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the ground alike. So I think God has just allowed this trouble of the mission to come upon me to lessen the burden of other trials through which I am passing." Again he says: If the story of a Christian man's life is told all his mistakes should be written down too; any defects of character noted, and the sorrows and trials which shadowed his path, should all be sketched. Otherwise you lose sight of the lesson God intended to work out in His servant's life through these chastisements and miss the opportunity of benefiting other Christians by the complete history of His dealings with one of His people. That was the way the historians of the Bible set to work; we are not likely to improve upon their methods."

Many of our readers whose children are far away in England or the U. S. will appreciate the following:

"It seems to me this matter of the children's welfare is one we must just exercise faith about, looking upon our separation from them at times as one of the necessary conditions of missionary life. Look at my own boys; the first holidays, and second, I think, they had no invitations, and had just to remain at school. Since then they have had several invitations at each vacation. We must have faith that what is best for the children's real welfare will be given them."

For many years he made total abstinence from wine and tobacco a condition of Church membership, and though later he changed his views somewhat in deference to fellow-workers, was he not even in this building on the true foundation? He was out and out in all he believed and did, as witnesses the following:

"We came back through the robber-infested district. After all I had said about God I was ashamed to avoid it by going round,

and went straight through it." As to wearing the native dress he says: "I have tried both ways and my opinion now is that it is impossible for an European to bring himself permanently down to the level of the Chinese or Mongol poor. As long as you have a change of clothing you are in their eyes a well-to-do man, in easy circumstances. Therefore, though I retain the Chinese dress, it is for convenience, and not with the hope of bringing myself down to their level."

Just before his last illness he seemed far better in health than formerly, and referring to it to a friend he said: "I don't carry my own cares now; I roll them all off upon the Lord. Once I used to carry all the burdens myself; it makes all the difference."

But this was only the getting ready for heaven. Eternity was about to dawn upon this faithful worker. He had said: "Our life here is a training for life and work there;" and again, "I am persuaded that God will see to it that we are prepared for what He is preparing for us there," and now he was to prove the faithfulness of Him who was able to keep that which He had committed to Him. A sudden illness, and he too "quietly fell asleep."

We think that Mrs. Bryson has told the story of this life in the simple way he would have wished it told.

After speaking of the three little Churches he gathered, and the thousands who heard the Gospel from his lips, she closes her narrative with these words:

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WE notice the sudden death of Rev. A. Dowsley, formerly of the Church of Scotland Mission, Ichang, now for several years living in Campbellsford, Ontario. Next month we hope to give a notice of of his life and work.

THE many friends of Mrs. L. H. Gulick, who has been residing in Myazaki, Japan, for some time, will be surprised and pained to learn of her death on June 14th. She had been attacked with a trouble, which it was feared might prove fatal, on May 27th, and after about two weeks it was decided to remove her to Osaka for better treatment. She died, however, on the way, and was carried to Kobe, where the body lies with those of Father Peter Gulick and Mother Gulick, at rest after the labors of a busy life.

JUST before going to press we received a note from Dr. Martin from Yokohama dated 18th June, in which he says: "On arriving here I consulted an eminent spe

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cialist, and as he could not at once make up his mind what to do I Rest have waited here till now. and change have wrought favorably, and he says that the operation, if any should be required, will not be as serious as he at first imagined. I shall continue in this region eight weeks longer." All will rejoice with us in this good news, and we trust that succeeding events will be even more re-assuring.

THE most prominent topic of interest to Christian workers in and around Shanghai, and one of importance to our brethren and sisters, both young and old, native and foreign, all over China, has been the first annual meeting and convention of the "United Society of Christian Endeavor for China," held in Shanghai, June 23rd to 25th. As is perhaps already well known this Society was formed last year for the " purpose of encouraging and assisting in the formation of local societies wherever practicable, and in every way possible to develop and conserve all elements of power that may be utilized for the glory of Christ and the more speedy coming of His Kingdom."


