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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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VOLUME XXXVII. |
‘“* Are we praying great prayers? Are we praying the prayers
Christ asked us to pray? People are praying that a door
may be opened in this or that mission field. Do not pray
that any more! It is all wrong! The door is standing |
open as wide as it can, and it is mocking God to ask that
the door may be set open. What Jesus asked was: ‘Pray
ye the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth labourers
i into His Harvest’; not to pray that the harvest may ripen.
Are we praying right prayers, and praying large ones ?’’
—Dr. T. R. GLOVER.
LONDON: |
HENRY HOOKS, 12 FARRINGDON! AVENUE, E.C.4. |



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PAGE PAGE
NORTH CHINA. Future Ministers of the Church at Meru. ;
Education in China. Principal H. S. Rev. W. A. Grist te tee =e Sl
Redfern ... ei. BS oth .. 215 In the Bush ve tt nee sell
Deputation’s Flying Visit to Chu Chia. Service in God’s Cathedral in Meru... 121
| Rev. D. H. Smith = a8 26:46 Sister Lillian and Sister Muriel ... SBT.
| Heslop, Rev. F. ... a ae "490 What I saw in Meru. Miss C. E.
New Missionary and Chinese Texts. Treloar sate ee are ves we 4d
Rev. F. B. Turner os woe ROD aii =
North China, My Visit to. Rev. W. A. WEST AFRICA.
Grist Bin ae he Act .. 141 Air on the G String. Rev. E. Cocker 95
Some of the things done at Chu Chia 233 Amateur Surveying and Devil Dancing.
Touch of Healing in Wuting and Chu Rev. A. C. Lamb ee 3s wee Dy
Chia. Dr. F. R. Craddock... -.. 47 Dymond, Rev. A. E. ... ae -. 183
| Lizards, Monkeys and the M . Rev.
| SOUTH-EAST CHINA. ee ee ee
| Aylott, Rev. W. R. =e re ... 189 Stott, Rev. A. ne ae os Spee AGRE
| Chinese Funeral. Miss E. L. Armitt ... 148 Sundays in Mendeland. Rev. A. C.
Fieldsend, Nurse P. M. ... ae ... 188 Lamb fat Se e, Os LOO s-20E
| Heywood, Rev. J. W. Letter to ... 168 Willy. Rev. E. Cocker ... os ESeO5
Interesting Letter, An sat a es 2lT.
Is it Worth While? Rev. H. Tomlin- a HOME AND GENERAL.
son ae a ane vas Ses 6D : : : =
| Wivapa Miscion.oRev. WV. A: Grist 110, 197 Pile. ins China), The: | Revs JE
| Pen Pictures from S.E. China. Rev. a areas a co pethone the 176
| Irving Scott Se = Se 914 Chinese President a Christian, The ... 224
Raine, Nurse N, Bi, Mariage of = 3,.072 Clemens, (De, |e. ev. Dr Robson 30
Tartar meets Tartar. Rev. Irving Scott 129 Conference Missogaty. Vay. Prin. :
Tomlinson, Rev. H., Marriage of Se LET H. 5. Redfern ; Rev. J. D. Crosland 163
} Way of Healing in Wenchow. Dr. Conference Missionary Day. J. B. ... 178
BoA Stedeford = es 997. Crawford, Dan. Rev. J. E. William- ie
| Te 3 : ous : son jee eee eee eee cee
2 ee Hemme jo, Mies Ete Editor's Notes 15, 63) 50 al 04 ie
Wenchow Preachers’ Training School. ‘ is : 152, 172, 192, 211, 229 j
Rev Wo Re Stobie <5 5 es, 84 nis Rev ee ee
| Wenchow, Secretary’s Visit to. Rev. Hadden, Dr. ZR. P. Tributes to 64, 118
W. A. Grist ne : _.. g7 London Missionary Meetings eee LOL
| :. Sia : Marshall, Dr. F. W. Rev. E. W. Hirst 193 ;
SOUTH-WEST CHINA. pepereble: Gathering at Swanwick. Ee
| i ° Rev. F. A. Steele Sas as Boel
Diary Gleanings from Far Yunnan. Mission House, From the. Rev. C.
Rev. R. Heber Goldsworthy ... ... 9 — Stedeford 4-169, 184, 205, 225
| Fir-Tree Forest, A trip to. Rev. W. H. Missionaries Attacked by Brigands ... 32
| Hudspeth Beer oe oe -» 81 «fountain and Plain” ~ ... ae ee DOO) ;
| People of Note in the Yunnan ence New Channels for Selling Books. E. S. 36
Rev. W. H. Hudspeth ... 24, 132, 196 «Nothing was ever praised enough’’... 221
Miao Circuit and Wales ... we ns (OB “Gyno heeiNOtiae amtitl Jesus 235
| Stonegateway.. Rev... W.-J. Cottrell 2 precigenbe Mossad: (Rew Rene Bb.
| Week-end Among the Miao: Football, Shanland a ie oe ay
apusms and a Magic Lantern. Rev. 999 +~«<“Primitive Methodist Missions: Fer- 4
W. H. Hudspeth ES Ss ... 222 MAT eee Be iG Ayre - -. £03
| es Primitive Methodist Missions: Nigeria.
| EAST AFRICA. Rev. G. Ayre —... st oes 2. 23L
Babel of African Tongues. Rev. A. J. Reflections on the Willersley Castle
1 Hopkins... et ee ate ~.. 213 Missionary Conference. Rev. G.
Brassington, Dr and Mrs. es eels Jobling ie as Bes a eles
| Burt, Mr. J. nie ae Ds e218" Secretariat, ane ae a 3 Selo ;
| Challener, Rev. S. C. an er ... 189 Smuts, General, and Missions ... eo
| Christmas Scenes in Meru ae ... 43 “So They Came to Rome.’’ Rev. A. T.
| Doctor, Industrialist, and Educationist. Dale im ee ; Ee ead
| Rev. R. T. Worthington as ... 49 ‘Students’ Missionary Anniversary ee
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Successful Missionary Collectors 87, 47, Wenchow Houseboat aS ae Rareectel,
77, 78, 97, 100, 137, 175, 200 Wenchow Junks =o ave a aise 129
Thanksgiving and Intercession 27, 57 + Wenchow, Pagoda Hill ... ie - 15
| “There’s a Light Upon the Mountains” 61 aes : :
Thirty-five Thousand Miles’ Tour... 161 SOUTH-WEST CHINA.
Watch-Tower, From __ the. Rey. C. Ba-Bu, A ean Pe ae oa sooeelO
Stedeford vt 4, 25, 45, 68, 84, 105 Gate of Temple, Yunnan ote Second
Wesleyan Missions, India. Mr. F. Mido “Christian °Girls <0.0 8 2.5228
Deaville Waller s te -- 107, 124 Miao Circuit and Wales ... Re 08
W.M.A. seek, ae se Sth Be Miao Mountain Village ... ee see a
od, 17d, , 218, 2: Miao Children... he ee fLmOd
W.M.A. Annual Council ee ... 188 Miao Rives a ae a ee 222
Nosu_ Chapel ae oo tos Pee eO,
BOOKS REVIEWED. ero eae) ce oe a snd
Sera e eS ae é Pieces ; Vaterfa ee oe ss i wT
Christ aie the Indian Villages + 180 Yunnan-fu-Church and Pastor 143, 145
“Francis Xavier” ... uss ae ... 150 F
“*Home Maker in Uva’? ... Be #598 FACT ARR
*‘Hudson ‘Taylor’’ ie a Sesea LO on ae See é panies Sees =
<6 Rene ” 9 Berresford Memorial Hospital Tablet... 85
In the Mother-tongue ies veeo2L es: : 161
“India in a Dark Wood” .. «151 Berresford Hospital, Meru... ... a
“*Livingstone”’ oe us Ss .. 7 Carrying a Baby oe BOR ae 500 Bp ee
“‘Portrait of a Chinese Lady”’ ... ... 28 Carrying Water for Mother... ae 169
“Temple Gairdner” oe ee Saath 9 Chamia Falls Soe Sis Be Se ae
“‘The Very Heart of China” ... ... 192 Coce-nut Avenue ... es 3 vs 421
“These Seventy Years’’ ... a ... 136, Congregation, A... ... es pe ee
“*Toyohilz c ra)? 9 Council of Native Chiefs... ae Sees ale
Toyohiko Kagawa aes as ele Ea a aaa 43. 44
“‘Tucker of Uganda”’ oe aoe Ee SD Kagitoju’s’? Sketches... ae ee
“<“ ” = ; Scholars of Meru School ae we ~AD
Yunnan ee Ne ne EOL, a : :
Teachers and Scholars... sige eld
ses 5 ; “Ten Little Nigger Girls’’ ie cgD9)
Seon Coats Zambesi Falls ee eee re oe Bene)
IN NN NA. ,
Chinese Funeral aa ... 148, 149, 150 WEST AFRICA.
Chu Chia Biblewoman ... ee BLED Devils? Als joi ee ae eS
Chu Chia Evangelistic Tent Ses «. LOZ Futa, Entrance to ... oe shes 5 ek
Chu Chia Harvest Scene oo seg AL Group of Primitive Methodist Nigerian
Chu Chia Hospital Patients... eeeOO) School Boys ue ae oe ORY
Chu Chia Summer Bible School -. 218 Kakpema Congregation Ete Pepa
Group of Miao Christian Girls ... <2 298 Cees Peace a a ee me dl
4 Crossing a River in Miaoland ... --- 222° Memorial Wall, Tikonlko... ae se DD,
Embroidered Chair a et ++. L659 Orange Traders... ae Seb
Deputation at Wutingfu ... te --- 162 Some of the Congregation Bee EOI:
Deputation Welcomed oe see a yee LAL Superintendent’s House, Levuma Beta)
ea oe Industrial Class Women as Village ‘Scene ce ee ae Seb
a hu Chia Ses as ae a:
Members of the Chu Chia Pocket INDIA.
Testament League oe oe w+ 233 : eos
P Mision Gat Watinted 8: 1s ee
| ae eee ° Tae ; Kc Ss akura = S Oo ele lonyee sed
Percet in Nortne China Ss: ie ee: Composing Room at Mysore... Sl OS)
r 3 Dom Boys and Girls... oe w+ 124
eeu ee CHINA. Marathi Country, Dwellings in ... 125
Scan qemple bee we wee eo Service at Haidarabad_ ... oo SLOT,
ingpo College eee Mee Sa Peele
Ningpo Girls’ School nee 2B 198 «199 FERNANDO POO.
yi Nyieh Yang Primary School _ ... cc208 Tes Sa 20.
Temple of the Three Spirits ... sai OP Re eee Teabele uae see Bs
Wenchow Bible School... ay ... 119 re rte ee ee Ag Tae
Wenchow Blind Scholars... me ... 152 i >
‘Wenchow ‘Bonnie Corner”... OL: PORTRAITS.
Wenchow Canal ... aS a -., 90 Alcock, Miss D.... ae es ... 200
Wenchow College ... aes Be ... 86 Armitt, Miss E. L. a a a OD
: Wenchow Famine Scenes... -114, 115 Aylott, Rev. W. R. ee iu cot BO
Wenchow Hospital ae Be ... 40 Bartholomew, Sister L. ... a cceelot
Wenchow Hospital, Doctors and Staff 209 Bryant, Harold oe ae one SeOl
Wenchow Hospital Gate Be ... 207° Challener, Rev. S. G.... oe ee tOO
Wenchow Hospital, Women’s Ward... 40 Chapman, Rev. H. W. B.... vo LOZ, .



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Chappell, Mr. F. A. Se ae =. LOL Seng: TsiueYiang— ae ws ec O02,
Cocker, Rev. Beans iss ae ... 105 Shapland, Rev. R. H. B.... ee Sad
Conibear, Rey. AL A. ee See .-. LO4 Shrubsall, Mr. E. F- es ... 103
| Dale, Rev. AC Lee we 59% ... .384 Simpson, Miss E. oe ae sees nee
| Dymond. ey A. JE. ae 5M ... 188 Smith, Marjorie... = =a seis AE
i | Fieldsend, Nurse P. M. ... a -.. 188 Squire, Miss L., and ‘Shuang Mei Lee 133
Hadden, Dr. R. P. a Bes 65, 70 Stott, Rev. A. a Bes 2 fee AOI!
| Hambleton, Mr. S. oe oe -. 97 ‘Students’ Group ... ne cS cee
| Henderson, Mrs. 3 Ze ... 179 Tippet, Betty ae St Se ok
Heslop, Rev. F. ... te tee ... 190 Tomlinson, Rev. and Mrs. H. ... 117, 118
| Heywood, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. ... 168 Tsang Ling 219. 220
; s g g ss ie ve 2195-22
Hill, Misses L. and E. ... soe Pee ED Veale, Francis ag a Se eats
Johnson, Mr. J. B. W. ... oe ... 73 Wang Ming Chi... 555 es .. 24
| Livingstone, Dr. ... oe ee ee = Wally: ae i ce a 195
Loughton, Maurice aoe ae ... 87 Wiseman, Rev. F. L es 102
Marrow, Dr. W. A.N. ... se 280" -Weething ee Re cE a ze
| Martin, Sister M. a ae sl 88 Wier inter cee ae oie
| Ministers at Swanwick ... a Plot
Moonie Miss \Viewuo 2 eck. os e176 CE NE RAE:
Mcllwain, Gordon ... ae me ... 100 Church of the Nativity, The ... .. 221
New, Edward ae ss os ... 78 ‘In the Mother Tongue”’ es ... 211
| Raine, Nurse, Marriage of os ol/4:\jungirau, ~ Phex= =. = wes ao: wr 61:
Redfern, Principal H. S. ee ... 103. Some of Miss Cooke’s Children see eOD)
| Riley, Miss V. ie nae ig ... 77 Willersley Castle, near Matlocls FeO
Sayases Miss Si. = 2 = Se peeeenlo7, Willersley Castle” 22 5. ee 228
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| l The Adventurous Spirit. }
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j Fae t a Memorial Service held in St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, }
| j on October 10th, 1930, for Miss Edith Nettleton and Miss Eleanor j
j wee) J. Harrison, the Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society, whe j
j were martyred for China’s Salvation, the following prayer was offered : j
i O THOU who art heroic love, keep alive in our hearts that '
adventurous spirit which makes men scorn the ways of safety, i
| 1 so Thy will be done. For so only, O Lord, shall we be j
( worthy of those courageous souls, who in every age i
| j have ventured all in obedience to Thy call, and for whom the j
| j trumpets have sounded on the other side; through Jesus j
| i Christ our Lord. Amen. j
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{ The adventurous spirit has marked Christian Missions from the beginning: {
( Paul, Augustine, Xavier, Morrison, Carey, Livingstone, Damien—to name but (
| ( a few of former times. And the spirit of modern Missionaries is equal to that '
| i of the greatest of past days. Every Sunday in every Church this prayer, in 1
| i some form, should be offered : i
{ “MAKE US, O LORD, WORTHY OF THOSE {
| COURAGEOUS SOULS WHO IN EVERY AGE HAVE {
( VENTURED ALL IN OBEDIENCE TO THY CALL.” (
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! “God's work is never intended to be stationary,
but always advancing.’ —HUDSON TAYLOR.
The President’s
Message. Rey. R. H. B. SHAPLAND.
EARS ago it used to be said that English life can yield us no standard for
Vy Liverpool was a remarkable place, the understanding of life in China. Lady
because it was possible to go to the Simon, in her recent book on “ Slavery,”
top of the New Brighton Tower and quotes a writer who declares that ‘ indi-
shout and then come back and buy ‘‘ The vidual cruelties which would electrify any
Echo ”’ for a ha’penny ! Our Ecuo costs country in Europe with a spasm of horror
more than a ha’penny, but it is worth all hardly awaken the mild comments of a
it costs, and more. Month by month it single sheet in China’s grand modern re-
meets us, full of vivid and interesting de- public.’? Life in those dark places of
tails of our Foreign work. The root of the earth which are the habitations of
indifference to Missionary work amongst
church-going people is ignorance. If we _ Se et seas ss
knew we should care. A faithful reading iii eran Sea
of this paper for twelve months would [â„¢ BS ce eR a St oe bose
waken zeal for the cause in the heatt of [= ssest estes semne ae
any United Methodist. ee ey ee ae
Our Missionary Meetings would bo i. “eee
very much enlivened if all our ministers [i see
would keep the year’s issue of this Jour- [sis re See es
nal in a folder and turn to it for material 7 * | ESR ee tes
for their missionary speeches. Just now fe Soe ae aah a 3 ae :
we have few missionaries on furlough, [#9 le “sey ag
and our meetings have to be sustained by [7997 am ae
people who have never seen any part of [olla " ek
our Mission fields, but that lack would [| ioe ee Ba
be very largely overcome if we used the = : eek | ee a
material that is here to our hand. ae ees Cc onene
I do not think it is sufficiently realised ae:
how much missionaries depend on us cite ee ae
who are at home for spiritual support. [em ce eae ee Berwyn
They are sustained amidst trials and difi- & ees ns fee pats
culties and loneliness by the conviction [ie a ‘ gic
that at the home base there is a body of -aiiaasae Beets ge
people who never forget them and who § rR es
will respond to their appeals, ‘The mea- eam ve s
sure. of our response depends on the ’ te an a
measure of the fund of our imaginative [@ : BEE iad ics
Sympathy. Thosev;will.shelp ‘most who aay Sy ig s
most clearly realise the«conditions under PRG | hee
which the missionary/works, the restric. [ae Say |
tions of his lot, the conflict he is always if if s
waging with ignorance and cruelty. Rey, R. H. B, Shapland..~ - AEN
January, 1930,



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| cruelty, where no social sanction is be- solid constituency of loving hearts behind
| hind the claims of Christian charity, and, our missionaries. It calls out our
| in these days of upheaval, no discipline prayers, it stimulates us to larger giving,
in the community upholds the education- it links us with those heroic enterprises
ist, must impose a great strain upon the which are still the romance and glory of
Christian worker. Christendom. Its worth and contribution
The Ecuo by impressing such facts on are great, and I pray God to prosper it,
| our minds helps to create and sustain a and I pray you to double its circulation.
2 2, 2.
Stone Gateway. Rey. F. W. J. COTTRELL.
| HERE will be many who will envy some who, stirred by memories of
the new Foreign Missionary Secre- Pollard would willingly give up their
| § Ni a) sly § I
tary as he starts out on his long holiday for a view of Stone Gateway !
J : Bees: y
tour of our stations, and there may be The very name is full of magic for the
= = == s initiated, and to you,
ube. 1 ye ae who by your sacrificial
aes ES ts Sateen { . Se a Kee. ; ¢ Ged = © . .
beeen ee ee a ee 86 C1VIN and kindly in-
eoeeearcee cea a“ EM Pe Ga ee age 5S Y
Weare. TE PS ge eee §=6terest, have earned the
sae is aR og eas _ EN a eats 2 ete ; : ; ; :
Pree ul amane tes go eee §«richt to that title, this
Ss Fite. saa ge wlan yn. bn, oe ee Seer eas : 5 ?
aay eben ra is ay, 2 Ea eee picture comes.
Peal De TRS Rees Pe Be here ge °C Saeko easoryear ean et Ee ae art.) ss
| oe SENS Bes anes ES oe came” Soe oe és Twenty-five years ago
Para mene eres Sk Fo a ted a Cale gE yh:
SER ES on al “sta Ee a 5 Sa Pollard discovered, nest-
NE Deel cope ye. eae es GR er ling on one side of a
MA aot Paes arian Coe igo oer te Be ket tae hae em eee . .
FESSOR arora Mie ea ere Ray I as basin of steep hills, a
| OR Mee a Ee ogee Te Pais a ae typical Miao village (1
fe page Spee eee re. ee ter ea ame Cpeale ;
| ee a ee Fes Fis ee le Nea use “typical’’ as being
| ee es 8 Gees «eee ete Ses Mae more non - committal
ES GT et RN MR Sn ae ; Be 5: Ta apne ede:
area aN 2%: ae te LWT ee than any of a number of
eS Pt ae cu Saige Mee iu oe We a other suitable adjectives),
a i 5 a a a Ae Pe * ae ee ee Poa ® =
Pg ts ee BE msn ne ee ge ia, and decided that here
ey te er eS ee uct Sse §«=6 was the ideal centre for
| ies Paha See ad ek a : oo ROOTS ae Bee Rt ar ae dated h ickl d loping’
i ile fe md mee A iia0 | work ErelOp Ns
| et Bae ae ee By hee ahs ‘ae pe aged §=6iao work. For six
| aa ce ons ee See Ml et ORF NS : :
Pee aso tate ae A | ee eg §=6mmonths he lived in one 0
a ee he Fs ee ths he lived f
See Rc Me gael! [ee Ba era vith I
ea eee Oe ge” Pe ie (Si ice. sete. Pena ae ee the houses, with the
eel eeeaE ee : Be Os pe, wh oe Rs 3 a es IR a
eo oS, ee TR Et Ne aa people and as the people,
| eee NON aa NE Ge] 9 wheat og wee, learning their language,
CF) Ae hee Se Ah: ED ree Ganecas their psychology and
| yee eT z ae f es aye eS m Sage § their habits, and after a
[| DS ae LOG lmao G22) little while the famous
| CF a = Pe a Vy ie ys Fi ol CEE trade iy F ee Ree i 6c Five-pound ” h ouse
pts ees j, Ve 0). Oe Sf Serta een $= WAS built. From that be-
nna ea. poe hs ge i ee co 7
| eee S| . a % ee pe Ea us—those far-off days,
al Ei eM «ae ee Ue PE aN eee Stone Gateway has de-
eae Hag >: ee, es ieee ae veloped and extended
a eS a eS gee, until you find a head- —
f Ue Tf ee ae hte Be.) quarters which is the
ee. | Brea fo hag ” Go OMG i SL alae eee . : ° Beier
| ee al“, TA ee eee §=6admiration of all who
be AA Ae Bi 2 a, ? le Mee oo 1 Me Ws eh :
f Hehe ig PN ERI, saat Po aaa see it.
] | eee, [ee ie en, =“ May I take you round
Â¥ Ripe el ts ps TI as a, riceaaammmmmaialll Lea.
ie our compound? Or have
ts How Stone Gateway Got Its Name. z
te The Entrance into the Town. [Photo: Rev. H. Parsons. you not yet fully re
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Stone Gateway

covered from your twenty-five mile whose husbands will soon be coming
ride from Chao T’ong? Leaving home as qualified doctors. Then, near
Mr. Hudspeth’s house, where you the home of the other missionary, there
have been resting, we pass the is the book room and reading room, the
Girls’ School, now, unhappily, not in ‘‘ Five-pound’’ house, now used as a
use, and come to the church. It is the room for meeting guests, and the home
Miao cathedral; and whilst not exactly of our Chinese teacher. Still further
like St. Paul’s or Lincoln or Wells, you down the hill is the Senior School, a very
will get no less inspiration when you see fine building, in constant use, with the
it, as we did three weeks ago, packed school dormitories by its side, and a few
with over a thousand people. It is a steps away, the swimming bath, a very
whitewashed building with two doors at popular institution, especially during the
the end, one for men and one for women, heat of our summer. Below the school
and inside are enough forms for, say, we see the drill-cum-football ground
three hundred and fifty people, whose where, with no idea of even Cup Final
faces, as you stand in the pulpit, express technique, we thoroughly enjoy ourselves,
the warmest of welcomes. You’d like to every day. We are not hampered, either
hear them sing? Let’s have ‘‘ Guide me, by Association rules or by the limits of
O thou great Jehovah” to ‘Cwm _ eleven a-side. The more the merrier, and
Rhondda,’’ or would you rather have if, when we kick or fist the ball (as it :
“‘ Since Jesus came into my heart ’’? pleases us), someone is foolish enough
We pass on to the Junior School, where to put his face in the way of it, we all
about a hundred boys—I had almost said roar with laughter and take good care
“little imps ’’—are learning their lessons that we ourselves are more agile.
in the curious sing-song peculiar to their This, then, is Stone Gateway. Just a
ilk in China. As you enter they rise, and pigck of buildings? No, for we should
at the call of the senior boy, make a pro- have failed if our work were merely con-
found bow; and, no doubt, when you ¢entrated in this spot. This is the centre
have gone, they will exchange opinions of an area the size of Wales, the head-
of you, perhaps not always flattering. quarters of an army of forty preachers
Boys will be boys even—or especially— and teachers, and the source of inspira-
at Stone Gateway. ~ tion and instruction for thirteen thousand

A little further, in the shade of the hill Miao who are attached to the Church of
where he sleeps, is the Pollard Memorial Jesus Christ. They come here if they .
Hospital, which is not yet finished, but are persecuted, if they need legal advice,
which, when it is, will take the place of if they are in moral danger, if they can
the makeshift, :
but very busy, :
medicine - room :
now in Mr. nee ;
Huds peth’s Bees ae : 3 .
house. 5; ie! pias te

On a slightly ; ee : Se
lower level, we Ae ; a oe % See UOT ae eee
pass the houses a Ce eee oe See
where our ee : = = gee G MON a ee
preachers live, ee re ahi ee
rooms for |--——iiumeraas Gee i) ee ae
guests or visi- eA URE < nieermaren Mie pein s a |
tors, a carpen- _|jggaaamaiieea ee ee eae Pa
ter’s workshop, Seen co cee eS ee FSO eK eee
stables, the Es py Omer ary te pe ead =; lan aaa
homes of our ese eivac et Lt ee ae ate earn ae
school teachers SRR ae ee a 5 sess iON a SNS
and of the two
Wao nudes Sores anon eee Mince sisted i CHI ee eet Ma

) MY q 10; ina.
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|
From the Watch-Tower
| suggest ways of extending Christ’s of heaven to thousands of souls. To you
kingdom among their own people. Their who share with us the joy of ministering
deacons come here for Biblical instruc- here, we send greetings from our Miao
Bates tion, and their sons for general school- church and pray for your continued co-
ing. They come here for sympathy in operation, that our church here may
sorrow, for help in distress and for gui- bring joy to the heart of Him at Whose
dance in perplexity. Yes, this is Stone bidding both you and we are called to
Gateway, your Stone Gateway, the gate serve.
| fe afe fo
| From The
| Watch - Tower Rev. C. STEDEFORD.
e
,The New Year. We begin the New Year dying church be revived. The missionary
with new hopes. We spirit is, therefore, the vital element in
greet each other with Best Wishes. We the Christian Church.
cherish the expectant spirit. The pos-
session of the right spirit is the best Undiscovered The discovery of a new
guarantee for the fulfilment of our bright- Power. power gradually changes
est hopes. We often speak of the mis- the face of the world. It would be easy
sionary spirit. What is it? Whence to show how such changes have been
comes it? Do we possess it? The mis- wrought by the application of steam, of
sionary spirit came to the world in Jesus electricity and of petrol. Is the power
Christ. It is the spirit which moved Him operating in the Church to-day equal to
to come in order to ‘‘ seek and to save.’’ the task of world evangelization? Many
Our Lord imparts this spirit to all who eminent missionary leaders would answer
| enter into real fellowship with Him. The that the Church is not yet equal to the
Christian is essentially a missionary. accomplishment of her world-wide mis-
Yet in some churches we have to mourn sion. She has yet to discover the great-
the lack of the missionary spirit. The est power at her command, the power of
inconsistency is too painfully obvious. united, believing prayer. Prayer makes
| As the spiritual life of a church rises, the contact with the source of boundless
| missionary spirit rises with it, and only power. The world will never be saved
by the cultivation of that spirit can a by prayerless churches. The Church may
j boast of many posses-
| be Matangs 2 ‘seem sions, wealth, learning,
| ee | eS a
Bot eae es, ara organization, eloqu nce,
| coer ae re ae Sagan but apart from prayer
| Es A ae eRe aa Eee =| and faith she will remain
fl to 2... Sa ineffective. Prayer,
| ek 1 ee cet §«= therefore, must be given
BISA tice ee OP ee Pi gad ee Me@| the foremost place in
: lene ee ee ey missionary propaganda.
lome a ae Rs taser ei - Vain will be the vision
REO, Cee gue tN eee pai of the need of the world
| es re a eee is bate unless we have also the
| g ee Sel ae aac eee) §=vision of the ascended
an tee: Ug CO a. Saviour to whom all
| er Ay eee ieee ee POW ;
| a Ae 2 me bee power is,-given in
ee oe a a — ot mig pai ee heaven and in earth, a
| E StS it. yee I appeal therefore
| eine iS | «to all our ministers
=| Se a mt eT cece aan and churches to
4 The Front Gate of Yuan Tung Temple, Yunnanfu. make the New Year'a
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From the Watch-Tower
year of special prayer for our missions. undergone there a minor operation for
Remember ouf missionaries in remote the removal of some growth in his back;
places; remember our native preachers he was uncertain whether the growth
bearing their witness often amid dis- was malignant. Though the wound was
couragement and persecution; remember _ still unhealed, on receiving the telegram
the critical period through which mis- he hastened away for the long journey,
sions in China are passing, and how _ escorted by Mr. May, disregarding his
much the future of Christianity in that own pain and peril in his desire to mini-
land will be determined by the fidelity of ster to another sufferer. By forced
the Church in this time of trial; remem- marches he covered the distance in
ber. Africa invaded by modern forces several days fewer than it usually occu-
which will destroy and disintegrate, un- pied. By the time he arrived Mrs. Hud-
less they are accompanied by those spiri- speth had begun to improve; then the
tual forces which elevate and redeem the improvement became accelerated, for, as
people; remember the wave of secular- one letter said, ‘‘the presence of Dr.
ism which ‘threatens to submerge all Hadden seemed to act like a tonic.”’
forms of religious life throughout the It is gratifying to know that, after
world; remembering all these things examination, expert opinion on the cause
which defy mere human strength and wis- of the operation on Dr. Hadden declared
dom, the Church should be constrained that it was not malignant.
to exercise that grace of intercession Mr. May, who shared the doctor’s ex-
which would sopen the flood-gates of press journey, was not to escape without
| power, according to the ancient promise, a further test to his courage, for on his
““I will pour’ water upon him that is return journey he was attacked by bri-
thirsty and floods upon the dry ground.’”” gands and relieved of his goods to the
2 : : : : value of £10.
Quiet Heroism. Heroism is the quality These Peter incidents show the
ie Which disregards Per demand there is in the missionary life for
sonal peril in the faithful discharge of : .
duty. Any walk of lif sjonally (wee beroism:
y y wall: of life may occasionally
test personal heroism, but in missionary A Summer As one means of tack-
work it is almost a constant experience. School in ling the difficult problem
Recent events in Yunnan have revealed Miaoland. of teaching the Miao
this quiet heroism. When Mr. and Mrs. women and girls, Mr. Hudspeth and his
Hudspeth returned to the Miao they colleagues organized for them a Summer
made their abode fifteen days’ journey School. It was held in the month of
from the nearest European doctor. It is August and continued for ten days. All
not everyone who would be ready to take possible helpers were enlisted. Mrs.
the risk involved. Several months later Hudspeth and Mrs. Cottrell taught the
their minds were probably relieved by the girls sewing and darning. Mr. Cottrell
arrival of Dr. Dymond at Chaotong, developed the singing, and Miao teachers
within one day’s journey. Dr. Dymond gave lessons in reading and_ writing.
died, and Dr. Hadden was transferred The Miao doctor, Dr. Wu, gave short
from N. China to succeed him, Before talks on personal hygiene. Mr. Hud-
Dr. Hadden arrived Mrs. Hudspeth fell speth taught the Scriptures. The girls
Seriously ill. Fortunately she had with had to supply their own food, and they
her two competent nurses, Mrs. Cottrell were provided with sleeping accommo-
and Miss Smith. They ministered to her dation and fire for cooking their food.
day and night. They displayed the No less than one hundred and eighty-
heroic quality in their selfless service. seven girls attended, and some of them
The only doctor within reach was the travelled two days’ journey to do so. The
recently qualified Miao doctor, who. ren- girls were so much interested-that they
dered his best help, but his experience desired to have a girls’ school. We have,
was Note equalito. the case, Mr; Hud- fr. Hudspeth says, five thousand women
speth telegraphed for Dr, Hadden to and girls in our Miao Mission, and we
come as soon as possible. The telegram have no means of carrying on’ work
found Dr. Hadden in Yunnanfu having specially for them.
5



General Smuts and Missionary Work
Coming Mr. Hudspeth gives the that the Gospel of our Lord Jesus might
from Afar, following account of fruit be preached to them! We rejoiced ex-
| gathered in the remote corners of the ceedingly, and as soon as my wife is
field: better, though I fear this cannot be in
““] had a letter from our preacher at less than six or eight weeks, I am off to
Hmao-ch’ in-chieh, a centre which [have _ tell these people that God waits to wel-
| not been able to visit since my return, come such prodigals.’’
and has not been visited by a mis-
| sionary for three years, saying that on Marriage of On October 24th, Miss
the previous day two hundred and five Miss Roxie M. R. M. Dymond was
| people attended divine service, and Dymond, B.A. married to Mr. J. oO.
| amongst them were the representatives rs Fraser, B.Sc., the Super-
| of forty new families who had come to intendent of the China Inland Mission in
| ask that they be enrolled as enquirers the province of Yunnan. We much re-
_. . and the whole families were to gret losing Miss Dymond from our mis-
be enrolled! They were from two new — sion staff, but we rejoice to know that
villages which have never believed be- she is continuing in missionary service,
| fore, but who now wish to worship with and we pray that abundant blessing and
us. ' Forty families in one day asking happiness may attend her.
— a =
General Smuts and “The Greatest and Most Powerful
sie Influence for Good in Africa.”
| Missionary V V ork. Fine Tribute in Scottish Lectures,
a HE criticisms of missionary work Missionary enterprise, with its universal
| made by General Smuts in his first Christian message and its vast educative
- and third Rhodes Lectures at Ox- and civilising effort, is and remains the
| ford caused a good deal of surprise greatest and most powerful influence for
among missionary societies and their good in Africa. The missionary, the
supporters. That General Smuts re- trader, the traveller, the railway builder,
gretted his remarks should have been the labour recruiter and the soldier have
| taken as a general attack on missions is Wought vast changes in Africa since
| evident from his letter to the Rev. W. Livingstone’s day. He was the first, the
| Bryan Brown, Oxford Diocesan Secre- greatest and the most beneficent of the
tary for the C.M.S., published in “The T° forces for change and progress.
Times.’? In this he said, ‘‘ I have ever This statement has been received with
been a strong supporter of the Christian satisfaction by the Missionary Societies.
Mission, which I look upon as the great- It is a great gain to get this statement
est force of good in Africa, Criticism from General Smuts after the misunder-
| | of incidental mistakes does not betoken standings that have arisen,’’ said Mr.
indifference or hostility.”’ Kenneth Maclennan, Secretary of the
In thi sate Bee Conference of British Missionary
te Ee i eens ek ic ste ae Societies. ‘‘ A very big difference,’’ was
| a wen Sieroter e. oe is lectures to the the comment of the Rev. W. Wilson
Royal Scottish eographical Society at Cash, Secretary of the C.M.S. ; while Dr.
| Edinburgh ena Glasgow with we miS- Donald Fraser, of the Church of Scot-
| sionary work has meant for Africa. land Missionary Committee, ‘remarked
| | This tribute was paid in his Living- after the lecture, ‘‘ He is a friendly
stone Lectures; but unfortunately it does critic.” “ The statements made in his
not appear to have been published in the Scottish Lectures seem to reverse the
London papers. According to the ‘“Man- reports of his remarks about missionary
chester Guardian,’’ General Smuts said, work in his Rhodes Lectures,’? com-
‘Tt is difficult to conceive what Africa mented Dr. Robert Laws, the veteran
would have been without the civilising Scottish missionary, who spent 51 years
effects of Christian. missions... . . in Central Africa.
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Livingstone A Fascinating Story of
: Africa’s Greatest Missionary.
R. R. J. CAMPBELL undertook stone was a lonely man, without a home,
I no light task in writing a new bio- yet with a wife and children whom he
graphy of Livingstone.* It is dearly loved. He was the maker of a

nearly sixty years since this great mis- vast new highway for the Son of Man;
sionary-explorer died, and one would a restless and eager man, with a strange
have supposed that nothing new could serenity of soul in face of the greatest
be added to the story of this remarkable vexations and disappointments; a man
man’s career. But Dr. Campbell has whose passion for Africa’s regeneration
delved into much hitherto unpublished was a fire that never cooled: a blazing
material, and this latest life of the world- fire to the last.
famous mis- In the early
sionary will - chapters we
have a sure : 5 have a touch-
place among 3 eo = ing and beau-
the records of ae tiful story of
those whose cc a godly home-
service for fr ue siy "= life :
humanity, pur- : ee “When
sued often i Beal David was
amidst deep ~ -. ... = old enough
difficulty and he ae. to attend
darkness, is ee s Evan | classes in
one of the un- % 4 een a® a Glasgow, he
waning splen- oe % woe 6%) reg ularly
dours of Chris- a ef. came home
tian history. Reggae aie = aa t : at week-

For a de- ie ends, and
tailed account —_ Se 2 the Satur-
of Living- $6. ie — ae day evening
stone’s amaz- ee cane ae Mate vere
ing journeys “4 a ; always
across Africa, : ‘ ee 2 ee looked for-
readers must j ; ; a ward to by
seek else- y a Se ge everyone
where, though Pee yg 2 ee — concerned
the story of £ Ee de ee es : ee and were apt
the many. Boe aa. cc eae aa to be pro-
paths he trod Pa est oe Se e longed to a
in loneliness, OF ee ee late hour.
peril and ee —— §~— On his final
disease, is by 0 eae ee departure
Ho means un- David Livingstone. from home
told. Many to take up
new facts are brought to light, his life work, the loving family
and although two generations have ac- session was so difficult to brealx
corded to Livingstone the right of being up that David proposed they should
Africa’s miaster-explorer, these pages sit up all night. Motherly Agnes
show that the title, far from being Livingstone would not permit this,
dimmed by the passage of years, is as however, in view of the long journey
unassailable to-day as when first given that had to be faced on the morrow.
him. : But at five in the morning they rose

But this is the study of a man; a man again; mother and _ sisters had hot
of great proportions, a prince of men; a coffee ready; then David at his
dreamer of dreams befitting one in whom father’s request read a portion of
was nothing small or mean. Living- Scripture and offered prayer for his
Ai ee Se dear ones whom he was leaving, and
Benn, aptamer, eee eae 2D. for himself in the untried field a ser-

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Dr. Livingstone
vice upon which he was about to enter. This nobie book will greatly inspire
How simple and gracious it all is, and all missionary-hearted and _ missionary-
how charming a sidelight upon the minded people. It is an epic story of a
kind of intimacy to which the inmates man who completely gave himself away
of the little home were habituated !”’ in what he believed to be the eternal pur-
Livingstone was one of the most dis- P05¢ of God for His children. He did it
interested men who ever lived. Sir J. with none of the reserves which most of
Risdon Bennett, the brilliant and cul- US make, none of those half-measures
tured physician, whose classes he at- which so easily content us. He could
| tended ‘at Charing Cross Hospital, strike hard when occasion called for it;
| quickly detected in the plain unpolished so could his Master. He never spared
| student from the north a character of guilty holders of place and power.
| rare worth, and held that Livingstone ‘“Woe to the proud and powerful
would have risen to eminence inthe ~ who sought to frighten him from the
medical profession had he felt it consis-. path of duty or the trail of oppres-
tent with his assurance of a divine call%.~ ‘sion,’’ says Dr. Campbell. ‘‘ Then he
to devote himself to pathology rather was like a bloodhound on the scent
than evangelization. In later years he and almost as ferocious. The dread
had ample opportunity of enriching him- which he inspired in corrupt Portu-
self in many ways, but personal profit guese officials and_ half-caste slave F
never mattered to him, and he lived and traders was a very real thing, though
died a poor man. It is true that he he had no material force wherewith to
earned a considerable sum of money. back it; it was near akin to that which
| from his first book, ‘‘ Missionary Travels “hypocrites and crafty spoilers of the
and Researches in South Africa,’’ but a poor felt in the presence of Christ.”
large part of this money went to financ- Pat all the wile pe was. a _tender-
ine a ae Airican cee aor es hearted, simple man, dwelling in the
f pemAIne chy c pul way an ndighy Ranls OF presence of God, believing and fervent
the benefit of his family, which, unfortu- prayer lying at the root of all he was and
nately, was soon lost by the bank’s fail-- 11; 4,6 wrought.
He Great honours) were aeronicd ie One feels-in these pages the heart-
| nae on mus eee aoe a ee fe throb of big living all the time, and both
peer ee yea ce sixteen years ut a author and publisher have placed us in
| ees little for these ae Tne for their debt by giving us a book which
| Africa, the cause of God ae ue should have a. permanent place in the
| ee ae the only matter which con-- ji,-aries of all lovers of inspiring litera-
One is inclined to regard as Living- pore. cers AB. TC
| stone’s greatest discovery the capacity ‘e ee
of the African for civilization and upward
eee eee yee he stated to an Eng- ° «\ yen I went into the vestry one
lish audience, ‘‘I, who have been intl- Sunday morning (says Bishop MacInnes)
mate with Africans, believe them to bey found Gairdner simply rapt in silent
capable of holding an honourable place prayer. He heard nothing, saw nothing.
| in the family of man, few at that time hen I had nearly finished robing, he
really believed him. Dr. Campbell shows became conscious I was there, opened
how well founded was his faith. Prim1- his eyes and moved over to where I
tive and rude the native might be, irra- stood. Then, with a smile of keen enjoy-
| tional and at times loathsome in his ment, he repeated some absurd joke that
ways, but he possessed an unerring eye had become proverbial at our recent con-
for what was better than himself; in fact, ference, and without another word went
there was no surer sign that he was back to his place, closed his eyes, bent
worth helping than his instinctive his head, stood motionless, and so re-
capacity for distinguishing between good ‘mained sunk in the most complete joy
E| and évil in the examples presented to his of communion.”’
| observation.”’ From “TEMPLE GAIRDNER OF CATRO.”’
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Diary Gleanings
Rev.
from Far Yunnan. R. HEBER GOLDSWORTHY.
HE following entries have respect meal by the Mandarin at the Yamen
a to an itinerary which I had planned later in the afternoon.
should extend for about five weeks, Peter, Nieh and I had a Sacramen-
but owing to strangely unexpected cir- tal Service together in the inn in the
cumstances it extended to twice that evening.

time. Unfortunately our hopes for the
On April 24th I was met at Stone Gate- premises mentioned yesterday failed to

way by a preacher named Nieh, a young materialise, but Uang the Postmaster

and earnest evangelist who had been is helping us to find others, and we are
appointed to our work in the Chinese city to meet him at 7 a.m. to-morrow.
of Chen-Hsiong. Leaving Stone Gate- Monday, 6th.—Interviewed the Post-

way on April 25th, we met Peter Uang master at 7 a.m.

that same evening at the home of a Nosu At 9 we again met him, and also the

Earth-Eye, where the night was spent. landlord of certain property which we

Travelling for seven or eight days over agreed to rent. The agreement was

rough and precipitous roads, and spend- there and then written out.

ing our nights now in the home of a Left Chen-Siong at 11 a.m.

