THE KEC ORDER - 1895-1920
Toronto Bible College
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TORONTO, DECEMBER, 1902.
A\crnbcrs of Corporation'
Kkv. Ki.mukk Hauius, D.D., President,
Betheden, Walmer Koiul, Toroiitd.
Kkv. K. \\ Mackay, l).D.,"|
Toronto. \ Vice-Presidents.
.1. D. Xasmith, Toronto j
Jos. N. Shenstonk, Stfcceiarj/ rtJKZ Treasurer.
to W'alnior Koad, Toronto.
Rkv. \Vm. Stkwaht, D.D., Principal.
i;« St. Georf.'e St., Toronto.
James Acton, Toronto.
K. Hooper, M.D., Toronto.
K. KiLCJOUR, Toronto.
Tiios. A. Roi>GER, Hamilton
Elia.s Rogers, Toronto.
Br ANT FORD :
Rev. R. Wam.ack.
K. <i. Struthers.
K. M. Honso.N.
Rkv. Fred. E. Howitt.
B. \V. Robertson.
Rkv. G. J. Bishop.
St. Catharines .-
George \V. Hodgett.*;.
C. M. Copkland.
Thos. S. Coi.e.
Rev. T. C. DesBakres,
J. W. Fl.AVELr.K.
H. \V. Frost.
J. J. Garishore.
C. S. GzowsKi.
W. H. H(. WITT, M.I).
Rev. T. B. Hyde.
Rev. D. McTavisii,
Chester D. Masskv.
I G. B. Meadows.
R. J. MoNTGO.MERY.
Rkv. H. M. Parsons,
K M. Pratt.
, John Stark.
The names of other fricncis in important centres
are yet to lie added to the GiMicral Council.
iNsrRiTcroRs and LEcrrRERS for I90i-o:i.
Rev. \Vm. SiKWARr, D.D.
Rkv. Wm. MacWm.mam. LL.B.
Rev. Ei,.more Harris, D.D.
Rev. John McN'icui,, IM).
Rev Fred K. Howiit.M.A.
Rkv. R. p. MacKav, D.D.
Examiners fur 1!«il' o:i.
Ixkv. s D. Chown, D.D.
Rev. T. C. Dks Barres, .M.A
Rkv. T. B. Hyde.
Rev. H. M. Parsons, D.D.
Rev. H. p. Wei.ton.D.D.
.Miss Annie Burns, .48«f. Secretary and Librarian.
Our Dhskjn.— Tlie p:reat design of the
School is the tiaiiiiiig of consecpated men
and women for Christian service atliome
Contributions.— Any friends desiring
to have fellowship in the work may send
their contributions to the Treasurer, J.
N. Slienstone, Esq., 40 Walmer Road,
Toronto, or to any officer of the School.
The Ninth Session of the School opened
according to announcement on Tuesdaj',
September IHtli. Some of the .students
were late in entering, but the enrolment
at tlie end of the third week of November
is thirty-six in the Day Classes, and one
hundred and fifty-six in tlie Evening
Classes. Tlie work in the dilTi-rent
• lasses and departments has been going
on with much interest and success, and
our new comers as a whole give good
promise of usefulness in the service of
Christ. TluM-e is a spirit of earnest hope-
lulne.ss in both instructors and students.
Interest in Bible Study.
We rejoice in the increased interest in
Bible study which lias of late been mani-
fested. A knowledf^o of the Word of God
is the pjreat re luisite for growtli in grace,
and the best preparation for Christian
service. Hundred.s who have attended
our classes during; the i)ast eight years
have testified to the great blessing they
have received from a comprehensive and
practical study of the Bible.
But we would like to welcome many
more to the Bible Training School. An
earnest Christian must feel that it is both
a privilege and a duty to take advantage
of everj- opportunity of becoming more
useful in the world. If any one wishes
to be more efficient as a Sunday School
teacher or mission worker, or if any one
seeks to know the Bible better for per-
sonal profit, an earnest invitation is given
to attend our classes, either as a regular
or occasional student. Several very use-
ful courses of study are provided. The
forenoon classes may be attended for one
or two lectures each day, or for two or
three days in the week. The courses of
study in the evening classes are also open
to all. With the beginning of the year
we hope to have a number of new stu-
dents and visitors. " Come thou with us,
and we will do thee good" Dr. Stewart.
the Principal of the School, will be glac
to give all needed information and advice.
Reception to Mr. MeNicol.
On the kind invitation of Dr. and Mrs.
