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and put in its place in the map. erence to the number of the Tuaka should take the place of map in which it will be found. Tuaua as marked in the map, Instead of this the name of the and also in the Index with the province is given, and unless latitude and longitude which one first commits to memory the have been wrongly assigned to corresponding numbers, this inTuaua. On the other hand, volves a further reference to the Tuaua should appear in the Key Map, or the List of Provinces Index with latitude about 23° before the proper 'map can be 5' and longitude about 115° 37', found. Space would be saved and should be marked accord- and more aid be given to the ingly in the map with a cross student by omitting these names attached to it.
of provinces from the Index and These are all the errors of this substituting in a bold type the class which have been detected number of the map in which in the three provinces taken at each place is shown. Also the random for testing. They are insertion of the letters N. and E. not noted here for the purpose after each latitude and longitude, of fault-finding, but to show how though in accordance with the few and slight they are. Per- practice of more general atlases, fection is impossible in this kind is here unnecessary. In China of work, and slips like these can all latitudes are North and all be corrected in another edition. longitudes are East, and the One
serious omission omission of these more than should be noted. The Island of
13,000 unnecessary letters would Hainan is omitted from the List both save printing and tend to of Stations, and none are marked
At most, the “Lat.” on the map of the Island, so and “Long.” at the head of the that it is made to appear as un- columns is amply sufficient. occupied territory. There is a Even that is not required if well-known and effective Mis- the reader remembers that every sion of the A. P. M., N., whose latitude is necessarily under 90° missionaries occupy Hoilow and and that in China every longione or two other centres. Hoi- tude is over 90°, so that in an how at least should be named in atlas of China no confusion is the List and marked with the possible and no constantly rered cross in the map.
peated mark of distinction reSome of these discrepancies quired. and omissions are due not to Passing from these details any fault of the editor, but to one is struck with the great imperfect information supplied value of this atlas to any one by mission secretaries. It is to who wishes to study seriously be hoped that all missionaries the problems of the Chinese and secretaries will combine to empire. The Preface indicates supply such information as shall what a large collection of maps enable the editor to carry his and surveys has been laid under admirable work still nearer to contribution, and it is safe to perfection in a future edition.
say that nowhere else can the One or two suggestions for student find present knowledge minor improvements may be of Chinese topography so comoffered. It is a defect that in pletely collated and set forth looking up the name of a place with such clearness and accuracy in the Index one finds no ref- as in this atlas. All intelligent
students of political and com- that to these great regions of mercial problems will find here darkness the light may a storehouse of the best information.
Is it too much to hope that For students of the larger Mr. Marshall Broomhall, besides aspects of missions this atlas is earning the lasting gratitude of indispensable. Along with the all missionaries in China, may companion volume, “The Chinese have the supreme satisfaction of Empire," it will be found to seeing his fine atlas contributing have done for China and its to missionary efficiency in the dependencies what has been delimitation of fields to prevent done, so far as we know, for no overlapping and in the effective other mission field. In impartial occupation of districts which are breadth of treatnient, including still left destitute? the missions of all Protestant
J. CAMPBELL GIBSON. churches, with adequate knowledge and painstaking accuracy, these two volumes, and more es
The Temples of the Orient and Their pecially the atlas, are unrivalled
Message, in the light of Holy Scriptin missionary literature. They ure Dante's Vision and Bunyan's should be in the hands of every
Allegory. Kegan Paul, Treuch, Committee or Board of Missions,
Trübner & Co. London. in the library of every theological This is no ordinary book. It college, at home or in China, deals with one of the most imand accessible to the missionaries portant subjects of modern times at every mission centre. The -how to overcome evil with study of these maps must stimu- good. The Christians have one late every thoughtful mind to