: landlord, then in the home of a tenant, Spent the night in the home of one
we reached the city of Chen-Hsiong on of our old Si-Fang-Ching scholars.
Friday, May 3rd. We stayed in an inn Preached on ‘‘ Repentance ’’ in the
outside the East Gate. evening.

Saturday, 4th—We spent the day at Tuesday, Tth.—Leaving at 8.30 a.m. we
Chen-Hsiong seeking suitable premises journeyed on, hoping to make Mao-
to rent as a Gospel Hall. Ku by evening. It was 30 li further

Very difficult to find premises and than we had calculated, and we de-
all very expensive. Towards evening cided to spend the night after travel-
we had decided to rent a house on the ling 70 li. My coolies were far be-
West Gate Street, but at the last hind and failed to put in an appear-
moment the landlord would not yield ance that night!
it to us. I lay by a coal fire all night on a

We solicited the help of the Post- wooden door laid across two forms in
master, a very friendly man, named a very dark, dirty, tiny and altogether
Uang, who promised to interview this ramshackle sort of a Chinese hut. My :
landlord for us in the morning, and to pillow was a small wooden box covered
do all in his power for us. with my horse’s saddle-felt to make it

Interviewed the Mandarin in the softer !
afternoon . . . a very kindly-dis- ednesday, 8th.—Up at dawn and off
posed man, named Tuan-Muh. Very to Mao-Ku. Reached there at 9.30.
unusual to meet a man in China with Coolies did not turn up until one
a double name. o’clock.

Sunday, 5th.—In the early
hours of the morning, and =a
before I was astir, there came | By <
a Mr. Hsu, from the neigh- |S adee 3 ns ee
bouring town of Heh-Chang, | ee eee
with two of his sons to the ‘ ae Pitan : af c
inn to see me. Had to make eee: oe J
a hurried toilet and prepare e ae ew! lee | Pe
to meet them. ey Ro ag: | | Fen S

Preached at mid-day to a & Page Sk rae ss
large company of people from Be) ae ee een eee oo
Mark i. 40. Felt much : ae
freedom and power. aR

We were entertained to a 4 Nosu Chapel. [Photo: Rev. R. H. Goldsworthy,

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Diary Gleanings from Far Yunnan
No sooner had we finished breakfast force to spend another very indifferent
there than we were told that the folk night. Dear Old Peter, lending me
had killed a sheep specially for us, and one of his felt mats and his felt cape,
: it was on cooking! So, much against considerably lessened my discomfort.
my own personal inclination, we just My pillow was a Huntley & Palmer’s
had to sit and patiently wait. What a biscuit tin!
waste of time! It was 2.30 before the We stayed in the home of some of
old sheep was ready, and we did not our church members named Lu. Sing-
leave until after 3, having thus delayed ing and preaching till late in. the even-
54 hours on our journey. ing.
We reached Kiehkow at 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11th.—Before leaving Ma-
were made very welcome by the Rev. Hsiong-K’uai we were inspecting cer-
} rT MS © >
| and Mrs. W. G. Windsor, C.I.M. tain plots of land, one of which Mr.
| missionaries. It was a pleasure to Lu presented to us for the purpose of
meet them, and a rare delight to be in erecting Church and School buildings.
| a foreign home once more. The Deed was drawn up forthwith,
Friday, 10th.—Found my horse to be and handed to me. They plan to start
lame, and had to leave him at Kieh- eo ee inthe Antti ae
kow. Borrowed Mr. Windsor’s horse Then we journeyed on to Kopu,
for a day or two. where we arrived at 4.30, and where
Left Kiehkow at 11.30 for Ma- we were made. very welcome by the
Hsiong-K’uai, 40 i, the coolies having Rey. and Mrs. J. Yorkston, it being
left a couple of hours earlier. They about five years since last I was here.
oy ae aoe ee ae fos Tuesday, 14th.—Left Kopu.at 9.30. a.m.
Beye Ecce le WUD ane Ee Raining most of the day and the roads
: were very difficult.
re 6 oe ae Lunched in a Miao house and reached
a Teh-Mo-P’ing-Tsi for the night at six.
| | ee CY eee zi We had travelled 75 li, all of which
a} 2 ye Cre i a I had walked, as I was desirous of
ee Wee giving my horse as easy a day as pos-
eo ry, BS er ee esl sible to allow him to get perfectly fit
toe “ge nog ue eee Coe again.

| ear ee Service in the evening ... John
f \ eae ee Wednesday, 15th. — Journeyed on to
| a. = ot Soe ee Weining, arriving at 5.30. It was
4 , ee: % raining the whole of the day. I rode
| J 4. % bas 4 my horse again, and found him appa-
| j & ‘ : : ee a rently quite recovered from his recent
a ‘. Ba lameness.

Le to Discussing various Weining prob-
| ae oo 3 af lems with. our Nosu Weining pastor,
eo aS ¥ fr An Ch’i-Uin, during the evening, and
| iF Ve eae had a short service.
| SG i ae The Mandarin, refusing to escort us
ao ew ee direct to Tseh-Chioh (two days) owing
| | 7 tu to the disturbed state of the roads,
| Pe ee ne ultimately agreed to our going an
| = ee ee i extra day or two round.

5 : pa ig a 4 a rene Thursday, 16th.—Left Weining at 9.30
i : EA ee ee ee. and travelled by the main Yunnan Fu
oo oe ee ge road as far as Fei-Lai-Shi, 30 li, for
| ei ee lunch. Thence we travelled on and on

ee - over unknown roads, and by evening
Borsprcal ET DIE: Re RH codsecins found ourselves only 5 li from where

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Diary Gleanings-from Far Yunnan
we had lunched! So we had travelled We preached on the Market at mid-
all the day for 35 li, and all the after- day, and interviewed many folk dur-
- noon for 5!! ing the day.

Our afternoon’s journey was over Wednesday, 22nd.—Left Tseh-Chioh at
brigand-infested country, the men folk 8. The weather was good and the sun
preferring rather to sleep on the moun- shining ‘‘ hot and strong.’’ For the
tains or in caves than in their own most part the road was through an
homes. We were supposed to have attractive, yet somewhat desolate,
had an escort, but saw nothing of it! river-bed to the Niu-Lan-Chiang, an

Friday, 17th.—My horse elected to go important tributary of the Upper
lame again, and so I walked all to- Yangtse, : ce dee
day’s journey, 80 li, _Spent the night at San-Tao-Kuai, a

Lunched at T’an-Lan, being enter- village by the riverside.
tained by a Nosu chief, who, with Studying N.T. Greek and my Nosu
some of his soldiers, we chanced to Primer during the journey, _
meet. They were out to fight bri- Thursday, 23rd.—Was drinking tea at
gands, and so were able to direct us 5.15 a.m., and by 6 we were away
away from them, for we had planned from San-Tao-Kuai and toiling up the
to go just where they had happened long steep mountainside to Kong-
to be! We must still go another day Shan, a local mining centre, chiefly
or two out of our direct way. lead and some silver. We breakfasted

Thoroughly tired out, but in. good here. :
heart, we spent the night at an iso- Reached our stopping place at 7.30
lated village situated in a very desolate p-m., having travelled about 100 li.
river valley.

Saturday, 18th.—Walked on all day aes La
through another desolate river-bed: to Sore es ee ee
T’o-Lo, where we spent the night. ee aS eae
75 li. edie ots as aoa eae

The folk around mistook us for bri- g se a eee
gands, and we had difficulty in getting ee ee ee Oe
quarters for the night, the kiddies a Se ote. ea en
even yelling at the sight of us! Little Pete ge 8 Bees
wonder, for the folk have been terror- PS Rees i Pa dey oe oy
ised by brigands for long enough. ee < ot oi ae aoe

Sunday, 19th.—Whitsunday! Yes, but : ee As ‘eel gOS
what a strange one! We had hoped bitiggiecwen oma. pet
to spend it at Tseh-Chioh,. but the , eee . oe ee p~
direct roads being so infested with bri- pate eee ea # p eh Aaa!
gands we had to make detours. We ae. eee ee
have not reached there yet, but made hee crea 3 ene ee
60 li to-day. < oe Py es cS Tens

Monday, 20th.—Another 45 li brought ae gee ae
us finally to Tseh-Chioh, where we a ee ey an
were received by our preacher, Nieh ae a wo °
Ai-K’uen. Pap jee ee o oT ae

Tuesday, 21st.—Spent the day at Tseh- a ; oa oe ‘ eae f
Chioh. Market Day. The Market a. Cg pen teas”
nominally belongs to us, but one’s visits a Sd eo ear
are so infrequent that it is not easy to : me Pega a al
keep proper oversight of it. Gambling, 00
wine, and opium WILL obtrude them- i
selves on markets in China, and, .see- Po | ae :
ing a little here I issued a proclama- Bee e
tion and posted two or three copies in AOE:
conspicuous places prohibiting such.., [Photo: Rev. R. H. Goldsworthy.

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Diary Gleanings from Far Yunnan
Hoping to spend the night at a cer- Arriving at Tong Ch’aun on Wed-
tain house we knocked, but the folk nesday, May 29th, we were made very
within, thinking we were brigands, re- welcome by Mr. and Mrs. May. There
fused to open their doors to receive was no prospect of an early return. to
us! We were outside for about half Chao T’ong, and it was not until June
an hour trying to gain admittance, but 24th that we were able to leave for
in vain, and ultimately had to go else- home, where we arrived on the 28th.
where. Our stay at Tong Ch’uan, while cer-
Friday, 24th.—Did another 70 li, and tainly a delay, was, we believe, not in
stayed in the village of the Ma family vain, for many opportunities were
(Ma-Chia-Ts’uen). afforded us of preaching and visiting
Heard of the looting of the village in and around the city.
of Chiang-Ti by several hundred bri- On our arrival at Chao T’ong it was
gands on the 22nd. We are only 30 li to find that the city had suffered
| therefrom, but all is well and we in terribly at the hands of invading
good heart. troops, and more suffering was immi-
Saturday, 25th.—Off at 7 a.m. fully de- nent, for my entry under Saturday,
termined to cross the Niu-Lan-Chiang June 29th, reads as follows :
and to reach Chao T’ong to-morrow. “Was awakened in the early morn-
Had lunch at T’ien-Pa, where there ing by firing, and by breakfast time
is a ferry. fighting had been restarted, Hu,
Sent my card in to the local official Meng, and Chang, three invading
who gave no hope of our Crossing the Generals, and their troops, having ar-
river. The ferry was suspended owing to rived in great force to attack the city.
hundreds of brigands on the other side. Meng’s men had one of their bases
We resolved to push on to Chiang- around our house, which is outside the
Ti. East Gate, much of the firing taking
| News to the effect that Yunnan place just outside our windows.”’
troops are on this side of the river at This, however, is another story, doubt-
| Chiang-Ti, and brigands on that, and less to be told by another pen than mine.
that the boards (wooden roadway) of Now, on September 4th, everything is
| the suspension bridge there had been quiet, and business as usual, and we fer-
torn up. We purpose going there in vently hope that no further disturbances
the morning to negotiate, if possible, will arise to harrass us, but that we shall
| our safe crossing. Things are evi- be able satisfactorily to carry out our
| dently very serious. work for the evangelization of these dis-
| Sunday, 26th.—After an early start and tricts, than which work there can be none
a very difficult 35 li we got within of greater importance and urgency.
sight of Chiang-Ti by mid-day. a
Too true, the suspension bridge ee
| roadway had been broken up, the “The Story of the Congo Mission.
bridge also threaded with wire en- j75, Young People”? By J. R. M.
epee: cose Stephens. (Carey Press, Is.) The story
ee LORS this side, but the of Baptist Missions on the Congo has
brigands were on the other right ofien been told, but never more interest-
| | enough, and on our appearance they ingly than by Mrs. Stephens in this little
opened fire on us until they were as- joo This is the third edition of this
sured as to who and what we were. joo, and new matter has been added by
We had to run and take cover alter- yy, Stephe
. : : phens.
nately, staggering and stumbling, | while the shots rang about us. A most
uncomfortable time. Rev. Henry Hooks wishes to acknow
It was impossible for us to cross the ledge the receipt of 20/- towards the
| bridge, and our way was directed to- funds of the National Children’s Home
wards Tong Ch’uan, our only way of and Orphanage, from “GMF., Man-
| escape. chester.”
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Temple Gairdner
a :
of Cairo.
HOSE who recall the beginnings of Gairdner joined himself to this group,
ei the Student Christian Movement though he was rather suspected of luke-
thirty-five years ago, known thenas warmness by the leading spirits—in
3 the Student Volunteer Missionary Union, — reality there was no half-way for him at
will remember that two names figured any time.
prominently in Conferences and meetings It was to the President of the
at the time: Douglas Thornton and O.1.C.C.U., Mr. Alverez, that Gairdner
Temple Gairdner. Many men and women owed the birth of an experience which
are in the mission field to-day as the never afterwards left him. After a meet-
result of hearing these two young men, img which Mr. Alverez addressed, Gaird-
both later becoming missionaries them- ner sought an interview with the speaker.
selves in Egypt. They went into a room together and had
Temple Gairdner’s life, written by Miss prayer, and Gairdner offered his first
Constance Padwick, and published by the audible prayer, “ O God, Thou knowest
Society for Promoting Christian Know- that I do not want anything else but to
ledge (7s. 6d.), is the story of a great serve Thee and men, always, all my life.
Christian. Its keynote is expressed in Amen.”’
the words he once used to a friend: “When I got to Trinity I seemed un-
“Man,” he said to a friend, grasping his recognizable to myself, and it was as though
arm and staring out to where a glint of 1 was walking on air... inhabiting a
moonlight lay on Morecambe Bay, “man, totally different world: a new world breath-
the only thing in the world worth living (OE AD pe roan adcteht 10
for is to find out the will o God and do pills and Saunders and put in hand that
it. He had as his contemporaries at text which I always had in my rooms,
Oxford men who have since attained BEHOLD. I MAKE ALL THINGS
world-wide fame, Sir John Simon, Lord NEW. It seemed the one text in the Bible
Birkenhead and Mr. Hilaire Belloc; and for me that day; for I was. walking in a
one who knew them all said that Gaird- world indescribably beautiful, indescribably
ner was the greatest among them and the lovely : with my heart exactly as the heart
most vchly endowed oe
oe eens went fo Ordond on almost said the embrace of Christ. Yes, I
is Scottish home in 1892—he was the knew it then: and the embrace was re-
son of Sir William Gairdner, Professor turned! It was wonderful. I avoided all
of Medicine at Glasgow University—‘“‘the company; I could not bear any, I stayed
time was ripe, says Miss Padwick, “for Up a day or two just to enjoy the solitude
one of the turbulent winds of God, for f the unseen Lover. And when I went
one of those movements that reveal afresh 40w" to Glasgow, I did not go alone.”
the desperate foolhardiness of the Chris- 5 y x :
tian life. And this came to Oxford from In 1899 Gairdner was ordained in St.
a source she hardly appreciated—from Paul’s Cathedral, and shortly after he
that group of ardent Evangelicals that went to Cairo as a missionary under the
gathered around the Oxford Inter-Col- ©.M.S., joining’ his friend Douglas
legiate Christian Union and, not content Thornton, who had gone out the year
to make their own devotions, hada lively before. Here for nearly thirty years—
and aggressive concern for other people’s he died in 1928—he laboured with truly
souls.’’ apostolic zeal; preaching, teaching, in-
The fiery enthusiasm of these “Oiccus,” terviewing, writing articles, religious
as they were commonly known, may be dramas and books, and doing all this
gathered from the fact that it was a com- Work with a magnificent abandon that
mon sight to see some twenty of them won admiration from all who knew and
swinging along High Street and singing loved him. He did not claim to be an
to some totally undistinguished tune : evangelist, if by an evangelist is meant
“Tt is better to shout than to doubt, one “who year in and year out makes
It is better to rise than to fall, only the one great appeal to men to
It is better to let the glory out accept forgiveness and justification by
Than to have no glory at all.’ faith.” But if to be a shepherd of souls
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Thanksgiving and Intercession
to individual Moslems is to be an evan- Thanksgiving and Intercession.
eae then there have been few to equal [et ys thank God—
aun : : For being spared to begin a New
_He was delightfully human, with a Rae oe eee reat Wiseion
rich and vivid joy of life. He was pas- ais. a
sionately fond of children, and the For the devotion of our missionaries
younger they were the greater was his in all fields
love for them. His musical gifts were Bor tt aa ae eenebwind
great, and competent critics said that pepsi ee cnet Bay ed age
e ) easly Sa endent observers of our East African
had he cultivated these gifts he would Dee RS
Haseceone tar But Necoreatecmpas: mission as recorded last month by the
. a . Be I Rev. W. A. Grist.

sion was Christ. An Egyptian friend aoe : i :
BAiot hint ‘or the fine work being done by our

* ss : lady missionaries in China,

He never lost sight of Christ. You felt Let us Pray—

he walled in His presence and was as ~~ That Mr i Mie Bart mae tee
human as He was. [I always remember his aA te Ando Wits.cbUrtinay av ese
talking to me, in the course of an ordinary safe journey to Africa and Miss Purdie
expedition, about St. John: ‘The old, old to China,
man who could touch his hand and say, That the Coming-of-Age of the

“This hand has handled Him, the Word W.M.A. may bring increased members

| of Tife.”* 1 remember feeling that, as St. EVES:

; : and income.

John had really handled the Lord, so the That tl listarbed ae .
man who was talking to me had mystically ee nats the - GIStuLped.< CONGMIONS sain
done the same. His mysticism could lift China may speedily end, and peace
him to heaven.”’ ensue, fous i

“Temple Gairdner of Cairo ’’ is one of That the missionary meetings held
the most inspiring missionary biographies during the coming months may result
one has read. It is the story of a man in a great increase of missionary zeal.
with remarkable gifts, half-buried, as That our Chinese native preachers

} I some would say, in a missionary’s may see a revival break out among
career. Through all it is the man, rather their congregations. eee
than his work, that appears. And the That the Rev. W. A. Grist’s visit
impression of the man is that here is por- to China may _be greatly blessed to
trayed no ordinary Christian but one as him, to our missionaries, and to the

| near to the mind of Christ as one could Chinese Christians.

ever hope to meet in this world. We ven- Public prayers are not enough; they

ture to say that Miss Padwick has given must be followed up by private prayers.

us a story that will endure. Generations Without unceasing prayer our misston-
hence will read of Temple Gairdner, and aries are enfeebled in the fulfilment of
many will dedicate themselves to mis- their tasks. Je
| ea uae ie Peron et a beau Rey. Frederick Galpin.
sje We rejoice to learn that the veteran
missionary, the Rev. F. Galpin, attained

“Ir is not ours to be onlookers; it is his eighty-seventh birthday recently.
ours to take our appointed place in the Sixty-two years ago Mr. Galpin went to

| world’s march.” Ningpo. His thirty years of splendid

Dr. Kart Bartu. service there are still gratefully remem-

| “Tue salvability of the African was bered. In 1897 he returned to take up

with Livingstone. a passionately held the ministry at, home, retiring after

| article of faith. Like so many of the twenty years’ successful work in English
world’s spiritual pioneers, and especially circuits. In 1900 he was elected Presi-

his divine Master Himself, he sacrificed dent.. We understand that Mr. and Mrs.
his life for his conviction ; the hour of his Galpin have received many congratula-
passing was dark, the forces of evil tions on the recent anniversary, and we
apparently triumphant ; but the victory can confidently speak for the affection of

was won.’’ their many missionary friends in China

Dr. R. J. CampBett. and England.
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: 9
‘The Editor’s Notes.
Sailings. as the name of Strathcona or Cecil
R. and Mrs. Burt leave Southamp” Rhodes. And yet his influence in China,
M ton on January 9th by the s.s. and through China on the world, will be
““Wangoni’’ for East Africa. - greater than either of these men.”’
Miss JI. Purdie leaves London on % * * *
January 24th, by the s.s: © Rawalpindi,” It is a great encouragement to all
to matry the Rev. H. Tomlinson, of tovers of good books to learn that nearly
Ningpo. a : : < fifty thousand copies have been sold of
*“ Hudson Taylor in Early Years,’’ and
Missions in the Colleges. ‘« Hudson Taylor and the China Inland
It is stated in ‘‘ Purpose,’’? the Annual Mission.’’ But as these two books
Report of the Student Christian Move- amount to nearly twelve hundred closely-
ment, that meetings are held
in colleges throughout the | Fe, Se
winter, setting forth the work “ eS
of missions and the call to |. pe OES Se aa
service overseas, from a thou- ; Sa ae . 2 REE Ske
sand undergraduates in the .. A eet ¢ | ae
schools at Oxford or the Cam- oe Vid pal a % he. ‘|
bridge Missionary Breakfast to a a ; oe {|
six people round a study fire. | i i / ©
Fifty missionary leaders helped Ae iy +e
in this work during last year. | — eo =
* % * * eS E
The Work of Wesleyan p —
and Primitive Missions. %. e
We have made arrangements : sa F ;
for articles to appear in the e/ & lh AWA gf 4
Ecuo during this year giving i oe sea eee era
accounts of the work abroad Poe oY sak eee ee i
done by Wesleyan and Primi- may. Ne aes eye
tive Methodist Missions; and Be F se po e bs Oe
articles on our work in China 4 alias ms “ty ee ee
and Africa are being written ae EC gee? eae ey “of
for the miss onary journals cf a ae coer — lO
these two churches. We have | #3 ssjissgss cues Seema ee eee
all a wonderful story to tell of |>e== ee F 2 rae sy
the past, and what is better, |Fa ijl smcemme sen hee M8 ea
a story pointing to a vast |;eaems papa alle a2 hae ae ae: 7 oe.
i i eR Speco Bs es NES Be 8 Nig ia ai) i. i
% * . % ee seep wed i 4 8 . ate c eit Ee i ee,
j ee UR
The Man who FR Bee Ei | eR
Believed God.” Ee “ite. Geese Mea a) ee) j
The late Dr. Hasting’s said |e H ute Ace ef : »y
of Hudson Taylor: “If Hud- |i ss eitgme eeu Seto ies So; eh ee
son Taylor had gone out to |Get cn aie gees ht a a
China with money and enter- |() i: Geeta Sot Ree
prise, and had succeeded in |— Suess SMe ecumes Ne ee
covering that vast land with |i Pee rc gS eS
British traders, as he did cover “4 L203 ee OS
it with Evangelists, his name See ee
would have been as familiar ae
fo the man in the street Fee ees [By favour of the China Inland Mission.
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: The Editor’s Notes
printed pages, it has been thought well approximately 44,000,000. At the be-
to publish a shorter life in one small ginning Taylor prayed for twenty-four
volume. So we have ‘‘ Hudson ‘faylor: ‘‘ willing and skilful’? men. They came.
The Man who Believed God,’’ written Later he prayed for a hundred. They
by Mr. Marshall Broomhall, M.A., and came. And once he prayed for a thou-
published by the China Inland Mission at sand new evangelists to go out to China
half-a-crown. in five years. The response was 481
: : : 2 men, 672 women, a total of 1,153! When
How £10 Grew into Four Millions! these great ventures were decided upon.
In June, 1865, Hudson Taylor, poor in the money was not always there ; indeed,
money but rich in faith, opened an ac- generally far otherwise. But with the
count in the bank with £10 in the name resolution to obey, the money came.
of the China Inland Mission. Taylor 2 Bes :
had laboured in China for a few years And the secret of it all? Hudson Tay-
under the Chinese Evangelization lor’s_ own faith, and the basis of his
Society. Returning home, the teeming Mission he summed up in these words:
populations of inland China without a There is a living God.
Christian missionary moved this ardent He has spoken in the Bible.
man to an intense compassion. He cal- He means what He says, and will do
culated that ‘‘ every day 33,000, every all He has promised.
month) 0a) 000" snviceso the Chinese We beg our readers to get this golden
Beha soe Lo ice without ever hook, How gloriously our own Mission
having heard the Gospel; and though Wwe would advance if we were all like Hud-
may say, Behold, we knew it not, God, a. Teglor |
| will not justify our leaving them to perish * * ie 2
on the ground of that excuse.’’ The .
sight of a congregation of a thousand or Our Increased Income.
| more Christian people rejoicing in their We suggest a New Year’s resolve:
F own security while millions were perish- A TEN PER CENT. INCREASE IN
ing for lack of knowledge was unbearable QUR MISSIONARY CONTRIBU-
to him. TION. We need this sum to meet our
: : ; : commitments, and in giving it the con-
He learned from the Bible how his tributors would be greatly blessed in
dream of an evangelised China could be their own hearts. None can give to
realised : God’s work without being enriched in
“In the study of the Divine Word themselves. —
beg I learned that to obtain successful = * = =
labourers, not elaborate appeals for B.B.C. and Missions.
help, but, first, earnest prayer to God The monthly wireless missionary travel
| to thrust forth labourers, and second, tall speaker for Sunday afternoon, Janu-
| the deepening of the spiritual life of ary 5th, will be the Rev. F. G. Bowie, of
| the Church, so that men should be the Sccttish Mission, who will deal with
i unable to stay at home, were what was ‘‘ The New Hebrides: Where they are
needed. I saw that the Apostolic plan and why I’m there.”
was not to raise ways and means, but :
to go and do the work, trusting in His a
sure word who had said, ‘ Seek ye first
| the Kingdom of God and His righteous- : aie
| | : ness, and all these things shall be “Tue chief reason for Livingstone’s
added unto you.’ ” lasting’ influence on the unsophisticated
: African soul was his character. This he
| : ; : : knew, and frequently took occasion to
| The China Inland Mission began by warn other travellers that they would be
| a man depositing in a bank the sum of rude the native might be, irrational and
£10 for the evangelization of China. iudged by their behaviour.”’
| Since that date the Mission has received =) Dr. R. J. CAMPBELL.
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In the Bush: Sunset .. . rea
and after that, the Dark.
UNSET. The brief word aptly in- sionary’s eyes, and he commenced dressing
S$ dicates the rapid transition from again, an operation that was not due to
day to night that is one very start for another six hours. Taking a
characteristic mark of tropical life. As lamp he set out with the father to the
the light draws itself in from the east, the dispensary of the mission some hundred
wind takes on the night chill. The sounds yards away. Having fortified the father
of the day cease, as if on the instant, and, with medicine and instructions, he re-
as soon, the sounds of night take up the turned home to recommence his night’s
strain. The smoke of evening fires assails rest. The next morning he went over and
the ear and eye, and herds of cattle and saw the child, who was indeed very ill,
goats are seen returning for the night to and was only a few weeks old. As a result,
places of safety. In the distance the glare it was decided that Mr. Jones, the other
of grass fires decorates the darkening missionary, should take the child over to
contour of the hills. the Government hospital at once in the
A bell is ringing. Dark forms are seen mission lorry. The doctor there held out
converging on the large, thatched, wooden very little hope. It was a bad case of
building that is the school and church. pneumonia ; in the last analysis probably
A moment there is silence, then singing. caused by the neglect of those elementary
Let us enter unseen. Surely we know the facts and precautions, which are now part
hymn: “One there is above all others.” of family tradition in Europe, but here in
The singing ceases ; a voice rises and falls Africa they have yet to be learnt.
in prayer and is then joined by others in a The following morning on rising Smith
prayer we know, “Our Father, which ...’’ found the father at the door again, and it
It is now nearly dark and there are no needed no words to tell ‘that the worst
lamps in the school, so the speaker is only had happened. The child’ had died at
recognised by his voice. He reads from five o’clock that morning. The father
his little book by catching the last of the wanted to know whether the lorry could
light at the open window at his side. In go to bring his child back to be’ buried.
a tone of quiet confidence-he reads the In the tropics no period elapses between
words, ‘““Who shall separate us from the death and burial. Straightway Jones
love of Christ? Shall. tribulation, or saw to*the making of a coffin and Smith
distress, or . . .”’ We slip away quietly to the digging of a grave. Why should
whilst the voice proclaims the message of this thing be? Why should the anxiety
these words. Darkness is now complete, of the father and the help of the missionary
the stars are shining with a still, white and Government doctor all be in vain ?
light in the blackness of the clear firma- Was it because they had no one to do child-
ment. We pick our way home through welfare work and to teach the people better
the grass, and all is still but for the chorus ways of caring for their children ? These
of crickets. were some of the thoughts that passed
* * Ee * through their minds as they made the
The mission was asleep. Mr. Smith, one preparations for the funeral. Jones went
of the missionaries, had sunk well into that — to the hospital and brought back the body
first sleep which is supposed to be the of the child he had so recently taken there
most beneficial of all. His sleep was sud- alive, whilst Smith madé the arrangements
denly broken with the sound of steps on for the service. By ten o’clock it was all
the verandah and the flashing of a lamp over and the father was helping to put
at his window. Reluctantly the sleepy the last covering of earth on his child’s
eyes opened, and a sleepy voice asked what grave, whilst the sun, increasing towards
was the matter. It was a child who was its noonday intensity, beat fiercely on the
ill, very ill indeed. ‘‘Could nothing be hard, dry ground.
done now?”’ asked the father who had * * “ *
come. By this time the cold night air Sunset again. The same brief transition
had removed the sleep from the mis- from light to darkness. The same bell
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: Our Missionaries
rings again as the people gather forevening International Review of Missions.
prayers. This time another voice is heard Praise for African Missionaries.
from the desk, but, strange to say, we An appreciative article on “Christian
hear the same words: “Who shall Missions in Africa’’ appears in the
separate us from the love of Christ? October issue of the Review from the
Shall tribulation, or distress, or . . .’’ pen of an independent spectator, Dr.
We recollect and wonder greatly, whilst I*. P. Keppel, President of the Carnegie
we possess our souls in great humility. Corporation of New York. He says:
Somewhere in the village near by is the “My impressions of what I saw may be
sound of children’s voices. summarized as follows: first and fore-
most is the earnestness and devotion of
~ the individual missionary. I do not re-
Our New Industrial Missionary : call a single incident of service which I
Mr. J. Burt. could call perfunctory. Secondly, I
Mr. J. Burt was accepted at a recent oe ae the es: ee) Ot results
meeting of the Foreign Missions Com- rae aD vee, or the Lea rons ee
. S rita S as : ing—lack of professional preparation fot
mittee as an additional Industrial Mis- 4 ae yaaa eA Gicthics} hana
3 Brae nec At ce He ica fully: the specitic tas In hand, the heavy nan
SOD ae ye 1G : eRe a y of traditionalism, and the shortage in
fees cor and wil oD personnel and the lack of proper techni-
Clay in the work of our Industrial School (4) equipment.’? Dr, Keppel holds that
at Meru. .._ we should have a fuller appreciation of
For many years Mr. Burt has set his {he non-evangelistic part of the mission-
heart on mission work; he has stead- ary programme. Among the twelve prin-
fastly pursued his preparation for the call cipal articles of this issue we specially
when it should come. Mr. Burt is going note two under the general title : ‘‘Medi-
to East Africa at an opportune time. cal Missionary Policy and the Health of
| He will be able to take charge of the Missionaries.”
Industrial School during Mr. Clay’s fur- peal lough, which is due next summer, and Qur Missionaries.
| on Mr. Clay’s return a great extension Yow are the men, and yours the enter-
| of our industrial work is contemplated. prise
Mr. and Mrs. Burt, with their child, That offer to our poor distracted world
leave Southampton on January 9th by Its one abounding hope. Your flag
the s.s. ‘f Wangoni.’’ We shall earn- : unfurled
| estly pray that God will bless their work Will bring new lustre into human eyes,
in East Africa. As when at first rang down the Syrian
| “Tue Spirit of Wearde Hall,’ by The gladsome news to souls of men
Doreen Ireland, is one of the Girls’ imperiled. ;
Everyland Library books which the Carey Then from its hoary throne Despair
Press is publishing. It is a fine story for : was _ hurled, 2
| girls which is sure to be popular. There Never again in conquest to arise.
aS is a thrilling adventure in it of a secret Go forth, my brethren, by the love. of
passage in the School which the girls Christ oS
| attend which grips the reader. The book Constrainéd, for your mission cannot
has a strong’ missionary interest. It is fail! :
published at 1s. 6d. vee is the cause of Universal
| eace :
} «jo
| Yours among men such forces to
| “T am terribly alive to the danger I am release :
in of slipping into self-pleasing in all As none can stay. They greatly have
manner of ways, egoism in all its forms ; sufficed :
and time and again I have whispered to Where given scope, and they shall yet
myself, ‘ Verily I say unto thee, thou avail.
hast thy reward’; I had to read it in LH. G
church the other day.”’ Baillie Street Chapel, Rochdale,
CANON TEMPLE GAIRDNER. Oct. 22nd, 1929.
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¢ Mrs. J. B. BROOKS, B.Litt.
Message from our W.M.A. President. higher up the river. We got safely on
Dear FELLOW-MEMBERS, board, but as there were many passen-
: eis gers, no seats were available. The trip
Another year is beginning. Iam wonder- = oer tne Sone en een a
s : Sees down the river is not without interest ;
ing if all of you are trying to make the :
2S Ba cena on each bank there are rice fields, and
Birthday Offering a grand success. We Bee : ie oes
Se : dotted in and out among'st these are ice-
do trust everyone will make an effort to ee ei ha aitat “foe
Give that extrasisndethy to Se moiers . sewer oc ICE Wen LOEms On
E j e the rice fields during the cold weather
to do the same. : % : ea Z pe
ss TLSEASS, Aue: : is stored for use in the hot season. The
Let our hearts sing with gratitude for ~ patio
3 Ae sss .. tiver follows a very winding course, but
all that our work has made possible dur- 1 a anes
ine coutnmied difieulties in China: Let nee deep crapnel; so that boats are not
Se neld up by the tides.
Ch ee ie ae ot . peerialive After an hour-and-a-half we arrived at
iC ADS ere ea one of ss Tsing Hae, the town situated on the right
ave oe , ee eT ee bank at the mouth of the river. Here
SES nee = a een es his se > PY we landed, and then got into a sampan
More TSS ueyE See ; y Way. to be carried to the Opposite side. As
We must all own that we have great | 3 Se a :
ors a “yx, the time was short we hired rickshaws to
and abiding cause for thankfulness. We (~ lithe six li i] :
ust again and again count our blessings. 'T2V the six li (two miles) to Siao Kong,
must as ’ S : . our destination. We passed through very
Some murmur—when their sky is clear picturesque country, rice fields on either
And wholly bright 10 OW side of the road, and then, away beyond,
Pimone smal specie, of eee aves lovely rugged hills. We reached our
In their great Heaven of blue. little church just as the service was com-
ae ee with eet eee are filled, mencing, our visit being quite unex-
. ut one streak of hght, pected.
One ray os God’s good ee gild The congregation was. good, but we
The darkness of their night. noticed that a number were wearing
I wish eects San a Happy New mourning. At the close of the service
Year—a year full of thankfulness. we were introduced to many of the mem-.
Yours ever sincerely, bers, as this was the first time that Miss
B, Wiruincton WARREN. Coombs and I had been there. We
g z found that the wife of Mr. Ngoh, who is
A Chinese House of Mourning. the chief man of the village and a mem-
Our Lady Missionaries attend a ber of our church, had just died, and
Funeral Ceremony. that all the family had gathered at home.
Miss CLARICE A. BEER. In spite of their sorrow they insisted on
6 NE Sunday morning, Mr, Bates, our visiting their home and having
Miss Coombs and I set off from our tiffin. We were taken into the principal
compound about half-past seven to guest room, where.the coffin, covered
visit one of our churches. We walked with an embroidered red silk cloth, was
down the Bund to the Customs jetty lying in state.
where, by the courtesy of the Commis- Mr. Ngoh has. five sons and one
) ny: i 5
i sioner, we are allowed to use the Cus- daughter, and two or three of the sons
toms sampan to take us into mid-stream have been students in our Fidih College
to meet the steamer, as it came from here. They have very good posts, and
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Women’s Missionary Auxiliary
one is in the British Consulate, Shang- — THE FOREIGN MISSIONS
hai. Needless to say, he is a good Eng-
lish scholar. Before we left “we all SUPPLY & SHIPPING AGENCY
gathered in the guest room whilst Mr. ibe Vi eee é
: is ° pete fs Wi Agents to many Missionary Societies in the United
Bates offered prayer. We were all in- Kingdom (INCLUDING THE UNITED METHODIST
vited to come to the actual funeral cere- | CHURCH MISSION), Canada, the United States of
iat aweio hake place about (a America, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
mony, which was to tak ace sat
fortnight later. : Specialise in MISSIONARY SUPPLIES,
When the time arrived, Mr. Bates and OUTFITS & SHIPPING.
Mr. Tomlinson were away travelling in pagsaGES ARRANGED BY ALL LINES
another part of our district, so Miss AT NO EXTRA COST.
Coombs and I were the only ones to go.
We two had not before eavaltell Gutside MISSIONARIES AND OTHERS would do
NAAN ONE D. © : : well to write to us to secure Passages,
the city by ourselves, so felt quite proud and® Gonnectionsstromc Uke
. Susegs - ‘ - s¢ 1 N
to think that we did not get lost! We pyggports arranged, and BAGGAGE collected and forwarded.
set off early, as on the previous OCCasiON PASSENGERS MET on request, and assistance rendered with
and had a hot journey, but eventually regard to Baggage, Clearance, &c.
reached Siao Kong, and found that we OUTFITS AND SUPPLIES of all
had the third and last day of the desoriptions, for PERSONAL USE,
PaCS COM Cs OL UC RULE Can GaSb Ca) SGHOOL, STATION or HOSPITAL,
ceremony. The previous night all the ete., purchased on advantageous
friends and relatives who had come from terms, ;
a distance had not been to bed, but had SUR LGA, Pee
been mourning the whole night through. Enquiries solicited and quotations willingly
Two of our pastors had been busy at the tendered.
eRe a wee Goods packed and shipped or posted to all
gate preaching to the villagers who had parts of the world.
| gathered round, ae For all information apply to:—8 CREED LANE, Ludgate
: We were invited inside to cool down Hill. London. E.C.4 (close to St. Paul’s Cathedral).
; s : othe Telephone: Ciry 2760. Telegrams: ‘‘ UvARposH, CenT
and drink Chinese tea, then we joined Lonpon." Cables—' UvarposH, Lonpon.”
| the procession to the temporary resting-
| : place. First came the sons and grand- The United Methodist Church
| sons, wearing the rough cotton gar- Mi a a
ments which is their form of mourning ; issionary Society.
~ - Mo To, Serene kone
then we accompanied Mr. Ngoh, who SECRETARIES — Foreign — Rev. W. ALEX. GRIST,
insisted on walking behind: and fanning 141 Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, London, S.E.23.;
eae Brera Pied si eoe Acting: Rev. C. STEDEFORD, 13 Silverbirch Road,
us. Next came a procession Carrying ercingion, pene Home—Rey. J. LINEHAM,
3 2 B.A.,Ph.D., 22 ornton Avenue, Brixton, London, S.W.2.
banners, then a band, and then the coffin TREASURERS—Foreign JOSEPH WARD, Haq, | P.,
in a huge sort of red and gilt hearse, Endelifie Grange, Sheffield, Home HARRY HARRIS,
| : Bees re 3 = ns sq., F.S.A.A., 2 and 4 East Circus Street, Nottingham.
| | carried by several men. Finally came the Home Organization Secretary: Rev. J. ELLIS.
| rest of the mourners. We all gathered oe Windsor Road, Forest Gate, E,7.
e = e antern Bureau Secretary: Rev. C. A. DAVIS,
| around the spot where the coffin: was “Oakville,” Cemetery Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire.
resting—it was lifted there by the sons; | and a short and-simple service was held WOMEN’S MISSIONARY
| by a Chinese pastor, when all joined in AUXILIARY
singing ‘‘ God be with you till we meet ees
again.’’? Later we walked back slowly President: Mrs. E. G. WARREN,’ Wick, Downton
| to the house Sallebuays
Renee a Secretary: Mrs. A. TRUSCOTT WOOD, 2 Tamar
Our chief sympathies were for the hus- Terrace, Launceston.
Es Foreign Cor. Secretary: Mrs. H. SUNMAN, B.A.,
| band and the only daughter, as all the ‘THe Matise, Connah's Gates Checian,
sons were married. .Underneath all the Publication Secretary: Mrs. J. B. BROOKS, B.Litt.
2 . : s : Laisteridge Lane, Bradford, Yorks.
pomp and ceremony, which is so‘strange Secretary cats tte sCaatanie -Depactuca cians
to our Western eyes, we felt -how love WITHINGTON, 62 Devonshire Road, Westbury Park.
- Bias oo ristol, ;
makes the whole world kin. As we Secretary of the Invalids’ League: Miss ALLEN,
shook handsrwith the girl on leaving, we Egremont, Cleveland Road, Torquay.
i could tell from the handclasp how dearly News items for the “United Methodist” should not be
= gs sent direct to the Editor but to Mrs. J. B. Brooxs, B.Litt.,
she loved her mother and how much she 3 Laisteridge Lane, Bradford, Yorks. Paragraphs of this
would. miss her in the days to come. OPTS CANN Oa yneds ID ere sce neve ChO aeons
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ee
| i THE
| MISSIONAR |
lt
l il
| “The Church's permanent work is that which is done in the souls of men. lf
This is the building; the rest is all scaffolding.” —Dr. J. OMAN. |
rr
Mendeland: Amateur Surveying 8:
5 : A. C. LAMB,
_ and Devil Dancing. BSc.
HERE are some things which even half months, if the boundaries are acces-
the most imaginative of professors sible and not. submerged in flooded
| would scarcely dream of including streams and swamps, if there are good
in any scheme of training for foreign mis- instruments at hand, if there are helpers
sionary work, but which come unex- who have some idea of the task, and if
pectedly upon the worker on the field. the temperature is fairly cool.
Sometimes these things merely call for If one of these conditions is broken the
the exercise of patience and a certain work becomes difficult, and if all are
amount of common sense. At others they roken at once, as they were for me, it
call for the exercise of specialized know- becomes well-nigh impossible. Severat
ledge and skill. In either case there is acres of the compound were beneath
only one method of treatment—to do seven-year bush—high thick bushes and
them. . ;
Surveying the Tikonko Compound.
Since my return both types of task have
faced me. The first one was represented
by a demand made by a District Commis- ei: j
sioner. He had called me to meet him to ! Cy, ee : t
arrange for the preparation of the lease aes Pick a
for our Tikonko Compound, for an Ordin- id Spee Ee ie,
ance passed two years ago demands that mene yi) a
every piece of land held by non-natives in ae | : t ee c-T
the Protectorate must be held upon cor- @ Mees,
rectly drawn up and witnessed leases, Perea pe hie
which provide for the payment of an ee
annual rental, and which demand the pre- ; i ee a
paration of plans of the land concerned. onal mennpuiatmigiaaia "| if
It was thirty-seven years ago that the pe ei aean— os ie i 18
Rev. W. Vivian first visited Tikonko and kegs en nee A eee
obtained the present mission compound Vig ta et |
from the father of the present chief, but Le 2 ee ee
during the whole of that time no survey bpd A ee oh alta
of the compound had been made and no ’ a | | seg i Bas
plan had ever been drawn. The District Dena a a a Ma BRS
Commissioner now demanded one within ace ee
the space of ten days, and as there was ede << ee oy
no surveyor at hand to take upon himself 5 nae SS. ar rege:
the task, I had to see what I could do. eg ey rt Fete
Such a task may be pleasant enough oa ae pe > aL a Src
under the right circumstances, as, for Ac, Sg es ee Fs ti
example, if it has not been raining ; ; <
steadily every day for the last two and a pee RUE eal TE ae Rev. E, Cocker.
Fresruary, 1930,



