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Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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

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

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

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NORTH CHINA. Prayer Union ...8. 26, 60, 65, 88, 114,
Tong Shan College. F. B. Turner... 71 122, 172, 200, 205, 231
Medical Work. Dr. G. P..Smith ... 75 . Review of Annual Report Dr. Snape 10
s The New Chinese Script. Dr. G. P. With the Committee. Editor... 115, 231 ;
: Smith ... Ss ze be. ... 75 Resolution on Rev. H. T. Chapman... 138
< A Hospital Incident. Dr. G. P. Smith 121 Missions and Labour. S. J. Gee... 15 A
, Women’s Auxiliary ...18, 38, 58, 77, iw
i SOUTH-EAST CHINA. 98, 118, 138. 158, 177, 197, 217, 233
S The late Dr. Swallow. G. W. Sheppard 6 Students and the Call. W. Paton... 29
s Resolution on Dr. Swallow. Editor 18 The Observatory 31, 78, 91, 155, 178, 229
s The Cry from Wenchow. W. E. Soothill 21 Young People’s Pages :—
Si Due-Oe, the Broken Altar. T. M. Gauge 36 A Penny, a Day... sak Pared :
ks Wenchow Summer School. J. W. Hey- A Meal in Miao-land ee 37, 146
Mn os WOOK: © 12: rts Ses oe Sehee 00 John Chinaman’s Bamboo Seen 40)
SS My Call to China. W.P. Bates, M.A. 87 Woon Jo. A. E. Dobson ... Spael9 {
aS Deep Charity. J. M. Blake tu OS
SS WEST CHINA. Whieh is Rohe ee SOs ‘
. A Missionary Wedding. Mrs. Dobson 58 Miss Armitt’s Letter eee £3100 (
we _ Reply to Open Letter. F. J. Dymond... 64 Bring-Brother a a Spec ebm A
oy Re-opening Yunnan Fu. F. J. Dymond 81 A Miao Sunday School... sees k60 a
ee Letter from Tong Chuan. F. R. Lena Makes a Game of it ... we LOD ;
mo Craddock a ee By Seca O4 Prayer of a Horse ... ine aes 200
ma). «Samuel Pollard, Jun. :.. ee ... 100 A New Mayflower Voyage ... Sea
Sa Miaoland Wanderings. H. Parsons... 101 When East comes West. Mrs W. E.
as A Weelz with the Bible. F. J. Dymond 120 Soothill oe a fe re al
ee Nosu Interviews. C. E. Hicks ... 181 Four Songs of Balaam. Alfred Bromley
Ss _ Homely talks from Miao-land. Mrs. 51, 116, 198, 226
é Parsons ant a eat ... 233, The Prime Ministers’ Message .-. cenit nl OD
aS EAST AFRICA. - > The Se ous one Fes, AS ¥ Be
i Reply to Open Letter. R. T. Worthing- The Emancipation of Women. Mrs.
Se ton Ee ats ee as bate SO Chu 2h se is ae Ste tadt
ie The Native in East Africa. F. Mim- ‘The International Mind ue iscih 00
=e i mack \.<.. siote Sos ste 131, 143 Mary Slessor ok a Soya 83 5s
— Golbanti and the Tana. A. J. Hopkins 168 Student’s Demonstration. Editor ... 92 Z|
oe My Plea for Africa. B. J.’ Ratcliffe.:. 221 How we do it (Arclid). Miss Young... 95
| “7 Facts and Figures He a mye 96
WEST AFRICA. Our London Meetings. Editor i106
er Rev. T. T. Campbell. A. E. Greensmith 27 Preparation of Missionaries... este Ll
~ Valedictory Address. A. E. Greensmith 48 China in 1919. Lady Hosie .. we 118 %
a Rev. J. M. Johnson, M.A., Editor ..... 55 Chinese Art. Editor ... Be 126, 155 ~
So Mendi Folk Tales. A. E. Greensmith 88,109 New Missionary Horizons. Basil
ie Palm Kernels. A. E. Greensmith ... 151 Mathews vic oe se oor pale
ee. “Why Il go to West: Africa W. S. The Story of Litsi Sore. M. Nether- ;
es Micklethwaite 3; ay -. 206 wood ... es Sih 129, 152, 189
f Cost of the War ... Pe ee ft skoO r
a HOME AND GENERAL. China for Christ . Editor | 2. ... 188 ie
The President’s Message. J. Moore... IN Mighty Tomes ©... =... nee we 140, zs
_ . The Secretary’s Notes...2, 24, 45, 66, An Opportunity for Invalids ’... . 140
f + 84, 108, 123, 144, 164, 183, 203, 223 Fruits of the Spirit. ‘‘ Russell Scott.” 171 ae
4 _ Missionary Aeroplane wee bu. , 8, 69; 124 | A Lady’s Watch. / G. H. Kennedy ..... 196 |
= Missionary Meditations :— Wanted, ‘Christian Nurses aS ... 174 |
eee Jo Job. 4 ee 56 i .. 7 Livingstone. College a oh oak TD i
a R. H.. Kipling a aS .. 380 Chronology of our Missions... 3, 146
a W. R. Britton ts nee .. 54) Edinburch 1910: Geneva 1920. Editor 37 Jy
ies F. H. Robinson —.... Ae 10) Dr Duff’s: Prayer. ai see CeeeLOO wv
ie Thomas Fish ae ae ... _ 97 What is a Medical Missionary? ... so Nec OT
tee Walter Hall ... 5 fae .. 186. The jJate Dr.. George Packer G..
Pec J. E. Swallow Facet ee LDL Eayts ... se Act Pes 36 201
bese W. Tremberth a ee ... 186 Moslem Missions So a 202 :
kes H.\ J. Shingles se gt +s 214 The Pilgrim’ Way (‘‘ Mayflower.}’) ... 210
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He One of God’s Saints. Donald Fraser: 215 OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS.
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The Master’s Method... as 230 NORTH CHINA. . |
i 5 7 Chinese Script... Se ee SEL +
‘ EOE ARY: Dr. Smiths. Pationt te oe ats dee {
| The Messengers. H. J. Horn ue 8 Rev. J. Hind’s Ciass... ai ie ana |
Miss S. Gertrude Ford :— River Scene Pi ere Seon
The New Year ae ae ae 9
The Voice of the Winds ... Se RAOU, SOUTH-EAST CHINA. ;
A lost Lamb in China... + 83 High Street, Ningpo ... ie ee 6
i In the Peace-field ... tee ». 172. Canal at Wenchow ae SE eA 3}
Sy, The Song of a Nation (Mayflower) 207 City Chapel at Wenchow ee ae
The late Miss Elizabeth Taylor :— Scene at Wenchow ny ae eee De
New Year’s Song ... 7... see 9 Enlargement of Ningpo College ... 46 |
Easter Song ... te toe --- 65 Wenchow Summer School ve Oe |
: ‘My Dream... vote see -. 108 A Road-side Shrine in China ... Sa |
. Your Father Knoweth ...—.... 167. Morning Prayers at College... ve L44o |
The New Year. Laurence Binyon ... 9 é
Life Sacrificial. Edward Shillito ... 20 WEST CHINA iS |
| The Broken Altar. W. S. P. W. ...° 85 o> Tas iet : |
The Christian ‘Fatherlahd. «Amdt... 117 yee) A ee |
: Folk-wanderings, Alberta Vickridge... 140 \Jja0 Women and Children... yee 899
t The Mayflower. C. Ellison ... 1 200K “Nftag ato Broaletast 10d |
A Kove, Hope, Light. * M: Netherwood :...'231 - S7intanl Bik latenor of Chucks “| 498 |
1 Outward Bound. Whittier... S236 Bridge at Kiang-Ti a i SA toa oa
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REVIEWS. Nosu Enquirero ... ap. ee NOS Et oe
The Nazareth Programme ee .. 14, A House at Long Sea ... weet ae 187 j
International Review ...26, 100, 176, 220 Junior Patients at Tong Chuan... 219
St. Sophia ... bi ae peatees SCENE BD
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- The Truth of Christianity ... ». 84 People of Meru ... oe WN SOR SOM
A Tale-that is Told ... we ... 86° School-girls of, Meru... oe: Seas Sc
The White Knights... we .. 73 — Rev. J. B. Griffiths and Family Seo Oia
Mrs. Allbrook’s Twins ... oo v.44 Y.M.C.A. Nairobi ne oe ... 132 Saad
Palm-nut Valley .... Yay ans MGA: Market Scene ‘at’ Meru ... eee wet PLA | ote
Heroines of India ... os ak .< 87. Av Native Hut)... a Fe ... 184 |
British Methodism sa st .» 105 A’ Malagasy Child are Bs Sess Ds ey!
hr Psalms of Maratha Be we 105, 154 hes
oh Hudson Taylor... at ae <(secd SY WEST AFRICA. :
The House of Transformations a IBTNS Sols at BAA AS) oon ae eae On |
; Called of God ps cos ree .- 156 Street. Coner, Freetown si ere 49 i
Africa: Slave or Free .... 32 OIA Nem di Wout ‘ 89
The Wise Beasts of Hindustan Pee LLG Mendi AWWaree babies oS iS we 110 ee
‘ Reminiscences of a'Sister =... 176 - Mendi Chief and Attendants... 1, 149
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‘\ Rev. John Moore, President ... a 1 HOME AND GENERAL. :
Dio be Alea By ie eee pil Set en. Gall ¢2,o, Shi iueann cs Be eS 2
Rev. F. R. and Mrs. Craddock: ” .. 85 Gethsemane a Ee Sy ts J
Revie (Be Grifiiths: 2 ie ... . 67 . Cost of Silver (Diagram) ry vue aoa ;
' Dr. E. T. A. Stedeford ... Re ... 85 St. Sophia, Constantinople 2 \ 32, 38 ise
Rev, W. P. Bates,’ M.A. sw. 4.1. 87 Chinese War Interpreters es ri Ak Ee
; Students in Manchester ... ete ye Gans Sunrise ae ey oe Mes ee ROD, }
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L uUnrIse On The President’s :

the Mountains. Message for 1920. :

fi E DESIRE for you and your readers panding life of our mission stations. It
oe | the joys of recollection, and fer- is not the failure we have to face, but ~

oF vently pray for your increased suc- success ; not contraction, but expansion ;, °

cess. We ate confronted by difficulties not indifference on the part of the people, ;

4 at home and abroad. To meet them suc- . but the restless cry of the multitude that
| cessfully will tax to the utmost our re- awakens in the heart of our’ church the

sources. But difficulties make men, and bewildering cry of weakness and re-

ke bigger the difficulties and bigger the men. source. For twenty years our first mis-

Ms The true test of every living: organism sionaries in China laboured hard without .

| lies in its power to adapt itself to an ever- making any impression. Walled cities _

i changing’ environment—it must either and hostile foes confronted them on every a
Ey meet it or die. The very forces that side. To-day we are besieged by the

would otherwise sustain become instru- -

py ments to hasten its decline. The condi- Suege poeta Mawnan :
ea) tions of the chrysalis are not those of } fea Deane cat ae
f the butterfly. The life of the man differs cei eE apenas SONG Nore a

{ / from that of the growing’ boy. New ——— z es
rh tasks, temptations and difficulties con- a a.

} front him, and his success or failure is [ages oS : a :

} conditioned’ upon the development of his @ igs aa eS

oe mental and moral nature adequately to — Ce a
Wy meet and fulfil the new life opening out oe Dos a oo Hs

ry before him. ¢ ee a oe

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u Operative in relation to institutions that , We MR = : : e
He es express the growing and expanding: life ae #

‘| of the community. It is the presence and ae a ee See nets
i activity of this law that creates the diff- oe

ce culties of our foreign missions. The Cee Ren geertstne

E if great Head of the Church has blessed us NG SS
Fre more abundantly than we dared to ex- Se i Be Ne
le j pect. At His command we have “cast : sg ee aes A
ie, the net on the right side of the ship,” ‘ ae sora eS ea wy
oe and the'ingathering has been so great as F@ : Ny = Stas
Te to challenge our faith and tax to the oe ae Ree sae - ee
gE utmost our resources. Sy ee ae 5
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of adaptability to the growing and ex- Rey, John Moore, President. ee
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multitude who are clamorous for the of long years of toil and waiting. It is
od light, truth and exuberant joy of the the harvest. to be gleaned after years of
eed Christian faith. What was deemed patient sowing. It is no human crea- :
essential and necessary in the early days tion. It is the output of divine benedic-
me) of our missions is to-day insignificant tion. It is the call of God. It is the
| and inadequate. To the evangelist has hand of destiny.
ae been added the educationist and with I have not the shadow of doubt as to
a both must be provided the healing minis- what the response will be. Our people
t try of the physician, with hospitals and only desire to know and become familiar
S staff of medical men and women. with the situation to rise in the true spirit
ae Are we to face the situation and meet of service and sacrifice, and the difficulty
ee it, or to whine over our weakness and will be met and the problem solved. {
— failure? To do the first is the way of Through such a response greater blessing
| faith and love and leads to enlargement will come, and the home churches will |
“Sy | and increased vitality. To do the second ‘feel the thrill and inspiration of that
ae! ’ Gs to be recreant to our faith and call, abounding life, coming through the multi-
S eed and must assuredly lead to shrinkage, tudes of men, healed, forgiven, saved by
2 decline and death. That is the problem the Christ we love and adore.
: | that faces us to-day. It is the fruitage Joun Moore, President.
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. Mission House. C. STEDEFORD.
Rett The New A mental survey of the lems of to-day. The greater the problem
Sf \ Year world at the present time the greater the progress recorded by its
Bee Outlook. awakens feelings akin to solution. Gigantic problems at home and
Rh 8 those of the Jews when abroad face us. with the opening year.
— they returned to their own land after their Christianity offers the only solution, and
= long captivity in Babylon, The land that ANS Sa Suna
es ke, once smiled in plenty had become deso- SSS —S ae
Rs ses | late, and they were confronted with the =. SS ‘
"ets task of rebuilding their habitations and == GE Se a ee
ee repairing the waste places. While they =e =
eek toiled with mournful hearts they were iis = le 2 = SSPE SSSI
see consoled with the assurance that “they NO lececr a ————
ee that sow in tears shall reap in joy.’’ To- Seas eee === 2822 Se
Rees day we witness the desolations wrought I as ee ae (5 eee
A by a world-wide war. It makes one sad s cere Sea ion eee
gaa _ to ‘reflect upon how different the world Re Res ae
a might have been if international concord a F
Seek te has prevailed instead of international A eleare ce ee ee : '
ee hostility. Still more it baffles the imagina- hese, == — hia \
Ag) tion to conceive what the world might Be EE a | ‘
ert have been if all the wealth of thought, ee SS ail
eight energy and’ money expended in the war S ’ = re Bet
; | had been devoted to the peaceful pro- S —— Pal eed
React gress and uplift of humanity. Only in y a |S.
ec ict dreams can we see what the world will oe VS
Heer ‘become when its resources are converted p> ae
esl unto Christ. Yet these resources will yet aa Sed Sor eaRe aC \&
bbe nh be laid at the Saviour’s feet, and He will ae ee = ‘
Wests ‘be Lord of all: By faith we see the final eee ha cee Nar
KY triumph, That hope must inspire us amid : :
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the hope of the race is in the missionary. prove once more the fidelity of our ;
Mankind is on the march. Men hunger Church to her missionary obligations.
after righteousness and truth. World- The O :
wide movements are being accelerated. Filate : ur college at Ningpo
| The dawn may break before we discern es continues to grow in
“Tn front the sun climbs slow—how slowly ! . The Paincipal res REA
But westward, look, the land is bright! ” fern, has every reason to reioiee an tHe
The Alarming The greatest concern is Shee of his work. Some of his. earlier ’
: Rate of caused throughout the students now occupy good positions in
Exchange. missionary world by. the the district, and they realize how much
soaring price of silver. \It mee. owe to the training received in the
has passed all records and exceeded the ae cee ges ies ee sub-
worst anticipations. In 1915 the Chinese ‘i ‘i ee ee 24 et sie ease Tae
tael was 2s, 4d. ; when I wrote upon the oe ile Sewer on ee ane ee
subject for the October EcHo it was 6s., Bee Dearie tj Ouesee a for
and was not expected to go much higher. Se SO OC BOD Se ate Nae ees
It is now 7s. 4d. Oriental bankers think ease aS Ste oe ee has Deen
it is likely to remain at a very high figure ase ge He fear of the College:
“for a considerable time. What this may Sy coperaruate ie oo one
mean for our missions it is impossible to Success of this enterprise, while we
anticipate. The urgent question is EOE his own words relating to it.
whether our churches can increase their All the labour and anxiety that this
missionary contributions sufficiently to task has entailed it would be impos-
carry us through this most grave crisis. Sible to recount in the limits of a letter.
We have made great demands and it Not that I have borne the burden alone.
seems unreasonable to call\for a still My Chinese teachers have worked loyally '
larger income. But there is no other with me, and the students have been most
solution if our missions are to be main- generous in their support, whilst I have
tained. An appeal is being’ made to our found almost countless friends all around
Chinese churches, on account of the the district who have testified by their
abnormal exchange, to increase their con- gifts to the value the school has been to
tributions and make all possible advance themselves or others in whom they are
toward self-support. They will respond, interested. Altogether it has cost $4,500
put the relief afforded in that way cannot (£1,000), and we hope to raise another
be great. Our income last year would be . $500 to connect it, by means of a two- j
only sufficient to purchase the requisite Storied covered way, with the main ‘build-
numbed of taels for our work in-China ing.’’ The entire cost of this new struc-
provided the tael were not more than.4s. ture has been met by the local contribu-
What then are we to do now that it is tions. :
7s. 4d.?. It means that we shall require : : :
£10,000 more than the income of last Distress in Mr. Eddon reports wide- |,
year in order to meet our expenditure. Shantung. spread distress in the
: ‘This is an increase of 40 per cent. Can 3 province of Shantung, re-
| it be done? That is the question for our Sulting from a bad harvest. In many
churches to answer. It cannot be done Places the people are reduced to destitu-
without much thought and prayer and tion; scores of families have had to leave 5
effort. There are only three months of their homes after selling all their animals
our financial year remaining. During this and household goods because they had
period let every church plan some special nothing to subsist upon during the
: event toward meeting this special demand autumn and Enter Our preacher at
; created by the rate of exchange. Other-, Haifeng says: “It is heartbreaking to
wise a large deficit is inevitable. We urge see the little family groups, parents and ye
our ministers and missionary secretaries Children, carrying in bundles their few ve
to give this matter their most earnest POssessions, and wearily making their ;
consideration, and by a general response * A delayed photograph shall appear next month,—Ep. \
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=f way along the roads towards places close friends‘all the time. I saw him last
at where they can beg for bread.’”’’ Mr. at our’ quarterly meeting in September.
ed | Eddon says the crops were ruined by He asked me then if he might have a
| | three things—drought, caterpillars and few days at home after the meetings and
mt locusts, and he adds: “Thelast have been I willingly gave consent. It was the last
amt | simply enormous, in numbers. [I saw a_ time any of-us saw him alive, for soon
me) cloud so thick it almost hid the sky flying’ after getting to his home, which is in the
ae over this city, and it took over an hour centre of a badly infected district, he took
SC to pass by. [Further West the crops have _ the dread disease and next day was gone,”
: | been much better, and the Laoling Cir- .
oe 1 cuit. is in a much easier condition than Personalia. Rev. J. B. Griffiths em-
Ss this one. All this poverty, pain and loss barked. on vithe {. S@arth
Read tells upon our work, especially upon the: GAstle® for omact® Attica ton eNover ber
| pale 21st. He suffered acutely during the cold
| Cholera We are exceedingly sorry . eae ae a oe ane ee s
oe) in China. to hear that the cholerais SU SUM: Meo) py Seaton a pater
leas | 3 aes as soon as domestic arrangements per-
Re ea spreading, it Chtaa: last mit her to..do so... The Master has.
= month we reported the outbreak of the eu rad Nios Gatiet with ena edes
ae epidemic at Wenchow, and since then Pah eee age: i yy
me Gimilar news’ comes, from, Ningpo and) <2. Ee ease Almca, and, we Diay
meee tot Rae : ; fy Bee - that his next term may be abundantly
ey vl _ North China. Mr. Sheppard says : “This Binceed
Se district, in common with a large part of Ec E : SSN i
SS China, is suffering from a severe epidemic Miss Florence Holt sailed for é West
ee i of cholera. Our churches have lost very China by the “Kamo Maru,” on Novem-
| heavily ; each day that passes \brings ber 22nd. ‘
a | tidings of one and another being taken. Mrs. Hicks reports her safe arrival at
eS e | Last year we had the influenza, but this Hong-kong, en route for Yunnan.
ees: is more fearful, being more sweeping and Rev. W. Eddon reports that it has
RSS ( more rapid. One grand thing stands out: been impossible for him to obtain his :
‘oy a the Chinese leaders and ‘gentry at once passage home: He cannot hope to leave
Me set. themselves to grapple with the until the spring. There are still 1,000 ~—
oy disease by opening’ emergency hospitals. persons in Shanghai waiting’ for home-
os Five ‘were established in Ningpo, and ward passages.
= several others in important centres in the Rev. W. Lyttle has returned to Ching
Rao. | district. Free’ treatment has been given, j, charge of a transport of coolies. He |
eran ae and with a remarkable proportion of suc- i) be returning to his work at Ningpo
:. pea cesses. Our Dr. Yang,* among others, has + i, que course.
e ; rendered splendid service. He tells me Rope Ti Sharnianvhas beensundee
ett that at one centre where he is in charge an operation in a nursing home in Lon- .
they liave had over 1,600 cases (not all aon” The operation was successful, and ;
[ certainly real cholera). Statistics are-not are thankful to say he is making satis-
: carefully kept, but the number of re- / factory progress toward recovery.
coveries has certainly been encouraging. Were Sate dh hild cated toe
a I think with wonder and gratitude of all fe ay 5 an Bee CO CE aaa :
as this as compared with similar epidemics England in: Decem Sf
qa seae ty of bygone years when people were dying Mr. and Mrs, Mimmack and Mrs.
- Paeitedifocjon the roads. Bassett arrived from East ‘Africa early in
ee Likewise in North China the cholera December.
aa a has claimed many of our members among We are grieved to report that our
ae cat its victims. Among them is one of our esteemed secretary has suffered a great
| preachers, Mr. Yang Chun Sheng. Mr. pereavement. His dear wife passed
eer it ' Eddon says of him: “Mr. Yang was our away on December 10th. She had been
Mao) oldest and one of the most faithful of the seriously ill for a long time, but the
i? | : ipyeachers. in this circuit...) Hechas beens ee aint con eae ridenth was pueumonia.
here many years, and he and I had been We accure our dear friend of the deepest .
: Ted : ME Geen ao sympathy of our readers.—Ep. Y
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Our Missionary Aeroplane.
“Fly abroad thou Mighty Gospel.”
= =
£30,000 ............... sitter 9O,000 —
‘Have you read the two booklets on
Ree Yunnan and East Africa ? as
If not, ask your Minister for Copies.
£25,000............... : votes £25,000 —
| Progress of the a 3
: Special Appeal for -
£20,000» |} £30,000 wonneeee $20,000— |
. ‘| to supply the urgent ia
ee needs of our ee
a : Missions in Chin : a :
1 £15,000 ............... \ C a sShunigere Se 15,000— ; |
eA and Africa, cH
1920. na rk
| £10,000 Po AO The rising of the ’plane will record PN NG £10,000 — :
, the cash actually paid. Each notch
ew? represents £1,000. fo ;
ESS OOO ec ek a -smninieenseeees $5,000—
) | gy
| } [This chart will appear quarterly as a rule. ] : Sete
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Bea q
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al bert Swallow 7g
fe Ene ert wallow, By the Rev. G. W. SHEPPARD, |
| © ingpo. Ningpo, 1895
| | . MONG his own countrymen Dr. ' greeting people and a readiness in putting ,

i A Swallow was an outstanding in a serious word—a way and a word
Hest tet man. His fine presence, his genial . peculiar to himself.

} smile, his tender sympathy, the variety So in the churches, in the homes of the

he of his interests and his unusual abilities, people, and in the hospital wards. There
| ; would anywhere have distinguished him. was about him a cheerfulness and tender- ;

melt Much more so here in this Far-eastern ness—child-like, yet father-like, which I i
port where for 88 years he lived and venture to say will be that by which he

‘i | | ~ laboured among the Chinese people. will be best remembered. ;

Ne | of More than twenty years have passed Probably not many will think first of

|) since first I walked with him along the Dr. Swallow as a preacher or teacher.

| y j streets of this city; but the impression Yet, here again in a way peculiarly his
> of him which I then received has remained own, he was both. For myself, I fre- —
meet | true in outline, though filled in with de- quently recall sayings of his touching

as tails small and great throughout long directly and deeply upon great truths—

a : ~ years of comradeship. words for the most part casually spoken’

‘ L bt He had then been 18 years in Ningpo, in connection with some passing incident.
Pema) ' and seemed to me to be well known to Indeed, I wonder whether many preach- :

a | almost everyone in the city crowd. His ers or teachers have left as much with {

S | Chinese name would be repeated as we me as he.

on ai ! passed, as of one whom everyone was In his profession as a physician and

a glad.to see. He hada playful way of surgeon he will, like other men, be

t i‘ variously estimated. His diag-

oy En mm! nosis was not always right, nor

es, ve : oo Soiree ae hee was his treatment always suc-

mete ee ee eee > cessful ; but if statistics could be

Beey ee ee a, A ga Os a! gathered of the vast number of

Belk tere te Bo i oh yan a ee patients whom Dr. Swallow
Me Cape ee ee ee >) treated, the t £ le

woh wt Pichon Sia Re Sis en ioe eR Seis oS Bea y PCO Lan eo SSUc j

Rie o tal = SS Ae Se Eee ae cessful results would, I believe,

ae J ee |. x found to be high. He “got |

Bc He Sehc Ng SEE ‘ iq i) 2) through” a vast amount of .

Ree i Poy cae es Bae i as 7) ==) work, and some of the cures

fa ll ee ht el ee ee ~wrought by his hands were |

au oa all : Fy wonderfut |

ae 4 tee wa ce pal a 1s ee ge aw He possessed that quality, so
eid | Raa | Boe eins Pas obey ea valuable in a doctor, of cheerful

ei / a at Wen & ae gat oe optimism. Rarely indeed was .

: i IK Be. We, is ie Ce te ee) ee oo ean he outwardly depressed or sad. 3

eR a or as es pepe = But what his patients would —

ee [: eek ay 3 Eiersat a as $3, most unanimously give testi-

Pek | ee a ; Ey, |e «mony to vee be a a .

a eovent ry Si ieges., «fone! ae Re pon ek) Ree oe » | wearying attention, the unstinte .
ae me te Neco care he showed, and this no less

a i A el RA Sd Piha es i eg ere towards his Chinese patients :

Sat Wl be es aie wee 3 i.e ee eee sy than towards those who were

ae Pie eee ee Tis kin. |

Che he ee i The Doctor believed emphatic.

Ree ale ee a ee ally in steady attention to one’s
etal. ee Se ey |
own duties, and that he prac
atl ieee ee as) See ea © tised. Rarely did he allow him-
ee AS a oe Fe self a holid During his last
a ie i ee SCF A pee ay Ase a a s
oe i i / High Street, Ningpo. [Rev.G.H. Sheppard. term of six years in Ningpo Ae - i
ON Ik . . |
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| A Missionary Meditation
remained at his post without a vacation. tual fellowship, and those knew him best
During the trying months of our tropi- who were privileged to unite with him in
cal summer he worked steadily on each prayer. In prayer he realized in a won-
year, and generally with a full hospital derful way God’s great compassion, and
under his charge. his fervent words came as a_ benediction
As a colleague he was kind, apprecia- to our hearts. :
tive, and never to my knowledge over- *
bearing. He responded readily to spiri- September, 1919.
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A Missionary Who will By the
1 oO eo 6 y }
. Meditation. go for us? Rev Se
HE missionary’s task is one of the essential thing is the man_ splendidly
most exacting in all the earth, and equipped for his unique task. Lacking :
makes unceasing demands upon this, treasure. will be wasted and labour
body, mind and spirit. Here is no place futile. iN
for undreaming spirits. Here is no sphere The highest product of Church life is
for pedestrian souls who plod the whole — its splendid personalities. When all the
day through with downcast eyes. Here values are placed in the appraisers’ hands —
is no vocation for those who see no en- —massive buildings, wondrous architec- °
chanted lands beyond the daily round of — ture, splendid organs, all classes and con-
common life. It demands the qualities © ditions of men who adventure in business.
inherent in the poet, the prophet, the and who engage in laborious toil—who
seer, and suggests a great kinship be- doubts that high personality will have the
tween those who produce great music, pre-eminent place?
great poetry, prophetic prose, and those In the wondrous story of missionary
who dream and labour that their unblessed adventure and triumph the miracle of per-
brethren may be lifted out of ignorance — sonality is continually manifest. Carlyle’s.
and futility into knowledge and worth. familiar dictum: ‘‘The history of what
The true missionary is a great wonder- man has accomplished in this world is at
man. He is so utterly unlike his fellows bottom’the history of the great men who
who crowd our streets and bargain in our have worked here,” contains a consider- x
market-places as to be altogether apart. able modicum of truth. Missionary his-
| A commonplace, visionless versifier may tory and missionary biography have a
be made laureate poet of a nation, but the close and inseparable kinship. A name
great event, which demands the poet’s suggests a work wide and far-stretching.
“splendid gifts, calls forth no adequate, David Livingstone, William Carey, John
memorable, noble lines. A prentice hand G. Paton, Sam Pollard, what wonder-
may sit on the organ stool, but when the men they. were! and what fine achieve- 5
keys are struck no wondrous music'floods ments are associated with their names!
the house. A carver in stone of the But we must not forget, when laying our :
average type may have hammer and chisel laurel wreaths at the feet of recognised i
and marble block, but never of his work greatness, that in the early Church, in ‘
| will it be said : addition to the. names recorded, there
Out Of the sullen stone, were “other fellow-labourers whose
A glory blazed, his vision manifest, names are in the book of life.”
His wonder captive. Any Church which can produce heroic,
The man of affairs, the plodder, the’ daring, self-sacrificing personalities, is
organizer, may undertake for the Church — destined for high tasks and honoured ser-, ‘
yi OF Christ in darkest Africa or in remote vice; and when a Church’s young and
| China, but he will rear no edifice of mas- eager spirits are so influenced that they
sive splendour to the glory of God. The come and ask to be sent to far-distant
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{| The Prayer Union
| China, or to Darkest Africa, in order that Drive straight against embattled wrong :
ak they may minister to the unblessed, and Faith knows but one, the hardest way.
ett | lift the long shadows from lives hitherto Endure ; the end is worth the throe.
1 A : , see hb! Give, give, and dare; and again dare!
aa in the dark, what a eluraph ! On to that wrong’s great overthrow,
are The United Methodist Church has We are with you, of you; we the pain
‘i tt} always had this wondrous seal to the And victory share.
mii weight and worth of its ministry and J. Jos.
Bey church life—it has never asked in vain
: HH ‘for men and women to go, but some ad
oy iH arrested, illumined, wondering son or
em ii daughter of its fold has come forth and The Messengers.
meh ily said: “Here am I, send me.” Tue shafts that bear the grain aloft
— | It is difficult to recall moments of rarer are very slender:
oe {| quality or more thrilling interest than The roots that hold them to the soil are
me i those spent in Conference for the dedica- very tender :
. li tion of young and eager missionaries to Yet all the grain is lifted high,
Mt the foreign field. The most radiant spirits To ripen under summer sky,
aS || produced by our Church are there laying And tell the millions by and by,
| themselves upon the altar of a great Of God the Sender. am
mm itt sacrificial service; and the fathers, the
a seers, the forward-looking men and The men who bear the Word aloft are
eee: women of our Church are there accept- often lowly :
Bam ing the sacrifice with a holy joy because The ties that bind them to the work all
ee ri they realize the greatness of the call and strengthen slowly :
| |) | ' the grandeur of the awaiting tasks. At And yet the Word is carried wide,
Bee such moments our Church is abundantly To every land on every tide,
Se a justified in the eyes of men, for, notwith- The peoples manifold to guide,
Be kL standing her manifold falterings and fail- To God the Holy.
ey ings, she has produced these rare and H. J. Horn .
oy Wh shining spirits. They have come from (“The Missionary Herald”).
Be ee the homes of our Church ; they have been
: 1] trained in our Sunday Schools ; they are ajo
— 4 the product of the multitudinous in-
~ ee fluences which are ever streaming’ upon Y.tce
Pees i our people from the hills of God nd if The Prayer Union.
Mesh there be within our borders the essential “And the king commanded and. they
pe) light, power and understanding of the brought great stones, costly stones, and
as | Eternal purpose, to produce such deep- hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the
1 seeing children, is not the belief justified house.”—1 Kings 5, 17.
that our Church will rise in dauntless Hymns:
I courage to meet the growing needs of “Gome) let us anew .(.).,.7?
j our growing’ task. “Rise, my soul, and stretch thy
eer They have gone down to the battle, wings . . .”
* these children of our Church. , Children “From all that- dwell below the
ms of the dawn they are—with light in their skies . . .”
A ; eyes, with hope in their breasts, with Jan. 4.—The task for 1920. Rev. C.
: aa passion and fire in their hearts, and they Stedeford, pp. 5, 6.* Hag. 2, 1-9.
it must be kept there with their hope un- Jan. 11.—North China. Tientsin Cir-
t t ee ay diminished and with their fires un- cuit. Rev. F.\.B. Turner, p. 14. Psa.
a Pa quenched. 50, 1-15.
Have? In Laurence Binyon’s ‘Dead to the Jan. 18.—South-East China. Ningpo
Sa Living,” we have these strong, vigorous, circuits. Rev. G. W. Sheppard, pp. 27-
Me heartening lines—lines which might well 29.) Micah 2.

Wit Ee come from the lips of our dead mission- Jan, 25.—West Africa. \ Rev. A. E.
(eu aties, Sam Pollard, Lewis Savin, and Greensmith, pp. 50 to centre of 51. °
se ss Udy Bassett, to the youth of our Churches Isa. 35. i .

Oe | at this hour: Reni * Current Report.
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| A New Year Page.
\
For the New Year (1920). New Year’s Song—1920.
‘' Behold, He cometh with clouds.’’—REvV. i. 7. O Farr, seraphic infant—
“ Lo, the clouds begin to shine Fresh from the touch of God—
Aboiet the cpmeimgor the hora ty Thou couldst not be more welcomed
—COVENTRY PATMORE. ’
A.toll, a peal?) The clouds one Star Than’ on our British ‘sod.
Let out; all others flee. As each pure, opening’ flower,
Cometh His cloud, in the heavens afar, At sacrifice is given ;
And behind comes He? So some diviner virtue
Make ready all, from North to South, Hath dropped thee down from
The West to the Eastern sea! heaven !
As a sun in night, as dew to drouth, :
So Comethobc. We know not, aye, we know not,
The wrappings of thy leaves;
Make ready( Ring great bells of Peace Yet, know we God our Father
To end your enmity. Each hardy thistle weaves.
Shall hates still grow and still increase
When cometh He? Unfold thee—rose so fragrant,
Make ready that great League which can In the sunshine of His face ; :
The whole: world weldvand tree: And round thee twine the mosses:
Strive, Man, no more-with thy brother man! Of every Christian grace.
As the Son of Man comes He. Retain the old—if goodly—
Make ready far-off fields long tilled— Spring rootlets ever new ;
Ah, long and patiently ! Till every germ be perfect
; With their fruit be filled, the fruit ye willed : And every petal true. :
To the feast comes He. :
Tis righteousness in-ringeth
The Old, the New; between, a Star, He best
His Star in the East! O see, he tee ee)
Comes a Conqueror’s car, comes fast and far US seein po
od : Hath—in her wake—the rest!
And within comes He ?
S. GERTRUDE ForbD. ELIzABETH TAYLOR.
The New Year.
BECAUSE the storm has stript us bare Because we have no prize to’ win
Of all things but the thing we are, Auguster than the truth within,
Because our faith requires us whole, And by consuming of our dross
And we are seen to very soul, Magnificently lose our loss,
Rejoice! From now all meaner fears are Rejoice! we have not vainly born and :
‘fled. bled. :
e Because we choose beyond recall,
: And for dear: honour hazard all, ~ ee
And summoned to the last attack ‘ a
Refused to falter or look back,
Rejoice ! We die, the Cause is never dead. :
; : LAURENCE BINYON.
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__ A Successful and Remunerative
| I Straitened f i
i | ; ®
|| | | ener traitened tor H. LLOYD SNAPE,
si Lack of Funds. ; DSc. Ph.D.
% | } | of space allowed for this review an movements and seriously reduced the |
SS | i adequate summary Gh=the glorious number of our ‘workers eee OOF seals
% i | } Pee et etc WC Ee INS. abroad have prospered abundantly; they
Se | Hh) Pee GRCR SIN Cr So unary a were never so promising and powerful as
Hi Lad tricts of North China, Ningpo, Wenchow, they are to-day. ‘This progress is mani-
a } iH] Yunnan, East ‘Africa and West Africa, fested in the addition of 5,905 to our mem-
SS Lit as chronicled in the (62 closely-printed bership on the foreign fields, an addition,
a | Hi pages (apart from statistics) of our Mis- after meeting all losses caused by death,
. | sionary Report for 1918-19: and the re- etc., of a number equal to one-third of the
a 4| ‘viewer, after a third careful perusal of Care, PERI Chao aC ate, hte cae
of i the Report, feels constrained first to Pe Ve NL BY, OL RaMI See oy ene
Ss | Re Or ERE RGAE a. OF oak have been established and 147 preaching
i UES eg une : S - stations have been opened, an average of
oe {| Churches read the Report for them- 12 new churches and 30 new preaching
ao i selves, borrowing, if necessary, Copies places during each year of the war.”
oR Hy f for, this purpose. It deals with a %
Se My great undertaking in which every: mem- In counting converts on the foreign
oy a | ee seed us ie ete es field it should always be remembered that
SS Laity} Sara a ae 2 sr anc’ none is admitted to membership until
a i ti ee Bee ee Pe after a long. probation (it\is recorded that
Se LHI “4 Ee as it he < Re a i 25 Kop’u were received last year ‘into
vA pata tn watch he nas shares- set, full membership= atter a: ttlal of (seven
1 Cl alas, those who act\as Missionary: Depu- years), and that to become a member still
=H » ,. tations have generally to deplore.the ‘ter> often involves isolation from kinsfolk,
mete ty rible ignorance of our missionary opera- and persecution. The reality of member-
S | tions which prevails, and could not exist ship is further indicated by the increasing
- HH if the Ageia He way read. J erbaps readiness of the converts themselves to
ij nothing more clearly indicates than this engage directly in evangelization and to
; Hi the indifferentism which arrests the pro. contribute from their scanty means. to-
si f gress of the Christian Churches at home, wards the erection of chapels and schools
Pa ie Be ek Se. ice ee and the maintenance of whole-time
ts Ri RSS st value in ile native workers. To take but one typical
meee ee to Knowledge of, and communion with | case: it is recorded that in. Tientsin City
Bess God cannot but ardently desire to. spread “during the week of evangelization 42 se
ie the story of His love to a heathen world. men ‘and women pledged themselves to
x 4 : Those who have read the Report would active duty for the whole week in per- i
‘ probably testify that they did so with sonal evangelism, and by their conse-
mixed joy and sorrow—joy that God has crated efforts more than ten weekly meet-
enabled so much splendid service to be ings have been organized in’ the homes
Be accomplished by our heroic band of mis- of the members and are being conducted :
a sionaries, sorrow that they have been so as Bible classes or prayer-meetings. The
Rear circumscribed by lack of the necessary fruits of the year’s work may be attribu-
a Bild funds in their efforts in every direction. ted more than half to these causes. What
i i! is also most encouraging is that the mem- }
. aa Suecess, The success which has bers are eager to press forward towards
K ala attended the work cannot complete self-support, though they are 1
5 i be, better summarised than by the follow- not yet able to attain it fully.” The
4 ing quotation from the admirable intro- Sierra Leone Peninsula Churches are en- ;
Rae NN duction readers of the Annual Reports . tirely self-supporting and contribute at a |
Ea have learned to expect from our devoted much higher rate per member than do the oH
ete hae Foreign Mission Secretary, who writes Home Churches towards Foreign Mis-
ee ae that during the past few years sions. - i
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A Successful and Remunerative Investment Straitened
Our five hospitals have administered workers—Bible-women at some places,
relief to 30,765 sufferers, and many have pastors and teachers at others—chapels :
_ learned to know Christ whilst under and schools closed, causes stationary and
medical attention and have subsequently. even decadent, without his heart and con-
witnessed for Him in their own homes. science being profoundly stirred and his é
Native assistants are being trained, and sympathy going out to the missionaries, (
one, after further study at Peking, isnow who have nobly devoted their lives to the
in charge of the Ningpo Hospital. propagation of the gospel, and-find to
Our educational institutions, though, their intense sorrow their usefulness im-
owing’ to lack of funds and workers, not paired and the splendid opportunities
yet sufficiently widespread and organized, their labours had created compulsorily :
are bearing excellent fruit in providing neglected. It is not surprising that one
native workers, and it is gratifying to. of our honoured representatives writes in.
read that already four men who had en- his disappointment and anguish : ‘
joyed the further advantage of four years’ “If ministers and others in England only ’
university training under the compara- understood, they would break down all bar.
tively recent Scholarship Scheme, have re- . riers, take the Committee and Conference i
turned to their homes and are rendering: \ by force, and compel the Churches to give
splendid service, performing work which far more liberally missionaries and money, |
could not otherwise have been ‘carried so that the truth in Jesus might be fully
rae \ ae understood everywhere. ”’ oe
How such compulsion is to be exer-
Needs. These are,’ alas, too cised the missionary does not say (com-
eh __ numerous to specify munications on this head would doubtless
seriatim. Did space permit one would be welcomed by: Rev. C. Stedeford and ‘
' like to quote the statements which ap- “ :
pear again and again in the Report and ,
from every field as to the sore need of |RRR ; ‘a Ay ; Ras | ‘
more workers (men and women, evangel- | PG Sa Sek ae Chee Maat oe
ists, teachers and doctors) and more | |...
funds in order to maintain with anything oe 8 Cl
‘approaching’ adequacy the existing work. |e) Gg
‘The rapid and enormous increase in the ris ate Seely Bee |
value of silver has meant that where Barren 8 eG ;
the same, or even considerably larger, ee ae A
sums have been voted in English money, LO ee
the equivalent in the silver coinage which aus Ee A a de ee :
is used on the foreign field has been so ee ate ee
much smaller as necessarily to ‘diminish ee ee” Meat
the monetary resources at the disposal of Be eee yo wy eo ! xi
the missionaries, and as they also, though a NE le ee
not generally to the same extent as at ; Big ak, OSS Sees | ee
home, have had to hee enhanced prices ee. € ae Sk eh | i
for essential commodities, they have been ae | ERA Gs) i.
: ‘compelled to curtail expenditure in every ee fee ofa 7 i
possible direction. The. difficulties have ae ae ofa Ge es
been intensified by heavy death-rolls ae oe Se ete)
occasioned by epidemics of influenza and Wey a Sy fo : | sa
| also by terrible famines, both in China Saad fhe a ge Ps 1 ef
and Africa, which have necessitated some ca: Fe yell gr ‘aes | | a
deviation of funds to meet the emergency- Lee ser ee a H}
needs of starving people, though special ee ie ae
| contributions have been sent from home pote ae a ae ‘
and (a most encouraging fact) from other a a oe} bene Cae
parts of China, for this purpose. No one Pie ae a
| can read the numerous pathetic references C. P, Yang, M.D, (Peking). ERecniRenact ay
_. to inability to continue to employ native [Doctor in charge of our Hospital at Ningpo.] hee
Eben? 11 : a
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ti | A Successful and Remunerative Investment Straitened
1 | Mr. Joseph Ward), but, undoubtedly, the several noble offers have been made by
| Pi knowledge of the need should be regarded individuals (including one of the life-
| 1M as an obligation by everyone who can savings of .a working-man): but it is
| |x| help to meet it. obvious that the complete success of this
fH campaign might be imperilled by the new
; 1411 : Finance. Whilst’ one rejoices to and urgent demand for greatly increased
5 Bi read that during the war income.
of ay the income has advanced by £8,897 Well might Mr. Stedeford write in last
| HEE (almost exactly one quarter of which is October’s issue of the Ecno : |
: i I due to the energetic and enthusiastic “We are in the midst of the biggest
= H W.M.A.), the expenditure mainly for the struggle in our ‘history for the maintenance
ale reason already given has increased during of our missions. If we did not believe that
Ss a the same period by £9,834. Last year the the Lord is the Supreme Director of mis-
2 Al i / total ordinary income was £24,914, sionary work we should be alarmed.
oe ry whereas the expenditure amounted to But the incomes of many of our people
oo WE £26,611. As the cost of silver was still have largely increased since the outbreak
Ki i rising, the Committee felt compelled to of war, and, though essential expendituré
= | ih budget for the year 1919-20 for £30,027, has also necessarily increased owing to
eit an increase of about £6,000 on the pre- enhanced prices, were systematic propor-
a) | i ceding’ year’s contributions, i.e., an in- tionate giving practised, the contribu- :
A | i crease of approximately 25 per cent. tions to the Lord’s work would be cor-
ON Unfortunately, however, since the budget _ respondingly augmented and even the
ey Va was framed and the report written, the above-mentioned large sums be raised.
Se ii price of silver has been considerably en- The writer of this article has ventured
me hanced, and the Chinese tael, which in to describe the missionary enterprise as :
L ra 1915 cost 2s, 4d. now costs 7s.4d. Inorder, not only a “successful,” but also a
Be NN therefore to purchase the 70,000 taels ““remunerative investment.” Not, of
q ch which are required to carry on our work course, that half-yearly dividend warrants
eee in China, and without providing for any for cash will reach contributors, but be-
extension or for meeting increased cost cause the whole history of missions
ie ely of materials and labour, £24,500 will be demonstrates that fhe churches which |
Re ins needed, where £8,166 formerly sufficed, ate foremost in foreign missionary endea-
Ss Pal and the rise in exchange since the Bristol _ vour are the most prosperous in every
a He Conference has augmented our mission-. respect. There is a glorious reflex action
Been ary expenditure by £7,000. Hence, in- from foreign missions on _ the home
Bee aed stead of an increase, as earlier estimated, churches. The aim is ‘the same: as the
Rae of £6,000, an increase of £13,000 will be President, writing in the Report as
i Fi required, which will involve an addition Home Mission Secretary, in his charac-
Bea WN of over 50 per cent to last year’s income. _ teristically thrilling appeal, says: “We
hs te Nor is this all. The last Conference sanc- have to win the world for Jesus Christ.
pes) ai tioned an appeal being made for a sum ‘The World for Christ ’—nothing less
a { of £30,000 to meet extraordinary expedi- than this must be our cry.” The dynamic
ee Nae ture for strengthening, consolidating and is the same—the constraining love of
2] i developing our work—a policy which has Christ.
feet HI been so long: delayed that the alternatives Perhaps readers of this article may
are either to expand or to withdraw, and say: “This is not a review, but an ap-
ee) the various home districts have already peal.” The writer makes no apology.
Sik dl been requested to undertake to raise dur- The whole report is to anyone gifted with * |
4 q ing’ the next three years, according to the slightest imagination and sympathy .
. es thir respective allocations, moneys for a continuous and urgent appeal. May He |
KK fre ae) this fund. Happily, as has been recorded from Whom we have received, so much
Sy ee in the Ecuo, a large number of Districts lead us to respond fully and cheerfully
‘ (2 (ne have already agreed to the request, and according’ to our various capacities. |
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With the realized the place of medicine in Chris-
we tian work amongst the Chinese ; and, by
Bk SRA study that involved sacrificial effort, Dr.
Committee. Swallow qualified himself to minister to

