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the ground alike. So I think God and went straight through it." has just allowed this trouble of the As to wearing the native dress he mission to come upon me to lessen says: “I have tried both ways and the burden of other trials throngh my opinion now is that it is imwhich I am passing." Again he says: possible for an European to bring
“If the story of a Christian himself permanently down to the man's life is told all his mistakes level of the Chinese or Mongol should be written down too; any poor.
As long as
you have a defects of character noted, and the change of clothing you are in their sorrows and trials which shadowed eyes a well-to-do man, in easy cirhis path, should all be sketched. comstances. Therefore, though I Otherwise you lose sight of the
retain the Chinese dress, it is for lesson God intended to work ont convenience, and not with the bope in His servant's life through these of bringing myself down to their chastisements and miss the oppor
level." tunity of benefiting other Christians Just before his last illness he by the complete history of His seemed far better in health than dealings with one of His people. formerly, and referring to it to a That was the way the historians
friend he said: “I don't carry my of the Bible set to work; we are cares now; I roll them all not likely to improve upon their off upon the Lord. Once I used methods."
to carry all tho bardens myself; it Many of readers whose makes all the difference." children are far away in England But this was only the getting or the U. S. will appreciate the ready for heaven. 'Eternity was following:
about to dawn upon this faithful “ It seems to me this matter of worker. He had said : “ Onr life the children's welfare is one we must here is a training for life and work just exercise faith about, looking there ;” and again, “Iam persuaded upon our separation from them at that God will see to it that we are times as one of the necessary condi- prepared for what He is preparing tions of missionary life. Look at for us there,” and now he was to my own boys; the first holidays, prove the faithfulness of Him who and second, I think, they had no was able to keep that which He invitations, and had just to remain had committed to Him. A sudden at school. Since then they have had illness, and he too "quietly fell several invitations at each vacation. We must have faith that what is We think that Mrs. Bryson has best for the children's real welfare told the story of this life in the will be given them."
simple way he would have wished For many years he made total it told. abstinence from wine and tobacco After speaking of the three little a condition of Church membership, Churches he gathered, and the and though later he changed his thousands who heard the Gospel views somewhat in deference to from his lips, she closes her narfellow-workers, was be not even rative with these words :in this building on the true founda- “And the full harvest is not yet ; tion? He was out and out in all only the day shall reveal the exhe believed and did, as witnesses tent of the work which the Lord the following:
of the vineyard has pleased to per“We came back through the
form through the hands of robber-infested district. After all servant so wholly consecrated, so I bad said about God I faithful and loyal as James Gilashamed to avoid it by going round, mour."
NEW PUBLICATIONS OF THE S. D. K. shews that by a scientific study of
1. E. An Oleo oj' Religious agriculture the earth can be made Ilustrations, by Rev. Young J.
to produce much more than withAllen, LL.D., being allegorical
out that study. In Easy Wên-li.
Amer. Mission Press. Price 3 cents. stories very suitable in assisting
3. and 4. There are also new edinatire preachers to illustrate va
tions of Dr. Williamson's Natural rious phases of Christian trath and for interesting and instructing Theology (
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TIMOTHY RICHARD, 2. Agricultural Chemistry, by Rev. W. P. Bentley,
Editorial Comment. We regret that in spite of in- cialist, and as he could not at once creasing this present number 4 make up his mind what to do I pages we have been obliged to have waited here till now. Rest leave out some interesting items of and change hare wrought favorably, Missionary News, as well as notices and he
that the operation, of Annual Reports, for which we are
if any should be required, will not much indebted.
be as serious as he at first imagin
ed. I shall continue in this region WE notice the sudden death of eight weeks longer." All will reRev. A. Dowsley, formerly of the joice with us in this good news, Church of Scotland Mission, and we trust that succeeding events Ichang, now for several years living will be even more re-assuring. in Campbellsford, Ontario. Next month we hope to give a notice of
The most prominent topic of of his life and work.
interest to Christian workers in
and around Shanghai, and one of The many friends of Mrs. L. H.
importance to our brethren and Gulick, who has been residing in Myazaki, Japan, for some time,
sisters, both young and old, native
and foreign, all over China, has will be surprised and pained to
been the first annual meeting and learn of her death on June 14th.
convention of the “United Society She had been attacked with a
of Christian Endeavor for China,”" trouble, which it was feared might
held in Shanghai, June 23rd to prove fatal, on May 27th, and after
25th. As is perhaps already well about two weeks it was decided
known this Society was formed to remove her to Osaka for better She died, however, on
last year for the vi treatment.
