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. . . THE . . . 

Baptist Missionary Magazine 



. The One Hundied and Fouith Year of Publicaboii 


19 7 .; : 





K 1927 L 

The Call of the New Year 



''T^HE missionary enterprise is the most note- 
^ worthy, as it is the noblest expression of the 
highest life of the modem world. It sounds the 
keynote of a symphony yet to be, which is to 
awake and sweep into its majestic harmonies 
all the chords of purified human thought and 
feeling around the globe — love, trust, joy, serv- 
ice, adoration, blending and rismg to the throne 
of God. To this Christ calls us by his loving, 
masterful voice. For this he animates us by the 
things we hear and see, these new and glorious 
marvels of a vitalizing and redeeming gospel. 
Why tarry we in a dim, chill prison of incerti- 
tude ? Out in the open is our place, where 
God is on the field, and the conquering Saviour 
leads ever onward. — EL D. ElATON, LLD. 

• • 

• • . 

• • 


7"Ae strongest and 
happiest men 
and women are 
those whose useful- 
ness extends to all 
people, regardless 
of race or color. — 

Booker T. Washington 

1. Boy>' High Bchool, Mellon, Soulh lodis, for wbicb ■ new buildiog is uked. 2. Mr. &nd Mis. Grin and 
mBuetanU, HaaeooD, Bunn&. On Ur. Griea'A retom to AmrricA in the eprirw, A fluccePBor wilt be required id 
,the paitoTBlfl of the Euflish churoh; the Cbiiwag work, now under hie ovenight, etaould ilao hsvc an inde- 
pendent miMionart 3. B»plin churohin Oealu, Jk>u, wbew & new buildini is WQuired. 4. New hoFpiml 
Bt Yschow, Wrgt China ; at leaat live limllar ho*pltala are urientlr needed. 6. Street scene, Sei-underabad. 
South Indift, when tht opening calls lor reecIoKieiimrti, 




VoL 87 

JANUARY, 1907 

No. 1 



nPHE members of the Executive Committee and the officers of the Missionary 

Union are feeling the burden of the present financial situation. They are 

realizing more than ever before the great need for prayer and at two recent 

meetings considerable portions of time were given to earnest petitions that God 

would grant wisdom for the conduct of this work and that the hearts of God's 

people might be drawn more strongly toward it. 

It cannot be right that in such a time of plenty and prosperity our churches 

should actually be giving less money for foreign missions than they did last year; 

that in the face of greatly enlarged opportunities we should be less responsive. 

Something is wrong somewhere, and it behooves every one of us to cry unto 

the Lord that he may show us our faults and help us to do our duty. We have 

agents and agencies in abundance, but we lack power. God alone can supply 

this. Let us pray! 


^JEXT in importance to the need for prayer on behalf of foreign missions is 
the need for knowledge of the cause and loyalty to it. How few really 
know what the American Baptist Missionary Union is and for what it stands. 
Many think of it as consisting simply of a group of men living in or near Boston, 
who run things pretty much their own way. Appeals for help are looked upon 
as calls from this body, which has no real claim upon the support of the churches. 
While the Missionary Union is a voluntary body, it is not independent. It 
is possible in any year for its constituency in the churches to change completely 
the personnel of one third the members of the Board of Managers, one third the 
members of the Executive Committee and the entire official staff. It is possible 
at the annual meeting for the Board of Managers and the Missionary Union to 
change any part of the constitution, to change the duties of the executive officers, 
and to determine the policies to be pursued. It would be impossible to conceive 
of an organization more amenable to popular desire. 

The difficulty has been that individual and popular feeling too often displays 
itself in criticism and consequent lessening of interest, rather than in a loyal, 
earnest, united effort to prosecute the work for which the Missionary Union stands. 
Let the organizaticm be never so faulty, let the official force be never so inefficient, 
the work of the Kingdom must be pushed. None may properly shirk responsi- 
bility or offer as an excuse for the non-fulfilment of personal obligation to give the 
gospel to this lost world the opinion that the organization is not perfect 








"^HOULD there be formed a Baptist 
^^ society for the support of a mission 
^^^ in these parts, I should be ready to 
consider myself their missionary." 

There it is, set forth with the decision and 
clearness that marked each step of Ado- 
niram Judson's progress to his place as 
the pioneer American Baptist missionary; 
the principle of organization, of hands 
across the sea, of the living link between 
the churches and their missionaries. 

Little by little, sometimes, at other 
times with marvellous rapidity, the work of 
the central ofl&ces, the " Rooms " of the Mis- 
sionary Union, has increased until it has 
become not only a wonder of business 
activity, but actually a prominent world 
force. If the whole Baptist^ Denomination 
of America could visit the Rooms and see 
for themselves what is actually done there, 
and, much more important, what tremen- 
dous influences radiate from these Rooms, 
they would be surprised by the revelation, 
and awakened to a new sense of responsi- 
bility and devotion. 

" The busiest corner of Boston's busiest 
street " is the claim of one store in the city; 
but the eighth floor of the Ford Building 
on Beacon Hill can match it in activity. 
That phase of the work at the Rooms 
would need a whole issue of the Magazine 
to describe it. From the Secretaries to the 
stenographers, filing clerks and assistants 
of every kind, there is not one who is not 
working to the limit of time and strength. 
The force is always kept a little smaller 
than it really should be, but there is a 
loyalty and devotion in its members which 
is delightful to see, and which produces 


results not surpassed by an equal number 
of workers anywhere. So many thou- 
sands of letters received and answered; so 
many meetings of committees, sub-com- 
mittees and sub-sub-committees held, — 
all these purely business features of the 
Rooms have importance and interest, but 
we must leave them almost unnoticed here 
in order to save space for the two great, 
world-encircling functions of the work of 
the Rooms. 

The first of these functions is toward the 
churches at home. To them the Rooms 
must be, first of all, a trumpet of no uncer- 
tain sound. Never was this so deeply 
needed as at the present hour. The people 
must know, or they will forget. Never 
before was there so great necessity laid 
upon the Rooms to furnish information 
about the work as today. We have passed 
beyond beginnings; the pioneers are gone; 
it is steady work that tells now; not flashes 
of enthusiasm, but an unquenchable zeal 
founded upon knowledge. We live in a 
day when literature has largely taken the 
place of parades and oratory, even in poli- 
tics. Missionary literature is the present 
day means of missionary information, and 
the Literature Department is endeavoring 
to draw from its vast and world-wide store- 
houses the record of the wonderful things 
that God is doing among the nations, and 
to set them before the churches. 

From the Rooms, too, go out strong in- 
fluences for awakening the churches. Here 
is where the personal element comes in. 
The Corresponding Secretaries, the Dis- 
trict SecretaJries, seek to establish the most 
cordial relations with pastors, Sunday 


'the baptist missionary MAGAZIIsiirj 

school officers and teachers; and, so far aa 
possible, even with individual members of 
churches, in order that American Baptists 
may be made to feel the tremendous im- 
porlance of the work which has been grow- 
ing, growing, for nearly a century, not only 
in magnitude, but in depth and vital rela- 
tions to the world-changes by which God 
is bringing all nations to make a joyful 

Last and not least of these homeward 
functions, the Rooms, through the Treas- 
ury and Executive Committee, receive the 
gifts of the churches, and make them avail- 
able in the foreign field. Without Ihis serv- 
ice, complicated and difficult as it is, the 
utmost consecration of the churches would 
result in chaos in the practical missionary 
work. It is the balance wheel of the Rooms 
which makes the efforts of the churches 
steady and effectual — and all this not 
at all for the Missionary Union as an or- 
ganization, OT for the Rooms as an arbi- 
trary power, but in order that the churches 
may be brought into fellowship with that 
second function of the work at the Rooms 
which is even more vital than the first, 
the wise direction of the work on the mis- 
»on fields. 

It is difficult to write calmly of this phase 
<tf the influence of the Rooms. Those 

who realize what it is, feel like Paul when 
he was taken up into the heavens and saw 
wondrous things. Think of the Foreign 
Secretary receiving constant reports of the 
activities of all our more than five huudred 
missionaries, and scarcely a letter or report 
without a serious problem . for decision. 
Think of the problems that confront the 
Missionary Union in Japan and China, in 
India — yes, on every field today. There 
is scarcely a meeting of the Executive 
Committee at the Rooms that could not 
be compared in importance to the meetings 
of the President's cabinet at Washington. 
What they decide may influence the future 
history of these nations, now in a transition 
state, but changing so swiftly that the con- 
ditions of a few years ago seem like the 
records of prehistoric times. It is our 
Great Captain, the Lord Jesus Christ 
himself who commands this senice; other- 
wise conscientious men. would find the 
responsibility too great to be under- 

Who shall come home ? Who shall stay 
on the field ? Shall we establish a new 
station five hundred miles from the coast of 
Africa, in the heart of the continent ? How 
shall we wisely distribute the resources, far 
too small for the work? Of these that 
offer themselves as missionaries, whom 




shall we send? If we plan the work ac- 
cording to God's wonderful blessing, will 
the churches support the appointments we 

Who is sufficient for these things? No 
man, but men guided by the Spirit of 

The next time, then, that you visit the 

Rooms, or think of them, look as you may 
have opportunity on the things that are 
seen; but as you thus look, remember to 
look far more earnestly upon the things 
there that are not seen. Look, and look 
again, until you see the streams of blessing 
that flow around the world, the waters that 
bring life to every shore they touch. 



REFERENCE to the minutes of the 
annual meeting of the Board of 
Managers at Dayton last May will 
recall the proposition to change the name 
of the Missionary Union. The committee 
appointed at the annual meeting in 1905 
reported this year as follows: 
To the Board of Managers of the American 

BaptiM Missionary Union : 

Your committee appointed at the annual 
meeting in St. Louis last year, to whom 
was referred the conmiunication from the 
Executive Committee in reference to a 
change in the corporate name of the 
American Baptist Missionary Union, re- 
spectfully submit the following report. 

Inasmuch as the present name does not 
clearly indicate the fact that thejMissionary 
Union is a foreign missionary society, and 
inasmuch as there has arisen in some quar- 
ters not a little confusion of thought as to the 
nature and extent of its work, therefore 

We recommend that the Missionary 
Union be requested to take such legal steps 
as may be necessary to change its name, so 
that it shall hereafter be known as The 
American Baptist Foreign Missionary 

The introduction of the word " Foreign " 
will clearly indicate its distinctive character 
and work. The retention of the words 
" Missionary Union " will preserve the 
name so long loved and honored in the 
denomination, and will, express the un- 
broken continuity of the organization. 
In behalf of the committee, 

(Signed) Henry M. Kino, 


After discussion, the report was laid on 
the table until the next annual meeting. 
Inasmuch , as the .subject will come up 
again next May, it may be well to outline 
somewhat more in detail the reasons which 
prompted the recommendation of the com- 

In the first place, a great many persons 
outside our denomination and a surpris- 
ingly large number even of Baptists, sup- 
pose that the Missionary Union carries on 
both home and foreign mission work. 
This misconception is partly the result of 
our use of the word " Union " in the title, 
giving the idea that our society is a "union" 
of home and foreign mission interests. It 
is partly justified, also, by the designations 
" Home Department " and " Foreign De- 
partment," which distinguish, respectively, 
the work of developing interest in foreign 
missionary work among the home churches, 
and the correspondence with the mission- 
aries and direction of their work. 

With so many independent organiza- 
tions and such numerous calls for money, 
the work of the ^lissionarv Union is over- 
looked by many. Anything that will put 
that work more clearly and s(juarely before 
the people should be welcomed. Cer- 
tainly there should be nothing in the name 
of the organization which may cause the 
slightest doubt as to its purpose and 

Of course the change will not be made 
without the most careful consideration of 
all sides of the question. Final action ran 
be taken only by the Missionarv Union 







AY not we 

behalf of our 
humble and coura- 
geous predeces- 
sors, a little share 
in the honor of 
having brought 
about the new state of things in France? 
When the American Baptist Missionary 
Union began its operations in France, 
how different the circumstances from now! 
Though the French Revolution was only 
for^ j'ears in the past, monarchy had been 
restored, and many of the monopolies and 
abuses which the Bevolution had suppressed 
violently, had been silently creeping back. 
There were very few schools, and these all 
in the hands of the Romish clergy, so that 
not half the people were able to read; no 
religious Uberty; the Protestants, receiving 
state support, had to confine 
themselves to their official 
places of worship, and to 
abstain from any attempts 
to proseljffize. These Protes- 
tants had been, for the most 
part, unnerved by the infi- 
delity which had prevailed in 
the eighteenth century and 
their religion was a cold, dead 

It was then that a spirit of 
revival came upon some of 
the French churches, due in 
a great measure to that noble 
servant of God, a baptized 
beUever (though he kept 
the fact perhaps too much 
in the background), Robert 
Haldane. 'lliis holy man was 
used of God to bring a num- 
ber of young men to true con- 
version. They wwe students 


Mr. SaiUens Is a membeT of the committee in 
charge of the Franco-Swiu section of the Freiich 
HUaton. He Is pastor of the Rue Heslay Baptist 
Church in Paris, althoogh at present he is en- 
gaged in evangelistic work thronghout the coun- 
try, a aerviM in which he has been a great 
Ueaslng. — The Editor. 

for the reformed 
Chuich ministry; 
some were Gaus- 
sen. Merle d'Au- 
bigne and Henit 
Pyt, men whose 
memories shall 
remain ever green 
in the churches. 
Some of these converts of Haldane were 
baptized, too; Pyt was one of them. He 
was the means of bringing to Christ a 
young Protestant called J. B. Cretin, and, 
I believe, also V. Lepoida. These were 
among the first Frenchmen who, aided 
by the American Baptist Missionai; 
Union, Founded the Baptist cause in 
norlLem France. 

What their Uvea have been, what amount 
of devotion, sacrifice, do^ed perseverance 
they put forth in the service of the Mastn, 
no one on earth can tell, not even those 




who knew them best. They had to stand 
persecution from the authorities, at the 
instigation of the Romish clergy; and when 
they turned to their fellow Protestants for 
sympathy and help, they were met with 
coldness and distrust, because they were a 
" sect," and took the liberty of dissenting 
from the old established Reformed Church! 
They often saw the police at their doors, 
and once or twice were imprisoned, for the 
great crime of holding unauthorized meet- 
ings of more than twenty people! It has 
been my privilege, and one of the greatest 
honors that could fall to my lot, to know 
those men — one of them especially — 
most intimately. They were heroes, and 
did not know it. They went about their 
most sacred business in the most simple 
way. Success was not their idol, but faith- 
fulness was their constant watchword. To 
win one soul to Christ they would have 
walked a whole night, and they sometimes 
did it. 

Their testimony was not in vain. They 
were foremost among the advocates of re- 
ligious liberty. Father Cretin flooded 
France with tracts, published at his own 
cost, on such questions as " True Baptism 
and Romish Sprinkling," " Christian Con- 
version, What is it ? " and kindred themes 
bearing on the true nature of the Church, 
etc. In my youth and ignorance, many, 
many years ago, I sometimes would ven- 
ture to question the efficiency of such propa- 
ganda; but the good man would reply, 
" You never know what a tract can do. I 
cannot go everywhere, but these tracts go 
for me. When the time comes, the seed 
wiU spring." 

Dear father Cretin, how right you were! 
Men of greater genius arose; Edmond de 
Pressens^, Ag^nor de Gasparin, and others, 
who advocated the same views, with more 
talent, but with less strictness. Still, they 
did a noble work. In 1848, the Free 
Churches of France were founded, several 
of them adopting broad Baptist views. I 
believe that one half of their ministers do 

not sprinkle children. Cretin's tracts had 
so honeycombed French Protestantism 
with the leaven of baptism, that I am bold 
to say that today not one out of ten Re- 
formed Church pastors advocate infant 
baptism, otherwise than as a " harmlesB 
custom," which, though not biblical^ can- 
not be done away with all at once. Many 
go further still and frankly confess that 
infant baptism is an error, which their 
church ought to abandon. 

The existence, in this country, of Ptec 
and Baptist churches, however small in 
comparison with the great Catholic masses, 
the outspoken protests, in speech and 
writing, of the men I have named above 
and of many others, — these facts have 
had a greater part than perhaps we imagine 
in preparing the present reform in France. 



'l^T'E have admitted to baptism this 
^ ^ year a family composed of father, 
mother, two daughters and a son. The 
son was a wild character, who had made 
up his mind to leave his home and go away. 
One day he packed his things secretly and 
was going to start with a group of traveling 
entertainers. In order to evade every sus- 
picion, he went with his family to the even- 
ing meeting. It was a very blessed one: 
the power of the Spirit was felt. At the 
after-meeting the whole family remained. 
Ardent prayers were offered on behalf of 
the unconverted. The father of the young 
man and one of his sisters prayed for him 
until, overcome by the grace of God, he 
broke into tears and declared his readiness 
to give himself to Christ. One of his com- 
rades who was present gave himself up also 
to the same loving Saviour. Eight persons 
on that night professed conversion. Of 
course the young man has remained at 
home! — Pastor Oriol, La Chaux-de- 
Fonds, Switzerland. 









IHE Hukong Valley 
■ • t eighty 
from Myitkyina and ex- 
tends northwest to the 
foot of the hills which separate Burma 
from Assam. Having heard much con- 
cerning it from travelers, Mr. Hanson and 
I determined to make a trip through it. 
engaged our coolies from our Christian 

by a high bamboo fence, 

so constructed that the 

least attempt to break 

through causes it to make 

a clapping sound, which 

gives the alarm in case of an attack or an 

attempt of the slaves to run away. 

The chief and his elders made our visit 
very pleasant and in every way showed 
that their friendship was sincere. Several 

%'iJlages, so that we could rely upon them of the more wealthy gave us goats, others 

and also that they might be of help t 
in preaching to the people. Thar fidelity 
was early put to test, for we had no sooner 
entered the territory of the Kachins, than 
some of OUT difficulties began. It had been 
mining for two weeks before we started, so 
that the clayey soil soon became a mass of 
mud into which we sank knee deep. Three 
days of such marching with heavy loads 
was a severe test for our burden bearers. 
Xingting is the first and largest Kachin 
village one enters from Burma, — a tjrpical 
village of this valley. It consists of about 
twenty-five houses, some of which are two 
hundred feet long and are inhabited 
by the chief and 
his numerous Ka- 
chin, Burman and 
Assamese slaves. 
The chief's house 
was divided into 
stalls, where the 
slave families live. 
The larger and 
older slave families 



houses erected < 
both sides of the 
chiefs house. 
These and those 
of the elders are 
again surrounded 

PhotobyG.J. Geiii 

Vt. HuuoB Mr. Ceia 

fowls and eggs and rice, and all of them fed 
our coolies free of charge while among (hem. 
Such a hearty reception in all the vil- 
lages made it easy for us to present the 
message we came to bring them for the 
first time. In all, we visited thirty-two 
villages in the Hukong valley. As our 
main object was to become acquainted with 
the field and see as much as possible in our 
limited time, we could not devote as much 
time to each village as we otherwise would. 
Still we made the best of our opportunities, 
for every evening after dinner coolies and 
teachers scattered themselves over the 
village, and there around the open fire- 
place sat master 
and slave, listening 
for the first time to 
the message of sal- 
One day we 
came across five 
men carrying 
baskets full of 
opium. Upon in- 
quiry we learned 
they call Ihem- 
selves Lagai and 

tains east of As- 
sam. Most likely 
they belong to 


some Naga tribe. They told us that 
they worship demons like the Kachins, 
but in addition to the usual animal 
sacrifices^ they bring once and some- 
times twice a year a human offering to ap- 
pease the demons. In quite a matter-of- 
fact way one of the men said : " We don't 
hurt the person, for we cut his head off 
with one stroke of the sword. We don't 
eat the meat, but only pretend to do so and 
then throw it over our shoulder." 

Another strange tribe, representatives 
of whom we saw on this journey, were the 
Kanungs. These inhabit the hills sur- 
rounding the Khamti Shan valley, many of 

whom are kept as slaves by these Shans. 
Like the Kachins, they are demon wor- 

Judging from the friendly way aU the 
people received us and listened to our mes- 
sage and their evident desire to learn, I 
am convinced- that there would be no diffi- 
culty in establishing a good mission among 
them; but as long as mission houses on 
old fields remain unoccupied and promis- 
ing fields near by are waiting to be har- 
vested for our Master, there can be no 
thought of working this beautiful valley 
and eventually connecting our stations 
in Burma with those in Assam. 




T AST Sunday was planned for a rally 
"■-^ dav with our church, and it was a 
success. In order to get the meaning of a 
successful gathering here in West China, 
it is necessarv to remember that our mem- 
bership is scattered over the whole Yachovv 
Prefecture, and that men and women have 
to come from one to four days' journey 
to attend the covenant meeting. Being 
poor, they have to walk, and walking over 
Chinese roads is bad enough for men, but 
for the goat-footed women it is next to 
impossible. Yet out of a total nieml^er- 
ship of fifty odd we had forty-three re- 
sponses to the roll-call. They l)egan to 
arrive on Saturday afternoon, and at seven 
in the evening we called them together for 
the covenant meeting. They formed a 
goodly company, and when the first liymn 
was given out they made a joyful " noise " 
unto the Lord. Then came the roll-call, 
answered by Scripture quotations. All 
responded; one man started in to repeat 
the twelfth chapter of Romans, but was 
stopped for lack of time. Even the women, 
few of whom are able to read, had a short 
verse committed to memory for the occa- 
sion. Then the reports from the out- 
stations were read and the business of the 
church was conducted in an orderlv man- 



ner. This is no light saying, for the Chi- 
nese all like to talk at once. Paul must 
have had such people in mind when he 
said, *' I^t all things be done decently and 
in order." 

On Sunday the ser\'ices began with a 
prayer meeting at nine o'clock. This 
was followed by the regular morning serv- 
ice at eleven, when Mr. Openshaw preached 
a very helpful sermon. A special offering 
was taken for the American Bible Society. 


Then followed the Bible school, with eight 
classes. We had planned for an anti- 
footbinding meeting in the afternoon, but 
at the hour fixed for that event one of 
Yachow's worst rainstorms was doing its 
best to flood the city. It is my opinion that 
Noah and his family would be able to un- 


derstand our rainstorms, but apart from 
them, no one who has not lived in Yachow 
will at all see why a meeting should be post- 
poned on account of rain. In the evening 
we gathered for the Lord's Supper. 

The meetings were a great help both to 
the missionaries and to the native church. 
The members met one another and in 
this way became l>etter acquainted. Our 
problem is not how to get people into the 
church, but how to keep them growing 
after they have entered the church. 


[the baptist missionary magazin&^ 





n the 

This is the fourth of a series of articles flealing 
with the vaiious aspects of the missionary's 
work, ubder the general title " Pliaaes of MiGsion- 
aryLife." The next subject presented will be 
" Administering the Ordinances.''— The Editor. 

then and there to as 
many as will listen. 
And a goodly num- 
ber listen very 
attentively. What 
shall he preach ? 
Certainly no fool- 
These have not heard of 
him during these years of preparation, he Christ before, and may never hear but this 
has offered up many a prayer that the once as they pass through life and on into 
Lord would soon enable him to be ready eternity. His soul rises to the grandeur of 
with words of eternal life for them. the occasion as his words prompted by 

missionary can 
preach. Every- 
thing so far in his 
career has led up to 
this. ;As the throngs have surged around ishness 

luto the village he comes at bT«ak of day. 
The people are awake and stirring. All are 
"heathen. All need Christ. He- will preach 
to them before they scatter into the fields 
for their day's work So he begins. A 
dog also rouses and begins to bark, soon to 
be joined by several others. He raises his 
voice and preaches louder. The dogs fill 
the air with sound. And as if that were Dot 
enough, aU the roosters in the village come 
to stand around and crow. Still there are 
seasons when neither dog nor rooster ap- 
pears to annoy, and the Holy Spirit being 
present, subdued hearts bow to King Jesus 
and worahip by believing on him. 

The streets are full of people in town or 
city as the missionary comes quietly among 
them, and as he lifts up his eyes to look 
upon them he asks himself, " When can all 
tfaeae hear and be saved 't " He will preach 


God fall on ears that hear. He feels that 
it was for these very heathen now listening 
that the awful sacrifice was made. So he 
preaches Christ. 

Both sad and joyful is the time when 
native Christian brethren come together to 
hear the Holy liook expounded by the one 
now honored by all as an old missionary. 
He looks them over as they sit before him, 
and knows them all. He is aware of their 
limitations, and remembers too that they 
are not his sheep, but Christ's, and that he 
should feed them. He has msny things to 
say to them, but they can bear only a little. 
So he glorifies the grace of God which 
has come to dwell in humble breasts. 

Preaching in a heathen land! To angels 
has not been given such glorious work, 
and to but few men. — John Firth, North 
Lakhimpur. Assam. 






THE school is made up largely of 
lower and middle class boys, al- 
though there are some upper class 
boys here as well. They do not pay any- 
thing for their board, which costs us about 
one dollar (gold) per month for each one. 
One of the requirements of the school is 
that each boy shall work at least two hours 
a day tor bis board. School begins at nine 
o'clock, with 
chapel exer- 

or more in height and the heavy raina have. 
come, it is transplanted to the rice fielda 
(paddies). The work of the boja is to 
take the rice from the bed and transplant 
it in the muddy ground. You would not 
like this, but they are accustomed to do it 
and they enjoy it very much. The boys 
also help plant sweet ptotatoes and many 
kinds of garden vegetables, including 
radishes, cu- 

with a cap- 
tain, and after directions from mc tjiey 
go to their respeelive liisks. These tasks 
I will describe briefly. 

1. Farming. ^Yc liiive n farm ot sixty 
acres. A part of it is now planted lo sugar 
which will not need any more alleiilion until 
December, when it will be cut and crushed 
into juice and boiled. We have a large 
field of corn that will l>e ready to cut in 
about two months. Just now we are busy 
planting rice. The ground has already 
been plowed and made inio small lots with 
dikes of earth about two feet high around 
each. This is designed to hold the water 
on the loU, tor the water must nearly cover 
the rice all the time in order lo get a good 
crop. TTie rice is firat sown in a large bed 
carefully prepared. When it is six inches 


D CARrENTRY CLASS another squad 

has two or 
three hours there. They learn the ele- 
ments of carjientry and construct desks, 
chairs and other articles of furniture for 
sale. Just now we are introducing shoe- 
making and the carpenters are busy making 
benches, tables and lasts for that depart- 
ment. Worthy ot especial mention in this 
place is the slovd work taught by Miss 
I.und. She learned the sloyd in Sweden. 
its native home, and she loves the work and 
has created an intense enthusiasm for it on 
the part of her large class. Soon ahe is to 
introduce mechanical drawing. 

3. Tinning. We have engaged a tinner 
who tenches tinning to a number of the 
boys who desire to learn the trade. We 
pay the teacher fifty cents (goldl a dnv. 
At present he is teaching the boys to make 


Pbota by C. L. UmiGcltl 

nalive lamps and other useful articles from 
the tin of old kerosene and cream cans. 
In the early morning and afternoon they 
work at constructing the eave-troughs on 
the school buildings and mission house. 

4. Shoemaking. From the first there 
has be«n an eager demand for instruction 
in making shoes. It has been very difficult 
to find a teacher, for the Chinese, who 
make all the native shoes, refused to teach 
the trade to Filipinos lest they be robbed by 
them of their work, and as there are only a 
few Filipinos in the entire island who are 
shoemakers we were at a loss to know what 
to do. One day a man came to me and 
asked if we wanted to engage a shoemaker. 
I replied by asking him if he could niake 
shoes. I did not think he could, although 
he said he had studied seven years in 
Manila. I told him that I would give him 
a chance and so I went down lowu and 
bought the material and a few tools, and 
told him to make a pair of shoes for me. 
Thb he did to our satisfaction. He is 
covered with boils and other sores and I 
think if he studied shoemaking seven years 
in Manila it must have been in the insular 
prison there. But he can make shoes and 
teach it to others. I c 
fault in his outward mi 
have engaged him for a 
he will give us the help 
long in the shoe department. 

5. Tailoring. The tailor has a company 
of boys who onll learn to be tailors. These 
go to him every day and the smaller boys 


enter the class in groups once a week to 
learn to make their own clothing. This 
department was begun last year and is 
proving both inslructive to the boys and 
profitable to the school. 

6. One other department we wish to 
institute is soap-making. In this country, 
soap is greatly needed and 1 am glad to say 
in demand. We have not found any one 
who can teach this industry satisfactorily 
but hope to do so before long. 

Thus you will see that our endeavor is to 
teach in the industrial department those 
trades thai will be useful, and to teach them 
in such a practical way that the returns 
from the labor of the boys will help to sup- 
port the school. We expect that the trades 
in the shops will nearly pay for themselves 
as well as for the food of the boys who are 
learning the trades. The farm will do this 
and something more. The spiritual lone 
of the school b good. Last year more than 
forty were baptized, and every boy when he 
returns to his barrio for the va( ation inter- 
prets the Protestants and their work to his 
people, better than we could ever do. 
[Mr. Moxfield has lately been caring for 
the industrial department of the Industrial 
School at Jaro. The class room work 
has been in charge of Mr. Valentine, 
principal of the school, and the great need 
has been a missionary for the industrial 
work. Now the return of Mr. Valentine 
places this most successful school in a 
critical position. More workers are needed 
immediately. —The Editor.] 

1 find r 

al life and SO we 

me and trust that 


I^Dto by C. L. Mufield 






UNTIL last year, to be an intellectual 
leader in China required only com- 
mitting to memory the sayings of 
sages who died twenty centuries ago. No 
wonder that men with the veriest smatter- 
ing of Western learning can palm them- 
selves off tor leachers. But what sort of 
preparation must the Christian layman and 
minister possess to be recognized as an 
intellectual leader when he meets the thou- 
sands of young men who have completed 
the course in the day schools, country 
grammar schools, district academies and 
provincial colleges ? 

But the masses of the people will not be 
educated, and it is the masses that Chris- 
tianity must reach first. That is very 
true. For many decades the masses of the 
people will still be ignorant and supersti- 
tious, more than half believing in that 
conglomerate worship of ancestors, heroes 
and devils that passes in China for a reli- 
gion. But they will still look lo the edu- 
cated man for leadership, and the Christian 
must be the best trained man amonglhem. 

It is the boast of Christianity that it has 
reached first the outcast and from this 
deep foothold has risen to conquer the 
nation in its wealth and intelligence. The 
reason is not far to seek. The religion of 
Jesus has brought to the outcast a longing 
for nobler things, until he himself become 
the rich, the learned and the noble. 

Then we must have schools from the 
lowest grades lo the highest, in order that 
the Christian church may furnish the lead- 
ers that shall conquer the empire for Christ. 
The reason for the missionary's being in' 
a foreign land is that he may ser\'e as a 
soldier of Christ. So that while train- 
ing body and mind as well as the best 
government schools, the mission school 
lias no reason for existence if it does not 
place the training of the spirit first. 

We are confident that the Baptists of 
.Vmerica will not miss the opportunity to 
train the Christians of China to bring to 
their own people the knowledge of the 
Spirit, to train an army that will conquer 
by the lo^e of Jesus Christ. 







THE Haystack Centennial has revived 
interest in the beginnings of modem 
missions. To find them we must 
go back of the Haystack meeting and 
back of William Carey. Fifty years before 
that good man started for India, Dr. Philip 
Doddridge, the most eminent Dissenter of 
his time, felt and pleaded for the heathen, 
and planned and started a society to preach 
the gospel to them. In Dr. John Stough- 
ton's ** life and Labors of Doddridge " we 

" In 1741 he devised an extensive plan 
for the advancement of the gospel at home 
and abroad. It was a missionary asso- 
ciation ; the first of the kind we ever read of. 
Cromwell had resolved to set up a council 
for promoting the Protestant religion 
throughout the world. Richard Bucter 
advocated the erection of a college to teach 
students the languages of the heathen, with 
a view to qualify them for missionary labors. 
Robert Boyle supported and encouraged 
John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. 
Societies were formed in England, Scot- 
land and Denmark to promote the preach- 
ing of Christianity in other lands; and 
Moravians were heroic laborers in the 
field; but Doddridge seems to have led 
the way by estabhshing what may be 
termed an auxiliary congregational asso- 
ciation in aid of missions. This was his 
project: ' That pious people unite as mem- 
bers of a society; that they daily offer up 
some earnest prayers for the propagation 
of the gospel in the world, and especially 
among the heathen nations; that they 
attend four times a year for solemn prayer; 
that some time be then spent in reviewing 
the promises relating to the establishment 
of the Redeemer's kingdom in the world; 
that any important information of the 
progress of the gospel from foreign lands 
be communicated at these quarterly meet- 
ings; that each member contribute some- 


thing towards supporting the expense of 
sending missionaries abroad, printing 
Bibles and other useful books in foreign 
languages, and establishing schools for the 
instruction of the ignorant, and the like.' " 
In a note Dr. Stoughton adds: "The 
details are given in the dedication of the 
sermon on * The Evil and Danger of Neg- 
lecting the Souls of Men.' The dedication 
of this very solemn discourse is addressed 
to the ministers of Norfolk and Suffolk, 
particularly those with whom the author 
had an interview at Denton, June SO, 1741. 
One who was present on that occasion 
says : * He entertained us with an excellent 
discourse from 2 Peter 5:6. A remarkable 
day indeed, when the presence of God filled 
our assembly; and not myself only, but 
many others have with pleasure owned it 
was one of the best days of our hves. 
Though the season was hot, the auditory 
much crowded, and between four and five 
hours were spent in the public worship, 
none thought the hours tedious, or wished 
for a dismission.' " 

So at the middle of the eighteenth cen- 
tury God was stirring up his people to 
pray and labor for the carrying of the 
gospel " far hence to the Gentiles." 


A SIGNIFICANT meeting of laymen 
'^*' was held in New York, November 15, 
in connection with the Haystack Prayer 
Meeting celebration in that city. The 
afternoon session of two hours was devoted 
to prayer, the need of the non-Christian 
world and the inadequacy of the present 
missionary forces being kept in mind. 
After a collation the men reassembled, and 
Mr. J. Campbell White, Secretary of the 
Men's Movement of the United Presby- 



terian Church, spoke of the problem of 
foreign missions, in the vast opportunity 
and the imperfect attempt of American 
Christians to meet that opportunity. He 
laid stress on the place that men should 
take in an aggressive foreign mission cam- 
paign. As a result of the discussion, the 
following resolutions were adopted: 

Where<i8y in the marvelous Providence of 
€rod the one hundredth anniversary of the 
beginnings of the American foreign mission- 
ary movement finds the doors of every nation 
open to the gospel message, and 

Where<i8y the machinery of the missionary 
boards, women's boards, student and younf 
people's missionaiy movements is highly and 
efficiently organized, and 

WhereaSt the greatl;^ increased participation 
of the present generation of responsible Chris- 
tian business and professional men is essential 
to the widest and most productive use of the 
existing missionary afi;encies, and is equally 
vital to the growth of me spiritual hfe at home, 

WhereaSy in the mana^ment of larpfe busi- 
ness and political responsibilities, such men have 
been greatly used and honored, and 

Whereas, in but few of the denominations 
have aggressive movements to interest men in 
missions been undertaken, 

Therefore be it resolvedy that this gathering 
of laymen, called toother for prayer and con- 
ference on the occasion of the centennial anni- 
versary of the Haystack Prayer Meeting, 
designate a conunittee of twenty-five or more 
representative laymen to consult with the sec- 
retaries of the missionary boards of all the de- 
nominations in the United States and Canada 
if possible, at their annual gathering in Janu- 
ary, with reference to the following vitally im- 
portant propositions: 

1. To project a campaign of education 
among lajnien to be conducted under the direc- 
tion of the various boards. 

2. To devise a comprehensive plan (in con- 
junction with said board secretaries) looking 
to the sending of the message of the gospel to 
the entire non-Christian world during the next 
twentv-five years. 

S. "to endeavor to form, through the various 
boards a Centennial Commission of I^>inen, 
fifty or more in number, to visit as early as 
possible the mission fields and report their 
findings to the church at home. 

The committee was appointed, with Hon. 
S. B. Capen as chairman. Among other 
members are Dr. Lucien C. Warner, Mr. 
Momay Williams, Hon. H. B. F. Macfar- 
land and Mr. E. H. Stevens, the last being 
a member of our own Executive Committee. 



nPHE following is the list of topics for 
^ the coming Week of Prayer, as sug- 
gested by the Evangelical AlUance for the 
United States: 
Sunday, January 6, 1907. The Call of 

God to His People. 
Monday, January 7. The Church of the 

Living God. 
Tuesday, January 8. The Gospel of God's 

Wednesday, January 9. The Christian 

Thursday, January 10. Missions, Home 

and Foreign. 
Friday, January 11. Christian Institu- 
Saturday, January 12. The Coming of the 

Sunday, January 13. The Attracting 

Power of Christ Crucified. 



nPHE table which follows indicates one 
^ phase of the growth of the Missionary 
Union's work. It is a list of the volumes 
of records of the Executive Committee 
meetings. Excepting Volume A, which is 
smaller, the volumes are all of the same 
size. It will be noticed that there is a 
gradual decrease in the period of time 
covered by the several volumes, a fact 
which shows the increasing amount of 
business transacted bv the Committee. 


A. Mav 26, *46 to Apr. 

B. Apr. 10, '50 to Alar. 

C. Mar. 27, '55 to Mar. 

D. Mar. 20, *60 to Jan. 

E. Jan. 9, *66 to Sep. 

F. Sep. 19, *70 to May 

G. May 12. *74 to May 
H. June 4, '77 to Apr. 
I. Apr. 19, '80 to Alay 
J. May 11, '83 to Jiin. 
K. Jun. 28, '86 to Mar. 
I.. Apr. 1, '89 to Feb. 
M. Feb. 29. '92 to July 
N. July 23, '94 to May 
O. June 7, '97 to Mar. 
P. Apr. 9, '00 to Dec. 
Q. Jan. 12, '03 to Julv 
R. Sep. 12, '04 to Dei. 

2, '50 (3 

20, '55 (4 
13, '60 (5 

2, '66 (5 
13, '70 (4 

1, '74 (3 

21, '77 (3 
9. '80 (2 
7, '83 (3 

21, '86 (3 
18, '89 (2 
15, '92 (2 
16, '94 (2 

3. '97 (2 
26, '00 (2 
29, '02 (2 
11, '04 (1 
26, '05 (1 

yrs. 10 mo.) 





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WE would like to share with our 
readers all the good things said 
about the Magazine during the 
past year, but it might not be becoming to 
sound QUT own praises so loudly. We are 
gratified, however, to find that our efforts 
to produce n magazine that shall adequately 
represent our great work, are so heartily 
appreciated. Yet we are by no means 
satisfied. We propose to improve both 
appearance and matter. Better paper, 
clearer t3rpe, more attractive style, these and 
other things we hope will make the Maga- 
zine of greater interest than ever before. 
Have you seen the list of special topics for 
the new year ? Here it is, with the foreign 
mission subjects chosen by the Baptist 
Young People's Union marked (B. Y. P. 

January. The Missionary Union. 

February. Our Pacific Possessions (B. Y. 
P. U.). 

March. The Gospel Among the Telugus. 

April. 1. Medical Work. 2. South Ameri- 
can Missions (B. Y. P. U.). 

May. Mission Schools and Colleges. 

June. The Bible in Foreign Lan£ (B. Y. P. 

July. The Power of the Gospel in China. 

August. 1. Europe. 2. Gleanings from 
Mission Fields (B. Y. P. U.). 

September. Assam and Its Peoples. 

October. Our Japan Mission. 

November. The Workers at Home. 

December. Missions in Africa. 

But these are not all the good things, by 
any means. We are to have special arti- 
cles on other subjects. The work of other 
boards is to be described. The Prayer 
Cycle, as previously announced, is to be 
published separate from th^ M\gazine, 
but special attention will still be given to 
prayer, under the familiar heading, ** Fel- 
lowship and Intercession." Other good 
features are too numerous to mention. We 
shall try to make the IVIagazine as stimu- 
lating, as informing and as interesting as 
possible. In other words, we aim to make 
it, what all must agree it should be, indis- 
pensable to every member of every Baptist 



The Magazine cannot be of vcdue to 
Baptist church members unless they see it 
and read it. We have an army of readers 
now, but there are a great many recruits 
who should be added. Thirty thousand 
subscribers are the smallest number we 
ought to have. Shall we have them this 
year? That depends partly on you. We 
will make the Magazine as bright, attrac- 
tive and in every way valuable, as careful 
planning and the cooperation of the mis- 
sionaries can make it. The part of every 
reader will be to show it to those who do 
not see it and induce them to subscribe. 
How many subscribers will you secure? 
We will help you. Have you seen the new 
Announcement? Send for a copy, and 
for the little booklet, " How to Get Sub- 

To make the effort worth your while we 
offer you some attractive premiums. Here 
are our new offers: For 30 subscribers at 
35 cents or 20 at 50 cents (one-third new 
names). Missions from the Modem View, 
by Hume; Method in Soul Winning, by 
Dr. Mabie; India's Problem — Krishna 
or Christ, by Jones; or Samuel J. Mills, by 
Richards. For 20 subscribers at 35 cents 
or 15 at 50 cents (one-fifth new). The 
Lady of the Decoration, by Little. For 10 
new subscribers at 35 cents or 7 at 50 
cents, The Christian Conquest of India, 
by Thoburn; Christus Redemptor, by 
Montgomery; Missions in the Sunday 
School, by Hixson. For 50 subscribers 
(one-half new), and $2.00 in cash, either the 
Forward IViission Study Library on India 
or the United Study Library on the Island 
World. For 50 subscribers (one-half new), 
a year's subscription to The Missionary 
Review of the World. 

Are not these attractive offers? And 
the Magazine itself will be better than 
any of them. Here is incentive for every- 
body. How many new subscriptions shall 
there be from your church? Begin at 
once among old and young and see what 
you can do. 





■r\R. MABIE is devoting special effort 
■'-' to the Educational Endowment Fund, 
in anticipation of his departure for China 
earl^ next month to attend the Morrison 
Centennial Conference at Shanghai. He 
expects to sail from San Francisco February 
fl.on the Pacific Mail steamship " Korea," 
gmng by way of Yokohama directly to the 
Philippines. Here he will visit our mission 
■lationa, and then go on to China. He 
will take a look at the plant of the China 
Baptist Publication Society at Canton, 
viait Swatow, and then proceed to Shanghai 
for the conference of Baptist missionaries 
and the general conference. Either before 
or after the conferences he will visit some of 
the Htations of the East China Mission, 
including perhaps. Ningpo, Hangchow and 
Huchow. He also expecis lo go up the 
Yangtse to Hanyang, studying the work of 
other boards at some of the cities along the 
river. Then he goes to Japan, and then 
home. Altogether he will be gone about 
five months. It is a matter of regret 
that he will be unable to visit India and 
Africa, but the Umits of time will prevent 

Beude* Dr. Mabie, it is hoped that a 
Urge deputation of other representative 
men of the denomination may attend the 
Shanghai conference. Definite announce- 
menl as to personnel cannot be made at 
thii time, but efforts are being put forth 
to secure for the delegation a number of 
prominent laymen, together with several 
leading [loalors and educationists. This 
depuliitiimmayperhapssai! early in Mareh. 

Dr. Mabie will write for the Magazinb 
regularly during his trip, giving bis im- 
pressions of (he work and opportunity in 
the various countries visited. His com- 
parison of conditions now with what they 
were when he went to the East se venter 
years ago, wilt be exceedingly interesting 
and valuable. Watch for thit series of 
letters. It will be one of the features of 
the year. Pray for the conference, and 
pray that the efforts to secure a lai^ 
Baptist delegation may be successful. 


EVERYBODY'S has two articles on the 
Congo State in the November and De- 
cember numbers .writ ten by Robert E. Pai^- 
The first is entitled " A King in Business," 
the second, " The Terrible Story of the 
Congo." Rev. W. A. McKinney, for- 
merly a missionary of the Union in West 
China, has contributed three illustrated ar- 
ticles on the Yangtse River to the October, 
November and December numbers of the 
Pilgrim. In the Century for Norember 
F. C. Penfield gives an interesting account 
of the pearl industry of Ceylon, under the 
title " The Lure of the Pearl." The De- 
cember issue of the same magazine con- 
tains a reply to Mr. Bryan's " Letters to a 
Chinese Official," which in turn, it will be 
remembered, was a rejoinder to " Letters 
from a Chinese Official." The latter was 
published anonymously, but now appears 
to have been written by Mr. G. Lowes 
Dickinson, an English essayist. 



One of India's Holy Men 

IN the hospital we have at present a 

*■ " samt," Dot among the medical staff, 
but among the patients. He is one of the 
holy men of India. Most of them, I be- 
lieve, are surpasungly filthy, with vermin 
crawling all over them, which they are too 'T'HE closing days of May and the first 
holy to kill. This man, however, is not ' two weeks of June I spent at Thayet- 
only clean but has an attractive face. We myo finding much encouragement and 

cruelties on the Congo, and at the sugges- 
tion of Dr. Nichols they decided to send 
a Christmas gift to the sufferers. Tlie 
offering amounted to SlS'BSi and was 
forwaided to Rev. Joseph Clark at Ikoko. 

In Sohool at Tharetmyo 

tried to find out from him 
just what the claim of holi- 
ness was that induced the 
Hindus to worship him. 
He told us that be had 
spent six months in a cave 
without food or water, 
but when we proved skep- 
tical he admitted that he 
had drank water and eaten 
a sort of clay. On further 
questioaing he admitted 
diat he worshipped the 
God who created him and 
had no use for idols. He 
sought to live in accord- 
ance with God's will, and 
sought forgiveness for 
sins which he had com- 
mitted. His sense of 
sin, however, is not very 
deep. I was curious to 
know if he had ever heard 
of Christ, and he said that thirty-five years 
ago he had read the Scriptures. He 
admitted that Buddha and Mohammed 
were only men, and in talking of Christ 
he wept with emotion. I asked him how 
he could allow people to come and worship 
him if he knew these things, and he 
replied, ** I tell them not to do so but they 
will come and do it."— A. H. Hender- 
son, M.D.. Mongnai. 

"That Tti«y All Hay Be One" 

A PRACTICAL illustration of the power 
^*- of the gospel to unite in sympathy 
peoples of different races has recently been 
afforded by an act of the pupils in the 
Karen schools of our Bassein Mission. 
They heard with deep interest of the 

abundance of opportuni^. 
The school opened with 
smaller attendance than 
usual because of their not 
knowing whether Mr. 
Joorman's successor had 
arrived or not; but I sent 
out word in every direc- 
tion and soon they began 
pouring in. After nearly 
two weeks in Toungoo J 
shall again return to Tha- 
yetmyo. It is beat for me 
to spend the greater half 
of my time there on ac- 
count of the mixed board- 
ing school. We have a 
good school here also. 
Attendance has gone up 
from thirty to sixty. Our 
head teacher here is a 
very capable and trust- 
worthy man and I can 
feel safe while away with the school in faia 
hands. I have recently baptized three 
men here at Toungoo, who walked thirty 
miles in order to be baptized. Previ- 
ously I had baptized four others of the • 
Chin race. Many Chins from the Tha- 
yetmyo field are drifting over the mountain 
and they bring the leaven of the gospel 
with them. — G. R. Dye, Thayetmyo. 

Bager to Learn More 

i^NE man, who with his wife and 
^^ daughter were trading from place to 
place in a cart, reached a village just after 
we had left. Inquiring where we were' 
staying he hurried after us. He told his 
story, how he had heard something of the 
Truth, had been held back l^ his wife, 




but not being satisfied was determined to 
learn more. He thought if his wife could 
only hear she would be convinced; so he 
hurried away, and before night drove up 
with his wife and daughter. They re- 
mained several days under instruction, and 
then on Sunday I baptized the household 
of three. The daughter has since joined 
the town school and is growing in grace 
and knowledge. — W. H. S. Hascall, 

A New Church 

T^R. E. H. EAST, of Haka, has recently 
•^^ baptized seven new converts at 
Koset, a station to the north of Haka. 
These with the four baptized there last 
year have been organized into a little 
church. Two converts at Tunzan village 
in the Tidim field were also baptized. 
The doctor is greatly encouraged. They 
hope that another missionary will soon 
locate permanently in the north. 


A Sympathetic Official 

nPHE government has recently appointed 
^ a thoroughly educated deputy in- 
spector of schools for Assam in place of the 
Garo sub-inspector who has sensed hereto- 
fore. The man now under appointment 
is the son of one of the members of our 
church at Gauhati. He is a graduate of 
Calcutta University, a member of the 
church of England and in sympathy with 
our mission work. 

Are Missionaries Busy? 

JUST let me give you an idea of how it 
•^ goes. Here is today, for example. 
Over at the school for morning prayers 
with the boys at 7.00 a.m. After that I 
fbd my bookkeeper in trouble trying to 
fbd why his trial balance will not balance. 
It is important that I keep my hands on 
the accounts in the sense of knowing 
whether they are being kept honestly and 
completely, so I sit down with him and 
check the items of the month over, and 


finding an error of Rs. 201- tell him just 
where I think he w^ill find it and leave him 
to hunt for it, while I plan to go home to 
study Telugu. On my way I look into the 
shop to see how the boys are working so 
that they may at least have an idea that I 
have some connection with their instruc- 
tion. There I find a problem about sizes 
of dekshais about which a customer has 
written asking prices. I have to settle 
that, and then in the metal shop a workman 
is taking four times as long to bend some 
wire links as he should, not because he is 
lazy, but because he does not know any 
better, and so I have to stop and show him 
and the maistty how to do that job in the 
quickest time and best way. TTien I get 
my motor-cycle and am sure that I am off 
for the Telugu now, but just as I pass the 
door I am called, and it is a pattern for a 
brief-bag in the leather shop. I look at it 
and it is all wrong, the leather has been 
cut and it will take all our profits to make 
it as it should be, but I show them how to 
make it right, and finally get away, but 
when I reach home it is wav after eleven 
o'clock and the chance for Telugu this 
morning is gone. — S. D. Bawd en, Ongole. 

The Pride of Caste 

A NUMBER of Sudras waited on us 
'^^ and told us if we would leave the low 
caste and be Sudra missionaries, thousands 
would come, support us, and give us any- 
thing we asked. Another said: "What 
you preacli is true, but these low castes have 
come first. Will we follow them ? Never.*' 
A bright young woman believed and made 
public confession, and was immediately 
secreted. Some dav a break will come. 
Meanwhile we patiently sow the seed and 
trust for the llar^'est. — W. T. Elmore^ 

Plenty of Room 

'l^T'E appreciate the ver}' fine bungalow 
^ ^ in Bapatla, after linng for two 
vears in tents, native houses or rented 
bungalows. Both the bungalow and our 
field are amply large enough for another 
family. The outlook for a large ingather- 
ing on both fields is exceedingly good. 
Who will help us to gather in the harvest ? 
F. Kurtz, Bapatla. 



8taop-to-8hop VlBltatloD 
DECENTLY I conducted a shop-to- 
■* ^ shop visitation through the city. I 
had a tieat folder printed, setting forth the 
purpose of our coming to Chowyang to 
live, and secured an assortment of tracts. 
I went before, followed by a man carrying 
the tracts and by the preacher. In each 
shop were placed a folder and a tract, while 
the preacher did & thriving busineas selling 
to those who did not have shops or to shop- 
men who wanted more tracts. The plan 
was unique so far as our mission is con- 
cerned, and I admit starting out with some 
fear as to what sort of a reception we might 
experience. Many received us with open 
mouths, speechless with wonder; one fellow 
ran; three or four absolutely refused the 
tracts; while the great majority asked us 
to have a smoke or a drink of tea. Doing 
the whole thing in a very short time set the 
city talking about the mission from center 
to suburb. It has broken down the wall- 
that has hitherto separated me from the 
men of the city, and given us a common 
ground on which to meet. — A. F, Ghoes- 
BBCK, Chowyang. 

Site Secured for Preaching Hall 
A FTER long delay and almost insur- 
^"^ mountable difficulties, Rev. H. A. 
Kemp, of Chowchowfu, South China, has 
at last succeeded in purchasing land in the 
city for the new preaching hall for which 
money was provided by a gift several years 
ago. I, It is hoped to have the hall com- 
pleled^by the first of January. 

A Ohlneee Pub 11 shins House 
i^NE of the valuable material assets of 
^^ the new China is a native publishing 
house in Shanghai, which last year did a 
business of $900,000 Mexican, on a capital 
of half a million. It deals only in books 
on Western learning, not publishing the 
Chinese classics or anything ant i -Christian. 
No work is done on Sunday, but on other 
days eighteen presses turn out fifty cases of 
books a day. This is an indication of the 
great things in store for China. 

some ReaultB of tl 

> Academy's Work. 

V\7E are very grateful to God for kcep- 
' ^ ing us in good health this term. 
The girls' school closed yesterday; that 
of the boys will close in a week's time. 
We enrolled over ninety in the academy 
and over twenty in the girls' school. We 
were glad of the large enrolment in the 
academy for financial reasons — we abso- 
lutely needed the money. Ordinarily it 
might not be well to have so many heathen 
boys; but this year, I am glad to say, 
through careful selections and the presence 
of a large number of strong leaders among 
the older Christian boys, the Christian 
element has been lery strong. Six boys 
have professed conversion. Three are 
pressing for baptism; thfit is, they have 
approached me tnice on the matter; but 
I have decided to let them wait till fall, 
especially as two of them have been here 
only this term. The boys' weekly prayer 
meetings have been verj' good, many at- 
Icnding and taking part. The Christian 
boys ha^■e gathered each evening after study 




for a little prayer meeting. The Holy 
Spirit is at work, I feel sure. — W. H. 
Millard, Hangchow. 

Baptisms at Ikoko 
A\7£ had the joy of baptizing a man and 
^ ^ a woman of Ikoko here yesterday 
and one man from Ituta, our outstation 
about twenty miles away. He should have 
been baptized some time ago, but owing to 
his wife's sickness and death he was absent. 
She was a professing Christian and I ex- 
pected to baptize her with him. — Joseph 
Clark, Ikoko. 

Changes at the Hamburg Seminary 

THHE seminary in Hamburg, Grermany, 
**• expects to make some important 
changes during the coming year. It is con- 
templated calling another professor, Mr. 
Hess, to assist Mr. Fetzer and Mr. Leh- 
mann in the work of teaching, and chang- 
ing the course so as to have four classes in- 
stead of two, thus graduating a class each 
year instead of every other year as hereto- 
fore. In this way they hope to be better 
able to meet the increasing demand for 
preachers in northern Europe. 

Difficulties in Spain 

'l^T'E can little appreciate the difficulties 
^ ^ under which Protestant services are 
conducted in Spain. Mr. John Uhr, writ- 
ing of the work at Valencia, says* that they 
have been obliged to give up their preach- 
ing room because of the high rent, and that 
it was with the greatest difficulty that they 
secured another, for the moment it is known 
for what purpose it is wanted, it is refused. 
" It is probable that we shall not be able 
to hold this long, as the other tenants have 
left the house because of us. Spain is a 
harder mission field than any pagan 


Washington struggled for many ^^ears to se- 
cure an adeaiiate Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation buildinff, but the efforts proved dismal 
failures Mr. Lyman Pearce, a new secretary, 


proposed first of all that the association send a 
missionary to India, lliis was done. Then a 
building, which is said to be the best in the coun- 
try, was erected at a cost of $S50,000, and paid 
for. Mr. Pearce says that the missionaiy in 
Allahabad, India, was the lever by whidi the 
building was erected. The association supports 
another missionary in the foreign field ana be- 
sides has a general evangelist whose woik is 
largely in the United States. "There is that 
soittereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that 
withholdeth more than is meet, and it tendeth to 
poverty." — The Missionary Intelligencer. 


During the famine in North Japan the Salva- 
tion Army was able to offer substantial aid to 
the peasants. Young girls who would have 
been sold into a life of shame, the officers of the 
Salvation Army took and placed in desirable 
situations. Commissioner George Railton, a 
former side partner of General Booth, and a 
Salvationist of thirty-three years' ex{)erienoe, 
has been on a visit to the Mikado's kingdom, 
and while there visited the slums of Tokyo, and 
investigated the famine conditions in the north. 
The ^&my in Japan has now a force of 100 
officers. There are students' homes for men 
and women, rescue homes and lodging houses 
in the large cities. The Japanese authorities 
have been kind to these slum workers, giving 
them free access to the jails, although the pris- 
oners are supposed to be under tne srantual 
direction of tne Buddhist priests. — Miesicn- 
ary Review of the World. 



llie new secretary who is going to Japan with 
the 13,000 Chinese students now being educated 
at Tokyo, is one of the best equipped younf men 
in China. He was for six years a student m the 
imperial university at Tientsin, where he came 
under Gaile/s influence. He has held hi^h 
positions at large salaries as teacher in imperial 
schools. The governor of Yunnan offered him 
a large salary to teach two hours a day, and later 
four years* study with all expenses paid at Yale 
University, but he declined all these to become 
an association secretary. — Association Men. 


It is so difficult to persuade heathen women 
in Africa or India or Cliina that God loves them 
as well as the men. " What you tell us sounds 
very nice, and doubtless it is aH true for yoti^ 
but it cannot be meant for us" they reply. 
Children in China who are " only girb," are 
made to work from infanev — to carry the baby, 

fick caterpillars off the cabbages or to wind silk, 
n heathen Africa girls never go to school unless 
the inissiona^-ies persuade the parents to allow 
them to do so. ** They have no souls," say the 
men and therefore must chop wood, bring water 
and pound the millet. It is only Christianity 
which teaches that God loves girls as wcdl as 
boys. — The Gazette. 


Baptist Pride and Denominational 

There is much discussion in the weekly 
press of the denomination at present con- 
cerning a possible improvement in our 
Baptist polity. We refer to it at this time 
only to call attention to a bearing it has, at 
least in one phase, upon the missionary 
work of the churches. We recognize that 
the dominant note in the discussion is a 
desire for the highest effectiveness of 
service in the world-wide kingdom of 
Christ. But the discussion suggests to us 
also the propriety of a sort of denomina- 
tional pride in having as good and effi- 
cient an organization as b possible. For 
this reason, if for no other, we may well 
consider the questions at issue. But this 
Baptist pride should reveal itself, not only 
in effective organization, but in adequate, 
strong support of the denomination's work. 
Occupying a foremost place in this are 
our three great national societies, depending 
for support upon the members of Baptist 
churches. Baptist pride does not seem to 
be very effectual in maintaining these or- 
ganizations at their highest efficiency, even 
under the present regime. Take the Mis- 
sionary Union, for example. According 
to the financial statement of the Treasurer, 
on page 39, there has been a decrease of 
$6,018.24 from the donations of churches, 
individuals, Sunday schools and young 
peoples societies during the corresponding 
period of last year. The total amount still 
needed from all sources to balance the 
accounts of the Treasurer on March 31 
is $514,702.05. This, it must be remem- 
bered, takes into consideration only the 
appropriations absolutely necessary to 
carry on the work at its present efficiency, 
with practically no provision for advance. 
On another page attention is called to the 
imperative need of sixty-seven new mis- 
sionary families. We have less than 
twenty available. Are we showing the 
proper pride in the promotion of our 
missionary work? While we seek for 
effectiveness of denominational organiza- 
tion, let us be ashamed to allow the 
larger work of the denomination to suffer 
through inadequate support, in men and 
in mon^. 


California and the 

We do not presume to dogmatize as to the 
respective legal rights of California and 
Japan in the contest over the admission 
of Japanese into the public schools of San 
Francisco. To a layman it would seem 
that the constitutional provision making 
treaties the supreme law of the land gives 
Japan rights in the matter which the Cali- 
fomians are disregarding. But the sub- 
ject has a moral aspect, upon which the 
President lays the greater stress in refer- 
ring to the trouble in his annual message 
to Congress. " International Morality " 
is the appropriate heading he uses. " A 
really great nation," he writes, " must 
often act . . . toward other nations in a 
spirit not in the least of mere self-interest, 
but paying heed chiefly to ethical reasons." 
Applying this principle to the San Fran- 
cisco incident he says that " to shut them 
[the Japanese] out from the public schools 
is a wicked absurdity," and points out that 
no first-class college in the land, including 
even the universities and colleges of Cali- 
fornia, refuses a welcome to Japanese 
students. Speaking of the kindness with 
which Americans are treated in Japan he 
rightly says, " Any failure on the part of 
Americans at home to treat the Japanese 
with a like courtesy and consideration is 
by just so much a confession of inferiority 
in our civilization." The President's 
threat to use the military power of the 
government in forcing the people of Cali- 
fornia to render justice to the Japanese 
may have been unwise, but it is undoubt- 
edly true that there are certain rights, legal 
or moral, which we owe to Japan, and 
which sooner or later must be recognised. 
It is a satisfaction to know that the Presi- 
dent appreciates this so clearly. The whole 
subject of the relations of our country, and 
of the Pacific Coast states in particular, 
to the nations of eastern Asia, might well 
be considered here, if we had space. We 
need not go so far as to argue the question 
from the moral standpoint. Self-interest 
alone is a sufficient reason why we should 
show the Chinese and Japanese more 
consideration than they now receive. It 
is a short-sighted policy that- expects per- 




manent advantages to American workmen 
from such unnatural restrictions on foreign 
workmen of such ability. The Chinese and 
Japanese will compete in the markets of the 
world, and Americans must sooner or later 
meet them . Meanwhile, our civilization , our 
moral sense and Christian missions suffer. 

An Bxperlment In Indian 
Industrial Reform 

The visit of the gaekwar of Baroda to this 
country some months ago has borne fruit 
in a number of projects calculated to raise 
the people of that state in the scale of civ- 
ilization and to bring them more under the 
influence of Western thought and ideas. 
Mention is made elsewhere of the intro- 
duction of compulsory education. A most 
interesting project along the same line is 
the mission on which Mr. Ralph E. White- 
nack has gone to Baroda. Mr. Whitenack 
is a graduate of the last class of Brown 
University, where he took high rank in 
scholarship, in Christian work and in social 
life. He will spend six months in a study 
of the industrial conditions in the gaekwar's 
territory, and then return to America to con- 
sult with experts in sociology and eco- 
nomics, with special reference to some 
plan for providing relief for the poverty of 
the people, by the reorganization of their 
industries. This he will work out with 
the experts and will present to the gaek- 
war. It is a most interesting experiment, 
and it is to be hoped that something 
tangible may result from it; but it savors 
too much of the short-cut methods of the 
awakening Asiatic i>eoples, all too evident 
in China just now. Mr. Whitenack has 
exceptional ability, but he lacks experience. 
We doubt, also, whether six months, or 
ev^n a year, is at all suflBcient for gaining 
adequate knowledge for such a radical 
scheme as this. But even the attempt is 
worth something, especially as indicating 
the influence of Christian ideals among 
India's leaders. 

"Mlsalons Must 
be Welffhed 


Dr. J. P. Jones, in his book '* Indians 
Problem — Krishna or Christ," makes the 
suggestive statement that " missions must 
be weighed as well as measured." This is 
a matter which we do well to remember. 
We Baptists point with pride to our large 
constituency in mission lands and the large 
annual ingathering. It is proper that it 
should be so. It is a matter for deepest 
thanksgiving that such a large number last 
year, for example, were added to our mis- 
sion churches. We are fond of comparing 
our figures in this matter of accessions with 
those of other denominations, to show that 
our policy is the best. But if we do not 
qualify our conclusions we are liable to a 
profound mistake. " Missions must be 
weighed as well as measured." Educa- 
tional missions, for example, do not, as a 
rule, show as great immediate results as 
direct evangelization. But they may be a 
foundation for the future and a leavening 
of the life of the people that will make their 
results " weigh " as heavily as the other. 
So, too, in our estimate of the work of 
different missionaries. Missionaries have 
differing methods. Some emphasize one 
line of work and others another. Condi- 
tions in different fields are very diverse. 
The native workers vary as widely. Fig- 
ures bv no means tell the whole truth. 
Some stations and workers are more prom- 
inent than others. Not all countries offer 
the same opportunity. In estimating the 
value of any form of work or any particu- 
lar endeavor, many things must be con- 
sidered: the power of the worker, the 
character of the people, the peculiar condi- 
tions surrounding the work, the prayer- 
force brought to bear upon it from far 
distant lands, its relation to past and 
future work, — these and other elements 
must be estimated in making the calcula- 
tion. In other words, " Missions must be 
weighed as well as measured." 




XJAVE you seen the new Prayer Cycle? Many are already commending the plan, 
and it is anticipated that a very largely increased number will make use of the 
topics in the neat folder in their daily and family devotions. Churches and Sunday 
school classes will also use them, and the result should be a great volume of prayer for 
this branch of the Lord's work. 

A special feature of the new Prayer Cycle is the Prayer Covenant. The purpose of 
this is to form a bond of union between those who pray regularly for the work, and to 
enable the Secretaries at the Rooms to know who are thus supporting the foreign missions 
of the churches. The Covenant is printed in the cycle, and all who will are invited to 
sign the blank form and retain it as a reminder. A card is enclosed, upon which the 
Covenant is also printed, and this is to be returned to the Rooms. Will you join in this 
union of prayer ? Send to the Literature Department for a sample copy of the first 
issue of the Prayer Cycle and the Prayer Covenant. 

9 $ra|»et Covenant 

^|%ECOGNIZING that the supreme need of mittiont it prayer, I purpose 
jH\ to intercede each day, to far at may be pottible, (1) for the 
peoplet of mittion landt ; (2) for the mittionariet and their native 
co-workert; (3) for thote who adminitter the work at home; (4) for 
my own and all other cfaurchet, that they may give themtelvet more 
eamettly to the ttudy and tupport of mittiont ; and (5) for the young people 
of our churchet, that a Iwrger number may hear the call of God to 
mittionary tervice. 


/^UR lives are molded and shaped, not by the occasional good influence; not by the 
^^ occasional holy aspiration; not by the occasional righteous resolve; but by the air 
we breathe; by the influences that are about us all the time; by the friends, the books, 
the thoughts and the purposes that we live with day by day. 

We choose deliberately the school we shall attend, the church we shall unite with, 
the friends we shall associate with, the books we shall read. Shall we not choose as 
deliberately and purposefully to submit our lives in daily Bible study and prayerful medi- 
tation to the molding influences of the Spirit of God? We listen to other voices; shall 
we not listen to God*s voice ? 

• Our need for food is daily; our need for God is constant. If we would become 
men whom God can trust, whom God can use, we must put him first in our lives; we 
must seek to know his plan and purpose; we must know his ways of working; we must 
know him face to face; we must feel at ease in his presence; we must talk to him fre- 
quently and listen to him as he talks to us. — Herbert £. Baright, M.D., in Daily Bible, 

1907 27 





A MISSIONARY meeting that thiiUs 
must have its facta presented with 
something of the vividness, the 
electric first-handedness of the descriptions 
of the war correspondent who writes on the 
field of battle. The missionary facts as 
presented in many of our missionary 
prayer meetings are more like the colorless, 
lifeless reports that read as if they had been 
cooked up by the aid of an encyclopedia 
in the newspaper office. Missions are the 
liveliest, ner\aest, realest thing in the Chris- 
tian Church. 

How shall we make these facts of ad- 
venture and daring and conquest stand out 
full-orbed in our missionary prayer meet- 
ings, so that men as well as women, shall 
be fascinated and won? 

First. Pack the meeting with fresh 
facts. Give the stock missionary state- 
ments and stories and songs a rest. The 
missionary magazines and libraries are 
full of up-to-date, vital facts that are calcu- 
lated to whet the edge of interest. Get 
the fresh, vibrating facts. , 

Second. Where are such telling facts 
available ? 

1. Every church, Sunday school and 
young people's society should have a mis- 
sionary library. The Foreign Mission Study 
Library, Conquest IVIissionary Library, or 
any of a score or two of new, bright, cap- 
tivating books on China, Korea, Japan, 
Africa, Alaska, America and all the ends of 
the earth, are electric with big facts. Be- 
sides, in the public library, in the pastor's 
library, in the Sunday school library and in 
many of the homes of the church are books 
on the latest phases of missionary work. 

2. A missionary or young people's so- 
ciety that cannot afford a bound library 
may make one that will serve a good pur- 
pose. A scrapbook for each important 
missionary field, a pair of scissors, a pot of 
paste, and from the missionary' magazines 
and the denominational and other religious 


papers a great abundance of items that 
would enliven and enrich a missionary 
meeting may be transferred. 

3. A simple letter of request to the boards 
stating the object for which the literature 
was wanted, in a certain case sufficed to 
fill all the available space in a good-sized 
school room. I am sure if the great ma- 
jority realized what helps are to be had for 
the asking, their meetings would never be 
lean nor dull. 

4. One other source of material with 
which to make missionary information 
vibrant with life is the returned mission- 
ary, the traveling secretary of the missionary 
society, the student volunteer, or others who 
are living links with missions. This class 
of speakers should be used and not abused 
in planning missionary prayer meetings. 
The best all-round meeting will be the one 
in which the leader distributes the work of 
preparation among the largest possible 
number. This secret of a successful meet- 
ing should be written in bold capitals and 
kept before the eye: 

** The More You Get to take Part 
IN THE Meeting, the Greiater the In- 
terest IN It and in Missions." 

Third. The more specific your mis- 
sionary facts are, the more telling they are. 
Never call your meeting vaguely and tritely 
" a missionary meeting." Announce it 
under some definite and taking title, as 

An Evening with the Hermit Kingdom," 

China's Swarming Children." The Rus- 
sian-Janapese war would be a dull subject 
if we treated it in the same way that we 
treat missions. 

Fourth. ' The facts prepared for a meet- 
ing on China, or Alaska, should be pre- 
sented in the first person instead of the 
third. The most commonplace facts, if 
told in a lively, interested, personal way, 
will sparkle with interest. Things told are 
worth ten times as much as things read. 
Get your speakers to tell the facts about 





the missionary field to be presented as if 
they had just come from it. 

Fifth, Harness the enthusiasm of the 
meeting to some practical work. There 
ought to be no feeling without doing. Har- 
ness the emotion awakened in the meeting 
to the giving of the church. Harness it to 
the formation of a mission study class in 
the young people's society, to the purchase 
of a missionary library, to the adoption of 
a native worker, to some attempt to lessen 
the horrors of the rum traffic among the 
dependent races. 

To sununarize, the missionary prayer 
meeting that will make people fall in love 
with missions, even the men of the church, 
is the meeting that gives them fresh, vital 
truths about the inspiring, courageous 
work of missionaries; it is the meeting that 
utilizes the largest number of people. 

pray for they soon become interested in, 
and their gifts follow their interest. 

The missionary meeting proved desir- 
able as a means of increasing the offerings 
of the people. The offering taken at the 
close of each meeting equalled one half of 
the regular church offering. These offer- 
ings in no wise interfered with the regular 
annual offering but rather increased it. 

Where the pastor does not feel like giv- 
ing one meeting a month to the subject, he 
can set aside stated times during the year 
for live, helpful meetings, where the work 
of missions is thoughtfully studied and 
earnestly prayed over. Such meetings can- 
not fail to arouse the churches to a realiza- 
tion of their supreme duty of giving the 
gospel at once to the whole world. — F. R. 
Leach, Anoka. Minn. 




"^EAR the beginning of my first pas- 
-*- ^ torate I started the monthly missionary 
concerts of prayer and continued them 
throughout that pastorate. They also 
formed a regular feature during my second 
pastorate. On my present field, for vari- 
ous reasons, they have not been in the 
regular plan of the prayer meetings; not, 
however, because they proved unsatis- 
factory. Experience has shown me that 
such meetings are practicable. It depends 
on the pastor as to whether they shall or 
shall not be held. I have found the people 
ready to respond in carrying out the pro- 
gram. The record of attendance shows 
they were as well attended as the other 
meetings. Such meetings require more 
time and thought in their preparation, 
but are practicable for any pastor who 
desires to emphasize the idea of missions. 
I have found the missionary prayer meet- 
ings desirable in a number of ways. They 
served primarily to educate the people on 
the subject of missions. Most people are 
profoundly ignorant of the work being 
done and of the great needs. They need 
indoctrinating. Such meetings also cause 
the people to pray for missions. Prayer is 
one of the greatest needs. What people 


T^O assist churches which take their 
^ offering for foreign missions on a 
special Sunday, the Literature Department 
of the Missionary Union has prepared four 
most attractive leaflets called the " Series- 
of-Four " Leaflets. They are designed 
for distribution in order on the four con- 
secutive Sundays preceding the taking of 
the offering. The four together form a 
unit, each one leading into the next. They 
cannot be used singly, and will be sent only 
for use in the way described above. Num- 
ber one is entitled " A Name that Means 
Something," and presents in briefest out- 
hne the history of the Union and its influ- 
ence as a world power. Number two, 
" Flashlight Pictures,** sketches the coun- 
tries where the missions are located, touches 
on the workers, and mentions some of their 
obstacles and triumphs. Number three 
is called " New Triumphs of the Old 
Gospel," and contains some thrilling 
stories of these triumphs. The last in the 
series, ** The Call of Today," is a personal 
message, the appeal of the definite needs of 
the work, — needs of life and of money. 
All the leaflets are attractive in style and 
are brief and to the point. They are free 
of charge, but as said above, are not for 
distribution singly, and will be sent to 
pastors only for use together. 





T^WO weeks before the date of our 
-^ program a sign was hung in the 
church vestibule. On a narrow strip of 
bright red tissue paper, black tissue paper 
letters and figures, " Japan, March 22," 
were pasted. 

In Uie church calendar it was announced 
that a missionary program on Japan would 
be conducted on the plan of a district 

school, where Mrs. would be the 

teacher, and classes composed of pupils 
of unusual intelligence would exhibit their 
knowledge of the subject. 

The Sunday school room was tastefully 
trimmed with Japanese flags, fans, screens, 
parasols and lanterns, while in conspicuous 
places were hung Orient Pictures of scenes 
in Japan, the Baptist schools and school- 
girls, seminaries, temples, shrines. Captain 
Bickel and his faithful crew, with their ship, 
the ** Fukuin Maru," and many others. 
The map of the Missionary Union and the 
blackboard were combined with such an 
arrangement of seats, teacher's desk, etc., 
as to produce the appearance of a school- 

The school was composed of about thirty 
pupils who were seated at one side of the 
room, the remainder of the space being 
given to visitors. To the pupils had been 
distributed items of information relating 
to the geography of Japan, the traits, 
customs, dress and home life of the people. 
These they were to learn. Promptly at 
the hour appointed, the teacher tapped her 
bell for order. The school was opened by 
singing, scripture reading and prayer. 
After this, class A, at signals from the 
desk, arose and marched to the recitation 
seats arranged at the front of the room. 
Here the pupils were plied with questions, 
on various phases of the general topic, 
the answers to which they had already 
learned. A very little niischiof was intro- 
duced, with proper reprimands from the 
teacher, to make the exercise more realistic. 
While this class was on the floor, a visitor 
knocked and was introduced and was in- 
vited to talk to the children on the sul)jc»ct 
which they were studying. The visitor 
gladly complied and gave information on a 
phase of the work previously decided ujwn. 


Then the class was dismissed and the visi- 
tor left. 

Other classes were called and different 
sets of questions were asked, and other 
visitors, including the school comnussioner 
were announced, each of whom had some^ 
thing to tell about missions in Japan. 
Between classes the teacher gave to the 
school statistics of interest, and told the 
fascinating story of Captain Bickel and 
his work in the Inland Sea. Pupils were 
often sent to the map to carrj" out the idea 
of the school more fully. Japan's national 
hynm was played, and other interesting 
features were introduced. At the dismis- 
sion of the school, tea and wafers were 
served by young girls dressed in Japanese 
style. — Mrs. Frank E. Howe, Canan- 
daigua, N. Y. 


IT is noteworthy that a large proportion 
^ of those entering foreign service this 
year trace the beginning of the influences 
that have molded their decision back to 
childhood. The decision, perhaps, came 
only lately. But looking back now over 
life the forces can be followed to the eariy 
days, when an earnest mother, a faithful 
Sunday school teacher or an attentive mis- 
sionary visitor, set them in motion. None 
of these reaUzed what he was doing. Per- 
haps there was no response upon the part 
of the boy or girl. But the result is seen 
today. ** Be sure not to neglect the chil- 
dren in the homes where you visit," said a 
wise leader to a group of missionaries. 
Get hold of the children and you will have a 
missionary church soon. We must build 
for the future. The plans for the Sunday 
school are in this line, and form the largest 
and most important work yet undertaken 
in missionary education. Write us about 
them. Find out what is being done. Do 
something yourself. Then write us of your 
own success. We must win the children 
for the great Missionary. Then there will 
be all the men and money needed for his 

Charity is like a circle : it begins anywhere 
and everywhere, and ends nowhere. — Daytil 
H. Greer. 





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OUR Sunday school, like many an- 
other, had always neglected the 
study of missions. Since its organi- 
zation we had sought to bring the children 
to Christ and build them up in Christ, but 
we were not working upon foundations 
which were broad enough. We taught 
that Christ's last command referred to the 
whole * world, and yet we did not bring 
before the school a single concrete instance 
to prove that Christ was working among 
heathen peoples, and bringing them to him- 
self. Our teaching was too self-centered. 

Such training does not make for the high- 
est development of character, or of sym- 
pathetic men and women such as Christ 
needs in his work. A few of the teachers, 
realizing this, brought the matter before 
the last annual business meeting of the 
school, and asked that the review Sunday 
each quarter might be devoted to a mis- 
sionary lesson. This was granted and the 
plan has been carried out successfully. 

The first and second quarters the school 
used the lesson leaflets, prepared by the 
Missionary Union, and at the close of the 
lesson the chairman of the Sunday School 
Missionary Committee supplemented the 
study by a little talk, illustrating several 
incidents in the lesson by Orient Pictures. 
The third quarter it so happened we could 
have a speaker, but we do not expect this 
luxury very often. 

What form of lesson we should use for 
the last quarter was considered by the 
committee, and a missionary review of the 
quarter decided upon. The Missionary 
Lights for October, November and Decem- 
ber were cut from the ^Ls^gazine and 
handed to twelve members of the school. 
The more difficult were given to either 
teachers or members of older classes, who 
were asked to give the thought in their own 
words. If they could find a better illus- 
tration they were at liberty to use it. 
Younger members of the school were asked 


to tell the stories in lessons three, five, nine 
and eleven. 

Where this plan was tried the superintend- 
ent led up to the story and brought out 
the thought he desired to press home. He 
also called upon the school for the title 
and Golden Text of each lesson, as they 
had been learned from week to week. 
The new name and the verse of the lesson 
upon which the missionary illustration was 
based was given by the one reviewing 
the lesson. Particularly adapted to this 
session was the poem ** Sunset and Evening 
Star," which blends the missionary and t^e 
Christmas thought so beautifully. The 
chorister contributed his part to the ses- 
sion by the selection of missionary hymns: 
"The Morning Light is Breaking," to open 
the school, and "All Hail the Power of 
Jesus' Name '* to close. 

Already the influence of these quarterly 
lessons is being felt, and the slight knowl- 
edge which has thus far been gained has 
crystallized in a desire to give. This is 
especially true of the Junior boys and girls. 

Teachers, begin the new year by pre- 
senting to your classes a larger Christ; a 
Saviour whose love includes the whole 
world. Is it not a shame to us that we 
have so long neglected to teach our boys 
and girls the need of the whole world for 
Christ; that we have failed to bring to 
them the glorious, inspiring stories of 
heroes and heroines who have gone forth 
to take Christ to the world; that we have 
been content to develop in them anything 
less than the broadest sympathies and the 
noblest impulses; that we have sent them 
out into life ^4th no thought of their privi- 
leges and responsibilities toward their 
black and brown and yellow brothers and 
sisters ? Shall we not, looking unto Jesus, 
present his wishes and his purpose for his 
Church more faithfully the coming year, 
and through our boys and our girls win new 
triumphs for the gospel? 




OUNDAY school workers, leaders of 
^ mission bands and all who are tiying 
to interest children in missions will be glad 
to know that the six Orient Picture Stories 
issued by the Sunday School Cooperating 
Committee are now off the press. 

Each story is accompanied by ten Orient 
Pictures and graphically describes the 
scenes shown in the pictures. The teacher 
may read, or better still, tell the story to 
the class, showing and explaining each 
picture at its proper place, or the teacher 
may read the story and the members of 
the class exhibit and explain the pictures, 
afterward retaining them as souvenirs. 

The little ones will enjoy the story of 
" Little Folks in Far Away Lands," while 
the older boys cannot fail to be interested 
in the scenes " Up and Down the Congo 
River," and boys and girls of all ages will 
appreciate " When the Mission School 
Bell Rings " and " Scenes in Sunny In- 
dia." " Idols and Idolatry " and " What 
a Missionary Does " make very real the 
daily life of the missionary and the reli- 
gious conditions which he has to face. 

The price of each story with its ten ac- 
companying pictures is ten cents. One 
sample story without the pictures will be 
sejit free on application to the Sunday 
School Cooperating Committee at any 
one of the following addresses: The 
American Baptist Missionary Union or The 
Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety, Ford Building, Boston, Mass.; or 

The Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary 
Society of the West, 1318 Masonic Temple, 
Chicago, 111. 


nPHE following plan is in use in the 
^ Presbyterian Sunday school whose 
methods of missionary work were described 
in the November number under the title 
" A Presbyterian Plan." It can be varied 
to suit conditions. 

The school, being Presbyterian, bought 
the Missionary Map of the World, show- 
ing all the stations at which the Presby- 
terian Church has missionaries. 

Small dark blue banners were then pre- 
pared, using one-inch silk ribbon for the 
banners, and three-inch gilt hat pins for 
the standards. These were lettered in Chi- 
nese white with the names of the stations at 
which the missionaries of the church, 
Sunday school, societies or bands are sta- 
'tioned. These baimers, nine in all, were 
then stuck into the map at the proper places, 
using bits of cork to make them stand up, 
so that they could be easily read. The 
map thus marked is permanently hung on 
the wall of the room, as an object lesson, 
and is useful in connection with the monthly 
missionary exercises. It is simple, cheap, 
but effective. 

As an annex to the map, the full names 
and post-office addresses of the mission- 
aries are posted, using either a banner or 
blackboard; and the scholars are requested 
to write to them. 


IV. The MissioN.vRY Problem. Pp. 4, 39. 

V. The Two-fold Solution of the 
Phoblem. p. 5. 

VI. Topic for Prayer and Discussion: 

My Purjwse for the New Year. 
Fronting P. 1. 

I. Map Study: 

1. The Mission Fields of the Union. 
P. 3. 

2. The District Secretaries and their 
Districts. P. 3. 

II. What Goes on at the ** Rooms." P. 0. 
III. The Influence of the Union*.s Work. 

1. In the State. P.O. 

2. In the Individual. P. 10. MI. Prayer: Offering. 

Helpful Literature on the Topic: 

Facts about the Missionary Union (()uick Information Series.) Frw. 

The Practical Administration of Missionary Affairs. Free. 

That Old Established House. 5 cents. 

Origin of the American Baptist Missionary- Union. 3 cents. 

A Hbtory of American Baptist Missions. By E. F. Merriam. $1.45. 




Lesson II. Gen. 1 : 26 to 2: 
Man Made in the Image 

3. Jan. IS 
3/ God 

Like God, Like Image 

So Ood cr*at«t nun in hU own tnuci, la tba inuwa 
of God GtMted ha Urn. Vi. 17. 

^HAT men are Uie children of God is 
^ an idea which is almost univeraal. 
Heathen religiona have it as well as the 
Christian religion, hut there is no more 
radical difference between heathenism and 
Chriatiauity than in their conception of 
what God is. The mor« the heathen be- 
come like their gods, the more degraded 

they a 

the image of the true God in which they 
were created, as giving to the nations an 
idea of God which is in utter and glo- 
rious contrast with the debasing gods of 

Lesson m. Gen. 3:1-6; 13-15. Jan. 20 

Man's Sin and God^» Promite 

Head and Heel 

TF anything in the world is the seed of 
^ the serpent, it is idolatry and all that 

The sacred books and traditions goes with it, and the only way to deal with 

of Hinduism and Buddhism are full of 
stories about the gods that show them to 
be thoroughly bad. " Krishna," says Dr. 
W, B. Boggs, " is the most popular of all 
the gods of India. He is one of the incar- 
nations of Vishnui and the character of 
Krishna, according to the Hindu sacred 
bodts, is indescribably bad. The fa9ade 
of Hindu temples, and their 
idol cars, standing in the cen- 
tral part of the village, are often 
covoed with figures as bad as 
the depraved imagination of 
man can devise. The dread- 
fully debasing effects of such 
things in the name of religion 
may be inferred." 

Are the crimes and iniquities 
of heathenism to be wondered 
at P Think what it means to a' 
heathen to be" near to bb god.' 
The very suggestion is revolt- 
ing, but these are the things 
which our missionaries have to 
face continually. They go to 
let fresh air and sunlight into 
the fetid atmosphere; they go 
to tell of a God who is pure, .j^e j 

holy, just, long suffering, kind 
and true, a God whose character can be 
imitated without degradation. There is 
no point of view from which the work 
of missions can be seen to better effect 
than to look upon it as restoring man, 
restoring the nations of the world to 


it is to strike it in a vital spot, to bruise its 
head. That old Bible is right; there can 
never be harmony, there must always be 
enmity, between the seed of the serpent 
.and the seed of the woman. Of course 
He who was more than all others the Seed 
of the woman has taught us that his truth, 
his gospel, must be preached only in love 

for all men; but wherever that gospel is 
accepted, there (he seed of the serpent is 
slain. Paul had a fine chance to write the 
name of Christ on the allar of the unknown 
god at Athens, but he never had the least 
idea of doing It. Modem Buddhist leaders 

|the baptist missionary magazine, ' 

have more than once suggested the idea 
of placing Christ among the incarnations 
of Buddha, but followers of the one Sav- 
iour of the world can never accept any 
such place for him. 

No! When Christ comes into a life, a 
home, a nation, then the idols must go out. 
Every genuine convert to Christianity 
reaUzes that. " When I believed what you 

said about Jesus, my heart was happy, and 
I threw away my fetish," said an ignorant 
African convert. Some of our mission- 
aries in China speak of idols being thrown 
away by the bushel. The same is true of 
the cruel and vile rites of heathenism. 
They have no place in Christianity. 
Could suttee — cruel, sacred sullee — be 
practised as a Christian rite ? What will 
become of the caste system when Chris- 
lianity holds sway in India? Will easte. 
what one mi.ssionary culls " llic greate.M 
enemy of the brotherhood of niiin." find u 
place in the ('hurch of the great Teaclur 
of brotherly love? No: the seed of the 
woman may suffer persecution, but the 
gospel shall triumph over the lies of the 
serpent, whether thasc of »iid<lhism. or of 
Hinduism, or of Confucianism, or of any 
other religion. 

IV. Gen. i:3-13. Jan. 27 
The Slory of Cain and AM 
Mr Broth«r'B Keeper 

Aod the Lord uld unto Ctia, When ii Abel th* 
brolhci? Andbeuid.l know not: Am I mj brotber* 
lutper? y*. 9. 

WHEN the treaty of peace between 
Japan and Russia was concluded 
at Portsmouth, in the United States at 
the suggestion of President 
Roosevelt, there was one 
significant feature of that 
remarkable event which 
received very little alien- 
Hon. It was this: in bring- 
ing the conflict to a close, 
both Japan and Russia 
felt the strong influence 
of the fraternity of the 
nations. The sense of 
being our brother's keeper 
never reached quite so far 
in the world ea it did at 
that time. The answer 
to Cain's question is 
nearer today than it ever 
has been before, and the 
reason for it is that God's 
thought about brother- 
hood is slowly gaining 
the hearts of all nations 
through the spread of the 
gospel of Christ. It is 
useless to talk of the brotherhood of 
man apart from the gospel. WilHajn 
Ward, the associate of Marshman and 
Carey in India, wTote of the caste system 
there. " Caste is repugnant to every feeling 
of benevolence. It arms one class of men 
against another; it gives rise to the great- 
est degree of pride and apathy; it forms a 
sufficient excuse for not doing an act ctf 
l>enevolence toward another, that he is not 
of the same caste; nay, a man dying of 
thirst will not accept a draught of water 
from the hands or ihe cup of a person of a 
lower easle. If a Sudra enter the cook 
rooiu of a llrahman, the latter throws away 
all his enrlhen vessels as defiled. In short, 
Ihe ea.ile murders all the social and benevo- 
lenl feelings, and shuts up the heart of man 
ui a maimer unknown even among the mosi 
savage tribes." 



Such is the system that holds in bondage 
one fifth of the human race. Is it any won- 
der that our missionaries in India think 
that the next great problem is to teach India 
that man is his brother's keeper, and that 
they make much of every sign that caste is 
ready to crumble and fall? 

Lesson V. Gen. 8:1-16. Feb. 3 

Noah Saved in the Ark 

And Nowhere Else 

And God remembered Noahf and every living thins, 
And ail the cattle that was with him in the a^. 
V». X. 

WE have our orders about telling the 
world where the ark of salvation is, 
and that in itself is enough; but when we 
come to study Grod*s purposes and methods, 
then we see the reason for our orders, and 
how the whole plan of the world's redem[>- 
tion reaches back to the story of God's 
earliest dealings with the human race. 

Why insist on the Christian religion for 
all nations ? is a constantly recurring ques- 
tion of our own time. Why not let the 
nations come up into a better life by refin- 
ing their own religion? Ah, that's the 
point, exactly; ** Neither is there salvation 

in any other." All the other systems of 
religion cannot bring peace to one sincere 
seeker after God; they can only lead him 
further astray. Some of the devotees try 
very hard to get rest for their souls, even 
under the religion of the quiet god Buddha. 
One poor Burman woman had nothing 
with which she could make an offering at 
the pagoda. After consulting with the 
priest she determined to make a painful 
sacrifice. She cut off her forefinger and 
poured kerosene on it, and burned it be- 
fore the idol. The priest had told her 
that she would feel no pain, but the hand 
was swollen and she was suffering acutely 
when our missionaries saw her. When they 
asked her why she did it, she answered, 
" For merit; I knew no other or better 
way." It is to such people as these that our 
missionaries reveal the better way, the way 
that brings peace and salvation. Neither 
can any of these religions redeem society; 
all social classes are struggling in a flood 
of evils, but only to be overwhelmed at 
last. The symbol of the ark holds in mod- 
em as in ancient times; there is safety 
there, and nowhere else; God's way for 
the world's redemption may seem narrow 
and small to some, but it is the only way 
that saves men and nations. 




Rev. E. H. Jones, November 20, from San 
Francisco, returning to Japan. 

Rev. N. C. Parsons and wife, December 
1, from New York, for South India. 

F. P. Lynch, M.D., December 8, from 
New York, returning to Africa. 


Rev. W. O. Valentine, from Jaro, P. I., 
at San Francisco, November 1. 

Mr. W. E. Bogos and family, from Sat- 
tanapalli. South India, at Boston, No- 
vember 27. 


Rev. G. H. Waters and family, from 
Swatow, South China, at San Francisco, 
November 27. 

To Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Adams, at Swatow, 
South China, September 14, a son, Ron- 
ald Weston. 

To Prof, and Mrs. E. B. Roach, Rangoon, 
Burma, October 17, twin daughters. 
Bertha Eveleyn and Harriet Newell. 

SThe party of missionaries who sailed 
from Boston September 19 arrived safely 
at Rangoon on the steamship ** Ava," 
November 7. 


[the baptist missionary magazine, j 

SRev. David Gilmore, of Henzada, 
Burma, has an article in the Missionary 
Review of the World for October, entitled 
** Evolution in Missions." 

SRev. J. H. Hannah is now assisting Pro- 
fessor Martin in the college at Ongole, 
South India, teaching three hours a week in 
addition to putting in much hard work on 
the language. 

IMiss Amy Cornes, who for nineteen 
years has been a faithful assistant in the 
Mary L. Colby Home School for girls in 
Yokohama, Japan, is in this country en- 
joying a well-earned furlough. 

SThe Disciples held their annual mis- 
sionary anniversaries in October at Buffalo, 
with over 4,000 in attendance. It was 
reported that $935,509 had been contribu- 
uted for all missions during the year. 

SRev. C. H. Heftonstall and Dr. A. H. 
Henderson have been to Loikaw to confer 
with the missionaries there regarding the 
proposed new site for the mission station. 
Mrs. Heptonstall accompanied her hus- 

SMr. V. C. Jacob, a member of the faculty 

of Ramapatam Theological Scminar>% has 

been appointed to represent the Indian 

Christians of our Telugu Mission on the 

council of the National Missionary Society 

of India. 

Jt Jit 

SPersons planning to send boxes or other 
freight to any of our missionaries should 
communicate with the Treasun^ of the 
Missionary Union, Mr. Chns. W. IVrkins. 
who will gladly furnish all iircossary 

^Another faithful friend of nussi«)ns has 
been called home, Mrs. A. II. Hurlin^hain» 
widow of the late Dr. Hurlin^hain, former 
District Secretary' of the Mi.ssionarv I'luon. 

ft • 

whose death occurred at her home in Mount 
Vernon, N. Y., OctolnT i21 . 


SRev. and Mrs. G. N. Thomssen of 
Bapatla, South India, are happy in being 
with their children once more, after a sepa- 
ration of seven years. While in Australia 
on his way home, Mr. Thomssen preached 
eighty-four times in two months and many 
were won to Christ. 

SMr. J. L. Sntder, of the Mission Press at 
Rangoon, Burma, who was compelled to 
return to thb country on account of his 
son's ill health, is making his home at 
North Stamford, Conn. He reports that 
the voyage seemed to do wonders for his 
son, who has apparently gained greatly. 

SThe new missionaries to E^t China have 
been designated as follows: Mr. Robison 
to Ningpo, Mr. Bakeman to Hangchow. 
Mr. Eraser has been transferred to Shao- 
hsing for evangehstic work. Mr. Robi- 
son's sailing has unfortunately been de- 
layed through the illness of his mother. 

SA Communion sen-ice is wanted for a 
growing, self-supporting church in one of 
our mission fields in South India. This is 
a fine opportunity for any church having a 
set to spare to render a valuable service to 
a worthv sister church. For further infor- 
mation address the editor of this Magazine. 

SRev. H. B. Dickson of Kohima, Assam, 
writes of the great help that would be 
afforded in his touring among those moun- 
tain tribes bv a good lantern and a set of 
slides on the life of Christ. There may 
be some one who would like to help the 
cause in this way. If so, write to the 
Rooms in Boston about it. 

SFou rt»asous of health, Rev. and Mrs. 
J. MoLaurin, D.D., of South India, will 
rtMurn to America in the coming spring. 
Bof«)R» leaving. Dr. McLaurin hopes to 
stv tho seventh volume of the conunentary 
on the Now Testament published. It is 
now in the pn»ss. This will bring the work 
up to the end of the Epistle to the Phihp- 



S We should not forget that the * native 
Christians need our prayers and sympathy 
that they may withstand temptation. Mr. 
Swanson of Assam writes of his sorrow in 
finding that a number of church members 
in a distant town had so 3rielded to the 
opium habit that they had tp be excluded. 
These people are often like sheep without 
a shepherd and the wolf is ever around 
seeking those whom he may devour. 

SPlans are already maturing for the con- 
vention of the Baptist Young People's 
Union to be held next year in Spokieuie, 
Wash. Some of the speakdrs secured are 
Rev. Thomas Spurgeon and Rev. F. B. 
Meyer of London, Dr. H. F. Perry of 
Toronto, and Dr. Truitt of Dallas, Texas. 
Rev. George T. Webb, the field secretary, 
recently made a visit to Spokane to study 
the arrangements for t^e gathering. 

SA LETTER from Rev. F. Brauer, Treas- 
urer of the Russia Mission, reports the 
receipt of $297.12, contributed through the 
Treasurer of the Missionary Union for the 
work in that empire. He expresses his 
deep appreciation of the kindness which 
prompted the gifts, and wishes to thank 
those who gave. ** Tell them," he writes, 
" that the money will be of great use for 
the extension of the missionary work in 
Russia, and that it is just now the right 
time for us to profit by the liberty of reli- 

SWe have to record thej'deaths of two of 
our missionary family in Burma. Miss 
Isabella Watson, of Swegyin, a representa- 
tive of the Woman's Society of the East, 
died October 4, after nearly thirty-nine 
years' service as a missionary. Further 
notice of her life and work will be given 
next month. Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Latta, 
of Thonze, have sustained a great loss in 
the death of their infant son, Walter, only 
six weeks old. The deepest sympathy of 
all their friends will be extended to them 
in this trial. 

tTwo more of our best workers have been 
compelled to return to America on account 


of ill health. Mr. Waters, whose furlough 
is almost due, comes from Swatow, South 
China, where he has been carrying a heavy 
load. In addition to his own work last 
sununer, he was acting treasurer of the 
mission during the absence of Dr. Ashmore, 
Jr., in Japan. Mr. Axling, of Morioka, 
Japan, whose health for some time has 
been poor, is now compelled to seek re- 
cuperation in this country. He leaves a 
vast field wholly unoccupied by any mis- 
sionary. Who are to take the places of 
these men? 

SThe Woman's Baptist Foreign Mission 
Society of Pennsylvania is to be congratu- 
lated on the beautiful Missionary Calendar 
of Prayer recently published by them for 
1907. It is in the same general style as 
the calendars of previous years, with a 
place for every missionary of the Union, 
and with copious illustrations. It can be 
secured for twenty-five cents from the 
Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety, Ford Building, Boston, or the Wo- 
man's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society 
of the West, 1318 Masonic Temple, Chi- 
cago, as well as from Mrs. H. N. Jones, 
1630 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. It should 
be in every Baptist home and consulted 

SThat Baptists are not keeping pace with 
the increasing opportunities among young 
people will be apparent to any who com- 
pare the development of mission study in 
some of the other denominations with 
that in our own. The need for more 
aggressive educational work has been clear 
to the representatives of both the IVlission- 
ary Union and the Home Mission Society, 
and an advance step along this line has 
been decided upon. Acting jointly, the 
two societies have called Rev. J. M. Moore, 
formerly pastor of Centennial Baptist 
Church, Chicago, to become their repre- 
sentative in this educational movement, 
and he has accepted. The details of the 
plan have not been worked out, but a con- 
ference is soon to be held between repre- 
sentatives of the two societies and the 
Baptist Young People's Union, when the 
matter will be more fully considered. 




Das Uohelied seb Liebe. By Friedrich 
Betbge. Cassel, Gtnaaaj: G^m&u Bap- 
tist ^blisbing House. 

Otnuxes OF Axoent Hutobt. Bv W. L. 
Fereusou D J>. Second and R cTO eJ Edition. 
Madras: Printed in Telusu at the S. P. C. K. 
Press, for the American Baptist Telugu MIs- 

Odtlinb of Old Testament Histobt. By 
B. T. WeUes and W. H. Leslie, M.D. Printed 
in the native dialect at the American Baptist 
Mission Press, Banza Manteke. Africa. 

China and the Gospel. Report of the China 
Inland Mission for 1906. Illustrated. 

Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Baptist Con- 
ference, Portland. Oregon, April 18-ei, 1906. 

A Soldier's Trial. By General Charles King. 
New York: The Hobart Company. 

Takbell's Teachers' Guide to thb Inter- 
SuNDAT School Lessonb 

The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 
T^E Codtr OF Pilate. A story of Jerusalem 

in the days of ChrUt. By R. R. Hobba. 

Illustrated. New York: R. F. Fenno & Co. 
l^E Lady of the Decoration. By Frances 

Little. New York: He Century Co. 236 

psges. Price «L00. 

Here is one of the best little books for 
interesting people in missions which we 
have seen. It is a refreshingly bright col- 
lection of letters from a very homesick but 
earnest young missionary in Japan, edited 
by a well known novelist. The book is 
thoroughly human and real. One gets a 
glimpse trf the true inside life of lue mis- 
sionaries, and sees that they are much like 

other people. Vivid descriptions of Japan- 
ese scenery add to the real value of the vol- 
ume. Any one who reads it cannot fail 
to become interested in the missionaries and 
their work in Japan. 

Mabiaii: A Romahcb or Pebbu. By Samuel 

HjG. Wilson. New York: American Tract 

Sodety. 123 pages. Illustrated. Price SO 

A story woven around real incidents from 
the author's missionary life in Persia. 
The book is fairly well written and gives 
some idea of school life in the land of the 
shah. There are many excellent illustra- 
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est and attractiveness of the book. The 
volume can be used to interest children 
and young people 

Tai-Shano Kan-tinq Fien. " Treatise of 
, the Exalted One on Response and Retribu- 
1 tion." Translated from the Chinese by 
I Teitaro Suzuki and Dr. Paul Cants. 139 
t pages. Chicago: Tlie Open Court Publish- 

mg Company. 
Yin Chib Wen. The Tract of the Quiet Way. 

Translated from the Chinese by Teitaro 

Suzuki and Dr. Paul Carus. iS pages. 

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By Paul Carus. 121 pages. Chicago: The 
Open Court Publishing Company. 

In the first two of these books we have 
translations of the works so well known to 
almost every Chinese. The third is what 
the sub-title indicates it to be. All are 
illustrated, and are oriental in style. 

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Debt of tbe Uoion Ami 1, 1000 M8,0S7.21 

SdMdule of Appropnatioiu for 1906-7 585,755.56 

Additioiu to Schedule to December 1, 1906 83,117.84 

Further additjons to Schedule as directed by donois — specifics .... 2,690.26 


Total lecetpts to December 1, 1906 149,904.62 

Amount needed to balance, March 31, 1907 (514,702.05 

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Vol 87 


No. 2 


In a little over two months after this number of the Magazine reaches 
its readers the books of the Treasurer of the Missionary Union will close. 
This last period of the year has always been an anxious one at the 
BoomSy but it is particularly so this year, for several reasons : 

1. CONDITIONS ON OUR MISSION FIELDS. All are more or less famil- 
iar with the rapid developments which have taken place, especially in Japan, 
China and the Philippine Islands, during the past few years. The demands 
which this new situation made upon us left no alternative but to enter some 
of the doors thus providentially opened. To have failed to heed these calls 
of Ood would have been dishonoring to him and fatal to our work. 

8. INCREASED APPROPRIATIONS. Enlarged operations necessarily 
involve increased appropriations. The Executive Committee, however, can- 
not justly be charged with radicalism at this point. Conservatism has 
marked tiie advance; otherwise very much larger obligations would have 
been assumed in view of the crying needs. 

S. DIMINISHED RECEIPTS. The receipts from churches, Sunday schools, 
Toong People's societies and individuals, exclusive of those from one large 
giver, have averaged only $268,182.27 during the past ten years. From the 
cfanithes alone the average has been $167,585.82. The receipts last year 
were only $8,618 in excess of this amount, and only $620 more than the 
gifts from the same source ten years ago. The receipts from the four 
classes mentioned above for the nine months ending January 1 were 
SS1,143.16 less than for the corresponding period of last year; of this, 
S8y526.09 were in regular donations, the remainder in legacies. There 
should be received from all sources except the Woman's Societies during 
the last three months— before March 81 — $497,517.84. This is $100,000 
more than was received last year. 

4. AN ACCUMTTLATED DEBT. Increased appropriations from dimin- 
ished receipts can lead to nothing but debt. On March 81, 1905, this was 
Sll,868.72. By March 81, 1906, it had increased to $48,037.21. It will be 
more than $100,000 by March 81 of this year unless help is given. These 
figures graphically illustrate the habitual and sad disproportion between 
the growth of the work and the increase in contributions. 


During these years of failure on our part God has been signally blessing 
the work of our missionaries. The baptisms in heathen lands in 1908 num- 
bered 7,481 ; in 1904 they were 10,367 ; in 1905 they were 15,626. The new 
report will probably show that during the year just closed over 6,000 were 
baptized in one section of Burma alone. "What hath God wrought!" 








JARO. P. I. ' , 

THE fitting mollo for the past year in 
our Philippine work has been 
"Feslirta Lenie " (Hasten Slowly). 
The chief reason that this motto has ob- 
tained is not because it is appropriate to 
the East, nor even because Kipling once 
wrote a poem lo discourage the introduc- 
tion of Occidental express methods into the 
Orient, but simply and solely by virtue of 
necessity. The depletion of our force has 
retarded progress here lamentably, and the 
aim has been lo hold our own if possible 
rather than to be loo actively progressive. 
Since the fall of 1905 seven of our twenty 
missionaries have returned home, and 
three more have been away for months on 
furlough. Of the remaining ten, four are 
wives with household cares, thus leaving 
but six entirely free for work. When one 
reaUzes that two of these are doctors with 
the care of the sick upon their shoulders and 
one or two are tied down to the school at 
Jaro; that one is detailed most of the time 
for the work of translation and another is 
burdened with the Home School, it wdl 

take a practised eye only a moderate 
amount of time to discover that for the 
evangelization of nearly a million ignorant 
natives scattered over an expanse of thou- 
sands of miles, our mission has been only 
moderately equipped. This field has been 
and still is undermanned. 

However, we are not at all discouraged, 
and the future is bright. We are rejoiced at 
the coming of reenforcements, whose com- 
ing will mean much to the work. 

The evangelistic work for the past year 
has been steadily progressing. In Capiz, 
the most recently estabUshed of our stations, 
the dedication in January of the first sub- 
stantial stone house of worship in Fanay 
Island was a triumph. The building was 
designed by a native, the work was- done 
by natives and a large portion of the six 
thousand pesos required for construction 
was subscribed by natives. It is stricUy a 
tiUpmo chapel, and vet it is the finest 
1 toteslant chureh building, save one, in the 
whole archipelago. In the hill districts the 
new work is flourishing. Several churches 

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have been organized, and there is a spirit of 
devotion to God that is not always so ap- 
parent among the townsmen. Those who 
dwell on the hills appear here as elsewhere 
to be a little nearer God than those of the 

)tTw^Tii»r tnumph for this youngest station 
is the Home School for little children. 
Ilie past year has furnished a most 
ntisfactoiy endoiaement of this scheme, 
and R bri^t future is assured. The chil- 
dren are flocking to Miss Suman in such 
nmnben that the need of a large, perma- 
nent home has become imperative. It is 
likdy that this building will be secured in 
the near future, and there is no reason why 
the plant should not grow almost indefi- 
nitely. In a Roman Catholic country such 

Thousands have listened to the mes- 
sage preached from plaza to plaza, and 
many inquirers have come quietly hy 
night, like Nicodemus, to hear of these new 
things. The opportunity in this vast 
district of 200,000 souls can hardly be over- 
estimated. It will be strange indeed if 
these premonitory signs of awakening do 
not result before long in a great upheaval 
and transformation of the populace for 

The girls' dormitoiy, under Miss Kuh- 
len, b a helpful feature of the Bacolod 
station. There are twenty girls there at 
present, and they come from homes scat- 
tered over the whole province. Both the 
boys' and girb' dormitories have found new 
quarters and are comfortably settled. The 

alaborof loveisof uncalculablebenoQt, for future may demand larger buildings and 

the children are the key to the situation, appurtenances. If the young men and 

Converted children mean a regenerate women demonstrate by their hves that the 

church membership for the Filipino Church upper class youth are capable of con- 

of the future. scientious Christian service, they ought to 

In the Negios tield this has been the become a power in the towns and haaendat 

banner year for baptisms. Among the they represent, for they come of the in- 

:nty or more converts in the northern 
district was one notable leader of wealth 
and influence, who demonstrated his sin- 
cerity by publicly burning his household 
images, having previously refused an offer 
for them of nine hundred pesos. The 
humble fisher-folk on the east coast as well, 
who have followed the example of the 
fishers of Galilee, are not to be despised. 
There may be a Peter among them. In the 
southern district 

the work has been 

largely seed-sowing 
as yet, though one 
chapel is now 
being built and 
others are soon to 
follow. Numerous 
tours have been 
made from town 
to town and thou- 
sands of Gospels 
and portions have 
been sold. The 
gospel wagon, 
"Ma-ayong Balila" 
(Good News), has 
carried the tidings 
far and wide. 


fluenlial classes. 

In the Hoilo station the year has also 
been one of steady progress. lu the west- 
ern district, under Mr. Briggs and Miss 
Johnson, there have been organization 
and steady increase in church membership, 
while in the Concepcion or eastern district, 
under Mr. Munger, and in the central dis- 
trict, the work has been progressing. 

The educational work this year has 



received marked impetus. The " Jaro In- 
dustrial School R«public." for boys, has 
been an unqualified success. The experi- 
mental stage has passed, the school has 
made a name for itself and has come to stay. 
The hard work done by the principal, Mr. 
Valentine, is now bearing fruit. In spite of 
his enforced absence, the progress has been 
rapid and solid. Mr. Maxfield, as actiog- 
principal, and Mr. MuDger, in charge of the 
academic work, have shown themselves 
all-round men, for they have turned from 
field duties and become school men with 
startling celerity. 