Tue following are the resolutions re- the sick and suffering. :

ferred to on p. 185 (last-month) which Far into the eventide of life Dr.
were crowded out. Swallow remained at his post in the Far
East ; bravely bearing’ sorrow and strain.
| The Rev. Henry T. Chapman. His Christian courage answered all de-

HUBS. Committees would (place on mands, and he passed into the Greater
2 Tak Kingdom with the calm assurance of :

record its deep sense of loss in the death Vintopy

of the Rev. Henry T. Chapman. It re- F ate OE suet if

flects upon a long period of service for | aes a gu of sucha ire thanks ee

missions in which his love and enthusiasm pee ee God.’ ‘Its “memory “wall ever

deepened with the passing years. aes TS RIES HOH :

He became: Missionary Secretary’ 24 The Committee will ever pray for
years ago. For 15 years he faithfully Mrs. Swallow the gift of the comforting ‘
performed the exacting duties of that Peace of our gracious Lord and Master.”
office, and heroically met the several J., E-
tragedies incident to missionary life. In
’ the negotiations for Union, and especially
in ithe fusion of the three missionary i Diary .
Boards he was wise and helpful. -He has A Warrior S Expenses. ,
remained a member of our Committee for BS gS a tas a ‘
nine years, and in 1911 was President of While travelling with the object of
Conference. His deep interest and ripe gathering together types of African tribes
experience have been ever valuable. He fr their exploitation in an exhibition, oo
was sagacious in judgment, wise in agent found a herculean specimen of the
counsel, whole-hearted in sympathy. His Sudanese warrior. He was determined to”

' visit to East Africa (1901-2) intensified his set him at any price.

admiration for any man or woman who At first the warrior flatly refused to go
chose the vocation of a missionary. As with him; but when the agent told him
Secretary and President he was clear in he might demand whatever sum’ he
vision, firm in principle, and courteous to ‘pleased, he wavered. Finally, after long
adverse opinion. We rejoice that in the consultation with his friends, hé con-
years of his matured experience we have sented, through an interpreter, to accept
continued to have the advantage and joy the engagement, but added:
of his comradeship. “J must have my wife’s expenses paid ;

We deeply sympathise with his sons while I am away.” :

; and daughters in their bereavement, and “All right,” said the agent.
| pray that his memory may ever be to “And I must have all my mother’s ex-
: them an inspiration to the highest moral * penses paid.”
and spiritual victories.” “WH right.” *
Jeek US: “And I must have money for my
children.”

The Rev. Robert Swallow, M.D. “All right ; how much do you want?”

, chy « a
“The Foreign Missionary Committee (and ten months is a long’ time.” 3

| of the United Methodist Church desires I know Ty Ae YOHE Ne figure.
| to place on record its deep sense of loss At this the warrior, with a cunning

in the death of the Rev. Robt. Swallow. gleam in his eyes, as if he were demand- ;
| No words can adequately express the ing a king’s ransom, named a sum which |

value of his work in China. By a devo- i Our money amounted to a little: less a
. _ tion that was unwearied, and abilities of than three pounds.

a high order, he made for himself a posi- “ And he nearly fainted,” said the agent

