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New-World Science Series. Humani is no lack in the number of hymn
Physiology. By Ritchie. (English
books already existing we be
lieve, as Miss Yü states in her To many of us in educational
preface, that there is a need for work on the mission field, has
these hymns of reviving. She often come the desire for a text
says that as she has visited among book in physiology which would
the mission schools and churchnot make too elaborate a use of
es, conducting meetings, she has technical terms, and yet at the
become conscious of a need of same time give in an effective
a different collection of hymns way the principles of anatomy
in which to voice more perfectly and of hygiene.“ The chief ob
the prayer and praise, the aspiraject of teaching plıysiology in our
tion and worship of God's peoschools is to train the pupils to
ple and adds : I believe God is keep their bodies in health.”
going to do greater things among In this work, the ideal has been better attained than in any
us, and that He would have our
faith soar higher and our trust other work I have seen. In the
grow bolder as we worship Him first chapter it treats of the human body as a colony of cells,
in song.”. Let us hope and be
lieve that this little book is in and the method of discussion is
part a preparation for the times most interesting and informing.
of reviving that are soon to be The anatomy of the work, the
more generally felt in the church illustrations, and the colored
in China. An index in both plates are unusually good, and
Chinese and English shows us also easy to be understood. The
treasures new and old in hymnolchapters on disease germs, the diseases caused by protozoa, by
ogy which it contains ; a num
ber of new hymns having been bacteria, and the preventing of
specially translated for this volspread of disease germs, are not
ume. There are one hundred and only thorough for a book of this
ten hymns, and while they are grade, but eminently practical. largely for use in revival meet“ First aid to the injured” is also taken up.
ings the need of the ordinary In fact, in this
church services can be easily met work of three hundred and fifty
with the hymns here collected. pages which, though not beyond
The book is very attractively the comprehension of a student in
gotten up, with bright red soft the higher grades of academic
cover ; the whole edition having al work, is full of interest and
music as well as words. suggestion to those of us who are
Miss Yü tells us that after supposed to have “graduated,”
much prayer and waiting upon we have a most valuable and
God, He laid it upon her heart helpful compilation of material
to prepare this little book. We on the subject of physiology,
feel sure His blessing will attend either for schools in the home
its use wherever it may go. lands or for schools in China. ROBERT F. FITCH.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Hymns of Reviving. Collected, com
Macmillan Co., London. piled or translated by Dora Yü.
English Literature for Secondary Price 50 cts. Presbyterian Mission
Schools. Gulliver's Travels. Press. Shanghai.
Jonathan Swift. Cloth. Price is. We are glad to welcome this
Selections from White's Natural Hislittle volume, for though there tory of Selbourne. Cloth. Price is.
at Holy The Conference of the Anglican other meeting was
Trinity Cathedral on Sunday Communion.
evening, April 4, and was adBy the Rev. GOUVERNEUR FRANK MOSHER.
dressed by Bishop Cassels, Bish
op Roots, and Bishop Price. The first Conference of the The Conference found its Anglican Communion, in which
greatest difficulty in conducting the Chinese were represented by its business in such a way as their own elected delegates, was would allow all the Chinese held at St. John's College, Shang- delegates to keep informed of hai, from March 27 to April what was going on. After 6. The eight Dioceses of North several expedients had been China (Peking), Shantung,
Shantung, tried, it was found that all the Western China (Szechuen), Chinese, except those from FuHankow, Shanghai, Chekiang, kien and Hongkong, could underFukien, and Victoria (Hong- stand Mr. Ts'en, of Wuchang, kong) were represented by 8 speaking in Hankow Mandarin. Bishops, 15 foreign and 13 Thereafter all speeches in EngChinese clergy, and 15 Chinese lish and all resolutions were laymen-a total of 51 out of a translated by him into Mandarin ; possible 56.
