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So far as the L. M. S. in Amoy itself was concerned, Mrs. Joseland was the only married lady in the Mission, and was thus the more valued, especially as she was given to hospitality and exercised a gracious influence over those who needed a friend. Hence lier loss will be most keenly felt. Her elder brother, the Rev. C. E. Darwent, M.A., of the Union Church, Shanghai, is famous as an example of the ability of the family. To him, also, the news of his sister's early death is truly bitter. There are four children-two elder boys, nineteen and seventeen years old, and two other children, a girl of thirteen and a boy of eight, at home at school. All these have now the burden of being motherless to bear, while yet young. May God give them the needed strength to endure.
The saddest and most tragic feature of the unexpected loss was the fact that the afflicted husband was travelling in a distant part of the very extensive inland region under his charge, where neither letters nor messengers could reach him in time.
T'hus our brother, who left his wife in good health in October, returned at the end of November to her not only dead, but buried.
The illness began with dysentery on November 8th, but it yielded to remedies, and nothing was feared till the 20th, when more serious symptoms intervened, and Mrs. Joseland passed peacefully away on Tuesday, November 24th. She was buried the day after in the Community Cemetery on Kulangsu, followed to the grave by the largest number of people, both foreigners and Chinese, ever seen at a funeral in Amoy. A number of foreign gentlemen carried the coffin from the Mortuary Chapel to the grave. The Rev. J. Macgowan read the service in English, and the Rev. J. Sadler addressed the Chinese assembled and offered prayer. Suitable hymns were sung in both languages, “Jesus, Lover of my Soul”, and “ There is a Happy Land”. Thus, amidst grief and pain, the note of Resurrection Joy was struck, and our hearts followed our sainted sister to her heavenly home.
Her work lives after her, and the memory of her gracious, kindly presence is enshrined in the hearts of hundreds of those who knew her. For to know her was to love her. “She, being dead, yet speaketh."
THE DAVID HILL SCHOOL FOR and shall use our best endeavTHE BLIND.
ours to equip the lad in six (or
preferably eight) years to be ani To the Editor of
organist or evangelist according
to his gifts. In the event of a “THE CHINESE RECORDER.'
lad's parents being able to proDEAR SIR: May I avail my- vide good, strong, plain clothself of your columns to make the ing we will make a reduction. following statement as to the
We cannot under any circumconditions on which the David stances allow pupils to bring their Hill School for the Blind is pre- own bedding. No travelling expared to receive a limited num- penises will be paid by us, and all ber of scholars at once ?
fees must be guaranteed by a forIt is known to some of your eign missionary. readers that the school was estab- Each lad will be instructed— lished as
an industrial institu- after the kindergarten stage-in tion by the late Rev. David Hill, Scripture, singing, playing the but the industrial side of the harmonium, elementary arithwork has not developed to any mietic and geography, and the extent and is not likely to do so. Chinese classics. Each lad will The scholastic side has, however, spend a fair portion of his time, proved a great success,
as soon as he is competent so to have the joy of knowing that all do, in writing out useful booksof the boys who have completed a geography, portions of the Old their studies to our satisfaction Testament and the Chinese are doing well as organists, classics, and so on. All that he music teachers, and evangelists, writes will be his own property in our own and other missions. when he leaves the school and This encourages us to make the we shall, through the generosity following offer :
of the B. and F. B. S., be able to We will receive into the scho- give him a complete New Testalastic side any mandarin-speaking ment. blind lad who is either himself a I need hardly say that we Christian or of Christian parent- reserve the right to send a boy age, who is 11ot under eight nor away if he poves vicious in over twelve years of age, is free character, unamenable to discifrom serious disease of the skin or pline, or diseased. In the event principal organs, and is mentally
boy being unable to sound, for the sum of Tls. 40 per learn (e. g., through imperfect annum. In the case of lads who sense of touch) or showing no are under eight or over twelve or signs of fitness for future church who are heathen, we are prepared employment, we shall communito consider each case on its merits. cate with his supporters on the I deeply regret that we cannot matter. with our present accommodation May I ask my missionary brethand staff accept boys who are ren and sisters to think this mentally unsound. For the sum matter over ? There are, I feel I have mentioned we shall pro- sure, bright blind boys in many vide food, laundry, barber, bed- of our churches whom we could ding, clothing, and stationery, train for this small annual sum
and who in eight years would Buddhism (Index under Naraka, return equipped to lead the
the e.g., p. 225). I have read that praises, if not to lead the worhip, Chinese students mock about of the congregations. On their Christianity because of our enreturn a salary of five dollars dorsement of the Buddhist term per month would, if prices do Di-yu. This stumbling-block not rise further, suffice for their debars some from Christ. Wang needs if they remain single, and Bing-kung in his excellent critiit would be money well spent if cism of Confucianism (C. L. S.) they only taught the rising is also puzzled by it and even generation to sing God's praises maintains that the Buddhists musically.
borrowed the idea from Chris
tianity. Let us beware that we I am, yours sincerely,
do not misrepresent Christianity GEORGE A. CLAYTON.
by using any longer such a term. I know what harm has been
done through wrong statements DI-YÜ () NOT GEHENNA.
about the future life, in Germany.
Dr. Weymonth (the New TestaTo the Editor of
ment in modern speech) simply uses
“ Gehenna”). Thus the "THE CHINESE RECORDER."
term might be trasliterated in the DEAR SIR: I am sorry that the
Chinese version. Certainly the
Gehenna is not inside the earth. excellent new mandarin translation of the New Testament
If not transliterated, the word makes our Saviour still endorse might be paraphrased by “place the Buddhist term Di-yü (Mark
“place of ix. 44). If friends want to know
In behalf of "New Testament what Di-yii really means, please
Christianity”, let them turn to Eitel's Handbook of Buddhism under Naraka
Yours, (p. 105) and to Edkins' Chinese
Our Book Table.
