairman Afternoon. Chairman Evening. tle-field, ~ i Hi Wa :
Jung, 1918, ‘ a Hit i a
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ce | The Secretary’s address was magnifi- and captured many imaginations and
1d cent in matter and passion of delivery. wills. His assertion that missionary ©
: I A splendid survey of work in China and work was the highest church expression
3 ha \ Africa was presented ; and in spite of the — of altruism was warmly endorsed.
55 | sad news of the deaths of Dr. Savin and Rev. R. T.. Worthington—who took
ss i Dr. Baxter, the breath of Divine hope the place of Mr. Dymond—gave a graphic
z i was in the report.. One was proud of our story of work in Meru, British East |
S Ae foreign work and the workers. Africa. It was a manly plea for a
ey | The chairman was a new friend to most’ worthy enterprise, and the fervour of the
“ | ws of the audience, but seldom has so clear, pioneer was finely evident. Dr. Swallow
ie calm, and informed an utterance come was enthusiastically welcomed as he rose
‘| from the chair. An old school friend of | to ‘speak in the stead of Mr. Hudspeth.

; ‘Mr. Dymond, he must have shared the The fine figure of the brave veteran gave
ees ie Sorrow incident to.a gallant officer’s death, wonderful emphasis to his illustrative
ma in action. But that in no wise hindered address on work in Ningpo. His testi-
ee | | the charming delivery of’ a most con- mony to the power of the Christian faith
NS a vincing appeal for new applications of in Chinese life made everyone feel that
ee ra the old truths of the Gospel. Mr. J. H. labour and sacrifice in such a cause were ~
a | i A Ak Beckly must be a man of might in the worth while.

- i Wesleyan Churches of Plymouth, and his Brief messages. from. Mr. G. P. Dy-
a | : visit to our London Demonstration lent mond, M.A., Rev. W. E, Soothill, M.A.,

* power to the appeal for Methodist Union. Rev. R. W. Gair and Mr. S: Arnold—
a Our beloved President spoke with the with splendid singing by the Hackney
: a clas#ic fervour that we have learned to Circuit Choir—contributed to the delight
aes a expect from him. His plea for the realisa- and success of a very memorable meeting. ~
me | tion by us all of Humanity’s one-ness in The resultant collections—with donations |
: ead ‘Jesus Christ must have stirred all hearts amounted to £457 6s.

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va Secretary's Field-glasses. Rev. c. STEDEFORD.
eae Rey. Dr. Letters now. -arriving But he was not strong enough to cope |

» ENG eae Sayin: Last bring accounts’ of the with the awful fever. The intervals of
= i | Scenes. closing scenes in the life consciousness grew less and less. While ©
a | of our beloved missionary ‘consciousness ‘returned he spoke words |
ES i 1 Dr. Savin. These accounts are deeply of comfort and love to his dear ones and
: te pathetic and were evidently written with told his wife what to do if he should die.

may aching hearts. She says: “He did not want to die, but

4 | ' It transpires that Dr. Savin in a very had no fear whatever of death. He felt |
ae a literal sense surrendered his life in the sure that our Heavenly Father would do |

i | | service of others. Some wounded soldiers what was best for us beth. Ih the last |

i came to the hospital in a terribly filthy- hours he seemed to be living in another

cS ihe condition. In addition to serious wounds ~ world, and his voice was one of glorious |

De | . one, at least, had typhus fever. He was triumph.” So. our noble brother passed
oe | isolated and the doctor had to operate to his coronation. He left a brave wife

ea i upon him, a sickening ordeal because of behind who sees his glory through her
eee ‘the man’s vile condition. The doctor tears. She says: “The children and I~
soon found he was stricken, and from the are trying to think of the grand, good —
: cal first he recognised the seriousness of his thing that has happened to him, but, oh, |

1 | case. He gave his wife direction what he will be so sadly missed.” Mrs. Savin
Pe to do and she says: “It is a satisfac- cannot speak highly enough of the kind- |
de tion since to find that even in the smallest ness and thoughtfulness shown by her ©
Se: detail we did just what the books recom- fellow missionaries. They had assembled ~
' oh mended, both in medicine and nursing.” in Chao Tong for the Annual District”