Harris, a large number of the friends of
the Training School, including former
and present students, assembled in the
Lecture Hall on Saturday evening, Octo-
ber ISth, for the purpose of welcoming
the new instructor, Rev. John McNicol,
B.D. President Harris presided, and in
introducing Mr. McNicol spoke of his
successful career as secretary in the Uni-
versity Y.M.C.A., as pastor and as Bible
teacher. Mr. McNicol responded, thank-
ing the faculty and students for their
cordial reception, and emphasizing the
value and importance of the work he had
undertaken. Brief addresses were de-
livered by Dr. Stewart, Dr. Hooper, Mr.
J. D. Nasmith and Rev. A.B. Winchester.
The last named l)ore strong testimony to
the value of the work done by the stu-
dents as evidenced by the examination
papers he had read last session. It was
stated that during the eight years the
School has been in operation nearly two
hundred young men and women have
gone forth to different kinds of Christian
.service, of whom fifty have become
On four successive Tuesday evenings
at the beginning of the session, Mr. James
H. McConkey, M.A., of Philadelphia,
author of " The Threefold Secret of the
Hol^"^ Spirit," gave a series of most help-
ful and suggestive studies on "The Life
of Prayer." While these w^ere largely
devotional and experimental in character,
they were based on an exact and careful
exposition of Scripture teaching. Several
visitors enjoyed the lectures, and we
trust the fruits will be seen in the case of
not a few in a life of closer fellowship
with God. Mr. McConkey, and his pub-
lisher, Mr. Kelker, have laid the School
under additional obligation by the gift
to the students of sixty copies of the little
book on the Holy Spirit.
Our friend, Rev. F. R. Hovvitt, M.A.,
of Hamilton, has begun his course of
Friday lectures on "'The Types and Sym-
bols of Holy Scripture." We have no
doubt that these will prove as instructive
and valuable as his former studies were.
A course of lectures on Missions will be
given during the term beginning January,
1908. by Rev. R. P. MacKay, D.D.
Death of Rev. T. C. Hood.
During tlie first session of the Training
School, one of the students in attendance
was Mr. T. C. Hood, then an under-
graduate of Toronto University. He
afterwards pursued a course of study in
Knox College, and was sent out in 1899
as missionary to China, under the Pres-
byterian Board. The sad intelligence
has been received of his death from
cholera on Sept. 18th. Mr. Hood went
sufel}' throiitjli tlie perils of tlie Boxit
movement, rt'nuiiiiiii(< at the coast stuily-
iuR the liiii>;uH)j;e, wutoliinp developineuts
uiul prepariuK for entrunce. So soon as
tlie way opened he was one of the lirst
to return. His letter to Rev. Dr. Mac-
Kay tells of his Christian devotion, and
seems almost prophetic in regard to him-
self. He wrote as follows :
"Are there those hesitatint; to offer
themselves for the work 'till thinj;s be-
come more settled?' Are there Chris-
tians withholding; their <^'\its ' till China
is more safe and less likel}' to destroy life
and property y' Why not be brave and
break tlie box of ointment? What
though it should turn out to be but an
anointing for the burial? There will be
those who ask, ' To what purpose is this
waste ! ' But, never mind, it shall be told
for a memorial. Offer now for service.
Give now for the work, for what is done
for China must be done in faith."
Gone to China.
Mr. W. J. Hauna and Miss Roxie
Wood, both graduates of the School,
have gone forth as missionaries under
the auspices of the China Inland Mission.
Mr. Hanna left Toronto on October 28th,
and Miss Wood on November 11th. They
have been held in high esteem by their
instructors and fellow students, and are
now followed by the best wishes and fer-
vent pra^'ers of many friends. Both gave
appropriate farewell addresses at our
Tuesdaj' devotional service.
Address on Peru.
A very interesting and instructive ad-
dress on " Mission W^ork among the
Indians of Peru" was given to the stu-
dents in October by Mr. John L. Jarrett,
of the Regions Beyond Missionary Union.
Mr. .Jarrett gave a graphic account of
the serious difficulties he had to encounter
in getting a foothold in the cit}' of Cuzco,
and showed how God had overruled all
opposition, and was now opening doors
for the Gospel in every direction in the
land of the Incas.
with us at the Bible Training Scliool.
Their names in English are, B. C. Sircar,
Israel D. Uass and D. Solomon. The
first is a Bengali, and the others are
Telugus. They have an excellent know-
ledge of Englisli, and have either matri-
culated or prepared for matriculation in
the Universiti' of Calcutta. They give
promise of being good students, and we
trust that they will be fitted for great
usefulness among their own jieople.