At present the pupils number about 130, 
and they are the "cream." The skim- 
milk has trickled'away through the skimmer 
of the " hard work cure "; a more eifective 
separator of the false from the true than the 
famous " water cure." The boys who 
have stood the test have learned a respect 
tor honest toil, and they now enter into 
their work with true American spirit. In 
the classroom also Ihey are doing well, as 
boys are bound to do who have toughened 
their muscles and freshened their brain by 
driving the plane and tilling the soil. Nor 
is the great aim of all this education for- 
gotten, for regular hours are given to Bible 
dtudy, and frequent devotional meetings 
are held, which have borne precious fruit. 
Manv of the bovs alrendv huvc iH-conie 

church members and are living consistent 
Christian hves. 

Moreover, the boys are living together 
in a miniature repubh'c. Mr. Valentine 
wisely inaugurated this scheme of organi- 
zation at the outset, and now the boys are 
practically governing themselves. Their 
regularly appointed offidals administer 
justice with neatness and despatch and 
according to Blackstone. The " presi- 
dente " is rapidly becoming a second 
Solomon and the pohce force surpass 
Greater New York's " finest." 

The industrial department of the school is 
of course made preeminent. Though it has 
not expanded greatly as yet in the number 
of industries taught, there is boundless 
room for expansion. No anti -imperialist, 
however rabid, would for a moment object 
to expansion in the direction of work for 
the Filipino. So far, carpentry, agricul- 
ture, tinning, shoemaking and tailoring are 
the mainstays. Pottery has been intro- 
duced as an elective. The future ought to 
develop soap-making, ironwork, perhaps 
laundry work and similar industries. 
Beyond question this school is to be a 
grand and far-reaching enterprise, perhaps 
the most encouraging single feature of our 
mission. Fron; these boys should come 
our preachers and our strong church lay- 
men: from them as well should come our 
medical assbtants and dispens- 
ary workers, for they are being 
• trained in these branches; and 

if we are faithful and patient 
they w(« come. 

The Bible Institute, held 
for several weeks, was help- 
ful to our native preachers and 
Bible women. Under the able 
leadership of Mr. Lund these 
workers imbibed something of 
I he spirit of the Scriptures, 
and though Ihey are not gifted 



.\pollos, we hope that the 
messafje went deeper than 
the lips and into the 
heart, and a heart mes- 
sage is always a message 
of power. The institute, 
we ex[)ect, is merely tem- 
. C.4P1Z, r. I. porary, to precede the 

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Bible school which ia to 
come. There is need for 
a thoiou^ training of 
Dative workers in the 
principles and practice 
o( Christianity. Only a 
course of years will 
suffice to put the Fili- 
pino Church on e. secure 
foundation. The Filipino 
preacher may never be- 
come an astute and dis- 
criminatiDg theologian, 
but he should develop 
into a practical Christian witli a koowl- 
edge of the contents of the Bible, and 
the grace of God in his heart. Mis^iott 
work can never hope to secure a sound ' 
basis for an intelligent church leadership 
without such instruction, and the sooner 
it begins the brighter will be the prospect 
for the native church of the future. 

The publication work for the passed 
year has been something of which to be 
proud. Mr. Lund, as indefatigable as 
ever, to whom we, as well as the Presby- 
terians, owe the translation of the New 
Testament into the Visayan dialect, has 
this year added to this achievement the 
translation into the Cebuano dialect. This 
task has required constant application, for 
the translation has all been done with most 
painstaking and scholarly accuracy. Mr. 
Lund is a gifted linguist and his work 
declares it. He has also found time 
besides this work and preaching, for he 
speaks Spanish fluently, to prepare material 
for a children's paper to be printed jn 
several dialects and published monthly for 
distribution throughout the Islands. In 
addition to all this he has prepared tracts 
for the field work. The " Almanac " 
which Mrs. Lund has produced is also a 
splendid thing for the people. They lake 
to an almanac naturally. For years they 
hare named their children from the 
CathoUc almanacs, and they buy them 
eagerly. In these 13,000 almanacs of ours 
they will find something better than the 
names of the saints; thej- will find the word 
of God. Be«des these publications, a new 
quarterly, in English, has been edited by 
Mr. Maxfield, The Students' Com-pan- 
ion. The object of this is to reach the 


young men and women in the schools, who 
are eager for anything readable in the 
English language. The paper has been 
heartily endorsed by the Evangelical Union 
who are standing by it, and it is meeting 
with marked success. Already 1,500 sub- 
scribers are enrolled and the paper ought to 
pay for itself. It is a difficult undertaking, 
as the language must be of the simplest, 
and every one knows how hard it is to 
express oneself in words of one syllable; 
but the editor has done nobly and sub- 
scriptions and commendalions come from 
all quarters. The other publications, Ang 
Manugbatitala (The Preacher), and Tfee 
Peart oj the Orient, continue as usual, ex- 
cept that the latter has changed form some- 
what. We trust that the Pearl has been 
reintroduced, however, in its new dress, and 
has already spoken for itself in hundreds of 
American liomes. 

The coming of Mr. Mclntyre, who is to 
lake charge of the printing, ought lo make 
the coming year a progressive one in the 
publication department. We give him 
most hearty greeting. May he keep the 
press hot and llie ink flowing till ihe Word 
be carried to the remotest corner of these 

The medical work has been plodding 
steadily onward and Ihe future is full of 
promise. Dispensaries have been in opera- 
tion in both the Capiz and the Iloilo fields, 
and we hope that ere long hospitals will be 

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built. It is useless to hope for a successful 
medical work without hospital facilities. 
The patients are numerous, they come to us 
freely, and they learn their lesson of ap- 
plied Christianity readily through this 
God-appointed agency of medicine, — 
but they can never learn it to the best 
advantage in a shack. The Presbyterians 
have been in the Visayas only as long as we 
and they already have two hospitals. 

The question of expansion has been 
agitated among us and the past year our 
missionaries have been prospecting a bit in 
the great island of Mindanao. It may be 
that in the near future the Lord will call 
the Baptist forces into the northern part of 
this second largest island of the archipelago. 

We hope and pray that he may do so, for 
the field is white unto the harvest. 

Our motto for the coming year should be 
no more " Hasten Slowly," but " Hasten 
Quickly." "The King's business re- 
quires haste," and in this land of present 
opportunity and crisis, the message is 
the more urgent. Western methods are 
here in spite of Kipling. Railroads are 
being- projected, foreigners are landing, 
commerce must develop. Now is the time 
for the American who believes in the 
Philippine church of the future to invest his 
capital. Let those who can come invest 
their lives. Let all invest their prayers. 
If we all do our part, God will promote this 




have just returned from 
a three weeks' evangelistic 
tour in the Calivo district 
of our province. As we 
can make this trip only 
once or at the most twice 
a vear. we went in force 
to make an aggressive 
compaign while there. Our party con- 
sisted of two Filipino workers, Mrs. Rob- 
bins and myself. After a five hours' 
passagt* over a rough sea (of which the 
least said the lK»ttor), wo won* landed 
at Now Washington, a port thriH* hours' 
ride from Calivo. > 1 lore wo found a bull 
and cart to carry us tho rouiaindor of the 
wav. Wo wore told by a native that tho 
road was ** muif infcrnlitslmo,** and wo 
agreed with him In'foro wo roaoliod our 
destination. Wo had not gouo far wlion 
the bull failed us ami wo wort* t>bligod to 
seek a now stood; tins tiuio wo triod a oara- 
bao. F'inally tho road Imtjiuio so had 
that we hail to loaNo our ohariot and 
stumble along tho WM wo oould in tiio tlark. 
As I was carrying little Mary in luy anus 


she said to me in her native "^^sayan, 
**Papa mapauli kiia sa aton halay** "I^ 
us return to our house." At ten o*ck)dc 
we pulled into Calivo where we received a 
hearty welcome from the American school- 
teacher and his wife. We engaged a hall 
and held a series of meetings, aU of whidi 
were well attended, especiaUy by the 
younger people, notably the Filipino 
schoolteachers. From Calivo, our head- 
quarters, we visited the neighboring towns, 
holding one or more sendees in each of 
seven towns, as well as in many of the 
larger In^rrios, some of which have more 
than a thousand inhabitants, with Catholic 
oha]x»ls and large public schools. Espe- 
cially in Ibajay, Sr. Manikan's native 
town, were we well received, spending 
tlirot^ days there in large, enthusiastic 
sorviws. We found many who had broken 
from tho Roman Church and were seeking 
tho light. Our trip from Calivo to Ibajay 
was full of those experiences which make 
traveling in the Phihppines so interesting. 
Leaving Calivo at 6 a.m., we expected to 
ivaoh llmjny by 5 p.m. We had not gone 



ver, when one of our horses gave 
bad to be sent back. Later one 
rgadors, carrying our Bibles and 
me down with chiUs and fever, 
o be sent back to Calivo, while we 
ip another man. Then while 
; a rushing river the horse that 
tonarf was riding was nearly 
I^st of all, the tide came in 
red the trail, and night shutting 
ID us, our party became separated, 
ur party lost the way, so that in- 
coming to Ibajay together, as 
ilanned, we arrived in three divi- 
: cargador at nine o'clock, Secun- 

a very grave sin, for which they could only 
be absolved by doing severe penance; and 
that if they ever did such a thing again they 
would be excommunicated. So terrified 
were the people by this threat that dooia 
were shut in our faces and it was with diffi- 
culty that our cargador was able to get a 
dnok of water. 

At the next barrio we visited that same 
day, less than half an hour distant, we found 
a large congregation already gathered, who 
received the word with gladness and pre- 
pared a sumptuous dinner for our party. 
At nine o'clock that night, in the largest 
barrio of Ibajay, we were also greeted 


I myself at ten-thirly and Sr. 
and the other cargador at two 

f one of the large barrios of Ibajay, 
. Thomas and I were well received 
and where we distributed much 
and literature, the people fled 
IS if we were indeed what we are 
; the priest, " devils." Not a 
»t a pill, would Ihey receive, and 
w children could we gather for a 
Upon inquiry we found that 
?ter our visit last year the parish 
Id these simple people that by 
the Frotestants, their medicine 
- literature, they had committed 

with a congregation Ihat literally packed 
the house, many down below not being 
able to enter because of the crowd, remind- 
ing me of that incident in the life of the 
Lord where Mark says, " And many were 
gathered together, so that there was no 
longer room for them, no, not even about 
the door; and he spake the word unio 
them." After the sen'ice we were given 
a banquet at which the municipal officials 
were present, the missionary being given 
the seat of honor at the head of the table. 
So the work goes on as it did in the days 
of the first disciples; in some places we are 
well received while in others they will not 
receive us or hear our words. 



If we are to win ihis section for ihe Mas- 
ter we must have a missionary stationed in 
' Calivo. Look once more at the size of the 
field, the opportunity and the need. This 
is a distinct district with a large, industrious 
population, speaking a different dialect of 
the Visayan than that spoken in Capiz or 
Iloilo. Calivo town itself with ils many 
barrios bos a population ol more than 
thirty thousand. There are three large 
Catholic churches in the municipality, 
besides four Catholic chapels, but true 
morality or spiritual religion there is none. 
The head priest of Calivo is notorious for 
his loose living and gambling, and Calivo 

town is in sore need of the pure gospel of 
Jesus Christ. 

This is an urgent call. Many Fili|uiiM 
in Calivo and Ibajay said to me, " We 
need and wbh a nussionaiy to be stationed 
here." Our Filipino preachers and church 
here in Capiz realize the need, and last 
Wednesday night made it an object of 
special prayer in our midweek meeting. 
This is the day of opportuni^. This 
field was more open a year ago than it is 
now. Every year the opposition will be 
stronger, the forces of sin and materialism 
more firmly entrenched. We should have 
a man for this field and have him now. 



THE industrial 
school of our 

Jaro b meeting an 
urgent need, in the 
training of a class 
of native leaders 
with American 
ideab and whole- 

manual labor. 
In Ihe numbe 

of baptisms th. 

exceptionally well. TiadM Building 

During the first 

six months of its existence thirty-three 
were baptized. Eight have been baptized 
since the beginning of this school year. As 
a rule these have been from the more 
advanced pupils. 

During the first year we had 100 students. 
When we recall that thirty or forty are too 
young to be expected to make decisions 
with regard to spiritual things, and that 
twenty or thirty are already members of 
Protestant churches, the showing seems all 
the greater. Nor should it be forgotten 
that there has been only one man here lo 
take chai^ of the work, which, from six 
to six, was a constant round. Work 
which may be made to pay for food 


and other expenses 
must be provided 
for all these boys. 
The superintend- 
ent was obliged 
to teach from four 
to five hours, for 
there were young 
men who came to 
receive the benefit 
of teaching from 

Furthermore , our 
teachers were all 

Academic Building VOUng boyS W h O 

rei^uired constant 
oversight, and the work on the buildings has 
lx*n almost constant. While Mr. Renfro 
looked after the work of construction until 
June fifteenth, the buying of materials, 
paying of workmen, etc., fell upon tie 
principal. When we recall these things the 
wonder is that we could hold the boys, to 
say nothing of directing their religious in- 
terest, but we have them this year in in- 
creased numbers and our burdens are like- 
wise increased. We now have one hundred 
and fifty boys in constant attendance. 
There is needed at this time; first, a 
practical man for the work, if a skilled 
carpenter and mechanic so much the better; 
second, a woman teacher for the school. 




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THE big Baptist church Rt Sinvaugan 
has just called as pastor Mutin 
Abysmo, one of the men ordaJaed at 
Jsniway. The Sinwaugan church has 
over 400 membera, many of whom have bad 
but little thorough training, but they have 

one another, and the best of it all is that this 
rudimentary cooperative organization was 
inlroduced on the initiative of the Chris- 
tians themselves, and is managed by them. 
This society has also elected seven poHce- 
whose duty it shall be to see that all 

chosen well, as Abysmo is one of the most membets of the church attend the services 

genuine and spiritual-minded 

This church has introduced some new 
methods and agencies that are of interest. 
A church society has been organized to 
receive contributions of rice, to be kept by 

on time. As the village is a large one and 
some of the houses are scattering, and also 
because human nature here is much the 
same as in other lands, some of the members 
were deUnquent about attending service, 
and others came late. Now the poUce 

a treasurer who is to follow the directions of make the round of the village at service 

a board of trustees as to the use to which the 
rice shall be put. This granary is planned 
to serve as a reserve fund for church mem- 
bers. Whenever any one shall be over- 
taken by a calamity, or otherwise rendered 
needy, such a one may, upon the recom- 
mendation of the trustees, borrow from this 
rice store on easy terms of interest and 
repayment after the trouble shall be tided 
over. The 
privilege o f 

time, and find out who is remaining at 
home, and for what reason. If there he do 
justifiable reason for staying away, they are 
all brought lo service to hear and learn the 
truth. Of course it is only the occasional 
household that needs such measures, and 
the whole church should not be judged in 
the light of the weakness of a few members. 
The system works well and all are pleased. 
It is not till 

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the old Puritan warden'isTalso an arrange- 
ment for keeping peifect'order during the 
service, especially among the hundreds 
of children that fairlf jam the chapel. 
The church sodet; chose these police 
entirely on thdr own initiative. 

None of the neighboring churdbei have 
imitated the move as yet, saying the poicc 
are not needed in their bairioa. But ttm 
are other ^■iIlage■ where the same ^jitaB 
would work well, and perhapa erao is tte 
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We give here an ejctrart (torn a letter recently 
leceived by Rev. A. A. Forshee, of Bacolod, 
P. I., from one of the preachers of his Geld. 
It describes an interesting and sigaiScaat event 
which took place in ttie town of Saravia, where 
we have a chapel. — The Editor. 

preaching and the 
studv of the word of God, this being tlie 
market day in our town. Our subject that 
morning was ihe second commandment. I 
read Exodus SO : 4, 5, and carefully ex- 
plained the passage to the people. After 
the sermon I announced that this was the 
day on which ne would burn the images 
which we formerly worshipped. 

Immediately after the meeting the 
brethren took the images which had been 
put under the table in the chapel during the 
service and carried them out into the 
market-place, where I burned them. The 
following is a list of tlieir names: three 
large wooden imnges of Christ, and one 
small one; two Santo Ninos; one winged 
San Vicente; one Ran Nicolas; two Vir- 
^ns; five pictures of siiinls; one holy belt; 
holy leaves of the jwilin tree. There were 
about three hundr<'d piMjplc in the tnnrket- 
place and tliey 

The old ftofk 
were kI) a,mmj 
except the pni- 
father, who »mw 
what took place 
and told me. 
There were three 
of the children: 
Concepcion, aged seien; Gabriel, four; 
and Crescencia, two. Concepcion said to 
the others, " Let us play meeting." TTie 
others agreed to this and they began hunt- 
ing for things to play with. They came 
upon an old trunk, which they opened and 
found to contain a mass sacrifice, a Catholic 
pra)-er book, some paper crosses and other 
things of hke nature. Then Concepcion 
said, " Let us bum these things up, for if 
we do not then our little brothers and sisters 
will find them and worship them when they 
grow \ip." So Ihe children made a fire and 
Imrned all of the things which thev had 

Sr. Marnvilla wishes to bum his images 
also. They are very expensive ones and 
some Romanists have offered him Ps. 
2,000 («1,000) for them but he does not 
wish to sell them. He saj-s that he 


worship in 

Now I wish 
tell you what hap- 
pened in Sr. Mara- 
%-illa's house on 
the day after this. 


The day will 
never dawn when 
lore will involve 
no sacrifice.— 
Rev. James Grsnt. 




WHEN Mbula, the great Bateke 
chief, died, we aaw his body 
made ready to be carried to 
Mosheao, some fifty miles, to be buried. It 
had been placed in a sitting posture; then 
bolsters of dried plantain or banana leaves 
had been wound around it; and after these,^ 
cloth, a little from every village over which 
he had rule; the whole making a huge 
bundle in the shape of a cylinder four feet in 
diameter and five feet high. This was 
arranged on poles for carrying. A channel 
was left to the mouth of the deceased, for 
the purpose of pouring in palm wine, and 
his friends had chewed kola nut and forced 
it through their teeth near to the same 
channel, as food. We knew it had been 
the custom to kill a man at the funeral of 
such a chief, and so we urged them to bury 
him near his own town, saying that 
Mosheno was a long distance away, and 
that it would be hard work to cut the road, 
besides the probability of trouble on the 
way. "Oh, no! that could never be! 
Mbula must be buried at Mosheno!" The 
reason was that many years ago the first 
Mbula had commanded it, and threatened 
all sorts of ills in case of neglect. They 
earnestly assured us that if Mbula were 

buried near his own town, no children 
would be bom, the streams would be dried 
up, their gardens would be barren, etc. 

When out itinerating in the next dry 
season we saw where the path had been 
cut for the body to pass, but it had pro- 
gressed only a few miles, and a rough shed 
had been made for its protection, far from 
any village. It did not reach Mosheno 
until the middle of the following year. 
The next step was to make a man a chief in 
order to carry out the funeral arrange- 
ments, then money was given to him to 
clear the road and to buy the man to be 
killed. How to do this last without our 
knowledge, was the question. However, 
that difficulty was soon overcome (at least 
they thought so), for the real corpse was 
hidden, and a dummy made to represent it. 
Then some of our young men were called 
to see that no one was killed, and the 
dummy was buried with great display. 
But the young men heard a whisper about 
their having tieen deceived, and so went in 
search and found the original body in a 
wood. They cut off a piece of cloth, hid it 
under their clothes, and made their way to 
the chief. He vehemently denied every- 
thing, but was dumfounded when the cloth 


was produced. He succeeded in pacifjing 
them, and the matter was left over till I 
should return, but the people were much 

When, in the course of my itineration, I 
came to Mosheno, there was Mbula's body, 
all ^Tapped up, under a shed just outside 
the village. I soon found they were 
anxious to have it buried, but everj'one 
denied any knowledge of the dummy and of 
how the original came back to where I saw 
it. I suggested they should dig up the 
dummy and bun' the corpse in ils place. 
and they readily agreed to this. Next 
morning, as soon as our service was over, 
they made ready for the funeral. The 
chief of Mosheno chewed a plant very 
much like our rhubarb, and spat the juice 
upon the corpse. Then he addressed the 
dead chief thus: " Mbula, what have you 
come here for? What have you to do 
with us ? Go to your own people and 
trouble them! Get from my town with 
your sicknesses and your wonders! Today 
is not a rest day, I know, but we bury you 
today because of ' Ntona.' (Billington 
becomes " Bilintoni " at Bwemba, and 
with the Bateke, " Niona.") He is re- 
sponsible for this." He then spat a little 
more, and a gun was fired, and four men 
picked up their burden. A path had been 
cut into a wood, and about forty minutes' 
walk brought us to the bu lying- place. 
The chief in charge of the ceremonies, with 
two of his friends, at once set to work to dig 
up the dummy: it could not be taken out 
whole, but wc found it had iH'.'n ni;idf of 

dried grass, with small ant-hills to make it 
heavy, and then a mat and cloth on the out- 
side. When all was cleared out, the real 
body was put in the same hole. This chief 
also made a short speech to the corpse, 
protesting lo have done his duty, and then 
I tried to improve the occasion by a brief 
address on the vanity of the things of this 
life, including kingdoms, and the certainty 
of death and the resurrection. Near by 
I saw several mounds of former Mbulos, 
and thought to myself, " What a story this 
place could tell!" The rest day mentioned 
by the chief of Mosheno occurs every 
fourth day. The people refrain from 
garden work, fetishes are brought out and 
fed with kola nut, and peculiar things are 
done and spoken. Besides the funeral 
ceremonies described there is generally a 
dance by the witch doctors, which often 
dcM-lops into frenzy and license. [See il- 
lustnition, page 55.] 


UKNllY URUMMOND, whose heart 
beat in love for all the race, says in 
■The City Without a Church;" 
N~i.'xt to it.s love for the chief of sinners the most 
loii^liiiie tiling al>oiit the religion of ChriEt U 
it.s amnzing trust in the least of saints. Here is 
tlic mi(;hlicst ever launched upon this 
enrth. miRhlier than it.s ercation, for it is its re- 
creulion, and the carrjinj; of it out is left, so to 
s|>eak, to haphazard — to individual loyal^, to 
free enthusiasm, to uncoerced activities, to an 
uncompelled response to the pressures «>f God's 





Hub is the fifth of a series of articles dealing 
with the various aspects of the missionary's 
work, under the general title " Phases of 
Missionary Life." The next subject pre- 
sented will be " A Day's Routine." — The 

THE beau^ 
and sym- 
bolism of 
the simple ordi- 
nances Christ 
ordained are the 
mote impres- 
sive when con- 
trasted with a background of heathen 
rites or of Roman Catholic sacerdotalism. 
A missionaiy easily feels the force of the 
contrast between a gross ritualism and a 
simple rite that symbolizes a spiritual fact, 
but it is a very difficult matter to lead the 
heathen convert to appreciate the ordinance 
in its simplicity and to see its true sub- 

any church of any 
creed can take in 
a Roman Catho- 
lic field, if its 
aim be to incul- 
cate and develop 
a spiritual Chris- 
As a minister of the gospel administering 
these ordinances, the missionary's heart is 
bound to be stirred by some of the deepest 
emotions the human spirit can know. As 
one stands in the water baptizing a number 
of carefully chosen candidates into the 
great threefold name of Father, Son and 
Holy Spirit, it is bound to come home to his 
soul that if they can but enter into a living 

In a Roman Cathohc field this difficulty experience of the great reahties suggested 

is very real. To alt ignorant C(^tholics (as 
well as to the educated ones), baptism and 
the Lord's Suppef are mysterious means of 
salvation. A Roman Catholic parent, even 
after becoming a Christian, still feels 
uneasy because the new-born child has not 
had the benefit of a priestly baptism. Even 
candidates for baptism often show an 
intense eagerness for the ordinance and an 
exa^erated estimate of its efficacy in their 
behalf which shows them unfit to re- 
ceive it. The historic Baptist position 
that the spiritual fact typified by the ordi- 
nance must precede its administration Id 
the candidate is the only logical 'position 

by those names the ordinance will prove ti 
be one of the most far-reaching things in 
his life. 

Personally, I remember the day of my 
baptism as the greatest spiritual day of my 
life, up to the lime when I gave myself to 
the missionary's calling. To me it was a 
greater day than that of my conversion; 
God was nearer and my heart was more at 
peace with him. I make it a point to tell 
this to my candidates before baptism, and 
lead them to expect the ordinance to be a 
turning point in their spiritual experience, — 
a vestibule into a deeper and richer life. 

Likewise the lord's Supper can be made 

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ciiii« nf tlir inont profonii(ily heart-stirring 
iNu*nHiitiiM tliiit rvcr roiiicn to n mission 
rluin*li. ( liriitt in itlwitys pn^fMMit nt such a 
\U\\%\ luicl (hr ('hiiHt nmy Iw UhI to realize 
niul kntiw it. 'I'his mTvicT may also be 
niitilo to nhiiiM* itm*lf towartl n prnctioal end 
for tho npirttuiil profit of the |)Artakers. 
Follow up tlir liMtk nt the iM'nutiful face of 
our with n enll for n new and more 
fur renohing tH>niie<Tntion of the heart and 
life in nerviee to hin work. 

*rhe oukH^kem in n heathen land are an 
auuoVAU(V« The erowdji like to assemble 
aiul mi#e at thetn^ ordinanees. In si> far as 
UtU til ttwnx a wt^rthv motive and can bv 
ai^Y meansi W made to work for their 
evaivi^'liMtioiu it is all right. But it 
iHNir()' s|H\ils the elTet^t of ti\e onlinance 
u^v^MV the eA«H)i\Ute« am) ehun^h itself* ami 
(^Mr Ihis n^a^Mi* I trv U\ administer the oidi- 
MAmH^^ if |Hviaiit^« u\ a nnmi as utiK'h a|>art 
^^^»\v Oh^ w\vrKI as was the u^^K^r nxun. 
l>ii Ihis tM\) I hax'e km^wu of mi |^iod 
it^^tls awnrtiii^ di«tvt\x- t%> ai>y one fKua 
the )Hit\K\' admiuistmthui \^ either the 
\M\tiHa\Hv \>f tvn^isiu \vr the S^i|^>er IWoiv a 
ef\^>fc\i I'Vef^ Kaxt\ h\^>fct*\rrx bren s|>)eA> 
\M ^>4nt\Ml vv^utts Kx it^^ \MimtkUt<' and 
c^\^v\^>K fV\MH\ adu^uxiQbUrmx^ the \>«\hn*vicyT» 
K*^N«v v^Ktvitviu* \xnt>i i^ \\\ BKtvx;sjk 

little time I had the care of the Sundav 
school library, and became well ac- 
quainted with Mrs. Howe. The latter had 
a class of girls and was very active in all 
departments of the work at that place. 
After the church building on Merrimac 
Street was opened for services I was a 
frequent attendant and well remember Dr. 
Howe's earnestness while preaching. At 
that time Deacon £. W. Perkins (father of 
the Treasurer of the Missionary Union) 
was a stanch supporter of the work at that 

In later years, when Dr. Howe brought in 
his offering to foreign missions, he would 
frequently indulge in some reminiscences 
of the past. At one time I recall his telling 
me of the long friendship that had existed 
between himself and the late Deacon J. W. 
Converse and the unfailing aid kmg ren- 
dered him in his work by the latter. 

At another time he l e f cfred to a boy he 
brought into his Sunday sdiool, who is 
now a wvahhy cmpitalisi and prominent 
business man in this dtr. 

But his k«g fiuitful hfie hexe has ocHne to 
an end. With what emphasb can it be 
5iud« lie rKts from hk labors, and 
w<«k$ do f^^&w him. — E. P. Coleman 

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"l^/E had an exceedingly interesting 
^ ^ men's meeting this week. The 
subject that we were considering was, 
** What will be the best phase of gospel 
truth to preach to the people as we find 
them here ? " and in order to give us facts 
rather than theories, each one of the men 
was asked to tell just what induced him to 
give up heathenism and accept Chris- 
tianity. Among the motives thi^t had been 
used by Grod to lead them to himself the 
foUowing were given: the fear of hell, the 
uselessness of the religious forms that they 
were practising, the thought that Christ has 
power to save, the beauty of the Christian 
life as seen in those who are Chris- 
tians, God's power showed in answered 
prayer. In one way these testimonies were 
specially valuable to us missionaries. 
Here, where almost every basal fact is only 
partly understood, and where people do 
not know the meaning of God, Sin, Heaven, 
Hell, etc., except in a distorted sense, it 
seems almost absurd to expect results 
from a mere sentence or two. I have felt 
this keenly in the hospital, where in speak- 
ing to individual patients one has time only 
for about so much. Yet of these men two 
had first been led to think seriously of 
Christ by a few words like these spoken to 
them in the hospital, and another had 
caught just about one sentence that was 
used by one of the men in the bazar 
preaching. One man was told to ask 
God to heal him, as our skill would be 
nothing except God gave the blessing. He 
drew the conclusion that he must be very 
iU indeed if that were the case. However, 
he accepted our advice and did pray daily 
to God. The operation on him was quite 
successful. It so happened that in the 
next bed was a man who did not pray at 
all. His case did badly and the man who 
was healed drew his own conclusions. If 
a tree is known by its fruits, his conclusions 
were good, for the other man has died a 
heathen death, while this one is giving 
his life to save others. — A. H. Hender- 
son, M.D., Mongnai. 




"l^/E arrived yesterday at Tavoy and 
^ ^ g!ad we are to be here. The people 
gave us a very hearty reception and already 
we feel quite at home. We believe that this 
is the field where we have been called of 
Grod to labor. The people seem enthusi- 
astic and the opportunity is a critical one. 
Harry C. Leach, Tavoy. 


T AM to lose the Shan helper Dr. Cushing 
'' had with him in school and as a writer 
for fifteen years. He has a large family and 
has struggled with a salary far beneath his 
qualifications. His younger brothers in the 
college receive as teachers twice his salary, 
a part being paid by government grants. 
No grant could be obtained for a writer; 
besides, the Heutenant-govemor will be only 
too glad to have Kham Mun, my writer, as 
his interpreter. I shall feel lost without him. 
Mrs. Ellen H. Cushing, Insein. 



T CANNOT now tell you of the remark- 
* able growth in Christian knowledge and 
character here in this district during the 
past few months. Sunday schools, night 
schools and independent effort to get more 
light seem to be the prevailing thought 
among the people. The sale of books has 
been greater than ever before. The 
spread of the Assamese language as a 
teaching medium has gone beyond my 
wildest expectations ; and this during a 
period of time which might be classed as one 
of " great scarcity of food " and money. 
J. Paul, North Lakhimpur. 


T HAD a letter from Mr. Paul this 
'' morning, wherein he speaks of the 
great opening of work on that side, but 
because of his ill health he has been ad- 
vised to take a change. Where is the man 
to take or look after his work? — O. L. 
SwANsoN, Golaghat. 


||tHE baptist missionary MAGAZINEJ 

■PEETY-FOXJR, including six pupils in 
'- Impur, have been baptized this 
month (November) and a new church 
started at Nokpuimjen. near the Assam 
border. — W. F. Down, Impur. 

nPHE building of our new schoolhouse is 
* nearly completed. We dedicated it 
on Wednesday evening, November 14. 
It is a fine building sixly-two by eighty 
feet, substantially built of stone, brick and 
lime, with first-class Rangoon teak limber 
for the root, the latter covered with cor- 
rugated iron, and the floors of each room 
nicely covered with that best of all Indian 
materials for floors, " Shabad stone." It 
contains twelve classrooms and a large 
assembly hall, and is an ornament lo any 
mission compound. — K. Chute, Palmur. 


WE have had gno<l rains al OnRole and 
tlicrc is prosiH-f't of a gixMl vnt]>. 
Many people in India arc slill on fiimint' 
relief work, liut in a few numtlis we 1i.>|m- 
this will U- a lanil of plnily. Wc havt- 
had a gn-at deal of choliru in the villap's, 
but our Chri.stjniis huve Utd 
protected and the ciisic |H'iiple hiivc siiircrtvl 
much more by the Many lasl.- 
people arc coming 1" llu' Cliri-ilians and 
asking them how to jiray lo llnir c;.i.l wi 
that he may k«-<-p ihiit ili«'riHe Ihrir 
homes. — J. M. Uakmi. <>n( 


IS^E had a delightful vacation on the 
• ' border-land amongst the Tibetans. 
We lived in lents and had an entire change 
and real rest. One of ^e 
features of the camp was 
the fine hot sulphur 
springs, in which we 
enjoyed a daily morning 
bath. Both gmng and 
coming we put in some 
work at the outstatlons 
and for the first time 
used with splendid results 
the ma^c lantern, reach- 
ing outsiders in crowds of 
one thousand and over. 
Of course our small 
chapeb were out of the 
question for such work, 
so we retired to the theatrical stages, 
mostly in temple courts. We sorely need 
some good native helpers, but on tlie 
whole I think our work was never in a 
more healthy condition than it is now. 
H. J. Openshaw, Yachow. 

/~\N November 14 we had the pleasure of 
^^ welcoming Mr. and Mrs. Spacher 
and the new recruits, Mr. and Mrs. Page, 
Miss Traver and Miss Ross. We arevo^ 
glad to have Mr. and Mrs. Speicher haxk 
on their field, to wliich the Chinese have 
given Ihem a warm welcome. The new 
arrivals impress us ion,' favorably and we 
hope for them many years of work hm. 

The railroad from Swatow to Chow- 
cliowfii is an assured fact, and five days ago 
(Xovfmlier 16), passenger trains began to 
run with three trains each way daily. It 
used sometimes to lake us two day« to 
imike Ihf trip of about thirty miles m the 
unlive Ixiats. but we can now make it in 
nUnit iin hour. The distance by rpiil is 
linilHibly somewhat less than thirty miles. 
Tlu- tan' from Chowcliowfu to Swatow is: 
lirst elas* *l .^3, second class sixty cents and 
IliinI elass forty cenls. The fare from 
Swati.w to Chottchowfu is somewhat more, 
lis uiiiivc iKMits will bring passengers down 


the river much more cheaply than they will 
cany them up. If this sectioa of the 
road prorea profitable, as there is every 
indication that it will, it will probably be 
extended to Kiaying. — S. B. Partridge, 


'T'EN were recently before the church for 
* examination. Five of the number 
were accepted and baptized. Afterwards 
fourteen native Christians partook of 
the Lord's Supper. Rejoice with us. 
Thouas Hill, Mukimvika. 


It is reported that the recent visit of the gaek- 
war oF Baroda to America is to bear fruit in the 
eaHy introduction of compulsory educ&tion 
within limita in that state. Twelve hundred new 
schools are to be opened, for which an expendi- 
ture of three and a_half lakhs ot rupees has been 
MUictioned. ' — The Indian Wilnai. 

The Brabmos [adherents of Brehmo Somajl 
' for a theological college and Brahmo 

I part liberal theo- 
logical instruction and to train Brahmo mis- 
sionaries with a view to making provision for 
vigorous canTinf out of theistic work in India 

and abroad. — The Ckriitian Patriot. 

A spirit worthy of emulation is manifested in 
Tshing Tan. China, where it is reported that the 
people have been contributing their poor little 
bits of jewelry to the native pastors, praying 
them to open schools where the older women 
and girls who have not learned to read may go 
and learn, and then go home and help those m 
their homes who also do not know how to read. 
One native pastor received-thirty-nine ear rings, 
fourteen fing^" rings, three silver hair pins and 
two pipes. TTiere was almost a pock collected. 
It is bD the poor women have, and they gave it 
for a purpose. — The American MeiKnger. 

A uosr appropriate movement has been 
started in Chma, looking to the construction 
during the coming year ot an edifice in Canton 
which shall commemorate the landing of this 
pioneer missionai? in that dty a century aince. 
At a. mass meeting held in Hongkong not long 
ago several addr^ses were made and Chinese 
Christiana were asked to make pledges. About 
{7,000 were soon secured, with women the 
largest givers. The design is to rear on a central 
site a large assembly hall, with a libracj, mis- 
sionary museum, gymnasium, etc., the whole to 
be placed under the care of the Young Men's 
Christian Association. — The Mittiotuxry Revieic 
oj the World. 

Left to riiht, (taodinc Hall. WcUca, Stahlbruil, UcDiarmid, Moody. Frederickaon, Msli«er, Bain. Hu 

BtUinftoo; Btttinc: Hooo, . Mn. Uoody, Un. FrederickiuD. Mn. Met*B*r, Mn. Bain. UUI 

1907 61 


OxE of the most notable movements in 
present day missions is the increasing and 
practical interest which laymen are evincing 
in the enterprise. For some time there 
have been laymen officially connected with 
some <^ the boards as secretaries. Such, 
for example, are Mr. Robert £. Speer, of 
the Presbyterian Board, Mr. S. Earl Tay- 
lor, of the Methodist, Mr. John W. Wood, 
<^ the Episcopalian, Mr. H. W. Hicks, of 
the Congregational, and Mr. J. Campbell 
White, of the United Presbyterian. But 
gradually laymen have been taking hold of 
the problem more vigorously. The foreign 
department of the International Committee 
of Young Men's Christian Associations 
has pushed its work until it has grown 
from a minor force to one of the strongest 
influences in mission lands. The Young 
People's Missionary Movement, while in 
close touch with ministers connected with 
the various mission boards, is controUed 
largely by lajrmen. Its general secretary 
is a layman, as are four of the five members 
of its executive conmiittee. In the United 
Presbyterian Church the Men's Movement, 
which, although not exclusively a mission- 
ary movement, is directing its energy 
especially along foreign missionary lines, is 
making a profound impression upon the 
whole denomination. The most recent 
development in the direction of a larger and 
more active participation of la\Tnen in the 
missionary work of the Church is the move- 
ment which is the outcome of the Haystack 
Centennial celebrations. Mention of this 
has bet*n made in a previous issue of the 
Magazine, and also apj)ears in this num- 
ber. The prospect of the visit of many 
leading laymen to Cliina this spring in 
connwlion willi tlie Morrison Centennial, 
whether as a n\sult of tliis movement or 
through other inlhienees. is a most signifi- 
cant step in the same direetion. 

All of tliese tilings augur well for the 
success of tlie foreign mission enterprise. 
Evervthing in missions should appeal lc» 
men; it is a most diUieuIl task; it re^inires 
administrative ability and statesmnnship 
of the highest order; it demands heroie 
devotion and fearhss energy.^ It '\h dis 

tinctively a form of Christian activity 
which should interest men — business 
men, men who are engaged in the hand-to- 
hand and heart-to-heut struggles of modem 
life. With the more general entrance of 
laymen into the enterprise we may expect 
improved business methods, greater energy 
in some directions and larger contributions 
from business men. It is a most encour- 
aging sign. Every mission board must 
rejoice in it. The new movement will not 
mean the discarding of the denominational 
organizations. Missions are the work of 
the churches. The boards are their 
direct representatives and have proven 
conclusively their value. But business 
men are needed by them and wiU be wel- 
comed in the work. The number thus 
engaged is yet too small. There is a large 
place in this work still awaiting the layman. 


The great conflict going on in France 
between the pope and the State has 
natxirally aroused the keenest interest on 
the part of Americans. It involves a ques- 
tion long ago settled for us, but centers 
around a principle dear to every true 
American, the independence of religion 
and the separation of Church and State. 
The OtUiook sums up so well the action 
taken by France that we quote its state- 
ment of what has been decided: 

That the union between Church and State shall 
be severed; that the Roman Cathohc Church 
shall no longer be a pri\41eged religion; that all 
sects shall stand on tiie same footing before the 
law; that Uberty of conscience and frecxiom of 
worship shall be guarantee to all; that the 
gi>venunent will no longer sustain official rela- 
tions with the pope; that the State will retain 
the title to the cathedrals and churches that 
iH'long to it; that it shall freely place these at the 
iiis{X)sition of the different religious bodies; that 
tlie pnuK^rty Monpng to the Afferent sects shall 
Ih' hoUl by their lecal representatives; that no 
ri»lijjion shall he salaried or supported by the 
Stntr; timt the reduction of salaries now paid 
slmll Ih» jrmdual, and that pensions for life may 
ho ^ivon t\)!iditionally to nastors and priests over 
forty-tivo yours of a^-. tiiat the State shall no 
lo!i>;:tT nominate niinistors of religion to clerical 
t»t!ioos. but they are restored to aU their pohtical 



The movement which has resulted in 
this radical yet moderate action had its 
beginning several years ago in the intrigues 
of monastic orders controlling many 
schools. The indignation aroused by the 
revelations developed into a demand for 
the separation of Church and State. 
Bitterness has been shown on both sides in 
the struggle, yet the moderation and fair- 
ness of the government has been remark- 
able, and these qualities have undoubtedly 
helped greatly towards its success. In the 
effort to influence American public opinion 
in favor of the Roman Catholic side certain 
half-way statements have been made 
which Call for correction. For example, 
the conflict is said to be one of free thought 
against Christianity. It is true that 
agnosticism and skepticism are very strong 
in many sections, many Masonic lodges, 
the socialistic organizations and most of 
the members of the government being 
opposed to religion. But the movement 
is far deeper than that. It is political while 
it is religious; it is the expression of a 
desire to be free from ecclesiastical domina- 
tion, whether in religion or in politics. 
Again, it is charged that the new law means 
religious oppression rather than religious 
freedom, as the associations required to be 
formed are contrary to the organization of 
the Roman Catholic Church, which is 
hierarchical. The control of worship by 
societies is, it is true, contrary to the spirit 
of Romanism, although Brunetiere and 
others maintain that the law is no real 
hindrance to organization along hierarchi- 
cal lines. But the rights of government in 
the regulation of the ^control of property 
must not be overlooked. Nor can it be 
forgotten that this is not a contest between 
Roman Catholics and Protestants. Thirty 
of the thirty-eight millions in France are 
Roman Catholics. It is a battle between 
Roman Catholics at Rome and Roman 
Catholics in France. The influence of 
Protestant bodies has not been weak in all 
this struggle. What part Baptists and 
others of similar faith have had in the 
gaining of this larger liberty was clearly 
set forth in the Magazine last month by 
our missionary. Rev. R. Saillens. It is a 
situation that offers the largest opportunity 
for mission work, and our Baptist brethren 


throughout the country are taking full 
advantage of it. 


The Literature Department of the Mis- 
sionary Union is sparing neither time nor 
trouble in preparing leaflets and other 
printed matter that shall be both helpful 
and attractive. It is gratifying to know 
that this material is in demand among the 
churches and that its use is causing in- 
creased contributions in some quarters. 
But the financial returns have not been 
what they ought to be. The literature 
costs much to print, and a great deal of it 
is distributed free of charge. When given 
out at public services, association meetings 
and the Uke, there is much waste, which 
could be prevented by care in returning 
to the Rooms what is not used. The 
churches should meet, more than they now 
do, the cost of this free distribution. They 
are directly benefited and should share the 
expense. Some missionary societies charge 
for all literature sent out in bulk. The 
Missionary Union has not as yet adopted 
such a stringent rule, although a nominal 
price is hereafter to be placed on such litera- 
ture, with the exception of that which is 
clearly of the nature of annoimcement or 

It may be argued that it makes no 
difference whether the cost of literature 
used by a church is met by direct payment 
by that church, or charged to the literature 
expense account of the Union: it amounts 
to the same thing in the end. To a certain 
extent this is true; perhaps either way the 
same amount would be available for the 
work. But one of the most common 
criticisms of the work of the Union is that 
concerning the expenses of home adminis- 
tration. In this the cost of literature is one 
of the largest items. If the expense of 
literature is met by the churches using it, 
this account will be saved; and, moreover, 
the bad effect upon financial contributions 
of the criticisms will by so much be avoided. 
The payment by the churches of the cost 
of the literature used may be considered in 
another light: what is paid for literature 
furnishes means for extending the help and 
inspiration they themselves have received. 




Is it not right that we should expect ade- 
quate return from the distribution of this 
literature in larger offerings to the work f 
Pastors should follow up the printed page, 
and seek to make every piece of matter 


Despatches from China indicate that 
the famine in that country is one of the most 
serious ever known. Unprecedented rains 
during June, July, August and September 
flooded parts of Kiangsu, Chekiang and 
Nganhwei provinces, completely destroy- 
ing the crops in the districts devastated. It 
is said that the flooded territory includes 
40,000 square miles, with a fx>pulation of 
15,OOO,O0n9. Many thousands of houses 
were destroyed, and a number variously 
estimated at from three to fifteen millions 
are facing starvation. Thousands already 
have but one meal a day, and great num- 
bers are living on a gruel made of Ijeans and 
sweet potato leaves. It is expected that 
even this poor food will soon be gone. 
Tens of thousands are on their way south to 
\)eg. Many are even drowning their chil- 
dren, poisoning their aged relatives or 
selling into an awful slavery their little 
girls. The missionaries are doing what 
they can to help. The Missionary Union 
has no work in the famine district, but our 
southern brethren have a mission at 
Chinkiang, on the border of the flooded 
territory, and Rev. T. F. McCrea of that 
board is secretary and treasurer of a mis- 
sionary relief committee. One of the 
most distressing features is that while 
some of the Chinese authorities are trying 
to cope with the situation, many man- 
darins seem utterly heartless in the mat- 
ter, and say, *' Let the wretches die; we 
have too many of them now." On the 
other hand, President Koos(^velt has issued 
a call for aid, and the Red Cross is activelv 
soliciting funds. This is certainly an 
opportunity for Christian Ix'nevoU^nce. 
The American f)eople, in their uni)rcK;c- 
dented prosperity, will not be Ix^hind others 
in extending aid to this suffering people. 
Mr. Chas. W. Perkins, Treasurer of the 
Missionary Union, will gladly forward any 
moneys sent to him for this cause. 



An advance step hiis been isken bv oar 
southern Baptist brethren in the calling of 
Dr. T. B. Ray, of Nashville, Tenn., to 
become educational sedetanr <^ the for 
eign mission board. Dr. Ray is a g^%isuk 
of Georgetown College, Geofgetowii, Ky, 
and of the Southern Baptist Theologicil 
Seminary. Since 18d8 he has been pastor cf 
the Immanuel Baptist Church <^ NashnDe, 
where he has had marked success, fie 
began his senice with the foreign misBoa 
board on November first, and will derole 
himself to educational work among the 
churches, giving special attention to the 
young people. With Dr. Rav eng^iged in 
this work among southern Baptists and 
Rev. J. M. Moore among those of the 
North, there should be greatly increased 
interest and intelligence among the young 
people of Baptist churches north and 
south, regarding foreign missions. 


The reminiscences of Dr. William E. 
Howe, which the Treasurer Emeritus, Mr. 
Coleman, gives us on another page, present 
a vivid portrait of this one who was » 
closely identified with the affairs of the 
Kingdom for so long a period. He was a 
firm believer in foreign missions, as his 
gifts testified, and was most deeply inter- 
ested in the work of the IViissionaiy Union. 
Few are spared for so extended a service, 
yet to shorter lives his was an example of 
faithful devotion and enthusiastic interest. 
Truiv, his *' works do follow " him. 


\\k are glad to note the fine appearance 
which is presented by our neighbor, The 
Missionary Herald, in its new form. New 
type, larger page, double columns, changed 
headings, better paper, a different color of 
rover, new departments, — these and other 
features make the Herald even more wel- 
come than ever. The best, however, is not 
appearance. This is true of the Herald, 
and live editorials, interesting articles and 
helpful suggestions give both pleasure and 








to January 15 there had been 
njeived 75 Prayer Covenant cards 
some of those who are uniting in daily 
r for missions and mission workers, 
is fine. Here are cards from Maine 
from Iowa, from Connecticut and 
Ohio, from Vermont, Massachusetts, 
e Island, New York and other states. 
ill of those who have subscribed for 
ew Prayer Cycle have sent in their 
, and moreover, the Cycles have not 
>ut long; but the number of names al- 
received indicates something of what 
ay expect. A great volume of prayer 
ig up for the work, and this volume is 
ising. Many who have not sub- 
d for the Prayer Cycle will do so, and 

in private devotions, family worship and 
public services will make use of the topics 
suggested. Many who are already using 
the Cycle, and who have not sent in their 
cards, will do so, and join the noble com- 
pany of missionary intercessors. Have you 
sent us your Covenatit card? Are you 
using the Prayer Cycle ? Have you tried to 
induce others to join the prayer circle? 
The plan is nieeting with hearty conunenda- 
tion and will be a great help, both to the 
work and to those who unite in it. Already 
we are planning improvements in the style 
of the Cycle for next quarter. If you 
have suggestions, either as to form or as to 
topics, we shaU be glad to have them. 
Send in your subscription — ten cents. 


BRE are always two sets of influ- 
nces in tidal movements, one above, 
underneath. The moon and sun 

make the tides of the sea, the land 
neath supplies the basis of their 
nents. There are the two influences 
ng together, always interwoven, in 
iward movement of a man*s life: the 

and the lower; the divine and the 
n; what God does, what the man 

These two were meant to work 
ler in full, sweet Tiarmony. When 
do so swing and sing together, the 
58t music of life is made. 
w shall we reach flood-tide, and a 

higher flood? Yield fully to the 

influences. Get into communica- 
ith the power that controls the human 
tides. Be careful to have that com- 
aition complete and full. All life 
I down from above. All power in 
dependent upon a full unbroken flow 
I life above into us. " He that hath 
m hath the life." Let your life and 
me full together, that there may be a 
tflow and no leakages. Be sure that 
ave the Son as Saviour and Master 

and Lover-Friend. Tie up close to Jesus. 
Yield your powers to the mastery of Jesus. 
So much more could be put in here, but 
maybe saying less will make that less stand 
out more sharply. Let the man eager for a 
flood-tide brood over this paragraph, and 
read between the lines, and between the 
words and letters, and then between the 
thoughts of his own heart, for the crux of 
all is here. This strikes the keynote to all 
the after-coveted harmony. 

Having gotten in touch upward and full- 
faced touch, keep your wireless receiver in 
right tune to receive all there is for you in 
the upper currents. Imitate the telephone 
operator, have the receiving instrument 
strapped to the side of your head. Have 
one ear, the ear of your heart, ever open 
upward. Practice listening so you may 
become keen in hearing and quick in 
understanding the messages that come. 
Keep your life open upward so all the life of 
God may find an easy way in. Reckon all 
your powers as the members of an orches- 
tra with every eye on the baton of the 
Master-musician. This is the upper side. 
S. D. Gordon, in The Congregationalist, 






NOT many months ago an article 
appeared in The Standard of 
Chicago raising a protest against 
the distinction in missionary interest and 
teaching whereby we talk and teach of 
" foreign " missions and " home " missions 
as being in some way different in value, 
importance and concept, and arguing that 
the true spirit and method should call for 
the use of and interest in the generic term, 
" missions," shearing it of all distinctions. 
What the appeal of the above mentioned 
article intended to do for a more common 
and united interest in the great work of 
missions, at home, abroad, the few lines 
which follow, it is hoped, may accomplish 
in behalf of a common method of giving 
and raising money for all the work of the 
Kingdom, whether the interest centers in 
the local church expenses, or in the great 
undertakings of our denominational mis- 
sionary organizations. 

The point raised, then, is that of urging 
the adoption of a common method for rais- 
ing money for our regular and established 
work, in the home church or in all the outiv- 
ing fields, even unto the uttermost part of the 
world. But the method ? I have nothing 
of an arbitrary character to suggest, other 
than this: we should adopt for the collection 
of monevs for missions that method which 
has proven most successful in s(»ouring 
moneys for the current home cxikmiscs. 
What is best for the one ought to !h\ and 
undoubtedly is, l)est for the other, if only 
applied as patiently and as faithfully. The 
New Testament and our church covenant 
alike, call for a giving, on the part of each 
member, to all the work of proclaiiin'iig 
the gospel to men. To carry out the .spirit 
of our covenant in these nuUterM most 
churches have made a more or le.H.M faitliful 
attempt. But it can scarcely Iw denied 
that our less faithful effort has been iti the 


matter of gathering moneys for the work 
of missions. Many churches have found, 
adopted &nd followed for many years some 
method in local church finances, which has 
been most successful in meeting the ex- 
penses of the church; and yet they have 
failed, and even refused, to adopt the same 
method for securing contributions for 
missions. My appeal and claim is that, in 
justice to our Lord and his work, in justice 
to ourselves and our church, in justice to 
our opportunities and responsibilities as 
Christian disciples, we ought to adopt for 
our missionary contributions the very best 
and most successful method of which we 
have any knowledge, and imperatively so 
if we have found the method which has 
solved the financial problems in our local 
church. And why not ? Does it not look 
like a selfish interest which leads us to 
adopt the best we have for meeting our 
own needs and expenses, and then using 
and continuing any method (the one, 
perhaps, that is applied most easily and 
conveniently, and has failed most fre- 
quently) for gathering our offerings for the 
interests outside our community ? 

And what is the method which has 
proven most successful in raising the cur- 
rent expenses of the local church? I 
would venture the guess that it is that 
method which has for its leading features 
a regular y proportionate, weekly giving on 
the part of the largest possible number, 
that method which encourages direct giv- 
ing, and the setting aside of the -first of the 
income to the Lord. So confident am I 
tliat this is the most successful method in 
the largest number of our churches in their 
ofTerifigs to local, current expenses, that 
in niy contribution in the June issue of 
this Magazine I shall have something to 
;iay alx>ut it as the best method for mission- 
ary ofTerings. 





OLOWLY but surely the subject of mis- 
^^ sions is taking root in our Sunday 
schools. In some, it is true, the seed has 
scarcely begun to germinate, and in many 
there is still little development, but in 
others there is already a plant of sturdy 
growth. Uncongenial soil is the chief 
difficulty encountered by those who would 
plant the missionary idea in ou/ schools. 
** Cannot spare a minute of time"; "Too 
many things already on hand"; "What! 
study missions in the Sunday school? 
Why, that is the place to study the Bible !" — 
these and other expressions are conunonly 
uttered by superintendents and teachers, 
who have not yet learned that Sunday 
schools cannot justify their existence except 
as they become centers of missionary 
thought and activity. Sunday schools 
should not exist for themselves, nor simply 
for the purpose of furnishing routine in- 
struction in a book. All that a Sunday 
school furnishes its pupils should tend to 
their moral and spiritual development, and 
their enlistment in Christian missionary 
cuiivity. This latter is the end and aim of 
it all: the enlistment of men, women and 
children in the work of helping the King- 
dom to come in every heart, in every family, 
in every nation. 

If Booker T. Washington's statement is 
true, and we beUve it is, that " the strongest 
and happiest men and women are those 
whose usefulness extends to all people, 
regardless of race or color," then it is 
equally true that Sunday school leaders 
who fail to start their children in a way to 
enjoy this " strength and happiness " are 
guilty of great moral fault. 


I. Set apart the entire collection of one 
or more Sundays in the year for missionary 
purposes. A Sunday might be given to 
each of four or five principal objects; or 
the entire sum thus gathered during the 
year might be apportioned to the various 


objects of beneficence, according to a per- 
centage to be agreed upon by the officers 
and the school. 

n. Devote a certain percentage of each 
Sunday's offering to missionary purposes. 
The amount thus secured could be appor- 
tioned to the various objects. 

ni. Let the school use the weekly 
envelope system. Each member of the 
school could be asked to take a set of 
numbered envelopes and make a definite 
pledge as to the amount each would be 
willing to give per Sunday. The details of 
this plan would be the same as those in the 
plan adopted by many churches for gather- 
ing their beneficent contributions (the 
same as for church expenses). The Tem- 
ple Baptist Church in Philadelphia (not 
Dr. Conwell's Temple) uses .the duplex 
envelope in both church and Sunday 

rV. Collection boxes or envelopes may 
be given to the classes, in which to gather 
voluntary contributions for the various 
beneficent causes. These boxes or en- 
velopes could be used in several ways. 
For example: those for a particular cause 
could be kept in circulation for a definite 
number of months. After they were with- 
drawn, another set for another cause could 
be given to the classes; and so on through- 
out the year until all the causes had been 
provided for. Another plan would be to 
have a special box or envelope for each 
class, in which voluntary contributions 
could be gathered for all the objects, the 
amount thus raised to be divided according 
to such percentage as the officers and school 
might adopt. Other methods of using 
boxes and envelopes will naturally sug- 
gest themselves to the officers of schools. 

V. A good method for securing contri- 
butions to foreign missions is that provided 
in the " Dollar Bond " furnished by the 
American Baptist Missionary Union. This 
same method, modified, could be used for 
other objects as well. 

VI. Still another method is that de- 
scribed in the Magazine for November, 
1906, page 444, entitled " A Presbyterian 




'T^HE o£Scen of the Missionary Union 
-^ are in heartr accord with the wish so 
generally expressed, that in connection 
with the anniversaries in Washington neict 
May opportunity should be given for con- 
sidering the formation of a general organi- 
zation of northern Baptists. Accordingly, 
the joint committee on Anniversaries, 
representing the Missionary Union and the 
Home Mission Society, have left free the 
morning and afternoon of one day of the 
week, for such a meeting. Plans for this 
meeting are being arranged by a conunittee 
consisting of representatives of the two 
societies named and two brethren from the 
association in Chicago which first proposed 
the meeting. 


WE expected to publish this month 
Dr. Mabie's itinerary of his tour 
in the Far East in connection with 
the Morrison Centenaiy at Shanghai. He 
expected to go directly to the Philippines, 
then visit Canton and our South China 
missions, thence go to Japan for the meet- 
ing of the World's Student Christian Fed- 
eration. From Japan he intended to re- 
turn to attend the Shanghai Conference 
and visit our East and Central China 
Missions, then home, stopping at our Japan 
missions on the way. But on the eve of 
his departure from Boston Mrs. Mabie 
was taken ill, necessitating a postponement 
and rearrangement of his plan. Mrs. 
Mabie's illness does not promise to be 
serious, and Dr. Mabie expects to leave a 
little later. He will not In? able to visit 
the Philippines, but ex|>octs to go to the 
missions in China and Japan. His itin- 
erary will be published noxl monlli. 

It is hoped that a lnrj^» niinilHT of hiy- 
men and ministers niny Ih» able to join Dr. 
Mabie on his trip, attending the slndont 
conference in Tokyo from April 8 to 7, the 
conference of our China niissioiiarieM in 
Shanghai from April 'iO to Ji/i. and thr 
Morrison Centenary Conference from April 
25 to May 6. After the Shanghai con- 
ferences opportunity will l)e afforded thoNc 


who go to visit our missions in East, South 
and Central China, as well as Japan, mak- 
ing a careful investigation of the work. It 
should be understood that all Baptists, 
ministers and laymen, are invited to join 
the party. There should be a large dele- 
gation. All who plan to go should oone- 
spond with the Treasurer of the Missionary 
Union, Mr. Chas. W. Perkins, Ford Build- 
ing, Boston, Mass., who will furnish infor- 


T^HE foiurteenth Conference of Foreign 
-^ Missions Boards in the United States 
and Canada was held in Philadelphia on 
Januaiy ninth and tenth. The conference 
was entertained by the Board of Foreign 
Missions of the United Presbyterian Church 
and sessions were held morning and after- 
noon during the two days. Among the 
topics discussed were The Force Needed for 
the World's Evangelization, The Inde- 
pendence of the Native Church, The Press 
and Missionary Intelligence, and The 
Next Ecumenical Conference. Secretary 
Barbour of the Missionary Union presented 
the report of the Conmiittee on Russia; 
other speakers were Honorable S. B. 
Capen, LL.D., Rev. A. W. Halsey, D.D., 
Rev. Henry N. Cobb, D.D., and Rev. J. B. 
Devins, D.D. 


ON the day preceding the meeting of 
the Conference of Foreign Missions 
Boards in Philadelphia, the Laymen's 
Missionary Movement held a dinner at the 
Hotel Walton, at which a large number of 
influential business men were present. 
Mention was made last month of the men's 
meeting in New York, at which the move- 
ment originated. At the dinner Dr. W. 
W. Keen, President of the Missionar}- 
Union, was chairman, and the speakers 
wen* Bishop Bashford of China, Honorable 
J. A. Beaver, Honorable S. B. Capen, Mr. 
Bol)ort K. Speer and Mr. J. Campbell 
White. The secretaries of the foreign 
missionary boards were special guests. 







'T'HE value of the Magazine in the 
*- preparation of missionary programs is 
illustrated by the following outline of a 
program presented in the Pilgrim Baptist 
Church, Brooklyn, New York, of which 
Rev. Drew T. Lyman is pastor. The pro- 
grams which appear in the Magazine each 
month are based upon the material in that 
issue. How an original program can be 
prepared along the same line is indicated in 
that which we give here. 


What about thb Importance, History 
AND General CHARAcrER of our Work in 
Burma, appeals to me as of Thrilling 

1. History. 

a. Be^[inmiigs — Judson. Missionary Mag- 
azine, Sept., 1906. P. 359. 

b. Development and Present Status. Annual 
Report, 1905-1906. Pp. 55, 67. etc. Mis- 
sionary Magazine, Dec., 1906. P. 478. 

2. Importance. Missionary Magazine, Sept., 

1906. P. 851. 

3. General Character OF Work. 

a. Self-support. 

b. Education. Annual Report, 1905-1906. 
Pp. 57, 60, 61. Missionary Magazine, 
May, 1906. P. 178. 

r. Open Doors. 

(1) At Kengtung. Missionary Maga- 
zine, July, 1906. P. 269. Missionary 
Magazine, June, 1906. P. 235. 

(2) The Atinakur Revival. Missionary 
Magazine, Feb., 1906. P. 47. 

(3) A Noble Worker. Helping Hand, 
Oct. 6. P. 11. 


TN one of the churches in the Southern 
'^ District a mission studv class has been 
organized composed of teachers in the 
Sunday school. As District Secretary 
Dobbins suggests, "This is one of the hap- 
piest ways of getting missions into the 
Sunday schools." Every school ought to 
have just such a class. None would be 
more interesting and profitable. 

The Brown Memorial Congregational 
Church, Philadelphia, have decided to 
devote January and February, 1907, to 
the study of missions, having selected the 
topic " Immigration." They will use as 
text-books, " AUens or Americans " and 
** Coming Americans." During November 
and December the teachers were in training 
for this special work. 

St. Greorge's Episcopal Sunday School, 
New York, with 2,00l0 members, has a 
post-graduate department, into which the 
pupils graduate at eighteen years of age. 
This department will take up the study of 
missions during the coming year. 

The little Baptist Church at North 
Stratford, N. H., has a Woman's Mission 
Study Club. This club has become the 
center of the social life of the women in 
the community. Instead of meeting for 
whist or bridge, as in some places, these 
women gather fortnightly for a social time 
and the study of missions. A large pro- 
portion of the women in the village belong 
to the club, including Baptists, Methodists 
and Episcopalians. 





Scripture Reading and Prayer. 
Our Stations and Workers. See 

Handbook, Annual Report^ and recent 

numbers of the Magazine. 
A Year of Success. 

1. Hindrances. Pp. 46, 52. 

2. Evangelistic Work. Pp. 46. 47. 

3. Schods. 

(a) The Industrial School. Pp. 48, 52. 
(6) The Home School. P. 47. 
(c) The Bible Institute. P. 48. 


4. Publication Work. P. 49. 

5. Medical Work. Pp. 49. 50. 

A Typical Evangelistic Tour. 
50 tf. 


Practical Philippine Christianity. 

1. In the Church. P. 53. 

2. In Individuals. P. 54. 

VI. Prayer. 

Recent Leaflets on the Philippines published 
ings in the Riilippine Islands," " Miguel Gulergom " 
last-named is in the Historical Series, 10 cents a copy. 


by the Missionary Union are " New Open- 
and " Missions> in the Philippines." The 




Lesson VI. Gen. 12: 1-8. Feb. 10 

Abrakam Called lobe a Bletnng 

What BlesdogB are for 

And I will blw tlue, aoi DUki th* nama srut. uid 
then (ball b« > btMriac ... and in tbM ahall all 
the famUiw ol tha aaxth ba hlMaed. Va. I, >. 

AX/HAT buDglers we are at learning 
* and adopting some of the simplest 
lessons about God's purpose for the world, 
and the way he wants us to work it out. 
Here we are trifling with a great funda- 
mental principle of humanity, calling it 
" altruism " and otherwise bewildering 
ourselves with big names, when God 
taught it to Abraham about four thousand 
years ago, and wrote it in stars of change- 
less light on the midnight sky: "I will 
bless thee, and thou shalt be a blessing." 
That is what a blessing is for, not to hoard 
up, but to use in blessing others; but we 
cannot seem to learn it. 

Take, for instance, the greatest blessing 
God ever bestowed upon humanity, the 
blessing that God meant when he was talk- 
ing to Abraham; what are we doing with 
the blessing that comes to us with the gift 
of Jesus Christ i Are we seeing to it that 
all the families of the earth are having 
a share in that blessing? 

Well, no, we are not, — not in any ade- 
quate degree. This country is so proaper- 
ous that it amazes the foreigners that conte 
here to visit ua. And yet in the midst 
of all this very great proaperify, the 
streams of blessing that flow out to all the 
families of the earth are actually growing 
smaller! This very golden year of blessing 
our Missionary Union has to talk about 
retrenchment! Roll backward four thou- 
sand years, O Time in thy flight, and let 
us see if we can take in the truth that God 
revealed to Abraham. Read, everybody, 
those articles on " Unreached Tribes " and 
" Open Doors " in the December Maga- 
zine. Let us do these things quickly, and 
begin to give as the Lord has prospered us, 
for there is nothing so fatal as the endeavor 
to use the blessings of God for ourselves 

Lesson VII. Gen. IS: 1-13. P«b. 17 

As Wicked as Sodom 

But the men of Sodom wen wicked aod rinnari before 
tb« Lord Mceedlntlr. Va. 13. 

A FEW years ago a Hindu of some sort 
■'' of religious 


political exaltation 
as Rummon Loll in 
" The Newcomes ") 
visited America, and 
criticised our insti- 
tutions and reli- 
gion. "In Ameri- 
ca," he said, " your 
life is at the surface; 
in lodia we live life 
at its depths." In 
the last part of his 
statement he was 
no doubt correct, 
but the "depths" 
are the depths of 
Sodom. Not only 
in India, but in 
every land where 
Christ is unknown, 
the tendency of 
religious and moral 
teaching is to 


drawn. We need 




e things 


clearly, not 


we may 


to see these 



Imed like 


m, but that 


create a grade of life like that which 
was overwhehned in Sodom. This is 
seen in many of the objects of worship, 
which make the people familiar with every 
form of vileness from childhood; it is seen 
in the forms and rites of worship in many 
heathen temples. That expression, " sin- 
ners before the Lord," describes the atti- 
tude of heathenism with the exactness of a 
photograph. There is no concealment or 
shame about the most flagrant forms of vice. 
R«Ugion and devotion to the needs of 
parents are both held as common and 
sufficient reasons for the degradation of 
womanhood. Inhumanity in many forms 
is as prevalent in heathen countries as it 
was in Sodom. Mr. Ward, one of the 
early missionaries 
to India, wrote that 
the people thought 
nothing of watching 
those who had fal- 
len into the river 
while they drowned. 
It was considered 
*' unlucky " to res- 
cue any one from 
drowning, and It 
is 90 considered 
today in more than 
one heathencounlry . 
The descriptions 
of the abominations 
of heatheoism by 
Ezekiel, Isaiah and 
Paul 'are not over- 

and purify the 
Sodoms of the 

Lesson Vm. Gen. 15: 1, 5-16. Feb. 24 

God's Covenant vntk Abraham 

Against Discouragement 

And ha uld unto hlsi, I un tlM Lard tlul brouht 
thH out of Ur of the CbaldMh to cln IbM thli land 
to iabarit it. V*. T. 

TT is a good thing sometimes to realize 
* how deep and strong our foundations 
are in this work of bringing all nations to 
the one true God, a work which the unbe- 
lieving world has laughed at as impossible. 
Several of these current lessons have some- 
thing lo teach us on this point. These 
foundations go down deep into the history 
of God's providence and purpose, as far 
down as God's promises lo Abraham. 



When wo f^rnnp this fact, it links the past, 

I>rrMtMit uiui fiiturt* of missions in an un- 
mtkou rlmin, and the element of time, 
whieh tronhles ami (lis(x>n rages us so often, 
iiT%\\Mi out of sight. 

Many of those who have gone as mis- 
nionarios in nuxlern times have shown that 
they |Hwse*setl this confidence in the 
iiriMuise of (uxi, ** to give thee this land to 
uiherit it." The su|H»rh waiting of Judson 
IWore the first ixwvert was luiptiEed in 
llunua was siniply the first of many such 
exan»plt\H» and what Judson did his suc- 
ew3H\rs in the work among B\inuan Bud- 
dhists havf to do tixlav. B\irman Bud- 

dhisiii has even >^t vieldtHl luit a little to 

« * 

IW |!\w|>eK But theif is the promise* ** to 
|{i\t» thee the UihI to inherit it/* It is 
K^tiv«hii^5» t\HK to see the attitude of our 
mi»k^iumes in Imlia itfsanling the pn>b- 
Vmw \^ t>astt^^ lliey sim|Uy n^fus>e to he 
^ti^ix^n^si^l: they Keliex*^ the tinHf is com- 
ing xirheii this aiH'^ient bomisige shall be 
bi\>ky^« ami the |¥x^^ shall go fn^e. 
We H^xt" Keen «ceusl\Miw\l to a(>pe«U for in- 
lefvttt i^ tKe gWHiiHi \^ the succ«tsi of 
HM^si^^ns^; il is tinie (Vvr us K> l;jike a hi^eher 
sIaihIv K^ J^^ (\vr««f\l x^ith vxHinii^ and un- 
>ii*xrfti^ •imU Ufx-tixise \^ the ^nt>^t ^\wk 

A4aHt4 tv^ all 1Uik«k» 

A;iMi %&kt l^>t «M^ ;^^llka I Vpitr I^Mn JlH«lMMft yUmi 

mission work, they teach repeatedly the 
very foundation principle of all mission 
work, Grod's purpose to bless the whole 
world through Christ. There are ever so 
many more " missionary *' lessons in the 
Bible than most people imagine. The 
reason why Grod comes so near to Abra- 
ham is the great fact that all nations of the 
earth are to be blessed in him. Make that 
point prominent. Bring out the point also 
that the wonderful blessing for the world, 
which had its origin in the loving heart of 
God, is adapted to all nations. Not one 
has ever been found which cannot be 
blessed and uplifted by the gospel. In 
spite of all racial differences, the gospel of 
Christ meets the wants of all. Here is a 
significant passage from a missionary's 
letter about a revival in Podili, Indiia: 
** This re\-ival is verv similar in everv wav 
to the revi\-al in Wales and other places, 
yet none of our people know anything 
about the rrvivab thm except from the 
most meager accounts. Confession of sin 
is about the last thing a Tehigu will come 
tow and yet that was the chief part of the 
meeting. Quarrel were made up, and 
husbands and wttr pnbliclT asked pardon 
of each other. All this is the farthest 
ptwssable fK«n the nalnre of these people. 
No one cottki have w atc hed the work and 
ivmain uncoarioced that it was of the 

Now. $upf^>»V ihe word ** Teluga '' 
lud Kfvc «e^ oct o£ that passage, could 
a&v ocae cvadiBc ^t teil ia what ooontrr that 

iv^t\:A: w:fe$ SYw:v5Si*C. wnetner in 
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SDisTBicT Secretary A. W. Rider, of 
the Pacific Coast District, recently met 
with a deep loss in the death of his father, 
at the ripe old age of ninety. 

SFoR Sale. Two beautifully mounted 
leopard skin rugs. Proceeds for the bene- 
fit of missionaries' children. Address the 
Baptist IVIissionary Magazine, Box 41, 
Boston, Mass. 

fiA LETFER from Rev. N. C. Parsons, who 
with Mrs. Parsons sailed from New York 
for South India in December, reports a 
stormy passage across the Atlantic. Both 
are well, however, and are looking forward 
eagerly to their work. 

!IA LETTER from Rev. D. A. W. Smith, 
D.D., written on shipboard in the Mediter- 
ranean, reports a rough passage across the 
Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay, but on the 
whole a pleasant and comfortable trip. 
Mr. and Mrs. Mosier and Miss Crooks 
were with Dr. and Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. 
E. O. Stevens joined them in Liverpool. 
Dr. and Mrs. Kirby were to join the party 
at Port Said. Among their fellow passen- 
gers were two missionaries of another 
board, bound likewise for Burma. 

SOn another page announcement is made 
of the new sketch in the Historical Series, 
" Missions in the Philippines, " now ready. 
The appearance of this leaflet is especially 
timely just now. Many of the women's 
classes studying "Christus Redemptor" 
will be considering the Philippines during 
this month and next, and our new pam- 
phlet will be a great help. The special 
topic in the Magazine for February, Our 
Pacific Possessions, of course includes the 
Philippines, and emphasis will be laid upon 
our work there. "Missions in the Philip- 
pines" will be a fine supplement. It can 
be obtained for ten cents from the Litera- 
ture Department, American Baptist Mis- 
sionary Union, Ford Building, Boston, 



"^ *• of Secretary Mabie, has severed her 
connection with the IVIissionary Union after 
about ten years of faithful and efficient 
service. For the last few years she has 
especially assisted in editorial work. While 
she will be greatly missed at the Rooms, the 
Magazine extends hearty congratulations 
upon the bright future which has opened to 
her, and in which she will find scope for 
exercising her gifts in the home rather than 
in the office. Before entering upon this 
new relationship, however, Miss Mabie 
will accompany her father to the conference 
in Shanghai, China, visiting en route some 
of our mission stations in Japan and the 
Philippines, where she will have the 
dehghtful privilege of meeting at their work 
many of those with whom she has had 
pleasant relations at the Missionary Rooms. 


/^UR work in Burma has met with a 
^-^ great loss in the death of Miss Isa- 
bella Watson, for thirty-nine years a 
devoted missionary to the Karens. Death 
came as a welcome release, after months of 
suffering borne with the patience and 
resignation characterizing her whole hfe. 

Miss Watson was one of the few single 
women sent out by the Missionary Union 
before the organization of the Woman's 
Societies, sailing from Boston in December, 
1867. For the greater part of her mis- 
sionary life she labored in the Sgaw Karen 
Normal and Industrial Institute at Bassein. 
On her return to Burma from furlough in 
1903 she was assigned to Shwegyin, residing 
at Papun in company with Miss Ilawkes. 
Although her work was done amid much 
weakness and pain, the result of an injury 
received on her first voyage to Burma, she 
carried her full share of the work and 
burden of the school and hundreds of girls 
remember with gratitude the patient, 
loving training they received from her. 

A woman of unusually clear insight and 
good judgment, her coworkers found in her 
a valuable counselor as well as faithful 
friend, with loving thoughtfulness for all. 







I also give and bequeath to The Amebican Baptibt Mmsionart Union 

dollars for the purposes of the Union, as si>ecified in the Act of IncorporatioQ. 

And I hereby direct my executor (or executors) to i>ay said sum to the Treasurer of said Union, taking his 
receipt therefor within months after my decease. 


T also give, bequeath, and devise to The American Baptist Mibsionart Union one certain lot of land 
with the buildings thereon standing (here describe the premises with exactness and particularity) to be held 
and possessed by the said Union, their successors and assigns forever, for the purposes specified in the Act of 


If you wish to be your own executor, the Missionary Union will receive at any time such sums as you may 
wish to give and pay a reasonable interest during life. The bond of the Missionary Union is an unquestionable 
security. Correspondence upon this matter should be addressed to the Treasurer. 




Income from Investments 
Annuity Bonds Matured 






$175,227.97 $190,549.12 












Debt of the Union April 1, 1906 $43,037.21 

Schedule of Appropriations for 1906-7 585,755.56 

Additions to Schedule to December 31, 1906 39,105.15 

Further additions to Schedule as directed by donors — specifics .... 4,947.89 


Total receipts to December 31, 1906 175,227.97 

Amount needed to balance, March 31, 1907 $497,617.84 


Note. — For the purpose of savinf space in this report of donations all titles, such as ** Rev." and '* D.D.,'* 
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Cambridge. Ist Y. P.. . 5 00 

Wakefield, Ist ch 50 89 

Manchester B. U.. t. s. 

Law Peh, c. T. 

Johnson 12 50 

Springfield. BUghland 

ch 57 80 

WoUaston, 1st ch., t. 

8. J. C. Robbins 27 25 

Holliston ch 10 00 

Vineyard Haven, Ist 

ch 35 33 

Fltchburg, Ist oh 35 00 

Brookville 8. 8 7 91 

Salem. 1st ch 100 00 

N. Adams, Ist 8. 8., 

for Garo Mission, 

Assam 40 00 

Fall River, Teinple C. 

E.. t. s. C. E. Tomp- 
kins 25 00 

Winihrop, 1st 8. 8.. 

Miss Alloe Spear's 

class 2 13 


Barnstable Jr. Society, $ 51 

Hyannisch 5 00 

Weston ch 12 16 

Wobum Y. P., t. s. J. 

C. Robbins 6 25 

Boston, Rucgles St. 

oh., Lettish^ Branch 

W.S 15 00 

Charlestown, Bunker 

HiUch 40 


The donation of $8.36 received 
in November from Shelburne 
Falls oh., should have been 
reported under Massachusetts 
instfMtd of New Hampshire. 


Pheniz C. E., for 

Toungoo $6 25 

Providence, Jefferson 

Ot. 0. D. lo UU 

Providence, Cranston 

St. oh 3 00 

E. Providence, 2d oh. . 9 73 
Tiverton, Central B. 

U., forShaohsing..'. 6 25 

Newport, 1st 8. 8 3 25 

Edgewood, A. A. L 50 00 


Bosrah, Istoh $24 88 

Stamford. 1st B. U 5 00 

Bristol ch 97 00 

Suffield. 2dch 5 00 

Waterbxiry, Ist C. E., 

forNellore 70 00 

Hartford, Memorial ch. 5 50 
Hartford, Ist 8. 8., for 

wk.inPhU.Ids 15 00 

Canton ch 5 00 

Meriden, Ist 8w, ch. . . 23 00 

Bristol. Mrs. G. 8. Hull, 2 00 

New London, Ist C. E., 10 00 
Middletown B. U.. for 

Turasta 21.00 

Hartford, a friend, $1 

t. s. J. L. Dearins. 

and $1 for A. H. 

Page 3 00 

EastLymech 5 00 

NEW YORK, $3 957 77 

Batavia, a friend $102 25 

Oswego. Ist Jr. B. U. . . 1 00 

Ballston Spa B. U., 

t. 8. C. W. Briggs. 

Jaro 5 00 

New Baltimore, 1st 

ch., for wk. of Dr. 

Thomas 7 45 

Hancock S.S 10 00 

Cato, J. Arthur Jones 

and family 5 20 

Stepbentown, Mrs. 

Elnathan Sweet 40 GO 

Cheektowaga C. E., 

for Rangoon 1 00 

Syracuse, Ist ch 105 00 

Syracuse, Ist S. S., 

Philathea Bible 

class, t. wk. of .1. 

Taylor 25 00 

Syracuse, Ist C E., t. 

wk. of S. R. Vinton . 25 00 

Wyoming, John A . 

Strayhne and fam- 
ily 5 00 

Buffalo, Hunt Ave. 

ch 4 28 

Buffalo. Ist C. E 10 00 

Buffalo, Maple St. S. 

8., Sunbeam class, 

for Podili sta 6 25 

Averill Park, Mrs. T. 

E. Saxby 5 00 

Tottenville, South C. 

E., for Tura $5 00 

Walesvillech 5 40 

Mt. Visions. 8 3 00 

Springville, 1st 8. S., 

t.s. 8. R.Vinton.. . 10 00 

Springville, 1st ch 25 10 

Hudson, 1st S. 8.. for 

the Gospel Ship .... 5 00 

Granton, Augustus 

Flowers 20 00 

New York, Memorial 

oh 1000 00 

New York, Henry H. 

Grimm, t. s. C. B. 

Antisdel 30 00 

New York, Ralph L. 

Cutter, t. s. Dr. db 

Mrs. Huntley 200 00 

New York, Alexander 

Ave. ch., $25 for 

Bansa Manteke, $25 

for Sandoway 50 00 

Cuba 8. 8.. Bliss Butt's 

class, for wk. at 

Capis, 0. Miss M. 

Suman 25 00 

Cambridge oh 5 00 

CatskUl. 1st ch 31 09 

Westville, a friend 10 00 

Jamaica, Richmond 

HillCE., for Tura. 6 25 

Ontario Society, t. s. 

P. A. McDiarmid ... 43 25 

Bavaria ch 4 50 

Perry, Ist C.E., $12 33 

for station, c. E. T. 

Welles; $12 33 for 

station, 0. L. W. 

Jackman;. and 50c. 

for station, c. G. R. 

Dye 25 16 

Cubach 181 75 

Binghamton, Calvary 

Buffalo, Fillmore Ave. 

ch 10 00 

Buffalo, Glenwood Ave. 

ch 7 85 

Buffalo. Michigan St. 

ch 1 00 

Delavan ch 8 00 

Sardinia ch 411 

Arcade ch 20 00 

Strykersville ch 3 10 

EdenY.P 3 00 

HollandS.S 1 67 

Freesburg ch 10 50 

N.Comingch 10 00 

Oxford STS 25 00 

Oxford ch 2 00 

Aftonch 13 50 

Coventry ch I 00 

Sherburnch 10 00 

Cortland, 1 st ch 105 54 

Cortland, 1st S. S 25 00 

Homer S.S 10 00 

Buckingham ch 3 16 

Deposit ch 26 00 

W. ColesvilleS. S 1 32 

Beekmanch 10 00 

Plattsburg, 1st ch 4 00 

Middlebury. 1st ch 1 00 

Pavilion ch 38 00 

Portageville ch 10 00 

Lows Corners ch 3 20 

Kingston, Wurts St. 

ch 198 90 

Catskillch 10 50 

Mechanicsville ch 15 05 

Valley Falls ch 13 92 

Hudson River North 

Asso. Y. P., for 

Groesbeck fund 344 88 

N. Chester ch 7 12 

Lima S.S 5 00 

Brooklyn. Pilgrim 

ch 15 91 

Brooklyn, Washington 

Ave. oh 100 00 



Brooklyn, Bedford 

Heiebtsch $17 99 

Brooldyn, Strong 

Place Y.P 16 00 

Brooklyn, Sixth Ave. 

ch 35 86 

Morrisville ch 5 00 

Madison S.S 16 00 

S. Hamilton S.S 3 00 

Akron S. S 5 00 

Vernon ch 3 60 

Tullych 6 00 

Baldwinville ch 18 48 

N. Syracuse ch 5 00 

Fabiusch 7 00 

HoUeych 20 88 

Morris S.S 2 25 

W. Edmeston ch 8 15 

W. Edmeston S. S 1 00 

W. Edmeston Y. P 5 00 

Charleston ch 5 88 

Westerloch 5 35 

Westerlo Y. P 2 50 

New York, Harlem 

ch 5 00 

New York, Ascension 

S.S 5 17 

New York, Ascension 

ch 16 31 

New York, Central 

S.S 4 00 

New York, Creston 

Ave. ch 10 00 

New York, Calvary 

ch 196 14 

New York, Calvarj* 

ch., for Cotton fund, 

0. W.C.Mason 50 00 

New York, Tottenville 

ch 7 17 

New York, North Y. 

P., for Loikaw 12 50 

New York, Mariner's 

Harbor S.S 26 00 

New York, Mt. Morris 

ch 45 00 

New York, Hope Y. P.. 1 08 

New Rochelle S. S 35 00 

Berlin ch 10 65 

Mrs. R. Ealdon, for 

wk.,c.H. Richards. 100 00 
Mrs. R. Ealdon, for 

wk. at Ongole 100 00 

Eva Palmer, for wk., c. 

Dr. Crumb 6 25 

Henry Parsons 5 00 

U.S. Crozier 2 00 

NEW JERSEY. $20x 6i 

Milburn, Mrs. C. 11. 

Vincent, t. s. Gopal, 

c. E.G. Phillips $10 00 

Summit ch 8 00 

Manahawkin ch., fur 

wk. among the Chins, 4 76 

Harrison Y.P 5 00 

Bayonne. iPt ch 13 20 

Butler S.S 2 87 

Paterson, Union Ave. 

S.S 6 95 

Rutherford S. S 10 00 

Marlton ch 11 30 

Atlantic City, 1st ch. . . 46 00 

Burlington, Ist S. S., 

Mrs. Hall's clas.*;, t. 

8. n. p., c. Dr. Hen- 
derson 6 25 

Prenchtown Jr. B. 11.^ 1 45 

Bridgeton, Berean ch.. 47 48 

Bridgeton, Berean 

Bible School 5 80 

Salem, Mem'l ch 22 55 

PENIfSYLVAinA, $2 030 42 

Cross Fork ch., Nellie 

E. & Vera Duncan . . $1 00 

WilUamsport, Mrs. 


Telmerch, for Capt. 

Bickel's work $10 00 

Sacramento, C. L. 

Schubert, for do. ... 6 10 
Montrose, S. A. Daw- 
ley 4 00 

Slippery Rock, Nancy 

Patterson 6 00 

Erie S. S.. Mr. My^i's 

class, for Podili 6 00 

Cross Fork ch 9 00 

Turtle Point ch 1 60 

Ellwood City ch 6 39 

New Castle, Emman- 
uel ch 11 40 

Hallstead C. E.. t. s. 

Kyan Tha, c. I.. W. 

Cronkhite 25 00 

Middletown ch 115 

NewMilfordch 1 30 

S. New Milford ch 1 30 

Wyalusing ch 12 00 

Coatesville ch 20 45 

Philipsburg ch. & S. S., 53 20 

Hollidaysburg C. E. . . . 25 00 

Westover ch 8 90 

Ansonville, Zion ch 12 50 

J. E. Dean 1 00 

Crooked Creek ch. 4 82 

Mahoming ch 6 00 

D.W.StiSil 5 00 

Glenside ch 6 23 

Cold Point ch 22 86 

WilUamsport, Ist ch. . . 66 18 

Kanech 13 35 

Erie, E. Sixth St. ch. . . 1 73 

Warren ch 36 20 

Erie, Calvary ch., $90 

of wh. is t. 8. n. p., 

c. L. W. Cronkhite. . 194 13 
Germantown, 2d ch., 

t. 8. S. R. Vinton ... 114 09 
Philadelphia. Chestnut 

Hill B. U., for Ya- 

chow 5 00 

J^gan ch.. Miss C. 

Whiteman, for Gos- 
pel Ship 50 00 

Philadelphia, Mrs. S. 

A. Trevor, for do. . . . 1 000 00 

Upland ch 39 80 

Philadelphia, 3d ch 11 00 

Berwyn Chapel S. S., 

Great Valley ch., 

for Gospel Ship 15 00 

Mrs. H. N. McKinney, 

for West China Mis- 
sion 20 00 

H. C. P., for Kiating. . 2 00 

W^ashington, 1st ch 5 00 

W. J. Stewart, Birdie 

Stewart Mem'l, c. 

L. W. Cronkhite 25 00 

McKeesport, Fifth 

Ave. ch 28 72 

Pittsburg, Shady Ave. 

S. S., class 1, for 

Mr. Date. Tokyo. . . 43 00 

Pigeon Creek ch 5 66 

Harrison Valley ch. . . . 18 30 

Charleston ch 10 00 

Mansfield, Ist ch 23 00 

Dyberrych 28 

Mrs. W. T. Williams, 

for the Congo 20 00 

Crozer Theo. Sem. 

students 29 88 

W. VIRGINIA, $111 

Mannington, 1st ch.. . . 

Hock Grove ch 

Zoar ch 

Hepzibah ch 

Shinnston ch 

Shinnston S. S 

Shinnston C. E 

Shinnston, (]len Falls 


$21 88 
12 00 
10 82 
22 16 
15 70 
1 65 

1 30 

Vermont ch $6 00 

Mt.Pisgahch 1 65 

Webster ch 1106 

Union Valley ch 6 00 

DELAWARE. $105 00 
Wilmington, North ch., $106 00 

$36 87 


8. W. 

Washington, Ist ch., 
t. 8. A. C. Darrow . . 

$16 00 
11 87 

OKLAHOMA, $2 ox 

Weatherford, Bethany 

ch $2 01 


Dustinch $1 26 

Lon^town Asso. coll. . 1 25 

Mullma Asso. coll 76 

Zion Asso. coll 60 

Puroellch 96 

Tahlequah ch 16 71 

Stigler ch 2 60 

WISCONSIN, $4x0 05 

Waukau ch., for wk. at 

Taunggyi, 0. A. H. 

Henderson $25 00 

Hudson ch 25 90 

Eau Claire B. U., t. 8. 

Palapurta Pedda 

Subbiah, c. J. M. 

Baker 10 00 

Ashland, Sw. ch 54 61 

El Salem, H. Hanson . 180 00 
Stockholm, N. A. 

Erickson 2 60 

Perida, P. E. Dahlman, 1 00 

Omro ch 28 77 

Neenah ch 21 65 

Saxevillech 17 32 

Kendall ch 18 30 

Primrose, Mrs. Kittel- 

son 20 00 

Cassville ch 6 00 

MICHIGAN, $388 45 

Stockbridge ch., for 

Tokyo $26 00 

Stockbridge ch., for A. 

J. Weeks. Tavov. . . 6 00 
Chelsea ch.. Jay 

Everett 9 00 

Carlshend, Sw. ch 10 00 

Palo, Fannie B. Cutler. 1 00 
Detroit, Woodward 

Ave. ch 100 00 

Detroit, Ist ch 100 00 

Grand Rapids, Calvary * 

ch 12 60 

Grand Rapids, Weal thy 

Ave. ch 42 86 

Grand Rapids.Wealthy 

Ave. S.S 8 00 

Mayville, Eli Brooks. . 1 00 

Athens ch 2 80 

Benton Harbor ch 10 35 

Cassopolis ch 20 95 

Manistee, Sw. ch 10 00 

Manistee, Sw. B. U. . . 10 00 

Fennville, a friend .... 20 00 

ILLINOIS, Sx 266 98 

Toulon, A. F. Stiekney, 
for rent and moving 
expenses of Tsau 
Han Kin, c. J. 8. 
Adams $304 00 



Upper Alloo S. 9„ for 

EtwcooD Coltecs. . *1S U 

BuDkwHillcb 40 25 

Bunker Hill S. 3 1 01 

Gnenvillc oh 4 6fi 

ChBQo^ch 7 60 

Pontucdi 30 80 

Furbnrr oh.. 32 00 

HPiuw.lnch 87 « 

Giiliatl ch 35 35 

JlanchMtereh S SO 

Wkverly sh.. tfi on H. 

L. M.IorHn. A. L. 

Swift.. . 15 00 

Chieaco, Berwick dh... 34 00 
CIueacD, Qybotn Ki»- 

■ioDi)fi..lnrJaro.... 12 SO 

P3di 18 27 

ChicacD. Mnptewood 

sTff., lor boy in In- 

di» 13 37 

diioco. CoYeusnl „ 

ch 50 00 

ChicsBo. iDUDaniwl 8. 

8 12 3B 

Chiaco, Duiish Bitbal 

Cbiouo, lit Duiiih 

rb.. Ladies' Circle.. 5 00 

Cbirsco. lat Dnji. ch.. 

i^«' Cirrle. [nr 

»k. ItQUlIlK chiUKK. 

e, P. Frrdcriskmn 26 00 

MoFXkii P«rk, H friiiii.l, 20 00 

BlDum Grovi cb ( 52 

tUnkakn. Ill ch. . 60 3S 

Kankakee, lal C. E. 00 

Tiakilwm sh 27 83 

Budach.. 16 40 

Uudaa.8 2 11 

Toulon ch.. S60 Ir. 

8tiebieyH.'L.H..,' 102 76 

Betbdch 14 05 

Enonch 1 60 

Bethel B.U. 1 00 

lloliu. iBtcb 30 77 

OrtODcb TO 22 

BdTidue S. S.. birth- 
day oSerioge, for 

child widow* i n 

India 1 30 

Ckrtbuedl 28 88 

HLAmach 40 10 

lit. Vernon eh.. (60 

(or Bible woimn. e. 


•SO for B. W,. c. 

UiH Anna Fred- 

riekwD 100 00 

jMk»nville. D. D. 

Holoia... 10 00 

Chicaffo. l9t Bw. ch., 

John Berg, lor 

Phillip, Aaam 00 

Lake Vfsw. 8w. Y. P., 

(or wk.. c. O. L. 

Chican). Hnmboldt 

P^ ch.. per Y. 1... 4 M 

IHDIAHA, $110 8o 

South Bend. Sw. 
Ladieg' SociMv. foi 
Baka. c. - ' 

OHIO, S414 SB 


Cro«ier. (or do 

Cleveland, per Mrs. 

Cleveland. Imnumuel 

cb.. (orHbouhsing.. 
Duyton. E. B. Sol-K 


lla>»-ii. [■:. (.'jiTiby. 

piiJc.'c.F: w.kX^ 

(iowionvillB oh 

Oolumbui, Rusiell St. 

ch., Nettie M. 

Slochwell. , - 

Toledo, Air l.meS. 8.. 
MahMlaU. E.iorwk. 


Xenia. latch.. .-,...- 


Urbana, latch 

Urbana. let S. S 

l;rbu[ju, l.r IJ.U 

Farkch.' '...'.'. . 

Uiddleiown oh 




McGresor. Mn. M, M. 


Winnebeito Velley ch.. 
Mlnneapaltr, let Sw. 

Duluth. iBt B. U.. (or 

■lAtion in Anam, 0. 

U.L.8wan»an . 
Cunbridn Sociely, t. 

Ueyno' ch""' ! 
Cambridcfl S. ».. tur 

Hbaie lu Ikako. c. 


Alma Warn. So« 


Miuneapoljft, Him ch., 

ChrisIionUn. ' for 

T.C? Smith. '.. 
Plesssnl Runcb.. 

Blooi^nctoD oh., 




25 00 

Cherokeeeh... (11 43 

Carrollch,... 10 

Daninncb 26 SO 

.'»' as*:;::- ■;;: 'IS 

, ,„ Groeabeck 27 00 

1 » Ogdcn,Peoplo>cb.... 13 60 
,^ -n (Jaden, Ppople's B. U. , 5 00 
lOOO l^brriilooh 70 

lioonecb 36 96 

New Hamplon cb.. A. 
SO 00 II. ybaScc. t75 of 

F, il.Le'vflnug .". . '. 155 25 
New Hnmplon, A. E. 

100 00 aark. (ar Podili 75 00 

3 70 New Hunpton. Ladies' 

3 10 Aid.Soc.lorNincpu. 38 11 

Hockwelloli T^r: II 60 

W.Mitchellch 2 50 

6 00 Nonhwoodcb.. 20 30 

2 SO Cellar Falls, (i. W. 

Newton 100 00 

12 00 lies Hoiiwe. CollCBe Y. 

6 20 M. *Y.W.C.X 5 26 

67 80 A 'WiHiiim»r'"f^r 

2 50 Haka . 4 00 

20 77 FjilhBrvilleob 1 00 

8 10 Itenwickch 37 00 

5 00 W.Unionch 25 00 

73 41 Crescoeh ., 34 11 

11 54 Independence ch .17 31 

IWnwHrscb 75 

in on ^Mu,~halllown. latch.. 73 00 

10 00 <;,,Hh.'.i,-h 2 00 

8 4U !),,ui;lM'tiv, Itudulph 

Ijindea. 30 00 

o, Enunetaburs. D. O. 

" Baker 2 00 

)I2 03 

^ ^ S. DAKOTA. $ios 80 

25 00 Cnlvinch... (24 25 

Kulmch 81 55 

25 00 

'^ ^ S. DAKOTA. Siw 07 

lUpidCily.Istch »I7 OS 

25 00 Slrandburr ch.. lor 
i!> 'V i^o ornhnnp, c. F. 

„, „ Fredriclinon . 20 00 

?■? 2S fluoPmirioSoc 10 00 

1'*^ Orleans. N.Olen 77 02 

lakeNonlonch 35 00 

. „ FJklonch.,.. 8 SO 

5» Piernont.Mra.Thuinm 10 00 

12 80 ^"poinn-lr. .,,;■;: S iw 

a 00 


Cclar ('. E, 
t.s, W. T. Eliiinn- 

IOWA, Sow 1 

(■umro. Mr^, li, E. 




Blue Itapidloh 


Waahinston, Hn. 

I^unOole S5 00 

CUdmlt. T. E. N«] . . 2fi 00 

Anthonycb 20 00 

Neodeiha. Mr. 

Donahua 10 00 

SMondi 12 00 

WiMdIswnB.a 1 7S 

KOleyTillaeh. 6 00 

Mertaiili. 4 31 

OoOrtih. 10 06 

rnbieTmpletib S 36 

Obariinob 48 26 

OboUo, J. A. Liiberg. 10 00 

Hi^Umnd eh. 14 00 

iDdBpcndenoB oh 20 83 

Pvum ah., rol N. 

Lakhimpor 74 7fi 

PancnuY:F.,foFda.. 25 

ParsDiu B. 9., tor do. . . ID DO 
rmnooM Y. W. U. 

Cin!le,tordo IS 00 

Con«)r<lia, Bw. oh... 32 24 


BeltVslIeych tio 00 

Ijvinsntonach 16 20 

Cjnat Falla Society ... 3 90 


Colnrarfo SprLneB. lal 

til.. eimtB E. F. 

Wricht.dBoeawd. . tlG6 67 
Boulder. George W. 

Cuter 10 00 

DaltaS.S 16 00 

Colorailo SpHnsB, lat 

Y.P 20 00 

Cotorado BDriiic<r MIu 

Geniuds Wniiit. . . 1S6 66 

Demer.Bw.Bh 5 00 

Deaver.BsthEdeacb.. 23 26 

Denver, Bmadny ah.. S8 12 

Trinidaduh 11 10 


Clayton ch *5 00 

Rcwsevellcb B4 70 

IDAHO, Sio 00 

lAst River ch tlO 00 

UTAH, $68 75 

OEden.tateh *3I 75 

Osden, iBt B. V.. 925 


Everelt.A.M. Collin.. 82 00 
Bellingham. Immanuel 

cb., ibankollerina, . 25 00 

Dryadoh 12 87 

BoqiiUUEi, EuKene A, 

Bpear, tor Haka 2.100 

Taeonut,ltt(ih 163 14 

Bpokaae, lot Y. P., f»r 

Pudiliata 10 00 

, AaoliD. E. L,. Roulh ... 20 00 


Saffordeb ».'. 00 

OREOOR. $81 js 

N.P«)e(tliw8.a. 82 SG 

Euceneoh GO 00 

FortUod, inOer.oh.. 1 00 

Portland, 2d oh. (Oar.), 3 00 

Bathany.Oarmanch. . 86 44 

Stafford. German eh. . 13 70 

SaltCreak.Germanch. 3 76 

Lofl Annlee, N. Ward, 

t. a. a. p.. 0. S. F.. 

Samuelaon 813 00 

Eurekaqh 18 70 

Round MiiuutaiD eh.. 26 DO 

Clovi.eb 20 00 

Mala«aoli 3 06 

Santa Paiila ch*. G 00 

Downey eh 7 70 

Sao Di^o B. U 60 00 

Sunnyvulo, Halver 

LawBOQ G 00 

Loi Angel": J- 8, 

Koaeataal G 00 

Fourier, J. P. Chria- 

tianKD. for P. Fred- 

Brickmn 10 00 


Iloilo. per acol. C. W. 
Briggi, leceiTed on 
thefi^d 820 00 

CANADA, S6 do 

AlU. Gamioae. T. O. 
Wold A family, t. a. 
ohildren, e. P. Fred- 
erickHD te 00 

German ohurcbea of 
, North Ameriea; 

81G0 for wk. in 
I Kiebyang; fS.SO for 

Afrioa: and (10 for 

wk..o.Capt.Biekel. 163 30 

Total »15 7»8 88 


Old Town, 

Ma.. Will 

□r Sewall 

Brown.. .. 8100 00 
Haverb ill. 



2G O 

Cuebuw... 250 00 



We« Vir- 


23 56 

3002 21 

118 861 09 

Donationa and lecadea 
reoeived from April 
1, leoe. lo Deoem- 
bar 1.1906 8117 436 05 

roodved from April 
1, leiM. tu January 
1,1907 8136317 14 


Mfl.i>io 81374 DO 

New Uampsbire B15 95 

Vermont 742 OS 

Maasafhusett^ 11391 92 

Rhode laland 1133 91 

Connecticut 1 844 52 

NewYork. . . 16653 70 

NcwJersey 4 374 92 

PenniylvBiim IT 527 48 

MarylSd!^!:^^^'!!! " 18 50 

IMavare.... 130 93 

Diltriot of Columbia, 354 37 

N.Canlina 25 00 

Owir^ 10 00 

Florida. 20 00 

Alabama.,. 6G 00 

TennoBee £5 00 

Texaa 30 00 

I ndiwi Territory 2S0 33 

Oklahoma 185 85 

Wiaoonnn 1 824 4B 

Miahisan 2 821 56 

Illinou.. 8 318 42 

Indiana 2 810 67 

Ohio 6 097 B4 

MiniteeoU 2 218 67 

Iowa 4 186 24 

MiBOuri 2 16103 

N.Dakota 403 62 

S.Dakota 436 14 

Nabraaka 1 962 60 

KaoMa 2719 78 

Montana 135 20 

Wyomina 61 00 

Colorado 1020 81 

NewMeiico 114 65 

Idaho 363 SI 

Utah 118 26 

Waabinctdn.'.*.'.'.*.!!! 2 181 81 

OrsKon 391 82 

Califomia 2 851 54 

Alaska 10 00 

Philippine talands... 20 00 

Cana^ 6 00 

England 2 98 

ItiTand 92 

Denmark 250 00 

AuMria 2 06 

Burma... *0 00 

Africa 500 00 

Miscellaneoui 4 619 93 

8108 076 00 


Maine tlOO 00 

Vermont 500 00 

MassaebuBettB T 829 S3 

Rhode laland 1 54S 56 

Connecticut 5 017 93 

New York 4 364 5» 

NewJersey... 260 00 

Peonaylvania 814 68 

W.Virginia 140 00 

Maryland 5000 00 

Ohio 246 63 

IlliDoii 600 00 

Minneaola 800 23 

Wisoonain 130895 

Colorado 40 00 

Oregon 1 00 OO 

•28 340 E4 


Photo by W. E. Uogg.s 






Vol 87 

MARCH. 1907 

No. 3 



THE close of, the financial year is at hand. Only 
a few days more now remam. According to the 
Treasurers statement on page 1 1 7, on February 1 
the Missionary Union lacked $433,046.27 of the total 
amount needed to close the year without debt. This is 
$83,372.84 more than was needed a year ago. If the 
contributions are no more during these last few weeks 
than during the same period last year, we shall be in 
debt at least this amount — $83,372.84. This is a 
plain statement of the situation. 


It will not do to rely upon a few liberal givers to 
make up what is lacking. There is but one way by 
which the amount needed can be provided, and that is 
by hearty and general cooperation by all the members 
of all the churches. Some who are planning to give a 
little must give much. Some who have given will have 
to give more. Some who are not planning to help must 
be generous. Every one of us must rise to meet the 


The books close March 3 1 . Send money to your 
District Secretary, or to Chas. W. Perkins, Box 41, 
Boston, Mass. 








REFERENCE to the map will show 
the territory of the Americaii Bap- 
tist Mission in South India. Our 
field covers Madras dly (the Telugu popu- 
lation) and the section printed in black, 
lying along the coast of the Bay of Bengal 
and extending inland about half way across 
the India peninsula. It covers a territory 
of 42,000 square miles, and haa a popula- 
tion of 7,500,000. It is therefore about 
equal in size to the stale of New York or 
Pennsylvania, and with the same popula- 

The space outside the black area is the 
field where missionaries of other denom- 
inations are working: Gongregationalists, 
Lutherans, Dutch Reformed, Canadian 
Baptists, etc. 

The cireles indicate our mission stations, 
at each of which there is a missionary 
family. Each circle is twenty-four miles 
in diameter, and has an area of 4S0 

square milea, and a population of fioiiB. 
50.000 to 150,000. The missionary living' 
at eai^ center has twelve milea in eveiy 
direction as his field of labor. Tliis we 
believe ia as much as any one can prop- 
erly look after, provided he haa a staff d 
native Christian co-laborers. Tlie ideal 
equipment for such a atatioii would be ■ 
missionary family and one or two ung^ 
women. The majority of the atatioiu 
have no women workers. 

The circles with two diameters >ie 
stations of missionaries of other denomina- 
tions working in the same field with tia- 
Speoial mention might be made of the 
AJnerican Lutherans, who have a good 
college and one of the finest women's 
hospitals in India, besides other work. 
There is no clashing between their woric 
and oura. 

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is the field not covered l^ any mission 

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work, except such as the over-burdened 
missionaries can do as the^ run out of their 
own fields to the regions beyond. For the 
most part all that space is densely popu- 
lated and is accessible to the gospel. Here is 
indicated the supreme need of c 
in South India. 

_ There are twenty-nine stations i 
field, and we have nearly 100 i 
counting men and their wives and single 
women, and including those home in 
America on furlough. It can easily be 
-seen that in order to cover the field prop- 
erly we need at least twice as many stations 
iand also^twice as mi 

to every creature," Since our Baptist 
mission was founded, two generations of 
men have passed away, the most of whom 
have not heard the gospel. But it is not 
possible for us to preach to those already 
dead; nor will it be possible for mission- 
aries who come thirty years after this to 
preach to those living now. It is clearly 
oitr duty as living men to preach the gospel 
to those living in our time. We must cover 
that field now or be disobedient to the 
command of Christ. Between these two 
alternatives we must choose. 

What is the work ? This is a most 
important question. In obedience to the 

oil. by A. II. Cutlis 

; places 

The crosses, six in number, 
that have been selected by the 
now on the field as the most suitable for 
the immediate opening of new stations. 
Six missionary families are urgently needed 
to fill these places. 

The little white squares, fifteen in oil, are 
places where missionaries might be located 
after provision has been made for the six 
other places. These are needed no less 
than the others, and it will be seen that 
even when these stations are opened there 
will remain a large amount of territory 
still unoccupied. 

We need these missionaries now! 
Note Jesus' words: " Preach the gospel 


command of Chrbt, our duty is firat of all 
to preach the gospel to every creature on 
our field in such a way that he will under- 
stand the message, and that he may Icnow 
al least the way of salvation from sin 
through the blood of Christ. It is clear that 
a single sermon or address cannot do this 
lo an unlettered man or woman who has 
always worshiped idols, and who knows 
nothing of the real meaning of God, of 
sin, of judgment, of salvation, of heaven, 
or of hell. The second need is to estab- 
lish churches which shall be self-aupport- 
ing, self-governing, and self-propagating. 
To establish and train such churches is not 
the work of a day but of a life-time. 


What are some of the special needs 
on our field ? I can mention only ft few. 
Number IS on the map ia the station of 
Palmur, opened in 1885. Notice 4he cross 
to the north of it and the six white squares 
around it. At present the Palmur mission- 
ary has to travel over a territory with an 
area of 5,000 square miles, 80 miles long 
and 80 miles broad, with a population of 
1,400,000. Mr. Chute, 
who for twenty years 
has labored upon 
that field and nlio 

square to the northeast. Over 4,000 
square miles and 600,000 people b the 
field of the missionary at number 8. At 
present all we dare ask is two new mis- 
sionaries on this large field, but who will 
say that this is enough P Remember that 
the missionary who is alone in charge of 
this field has a large hospital, which he 
finds very difficult at any time to leave. 

The School Builciing; In the AlumJ- 

□ umSbop; Mr. UuiiiTiK& ud 

Secretary in Office 

knows its needs better than any one else, 
has often requested seven additional mis- 
nonary families to help in that great work, 
to be located at the points indicated, 
where there are large towns of from 20,000 
to 30,000 people each, and where every 
miuionat; would have about 175.000 
people to whom he could preach the 

Agam, notice number 8, Hanamakonda, 
and the crou off to the north and one white 


Then look at number 7, the city of Ma- 
dras. This is the capital city of the presi- 
dency, with a population of 500,000, of 
whom one fifth or 100,000. speak the 
Teliigu language. While a great deal of 
work is being done by missionaries of other 
denominations among the Tamil -speaking 
people of Madras, not one of their mis- 
sionaries speaks Telugu, and this work is 
left to (he Baptists. Our denomination is 
responsible for the evangelization of the 


100,000 Telugu people of Madras city. 
What are we doing for them? We have 
just one missionary family there for this 
work, and it is our firm conviction that an 
additional man is urgently needed. 

These are a few of the special needs, but 
there is need all over the vast field and this 
should be met now. 