purpose of enthe way, and was carried to Kobe,
couraging and assisting in the
formation of local societies wherwhere the body lies with those of Father Peter Gulick and Mother
ever practicable, and in every way Gulick, at rest after the labors of
possible to develop and conserve
all elements of power that may be a busy life.
utilized for the glory of Christ Just before going to press we
and the more speedy coming of His received a note from Dr. Martin
Kingdom." from Yokohama dated 18th June, in which he says: “On arriving
Whilst not wishing to anticipate here I consulted an eminent spe
the published report which will
present inspiring figures and be
touch with the great characteristic enriched with helpful papers we of that wider Christian Endeavor, may mention that in every way which is the inspiring power in all the convention was a success. The that is making for the uplift of delegates, both foreign and native, our world. and of both sexes, helped to stimulate the Shanghai Endeavorers,
What's in a name? and doubtless will carry away
Not a little, much blessing to their homes and
one would have thought from the work in North, South and West.
manner in which the Chinese for
Christian Endeavor was discussed The consecration meeting, when
both in Committee and by the fully 500 people were crowded into the Methodist Episcopal Church,
Convention during the late meetings was sufficient of itself to inspire
in Shanghai. The following terms confidence in the movement and
have been used by the various lead to more consecrated devotion
organizations thus far, north and
south: Mien-li Hwui (hehe) to the work. The spirit of thankfulness which characterised the
Mien-shen Hwui (fa), Ku-li meetings reached the climax Hwui () and Mien-shi-kiuMonday evening, when after hear- chu Hwui (#). While ing the reports from the field, no one of them is without objec showing 1017 members, “Praise tions (just as the term “ EndeaGod from whom all blessings flow,” vor” in English has been objected was heartily sung by Chinese and to) yet the title Ki-toh-t'u Mienforeigners.
li Hyui(智基徒勉勵會) was
at last adopted by a large maBROTHERLY harmony, healthy in- jority as being the nearest transdependence and conscientious ad- lation yet offered, and on the whole herence to right principles charac- the least objectionable. It is sinterised the business meetings. We cerely to be hoped that all will see trust that the good resolutions which their
to adopt this were passed will not be forgotten, designation for the Society, whatbut that their being carried into ever may have been one's individual effect in the best possible way and preferences, and that usage and in the earliest possible time will association may yet make it all to tend to the efficiency of the work us in China that “ Christian Endeaof the local societies, the birth of means to many hundreds of other branches, and the general thousands in other lands. "Now I perfecting of the central organiza- beseech you brethren, by the name tion. Were we to recal some of of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye the impressions of the convention all speak the same thing, and that that have been most helpful to us
there be no divisions among you." some of the first would be the added sense of the value of organization, as shown in the notable We are glad to notice the in manner in which united Christian creased interest that is being effort is helping in building up the shown in many places in the subKingdom of God. Then, too, we ject of foot-binding. We see from realised what a fact the superna
the last issue of Woman's Work that tural is in our lives, energizing and an extra No. of that magazine is purifying; as one speaker remind- soon to be published, in which this “Christ died for us; we are
matter and the opium question are to live for Him." Then, “being to receive special attention. An and doing like Christ,” we are in incident has just come to our
knowledge of a young man who pared with the few who have the was educated abroad and who on light of the Gospel. returning home refused to marry Friends at home like to hear the the girl his parents had selected for first personal pronoun. Paul used him for the reason that she had it with great emphasis and effect small feet. The young lady hear- on his return from missionary laing of his objections immediately bors. “There is no egotism in went to work to restore her feet to it. Personal experiences, personal their natural size, even stuffing blessings, difficulties, triumphs--the cotton into the toes of her shoes to story of these from an ambassador insure the proper shape. This of Jesus Christ is cdifying. What looks as if the reform we wish to has God done for the missionary? see would be greatly hastened and what has God done through him ? strengthened by a proper under. Has he any testimony to hear as to standing of the subject and strong
the rewards of his calling?" influence against it on the part of Then, too, young
Christians the men, both old and young. We ought to be affectionately and earnhope all teachers in the mission estly invited to this noble work. schools for boys are having this The pastor cannot urge it as the matter on their hearts. It is right missionary can. Again we like to teaching of Christian principles hear the ring of the old Gospel all and love for the doing of God's will through a missionary address : that will carry this matter, as well something of the spirit which ils all others, to its right issue. burned in our Saviour's heart when
Simple neglect of any teaching He said, "The Son of man is come on this subject may delay for many
to seek and save that which was years the loosening of the heavy lost. " We like to he reininded chains of this evil custom.
lovingly but forcibly of our opportunity and responsibility. Our consciences sleep.