tion on the Mission Field that has sel= in conclusion, “‘when I told him he could ;
dom, if ever, been surpassed. He early have it!” 3
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| i the careful reading of this book. ministers.
| I hi The author has chosen a great A sample page or so will be welcome,
PE Daan c eoeo se ibate quer by our and we select from the chapter which re-
1 i ord from the prophecy of Isaiah on His cognises the cause for which this maga- |
ht memorable visit to the Nazareth temple. Jing exists. |
te The picture is superbly framed. Three
ey things strike us. “Jesus often appealed to the surface i
| Ii 1.The interpretation of the © pro- ane outward seen e the worsng e
aie gramme. Addressed to son and daugh- Hic Boris aes B evete ee a
mi 4 ter—his or any—the chapters are full of ee de i ie oe i 9 a
Hi chaste suggestion, felicitous quotation, fos € : ar at a8 Ue. eae ae
me i and Christ-like spirit. We find an apt ssh v oe ‘ie ILO ea eee
Bit use of wide reading gleaming in the flight eH ot a a eee » Jesus a ain DESY .
Si Wy of the thought; as charming as unex- See ae £ sett Meese ae 3
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= Lah the choicest, and hymns the fairest, have race Jesus Cay ie ae Ce Bs
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eb serious and laudable purpose. Result—a ee auue ee ae hei .
meh mosaic-floor, becoming a path of life. and heard—the blind are gaining their |
a: ait Ba GR ty thie wiscle i di sight, the lame are walking’, the lepers
me . 2. Surely this work did not need in- are being healed, the deaf are gaining
eo |; troduction by great men and women. their hearing, the dead are being raised
Bi Yet if these draw attention to such a to life : the Good News is being’ told to
i Ln text-book for “the life worth living,” the the poor. And happy is the man who
me author is to be commended, There is a finds no hindrance in Me.’ There you
jee te business side to literature which cannot have it, The outward and the inward,
ieee be neglected. i the fruit and the root, the body, mind,
ee 3. No richer manual of suggestion, in- and spirit, were all included in His ser-
eo, terpretation and commendation could be vice of men. His commission to His
SS ‘i placed in the hands of young friends. It helpers was the same. He sent them
me Hi brings before them our Lord and Saviour out, as Dr. James Moffat translates,
Bee in such a winsome yet practical way. to ‘ preach the reign of God and to cure :
ot eamatte It is now well known that “Marcus the sick. So they went out from vil-
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pe il | Marcus Warrener. (Hodder and Stoughton. 3s. 6d. net.) an ealing’ everywhere.
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“They were medical missionaries, words are these, ‘ Literally and spirit-
divines, and physicians. Before He ually.’ So. Wesley wrote : so he acted.
left the earth as to His bodily presence, . . . His message of God’s love
He laid it upon. His followers to the relieved the conscience, renewed the
end of time to “discharge the same all- mind, satisfied the heart, and converted
inclusive ministry. Those who best the will of those who heard him. His
understand Him and love Him most, dispensaries and doctors healed their
believe, advocate, and labour to bodies : his simple rules for eating;
actualise this mystical and practical drinking and sleeping promoted health,
5 Money gifts, loans, and provision of
programme. i :
employment relieved, poverty and pro-
“The command of John Wesley on the moted wealth. This last he promptly
first item of the Nazareth programme, claimed for good works. His books,
and Wesley’s conduct and work in literature, poetry, music: and song,
saving’ England in the eighteenth cen- brought sweetness, light and beauty.
tury, state and illustrate the truth as to ‘All this the programme means for
its meaning. On the item ‘to preach you, for others through you, and for
the gospel to the poor,’ Wesley’s all who will accept it.”
Missions and the By Mr
Labour Movement. |. S. JOHN GEE.
AS the Modern Missionary move- the importation of modern agricultural
ment a definite appeal to. the | and industrial machinery.
Labour movement? At first thought Some have been heard to say: What
it would hardly seem to have any sort of business is-it of ours to interfere with the
connection at all. Yet, of what does the native? The answer is, What business
missionary movement consist? ‘Of mis- is it of his to interfere with us?
sionaries, both men and women working But he does. The compositor in Tokio,
in the farthest fields, in hospitals, schools for instance, has now reached a degree
and industrial undertakings, and in _ of industrial efficiency that his work is as
churches where the highest appeal to the good as that of the compositor in New
character of man is constantly being York City; his wage, however, being a
made. fifth of that of his American fellow trades-
The questions the Labour man has to man.
ask himself are: Am I in favour of hos- The cotton mills of Bombay and
pitals to heal the sick and cure generally Japan are affecting the position of Lanca-~
the bodies of men? Ifso, am I in favour © shire. Indian sailors are taking the place
of them on a world-wide and interna- of Englishmen in the P. and O. steamers,
' tional scale? Ifso, the one agéncy which Chinese are taking the place of Ger-
is doing most of this sort of work in the mans on the Norddeutscher Lloyd. The |
great continents of Asia andi iAfrica, in Pacific Islands provide dried coco-nut for
the dependency of India, and many other margarine, and our dairy farmers here are
places, is the missionary organisation of — feeling it. i :
the Christian Church. : The world is getting closer together.
The Labour man will have to give the It has become one vast neighbourhood— —
same replies to such questions as: Are the interests of each are the interests of
you in favour of world-wide Education? all. It is time to apply the socialist
Fi, World-wide physical -well-being? World- slogan, “All for each, and each for all.”
wide development of industry which has. The economic conditions of the East
& been shown. to be (apart from the evils of affect the economic conditions here. How
commercial competition and exploitation) are we to make our position secure here,
the greatest agency for the socialisation and atthe same time increase the rate of
of humanity by the development of rail- progress there? The missionary move-
ways and shipping, telephones and cables, ment points the way.
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| ii} It is the great agency to-day for raising “a new creature,” they put behind him
1 ii} the educational standard of the peoples of _ the supernatural power of the ages. They
| i the East. Through the mission school, elevaté him, raising him to the level of a
| the Chinese, the Indian and the African son of God; and they do this consciously,
ee bai makes his way to the’ University; he giving -him the power of service in
Sof a learns character, independence, man- ~ humility for his fellow men. ,
iy | ri hood; he becomes a leader of his own The future of Labour in England and
oe Vii people. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the first America is fraught with both perils and
ol | socialist leader of China, was a product opportunities. Its perils are that it may
teal of the mission school. Mr. C. T. Wang, become selfish, self-centred, nationalistic, ;
a | one of the Chinese representatives at the that lust for combat may wither _ its
ee Plt internationalism, its comprehensiveness,
SS Lao a broawd-mindedness; its catholictty of Spirit;
ll {| its world-wide message summed up by
SS | \| Trade follows the Marx: ‘‘ Workers of a countries anne
oH DM ee you have nothing to lose but your
fl Christian Flag. chains.” / There are those in the Labour
a ei SAGAS movement who want Protection, who
fl The purpose of Missions is not vee boycotts of the coloured man, and
a who are tempted to accept the belief that
ce La to develop commerce, but com- our own enone udvancenge: can more
= by | merce is inevitably developed by quickly be eats pee suppress
el | wat aes ene oppression’ of the inaman, Indian,
SS iy Missions, as they steadily TEAC ASE African, and the Island peoples of the —
= 1 ‘ material needs. : South Seas and West Indies. It is a dia-
ca | LA ; bolical and dangerous belief, liable to land
mee hh) Soap, Qil, Clothes, Sewing the world in endless bloody conflict and
ee hy Machines, Books, Tools, follow / hasten the annihilation of the human race.
a i Ge \ The more unscrupulous of Labour’s op-
mee hard on Mission enterprise. ponents are wide-awake to these tenden-
mee. 4 Missionaries teach Thrift, oe of thought and are not slow to exploit
. ij m.
me | Industry and Honesty in com- There is a better way, however, the
oe i mercial dealings. way of the missionary, the way of Love,
cll the way of the Gospel, the preaching and 4
Bra td It is worth while for business teaching of the “Glorious Gospel of the
a men to support Missions if from Pressed: bord. | Whats the way of the
s missionary? He goes and establishes a
me no higher motive than that they Christian English home in the midst of .
ae te create mew and larger markets degrading housing and social conditions,
me j which in itself is a great object-lesson ;
| for their goods. he builds a church and thus inaugurates
eae (From the “ Missionary Record.” a fellowship in the midst of that Eastern
ss pong a ie aera iae ANI Beer Me eee LON sc community ; a schoo] or hospital, if funds
Neagle allow ; he is joined by another Christian
Ee oa Paris Conference,/ is a prominent mem- English gentleman, a medical man with i
ieee Ni ber of the Chinese Student Christian high degrees from Edinburgh or London
a | movement. The idealists, rebels, and re- perhaps; artd by another, a Master of
4 formers of the East to-day havecomefrom Arts, one whose salary in England would
eae Christian missions. The reasons behind be much higher; or, it may be, a lady .
eaten en, this fact are’ the same reasons that teacher, also with a University degree.
Si i produce the fact that many Labour leaders In course of time this little band of Chris-
i bays in England are avowed Christians. tians gather round them people of all ages a
ies i The teachings of Christ are the most and classes and soon a high school has
a revolutionary on earth because they re- to be formed to train some of the more
Reet aN volutionize the individual—they put him promising boys in higher education. .
Bae We in touch with the infinite, they make him Some of these will eventually reach the
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National University or come to England = school equipment. They need more in-
for their final exam. ; others will later on terest, more study of world-wide prob-
enter the. medical faculty. and become lems, an army of students who will go
assistant doctors to our own mission forth teaching the facts and preaching i
hospitals or start in practice on’ their the Evangel. The issues are stupendous. 4
own; others will enter the ministry and They are war or peace, that in itself
become missionaries to their own country- should be enough, because in that one
men; whilst others will. become school- issue, as we all so well know, every other
masters under their own state educational issue is inexorably involved. They need
system or perhaps masters in the mission money. The rate of exchange in Peking’
schools; and others will enter. upon in India, as in New York, has been
politicians or business men. Meanwhile, — steadily rising against our English £.
a commercial career, becoming’ chemists, , The Chinese tael, which was worth five
engineers, administrators, politicians ‘years ago 2s. 4d., is now worth 7s. 4d.
or business men. Meanwhile, many Even in our dependency, India, the ex-
of the other scholars of the mission change has been going against this
school have entered the workaday world country, the rupee being 1s. 10d., whilst
of the East, becoming postmen, railway- in 1914 it has been as low as 9d.
men, miners, transport workers, or Up to the present missionary support
one or other ‘of the hundred and has been largely maintained by wealthy
j one trades and industries which are now capitalists and a number of self-sacrificing
i springing up all over the Orient. Into the — people within Christian Churches belong-
vortex of the great seething mass of ing to the middle class and a few belong-
humanity awakening, developing, won- jing to the working class. It is essential
dering, looking, longing, yearning, will that a much» wider appeal should be
go this little body of young Chinese made. Organised workers are receiving
Christians, or Indian Christians, or Afri- higher wages than formerly; it/is im-
can Christians, as the case may be. They portant that they should feel a real part-
are asking for a fuller life, a bigger life, nership in the work of the missionary.. He
a grander life: they see all around them yepresents.all that is best in English life
some of ‘the open sores of the world transported to a distant soil. :
created by unscrupulous European traders He stands at the point of impact be-
they are reading and studying ; they know tween black and white—he has the task
the story of the New Hebrides, of the of creating relationship between us and
Congo, of the Central African Slave-belt. he peoples across the sea. He is our
Their friends and relatives who came to proxy, and that “our” includes all men ~
England for study or as sailors, are tell- nq Women of good will. and all move-
/ ing them what they have seen here— ments for betterment—it therefore in-
surely a mixed story of good and evil. eiudes the socialist society, the trade 1
The squalor of our East End, the luxury union branch, the co-operative store and
of the West End. They also know the the political labour movement, These
better side of England, its missionaries | or¢anizations represent the bulk of, the ;
at home and abroad, its Christians people of this country who work, i.e., the |
leavening the lump, its reform move- workers. It is to these centres of work-
ments manned by devoted men and ing class fellowship that we appeal for
women, its Labour movement represent- help at this time, as well as to. the is
ing’ all who work by hand or by brain who churches, who in the past have been the
desire a new social order. mainstay and support of missions. ‘
The immediate future of the world is in We ask all these centres to receive our NN
: ‘ the hands of British and ‘American missionary deputations and hear their
Labour ; later, willy-nilly, it will be\in the case. _We ask them to criticise our mes- ,
i hands of the peoples of the East. Now sage honestly and fearlessly, confident :
is the day of our great opportunity. The that the result of the most minute investi- i
} missionary societies are desirous of in- gation must be a realization that there is _
i creasing the work in view of the stupen- no more important work at the present
L - dous need. They are asking for more time than the fullest development) Of
men and women, and more hospital and Christian missions throughout the world. :
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le | Miss Florence Holt. to our people in West China among :
eT : whom you have chosen to dwell.”
{| | WAY out in Tung Chuan a young (We have Miss Holt’s photo ready, but
mt man is waiting; and he works shall keep it until. the wedding has’ taken
aa) | | while he waits. The poor Miao place, then Mr. Craddock and ‘she shall
a men, women and children love him; he appear together.—ED.)
me is so young and so busy and so bright. Qur President’s Message for 1920.
. GE And here in England someone else has é :
: : ts Launch out into the deep, and let
: ial been working and waiting also, and dowi Sour dete tor aeaenee
a Hill although the waiting-time has . been Se mee Bat
ee long, and the delays have been vexatious My Beloved Sisters, : :
a and trying, she too has kept smiling and . (We need have no fear while Christ
Se ee bright all the time. is with us in the boat, although His com-
a i i Miss Florence Holt sailed on Novem- and is a call to toil, to danger, and to
Se ai ber 22nd in the “Kamo Maru.” She goes _ self-sacrifice. In Him we have ample
a aa to Tung Chuan to become the wife of tesources at our disposal for all emergen-
<< ua our missionary, the Rev. Fred R. Crad- ClES; ; 5
“ ecceaietaee _dock. He is the son of one of our home A great faith, a true obedience, born
: CW. ministers, Rev. R. E. Craddock, of of a deep and fervent love, dispels all
a a Bridgwater. Mrs. Craddock is an es- questionings. ae
me teemed member of our W.M.'A. Council, Our little craft may be enveloped in
and has always been a missionary enthu- darkness, and tossed on the billows, but
ae We siast. Miss Holt is also one of a mis- With our Captain to guide us, and each
el sionary family, the daughter of Mr. one fearlessly plying the oar at His bid-
pS James Holt, of our Brunswick Church, ding, we shall come safely through the
Be Bury. : storm. No longer, is the distant horizon
mea Her sister is the wife of Rev. T. M. of the foreign field looked at through a
a s i a) Gauge, who is home on furlough from borrowed lens. East and West have met
Te eran Wenchow. A few years ago Miss Holt, and the earth’s surface seems suddenly
= © with her mother, paid a visit to Wen- grown smaller. Great and unknown
ee alee chow, so that she knows a little of what races have leapt into prominence. A light
ey life in China means to the Englishwoman. band which encompassed us has snapped
Cee rotate She goes out with a fine spirit, her great asunder. A new world life has emerged :
Bie, te desire is to help the Miao women and from its cell, humanity is bound together
Bes children and to make their lives brighter. in thought and interest for a common
A 4 We begged for a farewell message, but good. Great influences are to be felt |
tee HN Miss Holt was too shy even for that. everywhere around us, sweeping us into |
Pe Ne 0 She has, however, promised us “‘some- anew world. The air is full of magnet- |
aa le thing” for our W.M.A. page, “some ism, and our lives may tell for good or
mento time?!) © / ill as never before. The cause of pro-
a ie While she is on the water our branches gress, and of peace, and of human good, :
ne eel will pray for a safe and speedy voyage, rests upon the high ideals of the women.
~~ also that the long journey across China It is we who must carry on! Our own _
Neat Ma may be accomplished without hurt or united purpose must be kept ever before .
ome ie danger—fatigue is inevitable, we know. us to establish Christ’s Kingdom. There
oes i For the future with its union of service has been, much waste, and there are
_— ~—-s and Jove, the Auxiliaries will say, “God many, many, fragments for us to gather
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have not yet come within the reach of circuitous way. If Christ’s soldiers are
Christ’s teaching. Sometimes the impos- prepared to be “out-and-out” for Him
sible confronts us, but we have heard we shall see wondrous things the nege
that God loves with a great love the man few years, but we must get whole-hearted
or the woman whose heart is throbbing enthusiasm, for there is no real joy in
with a passion for the impossible, and service without it, and without joy there
faith conquers all. Day by day the Cap- is not patient continuance in well-doing ; :
tain of our salvation will lead us on in so let us hope that each W.M.A. ieaiher
His strength to victory over all that op- in starting the New Year will sing’ from
' poses His cause; therefore we will not the heart:
fear to launch out into the deep with all “Tn full and glad surrender,
the dangers surrounding us, and to show I give myself to Thee,
a greater zeal and intensity for the work, Thine utterly and only
with the resolve that is born of Christ’s And evermore to be.
loving presence among us. And at the oO Rule and beens Lore Jesus,
close shall we not see Him standing on And ie oe. fae vee :
f And keep me always loyal,
the shore ready to greet us the other And true to Thee, my King.”
side? : ; F. ASHWORTH.
With loving wishes for the New Year, : ye : ;
Believe me, From the Foreign Corresponding
| Faithfully yours, Secretary.
Rosa Kate BuTLER. Dear Friends, :
In wishing you a very Happy New
Our Secretary’s Message: Year one cannot but be conscious of the
.When asked for a message, one has problems facing us in our foreign mis-
“just to wait for it to be given; it came sionary work.
as rather a surprise to me when I found The War gave us one set of difficulties. a
I had to write on “Are you prepared to Peace has given us another. We are y
be a crank?” Enthusiastic in business, faced ‘by new openings and larger respon- :
in politics, in sport, but how little enthu- sibilities both in Africa and China, and
siasm we find for religion in these days. at a time_when money does not go half ©
Have we as Christians been going too as far as it did—in China, not one-third
; much with the tide; have we been afraid as far. |
of being thought narrow, and in our The situation tests the stoutest heart
broadening out left very little demarca-. and the strongest'faith. Are we suffi-
tion between ourselves and the world? cient for these things? Left to ourselves
Is anything like halfheartedness going to we are not. With the help of our God
win the Kingdom for the Master?. we can do all this and more.
Would a “bit of a soldier” have secured “Let us get down to the fundamentals,” 2
any success for the army in the recent as our Scotch friends say, and the posi-
war? Can we reasonably expect in the tion is simple. If we will have nothing
. fiercer battle for Christ’s triumph, that a to do with that orgy of extravagance, |
service by fits and starts is going to be and that craze for pleasure which are —
of much good? If our work can be laid jeopardizing the future of England, we ;
Po aside because “buts” and “ifs”? are con- shall be able with ease and with joy to
tinually being interpolated, of what worth meet all the new requirements. We have
: will it be? No, we have entered upon only to look. first at our possessions, and
too serious a warfare, the cause is too then to look at our gifts for our Master’s ©
sacred to be lightly dealt with. The cause, and ask ourselves: ‘“‘Is this what |
| obstacles in the way of progress of the 1 owe to my Lord? Is this the measure
Kingdom are great, perhaps never did of my love?” If these questions are
| the barriers seem more insurmountable answered faithfully by all our members
than now, but these are clarion calls to _wecan face fearlessly all the demands of
} our faith. It will be proved whether at the new age. :
all costs we will be true to our Leader, With: all good wishes,
| for we must not forget that He does Yours sincerely, ~
‘ lead, though at times we are taken by a Juri B. Broox.
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ail ._ From the Publication Secretary. in our hand, while the mud befouls even -
i Yesterday morning the road-man was the sidewalks of life? Do we say, our
me iil busy just below my bedroom window. road is too muddy, and so do nothing at
Po , Ours is a main road, and at this time of all?
Bl the year the mud is—well—indescribable. My roadman, whom I have not seen,
my att Carts, heavy tractors, motors, cycles, are ‘turns with a smile and a word of cheer.
met ini] frequently passing, and the daily droves | don’t catch the words, the rattle of a -
me iil of Sheep and cattle do not help matters. cart drowns his voice ; but all the same |
me th But the roadman was doing his best. I can guess what he is saying to me.
oa Hi His heavy rake swished through the mud . Put into the words that fit my place in
a Ti with even strokes—I could have counted life, he says as the heavy rake goes ©
SH the regular movements. He was also. steadily a-swishing away the mud before
med iit busy with his tongue and his smile, I my garden gate: :
S| Pan could not see him, but I knew that he “Keep at it.” ‘Swish, swish—"“keep
a | smiled’ at every passer-by. bright ’—swash, swish—‘ Have a cheery
sf i| “Hullo, Thom-mas ! “What be yu word for those in our churches who are
| doing here?. Finished work, ’ave ’ee? ‘laying down their tools.” Swush—
a Hi That’s the sort. I’ll take up your trade Swash—“Encourage the youngsters who
mii when I’m tired av me own.” He chuckled are coming along, and make the road for
ot i loudly. ‘Left work—haw, haw—an’ it them as clean as_ possible.” Swish,
me tl ed’n quite noon yet. You'll be retirin’ swash, swush—away in the far distance
mee ih altogether soon with a fortune in yer with a final word: “ Remember that
el pocket. Good fer yu, Thom-mas!.”’ every day in this New Year is a Holy-
ee : AU The broad vowels were as deep as the day to be spent for God in the service
Sf mud which swished steadily to the gutter of others.” We each have a wooden
ae at every word. Presently the children rvake—let us smile, let us encourage those
Se Hi came along playing. who pass us on the road ; let us keep the
a4 “Hullo, me dear; how arn’t ee at rake ‘going steadily even as we smile and
‘ Bs uh schule fen > ” AS inaudible answer chatter. The road of life must be kept .
Si i eats Tonk. > clean in 1920.
cel i RGN | Annie E. Dopson.
eo “Satterdy, is it? What deference do
= that make? Aw—holiday, you say. Well, ago
oa ‘ don’t ee have most holiday every day ;
~ more play than work, I know. Iss, Sat- [Life Sacrificial. 1914-1919. |
a terdy it es, an’ a holiday from skule.” ear Ts 1
= The heavy rake went to and fro faster Sle ee ei aS cs iow
RES NBN st even than before. The children were CO eames LOS. Leis VIRUS Ie ecb
Ps evidently getting very near the mud, and And some were boys but yesterday
oe WEE the road must be made clean “fer the Upon the village green at play. ;
. ee childeren at their play.” Presently the
speaker was too far away for me to catch Their faces I shall never know,
Bates ih his words, but for a long time I heard Like sentinels they come and go. "
yates ys 2 rak 1 |
| se stety movement of the BIE rake 3 tp grateful love T bow the ae
Bee PRB MAVIVE As Woes Suk wore seein or nameless men who died for me.
Heat 2 monotonous and at times almost useless? There is in earth or heaven no room
ae Is it difficult to keep our bit of the road Where I can flee this dreadful doom.
Bee tind clean for the march of progress, when roe
= even the advent of peace has not come For ever it is understood
i 1 as we would have wished it? Is it hard : 1am aman redeemed by blood.
] hit to’smile when the mud is heavy? Do we
ps ni feel a bit envious when someone else has [ must walk softly all my days,
ye a “downed tools,’ completed a task while Down my redeemed and solemn ways. |
Seu ed ours is still wearily continuing? Do we Christ, take the men I bring to Thee, |
Dire criticise the youngsters at play, and chide The men who watched and died for me. :
= them for taking holiday? Do we talk 4
ee at and grumble, and let the rake stand idle Epwarp Suitiito, M.A. .
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The Cry from By the Rev.
W. h W. E. SOOTHILL, M.A., F.R.GS_
encnow. Private and Confidential.*
OBERT INKERMAN EXLEY went later by Gauge. We five have been the
to Wenchow in 1877, and in four only ministerial missionaries in Wenchow
| short years laid foundation stones since 1882, and we were never there to--
for which I have ever been grateful. He gether for long. Dr. Hogg, then Plum-
passed too soon to the greater life, and mer, then Stedeford, have done splendid —
I took up the work in 1882, in reality medical. work, but none of them has .
January 1, 1883. From 1884 my wife and ever had a colleague. The College has
' J worked without colleague till 1891, been developed by Chapman, a ministerial. _ i
; when Heywood joined us. Four years missionary (Stobie or Gauge) of necessity
later the breakdown of dear Galpin, and taking his place during his absence.
later, of: Wolfenden, removed Heywood to csi Sia ee ee
Ningpo, much to my distress.. Once * Marked thus because I am jealous of our credit in the-
more I: ploughed the lone furrow, till re- eyes a othe Seoieues i uct ieee =e of the people ou
: ti § ’ rhaps, 0 ose ener 1; ‘
lieved by Stobie, then Sharman, and then mericans.
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fet Nemes Pema ee eS oe ae ae
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; 5 Canal scene south of Wenchow. \ P [Rev. J W. Heywood. ‘
ft ' Fesrvary, 1920, 4 A
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me The Cry from Wenchow ;
stil “Our present agencies are totally in- publicity. That is a small matter. Better
i | i adequate to the present need.’’ That is still, it would have had the staff it needed
Bi your accurate summary of the situation. years and years ago. There is no mis-
il The present agencies never have been any- ~-sion of its size so understaffed in China.
SJ tN thing but totally inadequate to the ever- In reality the work is a disgrace to )
es i present need. a : United Methodism—not to United Metho-
‘ ! HN _ Over-worked men in an enemy climate, dism in China, but to United Methodism
e ! i living below par in an unhygienic en- in England. They out there have room
a ih vironment, struggling with a language for boasting. We here certainly have not
— never fully their own, harassed with per- much, for we have had a magnificent field
a | secution of their converts—and by their to plough and sow and reap, and we have a.
x He converts, worried by sheep-stealers (form- employed “sweated labour.”
. 1 | oy oo ae eee ‘dis- If the Wenchow Mission had belonged
— a eee cane t oe ays - over-eager to an American Society—what shall I
mh rot eae independents,” whose admirable say? _ Well, the business men of America
mi cry is “China for the Chinese ”—verily — see Missions through business eyes. They
mr the sooner the better; separated from bring sanctified business sense to beat.
Se i wife, or children, or both; out of reach . They mean business. Trained men are
a ii of libraries and little time to read if within — sent out to explore and ‘report just as they
Ke li reach-—really I should be loud in praise are for trade, and action is taken accord-
S 1 of my fellow-missionaries if it, were not ingly on a worthy scale. Our business
mt like throwing bouquets at oneself. _ men do not act thus. They are behind the
| a It is said that “the greatest trial of times. With rare and honourable excep-
23 it a missionary is his fellow-missionary,”— tions they play at Missions, not from love
me ih i ae Cae too little variety; of Christ and their fellowmen, still less
SUN ut we have really been a good lot in from love of Missions, but chiefly to
me ul Wenchow and had a delightful comrade- satisfy their consciences, which are easily
co At ship. You see, we have had so much to doped. I’ve got one of that sort myself, '
eS do, and really tried to do it, every man and, to change the metaphor, have almost
Ml of us, that we have not had time to be to turn it into a pincushion to keep it
= querulous. We haven’t lost a man alive these days. ‘
meee ti through incompatibility of temper,” nor How I wish that our business men
me 4 ‘from death, which is less harmful to the were real Pharisees, or Scribes (like my-
as work. It may be that self), or followers of Baal, or something
oh “A merciful Providence fashioned us really bad. Then I could breathe out de-
Pe in holler, : nunciations against them like a_ hair-
ee Ue In order that we might our principles’ mantled leather-girdled prophet — but
ah. swaller,” they are really men of many virtues, who
ea but, if so, it is evident we chewed them mean well and.do as little as they decently
— first ; at any rate they did not go down an, while they grow fat with worldly
Bealls stiff and make us unbending to each goods and hardly know what to do with
Eee BN other. them, because there are no poor people
ae | Nevertheless, when we see young men __!eft in England since the War. What they
Rae A like Plummer, Sharman’ and Gauge break give they never really miss, and “the reli-
Be | down in health—(I myself have been off gion that costs nothing is worth precisely
Pah duty all this year, a month of it in hospi- | what it costs.”
Pein tal, the direct result of Wenchow mi- If there were a U.M. Church ‘in ‘a
i i crobes ; am bettér now)—-when we hear of America, and it had possession of Wen-.
iV ata a strong young doctor collapsing at his chow (and the same remark would apply
it work, and when we look at the work to our other fine fields) there would be in
eine piled on the shoulders of each member of _ Wenchow four doctors in the hospital,
Seed tia the staff, well, it is matter for laughter— four professors in the college, at least
Rect WN or tears. half a dozen ministerial missionaries, any- t
abe ail What I would like to say publicly, if thing from six to a dozen ladies at work
erin, I dared, is this—that if the Wenchow in hospital, school and church, and a ;
ae Mission had belonged to any other mis- liberal supply of scholarships and endow-
ie oie sionary Society, it would have had much ments. There would be no lack of build-
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The Cry from Wenchow I
ings or apparatus, and last, but not least, -It is sheer nonsense to say that United
there would be a fine Y.M.C.A., with two Methodism cannot afford the men and 4
American United Methodists in charge, women asked for Wenchow. .There is
which Y.M.C.A. would be one of the wealth enough, if willing and organised,
most effective Christian agencies in that. _to satisfy all the needs of our various mis- ce
part of the province. sion centres, and that without the donors
The fact is, Missions are a side-show _ feeling it a week after the cheques were
of our Church. . They are a necessary. drawn. If they gave till it really cost
evil, and the collector, instead of being them something we could double. our
welcomed with outstretched hand as a_ Stations and adequately staff them. ;
ee messenger from God, is rather a nuisance. I wish a dozen of our able young busi-
The Church casts its ‘crumbs to the ness men would get together, make .a
dogs,” and feels good all over. Long ago rapid survey of our field, arrange a plan
it threw over the doctrine of the Apos- of action and stand behind it pledged to ;
tolic Succession, and so fell out of the each other to see it through. What could
line of the Apostles. The imposition they. not do, if they. would take the true ;
of the cold hands of an old and doctrine of the Apostolic Succession out tk
i nerveless bishop may convey no magnet- of the dead hands of sacramentarians, and 1
ism, no. stimulating ‘power, but if . make it live in real life in our mission
t the Church finally breaks with the true field. There is no financial reason why
doctrine of the Apostolic Succession United Methodism should not have the oS
through neglect of its missionary forces, most perfectly organised mission stations
then it will not be the shrine of the im- in the world, and set the pace for the ;
i manent Christ, but His tomb. What _ bigger societies. ;
other rightful claimant. to the Apostolic Cambridge, December, 1919.
Succession is there except the missionary ? ,
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a if
a
- From the |
Mi Brag u By the Rev.
a Mission House. : C. STEDEFORD.
a e :
el emporary One of the immediate due. The war i
| . prevented his return
oH Li Retirement effects of the astounding earlier and, in addition to the extended.
mt from : rate of silver exchange is term he has had to grapple with all the
a Yunnan Fu. the temporary retirement problems and distress created by the
= He _. >, Of our missionary from recent famine, so that his furlough is
tl tH the capital city of the Yunnan province. most urgently needed.
- In furtherance of the policy outlined for Rytra as ant :
me i the consolidation of our work in Yunnan, — tg Meet h Hee Hon ea ONG. 04
ml our missionary, Rey. A, Evans, was the Tires a umber ange that
me i, stationed at Yunnan Fu in 1919, nineteen Exchange h rer no. apolopy. fot
es Hh years after the city was vacated by our : fists oe oe a ee
| aa hme ag Shona enne Boxer inational effort, in which every church and
yl | Hi fie aes De rough a ore Te Sunday School should share, to raise
| A ee ane a Ee beut cn extra money to equal the rise in exchange.
a Rotem vate nao anae © The Chinese tael has advanced 6d. during :
me il missionaries on the field and of the Com- the past month and is now 7s 10d The
mee ; PA ; ‘ é
| Hse zt home. When I visited Yunnan Chinese money which could be purchased
ee Fe ebinent of Our, beatanarters im. in 19ib' fos £100, How requires £8400 We
ot eta ee eos Si ecel uee Ge Le are so much fettered by tradition that it
of fo give the mission a strong position in fT nary income, But we have to coe
Sa € province. -Is therefore with the . ft AG i %
me . deepest regret that we have to yield to the See oe Bas nae peveleuion _ a
a) necessity for even a temporary retirement. bese, cae eee ae ae ey fas
sf ‘ since the completion of the railway which old fae There Sie i A coeepon 4.
Se ne 1 ce ee pete Mek eae ing revolution in giving’ or missions will
. eee Wilh prices have risen enormously, especially ee Se yes ae ne ee Schools
mete ae ve an and, ae ee ce ay cauidtieln Leesopen Sundey Schoolegs
i i : ver exchange now at /s. . per inese : ce ; :
i lene made them almost prohibitive. China Dy making a grant tothe foreign
RSS r. Evans foun at to rent a house SA : Soe :
B50 was reulred as deposit and £380 Methods of augmenting missonary in
me : a ae ae a Meas eal necessity. That necessity has been pro
eh ence, which was the more economica 5 3 r Ta
Bias temanded £5000, snd «house, to. ttmed sepeately, in the ono andi
a i gether with land sufficient for other mis- wi Fa ae
J | —_F Ialaings, would cont $1,000, “The. miners and leaders mast be fanain
g Cha Committee had to bear in mind also the ,; : F } ‘
< SER: effect of the exchange upon all our work 1 was acm penned Of the ere ee
ey in China, for there is no concealing the ‘!ty an ae nothing to meet it.
Rae fact that, unless our income can be in- The Relation Some of our ’ friends
Oe: "| laa creased by about 50 per cent to cope with of Income to imagine that the urgent
Be ins ‘the rate of exchange, we shall be under the £30,000 call for increased income
Ee Ws the painful necessity of making still Appeal. and the special appeal for
He EN ea further retirement in other parts of our £30,000 are inconsistent.
ae te missions. We appeal to all our churches They are not inconsistent, they are supple-
Se i to avert that necessity by making some mentary. When the £30,000 appeal was !
eeeg il extra effort to raise the 50 per cent in- projected and the tael was not much more .
De i crease required. } than half its present price, it was con-
eat In retiring from Yunnan Fu, Mr. _ sidered that approximately £10,000 would. ,
as ’ Evans has been appointed to succeed Mr. be needed to cover the incidence of ex- j
Nise ey Eby cc Parsons in charge of the 'Miao work. change and £20,000 would be used for
ese) Be The furlough of Mr. Parsons is long over- new buildings. We anticipated that the
SS ht ; ;
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From the Mission House
income would gradually rise to the new cover entirely the cost of maintenance, but
level of exchange, but that, during the nevertheless it has been a pleasure to
transition period, money would be needed promote the particular interest and the in-
; to cover the immediate demands of the come so derived has been very valuable.
exchange. Most of the new buildings to But it is obvious that with the present rate
| be provided are not such as will increase of exchange the same contributions are
annual expenditure, but will greatly in- totally inadequate for their purpose. Each
crease efficiency. A doctor costs the same cot, each preacher, each scholar, each
whether he has charge of a ‘small and ill- Bible-woman, costs three times as much
equipped hospital or one that is adequate as before the war. This additional cost
and well-equipped. A teacher costs the falls now entirely upon the general in-
same whether his work is cramped in a come, and it will be a great relief if the
poor building or assisted by a suitable supporters of these specific objects can in-
building. A missionary is not less expen- crease their contributions so as to make
sive because his chapels are unsuitable them sufficient for their purpose.
and unimpressive, but his ministry is far Rev. F. J..Dymond feels the need of
less effective. Indeed the better building special contributions of this kind to train
is far more economical, because it com- young men and women for: Chris- j
; mands larger fees and better local support. tian work. He says in a recent letter : ‘‘I
Under present conditions the Committee have recently sent a young, woman to
will be careful not to increase annual ex- Chentu Normal School that she may be ;
penditure by new ventures, but in order to trained as a teacher. Two other young
obtain the best return for our present ex- women, daughters of John Li, B.A., are
penditure, and to enable our missionaries here longing to get trained, the one in
to secure the best) results ‘from their medicine, the other in evangelistic work
labours, it is absolutely necessary inmany for women. We want efficient teachers,
; Places to provide better buildings and purses, Bible-women, etc., and the ma-
equipment, and that is the chief object of terial is all about us had we only the ‘
the £30,000 appeal. The exchange has wherewithal.” Perhaps some readers will
risen so enormously that the £10,000 first
computed would only meet the demand of i
a single year. At least £20,000 of the COST OF SILVER IN CHINA
special appeal must be reserved for the ;
special objects for which it is ear-marked DURING LAST TEN YEARS
and contributed. It would be poor policy
to use special appeals to meet ordinary ex- PO eee st tag
penditure excepting in an emergency. 5 Oo
Ordinary income should cover ordinary ple bay ea oy
expenditure. Therefore we urge the neces- | 6°64 }
sity of raising the income to meet the ex- | i be ed Ges
penditure due to exchange, rather than 6:0 eH a
augmenting the Special Fund for that pur- 5.6 | ee lies ie
pose. At the same time we need. the :
Special Fund to supply the equipment 5«O a Se (cae
which will secure the largest results from os es
the annual expenditure. The two aims, 4:6 oe ae f
therefore, are not inconsistent, they are po bele ya ae
supplementary to each other. 4:0
ie A Word to Many individuals, churches | | Peer re
Supporters of and Sunday Schools have 3°6 S
| Particular been accustomed to make 3-0 PSE Vata eaag
“Objects. special annual contribu- [fay | j
tions for the maintenance 26 PaaS Se at le
of some particular objects, such as cots Pop |e] ee ete
f in hospitals, boys or girls in schools, 2:0 ele :
| Bible-women, preachers in training and SSaNumMY YY Or OD 4
| preachers in the ministry. The amount SS Se aa eee se
i contributed has rarely been sufficient to Since this diagram was prepared it has risen to7/10. Ep,
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fee
a
mi The Prayer Union
SS Lib
a be moved to supply the ‘ wherewithal.” Mrs. Stobie and her two daughters
Peal : John Li, B.A., is one of our oldest and expect to sail on March 7th to join the
ett most esteemed Chinese ministers in Yun- Rev. W. R. Stobie at Wenchow.
| i nan.» It would be a fine investment for mil the mission to prepare his two daughters ~ eee epee Ie
oe for different spheres of work. The International Review
: | Hi German The advance of peace is of Missions.
mo Missions. bringing’ once more into Mr. OLpHAM continues his survey of
mi ‘ clearer view some mission- the ‘Effects of the War on Missions,” . \°
Be Ht ary principles which for a time were par- and deals with Christian Education, and
I Hh tially obscured by the clouds of war. The’ Miss Gollock writes on ‘‘The Church in -
e Hi - Standing Committee which acts for the the Mission Field.” Equally pertinent is
SS | i Conference of British Missionary societies |.“ Religious Education under neutral
a is giving careful attention to the relation government,” by the Bishop of Bombay.
iH of missions to governments generally, A painfully-enlightening paper is that
me ya with particular reference to the present of Mrs. Graham on “The Moral Impact
ean restrictions applying to German missions _ of the Gospel,” and centres in the Congo.
= Hib on British territory. The Committee re- A kindred study is that by Dr. Adriani,
dl HN affirm their conviction that ‘‘freedom to ‘The effect of western rule on Animistic
me carry the Gospel of Christ to all the - tribes.” Other notable articles make up
- nations is essential to the life of the Chris- a number of great value. A suggestive
Se ie tian Church, and that such freedom and helpful appendix is on “Movements
el should be granted to members of all de- towards Church Union.” We are now
Se: Ht q nominations and citizens of all nationali- ten years removed from “Edinburgh,
aS Hui ties, on the clear understanding that mis- 1910.” This review in entering upon its
a sionaries of alien nationality will carefully ninth year, is excellently serving its
en abstain from. participation in political ambitious purpose.
Re “affairs and \conduct their work in full Price 8s. net. 10s. 6d. post free to any
a loyalty to the government of the country part of the world. 117 Victoria Street,
ee eh in which they reside.” Steps are to be London, S.W.1, or of our own publishing
“areal taken to secure the universal acceptance house.
Ree of this principle by all governments. As ee aa a necessary preliminary there is to be a ;
-. ‘Conference between missionary repre- The P rayer Union.
een sentatives of the different nations, includ- “Even them will I bring to My holy
a ing Germany, in order to arrange for y»,ountain, and make them joyful in My
Poesia] united action in the common cause. house of prayer : their burnt offerings and
eee ih The action of our own Missionary Com- their sacrifices shall be accepted upon
ee Nt mittee with regard to the German Mis- \ine altar.’—Isa, 56, 7.
mr 7 sions adjacent to our own on the Tana : :
eigen HME river perfectly accords with the funda- Hymns:
ei mental -principle affirmed above. Our “O Master, let me walk with Thee.” i
4 salt _ Committee decided that any action on our “Ves! we trust-the day is breaking.”
Bt _ part must be in consultation and co- “When this passing’ world is done.”
Bok operation with the authorities of the Ger- Feb. 1.—The Sisterhood of the Church.
pac man mission, and serve only as an ex- Rey. J. Moore. Pp. 11, 32.* Prov. 31,
eau pediént to supervise the work until such 19.99.
Bet time as the missionaries are permitted to Feb. 8.—Chao Tong Circuit. Rev. |
De resume their work in their former field. C. E: Hicks. Pp. 39-41. Isa. 61, 1-6. a
ee ly “Locum” for The furlough of Dr. Feb. 15. East.Africa, Mazeras. Rev.
Ke ae Wenchow. E. T. A. Stedeford is due J. B. Griffiths (46, 47.) Isa. 21, 1-12.
SN 9! in the spring and a young Feb. 22. West Africa. Collegiate
egos st | Australian, Dr.. G. C.. Bury, has been School. Rev. J. B. Nichols. (51, 52.)
mee Tey engaged to take charge of our large Wen- Acts 17, 22-31.
eto nl chow hospital during the furlough of Dr. Feb. 29. Universal prayer for Stu-
Bahk, f Stedeford.. Dr. Bury sailed in the dents. See p. 29. 1 Cor. 12, 1-12. i
Ne ay EE ‘““Wakasu Maru” on January 20th. #iissionary ‘Report!
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aan By Rev.
ev. T. T. Campbell sae :
I M o ae Campbell. A. E, GREENSMITH.
AM WieMOrlam.
ITH the passing of Rev. T. T. when his only child was born. He
| Campbell, our West African had been brought up in comparative
| ministry has lost one of its most poverty, and when through dint of hard .
Sree Sy ar study he ee a eee teacher, ae
: rst met sis)” aS ne was always earnings were but 2s. - per month.
called since I knew him, in 1899. I re- He had made some headway in the teach-
turned to Victoria Park College, to the ing profession, when my predecessor, in
duties of a new term, with the blush of West Africa, Rev. James Proudfoot, de-
| dignity of Senior over me, and was told tected unusual qualities in the young ~ ;
that two Negroes had arrived, and had schoolmaster, and eventually.“ T.T.2 was sa
been waiting for two weeks for the open- unanimously elected as a candidate for
: ing of the College term. One of these the ministry of the Sierra Leone churches,
was Rev. T. T, Campbell. I went to him, While at Victoria College he worked
| to extend my welcome, and in particular, hard, and. finished his two years with ;
Bi) helped to make him feel at home in his great credit to himself and the churches
appointed study, by assisting him in the that sent him for training. He carried |
| disposition of his personal belongings in off the Cuthbertson prize, coming second %
| their particular places. “T.T.”
' never forgot this little attention to a Oa A a
Eo the end of his life. He had been © a eels Ne gee Soe arta era | Oe ae SF is a ;
| concerned lest the colour bar, that [a aa Weis Pee Be layers Sree ih my
q he had witnessed in West Africa, JQ MAI Wii teasie 1.0 aie Bi eee, v4 ia.
would be operative in College. I [RpRMR i aeeinauier mee aye ak) oo VW Ce PaAN :
soon disabused his mind of the [ee AEE be A sane a
idea, as did my fellow students, POA cede ished ae ae
5 4 PS BEE ath Sep AN hapa, it Ba
} and we were freely drawn into § POR Ee 7 wer eo ks
| each other’s company. ey ek ‘ e a, - < y oet ow ge eg AS
. To his manliness and his Chris- Da aS Te Sf |
tian deportment, and the indica- jpayae ; ae Pe a ie
tion he gave of the possibilities of [Rgau umm Lae Ae 1A ee ay Bee ;
: : eee ae ae oh VN eae Se ; ,
L the African Negro, I owe my de- Raat ks J ae ae Ne yoy horn | AN 7
termination to go to the foreign (em memeaey aie oR ie Teal ee ii
| field, and my faith in the Negro, AMMEN ms Fines \y nk xe
which he awakened, has ‘not [i ‘amet , * A Ne a
slumbered since. a ae Na So fl
During the whole of his College [Biaa! ee eae ey Say ses
career he won the admiration and [ig@iiwiaue ie T oe eR BS
Boy respect of his colleagues, and the [#pW\ wa fee Co ei ees
: students of those days have eh) Mama © Par Loy x
i‘ S iis ey Ba ee | mae < Sear. I 6
Bee always been ready with enquiries | bene A et Vs Gee Of
as to his well-being and well- fey Ne je Pad.
doing when I have met them. ce} eee) Yee a See
“T.T.” entered College at a Kael ey i ui ee aoa Cae
: greater age than is permitted to epee Te ee lt
English students. He had already he alent Se i, |. eee
| .. Passed through the school of sor- |) SRaawis bce emeie eee eta Ag ae i
t og VRB 4 eee geet Uv gee Pe
_ tow, when he came to England, LS ae ie eG hogeemm cr Pe wrar sh 2) We
| that had helped to mould him into ae Bro ae oe Be’ By See
Be a very sober and paternal-looking ee ey Pa sc os aae
|. - Sort of brother. Oe ol
eo His mother had found a watery : :)
' . t fii Stalwarts at Bananas, Sierra Leone, }
i ; Stave , 1A as SLOT 0 Brethren C. E. Davies, J, B. O. Johnson, T. B. Campbell, f
i n nanas. ere an . Harris. e third is the father of the Rev. “T.T., i
Bo ead ot Metanas | Thee, «ool eaie, meee hanno re i a
| too, he had fost his wife, Sues : Sec (RepGA OB: Gréensmath. a
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ml Rev. T. T. Campbell—In Memoriam,
only to J. T. Brewis, now our honoured that work, There he wrought faithfully
a Principal. and well. He saw many souls turn frona
| tlt Throughout his ministry he has sought darkness to light, members added to the
a to read good books, though his work has. church, new stations opened, and an in-
hee) mainly run along the myriad details of an creased income marking a further advance
= African minister’s life. The promise of towards the goal of self-support. The
— usefulness he gave when in England has day-school under his immediate super-
ma iit been amply fulfilled in West Africa, and ‘vision, was raised from the position of
mi he wrought unstintingly for the good of | elementary to intermediate, and was pro-
in our church life there. nounced by the Government inspector to
Hf In the first circuit to which he was ap- be the best for the year of the schools of
mo pointed he took down and rebuilt our the Protectorate, gaining at the same
oS Wilberforce church, and saw the debt time a Government grant-in-aid of £82.
ee | i cleared away. In this and all such work Sierra Leone is poorer for the loss of
el) in our West African churches the work such a man, and our churches in particu-
a falls almost entirely upon the minister. Jar will feel his loss. He was recalled to
ae He had not been long in the circuit before tabour in. the Sierra Leone peninsula in -
oH it became, for the first time, a self-sup- April of this year, and was appointed to
me inie ‘porting circuit. take charge of our leading circuit. When
ml On his appointment to the Freetown he arrived he already bore indications of
mee i South Circuit he was equally successful. — suffering from the labours of the Protec-
a i He tackled the partly completed Truscott torate, and the District Committee had
: Memorial Church, finished it, and saw it given him permission to have an extended
mo freed from debt. During his stay in that holiday, which he decided to have later
mo circuit, Centenary Tabernacle was al- jin the year. It was not to be. In :
> San tered and hbeautified at a cost of some August he was sent to bed, suffering
eal £1,300, and was soon freed from debt. from strange fevers and headaches, and
Se a He then took down the old frame church, jn this weak state, typhoid fever inter-
ey called Bethel, erected a stone church, and yened, and the end came on October 18th.
RS rae opened it free of debt. He was buried in the afternoon of the
e TH tas But church building was not his only 19th, and it is not surprising to me to
m4 . strong point. He organised the churches hear that 2,500 persons attended the
S in such a way, that in every case funds {fyneral as a’ token of respect.
; multiplied, the spiritual life of the mem- Two Wesleyan missionaries, who had
ae bers was quickened, and every interest j:nown him, and one of our own esteemed
AS watched over with paternal care. He was laymen—Mr. A. Varley, of Lancaster—
a) of great service in the administration of were present at the funeral, Iam pleased
a ‘the District, and carried on the heavy to think that some whites were present. —
AW duties of District secretaryship, and was ye was worthy. He had honoured the
4 | a member of every important committee training received in Europe and the
at in our church life. teachings of his own home.
Seat He was powerful in debate, and one to His aged father, a veteran of our
whom we listened with the greatest churches, still watches and waits on the
EN respect and regard. He was a man of jslands of Bananas. He is too old to
prayer, and ever, over all, saw the venture over the waters, I fear, and would
pe Cross, where he had been saved from sin. not be at the funeral. I have been con-
Bea The sick and sorrowing ever found in strained to send him a word of cheer, for
page i him a sympathetic friend; many a happy should the father be who can give ,
| il domestic quarrel was straitened out by to.Africa such a son. ‘T.T.” leaves a
Reel him ; the day-schools under his charge devoted and gracious wife, and the son,
es sa were carefully superintended,'and many a above referred to, to mourn his loss.
‘ i young man and woman owe their reli- I have only glimpsed at some of the
Toe AL gious training and their aspirations to phases of “T.T.’s” career, but I lovingly
Pika the work of “T.T.” pay this tribute to his memory, and wish —
Bley tt hae In 1914 he was appointed to the Mendi I could convey to others the faith I had
Ne Ht Mission. _He had long wanted to go to in this man, for he was a prophecy of
= bles that field, and had previously offered for Africa’s redemption.
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| Students and the . By the Rev. —
Bg ee WILLIAM . PATON,
Missionary Call. . Secretary S.C.M.
ACH year the last Sunday in understand and discuss in a spirit of sym-
G February is observed by members pathy the national points of view' of their
of the Student Christian Movement opponents. It may be confidently asserted
throughout the world as a Day of that ‘the World’s Student Christian
Prayer for students, and this year the Federation has a great work to perform
Day will be February 29th. On that day in uniting together students of different
the leaders of the Movement invite not nations in the sincere service of a true
only students, but Christian people every- Christian ‘international order.
where who care for the extension of the Very near to the heart of the Student
Kingdom of God in the university world, \{ovement from its very beginning’ until
to join in prayer for students and the pow has been the missionary enterprise!
Student Christian Movement. In our own country the movement began
The movement is one of the most con- with the Student Volunteer Missionary
spicuously international movements in the Union, and though that Union is now
: religious world ; indeed, it may be ques- merged in the wider Student Christian
_ tioned whether any more effectively inter- Movement as a missionary department, it
national society exists, of this kind and is still a vital part of the whole. About
purpose. It began with student move- 2,300 members of the Union have sailed
ments in America and Canada, Great for the mission field, and to this may be
Britain, Germany and Scandinavia, and added the even larger number of Student
in the 25 years of its growth has now Volunteers who have sailed from ‘America,
: extended to France, Switzerland, Hol- and the contribution also from the con- -
land; Belgium, Italy, Russia, Austria and _ tinent of Europe.
Hungary, the Balkan. States, India, During the war the number of students
China, Japan, and to Australia, South volunteering from our own universities
. Africa and South America. In some of and colleges for foreign work was neces-
these countries the Movement is still in sarily very small. _ Now that the colleges
its infancy, m others it is vigorous, are full again the re-birth of the mission-
highly organised and influential. Itneeds ary movement is being seen. Since the
no pains to demonstrate that the prob- Summer Conference of the Movement,
lems confronting a movement of this kind held at Swanwick in July, over 100
in England and Holland and America— | students have joined the S.V.M.U., and
eountries where the dominant currents of this although all universities have been in
religion are sympathetic to the Movement a4 somewhat chaotic state and the differ-
—are totally different from those which ent branches of the Movement have had
meet it in countries like Austria and Rus- their attention mainly concentrated on
sia, where national Christianity is mainly consolidating their forces and making the
Catholic or Orthodox, or in India or road Christian appeal to the multitudes
China, where it is surrounded by pagan of students who have flocked from’ the
systems: of religion. Army to the colleges. It is not too soon
The total membership of the whole to predict that if the Church can find the
r Federation is nearly 200,000, and this money, the men and women will be forth-
number comprises students of all coming to carry on the missionary move-
nations, of all faculties, and all ment.
Churches. The bonds that unite the We appeal therefore confidently to the _
several national movements have been readers of this journal to remember on \
sorely strained by the War, but they have. February 29th this great world-wide fel-
not been broken, and the reality of the lowship of students, and to pray that
union has been proved by the speed with God will strengthen it in faith, hope and
which communications have been taken love, and make it an instrument which
up again, and the readiness of the mem- He can use in the furtherance of His
_ bers on different sides of the conflict to Kingdom.
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Eos 8 2
_ A Missionary “He being dead, "Bo ihe Ree
s 5 me i
| Meditation. yet speaketh. R. H. KIPLING.
oath HILST sitting by the fireside this and imagination of the whole Church,
| W wintry night, the memory of a_ the day of the new heavens, and the new
{ii : young man who called to see me earth will be already dawning. In this
me in Appleby flashed across my mind. chivalrous and prophetic enterprise, all
hy A quarter of a century has passed, but will be in vain unless to us Christ is the
me) it I see him as distinctly as on that memor- first and the last; its very soul: its only
Tl {i able day. He came for information, es- explanation and its ‘timeless and un-
| pecially about East Africa, and hearing dimmed glory.
sy that the Rev. Thomas Wakefield would Devotion to Him is the imperative and
a shortly be in the circuit, asked me to all-essential condition of missionary sym-
S | {i arrange an interview. This was done pathy and action. The cause is great and
ee with pleasure, the interview took place, glorious beyond human expression, but
aS | and out of it arose issues of the greatest it has neither meaning nor existence
ee | importance. apart from Him. He is everything to
| Years after, when this young man had the believer. A universal Kingdom is
ae inne finished his earthly course, Thomas meaningless without its universal king.
i ihih Wakefield, that éver-to-be-revered and Devotion to Him. is all-comprehensive.
me I most gracious soul, corresponded with All we are and have we gladly give to
mee Me me about the circumstances of his offer- Him. Our joy is to spread the glad
mi ing himself for foreign service. All the tidings. To love Him is heaven ; to obey
eS information he desired was given, and Him is blessedness; and the thought of
= more than he could utilise in his bio- some day seeing His face is rapture in-
a: graphic appreciation. describable. Devotion will create and
eA Thus thinking of the younger mission- foster within us His spirit of love and
Pe Nt ary, I passed to larger considerations, compassion. With His eyes we shall see
er which I knew were shared and experi- the spiritual need of men; and with His
= j enced by him ; truths which exalt and in-, cross we shall see His all-sufficiency for
Ba ier spire all thinkers who cherish them. the widest boundaries of human life and
SS : What is worthy of justification is ulti- . the remotest ages of creation, in past and
mt mately justified. Men and movements future tenses.
me of intrinsic merit are sooner or later re- Devotion will create vision of the great-
eel i cognised. Every king’ comes to his _ est and most beneficent Kingdom that the
= throne. The missionary movement is a most gifted mind can conceive. Nothing
=f striking instance. Arguments for its short of age-enduring and _ universal
mr yl necessity were once common; they are dominion can satisfy our Lord. The mis-
ee not needed now; the Church has passed sionary movement which is the human ‘
mt into a larger consciousness of its essen- effort to thus enthrone Him appeals to the
—S tial character in the redemption of man- spiritual imagination; its scope is the ©
phe ih kind. The. movement is as natural as the human race; its methods are the divinest
: Oh beauty of the cornfield, and as inevitable possible; its action is) as enduring as :
(i as the tides. The soul of Christianity is necessity ordains ; and its consummation
| love, and love must fulfil its highest life | God’s glory and man’s eternal felicity.
Mee by its outflowing and ingathering. The A wide view of Nature is impressive; a
Bee Ale Church is essentially a missionary so- wide view of man is even more so. The
Ree itt . ciety; it is the divine witness to the parochial mind never sees the invisible ~
BN: supremacy of Christ, and the universal spaciousness of the Kingdom of God. But
P iit purpose of His Kingdom. The Church a religion that is not universal in aim,
Be acres is only worth preserving as it manifests and a redemption that cannot save to the
A Ut the life of its Lord, sows the seed, . uttermost is neither ideal nor final.
e i spreads the light, and seeks to bring the Christ’s message of good will is world-
Tg i 4 whole world to the feet of Jesus. Selfish- wide. His vision of blessing is not
eae any mess and indifference are communal, as bounded by time or space. Surely at last
oe well as individual, sins. When this most ° the end will justify the beginning’ of this
Ki cai progressive, most redemptive, and most divine creation we call mankind.
ee iN glorious of alt causes, captures the heart Service is the corollary of vision. The
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; The Observatory
‘Gospel must be preached throughout the known _ sufferers—thinkers and workers
world. Dreaming will not save the race. who built better than they knew. Christ
Everywhere the messengers must travel: died for us, and we ought to lay down
heralds of the cross, every servant of this our lives for the brethren.
new and better covenant must voice the East and West Africa are for ever
Saviour’s love and tell of His matchless sacred, for some of the choicest souls
grace. All gifts and graces: all things have laboured there, and some have laid
in the whole compass of man’s personal- down their lives for Christ’s sake.
ity must be pressed into this all-absorbing Thomas Wakefield and Thomas Truscott \
f joy of service. Love delights to serve. represent to me all that is noblest, most
The greatest honour is to be servant of unselfish, and most divine in character
all. Religion without service is the most and service. They broke the alabaster
selfish and most unworthy of creeds and box, and anointed their Lord ; the odour
experiences. _ of the ointment still fills the house, and
Service is veined with sacrifice. Life is will be fragrant, for ever.
based on this truth; the cross. is its He who called to see me in Appleby
holiest and most convincing manifesta- was Robert Moss Ormerod.* All that is .
tion. The sacrificial spirit lies at the root mortal of him lies in an East African
of all service. What costs nothing is a grave: but he rests in God, and all is
poor contribution to the world’s redemp-_ well.
t tion. Our freedom results from the “Born March 8th, 1869. Sailed for East Pade Sept, 26th
sacrifices of multitudes of known and un- 1892. Died in Mzizima Hospital, Sept, 22nd, 1899 —Ep.
= > of Soe
: do not extend north of the Yellow river,
The Observatory. and all our work is north of the river,
An Excellent Example. and is a purely agricultural district
' Battersea Park Road, London (Brixton which would have no great attraction
Circuit) has had a bazaar and raised £75. for adventurers. ” ;
As usual, they have tithed this net result Mr. Hinds then describes his efforts to
- for Missions, and thus £7 10s. comes in. get funds for the new College, for which ~
ions, § A ge, Lor
to the missionary exchequer. When shall £2,000 has to be raised on that side. A
ay q . . .
we hear of other churches following this strenuoustask. He had obtained £1,000.
- . > . e
heroic example? Of those who may do it He then portrays a Peace Celebration, +
we shall be glad to have tidings. arranged by the Belgians and the Bisho
‘ : from Vung" Bing hi China and Japan: TORT DS ane neko CW 0e Sets
: ‘ yas munity of foreign residents and the heads :
The Rev. J. Hinds writes in answer to f Chi > t
our further enquiry. (See pp. 110 and o Pe oe err eh ea
B/ 147, 1919.) The Rev. James Seden.
ik : We deeply regret to hear that our j
i As you know, China was badly sold fended ‘forced Bereavement bythe
i at the Peace Conference, and until the 00 245 SINE Coe: vse ila
i vrais : loss of Mrs. Seden. Mr. Seden com-
: wrong is righted there is sure to be a His minisenin 4875 ae Ribe baer
feeling of Soreness. And judging by Aiics ae L tO aa : igen i
the way Japan has been torturing and | He rae a an Ona ae hee
: murdering innocent people in Korea— testimony ae t ea -round usefulness his
rather than see them ensconsed in Shan- four years SNe ne Pe one
invalid in 1879, and entered home
tung’ the Germans would be preferable. RNS Sie “ ;
- True, there is a party which is playing work, and after 38 years’ total service he s
i : * " : © retired in 1914. Weare grieved that he
into Japanese hands all the time, and h f hile dost: fh as
- the Japanese are using all their efforts ft ae te Be y it oe Aticd! Gace
apparently to keep the north and south rape Heche atl tee are still aA es
r from coming to terms: offering’ to lend i ra
po money at good interest to each party to a Ged oi loved ones, but we lose not a
fight the other. Except in a general What: He hath given: fe
way it will not affect our work in Shan- [hey live in earth, in thought and deed,
{ tung in this province. The German as truly, ‘
claims, and latter the Japanese claims, - As in His heaven.” 4
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ae The Redemption of |
yin) { e 99%
7 ot. Sophia. ?
[Seal :
Veet E have received a book for review rule. But English opinion did not need
| W with this title, of which a third educating—surely its judgment was fore- ‘4
li edition has been published. It is gone. The only safeguard for the restora-
heey by the Rev. J. A. Douglas, B.D., Vicar tion of this ancient church to Christen- :
| he of St. Luke’s, Camberwell. The book dom and for the security and equitable
(ca was sent “with the compliments of the treatment of the Christian population of
Peedi Greek bureau of foreign information.” the Near East, is the removal of Turkish
ts i i Mr. Douglas has devoted great enthu-. government from Constantinople. The
Pil siasm and scholarship to his subject. In question iseasy here. Over in Paris it is
Mts successive chapters he describes Constan- doubtless a hard decision which our
: we tinople as “the perennial mother-city of statesmen are called upon to make.
3S | eit the East,” gives us a view of its famous “The present writer was among’ the for-
a iit monuments, pourtrays for us ‘‘The Turk tunate few who in August, 1912, were
: ' eT and his cattle,” then cordially deals with present in the galleries of St. Sophia on
a ‘““England’s decision” and “ England’s op-.__ the Night of Power which closes the great
| Hi portunity.” Moslem feast of the month of Ramazan.
it Two quotations will illustrate “the con- . . . Iturned toa Greek girl who had
me ate summation so devoutly to be wished” by .been ‘brought by one of the European
me the author. parties, and said, ‘I long’ to see, Easter
me ey _ “From the day of. the signing. of the kept again in Saint Sophia.’ She an-
me A Armistice we looked in our papers for the swered ‘ Christ is risen.’ Will the Night
ms announcement of the restoration of St. of Power or the Easter feast be kept in
SS Hn Sophia. Yet the “Church Times” of Saint Sophia in 1920? Without treachery
Bs January 31st, 1919, said that public re- to England’s history and England’s
eee ference to the restoration was to be boasted calling, our fleet cannot sail away
a strongly deprecated, and the same paper and leave the great Greek city of Con-
ee ei had urged that Constantinople was a stantinople a Turkish city, and its Mother
Bie ay Greek city and should be put under Greek - Church a mosque. . . If she have the
ae a eecourage; aeithes = Redeinptionyy ols 7 saints.
i — ee oa A _ Sophia will be second to none of the great
a SSeS | deeds which she has wrought for
— 4 humanity.
Bea Ma ee opEta a ty nd o
ace Sy te > D b pteteee ee gE :
ee NN hia a oc ee P| e\, ae 3
Be / ee ee ee lk, dao \! Ln ee ee ee
ae ie Rae ae ee ba ge sign eds Ba ethers ee cae
eset ye ratte a2 OR ee ee ch ane ea a oe
Neel Ce eee Lm Eel alll
eet aie’ ge GN a eer
meet gs TaN ihe 3s The Church of St. Sophi Abdullah F
Eo 4 an ee rs oa fae er | Constantinople. — eee s Te
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i The Church of St. Sophia, Constantinople
Interesting facts are that St. Sophia head, saying that if he had abandoned to
was commenced to be built in 326: the his troops the spoils and the captives he
present fabric was dedicated in 537. For had reserved to himself the buildings. -
over 900 years it was the mother Church For on entering the imperial city the
of the East and the most renowned shrine first thought of the conqueror was of the
in Christendom. “Its capture and dese- wonderful edifice which seemed to be the
cration in 1453 sent a shock through the symbol of the Christian empire. The
whole Christian world. Its use as a transformation of the Church of Divine
mosque for 466 years has been a reproach Wisdom into a mosque was in his eyes
tothe free Christian nations of the West the first privilege of his conquest, and in
and a torture to the enslaved and suffer- the pride of his victory he imagined that ;
ing Christians of the East. Its liberation he would thus-destroy the past.
is an essential condition and would be the “And now after a little less than five
augury of a lasting world-peace, of the centuries, the past revives, rising as it,
self-realisation of the peoples to whom it were out of the grave. Like a huge wave
belongs, and of permanent harmony be- the War came, and it has washed away
tween Moslem and Christian in the Near Many human constructions, whose vener-
East.” able aspects we -had admired, yet they
The book has several excellent coloured were but temporary. The question of the
illustrations. disposition of Constantinople is before
Dr. Louis Brehier, Professor in the the Peace Conference, and many Chris-
University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, tians are anxious as to the fate of St.
writes in the “Constructive Quarterly” Sophia. Shall it retain the incongruous
- for June last, as follows : “Tt was in the decorations which for the Turk are~the
glorious precincts of St. Sophia that the proud evidence of his conquest? Or shall
Byzantine empire, which for ten centuries it once more be the great Cathedral, the
had defended civilised Europe on the great Christian sanctuary of the East? A
Bosphorus, suffered its death-pangs. The few years ago such a thought would have
city was taken, the last Emperor of the been chimerical; to-day we may ask if |
Romans met his death at the head of his the priest, who, according to the legend,
troops, and through all the breaches in disappeared into the recesses of the wall
the ramparts streamed the Turks, who at the moment when the Turks entered
soon flooded the whole city. The masses the cathedral on May 29th, 1453, will not
of distracted people moved instinctively $09 return to complete the holy sacrifice
towards St. Sophia, as if it were an in- which was so rudely interrupted.” Ce
violable refuge. Childish stories had» Ne eee
spread among the people, and it was said Seas a \ OL) ae
that when the unbeliever should reach the VO . eee
Forum Augustaion, and pass towards the Doge Ae ie ge oe
column of Justinian, an archangel armed oe o
with a flaming sword would descend from a ee oo ma
; heaven to exterminate him. \ a a Pe Hea ‘ ew | oa
.“But the expected miracle did not hap- a pe dee |) Pty eticcteak ie]
pen, and while the priests were celebra- ( c Ae fee. it oS ee a
ting Divine service for the last time, He E fan HE ei | aaa ‘
Turkish soldiers broke in and “took as in ee a fs Oe et a ae
reeset the dazed murctade at aL, IMR
of women and children. Then began the Bal ee. pee ae s
pillage, the destruction of. altars and oer Bae cgi BASU Cer A
icons, the dispersion of relics, the theft We SE) anal ee wee a eT
of priestly ornaments and sacred vessels. eye ey a ne ica ia
O ee s Te eel Sapien ue oes ud VLR WM ca
nly the arrival of the Sultan put an end =) Waele ee earls een
j to this plunder. Seeing one of -his sol- (Ss pea ae
diers about to shatter the marble pave- The interior of 4 ie
ment he drew his scimitar and cut off his - St. Sophia.
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Pa .
} é¢
ml A Penny oi
| a a Written by a
mk a Day. Missionary Box.
OW listen to my lay, both young times of sweets and cake, denial you will
fe and old, I pray; on this bright make, and then the penny take and give ‘
| i New Year’s day: and do not say “For Jesu’s sake.’ And often you must
eal me Nay. “A Penny a Day” is alll ask ray, “Lord, send me help to-day ; Thou
hea from short or tall; and, though the gift knowest what I say, ‘and wilt not say me
ei is small, ’twill answer many a call. The Nay.” And as the months pass round,
mm) calls are loud and clear which come from with merry daily sound, your heart with
Tia far and near, ’mid many a falling tear: joy will bound that I’m so heavy found.
a | and shall not Christians hear? Or shall And when the year is o’er, and I can hold
“fl | the heathen die, with no Redeemer nigh? no more, I’ll yield up all my store, and
Sa Oh, hear their piteous cry, and to their ask for an encore.
x succour hie. Who’ll take me in, and
— see how helpful they can be, in setting
fe Lael nations free, by daily gifts to me. One aaa Box to every home may very quickly
mai ie come: you know where there are some;
ae you need not send to Rome. Your Bookland.
fl petit ee es ae eee Bring-Brother : One of: the children in blue
me you Gree pe o’er. “Oh yes ‘that’s true [rom the town. of lone. bamboo... By
— , ait yess ’ F, L. Codrington. S.P.C.K., 4s.
ats I know, but will you please to show ‘ Pe a =
| where pennies freely grow?” “Oh, yes, Bring-brother, strange to say, is a girl,
a you’ll see below.” On Sundays couid 1 Bae she was born in the province of
- Te stand with no kind friend at hand to Fukien, China. This book tells her story
ml think of many a land, and help a cause ‘2 most, winsome way, -acway. that will
me so gtand? One day papa will try his commend pelt to many a little boy or gin
oe paper to deny, and let the penny fly, the 7° has the good fortune 2 have this
ce i heathen to supply. Mamma will gladly book placed before them. T mae et
a nt say, “My turn has come to-day, I think quaint Chinese illustrations, making the
eh, I know the way to help a scheme so Story still more real. ove oe jong
me gay.” “Now brother, dear, so kind, known of many sce See ae
— you never are behind; so please a penny Clinging round a C Laer ild. oe oe
ee find : you'll never miss it, mind.” “You, 2% described, and somehow Pie ee
a sister, 100, will'aid this effort to be made, Justified: AÂ¥ any, rate We:can admire Ene
a to see His words obeyed Who teigns in quaint beauty. “5 ne te pence
fre light arrayed.” Sometimes at school a produced, its cover being the favourite
Pee aN, friend will, too, a penny send to such a Colours of China.
eae Ni noble end, and thus the truth defend.

— — And sometimés in the street some liberal “The Truth of Christianity.” By Lt.-Col.
ee tit soul you’ll meet. A smile your tale will Wi A. -Turton, 4D'S.0- Wells,
ome t ‘ greet, and soon your joy’s complete. Gardner, 2s. net.

Pe Sometimes your hands can earn a penny This is a new, and unexpectedly, a
a EM in their turn: and soon the way you’ll cheaper edition of an excellent book

S learn, is still with zeal you burn. Waste- which we reviewed in 1907 and 1912. /
wae nt paper, rags, or string, glass bottles, The book has been carefully revised, for
Cen bones, a ring, or any worn-out thing, all this the ninth edition. It is to be noted
Bet these may pennies bring. When summer _ that it has been translated into Japanese,

bec flowers awake you may sweet rambles JItalian,; Chinese, and ‘Arabic. This fact
Mi LAN take, through field, and lane, and brake, is its own recommendation. As we said
ie ra and penny nosegays make. When autumn -jn 1912 (p. 274): “It is an excellent com-
ee it leaves float down—yellow and red and _ pendium of Christian theology.” Now
ene Hs brown, you’ll make a garland crown, that it is available in Chinese, we hope
paeeny ti) which some may buy in town. Some- our missionaries in that, country. will be
be Xee lt Hi *An old-fashioned tale, extracted from ‘Welcome able to use it as a text-book. The review
| Words "” of thirty-three years ago. copy has gone there.