Mendeland: Amateur Surveying and Devil Dancing
trees knit into one mass by intertwined crawling through thick bush; in such
creepers and parasite growths. On one conditions the measurements and_ bear-
side of the compound the Sangba stream ings had to be taken. Twice I passed by
had flooded many more acres, to a depth snakes twisting and twining in bushes in
of two or three feet, whilst the Fama _ search of food. The innumerable insects
stream on another side was in the same _ of the swamps made their presence felt.
condition. Their banks, which constitute The mud was most. sticky, the thorny
cur boundaries, were therefore totally in- bushes most scratchy, and the surveyor
accessible. Then there were swamps in’ most tired, when the last bearing was
other places which are not dried up even — taken and the field work done.
in the height of the dry season, and in- However, this stage was eventually
deed, out of the fifty or so acres under reached, and then there came the task of
our care, only about three were capable remembering long-forgotten — trigono-
of a simple survey. metrical formule, juggling with loga-
In response to a hurried wire, Mr. rithm tables, and the transforming of the
Cocker had produced from somewhere a_ data into suitable material for plotting,
prismatic compass, and this, with a tape the drawing of the plans and their
measure, was my only instrument. I despatch to the District Commissioner a
shall not forget the next three days for a day or so before they were due. An in-
long time. Sometimes in pouring rain, teresting job enough it was, and one
at others in fierce sunlight ; sometimes which brought to mind the remark of a
on the house top and sometimes in the minister made to me whilst home on fur-
shelter of a bushpath, sometimes knee lough, a propos of another aspect of the
deep in swamps and flood and at others work which has lain in my hands, “ But
you are not doing real missionary work !”
rs = A Death Dance.
Outside the gates of the Tikonko mis-
: ~ sion there is the small fakai of Taninehu,
| : “4 containing ‘four houses. A few weeks
it : : reget ago the owner of one of them was taken
| i | MOS seriously ill, and little hope was enter-
| aaiaaaneatiricd Es aie we tained of his recovery. His illness was
Baer on ink attributed to witchcraft, wrought by an
ppepeeenete cc aL! eececers Siete unknown enemy, and in order that his
: y,
ge eee re illness might not bring disaster to others
| i Beer SRB ae Soh Soph tes i eae Nore of his family he was taken to a distant
eo Pate 3 AD village to die, for the witchcraft could not
| Fe Pee s ti mt p operate upon the family, they thought, if
| 4. ¥ ad < pa the man were far away. __ :
anae i ie ee The man had not been in the village
Wee , VAR RT i rahe long before his death took place, and then
ae ee RESATES: the body was prepared for its journey
; aa, OO i ee caer back to Taninehu for burial,
é eG kt, Sa One Thursday afternoon the cortege
: e te eae ; a came back, carrying the body wrapped in
a ae ale cloths and mats. Almost as soon as it
eS QF S34 a reached the little fakai, a stream of
Soak ‘ De Li Bo sa ie friends and visitors came from neigh-
SoS om Seen a Eats ae bouring Tikonko to weep with the widows
A alas Gomi, sate ai eee Va in token of respect. They came into the
oath Ld ; ’ a ie pen & house where the dead lay, and joined for
de PE ey +6 BS ert perhaps half an hour in the lamentations
5 or » es ee ah and then, their duties done, passed out
| QS NS ey again to their household duties, and to
Pi ii SNe Ns NE eget 5 allow, others to pay their respects.
eee SR cay Soe aetna All the evening, all the next day, a
The Memorial Wall, Tikonko : second night and a second day the wail-
A oe campbell EAse= Roberts oad eo oocabee ing was kept up, the three widows moan-
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Mendeland: Amateur Surveying and Devil Dancing
ing their lot of widowhood, friends chant- Doré might have pictured. Its head was
ing in dolorous strains the virtues of the a wooden mask of hideous design, a hor-
dead, moaning and chants alike shot rible parody of a human head. From this
through and through with hopelessness there flowed down a dress of rafhia grass
and fear. Saturday evening brought no dyed black, over a dirty, oily black cloth.
cessation of the wailing and songs, but As it pranced about the ‘“‘devil” from
when Sunday came they died down, in time to time touched certain of the spec-
order that folk might rest and prepare tators and received from them a contri-
for the second part of the funeral bution towards the wafting ceremony.
ceremonies. All night long the devil danced, the spec-
Four days after the death of a Mende _ tators chanted, and the drummer beat.
man, there is a ceremony at which the Next night the whole scene was reacted,
soul of the dead is “‘ wafted over the river.” the devil dancing if anything with greater
Feasting and dancing are part of the vigour than ever, so that when Tuesday
rites, and a portion of the food is laid dawned the widows might have forgotten
aside upon the grave of the dead, in order their sorrow and be prepared for the feast.
that he might join with them in their I presume the dancing accomplished its
feast, for it is held in his honour. end, for the time being’ at any rate, for
But before this feast is held it is con- the wailing ceased and the soul was
sidered essential that the widows should wafted safely over the river into shadow
be cheered and that there should be no land. But when the last of the feasters
sorrow shown at it. In order that this had gone and the widows were left once
end might be secured it is usual to call more to themselves, the sound of mourn-
in the most famous Bundu dancer in the ing broke forth once again. Human sor-
countryside, who would, for two nights, tow seemed to be proof against the skill
dance to cheer the bereaved, but in this and power of even the greatest dancer
‘case the most famous dancer in the coun- and devil the country knew.
try was none other than the head wife of
the dead man. Often she had travelled
’ through the whole of the chiefdom to on
cheer others at their deaths, and through : —
ther skill many a soul had passed into the ; ree a)
shadow land of death unhampered by Sei ee:
sorrow, and now she was called upon to a | | Pree Sees
perform the duties for herself and her i ¢ 8 =
two sister widows she had so frequently “Ca fee oT
performed for others. ; ‘ \ } Safa pS
As dusk drew on that Sunday evening a Pea ee
a drummer came from Tikonko into the : 4 oe sg)! Sas
little open space between the fakai and os eae! § eg SI N\renn Se
the mission, bearing in his hand an in- a gee : eo ae
; strument of weird design and unknown | geeew ee) \ U4 cr a rg
descent. Spectators began to gather as |Rgy Bay Ne Ae sé Pi i
he struck up his rhythmic drumming, and ad IP 4 i r ‘ | ee eo
soon they raised a song, a monotonous ey a4 A ee a i
mournful song, of but a single theme, pat ts PF iii u If 5 ‘i 0 bn BE a
and undistinguishable words. Bi eae f f; te ut At & Pees
I went out to see what was passing. |e Ui ia 4) 1 Been os
It had grown quite dark, and the crowd |Eaueeee pa Oe eee =
of spectators, standing in a ring were | Ah ae as ee ave Bs eSirees
- tather hidden than revealed by the light | FAiyassenieemanae LE VN Bape es
of a single dim oil lamp. At one point |gMeRUN Seated" ...2ieeceia lesen Ag
in the ring the drummer sat beating away Sees fates eae ae at
unceasingly at his lon inted tom- | Qgeemeemimane-anaeeapene Be se Ee en
tom, whilst in the ring there pranced as |Zamaseaieal Li ae ig Bend ee Tees Sean ee
grotesque and uncouth a figure as ever a A West African “ Devil.’?
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e

Men of Note in the WANG MING CHI.

Yunnan Church: Rev, W. H. HUDSPETH, M.A, _
: HOUGH only thirty-one years of at the cost of his own life, as contract-

oj age, Wang Ming Chi is such an ing: the disease he succumbed to it. Like

attractive figure that he well deserves father, like son. Wang Ming Chi’s most

a place in this series. He is a mystic earnest desire is to be as true to Jesus

and a dreamer, though a_ practical Christ as was Wang Tao Yuan. “Chi

dreamer, and at each annual meeting he gj hsiang o-tih fu-ch’in ih-iang tso Shang-
has an interesting story to tell of fresh ¢j-tih kong-fu.” “Until I die I want to
ground broken, of | visions experienced, ork for God as did my father.”

ae Hey setiliss; drawn sto. Jesus _It is the proud boast of Wang Ming

Pas s S : ., Chi that he is one of the first batch of

His father, Wang Tao Yuan, was Pe fourteen Miao to be baptized by Pollard

brave man who had so entered into a at Stonegateway in those early days

love of Jesus Christ that he was jay US ae Bde pleewallecd qhese day tercec ihe

even unto death. ee See ae Sacrament of baptism administered, and

ee Bye Fr aieaie eee creedy of When the only inn available was a cave

typhoid, that EI SOIC ela ee 4 on the hillside. That was twenty-four
life and so much feared by all a ie years ago, but with some of our people

TG EEA elena ween ae “the memory of those amazing gatherings

stricken with this fever 12Ne pe ~" still lives, and when hearts grow cold and

serted by everybody and left to recover the way seems long the ast is lived over
or to die without any help whatever, and pee ner te pat. cee ae

when death has come dogs have devoured “5° © s mace:

the body. Hearing that these two men In our Miao work we reproduce the

were ill, Wang Tao Yuan went to them Methodist system of appointing men to

at Mi-ri-keo, where by tender and assidu- different circuits, allowing a preacher to

ous nursing he pulled them through their remain, except under very special circum-

| long night of danger. But, alas, it was stances, three years only. Wang Ming

Chi has served twelve years in the four

Be es. se circuits: Hmao-li-heng-ndang, Hmao-

: : dchao-peh, Chu-tsong-Hai and Hmao-li-

| : ee 5 yew, where he is now working’; and in

A: a / them all he has laboured valiantly. He

sf oe is one of those men who always improve

sete ¥ cee ee a circuit and leave a church with the

i ee, blessings of men, women and _ children
| es eet upon their heads.

i On: oS When last I saw him, upon asking if
| es he had suffered for the Gospel, I was
ce T_% aa D> : greatly humbled. I had been reading
| _ Nore 22. that magnificent record of Paul’s, “Five |

pe ge peer ee times received I forty stripes save one.
| As sis af . ae a Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was
a eee cae ih eee I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck,
: wes Fer ee Li ee etc. Wang Ming Chi’s record was dif-
| Be a8 Pate et eee | ferent, but it was one of which any mis-
a ee | ee sionary might be proud. He has been
Lee ee fired upon by brigands when the ping of
Pe ee ee the bullet has been dangerously near his
eee Pe tee \ eo head; twice he has been caught and
ais BREEN aoe a Ege trussed up by robbers ; once he was well-
Toe ee ea Fg Bi nigh pinned by a spear, and on another
ot =e ees =] ere occasion he was caught and beaten by
eo ee ee soldiers:
ee ears ae During the year when all missionaries
: Mee Ay Chee ae Cee. WA. were compelled to leave their stations, -
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From the Watch-Tower
Wang Ming Chi not only carried on his difficulty and loneliness, to help his
work at Hmao-li-yew, but made new con- people, Wang Ming Chi organized a
quests. In a time of crisis he called to- week’s special prayer-meetings, and, ex-
gether all his members to discuss what plain it as we may, one outcome of those
could be done, when in solemn assembly, gatherings was that a notorious persecu-
after much prayer, each took an oath that tor and an enemy of the Church found
come what may they would remain true his way to Jesus Christ.
to Jesus Christ ; this they would do even Such in outline is the story of another
though it might mean death. Though of your preachers in West China, a man
rebel troops passed by the chapel, the who, when you hear him pray, makes you
preachers were protected in a wonderful feel that he lives very near to the Master,
way, and when later two villages were and this is, after all, the great test both
looted, the villagers, so far from being in East and West. ‘Blessed be the Lord
dismayed, became more zealous in their God of Israel, for He hath visited and
service for God. During those months of redeemed His people.’’
=o fo <0
From The
Watch-Tower Rey. C. STEDEFORD.
e
Wenchow In a recent issue we sionary can use. To disregard the cry of
Gratitude. related the distressing hunger would make preaching a mockery.
i famine conditions prevail- Inthe present emergency many will prove
ing around Wenchow and appealed for the reality of the sympathy which flows
contributions to provide relief, especially through the Church of Christ. The
for the members of our churches threat- method adopted around Wenchow has
ened with starvation. Obviously the een to make the pastors the medium
disaster would have wrought its tragedies for the administration of relief to our
if we had waited until the contributions — church members. They have reported to
could be received and transmitted to the missionaries the cases of extreme
Wenchow. The Treasurer and I therefore need and they convey the relief. It does
assumed the responsibility of cabling not require much imagination to picture
pace hy 2100 for relief, hoping that the thankful joy with which this practical
alee uae eae Christian kindness is received in the
a uned MoeenbO a Meas ae homes of destitute church members
urgent appeal to the kindness of Bur around Wenghoy eased: POL eae
friends to provide the much-needed relief eat - We pice te Da ion h
aa Ss : ~ the Ngoh Tsing District, said that he
Our action in cabling immediate relief peached one widow just in time, as she
has evoked the fervent thanks of our was about to sell: her bed, the last bit
Wenchow _ Executive. = [he = followings Statmninire in the shouse:
resolution has been received: “That this Bae ; As
Executive earnestly desires to express its Our missionaries are not confining
hearty and sincere thanks to the Foreign their relief efforts to the members of our
Missions Committee for the quick and churches. In a distress of this kind it
generous 1esponse to the appeal for has become almost natural for the leaders
famine relief, and to assure the Com- '” public life to turn to the missionaries.
mittee that as a result of its prompt and Mr. Stobie has had previous experience
generous action in this matter most of " this kind of work, and he immediately
our Christians will be spared the suffer- S¢t Into operation all the means of ob-
ings of extreme want during this period taining relief from Chinese sources for
of dearth.” general administration. | When he was
: visiting the Jade Ring Island, at the
Practical The manifestation of the mouth of the Wenchow river, he was in-
Christianity. spirit of Christianity in terviewed by the Chairman of the Chi-
forms of loving service is nese Chamber of Commerce, and the
the most convincing argument the mis- District Magistrate invited him to a con-
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: From the Watch-Tower
sultation. In company with the local dinner one day with Mr. Tsie, our former
pastor, Mr. Stobie waited upon the College Proctor, who lives in the island
magistrate, who informed them that city opposite our chapel. Twice has he
there were 107 villages in his island, fallen into their hands, the latter being
with a population of over 150,000, that about ten months ago at the very land-
the harvest failure was fourfold—rice, ing-place where we landed on Saturday
early and late wheat, beans and pota- —the mouth of a lovely sparsely-peopled
toes, and that the cause was fourfold— _valley—and lost money and clothing to
flood, typhoon, drought and insects. The the pirates. I was told that recently
upshot of the interview was that the pirates attacked the small town of Ts’u-
magistrate forwarded a report through nang, only a few miles from the landing-
our pastor, which Mr. Stobie sent to the place, and the steamer launches that ply
International China Famine Relief Com- between Wenchow and these islands are
mission, now running at a loss—people are so
ape ah much afraid to travel. And so the Chi-
eee DO EUG Famine conditions foster nese world wags—how much even in this
Evils. other evils. The cholera ]ittle place, so near mighty Shanghai and
2 scourge swept around commercial Ningpo, is there, as seen in
Wenchow, one of the worst epidemics this letter, to provide ammunition for
ever known. Our hospital was over- anti-extra-territoriality cancellation speak-
thronged for a considerable time, and ers to back up their appeal for a con-
Dr. Marrow, Nurses B. P. Smith and tinuance of the extra-territoriality trea-
N. B. Raine have had a most strenuous ties.” :
time. They have been rewarded with
abounding success and grateful apprecia- Extra This long word, some-
tion. Territoriality. times abbreviated as ex-
Another result of the famine is seen in trality, will become
: the multiplication of beggars and pirates. familiar to newspaper readers because
Wenchow swarms with beggars, and the Chinese Government has issued a
they can make themselves an intolerable mandate declaring that extra-territorial
: nuisance. Pirates infest the surrounding rights, enjoyed by foreigners in China,
| districts, where the numerous islands are abolished as from January Ist, 1930.
and. mountains provide exceptional op- Those rights secured to foreigners the
portunity and security. In November, privileges of remaining under the juris-
twenty-four hours after the weekly diction of their respective countries, and
steamer had left the Wenchow port for not being: made amenable to Chinese law
Shanghai she was pirated, it is supposed, and Chinese courts. This arrangement
by pirates who embarked as passengefs. originated in the desire of the Chinese
| The passengers were robbed, the cargo Government to be free from any connec-
looted and the food taken. The steamer tion, or concern, with foreigners, but in
had to make for the nearest port in order these later days of new-born nationalism
| to obtain sufficient fuel and food to pro- it is interpreted by New China as a
ceed to Shanghai, where she arrived after stigma of inferiority stamped upon the
| a delay of nearly six days. The pirates Chinese nation. For several years a loud
| made off with more than 50,000 dollars demand has been made for its abolition
| worth of loot. as one of the unequal treaties, and
These incidents give the missionaries foreign Powers have readily consented
some concern as they make their jour- to its abolition as soon as China
neys, and one can understand the thank- could develop a judicial system com-
fulness with which Mr. Stobie was able parable with those of other coun-
to say, in concluding his account of his tries. China recognizes the necessity
visit to Jade Ring Island: “I was not for such a system, but internal dis-
displeased that it did not seem to fall tractions have prevented the possibility
within the dispensations of Providence of establishing one. Nevertheless, the
to permit pirates to molest me or my growing impatience of the popular de-
travelling companions, of whom one was mand for the abolition of unequal
| Pastor T’oa, though I was in the heart treaties has probably occasioned the pre-
| of the pirate-infested district. I had cipitate issue of the mandate. It is a
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Thanksgiving and Intercession
violation of treaty honour for one party ‘Thanksgiving and
to repudiate obligation in this manner, 2
and such actions in former days would Intercession.
have caused battleships to appeas on the Ainehty God who didst sed dliy
horizon. The Powers, however, are hap- Sa? Jee ae Xs is
: 3 : stestenee . Son to be the Saviour of all mankind, we
pily prepared to deal with the question ieee’ ANAS E he Goanel Tl Hage
most considerately, have offered to co- PFatse se Or ne 5 eae \ ane ag
operate with China in securing the end pees ust Pe! ae facie es te
desired, and their attitude has been re- © ev ee wee ro ae cognized by the Chinese Minister for a ee ete nt Se a
Foreign Affairs, Dr. C. T. Wang, as a ‘mnumera ue Company v no OrG yee ou
welcome friendly gesture. It seems to OF every nauon under Heaven:
be understood that January Ist marked 74; y¢ praise God :
the beginning of a process rather than peat a parse
the abrupt termination of a practice. For the Saicty. On Our Yunnan missions
s ue Sarees aries, Mr. Hudspeth and, Mr. Cottrell,
The abolition of extra-territoriality 444 the carriers who accompanied them,
affects the commercial community much \yhen they were attacked by brigands.
more than it does the missionaries. It is ROC hee devoted iaboure of oucowWene
very rarely a judicial case arises affecting ee cies : Hirer the eeonae
missionaries, whereas business affairs ‘ OW eter ears ee a
frequently call for adjudication. Some ‘“7I7° andrplae ue. :
q WenC j on. 0 sae : :
missionaries regard the change with For the. taithtylness of the Chinese
alarm, others welcome it, and most are Christians, and their zealous prosecution
indifferent to it. JI do not think it occa- of Christian work in many trying cir- ,
sions cause for concern. The best protec- CUTTS BINGE,
tion for missionaries is the good will of _ , For the steady progress of the work
the people, and that good will has been !9 East and West Africa.
secured to such a degree that during a L . :
Eciadeitas=troubl and 3 ose et us pray:
period, as troublous and menacing as sce
any likely to be experienced, the mis- For generous contributions towards
sionaries have rarely been molested. the great work of Missions from all our
More frequently even brigands have people.
shown them respect. At the same time That those who are responsible for our
there is a form of protection our churches educational missionary work in China
should not fail to provide, as they have may be divinely guided in these days of
often done in the past, and that is the difficulty.
protection of prayer. That the literature now being’ sent to
our local secretaries may be used to
Our Secretary. Mr. Grist had to wait in kindle missionary enthusiasm.

Yunnanfu for a few weeks That many young men and women
before he could obtain permission to may be led to equip themselves for mis-
travel inland. He succeeded in reaching sionary service .

Chaotong,, after a trying journey, about O Lord, we beseech Thee to look upon
the middle of November. The delay has the dark places of the earth in mercy,
so far affected his plans that instead of and speedily bring to an end all cruelty
being in Wenchow for Christmas he is ‘and idolatry, and may all people be
not expecting’ now to arrive there until enlightened with the saving knowledge
February. May a gracious Providence of Thy truth, through-Jesus Christ our
direct and protect him. Lord. Amen. :

By 4

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7 e
Jacob’s Ladder—Pitched ew Boek
- ‘ by
| Between Heaven and Nanking. = Lady HOSIE
' ANY years ago at a literary din- The book is a sequel to the delightful
NM ner Lord Balfour put in a plea ‘‘Two Gentlemen of China,’’ which Lady
for cheerful books. Most people Hosie wrote in 1924. We meet many of
have only a limited time for reading, as the same people, especially the charming
a rule when the day’s work is done, and Li Cheng, “The Encourager of Sin-
these need books which give hopeful cerity,” and Flower, Gentle Calm, Small
views of love and friendship, books Six, and other members of the Kung
Wl which relieve the care and weariness the family. But the Chinese Lady, whose
i day has brought, and cleanse the spirit portrait is etched so skilfully, is Mrs.
by showing that even in the sunless Sung. We meet her first on the river
paths of life there are occasional graci- steamer as it floats down the Huangpu
ous rays of light and warmth. from Shanghai ; she and her husband and
Such a book is before me as I write; their two children, Little Cloud and
a beautiful book, breathing the spirit ex- Strong-as-a-Rock, are on the same boat
pressed in immortal words written many as Lady Hosie, and an acquaintance
centuries ago: whatsoever things are begins which ripens into friendship. The
ce true, whatsoever things are honest, book is partly the story of Mrs. Sung—
| whatsoever things are just, whatsoever a small part really—and partly—a large
| things are pure, whatsoever things are part—of modern China and some of its
lovely, whatsoever things are of good remarkable people. Lady Hosie accom-
; report—write of those things. This is panied her father and mother, Professor.
* what Lady Hosie has done in “ Portrait and Mrs. Soothill, on a journey through
of a Chinese Lady.’? (Hodder and _ portions of China a few years ago, when ~
| Stoughton, 21s.) Professor Soothill was a member of the
2 Indemnity Commission, and her
Es a ee e book tells of some of the beau-
Le ee ee eee §=6tiful and deep things she saw
| ; il a ee a ye ake eat ia and heard on that journey.
| EE ee i eee E ee The study of different tem-
\, = eraments and different points
| Be ee ee ew 1s a fascinating one, anc
ef ) fs a = = one: imagines that no place in
ea ee een ee eve mee ee ee the world offers greater scope
Soar bet ceo ee: Ber for such tudy than Chi
ne 4 Sees vie Ce ee a | su a study than ina.
A eee ety Beal ee ea e ~ Lady Hosie has a_ finely-ex-
| se ae a ee eae Me fee) ee) =o pressed afologia for these dif-
| TEE # ci i Rea . Hee cakes! H ce # ferences.
ee Pilpcss cee ee ai aS Sees el 5 1 :
ie 4 oy Fea ae iar eee The whole structure of Chinese
| fees fd Fic ae se Yona ee 3 life and thought seems built on
|) aes Guiles) a ea ' other foundations than ours... .
| Be me as ee 1a Sa ae ee ta just as a Chinese house is dif-
bees ai 4 oe 2 ea | ee ferent from, ours. Yet, houses
| ee Set Areas Vee eel they both are; warm dwellings
| fe ‘te | 2 heage = CE: mini g | . 4 for frail human beings. And what
ee ee a mee is life without variety? What
| oo ia i‘ : ee eee 86CiCOuld =be more soul-destroying
ae ee = Ff icettonaamee au than a world whose houses were
| er ee) alike, where all the inhabit-
| Bence ee Be ea 2 Bae ants had the same complexion,
freee: : : sas caiman Bll te shape of head, spoke the same
| me = ane a : eS tongue, and elaborated the same
et thoughts? What a shocking thing
a ee would be a world composed of
ee ee = —S Anglo-Saxons only, of Chinese or
ip Sg eae ame nee ey een kee aes ie Indians! How deplorable and
CEG ae eis 2 tasteless a society where all wor-
Figure of Confucius in a shipped alike, a society composed
Temple in Chefu. [Photo: Mr. T. Butler, J.P. entirely of Methodists or Moham-
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Jacob’s Ladder—Pitched Between Heaven and Nanking
medans, Catholics or Parsees! The joy is and common things. And it is a rare
to discover the ties between us, to build on thing for her to fail to see something
the common factors of our philosophies and — beautiful and true and hopeful even in
experiences, to perceive the likenesses in our “ the drabbest and most depressing ‘inci-
dissimilarities, the unifying principle in our dent. One can imagine her daily morn-
variability. If now and again we Hit Pe OUT rere aise Kee = 2
eyes, we may catch a glimpse of the rain- ing’ prayer to be:
bow-hued pattern in the heavens of our in- Thou who hast given me eyes to see,
terwoven humanity here below. We hold our
breath, perceiving a glimmer of the great : 5 5 z S ‘
Artist’s idea. Give me a heart to find out Thee
And read Thee everywhere.
But there is another side to this, and
enlightened Chinese are not slow to re- Though this is not a missionary book
cognize it. One day a visit was paid to in the narrow sense of the word, in the
the Summer Palace, a few miles out of best and widest sense it is a missionary
Peking. Two Chinese ladies were of the book. Among the few missionaries
party. They reached a point command- directly mentioned Pollard’s name has a
ing a fine view. pee oe a story of He
: nh Rev. F. els ottrell’s capture by
“Look!” I cried, pointing to the Palace brieands is ie story familiar to the
below, ‘‘It is fairyland. s se ai sooner iees eels axe alad
But they would not look. Their eyes were TCACCTS O Ce pr ee
turned down the hill at my parents slowly [0 see a fine portrait of the Rev. John
coming up. To my dismay I saw Miss Li, of Yunnan : one of the many beauti-
Way’s fine lips quivering. I touched her ful illustrations in the book from the
arm and asked what ailed. ‘I am looking camera of Mr. T. Butler.
at something much more beautiful than a This ic Bre ee Bey
palace,” she said slowly. ‘Look at your his is a missionary book in the sense
father helping your mother up the path, that on every page we are conscious of
holaing her sunshade over her, waiting on that “Love which moves the sun and
her. Oh! when will such a thing be pos- other stars.’’ It 7s a missionary apolo-
sible to a Chinese man and his wife? To getic, though apparently not written
you it is nothing. You expect such conduct with that end. And yet a doubt arises
from any father to any mother. in the mind as that last sentence is
“Tt is coming in China,” I protested to penned. The daughter of two greatly
her. beloved missionaries, and herself a
_“Blossom and I will be dead by that woman with a flaming’ missionary heart :
ne : ape ee head. ‘‘We pave a ‘could a book on China be written by her
Saylit in ekin nat a man ays reen + "1 + * 4
ere for a donkey, and can Bae a wife ore SLOWED and intending: to show;
for five.”? ’ s what the Way of Jesus means to China,
‘‘and it is true, literally true,’? echoed and now ie ence eye words for
Blossom Lo, her eyes striking fire. old to all who follow the Way? No,
indeed. And one can believe that many
Not many incidents of this kind are who have come to think of Christianity
related in this book: there are a few, @5 4 back number, or else an impos-
but not many. Experiences which brought sible idealism, will be led to ask them-
sorrow and grief are lightly touched selves some very searching questions as
upon ; events in the life of China which they turn the pages of this entrancing
bewilder and disappoint her most enthu- book.
siastic friends and admirers are only “Portrait of a Chinese Lady’? has an
hinted at, not elaborated. For, even in indescribable charm. This is partly due
these, Lady Hosie saw some gleams of to the fact mentioned above, that moved
hope, some signs pointing to a better by an instinctive generous purpose Lady
way. As a true observer she knew that Hosie set out to record what was of vir-
life in China, as elsewhere, has its low tue and of praise in the people she met,
levels as well as its high ones. But even ‘and partly due to her great gift of beau-
the lowest of low levels is not entirely tiful prose. - But this does not wholly
void of the glory that excelleth. Lady account for the grace of this book. What
Hosie is always keen-eyed, and never really does account for it is the personal-
more so than whén among’ simple people ity of the writer. But to enlarge on this
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Dr. John S. Clemens: A Great Friend of Missions
would be to endanger a greatly-prized “And what was the first sentence
friendship. which came from the lips of that grey-
It is to be hoped that this book will . haired Englishwoman, as she fell on her
be widely read in China, especially by the son’s heart?
ruling classes there. It should convince ““Qh!? she cried. ‘I do hope that
them that the best feeling in England is no Chinese has been killed for us! ’
one of real friendship with the Chinese “He replied, ‘None. Not one drop of
people. The attitude of the missionaries blood, Chinese or foreign, has been
is revealed im a significant incident. A _ shed.’
mob had attacked a missionary’s house “She answered, ‘ Thank God !’”
in the recent anti-foreign troubles. Whilst A book so rich in incidents of this sort
the missionary and his son were seeking is a precious gift. As page after page
help the women were in grave danger. has been turned one has felt a wonderful
The mob broke into the house, and the refreshment of spirit. Reading it has
women hid themselves as the rioters pil- been a sheer joy ; nay, it has been more :
laged and threatened to murder the in- it has deepened one’s confidence in the
habitants. Just as the door where the marvellous power of love, God’s love
besieged were hiding seemed on the point and man’s love, to change all that is
of giving’ way to the invaders there was painful and sad, in China and England
a shout, a rush of feet, then silence. The and everywhere, into what is true and
| son’s voice was heard calling,‘“‘Mother!” lovely and of good report. One has seen
“Half fainting, they staggered out. Jacob’s ladder, pitched between Heaven
. . . One more feeble push and the and Nanking, and the angels of God
door would have been down. ascending and descending, A. E. J. C.
| Dr. John S. Clemens: ORSON
; A Great Friend of Missions. M.D.
‘ R. CLEMENS: was always evan- have made. Foreign Missions became a
ID gelical in outlook. He did all he deepening interest in the men of Ran-
possibly could to encourage his moor College during his Principalship,
students in missionary endeavour.’’ and this is seen in the splendid service
| These words, spoken by the Rev. E. W. being; done by men at home as well as
Hirst, M.A., at the funeral of Dr. by those on the field overseas.
eee | Clemens, were emphatically true. The It was a real gain to the cause of mis-
imperialism of Christianity, the claim of sions when he got men like the Rev.
Christ to world dominion, strongly ap- [F. B. Turner to give lectures to the
pealed to this man of world-wide vision. students on missionary work. Others
One cannot but feel what an ideal mis- also gave help in this way, and _ these
sionary he would have made. This was lectures had much to do in stimulating
impressed upon me in the days, long ago, _ interest in missions among his students.
when I was his junior colleague in the Many will recall the stirring address
Dewsbury Circuit. And when later he he gave in London in 1900 at a Students’
| was appointed to be a teacher of future Conference, when he pleaded that the
| ministers and missionaries, my heart re- students in the colleges should have a
joiced that a man of such culture and good grounding in the spheres of mis-
imagination, of such enthusiasm and all- sionary service their Church was engaged
conquering faith should have been called in, and that this should be supplemented
to so responsible a task. later by knowledge of other fields. “The
The missionary spirit of his home life more practical interests of the students
is seen in that his brilliant son, who was in missionary work is of great value, and
so tragically drowned, had intended to is no unimportant item of preparation for
offer for missionary work. And one feels missionary interest in after years,” he
what a fine missionary Cuthbert would said. It was due to Dr. Clemens, we
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Wenchow Preachers’ Training School
believe, that the students commenced to many of our missionaries and-in our
hold missionary meetings of their own. home ministers. From China and from
Many missionaries have been grateful Africa waves of sympathy have come
to him for the generous hospitality he across the seas to Mrs. Clemens, and
showed to them from time to time. He admiration for her loving devotion to
was a great gift of God to our Church. their late leader. And his son and
His statesmanship, scholarship and daughter are also prayerfully remem-
loyalty will ever abide in our memories. bered by those who loved their father
His influence still abides in the hearts of | and who owed to him lasting gratitude.
9 z
W enchow Preachers The Initial Stages.
Training School: Rev. W. R. STOBIE.
I the early part of last year the circuit Second place was given for this ser-
ministers were communicated with mon. This man is a teacher in one of
about starting a Preachers’ Training our country schools.
School. As a result nine men from five Tile like 2408 “ Repentance
circuits submitted themselves for exam- es Seg : 1 zZ =D
aaetion without reformation leads to a more evil
The examination consisted of a written core (ay Too hwar a ONenchow
§ 2 sae . word) is to regret the old evil, to recog-
test of the knowledge of certain portions eee et cearaino ne Old: Gilante
of Scripture: Mark, Galatians, and the let a h ce i To ie (Wa rs
story of Paul as recorded in Acts. Fif- ate Cron so ( ), O Re Menen ony
ee Scat. See Set Mark. five Word) is to change into the new. (c) To
questions were set on Mark, five souls : : t
on Acts, and five on Galatians. The "Ste! (Ciien put ono fo hanes
Sorat 5 aa additicn, is to pull down the old house
examination occupied two days. The seed :
candidates also had to preach trial ser- x Bane DearS Dace. 1 foe
mons. The percentages of the four |, ee es ee one pa dee a
highest for examinations and sermons as i ee 1 1 s os ee yoyo a
avere80, 75° 72 and 68. has ee a local preacher five years. e
The candidates were allowed to choose ‘S * *@7™&F ane
their own texts, and the choice they IV. Acts ii. 1-4. “The Appearance
made is interesting. of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.’’ Like
I. Mark i. 1-8. “The Preaching of wind: (a) No form, colour or body ; (b)
the Forerunner.” John was (a) Sincere; Goes everywhere, though sin bars the
(b) Humble ; (c) Brave; (d) A witnesser Spirit from entering the heart; (c) As
for Christ ; (e) A preacher of repentance trees evidence the blowing of the wind,
and of the baptism of purity; (f) An so repentance and faith prove the
effective preacher as seen from the presence of the Spirit in the heart. Like
results. fire: (a) Purges uncleanness; (b) Gives
This candidate was placed fourth for light; (c) Smelts and purifies metal :
his sermon, but was adjudged to be first tests Christ’s followers ; (d) Warms.
of the four selected in Bible knowledge. This candidate was given third place
He is a farmer. He has been a local for his sermon. He has been president
preacher for ten years, is treasurer of his of a country Middle School. He also
circuit and of the thanksgiving fund. farms a little land. He has been a local
He is thirty years of age. preacher fifteen years, and is thirty-five
II. 2 Timothy iii. 14-17. “The Value years of age.
of the Word.”? The Word is precious These men will be given two years’
to us because (a) It is the food and milk training ; we cannot give them a longer
of the soul ; (b) It distinguishes between period, though we should much like to
good and evil; (c) It arms us against do so: their services are so urgently
€vil as armour. needed. When it is remembered that
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Day of Prayer for Students
one of our evangelists, who is doing a our carriers were captured and all our
circuit minister’s work, is over eighty goods looted. Later the carriers were
years of age; another circuit minister is released, and are now in Stonegateway.
over seventy ; two of the younger minis- “Among many things taken were my
ters have had long and*serious illnesses, camera and a number of photographs.
and two of our pastors need assistants, I was also bringing in (to post to you)
as they have to be away from their cir- another article on Men of Note in Yun-
cuits so often on administrative work nan. But this has been stolen too. 1
and examining candidates for baptism: can re-write the article, but there will be
when these facts are taken into account no photograph.
it will readily be seen that the four men “Mr. Grist arrived on Tuesday, hav-
now accepted for training will soon have ing had a very hard but a safe journey.
to go into active service. It was plucky of him to come, as_ the
These men will have many opportuni- Consul and other authorities advised him
ties for preaching in and around the city. not to travel, the road being far from
They will also be initiated into the splen- safe. But he braved all dangers and
did work of the Christian Endeavour difficulties, and now he is with us helping
5 Society: a very active organization, to solve our problems.”