The tables of statistics will show in 
detail what are some of the needs of the 
field. It will be seen from them that dur- 
ing the first decade of our mission history 
we opened one station; the second decade, 
none; the third, one; the fourth, six; the 
fifth, six; the sixth, ten; and already dur- 
ing the present decade, five. What we want 
is that during the remaining years of this 
decade, we may open the twenty-one new 
stations which are so urgently needed. For 

this purpose, and to fill up the vacancies, we 
need at least twenty-five married mission- 
aries, besides the same number of single 
women. This means seventy-five new mis- 
sionaries, counting all. Besides these, we 
need money for salaries, buildings, equip- 
ments and other expenses.. I am putting 
these needs as definitely as possible, because 
many people have the erroneous idea that 
the requirements of the foreign mission 
field are infinite as well as indefinite. We 
are making definite requests for our work 
in India; the field is measured and laid 
out; the forces at our conmiand have been 
nimibered; the work to be done is planned 
and a reckoning has been made. After 
once the need is definitely known, we ex- 
pect our brethren in the home churches 
to come to our aid. 




SOMEWHAT more than a year ago a 
native Christian, a member of the 
Methodist mission, conceived the idea 
of inducing non-christians of the Hydera- 
bad State to study the Scriptures. He 
raised a considerable sum of monev, 
organized a managing committee, con- 
sisting of missionaries and Christian gentle- 
men of the vicinity, and laid his plan before 
them. I am a member of the committee. 
His proposals were approved, except that 
the committee decided that more monev be 
raised and separate prizes be given to 
native Christians. The prizes were in 
Mahaboob Sicca Rupees (as the Nizam's 
new coinage is named) and amounted to 
Rs. 570. To non-christians thev were to 
be awarded as follows: one prize of Rs. 
100, one of Rs. 75, two of Rs. 50, two of 
Rs. 25, and four of Rs. 15: to Christians, 
two prizes of Rs. 75, and two of Rs. 12-8. 
The offer resulted in a spirited competition 
in which a number of contestants took part. 
When the plan was inaugurated, what 


the result would be, other than inducing a 
number of persons to study the Bible» 
could not be foreseen, but our hopes were 
large. Mr. Paul has sent me a printed 
report, from which I gather some inter- 
esting facts. 

1. The Hindu papers denounced the 
plan as a scheme to induce non-christians 
to study the Bible; that the prizes never 
would be paid; etc. 

2. The four highest marks were obtained 
bv non-christians. 

3. Before the results were announced, 
two examinees (young men) were baptized, 
and are active Christians. 

4. Five others have become interested 
in Bible study and have joined an English 
Sunday school. Two gave up caste noiarks 
and idol worship. Their parents withdrew 
them from the study class in which they 
were preparing for the examination, but 
they are still studying. 

5. The father of one Mohanmiedan 
student for the examination began to read 



the Bible his son was using, became in- 
terested and bought one tor his own use. 

6. Another man said he had always 
believed the Bible to be an American or 
Europeai production; that some time 
before, he had made a feast and invited his 
friends; they all made excuse and did not 
come; he went and secured others; when 
be read the parable of the great supper, he 
saw the Bible to be for all. 

The result of the first year's work has 
been more than we dared hope. The plans 
for the coming year provide for prizes 
totaling Rs. 675 ; sixteen are offered to non- 

christians and eleven to Christians. The 
subjects for examination are to be chosen 
from both the Old and the New Testa- 
ments, and there are also passages to be 
memorized. The examinations are to be 
conducted in English, Urdu, Telugu, 
Canarese, Maratlu and Tamil, and will 
be held in all the mission stations within 
the Nizam's Dominions. If they desire, 
candidates will be prepared for the ex- 
aminations free of charge at any mission 
station, by the missionary of the place. It 
is a most interesting experiment, and one 
which has already proved its value. 




THE Opening of Free Baptist work in 
India closely connects with the 
Baptists. Rev. Amos Sutton, D.D., 
a missionary of the English Baptists at 
Puri. 300 miles southwest of Calcutta, 
hearing that the Free Baptists of the United 

States were similar i 
Baptists, wrote to 
them, inviting them 
to come over to 
India to help. This 
letter was published 
in the Morning Star 
6t April 13, I8S3. 
The people were 
soon awake to the 
missionary oppor- 
tunity, and in Janu- 
ary, 1833, the Free 
Baptist Foreign 
Missionary Society 
was chartered, 
which continued its 
existence until it was 
merged in the Gen- 
eral Conference of 

In 1835, the first 
missionaries, Jere- 


miah Phillips, Eli Noyes and Dr. Sutton, 
with their wives, sailed from Boston for Cal- 
cutta, whence they proceeded to Puri and 
worked for several months as associates of 
the English Baptists, later estabhshing a' 
separate mission, 
belief lo the English The field today embraces 7,148 square 


r. E. Wymao Rev. H, R. Murphy 


miles, in Bengal and Orissa, southwest of 
Calcutta, and has a population of about 
4,000,000. To the west lies a great tract 
of country with no missionaries, into which 
the Free Baptist w^orkers go each cool 
season on preaching tours. The forms of 
work are such as characterize every mission. 
Educational work was one of the earliest. 
The schools are supported partly by 
grants from the government, partly by 
local gifts, but largely from the missionary 
treasury. At present the 233 teachers have 
4,105 pupils, from the lowest grade school 
to the Christian High School at Balasore. 

The medical work was begun by Dr. 
Bacheler. There are good English physi- 
cians at some stations, but the three medical 
missionaries are kept busy making calls, 
touring and working in the dispensaries. 

The zenana w^as opened by Mary, 
daughter of Dr. Bacheler, then a little girl, 
now a medical missionary at Midnapore. 
Bright and happy, she was invited into one 
of the homes, and agreed to go if her 
mother might go with her. So the first 
Christian message was brought to the se- 
cluded women, who now have such splendid 
opportunities of hearing. 

Early in the history of the mission. Dr. 
Jeremiah Phillips, finding that something 
must be done to supply w^ork to the con- 
verts who were made outcastes by their 
friends, purchased a large farm and settled 
many Christians at Santipore, " City of 
Peace.'* Recentlv, in several stations, 

gardening, rug-making, mat-making, book- 
binding, carpentry, cabinet-making, weav- 
ing, hem-stitching and fancy work have 
been added with great success. 

The evangelistic work has always been 
the most important. It takes the form of 
regular services in the churches, preaching 
in the bazars, quiet talks in the book 
rooms, personal interviews in all kinds of 
places, and tours. An interesting feature 
is the establishment of the Indian Baptist 
Missionary Society, which already has one 
of its members engaged in what we would 
call home mission work. 

At present there are 19 churches with 
1,290 members, a net increase of 251 
members during last year. This gain of 
twenty-four per cent, is a result of the 
evangelistic movement that is everywhere 
prevalent in India. There are 27 mission- 
aries on the field, and 1 on furlough, 99 
Sunday schools, 205 teachers, and 8,689 
Sunday school pupils. A total of 301 
natives are in the employ of the mission. 

The past has made large contributions 
of prayer, money and strength; it has been 
a time of sowing. Today is the reaping 
time, and ever3rwhere the field is white 
unto harvest. The budget last year was 
$20,000 and the present opportunities 
would make it possible to use double this 
amount. The work abroad is responding 
to the call of God, and the churches at home 
are awake for an advance as they have 
never been before. 




THE Baptists of Canada, numbering 
about 1£0,000, have since 1874 sup- 
ported two missions to the Telugiis. 
The southern mission, which touches the 
northernmost field of the Missionary Union, 
Bapatla, is supported by the 45,000 Bap- 
tists west of Quebec; while the northern, 
which reaches to the Orissa mission of the 


English Baptists, is carried on by the 75,- 
000 Baptists of tl\(e Maritime Provinces. 
The two missions are practically one. 
Their work has been distinctly evangelistic 
and the chief effort of the missionaries has 
been directed to a tireless itineracy among 
the villages of their fields, and a persistb- 
ent proclamation of the good tidmgs to 



Photo by W. B. Bob 

all classes of the people. There are 
4,000,000 people io the 17 fields exclusively 
occupied by the 18 ordained missionaries 
and 18 single women actually at work in 
India. The field of each ordained mission- 
aiy coDtaina about 
22.%000 people. Ilie 
missionaiy force is so 
utterly inadequate 
that an appeal has 
been before the Bap- 
tists of Canada from 
the conference in 
India for the laat 
eighteen years, ask- 
ing for at least one 
mdained and one 
woman missiimaiy 
for each 50,000 of 
the people whom 
they are at present 
vainly endeavoring 
to evangelize. Eleven 

missionaries, including wives, were sent 
out last fall, nine being new recruits. 

The missionary activity is fivefold, which 
may be alliteratively designated as that of 
the preacher, pastor, pedagogue, printer 
and philanthropist. 

The preachers number 77 in all. They 
■r« men of meager educational equipment, 
no one of them even a high school man, 
and some of them utterly illiterate.' These 
men conduct a tireless evangel, ofttimes des- 
perately lonely, discouraging and trying; 
still they press on, preaching so persis- 
tently that, for example, in one year, one 
of the most tneagerly equipped men won 
by his devoted zeal seventeen converts. 

The pastors number 44 and have in 
charge 50 churches and 6,000 members. 
Only two or three have selF-sujiporting 
churches. The converts come from the 
very lowest classes, 500 being added to the 
churches yearly by baptism. 

The pedagogues or teachers number 
156, with 5 caste girls schools, 13 boarding 
schools, 1 high school, 1 industrial school, 
1 theolo^cal and training school and many 
primary schools. These accomplish great 
tfaings; the Christian ^Is and women are 
far mme numerously educated and more 
highly cultured than any other class of 
women in their community. 


The philanthropist in'the mission is rep- 
resented by 6 medical] missionaries, 4 of 
whom are women, directing 2 hospitals and 
3 dispensaries. Each reaches from 3,000 
to 6,000 patients yearly. The Kellock 




Home for lepers, Ramachandrapuram, 
is directed by the founder. Miss Isabel 
Hatch, aided by Dr. Joshu and Pastor 
David. There almost 100 utterly destitute 
lepers, men aod women, receive the tender- 
est and most skilful care. Of these 34 were 
admitted to the leper church last year. 

The printer owns no press in our mission, 
but is represented by a Christian weekly 
newspaper in Telugu. Eighteen colpor- 
teurs and 53 Bible women sold in 1905 
about 87,704 books, most of which were 
Bibles or Scripture portions. 

In the latter half of 1906 the marvelous 
revival which is sweeping India broke out 
among the Christians on eight of the 
seventeen fields of the mission and still 
continues, with the remarkable manifesta- 
tions that appear elsewhere. An agoniz- 
ing sense of sin, finding expression in loud 
outbursts of prayer, sometimes continued 
for hotirs, is followed by confession of 
sin and restitution or reconciliation. 
Sometimes in Iheir exuberance a whole 
congregation wi 
triumph over a 
hours without n 

been confined to the Christians alone. 
one child, Spirit filled, has predicted the 
conversion of 5,000 heathen on one field 
alone. God is still with his people. 

ind chorus of 
tor two or three 
Hitherto it has 




THE English Baptist Missionary So- 
ciety has three missions in India, 
their respective locations being in- 
dicated by their names: Bengal, Orissa 
and North India. The Orissa Mission 
touches the Telugu mission of the Cana- 
dian Baptists. Tlience the line of stations 
stretches northward to Calcutta and 

Our church membership has increased about, 
six per cent. Five hundred and forty-two 
people from the non-Christian and nonun&l 
Chnstian communities have been baptized. A 
distinct advance has been made during the yecur 
in the medical work of the mission. At P&l- 
wal, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas, th.e 
erection of our first hospital in India has be^m 



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8 1 'rtitwij ^^nra Jiftft^ ^c^^ 
^j ncv Tt^i fi[5i j^^m m^t^i 


1. I love the Lord Jesus, and will 
try every day to keep near him and 

to walk according to his will. 


2. As reading the Bible, attending 
Sunday school, and the services of 
the church are ways by which his 
will may be known, I will try to do 
these things. 

S. When I arise in the morning, 
and lie down at night, I will pray that 
I may be able to keep these promises. 

4. .If I possibly can, I will be pres- 
ent at all the meetings of our 
Junior Endeavor and, in some way 
or other, be the Lord's witness, and 
so help the meeting. 


Chittagong, thence westward and north- 
westward through Bengal and the United 
Provinces. In all there are 39 stations, 116 
missionaries and nearly 700 native workers. 
This is the mission founded by William 
Carey, whose great-grandson, known by the 
same name, is one of the present staff. The 
last annual report of the society sums up the 
year as one of " quiet, persevering effort, 
and steady progress.'* Continuing, it says : 


Educational work has always had a place 
in the mission. The Serampore College, 
founded by William Carey, still exists, 
training young men for missionary service. 
Barisal, where the present Rev. William 
Carey is in charge, and Cuttach, in Orissa, 
are other educational centers. Much b 
made of the work among the young people. 
The baptisms reported in 1905 numbered 


[the baptist missionary magazine. 




" Tbere'a a Nund among the multituclei o'er 

Tbtj'n GMting on the fetten of « thousand 
yean of pain, 

Glory, gloTj, hallelujah!" 

HOW decidedly Methodistic and in- 
spiring sound these lines from 
" Indi&'s Jubilee Hymn"! Bap- 
tists join heartily in the chorus, and con- 
gratulate our Methodist friends on the great 
'Work whic^ they have accomplished during 
the last fifty yean in India. It will do us 
good as Baptists to glance briefly at the 
outlines of this work. 

William Butler was the pioneer of 
Methodist missions in India. He sailed 
from Boston in April, 1856, lajided in 
Calcutta in September, and reached Luck- 
now in November. Like Judson in earlier 
times. Dr. Butler found many hindrances 
in cunent conditions and in the opposition 
of En^ish officials, and he pushed on to 
Bareilly, where by March, 1857, he had 
secured property and begun to preach in 
English. Then in May the terrible storm 
of the Indian mutiny burst upon the new 
mission, and Dr. Butler and his family 
barely escaped to the bill station of Nanj 
Tal, in the mountains. When the mutiny 
was over they returned to the plains and 
began work again at 
Lucknow and Bareilly. 

From these small be- 
'ginnings the work has 
spread over a laige por- 
tion of India, lliereare 
nine conferences, includ- 
ing the work in Burma, 
165,858 members and 
adherents, 4,000 native 
workers and 350 mis- 
sionaries. The greater 
portion of all theso 
are in peninsular Indin, 
where, among the 
Telugus only, American 

Baptists have 98 missionaries and 54,649 
church members. 

" With profound respect," sajra Bishop 
Warren, " I salute the principal Methodbt 
missionary agency doing work in the vast 
empire of India." He means by that 
the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, 
for the zenana work has been a leading 
feature of Methodist success in India. 

One of the most delightful features of 
the Jubilee observances in Madras was 
the presence of the " Dear Lady," the 
honored widow of Dr. Butler. Like our 
own Mrs. Lyman Jewett, who sailed for 
India with her husband in 1847, Mrs. 
Butler still survives, and went with others 
to India to take part in the Jubilee. As 
soon as the venerable missionary alighted 
from the train at Madras she was sur- 
rounded by singing children, garlands of 
flowers were placed around her neck and 
girls and women crowded around that they 
might address all kinds of endearing terms 
to this noble mother of missions. Some 
were even fain to kiss her feet. 

All hail, brethren and sisters of the Great 
Commission! For another fifty years may 
our hosts walk side by side, till the chiuna 
of caste are broken, and the idols of Hin- 
duism give place to Ihe worship of God. 




THE Young People's Forward 
Movement is already under 
way. It has a long name, but 
a good one: " The Young People's 
Forward Movement of The Ameri- 
can Baptist Missionary Union and 
The American 
Baptist Home 
Mission Society." 
The new Secre- 
tary, Rev. John 
M. Moore, who 
has come from a 
successful pastor- 
ate at the Cen- 
(ennial Baptist 
Church, (Chicago, 
to undertake this 
large work among 
the young people 
of the denomina- 
tion, is busy with 
general meetings, 
institutes and the 
development of 
plans for the work. 
Mr. Moore is a 
yoimg man him- 
self — thirty-siji — 
having been born 
in Pennsylvania in 
1871. He is a graduate of Crove 
City College, at Grove City. I'n.. in 
the class of 1894. and of Crozer 
Theological Seminari', class of 1807. 
Since this latter date he has lieen in 
the pastorate, having .serve<l the 
Wilkinsburg, Pn., church for nearly 
seven years, and, .since 1!)04, the 
Centennial Church in Chicago. In 
his pastorates he has emplia,sized 
evangelism and missions, the result 
Iteing large additioiis lo meml)ership 
and increased offerings to mission- 
ary objects. Besides his e\perience 

in the pastorate, Secretary Moore 
has had special preparation for work 
among young people, as secretary, 
for a time, of the Young Men's 
Christian Association at TJniontowq, 
Pa., where, of course, he came into 
close touch with 
young men. He 
comes naturally by 
his present de^ 
interest in mis- 
sionary work, for 
while a student he 
became a volun- 
teer for foreign 

being prevented 
from going only 
by providential 

Thus the young 
people have a 
who is peculiarly 
fitted to help 
them in the great 
work of mis- 
sions. It is a 
special gratifica- 
. M. MOORE lion that in under- 

taking this new 
Forward Movement all the three 
societies directly interested are so 
heartily cooperating; the Missionary 
Union, the Home Mission Society 
and the Baptist Young People's 
Union. This cannot give success, 
however, unless the young peo^ 
cooperate, and help to make the 
Forward Movement a grand success. 
Mr. Moore's first message to the 
young people appears in his own 
new ilepartment of the Magazitie, 
page 110, Head also bis article on 
page 108. 




the eve of departure for a five 
Qonths* visit to ^e Far East, when 

many friends by voice and letter 
ling me "Godspeed," I return 
this mediimi hearty thanks, and 
prayerful interest in the great work 
JIs me to the front. 

a years ago I went upon a similar • 
unbracing all our Asiatic missions, 
it must of necessity be less exten- 
he great events which since 1890 
ught in new eras for Christianity in 
3hina and the Philippines, require 
ncentration just now upon those 
the world-field. The contrast be- 
en and now that wiU be presented 
view in the lands named could 
be exaggerated. Japan has come 
place of a great world power, eager 
est things in Western Christendom, 
stolid for ages, is now almost 
ing in the direction in which Japan 
be way; and the Philippine Islands 
come a colony of our own free 
at America. It will be soul-stir- 
ook upon the new situation. The 
of "participation in the great 

1 Centenary Conference at Shang- 
il 25 - May 6, in which mission- 
m all parts will be assembled, is 

It is pleasing to know that a 
mber of other visitors from Europe 
erica will be there. Probably a 
American Baptists will join me by 
e the conference begins. For 
[ go not as a mere onlooker nor 
,tor, — certainly not as an in- 
— for in heart and soul for more 
D thirds of my life I have been 
iliar with the mission fields and 
ry personages and know too well 
yemg wrought out to be among the 
. I am as confident of the genuine, 
, divine work going on in mission 

I am of any work which may be 
Bngland or America. Nay, I be- 
.t yonder are the strategic world- 
o which Christ is now summoning 

for the most unparalleled spiritual 

triimiphs. I go to carry good cheer to the 
workers, perhaps for a few days in a station 
here or there — to " beam the plough " as 
the farmers says, where the gospel sub- 
soiling is being done. I go to note the 
prodigious progress made even in a few late 
years, and so to gain even larger faith for 
myself and others; to add my " Amen " 
to the achievements wrought and the 
visions fulfilled on the part of the early 

'I feel warranted also in bearing your 
salutations, — dear partners in the work in 
the home land, — to the missionary hosts 
battling at the front. Prior, then, to em- 
barking on the " Siberia " from San 
Francisco, Februaiy 21, I say no formal 
" Good by," but " God be with you till we 
meet again," when I hope, God wiUing, to 
bring God-breathed and inspiring mes- 
sages respecting the conquests yet to be won 
for our divine Lord. 

Most affectionately and sincerely yours, 



DR. MABIE was accompanied on the 
" Siberia," by Mr. S. W. Woodward, 
of Washington, D. C, one of the vice- 
presidents of the Union, and Dr. Catherine 
L. Mabie, a missionary of the Union at 
Banza Manteke, Africa, and a niece of 
Secretary Mabie. On tlie " Mongolia," 
which sails from San Francisco March 8, 
a good-sized party of Baptist ministers and 
laymen will go, conducted by Dr. M. D. 
Eubank. The list of those who will be in 
this company cannot be given in full, as 
besides those who have engaged passage 
several others are now considering the 
matter who may decide to go. Among 
those who have made definite arrange- 
ments are the following: 



Col. and Mrs. E. H. Haskell. 

L. L. Henson, D.D. 
W. H. Waite. 

£. H. Haslam, D.D. 
J. W. Lvell, D.D., Camden. N. J. 
B. L. Whitman, D.D. 
District Secrets^ F. S. Dobbins. 
Rev. F. A. Smith, Haddonfield, N. J. 
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Leas. 

Franklin, Pa.: 

Maurice P. Fikes, D.D. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Osgood. 

St. Louis: 
W. H. Teasdale. 
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Allen. 

Others will probably make up the party 
to more than twenty. It is interesting to 
note that Mr. E. S. Osgood, who with his 
wife will represent Chicago, is a son of the 
late S. M. Osgood, who was an associate of 
Dr. Judson in missionary work in Burma, 
having charge of the printing press there 
which afterward became the Rangoon 
Baptist Mission Press. Several churches 
are sending their pastors or representative 
lay members. The Baptists of Phila- 
delphia raised $7,000 for this purpose. 
Friends of District Secretary Dobbins have 
provided for the expenses of his journey. 
While the " Mongolia " party will have the 
advantage of being accompanied and con- 
ducted by Dr. Eubank, it will be possible to 
reach Shanghai in time for the conference 
by taking the " Empress of India," from 
Vancouver, March 18. The " Minne- 
sota," which sails from Seattle April 1, will 
arrive in Shanghai April 27, or two days 
after the conference begins. 

We expect to have another message from 
Dr. Mabie next month, from Honolulu. 


nPHE Conference at Shanghai will open 
^ on Thursday, April 25. Each day 
will begin with a devotional meeting from 
eight-thirty to nine-fifteen, regular sessions 
of the conference being held from nine- 
thirty to twelve and from two to four- 
thirty. Meetings will be held every day 


except Sunday until Tuesday, May 7. In 
general a day will be devoted to the dis- 
cussion of each of the following subjects: 

The Chinese Churdi 

The Chinese Ministry 

Evangelistic Work 


Wonum's Work 

Christian Literature 

Ancestral Worship 

Medical Work 

The Holy Scriptures 

Comity and Federation 

The Missionary and Public Questions 


The plan adopted is to have the various 
subjects considered by committees pre- 
vious to the meeting of the conference, the 
report of the committee being submitted 
to the conference for discussion and action. 
All the many missions at work in the em- 
pire are represented on the committees, 
so far as practicable. Of our own workers. 
Rev. J. S. Adams, of Hanyang, is on the 
committee on Christian literature, and 
Rev. William Ashmore, Jr., D.D., of 
Swatow, is on the committee on the 
missionary and public questions. 

The evenings wHl be devoted to public 
meetings in the town hall. On Thursday, 
April 25, there will be a reception by the 
Shanghai Missionary Association. fViday 
evening Dr. A. H. Smith will deliver a 
lecture on " A Centennial Survey." Satur- 
day evening will be given to a praise and 
thanksgiving meeting, and Monday even- 
ing to a lecture on " Robert Morrison," 
by Rev. T. W. Pearce, of Hongkong. 
Other addresses will be delivered on the 
remaining evenings, except Monday, May 
6, when an organ recital will be given at 
the cathedral. On the two Sundays 
special services will be held in all the 
churches, with an evangelistic service in 
the evening at the town hall or theater. 

The list of visitors from Europe and 
the United States steadily lengthens. 
The leading American mission boards wiU 
be represented by one or more secretaries, 
and large delegations of other ministers 
and laj-men will also be there. 

Great things are expected of the con- 
ference. We who cannot go can aid 
greatly in making it a success by earnest, 
persistent prayer, both now and during 
the conference. 







WE wish to give some of the bistoi^ 
of the Kiayu Church, which you 
will like to know. Some yean 
ago, Mr. Adams sent two preacheiB, 
Measrs. Tsao Han 
Kin and Hu Tsao 
Kang, to Kiayu to 
preach there. 

First of all, the 
people of Kiay u 
would let them have 
no houses to rent, so 
they lived in some 
rice shop. In day- 
time they went out 
to the street to 
preach, in ni^t they 
came back to their 
hotel to have a prayer 
meeting. At that 
time friends were 
very few, but the city 
iras full of enemies. 
Ilie preschera were 
treated as if they 
ivere the rebellious. 
Though it was so, the 
Lord was with them. 
At last some of 
the heathen there 
were converted by 
the word of God, 
and they helped the 
two preachers. Then 
they rented a small 
house which had 
been prepared by 
the Lord. Mr. Tsao 

• TTie letter of which thb is a translation was sent 
through Rev. J. S. Adams b; the pastor and mem- 
ben of the Baptist church in Kiayu, Central 
China, one of the outstations of Ihe Hanyang 
field. We give it m the words of Mr. Sbih, the 
aoeomplished scholar who is pastor of the 
Trihiitang church in Hanyang. — The Editor. 

and Mr. Hu opened the doors to preach and 
sell books. The customs of the city were 
veiy bad. Some people said that " Fordgn- 
eis would like to cut out your eyes and 
hearts, tf anyone 
entered the chapel." 
Then a great quarrel 
began at once. Some 
mobs came and 
wanted to take away 
their articles. Tl^ 
mandarin wished he 
could put them to 
death or have them 
kiUed. At that time 
Mr. Tsao had no 
water to drink and no 
food to eat. Because 
the people of that city 
did not Uke the gospel 
they tried to drive 
them away. After- 
ward the two men 
went away from 
Kiayu to the large 
city of Puchi, twenty 
miles away, where a 
chapel was opened. 

The door has been 

opened to Kiayu by 

our God, and Mr. 

Adams sent another 

preacher to that city 

to preach among us. 

Mr. Uu Tsao Kang 

has been living among 

us tor seven years; 

but the work of 

God is too hard 

for Mr. Hu, so the Lord sent help to 

Mr. Hu. During these seven years more 

than seventy have been baptized and there 

are several tens of inquirers coming to 

examine the gospel. 

For long time we have been much 



troubled with the heathen. Sometimes 
they have destroyed our houses and fields. 
Our condition was very bad but the Lord 
blessed us. We were very sorry that the 
people were so foolish. God gave us. 
power to overcome that bad condition of 

Most of us are farmers, and the rich ones 
are few in our Kiayu church. After a time 
we found the rented house was not good 
for the worship of God» though it was for 
gospel work. Last year we collected a sum 
of money and helped to buy a house to be 
our chapel, with a sufficient piece of vacant 
land to it for future use. 

The people of Kiayu are very many. 
They have heard the word of God but the 
repentances are few. Most of the men and 
women like to smoke opium and worship 

We pray the Lord to give us a useful 
chapel and most earnestly are entreating 
God to give us a foreign teacher to live 

among us. You must remember our dear 
pastor, Mr. Adams, is living in Hanyang. 
His remembrance is always with us, but 
you know he has to look siter six chapels 
beside Kiayu. He loves our members as 
the Lord did to his disciples. Our pastor 
cannot look after so many places. The 
harvest is great and the laborers are few, 
therefore we pray you ask our Lord to send 
more laborers into the harvest field, into this 
city and the whole land of China. 

You know that the railway between 
Hankow and Canton is going to be built and 
will pass through Kiayu. It may be taken 
into consideration that the Kiayu church 
will become the greater and the greater 
afterward. But the word we want to ask is 
this: First send us help to have a foreign 
missionary of our own; second, help us to 
get a larger and more useful chapel; third, 
remember us in your prayers. 

We desire Mr. Hu to send you our best 
wishes. Please do not forget us. 




OF course it 
and stations and 
days vary. In this 
little sketch we are 
thinking of a day 

in the station itself, which differs widely, 
of course, from one on a jungle preach- 
ing tour. Very likely what strikes you 
in your average day at your station, at 
least if it be an older and more developed 
station, is that you are preaching so little. 
But you are not. If the preaching is in 
your heart, and a sense of the verity and 
nearness of the Son of Man is there also, 
you are preaching, whatever you do. By 
and by our work will all be done. Then 
when our native children in the faith look 
back upon us, they will think chiefly of 
how Christ was revealed to them by the 


This is the last of a series of articles dealing 
with the various aspects of the missionary's 
work, under the general title ''Phases of 
Missionary Life.'' — The Editor. 

way in which, on 
their behalf, we 
went about our 
ten thousand little 
daily ministries. 
Those were the 
days when we were 
often saying in oiur hearts " My people," 
and when by day and by night we were 
always praying and puzzling and ponder- 
ing to know how, by any and all means, 
to draw them Christward, body, mind and 
spirit. We have tried to make them more 
comfortable and intelligent, more robust 
and self-denying. When we are gone, 
and before that, they will remember and 

So when one rises at five or half past, and 
oversees the varied work of the groups of 
pupils who spend the early morning hour 
in the care of the mission buildings and 



grounds, he is preaching Christ's love of 
order, and cheerful performance of lowly 
manual labor, sorely needed lessons. Per- 
haps at haJf past seven he is with the pupils 
in the chapel devotions, which he may 
follow with a five-minute news talk on 
current events. God is doing so many 
things in these wonderful days, and the 
pupils ought to hear of some of them. And 
when presently some of these reappear in 
their ordinary conversations, their " com- 
positions," or their prayer-meeting talks, 
he feels that thus, too, he has been effec- 
tively preaching Christ. 

The news talk he probably follows by a 
Bible class for the older pupils, or he over' 
sees the Bible teaching of his native staff 
for a school hour. The school work goes 
on, with an hour for breakfast, say from 
half past nine, and the noon rest of an hour, 
till four in the afternoon. If the station 
is young, he may do a good deal of teach- 
ing in person. If longer established, with 
native instructors available, he will prob- 
ably have few or no stated classes, but will 
superintend much. It is delightful to look 
into the faces of his olive or black-skinned 
boys and girls, in whose eyes often appears 
an awakening soul. He essays to " edu- 
cate " or draw out the hidden faculties 
which God does not forget to put into 
yellow and black children, and to " in- 
struct " or buUd irUa them the materials 
of the great moral and physical universe 
which God has built with reference lo the 
capacities be has put into these little images 
of himself. You know he said, " Let us 
make man in our own image," and he did 

not specially mention white men. God 
has devised numbers and lines and crys- 
tals, with nothing short of divine wisdom, 
and so it is a delight lo teach arithmetic 
and geometry. When you have a whole 
universe of God's makmg to bring home 
to sorely- marred, but very real, yellow and 
black and white and red images of God, 
blessed be school work! Think of physi- 
ology and history where you and the pupils 
have only to look through the chinks to 
see God at work. And nine tenths of our 
field workers come out of the school. No 

But not all the day can be so devoted. 
You have often slipped away since morning 
to talk with visitors from the native villages 
scattered all over your field, which is as 
large as Massachusetts or perhaps as Texas. 
Pastors and evangelists are coming in for 
advice, and the questions are sometimes 
perplexing and time-consuming. There 
are heathen visitors, earnest or curious, and 
for them there must be the right message, 
if possible. Books and translations are 
awaiting preparation. You have build- 
ings to put up, often " without straw." 
Sometimes, you know, the people in the 
churches in America make you put them 
up that way. That is what makes you 
gray; for you feel that they mtut go up 
anyway. So you take a mighty hold, and 
breathe short, and God does not fail you. 
But I think he is sorry that you have had 
to use up strength that the " straw " 
would have saved, and for which he had 
other uses. You have spent some arduous 
hours bargaining with or overseeing heathen 



contractors who have not a particle of 
honor; or, worse yet, have had to get on 
without even them. You have filled in 
chinks with large correspondence with the 
churches at home and with the native 
churches of your field, — and delightful 
work it is, even when your back aches and 
your brain whirls, — with the care of the 
sick (and the finding out how to take care 
of them), with court matters that will come 
up, and with the almost interminable ac- 
counts and reports that appertain to the 
business side of a mission station. The 
Woman's Christian Temperance | Union 
and Christian Endeavor and other noble 
organizations of the West, too, are spread- 
ing over the earth now, and already begin 
to make drafts on your time that Dr. 
Judsbn did not experience. When you 
hfive joined in the three evening prayer 
meetings, or met your teachers in evening 
Bible or normal class, and the pupils have 
retired, and the cool and quiet of the orien- 
tal night have come, it seems a shame to 
go to bed. Perhaps you can study some 
then, for if you do not study, you will die 
at the top. And your work will die too. 



TDARON UXKULL, whose visit to this 
^^ country last spring is remembered 
with great pleasure by many, is again in 
this country, where he hopes to interest 
the members of our churches in the work 
in Russia, especially the plans for a theo- 
logical seminary. At present there are 
no opportunities in the empire for the 
training of preachers, the seminary at 
Hamburg being called upon for this sen' ice. 
This arrangement is for many reasons 
unsatisfactory, and the Executive Com- 
mittee heartily favor Baron UxkulFs plan 
of presenting the matter of a Russian 
seminary to the churches in America. 
Owing to certain requirements of the Rus- 
sian Government as to equipment, curri- 
culum, etc., it is estimated that $100,000 
will be necessary for the undertaking, half 
of this being for buildings, etc., and half 
to guarantee the permanence of the insti- 
tution. Baron Uxkull will work in har- 
\mony with the Secretaries of the Union. 



nPHE Fu^t Baptist Church of Phila- 
^ delphia, of which Rev. Greorge H. 
Ferris is pastor, are taking an advance step 
this year in their foreign missionary plans. 
They have pledged enough to cover the 
salary of President J. L. Dearing, D.D., 
of the theological seminary at Yokohama, 
Japan, somewhat over $1,200. This is a 
move which, besides increasing the offer- 
ing of the church, will be most effective 
in giving definiteness to their interest and 
their prayers. There are many other 
churches which could greatly increase 
their gifts in this way. Our schedule is 
made up of many items of expense. The 
provision of an amount sufficient to 
cover one or more of these would greatly 


^ of the executive conmiittee of die 
Young People's Missionary Movement* at- 
tended the annual meeting of the 
in New York January 7 and 8, 
going to Philadelphia for the Omfaeneaiif 
Foreign Missions Boards. On 4hid limil* 
tieth he began a series of conferences and 
other meetings in the Middle Western and 
Northwestern Districts, continuing thiougb 
February 10. He was assisted by Ber. 
J. A. Curtis, of Donakonda, South India, 
Rev. J. C. Robbins, of Capiz, Philippine 
Islands, and District Secretaries Willuons 
and Peterson. 

Dr. Barbour attended the Conference of 
Foreign Missions Boards in Philadelphia, 
spoke in Passaic, N. J., on January 18, 
and in Rochester, N. Y., January 20. He 
lias also spoken in Providence and else- 
where, besides attending a number of con- 
ferences and committee meetings on the 
work of Congo reform. 

Miss MacLaurin, oiur Field Worker, is 
assisting Secretary Rider on the Pacific 
Coast during January, Febniaiy and 
March. In January she took part -i^ con- 
ferences planned by the Young People's 
Missionary Movement at San Jose and 
Oakland, Cal., Portland, Ore., and Ta- 
coma, Seattle, and Spokane, Wash. 





OCTOBER 16. 1906, will be a date 
not soon forgotten bj the Osaka 
Baptists, for on that day Mr. 
Takeda, the mudi respected preacher of 
the Naniwa (West) church became their 
pastor. It was indeed a happy company 
that gathered in our little " upper room " 
on the afternoon of that day, about one half 
being from our own members and the 

then all wended their way to the home 
of the missionaiy, where the photograph 
was taken. 

The evening services were even more in- 
teresting. The sermon by R«v. Y. Yoshi- 
kawa of Kobe, the charge to the church hy 
Rev. H. Watanabe of Tokyo, the charge to 
the candidate by Rev. I^chida of Himeji, 
and the ordination prayer by Dr. Bennett, 


s J » ^ y * 

if. ^ ^ 't' ^'s 







Hia HughM Ur. HiU 

Dr. Bennet 
Mr. Tftk»da 

Mr. Scott Mie. 

remainder delegates from the other 
churches about Osaka. All the details 
had been well arranged by the committee of 
the church, and soon the council was duly 
organized and the examination held. Mr. 
TaJceda's statement of his conversion, call 
to the ministry, and views of doctrine, 
weire very interesting and entirely satis- 
factory. A brief prayer service followed. 
with a half hour of social chat and the 
nmlring of plans for the evening service; 

were all eminently appropriate and of deep 
spiritual power. It was reported at that 
time that during the past year, while there 
had been an encouraging increase in mem- 
bership, the increase in the contributions of 
the church had t)een much greater in pro- 
portion. The day following the ordina- 
tion the native association met at the East 
church. The meetings were of deep 
spiritual interest and power. — J. H. 
&:oTr, in Gleaning*. 






ON JaDuar}' II, at the ripe ngc of 
seventy-four, Professor Joseph Leh- 
m&nn waa called home, after Dearly 
twenty-four years of service at the Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Hamburg. 

Professor I^hmann was born ia Berlin 
on the twenty-eighth of November, 1832, 
the second son of Rev. G. W. Lehmann, 
the founder of the Berlin 
Baptbt Church, and at 
■ an early age was con- 
verted and baptized. 
He attended a Berlin 
" gymnasium " (college) 
and after graduating 
in 1857 with first 
honors, entered the uni- 
versity. Here he spent 
four years ; then went 
to England for two years' 
study in Regenis Park 
College. After being 
thus prepared he was 
ordained by Dr. Steane 
and relumed to Germany 
to become assistant to 
Rev. J. G. Oncker, and 
editor of the Misaiom- 
blatt and afterwards of 
the ZionsboU published 
by Oncken. This posi- 
tion as editor he held 
until the two papers 
ceased to exist in 1878. 

From Hamburg Professor Lclimiinn 
went to Lubek, where he engaged in mis- 
sionary work until he was called lo Bi^rJin 
to assist his father in 18«3. Belwcfii 
Berlin and Hamburg his public work is 
nearly equally divided. For aliout twenty 
years he was co-paslor wilh his father, nnd 
for a short time after his father's death, 
in 1882, the only pastor. Though nearly 
twenty-four years have passed since he 
left Berlin and came to Hamburg, many 
traces are still found of the blessed and 


successful work he accomplished there 
for his Master. 

White in Berlin, and even before he 
went there, he came lo Hamburg several 
times to assist in instructing the young men 
who were then called here for a four or 
six months* course of study preparalot; 
to their entering the ministry. He began 
his labors in the semi- 
naiT on March 29, 1883. 
and here he no doubt 
did his beat work. Ilia 
studies, his pastoral 
experiences, as well as 
his teaching capacity, 
qualified him exceed- 
ingly well for the posi- 
tion he held for so many 
years. About 900 young 
men have enjoyed his 
instruction and all of 
them held him in high 
respect and will ever 
be grateful to God for 
permitting them to enjoy 
his instructions. 

In November last he 
began to be troubled 
with what the physi- 
cian thought was 
rheumatism, but he came 
to the seminary regularly 
until the first day of 
December, when he was 
there for the last lime. After New Year 
he began to have the students come to 
his house but he soon found that this was 
loo much for him. His work was already 
accomplished, and on January II he passed 

With the death of Professor Lehmann 
one of the old brethren who has lived 
through llie entire development of the 
Baptist cause in Europe has gone. It has 
been ray privilege to work side by side 
wilh him since he entered upon his work 


b the seminary and I thank God for it. 
His Christian spirit and noble character 
veT« always an inspiration. 

It is providential that Rev. A. Hess 
entered the work of the seminary in Septem- 
ber and is now able to take his share of 
the duties laid down bj Professor Lefamann. 
Brother Hess has proved to be the right 
num in the right place and will admirably 
fill the vacancy. 

yet be calmly labored on till victory came, 
the victory that meant humble believers 
in place of howling savagea, homes instead 
of hovels, worship in place of war whoopa. 
Thus this pioneer of modem missions has 
enlered the "house not made with hands"; 
today the lives of those who have gone 
before clearly call us to build upon their 
foundations, to press forward till the 
gospel has encircled the whole world. 

" DATON labored on and grew old. His 
-'- graphic story became known to the 
whole world, and he 
was welcomed with 
great honor in hia 
native land. But in 
his strong old age he 
turned his face south- 
ward, and is still labor- 
iog among those he has 
led to the Saviour." 

Thus we wrote at 
the close of our brief 
sketch of Dr. Paton 
in the Magazine for 
June, 1906, and it con- 
tinued to be true to 
the close of the mis- 
sionary's long life of 
eighty-two years. 
News reached Eng- 
land on Jan. 29 of 
bis death among dr. john 

those whom he loved, 
and for whom he labored even to the end. 

John G. Paton came of Scotch Bible- 
loving stock, and was bom at Kirkmahoe, 
May 24, 1824. Converted at the age of 
twelve, one of the first resolves of his 
new life was to be a missionary, if' God 
so wiUed. It was in 1858, after thorough 
education and preparation, that he was 
ordained and sailed to the New Hebrides 
Islands, knowing almost as surely as Paul 
that bonds and afflictions waited for bim. 

He went to tribes of naked savnges, 
cannibals who had murdered more than 
one missionary, who were without civiliza- 
tion, without a written language. Many 
times he and his family were within a 
hair's ln«adth of instant, violent death; 


UERETOFORE any one who has 
' * wished to study the diseases of the 
tropics, or otherwise 
prepare himself for 
medical work in hot 
climates, has been 
compelled to go to 
England, to the Lon- 
don or the Liverpool 
School of Tropical 
Medicine. Some of 
our missionaries have 
profited by these 
courses. Similar op- 
portunities, however, 
can now be had in 
this country. 

The Jefferson Medi- 
cal College in Phila- 
delp hia was the 
_■ * 6rst Medical College 

in the United States 
::. PATON to establish a sys- 

tematic course of 
lectures on tropical diseases. A didactic 
course of ten lectures is given, beginning in 
October and running for ten weeks, sup- 
plemented by laboratory courses. Any 
one desiring information can write to Dr. 
Ross V. i'atlerson, sub-dean, Jefferson 
Medical College, 1001 Walnut St. 

The Philadelphia Polyclinic and College 
for Graduates in Medicine presents a 
similar course. Lectures will be given on 
diseases of (he tropics, and laboratory 
demonstrations will be employed. The fee 
is $^0. Dr. R. Max Goepp is dean of 
the school and correspondence may be 
addressed to him ot the Philadelphia 
Polyclinic, Lombard St., above 18th, 




f N a few days I hope to start for the 
*- north, where several candidates are 
awaiting baptism. Mr. Carson and I go 
together. The first of October we baptized 
the first woman in Haka. — £. H. East, 


"l^T^E arrived safely in Maubin in the 
^ ^ early morning of December 20, 
after a very pleasant passage throughout. 
Our native Christians at Maubin have 
given us a very hearty welcome. They 
have repeatedly told us that they believe 
we have been sent in answer to their 
prayers for a teacher and they have 
received us with open arms. I pray that 
the Lord will give me strength and wisdom 
from on high to enable me to carrv on the 
great work which he has here given me to 
do. The natives are all praying for 
a revival and the field is white unto the 
harvest. — William J. Clark, Maubin. 


**¥F I do as you have said, and believe 

■*■ on the Lord Jesus Christ, will he 
save me ? ** 

** Yes, he surely will.'* 

On the poor woman's face was an almost 
heavenly light as she replied, 

" Then I do believe, and I want to go 
with you that you may tell me about Him 
till I die." — From a Burmese native 
preacher's story. 



"l^TE have just been out in the " Eloise " 
^ ^ on a fine country trip in the sur- 
rounding cities and villages. The work 
is most encouraging. Family idols and 
heathen gods are giving way to the gospel 
and the messenger of peace. At a family 
residence, which was also a medicine shop, 


we took down the idols the other day in the 
midst of a great deal of enthusiasm and 
interest. They had a medicine god, a 
family god and a kitchen god, all of which 
were taken down and piled out in the street 
and burned in the midst of a great throng. 
While this was going on I held a service of 
song and prayer and read and preached 
to the people from Psalm 115. Hundreds 
and hundreds of people filled the street to 
see and hear. It is a wonderful sight to 
see the heathen gods giving way to the 
Prince of Peace. — W. F. Beaman, 


'T^HE missionary spirit in the church 
^ at Kiehyang, South China, did not 
depart when the missionary came home. 
During Mr. Speicher's absence the young 
men have organized a Young Men's 
Christian Association, with the hope and 
aim of influencing the men of the city to 
higher ideals, and winning them to Christ. 
The church supports nine missionaries 
of its own in various outstations on their 




/^UR students are well pleased this 
^^ year and I want them to continue to 
feel that this is the best school in Japan. 
There is no reason why Baptists may not 
have the best seminary in the empire, 
the strongest and the best. Such a school 
will do a great work and we can train men 
for a large field. — J. L. Dearing, 



A\7E arriyed at Kobe on November 2^ 
^ ^ leaving on the fifth for Manila, a8> 
arranged by Mr. Thomson. The three 
days spent in his home were very pleasant 
ones. The Sunday morning service in 



his Japanese church was especially im- 
pressive and beautiful. 

We arrived at Hollo on the nineteenth 
and were met bj Messrs. Thomas, Munger 
and Lund. Until the conference we are 
staying with Mr. and Mrs. Maxfield, at the 
Industrial School at Jaro. We have 
already begun the study of the language, 
and hope, word by word, to unravel its^ 
mjnteries. — H. H. SfisntUEiz, Jaro. 


IXTE are all having the time of our lives, 
■ ' as all missionaries always do. The 
school work is running smoothly and the 
Geld work is doing well. Our annual con- 
ference will be held on the fourteenth of 
December and we are anxiously awaiting 
the arrival of Dr. and Mrs. Steinmetz. 

who are now praising God for salvation 
were only a few yean ago practically 
cannibals. The church membership is 
not very large, but steadily increasing. 
Mr. Clark is meeting inquirers every even- 
ing, and last Sunday I had the privilege 
of baptizing three, one woman and two 
young men. The woman, whose name 
is Mpembe, had been an inquirer since 
December, 1905, and the two men, Mangu 
and Mongo, for over a year. — G. W. 
Sfahlbrand, Ikoko. 



The whole Christian world of 150,000,000 
_^ _,.._ „. conlribules only about 817,000,000 tor miaaions. 

We hope they will be here in time (or ^ f^'lS'S*' ^°''L,'7l!i?«ESPSi'^*"' 
V ' „^ n 1 .. about S.000.000. dsvs about SlT.OOO.OOO ev 

the coiJerence. [They were. — Ed.J About 
Mr. Mclntyie we are not so sure. U 
he goes to Burma he will probaUy be 
delayed. We are rejoicing at tiie advent of 
these new missionaries. They come in 
answer to prayer. — R. C. Thomas, 


WE have commenced making bricks 
for our new 
chapel and cutting 
logs so as to have dry 
lumber ready for the 
woodworic. I have 
found plenty to do 
so far and the future 
seems very prombing 
for hard work, a thing 
in which I delight. 

The few weeks at 
Ikoko have been to 
me a great blessing. 
The Christians here 
are very earnest and 
devoted. It is won- 
derful how the saving 
power of God is 
manifested among 
tbese people. Those 


about 8,000,000, pa^ about $17,000,000 every 
year in the tonn of licenses tor the privilege of 
Belting liquor, not for the liquor itself. The 
liquor d^era must moke considerably more 
than this amount in order to pay the license lax. 
— The Examma. 

In Peking University there is a student vol- 
unteer band composed of forty-seven young 
Chinese men. Lost summer they were all en- 
raged in evangelistic work. The formation of 
Uiis band, without ei-en a suggestion from 


A coRDiAi^ welcome to our new Secretary! 
We mean, of course, Mr. John M. Moore, 
the newly elected Secretary of the Young 
People's Forward Movement of the Ameri- 
can Baptist Missionary Union and the 
American Baptist Home Mission Society. 
He is spending the months of January, Feb- 
ruaiy and March in the office of the Home 
Mission Society, and will be in that of the 
Missionary Union during April, May and 
June; but he has already paid one or two 
visits to our office, and every one is de- 
lighted with him. Cordial, sympathetic, 
broad-minded, earnest and vigorous, he 
is going to be very popular with all the 
young people of our churches, we are 
confident. He is full of plans, but expects 
to find his success in the hearty and loyal 
cooperation of all the young people in 
church or Sunday school or young people's 
society. We are glad that we can present 
him to our readers in this number in his 
latest photograph, taken especially for the 
Magazine. Read his message and watch 
for news from him month by month. That 
page is to be his, and every month we shall 
have some word from him. Meanwhile, 
help him by your own active efforts among 
the young people of your church and city. 
Above all, pray earnestly for him. He 
needs our prayer continually, as do all the 
Secretaries. Once more, then, we bid 
him welcome to the great work, and in all 
his efforts we pledge the hearty support 
of the Magazine. 

Their visit will mark a red letter < 
the missionaries, who are eagerly an 
ing their coming. For the diuic 
home and the work abroad the i 
will prove of a value inestimable no 


It is a cause for congratulation that so 
many men from our churches, both minis- 
ters and laymen, are to visit the East this 
spring. Not that there are any too many 
in the party — we wish there were to be 
a still larger number. But coming as 
they do from so many different parts of 
the country, and representing in them- 
selves such varied points of view, they will 
bring back to those of us who cannot go 
a rare fund of knowledge, not to mention 
the enthusiasm and interest of the journey. 



In an article in the Indian WHm 
Miss Clementine Butler, daughter 
late Bishop William Butler of Ipd 
tention is called to the work of the I 
Catholic missionary, Abb^ DuboL 
the estimate which, at the end of 
two years' service, he placed upon hif 
" In fifty years," he says, " thei 
remain no vestige of Christianity 
the natives." Here is what he has 
about his own labors: 

During this long period, I have made v 
assistance of a native missionajT betwc 
and three hundred converts. Of this : 
two thirds were pmriahs, or b^sK'irs, a 
rest were composed of Sudras, vagrai 
outcastes of several tribes, who beinff 
resource, turned Christians in order toTo 
connections, chieflv for the purpose of n 
or with some other interested view, 
dedare it with shame and confusion th. 
not remember an^r one who may be said 
embraced Christianity from convictio 
through quite disinterested motives, 
these new converts many apostidsed i 
lapsed into paganism, finding that the CI 
religion did not afford them me temporal 
taees they had looked for; and I aoQ 
ashamed to make the humiliating avo^ 
those who continued Christians are tl 
worst among my flock. 

From this discouraged view Miss 
aptly turns to the results of Mel 
mission work in the empire. W 
difference between this and other 
gelical effort on the one hand, ai 
Abbe's on the other. There is no tl 
of failure in the minds of the faithfi 
and women of our own or other Prol 
missions, no note of discouragem* 
their reports. Miss Butler explaii 
difference in spirit and results by th< 
accorded the Bible. Abb^ Dubo 
lieved that it would be most disasti 
give the Bible to the people, so ruled 
entirely. Successful missions hav< 



phasized it in their teachings and practical 
worlc. Indian missions, like successful 
Christianity elsewhere, is founded upon the 


Wb 1)egan last month a series of articles 
in tlie department " The Home Workers," 
on '^The Finances of the Kingdom." 
They are to be by different authors, all 
well known men, and will continue through 
the year. Method is not the most import- 
ant thing, but it is essential to the best 
resxxlts in anything. The suggestions which 
Are given in these articles will be found of 
gr^&t value in the solution of the problem 
of xnissionary finance. Until our churches 
a^lopt systematic methods in their benevo- 
Iciioes, we are convinced that our mission* 
*ry societies will always be hampered* by 
wile of funds. What plan do you use at 
y^vir church ? Have you a definite system 
*^ 3rour own personal giving ? Read these 
*>f^cles monUi bv month. There will be 
■^•^ething in them for you. We shall be 
^*^ul to hear from our readers on the sub- 


J^'^ts presented by the writers. 


the recent annual meeting of the 

-lerican Historical Association, at Brown 

^^Mversity, the opening address of the 

l^^^dent was upon the suggestive subject 

[lich forms the heading of this editorial. 

le thought was that in Uie mind and life of 

^^^eiy people religion is the strongest 

^^^uence. In the great movements of 

*^toiy, the movements which have turned 

^he currents of the world's events, the 

speaker found the religious motive in one 

T^ay or another the prevailing one. The 

idea is important in its relation to missions. 

^ it be true that religion is the strongest 

iiiotive that can influence a people, there is 

"^e greatest incentive to the carrying of the 

9^pel to those nations that are without it. 

*^ is religion, in the last analysis, that 

^^termines their life, not commerce, or 

^ial conditions, or other influences. It is 

^eir religion that has made their past and 

^ make their future. In the hi^est 


sense, then. Christian missions are a world 
power. The religion which the nations of 
Africa or of the East have or which we give 
them, is to decide their future, and through 
them the future of the w^orld. What they 
become, what the world becomes, will 
depend upon whether we leave the old 
immoral and degrading religions to work 
out their woe, or replace them with a liv- 
ing, pure, powerful Christianity. What a 
mighty force foreign missions become, thus 
considered! What a vast influence is in 
our hands! What a great responsibility is 
ours! " Religion still the key to history." 
You and I can help make the history of 
China, of India, of Africa, by our prayers, 
our gifts, our active service for foreign mis- 
sions in these lands. 


We mention elsewhere the February 
number of The World Todny, with its 
numerous interesting articles on China. 
The leading editorial also bears on the 
Eastern question, and contains these words, 
significant in their suggestiveness : 

As long as the East was afraid of the West 
diplomacy was easy. ^ That day^ has passed. 
Japan Is teaching China to despise Europeans 
and Americans. It is only a matter of time until 
China shall have become a vaster Japan, and 
America shall find itself between the Scylla of 
Europe and the Charybdis of Asia. When that 
inevitable day comes we shall be thanking our 
lucky stars uiat some men and women were 
far-sighted enough to send schoolteachers and 
foreign missionaries to China along with drill 
sergeants and civil engineers. 

Here are words for thoughtful men to 
consider. The position which mission- 
aries hold in the lands where they work, in 
respect to influence, is not confined to that 
which is strictly religious; it extends to 
social and even political questions. This 
has been clearly shown in some instances, 
and it will appear increasingly in the 



A MOST interesting phase of the struggle in 
France is the inauguration of an independ- 
ent Catholic movement, called the French 



Apostolic Catholic Church. Some of the 
patriotic Catholics, loyal to the republic and 
to their religion, while renouncing the pope, 
are braving the Church's displeasure and 
forming an independent organization along 
the lines of the Old Catholic communion 
in Europe and the Independent Catholic 
Church in the United States. Bishop 
Rene Vilatte, of the latter, is aiding in the 
secession in France, which is being ac- 
companied by disturbances. The result 
is of course impossible to predict, but it is 
a movement which may become most sig- 


Announcement has recently been made 
of an event which may have far-reaching 
effects on the countries of Solith America. 
Professor W. R. Shepherd, of the depart- 
ment of history in Columbia University, is 
to visit some of the leading cities of that 
continent during the coming summer, to 
meet the leading men in the places visited 
and bring to their attention the edu- 
cational opportunities open to South 
American students in our colleges and 
universities. Thus he hopes to develop a 
better understanding and closer relation- 
ship between the Latin-American republics 
and ourselves. The Bureau of Ameri- 
can Republics, which makes the announce- 
ment, expresses the hope that Dr. Shep- 
herd's trip will result in the reciprocal visit 
of scholars from South America to this 
country. Taken in connection with Secre- 
tary Root's visit, and the efforts for the 
development of our commerce with those 
countries, this announcement is an import- 
ant one. There is an opportunity for us in 
the United States to play an influential part 
in the progress of South America. Mis- 
sions are yet in their infancy there, although 
they are greatly needed, and we of the 
northern republic are the ones who should 
carry the light. Everything which will aid 
in bringing the two continents into closer 
relations and a better understanding 
should be welcomed. What our southern 
and Canadian Baptist brethren are doing 
to help in the spiritual betterment of that 
land we shall tell next month. 



The following account of a recent acci- 
dent to Rev. E. Chute, of Palmur, South 
India» now in this country on furlough, 
is quoted from The Christian Patriot^ 
a native weekly of Madras, printed in 

The public, as well as the numerous Baptist 
missionaries, who knew the Rev. E. Chute, will 
be glad to hear that the Great Being, the Re- 
storer of all good gifts, has granted him a speedy 
and perfect recovery of his wounds caused fnmi 
the drop of 20 ft. high, as it was published in the 
self-same weekly, a fortnight back. There had 
been trouble and agitation, mudi sobbing and 
many tears amoiu? the native Christians of 
Palmiu' while the mther-like missionary was on 
his bed bedridden; but sublime was tne recov- 
ery of the aged reverend that edioed from the 
eternal home of God in response to the several 
mute supplications of not only the Christians of 
Palipur, but also of the several missionaries — 
his countrymen. Gratitude and cries of rapture 
go up daily to God for endowing our beloved 
nussionary with a wonderful cure in an incred- 
ibly short time. May the mirade done in our 
midst drive us nearer to God. 


Editors are not infallible, as we frequently 
have occasion to note. In our announce- 
ment in last month's issue, page 68, con- 
cerning "The Proposed General Conven- 
tion," we referred to the committee arrang- 
ing for the coming Anniversaries as repre- 
senting the Missionary Union and the 
Home Mission Society, but failed to men- 
tion the Publication Society. We greatly 
regret this omission. We call attention to 
it here, however, not so much to explain the 
error to our Philadelphia friends — for 
they will of course understand that it was 
an oversight — as to emphasize the fact that 
the May Anniversaries belong to our whole 
denomination, and not to any one or two 
societies. All our national societies are 
represented, and the annual gatherings are 
the meetings of the denomination. The 
arrangements for them are made by a com- 
mittee representing our three great mis- 
sionar}' societies, which heartily cooperate 
in the plans. Every Baptist should think 
of the Anniversaries with the deepest inter- 
est, and every Baptist church should be 
represented at the sessions. ' 




IT is encouraging to be able to report 
that the interest in the new Prayer 
Cycle shows no sign of weakening. 
Subscriptions continue to come in, and 
more and more are using it. One of our 
District Secretaries has ordered 600 extra 
copies, besides those originally sent him, 
and a second edition has been printed. We 
are receiving Prayer Covenant cards every 
day, from all parts 
of the country. 
Up to February 
15, one hundred 
and twenty-five 
have been received. 
Nothing could be 
more encouraging 
for the success of 
the work than this. 
The one solution of 
the problems of 
men, money and 
methods is prayer. 
The more who en- 
gage in this ac- 
tivity, the more 
successful will the 

work be, in this coimtry and abroad. 
Prayer is the gage] and the determinant of 
success. So we are glad indeed at the 
hearty response that has been given to the 
appeal for prayer. 

. The feature which is of most value in the 

Prayer Cycle and the Prayer Covenant is 

the definiteness of the petitions. We 

regret that the limits of space which the low 

price placed upon the Cycle forced us to 

set, make it impossible to add any word of 

^lanation to the various topics. Perhaps 

iereafter we shall sometimes be able to 

^^e these in the Magazine. Any one, 

"O^ever, can find further information him- 

*f*f by a little research; and a brief time 

^*^^n to this will quicken the interest 

^'^^^zingly. For example, there are the 

^^-ny leaflets published by the Missionary 

^*^on and the Woman's Societies which 


Almi^littf (iah, tit]|0 bg ttft (umtrr of tl|g if olg 
0|i1rtt M2M tttJHtiirf tl|f Hrjst hlBtipitB mttl| ntiB- 
vimtartf zeal for ttit xamttrBUm iif tl|f »iirUi, 
^rattt tl|at tl^g jqiirit mag bo ittB|rtrf tu tl^at tpf 
mag bf rtBitq to Bpttih attb bf Bptnt in tifg amt- 
irr. attb tnag iitiUitt$lg liiae mtr iUttB in tl|ia 
nurUi ftt orhn ttfut mt ntag gatlif r frttit tttttii 
Itff fttntsL Biiam ta rarlf of na in nil|at »ag 
tl|on mavdhBt i^uvt ub labor, mlirtifrr at l^omt 
at abroab, for tift ratabliaiinttnt of tl|g king- 
hom anum^ tl|f l|ratl|rn, anh fnablr na tititl) 
rl|f rrfttl rraiiinrBa to rarrg out tini mill. Wt 
aak in tl;f namt of Jfaua (ZUfriat. onr 0atiiour. 
Antnu — The Mission Field. 

bear on the different topics. Missions in 
South India, John Rangiah and others 
will furnish great help on this month's 
topic, and there are others just as good for 
the months to come. Besides these there 
is the Annual Report. Then it will be 
remembered that in the Prayer Cycle we 
follow the special topics of the Magazine. 
This provides a source of information which 

in almost every 
case will give the 
latest news of suc- 
cesses and needs. 
For example, the 
needs of the Philip- 
pines were clearly 
portrayed last 
month, and in Mr. 
Huizinga's vivid 
outline and the 
other articles on 
South India in this 
issue can be found 
plenty of supple- 
mentary informa- 
tion for the topics 
of March. 
We wish to make this page as helpful as 
possible. We would like to know in what 
ways the Prayer Cycle is being used. Have 
you found it stimulating in your personal 
life? Write us your testimony. Are you 
using it in the meetings of your young peo- 
ple's society, or in church prayer meeting, or 
Sunday school class ? Let us know how it 
is used in your church, and we will pass it on. 
We have retained this page in the 
Magazine because we believe that there 
is nothing so important in the work as 
prayer. We are trying, by the use of the 
Prayer Cycle and the Prayer Covenant, to 
make the practise of missionary interces- 
sion more general. We have other plans, 
but need further suggestions. Can you 
not help us? What plans occur to you? 
Send them in. 






THE common method of giving to 
missions by an annual offering to 
each of the denominational causes 
has proved utterly inadequate for the 
financing of great missionary enterprises. 
Fortunately a better way has been dis- 
covered and its efficiency demonstrated by 
many churches. It is so very simple and 
sensible that the wonder is that it was not 
adopted long ago. It is simply the appli- 
cation to missionary giving of the well- 
nigh universal method used in securing 
money for church support by weekly 
envelopes. Either duplex envelopes are 
used or two packages which for convenience 
are usually of different colors, the one 
being for current expenses and the other 
for missions. The missionary offerings 
are divided quarterly among the societies 
according to a proportion agreed upon. 

That this weekly plan is superior to the 
weakly plan of annual collections is obvious 
to any one who will take the trouble to 
think the matter through. ** Stormy Sun- 
days ** do not figure, small givers are 
encouraged, systematic laying aside of 
money for missions becomes habitual, 
pastorless periods are tided over without 
default of missionary offerings and in many 
other ways the defects of tlie old method 
are corrected. . The churches that have 
tried it are enthusiastic in its praise. An 
investigation made in Ohio revealed the 
fact that every Baptist church in the state 
employing this method reported larger 
offerings. A similar inquiry in Pennsyl- 
vania, where many churches have been 
practising weekly giving, failed to find a 
single one that had not increased its mis- 
sionary offerings considerably and some 
very largely. The writer has had expe- 
rience extending through nine years in 
two very different pastorates, and unhesi- 
tatingly bears testimony to its efficiency as 


well as to the very important consideration 
that the far larger amount of money that 
was secured came with little or none of 
the vexation that was inevitable under the 
old method with its frequent and some- 
times confusing special appeals. One of 
these pastorates was in a small suburban 
church, recently become self-supporting. 
It had eighty members. When the weddy 
plan was adopted this church was glFiiig 
for all missionary and benevolent piiipoMS 
about one dollar per member annually. 
The first year under the better and 
systematic method there was an i; 
of 200 per cent. In the sixth year they 
aggregated over $1,800» having oome up 
from one dollar per year to $3.16 per meat- 
ber the first year of weekly giving and 
almost $6 per member the sixtlx.year. 

The other pastorate was in a large city 
and the church had a membership of about 
400. In two years the annual offerings for 
benevolences increased 140 per cent, over 
the average per year for the three years 
preceding the adoption of weekly giving. 
If offerings to women's work, relief, Sunday 
school and other benevolences not embraced 
in the weekly method be left out of the 
account and only the regular causes for 
which annual collections had previously 
been taken be considered, the increase is 
200 per cent. If any church desires to es- 
cape from the odium of weakly giving, 
they have only to try weekly giving. 

This is no new scheme. On the con- 
trary it is a very old one. Paul urged it 
upon the church at Corinth. Our im- 
provements upon Paul's method have 
failed so sadly that we do well to begin at 
once as he suggests, " Upon the first day 
of the week let every one of you lay by 
him in store as God hath prospered him," 
that there be no " collections " when the 
Secretary comes. 




TJEGINNING with the April number, 
-*-' free copies of the Magazine, now sent 
to pastors of contributing churches, will be 
discontinued, and thereafter the price to 
such subscribers will be twen^-five cents. 
This action is in line with the policy of the 
Missionoiy Union now being developed to 
nuke its literature more and more self- 
supporting. It b believed that pastors 
who are enough interested in foreign 
DiissioDS to work up an ofTering in their 
churches will gladly pay for their sub- 

scription the small sum announced. More- 
over, there is a growing feeling of 
independence on the part of ministers and 
a reluctance to accept favors as a special 
class, and we are confident that a large 
proportion of the pastors now receiving the 
Magazine free will welcome the change. 
The new rate, it will be noted, is the same 
now charged pastors by the Baptist Home 
Miinon MorUhiy, so that henceforth, in 
this particular at least, the rates of the 
two magazines will be the same. 


tUr^nt Hainiiohi, Min 

Middle row - 
Brook. HftnuA nicaoia. j 
Davis. Lojg Davii. Helei 

Marin, Helen Fergi 


I. ScBtPmsE Rbadino and Prater. 
n. SocTH Indla: The Country and People. 
m. Beoinninos of Our Mission. 

1. Pioneeis of the Work. 

2. Early EvenU. 
IV. The Present SmjATioN. Pp. 82-86. 

T. Some Special Needs. Pp. 85, 86. 

Note. A 

should I 

IT South India K 

One Method op Rbachinq the 

People. P. 86. 
What Other Bapxists are Doino 

AMONG THE TblCOUS. Pp. 87-90. 

A Personal QnEsnou; 

What Can I Do to Meet the Need in 

South India ? 

a and the chart on page 83 should be freely used. 

also be had to Missions in South India; pnce, ten cents. 



YOUNG people of the Baptist 
churches of the North, I greet you 
in the name of our Lord and Master 
as we inaugurate this new Forward Move- 
ment which, if God will bless it, will mean 
so much to Baptist young people, to the 
churches of the next decade, to the evan- 
gelization of America and the world, and 
to Him whom we love, who waits to " see 
of the travail of his soul and be satisfied/' 
There is no reason why Baptist young 
people should be behind those of any other 
denomination. Indeed, there are good 
reasons why they should lead all others in 
loyalty to the command of the Master to 
preach ** repentance and remission of sins 
among all nations, beginning from Jerusa- 

The name of this new enterprise is the 
" Young People's Forward Movement of 
the American Baptist Missionary Union 
and the American Baptist Home Mbsion 
Society.*' I am glad that this is a coopera- 
tive movement, including both home and 
foreign missions. The field is the world. 
I rejoice yet more in its being a young 
people's movement. As missions are the 
most fundamental work of our churches, 
the enlistment of young j)eople is the most 
fundamental phase of missionary activity. 
There is absolutely no more important 
work in the world than that which we are 
to do in raising up an army of Baptist 
young people who will intelligently and 
aggressively work together for the evan- 
gelization of their own land and the world. 

It is too early yet to give definite plans. 
We believe that we are beginning a move- 
ment that will grow with the passing years 
into a mighty force for God. It is there- 
fore necessary that in its initial stages it 
shall be planned with great thoughtfulness 
and prayerfulness. 

The immediate task before us is a mission 
study campaign for the organization of 
just the largest number of classes possible 


for the study of " The Christian Conquest 
of India " and " Aliens or Americans ? " 
Let this work be taken up immediately in 
every yoimg people's society in the land. 
Write at once for information as to text- 
books, suggestions about organization, 
etc., to the " Young People's Forward 
Movement," addressing your correspond- 
ence to the Ford Building, Boston, Mass., 
if your puipose is to study foreign missions, 
and to 312 Fourth Avenue, New York, if 
you wish to study home missions. I stand 
ready to help in every way possible and 
will respond to calls for conferences and 
other meetings up to the limit of my 
ability. During January, February and 
March my headquarters will be at 312 
Fourth Avenue, New York, and the n«rt 
three months in the Ford Building, 

I promise to the young people of our 
churches the best service I can give. I 
ask from you your heartiest cooperation. 
Already my heart rejoices in the beautiful 
spirit of cooperation and the cordial 
support of the missionary societies. The 
beginning of our new work is most auspi- 

The closest cooperation between the 
Forward Movement and the Baptist Young 
People's Union of America will be sought, 
and it is believed, in view of the results of 
a pleasant conference held recently, that 
all interests can be harmonized and our 
work for the missionarv education of 
Baptist young people unified and intensified. 
To this end I ask for the cooperation of 
all leaders in young people's work. 


It is already evident that the cooperative 
character of the Young People's Forward 
Movement is commending it to the 
denomination. The advantages of co- 
operation in promoting mission study in 




such books as *' Aliens or Americans ? *' and 
** The Christian Conquest of India " are 
many. Furthermore, the most harmo- 
nious relations exist with the Baptist Young 
People's Union of America. This new 
educational movement has been brought 
into close relations with the work which 
has been done for years through the Con- 
quest Missionary Course, and the field 
of each defined in such a way as to pre- 
vent any friction. The General Secretary 
of the Baptist Young People's Union of 
America has commended the Forward 
Movement to the state ofiScers, and already 
letters have been received from many of 
these expressing their joy at the new 
departure and pledging their help. 

Study Classes 

Have you a study class in your church ? 
If not, why not ? Three interested people 
are enough to start a class; ten is about 
the limit for good work, i^et some one 
^rho reads these lines write today for a 
sample copy of the textbook, " The Chris- 
tian Conquest of India " and suggestions. 
The price of the book is 50 cents in cloth, 
35 cents in paper, postage 8 cents extra. 
A manual on mission study, telling you 
all about how to organize and conduct a 
class, will be added for 10 cents; while 
additional valuable helps will be sent free 
to all leaders who enroll their classes at the 
Rooms. Just as soon as your class is organ- 
ized, the enrolment card should be sent in. 
Correspondence is solicited. Write coday. 

Local Campaigns 

Already in several important centers 
local campaigns for Baptist mission study 
classes are being conducted. During Feb- 
ruaiy the Secretary spent a week each in 
Buffalo and Philadelphia, where interest 
is good and growing. Chicago has a good 
mission study committee that will be heard 
from soon. Rhode Island promises to do 
as big things in mission study as she has 
been doing lately in Bible study. Wash- 
ington is awake to the opportunity, and 
will have a live spring campaign Hart- 

ford has an enthusiastic conmiittee, whose 
work is already bringing good returns. 
Perhaps the most complete plans are being 
carried out at Pittsburg. A letter has 
been sent to pastors, young people's society 
presidents and others by the chairmen of 
the associational committees on foreign 
missions and home missions and the 
Executive Committee of the Baptist Young 
People's Union, calling for an associational 
movement in mission study, under the 
direction of a committee of three, of which 
one of the most aggressive young pastors 
is chairman. At a meeting of these pas- 
tors, presidents and .others, the campaign 
has been inaugurated, the aim of which 
is to have a mission study class organized 
about March 1 in every church in the 
association. Their plan includes also a 
normal class. 

In addition to these movements in larger 
cities, good work is being done in many 
smaller places and individual churches. 
Undoubtedly the real " Forward Move- 
ment " has begun. 


Up to Januar}' 31, 113 study classes in 
the " Christian Conquest of India " had 
been reported, with an aggregate member- 
ship of 1,400 persons. There is no doubt 
that many other classes are in existence. 
It is very desirable that we should know 
these, not only because of the aid we can 
give, but for the sake of keeping an accu- 
rate record of mission study among 
Baptist young people. Every one who 
reads it, who belongs to a foreign mission 
study class or who knows of one that has 
been organized since September 1, 1906, 
is requested to report it at once, unless he 
knows positively that it has already been 
reported. Address all correspondence con- 
cerning foreign mission study to " The 
Young People's Forward Movement," 800 
Ford Building, Boston, Mass. The present 
address of the Secretary is 312 Fourth 
Avenue, New York. 

Yours for the coming Kingdom, 






Lesson X. Gen, 26: 12-25. March 10 
Jsaae, a Lover of Peace 

Strife at the Well 

le nam* of Ui> well Si«k; 

■ Uuy U 

^HESE same International Lessons are 
^ studied in quite a number of Sunday 
schoob on our tnissioo fields, and in some 
of the countries this reference to the strife 
at the well will not need any explanation 
to the scholars. They know more about 
such things than we do in America. In 
many portions of the East a good well of 
clear, pure water, is a most precious in- 
heritance, not easily secured, and many 
quarrels arise over the possession or use c^ 
a well. One of the most important con- 
siderations in opening a new mission station 
is tiiat it shall surely be located where a 
good supply of pure waler can be obtained. 
In India, too, there is another reason 
which causes trouble about the supply of 
water for any village or town; it is the 
terrible bondage of caste. Each caste 
must have its own well; for the well be- 
longing to n higher cnste would be polluted 

if a member of a lower caste should draw 
water from it. Hindus would resist unto 
death any such attempt. Now see how 
this might affect missionary work in some 
village. Suppose, for instance, that a caste 
^1 should be converted, and break her 
caste by partaking of the Lord's Supper 
with other native Christians. At home, 
she would not be given a drink of water 
to save her life; if she should go to the 
village well the next morning with her 
water pot to get the usual supply of waler, 
she would be shunned, avoided by all, and 
if she attempted to draw water from the 
well she would be beaten, not with hands, 
for that would be pollution, but drivoi 
away with sticks and stones. " Whoio- 
ever toiU, let him take the water (rf life 
freely," is not from a Hindu writer. 

Lesson XI. Gen.27:15-2S,41-45. Mab.17 

Jacob and Etau 

And Jacob uid aula hUfattwr. I un Bmh thr Ont- 
born ; 1 have doH accotdUic ai tbcni badMt na. Va. 

H, Jacob, Jacob, what a liar you arel 
You will have to live for many a year, 
pass through many 
tribulations, get a 
new name, and be 
thoroughly con- 
verted before yoa 
will realize that 
all your deceptions 
amount to nothing 
with God; that he 
is a God of purity 
and truth, and that 
all lies are an abomi- 
nation to him. It 
seems to be natural 
to the human race 
to be untruthful, 
and therefore it is 
not strange to find 
that no religion 
except the gospd 
of Jesus Christ 


aouTn INDIA 


contains nny adequate teaching about 
truthfulness. It is bad enough for a son 
(o have a mother who teaches him false- 
hood, as was the case with Jacob; but it 
i many times worse 

ornamented with £ne carvings, well 
equipped for worship. There was no back 
door about this thing; the people knew us 
well, and knew that it would be the cross 

for I 

. find 

falsehood intrenched 
in the religion which 
teaches him all he 
knows of what is 
highest and best. 
Miltions of Hindus 
do not hesitate to 
seek the aid of the 
gods in just such 
transactions as that 
which has left such 
a dark spot in the 
history of Jacob. 
"But Buddhism," 

"teaches truthful- 
ness." II. P. Coch- 
rane, in "Among the 
Burmans " shows us 

the facts about that. intsbiob of 

" Take the Buddhist 
commandment, ' Thou shalt speak no false 
word,' " he says; " one would expect from 
that some notions of honor, but truthful- 
ness has never yet been discovered among 
non-christian Burmans. Why ? The 
same sacred book which gives the com- 
mandment gives this definition of a false- 
hood: ' A statement constitutes a lie when 
it is discovered Iq" the person lo whom it 
is told to be untrue! ' Deceit is at a pre- 
mium." The same thing is true in Japan. 
" There is the national love of untruthful- 
ness. A tremendous revolution is neces- 
sary," says Dr. Griffis, "in order lo make 
Japanese reputation for truth increase, 
and yet through the gospel such a revolu- 
tion is in progress," 

Lesson Xn. Isa. 28: 7-13. March 24 

Woet of Drunkenness 
The Orgy in the Temple 
The print . 
«iliik, ibg]; 


The prieft uid tho prophet heve erred throuf h strong 
'-Ink, Ibar ua iwBUowed ud ot viae, they ma out ol 
a iraT urough strDOf diinbj ibey err in vision. 

T^ONIGHT we held our meeting in a 
' Buddhist temple, beautifully situated. 


of Christ and that alone that would be 
exalted, but they would have it so. But 
all through the meeting a thought of far 
different scenes kept coming Into my 
mind. Before the meeting we were 
taken into the inner rooms of the temple, 
where a great feast had been prepared, to 
which we were invited. A large number of 
men were carousing, drinking, smoking 
and singing, or rather bellowing in drink- 
besodden voices, snatches of song. The 
priest himself, dressed in the robes of his 
rank, was so far beside himself with drink 
as to find speech all but in 
a dark corner crouched a i 
locally without resentment s 
wife, although the vows of his 

" As we went out lo begin our meeting 
ihere in the presence of the grim old idols, 
and as we faced with the story of the Holy 
One of God the three hundred villagers, 
who had been joined by most of the ca- 
rousers, the shouts of the priest and his 
remaining friends came to us again and 
again, bringing back to our thoughts all 
the horrible sights we had seen in the block 


, accepted 
; the priest's 
's sect forbid 



haunts of the great seaports. Do you 
wonder that our heart grows sick at the 
thought that all this is done in the name 
of religion, in the very sanctuary of one of 
the great religions of the world? Shall 
we lose patience with those friends who, 
surrounded with the benefits of Chris- 
tianity, become enamored with the mere 
theories of non-christian religions, and 
shut eyes and ears to the terrible results 
revealed in practise ? " — Luke Bickel, 
Captain of " Fukuin Maru." 

Lesson XIII. I Cor. 15: 12-21, 55-58. 

Mar. 31 

Easter Lesson 

The One Vital Fact 

And if Christ be not risen* then is our preaching vain, 
and your faith is also vain. Vs. 14. 

DAUL, as his custom is, makes very 
'- strong statements, paints a picture of 
startling contrasts in setting forth the 
doctrine of the resurrection; but, as his 
custom also is, he is right. Take away 
the resurrection of Christ and what it signi- 
fies to humanity, and the world will have 
no further use for Christianity. The 
most difficult heathen religion that Chris- 
tianity ever had to meet is Buddhism, but 
it is weak in just this point, . " There is 
in the very system itself," says Dr. D. A. 
W. Smith, " a something from which the 
human heart instinctively recoils The 
Buddhist accepts his system because it 
commends itself to his reason and he can 
conceive of no escape from it; and though 
he looks forward theoretically to the ulti- 
mate extinction of being, yet his secret 
hopes are feasting on innumerable ages of 
intenenmg bliss which it may be his to 
enjoy, as the result of accumulated merit. 
He is prepared, therefore, if you can only 
persuade him of the truth of it, to feel the 
superiority of the Christian system which 
says, * I am come that they might have 
lifcy and that they might have it more 
abundantly.* " 

Of Hinduism John 1.. Stoddard says, 
" Nowhere on earth are such appalling 
sacrifices made by religious devotees as in 
this valley of the Ganges. Life is to them 
a desperate struggle to escape from future 
suffering — a struggle as intense and 


agonizing as that by which a nian, impris- 
oned in a railroad wreck, endeavors to 
free himself from the approaching flames.'* 
To these struggling millions iSie gospel 
brings the message of the resurrection and 
life eternal, a message that seems at first 
too good to be true, but which, like the 
touch of the Master himself, has already 
brought peace to thousands of weary souls. 

Lesson I. Gen. 28 : 1-5, 10-22. April 7 

Jacob's Vision and God's Promise 


And thy seed shail be as the dust of the earth, and in 
thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth 
be blessed. Vs. 14- 

T ET US get into line. Why wait any 
^-^ longer? Is not God's purpose suffi- 
ciently plain ? Could he make any clearer 
his intention to claim the whole world as 
the kingdom of Christ, as the seed of Abra- 
ham, Isaac and Jacob? The mystery is 
that the Church has so long ignored the 
chief duty enjoined by the Gtxl of Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob, and by the author of 
the Great Commission. But let us not 
mourn over the past; the thing to do is to 
take the right attitude toward all the 
families of the earth today. 

The first thing is to recognize the claim 
that world-wide missions now have upon 
the followers of Christ. Let Christians 
once get a good grasp of the idea that it 
is their business to turn this old world 
upside down, and they will have no more 
time and interest for the things that fritter 
away their spiritual life. 

The next thing is to know the work 
we undertake to do. Who are the families 
of the earth ? What are their views of life, 
their religions? By what means shall we 
bring the blessing of Christ to them ? Just 
as an artisan, a professional man, a worker 
of any kind, studies and fits himself for his 
work, so must the church continually en- 
deavor to understand the business of mis- 
sions in all its branches. 

Then, according to the best of our knowl- 
edge, we must actually bring the blessing 
to all the families of the earth. Some will 
go; all must give ourselves in prayer, 
svmpathy and support. Are we doing it? 
The trumpet call is sounding. Fall In! 







Rev. and Mrs. David Gilmore, from Bos- 
ton, December 29, returning to Burma. 

Rev. B. P. Cross, from New York, Febru- 
ary 9, returning to Burma. 

Rev. £. O. Schugren and family, from 
New York, January 12, for South India. 


Rev. £. Chute, from Pahnur, South India, 

at New York, November 15. 
Mrs. W. H. Roberts, from Bhamo, 

Burma, at Rochester, N. Y. 
Rev. Robert Harper, M .D., from Nam- 

kham, Burma, at Kilkenny, Ireland, 

December 2S. 

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To Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Dowd, Impur, 

Assam, December 18, 1906, a son, 

Bernard Jefferson. 
To Rev. and Mrs. H. I. Marshall, Tharra^ 

waddy, Burma, December 9, 1906, a 

son, John Fellows. 
To Rev. and Mrs. S. W. Stenger, Nandyal, 

South India, a son. 

Jl Jl 

Because of ill health, Mrs. W. H. Rob- 
erts of Bhamo, Buqna, will be obliged to 
return to America. Her husband very 
bravely remains at his post without her, 
bearing the heavy burdens resting upon 

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On the arrival of the missionaries of the 
" Ava " party at Rangoon, a most cordial 
welcome was extended by the older mis- 
sionaries at the Guest House, November 
7. Several addresses were given, followed 
by a social hour. 

Jl Jl 

Professor J. H. Randall, of Rangoon 
Baptist College, has recently had a very 
serious illness which makes it necessary for 
him to return to America for an indefinite 
period. A cablegram received December 
81 announces his departing , from Ran- 
goon for this country. 


At this time of special interest in the 
Congo, many will doubtless be glad to 
know that quite a variety of Congo curios 
are on sale at the Rooms, consisting of 
spears, neck rings, knives, etc. Further 
information may be obtained by writing 
to the Missionary Magazine. 

The new missionaries to South India 
have been designated to their respective 
fields for the study of the language. Rev. 
N. C. Parsons goes to Secimderabad, 
and Rev. E. O. Schugren to Vinukonda. 
Miss Melissa £. Morrow's designation 
has been changed from Nalgonda to 

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Rev. John McGuire, formerly in 
charge of Burman work at Rangoon, 
Burma, has been appointed acting-presi- 
dent of the Burman Theological Seminary 
at Insein, in the absence of President F. H. 
Eveleth, D.D., who is returning to America 
on furlough. Professor E. B. Roach, now 
instructor in mathematics in Rangoon 
Baptist College, is to take Mr. McGuire's 
place. This leaves another vacancy in 
the college faculty which must be filled at 
once. This is a most urgent need. 

Jl Jl 

Rev. J. V. Latimer, of Huchow, East 
China, has been ill with typhoid fever, 
but is now rapidly regaining strength. 
When taken sick he was on his way to 
Shanghai to meet Miss Rawlings, who has 
been assigned to Huchow. A letter .from 
him, mentioning his providential deliver- 
ance from the danger of the Changpu riot, 
of which we spoke in the October num- 
ber, calls attention to a similar providence 
in connection with this illness. It happens 
that this year both Dr. Eubank, of our 
mission, and a physician of another mission, 
who is stationed in Huchow, are absent on 
furlough. Had Mr. Latimer's illness oc- 
curred there, he would have been wholly 
without foreign medical service. As it 
was, he had the best. God's care is con- 
stantly around his missionaries, and they 
are quick to recognize his presence. 



The Missionabt and His Critics. By Rev. 
James L. Barton, D.D., Corresponding 
Secretaiy of the American Board. New 
York: F. H. Revell Company. 285 pages. 
$1.00 net. 

Not since the appearance of " The 
Bishop's Conversion ** has a book been 
published that is so well suited to answer 
the criticisms of both the enemies and the 
half-hearted friends of missions as this 
volume by Dr. Barton. He has rendered 
a great sen^ice to the cause. 

The book is not too long; it is written in 
an exceedingly pleasing style; and easily 
lures the reader on to the end. The con- 
crete facts, selected largely from the au- 
thor's own experience, are most interesting 
and convincing; while the " testimonies " 
of scores of men, prominent in every walk 
of life, buttress his statements and argu- 
ments in a most effective manner. The 
headings of some of the chapters will in- 
dicate the scope of the book, which is- 
certain to be widely read: The Merchant 
and the Missionary; the Missionary and 
the Tourist; the Missionary and the 
Foreign Residents; the Character and 
Ability of the Missionary; the Missionary 
and His Achievements. 

This volume may well be placed in the 
hands of any one who needs to have his 
notions of missions and missionaries cor- 
rected. We commend it most heartily. 

The Meaning and Message of the Cross. 
Bv Henry C. Mabie, D.D. New York: 
Fleming H. Revell Company. 1906. 259 
pages. Price $1.25 net. 

This is a serious and thoughtful handling of 
the central doctrine of Christianity. We 
need more such books, which will embody 
the meditations of earnest Christian men on 
the great theme nearest their hearts. The 
time has come when the believers in the 
Atonement should no longer be content 
with the cross as a mere shibboleth, should 
cease repeating the time-worn formula 
that they believe in the Atonement but have 
no theory of it, and should think their sub- 
ject through, as Dr. Mabie does, revealing 
to the world the secret of its power in their 
own lives. Dr. Mabie has written a 
valuable and stirring book in delightful 


spirit and has presented his views with 
great force. Chapters IV and V, on 
"The Nature of Christ's Reconciling 
Death " and " The Cross as a Redeeming 
Achievement," constitute the strongest 
part of the work. They unfold a vital 
theory of the Atonement, a theory which 
conservative thinkers are coming more and 
more widely to hold and to preach. There 
is a great truth in this statement of the 
matter, and consequently a power which 
grips the heart and conscience. These 
two chapters alone are reason enough 
for the book. Everv minister and mis- 
sionary should read them and ponder 
whether the essential truth of the cross b 
not found here or hereabouts. 

Chapter K, ** The Missionary Energy of 
the Cross," reveals the author's real pur- 
pose and expounds the modem apologetic 
for missions admirably. Missionary ser- 
mons would take on a new vitality if con- 
structed along this line. The personal 
experience related in the appendix contains 
a most valuable hint for many earnest 
preachers. Frederick L. Anderson. 

Odds and Ends from Pagoda Land. By W. 
C. Griggs, M.D. Philadelphia: The Ameri- 
can Baptist Publication Society. Illustrated. 
277 pages. Price 90 cents, net. 

If you would like an intensely interesting as 
.well as instructive book on missions, read 
this volume of sketches by our missionary 
at Bhamo, Burma. It is written in an 
informal, conversational style that is most 
attractive. The amount of valuable in- 
formation that is found on every page 
makes the reader keen to know what is 
coming next. The author sees the humor- 
ous side of life as well as the pathetic and 
tragic. Every library should contain a 
copy of this book, which gives such a clear 
idea of the everyday life of the peoples of 
Burma, as well as of the missionary at work 
among them. 


Ihe February number of The ^'orld 
Today is especially a China number. An 
editorial on " The Portent of the Far East,'" 



"Can China Fight?" by Homer Lea, 
" The Makers of New China," by WiUiam 
EUiot Griffis, and "New China," by 
Thomas F. Millard, make interesting and 
profitable reading. Some of these articles 
are iUustrated. The National Geographic 
Magazine for December contains a com- 
prehensive article on "Present Condi- 
tions in China," by Hon. J. W. Foster. 
This should be read by many more than 
customarily read this magazine. It is an 
authoritative and readable statement of 
present conditions in the " middle king- 
dom." Everybody's for January contains 
another article by Robert E. Park, de- 
scriptive of Congo conditions, entitled 
" The Blood-money of the Congo." The 
OttUook, in its issues for January 12 and 
January 19, has two excellent articles on 
the patriotic movement in India. The 
first is by H. G. Bissell, giving an American 

view of " India's Awakening," and the 
second describing the Swadeshi Move- 
ment, its causes, its progress and its hopes. 
This is by Yotrinda Mohan Bose. The 
Missionary Review of the World keeps up 
its record of publishing up-to-date mis- 
sionary articles. Among other valuable 
papers in the January number is one by 
Professor Harlan P. Beach on " The 
Great Missionary Events of 1906," one by 
Rev. " Samuel Rollins Vinton," in whom 
we recognize our own missionary, Rev. 
Sumner Redway Vinton, who writes on 
"The Rangoon Sgaw Karen Mission." 
Dr. Karl Kumm has an illustrated article 
on " The CaU of the Sudan," and Sir 
Frederick Nicholson, of the India civil 
service, gives " An Indian Civilian's 
Estimate of Missions." Almost every issue 
of the Christian Endeavor World contains 
valuable missionary articles. 


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Vol 87 

APRIL, 1907 

No. 4 





CAMPAIGN is something very dilTerent from a battle. A battle is a single 
engagement; a campaign is a long-continued series of military movements, in- 
volving sometimes several battles before a conclusion is reached. 

There is a great campaign of conquest described in the Old Testament: it was 
I^oshua's campaign for the conquest of the Canaanites. The incidents and the methods 
^^ that campaign furnish an analogue illustrative of the conquest of the earth by the gospel. 


There waa another campaign set in motion by Christ for the conquest of heathenism in 

tlie B ft m^" Empire. This campaign was divided into two parts. The first part was in 

Judea and Jerusalem and Samaria and was under the leadership of Peter, James and 

John. The second part was in the great Roman Empire as a whole, and was under the 

leadership of Paul, Barnabas and Silas. Both are described in the book of Acts. The 

campaign by them and their successors ended in the downfall of the heathenisms and 

philosophies of Greece and Rome as described in the sixth chapter of Revelation. 


The great modern mission campaign was announced in the fourteenth chapter of 
Bevelation: ** And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heavt'ii, having the everlasting 
gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation and kindred and 
tongue and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to hiui; for the 
^Wur of his judgment is come, and worship him that made heaven and earth, and the 
*^ and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is 
'•Hen, is fallen, that great city, In^cause she made all nations drink of the wine of the \%Tath 
®^ her fornication.** This describes the great campaign now going on in the whole world 
*'» which the heathen are coming in vast multitudes into the kingdom of God. The 
promulgation of the gospel and its acceptance among the heathen nations is to be followed 
^y the downfall of Romanism. Both of these events are near at hand. 
1007 \% 




SAID a thoughtful Hindu concerning 
Christianity, " We do uot fear your 
preachers, but we do feaJ your doc- 
tors and women visitors." He docs well 
to fear them, for they represent Christianity 
in the home, behind all prejudices, knocks 
ing at the heart. It was the late Mrs. 
Ingalls who was g^ven an idol to sit on 
(imagine it, in a land where people say a 
male dog is better than a woman) while 
she doclored the priest in his monastery. 
Among the Burmans, Dr. Ellen Mitchell 
in Moulmein, Dr. Fowler (now Thompson) 
in Bassein, and Drs. Douglas and Cote in 
Rangoon (the last two in connection with 
the Government Dufferin Hospital), have 
worked, while Dr. Sutherland is still at it 
in Sagaing, near historical Ava. In con- 
nection with the Karen Mission have been 
Dr. Johnson (first in Toungoo and then 
in Loikaw) as well as Drs. Corson and 
Garton, with Mr. Crumb. Their clientele 
has been drawn from parts near and remote, 
all over the Karen hills surrounding Toun- 
goo. Ciiiefly, however, do we find medical 
missionaries in Burma at work in the fron- 
tier stations. In Bhanio, till lately, Dr. 
Griggs was at work, and in Nanikham 
formerly Dr. Harper, and now Dr. Kit- 
ten house. In Hsipaw, Dr. Kirkpatrick 
formerly had medical work — ■ now Dr. 
Leeds, in Mongnai Dr. Henderson, in 
Kengtung Dr. Gibbens. and in Haka, 
Dr. East. 

To the ignorani, suspicious, frightened 
people in these frontier regions, wlio know 
but little of the white man and less of his 
God, must the doctor go to pave the way 

for their love, confidence and trust in the- 
Chrisliaa and Christ. Here will he be- 
called on to cure those from whom the— 
native exorcists have failed to drive out- 
evil spirits. Here must he [»ove tliat^ 
medicine is more powerful to stop the^- 
cholera fiend tban are oSerings or bambot^ 
barriers. Here he must shelter and hea^K 
the- poor witch who has boiely escapec^B 
from her viUage with her life, here pick u^^m 
the poor traveller or beggar, forsaken bj:^" 
his companions in his direst need, and lef^K 
to die like a dog alone. Here he is to raises 
a refuge for the blind, the halt, the maimed -r 
until gradually the people, fmgetting tba.'t 
foreign medicine will " cause them to 
swell up and die," lose fheW dread of bein^ 
" cut to pieces by the foreign doctor," 
are ready to brave the " unlaid ghosts " 
of the patients who have died in the hospi- 
tal, and, trusting to Jesus through tbe- 
doclor (for the two are strangely jumbled 
together in their minds), come to him with 
friend mauled by animal or hacked by 
man, wife in sore distress or child with 
broken limb, the blind, and the leper, 
saying ns they lay them at his feel, "I 
trust all to you. do with them as you will."' 
Such in bare outline is the doctor's work 
in Burma. How much it is appreciated is 
shown by the free gift of government aid 
to the hospital in Namkliam; the pretty 
little hospital built from medical proceeds- 
in Hsipaw; the gift of a Buddhist monastery,. 
from the timber of which preaching zayat 
and hospital ward are built in Mongnai., 
What better field for " practising Chris- 
tianity," O Christian doctor? 





IN the part of Assam occupied by the 
Missionary Union four men are en- 
gaged in both preaching and healing. 
This is in an ares emial to New Hampshire, 
Connecticut, Rhode Island and New 

necessity of his being required that he have 
compassion on the multitudes of those that 
were suffering. Every missionary is a 
marked man; people know his love; they 
know he b a messenger of unseen power; 

Jersey, with a population of 2,806,905. 
One of these, who had been on the field 
and seen the appalling need, prepared 
himself in medicine during his first furiough 
home and now after too long a second lertn 
of service has returned home to recover 
his health, in order Ihat he may be able to 
accomplish thehopesscl l)efore him. One 
new man fully qualified is soon to reach 
the field for the first lime. Besides the 
four regular physicians, one other has just 
returned to his field after having taken 
a short medical course during his furlough, 
and is now ministering as a faithful messen- 
ger to large numbers. 

T^e Master could not be hid; the very 


they believe that most of their ills are 
caused directly by evil spirits, and many of 
Ihem by their sins. Trained or not trained 
for this sort of work, almost every mission- 
ary is compelled to use his God-given 
powers to relieve suffering and save life. 
Most missionaries that have come to Assam 
without medical training have spent many 
anxious hours over iheir trained helpers 
and others to sa\e their lives and to reveal 
the love of ChrisI, and have spent much 
lime studying up from books what they 
should have been given in one year of 
special (raining before coming to the field. 
Some of the missionaries in Assam that 
are not counted as medical are doing a 


large amount of successful work, having 
thus prepared themselves by the very 
urgency of the situation. The conviction 
has grown upon me during these seven 
years of service that every missionary 
should secure one full year of special medi- 
cal training before being placed in the 
midst of surroundings such as these; it 
would save both time and money, besides 
Uves for the work and souls for the King- 

Dr. Kirby has a large opportunity await- 
ing him at Sadiya. Dr. Rivenburg's field 
is now occupied by one that has made no 
study of medicine. Mr. Pettigrew is 
building a little hospital and dbpensary 
and training his evangelists to care for the 
sick and to use simple remedies wherever 
they go. Dr. Loops at Impur has begun 
in a field of almost unlimited opportunities, 
but with none trained to help him and no 
place to care for the patients, he has been 
compelled by the absolutely dense igno- 
rance and filth of the people to abandon 
all surgical work till he can have a hospital. 
He, like myself, is treating his 2,000 pa- 
tients annuaUy, rather as a side issue than 
as a direct means of reaching the hearts of 
the people, while giving most of his time to 
other work. It seems to be almost trifling 
with a mighty power and a sacred trust, 
thus to be compelled to neglect one of the 
most powerful means, the most powerful 
human means, of reaching the hearts of 
these who are so ignorant, so sin-sick, so 

filled with belief in the overmasterin 
of evil spirits. Were we to let our 
free and our eyes look out upon tli 
removable suffering, it woul^ be 
crushing sometimes, but \^e are oa 
to neglect it by the small number < 
missionaries. My own records shcr 
ing off of about 1,000 in the number 
treated at my dispensary this year, 
by my absence most of the time 
ing to work, much of which might 
done by others, while I gave myself 
for the suffering and the utterly ig 
I do rejoice, however, in the faithfu] 
of three young Garos who seem lee 
Spirit, for by means of their help, 
thousand bottles and tins of medici 
been prepared and sent out into t 
the Gauhati districts during th< 
We know from letters received t 
have thus saved many lives am 
rendered large service in a severe 
epidemic in the Gauhati field, thoi 
seeing a single case. Two of thefi 
helpers are now out touring amc 
heathen villages with medicines, S< 
pictures, and lantern views suppliec 
India Sunday School Union by the ; 
schools of Philadelphia. One oi 
workers is in the large central 1 
section and the other is traveling t 
the almost untouched regions of th 
part of the field. Blessings unn 
on earth will rejoice many hearts 
the light of Christ's love has scarcely 


BY MRS. F. W. ST A IT, M.D. 


" y^^ O ye into all the world and preach 
§ •«- the gospel " was the command of 
^"^ our Ixjrd. But all too slowlv did 

the Church, to whom those words were 

addressed, come to realize the sacredness 

and dignity of her mission. 

After long years of waiting she awoke 

to some sense of her duty and the g\oTy of 


that service, but the other comma: 
carried with it the thought of our 
tenderness and sympathy for si 
humanity, found but a small place 
hearts of his people. ** Heal the 
Would this aid in tlie evangelizatic 
fallen, sinful race ? Did not the coi 
belong to the age of miracles, thi 



wb«n the blind lose at a word and praised 
tla^ Giver of Light for the wonders wrought, 
">r the lame man leaped under the healing 
lovAch of a disciple's hand ? 

fublic opinion haa changed now, and 
tbciae who carry the blessing of healing to 
tb<Me distant lands, are not only expected 
l^ be well versed in medical lore, but must 
I*»X)Te themselves specialists in all the 
lMP«nches of surgery. 

It was Dr. Downie, of Nellore, who 
cstablbhed the first medical work under 
th« care of an authorized physician in our 
T«lugu Mission . 
Under his oversight 
^ beautiful hospital 

and dispensary were 

*r*cled in Nellore, 

and in 1891 Dr. Ida 

''ave Levering took 

"w full charge of 

*^at branch of the 

•ork in that large na- 

'^etown. The story 

'^ her life there is 

?»e of deep interest. 

pesides establish- 

""S a fine dispen- 

'*'7 practise, she 

^tended her efforts 

™ all sides, visiting 

P^tienta in their 

"?•*»«, and by her 

■■odlioess and tact 

opening many of the 
z«nanas to the visits 
of the Bible women 
and the other woman 
missionaries, who fol- 
lowed closely in her 
steps with their story 
of a Redeemer's love. 
For a short time 
Dr. O.W.Gould was 
associated with Dr. 
Faye in the work, but 
the trying climate of 
India forced her to 
relinquish her post 
and return to Amer- 
ica. In ISWWDr. 
Levering returned 
* home to enjoy a few 

months of well-earned 
resi, and Dr. C. W. Coals filled the vacant 
place. Until her removal to the needy 
station of Ramapatam, Dr. Coats' devotion 
to the people, and her unselfish labor of love, 
will ever be a glad memory to those who 
knew and loved her in the far land of India. 
la Hanamakonda we have a thoroughly- 
equipped and most promising hospital and 
dispensar}'. erected and establbhed by 
Dr. J. S, Timpany. How successful he 
has been can be best judged by a glance 
at his statistical report for the past year. 
There we find a total of 8,914 out-patients 





and 70 who stayed for treatment in the 

When you visit Nalgonda you are 
shown a beautiful bungalow and medical 
building where Dr. Breed, who is now on 
furlough in the home land, carries on her 
faithful service for the Master and reaches 
the hearts of many poor suflFerers, the love 
and tenderness of a consecrated woman's 
healing touch being a power which few 
can resist. 

In 1902 Dr. Lena Benjamin was appointed 
to the work in Nellore. The post had been 
for some time vacant, and it required much 
wisdom and tact to gather up the broken 
threads, and again make the empty hospital 
a center of bright, eflScient service. Dr. 
Benjamin has proved equal to the task, 
and now that we hear of the appointment 
to that station of an associate physician, 
we can feel that the days of hardship are 
past, and a bright future is in store for the 
medical work in Nellore. 

When I went with my husband to 

Udayagiri in 1898 the only building avail- 
able as a dispensary was a small mud hut. 
In it I toiled for over three years. At the 
end of that time we were in possession of 
a beautiful dispensary, and ere long the 
Etta Waterbuiy Memorial Hospital was 
erected, dedicated to the memory of the 
devoted young girl whose loving heart had 
given birth to the hope that some day, in 
some way, the Lord would honor her 
faith, and answer the prayer that joined 
petition with service. Our patients are 
increasing year by year, and with the 
benefit of an operating room and the com- 
forts of skilled nursing, the usefuiims and 
eflSciency of the work must grow. 

Much could be said on this mlject 
The future is ours and with the incomti^of 
new doctors and the better equipment of 
our buildings we believe that this brand 
of our work will take a position in the 
future that will encourage and gladden 
the hearts of those who as pioneers bore 
the burden and stress of the opening years. 



BY REV. M. D. EUBANK, M.l). 


ONE day there came to our hospital 
a little boy about thirteen years 
old with a cut on his arm. He had 
V)een out cutting grass and had fallen on 
his knife and cut himself — not a severe 
wound at first, had it been cared for, but 
it had been neglected, as all wounds are in 
China, and had l>ecome infected. This 
little fellow was in a bad condition, and 
both he and his old grandfather, who 
came with him, knew it. His arm was 
greatly swollen and he had quite a tem- 
perature. We cared for the little fellow as 
b(»st we could, find in a few days he was 
much improved, and later went home well. 
To this boy and grandfather the cure was 
wonderful, for it was the kind of trouble 
that the Chinese doctors know but little 


about. My little grateful patient went 
back to his village to tell his story of what 
had taken place. 

It was not many days before my little 
friend (for that is what he is to the end of 
time now) was back at my hospital door 
with a number of his neighbors. He had 
told his story and now they had come to see 
the foreign doctor. Among this number 
there was one poor woman who was suffer- 
ing with ulcers on her arms, and also from 
some internal disease. She was full of fear, 
superstition, prejudice and darkness. She 
was afraid to let the foreigner touch her 
lest her eyes or heart go from her. But 
the first day we simply rubbed some harm- 
less ointment on her arm, and turned 
loose in the hospital for the patients to t 



e story and take her fear of the 
gn devil " from her. (They wiD al- 
eil the story with much more empha- 
a you dare tell it yourself, so I let 
ell my story for me.) ' They did the 
well, and in a few days thb poor 
d countrywomaa and the foreign 
were on good terms. She got well, 
«nt back to her village to tell the 
of her experience to her curious 
.villagers. In a few days she came 

be a little easier to preach in that village 
now than it would have been before P 
Have not these people a different idea of 
our mission in China? 

Here is another story. A boy was 
brought into my hospital one day who had 
about lost the use of his right arm. He 
had three great fistulas, from which pus 
was running all the time. This had started 
from an abscess which had been neglected, 
as all abscesses are in China, and had 
left this little fellow in this 
dfiil wtodition, He 
& hospital 
imd 1 operated on him. 
hut the first attempt was 
not successful. He went 
iiMck to his home and was 
lold by his father that 
)ii.' must leu^e home and 
!,'■■ on the street and beg 

with a grcul 
ients with her, so 
o doctor 

r sufferer who had 
imeeleven years, and 
came in I remember how be looked 

and with more of doubt in his face 
belief said, " Foreign teacher, can 
elp me? " I told him I thought I 

and he said, " I have been to see 

noted physicians in this serlion, and 
e has ever been able to do ine any 
' He was cured, and went home a 

man with a New Testament in his 
::, and some of its truths already find- 
place in his heart. Now from this 
1 from which these patients came 
aas come on three different occasions 
iitation to ask mc lo come lo their 
and open a disjiensary. Will it not 

for a living, and in this manner get 
along: the father was too poor to feed 
him it the boy was never to be able to help 
in the work on the little farm. So tha 
lillle outcast from his parental roof turned 
back to the hospital, and lo the foreigner, 
for help. I shall never forget the look on 
Min Yang's face as he told me his story 
when he came back to us. He held up his 
left hand, the well one, and said, " Dr. 
Eubank, this hand is strong, and with it I 
can scrub the floors, and carry water, and 
— and — and — " 'I'he tears were now com- 
ing in his voice as well as in his eyes. I 
said, " My boy, I have something better 


for you than you have 
thought oE for your- 
self." I told him lo 
go acdtell his mother 
to come in. I asked 
her what she wanted 
to do with this boy 
and she hung her head 
and said that she was 
too poor I 


for hin 


asked her if she 
willing for me to do 
what I thought ought 
to be done for the boy, 
and she said she was. 
I took the boy into 
the hospital, and after 
months of care re- 
moved the bone from 
his shoulder to his 
elbow. He made a. 
fine recovery. But 
before he was quite rhntoby M, D, KubBi 
well he came and tux 

asked if he could not 
attend our boys' school. I told him he 
could, and he entered and learned 

Just before leaving China for our home- 

coming he came and 
said to me, " I want 
to be|,baptized." He 
was baptized. The 
neighbota all know 
the life and history of 
Min Yang; have 
they not already a 
different opinion of 
the foreigner, and of 
his mission in China? 
Before I left for 
home the father came 
to se« me. He was 
fuU of gratitude for 
what had ,been done 
for his son, and be- 
fore he went be bad 
given me Min Yang 
lo be'lmy boy, that 
I might educate him 
to become a Christian 
teacher.^ The father- 
was willing now that " 
his boy should not only 
become a Christian, 
but a teacher. Thus it was that the fear 
and hatred left thb father's heart; and that 
is the way it is leaving hundreds of hearts 
all over China. 




BAPTISTS do not now have, nor have 
they ever had, medical missions in 
Japan. In the early days of mis- 
sion work in the empire, the medical 
missionary went from place to place and 
overcame prejudices against Christianity 
by ministering to the sick or those who were 
otherwise physically afHicled. The work, 
for instance, of Dr. Hepburn of the Pres- 
byterian Board — not to mention other 
names — was attended with spiritual as 
well as physical results. After n while 
missionary touring was found to be less 

called for, while work in fixed localities 
became more pressing. Thus the dbpen- 
sary or hospital became a necessi^. 
Later, however, Japanese who had been 
trained by the missionaries or in the gov- 
ernment medical schools, or who had 
studied in foreign countries, met the press- 
ing need for Western medical science, and 
the missionary was less sought. At present 
there are a few mission hospitals, like those 
of Dr. Whitney, a self-supporting mission- 
ary of Tokyo, or Dr. Lcickwood, of the 
Seventh Day Adventiats in Kobe, or Dr. 


Suganuma, working with the Methodists in 
Nagasaki. There are also leper hospitals 
of a more or less missionary character in 
connection with both Protestant and Roman 
Catholic work. These are located in 
Tokyo, Gotemba and Kimiamoto. There 
are some missionaries who have the title 
of M.D., but who feel that in the present 
condition of Japan they can do best by 
giving their time to purely evangelistic 
work. Others think differently, but gen- 
erally feel that the medical missionary 
should now direct his energies mainly, if 
not solely, to the relief of the neglected 
classes, the poor wIjlO cannot pay for the 
r^;ular physician, and children, whose 
ailments seem to be largely ignored. It 
has been estimated that in America ap- 
proximately one dollar per capita is annu- 
ally contributed for charitable medical 

work; in England, one dollar and a third; 

while in Japan the amount is only about 

one sixth of a cent. The poor, therefore, 

need medical help, and could not have 

better than would be given by the medical 

missionary. Dr. Calbome, who has been 

doing some medical work in Hokkaido for 

about seven years, especially for the poor, 

says : 

The Japanese medical men are glad rather than 
otherwise to have the poor taken off their hands. 
. . . There has b€«n nothing but the most 
friendly relations and sympathy between us. 
We have found numbers unable to pay the 
ordinary hospital fees, especially in cases of 
long illness, and have found many suffering in 
then* homes for lack of proper treatment, and 
not a few dying. Our HoKkaido winters are 
exceptionally severe, but in order to be sure and 
get a ticket for the next morning's admittance to 
the dispensary there was, for months together, 
a crowd to be seen around the dispensary door 
at midnight. 