way, the non-Christians have more intelligent prayer. Those another which down at bottom sections which are fairly well have much in common. It is sprinkled with the red crosses another illustration of Professor will call out thanksgiving and Bruce's Providential Order of prayer on behalf of the mission. the World. aries and the Christian churches It is the essence of a whole under their care, especially when library of the best modern books it is remembered that each cross on the subject of which it treats. represents a centre round which There are frequent quotations cluster many out-stations too from Max Müller, Renouf, Sayce, numerous to be marked on the George Smith, Hommel, Hilmaps. On the other hand, any precht, Ebers, Maspero, Peters, one who looks at the map of Haug, Uljfaloy, Jastrow, GrifSinkiang with only three crosses, fis, Scidmore, Montifiore, The Tibet with none, Mongolia with Encyclopedia Britannica, Jewish only one (though according to Cyclopedia, Bible Dictionary, the List there should be another Book of the Dead, Creation at Patsebolong), and Manchuria Tablet, Persian, Japanese auwith none north of the Sungari thors, etc., etc. River (though the United Free The author is saturated with Church has one at Hulan, just the Bible, Dante, Bunyan, Samon the north bank, which has uel Rutherford and others to been omitted), must feel sadly whom there are references in how far we still come short and abundance for comparison. Thus be stirred up to earnest prayer
within a small compass of 400 odd pages we have an immense sources, bringing the narrative amount of most important facts down to the close of 1907. The compressed, the labour of years
book is intended by its compendof study in many scores of vol- ious form and its cheap price to umes, already done for us, for bring within reach of the now which we cannot be too grateful. large number of readers interestIt shows that what some of us ed in modern missions the facts in our childhood thought was relating to this one, perhaps the the monopoly of Christendom most remarkable missionary dealone, is in some form shared to velopment of a great missionary a very large extent by the whole century. It ought to have a non-Christian world, aud show- wide circulation. ing also that before modern missionary zeal was kindled God had long ago touched the hearts Twenty Years in Persia : A Narrative
of Life Under the Last Three Shahs. of the devout in all lands by His
By John G. Wishard, M.A., D.D., infinite wisdom and love.
Director of the American PresbyIt is our privilege to follow in terian Hospital at Teheran. F. H. His footsteps with sympathy and
Revell Co. 1908. Pp. 349. love, remembering that our Lord It is about thirteen years since did not break the bruised reed the publication of Dr. Wilson's nor quench the smoking flax. “ Persian Life and Customs”, Our Lord did not come to de- which was brimfull of intereststroy but to fulfil.
ing information about that reThe book has a clear map of mote empire. Dr. Wishard's ancient trade routes and has book, in twenty chapters, gives a also in Chapter XI a valuable broad survey of the same field, chronology showing the result covering all the important asof the latest excavations in Nipur pects of the national life, and is and Egypt, beginning 6000 and especially full in regard to the 7000 B.C. and a very complete political events of the past three index of immense convenience years which have brought Persia for reference. Those mission- before the world as one of the aries who have no access to large Asiatic countries which is deterlibraries on this subject will find mined to be up-to-date, and have that this volume will save them all the modern improvements, an immense amount of time and Liberty” and a “Constitumoney.
J. R. tion” among them.
to perceive from an outline like
this what a mighty influence Bishop Hannington and the Story of
the leaven introduced by the the Uganda Mission. Prepared by American Board Mission in the W. Grinton Berry, M. A. F. H. thirties of the last century has Revell Co. Pp. 208.
become, what important advanThis is a new telling of the tages have been gained, and most dramatic story of the evolution important of all, how very much of the Uganda Mission, all of remains to be accomplished. The which has taken place within mission study classes who are the last thirty years. It is based surveying the earth with an upon the Life of Hannington, intelligent and minute scrutiny by Mr. Dawson, and Mullins' will find in this volume a great "Wonderful Story of Uganda deal of valuable material. In with details filled in from other one of the early works about
It is easy
China, published soon after the going up on the opposite side of arrival of the British troops in the road, to be a special eye 1860, the writer referred to hospital, with rooms for everyo some member of the British thing the medical heart Legation who had had a pre- desire. A valued gift, this year, vious appointment in Persia and has been a fine modern ambuwho was struck with the resem- lance. There were 448 opium blances between that country poisonings and 1,825 accidents ; and China.
idea two items which tell volumes. recurs on reading this book, Grand total, 40,127. Judging by which gives us, whose home is the chaplain's report, much good the Flowery Land, an added in- seed has indeed been sowu, but terest in the descriptions and visible results are small. suggests possible and perhaps probable similarities in the coming development of country and
Directory of Protestant Missionaries people.
in China, Japan and Korea, for the year 1909. The Hongkong Daily
Press Office. Presbyterian Mission Twenty-first Inland Otago Tour (1907- Press, Shanghai. Price, 60 cents. 1908), by Alexander Don.
Postpaid, 65 cents. This is a pathetic account of
This convenient booklet, issued Mr. Don's annual tour to the
annually by the Hongkong Daily hills and valleys of New Zealand, where there is still a dwindling
Press, and containing, first the
Missions arranged in alphabetnumber of Chinese gold winers,
ical order, followed by an alphasome of whom are too poor to
betical list of all the missionaries return to China as they long to
in China, Japan, and Korea, is do. The 4,500 Chinese of 1886
indispensable to every missionare now only 2,500. Cause-exhaustion of the gold deposits.
ary who wishes to know just
who and how many are laboring There does not
in these countries. danger of too much Chinese
We note that there are some immigration in New Zealand.
two pages more in the list than The perils, the heat, etc., of this
last year, which would indicate trip easily compare with our ex
an addition of some 130 names periences in China. The dis
during the year. tances travelled in fifty-five days were : by rail, 1,254 miles ; by coach and steamer, 345 miles ; on foot, 543 miles. Total 2,142
Doctor Lee, by Marshall Broomhall, miles.
B.A., with Preface by Walter B.
graph. Price 6d. nett.
In this brief booklet we have Dr. Boone, the veteran chief, is recorded with suitable enlargesupported by Dr. W. H. Jefferys ment the main points in the and Dr. A. W. Tucker, with staff career and teaching of Y. L. of nurses and Chinese doctors. Lee, the doctor who did so The financial support, notwith- much good as an evangelist to standing hard times, is
Christians. The curious thing better than ever. A handsome is that he thought himself such new four-storied building is now a failure in reaching the heathen
that he gave it up after a few attempts. We thank God for what He enabled His servant to do, but we still wait for the Chinese Paul or Moody.
ical, metereological and general. The price is one dollar and a half.
From the Roman Catholic Mis
The Boy's Book of Poetry. Part I.
Junior. Part II. Intermediate. sion, Sicawei, we have received Part III. Senior. Price fourpence two books ; one a history of the each. Macmillan & Co., London. world in English (a translation A happy selection of short of a Chinese original). It is pieces of poetry, chosen from a handy compendium of historical various authors, and well adaptdata, though of course from the ed to the different grades for Roman Catholic standpoint. The which they are offered. other is a year-book in French, issued by the Observatory, packed
By the same. Representative English
Poems, by G. S. Brett. With Notes. full of information-astrouom• 376 pages. Price 3/6.
The following further account of and was advised to let the Spirit meetings held by Mr. Goforth at
complete the work He had begun. Changtefu will, we feel sure, call
This was done. forth the thanksgivings of our readers.
With the con
viction of sin came the desire to The first meeting was held on confess it, and until this was Saturday evening, November 7, done, there was no peace of mind; when Mr. Slimmon, who had led So one and all confessed to one the singing at the Weihui meet- another and to their teachers ings, gave an account of what and to God and asked for fortranspired there. It was Wednes- giveness. Such was the story day evening, however, that the Mr. Fan had to tell. When he complete breakdown came, and had finished, two other men came from that time forward the note forward to the platform and was VICTORY.” The morning made confession of sin ; one of meeting was opened with a them with bitter cries breaking hymn, prayer and another hymn. down, unable to proceed. An Then Mr. Fan, of the girls' opportunity was then given for school, came forward and asked prayer, and thereupon ensued to be allowed to say a few words. such a scene as never before had He then proceeded to tell how, I seen. A man started to pray, when he reached the school had not said more than half a grounds in the morning, he had dozen words when another and heard a great sound of weeping. another joined in, and in a moThe Spirit's power had come ment the whole company was upon the girls, and the sense of crying aloud to God for mercy. sin was overpowering them. He All the pent up emotions of a tried to commence work as usual, life time seemed to be pouring but the bell rang in vain. He forth at that time. All the sins went to report to the Principal, of the past were staring them in