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8th.-Terrible accident at Ningpo, resulting in the loss of over 200 lives, from the burning and consequent trampling rush on the part of the people, of a temple in which a theatrical performance was being given.
12th. The native papers say that not. withstanding the recent additions to the war junks cruising after pirates along the Min-chê sea coast the pirates of Fukien and Taichow seem still as numerous and as savage as ever. A junk and its consort, bound from Ningpo to Foochow, laden with rice and sundries, were recently attacked near Wênchow by a couple of pirates, who boarded the merchants, and having ransacked everything of value from the latter left them with twenty-five killed and seriously wounded. Strict orders have been iss ied by the Governor
General, T'an, for the capture of the pirates, and quite a large fleet of war junks is now out, but it seems to be the universal opinion that the quest will be unsuccessful.
15th. A telegram from Hankow informs us that Consul-General Bock has come to terms with the Viceroy Chang Chih-tung on the basis of two heads and forty thousand dollars, in settlement of the Sung-pu case.
19th.--A London telegram reports that the negotiations now being carried on at St. Petersburg for a settlement of the Pamirs question are proceeding very slowly. China desires to retain the ter. ritory comprising the Murghab Valley, and consents to rectify the frontier, but objects to the Russians using the territory which is the eventual route to India.
AT Chefoo, 11th Dec., the wife of Rev. G. CORNWELL, Presbyterian Mission, of a daughter.
AT Shih-tao, S. E. Promontory, the wife of JOHN W. WILSON, of a son.
AT Chungking, on the 7th Dec., 1893, Mr. H. A. C. ALLEN, to Miss LYDIA ASPINALL, both of C. I. M.
AT the Cathedral, Shanghai, on the 13th Dec, 1893, by the Rev. A. T. PolhillTurner, M. A., Mr. FRANCIS DICKIE, to Miss M. C. COWAN; and Mr. Jous STEWART DONALD, to Miss A. M. BARKER, all of C. I. M.
AT Shanghai, Dec. 2nd, Rev. D. W.
AT Shanghai, 19th Dec., N. S. JENSON (returned) and G. A. CARLSON, from America, for C. I. M.; Miss F. E. WIGHT (returned), of American Presbyterian Mission, Shantung; Rev. W. M. UPCRAFT (returned); G. W. HILL, wife and son, C. F. VIKINLY and wife, C. A. SALQUIST, F. B. MALCOLM, M.D., F. J. BRADSHAW, W. F. BEAMAN, H. J. OPENSHAW, Miss F. C. BLISS, for American l'aptist Mis. Union; also Mr. H. G. BRAND, from Japan for Kiukiang.
Ar Shanghai, December 22nd, Mr. W. E. BURNETT, wife and 4 children (returned), of the Reformed Protestant Mission, for Tientsin.
AT Shanghai, December 26th, HENRICH KLEIN, from Germany, for C. I. M.; also Miss L. J. WYCKOFF, M.D., for American Baptist Mis. Union; S. P. BARCHET, M.D. (returned), of American Baptist Mis. Union, for Kinhwa, and Miss W. H. RoUSE, of M. E. Mission, for Foochow.
AT Shanghai, December 29th, Miss A. GARDELIN and Rev. W. G. SILKE, for the American Baptist Mission in Western China.
FROM Shanghai, December 9th, Mrs. R.
ENDORSED BY THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OF UNITED STATES, GREAT BRITAIN AND GERMANY AND EMPLOYED BY THE INSANE, INEBRIATE AND GOVT. HOSPITALS AND THE ARMY AND
NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES.
SOOCHOW HOSPITAL, SOOCHOW, CHINA, February 25th, 1885.