‘iis : oe ih 2 : 34

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Q Ala
The Broken Altar. :
Deep in the long dark hills above Foo- But all the demons of the haunted glen,
chow, Working with craft and guile and
Was built an ,altar and a house of might of hell ;
prayer ; Banded their forces and in seven short
And all around were rocks and heathen years, : : a
shrines, Silenced the music of the Christian bell.
And fear and death held nightly revel Kori
there. And when I dared that rocky road once
* more Wetes
Until one day a Vesper bell rang’ out, The sorrow of the valley called to me;
‘And all the gods in all the shrines stood And with bent head and heart too full to
; still, i : speak, ; é
And listened, wondering what bold soul I stood surrounded by earth’s misery.
had dared ( ; ;
i To wake that music in their sacred No footfall answered mine along the vale,
, hill. No voice of man or child or prayer or :
For with the music sounded forth a Name, bell ; ; &
And at that Name the rocks and trees But two tall pine trees, shuddering as I
rejoiced ; passed, —
Be And all the powers of evil were dismayed, Showed ruined temple and deserted cell.
i heir st hold in the hill : : :
eee Fee ee ore ane â„¢S Oh broken altar! Silent Vesper bell ; 2
et Oh wounded Nature and deserted fane!
And every eve the little bell pealed on, Would that my wayward feet had never
And every morn was heard the match- strayed / .
less Name ; Along that lonely mountain path again.
Till Nature smiled and felt a new. hope a
stir ‘ W. S. Bs Ww. :
The groaning sinews of her weary At Kuliang. 5
frame. (From ‘Chinese Recorder.’’) °
er eR ay To ee {eae CRE . §
ree ie ee PE aR ec i le |
| : % a Co RGF GR Sag NN Ue GN ‘
. ‘ Wg gy Oa: sae Ce parce pa Reh oe rae Say vs } . ne a , %
‘ ee OES Ai cic ay aa ee a
- : RA be COS eae a , BES 3 S <
j : ea! ee
ye ee a
it a Re caee™ (e S el gr CREA GURP acha CS,” Renee eh ot Uy SRN sae AS ;
: oo lll
| Scene neat Wenchow. | (Rev. T. M. Gauge.
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a
os : “As a Tale that is Told”
= 5 : a mre y ies ‘
Du-Qe, the By the Rev. As a Tale that is
> Broken Altar. 1. M. GAUGE. Told.” *
he ‘The reading of this fine poem calls to NDER this felicitous title the Rev.
mi mind many and many a valley in the F. W. Macdonald has issued the
hese country over which our Wenchow mis- story of his useful life. It has
| sionaries have constantly to travel, which peen a delight to browse in its woods
a might well be the scene of the poet’s and pastures,. with a sort of sympathy
mi theme. Happily that theme is not so fre- \hich can only be felt by a minister. |
ee quently reproduced in our mission work. It is not a review book—these have
<<] However, I remember sharing to some ajmost ceased to come our way since the
aC extent the poignant feeling expressed in war—even in normal times we never
these lines whilst climbing up a valley wish to receive anything but missionary
0 away inside the Inner West Brook Cir- ‘hooks. But while reading this book for
S cuit RTE es en tae Bo eee one’s own inspiration, we have found a
Rh old friend, Pastor Lu—Go ess fim. rich missionary flavour in our author’s
pee We were passing a tiny hamlet of three churchmanship, and we, cull therefrom
$ or four households when a man came out the following passages.
a and approached us. We were soon in con- is
ihe versation together. He told us that at When visitng the Samoan Islands he
me tin one time they had been “believers,” but ire wantess
of Cae they had dropped it now. When asked hen we landed we were at once sur-
Sw 5 ‘ i rounded by groups of natives, men, women,
— the reason why, there was a pause, and chijdren, who smiled and laughed, and cried
a ey Eee EGR fe oes oot ie
= 5 » ‘ were decently, some o em smartly,
ma Grandpa was alive, and every morning dressed, and looked prosperous and comfort-
: ae and evening he used to come out in front able. There were many cottages about, and
scant of this house and call out “Tsu li-pa-eh, Pe eee irae ane Spore
Bee ea tee (te 1» : rations ago, these people were
I ue ye a 3 h ( ae ree i ) naked savages; any party of Europeans that
Ra (and we ail gathered together tor WOF- janded would have been well-armed, and even
ee! ship. But he ain and after that ee then the risk would have been great. As it
=e i was no one to call us to prayers and 1t was, none of us carried any weapon but an
ms stopped and then gradually we gave up umbrella. The change from the gun to the
SS attendance at chapel.” umbrella—symbols of two different oredrs of
| The man invited us to enter the house, {RIngS—is Suggestive, “And it, may, be said
of : C ! ‘ u
and a Bee the ee aE the oe not by the soldier, the statesman, the trader,
cis disused Bible an yMN-pook, covered — but by the missionary. The same thing is
Ee Be uel seiice, probably Ge Ben Solar sete ec he eee
i yy eld a brief s 4 Sou acific. is due to the missionary
ca. PHS since that evening when the faithful old that they are now safe and pleasant places of
_ disciple last summoned his friends and all for tourists, the homes of planters and
at i neighbours to prayér merchants, and chosen fields of exploration
a dita : : and scientific research. The veriest cynic in
ji Bou ee re such matters must admit that the missionary
‘ : etceee pero a has its uses.
: Wyatt Valley, not far from the valley of the in- He tear ives eS Even Re
Sn cident just related. At Du-Oe one of our Cana e Ke a re oat Hach me a
eeoeee more distant out-stations is situated. The y"!P x aaa e
ah ; F % Pago-pago.
Haas picture conveys something of the “atmo- Phe inlaid isnedHiysaevered in two by ts
eis ys é € i red in two by the
5 yeh sphere” of the A dae af the poem. long elbowed harbour, about half a mile in
i | width, cased everywhere by abrupt moun-
i Nae 75 We learn with deep thankfulness that tain-sides.. The tongue of eaten sien in per-
eet j the Rev. Donald V. Godfrey arrived at fect quiet, and laps round its continent with
Ni Shanghai December 19th, and reached the flapping wavelets of a lake. Its colour
ah Tientsin on December 24th. He is the . is green like a forest peel ea ie in the ee
oa i lows, dark in the midst with the reflected
Ra oe tc ao Rev. F. B. Turner for a sides of wooded mountains.” 1
ER Pepe eden eat SeeNeT NaS ee Sar Sas ae 2 Hd ian A little earlier, dwelling on his mis-
‘ VMs: *Literally ‘‘Tsu’’—to make, “ li-pa’’—worship—' make OLN ce age cae er ce
: La he worship !"' *Cassell and Co., 1919.
Bes 36 ,



Edinburgh, 1919! Geneva, 1920?
sionary secretariat of fourteen years, he Edinburgh, 1910!
says ;
' “Qnly so far as the convictions of Chris- Geneva, 1920?
tian people are secured on its behalf, can HIS should have been a momentous
ene work: : be eberdxely carried on: T year for missionary enthusiasts.
-No lower inspiration will suffice. No amount oo . :
of energy or T dmninistPacive ability will keep It is impressive as we meditate we ‘
a missionary society ‘in being’ apart from what we are to miss. It was intended
that which Christian faith and devotion can that 1910 should .be followed by 1920 in
alone supply. The wheels will drag, the ma- more than chronology. The preparation
chinery move more and more heavily even for Edinburgh, 1910, commenced in
under the hands of the most skilful engineers 1906: in 1916 we were in the very vortex
unless in and through the organization there of the world-tragedy. So no mention has
runs a ceaseless vital current, a steady stream tb Aa cet Ge a!
of spiritual life finding expression in gacrifice: Pe eee made ee eae
and service. To promote this spirit in the chur- A speaker at Edinburgh, 1910, said
ches and direct it to the great ends in view, 4 little while before in a paper on “Lay-
stands first among the duties of the govern- men and the World’s Evangelization” :
ing body of a missionary society.” “Tt tools us 100 years to win the first mil-
the million mark in 1896. is dit not are
us 100 years to win the second million. e
+The Chronology of aaine’ ‘hen in ee years.
7eeq “We passed’ the second million mark in
Our Missions. 1908. And how many did we win in 1908?
A Useful Competition. One Bide eees oy ne thesant see
. average of 453 eve ay of the year. at
1 ar 1 sini ae eo a Chrono: «i. Sina is going on now with steadily ac-
De a OE Ta efore memory celerating success in all parts of the world.
weakens and records are lost, let us have J will not take us twelve years to win the
one prepared. It must necessarily be third million. We are now winning them at
. done in three sections, because none is so_ the rate of a million in six years . . . But in
clever as to know all three. This is per- Se ar we shall ‘be counting them by
haps the last, and the happiest way we ermrlliOn. CUETY VERT: :
shall ever mention the setones So will (Mr. J. Campbell White, M.A.)
enthusiasts get to work and give the his- At the commencement of the third
tory of the missionary work in each sec- decade of the twentieth century we have
tion. To illustrate by one of them only : the melancholy reflection that at least six :
M.N.C. (1859 to 1907) ia a the last decade -have spelled
SN F Bitoni ee rustration. ; - \
| 1859. Work opened in China. We must rebuild with intenser ardour
1860 (March 23). Hall and Innocent the “city of God” which has been thrown
; landed in China. ‘ : ‘dawnt ‘
1904 (Nov. 29). John Innocent died. It is interesting to recall the confer-
: The three best papers shall be tested, ences that have been held.
collated and combined, and printed as one 1854 New York (May). A
complete chronology, or they: may be pub- London (Oct.).
lished separately, and then combined. In 1860 Liverpool. :
either case the names of the three best 1878 London. <4
, annotaters shall be announced. We trust 1888 London. :
our readers will treat this as a serious 1900 New York. 5 ; is
and worthy task. 1910 Edinburgh. : ies
: Time. Three months. Papers to be
received on or before April 30th. Award in June or July.
ae Solatium. A copy of Dr. James Mof- je Lion-Tamer.*
fat’s new translation of New Testament, A booklet civing us in 42 pages a sec-
' for the best paper : Innocent’s Life for the |; f th ni : G fh , ae Moffat
E second, and Pollard’s "Story of, . the The Pe SS eels si man oe
Miao” for the third. ' Or any book of Sli Rete PR IR Na Cie Nae
h similar value—Ts. 6d., 3s. 6d., 2s. 6d. *By the Rev. A. R. Sheppard. S.P.C.K. 6d.
37 :
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[eiita Ni WW ORCMOLRE T=. WN
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| LENO SS LOIN Ge Leh EGRESS NS ies LNs
| ti ise Ls es sen ea Pea NONE a »
. Ne any LM EG oe ES ls SN RE CS OO
fy al MK es y/-aO Danan ORGAN ode Pees ea
| " radi Fem ye PRET ae UT NOE Spay
| tl ; By Mrs. J. A. DOBSON.
ie I! The Late Mrs. Pollard, Sen. at Brading, Isle of Wight, on Friday,
| he UST a few weeks ago, at an hour of December 13th, 1919, at the age of 87
ml ti personal crisis, came thiscomforting years. She was downstairs the day be-
: \ thought : “Dear old Mrs. Pollard is fore she died, but retired early, as she |
. a HHH es praying for me.” It was a wonderful was suffering from acold. At a.m. she
: | Aett stay in a time of extreme pain and weak- seemed much as usual; at 7.30 “God’s
ea: ness ; because her prayers were so effec- finger touched her, and she slept.” She
é | } tual, to} fervent, so constant, and her was interred at the Congregational burial
: | HN bright happy spirit was always anticipa- . ground, Brading, on the Tuesday, a ser-
ll i t ting blessings for her many friends. vice first being held at our little U.M.
SS \ a Now we are bereft indeed; her faithful church, conducted by Revs. W. H. Alford
mee daily ministry is ended ; but selfish are we and J. Edwards, circuit ministers, A me-
< = Te if we mourn because her frail body has morial service was also held there on the
ere Vi been laid in the grave. Her brave, in- following Sunday.
re domitable spirit has returned to God who In United Methodist circles Ellen Pol-
my gave her grace to bear unusual trials with lard is best known as “Sam’s mother ”"—
me an true Christian fortitude. the Rev..Sam Pollard, who gave his life
aH Ellen, widow of the Rev. S. Pollard (a to the Miao in far. Yunnan, and whose
Be OMI. brother revered and esteemed in the old tragic death from typhoid occurred on
ee) Bible Christian circles) entered into rest September 16th, 1915, was her gifted
getty S70: Nee eet
BN Sa RE : daughter, Mrs.
meee ees fe ree ee: par A. Knight, is an
pease AUREL pri amen >. Ae 2 Nenana eed : ee ATS d
Ra ; Be ey Co 7 est. é5e me
mp A DS ss ii ae hey ae te member of our
ey Be E oy ey Ca ue oo oe «=O WV M.A. Coun-
ee es ee A f=) ‘ = & eee ae F cil and Foreign
a Wits Hed eae a ie SF veri I hae ri “ea Rane Co ate i thee;
we ay (Ge | | and wife of one
—_— ¢§¢

aS mS CY le eee Oe
Bee i a Ne ie eae TS y passed. away
eae itt 4 as oe a eld ioe? a a om rather suddenly
: Nae oes: j Ory eae. ot oe: Ree ee a se :
beep ae oe Se a a ee 4 hoa about a year
He sah: ees | NA ae tie Bg Seem SC lbefore Sam
Re: oe UU ee = died. My hus-
ea at: Grea yo SR ee ee a a eee, =oband and I
ib PERG Sheer Sh Ne ha ie aoe - oe a Ger: Ane aRee were with the
Leet)” Gey) Sana as Pe. eer . bes ate bereaved
Co ee ee ee eee tther then,
ive at oe ee TEs ies 2 as sca but the dark-
eae iit ape a P| aoe eee A ee est, saddest day
Bit coe. ee ee ae te et Sam, had
oS Sees Sotelo ener ceccirranet ea, tt Reale eth Me a Pict: been called
ch li ‘Al Z Four of our women at Chao Tong. A reminiscence of 1912, _ home.
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Children’s Page
“My Sam! My boy! No, no, God small boys. . It will be jolly when these
would not be so cruel.” baths are finished. But, Hark, a small
It was the anguished cry of a‘breken girl is calling. us, so we must. climb up
mother heart, but even then her keenest again to the house, and there outside the
pang was for the poor Miao among whom kitchen door are two long’ stools with
he had lived and died. His death was in- basins of cooked maize meal and pans of. <4
scrutable then, as it stillis to us, but now steaming vegetable. Each stool has you
she ‘knows and understands all the notice, two basins of capsicum, with a
strange, sad mystery of his early home-. large piece of hard black salt ‘in them.
call, for she has joined all her loved ones “‘ What does this mean?” you ask. Just
on that other side of the river we call wait a moment, and you «will see. Ah
death. ae : here they come, six—eight—ten pale-
We—the ministers’ wives and church faced, thin, little creatures, some. bring-
workers at home, and they—the poor — ing their brothers or sisters, and some of
_ Miao and the missionary workers abroad them are almost naked. Elere comes a
—shall miss her prayers, her letters, her mother bringing one child in her arms and
cheery interest in all our work, her tender another on her back. Here is a tiny mite
: love and intelligent sympathy. But there who cannot open her eyes, in fact you
is one who will miss her most, her notice that several of the children have
daughter Kate, who has given so many very sore eyes. We must put some drops
years of devoted service to the care of in, when the meal is over.
“Mother.” To her and to all the mem- Yes, there are nearly forty children,
bers of the family we offer our deep sym- and they come every morning and even-
pathy, while we thank God for the long. ing for a good meal. The little ones are
life and personal influence of our dear old growing restless and waiting to com-
friend who will ever live in our memories Paencene0 we will sing one verse of
: as “Sam’s Mother.” “Jesus loves me,” and all together ask the
ao blessing.
prah hs 5 Now, while they are busy enjoying
Children 8 Page. nee net you must have a good look at
A WM ° ° Teg them. ou see it is your money that has
A Meal nm Miao Land. | bought the maize, salt, etc., and so the
By Mrs. H. Parsons. Miao children will not feel shy if you do
Dear Boys and Girls, look at them.
A few months since you denied your- That small boy, who’ is dipping out ‘
selvés your usual pleasures and gave your cabbage gravy for his little sister is called
pennies to the “Miao Famine Relief Joseph Tao.
Fund, which the Editor kindly opened in Last December, when their father went
the “ United Methodist.” You may have — to look for work, their mother ran away. |
wondered many times what has become Mr. Tao was much upset and followed his
of your pennies. Come with me, and I wife three days’ journey ; he tried, but
. will shew you. First of all we go down she refused to return with him, so he
: a narrow rather steep path to the place brought his two children here. After a ;
_ where all the folks on this compound get © while he was taken ill. We did our best i
} their water, and just a little beyond is a for him, but he died, leaving these two
) large pit where stonemasons and labour- children orphans. They are such babies,
| ers are busy making swimming baths for you feel so sorry for them. So do we.
the schoolboys. You think the men look Even our twins, Keith and Kenneth, are
thin, but if your pennies had not come in’ always ready to share anything with the |
time to start relief work, most of these little maid and her brother Joseph. Mrs.
men would have probably starved to James Yang has made upa bed for them
death. Yes! there is more relief work in her house and kindly looks after them
going on in other places, which we must at night.
describe to the grown-ups later, but you That little girl with the shrill voice who | >
like the prospect of a dip in these two is scolding her brother, is a proper little
, swimming baths, one deep one for the woman. Her father and mother have ‘
< big boys and one more shallow for the both died here, and she looks after her
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| John Chinaman’s Bamboo
little brother very nicely, One day their last he came to a Miao village. The folks
grandfather or uncle may come and fetch gave him a little food ‘and brought him
ea them home to Long Sea—four days’ jour- here. What a poor little chap he was!
| ney away. Meanwhile, they are quite -—thin, ragged and so dirty. He lay
i happy here, and say each day that the about on the ground for days as if he
: | food you have provided for them is much must die, but good food soon began to
= nicer than the food they used to have. pick him up. We gave him a bath and
i Those two girls helping to hand the some néw clothes and he became as lively \
. : food around are sisters. Their parents asa normal child. I should like to show
||| ¢ sold them last autumn as slaves. The him to you, but a kindly old gent, living
= Chinese to whom they were sold beat fifteen miles from here, has adopted him.
> — them for the slightest offence, so that the We were quite sorry to part with him, but
S elder one ran away and came here seek- we are glad he has a good home. ~
St ing’ our protection. A’ few days ago the Those five or six small children look
<< younger one turned up too. That other well, yousay. Yes, they do, but they would
a) big girl was also sold by her aunt, but have grown very thin and scarcely have
pee she has been redeemed. There is still lived, but for your pennies. How cleverly
a) another, but she is too ill to come to tea. they all use their chopsticks !
— We must send some food to her. One Do you notice that tall girl and the
Ss mA little boy whose father died and whose woman next to her? How poorly they
a mother sold'him to some Nosu, wandered both look! The woman is better, but the
ee for two whole days on the hillsides. At gir] will die, we fear.
ee \
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a. . John Chinaman’s Bamboo.
Bhi He can do One piecee thing that my have got
wy ‘ everything Maskee that thing my no can do
oe with it. You talkee you no sabey what? Bamboo.
es The roots That chow-chow all too muchee sweet f
ec are good My likee; what, no likee you?
: i} : to eat. You makee try you makee eat Bamboo.
Ss It makes That do housee too muchee small,
: a house for My have got chilo, wanchee new;
S i his family. My makee one big piecee all Bamboo.
5 It is Top-side that house my wanchee thatch,
a ; thatch And bottom side that matting too:
; a & matting. My makee both if my can catch Bamboo. i
— ) It keeps — That sun he makee much too hot.
; off. sun My makee hat (my talkee true)
j Hie _& rain, And coat for rain if my have got Bamboo.
g : ’ With it That pifong too much robbery
he punishes He makee: on his back one two,
: a robber. He catches for his bobbery, — Bamboo.
ae And : No wanchee walk that China pig,
ate alth carries You foreigner, no walkee you;
A 1 burdens My carry both upon a big Bamboo.
SS | It makes What makee sampan go so fast,
oe his boat That time the wind so strongee blew ?
<4 i go. What makee sail and rope and mast? Bamboo.
eee] A little ' My catchee everything in life : :
; iP present, From number one of trees that grew;
TOM } So muchee good I give my wife Bamboo,
he } Salutation. And now, man-man, my talkee done, ;
bis . And so my say chin-chin to you: i
Nera ie ; ‘ d My hope you think this number one Bamboo.
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Comes West Mrs. W. E. SOOTHILL. :
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EVER in any one of the thirty-seven five Chinese interpreters from France, :
years we have been working for. who came in Parties of ten, each party
China have we had the privilege of staying a fortnight.
doing a better bit of service than during As most of you will know, there were
the year 1918-19 we spent at Hutchison in France, during a great part of the*
House, Leytonstone. War, ninety thousand Chinese coolies,
There we devoted ourselves to the en- who helped in almost every way but
tertainment of one hundred and eighty- fighting. Amongst them were trained -
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Chinese Interpreters : re
Lower: Frank N, Chang, Rev W. E. Soothill, M.A, Mrs. Soothill. T.2L.:Kou. 2 ;
Upper: Heavy Cheng. William Tang. K. K. Lieu. David King. Y. C. Fischer. §
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| mechanics, builders, and other skilled round, and sank gratefully into a comfort-
aa | aworkmen, but the majority were coolies able chair, he exclaimed, “I have’ seen 3
| Hit who did magnificent service as labourers nothing: like this since I left Shanghai
at in making roads, laying railways, loading two years ago.”
aH and unloading ammunition, and the thou- Mr. Hutchison’s huge study at the top
= ‘sand and one things connected with the of the house was turned into their bed-
oe | Wiis service of the Army. room, and to this we attached a smaller :
me The men who came to us were Inter- sleeping room (happily rarely required)
mi ih preters between the British officers and for use in case of sickness. A large bath-
s the ninety thousand coolies, and therefore room adjoined, containing’ two baths and
me lh spoke English, some fluently, others half a dozen lavatory basins, all of which
SS ped ; haltingly. . A considerable number of were put in for the occasion.
es ith them had been in mission colleges and As it was impossible for us both to run é
RS | schools, and we found these, as a whole, the home and act as guides to the places
my superior to the rest. But to the lasting and things we wished the men to see,
oH credit of all be it said that, out of the one Mr. Soothill enlisted the services of J. P.
ERG ae hundred and eighty-five only about five Donovan, Esq., a friend of China, and a
4 aA gave cause for anxiety. The rest were retired high official in the Chinese Postal
mine thoughtful and well-behaved to a gratify- Service. But taking’ the men about from
eS ing extent. day to day was exceedingly hard work,
< a he Each party arrived on alternate Tues- and: after meeting’ the third party at Vic-
a days, and I used to feel sorry for the toria Station, Mr. Donovan had to go
oe ‘ crowd of strange, tired men who filled home, ill and tired out.
me cour hall, carrying their heavy kit bags, We were fortunate, however, in obtain-
ee ( eR after having been up all night, and having ing the help of several returned China ©
> FiSansati crossed the Channel in rough weather, missionaries, who did yeoman service day
Bee Rt with little or no food since the previous by day, and when these failed, either Mr.
SSH day. é S Soothill or myself filled the gap and es-
a | But a hearty welcome from us, who corted the men about.
ae : also were from China, the entry into our We showed them the Houses of Parlia-
a : large delightful home (the first experience ment (inside and out), Westminster -
a of civilised comfort they had had'in the Abbey, St. Paul’s, the British Museum,’
: West), together with the joy of hot ‘the South Kensington Museum, the |
e baths and good food soon brought smiles “Times” Printing Press, the National
ze to their faces. : Gallery, the Zoo, Madame Tussaud’s, 93
ae \ Z It is to the Y.M.C.A. that we owe the Maskelyne’s, etc., and we also took them
i ‘ privilege of showing the men a different to suitable places of amusement.
oe é Wg side of our vaunted West, in contrast to But the great day was always the one
Sy he the miseries they had endured in France. on which they visited Windsor Castle.
Rea allie Z When Colonel Fairfax wrote Mr. Soot- This favour was granted, at the request
hill saying he was about to give the of Mr. Soothill, by the Lord Chamber-
i : Interpreters leave for a visit to London, lain. After being conducted over St. |
; and asked if the Y.M.C.A. could do any- George’s Chapel, and the Castle, they
thing for their. entertainment and welfare, were, along with a number of? wounded
Hee vith Mr. Soothill at once consulted Sir Arthur soldiers, given tea by H.R.H. the Prin-
pe Yapp, who replied, “Yes, we can, if you cess Alice. Each Interpreter received a
ee e will undertake it.” Mr. Soothill con- card of invitation from His Majesty the
a ie sented, on condition that the Y.M.C.A. King, who on the first occasion sent a —
POA NIM xe Bie would “foot the bill.” gracious message regretting his inability ~
yeu A house with a history was obtained. to receive them personally, but deputing
S 4 It belonged to the family of the late Mr. H.R.H: the Princess Alice to receive them —
i 1 ‘G. A. Hutchison, founder and editor of in his stead. This H.R.H. did with de-
Ps i the “Boy’s Own Paper,” and the family lightful simplicity and friendliness. On
ee : kindly agreed to leave the furniture for one of these occasions it fellto me to go |
me Nes our use. The fine drawing-room was with the men to Windsor. Before going
oer te given over entirely to the Interpreters, ‘nto the Castle we bought charming pic-
SS tie : ‘and as one of them, on arrival, looked ture postcards of the Princess, and across
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When East Comes West
these she, at our request, wrote her auto- After the long days spent sight-seeing
graph. The King’s invitation, and the evening brought back our men to the
signed photograph are being proudly comfort of home, rest and dinner. It was
taken back to China where, under the after dinner, while still round the table,
previous dynasty, the inhabitants were that Mr. Soothill had his best opportunity.
never allowed even to look upon their Foran hour, or more, he would talk with
Emperor when he passed through the and advise them, answer their questions,
streets of Peking. incite them to argument, and often en-

We visited Eton on the same day, and lighten them, even on things Chinese,
always, before leaving’) home, we told for both of us were in China before the
them of the Eton class-room made from majority of them were born! And it was
timbers salvaged from the Spanish Ar- a delight to see the deference and respect °
mada, and of the medal cast at the com- with which they listened. Again and _
mand of Queen Elizabeth on which she again they would thank him for his coun-
had inscribed, “He did blow with His sel, and in letters from France they have
winds, and they were scattered.” expressed their gratitude for his after-

The birch and whipping stool were dinner tallcs,\ saying they would never for- -
objects of special interest. When I re- get what he had then said to them. es:
marked to the attendant that doubtless the While earnestly desiring to maintain B

: birch was not often used, and he solemnly the spirit of a Christian home, cour-
replied, “There were seven birched last tesy forbade us from taking’ an un-
week,” great amusement was caused fair advantage of our guests in regard to |
among the Interpreters. I said, “See religion. They were a very mixed com-
what English schoolboys, even of the pany, Confucianists, Buddhists, Moham- \ :
noblest families, have to’ suffer, if they medans and Christians. On Sunday
~ disobey.” we invited them to go to service

As.a rule the men were slow to express. with _us, and always some came, non-
their feelings, but I well remember ask- CHristian as well as Christian. Some
ing one man, on his. return, what he had never been to a Christian service
thought of Windsor. With considerable before. On Sunday evenings we had
emphasis he replied, “I have never seen hymn-singing, which they loved. The
anything like it in my life. There is last Sunday evening of each party was :

nothing’ like it in China.” always an impressive occasion, for we

The Houses of Parliament were spe- sang, especially for China, the hymn,
cially interesting to them, for here they ‘God bless our native land,” substituting

_ saw the home from which the Parliaments China for Britain, and then, after a
of the world have sprung’, including their psalm in which all could join, Mr. Soothill
own newly-established one. When, how- invited all who were willing: to kneel in
ever, they compared our Houses with prayer for China. There was never a
theirs in Peking they had no words in moment’s hesitation, every knee was
which to express themselves. bowed whilst we were led to the Throne
Westminster Abbey also was a revela- of the common Heavenly, Father, asking’
tion. It was most interesting’ to show God to bless their land, to give her what
them the burial-places and monuments of — she so urgently needed—good men and
great men with whose names they were true—and specially we prayed that those | -
i familiar. Specially interesting were the with whom we knelt might be faithful to
monuments to Wilberforce, Livingstone, this high ideal in all the eventful future.
the Wesleys, as well, of course, as those In our intercourse with them the thing
i to Shakespeare, Darwin, and the various that impressed me most was their intense
E scientific discoverers, explorers, and patriotism. Criticism of China they found :
Statesmen. Although we do not raise difficult to bear, especially from each
images of our great historical benefactors other. They were so anxious to “hold up
- for purposes of worship, as has been the their end.” One evening’ it happened that
custom in China, our visitors realized, for I was alone with them at dinner. Look- 3
t the first time, that far from being for- ing round on my family of ten, I laugh- . ]
gotten they are held in lasting remem- ingly asked, “ Now could such an experi- 2
brance in the House of God. ence as this happen in China—one “G
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we ’
Re Hi : Accepting the Inevitable
Wile Chinese lady entertain ten young English- we believe, will play no unimportant part
eed men at dinner?” They shook their in the future of their country. :
: | HA heads, and said, “No, it could not be Of their gratitude we had overwhelm-
eH done.” But up spoke one man, “If her ing proof. At our last meal together it
hee husband had fromised it could,” he was the custom for their chosen spokes-
S bravely maintained. man to voice their thanks and apprecia-
| | ’ On the morning of departure, as they — tion with heartiness and sincerity. Most
a ie 2 had to leave the house by 5.30 a.m., we of them also wrote on arrival in France,
Te said “Good-bye” the night before. Part again thanking us. Some of these letters
Wl of our work on Sunday evenings was to were very touching as, for instance, he
| make up ten little bundles of sandwiches, who wrote that his visit had “been like
<< which each could slip into his pocket as’ bringing him out of a dark cellar, and
SS ein he passed out, to supplement the early putting him in the sunlight.”
oll breakfast, and keep them going till they The Chinese Minister took a personal
Sf a got to France. interest in our work and the men, in-
ot “We always parted with the words, viting each party, with ourselves, to tea
Bi “May we meet again in China.” We with him, his charming wife, and staff,
mm bade adieu often with feeling, and in his beautiful Legation.
cline invariably with regret.. Always they We shall ever be grateful to the
mee th longed to stay on. Three years was the Y.M.C.A. for giving us the unique oppor-
Be Ee limit one man wished to put to his visit!. tunity of serving this fine body of men
met. Again and again they invited us to return from the land we have learnt to love.
a to China, to work there for the good of (The accompanying group is a specimen |
I their land. of the kind of men we had, and was taken
me i We know we have made numbers of at their request and given to us on
mee friends among our guests, many of whom, _ leaving.)
SS ‘ OS} — 3 3 SS 3 IS RG
Bod °
me Accepting the The Price of
Sa : Inevitable. this Magazine.
a4 i x With real regret we have to inform our readers that the Foreign Missions
Si ‘ Committee has deemed it needful to raise the price of the ECHO. The
\ gcd increase in the cost of labour and paper—the latter still rising,—have proved
ee { that the day of the penny magazine is gone ;—some think never to return.
me sas tig It is well known, and we are not ashamed to admit it, that all mis-
— sionary magazines entail financial loss. .They are issued, not for profit, K
ie : but to disseminate information. To make the loss as little as possible we
ie! made several alterations during the War. Hesitating to go beyond the 1d.,
s we met the difficulty partially by reducing to 20 pages in 1916 and to 16 in
a % 1917. his was an irritating limit: so, in June last, after having increased
“J i to 13d. twelve months before, we ventured to take the reasonable step of
: K returning almost to pre-war size. This meant that the loss on the ensu- x
va j ‘ ing half-year was three times more than the previous six months. So that
GH to secure a, magazine worthy of the extent of our Missionary operations
e i there is no alternative but to raise the price to
fe a NS TWOPENCE. |
< tii This step was taken at the beginning of the present year by the Wes-
sre Nt 9K leyan Missionary Society, and the China Inland Mission—and it is fore- x |
j ee shadowed in all other cases. Our increase of price will commence with : !
Re i next month.
teeter et os We still desire as large or a larger circulation: our readers. will not
Be Yea a : hesitate to continue, for the increase is only 6d. per year. |
iy ih ; x EDITOR. .
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From the By the Rev.
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Mission House. C. STEDEFORD.
The Future It is not too much to say ‘4 Glimpse If anyone has hesitation
of Our that the future of our of the in making’ as large a gift
Missions. _ missions will be practic- Harvest. as possible to cur mis-
ally determined by the sions, or in doubt whether
action of our churches during’ the next we ought not to retreat rather than
two months. We shall reach then the attempt to carry such a heavy financial :
close of our financial year, and shall have burden, I think the following glimpse of S
before us the result of the persistent ap- a portion of the wide harvest field, as
peals for a 50 per cent increase in income given in a recent letter from the Rev. H.
to,enable us to cope with the alarming Parsons, will dissipate any doubt and :
rate of silver exchange. As only a small make the duty plain and even delightful.
proportion of our income arrives before There are different tribes of Miao people.
the end of the year it is impossible now The one among which our work © has
to forecast the result. But we would im- flourished chiefly is the Hwa Miao, Other
press upon every church and individual, tribes have been partially influenced, and =|
now while their action may affect the now the work among. the Chuan Miao
issue, that the measure of their response has suddenly burst into flame. Here is
to these repeated appeals will be their the account by Mr. Parsons :
contribution to the settlement of the irae es eee ese
gravest question we have ever had toface |. "acer Hom district after district are
i Rn ‘ ee eae ming to us for teachers. The pen of a ready
Ww ith regard to our missions. T oe writer would describe it as much resembling
tinuance is at stake. Yet a ‘retreat is 4 second Miao movement. Our own Hwa
almost unthinkable. It would be like Miao are experiencing quite a revival of in-
severing’ a limb to part with any portion terest. ‘The scenes I have witnessed during
: of our work, so rich is each field in sacred the past three months resemble the early
memories ‘and_ sacrificial service. As seven-eighths of our missionary work is ane pid and young have DEE SE ae aces
- 5 erent ta Chinese ot baptism. Hundreds cand hundreds of :
in'China we are affected by the 2 those who have been on trial for ten or more
exchange much more proportionately than — years have put aside their timidity and have
most other missionary societies whose come forward for examination and baptism.
operations extend to various parts of the ~A most pleasing feature has been the large —
world. Since pre-war exchange alone in number of young people baptised. We have
China has added £20,000 to our annual been anxious to secure them. Now we have
expenditure. During the same period the to see to it that we keep them. | We can do
: > ; it if we can get our normal staff of workers. ’
BIC OMe has advanced £9,000. So. the The present arrangement—and I do not x
question remains whether our churches attach blame to the Committee or. any person
will raise £11,000 still more per annum to —js really too ridiculous for words. I write
maintain our China missions. Even that soberly, without one fota of exaggeration,
figure leaves no margin for developments when I say that six men would find more
i and_the filling of vacancies in the mis- than ample work to do in this one circuit.
sionary staff. If it is asked how we do it, we reply that os
we simply do not do it. We cram each day
In speaking of these things-one of our full and leave the rest. We are supremely
venerable ministers reminded me that happy in our work and only regret that we E
“The Lord had plenty of money.” “True,” are hearing the end of our term instead of
' I said, “but it is very much distributed, just beginning. Since the end of September
; Pade tan conceried Shout thee callebiicn we have baptised more than 1,400 persons,
i saa ; old and young. I confess that I hesitate to
of it. The stewards of the Lord’s tejt of ail I have recently seen and heard,
i money will know their duty as they look jt seems almost incredible. A. wonderful
i out upon the wide harvest fields surround- — opportunity is ours, such an opportunity’ as
ing’ our missions and appealing for more’ comes to few men and missions in their
reapers. Faith can rejoice in the fact history.” :
t that One with limitless resources is “The That such a work should be hampered
f Lord of the Harvest.” ; and checked for want of money is one of
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Re it e Seer SI TE ————— s a
} Ant 3
i : From the Mission House 3
eee the sad ironies of our Christian civiliza- pressing just to touch his hand, was a sight -
on tion. There is plenty of money for every- that could not be witnessed without a sus-
Hi i thing, excepting the Divine work of picious moisture in the eyes. They were like
Hee I : Saat wen = The aeeounk by Mr-Pareonus children welcoming a long-absent father, and
Prraltt . e t : li f Clee of ki that is just the relationship.which exists be-
bootie is Only a glimpse of one corner of the — tween Griffiths and his people.” :
bn Dees Bo br every directions we: see This account of our honoured missi
fers abounding opportunities and the menace ae, ae : OUT Cee
Pe Hale Brien tor thectaelt cof funds ary’s arrival is both beautiful. and
Bed Se pathetic. He is reaping the reward of
NH le. . “1 . Oo year SARVIC@L In the r c
| Hi The Arrival of Mr. Griffiths arrived at long’ years of service in the love and
mu Rey. J. B. Mask mic oa Christnis gratitude of his people. We sympathize
p HRS ed Griffiths. Day. I am exceedingly deeply with him in the suffering experi-
TPS Hal aig sorry to report that he enced en voyage, and pray that his health
t Hie a arrived in a very feeble state of health. â„¢ay be speedily and completely restored,
aie He suffered a serious illness during the and that for many years his valuable life
: | iat voyage. Soon after leaving Marseilles â„¢@Y be spared to bless and save the dark
ae | fie he contracted a severe chill which later Sons of Africa.
ee = developed into pneumonia. He only came
me co init : 4 . 5 The New O f tl erful
a clung i out of the ship’s hospital the day before Coane ne of the most powertul
Me nD le reaching Mombasa, Mr. Hopkins was Chinese factors for the uplift and
ee tee nursing him with affectionate care and Script. regeneration of China has
i was glad to be able to report a distinct __ been provided in the new
ie | Ai improvement after -the first night in system of writing the language. The old
Si Ha Mazeras. Mr. Hopkins says : system was so difhcult that few people
os ot “TY think that the fact of having reached could read and fewer ee could wo
me : Mazeras, which is really his home, will do The new phonetic script, first invented by
Pat s as much toward his complete recovery as all 4 missionary and after some modifications _
pti RHR ys ik the medical skill in the world. He is un- adopted by the Chinese Government, has
i eee feignedly glad to be back, and I confess that — made it possible for all the people to learn ~
me Iam eats glad S S ee : oP ee to read and write, and to do. so very
mes may be formed of the alfection and esteem — quickly. Our missionaries have taken it =
eat : in which he is held by the fact that the whole Wn eit Cane and san Sea ce
mee ae sees town, men, women and children, were down Pee, : a 1a rans a & Bee S
ees : at the station to meet him, and the roaring facilities for the pope to learn this New |
ie (NE welcome they gave him, the crowding and script. Dr“ GP. Smith ‘says.’ -Ehe
fe ue : ;
a HEL He | : 3 ; i i
Ae TRIB NS Hag | : é
[ee cd 5 moa
Rear i is | am g , er * j i
: Hi fee i “LBS hae ca aS | |
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Garey jee yee aiiagaga ae 5 rn a a -
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ie) eee pata Ss ofp ee ee pa j
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Ae Ni ; Bn ea a eo ed REE | eae ae ee ee
aise tty ieee ee lanai ioe Sec Sarre ee ons See eee em a:
pe ae ge ee peo eee ee
Nay a Ree es UND C105 2 Hie eae ge ie PP ie cg ag a ale me i
Hee Hess Mg Gp Ape adh phe bogie re ate ree arg hee reeataie a he eng es i ee i
RSet at +5 Be es SOR ie US aks Re AUN RY ee a Soe) : poe a
! \ Hae ie, Sota gene cence ake Ae ah an te de et [She cen meee De (IP SIE ES F
Se ete ie SPA ag DRC AEP eye Ne Si SPE TON AEE TE Pa t
ae Fa ee RIS cea ase ST
bes TRG ee, Se: ae adc eae eee Bier his hake Samaras ;
seal aa He : /: Ningpo College. : I
ea he [The promised photograph (see page 3, January). The building on the right is the enlarge- i
: Se 4H vee : ment, to serve as dining room, etc. S¢e the College in original form, page 113, 1916.—Ep.] of
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From the Mission. House

phonetic system enables the poorest empire. She is charmed with the magni-
coolie, in the course of a month or so, to ficent scenery in Yunnan, She says :
read the Bible for himself.”* As might “No description can do justice to. the
be expected, the British and Foreign gtories of the mountains of Yunnan. They
Bible Society is pressing forward the pre- must be seen, yes, and scaled, to be appre-
parations for the issue of the Bible in this ciated. What wondrous vistas, when after
new. form. ‘The first edition of Mark’s toiling up spur after spur of some iofty moun-
Gospel was soon sold out. Some of the tain we finally gained the summit, and >
more enlightened provincial Governors Dreatiless but ay eee gazed spell-
are actively promoting the phonetic sys- sound around as! Net, E you piCud 0a

eh san aen Oe ~ 92°. China!” I cried again and again to the
tem of writing. The Governor of Shansi jyembers of our party.” =
has issued an order commanding’ every Spe eae
Government school to teach it. Every : This is what she says of the wealth of
shopkeeper must learn it and at least one Yunnan in natural resources.
member of each family. He is also pub- “Yunnan is called a poor province, but it
lishing a ‘daily paper in it. has untold wealth in its undeveloped re-

Rev. W. Eddon at Wu Ting Fu has Soe es pce of the richest
been teaching the new script in two Bible Jo eee ee ea eae oF eee :

‘ : per, iron and coal. .
classes. These Bible classes lasted for a: S e ae
fortnight, one was for men and one for ae males brief reference foOuE United
Omen SAiRaadition to the eual ube lethodist Mission in the following —
jects this year the new phonetic script words §
was introduced. He says: “We had the , “The United Methodists have concentrated _ _
pleasure of hearing men and women learn 1" the North-West, where they are carrying ~~
to read the Gospel in a fortnight. In Ghines ee ace OF oe boil
my class of 27 men, 21 learnt to a ce ene eres Pies