when Chinese spoke, his The devotional life of the speech was translated into Eng. Conference found its expression lish by one of the foreign delin the daily communions at egates ; if the Chinese was from 7.45, missionary intercessions at
either Fukien or Hongkong, the noon, and evening prayer at English was also rendered into 5.30. "On Sunday, March 28, the Mandarin for the benefit of the Conference attended the morning other Chinese. The minutes of service in Holy Trinity Cathe- the day were translated every dral in a body, and listened to a night by two Chinese secretaries
by Bishop Moloney. and posted on the wall of the And the following Sunday morn- room, where all Chinese delegates ing a similar service was held at were living together. In these St. John's, when the sermon was ways it was found possible to preached by the Rev. Hu Lan- overcome a language difficulty ding, of Wuchang, who had been that is, perhaps, as great as any elected to that office by the that the world affords. Once Chinese delegates.
the plan was worked out-as it Two missionary meetings were was on the second day of the held. One at the Martyrs' sessions—all went with perfect Memorial Hall, which was ad- smoothness. dressed by Bishop Roots, of The Conference organized Hankow, the Revs. F. L. Norris, with Bishop Scott as President, of Peking, and S. T. Mok, of Bishop Cassels as Vice-PresiCanton, and by Dr. M. T. Liu, dent, the Revs. F. L. Norris and of Hangchow. Bishop Moloney, W. S. Moule as foreign Secreof Chekiang, presided, and Bish- taries, and the Rev. P. N. Tsu op Cassels, of Western China, and Mr. T. L. Ts'en as Chinese gave
the benediction. The Secretaries.
The main business before the as their foreign colleagues, took Conference was the organization their share in all discussions and of a Synod that should represent showed themselves ready and all the Anglican missions in prepared to bear the burdens of China. A committee that had their church. It seems most been at work for two years probable that when the preambrought in a report that ultimate- ble, constitution, and canons, ly was adopted substantially as which have now been referred presented. It calls for a repre- to the several diocesan synods, sentation from each diocese, con- shall have been finally adopted sisting of its Bishop, four clergy, by the Conference of 1912, the and four laymen; each diocese Conference will resolve itself deciding upon its own method into the first formal synod of of choosing its clerical and lay the church. It is a long step delegates.
in advance over the first inTen other committees ap- formal meeting of five Bishops pointed in 1907 reported, and - including Corea, which has their reports were acted upon. now found it best to withdraw The Conference appointed no from this Conference-that was less than twenty-one committees held in 1897, and is a sign of to carry on the necessary work the rapidity with which the and report at the Conference, Christian religion is advancing to be held, D. V., in April, in the empire. 1912.
The Chinese delegates presented an agreeable surprize one day in the form of a letter
New from Kiangsi of thanks to the two mother
The following account from Mr. churches for what they have Robert Porteous, of the C. I. M., stadone in the past for the church in tioned at Yuanchow, Kiangsi, will be China and of appeal for more
of interest, and all will be thankful missionaries to meet the present
to know that the spiritual movement
which has been going on in the other opportunities.
provinces, has now spread to that The Conference, at the request part of the country. We also hear of of the Archbishop of Canter
similar blessing in connection with bury, endorsed the proposal to
special meetings held in the province
of Shensi by Mr. A. Lutley and a erect a new diocese to consist
Chinese brother, Mr. Wang. of the province of Honan, and welcomed the Rev. W.C. White, I want to tell you of the who is to be its first Bishop. It Lord's mercy in visiting Yüanis interesting to note that in the chowfu for this last week end. person of Bishop White China The first indications of blessing will have the first foreign mis- were when Mr. Liu, our native sionary Bishop ever sent out by helper, returned with Mr. Chu, an English Colony; the diocese the converted potter, from the of Honan being cared for by the Kweiki Conference. On the church in Canada.