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Meeting, and Mr. Parsons and Mr. Evans At the grave Mr. Evans pronounced the ee Hii)
: relieved Mrs. Savin in the day and night committal sentences, and after the hymn, i ie
- nursing. “I’m but a pilgrim here” had been sung, ~ aa
The account of the funeral shall be Mr. Parsons closed with prayer and bene- | sy
given in the words of Mr. Hicks. “We diction. Thus we laid to rest our friend “a | lh
buried him on Thursday, the 31st of , and fellow-worker, and realized that a yee
January. In the guest hall of the hospi- true heart had ceased to beat and a noble A
pital a short English service’ was held, worker had ceased toiling.” an
and we then proceeded to the Chapel Ba
wheré a Chinese service was conducted. West Africa Our friends will be sorry me At
| The men’s side of the Chapel was packed District _ to hear that our esteemed HE
and the women’s side was half filled. The Meeting. Superintendent in West MVE
| magistrate, the heads of various depart- Africa, ‘Rev. °A. -E. a |
} ments and a large contingent of the Red Greensmith, has suffered a period of ill - a
_ * Cross Society attended sympathy health. He did his work with much 1 ST | ie
and respect. The Roman Catholic Father weariness for several weeks, then he was Het
was present at our English service. After compelled to surrender to doctor’s orders _ HE HHI
the Chinese service a procession was and relinquish all duties for about ten Ta
formed, led by the Red Cross contingent days. After medical treatment he was, : | I :
headed by their flag ; the missionaries fol- as he says, ‘‘smiling again.” A
: lowing immedately after these, and_be- He was able to preside at the District 5 i Hh
. hind us came the gentry and nearest the Meeting which was held in Centenary \ i) |
coffin the Christians ; the coffin came last ‘Tabernacle on February 19-21. The sur- “Fiji
: of all. As we walked slowly down the — vey of the work of the District gave much BE |
main street of the city the Christians sang encouragement. The scheme of assess- Wa
! hymns. The whole city was moved, for ments which has been in operation during ‘ Ta
. Dr. Savin by his quiet unassuming work the year has worked very satisfactorily pe : | HW
had gained great respect and admiration. and the report states that “the disquiet- Ag | |
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rie | ing condition of yearly recurring’ deficits children of the Great Father that our
= i has all but disappeared and the District Master also is looking upon them with
Le Meeting recorded its gratefulness to God delight and verily secing of the travail of
= _ for so grand an achievement and for His soul and being satisfied.”
sc evidences here and there of growing 4 Saint NAO ANe seen heh oRibe
BS vitality in the spiritual sphere.” " in Ebony. congregation. Mr. Bas-
2 i Mr. Greensmith received fifty young SEE HOM CHa bles Ueto See
Ss ig people into church fellowship on the first ne of the church-members, Irene Son-
BS | Sunday in the year in the North Circuit, gora, who has recently passed, ripe
“ ia: and revival services recently held in they oi years and service, to the Church
in Truscott Memorial Church brought the triumphant. “When a mere child she
: ia joy of salvation to many souls. was stolen by cruel Arab.raiders from her
3 ia Much regret was occasioned by the gistant home in Nyassaland, subjected to
Ki iy withdrawal of Professor Faduma, B.D., indescribable horrors during the jong and
oh cl from the Principalship of our College. weary months of trekking to the coast, |
a ia He has received an appointment under the panded as oxen are branded—she car-
BS i Government as an inspector of schools. jieq thosé marks to her grave—sold to
2 eal Professor Faduma was a great success at. 4 Swahili in the old open slave market
iS Pah the College, and it will be very difficult 4+ Zanzibar. Thank God, a magnificent
e 4 » to find a suitable successor. As the best cathedral stands on that spot to-day, and
ee Va arrangement for the time being, Mr. the place of the whipping-post is now
a Greensmith has undertaken to direct the Gccupied by the altar! Christ is winning.
s work of the College, but his other dutiess: sche caeved for many years on a planta-
: iy require his release from this post as early tion at Malindi, was redeemed, we
Boa as possible. believe by the late Rev. T. H. Carthew,
s a Services at Many of us would like to settled at Ribé, found a deliverance from |
| bel Ribe. pay a surprise visit to one a greater bondage than that of African
i of our churches in East slavery, adorned the doctrine of God gur |
: au Africa on a Sunday morning and see for Saviour in all things, died a triumphant |
eS | : ourselves the result of the work we have | death and passed gloriously within the veil.
me maintained there for so many years. If Such is an epitome of the. life of
eal that is impossible we may gain, with the Irene, but we should like to add that for
a aid of a little imagination, a fairly vivid a period of ten years we can bear testi-
Bey GH picture by pondering the account given mony to her holy life. Never was she —
Bs by Mr. Bassett of a service at Ribé. “Our absent from any service, unless reason-
. Bd ie Sunday services continue to be well ably prevented, whether Sunday services, |
RS bi : attended, and the morning service es- daily matins, or evening devotional meet-
oil } pecially is often a spiritual uplift to your ings. But she was a “doer”’.as well as
ie missionary, whatever it may be to the a ‘“‘hearer.” Ever and anon when we
i We ; majority of the congregation ; but judg- have had occasiqn to visit the sick or the
: 14 ing by the happy expression we see on dying we have found Irene in attendance,
ct al } their faces, we think that we may claim voluntarily doing her utmost for the un- -/
men MG that they, too, oft see the Lord and are fortunate sufferers. We have known her |
5 eu made glad. The decorum of the Ribé' to take an invalid ex-slave woman into |
ie Hil congregation is not surpassed by that her home and feed and nurse her back |
z ey ' seen\in our best home churches, and fre- © to health without a thought of payment.
a i quently calls for favourable comment It is not surprising that this woman, who —
Bet . from any strangers who may chance to is now well and strong, should remark |
| y _ be worshipping with us. They note the to us after the death of her benefactress |
| hearty and tuneful singing, the congrega- that we had lost Ribé’s holiest and best —
as 4 | tional reading of alternate verses of the woman; and we had. During the night —
ied Psalms for the day, the perfect quiet previous to her, burial the Christian
; hel while the preacher is endeavouring tolead women of Ribé spent the tedious hours in |
Besta eee the saints to richer and deeper experience singing the favourite hymns of the |
ust | or proclaiming the ever-wonderful invita- deceased. What a contrast to the |
bi tions of the Gospel. Frequently we drunken revelry associated with heathen |
i imagine as we gaze upon these wilderness deaths and burials. Christ is winning.”
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Beloved Physician. . (West China, 1890—1906). é me
“A tribute-wreath of white lilies, and it was known that the examiners ~ - a |
With just a spray of cypress.” were inexorable. How should he meet | Tel
them? His active mind soon devised ~~ Wt i :
VERY life has its pathos. None a plan. He tore up the study books Wa
G more so than that which is cut into ‘sections ‘and each week on a |
A down in the fulness of its strength. leaving his lodgings would take a few aE
Dr. Savin has been removed amid scenes leaves of Logic, a problem of Theology, Hy i
of much usefulness. His mind had just a period, in Church History; place } i
reached the culmination of its. powers. these in his bag, with his slippers, and | | i
Twenty-three years of wide and varied set out to fulfil his appointments. The aH
| experience, coupled with growing power lanes perforce were his study. His con- Hit Hl
and popularity, gave promise of still versation in later life revealed how much i Wi
“greater things” for the Hospital. Death he profited by the exercise. He stood i Ht I :
therefore brings the deeper sense of well and high in his examinations. The WE HE
» poignant grief. We must not question ‘‘fathers” soon began to feel that young HIT |
the wisdom ‘of God who gave, and now Savin was “a lado’ pairts.” By ig
hath taken away. ‘Truly we see through The China Mission, so dear to the Ta es
a glass darkly. Sometime we'll under- Denomination, was making’ very slow “ i i i
stand. Those of us who shared the joys progress at that time. The Conference en He |
| of comradeship with him feel the smart decided to send out a medical missionary : BAe HT
of personal loss in his home-going. evangelism, it was felt; would be easier ol | ve
Lewis Savin’s sanctified resolution to with the healing art thrown in. A friend Nia | HH | es
seek a larger field of influence and op-. suggested that Savin, if he could be pre- ei I oe
portunity was matched by a will that vailed upon, would be the man to train. et Hi} Hh
subdued all difficulties, personal and He was duly approached, and after care- ne
objective, that barred his way. As a_ ful weighing of the matter over, he said, - AE
young’ man he started in the teaching “Yes, I will go.” ae ||
profession, but in 4 Te
a few years he Ez A A Bi a
left the class- ee. Bs a ayes ae Ba ee
SP ceria TMRCAN REM : . 5 ‘ é UR RE
room to become | a i A | ey
a minister of the a See PH nS SU hr ; 5 HV il si
Bible Christian ee ete oar ae We : an i
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This was in 1887. ('_——/ nnn rcciel ee Oh aa TE i a
His first circuit Se CUE
was situdted near (9 eee eee oS Aa Hee Zs
Tintagel, on the | 9 fm Ply ie eee wa |
: romantic north |. ey be a BA p | ra Pog ae ee id Be + Se He | Hi
| coast, of Corn- | 9 Ji | ees Me ||| i
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wall. He found Fe RS Gan ek ea ee NRE li se
- his parishioners en. 7 z Ke A eae ey er ; a i a
Bs PACS a Pa Be i A or fees ae
were scattered | (ire) Fy A « Bei EL
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Quiet sear te ill
visited. Yet a (Rage ho se Ue nee a pate eee Wie -
yearly examina- Migsiiaeen ek ee EA ee a MC Ae eG t HH ie
; tion was ex- [ejsiia: aap nee. ee eenens Ries eee Es
pected from him, The Chao Tomg Hospital in 1911. (Mise Ethel Squire and Dr. Lilian, a HF (4
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Hep His ministerial probation by this time the saying that China was opened to the
. i was over, and he was ordained.\ At once Gospel at the point of the lancet. The
oe iat he removed to London, settled down practice of medicine among the Chinese
- for. four years as a medical student, is hopelessly out of date, although the
mm iS walking the Middlesex Hospital. Four ills that flesh is heir-to” thrive lustily.
. is years is a long period for a young man Dr. Savin experienced exquisite joy in
= | | ; just over twenty. Enthusiasms cool and exercising the healing art: he loved it
3 i : even get diverted in less time. Life as partly for very joy of seeing the people
ve 4 a medical student/sometimes plays havoc made happy and comfortable in new-born
: | | eh with traditional views of things, and health. It was “jolly fun” (as Grenfell
\ ae might have affected his decision for puts it) for him,
iG China. Meantime, however, he had’ the Dr. Savin was married on December
mae joy of hearing Chalmers of New Guinea. 28rd, 1898, to Miss Howe, an excellent
| His missionary ardour increased. member of the Mission, who had been in
we i Doctor Savin sailed for China in the the field two years. Mrs. Savin has in;
& Bed year 1895, reaching his destination, after stinctive sympathies with medical work,
a { some delays, in October, of the follow- and has been a great blessing to her hus-
a | ing year. He did not find an easy task band and the women patients. Returning
meas in adapting himself to life among the from their wedding-tour they were ap-
% a Chinese. But by strength of will be pointed to Yunnan Fu, the Provincial
ee brought himself to regard it as a duty, capital.
mee in the end he even wore the blue gown and It is not possible here to offer details
= ay ; cultivated the queue. He shared the of the effects of the Doctor’s skill. He
aa writer’s home at this time, and was glad - applied his art with cheerful courage and
me of the opportunity of giving attention to ‘was getting to be well known. Then the
3 Lt the Chinese language. It is usually a horrible Boxer crisis came and swept the
: fa painfully slow*process, acquiring it word missions and missionaries as with the
; ! j by word from a native teacher. But the. besom of destruction. One Sunday after- |
meee people somehow got wind that a skilled noon in June, 1900, after days of sinister —
ae 4 physician had come into their midst, and rumours of what might occur at any
mo they were not long in collecting arrears moment, the mob cast off restraint and
Beil of sick and diseased folk and laying'them rushed the Mission premises with sticks
es a before his door. -Then followed weeksiof and knives determined to kill. Their .
: 1 embarrassments and vain attempts to fiendish yells were heard all over the —
BO evade the importunate sick. After many city ; the people were soon whipped into
x i ES protestations for being thus besieged a seething mass of frenzied excitement.
aa before attaining facility in speaking, the The Doctor and his wife made their .
Rs i Po doctor opened a small dispensary, and in escape over walls and roofs and reached |
a a short time might have spent his whole the Yamen, happily without encountering
iF He us day there, so numerous were the patients. the roughest.elements in the streets, but
a | Soon the homes of the more influential they had left every precious possession
me) 4 Chinese were opened, the Mandarin also ‘behind. Mr. and Mrs. Dymond were also
ey began to coquet with him, and a’ new in this riot. It was a narrow escape for
oad era of opportunity for the Gospel had all. When it was ‘safe they were sent |
e i | i at length dawned. to Tongking, and from thence they came
3 | | “Our Lord,” wrote the Doctor, “was to England for rest. |
“st | i a great medical missionary. We follow In 1902 he faced China. again. That |
ae His example.” Healing the sick and he had been turned out was no reason for
Be tas preaching the Gospel was his ideal. The rétiring but an argument ,to-return and
see a first to attempt the werk involving this by a special effort to teach the people —
dual office was the Rev. Peter Parker, to live better. If novelty and love of ad- —
me lel : M.D. (of America), who was soon fol- venture played some little infinitesimal
Ped fu lowed by William Lockhart. In 1890 part the first time, now the impulsive —
gee | a there were only 200 physicians in China, | forces were sympathy, courage, and con-- —
A i if ten years ago there were 800 Protestant viction. Quite mew experiences were —
eo: ik, medical men at work there. The chief awaiting Dr. and Mrs. Savin. It was |
mei tar tribute paid to this work is embodied in | decided that they should settle at Chao- |
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Dr. Savin i
tong and establish a permanent base for the result is hosts of people enjoying a * a |
medical work. Eventually money was new lease of life and every one a friend AHL
sent from England to build \the long- of the Mission. Hl HE
promised Hospital whose planning and Too often in biographies of such skilled a
erection was to be done by the Doctor men you read that they left the mission I Tl
_. himself. Who that has built one house later to take up private practice, medical Wl 1)
' with Chinese workmen craves to build work. was just an effort at pioneering, a aii He
another! By patience, however, he suc- mere auxiliary to evangelistic work. Dr. MA |
ceeded ;- the Hospital was finished, and Savin was a ¢rue medical missionary be- wi | Hil
began to be used in 1906. Then to com-. cause he was first and foremost a “mis- se
plete the compound he was’ requested to sionary.” Li Hung-shang once said: i ve
‘build himself a home. This Hospital is “Confucius was good enough for the | Healt
a great boon to Chao-tong and district, souls of the Chinese, but Christians knew Wy |
and its fame has spread throughout the moreabout their bodies. The latter could || Hat
Province. The kind of work he achieved — scarcely be denied, but the Doctor denied HTH
year by year is indicated by quoting one the former statement also. Only Christ hi Ly |
of the Doctor’s sentences from the “Mis- is ‘good enough for the Chinese. So i | vB
sionary Report”: “During the year 20. many heard from him for the first at li
midwifery operations have been per- time of their need of spiritual health I VI
formed, 76 people have been patients in and the way to get it.” For a. few’ ‘ at | eh
the Hospital, and the Dispensary patients years he combined with his other duties | ii Ft
numbered 8,330, of whom 6,784 paid 40 that of pastor of the, Chao-tong church, | | | |
cash each for their medicines; 1,546 doing the work with consummate ability i | ie th
return visits were made.” It. sounds. and most gratifying success. i | Weil
prosy, but it represents much poetry and Dr. Savin was a fine example of a man ae
song produced in the hearts and lives of | wholly devoted to his calling. We have < i) Wa
all those healed people. Multiply this by not waited until his death to say this. So WL ii}
the twelve years. he laboured so un-_ single was the sense ‘of duty in him that t ile ! es
sparingly in that vast centre alone, and he cared not éven to talk about his fine ~ Ba hi a
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2 4 ay i it
; Dilapidated Gate in Yunnan, (The late S. Pollard. ae | i aa
, ’ “ Double Star’ Chapel is near here. (Mr. Hudspeth on left). Hh ; Hl
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E hee work, his only concern was to be faith- and last, time on December 12th, 1912.
: 4 ful. Said Confucius : “The superior man He was brave and modest ; few that saw |
: is modest in his speech, but exceeds in him pace the decks suspected the fires.
JS Res his actions.” Again, “I will not be con- which burnt in his soul. I thought of his.
. cerned at men’s not knowing me ; I will speech at the Manchester Conference L
Ss 4 be concerned at my want of ability.” Dr. when he said that he had seen the glory
ce 4 Savin was the “superior” man. I have of God in England, had seen it in his
ma sometimes mused on what is the effect ~home while his dear old father was pray-
ma upon our great missionaries of the ing, “Yes, and I have seen the glory of
S La. Chinese system of philosophy; the God in China, too!” said he. The story
ia i Chinese receive much from our teachers, of this brilliant plodding man, told in
t is it possible that China gives nothing in detail, would make inspiring reading,
3 1 return? But I must not digress. Who another chapter in the Acts of the
F | that has heard the Doctor in his deputa- Apostles, for at any time during those
os ' tion work throw off reserve and tell a twenty-three years he gave to China, it
% simple page out of his life, has looked would have been no exaggeration to say,
me into the deeps of a great man’s soul, and “the blind received their ‘sight, the lame.
2 \ he is not likely to forget it. Few men walked, the lepers were cleansed, and
S fd have succeeded better than he in impress- the poor had the Gospel preached unto”
a } ing his personality upon the people. The them.”
ey | outline is sharp and well-defined, and Dr. And now the servant of God has gone ; a
A al Savin will be talked about for many years he has heard Christ’s ‘‘ Well done! ”
ee r | to come. When. he returned to England Our prayers are for dear Mrs. Savin
: yt for the last time he was followed by scores. and her young family in their terrible
es of weeping people, and even the man- loneliness, and for the medical work now
: had darin gave him personal escort. Their vithout its trusty leader.
: Lal _/ last words were: ‘‘Teacher, please go ;
= Loh slowly ; come back again as quickly as — i
ee es you can.”
ma | Dr. Savin was original ; he imitated no b « a *
a one. Judgments arrived at on independ- T e Missionary
mo ent lines he could maintain. But he was
mA | eos generous towards the opinions’ of others, Prayer Onion.
moe especially if his .differed. The Doctor A Unien ef Spirit and Purpose
a was greatly beloved by his colleagues, rather than in Organization.
me and he reciprocated their affections. The - Hymns:
es members of his Mission were always to “Thou ‘art, ©: Godthe life... 2 3?
a him the best men in China. Howhe loved . “Saviour, sprinkle many . . .”
a : to get all the missionaries together in his “Eternal Father, strong . . .”
eda ( home! It is Sunday evening, the busy (Suitable readings from Annual Report
my , day’s services are over, and the Chinese indicated by numerals in brackets.) o
soa ‘ have retired. A great calm is settling June 2nd.—The Miao Work in West
‘ | down upon the tired workers. They are China. Rev. H. Parsons. (49-52.) I
Bay gathered about the fire in the sitting- Jer. x. 1-15. é
5 { room. Pictures and articles remind them June 9th.—The W.M.A. Mrs. Butler |
5 ; | of the homeland. And now the Doctor and Miss Ashworth. (65-9.) | Prov. i
ioe | i takes their minds back to the days of his xxxi. 10-31. ; }
itd | ministerial life in England, perhaps he June 16th.—East Africa: Our Influence |
pce will recount some experience while on the People. Rev. W. U. Bassett and f
meta ie deputisine during furlough, some dée Mr. F. Mimmack. (57-59.) Psa. Ixvii. ;
aaa es noire of his in Chinese; he would declaim , June 23.—Wenchow. Our, local }
: Wek in such endless good humour that the ‘ preachers and evangelists. (36.) _ Isa.
7: “| little group would forget their sorrows xliti. 1—13.
Be | and isolation in the feast of soul, and ap- June 30th.—Our Chaplains with the
\ pear with lightened faces the next Forces. (9.) Also ‘“‘Storiés from the E
| morning. Front.” ‘(Publishing House, Is. 6d.) i
a oa J saw him sail for China for the third Dan. ix. 10-21.
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In the Trail of our Brave Departed I Hi
THE REV. W. LYTILE, F.R.G.S., F.R.A.I. Aa | a
| The Observatory. a ni j
: About a year ago we congratulated our HII ie
| THE EDITOR. friend on being elected to the first i Ht i
honour. We have-now to record that , i i |
: BARE OV EEN AGAIN: he has been made a Fellow of the Royal i | | |e
| N tender fellow-feeling we ask our Anthropological Institute. We pray that li i oe
| friends, the Revs. F. J. and Mrs. he may be spared to come through his i A
Dymond, to accept our sympathy arduous work in France, and that he Pail
with them in the loss of their gallant son. may soon be able to return to Ningpo. i iy
! We have to record almost each month Bae
. some great price we have to pay for our <$o aa |
struggle for righteousness. It does not 2 | Hi |
disturb us in Hi lofty purpose, but it ‘ f ma i
does grieve us that so many, intended for b may a
peaceful activities for the next half-cen- In t e Trail oe tl Hi |
; tury, in social, commercial and profes- OA
sional life should be thus rudely and Brave Departed. ii | |
p. brutally sacrificed on War’s demeaning spice 4 lovely vision I lately had : | || | ss
altar. There is thick darkness: and we A stalwart youth, and a fraiden fair | Hh i oe
; are groping our way through, and long- They stood where the streams reluctant | Ha
ing to emerge where is peace that passeth y Renee “ at f
. all understanding. It will come, but oh, ‘And proud was I of the gracious pair, i i, 2
bow, long ibis | And I. ventured: “China wants : HHH 116
And is it that the haze of grief you!” : i ih if a
| Makes former gladness loom so great? a a ;
_The lowness of the present state Not yet woke [, and. the scene was i te
That sets the past in this relief? changed : | Wi a.
' Rise, happy morn, rise, holy morn A taller, statelier couple now ; tl iH ee
Draw forth the cheerful day from night; ’Twas Oxford Vacation — both were ° Pat He:
__O Father, touch the east, and light > “down,” : : ache i Mi ors
The light that shone when Hope was born. And they met me again with friendliest i i} | i a
| bow ; i rp Wit | ef
oat cal Mice As 1 whispered: “China needs i | 4
It is with regret that we have to | you!” | i| i
t announce an increase in price, which will é Bs og . : yet a
commence with our next number. At the The , “Finals ”’—finished—“ Bachelor “— aE i 18
beginning of 1916 we reduced to sixteen she ; ; | Hi | a
} pages; last year (in June) we made a And he 2—M.D.—entendu—the rest! , ae} &
further reduction of four pages; and at What joy, what comfort! Parents claley : Hat f
present the cost is about as great as And Z deemed them exceedingly Bo BE i x
when we were giving twenty-four pages. . As 1 stammered: “China - calls Ei Wi i iH
Further diminution-is impossible, to do you!” HS fi
| justice to our theme ; so the increase of ; ; ni : 1) at Be
price is the only other way to meet the ‘“ We know what you mean, dear friend,” * a
difficulty. We are sure our readers will said they ; ve ite A
f help us to bear the burden caused’ by As they eyed me with a mischievous | qh ae
shortage of paper, increase of workmen’s glance— : Ay Z : nH i ‘
f wages, and war conditions generally. “Ever home flies the arrow—love tipped ! MAE
' The price will be 14d. _ “It is certain naught happens by wil i 4 5
i chance ”— a Aa
' REV. B. J. RATCLIFFE, F.R.G.S. “To China we go, and we owe it to | a
Our friend, who was in FE ” ue BAH
i ur friend, who was in East Africa you” ; Baa i
1900-6, and rendered the mission splen- “God blesses a message ,courageous. ot I} Ht i :
; did service, has been elected a Fellow and true!” Bet g
| of the Royal Geographical Society. Our ELizABETH TAYLOR. TE
pe congratulations to him. ° March 7th, 1918. oH i li es
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See By Mrs. R. S. HALL. .
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a O all the expressions of tender sym- and honest sure to bring forth
ee | pathy which have been sent to our a harvest. And what a_ harvest there
i honoured missionaries, the Rev. will presently be reaped in China» and
ma tS and Mrs. Frank Dymond, concerning the elsewhere. If ,we cannot go ourselves
a | f . y 2, 5 . . . §
ee a ‘loss of their gallant son at the war, I and actively engage in this great work,
i would like to add a brief word on this let us continue to give it the utmost of — |
a: : ei page. We of the Women’s Missionary our support by sympathy and prayer.
“4 it Auxiliary do-enter most deeply and affec-
be ! ¥ } . . . . . .
me a tionately into their feelings at this time, ‘ ‘
Bee el and are earnest in prayer and supplica- Chu Chia Women's Bible School.
> ipo i x s ,
a tained “and “comforted ‘by ,God our Our first pupil, Mrs. Liu,* entered Sep-
mee Heavenly Father. With thousands of is i s
a Pee aay bared SoOhe £ . tember, 1916; she came from the Wu-
: ha Pen Oe er ee rie eo ing=hu Circuit, and was highly ‘recom-
med of affliction, but we know that there is mended by Mrs, Eddon, who during the
. a ; ae S. ; ring
; fea] ee es oe ee Soe Women’s Station Classes had noticed her
i 4 Bi eeeiGus ao i on ee a = beautiful Christian spirit and quiet steady
mel Eee ie ae es Sa ee method of learning the Truth.
| | us are not lost, but gone before into the : 4 A
x yt | Presence of the King. May our dear In spite of her forty-six years, she is |
Bae a? friends experience richly that “underneath Young in spirit, and most conscientious in
‘i i them are the everlasting Arms.” g all her duties. She is the daughter-in-law |
5 Whi e 7 eae $O . NS |
eat With reference to the Prayer Union. i ea = a eee DOW At ue }
Pe | ! z. Topics, Sister Lily Armitt writes: “We Beicg i h es ca ee Aecie oe o é ‘a
° i) } 4 have so appreciated the Missionary Cee ee See Ss Bee a
as i Prayer Union, and think the portions are tunately three years, ago he developed
ERS beautifully chosen’for the topics. Do you consumption and died. ,, Having: no chil- P
mo | know several times when I have felt. den and thus being at liberty, it seemed
ae a ~, lonely and miserable and have been seek- BRE Oty oes Dian ees 10 CCV
ead lh ing the God of all comfort, there has come ’ her life to the service of Christ and the I
| 4 2 i eo : ) S + ~ u y
| a consciousness of friends at home re- aes ee eee mY Lee before |
BG membering me at the throne of grace. 2°78 Qual ato won On
Ss a The Bible School movement, if not one paleace ee ee ee Cee ue
st { i of the latest of our Christian organisa- produces ah rusty sit Gee 6) cae
Fae hiss - tions, is among the. most ea collet It vessel unto honour meet for the Master’s
A : < 5S R 2 g ” ;
Ren i has already done an immense amount of ‘S& : Bah : :
Dees: 1a: good and: its influence is spreading on Following Mrs. Liu’s. arrival there
rey a every hand. The following account of Were many other applicants, but not of |
era Sister:Armitt’s Bible School for Chinese the right kind. Those who were. very |
mh + women and girls is most interesting and Poor, or could not live happily with their — |
a et sratifyine. | Whet ; Bie: relatives, or wanted to escape their duties
Bae i" g ying ether in England or ) Pp
oy wa China, the results of Bible study on the © husband and home, thought that the
he el i lives and characters of men and women School was just opened for them. Three |
Foor Pe 4 3 other women were received, but not being |
Poe a are the same. s
, i no The seed of the Kingdom sown in good " = = See May, p. 59 ae
ca of , 70 Se
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satisfactory, after two months, they r r | Wi
turned home. : Se ie We hope soon to receive a b Ht
" : ay : nv - We
ae first Chinese pastor at Chu Chia oa aneoloee students’ wives a of mH
i was Mr. Hu, whos 3 a we offer free boz 2 WRORS i 1)
eas : ) e grandson’s v , e board and t As i
siding in this village, enitred eee re- each bringing with ee privilege of cA
jast September, By os oe a pupil child. More than half of th er youngest | |
woman and an apt pupil Ate capable ignorant of the doctrine z ae wives are a
three months’ residence Rae d ence of a preacher’s wite es of the duties i TEA
law died. suddenly leaving a Rede ee reigns supreme in Sha gee ii
the old mother-in- = e child; our stud : a, and several of a
-in-law, over : idents in regard to this i ; MRT
ee of age, could not retro aeauing years matter cannot ieee eee important Tl |
young Mrs. Hu returned foe vee so sidered. ir wishes con- al
} e Hy
a woman’s first duty. o fulfil Just lately‘ we have decided to tal il a
< ¢ - O tad i Bn AHI
: The second pupils irom out ommenitaee another class of pupils providing wane a j i Wl
1 Mrs. Chou, a rela- age room, Any woman having g we have \
tive of Pastor Chou peor rer ea auiie sleieuieee Hi |
Ree Chan, now at baie Was feane§ oe eG 6 6 See me il i
Wu-Ting-Fu, Mrs. Chou: So. see ee et
is a widow, and an ee. ae. ne Ps ma ce Migs soa ag lt i
eine SitiStrn ape po oo = a a
se ae ie pea ee axa aE,
sh and pleasant of ~ (ae = aa me ga ee 32). alt |
manner. BR See sok yey oo Beer. Pino ae Ve i i MH EE RUT
| ats ee se ae ee Sas 6 i SAM
An additional worker, [ Searede Se eae ee at oe ee a he
Mrs. Cha , eta a ot i a ee ee Hl ee Hl
Z ao, entered last Pees “a & ee oa BG aoe a me She A
oe umn: for many . os me, ee mee SC Po a Uap. 2 a \
fers pop in oe ih ee em |||
irls’ School, she left [7 Bo ec! ag! A Fe = ae Ae eet ae ea eae iil ih |
: three years a a ee ge ra a + Alte ss. maa ane TH
a m gO to be eee zs ee ‘ eA ys x Pe. tne iY Hii
ce but the death fem >t e ‘te = coy Nee awe il Hi li ;
: her baby through ee ee) ee ee | ae
ery last spring i eae ee ce Pe Te as = VE
ce ee as & ne a ee i Sercg Jan Hea
So a followed speedily jsaeinet ae SD gol Se Re x. | | v1 a
y that of her husband, all eee |)
, she was left a widow [aREee [Fie ce eee a. MLA
BEATS Bi ees Pee ets BH eT
al twenty-two years — aa . Beare a ae aie H
: I age. Her father-in- (gees: ee i Pe ate ae — (ae ali : i
law's family, having [on = ol iy
iG been once wealthy pat or Ay j pea | : eon |: asl wi Hii ee
now ruined by opium eae Ree EY so) Comes : | yl | .
: fee ee) a ‘ i me
necessitated her Geet cee Shwe oe 0 ee a Z } eames 2 | Hi | uk
: . ee OS oe ee we Fy Seva * ‘ 5 a: ae
stant residence at her bee ey oa = ~ ee al i i
mother’s house. She [™ sore a a ese on ett
was deli ee ait hoa en ei Ser es Wa Et
e ighted to have: |\4 pie ee SOOM Ie / i Fea ee 4 Ene ie } | peal §
the offer of , Ae ae ee dete a= SE Re Co cea a
th elping’ in h digg FBS hae Pe eu me BPN ES ae Pda | Hayy
the work she loves. She bie ES rN re ee ta Nae uae ea,
Is a good . i Ngee : Pe eae Pe
h good speaker, and oY ee . oe aie
when ‘accompanying fe ; , ee ‘ : . a - ae : a 2 nb ey See : Hi ny oe
to thd cone ne 2 een
tthe sate stone Me Selle mee ||
helpe t a, hy Seeks ME
Pers ele I pee : ie Se din wa A
with go away ; = as, BE ee ae ARG i
As the senior Bible- [i ee ; ‘ ae a bien qi ee Ht
be oman. 4 ea ae = HAA
ere teats [heave DAC oe a yy ae
in . Rica ce Hee a
meeti charge of the 1._Chu Chia Autumn Station Cl Ee es ; Weal
He ings or the women’s Dae er from our own Secs: i Sa
ae and LOM COnAUCE ae ive of these women can He ed ane Gaenetee Genta trial. es nie i if
cl rimary teacher’s aS Be Cate Women’s Bible Class. : n. i Hh |
ass, > ‘wo Bible-women and four stud pee i 1} Hi ea
Mrs, Chao, left-front ; tudents—Mrs. Liu, sitting i a eo
left; Mrs. Cust Mere against door ; Mrs Oe aaron t Hy i
: me , tow, right; Mrs. Li, right front. ee ae Hi a if
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mY The Editor’s Query Box
re ie enter for,one two or three months can help a little towards the self-support
mooie | do so by paying for her food. scheme after which every branch of our | |
mo During the last four months the six work is striving.
he a women in residence have completed an I commend to the sisters of the home-
| order for twenty-four blue and white land this beginning of “small things,”
ee calico bedspreads for the Peking Union and ask for constant prayer on behalf of
md Medical College. The 24 dollar profit will these women.
ri fe ie
ol With t oa |
S| i e Forei
7 ith the Foreign The Editor's
- ; Missionary Committee.
Ss April 23rd and 24th found us gathered Query Box.
eo at Field Road Church, Forest Gate.
me Under the guidance of the President a H. C. H.—Propaganda material. Yours
meh long agenda was carefully but expedi- is a large order, but I am glad it is. I
md. tiously considered. The Secretary re- will do my best to meet your wishes,
Be es Hea ported in detail the work on the various and am glad you have realised the need,
mC fields. The rise in the rate of exchange in your new _ office. We cannot send
| had made the financial position in China what we would, because of the shortage
ae difficult, and) the prospect of enlarged of paper and expense of printing. Many
mod activity in Meru was contingent upon an things have been allowed to go out of
ae increased financial response from the print. It must continue thus “for the -
as home base. It was proving: to be not an duration,” and for some time afterwards.
a easy matter to find shipping accommoda- Your eager work will pay.’ Make
= | tion for our missionaries’ returning to your secretaryship a hobby, ride it well,
mt their stations, and war disturbance was and other people will help you to advance
ee Ts not unknown even in China. the dear and glorious cause of Missions.
ss | The price of the Missionary Ecno was W. F.—The.handbills are now out of |
met at last regretfully advanced to three half- "print, and we shall not reprint at present.
mi ; pence, to take effect in July, the cost of
ae material and labour having risen to an is |
a enormous extent. As foreshadowed last month, this :
me The gracious hospitality of the Forest column will not be continued. We shall |
S| 5 Gate friends made the Committee’s visit still be answer queries by post, i
me ‘one long to be remembered. eee a stamped envelope to be enclosed. }
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Cy d 25) 4\$2 thought; and gratitude is happiness SS By yi i Hi | :
4 4 : doubled by wonder.” a i | HH ! |
—G.K.Chesterton, ‘‘ Short History of England.’’ [ } i |
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- Last-Born Child: Cee i |
Â¥ T is not my purpose in this article to let _me first see how this one turns out. Ht i | | a
| ask readers to listen to a justifica- If it does anything like what I hope of i Hi) :
} tion of, or plea for, missions: I have 1, T tell you this ; there is scarcely any- aE &
Perc erie tOuGl | thing I would not face or endure, if \it tt | |
I will ask you to look at our child- could be mine to plant such institutions i Hh |
| mission, listen to its baby prattle, watch Ver the face of the habitable earth. i iy |
the little tricks by which it wins its way i ; fi Wi Wi a
i into your heart, join with us in our hopes es ak oem : 2 i i} Hy i] ink
and disappointments, sympathise with us oe 0) ge Ammar tt |=) i Ht Hi i
; in our toil, pray with us for its little life Ge ey. BOS 5 Ss
so full of promise, notice the eternal i Se a HH Hii ee
f similitude which is God’s hall-mark of A PS ae =. ae |
childhood, and the everlasting variety Ih A ee ae BAAS EM i iE i a
f wh speaks of His infinity of purpose. Lo Oat aaa » : oo, Hl Hi 3 ;
Bane en if you will not be the\sponsors for fae i a Ba oe Se Vi ah
our child, but still need justifications, ko a Sn igs tes a Ti Hi i ee
defences, pleas, well I shall be sorry but / iis ue ia 6 Ne Hi Wa “
3 you will just cease to count. And the fe ees 7") i Boe i Hei ii ae
| child will live and grow, and the sealed [ee aeek he i ey oS ey i nt |
orders which every child brings into the |; yh Ne Panes eS nS i i | &
E world from God, will in the case of this | a ae el _—_— a i ni i at
i one, prove to be of much blessing to be eet eS oe | ‘| i Bis
/ many. Ican only speak, you see, in very | i 2 PQ, ee — a Z
} general terms ; it is next to nothing that |* 3” ~ Oe ae a | a Wil a
I know no more than we ever know | 9 7@.) Vl a i : il i
. \ about our children ; but by the very being | "© ) a oo A SS i) Hi i uy
Pi and character of God, I believe allthings. \ | 3) [i 60606 / UL i Wie
{ To begin with, then, I feel as proud of — a a Ree ' Hy a
having to do with a young mission as a ui 0 i ee
“man must feel when newly raised’ to th “fa 2. Fi oe | i
y raised to the Ba ES Se ae Sia
joys of parenthood.’ I had not dreamed NG aa cd aes OO cs i : < i i Ny
that I might be worthy, and even now I NS ills ee oe : i i | a
i must not boast. For, there are strange May oe a Ge ee Wa | és
|| surprises at.nearly every turn of the way. NN 1 i ay i eee
| And not all pleasant either. If you ask ~ Eee: aa a Ss Ai Hh) ia
| Mewhether Fould do i again, Tanswer eg a
f * While our friend is on his adventurous voyage to his f , - i i Wi i ;
ais uch-loved work, we have pleasure in printing this charm- Rev. R. T. and Mrs. Worthington / i We ! i 3
eee sketch of the beginning of his (and our) Meru aad Bunty (Margaret Matie). : Hh t } id ies
i eOERL Just before he sailed, May 29th. Sce p. 78. : a i Hee np
i Jury, 1918, 2 t i) |
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Pome a ? f
| | I want to keep to my simile a little | them) yet the Father knew. There is a |
| ; Het longer, if only to emphasize one point. ‘ sweet savour in the first prayers of, allo @
mia. | At every birth the predominating interest young things ; and you who are so. well
thee Hac is feminine. How the ladies crowd up to accustomed to the syllable form of Christ’s . |
my a see the new infant—how soon they dis- prayer, that you must needs set it to
ae He cover it is just like every other, And so chants; I do not want to say you |