: : mond is universally spoken of as an out- a3
read in St. Mark’s Gospel, and most standing figure in mission circles in Yunnan.
could write simple sentences also, a result He was a close personal friend of the late
we are very proud of. In the women’s Samuel Pollard, inventor of the ‘ Pollard
class they learnt to read and spell but ‘Script’ used in tribe work. . . . The
did not practise the writing.” It is im- United Methodists, after an interval of nine-
possible to estimate what. effect will be pe oye tic ent we oe ue a
De ae son a coe cessful missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. A. Evans, —
a : : to start work, which will be educational as
learning. A new world is opening to well as evangelistic. There has never been
them and as they enter this new world © any Christian educational work in Yunnan
they will enter also a new age. Fu, except the schools recently opened by the
= women of our Yunnan Mission Party.
Present-day Thissis the titleok aaery “When Mission schools are started they must
~ Yunnan. interesting article which rs ee ae Bes “Aye Mr Evans: a
gy 2 oe z rovernment-schools are so poor that we must
appears in the “Chinese furnish an example of something thoroughly
Recorder” from the pen of Mrs. F. D. up to date and high grade.’ There is some x
Gamewell.. Mrs. Gamewell is a member tall of the United Methodist Mission and the
of the Methodist Episcopal Mission who Church Missionary Society doing union edu-
accompanied the Chinese Home Mission cational and medical work in Yunnan Fu.”
delegation to Yunnan. She has much to When we read this it deepens our Ss
say of the recent developments in the city regret in being compelled to instruct Mr.
of Yunnan Fu with its electric light, Evans to retire from Yunnan Fu because
. model prison, new waterworks, and ex- the rate of exchange makes it im- -
cellent scavenging’ arrangements which possible for us at present to develop
make the city one of the cleanest in the work there. a
* {xy, . = : i 3 “ = ;
Gacccrce linstrvtions asked tor Geom Chased ot Veins eee nig en ae nee 2
Se SE —
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me A Valedictory to the Sierra Leone
-ii |. District Meeting, By the Rev.
| 1 on relinquishing the Superintendency A. E. GREENSMITH.
Pane | : after 20. years’ meritorious service.
is a (This address has been printed in’ the. firm and his active service was over.
s | Sierra ‘Leone Missionary Report for 1919, Rey. J. B. Nicholls was at Samaria, and ~
mi Pee ly has a ped ssa with him I spent my first term in happy
im Se tne, tat our people at home should” “ oe i know other problems, and how they have re oper ' ee h
mr as been and are being faced by our native min- Was in full vigour and strength in the
ee istry and people in that Colony and Hinter- South Circuit, and Rev. J. E. Leigh was
aa land, aided by only one European represen- completing the durable legacy of the new |
THEE, tative. The honour is theirs and his.—ED.). church at York, while Rev. J. P. Coker
0 e difficult fort of Waterloo. Revs.
eS BRETHREN held the d
SS | ee T.-T. Campbell and C. L. W. Coker were
= iy I desire to thank you for the honour _ still browsing in the pastures of learning
fl you have accorded me in calling me once jn Manchester.* Revs. J. Proudfoot and
me ee | more to the Chair of the District. As Chas. Goodman were with us, the former
fl He most of you are aware, I shall not ‘be’ as Superintendent .of the Mission, ‘the
a A eligible again for this post, owing to my latter with health considerably impaired
me finally leaving the Colony this year. I py the trying experiences of his captivity
SH aaa desire to thank all who have assisted me jn Mendiland.
Bo Vue in the administration of the District, who gate
Ded, \ F a Z s * A : ® i h
oH by wise counsel, encouraging words and Among the NEEL ANS of the Chure
Be Ge : : : there were Pa Thomas, and W. J.
moe earnest prayers. have enabled me to bear Rehign =: Daddy Rees eas SHILPA Ge
meh the burden so long, Not alwayshave we /“S™CYs Vaddy ie S
toe Hie es ‘ : at York, and others,, whose names are
“> feelin seen eye to eye, nor is it desirable in any bri 4 3 : ee seen mera nea
ee EY : human institution. We have differed in C®SH™ned in es Se ee -d f th
me opinion but we have learned, in some ‘hen ee 0; Seo mt ee ee
a measure, to respect each others’ judg- oe SG AG Bid u HAE Be
-— i ment, and I am glad to think that no Joh, ah a ie es fe ee
ea bonds of friendship have been lastingly 7) See eo
my ‘1 severed = Leigh. -
SS I call to remembrance "to-day, not At that time old Jehovah Shallum was
. merely those who attend District Meet- still a flourishing elementary school,
Me Vidi ae ings, and the many minor committees of under the direction of T. S. French, and
eta the Church, but the host of boys and girls, the Mendi Mission was just being’ re- q
eg ait : whose smiles greet me, and the men and opened after the stoppage caused by the
eg women in the more lowly paths of church fearful rebellion of 1898.
ae A life, whose words have oft-times cheered In the larger life of the Colony, Se
oe i me. ‘I shall long’ cherish as a pleasant ¢.muel Lewis was at the height of his |
Ha memory the names of a members who powers, while Dr. Edward Blyden, whose i
oa have ee been oe District Meeting, yet ame was known far beyond the confines
=o nua whose lively «att Ve God and divine (Ff West Africa, was still speaking to the
ea a pages Have Deen, 2x aspiravion fo_me, country through the press more than any |
s and whose fellowship I have richly Oiner man. ; i
el enjoyed. : é nee :
penne al It is difficult on an occasion like this The soa have oe a eee aaa :
Begs to avoid a few words of personal experi- Changes have occurred. eA ave '
i eet ; ence. Twenty years are a big span in a been asked by. friends, oe te a
nie ote man’s life, and especially s0 in a tropical after so many years of sabour, 1 i
See clime. I came to you at the close of the been worth the while.
by roo Victorian reign, and have continued to the " Say not the struggle nought availeth,
ee end of the World War. The labour and: the wounds ae vain,
ee ti E F Te ; The enemy faints, not nor faileth,
me Us ae ook ae ee And as things have been they remain.
Seri eee: - J. igh, i SELLE IS cS pet RS ET SO
. i VAN cs ie strenuously in former days, was very in- *Since this Bro. Campbell has died. (See p. 27).—Ep.
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A Yaledictory to the Sierra Leone District Meeting
For though the tired waves vainly breaking, swoop, to secure world domination, and
_ Seem here no painful tel een ie has gone down, at least for a while, into
Be back pa ae Cres a cs “INS the dust. Might has capitulated to the
ORES Sone See ern : forces of Freedom and Right. But the
I still believe that Africa is a land of pew morning of promised brightness is
- the dawn, and not of the sunset, and that already obscured by many clouds, and
for our own Church the future has great hearts are still heavy as they survey the
possibilities. But it will be for other feet heavy tasks that lie before a war-riven
than mine now to lead the way. world. To us, in sunny Africa, these
And to-day, in my last District Meet- troubles may appear to lie off on the far-
. . 2 ie % - by
ing with you, naturally enough I look to away horizon, but we have already ex- ’
: the future, and think of the many perienced the bitter fact that turmoil in
problems that must be solved, and the Europe seriously affects us here, and we 6
difficulties that are to be faced, before have need to pray for the establishment
the Temple of God is completed in Sierra — of a just and righteous peace among the
“Leone. -I have time to refer to only one nations of the world. :
or two matters. I remember seeing a picture that must
At the last District Meeting I called have been drawn when the war was at es
your attention to some of the demands its height, and when no human eye could — :
the new age will make upon us ‘as preach- discern with certainty how the world or:
ers and teachers of the Word of God. I — struggle would end. =
would again direct your minds to the A woman in the prime of life is sitting
things that lie before, so that you may oma pile of broken masonry, the remnants 2
march into the future with bright hopes, of her once beautiful home, All around 4
quiet faith, and unquestioning obedience and beyond her is a vast area of desola- j
to the leadings of the Holy Spirit. tion, where the tide of war has surged.
We have passed through one of the The town near by, like her own home- |
greatest ordeals that history has known. — stead, had been battered by shell and ae
A mighty nation sought, in one fell burnt with fire. The woman is sitting 3
. i waiones anya aaa ot
i a eens OER arate hres aes 3
f esse 6 i. ea ag OD Sg. ee
a | eee Oe 2
i Vie fee kee =
: ee : = i eS : ene a es
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Lei PMY Bhat os Saye) BeOS Ve | Ra ae : j
| ee) i ee NY ‘9 fee) e 3
| Rm Pa ee! bisa: = Se Be ge fees — TAS Bea > 2 i * aS
PS eee (NSE ct Pepe Se) ANY a : :
r : ee a Bra Sp a agent tae ae teehee Cae oy a. BS < cohen eee > gga tata rr ‘ oe
| te ; Np Wome eee Cerone ie ee | aeth et aa ies oa
Sega ey Aer | Ve eee! Res} eee a iS om ft ae
: see i ee he . Bec cen | Merete eo) Be Be i OE eee ei
SS od eek See ee oo ee a
b ee te Soe OE IR Bes os ee ie iar ees ie
oe ‘ fare ots 3 - : Oe ee bac ee a gate ee
; oe ee ee Mise " eee eer “ a ee rt Sea
| : A Group at Street-corner, Freetown. [Rev. A. E, Greensmith. ae



wt ’
_ | i A Valedictory to the Sierra Leone District Meeting
sad and disconsolate, with her head rest- world has seen an orgy of bloodshed such
hee |e ing on her hands, dejectedly thinking only as was never witnessed before. The dark-
Fe of the horrors of the desolating scene and ness of desolation was upon the face of
es the dark future that lies before her. At the earth. No wonder the hearts of men
ate her side is her little child, possessing a grew cold, and the faith of many grew
| bright, hopeful face, who touches the faint ; no wonder that some began to ask
Kd mother and tells her to look at the won- where was God, who looked on in love
Re derful sight that now appears. On the and tenderness on all he had. created.
me _. horizon the morning sun is just rising, The meaning was hidden from our eyes,
a streaking the east with brilliant gleams. and it may be long years before men
ma ut The picture is entitled “The Dawn.” come to understand fully why a_ benefi-
fice 3 eo ‘ cent God permitted these huge troubles
am I see a new earth rising from the ashes of etdahised tl 2.
: a - the past, o deluge the earth.
e | For when the soul of Life blazed out at But one thing is becoming clearer and
ss Freedom’s blast, clearer even now. Already tired warworn
a The old false gods of former days, and the humanity sees the sun breaking forth
Se things that, make for shame, : heralding a new day. We who name the
on | ti All shrivelled in the incense of that sacrifi- yi .
oy aictanie: name of Christ can thank God that in the
eS From these dread times of suffering, from forefront of the decisions of that historic
me ih - this shadowy vale of death, Conference in Paris stands a resolution
ee Ae A _ A sweeter life is springing through the to establish a League of Nations, and
me Ou quickening of our faith, : : that the League is to be treated as an
ee ee ie a oe Ae evies with integral part of the general treaty of
Rati Temples of Grace that ‘rise syaoe and shall PCaces ones is, that its principles are to
ee outlast the years. ES peer govern all the findings of the Conference.
ee ER This is a victory for the Kingdom of
pee We must catch the same spirit of hope- God, and possibly the greatest that has
ee a fulness for our work. A careless opti- yet been achieved through the instru-
I it mism that springs, from lethargy and mentality of human government. It is
= | : thoughtlessness, and a too easy submis- ‘of greater significance than the Abolition
I Fos sion to fhings as they are, is bad for all. — of the Slave-trade, perhaps the only other
= | i It is bad for business and destructive in world-movement that has been determined
church life, but optimism that is born out. so widely and unanimously by the
ni of strong. endeavour and a living faith in Governments of the world. The Magna
f { the All-Father will carry us to certain Charta, and the Declaration of Independ-
a Nas success and victory. ence—great landmarks as they are—are
hee Some, no doubt, wondered how our little in comparison. Its full effects may
ee | Church would fare when the powerful not be visible for a while, but we should
— men of other days whom I have men-_ rejoice that we have lived to see its birth.
Se ea tioned, were gone to their reward, but A matter that will claim our attention
see God has raised up children to the church in the coming days is the question of re-
vee who are worthily bearing the burdens of union, and particularly that of Methodist
i a cal the new times. “God buries His work- re-union. J am fully aware that Method-
auth i men, but carries on His work.” ist reunion in England does not of mere
4 Some of us wondered how the great necessity spell reunion here, but it is de-
aay iF hurricane of war would affect us in our sirable that we keep it prayerfully before
ERC eae church life, owing’ to commercial depres- our minds and examine the matter in the
Pee: at sion. A lessened fund for sustentation interests of the Kingdom of ‘God. The
| WM was prophesied, but God has given us an ideal union would be the one advocated
es increase. A period of commercial depres- in our Young’ Peoples’ meeting last night
es sion has been coincident with magnificent by Inspector Taylor, that is, an African
Â¥ ers eS generosity among our members, and Church for Africa. Methodist Union,
Re acre ae Hope still stands and points to the however, is the type that at present seems
Pee ol neste most practicable and possible of realiza-
Bere te We can see some gleams of light tion.
Ee ae already arising if we look out upon the The war has accentuated the desire for
BS hes a world in its present troublous state. The reunion. It is recognised that each
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The Four Songs of Balaam
“ism” has represented a part of the but surely, it would startle many to think
great Faith, but none of them has set ~ seriously of a united church. Unity is
forth to the world the full-orbed wonder a policy of worldly wisdom as well as é
and wealth of the love of God. directed by the spirit and teaching of the
“In England, neither Anglicism nor Master.
Methodism, nor Presbyterianism, nor Be not afraid ,of this problem as_ it
Quakerism, nor Independency, has borne draws nearer to us, but face it with
other than-a part of the witness concern- courage and prayerfulness, in the full
ing God and man which Jesus proclaimed. confidence that the Christian Church in
It is true that each denomination has Africa has a glorious future, compared
uttered a distinctive testimony, but Eng- with which the past shall pale. An Afri-
land has yet to know the worth and force can Church, incorporating the best ele-
of a reunited Church, which will gather ments and the individual and _ particular
up into itself the charcteristic witness of view-points of the various tribes, is the
all her sundered members, and the wide ideal. Any other union can be but a
world has yet to feel the impact of a_ stepping-stone ‘to this. Brethren, in
Church, which counting all nationalities — closing’ I ask you to look up and to look
within her compass, sees the truth with forward believing that the best is yet
the mind of the race. Unity can mean _ to be.
far more than strength. It may mean “Now may the God of peace that
fullness of apprehension of truth, and brought again from the dead our Lord
only a Church which discerns the whole Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,
mind of Christ can reflect His full will in through the blood of the everlasting
any generation.” covenant, make us perfect in every good ‘
It may not be apparent to all in Sierra work to do His will, working in us that
Leone, but if you can get high enough in’ which is well pleasing in His sight, —
view to see where the mighty currents through Jesus Chrst, to whom be glory
of Mohammedanism are rolling, slowly for ever and ever. Amen.” a
a + +
| ae f BB By the Rev. :
The Four Songs ot Balaam. ALFRED BROMLEY.
I.
HE character of Balaam is an Halting on crutches of unequal size,
7 enigma to many people, yet the One leg by truth supported, one by lies,
clue to the secrét is not far to seek. Bae sais EO. ile Soal with eee pat?
He was an ambidexter in religion, a ecure of nothing—but to lose t = race.
double-minded man, consequently un- In this psychological duality Balaam is ;
stable in all his ways. He describes him- 4 representative type of a very large class
self as “the man whose eyes the Lord had of men, and for this, double-dealing there
opened,” yet to obtain the reward of un- js no excuse. Like Balaam, men practise
righteousness he wilfully blinds himself to the Jekyll-Hyde life with their eyes open.
the true light of life. He wants to serve Their wrong line of action-is due not so
_God, but at the same time to do a little © much to ignorance as to wilful perversity.
private business on his own account. He They know the right, they choose the ~
wants to die the death of the righteous, wrong. They ager ihat the law ob eetiee
and yet runs greedily after the wages of and effect works out in the moral as in
sin. The poet Cowper, describing this the physical world, that whatsoever a man
type of men, says : sows that also he reaps, and yet with a
“Thus men go wrong with an inverted fatal optimism, hoping that all will come
skill, : : : right in the end, they set themselves to. :
‘Bend ue siaient line to their own wrong courses of action. Desiring to die =
hd with lee and shining lamp sup- the death of the righteous, they CO De
plied and intrigue against them, and in their
First put it out, then take it for their death are found fighting in opposition to
guide. them. }
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me The Four Songs of Balaam
: | __ But by one of life’s little ironies, even “ From the tops of the rocks and from the
te in their opposition, they are, like Balaam, _ hills I beheld him.
ho c propheticaily compelled to give evidence The people shall dwell alone in the land
| Mt against themselves, to pronounce their ae eee nor Bor teckoned: ameng ie
— own. doom, and to announce the success : : :
Rees of the righteous against whom they fight. The people of God were on the eve of
Sa The first Song of Balaam is composed of the conquest of Canaan ; they were sur-
_ two quatrains ; the first voicing the weak- rounded by nations of enemies ; but in his
eS ness of wickedness ; the second proclaim- Vision the prophet sees the heathen powers
mi ibe ing from the hill-top the strength and fall one by one before the chosen race, .
my | ultimate success of goodness. until they all were subdued, and the final
mes He | : : Say victory resting with the people whom God
= I. The Weakness of Wickedness. had blessed. This. prophecy became his-
eS & “ Balak, the King, brought me from the tory, and in turn is an historic prophecy
ee | 4 > £ y mere . : rr P P iS
od East, saying: of Christian application. The ultimate de-
me ky te curse me Jacob; come, defy feat of heathenism and the final triumph
oe Hit srael. See gecean 8 Rhee : ; =
q But how can I curse whom God hath not of Christianism eee assuited, fact an the
= eapsed? moral history of the world. God through
oy How can I defy whom God hath not . Christ is gradually subduing the world
me thas defied 2 unto Himself, and the kingdoms of this
me tl Man cannot ultimately defeat God:- It world shall become the Kingdom of our
s is not possible for wickedness finally to God and of His Christ; and He shall
| triumph over goodness. Was it possible [°18" for ever and ever, Amidst all, the
ee f PO eOOrsicantosdeteat ON Aoaceih a= Rorsd fluctuations and changes in earthly em-
ae Shore tines Ves nde: Now oWasit pos- pires, amidst all the instability of earthly
mei i Eile for Potsdam ae triumph over Cal- kingdoms, thrones and crowns falling like
SS toed R vary? Militarily, Yes; morally, No. As leaves in Vallambrosa, one Kingdom re-
eee Julian the Apostate discovered at Ctesj- Mains, and so far from showing any sign
S. | phon, “Qh, Galilean, Thou hast con- of dissolution, decrepitude, or decay, it
oe : quered.” When A areeee against his Waxes stronger and widens its borders as
ce | Maker, it is easy to tell which will be the years go by. That Kingdom is the
ss worsted. God makes the wrath of man Kingdom of the Messiah. After two mil-
ert) Ane to praise Him. Man has the power to lenniums it survives, and has not ever
> chose and do evil, but God has power to STOwn old. At this hour it betrays none
overrule it, to make it contradict itself, to Of the feebleness and sunkenness of age ;
> ) = 1 a ‘ y 1
Be Was ct work out its own defeat, and to bless what !¢ still has the dew of its youth, Having
‘ ape OaldG ues “So far. but no BOobly conflicted with every foe, it remains /_
Sf \ . dT, . .
i farther,” says God to the wicked; and © the field alone, victorious over all.
eae a : great as may be their power up to that Having survived the past, it is now erect-
— 2 ‘point, after that it turns to weakness. “I ing itself to look abroad upon a wider
a : have seen the wicked in great power; field of action which it shall at last pro- _
heey yet he passed away, and, lo! he was not: claim all its own, and where. it shall at
vit I sought him, but he could not be found.” last stand without an antagonist, without
a " RU ere are tlic mighty ones of the earth, rival. Soon we shall behold it girding
Bean who in shining armour and with mailed _ itself for mightier efforts than have pelos
‘ ee fist, cursed whom God had blessed, and been witnessed, baring its arm an
BS cA defied whom God had promised to pro- Merving its heart for the universal spiri-
a Mus sa tect? They are swept away as chaff be- tual conquest of the world. Then shall
See fore a whirlwind. ‘They are dead who We see the millions of heathendom
i i sought the young child’s life.” But Jesus brought within the circle of Christian in-
} stim s é f So a f ae ‘ thi
Rese lives on, “with His piercéd hands lifting fluence, a multitude which te man a
meee ee empires off their hinges, turning the Umber, a great mass of people, uae
: he streams of centuries into new channels, OUt of every nation and kindre eat
i yt and is still governing the ages.” people and tongue. Then shall be ful-
fe iN d peas : filled the song-prophecy of Balaam :
fe Us II. This Song of Balaam also voices « Who can count the dust of Jacob?
le the strength and ultimate success of good- Who can number the fourth’ part of
= Hit ites ness. Israel? ”
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The Message of the Prime Ministers of the British
i =
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LOOWwe, ISsuca Toarougn tne
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National Laymen’s Missionary Movement.
Sa a a SP be > SO Pe 1 ie i
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|| BRITISH EMPIRE. |
@OheWar ue haking the very foundations Of eO~Mcred.coVvi liza tion ties - & a
>. i aT aff thoughtful mest tocxamine the bases of national and international fie Te
¢ ¢
i fot ws 6 Nao become clear to-Sary, both through the axbitiantent ofroar and’ trough a =
ae : Bie pee eae es ae Sie Career ets ¢ heed
Ee. | the teats ofachuilding alee of peace, trat neither cdtication, science, Siplomacy nov conv as ;
ip meretal prosperity when allicd with a belief inv materurl’ force ao the uftumate power |
Rio - > + Ae ae. In . a |
oS ace teal foundations for the oWercd developimesct of the worldd Cife. Olreve thing oy
as . > > Ks = ; ; 5 , £ Bees
ae ate in Renwelveo simply the tools of the opi that handles them: 22k he
Bs oy sit Sel ate Cai re , 2 ip , Boe z
a Even the hope that lico Gcfore Me world of a Life of peace protected and i
A 3 developed by a Deaque of DLations, Lo itoot|: dependent on something Seepez ae on
4 , 2 . “~ SP Pope GF ae £ ” Rae
yaa and pore fundamental abil, QDhe co-opetation which the Meague of a :
ye Nations cocplicitly exiots to footer will Become operative iv oo fax ay the ise
a consenting: peoples fave the opirit of goodwill Clic the opict of goodwill oo
"a cong Wve Xeato on Spt vitual forcco; the hope of a brathierhocd of fee srteucty |
Poss Tepoocs on the deeper opi taal fact of the ar R ora) of: 400; ~~ Oi the Fave f
ye fo > +p Ow , ey sty ee ) : pets
a 7 tecoqnition of the fact of Vrch a thext eS and of the Dj vine. purcpooe for the § a
° wold which axe central to the Wwiessage of Chiistianity we ola’ Siacover ee
, : , A 1 a : Ys ’ ? ca
B the altonate foundaton for the teconotuiction ofan ordered and Naimanious Fe
5. Hl Ci fe fox all men. é “frat iccogiition cannot Be int poocd By Gewese ment Bes
t OD can only come ad an act of fice consent onthe part of ordisioual eM
WLCAL everuyavivere. wei Z : : RE
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is Responsible ao we are Uvourseparate spheres for a shaxe in the > aa
fe ; ors ay & : SEATS fi i PS as Mace rated
guidasnee of thie Dobie, inpite ao it faces the probleme of thie future Le
cafe 7 2 yp f an 5 ce , f ie**
we believe that in the acceptance of those opritualprnciptes lics the sure 4 om
D. * ? 0 ofa > 7 7 TBO Oy ae
ar <8 basis of word peace. Cle would therefore couimend to our fellow x 3 BB .
é es 7 ze Spo > : 8 eM
e citizens the necessitiy.that men of goodscfl who axe every where Lon Lesying Pe
4 ; 5 Care a Sa te Saas 5 Wrin cote RO a bate
a thei personal reoponatbilities in xelation to the recondtiuction of ayiliza tion, er
oe should consider also the eternal selidity ano butth of hose spixitual forces i a
Hy which are in fact the one hope for a petmancirl founda tion for woud poate. =
ml oA Pee ? ..
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eg Meditation. By Rev. W. R. BRITTON.
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i = SAT where ‘they sat.” Some time sage received gave him no indigestion,
ma |! i ago I heard a man say that he had but now he was commanded to do an un-
sat in Peter Paul Rubens’ chair. inviting deed. There was nothing’ to
SS Most people are fond of sitting in the . attract him, but there was a secret urge
ne seats of the great. If our aspiration be in his conscience, a hard sense of duty
ae helped in its fineness and force by the in his heart, that he could not dispel. 4
occupying of the thrones, chairs, stools Some persons suffer disaster and yet pre-
= Hess of the mighty, then it is well that we serve their nobleness; the disinheritance
mi should be anxious to sit in them. But is not defilement, the defeat is not de-
e | Bi: Ezekiel did not go to seats of the vic- basement. But it is not always, or com-
a torious, the successful, the great. He monly-so. Too often the squalid lot
ee) be went to those who were down on their - means a squalid soul, and the vitiated
= : fortune, captives deported from their atmosphere is the indication of vitiated
a country, frustrated in hope and feeble in character. Ezekiel knew it all, but he
Ss their estate. That he might learn to be could plead no excuse against the fire
Bee eet Ve sympathetic God sent him to them. He that burnt in his spirit. They were God’s
Be ihe learnt his lesson ; he saw their hardships, exiles and they needed Him to teach
a iH . sorrows, needs ; he put himself in their —them—What ? How to organise their
Bei place and gained experience. “By the own redemption and the value of their
“i rivers of Babylon we sat down and we own “will” against all the accumulated
a wept when we remembered Zion.” I ills from which they suffered. Man can
SS Ae { wonder how many tears Ezekiel shed. 20 against the stream. That is the glory ’
eee Had he intended to lecture them, to de- of manhood. If the current be strong’,
aa nounce their apostasy with slashing’ con- he must organise and invent till it be
ae demnations, he found that he could not, mastered. A man has to make his. man-
eee , for his heart was softened and his lips hood; it isn’t a thing of nature—of blue
ie were dumb. He sat with them seven or brown eyes, of ginger or black hair,
mee days and was “astonished.” God wanted of a high instep or a lofty forehead. It |
= him to be able to speak with authority, js a matter of conduct, of the alliance of
eee sh with well-balanced judgment and first-, the heart with truth, of the obedience of
Sf ‘ hand information ; to speak with tender- the “will” to God. There is a dis-
AoA tl be les ness, with power to comfort and to save. organizing of life that is internal, deeper
: i One half the world does not know what than the inevitable inheritance of here-
ee ES the other half suffers; but they that dity, subtler than human disasters, a dis-
to an know, do they always care? The strife. organising of human personality at the
atti HE A between class and class running through throne of God. This was the message
: society would be less virulent, sinister,’ that Ezekiel had for the captivity. A
ie : cruel, if we were prepared to put our- man is not unmade by his environment
Renu selves in each other’s place. Sympathy put by his individual transgression of the
ae ane is not without its disclosures; it may Law of God.

e show a man his rawness, blindness, “ 5 nace
Ree ‘weakness ; it may convince him that he Ezekiel went down to Chebar fe shee
ee i : ., : Bea OE +, the Lord blessed him. He was made a
Naat d is unpractical. Neither is it without its) , no oP he aioe Gedo
DRA Me discoveries. Ezekiel was amazed not atchinian OL tne Ce een
Pear cil a? ’ : = ceived his “call” to be a prophet; he
eae int not only at-the people’s sufferings, but at Leta Se coeic Hentai
ie ae their endurance ; not only at their need had Jearnt Ais celans aoe Bebe
Some Any f euidance but at the encouragements speak. By the river the heavens were
ec din Seo ; ‘ anes ened, and he saw the glory of the
i dee a he received from friendship .with them. roe: dee Dena
ee ia To put yourself in the other’s place oe
eine f may not be a pleasant experience. Some men are described as “oil-men,”
beeen Ezekiel went down to Chebar “in bitter- “soap-men,” ‘‘cotton-men,” “steel -
Wee ST as ness and in the heat of his spirit.” Just men,” ‘‘gold-men.”’ Ezekiel was a
@ Ha ie before, he had eaten a meal that was as “diamond-man ”; he was as adamant.
ese aie sweet as honey in his mouth.- The mes- He was a man that could not be crushed
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by any pressures. The polisher’s wheel his noble forehead may shine in other
but released the hidden radiances. The ways, but there is no way for souls to
iridescences of law and grace flashed out shine except by sacrifice. “Let this mind :
. from all the facets of his behaviour. O be in you which was also in Christ.”
‘ for souls that are alive with light and There is urgent necessity for sympathy
colour, that gleam and sparkle wherever to-day. We ought to be continually re-
they are placed ; souls that are reservoirs’ minding ourselves to be considerate and
of light and gather it when it seems there sympathetic. | Mariy are the seats that :
is none. Then does sympathy purify are occupied by- captives. Will you 4
. souls? Does it make them aglow with solemnly resolve to sit there? Those
splendours? There is no other way for who go down to take their seat with the 3
souls to “shine ” but that of loving. A submerged have the companionship of =
man’s lump of gold, his brawny arms, Jesus.
of of of
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Sierra Leone. a
E have been privileged during the in the Diploma test only two passed! 3
W last few months to meet another We shall follow our friend. prayerfully
of the trophies of the Cross in and cordially during the next few years,
~ . West Africa, and for our readers’ sake and sincerely hope he will have strength
we have elicited some facts in a life that to remain with us, even though our :
: bids fair to go far in our already prosper- remuneration may not be equal to that of Z
ous work in Freetown and District. Government schools. =
Mr, Johnson is a probationary minis- The following is his autobiography, 2
ter. Having graduated B.A., he secured communicated with some unwillingness. a
the consent of his District meeting to It is due to our churches to know the life :
come to England to sit for the M.A. at of a promising young man, only four
Durham University. He arrived in May, 35
sat for his Master of Arts degreé, and ae és : =
also for the Diploma in Theology, in Se
June, and these were conferred in July. S : : a
He was present at Conference in July. | Po | oe
During his residence in Durham the | ee Wee
ladies of our. Durham Church entertained - Ct 2
him one happy evening, which he grate-— = —— “J
fully remembers, and presented him with | : : Seige S i =
“4 his gown and hood. He has not. been | Fee ce =
i able to serve our churches as deputation, ee . ae | =
| except in a few cases, in consequence of | - oa a fo
| the fact that after sécuring his degree and poe Bees a | é
diploma, he took a course in Theory and Bes nay ‘
i Practice of Education at Manchester gm «t Eee er” ss
University, to make himself more effi- (Gm “
cient in his work as a teacher. The rigour [tI Ae | #
of our climate has driven him home by [Haat go Meeest tI, “oho oc eee | 4
medical advice, preventing his sitting for i Jc “Oi “a | 4
the degree of L.C.P. All this indicates Fa 4 ate Le Ne ee | ‘s
a persistence and industry surpassed by [ai 6 ee 9 0 nee =
no European student. A neighbour of [iy a4 pee eer GO ee ee =
: ours in Bolton, a Presbyterian minister, he eee ee Se re <=
was taking’ his degree at the same time, ee BS yee hteae a
_and testifies emphatically to this. He {& pe a SS
stood high in the list for the M.A., and Rey. J. M. Johnson, M.A. De
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— generations or so removed from slavery our own Collegiate School in 1913; be- —
| and heathenism. He follows in the wake coming senior tutor in 1915.
ee of fine men who have been trained in Mr. Johnson was accepted by the West
ee Manchester and in Freetown for the work Africa District Meeting on probation for
of the ministry, one of whom we are the ministry in 1916. In 1918 he entered
a mourning just now—the Rev. T. T. College again to keep three terms for a
Ss Campbell.* post-graduate course in Theology. « After
i He was born October, 1891, his father this he came to England and took his
a being. an esteemed schoolmaster in Free- degrees as stated above.
pote town. He entered the Wesleyan High During his stay here he has_ visited
- School for Boys at 13}, and passed. several of our public schools, to observe ;
a through the forms. Passed Fourah Bay and imitate where approved.
ml College, Freetown, Entrance Examina- He left our shores in December, and
SO tion in December, 1908, and matriculated we are sure the prayers and sympathy of
Ks as University Student in January, 1909. our readers will follow him, and they will
al Was Junior Essay Prizeman in 1910. unite in the hope that hesmay have an
ee Passed B.A. examination (College affilia-. eminently useful life.
Se ted to Durham, Eng.) in 1912. Became “Therefore we summon age
=H assistant tutor in High School, above- To grant youth’s heritage,
Be uae a named, that year, and joined the staff of Life’s struggle having so far reached its
ay ; ' ne > igeio re wet Seer bebrudry poole an ee term.”
an Se :
ae $e fe “fe
= ti W. h S =! = :
ea ae yenCcnow Oummer By the Rev.
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Sk ese He Bible School. J. W It [EYWOOD.
SS T may not be generally known that in. the Theological Students’ Endowment
eal our Wenchow Mission alone there » Scheme.*
SS are over three hundred local preachers. It was decided that the men attending
a These men make it possible to carry on this Summer School should conform to
Bass our extensive work. Over 270 regular three conditions: (1) An age-limit. Only
t Sunday services are held in cities, towns, those between the ages of 18 and 40 years
; thes and villages, by artisans, farmers, and a . were invited. (2) A knowledge of Man-
SH Reo few scholars who form this devoted band qarin was essential to take advantage of
i \ of workers. The standard of service ren- the Classes projected. (3) Unless pre-
Beis Use dered is remarkably high when the con- pared to put in one full month in resi-
“oe f ditions of the lives of most of our dence, no application to attend the School
eateits brethren are taken into account. Only a would be favourably considered. :
ae few have had the opportunity of attending s Best tg a rmedatows
i elementary schools ; and these fortunate eae ee ee pee:
aN ones only for two or three years. They cipal Chapman, M.Sc., the College build-
eed are mostly self-educated men; the Bible “ jno5 were used as residence and place of
eer and bymn-book being their chief text- tuition. A syllabus was prepared and
Bee Ne ppookss adhered to strictly. The subjects taught
Ee eae ne eeccasional Bible Schools have been — vere few but practical, viz. : Chinese, St.
il held in past days, but it has only been = yyiite, Gospel (Expository), Doctrines,
Pen a possible this year (1919) to really hold a Homiletics, and Singing.
Hiss tui cane session worthy of the men attending, and Before. the students dispersed, an
Ra, ‘ creditable to the Mission. : examination was held, the results being
ate This" was made possible: by the aid of highly complimentary to the teaching
Re awe the first two theological graduates : Mr. Sta nnd Ancevidence that. senous and
Hi ee pe B.D:, ae Nah assisted ee arduous work had been done by the
Rik Ce another young student, who is now in his : : 3 3
ay She a second ee e the Nanking Bible School. students, despite the hot trying weather.
Ne aan We are thus reaping the first-fruits of . * See p. 17 18, Feb., 1919.—Ep.
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Wenchow Summer Bible School
The day the men left for their homes an educational status of our local preachers,
; inspiring address was delivered by the and the building up of a strong Chinese
Rev. G. W. Sheppard, who happened to. Church.
be visiting Wenchow. Needless to remark, the present staff
A gift of fifty dollars (£12) from Mr. of two ministerial missionaries, with the
Dzang Chi-mai, one of our city members, oversight of nine circuits, comprising 276
made possible the holding of this School _ stations, is woefully inadequate. ee
. without great expense to the mission. Our Qur aim is to have a Preachers’ Train-
hearty thanks are due to him. He ts a jing School in, Wenchow, forming part of p
generous supporter of our work, and. a the fine educational work of our College. .
great enthusiast in raising the standard of Short courses would be held throughout
both paid and local preachers. The young the year for different groups of local
men also contributed some twenty dollars preachers as their occupations made. it
towards the expenses of the session. possible for them to attend.
i c lone to a seis
pe aust sea Spe eee ee The cost of tuitien would be very
3 ee nye vee at 4 ee eon dex the small; but it is necessary that an annexe i
ce See a ne Senor fhe 99 0 the present College buildings should be
1 oe ae Oe ee ears gh Te: 35 built for their accommodation. We esti-
oe eee ee etal : mate the cost of such a_ building at
a 1 PAS) eee ait te aid $1000 (Mexican), which in pre-war days
ee ca reps oi ioe ANSE ce ee was only £100, but which, to-day, owing
We Caly Sve ae edt prov to the abnormal price of silver, is equiva- a
ment as voluntary workers. The Churches, lent to £250 :
too, are calling for the best type of oe
preacher. Given a reasonable staff of As by far the greatest portion of our
foreign workers to direct and aid the preaching is done by local preachers, we
young theological graduates, much might should no longer delay in providing them
be accomplished towards improving the with some reasonable degree of training.
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me Py A Se Joe ea Jo OT Vas a EES ea a4 Pete bin
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i‘ Hib et A Missionary Wedding. Mrs. Savin and her children again at the
> | $ Re 1 2 = i+ fe “1 s
ee a N January 4th, at the Wesleyan capital, he goes with them to Hong-Kong,
Ss Church, Hong-Kong, the Rev. Their difficulties, however, are by no
a oe jail Fred R. Craddock was united in means ended. Miss Holt’s sailing from
st Hi i marriage to Miss Florence Holt, of Bury. England was delayed, as we know, so Mr.
< il But why at Hong-Kong?—and at a Craddock has another three weeks to
“e ane Wesleyan Church? Ah, here comes in the | Wait. Mrs. Savin’s boat is held up for a
S little story. An eager young man is wait- fortnight, two of her children have whoop-
: Hae a ing to meet his bride, and a widowed ing cough, so she hesitates about staying
ke mother with her three children needs an ina house where there are other children,
a eas escort te the coast. Mrs. Savin left and goes to the Matilda Hospital—where
ee ie Chao Tong on November 3rd, Mr. Crad- Miss Lewis spent'so many weeks—as a
ee dock escorting her as far as the capital, paying guest. By this time we know and
pel | Neal , Yunnan-fu, there to leave her in the care rejoice that Mrs. Savin and her family are
. Bea of Mr. Evans for the rest of the journey. safely in England. Mr. Craddock did
BB But Mr. Evans cannot spare the time for much to help them on their embarkation
S : the long journey to the sea. Here is the for the final voyage, and was there to bid |
ee NER bridegroom’s chance. He was to meet them God-speed when the ship sailed.
pascdes Mos al Miss Holt some weeks later at Haiphong, Mr. Craddock becomes a paying’ guest
ise lh lee < and go to Yunnan-fu to be married there. at the Wesleyan chaplain’s home, where
ret WA el To save two journeys for two men, Mr. he is very comfortable. Presently he is
mee Craddock first hurries back to his station introduced to Mr. Hamer, an old friend
pees a and sets things in order. ‘Then meeting of his fiancee, and a member of the Wes-
Vall = 2 ee
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seein tLe : — i. CT Se ea eee SF . Ge
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i leyan Church which Miss Holt often Why are all the children smiling? Do
attended on a former visit to China. Mrs. you understand what they are so delighted
Hamer is a missionary’s.daughter; she about? Why that old grandfather who
entertains Miss Holt when at length the. is taking the food out of the steamer is :
boat arrives. Mr. Craddock writes elo- promising them that, if they eat their
quently of the “homely friendly atmo- food properly, they shall have some vege-
sphere” that breathes a welcome to his — tables fried in fat for breakfast! The
bride. The friends at the church are all other day when the orphans~ and other
interested, a little English girl attends children heard that they were to have . :
as bridesmaid; Mr. Hamer serves as “chips” for tea they shouted and skipped,
: “best man’; the Wesleyan minister they,ran and chased one another, and got
performs the ceremony, and so all the old as excited as you do on Christmas Eve.
home traditions are observed, even in far Now, while these are finishing their meal,-
Hong-Kong. let us hurry off to see some healthy boys.
| Here at home we all join in wishing There they are! They are supposed to be
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Craddock God-speed mending the road. “Not likely to over- |
on their life’s journey in Yunnan or work themselves,” you say. Not likely, —
wherever the Divine hand may lead them. | Miao boys know better than that.
A long’ lifé and happy service to them. ‘Hello, boys! who is the lazy one to-
God bless our missionary bride and day?” is our usual greeting which makes
bridegroom ! them all smile. ‘We are none of us p
Our year’s work soon closes, and the lazy, but the boy from Mao-tu-wu has
needs are increasing on every hand. We orn this boy's clothes. Why did you ~
shall have to stand back if we do not go do that, sonny ? ; S
forward with a firm step all.along the They all set on me, and were going to
way. tie me up, and I couldn’t help it if I did
Once more let me put in a plea for tear his clothes, I was only defending’ my- —
more definite missionary work among our self, Well, boys, you had better mind
young people. Include them in every YOUr work, and not go playing up Chee
effort your Branch may make. Invite May get a worse tear next time.” _ Boys
them toa social evening, and let a dozen will be boys, we know; they are much
. girls read brief extracts from our Mis- alike all the world over. :
sionary Report, Borrow some costumes, They get a lot of fun out of their seem-
etc., from Miss Stacey—the young’ folks ingly dull lives. Where do these boys io
love “dressing up.” Have a full-dress have their food? I will try to explain. RZ
parade, every girl with a missionary box. All the men, women and children on relief }
If your working party has been busy have work receive wages. It is mostly in com,
a stall laid out with the garments, ban- and they prepare their Pa food as they
dages, etc., that you have made and col- like. There is a daily allowance for small
lected. Two girls in charge in V.A.D. children who do not come up to our house
i uniform will be a novelty, and will serve ‘'° meals. For the sick ones rice porridge
to emphasize the medical side of our 0 native cornflour is prepared. Yes, we
ate ANNID ER: DOBSON. have had a good deal of sickness, and we
{ : have given out large quantities of medi-
Se cine. We have used enough castor oil
Children’s Page for Elsie to bath her dollie in, It is a
cs oS good thing the Miao children do not dis-
In Miao Land. By Mrs. H. Parsons. file oil as much as you do.
} (Continued from p. 40). You wish you had brought out the con- ss
as HY have you come to tea with tents of your mother’s rag bag, but you
i W such a dirty face?” we ask would have found the freight very ex-
| one girl. “Her little sister pensive, so never mind. We have not =
| has just died, and she has been crying,” used any of your pennies to buy clothes
i explains a mother. “Her mother died for these children, as every penny is
only a fortnight ago, and now her sister needed to buy food for them. ma
Fa has gone. Poor child. It is a good What are those bundles of green sticks
| thing her father is living.” : standing up outside that house? ‘That is
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ess the hemp from which- the Miao make "["| Vani rf al RI:
he : ¢ é I ih Vaice of tine Nana
He their clothes. They only use the skin off he Voice ot the Winds.
a the sticks. Where did this hemp come : ?
._ from? If you can keep a secret I will When the great winds ge rearin® ren’
el | whisper one in your €ar. Mr. James the werlds
ae) Yang, who is looking after all this relief When the great tempests speak and alk
ee work, has bought several dollars’ worth men bear,
ae of hemp and has divided it amongst the What word is in the wind’s, what scroll
= most needy familes who are here. It is unfurled,
2 a noble contribution, especially as Mr. What cheer?
Ba dle Yang himself is not well off. But he
Be | wishes his gift to be kept a secret. AS ‘The South says ‘ Se we come nearer, the women are all thank- bid
=e ing you and me for this gift. “We have ae. :
e not given you this hemp,” we reply, “it Unsaved, unsuccoured, ’mid my banyan~
a | has been given you by one of your own trees.
x pe ae people.” One died for you, ye say; He also died
Be NS How long do we expect to feed these For these.’’
_ children? We think that as soon as the
i : maize 1s Tipe in October, the Miao homes The North, says, << Wild and white about
me Ae will be open to the slave girls. The Miao my brows
aa will adopt them. We do not know what Behold the sterm-gleam ef the-Ar Gea
mean will become of the orphans, but God will esis ea ehiel Nts
me 8 provide. Sometimes we feel disappointed night!
Boe that several have died, but then we re- Dark lie my lands and cold: what hand
eet member that where one has died many allows
SI others have been saved. Warmth, light?’’
Tn So now, boys and girls, you have seen
om a little of the good your money 1s doing > The East says <¢Threugh vast lands my
eel a eee ee Was ae Bene! ne bunéry hordes
Se pys-an girls ene vou like to gather For bread cry—yea, and for the Living
ein and give you three hearty cheers for Bresa
of ae having made their lives so much happier eee
5. ah during this terrible famine year. Unfelded stray these sheep that are the
Fe eye Hip! Hip-Hip! Hurrah ! Lord’s,
eh Epirn A. PARSONS. Unfed.”’
a * 7° The West says—nay, she sings! © let ber
[The Prayer Union. oe :
: “It is good for me se draw neat fo Sweeter than honey and nard and
ee tab God: I have put my trust in. the Lord Smbereris,
F God, that I may declare all His works. H sy
| ‘ Hymns : 3 eard by all men, by ber own self be beard+ i
: oe ,
ee . “Thou art near, yes, Lord I feel it.” Peace, peace!’? *
Wp “Christ for the world we sing.”
Pee ie \ “Lift your eyes of faith and see.” , © Keeper of the winds ef all the world,
i dee Mar. 7. Peking Theological work. King of all kingdoms where their course
aed ng 8 !
ata all Rev. G: T. Candlin, D.D. (15*) 2 Tim. they run,
eas at 1, 1-14.. Y i Make them (that sword and spear no more.
ae . _ Mar. 14, Ningpo College. Mr. Prin- be burled)
tee ees cipal Redfern. (29-81.) Hosea 14. 2
Nee A NES Is : Mar. 21 Our Nosu work, West AML ene: GERTRUDE. F
Heian Bae x ‘ : Ss. UD ORD.
eae Gahan Ren Ce Be Hicks... (41,42) zee a ee
ae a i i Micah 6, 6-15. At ar ; t + Referring to America’s great contribution to the cause
\ Vy ‘ t Mar. 98. Ribe Circuit. Rev. A. J. of Bester the eeeueeee eo ee ert of a
wi } ae . ¢ L ti . to t t that t i =
; me | J Hopkins. (47, 49.) Acts 17, 22-31. Hite the Foctareortate ae cote fed Gite iavioricate
Pete it : *Missionary Report. Senate.
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—Dante. :
A Reply to an By a ,
MISSIONARY ;
Open Letter ee
in East Africa. :
(Page 103, 1919.)
DEAR BROTHER RATCLIFFE, Age is upon us, whilst the New. Policy :
At the moment of writing there are is only in preparation. I hope that ~
only two of us for it, and as I would not not too much time will be spent over that
like the other man blamed for my doings, process, for, though I may be singular
I will not strive against discovery. In in this, I believe, and all my experience :
the name of United Methodism, both that tends to confirm, that a policy for East 4
is, and that is to be, in East Africa, I Africa cannot in all its details be properly ‘
thank you for setting the position before conceived 7,000 miles away. As to its
our Church, involved in “A New Policy main outlines it can and ought to be, but
for the New Age.” I think your state- these need not absorb the time until the
ment, or, maybe, it is the Policy itself, age be no longer new and the policy out i
errs on the side of modesty, and that is of date.
the kind of eror I most fear. The ‘New In your letter you indicate certain -
Policy ” must be, before all things, Botp, prospects for the future, and I ask your <4
for the New Age Js Bsa Sens es hes es
going to be one of )Raiiaya: ‘O : ees es :
surprising adven- fg > ee ae ee a a i
ture. The policy Halas Sees . me 6 Oe ee
for the age must _ wy \ay * soe elec eet ten Se
not be tentative, (Rie este | Weems Be NE I ie og aa ar, :
yet not so rigid as [07g Wiese eed re ot aan ee ve Ps ‘

i ete Of ee ClO
receiving = local (0 ee ee _
adaptations to [ogg sees. cemees aga LB ae Ae ea
Though I have not [39m 9a a es ee ok Pe 1S ee al
seen it in its final mre Ge a stow ale, y ig oe ;