The medical lectures of the session were
resumed in October. Every Tuesday af-
ternoon at 4 o'clock, Dr. Hooper lectures
to ladies ; on Wednesday at the same
hour Dr. Bowie lectures on anatomy,
and on Frida}' Dr. Porter lectures on the
practice of medicine. Each class is well
attended, and much interest is manifested.
A class for Bible study has been organ-
ized in Parkdale, and meets every Mon-
daj' evening under the leadership of Dr.
Harris. It is interdenominational in
character, and is quite largely attended,
the fine lecture room of the Methodist
cliurch being filled with interested stu-
dents. Dr. Harris has also been giving
useful Bible studies at the Provincial
Sabbath School Association, and at sev-
eral county Associations.
Students from Burmah.
Three students have come from Ran-
goon, Burmah, to take a course of study
Thk next public meeting will be held
on Thursday evening, Dec. 4th, when the
following students will take part : —
blisses Campbell, Holmes. Martin ;
Messrs. Hellyer, McCulloch, and Sircar.
All friends of the School are cordially
A MOST interesting letter has been re-
ceived from .Mr. A. F. Taylor, of the class
of 1898, who, along with Mr, Charles H.
Robinson, another of our students, is
no .v actively engaged in pioneer work at
Patagi, Nigeria, West Africa, under the
auspices of the Africa Industrial Mission.
He reports that the Lord has wonderfully
opened up the way before them, and that
the outlook is full of promise.
Our Financial Support.
We are very thankful to say that
through the aboundinj; j;race of God W(!
have been enabled to close each financial
year with all liabilities met, and a small
balance on the right side. It may be
well to remind our friends that this ses-
sion, with the appointment of a new
instructor, there is necessarily' an in-
creased expenditures Our tiust is tlu t
He who has graciously provided for is
in the past will move the hearts of H s
people to supply the means that arc ri-
quired for the days to come.
Visitors are always welcome to an
of our classes.
A SPECIAL written examination on
Bible Doctrines was held on Mondav,
Tub written examinations for the pre-
sent term are to be held from Dec. 15tli
to •22nd inclusive.
The work of the new term will begin,
D.V.,on Monday, Jan. 5th, 1903, when
all students are expected to be in attend-
Our students this term are assisting n
thirteen different missions in the city,
more than half of whicli are interdenon-
Dr. Harris lias just returned from a
week's visit to Boston, where he was
lecturing for the Gordon Missionary
The following are the subjects assigned
for the Essays of the present term : —
Inspiration, the Miracles of our Lord,
Salvation, Faith in Christ.
For several weeks tliis summer M!ss
M. F. Langton and Mr. J. K. McCormick
rendered etlicient service as colporteurs
of the Upi)er Canada Tract Society.
Mr. Peter .Iamieson, one of o'lr
Evening Class students, is now doing
good work as Secretary of the Jun'Dr
Department of the Y.M.C.A , Hamilton.
Miss Alice R. Hitchon. who rendered
most efficient service in conducting t!ie
English studies in the School for three
years, has been asked to engage in city
mission work in Buffalo.
During his recent visit to England, Dr.
Stewart went to Stonebroom, near Alfre-
ton, to lectuie for Mr. Chas. G. Smith,
one of our graduates, who lias a promis-
ing j)astorate there, and is held in high
The student volunteers have organized
for the session, with Mr. .1. K. McCormick
as President, and Miss M. F. Langton as
Secretary. The prayer-meeting is well
attended, and Miss Langton has charge
of the mission study class.
On the first day of the se.'-sion we were
cheered with a telegram from our former
student, Mr. H. M. Gilchrist, Secretary
of the Y.M.C.A., Stratford, which read
as follows : — " Convey heartiest greetings
to School ; read '2 Tim. 2 : 15."
Since the session opened we have heard
with much thankfulne.ss of abundant
blessing attending the labors of three of
our former students : ]\Iiss A. Bertha
Mossip, who is conducting evangelisti<-
services among the Methodist churches
in the London district; Mr. E. Larke,
who is laboring among the Congrega-
tional churches of North Dakota, and
Mr. j. W. Salton, who has a Baptist
pastorate in Kingsey Falls, Que.
Receipts for General Fund.
The following amounts have been re-
ceived from April 27th to Nov. I3th, 1902 :
.... 10 OO
. .. 2 00
.... 1.5 (XI
<» 7.1 (Ml
... 3 00
. . 10 00
•JO. . . .
. . . -'^ 00
ToUl §1.2.32 (III
Joseph N. Shenstone, Treas.