ASIDE from the few widely scattered 
State and Company doctors, in 
whom the natives place but little 
-confidence and often fear because of their 
relation to the government, Congo physi- 
cians can be counted almost on the fingers 
of one's hand. And yet I know of no more 
interesting field open to the well trained 
doctor with a liking for original research, 
nor a riper one if he has his Ix)rd*s 
passion for souls 

He will find most of the diseases preva- 
lent in the home land and not a few en- 
demic ones, such as the African sleeping 
sickness, various malarial and enteric in- 
fections, and skin diseases as strange and 
perplexing as the foreign tongue in which 
he must question and prescribe. 

He will find a people whose crude 
knowledge of a few drugs is inextricably 
mingled with witchcraft and sorcery, 
prone to attribute all sickness to the malig- 


nant influence of evil spirits, but a people 
who, having come to trust him, will believe 
him almost omnipotent. 

Mukimvika with its coast breezes has 
long been the home of Dr. F. P. Lynch. 
Thither many white folks seek the genial 
doctor's help. His hospital is reported 
the largest, best equipped mission hospital 
in Congo. 

At Matadi, the busy, unhealthful port 
of the Free State, A. Sims, M.D., D.P.H., 
spends the long hot hours in his immaculate 
pharmacy, ministering to the sicknesses, 
physical and moral, of a never-ending 
procession. The doctor's long years of 
service, wide experience, continuous study 
and investigation, easily place him first 
among Congo physicians. The sturdy, 
healthy young church that is growing up 
under the doctor's ministry gives evidence 
of the Lord's blessing upon his work. 

At Banza Manteke, since my return to 


the home land and Dr. Leslie's departure 
to the new station in Portuguese Congo, 
the medical work has once again fallen 
to Mrs. Richards' efficient hands. Since 
Dr. Kirby's departure from Lukunga and 
transfer to Assam, Mrs. Moody has cared 
for the sick at that station, as also do Mrs. 
Flederickson and Mrs. Hall at their re- 
spective posts. These missionaiy mothers, 
with their own dear children far away in 
the home lands, are a rare and beatific 
benediction to the motherhood of the Dark 
Continent , wheresoever t hey come in 

;t the 


Dr. Leslie in his far away new field has 
found the medicine chest on open sesame. 
Wherever we go its fame has gone before, 
and from eveiy town and village they 
come, bringing their sick and helpless just 
as they did in the olden days when the 
Great Physician trod Judean pathways. 

None of us are ever willing to be physi- 
cians only, but carry our full share <d the 
church and school work. Medical work 
is but a means to a greater «id, which we 
profitably use, but would not nuigiufy 
unduly, like our Master, who so often. 
when he had healed, forbade publicity. 




A BOTTLE of calomel tablets and 
a can of powdered (juininc were 
the humble beginnings of Ituptist 
medical work in Ihe I'hilippine Islands. 
The first patient was an old woman who 

came groping into the chapel at Jaro dm-' 
ing the first senice we attended, evidently 
in the throes of a malarial paroxysm. She 
sat up bravely during the first half hour,,- 
but when Sr. Ambrosio became 




ap to his subject she gave it up 
own on the bamboo bench. The 
IB equanimity with which she 
a powdered quinine mixed with 
quanti^ of water induced in us 
ind respect for the stomachic 
it the Filipino and encouraged us 

tboee earlj' beginnings we have 
d. In Capiz and Jaro are now 
pped dispensaries, and in con- 
nth the Jaro work Dr. Thomas 
iniced five branch dispensaries 
Ugs and doctrine are distributed 
There is not much difference 
he words " polong " and " bolong." 
" is " doctrine " and " bolong " 
sine." We try lo give the promi- 
the former, but certain it is 
: it not for the medicine, many 

would never hear of the doctrine. Every 
patient who comes receives a verbal or 
printed invitation to come to Christ, and 
tbough he does not always pass the message 
of life on, he is sure to tell others of the 
dispensary and thus our opportunity is 
enlarged. It is often curious how the 
dispensary attendance will follow geograph- 
ical tines. Some time ago a patient came 
to us from the town of Mambusaw. He 
was suffering from a condition of mono- 
mania which led him to believe that he 
was being turned inside out, ho that the 
services of four strong men were needed 
to grapple with his body in order to prevent 
such a dire calamity. Retumiag to hJS 
own town a little later with his mind in a 
more normal condition and his body still 
right side out, he precipitated a stream of 
Mambusawians upon the dispensary. 

IB 9C€a at the funher end of the brida«. on the left-huid )ide 


The medical work silences all cavilling 
and meets the prejudices of even the 
Romanist priests, as when Dr. Thomas 
rolled up his sleeves at a fire and went 
thoroughly to work upon several almost 
fatal ca^es of burns with the padre waiting 
at his side to put on the finishing touches. 

Last year in the dispensaries of Jaro 
and Capiz there were about 11,000 treat- 
ments given, which means a moving audi- 
ence for the gospel from all parts of the 
Visayan group, who return to their homes, 
some renewed souls, all more or less favor- 
ably infiuenced toward the truth. The 
privilege of helping these is no small one, 
and thousands of patients go away blessing 
the missionary, but the saddest part of the 
work is the large number of cases beyond 
one's power. During the past year about 
200 operations have been performed, but 
these were mostly of a minor nature, for it 
would be neither wise nor safe to undertake 
the more dehcate cases without proper 
equipment. Some few cases we have 
operated under ether and cared for in our 

own house, but the handicaps to succes^ul 
surgical treatmeat without a hospital are 
legion and so we have undertaken only 
those imperatively demanding surgical 
interference. Think of amputating a 
fore-arm with a buck-aawl Yet we hsd 
to do so for lack of a better instrument 
One day a girl who had fallen from a tree 
and sustained a fracture of the thigh was 
brought to us. It was necessarj' to reduce 
the fracture under an anesthetic, and this 
having been done we applied the proper 
extension splint and having no place to 
keep the patient, allowed her to be taken 
to the house of a relative in town. Un- 
fortunately the relative tired of her in a 
couple of weeks and sent her, splint and 
all, back to her own town out of our ken 
and care, thus greatly imperilling the result. 
It is this class of cases which makes the 
missionary physician sigh for a hospital 
where he can control the surroundings 
of the patient, and equipment which w^ 
give him at least a fighting chance to save 
the severer cases. 





THE United States has reason lo feel 
a deep interest in our sister rcpul>- 
lic, the United States of Brazil, and 
the smaller republics in the far Soulh. 

South America is the great neglected 

continent. To many it is an unknown 

continent. It contains one seventh of the 

land surface of the world; it is unexcelled 


in mountain heights and its valleys are of 

surpassing loveliness and fertility; it is- 
inexhaustible in mineral and agricultural, 
wealth. It has cities almost as large 
as Philadelphia and beautiful as Paris. 
Uuenos Aires is the largest city in the tw» 
conlinents south of the City of Brotheriy 
Love. The harbor of Rio de Janeiro is 


the most beautiful in the world, and it is 
said that the city itself reminds one of the 
metropolis of France. 


Great numbers of Christian people do 
not realize how sorely South America needs 
the gospel. It has beea truly 
said, " This is a prieat-ridden 
continent, without family lite, 
given up to domestic anarchy, 
lo religious bocchaanls, to the 
worship of grotesque images, 
to the practise of pagan or 
J-pagan rites, and to the 
control of a moat profligate 
priesthood, whose main busi- 
i seems lo be that shnme- 
ful traffic in eouls by which 
the gospel of Chrbt has be- 
a by- word." 

In point of education only 
about fifteen out of every hun- 
dred of the entire population 

a read. Morally, conditions 

: beyond description. The 


The work of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention, begun in 1881, has been greatly 
blessed. At the time of the last report, a 
year ago, there were 79 churches, with 
124 outstations; S7 missionaries; 22 or- 

priesthood has been so unfaithful and 
immoral and the men generally so profli- 
gate, as to fill society with infidelity and 
suspicion. The people realize their need 
o( the gospel and in many places are 
eagerly seeking the light. 

jTCiichers: and 

native helpers. 
The member- 
ship of the 
churches num- 
bered 4,367. 
From the beginning this has been one of 
the most fruilful fields of the Southern 
Baptist Convention. While the work is 
not half as old as that in China, the 
membership of the churches is almost as 
large as in that empire, where the number is 


5,049. Our denomination ranks first 
among Protestant denominations in South 
America in the nimiber of converts. It is 
far within the truth to say that one third of 
all South American Protestants belong to 
the Southern Baptist ranks. This success 
has been attained in the face of strenu- 
ous opposition and bitter persecution on 
the pui of Romanism, but now a great 
change has come over the people. Re- 
ligious liberty has been granted every- 
where. There is a wide-open door for 
Bible distribution. The people are sick 
and tired of the domination of priestcraft 
and from every field the missionaries write 
of the beginnings of glorious revivals. It is 
evident to the weakest faith that " the pros- 
pects are as bright as the promises of God." 
[Besides the mission in Brazil, southern 
Baptists have a growing work in Argen- 
tina. This is their youngest mission, 
having been opened late in 1903. There 
are at present five missionaries with their 
wives, occupying three stations: Buenos 
Aires, Rosario and Santa Fe. The work 
is carried on amid considerable opposition, 
the people being nominally Roman Catho- 
lics and intensely opposed to Protestant 
missionary work. However, in some ways 
Argentina is more liberal and progressive 
than other countries of South America, and 
the Baptist mission is a hopeful one. The 
following brief letter from Rev. J. L. Hart, 

one of the workers in Rosario, gives i 
idea of the work and of the spirit n 
characterizes the missionaries: 

In July I was with Mr. Fowler in Santa I 
two weeks; we had services every night d 
my stay there. The Lord gave us a full } 
eskcb nijg;ht, and I have never had the pleasi 
preaching to people who gave better attc 
than they did. &nta Fe is the center of J 
ism in this country, and for that reason is i 
hard field; but we are truly thuikful that 
is opening a door even in Santa Fe. Mr. F 
is much encoiuvged over the outlook, ai 
writes that the majority of the peoole wl 
tended our series of meetings are stiU com; 
his services, and that a goodly number of 
manifest interest in the salvation of their 

During my absence the work in Rosaii 
carried on by Mr. Hosf ord and our native h 
Fernandez, who, by the way, is miilfing j 
efficient worker. On my return hometlu 
pleasure of baptizing two young men. ' 
are the first young men that we have bap 
One of our most difficult problems is hov 
to reach the young men, m whose hand 
soon rest the destiny of the country, 
happy we are that two have taken a stai 
Christ We have six others in our Bible 
who seem to be deeply interested. 

The last of August I went to Buenos Ai 
speak in the comerenoe of Christian wo 
in Spanish, in that city. The work there i 
on nicely. 

For a fine description of Buenos 
we refer our readers to the article b) 
vester Baxter, in the Outlook of Jai 
26, entitled " A South American Met 
lis."— The Editor.] 




CANADIAN Baptists entered Bolivia 
in 1898 by sending out as their 
pioneer missionary, Rev. A. B. 
Reekie. Even before he became a Chris- 
tian, South America was laid on Mr. 
Reekie's heart, and after his conversion 
the conviction that the Lord had called 
him to be a missionary to that great conti- 
nent fastened itself upon him with an in- 
tensity that would brook no refusal, so 


before completing his seminary c 
he spent a summer vacation, aided 
few friends, in an exploration of the « 
ual needs of Peru, Bolivia and i 
Finding Bolivia without a single ProU 
missionary, and, so far as he could dii 
without a single evangelical Christia 
resolved to give his life to the prea 
of the gospel in that great country. 
Returning to Canada he rep 


:he baptist missionary magazine. 

esults of hia investigations, and so 
isiastic was the ^oung missionaiy 
BO thiiUing was his stor}*, that the 
St Coavention, at its' session at Lon- 
Ontario, in 
18 97, in- 
ed the Foreign 
DD Board, by "a, 
mous vote, to 

Scott and Miss Janet Caimichael. In 
all about twenty-five persons have so far 
been baptized, mostly converts from 
Romanism. There are many inquirers 

la, and a few 
IS Uter Mr. 
e set sail from 
York. He 
I his work 
Oruro by 

I fo 


ildened by the 
r liberal spirit 
e place, he 
I holding pub- 
rvices as soon 
£ had gained 
r command of 
Muish language, 
that time BoUvii 

•■, the constitution reading as followi 

tate recogmzes and tnaintains the Roman 
lie Apostolic religion and prohibit u\y 

and the outlook ia excellent. ] 
the grip of to remark that morally and spiritually the 
condition of the people of the country is 
past belief. 

the face of the opposition of the 
s, Mr. Reekie continued his services 
Jebraled the fourth anniversary of his 
I by baptizing his first converts and 
idng the first Protestant church in 

aDwhile a great revolution had taken 
The people, headed by General 
>, revolted against the dominance of 
riests and s^ up an anti-clerical or 
1 government, which is still in power, 
'hich in August inst, by a very large 
ity in both houses of congress, passed 
granting full liberty of conscience in 
ra of religion. 

nutaged by these and olhcr favor- 
Sjnditions, the board has gone for- 
and has opened two other stations. 
1, the new capital, and Gochabamba. 
nissionary staff now numbers seven: 
A. B. and Mrs. Reekie, Rev. C. N. 
£». Mitchell, Rev. F. J. and Mrs. 


JT is no surprise to find that the pastors 
* are so bewtily accepting the change in 
their rates and are sending in the twenty- 
five cents for their subscriptions. We 
knew ihey would welcome the opportunity 
of helping the Magazine. We recognize 
that we owe a great debt to the pastors 
for brining the Magazine before their 
congregations and securing subscriptions. 
We are therefore offering them a rate 
lower than that of the clubs, while we do 
not demean them by giving them some- 
thing for nothing. 

Perhaps some may not have noticed the 
change. Beginning with this issue the 
free copies heretofore sent to pastors ot 
contributing churches are discontinued, 
the price to pastors being now twenty-five 
cents. If you have not yet sent in your 
subscription, do so at once, in order not 
to miss a copy. 





"T* ^AY God station me in that part 
1^1 of the missionaiy field where the 
difficulties are greatest, and to all 
human appearance the most unsurmount- 
able." Such was the prayer of Robert 
Morrison; the 
answer came 
in his appoint- 
ment, one 
h u n d red 
years a^ to 
carry the mes- 
sage of salva- 
tioQ to the 
multitudes In 
the vast em- 
pire of China, 
which for 
thousands of 

barred and 
bolted its 
gates against 
evety Chris- 
tian influence. 

Morpeth, i n 
land. Eng- 
land, Morri- 

trained from 

h i s earliest 
childhood in 
the fear of 
the Lord 

and a knowledge of the Scriptures, and it 
is not surprising that at the age of sixteen, 
as the result of such training, he came 
naturally into the Kingdom. From the 
very firat he showed great earnestness and 
zeal and early begun to consider tlie work 
of the Christian ministry, entering Hoxton 
Academy with this in view. Soon his 
growing desire for foreign missionary serv- 
ice became a fixed purpose; but in this he 
met with great opposition from his family. 

Being persuaded, however, that it waa the 
call of God, he could not be turned aside, 
and after a brief term of preparation at 
the Missionary Academy at Gosport and 
a few months in London devoted to a 
course of lec- 



himself with 
diligence to 
acquiring the language, improving in the 
meantime every opportunity to preach and 
teach the few Chinese helpers and attend- 
ants whom he could gather around him, 
albeit behind locked doors because of 

The year 1809 was marked by two very 
important events in his life, whidi occurred 
on the same day, February 80. One was 
his marriage lo Miss Mary Horton, whom 
he met soon after his arrival in the country; 


the oth^ his'^appomtiuent as translator of and furnished the key to unlock to Western 
Chineae for the East India Company, an Mudents one of the most difiBcult languages 
office which he filled most acceptably for of the world, 
twenty-five years. 

Not deterred by an edict making it a 
crime punishable by death to print in 
Chinese anything on the Christian religion, 
he continued steadfastly at his task of 
translating and publishing portions of the 
Scriptures and scattering them as widely 
as possiUe. For five years he labored on 

Two great afflictions came to Dr. Morri- 
son during these years: the death of his 
wife in 1820 and the subsequent separation 
from his children, and the death in 1822 of 
his coUeague Dr. Milne, who had faith- 
fully shared his labors. His health suffered 
severely from this double bereavement, 
but it was not until the end of the year 1848 

alone, when he was cheered by the coming that he felt he could leave his work for 
of another missionary. Dr. Milne, who the long-deferred furiough which he so 

proved a very 
efficient helper. 
He also began to 
see the promise 
of spiritual fruit 
as the result of 
his labors, and 
m) 1814, after 
seven yean, he 
had the great joy 
of baptizing his 
first convert. 

During the 
next ten years he 
completed the 
Doted literary 
productions of 
his life. On 
November 25, 
1819, he had the 
pleasure of 
notifying the 
Xondon Mis- 
sionaiy Society 
that the whole 
Bible had been 
translated into Chinese. This stupendous 
task was largely the work of his own hand, 
although Dr. Milne rendered efficient 
service as soon as his knowledge of (he 
language would permit. Dr. Morrison 
did not claim absolute correctness for this 
work, but only proteased to have laid a 
foundation for later translations. In addi- 
tion to the Bible translation, the produclion 
of a number of religious tracts and the 
publication of an Anglo-Chinese grammar, 
Dr. Morrison had for seven years devoted 
much labor to a Chinese dictionary, 
which was in reality more of an encyclo- 
pedia. This work was completed in 1823 


greatly needed. 

On his arrival 
in England Dr. 
Morrison f on nd 
that be had won 
a name for him- 
self in the literary 
world, and he 
was received with 
gratifying honors 
by people of all 
ranks, even being 
presented to the 
king himself. 

whelmed with 

speak before 
various mis- 
sionary organi- 
zations, that it 
was with diffi- 
culty that he 


rest { 

ed any 

: children and other 

t unity to vbit 

In 1826 he returned to China, taking 
with Lim as his wife Miss Eliza Armstrong 
of Liverpool. Henceforth he devoted his 
time to writing various religious works and 
began the gigantic task of preparing a 
commentary on the Bible in Chinese. 

These closing years of his life, however, 
were clouded by many vexations in con- 
nection with his official duties, financial 
anxieties, cruel and unjust criticism of his 
translation of the Bible and the failure of 
several projects, dear to his heart, for the 
uplifting and education of the Chinese. 

[the baptist missionary magazineJ 

These things and the strain of his long- 
continued and arduous labors began to 
tell upon his constitution, but he still 
continued steadily at his worlc until witbia 
three days of his death, which occurred 
August 1, 18S4. He «as buried by the 
side of his first wife at Macao. 

Although he was not called upon to en- 
dure the violent persecution which fell lo 
the lot of Judson and some other pioneer 
missionaries, his courage and tact amid the 
trials and dangers which constantly threat- 
ened him, the patience with which he met 
and surmounted all obstacles, his mar- 
velous literary achievements and his un- 
wavering faith rank him among the heroes 
of Christian i 

The Philadelphia Baptbt Ministers' 
Conference is taking advantage of the visit 
of several of its members to China to send 
by their hands greetings to the missionaries 
and the native church. The . 
s follows: 

Hirough the del^atton visitiiuc the scenes of 

Siur so strenuous and sucoessml Ulx>rs, the 
aptist Ministers' Conference of Pbiladdpbii 

are confronting such a new era in China, whidL 
wonderful new era yourselves and your prede- 
cessors h&ve done no much to bring about 

Veritably going forth with sacrifice and w wning— 
to the hard sowing, you are ebowing in surpruin^^ 
vay the power of our Christ by the various u^E 
affluent harvest you are now gathering to hi^H 
praise. He is the leader who can never knoi^^ 
defeat. Be sure we do not fo^t you. We bai_9 
you as the brave and splendid pioneers in th — 
great world conquest We pTediiEe you oo^r- 
prayers and help. With utmost love ancS 
admiration we gladly sutiscrilie ourselves. 

Besides those mentioned last month, the 
following have joined the Baptist deputa- 
tion: Rev. A. K. De Blois, LL.D., and Miss 
Amy Wardner, of Chicago, and Rev. C. H. 
Watson, D.D., of Arlington, Mass. 

^^^^ ^ ^ ^ 

I il4 

Photo by F. S. Dabbitu 






IE gratifying announoement is made 
that favorable action has at last 
been taken by the United States 
upon the memorial relating to con- 
in the Congo State, presented by 
:an missionary societies in April, 
and many later memorials and peti- 
reoeiyed from the Congo Reform 
Ktion and other bodies. By .a 
aoas vote, support has been promised 
President in measures for relief of 
ongo people. The phraseology of 
aohition adopted is diplomatically 
d, action by the President being 
Hoied in case ** he shall find that the 
ions made are established by proof," 
jproval being limited to such meas- 
s are consistent "with the tradi- 
American foreign policy which 
I participation in the settlement of 
mi entirely European in their scope." 
lev acceptance of these modifications 
origmal resolution of Senator Lodge 
MXHary to secure unanimity of sen- 
, 19 well as, possibly, any action 
nsr in the crowded days of a closing 
I d Congres . But the sigm'ficance 
mult lies in the fact known to the 
md the country, that the President, 
h the state department, has already 
bed right of action by our govem- 
lor protection of the people of the 
territory, on the basis of our full 
paftkm in the Conference of Bnisseb 
n^ and has formally signified to 
id a desire to cooperate in relief of 
f conditions. 

\ victory is undoubtedly to be attrib- 
» the intense popular interest which 
me has aroused. Both in England 
this country, the movement has been 
mously the movement of the people, 
atement is freely made in the state 
nent and by senators that no issue 
ny years has stirred public feeling so 
and so profoundly. One senator 

states that he has received upwards of 
three hundred communications relating 
to this case in a single day. Readers of 
the Maoaijne should know that among 
those promoting this great popular awaken- 
ing, two men widely known in our Baptist 
churches have been conspicuous: Rev. 
H. S. Johnson of the Warren Avenue 
Church, Boston, who has devoted time 
and financial means unsparin^y to this 
interest, and Rev. Everett D. Burr, D.D., 
late of Newton Center, Massachusetts, 
whose sudden death, after a few months 
given to a vastly influential work in New 
York City in promotion of the Congo cause, 
is so deeply deplored. 

The result now reached, however, while 
gratifying, gives little occasion for self- 
congratulation; for, as stated in an appeal 
recently addressed to our government and 
that of Great Britain by the Conference 
of Missions Boards in die United States 
and Canada, we cannot be unmindful of 
the fact that *' the heavy burden of wrong 
continues to rest with crushing weight 
upon the Congo people " and " that the 
first definite step towiuds just international 
action has not yet been taken." It is not 
strange that many are restive under the 
long delay in reaching effective international 
action. Those following current events 
will, however, understand the failure of 
Great Britain to take at once the action 
for convening an international conference 
which was anticipated by Secretary Root 
when his communication was sent to that 
government. Action in the Belgian Parlia- 
ment, looking to possible annexation of 
the Congo State by Belgium, has interposed 
a temporary check to the contemplated 
action of Great Britain. Some will regard 
this cause as insufficient. It may be held 
that the very proposal of annexation fur- 
nishes in itself a just occasion for the 
convening of an international conference, 
since it may seriously be questioned if 



Leopold has authority for transfer of terri- 
tory without consent of the powers holding 
guardianship in the Congo region; but 
the government of Great Britain, doubtless 
as an offset to the charge that its interest 
in the Congo question is mercenary, 
some months ago declared itself ready to 
accept Belgian annexation. Meanwhile, 
Secretary Root, in view of the lack of full 
participation by our government in the 
action of the original conference at Berlin, 
believes that our effort will be most effec- 
tive in the form of cooperation with one 
of the signatories of the Berlin Act rather 
than in the form of action independently 

It is apparent, however, that neither by 
our government nor by Great Britain can 
annexation be tolerated except as correction 
of the frightful abuses prevailing in the 
Congo State is assured. The government 
of Great Britain is now urged to make 
formal declaration that annexation, if 
sanctioned, must give clear recognition to 
the principles of administration framed 
in the Act of Berlin. The horror of present 
conditions must be relieved and its renewal 
made impossible. 

It is indeed denied still that serious 
abuses have existed. It is strange that in 
view of the exposure made recently of the 
shameless methods employed by the king 
in misleading public opinion in America, 
confidence can be placed in any statement 
made by his representatives, or. that the 
testimony of any individual who has visited 
<«rtain parts of the country under official 
guidance and oversight can weigh against 
overwhelming testimony by which the 
prevalence of frightful wTongs is attested. 
Senator Morgan of Alabama, in a recent 
address in the Senate, well said : " If we 
could feel that we were justified in setting 
aside every report made by missionaries 
and travelers and explorers and treating 
them as idle and malicious stories, there 
is no plea that can avoid the naked truth 
that is disclosed by the mission sent out by 
Leopold; no argument can evade the con- 
clusion that the reign of Leopold has in- 
flicted more terrible inhumanity upon the 
people than is to be found recorded in any 
-work of history." 


Results thus far reached in the Belgian 
Parliament in consideration of the plan of 
annexation are thoroughly unsati^actory 
and unpromising. Already grave diffi- 
culties have developed in the work of the 
committee appointed to consider the pro- 
posal. Needed information regarding the 
financial standing of the Congo State is 
refused; and indications multiply that the 
king will consent to no plan of colonization 
involving any real modification of his own 
autocratic power. Those most eager fo: 
annexation assert unqualifiedly that Bel- 
gium, if entering upon rule in the Congo 
would refuse recognition of any right oi 
guardianship by other powers. Further 
more, the atrocious system, maintained b 
the king, of appropriation of the territor 
and the produce of the soil and maintenan* 
of forced labor, is to be continued. Th< 
Belgian premier has said publicly, ** With — 
out the maintenance of the present systens 
the Congo is not worth a penny to Bel- 
gium." The party in Belgium genuinely 
desiring to afford relief to the Congo people 
considers the project of annexation im- 
practicable and hopeless. 

It is thus apparent that the task of* 
friends of the suffering people of the Congo 
State is not yet accomplished. In the 
event of prolonged procrastination in 
Belgium, which obviously it is the king's 
purpose to promote, or of effort for annex- 
ation without just guaranties, the demand 
for international action will return with 
intensified force. It is not a time for 
relaxing of interest but for extending 
information and strengthening resolve. 
A popular movement for influencing our 
own government to independent leadership 
in action on the ground of a broad human- 
ity may yet be imperative. Our country, 
foremost in recognition of the Congo 
government and now ofiQcially conceding 
its own right of action, must use its fuU 
power for the righting of the appalling 
wrong. The era now at hand in this 
movement is one of heightened respon- 
sibility. The world is now made aware 
of the iniquities practised under the Congo 
rule. These iniquities can continue only by 
an open or tacit consent which will leave 
upon our civilization an indelible stain. 



'T'HE marriage of the Rev. Joseph Tay- 
* lor, of Yachow, to Miss Helena W. 
Witte, in Cbenlu on December 0, was an 
oocasiott on which the West China Baptist 
Mission is to be complimented. Mr. 
Taylor not only secures a most desirable 
helpmeet for hb home and work but the 

acquires an effi- 
cient worker. 
Although Mrs. 
Taylor has been 
in China only a 
year, yet she has 
made herself so 
helpful in her 
work in Chentu 
that those with 
whom she labored 
lelinquiahed her 
with the deepest 

Her attachment 
to the native 
Christians had 

strong, so that 
t h e girls espe- 
dally,in the school 

teaching, were 
nearly heart- 
broken when 
they found that 
they bad to' give 

periodically stirred by letting off large 
packages of firecrackers. 

We congratulate ourselves that, in 
this union, one of our most gifted and 
efficient workers has brought to our ranks 
a like worker. — W, F, Bieiaman, Kiating. 



a by W, F. Besmao 

The wedding 
day was a beauti- 
ful sunny autumn Ht.\. axd mrs. 
day. Tbe cere- 
mony took place in Ihe home of Miss 
Cdier of the Woman's Methodist Mission, 
and after tbe wedding ihe enlire Clieiitu 
community were given a reception. 

Immediately after Ihe recpption tbe 
bride and groom were carried in sednn 
chairs, escorted by many friends, lo ihe 
river's bank, where the " Eloise," our 
mission boat, was in waiting to take them 
to Yachow. On tbe way to the boat tbe 
usual complement of rice, old sandals and 
■hoes were thrown after them. During 
tbe night the native boys kept the quietness 



V/OD li 
* heard 


the revival in 
India, one of the 
most marvelous 
movements of 
this age, which 
has compelled the 
faith of the most 
conservative and 
skeptical. It was 
needed to quicken 
and strengthen 
the faith of the 
missionaries in 
Ihe genuineness 
of the Christian- 
ity of tbe dis- 
ciples. It was 
needed, sadly 
needed, to reveal 
to the Christians 
hidden s i n 



' lii 

nt j 

at ele- 
it has 


whelming sense 
josEi-H TAYLoit ^f ^j^ ^ agaiust 

God, which it 
bus begotten; and the feeling of relief has 
been almost as marvelous. It has been 
about as great a relief to some of us. 
The lives of tbe Christians were so un- 
satisfactory that OUT failh in them often 
wavered. Now we believe afresh that the 
life which God's Spirit gives may exist 
under a very unpromising exterior. We 
never were so hopeful tor tbe mission as 
now. No one who has ejtperienced or 
come in sympathetic contact with the 
revival doubts its genuineness. — John 
McLaurin, Coonoor, South India. 





WE opened the Bible school on May 16. 
Our enlarged dormitory enabled 
us to accommodate twentj-six girls com- 
fortably- We had also one day pupil, 
but as two were obliged to drop out, we 
closed with twenty-five. The school alto- 
gether was the beat we ever had ; the low- 
est average in the written' examinations 
was made by a widow who did not learn to 
read till she was eighteen. The highest was 
ninety-nine per cent, in seventeen examina- 
tions, won by a girl in the second class, 
whose only schooling was received in the 
jungle. Her teacher, a Burman of few 
words and small attainments, who keeps 
a little independent school, insisted that the 
Bible lessons be welt learned, so she and 
her males, fearing the teacher's whip and 
their parents' reproofs, committed many 
passages to memory. Upon coming to 
us their minds were stored with texts, the 
meaning and connection of which they were 
glad to learn. In the past fourteen years 
we have had ten girls from that sdiool. 
One of our first graduates became the wife 
of the teacher, and has kept up the woman's 
since. A younger 
i of the best Bible 
untry. —Ruth W. 


HTHE mission wcnrk when I left my sta- 
^ tion was in a healthy and prosperous 
condition. Before leaving Bombay I re- 
ceived a letter from Falmur stating that a 
revival had begun there and that the Holy 
Spirit was being poured out upon the people. 
Since my arrival here I have received word, 
both from Mr. Unruh and from the pastor 
of the church, that they have had a glorious 
revival and that it had reached every one 
in connection with the mission, even ex- 
tending to every pupil of the boarding 
school. Now Uie revival has b^un at 
Bethlehem, the Christian village which we 
established near Pahnur. We have worked 
so long at that station that there are 
many ties that bind the Christians and 
ourselves together, and there was much 
sorrow when we parted from them; many 
of the Christians wept like children, and 
they made me promise to return to them 
again as quickly as conditions would per- 
mit. — E. Ckutb. Nashville, Tenn. 

'T'HIS house-boat trip is the most inter- 
* eating part of our entire ioumcy. We 

Pboto by W. F. Beat 


freight, one used as 
kilchen and dining 
room and also fur- 
nishing sleeping 
apartments for the 
two single men, and 
one occupied by 
the Clarks, Dr. Anna 
Corliea, Ma. Davies 
and myself. Dr. 
Briton Corlies 


an ex( 



has taken every 
precaution for 
our welfare. The 
jouroe? has been 


much more pleasant than I had anti- 
cipated. I thought the weather would be 
colder and the rapids more dangerous and 
the time more tedious. The days are too 
short. Each afternoon we aim to have 
some language study with Dr. Corlies' 
teacher, whom he brought down with him 
from Yachow. We are seeing a great 
many strange sights these days and we 
are getting some good lessons in patience, 
as nearly every day has its delay of some 
sort, expected or unexpected. At the 
present rate we shall be in Suifu about 
January fifteenth. All the way along we 
have been impressed with our Heavenly 
Father's watchful care. — J. P. Davies. 


Y AM very busy visiting among the 
'' churches and baptizing Uiose who are 
ready. There are candidates in all the 
chuitdies. The Catholics are bothering us 
in the Maoteo district. The priest assumes 
official power and sends out his runners to 
terrorize and arrest any of our Christians 
with whom they happen to have dealings; 
the local authorities are afraid and power- 
less, so I am having to appeal to our consul. 
I appealed to him last year when the 
trouble was small, but without avail. Now, 
seeing that we have received no help, the 
Catholics are bolder than ever. Last year 
the women workers dared not visit that 
place on account of the trouble; this year 
"we men feel that we take our lives in our 
hands when we go out there. — T. D. 
HoLAiBB, Kinhwa. 



A MILE or so from here lives a man 
'^*' named Bombongo, who is a bit of 
a witch doctor. A man came to him for 
a charm (fetish) to use against a neighbor, 
and a few days after the neighbor was 
killed by a buffalo. Of course this death 
was put down to the charm, and Bombongo 
claimed 2,000 brass rods, about $20. Some 
days later the man who obtained the charm 


went out fishing; he returned with fever, 
and died in two or three days. Our young 
men gave Bombongo such a talking to that 
he handed over the money to be retiuned 
to the friends of the victim. 

The fear of witches or evil spirits is very 
real, and so during our itineration we see 
plenty of wooden images and other charms; 
at one place a creeper is stretched along, 
or across the village, to intercept the evil 
spirits; at another, a mound is raised, to 
cause them to stumble, and sometimes a 
snare to catch their feet; or a man may 
hide a little parcel of ashes by the roadside, 
to bring trouble to any one passing that 
way who may wish to bewitch him. — A. 
BiLLiNGTON, Bwemba. 



AT the recent conference of Baptist 
-^^ churches in Finland it was resolved to 
reorganize our preachers' school. Now it 
is to be a four-class theological seminary. 
Yes, so it was resolved; but how it can 
be realized, I do not know. The students 
must be helped; we must have teachers (I 
am alone now); and we have neither 
books, maps, nor other materials of in- 
struction, and from what source Grod will 
send to us necessary money for all that, I do 
not know. Nevertheless this step is abso- 
lutely necessary, if we are not to lose our 
young brethren for the work. 

The jubilee was a grand and a wonderful 
feast, a real jubilee. One of the first 
Baptists in Finland, baptized in the first 
church fifty years ago, is still living and 
belongs to the same church, Foglo, Aland 
(Oland). Now she is quite aged, a widow. 
— T. S. OsTERMAN, Wasa, Finland. 



A Buddhist in China advocates in the public 
press in Peking a startling proposition, the 
establishment of the Jesus Churcn in China. 
The secret of all Western reforms he traces to 
the religion of Jesus, and he sufisests that 
some eminent native connect hims^Twith that 
religion, understand it properly and become 
the nead of it for China. — The Watchmcau 


,<'|/MI I" H'l' Ml|' 

;i'|i ii'l';. 



It is doubtful if any other nation has ever 
been so grievously and universally afflicted 
by an evil, or in so many ways, as China 
has been by the opium habit. It has 
affected the people physically, mentaUy and 
morally, and there is scarcely a family in 
the empire which has not '* felt the clutch 
of this monster vice,*' as the Honorable 
John W. Foster expresses it. The relation 
of England to the traffic has long been a 
blot upon her good name. Li Hung 
Chang's rebuke was a fair and powerful 
one: " Opium is a subject in the discussion 
of which England and China can never 
meet on conmion ground. China views 
the whole question from a moral stand- 
point, England from a fiscal." Noble men 
in Great Britain have, however, striven 
valiantly to alter the position of the gov- 
ernment regarding the trade, and last 
summer they succeeded in passing a reso- 
lution through the House of Conmions con- 
denming the Anglo-Chinese opium trade 
and England's part in it (see September 
number, page 372), which called forth the 
statement by Mr. John Morley, secretary 
of state for India, that the government 
would take steps toward doing away with 
the traffic from India, should China request 
it. The Chinese Government had already 
made representations to British officials on 
the subject, and inmiediately showed its 
good faith by taking a most radical position 
and issuing the most stringent edict against 
the practise and the business. The pro- 
visions for the carrying out of the decree 
are as follows: 

1. Farmers are forbidden to plant new ground 
to poppies, and the area now used for that pur- 
pose must be diminished ten per cent, each year, 
and cease entirely at the end of the tenth year. 

2. All persons who use opium are required to 
register tneir names with tne police and obtain 
permits which will allow them to purchase a 
given quantity of the drug at certain periods. 
All persons over sixty years of age may continue 
its use as at present, but all persons under that 
age will be required to reduce their consump- 
tion by twenty per cent, yearly, and cease to use 
it entirely at the end of five years. The permits 
are to be renewed annually, and the allowance 
indicated upon them will be reduced twenty per 
cent, in time and in quantity. At the end of the 


five years persons under sixty-five yean • 
who continue to use opiimi will be com 
to wear a distinctive badge which will ad 
them publicly as opiimi Sends. 

S. All government officials, even p 
dukes, viceroys, and generals, less than 
years of age, must give up the habit witl 
months or tender meir resignations. 

4. All teadiers and students must ab 
the habit within one vear. 

5. All officers of the army and navy 
abandon the habit at once. 

6. Dealers in opium are required to tal 
licenses, and to report all purdiases and 
to the police. Their purchases of stock 
decrease annuaUy at the rate of twenty per 
and at the end of five years must cease altog 

7. The nmnber of licenses issued will de 
in the same proportion, so that the opium 
will be abolish^ gradually. 

8. The sale of pipes, lamps and other aa. 
appliances must cease withm the year. 

9. All places of public resort for i 
smoking are to be closed, and those wl 
addicted to the habit must practise it al 
own homes. 

10. Violations of this law are to be pui 
by the imprisonment of the offenders a 
the confiscation of all their property. 

11. The importation of morpnia and 
medicinal forms of opimn and hypoc 
syringes is permitted under most str 
regulations, and the sale limited to pra 

IS. The government wiU establish dis 
ries at which medicines to counteract the c 
for opium will be furnished to the public . 

The influence behind this edict L 
tinctly Christian, the Anti-opium L( 
which perhaps, by its agitation, did m 
bring about the action of the govern 
being composed of missionaries and 
nese Christians. At the instance of Vi 
Chou Fu, also, a memorial on the su 
signed by 1,200 missionaries from all 
of the empire, was presented to the tl 
The edict followed almost immediat 


The retirement from office of Mr. E' 
Stock, for so many years a secretary < 
Church Missionary Society, is an ev< 
more than passing interest. Mr. 
has been connected with the sociel 
more than thirty-three years, and has 
one of the leading factors in its si 



&nd high efficiency. As editorial secretary 

Mr. Stock has directed the publication of 

the many periodicals of the society, besides 

a large amount of other literature. 

Some idea of the work of his department 

may be gained from the statement that 

seven monthlies are published, each for 

& different class of readers. The cause 

of missions loses a faithful servant in his 

retirement from active service. 


Over 1,000 men, from fifteen states, repre- 

^nting the Presbyterian Church, met 

*^ convention at Omaha, Neb., February 

^^-^1, to consider the responsibility of 

"esbyterians for the evangelization of the 

ueatben world. The conviction of these 

Dien was strong that it was both a possi- 

oiiity and a duty that the Church should at 

once proceed to give the gospel to every 

^^f^ature. It was estimated that on the 

*^*sis of one missionary for every 25,000, 

*^esbyterians would need 4,000 mission- 

^'^ea, instead of the 800 which that 

^^Axch now has, and not less than $6,000,- 

"^'O a year to meet expenses. This im- 

^^xise undertaking did not dishearten 

^^^se men, but seemingly only aroused 

"^^xi to definite action. In the statement 

^-Cfc^ch they adopted occurs the following: 

"*^ is the judgment of this convention that it 

'^ cost not Ess than $6,000,000 a year fully to 

t the great responsibility outlined above, and 

therefore set ourselves resolutely to the work 

bringing the foreign missionary offerings of 

_^churdi up to this mark. 

-Kecognidng that the successful accomplish- 

^^^t ofthis proiect involves not only the expen- 

*""" of wealth but. also of lives, we set ourselves 

ray that the Holy Spirit of God may choose 

send consecrated men and women into this 

>rk of foreign missions in sufficient numbers 

secure the evangelization of the world in this 



April S, the first international con- 

^J^nce of any kind to be held in the Far 

"^last will meet at Tokyo, Japan, when 

^e World's Student Christian Federation 

'^ill open its seventh conference. The 


meetings will last five days, and will be 
limited to accredited delegates, repre- 
sentatives being expected from at least 
twenty-three different countries. Well- 
known Christian leaders from North 
America, Europe and Asia will take part. 
The conference is expected to have a 
strong influence upon the students of 
Japan and China, as well as to stimulate 
the leaders in Christian lands to a deeper 
and more intelligent interest in the prob- 
lems of missions. Mr. Karl Fries, of 
Sweden, is chairman of the federation, 
and Mr. John R. Mott is general secretary. 


The organization of The Baptist Brother- 
hood at the men's conference held in 
Boston January 17, marked, it is hoped, 
the beginning of a united movement among 
the men of Baptist churches, similar to 
that in the United Presbyterian Church and 
other denominations. That there is a 
place for some such an organization is evi- 
dent from what has been accomplished in 
the similar brotherhoods mentioned and in 
the Laymen's Missionary Movement. We 
have too long left the active, united work of 
the churches largely to the ministers and 
women. The provisional plan adopted 
at the Boston conference carried with it 
a " declaration of purpose ": " That the 
object of the Brotherhood shall be to or- 
ganize the men of our congregations with 
reference to spiritual development, social 
fellowship, a closer relation to the church 
and a cooperating sympathy with all Chris- 
tian progress." The plan is " simply to 
bring all men's organizations in Baptist 
churches into effective union without in 
any way imposing upon them a definite 
plan of organization or method of work." 
All men's Bible classes, clubs and other 
men's organizations may become members 
of the Brotherhood by adopting the declara- 
tion of purpose. A council of nine, min- 
isters and laymen, was chosen, and will 
canvass men's organizations throughout 
the denomination, with a view to present- 
ing the matter at the Anniversaries. In- 
formation can be secured from Rev. F. E. 
Marble, Ph.D., Cambridge, Mass. 




"^ EARLY 400 subscriptions have been 
^^ received for the Prayer Cycle. This 
is very encouraging, especially when it is 
remembered that many have been using 
sample copies and have not yet subscribed. 
This is not many, however, in comparison 
with the number of those in our churches 
who can pray, and whose definite suppli- 
cations would help mightily in the warfare 
in which we are engaged. About 200 have 
returned the Prayer Covenant card, and 
are enrolled at the Rooms as missionary 
intercessors. This is good. Cards have 
been received from all over the country, and 
they have begun to come in also from for- 
eign lands. We can expect a great in- 
crease in the number of those who are 
uniting in this close fellowship of prayer. 

In order to keep the cost down to a low 
level the first number of the Prayer Cycle 
was of but six pages. This prevented our 
giving any explanatory notes as to the 
needs, however, — a lack which it is felt 
must be remedied. The second quarter, 
therefore, sees an eight-page folder, -with 
notes and helps that make the Cycle far 
more valuable. Improvements in style, 
also, make it much more attractive. This 
second number, with topics for April, May 
and June, has already been sent to sub- 
scribers. Those who have received sam- 
ple copies of the first number will receive 
the second upon receipt of the subscription 
price, ten cents. Let us make this year 
a year of prayer, and it will be a year of 



"DRAY for the gathering at Tokyo, 
-*• April S-7, in the convention of the 
World's Student Christian Federation: 
for the delegates from all lands, that 
they may come in the spirit of devo- 
tion and service, and that in all their 
discussions the Holy Spirit may guide; 
for the Japanese and Chinese who shall 
observe the gathering, that they may be 
powerfully influenced toward Christianity 
and toward Christ. 

Pray for the conference of all Baptist 
missionaries at work in China, at Shang- 
hai, April 19 to 24: that it may be repre- 
sentative of all our Baptist missions, in 
personnel, forms of work, etc. ; for all who 
shall be privileged to attend, that their 
counsels may be directed by the Holy 
Spirit and that the work may be mightily 
advanced thereby. 

Pray for the Morrison Centenary Con- 
ference at Shanghai, April 25 to May 6; 
for Dr. Mabie and our other Baptist 


delegates, with all other delegates and 
visitors; for the missionaries in their dis- 
cussions and activity, that words of wis- 
dom may be spoken and far-reaching 
actions be taken; for the Chinese Chris- 
tians, that encouragement and new pur- 
pose may come to them as a result of 
this gathering of their leaders; for the 
yet unreached millions of the Chinese 
Empire, that this conference may mean 
the starting of powerful influences that 
shall speedily bring to them the word of 
truth; for the church at home, that a 
reflex influence from the conference may 
arouse it from its half-hearted interest 
in missions and fire every member with 
zeal and enthusiasm for this work for 
which its Saviour died. 

Pray for the coming Anniversaries at 
Washington and for the meetings of the 
Greneral Convention at Jamestown: for 
the delegates who shall be present and for 
all the societies uniting in ihe meetings. 







[FTY per cent, gain and better! 
That is what united instead of 
divided giving means in one church, 
ssult is especially significant as to the 
d of united giving because it takes 
ace of a doubly thorough system of 
d giving. It is often said that the 
people will do more in two churches 
hey will in one, and it is commonly 
that putting many causes into a 
budget will seriously diminish the 
it obtainable as compared with mak- 
separate presentation of each cause. 
s instance not only did two churches 
idate but also, on doing so, the 
d was adopted of putting the great 
linational causes, ten of them, on one 
iption and calling for a lump sum 
distributed among them by agreed- 

is reduced the appeals from twenty 
J, in fact much more than that, be- 
some of these causes appealed 
rh several channels, for example, 
a missions through young people's 
es, juniors, woman's circles, young 
n*s societies, children's bands, Sun- 
chools, primary classes and finally 
hurches themselves, that is, what 
eft of the churches after all these 
groups had been subtracted. In so 
I the groups were not actually sub- 
i from the church as a whole there 
, double, treble, or eightfold appeal 
me of the givers. As a matter of 
however, without counting this last 
; of duplication and without count- 
he frequent repetitions of appeal 
jh the same channels, about forty 
ations were concentrated into one. 
rmore, this was done at a time when 
)nsolidated church was taxing itself 
costly building enterprise. Still 
T, the experiment was saddled with 


the elsewhere untried and the exceedingly 
delicate task of making the unification 
absolutely complete. All the contribu- 
tions of the Sunday school and of the young 
people's and woman's societies were 
brought into the single subscription. 

At the end of one year the success was 
so great that the only thing which could 
be said by outside critics who had hoped 
it would be a failure was, ** Of course, 
while it is a new thing — a new broom 
sweeps clean ! " How would it be at the 
end of three years ? A church broom is not 
especially new by that time. Compare 
six years, three years with more than 
forty solicitations each and three with but 
one each. In order to be more than just 
to the old way, no stone was left unturned 
to find every penny that got into any mis- 
sion treasury from every department of 
both churches. 

For foreign missions, during the last 
three years of divided giving, the average 
per year was $793.65 and it was $1,428.42 
during the first three years of united giv- 
ing. The comparative record for home 
missions was about the same. The 
fourth year has just now ended and it was 
better than the third. The fifth year is 
starting out better still. 

United instead of divided giving shows a 
gain of more than 50 per cent, in the 
amount of money obtained for missions, 
with a gain at the same time of 4,000 
per cent, in the simplification of appeals. 
There have been other gains greater still; 
one is that by the percentage system of 
distribution, the givers of the smallest sums 
have a share in all the enterprises of the 

The greatest need of the foreign fields 
is a revived, reconsecrated, and unified 
home Church. — Benjamin Harrison. 




T^HE Sunday School Cooperating Com- 
*- mittee of the Missionary Union and 
the two auxiliary Woman's Societies en- 
tered upon its third full year of work 
October 1, 1906. The receipts from the 
Sunday schools for the past two years have 
been tabulated and are presented herewith. 
We regret that this could not have been 
published earlier, but it has been impos- 
sible to secure the figures. 

Eastern States 

Year ending 

Year ending 

Sept. 30, 

Sept. 30. 






New Hampshire, 









Rhode Island, 






New York, 



New Jersey, 









West Vu*gima, 






Dist. of Columbia, 







Totals, Eastern 



Western States 






















South Dakota, 






























North Dakota, 












Totals. Western 



Grand total. 

$17,261.32* $16,717.79 

Decrease, 1900, 


It is greatly to be regretted that the above 
statement shows a decrease of $543.53 in 
receipts the past year. Various explana- 
tions could be given for this decline, but 
probably the most satisfactory one is that 
the new plans have not been dearly under- 
stood. It is confidently expected that from 
this time forward the income from this 
source will be largely increased. There 
can be no doubt that the present plan of 
cooperation, while not yet perfected* is in 
general a wise one. It should receive the 
support of every worker and of every 
church and Sunday school. Under this 
plan the cause of foreign missions can be 
presented to the schools as one cause. 
Better material can be more easily and 
economically prepared, and in the end 
much larger contributions ought to be 
secured from the pupils. The (>K>perating 
Committee needs the cooperation of the 
Sunday schools; the Sunday schools like- 
wise need the helps to the study of missions 
which the Cooperating Committee can 
furnish. Surely our superintendents and 
teachers must realize how important is this 
work of training the children to study, 
give and pray for missions. If we are to 
have missionary churches in the future, we 
must begin with the pupils in our schools. 

* Owing to the omission of one item, this 
grand toSd has previously been reported as 



TN another column we mention the 
'- printed report of the conference on the 
Sunday school and missions which was 
held at Silver Bay, N. Y., last summer. 
One would not suppose that such a volume 
would be of very practical use, except as 
a record; but, on the contrary, it is full, 
from cover to cover, of the most useful and 
practicable suggestions. Missionary work- 
ers of many boards brought together at 
the conference the methods which they 
had found successful, and in this report we 
have them. Every Sunday school worker 
should have a copy of this book and 
study its pages and try its suggestions. It 
can be secured from the Literature Depart- 
ment, American Baptist Missionary Union» 
Ford Building, Boston. Price, 50 cents. 




T^HE agreement worked out by the 
-^ committee appointed at the last con- 
vention of the Baptist Young People's 
Union of America and which has been 
approved by that society, furnishes 
a splendid platform upon which all our 
missionary societies, Canadian, North 
and South, can unite in work for the 
young people. The proposed agreement 
has been submitted to the different soci- 
eties for their action, which it is hoped will 
in every case be favorable. The statement 
is definite and clear, carefully recognizing 
the duty of the missionary organiza- 
tions and large possibilities of the Baptist 
Young People's Union. All three sections 
of North America use the same text^ 
books and courses, and all can unite in 
this statement of purpose and ideal. 
The agreement will certainly mark an 
epoch in the missionary histoiy of our 


1. It is agreed that the missionary or- 
ganizations have primary responsibility for 
the missionary education of the young 
people of our churches. 

2. It is agreed that the missionary or- 
ganizations shall avail themselves of the 
helpful services of the Baptist Young 
People's Union of America for the dissemi- 
nation of information regarding their plans 
for missionary education, through the 
columns of Service and in such other ways 
as may be arranged. 


1. It is agreed that the Baptist Young 
People's Union of America shall cooperate 
with the missionary organizations in every 
possible way to encourage the formation of 
mission study classes. 

2. It is agreed that all reports and cor- 
respondence from such classes shall go 
directly to the rooms of the missionary 
organizations respectively. 

S. It is agreed that if desired the mis- 
sionary organizations shall furnish the 


Baptist Young People's Union of America 
with lists of such classes. 


1. It is agreed that it is highly desirable 
that the Baptist Young People's Union of 
America should continue the publication of 
the Conquest Missionary Course as mate- 
rial for the monthly missionary meetings. 

2. It is agreed that the topics for these 
monthly meetings shall be selected in con- 
ference with the representatives of the 
missionary organizations. 

3. It is agreed that the missionary or- 
ganizations shall cooperate with the Bap- 
tist Young People's Union of America in 
furnishing the material for these Conquest 
Missionary Courses, and supplement the 
same by material in their own publications. 

4. It is agreed that the missionary organi- 
zations shall in every possible way encour- 
age the use of the Conquest Missionary 
Courses in Baptist young people's mis- 
sionary meetings of all our Baptist young 
people's societies. 


1. It is agreed that the missionary organi- 
zations shall, when desired, cooperate with 
the Baptist Young People's Union of 
America in such conventions, conferences 
and institutes as it may hold on behalf of 
its work. 

2. It is agreed that the Baptist Young 
People's Union of America shall, when 
desired, cooperate with the missionary 
organizations in such missionary conven- 
tions, conferences and institutes as they 
may hold, either individually or collect- 
ively, on behalf of their work. 


1. It is agreed that the Sunday schools 
shall be recognized, so far as missionary 
education is concerned, as the distinctive 
field of the missionary organizations. 


1 . It is agreed that the missionary organi- 
zations and Baptist Young People's Union 
of America shall hold regular annual con- 
ferences concerning details of their common 




'T^HE March Century has a finely illus- 
*■ trat«d article on " The Honorable 
Flowers of Japan," hj Zaida Ben-Yusuf. 
Another entertaining article on Japan, 
" The Japanese at Home," appears in the 
Outlook of March 8. Siam is described 
and pictured by Eliza R. Scidmore in The 
WoHd Today for March, under the title 
"In the r^nd of the White Elephant." 
The other side of the Congo question 13 
presented by S. P. Vemcr in an article in 
the February World's Work entitled " Bel- 
^an Rule on the Congo." After the admis- 
sions by Leopold's own commission of 
inquiry it is rather surprising lo read, " The 
reports [of cruellies] are mostly false." 

bound to be a fruitful i 
1, — indeed, it is so now, and it will 
pay one to read the many articles being 
published about that country. Th« WorWg 
Work for Febniaiy has a description of 
" Russia as Seen in its Workingmen," by 
Leroy Scott, and our own Baron Uskull 
writes in the Chrialian Herald of February 
13, on the Russian famine. Nothing gives 
a clearer or more vivid picture of the 
awful distress caused by the famine in 
China than the article by W. T. Ellis in the 
Christian Herald of March 6. Mr. Ellis, 
it will be remembered, is representing a 
syndicate of newspapers on a tour of the 
world in an inspection of missions and 

■ Principal Price, of Pillsbury Academy. ' 
' ' " "' *tftTy IlofAardi Di ' 

. .^.SaiquiM i>f Suifu.Oiinn: E. FeReBtrom. Sunil ay school mi^onary ol the Publicalitia 
Mietyfor MinnKsota, llev. J. A, Curtis of Dgnnkanda. South India 


I. ScRiPirBE RE.\mNG: Mark 1 : iil-t.i; 
Luke 5 : 31, Sa. 
II. What the, Miswion.vrv's 

Work Is. P. ISO. 
m. The Nkbd on a Typical Field. 

1'. 1^7. 
IV. Some I'hysici.ojs ok P.isr Dxi-a. 

P. 1«8. 
V. Helps and Hisdh.wces. I*. 13t. 


P. 133. 

How Medicine Opiaffl the Way fob 

THE GOSI'EL. p. 130. 

Pm-sici.ojs OP Other BoAKDS. P. 133. 
SosiE Needs. (See Ihe Prayer Cycle.) 
Prayer foh the Medical Wore. 
(See The I'rayer Cycle.) 

r^ v^•■.:^ ^•^^^•.l• v>>lV.lV^»;'l^^VA* VAVAV *\\^.r^:^.^^A>^^ "5 




LET the aim and purpose of the 
Young People's Forward Movement 
be clearly recognized and it must 
at once commend itself to all who are 
working for world evangelization. The 
work it is seeking to do is fundamental. 
It is a practical recognition of the obvious 
truth that what the Church is to be it is 
now becoming. If it is to be strong and 
vigorous enough to meet the conditions 
that present world movements are creat- 
ing* Uie young people of today who are to 
constitute the Church of tomorrow must 
be definitely enlisted at once in mission 
study and activity. We are today facing 
new conditions and tomorrow we shall 
find our opportunity still further enlarged. 
The Young People's Forward Movement 
seeks to meet these new conditions, with 
the new opportunities and duties that they 
bring, by emphasizing the relation of young 
people to the missionary enterprise. It 
seeks to imite in a common cause for the 
evangelization of America and the rest of 
the world as speedily as possible, young 
people who may not go as missionaries 
with those who go. 

Recognizing that interest in missions 
cannot be sustained without knowledge 
of missions, it lays emphasis upon mission 
study. The missionary information ob- 
tained through monthly missionary meet- 
ings and otherwise is supplemented by 
the mission study class to secure mis- 
sionary education. In this way it seeks 
to raise up a generation of missionary 
enthusiasts by the promotion of missionary 
intelligence. A wealth of material has 
been provided to make the study of missions 
interesting and profitable. 

But the FonN^ard Movement is more 
than a mission study campaign. It seeks 
to secure the enlistment of the large number 
of young people who cannot be missionaries, 
in definite service on the home end of the 
missionary problem. To most of our 


young people the thought of a definite com- 
mittal of their lives to missionary service 
has never occurred because most of them 
cannot go as missionaries and they have 
seen no other opportunity for definite 
enlistment in the missionary cause. For 
such the " Forward League " is proposed. 
It has been authorized by the joint com- 
mittee on the Young People's Forward 
Movement and is earnestly conmiended 
to the prayerful consideration of our 
Baptist young people. 


" For the sake of the Name they went 
forth. . . . We therefore ought to ... be 
fellowworkers for the truth." Ill John 
7, 8. 

" Anywhere, provided it be forward." — 

Object. — The enlistment, enrolment and 
cultivation of the many Baptist young 
people who may not become missionaries, 
either at home or abroad, but who shall 
be as definitely conmiitted to the evan- 
gelization of the world as are the mission- 
aries themselves, and who shall supplement 
the work of home and foreign missionaries 
by securing for them an intelligent and 
generous cooperation in the churches. 

Enrolment. — An enrolment of those 
who sign the declaration of purpose shall 
be kept by the Secretary of the Young 
People's Forward Movement of The 
American Baptist Missionary Union and 
The American Baptist Home Mission 

Declaration of Purpose. — I purpose 
definitely, as God shall enable me, to do 
what I can to hasten the evangelization 
of all peoples. To this end I will study 
missions, will endeavor to be a faithful 
steward of Jesus Christ in the use of my 
time and money, will seek some definite 
form of service in behalf of missions, 
will try to interest others in missions, and 




will pray earnestly and perseveringly for 
the coming of the kingdom of God. 

Correspondence. — All correspondence 
concerning the League shall be directed 
to the Secretary of the Young People's 
Forward Movement, either S12 Fourth 
Ave., New York, or Box 41, Boston, Mass. 


The Missionary Union and the Home 
Mission Society have each published a 
leaflet called ** Supplies for Mission Study 
Classes " which gives full information as 
to material available for leaders and 
members of a study class. It can be had 
upon application. The supplies include 
general suggestions to leaders, with special 
suggestions for leaders of Baptist classes, 
sidelight helps illustrating the work of our 
own societies in the fields studied, annual 
reports, pictures illustrating home and 
foreign missions, maps and charts, the 
monthly missionary magazines, and refer- 
ence libraries. There is a wealth of such 
material for leaders and members of classes. 

Do not write the Secretary for enrolment 
card or supplies, but address all such 
inquiries and orders, as well as all reports 
from classes and other such correspond- 
ence directly to the societies respectively. 
Concerning foreign mission classes, ad- 
dress the American Baptist Missionary 
Union (Young People's Forward Move- 
ment), Box 41, Boston, Mass. 


God expects no more consecration and 
devotion to the cause of world evangeliza- 
tion on the part of those who go abroad 
as missionaries than in the lives of those 
of us who remain at home. The fact that 
many of us cannot become foreign mission- 
aries in the conunon acceptance of that 
term by no means releases us from our 
share of the obligation that rests upon the 
whole Church to evangelize the whole 
world. The purpose of the " Forward 
League '* is to emphasize this home side 
of the missionary enterprise and afford 
the many young people, who for sufficient 
reasons can never hope to become mis- 
sionaries, an opportunity of committing 
themselves definitely to the evangelization 
of the world in this generation. It b 


hoped that it will give to these young 
people, in part at least, the joy that the 
student volunteers have felt in committing 
their lives definitely to the greatest cause 
in the world. Why may not those who 
help at home set apart their lives, also» 
with just the same definiteness and conse- 
cration, to the evangelization of the world ? 
And it may be that in many cases they 
can work no less efficiently here, if with 
the same devotion they apply themselves 
to the tasks that are confronting us. 

There are a thousand things waiting to 
be done before we shall have that degree 
of enthusiasm for missions in the Church 
at large upon which the evangelization of 
the world* waits. 

The members of the league, scattered as 
they will be in the churches all over the 
land, can revolutionize missionary interest 
and activity in the churches if they will. 
They can have far-reaching influence as 
teachers in the Sunday school and leados 
of mission study classes. Th^ can be 
" helps" (see I Cor. 12 : 28), who can render 
invaluable service when the missionary 
offerings are being gathered . For example, 
in one of our colleges some years ago a 
canvass of the students was to be made for 
the support of a missionary. One student 
agreed to canvass the men in his dormitory. 
He took six weeks for the task. Instead 
of going in and asking for a half dollar 
or a dollar and departing at once, he sat 
down and talked missions with his fellow- 
students as long as it was necessary. 
Objections were answered, misconcep- 
tions cleared up, prejudices removed, so 
that when he departed he not only had 
secured the money, but better far, in many 
cases he had the man too. Why not have 
such a canvass in every church? Chiefly 
because the pastor does not have time to 
do it and nobody else thinks of it. Here 
is a field for our league members. The 
mission study class, the Missionabt 
^'Iaoazine, the good missionary books 
available, enable any one to qualify for 
such service, and there is no limit to its 
possibilities. Yet this is only one of the 
openings that await the worker. 








Lesson II. Gen. S2 : ^12, 22-30. Apr. 14. 

Gad Gives Jacob a New Name 

"What's in a Name?»' 

And he said unto him. What is thy name? And he 
said Jacob. And he said, Thv name shall be called 
no more Jacob, but Israel. Vs. 27* a8. 

PASSAGES like the story of Jacob's 
^ ladder or the account of his change of 
name appeal far more strongly to the orien- 
tal imagination than to the more intellec- 
tual, practical Western mind. Instances 
similar to Jacob's change of name are very 
common, universal, indeed, in some 
mission lands. In the Congo region every 
boy, at about the age of twelve years, be- 
comes a member of the Nkimbi secret 
society, where for three years he is taught 
the mysteries of fetishism, and one of the 
&st ceremonies after the boy is brought 
inside the stockade is to bestow upon him a 
new name, with a secret Nkimbi meaning. 
Missionaries are sometimes ridiculed for 
^ving their converts European, American 
or Bible names. Why not let them keep 
^eir old names? Usually this is done; 
l>ut there are often good reasons for the 
ehange. Many heathen names have a 
degrading signification; others are con- 
nected with idolatrous worship; still 
others, like the Nkimbi names, are full 
of revolting associations. No wonder 
that in many cases the converts desire a 
new name; to them it means as much as 
the change from Jacob to Israel. No 
wonder native Christian parents try to 
give their children Bible names, even if 
they can pronounce them no better than 
" Dan-ya-lah," for " Daniel," and " Maw- 
shay," for " Moses." 

Lesson HI. Gen. 37: 5-28. April 21. 
Joseph Sold hy His Brethren 

The Mysteries of Missions 

And they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, 
and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces 
of ^Ter : and they brought Joseph into Egypt. Vs. 28. 

nnHERE are mysteries about the way 

^ some of the greatest movements of the 

kingdom of God in the world have begun, 


which will never be fully made clear till 
we hear the explanation from the lips of 
the Master himself. The story of the 
beginning of Joseph's wonderful mission 
to Egypt is no more mysterious than the 
story of the beginning of Judson's mission 
to Burma. The British East India Com- 
pany were strongly opposed to missions in 
India, and within two weeks of landing in 
Calcutta, Judson and Newell received an 
order requiring them to leave at once for 
the United States. Burma they had given 
up, on account of the despotic government 
and the reported fierce character of the 
natives. The missionaries begged to be 
allowed to go to the Isle of France, and 
after many trials they did arrive there. 
While at the Isle of France they were in 
much trouble. " No prospect of remaining 
long on this island," wrote Mrs. Judson, 
" it seems as if there were no resting place 
for me on earth. O when will my wander- 
ings terminate ? " Then — a fact not 
generally known — they decided to go to 
Penang, but the only ship they could 
get would take them to Madras, where they 
remained in fear lest the government should 
again molest them. " We have at last 
concluded, in our distress," says Mrs. 
Judson, " to go to Rangoon, as there is no 
vessel about to sail for any other place, ere 
it will be too late to escape a second arrest. 
O, our heavenly Father, direct us aright! 
Our only hope is in thee." And thus, 
at length, July 15, 1813, about seventeen 
months after leaving America, Judson and 
his wife reached Rangoon. 

Lesson W. Gen. 39: 20 to 40: 15. Apr. 28 
Joseph Faithful in Prison 
By Way of the Prison 

And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the 
prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound : 
and he was there in the prison. Vs. 20. 

/^N the morning of June 8, 1824, the 
^^ Judsons, with two little Burman 
girls whom they had taken under their 
protection, were preparing their frugal 
dinner, when a company of fierce-looking 



Bunnans rushed Into their house at Ava. 
The leader had a black book in hia hand, 
and the spotted face of another, told only 
too plainly that he was the executioner of 
the prison. 

" You are called by the king," said the 
man with the black book. 

The terrible spotted face produced the 
insteument of torture, a sinall cord for 
hinfling prisoneis — violently threw Mr. 
Judson to the floor; and with heUish cruelty 
proceeded to tighten the torturing cords 
around hia suffering victim. 

" Stay! " exclaimed Mrs. Judson in 
tmor. "O, have pity, and loose that cruel 
cord ! Stay ! and I will pve you money ! " 

highest officials, because of her Hnilnww 
and fidelity. And when peace was restored 
once more, the sufFerings of Judson and 
his wife had been the means of gaining 
favor for the mission work from botb 
British and Burmans. The ^jyptian prison 
was no more a stepping stone for Joaepb 
in Egypt than Ava and Aungbinle for 
Judson in Burma. 

Lebbon V. Gen. 41 : 88-19. Mai 5. 

Joiepk the Wite Ruler tn Bgyft 

Brltlili Rule In India 

And Phuuh lald nnto JswDh, 8m, I ha*i Ml ttw 
onr 4ll ttw land of Bcrpt. Vi. 41. 

On Bite of Judno'i impiuonment 

But there was no pity in the hearts of 
those savages. Judson was dragged away 
to prison. Then began those weeks and 
months of dreadful torture and suffering, 
of tireless devotion and loving aelf-sacrifice. 
It meant the breakdown of Judson's health ; 
it meant the sickness and ultimately the 
death of his noble wife. But it also meant 
that when the British had overcome the 
Burmans, there was Judson to act as an 
interpreter and ambassador; there was 
the noble woman who won the affection 
of the English, from the privates to the 

nnilINK what it meant to have a man of 
*■ God at the bead of affairs in Eg^pt! 
It has meant as much or even more to 
missions, to have all India under the rule 
of a government which at least lecognites 
the true God, even if many of the officials 
are far from manifesting his spirit. After 
the release from captivity of Dr. Judson 
and herself. Mis. Judson wrote, " I pre- 
sume to say that no persons on earth were 
ever happier than we were during the 
fortnight we passed at the English camp. 
For several days this sin^e idea wholly 


occupied my mind, — that we were out 
of the power of the Burmese government, 
and once more under the protection of the 

Referring to this incident Rev. H. P. 
Cochrane, in *' Among the Burmans," 
sajs, " Such testimony is enough to arouse 
a sense of everlasting gratitude in the heart 
of every missionary whose privilege it is 
to conduct mission work under the pro- 
tection of the British flag." 

A specific instance of the good done by 
British rule is the suppression of the awful 
practise of suttee, or widow-burning, during 
the governorship of Lord William Bent- 

inck, in 1829. When he resolved to put 
an end to this hideous sacrifice, he was met 
with fierce opposition from both natives 
and Europeans. The natives opposed him 
because suttee was a part of their religion. 
Europeans opposed him because the 
prohibition of suttee might arouse the 
natives and hurt trade. In 1823 there were 
575 widows burned in Bengal alone; but 
Governor Bentinck persevered in spite of 
all opposition until he carried in the council 
a regulation that made every one who en- 
couraged suttee a culpable homicide. 
That soon told on the custom and it was 
given up. 


^7^,^#nniiniiin^^^TOT "^ 


To Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Baker, Ongole, 
South India, January 12, a daughter, 
Mildred May. 


V. J. Taylor, of Yachow, West China, 
and Miss Helena W. Witte, at Chentu, 
December 5. 

V. H. C. Gibbens, M.D., and Miss 
Florence B. List, at Kengtung, Burma, 
December 18. 

^Ir. A. C. Phelps and Mrs. J. C. Morgan, 
at Henzada, Burma, December 20. 
pMr. Phelps has recently been appointed 
a missionary of the Union. He was 
formerly a missionary of the Christian 
and Missionary Alliance. — Editor.] 

T. W. Goddard, M.D., and Miss Helen 
M. Austin, at Shaohsing, East China, 
Februar}' 6. 


Rev. E. N. Harris and family from Shwe- 
gyn, Burma, at Phoenix, x\rizona, Janu- 
ary 28. 


Rev. a. a. Forshee and family, from 
Bacolod, P. I., at San Francisco, Febru- 
ary 26. 

The annual conference of the South India 
Mission was held at Nellore, December 
28 to January 3. A neatly printed pro- 
gram gives an outline of the proceedings. 

Because of the removal of Rev. W. T. 
Elmore to Ramapatam, Rev. J. H. Hannah 
has been transferred from Ongole to 
Podili to have general oversight of the 
work on that field. 

Rev. C. L. M\:x field has been chosen 
secretarv of the conference and reference 
committee of the Philippine Mission, in 
place of Rev. A. A. Forshee, who returns 
to America this spring on furlough. 

Professor Henry I^oppixg has been 
temporarily transferred from Duncan 
Baptist Academy in Tokyo to Morioka 
to take up the work laid down by Rev. 
William Axling on his enforced return to 



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Ina>me from Investments . . 
Annuity Bonds Matured . . 














$280,239.83 $39,588.56 

Debt of the Union April 1, 1906 

Schedule of Appropriations for 1906-7 

Additions to Schedule to February 28, 1907 .... 
Further additions to Schedule as directed by donors — specifics 

Total receipts to February 28, 1907 
Amount needed to balance, March 31, 1907 







NoTB. $15,000 of the apparent inorease of $28,513.64 in donations is due to donations of the f(Mreign fidd» 
nqx>rted this year before February 28, but not reported last year until after that date. Thus the true gfdn to 
the inoome of the year as compared with the year preceding, is $15,000 less than indicated in the figoree givein. 


MAnrE, $4X3 66 

Skowhegan, Bethany 

ch $9 76 

Old Town oh 4 20 

E. Corinth ch 128 

Brewer. 1st S. S 5 53 

Bangor, 1st ch. 40 75 

Bangor, 2d ch 45 15 

Lebanon A N. Ber- 
wick ch 6 00 

Waterville, Mrs. Elisa- 
beth B. Foster, a 

memorial 25 00 

Oakland ch 3 70 

N. Haven Y.P 2 88 

Nobleboro, 1st ch 12 00 

Presque Isle, 1st ch. . . 2 00 

Caribou ch 76 20 

Portland, Ist ch., 
Woman's Bunnan 
Circle, for Burman 

work 30 00 

Portland Missionary 

Institute 19 40 

Portland, 1st ch., t. 
hospital in connec- 
tion with work of 

J. C. Robbins 20 00 

Charleston, Higgins 
Classical Institute, 
for work in Africa. . 2 44 

Stockholm Sw. ch 5 00 

Eden ch 10 00 

Kennebunk Village ch.. 10 42 

Calais, 2d ch 69 00 

Livermore, Ist ch 3 00 

S. Levant ch 4 25 

Friendship, Hannah 

Y. Condon 1 00 

Forest aty ch 3 70 


Concord, Sw. Y. P., 

t. 8. n. p $40 00 

Fitswilliam, Ist ch 12 00 

Fitswilliam, Ist S. S. . 5 00 

Fitswilliam, 1st C. K.. 1 50 

Amherst C. E 7 00 

Exeter, Ist ch 25 00 

Portsmouth, Mrs. Rob- 
ert King 1 00 


Portsmouth, Middle 

St. C £ $6 40 

Antrim, Chas. H. Ab- 
bott 4 00 

Manchester, People's 

ch 100 00 

VERMONT, $224 66 

Fairfax ch $20 16 

Bennington, Emma W. 

Yale 100 00 

Poultney S. S., Birth- 
day fund, for sala- 
ries of missionaries 

in China 10 00 

Townshend S. S 2 00 

Rochester, Mrs. Olive 

J. Morrow 20 00 

Colchester ch. & S. S. . 7 50 

W. Rupert, Lucy A. 

Sherman 15 00 

Passumpsic ch 18 40 

Passumpsic S. S 7 00 

Passumpsic C. E 160 

Mt. Holly ch 7 00 

N. Troy ch 3 00 

Joy ch 2 00 

W. Pawlet ch., t. Con- 
verse fund 10 00 

Pittsford, Miss Marion 
MUls, fordo 1 00 


W. Acton ch $17 06 

E. Boston, Central Sq. 

Bible School 6 31 

Boston, Ist ch 510 03 

Boston, Dudley St. ch.. 50 00 
Boston, Ist German 

ch 2 00 

Barnstable. 3d ch 4 66 

Newton Center, Alon- 

zo Bunker 10 00 

Newton Center ch., 

" D " 1 00 

Newton, Immanuel ch., 395 79 
Mansfield, S. F. 

French 15 00 

Gardner, Ist ch 14 95 

Brockton, Warren A v. 

ch 24 00 

W. Somerville ch 4 00 

Cambridge, Ist ch. . . . 
Cambridge, Old Cam- 
bridge ch.. Jamas L. 


Cambridge, Immanuel 


Cambridgeport, Annie 

Fuller, for wk. in 


Maiden, 1st ch 

Maiden, 1st C. E 

Wejrmouth, 1st Bible 


Springfield, Geo. W. 


Springfield, State St. 


Springfield, Mrs. W. 

P. Guy 

Springfield, Park Ave. 

Mem'l ch 

Palmer, 2d ch 

Lynn, Essex St. ch.. . 
Lynn, H. A. Pevear. . 
E. Northfield, Dorothy 


Pittsfield, 1st S. S., 

J. T. Horton's class, 

for Banza Manteke . 

W. Boylston ch 

W. Boylston, L. A. 


Jamaica Plain^ let ch., 
Jamaica Plain ch., 

Mission Study class, 

for Mrs. Timpany . . 

Andover ch 

Medford, 1st C. E., for 

Rangoon sta 

Three JRivers. N. E. 


Reading, Ist 8. 8., 

Home Dept 

Brewster ch 

Greenwood ch 

N. Tewksbury ch 

Lowell, Worthen St. 


W^akefield, 1st oh 

Watertown, 1st ch.. 

United Workers, for 

wk. of R. T. C^pen. 
Russell ch 

$65 00 

100 00 

8 89 


246 03 

10 00 

3 00 

100 00 

45 00 

50 00 

6 10 
15 83 
26 66 
50 00 

1 00 

6 25 
15 79 

4 00 
16 00 

5 30 
8 75 

20 00 

14 85 

5 00 
10 00 
34 75 
54 17 

10 00 
241 98 

10 00 
6 00 



9 SI 00 

J&ra* £• C» 

200 00 

liiss L. M. 
, 60 00 

Mias A. E. 

26 00 

r, Ist ch., 
ray-ee Soo., 
ool at Am- 
160 00 

Ist ch., for 

bbins 16 90 

, let Worn. 

t. 8. "Re- 


30 00 

•nt ch 8 00 

r. Rev. & 

B. Jutten, 

p., c. W. 

20 00 

iBt C. E., t. 
A. A. For- 

20 00 

Mt) ch., for 
A. A. For- 

31 62 

ig^ton Ave. 
ir miss. wk. 

Beaznftn... 14 48 

Mrs. J • V . 

6 00 

, Phebe S. 

me 20 00 

St oh 20 00 

ton. Ist ch . 60 36 

. H. Bigger 
r, t. wk. at 

6 00 

Iain, Center 
3 00 

Dewey St. 

7 06 

*orth S. S. . 6 74 

:. 1st ch 29 74 

I ISLAND, $642 60 

», Central 

), Centitd 

}, Roger 

I ch 

}, Elizabeth 


1st ch 

Uxs. x5. A, 


ly, Ist ch.. . 
ch., for 

$50 00 
60 00 

50 00 

183 93 

68 62 

100 00 
25 55 

10 00 
9 50 

5 00 

ICnCUT, $1 108 85 

n, l8t ch... $132 81 

'en. Calvary 

3o«pcl Ship, 419 73 
Mary L. 

, $60 of wh. 

wk. in W. 

100 GO 

South ch... 20 00 

Mrs. Julia 

ht 3 00 

in,E.M. W., 

ory of Ann 

oodniff 20 00 

Itch 15 81 

ch 40 00 

Mrs. H. N. 

1 00 

iry E. Bur- 
Mrs. Chas. 
t. 8. Na- 

c. G. H. 

10 00 

Andover ch 

$6 00 

Stratfield ch 

6 00 

Staflford ch 

22 00 

Rockville, Mr. & Mrs. 

Wm. Butler 

160 00 

Rockville, E. G. But- 


30 00 

Chester, Mrs. Prudence 

M. Watrous 

10 00 

Hartford, a friend, $1 

each for Dr. Dear- 

ing&Mr. Page 

3 00 

Mystic, Union ch 

114 60 

NEW YORK. Six 476 56 

New York, W. 33d St. 

ch., t. 8. C. S. Keen. $200 00 
New York, Mrs. Mary 

D. Harris 100 00 

Brooklyn, Greene Ave. 

ch 140 00 

Cazenovia C. E., t. s. 

Thalia Sattaiah, c. 

J. M. Baker 26 60 

Interlaken C. E., for 

Impur sta 6 25 

Warsaw, 1st C. E., for 

wk. at Loikaw, c. 

S. E. Samuelson ... 26 00 

Montour Falls, Mrs. 

Spencer Fisher 2 00 

Albany. Calvary ch.. . 74 88 

Albany, Calvary S. S., 67 48 

Albany, German W. 

M.Soc 10 00 

Albany, Tabernacle 

ch 100 96 

Albany, Mrs. Frances 

S. Brooks, of wh. 

$100 is t. s. n. p. A 

wk. at Thonze 200 00 

Troy. Fifth Ave. ch. . . 122 27 
Troy. May L. G. Betts, 10 00 

Perry, 1st S. S 1 38 

Akron, Ist C. E 6 00 

Camillus, Ist C. E., t. 

8. Dometha, c. A. 

V. B. Crumb 26 00 

Kent, 1st ch., for spe- 
cial wk., c. G. H. 

Brock 6 00 

Albion, Wm. E. Bar- • 

ker 10 00 

Franklin ville, 1st ch. . 61 00 

Highland, John L. 

Pratt 60 00 

WestvilleS. S 2 42 

Westville B. U 3 18 

Buffalo, " Little Mis- 
sionaries," for Po- 

dili sta 10 00 

Buffalo, A. E. Hed- 

strom 100 00 

BufTalo. Ellen M. Tay- 
lor 100 00 

Buflfalo. Prospect Ave. 

ch., t. s. A. E. Car- 
son 260 00 

Bufifalo, Reid MemT 

cb 30 40 

BufTalo, Maple St. S. 

S., Mrs. Edward 

Bullet t's class, for 

Kiatingeta 5 00 

A friend, t. s. of J. 

Heinriohs & K. T. 

Capen 5 000 00 

Saratoga Springs, 1st 

ch 40 50 

Gowanda Jr C. E. . . . 1 00 

Fulton ch., 825 for 

Bhamo, $25 for Kif- 

wa, $25 for Bacolod, 

and $25 for Ningpo, 100 00 

WellsburgS. S 1 10 

Tully S. S 1 00 

Batavia, a friend, for 

Russia 100000 

Naples, Ist ch 29 40 

Perry, Mrs. W. T. Pot- 
ter, in memory of 

Rev. W. T. Potter . $10 00 

Perry, let S. S 1 38 

Roehester, 1st B. U.. . 40 00 
Rochester, 1st S. S., 

Primary dept 10 00 

Rochester. Parsells 

Avech 9 32 

Rochester, Bronson 

Ave. ch 66 21 

Brockport ch 26 28 

W. Henrietta ch 20 90 

Yonkers, Warburton 

Ave. S. S 26 14 

S. Trenton ch 8 66 

N. Gagech 2 80 

Saratoga, 1st S. S 14 00 

Potsdam ch 18 78 

Alpine oh., Mr. & Mrs. 

G. J. Dewey 2 60 

Jamestown, 1st Y. P., 

forTura 16 00 

Barker. R. W. Noble . . 60 00 
Watkins, C. W. 

Brooks, for famine 

relief in Russia, c. 

Baron Uxkull 2 60 

W. Walworth S. S., 

birthday box 4 50 

Warwick, Chas. A. 

Crissey 200 00 

Andover Y. P 2 00 

Great Bend oh 2 00 

Redwood ch 182 

Watertown, Calvary 

ch 16 20 

Union ch 12 26 

£. Aurora ch 12 23 

Salamanca S. S 16 21 

Auburn, 1st ch 110 67 

Auburn, 1st S.S 13 61 

Harmony <^., for wk. 

in China 8 60 

Cortland. 1st ch 46 99 

Groton ch 20 46 

Homer S. S., for Banza 

Manteke 10 00 

Marathon Y. P 2 00 

Hancock ch 60 40 

Shenandoah ch 44 08 

W. Plattsburg ch 6 66 

Middlebury, Ist ch.... 3 00 

Pavilion ch 26 00 

Ossining ch 131 46 

E. Chatham ch 6 14 

Hudson ch 16 67 

Hudson River North 

Asso. Y. P. for 

Groesbeck fund 106 60 

Mt. Morris ch 6 00 

Mt. Morris Y. P 10 00 

Brooklyn Sw. ch 16 00 

Brooklyn, Central, E. 

D.. ch 60 00 

Brookljrn, Ist, E. D., 

ch 20 00 

Greenport ch 73 72 

Little Falls ch 26 03 

Rochester, Park Ave. 

ch 1023 79 

Utica, Tabernacle ch., 12 00 

Central Square S. S. . . 4 00 

S. W. Oswego ch 10 46 

Cooperstown ch 71 54 

Cooperstown Y. P. . . . 10 00 

Ballston Spa ch 76 46 

New York, Mt. Morris 

ch 40 00 

New York, Mt. Morris 

S. S 25 00 

New York, Fifth Ave. 

S. S 229 79 

New York, Hope S. S., 5 00 
New York, Madison 

Ave. ch 350 00 

New York, North Y. 

P., for Loikaw sta., 12 60 

New York, let Sw. ch., 100 00 

Port Richmond ch 32 00 





Port Rlduaonil Y. P., 
YoofcarL N«pp«rhaii 


83 00 




Monlddr.oh.. fo|r-k. 



BuroDse, lat oh. 

PkUnos, Union An. 


Oianwoddsli . 

HaddooMd Frinukry 
Soho^ W. S. C. 

WooilbuiyC. E... 


100 00 
76 00 


45 72 

IB 00 

Philadelphia, CtWnry 

ford Ave. ch.. « 
friend, fur Oiiw.. 

FhiluleiphiB,' fiOth ch. . 

14 00 

25 00 
24 00 

20 00 



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ir Baasein, c. 

nkhite $20 00 

on, Bethany 

or do 3100 

S9 93 

Sn. Ist ch., 
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r TERRITORY, $51 00 

oh. $27 00 

.F.Moore... 5 00 

i, Alice Steer. 5 00 


, Mr. A Mrs. 

Henpaas 3 00 

1, FTM. Bar- 

OAHOMA, $33 00 

ountain, Rey. 

ft Mrs. douse, 30 00 

oontain. Rev. 

:aouse 300 

ESCOHSIN, $435 zz 

egach.&S.S.. $6 20 

Y. P.. for 


Liasie J. Oiris- 
r, t. s. n. p., c. 
ideriekson. ... 35 00 
Im, N. Erick- 

arc ^* ^* 
ion, for or- 
, c. P. Freder- 

i 1100 

2h 15 50 

ebacamon, for 

inJarosta 25 00 

Bbasamon ch. . 8 46 

ibagamon Soo.. 3 80 

)nle, 1st ch.. . . 3 78 

m. Union S.S., 7 00 

ibonch 3 00 

Damch 660 

illech 13 15 

Ule8.S 130 

3ffton ch 6 00 

Ddch 7 50 


kee, Mrs. W. 

lay 100 00 

kee. South, W. 

»y 100 00 

ton ch 5 00 

, Union ch 2100 

lay. 1st ch 24 38 

Bay, Home 

»1 14 13 

Bay Mission 

»1 4 05 

aCHIGAN, $682 40 

bor. N. S. Bur- 

$10 00 

tteSw. ch 3 00 

n, Mrs. Reuben 

on 50 

ranch, Mr. & 
Elmore M. 
,forIkoko8ta., 20 00 

soo, Ist B. v., 
tal and the 
LuinMaru"... 2.5 00 

soo. Portage 

50 00 

Sw.Soc fiOO 

Istch 17 50 

B«rean B. U., 

•kyosta 12 50 

Itch 62 28 

Istch 23 50 


Mt. Morris ch 

$1 50 

Almont ch 

12 50 

Grand Rapids 2d ch. . . 
Enfflishville ch., Mrs. 


Charlotte, 1st ch 

Brooklyn S. 8 

43 52 


17 50 


Albion. 1st ch 

57 51 

Weston ch 

45 00 

Benton Harbor oh 

New Buffalo ch 

Baldwin's Prairie ch... 
Corunna ch 

10 00 

12 50 


4 10 

Corunna S. S. 

1 51 

Chelsea, Jay Everett, 
in memory of Mrs. 

Muskegon Heights oh. . 

Muskegon, 1st oh 

200 00 


26 38 

ILLINOIS, $x 558 

Chieai^o, Moody Bible 

Institute, Miss. 

Study and Prayer 

Union for evangelis- 
tic work $25 00 

Seward, N. S. Chapin. . 7 00 

Normal oh 24 20 

Tremont oh 6 00 

Delavan oh 5 00 

Lincoln oh 42 64 

Deeroreek oh 5 20 

Rantoul 1st ch 10 10 

Sidelloh 10 00 

Fairmoimt oh 22 50 

Kane ch 12 00 

Palmyra oh., for share 

inPodili 25 00 

Hyde Park oh., Prof. 

Price 25 00 

Chicago, Millard Ave. 

ch 34 25 

Chicago, Messiah ch.... 31 31 

Chicago, Memorial ch. . 55 00 

Chicago, Lexington 

Ave. ch 41 63 

Chicago, Lexington 

Ave. ch., Mrs. G. R. 

Miller, $12.50: and 

Miss M. M. Miller, 

$12.50, for wk. in 

hospital at Huchow, 

c. M. D. Eubank 25 00 

Chicago, " S " 6 50 

Chicago, a friend 35 00 

Chicago, Maplewood 

sTs. 4 77 

Chicago, 2d ch 6 00 

Chicago Western Ave. 

ch.,Mrs. Rogerson. . 40 00 
Chicago, Covenant ch.. 7 00 
Chicago, Pilgrim Tem- 
ple ch 70 00 

Chicago, Chas. Carsten, 25 00 
S. Chicago S. S., birth- 
day off 3 50 

El^n, friends, for beds 
in new hospital at 
Kiehyang, c. J. M. 

Bixby 30 00 

Murphysboro ch 17 70 

Hoopeston ch 21 00 

Gardner ch 15 50 

Loda ch 15 00 

Loda ch., E. M. Ilun- 

Kerford 45 00 

Sublette ch., N. Per- 

terson 10 00 

Ottawa, Mrs. Mar>' C. 

Merrifield 500 00 

Marseilles S. S., for 
student c. Dr. 

Clough 6 25 

Amboy ch 14 66 

Amboy S. S 2 00 

TJtica ch 40 45 

Paw Paw ch 36 55 

Mendota ch 13 95 

Pittsfield ch 6 30 

Roseville S. S., for Ut- 

loon Ramiah $12 50 

Chicago. 1st Sw. oh., 

John Berg, $0 for 

Phillip, and $15 for 

n. p., c. Dr. East 24 00 

Princeton Sw. ch 7 84 

BerwynSw.oh 5 00 

Chicago, 2d Sw. oh., 

for Ma Kyr. 0. Dr. 

East, Miss. Circle.... 35 00 

Chica^, 2d Sw. eh., 

for Tanmuran, e. O. 

L. Swanaon 15 00 

Chicago, 4th Sw. oh.. 

Ladies 10 00 

Englewood Sw. ch 50 00 

DeKalb Sw. ch 5 39 

DeKalb Sw. S. S., 

Birthday off. for wk. 

of O. L. Swanson 5 75 

HIDIAHA, $x 352 g8 

Franklin, Mra. C. H. 

Hall $5 00 

Princeton, 1st ch 8 45 

Franklm, Franoee M. 

Dean, in memory 

of the birthday of 

Mrs. A. E. Dean 10 00 

Peru, Mra. Milton 

Shirk 1000 00 

Indiani^>olis, Miss 

Frances J. MoCartv.. 50 00 
South Bend, 1st en., 

Mrs. Peter Stocker . . 15 00 

CuUett's Creek oh 1 30 

Bedford 1st oh 86 66 

Avoca ch 3 14 

New Albany, Taber- 
nacle ch 2 36 

Tea Creek ch 10 00 

Terre Haute, Istch.... 41 15 
Terre Haute, 1st S. 

S., class No. 6 9 93 

Terre Haute, Ist B. U.. 25 00 

Pleasant Valley ch 1 00 

Bloomington, Istch.... 13 31 

Jefferson ch 10 00 

Denver ch 1160 

Lost River ch 4 00 

Washington ch 25 10 

Vincennes, 1st ch 18 88 

Renoch 1 10 

OHIO, $3 610 75 
Cleveland, Euclid Ave. 

S.8 $100 00 

Cleveland, Euclid Ave. 

ch., t.s. G. G. CroBier 740 00 
Toledo, Mary W. Fos- 

sett 10 00 

Cincinnati, G. M. Pe- 
ters 100 00 

Columbus, M. L. 

Fleischer, t. s. boy 

Stuart, c. J. Hein- 

richs 5 00 

Dayton, F. P. Beaver. . 1 800 00 
Dayton, Ist Regular 

B. U., t. 8. J. iSpei- 

cher 200 00 

Salem, Istch 18 96 

Amanda ch 6 10 

Marion ch 12 10 

Riley Creek S. S 2 76 

Akron, Arlington St. 

L. M.arcle 13 00 

aeveland. East End ch 224 75 

N. Royaltonch 4 80 

Xenia. IstS. S 2 00 

Granville, S. S 13 41 

Richwoodch 22 00 

Springdale ch 12 31 

Kewportch 6 00 

Cincinnati, Columbia 

oh 10 10 

Cincinnati, Lincoln 

Parkch 10 00 




CSncinoatit Ninth St. 

ch $179 90 

IrontoD, Lorain St. oh.. 8 60 

Defiance, let ch 8 21 

Fostoria ch 3 25 

FostoriaS.S 1 00 

Haskinsch 12 27 

HaakimiS.S 2 50 

HaskinsB.U 3 73 

HasklDS Jr. B. U 1 50 

Younffstown, Himrod 

Ave. ch 5 13 

Canton, Ist S. S., In- 
fant Dept 7 36 

Sherman oh 3 26 

Duncans Falls ch 50 

Duncans Falls S. S 1 37 

Ebenezer ch 25 55 

Mt.Moriahch 31 10 

Mt.MoriahS.S 2 15 

MINlfESOTA, $840 14 

Breckenridge, Isich... S3 72 
Minneapolis, a friend . . 25 00 
Cokato S S., for Jaro . . 25 00 
Thief River Falls ch.. . . 5 00 
Bethany, J. B. Peter- 
son 5 00 

St. Paul. 1st Sw. Birth- 
day Soc, for Jaro sU. 30 00 

Leenthrop S. S 10 00 

RedWincch 16 80 

Leenthrop Y. P 10 00 

Clear Lake, Jennie 

Larson < 5 00 

Cambridge, Grant 2 00 

Mankatoch 10 00 

Reynolds ch 4 43 

St. Francis, Mrs. J. 

Brand 1 50 

Duluth, Bethel ch 53 89 

Duluth, 1st ch 18 85 

Henningch 1 00 

Poppleton ch 5 00 

Foioal, Hans Johnson.. 9 25 
Kasota, Mr. Foster, for 
wk. in Japan, c. 

Miss Mead, special... 25 00 

Garden City ch 20 00 

Lake Crystal. T. M. 

Peterson 40 00 

Lake Crystal ch 39 75 

Lake Crystal S. 8 2 14 

Pipestone, a friend. ... 2 00 

Kasota ch 8 00 

KasotaS.S 1 00 

O^lvie, P. Soderlund. . 6 00 

Minneapolis, Olivet ch. 14 05 

Clinton Falls ch 6 44 

St. Cloud ch 12 00 

Little Falls ch 10 00 

Detroit, W. L. Riley. . . 20 00 

W. Concord ch .31 30 

Walworth Nor. ch 16 02 

Clark's Grove ch 285 00 

Clark 's Grove Soc 60 00 

IOWA, $465 67 

Laporte City, D. Han- 

chett $129 00 

Ottumwa, 1st ch 1161 

Waterloo, " Cash ".. . . 25 00 
Mason City S. S., t. 

beds in new hospital • 

c. Dr. Bixby 8 00 

Dubuque ch 12 91 

Hudson ch 9 76 

Waterloo. Ist S. S 15 00 

Swaledalech 35 00 

Swaledale B. U., for 

Capizsta 6 25 

Alta, Dan. ch., for P. 

Frederickson 17 00 

Bray ton, N. P. Jensen, 

for P. Frederickson.. 3 00 

Pine Creek Dan. ch 6 00 

Oakfield, Dan.'ch .17 00 

Fremont ch 13 60 


Delta ch $5 00 

Des Moines, 1 st ch 24 00 

Des Moines, 1st S.S.... 11 00 

Denvillech. 16 10 

Amesch 2 00 

Farminston oh 16 92 

Farminffton S. S 4 15 

Croton oh 3 05 

Ft. Madison ch 30 00 

Washinston, Jr. Soc. . . 1 00 

Louisa Center oh 13 05 

Ainsworthoh 12 62 

GowrieSw. ch 1175 

Council Bluffs, Lillie 

Norene... 7 00 

MISSOURI. $754 60 

St. Lotus, F. H. Lud- 

in«ton $500 00 

Board of Home and 

Foreign Missions 254 60 

N. DAKOTA, $33 64 

Kulm, S. S.. for Mis- 
sion S. S $13 64 

FarKO, 1st Nor. ch.. for 
wk., 0. P. Frederick- 
son 20 00 

8. DAKOTA, $635 08 

Manchester, Iroquois 

Rural S. S $7 00 

Brookings, Annie B. 

Morehouse 25 00 

Berton Worn. Soc 25 00 

Orleans, E. Olson 4 00 

Miner Co. ch 20 00 

Big Springs ch 449 50 

Big Springs Birthday 

Fund 17 48 

Dell Rapids ch 5 00 

Dell Riipids ch., for 

orphans, c. P. Fred- 

enoksoD 5 00 

Wakonda, H. Jensen. . 10 00 

HillCit]fch 13 45 

Centerville ch 5 00 

Montrose ch 15 50 

Elkton S. S 2 50 

Huron ch 30 65 

NEBRASKA, $387 97 

FairbuiyY.P $15 00 

Stark. C. A. Anderson.. 5 00 

Upland, Mrs. Hanson, 
for orphans, o. P. 

Fredenckson 10 00 

Osseo, Mrs. M. Boyer, 
for orphans, 0. P. 

Fredenckson 2 00 

Tecumseh ch 5 50 

Pawnee City ch 82 60 

Lincoln, Ist ch 160 00 

Nebraska City S. S 6 95 

Fremont, 1st ch 12 26 

Weston Sw. Ladies' 

Aid Soc 10 00 

Valley, 1st Sw. Y. L. 

Miss Circle 10 00 

Oakland Sw. K. D 10 00 

Minden. Liberty ch 7 00 

Upland, Mrs. Robert 

Hansen 10 00 

Turtle Creek ch 6 00 

Surprise, Bethesda 

Miss. Band 8 00 

Chambers, G. A. Bar- 
ker 1 00 

Beatrice ch 19 42 

Battle Creek ch 7 36 

Silver Creek, Mrs. S. H. 
Tolman and daugh- 
ters 10 00 

KANSAS. $330 38 
Winfield, Mr. & Mrs. 

F. K. Pierce 125 00 

Hutohinoon 8. S $5 

Washington oh 23 

Onaga on., for Huohow 

sta. 0. J. V. Latimer. 50 

Jewell eh 10 

Antiooboh 1 

Leavenworth, L. P. 

Dav 2 

Hiawatha, G. Kinsie. . . 5 

Horton ch. 5 

HortonY.P 1 

HortonS.S .-... 2 

Highland Station oh. . . 4 

Coming ch. 6 

Morrill eh. 15 CM 

Coll^oh. 83 %» 

Clyde ch. 12 dO 

Mt. Pleasant Y. P 1 46 

Chanute Sw. oh. 20 CX> 

Bristow oh 5 <X> 

Bethlehem ch 1 20 

Burden, Joel Dyw 100 OO 

MOSTAHA, $3 00 
Boseman, E.Alward.. $$ OO 

WYOMDIO. $33 00 

Eothen, J. W. Dwcilk* 

son $2 00 

Evanston oh 25 OO 

Evanston Wom. Miss. 

Soc 5 00 

COLORADO, $176 77 

Trinnath. WiUard Har- _^ 

injB $4 00 

Pueblo, Meea oh 

Denver, Judson Mem'l 


Gredeyoh fr& 30 

Golden oh 29 W 

Alamosa, Mezioan efa... ^ Ou 

HEW MEXICO, $5 00 

E. Las Vegas, 1st ch., ^^ 

Harry H7Ti«at S£» ^ 

IDAHO, $18 50 

St. Anthony ch »7 CO 

Boswelloh 1 «5 

Arco ch 10 CO 

UTAH, $3 50 
Springville oh S3 ^ 

ARIZONA, $145 40 
Phoenixch $145 40 

washihgton, $498 93 

Bethesda ch.. La Con- ^ 

ner $155 J? 

Manette ch 50 1% 

Manette S. S L ^ 

Seattle, Tabernacle 
ch., John Amett, t. 

s. n. p. in the Philip- nn 

pines 150 ^0 

Walla Walla, 1st B. U.. «. 

for the Gospel Ship. . 1(^ S 

Hoquiam ch 2fP S 

Puyallup ch 25^ "" 

Seattle Sw. ch., for aa 

wk. of Eric Lund. ... 8i^ "" 

OREGON, $297 36 

Portland, A. Olson.... 9^ 

Deep Creek Sw. Miss. t^ 

Circle for China 20 ffi 

Portland Sw. ch 32 3[ 

Portland Sw.S.S 7 ** 

McMinnville Dan. S. S. rn 

for P. Fredenckson.. 2 **" 
McMinnville Dan. S.8., 

for children 0. P. m 

Prederickson 2 ^'^ 



lom Thomp- 

t2 50 

11 66 

P 3 25 

8.» 2 60 

W Grace ch. . 28 47 

k, Grace Y. 

2 03 

w Grace b. 

2 50 

;ydk 127 85 

St. John's 

3 00 

Oalyaryeh... 20 60 

let ch., Mrs. 

Talone, t. a. 

Nagama, o. 

ftnh. 25 00 

TORKIA, $826 21 

h. Rev & 
a.Axlinff.... $50 00 
Mr. «c Mrs. 
neen, t. s. n. 

uepo 50 00 

Beach. Mr. 
;. A. Wheeler 
ryancsta.... 50 00 

lee, Richard 

50 00 

g Y. P., for 

6 25 

15 00 

3 5 00 

Lstch 120 00 

■t.8.S 7 50 

SdAYCch.. 20 80 

Calrary B. 

aiina 5 00 

Oalvary B. 

loepelShip.. 6 25 

daco. Bethel 

3 70 

h 6 32 

1.8 1 68 

us, Carrol 
6 00 


5 00 

ich. F. B. 

30 00 

Oi, W. I. C. 

5 00 

ee. Calvary 

95 46 

Ues, Mem'l 

150 00 

s., for Gospel 

2 00 

. P., t. 8. n. 
liah, At ma- 
12 50 

ch 22 00 

\B, Mrs. H. 
U, to apply 

25 00 

as, J. W. 

to apply on 

25 00 

Kty Y. P., 
uillo sta., 

6 25 

h, Mnr. Kate 
t. s. A. Sio, 

12 00 

tf. Knudsen 
. p., 0. P. 

kson 30 00 

i. Knudsen. 

%na, c. do — 3 50 

ANADA, $10 00 
$10 00 

GLAND, $24 25 

Irs. Emily 
$24 25 


German Chs. of North 
America $3 000 00 

BURMA. $8 163 12 

Donations received on the field 
per accounts to Septembw 
30, 1006 


Mrs. I. B. 


for Kem- 


School, 15 $5 00 

Ran goon, 



from Pe- 
gu Aseo. 160 

John Mc- 


from S. 

E. Solo- 
mon .... 75 

J. M c* 

Gfu i r e, 

for Lan- 



& church 

bldg 2784.14.6 1 006 62 

Rangoon , 


Lawrence, 12 4 00 

Rangoo n , 

Amia E. 

Fr ed- 

rickson.. 180 60 00 

Insein, D. 

A. W. 

Smith. * 1227.9.7 409 19 

Insein, W. 

T E 1- 

more 2290.11.7 763 56 

Insein, F. 

H. Eve- 

leth 604.14.3 201 61 



M. Han- 

na 125 41 66 

Moulmein , 

W a 1 1 er 

Bushell.. 266.14.9 88 95 

Tavoy, A. 

J. Weeks, 1502.2.0 500 70 

Tavoy, Mrs. 

row 74, 24 66 

Tavoy, Mrs. 

H. W. 

Hancock, 227.10.0 75 86 

Bas sei n, 

Louise E. 

Tschirch, 937.9.3 312 51 

Bassein, J. 

E. Rhodes 624.8.0 208 16 

Bassein, E. 

B. Roach, 126.9.0 42 18 
Bassein, W. 

H. S. 

Hascall. .25 8 33 

Hen z a d a , 

J. F. Jn- 

jfram.. . 160 53 33 


A. V. B. 

Crumb.. 1750.0.9 583 43 

Tou n g o o , 

( I 6 o r g o 

R.Dye. . 93.14.9 31 29 

Toun goo, 

C. H. 

stafi 765.5.9 255 11 

P r o m e, 

Emi 1 y 

H.Payne. 89.5.3 $20 76 

Bhamo, Ola 

Hanson, 150.0.0 50 18 


Kelly.* 308 102 66 


port... 043.11.6 314 56 

C. L. 
port, for 
schooL.. 334 111 33 


Parrott.'. 123 41 00 


5? y ^» 

G. R. 

Dye 175 58 3^ 


Dudley .' 630.6.8 213 13 

Pegu, Zil- 

la A. 

Bunn. . . 162.6.0 54 13 


J. Cf. 

son 823.2.1 274 37 


w a ddy, 

H. 1 



churches, 548.8.3 


H. f. 




for chap- 
el bldg... 1882.12.6 810 40 
Meik t ila , 

J. Pack- 
er 100 33 33 


W. W. 

C o c h- 

rane 210 70 00 

Mong n a i , 

Mrs. H. 

W.Mix . 571.11.0 190 55 

Mon g n a i , 

A. H. 

son 110 36 66 


W. R i t- 

tenhouse, 470 156 66 


G*e o. J. 

Geis 1115.7.6 371 81 

Haka, A. 

E. Car- 
son.. . . 880 293 33 
Loikaw, S. 

E. Sam- 

uelson... 672.4.5 224 08 


Antisdef. 152.6.5 50 79 

ASSAM, $303 30 

Donations received on the field 
per accounts to September 
30. 1906 

Tura, Ella 

C. Bond, 253 $84 33 


Anna E. 

Long.... 75.7.3 25 14 





Tun. Wal- 

ter 0. 


$28 18 $11 56 





80 45 



6 66 




84 71 42 86 

8. W. 

Suifu. Dr. 


0. E. 

bms. . . . 


00 04 




28 50 11 75 

A. B. 



1 02 


$52 752 72 

O. L. 



77 66 


niDIA, Saooo 



^ J 




k i ■ ■ 






$16 00 

•en and 

Est. John 
D. New- 

ter D. 


Char les- 

875 00 

Mass.. Est. 

pep ao- 
ber aO. 


$2 000 00 

Georas D. 
Edmands 10 000 00 
Will of 

CHIHA, $S 604 31 

S a rah 

250 00 



Mn. A. 

R. I., 


$2 00 

I n e . 

XXMiations reeslved on 

the field. 


per aooounts to September 
aO. IfNM 

Fund .. 

28 12 


N. Y:. 

W. AsSil 

Est* roen- 

more. Jr. 

828 80 

$14 40 


Bradksr. J 

1806 88 

sa r e t 

22 00 

11 00 

N. Y.. 


Mary A. 

1 00 



beok... . 

408 50 

240 80 

M i h.. 
WUl of 

Swatow, S. 

B. Part- 



120 06 

64 08 

r am 



Myra F. 


28 48 

14 24 

bury... . 
Chase Co., 

228 65 

Swa tow. 

Neb.. Est. 

R. E. 


Worley , 

453 80 

226 90 

lin H. 

ine M. 


88 00 

$12 742 60 

Bixby. . . 

1 643 09 

821 54 

Less loos 

on legacy 

Ki a y i n g, 
J. H. 

N. H.. 


75 98 

37 99 

Will of 

Ningpo, J. 

John A. 

R. God- 


131 02 $12 611 58 

dard... . 

507 39 

253 70 

Hany a n g. 

Dr. G. A. 

Hany a n g, 

J. S. 


$65 364 30 

92 80 

46 40 

Donations and lega- 
cies received from 

April 1, ] 

L906, to 

1299 53 
144 58 

649 76 
72 29 

February 1 

Donations a 
des receiv 
April 1 , 

, 1907.. . . 209 736 20 

Ningpo, E. 
E7 Jones. 

Huchow, J. 
V. Lati- 

nd lega- 
ed from 
1906. to 

96 10 

48 05 

March 1, 1907 ..... 8275 100 50 

Huchow, J. 


T. Proc- 




87 45 

43 72 

MARCH X, xgo7 


$2 140 34 


144 75 

72 38 

New Hampshire 1 408 62 


Vermbnt $104101 

Massaehusetts. 1085180 

Rhode Island 2 874 15 

OomMotfeat 8861 fiS 

NewYoKk 36854 14 

NewJenay, 7221 11 

PennnrlTaiiia 20488 10 

VlnSla 10 00 

W.VlzibBia 810» cy7 

Maryland. 80 18 

DelawBie... 287 76 

Distriet of OolumUa. . 663 20 

N.Osrolina 85 00 

Qeonda. lO 00 

Horida. 20 00 

Alabama 72 00 

IfisrisrippL 2 00 

Kentaoky 20 W 

~ , 2S 00 

1 00 

30 00 

Indian Territoty 890 18 

Oklahoma 283r 06 

Wisoonsln 2485 9 

Miehinm 358T 67 

niinolsl; 10882 6$ 

Indiana 4669 00 

OUo. 118ie 20 

Minnasr»t> 8686 09 

Iowa 6817 02 

MiaBoaxi 4296 87 

NTDakota 627 » 

8. Dakota 1 1^^ Z? 

Nebtaska. 8186 74 

KaiMas. 8428 64 

Montana. 160 

Wyooixic. 148 

Oolondo. 1824 ^. 