_ form, I believe I Ba ee Mg Nee eg

_, had some small Ma) ag : ee ak :

_ Sharein its first in- [ee Ae oe ee : = =
ception. Then I [ait] Ramee ons PP Pe ey Cesc ee si
came back to face fae Cae. ca Be a eee -

_ the New Age, and [ii oecmm PN ae ie ae
this was more im- Logie : : ere fa : a
Pressed upon me fe gy a ae
than anything : ee eee Baie ere
else. For the New People of Meru, = (Photo: G. V. Patch. ae

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a ih hires A Reply to an Open Letter
i pardon for saving that your starting I am out to damp enthusiasm; I only
“i : point has been the Africa you knew so_ realise that to be of any use it needs to
| many years ago, but which has now _ be brought into relation with facts, even
Wee ae almost passed away. It is this that though the resultant effort to be called
| ‘creates the necessity for a new policy. for be many times greater. Missionary
i Because the face of Africa does not societies, as I know them in East Africa,
| change its superficial aspect quickly, it are earnest and eager, and no opportunity
| has been taken as an axiom that Africa | lies long unclaimed, i
: \) i does not change. The same_ revolting Hitherto this reply has been a plea
rm | customs, the same scarcely-restrained for haste, and more haste. Close on two
= a passions, the same sloth, the same deep years have passed since the New Policy
ee darkness as you knew are with us to- received its first form in the first meet-
SS i day. But the heart of Africa is preg- ing‘ of the Advisory Committee in Shef-
| | nant with great issues, shortly to be field. That meeting was one of the most
ae born. I would almost dare to say that wonderful manifestations of the Divine
: i with the present generation of elders the Spirit I have ever known. ~The Rev.
rs old Africa will finally pass. Certain itis H. T. Chapman, now representing’ the
a Na that the generation after them are al- Committee in Heaven, was there ; and he
es ready looking for a lead, and if they look spoke of the New Age in terms of con-
mee ei es first to the Missions, they will-not look viction. I have been laughed at, not un-
ie ‘ong’ unless they find there what they kindly but rather indulgently, for my \
me ML ‘seek, And they will not have far to seek belief that a New Policy would be the
oe vit to come into contact with all the evils of _ outcome. Is my belief now to be vindi-
eid semi-civilization. Already the newly-built cated? The Field still waits beneath the
ee tt towns are moral plague-spots of vice, rank and poisonous growth of weeds, for
ae and the seats of local government are the Seed.
Be almost worse. These places are a snare Now let me extend it into a plea for
aps to many, even to those who have passed understanding. And with understanding
SS oleh through the Missions. The African, goes confidence. I claim to have been
at whose life before was not safe beyond very jealous for United Methodist in East
ee hey the tribal precincts, now, burdened Wate Are icas ss Eahinvetnotabeenacareful awehat :
Santa few possessions, travels far and sees was thought of me, if I might serve the
are many things. cause. And I know that here and there :
; Hed Then, further, the conditions you Ihave suffered. I am not discontented, or
4 ‘speak of as Operating’ at the Coast are rather, I shall not be when the harvest
; repeating themselves throughout the comes. It is the hope of the harvest that
Pei country. Again we are being hemmed keeps one going, just that. Then let it
We in. And the Missions which are advan- not be a delusive hope.
mst «ing, whether the reason be larger finan- Is it a rash claim to make : that we who i
Sa -cial resources, or whatever it be (in some are in the field understand a little more of
Raa eh «cases I am sure it is greater zeal) are what is needed than others elsewhere?
Atal advancing steadily and purposefully, . In the belief that it is not so, I say that
hee TNs ~while we have remained in indecision the application of the term “instructor”
WN ee where we were. It is but a small part to an agricultural missionary in our East
Ost ite of Meru we occupy, though still the only African work is based on misunderstand-
Be ae Protestant Mission:in Meru proper. “To ing. What our agricultural enterprise
eet ae them also” seems to the motto of every needs is a business manager. In African
Cet Hie other society I know except ‘our own. agriculture the native will instruct the
Fccon gh al et And I often think that if it has taken white man, and I do not believe it to lie
eee us seven years to date to consolidate in within the province or the power of our :
earn eg Meru, where much still remains to be _ society to maintain costly and financially
Sh A ie _ done, almost everything, in fact; then by unprofitable experimental farms. At |
Peas cl anal the time we are ready to move forward” Meru, there is neither the need nor the |
tie to, say, the Boran desert, in fulfilment scope for agricultural work, but a need
ee uaa of an old dream, it will already be occu-_ that is paramount for industrial training.
ee OH ane pied before us. I hope the New Policy It is probably asking too much for your
ee aes will cover this risk. Please do not think agriculturist to be a fully-trained artisan,
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and in any case your ‘“‘agricultural”’ and literal starvation, The moral surely is F
your ‘“‘industrial”” must be as distinct as © obvious. :
your “medical” and your ‘“‘ministerial.’’ The last point I will raise is the ques- Ti
Does it need labouring that Missions, like tion of our relations with other Missions,
every other work, need specialists, not. symbolised by the word “Kikuyu.” You
jacks-of-all-trades? I have tackled most cannot construct a New Policy for East ,
kinds of work the world holds since I Africa without taking this into account.
ee : aeons ioe ie pages we have ane our me tose
truth, 1 rather like it. sut it 1s futile tor this movement, with the result that we -
results ; and the Mission does not exist to -are losing track of it, and our oppor- - 3
provide pleasant sensations for the mis- tunity of influencing’ it as we might is
sionary, but to achieve useful results. becoming imperilled. Yet its aim is one,
Ladies for women’s work, a doctor for surely, dear to our Denomination: the
medical work, trained teachers for healing of the divisions of the Christian- §
schools : in points tre these what I have ity we bring to the heathen, as well as
heard e ue New rae po almost uve effort ee efficiency. At em
too good to be true, but I plead for con- home it may be’ nefessary to move }
sistency, which involves a planter for cautiously in such matters, but many of
coco-nuts and a competent artisan for in- your obstacles simply do not exist for us =
dustrial training. At the present time, here. We ask you to allow us to be :
with the building programme of the New — united, if not yet actually in one Church Z
Policy before us, the latter would be an organisation, at least in a very close fel-
economy and not an additional expense. lowship, which will be a real example of es
Be Then there is the multitude of problems Christian fraternity. And this movement =e
| and emergencies constantly arising, for _ —also a product of the New Age—will =
the understanding of which a close and crown and complete your schemes of -
intimate acquaintance is necessary, and training and evangelization as nothing :
for the dealing with which a larger else could, and may react in healing in-
- measure of local control is equally neces- fluences on yourselves.
sary. East Africa has this year received We are jubilant that the cause is raised i
; the franchise, and representative control at last. We are grateful for all you pro=
| to a certain extent politically. United pose to do for us, as well as for the a
eee in East Africa needs the things you will do which are not yet pro- :
same, with power : ‘ j
and funds.-to> ams : 4 ee cee pee, : ;
carry out its : is FS oe te SIS ae at ee ea)
decisions. Delay ~ pees gee er oes ee gs Oot ca eee oe
guccess;, and to. *<. gM Sa Rn rN ee ee ae a ee :
Sonimunicate eee cae AS MRCS Save SOE. poe en
Reto Gom ee e/a 2; se ia Sia fee fe fees ae a
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mittee by mail lla AN My ee yd Ol la PPR EAN Mia cRNA = a
and receive a UMMA Giuies lite aici 6108 ae ea RS tec. ca U1 ee i
reply takes 3 Baa : 2
usually upwards § ee Be § a ii
of six months. er ae Vt i xe F : ae
To give a recent [ee neues Bel: i y 5 a) nt i : i a
| case in point : Fie Oa nd * Sy me ‘ee Ba “ ai 1 eal
F ei © ee ae em ee yet A Ae pa ge § 3
- the money vay - 3 Wa : kg Se, Ae ® ss
hes Bi hn APS ee be Sees Tae? ad eet) ~ % ,
granted last year Js Semen cco pe i By: ay Se i 2 es
: for famine relief ° fe Ps an 23 a ee Oe : FS ae
; -was too late for Rex eh Ree TE ae ee. Re ee en on ae z :
it i Fe, Se ee eae OSS sete a a a seca : s
Its object, and a ee ne) ESL STO SERS coe eee eee ae :
| bank pesto tra rake Seager pie bees fs Ok ope eS re rey Gas se eee mie
, an) overdraft eee Vea ee ek Se OA yt ee ea 5
had : Boe Giacomini: he oer ase Beate ec Te oe =|
: chad to be ob- Sa Wee tid
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nas SE FN Sa Sey ook pe So =
eS F people from school Girls at Meru. ABC Class. [Rev. R. T, Worthington.
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Wale | A Reply to an Open Letter

bedi | Y posed. We urge you to do them unto Praying that the Spirit, which presided»

f 1 Bice this least of your Missions as you would over the birth of the New Policy, will

Pa RS unto the Lord; to do them enthusiastic- watch over its development and bring it
HN ie ally, with faith, with expectation, with to glorious fruition, even to the garner- .
Le RE love, and I could almost say, above all, ing of many souls, and not alone in Africa,

fen Rea with haste, for this opportunity, like but throughout the wide, wide world.

Be a others, will not wait. Our spirits are With all good wishes,

THA (ea gee high ; we will do what we can ; but what Weipecin cecal

ee eis we can do depends, under God, oh! so ours sincerely,

| Hi ia largely on you. R. T: Wortuincton.

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By) SA Reply t By 8

As ee eply to an |

Bn eas Pp y MISSIONARY
{ i ites Y > °

mo Open Letter. Ese a?) in Yunnan.

PEA He 1

mt Be : ; , ee : :

ean ie I have just read Mr. Naylor’s letter in honestly “it takes some doing.” This

| Le | your August issue. It has done me good, is only his first month ; he has yet other

2 Ni ie te ie and I beg to thank him most sincerely two before he completes his round. Of

ed a for it. What a fine grasp he has of our Nosuland I have written elsewhere. The

4: Hi i i =i situation, though he hardly realises how chance in that land is a very fine one.

ae i some of us aré constantly among the We have purchased a property in Wei-

me ce Chinese and see comparatively little of ning, and hope soon to see an evangelist :

ini the tribal work. living there. A man could do nothing

me ing From Stonegateway I learn that Mr. else but be on his horse visiting our Nosu
cle Hue Parsons is away for a month’s itinera- friends. He would need to be able to

a wath tion amongst Miao villages. Try and rough it, but he would discover a people
roa imagine him, daily on his horse along’ very willing to listen to the great mes-
Sai slippery, muddy roads, frequent rain, and © sage of Redeeming Grace. I have been

mi see at night reposing in a hut. I tell you reading the “ British Weekly ” of July 10th
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UNA Bilge fo OER oe ra aE irs er Siiree ee hussy ak OR ae a

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Mobos t 1 et as

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The Prayer Union
on “The preaching of the Cross,” and Faster Sone. 192
have been tuplifted also by it. Would that peaSKCE Song, 1920.
I could preach it to the Chinese! It is the “JT will break the bow, and the sword |
-very message the entire nation needs. and the battle out of the earth.’—Hosea_
You will see how Yunnan is being blessed ii. 18. ;
by the pecuce of Ting-lih-mei. (See When, after tedious hours of rain,
: letter. be ow.) : The glorious sun shines forth again ;
It is harvest-time, a bumper harvest, Nought can more welcome be—
the cobs of maize ae some of the best 1 -ppy, a a contrast lies a joy, e
have ever seen. The rude ox-carts go ht Sah OR Ie ANS eee 20)
squeaking “along into the city, and the veer anered tired ES
petty thieves are hanging near them to eae ae ES :
sneak a cob if possible; at times the Hark! It 1S finished, scarcely dies,
wheels are in ruts up to the axle, the men Ere “ Christ is risen ” fills the skies ;
push behind and swear at the poor ox, To glad the waiting heart. <
passing rude remarks about its ancestors, All Satan’s works are followed up
and the thing pulls until the yoke almost By every sweetest comfort-cup, |
rubs its neck raw, but somehow they When heaven plays its part:
manage ‘to get there.”’ The tragic tale of five years past :
Sometimes it seems as if our Mission Was.sin and death’s sad -fiery blast, :
were in some such condition, and. the _And sorrow’s direst moan! |
- strain is intense, but if Mr. Naylor and But, with the Spring’ comes Easter i
others will only write us occasionally, we Day—
shall forget the rub of the yoke. Oh, may her chime chase war away,
Pray for-us! We want a wave of And soothe with silver tone ! aoe
spiritual fervour all over our district. To sad hearts ‘speak, O Risen Lord— ay
ne oa A blesséd balm Thy every word— a
Ouss FJ. Hanes __ Thou dost afflict to heal. 5
ee, ’ Teach all Thy children to obey—
Dear Mr. Dymond, This lesson let us learn to-day— i
Have just had two weeks of meet- a : y ‘
3 : ot Oe ‘ Oh, grant us hearts to feel. i
ings with Ting-lih-mei. The whole city ~~’ °
stirred—attitude of gentry and literati That peace, sweet peace, must ever
completely changed. They have formed a STeIpIN, : j 5 S|
Christian Investigation Society under That for us men to pray is vain:
Christian leadership meeting in our Lord, let “Thy Kingdom come; |
school house. Unless we follow after peace”’
‘ Yours in Him, With all mankind—then war will cease ; ij
W. J. Hanna: And God fill heart and home. 1
_ Tah Fu, Yunnan, ELIzABETH TAYLOR. —_
22 Sep., 1919: February, 1920. 5
se fe fo ||
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The Prayer Union. iC ear in all the world. Luke 24, }
“And it shall come to pass in the last a Sy i
days saith God, I will Sou out my Spirit — , ape athe he Meng ean oo |
: upon all flesh: your sons and your A he Rev. T..B. Campbell. Pp. 52, a
daughters shall prophesy, your young °°: Hosea 2, 14-29. ~ 1]
men shall see visions, and your old: men April 18.—Lao Ling Circuit, North ; y
shall dream dreams” (Acts 2, 17). China. Rev. W. Eddon. P.16.* Eph. 1
Hymns. 2501-18. : |
“Hail the day that sees Him rise.” April 25. Our London Demonstration ay)
“Crown Him with many crowns.” and Foreign Missions Committee. Rom. i
_ “Lord, speak to me that I may speak.” 10, 10-18. See y
April 4 (Easter'Day).—The Church of = FMisciGuam Report (ae
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el Mission Flouse. C. STEDEFORD.
fee The ‘Arrival The arrival of Mr. God- course, all the assistance in the world
| j of Rey. D.Y. — frey in North China was would have been quite unavailing, with-
heed Godfrey. a most welcome event. out the excellent teaching which Mr. God-
S He is the first minister to frey had been receiving: from Professor
{ join our missionary staff there since the Parker at Manchester University.”
= union in 1907, oe the Union is empha- :
least sized by the fact that he was reared in ss
fl a different section of our Church from Me Address. Mr. Turner sends the fol-
ae ; the one which founded the mission in . lowing translation ot the
oy : North China, Already-he has approved first address given by Mr. Godfrey in
= : himself to the Chairman of the District Chinese.
ee as “a very promising young man_ in “To be able to-day to meet with you,
meee every respect, and at the present juncture my brethren, face to face gives me great
sy i a priceless accession to the mission.” rejoicing of heart; for this is the realiza-
SS Younger men are greatly needed in North tion of the hopes of many years. The
ey He China on account of the advancing years Conference long since appointed me to
RST cea of the senior missionaries and the neces- the Chinese Church; but a passage
a ‘ sity for a man to be some years on the hither was unobtainable, and it was not
et)! field before he can fully exercise his until this year that I could come. Long
a powers. That period, however, will be ago I heard the voice of God calling me to
me considerably shortened in the case of come to China, and for many years the :
ce ti | Mr. Godfrey, because of the excellent» Chinese Church has been constantly in
ee progress he made in the study of Chinese my heart. .Now that I have come, al-
Se at the Manchester University. He though I cannot speak much yet, I have
eae g achieved a record in addressing a Chinese heart communion with you all, for the
. eka congregation in their own tongue on the disciples of Christ are one in heart and
es first Sunday after his arrival. . Rev. © feeling. If “within the four seas all are
a I. B. Turner describes the occasion. ‘On brethren,* still more are Chinese and
— the following Sunday morning Mr. God- Outlanders brothers in Christ. I have
frey accompanied Mrs. Turner and me to come from home, and now have again
SS r ‘the service at Tung Ma Lu Chapel, where _ reached home. I beg’ you, my brothers,
Ag he was. cordially welcomed by the con- to pray constantly for me, that God may
fies me gregation. They were astonished and use me to preach His word in China.”
F delighted to know that his studies in Mr. Godfrey is spending the first six
Sh Chinese before he left England had months at the Language School in
BESSA a Gait already given him sufficient knowledge of Peking, and is busy in investing the dry
is the language to enable him to give a hones his study of the language had col-
i short address expressive of his pleasure fected with that living speech in which
se in having at last realized his long- he will express his soul and his message. —_
Daas Mist cherished hopes, and in finding himself May his words be as’priceless pearls to
jhe amongst a company of-Chinese Chris- the Chinese people.
: tians. He had, with a little assistance
eg on me, prepared his address on Satur- — qyontsin Mo. Godfrey actived: in
pose vai NR Gee lay evening: he gave it in Chinese as Ghristnas Tiehtsinceee- d Beker
; ‘ Ret to the manner born, and he was under- Festival. Chet € ee i had be e
. Hy stood perfectly. The people cannot Ks Sees ee aS ee ‘
credit that he is going to Peking for f the Chi Gries oe = aie
\ aise language study ; for he seemed to them ech 0 Cha , 3 i c a ee fe
Saeco NNW tee to be already equipped for full work. ee ae di ae ce M ae =
L AN Certainly it was an experience quite eS es ISAppOHi ee ae Sestak
Rs a unique to hear a missionary newly landed ‘'SY 14 eure eccold whichemade uf
be ain in China, speak clearly in Chinese on the ene him to remain indoors
a Hi Beco iece. first Sunday after his arrival. And, of * Quotation from Confucian Classics. :
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From the Missicn House

But the Festival was a great occasion for of trustees, and initiated a scheme for :
our Tientsin Church. The chapel was raising large sums of money to erect new :
crowded to the doors with men, women buildings on a new site and to provide
and’children, and Mr. Turner had the joy the best plant and equipment. The aim 3
of baptizing‘ twenty new members. After is to establish a University with staff and
the service proper there was a distribu- equipment which will be able to measure
tion of presents to about two hundred up to the splendid opportunities which lie
children ; the presents had been provided before a Christian University in Peking
by the local Chinese members. In the for sending its ramifications of thought,
evening there was a lantern exhibition knowledge and influence into the lives of
illustrating the life of Christ, a crowded all the people. .Dr. Paul S. Reinsch, re-
company enjoying the evening greatly. cently American Minister to China, him-

self a college professor, has spoken of
(A Christian The Peking University Peking University as the outstanding
University was founded by the | educational opportunity of the world. ;

( for Peking. Methodist. Episcopal United Methodist missions are repre-

; Church of America and sented in the University by Rev. G. T. 2
developed into a great and commanding Candlin, D.D., who works in the Theolo- i
institution. But the increasing demand _ gical and Biblical section, where students
for co-operation in order to secure the receive training for the Christian ministry,
best results has led to the reconstruction
of the University on an entirely news A New Dr. Candlin says there is.
basis. Four of the great missionary so- Experiment a new experiment to be
cieties, the American Congregational, the in China. made in connection. with
American Presbyterian, the American : the Peking University. A 5
Methodist Episcopal, and the London wealthy and very influential Chinese ‘
Missionary Society have amalgamated gentleman has provided the land and 3

their institutions, appointed a joint board’ money for founding an Agricultural oe

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ae Hee School in North China. A member of- which they breathe the name of Carthew,
i ee the University staff has been sent to I should be prepared to say, ‘ Lord, now
Pale Em S| America to secure ‘a manager and other lettest Thou Thy servant depart in
a ek workers, and he has to take back with - peace.’ It is at once a privilege and a
i ed him a collection of horses, cattle, domes- responsibility to be in a succession. of
eel tic fowl, sheep, etc., etc., together with this quality.”
Nie lee all kinds of farming implements, anvils, Mr. Hopkins specially desires to have
5 | Weed blacksmith shop, and other requisites, so a set of coloured slides illustrative of the
fan ee | that his ship will be, as Dr. Candlin de- Life of our Lord, another set of Scrip-
my ie scribes it, ““a combination. of Noah’s ark ture subjects .of such a character that
mt He | and Tubal-cain’s stithy.” A company has. they would be understood by the natives,
mee | been formed, including some of the most © or capable of being: interpreted to them.
ee prominent men in China,.and it is easy Simple sets of Story Slides (especially
a | Nee to imagine that this may mark the begin- Children’s stories) would also be ac-
SS eis ning of a movement which will enrich and céptable, and a moral story of the ‘‘ Buy
| multiply the resources of China. ‘ your own cherries” type would be of great
SS | Lea service. Mr. Hopkins says that if these
ee Pictures Rev. A. J. Hopkins has a- slides came “the chorus of cheers and
= ie ~ at Ribe. lantern. at Ribé, but he startled exclamations of delight from ,
ee wants more slides, and I hundreds of dear African children would
ee ce shall be glad to hear from any reader be almost loud enough to be heard in
% i Ae | who is willing to supply that need. No’. England.” And, he adds, “Really one
me a greater inducement will be required’ than. gets impatient sometimes with these
ea is found in the following account of the people, but deep in one’s heart there is
ae value of such pictures. Mr. Hopkins a passionate longing to bring some joy
a tie says : “I gave my first lantern display at into their dull lives. It is because Jesus,
me Rot Ribé on Monday night. (It was the last together with all the other blessings He © -
ee Monday in 1919.) The people were wildly confers, never fails to bring joy, that one
a NB <3 excited. Mr. Ratcliffe had shown them is glad: indeed to ‘be an ambassador of
a jantern pictures, but none of the children His in dark places.”
Md had seen such things before, and even ‘Some of our friends, in providing the
ee tie the adults had practically forgotten what — slides, will be glad to share the work and
cae they were like. There was huge amaze- joy of Mr. Hopkins.
ee ee ment when actual people of Ribé and
Me he, Mazeras were recognised. [I was im- Items of We rejoice to say. that
gem! pressed by the profound and lasting mark Interest. Rev. J. B. Griffiths made
Be ie which Carthew has left on these people. rapid improvement in
ate tl While all the old veterans were cheered, health after his arrival at Mazeras.
- eae the picture of Carthew was called for Mrs. Stobie and her two daughters,
ee over and over again. They must have after long and weary waiting’, sailed for
Me eae joved this man with the lasting devotion. Wenchow on March 6th per the s.s.
Bae which only a great heart could inspire in “Sado Maru.”
See the African, and ‘“‘he, being dead, yet Rev. W. P. Bates, M.A., sailed for —
eA _ speaketh.” I felt that, if ever the time Ningpo per the s.s. “Neleus ” on March
ee Uinieee | should come when these people should 27th. He is appointed. as tutor in the
Ree HN | whisper my name with the reverence with Ningpo College.
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Hey Native Religions—Where ? FRANCIS H. ROBINSON.
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bea T is a strange and shallow theory of Buddhism was not born in China. Nor
bt i | opponents of the Gospel that each is Mohammedanism native to Northern
PL race of mankind creates and develops India. Nor Christianity native to Europe
AE its own religion; .has its own native and America: it was born “east of
HAH ie scheme: and form of faith and worship, | Suez,” and historically is Oriental and
a HE as leet and that it is a piece of vain and impu- — Semitic.
= i By dent presumption on the part of Western Within the compass of our own lives a
L eS | men to carry their creed and worship to newly-planted religion has thrust itself
< HR eastern lands and races. North to South. Every Arab trader seek-
Be ee Many very plausible and vain theories ing ivory and oil in Africa is a Moha-
Ba iis on this subject have been put forth and medan propagandist. He goes with the
a) a ke supported by men who ought to know Koran in one hand and the Arab spear in
. ae better. The P. and O. liners used to the other. Enormously vast territory
ae ae babble with this vain philosophy and ap-' once given to the worship of magic—of
S | a parently do so still, so far as it applies Fetishism—has accepted the Koran as its
ee to Asia. Mohammedanism, Brahman- bible and the fatalism of Islam as _ its
nd : ism, Buddhism, Confucianism are to be creed.
a a left to the peoples who evolved ‘them and True religion is not from beneath nor
mee Pe whose needs they professedly meet. within human nature. It is not ances-
S Mi ee The Marquis Li Hung Chang told. trally a descendent of the spook. It is
en pa at Messrs. Morris and Glover, “We are from Above, and came down. from the
Sf 10 14 Confucianists. You are Christians— Father of Light. It is given to man
ee | that is good for you. We Confucians through the redeéming Son of God. It is
me el think that we are able to look after our administered by the Holy Ghost, proceed-
A WE ts own souls.” He very ‘significantly ad- ing from the Father and the Son.
an t mitted, “But we cannot so well look Christianity fits every man’s need; as °
ee ee ai after our own bodies. Our native doctors. man, as sinner, as wandering child of the
Bene) do not know much about our bodies, but Great Father. It can be “understanded” ~
ea ie your foreign doctors know a great deal, ‘of all men. The common people hear it
ani ie and I hope that you will send out a great gladly. Worst and best alike honour it.
am ean many more medical missionaries.” It appeals to the reason, conscience and
ct I wonder if the cunning old statesman heart of every man. It suits the lowest
Kes ile _ ever asked himself if he could account savage of Terra del Fuego, and there-
Bory glen for the fact that the Christian religion fore, seeing the evidences of its trans-
pew did so earnestly care for the body as well forming life-power, Charles Darwin be-
Bein ee es as the soul? What was the nature of the came a subscriber unto his death to the
tata religion that sent medical missionaries to South American Missionary Society.
Neat eae China? If the Christian religion was fit R.'L. Stevenson was so profoundly im-
Rares only for the West, whence arose its pas- pressed with the character and work of
Pe NUNS sion for ‘‘the double cure” in body and James Chalmers of New Guinea and of
ieee IN soul of China? And how is it that Con- mission work throughout the Pacific Is-
ene a fucianism, with its marvellous moral . lands that he formed the purpose—never
LSA a code and maxims of wisdom, has not executed, alas !—of writing the life-story
baie Nth ceca developed an enthusiasm of humanity for of Chalmers. :
Ps a body or soul? Why has not Confucian- The New Testament makes its appeal
be salle ism revealed ‘“‘a power of God unto sal- to the heart of every race, It has been
ra a aie | - vation” for China? successfully translated into over five
pee as | If the “let alone policy” of the op- hundred languages and dialects spoken
Av Aa Ree ponent of Christianity—the theory that by men. Max Muller compared the study
k iene? the native religion is best and sufficient of the sacred books of the Hindus to a
te a for each be true, how comes it that hardly search for a- few jewels in heaps of
bse elaine any numerous and permanent race of manure, whereas the Christian Scriptures
ae ii 4 i mankind possesses a purely native are a very Koh-i-noor—a mountain of |
Re WE religion ? light on truths Divine and human, touch-
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Our New Tong Shan College, North China &

ing man’s ruin by sin and his spiritual instrumentally saves men. Our obligation |

1 redemption by our Lord Jesus Christ. The is to carry it to the ends of the earth, to I

Christian scheme will and does work. It _ every child of man.

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Our New Tong Shan College, By the Rev. 4

goth . ee Rion bo

North China. Rev. F. B. TURNER. oH
OU ask for a short’ account of the necessity for strict economy in every ast B||

Tongshan Anglo-Chinese College direction, made it impossible to take any a |

scheme now on foot; your request, further action, but we let it be known |

is Opportune, for after:I have visited the that we had this purpose in view, and con- - |

station to which I am now travelling, I. templated, so soon as peace should come, ia

am going on to Tongshan to consult with appealing to the foreign communities. of a]

Mr. Hinds and Dr. Candlin about plans. North China. : : i

<= = tor corte. the scheme nei) effect. 3 This spring we got out a circular and. at
. _ Some thirty-five Veo eo eS Hinds, subscription list and set about getting | |

a poeeen wal me Schoey Works beeen contributions. And it is a fine testimony al

to give the boys eee ONs a elementary to the esteem in which Mr. Hinds is i
Knglish and Arithmetic, etc., so as to held, and the general good opinion of the Vil

qualify them for work in the offices of Value of our past and present Tongshan q |
the peice then lately started, and on work that apart from the two sums men- ; |
the railway just being sigs As a tioned above we have already received i ||
result, from the early days of these com- gupscriptions and promises to the amount —_—_ Att
panies we have had boys on their staffs > of nearly $5,000, or well over One Thou- dil
FE : though the elementary character of our sand Pounds. We hope to be able to raise =F
teaching (and we have not hitherto had another $6,000, and then we shall be ready HI
scope or means for more) did not qualify 49 puid., qi
them for more than the humbler and vie ‘ z : ; é 2 4
3 : The idea is to erect a College with Wh
simpler tasks. This work has been con- -, ~ Se . : Ht

Bees ; : . Class-rooms, lecture-rooms and outside Pen
tinuously carried on till now by Mr. Bs 3 : i
5 ee 4 4 dormitories sufficient to accommodate 100 i
Hinds, or by others who from time to . ; = 7 ; < mii
: : sore students ; to carry the curriculum to a GH
time have been stationed at Tongshan. so * eres PE
I S : higher stage, and over a wider scope, so Wan
It has, moreover, long been our hope, = Ae i 1
: as to give the men as good an education Ht
and a feature of our programme for the Sanaa : Sree : 1 |

$ Se ,. under Christian influences as can be ; |

future, to develop and extend the work Seige ae \ i
‘| already being done by the Anglo-Chinese Ree a a
School at Tongshan. For long we were We are hoping, indeed, we are rea- {|
compelled to defer:the matter, the means _ lising, that the Scheme being in line with |
to finance such a project being far from the propaganda which 1S seeking to in- Wit
i _ available; indeed, the financial situation fluence the Chinese towards British edu- ‘|
‘ at one time became so strained that, far cational ideals, will lend interest to it Hl)
t from being able to effect an advance such with foreign residents in North China. © © ii
as this, we were compelled in many ways And we shall use every possible endea- Ba
to retrench, The project was, however, our to erect the buildings and float the Fatt |
at length brought within the region of scheme without further aid from the nt
practical politics by the allocating of Missionary Committee than by the grant 11
Tls.8,000 from the sale of our Tientsin. from sale of Tientsin property referred to ; |
. Taku Road property for this College above. : ae |
scheme; and by the gift by Mr. Chang We have, of course, assured contribu- a {|
Feng Lung of One Thousand: Dollars to tors that our Missionary Society is look- — {|
‘ be invested in China ahd to accumulate ing‘ out in England for.a competent man na H|
for this object. The scheme was further to assume the direction of this work ; a
pe advanced by the purchase with special and we shall hope for some of the scholar- _~ i|
funds of a good site for the College. ships which at home you are so splendidly
The coming of the great war, and the and generously raising. Ht