; engaged in Poor Relief, running a We sympathize with Mr. Hudspeth and
Saturday evening Bible class, the Wed- Mr. Cottrell in the loss of their belong-
nesday evening Street Preaching Ser- ing'’s, but we heartily congratulate them
vice, and doing other excellent things. on coming safely through this perilous
This will lead them, we hope, to start a adventure.
similar society in the circuits where they
will be appointed. And they will, of te
course, have the advantage of receiving
Poe help from our. Wenchow Day of Prayer

ollege.

I ask all those who read this article for Students.

. to remember these men in their prayers, Sunpay, February 16th, is the Univer-

| that they may become Spirit-filled preach- sal Day of Prayer for Students arranged
ers of the Word: men with an intense by the World’s Student Christian Federa-

love and zeal for the work of the Chris- tion, of which the Student Christian

tian ministry. Movement in this country is a member.

: The opportunities and responsibilities of

se the student community are great, and our

te rayer is asked for the coming of the

| Missionaries Attacked mie dom of God in Universities, Train-

1 ing and Technical Colleges. The mem-

wea by Brigands. bership of the British. Movement is

’ the early days of January we re- 12,000; that of the Federation 300,000.

ceived a letter from the Rev. W. H. These figures are some indication of the
| Hudspeth, M.A., dated from Chao- effect that a student generation devoted
tong-fu, November 23rd, in which he to the service of Christ and His Church
wrote: would have upon the life of their own
“Last Monday, when Mr. Cottrell and country and of the whole world. The in-
I were coming from Stonegateway to creasing’ observance of this day not only
Chao-tong to meet Mr. Grist, we were in the Universities, but in the Church at
attacked by a band of armed brigands. large, is a scurce of great encouragement
Happily we succeeded in escaping, but to all who are engaged in this work.
| Sa )



: e 9
The Editor’s Notes.
Rev. J. E. Swallow. on the earth? In order to save us too
E shall always hold in gratitude great a mental effort, the friend who put
for his many abounding services the queshon promptly answered eo
to the cause of Missions the Roughly three quarters of a million. 4 nd
Rev. J. E. Swallow. Last month Mr. eleven million Scriptures: were sent out
Swallow reached his seventy-fifth year. last yee "i e -
We rejoice that his excellent health ; ‘
enables him to continue his much-appre- An Artist who became a Bishop. :
ciated work in connection with the Mis- z The U nited Council for Missionary
sionaries’ Literature Association. | The Education has_ published another DEW;
Thirty-cighth Report of the Association missionary biography: “Tucker of
has just been issued. Rev. J. D. Cros- Uganda.” This is the ninth in this
Jand is the able assistant of Mr. Swallow Valuable series. Archbishop Lord David-
in this good work. son, in an interesting Preface, says there
wx * % * * is no other instance in English history
A Fine Example. of a prominent artist, whose pictures are
eDaie knew al a Rela wall to be seen in the Royal Academy, and
: Pe ctaes: Gir Beer he elsewhere, hearing a sudden call to Holy
G B + eae Ci = oo Pane = Orders and responding to it with enthu-
as Eee ae ae ent ee siasm. After seven years in the ministry
Missionary society. Wir. barber, at home he went out to Uganda a
who was assistant to Dr. Dale, says that Bishop of Eastern REGAtOHAL Atos :
Dale’s knowledge of missionaries was line a Bor aac a enbad tor the
amazing—their names and the fields they Wissen For aera vane Alexander
worked in, and the character of their Meickes saad Barner the iueaen of leader:
work, with its difficulties and its disap- ship SA Eve Month even tlicr Mie eo allont
ointments, and yet, withal, with its suc. 24’ 4- pe 3 . z me
Eeue: “He ‘told me that one of the finest soe ee ee ere ae
books of devotion that he ever read was ‘Phe presence of a man of Tucker’s
the L.M.S. Report, and he read each valibr ‘ cis : mare
Pere Bo port frota. cover to. cover. calibre soon made itself felt, and when
J ee a fee orang twelve months later he returned to Eng-
EAH Dale atinide: 16 Foraiga land to appeal for helpt in his vast dio-
WE OnS today would: Be ieie not dim. ¢°S® 2 wave of missionary enthusiasm
=n . Fe Se) J ) = SW 5) . similar -
cult to know, for with his growing years See paper St aoe auras
iS eeraet yeas cs by Livingstone thirty-two years before.
he had a growing yearning that all the 4 5 we Bee |
Medduiiehe KhowcthecloyesoE God. in tee Oe a
Chix Tests eee eee ead Uganda is due in no small degree to the
have rejoiced in the more modern ways heroic abouts Ob ls eed: ate
eee rotch: no: only throuenermen Med retired through ill-health in 1912. He
; 5 e ages aoe :
al side, but the Educatienal, Industrial cern a Does eo ences
and Social side, for Dale’s great ideal pgeeceas ins cea ta a % %
of Redemption was an all-round one, and :
that: life in all its provinces should be The Generous African. Rea
led to acknowledge the sovereignty of One incident related in “Tucker of
Christ. Uganda ” reveals the generosity of the
* * * % *% African. In September, 1909, the cathe-
aaa lral in Uganda was destroyed by light-
Eleven ! a ganda was destroyed by light
is ee - Year! : ning. Within ten minutes of the flash,
ee ie eal ing fact worth coe the whole reed roof, dry as tinder, was
te ae; e€ bible House in Queen Vic- ablaze, and within a short time the build-
oan treet the other day, in company ing was a charred ruin. Almost imme-
Se e Ses: we were told that diately the Baganda chiefs determined to
Sen a oe ee Zs Sis See rebuild, and _at a meeting of purely:
SR aie Pi es WeEC SSCNE ZOU to a African Christians a_ resolution was
P = Sah e aa! last ee But what passed that they would save the money
mill; seen 0 say nothing of eleven for rebuilding from their rents. Every
i € question was put to us: chief who had ten tenants would give the
many days is it since our Lord was _ rent of four, and those who had hundreds
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“And So We Went Toward Rome”
and thousands of tenants would give in He Changed his Mind.
like proportion. In this way they hoped According to the L.M.S. “Chronicle,”
to raise in three years ten thousand ag man in Yorkshire, who had not had
pounds. Forty per cent of their rent roll holiday for a few years, decided that
for three years! one was due to him. He put aside £25:
ma a x ¥ % for this purpose, contemplating one of
: sae : the Atlantic trips in the “Celtic.’”’ Then
Liquor Traffic in West Africa. Dr. J. D. Jones visited his church and
An influential missionary deputation spoke so movingly on the needs of mis-
f recently waited upon the Secretary of sionary work that he changed his mind,
the Colonies urging that active measures and sent that £25 to the ‘Missionary
should be taken in regard to the liquor Society.
trafic in West Africa. The Government z = * *
is giving serious consideration to what Rev. and Mrs. K. W. May.
is undoubtedly a grave matter. It is To the Rev. and Mrs. K. W. May, of
hoped that drastic measures will soon be Tongch’uan, S.W. China, a son was born
taken. on November 8th last.
. “- fe <2
“And So We Went
‘Toward Rome.” Rey. ALAN T. DALE, B.D.
HE “Tungchow” dropped her anchor _ bitter coldness blowing into every shelter
a into the yellow waters of the Taku of the deck. The dim end of a Novem-
Bar. I muffled myself up, and ber day. A leaden sky and the threat
stepped out on to the deck. A coastal of snow. An American doctor, a busi-
vessel, full of gesticulating Chinese, ness man from Amsterdam, and myself.
grounded on a mud bank a hundred Ugh! We stopped under the bridge and
i yards away, in a dropping tide. Small looked out into the rapid dusk. A long
Ea boats bobbing on the water. A wind of low line and the flicker of a handful of
Pea] lights. North China!
= Next morning, before breakfast, we
: : : began to move up the Pei Ho. The sky
| : pane : | was wonderfully clear and untroubled.
eee : Fe ag N aa The wind had dropped. The sunlight
ger aN a lifted into sharp relief the detail of bank
: Fg a ig : and field and village. I gazed at the
peel : : re a | land of my commission. It retreated on
—_ : every side into the level distance—
| . ee bleak, brown, still, broken here and there
5 ss . ie ; by lonely trees. Junks moved heavily
I eS ae citywards and seawards, and except for
. a ae the ship behind us, the only traffic of the
. “~—~naey ~ : river. The land looked the thing I had
ae: read it to be, the settlement of blown
es | Oe sand from the great inland deserts. And
2 a so we came to Tientsin, said good-bye to
a fe) the sea and the ships—our inseparable
: : a acquaintances for over eleven thousand
Re a 4 miles—set firm foot on steady land, and
eae ies , | looked about us. China!
= Here I am now in Tongshan for Christ-
| e mas. I am trying’ to collect my scat-
ie tered thoughts in Mr. Eddon’s study!
: Through the windows the same _ plain
z 5 retreats into the distance. Beyond the
Rev, Alan T. Dale, B.D. acacia trees of the compound the only
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4
“And So We Went Toward Rome”
eminences that break the monotony of of the Christian Church has sounded :
the brown level of the ground are graves, Jerusalem to Tung Kang Yao!
thrown up, without apparent plan, And what do I think about it all?
everywhere you look. | Northward lies News comes in to us of the Civil War
the town, the railway works, and the and of the Manchurian episode. Chinese
buildings of the Kailan Mining Adminis- soldiers, all mere boys, were laughing
tration. From the distance, chimneys and singing in the raw cold in Tientsin
and smoke and a slag-heap, and, for me, East station as I came through. You
memories of that city of distinction, hear everywhere of “extra-territoriality”
Stoke-on-Trent! The town itself, with and the “infringement of sovereign
its tortuous lanes, its open shops (here rights.’? Upon these questions you will
and there one in the modern style), its | not expect me to speak. Only prolonged
multitudes, its noise, its dirt, crowds observation and informed deliberation
with its alien images my bewildered entitle a man to pronounce on problems
mind, so conspicuously delicate and intricate.
Last Friday I had my first taste of | But no one can survey, even with brevity,
Chinese country roads and Chinese vil- the present disturbed and uncertain situa-
lages. I went with Mr. Richards and tion in this country, reading the news-
Mr. Eddon and Pastor Su to Tung Kang papers, watching the crowds in the
Yao, “West ‘ Kang’ Kiln,’? one of the streets and on the stations, listening to
villages where the large earthenware men in touch with the interior—without
pots called “kangs ” are made. We went feeling thrilled, if he be a Christian man,
by rickshaw. That is, the rickshaws that he has at his disposition the glorious
were with us all the way: sometimes we good news of Jesus Christ, and of what,
rode in them, and sometimes we didn’t! in particular, John Bunyan called, and I
We jogged for some distance by the Tou suspect it meant much to him in his
Ho (the Peck River), over the Big’ River stormy life, “the steadiness of the Lord
Bridge, between Temple Hill and some Jesus Christ.” But above all, to the need
precipitous quarries. It was good to see of the common people, jostling one
the coming and going along these coun- another not only in the lanes of this town
try roads: carts dragged by every com- but in the lanes and streets of all the
bination of ox and mule and donkey and cities and villages of China, no man’s
pony, and people on foot and on bicycle. ears can be stopped.
It is the sign of the passing, if but tem- There is work to do in England in the
: porary passing, of local banditry. We matter of the plain preaching of the Gos-
left the river and its willows, and jolted, pel of Jesus Christ. No one would deny
with more or less success, among the that, or its urgency. But the need. of
myriad paths that cross and recross this _ this great country and its. common
undistinguished countryside. We passed _ people, living “in the shadow of -uncom=
through one of the kiln villages, with its prehended crucifixions,”’ walking still in
rounded kilns (memories of Etruria and a great darkness, stumbling and unaware
the Vale of Trent !) and its walls of of those simple things tht shine on every
broken pots. At last we came (after page of our New Testament ; how ter-
slightly missing our way and being rible it is!
dragged back over ploughed land) to I have never been happier than-I have
Pung Kang Yao, and the little three- been in these brief days in China. It. is
roomed building which is school and glorious to feel in the grip of a great
chapel. We were received in triumph commission; to be called to say in this
the school was out and in uniform—and land, with the authority of the Lord
the blare of trumpets, several Uncertain Jesus, those things about God and the
[rumpets, lifted our approach into the redemption of men He lived and died to
realm of triumphal entries. It was a authenticate. There is no joy I have
great day for the little community. The known that touches the joy I know in the
chapel was packed. Seven candidates prospect of helping these people “to see”
for baptism, after a preceding catechism, —if I may adapt some famous words—
were baptized. Then the simple taking “the want and worth of Jesus Christ our
by us all of the Sactament of the Lord’s Lord and to venture their souls upon
Supper. How far the Certain Trumpet Him.”
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New Channels for An enthusiast for Missionary
S lh B k Literature visits in imagination
selling DOOKS. his own Church.

“No man yet measured the depth and books? They will not find them in most
acuteness in this Country of the hunger for bookshops or on the bookstalls. It would
books.” be a fine piece of work for the Christian

UR eyecmay Ge mothe ends ofthe ma" to bring boys and girls into the
: Sees 4..:. presence of books through his own
earth and may miss the opportuni- heare 5
ties at our own doorstep. I must Seid. ees Se :
Secrecy pee reais cata Still within the precincts of my own
think in terms of my own Church, using S ais . + Ss oe ae
ate Sirs = church I think of the Wayside Pulpit.
the microscope rather than the telescope. ; ae he : g
pe Chek and cee the Once Once in a W hile, why should this not have
ce ae - Zs Wee b ee id some striking phrase from a missionary
BOaLCE OLS Teen Daze, 2DUE Were 1S ear book, with the name of the book
a notice about books. A new list might jitached?
Po prepared ee on Sone ve There is my Church Magazine, Con-
ake notice, and to prepare this sf See eT pat ean
seciened as a dut Ha Cone keen Saiite nexiond weekly, as well as monthly
Se ae This might be their win- JOU a ete oG, er oe cOure oe
4 é pea ¢ i 5 reading, with missionary matters out-
dow of evangelism. ; Tess Slee eee.
: Sometimes on the printed order of ser- oe Nore Sees eee a Cee

a , ; n the church bazaar, “that glorious
vice there should be a notice about a and greedy tumult,” there is a place
recent book. The notices that are given Waiting for books. Why should not
out in the service might be an occasion members of the church see to it that the
Boe ries for commendation of a bow hospitals, and the children’s wards in
ee ae we ae that t e particular, are provided with these books.

nearer knows where he may see anc Where bookshops are far away, the
eee pee Cee draper, or soe or chem might have
cI muss Syaieae yersary missionary books on their counters.
comes round books should not be forgot- Always the first principle is that books
ten and should be within sight, but why should be within sight and within reach
; eeu aes he be a ee en ee of those for whom they are meant. The
ehurch: there are not books for sale, minister can do much by the occasional
why should there not be books on view? mention of a book, alway rided that
ys I C : 2 k, always provided tha
This is my favourite doctrine, the power the hearers know how they can get it.
of the physical presence of books. Let It is not imagined that any one Church
a good book be accessible, _ said Charles can carry out all of these ideas, but it
Dickens, “and, my life on it, it shall be should be possible for each Church to
extensively bought, read and well con- select some way or ways for introducing
| sidered. missionary books to those who will find
There should be also a Book Secretary in them light and inspiration.
| through whom any of the books on view
can be ordered. — Incidentally it is a These are brief notes from one section
valuable thing’ in the Church to have of the most valuable address delivered to
| ey and titles of duties, for young the United Council for Missionary Educa-
people. tion by Mr. Sydney ‘Walton, the well-
The bookstall should not be hidden in known publicist.
the vestry, but placed where people pass ESS.
| to and fro. In some churches a book- =fe
club is possible, the members of which
subscribe so much a month. There might Rey. Joun Macpeatu, M.A., is well
even be a book of the month and the known as a writer of interesting ad-
| minister of the church take his part in dresses for young people. His latest
commending the book. In the Sunday hook, “Lamps and Lamp-lighters,’’ is
School for elder scholars there might be equal to its predecessors. There is
a book-club where members pay a penny nothing: mawkish about these addresses,
| a week. : : but a fine healthy ring in each one of
But how do boys and girls come into them. The book is published by the
the physical presence of missionary Carey Press at 2s. 6d.
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Successful Missionary Maurice Loughton, of Newmarket Sun-
Collectors. day School, Louth Circuit, has distin-
ie : 7 cuished himself as a missionary col-
Betty Tippet, of St. George’s, Truro, 7 e Br pecan cee vaate ao ? ;
is sixteen years of age, and is a teacher fe oa A Se ilake eet ro W. aor
in the Primary Department. During the ‘© © ae y. odds coppers thee
last four years she has _ collected £1 Os. 2d. During the two following
£23 Qs. 5d. for the missionary cause. years he has adopted a system of periodic
Her parents are members and workers at collecting from friends, which has rea-
St. George’s, and her grandparents are _ lized the sum of £5 16s. and £6, respec-
; * 5 Fats as
ee ‘toe és. “« : z : \ i fe © a
ee a 4 . oe
ae bi a ey
Cm = =9F
Sees: % E SS aes N ii
eee Me fe Eee
ee es ar hey :
Be Bie sce See beste aC 3 ook :
: Be ce Re ex SMR eae | ag .
ge Se Aer j ay,
ga i cae = Sees # ee :
ee, = ; hi es :
Betty Tippet. Maurice Loughton.
esteemed members also. We hope Betty tively, making a total of £12 16s. 2d.
will continue her good work and become Maurice has taken his box again, and we
one of our very best West Country hope he has found joy in his work. We
collectors. congratulate him on his achievement.
WT a
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1H gr erie
& on ~ Sie Oy,
vi ee ee EN : 3 oe « yy bY NY
. eee ie SES a ee, BE ~ hole ls, Si a rR (y
@| WOMENS AUXILIADY AB
5 iss one a p* eso, PUG ee reese y= Sosa Com pea
Mrs. J. B. BROOKS, B. Litt.
A Visit to Chung Chia. wild iris and Michaelmas daisies for my
Wal Miss E. LILY ARMITT. table.
[° is good for oneself as well as for the The day school teacher, Miss Chung
Mission to live amongst the people, Lan Hsing, a former pupil of Miss Tur-
as I did when visiting Chung Chia. ner, -has a nice school of fifteen little
Neither our houses at the centre nor the girls and three boys. I addressed them
churches in the circuit give the same twice, and they came daily to the church
access to the people as when living in the to attend the phonetic script class. Dur-
courtyard of a member, ing’ my ten days’ stay we had thirty-four
Mrs. Chung: Vu Tien was my hostess. readers, distributed in six classes, the
She is a fine woman and kindly gave me ‘Majority being girls in their teens or
the large guest-room which was quiet Young married women. Their interest
and cool. In the open spaces above the Was maintained ; throughout, and all
door and windows, the sparrows, who _ Passed the phonetic class examination ex-
had built in the eaves, came out daily to cellently. The daily moro s sprayer
look at me and chirped in answer to my meeting was led by the Chinese friends,
whistle. Another happy contact was the and at the evening’ “family gathering
kindly interest of four little boys and the attendance was usually over eighty.
girls, who accompanied me on my daily Liu Liu Shih, my former Bible-woman at
l walk outside the village wall to gather Chu Chia, “was asked to help, and they
paid both her travelling expenses and
ee a a _ The cause was started thirty years ago.
| ie ei a Be Several men from the village are now on
Se a << —-- ee Our preaching’ staff. Of the eighty mem-
une = 5 saa bers forty-seven are women—so large a
i Proportion is due in some measure to the
aa. sO ages, faithful life and testimony of my hostess,
| | ae ae @ aided by a number of Christian girls
; am eo : Tatas S from our Chu Chia School.
oO ee <3 e . Mrs. Chung’s youngest unmarried
ai joer Cw a = daughter, aged twenty-two, came over
eS fo from Lao Ling city and told an interest-
ae ing story of what has happened there
| rate = ee ee since a Christian magistrate came into
1s = oe "sae =—=<~S|=CéiéO fice. ~—s Shee’ hans recently joined a class
: 7 a is Nee — with five other young women, who are
so mms 2 a ee | being’ trained in the newly-opened daily
ae a gee meee clinic for poor people. A military doctor
ee ae, pete sie se oe and a Peking trained nurse are respon-
oe Og sible for the teaching in the clinic and in
eee ps midwifery classes : they have been accom-
eas o> panying their instructors to any cases to
ee er 5 which they were called ; and also visiting
homes allotted to them to examine
Miss B. Lily Armitt. women who had not obeyed the order to
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Women’s Missionary Auxiliary

unbind their feet.: What an advance patients yesterday, and are venturing to
compared with a few years ago! hope that the end is near. A fortnight

Mrs. Pai, the magistrate’s wife, re- ago, however, when we had only four-
cently visited Chu Chia Hospital as a teen patients, we rejoiced too soon and
private patient. She addressed our Sis- began clearing beds and returning those
terhood, making a good impression, and borrowed from other wards, but, alas!
stirred up the lazy ones to use their op- a fresh outbreak filled up the wards
portunity to attend the reading class. again, This time we will maké more
Mr. Pai is a product of the Christian certain, though we earnestly pray that
general’s training, and whatever the the end may soon come.
Press may say against Ieng Yu Hsiang, It has been an, awful experience. At
the character of his officers and soldiers first Dr. Marrow, Nurse Smith, and I,
is of a high standard. lived in a state of nausea, unable to take

Mr. Pai has an enemy to contend with. food. But even the most refined
in Lao Ling, a retired magistrate, who stomachs can get hardened in time, and
has had a share of the squeeze from as there was no escape for us, we had
previous magistrates. Mr. Pai neither to stick it, and just ignore such things
takes nor gives bribes, and so was re- as stomachs. Hearts, however, refused
ported as unsuitable for his office and to be ignored, and many times ours
ordered to ‘‘move on.” However, the have been wrung by what we have
Jocal village elders, to the number of six witnessed.
hundred, came to interview him, and sent One young man, himself very ill, saw
a written protest and’ plea to headquar- ters, with the result that Mr.ePatis'stay-- “and called out to me— That. is my
ing on. We are glad, and feel that this father; can he lie beside me?’’ The
type of man needs and deserves the sup. poor boy witnessed our struggles for his
port of your prayers. father’s life and then watched him pass
hishtine the Cholera Epidemic away. He himself recovered.
in our Wenchow Hospital.

Nurse NORA B. RAINE.

The epidemic began during the last
week in August, and in the third week
in November is still with us—an unheard- ay?
of experience here. The last severe epi- ; S
demic was in 1926, and lasted only three Fs a eS. _ ae
weeks. That was trying enough, but the ‘ae ee ee
eaves strain of this epidemic is test- . 3 J oe “J
ng everyone's staying’ power. i ae : a 7 Pot

We began operations by clearing: the tS a y ye ng i
newly-cleaned women’s ward, as it was |= = Saaees Al te
downstairs. That normally holds thirty- >, as 5
Six patients, and the outside rooms, which cake, ia oe ”
we’ prepared first, about ten patients. Brad Bee,
During the worst period we packed eam ‘FRY 2 A
eighty patients into this space—not very || = aaa
hygienic of course, but the alternative ie Se te FF =
was to leave them outside in the gar- y er ce
den, and at first the sun was too hot and | OO
later on the rain came. . Ls eee nes

Strangely enough, the rain did not fs: Se Sa Bic ae
clear the city of this dreadful disease. It { eee ee a
was so long in coming that it did little | ip aeRO: cee
good to the already destroyed crops or |) eames é pense MES
to the plague-ridden people. The cold ae eae ae re ae |
weather is with us now and the cholera == See Aes
is waning. We were down to nine pr. w, A. Noel Marrow.

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ua :
WH
hail
\}
iH
ik Women’s Missionary Auxiliary
Ha
Hi Husbands and wives lay side by side: plague started he put all his strength
i whole families have been brought in to- into fighting it, and has been nobly
If gether. One distracted man brought in helped by the Chinese staff. _Every
AE his wife and two babies. One baby, - patient has had the doctor's individual
i aged nine months, died shortly after attention. From ‘the beginning he has
ih being admitted; the other little fellow, S$0OP° oune ne coos wanes nee
AA) aged two years, died in the evening, and ae Z neue aie = ace yen as
i ~ a . V rer c a >
the mother passed away the following S@1N€S Whenever ne toun Pere WETea Oe
| Scie, - : > many for the assistant on duty. At the
morning. All failed to respond to the ; ‘
: 5 worst time nearly all the assistants had
saline treatment. Z : ;
to help for a few hours each morning,
He These sad cases, however, were not the or we should never have tackled all the
rule, for, happily, the results from the new cases. Nurse Smith and I have
saline injections were nothing short of been here, there, and everywhere, and
miraculous. Patients who were brought all the time acting as interpreters for Dr.
in almost at their last breath seemed to ‘Marrow.
be pulled round by the treatment. It has So far we have treated over nine hun-
been very hard work, but the Chinese dred and thirty patients. We have not
assistants have done splendidly. One yet totalled the number of deaths,
Wil assistant, helped by a student, would though the undertaker says he has pro-
We take charge of the cholera wards for vided only eighty coffins. If correct,
twenty-four hours, which meant constant this is a wonderful percentage, but we
work. Taking it thus in turns, the assist- think there is probably some mistake.
ants gave a whole day each week to However, we shall soon be able to com-
the cholera work, Dr. Marrow taking one plete our records; we shall probably
day himself when the epidemic was at its have to add to the death-roll some who
height. Dr. Marrow has been wonderful. went out in so serious a state that they
He only arrived in May, and when the can scarcely have recovered.
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| : eigaee | : ee be Beg ag. a1: ae ss gee 1 te
| rei a eT. Bc Wie Foes
: A ag pei i ge ree Nl sae rae
| Rid See es a er =— ae
| eR Ei tics me | el! ee
4 wae Or 2 oe ee a ae Lise nN | ee Ue A f VES ay es ete
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i i Women’s Ward in Wenchow Hospital. . (Photo: Mr, T. Butler, J.P.
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te ee ee ee ee
I] |
THE
“The Christian faith is the one lighthouse for the labouring —
| ship of human destiny.” —Dr. G. G. FINDLAY. |
pce ee
W hat I Saw A Visitor’s Experiences of our
East African Mission.
at Meru. Miss CONSTANCE E. TRELOAR.
CANNOT think of any experience so —I counted thirty-four peaks in’ one
| thrilling to a missionary enthusiast small section of the horizon, whilst in
as a visit to a mission station. I another there was the gigantic Mount
had the good fortune to be invited by Kenya, snow-capped and dominating
Rev. and Mrs. R. T. Worthington for a the scene.
few days to our Mission in East Africa Even more interesting at the moment
in September last, and was immensely were the mission buildings, the church,
impressed and delighted with all I saw. the house, the hospital, the grass huts of
Getting there was something of a the mission folk, and, near by, the home
problem. I managed to get to the rail- of Mr. Clay, the master of the industrial
head at Naro Moru, which is two days’ — school.
journey from the coast at Mombasa, and Mrs. Worthington took me to call at
ihen on to Nanyuki, at the foot of Mount the native huts in the evening, explain;
Kenya—a further fifteen miles by mail- ing: that I had come to see the ‘mis-
van. I had to be collected there by Mr. _ sioni,’? and what a welcome visitor she
Worthington, and taken round the moun- was! She laughed and chatted with
tain mass, a sixty-mile ride through the women—and they with her so hap-
desolate veldt, cedar forest, and bleax pily. One could feel this was a friend-
moorland. ship of years’ standing. I was invited
In one part of this journey we were to go inside one of these grass huts, sit
over 10,000 feet high, and very near the down and taste what was in the pot.
Equator. The sky was clear, the sun ‘Courtesy first,’’ thought I, and_ par-
hot, and nothing dis-
turbed the perfect peace ae Se ee ee dt ea
of the day but an occa- |= ee cc smc (lO
its swarm to come into (= ae Rae
the car and inspect the | RRMA cesses testic tte Gsn ice cetecen ae
new visitor at close quar- | eS epee Woy PPS Bees Poe igs
ters. Spoor of elephant, |Jiay mM) n= ae etd re Be eS eo oe
aie of near-by lion and | @a eye Fi Hs at igh aaa Eta: Bae \ i
rhinoceros, various rep- | FAeemated 16 Jerr eee eed eign camry | Ce
tiles, the nightly howl of Pie an, oes et
the hyena, all told that | GeGNIR jer de tt peas ees Mls - i 4 3S
this was truly the Africa |& *. es Ey a4 i eae = See i a
aa BsSereDhy books. N SA eeP eS: mA sia ihe ee ig: . :
The arrival at Kaga, |e e leeee er eee
the central station of ee oe
our mission, as)
hundred per cent” |S eee ee
thrill, We seemed tobe ~ SMe Tee
on: the top of the world Adiiietatiation NeStCa Eee nee (Photo: Rev. A: G. V. Cozens.
Marcu, 1930,



Hl
SH
IR
IH What I Saw at Meru
iH ttook. It was “mealies ’’—a very humble out-service, conducted by Mr. Worthing-
Me xepast, inadequate, I thought, to end ton. We rode about two miles, then left
A such a day as those people, especially the the car in the high road and turned up
women, had spent. But cheerfulness is a narrow path through bushes. There,
the rule—even after the most arduous on a sloping paddock, was the congre-
Hilt amanual toil. gation: a huge crowd of natives, who
Hai Of course, the day of days was Sun- greeted the minister with joy. They sat
day. We were all at church by 9.30 down in an open square, the men in the
-a.m. I was given a seat on the platform, middle, the women (with their babies on
and there gazed and gazed on that sea their backs) and the girls on one flank
en -of bright faces looking eagerly up to and the boys on the other. It was a
Mr. Worthington, missing’ not one word most impressive sight. There were the
-of what was said. chieftains in their red blankets, each with
| There would be about two hundred a tall staff planted in the ground beside
present, and as they got up to sing, him.
“Who is on the Lord’s side? ’’ one for- The native preacher, Corincellio, gave
got that the building was only of banana a most eloquent address, as was shown
: bark, that the earth floor was only respec- by the ‘attention and the occasional
‘table in dry weather, and that the plat- grunts of approval that came from the
form was largely ant-eaten. In front sat surrounding crowds. “If a son ask for
five young men, eager, alert and Chris- a yam, will the Father give a stone? If
tian. What may these not mean to the _ he ask for a fish, will He give a snake?”’
future well-being of that part of East Not one word or gesture of the preacher
Africa ! was missed by anyone in that great as-
| The collection was reverently taken, sembly, not even when seven cows and
and it was evident that poverty reigned. two goats came dangerously near!
The contributions were Is. 8d. and five I have not space to tell of the sew-
zgs. Such poverty is not usual, but ing class, a bit of social work that Mrs.
last year two visitations of locust swarms Worthington is doing single-handed, nor
have caused a condition of dire need. JI the medical work, nor the industrial
| wonder what an English farmer would school, where Mr. Clay is doing invalu-
say if his fields were twice in the same able service, but there are three things
| year laid completely bare. It is heart- I must add.
i breaking to a farmer, be he black or The first is a word of tribute to the
white, to see his livelihood vanish in a native. How tireless and patient and
trice. cheerful was Tommiranyi one dark night
On Sunday evening we all attended an when our car had missed the way, and
for four hours we en-
% ® a deavoured to find a tiny
~~ - FZ and elusive veldt rail-
Ii i way station. The faith-
| : i of a native to his master
| - z 1 ow are often most remark-
| EE igh en) SM a eg ae era Ret aie?
| el ial een Ae 3 ire eee igus | opening here for a
| oi ie re Piet eee fe ae yorker, one wh
| oak | Tae eos ae fe eee ee | asia ae | 9 woman worker, one who
© Gols Rae PS er DEES, at Bee is trained for teaching,
P| ae ALB Le ES Bh ae 4 B ee eer | «and who is endowed
BOR aN oc De Shr a re Pats NSE EEN Ay Bias ete ith th 2 Pen
| on Sat Cag (OO with the precious gifts
a ewes ne ee | of endurance and good
aes Pe an See aes] humour. She is badly
Bee Me Aad ea Tees a cop a ha needed.
; may BY SEE OS OUEN® 358 age PY, AM AD A Ee ae ec ay S RSM eae am
j |i ak pee Se Thirdly, I must pay
f eae ae: ae Wee er OS eo “sbiee 6] a tribute to the mission-
i : Scholars from our main school, Meru, [Photo: Rev. A.G.V.Cozens, aries themselves: Mr.
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Christmas Scenes in Meru, 1929
and Mrs. Worthington, Mr. Clay and Mr. spirits, while all the time one knows they
Laughton. ‘They live ina lovely country, are facing grave and menacing diffi-
though in only a few acres of it. They culties. ‘
are remote, and must surely at times I can recommend anyone who is pass-
feel lonely and cut off. Yet nothing of ing within 600 miles of Meru to halt and
this is shown, nothing but buoyant cheer- pay a visit. It will be both a happy and
fulness and perfect loyalty to each other. an inspiring experience—and a fadeless
They are just a family, full of good memory.

Se 3° “f-

Christmas Scenes ee os
in Meru, 1929.

[ The following interesting article has been writ- stand round watching the preparations.
ten by one of our East African Missionaries who They must have wondered why that funny
prefers to be known in this instance under his white man in glasses, called the Little
African name, “ Kagitoju.’ The pen and ink Rabbit, should spend time in putting
Sketches ave by him, His vivid account of ho’ branches of fir trees and paper streamers
dast Christmas was spent in Meru will be eagerly — across the school building. ‘To cap it all,
read, though we fear his desive for anonymity why does he stick a young tree into a
wilt stayeely/ be gratifeed ! "EO YTOR:] tin of soil when he knows it won’t grow,
‘ CENE 1 opens about a week before and what an ass he must be to put
{ Christmas. a Singing lesson in the candles on the branches. In other words,