WHILST not wishing to anticipate the published report which will


present inspiring figures and be enriched with helpful papers we may mention that in every way the convention was a success. delegates, both foreign and native, and of both sexes, helped to stimulate the Shanghai Endeavorers, and doubtless will carry away much blessing to their homes and work in North, South and West. The consecration meeting, when fully 500 people were crowded into the Methodist Episcopal Church, was sufficient of itself to inspire confidence in the movement and lead to more consecrated devotion to the work. The spirit of thankfulness which characterised the meetings reached the climax on Monday evening, when after hearing the reports from the field, showing 1017 members, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," was heartily sung by Chinese and foreigners.

BROTHERLY harmony, healthy independence and conscientious adherence to right principles characterised the business meetings. We trust that the good resolutions which were passed will not be forgotten, but that their being carried into effect in the best possible way and in the earliest possible time will tend to the efficiency of the work of the local societies, the birth of other branches, and the general perfecting of the central organization. Were we to recal some of the impressions of the convention that have been most helpful to us some of the first would be the added sense of the value of organization, as shown in the notable manner in which united Christian effort is helping in building up the Kingdom of God. Then, too, we realised what a fact the supernatural is in our lives, energizing and purifying; as one speaker reminded us, "Christ died for us; we are to live for Him." Then, "being and doing like Christ," we are in

touch with the great characteristic of that wider Christian Endeavor, which is the inspiring power in all that is making for the uplift of our world.

WHAT'S in a name? Not a little, one would have thought from the manner in which the Chinese for Christian Endeavor was discussed both in Committee and by the Convention during the late meetings in Shanghai. The following terms have been used by the various organizations thus far, north and south Mien-li Hwui (1). Mien-shen Hwui (), Ku-li Hwui (†) and Mien-shi-kiuchu Hwui (事救主會). While no one of them is without objections (just as the term "Endeavor" in English has been objected to) yet the title Ki-toh-t'u Mienli Hwui (督基徒勉勵會) was at last adopted by a large majority as being the nearest translation yet offered, and on the whole the least objectionable. It is sincerely to be hoped that all will see their way clear to adopt this designation for the Society, whatever may have been one's individual preferences, and that usage and association may yet make it all to us in China that "Christian Endeavor" means to many hundreds of thousands in other lands. "Now I beseech you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you."

WE are glad to notice the in creased interest that is being shown in many places in the subject of foot-binding. We see from the last issue of Woman's Work that an extra No. of that magazine is soon to be published, in which this matter and the opium question are to receive special attention. An incident has just come to our

knowledge of a young man who was educated abroad and who on returning home refused to marry the girl his parents had selected for him for the reason that she had small feet. The young lady hearing of his objections immediately went to work to restore her feet to their natural size, even stuffing cotton into the toes of her shoes to insure the proper shape. This looks as if the reform we wish to see would be greatly hastened and strengthened by a proper understanding of the subject and strong influence against it on the part of the men, both old and young. We hope all teachers in the mission schools for boys are having this matter on their hearts. It is right teaching of Christian principles and love for the doing of God's will that will carry this matter, as well as all others, to its right issue.

Simple neglect of any teaching on this subject may delay for many years the loosening of the heavy chains of this evil custom.

FOR the benefit of our brethren presently home on furlough we would pass on some thoughts given utterance to some months ago by a pastor in the home lands with regard to what the friends like to hear from missionaries. First of all facts are called for; statistics are eloquent. An ardent friend of one mission Board was converted to foreign missions by a map shewing the millions in darkness com

pared with the few who have the light of the Gospel.

Friends at home like to hear the first personal pronoun. Paul used it with great emphasis and effect on his return from missionary labors. "There is no egotism in it. Personal experiences, personal blessings, difficulties, triumphs-the story of these from an ambassador of Jesus Christ is edifying. What has God done for the missionary ? what has God done through him? Has he any testimony to hear as to the rewards of his calling?"

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Then, too, young Christians ought to be affectionately and earnestly invited to this noble work. The pastor cannot urge it as the missionary can. Again "we like to hear the ring of the old Gospel all through a missionary address: something of the spirit which burned in our Saviour's heart when He said, 'The Son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost.' "We like to be reminded lovingly but forcibly of our opportunity and responsibility. Our consciences sleep. What is the actual condition of heathen races? Never mind their manners and customs." We rejoice in the manner in which Christians at home are impressed by the narratives of individual conversions and Pentecostal outpourings on heathen soil. "These rehearsals of what God has done are pledges of what is to be, and thus the Acts of the Apostles is a book to be numbered among the major prophecies."