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ths Our Mission Fields. (See. 62)
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EI [ - WAS thinking out a plan for our Auxiliary our aim is not only to help the
me W.M.A. when a recent EcHo came ~ funds, but-to discover and to educate our
Na ie to hand, and there I saw that future missionaries. We need therefore
a ik our Mission Secretary somewhat antici- ‘to begin with~the infant class, and not
mh a pated what I wanted to say. But only in _ be satisfied with a monthly collection in
5 | i He | part. The suggestion of the Committee — the upper school.
Lan ees is that a Missionary Conference be held Presidents, secretaries, W.M.A. work-
— i in every Church. ‘At such a meeting the ers, will you get the books, read them,
a i missionary pamphlets, recently published pray over them, call a meeting of some
= { at 2d. each, to be thoroughly expounded — kind at which you may discuss them, and
me i and discussed. This may take the place then when you have finished with them,
ae of the ordinary week-night service, and \ pass them on to some other branch, or
S ye a financial appeal need not be made, the school, or person? The two books are 2d.
ie meeting being for education and in- “each, postage of the two 14d. They are
me spiration worth a great deal more. For District
ie ee : So far, good. Where the church will distribution a large parcel can be sent at
ae st take up the matter, the influence of the a reduced rate, or at any time single
eae study of these missionary questions will copies can be obtained through § your
me ee be far-reaching. But you, dear fellow minister.
me worker, may be in a church or circuit One other suggestion, somewhat
ia iq where such a conference will not be’ apropos of the former ones. -How many
ma organized. If a service be arranged, the branches have a ‘“‘report” night? The ~~
ee people—those. whom we want to reach evening’ can be a very interesting’ one,
ame SU —may not come. What then can you~ spent as an “At Home” or social, with
ea do? : light refreshments and a collection. From
ai Speaking mainly to the W.M.A. :—. the large report let half-a dozen members
ea ; In the first place, every Branch Presi- read interesting extracts. The paragraphs
ll S dent and Secretary ought to have, these should be selected previously, e.g., page
mee le booklets and read them prayerfully. I 20 gives some sidelights of our medical
— ue wonder if some of our Districts have the work at Lao Ling, not touched upon in
» TRRCEES| | a aeaee necessary funds in hand to post the two: our W.M.A. report. Mrs. Purves Smith ,
Glee copies to every Secretary. Or, better is doing unofficial and very substantial
et es still, perhaps some wealthier sister would work. among’ her husband’s _ patients.
ey cover the cost of such a distribution. The Some further good paragraphs may be
et officers of the branch then have the book- taken from pp. 40, 41, showing another =
Be lets. The next step is to get the mem- _ side of our great work. The story of the
s(t bers together, and read one pamphlet at Temple Queen of Heaven is on p. 34.
Beal ae bt a meeting, then call a second meeting for Page 50 takes us to both West and East |
ee | the other.. In many places this might be Africa with their sad story of famine, epi-
Daa Me made the occasion of a special drawing- demic and destruction. In all these pages
Ree room meeting at a member’s house, or an___we have the brighter and the darker sides
iia “At Home” in the schoolroom. and thus faithfully portrayed. We need to study
sie add to the special fund, in which we must both; the bright side of successful
Rett: all participate. achievement will encourage us in our work
ig ‘a Another plan would be for a branch, at home. The dark side of distress and
MECH ied out of its funds, or through the generosity discouragement will call forth our prac-
ata a of a member, to give copies of these little tical sympathy and cur earnest prayer.
i | ~ books to every Sunday School teacher. To such a meeting an invitation should be
ben Wiest We want the young’ people to be informed, given to the young’ men and women, and
ot a S| and those who teach the children should to members of the congregation, so that
ae have a full knowledge of our missionary the circle of interest may be as wide as
Bel iia work and suggested propaganda. As an_ possible: Anniz E. Dogson.
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The Observatory. |
A Great Book. review of néw China—though it will be! - |
UR friend, Mr. E. J. Dingle, has There is nothing new that should be 1 |
Gy edited The New Atlas and Commer- ©alled new when it is old. And we hope
cial Gazetteer of China. Its massive- sincerely this review will have a long and |
ness may be measured by its price—110 influential record, “The Chinese Reposi- hi
taels, with the tael still standing in the ‘tory was begun in 1832, and continued it
neighbourhood of 8s. The “New China _ till 1852. The China Review” fasted I
Review” says: ‘An examination”of the ~from 1872 to 1901. Since that date there He
contents shows that the success has been has been nothing of the same kind. The ie |
commensurate with the daring, and the first number contains rich fare from the : ie
book is a great book with a greatness not standpoint of the sindlogue, _and We is
measured by scales or foot-rule. . . , Should like to think that every missionary LT
There are maps of the separate provinces, of ours on the China field 15 able to secure I: |
all beautifully printed in five colours and @ Copy. Its British price is 380s. per i
all with the names in both English and annum. Na se ‘ HF
Chinese. «. , The commercial section Our British Post Office. ce
is even more elaborate. Fifty pages, not We have had a personal instance of the eal
small ones, are devoted to the Ports and . alertness and versatility of the staff. A» ie
give the fullest trade statistics. . . + ‘letter from America was addressed (most ye MW
The mere sight of this superb book, all inadequately) Hy
about China and actually. produced in Missionary Ecuo, | |
China, will be an astonishment to many London, England. ~ aa
who ought to know better already, and It was promptly superscribed “12 Far- AA
must be taught better for the new and ringdon Avenue.” There it was re-ad- cr |
stressful day that is dawning.” dressed to Bolton. He
ie . W.MLM.S. HUE
; The New China Review. ‘ It is a joy to us to note that the income | H
i The review from which we quote made of our Wesleyan friends for Missions for i Fl
its appearance in March, 1919. The 1919 has been £235,975, an increase of it aH
_ editor is Samuel Couling, M.A. The title about £32,000. ‘““O may we triumph so!” Ar
- means that it is a new review, not a +—proportionately. i ||
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Bookland. , : |
The White Knights. W. EE. Cule. Carey The Order of the “White Knights . -
_ Press ;:3s. 6d. net. (O:W.K.) is a happy dream of Horace
We have often wished that the pathetic Mackintosh, whost parents are away in “) a i
separations incident to missionary work North China. His cheery zeal préves con- ss)
| might be stated in a way that while being tagious. He had évidently the germs of Z ii :
intensely sympathetic, would not be the missionary spirit in his blood. How Hi ¢
tawdry. Mr. Cule, the able editor of the © he won-his sister’s deeper love by becom-— at
“Baptist Missionary Herald,” has done it. ing her champion and protector ; how he a be
; for us in this winsome story. It is hard captured the imagination of his school- Al &
to measure the heartache of fathers and mates and gathered them in the “Chapel WA]
mothers away in mission lands, and the Perilous”; how the minister of Eastgate 2s il Wl
inexpressible need the children feel here helped them like a big chum, and led qH
at home in the sensitive age when they them out in all sorts of lowly yet lovely Bay,
are receiving their education. And during service, helping their own folk first and re i
the war the separations were more acute then finding time and inclination to help ~' #9
and unnatural. everybody else—all this must be got out : i Hi
The story itself is perhaps touchingly of the book. Then by and by we read of qa
optimistic on the actions and temperament the home-coming’ of father and mother ~ : HEL
ef boys, but the author surely seeks to from far Shansi, and Horace and Mara- Bai
present a worthy ideal to the lads who bel—she who was so hungry for mother’s | : 1
have just missed the war. love—are glad again. Like King Arthur’s BT
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a | Knights, these boys are pictured as re- So Helena and John begin to build a
| solved “to ride abroad redressing human bridge that shall reach over to the far-a-
HL RE wrongs,” and some of them won new way lands, a thing very difficult, but such
te bicycles for their pains. Who will not a joy! And a letter from Congo-land
Lat ie heap blessings on those who systematic- helped to build it. It said:
| Wee ally determine -to “help Jame. dogs over “Tt would make you.sad if I told you of
als stiles.”” As Mrs. Browning says : all the suffering and wickedness we live
hi ; “A child’s kiss amongst: I would rather tell you that some
Soll i s . a ae “ a are 5} ins t z 7 =
me) ea Set on thy sighing iips shall make thee Of the people are beginning to know our
i i glad, Saviour Jesus Christ, and to live for Him.
| A poor man served by thee shall make thee Then the author shows how misfortune ©
LAR ARE | : ) 5
IB | _ rich, often reveals oppertunity, and the heroes
mi it ue on eae helped by thee shall make ~ 244 heroines of the book learn in a happy
hee strong : 3
| { 5 = yay sm SS the wor and that
om | de Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense ee Ae oo re Hg; Ae eee
ae be Of service that thou renderest.” it is a glorious thing’ to follow in the 1oot-
me : Sie ees : steps of a pioneer. _We can do that at
2 ae Mrs. Allbrook s Twins. Oliver Brown. home, but it is better to do it literally.
Mes ae Carey Press ; ds. Gd. net. Think of Livingstone, and Martyn, and
a i‘ Like the above, this is a most suitable Morrison, and name the countries where
Se Ve missionary reward, only it will require they toiled so long. Then—to return to :
a }, ay x a . " ca so << SS
a rh Wie some eager collector to get £3. It is a our book-—a cablegram came, and they
a eet bright and well-told story of the influence were happy ever after, or, at any rate, for
ee of a young missionary from India on two a long time. But you must read about 3
me ee young people, and of a delightful thought all this in the. book.
a i which came to a boy of fourteen, to raise : 5 ;
ae ae £100 to rebuild a Church in India which Zhe Chinese Story-book for boys and girls.
a had heen destroyed by cyclone. His twin- “Pe Indian Story-book for boys and girls.
eae i ewe is rioht-h a sister was his right-hand man ! The whole [he Carey Press ; 5s. each net.
BeBe village, and many homes therein par- a SS ee :
a i : AG ES Ripe oe: s These books are well calculated to in= -
ah AE : ticularly, were stirred, and the school even ; g ~
aye ee es : : : struct young folk in the wonders of other
me) || up to the first form. And they arrange Pes epee :
oS a : ss : = s e lands. They are well illustrated and
feck a sale of work, to which~ everybody ; 3 : ;
Sata ae eee nee penetra abound with good stories that will win
et wanted to give something, for they only : 2 :
Bees i = pee fas - 2 attention, and instruct while they charm.
te asked for easy things. A great man : $ - :
a iS x es eee . We cannot know too much about the
ei _. opened it, who knew India well, and they fee) IE Saga Te
ae got the £100, and more, then—but the eae is es i Sages Thee mine ae
RAG ee story must be read to realize the beauty ea ida oe : Soars :
Rane ey ees aad can do ve ane The Chinese book: is historical, for it
fhe expected that Jack Allbrook would himself ee a PC
Con : Stice See 5 : tells us about the Great Wall, Chinése
a determine to follow his cousin out to |; eas an :
lew soe ° : sree feasts and schools: it is practical, for it
a i India : but he is perhaps too young’ yet. Hien cements ea Rte pean
a eee SakcC Talore welll ocomies fe anid shows China s part in the great war: it
Wei ies 2th 25 : 5 is poetical, because it impresses on the
eH Rey boy like him. 5 3 f
SN S , youthful mind the inner truth of many a
Aa Palm-nut Valley. Kathleen M. Bell, pleasant allegory or parable.
oa AS. - 3s. 6d. net. The Indian book has a similar wealth:
(eee Again we have a missionary story, for 0f illustration, and deals with Tigerland, ~
(aah ae - { $3 Se SW a VW zeve . The 1 Tale
ee we find a keynote on p. 21: Jewellery, Monkeys, The Hillmen, Tales. A
aS “We'd better begin to-day to think bigger apd ae etc etc. ia aes eae % ay
Sealey ... that evéry single person in the world it gives the story of Dr. Carey, showing
POH belongs to us, and we to them, because we usa glimpse of the cobbler’s window, and!
eh A ig ~ all belong to the same big family.” how he waited and worked. Many another
eS How slowly do we grasp what Joseph story is given, as the name of the book
Nat I Seite Cook of Boston said thirty years ago: implies.
eid “The sky in our day is the roof of but These books are encyclopaedias of these
a Ra a one family.” Yes! in spite of 1914-18, great countries for our youth. The Carey
echt for are there not murderers and thieves Press (the Baptist Missionary Society) is
Rest ah ee lh in what is called Christian England? to be congratulated on their issue.
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Vy at last a most important move is of the greatest opportunities of further- WE
being made by the Chinese Govern- ing‘ Christ’s Kingdom. Years ago it was if |
ment to teach the masses to read and taught here by the missionariés in charge, Hp |
write. To this end they are introducing ‘but it never came to anything, just be- EH
Phonetic writing. The China Continua- cause the scholarly Chinaman refused to HN |
tion Committee have taken up this im- have anything to do with it. Now that ine
portant matter and have formed a great the Government have taken it up every- HL
resolve. They are anxious that the first one is interested. Hi |
book to be put into the hands of the The: British and Foreign Bible Society : ie |
people should be the Bible. It has so far has taken in hand the printing of the a
been one of the great drawbacks that the Bible in Phonetic. The first edition of 4
average Chinese cannot read the Bible for ~Mark’s Gospel has been sold out.. A new ‘ |
himself. It will be an enormous advance S HH
if that can be accomplished. That is now aE eet)
= within sight, In October, 1918, they ap- BUX ATE nun 4) |p
pointed a special committee for the pro- oh Ss nee | |
motion of Phonetic writing. Our friend, fw = ow ¥omZrEE 1 ai
i Dr. Sydney —Peill, of the L.M.S. ‘at eee fa JS. eat x = | 5 |
Tsangchou has for several years been iy z See ee Dy = eo ee | il
using a special system of his own for |) 2” @ = - = co a a oS irs a |
-» teaching’ the Chinese patients in his Aes ee fs 2K 4 | i
hospital to read. His plan, which is a very oe = os. 8 = 2 a = 3 a a |
: good one, was specially considered by the xX wy ~~ X s — ess a StS eee Hl ii
Continuation Committee, but after care- pe ee a ee a Hi.
i ful consideration, the Committee decided oe SS eee oe get 6 ai
: to adopt the Phonetic Symbols of the < es = i & = a xs 5 bi |
; Chinese Ministry of Education. The | B2-2ZE : I ee g a
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a special order of the Ministry of Educa? { S = = = = = aes E HH g
tion on November 23rd, 1918. leo ee ee Se ine
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has issued an order commanding all La ze ce Te A s HiT S
teachers in the public schools to teach |] =2Â¥3 TPs ay
the Phonetic Symbols. Every shopkeeper || 2538 ¢ Baas Hat |)
is obliged to learn it, and at least one z pg Zz age a ul di
member of each family must learn them. we = zt = a
He is also issuing a daily paper in the : ee ce ge ih
Phonetic. This will show you how im- | %_ 22 7 3rH#> Sm Ba
: portant itis. Other provincial governors | 2% # t wo gesr a 3 iH
will follow suit, and so we may hope that | }! oe + a or Hal
very soon the people willsbe able to read, | sree 5 rg ee Lie w= fa Ba
and not alone the favoured few. The va ne Baty |
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Hie corrected edition was to be ready at the come off, or, rather, what was left of ‘it.
ae! | end of this month. John’s Gospel also is I managed to save the thumb, greatly to
al tE PSL ready. their delight. What would be the use
iif We are teaching the in-patients, and of the thumb alone? I told them with
We eR it is adding immensely to the intelligent that he could afterwards point to Heaven
li 4 interest which they take in our teaching. and tell his fellow-villagers of the God
i! i China is going to be won by evangel- ‘ to whom we prayed. God did bless the
i | ism. The old-fashioned simple Gospel of ' operation, as He always does. It was a
Ie ee Salvation. Itis a most fascinating work. most anxious chloroform case—he had
ii if To teach those people “howto find | lost somuch blood. After it.was all over |
ie Christ—how to be saved,” and, surely, we all knelt round the table and thanked
Hiview i that is the work for which every Chris- God. The result already is—that they |
* | Lene tian is here—soul-winning. We. have have invited Mrs. Smith to visit their
Be ; first to teach the newcomers, who have home, and we hope to win the family for
x Lee ii | never heard of God and Christ, like little | Christ.
s i | -| children., This is the A.B.C. of conver- So, one here and one there are touched
meee sion, In China the people do not believe’ by the Holy Spirit. . We cannot move
ae | | much in their idols, they invariably say; them; He can.
eh they know they are false. China is a I was sorry to hear of the death of Dr.
mea great country ready for the Gospel of Swallow. What a noble life’s-work!
me as cles Christ. He will be sorely missed. We can ill
| ae Before we go over to the ward for afford to lose men such as he, ‘and Dr.
my morning. prayers we always meet in my Savin and Mr. Rollard. But their work
mec he : consulting room and pray the Holy Spirit lives on, and will be an inspiration to
mia to take charge of our thoughts. and many young men who will step in to fill |
BE actions for that day. We commit the the gaps.
RS eas meeting’ into His charge; the result is, Mrs. Smith joins me in the kindest
| i - that whenever we open our lips there is regards and my hope some day to
= rapt attention. What we are all praying make the acquaintance of our Home
a Be i for is a mighty outpouring of God’s Holy. friends. We came to China about thirty
eee Spirit on China, that there may be a years ago, and the Innocents, the
ae religious revival all over China. Wehave Turners, the Robsons, Mr. and Mrs.
Beh formed a league to pray for this every Hinds, and Dr. Candlin, are amongst our
Sent ead day at noon. Will you join us in this? oldest friends.
eee We are living in a great time, and this — *
SRT ea is a great day of opportunity, and we re
era : must, as a missionary body, step into it Light on the
ve * and win a great increase for our Mas- Near Paster Tancle
alte ter’s Kingdom. BG ea ee ae
Hier The opportunities which a medical TuosE who desire to see the startling
eM esi missionary has are very great. After and kaleidoscopic changes now going on —
as getting’ everything ready for an opera- jin the Near East—changes that are not |
ai. | - tion (and we have everything up-to-date-— ~ merely political, but far deeper—should ~ |
ane i : everything’ is sterilised), before we read the April number of “The Moslem
eve begin, I always call the friends forward, World.” It is, as always, international in
Hey A explain, to them that we are God’s ser- © its list of contributors, and in his issue
NE Bee les, vants, and we are going to ask Him to sweeps the field from Egypt to Western
PENS 2 bless me in doing the operation and in’ China. Three of the articles deal with the
as Mesto giving the chloroform, Just an instance situation in the Near East, and are con-
BEAMS Ae this morning. A lad had his hand shat- tributed by Dr. James L. Barton, D.D.,
My eS | tered by the explosion~wof a gun. The of the American Board of Commissioners
4 Mu & ae mother of the lad, the father, and some for Foreign Missions; Rev. W. S.
Sete other relatives, were there. They were Nelson, D.D., of Tripoli, Syria, and Rev.
pel a most anxious that a part of his hand Ernest W. Riggs, of Harput, Turkey.
ea should be saved. Hes on the point of Published by the Missionary Review Pub-
sh Arete getting married, and the bride’s friends ishing Co., 35 cents a copy, $1.25 a year.
Lae i Ae absolutely refused to allow.the hand to Order at Publishing House.
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‘The Emancipation of Chinese Women." By a Chinawoman. I
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HINA is an old country. Before the plete. Thus marriage seems to be a ME Pl
G introduction ‘of new influences, necessity to her growth, and the re- = fiji. |
there were settled ideas and estab- cognition of her womanhood. Secondly, me ie ||
lished customs for every phase of life. In most parents prefer marriage for their Lip
the case of women certain ideas and cus- daughters, as it gives them the surest Ht
toms have been the guiding principle of guarantee of support and the best solu- | i
conduct for several thousand years. They tion of a living. Some girls may be lazy - et Ne
were regarded as sacred rites of woman- and incapable, but will have no difficulty 28S Hi |
hood, carefully recorded in the classics, \ in getting through life, in regard to food Wi
and most faithfully observed by the best and lodging, by this arrangement. eal
women of all ages. Some of the ideas Thirdly, many girls are put in school only Ly i
and customs are good and should be pre-. so long as required for fitting’ them for 2 |
served, while others are bad; it is from marriage, thus too often their zeal for : |
[ the latter that the Chinese women “ | 6
need to be emancipated. ee oS ae Hd ,
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mind it was almost inconceivable 2B ARR eer ~ 8 | A
how a woman could remain ~ Oe ee Hi |
single and yet be counted an ~ : ee a CI ie a oe ‘|| |
+ individual. According to the old Se ers oe a Se eal
conception, she had no separate Sas rein ate eS % ~ a
i existence, but lived the life of a | Mo eS HH
: dependent, first under the pro- ae Wateee ee ea HH
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; — the care of the son. This is the Cie eC ee ee Heth
well-known doctrine of three-fold SE Os eee eter cranes 2 4 ih f
subordination, against which no | Sig [eee ‘ Hy ah
- woman in the past dared rebel, [(5) Si] i. eeeecoiGee roe. | tH |e
| and with which she secured the [7 3s sige esses, ae ee rat |
, _ necessary subsistence of life. (90 #5 Riss pert st asc oo wie
Besides the material support, a [ij9, 9) 5 cele on ee ee ae Hi
L woman gained dignity through [3 HH}
} marriage ; hitherto she was only [Bee 6 93.2) Soeeees ae Pesce gS m ii :
a maid, but now a matron, a ee ee ee a Hy) |
pesuien much to be preferred, as By ee ee ele A ee ee ail
it placed heron a higher plane. [:= gies eo ee Sceecmi )
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above has still its influence =] eGles “tes = HT
among’ the Chinese people, and Gof JMR ogg = jij/)|)|/)
the effects are bad. First, it Ss nes Sa ses Ss fee il i
t ig generally believed that a —eigfesn eres eer ee : it | ie
‘respectable girl must get mar- [i Cc ee | TA) | i
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vy to see talents which might be developed clerks in stores, seamstresses, milliners,
ii thus smothered. I have known girls un- or the like is considered to be below the |
ih happy for many years after marriage, be- dignity of girls of well-to-do families.
it | j cause their education was thus hindered. One who is skilful in teaching or writing
Hil i Others who are capable of rendering some may become a tutor or an author and one
| years of service to the public are deprived of very poor origin may work in a mill
Ni ppe of the opportunity on the same account. In or factory. But for a girl of moderate
Ss short, this old-fashioned idea of marriage means with average ability, there seems
oY Ih P| is a drawback to the progress of women; — to be no suitable occupation ; she dislikes
Savin. | it lowers the standard of education and to be ranked as a wage-earner and is
| A disheartens thosé who seek for an in- afraid to let it be known that her family
x i | . dependent living. circumstances force her to work.
me eee How can this state of affairs be reme- Regarding business intercourse between
SS \ "died? Will the rise of industry and com- men and women, the old custom forbids
aC merce give new openings to women? Do it. In respectable society, it is still felt
S | the men in China grudge sharing the pro- inconvenient for the two sexes to mix,
SS ie fessions with women? I should say that not that there is any actual misbehaviour,
mt ee the hearts of this people have been but because of the dread of being talked
- RR brought low during these recent years of about and criticised by others. This fear
Â¥ a) \ national weakness, and that our men~ is not without foundation, for Chinese
a ie have no prejudice against our women men and women are not accustomed to
el ih : taking part in the doings of the world, if meet often; they seem to have lost faith
BS | ih the same be already done in the West. In- in one another’s morality and fear that
ie tf deed, the few among’ us who have proven some wrong might result, For this reason,
aS worthy in public undertakings are much it is extremely hard to induce young girls
PARE respected by men and are given the needed to do work outside of their homes. Those i
aye i i help very generously. But there are other who are specially attractive are even kept
aa difficulties, e.g., the traditionally-wrong from going to schools where there are :
me : idea of labour and the suspicion of mis- men teachers. It also explains the stiff
Sa conduct from the freer association of men manner of men and women when they
yeh and women. meet in public ; old ideas necessitate ex-
ane 2 5 : é : treme formality and fewness of words. In ~
Tt a oe eines pe ee ees the interior, all women engaged in pro- 4
eu | OPC) Sot ae eee oe value to .¢SSional work are very simply dressed,
yes labour. They have given hight value to and school girls are usually in cotton
ine name and fame, so anything that uniforms. Thus one may easily realize
me savours of the earning of money *S’ the impracticability of Chinese women en-
— not sought after by the genteel classes ; tering the business world just now : most ay
eae alas, however, they dearly love to of us who are anxious for their improve- .
Neat als accumulate wealth and have — eee ment do not dare to encourage it, so long ‘
aah so through corruption and graft! On the 2. the old SGHORS OBE
He surface, however, they pretend not to take
ahi ge much interest in such affairs, and leave To summarize what I have already, :
iy industry and commerce to the less privi- _ stated, Chinese women still seem to be
aM leged classes. Only lately they began weak and incapable, depending upon mar-
HAMS HE to respect business men and put them riage for’ support and for comfort. They
ee mee ati on a level with scholars; yet their are regarded not as equals of men but as
PARR ea ie attitude is only changed towards the a special class, whose charm and feminine
HES oe captains of industry, and they still qualities often trouble men instead of in-
BS eh i belittle the shopkeepers and the crafts- spiring them. They prize themselves as
Cae a men ; but it is exactly the latter positions ladies and are unwilling to mingle with
Tats 04 which some of the modern-educated wage-earners. In other words, the con-
LRShtha ie Chinese young women might occupy. ception of women of themselves is as bad
With dee They are not yet ready to be commercial as the attitude of others towards them.
aH ee aR and industrial leaders, having neither the In my judgment, the safest and only way
Ve education, ability, nor experience neces- of improving the situation is to give c
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good old training and the new knowledge he Ne Ease = | \
and learning ; for this alone can reform EAR BOYS AND GIRLS, | 4
| the heart, strengthen the will, and stimu- I want to introduce you-to Hsi Wt |
jate ambition. Hitherto, they have served Won Joo, a little Miao boy. When 1 {
the nation in the position of subordinates {he famine was so bad in Yunnan, Mrs. | ‘ |
and dependents, how much more good — Ryans took charge of him at first, then i| i
they would be able to do if they were free she sent him to Tung Chuan, for Mr. ite
and independent. in thought and action ! Craddock to -look after him, rt feed i| i
Chinese women themselves must initiate him, because his poor mother is blind. : i
the new day and start the right kind of fe is such a dear little fellow, and he Hi 5
living. Marriage is, of course, the career had a very happy time at the missionary’s HIB
fpr most piris, but-it is a-sacred duty, nOt ~ poise. Me° Craddock: hae a cow one : |
| a means of winning men’s favour, but an sometimes he makes real Devonshire : ales |
opportunity to live ina larger way. They — ¢{otted cream from the milk the cow gives WT
must also be taught that to earn an honest him, and there is plenty of milk to drink | |
living is much more honourable than to 4.5 well. Then there is Polly, the parrot. ‘ | H. il
; rely upon others ; to work for dollars and phe naughty bird won’t talk yet, even to | iW
“pennies is better than to ask for help. A psi Won Joo, however she will learn WA
true lady is one who can defend herself gome words after a while. Only the mis- . a |
both morally and physically ; she is not a sionary will want Polly to talk English, . Wii
piece of precious jewellery that must be anq the Miao boys will be teaching’ her 4 i
hidden in the house, but a light in the MiG words: Te cronder tow they eri = i i
world to dispel darkness. settle the difficulty. There is the pony, Hi i
’ Such power and ability, faith and too, and there was a cat and another bird, om i ‘ | 5
4 courage, can only come through educa- but these are gone away now. : = || | 1
; gOD : oe See oe = a To a little Miao boy everything at the | Hl
Fs peor tne eve COpege pope missionary’s house is so beautiful, and aa
the addition of ne pete Bev the missionary himself seems’ to be able | Lid
peor all-round eae Ue Public lectures, to do almost anything in such a wonder- {|
publications on activities for women and fala Onedact = has nendine ae rf ty
, the value of their work, and their in- I ve Sage Senne Sy ene : | I 1
fluence on the nation, will enlighten the > '0°S? Hisr Wo ice looks eu i HI
iene ee interest. Another time he is making a WaT
le and change their ideas about |. ‘ 23 ya
Bob 5 : little table that will stand up when it is | | HH:
: women, but only education can remake tea fie at Sede aie ia) | ip
: woman. After all, the trouble lies in oe OS ae Oe ene eee Eee Hay ti
her inability and uselessness. But give the stand is pushed back. Won Joo:likes a Ae
: Cees : 5 to play with that table when no one is AE
: them an oppdrtunity to develop, and Baey ; see TRH | i
‘ eens < Lae o looking ; so there may be some broken ~
marvellous results will be seen. Chinese eae eine da 4. Bie ecaldine naa cone TE
women have not shown up badly in ees = $ Doan Ge = i; lik
33 the past; they were really as good ee : ; Ail i ik
as those of other nations before the Most wonderful of all is the garden yay | |
| new era. Signs of improvement are place where the missionary grows such a]
: already visible everywhere, in the work nice white cauliflower and red carrots and di H fl
of school girls, in the service some of the deep red beetroot. Some cf the vege- TEE Ld
so-called new women render to the public, . tables are quite new to the Miao, but they A
in the life of modern homes, in the train- soon find out how nice they are to eat. ~ ff] |
ing of children. _ If Chinese girls have The boys love the soup made from these HIT
the/same educational advantages as those vegetables, so much nicer as it is made | Wd i
prevalent in the West, they will be as at the mission house, than their own ~ Bay
capable and useful to the world as their watery cabbage soup, which is supposed Ba
European and American sisters. At to be a luxury in their little huts. Is it Ve iH {
present, however, they are still under the any wonder that Hsi Won Joo and the hui
: influence of some bad old ideas and cus- other little boy were having’ such a happy \\ he
toms, and must be set free. Only educa- time? But boys cost money, even when a A nf
tion can solve the fundamental problems they don’t eat the rich food we get in ss 1H
- of womanhood. England, and by and by a sad day came. : hil
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Milk One of the boys must go. It was Hsi The Imternational Mind.
iW Won Joo, and very very sadly he went “Proressor FAuNce tells of a day he
[Sih |e eays spent with a Mohammedan, Chief Justice
Hi Now he is wanting to come back again, Tyabji, of the Supreme Court of India.
eS and the missionary would like to have «ayy day long,’ he says, ‘we talked of
ie him too, if only the pennies in the mis- the problems of the Orient and the Occi-
mea stonary boxes at home will be enough to dent. He said to me, ‘There are three
a pay for him. Won Joo’s mother is now things that hold humanity apart, and,
Wate | ill, as well as blind, and she is anxious curiously enough, in your English lan-
— po about her little boy. She knows that if guage, they all begin With: Cec hev ane
mam pee a the missionary will take him he will be caste, colour, creed: caste, the idea that
SS Hh Hf ss ell fed and clothed > he will be taught to wherever a man is born there he must
oe fe i read, and perhaps when he grows to be stay ; colour, the idea that a man’s mere
~ Hp a a man he might even be a preacher or a complexion may make it impossible for
a) teacher. . him ever to be my equal or my brother ;
ee hb Isn’t there a little boy in a nice home ~and creed, the idea that a man must
= iy in England who will save up his pennies adopt my religious formula or he cannot
eee i to help poor Hsi Won Joo? You have so enter heaven.’”’ As we stood there in the
RAE many thing's, couldn’t you give up choco- slanting sunlight at the close of the
ee ee lates or toffee for a little while, and let Indian afternoon we shook hands—Mo-
Se Mt Won Joo go back to enjoy the milk and hammedan and Christian—-and pledged
a the turnips at the mission house? Per- one another to fight against those three
Se haps a little girl would like to help, or foes of humanity as long as we lived!
ae there may be some mother here at home We look for the great days pictured by
— who has lost her baby boy or girl, and William Watson, for the coming of that
eo i now has money tospare. Let metell you — . SiGe AC igi’
Si i ih i that. Baby May Lan (Beauty-sweet) whom When nations shall as forests grow,
meee eRe Mrs. Evans tried so hard to save, has Wherein the oak hates not the pine
RS died, only a few months old, and there Nor beeches with the cedars woe;
— _ have been other deaths, owing to the But all in their unlikeness blend
Me recent terrible famine, now happily over. Confederate to one golden end.
ae Have these little ones died from want, “In many unimagined ways the pre-
‘ i ih 4 when we might have saved them ? Boys’ valence of this spirit will affect the mis-
eae ie and girls, let us do our best to help Hsi sionary work of the future. It will give
at t 4 Won Joo and the other children of Miao a magnetic sympathy to the missionary
eat ae land and China and Africa. : message and work, illumine its teaching
‘ } Apna Dow with truths common to all religions, give
mie feu agli appeal, open the doors of the church to |
bathe : 2 men who. do not accept the dogmas of
Tie es, Eternity Longer than Time. . Western churches, ee are eager to learn i
ame ES Dr. Iba Kanw and Dr. Mary Stone, for themselves what is the mind of Christ
eet seat ae two Chinese girls, graduated at the and contribute their share to that full-
ee ; Michigan University, and soon after orbed revelation of the Christ which is .
Beating ee 3 began their work for their sisters in to be the function of humanity to give —
Gage MS | China ; pointing them to the Great Phy-~ “out of its experience of His grace.”
Lah i ue sician who is able to make them every —Dr. John Clifford. :
PAS whit whole. (Extract from his New Year Address.)
rae) agi “Tam glad you are going back as a_ , os
Uns Hi doctor,” said a lawyer in America to Dr. =
a ae Ida just before they left, “Doctors are Quy Competition.
Te Rea te more needed than missionaries.”’ : :
rina ge a: : exe ae Pat . ; Stes We would draw our readers attention
Hari) ges He) No, sir, she replied, “I do not think to the task for Students of our Missions
Beige ae so. Eternity is longer than time.” in the February number, p. 37... Papers
Bima Th —From “China’s New Day,” by Isaac must be sent to the Editor on or before
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oe) \ iS “We never see the stars CI) i} Ss | i |
RS A asY) Till we can see naught but them. So with Truth.” ATS bo ‘ | dhe Hy
UG ALP —Bailey. ; CS | ii i
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— Yunnan Fu. F. J. DYMOND. H |
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[This article was requested when we were known, and the promise was bright that « Hales a
_ looking for happy ruifon of " eee popes ina church would soon be gathered. Unfor- oe Wii
entering Yunnan Fu. ©Since then: the para- tunately, the death of Mr. Thorne in-
lysing question of exchange has led to a par- dee = etn aeet Boas ¢ : A
_ tial recession. Nevertheless, we print the uced our church to relinquish its hold BA ah
| article in order to express the conviction that there and concentrate upon Chaotong va Hh
our people will say that considering the and Vong-ch’uan, where no other society / i Gi
reasons recited by Mr. Dymond the said with- has ever had missions. nS al
drawal must be but temporary.—ED.] After an interval, the Rev. E. J. Piper, ; 4
i UNNAN FU was the first city in of Adelaide, and Dr. Lewis Savin were | | Hy
| which the ex-Bible Christian sec- appointed there and our work re-opened. t
tion of our church had a mission Mr. Piper left. the mission when the ee H
station. The China Inland Mission was churches in Australia united ; he was suc- a ny
there before us, but in 1887 the Rev. ceeded at the capital by the writer, who a
_. TT. G. Vanstone was entrusted with the three months after arrival from furlough, i He | i
oversight of all the work.. We well re- in 1900, was, with Dr. Savin. rendered | | | | '
_ member those early days, the strong anti- houseless and hotheless_ through a riot He | | B
_ foreign feeling prevailing, the stone- caused by hostility to the French project | Hilt
| throwing frequent. and the way the name _ to build a railway into the province from aT
___ of Jesus was ridiculed. I first went there Tongking. The missionaries were obliged a Wy
f- Ona visit inf ee 2 4 MT | | iW
1688, in the. + : oe li ili
- company of my : ve | ; \
esteemed — col- 5 7 BH
league, the late oe ieee Screams erate, eee | ft ;
Sam Pollard oe Gas aie eee cnt oye osc! Bay
i : . Bie eee ae OES, er ee aoe cases acc msbeate e oe ee pid bs 3 es ee: as el ae ae 3 | i |
_ He remained @ ai es ee AG MS ey ‘ 1 Il
_ there for some eaemeinanaimmammn gists ee Se ee a | | t}
- years whilst I WELLE Rees Free an : i ee are ee He al
| Wasistationed at (ieueemreses, Ze Ce nes ga iene eee Da
Po Rev. Sr: Pee qe i en Be ye | HH
_ Thorne. The QigMggaie se <5 Oa as wemrminasf oe ALE RA UP |
_ work at Yun- [Byagyeee oa Sea as <—\ e Ta il i
me eee Rn Bere os ra i Med
; Ran grew, a wee - ie, t Whi ee SES : Te aE a
| few were bap. ae . Se PS. Pe ‘ Mh
If * p @ Ves Ae ee Reed | Sn Peete BONS } Hd
Bed, Mr. Pol- Me es ee {oe Ee eee Oe BW Ay
‘| , lard was re- @eeeeR BE ee pee Re ea a _ Rc eo 3 : } | i 4
| sSpected and Yunnan Fu, looking west, ‘ i] H |
May, 1920 : ah 1 Mi
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HH ele ae to flee to the coast and remain there nine rest of the province. Just how many
li Ret months. Shortly the health of the Rev. young men have drifted from us because’ |
Wel | W. A. Grist was such that he had to we had no church there one cannot say,
Ht retire from the ‘Mission, and this, again, but certain it is that other missions have
BF thwarted the purpose of the Committee received no little help from men who were
a) | to reoccupy that great city. Since 1900 taught the Truth in the United Methodist
met hii) “no United Methodist Church has been Mission. ‘
: i i opened there until in 1919, when-the Rev. Then, too, no missionaries are work-
TEE ll ‘A. Evans, with the sanction of the Com- ing on our lines; the China Inland Mis-

S| | | mittee, took up his residence. _ sion has not had a school or hospital
Bay} The railway has been opened for the there all through the years. The Church |
SS) | last ten years, with the consequence that of England friends (and they really are ~
s la ee a place once most difficult to reach is now most friendly with us, as the C.I.M. have

. j brought within six days of Hong-Kong ever been), have come but very recently
S| { Is and nine of Shanghai, whereas it has hoping’ only to have medical work and
ot i ‘sometimes taken our missionaries three work among students and upper classes.
eT months to reach it from Shanghai, as We have always had schools and medical

ee aha? they were obliged to take a five weeks’ work in. conjunction with our continuous
SS M ii | journey up the Yangtze and a five weeks’ evangelistic work, with the result that
: | et journey overland with certain delays en “We are quite well known by many in the
< a i i route impossible-of avoiding. capital, as is testified to whenever we
| \ From the above it may be seen that happen to visit the city. Not once or
S| United Methodism has had the city of twice has our mission been urged to re-
ee Yunnan Fu before them a very long time ‘Um there, and we feel sure that were
| as a most desirable centre for mission We to respond heartily, the Church at
ah | i work. We have prayed for it, worked home would not be disappointed in the
mi} i in it, and have sorrowed greatly at the results. ore : :
my long delay in re-opening it. The great The Church Missionary Society desires . —

EO W ingathering among the tribes necessarily US to join with them in training medical
mo diverted us from making earlier attempts. students and medical work, stipulating

wi Not until that work had passed its earlier that we provide a doctor and a hostel,
= | stages did we deem it wise even to re- whilst they provide the hospital with two
mf consider re-opening, but for the last few doctors. They also desire us to join
if i years all our missjonaries have been won them in general educational work, and
ai independently to the idea that it must be surely such a procedure 1s: far better than —
i j reopened if we intend to maintain our 9 raise up rival establishments. Both
eg position in the province and reap the Dr. Gordon Thomson and Dr. Bradley |
mel harvest we believe it to be our right to have personally pressed this upon me and
int Bl reap. other of our missionaries, and [ sin- |
vt | le Yunnan Fu is the city of the Province, cerely hope that ont, Churoniwsl be able |
| PA in population, business prosperity, and to keep its place in the educational and :
att A growing importance ; people are flocking medical work it has for so long en- |
pete 5 to it, houses are most difficult to get, couraged and enthusiastically supported.
A } and trade that used to come via Chaotong . In addition to the above considerations,
es on the backs of ponies is now being it should be remembered that hitherto we
a | brought along the magnificent railroad ae Beem ee beholden Ne Me
at (built by French enterprise at great ex- Feneny Or LHe ina Inland Mission, - |
un é pense but of the very best material ; even resident at Yunnan Fu, for all business |
nee a the girders are of iron and the magni- connected with the sale of cheques, trans,
y | tof ficent feat one of world-wide interest).* SR oprRE of moneys, oie soe
Re Be ets . entertaining us en route from the coast, —
F sy To this city come all the youth of this etc., for aed to be known that here
ao ge great province. The higher schools and : ;
: ; : sees no stores can be bought nor -are any
al ai colleges are there, its influence pervades 4241-4 established. R tly. the workeoe |
a a the Province, and that which is not repre- BN es pee ee ee the Wor aa
Hee sented there is thought little of in the Migs rang pas Seca) Cae aeecy ee ie
ls bog | Bee ee ee ee es Cel. My have. increased the. number aaa
; a fier . * See “ Bridge-building in China,” p. 239, 1910.—Ep. their own’ missionaries, especially west of
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Yunnan Fu. Hence our work has become A et | eens ni
“A 5 Lannio lim | |
| more of a task than formerly, and has A Lost on 1p China. a all
been handed to Mr. Evans, to the great “A sbring-flower but @ flower Bi) A a
relief of Mr. Graham. For example, Fallen from the budded coronal of spring, 1
when Mrs. Savin and her four children 4%4 ‘*rough the city streets blown withering.” Pa |
were returning to England, one child was —FRANCIS THOMPSON. HY I |
| sick. When she reached Yunnan Fuit was pallen from the crown ef spring—but whe a | HY ei
no small comfort for her to be able to Dreams that the fault was bers, poor PE
go and stay in our mission house, have child ? yh Ay
her boxes stored there, and from that When falls a lily in a wild | | | 2 :
home start on her long journey with foul fleed, what can it say, or do? i H
i Mr. Evans to make all necessary Who blames the lily so defiled ? H i |
arrangements. Medicines have constantly Hl WW |
to be bought, the Customs office at Yun- Fallen from the crown of Love—ab me! ae i
nan to be dealt with, and arrangements Leve’s kiss she scarce would understand a |
made for the forwarding of goods; we Who from ber tyrant’s heavy hand Al ! il
feel it is impossible to expect members ‘Shrinks, a wan slave, continually: A A
of other missions to continue to be bur- What knows she of Love’s sunlit land ? i i! A
4 dened with all these details which as our al |
work increases become more and more Fallen from the crown of Life—for death SA
E cdehome: Her one hope seems: what other lights Blk a
The man stationed at Yunnan needs to Bier Way ee ae Dears) else evince ee ee a
be preacher, business agent, and keep Who tells ber what the Spirit saith, ; i Ta
* open house for members of the mission Gives her the geal the Christian sights ? i | oy
. ae : . x e ait | i ee
pees rough. ise strategic point: — Fallen from the crown ef Christ—net se! OMAN AR
ge a} € : A Shepherd seeks this lamb who never ali
Forsakes His own: shall our endeavour ; A i i
: Aid His, and to the rescue 40, WL ii
To fold her with His flock for ever ? a
238 Mary Slessor and the Calabar 4 E a A
Language: S. GERTRUDE FORD. Pa i
“Her command of the language was : Jeo : aa [ | |
wonderful. Some missionaries retain their " i aL
__ accent even after long’ service and speak The Prayer Union. i it Lit |e
as foreigners, but she had all the vocabu- a : : ; ae Wn
' lary, the idioms, the inflexions, the gut- I tell you another thing, that if two Hi TEL
tural sounds, the interjections, the sar- of you on earth shall agree as touching a eae
casms, as well as the quick characteristics anything that they shall ask, it shall be a WH} | i
that belong only to the natives. Says one, done for them of My Father which is in : an HH
‘She excelled even the natives themselves !eaven.”——Matt. 18, 19. : I | ) \
in their own tongue! She could play Jesus from Whom all blessings flow.” PATA
with it and make the people smile; she Go labour on, spend and be spent.” ai ahs
could cut with it and make them wince ; Far, far away, in heathen darkness A tt ie
she could pour spates of indignation until . Welling. : ; isl )
they cried out, “Ekem (Enough) Ma!” May 2. The Education problem in. i a | RL
She could croon with it and make the chil. Missions. Rev. C. Stedeford, p. 23* Isa. ay 1
| dren she saved happy, and she could sing 1, ; BA
with it softly to comfort and cheer.’ One May 9. Lao Ling Medical work. _ Dr. | |
visitor who accompanied a missionary Go smith 212 Mate ie an nH)
friend found her haranguing a crowd May 16. Range eeu Dr. C. P. ee i
who had arrived to palaver. She stopped Y@98- Pp. 81, 32.* Acts 3, 1-11. Biel |
now and then and spoke to the visitors in May 23 (Whit-Sunday). For the equip- Rees Bl iit
broad Scotch. “Well,” said the mission- _™ent of the Church of Jesus in this land ta | Af
ary, “What do you think of her?” “{ 2ndothers. Joel 2, 28-32; 3, 19-21. SE
‘Would not like her to catch me stealing May 80. “Meru, HastiAtrica. 2 -Rey. ; iy WL
her chickens!” 199 R. T. Worthington. P.50.* Psalm 67. OT NE
F was the reply. é 5 a
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a | Our Missionary An attractive Missionary the ministers, or direct from the Book
S| Putin hitoseaph = Albumin. “fas, ROMs Oc from me:
i i ' i Album. been prepared es use iN Ghina’s It may not be generally :
Wh | raising the special'‘fund of Peace known that the two dele-
si £30,000 for the strengthening and con- Delegates. gates sent by China to the
i solidation of our work in China and in Peace Conference,’ His f
| Africa. These Albums are to contain the Excellency Lu Tseng Hsiang’, the chief |
a) || autographs of all the subscribers to this delegate, and His Excellency Dr. C. T.
i ‘i fund. When they are filled they will be . Wang, associate delegate, are both Chris-

a | sent out to China and Africa for distribu- tians. At one time Dr. Wang was a
a | tion among our members there as a token Y.M.C.A. secretary. He is one of the
S We Ay of Christian fellowship. They will show best known members of the China Con-
us | iit Hi? the number of pérsons here who. are in- tinuation Committee, and takes a prom-
| i > terested in their spiritual welfare, and inent part in promoting co-operative mis-
|| 1 é help to stimulate’ in them a greater love sionary work in China. ~ Rev, F. B.
a a for their own Church. To give them Turner speaks of him as a “splendid and
ay Catt special interest the Albums are illustrated pronounced Christian.” It is a remark-

5 vil / with two coloured. prints, a reproduction able fact that Christian men should come
mai || of the famous paintings by Harold Cop- from China to Europe to take part in a
oe | Wh ping, entitled “The Hope of the World,’ Conference to establish peace among’ pro-
Ms dues and “The Healer.’ One represents the fessedly Christian nations. This shows
i) i person of Christ with the children of the what influence Christianity may wield
s ps various races drawn .around’ Him, the in China to-day, and also the kind of
= ii i other shows the spirit of Christ presiding influence China may wield in the
et over a medical missionary as he tends an councils of the nations. Since his return
SS i : African child. These pictures will preach from France Dr. Wang’ has been pro- -
mA their own sermons to the pedple who re- claiming his impressions and convictions,
St ceive them, and no doubt the missionaries and, by the kindness of Mr. Turner, I
ut i will often use them as texts for discourse. have received a report of an address
aa | : Each Album is expected to realize.not which he delivered in English. in the
hE : less than £5. One may be taken by an Martyrs’ Memorial Hall at Shanghai to |
Wat , individual, by a branch of the W.M-A., an audience of 1,200 people.
; ul 4 1 by a Sunday School class or an Endea- 7
metho | vour Society. A list of instructions Dr... Wang Dr. Wang’ recounts the
mae accompanies each Album. We hope some on the League terrible desolations he |
i | hs of the Albums will bring in large sums of Nations. had seen in France, and
gia) : a2 of money. The £30,000 first estimated then he says : “ The great-
Wiebe 4 to meet the need will not be sufficient on est statesmen of the greatest Powers have |
Hite account of the rate of exchange having in a way formulated a League of |
{ Mey | risen considerably since that estimate. Nations: but is the present League the —
i was formed. We hope the name of every true League of Nations? Some people
Hat United Methodist will appear in these have much confidence, but pessimists |
Ls i t Albums, and if that hope is realized there think that war must continue and national
ld ie er is no doubt the financial result will be questions must be settled by the sword.
a i adequate to the need. Our young men My view is between those two extremes.
Tae i and young women may find here a splen- I do not believe much in -the present |
RE i did scope for their activities and render League, as to-day constituted. It isnot |
Sa i a supreme service to our missions. If founded on principles of equity and jus- |
Ee they take the Albums and use them with tice. I believe it is a step toward the |
Hat [ enthusiasm the £30,000 might be true League. The present League will |
4 | ij t _ gathered before the end of the summer. tend to prevent big ruptures of interna-
A | The Albums may be obtained through tional relations and consequent war, but 4
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even the best supporters of the League actions of Jesus Christ show that He is | \]
must admit that its present status is not an active fighter, while Confucius may be i a
stich as to warrant the thought that in- said to be a passive fighter, but. their ; | Hy
ternational differences will be amicably principles of right and wrong are exactly a i
and justly arranged. The present form the same. I want every Confucianist to Wi \
of the League of Nations is a mere scaf- become a Christian, and every Christian | i
: folding, but one on which the true edifice to remain a Confucianist, for the two do a | Hf
; will be constructed. In order that we not conflict. We are fighting for the 4 |
may have such a League it seems to me _ nation’s right, but to fight to make this lt i
that it is very necessary to enlighten the nation strong we must begin by fighting | i i
: peoples of all nations. I believe that the evils, the things that make this nation : \) ‘|
education is the key to the situation; not weak, and by uniting our efforts I am i i We
| education in the sense merely of giving convinced that we will one day have a ai |
knowledge, but education in true brother- new China.” it q
hood, neighbourliness and friendship. In | WE
ignorance we have the germ of future The Need and By the gift of Bursaries ll
conflict. In this world it often happens Call for several of our friends A | hte
that in fighting a man who is wrong you Bursaries. have often made it pos- ‘ lh i
fight the man himself. But-Jesus Christ sible for a ‘promising qi ei
has shown us that it is not the man, but student to complete his education and to al of L
the wrong in the man that we must fight qualify for some special work on the mis- ath
’- and overcome. So with nations:‘we want sion field. ‘The missionary finds much of a HV
to overcome the wroug, to let right and his joy in seeing such hopes fulfilled. At 2 i Ta a
justice prevail. That is the spirit that the present time, when the exchange 3 | WT
ought to be instilled in the rising genera- hampers all our work so terribly, one Ts 5
ee hesitates to place any special emphasis ' | HA
‘upon any particular need. But it is sad al : Nal
Christ and It is interesting to know at iH
Confucius how a Chinese Christian : : | 1 i
Compared. regards Confucius because 5 a Ta
i it indicates what will be : ee : pi |
the permanent place that distinguished . a a
sage will occupy in human thought. No : ‘: aor aA
! doubt it will be seen that he was a guide r = i it WI
given to the great Chinese people to lead . ss a! | 1\ |g
them toward the Supreme Teacher and —— ee é Pa We FBR:
Saviour of mankind. Dr. Wang makes /& See, ee a TA
| the following comparison : Cc! @) sae i UL
“We see now in our own country, not A xs a He
| to mention foreign countries, how many i oe sae TT A
i are willing to fight for what is right and : Lo a cal i i} i | '
to fight the evils themselves. I see a j Sy nth ti &
very significant change which has taken = AT ELA
: place in our own people. The significant - re | ul Aly
| stand to overcome the smoking of opium Ff eee EW A.
gives assurance that when we understand oe s what is right, we will fight the wrong, 5 le a i
and I believe this hope can be strength- a é i i HG
| ened by the spread of the teachings of ae : Bu I
i this wonderful man, Jesus Christ. His views do not differ from those of our own Co Page A NH
. great teacher—Confucius ; but I believe, Ce oi ae a ig SMELL CHE
| as my own personal conviction, and I ps Bal {
think many will agree with me, that as ae |
Christ makes an active fight against evil, Dr. E. T, A. Stedeford, M.B., Ch.B- (Edin.) . BAe
while Confucius makes a passive fight. Expected home shortly. eV SCH On Ora oe te il) |
| _-Both love right and hate evil, but the {pubetpoloesph preyed in 116 showing him inhood if Hit
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heh to close the door to hopeful students, and school by the help of Christianity, and I
li it is possible the knowledge of such cases have got examination at. Rev. J. Hinds”

Hee may elicit contributions, entirely extra, stair at 15th of January. It is certainly

We for this purpose. I have three cases now support me to go to Peking School, when,
me | before me. Two arise from a communi- past year meeting. I am native of Tong-

cation from the Chentu University to Mr. shan, and I am the Christian. My home
| Parsons relating to students completing is very poor, even cannot help me to
ei} their course there, and the other comes study. Therefore, I pray that you will
ea) ||| through Mr. Turner in North China from _ kindly recommend me to go to Peking ;
RH ee ae the student himself. The letter from middle school by the help of Christianity
| \ Chentu says: “Some of us are wonder- at the year meeting’, for you are a great |
mit ing at this end of the field if you can in- man at Church. If you do so I shall — |
a) ir | fluence the parents of Ho-Chioh-ih, who ever remember your kindness.

ne ij graduates from Middle school in June, to “Respectfully your,

Ss i 4 | enable him to take up dentistry, and in “CHu Car Wu.”
ll | F the course ae a ee povuEn tO a After a note of explanation, I will
S | et native town and work in connection wi leave the letter to plead for itself. “I
mR iy your hospital. Dr.-Lindsay, of our Mis- have got examination,” refers to the
= Hy sion (Canadian Methodist) has offered to Theological Committee’s ReATin aon
| | do Soe can to eb the boy in line if YOU for candidates for the ministry. The
Rey peep a) work it your end. I hear that word “stair” means a two-storied ‘house.
al ' eo ee oo = the eat The “year meeting ” is the annual Dis-
TS te ie Mic ee Aw ans 2 eS Turner certainly is, but this is Chinese
| | i | eo, 4 se ar a a Boe 3 ee Re deference and courtesy used to elicit sym-
5 i U { : ip ae take Bost graduate wor sn ng- pathy and support.

Ria 4 and? He would then come back and be
a of great service to you.” : Hl Gee es This letter shows how much might be :

a il done for the training’ of thoroughly effi- India’s Need

= | | sources were adequate to the need. and Satisiaction.

it The other letter is almost pathetic. = It “Tr me tell you. what I consider the

Ran A comes from a student of our school at greatest miracle of the present day. Itis
A Tongshan who desires to proceed to this : that to this great country, with its

wiht Peking. Mr. Turner sends it to me with over 300 millions of people, there should

i { | the remark, “It is sad that we shall have come from a little island, unknown even
ae | | to turn down all applicants for College by name to our forefathers, many thou- |
mol . this year, and until finances get back to sand miles distant from our shores, and |

i i a eh normal. This is a youth of 16 who has with a population of but fifty to sixty |

Nitshs passed very fairly in the candidates’ millions, a message so full of spiritual life

4 | i | exam. this year, and would under and strength as the Gospel of Christ. This |

ea ! i ordinary circumstances be sent up to ,surely is a miracle, if ever there was one. |

1 { : Peking. The letter is given here as an / And this message has not only come, but |

PANE Ee | interesting sample of “English as she is is finding’ a response in our hearts. The '

ti é spoke,” as well as an expression of the ‘process of the conversion of India to —

\ eM : aspiration of a Christian Chinese youth. Christ may not be going on as rapidly as

ul \ eee you hope, or in exactly the manner that |

Wd “Rey, F. B. Turner, Tientsin. you hope; but nevertheless, I say, India

a I beg to inform you that I have is being’ converted ; the ideas: that lie at 4]

"I yt studied. in Anglo-Chinese School of the heart of the Gospel of the Christ are |

Ned . Tongshan, about more than three years slowly, but surely, permeating every part }

ee i ago, but I am enough to graduate in this of Hindu. society and modifying every |

h ie i) 13 school. My president is Rev. J. Hinds. phase of Hindu thought.”

bal | li You may know my character from him. Str Naravan G. CHARDAVARKAR, Judge |

Hi | i i He is very kind to me, and he have said of Bombay, quoted, in “Christ rand==4

i ah 5 recommended me to go to Peking middle Human Need.” f

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| Ningpo College. W: P. BATES, M.A. Wl
T is with,some difficulty and indeed Organist at the above church for three i Ty
| reluctance that in response to the years. q | “Hy
invitation of the Editor, I here seek 1903. Entered Westminster Training A |
to express some of the motives that have College for Teachers. ] | a
t led me to offer myself for service in educa- 1905. Obtained Schoolmaster’s Certifi- Hil | i
tional work in China. cate (double first). i We

The most sacred impulses of the heart 1905-9. Teacher under Sheffield-Educa- | :
are not rashly to be made public, es- tional Authority. Here became local i Vl +
| pecially when they take the form of hopes preacher in Scotland Street M.N.C. Cir- I: i :
and resolutions of work yet unattempted. cuit. a : h Hh F
The psychologist tells us that interest 1909. Entered Victoria Park U.M.C. ! | ite |

will stimulate study and study interest. College, Manchester, :

The influence of a personality -will fre- 1910. Admitted on probation for the aa eI
quently awaken one of these oft-times DS i } |
sleeping partners. It was so in my case. 1910. Passed London Inter. B.A. aA A i
When Mr. H. S. Redfern, Principal of 1912. Passed London’ Final, B.A. at ne a
Ningpo English Methodist College, dilated (Hons. in Philosophy). SU

to me upon the work there, I felt all my 1914. Ordained at Redruth. " Pa
natural school-teacher’s instincts (never 1918. Passed London M.A. (Ethics, Es i |

quite dead) kindle to new life. Interest S0cial Ethics and Comparative Religion). OR
became wide-awake and study followed. —& i | 1
As I became more intimately acquainted Bookland. : ty Peale
c with the huge revolution of thought and eroines of India. A text-book for a ig |
activity going’ on in that oldest of Em- senior girls. By Edith A. Williams, ah a)
pires ; as I heard the moving appeals for Principal of Girls’ Training Class,. oon il F
trained teachers, whe would impart. in- Bankipur.* ; Ea AA | b
struction in the spirit of Jesus and in line “This book aims at awakening in our 3 : aie lp
with His law, I experienced that irre- girls a vivid consciousness of the need of 3 ay Ha
sistible impulse, that call of the’ best India’s women and children, and an active Ball Ha
within when God points out a task to be — desire henceforth to do something to meet ee il | |

done, which led me to say “I must.” So that need.” It is founded on first-hand i) an

- , twelve months ago my offer was made information, and we can cordially com- ALL

; and accepted. Prayer, meditation and mend it. Very touching is the epilogue Vi i Vil
further investigation since then have only which tells us the origin of the book. ay |
_ strengthened the conviction that I have *London. U C.M.E., 1919. 9d, 2 uy qh \|
done the right thing, and though I shall : RAG Ogee si 3 al ll 4)
regret leaving old friends, and my present : Mie. ue] 3 A i 11
| sphere of work in Oldham, yet I feel that ge Saree At 1 4 |
to turn back now would be fatally sinful. ~~ ee oe. aa ie i
As one realizes one’s utter smallness and eer = a | Hl
well-nigh impotence in the face of so a. af UAL
| great an undertaking, one is compelled to ; FS Pa. an Vit | |
ask most earnestly for the prayers of all | — Slee : tH 1 }
who form the home base of our mission- he oe | - is 3 Hi i Al
- ary effort. —. . NE ee i s Hil a all
Relying on these and on the material aes Soo, aang : | im Hit ft Hh
| support necessary for the conducting of ir 2) ee ee | Hh | H /
missions, I feel | can, with God’s help, = €: Se a a ih
face with calm faith andi confidence the \ ee se i in| ini
| task that is before me. ae ose Ba |
_~ ‘In response to our request, Mr. Bates } i ‘ a
appends a résumé of his career. ; = Bae Ae
Sunday scholar in Salem U.M.F.C. ' eo 4 A i
Sunday School, Belper. Rey, W. P. Bates, M.A. iy i
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ve i OlK- i ALCS. By Rev. A. E. GREENSMITH. ~~
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a4 _ These stories are told in broken Eng- sembled group, for Boyma was a hero
hie lish, but a broken English toned down among these youngsters. His advance
HEE | so as to be easily understood by readers towards manhood had been marked by
me) | | not acquainted with it. The follow- gest proor io Huachecratto He had
ma || ing words, that occur freely in the stories See eee eS tee ee Cae
Hit may give a little trouble. received his training from the older Nim-
mh | : EE eer = ae heaps kore nets rods of the district. He could lay traps
|| \ Sotay oy Es a ae until in the forest for wild-cats leopards chev- j
| Wey —.... who, that, sometimes where rotain birds. and deer. with such in-
a | compin — ... os friends, fellows, genuity that he was believed to be pos-
| i Ret oe = ate .. right sessed of magic power that enabled him
ea BaD eat ge aE wae) a to inveigle the malevolent forest-spirits to
oe ) : ik T was the close of a swelteringly hot his assistance, and would help him on to
ey | day in the rice planting season. The certain weatlh:
mr ee ie Mendies had returned from their It will be easily understood, therefore,
me plantations, and were. sitting in little that Boyma was persona grata with the
a _ groups outside their huts, talking over youngsters now assembled in the barrie.
|| { the happenings of their little world. A But there was an additional reason for
he satisfying meal, followed by the mellow- the murmur of delight that greeted his
ei : ing influence of their short black clay coming. Boyma was fond of story-tell-
| pipes, which were handed from one to ing, and he was sure to set the ball a-
ie | | another, male and female alike, had in- rolling to-night if he were in the proper
x \ i i duced a frame of mind conducive to the mood. As he stepped across the barrie, —
ea at 4 ‘sort of after-dinner oratory, which these Ngegba, a bright lad of about fifteen
z _ | | : forest-folk delight in. years, who Had been occupying one of the
aici A big silver moon was shining on them, old string hammocks that was slung up
ae enabling a passer-by to see the wild to the rafters, vacated it without speak-
a Hie gesticulations of the various speakers, as Lee word, a quiet recognition of
FS a they warmed to their arguments, or ven- Boyma Ss worth. Boyma noted this little
me tured into the realms of legend myth and peep oon with pleasure, and sat down.
et phantasy. Boyma will tell us some fine stories to-
i i In the barrie that stood in the midst night,” said Ngegba, without addressing
tal \ i ‘of the cluster of mud huts was another anyone in particular. Knowing that. it 4}
Bt | group, mostly youngsters, who had been was really a request for a yarn, Boyma |
meh t ‘carried thither by some unconscious replied, “Yo? allus want for hear dem
ay | Jongings they had never stopped to story. I wonder yo’ no tire fo’ hear ’em.” |
i | ‘| analyse. ‘The barries of Mendiland are This was taken as evidence that Boyma |
EBS the centres around which the life of the aS 1) the right sort of mood for story-
Anes hi ‘towns and the villages revolve. During” telling’, for the group of youngsters re- |
Wie! i dhe day those heavily thatched open sheds. 2diusted ther positions: and looked ex- |
i ( Ve ‘are the law-courts and council chambers pectantly towards Boyma, and in this way |
ive. cof the chiefs and headmen, while in the seconded the request of Ngegba that he |
i | i evening they serve as a sort of club-room should regale them with folk-tales. With-
ne ii for all and sundry. Here, when the dark- out further ado Boyma began a story. |
a es ‘ness descends, the people gather to talk 2 We. 1 yo {
ie i} i te over the news they have picked up, dis- Boyma Tells How Spider Fought
ed cuss matters in which they have a com- Lizard.
Fane Bee mon interest, and listen avidly to the “ Vo’ all know dat long time since, i
Na bee recital iof follx-tales. all de beef (beasts, reptiles, and in-
wae On this particular evening the group sects) bin lib togedder nah same
toe Bl 4 within the barrie was carrying’ on some place. ‘Dat time, they no bin hate
to 4 desultory conversation, when Boyma, a one anodder. like wey they can hate
ell lithe, youthful Mendi, sauntered in. A dis heah time. . Dat time, hangry
Soieie eh murmur of delight came. from the as- (famine) bin come ’pon de country. |
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: Chop (food) no dey. All dem beef but Spider no ’gree, he want eat Bil | 4
want fo’ die. So they gadder to- ’em all, one time. He say, “Make a HW
gedder, and hang yed (take counsel yo’ must cook ’em all; no fear! I go iH | iat
together). When they hang yed dey bring yo’ plenty to-morrow when I if | H | i
see matters very bad wid ’em, and go fight.’ So heen wife cook all de te | i
they say, they must mek challenge beef, dey eat ’em, dey sleep. ; | 1
fo’ fight each oder ig de one. W S Next morning, Spider got upearly, = i ie
win neo compin ( é low) of Ss early, an’ go nah de place wey all de | HH \
Bo! ill etn, am 2€ar- em: ee beef gadder one place. Dis morning, Vi ed
Bree : ; he want to be first fo’ make de chal- WW ee
De Elephant he nah de king fo lenge. When he see de_ beef, he | | i
judge de palaver. He noe es tremble. Yo’ see, he no feel sure he SE |
fo" gre de 20nG ee See go win. So he look round fo’ pick de A i
compin’ pon de Be Se eare Hard one he go like fo’ fight. He see de ee it | |
Be uout dis: time, epee Swit aa Lizard. He challenge ’em. AL EW
bin fishing. She see all de beef gad- SE
der togedder, an’ she come an’ ask Here an exclamation of disappointment HH 1 Pil
the meanin’ 0’ de big’ big gaddering. came from the listeners, and a remark to i Hi b '
De Elephant tell her dat anyone wey the effect that having told his wife that a i TH
fight been compin, an’ knock ’em he would bring back a plentiful supply of Poa al
down, he can kill ’em, and carry ’em meat from the arena, they thought he a aH
home, for eat ’em. would have tackled something big, say, - |
De woman say, ‘ All ret, I go fight, a hippo, or a buffalo. Boyma did not ft Hy | Ta
~halle e Hog.’ : ; a | Fl
; a challenge g ee a: ee Pa ea Eee RE eS 4s Hi ea
Dey clear de space, and pee hi ae ia tere ae «a nih
dem two fight, dey fight 9 2 eer ee ae ee Aee Ai } i}
sotay (until) Spider’s wife tee se a § gees * Sree: vee Sy a ule 4 dl
knock ’em pon de ground, ap pis SB ep eS 8 oe : wi aI
and win’ em. De woman weer err. Ft F =| ': 4 th ia TE e i Be
take de knife from de ele- ae & “a = ay ie ae Pe Oe te: a a 3 in| e i
phant, kill de Hog, carry " ie hve ie So vs bw ail itl
em to heen house, for eat ae opom ae Se Ee ea | : ha aa
OA A oe ee OR il |
When Spider see de beef, SCS er ae eee —— | iH
; he gladee too much. He ax Pe ote roe a8 aw alte an arom ae a WL
heen wife how she manage ' fee! | Aide ae. , < | ey ; i an
fo’ get fine beef like dat. ae yy ee ae. | A ee! pa ; Pu ME TAL
2 ’ : ‘Bae aie im cr ¢ a” 7 el a | Sa
She tell ’em, how she bin aS nd ate |e 4 ae og Hl i Lit
meet up, wid all de beef, and i oe t/ a ee oe hal
i : oe eee yer Need s/f] eh OE AN
all wey bin happen. Spider wae fee Pe a eS 8 ae A AE
: tell heen wife to cook all de ee anes —*. a 1 OW esi Mae = S S| nn Hi |
~ béef dat day, as he must go ier eee EP as ieee oe | me eines
next day, and try heen luck, — a. a enn omen awit i i
: and bring plenty more. pes Ee eS eae a i
Here. a smile lightened up rs En SS ia il | 1 HI
the faces of the dusky listeners. ee ye ry NO) es ee ft He | |
They were too well acquainted ~ = & RE lee ENS erences an) aa
- Ss 5 . Sees ncn a soe ee Bee inl ah ae 7}
| with Spider’s enormous appetite [= / @ae a4 ee ee Ba Hy
to doubt his ability to deal with Fey. | af a | tt "I
| the Hog at a single meal. They [egeyie } a ate tee ey Ht |
smiled at the developing situa- ue a pies ae eee = TER i {
tion, for Spider’s confidence to [ae °sas)smuee Bos Ck icooreane a a tt i i
do anything that anyone else [ipeeer. 3 ie ee ae Pa TE
» could do, particularly a woman, [OSS ee aan i i {It iT
was well known to them. os Sa A eee Cee ee a At HH i
» “De wife no want fo’ = : ; : EE
g Shee Mendi Woman weaving a basket » [Rev. A, E.Greensmith, = Ht Ap | i| ij ae
cook all de meat one. time, with native grasses and canes ae 4 1 i He
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Rie Mendi Folk-Tales
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{i Hh allow the remarks to draw him away from summoned up sufficient courage to chal-
i ee his story, and continued : lenge the small Lizard, |
| [ “Spider he member say (thought When Boyma had finished his story, a
Wa | that) nah easy thing fo’ fight Lizard. babel of voices was heard. It was argued
ei | It looked foolish nah heen eye (ex- by some of the youngsters that as Spider
| | tremely simple to him), Lizard, he had made a bargain he should have kept
| f quite ready for fight. Dey begin, an’ it, but one listener who had been quieter
| j | dey knock each odder dis way, and than the‘ rest, on hearing that, said,
a dat away, sctay Lizard he trow de “Spider is not a fool pusson (person).
. Spider ’pon de ground. Lizard step Wood nah wood, but life nah life,’? mean-
S Vil | up to de king fo’ de knife, to kill de ing that a broken promise is but a small
: Vi Spider. But Spider no die, he only thing compared to losing life itself.
ie stun wid de blow little bit. When he While this talk was proceeding, Ca-
mE see what de Lizard after, he up an’ manda, a youth of Boyma’s age, had
< Ht Be | / runs away to de bush and hides, an’ been searching the depths of his memory
: a Mencmales heenc wavy chomestocheen for a story that would represent Spider
a | Bite as receiving some measure of punishment
ma icet ile sas em abous desneer for his habitual trickery. When the noise
mh é $ 4 1 7 . 66 1 -
Se Be wey he promise fo’ bring home, but had died down, he began: Yes, Spider
: il \ een anewer He just begin fo’ he nah clever pusson, but sometimes he
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|| work hard as anyt’ing fo’ make rope too clever. ; These words were regarded
mii PORGIOMB ita de trecet to when heen as a sure indication of a story from
| i enemies come fo’ ’em. Short time Camanda. There was a shuffling of posi-
a || | | after dat, Lizard an’ heen compin tions, and Camanda proceeded with his
ml come along to de house, fo’ look fo’ story, which was the Story of the Bearded
a eb i de Spider. Dey look, sotay dey tire. Rock.
ae | Dey no see ’em. Yo’ see, de Spider s
ce | fe done climb up de rope wey he bin Camanda’s Story of the Bearded
S i he make, into de trees. When de Lizard Rock.
Re a > an’ heen compin no see de Spider, “One day Spider take walk nah de
~ \ i fe dey seize heen wife and heen pickins, bush, an’ he see one big big stone
PA ‘an’ carry ’em to de king ~o’ de with long’ bear’-bear’ (beard). The |
> a ; beef. De elephant, however, no stone was really a spirit. Spider
eo | i gree fo dat. He tell ’em dey must never bin see dis thing before, an’ he
1) ; : find the right person. So Spider heen holler, ‘Oh my, what a big bear’- i
tet ii * wife an’ pickins go back nah de bear’?! Now pusson no fo’ talk ;
ty ~ house. Lizard an’ heen compin dey about that bear’-bear’. When Spider
4 go look again fo’ de Spider, an’ dis say dat, the stone gets up an’ runs
i i fl ‘ time, dey see de thread, an now they after Spider. Spider did run-oh. He
i know dat Spider jhe bin go nah de run sotay he far away up de country.
Wits trees for hide, an’ dey no able find Next day, Spider bin meet up with
1 Ae “em again. Since dat time, Spider lib Flitambo ’pon de road, and Spider
es || in de trees and forests, and he no eat bin tell ’em about one fine thing he i
Hibs | beef no more, he just catch flies all de bin see in de bush. He talk about
UN time. : em so much sotay Flitambo beg: ’*em
uth ea The story had been followed with the fo’ show ’em dis fine thing. Spider
ih closest attention throughout, for Boyma tell Flitambo, he must say when he
Widen had been able to put plenty of wild ges- see de big stone, ‘Oh my, what a big
vi ae tures into the narrative that made the . bear’-bear’!’ Flitambo no know dat
| events fairly live again before the minds Spider was playing bad trick ’pon
ve of the listeners. The boastfulness and ?em. When he see de stone, he just
ee | self-confidence of the Spider were made to take an’ say dem words, ‘Oh my,
eae i stand out clearly both by tone and ges- what a big’ bear’-bear’!’ With dat,
ee i ture, and a note of scorn could be detected de stone just get up one tem, an’
ee in Boyma’s voice as he told them after all before Flitambo able fo’ run away,
‘ He | ‘“Spider’s boasting to his wife about the de rock knock heen head, and broke
if ‘ ‘ animal flesh he would bring home, he only em, so he die.
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Next day, Spider bin bring Cunnie By the time Camanda had reached this Hi |
| Rabbit to de same place. point of the story his listeners, who had | | i
Spider bin teach him what fo’, say been chuckling’ for some little time, now — | | {|
when he see de stone. When dey burst into unrestrained laughter, at the i | a ||
reach de place, Cunnie Rabbit made trouble they saw Spider drifting into. : |
like he done forget de words he fo’ Cunnie Rabbit was being too clever for 4 i |
talk, so he say to Spider, ‘I don’t Spider, as in their folk-tales he frequently AR
’member de words yo’ done show me, was. Camanda held up his hands for : i 1) i
How yo’ say it?’ Spider tell ’em, silence, and brought out the climax of the a We
say, ‘Oh——!’ . He just want fo’ story with extra powerful gestures of. > i Hl | 4 }
gi’e Cunnie Rabbit little start yo’ hands, arms and body. . | i |
see. _Cunnie Rabbit just say, ‘ Oh “When Spider say them word, the Ht) | HH
——!’ Spider vexed bad, and told stone up and knocks de Spider down, HL |
Cunnie Rabbit to speak out plainly. so dat it look like he die. Dat konk if | WH
Cunnie Rabbit say, ‘ Eh bra (brother) (blow) wey de stone konk ‘em, made | eH
no vex ’pon me, I clean forget. Show his body flat, and heen legs broke- an lj
me de word once mor and I go broke sotay’ to to-day.” (The joints A Tit
holler it good fashion.’ Wid dat, of the spider’s legs are regarded as. te i Wa
Spider vex altogedder. He forget the places where they were broken a i
: he-self an say, _Enti (Is it not) I bin in that adventure). iq | WE
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The Observatory. THE EDITOR. i i Wd
PH ala
The Peace Settlement in the Near East. elevated to the order of “Wen Hu” by - a | 3)
IDESPREAD dissatisfaction has the Government of China, for the ser- ait Wi MI
W been felt and expressed. An in- vices ele SO nobly pended ee : i i iW |
fluential memorial has been pre- “™Pire, the one in organizing’ ¥.M.U.A. a a
sented to the Premier, and its sane ea work, and the other as an interpreter and i i aH
~~ sagacious trend will be evident from its flicer for the Chinese troops in France a Hee ia
_ concluding sentence, and Flanders. It is a military order and i a
“Many thousands of our countrymen somewhat resembles our D.S.O. There . le Wy a te
found consolation for the calamities of ®ve five grades, bestowed according to HL
Gallipoli, and for the thousands of ‘ak: first on Field-Marshals, Admirals, Pil I WN
British lives sacrificed in Mesopotamian tc. ; the second on Generals ; the third al Wi .
warfare, or destroyed by the savagery ©0 Colonels ; the fourth on Captains, the PE
_ with which the ‘Turkish Government fifth on Lieutenants. The Chinese ay Hite
ES treated the British prisoners captured at G0vernment has acknowledged Colonel's , il |
| Kut and elsewhere, by the thought that rank for Mr, Soothill, hence he receives < | |
these sufferings would at least «secure oe Ae ees ounce aa al aS
future saf udspeth is Captain and therefore grade aA LE GH
the eee ee Ales aes pa four was conferred. Though there have Ne a i | |
be widespread indignation in all English- _been thousands of Y.M.C.A. workers, Ba ATT | | '
speaking lands, in our Dominions as well OMly eighteen orders have been thus a | i
as in the home country, if the cruel and bestowed. Mee eek ; i)
corrupt rule of the Turk is allowed to rs. Stobie. : I A
remain in any of the lands where he has This lady and her two daughters : a |
apnent to exterminate his innocent vic- sailed for Wenchow on March 6th. They oe ae | !
ans: reported themselves at Port Said on the ~ ae
Bae : 20th March, and so far had had a pleasant a | |
Honour for Our Missionaries. though rather rough voyage. The : ay | Wh
- We cordially congratulaté the Rev. weather was cold and sunless. Ere these paul | {|
> W. E. Soothill, M.A., and the Rev. words are read they will, we trust, be fi AY
f W. H. Hudspeth, *who have been ~safely at Wenchow. iy i i | i
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ee Students’ Missionary z
id Demonstration.
iH ee | Over present students are to be con-. As long as the annual effort was made
i I Heil gratulated that immediately after the the report appeared regularly in these
: i Ho ME rehabilitation of the College they have columns, and the last—the 19th—may be
i i | returned to the excellent procedure of found in May, 1917. Amid the stress of
1 a } other days and demonstrated their the times the net result was over £37.
: i i Be ess: ineradicable belief in Christian Missions. 1918 and 1919 are blank years for every-
ty sR eo Pasi a serra thing concerning the Col- —
si ii he oH eS ee ae oa lege, and everyone knows
; il Be HE Roe a ete eens eS ee The meetings this year
= | De a3: ie Sie have been held at our
mit : Bee ee eae [38 Culcheth church, Manches-
ciate See eae : : : pt ter North Circuit, and the
i fe | cara ge Sn ee tea was provided by gener-
m= |) PSs a eee. ous friends there, so that
mony NE ieee ee = all proceeds might go to the
Nat i] pa ee S222) Mission Funds. The chair-
me Sone Sie Geo ce (ee §=60men were Mr. J. E. Hen-
I Bee ee 2 | eee derson, of Halifax, and Mr.
me ke oS See ip tae . Councillor Rothwell, of Sal-
al i i : ee os wy eat A oe Se ford. ‘Solos were rendered
pe le a” a eed a ee a8 by a student—Mr. Sheward
Bee Seer SS sae fo i eee —and the men chosen for
| he ie : Bee 6, "Ss ] bee the addresses were Mr.
mo 2. © ~2e &. oo ae H. J. Lewis, Mr. H. True-
a a an eS L ; eke aed oA oe love, Mr. S. Gibson, and
mitt RS ah ea Se Mr. G. P. Rundle. Mr. |
; a fs eae hm a ae Conibear and Mr. Burton
wae ; a - pe, voiced thanks to all con- |
pea abe a ’ & cerned, and Principal Brewis
We 3 ns & S e fe so and Rev. A. Bamforth |
i eo f Te feo eee as ef offered prayer. |
e op 1 : : eG Ae A full report has sa |
ai 4 : : CN ei a 7 in. the anes ee oe |
paises : eS for April Ist, to which we
Welds 1 4 % refer our readers. It is
ee We 5 3 E gratifying to note that the |
hi ek We i 3 ines net proceeds are £64 10s.
ie Gi F Jey ceeele 2 We have not been able
i Bao ee Pes, 5 Z se = to show a_ photograph
Vi ie i He : ERE Se NAS cic PM ae ane mee Rk ERE sion: This parag raph 1S
Hh i We Students, 1920. & Porter. Webb. j inspired by Mr. F. Smith,
Ra aoa Ltiieee eward, 5 Brown./
WM RE Goldsworthy. : the student who wrote the
Ee i : de ‘ se Moines panes Smite Truslove: repo rt in- the “United —
ra ia | is Christian. Lewis. Rev. | T. Brewis, Gibson. Burton. Methodist.” a
fal eT i} - (Principal). i
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Charity. Folks. J. M. BLAKE, M.A. | |
T is good to watch the wide Charity of that please; yet pain brings great good i 1) a
| the sea, in the calm days ,;when its gifts, and pleasure has a shadow crossing ie (| Al
| waters lie in long smooth plains, and it: hard things grow easy to the strong, i | ||
in the days when they are so broken by and in the end, behold !—there is not any- A
the wild horses of the sterm that they thing so good as that great charity, which Su a
~ Jook-as if no peace could ever come to waits and gives, and waits again to give i 1 WM
them again. Of its Charity it lies awake some better thing, until the best is given. ma i
to greet the dawn, full to its brim: with —From ‘The Wind of the Day.” i FI
gS hope, and answers the first cry of day, : ; i Hl 5 |
Rees with its lap made ready for the youngest f se ee ill Ell
leam of light. Bn a
e It bee the Heavens, waiting till “As the wheels go round.” | I |
they’re clear and nothing hides their blue ; “On the fifth day of the fifth month the i Ta
then, like some great mirror catches their statesman Kuh Yuen drowned himself in i Ee
one high beauty and makes it two, and the river Mih-lo. al Pd
folds around itself a mantle of the skies’ Since then twenty-three centuries have , vith Ib : t
own choosing ; and even at the setting of | passed, and the mountains wear away. Ha a We \
the sun it knows no weariness’; and when Yet every year, on the fifth day of the meee a
the cup of golden light is spilt upon its fifth month the great Dragon boats, gay a atime ai
edge, it catches all its streams within it with flags and noisy with gongs, search at
and lies motionless like glass lest any diligently in the streams of the Empire mat 4A
should be lost, and shrinks not from the’ for the body of Kuh Yuen.” d i i : |
mingling of the yellow fire. It listens for '.—From “Profiles of China.” ay WER
the Stars, and hears them afar off ; and (Just issued.) By Eunice Tietjens. a He |
when they come they fall upon its breast pee Ee ieee eee a He | Ht
and rest there through the night. ee ee oe i i" ai
It serves the winds when they rush over ; ; a a | [ Ay
it, and is patient when they rage; it even “~~. aa a : : iE
makes its billows to obey them, and lets acme 0°60 00 Oa |
its waves be driven by their angry [i= . oa i oe | i
Seca a OU i
It serves the ships that float and pass 6 @ gma
| upon it, bearing them always gently of its (3 0° 9) AE
| will, but tells them how the winds are A SUE Os ae Ie if WY | a
) fierce and careless, holding up white | a ee Pa | {| q i}
; hands in warning when the storm is near, (7 a0) =) 05 TG i
; _ that they may be prepared. And so it }2 9) ~~) ="00eeee CS 4 A,
| serves the weak by pointing their light (lg 99 ait I iW
fancies to the land, refusing any but the i a ee ei veeene.
strong to.live in gales, and serves the [we 9. Busta oh eee im iH HH it ti Hf:
brave by giving them the prize of other [= ale a cone Sa Ait
- tands, Co a en
. It always serves the Earth, pressing on [Re \ i i 1 iI
} its shores, giving’ up to all who will, the Bat r HI i
fishes of its care; touching every line of PS ee # + i AW i
coast ; running’ into every curve with life Pa ene S| ve i | |
and health; and waits at every river’s Mite ‘ Ht AH ;
I. open end, so that the far mountain- cos = “ae a 1 i iW
Ee streams may rest at last in its great deeps. es a Al - | {I
And through all time it knows no om = a I HH !
change and grows not old, and is at heart, oa ae al i | i
| far down, for ever calm and great, and no em ae i s ay. | He
| man knows the number of its benefits, Saas Pa ae A i HN
r ' mor what new gifts it holds in store. : Page ee > be ae
| “The Charity of God, my child, is like ee aaa af 1 Hh
| His sea. We speak of pain and things — sunrise, Ss | 1H He
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| WO of my Ecuors got lost. I the other this province was pro-German,
| 7 asked Mr. Evans to lend me his, and one hesitates to show much feeling
ie and they arrived this morning. for fear of appearing to gloat. Conse-
a || | They are wonderful reading. I am look- quently the time of rejoicing with othets
| || | ing eagerly for the first enlarged issue.* | was an occasion of private thanksgiving — ,
ma On page 50, May issue, a photo is only with me. The actual signing of the
: | | subscribed, ‘A Poppy-field in China. Peace terms was not known, of course,
me | Now forbidden and unknown.” I wish until it was all long over. |
SS these words were correct. Unfortunately
oe ih they are far otherwise. When I went up I am very glad you give prominence to
A ea to Yunnan-fu in February, escorting Miss. the B.F.B.S. They are our best friends,
| 4 Lewis, we passed many small tracts of and without their help our work would
& Halle poppy in leaf. Many were in full flower be even more than ever inadequately
ie when I returned in March.. Since then munitioned.
S | : a great deal has been harvested in this The medicine room still booms. Mrs-
il : province, and rejoicing is general that it Evans did a big work at it. I could
ee ll | is on this account much cheaper at last. relieve my mind if she (or another lady !) |
md Last week I visited Naku and district were here to consult with on the numer-
es i L primarily to burn the idols of old Mr. ous baby ailments that are presented for
Ss Ly Ho. — (His picture idol of Kuan: Yin, my attention. The poor little mites
| || Goddess of Mercy, I hope to bring home generally get a dose of horrid castor oil
| i \ with me in 1923.) The two markets as my contribution to their recovery of
i Het : where I visited and preached had pounds — health. If any good friend would like to
| } and pounds of opium set out publicly on send me such a book as Whitla’s-Dic-
a the stalls. There is no effort whatever tionary of Treatment, and’ a Materia
- eS to conceal it. In the inns you see the Medica, he would help me to eke out the
SS opium lamps alight every night. assistance I get from ‘‘Moore’s Family
oo While I resent-strongly as a Britisher Medicine and Hygiene for India.” The
ae il | ~—_ and a lover of the Chinese race, the im- medical work is thrust upon us in spite
“| moral opium trafficking by Japan, I can- of ourselves. But since one can give
oe ii not help feeling that Chinese officials are certain relief in cases of ague, sores, |
oe the worst enemies of this land of litiga- burns, piles, worms, ophthalmia, etc., |
i} tion, etc., it is a pity for mere want. of in- i
; | 2 AS It seems to me that before her friends struction not to be able to make up a
mei ean make their voices heard on behalf of physic for more complicated troubles, |
= | China against opium-dealing from with- with the medicines standing at hand on
i ee out, they should demand the immediate the shelves. E
Veone restriction of this evil from within. This has been a hard year for our
ih \ England, I believe, has cleansed her preachers and teachers. The salary we
iota | hands in the matter of Indian opium, and pay has been sufficient orily to buy their }
Ht Q I-have recently: received. special licence rice here at Tong Chuan—the dearest }
Hl | Wee from Sir John Jordan, H.B.M. Minister place in the mission. It is unfortunately
ALE at Peking, without which as a British quite hopeless to look for any adequate
Re We “subject I could not get medicines contain- assistance yet from the poor local
i fp ing the drug. . churches: And as the silver exchange
ve ee ae ~ prevents the Committee from giving them
miiet | The accounts of celebrating Peace in an increase, we are greatly put to it to
Me <2 ou other parts of our mission fields make me advise them how to exist on Jess than a
dae feel rather wistfully my isolation. On the living wage. Most of them will have a
hah, tS one hand there is no English-speaking little harvest when the crops are ripe, ~
f eh | = person within five days’ journey, and on otherwise they could not ‘possibly remain
ee "| Ewe regret this contribution iss been long delayed py © MUSBION. EMPLOY.
eed fi j through lack of space.x—Ep, —~™S Things have changed a great deal from
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the time when £10 would keep a preacher famine this year, living is showing a Hi | | |
for a year. We are frequently in straits steady annual increase in cost, and this- |)
because grants based on old calculations fact must be faced in all calculations for Sati qT
are now inadequate for the purposes to future work. i 7 iy
| which they are applied. Living gets I have written you quite a few words. t WH. |
dearer every year. The two bursary I had no thought to do other than men- i, | i] |
boys who are boarded here cost me a_ tion the opium-business when I took up i Va
i great deal more than the bursaries my pen. You'll not be bored, of that I i [ Hi |
realise. In Yunnan we can no longer am sure. It is‘sometimes a good thing i Ht B
: get anything for a-mere song. Apart to unload one’s mind in a sympathetic il | |
i from the hair-raising prices due to the presence, | |
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| ; do it. operations of a little Church. ie i We |
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(As the church at Arclid, Sandbach, weekly contributions. A penny per week, i 1 AW
has again broken its record, as will be collected regularly, is hardly felt at all, =e | H H |
| seen by a report in ”?U.M.” for March and yet in a year it makes quite a goodly ie i ||
_ 17th, we asked Mr. Young, who is a sum. These weekly payments, together a
member of our Foreign Missions Com- with an annual visit to those who do not i aL
mittee, to write a few words on the title contribute in this way, and to those from i i | |
above. He has asked his daughter, whose further afield, constitutes our method 4 Y ih | 4
box this year contributed £22 10s. to the with regard to the missionary box. | ya
| magnificent total, to do, it for him. The If in every church a few dozen people a aay
total this year is £37, an average of would subscribe a penny per week, the I ea
| £3 7s. 4d. per member.) effect would soon be felt. A dozen col- I
lectors, each receiving a penny from ae i HW
E are only a little church of eleven twelve people, would work wonders. Of a ‘i A i | ,
members, situated in a scattered course, the method could be varied ac- et Hg
| district, and our friends are sur- cording to circumstances. If a church ay | radi
: prised that we are able to raise so much _ failed to find collectors, each home might i AE
for missions. To us, there is nothing have a missionary box, into which each Paty Hil
startling about it, because we have grown earning’ member of the family could put . aa Wea iae
: quite used to it, and it is always easy to the weekly penny. The poultry keeper _ me Pepe
3 do a thing when one knows how. might be prepared to give an egg, instead” ‘4 Tl | Hi
About Christmas time we have a sale Of a penny, or some generous soul might 4 aie ae
of work, half the proceeds of which go consecrate a hen, or a certain bed in the ‘ : ve AS
to the mission funds. Out of that half $arden, and give the proceeds. Methodi- de ih | | i
we give £5 toward the support of a cot Cal contribution is. the secret of success. : i LW LY
: in Ningpo Hospital—the surplus is laid Our friends think that our little church att
by for emergencies (e.g., we are now con- ‘oes wonderful things. We do not think Wh ; |
tributing £6 a year for three years, to S0—Wwe only try to.do our duty any iia wl Wh
train a Miao nurse, in addition to our ess would be shirking our obligations. = Ht Re
ordinary efforts). When we remember all the blessings that = On i] ;
In March we have our anniversary, and “1° QUES: 88 meme che ee ae Hi) | |
always endeavour to sedure a de motor rmity) andl cites Of a Cee hat |
: BEGote kd ee an ee eae soe we feel that nothing short of our utmost a W Hf
oe eee and our highest is adequate payment of ee
= : the debt of love and gratitude which we 2 re PR ada
The real backbone of our financial owe. ya PE
achievements, however, is the payment of Martian E. Younc. ie i ii H
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i the Missionary Situation. |
i ' The Population of the World - - - estimated at about 1,500,000,000
hie | Non-Christians - - - - - - probably about 1,000,000,000
Hee Nominal Christians - - - - - % 5 500,000,000
i (Protestant, Romanist, Eastern Churches).
hha The Chief Non-Christian Faiths. |
a | Hindus - - - - - - - - - - - - \ 217,000,000 |
oa | | | Mohammedans = - - - - - - probably about 201,000,000
in| Buddhists - - - - - - - - possibly about 500,000,000*
|| Confucianists - - - - - eee - e 5, 400,000,000* :
ee | DGS ee, Oe Z ;, 300,000,000*
| Shintoists < - - - - - - - oh »» 50,000,000*
" a ii Pagans - - - - - - - - - a 5, 100,000,000
3S ul iy *It is extremely difficult to estimate in these cases, because these religions overlap.
oa ' For example, in Japan a man may be both a Shintoist and a Buddhist, and many
a | Chinese are both Confucianists, Buddhists and Taoists. :
ail N.B.—AII these Statistics (except those for Hindus, where the actual number is known)
eS : are only approximate. They depend largely on mere estimates of such countries as
ae ll) ? China and Africa, where the populations are really unknown, and the most careful cal-
“ol \| | culations may be wrong by many millions.
a: iia The Forces of Light.
Se i Pou Total number of Missionaries (including wives) - - - - over 20,000
Gi I Ordained Native Clergy and Ministers - = - - - - »,. 6,000
of | Unordained Native Workers (paid) - - - - - - 5, 93,000
“ql We a Native Christian Community (all ages). - - - - - over 5,500,000
aay at Missionary Income from Home Churches - - - - -
a oH (all Societies, British and American) - - - - 5) £7,183,000
fe K | N.B.—The above figures are for the British and American Societies only.
= i (From the Wesleyan Missionary Report).
} SER cere Soe SO Se eS eee ne a EO CESAR Burt ag Rc a ease Sd eG
€ Hil Which is Right ?
|: In England— / In Northern Nigeria—
s : the hole in the needle is called the eye. it is called the nose.
ater ae we draw the needle to us when sewing. they push it from them. : |
i we have separate out-houses fot goats, they all live in one house, together
i sheep, fowls, etc. with the master.
Mit to we eat from separate plates. they all eat out of one dish. |
TE we use knives, forks and spoons everybody eats with his fingers. |
itd Hes ee we sleep in beds. they sleep on the ground.
a ey we like butter to eat. they rub it on their hair.
i A UN we eat eggs. they don’t.
me iiite yw we call our parent “father.” they call him ‘older brother.”
ae we speak about the “drum of the ear.” they call it the “child in the ear.”
Hi at we say listen! ” they say “put down your ear.’’
pie we say ‘‘the child cried.” they say “the child bled tears.”
1 we say “Good morning.” they say, ‘“‘Are you up already ?”
| ies we say the rain has “stopped.” they say it has ‘“‘broken off.”
pi we say the sun “has set.” they say it ‘has gone into a hole.”’
meade Aah we say aman is “smoking ” tobacco. they say he is “drinking” tobacco.
He we season our food with “salt.” they season with “red pepper.”
ae we say “I caught cold.” they say “‘the cold caught me.”
i j we live in brick and stone houses. they live in mud and grass houses.
[ eo we say “lightning struck the tree.” they say “God’s axe has fallen on it.”
we we know how old we are. they don’t. :
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