school is in progress, the while they are asking, ‘‘ What is a Christmas-
‘yours truly gets hot and bothered trying tree?”
to find the right key in which to pitch
“Christians, Awake!” The day being Christmas morning, Scene 3. ‘Merry
hot and sultry, the Christians are more Christmas, Clay. I wonder whether we
nearly asleep than awake, and the hymn shall get the singers?” The answer
starts like a vesper. Gradually enthu- very soon arrives in person(s). A crowd
siasm increases, and a hundred black of a hundred advances across the field
faces expand to reveal the best part of and over the flower garden and only
three thousand white teeth. By
the time we reach the “Amen”’ bes. 2
they are just nicely warmed up —— e— EF ieee
to the business, and it is then that (\— all Nnece
one is thankful not to have a S@ wx
Sensitive musical ear. For some f\ ‘i |
of these people middle C may be
any note from the A below to the
Co AbOUE: stops when it reaches the verandah
steps. We now hear the results of half
Scene 2 takes place on the mission a dozen singing’ lessons, and although
sports field. A dozen boys are busy I have never attained to the L.R.A.M.
turning the mission football ground into or L.R.C.P., or any of those musical
a running’ track, whilst the teachers and degrees, I feel that I do deserve the
elder boys are busy killing’ a bullock for .M.T.H.S., which, if you do not know,
their Christmas dinner on the next day. is the Leather Medal for Teaching
This time I am running round with a Hearty Singing. I am still under the
measuring’ tape trying to. make an ellip- impression that it was “Once in royal
tical track two hundred and twenty yards David’s City,” that they sang, but, on
long’ in such a position as to miss the the other hand, it may have beer
goal posts. Before dark.the field begins ‘Christians, Awake!’ Never mind,
to fill up with groups of other boys who you will be. pleased to know that they.
have come from the out-schools to take have given more than half the proceeds
part in the Christmas festivities. They of their efforts to the fund for the new
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ii Christmas Scenes in Meru, 1929
Hi church that they want to build, and with people begin to congregate in the schoo}
the rest they provided a tea to which for a camp fire sing-song. We take down
they invited all the mission children. the gramophone, and, squatting in a
Wal : : circle, we alternate gramophone records.
i Scene 4 is the Christmas morning with singing. We have one record that
| service. Did you ever read about the introduces a considerable amount of
i Black Hole of Calcutta? They put a laughter. Now, no one knows how, to
| crowd of people into a room only big laugh better than the African. They can-
enough to hold about a score. If you not understand the words or the reason
Hi) have read about this, then you can for the laughter of the man in the gramo-
imagine how five hundred crowded into phone, but they know it must be a jolly
ae a place made to hold a hundred and one. good joke, so they all join in. After an
The air is almost thick enough to see, hour of this, we are all ready for bed, and
and the Rev. R. T. Worthington opens Meru mission puts up its shutters and
the service with all seemly dignity, says “Good night everybody, good
whilst a kiddy supports himself at the night! ”
reading desk and tries to use his read-
ing primer as a hymn book. All goes Scene 6, Boxing Day. We are all on
off happily, and when we come out the the field. Mr. Worthington is our M.C.
| personalia of the company is seen to and starter, whilst Mr. Clay is our judge
advantage. There are mission boys in and steward of the course. Meanwhile
their white shirts and khaki shorts ; there I run round with a bundle of foolscap and
are little boys who have not yet attained write down names. It is our sports day.
this dignity, still meeting life cheerily in The sun climbs higher until our shadows
their single fraction of a fourth-hand disappear beneath us, and we begin to
blanket, and there are the tiny tots, boys understand why people call preliminary
and girls, resplendent in dresses which events feats. After a short stop for lunch
the Mission Mother has produced from we are on again and tea time approaches.
W.M.A. parcels. There are mothers and before we seem to have made any im-
. elder daughters in dresses which are the pression on the programme of events. By
i this time we have visitors.
Ya European officers from the
| il 2 : : K.A.R., and the Government
Be ie. a a9 pa ge doctor and his wife, a few In-
Wate o. H | Gt dians, and most of the surround-
iN ess WY be ing black population make the
was —_— oy 4 station look like a prosperous
\iy 1 SS oe institution. Darkness falls be-
eee f Uy be @ fore our programme is complete,
s' a = Gea and we have to leave the last
SY Gos \ Se, pull of the tug-of-war until the
I} eee 5 oe = next morning. At this point the
| pase ose starter, the judge and the clerk
| results of their first attempts with needle of the course make a bee-line for home
| and cotton, and which, but for the anda good supper.
| patience and energy of the said Mother,
would not have been wearable. There are The last scene takes place next morn-
| soldiers from the King’s African Rifles, ing, when the two tug-o’-war teams,
and, of course, that sundry conglomera- fresh from a good night’s sleep, take the
| tion of human beings whom we may call field for their final pull The pull is-be-
the men in the street. [Frock coats, tail tween Mwiterea and Marieni, two of our
coats, evening dress waistcoats .
and Fair-isle jumpers ; in fact, all do gtorts
the paraphernalia of a good eres & t ©
““pop-shop ’’ appears to-day.
oe me = Z out-schools. The first pull goes easily
The next scene opens in darkness. It to Mwiterea, who seem to have the ad-
is Christmas night. The feeding over, vantage of the ground. They change
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From the Watch-Tower
over, and now it is a fight. Backwards the individual champion, and prize-giv-
and forwards the rope sways and the ing sees him going away with a knife, a
ground is gained by inches. Inthe end, set of cuff links, a pair of braces, and
Mwiterea proves itself the stronger, and a handkerchief and tie. By noon prize
incidentally wins the championship of distribution is over, and we feel what a
the sports, haying even beaten the mis- restful time it will be to get back to
sion station on points. We still have work.
: {- fe fe
From The
Watch Tower Rev. C. STEDEFORD.
Anti-Religion China is not the only University .centres, established and main-
Agitation in country ‘where blatant tained by missionary societies, chiefly by
China. hostility to religion is societies in America and Canada, would
manifested: in these days, give pride and pleasure to any nation.
but it is the country where it chiefly con- The agitators now desire to eliminate the
cerns us from our missionary point of Christian element from these institutions.
view. The movement is not anti-Chris- When in China, Mr. and Mrs. T.
tian merely; it is anti-religion of all Butler and I had the pleasure of visiting
kinds. It becomes fiercely anti-Chris- the Chinese University being established
tian because most of the other forms of at Tsinanfu, in Shantung. We greatly
religion are decadent, and Christianity admired the buildings, and still more the
alone, with the assurance of final generosity and _ far-seeing missionary
triumph, challenges all opposition. The statesmanship they revealed. The Chi-
movement finds its focus in Russia nese language was the medium of in-
where, for the first time in human his- struction, and the University was de-
tory, the Government of a great country signed to be a distinctly Chinese institu-
is seen putting forth its utmost power to tion. The Theological Department pro-
uproot all religion, particularly to destroy vided a fine training for Christian preach-
Christianity, and to establish atheism. ers. Recently the agitators made a
When a country, formerly avowedly demonstration demanding the closing of
Christian, presents such a spectacle, it is the Theological Department and the ex-
not surprising that a neighbouring non- clusion of all religious teaching from the
Christian country, like China, should be University.
affected by the same spirit. China might Similar demands have been made in
say, Here is a country denouncing and other centres throughout the Shantung
rejecting Christianity after a long’ ex- province. At Tsingchowfu, where edu-
perience of it, why should we tolerate its cation of the middle school grade has
‘imposition? China is feeling the force of been provided for boys and girls, there
another argument. Her ancient faiths was difficulty over registration, on account
are losing power, because the advance of of the demand that religious teaching
knowledge discredits their superstitions should be excluded. A meeting of Chinese
and idolatry. The mere necessity to Christian pastors met to consider the
abandon her own ancient faiths would question, and it was decided that, if the
rouse resentment against an imported Christian religion was to be excluded, it
religion which promised to supersede was not advisable to continue the schools.
them. While it is easy enough to ac- This decision becoming: known to the
‘ count for the prevailing attitude toward anti-religious agitators, they bound the
religion in China, this attitude creates an Christian pastors with ropes, led them
embarrassing and difficult situation for through the town and heaped upon them
‘Christian missions, all manner of abuse and indignities.
The desire of these demonstrators is
Anti-Christian China owes a vast debt to retain the schools, for the missions to
Education to the educational work maintain them as hitherto, but to con-
Outbreaks. of Christian missions, cede complete Chinese control and ex-
~ and.she knows it. The clude religious teaching. This wild and
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i impossible demand is likely to inflict The decision of the Council was formed!
ity greater loss upon the general Chinese in such an atmosphere that one reporting:
| community than upon the missions. Mis- says those present “will always remem-
I sions will adjust their methods to the new ber the hour when the Five Year Move- ;
| oii situation. ment was adopted as one of the great:
to hours of our lives.’’ He says: “Those
| | Chu Chia Girls, The wave of anti-reli- who were present can witness to the
iL School gious feeling sweeping great spiritual urge which gave birth to
i} Suspended, over the Shantung pro- the Movement and to the solemn awe
| vince is bound to affect and seriousness with which the repre-
Hi seriously the work of our mission there. — sentatives accepted the challenge and
hie The first effect is seen in the restless- pledged themselves to carrying it out in
| ness of students in our schools. The the sight of God.”’
Pei outside influences had:so much affected The last five years have been years of
our Girls’ School at Chu Chia that our trial and tribulation for, the Church in
| North China Executive decided that it China. There is the hope and promise
was expedient to close the school for a that they will be followed by five years
time. Consequently the Committee has of unprecedented advance. Missionaries.
Pe invited the Principal, Miss D. Milburn, throughout the land are eager to co-
B.A., to take early furlough in the hope operate in the Movement. Faith and
| that the tide may turn by the time she vision have been quickened in the
| is ready to resume service. She sailed Churches. We expect to hear much of
| from Tsing Tao on January Ist, per the this Movement in the near future.
| N.D.L. s.s. ‘“Saarbruchen.’? Her first Churches at home should participate by
| 3 term in China has been most broken and making it the subject of special prayer,
distracting on account of civil war and and by undertaking that it shall not be
revolution. hindered by the lack of funds.
|
| The Five Years’ What is the proper an- Bandajuma. Bandajuma is one of the
Movement. swer to the widespread new stations in Mende-
eh agitation against Chris- land recently opened by Rev. A. C. Lamb,
| | tianity in China? There is only one B.Sc. It is now described as a fine
answer loyal Christians can entertain, station where the chief and people are
NE and that is, to show greater determina- deeply interested, and where there is ex--
| tion to reveal to the Chinese the real cellent progress both educationally and
nature of the religion of Jesus, to con- evangelically. The following comments.
vert enemies into friends by the power upon the school were made by the
of love, to proclaim the Gospel in the Government Inspector.
| demonstration of the Spirit, and_ to “The seven buildings within the com-
multiply living witnesses to the saving pound are kept in clean and tidy condi-
grace of Christ. This is the answer the tion. The layout of the compound, with
Ee National Christian Council in China has its beautiful walk from the main road to
boi resolved to make. From its meeting last the buildings, the flower lawns in front
| spring this Council sent forth a rousing of each building, the tidy condition of
call, to all the Churches in China, to the compound—all tended to leave a
unite in a Five Year Movement for the favourable impression and to present a
consolidation and advance of the Chris- pleasant view.
aa tian Church in China. The two-fold ob- ‘““The school was started on April 16th,
| ject of the Movement is stated thus: 1. 1928, with nine boys on the roll, and
The cultivation among Christians of a was conducted in a house in the town.
deeper knowledge of Christ, of a more The school was subsequently transferred
intimate fellowship with Him, anda more to the present site and buildings on the
courageous following of Him in all the 14th of May the same year. The rolf
| relationships of life. has increased to thirty-one, and will be
| 2. The carrying out of a vigorous still further increased when the hunger
evangelistic programme in the hope that season is over, and the parents can pro-
within the next five years the number of vide for themselves and for their childrew
| Christians will at least be doubled. attending school. . . The town is
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The Touch of Healing in Wuting and Chu Chia {
fast growing in importance commercially Mr. Lamb adds his own observation.
as well as politically. With the influx “I have been greatly impressed by the-
of settlers and aborigines the school opportunities offered at Bandajuma, and |
/ stands a fair chance of growing in size in order that I might give it greater |
and importance. The paramount chief attention I have had a rest house built
and the principal men of the town and upon the mission, so that I may stay”
the chiefdom all take a keen interest in there for a week or two at a time. There i
the work of the school, which they have is always a ready hearing of our Gospel {I
shown practically in getting the com-_ there.”’ i!
pound and buildings ready within the Truly the fields are “white unto- |
space of a month.”’ harvest.” |
The Touch of Healing in }
e : oucn O ca Ing In De. |
Wuting and Chu Chia. F.R.CRADDOCK- |
EITAIHO is beloved by many mis- a bit venturesome, not to say obstinate! f
sionaries in China as a delightful Our return from Peitatho was signal- j
refuge. We spent our holiday there ized by a railway breakdown. But a :
Bee ae ess ve physical a delay of four and a-half hours was not j
reshment 0 the seaside we receive really bad for China. We enjoyed: |
spiritual help such as we so sorely miss Gores : + tes ae :
: nears watching the leisurely jacking-up and re-
away in the interior of the country. : .
Backs Sunday. for chose at our endior moval of the derailed trucks, all directed
aes 2) : } : rs e cyte
Peitaiho, a service was held in the spaci- by. 2 fully oie eee done eiervee born
ous verandah of the Mead-Hayes families. 198 Official. This would have made a ;
Among the preachers was Dr. Laving- good film, entitled “Why Hurry? ”
ton Hart, founder of the Tientsin Anglo- The seventy miles’ journey home from:
Chinese College. These were his last the. railway at Lienchen to Wuting
few weeks in China before retirement. brought us over roads that were stub-
We shall always remember the charm- bornly recovering from the shocking con--
ing fellowship of his home and the quiet dition they were in during the rains.
modesty of this great scholar and educa- They were frightfully bumpy. Imagine
tor. He has made an imperishable mark a bad farm road, baked and hammered’
on China. Another veteran missionary like stone, and you will understand that
was there, Mr.
Bryson, of the = — a
London Mission- oe
ary Society. He ToRhh
is over ninety ‘ + a
years of age, pies Gi. Ss :
and he gave his (jim mM te § oS
friends many [ieee ee eee eee
Re MR TAN ey ee a eee, es See Yee
anxious hours ae nea ae ae ry oS samt ee ee
because he re [mde oh tel) 9 FM i eS
fused to b ny Varma | ie Ree > Ge mS 2 Ga WR ee
e ees Me ce eg a. Lora a Be he ae eee) Sekt TT ees Bias
looked after. ey oe eS Se ae eT aie
mers fi fe Ua PS ee
He would dive eee o ag Ne ee OB By ec eee ee
and swim, often | ERBVs sesieseeiieiee WS o-oo Sd tSo cer ee See ee
having to be got |e = eee ee ee ge
out of the water |i = tS, Ce, eh ap ie bat
with difficulty. a Wa Geos: eee
But one expects ee EO Oe eee
missionaries, es- : 3 15 a RDI SS ae s geese
peciall y old A Chu Chia Harvest Scene.
Ones to be The man on the right with a black waistcoat is Li Heo Ming,
? late cook to Rey. W. Eddon and other Missionaries, (Photo: Miss E. L. Armitt—
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to The Touch of Healing in Wuting and Chu Chia
HI the ladies especially of the party were “Ye Su,” replied the old man who had
| Ne bruised and exhausted. called me in. Slow shakes of heads that
1 On reaching: Chu Chia I found several heard for the first time that strange sweet
i ‘operations waiting for me. So I stayed sound. So, close around us, hidden
i behind a day, happy, as you may be- among the tall millet crops are the drab
| oii lieve, to be saving life and relieving pain. mud villages in their hundreds, but the
eal I came home on a bicycle, and had my lovers of Jesus are few.
Hi first taste of rain during such a journey. A new generation has arisen since the
| iy The road was slippery as grease or caked early pioneer work in this district. A
1 with clay. In ferrying me across an Jetter from Dr, Robson’s good wife, just
| i inundated road ona long raft, one man to hand, makes one’s heart grieve over
Heel had the humour to fall in, and as he ‘this Jlong-space of unsustained effort. “I
( remained in, up to his armpits, to push, told the old, old story,” she says, “in
we got over more quickly. many a room and yard within a radius
| It was a great joy-on arriving home surrounding Wuting.” Occasionally
to find that the ill-mannered soldiers we there are signs of this sowing, but we
had left behind had been replaced by look for a harvest.
| troops trained under General Feng Yu I had decided to invest in a motor
\" Hsiang. They are well drilled and well cycle for my fortnightly journeys between
behaved ; they are the best Chinese mili- Wuting and Chu Chia. A gift of five
tary I have seen. They come to the sur- pounds from a Liverpool friend, and a
gery in large numbers. The only quar- helpful inquiry as to the need of a motor
| rel I have with them is that they begin cycle from a Blackburn minister, gave me
bugle-practice at 4.30 a.m.! As their the necessary incentive. My cycle is
| drill ground is over the city wall behind 1 h.p., and has an extra chain for use as
| us, we get full benefit. The soldiers an ordinary bicycle. It weighs 66 lbs.,
make free use of our school playground and has cost me £30 all told. On my
for drilling, and often sing songs—or are first trip on my new cycle to Chu Chia
| they hymns ?—to Christian tunes. Their 1 had only one spill, and got there in two
ea favourite is ‘What a friend we have in. and a-half hours. I was able to operate
| | Jesus,” though the uninitiated would immediately on my arrival. But it was
hardly recognize it. a great saving’ of time not to have to go
| i! After ten days at home I visited Chu the previous day.
Chia again. I went a day earlier than While at Chu Chia the long-delayed
Esl ‘expected in order to avoid rain—which rain fell heavily on Saturday and Sunday.
| did not fall then, but waited for my next I felt I must make an effort to return to
trip. One operation was on aman who Wuting on Monday morning for the
| | thad his right hand and wrist and most usual heavy out-patient work. But what
4 of his right fingers blown off by the gun- a journey! Two miles out I got stuck
| powder he was making. fast in the mud, and had to drag the
ett Back in Wuting I shared the pleasure solid bike up the road bank. In doing
li of a visitor in our- midst, Rev. Arnold so I strained my back. During the en-
Bryson, of the London Missionary So- forced rest I took off the front mud-
ciety, Tsangchow. Mr. Cook had secured guard, as the wheel simply could not go
| him to spend a fortnight here in conduct- round. As to whether to return to Chu
lees ing’ Bible Study classes. This should Chia or push on home, I decided to hang
| give our winter work a good start. The for a sheep rather than a lamb, so
| jong absence of official oyersight has left struggled forward. — For five hours we
| this huge circuit in a low condition, and continued, the bike and 1, sometimes
| Mr. Cook needs your prayers and sym-_ careering along, but often, so often, part-
\ pathy in dealing with a difficult up-hill ing company.
situation. JI went: out three miles one I was ever hopping off to trudge and
‘day to see a boy with consumption. push or lug, scooping’ out handfuls of
While sipping tea I inquired if any of the heavy mud from the forks and back
forty-odd Chao families in the village mudguard. The cycle played up splen-
‘were members of the Jesus religion. didly. No ordinary push-bike would
“The what?” asked one young fellow. have been the slightest use. ‘ On arrival
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The Doctor; The Industrialist, etc.
home my back gave in, and I hobbled a wide area. He cannot stand, but he
painfully to bed, there to learn to my can sit up. We have already managed
chagrin that there had been over forty to brighten up his outlook for him, and
out-patients. The following days Ihad I hope he may yet be able at least to
a camp bed on the verandah and saw all stand. We are seeing two hundred
new patients, ushered in from the adjoin- patients a week in our one-roomed
ing surgery. By vigorous medication ‘Hospital,’ and I am getting over to
and massage, with rest and heat, I was Chu Chia, fortnightly if possible, for
up and nearly fit again by the end of the operations.
week. Shortly I shall be off to Chu Chia We are eagerly anticipating Mr.
again. Grist’s visit, and we hope he will be here
Patients of all kinds keep coming in. for our District Meeting in February.
Yesterday came a lad of twenty, who We think often and much of you in the
three months ago fell from a height on homeland, and look more eagerly for-
to the bottom of his back, breaking’ the ward than perhaps you guess for the day
lower bones. The abrasion will not heal, when we shall once again be in your
and there is loss of feeling there and over midst.
s- age fo
The Doctor; The Industrialist ; The Educationist :
The “ Mission—Harries” of East Africa.
Rev. R. T. WORTHINGTON.
O far as recollection serves me it is imagine other than that these delays
S$ not usual to make one’s colleagues were most fretting to a keen spirit, but
the subject of a magazine article. in the interval the doctor, as mission-
But it has occurred to me persistently aries sometimes have to do, turned his
that here is a coincidence that should not hand to many things; learning the lan-
go unremarked. Each of my colleagues
answers, when so disposed, to the name
of Harry. Their faces and dispositions =
are not so much alike as their names, eee
thank goodness, for what should we do iia es
without variety in this workaday world? dei » acer
But beneath all there is a fundamental ee Ne
unity of spirit and purpose of which the lll
similarity of name may be taken as a a a —_ ae -
symbol. ie: aay
a oe > ee ‘ Seg :
Let me take them in the order in which - Bia aoa ie
I made their acquaintance. Dr. Harry Tr ee
Brassington I met first at Conference, ee Bee po
1925, and to me he represented the long- -— -
delayed realization of many hopes. He Peer
is our first missionary doctor in Africa, y a Re Ae
and his appointment to Meru seemed to % . eg erg PER.
open the way to making this mission the Bia Aig ee.
great adjunct to the Kingdom we have i eae |
longed to see it. Into these hopes Dr. eo SE 2 ee
Brassington entered with heart and soul, See Re, aoe ae 5
though it transpired that, for many ence i a
months, his activities were limited, ope 2 es
through delays in securing the site for ae aes
our Medical Mission, and erecting the : fait
necessary buildings. It is impossible to Rey. R. T. Worthington.
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| Tit
| teh
aati: The Doctor; The Industrialist, etc.
Wie
ie guage, teaching hygiene, translation, first part of his surname, though Mr.
ih and supervision of labour, being but a Grist, when he was with us, decided that
| Ne few of them. He is at present in Eng- he did not deserve the African name
Lo land on leave, and the buildings he needs“ Kagitoju,” which those masters of
| | are practically complete. His place in characterization have bestowed. upon
Hit the team awaits him, and if, by the for- him. Still, he does his best, and almost
1M tunes of the game, he began with a long deserves it from time to time. ; He is a
ii spell of fielding, he will soon have the Master of Science, and wears his distinc-
moh opportunity of playing a great innings. tion with much modesty until you rouse
| We who have long waited for such open- 1n him that. slumbering passion for Ein-
i ings as are ours to-day have sympathized — sten’s latest theory, or challenge some
ea with him deeply, but his day is at hand, result arrived at by means of the Dif-.
Wid and great are the hopes that are centred ferential Calculus. Schools are his trade,
Kt in him. and already he has made his mark on
: ' the schools of Meru, while still learning
| My next acquaintance among this re- the language. His first year has been
markable trio was Mr. Harry Clay, our marked by scholastic successes, which
| technical instructor, recently renamed by he promises are but a foretaste of what
the people of the mission “Barimpwi,” in jis to come. But, to appreciate him
tribute to the way he gets about, and properly, you must see this scientist on
the rapidity of his movement. Trans- safari, helping to dig out a badly-mired
lated into modern English it could read motor-car; or, alternatively, send him
“The Speed Merchant,”’ and he is not. out with a gun, and watch the jaunty air
inaptly named. Tall and spare of frame, with which he strolls back in a few hours
and always on the go, he gives himself - with a pigeon for the table, and some
no time to grow flesh on his bones. He specimens of bird life for study, while
| simply lives for his technical workshop dinner has depended on his securing a
and the mission, and his very quickness bag. There is no doubt that we have
| makes him somewhat impatient of those jin him a fine missionary, whose interest
ea who, with slower processes, do not at in these people will take him far in their
Pt once grasp what he tells them. It is love and regard.
| easy to see that his boys are happy j :
| | under his tuition, and the. drawback he By some inexplicable error on the part
Ly seems most conscious of is that neither Of his godfathers and godmothers at his
i the day, nor the period of training, nor baptism, the name of Harry was not
il the tour of service are long enough for given to the remaining member of the
| what he wants to put into. them. In staff. His initials have given rise to the
| some ways Mr. Clay’s work is the most S°Mmewhat frivolous cognomen of “Arty,”’
| enviable of all, training the creative but that is as near as he has got: The
ee faculty to handicraft, and many have Mission Harries have however, in great
been astonished at the beautiful things $€nerosity, accepted him, and given him
tau his pupils have turned out under his @ Place in their regard equal to the cor-
| | guidance. He deals in timber, and rectly named ; and he, for his part, is
Hi chisels, and nails, but he is having an Proud of the honour of association with
| \ important influence, through these media, 5°, fine and united a team. One good
Hi on souls that are seeking for light on the thing is hereby indicated; we are not
| | ways of life. To turn out good work- sticklers for name and form, but we are
men, conscious that they have a contri- for the eaters spirit which is the bond
| bution to make to life, and able and Of peace. We have a great work to do,
i | , eager to make it, is surely one of the and a great opportunity of doing it, but
Fe greatest objects a man may devote his reinforcements are needed. The land is
bes powers to attaining. great and the people are many, and they
eel look to us and to our Church to fulfil to
| Within the year our ranks have been them the promise of God of which they
strengthened by the coming of Mr. Harry have been told, the promise of eternal
Laughton, who certainly lives up to the salvation in Christ Jesus.
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‘The Editor’s Notes
e
“The London Meetings. have talked with men who have passed
E are glad to announce that Mr. through the fire and came out tried like
W E. F. Shrubsalt, of Streatham, gold, to have seen buildings destroyed
is to preside at the Anniversary and ransacked and befouled, and yet to
Meeting in Wesley’s Chapel on Mon- find they were still being used for wor-
day, April 28th. ‘He has long been a ship, is to realize how much steadfast-
generous and enthusiastic supporter of ness there has been often in unexpected
Missions. places and quite unrecorded. This is a
* * * * testimony to the fact that amid the storms
China: To Doubie the there is a rock which can stand.”
- Membership. He * wes
The Evangelistic Campaign in China, The Contribution of the Christian
undertaken by the National Christian Colleges and Schools.
Council, the Church. of. Christ in It is a-vastly encouraging fact that
China, and other Christian organizations, China is using a large number of
aims at doubling: the membership of the graduates from the Christian colleges
Chinese churches during the next five and schools in positions of great respon-
years. The estimated number of Chris- _ sibility to-day. China is doing this, not
tians in the country is 800,000. Great because of any predilection for Chris-
enthusiasm is being: shown in this cam- _ tianity and missionary education, but, ac-
paign. Rev. C. Stedeford writes on this cording to Dr. Hodgkin, because such
subject in his article on another page. persons are found to possess in a large
x ie a ie degree the qualities the country needs at
One Missionary to 52,000 People. this critical time: patience, willingness
Some: Seem to: think’ that “with= the. ‘22 subordinate personal to public ends,
growth of the Chinese Church the foreign vision to see and statesmanship to carry
missionary will not long be needed in that through large tasks ‘of public ‘welfare,
country. This is not the view of the readiness to accept work under unideal
Chinese Christians. “The Chinese leaders Conditions which cannot be quickly
Sek Us)te Send’ more: Missionaries-and-to changed, and a determination to change
give them more financial help. There are them as soon as possible.
438,000,000 people in China, and only * * * *
‘one missionary to every 52,000. Sunrise Communion Service
* % % x Around the World.
A Rock which can Stand. In connection with the sixtieth Anni-
Dr. Henry T. Hodgkin, writing in versary of the Woman’s Foreign Mis-
“The Missionary Review of the World,” sionary Society of the Methodist Epis-
says that he has been deeply impressed copal Church, America, a Sunrise Com-
by the reality and
depth of Christian con- aaa ye i 5 = se 3 3
viction which he has E \ BB ~ rw ve SU a3 / : z\ i ea
seen in many parts of ceca. tee eee Pate enb y/ (Be ea
China during the recent | Hani / | \\\ af 8
years of upheaval. 2 ata se a ene
Here are his words : nee ee N i & ® B i fn a 4
“To have visited, as ‘ess sD ae os 5 BM ( ¥ v Ae “ A i ee
I have, places where eS. a3 Pte ee me
communism has swept ie Bo! ies A aca t Seer |
through a whole coun- ae a4 eM eg ae gee sae ay ae ay: Bee Pa
tryside with bitter at- |e: eee = ee fonda ay ee a ees |
tacks on all religion ee Wick oe AS | ame ee ee, oP ee
and upon Christianity in > weep Wy Eee ie Be
particular, and to meet ee | Bb oe Ee. ye e Pe ae Pa fi
with the group of Pee ee ok oS eh he fae Pea
Christians who have
gemained® faithtul,, tox A busy, scene ino city
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Hi munion Service was held in many parts sense of brotherhood when he sees.
i of the world on October 30th last. Let-- foreigners treated as his parents’ friends,
tii ters were sent to every mission station and not as an inferior race. Religion is
of the Society asking if they would like obviously something that ‘ works,’ and!
| i to join in such a service. A quick and not a mere topic of conversation.’”?. But
| it glad response was received. So at sun- even at this stage there are difficulties :
iit rise on October 30th such a service was health, education, surroundings ‘andi
| held in churches, under trees, in homes, companionships.
Hi in school houses, by the seaside and * * * *
it river-side all around the world. It is when the separation has to be:
1 The service at Columbus, where great made that the real hardship begins. For
Hi gatherings took place in connection the mother especially this is often a real’
| with the anniversary, was very remark- martyrdom, and it is not surprising if
Witt able. People began to arrive at the sometimes she feels rather bitter at the
ail Memorial Hall at 1.30 a.m. From then thought of what it costs to be a mis-.
till five o’clock, when the doors were sionary’s wife. Often the alternative
j opened, the crowds sang hymns. Over has to be taced: husband or children 2’
four thousand received the Communion In all mission fields there are these
at this Sunrise Servce. “The quietness “broken homes ”; there are men living
i of the massed worship,’’ says a writer in foreign lands and wife and children at
| in “The Missionary Review of the home. It means loss for them all. That
World,” “was of indescribable power. they are willing to do this for Christ’s
For three hours the service continued, sake and the Gospel’s shows the real
before the benediction was pronounced.’’ — stuff of which missionaries are mad:. It
| ip ” % *% also calls for real sympathy and support
: from those of us who are making no
The Missionary’s Children. Such enero: r
| Mrs. Temple Gairdner has a very in- * * * *
teresting article in the Edinburgh We are sorry to hear that the Rev.
Medical Missionary Society’s “Quar- A. G, V. Cozens has had an attack of
| terly Paper’? on “Home Life and the malaria at Mazeras, but we are glad to
Mission Field,’’? in which she reminds us be assured by Mrs. Cozens that he is
| | that Christ’s Kingdom is built up on now in improved health.
broken homes. In order that Christ’s We deeply regret to learn as we go to
| NW work may be done in the world an un- press that Dr. Hadden, of Yunnan, died
| natural separation between parents and of pneumonia on February 13th. This is
| | their children has often to be made. a4 great loss to our South-West China
This happens also in the Army and the Mission. We sympathise greatly with
Civil Service, and even to a small extent his relatives and friends.
| in the home ministry. But in the case fo
of the missionary the broken life of the I po not say that Chartres Cathedral,
| home is more frequent and usual than and Michael Ang‘elo’s “Last Judgment,’’
in other spheres. and Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” and all
Pea z ts ei bs ; the blessed machinery of human kind-
| i In cases where children can remain ness, and all the planning and_ protest
i with their missionary parents, as they against human misery—I do not say that
| invariably do in their earliest years, there all these were already slumbering in that
| are some real gains to these children. speck of life which lay in a manger in a
“There is to a child a lively sense of stable in Bethlehem two thousand years. ~
romance about life in a foreign land, the ago. I do not say that, unless indeed in
| memory of which often remains like a my own way. But I do say, that with-
|| halo over his childhood long after its dis- cut that speck of life in that manger in
Lie | comforts have been forgotten. He gains Bethlehem two thousand years ago all
a wider view of life and the world, and these mighty fabrics of the spirit would
| a high ideal of vocation ; also a catholic not have come to bless and to ennoble
conception of the Church of Christ, not life, and to forecast and make credible:
as the prerogative of the Briton, but a and almost tangible our destiny in God.
religion of the world. He experiences a -—-Dr. Jonn A. Hutton.
, 52.
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HE sketch maps below, made by the about a hundred miles from North to
Rev. F. W. J.. Cottrell, will give South, and about eighty miles from East
our readers an excellent idea of the to West. It touches three provinces :
size of our Miao field. Kweichow, Yunnan and Szechuan. This
Taking the Welsh map first, it will be Stves Some idea of what is. involved in
noticed that the work among the Miao Cea ove sie and Se ation.

5 , . Little was know F the Miz ¢
people of South-West China covers a dis- See ee ee a ne. Miao peop’s
Pan f eR Denbish, . in. the until the early years of the present cen-
tars ob ice Bon ine “Se tt tury. The Christlike work done among
North, to } ee Oe outh, ap- them by Mr. Pollard and his successors
proximately a hundred miles, is one of the romances and glories of

The Miao Circuit 1s, as stated above, United Methodist missions.
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The International Review of Missions,
HE. Editors of “The International ing’ the mass of material underlying the
Review of Missions” give their survey, “that in every part of the world
: annual missionary survey of 1929 the task of evangelism is being pursued
in the January number of the Review. in the spirit.of faith, hope and love, and
The survey is divided into ten sec- that there exists nowhere in the world
tions: I. Japanese Empire; II. China; Il], South-East Asia; IV. India, Burma eternal spiritual values as the evangelis-
and Ceylon; V. The Near East; VI. tic witness of innumerable. Christian
Africa ; VII. Latin America; VIII. The people of every tongue and nation.”’
Pacific Area; IX. The Roman Catholic Dr. J. L. Maxwell has an important
Church ; X. General and Conclusion. article on “Devolution in Medical Mis-
In regard to evangelism the Editors sionary Work in China.’’ Rightly hold-
record their keen conviction, after study- ing that medical missions are an integral
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| oi For the Young People
| iH
; Nh part of the Church’s work in the non- Presbyterian Hospital at Kongchuen, in
tu Christian world, and in countries where the Kwantung province. The New Zea-
ei the Christian ethic is still wanting, Dr. land Presbyterian Church has, however,
| Maxwell discusses the problem of the promised for a period of years to con-
fh devolution of this work on the indigen- tinue the financial grant that it had pre-
I ous Church. Only in one instance, as viously been giving to the hospital. In
1 i far as Dr. Maxwell knows, has direct the opinion of Dr. Maxwell, China is not
1 devolution actually taken place in China. yet ripe for taking over the care of the
INH The Church of Christ in Canton has ac- mission hospitals, and in the meantime
io cepted the full responsibility for carry- Missionary Societies ought to strengthen
1 Wh ing on the work of the New Zealand _ their medical staffs.
1-4
Hh oe me “y
fea For the Young Rev. E. COCKER writes on Lizards,
Monkeys, the Moon, and West
| People. African Boys and Girls.
| | DEAR WisE PEoPtE, enough to be able to explain the pheno-
HAVE so longed to find the hour in â„¢enon (beg pardon!), but perhaps some
| which mood and inspiration are the boy may know and will write and_ telb
guests of time, and the purpose just me. I don’t suppose it’s any use asking
that of enjoying a one-sided chat with — girls, because girls are made of sugar
you. So here I am at my typewriter, and spice, not out of frogs and lizards
ij which is a very bad speller, as most type- and snails, like boys. Still, I will give
writers are. a prize to any boy or girl who tells me
A few moments ago I discovered a_ all about it.
lizard in the food cupboard. I called for Over New, Year I was at the C.M.S.
| Willy, who is always ready to defend me bungalow on Leicester Peak, and had a
| from wild beasts like lizards and ants very good time. I went for a rest and.
; |i and cockroaches, and he very cleverly change. The change consisted of the
slaughtered the poor thing. In doing so cooler air, a climb to the very top of the
| he severed its tail from its body, and— peak (1,900 feet), an invasion of driver-
ne would you believe it 2—while the body, or ants in the night, a midnight rendering
the lizard proper, behaved itself as a of “The Bleating Symphony ” by a choir
Wee decent, lifeless body~ should, the tail of goat kids, and sundry other enjoy-
Pal jumped and wriggled about as though it ments. As for the rest, there was a bed
were the injured party. I don’t under- to lie on, a cosy chair to tell the truth in
blk stand the mechanism of lizards well conversing with friends, good books to
| int lull one to sleep, and a mag-
25) “| nificent view to anoint one’s
:- ah eyes with peace.
ie... I was away in November for
lh ae thirteen days, I left Freetown
ea eee 2 5 eins, _-| by tearing myself away after
i issictechs ns ete rk laria had been nibbling at
eg ae eee malaria had b g
wn ee 2 ee i 442 me again. If you don’t set
Pee. aes eS ee ee eee FR your teeth, and say “Get thee
: ae phy es i mre a Pe ‘ ese oe et sue ae
Repo ee Gast Bei Sena. i) that, malaria has a way of re-
| a pee ae pis eid lating’ you to work as a mouse
eal Bsc ee ee ee eee) | is related to a cat. It was a
| \ mE ove, tre SR eee chant aa p} «bit risky, but I went, and got
f : CeO! a th Se oe Cee ran Peewee!) §=6obetter and better every day.
3 pies tp 3 ie. se) At Bo I was met by a
aT Laicangee PCA ham real teeth-setter in the person
Tower Hill, Sierra Leone. of Mr. Lamb. It must be SO,
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For the Young People
because Mr. Lamb is in a situation in ture in your mind? Just develop it a
which a man has to have plenty of grit bit ; add some banjos and saxophones,
and granite or he can’t carry on. My and you havea very common form of
grandmother used to talk of grace and dancing in civilized, cultured England.
gumption. But I would like to expand The moon was full that night, full as
her saying, and ask those who think they it was when Sir Bedivere walked “the
might one day be missionaries to take shining levels of the lake,” unable to
special note. Harness four horses in thole his Lord’s behest. I asked a
your team — Grace, Grit, Granite, and Mende man what caused the moon to get
Gumption. And remember that on the brighter and brighter, and bigger and
mission field your grace will need to be bigger? The simple answer he gave
longsuffering grace, second-mile grace, made all my supposed knowledge of the
beyond-the-breaking-point grace. subject look foolish. He told me that
The old mission bus set its teeth and the moon waxed fat by swallowing’ all
carried us along to Tikonko—sneezing the stars. Of course! Why hadn’t
and snorting, and jumping and bumping, I thought of it before?» He explained a
and sparking and barking, and dashing lot more things to me in a similar simple
and crashing, and turning and burning, way, and I learned much. Science?
and whirling and curling, and hitting Nonsense! If you really want sense read
and spitting, and hustling and bustling, fairy tales, and sit at the feet of simple
until it explosively terminated in the folk.
compound with its nose up against the We paid a visit to the new Govern-
garage door sniffing for corn-petrol. And ment Training College at Koyeima,
the wonder was that all the houses in about twenty-six miles from Bo. The
Tikonko were not on its bonnet. If you name is a new one. When I saw the
saw the route you would understand. place along the base of two hump-like
After getting’ ourselves washed and fed _ hills I wondered why someone hadn’t
we sat out under the smiling moon; and _ had the sense to call it Camelhumpton—
if I told you what we talked about you so obvious! We met some very good
would say, “Is this for us?” And the people there, and I had the privilege of
answer would be, “No.’? But you see 1 addressing the staff and a hundred and
have learned that if I want to say any- fifty boys at a service. How these boys
thing really biting for the grown-ups, did listen as I told them the answer Jesus
my best plan is to put it into a children’s gave to the question, “Who is my
letter, because a lot of them never read neighbour? ”’
anything else. Funny, isn’t it? I played cricket with those boys, and
I forgot to say that on the way to Bo oh! the joy of it. I like playing cricket
I saw two monkeys sitting on a branch with boys. During my furlough in 1928
of a tree, each with a comical curl-up at I played with some boys in a field in
the end of his tail. And when I was re- Yorkshire, and a nasty old farmer’s wife
turning from Leicester I saw about came and told us “to ger aat quick,’’ me
twenty travelling down from Mt. Auriol an all. I did enjoy it. I am coming
by the tree-to-tree aerial
branchway. What a row they é Rew, SO s
made! [I didn’t see any at 3 EE = => aes.
Tikonko, but I heard some Be ee ee _ Se sate
ety creepy tales of Mr. see 2° ¢ = Sree.
amb’s adventures with = , €. é —% ral
snakes. These tales. were in- e. ey . ae a7 or 2s,
terwoven with our discussions Ms Si io 4 ’ t\ ee e..
of policy, and women’s work, bint - ase FJ ‘ha ¥ “Ai Nf Sis BY
and Union, and—sorry, this ~ We \. a 7. Se as
isn’t for vn- = Se Sa Pinte tana aos
_grown-ups. Cee ai , a SO BF AeA A a terete
One night, we went into cae 8 a a Retr ene
the village and watched the Sha a paw BO cin See ns Sop
girls playing African ring-a- gee OUI egos eae Set nen
roses to the sound of a tom- mie eS
tom. Have you got the pic- orange Traders.
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fa)
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i :
Wn home in April just about the same time And at the station those voys sat by me
Ni as.the Australians will arrive. I’ve got. on a box with no other desire than just
Hil the fixture list all right. If you boys and to be loved. And I did love them ; who
i} girls have any influence, you will tell all could help?
} Nt people who want me on deputation work When the train drew out, they ran
| it not to invite me when the Australians are after it down the line waving their arms.
} NM in Yorkshre, or at the time of the Test I may never see them again, and yet I
|W Matches—unless, of course, any of these shall ever see them; and every remem-

ith engagements happen to be in their par- brance of them will make my heart more

Ht ticular town. tender towards Africa. What love can
| IN I had a few days with Mr. Leigh in do if we will only let it! John Wesley
tt the Lower Mende Section before return- was right: love is indeed “the medicine
| | ing’ to Freetown. It was rather a stiff of life, the never-failing remedy for all

Wi do. . I was at Levuma first for three the ills of a disordered world.”