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not engage in any conflicts with the rebels, as the latter dispersed on hearing of the arrival of the troops. The latter left for China yesterday, with the excep tion of 500 who remain in Seoul.

But since last week the Japanese have been sending troops to Corea. Including the transport which came yesterday about 5000 have arrived. Of these 1500 are in Seoul and the remainder in Chemulpo, quartered among the Japanese houses in the Japanese as well as the foreign settlement. Two more transports are expected soon, when it is reported they will all go to Seoul. The troops are commanded by Major-Gen. Oshiina. The arrivals include 250 horses and a number of guns, with provisions and equipments for a three months' campaign. What it all means no one knows, as the Japanese do not discuss the subject. When asked, they reply, it is to protect their people, but no one is able to see why it requires 6000 or 7000 troops to protect their people, since there is no danger from which to protect them. There are eight Japanese men-of-war in

port as well as 3 Chinese, Russian, 1 French and the U. S. flagship. The telegraph line to China is reported as broken. Large numbers of Chinese are leaving for China.”

30th.-A telegram from Kobe says: "There was a severe shock of earthquake at Yokohama at 2 p.m. to-day, which has caused great damage. Several Japanese were killed. It was apparently

less serious in Tokio."

30th. From the cablegram messages received from Hongkong during the month of June we gather the following: -Total number of deaths June 2-4, 174; June 5, 93 (including Capt. G. C. Vesey, of the Shropshire Light Infantry, who had been energetically engaged in the work of disinfecting): June 6, 83 deaths; 7th, 107; 8th, 91; 9th-11th, 258; 12th, S6; 13th, 82; 14th, 84; 15th, 51; 16th, 44; 17th, 39; 18th, 32; 19th, 46; 20th, 43; 21st, 39; 22nd, 34; 23rd, 35; 24th, 13 (return incomplete); 25th, 29; 26th, 10; 27th, 25; 28th, 13; 29th, 18; 30th, 20.

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AT Paoning, on 1st May, by the Rev. E. O. Williams, M.A. and the Rev. C. H. Parsons, B. A., H. FRENCH RIDLEY, C. I. M., to SARAH QUERRY, of same mission.

AT Chentu, Sz-chuan, May 24th, 1894, OMAR L. KILBORN, M.A., M.D., to RETTA GIFFORD, M D., both of the Canadian Methodist Mission. The ceremony was performed at the house of Rev. Geo. E. Hartwell, B.D., of the same mission, by Rev. O. M. Jackson, of the Church Missionary Society. Ar St. John's Church, Hankow, on 7th June, by the Rev. David Hill, uncle of the bridegroom, JOSEPH K. HILL, of the Wesleyan Mission, Wuchang, to HELEN LEAK BOOTH.

Ar Pekin, on Tuesday, the 12th June, ISAAC TAYLOR HEADLAND, of the Methodist Episcopal Mission, to MARIAN At home after September the 1st. Hsiao Shun Hu l'ung, Pekin.



Ar Edinburgh, Scotland, on the 20th April, 1894, the Rev. WM. DUFFUS, late of the English Presbyterian Mis. sion, Swatow.

AT Shanghai, on 28th May, Mrs. WM. RUSSELL,f the C. I. M


FROM Shanghai, May 26th, Rev. and Mrs. C. H. JUDD and child, of the C. I. M., for England, also Mrs. J. H. HOOKE, of the same Misson.

FROM Shanghai, June 2nd, Rev. G. W. PAINTER, of the Presbyterian Mission (South) and Rev MILLER, of the same Mission, for U. S. A.

FROM Shanghai, June 8th, Mr. O. GOLDWANDSON and Mr. U. SODEKSTROM, of the Scandinavian China Alliance, for U. S. A.

FROM Hongkong. Rev. T. GENAHR, Rhe. nish Mission, Tung-kun, for Germany.

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