I have used Valentine's Meat-Juice with most gratifying results in several cases A CASE OF POST-PARTUM HEMMORRHAGE-Lady aged 35; lost an enormous quantity of blood; hemmorrhage was checked, but patient sank rapidly from exhaustion; stimulants only gave temporary relief, on account of inability to replace lost blood. Gave a mixture of Meat-Juice and water, 1 to 12, two tea-spoonfuls every ten minutes. Patient revived, pulse reappeared, respiration less sighing and more regular; and by continuing the treatment until two bottles had been taken, she was restored, and is to-day a hearty, healthy woman,
He also gives a case of cholera-infantam, and adds:
In both cases the peculiar merit of the Meat-Juice lay in its being able to supply a circulating medium as near in character to the blood as can be well obtained. In the case of other preparations, more or less of digestion is necessary before assimilation can take place; this is not so with Valentine's Meat-Juice, it is ready for osmos.s whether in the stomach, upper or lower bowel. It is an excellent thing to give by rectal enema, with or without brandy.
The Meat-Juice contains much nourishment, is readily absorbed, is very palatable and is not greasy. I use it daily in hospital and private practice, and feel that I cannot recommend it too highly.
HE Positivist tells us that human history is intended to develop the social and material welfare of mankind. The Hegelian has a theory that history is tending toward the illustration and development of human freedom, particularly as that is found in a well-ordered state. Buckle and Macaulay would read into history certain laws by which the human race is naturally advancing to a higher civilisation. But wider and deeper than these theories is the statement of D'Aubigne in the culminating sentence of his eloquent preface, "God in History:" "All events make for the illustration and consummation of the kingdom of which God is the Head." "The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich; He bringeth low, He also lifteth up, for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He hath set the world upon them." This doctrine gives unity to all history. First tanght by the fathers of the early Church, elaborately expounded by Thomas Aquinas, this truth of God's active interposition in human affairs has never ceased to be one of the most consoling and distinctive features of Christian doctrine. Can we find any illustration of this doctrine of Providence in the life and history of the people of the Celestial Empire? Our inquiry is whether such a nation with such a history, entirely aloof from the cult of the West, isolated geographically and spiritually from the great revelations which have come into Western life, can teach us anything or confirm our belief in the overruling Providence of God. There are those who look upon Chinese history as a barren waste hardly worth cultivation. Its Sahara-like expanse is broken only here and there by an occasional oasis, where a few blades of grass reward the weary searcher.
This misconception may result from the original difference between occidental and oriental modes of thought. But Chinese history does yield much that is of value in forming opinions concerning the progress of the race. Though called slavish imítators the Chinese as a people have borrowed less than most peoples of the Occident. Their history shows that they have given a cordial welcome to many new ideas, and that important changes in their philosophical conceptions have taken place, revolutionary in their character. There are many indications which go to show that God has been preparing among this people a highway for His triumphal march, and that China, though so seemingly late in coming upon the stage of general history, is really a part of the providential scheme of the race.
We note, first, the Homogeneity of the Chinese people.
The feudal system went down under the vigorous attacks of Ch'in Shih-huang, B. C. 200, as he, with Napoleonic foresight and energy, had decided upon bringing the jarring and discordant states under one regimé. Ch'in had long been the chief of the feudal states and had yielded only nominal allegiance to a central government. The great mind of the first emperor saw the possibility of a great unified nation which might be a power in the world. How different would be the political situation to-day if China, like India, had only been a conglomeration of warring elements, each little state with its own army, traditions, laws and customs. How much more difficult would be the introduction of Christianity. As it is now, one decree of the emperor reaches one vast homogeneous nation and becomes law for the people.
In the other case, every battle would have to have been fought over in each little state, thus entailing a tremendous waste of human energy. If there was Providence in the gradual destruction of feudalism in England and the continental states, if any can see the hand of God in recent events in India, by which the walls of partition between many kingdoms have been broken down and India made into one magnificent empire under British rule, where the rights of all are co-ordinate, their interests one, where centralized government makes possible great works of general utility like railways, schools and systems of laws-we say if any one can see here the providential interposition of Almighty God how can he fail to see that two thousand years ago God was beginning a work of the same character among this slow-moving people (hence the longer preparation necessary) with laws, customs and traditions so similar that now victories once gained will never need to be repeated?
But not only did God prepare a government stable and uniform and a homogeneous people, He also prepared a common written