i nights, and it was Hot! During my God is your Father, boys and girls,
stay I trekked to Bonjama to see the folk and His name is. Love. Be His true
| there about the opening of a sub-station children: Love Him, love His Kingdom,
| so much desired by them. I had along love your fellow creatures in all nations.
ei talk with the sub-chief and people, and _ It is the great secret, the great solution.
r found them very earnest about the mat- Your Friend,

ter. At one stage of the palaver they E. Cocker.
| said they must “hang heads”’ privately. =f-
| I said, ‘“‘Nyandengo! Fine! Go ahead,, ’ gain te
while I eat oe oranges.” And I tell you Students’ Missionary
those oranges were good—fresh from the Effort.
tree, juice squirting out miles as soon as E heartily endorse the appeal made
| the skin was broken. W by the students of Victoria
| On the Sunday I preached at our Park College, which appears
| Moyamba church, at our Kebbie Town below. Subscriptions should be sent to
Mission, and at the United Brethren Mr. W. Roy Aylott, United Methodist
‘Church (American). The next morning College, Victoria Park, Manchester.
eS: I hammocked and trudged with Mr.
| | Leigh to New Gondama., At the entrance The Connexion is challenged by both
| to the village we had to cross a broad need and success on the Mission T[ield,
if stream in a canoe. It was not the kind and is asking for a £15,000 increase. The
| ‘of craft for passengers who might qualify work of God claims our attention and we
eo to be Cesar’s closest friends. I am not must not let it down. So will you help
as circumferential as some, but I felt this year by contributing to the Students’
eset ‘easier in my mind when we landed at the Funds? You have your own local organi-
other side. zations for raising funds and you support
foo Mr. and Mrs. Turner had been no-end them. We are asking for the “little bit
| kind in their preparations. There were extra’’ which is the outflow of sympa-
| flags out for us. We had a great ser- thetic interest and Christian love.
1 | vice in the barrie, and I had the joy of The College has a proud . missionary
| i baptizing six boys and girls. All sorts record. It would be difficult to estimate
-of nice things were given to me, and it the value of the service rendered by our
| was a joy to me to give in return to ‘Old Boys’’ who have spent their lives
| encourage such fine workers as Mr. and in Africa and China. Many are doing
| Mrs. Turner, and such kind people. We trojan work to-day. Several’ men at
ec had a royal send-off, and went away very — present in College have turned their faces
| happy. And would you believe it?—next to the Foreign Field, and in a few short
| || morning three of the schoolboys came months will be sailing overseas.
Fost all the way to Moyamba, six miles, to Last year the Students’ Fund handed
| ‘see me off, bringing with them little a £150 cheque to the Connexional Mis-
gifts. They would insist on carrying my sion Fund: We appeal to you to assist
| ‘boxes to the station. One little chap us this year-so that even ‘this © splendid
tottered under the load, but would not be © sum can be left far behind. — If you have
helped—“‘I be very strong, Sir,” he said. followed the fortunes of foreign missions
ii £6
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Thanksgiving and Intercession
during the last decade you will know Thanksgiving and
how great an opportunity is offered to .
the Christian Church to-day. Can we Intercession.
made an adequate response? Times are “And this is the confidence that we
hard, living is expensive, work and ave in Him, that if we ask anything
money scarce, yet in the outposts of our according to His will, He heareth us.”—
Denominational Empire things are harder} John v. 14. :
still, people much poorer and life far less
happy. ‘Let the future not say of United Let us thank God—
Methodists that they closed their ears to For the ministry of healing’ performed
the call of God, and left the burden of by Dr. Craddock in Wuting’ and Chu
the work to others. Chia.
. So For the encouraging news which comes
| ms from Meru as recorded in several articles
eae in this issue.
Successful Missionary For the way the difficulties have been
Collectors. removed in connection Rie the opening
TuEess two young collectors are the ont Give ee ae Sea edt
grandchildren of Mr. George Bryant, : Bor ieee boone Ue ear
one of the trustees of St. Anne’s Park Bandajuma.
Church, Bristol. Mr. Bryant has been a [et us Pray—
missionary enthusiast for many years, That the Chu Chia Girls’ School may
and always encouraged his children and gon be re-opened, and that the anticreli=
grandchildren to collect and work for gious movement ae Shantung' may speed-
missions. : ae pass away.
oe Bast alien ETE searched pat That the Chinese Evangelistic Cam-
h ould be found fal the. Bryant, family paign, promoted by the National Chris-
had done nobly for nS ONS during the tian Council of China, may achieve great
last thirty years. The late Mrs. Bryant {hinges throughout the land.
shared her husband’s keen interest in the aaa Pee :
ood work That the Christians who are serving
= Reaans Veale Sep eee her's Saatne the Chinese Government with such
nalts marriage was Miss Elsie Br ane An CRC ee ne
BO oR Tea (aie. Harold (Oh eee no eet cir end
’ Bryant, son of Mr. Maurice Br vant, col- tot to ete eee De
fected! £8 B Sia aaa eneneaeE Dee existing in many parts of China.
ected £8 5s. 6d. in 1929. The mission- — >, ,,
ary box is a family one, and passes from een Ue oC few months of Key: Be.
child to child. Both children are five ocker s work in West Africa may be the
years of age. R Boe most fruitful of all his labours there.
f That the ministers soon to leave Eng-
eer worms § = land to take up missionary work overseas
ames a hee may be graciously prepared by God’s
ye Lae came ‘ : Be Sei for the great opportunities await-
a a ee ae ids ing them.
ka ae es an a “Prayer is that assertion of our
ea nai Gee «desires, in communion with God, which
3 ol * A aims at harmonizing our will with Wis 23
so ee ae —Rev. J. BRETHERTON.
a ee
Ta (ti ee r
: : ee ee: Received with thanks, “ F.B., Higham’s
fa eetiee Park,” 2s. 6d., for, Wenchow Famine
an z mee ge | Fund.
Francis Veale. Harold Bryant. —
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oa Mrs. J. B. BROOKS, B.Litt,
i Interesting Extracts from Our she is always keen to adopt any new
ie Post Bag. ideas that I have to offer, =
: : g During the summer holidays we had
Miss Doris Coombs, B.A., writes doubts as to whether we should be
peal about Our Ningpo Girls’ School. allowed to open. As you know, the
i T has been suggested that I may find College opening was postponed for. a
{ it trying’ to have a Chinese lady.as month. Our fears for the Girls’ School
Principal of the School, but as a proved unfounded. We opened, as ar-
matter of fact, I hardly know what I ranged, on — September 4th, and have
i should have done without her; Mrs. continued peacefully for two and a half
Chen has proved a faithful follower of months, on the understanding that we
Christ during very difficult circumstances. arrange about registration when Mr.
i When our school had to be closed owing Grist is here in February.
to the political troubles, she held a school Last term we had only three boarders,
; in her own house, and her pupils formed but this term we have nineteen. This
i the nucieus of our school when we_ increase is specially cheering, as we feel
| ' opened in the new building last February. there is more likelihood of our influen-
| Mrs. Chen is well-known and respected cing’ the boarder than those who return
| i in this neighbourhood, and it is thanks home every afternoon. One unusual fea-
to her that we had 112 pupils last term ture is the number of boarders who are
Weal and 132 this term. Mrs. Chen has had married. Some are fairly young, but
1M a great deal of experience, and I have two are older and have a child each living
| always been glad of her advice, whilst with them and also studying: at school.
| ; Sometimes we doubt the wis-
eos LT dom of taking’ in these older
| ES . Co : agi women, but they were very
P| Boe areas ARE reese reen ame or: 8 anxious to continue thejr
ears aelno bea Sey ae cae ae o) | Studies, and as they intended
| ee ol i . 2 il going to a non-Christian school
it a 5 Hi - al if we did not accept them, we
li = U See ae i could hardly refuse to have
| a j elie oe them. The chief difficulty arises
i a “ay 4 in their being slower at their
Hh rag aA QO . a0 Gee A Ses} studies, generally speaking,
iI leas vhyeea i? ee feb Vin fm than the younger girls. We
Cag, ea Bie a) Serge) i‘ : have solved the problem in
Sea | Bae) ed fe 4 : 443) ae on | English by dividing the class.
i = —
| | ee oe Gis Act Bali aati ee ec backward ones. In other sub-
aa ee Sah oe ee Oa ee jects the problem is not so
| | oe es hs eee We have two additional
| a teachers this term, which pro-
t The Nyieh Yang Primary eoeee lahohner ean vides a Chinese teacher
Poe Ruth Che, Chinese Pracipet ian the cosaaten Miss Dodge. for each class, All six teachers
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— TD = SES Mrs. Worthington sends a Cheery
S| Message from Meru.
—_— 3 . ea Things are moving’ in Meru. We
eae G eae : have the church full every Sunday, and
Oe) eae : ry the Sunday School is doing extra well.
————— | | Mr. Worthington has a very large cate-
i rf 4 te e | chumen class. Now that Mr. Laughton
a a | m3 ei has come things will go ahead in the
if a | | : | school; he is very keen and thinks the
eee Be be et : folk great. We are entering sixteen for
Bee fe ee oO | the Government examination, fifteen
| reer OU Ci d irl. We hope to get some
re a. iin E oys and one girl. e hope to get some
“2° : ee passes, and afterwards some financial
- | fie help from the Government.
a GA Ske 5 gee Girls’ work is our difficulty, but, even
a8 a Ae see so, all my old girls, mostly married, still
; ee: 35 oe fet fe ieee come. They all come to sew and do very
See . Se See nicely. Some want to go to school again,
Naeeagt = 3 | eee 7 Pee and we shall encourage them to do so,
fo 3 4 ee - Sa provided they keep the “home fires
\gaee ? : CN ue burning.’’ A great many children are
oe” a f { ‘ een coming along, and it is a task to provide
ee Te Seo :, Nepaaae them all with clothes. I brought out a
ree eS fi % a ; A pile of little frocks and lots of cloth, but
SES ar ca nas we've used up every piece, and now we
eee de remem, \ ae look to our W.M.A. friends to send us
oe cS gees wf g eaee more material, so that we can keep up
Rees es ee ,, ae the sewing class. We have quite.a num-
oS coe a ae: ecsen es eeal ber of girls in school now, many of them
Peter ad te CaS Sige eeee young, and they are all eager to learn
Chu Chia Bible-Woman. OISe we
(Photo: Miss E. L. Avmitt. We have had some wonderful services
are Christians, for which we are thankful. lately. Some have so thrilled us as to
It is through them that we can best make us feel it has been worth while com-
reach the girls, and we do our best to ing back. All our old boys are regular
‘win their friendship. Occasionally we attenders when in Meru. Many of ‘them
invite them to our home to a foreign are working for the Government, and the
meal, and sometimes we are invited to a District Commissioner has asked us not
Chinese meal. Four of them speak English to take them away as they are. short-
‘fairly well and the other twoa little. This handed. One of our old medical boys,
‘has helped our _ intercourse, ‘
though we are using Chinese set
more and more. gaeee i ee Bae ee = :
When we took morning prayers |Baae aa > i ee eS 5
last term Mrs. Chen interpreted |i eae . e a eS oo eae
for us, but this term we thought [Bee ad ae cy © a.) 7 :
we ought to make a beginning’ in |i “2 Pes Se ” | Gills : S
Chinese. We write out our ad- |e eee te fet Beer 1 ~—d BS
-dress word for word and then _ |g il Ge sd eet. ey ies ~, ae
ead it through until we can say eee, || Bae | S Stang on a co
it almost “by heart.” We some- [fame 4 wae re. fees Le
times wonder how much the girls |" jay ee | Ya) a
understand. At any rate, it is : ay date } OD Bee eo
good for our Chinese, and as See EY Fg Ef oe ah Pease a
Mrs. Chen always takes prayers | D-Rscal ee te Bas ere ae
the following day she canexplain le xt : Ry ee clipe eae
anything we failed to make clear. ‘Ten Little Nigger Girls.”?
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| ith
i Elijah,’ is with the Government’ doctor, We are eagerly awaiting Mr. Grist’s
: oi who speaks very highly of him, and says visit in March that the medical work may.
| i he is quite the best boy. The previous be decided upon. At present, Dr. Crad-
} it doctor also praised him. You can under- dock is doing mostly out-patient work—
I} stand how pleased we are to hear this. except when he goes to perform major
| |i It makes us feel that the early days in operations ‘at Chu Chia Tsai, one day’s
| Meru did really count for something. journey away. Here the out-patients’
} iM For about three months Mr. Worthing- department, surgery, operating theatre,
1 MN ton has been helping the Government by etc., are all one and the same room in
| iit distributing food on the mission to a wing of our home, until hospital build-
1h several locations. One week he gave ings are erected. Wu Ting is a fairly
| t out 50 tons of maize. It involved hard big centre, and there is a tremendous
Hi work, but it was real mission work, too. need for medical work.
i Some of our boys told me how delighted | the people were that they had to come ;
| to the mission for food. Mr. Worthing- We are saved by hope. Sometimes it
ton understood their language, which is hope deferred ; yet we never doubt that
Loo helped greatly, and they would not be nature’s “earnests” will come true at
sworn at or bullied. This work should last. She will certainly do for us all
help our mission work. At any rate, it those things of which she has spoken to
was a good thing the Government took us in the spring. And our God, Who is
over the food problem, or there would the Maker and Master of all worlds—
have been real famine and hardship be- shall He be less faithful to carry out the
cause of the shortage due to continuous forecasts of His mercy, to fulfil the
ll visitation of locusts. Things promise promises of His love?—Rev. T. H.
| well for the coming harvest, if only these Dartow, M.A.
| pests will keep away. —————————
a
| Mrs. Craddock contrasts Shantung The United Methodist Church
| with Yunnan. Missionary Society.
It is about a year since we came to aes
| North ‘China, and we find it very dif "Si" pevonsiive Need foreet Hil Toso? Che
li ferent from Yunnan. Here there are no sing Rey, /STEDEEDRD. 1s Site. kon
| hills ; all drab, dull plains in this part of B.A..Ph.D., 22 Thornton Avenue, Brixton, London, S.W.2.
| | Shantung: “In Yunnan we lived 7,000 TREASURERS rorelgs JOSEPH WARD at 1.
} i feet above sea-level. [he people are Esq.,F.S.A:A., 2 and 4 East Circus Street, Nottingham,
very different from the Yunnanese. In- Ta Windsor Read, Fevest Cate at: Paes
ee deed, one cannot say of things in any Lantern Rurean Secretary: Rev. C. A. DAVIS.
one province, “This is typically Chi- Oakville,” Cemetery Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire.
| nese.’? There seem to be many different
| | countries and peoples. Customs, too, WOMEN’S MISSIONARY
| Hh differ very much, and food, etc., also. AUXILIARY
| Our Mission premises are outside the sis oei3
| } oe and we can see. the wall, on Beet President: Mrs. E. G. WARREN, Wick, Downton
| of it, from our home. Here there is a Salisbury,
| if scarcity of stone, and even the city wall Beet tte ae TRUSCOTT WOOD, 2 Tamar
| is built of mud. In Yunnan the walls poreign Cor. Secretary: Mrs. H. SUNMAN, B.A‘.
| were all of stone, and the cities were The Manse, Connah's Quay, Chester.
Y | compact. Here the cities are huge, with Le iaiendee Tate caren Voce ae
ba I large areas inside the walls under cul- Secretary. cof ihe. _costime: pDepartment + Miss
| 1 tivation—this in case of siege. The Bristol. : : my nea
language is not quite the Same as 1M Secretary of the Invalids’ League: Miss ALLEN,
| Yunnan, though the main differences are que scmont.. Cleveland Koad, Lorqnay, f
eee] in the tones. The climate is very ex- Je aeatcin theredibne Paes May Baoows BLitt,
| treme, bitterly cold in winter, andi very _ = ratssnites Lane, Bradford, Yong. Parser. of te
| _ hot in summer. want of space.
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| “Here we get something we cannot get anywhere else. Here we H |
| get love.” —A patient to a doctor in a Missionary Hospital. il
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“"There’s a Light upon
the Mountains.”
HE sun was darkened when Jesus died. There’s a Light upon the mountains the
The sun was rising when Mary Magdalene, world over, because Love and Sacrifice have
Mary the mother of James, and Salome gone everywhere. .
went to the sepulchre on the
resurrection morning. The Sun Ea ae eR ET
of Righteousness had risen with
healing in His wings. : ;
The shining of the dawn on Alpine :
summits! Surely the Heavenly . i
Artist never painted a sublimer |.
picture. The valleys are dark with ;
fearful gloom, but the light upon ‘
the mountains is. the promise that he i‘
even these will soon kindle with the |BXE
glow now flushing the peaks. Dew- eS ee 7
pearled will be the hill-sides, and |Mee
the day at the morn. : sc > &
There’s a light upon the moun- et See : k
tains in Yunnan, in Kenya, every- Be es Be ‘
where. Eyes holden with sorrow, Pay eee Pe ore
loss, loneliness and disappointment |® Sees be ws Leth : cate eee
may fail to see it. Light—where : ee css ; eee, i Bare
is the Light? we ask when brave (ee © ee
and skilful men are stricken down, |e gases ee ages eS are
and the tumult of revolution de- Sees Steerer a ee gas an che are
stroys what the patient toil of at ee eC Sere oe oo eae.
years wrought with such hope. But |MRQRMARmEee TS 00
the Light is there: there in the eC eer. fh, SSeS 2. Se eats
valorous hearts of men and women |Ee Ge hea ae Bese. FETs Se ie). 8 te. Gana coer
living their redeemed and redeem- |= Sees eee REE
ing lives in China and Africa; Saw ae See ae et rh aaa :
there in the fidelity amid perse- eS Eee See ae : s
cution of those won from super- ea i hug ORR ea a 5; ; 3 ?
stition and darkness ; there, above Sheath eee eae oa : aeate :
all, in the presence of Him who is : . pe iach cy. = Rect Rac nea ‘
the Life and Light of the world. Saag: FEE rae
Light—where is the Light? To ts EN ese cs aE cnc gaa Senna : ;
faith’s enlightened sight the world \@e Wetec ea ache! | Ree Be : y
. ep 2 4 . oa . ae
flames with it ! ; oe ee ae, Oe woe Sy
Lovers of Christ are Light- eee Bale Po ali§ hes
bearers. On the Mountains of her WM a
Light they caught the gleam, and, | eee gt Ties
like Moses, their faces shine with PR SiS te ; e a ee
it ough they may not themselves |g 2. oo ae aoa Sree era se comics ts OG
now it. For them the prayer has |e... gteeeihea, erie es ae eee ant
been answered: Lord, lift Thou the Rn oe ee rage Fee
light of Thy countenance upon me! |) "a Bote SE aac ee See re
And what is this Light but Love Si 2= eeS eam e
and Sacrifice ? Yhe Jungfrau from Wengen.
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Yo Is It Worth How Ningpo Answers the Question.
I : v. H. TOMLINSON.
it! ~~ While? Re ©
lik F. one is ever tempted to doubt the ae Stag ae
| iW h-whil f Foreign Missi a lil Ra.
| ot worth-whileness of Foreign Mission a, | = || Be
| it enterprise, two such incidents as I a ie : ie i ae
Hi am now about to relate will quickly dis- || FRB .éss | : =
ef pel those misgivings. a oe |
| oi ee fog , << wr
| on Seng Tsiu Yiang. i Coe) Ge ae
ol i It was whilst travelling in our Ho _ |ieg, ¥ eae ( os . ai 4
| Hh _Hyiao Tsiu Circuit last October, that I |i ae PT So ae
1 Ne first made the acquaintance of Seng = Sa I
Ki Tsiu Yiang. He is now seventy years |is =—gamreiR Faso \ aol e:
ei of age, but in spite of his years is one | [ES . ea ae ee
| of the stalwarts of our church at Ho | | a oe iL eee
Hyiao Tsiu. ye eee SR
| Seng Tsiu Yiang is a “ full-timer ’’ in Ae hie
iit the Lord’s service. Twenty years ago, a : gems. aa,
AM whilst living at Pu Keo Wong, he first ea —_ Shag:
heard the Gospel. At that time he was |[j iit 9 90
ie dependent for his daily food on the manu- | Ree
ite pe é i y . REP pee ee rh, ee Shop eaee eee
inh facture of temple idols, and was himself | â„¢ eee
Hi a Buddhist, so ardent a Buddhist indeed | #RgBigs eee uemneen cs
hil that ten years elapsed before he was con- Bees We ea ae eee
i vinced of the truth of the Christian mes- Rese a y i ae
il sage. During those ten years he was | 793 a eee
i on our books as an inquirer, and at the |j|\.s mec
i end of that time Rev. J. W. Heywood, The ‘Temple of the (Photo: Rev, H. Tomlinson.
i who is so deeply loved and respected by Three Spirits,”’
| all the Chinese members, baptized him. It was a great day for Seng Tsiu
ii = —= : Yiang, for it marked his acceptance of
ta A ° . .
| | a8 the True Light, and the beginning of
| iia) a = his service in the interests of God’s
i aa ie Kingdom. However, his decision was
Ht a ; not accompanied by the disappearance of
Vt a en. all his troubles, rather they increased.
Ly a Saas: For several years he was sorely per-
Li |e : Bs A plexed in mind and heart because his
1 | aad ce daily work was that of making idols,
| | | ee # such idols as are shown in the accom-
i | eS ae panying illustration. He felt such an
| |e eet em eee Sa occupation to be inconsistent with his
th 364 i ae pee a 3 belief in the Christian message, and so
Hh a : ees oi ? strong was his conviction that he left the
He me i . 5 trade. Surely such a decision could be
\ = : “s nothing but the fruit of a living experi-
i ee Aes ence of the love of Christ.
; wu Rae es i
| | as ee Tsiu Tsing Kying.
i lt fata ee 3 5
Wel a a Fe 4 Tsiu Tsing Kying I met for the first
Wy (comet is soccer ee time last November whilst on a visit to
Hi neo eg our Si Hwo churches. His is a pathetic
| He | x Rea tarot <. | yet glorious experience.
al Bo : ee Just a year ago Tsiu Tsing Kying,
PN et ee who is but forty-eight years of age, suf-
Hi Se ee fered a serious illness which unfor-
A i} Seng Tsiu Yiang. (Photo: Rev. H. Tonilinson. tunately affected his eyesight. As he
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grew stronger in body his powers — of sharing his evening meal, he opened his }
vision gradually decreased. Beside him- heart to me and told me of his experi-
self at the thought of his ultimate blind- ence of the past few months. W ith a |
ness, and chancing to hear one day of face radiantly happy; yet with a voice full {|
the healing and comforting power of of pathos he said, ‘Yes, I have lost the Hl
prayer, he immediately invited several of outward light, but I have found the In- {|
the members of our Song O church to’ ward Light ; I have found the Heavenly {|
his home. Prayer on his behalf was Hill.”” And he spoke not with the glib ||
offered almost without cessation io, three tongue of one who repeats well-worn
days, but, alas, he grew gradually religious phrases but out of the experi-
worse. ence of his soul.
At length he was persuaded to enter a “God moves in a mysterious way |
Mission Hospital in the neighbouring city His wonders to perform.” |
of Shao Shing. There the mission doc- : nse :
tor did his ‘best to save the eyesight of Can we ever doubt the worth-while- |
Mr. Tsiu, speaking to him from time to TESS, of mission enterprise whilst God's |
time of the love of Jesus. All medical ‘Spirit so moves, and works such won-
skill was of no avail, Tsiu Tsing Kying ers, in the hearts of men? }
returned home a blind man. “To doubt would be disloyalty,
As I sat opposite him-in his. home, To falter would be sin.” .
rt ge ae .
From The |
Watch -Tower Rev. C. STEDEFORD. ;
i
The Famine In a Jetter to our Trea- some hundreds, and the number of people ee
Fight in surer, Rev. W. R. Stobie in each family. In these ten villages {
Wenchow. describes the desperate alone there are over two thousand whom
struggle being made to the harvest failure has left in this con-
conquer the famine conditions around dition.”’
Wenchow. He says: “Last night (hinese The account continues :
(January 14th) I had a long wire from @o.operation. “There is a Relief Com-
the Secretary of the Chinese and Foreign mittee here of Chinese
Famine Relief Committee in Shanghai, business men who have taken in hand
asking me to form a Sub-Committee some of the work of relief. They are
here, and forward the names to him, of feeding thousands of people daily, but
missionaries (Protestant and Roman_ evidently feel that, with the next three
Catholic), Chinese gentry, and Chamber months to take into account, the work is
of Commerce members. He expects his beyond them. So the Director of this
Committee to give 5,000 dollars (Mex.) Committee, a young man in_ business
by the time the names should arrive; here who used to be a student in our
but the numbers of utterly destitute College, together with a banker, called
country folk who have come into the city on me last week to get their Committee
and found harbourage in the temples is in touch with the Committee whose Sec-
so great that this sum would not suffice retary in Shanghai wired me last night.
to give them one and sixpence apiece, For this purpose they sent me several of
and the next three months will be the their printed reports (Chinese) and ten
worst. Yesterday I met one of our Chi- large photos of destitute people in the
nese circuit ministers whom I commis- temples, and in their homesteads, and a
stoned some time ago to collaborate with photo of blighted fields. These I for-
the village community leaders in investi- warded this week to Shanghai with their
gating the number of destitute people in suggestion that the Sub-Committee I am
the villages of their respective circuits. asked to form be merged in theirs. This
In his area are ten villages, and his book suggestion I have recommended, and am
contains the statistics of such families, now awaiting: the Shanghai Secretary’s
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| Mh
ik reply before, I feel, I can do anything their gifts, and how deep the gratitude
IM effective.”’ with which they were received. The
| i stream of contributions continues to flow,
| i 100,000 “Another of our pastors though but slowly. The amount already
; ii Destitute. has a report to send in Teceived is £70 10s. 7d., and we shall be
1 concerning 10,000 desti- glad to see this sum_ considerably
1m tute in his area, and another reports that augmented.
Pn the number investigated in his area is
1 Nn approaching 20,000. It has been esti-
feet mated that in the Wenchow county [ate Rev. F. H. Our Church lost one of
} iN something like 100,000 people are desti- Robinson. her most zealous mission-
1 tute, and last week’s deputation told me - ary advocates in the pass-
li some of the refugees in the city died ine of Rev. F. H. Robinson. When I
from exposure to the recent severe spell sayy him some months ago he manifested
of cold. The Shanghai paper reports that the keenest interest in the latest develop-
in one part of China 15,000 people have ments of our foreign stations. He has
| Hf died from exposure to cold.’ now a place on the honoured roll of those
& who leave their memorial in the list of
Thanks to The above account will bequests. His bequest of £50, after pay-
Donors. cause the donors to ment of legacy duty of £5, brings £45
| i realize how welcome were _to our Legacy Reserve Fund.
| | Dr. R. P. Hadden. Rey. C. STEDEFORD.
Rid ARELY has our Mission in China time only partially recovered from a
R suffered so serious a loss as that slight operation. His presence greatly
Wi) which has bereft our staff of Dr. strengthened and encouraged the mis-
| it R. P. Hadden. The loss is all the greater sionaries, and during the visit of Mr.
i because it follows so soon after the death Grist schemes for the extension of the
| of Dr. Ff. S. Dymond in the same town medical work were adopted. These
of Chaotong. Twice stricken by the brightening hopes were soon eclipsed.
fl sudden passing of two doctors within a Under the combined attack of typhoid
year, our little missionary community in| and pneumonia, Dr. Hadden died on
that city has passed through days of deep [february 12th, at the age of 44 years.
darkness and desolation. We pray that
it their faith and courage may not fail. His Professional Career.
I Our readers will remember that when Dr. Hadden joined our staff in North
| Dr. Dymond fell a year ago, Dr. Had- China four years ago. in response to the
i} den, who was serving in North China, appeal of Rev. F. B. Turner. For the
Pe was asked to transfer to West China in following particulars of his earlier his-
| order that our staff there might be sup- tory I am indebted to the doctor’s.
| plied with medical service as soon as brother, Mr. W. H. Hadden. Dr.
| possible. In the sacrificial spirit which Richard Perrott Hadden, M.C., was the
Hi always distinguished him, Dr. Hadden second son of the late Alderman George:
| consented to go to Yunnan, and as soon Hadden, of Springfield, Wexford, Ire-
Hi as he reached the province he received a land, where his mother still resides. He
| telegram summoning him in all haste to studied medicine at Trinity College, Dub-
Chaotong on account of the illness of lin, where he won distinction as a bril-
1 AT Mrs. Hudspeth. In the January Ecno lant ‘student and obtained his M.B.
1 oi these notes related how he made the degree in 1908. He gained experience
| journey in forced marches, though at the .as House Surgeon of the Royal Victoria
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Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin ; the Miller united in expressing their esteem by pre-
Hospital, Greenwich; and the General senting him with a “Ten Thousand i
Hospital, Cheltenham. In 1911, he pro- People’s Gown.’’ This gown 1s a striking |
ceeded to China as a medical missionary, garment made of silk to which are
in connection with the Wesleyan Metho- attached hundreds of tags of different
dist Mission in the Southern District, and coloured ribbons, each tag bearing the
he served at Fatshan and Wuchou. In name of a subscriber to the presentation. ||
1915 he volunteered for the Great War ‘This pleasing tribute testifies to the es- iy
and saw service as Captain in the teem in which the doctor was held by the
R.A.M.C. in Gallipoli, Palestine, Egypt Chinese among whom he had lived and
and France, laboured for
ANGH Ola aS MOM tye ee rcestees Fi) oy hee tee ence a aE nearly three !
time he was | years. !
with the army A |
of occupation pS ss Coll > i
in Germany. he ge OELaeues }
Whilé on ac- | * on Beautiful
tive service he om 5 Z Tribute.
was awarded | _ The sacrifi-
the Military ae = es ; cial motive
Cross. In oe yf ae which inspired i
1919 he re- a pe phe the life and [
turned to: Fat- a service of Dr.
shan. Subse- 2 NE Se Hadden is re-
quently, desir- A Me ee Soe vealed in the
ing to transfer tei epee Pe “a f ° llow i ng
to a manda- a fo tribute paid by
rin -, speaking i se ee Rev..2 © aoe
district, DE pre rr — oe. : Gimblett, who
Hadden went i te OO Aaa cc aa served with
to Peking, te ae sant eke cage him as a col-
where Mr. 1y Foy Oh? league in Fat-
Turner met Me ce aa shan. ‘ Meth-
him and_ en- ne es Boia — SD Y odism has lost
listed his ser- x ee t & ae Pen 5 Pape a great mis-
vices to fill 0 pa eee ee sionary, in
the. vacancy ee or: i many ways a
at Chu Chia, aaa ee ee. most remark-
caused by the oy ae able man, °
retirement of | fo above all, one
ID Whe 1D le ie ae | who poured
Plummer. He Fe a EO ee eae SO Ustaealiiimeelt
arrived in The late Dr. R. P. Hadden. without stint,
Chu ‘Chia on especially for
November 20th, 1926; his engagement the least and the lowest. I remember
was for one year only with the possibility him best as the loyal friend and brother
for extension. with whom I shared a_ little Chinese
pee ‘ i house in Fatshan, 1.ear Canton, in 1914-
Appreciation in North China, 15. Differing as we did in matters theo-
The strong desire for the continuance logical, I nevertheless came to admire
of Dr, Hadden’s services in Chu Chia and love him as almost the very
was very soon demonstrated. He had embodiment of the noblest missionary
found a sphere of great usefulness and _ traditions.
was happy in it. His colleagues, and “Dr. Hadden was an outstanding man,
the Chinese, deeply regretted the neces- not only in stature but also intellectually
sity which called him to Yunnan. When and spiritually ; he was a profound stu-
he left Chu Chia last July the Chinese dent of the Bible, one who was at home
hospital staff, patients and villagers, in the deep things of God and had sur-
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it rendered himself utterly to the call for Rev. F. B. TURNER,
| sacrificial service. He toiled terribly, Tientsin, N. China.
1 it never considering himself, and I often i 2
} i pee ata eae | Great distress and sorrow, have been
| i thought how difficult it must have been : Tes nae megste eae A
| HI : 2 ee MRR Are occasioned in North China by the sad
| Ht for him to understand the point of view : 2
ea" : f hinoe news which came by telegram from Chao-
| Wh of others who could not attempt things - ger: es
a} . s Sects . 3 tong, Yunnan, that Dr. R. P. Hadden
Hy on his scale. One recognized him as a : ; Reng eee
Wt . : : = mon ly Passed away on February 12th at mid-
1 il saint, in many ways, too, an intensely eet ? ’
HI J I. Bal night.
human and lovable saint. But he was : ; Rayesccrs a ee
eet: 2 Su, ie faa It is grievous intelligence; word re-
He perforce a lonely man, and on the few 2 > ; :
Hi : - : earn . ceived from him but recently told of
1 occasions when we have met since my : ; :
Ht SP Sc ie “499 “. robust health, and only a day or two ago
| WH return to England in 1920, I could not : 5 Sa : ee =
ect ; SPER Ne Oe Bes , too 6the writer re-posted to Mr, Grist a letter
Hy help noticing the signs of increasing (ees irae to entaa
strain and toil. He never swerved a ‘ eet ncates : :
: : soe As the one through whom he came into
hairbreadth from the appointed path. see a Bes
| aes Saat on orig association with our Mission, I. should
| Above all, he ‘kept the Divine vision in 3 Tigers =
i seeps ; Sct pean xs . like to pay this tribute to his memory,
| time of trouble,’ and therefore his short d aerate fr)
aA ave ges _-,. and to tell something of his record.
; life , was of a marvellous integrity se 3 z <
§ ee g Richard P. Hadden was a member of
throughout. I, for one, shall never cease CEG : Sie ek :
= ss * Be aa ae the Irish Methodist Church, and attached
to thank God for his influence and penis Z oa 4
i os 5 : to its Conference. After graduating: as
' example; and I am quite sure that a ; ; : Reon terrie
; : seins pieces M.A. at Dublin University he took also
great host of our Chinese brethren of all RR alo hou geen @ualiiied “MeRane
: Z ‘ Z M.B.
ranks and classes will mourn the loss es eee 2
t Ae Mad Shane THe Bele eeEPhtcician’ Ch.B., and offered for missionary service
! Seon eee Saas aes under the Wesleyan Mission in South
| China. He was sent to Canton. While
Keen and Varied Interests. there he was the representative of the
3 : oe Irish Conference and its Christian En-
i An intense devotion to missionary ser- qeayour missionary.
1 qi vice was combined in Dr. Hadden with The Minutes of the 1926 Irish Confer-
| 5 : zs Ss a
Rid a keen interest in a wide range Of ence at Belfast expressed the thanks of
| thought and activity. Hecarefully studied the Conference and_ its appreciation of
Hid) social and political questions, and he cul- pr, Hadden’s work. The resolution
ih tivated a taste for music and literature, passed is a tribute to his worth :
i particularly poetry. The Bible contro- “The Conference returns thanks to
| {hh versy, which has excited such strong feel- Dy. Richard P. Hadden for his valuable
ing among missionaries in China, became services as Christian Endeavour mission-
| with him a question of supreme import- — ary for thirteen vears.
eat ance, and two years ago he published a “Dr. Hadden brought to his work
| book entitled “Christian Evidence and oytstanding abilities as a medical man,
| Teaching,” which was designed to make anda spirit continually aflame with devo-
ii -an appeal to both fundamentalist and tion to Jesus Christ. In his Christian
| Ss . . . .
Ih modernist. § : service rendered in this country, in
ii The passing of a man of such quality China, and in connection with the Great
li and ability is indeed a great loss to the War he has proved himself a true man
missionary community in China. We _— of God, and has served the Master with
ees magnify the grace of God revealed in transparent sincerity in all the activities
| him. We honour the home which,.has of his life.’?
sent three missionaries to China, a He served for fourteen years on the
Rig brother, Dr. George Hadden, still serves Canton Mission, and was in charge of
i} in Hankow and a sister in Shanghai. We important medical work involving the
ia sympathize deeply with the relatives, oversight of two hospitals.
Pe central among them being the mother of During that time he was in perils oft
Dr. Hadden, who has seen her circle of | and had many stirring and strenuous ex-
fil eight sons and daughters broken for the periences in the troublous days of civil
| Bige first time. We praise God for the greatest war in that province. He spoke Can-
of all gifts, a life wholly consecrated to tonese with fluency ; and, what is more
j the service of Christ. unusual, he wrote Chinese with great
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readiness, and, in other parts of China, the interior and make their way to pro- |

was able easily to communicate with tection and safety in Tientsin. Dr.
others by means of pencil and paper Hadden accompanied his colleagues and
when he did not know their spoken the ladies on the journey to the railway,

language. but he returned thence to Chu Chia T sal. |

Returning to England and Ireland in The eae had been ee to ue ||
1926, he felt it desirable to seek a Out their mules to the travellers unless I
change in his sphere of work, and came the doctor promised to return with them. |
to North China with that view. That W ithout him the carters, carts and
autumn, while attending the sessions of animals would have been at the mercy I
the National Christian Council in Shang- of any wandering soldiers. So he re-
hai, I had the good fortune to get in turned ; it was a fine act: he took the :
touch with. him, ultimately securing him risks which secured the safety of the :
for our Lao Ling Medical Work, then others. It was characteristic of this self-
without a doctor. He joined the staff forgetting servant of Christ. :
of our North China Mission on Novem- He stayed at his post at the hospital
ber 16th, 1926, and at once proceeded to with danger on every side, until the tide
Chu Chia Tsai and took charge of the of war rolled away ; and he was delighted
hospital there. to be able at that time to give succour

His reports on that work have stirred to many wounded in battle.
the hearts of those, both here and at A quotation from his hospital report for
home, who are interested in missions; that year will show his attitude to Chi-
for he was a rare representative of the nese soldiers, a class of men for whom
“double cure,’’ being equally eager for no one has a good word:
medical efficiency and for the healing of “Tn the month of May several thou-
the sin-sick soul. sand men of the retreating Chihli-Shan-

In the wide region served by the Lao tung forces passed through or near our
Ling Hospital he won golden opinions area; but as far as my personal observa-
both for his skill and devotion as a doc- tion went there was little looting except
tor, and for his shining Christian the commandeering of food. One has
character and zeal as a missionary. long felt that the lot of Chinese soldiers
There will be weeping’ and great mourn- is harder than some of their critics quite
ing when word of his death reaches Lao _ realize ; and it is a pleasure to bear testi-

Ling. He was hampered somewhat by mony that my own observation was to
the spoken language difficulty, Canton- the effect that the retreating soldiers,
ese being not a dialect of Mandarin but during the war, behaved quite creditably.
another tongue; and though he picked On one occasion I happened to be in a
up Mandarin quickly, and soon under- village when a party of the retreating
stood it, he spoke with a southern ac- soldiers arrived—apparently from a long
cent. Yet he speedily got into touch march. It seemed that no arrangements
with assistants, patients and people; and for a meal had been made by the mili-
his good knowledge of the written tary authorities. The incoming soldiers
language enabled him to produce and bought food as long as the supply on
issue an excellent Chinese booklet on sale held out ; and it was only when that
the essentials of the Gospel for the use failed that they went into the houses and
of inquirers among his patients. helped themselves. As soon as the im-

How well he worked there mav be promptu meal was over, and they had a
gathered from the Lao Ling Hospital short rest, they resumed their cheerless
Reports of recent years, and from that ‘etreat northwards. One wonders what
for 1929 now in preparation and shortly Some of their critics would do if them-
to he issued. B selves placed in such circumstances.’’

During these years in Shantung there It will be remembered that on the ap-
was for a long time much disturbance: peal of the Missionary Committee follow-
almost continuous civil war. At one ing the sad death of Dr. Dymond, and
time, some two years ago, at the request appreciating the serious isolation of Chao-
of. the British Consul, all our mission- tong, we were constrained to release
aries had to evacuate their stations in Dr. Hadden last summer to meet this

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| TN urgent need, though to the great loss of — tribution to a difficult subject. It must
| ii the Lao Ling Medical Mission work. have been helpful to many.

| iW Word of his being about to leave Lao It will be seen from all this hew in
| Nh Ling occasioned great consternation and very many ways our friend and brother
| oii distress, and I was bombarded with peti- “allured to brighter worlds and led the
eet" tions crowded with signatures of all Wway,’’ and it will be realized how heavy
| Wy classes of the Chinese community beg- 4 loss the mission has sustained in his
1 it ging that he be retained. Their appre- death.

| Wh ciation of his character and work was Our hearts go out in sympathy with
oe shown by the presentation of the Wan the Yunnan friends again sorely be-
|e Min Yi (“Myriad people cloak’’), a pic- reaved, and to his brother—also a fine
| it ture of which has appeared in the EcHo. medical missionary now doing splendid
1M He left us with much regret on our Work as head of the Institute of Hospi-
1 it part and on his own, for he had won the tal Technology at Hankow, and to his
cetyl respect and esteem of all his colleagues sister who resides in Shanghai, and,
| here. He had the idea that another man above all, to his mother to whom Dr.
1 ot might sooner or later be found for Chao- Hadden’s death is a shattering blow.
WAY tong ; and not long ago he suggested to With real grief we cry to God: “Help,

me that he might some day be back here Lord! for the godly man ceaseth.”’
at his old post.
itl : eee oe have Bee coming Rev. W. EDDON, Tongshan.

i rom him as to the work an ros ts : : :

| in Chasing’ : OL ee bose fron epg ou eke om ade ie we

i our sacrifice the Yunnan Mission would SHOR eae Cea otne ool

sea our friend, Dr. Hadden. He was only

reap great results. aes : Be eRe Pn hae si

known to us for a very few years, but

| And NOW he has gone: one can hardly they were long enough for us to learn

| believe ut : He was tall, strong and stal- ow earnest and consistent a Christian

i wart, every inch a man: it seems in- he was.

i credible that he should have been so During the troubles of 1927, when our
[at swiftly laid: low. missionaries were unable to remain at
thie It should be mentioned that he served _ their stations in the country, he stayed

We with distinetion during the Great War, at our house in Tientsin, and we became

\\ if and waszall through the Egypt and Pales- very friendly. He was not only a fine

i | tine campaign with Lord Allenby 5 at the strong man physically, but also mentally
ih conclusion of the war he received the and_ spiritually. He loved goodness,
Military Cross. Like other men who have purity and truth, and ever sought to fol-

| hie been in the perils of war he was reticent low after them. You saw and felt it in

| lB as to the occasion which ted to his re- your contact with him. He was greatly

| ceiving this decoration. devoted to his worlkk as a Christian doc-

| Wi Dr. Hadden was also a man of versa- ~ tor, and one of the most unselfish men

Hh tile mind: a voracious reader anda keen I’ve known.

lk student of science and of theology. He As I look back on our all-too-short

i was moved in 1914 to produce “An Out- acquaintance with him, there are so

Hi line of Christian Doctrine,” republished many things connected with him which

Hh in 1917, to try to help those who are make one think of Jesus. He was so
eet troubled with doubts as to religious close a follower of Jesus that he could
matters. This was later developed and not fail to be like Him, and in his con-
| extended,, and in 1927 was published as versations and actions there was always

iN ds “Christian Evidences and Teaching.’’ the suggestion of close fellowship with
Hi He took the “Fundamentalist” position, the Master.