| ea when we first arrived here after our toil- have lost its, beauty, but if you
S| \ ie some three weeks of camp and road and would realise its matchless spirit, its
me wilderness, one would have thought that power, its prayerfulness, just you trans-
‘ a eae Meru was populated with women. But late it into some outlandish heathen
a ee they soon got quite used to us, accepted dialect—or teach it to a little child. [
ae ‘us as a fact, and began to give us just Soon also we began to sing, though |
iy i eile as much notice as they felt we ought to that is more like the mother than the |
as - have. It has remained true also on the child; and perhaps. this marks the point
me whole that women have sampled our where J should forsake my simile of
me ae medical treatment more than men, just childhood and in plainer language tell you
mwa ty as you find a woman’s pain is soothed by something of our story. 1 will then, in’ |
mtd . the fingers which only add irritation to a minute. If only a child could speak °
5 | Bait that of a man. But just as the unfold- at once, how would our ears be aston-
ae a ae ing life of a child fills the‘heart of every ished! There is a doctrine of original
mate tight man with joy, so it seems that the sin, and perhaps it has been exaggerated
a eaga path we have trodden has borne us Closer out of all proportion... There is a hymn
ef i. eli to the men than to the women—so far. also about the “Eternal Light’ which —
» i ei _ We were just a few weeks old when you all know. And JI think that the —
kt lee -we began to express ourselves. So you | things a child must know, and which a
adi see we learned to talk very quickly, but very short residence in the world makes
meee an Be not very plainly, However it was not us forget, would strike upon our ears
fe Hiss long before the mission was lisping “Our much as the Eternal Light upon our —
Be aes Wes Father.” The Lord’s Prayer was the first souls. And so God sends children among. |
: | ae Pane bit of translation that we did. And it us unable to speak., Only the very pure
ators tell was a joy to feel that although the could stand it. Well, that is not unlike —
a a iv hearers did not take it all in at first . the effect of the first hearing of the mes- |
au AS (though it was more the thought that sage of Christ’s Gospel. on the listening
i ee Astonished than the words that, puzzled ear. “He that hath ears to hear, let him
| fe : listen.” /Were not —
es ee me. > Mm these the very words |
ri a pa ge . enn of Christ? And so |
mle ae om ee. (Pr, ee ee we have with us to- |
=f i fa ogre ee) e | ee fi = SAN day a man, not yet
Behe iat: Rae aes \ ee. giana a at ete, baptised, 4. m4 0
Be aa i a OO is i ee ot fa who listened; and
Rte (ned LO Cae Pe ee a ee his face expressed |
oA an Ce er ee ee aes for weeks a kind of |
Pane, ie pS = rd eo ee soa pe tae. wonder, as of one ©
Hgts» ee pM OR Peet ene I ee eae ; familiar world not |
meeps Mane Mar: gen tS eer Bite a te ee Oe ae See ae
He | acta , be Se ey, Ws, chee ee Cen i @ knowing it. For it |
ai: Hanes Via aes oc aad Med ee 9 ee =the mere perception ©
Bh: ee Re ee RT ee fee =0asking to hear)
asl ae ee a 28 more, though he has —
re | ae re RRs avis Jak pee : not yet taken in |
ea at Re ie me g es Bia ie as oie half that he has |
ut ae Pec ararsvacre’: ee |
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Our Church’s Last-Born Child He |
Well now, to our story. Up to'the is the most profitable and gives earlier “Hi Ht i|
present we have been largely engaged in results, And this we are finding to be ; Hi Hh |
familiarisine ourselves with our people the case, though our work in school aa Hi
and conditions. .Language has to. be ‘within less than a year, re- > mt lif
learned, and not only that but points of member, was a mixture of success and - aE |
view studied. To know their words is tragedy. In this lie at once our greatest & i Hi
' a big task, especially here, where there joy and our greatest sorrow. When we i HT
are neither books nor writings; but even arrived there was already created a cer- HH ia | oe
then to know their minds is the larger tain position for us. You must under- ; i Wen
-half.. Bunyan’s great mistake, I think, stand that not more than eight years ago : nati |
in the Holy War was where he pictured this part was British in name only, The AI
Emmanuel besieging Mansoul with bat- inhabitants ruled themselves in their own ih Hh)
_tering-rams. That is to batter a man’s. way subject only to the fear of a power- Ht eh ul
soul to pieces, to break the bruised reed. ful neighbour., To the present day signs . |. He TA
It is not Christ’s way. .A mere torrent | of the old order aré not wanting, mostly . i NH |
of words may stifle reply, but it will never uncared-for wounds, scars, and so on. en i il
convert a man. The grace of God is a Even the boys can tell you thrilling il NE |
stream, not a spate. = - stories of battle and raid, ambuscade and : n ih
We have held our services regularly, pursuit. Then came the British, and they >
mostly in the open ajr. .The great began to change the old disorder and to : il WH
characteristic of them has been attention, superimpose law and the elements of x iil He
and we were most fortunate in getting civilisation upon the people. And there j rel
hold of a Meru Christian from another. were a few who began ‘to realise the _ NE i
society, a good teacher and speaker and benefits, They saw men of neighbouring. alt I)
in every way a boon tous. Our audiences. tribes. recently their fellows in savagery * i HT |
. are from as low as forty and up to as becoming clothed in, knowledge and rising : | nh | a
high as a hundred, besides others who inthe social scale. There awoke in them ° A)
stand and listen from afar. To get them, the desire, varying from time to time and oe | iH |
we have taken the words of Christ more from man to man, now strong, now weak, 3 i He i
literally than is sometimes done, andhave to emulate. The wall of native prejudice : | He li
compelled them to come in. A native is still high and almost intact, but a few eH
road runs through our mission ground breaches have been made and a few have sea i Fee | icf
and a condition of use is that whenever come forth to the larger world, and it is ah il
we are at service ie a: i
‘they who pass shall ¢ oa en | He 1 |e
join us. It is a : Tl eta
popular road. Is f oN a
| there any reason ; fee cans sol 7 | nd
why we should not 5 | ie
do; it? You/have: ‘| Bhs es : i s a Hi
compulsory educa- | ye : Bae
tion in England? ee i Se eee : | lil) Hy
! As for us, the work | a8 TO OG en RRS ie! oe i ] ea:
_ 3s God’s and our agi ay See ee TAT.
/ commend them ee |
| selves to us. RRS se te : Se eae rene Sraae ae 4 i Henn
Of all our work, | 33a ete as) On ees ma Hi Heh
| so far, that of the (jes 60s iiestscse ices eames es Ba
_ School ranks first in [Eggs sini sete See su pea aiaecens oe, OR Hi
| - importance. I sup- eR ieee ae Coat ‘ hes ; Se I he HHL
pose the experience [igs assis ve asc cata aehewnes eres So rene ‘ | ah Wy
K gaged in similar MES SENSE conte (Ah a area naa Ee eee S < Hl Hiei}
Work is that work =m ee : â„¢ sae SEN so ay | Hi We HH
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os i
5 i | our cherished work to guide their slow is its own reward. Our smiling country
Ss ra and faltering steps until they are at home seems to have smiled more sweetly be-
Y | in it. cause of the presence of the mission in |
eS ae Ms Thus were we engaged when our it; just as the world smiles for the |
ahs i ae tragedy fell upon us. One Sunday night presence of any other child. And our )
ce A a disastrous and mysterious fire broke troubles, though they seem big enough at |
I a out and destroyed the boys’ house. God a time, like a child’s troubles, are soon
& a claimed five of our little recruits for His forgotten.
= ia own, before they had well learned their And so I draw to a conclusion. It is
meee | first drill. Others were left to find that not good for beings at our stage of exist-
> i even in this bigger and fairer world there ence, whether human or institutional, to
Pas was much’pain. And we were near unto be too much looked at. On the one hand
Bi despair. But God changed our despair it is tiring, and on the other it ministers
e i into hope again, healed the wounds of the too easily to self-conceit. I have tried am
: ie. ta sufferers, gave us new recruits, and to- to set down in’imperfect fashion some of
a | ai day we pursue our work with more joy our story, and some, of the impressions |
% 14 than ever. For some time our school was that events have left upon us. It is an
1 1 scarcely a dozen strong.* Ah! you smile, experience, surely common enough, of
2 rs , lt is something like a child playing with which I have told, and you will not need
5 fc a model, isn’t it? But wait! Jesus Christ to come to Africa to know it. For have
x rel thought worth while to spend His whole we not all a mission to the world? Only |
eS 1a ministry in training—how many? as we grow up we forget it. Even this |
a Pa j This story of our work cannot be sort of mission has, you will know, for-
S Vi closed without reference to something’ gotten occasionally in maturer years the . |
id else. Coming among a people of this fresh Gospel of its childhood. And per-— |
a kind, one is even more impressed, to haps that was why Jesus was so par- }
> i begin with, by their physical needs than ticular about His models. “Except ye
i il by their spiritual needs. Of course one , become as little children.” “For of such
= ie is familiar with the way to deal with this is the Kingdom of Heayen.”
me (and every other) problem from the arm- Pray for us that we forget not, and
mt chair. “Change the spirit, renovate the dissipate our energies in things that |
Bl Z fountain of their being, and all will come matter less. “We are ambassadors for |
mois right.”” But come out of the arm-chair Christ” carrying the message of recon- |
BAG and see whether it will work. It takes ciliation. It is ours to say, even as little |
: VE , too long. I should think that all possible children: “Be friends again—with God.”
i : ¢ opposition to this branch of mission work So
x | | ne ee ne ae ee by i S
S CS ‘Father Damien, the heroic French Catho- Th
Be i : 1 ie ee eee Ace of labour was P e Missionary t
ee I ' Molokai, the leper island of the South y 0 \ i
Â¥ | Seas. Will no one reply to me that it Raver H10N.
: 1) was killed for ever by Jesus Christ? _A Union of Spirit and Purpose |
Bes Thus it comes that we have dabbled, father havin Oreaization:
— ' to some extent, in medicine; and also Hymns : ; |
S of that we have preached the evangel of aad. are we yet alive? K
cleanliness. . And we want to go further ‘ Begin, my soul, some sar
= : i in these and other ways, with all prac- “Praise to our God...
eR ticable speed. One has the feeling that | July, 7.-The Conference, and mission=
i one should be far upon the way to meet aty meetings there. Psa. 72. ce
the Bridegroom when He comes. July °14.—Laoling. Circuit. Rev. W.- }
And our, work has not been without Eddon. (pp. 17, 18.) Acts 11, 19-80.
| reward. Often, and in ways too mys- July 21.—Ningpo Hospital, in Dr. «|
ecu ait terious to describe, it has come home to Swallow’s absence. (31, 32.) Luke 8,
y | i us that we were doing good, and that 40-56.
i ra ann Sane CRT Ta ES ee July 28.—Chao Tong Training Insti- —
oe oak * Since this sketch was written, our work has made more tute, Rev. C. E. Hicks. (46, ) 2clpints
: progress, and increased in promise, as it will be my pleasant
a { i} E duty to relate in later writings. -R.T.W. A dy ‘ ‘ b
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: A Record Year. We have just closed our expect that He will give his people the i HIT |
Rs financial year with a re- ability and the desire to meet it. He nh |
F cord income of £21,036 8s. 5d., an Hl He ;
advance. on the previous year of The The movement for the HT th Hs:
£2,107 18s. 8d. The tide of income has Scholarships endowment of — scholar- A
been rising ever since we cleared away Endowment ships for the training of i i | i
our missionary debts in 1914. During Fund. native ministers has been Eee
the last four years our income has shown gathering momentum a A
a total increase of £5,807. This result during the year. A year ago the total Hl le
is one which must inspire joy and thanks- received from .the Districts toward i i
: giving. It carries us well past the goal these endowments was £93. During the Hi A iH
of £20,000 which our Treasurer declared year that amount has grown to £616, He Hh ee
: a few years ago was the mark we must and since the account closed for the year i i ii 7:
determine to reach. The hosts of work- two payments have brought it to £680. i i 1 a
ers and donors throughout the denomina- Fight Districts have commenced their a Hi Hi
E tion, by whose efforts this grand achieve- payments toward the £250 they have re- i i | | 4
-° ment has been realized, must be greatly solved to raise for the endowment of a Wi |
. cheered and encouraged by the missionary preacher’s training scholarship. . One a i ee
spirit which has taken possession of our District,\ the Manchester District,’ has il | ‘|
Church and manifested itself in such rich completed its undertaking and has paid : Hi ih MS:
| results. It is easy to show how this in its £250 to the Scholarships Endow- wil Hh ie
: grand advance has saved our missions. ment Fund. Much of the credit for the Gi ah ie
| The rise in exchange has practically splendid success of this effort in the ; i Wd |
| doubled the working expenses in China Manchester District must be given to the - 1 i, i Bi
since the war began. Whereas then the District Missionary Secretary, Rev. J. A. BE HTEHE 8
: exchange, gave just over ten dollars to Thompson, whose incessant provocations ue | 1 i tas
the pound it now gives jist over five. to good works were irresistible. The ¢ nh Hi |
_ This fact was causing us the greatest Manchester District has finished the task ne | ae
concern. Before we knew what the year” while some other Districts have been GH i ca
would yield the Treasurer and I estima-' debating it. The Leeds District stands | ) i 2
ted that it would require £5,000 more a fine second by having paid toward ; Wa md HW BE
| income to carry on our work at, the their endowment the sum of £240 18s. 4d.” Hi ah =
| present rate of exchange; and the Com- But they intend to convert their second : al Ht i i ee
q mittee when it met in London was faced place into the first place for, not content a Fe 1)
_ « with the probable necessity of making,a with £250, the Leeds District has re- ee ii ee
special. appeal for this money as a‘*war solved ‘to raise £350 for the Scholarships i a i i rast
) emergency demand. When it met in Endowment. In this District also there aE i) us
June, with the increase for the year be- -has been excellent’ organization under iy ae af \
Bi fore it, the Committee decided to waive the direction of the District Missionary hl Hie tH Ei
EF, such an appeal for the time, and to rely Secretary, Rev. Walter Hall. ie iy
| upon the sympathetic co-operation of all What does this mean, even this limited eae i
__, our churches in an effort to continue the success? It means that the Committee x t el Wl sa
advance in income for another year at the has been able to allocate five more vie el i i} i 1
_ same rate. Another advance of ten per scholarships among the different Dis- _ Wii ue ie
cent will practically cover the abnormal’ tricts in China. Five more mef will be |i Hy @
__ demand created by the high price of silver placed in the Union Theological Col- 4 i | a i
; currency. This seems a great expecta- leges where they can receive the best ‘aa he | &
A tion, and perhaps to some an unmreason- training’ for the native ministry. To- oe i He i; v
| able expectation after the remarkable gether with the four previously allocated i i He i i E
_ advance made in the last few years. But this means that nine men are receiving — oe al Wee | \
_ We are the servants of, a Master who efficient training under this Scholarship ~~ Th Hr ail |
works wonders still, and while His work Endowment scheme. And the most im- TEE i
_ | abroad makes the extra demand we may pressive fact of all is that being an en- aa ae i oh
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es ie | .dowment scheme these nine will be sue- and may God protect them and preserve |
A eal ceeded by others in perpetuity. When them to return when peace again is |
ee uch the churches: realize what this means,,] smiling upon the earth. |
- Ee think all the other Districts will be say- |
a ia \ ing, “This thing is worth doing, and we Rev, A. Evans Rev. A. Evans accom-
ah it will do it.” Robbed. panied Miss Lewis as’ —
ss Pe escort to Yunnan Fu, |
: a Departure of ~These honoured brethren and they were joined by a party of mis-
: 4 Revs. R. T. sailed for Mombasa per sionaries from Sichuan, consisting of four
Sy ie Worthington the s.s. ‘‘Gracchus”? on adults and two children. They arrived
se a and A. J. May 29th. They waited at the capital in safety, though it tran-
| hell Hopkins. long, if not quite patiently, . spires from the testimony. of captured
cf for this the first chance spies that bandits were looking for this
1 { of booking to Mombasa since December party on the way to Yunnan Fu. . The —
os i Bea last, At the end they went with only decision, which seemed like a chance deci-
= | | Ha very short notice, and if we were able sion, to continue the journey one day to
be Has. “Heil to state the whole case it would appear a further town rather than stay in the
* } that the opportunity came in a providem place where they first intended to spend
Be Pao tial manner. The brethren have left with the night, was the providential step
< | | the conviction that they are commissioned which saved the larger party, with four
2 et by God for His work in East Africa and ladies and two children, from falling into
ee | 4 that God prepared their way before them. the hands of the robbers. The misfor-
4 The time and place of departure were tune befell Mr. Evans on. his return
ea changed at the last moment when it was journey. He says: “The second day out |
) ' too late to inform the friends previously we were stopped by some fifteen to —
ete notified. Several friends assembled at twenty armed ex-soldiers. Our escort, —
us | the one station while only ‘a very few one policeman without a gun or a stick,
=e were able to witness the departure from could only ‘‘ kowtow’”’ and ask for mercy.
another. Submarine perils never caused We lost all the money we had, several
4 them to waver as to their duty to East articles of clothing, my foreign saddle,
— J Re Africa. Brave among the brave, they etc., etc., but no one of our party was |
= wy a departed with cheerfulness and courage, hurt. I noticed that the men were fully |
. ws pes accompanied on the same train by military armed and decided it would be better not |
ay aM officers who may more indirectly serve to to resist them. Whilst the leader held
| . advance the Kingdom of God in Africa. a pistol to my breast, two or three others __
" cy Let our prayer ever.attend our brethren searched my person and others rifled my ©
me on the sea and in their future labours, boxes and = searched the othér men.
Re : e Pe Within ten minutes
S 4 i is eens ape eas AEE all was over; they |
ma | De Eon eu sees had taken all they |
eS f g ae wanted, and we were |
eo tee ey es Rte, Fagh eaters free to collect up the |
Ba le ky ve a ci gin ee remainder. It might
et a = Se Ae ee
Ha ) \ ay we be serious for all of us. —
idee aR | ~ 0 é wr: a J ‘ A seller of pigs, re-
x Hes HENNE © | — y. a uae fee, aa re A turning fr om the
“i i [. a Nike, at ye Ms : ey cae My lege capital with his
ene Nigh ( fa ee 3 See a ae «=6money, was caught |
eee at Rd Pa ee Sh Wag =oby them at the same ©
mie. Ua ee Ere A “= | We time, and because he |

