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Now that we have our build- In short, I have learned it is ings, and are fairly started, we wisest to allow the Chinese to hope to be able to introduce new do all the work just as fast as departments.
they can be fitted for each phase For years, we had few text- of it, and that they will do it books. Now there are a number better and at half the expendiof fine new
ones which are ture of energy that a foreigner eagerly greeted by the students. would expend. They are constantly demanding It is our aim to send out more, more.
doctors who are earnest ChrisI have translated gynecology, tians, honest practitioners; who diseases of children, nursing will bring Christ to these dark in abdominal surgery, roller
hearts and homes; who will bandaging, and have begun actually relieve suffering and another. Nothing at this time save life ; who will promulgate seems more important for a principles of sanitation and bring doctor to do than translate and about such a knowledge of instruct.
hygiene and right living that I am fully persuaded that, the sons and daughters of the through these medical centres, land of Sinim shall rejoice and we must, for many years, supply be glad because some of her China with her physicians. choice young women chose to
English has its future. Now follow in the footsteps of Him the demand for women physi- who went about teaching and cians
out to distant healing. regions amongst their suffering sisters is greater than we can Mr. P. L. Corbin sends the followmeet.
ing report of a federation meeting in The same is true of our train- Shansi. ing school for
The The first meeting looking tothinking Chinese are deeply
deeply ward federation in Shansi provgrateful for the opening up to ince was held in Taiyuanfu, their daughters the two noble November 23rd and 24th, 1908. professions of medicine and Twelve members of the Tentanursing the sick. Hitherto they tive Committee, or substitutes, were sold in marriage, or other- were present, representing the wise.
six Missions now having esTo find a woman not only tablished work in the province. self-supporting but taking care As an introduction to their meetof her parents, brothers and ing the committee listened to a sisters, makes a whole clan as forceful paper
Christian proud as though she were a Unity,'' by the Rev. Arthur “ku-yan.”
Sowerby, of the English Baptist I used to think only foreigners Mission. The Committee had a ought to instruct in inedicine. most harmonious session and is I have, after over twenty years' referring various recommendaexperience, about concluded no tions, including a proposed conforeigners should teach.
stitution, to the several Missions Of course all depends upon
for their sanction. One or two how you have taught your teach- members of the committee spent ers to teach. Some of mine half a month in travel from their could give points to normal stations to reach Taiyuanfu for department teachers at home. the committee meeting.
Mandarin New Testament (Union that necessary corrections should Version).
be made, and the text, as far as
possible, be put into its final In view of the need of making shape without loss of time. our final corrections in the text
Suggestions and criticisms will of the above New Testament at
be gladly welcomed, but they an early date, we should be
should reach the translators by greatly obliged if all those who
the end of June to be of any have criticisms to offer would
service. send them to the undersigned. We understand from the Bible
For the translators, Societies that there is a large and
CHAUNCEY GOODRICH. growing demand for this version, and it is therefore, imperative PEKING, January 26th, 1909.
The Viceroy of Szechuen- has ob. tained permission to organize a company with a capital of Tls. 4,000,000 with the purpose of developing the natural resources of that province.,The plan has been approved at Peking of establishing colleges of shipbuilding in Hupeh, Chekiang, Kiangsu and Fokien provinces._H. E. Tuan Fang and Lu Hai-huan cut the first sod for the Tientsin-Pukou railway, southern section. The promoters of the electric lighting and waterworks at Hankow have been awarded special honors by the Peking government because of the important service the establishment of these institutions will be to the city and nation.—The Chinese government, adhering to its original purpose, has completed the purchase of the Peking-Hankow railway from the Belgian syndicate.-Silver, lead and coal mines have been located in the neighbourhood of Chinkiang and a movement is on foot to open mines.