(ie and drew largely from his wide range of We loved him for his big heart, his
| Ha | study. in- theology, history, philosophy natural unselfishness, his readiness to
and science in support of this position. help in anything: for the common good,
| Wat One’ may not go all the way with and for his cheery good humour. His
1 BY either so-called “Fundamentalists’? or was a great personality, full of rich gifts,
| “Modernists,’’ but one can appreciate and the few years he was allowed to be
| Dr. Hadden’s book as a valuable con- with us in North China made our mis-

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sion life a very great deal richer. He help they could not move, refused to :
brought to us all an inspiration which transport the party because they were |
has been a very real lift heavenward, afraid that their carts and _ horses |
and now he has gone to be with our would be commandeered by the sol-
Lord we treasure the memory of his diery and perhaps they themselves
stay amongst us as a very precious would be impressed for military service
thing. when they were returning alone, In this 1]
crisis Dr. Hadden stepped into the II
Principal H. S. REDFERN, M.Sc. breach, a ata Cee the |
B arty as far as the railhead (at ilsang- i
A Soldier of the Cross. chow, and then return to ees as |
When the sad news of the pass- an escort for the carters. This he did, }
ing of Dr. Hadden came to hand and then instead of seeking safety for i
one could hardly believe that it was himself he remained in Chu Chia Tsai i|
true. When I last saw him at throughout that troubled summer, devo- |
the North China District Meeting a ting himself to the care of the sick and
year ago he seemed particularly alert, | wounded soldiers and peasantry. f
strong and healthy. Though it was not In Dr. Hadden’s last annual report the
his custom to talk much about his war exciting events of this period were lightly
experiences (in Palestine and other parts), passed over, but characteristically he
his tall, athletic form and military bear- goes out of his way to say a good word
ing reminded one that, before he joined for the Chinese soldiers. These were
us in 1926 he had been a British officer. often blamed for unruly and cruel con-
Not that he bore himself with any of the duct, but he had personally seen them
roughness sometimes found in the sol- enter a Chinese village tired and hungry,
dier ; on the contrary, he was the very and finding no food prepared for them,
soul of gentleness and chivalrous cour- they had not proceeded to loot the place,
tesy- Dr. Hadden always seemed to me as according to some is their invariable
the very personification of the
SOLDIER OF THE CROSS, THE :
CHRISTIAN KNIGHT. to a in os
Amongst his knightly qualities | ¢ \ ‘
was his courage in the face of |. 93s “™™ - vag ie
personal danger. In the midst of |) — [2 © ie ——
all the alarms arising from the Es ale i OO aed |
fighting amongst rival armies in | a | fe ee oS
North China, when more than | fo LE Fi neem: aes
once the little village of Chu tee te A fe ae Pray : ‘a
Chia Tsai, in which he lived, was | Seay tial § Pp cue nh SO
ss ’ , | 7 “ae opts ie meee meee
occupied by the troops, he always (= | 55) ARMRia gg rg Cosel
seemed calm and collected. In |) [| |) SAIVISRS Geer fe. Py ee
the Spring of 1928 the village ie oe Sy vi A Se Seige
found itself right in the track of So ek 7 vy ES YAY ° We
the advancing Revolutionary eee —— . =i >\. ee pore
Army. In fact, the soldiers had | a ise Mate ~. 4 es ee
already entered the place, when | (MMe MMe oa 7 cat
orders came from headquarters to ae AE a7 Sema ce bu
the little band of missionaries in | : Wil A ea el (fees
Chu Chia Tsai, which included 5 ae i) h\ ye~ AN X Len M 5
_ ladies and children, to leave and ites oS SS pe = nae
take refuge in Tientsin. But by = = — W..20 iy, Nee El ihe |
this time, not only was the vil- | 2 Be I eile ar Sec a
lage surrounded by the Southern = 4 Be Pec. See eG
army, but the roads towards the oe RT. ty, eee
city were choked with dis- =) 93aiqnessasam ass Bo aS
organized defeated Northern ' 40s ee ee
troops. In these circumstances (ers ca
the local carters, without whose Patients in Hospital, Chu Chia Tsai.
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1 it practice, but had behaved “quite credit- Church. But Earth is impoverished.
i} ably.’”’ Our sympathies and our prayers go out
Mh No wonder that when the call came to to his bereaved mother and his brothers
|. ih this Knight of the Cross to step into the and sisters, and also to the little band
} Nh breach in West. China, caused by the of missionaries who for the fourth time
1 tragic death of Dr. Dymond, he so gal- within recent years have lost their “be-
} lit lantly responded. loved physician.’? We have faith to
| ih Put above all things Dr. Hadden was _ believe that somewhere God is calling his
Ki a deeply religious man. His book, successor, who is already buckling on his
| “Christian Evidence and Teaching,’? armour and preparing to pick up the
| ie bears witness not only to his surprisingly sword which has been dropped by _ this
| Hi deep knowledge of theological matters brave soldier. )
iit but to his overwhelming desire to point :
| H i wavering seekers after truth to easy Miss ANNIE J. TURNER,
i of salvation through Jesus Christ, which Formerly of Chu Chia Tsai.
| was the path which he himself was so The death of Dr. R. P. Hadden is
| courageously treading. All his activities, another great blow to our Church in
to medical, or otherwise, were subservient to. China and to all who were honoured by
| Ny this main aim of his life—the winning of his friendship.
souls for Christ. He was quite at home with the Chi-
So now this gallant knight has reached nese: little children trusted him, and the
With the end of his Crusade; he has fought aged managed to be on the road to have
HH the good fight and finished his course. a word as he passed.
i Heaven is richer for his passing, and a So modest was he that when he had
| golden page is added to the annals of our cured a man, dumb for two years through
i - shock, and the dumb folk from all the
countryside flocked to be healed, he was
quite distressed.
i The assistants in the Hospital at Chu
: ies Su: i Chia Tsai were treated by him as
| ' f * ! prothers, and he observed strict Chinese
' = ie etiquette in giving preference to those
\ Be Se who were his seniors. Another rule that,
Hi i asec al x when travelling men alight and wall
HM eee / through every village en route, also gave
1 it Paka him many opportunities for speech and
et ee eres } W\Y for the distribution of books.
i ra \ During the war, when unruly soldiers |
So ia a: \. | crowded the trains, Dr. Hadden’s friend-
aa Re a oie Lb 1 # \ liness and readiness in writing the Chi-
| EE gee | ing : a 8 i a\ = for through a long night he kept them
i Pee eee : interested, writing and answering ques-
I eet | : det ea \ tions, though unable to speak their
: i : . ee | pee) es dialect.
ii ea sy Dr. Hadden could not sing, but as a
| 4 a be s constant companion, alone with a small
at eee Be sible se s -
ras ; a ae ae Bible, he carried a small copy of the
| : ai z Lae ne ce , ss ad Methodist. Hymn Book, which he would
| ; ef ys aye bg Bs j Vex often read.
1 WE ae é Bi i a oe In North China he left many sore
Lo er za m Sipe hi a hearts and himself looked forward to re-
fp i pai a4 aie turning ; but we know that as a good
| } & a : ) a: soldier and servant of Jesus Christ he has
| At ss a id : gladly responded to the call to wider
a : oS ey fields of happier service. For surely to
1 ey 4 such a valiant man some great service
| hl Dr. R. P. Hadden in his Wan Min Yi cloak. awaits him in that other Land.
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The Editor’s Notes. |
The Late Dr. Hadden. were present that morning to increase i
HE tributes to Dr. Hadden by the their missionary giving Ave Old |
T Rev. C. Stedeford, Rev. F. B. S 2 = Sse _
Turner, and others, which appear Consternation was not only visible but i
in this issue, will be read with pathetic audible. An appeal for the support of |]
interest. The passing of so ardent, so foreign missions when the church needed
winsome and so unwearied a servant of painting and the carpet needed repair- HH
Christ is a great loss to medical missions ing, and there wasn’t enough coal in the Hi
in China. He won hearts wherever he basement to last the winter months! It |
went, and many in China, Ireland, Eng- was madness—sheer madness. : i
Jand, and elsewhere, are living’ more But, as has happened so often, this |
| richly and happily for having known kind of madness removed the obstacles
this good and noble man. which sheer sanity was unable to budge, 1
* * * * * and became a driving, conquering power |
A which the gates of hell could not with-
‘The Annual Meetings. stand. A miracle was wrought. The
It will be seen from the announcement little discouraged congregation, the mo-
in another column that excellent arrange- ment they lost sight of their own troubles |
ments have been made for the annual and got under the burden of the world’s |
meetings of the Home and Foreign Mis- trouble, discovered that their own ©
sionary Societies. On Monday, April troubles had disappeared.
28th, large companies are certain to as- Their missionary giving was increased ii
semble in Wesley’s Chapel for these five-fold; they repaired the church, got :
inspiring gatherings. Several of the a new carpet, fitted up the basement as ;
London pulpits will be occupied on the a gymnasium and clubroom for their sons
previous day by missionaries and mem- and daughters, bought a parsonage, in->
bers of the Foreign Missionary Com- creased the minister’s salary, and did
mittee, and there will be a general ex- many other things they never thought
change by the London ministers. Let possible.
us pray for a great blessing on these * * * * *
important services and meetings. The minister’s explanation deserves a
* * * * * paragraph to itself. It’s an old one, and
How to Raise Money for has great authority behind it: Seeking
Work at Home. to save their life they lost it, but daring
: RE: to lose their life for Christ’s sake they
An American minister, Dr. Ernest F. found it :
Tittle, recently stated that paradoxical oe % % % %
aos it may sound, re one sure way i Arrival of Miss Milburn, B.A.
raise money for work at home was to os anes S x
raise money for work abroad. And he Miss Doris Milburn, Bi A.5 of Chu,
proceeded to tell the following story. Chia Tsai, arrived home on furlough on
: ie a Sea ae ae March 2nd. After spending a few days
THe te : eS in London with Principal and Mrs. H. S.
e had been appointed pastor of a Reds harocneded to eka :
church whose buildine was badly in need edfern she proceeded to her home in
church whose building: was badly ea dtord
EDN wees coal bill for two years ae * * * *
had remained unpaid, whose salary was peeae
hardly sufficient for Aye minister to live What Wesleyan Missions
on, whose benevolent contributions had Have Done in Rhodesia.
dwindled almost to the vanishing point, In 1890 a young Wesleyan minister,
and whose congregation was conspicuous Rey. Isaac Shimmin, was stationed at
by its absence. Klerksdorp, in the Transvaal. One day
After being there a few months he Mr. Cecil Rhodes visited the town, and
came to the conclusion that what the Mr. Shimmin had a conversation with
church needed above everything else was him; he had been anxious to do pioneer
a world vision. So he preached a ser- work in the vast region north of the
mon on foreign missions, and pleaded Transvaal, and mentioned this to Mr.
with the little handful of people who Rhodes. The result of the interview
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i was that if the Wesleyan Church would used regularly for worship, 29 European
ih begin a mission in this vast new region, missionaries (men and women), 267
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Wit Mr. Rhodes promised he would give African ministers and evangelists, 5,080
ti £100 annually for the first five years, African full members, 6,355-on trial for |
\ and would grant building plots in the membership, and a total Christian com-
ea! townships and as many mission farms for munity of 14,000.
tI Bt native work as they required. The Wes-
1 leyan Missionary Society eagerly ac- s 7 * = *
\ Hil x . co as . T = O ¥
et ce oe and in June, 1891, the Rev. S. Douglas Gray tells the story
| NY td ae aoe ee cins and the Rev. Isaac of this mission in “Frontiers of the
1 fi epee a eee ee eras cart Kingdom in Rhodesia,’? which the Wes-
1 oi or oe t urteen qaundred miles ies leyan Missionary Society has just pub-
} | north, 1e journey took seven months. |ighed in a very attractive form. (Car-
| ie Za = is * a gate Press, Is.) This book deserves a
| Work among the English settlers and great sale, and we strongly advise our
| among the natives began immediately. readers to order it from our Publishing
First the African work was confined to House. They will not only read a splen-
I the Mashonas ; later, work was under- did story about this particular mission,
i il taken among the warlike Matabeles. but they will gain a knowledge of Afri-
A The Rhodesian Mission has been wonder- can life of thrilling interest. We shall
i fully blessed since it began in 1892, as keep our copy near the books of Rev.
We aut the following figures show. In 1928 there EE. W. Smith and Rev. A. H. Hopkins ;
were 303 churches, 58 other buildings it could not be in better company.
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Mendeland. I. Rev. A. C. LAMB, B.Sc. |
Y thoughts often fly across the we enjoy to the full, for we know how
NM seas on Sundays in Mende Coun- soon it will pass.
try. In the eye of the mind there Our path lies through Tikonko town,
comes the scene in some well-loved across the motor road, and on to a bush
church in the homeland; in spirit I join path, a path little better than a water
the praises and share the prayers being track worn by the rains and passing of |
offered in it that day ; fragments of mes- countless feet. High on each side rise I |
sages come back in memory ; and some- _ the banks, thickly clothed in bush, trees, HWM |
how the indefinable atmosphere pervading or tall grasses. Half an hour’s walk HT |
that sanctuary casts its spell over me, brings us to a marsh which we cross by i |
and somehow eases the strain of the gingerly picking our way from tuft to | | |
months of solitary toil in: the bush. I tuft of grass. Another half mile of bush | 1)
would love to accept, just once, the path brings us to the outskirts of | i |
invitation, Kakpema. | ! I |
Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile, We are four in number : Mr. Johnson, ail |
Weary I know it of the press and throng; Our agent, Vercoe and Gbangba, two of | | |
Wipe from your brow the sweat and dust of our young men, and myself. As we near HT |
toil, : P the town we hear men cutting sticks in |
And in my quiet strength again be strong. the heart of the bush and the boys call i
But this is no time for resting. In the out their greetings : i
morning a far-off village must be visited “A wa-o. A mu Ngewo Veli ’’— i |
and the Word preached, or else a service ‘Come, all of you, let us worship God.”’ |
held in Tikonko town ; in the afternoon ——_ —_—— = |
the Sunday School will gather here in Pay tin © 4 a. er he |
Tikonko ; in the evening there will be the ee ee, 2 Sige ee ee: eo H) ee
service in the town. No, there’s no rest- t x in .“S "eee ee ok i]
ing here, except perhaps gaining the rest RIED a ee HN}
which comes from the feeling of work ” " BO ee ae 4 y ; : | i
loyally done. I shall have to try to realize 7 ee 4° . ey : Hi |
the reality of Stowell’s words, i) ae ‘ ’ » ie ff se 3 | i]
There is a spot where spirits blend, = s oe 5 2 ‘78 : | |
And friend holds fellowship with friend, eC be | i} |
Though sundered far, by faith they meet, ae 4 -_ .. ri F a es |
Around one common mercy-seat. See ny Boe G A |
The Editor has asked me to describe ee oe Zs : € id | Hh |
a Sunday’s work in Mendeland. Perhaps ‘ he FERPRES 4 im i | lj |
he will permit me to deviate from his ae (ey >. Il 4
strict. request, and give, as best I may = “ee ! “Iq i & Hi
be able, some sketches of our work on . meee ue An
different Sundays and in different vil- sper Hi
lages—little scenes that have stuck in _ ae ke, a eae Hi
my memory. In doing this I think I ae \2 — 2 |
will start with our service exile Pes = . Hi) |
By the Kpagbe Stone. oe re ol Ht | |
It is Sunday morning, and we are to 2 | ry a Rae é Ht
visit Kakpema, a little town two miles a | ee NH
away. The people will go about their [Rieu gia «4 Py ee ’ mM | |
daily tasks very early, so we must be ca oe 4S Se | |
earlier still and before six o’clock we |e = ee ge i
must be away. It is October and the ne Pt Re ee |
heavy dews lie on trees and grass, not |x . oo ete. il |
yet sucked up by heat of day. There is | |
a wonderful freshness in the atmosphere Leable Monncineaeheratita: |
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| on Almost as they answer we pass the gowns, the women in cheap print cloths |
Wit blacksmith’s forge, a little distance from and kerchiefs, the kiddies in beads and
| the village to lessen the danger of fire, sunshine. But we are not concerned with
| ow and enter the village itself. It is only the outward appearances. We have come
| iH small, perhaps a dozen houses and one to worship, and it is time to begin.
| ih or two barns at the most. It is arranged We stand in a corner apart from the
ie in the form of an 8, the cross piece of rest and I rise to appeal: “A mu hie.
| i which is formed by the open barrie and A mu Ngewo veli ’’—“Let us arise and
| Ny court house of the village. It is my first pray,’’ and, with all standing, I offer a
ii Ni visit to the town, and I am introduced few sentences of prayer, as simply as I
| Me to the town chief, and sit chatting with can, Mr. Johnson interpreting for me. |
| Wit him while the boys call the townsfolk, Then he leads us in the Lord’s Prayer :
i from each separate house, to join our Mu Ke na ngelegohu,
| ith worship. Bi Biyei ma gayemango,
i The scene is strange enough to an Bi Mahayei i wa,
| Englishman. The barrie has low mud Bi lima-hinda i we ngele-ji-bu kia a
Hil walls. In its centre a log fire smoulders, wela ngelegohu.
Hit whilst from the ceiling there are slung Mu go a folo ji a mu la-mehani foloi
three or four hammocks in which the ji va;
i chief and head men are reclining. Fish- Ke Bi manu mu ma mu hinda nyamui-
it ing nets, bundles of all shapes and sizes, sia va kia ma manu la nasia ma ta hinda
id. bamboo stools and other paraphernalia nyamu we a-mue.
| | rest on the stick ceiling, whilst from it Ba pe mu li hinda na hu ti mu hugo,
i there dangles the inevitable “saraka’’ ke Bi mu gbua hinda nayamu yeya;
Hie (charm), Gbamaile mahayei gbi bi wo mia, ke
As we are noting these things the yekpayei, ke yetowoi,
he people begin to gather, many bringing Kunafo ke kunafo, Amina.
| | their stools of bamboo cane with them. Next we try to sing a hymn, and Mr.
i Women with babies in their arms sit by Johnson interprets a short passage from
| it the entrance. The men sit on the walls the Gospels. Then I rise to speak. But
Vii or lounge in the hammocks, naked kid- {what to say? In race and mental en-
i i dies lie about all over the place, whilst j/vironment, in spiritual experience and
hi dogs and fowls complete our congre- /education, I am on .a_ totally different
; gation. ,plane from my hearers. How can I get
Wah We do not trouble much about dress (\a Christian message into such terms that
| Vi here. I am comfortably and unparsonic- ‘they will understand? In itself the Chris-
1 |h ally dressed in bush kit, the men in rough tian Gospel is so strange to them, and
iit shirts of native spun and woven cotton, | so different from their ordinary thought
1 the headmen in better and more ample | that I have been in doubt as to what por-
| Tht \ tion of it I shall try to em-
hi = 4) Bs era di ; eervGs body this morning, and in
iH ee A Ls ae what form I shall dress it.
Hh eee Gee ee Sts ih ci. ate \Y And then, too, I must rely
He eae eR 5 om Laas a ete Tous es: \/upon an interpreter, and my
i 2 Saga Me Sa OA . ean /message must be framed so
Se ee oie eee aay. ee So" oh NY es simply that he must grasp
Hai = Gh bur Siale. Rafe: my meaning as quickly and
vata es S | heh a eae 0 PAL iA, os tine RED ae as easily as possible. These
Wi e: ‘ ig ul it! Ap oft ay er are some of the difficulties
Whee | ‘Goa | hey Sy ee oe ee ee facing me as I rise. Well,
pee re aparenamed Vedi | |) newts Be difficulties are to be over-
: i Bi a Etat se ae cated | RE come, and this morning I
A ee ihave had a text and anillus-
bee 2 Bee ere po ee ae tration given to me ready
als eee ito hand.
S| NE e eee seas ee ee rie : | The text was a casual
: | i | | Be Sess [phrase dropped by the chief
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\ dressing the gathering peopie he has said Need I seek further for theme or illus- i
“A mu yando a Jenga mu Pu-hindei tration? My prepared address is cast |
| 1 ua acide oa err f, 7 . ‘ r }
\meni,’’? “Let us gather together to hear aside, and I try to preach: ‘ By_ one | | |
the White-man-matter.’’ The Pu-hindei, Spirit are we all baptizedinto-one_hody, i |
| ‘the White-man-matter, that is my text, pitaperes 4 be ae onde Santee whether 1 |
. . < De. oe
ee contradict and destroy if I can. For Ae fed i oe cae ae earn am- |
: * . r th either ife, nor
lit expresses to the Mende a conception persuaded tat neither dea nor ie,
: . EOE angels nor principalities nor powers, nor
}which stands like a barrier across our be z
| | Ghee a sitiisetos them Rit things present nor things to come, nor
| path. ‘hristianity is to t fe- cite: ate
path = i. y ere ta ee height nor depth, nor any other creature
= Bi fe a 2 P12) og : |
man-matter, alien ce aan nae 'S) _ shall be able to separate us from the love }
\ and precepts. It is the faith of the white .¢¢-Goquwhich is in Christ Jesus our | |
} man, but unnatural to the black. I must -porq.” |
try this morning: to present the- Christ of = My congregation do not sit in respect .
‘the Mende Bush, __ able and bored silence. Throughout I try | |
" ~ co 7 |
And how? Well, my illustration is just | to get them, and not unsuccessfully, to |
‘behind me, in the Kpagbe stone, the town _ tell me of their thoughts and beliefs, and | |
fetish. It consists of two stones behind We talk from them to our lesson of the |
which three stumps arise, each cut short, love of Christ, the Son of God, for blaclk Hl |
and into each of which an iron axe-head 2S, well as white, and the liberation He Hl |
is fixed. Upon this stone sacrifices are brings to us from the fears of the hosts |
made to the unseen spirits, both to the Of darkness. |
unknown ethereal hosts, “ principalities My talk over we sing a closing hymn, |
and powers and the rulers of the darkness and all stand while the blessing is pro- Hl
of this world,’’ and the spirits of the nounced. There is a chorus of “Thank i
ancestors. It is asymbol of the domina- you’s’”’ and parting grectings, and we a
tion of the Unseen over the Mende, of — set back to Tikonko for breakfast, and |
the subjection of their_hearts-and-minds the English mails which will have come a
to the fear of the powers of darkness. whilst we have been away. MH!
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fa ee - eee i ec a Mitiinien Spe Bete: * seiy BIOS oe ee, |
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es Senile ea ee os nee ip pee eis as ae ae Be ae eee, : |
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i WM But one thing more attracts our atten- ingenious native bellows and small fur-
ih tion as we leave the town and take to the nace of clay ; we pass the workers cutting
ii bush path again. It is a tree standing sticks in the bush, women gathering
} by a small stream. Tied to its trunk and roots and bark of trees for dyeing their
| Wit resting in the forks of its branches are cloths; folk soaking bundles of fibres in
1 Wt many little bundles of charred sticks and water for different uses, a weaver by the {
} i pieces of cloth. roadside, with his warp stretched over
| oa What are they? You ask one of the forty feet of ground, and, best of all, we
Hi boys and he explains. Suppose you are get into the house again just as the run-
how a Kakpema-ite, and that when you wake ner has come in from his eight miles
1 Ny in the morning’ you have some sort of tramp with the mails.
ee) pain. There is no skilled doctor at hand
| whom you may consult, so you call in t
With the aid of the native witch doctor. First
i you fee him—‘no cures on credit’’ is Dr. John R. Mott’s Visit.
his motto—and then he will take some Sea ses 5
| stones and with suitable incantations and At the DON of the Conference of
tik rites cast them on the ground. He notes Missionary Societies es Great Britain
| how they fall, and from that he diagnoses and Ireland, Dr. John ak. Mott, Cham,
| the trouble and prescribes. You must tie 22” of the International Missionary
| a piece of cloth over that part which pains Council, is spending April and May in
you, and then walk to the tree. Care- this country. _ During these two months
| fully untie the cloth and tie it to the ¢ will make it his chief purpose to con-
ng trunk or branch of the tree. The pain fer with Mission Boards on the import-
Re will pass from you to the cloth and from ant questions raised at the Council in
| the cloth to the tree, and you will be well Jerusalem, over which he presided,:as he
Bacesnore: : 5 also presided over the Edinburgh Con-
| : Or suppose you fear that evil spirits ference of 1910. It is not part of his
are being used by an enemy to attack plans to address great assemblies, but
you. Again you will call the doctor and there wall ibe AE ex COP MORELO this muleson
Rees he will prescribe. He will make a small May 21st, at 7 p.m., when he will speak
row torch of sticks and light it at the fire. He at the Central Hall, Ww estminster, For
hands this to you and you carry it before this meeting a certain number of seats
Hy you to the tree. You quench the light are being reserved for ticket-holders,
ft by dipping the torch into the stream and Ptice 2s. and Is. ; tickets may be ob-
1 lt then place the charred sticks on the tree. tained from the different Mission Houses.
i} Woe betide the luckless sprite who dares Early application’ 1S advisable, as these
to pass that tree ! seats will be limited. The other seats
Feat Whilst the boys are explaining all this, will be free,
pe \ one of them, Gbangba, somewhat of an ~— From the visit of this great leader in
| iconoclast, reaches out his hand and _ the missionary enterprise of all nations,
touches the tree. From the other, Ver- much is expected. No one can speak
alt coe, there immediately escapes a cry of with so long and first-hand a knowledge
| i consternation and dismay. He’s con- of the missionary task which faces the
Hi ,vinced something’ dreadful will befall Church to-day, and it will be in the
Ke \Gbangba as a result of his desecration. prayers of our readers that through this
| |For Vercoe the old shackles are strong, visit the missionary societies, and
Py jstill, through them the entire Church, may
| | | The way home is quickly travelled. receive a fresh understanding of the
1 We pass the blacksmith’s forge with the world situation.
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Successful Missionary Smawthorne Lane Church, 1 |
1 Castleford.
Collectors. The Smith family, in the Smawthorne 1 |
: Lane Church, Castleford Circuit, has |
) Newport, Isle of Wight. taken an honourable part in missionary
There are some zealous collectors for collecting for many years. During the
missions in Newport,’Isle of Wight. es oe years Oe aun of £57 coe |
Miss Vera Riley began collecting in 1921. BE PIS TC aaicech id ai ge acd ea Nocera n |
: < Jue : 5 this family. This has not been done by |
In 1928 she collected the sum of Jarge gifts, but by a regular collection of |
| £5 0s. 9d., and in 1929, £7 6s. Td. She a penny a week. As the elder members |
is aiming higher this year. of the family retire the next in age takes |
Edward New is another good collector. este ae feta ieee
te SEE Bes : he photo is of Marjorie, who co i
Dauing ns last aye eee ee nes ee during the last two years £16. She is f
£27 8s. 2d. Last year he aoe nine. She got the Distinguished Service |
splendid sum of £10 10s. These are Medal last year, and is entitled to a bar i
examples worthy of being followed all this year. Marjorie’s parents are active i |
aver the country. members of the Church. |
W. H. M. H. L. |
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| i Successful Missionary Collectors
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i ea MISSIONARY MEETINGS
| i el ee Wesley’s Chapel, City Road, E.C.
| Hi 4 : z is s |
|e 7 MONDAY, 28th APRIL, 1930.
i ea bail er he 3 7 = Se
1 ) ES ORS c A Home Missions—3 p.m.
| th “3% are Chairman : F. A. CHAPPELL, Esq. (Gillingham).
\ > pee
ba é : . f oe Speakers: Rey, F. LUKE WISEMAN, B.A.,
| iW ee Rey. H. W. BEECHER CHAPMAN,
aa a Rev. J. LINEHAM, B.A., Ph.D.
| t TS, els cp seen fa (Home Missions Secretary).
y “— as Vocalists: Revs. G. E. MINNEAR, M.C., Hon. C.F.,
| m2 -@ A, C, LOCKETT, Hon. C.F. j
Hl es = . hee we i 5.0 to 6.15—
hia ae ee Tea wiil be served in the
i Bee ene eee Schoolroom - - ~ Od,
Hi Cleckheaton. 6.15—Organ Recital.
Hi FI Mr. and Mrs. Craven, of Central Mr. Charles F. Warner, A.R.C.O.
it Church, Cleckheaton, are enthusiasts for
it missions. Mr. Craven has held the post
yw | of missionary secretary for seventeen Qverseas Missions—6.45 p.m.
Hy years, and has just vacated it to become =—————————
Hi church treasurer. Mrs, Craven is W.M.A, Chairman: E. FRANK SHRUBSALL, Esq,
tH secretary. (London),
| i Their two children are keen collectors. supported by the President of the
| | i Bernard collected during the years 1917- Conference (Rev. R. H. B. SHAPLAND).
| Ht 1926, £51 18s. 8d. Mary has collected Speakers: Principal H. S. REDFERN, M.Sc.
| ; since 1921, £38 9s. 11d. It is not often (North China),
1 il that two young people in the same family Rev. A. A. CONIBEAR (Ningpo),
| ai) have such a fine record. It will be Dr. H. W. BRASSINGTON (fast Africa),
Hi noticed that for six years they collected Rey. C. STEDEFORD
bol simultaneously. It is a pleasure to report (Acting Foreign Missions Secretary),
in| such evidence of zeal and loyalty. eee
Hie ee bes Large United Choir of the London
We <$o Churches: Conductor, Mr. E. C. Malyon.
1 ta ao ee
1 “Tf missions spoil the natives, how is Collections for Home and Foreign
| i it that we continually get requests from Missions.
Wai Government officials and European eee ASE
+ RY traders to send them boys? It is easier ‘here will be a Book Stall, where Missionary
| at to get bush boys, because there are so Literature may be purchased.
a many more of them, yet it is to mission- SRO ae
S| t i! ary centres that the requests for house Contributions to the Chairmen’s List should be addressed
| Re boys are usually sent.’’ lop Re vig We ate antes Moyser Road," Streatham,
Hide = v ondon, . 16, and w e gra i
i —A West African Missionary. the “United Methodist.” paieue ooeene eased in
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Mrs. J. B. BROOKS, B. Litt. | |
INGPO District has suffered cels from various folk for delivery on the WWM |
; | ) another serious loss in the death way, we started. Soon we passed along H fi
of Pastor Kwu Pa Se, the chair- by a small-town where there were many | |
man of a large circuit and secretary of boats on the canal which held us: up. | |
the mission since Mr. Wong’s death a After a good deal of shouting, pushing 1
year ago. Mr. Kwu was something of a and pulling we managed to get through. |
doctor too, and always helping people. Shortly after this the men stopped for Ht
He had had a trying time through the their mid-day meal. They cooked their i |
- summer because of the cholera epidemic rice on a charcoal stove and had some Hy |
and other sicknesses, and probably fish as a relish. iI
had little reserve strength when he him- Soon we had two passengers, an old |
self fell ill. and a young man, who were very in- |
When the news came to Ningpo Mr. terested in our clothes and shoes. The
Tomlinson was visiting one of the majority of men still wear cloth slippers, |
churches, but when he returned next day some of silk, others of velvet, satin or i
he decided to visit the pastor’s family. cotton material. I was wearing: thick Ai :
Miss Beer felt she ought to go also to walking’ shoes which made my feet look {I
show sympathy in this great trouble. much larger than theirs. As a people HY
Miss Beer gives an interesting account of the Chinese have remarkably small feet HH
the journey to Si-hwé. and hands. Wherever we went we saw thy
: : thousands of maize cobs drying. They al
‘Travelling Experiences. were hanging from trees from special HH)
Miss CLARICE BEER. frames, from the eaves of the houses, on | |
We caught the eight o’clock train next _ the roofs and from the ceilings. We also Tl |
morning, taking’ as little luggage as pos- saw some still growing in the fields. The a
sible. The weather was glorious. The plants vary in height from six up to Wi
bitter north wind had changed to asouth — twelve feet. Mili |
wind ; the sun was shining, and the few When travelling by canal one has to i] | 1
deciduous trees were wearing their pass under many bridges and on this trip | |
autumn tints. The tallow trees were a we saw some amusing sights. As we Hl
picture with their brilliant red leaves and drew near a bridge we noticed a boat Ht)
white berries. | Most of the crops had jammed in underneath. It was carrying i
been gathered in and the fields were a load of maize stalks which were too |
being ploughed and winter vegetables long to pass between the pillars, and the H |
planted. The train journey took three two boatmen were having a lively time. | |
hours over the broad and fertile plain with One was holding on to the bridge and iy
hills beyond. The further we travelled trying to pull the boat along, whilst the He |
from Ningpo the lovelier the country other alternated between knocking the i
looked. cargo about and making the boat rock
About eleven o’clock we reached the to and fro like a see-saw. Seeing’ this i)
station of Saen Bang! Gyiao (three bangs would be a lengthy proceeding, our nt
bridge) where three canals meet. We boatmen took another route, but soon Hy | |
got into a boat for the second part of afterwards we came to another narrow ,
: the journey along with two boatmen, part of the canal where were two boats. | I
who said they would start immediately. At this time of the year the water is low Hh | |
A\fter they had received letters and par- and boats have often to be poled along, |
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Hit instead of being “yiaoed’’ (using one into the church, really a fine building, and
ii big oar in the stern). One of the boats — set off at 7.45 a.m. to walk 30 li to the
Wh } had a cargo of faggots. After much — station. I wanted to call at Song Ao,
i t squeezing we succeeded in passing this, where Miss Sang, our chief Bible-
1 but the second boat was carrying heavy woman, is working, but we found she |
1 oi stones, and two men were standing in had gone to Si-hwé, so we did not meet
iN the water trying to push it along, as it after all, for which I was very sorry. We
| Nh couldn’t float in the shallow water. After passed through several villages, where
Hh a time they managed to get the boat into the people were all interested in the
| deeper water and we were able to con- foreigners and gave us some good smiles,
| i tinue our journey. The chief ingredient 1 saw. chillies growing. They grow on
} ii which a missionary requires in his or her — small bushes, two or three feet high, and
composition is Patience with a capital P. the pods are a brilliant scarlet. We also
Hit We reached Si-hwé, our destination, passed a cotton factory, with about a
‘i about half-past three, and found that dozen hand looms, where women and
Pastor Kwu had been buried in the morn- girls were working happily together, and
ing. He leaves a widow, two adopted seem to be paid a decent wage. Some
| | daughters, and his old mother. A of the looms were idle, as there was a
1M brother is a pastor in Ningpo: he and his special festival at the temple. The fore-
| family were also there. We were told man was very polite, and showed us
ee that another member, one of the best round, and afterwards gave us cups of
local preachers in that circuit, had also hot water to drink.
| ' died. We visited _Kwu Pa Se’s grave We reached the station in good time
leis and then went on to the village, about for the train, which landed us in Ningpo
Wi five li distant, where Mr.Song lived. soon after three o'clock. :
I We could not stay for the funeral, so
had a short service by the coffin. The fo
. death-rate out here must be high.
Wherever one walks one sees graves, : :
| graves, graves. We returned to Si-hwé The Winds of Life.
in time for their evening meal, after One ship sails East and one sails West
Poa which Mr. Tomlinson conducted a very By the selfsame wind that blows,
| helpful service in the main room of the It’s the set of the sail and not the gale
Hall | house, ; j That determines the way it goes.
fs I wonder if I can picture for you the 5 eee
room which I occupied lonthesmeght. al ire the windsor the sea are the ways:
|W offered to share the bed with one of the of fate 3
| | women, as I was sure they _heeded ite As we journey on through life,
12 Mt but they would not hear of it, so I had It’s the set of the soul that determines
| a room to myself. The bed was the the goal,
} width of it, and; besides, there _was a And not the stress nor the strife.
1 | chair, a table, a bookcase with Kwu Pa fen ee Rs: g é
| \ Se’s library and medicines, baskets, um- - Missionary Review of the World.
| any brellas, and many odds and ends. It was
1 a quite clean, however, and everyone was ste
| most kind and considerate. Next morn- aoe Bae : :
baited ing we had a Chinese breakfast. Shall SUPPOSE a missionary does occasion-
| 4 I tell you what was served up for us? ally need protection ; he is a citizen, and
They know that foreigners like egos. A what kind of a government is it which
| hha dish of four boiled eggs was brought in, refuses to protect its citizens in their law-
i then two dishes each holding two fried ful undertakings? No one questions the
1 ae eggs: then a basin of rice each, with right of a trader, however dissolute, to
ye which were more eggs chopped up. It 8° wherever he pleases and be defended
ny was .all. very nice, but T could only by his country in case of danger. Has
Shi manage one fried ege, which was cooked Ot a missionary an equal right to the
1 with sugar, and the bowl of rice, and | benefits of his flag? ”’
| fA was then ‘“kyuoh-pao-le ’’ (in common A. J. B., in “Missionary Review
TN parlance “full up’’). Then we went of the World.’’
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Following Up My Miao. ™’ # B0DSFEME | |
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NE of the many difficulties of mis- It was a bitterly cold morning, and lH
_ slonary work amongst the Miao is as the Mandarin insisted on my .taking |
that they are nomadic and at an. escort, I was compelled to wait |
times whole villages get the wanderlust for the soldiers who, not being so keen |
and they throw up their farms and trek on making an early start as I, did not il
to distant neighbourhoods where there turn up until eight-thirty. It seemed |
are few or no taxes, and where hunting somewhat anachronous to be going off Hi
is good. Being born hunters, when a_ to preach the Gospel escorted by ten | I
hare or a deer or a pheasant or a moun- armed men, but, fortunately, the Chinese WH
tain sheep is scented they will not rest do not view these things in quite the HH
a, it is captured, same way as we do, and since before the ail
a ae learned from the preacher, Chu close of the first day I had shed half my HY | | fee
Be a a Great Level, that some escort and by the morning of the second | iI
orty of our best families, who during day all my escort, I had observed ‘all the HH
the past two years had vacated their rules and regulations and yet accom- Hh |
farms and gone to an uncultivated dis- plished my purpose. a‘ | |
aoe oe Fir-Tree-Forest, near to the Sunday was passed quietly and hap- | i|
me ty Yangtze river, which from here pily at Great Level, a country centre | || | ea
ows two thousand miles before it joins which I have not been able to visit for | i
the eo ae writing urgent letters re- some six or seven years. The services Ne
questing the mis- :
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onmy sturdy pony. a rr Ce ES ee ae a
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ready to start out MaeBeeey UN gt gh Re setter si" “ae, ee | | |
i by half-past seven SPAS SOE BETS CARED C msi Ls ae aes ite:
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ea were attended by one hundred and charmed by these flowers of the Yunnan
i twenty-five people, of whom sixteen were _ hills.
We eee. baptized. These men and women, pre- The best house these aboriginee set-
Hi pared ene Seer pepsi) PY vie tlers had to offer was placed at my ser-
I Miao preacher and deacons, moa vice. It was “a Hewly-built mud_ hut
Hii realize that the Church of Christ is be- qivided into two, the dividing partition
1 coming indigenous and independent ol being plaited bamboos. In the inner
| i the constant oversight of a foreign mis- 49m were a horse, a cow, some sheep
| ie Sionaive, NowmissOuaty lias visited: this. 174s oats.atlaroe Sow ahdiaceven little
ee church for four years, and yet we found pigs. We occupied the outer room : the
| ti a primary school with twenty-two «» being myself, two Miao teachers,
} it scholars, and a nucleus of people who iH : know the truth, and who in their OWD whom we were staying. As RCE OS CnO
ea naive manner meet together Sundav by goa! in the neighbourhood firewood was
| } Sunday to worship and to hold fellow- hurnt, and since there were neither win-
Ni ship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus — qows nor chimneys the smoke made
Hi Christ. one’s eyes smart terribly. Indeed, at
\ ial Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and times tears flowed copiously, though
wy Thursday were spent in the saddle, and by and by the eyes accustomed them-
Hh at it was towards the end of the fourth day, selves to it.
hi * after climbing two thousand feet, that Wwe That night we had a short service only,
ini Hl espied on the side of a hill Fir-Tree- anq jt was very delightful to see the
Hn Forest village, the object of our journey. eager manner in which everybody came
1 Near the crest of the hill the children to welcome the foreign teacher, but I
Wel were waiting to welcome us, and how it was glad when the time arrived that I
i rejoiced our hearts to hear them cry could roll myself in my blankets and
Wa “Ch’a la ch’a Ja k’an-doei.” “Thank sleep on the four boards which had been
hed il you, thank you, teacher for coming.” We placed over two logs of wood to make
elt forgot weariness and hunger and dis- a bed, there being no bedstead in the vil-
Ha comfort and thanked God for bringing lage. I left one of the preachers teach-
He us to this back-of-the-world place. Miao ing the people to sing a new hymn, and
Witt { children, though wild and dirty, get very though this continued until the early
ne near to one’s heart, and I do not know hours of the morning, I did not mind,
| Wi a single missionary who has not been nor did I object to the grunt, grunt,
aH grunt of the pigs.
: \ | a il ESE eS I ee Sere ee I had reached the
1 ai epee ae pee cane t PO og a 3S pts people whom I had
1 an ee ee eS ee eee ct Oe
LRH Pepe ce sie =! nies: — pas pat some of whom
(ana ea ‘« psa Me 2 eee had not seen for
it cee ae te Ege e MX es id tae seven years, and I
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| en ow —~ < thrilled to discover
Wit ae rs et ee Vie A See they were still true
ey evealy, aa ESN a a e: ih Sk } bee = to._ Jesus Christ.
Fl oe WF a Che ee apm, Raine I did not sleep
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ay a eee ry Oe ot eee haat a much that night—
A | (hi ae a £ ee Ss begs cog ae I seldom do on
Wii ee 6 a bite ed ERE these journeys—but
E| || l A Se a i heal Age I was deeply happy ;
fe iy TOON Bee a ee aN 2 ee s very different from
Ke iy Lgcgibennrs eres Pree aria eg 2. aes the previous night,
Bi il ee Agee Ci agen oe et ieee ie ta Pee ee when we were stay-
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Old-Big, and yet he is neither old which the Christians had not partaken for
nor big, in fact he is very small. In the two years. : } Bl
course of conversation he told me_ that It was a simple service but beautiful.
| being’ an unbeliever he washed his face Ali were seated on the hillside; buck-
at the most only once a month, and to wheat cake was the bread used, and tea
give him his due, he looked like it. was the wine, and towards the close, |
As we could not stay over the week- when we sae softly “Rock of noes Bi
end we made the next day (Friday) into cleft for.me,” I felt that we hee seen
a Sunday. There was an early morning the Lord ee ue face. pogue a eee: H ial
prayer meeting, and after everyone had Side became a cathedral paler atat ee Hl |
breakfasted, the men held a pow-wow to â„¢Y travelling box (there pene no table 1 i
discuss who could be their preacher next i the village) over which I had spread ye
year. To watch them fascinated me. @ white table cloth ; my teacup was the |
Each man was in his best clothes and in CUP of Communion, yet I felt that we had |
his own way was washed clean, but how all the essentials. a |
strangely different the whole setting was UV" the Saturday we had to leave ice Hy Hil
from anything to be seen in England. Chao Tong. We breakfasted at day- |
Five of the men have babies strapped on light, and then gathered to sing a hymn Hy |
their backs. Several kiddies are chewing 94 to commend one another to ene |
huge potatoes. Half a dozen children are S8TACIOUS Care ot Ne Heavenly F ather. | i
sitting around me feeling my clothes, W ending eave, the hill J stood on iI
discussing my boots and trying to hear the crest and looked back at the little i
the tick-tick-tick of my watch. A woman cluster of houses. : Tt. made Oe feel Hi ||
with a load of potatoes on her back Strangely sad. One's CUCU povas! HH
comes up, and seeing my sun-glasses, a that I will not be able evs these Hi}
thing she has never seen before, she people again for panes CANS, it may be i
says, “Oh how fortunate the teacher is five years. I wonder what will become UV | i
PREV ENClOthes fOr hicveree: of those delightful children. Will they j
S : grow up to know Jesus Christ, or will |
The preacher they very much wanted they wander away from Him? You Hi ||
is Chu Ko Ch’en,who has done goodwork frignds jin the homeland who have i
at Great Level, and for whom they are churches at your doors, think of these |
willing to build a home and out of their ying at Bur bree-Poreceeunnes days’ | Hl
poverty to give to his support. I say journey distant from any church, and if HI
out of their poverty, because most i of ever you feel you want to come over tu |
these settlers are extremely poor, living help shepherd these people, write to our ay
Ae eee cae Doe and sone Secretary, who will tell you how you can Hy I
em having salt only once a month. We : s 5 HH |
came to no decision on the question at Help sa. | HA
issue, as it is a matter for the Miao ; & ae
Annual Meeting (the Miao Conference); “Blazing New Trails.” By Archer |
but at one o’clock we gathered for Wallace. (Allenson, 2s. 6d.) |
service. We cannot have too many stories Wi
No house was large enough to hold us about heroic missionaries, especially if JE
all, so we held the meeting outside. It they are written in the style of Mr. 16
was a sunny day and, with the men sit- Archer Wallace. Here are fifteen stories Mh
ting’ on one side and the women on the of world-famous men and women who wi §
other (most of the village children, as is have hazarded their lives for Christ’s |
customary with the Miao, were out with sake in all parts of the earth. There is Hi) |
the cattle) we had what was to me a_ no better way of stimulating missionary i H
memorable service during’ which seven interest among young people than by | i
young men and one young woman were _ telling them incidents about brave mis- | i i
baptized. The water for baptism. was sionaries—and all real missionaries are ii |
brought from a nearby spring, and being brave people. Workers among young | |
in the open air it made one think of Bib- people should add this book to their mi
lical days. At the close we celebrated shelves. The book would make an ac- me
the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, of ceptable gift to a thoughtful boy or girl. Hl | |
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1 ii A Noble The greatest and most to our urgent request, he permits us to
1 it Memorial. delightful surprise which recognize publicly the debt the mission
| i I have received. during owes to him, and to express the fervent
Hi the twenty years of my secretaryship thanks of our Church, for what all must
it came at the opening of the scheme for regard as a beautiful tribute of affection
| NK raising the special fund of £30,000 to to those. “loved and lost awhile,” as
| provide the buildings and other equip- well as a valuable offering of gratitude
| it ment needed on our foreign stations. and devotion to the Lord most worthy
| iW It came in a letter making a donation of and most loved of all. Our “Friend”
Hi £2,625 to this Fund. Great was the is now far on his pilgrim way, being
joy and hope excited by this generous eighty-one years of age, and the build-
| gift. It seemed to ensure the success ing he has so consecrated will stand lilke-
| { of the scheme, and certainly~did much wise as a memorial of his affection,
} iN to stimulate the interest and generosity modesty, thoughtfulness and devotion.
Ha i by which the success was achieved. But The person we desire to honour in this
a the source of this very substantial help grateful recognition of his service is Mr.
} was veiled in mystery. The letter was Sam Berresford, of Chesterfield.
eel He signed ‘“P. Hilos,’’ which obviously de-
! noted “Friend,’’? but beyond that mix- The Memorial Our friends will be in-
ture of Greek and humour, and the Tablet. terested in the photo of
| munificent gift, there was nothing to the tablet which Dr.
| reveal the quality and identity of the Brassington is taking with him as he
| donor. Correspondence was conducted returns to Meru, and which will be fixed
through a Post Office and payments in the entrance of the hospital.
| | were made direct to the Bank. The The inscription reads thus :
1 | donor expressed his desire to erect a “To the
| memorial to persons whose names would GLORY of GOD
| be disclosed later, and, of course, the and to make known
| od desire received the hearty assent of the the love of Jesus Christ
1a Foreign Missions Committee. The con- THIS HOSPITAL §
| Hn tribution was increased by a later gift has been erected by
Wi to £3,000, and the Hospital in Meru ,_ Sam Berresford
was chosen as the Memorial edifice. ip louns rCaOL YO
: arah Berresford
Me Through much delay and difficulty the porn November 28th, 1810, died January
{ plan and purpose for the erection of 22nd, 1873; :
| Hid this Hospital has been pursued, and we Martha Berresford
Hil rejoice now in its completion. It stands born October 9th, 1849, died June 18th,
i as the one centre of the healing ministry John eS
HM of Christianity throughout a wide born December 27th, 1873, died February
htt district: 2th, 1919;
1 Thomas. Lawson Berresford
The Secret No attempt was made to born August 10th, 1875, died September
| i Disclosed. violate the studied con- poner Oates
| i cealment of the “Friend” — 4,5, Pete cH coud es
| baie : ‘ orn July 81st, 1911, died February 9th,
1 who was rendering so great a service, 1917. :
, Nn and for about ten years the well-guarded All of Chesterfield, England.”
1 secret was maintained. The prepara-
P| \ tion of the Memorial Tablet to be placed “ Go, and One of the arguments
ii t in the entrance hall of the hospital, do thou used to induce Mr. Ber-
Lie made it necessary for us to receive the likewise.” resford to permit any
feat) names of the persons honoured in this : % attention being called to
i | / meena: and in giving them our his action was that it would stimulate
fea | friend” revealed his own. Yielding others to follow his example. Only few
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i) consultation with the missionaries. I | |
ve wy be } fee ee Gs: | They found the conditions laid down by
ye Pa the Chinese education authorities pre-
Poel Gee Cee aoe H.* | vented the continuance of the College as |
) Le Pl eae CEO: ese : , | a Christian institution. To continue it— | |
th Ute tote ops Umi one ey in any other character would not be a | |
: a ose hss len) calevan fe proper use of missionary money. The i i |
ao aS ee ea a Ieees| conditions imposed vary in different |
; 2 Wee eee ee / #| localities, but the aim of all the authori-
isi Ble ures ard icon ee ties is to free the schools from any reli- |
: pan canca te eee re an ; gious bias. In some _ localities the } f |
ae URL aera | schools are required to accept from the | |
Rea sae Se Chie ose ie ats outside authority a teacher of Sun Yat 1 i |
We ee) Sen’s principles and to pay his salary. Bil
i Penaeus nas cee eee a Some authorities impose a military in- Hall |
Pe copes aren na aren a structor upon a school in the same way.
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Bile oa) The Executive The Wenchow Executive, |
cae | Se EE RRR - ‘| State the which in consultation |
: Case. with Mr. Grist formed |
could do so on the same scale, but the the decision reported |
beautiful memorial idea might be more above, present their reasons in the fol- HH |
widely exemplified. Several of our friends lowing. terms : Hi
have endowed memorial cots with a “That with regret we discontinue the M1 |
donation of £100, which is invested to educational work at the College. For HH |
provide the annual maintenance. All over thirty years a sound education in a iH
our institutions provide opportunities for Christian atmosphere has been provided HI
such memorials. | When visiting some at the United Methodist College, Wen- | i
of the fine buildings in China, erected chow, and hundreds of parents, Chris- ] | 1 I
in connection with American ‘Missions, tian and non-Christian alike, have been ] ‘Il
| we were frequently informed that some profoundly thankful for this institution WH i|
of them were memorial edifices. What in their midst. The influence will be i
better way could there be for perpetua- carried on in the lives of the former |
ting’ the spirit which motivated a noble — students, many of whom are serving both Mi
life, and what choicer pleasure could be Church and country in both high and |
desired than that derived from the modest positions in many parts of the i
\ worthy expression of undying affection? country. The new Government regula- iI
“Go, and do thou likewise.” tions are such, however, that we could HH |
continue to carry on the work only at a
Our Wenchow Readers who have ob- greatly increased cost to the Mission, |
. College served the recent develop- and also, which is more vital, by relega- He)
Closed. ments connected with ting all Christian teaching to out-of-class |
schools in China will not hours and making it optional. The last |
be much surprised to hear that our Col- term, working under the new conditions, Me
lege in Wenchow has been closed. ‘the has proved that the College would cease Mt
news brings very deep regret, for this to be a sufficiently definite factor in the | }
College, under the able direction of great aim of our work here—the propa- Hh
Principal T. W. Chapman, was made a_ gation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and i |
fine Christian institution of which any would tend to become definitely secular. Mie ||
Mission might be proud ; but our regret “Tn loyalty to our supporters at home, I i!
is not on account of the course which while claiming that the College has more il HY i
has been taken, but on account of the than justified its existence as a definite Hh |
conditions which dictated the necessity factor in Christian missionary work in | Hy i
for such a course. Mr. Grist-has visited the past, we feel that the new conditions WA)
Wenchow. The future of our Middle will so much reduce that influence that | A
Schools was one of. the difficult ques- we can no longer recommend the con- i) |
tions he was commissioned to deal with tinuance of the College.” i HT i
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| oi Supplementary As the large and grow- recovered in a few weeks and resumed
| oie Decisions. ing work in connection his duties as a teacher. In a short time,
| it with our Hospital in however, the same cause compelled him
We Hu Wenchow demands increased accom- to return to hospital, and though for a
Ht modation, it was decided to use the col- time there appeared to be improvement,
Hi lege building as a_ hospital extension. he succumbed on the 5th of April.
1 it This is an important development. No It was my privilege to visit him dur-
1 it doubt it will be appreciated by the Chi- ing his illnesses in the Birmingham hos-
1 it nese people who have good reason to pital. I ereatly admired his courage,
a rejoice in the hospital ministry ; it will patience and Christian grace. He did
| | entail adjustments in our missionary staff not complain. His faith for a time was
ik and will make it imperative for at least baffled in seeing his purpose in life being’
| iW two doctors to be stationed at Wenchow. apparently frustrated, but his faith con-
| WM Mr. Chapman, released from the Wen- quered in the realization that life far ex-
1 4 c chow College, has transferred to Tong- ceeds our conception of it, and that eter-
| HH shan in North China, where his services nal wisdom cannot be frustrated. As a
| it are urgently needed as Principal of the teacher he felt that he had a vocation ; it
Wi i Middle School, pending the return of was to foster the best in the hearts and
Wt Principal Redfern. lives of boys born in unfortunate circum-
| Hi {i stances. He is called to higher service,
WH Sympathy Our friends will sympa- and he will prove what is the “perfect
| i with Rey. thize with Rev. C. E. will of God.”
Wat C. E. Hicks. Hicks in the great sorrow
| Hi which has come to him in
| ih ii the death of his only son, Charles W. bad
| il Hicks. When Mr. Hicks was on fur-
| HA lough his son was seriously ill with rheu- : : ;
| i matic fever, but he appeared to recover “As water only rises to its own level,
| i thoroughly and his father returned to 5° the highest thought of China’s sages
eal China without serious apprehension. A Only raised China to a humanitarian
VAR) UR year later, however, a relapse occurred level ; she still waits for the voice from
| Wal & while he was visiting Birmingham and @DOVE, and when she hears and responds
WAN nearly four months were spent in hospi- to the voice of the Son of God, no greater
1 tal. A-similar heart attack took him to ation will have inhabited this earth.”’
| {i} | the same hospital last Christmas, but he —Alexander McCrea.
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BOUT noon the China Merchants’ I felt as though I had stepped back i
boat, the ‘‘Haean,’’ steamed up into the Middle Ages. The cobbled i | |
the Wenchow River. On both streets are narrower than the streets of | |
sides were mountains capped with snow. Yunnan Fu; the shops with open win-
As our boat anchored my gaze first fell eee Saale an ee ee | |
Ga alittle band of missionaries in the (Cf20 them one sees notonly “anisne a |
oe i Aci Maia re oka : products for sale, but also the hand- |
midst of a crowd of Chinese coolies, wait- SS ae el d + ie
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and a feeling of indescribable pleasure at eee aoa Cee I H i
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the heart, when after weeks of lonely greater variety of manufactures than i |
Pave sone meets eo. who have long [eeds! One Sees the silk-winders, men Hi!
been looking for one’s coming. But even sitting: at hand looms, makers of pewter y
thetriendly faces Ol. Our missionaries: “lena eae ears ee eellact an thie i
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could not hold my gaze all the time, for making, silversmiths, brass workers, HW
[ wae surprised by the beauty of the makers of coffins, carvers, stone workers, Hil
surrounding scenery. Across the river takers of paper-money and curious lan- Hh
the terraced hills were white with snow, Pornstar eranerale: bhereare young chil- Hl
and the broad view see made : sweep- dren engaged in artistic embroidery on il
eons arounditie city. | Might ©PPO- linen and on silk, and in work in leather, i
site Wenchow is a tiny island with two making portmanteaus, or boots, and i
peewee: = es rene ee some women knitting stockings. The streets HW
Cee oe Ce Ge in the daytime are thronged with chatter- HA
: 4 ing people, shopping and trading, with |
A Busy and Interesting City. coolies carrying heavy loads and singing | i
' What an interesting city is Wenchow! like the Volga boatmen as they pass ; NM
As I walked through its narrow streets rickshaws racing a tortuous way through i
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| Phe city is crossed by a network of hills, from the summits of which one gets
} i canals along which sampans, with their Views of city and plain, of the fine river
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1 a ite rowers stand, glide smoothly by. nce side this square city are growing suburbs
1 it I passed an open-air theatre where men which made me think of those growing
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1 oie were playing’ women’s parts, dressed in yy in England. At home the churches
| i ae of gorgeous colours, and singing in gre planning to provide places of worship
|- ie a setto voices. poe SRS Pe in the new areas, which will demand
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Ht raat ae rn ae ne meq ceae pe as I looked at the extending suburbs
Ht ae pete! ee eae the a eee Of around Wenchow, I saw little provision
| {ie eee they oa petter Se and can being made for Christian worship.
1 Sure ieee ee SEs day. f 1ey repre- Within the city walls are a few churches
ai ae Sie erence! oo lety 0 oes many and Christian institutions, which are
ih have bigger noses ; here and there on€ -adio-active centres of spiritual influence.
Mt meets. men and women who might be
Hh descendants, of Jews or Italians. It is at
| true there are many famine-refugees in Our Churches and Institutions.
i the city, and yet I saw none so ragged United Methodism has one large city
Wh or starved-looking as the people I passed church, the front elevation of which is
il daily in Yunnan. A few newer shops are _ scarcely visible in the narrow street ; it
i i} | built more or less after foreign styles is a fine building capable of seating
i with large glass windows—but only a_ nearly a thousand people; and we have
il 4 few as yet. The most conspicuous build- three other chapels in the city, one of
th ing in the city as one looks from the these has however been seized by a se-
| i |i wall, is the Roman Catholic Church, the ceding’ group of independents. The city
Ny spire of which can be seen far across the circuit covers a large area of the sur-
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sixty-one churches. The City Church, time and allowing them to work their | |
the College and the Hospital are good, little farms and pursue other avocations I |
substantial buildings. to eke out the small stipends paid by the i |
Mission. i A |
The Wenchow District. 1 i |
The Wenchow District with nine cir- A New Phase. } |
cuits, extends in all directions, across the Although few of our Chinese preachers i) i |
river and over the mountains ; it has two have received any adequate training, Hdl |
hundred and thirty churches, thirty-one many of them are men of ability, eble to Ht |
preachers and two hundred local preach- express themselves with vigour and | |
ers. We have only two ordained pastors effect. |The Chinese seem to have the Te |
in the District, and they are elderly men. gift of facile speech, but their fluency is | |
A training institution for preachers has sometimes fatal to thought ; they accept i i |
long been needed, but our mission has slogans and party cries without thinking ‘}
been chronically understaffed, and so out the issues of their own proposals. i
until now this essential part of a mission Both in Yunnan and at Wenchow I was HH
has been lacking. This year, however, made aware of a revolution in mission- Wh
Mr. Stobie is starting such a school. ary work during the last ten or fifteen Hl
Another problem of the mission relates years. Formerly the missionaries were HW |
to finance; a deputation of six preach- in the forefront of every movement, but HH
ers interviewed me and asked for an in- now the Chinese preachers occupy the Bill
‘crease of salaries. I had to point out foreground, and missionaries seek to in- HI
that this was a matter for the local spire and guide the growth of the Chris- i | |
churches to deal with, and it can only tian Churches while they remain in the Wi
be met by increased self-support. We background. Some of the Chinese Mh
dare not pay salaries which the Chinese would like to have the management of Hi
will be unable to maintain. It almost mission finance and do without the mis- HH
: looks as though we shall have to adopt sionaries, I think; but as long as_ the | |
a policy of employing preachers part Chinese Churches receive our money, we Hi
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; oi must appoint the missionaries to co- seriously interfered with the scheme for
i | operate with the Chinese in the work. circuit self-support. A relief fund has
| it However, I was glad to receive the reply been opened by the Chinese and the poor
| i from several pastors to my inquiry as to refugees get shelter and two meals a day.
} int what would happen if all the missionaries During the Chinese New Year's |oli-
Mt were withdrawn from China, that while day our Churches organized an intensive
eal a many church members would fall away, evangelistic campaign: day by day our
1 i yet the Christian Church had taken root evangelists and missionaries met at the
} NH and would survive. city church, and after prayer they divided
| : ‘ themselves into bands, visiting: various
| ih Helping the Famine Refugees. parts of the city. I accompanied one of
| iM ‘In many parts of the Wenchow Dis- these bands with Mr. Stobie and Mr.
Wit trict famine conditions prevail through Scott to a temple where some hundreds
i the failure of harvests season after of women and children refugees were
|. Ne season, and much suffering and privation located. When we arrived we found a
|| exist. Some of our church-members are group of Communists in occupation who
| | involved in this cruel experience of want. were hostile to Christianity, and gave
1 iil There are about. 10,000 refugees in the addresses in which they stated that
ea temples and refuges of the city. The Christianity and Buddhism were both
| preachers report increases of banditry irrational, superstitious, and urged the
i and looting in the villages under their people to pay no heed to preachers and
i _ charge. Children are being sold into monks, but to concentrate their whole
Wi tiie slavery. In our own church, a member attention upon the work of this world.
WA ih “who is’ out of work, is planning to hand Angry at our presence, one speaker
i over his little girl to the family of her said that the foreigners first of all sent
Ht | ‘betrothed at Shanghai, and for her the soldiers and sailors with big guns, and
| Hl father will receive a hundred dollars. She having defeated the Chinese they sent
may be kindly treated, or she may be _ traders and preachers of their strange
i subjected to heart-breaking tyranny by doctrines. Having exhausted themselves
her owners. These conditions have by their eloquence, these men then
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sordered the people to retire to their ginning while I was at Wenchow for | |
rooms, so that our preachers had no _ holding Bible schools, when it is hoped }
chance of delivering their Gospel. _ Mr. that some of the illiterate women may be H I
Stobie remonstrated with one of the taught to read the Gospels. ih
leaders, and sought by reason to convince The Rev. Irving Scott has taken up a i | |
him of the wrong done by preventing our great part of Mr. Heywood’s work, and i )
evangelists from speaking to the people. shows tact and firmness in dealing with igi
The only result was that instead of re- the preachers, both of which qualities le
treating in a mood of irritation and de- are greatly needed. ‘Thus Mr. Stobie is lie
feat, we were able to leave our opponents set free from many circuit duties and, |
with a show of politeness. The people while I was there, was already prepar- Ik
themselves were quite friendly, and ing for the opening of a training school | iH
‘showed their trust in us by curiously feel- for preachers, i
ing my fur gloves; yet while the Hy i
people were many, they were easily Closing of Wenchow College. i
cowed by half a dozen Communists. O see See : |
ne of the sad incidents which syn- Hy i
chronized with my visit to Wenchow was HA
Influence of Communism. the closing of our Blyth College. This |
Before I left Wenchow I had other step became necessary because of the |
proofs that the leaven of Communism is stringent Government regulations which Hh
working throughout that district. Some excluded the teachings of the Christian HH
of the missions, ours among them, have religion from the curriculum, though ll
; suffered from secessions, and groups of these need not have been enforced had it H
church-members in some cases have not been for the opposition and calum- H |} |
seized church properties and set up in- nies of a rival school which usurped our i}
dependent churches. One regrets that College so long. }
any estrangement should come among’ the | | |
Christians through impatience, national Mr. Chapman’s Testimony. Wl
hostilities, and through personal ambi- B 3 se . i
ck SR a Sn Re GE Blick: ut a great work has been done in the i
{ eae SED cece hich can never be undone. “For |
separations shall commend Christ to the past we ree oo Nie i
more zealous patriots of China in these Cas 2 quarter. ae vos -22Y8 z
days of intense nationalism. Notwith- Bae pa ome ea neavon. MD aes WW
nding the hacia | Ob Some oF the Christian atmosphere has been provided :
8 ve pn Say ae te for the youth of the district, and hun- |
more independent spirits, our City 0" y see
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‘Church continues to grow. One Sunday Christi eee I Foul |
while I was at Wenchow the congrega- | ristian alike, have been profoundly HH I
HOnenirabared caver: Haine oeions thankful for. this institution in their | |
P ! dst. The influence will be carried on ay
and three hundred stayed to the Com- ee ee fate , 1 " Hayy
munion Service: This, however, was in the lives o iS ormer stucents, many |
eaorets fan’ ther as eras aiten danas: of whom are serving both church and HH
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Women’s Work. sues different parts of this vast i
Under the capable and earnest leader- A letter was addressed to me while I HY
ship of Miss Simpson, the women’s work was in the city, and the writer admitted i Hf
has begun a new phase of development; the wisdom of closing the College at this Ht ||
and in spite of brigandage and famine, juncture, but expressed the hope that it Hh
the Bible women bravely go out to the would be possible some day to re-open: Hi
country churches. There is a mid- this valuable institution, and that Mr. i
weekly women’s meeting, and about Chapman would come back. to Wenchow | |
eighty attend. A service is also held to resume his great work of teaching, i HI
weekly in the Blyth hospital, and the For the present, in order that we may | |
Bible women. visit the patients and tell retain possession of our school buildings, ii |
them the story of Jesus. A new venture we shall use them for hospital purposes. | |
4s a Christian Endeavour, attended on Already Nurse Raine and her probation- i He
Sundays by a large number of Endeav- nurses have been installed in the college. | i|
ourers. Preparations were already be- It could not be left unoccupied, even for i i
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if a few weeks, lest the ‘‘A’o-He’’ school. that has gone a training school for nurses
Hi should once again take possession of the has been started, and the nurses say,
| oi buildings. “We are looking forward to the time
| oi when we shall have probationer nurses
| i Our Hospital. in every ward under a staff nurse trained
a i Blyth Hospital holds an honoured and &t our own hospital.”
iW unique place in this city, and is known
Hit throughout the whole district as a won- A Great Work.
|W derful place of healing and as _ the eee Ss f
1 i demonstration of Christian love and of Reviewing my visit to our Wenchow
| i the skill of Western doctors. Dr. Stede- Mission and recalling the multiplying
Hi ford has won a reputation far and wide. STQUPS of Christians and the two hundred “|
Hit Assisted by. Nurse Petrie Smith and 2d thirty United Methodist Churches, I
ih Nice Raine and nv a Chinese cia ce) Comuinced that in them we see the
| trained by Dr. Stedeford, Dr. Marrow ‘SOurce of all that 1S best and most pro-
has rendered really great service to the §T@SSive In the _ lite oF “Us < Districs
; it city during the past year. An epidemic Through them the great rich inheritance
| iit of cholera brought nearly a _ thousand of truth and of Divine grace which has
eal patients to the hospital, and the mor- Come to us through Christ is being be-
| tality was surprisingly low. It is a truly stowed upon the people of Wenchow, and
bw missionary hospital and every patient the Spirit of Christ, passing through our
| Wi. who comes listens to the Gospel mes- Missionaries, is flowing forth into the
1 we i sage. Who can say how many lives are Province into ever-widening channels of
thus brought in some measure under the life.
| Hit spell of the Lord Jesus? During the year W. ALEX. GRIST.
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ee EV. A. T. DALE reached Tientsin and ask them to desist from certain
| a R in the early winter, his arrival giv- objectionable habits.
| \THIM ing great satisfaction to us all. As we were going home, Mr. Dale
Hi It is good to see, as for some of us even- asked me, “What were those two texts
hi ing comes on, such able and eager young hung up prominently on either side of
| be men coming forward to carry on the the pulpit - The first half of each had
Ee ei great work. the same characters.’’ I was puzzled at
| | He showed at once his keenness, as Be preatly, atnnsed, secaved
| Hl the following incident will reveal. He ui oe ao epee a nee ee ce
i spent Sunday with us here in Tientsin, a jes : ee De eee =
hi and went with me to our Chinese service 1, = ae tae eee : ae a aieA
in the City Chapel,.where its members | Loe oe ar ie tiehy ic: PiOce cde
| i cordially welcomed him. Not understand- to oe eee ae
i : eyes = Peepers Language School. He travelled alone
H ‘| ing’ any Chinese, it was no use his listen- Seon Tone shan den hice
} A ing to my sermon; so while I preached Seen . z ins
+ la oe y Need ae P very much delayed, did not reach Peking
ra he interested himself in observing the eS oe
i | decorations, mottoes and texts on the till long: after midnight. He has greatly
I> if || eee ae rhe eRech entertained us with his _adventures,
| ah a stranded and alone in an ancient Chinese
Me It should be said that these are not city like Peking in the middle of the
| A all “texts’’; some are notices to the night. I have urged him to tell the ex-
fal] | miscellaneous hearers who come in for perience to the EcHo: it would make
eal! what we call “open-door preaching,’’ good reading ! Frank B. Turner.
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UR Irlams-o’-th’-Height Church, referred to the changed attitude of the I
Salford, was on Wednesday, April business and_ political world towards i I |
2nd, the venue of the Annual Mis- — native tribes, the growing policy to-day - H| | |
sionary Demonstration of our Victoria being “‘trusteeship” and not ‘exploita- i) i |
| Park students. The proceedings opened tion.”” But the Christian Church must |
with au “At Hone,’ when the Missionary keep ahead of the temper of the age and 1 |
Deputations were introduced. The Rev. insist on the ethic of Jesus being heard. Wt dal |
and Mrs. H. Parish acted as host and The speaker stressed the need for women Hi) Til
hostess, in the place of Mr. and Mrs. to realize the equality of their sex, irre- a
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Bradburn, who kindly provided an excel- spective of race and colour. Only in 1}
: lent tea. A successful innovation was a these ways will the implications of the ii
tea-table discussion, when the mission- Gospel be expressed. | |
ies dealt with a questionnaire drawn Ee vie
aries dealt w pee! s 5 The anthem, “O taste and see how }
up by the students. et ie sar ences : y ih
? .,. gracious the Lord is,” was rendered by He
Alderman J. Rothwell, J.P., presiding £ : Nastia : yl
F eaetioge . © the choir, and was much appreciated. HHA
over a large and enthusiastic evening HH
meeting, spoke of the missionary’s privi- The Rev. A. J. Hopkins delivered a Hl
lege in meeting the great needs of China powerful speech on the emergence of } |
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and Africa. In a very challenging ad- Africa’s national consciousness. In all H HA
dress, the Rev. James Ellis dealt with parts of the world the white man’s imilid
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the implications of missionary work. The supremacy was being challenged. In Hii
fullest expression of the Christian doc- facing this problem the alternatives were Hy |
trine would involve absolute equality and obstruction or co-operation. ©The latter MM)
opportunity of development for all. He was the Christian and only ultimately i
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Professors, Students and Staff, 1929-30. [Photo: Warwick Brooks, Manchester. Hi Hl
Back Row — H.Colbeck, W. L, Archer, S. Taylor J. W. Massey, G. H. Pugsley, J. R. Gubbin, W. A. Hall, | i]
; Ne Meeae L. Brayton, G. S. Freemin, C. Wainwright, R. Jenkins Hooper, W. Pope, R. A. Johnson, AY Wi |
s . D. Seager. Hie fils
Third Row—J.W. Chapman, A. H. Puckering, B. Barker, H. Biggin, A. Olds, G. A. Parrott, W. B. Smith, WY Ie
C. Hawkins, F. Ritson, R. C. Pattison, R. T, Williams, G. E. Gregory. | We UIE |
* Second Row—F. Taylor, H. W. Carlisle, A. Stott, J. Law, D. Robson, The Matron, Mrs. J.T. Brewis, S, C. Challener, mA iat
J. L. Nix, W. H. Paddon, A. W. Abbotts, T. L. Smith, P. Thurman, / ai i
Front Row—B.C Solomon, W,R.Aylott, Prof.H.J. Pickett, A. Lee, M.A., Rev. E. Hirst, M.A.,B.Sc., Rev. Prin. Ht Hie ia
é W. L, Wardle, M.A.. DiD., Rev. Prin. J. T. Brewis, B.A., BD., Rev. A, L. Humphries, M.A., | 1 8
Rev. G. G. Hornby, M.A, B.D., Mr. W..Clunne Lees, Prof. of Eloc., F. Johnson, F. Heslop, ti Hi
F, R. Stopard. |
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Wi successful solution. Christianity must Prewis, B.A., B.D.), led the congrega-