Py tee: Ha” fe 7, .° Pk Sew ee, = shouted over his silk |

moe tel a .F DS ee ae ver he ‘was badly —
Bc ee i t 294 ee ET all Wes ‘i beaten. We con —

fet ae i wT) — ee tinued our journey, —
/ of att | i si wees a5 oe eee Lit ane s without a s cash,” ae
iat a FT uet wares Mr, Hepkise. sailed, i far as Yang Lin.

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| Before arriving there we met some on the importance of obtaining the Hi it |
soldiers coming out in pursuit of heart’s peace that no band of robbers LTE
| the robbers, “but their arms’ were could take away. We borrowed ‘money i Be HH)
| not. equal to those of the bandits and) from the mandarins for our return ti} na i
-. .. jit seemed scarcely likely they would ‘journey. Two days out from. Tong HEE
attack the superior armed force. Alto- Chuan-we had a heavy fall of snow. The Ht Hi
F gether our losses amount to nearly 600 ‘next day we ought to have rested, but \ | iW WE
dollars (about £120). I was taking 100. I feared we might be delayed for several i Vu ee
- dollars to Hsun Tien, a city to which we days,:so we pushed'on, but had to cross ~ Hi a
cannot remit money-either by bank or post the mountain this side of Lai Teo Po in an |
office, and I had received 200\dollars that the thick snow; in some places it was ae
morning just before starting from Yunnan «four or five feet deep. In consequence Hh i if
| Fu, and seeing we were travelling along of this forced march through the snow: I, Hi iH !
the main road under escort I thought it am peeling now yet another skin from HA i i}
| would be all right to take them with me, off my face—a very painful process. Two TE
especially as I wanted them immediately. days later, just after we arrived at Tong | ee HH)
on my arrival at Tong Chuan. Mr. Chuan, we had another very heavy fall Hi ve wi
Liang, who was. with me, had nearly.20 sof snow.” ES | i wa
dollars, the coolies five or six, whilst 1 This account reflects the disturbed state ; Wi a
had all my road expenses in my pocket. of things in Yunnan due to the numbers th We
| My watch, knife, two pairs of boots, of roaming bandits, and the difficulties Hi Ne a A
two garments, etc., amounted to another under which our missionaries. live and : Hi Hi |
170 dollars. Liang’s loss in cash and work. a He th
; goods would be 60 dollars and .the wenchow At the recent Diploma i ih H
| coolies’ loss about sixteen. We were College. examination eighteen | Ge
thankful that no one was hurt, and Mr. students sat. Seven ii a
Liang preached that night at Yang Lin — passed first-class. ' He | ee
Hepa ne (4 Ti
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| The late Dr. By the Rev. : Wet)
A. K. Baxter. G. P. LITTLEWOOD.” —{/|///|/
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| F character be the final test of life, then tain; and the spiritual world was the s E Hh i ‘te
| ’ Alexander Kidd Baxter stands very near, the real and all-absorbing. Hesat Tak ay i! Be
| _ high. - A conscience educated in a loosely to all things of time knowing that ee i
hard school, but constantly regulated and at the longest their day was but brief, ih He i “s
F corrected by the life of Jesus Christ, was In consequence he abhorred all shams | Hh Wa
_ his hourly monitor. If those whose —men and things ; was impatient of any Pk
names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life are pretence, detested show, disdained the SONEGe Ht |
there for faithfulness in following, then limelight, was downright sincere—in the’, J) {I/) 5 | '
: Baxter’s name is sure to be written original glory of that word. His graces aE
& therein. To him, moral and. spiritual came’first. He was first and foremost a _- i etl
: issues were the only realities. Things good man... - , i eae
seen were temporal—very ; and he lived But his gifts were also of a very high Fi Hite
close to the eternal. Indeed his world order. His skill as a medical-man was, .» | ih is
cp was the shadowy, the unreal, the uncer-- acknowledged by all who knew him. His> a ee Hr
Sena 7 ae ee ee a ee Handy was gentle; .dexterous and, ua= aD
“North China, 1907-15. Was the mis- erring. His diagnosis. and prescription | Wi i
Dre. : nies ef Lao-ling Circuit, when seldom failed. For his work he demanded i Was Hi
y Hopi Meher of the Chu Chia’ the latest and the best that science knew MANILA)
; y were comrades in / “ FHL He as)
' allied service. Mr. Littlewood is now serving and that funds could Des i The Bo i | 1 4 iM
4 his country as Chinese Interpreter, and is ™ost for the highest” was his motto. Be i
| attached as Captain to the Technical Staff. In his judgment a mission hospital in. a aay 41 en }
L in France.—Ep. Chinese town should not be a whit behind = )} Hi at
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>. the best equipped hospital at home. All “‘A Neble Death.’ .
; i oe life was sacred to. him. Chinese were INCE our last issue some particu- |
mye equally God s children, and’ the remark Ss fare Wave ndiine Hom nna LA |
: vy that Such and such was good enough copy of the “Peking and Tientsin
5 if \ for the Chinese” roused lus 1re. Times,’ sent us by: the courtesy of the
mi And his gifts were prodigally expended Rev. John Hinds, uses. the expressive
BN ; 3 y in the interests of Europeans and Chinese phrase above. The Chinese Labour
. 4 alike. One of the finest sounds I ever Depot Authorities say he “fell a victim:
= heard was that of his heavy boot on the — to his humanitarian and patriotic devo-
m stairs after waiting three days with a tion.” The outbreak of typhus came in )
mi | sinking patient. And one of the grandest the middle of February, and it became
; i i sights was his coming into the bedroom necessary to take strong and drastic
Ke ! covered with the dust of a three days’ measures to prevent its sweeping
Bel journey. That was the man, ‘A message through the Depot. An emergency
mae ae for assistance brought him post-haste medical administration was appointed,
=~ in relief through wind and weather, night and Dr. Baxter was made P.M.O.
ae or day. Though I have no details of the Measures, which fortunately proved efh-
i { | | circumstances that resulted in his death, cacious, were at once adopted. While
moa | I have no doubt that it was brought about all the doctors worked with magnificent
is || by this same unselfish giving of himself zeal, Dr. Baxter had to deal with the
Boek for others, Since coming to France I patients before the official diagnosis had
sf have met many Chinese who spoke of his been made. Though knowing the risk
= rl kindness to them at Wei-hai-wei, where he ran he stuck to his work and won the
a he was playing his part in the war by act- admiration of his colleagues, medical
Ss | ing’ as medical inspector of Chinese labour and lay. And, as the sequel proves, re-
a recruits. : mote as he was from the battle-front, ,
eo Whilst he regarded his medical work he was the one to earn the proud though
: : i among the Chinese as an end itself— melancholy distinction of offering up: his
: delighting to relieve pain and distress—__ life on the altar of duty.”
~ it was also as a means to a higher end Writing to her sister-in-law on the’
mo that he executed it. By his help the blind day of his death (March 14th), Mrs.
ao received their sight, the lame walked, out Baxter said: :
ae of weakness were made strong’, the “My darling passed away this. morn- k
5 | : ; hungry were fed; but it was not his fault ing from typhus ‘fever. There was and
| “if they did not go away with a new vision is an epidemic at’ the depot, and he was
y: i of God and with some knowledge of how working so hard because of it that he
: i to walk in the way everlasting also. He caught the infection. He was ill about a
ce ; avas keen in his care that hospital services twelve days and got on well for a while ;
ay i be uninterrupted, that the best men avail- but heart-failure set in and he passed i
% i hae able should conduct them, and that his away peacefully at two this morning.
a | patients should receive individual pastoral The children are keeping up well, and
vs 4 assistance. : we shall stay on here for a short time. 1
se ¢ He looked far beyond denominational , |e? pethaps we ‘shall nO oe
ml wee § . ' and get things settled there: but what
; | boundaries and nothing pleased him more 2 Boi : i
| ‘ : ; . our next move will be we do not know.
; i than. to see his assistants sufficiently We hav Reoee ) . .
re : “ . ety baht» e have to trust to God’s leading, and
mass aa equipped to set up “on their own” in a ae B a it
me te i regions where it was quite impossible for pakke a a : blank I cannot describe.
ona Rs | our Church to go! But he was unsparing’
| i e chp ee eee Deru ores The Committee at its recent’ session |
to have a gospel hall as an essential part he fallen Tee
ee is of his new establishment. paseed: the folowmne cesOluiion'
ery ie In the passing of this still strong DR. A. K. BAXTER. .
By man, the mission has lost an earnest , “The Committee desires to place on
Beh Christian, a highly-skilled physician, and record its sense of the profound loss
Bp | Uke a hard and faithful worker. His loss will which our mission in’ North China has:
mie hel not soon he. made good. ; sustained by the death of Dr. A. K.
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._An ‘Appeal for Medical Missionaries Sea ATE |
Hp Hi
| Baxter. It remembers that it was the An Appeal for Medical (i i i
call of need and suffering in China that a ee i Hi] Hh
led him to place his professional services Missionaries. Hh Hl, | 2
at the disposal of our community, and it By S. GERTRUDE ForD. i | iI ' "3
| recognises the strength of his interest and i Hi | |
ot ee a race co or ne years Q ye who in the fields of Science reap - a i ie
pe Geaunuee aa on with out miscon. Tp 'easures of healing, secret things and deep; i i WW | es
aa el rece a Cae pene Ye whose skilled hands, where fever leaps a
regards the circumstances of his death as to frenzy : i sail
| shaping themselves into a martyr halo, 7 : RAIA
for it ‘was his thought and service for Bestow the baim, distil the dew of sleep ; ( i Hit | :
others that prevented that Gate 10F self Lo, where they walt who in such pangs as'rend ny i | .
that might have shielded him from the Body from soul, find none their need to tend, “a ! |
) PAV ages Ot the pay wien a prowed He also waits who was the Mighty Healer, HY HHI
fatal to so many of his brethren, and now The Good Physician and the sufferer’s Friend. | ey Wl)
| has seized him as its. victim. Hi Hl ie
Deep sympathy was also expressed with To you He trusts the keys of life; your word, Bee ie
Mrs. Baxter and the children. Even as His, the gates of death have heard ; | 4 i ie
, : AeA
The Committee also passed the follow- For you the stek, the wounded and ithe i i i i
ing on Dr. Savin: eae aa
| SA oni BN toh cr Viny é Watch by the pool no angel’s foot has i Whi | es
| “This Committee desires to place on stirred.* i Hi 'e
record its deep sense of loss sustained by i Hh Tt
our West China Mission through the East, west and north and southto youthey turn. i ee
death of Dr. Savin. As a pioneer medical — In Ice-bound wastes and where great deserts i a:
missionary, Dr. Savin gave twenty-two burn i et ae
| years of. his life to the noble service of Fainting they fall; they languish and they Q qi Hi 5
establishing the Christian Church in the perish ; a 8
| province of Yunnan. Both as a doctor They die, wherenone the way of life maylearn. : RH] be
and as a preacher our honoured brother : | He | Fs
dedicated himself with unfaltering loyalty Mourn we indeed the great world’s want and i He le
to the various activities of a missionary. sin : VO Hiya i ce
| Dr. Savin was loved by all his fellow mis- Who see the sheaves it might be ours to win, i We
| sionaries ; he was esteemed and trusted The fields already white unto the harvest, oH tlt Hi || ee
| by Chinese and the aboriginal tribes ; and. The fruits, the grains that none will garnerin; © | AE es
he has contributed by his professional : | i} a as:
knowledge and skill to the amazing And pray, beholding how they drop in dust, — Hie Hi pes
spread of Christianity in West China. Thy labourers, Lord, into the harvest thrust; a i | &
We recognise that his decease must prove Put forth Thy sickle, Lord, and reap and i i ii Ht i Ss
an irreparable loss in the prefecture of garner” — eae th
Chao T’ong. And in our own hands let not the sickle rust ? aa tl | &
“We offer our profound sympathy to Mel a
| Mrs. Savin and the children; we pray ~ Alone yon woman lies, and turns and aches, S| 1 { ik
; that Divine consolation and guidance may Alone yon fevered man, whose thirst none Hl i
be vouchsafed to them, and that God’s © Slakes:— . ot Pa
promises of help in time of need may be Help, ye whose hands dispense the gifts of i Hi (4 Se
all fulfilled in their experience. healing! Pi Hh i
“We also extend our sincere sympathy Cool the parched lip, bind up the heart that a We } He
: * to Dr. Savin’s father, Mr. John Savin, breaks. ath a i
P77 Prd to the other members of the family,” | sstone should gay (for His eye marks the spot Al iH | &
sje _ Where His sheep blindly fall, and dumbly rot): ee Wei i 4
i “Who is there to take up my duties?” “| thirsted, and ye did not bring Me water , al Ht iB
, Said the setting sun. oe Sick was |, and ye visited Me not. : ii Hl i ;
po I shall do what I can, my master, said *“ For an angel went down at a certain sezson into the Te | AT i | it :
| : the earthen iamp. : ¢ pool, and troubled the water; WEBBAE EY thes tet cee fall | i) i i if
| = TAGORE. (Stray, Birds,” “ouapoeveraisacehntadscuminwisr yk 5 oe | ; A} | es
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: | bik By Mrs. R. S. HALL.
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eS an WING to war conditions our Coun- Medical missionaries are urgently needed,
bbe tj) cil did not meet last year; but it and we are fervently hoping and praying
Pod was thought necessary to Call a that others will be forthcoming to take
| bi ia meeting this year, and it was held in | the place of those who are gone. Then
mae | South Street Chapel, Sheffield, May 14th we mourned also the loss of Mrs. Grim-
be Tein and 15th.. There was a good and repre- shaw, an ex-President of the Auxiliary;
a) Hetil sentative attendance, and the proceedings and one who had done splendid service
i _ were marked by the utmost cordiality. in the cause she loved so well. She, too,
| Important matters were discussed. has passed to her reward, and we desire
S | Pt The whole of the meetings were pre- that a double portion of her spirit may
ee oe sided over by our devoted President, Mrs. fall upon each and all of us.
a i aan ‘P.Butler. The Officers were all re-elected, with |
2 I In annual Committee and Conference one exception. On account of heavy |
ee we take stock of the work of the year, demands made upon her time and
i and sometimes this is a pleasant business strength at Edgehill Girls’ College, the
aN ile) and at other times it is not. Publication Secretary felt obliged to seek |
- ee Whee, 2) Happily the reports presented. gave relief from her office after having filled .
a proof of abounding vitality, and that it for the usual period of three years.
i Haiti much good work had been done. There Mrs. J. A. Dobson was elected in her
ada are increases both in funds and statistics. place.
ma ae The total income for the year amounts to Mrs. Craddock, Mrs. Knight, Mrs. |
a fel £4,106, being an increase on the year Hall, Miss Johnson, Mrs. Rushworth,
— 4 previous of £365, and the membership and Miss Grimshaw were co-opted as » |
Biya vem 13,659, increase 484. These increases _ members of the Council; and Mrs. But-
lt are exceedingly gratifying, especially. ler, Miss Ashworth, Miss Johnson and
a | _ when we remember the present difficulties Mrs. Knight were appointed members of |
. AR a in the way of Christian and philanthropic the Foreign Missionary. Committee. :
ES | work. So much is- being done—and A public meeting was held on Tuesday |
aoa rightly so—for various objects connected evening, presided over by Miss Hettie |
Bea with the War, that attention is apt to Green, the speakers being Mrs. Butler, |
pa be diverted from the main business of our Mrs. Worthington and Mrs. F. J. |
pay HN Auxiliary. Without neglecting the claims Dymond. _
eee of a multitude of organizations which are I cannot conclude without expressing
Bete a rendering noble service on behalf of our my sense of gratitude to my fellow-offi-
a ae fighting forces and the whole nation, it cers during the period I have been
lee > dean is incumbent upon us to keep the wheels privileged to serve as Publication Secre-
z eo Ve -of the missionary chariot in motion, so tary to our Auxiliary. I have recéived
Beg i that our Saviour and King may ride to sympathetic co-operation and valued help
Bde i glorious victory among the nations of from all, and it is with keen regret that: 4
ete. 1 the earth. I withdraw from such a happy fellowship. |
Oa > Haare - It was with great sorrow that we lis- But, as explained above, the pressure of
pa: Nain tened to the losses in the mission field of ~ work upon me at Edgehill College makes |
ma atliy such well-known and beloved | mission- this step imperative. However, I shall be |
1 he mat aries as Dr. Savin and Dr.. Baxter. as keenly interested as ever in all the —
Robes) aN They have been taken at a time when work of the office I am about to vacate ; |
hee k ih they could ill be spared, and gaps have - and wish for my successor a pleasant and
oo a been made which will be hard to’ fill. successful térm of service. To the Rev. | —
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pee. Swallow also I wish to render my expected, and then he discovered the i ut
. best thanks for~his unfailing courtesy band came from the United Metho- I We)
: and kindness, and to all who from time dist College—our own students had Hy ay i
to time have sent messages of apprecia- formed a drum-and-fife band and, headed A Wn
tion I am deeply grateful. by the teachers, had come . to, welcome HH qt
I am indebted to Mrs. Chapman for the thet FP uncipalshomey He says: “If I i Ht
following article which I have pleasure in only could describe the din_ they made! Hi Ah |
inserting: : (They had cymbals, too). The captain’s Hi ag
orders could not bé heard at the other i ATH)
MRS. CHAPMAN’S LETTER. ; end of the ship. We arrived about 9.30 i Hi |
z I have been asked to write an article am. Mr. Heywood and Mr. Sharman Hi a: Hi
on our work in Wenchow, but it may had both received a false alarm i) WAN
prove more interesting to hear the latest earlier, and had been down’ at the jetty | Ty
uk news I have received from that far-away since 7.30—however, they had recovered fe Hi
| city during the past’ months. by the time I arrived. I headed the pro- a Te |}
Mr. Chapman reached Wenchow safely _ cession to the College—flags and band HH We iH
on January 11th. He had been delayed and noise (we did not go the shortest Hi qa f
by storms in Japan and so was late reach- way either—a delicate hint was given me, 1 ue i
| ing Shanghai; fortunately just too late which, honouring the Chinese, I was able i Hi i:
| to be a passenger on the s.s. “Poochi,” to see at once). I bowed like a mandarin i Ht 8
| ‘which on January 6th while on its way on the pier and again in the College ° HH i e
to Wenchow was wrecked and over one grounds and then had the students dis- A Wi i it
: hundred lives were lost, including the missed for the day. Examinations begin ul eel
captain, a friend of all the missionaries to-morrow and the diploma exams. in : HREM
in Wenchow. .He was a man ever ready © about ten days.” (See p.79.—Eb.) i ae i
to do us any kindness such as a |
bringing our stores down from e Sp z ha |
Shanghai carriage free. Ri eee He nit a
| : It was a real sorrow to hear of ae oa 4 Pe Ne cg eae He a |
the wreck of the old ‘‘Poochi,” a ees 4i3 Se |
whose familiar blow we eagerly. 4 ; a hl
8 listened for as it meant a mail : i a : [ eh ae
| from home was on its way to us, Aa » i i) if Hi}
and, oh, the joy of it! ‘ a ' a |
“As water to a thirsty soul so ‘ so! I | if. Ht) ee
_is good news from a far country,” — ii, | I | 8
: is the proverb which I remember ; : oF IN alt \ } I ae
seeing inside the British Post ‘ie en ates chs ti el
Office in Hong-Kong—our home [Ria Pa ze ; cic oe a Ee ve Bg
mails were indeed all that to us , Siigthemetae al | la ie ae Hi ii
| far away in Wenchow : now it is es Keil it . " she ei J oe we ‘ a Wi g
my lot to wait at home for the , 4% aM mh ee So Hye heats em: Tee i
much delayed mails tocome to us! Pep aes are x el Set na = eh cil Hae {i
Mr. Chapman saw our friends,’ Bats Fee — Le ee fe a li : iy
| Mr. Redfern and Dr. Stedeford, Eeweemecomenwe 60 a a] Bee eas at mea;
: at Ningpo on their way down— [gs Bs aoa RN ag a i it | “i
the steamer always puts in at. fiewee eee . | Ningpo for a few hours to diss [i a se maae charge cargo, etc. Another day [ie ame = a ae dl ee i
and night brought him to “dear Meee oo o Hep
old Wenchow,” ashe calls it on MA 4g r 2 me Ee el i | |
his first letter written to me. As [ae Pe i oe SS AM ean
| the steamer neared. the Ianding- MM | | seu 40 | |
| __ Stage strains of music (?) were [i [as gg | a
| heard, and my, husband leant’ Qj em yh)
over the sides of the ship to =< . oN eR RRR ee | We Hh
: , see what Chinese official was SOREL ERS PRRaeee ial T. W. Chapman. M.Sc. , i i i Ht iy
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| : | chow, Mr. Chapman tells how one of our church,”
Pe Chinese pastors, Ng Sie Sae, preached a Mrs. Dingle went to’ chapel with a |
i ( characteristic sermon on “I am the Chinese woman whose mother she men-— |