NewMaiioo 124 16 

Idaho. 886 81 

Utah 121 76 

Axiaona S46 86 

Washington ^^^ H 

OrMon. 751 W 

OnUfonia. 3e37«^ 

Alaska. 10 00 

Philimiins Mands. . . . 90 00 

CmSS^ 1600 

England. 37 ^ 

Iieland.. ^g 

Denmark 260 OO 

Austria. 2 06 

Burma 8218 IJ 

Assam 8^ 80 

India 2000 OO 

China 2604 81 

Africa. 600 OO 

Misoellaneotts 7710 ^ 

$106 714 78 

MARCH x, X007 

Maine $l0O OO 

Vermont 616 Og 

MassaohusetU. 61649 ^ 

Rhode Island 1676 gB 

Conneetiout 6 117 Y« 

NewYork 04«i in 

NewJersey OBO ^ 

Pennsylvania 176^ Sg 

W.VirginU l4g gg 

Maryland 600a g^ 

Ohio 2jg S 

Illinois ^ S5 

Michigan ^^ ^ 

Minnesota $? SS 

Wisconsin 180^ 3S 

Nebraska » SS 

Colorado 4S^ 2S 

Oregon KXP^ ^ 

$78 616 ^ 

New Hampshiie. 181^ 

$78385 7/ 


PholobyJ.M. LkrveU 



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VoL 87 

MAY. 1907 

No. 5 



IT is with great regret that we are com- 
* pelled to announce that the close of the 
jear finds us with a debt of $85,000.64. 
The total amount received from all sources 
was $928,153.77. The expenditures, on 
the other hand, amounted to $970,117.20. 
There is thus a deficit on this year's 
accounts of $41,963.43, which, with the 
accumulated indebtedness of previous 
vears, brings our present debt up to the 
figure stated above. 

It will of course be noted that both re- 
C!eipts and expenditures have increased 

somewhat over last year. Attention should 
be called, however, to the fact that the 
growth in the amount received is due 
principally to an increase in what may be 
called fixed amounts — moneys provided 
from outside sources for specific purposes, 
and in the use of which the Union has no 
discretion. These amounts, therefore, 
have added nothing to the available in- 
come. The increase in expenditures, also, 
is due largely to the same general reason. 
In the next issue a more detailed interpre- 
tation of the figures will be given. 


A LARGE number of pastors have 
-^*' sent in their subscriptions for the 
Magazine. Have you sent yours? You 
will recall the announcement made last 
month and the month preceding that a 
new rate of twenty-five cents is now charged 

pastors. You cannot afford to do without 
our Baptist foreign missionary periodical. 
You would miss it greatly if it were dis- 
continued. But unless vou send in vour 
subscription we must believe that you do 
not wish to receive it. 


T^HE ninety-third annual meeting of 
* the American Baptist Missionary 
Union will be held in the Calvary Baptist 
Church, Washington, D. C, l)eginning at 
10 A.M., Wednesday, May 15, 1907, and 
continuing through Thursday afternoon. 
May 16. 

W. D. Chamberlin, 


Recording Secretary. 
Dayton, Ohio, April I, 1907. 


TTIIE ninety-third annual meeting of 
*■ the Boartl of Managers of the Ameri- 
can Baptist Missionary Union will be held 
in the Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, 
D. C, at 9 A.M., Wednesdav, Mav 15, 

Albert G. Lawson, 
Recording Secretary. 

New York, N. Y.. April 1, 1907. 





THERE was a time when educa- 
tion and evangelization stood over 
ugainst each other, representing 
two contrasted and opposed methods of 
mbsionary operation. The 
champion of education as 
aTmissionary method was 
inclined to belittle evan- 
gelisation, to look with a 
degree of contempt upon 
the simple proclamation 
of I he gospel message. 
The champion of evan- 
gelization, upon the other 
hand, regarded the niis- 

reqniring little more than 
the traversing of the 
regions o f heathendom 
with the shout, " Repent, 
for the kingdom of hea\eii 
is at hand." 

So far as those U|)on the 
mission Geld are concerned 
this (■onlro\ersy seems to 
have itied out. Tliey 
overed that Ih* 


1 of the hi-nlh<'n 

pilrlK'.l Lattle. There must l>e 
canT|iiiign. The missionary eiitt 
have Irasl sonielhing of the dm 
it rei|uires not less of the heroisn 
continuance. " The kingdom 
Cometh not with observation.' 
sponsibility which rests upon i 

of [Mitient 
of God 

US not simply to shout the mes 
to live it and illustrate it in all of 
lionahips and crises of life. Unl 
presence of the heathen world, 
lived the life of t 
tian and even 
death of the I 
the complete me: 
not been deliver 
formation of tl 
tian Educational 
West China ( 
scheme for a 

cation, leading 
Union Christ! 
versilv, gives us 
that those w 
engaged in th 
work ujjon the 
field arc jiersua 
C'hrislian educat 
essential element 

Two considi 

First, the mosi 
sive of the non 

real value of education, Tliey ari 
out for it and are resolved to hav< 
only (jueslion that remains is, T 
give it to them and what type of 
shiill they receive !' Experieni 
that atheistic ideas are not Ilk' 
accepted in their pure and unmi 



If they are mixed with education, they are 
much more likely to be received at home 
or abroad. There is no more vital ques- 
tion for these peoples than the question 
whether the education they receive is to 
be Christian or anti-christian. No more 
effective method could be adopted to bring 
China to Christ today than for the Christian 
forces of the world to prepare to give quick 
and adequate response to China's appeal 
for education. 

Secondly, experience has shown that 
education and evangelization are not 
hostile to each other, but supplementary. 
Each needs the other. The evangelization 
of the great races of the East will never be 
completed by evangelists from the West. 
The translation of the message is not merely 
A linguistic process. It involves social 
and racial elements. Native workers must 
^o the major part of this work. They 
already have most of the essential equip- 
ment. The best that the Christianity 

of the West can do is to complete this 
equipment by supplying the needed edu- 
cation. Education, therefore, becomes the 
most important auxiliar}' to the procla- 
mation of the gospel. 

Indeed, it is easy now to see that it has 
always been so. Before he ever formaUy 
organized a school, every intelligent Chris- 
tian missionary has devoted himself to 
the direction of his first converts as they 
attempted to give the gospel message to 
their friends. The wide opening of the 
mission fields of the present day, the 
immense enlargement of our opportunities, 
present a demand at the present time 
upon an enormous scale, which cannot 
be met except by thoroughly organized 
schools, manned by competent teachers 
and equipped for their work. The end 
in view is evangelization. This work 
cannot be effectively done without adequate 
preparation either in America, or in Japan, 
China and Africa. 




WE will give most of our time to 
the little streams running under 
ground out of sight, and only 
glimpse some of the broad rivers running 
to the sea. Of course there are the quiet 
influences going out from the missionary' 
to native teachers and pupils, week in and 
week out, month in and month out, for a 
series of years. The pupil is then passing 
from stage to stage of that mysterious 
development called Christian education. 
The vast majority of those whoso lives are 
molded by the missionary's influence, and 
in whom the memory of his life and char- 
acter will abide as a life-long constructive 
force, will be found among those >yho have 
thus been near him. Growing things 
take time, and the school contact gives you 
the time element. Then, too, it conies 
at the twig stage. Herein is the strength 


of much of the work of our women mission- 
aries. Of one of these, in a recent letter 
in English, our noble Mi Lon says, ** To 
be working with such unselfish persons is 
a delight ''; and one can see effective in 
Mi Lon's daily life the traits so carefully 
fostered there twenty years ago by yet 

It is not strange, then, that nineteen 
twentieths of our native workers come from 
the schools. One dav thev called us to 
the veranda to find at the bottom of the 
steps a heathen man and wife and two most 
iinkemf)t little girls. Would we take them 
into our school, the parents asked. Of 
course we assented. The older one very 
slowly l)egan to lose her look of general 
wildness, and presently became one of our 
most trusted, as one of our neatest, school 
girls. Some eight years later my jungle 



boat drew up alongside a river-bank about 
two in the morning. My boys slept on 
the bank till daylight, then went to the 
heathen village, a half mile away. By 
the time I was dressed there app^ired a 
procession of nondescript children coming 
from the village, some of them showing 
perceptible signs of beginning to be 
" desciipt." The procession was headed 
by a particularly neat Karen girt, with a 
bright, womanly face, full of character. 
She was our nondescript of eight yean ago. 
She was spending her long school vacation 
in passing on to the children of this heathen 
community, by a little school, something 
of what she had received. Close by was 
another of our girls similarly employed. 
This, I take it, is a universal experience in 
all missions. Another of our girls went 
away as a missionary hundreds of miles 
into a neF region where the darkness was 
profound. Not long after, she was writing 
119 that she had just taken her first batch 
of the girlhood of that wild region down 
to the stream for a bath preliminary to 
their entering the new school. She let 
them wash for half an hour, then called 

I know I could never paint, 
space, the impression made u 
morning, as I stepped off the b 
track and back a little into t 
a village which I had never 
where they were not at all ei 
It was a glorious morning, 
spot, a heathen community, « 
bamboo- walled shanty and a hi 
and there was one of our t 
evangel bts conducting his 1 
the very picture of devoted 
In another room his cheery-fai 
attending to her household > 
La Bnw is a quiet man, slendei 
poorly paid, but the kind of 
can never think of himself, ai 
not know how to be unfaithfi 
no salary. " And there are la 
be first." Meantime in the lo* 
rity they are making the del 
as 'the rose. 

" Do not tell the people not 
stilious. Show lliem how thi 
they will find out how they ar 
man bones are a dreadful 
we bought a French skeleton 
it in a ( 
the Baai 

them ashore, soaped them thoroughly t 
sent them back for another half hour 
rinse. Speaking of practical rcsulls 
school work, this is one of them. Miss 
schools are washing the world. 


Ihen turn 
run. I^ 

l)v the 
look at i 

its teeth. 
" How foo 

auything : 

Voii gel some apparatus and 
eclipses, tides and a hundi 
phenomena. When the com 
met in Kassein, they say 4, 
visited our compound in the foi 


f all of them visited the skeleton and 
things. We even have some veiy 
St illustrated scientific lectures in our 
tl association and in our September 

school for jungle workers. 
a seek jeai in and year out the all- 
1 development of the half dozen or 
men and women who form your 
of native teachers in your central 
A. Presently you have a body of 
med, thinking men and women who 
espected all over your field. 

A long article would be necessary even 
to glimpse the indirect results of educa- 
tional work. Any school work is an asset 
of the kingdom of God in its destructive 
effect upon idolatry and superstition, but 
only Christian school work is genuinely 
conatructive; and Christian school work 
is worth while even when, as in the case 
of much of that of the Presbyterians in 
India, it has been largely barren of con- 
versions. When the Indian Jericho falU, 
it will be largely the work of schools. 





)OUBTLESS one of the most effec- 
tual factors in our mis.sionary 
enterprise is the educational work, 
densest bigotr)', not only in heulhen 
1 but all over the world, la found 
ig the uneducated. True, not all 
have had the advantage of our schools 
Mdleges have broken away from their 

superstitions, but the eiliicalioiial systems 
of the East are rnpidly undermining the 
old traditions and superstitions and are 
revolutionizing the countries in which they 

These educational systems are greatly 
dependent upon the energy of the misaion- 
aiy, of course, but we must not forget that 

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we could not carry on this branch of the teachers is rapidly increasing, so that Ihe 
work as extensively as we do, were it not government is endeavoring to abolish the 
for the native teachers. primniy teachers' examination. In Indin, 

rs differ 

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that teach 

the work because thev 
enjoy it ; many are in it 
because of the salary 
or the social standing it 
gives. Human nature is 
much the same the world 

As yet we have not a 
sufficiently large number 
of high grade teachers 
from the Christian com- 
munity with whom to man 
our mission schools, .md 
quite a number of Brahmans 
are under our employ. As 
a rule these teachers 
are gentlemanly. 




'I'he demand for teachers in India has 
been so great that the govemmenl has been 
compelled to press into service men and 
women of greally varying ability. We 
have the primar)' teacher, whose education 
is very meager indeed, but who is able to 
impart what education he ha-s to tliose who 
fire unlearned. The grammar school grad- 
uate (ills a higher grade. Al)Ove him ranks 
the high school graduate, anil then Ihe 
college or university man. A suitable 
course is |)rovidcd for each grade in the 
normal training s<'1louIs. 

In the first (wo grades there arc a 
nunilxT <)f young women employcil. but 
lis yd very few liiivc ijuiilificii them- 
.'iolvcs lis liigJuT griidf teacliiTs. This 
is |,'r.-;itly 1i> U- dcpl.)r<-il. iind we rrjoice 
h> noli' IIkiI efforts are l>i-ing niiule in 

the imparlalion of 
secular knowledge is con- 
cerned; but a majority are weak in disci- 
pline. A Brahman gentleman who would 
not condescend to hand a book or pencil 
to one of a lower social position, if left to 
his own inclination, but would throw it 
down and require the pupil to take it from 
Ihe floor instead of from his hand, will 
freijuenlly allow children of outcaste 
parentage to address him in a very imper- 
tinent manner. Consequently the disci- 
pline of the school rests largely with tbe 

KasI to 

nip- higlu-r 


tor ivonuti 

It is m-<rs.s,irv to k.-.-}. a verv close 
su|KTvision over leaehers. es[H^>i;illy of 
the lower gnu I e,s. iiiul yciirly ins[M-clion of 
schools is 11 provision of the liritish (iovern- 
ment, A teacher who pro\es la/y i)r in- 
coni[>clenl is likely to find it hard to seeure 
employment. The iniml>er of lower grade 


Much of the early teaching was by rote. 
In<lee<l. the ancient custom was to leam. 
not from lMX)ks, but from the mouth of the 
teacher as he re]>eateil Ihe lesson; and the 
tendeiK'y of our teachers is freqtiently to 
Ix' satisfied if pupils memonse without 
much understanding, even in caw of 

Many of our higher grade teachen, 
liotte\er, are men fully capaUe of filling 
jiosilions of trust anil are doing fine «-ork. 
AVheii our mission st^^hools can be manned 
by consecrated Christian teachers, who 
arc college men, thoroughly prepared for 
the work, rapid strides will be made in the 
ilepartment of education. 






WHEN Jesus said to the womJtii of 
Samaria, " Give me to drink," 
and thus in an indirect way intro- 
duced the conversation that led to the sal- 
vation not only of the woman but of many 
others, he illustrated the tactful aess of 
indirect methods in Boul-winning. 

The mission school b the indirect method 
of evangelistic work, but it has perhaps 
be«n more fruitful in producing the changes 
now going on in China, than any other form 
of missionary effort. 

To introduce mission schoob into China 
n'ns to put a virile plr.nt in its native soil. 
His hereditary capital is manifested 
wherever the Chinese student has come 
into competition with other nationalities. 
He has never taken second place. In Yale, 
last year, out of 3,000 students about fifty 
were admitted to the honor roil. Tliere 
were but ten Chinese students in the univer- 
sity, but the name of one of iheso is on the 
honor list in civil engineering. At the 
University of Chicagc) I atn loM. a Chinese 

student secured his Bachelor of Arts degree 
at twenty years of age and will have his 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy at twenty- 
two. A Chinese student, but three years 
in this country, took all the mathematics 
for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Denison 
during one summer semester. He had 
studied the subjects five years before i 
Chinese in a school i; "" ' " 

the soil iu which miss 
have been planted. 

What were the cauf 
the edict abolishing the ancient system 
examinations P Por a score or more of 
years mission school students have been 
writing in the examinations of their respec- 
tive colleges and of the government. These 
were brought into comparison. When 
the public schools of Western learning 
were established, patterned after the mis- 
sion scliool, the ancient system was swept 
away. This is one of the greatest reforms 
that any nation has ever witnessed. 

What were the first muses that devel- 

1 Hankow. This is 
on schoob in China 

s that brought forth 

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o]>cd the movement for unbound f«et ? 
The mission boards sent out many roung 
women to China, who opened girls' acbooU. 
As a rule tliey insisted that the pupils 
should unbind their f«et. They struggled 
oil, often against the native pastors and 
oilier missionaries. When girls' schools 
of Western pattern were organized by the 
government, they too insisted upon un- 
bound feet. Then it was an easy thing for 
the Empress Dowager by an edict to lift 
forever the burden of the women of China. 
What a privilege to bless one third of the 
women of the earth! 

What were the causes that led Chang 
Chih Tung to introduce the Bible as a 
textbook of morals into the schools of his 
district ? When the pupils from the mission 
schools came into tests with other pupils 
our men were generally the winners. 
Chang Chih Tung asked, " Why is this ? " 
In his own city was the virile Griffith John, 
whose life helped the viceroy to the con- 
clusion thai it was the Book. From this the 

the Sabbath was invariably adopted a> a 
day of rest. It was not a great step 
from this to the edict establishing the 
civil Sabbath. )fm- ' - -xi^ , . ' 

Whence came the influences that took 
all the barbarities from the penal code of 
China ? This great work was accom- 
plbhed by Wu 'Ting Fang, for many yean 
minister from China to this eountiy. It 
is said that when a boy he attended the 
mission schools of Canton, from whidi 
beginning he secured the knowledge which 
fitted him to lift the awful horror of heathen- 
ish night from the misguided criminal 
classes of China. It is the custom of moet 
missions to have a woman missionaiy in 
charge of their day schools. If that was 
true in this case, it was the heart and mind 
of a woman which has thus blessed the 

Let me give a concrete illustration of 
the special opportunities the mission school 
has in calling the attention of the official 
and literary classes to the gospel. Hang- 

Bible went into the schools of 58,000,000 chow was highly favored in being the 

of the empire. birthplace of a man of high^ ideals. 

What caused the edict instituting a civil From his own fortune this man established 

Sabbath in all the public offices? When several schools of Western learning in our 

city. After his death his 
birthday was made a time 
for the gathering of all the 
officials, literati and students 
of the city at his grave to 
worship his spirit and thus 
do him honor. Through 
our Chinese professors |we 
secured invitations to this 
ceremony. Twenty o( our 
most stalwart pupils, dressed 
in their silk robes and satin 
caps, lined up before the 
grave, but instead of wor- 
shipping they removed their 
caps and four of the num- 
lier took a floral emblem 
and placed it on the gr«Te. 
All then replaced their 
caps and marched sway. 
I was told that for some 
time the topic of converaa- 

students went from mission schools into tion among the ossembled multitude was 

the public offices they missed the Sab- the worshipping of God and the honoring 

hath which they had known in school, of ancestors. 

Wlien government schools were organized. It would be fatal for our churches to 

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['the baptist missionary magazineTI 

refuse the appeab from western, central, 
eastern aod southern China for thoroughly 
equipped academies at once. Each one 
of these districts should have a college in 
the near future. 

Then may the Chinese Baptists gird up 
the loins (rf their minds and prepare to 
help lift the ancient empire into a Christian 


MR. Yoshizo Yamada, one of the 
graduates this year from the 
Higher Couree (Kotokwa) of the 
Tofcyo GaJcuin (Duncan Academy), has 
iron honor for himself and the school. In 
January he entered the lists among twenty 
competitors for a position as translator 
on the staff of the Seoul Press, the English 
daily paper recently started in the Korean 
capital. Only three succeeded in passing 
the examination (in English), and Mr. 
Yamada was first. Although the final 
examinations and graduating exercises 
would not come till the latter part of March, 
he studied up and took all his examinations, 
so that he was able to leave 'I'okyo early 
in February for his new post. Mr. Ya- 
mada, by the way, is also an alumnus of our 
academic course (Class of 1902), and the 
only one so far to graduate from both of 
our courses. 

We have heard from Mr. Yaniuda since 
he arrived at Seoul; and f take the liberty 
of quoting some of his communications! 
"I find the Koreans amiable; I will love 
them with all my heart. . . . They must 
be loved and treated kindly. Japanese 
influence here is great; and Koreans are 
not to be crushed but elevated." 

He always refers wilh the dee|>est grati- 
tude to his years of study in our school, and 
he feels the responsibility resting on him to 
bring honor upon his alma maler, hi.s 
friends and his Saviour. One of the young 
men who also passed the exuininalion 
turned out so dissipated that he had to l)e 
sent back to Japan. Therefore all llii' 
more does Mr. Zumoto, the manager and 
editor of the Seoul Fresa, appreciate Mr. 
Yamada's steadiness and faithfulness. — 
Ebnest W. Cle.ment, 

'pHE advance movement along secular 
' educational lines in China has necessi- 
tated an aggressive educational policy by 
the missionary societies working there. 
Accordingly, all the various missions in 
West China, " recognizing the advisa- 
bility of such conformity of Christian 
missionary education to the Chinese ofiicial 
scheme in grades of schools, course of 
study and methods, as is compatible with 
Christian ideals," have united to form the 
Christian Educatiunnl Union of West 
China. The aim of the Union is to 
" promote the unification and centraliza- 
tion of all Christian primary and sccondari- 
educational institulions fur boys and girls." 
and the organization of a Union Chrisliiin 
University. Plans have already liecti 
matured for a uniform course of study, 
unifonn examinations and the use of the 
same text-lxtoks in nil the lower grade 
Christian schools. Rev. Joseph Taylor of 
our Yachow Mission i.s chairman oF the 
committee in cha-ge. 


MAY 15 TO 28 

IT is nineteen years siiioe the Anniver- 
saries were lasl held in the city of 
Washington, and the annual meetings 
which occur there this month, will be of 
exceptional interest and importance. The 
city itself will be a splendid attraction, and 
ihe Anniversaries will give a fine oppor- 
tunity to visit the many points of interest 
in and about the nation's capital. Dr. 
S. H. Greene and his |>eople have thrown 
open their church, their heurts and their 
homes, and will (jive a royal welcome to the 
hosts of their hrethr 
north an<l west to i 
of Ihe denoniiniition 

Following the ni 
Woniim's Baptist I 
on Monday and Tiicsdiiy, and the meetings 
of the Woniiin's IJiiptisI rorrign Missionarv' 
Societies at eight lliirly \Vednes<hiy nioni- 
ing. llie Anniversaries pro|tcr will U^giri 
with the unniLiil miK-ting of the Mission.irv 
Union, on Wedn<-.-=.h.y :.[i<l Tlmrsdiiy. 
In Ihe absence of President Keen in Kiirii|«\ 
and Vice-presiilenI Woodwiird in Ihc Fur 
East, tiie firsi stwioii will U- culled 1o 
order by Vice- president J. W. fiirp.-Til.T, 
Wcdne,<ii;iv morning :il ten oVIiwk. iiiid 
live sessions will U- liclil, coiltiniiirig 
through Thiirsdiiy iifteniooii. The meet- 
ings of the Union will lie of s[jecial interest. 
The plulform sj^eakiiig will be unu.suiilly 


e great v 

ml meeting of the 

good, and a unique feature will be one 
entire session devoted to on opeD parlia- 
ment on the work of the Missionary Union. 
Opportunity will be given for questions on 
all phases of the subject, and for a frank 
discussion of all problems connected with 
the work. The introduction of the new 
appointees is always a most impressivt — 
service, and will be a feature of thi* 
year's meeting. Greetings will be brought 
by some of Ihe misnionaries, and there nil/ 
be addresses by some of the workers at 
home, including t-ecrelarj' Moore, of Ihe 
Young People's Fiirward Movement. Rei'. 

C. li. Moss, of Massachusetts, and Rev. 

D. D. Munro, D.D., of Connecticut. 
Following the sessions of the Missionary 

Union anniversary all delegates will come 
logether in the eagerly anticipated general 
meeting of Ihe ilenomi nation. Thursday 
eiening will be giyen to discussion on the 
motion lo form a national organixntion. 
led bv Dr. W. C. Kitting of St. I.ouis and 
Sern-lary A. J. Rowland of Philadelphia. 
I'ridiiy morning Ihe rc|>ort of the committee 
on organization will l>e discussed by the 
di'legati'H in sj>eeches limited lo five min- 
utes each, following an address by Professor 
Sliiiiler ilallhews of the University of 
Cliiejigo on the functions of the proposed 
orgiiniwition. The questions to be con- 
sidered are of most vital importance lo Ihe 


whole denomination, and as widely diver- 
gent views are held there promises to be a 
very warm and earnest delwle. The whole 
subject has been well threshed out in the 
weiddy press, and if time has been given 
to piayer for the Spirit's guidance, we may 
safely trust the decision of that meeting. 

Conunencing on Friday afternoon and 
cmtmuing through Saturday afternoon, the 
time will be given to the Publication Society, 
and we may be sure that Secretaries Row- 
land and Se3rmour and their associates will 
provide a most profitable series of meetings. 
The Historical Society will probably 
find time for its session 
on Saturday, and Sunday 
will be a day of 

meetings. The annual 

missionary sermon will 

be preached Sunday 

morning by Dr. R. S. 

MacArthur ■ " 

"York, and ii 

ing addresses will be 

given by Rev. H. A. 

Porter of Oklahoma, and 


The closi 
will be those of the 
Home Mission Socielv. 

I he program for these 

meetings, but that lhe%* 

will be of e: 

tional interest i 

tain. It will 

great occasion for our 

home mission friends, and so for all of us, 

and the two days, ending Tuesday noon, 

will be full of attraction from beginning 

Tuesday afternoon all will leave for 
Jamestown, where will be held the first 
meeting of the General Convention of the 
Baptists of North America since its orga- 
nization at St. Louis. There will be tile 
sessions, beginning Wednesday afternoon 
and closing Thursday evening. All 
meetings will he held in the Convention 
Hall of the exposition, and will be of f,T^al 
interest, uniting as it will representatives 


of the denomination in the United States 
north and south, Canada, Mexico, Cuba , 
and Porto Rico. During our own Amij- 
versa ries at Washington the Southern 
Baptist Convention will be in session at 
Richmond, and all will come together at 

The first session will be ^ven to ad- 
dresses by eight of the missionary organi- 
zations of the united denomination, 
detailing noteworthy events in the work of 
their societies during the last two years. 
This will set a high standard for succeed- 
but the program pre- 
pared is such that interest 
and enthusiasm should 
steadily rise. Wednes- 
dav evening the subject 
will be, "To What 
Extent May a Christian 
Denomination Properly 
Engage in the Correction 
of Public Evils?" and 
the speakers will be 
Dr. O. P. Gifford of 
Buffalo. N. Y.. and Rev. 
J. E. While of Atlanta, 


,'ill be 

under consideration 
Thursday morning: 
•■ Is an Articulated Sj's- 
tem of Baptist Summer 
Assemblies with Certain 
Uniform Features Desir- 
able and Practicable? " 
presented Ijv Dr. W. 
J. Winiam'son of St. 
l-ouis. and -The Sig- 
uificiiiicv of the Mission- 
ary Movement Among ihe Young People," 
on which Secretary Chivers of the Home 
Mission Societv will sjieak. Discussion 
will follow ciU'h address. 

Thursday afternoon will be given 1o an 
ojH-n parhiunent. when several matters 

Some of these will probably be: \n invita- 
tion to the World Ilapt'ist Alliance to 
hold its meeliag in this cimutrv in 1!)10: 
the new Baptist Brotherhood: and uniform 
divorce laws. This session should be one 
of ihe most interesting oF all, and one oF 
the most important in practical results. 


The closing session will be held Thurs- 
day evening, when President E. Y. Mullins 
of the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary will speak on " The Contribution 
of Baptists to American Civilization." 
A great social reunion will probably close 
this session. 

In connection with the meetings of the 
General Convention there will be a Baptist 
exhibit, in a building erected for the purpose 
by Virginia Baptists, in which eveiyihing 
pertaining to Baptists will be displayed. 
Our missionaiy societies will be repre- 
sented, as well as our leading educational 
institutions. The exhibit will remain open 
all summer, and will afford a splendid 
opportunity to the thousands who visit the 
exposition, both during the meetings of the 

Greneral Convention and later, to see what 
our denomination is doing in all lands. 

Such is the feast that is to be spread 
before the Baptists of the country this 
month. To say that every one will wish 
to attend is expressing it tritely. Calvarj' 
Church in Washington and the Convention 
Hall at Jamestown should be packed by 
the delegates. A New England train will 
run, in charge of Mr. C. S. Parr, 5i5 
Tremont Temple, Boston, and large 
delegations will come from other sections 
of the country. Every city and church 
should be represented. Send your pastor 
and come yourself. Finally, pray earnestly 
each day for the meetings, that the Spirit 
of God may be present and the power of 
God may be manifested. 




A VISIT to Japan and China derives 
not a little of its interest from what 
may be termed the prelude, in the 
journey of several days across the country 
required to reach the steamship. 

As I have made this cross-country trip 
^ve times since my round-the-world tour 
in 1890, the sense of novelty then experi- 
enced is of course somewhat lessened; 
nevertheless, the journey between Boston 
and San Francisco, bv whichever route 
traveled, is alwavs a matter of uncommon 
interest. The vast stretches of country 
crossed, the varieties of climate felt in a 
few brief davs, from Boston enshrouded 
in snow to the rose-bordered avenues of 
Riverside or Pasadena, the triumphs of 
engineering witnessed through the Rockies, 
the dreary desert wastes traversed, all lend 
themselves to reveries connected with 
things vast and far-reaching. One there- 
after never lives in the -same small world 

Particularly is this true if one is upon a 
world-errand and has left behind a multi- 
tude of brethren s}Tn pathetic with his 


errand. As he journeys on he finds at 
each stage of the way swelling numbers 
of brethren hospitable to his errand, and 
eager for his message, and such a trip will 
be an experience ever to be remembered. 

I had planned on this trip to s{>end the 
first of two sabbaths at Kansas City. Our 
large-hearted and ever alert District Secre- 
tar}'. Dr. I. N. Clark, met us at the station 
and took us to his home. A couple of 
hours later we found ourselves at the First 
Baptist Church, where I spoke on the 
resurrection-errand of our Lord: namely, 
that of discipling the nations to himself. 
In the evening Dr. McConnelvery cordi- 
ally invited me to take his pulpit, and for 
an hour I spread out before his people 
the China of the present with its remark- 
able promise for the Kingdom. 

After a day of stop and rest at Colton, 
Cal., where I met a colony of family rela- 
tives, of which my cousin. Rev. John S. 
Mabie, is the nucleus, and picked up my 
niece. Dr. Catharine Mabie, who will 
accompany me to the E^t, my next 
important stop was at Riverside. Here I 



found a Bible and Missionary Institute 
in progress. Many friends old and new 
were there to participate, and generous 
opportunity "was given me for the best I 
could offer them, whether in presentation 
of Bible truth or of fresh facts from the 
mission field. The new pastor. Rev. W. L. 
Tucker, has things well in hand, as was 
evidenced not only by good words spoken 
on all sides, but also bv that crucial test, 
a foreign mission collection taken on 
Sunday morning, which amounted to 
$10,000. It was very cheering to hear of 
the many signs of rising interest in this 
branch of work all along the coast. 

But the climax of all welcomes joined 
with opportunities for a large hearing of 
our inmost messages came at Los Angeles 
on Sunday and Monday last. At Pasadena 
Sunday morning, at the First Church, 
Ix>s Angeles (Dr. Northrop 's) in the after- 
noon, in a mass meeting of the Baptists 
at Dr. Burdette's great auditorium gather- 
ing for a few minuted in the evening, at 
the ministers' meeting Monday morning, 
sind at a grand banquet of the social union 
Monday evening, where were gathered 
^0 of the elite of our churches, among 
whom were old friends by the dozen, — I 
had ample privileges which I used to the 
utmost to enlist afresh sympatliy for our 
great work beyond the seas. The West 
is cordial and enthusiastic everywhere; 
but for downright blazing enthusiasm, for 
handshakes that grip the soul, for the 
power of rising memories of the old times 
and bonds of the Eastern homes and life 
revived by such meetings, commend me 
to contact with the people of southern 
California. Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Paul, 
Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and 
Boston are all there enlarged in heart 
and mellowed in spirit by the transplanting 

At San Francisco we had a stop of but 
a day; enough to see the ruins of the deso- 
lated city, plus the extraordinary vigor 
shown in the rebuilding, as well as for a 
very hearty reception at the First Church 
the evening before sailing. Dr. Biirlin- 
game, the devoted and resourceful pastor, 
•was host and as in other coast cities num- 
bers of old friends came out to greet us 
and to bid .us hon voyage and Godspeed. 


Numerous letters reached me at the ship, 
expressive of warm fellowship on my 
errand to the missions. A telegram from 
our church at Brattleboro, signed " Pastor 
Lawson," is among them. 

S. S. " Siberia," San Francisco, Febru- 
arv 21. 


Y\7HATEVER estimate may be placed 
^ ^ on the movement to evangelize the 
Hawaiians, the evangelistic factor alone 
proved insufficient. It is well known 
that the missionaries of the American 
Board, through a short and apparently 
decisive campaign, which has been charac- 
terized as '* one of the epics of the kingdom 
of God," seemed to accomplish mar\'els in 
the transformation of the heathen, and in 
some respects they succeeded. The first 
missionaries who reached the Islands 
found that by a remarkable concurrence 
in providence scarcely equalled in mis- 
sionary history, the idols had already been 
burned, the deadly taboo had been dis- 
continued and everything was ripe for a 
great evangelical ingathering. True, vices 
of the grossest sort were rampant; but in 
the face of this, the gospel won its way to 
so extraordinary a degree that the work 
had the marks of one long Pentecost. 
It has been widely thought that mission 
work here was discontinued much too 
soon. The very announcement of such 
decision was made the occasion of new 
license by all the worst elements of man- 
kind frequenting the Islands, and it left 
the native churches, so recent Iv out of 
paganism, defenseless. The Christian re- 
sult in many respects has proved disheart- 
ening, and absurd as it is, the defects which 
have appeared have l)een charged to the 
account of missions, instead of to the dis- 
continuance of mission work, as would have 
been more just. The decimation of the 
population which has dwindled from 400,- 
000 in Captain Cook's time to 30,000 at the 
present, is no product of the gospel of the 
Prince of Peace, but rather of the walk 
to and fro through the earth of the arch 
destroyer. So, alas! many of the Hawaiian 
Christians have lapsed from grace; and 
instances are quoted of some who have 



been found worshiping at ancient native 
altars. If apostasies like this have set 
in, let them be laid at the door of the white 
^emissaries of the pit who have ever 
struggled in the face of God and man to 
make of this natural Paradise the tender- 
loin region of the Pacific. 

It would, however, be an erroneous in- 
ference to conclude that Christian achieve- 
ment in these islands is to be measured 
by the number of native Hawaiian churches 
sun'iving, or the native product in citizen- 
ship, character, industry or what not. 
The population now is most composite. 
There are in these islands 15,000 Chinese, 
65,000 Japanese, many Koreans, not to 
mention the several thousands of Portu- 
guese and other Europeans, and Americans. 
Among all these. Christian work is done. 

In this article it is my aim to present an 
important index of this work as it is ex- 
pressed in Christian educational institu- 
tions of the Islands, and especially the 
Mid-Pacific Institute. The present prin- 
cipal of the institute is Mi*. Frank W. 
Damon, a grand-nephew on his mother's 
side of the inmiortal Samuel J. Mills, and 
a most forceful and accomplished mission- 
ary and educator he is^familiar with more 
than one language now spoken in the 
Islands, although giving his special efforts 
to a school for Chinese bo vs. 

The early missionaries were not only 
ardent evangelists, but, true to their New 
England heritage, they were great eiluca- 
tors as well. They planned for a system 
of common schools and a seminarv in 
which to train a succession of leaders for 
the churches. Then followed the old story : 
the home churches declined to respond 
with needed funds for so far-reaching a 
work, and education fell into the hands of 
the government. Christian management 
failed, the leaders deterioratt^d and churches 
declined. The relics of the niissionarv 
familes in the Islands, however, joined with 
some noble Hawaiians to begin in new 
conditions to educate remaining and in- 
coming youth of whatever racial origin. 
Thus they made the most of what existed. 
The result now manifest is a series of high 
grade schools. The well-equipped Kame- 
hameha School for Hawaiian youth, the 
Oahu College, originally for the children 


of the missionaries, the Kawaiahao Girls' 
Seminary, the Mills Institute and the 
Japanese Boarding School, since last Sep- 
tember have been placed under one manage^ 
ment, known as the Mid-Pacific Institute, 
although having separate teaching faculties. 
Thus work is carried on among aemal 
races, English, Hawaiian, Chinese, Japan- 
ese and Koreans, and all work is thoroughly 
and aggressively Christian. The Chinese 
boys in Mr. Damon's school are uniformed, 
and all these races are being rapidly 
Anglicised. Four of them, speaking 
admirable English, are first cabin passen- 
gers on our steamer going over to the land 
of their fathers to look about and studv 


new conditions there. For mvself, I can 
not resist the conviction that when China 
shall once become Christianized she will 
exert a mighty influence upon all these 
Pacific islands and peoples, including the 
Philippines. Japan may also do so if ' 
present tendencies to superciliousness can ^ 
be overcome. May we not, therefore,.^ 
conclude that the work of the missionari 
even in Hawaii was more far-reachin, 
than some have thought; that in the divine 
mind it contemplated the Christian in 
gathering and training of just such crowds 
of Chinese, Japanese and Korean youth . 
as the Damons, the Scudders, the Horn 
and others in Honolulu are now educatin, .m- 
in increasing numbers.^ 

The Mid-Pacific Institute is just no^^ 
raising additional endowment funds to tlM" M. 
amount of $250,000, besides $100, 
special for additional buildings. Missio 
on their Christian educational side are sti :J 
the most far-reaching expression of Chri m * 
tian propagandism known to the Church— - 

May friends of the American Bapti-S" 
Mi.ssionarv Union who have heard som -^* 
what of late concerning the impK)rtance o 
fund for higher educational purposes 
our various missions observe, reflect ar 
prepare to act worthily of themselves a 
of the vast enterpriser committed to th 
hands in similar mission fields. 

S. S. " Siberia," Mid-Pacific, March G^ 







PASSING through our cil,v of Sendai 
one day we saw all along the street 
bright decoralions in paper of all 
<»lors, red, green. Hue, yellow, while and 
purple. There were long streamers against 
'which our heads somelimes struck. Paper 
^Iresses of various sizes were hanging from 
little poles run out from the houses. We 
liad never seen quite so general a decora- 
tion of the streets and wondered what it 
VBS all about. Our teacher of Japanese 
who comes from a different part of the 
country had never seen anything of the 
kind and was as much in the dark as we. 
Miss Bu7.zell, our fellow missionary, told 
us the story, l-ong ages af[o there was a 
pretty seamstress who made clothes for 
Ihe gods. This maiden and a shepherd 
fell in love and were duly married. She 
proved a devoted wife, and we-s so busy 
'ooking after her husband's needs that she 
'lad no attention to give to celestial tajlor- 
'ng. The gods, and especially the god- 
*lpsses, were in ii pretty stew, not having 
**ny one to do their sewing. However, 
they were wise enough to devise a remedy: 
they took the bride mvay from her husl>and 
^nd settled her on the other side of the 
^lilky Way, where yon may si'e her still 
if you know whore to look. One night 
in the year the lonely girt, for she is per- 
petuallv voung, is iillowed to cross the 
Milky "Way andvisil her huskind. The 
people had decorated the city because it 
was that night which Tanabata was to 

spend with her husband, and even Miss 
BuEzell confessed that somehow she always 
felt happy that night for ttie sake of the 
fabulous maiden. 

The place the religions of Japan have 
had is indicated by the temples and shrines 
which are numerous in most of the old 
sections of the country. On a great many 
of the spots of magnificent scenery in this 
beautiful land temples are found, for the 
priests not only brought into Ihe land 
many of the elements of its civilization 
hut were lovers of art and beauty. Tucked 
away in the valleys or perched on the tops 
of almost inaccessible hills are temples and 
shrines, which even at the jiresent time 
thousands of pilgrims a year visit in a set 
order for Ihe sake of acquiring merit. I 
recall a temple in the beauiiful Inland 
Sea, on an uninhabited island, a mere 
rock, which is a very popular resort. Old 
women hardly able to walk aliout will 
somehow manage to climb up .=teep 
mountain slo|>es to a shrine, in the fond 
hope that thus they niny n'gain health and 
.strength. Hack of the "city of Ki.ljc. along 
the |ialh Umiugli the wooils, iin- over n 
hundred little shrines in all states of |ire.'«'r- 
valinn. One of the sights is an idol which 
is given a very comical asiH-ct by a do^teri 
or more children's bibs fastened al>out 
its neck, securing life and prosperity to 
the youngsters. I haie seen big wooden 
idols disfigured by — is it possible ? — yes, 
surely it is nothing else than spitballs! 


You see, the credulous folk vrriie prayers 
on paper or buy them for next to nothing, 
make them into spitballs and throw them 
at the god, in the confidence that if they 
stick, the prayers will be answered. Walk- 
ing in the country I have seen images with 
little stones on the portions where they 
could stay. The thought is the same : the 
stones represent prayers which will have 
their answer if the stones remain on the 
object at which they are thrown. I have 
heard of a prayer board in a hotel on which 
prayers were pasted flat till they were 
eleven inches thick in the middle of the 

Those who have read much in the maga- 
zines about Japan during the last two years 
may nevertheless not have seen much about 
idob, but they are here on every hand. 
You can buy strings of " gods " made of 
wood, so tiny that you can send them in 
letters, while at some of the temples huge 
figures are to be seen. It is sometimes said 
to a sluggish fellow, ** Why are you sitting 
there like a big stone Budda ? *' I asked 
a young woman who wished to be bap- 
tized, about her religious life before she 
heard of Christ. She was puzzled to find 
anything to answer. They had the 
customary god shelf in her home, but it 
did not mean anything to her. So far as 
she could recall, her parents never wor- 
shiped at the domestic shrine. Why 
then did thev have it ? " Because it was 
the custom of the land," a reason which 
has to be responsible for a great deal in 
other countries than Japan. However, 
with many •of the older people the worship 
of idols is one thev take verv seriouslv. A 

• WW 

staunch Christian living near Sendai wished 
to give a present to a missionary' who was 
going on furlough, and the missionary 
asked about the ancestral tablets which 
she knew he still had. He thought of the 
matter a little and concluded to let her 
take them, and later said, " It is a great 
relief to me to have those things gone; 
as long as they were here they were con- 
stantly tempting me to worship.'* A few 
years ago a splendid Christian young man 
died in Sendai and even for him the faniilv 
set up an altar and tritxl to make his Chris- 
tian widow pray to him. 

Once a vear. hite in the summer, then* 


occurs the festival of the dead. On 
tain night the departed souls are ei 
to return to the earth for a few hoii: 
for 'their convenience little boats, I 
edibles, are set adrift in brooks and 
which flow to the sea. I barely mia 
interesting sight this year in s 
thronged by country folk gathered : 
annual event. The craft seemed t 
been very various, and I was tol 
some of them cost as much as a b 
or a hundred and fifty dollars. 

I was in a train once last year 
early morning. When the glorio) 
had come clearlv into view over the 
tains, a man a few seats in front 
closed his eves, inclined his head, 

w ' ' 

his palms in the attitude of adorati 
moved his lips in inaudible prayer 
great source of light and life. Sun 
was far better than to worship " 
god on a shelf." 

In our hasty sunmiary we have 
nature worship, idol worship and a 
worship; but these are only glim] 
the many different ways in whi 
popular religion reveab itself. 


'T'HESE days are full of woi 
^ promise. Yesterday we b 
twelve men from our outstations. 
wished to unite with the church, bi 
careful thought we decided that the 
to wait. The chief diflSculty is to k 
church pure and strong. 

This is the day of opportunity f( 
China. I tremble to think that it m 
before we have made the most of : 
need a man at Yachow to take car* 
educational work. I am happy 
that as I passed through one of c 
stations, I found a good day schc 
the resident evangelist in charge 
and girls (with unbound feet) i 
work in our own building. Eve 
around them is made to count for j 
tian life. In ten years' time I hope 
corps of preachers trained in o 
schools ready for work with our cl 
We take courage and go for\ 
Joseph Taylor, Yachow. 









THE Home for Mi 
in Burton, 

i' Children 
1 Island, Wosh- 
. built by Rev. S. W. 
Beaven, and he and his wife were in charge 
of it until about three years ago, when his 
two sbters assumed the care. In I he 
spring of 1905, the Beaven sisters decided 
(o move to Ontario, Cat., and the home was 
without a matron until September, when 
my sister and I came. We found a large, 
pleasant bouse, with ample laivn, and 
playgrounds sloping down to the sound 
at the back^of the house. 

The home is on a little peninsula jutting 

out from Vashon Island, and every room 

large and pleasant. Steamers run to 

ful, with the fresh breeze from the salt 

The home was fornierly in charge of 
Pacific Coast Baptists, but the Missionary 
Union assumed control last year, putting 
it on the same basis as the homes at Morgan 
I*arfc, Newlon Centre and Newton. 

We have good schools here, a graded 
school, a high school, and Vashon College, 
with not a saloon on the whole island. 

The one thing we lack is children. The 
only ones we have this year are Donald 
and Mildred Kemp, children of Rev'. 
and Mrs. H. .\. Kemp, of Chowchowfu, 
China. Those who are in the home are 
always in the best of lieaHh, and seem to 
be happy and 
m tented. 
The Burton 

|the baptist missionary magazi? 



JAltO, P. I. 

ONE of the most interesting sights in 
my recent trip to Mindanao was 
the market at Iligan. Although 
the Visayan is the only one who is com- 
monly seen in the towns about the coast, 
the Moro is permitted to come down from 
his inland fastness once a week, without 
arms, to do trading in the market-place. 

The market scene on " Moro day " is 
a brilliant one. These strange people are 
not content with the milder shades of 
gaudiness that occasionally bedeck the 
Visayan: nothing will satisfy them but 
the most bizarre combinations of all the 
colon of the spectrum, which they torture 
into headgear and vestments of varied 
description. Some of these garments are 
quite foreign to the ordinary Filipino ap- 
parel, as, for example, the brilliant turban 
and the tightly fitting pantaloons. The 

which to remember these friend- 
first futile. An enterprising yoi 
who went about flashing a large 
his finger was dumbfounded whei 
him how much he would take to: 
gave me one look and icily repUec 
rita." From this I concluded thai 
engaged, and felt like apologii 
undoubtedly should have done i 
known the suitable expression 
dialect. I then ventured to atti 
purchase of a little wallet that a I 
about her neck, but she also slew 
a look. I imagine that it contaii 
amulet or charm, or possibly po 
the Koran, as these people are M' 
dans. Not discouraged, I sui 
bartered about three and a half 
a wooden " cedula " or poll tax bi 
owner, an old, greaay " dalto," or ■ 
was punctilious 
plaining thai th 
were not to be 
in the bargain. 
I acqtiiesced. 

clo^w jarkct with bright buttons do«ii the 
front is unique. 

.My effort lo secure n keepsake or t«o by 

d.ingled " fixin( 

fiice was decOR 

powder, and her te 

id black as jet. Altog 

1011 grenlly to be desit 

[the baptist missionary magazineTI 

manner was courtlv as well and she re- 
ceived my overtures, when I inquired if 
any of the goods upon her person were 
salable, with dignity but without encourage- 
ment. There was one article, however, 
that I coveted, and with true Yankee relish 
for a trade I persisted in my purpose. This 
was a slender bamboo box about as large 
as a small pencil, that ser\'ed as a protection 
for a finger nail of some inches in length 
that adorned her little finger. The little 
box was a neat affair, and I reasoned that 
it would be the best sort of a keepsake, 
for it would remind me of the thoughtful 
consideration of the Moro ladies who 
sheathed their weapons of offense in the 
interest of those whom otherwise they 
might unintentionally scratch. It was of 
no use, however, and I was turning away 
disappointed, when I caught sight of a pair 
of bright eyes that suddenly flashed from 
hehind the broad back of a ** datto " who 
stood by, and, to my amazement, a finger 
?uard similar to the one coveted was 
thrust out at me. The daughter of a chief, 
^'ho had shyly sought this refuge, had 
**ken pity on the chagrin of a bachelor 
^'bo could secure no token of the other 
jady's favor and had winsomely stepped 
*nto the breach herself. It was a delicate 
attention that was not lost upon the re- 

Surelv a Moro market has some ad- 
'Vantages over civilization's bazars, for the 
dazzling combination of jewelry, paint and 
'fathers is better than Boston's show 
Windows in Christmas week; but for a 
f^>od, up-to-date bargain give me an old- 
'asliioned ** mark-down sale " on TtMiiple 



r^HE annual meeting of the International 

Missionan' Union at Clifton Springs. 

*^^V York, is antieipaled bv verv nianv 

, the missionaries, past and present, of the 
"Afferent boards, as a time of inspiration 
*5^^ unique interest. Al)out I.IOO inis- 
^^S^tiaries of all denominations belong to the 
*^^ion, from 100 to 150 of whom are in this 
^^Untry and can attend the gathering. The 
^^enty-fourth annual meeting occurs this 


year June 5-11, and, as usual, entertain- 
ment will be provided by the Clifton 
Springs Sanitarium and the villagers for 
all foreign missionaries who may be present 
and all appointees of the several boards. 
It is a rare privilege to attend one of these 
gatherings, and it is to be hoped that many 
of our own missionaries will be present. 
Requests for information should be sent 
to the corresponding secretar}% Mrs. 
H. J. Bostwick, Clifton Springs, New York. 


"C^LEVEN new missionaries have been 
•*-^ appointed thus far this year, including 
four young women. The men are Volney 
A. Ray, of Gait, Ontario; G. H. Strouse, 
of Crozer Theological Seminar}'; L. E. 
Worley, L. B. Rogers, Charles Ruther- 
ford and M. C. Parish, of Rochester 
Theological Seminary: and F. W. Harding, 
of Hamilton Theological Seminary. The 
young women represent the Woman's 
Baptist Foreign Missionarj' Society. They 
are as follows: Miss Bertha W. Clark, 
Miss Nettie A. Robb, Miss Bessie E. 
Ilanev and Miss E<^lna E. K. Linslev. 
Besides these, three men appointed pre- 
viously whose sailing has hitherto been 
prevented, expect to go this year. They 
are A. E. Bigelow and B. E. Robison, 
of Chicago, and W. 1). Gates, of Rochester. 


WE are glad of the assurance which 
conies to us that so many subscrilx»rs 
to the samples of new literature ft^l that 
this is something they cannot afford to do 
without, even at the increased subscription 
price of fifty cents. One pastor writes: 

I rep:ard this as one of the important ways in 
which to keep in Invst touch \vitli our missionary' 
enterprises, and feel more than reiwiid every time 
a j)acKape of sami)les ap|X'ars on my desk. The 
last packajre, containing " Hints and Helps for 
the Sunday School " \vas worth the whole 
amount of the subscription for a vear. Some 
of the things mentionea there are already being 
used in our Junior Union work, and so are not 
new to us, but other suggestions will be helpful. 






'T'ODAY is the twenty-fifth anniversary 

of my sailing from New York the 

first time, and some one, or some ones, 

worked up a verj' neat surprise for me. 

time. Then I tried to say my than 
did so after a fashion, a^ all men d 
thus surprised, leaving out the nea 
one would have wished to aa,j. i 
request was that I migbt have twe 
more years in which to work wi 
band of missionaries and such i 
of feUow w o r 
There were eightc 
present who we« 
press when I can 
tliat means that 
half of the mei 
in the employ 
press have stayec 
for that many 

It s 

i to ] 

This morning, just after opening the doors 
of the press, I was asked to walk out and 
meet some American women who wished 
to see me. I was told they were out in 
the press, then up stairs, where I said they 
had no business to be (all this to my good 
wife, who had been let into the secret a 
little while ago, but who had not let it out 
to me at all by any hint or suggestion). I 
found the whole local mission gathered, 
and all rose to greet us as we entered. The 
walls were decorated and a great dish of 
roses was on the small table. Dr. Eveleth 
made a very pleasant address, only, like 
so many such addresses, rather on the side 
of fulsomeness. Then Mr. Armstrong 
followed, and then Mr. Pascal, my assist- 
ant in the book side of our work, read an 
address from the work people, who had 
all filed in after I got safely out of sight 
on the way up stairs. Then he presented 
me with a very handsome four-fold screen 
of Burmese carving, as handsome a thing 
us I have e\'cr had given to me, or ever 
e.vpcct to have — far too fine for any house 
I shall ever live in. I fear; but then, it 
expresses the good wishes of a host of work 
|)eople, aided by some few who take con- 
tracts from us for outside work from time to 

erj- good record 

self. A larger i 

have been he 

twenty years. 

simply overwhelm 

all this eicpression 

and good wishes. I only wish ] 

accomplish more to merit all thei 

expressions. — F. D. Phinnbv. 

A W.\GNIFICKNT work is beii 
■^"^ here in the theological semii 
training a native ministry to do for 
and the adjacent 'countries whal ca 
be accomplished by foreign missionai 
January, after a four years' course < 
study, we graduated another larp 
of thirty -five members. For th 
entering class in May, two young I 
coming from the ninth standard in B 
Baptist College. One of these Iw 
receiving a monthly stipend frc 
govenmient toward fitting himself 
college for the highly paid teache 
fession. but so strongly has it ht 
l>ressed ujion him that he must give 
to the work of the gospel ministry 
luLs refunded the amount received fi 
government so that he may be fn 
its claims, free to come to this pla( 
is strongly inclined to become a mi: 
to the ^luhsos in Kengtung wl 
training at the seminary is t 
D. A, W. Smith, Insein. 




)unday it was my pleasure to 
lie a new site for a chapel in a 
tmed Saiman. There are ten 
and six heathen families there, 
le it will not be long before the 
lage will be Chrbtian. The 

are now building the chapel 
I a week or two will start a school, 
g man in charge of the work 

prayers. He is just beginning 
lope'will be his life work. We 
I from several quarters and if 
e men, schools could be opened 
n half a dozen villages. — O. 



id a very helpful session in the 
per Assam Association a little 
ek ago. I am sure the spirit of 
igs will continue with the people 
be year and will help them in 
irch work I leave tomorrow 
19) for the North Lakhimpur 
n and we are expecting to have 
oe of the Spirit with us there also. 
le churches in upper Assam are 
ikened to a fuller realization of 
' that is theirs, if they will but 
>f it. They need the prayers of 
ti at home. — S. A. D. Boggs, 


>re, writing of the wonderful 
progress among the churches of 
lia, mentions the case of a little 
[lad been dumb from her birth. 
ic revival she was strongly in- 
and went into a trance, like so 
•rs. In her case the result was 
urkable, for on coming to herself 
ble to speak. Dr. Downie says 
nself has heard her talk and pray 
The girl says it is "a gift from 
I Dr. Downie thinks her explana- 
cl one. 


'- ^ have arrived in Secunderabad and are 
learning to do things after the Indian 
fashion as readily and quickly as can be 
expected. Of course they have no work 
yet except on the language. Mr. Parsons 
will take the Simday evening service for 
me when I am on tour. We were not told, 
when their appointment to this station 
was made, that we were getting a baby into 
the bargain. She is a dear little one and 
is a great addition to the pleasure of the 
bun^ow. — F. H. Levering, Secun- 


13 EV. GEORGE H. BROCK is rejoic- . 
*■ ^ ing in the arrival of his wife and little 
daughter and enjoying the comforts of 
home again after four years on the field 
alone, " camping," as he expresses it. He 
writes as follows: 

Sizty-ei^t were baptized on this field last year, 
of whom four were caste converts, the largest 
number of caste people baptized in one vear. 
I start for camp tomorrow, but what a field to 
jB^ over! I look for many caste converts this 
year. Pray that it may l)e so. 



A VERY disastrous fire in the Wat Koh 
'^^ district has completely destroyed the 
Chinese chapel built by Dr. Dean sixty 
years ago. The chapel was in a very un- 
safe condition and the probabilities are 
that it would have had to be rebuilt within 
a year or two, so the loss was not great after 
all. We will be able to sell the plot of 
ground there for a good sum of money, 
because its situation is good for business, 
and with the proceeds we can buy a larger 
piece in another part of the city; but as 
the place is such an old established one 
and the Chinese seem so attached to it, 
perhaps it may not be best to make the 
change. The building has always been 
crowded during the ser\'ices and thousands 
have heard the gospel there. The Chinese 
brethren have already started a subscription 
for a new building. — H. Adamben, M.D.» 


|the baptist missionary magazine,^ 

T~\R. A, Z. HALL writes of his safe 
■"-^ arrival at Hankow, Central Chins, 
just before Christmas, but as hia baggage 
was delayed he was unable to join Dr. 
Corlies' party for West China, as he ex- 
pected. He remained a month and occu- 
pied the time to good adi'antage in assisting 
Dr. Huntley in Ilia dispensary work and in 
studying the language with a Chinese 
teacher who was available just then, \'ery 
fortunately he was then able lo join a 
party of another mission, bound for West 

but the contractors were slow in bringing 
in their estimates and we could not dreiit 
on a builder until the end of Novembei, 
The hall, therefore, will not be coropleled 
until about the first of April. — H. k. 
Keup, Chowchowfu. 

'T'HE good news comes from Kifwa, 
' Africa, of over 640 baptized and many 
others asking for the ordinance. The 
work is not carried on without opposition, 

China, mid thus proceed on his way with- 
out inconvenience. He was taken ill while 
on his way uj) the Vaiigtse and had to 
slop nt Wanhsien. It was feared thiit the 
disease was typhoid fe\cr but later it 
proved to be less serious and Ihc patient 
was rapidly iiuproviiig. While detained 
at Wanhsien Dr. Hall was well pared for 
by the Chinii InUuxl missionaries nt that 


of the prcaehing hall is 

however, as is evidenced by the death o' 
a promising young evangelist who ■"'** 
killed in the attempt to preach the gosp^ 

T^HE foundiii 
* nearly finii 
the |>urchase ii 
building by th< 

? hoped lo begin 
•r lust of August, 


Too often it is true that the ill men do liv*^^ 
ufler tliem to work perpetual mischief and u*"! 
eeusingly to breed evil and misery. But lt» , 
convcrsi.' happilv is also tnie. Nearly a cfntu«^ 
»Ko Dr. Judsoa' wrote the first tract ever prinle^ 
bv the Itaptist Mission Press at llaneoon, " -^ 
View of llie Christiwi Reh^on." Tlie ne*' 
published was a small catechism by Mrs. Ar**? 
^asscltiiie Judson, Both are still in jnint is*" 

II constant deniHiul. - 

The Indian Witneti. 


ways the Anniversaries which are 
Id this month at Washington will 
of the most important series of 

the societies have ever held. Of 
be theme of leading interest will 
to be considered in the general 

of the denomination Thursday 

and Friday morning: namely, 
jiization of a national Baptist 
3n. The interest which centers 
Ilia, however, will be reflected in 
tings of the different societies, 
scial features will make the annual 
of the Missionaiy Union of more 
ual interest. The seventy-fifth 
117 of the Home Mission Society 
» the meetings of that body also 
importance. For a more detailed 
t Kgaiding the plans, read the 
ennent on page 178. This year 

eveiy diurch should be repre- 
Lefc ttie great auditorium of the 
[Ihiiich at Washington be crowded 

mammouth Convention Hall at 
m be filled. 

national and local, missionary and 
historical, as well as all our colleges and 
schools, will be fittingly represented. 
Such an opportunity to advertise the work 
of the denomination in its varied phases 
has seldom or never before been offered. 
The meetings of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention at Richmond, our own Anniversa- 
ries at Washington and the sessions of the 
General Convention at Jamestown will bring 
to the exposition a great throng of Baptists. 
Thousands of others will visit it during 
the sununer. The exhibit will give them 
a comprehensive view of the work of the 
denomination. Many who never read the 
literature of the missionaiy societies, and 
whose pastors never present the subject 
of missions, will here learn of the mi^ty 
work being accomplished and of the part 
which may be theirs in it. The exhibit 
will present our denomination and its 
work before the public as it never has been 
presented before. We repeat the hope 
that all our denominational societies may 
be well represented in this important 


fai^seeing man who first suggested 
ia Baptists the idea of a national 
building and exhibit at James- 
Iriefly stated, the plan is for the 
of Virginia to erect a permanent 
at Jamestown, and to display in 

the exposition an exhibit of his- 
id descriptive material represent- 
he work of American Baptists, 
id south. The heartiness with 
e societies have entered into the 
ugurs well for its success. The 
ry Union will be represented with 
c display showing the niultitudi- 
QS of work and the results which 
g accomplished. It is possible 
e of the valuable curiosities in 
ssion of the I.^nion, such as Jud- 
cious Burman Hible, will be in- 

the exhibit. It is certainly to be 
\i all our denominational societies, 


The Executive Committee has recently 
met with a loss in the resignation of two 
of its members, Re\'. N. E. Wood, D. D., 
and Mr. Albert H. Curtis. Dr. Wood 
has been on the Committee for nearly fif- 
teen years, a part of the time as its chair- 
man. He has a deep and abiding interest 
in the work of the Union, but the pressure 
of other cares compels him to retire from 
the position he has filled so acceptably. 
Mr. Curtis has sened onlv a little more than 


a year, but finds himself unable to devote 
the necessarv time to the work of the 
Conmiittee. To take the place made 
vacant bv the resignation of Mr. Curtis, 
Mr. George K. Briggs, of Melrose, Mass., 
has \)evn elected. Mr. Briggs brings to 
the work not onlv a valuable business 
experience, having served the firm of Lee, 
Higginson & Co. for many years, but a 
deep interest in world-wide missions. In 
1905 he spent a month in Japan with his 



brother, Rev. Frank C. Briggs, one of our 
missionaries at Kobe. Diinng this time 
he attended the annual missionary con- 
ference in Arima, where he had the privilege 
of meeting many of the missionaries and 
coming very closely in touch with their 
work. Ever since uniting with the church 
Mr. Briggs has been actively engaged in 
Christian work, and soon after his removal 
to Melrose from Cambridge, where he 
formerly lived, he was chosen deacon in the 
First Baptist Church. He has been es- 
pecially successful in work among young 
men, and at the present time is the teacher 
of a large class in the Bible school. 


It was not to be supposed that so revolution- 
ary a movement as that which has in the 
last few months brought China into such 
prominence before the world should have 
no opposition. On the other hand, the 
little resis ance which has been offered to 
the radical sdbiemes of those in control at 
court has been most remarkable. Yuan 
Shih Kai, Wu Tmg Fang, Chang Chih 
Tung and others have be^ able to carry 
forward their plans for the enlightenment 
of the empire with only an occasional dis- 
turbance to show that not all were in 
sympathy with the new regime. Now, 
however, those who have felt that China 
was becoming westernized, or who have 
have seen in the new era the loss of 
opportunity for graft and power, seem to be 
regaining in part their former influence. 
It is reported that Yuan Shih Kai has been 
shorn of some of his powers. It is said 
that Wu Ting Fang has been superseded. 
It is even rumored that the venerable 
Chang Chih Tung is dead. Many of the 
reform edicts are being overruled by laws 
regulating their execution. If these re- 
ports are true, it is only what those who 
have known the conditions have expected. 
The old life could not die without a struggle. 
But it is bound to die. The new life is a 
reality. The reform movement may 
receive a setback for a little time, but the 
new movement is too powerful to fail. 
The outlook for China is as bright as ever, 
the opportunity as great and the call for 
sen'ice as imperative. 


Our Baptist brethren of t 
forging right ahead. Only 
ago we chronicled the ded 
educational secretary. Rev. 
Now it has been announ 
another has been added to 
force. Rev. S. J. Porter, DJD 
is thirty-seven years old, i 
Wake Forest Collie, and ac 
time as a missionary in Bn 
from the Olive Street Bafi 
Kansas City, Mo., to become ; 
The Foreign Mission Board o 
Baptist Convention has na 
taries: Rev. R. J. Willu^ 
corresponding secretary; Bei 
Smith, D.D., editorial sec 
T. B. Ray, educational se 
Rev. S. J. Porter, D.D., field 


If there had been any doi 
extent of the awful calamii 
befallen the famine-stridEei 
China, recent reports musi 
question. As none of our si 
the famine zone, our own misi 
not written at length conoei 
tressing circumstances. The 
however, have given brief dc 
the situation, and Mr. W. ' 
correspondent of the Philac 
and other papers, has poi 
vividly the desperate conditi< 
Now that the concentratioi 
been broken up the suffering i 
than before. The oflScials ft 
demic as well as possibly 
so that those who had gatherc 
walls of some of the large cit 
sent back to their homes, an 
worse case than before. Th< 
cally no opportunity to earn f 
if there were, there is no food 
help given by the committee 
aries and other foreigners is n 
but is, as it were, only a drop 1 
Large sums are being sen 
countrv, but much more is x 
worst will not be over until J 









NEW feature of the Praver C'ovenant 
plan has developed, one that we did 
expect, but one that gives us deep 
(faction. Professor J. F. Smith, of Ran- 
1 Baptist College, has forwarded five 
Is signed by Christian natives in Burma. 
!se are Maung £, a Chin; Maung Po 
it, a Pwo Karen; Maung Tun Pe, a 
man; Saya Po Mya, a Talain; and 
feasor L. T. Ah Sou, well known to 
ly in America, whose mother was a 
■man and father a Chinese. Tlie first 
are students in the high school depart- 

ment of the college and the others are 

Here are representatives of five different 
races for whom the missionaries of the 
Union are laboring, who are themselves 
praying daily for our work and workers in 
all lands. .Nothing could be more en- 
couraging than this. Doubtless there^are 
many other native Christians engaged in 
like ser\uce. We shall be glad to receive 
their Covenant cards through the mission- 
aries. By the way, have you sent us 
yours ? 

flmeriain JBaptU JHuMtmiarp Vniim 

13 draper Covenant 

^[Recognizing that th« taprMn* n««d ct nluioiw b pf«y«r, I piur po am 
Jl\ to iatercMl* eac)! dav, so far as ouiy ba pwuimm, (1) fdr th« 
paoplaa ct raUtion landa ; (2) for tka miiiionariae mad Ihair nativa 
co-workar«; (3) for thoM who adminfatar tha %rork at homai (4) for 
nf own aad all other chnrchos, that thaj nay jira thaouolTaa BMro 
oaraaatly to tha study and support of ouMiona; and (Q for tho ronnffpaeplo 
of our churches, that a lai^ mmibor may bear tha call ol God to 
missionary sonrka. 

Name _ 

Qfy or Tou>n C?T^ 

Street Addrtu 

Date . .<?^ r r^' ^^^7 Chufth. 

Ftll out this cSrd and return to Box 41. Bocton» Maaa. 




lT the coMMin lks prki»ahin(; the program an^ making other arrangements 



lOM ALL OUR churches: 



m 193 







THIS should be to secure the largest 
possible offering with the least 
possible strain, on the giver, from 
every member, every week, for every ohjed 
cooperated in by the church. 


Many good and inexpensive systems are 
now in use and can be had on short notice. 

(a) The two-pack envelope system is 
the oldest in point of time and is often 
adopted where a weekly system is already 
in use for current expenses. It gives to 
each member two packs of envelopes, one 
white and the other pink. Each pack is 
printed, numbered and dated, and as a 
rule the white pack* is for current expenses 
and the pink pack for missions. The 
system is good and often the best to start 
with, especially where the current expense 
envelopes are in the hands of the members 
for the year and it is desirable to start 
immediately with the weekly offerings for 

(b) The two-pocket envelope system. 
Three styles of this envelope are on the 
market. The envelope is simple in con- 
struction, and so printed that one |)ocket 
reads for expenses and the other for mis- 
sions. It is convenient in size and less 
expensive than the two-pack system. The 
envelopes are printed, numbered, dated 
and put up in neat little boxes numbered 
to correspond with the envelopes and with 
a space for the name and address of the 
holder. This system is supplanting 
all others and where ix)ssihle should he 
adopted at the beginning. 

(c) A one-envelope system has been 
adopted by a few churches and worked 
with considerable success. The system 
has three forms: (a) The envelope is so 
printed that it contains two spaces, one 


marked '* Expenses," and t 
*' Missions." The giver places 
ing in the envelope and indical 
spaces how he wishes it divid 
With each pack of envelopes is gr 
pad on which are printed tl 
'* Expenses " and '* Missiomi 
week a leaf is torn off, marked a 
in the envelope with the offe 
The church decides to give a o 
cent, of its gross income to missicH 
member receives a pack of < 
printed, numbered and dated, an 
to name the largest possible sum fa 
per week toward the Master's i 
each meeting of the trustees the 
agreed upon is set aside and at I 
each three months this sum i 
among the missionary societies. 

3. secure cooperatic 

" Worthless though perfect " 
stor}-^ of many systems, all bee 
were not properly managed. ]> 
will work itself. The envelope oi 
upon, care must be taken to s 
cheerful and generous cooperatic 
member. To this end a letter, 
explaining the envelope and how 
used, should be sent each mei 
months before the envelopes are U 
out. The letter should name tb 
needed for exj>enses and the amoi 
for missions. It should contain 
which they should he asked to 
amoimt they will give per week to 
of the sums asked. The card : 
returned bv a certain date. Tl 
must be made to see that it is the 
give. Subscriptions once seen 
be followed up. If the busines 
church work were more careful! 
and then followed, there would 
real joy in giving. 





an for financing the great work 
iie kingdom of God, however 
tllent, will secure adequate 
88 it is worked. It has been 
ed that the weekly plan of giving 
plest, most sensible, and most 
plan that has yet been put into 
nr the support of all departments 
•ch's work. Churches that now 
ler plan are the exception. The 
f this way of making offerings 
i is becoming more and more 
id is almost universally suc- 
Hiere there is failure it is due 
3]an but to weakness somewhere 

^cent conference on Christian 
3 a pastor gave an interesting 
how the plan was being worked 
rch. He emphasized the impor- 
eating a missionary atmosphere 
o grow^ this plant of weekly 
nissions. He said, ** A church 
e to missions unless imbued with 
at the church's primary mission 
1. It is the minister's duty to 
hurch in its missionarv work, 
a missionary campaign year in 
mt." Right here is where the 
his, or any plan, hinges. When 
f the missionarv enterprise, the 
3pportupities, the triumphs, are 
kept before the church* and the 

missions, the weekly plan will 
rable enviroimient in which to be 

1 and developed. This pastor 
ach vear a crrtain amount was 
by the church as the minimum 

reached for missions. There 
nite missionarv budget just as 
a definite budget for local ex- 
ere is where scores of churches 
' do not aim at doing anything 
ar for missions. I'he offering 
rd. Just so long as something 

is given the question is never raised as to 
whether the amount is anything like the 
proportion that should be given. There 
should be a definite missionary budget for 
every church and this budget should be set 
at a higher figure year idter year. The 
needs are growing greater, people are be- 
coming richer, the membership is increas- 
ing, therefore more ought to be given every 
succeeding year. 

" Every member," said this pastor, " is 
supplied with envelopes, the duplex en- 
velopes being used." It should be taken 
for granted that every member will give to 
missions and every member be supplied 
with envelopes. The responsibility of 
refusing to give should be placed squarely 
with the individual. Loopholes of escape 
should not be furnished by the pastor or 
the church in its methods. 

The following was also done by this ag- 
gressive missionary pastor. Each week the 
amount contributed to missions was reported 
in the church calendar and the amount of 
the budget for the year was kept before the 
people in the same way. A pastoral letter 
on all the objects for which offerings were 
made was sent to every member. Mis- 
sionar}' literature was regularly distributed, 
paragraphs of special interest were pub- 
lished in the calendar, special sermons 
preached, monthly missionary' prayer 
meetings held and the Sunday school and 
the young people's society brought into 
line with the missionarv movements of the 
church. W'hat wonder that the offerings 
increased fifty per cent, each year! 

The following ti^timony in favor of the 

weekly plan of giving to missions has just 

Ikhmi received from a pastor in Missouri: 

The plan of weekly giving has proven itself 
worthv in even^ way. While we have not suc- 
ceedea in enlisting all the membership of the 
church, wc are " ou the way." At the opening 
of the present year the church voted unanimously 
to continue the plan. 





T^HE statistics of the Protestant mis- 
* sionary societies of the world, com- 
piled by Secretary D. L. Leonard of the 
Methodist Episcopal Board, were pub- 
lished in the January issue of the 
Missionary Review of the World, and are 
of great interest. The figures are for the 
most part those for 1905. Some of the 
totals are encouraging. The total home 
income of all societies was $21,280,147, or 
$1,618,262 more than that of the year 
before. Including contributions on the 
field, the income was $^4,815,579. Ap- 
proximately the same amounts were con- 
tributed by American and British Chris- 
tians: namely, $8,980,448 by the former 
and $8,973,033 by the latter. The total 
number of communicants is given as 
1,843,309, and the number added last 
year 145,115. The total number of mis- 
sionaries is 18,591, and of native workers 

The futility of attempting comparisons 
which shall represent the truth and be of 
value is clearly shown by this table of 
statistics. For example, the home in- 
come of the Missionary Union is entered 
as $1,025,392. This does not represent 
the monev available for use, however, 
$142,231 of this amount being sums added 
to the pemianent funds, only the interest 
being available. Again, under the head- 
ing ** Communicant Church Members," 
the Methodists, (North,) are credited with 
188,948. But this includes some 113,000 
probationers, while the 130,902 entered 
in the same column against the Missionary 
Union means full members. So far as 
comparisons can be made, the Church 
Missionary Society leads in home income 
with $1,910,^250, the Methodists (North) 

second, the Presbyterians (N 
and the Baptists (North) J 
income from the field the U 
Church of Scotland leads will 
Methodists (North) second, t 
for the Propagation of the Gospe 
the Church Missionary Socii 
Baptists (North) are eighth. 1 
Missionary Society has the larg 
of missionaries, 1,429; then foll< 
the Propagation Society, the Pi 
(North), the China Inland N 
Methodists (North), the Congre 
and the Baptists (North). In 
stations and outstations the CI 
sionary Society leads, with 2,55 
Missionary Union next with 2, 
tists (North) lead in number 
members, 130,902, the Wesleya 
land following with 104,39'! 
number of schools the Missioi 
ranks fourth, and in number • 


IV/f ANY people have the err 
^ '- pression that pastors and 
Secretaries of the Union recei 
delivering missionary stereoptic 
and thus add materially to th 
On the contrary they invariabl; 
services, and if any admission fe 
or collection taken, the mone^ 
the treasury of the Missionary 
the prosecution of its work. 

This is a very popular metl 
senting the claims of world-wi( 
and the lectures are in constai 
A new general lecture on Indii 
circulation and is proving of s| 
est to those who have been stud' 
Thoburn's book, "The Chr 
quest of India." 


I. Prayer and Scripture Reading. 

II. Why Have Mission Schools!" P. 170. 

III. Those Who Do THE Teaching. P. 17,'i 

IV. What the Work Accomplish f>s: 

1. In Burma. Pp. 171, 188. 

2. In China. P. 175. 



3. In Jaixin. P. 177. 

4. In the Hawaiian Islands. 
Needs and PossiBiLinES 

The Higher Educational I] 
the A. B. M. U.) 
Prayer for Schools ane 
(Use the Prayer Cycle.) 

.'.\* -•*.■••.• 



Young People's Missionary 
>vement will hold its Lake 
neva, Wisconsin, summer con- 
ine 25 to July 4. There will b^ 
rences at Silver Bay, New York, 
rill be a Sunday school conference, 
of which are July 12 to 18. The 
onference at Silver Bay will be 
19 to 28. 

pularity of the Silver Bay confer- 
their character and purpose make 

some restrictions upon attend- 
iptists are allowed 50 delegates 
inday school conference and 100 
^neral conference. The only 
. upon the attendance at Lake 
I the capacity of the place. Since 
are accepted in order of a{5plica- 
necessary in order to insure res- 
hat application be made early. 
aracter o( the delegation is more 
t, however, than the number 
?he purpose of these conferences 
lining of leaders, and delegates 
5 chosen with this thought very 

in mind. While some will 
jre than once, a large number of 
ation ought to be those who are 
>rder that the privileges of this 
missionary training may be as 
stributcd as possible. For appli- 
inks and correspondence address 
Moore, Box 41, Boston, Mass. 


y the Forward I^eague, announced 
th, is meeting with a gratifying 
From many states signed 
e " cards have been received, and 
ly brings new ones. Soon we 
'e in these ** leaguers " a body 
3d young [>eople whose definite 
to ser\e the cause of missions 
inding expression in such varied 
L practical ways as shall change 
e missionary atmosphere of our 

churches. For some this Declaration of 
Purpose will lead the way to that other 
declaration already made by so many 
young people, "It is my purpose, if God 
permit, to become a foreign missionaiy." 
The greater part will not be able to serve the 
cause so gloriously, but may, if obedient 
to God's voice, serve it no less devotedly 
in developing a strong " home base." Let 
it be clearly understood that the League 
is not a new organization. There are no 
dues, no officers, no meetings. It is simply 
an enrolment of those who definitely pur- 
pose, wherever and however they serve, to 
give missions their rightful place in their 
thoughts and activity. 

There are five lines of missionary ac- 
tivity suggested in the Declaration of 
Purpose: missionary study, missionary* 
stewardship, missionary ser\ice, mission- 
ary stimulation and missionary supplica- 
tion. And the greatest of these is suppli- 
cation. ** I will give myself to earnest 
and persistent prayer for the coming of the 
kingdom of God." Suppose we make 
this our leading missionary activity this 
month. With the inspiring reports that 
have come to us of unparalleled blessing 
upon the labors of our missionaries and 
increasing responsiveness of the peoples, as 
shown in the large number of baptisms 
reported ; with the new openings in China^ 
and Japan and the Philippines; with a 
revival on in India which one of our mis- 
sionaries characterizes as ** one of the most 
mar\elous movements of the age"; with 
the growing interest at home indicated by 
the formation of the La\anan's Missionarv 
Movement and the uicreasing attention of 
all the boards to the cultivation of the 
young people, — we surely have reason to 
" thank God and take courage " and give 
ourselves to earnest prayer with new- 
passion and power. Let every member of 
the League set apart some time eveiy day 
for special prayer for missions. Sub- 



scribe for the new Prayer Cycle and use 
it systematically and thus unite vith many 
others in a volume of intercession that 
shall rise without ceasing to the throne 
of God. For this month, then, our chief 
y activity shall be prayer. 

The vigorous First Baptist Church of 
■ Newcastle, Pa., has recently organized 
four mission study classes. 

A generous member of the Warren, R. 
I., church has encouraged the formation of 
a study class by furnishing all needed 
supplies, including a reference library. 
The young people are responding enthusias- 

At Reading, Pa., some twenty members 
of the Firet Baptist Church live so far from 
the church that they remain at the close 
of the morning service for^the afternoon 
session of the Sunday school. After the 
time for eating lunch is deducted, an hour 
and a half remains which they have wisely 
decided to use for a mission study class. 

The Secretary of the Forward Move- 
ment, having spent three months with the 
Home Mission Society in New York, will 
make the Rooms of the Missionary Union 
his headquarters duringthe present quarter, 
the matter of permanent location going 
over till SeplcmWr. 

Washington, D. C Pittsburg. Boslon 
and Providence and vicinity have recently 
been visited by the Secretary, in each of 
which a series of Forward Movement 
conferences or rallies were conducted. 
These were arranged by lix-ul inmmittces 

and were for the purpose of promoting 
mission study and presenting the Forwaid 

study and is encouraging the organization 
of classes. 

The Pittsburg Assocnalional Baptist 
Young People's Union is divided into three 
districts. In each of these a rally was 
recently held, at which the Forward 
Movement was given a choice place on the 
program. Tliese were followed by a gen- 
eral meeting of the entire association, 
which marked the culroiuation of the 
very vigorous mission study campaign 
which has been prosecuted there with most 
gratifying results. 


We are constantly learning incidentally 
of mission study classes that have not been 
officially reported. It is our desire lo get 
into touch with all of these, not only that 
we may have full information as to 
what our Baptist young people are doing. 
but also that we may relate ourselves 
helpfully to them. Every reader is there- 
fore requested to inform us of all classes 
organized since September, 1906, of which 
he has knowledge, unless positive thai the''' 
have already been reported. Report 
foreign mission classes to the Americnn 
Baptist Missionary Union {Young People 's 
Forward Movement), Box 41, Boston . 
Mass., and home mission classes lo tfm« 
American Baptist Home Mission Society' 
(Young People's Forward Movement), .tl "^ 
Fourth A^e„ New York. 




J. Gen. 45:l-]5: 50:15- 

Mat 12 
'seph Forgives Hia Brothers 
Pierre Loti in India 

Lesson VII. Exodus 1 : 1-14. May 19 
Israel Enslaved in Egypt 
Persecuted, but Powerful 

'■ brethrui u 

t Jowoh will httt 111, uid 
I all tlu cTll which m did 

forgives ? Who teaches for- 
eness? Where shall pardon be 
\ most striking illustration of 
isibility of finding the true spirit 
I and peace anywhere except in 
ID which comes from the heart of 
f Joseph, is found in Pierre Loti's 
ok, " India." In this book the 
ench writer, one of the most 
spirits that ever lived, gives his 
! in seeking among the ancient 
of India something to take the 
he belief in Christ which he had 
I. He gives a glimpse of how 
s means lo him when lie savs; 
come liprc to niakcn trifliii); rail, but 
leg the kee|iers uf tlir Arj-aii wiMltini 
tl^ir belief iii llic Instiiic'rliirulioii of 
iJace of the iii(.€nble Clirisliiin fiiitli 
departed from my siiiil. 

beautiful night (hiring tlip piis- 
f alleviation mmes from the starrj- 

some brcuth of li'iiiliTiK'hs or pitv 
red into a iNirHomsl soul. Mv <>»([: 
ian sages tW 1 ni-k iiiulil l)ijt cim- 
wt I might tiuti purdoii iiiiil [lity t<H>. 
lat he sought he f<iiild not find. 


I who hnd I..,,..-.! 
the retiKioJi of our 
they said, ■wl,,,,- 
the la«-, of M„, 
r alone. </<>,■< <,h;r, 
t." This «■;„ ,,!l 

■ 1 fiiiil > 

DktV t.. 
>ti. .1/^1" 

I'lvv la'"l 
iri'iir of 

.pelesstheuit i.s li 
iie East for par 

go lo th 
on ii.i. 

c been cnipiv for 


be filled uith lli.- 

«i,t.T o 

lim who luid th 

d are forgiven tl 

" 'T'HE blood of the martyra is the seed of 
' the Church." This saying of one of 
the early Christian writers has been proved 
true in all our modem mission fields. 
" Some of our dear brethren," wrote a 
missionary in China, " have had to bear 
much persecution during the past year. 
One was in a filthy prison for eighty days, 
on a false charge, and received over two 
thousand blows at different times. But 
when threatened with death he said, * You 
may do what you please with my body, 
but my soul belongs to Jesus Christ.' In 
this brother's district we had the joy of 
knowing that his good life had influenced 
many; among whom were five brothers, 
whom I haptiaed." 


Our Baptist brethren in Europe often 
had to endure much persecution from the 
state churches. When our mission work 
in France was beginning, a Baptist pastor 
named Lepoix was arrested and threatened 
\vith imprisonment for holding religious 
services. His reply was, ** It is not the 
purpose of our society to contend with 
authority. Nevertheless, under the firm 
conviction that we are right, we shall 
continue as formerly. As for me, I know 
that you will prosecute me, and as I have 
a family, and am poor, I shall not pay you. 
Perhaps imprisonment will follow, but it 
matters little; mv conscience forces me to 
do my duty, and by the grace of God I 
shall accomplish it." So in Germany, 
the brethren endured cruel mockery, bonds 
and imprisonment, and in Sweden the first 
Baptist preacher was banished from his 
native land. Nevertheless the work was 
continued, and never has a mission field 
yielded better returns. In Sweden today 
there are 586 Baptist churches, with nearly 
45,00(V members. Nor is this all. The 
Baptist cause in America has Jaeen strength- 
ened bv manv earnest men and women who 
have come from the Baptist churches of 
Sweden. There are now about 25,000 
Swedish Baptists in America, and among 
them there is a deep devotion to evangelical 
truth and missions hardly surpassed by 
any American churches. 

Lesson VIII. Exodus 2: 1-15. May 26 

Childhood and Education of Moses 

Development of Native Leaders 

But Mo8«s fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt 
in the land of Blidian: and he sat down by a well. 
Vs. 15. 

JUST as (jiod chose the Hebrew Moses 
*^ to be the leader of the Hebrews in their 
deliverance from captivity, so it is the 
purpose of modern missions to train up as 
fast as possible native leaders to deliver 
their own people from the chains of idolatry 
and superstition. But now, as in the time 
of Moses, the qualities of good leadership 
are rare in primitive peoples, and are devel- 
oped often through peculiar or unexpected 
experiences. There have, nevertheless, 
been native leaders in mission lands almost 
as remarkable in their influence as Moses 


himself, although their work has been 
manifested in a smaller sphere. One of the 
first of these was Ko Tha Byu, the Karen 
robber and murderer who was so trans- 
formed by the gospel that he became 
known as the Karen apostle. From the 
moment of his conversion this man seemed 
to be moved by an overpowering conviction 
that he must cany the gospel to his country- 
men, and his success was a wonderful 
encouragement to Boardman, Kincaid 
and other early missionaries. 

Joseph Neesima is the one who stands 
most prominent in leadership among the 
native Christians of Japan, and the influ- 
ence of his work will long remain. At the 
present time there is no example of native 
Christian leadership so prominent as that 
of Ko San Ye of Burma. Like Moses, he 
passed through varied experiences of 
preparation. First of all, as a Karen he 
was a spirit worshiper. Next he became a 
Buddhist, in his search after peace, and 
finding no rest in Buddhism, he tried once 
more in the electric philosophy of Mawlay 
to find relief. At last he found what he 
sought in Christ. Since that time his 
qualities of leadership have been mani- 
fested to an amazing degree. Multitudes 
have followed him, hundreds of whom have 
been received into our churches in Burma. 
To many he is even more than Moses 
became to the Hebrews. All believers 
should pray for Ko San Ye, that his faith, 
his humility, his devotion, his power with 
God and men ffiil not. 

Li<:.ssoN IX. Exodus 3: 1-14. June 2 

Moses Called to Deliver Israel 

I Am That I Am 

And God said unto Itfoses, I AM THAT I AM: and he 
said, Thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, I AM 
hath sent me unto you. Vs. 14. 

"DACK of the numberless deities of 
^^ heathen religions there is almost al- 
ways, unless in the case of Buddhism, a 
more or less clear idea of one great Power 
which is above all others, but which 
cannot l>e known by men. " God is one 
and without a second " is a common ex- 
pression among the people of India. Even 
the fetish worshijK»rs of Africa talk about 
the " Old, Old One," the " AU-Father/* 


[the baptist missionary magazin^ 

who made trees, mountains, rivers, people. 

But the Hindus say that God is so great 

that he cannot be expressed by any one 

bemg, so he is manifested in numberless 

incarnations. The Africans say, " Yes, 

he made us, but having made us, he is 

far from us. Why should we care for him ? 

He does not help or harm us. It is the 

spirits who can help or harm us, whom we 

fear and worship, and for whom we care.** 

Buddhism in its teachings goes even farther 

^an this; if there is a supreme God, man 

<^nnot know him; his only hope is in 


O what a terrible problem, and yet what 
A glorious inspiration is the work of the 
niessenger of the one true God! To tell 
these shrivelled lives that they may know 
God, and be filled with him! To say to 
the wanderers in the spiritual desert of 

heathenism " I AM hath sent me to you "; 
to make him understand that he can'pray 
to the ever living God with the ineffable 
name instead of those degradations of 
deity whose images he has worshiped! 
To introduce men to Him whom to know 
is life eternal! Think what it means for 
a heathen to learn to pray to the ever-living 
God in the name of Jesus Christ! It is 
not strange that a poet of the early days 
of our missions wrote, in ** Ko Tha Byu 
In Prayer," 

I wonder not the eye of ms^ 

Cowers lions to their den; 
Or that a child of genius | 

Can sway the minds of men : 
I wonder not the conqueror 

Moves nations with his rod; 
But rather that a pagan child 

Can move the arm of God. 


^ T<JMIIIUimiUiUllUli'T ^ 


To Rev. and Mrs. Henry Huizinga, of 
Ongole, South India, February 25, 1907, 
a. son, James Devadasa. 


Miss Elizabeth Lawrence, from Ran- 

goon, Burma, March 30, at New York. 

^^^'. W. F. Thomas, from Insein, Burma, 

^t Boston, March 31. 
^*^. and Mrs. A. J. Tuttle and child 
*JX>m Gauhati, Assam, at New York, 
March 20. 
*^^^ Ella G. Miller from Nowgong, 
.^^-^^sam, at New York, Marcir^O. 
^•^i^a L. E. Bishop, from Sattanapalli, 
j^ South India, at Boston, March 27. 
^V. Fred Merri field, from Tokyo, 
*'apan, at Chicago. 


^^M Vancouver, March 18, Miss L. Min- 
lUss, returning to Kinhwa, China. 

Miss Eva C. Stark, of Zigon, Burma, 
has changed her address to 256 South 
Ave., Elmira, N. Y. 

We were glad to welcome to the' Rooms, 
March 1, Rev. Robert Harper, M.D., of 
Namkham, Burma, whose arrival in Ire- 
land was noted last month. 

We extend our deep sympathy to Rev. 
and Mrs. W. W. Cochrane, of Hsipaw, 
Burma, who have recently been afflicted 
in the dctath of their adopted daughter. 

Our Japan Mission will be represented 
at the Shanghai Conference by Professor 
E. W. Clement of Tokyo, Dr. J. L. Dear- 
ing and Dr. A. A. Bennett of Yokohama, 
Rev. R. A. Thomson of Kobe and Rev. 
G. W. Hill of Shimonoseki. 

A At 


Mr. John Carr, one of the members 
of the Executive Committee, has met with 
deep affliction in the death of his wife, 
April 1. Mrs. Carr was stricken very 
suddenly with apoplexy in the absence of 
her husband. The latter, however, reached 
her a few moments before she died. 

Dr. R. C. Thomas, of Jaro, is substitut- 
ing for a time at the Presb3rterian hospital 
at Iloilo while the physician in charge is 
in China. This is a good illustration of 
the cordial relations which exist between 
the Baptist missionaries and those of other 
denominations in the Islands. 

Mr. Charles M. Roe, who recently 
became general business manager of the 
American Baptist Publication Society, is 
a nephew of Secretary Mabie. Mr. 
Charles L. Major, chief assistant to 
Mr. Roe at the Chicago house, has been 
appointed manager to succeed Mr. Roe. 

Dr. W. W. Keen, President of the Mis- 
sionary Union, has resigned lus professor- 
ship in Jefferson Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, where for many years he has been 
professor of surgery. He has been ap- 
pointed professor emeritus, and expects to 
leave shortly for a year's absence in Europe. 

The Magazine extends congratulations 
to Rev. Philipp Bickel, D.D., and Mrs. 
Bickel on the fiftieth anniversar}' of their 
marriage, which occurred in February. 
For many years Dr. Bickel has been the 
efficient manager of the Cassel Publication 
House, which is rendering a far-reaching 
ser>'ice in the publication and distribution 
of religious literature. 

The cause of missions has lost a faithful 
friend in the death of Rev. Isaac D. 
Colburn, which occurred March 5 at his late 
home in Nashua, N. H. He was lx)rn 
in Hudson, N. H., in 1882 and receiveil 
his education at the New Hampton 
Institution, Brown Universitv and Newton 
Theological Institution. 

Seventeen years he spent In Burma as 


a missionary of the America 
Missionary Union, being sta 
different times at Tavoy, Tot 
Rangoon. In 1880 failing hea 
h'm to return to the United Sta 
he had since resided. A man 
Christian character, Mr. Coll 
the love and esteem of his asi 
Burma as well as those in thi 
and will be deeply mourned. 


/^UR Conference assembled 
^^ ary fifth, and from that fi 
a spirit of prayer seemed to p< 
whole assembly. 

Sickness in several of the fan: 
the attendance this year smaller 1 
only twenty-two being present. 
Goalpara, Golaghat, Impur, 
Nowgong, North Lakhimpur, 
Sadiya and Tura were repress 
we came together, there seemed 
great desire burning in each 1 
God's greater blessing might 
out on Assam. The news recei 
every day from Nowgong, whi< 
periencing in a wonderful way 
Spirit's coming in power, as well 
reports from Golaghat and Nort 
pur, was evidence to us that tl 
united prayers, which have been 
to the Father during the last 
the missionar}' body and native 
were being answered. Drops a 
showers are expected. 

Dr. and Mrs. Kirby, Rev. 
Longwell and Miss Holbrook, 
recruits, are most gladly welcom 
a few of the many needs whicl 
thundering tones in our ears, 
the home churches might hear 
plainly as we do. A careful 
the most pressing needs on th 
fieUls was made by a special 
and this Wiis considered bv 
conference. As a result, an 
force of fifteen families and e 
women is asked for. 

This may seem a great ma 
who are on the other side of 
but, every man and woman cu 
7ieeJed, and needed badly y now. 




JUNE. 1907 

Na 6 


t Magazine brief mention was 
r the financial outcome of the 

Annual Report which was 
[ay contained full details based 
ly of the Treasurer's statement, 
ing facts, however, will be of 
this time: The total receipts 
M).ll less than for the previous 
laigely to the fact that a con- 
nailer sum was received for per- 
restment. Exclusive of funds, 
a net increase in receipts pf 

Of this amount only $11,- 
fesents increase in donations 
les, individuals, Sunday schools 
people's societies, and $5,781.55 
le in legacies. Receipts from ' 
's societies exceeded those of a 
$29,846.47; collections on Bible 
f $24.69. While there was an 

$51,582.13 in appropriations, 
jgely due to causes absolutely 

beyond the control of the Committee. The 
exact amount of the debt is $81,294.40, and 
no contributiODS have been received since 
the books doaed to diminish this, which 
must prove a serious handicap in the work 
of the new*year. The Committee will 
undoubtedly be compelled to make retrench- 
ment unless assurance can be given of a 
willingness on the part of the churches to 
make more adequate response to the de- 
mands of the work. The next few weeks 
must determine our course for the year, 
poesiUy for years. This should be a 
period of most earnest prayer that God will 
make us willing in the day of his power. 
The baptisms by our missionaries in 
heathen fields last year numbered 12,761, 
and the total for the past four years is 
larger than the total membership of the 
churches at the end of the first sixty-eight 
years of effprt, in 1886. Let us cooperate 
with God in his plans for the work. 


V rates announced by us last 
are in accord with the desire 
teen so often expressed by many 
lOAZIne and the Home Mission 
range joint rates. The editors 
Jications have favored the plan, 
:ies have stood in the way, par- 
e fact that the rates, even as 
did not cover the cost of publi- 
it after careful consideration of 
ts involved, the arran^ment has 
with the ex[)eclalion that a 
nr number will read the two 
These joint rales, as given 
ble of Contents page, are as 


Single subscription $1.25 

In cluhs of five or more 65 

Pastors 40 

Besides the new joint rates, those of both 
the Magazine and the Home Mission 
Monthly have been revised to make them 
harmonious. The rates for the Mission- 
ary Magazine alone are now as follows : 

Single subscription $1.00 

In clubs of five or more 35 

Pastors .25 

No one has now any excuse for not 
having the Magazine. No more liberal 
terms could be asked. The subscription 
list should be doubled at once. 






THE conflict between the republic 
and the Romish church is far from 
being ended. The pope has 
refused to submit to the law of separation, 
because that law only recogniMs as en- 
titled to hold religious property those local 
associations (called atKxnatiotu cuUueUet) 
which must be formed for the purpose. 
The pope, it is said, will go on in his oppo- 
sition until the property of all places of 
worship is made over unconditionally and 
forever, to the bishops, that is, to himself. 
But the republic will not give way. She 
realizes that to hand over these thousands 
of buildings (built at public expense) to 
the pope, would be, pruclically, to make 
htm the greatest owner of property on 
French soil. 

At present, therefore, the church has no 
legal right on the buildings which she still 
occupies, and she might be turned out at 
any time. Of course Ihe government will 
not do that; for it would be just what the 
church eagerly desires: a semblance of 


So far, the rank and file ot the dagy 
have stood solidly with the bishops, and thw ^ 
(apparently) with the pope. Recent dis' 
closures, however, have shown that tb^ 
apparent unanimity within the church i^ 
far from real, and that conflicting influence^ 
are at work within her pale. Monsigno' 
Montagnini's secret correspondence, no^ 
being disclosed, reveals the fad that amoag 
the students for the priesthood the majori^ 
are tainted with liberalism. Many pnil' 
are speaking and writing in a my wlftk 
would not have been tolerated a feir f 
ago, as, for instance, the Abb^ 1 
Christian democratic monfaer flt fi 
Chamber of Deputies. It ii 
he has not yet been excommi 
fact is, the Vatican is more a&mid of a ll 
movement inside the churdi, thmn fl 
outside attacks. 

There are some encouraging ligna ot • 
Roman Catholic awakening: 

1. One hundred and siz^ parishes hava 
formed themselves into attoaatimu cultvtBa 
in spite <tf their bishops, and as many 



e been found to officiate in them ; 
boe have been, or will soon be, 
ioted u schiamatica. Thqr 
dkcew denomination: L'Eglite 
FraneaiM, " The French 
!haTch,"uid thejr are about to 
• tm more biahopa, thus severing 

(ram Rome. 

Muie Men's League, called Le 
1m fUTTou^," under the ener- 
■gement of its founder. Marc 
■ agitating the country on the 
f building up our democrat on 
ian principle. Though Roman 
I name, and very carefully steei^ 
to avoid excommunication, the 
( the Siiitm speak very little on 
octrine; they proclaim a gospel 
sy much like our own. 
w tranalation of the Bible, by a 

deceased. Abb^ Crampon, has 
eared. It is the first Roman 
xsion made on the original Greek 
ir; hitherto the Vulgate has been 
ct from which Roman Catholic 
ere made. This version is pure 
iful; many Prot«atant scholars 
id it hif^ly. It has blemishes, 
but it is a matter of great joy 
I copies have been sold in a few 

^^t francs (91.60) a copy, 
ihos have also issued the New 

and separate gospels at one 

y enough, the Social ist-Revolu- 

rty is doing somelliing of the 

: tbev bikve issued an edition of 

the Gospel of Mallhew, 

leaving out the miracles and the account of 
the resurrection. This is done to show how 
widely off the marie which Christ set on the 
Mount, so-called Chrislianity has wandered. 

4. The Froteatant churdies, far from 
suffering from the separation, have received 
a new impetus. Tile old Reformed Church, 
and it! sister the Lutheran Church (both 
hitherto estaUished) have received from 
their membership more money than the 
state has withdrawn from them. The 
" liberal " and " evangelical " parties, 
hitherto ctmipelled to live together under 
the yoke of the state, are now separate and 

I cannot say that there is a wide-spread 
revival among us, yet there are signs of such 
an awakening as we have never seen before. 
For the last year or two some of us bdong- 
ing to various denominations, but mostly 
to the Baptist, have gone about preaching 
the gospel of the grace of God to large 
Protestant congregations, with blessed 
results. One <A these has been the l^eak- 
ing down oi prejudice against us. Surdy 
a new state of things has begun in this coun- 
try, when Lutheran and R^ormed pastors, 
hitherto keeping aloof from us poor dis- 
senters, are now cordially and eagerly in- 
viting us to bold revival meetings in th«r 
churches. The spirit of God is at work 
among us. The 
outlook is iMigfat 
for the fulure. 
Great things m 
be expected. Our 
hopes are strong. 
Prav for Prance. 






I HAVE great Iiope for the future of 
Russia. Russia has not rejected the 
gospel of JfesuB Christ. The Rusuan 
Government has now given religious liberty 
and the people are all most anxious to hear 
and ready to accept the truth. I do not 
expect great blessings for nations who have 
h^ird &e gospel and have rejected it, per- 
secutii^ and banishing the witnesses of 
Jesus Christ. But Russia as a whole has 
not heard the gospel. The masses of the 
population have not been touched by the 
glad tidings. 

I see the gracious purpose of God to save 
Russia in the fact that the Bible has been 
given to the people and that the holy 
Scriptures have not b^o hidden away 
from the people in Russia, as in Roman 
Catholic countries. The clergy of the 
Greek Orthodox Church have almost en- 
couraged the people to read the Bible and 
have been favorable to the Bible societies, 
and it is marvelous as well that in Russia 
the Bible has had free transport on all rail* 
ways and navigation companies connected 
with the government. It is the hand of the 
Lord, who knows that he has a great 
people in Russia and who prepares the 
means of their spiritual resurrection for the 
day when they shall hear the clear sound 
of the trumpet of truth. But in other ways 
also the Lord prepares a great people for 
a great blessing. Russians are tmder the 
law; the teaching of the Greek Orthodox 
Church is law. "Thou must." These 
poor people have been under the severe law 
of the Greek Orthodox Chureh their whole 
lives and the soil of their hearts is mnn-el- 
ously prepared for the great message of 
Jesus, the Saviour of sinners. 

How new, how precious is this message 
for the Russian people, and how happy and 
thankful are they after having heard and 
believed. I can see ihe preparing wisdom 

of our God in the troubles throng «ludi 
Russia is passing now. ChQd libti^ bas 
always b«a bom with bloodshed. IIb 
change was too great, the contrasts too 
immense, that it could happen withoaC 
blood and struggle*, but the impiovfOMrt 
is coming. Many jfamilies an mo«iniiiK 
for a beloved member of thdr ciide id>c» 
has been killed in the war or in the lenfai- 
tionary troubles. Many factories sw 
bankrupt because thej cannot fulfil the 
demands of the laborers. Tbtn an many 
workers without bread for themadves sad 
their famihes. All theae petq^ need hdp 
and comfort, and who can comfort as 
JesusP Th^ are pnpand for his mange. 
It was the hand of the Lord who used the 
troubles as a migfa^ ploo^ to open the nil 
of the hearts for the divine seed. 

I have great hope for Russia because ibe 
Lord knows what he doca. If he opeu 
the door to bring the goapd to such a nit 
empire, he will not expect that the litlk 
flock of his children in Rusua shall do Ite 
whole work alone. He knowji that the bn- 
den is too heavy for us. Tbtme ISSJOOtr 
000 of Russian subjects cannot be «v&n^- 
ized eiicept by means of Russian Baplistt> 
Yet I have great hope that they will i«c«w 
the gospel because I see the readiness rf 
American Christians to help Russji^' 

This is our plan, the way we shall bring 
the gospel to Russia. If ve wish to bring 
thegospel to the millions inRussia, wemo)' 
have preachers. We need a semwVJ 
where our young men can be sent from sU 
the provinces and villages and thus I* 
prepared in two or three ycArs to go Mt 
and be a blessing among the 12S diflenot 
nationalities in Russia. Our plan is lo 
have a seminary in the d^ of Beral in tbt 
province of Esthonia, one of the Baltie 
Provinces. There the Ruaaian Baptirt 
Union has already a building in view with 



lads which have been secured for 
This building would cost 950,- 
ibout the same amount would be 
I an endowment to support the 
if the school. The students, of 
ould have to pay for their own 
1 tuition. This would have to 
id OS cheaply as possible, for the 
n would be all from the poorer 
X may be that one or more may 
I a ci^ and have some means and 
cation, but many will come from 
boys from the country. There 
Serent nationalities, but the two 
jua^es which will be learned 
linary will be. first, the Russian 
he German, as we have hundreds 
[da of Germans in Russia, many 
aptists. The students will have 
ht to read and to write well and 
and what they read. To prepare 
they ought to be taught biUical 
, biblical history, biblical doc- 
iversal history and arithmetic; 
! hy^ene, and geography and the 
missions. It is also of great 
e that church hislory be taught 
ht light and that the truth be 
1 by them. 
1 of wide experience ha\e given 

much time to prayer and consultation in 
planning the seminary. There will be a 
large hall where puUic meetings can be 
held and where the students can have 
practise in conducting religious services, 
and also where foreign brethren can speak 
to the students and to the public who will 
gather. We wish to make this place a 
place of blessing, not only for the students, 
but for the whole city and for the whole 
empire. That is our plan, and we hope 
that we can soon begin with it. The 
children of God in Russia are praying that 
the help may come soon. Already the 
Lutheran Church in Germany, the state 
church, dead in formalism and sacramental- 
ism, has understood the great opportunity 
in Russia and has provided a seminaiy in 
South Russia, where the teachings of the 
Lutheran state church will be given to the 
Russian people. It is really painful to me 
that the truth and the right teaching can- 
not be brought as quickly to Russia as 
those errors and false doctrines. In this 
case certainly, quick help is double help, 
and I hope that the noble body of American 
Baptists at theirAnniversaries in Washing- 
ton will understand the need of ihe moment 
and will with a generous effort give Russia 

w B&ptiBt thfloloffical Ban 






IN telling ^ou of some of our leaders here 
in Germany and adjacent countries, 
it will not be Decessat; to apeak of 
those that are known to the readers of the 
Maoazine, as for instance our venerable 
Dr. Fhilipp Bickel, whose face and work 
ate quite familiar to all, nor of the veteran 
of German Baptists, Jacob Braun, who 

touch of humor which lends gracetohisut- 
terancea. Mr. J. G. Lehmann is thebratber 
of the late professor Joseph Lehmua- 
He is the editor of the papers for the Suodt^ 
schools and for joung men's aasoclatiou. 
and aecretarj' of the tract society. For 
nearly twenty-five years he has been in tlus 
work and as president of the Young Men's 

isWQ, H. Lisbis Slsttln, George Hubentl 

has been a member of the German- 
American Committee for above half a 
century; nor of others who have fought 
the battles of former years. The men I 
would introduce to the readers now are in 
the prime of life and are leaders in influence 
among the Baptist hosts. 

The publication house is very ably repre- 
sented by two men. Mr. Hoefs, a gradu- 
ate of our seminar}', is assistant editor of 
the WahrkeiUzeu^e. He has been do- 
ing efficient work at the side of Iiis old 
chief and will very likely eventually be sole 
editor. He observes much and says little, 
is an able writer and has an occasional 


Union has rendered very effieient serii«r< 
for many years. Now he is chairman of 
the committee preparing for the Baptist 
European Congress in 1908. 

Hessia has always been known as « 
stronghold of the Baptist faith, which stood 
firm amid the severest opposition and'perse- 
cution. This spirit seems embodied m 
Rev. H. Brudier, for long years pastor of ths 
church at Hassenhausen and the chainnao 
of the benevolent financial commissiaa. 
He works with unliring devotion, and jeJ- 
ously guards against worldliness. Frcaa 
this section of the fatherland Rev. H. 
Meyer went forth to do much valiant serv- 


ir the Lord in Hungary. He is a 
nade to do pioneer work, a man who 
I to stick and see the thing through, 
his younger days he had learned to 
the Magyar language and entered 
into the spirit of the Magyar people, 
mid have accomplished even more. 
Mlagyar element among the Baptists 
ingary is represented by the Rev. 
logh and Rev. A. Udvarnoki, both 
ites of our seminary. 
larovia we find Rev. N. Capek work- 
long the Czechs with marked success, 
who attended the Baptist Congress 
ndon will probably remember the 
slender man, below medium height, 
he spiritual face expressive of un- 
id courage. 

> men may be said to visit all the 
nt parts of the field even only re- 
^ connected with the work in Grer- 
Mr. D. Janssen, alert, sagacious, 
ened in the laws of the country, is 
aber of most conunittees and inter- 
Qeveiy phase of the work. His advice 
^t on aU sides. While the work 
kh Brother Janssen is particularly 
itad is home missions, Brother K. 
ler looks after the interests of the 
L (Slamerun) mission, he being the 

secretary of this mission. He is a spirit- 
ually minded man, and hence exerts a 
very wholesome influence among all classes 
of people. 

I had almost forgotten to mention Mr. 
Greorge Hubenthal, treasurer of the Grer- 
man- American Conmiittee for the Mission- 
ary Union. His whole heart and soul are 
in the work. Though as a merchant at 
the head of quite a large dry goods house in 
Bremen his time is much occupied, he stiU 
finds time for our cause and our interests. 

In closing this short review I must not 
forget to mention the man who we trust 
will have to do much of the molding of 
the future workers as ministers and mis- 
sionaries. Rev. Alfred Hess is a German 
scholar as to outward appearance and a 
stanch Baptist at heart. Formerly a 
Lutheran pastor, he realizes and under- 
stands the errors of the state church and 
the danger of compromises and innovations 
that are finding their way into Baptist 
churches on both sides of the Atlantic. 
Other names mighjt be mentioned, as for 
instance Brother H. Liebig Stettin, who has 
been on different conunittees as one of the 
leading men for more than a generation, 
but the list would be mdch too long, so I 
will stop here. 