Particularly urgent have been the representations made by the British and American governments. His Excellency has retired to his ancestral home in Honan. It is not known whether other prominent officials identified with him will meet a similar fate. H. E. Liang Tun-yen, a returned American student, has been appointed President of the Waiwupu.Na Tung has been appointed on the Grand Council.-It is reported that H. E. Tang Hyao-yi traveled to America with the purpose of promoting an alliance between China and America, but that his efforts have proven futile.—It is said that 700 incompetent officials have been dismissed in Tientsin.-Amnesty has been granted by the Regent to all political prisoners the first day of Chinese New Year.–The Imperial government has granted Tls. 50,000 to the earthquake sufferers in Italy.—The central government has wired to the provincial authorities permission to appoint foreign advisors.—It is announced that the Emperor's education will begin with a study of the Chinese classics.—Through the offer of a wealthy philanthropist money is being raised to establish a university in Hongkong.–The Prince Regent intends to permit the common people to meniorialize the throne on governmental matters.-Prof. E. de Witt Bur
The event of the month that has attracted most attention has been the summary dismissal of H. E. Yuan Shi-kai, President of the Waiwupu, Junior Guardian of the Heir Apparent. The foreign ministers in Peking are said to view the situation with alarm.
ton and Prof. Thos. Chamberlin, conimissioners of the Oriental Educational Investigation Commission, arrive in Shanghai and will remain in China five months.-The Maritime Customs' revenue during 1908 amounted to four and a third million pounds sterling, which is less than any year since 1904. In view of this the Chinese government is proposing to the Powers to increase the rate of duty, offering as a quid pro quo that lekin duties be absolutely abolished.
golia will be reformed within the first four years along the following lines : (1) establishment of primary schools ; (2) development of natural industries; (3) organization of army; (4) reform of official system.—The Prince Regent has decided upon drastic reforms within the Imperial household.-An edict was issued on January 18th declaring that steps should be taken at once to inaugurate self-government in cities, towns and villages.- Primary schools for the education of the children of princes are to be established in Peking.–The President of the Board of Finance has issued instructions that all native banks should refrain from issuing bank notes unless by permission of the Board.—The Prince Regent expects to put the reform of the currency foremost among the reforms to be undertaken.
OPIUM AND REFORM.
Viceroy Tuan Fang will open the International Opium Conference on February ist. The Chinese commissioners will give a banquet to other members of the Commission on the evening of the opening day.-Mon
At Shanghai, 30th December, to Rev.
and Mrs. JOHN W. NICHOLS, A. C.
M., a daughter. Ar Hiangcheng, 3rd January, to Mr.
and Mrs. F. S. JOYCE, C. I. M., a
son (Raymond John). Ar Bournville, England, 3rd January,
to ISAAC and ESTHER L. MASON, Friends' Mission, Szchuan, a daugh
ter (Katherine). At Chentu, 3rd January, to Mr. and
Mrs. .E. A. HAMILTON, C. M. S., a
daughter (Irene Theodora). AT Hweichow, 9th January, to Mr.
and Mrs.. G. W. GIBB, C. I. M.,
AT Wanhsien, 7th December, T. DAR-
C. I. M.
LIN and Mrs. A. WRIGHT, both C.
MATHEWS and Miss A. E. SMITH,
both C. I. M. At Kashing, 12th January, by Rev. H.
V. S. Myers, D.D., Rev. CHARLES MORRIS MYERS, A. P. M. Press, and Miss MARY ANNA MACPHAIL.
son (Edward Douglas). At Tsoyun, roth January, to Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. ANDERZEN, C. I. M.,
a daughter (Svea Viola).
Mrs. G. W. SHEPPARD, E. U. M.
At Chuchow, December 22nd, to Mr. and Mrs. 0. SCHMIDT, C. I. M.,
a daughter (Helene Esther). At Shasi, 22nd December, to Rev.
and Mrs. ANDERS P. TJELLSTRÖM, S. M. S., a daughter (Marta Otilia Frideborg).
At Changsha, 19th January, to Mr.
and Mrs. BROWNELL GAGE, Yale
M., a daughter (Emily Thornton). At Shanghai, 22nd January, to Mr.
and Mrs. C. THOMSON, C. I. M., a daughter (Agnes Mary).
AT Saratsi, 10th December, EMIL
NATHANIEL, youngest child of O.
E. and Mrs. Oberg, C. I. M. AT Montreal, Canada, in January,
ALEXANDER GARTSHORE, second son of Dr. and Mrs. Percy C. Leslie, C. P. M., aged 4 years, from
diphtheria. AT Taichowfu, 15th January, Miss
A. R. RUDLAND, C. 1. M., from malaria.
18th January, Mr. T. A. P. CLINTON,
C. I. M., from consumption. (Cable received from Melbourne.)
3rd January, Mr. and Mrs. J. BENDER, C. I. M., from Germany; Miss H. M. WATT, E. Bapt. M.
4th January, Miss A. GRAHAM, Rev. and Mrs. L. BYRDE and three children (ret.), all C. M. S.; Rev. G. P. STEVENS, S. P. M.
7th January, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. TURNER and family, C. M. S.
Ioth January, Mr A. W. LARGE, C. I. M., from Englard.
15th January, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. DAVIDSON, Friends' M. (returned).
19th January, Miss MURRAY, S. P. M.
AT HONGKONG :
28th December, Rev. and Mrs. GEORGE CAMPBELL and three children, A. B. M. U.
AT SHANGHAI :
9th November, Rev. and Mrs. J. E. DENHAM and Miss E. CASSWELL, all C. M. S.
8th December, Miss M. E. GILLARD, C. M. S., for England.
12th December, Rev and Mrs. J. W. WALLACE and family, C. M. S., for England
27th December, Mrs. C. F. NySTRÖM, C. I. M., for England. - January, Rev.
C. H. DERR, A. P. M., for U. S. A.
6th January, Miss Henderson, A. C. M., for U. S. A.
8th January, Mr. M. E. RITZMANN, Un. Evang. C. M., for U. S. A. via England.
9th January, Mr. and Mrs. E. TOMALIN, Messrs. P. C. PLUMBE and W. E. HAMPSON, to England; Mr. and Mrs. W. HAGQVIST and four children, to North America ; all C. I. M.
12th January, Dr. and Mrs. W. F. SEYMOUR and daughter, A. P. M., for U. S. A.
22nd January, Rev. and Mrs. J. N. ANDERSON and three children, and Dr. A. C. SELMON, all S. D. A. M., for U. S. A.
23rd January, Rev. and Mrs. W. B. HAMILTON and daughter, A. P. M., for U. S. A.; Rev. and Mrs. JAS. WEBSTER, U.F.C. of S., for Scotland; Rev. and Mrs. K. S. STOKKE, A. Luth, M., for U. S. A. via Suez.
29th November, Miss E. F. TURNER, C. M. S.
Ioth December, Mrs. O. M. JACKSON and two children, Mr. W. L. L. KNIPE, Miss C. CARLETON, Mr. W. R. CANNELL, Dr. J. H. LECHLER, Miss J. MORRIS, all C. M. S.
26th December, Dr. J. E. WALKER and Miss J. WALKER, both A. B. C. F. M. and both returned ; Miss M. A. JAQUET, M. E. M.; Miss N. D. GAGE, Yale M.
30th December, Miss LATTIMORE, A. P. M. (returned).
AND MISSIONARY JOURNAL
Published Monthly by the American Presbyterian Mission Press,
18 Peking Road, Shanghai, China
Editorial Board. Editor-in-chief: Rev. G. F. FITCH, D.D. Associate Editors: Rev. W. N. BITTON and Rev. D. W. LYON Rev. E. W. BURT, M.A. Rev. J. C. Gibson, D.D. Mr. G. MCINTOSH Rt. Rev. Bishop CASSELS. Bishop J. W. BASHFORD. Rev. G. F. MOSHER. Rev. A. FOSTER. Rev. D. E. HOSTE.
Prof. LACEY SITES. Rev. J. C. GARRITT, D.D. Rev. D. MACGILLIVRAY. Rev. A. H. SMITH, D.D.
In presenting the subject of Work Among Young People and Children as the special topic for this month, we hope it
will be felt that the RECORDER is calling Tbe Children of
attention to one of the vital needs of presenttbe Cburcb.
day missionary enterprise. The Christian church has now reached a position where by a natural increase, by retaining the fellowship and service of the children of church members, it should extend in numbers regularly and considerably. It is one of the very first duties of church life and work to feed the lambs of the flock, and these will be fed only at the cost of special care and labour. While it is found very necessary in the home lands to make every effort to retain the services of the young people for the church and to claim them for Jesus Christ in places, that is, even where they are brought up under Christian influences, it becomes doubly necessary that in China, living in a heathen atmosphere and surrounded by temptations of a very special kind, exceptional efforts should be made to guide the faith of these little ones aright. That we have not yet learned the secret of success along this line of work the leakage of children of Christian parentage into ways of carelessness and vice, though very rarely be it noted into the habit of idolatry, bears sad enough witness. There is no antidote to the poisoning influence of
. the evil which is in the world like that of due instruction in the things of God. Early apprehension of the fact of divine