Sunday morning Mr. Liu told Perhaps the most gratifying
us of the Kweiki gatherings, thing in the Conference was the and a deep impression was made way in which the Chinese del- by his confession and testimony. egates, who of course can have His words were simple, pointed, had no such training in the and sincere. God had met with work of deliberative assemblies him, and he felt much ashamed
of his sinful condition in God's prayer gave way to sobs; such sight and the way in which he heart-breaking sobs too. One had been serving Christ. We felt that God had indeed come were expecting a visit from our amongst us. Amongst those superintendent, Mr. Orr-Ewing, who broke down was our young who had been much blessed and helper, who confessed to having used in the Kweiki Conference, had à quarrel in his home, and so our hearts were lifted up to then burst out in sobs asking God that He would visit needy God to have mercy on him. Yüanchow. On Monday the This brought an answering sob country folks commenced to from his wife, who had also come in, and we had about forty come to the meeting, and she guests, consisting of the Chris- broke down, prayed for mercy tians and enquirers from the and confessed her sins. Our country district. The first thing Ping-siang helper also broke out of the usual was a prayer completely down and sobbed meeting at 6 a.m., Thursday aloud for his sins. “Lord have morning, which originated mercy,” he cried in agony, amongst the Chinese themselves, “How can I help enlighten with Mr. Liu as leader. I knew others when I've not sought to nothing of the meeting until it enlighten my own family ?" This was in progress, and the first was deeply moved, and sound I heard was the verses of being a very reserved man there a well-known hymn sung in could be no doubt that the Holy Chinese style, and then fol- Spirit had done a mighty work lowed a time of prayer, during in him. which I heard some one sobbing. Amongst others who confessed
Mr. Lawson, who had slipped was the carpenter, one of the into the meeting, told me that worst characters in the city. an old man had broken down He ridiculed the meetings at with the thought of having first, but was brought low benothing to repay the Saviour's fore the Lord and confessed his love. Mr. Orr-Ewing arrived sins. It was cheering to hear in the afternoon, having walked this vile-mouthed fellow singing through rain and mud for three at his work about the blood and a half days. His first words of Jesus. “Oh precious is to us were : “I am sure that the the flow that makes me white Lord is going to bless here." snow. No other fount I In the evening we had a heart- know, nothing but the blood of searching meeting, led by Mr. Jesus." Orr-Ewing, who spoke from Sunday was the crowning day, Revelation 3, describing the con- being the last day of the gatherdition of the church at Laodicea, ings. We were much in prayer very applicable to the church that those whom we felt were at Yüanchow. There was holding back and unwilling to opportunity given for prayer or confess, might be brought low confession, but the Holy Spirit by the power of God. The was at work, and the next early morning prayer meeting morning, shortly after dawn, we was a good preparation for the gathered for a prayer meeting, day, and God wonderfully ansuch a meeting as I have never swered prayer. The chapel, been in before. Numbers were which seats one hundred or so, soon down on their faces, and had been well filled during the
week. On Sunday we a B. A., confessed to sin and packed ; about 140 attending prayed in the meeting, a thing Just after the morning service he had never been known to do two of the church members, who before. After the testimonies had been at enmity for more than an opportunity was given for a year, confessed their sins to
any who had not yet confessed God and to each other, after their sins to do so. We knew which Mr. Orr-Ewing, who was of some who hadn't, the milkconducting the service, led in
and blacksmith being prayer. He only got as far as amongst the number, and you
Calvary,” when he himself can imagine our joy when these broke completely down, and with two, one after the other, broke the exception of one or two out- down and confessed their sins, siders, there was not a dry eye in crying for njercy. the chapel.
It was some time be- Many were the answers to fore he could proceed and direct
prayer we had.
One man came our hearts to Him who, though
from the country to the once crowned with thorns, is Saturday evening meeting, and now enthroned in the glory on he was the first to pray and high, there for us at the right confess his sin-gambling, etc. hand with all power in heaven We had all been praying very and on earth.
much for this man. The MonThe evening meeting was the day morning prayer meeting best of all ; about forty testifying started at 4.30 a.m., and it was to blessing received. Amongst a wonderful meeting. At the them the carpenter ; as he stood close the two brethren who had up with his face beaming, he been reconciled, stood up and said : “ Thank God, as soon as I prayed for each other, asking confessed I had very much God to have mercy and pardon peace,” and one could see from their sins. Then we had the his radiant looks that what he doxology, for our hearts were said was true. Another man,
full of praise to God.