S from the beginning, so it has also 

been during the past few months 

of the year; all our energies have 

^ven to the work of making Christ 

I to the people. Scriptural baptism 

riptural church organization, those 

corollaries of the imjK»rative demand 

by the word of God on us to be above 

blng else loyal to Christ, follow in 

Jke of this work. All the tendencies 

world-life are against us and our 

But all the forces of God are for 

1 our work, and this explains both 


the fact and the possibility of progress, 
and progress in the work here has from 
the beginning been through the grace of 
God, and not least in these latter days. 
The Spirit of God has been and is carrying 
on a most gracious and wonderful work in 
the heart of the churches and in the hearts 
of the preachers among us. This work 
has been going on since the closing weeks 
of the past year. It does not manifest 
itself so much in the conversion of sinners 
and in accessions to the churches, although 
even this takes place, and that in no smallL 



measure. But the work here described is 
characterized chiefly and most powerfully 
by the outpouring of a very earoest aad 
iutense spirit of prayer on God's people. 
No doubt the influences of the great 
spiritual awakening in Wales, a couple of 
years ago, have something to do viiih the 
calling forth of the work of the Spirit here 
amoDg us, but other forces of God are at 
work. Light from above is be^nning to 
shine into the dork 



18 of believers. 
Christ wants to 
have the rule in 
those who profess 
him. How the 
hearts cry for more 
grace, for more 

These deep 
yearnings for more 
of the Spirit of 
God began before 
the so-called 
" week of prayer," 
and this particular 
feature of the work 
has continued ever 
since. Noonday 

succeed each other 

almost day by day 
and week by week 

' 1 quite a number 

block, preventing that upward and 
march of God's people for which 
hearts yearn. As it is, however, < 
tracted meetings constitute a very 
tant item at this lime in the prc^ 
our work in Sweden, creating, » 
they are carried on, an increase 
force in all that we are undertakio 
in the name of Christ. Thus the ev 
ing work of the churches, always 
during th 

of o 

wheryier the Spirit 

is at work. The effect upon those who come 
under the influence of these meetings and 
are receptive of the good they impart, is 
most joyous and eiieouraging. Tlie 
brethren and sisters are being revived, their 
lieiirls are warmed, their souls bei-oine 
aglow with a new fen-or. In brief, tlieir 
lamps are being refilled and the oil in 
them is renewed. This is a blessed work, 
and one which is going on psjiecially in 
some of our city churches. It is to 
be hoped llial by lln- i;Tace of God 
it may oflen be repeated, tliat the earthly 
tendencies, ever pulling downward and 
backward, may not become too strong a 

good that, I 
God. the churches are exerting in tl: 
munities where they are located ihrt 
the land. They are the witnesses 
truth, the unabated truth, and : 
Christ of Irulh and the living God. 
teeth of nil gainsayers and transf 
of truth in a world that knows nc 
True, in the eyes of the public, that 
which is ever crjung for signs and 
sees nothing and knows not bin 
cjiurches are counted a matter o 
moment, but in the hands of God t 
the agents, openly and unseen, of 
and wondrous achieveraenf for 
slowly but surely disarming hordes < 


And secret antagonists of Grod's truth, and 
slowly but surely laying thousands by 
'thousands under the scepter of Christ, 
^whom God the Father has established as 
the righteous Ruler of the world. And 
these hallowed agencies among us num- 
ber now between five and six hundred, 
with a rank and file numbering over 46,000. 
Altogether we now reckon among us 1,050 
Sunday schools, manned by over 4,000 
teachers and over 56,000 Sunday school 
scholars. And besides the agencies thus 
named, we have Bible classes and young 
people's societies dotted all over the land 
in connection with the churches. These 
also have their place of importance in the 
work of the building up of Christ's kingdom, 
in Sweden each one of them being inspired 
with divine zeal and active in every way as 
yet open to them. They are beehives 
whose constituents are gathering the 
best of honey from the word plants in 
Crod's own garden for the quickening in 

Christ of their own lives and those of 
thousands of others who through God are 
brought within the sphere of their Christian 

The share that our Bethel Seminary 
has in all the various forms of the work 
thus briefly pictured is known only to God. 
But in the day of reckoning even that 
branch of service in connection with the 
mission here will be recognized by the Lord 
and receive its rewards. To the American 
Baptist Missionary Union, for what il so 
nobly has been and is doing for the sup- 
port and encouragement of the work in 
Sweden, our mission stands under God in 
profound and abiding gratitude. And 
this so much the more as the mission's own 
resources are as yet very limited. Through 
God's great mercy we are made rich in 
Christ, but we are poor in the good things 
of the world that now is. Yet the Lord 
provides for the work. To him be all 
honor and glory. 




TAKING the train at Christiania I 
had an eighteen hours* ride before 
I reached the city of Trondhjem, 
"^Jie old capital of Norway, founded by 
^King Olav Trygvason more than 1,000 years 
^igo. On the first part of this journey I 
^|)assed through some very fertile country, 
thickly settled by well-to-do farmers. 
Tarther on, passing over the high moun- 
tains, vegetation was very sparse, and the 
snow-capped mountains could be seen quite 
dose by. 

At Trondhjem I took the steamer for 
Vigten Islands, about 125 miles to the north. 
I stopped at Rorvig, the principal village 
on these islands, and a number of fellow 
travelers left to take passage on the 
smaller steamers to different places among 
these islands. The leading industries 
are fishing and farming, the latter on a 


small scale only. Baptist missionary work 
was started from Trondhjem and until the 
year 1889 the few scattered Baptists be- 
longed to that church, more than 100 miles 
away. The population now favors the 
Baptists. I arrived on a Friday night. 
The rain was pouring down, and it rained 
most of the time I was there, — nearlv two 
weeks. Saturday I ** took in the sights " 
and Sunday one of the best series of 
meetings I have held, commenced. From 
island to island and from hamlet to hamlet 
in open boat, sometimes sailing and some- 
times rowing, I went, followed all the time 
by a fleet of boats loaded with people eager 
to listen to the Word. Many left every- 
thing behind and followed, and did not 
reach home till the meetings closed. I 
preached twice a day, with cottage meetings 
in between, and what a blessing it was to 



I»eftcb to those people! The skeptic sod 
critic were not there, but the hungry and 
needy were there. The last day I went 
to an island where we had no Baptists. 
A meeting was arranged in a Lutheran 
chapel, but we could not get the crowd in. 
The boats from different parts came loaded 
with people and the chapel was crowded 
to the utmost. They stood up on I he 
platform and the last rows of benches 
weae carried out to ^ve people a place to 
stand. I preached a long sermon (they 
had complained because my sermons were 
too short) and announced that as I was 
going to leave that day, I would not have 

nx>re than one meeting. Tliq 
at one another and smiled. A 1 
asked me to go with him to dinnei 
I had my dinner, I asked when I 
taken over to the next island, 
that the chapel was filled by a nt 
waiting for me and that I would 
preach once more. I did it gjbdl^ 
them rejoicing. 

This is but a sample of the (^ 
here. If we had more men and c( 
port them, the Baptists in Norwi 
double in a few years. The field 
for the hardest. May we have the 
enter it. 





YES, under the providence of God, 
Spain ia waking up. Not as rapidly 
as her Spanish daughters, Cuba and 
Porto Rico, yet we feel that we can with 
gratitude say that the awakening is as real 
and as certain. 

Evidences ? Unrest everywhw 
iafaction with the actual state of t 

Here in Cataluna, while I am 
to get rid of the bureaucratic cent 
of Aladrid, that absorbs eveiy thi 
cal, religious and educational, the 

[the baptist missionary MAGAZIN&l 

tus, Cttrlists and regionolisla have united the word religum are wiUing and 
Maiing^le man and are making up tickets, to examine and discusa new ideas that 
Haw are they going to do it ? In a district helping to mold their 

t the majority is Carlist, the repubh- 
CUB and regionalists will vote for the Carl- 
itt. When the majority is republican, 
Kpublican will be the candidate, and where 
the regionalists are strongest their candi- 
date will be supported by the others. In 
tbe districts where more than one candi- 
ilate u voted, they will be divided, as in 
Buceiona, among all the parties that com- 
pose the "Solvktridad," according to the 
number of votes each party can command. 

The women, the most ignorant, poor 
things, are ready to love ua because we love 
and do for their children, but in them, 
superstition is strong. I even suspect that 
at times, after coming with trembling hearta 
and uneasy consciences to our meetings, 
they return home and before the images of 
saints and virgins, pray that they may be 
pardoned themselves and that we may be 
blessed. But they trust us with their chil- 
dren and send them to us. In their turn. 
In some of the tickets there will be repre- these little children are made the bearers of 
KDtativea of every party, — republicans, thegoodseed to their homes. " Mama, Dm 
federalists. Corlists and regionalists. Is o«e^ima/or«i, we teach them to say to their 
not this a palpable proof that Spain is mothers when they go home: Mama, God 
mkeoiog, — tiie land of the inquisition, loves you much"; Den sap tatat Uu 
rtcte it is still true of the majority of the cosaa. Papa: " God knows all things, 
jKode that each one shelters an inquisitor Papa." 

in ■» nnl ? What shall we do for this poor people P 

^■1 ;ftwakening, this bloodless rcvolu- Give them a chance to understand what 
Inr dttt ia taking place, has brought the the true and simple gospel is. Never was 
l^iifamf pioUem in Spain to the front, the chance to do so as good in Spain as now. 
Son iaa prepared the way for atheism Old men, well meaning and lovable in 
I people, and the influence of many ways, when urged to come to the 

has done the rest. The young 

will become agnostics or ma- 

imfafirts. I speak from my personal 

<4Btrration. It is unquestionably true that, 

ttdeerired at last, they have repudiated 

■nue; yet superstition remains and the 

"El^ptMi of their fathers, suckled at their 

*Qth«i's breasts, is strong within them. 

-'ois seeks in spiritualism nn outlet 

'Op the religious instincts and train- 

'"K; the sixth day advenlisis also 

^•*«3 adepts among 

^m, I suspect for 

meetings, tell us : " We cannot, we cannot, 
but you keep on, and above all, get hold 

The fields are ready for the sowing now. 
as they have not been for the last four 
centuries. Dear sisters and brothers in 
Christ, come. We need women, we need 
men to witness by word and life to the 
power and love of God in this nation, now 
rapidly becoming godless in name, as it 
has been for ages in reality. 



young 1 



*-*^^inaniam, and thej- 
r^ntnoneof it. Ye't 
**^v have learned lo 
'^^d. their fathers do 
* *it know how. 
*■ "lese young people 
** beginning lo like 
*;«* think joT them- 
•*iwf, and provided 
y^u do not mention 




LAST summer, June U, in Yakob- 
Btad, the Baptist community cele- 
brated the jubilee of the organizing 
of the fint Baptiat church in Finland. 
Many old brethieo and sisters told about 
past times, when men and women suffered 

under twenty-one. A young brothn a 
year ago baptized two young nalns. 
Last ftdl he was summoned betoK Ihe 
court and fined fifty marks with the al- 
ternative of ten days' imprisonment. Kc 
would have gone to prison had not an 


or^ptiiiied in Ibe hdUK HfaDwii in Itw pieture- 

im prison iiient for preach ing the gospel 
and working in Iht- Siiudnv school. Several 
had to go to Stockholm lo be bnplized, 
before any chureh wns orgiinizcd in the 
north o! the cinintrv. 

The most solemn |Miri of the fcnst was 
the Lorvt's SupjHT during the night. The 
northern niidsiimnier night, almost as light 
as the day. the lai^?- chii|H-l cron,l«l only 
by comnuiniciints. iho slilliiess of Ihe night 
and till' [HMce. the soKnnnilv of the hour 
and th,- i.r,'s,uce of Cixl. all made it ex- 
tremely atTeclin^. in a ivay never before es- 

It is still dangerous to Uipti/c [nrsons 

unknown person paid the fine for biD"- 
As ne think, the established church ^i" 
soon lie separated from the state. "^ 
shall then be as free to baptize as to preach- 
The work of God proceeds slowly but 
surely. The little church of Helsingf<f* 
had made but little progress up to a jts^ 
ago. Then they b^an to pray for ih^ 
conversion of ten souls; now more ths** 
twenly-five have been baptized. T*** 
years ago a little hall was lai^ enou^ 
for them. Soon they bad to remove » 
wall for enlai^ng. Now they are com- 
pelled lo remove all the inner walls, mak' 
ing one large room. 






missionary interest in our 
urches has been increasing along 
\h the wants and needs of the 
Ilia is manifest in the large and 
theringsat our yearly conferences; 
ig of special services in nearly all 
lurches for drawing the unsaved 
the increased offerings for mis- 
d the important steps which have 
m in our educational work and 

st winter has been a fruitful one 
'ftogelistic work, and now for the 
n intend to continue this by our 
uon. During the busy, sulti; 
immer the country churches find 
gather many people to the chapel 

The thought came to us to begin 
nission tents. Last 
oe tent and began work i: 

Funen. The tent was } 
» to place, and the [woplt 
ed and 

uit and 
mer we 

in Copenhagen, but we need the means to 
publish and spread literature and tracts 
on a larger scale than hitherto. We need 
a general missionary to travel among our 
churches, to give them initiative and 
practical counsel in taking up aggressive 
work. We have the man, but lack the 
means with which to send him We sorely 
need a missionary who could work for the 
Sunday schools and young people, but for 
this important place we also lack the 
necessaiy means. We need a theological 
training school. Some yeara ago we erected 
a preparatory or high school, but our 
churches cannot afford to erect and main- 
tain a theological school also. 

The churches are doing a noble work 
in holding their own, in spite of many 
hindrances, and some of them are making 
progress year by year; but the progress 
must necessarily be slow while the churches 
are handicapped by small r 


ere arc 

Dga and 
! many 

V word 
• needs, 
ttarted n 
n house 
k store 







THE entire Bible has been translated 
into the following languages and 
dialects of Burma: the Burmese by 
Rev. A. Judson, D.D., the Sgaw Karen by 
Rev. F. Mason, D.D., the Pwo Karen by 
Rev. D. L. Brayton, and the Shan by Rev. 
J.N. Cuahing, D.D. Rev. J. M. Haawell, 
D.D., translated the New Testament into 
the Peguan language (Mon or Talain). 
Dr. Mason also rendered Genesis, Psalms 
and Matthew into the Bgbai (Bwb) Karen 
dialect. These five translators have all 
passed on to their reward. Of the living, 
I will say that Rev. Robert Halliday has 
recently translated Genesis and Exodus 
into Peguan, but they have not as yet been 
printed. A large part of the Christian 
Scriptures have been put into the Kachin 

language by Rev. Ola Hanson, 
Besides these translations froD 
nal Hebrew and Greek, then 
Scripture portions which were 
the Vulgate into Burmese " l^ 
missionary." Ro Mambdk, a n 
lated also the book of Psalm; 
Burmese into Peguan. Certa 
of the New Testament have bee 
from Burmese into the Chin lai 
the manuscripts have not a> 
published. In 1903, Man 
Ngeing, government translatx 
out hb translation of the New 
from English into Burmes 
pedobsptist missionaries, whc 
jected 1o our translation of ^ 
its cognates, have within a few 

Pboto by F. D. Pbinney 



he four gospels in Burmese under the 
s of the British and Foreign Bible 
Some of these contain so many 
) that they might be looked upon as 
s at independent work, rather than 
ions of Judson's translations. 
) a recent date the only translations of 
e for the indigenous races in Burma, 
jr Protestant converts, were those 
had been made by Baptist mis- 
is; but since the British and Foreign 
lociety entered the field there has 

great change. That society soon 
d the cause of the pedobaptists. 
)nsequence is, that latterly their 
md colporteurs have been endeavor- 
ood the country with Burmese gos- 

which the meaning of the original 
ired by means of imperfect translit- 
; of pamrlseiv and its cognatcs. They 
Iso undertaken to undersell the 
»n Baptist Missionary Union, by 

their Scripture portions at the low 
)f one or two pice apiece. It is 
>ssible, therefore, that of late years 
nber of Burmese gosp>els sold by 
esentativesof the British and Foreign 
ociety has been greater than that 
' missionaries and preachers em- 
by the Missionary Union. 

The fact should not be overlooked tha- 
Burmese is becoming more and more undert 
stood all over Burma. Hence the Burmese 
Bible is read not only by Christian Bur- 
mans, but also by many Karens, Chins, 
Shans and ICachins. Therefore indepen- 
dent testimony with regard to the quality 
of Judson's work will be in place. Rev. 
John Ebenezer Marks, D.D., was em- 
ployed for many years in Burma as a mis- 
sionary of the Society for the Propagation 
of the Gospel. In 1906, at the annual 
meeting of the British and Foreign Bible 
Society in London, he was one of the 
honored speakers, and gave an interesting 
account of having on one occasion presented 
to the late Prince of Mendum, King of 
Burma, a copy of the quarto edition of the 
Burmese Bible. In his address he quoted 
approvingly the late Roman Catholic 
Bishop Bigandet, of lower Burma, as 
paying a high tribute to the excellence of 
Judson's version of the Bible. 

Baptists are endeavoring to circulate the 
uncorrupted word of God among the many 
peoples of Burma. From Judson's time 
to the present, Baptists have been foremost 
in this work, and if the denomination at 
home will stand behind us we will maintain 
our vigorous policy as in years gone by. 




PORE the establishment of the 
unam Baptist Mission, an attempt 
TBB made to give the Assamese a 
lible. Dr. William Carey included 
amese in his scheme of translating 
le into all the languages of India. 
Bknslation was begun in 1811, and 
Ic Bible printed in 1833. This ver- 
»unds in Sanskrit isms, as Dr. Carey, 
)wing Assamese, entrusted it to an 
se pundit. Therefore it is un- 
ble to the people, and it cannot be 

said that Dr. Carey gave the whole Bible 
to the Assamese people. 

The real work of giving the whole Bible 
to the Assamese was begun by Dr. Nathan 
Brown soon after his arrival in the country, 
was continued by Nedhi Levi Farwell, 
Mr. WTiiting, and by Dr. Ward, and finally 
finished by myself in 1902, over half a 
century after the beginning of the mission. 
This long delay was caused by the inability 
of the missionaries to give their whole time 
to the work. 




Of the New Testament tmniUted by 
Dr. Brown, five editions liave been printed, 
the fifth bring ft revision by R«t. P. H. 
Moore, at Calcutta, in 1888. 

Of the Old Testament, Genesis and the 
first twenty chapten of Exodus were trans- 
lated by Dr. Wud and printed at the mi»- 
■ion press in 1869 ood a second edition in 
1881. The Psftbns were trwislated by 
Dr. Word. The two boc^ of Samuel 
and ICngs were translated by Nedhi Levi 
Farwell; Isaiah by Mr. Whiting; Prov- 
erbs, Job and some of the Minor Prophets 
were translated, but l^ whom I cannot now 

recall. The first twenty choptcn c 
dus, Leviticus, Numbcn and J 
onomy, Joshua, Judges and Ruth, 
Nehemiah Easier, £cd«>iastes am 
of Soloman, Jeremiah, Lamgrt 
Esekiel and Daniel and those of the 
Prophets not previously rendore 
Assuncae, were translated 1^ : 
Some of the previous versions m 
procurable and hod to be retiai 
The remainder of the bodu at tl 
Testament were revised hj myic 
the whole printed in Calcutta in 
thus giving the Assamese a wht^ Bil 




EFOBE discussing the 
preparation of com- 
mentaries on mission 
fields, the character, 
capacity, intellectual 
acqu irements and spirit- 
ual needs of the people 
should be considered. 
Moreover, the character 
of the commentary to 
be prepared would also need consideration. 
Commentaries prepared for the educated 
classes in India, China or Japan, would 
necessarily differ from those prepared for 
less intelligent peoples. The work of pre- 
paring a commentary depends also largely 
upon whether such commentaiy is to be 
critical or exegetical or homiletical, or 
composite in style. 

Considering this question with regard to 
present needs in Japan, such commentaries 
as combine text criticbm — that is, a 
discussion of the exact meaning of the origi- 
nal Greek or Hebrew text as compared 
with the translation used as the basis of 
the commentary — wilh exegetical. his- 
torical and geographical notes and brief 
homiletical discussion, would be most 
acceptable and valuable. Unless a com- 

mentary is fairly full along oil thai 
it will not afford the help needed b 
wishing to make a thorou^ study 
Bible in their own language. 

For the actual work of preparati 
ideal way would be to gather t<^ 
available helps to the study of the I 
which a commentary is to be prepap 
t»y long and patient labor store up i 
own mind all that can be in any way 
to the work in hand. Then putt 
aside one should sit down and maki 
what has been acquired, putting it < 
into the language of the people foi 
it is intended. But as such a mettux 
require more time than any missiom 
at his disposal, probably the beat p 
way would be to select as a basi 
commentary specially adapted to th 
to be supplied, and use along with i 
ever available helps time and i 

In the preparation of a comment 
Matthew for the Japanese, I have < 
use this method, taking as a basis ll 
mentar^- by Dr. Broadus, and consu 
far as opportunity permitted, otha 
able commentaries. But owing 
character of our Japanese ttanslatio 


ie attention hu had to be given to 
iCt rendering of the original. Dr. 
u' homiletiral and practical notes 
n been omitted, partly to avoid over 
ineas, and 

mentaries are in process of preparation. 
Those puUished seem to be in much de- 
mand at present, and probably newer 
commentaries will also be welcomed. As 

mentaries have been prepared and 
ed already in Japan on all the books 
New Testament, and on several of 
I Testament books; and other com- 

yct no Baptist comntentaries have been 
published, so Matthew may have a misnon 
among the increasing number of students 
of the Bible in Japan. 




[E student d( Chinese 
when inquiring about the Scriptures 
used by misaionaries and converts, 
t get far before he encounters the 
it in nearly all cases, two quite dis- 
usions are used side by side in the 
me mission and by the very same 
These two versions are culled the 
1 and the colloquial. When one 
e reason for this be learns two facts: 
he people of the different parts of 
■peak a number of local dialects 
iifler from one another much as do 
nance languages of Europe, starting 
. common slock, but diverging till 
> far differ that the spicttkers of 
feient dialects cannot understand 
other. The second fact is that by 
! of these dialects, or colloquials, as 
e called, there is another form of the 

language, which, like Latin in the Europe of 
a few centuries ago, sen'es all over the 
empire as a common medium of communi- 
cation in writing and books, but is not 
spoken anywhere. This is the so-called 
classical language, a dead language so far 
as talking goes. In the making of books, 
if it is desired to produce something that 
people can read in any part of China, the 
classical form is chosen as a matter of 
course. But together with the great ad- 
vantage that such a book can be read in any 
part of ihe country, goes an equally great 
'drawback, that the number of people in any 
part of China who belong to the literary 
class, the only class that can make use of 
such a book, forms but a very small per 
cent, oi Ihe population, as small, it is said 
by some, as only two per cent. 
The earliest translations of the BiUe wen 


largely in the classical, and a missionary 
felt that in making such a translation he 
was working for the whole empire. When, 
however, the gospel b^aa to spread in 
any partlcula* region and converts 
were gathered into churches, and 

wished to give 
instruction to Uiose 
who were to go 
out as Christian 
workers, be they 
men or women, it 
appeared that very 
few were able to 
make a profitable 
use of the classical 
version. The 
Scripture passage 
that was read must 
in every case be 
translated by the 
reader into a form> 
that could be 
understood bv the 
hearers. If the 
reader were skilful 
he might give a 
rendering that 
fairly represented 
the sense, but if 
he were not he 
would go stumbl i ng 
along with a ren- 

dering that was certain in parts to 
or pervert the sense. Unskilful r 
were more common than skilful < 
the result was most trying to < 
knew what it ou^t to be. Tl 
an obvious need of a versim 
to hand, 
language I 
day liv 
version th 
gibQity o 
should mX 
of skill ( 

if read ju 
stood, Ai 

however u; 
they migh 
ber of SI 

been ma< 
years of ex 

proved thi 
of incali 




WHEN J. G. Oncken. the founder 
of the first Biiplist church in 
Germnny. arrived at Hamburg ns 
the missionary of the Continental Society, 
he saw no belter way to reach the masses 
than to lake tracis and holy Scriptures 
and go from door to door, inviting every- 
body to Christ. His success showed that 
this' was the right method. Since thiil lime 
German Baptists have always laid great 


stress on the distribution of Irs 
Scriptures. Oncken 's firat mis: 
were simple traveling joumeym 
knapsacks full of tracis; tlfeir ai 
borders of Germany. As our fa 
had in those days (1830-40) veiy 
ways, these brethren had to tn 
pedes apostolorum. and had thus 
opportunity of handing out c 
precious goods to every man and 


ight and at the left on the high- 
id at the villages and towns, 
fruitful deacon and pastor of 
lent was led in those days to 
nd the church by these unselfish 

Oncken became the agent of the 
. Bible Society of Scotland, opened 
bookshop, founded his first paper, 
18 laid the foundation for our 
on house, which is now grown and 
a great tree." From 1828 to 1878 
distributed twenty-five to thirty 
of tracts and more than two million 
►f the Scriptures. In 1878 Dr. 
Bickel took up the work. Under 
le thirty or forty millions of tracts 
ne than a million of Bibles have 
eir way through Germany and the 
countries. If you remember 
)ncken's time the pall of rational- 
red our fatherland, and that in the 

last twenty years the modem theology has 
made people indifferent to the Bible, these 
numbers will grow immensely. 

But now in his old age Dr. Bickel has a 
great sorrow. The National Bible Society 
of Scotland is to draw back her hand 
from the Protestant parts of Germany in 
favor of the work among the Roman 
Catholics. But we need for our own 
families, Sunday schools and churches at 
least 10,000 Bibles and 8,000 testaments 
a year, besides the itineration of our two 
salaried and thirty-eight volunteer col- 
porteurs. That is a work we never can 
stop, — one which will grow, as we confi- 
dently hope. But the question for which 
Dr. Bickel has as yet found no answer 
is this: Where shall he get the five thou- 
sand dollars a year to carry on thb very 
necessary work ? He trusts that the Lord, 
who has helped so often,will also now show 
at the right time the right men and sources. 




llRE are in the world, thirty or 
irty Bible societies, all more or less 
lodelled on the pattern of the 
)f them all, the British and Foreign 
3ciety, which celebrated its cen- 
iree years ago. 

which are chiefly known and 
^ork is, perhaps, most significant, 
iddition to the mother society, the 
n Bible Society, whose work 
dmost as extensive a field; the 
I Bible Society of Scotland, more 
in the area of its activities; the 
3ciety of France, doing a much 
eork in that republic; a dozen or so 
societies in Germany, and organ- 
in Holland, Russia, Scandinavia, 
ind, etc. A very considerable 
of the work of these societies is 
lands that are nominally Christian, 
imericas, Europe, etc. In these 

countries the Bible colporteurs often prove 
to be the only messengers of the simple and 
true gospel who can find access to the 
homes and hearts of the people. 

Very early in the history of both the 
British and the American societies, the 
call from non-christian lands was heard. 
The oldest agency of the American society 
is the Levant, with headquarters in Con- 
stantinople. The British society has also 
an agency in the same territory. All of 
Turkey, in Europe and in Asia; Syria; 
Arabia; all of Africa, covered by the 
British society in four or five agencies and 
by the American Bible Society in its Levant 
agency, including Egypt and the Soudan 
and, through missionary correspondence, 
other parts of Africa; Persia, where both 
societies are working; India, with two or 
three agencies and a number of auxiliaries 
of the British society, which well coveri 


the whole country, and a few missionary ment, fragments of Ihe Old Testamest, 
correspondents of the American society; the complete Bible, this b the order in 
Siam and Laos, especially under the care of which translation work has proceeded in 
Ihe American society; Malaysia, including every language. The Divine Oracles have 
the Philippines, in which both societies now been made ready, in whole or in 
are working; China, where the British, part, in 500 languages and dialects. Nearly 
the Scottish and the American societies each all of these are ihe work of the last 
have agents; Korea, where these societies hundred years and many of them the 
have a common work; Japan, the north- product of recent labors. Last year 
the Britbh society reported eleven new 
versions. The American society in recent 
years has prepared versions in two African 
dialects and two languages of the North 
American Indians; the gospeb, the New 
Testament and portions of the Old Testa- 
ment in a half dozen Philippine dialects, 
and has been at work in conjunction with 

Korean, and revisions in the Spanish 
and Portuguese languages. All these ver- 
sions have lo be, from time to time, revised 
and corrected and new editions prepared 
for circulation among the people. Tlie 
great work 

em part of which is covered t»y the 
American society, the southern by the 
British society; Oceanica and Micronesia, 
where both have their correspondents, give 
a summary of practically the eulire heathen 

This must bring to mind at once a noble 
body of devoted missionary workers spend- 
ing their time in the often particularly the other societies upon 
difficult task of translating the Scriptures 
into unformed and Btrange languages, 
whose very construction needs adaptation 
in order lo cany the truth of revelation. 1 
sometimes think of these translators as 
those who 
are making 
golden ves- 
sels to hold 




CAPIZ. p. I, 

a little medicine and surgeiy wil) do a 
rest deal of good, it ought certainly 
> be true that more medicine and 
ry will do a great deal more good. 
! province of Capiz, P. I., we are tiy- 
1 spread the work of our one dispen- 
3Ver a territory embracing 300,000 
: and necessarily it is a little thin in 
hence it is the purpose of Ihis article 
'monstrate, if possible, the crying, 
Dg, wailing need of a hospital which 
Itow'us to apply the healing art more 
.vely to the wounds of the provii 

r three. < 

hi aid 
erve to 
ate the 
' which 
: to do 


ae is a 

we first 


3 chosen out of many 

the floor in a little room about sis by six, 
with his right arm swollen almost to the 
size of his body and oozing a foul serous 
pus. He was a merchant mariner and in 
a gale had been thrown violently to the 
deck of his little craft, a rusty nail pene- 
trating his hand. Here was an admirable 
case for a hospital, requiring possibly ampu- 
tation but certainly operation. Alas, there 
was no hospital in which to place him, so 
we were forced to do the best the circum- 
stances would permit. Subsequently we 
performed the operation in our dbpeosaty, 
making free incisions, and placed the 
itient in 

dow open close at hand. A woman in the 
noghboring house looked down acrou the 
Tard and called to faim '* Hi, Chinaman! 
What's the matter with you i " " Abaw! " 
be answered; " I had an arm bigger than 
jour head and should Burelf have been dead 
and in the ground now if it were not for the 
medico." Our patient has become very 
desirous of lecnving baptism as soon as he 
is sufficiently recovered. The other day 
he related a dream to one of his compan- 
ions. " I dreamed," he said, " that I was 
in the chapel and the pastor had examined 
me for baptism, but after the examination 
he said, ' You cannot be baptized because 
you do not know enou^ of the gospel,' 
whereupon I was exceeding sorrowful 
and desired greatly to learn more." The 
moral in this stoiy is the unsanitary en- 
vironments under which the treatment was 
necessarily conducted, greatly retarding 
the cure, and the encouraging feature is the 
definite result in the new spiritual experi- 
ence of the patient. 

Case two comes from the town of Quar- 
tero. Hiis is the town where at the be- 
ginning of last year the priest intimidated 
the people by assuring them that our medi- 
cine was poison for the body, leading to 
death, and that our doctrine was poison for 
the soul, leading to hell; hence, that death 
and hell followed in our wake. During 
the -past year one futhful Christian has 
been working in the town, distributing 
medicine which we have given him, teach- 
ing the Word and removing prejudice until 
six have been baptized, others are Ibtening 
ap[aovin^y to the Word and large numbers 
are coming to Capiz for treatment. Last 
week a mother came from this town bring- 
ing her little child suffering from a large 
cystic tumor under the eye which totally 

blinded her and threatened perm 
of the eye. Last Monday we ani 
the child in the dispensary and 
the tumor, and here again the 
presents itself of unsanitaij sur 
imperilling the result of an opczal 
wise most beneficial, for having d 
care for the patient we had to le 
ents take it home with them to 
nipa-^hack where they are atayin 
dentially the result of the 
promises to be good, but a hospi 
insure a good result and we i 
to have to take chances with such 

Case three is Simeon. We a 
meon's arm last year with a 
He had been interfering with a I 
and the tnachine had been unkis 
with the above result, ^meon 
of his arm gone did not seem to b 
use to his father, so he delivered 
Uiss Suman's hands, where he ii 
to do OS well with his left and n 
the stump with good effect. Simi 
growing in grace and in the kno 
the Lord and we hope to baptise 
But Simeon's case was a long an 
one, largely for lack of hospit 

A few days ago six operat 
presented themselves in one 
Throughout the province there ai 
hundreds of coses needing op^at 
we have told to wait until we ha 
facilities for handling them. A 
means to us the possibility of 
creasing the efficiency of our w 
medical and surgical, the break 
of prejudice on all sides, accea 
homes, villages and towns, of 
for wider evangelization, and 
the salvation of immortal souls. 





' AM just leav- 



and if there 
liad ever been any 
vioubt in my mind 
as to the need or 

1he value of mis- 
sionary work, the 

last vestige of it 

must have been 

swept away by the experiences of today in 

Ongole and last week in Burma. I am 

penuaded that no Baptist in America can 

fully appreciate the richness of ihe Church's 

hoitage in southern Asia 

unless he has had some 

opportunity to obsene 

personally the triumphs 

of the gospel and the 

contrasts between Chris' 

lian and non-chrislian, as 

seen in mission fields. 
Aa one steps from the 

dirt and degradation of 

even the best of the 

Hindu temples into the 

brightness and cheer of 
a missionary compound 
Or school, he feels that 
neither pen nor brush 
<^an ever adequately 
portray to the Christian 
ax home the blessings of 
C^hristianity to a Christ- 
less people. 

Last week at Insi?in, 
£urma, we attended Ihe 
^aduating exercbes of 
the theological seminary 

nnd looked into the faces 

of 300 or more Karen 

Christians, as bright, as 

liappy, as thoughtful as 

any 300 faces that one 

would see oidinarjly at 

It is a great privilege which we have in pre- 
senting this letter from Hr. Vickrey, who, 
with Hr. S. Earl Taylor, is on a tour of the 
mission fields in the interest of young people's 
work. His views of our work in Burma and 
South India heartily corroborate all other 
reports that come to us from those missions. 
— The Editor. 

a similar exercise 
in America. We 
listened to "All 
hail the power of 
Jesus' name " sung 
in Karen with a 
volume and sweet- 
ness that would 
have put to shame 
nine audiences out 
of ten of equal size in Christian lands. We 
heard achoir of Karen boys render in English, 
ithout the support of an organ, the anthem 

"The Lord i 

■ Shepherd," in almost 
as perfect harmony as 
would ordinarily be 
secured in an American 
church with an organ. 
A dozen graduates gave 
brief addresses on sub- 
jects pertaining largely 
to the evangelization of 
Burma, speaking in 
Karen, which of course 
we could not understand, 
but with an earnestness 
and degree of self- 
possession that did not 
differ materially from 
t hat of the average Am eri- 
ca n graduate. 

The whole atmosphere 
of reverence, peace and 
quiet refinement, while 
noticeable the moment 
one entered the room, 
could be fully appreci- 
ated only when brought 
into contrast with the 
superstition, selfishness 
and unrest that was too 
plainly pictured on the 
faces of other woishipet? 
whom we had seen but 
a few hours previous 


bowing before the hundreds of images 
of Buddha in the great Shwe Dagon. 

Other glimpses of the Baptist work in 
Burma, the schools, the magnificent press, 
the evangelistic work, only added variety 
and strength to the picture. 

Today at Ongole we saw two church 
record books containing the names and 
addresses of more than 35,000 converts, 
beginning with the eight charter members 
of 1867, including the more than 9,000 
names enrolled during the year 1878, and 
continuing until the two large record books 
were filled. It was with special interest that 
we glanced at the pages recording the 
names and addresses and as much as 
possible of the later history of the 3,539 
persons baptized during the three days 

July 2-4, 1878; and that the eve 
those days meant much more than 
enrolment of names was manifest at 
step as we moved from point to point 
the compound, visiting the school 
classroom work, the industrial schoc 
observing the groups of native pre 
and teachers and lay delegates "% 
the mission in the interest of s 
or churches of neighboring villag 
of which combined to impress up< 
chance observer or visitor the fac 
he was at the center of an active 
organized, evangelizing agency. 

Any Baptist layman once seeing fo 
self the largeness and richness of the r 
must rejoice in having as large a sh 
possible in such an investment. 



IT is a cause for deep thankfulness that 
in all the history of the Union, with 
missionaries continually going and 
coming across the oceans, not one has ever 
been lost at sea. However, the elements 
are not always propitious. Some months 
ago the shipwreck of Professor and Mrs. 
Topping was recorded in the Magazine. 
A disaster which threatened to be more 
serious was one in which Rev. and Mrs. 
Joseph Clark, of Ikoko, Africa, had the 
misfortune to be. Mr. and Mrs. Clark 
were returning from the Congo on fur- 
lough, and had almost reached their port, 
when the " Jebba," on which they were 
traveling, ran on the rocks of southwestern 
England, near the famous Mdystone light. 
It was a dark, foggy, rainy night, and there 
was no intimation of danger until the crash. 
The '* Jebba " went ashore on a ledge 
at the base of a cliff 250 feet high. The 
life boat could not reach the ship, but by 
hard labor the rocket apparatus was 
dragged up to the summit of the cliff and a 
line was shot across the vessel. It was 
seen that no time was to be lost, so the 
breeches buoy was rigged and the work of 
transferring the passengers to the shore was 
begun. It was quite an ordeal to be pulled 


through the darkness and wet to tb 
of the high cliff, but there was no i 

Realizing the necessity of removiB 
passengers (156) as quickly as poi 
another cable was stretched from the 
to a point somewhat lower down the 
and two boatswain's chairs were i 
rigged. Day was then just breaking 
in the dim light passengers and cre^ 
pulled from the vessel to the rocks, 
those who were landed at the foot of th 
there was a hazardous trip to the to] 
hawser was passed down and a cradle 
was rigged, and by this means thepass< 
were dragged up the ragged cliff. Grea 
was taken, and all escaped with not 
than slight scratches and torn clo 

The passengers lost practically all 
baggage, and Mr. Clark reports his 
loss as considerable. Gratitude foi 
sonal deliverance, however, far outv 
the regret for material losses. Botl 
and Mrs. Clark suffered much froi 
exposure and wet, but no serious r 
are anticipated. The passengers wer 
cared for in the little village of Hope 
until they conld be sent on to then 



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T HAVE not been in Myingyan since the 
'^ third instant, having set out with Mr. 
Sharp for a visit to Pakokku to investigate 
a site there for a church, and then to jungle 
it back to Pyinmana, by taking a course 
down the river to Magwe, visiting the 
principal points, and then striking across 
country. The whole trip included 250 
miles. In all this travel we were never at 
any time nearer to any other stations than 
our own except Thayetmyo, which is a 
Chin mission and not a Burman. Five 
were baptized on the way and one came to 
the meetings and was baptized this morn- 
ing. We found that the government had 
preceded us at Toungdwingyi, having al- 
ready just started a model Anglo- vernacular 
school. There were fourteen Christians 
in that town. — H. E. Dudley, Myingyan. 


t^OUR of our boys were baptized yester- 
•■' day, two of whom are from heathen 
homes in the Myisgyan district. They are 
really the fruits of the seed-sowing of Mr. 
a.nd Mrs. Case, but it has been our privilege 
to gather them in. Another of the boys is 
^. Shan, the eldest son of Mrs. Cushing's 
ci^sistant, IGiam Mun, who helped to 
pliant our mission school at Pyinmana. 
J. F. Smith, Rangoon. 


^TPHERE are many local chapels on this 
*- field, nearly every village having one of 
some kind. Some of the native workers 
xvho have had two years' training are doing 
excellent work and we are delighted that 
the villages are calling them as local pas- 
tors. This is the beginning of self-suj)port. 
^\ M. Young, Kenglung. 


T^7E have been working and praying for 

^ ^ at least fifty conversions among the 

Burmese this year. Usually it is not a 

good thing to pray for a definite number 


of converts but the cinmmstances which 
led to this were a little out of the ordinary 
and we are glad to report fifty-three bap- 
tisms this year. The chief aim in view is 
to lead the people forward in self-support; 
Rs. 500 (about $166) for home missions 
is our expectation this year. I do not 
believe there will be a general revival in 
Burma until the people begin to give more 
liberally. — W. E. Wiatt, Moulmein. 



r>EV. L. W. SPRING is busy and 
'-^ happy at Bhamo, combining the 
study of the language with work on some 
necessary repairs to the mission house, 
and with jungle tours in company with his 
native teacher and preacher. A pros- 
perous year for the mission is the hope and 
expectation of the workers. 



r>EV. P. H. MOORE writes of the 
"■-^ spiritual awakening of many on the 
Nowgong field. The meetings continue 
with very deep interest, and much time is 
given to Bible study and prayer. Some of 
the women and girls, who have received a 
special blessing, recently attended the 
meeting of a neighboring association and 
were the means of arousing much interest 



¥ UST now people are so very busy in the 
^ fields that it is hard to collect them 
except at night, yet I am starting out this 
week to see what I can do. At the begin- 
ning of the year we had very heavy floods 
and considerable damage was done in the 
Vinukonda field, vet otherwise the rain 
was a great blessing. — J. Dussman, 





]V/f RS. F. H. LEVERING, of Secunder- 
■'■ * abad, writes of two soldiers of the 
English gamaon stationed there who are 
members of the Secunderabad church. 
They have regularly contributed toward 
the expenses of the mission, one giving 
three nipeea a month and the other five. 
Many soldiers elsewhere are similarly in- 
terested, although but few are connected 
with our Baptist work. 



f T is now over a month since we reached 

tryingtoget settled and tying 
up the broken threads of 
the work again. It was a 
pleasure to see our friends 
once more; some came out 
eighty li to meet us, and 
brought with them much 
cheer. So far the Cken Too 
T'ang (" True Doctrine 
HaU") has still the good 
willoftheofficiala, the gentry 
and the people, and that 
)□ spiteof those who worked 
against its good name 
through ignorance or covet- 
ousness. There are few 
but know that we try lo 
work for righteousness and 
truth and the good o( all. 

The native helper who came here for 
the summer has done good and faithful 
work. The progress of the city Inquirers 
and the good spirit among them speaks 
well for his efforts. So far we have hesrd 
nothing against his good name, and we 
trust that our faith In him will not t>e 
disappointed, although the temptations in 
his way are many. 

There are compensations in all things. 
We find a very material one here in this 
bright and glorious sunshine, a clear skv 
all the day and all days. Just think of 
five weeks of sunshine at a stretch, with a 
clear healthy atmosphere! This alone 
ought to make one grateful to the Giver 

of all good things; it certainly h 
keep one happy and hopeful. A 
those years lA cloudy and wet wes 
Suifu we just delight in this climi 
wish that others in this province 
share it with us. — Mrs. Robbbt 
WOOD, Ningyuenfu. 


T\B.. c. F. Mackenzie, of i 

^"^ reports crowds begging for i 
aid, which, except in extreme ca 
has to refuse until he has maste: 
language. He finds it very hard, h 
to turn away from suffering on< 
have come miles to consult the 
doctor. He writes; " Already we 
that the medical work here is going 
up opportunities to reach classet 
before touched by n 
ary effort and the 
is bright. We hai 
very well since our 
and have been rece: 

of the natives wi' 


'T'HE new worke 

* out to West Chi 

fall have reached the 

nation. Immediate 

their arrival the 

conference was he 

proved to be one 

ceptional interest and profit. Mr. a 

Clark have been appointed to Su 

Mr. and Mrs. Davies are assij 


]YJR. YOSHIKAWA, until recen 
^ ' tor of the Kobe Baptist Chui 
been appointed lo cany on specii 
gelistic work in Japan during the 
year. His support is provided 
Trent Fund, given by Mr. M. C 
of W'jishinKton. Pa,, for advance ■ 
islic work in China and Japan. 



)H has been organized at 
ith a membership of eighty- 
[lom, with four or five excep- 
tive Liuchiuians. While this 
imbership, as yet it does not 
Lch, as it is exceedingly diffi- 
em to take any active part in 
"heir indifference and stolidity 
uraging to the pastor, yet I 
elieve they will awake one of 
td astonish the Japanese, 
oed a new preaching place at 
d capital, and have placed a 
uian, Mr. Urazoe, in charge, 
in training for the work for a 
years under three different 
ingelists at Naha, but has 
ything of our Baptist work on 
since he became a Christian. 
. native Liuchiuian to be regu- 
d as an evangelist, and as he 
ears of age, he may not be so 
aside as many of the younger 
3en whom we have tried to 
.. A. Thomson, Kobe. 



SAILLENS has resigned 
5 pastorate of the Rue Meslay 
xis and is succeeded by Rev. 
ler, who for two years has 
xjeptably as temporary pastor. 

will devote himself entirely 
c work far and wide, a form 

which he feels he has been 
lied. He recently conducted 
meetings in Brussels, in the 
a the city, over 1,000 people 
endance. A Baptist church 
organized there. 



le spiritual movement has been 
stem China amoncf the aboriginal 
province of KweicSow. For »ev- 
work has been progressing among 

this interesting people, and now a great reaping 
time has come. Beoentty, in connection with a 
series fA visits by China Inland missionaries, 
men and women confessed their faith in Christ 
and were faaptiised. These persons were most 
carefully eanmined, and their understanding of 
the gospel seemed to be dear and sure. 

A great spiritual work has been goiog on also 
in Yunnan Province among the Uwa Miao. 
Rev. S. P<dlard writes that me number of bap- 
tized members now exceeds twelve hundred. 
He mentions a convention which was held as 
an offset to a great festival which the people 
had been in the habit of holding annually and 
which was a time of great carousal, drunken- 
ness and immonlity. On the Sunday of the 
convention, ''over a hundred wexe baptised, 
and a larae number more on TNiesdav, when 
2,500 peo^ wefe present.** Again, *' On Sun- 
day, Sviy 1, 280 wexe baptised at Rloe Ear 
Vuky, where a third chapd to seat 700 is being 
buQt. In the next seven days about 200 more 
wefe baptised.** Mr. PoUard also mentions 
the ** missionaiy spirit ** amons the Miao, for 
they go and persistentiy preadi in other vil- 
lages. — Reeom of Ckrikian Work. 


The Scottish missionaries in India, idio in 
1848 joined the Free Chuich, and in 1900 the 
United Free Churdi of Scotland, were con- 
strained by providential events to f oraiulate and 
apply the educational method first attempted 
by William Carey at Serampore, if the Hmdu 
and Mohanunedan peoples of the Book were 
ever to hear of Christ's universal claim and all- 
sufficient salvation. Duff, Wilson, Anderson, 
Hislop, and their successors added teaching to 
preaching — added the systematic study of the 
Bible and of English literature based upon it 
or saturated by it, to preaching in the vernacu- 
lars. These men trained the converts in time 
to be ordained pastors and evangelists, and pro- 
vided the highest spiritual as well as secular 
teaching for the sons and daughters of the in- 
creasing conununities of Christian natives. . . . 


An extraordinary development of this work 
has taken place, as a result of the struggle 
between the Pope and the French Government. 
Many of the more intelligent priests see that 
under the circumstances they must throw over 
the Pope and bishops, ^thout regard to the 
sentence of excommunication, and must act for 
themselves by forming their own boards of 
trustees for each pari^i, as required by law. 
They thus acquire their own places of worship, 
so as to be independent. Furthermore the 
priests, being in want of some one to lead the 
movement, have turned to M. Meillon, the con- 
verted priest, who is president of the society for 
hdping converted priests, to convoke a general 
meeting in Paris for the discussion of the idiok 
matter. — Record of ChritHan Work. 


i"|l',H •' 



E D I T O R. I A L 


By the time this reaches our readers the 
ninety-third annual meeting will be a 
matter of history. In many respects it 
will doubtless have proven exceptionally 
interesting, and perhaps of unusual im- 
portance. Our Anniversaries are times of 
retrospect, but far more the look should be 
forward. Occurring so soon after the 
beginning of the new year, they often map 
out the policy for the twelve-month to come; 
yet whether formal action on methods and 
policies is taken or not, every delegate 
should go back to his church and associa- 
tion full of enthusiasm and purpose for the 
new year. Those who can attend should 
carry the inspiration back to those at home. 
Those who are unable to go should find in 
the accounts in the press, the reports of 
delegates and the occasion itself encour- 
agement and inspiration for more zealous 
service. All together the Anniversaries 
should be a rallying place for the onward 
march of the vear. Let us make this true 
this year. Let us carry the enthusiasm of 
our annual meeting through the year. 
Already two months are gone. Let us 
bring all the hopes and ambitions and plans 
and crystallize them into one great purpose; 
that whatever the record of the past, the 
months that remain shall be months of 
faithfulness, of strong endeavor for the 
Master in his world-wide field. 


The revival which has swept the churches 
in our Telugu Mission has now appeared 
ill Assam also. In Nowgong, particularly, 
the power of the Spirit has been felt, and 
manifestations have been experienced and 
witnessed similar to those reported from 
South India. The girls in the school at 
that station have been foremost in the re- 
vival exercises and have been most affected 
by the revival influences. Signs of revival 
have appeared elsewhere in Assam, also, 
and the recent meeting of the conference 
of that mission, Rev. Jackman's report of 
which was unavoidably crowded out of 


last month's issue, was given up very 
largely to supplication, the missionaries 
praying that the Holy Spirit might descend 
on all throughout the mission. 

Nothing has as yet appeared in Burma 
like the manifestations in our other India 
missions, although in many stations in 
that province the Spirit has been working. 

The fact that the strange phenomena 
of the India revival are contrary to our own 
personal experience should not be an ob- 
jection to the credibility of the reports. 
Li all other respects those who tell of the 
wonderful experiences are reliable men 
and women, not easily carried away by 
enthusiasm and excitement. The reports 
must be accepted at their face value, leaving 
to the future the explanation of the phe- 
nomena. Certain it is, many lives have 
been changed, and many Christians whose 
development in faith and knowledge had 
halted have begun again to grow. The 
ethical results of the revival prove its 
genuineness. It is one of the great out- 
standing features of the year. 


The Japan Daily Maily speaking in a 
recent issue of the attitude of the press of 
the East towards the missionaries, admits 
that some of the latter have been over- 
zealous, but adds this testimonial: 

But it admits of no question that when the 
record is fairly considered an enormous pre- 
ponderance appears on the side of the mission- 
ary as a factor of human progress. Here in 
Japan the country owes to him an immense 
debt of gratitude for his example, no less than for 
his efforts, and in China his quiet, self-sacrificinff 
labors have done much for the cause of mond 
elevation. That he should not be fully appreci- 
ated is, perhaps, inevitable. ' Nothing good is 
ever appreciated at its true worth. But that he 
should be assailed and abused is one of the 
strangest phenomena of modem times. 

The press is beginning to speak more 
justly regarding the missionary, and such 
a testimony as this, coming from one of the 
two or three most influential newspapers in 
Asia, is of value as given by those who 
know of what they speak. 





is not exactly Yale, but it is as near 

ized list of Chinese names will per- 

Yale Mission to go in transferring 

d the name of its American mother 

dau^ter in Changsha, Hmian. 
lobl is of secondary gnide at present, 
lege rank is planned, and as soon as 
s are fitted for it, studies of this 
riU be offered. Four Yale men now 
ite the mission: £. H. Hume, M J>., 
H Grage, N. B. Seabury and N. J. 
Dr. Hume has opened a dispen- 
iiich is expected ultimately to be- 
le medical department of the college, 
oivement la educational, but Chns- 
^uH religious liberty is granted to 
dents, but Christian customs and 
re to prevail. The interest of the 
ities in this country in the mission- 
rk of the "East is one of the most 
iging features of the youn^ people's 
ent in missions. In Chma, even 
iian in America, it is the students 
le, and no larger opportunity pre- 
sdf than Yale has seized in China, 
le University of Pennsylvania in 

and Princeton in Pekin. Har- 
work in India is as far-reaching, 
iuence of these enterprises upon the 
I themselves should also be power- 
hese are days of opportunity in 
s for every one, and those who 
EC this will reap a harvest for God. 


our readers has been studying the 
9 of contributions and converts in 
Terent missionary societies during 
; eleven years, and points out that 
; of the work per convert is decreas- 
rreater results are obtained now 
as the case five or ten years ago, 
e same expenditure of money. In 
be average expense per convert 
all the societies in the world was 
n 1900, $183; in 1905, $162; last 
sie was a slight increase, the figure 
171. There is an argument here 
nil be evident to the most indiffer- 

ent. A dollar is worth more in missions 
today than ever before. Results are in- 
creasing. Money is not thrown away 
that is given to thb work. It brings re- 
turns, which are secured with increasing 



An article published recently by the emi- 
nent Frenomiaa, M. de Lunothe, gives 
us a view of our American colonial policy 
as seen fay an experienced colonial admin- 
istrator. He marvels at the success of 
the school system, which he considers 
fundamental in the whole political struc- 
ture. Naturally, he does not give this 
place to Christian work. In some ways 
M. de Lamothe thinks we have succeeded 
better than the great colonizing nations of 
Eng^d, France and the Netherlands, 
which is quite encouraging, considering the 
adverse criticisms that are frequently heard 
regarding what has been accomplished. 



One of the most significant indications of 
the growing influence of Christianity in 
Japan is an item found in a recent article 
written by President J. L. Dearing, of 
our theological seminary at Yokohama, 
and published in the weekly religious 
press. He tells of a visit paid by a friend 
to one of the great Buddhist monasteries 
on Mount Heizan, near Kyoto, where a 
large number of young men are studying 
in preparation to their becoming Buddhist 
monks. These young men were found to 
be studying the English Bible. Dr. 
Dearing well adds: 

With such an interest to know what the real 
meaning and secret of Christianity may he on 
the part of those who are preptaring to be its 
opponents, we get some su^^gestion as to what 
place the study of the Bible is likely to take and 
should be given among those who wish to spread 
its teachings. 








"l^JE are greatly encouraged by the 
^ ^ hearty way in which the Prayer 
Cycle is being adopted and used. It is 
evidently meeting the need of a large num- 
ber and is proving most helpful. The 
addition of a brief explanation of the topic 
for each day has added much to the value. 
Nearly 500 subscriptions have been re- 
ceived, and they still continue to come. 
Many have also signed the Prayer Cove- 
nant, and the Secretaries at the Rooms have 
a good and growing list of missionary 
intercessors to encourage them. 

In order to make the Cycle still more 
helpful we would like to report how it is 

being used and with what results . We have 
received many words of commendation, but 
we wish to tell definitely in these columns 
what methods are being found helpful and 
profitable. You have used the Cycle in 
your young people's society, perhaps. 
Your pastor is possibly announcing the 
topics in the weekly prayer meeting. 
Many of the members of your church are 
using the plan in their private intercessions. 
Tell us what is being done, — how the 
Cycle was introduced, who are using it and 
what suggestions you have for others. 
Then we will pass these on through the 
columns of the Magazine. 


" npHE interrogation of a good con- 
^ science *' is a phrase from First Peter. 
A good conscience will always be an in- 
quiring conscience. What every preacher 
dreads is not questionings but quiescence; 
for a question is at least a rift in the soul 
through which the light of truth and duty 
may find entrance. Quiescence, however, 
means too often a soul shut tight against 
every spiritual appeal. When Saul was 
suddenly stopped in his career of perse- 
cution by the hand of Christ, he cried out, 
" Lord, what wilt thou have me to do ? " 
It was the interrogation of a good con- 
science. When an earthquake shook 
open the prison gates at Philippi, the word 
of the terrified jailor was, " Sirs, what must 
I do to be saved ? " and the 3,000 con- 
victed of sin by Peter's sermon at Pente- 
cost cried "Brethren, what shall we do ? " 
In both cases it was the interrogation of a 
good conscience. 

But the spirit of religious inquiry may 
spring from other influences than ^a con- 
viction of sin. A genuinely good conscience 
will be provoked to questionings quite as 
inevitably by a sense of the mercies of 


God. A prominent public man has de- 
clared recently that we ought to begin to 
pray for a staying of the tide of our na- 
tional prosperity. Would we not better 
pray that the unparalleled prosperity our 
nation has been enjoying, become a burden 
upon the national conscience? Then the 
merchant figuring up his ample profits 
would cry out, " What must I do ? **; and 
the artban in the face of a " raise ** in 
wages would exclaim, " What must I do ? '* 
and every individual to whom Grod*s 
goodness has granted means, health, edu- 
cational opportunities, spiritual advan- 
tages, would join in the refrain " What 
shall I render unto the Lord for all his 
benefits toward me ? " That would be 
the interrogation of a good conscience. 
Nor would Qie answer be far to seek. The 
word is nigh us even in our mouths and in 
our hearts, where it has been put by the 
very one who framed for us our question: 
*' I will take the cup of salvation and call 
upon the name of the Ix>rd; I will pay 
my vows unto the Lord, now in the pres- 
ence of all his people." — Abthur H. 






* the close of my article in the Feb- 
maiy number of the Magazine I 
itaied that in the June issue I would 
IT to point out what in my judgment 
est inethod for use in receiving mis- 
offerings in our churches; but my 
Secretary John M. Moore, did 

clearly and emphatically in the 

issue that my intended message 
now be a needless repetition, 
it to say that the method referred 
le plan of weekly giving, for the 
that this plan has been found to be 
st successful in collecting offerings 

current home expenses, and our 
is for the use of that system for 
s which has proven most successful 
ent expenses. 

tie change the article in hand to the 
hat we consider together the princi- 
hich should govern us in giving 
to missions, conceding the weekly 
be the one which is most successful 
ring missionary offerings. 
jrs ought one to remember that he is 
id unto God, that he is simply the 
of the wealth of God, that ** of him, 
cough him, and unto him are all 
' that God never surrenders his 
the possessions of earth, but simply 
man to use them. In other words. 
Professor Peabodv has well stated 
of his books, *' man does not own 
ilth, he owes it. Answering the 
1 above, we would say, first : Give 
lonately. With prayer and care 
on that part of your earnings and 
5 which you believe belongs to that 

the work of the Kingdom repre- 
n missionary ofTerings. Your love, 
and honestv will enter into that 
L Decide that question and then 
amount aside as God's portion for 
ision work. Hold it sacred. No 

more think of taking it for your own use 
than you would of taking money from a 
neighbor's purse. 

Second : Give to God for this work, as 
for all his work which you support, the 
first part of your earnings and increase. 
Pay him before you pay any other obliga- 
tion. You owe him first. To pay God 
second, or to give to him what is left after 
all temporal needs and wants have been 
supplied or gratified, is generally to rob G^. 

The third principle to be mentioned u, 
give regvlarly and sytiemaUcally, This 
is emphasised in I Cor. 16: 2, and can be 
done best, easiest and with most joy and 
worship fay giving each Lord's Day the 
amount which has been agreed upon as 
your weekly offering to the work of missions. 
Not to give regularly and systematically is 
not to treat Grod fairly, as not to give pro- 
portionately b not to treat him honestly. 

Fourth: Give directly. Lay your gift 
upon the altar as your direct contribution 
to the kingdom of the Master. This will 
assist. It will help to make of you a 
prayerful, careful, conscientious giver to 
missions, and nought is more needed in our 
church membership today. Do not de- 
pend upon the bazar, the chicken dinner, 
the runmiage sale and the like to raise and 
provide money for the work of the King. It 
is to his reproach, and not to our credit. 

And remember,' finally, that since 
** money is the stored potentiality of one's 
self," his life's forces and energies, it must 
follow that when the Christian man lays 
a dollar on God's altar, it represents a part 
of his very life. In other words, the life's 
energy and consecration represented in the 
offering made is, under the blessing of God, 
used in the saving of men. It would seem 
that this thought would make the privilege 
of giving to missions the greatest and most 
glorious of the Christian life. 







that $500 
invested in 
tithe literature 
would do more to 
fill missionary 
treasuries and 
bring the world 
to Christ than 
$5,000 spent in 
missionary liter- 
ature. Tithe 
literature con- 
tinually recog- 
nizes missionary 

conditions, although the duty of tithing does 
not depend upon these conditions. 

Missionary literature continually ignores 
Grod's financial plan, while the very life of 
our missionary hopes largely depends upon 
it. I cannot reconcile the fact that money 
is so much needed and that Grod has 
made his own financial plan so plain, with 
the fact that our great societies will spend 
their time and money in teaching the de- 
mands of mission fields to the exclusion of 
God's method of supply. 

We consider ourselves as belonging to 
this great business of the King and we 
deeply regret the shadows that hover over 
the financial department. We desire the 
world evangelized more than anything else 
on earth. Our hearts are bound up in our 
missionary societies. A little part of every 
day we are doing something toward their 
support and our greatest grief is that the 
secretaries as well as other Baptist leaders 
are not keeping pace in this great and vital 
church problem with a few leaders of whom 
we know in other denominations. 

Of course we need more money. Bap- 
tists have had fairly to l)e forced into 
mission lines from the beginning, and it 
looks as though they must be forced into 
tithe-paying study before the open fields 


This is an abstract from a letter received 
recently from a faithful worker in a western 
church. That sufficient emphasis has not 
in the past been laid upon proportionate 
giving by individuals must be acknowl- 
edged. The writer speaks plainly on the 
subject, and although her words are 
directed particularly to the Secretaries, we 
believe they have a message for every 
Christian, so publish them in this place. — 
The Editor. 

can be suf 
God is 81 
opening ou 
to money 
for a pur 

business re 
haste." "^ 
this cam[ 
for tithes a 
family belc 
a two yes 
tithe circle 
has givei 
beneficence this mission year nearly 
times as much as the same compa 
people ever did, in one year, befoi 
circle was organized. The Missi 
Union has received its share of this inc 
When we are taught to pay (not give) 
and taught that the local church 
" storehouse,** then, and not till thei 
our missionary societies be able to dc 
part in world evangelization. 

The laity is shy of this work and 
rebel; but verily they are more will: 
be led than those occupying official 
tions are willing to lead, and yet (st 
but true) a larger percentage of these 
officials believe in these truths and pr 
but do not teach them, than is the pe 
age of tithe believers among the laity 
We have received a letter asking f< 
money. There is no suggestion in i 
" God*s portion " would satisfy to 
flowing all present missionary dem 
Our Missionary Union should be 
ceiver of tithe moneys from every noi 
church and not a beggar for offerings 
a selected number of individuals. 

Christian stewardship is pleasantei 
tithes to many, but the tithe mu 
prominent in the stewardship stu 
results are brought forth. 





WORLD " meeting, in the course 
' which the membe» will each give 
)ieoe of recent missionary news, the 
ies being divided among the 


Biap ** meeting, centered on a large, 
nade map of the world. Mission 
I given, and at each item the leader 
ftce a colored star upon the coimtiy 
ch the item relates, 
living Heroes " meeting, made up 
xmnts of missionary heroes and 
» still alive. 

Good Physician " meeting, consist^ 
accounts of medical missions, 
itive Converts *' meeting, made up 
dents in the lives of native converts. 
Biission School " meeting, consist^ 
F accounts of missionary common 
I, academies, colleges, and semi- 
Generosity '* meeting, to consider the 
m of money and missions. 
' Pentecost *' meeting, made up of 
Its of the remarkable revivals on 
Q fields. 

" Board " meeting, consisting of 
lation about your denominational 
I. — Canadian Epworth Era, 


B of our faithful workers writes as 
allows about the new Orient Picture 
I and Prayer Cycle: 

the Orient Picture Stories a very happy 
t for interesting children. The Prayer 
n its new form ou^i^ht to interest a larffe 
Q systematic pravcr for our great work. 
am get our people to praying I have no 
Knit the giving. 

e you seen these and our other new 
are ? Hundreds are using the Prayer 
and the demand for the Orient 
e Stories has already necessitated 
r edition of some of the pictures. 
ribe for the Prayer Cycle — ten 
— and introduce the Orient Picture 
I into your Sunday school. It will 
se the interest amazingly. 



npHE RoA$der Baptist Monthly, pub- 
^ lished in the interests of the Baptists of 
Rochester, N. Y., published in a recent 
number letters from several missionaries 
who are graduates of Rochester Theological 
Seminary, with their portraits. Here is an 
excellent suggestion for keeping before the 
churches the men and women who have 
gone from them to the front. The plan 
could be adapted for use elsewhere. 


T^ID you know that $800 will pay the 
^^ salary of a missionary family the first 
year? In some fields it takes more than 
this, however, and there are other expenses 
connected with their going and their first 
year's service, for exam[de, the cost of 
their passage, about 9000, the rent of their 
house,' the salary of a teacher, etc. If you 
want some specific object for your mission- 
ary gift, here are some suggestions. Con- 
nect yourself or your church in this definite 
way with one of the new missionaries who 
wiU go out next fall. Write to the Rooms 
about it. 



TPHE Sunday school of the Second 
■* Baptist Church of Rochester, N. Y., 
in introducing the study of missions, is 
arranging for every teacher to have the 
MissiONART Magazine, the school paying 
for the subscriptions where necessary. 
It is planned to make use of both the Mis- 
sionary Lights and the general reading 
matter. A copy of ** Hints and Helps for 
the Sunday School " has been sent to 
every superintendent in. the association. 


/^NE pastor is trying the plan of having 
^^ " Red Letter Days " for missions in 
hb church. One day in each quarter is 
specially set apart for prayer, study and gifts 
for world-wide missions in their relation to 
that particular church and congr^iation. 





ATTENTION was called last month 
to the summer conferences of the 
Young People's Missionary Move- 
ment, to be held as follows: 

Lake Geneva, Wis., June 25-July 3. 

Silver Bay Sunday School Conference, 
July 1«-18. 

Silver Bay General Conference, July 19- 

Immediate application was urged, inas- 
much as we are allowed but 50 delegates 
at the Silver Bay Sunday School Confer- 
ence, and 100 at the Silver Bay General 
Conference, while the attendance at Lake 
Greneva is limited by the capacity of the 

We cannot promise that all who apply 
can be appointed. We want delegates to 
be well distributed geographically, in order 
to give us trained and enthusiastic leaders 
in every part of the country, and we want 
those who are naturally best qualified for 
leadership. Other things being equal, 
those who apply first will be given the 


1. Young men, either pastors or la3rmen, 
or young women, are desired as delegates, 
who are between twenty and forty years 
of age and who are intelligently in S3rm- 
pathy with missionaiy work in Sunday 
schools and among the young of all ages. 
At least one half the Baptist delegates 
should be young men. 

2. Only those can be admitted as dele- 
gates who have a 'growing passion for the 
work of missions and who desire to honor 
God by their personal service in helping 
to work out the great problems of missions. 
The period of the summer conference 
rightly brings physical, mental and spiritual 
refreshment to delegates; yet persons who 
wish to spend most or all of the time during 
the conference for the usual vacation pur- 
poses should not apply. 


8. Only those, should apply who a^ 
willing to do active work during the comicz 
year in teaching at least one IoobI or nom^^ 
mission study class. 

4. The subject of missions in the Sund ^ 
school will receive unusual attention duri ^e 
the coming year; and delegates of 
siderable experience in Sunday 8ch< 
work are desired. Persons holding 
tions of responsibility in state and dbtrHi 
organizations of Sunday schools and yotm^m 
people's societies are especially needed 
delegates. Delegates should be of sibJE 
cient maturity and natural ability to pro]|[:> 
gate ideas and promote better mission^sa. 
methods and organization among otlm 
churches than those of which they flk 

Pastors and others who are inierestc 
should inquire immediately as to wlu 
steps have been taken to have their churo 
or young people's society represented, ars* 
if nothing has been done the matter shou J< 
be taken up vigorously at once. Write f^3 
day for prospectus, application blank aiM-^ 
other information to Rev. John M. Moor^ 
Box 41, Boston, Mass. 


The following letter illustrates what th- 
Forward League is intending to do and i^ 
actually accomplishing among the thought - 
ful young people of our churches who ar^ 
unable to work at the field end of the mis ^ 
sionary problem, but who are willing t(^ 
devote themselves, just as definitely to th^ 
home end of the work. 

PHILADELPmA, April 9, 190^ 

Dear Mr. Moore: Herewith I am sendin^^ yo^ 
my card for enrolment in ** The Forward 
I.«eague *' and assure you that it has not bee^ 
signed thoughtlessly nor hastily. It has lor^ 
been a dream of mine that we might have son^ 
such organization or league of those who mi^-' 
stay at home and yet who are ^jving themselv^ 
earnestly to missionary work m various fon^^ 
as they may be able to do. But idien it caiT9* 




dtdj ngniiig such a pledge as this card 
r, I felt that I must not do it unless I 
)e willing to face the whole cjuestion in- 
ind be reaUy ready to go, if it were ever 
! for me to do so; on the other^ hand I 
en brought to see that it sometimes re- 
u mudi hercMsm to stidc definitely to 
lupote to do missionary wmrk here at 
id not be drawn awav by the allurements 
It us oat be temntea to give up because 
indifference of Cnristians in general, as 
to lotve all and go to a foreign land. 
iS I shall reoeiTe divine help, I have 
the question and here is my card. 
Veiy truly yours. 


young people of the four Boston 
.tioDs have been giving enthusiastic 
les to Mr. John M. Moore, the new 
\xj of the Forward Movement, these 
ictmy rallies being held in the First, 
» Plain; Stoughton Street, Dor- 
'; First, Melrose; and Old Cam- 
Baptist churches. 

ndlies were all well attended, 
esulied in many signing cards, 
Ing a desire to enter mission 

classes. Forward League cards 
ilso signed by many, who, by so 
pledged themselves to a continuous 
'hole-hearted devotion to the mis- 
f enterprise at home and abroad. 
I a matter of remark that Secretary 

enters upon his work with large 
I which he ably presents and har- 
to practical methods. 
tors Hazlewood and Witter, asso- 
lal secretaries, home and foreign, 
I and missionaries assisted at these 
, but to Mr. Moore was given the 
r portion of each session to announce 
ong platform and draw the reins on 

mission study daases, the Silver Bay Con- 
ference and the Forward League. 


'CX)R some time the Baptist Young 
'- People's Unicm of Philadelphia and 
vicinity have held regular monthly mis- 
sionary meetings. A conmiittee chooses 
topics best adapted to conditions of the 
fidd and then this committee, with others, 
are asked to make out programs on the 
topics. Emphasis is laid on the fact that 
the variouB ports are to be given in the 
speaker's own words and not read. 

Christian Endeavor societies are also 
doing the same work, though using the 
topics suggested by the Christian Endeavor 

We append a sample program: 


1. Fhiyer for the many races of Burma. 

2. Bjmn, " Tdl It Out Among the Nations." 
8. Scripture, Acts 15. Paul's pieadiing to the 


4. Ten minute talk by the leader on the differ- 

ent peoples of Burma. "Among the 
Burmans,*' by Cochrane. 

5. Upon, " Over the Ocean Wave." 

6. Five minute talk on " Establishing a New 

Station." " In the Tiger Jungle," pages 

7. Five minute talk on "Gospel Preach- 

ing Tours." "In the 1^ Jungle," 
pages 100-105 

8. Hvmn. 

9. The Present Great Movements in Burma. 

(a) Ko San Ye — five minutes. Leaflet, 
"Ko San Ye "(5 cents). 

(6) The Revival at Kengtun^. Five min- 
utes. Leaflets," The Revival at Keng- 
tunjf " and " Cutting the Cords." 

10. The CaU from Bunna. Missionary Maga- 

zine, May, 1906, page 193. 

11. Offering. 


pratkr and scripture reading. 

Translators of the Bible. 

1. In Burma. Pp. 218, 219. 

8. In Assam. Pp. 210, 220. 

SoiOB Work Accomplished. 

1. In Burma. Pp. 218, 219. 

8. In Assam. Pp. 219. 220. 

T^E Two Chinese Versions. Pp. 22 1 , 

PiONKEB Colporteurs in Germany. 

Pp. «««, 223. 

VI. What THE Bible Sociehes are Doing. 
Pp. 223. 224. 

VII. How A Bible CoMME.vrARY is Made. 
P. 220. 

VlII. Some Needs. 

1. In Burma. P. 219. 

2. In Germany. P. 223. 

IX. Prayer: 

For Translators, Distributers and 
Readers of the Bible. 





Lesson X. Exodus 12:21-30. June 9 

The Passover 

Medical Ifissions the Modem Passover 

And the children of Inmel went and did so; ai the 
Lord commanded Moses and Aaron* so did they. Vs. 

TPHE last enemy that shall be destroyed 
-* is death. TTie mystery of pain and 
disease is not yet solved; nevertheless, 
Christ is the Saviour of the body, and the 
time is coming when the creation shall be 
delivered from the bondage of corruption. 
Heathenism corrupts body and soul; 
Christ redeems bodi. Some of the inci- 
dents reported by our medical missionaries 
seem almost as marvelous as the story of 
the Passover, when Israel was saved in the 
midst of death by obeying, the command of 
Grod. Cholera is the great scourge of 
many heathen lands. Both ignorance and 
religious superstition increase its deadly 
effects. *' I was called," said one mission- 
ary, *' to attend some cholera patients. 
The village native physician had given 
orders to keep all doors and windows closed, 
and not to sweep or clean the houses. The 
conditions may be imagined." Nevertheless 
the missionary doctor does not hesitate. 
** Cholera came," wrote Dr. Timpany, of 
India, a few years ago, " as I never saw it 
before, and people were dying all about us 
in scores. People came to us from far and 
near for help, and three preachers and 
myself were busy night and day with the 
sick and dying. We could not let the 
cholera-stricken people die without help, 
and so we stopped our general medical 
work, and devoted all our time to famine 
relief and the care of cholera patients. In 
this wav we were able to treat fully 500 
cases, with a very small percentage of loss. 
As a result of this we have made manv new 
and good friends. The medical work has 
certainly helped the general mission work 
ver}' much. It has made a name for itself, 
and through it we have gained the respect 
of the people, so that the gospel is received 
and we are welcomed everywhere.'* 

In Siam our medical missionary', Dr. 
Adamsen, has reduced the death-rate from 


smallpox from 10,000 a year to 
small number. In a true and bless 
Christ is giving life instead of deatl 
whole creation. 

Lesson XI. Exodus 14 : lS-27. J 

IsraeTs Escape from Egypt 
The Pillar of Cloud and Ligl 

And it came between the camp of the Em 
the camp of Israel; and it was a dond and 
to them, but it gave light by night to these. 

nnUE heathen world has never be^ 
^ ing with longing diesire to reo 
light of the gospel. It has often 
to those who need it more like d 
than light, so perverted is their 
Even today there are many places w! 
entrance of the gospel is opposed, 
do you come here to destroy our gi 
their worship ? " the people soi 
ask our missionaries; and sometin 
go further than that, and under 
drive away the messengers. " W 
first went to Hanamakonda," at 
J. S. Timpany, " we were jeered 
even had filth thrown at us when i 
to preach in the streets, and it was n 
the people had been helped by the : 
work that we found a welcome in th< 
of the village, and our message wa 
without opposition." 

Even when the people accept the 
there are often hardships connects 
breaking away from heathenism wl 
unknown to us. ** You will rem< 
writes Dr. F. W. Goddard, of Shf 
China, '* that I said that about om 
of the population of this city is eng 
making paper money used in id< 
practises. What shall one of that < 
when he becomes a Christian 
Chinese pastor has helped a few ; 
learn the trade of making Turkish 
which are considerablv used here, 
which the daily wage is fair. Rec 
number of church members have pi 
forming a company to purchase ma 
and rent a building, put one of the i 
who knows the trade in charge, and 



ploy 03 many Christians as care to come 
: and work." WhMi we consider some of 

tbe perpleidiig problems of mission fields, 
it adds to the marrcl of that power of the 
Spirit which reveals the gospel aa the pillar 
o! light, leading the nations to the promised 

Lesson Xn. Review. June 23 

She Found "Nice Folks " 

L^OR the missionary point on the review 
lesson, bring out the fact that knowl- 
edge of tie world's'great need of the gospel 
is not su£Bcient in itself to make the church 
flf Christ obedi- 
ent to the Mas- 
ter's Great Com- 
Mission. To 
"hat knowledge 
■oust be added 

'elt in hia heart 
'or the suffering 
"nd need of 
"Urnanity. That 
'* the spring from 
*hich flows 
^levotion to the 
■^ause of mis- 
sions in all its 
Phases; that 
alone will con- 
'"lUe to draw 
.K<>o<i mission- 
J^««tothe field: 
'^'^^^t ftlone will 
*^H forth the gen- 

stand it, I know, because I could not before 
we came to India. But difSculties all 
seem to vanish when we think of the 
privilege of being here. There is a deep 
satisfaction with your life that thrills your 
being, that makes you love to pray and re- 
joice that God really is at the head, and 
equal to it, too. And the people's need 
— how they do need us, and how they 
dread to see us go! May God bless you 
and help you not to be wearied with this 
letter, but make you full of joy instead, 
because you were bom in a Christian 
land, and yet <^n help the Master 

Lesson Xm. 



Temperance Lei- 

LY helpful- 
ness is the first, 
the noblesi, the 
fruit of genuine 
Christia ■ 




V^*^ s support wh ieh n: 

work must linve, 

~,^"- IS to be continued and strengthened. 

•!« past year has beenoneof great Icmporol 

P*"**aperily, and many hundreds have united 

.? tie study of missions. Yet as a whole 

^^ devotion of the churches to this ftreal 

,^^Se has not been sirenglhened. because 

^^ fcave failed to feel, to svinpathiw. as well 

7? Xo know. How this feeling transforms 

^*^ disciple of Christ is well shown in this 

^Sing part of a letter from one of our 

"^"ssionaries : " I am alone, so far as white 

r^'^ple are concerned, but it does not seem 

"^« being alone, because so many, nmny 

"**ie folks are here. You cannot under- 



Even Buddhism 
at its best is 
iiUcrly selfish — 
" the cold conso- 
lation of the doctrine of Buddha," as it has 
been called, the "something hard, slern and 
invincible," which the sensilive, poetic 
Lafcadio Hearn found underneath the ex- 
quisite beauty anil daintiness of Japan, 
which had charmed bin) at first. 

And so it often happens that some per- 
sonal kindness or help is the means of 
(ipeninR the door of the heart to the frospel. 
This is especially Ihe case in connection 
witli the work of our medical missions. 
" All classes and ages," s.avs Dr. Leeds, 
of Ilsipaw, Burma, "are reached through 
the medical work. It is a power in level- 
ing prejudice and opposition, and a great 


arm of help in teaching in a practical man- 
ner with Uie open hand of love the true 
interest God has in hunianity. No apology 
is needed for medical missions; our authori- 
zation comes from the Master himself." 

Just one or two particular instances will 
illustrate this. Dr. Johnson, of Loikaw, 
Burma, says, " I once went to the village of 
a Karen chief; he sent for me to treat him 
medically. I was able to give him relief, and 
he was grateful, and paid me well. He is 
the most wealthy and powerful of the Red 
Karen chiefs. I think no other missionary 
has ever visited him. He seemed quite 
inclined to receive a teacher into his village; 
he is quite willing that his people should 
receive teachers." 

Speaking of a cholera epidemic at Nel- 
lore, Miss Grerow wrote, " For the past five 
months th^jre have been calls every day to 
help the stricken ones. We found helpers, 
too, among the native Christians who are 
not in medical work. Cholera strikes 
terror to the hearts of the people, and the 
fact that Christians were ready to help 
made a great impression upon the Moham- 
medans and Hindus, and made them think 
our religion must be better than theirs." 

I>EssoN I. Exodus 16: 1-15. July 7 

God Feeds Israel in the Wilderness 
In the Days of Famine 

And Moses said unto them. This is the bread which 
the Lord hath given you to eat. Vs. 15 

¥ VENTURE to say that if you should 
*■ ask some of our older Telugu Chris- 
tians what man is like Moses, they would 
answer, " John E. Clough," or whatever 
that name is in the Telugu language. The 

story of the great famine of 1876-78 ha . 

never been fully told, because 
cannot reveal it. But in Mrs. Clough 
brief sketch of Dr. Clough's life we 
some hints of the conditions in those da; 
of famine. *' In order to provide food f 
the starving in his district," says ? 
Clough, " he took a contract from t 
Indian Crovemment for digging three miL^^ 
of the Buckingham Canal. He had 
village of palm-leaf huts built and w^^ I 
dug, and to this camp he invited all w!1:m< 
could come and work. There were S,004 
there all the time, many coming and goiKi^ 
Dr. Clough 's staff of preachers, thirty^ ix 
number, were his overseers. Each ^^ 
responsible for a company of 100 digg^ 
and became acquainted with them. If 
any sat down for a short rest, the preadfte>r 
joined them, and heard of the scatter^ed 
families and those who had died. Eveij 
evening they preached in the encampment. 
Never were those words, * Come unto me 
all ye that labor and are heavy laden,' 
and others like them, more in place. Thej 
sank into the minds of the listeners, not 
only as balm, but as the seed for futus^ 
fruitful harvest. While the famine lasted 
none were baptized, but when it was ov^^ 
Dr. Clough found a multitude waiting fo' 
him. He told them he had no more mone-^ 
to give. They cried, *We do not want hfAf^ 
By the blisters on our hands we can pror^ 
to you that we have worked, and will coiu 
tinue. But if the next crop fail, we shal 
die. We want to die as Christians. Bap 
tize us therefore! ' *' He could not refus* 
and thus, as of old, the time of fami? 
was the way of opening the storehouse 
food for the body, and the bread of I 
for the soul. 




To Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Fer^ison, a 
'^niiffhter. Mary Reed Ferguson, March 


Professor and Mrs. J. H. Randal^ 
Rangoon, Burma, at San Francisc 
March .3. 


V. G. G. Crozier, M.D., from^Tura, 

kjssam, at Oakland, Cal., March 22. 

.- G. F. Hatcher, from Rangoon, 

^unna, at Oakland, Cal., March 22. 

V. F. H. EvELETH, D.D., and Mrs. 

*Iveleth, from Insein, Burma, at Boston, 

Lpril 7. 

LS. Joseph Paul and three children, 

rom North Lakhimpur, Assam, at New 


li will rejoice to hear that Mrs. C. H. 
Fisher is greatly improved in health 
i is now much stronger than at any time 
ce her return to the field. 

The outlook at Mongnai, Burma, is very 
:?ouraging, and Dr. Gibbens, who has 
in transferred to that station from Keng- 
ig, will have a splendid field in which 
labor. The native workers are ready 
jive him hearty welcome and to join with 
1 in carrying out plans for forward 

Bnr. AND Mrs. E. E. Silliman, of Narsa- 
Si>petta, South India, have suffered a 
ire loss in the death of their baby, 
ty Elizabeth, whose brief life on earth 
^d February 21. Their older child 
been seriously ill, but at last reports 
^ improving, and they hope for her' 
^plete recovery. 

Pacific Grove, California, a movement 
was formed composed of students for the 
ministry, called ** The Student Recruits 
for the Christian Ministry." A declara- 
tion card is used similar to that of the 
Student Volunteer Movement. The new 
organization is strongly missionary, many 
student volunteers being instrumental in 
its formation. 

Rev. O. Hanson, of Bhamo, Burma, is 
doing a most important work in the prepara- 
tion of literature in the Kachin language. 
He lias just completed a dictionary in 
Kachin, which has not yet been printed, 
and he hopes this year to see published 
the third edition of the Kachin catechism. 
The eagerness which the people manifest 
for such books is very encouraging to the 

With sorrow we record the death in 
Chicago, March 16, of Mrs. Lucy Ann 
Knowlton, widow of Miles Justice BjiowI- 
ton, at the advanced age of eighty-two 
years. Mr. and Mrs. Bjiowlton were 
among the earlier Baptist missionaries in 
China, being designated to Ningpo in 1853, 
where they labored for over twenty years. 
After Mrs. Knowlton *s return to this coun- 
try, during the remainder of her long life, 
she kept in closest touch with world-wide 
missions, to which she ever gave her in- 
terest and her prayers. 

^^NE of our devoted missionaries recently 
t to the treasurer his offering of $100. 
lias had unusual expenses, due to illness 
tiis family, but knowing our " anxiety 
:^^«gard to the debt and hoping to make 
little less," he has sent this gift. Would 
^ more in the home land, out of their 
*ndance, might learn to give in like 

At the recent conference of college 
»\ing Men's Christian Associations at 

Rev. W. a. S. Sharp, of Pyinmana, Bur- 
ma, accompanied his wife and children as 
far as Shanghai on their homeward journey, 
thus obtaining a much needed rest and the 
inspiration of the Morrison Centenary 
meetings which he had the opportunity to 
attend. The last year at Pyinmana has 
been a peculiarly trying one because of the 
plague which has raged there for some time. 
For two months there were from four to 
eight funerals daily, the native pastor's 
wife and many of the pupils in the school 
being among the victims. 





Tub Mohammedan World OF Today. Edited 
by S. M. Zwemer, F.R.G.S., E. M. Wheny, 
D.D., and J. L. Barton, D.D. 302 pages. 
lUustrated. New York: F. H. Revell Co. 

This is one of the most valuable missionarv 
books that have appeared in recent months. 
It consists of nineteen papers on various 
phases of Mohammedanism, which were 
read at the Cairo Conference on behalf of 
the Mohammedan world, held last April. 
Each chapter is by a different author, the 
Moslem situation in the several countries 
being presented in a readable way and in 
words of authority. The book is well il- 
lustrated by photographs, maps and charts, 
and is of especial value just at the present 
time in bringing trustworthy statements 
regarding this greatest of all mission prob- 
lems to those at home whose attention is 
being turned toward Islam as a mighty 
missionary opportunity. 

The Haystack Centennial. Boston : Ameri- 
can Board of Commissioners for Fo;«i|i^ 
Missions. Illustrated. 364 pages. Pnce 
$1.20 net. ' 

In this report of their ninety -seventh 
annual meeting and of the exercises con- 
nected with the centennial anniversary of 
the haystack prayer meeting the American 
Board have put into permanent form a 
record which is of value, not only to Con- 
gregationalists, but to all American Chris- 
tians. Full report is given of the addresses, 
which were reiparkable, both from their 
own quality and from the unusual list of 
those who delivered them. The book is 

attractively printed And bound, and is 
adorned by several excellent pictures 
fittingly illustrating the events and scenes 
of the meeting. 

Conference on the Sunday School and^ 
Missions. New York: Young People's 
Missionarv Movement. Illustrated. 99pages» 
Paper. Price 50 cents. 

This is a complete report of the conference 
held at Silver Bav, July 17-19, 1906. It 
contains the complete program, the min- 
utes and resolutions and a verbatim report 
of the addresses and discussions in what 
was really an epoch-making gathering. 
It is full of practical suggestions, and is 
well worth the price. A notable feature 
is an extended bibliography of missionary 
books suitable for a Sunday school library,, 
besides others of great value to teachers. 

A Passion Flower. By Lucy W. Waterbury 
(Mrs. H . W. Peabody) . Illuminated in color. 
Paper. Price 'i5 cents. 

This is an earnest appeal to the individual 
Christian bowed down with a great sorrow, 
as well as to the Christian Church, to enter 
into the fellowship of Christ's sufferings 
and reach out in practical, loving sym- 
pathy and helpfulness to the multitudes 
who have never heard the gospel message 
of resurrection, hope and cheer. While it 
was an especially appropriate Easter gift, 
the thought conveyed is always timely. 
Orders can be sent to the Literature De- 
partment, Woman's Baptist Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society, Ford Building, Boston. 




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chr« Mid b»<iuaath to Tbb AianiGAN Baptut Musioif abt Umoif 

doUan for the innpoaet of thm Union, m qpedfitd in thm Aot of Ineorpontion. 

ilnp diraot my ezeeutor (or ezeeuton) to pay Mid ram to thm T t mm xn t ai Mid Union, taldng hii 
mor nitUn • months iftOT my 


sriM to Tbb Ambbzgan Baptut MnnoMABT Uxiob one oertain lot of land 
deaoribe tho pramiaea with aractnaai and partitfolarity) to ha hald 



f oravar, for tha inirpaaaa qpadfiad m the Aot of 


, widi to ha srour own azeeutor. tha Minii 

, wian to oa srour own azeeutor. tna MiMonanr unton wui raoatra as any tima raei 
a and pay a reaaonabla intaraat dniing lif a. Tha bond of tha Miarionary Union ia 
ObRoapondanea upon thia mattar ahookl ba anrtraaMrt to tha T^Mwnrar. 

Union wflj no^hra at any time aoeh soma ao sroa may 



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Land the followincabbrevUtlona are oaed: C. B. for «*¥. P. & C. B?*: aU. fbr ««aT.P.U.";ch. 
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; t. a. lor •'toward aopport of"; amo. for •'anodatlon"; H. L. M. for •^ Honorary Ufa Member." 

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S8 65 

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1 memory of 

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for wk. at 
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Bangor, Ist ch 

Bangor, 2d ch. 

Wajrne ch 

St. George, Ist ch 

Spruce Head, Union 

S. S • 

Waterville. Mrs. Elisa- 
beth B. Foster, in 

memory of John 

Barton Foster 

Waterville, 1st ch 

Gary oh 

Freeport C. E 

Freeport Society 

Hallowell, 1st en 

Great Works ch 

Charleston, Nathan 


Dover A Foxcroft ch. . 

Presque Isle C. E 

Weetbrook ch 

West brook C. E 

Sedgwick ch 

Jay S. S., for Gospel 


Jay en 

Jay, Misses Nash & 

Whittier, for Loikaw. 
SkowheRan, Mrs. Helen 

S. Coburn ......... 

Skowhegan, Louise H. 


Skowhegan, Bethany 


Skowhegan, Bethany 

C. E 

Skowhei^an, Bethany 

ch., fnends 

Skowhegan, 1st ch.. . . 

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Augusta, ist ch 

Yarmouth oh 

E. Sumner ch 

Buckfield ch 

Jefferson, Ist oh 

Pasaadumkeag ch 

Garibou eh. 

$2 00 Milo, a friend 

Lebanon * N. Berwiok 

9 $1 oh. 

89 60 Lebanon AN. Berwiok 

7 60 B.8 

45 96 8. Berwiok oh. 

6 06 SIdneoreh 

124 00 Woodfforda. H. L. 8kU- 


200 00 Fairfield, Ist eh 

22 00 Fairfield, 1st 8. S 

45 72 Lewiston, 1st eh 

7 80 Canton oh 

8 00 Brewer, Ist ch 

Brewer, 1st 8. S 

2 00 Camden, Chestnut St. 


Harrington ch. 

Biddeford, 1st oh 

25 00 BlueHilloh 

116 00 Ellsworth oh 

1 50 Windsor ch 

45 00 Turner ch 

30 57 Dover & Foxcroft ch . . 
6 00 Rockland, Alsina L. 

1 65 Crio 

Lincoln Asso. Quar- 
10 00 terly meeting 

14 64 Hancock Asso 

3 39 Blue Hill ch 

10 00 E. Blue Hill ch 

2 50 KBlueHUl Y. P 

20 00 Sedgwick oh 

Manset ch 

4 86 Surry ch 

5 00 Lamoine ch 

Brooklin ch 

5 00 Parkman ch 

Old Town ch 

100 00 Parsonfield, I. A. Bow- 


100 00 Auburn, Court St. ch.. 

Auburn, Court St. Y. 

8 00 P.. for the station 


5 50 Waterville, Capt. Har- 
old Leon Pepper. . . 
100 00 E. Machias ch 

3 23 Acton, Ist ch 

5 00 Charleston. Free Tem- 

12 50 pie ch 

55 00 Lee oh 

8 15 Hudson Mem'l ch 

15 85 Kenduskeag oh., for 

18 00 wk. in Japan 

44 42 Tenant's Harbor oh.. . 

$1 60 
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3 54 

1 68 
120 00 

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4 03 
89 10 
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fi. AiaoaUnk Q 'y iD«t- 

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Amity eh 3, SB 

Ludlowch. 4 00 

fonM City sh., t. ■. 

S.R.VmMD 2 40 

Tartmt dly Y. P.. tor 

do. 3 79 

Aubnni, Court St. A.. 6 00 

Top^undi 28 12 

E. WiDlhTOD eh 3 00 

Bnmnriek.Baruadi.. 8 07 

Belirsdecl) 1 00 

FI. Furfialrl, J. F. 

HopkiDHin 12 00 

W.Sidnoy eh 3 18 

8. Puna Y. P » SO 

■Wftldoboro. lit <h.. 

lorvk, in China G 00 

mW HAHPSBISE, Si 3T6 84 

New Boston ch t26 00 

Antrimcb 48 00 

Anlrim. a friend, for 

Capii h«piia], 0. 

J. C. Robbina B 00 

Bradfoid. lit ah 31 58 

Wlllon, Un. Corddia 

Bholdoa 6 00 

HopldQtoD, l»t eh 20 00 

CoDcord. imteb S 00 

ConiKird, lat S. 8. 10 78 

CoDoord, S. A. HowB, 

for hospiUl, 0. J. C. 

Robbing B 00 

Conoord, Pleuant St. 

oh ao 00 

Now London, In S. E., 10 00 

Hewliondon. IMch.. , S5 8G 
N»w London, Wuvide 

Chapel S 00 

Humney ch 7 80 

Sumney C. E 7 00 

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™ S 00 

Eiatec. lat oh. 73 00 

Enter, lat C. E T 00 

Eiet«r, lai B. S.. 

Loyal SoldieiB 2 60 

Beana. let «h 65 01 

£eene C. E., lor wk. 

in India 2 75 

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N. Sutton, latch 2S 00 

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Newton eh 7 00 

QoHstowDoh S 35 

Hinadale. lit ch 3 00 

Hiiudale, lai cb^Dea- 


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Amhenl oh. ..-..-.,. 8 77 

Lakepart. lat ob 11 34 

Lebanon, latch 3S AO 

UancheelDr. Graee N. 

Cilberl, t. wk. of 

A. E. Caraon 3S 00 

Concord, Rev, * Mm. 

W. T. R™, t. B. 

n. D., 0. J.^. Han- 

oah 35 00 

Someranurth eh SO 

SoDwraworth Y. P 4 80 

Strathamch 6 00 

Wilton, Un. Catherine 

Fowler 1 00 

Wilton, MlsB Maria L. 

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E. Washing on oh 1 00 

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eh 81 81 

Hancbeater, M o r r i ■ 40 00 

"" ih.... 22 70 

Ppleibamch 12 50 

Troy, let eb 26 25 

Troy, IsiC.E 4 31 

Berlinch.*S.S 7 00 

S. Hampton oh 8 04 

Nashua Crown Hill 

ch 33 84 

Naahua, let ch., t. a. 

H.I.Uarshall 300 00 

Notihwood. H, B. Mdi- 

ahall 2 00 

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JjBhlB, for hoepital, 

p. J.C. Robbina.... 8 71 

PenMook. JbI ch aa 13 

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Btralfotdcb 44 28 

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Lanawell 35 00 

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oh ig 23 

Dover, Coilral Ave. 

B.S 8 93 

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Y.P 3 00 

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Plaiatow, A Do F. 

Palmei 6 00 

Plaiitow eh 64 33 

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W. Swaniey oh 2 2fl 

9. Lyndeboro ch 10 00 

S. Lyndeboro S. S 1 50 


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I'aiHai ch 13 00 

FaJrfai Y. P 12 80 

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S, S. Hobiusoo 3 00 

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Brnttlebora, iBt cb..,. 124 13 

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Gltniooewr'.'Chjipei Bt', 

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N. Aduu, V. A. Whit- 

N«w B«lfonl, l*t ab. . 
WolUrton, l«t sh., t. ■. 


ChHlMton, litsh... 

Hill a E., (or Hakm 


ntUlMd litB.S 

Pltttfiddl II<n^D(- 

Piltificld. Morninc- 

N. Grsftan cl 

itB. U.,, 

Lawrence, Zd cl 

NorthuDPton eh.. Mrs. 

Study ttatt, 
Bev'eriy. lat ch 

S6 00 
iS 00 

DightoD. in S. _ . ._. 
wk. or Copt. Bickel 

EOO 00 DiahtflD. lit S. S 

DiSbWB, let eh-. . . . 

25 00 Mi^^^oto', Canini 

Ammbary. MaAM St. 

BoUmTb. a, P 

Needham, IM eh. 

Mndluun, in eh., 


HuihWd, Kbrth 8. 


Hardi^d, North eb.. 

S 42 
13 00 
170 00 

25 00 

£14 38 
10 00 

GKenGpId, 1 
Wain ch. . . . 
Wales ch.. 

s'^BSiica . 

1 M 


M 00 

87 40 
000 DO 

Haplawood oh, 

'", C. E., (or 

. J. a 



BrocddlDa Y. P.. for 

honiital, 0. J. C. 



Dwlbwi. 2d eh., S. 8., 


GbelDUford, Central 


N. Billerloa a B 

ITorida, J. H. Bisfer 
& family, lor «k. at 


N. AdaniiV Min' P.' S. 

Beeket.^iB ' Marthi 

Woroester. Dewey St. 
C. E., for RangooD, 

W. Bonperville Y. P., 
for KawB llA 

N. AlHnffton ch.... . . . 

WaVefioTdY. P 


S. Medford Bible 

aSSSti^A. _ 

SMaiSii.:: iS 
ESSWi!.'^::: liS 

inadM*. M eb.. . . It n 

BroSESa, tti'Al.'.'.'.'. ein 

28 00 Wait 


BwlftnU Korth 

Ijoaji'piaiaO^E.'.'. '.'.'. 
Tynncham eh. 

49 40 Tynncbm 

22 3S Provii 


IS 00 

71 rt 

PrDvideDce, Brand) 


Frovidenoe, Blenrt 

Providenee. L Robin- 

Providence, Hn. Sia- 

Piovidmce, Broad- 


22 33 
2* 00 

24 S2 

Providanoe, Pear) Bt. 
PrDvidenoe,' Peari' St. 




(or hot- 
C. Rob- 

»Z0 00 

thU 6 60 

*, in S. 

, 25 00 

h Id oh., 28 £3 

uKlriend. 10 00 

LP 2 00 

'hum L. 

2 OO 

leoh 85 76 


5 OO 

rhoB. A. 

7 SO 


SO 00 

I oh. 5 05 

W 10 00 

ab £0 00 

I... U 03 


3 00 

, Lrt di., 5 13 

(tjj^ "• 

8 25 

niul Bt. 

Itl?'. " 05 00 

IM ok.. . 173 48 

^ fl 10 

A. S 30 

&ii-B. '" °° 

fl 2S 

toaidi.. 4S 00 
ae 77 

J* 10 00 

IHSoc.. 40 57 

, 15 00 

fl. 2 06 

„ * 40 

9 45 

„ 35 00 

« 180 

SCOT, S6S09 34 

^■"T*? seoo 00 

ly... 179 sa 

.. 17 00 

•a- L. ^ 

Jii'diE,', 2S 00 

ret oh!".! „ I' ^8 
Uoirl (cir 
* P. A. 

1 350 00 

^11 Jr. 

Meh.'. '.'. 25 00 
lUy E. 
25 00 

IK di.'.' S7 37 

It ch.. 

Iwood... 162 46 

•■ W" . . 25 00 
Vm. A. 
500 00 

2S 00 

tntleh... 130 00 

ih. 2 20 

57 37 

L, E. P. 

ihrnch.. . 10 00 

N. „. 

JansLyan ffi 00 

MoDlaTiwa S. S 7 IS 

8. Windeor, Istlh.... U 00 

8. Windnor, 1« B. U., 'S 00 

NlanCicoh 17 43 

uh *.... 47 83 

BhaLIOQ. iBt C. E.. fur 

wk. iaFhil. Id>.... Q 26 

Jewett Gty ch 81 00 

JowBt» aty 8. 8.. for 

Phil, wk 7 14 

Wniinglonoh 34 09 

Hartford, a friaad, 13 
«ACh (or Dr. Deal- 
ing ft Mr. Pace ... S 00 

BloomGeld, Mn. Cu- 
rie M. Kellay 3 00 

Bon....' 1 00 

Nonrieh. Jamei L. 

Cms 6 00 

Dasp River oh. 49 26 

EHtford oh » 60 

Eantord oh., Ah 

Raodlatt 6 00 

Btwnford, UIm E. I. 

Younn 5 00 

Btamford. Hn. Thao. 

MUlor 2 60 

Stvpfonl, tat ob 131 91 

F,.".",*..,""., ..■...■ 7 02 
Mariden S. 8., (. wk. 

at Ctpt. Biokd 50 00 

Britlfiqwrt. lat oh 173 7fi 

WftlUncford. iBt oh... L9L 49 

WBlUnsfordY. P..... 5 00 

Cromwell oh. 24 29 

Crom«sU8.8 3 71 

N. SUmioaton.Sdoh.. 4 00 
StoDinoiOB, Un. A. E. 

Pollard 33 00 

Soathington, l«t ch. . . 62 43 

MerideD.MainSt.oh.. 65 00 

MnridgD, I>t ch 21 59 

MeridaD, in FortJier 

Lighu. t. B. Rev. k 

Mra. W. F. BeamBn, 20 00 
TorrlDsloD, Calvary 

ob 18 66 

Nonh StoniDgton. Ist 

oh 20 00 

HEW YORK. S150 810 47 

ch...'. »455 80 

AlbaDv, Eininaiiuel 

a, S. 12 60 

Albany, iBt oh., for 

wk.of Mr. Rieharda. 106 SO 

Albany, Gormui oh.. . 3 00 

Albany, F. Bmttia.. . . I 00 

"n^Sel cL'. ." se 66 

Alhioo, Ut 3.8 2 77 

Albion. iBtDh.. a Dum- 

Albionl lit fib.'. '.'.'.'.'.'. 232 28 
Buffalo. Anna M. 

Rh«e» 25 00 

Buflslo, HedBtrom 

MEm'lC. E 3 SO 

Buflalo, iBt ch 3 00 

Buflalo, Pioapcct Ave, 

cb 230 25 

Buflalo, ProBpecC Ave. 

ch.. C. ■. A. E. Car- 

Bon 140 79 

Buffalo, ProBpect Ave. 

S.S., fordo 43 96 

Buflnlo. Proipect Ave. 

y. P., for do. 336 00 

Buflalo, Cedu St. eh,. 10 99 
Troy, Edwud Carlor, 

Jr 2 00 

Troy, latch ISl 33 

Troy. l»t S. 8., of wh, 

(26 is for Che Qoipei 

Launch in the Pbil- 

ippima »17S 43 

Ointon. Mn. J. L. 

Bluknaaa 3 DO 

Cftrmel, Sanh E. Kel- 

lay 10 00 

UonIouTFallBS.8.... 3 00 

Montour Fall*, 8pen- 

BertlBhar 10 00 

Marinci'g Hubor C. 

E 18 SO 

MsHmf'i Harbors. 8., 

fortrta.plan 37 K 

Roohelle. 8. M, Ue- 

MbbCu 16 00 

RoyaltonS.S 1 00 

lAGnuweS.S 6 00 

La Grange eh 38 60 

La GiBJise C, E., lor 

wk. BtX<dkaw 60 00 

UiddletowD. (MvKcy 

oh 7 68 

N. Java, Minnie A. 

Wanon 3 00 

New Yotk, W. 33d St. 

ch.. I. B. C. 8. Keen . 300 00 
New Yorii, Arthur L. 

Leeber . 100 00 

New York, Alfred D. 

Flinn . 50 00 

New York, Ralph L. 

CutUff, t. i. Df. * 

Mn. Huntley 200 00 

New York, W. R. 

Goodman 25 00 

New York. Mem'1 eh.. 500 00 
New York, John D. 

Roekefolier 126 000 00 

New York. Junaa B. 

Collate 6000 00 

Broolilyo, Amoa C. 

Wood 2S 00 

Brooklyn, lit 32 38 

Brooklyn, Max 

Scbimpf 60 00 

Brooklyn, E. J. A C. 

P.Trappan 20 00 

Brooklyn, Strong Place 

cb., J. H. Moor*.... 10 00 

Brooklyn, let oh., on 

Pietreponi 81 700 00 

Brooklyn, Bedford 26 60 

AmBterdam C. K., t. H. 

n. p., 0. A. V. B. 

Cnioib 60 00 

Bingham ton. Calvary 

ch 5 34 

Binghamton^ let chn 93 73 

PaboyraB.d , 10 00 

Danville, Myrta A. 

DenoiBtoo 10 00 

Seneca Falll. lat S. 8. . S 00 

8eD«w FallB. Florenee 

Kendrick Cooper. . . 1 00 

8. Pultoney 8. 8. I SO 

MeDonough, Imman' 

Steamburg, U. Louise 

Stevens 3 00 

Granville, A. A Carr. 1 00 

KendaiaS. 8.... 4 42 

Jaych 2 S3 

Ihindeech 14 76 

Onatbsn Sweet . . . .' 26 00 

Fort Edward Village 

piuliBpinea, ...!... 7 91 

Fort Edward. Mra. 

HenryTeflt 30 00 

FlatRockch 3 35 

LimaSociety I 00 

Rocheeter, LAke Ave, 


dar St. 



S(Hh«t«r, a frieod. 

RoebesMT, 2d oh., t. 

C. B. Tanny 

RoehuMr, 2d B. 

RoshesMr ThM. 8«m. 


RoofaeMcr, ■ friend. 

•ue of J. Haioricha. I « 
ItochwtBr. Uni vanity 

Ave. oh 

RoobMtar, Faraalla 

Ava.oh i 

RoobsatflT, Ueici St. 

Roobeatv, I 
Riuhford ch... 

Watarville oh., tS of 

Ballitoa Bpa. lit B. 

Aabnrn, 2d ofa 

lx>»vi]la oh. . . 

J»wvlll«C. E... 

_ey, for indumrial 

•'£..•'. H.C. MaaoD. 

Hamilton, a friend, for 


Hamilton. Collate Uni- 

Hamiltsn. lat BibI 
1 Schoo!, Prl. depl. 
Hamillon, IslJr. C. F 

Ovid Cewro ch, 
RciDHn, lit B. i 
Colnaae 8. 8.. . . 
Buftalo, Mn. 
Rodebaimh. ' 
St Oneole.... 


!0 00 
S 00 

(30 IS 

at 00 

19 70 
108 00 

Hambuixb, lat ot 

York eh 

Andover oh., Bi 

Bnidford oh 

CaniitaoS. S 


Walton. Oiia Snyder. 
Walton. Hra. E. I 


Walton, " ■ 




Ogdeaabura. lit C. E., 
Wkyno ViirmS-B..., 

Saralogii. R^ont Bt. 

Sarstoi^'Spiinca. l«t 

W. HootiBlta a! '8.. f 

Csntnl Squiuv. Hra. 

D.D. Owan... 

Eaton oh 

Eaton 8. S 

Fairport. lat oh 

Fairport, lit S. S 

Fairport, lat B. U 

Fairport. lat W. M. 

281 74 North B_, 
32S S2 Hooaieliei 



iton ch.. 




nla^ Jem 



St oh... . 


14 00 
87 20 

CorQioB, in ob. 

Cortiing, l>t 8. 6 


Elmora, Soatb Side eh., 

Cuba B. S., for Jan 

W. darlimiie'Woni. 

Wsllenvin* oh.. . 

Belleville eh 

Lorrain oh, 

Bin^iamtoii, Calvarr 

, CoDklio 


North East oh 

Sbonnan eh 

Elmira, iBt ch 

Elmira, lat 8. 8 

Homell, latch 

Homell. lat 8. 8.... 

Millport S.S 


WavorlvS. S 



Cortland 8. S.. for 
more Fund 

HcGrawiUa 8. 8 

X 2S 

10 OO 

11 OO 

12 71 


15 M 

^7 SO 


5 « 
31 « 

9 7! 
2 BO 

« *« 


H.S 13 00 

30 02 

* 38 

y.'. '.'.'.'.'. II 00 

: MOO 

P.. for 

td 10 00 

wob 1 00 

£. 40 36 

1 M 

.' ror uc'. 

63 34 

14 SO 

28 77 

2 50 

2 00 

26 00 


VU St. 

10 00 

M Efa.. . . 18 06 

Ob 100 00 

eo 00 

140 2S 

8 4 00 

P 1 50 

., 34 00 

14 62 

I oh. 12 00 

U 73 

tOi. 17 SO 

indi. . 48 00 


'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 58 83 

4 BO 

280 DO 

•nd..... 10 00 

jk Meiui, 1 12 

,','.'.'.'.'.'. 30 82 

a 4.5 

20 00 

ao 31 

2 IB 

"'.'.'.'.'.'. 6 00 
3 OS 

5 00 

00 SI 


44 20 

, ol tllB 

79 79 
u ot the 

B.3 16 00 

unl S. S.. lU 00 

1 367 00 

65 00 


27 32 

■, 75 05 

■^ Mt oh., 5 00 

kM eh., IS 00 

25 00 


, 84 82 

*ny A". 

Iod'^'.'. ! 16 85 
tth AvB. 

40 23 


25 00 

6 50 

aM End 

64 42 

F-Marionch »160 SO 

E. MunooS.S 35 OO 

PstcboKue (ih 7 75 

Wooflu^eeh... 40 00 

Guanovia VUbce oh.. 40 (M 

UtoDoa eb 4 S2 

UkdiMHi sb 40 17 

FrukfoRob 7 58 

Fiukfort ahn fat wk. 