HN inspire civilization in other lands as it tion in a short but impressive Service of

Wi has done in the West. To achieve this Remembrance and Intercession for our
WH we need a deeper conception of the uni- missionaries engaged on active work.

He * versal Fatherhood of God. The work of Presenting his report of the. year’s
eal the missionary was not to impose a single activities, Mr. W. R. Aylott (missionary
1 religious system upon the whole world. secretary) stated that by means of con-
ait} ‘The strongest exposition of Christianity certs, subscriptions and sales the sum of,
OW was the “given life.” We need to cease approximately, £160 had been raised. He
} iM from thinking of faces and masses of suitably expressed the thanks of the
‘i people, but rather of individual men and students to all who had contributed to

WE women, the great success of the Demonstration.

Hi The College Principal (Rev. J. T. WS Poe RS
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| The Editor’s Notes.
| | Rev. W. A. Grist. race has the religion that suits it best,
EV. W. A. GRIST has arranged to and that Christianity is an unnecessary
Hi R leave Tientsin for England on itrusion. This objection is easier met
| Hi April 30th. He is returning by than the other. Was Druidism better for
| | Japan, Vancouver and New York, and OUFr ances han the Fane n a a
i expects to arrive at Liverpool by the ‘S!0naries Dioueks LO SUS. SADC Wil aay
| “Franconian”” on June 6th. person really say that India, China and
Hd . s a s : Africa have the religions best suited Ee
“Why this Waste?” ee fe Goonies vo. now ie a
| tI) ng China deliberately states she has
To give money for Missions is counted — xot.
| Hh i! waste by many people, even by many ze $8 a > *

1 Christian people. There is so much Other objections are frequently raised

Hi) heathenism in England, so much poverty, against giving money for missions. There

Ny so many slums, so many poor churches jg’ our tough friend who is unconscion-
; needing assistance that it seems like ably a long time a-dying: that Chris-
| Hada throwing money away to send mission- — tignity spoils the native. shale with any
| Pea aries to convert people in foreign lands. iManewhoe has spent a few months in |
| tH Ought we not to discharge our duty to Africa or India, and this objection is |
| ti oor oe Reon first ? a e pretty certain to crop up. Yes, Chris-
1 poe ; ‘ ie : tianity does “spoil ”’ the native of being
i ‘This is a plea not to be lightly dis- slaves and people to be exploited solely
| ti missed. Anyone who says there is to make fortunes for white traders ; this
Pn nothing in it has not given five minutes cannot be denied. And, of course, all
1 RI serious thought to the matter. We should native converts do not immediately be-
| be in a stronger position for evangeliz- come paragons. Neither are all English
Hil Ing’ other people if England were wholly Christians for that matter.
|| Hi Christian. A Chinese missionary recently . :
+ EM stated that ‘China will never be quite e 2 - e 3
| | | satisfied about a religion that leaves These objections are all dealt with in
poe | il slums and poverty in London, Dublin? an excellent little book published by the
Wie Manchester, or Belfast. We can only Wesleyan Missionary Society at one shil-
bos i commend the religion of Christ to people ling, entitled “Why this Waste?” by
1 abroad by showing that it ‘ works’ at Alexander McCrea. It is well written,
| home.’’ Far-seeing people in non-Chris- and any missionary advocate will have
ii tian lands know well enough the condi- fine material to his hand who spends this
| tions in “ Christian’? England. modest sum. There will be no dry mis-
| as * * * = sionary speeches with this book for @
boi | There is also the objection that each guide.
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Dr. J. R. Mott. forces of Christianity had an unprece- H I
Dr. J. R. Mott is probably the most- dented opportunity all over the world at Hi) |
ievclled man in. the world, THe has the present time. In all continents doors H
taken four world tours and has had in- @'° wide open ss Berane eee leu
timate contacts with sixty different ©DC® of Jesus: a aUIONS: ate hae ne |
nations and peoples. As previously stated their effete religions and are eagerly wait- Hi) ih
in the Ecuo, he is in this country on a 128. to hear some new commanding voice leu
two months’s visit. He has come to take which will show them the higher and 1 HT |
counsel with the Missionary Boards, and aes way: of life. In many countries the | Bi
to discuss with them missionary problems Christward movement has tremendous Hl ‘|
in the light of present day conditions and momentum, In this movement the thirty | i
ae thousand missionaries are taking the j al
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An official welcome was given Dr. Mott There are clouds in the sky, but in i
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oe Be Sees LAL ee f C than hinder the spread of Christianity. Hil
4 A Arc a pew ° ° . : . 1 Ht
eee 3 a 5 eee a ee 5 Sas The disquieting features in the life of the H Wl
eae ne ee : a oe ae ore so-called Christian nations should arouse HW
ipe kers. V ; Seti im
: Aes 4 De B. aaa gaa all genuinely Christian people to cleanse i i
Boge e Pee attenc Sc yee Ot Be their lands of those things which lower Hil
oy Case Fenn Sree oie oe the estimate of the West in the mind of i |
sngiand. : Seat : - the East. But in the world at large the Hi
ciety, opened the gathering with prayer. influences that tend to promote... the Hy ii |
* ze = a highest things are stronger than the in- | |
Dr. Mott stated his conviction that the fluences that disintegrate life. ge ml
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IGHT! Silent he sat. For an “Ever meet Mr. Bach, Amadu?” he
hour he had scarcely moved. He asked playfully. Amadu chuckled. “Me
~ had watched the rising moon until no sabby that person, Sah.”
poe a slender stricken tree it seemed Hardy’s smile was almost involuntary. | H
See halo of God. And on a short Moved by anticipation, his thoughts were | |
ee as it nee an arm of the already away to an old garden where sat WY
s, he saw an owl. a poet—a great poet-—as the sun went Ht I
Ais hand went out again to his wife’s down. “Sunset with him,” he reflected, iI |
ee The doctor calls regularly to see Same thing though. The cross and the !
ea He says there is no real cause ° “wailful sweetness of the violin.” Won- | |
ee ee Bos oe wee Ss would have made of the owl? | i
if village came the sound o Visdom of God! Wisdon f man! Hh | |
sullen drums. He turned his head and ‘He that saveth——” He ae Hi ||
listened anxiously. “Amadu!” he called. _ eyes. : i
mo voice was gentle. Amadu was where © : : : : é |
He eee iprouey the night Night ! But in England now, at Coley I)
ee: Amadu! Why the drum- Dean. A night of wild tearing clouds, |
it a foie s je whose passionate driving was revealed by i
es ea ae a Big person, Sah. the moon, which for their very wildness b|
ee ht they could not hide. Black, hurling Ht ||
ae eae ater, and not by sudden clouds, like seething, racing water driven H i
ae u = e sought for a record among by the wind and tossed—one in their fury Hh
ee i A Oe carried on trek, and with the trees that growled, one with the Hi } |
aving found it he handled it reverently. tall trees, which seemed to be straining |
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i He to sweep the sky clear of that which the door with heavy tread; guessed who
eae dragged them so, one with the rushing it was—Walton, poor fellow! He was
it His waters of the flooded becks, and with ‘at the door before Walton rang. “She’s
| it Hh: the wind that drove them, breathing worse, Sir, reight bad! Ay, an’ this
| i through all nature’s instruments the storm is plaguing her. Can yo come?
| Wet wailful music of a world of woe and sad- T’missis is fair brokken!”
| ih ness. And, oh, the pitiless rain! Out into the night. Across the road
Ht ate How vividly the scene came back! The © the path which ran by the quarry
thi a missionary recalled the strange agitation fence, and down to the narrow stone
|i a that had seized him as he sat in his rooms bridge over the beck, under the sobbing
| it alone. What a night! Pity for the poor trees to the rock steps near the bottom of
| souls compelled to be abroad. He went Slead Lane, a cart-track leading to the —
1 iW to the window and looked out; saw the Royd, a cluster of old stone cottages —
; oi leo flickering flame of the lamp at the gate; where Walton and other of the quarry-
Ht : saw the glistening stream of water that â„¢en lived.
i i ran from the sloping path ; saw a figure The.two men spoke little as they went
ee appear fumbling, stumbling, approaching along’, but gaining the shelter of the high
1 wall of aoe: ap-
Wi a Be. oo, ee ee ee aoe roaching the side en-
Wie aimee: ewes Walton spoke out his
Ta ee oe ce poe ete “Tt’s a shame, Mester ;
mt ee ee E ee ge Gane it’s a shame!” It was
Wee i So rer, northern eloquence.
HW ai : pe oe — ae Two hours gone. The .
HW i ae =e | ee eke minister could do no
A py. 3 Oe more; no man could.
PG | fe eed He had left them: the
Wa | [De eA me : stricken father, the an-
Wh | : aii: rik Ne guished mother, worn
‘hl | a fl iY iS . go , with watching and weep-
Na Aa ee ee
Wal Ae Se a Jeans|-" Bat. ime the
i" ll sae i Page = ee SS * | midst of such sorrow a
| ‘ba ae & hag 4 othe. wie minister must learn to |
ai = tia oo SS ey be firm with himself.
| el = CF anes What does that mean ?
Hv sere Se ore wa v4 ee He had crossed the arms
HH a x £ 5 hae - Bee) of the little maid over
I Hh i Se ec oes ae Pie her breast. He had |
He eee | Es. ee ee es prayed. He had left
: | li a ee. at Root ge Rae t a The night was quieter.
Het oe oe ber oe Belg He noted the fact, and
He | ee 0 | tightened his lips. It
a) Oa 2 =o eae <<. | ~scemed to him as though
ha a AE 7 i SF cal
ih E 3 2 ete a E a battle had been fought
: He = ae Pos | and won. What a vic-
; Hi y , ; ae tory! Poor little mite!
a fee He was feeling rebel-
: iH | Ss oe Maa eee golem lious — against what ?
e| te oie Se eo sensed oe He stood on the bridge
e| at Carrying the bab; and pared Exedly zt
SS a Ta Sinbie Miebhie the swirling water. His
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