| Way,” in our city chapel; he dealt with tions thus: “Mrs. ‘Ting’s mother was
2 a | we . ° AT
| | maps and charts in a way that showed there this morning, a fine old lady, hale
a i : mi Sea no) Dye
: 4 considerable understanding. and ‘hearty, leaning on her knotted stick.
= a : His account of Dr. Stedeford’s health ‘She is eighty-four years old and has good
: i Laka 7 tos i ole ies - A oy ath
mo | was very unsatisfactory, and so they tried V!sion and hearing still. Mr. Heywood
m i. to secure a locum to give/the Doctor a Was preaching and gave two addresses.
ae: much-needed rest. He was staying at I do not know what he said, but he was
{ Ningpo. listened to with great attention; then
. | | ht Our readers will be interested: to know eae the baptism of a eRe a
me aa Ra that Mrs. Dingle (formerly Dr. Lilian ' Outs ice and the dedication 0
: i Grandin, who spent six years in Yun- er Rie 1 pone ae
sft x " ey . ; S ange o s yy Mrs.
a a nan) went down to Wenchow on February Dj a ; ye ee eG i oe
“ c . g nan, ; &
eg - 8rd to relieve the Doctor for a month. ERT e USP Gr Smee Ae cate
mea | ; x hi Wenchowese, hence her difficulty in fol-
a _She writes that cee eae C ae lowing*a sermon. She could understand
= | 4 ; New Year (February 1 th) only thirty the hymns, as they were in Chinese
e patients remained in hospital, a ONCE A Sharaeter: :
Bt it was over the wards were filling up Before closing this article news has |
is \ 1 , ~ ’ e k
mou rapidly. come of Dr.’ Stedeford’s return to Wen- |
s On February 17th Mrs. Dingle writes: chow, and that he is looking very much Hi
my ed “This morning the city church was very _ better. .
S . crowded, many having come from the Dr. Lilian Dingle was leaving for her
oi country to service. Two sparrows had home in Shanghai, and was expecting to
Ne decided ‘to make their nest in one of the sail from China on April 13th to, come to
1g as corners of the pillars, but after a consulta- England to do war work.
mo) tion they decided to withdraw, evidently May J once again appeal to every indi- |
mY finding the noise of the assembling con- vidual member of the W.M.A. to ever |
an gregation not to their taste! That is a bear in mind and prayer the women of
Si matter which is so different from the China? ;
my ies ; a
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: Halla Ane |
Rev. Robert Swallow, AN APPRECIATION. i ml
if ev. BER We
M.D., Nin&po. 1871—1918. | HENRY T. CHAPMAN. i HH I
The retirement of a distinguished mis- » years earlier Rev. F. Galpin went there, i Hit | :
sionary from active, service is an event of and through some thirty years of splendid a ie |
wide significance. It affects relations and colleagueshipand devoted diversified forms ey Wat.
issues far wider than what is personal of ministry these two did a work which has Hi | | -
and denominational, especially so when few parallels in foreign mission enter- a Hy oe
| that work has been done in a great prise, making their names household fl ah |
country and*~on a spacious scale. Dr. words in the Christian circles of Ningpo A ' i Hi
- James S. Denny says of missionaries: and the annals of their own denomina- i i) Mi i
“. +. They have borne their part in pro- tional missions. \ Both men went out with ‘ vt ve | i ie
| moting kindly feelings among widely on | ee iF
separated races and in breaking down Ea t A fe i Nea
| barriers between distant and alien [Rees ea eh alt | Hl :
peoples; they have struck the note of 4 Hi 1] ott
__ brotherhood—stirring on, the one hand mi WW a
generous impulses, and, on the other, aN . i Hi fe
awakening gratitude.” Missionaries are ae : ie Wi ‘2
_\ Empire builders, not on catastrophic but Gy o> th i Hl “i
on evolutionary lines. They work from 4 A uh i if | i a
; the bottom, and work “in imitation of the ite tam Sa Eh | | i a
: pattern shown, them on the mountain”— j wr t | a: ig
| Mos av We
. even Jesus Christ. | : Pr ) } a Hie Mt
The Conference has graciously granted’ Jaa oe eli Ve
Dr. Swallow permission to retire from the j= iy i Hi
active service of his missionary ministry. a : { BG f He 5
It is gracefully fitting to him and’ our a : EE | W
Church equally, that some words of ap- ee : ee at Ha
preciation should be placed on record, aes i a ei ay
i however inadequate, as he leaves the aa ee i
gee a UP BaLes as) He: leaves esse ee
t field in’ which he has served so long and — aia Sal 3 oe | || iF i :
_with so much distinetion. pas ee » be a | i | ii
: ‘Great Dr. on tere the a Be. ae i ; at t i Hi i 5
Fe . ministry. of the United |gaaas cn Paine ani
. pee: Methodist Free Churches Been es * i We We
in the year 1871, and his first appoint- [iigees he ae ah
eo mee to West Hartlepool. From igus ag ann ee a
a ere he went to Grimsby, 1872, and in SE eT
1874 he went to Nissen China. Seven farshincans tere, elit pee eee 4 fat | i 3
. Aveusr, 1918, : a)
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: i little experience of the home ministry, but To the ministry of “the Word” he would }
ri both were men of great ideas, lofty ideals, add the “ministry of healing’’: he ;
my a great, faith in God and His King- would give sight to the blind, strength to i
= dom and a passionate Evangelical zeal the lame, hearing to the deaf, and healing ;
i Ne which the years have not quenched. © to the sick.’? To one in his position how
mi To grasp the full significance of was this qualified equipment to be ob-
| all this one fact implies, two things tained? Many would have said, “It is
me | must: be clearly visualised: (1) The impossible!” Not so Robert Swallow !
| | distance which. ideas have travelled His two summers in England, in addition
ie ie in the past fifty years; (2) the wear and_ to deputation work, he gave to study in
= ‘ tear on nerve and brain of the Far East London at the Homeeopathic Medical
ms ot onthe average Englishman. It is a great School and Hospital. The rest of his
3 | | record of fellowship, coadjutorship, and medical course was taken at the Medical
me ae - success. _ College and Hospital of San Francisco,
Ss | se where, twenty-six years ago, he had the |
iS | Rank of a By larger ministry we are’ Joy and honour of graduating “M.D.”
ma Larger not thinking of or hinting This was done by devoting the period of
oF j j wees at a ministry with a more several summer vacations in travelling to b
“< | | anistry- august vital centre and and from América and toiling hard while
meet sweep of radius than that which is the others justly rested. It was, an_ heroic
= | Ua very soul of the “Gospel of the Grace of task and costly beyond words to one in \
Bye God.” St. Paul had “a desire to see our friend’s position. But he “desired” i
me Rome.” To what end? It was the the equipment, and for the same great
Bia capital city of the world, and he yearned end that St. Paul“desired to see Rome”
a to preach the Gospel where opportunities —that he might the better serve Christ ! |
Ss) were greatest and _ influence had the During the period (twenty-six years) that. |
ot | | widest field. Dr. Swallow came home the medical and surgical work at Ningpo
eh from China on his first furlough with an was in charge of the Doctor some |
_ oy jl intense longing not for a more spacious 200,000 patients were treated in the dis-
mk sphere of service—the largest in the world | pensary and hospital. This is not a i
a / was already his, but for a fully-qualified romance but a simple statement of fact. :
me i : equipment for an added form of service. It does not stand alone in the records of
a | ee wre ee Tie |
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Ee | : ay (oe ae ti, i ence oe A ee ee 4 i
a haat Lessa aN gtorG a auRiaicages imeem Nena. tbrck RY NOD NR 2 HIN cc ee el i
Ri j } ct i } x-ray apparatus, as taken eut by Dr. Swallow.
me yy a Bh ie Reproduced from p. 272, 1906. f
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Rev. Robert Swallow, M.D., Ningpo TAB Ah
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Christian missions. In the face of such God at a time when great service and : ll
facts, what a miserable and despicable success were opening up to him. Luther, We 1H H
. thing that objection and criticism becomes . distinguished in the law, responded to ta ili
which speaks of missionaries as “para- his country’s call, and paid the full price in a Hi |
| sites” and their work as “soft jobs.” the battle-field ; the eldest (Robert) is with Ty it i i He
Such men and such service are the “salt the Army in France, working among the a aie ik
of the earth” and the hope of civilisation. Chinese coolies. A sad home-coming to Hii i He 4 -
one who himself was broken with long Hi 1 aan
Continued a Every furlough the na and hard service. As lonely as sad! i AA.
Student. tor took in England he Oy friend had to leave dear Mrs. Swal- i Bt
é used all his spare time in joy behind in China. What a splendid Hi HG |
professional study and, professional en- help she has been to the Doctor in all Hi Hi Ae
: quiry. (“What had Western ‘surgery his work, anda splendid worker herself | Hi i
done that was new since he was last at i, jines where woman is supreme, But >. Man i
home? what new remedy in medicine had war js severe not only in what it does, i Ae
been added to the list of healing since his, tin what it refuses. ‘The Doctor See He il ie
, last visit g 7 were his constant and anxious genied a passport for his wife. He came ee
F quest: We have a vivid recollection of home in a coolie ship and ministered to i) Hi B
| one of the Doctor’s returns to China when the hundreds on board and saved them Pi Hii | ie
| taking in triumph with him an X-ray from the stiffering “and misery of enema A Hi i
; equipment !* To a remark made to him dG HeSesEN wemedulenian the Donte Fe Ae
about: affording:” it, his half-scornful p. by research ‘discovered, and of 1 HI | WH
reply was: But think of | what it will which more will be heard in. the future.* EE | ;
BEE, A BOLDIN USi Any OUR SEE a The Doctor -has been. blessed’ with th \ i Hh) 9.
healing in the Far East where suffering splendid health, honoured of God with a : re Hi i es
is SO vast, varied, and acute. Phen it commanding presence and a charm of per- i 4 \&
| was not enough that the Doctor himself sonality above'the average, But above _ i |) i Hi) Be
should Have knowledge and skill and! the everything else he was and is a mission- aa Hi Hi Wes
key to Nature's healing secrets. a one ary, a missionary to the finger-tips, with vi Hl i z
es Pray Be canara ee Ne loyalty which has never faltered, and Hi Hi He ee
Scr eC ao ag Aime, CORSI Geral’ Hur aa taieh ichat sha seieyer failed ; the secret F i He MW ed
ber "at educated and godly young China-" of it all has been and is—love of God and a Hy | ai
men, and trained them and made them 44.0 of man! WERE HT a
cilful i ing: Koya: y RBI | ae
skilful in the healing art, and set the : Hel Hi Hi ae
more gifted of them on the first rung of 2 a A ve
t the ladder for the highest stages of the Presidency. In the year 1897 the An- Hane | i oe
i medical profession. In this sphere alone _nual Assembly did itself Wi | Hi] f
many will live “to call him blessed.” the honour of electing Dr. Swallow to, the 4 i | i) ie
; i high and distinguished office of President. _ | il i Ze
The Pathos of Under the pressure of an Right royally he upheld the dignity of the a it i (| “
His Last Term, Urgent need for someone office and with conspicuous ability dis- i | i ay
i “to take charge of the charged its many and grave duties. oo HE :
f Hospital and all it stands for, and no offer Among our own’noble band of foreign i Hi Hl |
being forthcoming, the Doctor volun- missionaries, the Rev. R, Swallow, M.D., wl 1 Ht
| teered to go out again for a short term will ever take a foremost place, and rel Hi i cs
\ of four years! Brave man; he went, among the many noble Chinese. mission- P| ; ne i
} and stayed info his seventh year! Stayed aries our own band will be among’. the aa rik)
; till he was almost too ill to get home. honoured and conspicuous. ee | {ii mes
That to him was a small matter as com- The members of our home churches, Be | ni
pared with some other happenings. The and the numberless host to whom he has vil ih | |
Doctor and ‘Mrs. Swallow’ God had ministered so helpfully and tenderly in the au i | Hi
f honoured with three gifted sons. Gifted Far East, will, one and all, wish our noble a Wd |
beyond many; each conspicuous in his fellow’ worker a calm and restful even-|) ~) ; Wy Wi
; own profession. Of these fine sons, tide, and then, when the night comes, an i ‘i Wa iH
{ Norman,son-in-law of our honoured friend, abundant entrance into the fellowship of — |) a Hi 1 ) &
Mr. Wm. Mallinson, was called hence of the saints of all lands and of all ages! | th | ag
' Wo i ; HHA er at
*See previous page. _ *See p. 125, 1917. ; i ; l i
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| fl ; see 8 SNe eke ence ean eC aN :
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: | | Secretary’s Field-Slasses. Rev. c. STEDEFORD.
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|| A Preacher I am hoping occasionally source of income for supplying this
oo in Training. to give a brief sketch of | supreme need, and. it is only for our
a the men in China who are friends fully to realize this fact to induce
2 Hee being trained for the ministry in connec- them, to take their share in the endow-
ee | tion with our Scholarships’ Endowment ment of at least one scholarship by each
= | scheme. It is important that our people, of our home Districts.
map| h lici He | hi eel 5 °
ma who are solicited to make this scheme _¢y¥ : : es *
> es. completely successful, should learn from ns nee eg Super
reliable sources, that the students who re See OAS Josep
: + : : . run over the abounding’ fruitfulness ap-
_ receive the training are worthy of it, Wall.” ij Per (ere tole
mye tee and likely to become capable leaders of SAY oe mes He J be
meh our churches in China. Rev. G. W. Sn a Soa Te tt i
es Sheppard sends an account of one of the vempt and no. desire TO. Preskive ah lle
fe scholarship holders in the Ningpo’ Dis- fruits of the mission within denomina-
2 | trict. . His name is Kwo-Pao Gar Tasted tional walls or. mission ‘boundaries.
& of sending an untried student for this Probably as much: fruit spreads beyond
a ‘special training the Ningpo Eeeoutive those limits as we can count within them.
z | wisely decided to take one of the younger How widely the Scriptures circulate and
S | preachers who had proved his ability id oO nae Ie the scope of a hospital's
2 a fidelity in. actual pastoral work. aude influence ! Evidence of this over-the-wall
- ae choice fell upon Kwo Pao Se. He was fruitfulness has recently cheered Dr. |
4 sent to the Union Theological College at BH Jones) at Yung Ping : Hu es f
tlhe Nanking. “He became a Christian in his patients frequently travel long distances 7
. youth and early commenced to preach. to\ attend ‘the hospitals. ue fares
. Eight years\ago he gave up his business says Dr. Jones, * was here for months last
| Hee own che Girone repular preachers.) Joan attending his son (bone necrosis
ma the change involving Ee eate tia dno ig operation) and he recently came from his
ma | AO ; H é P ©" home 100 li beyond the Great Wall with
a per cent in salary. e rendered very | og | hi |
2 faithful service in his circuit and was dhe sole. Object Obs renemine “te ows
ss i ~ chosen for his scholarship as one who had stayed three weeks and attended all the
\ 4} already proved his calling, and who would church ae ee See oa jes j
me | greatly add to his future usefulness by Sey eae Z o at ar ted oy & ae
qi obtaining more education and. training. tures topether (IE cata ee a eae
we ay Since he has been in College he has merchant, a morphia-habit patient here;
2 written regularly expressing great interest returned to Shanhaikuan with the ee eee |
~ a in his studies and gratitude for the oppor- Care, and attends the American Methoc
Re : tunity afforded him. He obtained an ist Church. He spent China New Year
Bo hep tae average of 81 per Bene sit atelecca thie month at Yung P’ing Fu and attended all |
tel ut PO an aHGn at the end of the year church and_ hospital. services, almost '
ee During his vacations he has rendered very Ne the ‘hospital, | encouragine: Pe |
ee ay acceptable service in the churches. ‘At tients and helping us. af ne deliehtéut £0
a a our last District meeting he gave a report see Chinese Christians Lift up the torch
Et of his progress. The Paar ae eee and wave it wide: The torch that lights
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eee tana pleased, not only by what he said, but Times's thickest slaom.~ \
ny ine also by the quiet earnestness of spirit he Safe so far. Our brethren Worthing-
Wed St manifested. He spoke of a growing “pas- ton and Hopkins | had
Be ag sion to win, men » as one of his chief reached Gibraltar on June 14th. They had
boa gains.” . ; safely passed one danger-zone and were
1 ied This is a sample of the material to about to sail upon another.* Mr. Hop-
Dt iit be found in connection with all our kins says: “If it were possible to describe
ee Ws missions in China which by proper train- -the convoying arrangements you would
pa ay _ing may be wrought into a-most efficient agree with me that the odds are no longer
i Hat mative iminisity..: Our Scholarships" p= i. Gao ary ey a |
“a ite dowment scheme provides a_ perpetual seaicre Sule ea eee ley, nae: donded
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on the submarine. A small British sub- ward off the blow and received a deep cut Hi Hi ;
marine passed us leisurely yesterday. The . above the elbow. His assailant was HT A al
captain informed us that this was the one ~ arrested by the Laoling: magistrate, and i Va ' ,
which sank a famous submarine cruiser. Miao had to go to the magistrate to show it Hh
She looks harmless enough. So, however, him the injury. After a long time Miao i) ny
did David! The Rock itself is magnifi- “came to our hospital at. Chu Chia, and a We
cent. At night it is perfectly beautiful. Dr. GosP; Smith found his arm in a very i i ii ti i if
We hung over the. ship’s side, gazing at serious condition. He recovered with a i | ni |
those lights as though we could not drink stiff elbow joint, but in good position. He | itt Hil i i
our fill. So accustomed have we become took great interest in the war services. 1 fi aay |
to darkened streets and carefully-guarded Before he left he told the doctor he had tH Hi Hit hy
lights that we seem to have to persuade pardoned the man who injured him, that el i } HN
ourselves afresh every night of the reality they had got him released from prison, i] i i
of this brilliant reach of sparkling splen- and he was back in his own home. ‘When i ERE |
dour which lies before us. Obviously, Miss Turner visited Miao Chia he at- Hi Hh ml
Gibraltar feels that it has nothing to tended her meeting, and it is hoped he Hi iy MI
eae will some day become a member of our i Hh |
: If all went well our brethren arrived at | church at Miao Chia. | Hl | i S
Mombasa about the time the Conference ie Wt ie
closed. | ell t :
7 OE
‘An Opponent ‘T’he wife of one of the i * a i)
Bears Witness. landowners around Stone Marching to Action. | i }
Gateway, a strong hea- ; ; : ae
then woman who formerly was a bitter pee before me lies the way, : : ; He H
aU ero gs ark stretch the fields to left_and right; BMI MIER A TIL
opponent of Christianity, recently bore IEA AREAAAGIESE Node eS ack i Hl | ie
i S : Ys AMO BER i i
voluntary testimony to the effect of the Yet all te Eastern, sky is bright PURHITALE IH
Gospel upon her tenants. She declared : So quick! the flashes léap-and dies: i We ws
My Miao tenants who are Christians are ang we go marching: silently, Hn i ‘
sober, less troublesome and more trust- Oy» faces to the Basterieny, : {| He 4
worthy than they were prior to their a Hi i
acceptance of the Jesus religion.” How fiercely leaps the battle-roar! t " Hi } H :
As the members of the Sanhedrin saw Yet overhead and all about : Er if i | i oh
the effect of the miracle wrought upon the The night is silent as of yore, ~ Hi Hi bis
lame man healed by the apostles, and | And rank on rank the stars shine out, ~ Hi i at ve
_ could “say nothing against it,” so the With one that flames exceeding bright, _ a / ii ee
bitterest opponents of missions are silenced A lamp of God,‘a living light, al a Hi
when they see the effect the Gospel pro- A benediction on the night. 7 et i es
duces among even. the most degraded oe ra) at *
people. In Miao-land it has laid hold of And near me, on a grassy hill, : a A i Zs
persons who a few short years ago were I see that Form raised up to bless; i i ei
wallowing in the filthiness of drunkenness The Face that knows and pities still Ry i ‘iy i
and nameless sins, and has changed them , ! WO thousand years of bitterness, AE bia
into clean and respectable human beings. oe ON ae Mes eee Sky. a i ate Ai ss
It is in witnessing such transformations ae ee ech 4 5 Feces Ye. MH Hi i ff H i
that our missionaries find their inspira- NEEM TER Nt ee oe ee ae a a Hy
tion and their joy. O Way, dim-seen, my feet must tread— / a ||| ey i
; O Cross beside, O Star before— ul ih i i i
| A Double Miao, a young man from The Spirits of the holy dead me i {
Healing. Miao Chia,* in Shantung, Speak to me as they spoke of yore: mi He |
Guatrelle acy wae AnGihee “Lo, this is what we sought afar, i | Hi] a |
% man who then attacked him with a he End to which all questings are— " : Wai Ht
| meat chopper. Miao put up his arm to aie Wey tite Crossyandetien tne stag a a i
sere eearese Nota China toe racer pie puch ia Beenie (Licata) a ae
Missionary Echo” for 1905, p. 22.—Ep. May 1918. 5 Le ; ; HV i Fi i‘
89 ae
: Minette