Ih Japu 3 OO 

Illoa oh 47 OO 

Newport sh 33 00 

OadBoch 25 50 

PitHfordih 20 00 

RocbMlBT, P»rlc Ave. 

oh 35 OO 

AkronS.S 5 00 

Ixwltporloh 80 00 

Birllett oh 6 83 

ComdilD oh I 00 

aiotonob 5 00 

ClinlonS.S 1 25 

OnBidacb . 34 00 

Oneida B.B 7 50 

OueidaY, P,. 1 35 

Ramsan. Ill oh 10 00 

a.TionionS.a 2 00 

Wliiloiboro ch 7 63 

Camillua eh 05 00 

CamiUuaS.S 7 66 

Elbridge ch 73 00 

Elbridgo Y. P., forwk. 

in ladiB. A. Hre. J. 

M.Balnr 40 00 

Fayeiteville cb 42 01 

Mvcelluach 14 05 

SyraeuM, Calvarvch.. 101 86 

Syrscun, Centnl oh.. 185 SO 

Synaiua,Central8,8.. 5 00 
Delaiiara oh., Syra- 

ouHi 60 00 

ByriicuM, Imnuuiuel 

eh . la 10 

SynDUie. Immaiiuel 

B.3 4 37 

Betbelch 38 00 

Beltaal, a fhenit 20 00 

Clifton Springs oh 19 17 

liesdi Comer oh 21 OU 

Al&bamaoh 64 IS 

Alabuna Y. P 5 00 

Gainee&Mumiycb... 13 00 
(jainat A Munay Y. 

P 5 00 

Kent 8. 8 3 SO 

Medina oh 36 00. 

YaiMch.v 10 aa 

Yale. 8. 8 2 52 

Yalea Y. P 3 25 

0»we«o, Waitijb 97 86 

Plainfieldch 22 00 

IluafieldH.iJ 5 50 

PLainfield Y. P 2 50 

Preaton Hollow cfa... . 27 00 

Anulcrdam oh. 108 82 

Anuterdun 8. 8 20 06 

Scoliaoh 50 00 

Snolia Y. P 5 00 

Hennettabura ob 5 78 

Kondaia Y. P 15 00 

Trumaiubiirg Y. P.. . . 12 SO 

NavSaldDb 11 32 

Ne«fleldS.B 1 04 

Nswfiald Y. P 3 00 

ChappiLqaa ch 3 DO 

New York. Aleuuider 

ATO.pli 604 01 

New York, .^■r'li.'i.jn 

Y. P., fur HiinWon- 

Ma 25 00 

New York, Calvary Y. 

P., t. I. W. C. Ma- 

■on 236 00 

New York, C«Dtn>l 

oh 17» 76 

New York, Hop* V. P., 

forPhiUIda 44 00 

New York. L«itlih. 

(or Itunia, o. Baron 

flriillll »M OC 

New York. Hope Y. 

P., (OC ■• Fukuin 

Maru" 10 K 

New York. MBdiwm 281 0' 

Now York. Ml. Morri. 

oh 132 I( 

New York. New Brigh- 
ton oh 20 01 

New York. New Brigh- 
ton Y. P 5 0( 

Now York. Nor. Dane 

Ob 22 1- 

New York. Trooiont 

ch 50 0( 

New York, Tromonl 

Y. P., Im Cbowyang 

ata 10 0< 

Now York, WariiiDS- 

toaHeo^lsch 3 0( 

New Roehelle eh 323 7( 

Part Cheater eh 114 X 

Yooksra. BaUuiny oh.. 13 X 

Altay 9.8 3 0' 

Howudeb 6 W 

Wayne VillBce eh 13 11 

Wayne VillagoY.P... 8 0( 

MaJoneob 30 O: 

Nicholvilleeb S tX 

Pariahvillo ob 110 6^ 

Potadamch 6 0( 

Mahopao Fall! sb 5 « 

Patteraonch S 6J 

Bedford Wom-Clr.... 25 0< 

BotukiU oh 170 0( 

Fort Ann Village cb... IS i: 

Olena Falla ob 59 71 

WhitohaJI nb 8 61 

Whitehall Y. P 13 D( 

Walworth. 2d oh 3 6( 

Harpan5eld eh 8 3< 

Joffaraon A Cllboa ob.. 71 

Sloaiwville oh 5 tH 

Woreailer. 2d oh 9 01 

Becond Milo ch 33 3J 

Dundee oh 34 01 

DundoaY.P 8 01 

PralUburgch 2 51 

G. E.Day 200 01 

A. J. Allan 5 a 

wk.,0. Dr. Cruinb. . 8 21 

L. F. Requa 300 01 

Ann* aHarriton. me- 
morial of molhec. . . 2 01 

Mr. Boeoacio 2 Oi 

A. W. Hare 5 01 

H.M.Colo S 01 

Afriond 60 01 

Mn. Emma tat ham 

Beebe 50 01 

W. H.Dean. 80 01 

A friend, for China. . . 300 01 

H. L.Footer 25 01 

Abner Morrill & daugh- 

ler .- 3 01 

Mn. E. P. Goard 20 01 

Baplin Home (or 

Atrl^nd;.".'.".:::!;:: 75 o> 

L. W. JackK>n 3 01 

(160 834 4 

Albany, lit eh., nr- 
ccived ia October, 
1906. and relurneci 
to the Woman'a So- 

oiely IS » 

•150 819 4: 
HEW JERSEY, $5 417 OJ 
Haoabawkin oh., lor 
wk. amou the 
Qilna. o. S. Joot- 

nuui tU 01 



Metueben BiUe Sehool, 

for Jaro Induitrial 

Sohool $10 00 

E. OrmDM, H. V. Ran- 
dall, tor aalary of 

Bunder Luke, o. J. 

M.Baker fiO 00 

Hopewell, Calvary oh , 

for Nincpo sta. 20 76 

Plainfield, Park Ave. 

C. E., for wk. in 

ocphanage, o. Mn. 

AiHTHendaiWHu.. 10 00 

Arliniton, lit C. E^ 

for minion wk. at 

Jaro 10 00 

Eq Harbor oh 7 00 

jrD. Lynde, for Tavoy 

•ta. 50 00 

Beverly oh S 26 

Camden, Qraoe 8. 8.. . 10 00 

Camden, Graoe oh 22 80 

Woodbmy, lit oh., 

add! 2 10 

IfiUbum. C. R. Yin- 

eent, t. s. Gopal, o. 

KO.PhiUipe 10 00 

MiUbum8.a 12 60 

Camden, Wynn Memi 

C.E 2 00 

O. P. Eaohee 6 00 

Burlington, lit 8. 8., 

Mn. Hall'a chwe, t. 

s. n. p., 0. Aa H. 

Henderaon 26 

Camden, liikden oh. . . 17 19 

Haddonfield, 1st oh.. . 60 20 

Somerville oh 80 70 

LambertviUe,lstoh... 40 00 

T^renton, CUnton Ave. 

oh., t. a. J. C. Rob- 

bina 100 00 

Clayton eh 6 00 

Benpen Point oh., 

lHUp F. Botaong. . 6 00 

Newark, Itt oh. of the 

Oranges 486 02 

Altantic Hi^Uands, Z. 

Dark Marten 16 00 

Jersey City, Parmly 

Mem'iS. S 20 00 

Matawan, Ist oh 18 80 

Holmdel oh 63 00 

Kevport, a friend 10 00 

Lakewood 8. 8., t. s. 

Mrs. Moody 3 76 

Long Branch oh 30 00 

Point Pleasant oh 12 46 

Bloomfield oh., for Car- 
veil fund 215 78 

Bloomfield ch 500 00 

Bloomfield S. S 175 00 

Bloomingdale ch 1 00 

Brookdale ch 36 85 

Montclair. Sw. Y. P. . . 49 00 

N. Orange ch 1030 00 

Elizabeth, East ch 19 58 

Elizabeth. Ist. ch 50 35 

Jersey City, Bergen 

ch 21 67 

Newark, Clinton Ave. 

ch 137 26 

Newark, Clinton Ave. 

S. S 25 00 

Newark, Fifth ch 7 25 

Plainfield, 1st ch 900 00 

Plainfield. Park ch 80 00 

Plainfield, Rahway ch., 44 00 
Rochelle ch., for Ran- 
goon sta 47 88 

Westfield ch 25 00 

Bloomingdale ch 32 00 

Arlington ch 21 24 

Arlington S. S 5 00 

Butler S.S 1 02 

Hackensack ch 183 00 

Hackensack S.S 25 00 

Hackensack, Calvary 

ch 86 00 

Hamburg ch 20 50 


Hoboken,2doh $3 46 

Jersey City, Parmly 

Memneh 44 16 

Jersey Gty, Summit 

Ave. oh 70 00 

Newton oh 20 00 

Fateraon, Ist oh., for 

Waters' fund 148 80 

Paterson,Park8.N... 19 07 
Paterson, Union Ave. 

eh. 17^6 

Paterson, Union Ave. 

8.8 ' 8 66 

Patenon, 6th oh 18 00 

Ridgewoodoh 26 27 

Rutherford oh. 21 60 

Sussex oh 28 36 

B»onne, Bercen 

Point ch. 27 76 

W.Hobokenoh 66 24 

Paterson, 4th oh 18 68 

Osoar Myers 60 00 

PBiniSTLVAllIA* $io 77X 55 

Philadelphia, E. E. 8., $6 00 
Philadelphia, Francis 

E. Weston 200 00 

Butler, Beulah oh.. ... 2 93 

Lewisbnrg eh 3 00 

Washington, 1st oh... 24 26 

Washington, 1st 8. 8.. 10 00 
Ridley Park oh., for 

Jaro sta 30 87 

KeesRooksoh 6 00 

RidgebunrS. 8 1 60 

Ronoo. Mrs. Martha 

P. lleOoffrey 4 00 

GUuion Asso., Union 

8.8 2 46 

Parsons, Welsh oh 12 18 

MoKeesport, 1st 8w. 

eh. 60 00 

Chester, Milton Q. 

Evans 16 00 

Connellsville, 1st oh... 63 10 
Cross Fork oh., A. D. 

Wirta 1 00 

Alle^liany, Sandusky 

C. E., for Bansa 

Manteke 75 00 

Alleghany, Beth Eden 

oh 39 70 

Pittsburg, Fourth Ave. 

ch., special 400 00 

Pittsburg, Fourth Ave. 

oh.. Mrs. S. Bell 

. Bover 1 00 

Pittsburg, Lorens Ave. 

oh 10 00 

Pittsburg. H. Bain- 
bridge 10 00 

•• Pennsylvania " . . . . 50 00 

Sayre. 1st B. 8 3 00 

Sayre. 1st B. U 2 00 

Sayre, tst ch 48 58 

Hillsville. Zoar ch 47 50 

Montrose, S. A. Daw- 
ley 5 00 

Wilhamsport, ist ch.. 100 25 

ReidsburgS. S 60 

Lewiston, Cal^n 

Greene • 50 00 

ITlysses ch 25 55 

ElfwoodCitych.,add'l, 4 26 

Sharpsville ch 13 47 

Evans Qtv cli 8 50 

Towanda, Bethany ch., 10 00 
Towanda, Bethany S. 

S 3 00 

Wayne. Ist ch 1 00 

E. Nantmeal ch 5 GO 

Goshen ch 23 00 

W. Chester. Olivet ch., 4 00 

Altoona, Ist ch 57 19 

Logan's Valley ch 18 62 

Port Matilda ch 186 

Greenville ch 40 00 

Springboro ch., for 

Jaro 75 25 

Indiana B. U., for 

Ambrose oh 

Mt. Pleasant eh. 

Uniontown, Qrsat 

Erie, E. 6th St. eh.... 

Erie, W. 18th St. Mis- 
sion, for PodiU 

Cherrytree 8. 8 

H^boro oh. A 8. 8^ 
$30 of wh» is for n. p., 
0. Dr. Oronkhite. ... 

Qk. <A Evangel, H. S. 

Qi. of Evangel, Mrs. 
C. H. Mounter, of 
wfa. $10 is for Dr. 

Jenkintown B. U., for 

Jenkintown eh 

Qermantown, 1st eh. . 

Sunbury, 1st oh. 

WUliaouport, Ist oh.. 

Jersey Snore, 1st R. S., 

Danville, A. J. Still. . . 

Pieture Hooks oh 


Tarentum eh 

Turtle Creek oh 

Pittsburg, 1st German 
Jr. Union 

MoKeeqiort, Fifth 
Ave. oh 

Freeport oh 

Mahiknoy City Jr. 
League of Mission- 


Covington oh 

Soranton, 1st Welsh 

Wioonisoo oh 

Philadelphia, Frank- 
ford Ave. oh 

Philadelphia, New 
Tabernacle Y. P., 
for Shaohsing, o. F. 
W. Goddard 

Philadelphia, New 
Tabernacle ch 

Philadelphia. Alle- 

f^hanv Ave. C. E., 
or Yaehow 

Philadelphia. Geth- 
semane 8- S 

Philadelphia, Geth- 
semane S. 8., for 

Philadelphia, Chest- 
nut mil ch., in part, 

Pliiladelphia, Rox- 
borough ch 

Philadelpliia, Grace 
C. E., Sec. M., for 

Philadelpliia, Epiph- 
any ch., add'l 

Tioga, Temple oh 

Philadelphia, Broad 
St. C. E., for Ya- 

Philadelphia, Mem'l 

Philadelphia, Lehigh 
Ave. ch 

Philadelphia, Lehigh 
Ave. C. E., for Ya- 

Philadelphia, Sea- 
man's Mission 

Germantown. 2d oh., 
a friend 

Germantown, Broad 
St. ch., a friend, for 
the Philippines 

Mrs. S. A. Trevor 1 

Upland. Robert H. 
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'iV ^Bp ^inttui H 









JULY, 1907 

No. 7 




AN interesting explanation of the four 
fiscal years of the Missionary Union 
occurs on the third page of the cover 
of the Annual Report. In the statement 
VMuding the *' foreign financial year " 
wm be found this sentence: 

The sdiedules of appropriations (for the new 
|Mr) are not comj^leted until July, for the reason 
Alt the Ezecutive Committee wish to give 
op]^(»tumty at the annual meeting in May for 
action and advice hy the Union or the Board of 
ICanagers regarding expenditures and general 


The wisdom of the above arrangement 
was never more apparent than at the recent 
anniml meeting held in Washington. With- 
out the ** action and advice " authorized at 
that great gathering the Executive Com- 
mittee would scarcely have assumed to plan 
as they now feel compelled to do. They 
have long known the needs, and have been 
cognizant of the special opportunities pre- 
sented to our missionaries on the fields, but 
a gradually accumulating debt remindeti 
them that they could not safely go far 
beyond the convictions and the authoriza- 
tion of the churches. 

The largest and most representative 
meeting of the Union, probably, which 
was ever held, after listening to the report 
of the Executive Committee, after hearing 
the statements of the missionaries, after 
considering the tremendous movements 
now taking place in the Orient, voted 
unanimously to adopt policies which should 
greatly increase our income at home and 


enable us to expand our work abroad. 
And this b how it all came about. 


Coming early in the meeting, Mr. Car- 
penters ringing words furnished the key- 
note for all the sessions. He spoke from 
the point of view of a layman, and urged a 
more businesslike consideration of the prob- 
lems before us. His appeal for an increase 
in giving to foreign missions up to at least 
** one cent a day *' per member was recog- 
nized as sane and practicable. Such giving 
would immediately enlarge the income of 
the Missionary Union to more than 
$4,500,000. That this might be realized, 
he urged the adoption by our people of 
the scriptural system of tithing. 


Dr. Barbour was never more forceful and 
convincing. His array of figures, his pic- 
tures of distress, of need, of unparelleled 
opportunity, cannot soon be forgotten. 

The process of the work of the organization is 
strikingly shown by comparison between the 
reix)rt presented for the present year and that 
made on the occasion of the last meeting of the 
Unit)n in Washington, in May, 1888. The num- 
ber of missionaries has increased from "i^'i to 
578. The numlRT of native workers from 1,443 
to 4,551; churches in mission fields in Asia and 
Africa from (jH to l,'-294; schools from 754 
to 1,917: the pupils from 17,504 to 53,850; 
church buildings and chajxjls from 5Gi to 1,595; 
stiitions and outstations from 831 to 2,588; the 
native church meml)ership from 61,062 to 
137,438. The total church membership, includ- 




iug miimon fields in Europe, bai advanced from 

The put yettr hw been exceeding!; fttM- 

peioiu. Twelve thousand seven hundred and 

■ix^-one have been added to the moaberahip 

in Asia and Africa 

Band 6,960 in Europe; 
a total of 19,721. 
Aa with other inia- 

needed to secure this mult, as th^ ai 

Fifth: We heartily cnnaiend the i 
MiMionarf Movement, and uige the i 
Biqitiat BoissitHiar; Uniot) to cot^Mmte 
movtmeu^ alio Kquesting the hearty t 

latlv mariced in China 
and Japan, but con- 
ditions are ahnoat 
unitorml; favorable 
inahi^ degree. 

It woa moat fitting 
that Rev. Donald 
PBsaiDENT WOOD- Duncan Monro 
WABD should follow Dr. 

Barbour with an 
address on the above thcane. It was a 
maaterlj effort and brought conviction to 
the heaifs of all as to the true basis for 
all missionary endeavor, both now and in 
the future. 

TTie three addresses above referred to 
foreshadowed the actions which followed. 
The del^ates instinctively responded to 
the presentation of 


Clear-cut and businesslike, it leaves no 
room for doubt as to what we can do 
and ought to do. We quote in part as 

follows : 

First: We strongly deprecate the lacii of 
method and system in our churches resulting 
iu the putting of unreasonable burdens upon 

• our Executive Committee in the carryini; of 
vast indebtedness with heavy interest charges 
until nearly the close of each fiscal year. There- 
tiire, we recommend a weekly or monthly collec- 

. lion and remission of funds for the (^eclual 
I'arryinK on of our world-wide work. 

Sceonil : We further recommend tlial there 
Ih^ no retrenchment on the field in view of the 
reported indebtedness of the Society. 

Third: We recomtncnd that the Missionary 
1'nion, through its Executive Committee and 
district secretarial force, notify each church of 
its ^fts during; the last two vears, and uf this 
vote, reeommcndinic no retrenchment because, of 
the great open doors and call upon the churches 
lo meet tne deficit and tJie advance, and 
request the Executive Committee, if advisable, 
to empio; such additional agents as may be 

_ . We bcartil]' oommeud the » 
our presidiag ^dSoet, Utr. I. W. Caipe 
call niedal attention to that part m 
that the giving of a cent a day on the I 
God's people would furnish a fuM 
94,000.000 tor worid e 

Inspired by the very Spirit of Go( 
believe, these words of our iBother I 
Pacific Coast made a profound im[ 
and were enthusiastically endorsed. 

Inabhuch as it is necessary that a 
dded increase should be made in the i 
the MissionaTy Union in order to meet 
ent prising needs of the wodi, and 1 
the Union to enter some of the ma 
urgently inviting occupation, tberefoce, 
AmoJW: T&at this Union hereliiy 
the Executive Conunitlee to jKcpare, at 
a date as possible, a defimte finandi 
covering all the present needs, indo 
debt, and that a definite estiniate be 
the amount of this budget the diurd 
frcEQ personal gifts and kgaciea, should 
ute; that this estimated portion of the h 
definitely apportioned among the state< 
up our constituency on the basis of the 
received from the churches in those 
states during the 
past three years, 
and viih due con- 
sideration of the un- 
developed resources 
of states: that 
the District Secre- 

HUthorized commit- 
tee in each state 
apportion these 
amounts among the 
associations and 
churches, and thus 
bring direelly lo our 

financial proposition 
in onler tliat there 
may be developed \ice-prem 

among them a new CABPENT 

sense of personal re- 
sponsibility for this 
great work, and that as a consequence tl 
of the work may be met, and a gre*t 
movement for world-wide evangelisa' 
made by our denomination in £ese i 
states. Be it further 

[the baptist MIssIO^s[ARY magazinS 

Resolved: That all our pastors, with their 
tnistees or other oflScers, be requested to prepare 
a missionary budget for each year, in harmony 
with this general budget and apportionment, 
for which the churches shall plan and work. Be 
it further 

Resolved: That inasmuch as our people need 
thorough instruction concerning God's financial 
methods for his work, the pastors be urged to 
teach more systematically the scriptural princi- 
ples of Christian stewardship, and to enlist as 
many of their members as possible in a com- 
piittal to lav aside at least one tenth of their 
income for the Lord's work. 


As another freshening breeze from the 
Coast came this message — a worthy sec- 
ond to Dr. Brougher's resolutions. tJnfor- 
tunately it was not stenographically re- 
ported ; otherwise, we would reproduce it in 
^^11. Its influence will abide with all who 
heard it. Dr. MacLaurin and Secretary 
Cook spoke in the same vein. 


This was the subject of a paper which 
^as prepared by Mr. H. F. Laflamme, a 
^*J>tist secretary of the Student Volunteer 
Movement present at the meetings. The 
f'^X of the whole problem is contained 
l^ this paper. The Executive Committee 
^* ^ving most careful attention to this 



^^^ sweetness, the tenderness, the per- 
^^^.siveness of Mr. Mornay Williams' words 
®^ t:his subject furnished a fitting climax to 
? ^"^markable series of outstanding features 
J^ ^ this most remarkable session of the 
^**-^^sionarv Union. 


^ Standard, of Chicago, in its issue of 

e 8, has a strong editorial on " The 

poration of Enthusiasm . " These words 

J^ress a real danger. The enthusiasm 

^J^^erated in the meetings of the Missionary 

. ^^ion was genuine. It must not be al- 

^^^^ed to evaporate. The Secretaries and 

?T^ecutive Committee of the Missionary 

^^ ^ion propose to do everything in their 

^^'^^er to prevent such a catastrophe. There 

^^B be no mistaking the judgment and de- 

^^re of those in attendance at Washington 


that prompt action should be taken, both at 
the Rooms and in the churches. 


(1) The schedule of appropriations for 
the coming year is being prepared. 

(2) The full amount requested by our 
missionaries will be published to the de- 
nomination at the earliest possible date. 

(3) A proportionate division of the 
amount which ought to be contributed will 
soon be made and reported. 

(4) Every suggestion and plan offered at 
the Anniversaries, and since, is being care- 
fully considered, and so far as practicable 
will be put into execution. Full announce- 
ment regarding these will be made in the 
religious press and in the next number of 
the Magazine. 


Plans for increasing offerings should be 
made at an early date. Churches which do 
not include missions in their budget should 
consider the wisdom and need of doing so. 
Efforts should be made to enlarge the 
number of tithers in each congregation. 
Prayer, importunate and unceasing, should 
be offered, that responsibility may be recog- 
nized and duty may be fulfilled. Many 
letters of encouragement and promise have 
already been written to the Rooms, by 
pastors and others. We are grateful for 
this evidence of genuine and abiding 



A proper response to the spirit of the 
Anniversaries would provide during the 
coming year a sum of money equal to 
the following: 

(1) The amount contributed last year. 

(•2) The debt. 

(3) The amount of increase in the debt 
last vear. 

(4) The possible shrinkage in legacies 
and matured bonds. 

(5) The necessarA- increase in expense 
on the field. 

(6) The cost of new buildings impera- 
tivelv needed. 

The first three items are fixed, the 
others are being determined. Our task is 
not a light one, but it has been assumed. 
" We can do it if we will." 

_ 259 



THE anniversaries at Washington will 
be long remembered. Not for many 
years have thej' been so largely at- 
tended. Perhaps uei'er before has such a 
representative gathering of northern Bap- 
tists been held. The meetings were notable 
for the absence of criticism, unity of action, 
and a spirit of irresistible enthusiasm, 
which in the two general meetings broke 
loose and gave birth to the new organiza- 
tion, The Northern Baptist Convention. 
Washington is an ideal city, Calvary an 
ideal church, and Dr. Samuel H. Greene an 
ideal pastor. The weather too was ideal, 
e.\cept on one day, and even then it was an 
ideal downpour, as the long double line of 
over two thousand umbrellas testified, 
stretching from across Pennsylvania .\ven(ie 
to the WTiite House steps. Probably the 
athletic hand of our beloved Iloosevelt 
rarely ptils in a more strenuous nflernoon 
than it did on thai occasion. Some of us 
were not surprised thiil the next diiy he look 
liis family over to Pine Knot fur Ji few diiys' 

There are many places of inlerost in 
and nliout \Yashington. — the cnpiliil, the 
congressional librari', the federiil buildings, 
Arlington. Jlount 'Vemon. and a wore 
of others. - but in sjiite of this, with the 
exception of IJaturdny afteruiKiii, the at- 
tendance was not visibly diminished. Sun- 
day was one of the great days. Calvary 

Church was packed to the doors to bear Dr ■ 
Robert S. Mac.\rtbur preach, as he $a><) 
himself in Richmond, " with a great gift 
of continuance." It was a sermon of mag- 
nificent sweep and insight, and most of llie 
audience would gladly have remained tlie 
full two hours. Many other notable ad- 
dresses were given, among them those o£ 
Dr. J. G. Gambrell of Texas, and of Dr- 
H. L. Morehouse on " Seventy-five Years^ 
Work of the Home Mission Society." 


The meetings of the ^Missionary Union 
were presiiled over, in the absence of its 
president, Dr. W. W. Keen, by the second 
vice-president, Mr. Isaac W. Carpenter of 
Nebraska, whose opening address was well 
receiveti. It called for an increase from 
two and one ([uarter mills per day, the 
averugc contribution to the work of the 
Union, to at least one cent per day. 

Secretan- T. S. Barbour presented the 
salient features of the new Annual Report, 
explaining the increased debt, due to im- 
]H'rntive appropriations rising from urgent 
demands from the field, and emphasizing 
the iinparallelled opportunities today in 
Imlia and China. 

The report of the finance committee had 

two recommendations of unusual import- - 

nnce: (1) that in view of the great open — 

doors no retrenchment be made id the field.MB 



t) that the churclres be urged to ealab- 

. weekly or monthly collection and 

lion of funds to avoid the payment of 

It upon heavy indebtedness until the 

of the financial year. 

Molution was adopted Instructing the 

Aire Committee to apportion the 

t of the year's needs among the 

liM, on the basis of their offerings 

{ the past two years. 

s important step in the approaching 

of Baptists and Free Baptists was the 
Jttee appointed to confer with the 

on tl^ matter of taking on the 
a missionary work of the Free 
its by the Missionary Union. This, 
lummated, will go a long way toward 

i address of Professor Burton on 
: Christian University as Related to 
iTorld-wide Mission of Christianity " 
d much enthusiasm. He called for 
mnding of five Christian Universities 
ina, each having an endowment of a 
n dollars. 

; message of Secretary H. C. Mabie 
Hongkong was received with great 
St. Mar- 

Union educational or evangelbticP Have 
you greatly increased the expense by remov- 
ing to the Ford Building ? Are designated 
funds desirable? How much does it cost 
to get one dollar to the foreign field f 

In practical interest and in actions of far- 
reaching consequence this anniversary of 
the Union will be long remembered. 

The organization of the Northern Bap- 
tist Convention at Washington will mark 
an epoch in Baptist history. Many started 
for Washington in fear and trembling. 
Did this proposed new organization mean 
subversion of all that was dear to faith ? 
Was it not the plan of the few and not of 
the many ? Most of them had not been in 
Washington a day before they saw a great 
light, and the light continued to grow. 
There was an occasional dissenting voice. 
One man saw the bogie-man of " popery," 
but he was laughed out of court. Dr. 
Rowley presided and did well in a very 
difficult position. There was confusion 
and a babel of many voices. No wonder! 
for the first lime 


them better. We used to say that the 
societies belonged to us. We now say that 
we belong to the societies. We want them 
to feel that we are behind them. 

The action of the new body was conserva- 
tive. It declared itself to be provisional, 
leaving the question of its permanency to 
be determined by the churches. It refused 
to take radical action with regard to its re- 
lationship to existing agencies. It went 
ahead slowly, but it went ahead. It won 
practically the unanimous approval of 
officials erf the societies, pastors and laymen 
present. Every one felt that the hand of 
God was in it all. 


It was the writer's privilege to attend the 
closing session of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention at Richmond. Here and again 
at Jamestown the birth of the Northern 
Baptist Convention was hailed with con- 
gratulation. The atmosphere was tense 
with the enthusiasm of the laymen's meeting 
inthe afternoon, perhaps the most significant 
event of the entire convention, in which a 
new era was begun in the foreign mission 
work of the Southern Baptist Convention, 
tI20,000 being pledged inside of fifteen 
minutes. It was a sight to behold at the 
close of the evening session, when the 
lisitors from the north were invited to 
the platform, and received a royal southern 
welcome from the vast audience. The ugly 

wounds of twoscoce years ago 
been blotted out by that tie of 
love which is bringing northern i 
em Baptists together in the bi 
common service foi* Christ's ki 


Nothing need be said of the t 
What most of the people went t 
for was the General Convention < 
of North America, where on the i 
form mingled Baptists from > 
South, and also from the king' 
In some senses the sessions were d 
ing. Many people were in a ht 
back home. The address of wi 
ex-Governor Montague of Vii^iini 
response by Dr. Henry M. King 
Island were of unusual interest. 
Gifford at the close of a long se 
the audience as usual in close at 
his brilliant epigrams and philo 
sight. One of the greatest addre 
at Washington or Jamestown w 
Dr. E. Y. Mullins, President of 
Seminary, at the closing session, 
the florid periods and " perspir 
often associated with southern or 
in this lay its power. It was a n: 
of literary finish, historical p 
clearness and saving humor. !■ 
all proud lo be Baptists, and creat 
that we might be worthy of such 





*E give herewith a r^ume of the Annual Report, which waa presented at the aamial meeting 
in WashingtOD, Ma; 15 &nd 16. FoUowinK the plan indicated last year, the report is in the 
form of a sumJemenl to the Triennial Report of 1906, and the reports from the several mis- 
ized insteiid of l>elii^ given in tlie nurds of the missionaries themselves. We ci 

on here but a few of l-he 
o o 1. r r o HI 
r stations the 
)rts of the 
man work are 
ally encourag- 

Yet three 
'man stations 

no mate mis- 
117 and the call 
ad for helpers. 



rapy s 

linent place 

Burma work, 

Ihe report tells a i 

aluable service 

md by them. ■* ' 

Karen semi- 

gradiiated thirty-five. A visit from 
ent graduate who has bee n at work 


ods of giving is a subject regarding 
. the Com mi I tee speaks strongly, 
ite approval is given to systematic. 
y giving for benevolences, su)i|>le- 
d by the presentation at intervals of 
irious objects. 

i important that a contribution for forei|rn 
V should be [Jaced in the budget as that 
ttufa salaiT or the expense of the choir 
. be determined in advance. 

; the Committee lay emphasis on the 
dug of offerings to items on the 
Ilk. Of course there is a natural 

to give for a definite object, but (he 
!t points out the danger of our benevo- 

becoming a quid pro quo, with the 
rte result of a decrease in conlribu- 
nther than an inereiise. The remedy 
Station Plan, which provides definite- 
while avoiding the disadvantages of 

-s of the Report. 

Growing recognition of the importance of 
the work among young people and appre- 
ciation of the opportunities thus affonled 
led the Committee to join with the execu- 
tive! of the Home Mission Society in in- 
augurating the Young People's Forward 
Movement, with Rev. John M. Moore 
as iiecretaiy. Success has already been 
assured to the new enterprise. 

Large advance is hoped for in the matter 
of mission study as a result of the work 
of the Forward Movement. The past year 
has seen some progress, but not as much 
as could have been desired. Emphasis is 
laid on the difficulty of securing reports 
from classes organized. 


Of coordinate interest with this plan of 
cooperation with the Home Mission Society 
{which is manifest not only in (he work for 
young people but also in the joint rales tor 
the MissioNAHY Magazine and the Home 
Mission ifonthly) is the agreement with 
the Baptist Young People's Union of 
America, regarding the conduct of mission- 
ary work among young people. The text 
of this has been already published in the 
Magazine. This spirit of cooperation is 
good augury for the future. Nearly all the 
Baptist missionary organizations on the 
continent have entered into this agreement. 

During the year a new plan has l>een put 
into operation in Ihe I^iterature Depart- 
ment, tending to reduce to a minimum Ihe 
amount of free literature distributed. .\ 
small price is now placed Ujwn all leaflets 
not clearly advertisement or announcement. 
In this way Ihe Commillee hope to make 
the literature more nearly self-supporting 
and avoid much of the waste. The gratify- 


ing statement is made that the returns 
from sales are increasing, although slowly. 


With all the varied methods used to arouse 
interest, the Committee consider prayer of 
the first importance. They recognize the 
help which they and the work have received 
from those who are engaged in this form 
of sen'ice and are attempting to bring 
every member of every Baptist church into 
line. The Prayer Cycle in its new form 
has been cordially received, and an 
increasing number are availing themselves 
of the opportunity afforded by the Prayer 
Covenant to become participants in the 
work of missionary intercession. 


In reporting the last annual Conference of 
Foreign Missions Boards the Committee 
call attention to an investigation being con- 
ducted by a committee of the conference 
through the various boards, to determine, 
so far as possible, the responsibility of each 
denomination for the world's evangeliza- 
tion. It is proposed to find out for what 
proportion of the population of the fields 
in which we are working we are responsible, 
and then to provide the men and money 
needed. By this plan it is hoped to bring 
to the attention of the Christians at home 

the magnitude of the problem confronting 
them in foreign lands. 


The reports of the District Secretaries are 
summarized this year, but enough is given 
to show that the year has been one of 
intense activity. Up and down they have 
gone over their far-stretching fields, trying 
to develop and make permanent a strong 

^ for was^e'ilenVraf Convention of Baptfe%2 

■ of North America, where on the same plsk.^ 
. form mingled Baptists from North a 

South, and also from the king's count 
. In some senses the sessions were disappoi 
' ing. Many people were in a hurry to 
' back home. The address of welcome Ic 
j ex-Governor Montague of Virginia, and *1 
s response by Dr. Henry M. King of Rhcix: 
*" Island were of unusual interest. Dr. O - 1 
J Gifford at the close of a long session bi.^] 

■ the audience as usual in close attention t 
^ his brilliant epigrams and philosophic ii 
I sight. One of the greatest addresses eithc 
i at Washington or Jamestown was that o 
] Dr. E. Y. Mullins, President of LouisvilJ< 

Seminary, at the closing session. It lackecf 
^ the florid periods and " perspiration," «^ 
j often associated with southern oratory, &n^ 

■ in this lay its power. It was a masterpi 
* of literary finish, historical perspectiv 


THE reports from Burma are full of 
encouragement, despite some shad- 
ows. Among the latter are the 
death of Miss Watson, for nearlv fortv 
vears a missionary to the Karens; the en- 
forced return to America of Profesor Ran- 
dall and Mr. Hatcher; and the vet un- 
supplied need of workers for the Burmans. 
. There are many cheering words, however. 
Over 7,000 have been baptized. The re- 
vival at Kengtung still continues. In all 
parts of the province there is an attitude 
of favor and receptiveness. The Ko San 
Ye Movement remains strong. The theo- 
logical seminaries have had a prosperous 
year. The Rangoon Baptist College is 
growing in attendance and influence and 
plans are about completed for the new 
Gushing Hall. 



The erv for reenforcements which comes 
from the missionaries to the Burmans is a 
stirring one. Four fifths of the total popu- 
lation of Burma belong to this race, yet of 
the resident missionary force only forty-one 
of the 138 are engaged in work for Bur- 
mans, but thirteen of the forty-one being 
men. The workers are bv no means dis- 
couraged, however. Indeed, advance work 
is planned. Land has been secured for a 
mission compound at Pyapon, although 
the oj^ening of this new station has not 
yet been found possible. Mr. McGuire 
writes : 

We are certainly attempting great things for 
God in trjing to start a center of li^t for the 
hundreds of thousands in this destitute district 
about Pyapon. 



iDd iuiif^ schoola good 
made. One misaionu; 

Thonu comes Uie report that the Id the station and 

ererywhere are ready to listen to the progrcM 1 

" A man and his wife came seren >ay> : 

to invite the missionaiy to tharvil- -n„ ,<±ool !« U d«ng a ™t d«J. -IT^e 

rhich bad been prerioualy ruited t>y chiMien csn never be (tnog Buddhirts after tot 

ve preacher." In this atation the or seven yean of religioiu teadung; but this 
school re- 

Photo by 8. R. Vlnti 

ols occupy a 
oent place in 
innna work, 
te report tells 
luaUe service 
vd by them. 

jraduated thirty-five. A visit from 
nt graduate who has been at work 
Kengtung field aroused considerable 

k MDMr of the Ko SftD Ya Movameat 

a small part (rf this great, fertile. 

Sunday mornine prayer meeting he nas 
" How many Muhsos have b^n con- 
ap to the present time?" "Six thousand 
udred," wsa hia prompt reply. "And 
auugBa, how many havFuai'DsptizedP" 
ply was, " Eicht hundrMT" Mauog^ Ba 

I to spread Christianity among his 

stobeunderihe "f. 

: Burman s 

on of Mr. McGuire this year, (luriiif; 

iriougb of Dr. Evelelli, .\ suitable 

ag ia greatly newled. 

! college has been visited by repre- 

ives of the University of CaJeiitta, 

vhich it is nfliliate<], nnd is hifihly 

ended in their report. Three middle 

h scholarships miil three university 

Tshipa were won by students of the 

i in the final examinations. 


An eager concern is marked all over the 
field. Mr. Dye writes: 

We have never seen the time when the gospel 
met with such favorable reception or exdled so 
much interest. 

Mr. Geis, returning from a tour through 
the Hukong Valley, saysi 

Touring is a delight. It is good to see the 

fare of a man light up when he hears I am 

I p>vemment offieial but e *■ — ■" — ' 

1 teB(.4ier from 

From Mongnai conies the story of the 
baptism of a Hindu "saint " who spent 
twenty-five years seeking righteousness by 
self-torture, until he finally found it in 
Christ through the zeal of the hospital as- 
sistant. The Talain Christians began the 
year with the hope of winning 100 converts; 
the close of the year finds 143 baptized and 
two new churchea organised. 



"C^ HUTTING our eyes to many oppor- 
^^ lunities for fulfilling the Great Com- 
^^ mission, and asking only for men 
enough to maintain the work actually in 
hand and to open a little new work at two 
places now most urgently needed, we find 
that fifteen families and eight single women 
are needed at once." To this appeal, 
which griiJS us with its deliberate earnest- 
ness, we responded last year with but two 
families and one single woman. 

Yet the situation is hopeful — hopeful 
with the grit and determination of the 
scattered missionaries. There is no thought 
of retreat, but stories of revivals and plans 
for advance work fill the reports. 


The revival which started in the Welsh 
Mission in the Khasi Hills and spread down 

impur comes the word of a man'elous 
change in the conditions of the churches: 

The erowth in Christian knowledge, the eiving 
up of old sins and bidden heathen practises, a 
reaching out after the life and love of God and 
a sense of responsibility for the conversion of 
the heathen, have characterized almost everj- 

Read this account of the first manifestation 
of the revival at Golaghat: 

Saturday night the whole congregation broke 
down weepinc and were in great agony because 
of their sins; both young and old cned aloud for 
mercy. On Sunday the meetings b^an as earlv 
as six o'clock in the morning and continued until 
nearly twelve at night, with only short intervals 
for meals. The meetings were more quiet than 
on the day before, but several of the brethren 
were consecrated anew to Christ and many 
received a great blessing. 

The Garo Training 
School at Tura has 
had an eventful year. 
The government has 
recognized the 
school as of Middle 
En^ish grade, ne- 
cessitating a read- 
justment of the 
curriculum. Rice 
was unusually 
scarce, and finally 
the school had to 


into our Telugu Mission in South India, 
has also deeply affected the stations in 
Assam. Nowgong was the first to be 
reached, the boarding school girls being 
particularly stirred. From North Lakh- 

In the Naga 
Training School an 
encouraging sign is 
the increase in the 
number of self-sup- 
porting pupils, espe- 

^''ssi"" cially from among 

the Ao Nagas. It 

hoped that the Ao boys will soon not 

One village has been threatened with expulsion 
from the tribe if they continue to send their 
children to the school. The teacher thus far. 



has been successful in keeping up the 

is a center of increasing opportu- 
>r. Kirby, formerly of Africa, has 
Ddr. Jackman, and a hospital and 
Lses are being erected. The lieu- 
povemor has recommended the 
I of permission to tour among the 
and the viceroy's permit is ex- 
An able evangelist, speaking 
se, Bengali, Hindi and Nepali, is 
[ in the work among other tribes, 
r Mikir villages are asking for 
but there is a lack of funds and a 
of teachers. Mr. Swanson writes 

lity seems to have taken hold of the 

entire village, flw> that it is now common to hear 
the people singins Christian songs both at home 
and while at won in their fields. 

Assam has few medical workers, but the 
opportunity for that form of service is 
large. One physician has trained a number 
of native assistants, so that on tour they 
treat many simple diseases. Medicine is 
also sent out by mail to different parts of 
the field. 

In another station the missionaries, 
while not trained physicians, are doing 
what they can to relieve suffering. This 
is what one of them says: 

While on tours in the iniaior my heart adies 
to see the awful suffering among the people, 
much of whidi could be relievra haa we a 
medical missionary to go up and down this great 


' leading interest in the reports from 
our Telugu Mission is the re^nval 
which has swept through almost 
tation. " Deep conviction of sin, 
d humiliation, accompanied by sobs 
UTS, public confession, restitution, 
earnestness and joy " — these have 
e characteristics of the movement. 
otional manifestations seen in some 

have not accompanied the revival 
8, but instead a ** quiet, substantial 
: grace." In Aliur the awakening 
ulted in " a gratifying activity in 
cy effort for the salvation of souls, 
itributions for Christian work are 
nes as large as before." In Kurnool 
ival brought light after some very 
lays, when the missionary was 

with smallpox and his wife was 
g from ner\*ous prostration. 

m hour of discouragement, almost of 
but in that hour of darkness God came 
Ice. A common nclasari was clianfred 
■rival meeting lasting two weeks. The 
: God was present in mighty power. 
ftj^ we shall never forget so long as we 

^algonda the revival among the 

members was preceded bv one 

the native workers. Then the 

blessing came: 

whole week of cleansing and waiting 
e Lord for the fulness of his grace 

showers of blessing came down upon the pardied, 
empty hearts. The joy was unspeakable. Eveiy- 
thinff is new now. In addition to the usual 
Sunday and wedcday senrioes the people gath- 
ered voluntarily eveiy night for prayer and praise. 
What a privilege and encouragement it is to be 
here ana witness the marvelous doings of our 

A gratifying result of the revival at 
Atmakur, where the awakening first showed 
itself in South India, has been the develop- 
ment of a spirit of confidence among the 
Christians, which is leading them to initiate 
activities which hitherto they would not 
have thought of undertaking. 

Church members who had been accustomed to 
depend very largely upon the missionaiy for 
suggestions, are now able on their own initiative 
to conduct prayer and preaching ser\'iccs, to 
think and to plan for aggressive Christian work. 


Among those baptized during the year a 
considerable number are reported from 
upper castes, particularly the Sudras and 
Malas. In the Nalgonda field most of the 
395 baptisms were Malas. In Kanigiri 
sf)ecial direct effort was made to reach the 
Sudras. The result of one long tour is 
thus reported: 

The Sudras planned for the meetings so that they 
could attend. I was deeply impressed with the 
number — fuUylOO — who told me they believed 
the message. The friendly attitude of the caste 


"the baptist missionary MAGAZl 


9 pointed out in the introdut 

people wu exceeded oaiy by the deep spitit 

of ntquJiT conoenuDK the tcutb* w« procUim. a, - 

After auch ft tout uid nich Ncepttooi we cui- ^ f, t j- j .s 

- ■ South India reports, educatK 

transitional state in Indift. 
changes i 

duced, n 

Photo by A, H. Caitu 


In Allur BIZ convertB have come from 
caatefl, and the work among the women of 
the upper castes is growing. A woman 
misaionaty is called for to supervise this 
Utter work. At Cumbum the caate people, 
called " kings," have shown considerable 
interest. The missionaiy telb of preaching 
one night at a courthouse in a Sudra vil- 
lage, when the head-man of the " kings " 
kept the people some time after the service 
closed, telling them what he had heard 
from the missionary when at the latler's 
camp and urging them to believe the 
"good news." Dr. Boggs writes: "One 
is almost forced to the conclusion that 
Christianity is about to pass from the 
Panchamas (the outcaste people) to the 
Hindu society." 

to raise the standard of the i 
istrythroughout the mission. An 
event at the college was the g 
Telugu section of Madras Presid 
direction of the Young Men's 
Association. One particularly 
meeting was held on Prayer Mi 
when the secretary of the Nation 
ary Society for India presented 
of the unevangelized parts of L 
The industrial school at On 
fairly successful, does not seem 
plish all that is l)0|>ed for the pe 
therefore to be closed, and ar 
experiment station is to take 
where practical instruction in 


DR. .\DAMSEN has continued liis 
Taluable medical service among the 
Siamese people, while su)>or\'ising 
the evangelistic work among the Chinese. 
A disastrous fire destroyed the old Wnt 
Kdh chapel, erected many yean ago by Dr. 

Dean. It was nn object of gre 
to the Chinese who worshiped 
a subscription has been started 
building on the same site, whic) 
passed tor evangelistic work, 
baptized in the old chapel durin 

"the baptist missionary magazine, , 


THE most coidial reception has been 

The people ore close-fisted and hard-heaifed and 

cai« little for anything save nuiney and what it 

^ , „, ,. means. MiisioDaiT work will never be eoOT ia 

ing the past year. Ihe audiences jhU district. Yet these element', of charader 

perhaps not so large as when the make them not less hut more worthy of our beat 

object of curiosity, yet efforts. 


nominal inquir- 
ers are reported 
as numbered by 
the thousands. 
Mr. Openshaw 
tells of a meet- 
ing with an audi- 
ence so great that 
no building was 
large enough to 
accommod ate t he 
crowd. A plat- 
form was erected 
on the temple 
grounds, and a 
stereopticon held 
the close atten- 
tion of thethrong. 
" The people en- 
joyed the natural 
history views and 
those of foreign 
buildings, but 

deeper stillness 
when the picture 
of the Cross was 
shown." In the 

The willingness 
nith which temples 
snd other places i 

have been offere<l '-- , — . — ~-^^ - 

for the missionair'a '~-'~^ 

use, the class of in- ^,jj. |j[p|..„nL ehk 

telliKent people in- 
terested in the gos- '^^ 
pel and the desire j-rom th* Saiith 
on the part of many 
to ed rid of their 

Idob, have been unusual. . . . M'oincii linve ^'imx 
in greater numbers than usiinl (o tic t^u^lit. 

On the other hand Mr. Groesbeck writes 
of the indifference of the people to chnnges 
which do not affect material conditions 
in which they live. 



^^. mm] 




(■imm m^yryntmzmw.^^ m-i- \ 

t iiki 9^i&^mmi:^m'^'^T^ mm 

the terrible 
famine which 
has desolated 
some sections of 
China has not 
reached any of 
our fields. Over 
86,500 has, bow- 
ever, been for- 
warded through 
the Treasurer to 
the provinces in 

The native Chris- 
ing to keep ilp 
with the new 
education, and 
the year sees a 

development in 
the number and 
character of the 
.'ichools. InSotith 
China the village 
schools in the 
Hoklo part of 
the field have 
ndopted a cur- 
riculum provid- 
ing for a four 
years' course of 
study, under the 
direction of Mr. 
Capen, principal 

low field a prim 
icb oulstalion. 
nittee hns been 

npiwinted bv the church, the latter pro- 
viding half the running expenses. The 
difficulty in securing qualified teachers it is 


proposed to meet by securing Christian 
Japanese. The school at Yachow is so 
much appreciated by the prefect and the 
chief magistrates that they have sent their 
boys there rather than to their own govern- 
ment school. 

The union theological seminar}^ at Shang- 
hai has begun its sessions in a rented build- 
ing, the new structure not being ready. 
Thirty-eight pupils were in attendance. 
The college is not yet open for students, 
but the land is being prepared for the new 
buildings, eight in all. The Swatow theo- 
logical seminary has been given the name 
of the family to whom it is so greatly in- 
debted, and is called Ashmore Theological 
Seminary. The fine new building is steadily 
taking shape. At Wayland Academy the 
Christian boys have a prayer meeting each 
evening after study hours. 

In Hanyang an interesting opportunity 
has presented itself in the request of a 
number of Japanese young men for the 
formation of a class for Bible studv in 
English, suggesting the possibility of mis- 
sion work among the large number of 
Japanese in Hunan and Hupeh. 


The spirit of self-assertion and independ- 
ence seen in Japan is appearing also in 
China. Fortunately our missionaries are 
able to turn this to advantage in the 
strengthening of the work. In the Swatow 
field, on the suggestion of the Chinese, two 
leading preachers were sent on a six months' 
tour, visiting all the outstations and pre- 
senting the matter of independent church 
activitv, with the conditions and the 
scriptural basis. 

A definite embodiment of the new impulse is 
seen on Namoa Island. The church of thirty 
members at Autheh . . . reached the conviction 
that the time had come for them definitely to 
commit themselves to independence of foreign 
financial aid. A council of sister churches was 
called, the missionary being invited to be i^resent, 
and after most interesting and impressive ex- 
ercises the church was constituted an independ- 
ent, self-supporting body. 

During the recent furlough of Mr. 
Speicher, his work in the Kityang field was 
left in the hands of native leaders. The 
results proved the wisdom of this con- 
fidence, the work prospering under their 


JAPAN, like China, is a land of oppor- 
tunity. Forty-eight thousand are the 
figures given for the Christian popu- 
lation, but one native worker estimates that 
** at least one million are living the Chris- 
tian life.'* This indicates the pervasive in- 
fluence of (liristianity in the empire. 
President Woodward of the Missionarv 
Union savs: 

We are amazed at the ciuantity and c|uality of 
the work done when tlie snialiness and in- 
adecjuacy of the ecjuipnient and the nnnierieal 
strenj^th of tlie missionary force are taken into 
consideration. On all s'ulvs we hear of a ^reat 
revival of interest in Christianity on the part 
of the Japanese. 

Another says: '* I hear of intratlieriii^s 
everywhere; the air seems full of hopeful- 
ness and expectancy." 


The work among students is particularly 
inviting. It is estimated that at least 

80,000 Japanese students are studying in 
Tokvo alone. President W'oodwanl savs: 

We scarcely remember any impression so strik- 
ing as that which came to us in Tokyo when we 
saw, day after day, processions of students, pass- 
iufr sometimes in a single drive thousanas of 
youn«j men j^oing to and from their recitations 
with book in hand. 

The central tabernacle projected in Tokyo 
is intended to take advantage, to some 
extent at least, of the striking opportunity 
this suggests. Duncan Academy has 
opened a s|)ecial department for Filipinos, 
resulting in successful work. It is hoped 
to reach in this wav some of the Chinese 
students as well. 

The presence of the host of students 
from China, estimated at 20,000, is of 
preeminent interest. Here are the choice 
young men of the empire. They are in 
the midst of tremendous temptation, but 
if thev can he reached thev will exercise 
a mighty influence for the gospel in their 



nd when they return. " The man 
1 sit down beside them and help 
I their studies, sympathize with 
their noblest ambitious and counsel 
a kindly way — in short, the man 
be to them a brother — may hope 

-nother special opportunity is that 
d in Osnka, the commercial me- 
among the hosts of young men and 
who come to work in stores and 
.. '• Nearly 20,000 young girls are 
in the factories alone." We can 
imagine the terrible temptations 
•eset them. They are, however, 
ly open to the gospel message and 
aost inviting field. 


results are recorded by the mis- 
t. Mr. Bullen tells of a member 
ng Buddhist family, whose little girl 
ed him to come to the chapel, and 
ter studying carefully into Chris- 
fls earnestly confessed Christ. An- 

the same field, whose wickedness 

had been notorious, has completely re- 

In Osaka a converte<l Buddhist priest, 
now an evangelist, is reaching some of his 
former colleagues. One priest has become 
an inquirer and a regular attendant at the 
Bible class of the n ' 


Captain Bickel, whose ill health has pre- 
vented him from writing for his friends aa 
much as formerly, speaks of the year aa 
"tightening our grip on the minds and 
hearts of the island people." Repeatedly 
the people say, " When we once turn, we 
shall turn for good and all." Captain 
Bickel writes: 

In view of the strong evidences of advance, we 
believe that to say that the turning is now fifteen 
years nearer than it was when we began our work 
seven years ago, is no mere play upon words. 

Literature is freely used : letters and the 
ship's paper go to many hundreds of 
homes on the islands ; the ship's scripture 
calendar and loan library are also freely 
used. An interesting work is that among 
the students at two navigation schools. 




OUR Congo workers are never dis- 
couraged, and steady progress is 
reported this year. In Banza Man- 
teke plana are making for the development 
of church organization. The missionaiy is 
encouraging the appointing of representa- 
tives by the churches to adminbter the 
ordinances until ordained pastors can be 
supplied. At Kifwa the mission is being 
removed to Madimba, the new, more 
healthful location recently secured, and it 
is hoped that land may be secured at an- 
other place for an orphanage, 450 orphan 
children being in attendance on the mission 
schools. This calls for a woman mission- 
ary. At Matadi intemperance is a curse, 
as at other stations, but Dr. Sims is able 
to report that 1,000 have taken the total 
abstainers' pledge in the laat five years. A 
peculiarly interesting form of work is that 
conducted among men connected with the 
railway service. The repairs on the 
" Henry Reed " have been completed and 
the steamer has already resumed its benefi- 
cent work. 

The opening of Cuillo, the new station 
in Portuguese Congo, is of great interest. 
Buildings erected are temporary, a more 
[irosperous and more thickly populated 
country farther east being apparently more 
inviting. Preparation for work rather than 
work itself has occupied the time of the 
missionaries, yet the gosjjel has been 
jireached t o 

Baptists and our o 
a Bible school for the lower Congo district. 
It will probably be located at Kimpese, and 
the Swedish Missionary Society may also 
join in the enterprise. 


The already small force of missionaries 
grows smaller by the return of some to 
America or England for recuperation of 
health. Dr. Catharine Mabie, Mr. aid 
Ihlrs. Moon, Mr. Frederiekson, Mr. and 
Mrs. Moody and Mr. and Mrs. Clark an 
reported in this number. A peculiarlv 
painful element in the home-coming of 
Mr. and Mrs. Clark is the fact that both 
have been found to be infected with sleeping 
sickness. However, is it hoped that spe- 
cialists in Europe can check the diseaM. 
The fear of the witch doctor is a Ksl 
hindrance to many. Mr. Hall meDtiona 
three outposts recently established toA 

The youTu; people at these posts are very anlious 
to be taught the word of Grod, but many, throiutli 
feor of witch doctors and of the older people wbo 
atill cling to the superstitious idea that ne are 
seekinff to capture their spirits, will not come 
torftard openly to reeeive instruction. 

Persecution from Roman Catholic leaders 
is suffered in the Banza Manteke field, at 
one place Ihe church members being drive 


ce \s noted in the movement to 
international nction for relief in 
musing of public sentiment, the ex- 
n lo the British Government by our 
H ad ministration of the Jalter's " dc- 
cooperate for relief of the Congo 
," and the piissuge by the Senate of 
lulion promising support lo such 
■ action as the President may deem 
to take. The situation in ijelgium 

bis connection attention is called, in 
Toduction to the Africa reports, lo 
icrimination a|i;aiitst Protestant mis- 
ind in favor of Roinan Catholics in 
mting of station sites. The king has 

refused to allow the former any privileges 
in this regard, while sites have been granted 
to Roman Catholic mLisions. Moreover, a 
sort of " concordat " has been ratified by 
Leopold and the pope, whereby Human 
Catholic missions are to maintain schools 
and make periodical report to the govern- 
ment, and in return a grant of land will be 
made and a residence provided for the resi- 
dent priest. For a clear statement of the 
significance of this and other moves on the 
part of the king one should read the whole 
section in the report. A hopeful feature 
of the situation is the appointment of n 
consular representative in the Congo Stat^ 
by the United States Goveminent. 


gROGRESS among the 
churches is very encourag- 
ing." So reads the intro- 
ductory statement, and so 
tlie reports surely indicate. 
Several featurcsof the church 
life are of special note. The 
Janiway churches coritri- 
Egularly for work in other lands. In 
I new churches !ia\'e been organized. 
Blone chapel has been dedicated 
.[az. Lay workers are rendering 
service, some of the deacons in the 
Uission being specialty mentioned, 
preachers in the several fields have 
idained during the year. The secret 
■access of the work in the Philippines 
ixge part indicated by Dr. Lerrigo 
he writes : 

re tried to cultivate the spirit of Christ 
hevtfl of our own people by constant 
tad;. The strength of the work lies in 
loe foundation in the word of God which 
mbers have learned by constant reading 
cndance at the Bible classes. 


unong our schools in the Philippines 
industrial school at Jaro. Mr. Val- 
. the principal, was compelled to re- 
ome by ill health, and Mr. Maxfield 
It, Munger have been conducting 
hocJ. Miss Lund has also given 
Dce, while mechanical branches have 
ui^t by native instructors Thirty- 

nine of the boys have been baptized since 
coming lo the school. The rejwrt tells of 
a number of Roman Catholic boys from 
Negros who at first refused to attend chapel 
exercises and sneered at the Bible classes, 
but who, under the influence of the general 
spirit in the school, soon changed their 
attitude and became candidates for l)8p- 
tism. A government officer says: "The 
industrial school at Jaro is the very best 
thing that is being done in an educational 
way in the Philippine Islands." 

The dormitory in Bacolod for boys in 
attendance upon the public high school is 
having a strong influence, and plans are 
l«'ing maiie for a similar work for girls 
under the direction of Miss Kuhlen. The 
home school in Capiz is very popular, the 
number of girls now in the home having 
increased lo fifty-three. The need of a 
Bible school is recognized, and plans are 
being developed. Money has been pro- 
vided for a building, and land is now being 


In the preparation of a literature for the 
Visayan people Mr. Lund has not spared 
himself. Tracts and text-books in Pana- 
yan, the New Testament completed in 
Cebuan, three books of the Old Testament , 
in Panayan, a Bible dictionary and an 
outline of geography, — this is a full year's 
woric. Yet to all this muat be added the 



direction of the Bible institute during the 
gummer, and evangelistic services in several 
important centers. 

The small hand press at Jafo has worked 
night and day in the printing of the tracts 
and other literature, producing really re- 
markable results in view of the meager 
equipment. A large press is now to be 
added to the plant, and a site has been 
purchased for a new press building; while 
an experienced printer is already on the 
ground, making preparations for what ia 
confidently expected will be a far-reaching 
woric. As the introductory statement says: 

Our niifwion, throiu^ Mr. I^ind and a ireD- 
equij^ied printiiig punt, has the opportunitj d 
determining, to a large ezleot, the diaracbr of 
the literature to be read b; the ViaaTani irithii 
the next few yetn. 

While the outlook ia bright, two need* ut 
emphasiccd. One of these is a hospital fa 
both Jaro and C^pix, that the marveloiu 
opportunities may be improred. A secood 
need ia most impressively set forth in Ibe 
enumeration of eight who have retimeii 
to America on furiougfa, in companm 
with a lonely group of three new recruib. 


AS usual, the reports from Europe are 
full of inleresl. Nearly 7,000 have 
been baptized, bringing the mem- 
bership up to more than llo.OOO. Over 
1,000 churches are reported. 

France. ■ — Conditions in France make 
the work in that country of peculiar in- 
terest. The religious unrest has given the 
reformed churches a special o])[iort unity, 
and they have improved it well, iie^■^val 
movements have been prominent, Mr. 
Saillens being now engaged ivliolly in Hint 
form of work, with remarkable results. 
Nine young men are l>eing instructed regu- 


larly in evangelizing methods. What i^ 
probably the first Baptist church on th^ 
north coast of Africa has been organized it? 
the French protectorate of Algiers. Th^ 
death of Pastor Vincent is mentioned, on^ 
of the pioneers in northern France, whos^ 
five sons are all in the Baptist ministry ic^ 
that country. 

Germany. — The death of Professor Leh-" 
luaim. of the theological seminary at Ham -' 
burg, was n profound loss to the German 
work. Thirty-four men are enrolled in th"* 
seminary classes. In Hungary Baptist .£ 
nowreport 11,000 members. Theworki* 


! of the fields suffers much, from emi- 
on to America, but under most seif- 
ficing leaders progress is made. A new 
: is that among the Horn an Catholic 
B in Pnissia, where a Polish ei'Bngelist 

Btden. — Baptisms in Sweden the past 
number over 3,000, a gain of 556 over 
lumber added last year. Conlribiitions 
iased *3I,O00. A deeper earnestness 
iie part of the cinirches is met by 
lual activity of those hostile to the 
1. A plan is under consideration for 
establishment of an institution which 
I prepare students for the Bethel Thco- 

church. Evangelists go about without 
molestation. The circulation of literature 
is greatly increased. The 100.000 Stun- 
dists, Russians in the Greek Church, 
practically Baptists but not permitted by 
law to withdraw from the state church, 
are more boldly proclsiming their doctrines. 
Plans are developing for a theological 
school, as described in the June ^L\G.\ZI^"E. 
The fiftieth anniversari" of the founding 
of Baptist work in Finland was celebrated 
last summer, and a jubilee otfering was 
made for expansion. The churches re- 
port an increase of nearly fourteen per 
cent, in membership. 


ti Seminary. The latter school has 
srgest attendance in its history. 
Klin. — " The hopes of a greater 
lom aroused by the apparently more 
«1 attitude of King Alphonso have not 
been realized." Mr. Marin at Saba- 
and Mr. .Angladii at Barcelona are 
ering tireless sen-ice in the hopeful 
not very fruitful work. Progress is 
ried, however. " Work with the chil- 
is full of promise." 

tttia and Finland. — The liljerty of 
cience promised by i]n|>erinl edict two 
I ago baa not yet Ijeen embodied in 
ite law, hut the severity of the old 
nehasevidently forever pitied. Many 
ful signs are reported . A refonn 
sment has developed in the orthodox 

Deniiwrk. — Danish Bajjtists now num- 
ber over 4,000. Revivals are reported 
in some churches, seventy having been 
baptized at Bornhohn. At the Danish 
Baptist jubilee meetings in America, a 
special offering was determined upon as a 
recom|>ense to the home churches for losses 
sustained through emigration to this coun- 

Xorwaij. — Great pros[>erity is reported 
from the Norwegian churches, with re- 
vivals and the erection of new buildings. 
At Andenes the growing congregation has 
com|>elled enlargement of the church 
edifice. At Drammen, on the coast, the 
church, only two years old. now numbers 
forty members. Over 3,000 Daplists are 
reported in all the churches. 


Photoby R.E. Wotlay 






YOU have asked me to make a short 
contribution on some of the victories 
of the gospel in the days that you 
of the younger generation cannot remember. 
I comply with the utmoat pleasure. When 
I look around and see the tremendous 
advance now being made, it is cheering to 
go back and see from what a small begin- 
ning we have sprung. 

My thoughts were turned mission ward 
in 1849, though I was not accepted and 
sent out till 1830. So I was what the 
Californians called nn original old fortv- 
niner. I well remember the old missioli- 
ariea of that dav. There was S. Wells 
Williams and Dr.Legge and William Burns 
and Dr, GutzIaiT and Dr. Dean and Lcchlcr, 
and up the coast David Abeell, Dr. Mc- 
Gowan and Josiah Goddard the elder and 
Dr. Bridgeman, Walter Lowrie and Bishop 

It was a day of ver>' small things. The 
converts were very few in number and for 
the most part limid and apprehensive. 
They were afraid to assert themselves. 


Yet some of the early conrerts were prod- 
igies of grace and of faith in God. Our 
converts today are strengthened by their 
consciousness of numbers; but in those 
days, when a man became a Christian he 
was at once singled out and put in a pillory 
and ten thousand fingers pointed at him 
in scorn. The Christians of those days 
were subjected to an awful trial of their 
steadfastness, but having been bom into th^ 
kingdom of God in a tempest, they stood, 
the pellings of the storm like giant oaks. 
I can make mention of only one or twiy 

Old Pe Hwh was brought to Christ in 
this way: He was a foreman in a lumber- 
yar<l, in the days when Dean and Goddard 
were in Swalow. One day I asked him t* 
tell me the slorj- of his conversion. He 
replied, " Oh. there was not much of iL 
The |>cople who came to buy lumbn ikk 
continually talking about a new religioo 
that had come to town. Some said that 
these were a sort of Buddhists who were 
tr}'ing to heap up merit for themselvn 


et their sins. Others aaid that these 
nariea were sent out by the king 
lerica to prepare an invasion for the 
•e of the countrj-. I thought 1 would 
1 hear for myself. Teacher Goddard 
nachiog, and his text was, ' God so 

the world that he gave his only 
en Son, that whosoever beiieveth on 
louhl not perish, but have eierlasling 

I listened to him very carefully. 

he was through, I saw that the talk 
board-mill was all a mbtake. I saw 
the missionaries had come for. I 
Itood it and I believed it from that 
n and ever since." "And is that all?" 
d. " Yes, teacher, when I heard it 
ived it and have never once doubted 

dight to teil this incident, to show 
; at home what marvelous simplicity 
is in the gospel. This was a typical 
ence. You will observe, there was 
ise of sin. That does not mean that 
linesedidnothaveit; it was not only 
>ignant. That came afterwards, 
lore remarkable monument of grace 
hai Khi Hnia, a slender young fellow 
lid not look like an ordinary Chiua- 
His eyes were straight, not slanting, 
that dull, muddy black common to 
untrymen; but beautiful, translucent 
His disposition was gentle and re- 
I came to love him like a 

plot of grou 
had on H a 
e>e A n 

h r 

all acre or 
11 knoll plea 
nan wished 


or a. tomb 


and offered to 

As It was 
Khi refused 


onl^ [lalrin 
sell Then 



take It b\ 


e It was 


threw him into prison. Popular clamor 
became so great that the magistrate let 
him have the run of the prbon yard with 
only a small chain on him. 

Worked up to madness by the wrong 
done him, Ghai Khi broke out into a prayer 
to the unknown God of heaven. *' O God 
of heaven, if there be a God in heaven, 
help me to break the chain." He then 
wrenched himself with all his power. One 
of the links gave way, his hand parted and 
he could run. OS he ran like a flash and 
they could not catch him. In prison he 
had vowed to let his hair grow till he got 
back his land. In this unkempt state he 
wandered up and down, weeping, and 
brooding, and was treated aa a lunatic. 

One evening he happened along when 
one of our preachers was conducting a 
sen-ice. He was praying to " the living 
God of heaven." " Why," said Chai Khi, 
" this is the God that helped me." At once 
he was all attention. He drew near the 
preacher, who sat up late at night telling 
him about " the God of heaven." The 
result was that Chai Khi became a believer. 
The first thing he did when he was again 
in his right mind was to discard his crazy 
man's garb and manner. He was shaved, 
dressed himself up and went around with 
a springy step and a joyful countenance. 
His neighbors asked him, " Why! Have 
yo\i got hack your land ? " 
He replied, " I shall never 
gel that back, for that n 
too |K)Werful; but I have got 
|)ensalLOD ten thousand 
r. I have heaien 
and I have a Father in heaven 
and 1 have a brother in heaven 
and I shall by and by go 
and enjoy them. The loss 






WHILE the gospel has a personal 
following among the educated 
class in China, its achievements 
Have not been so notable in winning indi- 
viduals as in altering the spirit of the entire 
class. Though it is a noble sight to see the 
gospel come into control of an individual 
life, it is an equally noble sight to see it 
alter the spirit of a class of individuals, 
and it is to this latter operation especially 
that I wish to call attention. 

That such a change has been wrought in 
China cannot be denied. In 1898 the 
emperor, having gathered around him a 
group of progressive spirits, attempted to 
inaugurate -political and social reforms 
which they suggested; but so intense was 
the opposition to this movement that he 
was i^egated to an obscure position and 
virtually imprisoned in a secret part of the 
palace. Today these same re- 
forms, and still more radical 
ones, have been instituted by the 
very party which opposed him, 
and are gladly accepted by the 
people at large. In 1900 the 
spirit of opposition and antag- 
onism toward all things foreign 
reached its culmination in the 
Boxer Movement. Todav the 
spirit of China has been so 
entirely reversed that thousands 
of young Chinese students are 
rushing to Japan to acquire 
scientific Western instruction, 
and all foreigners within the 
boundaries of China are hailed 
as savants, whose knowledge 
is looked upon as a desirable 
asset to the communitv. 
This new spirit is finding 
expression in such practi- 
cal wavs as a revised 
and elaborate system of 
modern education; a de- 


termination to abolish the use 
of opium within the next ten 
edict to codify the Chinese laws 
enthusiasm over the anti-footbinc 
ment; the recent determinatio 
government to rid Christian si 
government colleges of all embf 
in the matter of Confucian wor 
by other equally important i 
which might be cited. 

These things mean essentiaU} 
of life; fetters that have lain h 
the hands of Chinese society foi 
have been struck off; aspirations 
been stifled may now have free < 
The prospect is for better, noblei 
democratic life for all; and 
educated classes are the leaders i 
society, it is they who have bee; 
from opposition toward impro' 
enthusiasm for it. Anc 
gospel may be epitomis 
phrase, ** Not to be 
unto, but to ministe 
Christ himself pointe 
the difference betweei 
condition of society an 
which he came to set 
are we not justified 
this new movement of 1 
uplift the work of th 
It assuredlv would not 
had not the spirit of 
embodied not only in 
ing of missionaries, b 
life of Western c 
been brought into £ 
tact with the old CI 
It is the WTiter's I 
the stimulus in 
movement of tb 
ing of China is 
of Jesus Chris 
is glad to belie 
has had other 


||the baptist missionary magazine, I 

communication as netl as the preaching 
and teaching of our missionaries. 

History does not record any more mar- 
velous achievement than the conversion 
of the conservative educated classes of 
China from their opposition to the advance- 
ment of lite to hearty appreciation of it 
and effort for it; and whereas five years 
ago it looked as if this might be a slow, 
though even at that time sure movement, 
it is now an accomplished fact. What re- 

mains to be done is to transmute this 
present progressive spirit from a wholly 
selfish wish to acquire benefit, into a gen- 
erous impulse to impart it. If this object 
can be attained, and it can be attained only 
through the most earnest and intelligent 
Christian teaching, the spirilual regenera- 
tion, as well as the physical awakening 
of China will be complete. The educated 
class is still, as it always has been, the key 
to the situation: 





URIXG the las! ciglitecn months 
ing[>o have l)ecn |>ertiiitted 
I never before the power of 
the gospel to change hearts anil Iraiisftirni 

When L — first entered our Wirding 
school, her chief delight seennii to l>e in 
Etirring up strife. Where she found a 
smouldering of dislike, she fiintie<l it to nn 
open quarrel, and np])eared to lake an 
impish pleasure iu the hot words and 
wounded hearts of her schoolmates. The 
falsehoods, too, which she related in her 

home circle in regard to the school caused 
us endless trouble. Because she did not 
come from a heathen home, it seemed all 
the more difficult to help her. Although 
knowing the truth, she sleeleil her heart 
against its teachings. 

Hut prayer to the Father of all [>ower 
cannot go unanswered, and one clay the 
change came. When Is — first heard 
the voice of the I-ord convicting her of sin, 
her repentance was most real, even agon- 
izing in its earnestness; and she came 
not only to me but to each one of her school- 


mates, asking most humbly for forgiTeness 
for the past and our prayers for the future, 
that she might never again so grieve the 
Lord Jesus. Prom that day, L — haa been 


one of the most helpful giris in the school, 
and her loving thoughtfulness for all 
alxiiit her is indeed a man'el to those 
who knew her before this change. 

Another one of our girls, A ^ , came 
to lis from quite a different home. She had 
been rescued by Miss Bonnell from an 
ojiiiim den in Shiinghai.- Her violent 
fits of temper, when she would ruthlessly 

tear her gsrmetita and cast them aside, sod 
her diai^ard of all authority, made her i 
most difficult pitfii] to deal with. Her 
former life had rendered her incapaUe of 
understanding land 
treatment. At timea 
it almost seemed u 
if she were poaseaanj 
of a demon, and wt 
thou^t for the good 
of the other girii 
we would have to 
send her away frDtn 
the school. 

to a day of repent- 
ance, and OUT 
prayers for her m 
being answered 
abundantly. No* 
there is no pufNl b 
the school more 
ready and willing 
to help, nor more 
tender to the 
slightest correction. 
And she has be- 
come BO eager for the salvation of bcr 
father, praying with agonizing teara (or 
the father who sold her to the keepers of 
the opium den, but thanking her Heavenlv 
Father for sending her to this school. 

These are but two of the many yourg 
women who within the last two years have 
shown that they have known the power of 





VER since the cslnblishment of the 
Chinese Empire, for more than five 
thousand years, many relipions 

• Mr. TonR ha.s been hcnil leadier of (lie 
boanlitiK siliool at Niiii;po for maiiy .venr 
ha.1 recently liecn railed to Ihe Sliancliil 
lut Theological Semiiiaiy. 

have been introduced into China or hs'* 
originated there. Whatever schemes thej 
devise to influence or convert the peoplfi 
they yieUl no fruitful results. Christianity. 
however, is f\mle different. It started trom 
a. humble origin, in Judea, then began lo 
stretch its hands into both Eastern and 


m hemispheres. All other religions 
remained either stalionarv or have 
propagated hy some forcihie means. 
islance, Mohammedanism lias been 
I b_T Ihe sword, but Christianity has 
progressing aJid pushing forward in 
rling people through prayer and the 
of the Holy Spirit. So it has ex- 
d by its strange power of influencing 
onveriing, n power which no other 
in can know or imagine. 
n« are three factors in my experience 
prove its power in Chins. First, 
jspe! has the power of cutting off 

twd habits. The habits of opium- 
Dg, drinking, gambling, reviling, 
ng and all sorts of evil deeds are in- 
. in the Chinese from birth, so they 
t but do these things thougli they 

they are wTong. Yet I am glad lo 
it in the Christians' hearts roots of 
>Bd habits hare been cut out. because 
«pend upon God. who is Ihe eternal 
1 of all purity. 

)nd, the gospel has the power of 
ing bad customs. Foot-binding, ex- 
bhI marriages and superficial eti- 
sre prevailing customs in China. 

Christianity has been adopted, the 
if the gospel has changed them into 
er condition, as the typhoon blows 
■Jie dust from the street. 

Third, the gospel has the power of mak- 
ing people disbelieve in superstitions, 
tieomuncy, idolatry, fortune-telling, are 
like a strong iron wall keeping men's 
hearts from the light of truth for ages. To 
cut off theae sujierstitions is hardly easier 
than to remove a mountain. Nevertheless 
the seetjs of the gospel have become rooted 
in men's hearts and are able gradually to 
choke out these falsities. So in the Chris- 
tian circle the power of overcoming super- 
stitions is showing the most stron^y and 
wonderfully of all the above-mentioned 

The gospel, however, not only destroys 
the evil; it also creates the good. It has 
Ihe |M»w^r of creating a new heart in man. 
It not only makes men lo know wTong but 
also guides them to ilo right. I am sure 
that some of our Christians could not be 
5o honest, brave, kind, pure and righteous 
as thej- are now without the help of the 
gospel. A heathen, though sometimes 
good, can never remain so for as long a 
time as a Christian can. 

So we see -what a great influence the 
gosjjet e.^ereises U[M)n meii'sminds in China! 
The old Cbinese proverb, " River and 
mountain may be changed, but men's 
hearts will never be changed," cannot be 
used now in the time of the gospel and its 
wondrous power. 




company with Pastor Tsao. I have 
«n to Yochow. We went by steamer 
am Hankow, and reached the mouth 
Jlgting Lake the next day at sim- 
Sy taking the steamer we saved a 
1 tedious journey in a native boat, 
te worked back down stream in a 
sion of native boats as needed, or by 
.oron foot. 

bow is a city of Ihe first rank, and is 
y to the Province of Hunan. It is 

beautifully situated at the entrance of 
Tungting Lake, IS6 miles from Hankow. 
and is a customs station for the province, 
with a staff of foreign officials. The view 
of the lake from the city is most striking. 

Pastor Tsao and I made several trips in 
different directions and finally left in a very 
small native boat for our lower river sta- 
tions. It was miserable traveling, and we 
were glad to reach our station at Kiayu and 
have a welcome troia our dear brethren 

Pbotoa by S. C. Aduia 

Chriatiu Book Store Quarlen ot It«v. S. U. Adma 

there. I went <n'erland from Kia^ni to 
Puchi, and spent some days there. There 
were many inquiries about my son Sidney, 
who is a very great man in those parts, and 
they all want to know when he will come 
back. The riot with the Roman Catholics 
has been eomtortably settled. They des- 
troyed the whole of our furniture, but at my 
request the magistrate made the Catholics 
pay all the damages, and wf did not ask 
to have the a^ressors punished. Thb 
has made a good feeling on both sides. 
Mr. Tai brought up a number of candi- 
dates for baptism, of whom I received 
thirteen. There was a happy little gather- 
ing at the Lord's Inble. We need n site 
here, and ii very suitable one is offered 
for 9800 gold. 

I left to return overland, riding in a chair 
and walking, with Mr. Chang Meo Shuen 
in atlendaiice. We did twenty miles and 
then had to cross a lake twenty miles wide 
in a small boat When we got out into the 
lake we found n gale blowing. Chong 
took off his gown, and hel|>ed Ihe two men 
to row, but Ihe wind created such huge 
waves we were almost swainj>ed. .\t last 
we were fairly blown ashore at some un- 
known place, and night cnme on with 
howling wiiHl and showers of sleet, and it 
became verj- eold. We fortunately had 
our bedding with us, which the boalmen 
carried ashore. We went through a thick 
pine and oak forest for some distance and 
found a small dirty village. Tlie i)cople 
were smillen with the disease which has 
been canning off so many this autumn. 
There were some dead in each house, and 

we could get no lodging. At last we found 
a new building, just tiled roof and but 
walls, no windows, doors or furniture, but 
still a dry shelter from the stonn. 

Here we slept, Chang on a heap of sin* 
and I on some boards. When travding 
with my dear friend Hudson Taykff, in 
similar circumstances, he used to ht, 
" There's a soft spot in every hard baud, 
if you only know where to find it" TTk 
cold was intense, and presently I founi) 
some soft substance falling on my ficc. 
I lit my candle and found that it wu wftly 
falling snow, which the wind was dnnng 
under the tiles. I felt asleep holding up 
my old unibrella. I was aroused by some 
one tucking in my feet, but was too weary 
lo investigate. \S'hen the cold day dairnnl. 
I found Mr. Chang had tucked my feet up 
in his wadded jacket, knowing t was so 
cold. I felt sorri- for him, yet pleased tt 
his kindness, for he had but little bedding. 
like myself. We resumed our jouraey. 
and liungrj-, wet and cold we were glad to 
reach Kiayu the following afternoon. Vi"« 
had a good Sunday there and then we went 
oil down stream in another small boat, 
slopping at Kinkeo and reaching Hanyug 
a few days later. 


f AM hoping to begin school woric od. > 
'- new basis next year. I am also having 
a class for luitive helpers, and wish them to 
study at least two years. This is the only 
way I can see by which to provide fw 
the neeils of the work. — R. Wellwood, 






HE chief work of llie r 
to bring men into personal relation 
with God through Jesus Christ the 
gather them inio groups called 
les, and teach them to carry on, 
luallv and unilediv, the same work 

view of China's awakening, upon 
)Brt of his work should the missionary 
ress at the present time ? Granted 
'hina is awakening and that much of 
ark of the missionary is beyond the 
T stage, that educational, medical 
ivangelislic effort have produced a 
of Christians gathered together in 
les, what is the best course for the 
■nary lo pursue to advance the king- 
■f God most rapidly ? 
hing is more certain than that the 
>n and influence of the missionary 
(crease in direct projwrtion to China's 
cement. Educational work is rnpidly 
ling a government function, and will 
I and iniproie as ]iri>grt'ss is made, 
pread of the ktnnvledgc of nic<licine 
urgery will tend lo nuikc this aid to 
in work griidiinlly less and less 

important. The Chinese churches will 
more and more support themselves, Iheir 
theological schools, their evangelistic and 
missionary work. The movement towards 
independence in church work has already 

It is not that foreign missionary work 
along these lines will not be needed in the 
near or distant future; it is rather a ques- 
tion of emphasis what is best to do under 
the circumstances. The fact is that 
foreign missionary work ts more impera- 
tively needed now and will be in the near 
future than at any other time in the history 
of China. Why? China asleep had to 
have everything done for her — a task too 
heavy for the best missionary enthusiasm. 
Cliiiia awakening can l»e helped lo do nuich 
for herself. China fully awake will not 
readily accept foreign ai<l. 

This, then, is I he supreme task for 
present missionary effort lo accomplish: 
lo help the native Christians to help them- 
selves. This means thai particular emplia- 
si.e must l>e laL<l on the last clause of the 

all things whalsocvcr I have commande<l 


you." It means that mission educational 
work, instead of tnnng to educate China, 
will be mainly occupied with the task of 
training native Christians to do this. It 
means that instead of establishing number- 
less hospitals for the healing of the sick, 
stress should be laid on medical schools 
for the training of Christian doctors and 
nurses. It means that instead of the 
missionaries engaging extensively in evan- 
gelistic work, covering all China with 
expensive compounds, the burden must be 
laid more and more upon native missionary' 
societies, while the missionaries seek to 
train native pastors and native evangelists 
to do the work, and encourage the native 
churches to support them. It means that 
the production of necessary Christian 
literature to disseminate this teaching will 
need more hearty support. It means that 
instead of establishing too many weak 
churches to be supported by the home 
societies, the tendency will be to develop 
strong churches that can not only support 
themselves, but help raise funds and 

enthusiasm for the support and growth of 
weakly churches and the founding ci new 
ones. Finally it means that the miaaionaiy, 
like John the Baptist, who had attraded 
multitudes, must say, " I must decrease, 
but they " — the native Christians — 
" must increase." Yet! he will say it and 
be glad and rejoice while he says it, for the 
redemption of China can come in no other 

This, it seems to me, is the emphatic 
part of the present work of the missionary 
in reference to the China of the future. 
The work must be made intensive through 
the missionary, that it may become ex- 
tensive through the native Christians. 
Better hope and work and pray for a few 
native Pauls than plead for many foreign 
Peters. If China is ever made Christ's it 
must be largely through her own native 
Christian workers whom she has learned 
to love and to follow. If the missionaries 
through the grace of God given unto them 
can furnish these, they have rendered their 
highest ser\'ice to the China of the future. 






S Not one Chinese Protestant Christian. 
In 184^, after thirty-five years, there were 
only six church members, and in 1860 only 
about 1,000. 

S Morrison the only Protestant missionar}'. 
In 1830 two American missionaries 
landeil ; but even in 1860 the total mission- 
ary force numbered only 100. 

S No native helpers. In 1823 Liang A Fa 
was ordained to the office of evangelist. 

S No part of the Bible in print. The 
Roman missionaries had translated large 
portions, but these had not been printed. 

S No Christian books or tracts in Chinese. 
Even fifty years later the niiml>er of such 
books in circulation was almost a negligi- 
ble quantity. 

S China closed against the gosjxjl. Ys\e\\ 
in 1857 only the five treaty ports were ojxmi 
to the missionary-. 


S Over 150,000 church members, repre 

senting a Christian conununity of abou 
half a million souls, in ever}' province o 
the empire. 

S More than 3,800 foreign missionaries- - 
(including 1,146 wives). These are to b^^ 
found in every provincial capital and ic^ 
most of the large cities. 

S About 10,000 Chinese preachers, teachczJ 
ers, colix)rteurs, etc. 

S More than a million copies of the Scripqf 
tures, in whole or in part, were sold ii 
China last vear. 


fi From Hankow alone, during the pa: ^ 
thirtv vears, more than 26,000,000 Chri -^ 
tian books and tracts have been issued ac "^ 

fi The whole of China open to missiona -^ 
work, eager for new light, new knowled^^ 
new life. 




[E military spirit is rampRiit in 
China. Directed by Japanese offi* 
sers, or by Chinese wlio have studied 
, tens of thousands of Celpstiol 
Are bein^ drilled into some seni- 
of disciplined troops. Stimulated 


rnple. Chin. 


1 gun 

»y journey up the Yangtse, from 
t driilground and barracks I heard 
es of Ihe various bugle ciill.s of West- 
m«. In some instances the trum- 
were practising on modem comets 
es; but I have a very vivid recoUec- 
two men standing on a rampart 
I on huge trumpets of ancient 
and of greater size than slide trom- 
The effect was ear-splitting and 
Bcking. yet they persisted with a 
irthy of a better cause until we were 
t a mile away. The mission corn- 
in Hanyang is situated near the 
i' drill ground, and every morning 
break we were treated, willy-nilly, 
reveille. In more senses than one 
ly look tor an early awakening in 

;et practise is part of the usual drill of 
iiers. The uniform is not uniform 
nit for the most part is a compromise 
a the costumes of the Occident and 
ient. The queue is usually sacri- 
The accom])Hnying picture was 
in Ichang, 1,000 miles from the 
of the Yangtse. It shows. that the 
f spirit is not confined to seaports. 

Among the gunboat< of many nations. 
lying at anchor near Shanghai, one of the 
largest was flying the imperial dragon. 
Smaller gunboats (mere jjolice jtatrols) 
may be foimd al every town and customs 
landing along the Yangtse. 

There have been arsenals in China for 
more than a score of years; but new arse- 
nals, with the latest type of machinery, ore 
now being built and the older arsenals are 
being modernized. There seems to be 
some ground for the belief that the govern- 
ment intends to have at least one arsenal in 
every province. 

Some of the missionaries are taking 
advantage of or succumbing to (according 
to one's point of view) the military spirit 
of China. Some are forming organizations 
similar to boys' brigades and are drilling 
the youths in the schools. These brigades 
are usually conducted for the sake of 
the gymnastics afforded by the drill, but 
present some military features. 

There are those who feel that the teach- 
ing of obedience and self-control through 
military discipline is laudable and impor- 
tant for the making of good citizens. Visi- 
ble proof of the missionaries' interest in 
China's national welfare is believed to 
disarm criticism and suspicion. On the 
olher hand, there are many, especially in 
the Friends' Mission, who deplore" Ihe 
spirit of militarism as essentially opposed 
lo the spirit of Christ. 

In all this awakening, Ja[)an is playing 
a prominent part, and, as usual, is reaping 
her reward in material gain. A Japanese 
was asked the other day what the attitude 


||the baptist missionary magazine. 1 

of China is toward Japan. He said: suffered at Japan's hands, it ia predicted 
" They worship us now, but very soon that China's new milituy power is to be 
there will come a change." On account directed against her present instructor, 


However, those 
who know Chins 
best realize that 
as yet there is 
little solidarity 
among- the vari- 
ous provinces. 
They predict that 
China must yet 
be melted in the 
fiery furnace of 
civil strife before 
her factions will 

O that an ensign 
other than the 

might be set for 
these hosts of 
of Japan's avarice, and because of the young men! Fray for Qk future patriots 
deep humiliation of the defeat China of China. 



SwATOW, China, .\pril 8. 
I HAVE Irnd a good time 
here among the several 
workers. At Kitvimg 
we liml an inspiring 
visit with the Sjioicliera. 
A company of the 
native Chrisliaiis were 
ftl the landing when 
ed, having Ixt-n es<-i>rled from 
by Mrs. S(Hnclier. who liiid 
wn (o bring us up on the steam 
Their shining faces, faces of 
II strength, mjuie us {n-\ at once 
that thev were real Christians and inlclli- 
gent wilh respect to the import of our visit. 
All came over to the mission for ji 

visits to Swatow. Kityaim and Fin 
full story of liis journey will be e 
great interest. 

formal address of welcome. In the evening 
Mr. Speicher and I went into the city to a 
little chapel seriice and I s)>oke to the 
natives on the " Feeding of the Five 
Thousand," and tlie next morning, at the 
much larger chapel, which was filled with 
aliout 900 prople, I spoke again on the 
ninth of John. Mr. Speicher interpreted 
grandly and if I can believe the testimonies - 
my points were taken with avidily and 
enthusiasm. Indeed, there and here I 
have preneheil &ve times, and each time— 
with increasing evidence thai the message" 
went home. Mr. Speicher says; " Any" 
one who sticks lo the Scripture narrative^ 
and really ex[Kiimds them simply cannoff 
go amiss." The oriental mind can appre — 
ciate Scripture when other talk miscarries. - 
Here in Kakchioh I have had good time^ 
with Mr.Cii|H-n's boys (the students), wh^? 
are full of [iromise. Mr. Capen is getting 
a strong hold on them. He uses the lar*- 


guage well, ia full of enthusiasm and loves 
the boys. He ought to have a new acad- 
emy building, for in such work as he is 
doing there lies much hope for a stronger 
class of preachers and teachers than can be 
had otherwise. All honor to those nho 
hitherto have wrought so well with the 
material within reach; but the new con- 
ditions of this time in China demand 
special attention to the youth who are 
coming on. The new theological school 
building is rbing three stories high and has 
the roof nearly on. It will accommodate 
sixty students, — a fine thing. All the 
workers here have seemed so glad to see 
us and so cheered by onr visit. 

FucHOW, April 18, 
Our steamer for Shanghai stopped here 
a day for cargo. This has given us a fine 
opportunity to see the interesting old city 
and the work of the American Methodists 
and Congregational bts. All day yesterday 
we gave to this, and the visit has afforded 
us one of the most inspiring views I have 
ever seen in China. Where the Methodists 
live and have their Anglo-Chinese College, 
their large press, girls' schools, elc, on bluff- 
like heights, there is a bit of most attractive 
and garden-like 
area, with scores 
of wallcd-in 
foreign houses, 
and the consulates. 
We called on the 
Goudys, who are 
at the head of the 
college, and were 
most hospitably 
received and kept 
to tiffin, shown 
the college, and 
the new brick 

But we must 
go and see the 

Mission across the itKiucE or ^ 

city and get back 

to the steamer by sailiug lime; so borne in 
chairs by three coolies each we stjirted. an 
hour's journey, down the hill, across the 
stone " bridge of ten thousand ages " 

(most appropriately named), and through 
the city — a city vastly cleaner, however, 
than most of Ihem. When we had at last 
arrived at the Congregational mission 
compound, just under the shadow of the 
ancient white pagoda, we n*ere most cor- 
dially welcomed and in short order intro- 
duced lo Mother Ilartwell.aged eighty-four, 
widow of the original founder of the work 
in 1847; also many other missionaries. 
But none of them was so glad to see us as 
our friend Mr. Ding, who was wilh us in 
Northfield ten years ago. He is the best 
native theological teacher they have here. 
The Christian work in this Fukien Prov- 
ince is about the most fruitful in China, 
embracing some 3^,000 Christians in all 
the missions. The Chureh Missionary 
Society work is strong here, but we had no 
time to see it. Coming back last evening 
to the "Pagoda Anchorage" where our 
steamer still lies, we called on three mission- 
ary families that live on the hilltop near by 
and they seemed so grateful for our call. 
We had quite a party together for supper, 
much talk, a hymn. Scripture reading and 
prayer together. We are just now wait- 
ing for (he flood-lide lo bear us over the 
bars in the lower ri*er out to sea and the 
trip on to Shanghai. We shall be a day 

or so Inle for the native assoriation al 
Hucliow, but the ten .\nierican visitors 
of llie Kubnnk parlv can make up for 





IN evciy particular it was a grand suc- 
cess. The Morrison Centenary Con- 
ference not only surpaased all previous 
missionary conferences in China, but in 
the realization it was more than had been 
hoped or expected. Full reports are not 
yet available, but from the excellent 
accounts of the meetings published in the 
North China Herald we note some of the 
characteristics of the gathering and of the 
more important actions taken. Nearly 
a thousand delegates and riaiton were 
present, and the most earnest attention was 
given to the proceedings. Nearly every 
section of the Chinese Empire was rep- 
resented, as well as Europe and America, 
American Baptbts, both North and South, 
were active in all the work of the conference, 
the large del^ation from our own churches 
in this country being supplemented by 
some from the South. All our missions, 
except West China, and all those of the 
Southern Baptist Convention had delegates 
present. Dr. Mabie led the opening 
devotional meeting, and Colonel £. H. 
Haskell, of Boston, preaiilol at one of the 
evening mass meetings at the town hall. 
Rev. J. S. Adams, of Ilanyung, presided 
at the special meeting on the anti-opium 
movement. Hev. William Ashmore, Jr., 
D.D., of Swatow, and Rev. F. J. WJiile, 
of Shanghai, were among the menilxrs of 

The conference had two chairmen, pre- 
siding at alternate sessions: Ri'v. Arthur 
H. Smith. D.D., of the Aniericiin Boiird, 
and Rev. J. Campbell (Jii.son. D.D,. of the 
English Presliyteriim Mission in Sivalow. 
All subjects prvsenlctl luul ]nwiously l>eeii 
eonsiilere<l carefully by eonimillees. Iheir 
conclusions Iteing brought Ix'fure the con- 
ference in the form of resolutions, thus 
saving much lime for the delegates. 

The greatest debate took place on the 
resolutions of .the committee on comity 
and federation. For months thia subject 
has been a bone of contention among 
missionaries in all parts of China. Radical 
plans had been proposed by some, which 
made many doubtful of any practical result. 
The resolutions carried by the conference, 
however, were moderate in tone, and while 
of course not acceptable to all, undoubtedly 
mark a long step in advance. Says the 
Xorth China Herald: 

The kejrnote of the o 
It has underlain every series <A nac^utiam, everr 
paper prepared, and hardly an hour has pwied 
without some reference to it. 

It is not surprising, therefore, that 
definite action along this line was taken. 
The resolutions adopted recommend " the 
formation of a federal union under the title. 
The Christian Federation of China." The t 

conference urged the formation of provin 

eial councils consisting of both Chinese and.S 
foreign delegates, with two secretaries _ 
one Chinese and one foreign, for enclr J 
council; and a national representative* 
council composed of representatives froa^c 
the several provincial councils. Tw» - 
secretaries, one Chinese and one foreigir^rj 
arc to be appointed by the national counci A 
An organizing committee of twenty-fi*".^* 
WHS appointed to secure the formation i^ 
these councils. The national represents, z: 
live council is to act as a consultative an^ 
,i<lvisory body only, sening aa a mediu-^K 
for the expression of Christian opinion 

Cliinji. The work of the federation n 

deeliired to t>e: 

(ft) To fiifourajre everything that will demw^Dl 
>lralo tlif exisliii): essential unity of Christia— -V, 
ti) wuli'li fi>r iip|Hirtuiiities of united praj'er ia> ""d 
mutual toiifcrenee tietwmi representatives of 
ililTerent bodies of ChriHtians in China; anil *> 


opportuni^ oBen, to^initisle and arraiige for 
repRsentBtive meetings for the furtherance of 
Cnriatian unit;. 

(6) To deriae and Tecommend plans whereby 
the whole field can be worked most efficiently 
and with the gteatest economy in men. time and 

{e) To promote union in educational work. 

(d) To encoura|[e the consideration of all aues- 
tioDB >a to how the vi 
work can be carried oi 

(e) And in general to endeavc 
moniouB, cooperent and mon 
throughout the whole empire. 

A day was giTen to the repcnrts of the 
Bible translation companies. Three ver- 
sions of the New Testament were presented 
b the " easy classical," the " high classi- 

effective work 

taries on the books of the Bible in Man- 
darin and Wenli. On the tite of the Bible, 
one of the important recommendations wgs 
the securing of a general secretary to devote 
his whole time to the promotion of Sunday 
school work throughout China. 

In line with the plan mentioned in our 
Annual Report to estimate the number of 
workers and the amount of funds necessary 
to evangelize the several mission fields, 
the conference requested each mission to 
prepare at the earliest opportunity an 
official estimate for its own field, including 
not only simple evangelization, but also the 
efficient maintenance of the expanded work. 

An interesting feature at one of the ses- 

cal " and the Mandarin. As the Inngimge 
has considerably changed since these com- 
panies were formed, the " easy Wenli," or 
" easy classical," becoming mure and more 
the language of the day, it «iis decided to 
prepare " one standard uniwi Bible in two 
versions, Wenli and Manchiriii." anr! two 
committees were a]i[K>inted to have the 
work in charge. Where versions in lociil 
dialects are needed, the conference recom- 
mended that local eonnnillecs lie foniifd 
to make the version uniform in interpreta- 
tion with the standard Wenti and Mnn.larin 
versions. A committee was also appointed 
to arrange for the preparation of ( 

sions was the presenlxtion of Tiiolnl Tong, 
representing the Chinese Government. A 
cordial greeting whs extended lo him, to 
which he replied in a frank address. 

In estimating the conference the Xorth 
China Herald says: 

No one can deny lliul tlie cause of I'roteslaat 
inissiims in this vast empire has Ixm-ii .streiigth- 
eiKil l>y the full mid mrefiil ilLscus-^ion. . . . 

Wlietlier all the pn)iio.iiiis are ncliil u|K>n or 
■ml. tlie ceiitennry trutlierinK must go down to 
liistory HI tin e[XK'h-mHkins event, and not its 
least claim ft)r the Kraleftil n^opiition of the 
n'lJKious world is the fact that tlie various mis- 
sions in Cliina should hnvc been able to set an 
example of some measure of unanimity to 
religious bodies in the home countries. 

Cthe baptist missionary magazine. 



THE growth of the Laymen's Mission- 
ary Movement has been remarkable. 
It has been welcomed by leaders in 
the missionary enterprise and by the lay- 
men in the churches, and its plans thus far 
have been vigorously and successfully car- 
ried out. The under- 
taking to induce fifty 
influential laymen to 
visit the mission fields 
aa a Laymen's Cen- 
tenial Commission 
has succeeded even 
better than wasantici- 
pated. Atlastreporis 
thirty-six men had 
been appointed on 

twenty-nine having 
already sailed. These 
all go at their own 
charges, visiting any 
fields they 



response to the prop- 
osition to send fifty 
men has been so gen- 
eral and cordial, it is 
no"- deemed wise to 
increase tlie nuinlver 
to one hundreil, pro- moknay 

videdsuilablemenare a Uaptist lauyer nron 

found for the mission. ^'"'^ 


ized ivhich will sail from the Pacific Coast 
on AugusI 9; it is exjjectwl that this will 1^ a 
large one. They will go to Japan together, 
but there will separate, traveling thereafter 
singly or in small groups, investigating the 
methods, results and neixls of missions in 
various fields, and occasionally asseiiililing 
in large cities for comparison of results and 
for popular meetings. 

In response to a cordial invitation from 
leading men of different denominations in 
Great Britain, the Laymen's Movement has 
sent a deputation of six representative men 
to England to confer with leaders of the 


foreign missionary work there as to the best 
methods of securing the great end in vie*. 
'■ The Evangelization of the World in This 
Generation." Two weeks were spent in 
conference, and addresses were made in 
some of the principal cities. It is hoped 
that some practical 
scheme of cooperat Vcn 
may result on the pel* 
of the men of t:b« 
English-speaki Kg 
nations. The Eaaen 
making up the de> mu- 
tation are VYm. Ja\ 
Schieflfehn. Ph.D., of 
New York; Silas »f^ 
Bee, editor of Tlie 
Churchman; .\lfred 
E. Marling, of IN'ew 
York; H. H. Fudger 
and N. W. Hovles, of 
Toronto; and J- 
Campbell Whit er. 
general secretan" C^' 
the Movement. ' 

In the effort to pn^' 
sent the claims c:^^ 

foreign missions t^ '. 

the men whom it i ^^ 
ho|>ed to reach, sir ' 
viLLi.^MS public dinners hav^ 

neot iti the l.nymeiiB l*^" ^^^^ under lll^ -* 

'""" auspices of the Move-^ 

ment, at New York:*^ 
Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore. Torontc^ ^ 
and Boston. Twelve hundred of the lead -f^ 
ing Christian business men of these cilie:"^ 
have heard a forceful presentation of tli* *" 
work and its ideal, and have beconi' *- 
actively interested in the Movement. .-H- 
■• Declaration, "similar to that of the Studerr"* 
^'c^Iunll■e^ Movement, has been adopted a**- 
a basis for practical fellowship and coopetf^ "^ 
ation. It ri'ads as follows: 

Jfelii'viii); it lo l* llic duty of the church *^- 
(.lirisl lo iircatli tlic gospel to every creatui — ^*" 
it ii mv ]nir|Kise to [ira.v, to give, to study and ' 
work as (liui may fiive me the opportunity^:.; 


fealure of the work that gives gooti 
lise is the formation of city cooperating 
millees " to promote an aggressiie and 
[uate missionary policy in all the 
ches of their city and auirouading 

ne denominational Laymen's Mission- 
Movement reported is that in the 
Hern Presbyterian Church. Laymen 
aenting all sections of the terriiory con- 
xl with that denomination met for a 
of prayer and conference, al the close 
dich it was voted to organize the move- 
L, and a general committee of 100 lead- 
Bvmen is lo be clioseii, as well as an 
ative committee of nine. A secretory 
give his whole time to the work. The 
gn mission board of that church asks 
ncome of from 8375,000 

lo «I,000.000 a year, making on average gift 
of four dollars a year per member. 

Baptists are taking a prominent part in 
this movement. In Nebraska, in March, a 
forward movement among the Baptist lay- 
men of the stale was inaugurated and \' igor- 
ous measures have been taken to enroll 
1,000 laymen who are pledged to give ?5, 00 
or more lo foreign missions before October 
1. 1807. Mr. Mornay Williams, of New 
York, is vice-chairman of the e.xeculive 
committee of the general movement, of 
which President S. \V. Woodward, of the 
Missionary Union, is also a member. The 
facl that Baptist men are becoming increas- 
ingly interested in foreign missions is in- 
dicated by the enthusiastic demand for 
advance at the Anniversaries. The com- 
ing year should witness notable progress 
in the active co-operation of all the men 
in otir churches. 

:he student conference in tokyo 


? all the conventions held in recent 
years perhaps none is more worthy of 
or will be more far reaching in its in- 
ce than the Conference of the World's 
ent Christian Federation which was 
in Tokyo early in April. It was the 
international convention ever held in 
W East, but even more significant than 
is the fact that, though the West was 
rented, it was noticeably a conference 
rienUls, fully 500 of the" 627 delegates 
ng from Eastern countries. Leading 
imen sent greetings expressing their 
est in the conference, and Marquis 
ontributed ^.000 toward its expenses. 
Sequent addresses and stirring appeals 
received with approval, and the Chris- 
itudents of the East as well as the West 
iCd as never before their responsibility 
M evangelization of the world, 
roe of the speakers were John R. 
. Dr. Karl Fries of Sweden, Dr. 
U Honda of Japan, Garfield Wil- 
t of England, Ziu Hong Lai of China, 
deat Goucher of Baltimore, V. T. 

Azariab of India, Archbishop Nicolai of 
the Greek Chureh in Japan, Baron Nico- 
lay of Russia, Yun Chi Ho of Korea and 
Professor Chen Wei Cheng of China. 

Immedialeh after the conference, that 
its influence might be extended as widely 
as possible, deputations were sent to every 
student center of ani importance in the 
coiintrv, and eiangehstic meetings were 
held for several dais Eierywhere the 
deputations were cordialU welcomed by 
large audiences and man^ publicly an- 
nounced their nilhngness to accept Chris- 
tianity. The general feehng regarding the 
influence of the conference is w ell expressed 
bv these words from a missionary in 
China: " This tonstilutes the heaviest 
single blow eier struck bi the united forces 
of Chrislianiti in the non christian world." 

The Xiclnnichi ^himbiin one of the 
most influential dailies in Japan, says : 

The conference will t>e a power that makes our 
people recollect the spiritual and moral side of 
dvilizatioQ and causes them to fight against the 
maleriatiatic tttidencies of the preaent age. 




/ \N Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 
^^ and 18, 1907, the thirty>sixth annual 
meeting of the Woman's Baptist Foreign 
Missionaiy Society was held in the Calvary 
Baptist Church, New Haven, Conn., pre- 
ceded on Tuesdav bv the usual Secretaries' 
Conferences and an evening reception. 

The President, Mrs. M. Grant Edmands, 
presided. Expansion was the key-note: 
more workers, more money, not only to 
hold advantages gained, but to enter newly 
opened doors. Miss Alice E. Stedman, 
Treasurer, reported a deficit of $3,119.38. 
This was wiped out by a volunteer move- 

Misses Mina A. Reade and Julia H. 
Wright, Acting Home Secretaries, reported 
for the Home Department. Miss Reade, 
whose valuable service terminates, received 
a vote of thanks and appreciation. 

" Behold, I make fdl things new " was 
the text for the annual report of Mrs. H. G. 
Safford, Foreign Secreta^, as she spoke of 
the new Japan, the new China, the new 
India. Our missionaries, who are helping 
in the fulfilment of this prophetic vision, 
were never more inspiring and inspired. 

At the Farther Lights meeting Wednes- 
day evening Mrs. W. S. Sweet of China, 
Miss J. G. Shinn of Burma, and Miss 
Helen D. Newcomb, who impersonated 
a Hindu widow, presented the foreign 
work; Miss Gurley spoke of the Xorthfield 
Summer School, and Misses Ha^^•ey and 
Clark, ** girls who are going," appealed 
for more girls to go. 

Miss Julia G. Shinn, was elected Field 
Secretary and Miss Julia H. Wright, 
Secretarv of Publications. Two new vice- 
presidents were elected, Mrs. Ilenrj' W. 
Peabody of Massachusetts and Mrs. Wil- 
liam E. Hoecke of the District of Cohnn- 
bia. Otherwise the former officers were 

Space coni])els the omission of many 
features of the program. Every depart- 
ment of the great and growing work was 
fully presented . — Mary A. Greene, LL. B . 


'T^HE thirty-sixth annual meeting of the 
'- Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionaiy 
Society of the West was held at Jackson, 
Mich., April 13 to 15. 

The devotional half hours were replete 
with messages of great helpfulness. The 
lessons in arithmetic by the treasurer, 
Mrs. M. E. Kline, and in literature, by 
Miss Cora B. Kimball, secretary of that 
department, represented real progress. 
The sale of literature has increased fortv- 
five per cent. A debt of nearly $20,000 
showed that thousands of souls sitting 
in darkness had heard the glad tidings 
of great joy even though the noncontribut- 
ing women in our churches failed to lay 
their offering in the hand of the world's 

Mrs. Ella Taylor Dodge, who mothers 
twenty-two children in the home in Morgan 
Park, tpld us of her beautiful family, and 
how we could share with her in this delight- 
ful responsibility. 

The reports of the Home and Foreign 
Secretaries brought us face to face with 
needs, triumphs and unparalleled oppor- 
tunities, and constituted a clear call for 
a generous forward movement. Surely „ 
after listening to the burning messages 
from the missionaries, as they told us of 
open doors in India; great, ripe, perishing 
har\'est fields in the Philippine Islands; 
man^elous possibilities in Burma, Japan 
and China, our response of $65,000 for the 
new year dwindled into insignificance. 
Can we ever forget the picture of those 
young women kneeling, as Dr. Barbour 
led us all into the very presence of God, in. 
the prayer of consecration? Or their 
joyous messages of how they were led ta 
give themselves to this beautiful work.' 

The gracious hospitality of the Jackson 
people, the beautiful and unusually appro- 
priate music, the uniform courtesy of 
the press, together with the rich pro- 
gram, made the meeting one long to be 
remembered by all present. — Ella D. 




HANSON of Bliamo reports 
ss ill ihe Knchin work. At a 
east wilb one of ihe mounlain 
lere was un unusually large 
nd a willingnt'ss to listen was 
such as is seMotn seen. The 
pupils in the station school is 
a its history and there ia a good 
hers. The jungle schools have 
It need more oversight than can 

sionaries gel plenty of 
comes from Huka, in the Chin 
lev. A. E. Carson is walking 
Ive to twenty miles and preach- 
crowds every night. 