What is the acFor the benefit of our brethren tual condition of heathen races ? presently home on furlough we Never mind their manners and would pass on some thoughts given customs."
We rejoice in the man. utterance to some months ago by a ner in which Christians at home pastor in the home lands with re- are impressed by the narratives of gard to what the friends like to individual conversions and Pentehear from missionaries. First of costal outpourings on heathen all facts are called for; statistics soil. " These rehearsals of what are eloquent. An ardent friend of God has done are pledges of what one mission Board was converted is to be, and thus the Acts of the to foreign missions by a map shew- Apostles is a book to be numbered ing the millions in darkness com- among the major prophecies."
Diary of Events in the Far East .
June, 1894. Ilth.-Attack on two ladly inissionary doctors in Canton.
We expect to be able to give fuller particulars next month.
19th.--The Chemulpo correspondent of the N.-C. Daily News writes :
“ The disturbances of the so-called Tong-hak party have leıl to more serious complications than we anticipated. The Chinese troops asked for by the Corean government encamped to the number of 1500 on the west coast, about 100 miles south of Chemulpo.
not engage in any
conflicts with the rebels, as the latter ilispersed on hearing of the arrival of the troops. The latter left for China yesterday, with the exception of 500 who remain in Seoul.
But since last week the Japanese have been sending troops to Corea. Includ. ing the transport which came yesterday about 5000 have arrived. Of these 1500 are in Seoul and the reinainder in Chemulpo, quartered among the Japanese houses in the Japanese as well as the foreign settlement.
Two more transports are expected soon, when it is reported they will all go to Seoul. The troops are commanded by Major-Gen. Oshina. The arrivals include 230 horses and a number of guns, with provisions and equipments for a three months' campaign. What it all means no one knows, as the Japanese do not discuss the subject. When asked, they reply, it is to protect their people, but no one is able to see why it requires 6000 or 7000 troops to protect their people, since there is no danger from which to protect them. There are eight Japanese men-of-war in
port as well as 3 Chinese, 1 Russian, I French and the U. S. flagship. The telegraph line to China is reported as broken. Large numbers of Chinese are leaving for China."
30111. -A teleram from Kobe says: “ There was a severe shock of earthquake at Yokohama at 2 p.m. to-lay, which has caused great amilye. Several Japanese were killed. It was apparently less serious in Tokio."
30th.-From the cablegram messages received from Hongkong during the month of June we gather the following:
- Total number of deaths June 2-4, 174 ; June 5, 93 (including Capt. G. C. Vesey, of the Shropshire Light Infantry, who had been energetically engaged in the work of disinfecting): June 6, 83 deaths ; 7th, 107 ; 8th, 91 ; 9th-lth, 258 ; 12th, S6; 13th, 82; 11th, 84; 15th, il; 16th, 44; 17th, 39 ; 18th, 32 ; 19th, 46 ; 20th, 13 ; 21st, 39 ; 2:2041, 34; 23rd, 35; 2011, 13 (ret un incomplete); 25th, 29; 26th, 10; 27th, 25; 25th, 13; 29th, 18; 3001, 20.
AT Pekin, on Tuesday, the 12th June,
ISAAC TAYLOR HEADLIND, of the Me. thodist Episcopal Mission, to MARIAN SINCLAIR. at home after September the 1st. Alsino Shun Hu l'ing, Pekin.
Ar Edinburgh, Scotland, on the 20th
April, 1894, the Rev. Wm. DUFFUS, late of the English Presbyterian Mis.
sion, Swatow. At Shanghai, on 28th May, Mrs. Wm.
RUSSELL, 'f the C. I. M
ARCHIBALD EWING,C, I. M., of a daugh.
ter. Both doing well, At Hankow, on the 5th June, the wife
of THOMAS GILLISON, M.B.C.M., Lon.
don Mission, of a son. At Chefoo, on the 16th June, the wife
of the Rev. M. MACKENZIE, Canadian
E. O. Williams, M.A. and the Rev.
OMAR L. KILBORN, M.A., M.D., to
The ceremony was performed at the house of Rev. Ceo. E. Hartwell, B.D., of the same mission, by Rev. O, M. Jackson,
of the Church Missionary Society. At St. John's Church, Hankow, on 7th
Juve, by the Rev. David Hill, uncle
C. H. JUDD and child, of the C. I, M.,
of the saine Misson. From Shanghai, Junie 2nd, Rev. G. W.
PAINTER, of the Presbyterian Mission
Mission, for U. S. A.
WINDSON and Mr. U. SUDEKSTROM, of
U. S. A.
nish Mission, Tung-kun, for Germany.