yt enae == aR EERO ENET Rate EEE are ‘ : aes
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site cholarships in j By the Rev.
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i Peking University. G. T. CANDLIN, D.D.
7 | | . : : : ;
| HE part taken in the work of Pekin donors in America, England and China. —
aed $ : i : ‘ > o
ae ! 5 University is an increasingly im- Three years ago Mr: G. W. Shealey, of
S| es SE oe § Ys.
oa portant one, as our Mission now California, gave G$4000 as a foundation
S| has in all a total of eighteen students for six schdlarships in the U.M. Mission
E i supported by the Mission besides three at Peking University, and he has remitted
i who support themselves. the annual interest on this amount,
So | ie _ Of the eighteen on the Mission books, G$240 ever since. Three of his ‘‘boys”’
ae however no less than fifteen are -sup- have been placed in the Middle School,
} ported by special scholarships from where they will this yezr complete their
j I * AS the See scheme, fermed by the foreign Mis- course, with a view to taking the Arts
| sions Committee, is being so generously supported by the o 7 7 “. 1 es
m8 ; Districts and individuals, we have asked Dr. Candlin tosend degree and afterwards a COU Sout Theo
vs i , our readers some explanation of the working. This article logy. These three boys have done ex-
Si ' i Bi crowed by others from different parts of the field. tremely well in their studies and are |
* i Pp Mae oe ERO ENS A UN GS MO) ebay aks Sta SR etn 5 Ft Rot i |
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ae ie \ phos Used 6 lee Uh Maegan cana i ae
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| A Poor Man’s Legacy Ht Wi i
responding with Mr. Shealey selves, was a Union especially contem- an HH Hl
! ie esp g x plating the training of Chinese preachers, hl i | | 3
A second batch of five are supported and it was in connection with this that WH | } :
by the Mitton Stewart Fund, of which the Bible Institute course of Tees Hi | i
Mr. J. H. Blackstone is agent. Mr. was established. While this was attache hi Hl %
Mitton Stewart is also a California gentle- to the University it was not considered to th WM -
man. These five boys have entered the be of University Grade. Up to the time Hi Hy eB
Bible Institute during the present term. of union the University had no Theologi- Hi TW
Another Foundation scholarship) was cal School at all except on paper. This i | |
donated by Mr. Chang: Feng Lung, a union is purely between our American ni i | ,
very worthy member of ours at Hsien brethren and ourselves. But'in the mean- He ti i
Shin K’u. ‘It is filled by Mr. Chéng En time a movement for general union of the | ith |)
: Chih, the son of our Chinese theological Missions represented in Peking, Method- a nh |
tutor in Peking, Mr. Cheng Yuen ist Episcopal, London Mission, American ny |
Hsiang. One scholar more is supported Presbyterian and Congregational has i ; | ie
| by Mr. Midgeley. And one for Ningpo been consummated. In connection with HA Hi ie
and one for North China have been se- this general union a higher Theological | Nil aS:
: cured by the secretary in England and and _ post-College Course — has _ been i | i ie
apportioned by the Committee. In addi- founded. The New University buildings ae Al i] ss
| tion to these, the son of. one of our have yet to be built and will probably i ! Hi i ee
preachers, Su Tien Po, is being: supported occupy the ground between the present : Hi | i &
entirely by Dr. H. H. Wang, of Tang- Campus and’ the City Wall. We are in- el ty ih 5
shan, who is himself a graduate of volved in this Union as a party of the a HE iit
Peking University. staff of the M.E.M., and our. student ue Hi le
a It is desirable that the readers of the from Wenchotw will complete this course i ve Me
Ecuo should understand that as a matter at the end of next term. We devoutly i Ha | es
of fact we are concerned in two Union hope that Foundation Scholarships suffi- a Hn ik
: arrangements in Peking. The Union cient to enable us to maintain a total of i a i) ie
| established formally in 1913 between the at least fifty scholars. for the entire Mis- ui all H on
Methodist Episcopal Mission and our- sion will be forthcoming. i Ht } | ca
i) a
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— Legacy. Rev. W. RUPERT CLARK. i He
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NE item of interest in the current aged widower, _living alone, might ~ ae Hi / ie
9 Missionary Report* deserves ‘a probably be nearing the end of his re- i a cs
word of comment, that of the sources, and I was deputed to ascertain | i it a
legacy of Mr. J. J. Galliard, of if he would accept some aid from the ri Hand
Jersey. Mr. Galliard was formerly for Benevolent Fund. With simple dignity il he! Hh as
some years the faithful chapel-keeper at and faith he told me the manner and) a | il
Great Union Road, and in that capacity cost of his living.’ He computed that a ne
won general esteem. He was a poor - with care he had enough to supply his ai ie Be
man, earning only a modest wage, yet simple wants for two years, and ee vi A :
| his generosity in giving out of a scanty that period, as always, he was in the at ee
_._ store was a marked trait of character. Father’s care. He did not live many ail ln
Deep piety characterised him. In late months after that conversation. ail i ie
| _ years he was almost stone-deaf, and was After Mr. Galliard’s death, his executor | ail Ht Hh .
thereby debarred . from profiting «by found in a drawer, carefully: wrapped in a | 1 ee
attendance at public worship, but he kept paper and marked for some philanthropic Ais i a A
the inner flame of. faith alive by private or religious purpose, several small sums 1 Hl Hi
| devotion and the reading of good litera- of money, such as 2s. “for the Jews” ; any HH &
| ture. During my ministry in Jersey, the’ 2s. 6d. “for China,” etc. And in his will ah ine ig
leaders of \the church feared that this he had made a bequest to United Metho- ae i i
Cee Sh ISIN SIs ie ist, Mussions.,.), When ‘all -his effects ‘were sal He
woe al i |
} et { i Bet! eget
‘ HO A : tat riot

i aan Fs y = ; : = “ wes ES HERNC CREE IRL eS Sue SSS x ies s =e i : Mg
a Ei |
= | . A Prisoner in German East Africa
realized the total sum was small, yet £54 filled with the “winged odours ” of such
has been paid to our Legacy Fund. This endless wealth of love! We may say of
a ' is a real love-gift, only made possible by such pperistable devonen oe oon )
| frugality in living, which represents Smetham said of Mary’s self-sacrifice :
| savings spread over a whole life-time. In | “We smell on earth its fragrance still, |
| it is concentrated the essence of innumer- Tt curls and Wwreathes on ene hill ;
= ; able self-denials, and it is fragrant as ‘the Pare a cnciar ates
2 perfume which escaped from the broken It filled the ample house of time
ee alabaster vase. May our Church be And every golden hall of heaven.”
| Se = ae |
be { . e@ e
s | , A Prisoner 1h A Story of German
mite § Mendacity and
_ German East Africa. African Faithfulness.
43 | MONG other recruits for Missions yond endurance, gave way, and stated |
a | A who were engaged during the it was true. This gave the Germans what. |
xe | visit of myself and Mr. Stewart they wanted, and he was produced as a~ |
o to Australia (in 1892) was a young man witness against Mr. Doulton and his
. | called Doulton, a connection of the comrade. But when the poor fellow saw
> een Doulton ware family. He had been led them standing before the judge as accused
ee | to Christ at a Bible class conducted by criminals, liable to be shot, his conscience |
= an ardent advocate of missions, Mr. smote him. .“But did you not tell us so- |
a i C. R. Walsh, and he was one of the first and-so?” asked the presiding. officer. |
S i q inquirers to speak to me about missionary “Yes! I did,” was the bold reply, “but |
14 service. He eventually joined the C.M.S. it was a lie; they never, taught us those —
my in German East Africa, and there he- things,“and now you may kill me if you
a worked zealously as a layman for twenty like!” Happily the judge wished to pre- _
Be [— years. He was then ordained for the serve the appearance of justice, and ad-
7 ' ministry, and was appointed secretary of journed the trial for further evidence : and
~ the mission, as being a ‘recognized and’ before it could be resumed the British and
a valuable leader. Belgian forces suddenly appeared and the |
af | aT ,When the war broke out, Mr. Doulton Germans were beaten back, and they left |
ae ity and his wife were interned, with several the captive free. ;
mel other missionaries, and they remained That poor African Christian, and the
mo prisoners two years. Towards the end of others who never even temporarily failed,
ees | that time, together with a brother mis- pelonged to no highly-civilised race like
Bea: iH sionary, a Canadian, he was suddenly the people of China or India or Japan.
7 charged with having taught the African They came from one of the quite un- _
Rc li converts to be disloyal to their German Givifised and unorganised tribes, with,
cae rulers. Hitherto he had been on ex- orieinally, no religion but the fear of evil |
> | hie tremely good terms with the authorities spirits. Could there be a more convin-, |
who had interned him. What was the — cing or touching illustration of the power
ey sy evidence for the new and unexpected. of Christianity ? “
a I charge? There was none. The enemy |
ne Nts had induced certain converts to bear false From “Recollections of a Missionary
ms iti witness against the missignaries, and on Tour.”” Dr. Eugene Stock, €.M.S.,
i their refusing they had” beaten them in “The Missionary Review of the
eA ni, cruelly. At last one man, tortured be- World.” —
ee Pate 92 {
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The Missionary Prayer Union (| rit H
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©ur Missionaries’ - | i | |
e e e ee a
Literature Association. By THE EDITOR. Pa iB
“O the little more and how much it is! still receive their Connexional literature, ' ih Hh i
O the little less and what worlds away; and a few other things directly negotiated eR Hi
| Poe sound shall quicken, content to at their request. To this the Postal Cen- HL i vy |
“Or a breath suspend the blood’s best Sf has given Consents But I have had if 4 Ht |
play, to ask all the friends to discontinue their fe i / HI
And lite be a proof of this.” weekly and monthly gifts, which we know f i We Hl
' “By the Fireside.” have ministered great pleasure to the re- Hi a Wi
OMEWHAT to my surprise there Cipients. We regret this not only for ; Hal i Hi
S has been no reference to this their sakes, but for that of the senders, PHTTE i
association in the pages of this to whom, as many a time testified, it a ih I
magazine since December, 1902. Refer- has become a real labour of love. ty ih ae
| ring to this I find that the above stanza | Happily, East and West Africa are iS il 5
) ef Browning’s was quoted as expressive Ot affected by the order, as they are in ap We |) a
of the association’s significance. I use British territory. — , al i il
a it again with the same idea. The article It only remains for me to say two Ae Hi | i| A
was written’ by request of my predeces- things. If the friends of missionaries Hi HI Nh)
sor, the late Rev. Joseph Kirsop. desire from time to time to send i Bae Hi
I say “somewhat” advisedly, because specially-needed books and papers they ui | ru
it was my determination when called to Should communicate with the \ Rev. CSM REE HHT
' succeed Mr. Kirsop in the early months Charles Stedeford or me, and guidance ae ai i
of 1906, to avoid using the EcHo as a will be given. It can be done partially, Bit Wh i]
| buttress of a movement, which by pure but we must respect the order largely, bi an i i
accident became combined in one indi- 4S One of its objects is to reduce ton- Hi 1h ie
viduality. For one thing it needed no Mage. Further, I have been greatly. in- ay qi |
| support: it grew of itself through the debted to the Editor of the “United i) Me ti
f years, and quite sufficiently for the time Methodist” for the privilege of drawing anne | iG
available by its secretary in a busy life. @ttention to this vital matter in , the | We i a
For another thing, there has always been quicker way a weekly paper allows. eit i Me
I a crowd of material waiting for admission within the gates of our missionary monthly. e e A | #3
But thece has come a crisis, which The Missionary i i |
5 affects thirty of our missionaries in one 4 : nT al
great part of the world. The announce- Prayer Union. a Wi q :
"ment by the Post Office of restrictions in A Union of Spirit and Purpese at At At HH
the sending of packages to certain father than in Organization. ay ue
countries was to be expected. The pre- Hymns: i aa A i ze
vious restrictions (1915) did not touch “OQ King of kings, O Lord of aa a rie
our missions; as. the public was slow to hosts... .” : HA Hil
see, and some newspapers were wilfully “Light of the lonely pilgrim...” it Wh
blind, for an obvious reason. “Father, who art alone...” > as alee Tp Hi
. But at very short notice, ‘an Order has “Lord and Saviour, true and kind . .” piel ne hii be
been made by the Army Council, under © (558 U.M.S.H.) . a Wi Ha
Regulation 24b of the Defence of the August 4. The fourth anniversary of, ernie (a it .
' Realm Act, and taking effect May 27th the War. Dan. 9, 1-21. y ea '
last,” which, to be brief, excludes China August 11. For the re-opening of the na ay i
from the operation of this association work of the Rev. R. T. Worthington at et HY a
unless a special permit be obtained. That Meru, and the opening of that of the i : i i HH} |
permission has been secured, but such Rev. A. J. Hopkins at. Mazeras. Pp. a Ta i:
concession cannot be made to private 54 and 59. Acts 13, 1-13. ie M4 i
friends who have been generous enough August 18. For our fallen heroes and - a i i i i .
! to post to a missionary in China a used those still fighting. 1 Tim. 2, 1-10. feet Hy : i
Newspaper or magazine. By the permit August 25. Wenchow College. Prin. ETNA i 4
_. obtained our missionaries ‘in China will T. W. Chapman. Pp. 37-42. Isa: 35. ei Hn |
93 ve il i]
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aie Missionary The International Review
Poy Mi 5
. Bookland. of Missions
ee We welcome the July issue, and rejoice Sane and timely is the article by Henry ©
i | how well ?. is sustained in these times. T. Hodgkin on “The Functions of ag
a The way to appreciate it is to read it from Foreign Mission Board.” One can fancy
mm i] cover to cover! A singularly severe a twinkle in his eye, old secretary |
mii | article (on the writer) is that of Mr. as he is, as he says, “It should never
=i D. W. Lyon on “A Missionary’s fight be forgotten that the board is the child ©
om) i for Spirituality.” Richly autobiographi- of the missionary, and not the missionary
i ia : ann : ; aN
ma | Bible study I discover that they ae Space forbids further treatment. Suffice
: closely linked to those which mark MY it to say the missionary student can
2 | fight for spirituality.” He first mistrusts afford to have this quarterly but cannot
a his emotion and turns to faithfulness : Wellidford to becwithout it
mi he fears he thus drops into formalism,
ea | Z rns intell alism : then dis-
ie and be mrs toutletuaan eh 4S Nam. cla oni Marant
2 matter of conduct and yet “to be good (Bymipe fer DiNive Were v ie?
ma | | Hr : ae Peed tr estaacaa casey “¢Cathekithima kis Nteto Murunéu.”’
| is not necessarily to be spiritual. He (a Catechism )
o finds his greatest inspiration in studying eS Bie ete
a | : wos ela We are glad to see the first-fruits of
ae the Bible as a book of religious experi- , ike Danes Leni
- « P. Br Mr. Worthington’s shaping of the Meru |
| ence, and thus he “hopes to transmit the ate i Bec ;
mf ; ak : : ~ Janguage in these two booklets, printed
o dees oh ae oa PCRS BIB Ad SU Ce) and issued by our Publishing House
ae human ‘heart with which he holds fellow- <7 7" - as OB oy ee
2 ship.” We shall treasure them. We give a
é i i A cys ? S i a transla i h
SO “The worth of an African,” by the ee oe A pee De ols
| : Rev. Robert Keable, is a clear call to the» SIStY Aymns In lhe t as
S recognition of psychology as a big, if not » : ;
: the biggést factor, in African missionary There is a Green Will.
a : work. He would not only “put in,” but 1, KULAJA kuri kalima, Akwe na ntura, |
a “draw out.” “We have unromantically Nio Mwathani okenya, © Ambirwe mutene. |
ee supposed that the best we could do with 2, Tutingiumba kumenya —_Uria nyamarirwe, |
my : the African was to make him a kind of Nanitwije niuntu bwetu, | Anyamarirwe. |
Soha English Christian, or perhaps, an ‘early si tat ai etracie niiatne
. pee ety ” e . , Lontu, bw Yi , D ;
as) nero, y Syoulp SRO ane the Na tharike ntheru yawe, Niutuonoke.
ee African an African Christian than either.”’ ; :
Ry Fs We see the trend, and right ably is the 4, Na gutiungi tiga We, Sen Ure a
3 | 1 appeal made. Nowe Wenka wombire, ontu bwakwagira |
a ae ‘Financial Administration in the Mis-. 5, Aratwendamono mono, Natwi tukamwenda,
= sion Field,” is surely laboured. It is by Tumwetikieni tiurongo, Na turi bawe ma.
ae is an expert, and the subject is vastly im- AMEN,
= | portant, but there is a frequent state- ieee
| ! ment of truisms, as, e.g., ‘The account
i La books of the various stations should be Mache
: i uniform and simple.” A fine article Told bya Medical Missionary.
: nevertheless for secretaries and treasurers A native chief captured several women,
ae at home and abroad. eee and pointing to his gun said, “If there
ied ATR A simply delightful article is “‘Steven- js, 4 woman here who dare to say ‘she 1s ©
Ades | son’s Ideal Missionary,” by the Rev. 4 Christian, I will shoot her on the spot.
oe | . Edward Beal. One sentence follows well. Now, who is a Christian?”
7 the call of, Mr. Keable, “The ideal -mis- One woman held up her hand and
= sionary will not aim at any apology for 4:4 «] am.”
Bi unity along the lines of exclusion, but at Ni 5 iSeip ee 3 e
Pe ¢ f . : , Stand out here,” said the chief, an
i a that truer unity which embraces that h ie stepped gut he said; “Vou mame
mm || ti which it hath and is thankful.” ED Solos nar 2
: alae go free; you must be the real thing. |
~ a i \ * Oxford University Press: 8s. per annum. “The Missionary Voice.”
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By Mrs. J. A. DOBSON. | iW
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b Last month Mrs. Hall said farewell to our other, but we know) God gree nate i Ht HT
| readers, as editor pf this section. No one ur Saviour, and the common bon a
could have been more helpful, im what was prayer and service makes us intimate. a Wi ! oe
| to het, as to us, most congenial work. For ach feels the throb of the other’s heart, i iy | |
| three years she has rendered us, as a eee and we are akin, “bound by gold chains Hi i i Mh :
t eX t service; but we know most o he oy eae
tas involved, in the midst of her duties about the feet oF God Gee i ie i a
(and her sorrow) at Edgehill. She has the I have no foreign news as yet, because 1 a
b Master’s reward. ‘ I am writing these lines a month ahead a ih oe
| « i : thouch trodden below the in response to editorial appeal. So will i HEPA i i
: Peds oe not; thoug you go with me to a little house a mile We ' At 1
Bee ee for ever.” or so from here (Sandown) within sight ae
ie aa : and sound of the sea. Some of you will ne | | Hh at
We cordially welcome Mrs. Dobson. She know ‘it very well. ‘ ni il ; 1 i 4
_ will win all our hearts by her first ccntribu- A dear little woman lives there. Yes, _ ie | il i i
tion. Ep. she is old, three or four years over ae
eighty, but you scarcely ae ua mi ie I i le
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N taking the pen for the first time in think there is a little Frenc Oo | : Hi | i ee
| a new work, I must admit the pres- \ il 1a | ee
sure of many. mingled feelings. It i : a Vi ile le
is not easy to begin—I hope it may be | heat | Hil HH a
| better as we go forward through the Bt Wak ei wy
year. Yet it is a delight to have a place = _ in the Ecuo, and to speak straight from y ot os Vl ve i ris)
the heart to those ‘whose deep sympa- F See Sind al He |
; thies with China and Africa unite us all ot = oe | i; i
in one beautiful fellowship. 1 rejoice in ee is ne il Ht i a
this opportunity for further service, and Aa eet - f a i i / ze
1 thank my women comrades _ who ' bp Gilly ; : oa 1] i g
opened the door for me. ee ie So vie mt ie
As I commence I confess to a strange Me “ea, ay He i 3
feeling of awe and wistfulness. I. may ——_ a) || Ht Hi
do something to strengthen the link be- fe eae “Se : wet Hie ie 5
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_ glorious thought of future service there Ne Ths eS ae AS | . aut Hil i win
| las come a prayer. God help me to use | Vii. AU ee
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“word may help, and not hinder, the ae a Dee dS ae c a Wt i | i
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; coming of the Kingdom of Heaven. : eo ‘ ee ra ; Hei} Hl oe
Dear sisters in missionary service, I . ; ‘ eu i N|
am praying for you, and I know you are , ! ah i : | |
Praying for me. We all join in deep-felt, an iH i) i
ee simply-expressed petitions to the Father- f : : ia v a i 5
God for His children in the far-distant Mrs, J. A. Dobson, : aay ee
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s her veins, she is so vivacious. Her spirit she gave to her son,* and which through
: | is always in excess of the strength of her him has, under God, conquered so much
ce | | frail body. The first time I ‘heard her of evil and misery and sin in North-West
~ | voice was in prayer in a country chapel. China. She and her daughter live in
| She was then a stranger to me, but she Brading, I.W., and she still takes some |
sei prayed, oh, so lovingly, so intelligently part in the work of home and church, |
2S (knowing all the difficulties) for the new The preacher is disappointed when
ea | minister’s wife. I said to myself: meena eros of weather or oe
a | a ae see » health she has to miss a service; her
ee That is Mrs. FollarG, Sams EEGs presence and her prayers are always such
i There was no possibility of mistake; 4n uplift. She has known many sor-
: | she could not have been any other rows, but she bears them all bravely. |
| Me woman. After the prayer, I-gripped her The wife of a minister in the old, harder
a ul hand over the back of the pew; we were days, the mother of a pioneer missionary
ei vat friends at once without another word. and other splendid sons and daughters, |
si i Sam’s Mother! One dull wintry morn- she is now a widow indeed and a true |
ce ing in 1915, my husband and I walked mother in Israel.
3 | sadly and slowly \to the little house by Friends, I am proud to have known
ee fata a the road-side. How could we face it and her, and I am right glad to take this
Beith her? We were the bearers of awful opportunity of introducing her to you. In
ei | tidings. Sam was dead, and we were your next prayers remember the mothers
— there to break the news to_ his mother. of our missionaries. They are a noble
eS y It was an unforgettable day indeed. Her band of women to whom we owe much |
% | mother-love divined the worst before we ; more than we shall ever realize. These |
ai could put it into halting words. are the days when through national stress |
a .. “Don’t tell me Sam is dead,” she. the mother-heart of England has been |
| eried. ‘God could not let him die just wrung in anguish again and again. In
yet; no, He could not!” giving her son, the true mother gives a
sf But before we had found the necessary Patt of herself. Who can estimate what
mh words, she knew that her son was dead, Mes Cee: Empire owes to-day to. the |
BEd vane “chow OF ain old: sad cay) Of pain mothers ? This is as true in the Chris- | i
ce : Biled the voon: tian ministry as in National Service, and
ee ef ; a, perhaps the supreme Sacrifice is made |
ml, Oh, Sam, my boy! my boy! when, the boy goes‘to Africa or China.
me | : Our only refuge was in prayer. We Three of our beloved missionaries have
2 : all knelt and sobbed out our heart’s: pain recently laid down their lives in service on
ae aH and bewilderment to our Father-God. our Eastern Front, and we at home are
: 4 We could not understand ; we could only praying earnestly for other workers to
a7 acquiesce. For -one sad, awful moment take their places.
a the mother’s faith, shaken to its very Will all our mothers join with us in
Ee i foundations by the shock to the mother- prayer? God may ask you to train. your |
| love, lost its grip upon God. She could jittfe one for His service abroad. If you |
Ss . not trust the Divine Love that had taken pray with us, you too will presently be
= Wee her dear, brave, strong son away from willing to give up your boy or girl for
bi) i Yunnan and service. work in crowded China or lonely Africa,
5 “No, no,” she protested. ‘‘God could .or to help some other mother to make
a Hy not take my Sam away from China.” the sacrifice.
et Wahi But her life-long faith conquered ‘even “Sam’s mother ’’ is’ praying—for us,
in the travail of agony and tears. Sam for our missionaries, for our ministers. —
mee Wa truly is not dead; he has only-entered oe ee in prayer, and her special |
my the higher service of Heaven. plea is for more workers for China.’ Can |
= Hea She seems older now; more frail and W& 40 something to bring the answer
ats Hin worn, the burden of life has grown ‘'° her prayer ?
| He / heavier. But. the indomitable spirit re- ee Annie E. Dopson. _
a hah | mains, that brave, strong. spirit which nists cole oR eee Ret ny ae
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