Is a tube well situated near our 
ind from which I am hoping 
mter supply. It was sunk by 




he old pattern of the pump and 
oversight it fell into disrepair. 

connect with this well by tt 
ave a small tank o 
pump directly info 
vitl give us about 

kdvantage as if we 
'dl on our own 
Today the head- 
be school told me 
na no more water 
tat by for drinking 
. Nor would we 
lor bathing! The 
e Buddliisl hpoti- 
■ound which joins 

1 our chief source 
nd now that is dry. 

have to hire all 
D in a cart or by hand till the 

which will come the last of 
: new arrangement will obviate 
ty in the future. — H, I. Mar- 

,N February 10. the first Lord's Day 
, the station, I had the great 
pleasure of baptizing Abdur Rohim, a Mo- 
hammedan, who has been interested in 
Christ for Home time. He was a religious 
teacher among his own people, and was a 
kind ot traveling evangelist. He knows 
several languages and is anxious to learn 
the Scriptures, so as to be able to preach the 
gospel of the grace of God lo Mohamme- 
dans. He has had his house burned twice, 
and has suffered persecution for Jesus' 
sake. He bears it all meekly and is mani- 
festing a very nice Christian spirit. We 
hope his joining us here will be a blessing 
to many. — A. E. Stbpbbn", Goalpam. j 


irk in Madras offers opportunities 

■■ of its own. Une experiment tried by 
Dr. Ferguson, in the effort lo reach stu- 
dents, clerks and others of (he better edu- 
cated class, is of exceptional interest; 
Gstheriiifp arc held at 
Ihe mission buiiRnlow 
on Saturday afternoons. 
At first it >v-iis lhoui;ht 

that Ihc noveltv of it had somethinj; to do with 
its popularity, W as time went on the numbers 
showed noaign of decreasing but rather increased. 
The attendance ia from thirtv-five to sixty or 
sixtv-five — as many as our dnvrinjc rocan will 
hoto. Our pngram is nmple: tennu and other 


sic. recitations and cod versa- 
of lea or coffee and hiscuils 
lity's sake. Men and boj-s 

tion, with 

for added ., 

all sorts come, Cbristian. Hindu and Mol 
medao, and mingle itith the utmost freedom- 
Out of these gatherings have grown three Bible 

of the Kwango River, where food is mow 
abundant, the population is greater aod 
the people more friendly. The prospecl 
is that the Cuillo militaiy post will soon be 
removed to the Kwango Rir«r, in whid 
case most of the 
people. origintlJT 
refugees from tbe 
other side of the riva.* 
will return to theti 
ancestral home— sn 
additional reason for 
the selection of tbt 

Pbolo by Mrs. A. 1,. Bain 


classes, a number of earnest inquirers after 
truth and much spiritual quickening in the lives 
of some Christians. 

It is proposed to erect a building speeinlly 
adapted to the needs of this work.' 

'yUE workers at our new station nl 
Cuillo, Africa, are meeting with many 
difficulties. The |>eople show considerable 
fear of them, manv are dying, and there is 
a scarcity of food. Nevertheless the mis- 
sionaries are pushing the work as vigorously 
113 possible. Dr. Leslie writes: 
A night school has been carried on for our 
(.'Lrislian workmen and tlwy have glwa Satur- 
day afternoons and Sunday's to pn-tidiin); the 
goS|)el in all the diKlrict, visiting a score or two 
of \illagF5, ill which tile (leople nearly always 
gave thcin a hearing. Ijitely wx- dcciili-d to keep 
two or three men out preaching nil tlic tiiiie. 
sciidinH them lo the more ili^tant towns. We 
are praying that an out-jionrin); of tlic Holy 
Spirit mav come iiiion this worii hikI tlii-i piftnlc. 
Will you also rt-mnnlier us in your daily ,>r.iyers ? 

It is proltable thai the |H-rmaiietil li«^n- 
tion of the station will be oil the olhcr side 

OUR work in Spsui 
is attended b.T 
many difficulties, but 
there is, neverthelras, 
much to encoungt. 
Rev. M. C. Marin is 
' laboring at Sabsdcll 

and Rev. G. An^di 
at Barcelona. The latter writes that ihe 
meetings at Barcelona are animated and 
so well attended that there is not room 
enough for Ihe people who come. On 
January 7 a treat was given to Ihe children 
in the Sunday school, who were " loaded 
with presents." Forty children recited 
portions of Scripture, hymns were suag 
ind Ihe gospel was preached. On the snnie 
were baptized. 

\' three betiev 


Dh. John- F. Goicheb, president of llie 
\\'onian's Cullege of Baltimore, in an address to 
tlie students of the Isabella Tlioburn Colkf^ 
at the Methodist Jubilee at Bareilly, India. 
made two announcements of great importance 
to educational work among women in upper 
India. The first was to the effect that he had 
dc<'ided to establish in connection with tbe 
Wiiinaii's College, in alternate years, a scholar- 
sliip for Indian Christian ^[irls of Rs. 1,800 
(WIlMll. I1ie second wasthatin connection with 
llie Woman's College, in alternate years, a 
scliolar.shipof the same amount, and covering the 
siiniegrouiid. will be established for daughters of 
Inilin mi-KJonaries who might wish to attend 
that iii'litution. — Rerord of Chritlian H'ort. 

iHrty-aeeond anniversary of I he 
s Baptist Convention was held iil 
md, Va., May IB to 20. and was 
d by over i,300 delcgalcs. The 
iging reports from the various 
were received with great enthusiasm 
U prove an inspiration to greater 
At the close of one session a pledge 

000 was given by one man for 
mUsions, and 910.000 by another, 
ounla to be paid in instalments of 
■e to ten years. The women are lo 
i their gifts lo foreign missions 
Bve per cent, and those to home 
a thirty-lhree (>er cent. 

:ing8 from the B apt is Is of the 
assembled at Washington, and the 
cement of the organization of the 
D Baptist Convention, aroused 
nteresi, and a froternni message 
leting and congratulation was 


Foreign Mission Board report eil 
[ year in its history. The baptisms 
■ f,239 and the total receipts were a 
er 8403,800. an increase of $SS.OO(I. 
>t only cancels the debt of (130.000 

1 last year, but starts the board on 
year with a balance in the treasurj'. 

gratulate this sister society upon the 
ments of the past and upon the 
d set for the coming year. " Five 
J thousand dollars for foreign 


rowing unrest among the native 
ions of peninsular India has re- 
ihown itself in outbreaks at Lahore. 
lindi and other places in North 
The Swadeshi Movement, partly 
sc and partly the result of the par- 
tt Bengal by the government, but 

r ultimate source in the general 
twakening manifest throughout 
%vdoped here into riotous attacks 
re apparently nnti-Chn'sliiin as well 
I-European. " The United Presby- 
aiuion buildings at Rawalpindi were 
; damaged and the Voung Men's 

Christian Association hall was burned, but 
no lives were lost. Clamors for a larger 
share in the government, and oppa'titiou to 
everything foreign have become common 
among a certain class of native leaders, and 
the populace has thus become inflamed. 
At Lahore the riot grew otiI of the con- 
viction of tn'o native journalists, who had 
accused an English officer of wantonly 
shooting a Mohammedan policeman and 
charged that the government had hushed 
up the affair. The whole story was a libel 
and the men were sentenced to prison. The 
immediate result of this action was a riot, 
but the firmnefls of the government in this 
case has had a salulnrj' effect. 

The fiftieth anniversary of the Sepoy out- 
break led some lo fear a general uprising, 
but nothing of the kind has occurred and 
the people in general have no such thought. 
The benefits of English rule are i[uile 
apparent to Ihem, and llie disturbances are 
limited to a certain class and a certain sec- 
tion. It is probable, however, that the 
government will be compelled to grant a 
larger measure of autonomy, as increasing 
ability for leadership reveals itself. 

Rev. .1. H. Giffin, of Kiayingchow. South 
China, is authority for the slalement thai 
the viceroy of Fukien Province has issued 
a proclamation onlering all books on Fung 
Shiii burned and all doctors now practising 
this art arrested, declaring that it is one of 
the greatest hindrances lo progress in 
China, prevcntmg the building of railroads 
and the opening of mines. One after an- 
olher superstitions hoary with age seem to 
be breaking down in that empire. Cer- 
tainly if the " wind-water " superstition is 
losing its hold China is really awake. 

The death of Miss Susan Barrett, malroii 
of the Home for the Children of Mission- 
aries at Newlon Center, brings grief and 
sadness to many hearts. Eight years ago 
she was called from her home in Kings- 


ville, Ohio, to the beautiful service of 
mothering some of the children who must 
remain in this country while their parents 
proclaim the gospel in distant lands, and 
faithfully and well did she fulfill the trust 
It was no light task to care for a family of 
twenty-five, but so wisely and gently did 
she rule that the home life was ideal and 
many will remember with gratitude the 
happy childhood days spent under her 
loving care. But the duties and responsi- 
bility resting upon her became too great for 
her frail strength, and after seven weary 
months of illness she was called home. 
May 1, 1907. She will be deeply mourned 
by the children as well as by many others 
privileged to call her friend. 


DiTBiNG the worst of the famine which has 
wrought such havoc in China, the English 
Government sent an officer through the 
whole district to investigate the conditions. 
His reports have appeared in the North 
China Herald. He remarks: "The cata- 
clysm will have an incalculable effect on 
the destinies of the Chinese people.*' 

Among other things which he mentions 
is the very kind treatment he received from 
all classes throughout the vast territory', 
and adds a testimony to the influence and 
character of the missionaries, which is the 
more valuable because whollv disinterested. 

I ^ill not further enlarge on this matter save to 
say that throughout my travels I did not ex- 
perience any manifestation of that anti-forei^ 
feeling which is commonlv supposed to exLst 
among the mass of the iimabitants of the in- 
terior. Beyond a very natural curiosity, which 
would be evidenced in any country in the world 
under similar circumstances, the demeanor of 
the people of Kiangi)eh would not discredit the 
highest forms of ci\ilization. 

I am persuaded that this is in a great measure 
due to the action of the few missionaries through- 
out the district, who are gentlemen of the most 
estimable character and worthv of the great 
calling to which thcv belong. The influence of 
these men, who sacrifice many and in some cases 
all of the amenities of civilized existence for the 
purix)sc of carrj'ing on a work among a |XH>ple 
who will inevitably IxMicfit thereby enormously, 
is a credit, not only to themselves aiul the organi- 
zations to which they belong, bu' to that Western 
ideal which China must ultimatelv absorb, if 
she would make herself worthy un<i safe in the 
family of nations. 



The Bapiisl Argus, of Louisville, Ky., 
notes the recent death of a wealthy English 
Baptist, Mr. W. R. Rickett, who left an 
estate of about $1,250,000 from which he 
willed to several Baptist causes $157,500. 
The Baptist Times is quoted by the Argus 
as saying: 

During his life Mr. Rickett contributed to tiiese 
and many other objects on a scale of princely 
munificence. He gave, also, what cost him 
even more than any mere gift of money could 
have done, his time, his thought, his personal 

There is ample use for similar gifts in the 
work of American Baptists. Better than 
a legacy, however, is a gift while living. 


It was expected that a high school would be 
established next fall at Burton, Vashon 
Island, Wash., where one of the homes for 
missionaries* children is located, but there 
is now a possibility that it will not be 
opened this year. In that case President 
J. M. Foster, D.D., on behalf of Vashon 
College, has offered free tuition to the 
children of the missionaries in all the regu- 
lar classes, and a special rate in music. 
Burton is developing rapidly and sev- 
eral conferences of Christian workers are 
to be held there this summer. 


The Almanake Rizal has been issued by 
the Philippine Mission, containing a verse 
of Scripture for every day of the year. It 
was printed on our press at Jaro. 


The following extracts from recent 
letters indicate the verv cordial wav in 
which the new Magazine rate of twenty- 
five cents to pastors is being received. 

I am pleased with the change. I have had the 
Mao.vztxe long enough for nothing. . . . 
I am pleased to see so l)eautiful and useful a 
visitor. I enclose twenty-five cents to pay for 
trans{X)rtation which it is best even for pastors 
to do. 







!£RE are more ways of using the 
Prayer Cycle than in one's private 
leTDtions. All should certainly use 
no one can imagine all that one can 
lish in this quiet way until the 
made with the use of these definite 
a. Nor is the reflex spiritual uplift 
t of the benefila from such specific 

Yet tlic Cycle can be used in 
ays as well. Here is what an Ohio 

I charge of two churches, says 


if it: 

lod is to take Uie Prayer Cycle with me 
pulpit on Ijabbath munjiii^, and, before 
:e oifer the momini; prayer, to mention 
Bcts d( prayer, sometimes just for the 
ther times for several days ^ just which 
me at the time to t>e the itisest way. I 

have (loiie tliis tor nearly or quite a year, with 
proGt to ffivself, and I believe au increasing 
interest on the part of the brethren and sisters. 
Hie mentioning of names and fields specifically 
I believe to l>e more than a suggestion to tny 
brethren. I know it is a means of blessing to 
us in our family worsliip as day by dav the 
names come before us. We take uie Cycle, 
the Calender published by tlie women, and the 
Calendar found in " Tidings," and morning bv 
rooming mention those names tiefore God, 
tryii^ to be as specific as possible in the prayers 
we offer for Itiose who are thus mentioned day bj 
day. So it seems to us we are following the 
brethren and sisters in their work. You cvn 
imagiiK the interest with which we read any- 
thing about these workers. May the Lord 
arouse Lis people to more and more of true 
praj-er in the spirit of " Thy Kingdom come." 



31 strengthen our faith in the power 
jrsyer to leant that several of our 
itioiiB have already been granted. 
Q 80 the topic was the medical work 
ingchow, China, and attention was 
the fact that none of the helpers 
irutians. Since then the report has 
1st Dr. Grant's teacher and male 
t ftt the hospital has become a 
aitd has been baptized; while one 
two young women in training as 
as confessed her belief in Christ and 
re to be baptized. 

L[ml 30 the need for hospitals at 
ind Jaro, in the Philippines, was 
ized. Some gifts have been re- 
or the one at Capiz and more are 

promised. A plan is under consideration 
for a union hospital at Iloilo, in conjunction 
with the Presbyterians, and meanwhile the 
project for Jaro is held in abeyance. 

The topic for June 8 was the Mission 
Press at Hangoon, and prayer was re- 
quested especially for an assistant superin- 
tendent. This .most urgent need was met 
before the date set for prayer. " Before 
they call I will answer." Yet earnest 
prayer had for some time been offered, and 
the appointment of Mr. James B. Money 
to that work is the answer. 

The Prayer Cycle is more than an aid to 
the devotional spirit: it is a prnclical factor 
in the success of the great enterprise in 
which we are engaged. 






IN the present series of articles on " The 
Finances of the Kingdom,*' the mod- 
em application to missionary finance 
of the old Pauline method of weekly giving 
has been fully explained and its superior 
efficiency fully demonstrated . This method 
is the simplest conceivable. We wonder 
why it was not generally adopted long ago. 
The church decides upon the objects which 
it will include in its benevolence and to 
what proportion of the whole each society's 
work entitles it. Subscriptions are then 
taken for missions just as for current 
expenses. Each member is provided with 
a set of duplex envelopes, in one end of 
which is placed his offering for current 
expenses, with his missionary offering in 
the other; or two sets of envelopes are used. 
Every three months the missionary money 
is divided and forwarded, and in many 
cases this quarterly check has been found 
to be as large as the one formerly sent 

But the superiority of this plan in getting 
the money is not the only thing to be said 
in its favor. It is not only efficient as 
regards the gifts, but it is educative as 
regards the givers, and this in at least 
three wavs. 

First, it calls attention to the continuity of 
missionary need. How can we expect 
people to maintain interest in every form 
of missions perennially while we give them 
but one opportunity in a whole year of 
giving practical expression to their interest 
in any particular work? Our present 
methods place an unnecessary burden U{)on 
our missionary societies. The Missionary 
Union for example, has to wait until the 
last month of the year for more than half 
of its income from the churches. By the 
weekly plan we remind our people that 
interest in missions is to be as constant as 


Christ's love and the world's neo 
that this interest should find practi 
pression every Lord's Day. 

Second, it shows the imity of miss 
endeavor. Missions are one. Th* 
is the world. £ver3rthing ought to b 
that can be done to educate our peo] 
of narrow views of missionary en 
and into a sympathetic interest in m 
the world around. By this plan i 
into the hands of every member 
church, on every Lord's Day in they 
envelope bearing the name of every 
our missionary societies, and he is 
to pray as he gives for China and for 
for negroes in America and negi 
Africa, for state work and city wo 
colporteurs and Sunday schools, i 
education of young ministers and tl 
tentation of aged ones. 

Third, it emphasizes the signifies 
the missionary enterprise. The pre 
tendency is to consider missions as 
thing optional, something lying out 
the sphere of ordinary Christian dut 
many churches the presentation 
missionary enterprise is unwelcome, 
considered an extra burden that a fe' 
but over-zealous people are trying t< 
upon the churches. Of course, b 
this mental attitude is something 
fundamental, the failure to understa 
very nature of Christianity itself, 
pastors and people need to be educa 
of narrow and provincial views 
broad consideration of the claims 
Kingdom. What better way of te 
our j^eople to measure missionary 
tion aright and meet it with joy an 
erosity than bv making missionary 
an essential part of the worship ol 
Lord's Dav? Thus we shall sol 
missionary problem. 




OAVE a definite plan. Do not follow 
* * haphazard methods. The plan 
should provide for the support of certain 
objects whose worthiness has been care- 
fully considered. Do not respond to 
"just any " call; each should be properly 
accredited. It would be well to select those 
objects for which the church contributes. 
If a church sets apart certain periods for 
the presentation of definite causes, it would 
he well if the Sunday school could follow 
the same plan. 

2. Tell over and over again where the 
naoney goes and what it accomplishes on 
*he fields. " The secret of all successful 
work for children in missions is for the 
leader (superintendent) to be full of enthu- 
siasm and information." 

8. Do not talk about the " collection.** 
I-^t it always be an " offering." Neither 
^ it desirable to ** raise " money. Giving, 
^^ making an offering, should always be 
^nsidered an act of worship. Make this 
'^ct prominent and never allow it to be 
lost sight of, whatever method may be 
^opted for gathering the money. 

4. Do not teach the children to expect 
^ definite return for every dollar they give. 
'»hile specific objects are considered help- 
^^1 and oftentimes enable churches and 
^^nday schools to gather more money than 
''^igrlit be possible without this special in- 
^ntive, in the long run it is believed that 
^ore harm than good is done. I^t the 
^^formalion regarding the work be very 
^P^<?ific. Present the nerds in a verv 

definite manner. Do not be afraid of 
being too detailed in your instruction, but 
when it comes to giving, do not encourage 
the pupils to think too much of the material 
benefit such giving will be to them in the 
way of photographs, letters, etc. Empha- 
size rather the moral and spiritual help 
which comes from the devotion of one's 
money, time and self to God's kingdom. 
It will be much better to give the " equiva- 
lent " of a native preacher's or a mission- 
ary's salar}% or of an orphan's support, or 
of the cost of any particular item in a 
missionary's budget than to insist upon 
being related to a particular native or 
missionary, or upon doing a particular bit 
of work in a certain field. On the basis of 
the definite information given, let them 
make their offerings to the Lord, trusting 
each of the various organizations to use 
the money in the best possible manner. 

5. Requests for an offering of money 
should always l>e preceded by information, 
by teaching. ** In one sense whatever is 
taken out of the school must first be put 
into it. The seed must be sown and svstem- 
atically cultivated if we expect to reap 
a harvest in joyous and devoted giving." 
In other words, svstematic instruction in 
missions is fundamental. The three 
cardinal words are ** study," " pray," 
** give." A Sunday school cannot l^e a 
missionary school, and hence a successful 
school, unless the thoughts in these three 
words are realized in the life of the 





The Lay of the Land. M ap e\f:h- 
cise on location of ol r missions. 

Can THE Chinese become Goon Ciihis- 


1. Stories from the Earlv Da vs. V. '•27(>. 

2. Schoolgirls Coniinjx to Christ. 1*. ^>7i). 

3. Testimony from a Chinese. P. '280. 

in. The Wide-spread Influence ov the 
Gospel. Pp. 278, 280, 284. 

Missionary Tours. 

1. Bv a Mis^ionarv. P. ^2S1. 

^2. Bv a St'CTttarv.' P. ^2S(). 

V. The SnANciiiAi Conierenc e. 
VI. The FiTURE o" the Work. 

P. 288. 
P. 283. 

VIL Discussion. Plans for a Study Class 
on China in the Fall. 





SECRETARY MOORE left Boston on 
May 13 to be gone until the latter part 
of August. Following the Washing- 
ton and Jamestown meetings, he started on 
a trip through the Middle West. A stop 
was made at Uniontown, Pa.; another in 
Akron, Ohio; a few days were spent in 
Michigan; Franklin College, Indiana was 
visited; meetings were held in Indianapolis 
and an address was given at the Indiana 
State Baptist Young People's Union Rally 
at Columbus. From June 13 to July 17 
Chicago is to be the center of operationsi 
where mail will be addressed to Room 1140, 
324 Dearborn Street. After attending the 
Lake Greneva Conference and the Assembly 
at Waterloo, Iowa, he returns East to the 
Silver Bay Conference and eastern state 


The Secretary of the Forward Movement 
spent four days in Michigan in the early 
part of June, the trip being planned by Mr. 
Everett C. Fish, state president of the Bap- 
tist Young People's Union. The first day, 
Sunday, June 2, was spent at Jackson where 
a rally had been arranged for the four 
Young People's Unions of the city. Mr. 
Moore not onlv addressed the rally but 
spoke at three other services, and succeeded 
in creating not a little enthusiasm that is 
sure to develop into study classes later. 
The next day was spent at Lapeer where 
those present became much interested in 
the new movement. What in manv re- 
s|)ects was the crowning event of the trip 
was a rally at Grand Rapids of the Baptist 
Young People's Unions of that city, ad- 
dressed bv both Messrs. Moore and Fish. 
Although the weather was far from pleas- 
ant, a large number assembled at Calvary 
Church and the questions asked and interest 
manifested in other ways sp>eak well for the 
success of the Movement at that point. 


The last appointment of the series was at 
the Shiawassee association at Williamston, 
where again the address of Mr. Moore was 
enthusiastically received. 

There is no doubt that this short trip 
will awaken many Michigan young people 
to the importance of mission study.— 
E. C. Fish. 



It is a great gain in our missionary work 
to discover that the task to which Grod has 
called us is not one whose fulfillment neces- 
sarilv lies in the distant future. While it is 
not safe or wise to prophesy as to the date 
of the complete Christianization of America, 
or the conversion of the world, it may be 
confidently affirmed that the thorough evan- 
gelization of America and the rest of the 
world is easily possible within our own 

We can learn something from the wisdom 
of the children of this world in their com- 
mercial conquests. They clearly define the 
work to be done, reckon up their available 
resources, and having devised ways and 
means address themselves to the work in 
the spirit of that thoroughly American 
motto, ** The wav to do anything is to stay 

with it." 


When we approach this missionary task 
of ours in this wav we discover that the 
work to be done, the evangelization of all 
peoples at home and abroad, has been 
greatly facilitated within the last few years. 
Practically all the unevangelized world has 
been made accessible to us by the remark- 
able providences that have brought thirteen 
millions of immigrants to America from all 
lands within twentv-five vears and that have 
opened the Far East and made its hundreds 
of millions accessible and impressionable, 
thus multiplying missionary opportunity 



jdj the whole world over. Of 
there still are obstacles and diffi- 
but th^ are insignificant now as 
id with the situation even a quarter 
tury ago. It maj fairly be said that 
doors are all open or opening. 


esouroes have we for our work? 
d but three things: Power and 
iid men. Who will say that we are 
in any of these ? There is power 
for aU the power of Grod is ours for 
isionaiy enterprise: *'Ye shall re- 
>wec after that the Holy Spirit is 
x>n you and ye shall be witnesses 
! in Jerusalem and in all Judea and 
. and unto the uttermost parts of 
h." There b money enough, for 
>ng with the providences that have 
up the world to the gospel we dis- 
lother line of divine providence by 
ntold wealth has been put into the 
of Grod's people. If American 
ns would tithe their luxuries for 
am for home and foreign missions. 
Id finance such missionary cam- 
is to leave at the end of that 
lO peoples anywhere without the 

we have men enough. A small 
of those who yearly come forth 
le colleges and other schools of 
idom would provide a force large 
For the speedy evangelization of the 
More obvious than ever before is 
th of Samuel J. Mills' famous 
ion at the beginning of the nine- 
entuiy, ** We can do it if we will." 
i not unite in the modified form of 
laration with Samuel B. Capen at 
inning of the twentieth century, 
n do it and we will" ? 
le question as to whether or not the 
' American institutions and Ameri- 

can Christianity shall be imperilled and the 
progress of the evangelization of the heathen 
retwied by our failure to make America 
genuinely Christian; the question as to 
whether or not another generation shall 
perish without the gospel is, after all, only a 
question as to whether or not we shall be 
able to secure the missionary awakenmg of 
our churches. This is the supreme mis- 
sionary problem of our times. 


To pastors and other workers who are 
tr|ring to solve this problem we earnestly 
commend the Forward League of the 
Young People's Forward Movement. It is 
an enrolment of the people who cannot be 
missionaries but who will serve the cause of 
missions with no less devotion by battering 
down the citadel of indifference to missions 
inchurcbes. Take this up with your young 
people and talk it up. Show them that the 
coming of the Kingdom waits only upon the 
evangdisation of the world and tiiat this in 
turn waits on the missionary awakening of 
the churches. Help us to get ten thousand 
Baptist young people right speedily, who 
shall band themselves together in a heroic 
and determined effort to put missions first 
in church life and activity and secure the 
incorporation in the spirit of our Baptist 
churches of that striking missionary motto, 
" The duty of the whole Church and the 
whole duty of the Church is to give the 
whole gospel to the whole world as speedily 
as possible." We will help the members of 
the League to make their purpose mean 
much. Let all the friends of missions 
enroll and enlist others. Here are tre- 
mendous possibilities. TVrite today for the 
printed matter of the League. 

Yours for the coming Kingdom, 






DoliM Jvwui frOi 

T^IIK "in»TiI Vv^iDs tor ••neni »ttk* 

fr>r U/rtiffi mlviitinh. Ito not treat ihe 
tubJM^ lit lonwthing IjdunKtDJE tb ancient 
)iifb>n' kkm*-; it is the most vital topic of 
DKdnTi timn. Far aum Dun half of ibc 
huoun noc itill bow down to gnvcn 
imajpn and worship tbnn; Sfevenl of the 
i;i«at idcJalrous raca of Ibc world, like 
China, ar« just oominiE to a knowledfce of 
thrir •trength: it may be that some <A the 
fpmlr«l cunflicta and triumpL* of the gos- 
|i<;l arK foon to came, and «'e must be ready 
to Mflve these proMeins in accordance with 
oiir Masttr'n orden. 

In ihi* lewwn bring out, for one point, 
wtut an insult to Ood is Ihe worship of 
graven images, and that (he worship of 
idoln is a real fad, not a mere " symbol," 
a>i villi*- maintain. ^••♦•^ 

"TlK'fr HT>: two kinds of Buddhisin." 
nnvH I>r, \V. C. (iriggv, "the Buddhism 

of Eurofiean and ABaicsB ■.hulara. and 
the Buddhian <tf tfe fKOfie of Bom. 
:?boukl any me vsA to tfadr thrEonnrr, it 
can take hk pick ol • seoae of learned botfa 
Ml the subject: bat the rG^oo thooi 
coDtained is tctt difluial fran the Budift- 
Um one sea in'thr daihr Bfe (rf the peoflr. 
.UmoBt tlv fint ijiwriiM asked at bane 
when spemking <d the rmKprmt tt Bnniia is, 
' Do these people renlh- and traly pnj to 
idob made of stoned ' and in spite of ifae 
books above refenvd to. in which it ii 
claimed the people do not wonhip the 
idols themselrcs, hot wonhip Boddba 
through them, the annrcr most be, if 
honestly answered, * Hkj do.' IVr 
become idob. not nmplT fatoeks of stom, 
when they have been niiainled and tbe 
proper ceremonies held otct them. Chil- 
dren, and grown up people too. fcai Umm 
idols: it is absurd to say they regaid tbm 
as ' figures ' only." 

Lesson III. Exodcs 20 : 1«-17. J0.1 « 

The Tm CommamdmenU 

Duties Toward Men 

Bonour thy fAitaer and thf nHMhcr; TIwd ituti not 

kiU: Tfaw iluli not commii adnhBr; Tbon lUti 

itul; Ttaon ihall not btar falK witom; Vm 





standards of human 
conduct. China, 
appaientlr, is t h r 
paradise of fatbeis 
and mothers. " 0( 
all things," said Con- 
fucius, " which derive 
(heir natures from 
Heaven and Earth. 

noble; and of all the 


which I 

incumbent u 
there is none greater 
than filial obedience: 
and there is nothing 
more important than 
placing one's father 


equality with Heaven, like the noble 
i^how, who in the open hall sacrificed 
ig Wang (his father) as equal to the 
Consequently Chinese sacred books 
I the moat minute directions for the 
ng of parents. 

entirely of an age long past, but they are 
not. The vile image set up by Aaron, 
modeled upon the idols of Egypt, finds its 
counterpart in the idols which are wor- 
shiped today by millions who are degraded 

« think that Hinduism is more gentle 
rhristianity, because it forbids the 
of any kind of animal life. But in 
Hinduism is a most cruel religion. 
. will not drown a litter of puppies — 
will allow them to starve to death; 
le same man may be so inconsistent 
be the leader of a band of robbers 
turderers, taking human life under 
iction of Hindu dpities.and looking to 
or aid and protection. 
udering also these other sins for- 
I in the commandments delivered 
ws, there is not one of them — empha- 
lat point — not one of them without 
^dal protecting deity in the religions 
ithenism. It is (he religion of the 
which must cleanse llie world from 
o other will ever do it. 

nIV. Exodus 33: 1-8,30-35 July28 
The Golden Calf 
These Be Thy Gods I 

If (aid. TheH bg thy tods, Isricl, nHcb 
that up out of the Ijnd of Egypt. Vi. 4. 

S is a shameful story; it would be 
kasant to think such things were 


and polluted by that very worship. Let us 
verify that statement by quotations from 
well-known travelers and authors who are 
not missionaries. " The most sacred city 
of India," says W. E. Curtis, " b Benares, 
upon the banks of the Ganges, the most 
sacred river, more holy to more millions 
of human beings than Mecca to the Mos- 
lem, Rome to tie Ciitholic, or Jerusalem to 
the Jew. There ure in Benares 2,000 
temples, and more than 500,000 idols 
established for worship in i)ermanent 
places, representing every variety of god in 
the Hindu pantheon. Yet nowhere is such 
gross vileness practised — ^ and all in the 
name of religion." 

John L. Stoddunl, the eminent traveler 
and lecturer. S|>enking of the same city, 
says, " All of the idols on the bunLs of the 
city are hideous; some of them are obscene. 
Many of those which have their origin in 
India are too disgusting to be illustrated, 
and some of the carvings on the temples of 
Benares are too vile to be described. 
Pictured and read of on the other side of 
the globe, discussed in a transcendental 
way in a ' Parliament of Religions,' and 
judged merely by its otiginal sacred writ- 


iDgB, the Hindu faith scema to some a fine 
and wonderfal idi^on. But scmUnue 
it pncticttlly face to face, in India, and it 
becconcs tlw most repuIsiTe e^bition of 
idolatry, f anatidam and filth that one could 
wdl ima^ne." — Stoddaid Lectuiei; 
India, p. 8S. See alao, for all the ksaoai 
in the uaue of the Maqazik^ thfe leaflet, 
"IddAtiy in the Twentieth Centuiy," 
comi^led by AGas Heloi Nevcmttb. 

Lautm V. Exodus 40: 1-13, 84-88. 

Adq. 4 

The TtAemaaU 

i^ then dMlIti^ th* -r-'n «*-f ea, tat uuiitt tb* 
k ukd an dw vMMh tteM?iuli It duU b* holy. 

/^OD took great pains to impresa upon 
^-' hia people the wide contrast between 
hia worship and hia service, and eveiythiiig 
connected with idolatry. The same con- 
traat edata today. " One of the saddest 
aighta in Burma," says Dr. Griggs, " but 
olasl one that can be seen any day of the 
week, ia to see a mother with, her child in 
an idol house. The child ia often scared 
by the great, white, solemn idol and 
screams with fright, trying to run away, 
but the mother makes it kneel before the 
god, and teaches it how to place Its hands 

together and sliHiko. while it repeats after 
lier the foramla which a Burman goes 
til rough while worshiping before idols. 
Then the mother places an incense stick or 
candle before the god, or makes some other 
small offering, and goes away, satisfied n'ith 
having gained ' merit ' for herself and her 
lillle one." 

In the " holy places " of twenty-eight of 
the central temples of Benares there are 
kept for worship sacred cows, and lh«re 
are about 500 more in other parts of the 
city; while the trees around the temple 
gardens swurm with sacred monkejs and 

r. Not only is the d^rading woisb^ 
limals common, but some of ^ tenqik 
observances connected with the wtnUp 
of ^Ta, Kali, and Vishnu are still more 

Yet out of this darkness the nations m 
awakening, they are reaching toward ibc 
light. Dr. Maine's current letters bom 
China are amaring. "It is a univcml 
world renussance that is on," he says, " inl 
God is using it to bring about great ethnic, 
educational, moral and s{Hritiial codsbid- 
mations. Ob, if I could b? some migie 
have shared the vision I hod yeateidaf with 
600 American Baptists, the advance I 
have suggested woiUd be realised! " Wl^ 
not with one million American Baptiits! , 
Is there one of us who "can afford to be with- 
out a share in this world-resurrection P 

<v;;?="!5T^i'iV V. \ y -V /■ \ y \ ^pt-s^i^^ifii 


.jfii]iM|,iipH^J^J/ \. /" . \. / \ / \ ^ . \<L^-^^u^'mamx.) 

To Rev. and Mrs. R. B. Longwell, Impur, 

Assam, March 9, a daughter, Sarah 

To Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Giffin, Kiaying- 

chow. South China, March SI, a son, 

Harold Milne. 
To Rev. and Mrs. G. J. Huizinga, of Gud- 

val. South India. April 10, a daughter, 

Dorothea Alberta. 
To Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Fraser, o( Shao- 

hsing, East China, May 3, a daughter. 

Belle Miller. 


To Rev. and Mrs. A. J. TutUe, of Gauhiti, 
Assam, May 4, a son, Stephen Davidson. 

Rev. and Mrs. G. J. Gras, from U^rit- 

kyino, Burma, at Boston, A[»il 27. 
Rev. and Mas. P. Fbederickson, tram 

Kifwa, Africa, at Liverpool, En^and, 

May 18. 
Rev. W. B. Boqos, D.D., and wife, from 

Ramapatam, South India, at New Yoit 

May 23. 




Hjelmn Elgie, from Ningpo, China, 

[ontague, Mich., May 1. 

S80R J. F. Smith and family, from 

goon, Burma, at New York, May 25. 

r. Heinbichs and child, from Rama^ 

m. South India, at Boston, May 25. 

3la Hanson, from Bhamo, Burma, 

hiladdphia. May 25. 

Latinia Mead, from Chofu, Japan, 

m Francisco, May, 1907. 

ind Mrs. T. £. Schuiiaker, from 

ru, Japan, at San Francisco, May, 


W. A. S. Sharp and chQdren, from 

imana, Burma, at San Francisco, 

, 1907. * 


Boston, May 31, Mr. and Mrs. James 
loney, for Rangoon, Burma. 

learn with sorrow of the very serious 
of Mrs. W. A. S. Sharp of Fjrinmana, 
She arrived in this country in 
od is now at Denver, Colo. 

ABLE just received announces the 
of Rev. John Packer, D.D., of 
la, Burma, at Yokohama, Japan. At 
[ting no further particulars are known. 

as been a pleasure to welcome to 
xmis Rev. J. A. Ohrn, one of the 
I Baptist workers in Norway. Mr. 
s visiting this country in the interests 
baptist work in Christiania, Norway. 

. Frank Peterson, D.D., Secretarj^ 
5 Northwestern District, has been 
I leave of absence for the summer to 
e Scandinavian churches in Norway 
^eden. He sailed from New York 
idle of May. 

are glad to report that Mrs. E. N. 

of Shwegyin, Burma, has steadily 

ed in health since her return to this 

7. Although by no means entirely 

wen, she is now enjoying a comparatively 
comfortable degree of health. 

It is a cause for deep gratitude that 
Mrs. R. B. Longwell of Impur, Assam, is 
slowly recovering from her recent severe 
illness. At one time her life was despaired 
of and her associates feel that her restora- 
tion is a direct answer to prayer. 

PKofebbor and Mrs. J. Harvey 
Randall have settled in Phcenix, Arizona, 
and will remain there for the present. Pro- 
fessor Randall has gained much since 
reaching this oountiy and is very hopeful 
of ultimate recovery. Mr. Guy F. Hatcher 
is with them. 

Rev. H. H. Tilbe, Ph.D., who since 
his return from furiough in 1905 has 
rendered valuaUe service at Kengtung, 
Buima, in translation work and the prepa- 
ration of literature, has now been desig- 
nated to work for the Burmans in Rangoon, 
taking the field until recently cared for by 
Mr. McGuire until he became acting-presi- 
dent of the Burman Theological Seminary. 

A LETTER from Rev. W. B. Boggs, D.D., 
of Ramapatam, South India, written since 
his arrival in this countr}% states that his 
health seems to be completely restored. 
The absolute freedom from all care of the 
work and the leisurely journey home under 
very favorable weather conditions have 
been most beneficial. It is to be hoped 
that Dr. Boggs has many years of active 
service before him yet. 

Many churches in Canada have reason 
to bless the work of the McMaster 
Evangelistic Band, of which Rev. V. A. 
Ray, one of our newly-appointed mission- 
aries, is a member. This band is com- 
posed of five graduates of McMaster Uni- 
versity, and is the outgrowth of the student 
campaign work in the college. Great 
blessing has resulted from the movement 
and it is hoped that it may be put on a 
permanent basis and the work be continued. 



I N AN C I Al^ 





I also give and bequeath to Thb Ambbioan Baftzbt Musionabt Union 

dollars for the purposes of the Union, as q>eQified in the Act oif Ine(»poratioia^ 

And I hereby direct my executor (or executors) to pay said sum to the Treasurer of said Union, takinc hi ^ 
receipt theretor within months after my deoease. 


I also ipve, bequeath, and devise to Thb Ambbigan BAPnar Missionabt Umiom one eertain lot of luki^ 
with the buildings thereon standing (here describe the premises with exactness and particularity) to be hs4«j 
and possessed by the said Union, their successors and assigns forever, for the pnrpoM* specified m the Aot ^a^ 


If you wish to be your own executor, the Missionaiy Union will receive at any time sodi sums as you 
wish to give and pay a reasonable interest during life. The bond of the Missionary Union is an unqi — 
security. Correspondence upon this matter should be addicased to the Treasurer. 

DONA'nONS RECEIVED IN MARCH, 1907 (Continued) 

Note. — For the purpoae of saving space in this report of donations all titles, such as ** Rev." and "D.!).,** 
are omitted, and the following abbreviations are used: C. £. for " Y. P. S. C. £."; B. U. for *' B. Y. P. U.*'; cL 
for "church"; a a for ** Sunday School " ; n. p. for "native preacher"; n. t for "native teacher": c fcr 
" care of " ; t. s. for " toward support of " : asso. for " association " : H. L. M. for " Honorary life Member." 

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St. ktry'acb..'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 13 Dfl 
Cpjnbriane, Hov- A 

Hts. H. U. Bawden. 100 00 

Sslemch 5 4) 

Akron! Vrflniioi' 'Si'. 

a.S 3 65 

Clavoland, Cedar Ave. 

ob 86 16 

Cleveland, E«Bt eh.... 305 73 
aeveland. Dr. * Uro. 

G.H.Quay TE 09 ^ 


a«vslSD<l, IM ch 11 tie 2i 

ClcTBlud, lu Bit. 

D.^.\. oA'a.^''. 14 00 

Calumbia ch 28 BO 

Mediuoh 10 60 

Cbillicoihe, Tebrt- 

nHle sh 1$ M 

Columbiu, B. J. 

Loomis 2S 00 

Columbiu. lit eb 64 41 

ColumbiM, IDth Ave. 

oh 80 21 

Gruvilla, in ch. 123 21 

GruiTllls. D. M. Shep- 

vdion. .-..-,-..,. 6 00 

OimDvl11aB.U 7 60 

GnnTilla. ShepBrdson 

Y. W. 0. A., 1. i. 

Rev. i tin. S. W. 

8MiuMr 120 00 

GruTiIla. Denison Y. 

U. C. A., I. a. do. 76 OS 

BellefoDtBlna oh 20 36 

Centerviile oh 3 00 

Da/loQ, Central ch.. . 464 48 
Dayton, E. J. Barney . 1 000 00 

Dsyloo, IsCub 000 00 

Daylon. Unn'l ch IB 64 

Greenville ob. 41 60 

Fiqua, Calvary cb.!. '! 22 00 

Ptqua. latch 11 26 

Sicfney.iWcb SO 00 

Bprlnifield. lat cb.. of 

wh. 126.30 ie Ihe 

Woraen'B afferinc. . 116 34 
Sprincfield, Bleued 

Hxpe cb., Women's 

oflerinB ... le 70 

Troy cb. SO 30 

Normlk, let B. U. . 10 03 
Noimlk, UlM O. E. 

Batbiidt 10 00 

FJeuuit Valleycb.... 100 

Elyria, lat eh 182 66 

Elyiu, lat S. 8 S 00 

LitiMald Jr. B. U.. . . 65 

Oberlin, Ut cb 66 00 

WUliDctoaeh 30 00 

BiaDarbych 21 00 

Umaratown oh S 00 

Plain City, B. L. Nefl 5 00 

Sprinsdale ob 1 00 

FeiryaviUe B. U., I. h. 

H.E, Dudley 9 00 

Marietta. lat S. S.. 5 00 

New UBtunorna ch. 7 00 
GnciaDali, Hyde Park 

ch 5 10 

Cincinnali, Lincoln 

Cindnnati, LininKxlcb. 4 00 

CindDOBli, fithSt. ch.. 31 91 
Ciuelnnali, Price Hill 

CiSoiniaii.'i^ce Hitl 

S. S 5 00 

Cincinnati. Price Hill 

B. U I 65 

ancinnali. Walnut 

Hill ch ... 200 2.j 

Lebanon, East S. S.... 16 SO 
Wyoming ch.. 1100 ot 

n-h. is lo const. Mrs. 

T. P. Earlo & .Mr. 

Lawrence Hegner H. 

L. M 210 20 

Owl Creek ch 5 65 

Ironlon. latch 1.13 75 

PHlentinoch 10 00 

Portsmauih. latch..,. 20 10 

South Point ch S 55 

Licking ch 6 4fi 

Licking B. U 2 m 

Newnrk. Fiflli St. ch.. 5.5 09 

Bowling Green ch 6 23 

Brvanch 00 ch 106 10 

Toledo. Rivemd* cb.. 17 OS 

CantoD, lat B.U 10 00 

FltMiuit Valley eh.. , . 2 00 
Waahincton 1^. oh. & 

Zan'aaTilia.' Market St. 

eh 68 00 

Zaneeville. F^ Oak* 

K H. E. Jamaaon.. . . 10 on 

HURIBSOTA, S* goi gi 

Allen Junction, Jaasie 

M. Perhun... K 00 

Granite Falla, E. S. 

Sundt S 00 

Breckiaridn, R. W. 

Herrifield S 00 

Uiaoel., per 'Nya Vec- 

kopoalen" 10 60 

Foreaton, Gua 8. John- 

Bon.torKi/wa S 00 

Willmar. N. L. Win- 

blad, for Thomaa & 

Rungiab, c. J. M. 

Baker 10 00 

Willmar, Miaa. Cirole, 

torPhil.:d«.. 12 80 

DeenroodAKarlstad. 4 SO 

Fiah Lake Y. P., [or 

Mal^unc-now. c. O. 

Hanaon 60 00 

LeentbnipGli!!!!!!!1 22 SO 

Uaeintoaii, Chaa. John- 

Ruah' 'Point,' Mrs. 

Harria. G. Nysren .... 3 10 

Walworth. UaSlea Aid. 

for P. FrederlckMn'a 

orphBBB S 00 

Henning.Mra, A. Han- 

Cambrid«),'"A." b. 

GraniTlor India 2 00 

, Mre. 



(or P. Frederic k»on.. 5 00 
leanli S. S. Miwion, (. 

s.n.p.,c.O. Hanson, 30 00 
leanli Y, P., for n, p., 

c.O.Hanson 35 00 

Grove aiy.S.Hawkin- 

Bon 75 00 

Fergus Falls ch 21 30 

Spencer Brook ch ISO 

DuluIb.Chrisline Bcrg- 

quist.forCbinB 3 00 

Evclolhch 10 00 

St. Peter, C, C. Opsnhl. 3 00 

St. Paul, 1st Sw. 5. S.. 13 00 

Milton ch 2 10 

Audubon, N, P. Han- 

mn 5 00 8 00 

LakeEliialielhch II S5 

Caleiionia, J. Johnson.. 8 00 
Calf Ionia, Chas. John- 
son 16 00 

firass Lakes. S. 1 00 

Virirtnia, U»cat Sved- 

Iwrg 5 00 

SiillwBiercb 12 00 

^andiaS.S. 10 00 

Comfort ch 4 51 

Fergus Falla. Mrs. T. 

P. Heg«lh 6 01 

Feelcy. Erik E. Dahl . . 5 00 

tor Rtnr. £. Lund, 

EliILlda t2S0l> 

Cambridcs, Sw. eh..., 24 7S 
UttmBapoUi, tit 8w. 

"EbMwsw" laoOO 

Haukato, Sw. di 11 Oo 

St. Paul, lat oh. 76 00 

Robbln«late. A. J. 

YounabeTB 10 00 

Bt.Puii,2deh 840 

Houston eb 1! ft) 

AlbertLeftofa. 13 60 

Faelerdi 1 OD 

Beaiidlaab. 10 00 

LakeEliaabatboh S W 

HiiuHMAalia. lat Sw. 

ch ,, lEOH 

laanti 3.. Y. P., t. a. n. 

p., Burma IS DO 

Worthlngton ch 90 88 

Worthinaton, P. Blizl. 10 M 

Worthin«ton Y. P 10 01 

Poppleloneh 11 U 

Cokatoch 1100 

Maynard, 8w. oh 37 SO 

Alaxaudnaob 32 « 

St. Paul, lat " Birth- 

du'Boo.,"forJan).. JOIN 
St. Paul, lat Y. P^ for 

B. Paul, D. Dr. Bun- 
ker. » «0 

Minae^mlu, Batbel Y. 

P 10 0» 

EadeLakaoh MOO 

Ulnnaapolil, Elim Y. 

P i!l 

W. ConoCHil Jr. 8oc., 

for ata. wk., W. 

China SOU 

W.CoooordB.a 3 i> 

SprlDC Valley eb It 10 


aon SCO 

Byron ch 3 Jl 

Honey Creek di 36 00 

Winonaoh 70 00 

Kaeseneta. 14 06 

Roeheater di 76 Id 

Loroy ch 3i !i 

-Lt^B.V.'.::.'.'.V.". 2110 
Detroit, Mr. Rundlet. 

tot aia.wk.. China. . 6 00 

Long Prairie oh 6 90 

Parker's Praiiie. lat 

ch S300 

La Porte oh 3 00 

Cruoketon, latch..., . 53 W 
St. Qoud MiM. Orcle. 

forO. L.awansou... 2S OO 
St, Qoud Min, Circle, 

furS. E. Bamuelson, 10 00 
Si, Cloud Sewing Soc., 

fi.rS, B.Samuelson, IJ OO 

St,Cloudch 500 

Park Hspids Lad. 

.«ias.CirclB 7» 

Pini Islandch SOO 

New.^uburooh 8 00 

(~.ranite Falls ch 10 00 

Weetbrook !jid. Aid, 

Vre>U-nd^a.!':..^' 10 00 
Weetbrook, Mta.J.W. 

Johnson, for do 4 00 

Alden, Miaa. Band, for 

do 1 «0 

Foaaton, H, J. Berg- 

lund , 100 

Minneapolia, Dan. ch., 26 25 

BlaomJDgPiairiecb.. . 26 00 

Anoka. C. W. Ricbea. , 10 00 
Minneapolis, 4th ch., 

Boston W. Smith... 2S 00 
MinneajiDlia, Olivet eh., 

lor hieh^ang^. . , , . 101 75 
MinneapuUa, Chieago 

Ave. ch 40 93 

Minneapolia, 4tb ch.. . SS 46 



for HI- 

Omnia, Bw.ab... 

lii.' ' Trfjjty 

a 00 

3 49 
S 00 

«7 06 
2 60 

W 00 

)WA,fait7 7« 

. lit «h., et 

Mho, a tI6 

>nL Golden 




«• B. U.. (or 

pidi, inch... 

Sock, Bethd 

m, IM di 

•r. litB.U.. 

«r, inS.S... 

SaS 00 DaaUoloH, Hamy 

■* NyB VaokoposMn" 

abKuClw eh 

uoldflald. Ur. « Hn. 

DowBty oh.. . 

Vinton ob.. . 
VlDtop 8. S. 

861 OB Ban 


plKtae for IBiOMa, 


K«olB oh 

Prairie Flon 
Kelley ch... 

Merrell'i Grova, Du. 

Ci^>r'i tircn*. Du. 

TmeoiijSd. Bomui.'. 
Ccnueil Bhiffi. H uni* 

BnvBT oh 


Eddyrllla ah.. 
Fdrfidddk. .. 
Aynhin eh.. . 

Rolf*, Hn. D. U. Pd- 

Prvderickflburg ch.. ... 
Now H»rtford ch. . ._. . . 

New HftTtford Junior 


LcUv* eh.. 

S 10 LaMueB. U... 

for BaDu Menielie. . 

60 MiucBtlne eh... 

10 Grundy Centi 

Alls, Din. Lad. Aid 

Council DlufFs, 


Aid Sot 


Council BiiiffiiB'. 

Council Blufli.Sw.rlJ 

65 20 
11 00 
G 85 
e 50 

e 00 



lit. On«« (&..!« Bui- 

81 SB eUmx 
a 00 

3 00 

[ Oct, let oh., E. 


rdu'i Qrvn A., 

fntba Phil. Ida..... 

Jtrdu'a Grove B. U., 


Denmark ch... 
w wj Ft. Msdiion oh.. 

1 00 Keokukcb 

RonwiclE eh... . . 
a 00 OoIdBeldB. U... 

5 00 Boone oh , 

t M) New Haven cb-l. 

1 77 Waahingion ch... 

a 30 BriKhtoncb 

10 OO Bilihloae.B.... 

fi 64 CuDpy'a Grove, 

18 25 eh 

6 00 Humboldt, Dun. 

Gilmoro, Dan. cli 
1 00 MaquokeU S. S. 
3 75 U„ (or Jnro al. 

12 00 OttumwB, Somh 

Mt. Uni, 

River View en 

Emmeteburi, D. G. 


|tO 00 
S 00 

to 00 

18 SO 
S6 40 ' 

2 sa 

fi 00 
5 00 

100 00 

as w 

ID 00 

5 3fi 
1 00 

6 00 

IT D« Doa Moinea, Forest 

Ave. B. S. 

B aO Bloomfield «h 


Compedn* ch 


Wavarly eh 

8 OS 
31 00 
18 00 

5 00 
S8 40 
It 56 

sese OS 

50 00 

Dept., fot Biblea. o. 

M. D. Eubank 

Kanaaa Gty, Nela Nel- 


Rutland. N. McLean. . %5 00 

Bismarck S. S 6 00 

Rutland. Sw. ch 10 00 

Hull ch 10 00 

KulmS. S 16 00 

Coal Harbor ch 15 00 

Fairmount ch 7 65 

Fargo, M. Cooley 10 10 

Cheyenne ch 6 60 

New Rockford ch 1 00 

Victor Mem'l ch 16 50 

Victor Mem'l B. U.... 1 50 

Victor Mem'l S. S 1 50 

St. Thomas ch 15 25 

Crystal ch 20 00 

Langdon ch 24 20 

Stilwell ch 2 00 

Cavalier ch 3 00 

Bathgate ch 4 90 

Bottineau ch 15 50 

Grand Forks ch 200 00 

Minot ch 8 60 

Hillsboro ch., S. 8. A 

Lad. Aid 14 26 

Donnybrook, Dan.- 

Nor. ch 5 00 

SOUTA DAKOTA, $705 88 

Lead. Ist ch $23 26 

Spearfish.L.C. West.. 6 00 

Brookings, 1st ch 60 00 

aarkch 3 00 

Bradley ch 12 00 

Spring valley, Dan. ch., 6 06 

Orleans Sew. Soc 12 00 

Turkey Valley, Dan. 

ch 14 00 

BigSpringsch 1100 

Strandburg ch 27 00 

Bloomingdale ch 62 00 

Dell R^ids ch 21 66 

Spink Co. ch.. for or- 
phans, c. P. Freder- 

ickson 71 10 

MiUardch 36 00 

Sioux Falls, G. Ny- 

lander 3 08 

Baltic. Ist ch 3 61 

Sioux Falls Am. ch 100 00 

Huron ch 3 50 

Pierre ch 10 50 

Ipswich ch 56 40 

Aberdeen ch 26 00 

Vermilion, lat ch 81 62 

Parker ch 17 31 

Deadwood ch 50 00 

Keystone ch 1 00 

NEBRASKA, $1 709 96 

Omaha. I. W. Car- 
penter $250 00 

Omaha, Calvary ch., 
Ellen Edman, t. s. 

Dr. East 7 00 

Omaha, l8t ch 70 52 

Omaha, Grace ch 20 00 

Omaha, Calvary ch... . 30 00 
Osseo, Mrs. M. Boyer, 
add'!, for orphans, c. 
P. FredericKson. ... 3 00 
HoIsJtein, Mrs. H. Han- 
son, for do 2 00 

Vesta ch 5 00 

Stark. Ist ch 7 70 

N. Platte ch.. W. J. 

Hunting 10 00 

Wahoo, 1st S. S 3 84 

Lincoln, 1st B. U., t. s. 
W. T. Klniore & Wni. 

Axling :i8 00 

Grand Island ch 40 25 

Tekamah ch 57 07 

Line Grove, Dan. ch... 5 00 

Belmont ch 3 00 

Plea.sant Prairie ch.... G 00 

Pleasant Prairie S. S.. . 2 50 

Cuba ch 2 33 

Harold ch 2 00 


Oakland. Sw. ch $55 18 

Valley. Ist Sw. B. U., 

for BanzaManteke.. 6 25 

Balsora. Sw. ch 2 75 

Miscellaneous. per 

" Nyo Veckoposten" 43 00 

Gary, Sw. ch 2 60 

MernaS. S 3 00 

Beatrices. S 4 00 

Beatrice Jrs 1 00 

Hastings ch 48 62 

Hastings S. S 2 70 

Hastings Miss. Chapel 

S. S 1 31 

Hastings. Fisher S. S., 

for W. T. Elmore. . . 16 00 

Wayne ch 67 60 

Wayne B. U 2 77 

Middle Branch ch 2 20 

Middle Branch S. S. . . . 3 46 

Arcadia. N. P. Dahl... 1 00 

Turtle Creek. Dan. ch.. 7 66 

Omaha. Inunanuel S. S. 6 00 

Battle Creek ch 2 00 

Tildench 6 60 

Anoka ch 12 00 

Alliance ch 62 26 

Canton S. S., for Show- 

yong Sta., China... . 6 00 

Springfield S. S 2 60 

Fremont. Ist ch 62 76 

Emerald ch 4 60 

Emerald S. S 2 75 

Arnold ch 5 00 

Valley. 1st Sw. Lad. 

Aid Soc 10 00 

Valley, 2d Sw. Lad. 

Aid Soc 10 00 

Estina. Sw. Lad. Aid 

Soc 5 00 

Omaha. Sw. Y. P. Soc., 

for native workers. . 12 60 
Stromsburg, C. R. Os- 

back 1 00 

Osceola. Sw. oh 8 00 

Weston, Sw. ch 4 00 

Albion ch 48 60 

Cedar Rapids ch 7 00 

Cedar Rapids C. E. 

Soc. for W. T. El- 
more, Podili 6 95 

Palestine. West Hill 

Mission 10 50 

Hartington ch 10 00 

Norfolk ch 6 00 

Creighton ch 1 1 50 

Palestine ch 165 00 

Palestine S. S 5 00 

Valparaiso. Ist S. S.. . 2 00 

Omaha. Calvary ch. . . . 24 1 50 
Omaha, Calvarv ch.. 

Dr. & Mrs. N. B. 

Rairden. special giit, 

for H. F. Rudd 100 00 

Springview. J. L. 

Blakely 1 00 

Grand Island, Rev. & 

Mrs.C. J. Pope 10 00 

Wilsonville ch 25 00 

Tecumseh ch 10 37 

Valley, 2dSw.S. S.. . . 2 60 

Lomax ch 5 00 

KANSAS, $2 219 17 

Lawrence. 1st ch., for 

Suifu sta $25 00 

W infield, Wm. K. 

Lardner 20 00 

Asherville. C.G.Gates, 49 25 

Harmony ch 42 25 

Harmony S. S 5 08 

Belpri ch 10 00 

Washington Y. P 2 70 

Marysville ch 7 45 

Marshall Center ch 30.30 

Marshall Center, A, .J. 

Skinner 3 00 

Marion ch 14 00 

Salina ch 5 25 

Victory ch $32 59 

McPherson ch 52 85 

McPherson S. S 16 18 

Morgan ch 2 50 

Morgan W.C 100 

Newton ch 41 50 

Newton S.S 6 50 

Milan ch 3 53 

Edench 4 00 

Clearwater ch 14 10 

Catoch 2 23 

Fort Scott, Ist ch 147 00 

Jewell. S. Cofifman 3 00 

Oak Creek ch 4 20 

Topeka, Ist ch 60 00 

Topeka, North ch 19 85 

Holtonch 5 00 

Auburn ch 15 50 

Lawrence. 1st ch 100 00 

Lawrence, Ist S. S 5 00 

Wamegoch 5 20 

Paolach 140 

Ottawa, Ist ch 196 00 

Richmond ch 6 25 

Olathech 16 30 

Aubrey oh 10 11 

Kansas aty. 1st ch.. . . 69 73 
Kansas CSty. Edgerton 

Place ch 62 71 

Kansas City. Edgerton 

Places. S 2 64: 

Kansas aty. 3d ch... . 10 Q» 
Kansas Uty Theo. 

Sem 13 94 

Leavenworth ch 13 5^ 

McLouthch 11 3S 

McLouth, Elijah Jones, 

t. s. n. student. On- 

gple 1250 

McLouth ch., G. D. _ 

Stallard, for do 12 50 

McLouth ch., H. Van- 

druff 25 

Lansing ch 5 w 

Atchison ch 32 53 

Armourdale ch 6 46 

Annourdale Y. P llj 

Armourdale 8. S 2 43 

Chelsea Park ch 1 00 

Emporia. 1st ch 60 00 

Ninnescah ch 12 "0 

Sabetha. S.J. Miner.. 10 00 

Hiawatha ch H 41 

Hiawatha, Mr. & Mrs. 

J. Craig 5 00 

Hiawatha, G. Kinzie. . 5 00 

Wetmore ch 8 00 

Delaware ch 46 Oo 

Delaware S.S 5 00 

Norton ch 15 00 

Prairie Temple 7 00 

Clay Center. 1st ch. . . . 76 60 

Belleville ch 5150 

Clifton ch 2i> 

Asherville ch 25 w 

Asherville Y. P 4 51 

Asherville S. S 5 21 

Simpson ch 23 w 

Minneapolis ch 32 50 

Adach 16 50 

Ada Y. P 5 00 

Beloitch 16 00 

Barnard ch 10 00 

Abilene ch 18 U 

Mt. Pleasant ch 5 00 

Cedarvale ch 5 W 

Independence ch 8 75 

Brownell ch 3 50 

Dodge City ch 5 50 

Canyon, Rose McClan- 

ahan 10 00 

Hemdon, Sw. ch 4 20 

Turkvillech 6 00 

Russell ch 1 <5 

Hayes ch 14 00 

W. Union ch 3 00 

Hill aty ch 11 96 

Hill aty S.S 3 82 

Hill aty, R. V. Wil- 
cox, tow. H. L. M. . . 10 00 


, M. H. Holt, 

f. L. M . (10 (10 

P. Bollionr. 

A...V.".' '-2 X 
la. J. J. Grlf- 

a 00 

■fl.8 1 00 

wch aae » 


^mM 20 00 

b. IT 58 

S- so 50 

orrASA. Sub 6i 

jt *B0 10 

fi;a«.<ib — 18 50 

E:. 88 00 

t 30 OO 

.^ 17 OO 

S*. Hr>. 

my 10 00 

ii£. 8 20 

rOKUfG, Sigft 58 

)beh fs 00 

%>liwDy^. 40 IS 

W.'KsnhDflr, 2 00 
, Ur. t iin. 

IB is t« Oau- 
Bd (SA for Iha 

Ship 50 00 

t6.B 5 00 

87 30 

fs:-::;:::: ?!§ 

MA ah 00 

,A.B.H<:Coy, 10 00 
, John E. Md- 

5 00 

, Hatlio Mi- 

A. 2S 25 

ORAIK). S) 38* 64 
Ina. MulbfiTj- 

E' IM." »2 50 

. Ill oh. . . 40 00 

■111 sid« ch., s as 

(kOlivatch., 13 00 
C^tol Hill 

65 00 

Cmitol Hill 

25 S8 

BMhany cb... 18 00 

ti. A Hrs. L. 

»..,,. 25 

'oh.'.'.'.;!!!!! 70 15 

8.8 7S5 

18 45 

8. 2 50 

r. A Mrs. A. 

Aham 75 00 

K.Po«t 8 00 

i'oh.y.'.!!!!! 10 00 

' 15 00 

Sprinn, !» 
,. 20 00 

'. .." G 00 

airaB 4 87 

CUr, Mr. & 

A.Foetc 15 00 

ColofBdo aiy, Mf. A 

Mra.RlF.Foole.... S5 00 
Coloralo Cily, Mr. A. 

F. Griffin ... 5 00 

Calorado Springs. Xt. 

Olivel eh., J. A. 

Haycraft... 1 00 

Ludvilleob 43 UO 

UadvUla Y.P 5 00 

LeadTilleB.S 6 00 


emuclcdi 9 45 

CuLorada Spiingi, Titb- 

BmacleV. P 3 40 

Colonulo ^in«B, Tkb- 

Calorado Sp'ringi, Tub- 

ernacleW.a 8 00 

Denver. Sv. ch.. L. 

BwuuoD, tor Podili. 25 00 
Donviir. JudBon Msm'l 

oh 260 75 

DenvAr. JudBon Moml 

Y. P IS 00 

Dnnvar. Jiidnn Mem'l 

3.8 10 00 

Drnrei. Broadwny ch., 28 8G 
Dnovor. Brmulway ch., 

C. W. Walker 60 00 

DeDver. Galiles fi. 8... 20 DO 

Dennr.inch. 200 69 

Eatonob. 30 00 

ForlCalliDioh 30 00 

StwtlnsB.8 6 2fi 

Ixnwland. in oh 156 SO 

Boulder, latch 84 IS 

Bouldar. IM Y. P.,fot 

Suitusla. 25 00 

Cflniwfh ao 00 

Saffuacbe cb 16 70 

Uonte Vina ob., for 

China... 28 90 

Uonl. ViiiH. Y. P., for 

5 00 

.!,'!.. 2 10 

Trinidsd S. 8 10 00 

Rooky Ford Y. P., of 

wh. S25 is for W. 

Chins. 3S 75 

Pueblo, Bathlehemob., 8 36 
PuEblo, Mesa ch.. Mn. 

A.SIevan S 00 

Pueblo, in eh 52 fll 

Holly eh 14 50 

FowWch 6 80 

Canyon Cily, l«<-h.. . 287 38 
Canyon Cily, Misn L. 

Hall. 1. ., J. 8. 

Ailamf. Hnnvanr. . . 2^ 00 

Snlidn. Isi ch 120 50 


ArlcMS. lit ch f20 00 

RoBwell ch 1 25 

HaBtrman ch . 7 03 

SanlflFe.J.A'.Wood!! 10 00 

Santo RoHE ch 3 00 

Melroaech 4 00 

ElidBch 7 50 

ErjiniPFI, Mr. A Silt. 

H. r \Iu/iv. . . f 5 50 

"l>iii FjOlf (h 6 50 

.<iiri^»s. s. .! 4 as 

'^niniii'villp ,■].. ... 91 80 

CininCTVillc B. r. 5 00 

r;r.,nB"vill,->. >^ 10 37 

(.■|.-..r.iBiorfi. S. . 3 13 

M.,-r.,.vch 31 20 

llnm^oneli. . 11 76 

.MnQHIainHomech.... 6 89 

Monte ' 

Middleloa, Mr. Mdd- 

n>e ID fiO 

Caldmlloh 8 00 

Shmhone. Mary HiUer. 

iDrTavoyilB 26 00 

Shoahone, Aev. A Mrs. 

T. M. Patlenon, lor 

TokyoMa. 2S 00 

SboahoneS. B 18 85 

Sfaoahoneeb. 168 16 

Hoileych 20 00 

Hcaboch sn 00 

Hagermancb 13 50 

UTAH. $05 "•> 

Salt Lake City C. F... 

for Kenglung »25 00 

Sftlt Lake Ciiy. Mr. A 

M™.O..Pftul I 00 

Soli Lake C!ly, East 

Kdech..-- 89 00 

KBVADA. S27 00 

Sparksch . . *27 00 

ARIZOIIA. Siso 90 

Phfcnix ch S30 DO 

DouslaiDh 20 00 

Naeoeh 20 00 

NaooS.B 10 00 

PrcMolt oh. 2 50 

Temp* ch. !...'!! . 41 40 

Camp Verdi ch. . 20 00 

WASBHTGTOfl, *3 4^5 17 
Sedro Wooley, I. C. 

Seabary «10 00 

Scdro Wooley, Mrs. 1, 

Davenporl^ L. 'm, 

arcCforJaroma 6 2S 

BmUWo 1 00 

Waahongal, Lydia Cur- 

SeStSetuniii^t'y ch.. 190 42 

Aberdeen cb 17 30 

Cenlraliach 35 00 

Dryad ch 4 31 

Maple Grove cb 6 00 

8. Oaideb 05 10 

Vancouvereh 16 00 

Winlwk ch 14 2S 

Winlock S. S.. 4 75 

Yacolt ch.... 3 45 

Ballard. Sw. ch 18 00 

Ballard. Sw.S, a... . 3 45 

Bellingham. Sw. ch.... 51 00 

Belliogham, Sk. 8. S.. 5 70 
Delia ■■ Busy Bee " 

Otcle. forwk.. c.O. 

Hanson 25 00 

Hoquiam. Sw. ch. . . . 20 50 

Preston, Sw. cb 50 00 

Preston, Sw. 8. S. . . . 25 00 
Preston, Sw. Se«-in« 

Circle 50 00 

Seattle, l«Ww,ch,.. 12.^ 00 

Adclnhm College R. 3.. 6 00 

Ml. Vernnn-.' 78 52 

lit. Vcr.ioo. Sw. H, 8 11 48 

Seattle, C, J. iLrickson, 50 00 

Ellensburgch 70 75 

FJIensburc^.S 6 80 

Sunny^decb 7 SO 

Almiracb . 19 00 

AlmiiaS. S. 5 00 

Dovenpnrt ch 6 .50 

Davenpuft S. .s.... 1 64 

Hhermaneh , . 1 60 

w!lbJr"et. "--'.'."! 
Poplar Grove oh . 


Dayton ch K9 Tfi 

Dayton S. S.. in marn- 
. oiy of Hiss Con In- 

J^' '. 23 08 

Colvjllach e 00 

EnoDeh. IS 

EnonB.U S 00 

EnonS.8 2 TT 

Fneman eh te 40 

Haninstonch 31 TO 

Haninston B. C, for 

tbatta.plBD 12 SO 

RitiTille oil 3G 00 

NewiKirt ch 5 60 

Spokaoe, Grace ch . . . . S8 TO 

Spokane, Central ch. . . 32 36 

Union Park ch 10 00 

Tekoaeb 2T 25 

Bpokaiie. in eh 6S 80 

Taeoma, Dsn.-Nor. eh. 11 15 
Tacoma, Dan.-Nor. 

eh-, for the Orphan 

HoDie, e. P. Freder- 

ickaon 10 00 

Ballard. Ist cb 6S 00 

uel eh 22 ZG 

- S. ^..".T! . !™°*.™ 8 30 

Burton ch 26 4T 

Dunlao eli. 3800 

Pailaatych 10 00 

laaaquaheb 12 63 

Hanette oh., t. ». nat. 

worker 100 00 

Maiysrille oh 16 00 

North Bend ch 21 DO 

Seattle, Fremont ch.. . 37 60 

Seattle. Fremont B.U,. 10 11 

Seattle, Fremont S. S. 11 60 

SeatUe. latch 050 00 

Seattle, Temple ch.. . . 401 00 

Seattle, Immanud cb., 77 SO 

Klridandeb S 00 

KirklandS. S fi 00 

Snobomiah eb. A S. S., 40 00 

BelUnsham. let cb.... 130 15 

OREGON, Si i6s 3T 


M. C. A., t. s. J. E. 

Rhodes J20 00 

Portland. 1st ch 104 ST 

Amily oh 12 00 

Carlton ch . . 10 00 

Daliaach 12 18 

DallaaS.e 1 10 

S.Yamhillch.. ,'!!!!! 15 00 

B. Yamhill B. U 3 00 

McMlnnville, Dan. cli. 33 21 

Baker aiy. Islcb... . 22 00 

Mateh5eldcb 7 40 

Ml. Ulivecb 2 .W 

MyrllE Creek Co 50 

KiddlBch 00 

Bromuville oh 15 00 

Holleycli . fl 00 

Providence cb 6 00 

Salem, IM cb .W 00 

SalemS.S 54 00 

Gteshamch 10 40 

MoDiavilla, Grace cb.. li Oil 

Pleawiit Home cb 12 911 

PortlanJ.'C^vary'ch.i 4 !>.'> 

Poriland. Ist ch 1 477 1.'. 

Portland. Ut H. L'.... 20 m 

Portlotid, latM.S -")l rrfi 

Ponlaml. 3d cb 101 15 

I'nivenily Parkch.... 10 00 

Sellwood,Bethi>ii>-rl>.. 12 5U 
Sellvood, Bel hull y B. 

U 1 00 

Sellwood, Belhunj' H. 

Deep Creek ch. . 

■■ Nya 


45 50 

CALIFORHIA, Sio 480 30 

SacrameDto, a friend. 

«100 of wh. is for 2 

n. p.. c. E. G. Phil- 
lips, .fe *100 1. ■. n. D. 

Kuppsuih, c. G. H. 

Brock (200 00 

BanJoK, 1st oh 300 00 

aanjowi, litB.U.,(or 

Jarosta 2S 00 

Valleio. CorneU B. U.. 

for China 6 iS 

Covina. Isc cb 42 00 

Covina, let B. 8 5 OS 

Covina. 1st W. C 6 25 

Covina. let B.U 3 00 

Oeone. J. B. Ross 6 00 

Balcenifield, Mr. ± Mrs. 

a', C.'Darrow.'..! 6 00 

Carlton. Peter Habeob, S 00 
Berkeley, Ctuu. A. 

Carlson S 00 

Fort Bra« B, U., for 

JamsiT. 6 25 

Exeter ch IS 50 

Fresno, let eh 161 10 

Kiuaburc. Sir. eh 64 76 

MaduBoh S3 22 

Madera B.U 3 00 

MaderaJia 1 00 

Madera S.S 2 13 

Madera Worn. Circle . . S 00 

Banker cb 10 00 

Tula™ Y. P., for sta. 

plan, India 8 25 

Petalumach 146 60 

Bl.Helenach 2 4S 

8t.HeIena8.B 00 

Banta Ron oh S3 60 

Healdsburjch 23 75 

UealdsbuTE C E 3 25 

HealdsbuTE 8.8 1 00 

Christian Valley eb... . 8 00 

Diionch 38 35 

Bacramento, 1st ch.... 30 00 

eh^".' "'"' 39 41 

Berkeley, l»t ob., J™. , 10 00 

Berkeley. Evancel ch.. 100 00 

Oakland, 1st ch 620 00 

Oakland! 23d Ave. cb.',' 60 00 

Oakland, Calvary cb.. . 40 00 

Modestoch IS 35 

Oakland, Nor.-Dan. 

ch 6S 00 

Sao Ftandsco, Cove- 
nant cb 27 25 

San FrnnciiCO, Cove- 
nant B. U 1 50 

Valleio, Cornell ch 65 20 

Ceres cb 43 50 

San Francisco. Isl cb.. 
of wh. 124.S0 is for 

wk.of J.B.AdamK.. 368 50 
San Francisco, Ul 

Worn. See 68 50 

San Frandico, Ham. 

Sq.eb 242 80 

San Francisco. Ham. 
Sq. S, 8.. for vk. ot 

E.H.Jone3 42 00 

Melrosech 5 1)0 

PoiniRichmondch.... D 4.-, 

Point Richmond .S. :<.. 4 :,r, 

l^nPablocb . . t> 60 

San Bernardinii H. l'.. 

forKiavin«sta... . 12 50 

BanBernnrdino^.S.. . 26 00 

Oranitech 110 00 

Fallbruokch 12 32 

I'.arilen Groi-e ch 2 7.> 

(iardenUroveS.S... 1 00 
GaHeu Grove I.u.lie'.' 

.\id 2 75 

Julianch 12 00 

JulianS.ri t 00 

Nalional Gly cb .'iG 50 

Rcdiands. 1st ch 


Redlands. IslC. E 



San □><«□. lit eb 






^drewe, for W. 



Los Anfde*. Centni 



Los Anaelea, Orcbani 
Los An«5ii."TiiiiJi 

130 00 
30 00 

Los An«elea. Temple 



E. Lo. Angeles Y. P.. 

for the Gospel Ship-. 


Ocean Park oh 




100 M 


San Luis Potosi, S. S. ^ 


Clarke McKendry...' 


Alia. Camroee. T. O. 
Telugiia .' 


PoMo Rico, Coamo ch.. 

11 00 
»14 86 




ion reooived on 
field, per Acot. 
t. ao. 1906: 
a[.W.Mimg«r... $35 00 

SPAni»$7 aa 

BUch. 16 60 

tUX 8. S.. for chil- 
iinlndia 72 

DEHICARX, $350 oo 

LSchoole, t. f. P. 
liekson $50 00 

aes, t. •. 10 nat. 
inAfriea. 800 00 

OKRlEAinr, $15 56 

ler eh.» per J. O. 

Mr $10 85 

ibek oh., per do.« 4 71 

AS8A]f,$58 44 

W. C. Maion de 

$10 00 

la, H. B. Diek- 
per aoot. to 

t. ao, 1906 23 44 

ELaPhiUipi... 25 00 

IHDIAt $z6 064 93 

ioni reoeived on the field, 
aooounte to September 
80. 1906 


I L. 


11.0.7 $3 67 

lees, 45 15 00 


Ions, 15 5 00 



pi... 50 16 66 


ek.. .' 1963 654 33 


aiute, 668.9.7 222 85 


lore. 2771.13.4 923 92 


64.0.6 21 34 



« M. 

oeh.. 85.10.3 28 53 



5198.9.8 1 732 85 

k, J. 

i n - 

«.... 4313.10.10 1 437 87 
bert.. 3765 1 255 00 


iTeins, 322.1.2 107 35 


Curts, 564.4.5 ISS 08 

ir a, 

Curti, 242.5.0 80 76 


If.... 324.11.3 108 22 



a b a d , 



inf 140 $46 66 


C. R. 

Manh... 5.1.6 1 69 




eomb... 87.6.6 12 46 


k o n d a, 

J. S. 

7 i m • 

pany...' 842U(.l 114 10 

Jan gaon, 

H. Un- 

mh 4176.123 1 $93 25 


J. E. 


(1905)... 14080.11.4 4698 65 

J. E. 


(1906).. . 9008.6.6 8 002 79 

CHINA $35 00 
Kinhwa, T. D. Hobnee, $25 00 

JAPAK, $5X5 80 

Donation! received on the field, 

per aooounta to September 





ILdc.... $176 24 $88 12 

A. A. 

Bennett. 74 65 37 83 

J. L. 

Dearing. 688 99 344 49 
Tokyo. 8. 

blen 49 73 24 86 


W m . 

Wynd.... 15 65 7 83 

C h o f u , 


Mead. . 26 35 13 17 

AFRICA, $x 631 20 

Cuillo, Dr. & Mra. W. 

H. Leslie $50 00 

Lukunga. £. T. Welles, 10 00 

Donations received on the field, 

per accounts to September 

30 1906 

Bwemba, A.Biliington, $435 84 

Madimba, P. Freder- 

ickson 447 19 

Mukimvika, thoV. Hili, 51 47 

Banza Manteke, H. 

Richards 636 70 


German churches of 

North America $800 00 

A friend 2 00 

J. D. Dart, SI each for 
China, Japan, Africa, 
India, and the Phil- 
ippines 5 00 

John J. Boote, a mem'l 

offering 5 00 

Scandinavian cha., for 
famine relief in Rus- 
sia 170 04 

Anonymous, for fam- 
ine relief in Russia. . 5 00 

Total $277 211 92 


E. Hard- 
wick, Vt., 
Est. Dal- 
inda B. 

W i n d • or, 
Vtn Int. 
on Skin- 
ner Fund, 

Eat. E. 
F. Stud- 

W oUajto'n,* 

Est. Robt. 
H. Har- 
low. ..... 

Est. John 

WUl of 
James N. 

Est. Mary 

Mass . • 
Est. Em- 
ma Qood- 
now.. .... 

Inc. Em- 
ma Good- 
now Est. . 

Milo, N. Y., 
Est. Mary 
Dakin... . 

R o Chester. 
S y Ivenus 
dc Sarah 
M. P. 

New Hart- 
ford, N. 
Y., Will 
of Ann E. 
Griswold . 

town, N. 
J., Est. 
T h o s . 
Emly. . . . 

Pa., Est. 
Mary P. 
Lyons.. . . 

Clyde, O., 
Est. Or- 
ville L. 
Ames .... 

111., Est. 
Mrs. P. 
M . Tucker, 

Chic ago, 
111.. Est. 
8. E. 

Sampson . 

A r V a d a , 
Est. C. 

N e b r a ska 
City, Neb., 
Est. Mrs. 
Emma A. 
Wiggin.. . 

$475 00 
8 80 

646 00 

288 70 
22 00 

175 00 

61 66 

1000 00 

921 99 
414 65 

1 405 23 

100 00 

100 00 

25 00 

45 63 

50 00 

813 58 

10 00 

100 00 




Merrism.. 12 600 00 tS 143 24 VmnDni 

•286 355 IS Rhode Ilia 


. 1907 275 K 

DonACloDB and Icca- 
doB lecHved [rom 
April 1. 190e. lo 
April 1. 1907 *5ei 455 OS 

PeuuylvaDia . . 

DlMrlct of Columbia . . 
N. CuoUna 

Alaiam^y. '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 



RsuooD, Kemendine 

School 5897.9,0 

RuinwD, J. McGuire. . 6207.10.8 

HouTnuin, W. BiuheLl, 58S.8.0 

S2 50 

679 68 
3083 20 

8 784 80 
17 766 64 

n,W. H.S. Hu- 

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1^ JS Buniool'.'w' A. at«n- 

Madnta. W. L. Peivu- 

son. D.D.. 
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Cumbum. J. I 


MulrM,A.,H. Linker.. 

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Hancock 402.0-0 

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Haseein, L. E. T»chirch. 1806.O-0 

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VoL 87 

AUGUST. 1907 

No. 8 


^OME questions have arisen in con- 
•^ nection with the new joint rate plan 
that call for a few words of explanation. 

1 . There is the matter of delay that may 
seem to occur in the receipt of the first 
copy. Here it may be well to note the 
fact that the two publications are issued 
from separate offices in separate cities. 
When a joint subscription is received by 
cue xnagazine, the name of the subscriber 
miist be transmitted to the other, and this 
takes some time. No unnecessary delay 
is occasioned, however. 

2. After the subscription has been sent 
all correspondence should be directly into 
the publication concerned. . The joint 
arrangement applies only to the receipt of 

* subscriptions; all other business is con- 
ducted separately. 

3. It would facilitate the work of the 
subscription clerks if club agents in send- 

ing the names of subscribers for joint 
clubs will send duplicate lists. One list 
can then be forwarded at once to the other 
publication and any delay be avoided. 

4. It should be noted that the joint 
club rates apply to clubs of both magazines 
only. That is to say, if there are, for 
example, four subscribers for one magazine 
and one subscriber for both, that does not 
make up a cjub. There must be ai least 
five who subscribe for^both publications. 

5. Some club agents have taken advan- 
tage of the new minimum of five in a club 
and have reduced the size of their clubs, 
some which heretofore were quite large 
consisting now of but five. This is cer- 
tainlv not fair, and it is evident that the 
rates will have to be changed if clubs are 
to be thus reduced in size. Many new 
subscribers are enrolling, but old ones 
should not be lost by the club agents. 


'T'HE Editor often wonders what people 
'^ think of the Magazine. Several let- 
ters have come lately which give him an 
idea of how much I hey, at least, appreciate 
it- Here is one, for exam[)le: 

You are providing us a splendid Magazine each 
month, and 1 ho|)e more of our f)eople may he 
induoed to become subscril)ers for it and readers 
of it. 

Here is another which made us hold up 
our heads and feel encouraged : 

I hope I may be able to send more names for 
the Magazine later, for 1 would love to liave it 
in the homes of all my people. 


Allow me in closing to thank you personally 
for the improvement in the Mag.vzine. I am 
proud to present it to people as gotten up by 
iJaptists. There is nothinix better. 

A pastor this time. He realizes the 
practical value of the Magazine, and is 
not satisfied with anv club that does not 
contain the entire membership of his 
church. "In the homes of all." That 
ouglit to be true in every church. 

Have you found the Magazine interest- 
ing and helpful ? We do not ask you to 
tell vs, but tell your neighbors and induce 
them to subscribe. 





T HE problems of aggressive mission 
woiJc in Burma are much compli- 
cated by the fact that Burma is de- 
cidedly polyglot. The census recognizes 
sixty-seven tribes as indigenous to the 
country, and besides these there are tens 
of thousands of Chinese and hundreds of 
thousands of Tamils, Telugus, Bengalis, 
Urdus and other nationalities from penin- 
sular India. We are working definitely 
in twelve languages. Several of these had 
to be reduced to writing before any work 
could be done among them. The Bible 
complete has bees translated into four 
languages, and standard dictionaries have 
been compiled as well. Portions of Scri[)- 
ture have been translated into several other 
dialects and distinct languages. This is 
all in the way of foundation work for future 
effort. Thirty stations have been estab- 
lished for regular residence of workers. 
The distance between the two moat distant 
of these stations is about 1,500 milas, but 

lest American readers reduce this dbtaace 
to American terms, say about 30 to SB 
hours, it is well to add that the joumej 
from Rangoon to Kengitung takes about 

If each tribe occupied a compact lein- 
tory by itself the problems would be sim- 
plified greatly, but such is not the cat. 
The Shans, for example, are found in ■ 
wide strip of table-land extending from 
Tibet on the north to Siatn on the soutl). 
It is quite hilly country, the Shans occupy- 
ing the level portions and the vall^ 
while among the bilb ate found the Kachiu 
on the north, and then Palaungs, Ysn^- 
seks, Yanglams, Taungthoos and othert 
among whom we have no WoHe at all. It 
thus happens that several misrionaries 
have to traverse the same territory. 

Most of these languages, if not all, are 

more or less tonal. This is a serioui 

matter to the new missionaries and means 

that several years must be spent in acquir- 



iaeacy in the use of the language. 
Bmple, in Sgaw Karen, the simple 
f i^llable ko may mean " a dish," 
iD," " the neck," " hot," " hard," 
mdf" according to the inflection 
MM BMd. The difliculties are in- 
I bj the fact that there are two k's 
noa K) that hy adding the other k 
If kdd to the above meanings of 
■nd." **vait," and "head." It is 
vithin the range of possibility that 
ionuy on a jungle tour should saj 
Mtire helper: " The sun ia so bread 
W hard is all Aof," when he meant 

to amy that tbe sun was so hot that 
ead waa all hard! This is one at 
0. Far worse mbtakes have been 
over and over again. 

us see, however, what we are 
J doing in Burma. 


are doing nothing for the Moham- 
8, though they number half a million 
■e. Our work is chiefly among the 
8, — ■ Tamils, Telugus, Bengalis and 
With imagination, and the neces- 
nowledgeof the facts, the list of sta- 
nd missionaries in the Annual Report 
lling! The names of Rev, am! Mrs, 
. Armstrong 

From Rangoon to Mandalay is eighteen 
hours by the fastest train we have out 

Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong work in three 
or four languages all the time, among a 
multitude of <»ates and subdivisions of 
castes. They have fine schools in Rangoon 
and Moulmein, besides smaller ones else- 
where. They have a goodly number of 
earnest disciples, a band of consecrated 
native helpers and they keep untiringly at 
the work, but O! how handicapped in the 
ever-increasing opportunities! 

The Chins are found over a wide area ex- 
tending along the Arakan Yoma mountains 
on the western borders of Burma. We have 
three stations among them. In a straight 
line the two farthest apart are 300 mUes 
from each other, but to make the joum^ 
means over a thousand miles, and while a 
missionaiy would be going from Sandoway 
around and up to Haka one could almost go 
from Boston to Yokohama and back 
again! Concerning the Chins of lower 
Burma Mr. Dye says: "They are in a 
state of flun." Widespread preaching 
and the growing intelligence of the people 
have made them dissatisfied with the old. 

Thej are receptive 
towards new ideas. 
Right DOW 19 the 
opportune moment for 
reaching them with 
the gospel. The bar- 


If we do 

it reap it, others will. 
The Roman Catholics 
are taking advantage 
o[ it. They are actual- 
ly reaping our harvests 
because our resources 
are not adequate to 
take what belongs to 
us. Once they become 
Homan Catholics the 
door will be closed to 


realty ought 


CIlin field really ought 
ti> be divided into thrpe 
parts . The present 
field ia too lai^ for 

1 dollars 
in years 


I told the people we muted k 
heeded me noL At I " ' 
their wives lay down a 

on •.wakening in the nwnuiig wi 

women aileep bende our BiMB women. Tlqf 
had remained aD night that tli^ iw m fi f hen 

FfcotO b7 J. P. Inpui 


I^( to right: 

a. IsctBm. Oeii, Hannn, Bobarta 

Halu, on th« extreme northwestern 

border of Burma, ia a relatively new station 

among the milder, untamed China, w1k> 

differ connderably from the bretlu«n in 

lower Burma. But the goapel is having 

its triumpha there as well. The first 

Mr. Hanson, on a lecent trip 
into AaauD, found several 
tribes of UTi'liin* there lAo 
understood ti™ mrf his iC—'liiti 
books when read to them, 
lliis enlarges the opportnoi- 
tiea of g«fiiin work veiymndt 

These are a prosperous 
people living along the Sslwia, 
Attaran and Gjne riven 
on the eastern boundaries 
of Burma and over into 
Siam. In Burma thej 
Baptist association in the Chin Hills has number 325,000. and in Siam 800,000. 
just been organized.* Just read this, you Among all this peojde there is just one 
who have charge of associational meetings missionary family at work! As a people 
at home and find difficulty b getting a the Tslains are well advanced; th^ have 
representative gathering even though the a literature of their own and e ' 
railways and trolleys bring the people to the 
veiy door of the church! 


Despite similarity in name these people 
are entirely distinct from the Chins. They 
are a warlike tribe of hill people. For a 
long time we have had but two stations for 
work among them, but a third has recently 
been opened at Namkhara. The language _^^ 

has been reduced to writing, parts of the ^ork.""]FW 168°thrn'^b^'of'^nv^ 
New Testament have been translated and 
published. Mr. Ingram writes enthusiasti- 
cally of a long tour made in April: 
Twenty-tour services were held, each ranging 
from two to four hours in length, und even then 
the people wanted more. In only two of the 
villages I visited had the gospel ever been heard. 
As the preachers told the story and the Christians ary. An increase of 33S percent, in mem- 

general. The writer's grandfaUier, Dr. 
Haswell, began work among this people a 
great many years ago, compiled a vocabu- 
lary, translated a considerate portion <d 
the New Testament and revised what hsd 
been translated l^ Mrs. S. B. Judson. 
From the time of his death there was no 
Talain missionary until 1001, when Mr. 
Darrow was appointed. This past year has 
been marked by a decided revival i 

' SOO, organized into five 
churches, with four ordained preachers and 
five evangelists. Their faith and zeal are 
evidenced by their determination to work 
for a thank offering of Rs. 3000, besides 
1,000 baptisms and an additional mission- 

gave testimony, tlie people would ask to bear 
more, so that often the midnight hour struck 
while we were still repeating the story of Je<:us 
besidetheopenfire-placeinaKachin house. The 
last Sunday we were out. after dosing the service, 
the pco|)lc said they wanted to hear more. Tbe 
preachers, indefatignble in telling tlieir story. 
began again. 1 lay down on my cot and fell 
asleep, for it was very late. I awoke an hour 
or so Inter and found the meeting still going on. 



p. 330. 

bership may seem a low ideal.but remember 
these people are fresh out d heathenism! 
In Siam, there are two churches and 75 
members as a nucleus for future growth. 
Unfortunately Mr. Darrow will have to 
return to America for furlough in a year or 
two and there is no prospect of any one 
to lake up his work. O, that American 
Baptists might realize the harm done the 


y Iheir failure to gi\e of laen aud 
IS needed by the growth of the work! 


lave stations at strategii? points for 
rk among this people. The name 
J. N. Gushing will ever be remem- 
n connexion with this work. His 
!iil translation of the Bible and his 
tative dictioimn- of the Shan 
(e are his most abiding monuments, 
1 work has come lo prominence in 
m work bet^ause most of the stations 
ar distant points, only one being on 
troad, and that only because the 
I hsa been recently extended to 
. Kengtung is the least accessible 
nt stotioDB in Burma. The Karen 
bts who have gone there are as far 
ome as we in Rangoon are from 
! The Shans are Buddhists, and 
■ill be said about the diflicully of 
mong Bunnans applies equally to 
fork. There has been steady but 
■owth in the mission. Out of the 
'ork al Kt'ugtung ha.s grown Ihe 
till ingathering from among the 
U, Lahu, Wa and others, number- 
T 6,000 in all. But that is a. story all 
F and cannot be told here. 

this work from the beginning in Ihe pecu- 
liar providential preparation of the people 
to receive the truth of the gospel. The 
slory has been often told and should be 
familiar lo every American Baptist. It 
muHt however be outlined again here. The 
preparation of the Karens consisted in the 
possession of a body of traditional teach- 
ing, which, while silly and meaniuglesa in 
parts, in the bulk conveyed three very 
important truths: God is a great Spirit, 
Creator of all things; sin is disobedience to 
God; there is a way of salvation from sin; 
the knowledge of this way was to come lo 
the Karens from a " while brother " from 
the wesl. No wonder the progress of the 
first missionaries was a sort of triumphal 
procession! There are over 50,000 Karen 
Christians living today, and more than 
100,000 must have died in Ihe faith. There 
are now well organized churches and asso- 
ciations. Absolute self-support is a fact 
among most of them. A home mission 
society has been organized in each associa- 
tion to push evangelistic nork among the 
heathen, the ej-i/fiiscn lirinij home by the 
Ckrittian Karens. Even so, however, 
there are still large sections of Karen 
territory, among the mountains of Burma 
and over in Siam, where as yet no work has 
been done. Heathen Karens from the 
hills keep moving down into the plains and 
it is diflScult even to keep track of these. 
Following the first targe ingatherings, and 



Photo by a. R. VinloD 


lbs knaeliUB In taraarannd neifw prayan lor oth«n 
M two cania unsca, Miiliiiaby pouring pail 

txpedaiij after the occupation of lower 
Buima 1^ th« English, as a remit of v^iich 
the Karens were brought Into cIom touch 
with the Bumuuu. many Karens tadEed 
on Buddhism to their demon worship and 
became indifferent to the gospd. Others 
were thoroughly aroused when th^ fint 
heard the message and wanted to hear 
more. Thoe was nothing like an ade- 
quate suppljr oS workers at that time and 
many requests for teachers had to go 
unheeded. The result was that the spirit 
of inquiry passed. Indifference succeeded. 
The some thing happened in scores of 
' Karen villages that happens sometimes in 
the lives of individuals. A sort of crisis 
was reached, a sort of spiritual high tide, 
and then the crisis passed, unfavorably, 
because neglected. The tide ebbed. 

There has been a profound stirring of 
all the heathen Karens of lower Burma 
during the past few years. This has 
centered about an ignorant and illiterale 
Karen named Ko San Ye, who was con- 
verted and baptized some seventeen years 
ago, a man with a peculiar, — yes, re- 
markable, personality. Thousands of 
Karens have flocked to him. They ha\e 
come from many and mixed motives, 
some worthy, some thoroughly unworthy. 
They have, however, been rendy to hear the 
preaching of the Word and the missionaries 
have from the first tried to improve the 
opportunities. About 3,000 have been 


added to the churcheg. Among thcK i 
large mrk of education and training ii 
needed and the missionaries ia lAm 
fields the work has beoi done are baof 
tand to the uttermost to accomplish it 


This has beenrcae r ved to the last, foes 
very spedal word needs to be said cod- 
ceming it Special factors hare led to 
large ingathennga among the Karens, u 
has just been noted. Pm^ like to hear 
of success, and, unfoitunatdy, these are 
many pec^e in the dmrchei at home b; 
whom the admission of difficultiea and ob- 
stacles woold be constnied as a fatal 
objecUoo to doing mission woric at all! 
So it haa omw to pass that in speaking of 
work in Bunna, Karen work and its soc- 
cesses have been emphasised almoat to the 
exclusion of Burmese work, and then is 
considerable misapprehension of the diffi- 
cultiea of the latter. On hia recent virit 
to America, the writer was faeqnoilly 
aaked questions that im[died that the 
questioner thought that the miarionarks 
among the Burmese had been veiy remiss 
not to have had returns equally as large as 
had the Karen missionarieal The |»oh- 
lems are entirely distinct. The Burmana 
as Buddhists have no coDception ot a per- 
sonal God. In reality th^ have no con- 
ception of a supreme being at all. Tlie 
same word means pagoda or idol or god. 

Lacking an adequate idea of God, the 
idea of sin is totally inadequate. It ii 
simply demerit and concerns the individual 




alone. The idea ot sin as inherently evil 
is lacking. The exceeding sinfulneos of 
murder, for example, ia not appreciftted. 
The sin of murder brings unfortunate con- 
sequences to the murderer. It is a debit 
it«iD in his account; thai is all. More- 
over, instead of being in a stale of expect- 
ancy, looking for the advent of a messenger 
who shall tell him of a way of salvation, 
the Burman Buddhist is entirety satisfied 
with his own religion. It is several hun- 
dred years older than Christianity. He has 
his glittering pagodas, bis many-spired 
monasteries, his hierarchical priesthood, his 
ancient books. He is satisfied with it all. 
He is so full of the old that there is no 
room for the new and it is no easy task to 
empty out the old to make room for the new. 
The Karen finds no difficulty with the 
message. Hearing the message starts the 
Burman on endless metaphysical hair- 
splitting and casuislry. The difference is 
in the previous training of the two. Those 
of us who are on the field, and I write as 
a Karen missionary,^ — knowing the differ- 
ences, — wonder that so much has been 
accomplished and give glory to God. 

We have today nineteen Burmese sta- 
tions. At date of writing, four of these 
are " manned by women " and one is 
empty. There are thirty-two Burmese 
missionaries actually at work in Burma 
today. That gives each an average parish 
of SOS.ISa. But that is not at all a fair 
statement of the problem. Of the thirty- 
two, most are women engaged in school 
work and not available for general evan- 
gelistic work. School work is undoubtedly 
an essential element in a sound missionary 
policy, but the educational mbsionary is 
not available for evangelistic touts. So 
we have today in Burma just thirteen 
ordained men for Burmese work. Of 
these, two arc in the seminary and in liter- 
ary work and so are unavailable for evan- 
gelistic Mork. That Uorci juit eleven 
men, taeh with, a parish of 5!)0,909. Per- 
haps we have been thinking of the Burman 
field as well supplied, but if so let these 
fig;ures put us lo shame! 

The opening of a new station for BurmcH 
work was sanctioned a long time ago, but 
neither the men nor the money seem to be 
Rvailable. Somewhere Ihere is a Baptist 
student in the college or seminary, or a 
young Baptist pastor who has shut his 
ears (o the call of God. and somewhere in 
the churches are a number of Baptist 
Christians who are equally deaf to the call 
of the Master for funds lo carry on his work! 

Never was the need for aggressive work 
among the Burmons greater than today. 
Siirman Buddhists are copying Christian 
methods of work. There is a Society for 
the Propagation of Buddhism. Young 
Men's Buddhist Associations tue being 
formed, closely following Young Men's 
Christian Association lines. In Manda- 
lay, tliere are schools organized along lines 
of our Sunday schools to teach the children 
Buddhism. A Buddhist priest of high 
rank is even now going about the country 
attracting thousands to hear him. Hts 
preaching is on an entirely new strain. He 
has abandoned the scholarly style full of 
Pali quotations and above the heads of the 
people, and talks in the vernacular and the 
colloquial. His message is one of practical 
morality. We have faith to believe that 
there is not sufficient life in Buddhism to 
perpetuate these things, but it is well that we 
shall not underestimate the enemy's power. 

This is the challenge of the work to us 
Baptists in America. God has blessed our 
efforts. The power of the gospel has been 
shown in Burma. We are met with the 
challenge lo do a work adequate, in view 
of the scope of the opportunities offered us 
by these many peoples. We are challenged 
to do a work adequate, in view of our Bap- 
tist resources in both men and money. 
We are not yet doing a tithe of what we 
naight do here and elsewhere if only each 
Baptist did his individual share. This 
is a truism, but it needs slill more emphasis. 
The practical way lo get at it is for each 
Baptist now interested in mission work to 
get one other interested and doing some- 
thing, who is not now interested. A true 
Christian needs no further argument. 




THER Protes- 
tant Hocietiea, 
to the Dumber of 
eight, have their 
repre««itatives in 
Itiirms to share with 
AtLierican Baptists 
iiiigelizing of this 

irsi of all in the order of 
time is the Society for the 
IDOL BOLDiNO Propagation of the Gospel. 
OFFEHiNOB which commenced work here 
eoriy in the sixties <rf the last 
century. The woric of this society was 
at the outset mainly educational, and is still 
largely so. The missionaries began their 
work among the Burmans, and would prob- 
ably have limited their efforts to that race 
but for the extraordinary offer of three or 
four thousand Karens, already professed 
converts to Christianity, made to them by 
a former missionary, bent on alienating 
them from the society to which they be- 
longed. From that lime to this the society 
has carried on a vigorous work among these 
Karens, but without, it would seem, adding 
materially to their numbers. Al the present 
time four mission families and two young 
women missionaries are located at Toungoo, 
where a flourishing school has been es- 
tablished. Al Keniendiiie, this mission 
has a small training; school for native 
preachers. Besides its work amoTig Ihe 
Karens in Toungoo, Ihe Propagation Society 
has twelve other missionaries, of whom 
seven are counted among Ihe " clerg>' " of 
the diocese, and five are called " lay work- 
ers," the former being stationed, two in 
Rangoon, three nt Kemendine, one at 
Shwebo in upper Burma and one at Moul- 
mein, all for the Burmans: and Ihe five 
lay workers being sintioned, Iwo in Ran- 
goon, and one encli in Kemendine, Toun- 

goo and Mandalay. In additic 
two women missionaries in Toun, 
are four in other stations, eogagi 
in school work. 

All these, the missionaries of tl 
for the Propagation of the Gi 
under the general superviMoB 
Bishop of Rangoon, who is at th 
all the work of the Church of E 
Burma, and who is sen'ed by t 
chaplains, three junior chapli 
chaplains on probation, lits own 
and six chaplains under the auspi 
Additional Clergy Society, — aU 
addition to the missionaries of tl 
G." society. As Burma is an 
governed country, and the S. P. 
English society, it is fitting that tl 
zation should prosecute mission 
Burma. The wonder is that the 
Baptists were allowed so many yei 
fifty) of unassisted toil in a British 

Next in Ihe order of time c 
American Methodists, whose 
Burma was commenced by Bis 
bum in 1879, among the English 
population of Rangoon, in pur 
the famous policy of the late Bif 
lor, to make Ihe English-speakin 
lions of the East a basis for si 
work among the non -christian 
The success of ihe Methodists 
church and school work in Burnt 
confined to a limited area, has 
noniennl. They have large and 
.schools for boys and girls, of high 
Rangoon city, and in Thandau 
station of the Toungoo district. 
their English Mission in Rangi 
has been commenced among the 
the Chinese and the Telugus ai 
(immigrants from South Indi 
stations have also been opene< 
Burmese in Pegu, Thongwa atii 

)[the baptist missionary magazine. 1 

Four mbaion families, two i 
aries UDmamed and eight women mission- 
aries, of whom three are on leave in Amer- 
ica, compose their mission staff at the pres- 
ent time. It is obvious that they intend to 
Wte an important share in the work of evan- 
geliziag Burma. The mission receives an- 
nual visitations from Bishop Robinson of 
^'cutta. This year in connection with 
ue jubilee of their work in India, besides 
Bishop Robinson, Bishops Thobum and 
Fitzgerald and Dr. Leonard, secrelaiy of 
the £oard of Foreign Missions of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, paid a visit 
'o ^Sunna, the last-named having been 
specially commissioned to inspect the 
n»w»ions of southeastern Asia, It is 
•^poTted that he was much impressed with 
tJ** -unequalled opportunities which offer 
oa ^very hand for extending the work. 
'K^e American Methodists bid fair, in a 
P'^^.ter degree than any other denomi- 
•>«tS<M, to march shoulder to shoulder with 
the American Baptists in the evangeliza- 
tiox*. of the Burmans of Burma. If there is 
f" impression among our Baptist churches 
"5 -America that our work in Burma, after 
"■■i^ty-four years of toil, is, or ought to be, 
^^jing its end, the enthusiasm of our 
M^«;thodist brethren over the discovery 
*•**».« the BurmanM of Burma still remain to 
■"^ «vangelized —the attention of IheBap- 
t'sts having been diverted to the illiterate 
Peoples, who have yielded such glorious 
'faults — may well tjuicken 
"aplist zeal lo give a larger 
atlention lo the 8,000.000 
Burmans. God called the Am- 
erican Baptists to the Bur- 
mans, and held them firmly 
<o that race from 1813 lo 1838, 
and then by uniuisUiknble pro- 
vidences called them to the 
Karens.andis now calling I hem 
to Ihe Muhsos of northeastern 
Burma, but we may be well 
assured that these subsequent 
calb were not and are not 
designed lo obscure the groat 
first call, to evangelize the 
Burmans, the dominant race 
of Burma. For were the 
illiterate races of Burma con- 
verted to a man, and the 

Burmans left unevangelized, we should still 
have to admit that since the Burmans are 
eight tenths of the population, Burma as a 
country would be slill unevangelized ! The 
undeniable and significant interest of 
other societies in the evangelizing of the 
Burmans is very suggestive, and American 
Baptists will do well to lake account of 
stock, and see to it that no man, and no 
society, " beguile them of their reward." 

The other societies at work in Burma 
must be dismissed with brief mention. 

Third in the list comes Ihe English 
Wesleyans, whose operations are confined 
to upper Burma. They have a high school 
in Mandalay, and also a leper retreat, 
which b nobly ministering to both bodies 
and souls of a large number of this afflicted 
class ; and mission slat ions have been 
opened by them at Fakokku, Kyaukse 
and Monywa, at each of which mission- 
aries are stationed. 

Number four comes the American 
Presbyterians, who have had for many 
years a flourishing mission among the 
Laos of northern Siam, and who are now 
ejtlending their work to the Shans of the 
Kengtung Province, as being a legitimate 
part of their long-worked field in northern 

The fifth lo be mentioned is the society 
of the Church of Christ, in America called 
" The Disciples," which is carrying on a 
mission among the Talains in Yeh, in the 


Tenasserim Province, about midway be- 
tween Moulmein and Tavoy. 

Then sixth come the Evangelical Luth- 
erans, a Grerman missionary society, whose 
labors are practically limited to the alien 
Tamil and Telugu population of Rangoon 
city. This work was started in Rangoon 
upwards of twenty years ago by a mission- 
aiy of that society, but latterly has been 
conducted by a highly educated ordained 
native pastor. 

Seventh, the Young Men's Christian 
Association has recently commenced a 
mission to the Burmese young men of the 
city of Rangoon. 

Last and least, the Seventh Day Ad- 
vent Baptists, whose coming to R«Jigoon 
is of very recent date, and whose principal 
work is not among non-christian popula- 
tions, but among the converts gather^ by 

other societies, with a view to the adoption 
by them of the Je?nsh Sabbath. This 
being their chief aim, perhaps they should 
not be counted in the list of evaDgelinng 

To all the above, so far as th^ are 
forces of evangelization, we can give a 
cordial welcome, coming as they do to 
make up our unintentional lack of service, 
and of Uie greater number of whom we can 
say, as did the damsel to Paul and Silas and 
Luke, ** These men are the servants of the 
most high Grod, which show unto us [the 
Burmans] the way of salvation." Though 
by their coming we are painfully reminded 
of our own shortcomings, we will endeavor 
to strengthen our own things that remain, 
and be ready to give a good account of our 
stewardship, when in 191S, the centenary of 
the Burma Mission shall lie celebrated! 




HAVE we everything, — rice, sugar, 
salt, cuny powder, tinned goods, 
kerchiefs, towels, etc.? We do 
not want to get two days* journey out and 
find we have forgotten something, so we 
have a list of necessary articles pasted in the 
top of a trunk and when all is ready we 
run over the list to see that nothing is 
omitted, from Pain Killer to socks. A 
map of the district must be taken, for the 
trip is planned beforehand. The many 
villages must be passed by, the few visited, 
and when one comes to a ten-foot brier 
wall, if it is not in the plan, one must set 
one's head high until one gets beyond the 
little world there inclosed, for only if provi- 
dentially led can one afford to stop. Where 
does this little road lead ? To a big viUage 
three miles off the road, but it is not in the 
plan so we must leave it for a future time, 
or, perhaps, never visit it, unless the Ameri- 
can churches wake up and send us reen- 


We reach the first stopping-place just as 
the sun begins to grow hot. Our curtains 
are put up in the zayat, beds, tables, chairs 
opened and aiTanged. Around us the 
greater part of the village is gathered, 
making audible conmients, for a mission- 
ary, especially when a wife and baby are 
with him, is to the jungle people what the 
circus is to the small boy at home. In the 
evening, at the house of the head-man or 
that of friends, the people assemble and 
the preachers speak to them, giving tracts 
to those who express a desire for them. 
At the close of the service, in answer to the 
question, " Who will begin tonight to wor- 
ship the true God ? " one man in the 
crowd says, ** Sir, I do not believe the 
Buddhist Scriptures, because they have 
no witnesses, but I would like to know 
more about the Bible." Ah, that is good 
testimonv. It shows that he has read our 
tracts and is willing to break with the past. 
The preacher rejoins, " Here is the best 



We will pve you only oae for we 
tv/ of this kind," and after telling 
ere to go for further light we arise, 
g, and return to the zayat, for often 
:er day posses with no response. 
jht eight responded with a request 
ptism and were baptized. Ilow 
ight us not merely to do but to 

destination is Mount Popa, whose 
peak is visible from Myingyan, 
48 miles away. It is the home of 
I most powerful nats of Burma, a 

and , 

some village and spent the 
One of these had been visited by 
fire, 127 out of 150 houses having burned, 
leaving nothing but ashes. We found the 
villagers living in a grove, and, thinking 
that the beat gospel we could give them 
would be a little assistance we subscribed 
three cart loads of bamboo, and the oil- 
well people, who live two miles away, 
joiaed in the benevolence. The value of 
a Burman village a litUe above the average 
size can be estimated when I tell you that 
the total loss was estimated at Ra. £,000, 
or 913 a house. 


• e,000 Photo by B. R. Vinton 


me to 
house put up by an English 
iriio. luckily for us, had been 
red. This is to be our reat- 
« for a number of weeks, for it is 
teaflon and ourouting. Ten villages 
in a radius of four miles and these 
cd by the preacher and missionary, 
Mit to one early in the morning and 
ig by noon, speaking in the different 
o. the people who might gather and 
ging tiie Christians. Three times 
household have gone, bag and 


must go down 
to open school. 
The way will be 
made easier, for the American oil drillers 
have offered to take us part way in a 
light buggy, accomplishing in a few hours 
what the bullock cart does in two days. 
Query: Why would not such a rig be 
a good thing for the missionary in our 
district? He could visit many towns in 
the ^'icinity of the mission without the labor 
of packing up for a jungle trip, and could 
save time and strength, making these avail- 
able for more important and more varied 





THE fronl door bell is unknown in 
Burma, even in the most pretentious 
bungalows, and the only way a 
visitor bos of announcing bis presence is 
by shouting "Boy!" at the top of bis 
lungs. The courteous Burman, however, 
considers this too strenuous a proceeding, 
and so, after he has slipped his feet from 
bis shoes at the bottom of the steps, be 
walks noiselessly across the veranda, and 
taking his seat just outside the door 
coughs genlly behind his hand. After a 
moment or two he coughs again, a. little 
louder t