The object of these Reviews is to give real information about books. Authors will help reviewers by sending with their books, price, original if any, or any other facts of interest. The custom of prefixing an English preface to Chinese books is excellent. The Christian Movement in Japan.
It will help to create a lively Sixth annual issue. Published for interest in the affairs of a neighthe Standing Committee of Co-oper- bouring country and supply in a ating Christian Missions. Tokyo,
short compass the leading events 1908.
of current history in Japan. It Some books we can do with- not only gives full and valuable out, others we must have. The information on all missionary work under review is one that operations, but also indicates residents in China ought to have. the position of political parties
and the progress of the country all been survived, and at the end in social and other matters. of it all Dr. Christie has a better Home affairs and foreign rela- hospital than he ever had. He tionship have a place in this now has a fine range of buildings handy volume. It may be con- with wooden floors, iron beds and sulted by all with profit. The steam-heating plant, and they chapter dealing with the read- need it in that land of severe ing public of Japan is most inter- winters. He is one of those who esting, and the suggestions that do not believe in making any are made on the requirements of charge. He keeps his free flag the Japanese so that they may flying in the name the DC possess a healthy literature, are and asserts that otherwise he most valuable. There is a full list should not have received such of contents and also an excellent generous subscriptions from the index. The book may be con- Chinese. He never accepts the fidently commended to the poli- expensive but useless laudatory tician and the publisher, the mer- tablets. The revival has blessed chant and the missionary. It
the hospital workers and the combines American thoroughness effect on the patients is marked. with British charm of style. It Twenty-seven of those now in is to be hoped that China too hospital have applied for baptism will possess at no distant date and since the opening of the an annual issue on the same new buildings. lines. If the admirable reports issued by the Christian Literature Society for so many years could be enlarged and issued in co
The Far East Revisited, by A. Gorton operation with other missionary
Angier, Editor of the London and
China Telegraph and London and societies we should have for
China Express. Preface by Sir China what Japan already pos
Robert Hart. Witherly & Co.,
Mr. Angier, having visited the East several times, paid it
another visit last year, and wrote The Moukden Hospital, Manchuria
this series of letters now repub(1883-1908), a Review and a Report by Dr. Dugald Christie. July, 1908.
lished in book form. The style
bears evidence in places of the This dainty booklet is a pleas- haste of composition, inevitable ure to see, as well as read. Dr.
under the circumstances, but Christie's story is an illustration
Mr. Angier is a keen and wellof Browning's words
observer of things cover.
Eastern, and the judgments here “Never doubted clouds would break,
expressed on matters political, Never dreamed, though right were commercial, social and general
worsted, wrong would triumph. cannot fail to be illuminating to Held we fall to rise, are baffled
the home public. Mr. Angier to fight better, sleep to wake.”
seems to have gone everywhere, It is twenty-five years since this even down into many of the work was begun, and 18,000 mines, found out everything and operations have been performed, then written from a full mind. about 8,000 in-patients treated He began at Singapore and the and 345,000 visits paid to the dis- Federated Malay States, then pensary. Wars and Boxers have went to North Borneo. Siam
and Manila were next visited. A History of Missions in India, by In the 2nd part of the book 8
Julius Richter, D.D. Oliphant,
Anderson and Ferrier. 1908. Price chapters are devoted to China,
10/6. Pp. 469, with map. while Corea gets 2 and Japan 4. Mission work did not usually
Sherrings' History is of course come within his purview, but
now old, and this fine volume fills when it does he speaks of it
a blank with an up-to-date and
scientific history. A brief insympathetically.
troduction describes the land, the people, religion, and caste. First the early missions are carefully
discussed, then the Danish misWe have received a bundle of sion; in the third chapter the pamphlets from that old war- development of Protestant mishorse, Dr. William Ashmore. sions in the age of Carey, the age Their titles are redolent of the of Alexander Duff, and so down man: My Four Bibles, The King to the present day, is described. ship of Jehovah, Exploiting the But probably the chapters most Mission Field, old Wine from the interesting to us are Chapter IV, Original Old Wine Skin, and even "Religious Problems of Indian Professor James, of Harvard, does Missions”, and Chapter VI,“The not escape him, for here we Leaven at Work”. The concludhave a review of James's Lowell ing chapter deals with the success Institute Lectures on Pragmat- of missions in India. What a ism". In summing up the task before the church to give the "cash value” of his ascertain- Gospel to peoples of 147 different ments, Prof. James said : “Can languages ! you take the pragmatic view and make it yours? If you have a sick mind you certainly cannot,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. for such a mind needs mysticism Macmillan & Co., London. to fall back on to get emotional
The Spectator Essays. I.-L. 338 pages. consolation. If your mind is
Price 2/6. normal, you will wish that Gotham and Other Stories. A Latin philosophy that accepts facts, Reading Book. By Rev. E. D. and will also want a religious
Stone. 131 pages. Price 1/6.
A Book of Poetry Illustrative of Engfeeling to go with them.” THAT
lish History. Part III. Edited AND ONLY THAT! from philoso
by G. Dowse.
With Glossary. phy,
Pages 84. Price gd.
The subjoined account by the Rev.
China presents rare opportunities Hope Moncrieff, of the English
of Christian activity. Presbyterian Mission at Eng-chhun, Amoy, of the state of the work in It is needful to review in this that region, will be read with interest. broader light the work in one's
One rejoices to think that the own little corner of the field, as outlook in China is at present so
there is much to discourage. full of promise. A great and
The churches in this region are effectual door has been opened, not growing as we long to see and to those who take a broad them do. We have been dis. view of the present situation tressed to find how little prog: