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THE KECORDEH -' 1895-1920 
Toronto Bible College 



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Price, Five cents per annum. 

Vol. IV.] 


[Nos. 3 and 4. 




Sept. 13. 1898. 
100 College St. 





Elmohk H.\in!is, B.A., President, 

Betheden, Waliner Read, Toronto. 

Kkv. R. V. Mackay.B.A., "| 

Ti)n>nto J- Vice-Presidents. 

J. D. Xasmitii, Toronto, j 
Tiios. A. Rour.KR, Secretary. 

2.'. Wood Street, Toronto. 
JOSEI'U N. SiiEXSToxK, Treasurer, 

lii Walmer Road, Toronto. 
Rr.v. Wm. Stkwaut, D.D.. Principal, 

700 Spadina Avenue, Toronto. 
Jamks Acton, Toronto. 
Rev. E. Hooi'ER, M.D., Toronto. 
Ei.iAS RoiiKRS. Toronto. 
A. Sami'Son, Toronto. 


JruGE Ardaoh, B.uiio. .1. Mackay, Toronto. 
Rev.O.J.BiSHoi'.Toronto.W. E. H. Massev, 
J. R. Cavers, Gait. Toronto. 

THI..S. S. Cor.E, Toronto. Ruv. D. D.Sc, 
<"'. Cook, Brantford. ToroTito. 

liEV. T. C. 1>ES Bakres, G. B. Meahows, Toronto. 

M.A.Toronto.R. J. MoN rc;(iMEKY, 
S. C. DtniCAN-Ci.ARK, Toronto. 

Toronto. .JoHX N< i urn w.v Y.Toronto. 
J. \V.FLAVELLE,Toronto.Rev. H M. Tarsoxs. D.D., 
('<¥.•>. Fo.STER, Brantford. Toronto. 

\l. W. Frost, Toronto. John Penman, Paris. 
,1.. I. Gartshore, Toronto. E. J. Reyxom>h, Brock- 
C'.S.G/o^vsK I.. Jr.. Toronto. villi-. 

Geo. HAfilTE, Montreal. B. W. RoiiERTSoN, Kinjr- 
Proe. F. T. Harrison, ston. 

Ph. I).. London. R. S. SCHEI.T., Brantford. 
R. M. MonsoN, Toronto. Key. D. Siexckr. LL.D , 
Georue W. HoncETTS, Brantford. 

St, Catharines. .loHX Stark, Toronto. 
Rev. Frku. E. Howrrr, Rev. R. Wai.i.ace. 

Hamilton. Belleville. 

Rev. T. B. Hyi>e. Toronto Rev. Thus. WarI'Rope 

R. Kii.coiR, Toronto. D.U., Guelph] 

The name' of other friend-* in imiiortant centres are 

yet to l»e added to the General Council. 


Rev. \Vm. Stewart, U.D. 
Rev. \Vm. MacWii.i.iam. I.L.H. 
Rev. El. More Harris, B A. 
Rev. W. .1. Eri.max, DP. 

Rev. T. B. Hype. 
Rev. H. M. Parsons, D.D. 
Rev. W. \V. Weeks. 
Rev. H. p. Welton, D.D. 

Examiners for is!»v;i8. 

Rey. G. J. Bisiior. 

Rev. T. C. Des Barbes, M.A. 

Rev. T. B. Hyi.e. 

Rev. D. McTavish, D.Sc. 

K'EV. W. W. Weeks. 

Our Dksign — Tlie «2;reat design of the 
School is tlie training of consecrated men 
and women for Christian service at liome 
and abroad. 

No Debt. — In carrying on the School, 
the Otticers and Council desire not to in- 
'"•'r any debt. They look to the Lord for 

the nnceS.i.ii >' JUean.i, as P^-- 'iT.-iy jjii. ■ 

into tiie hearts of His people to give their 
freewill offerings. 

•CoN'TRliUTrio.vs. — Any friend.-^ desiring 
to have fellowship in the work, may send 
their contributions to the Treasurer, IG 
Walmer Road. Toronto, or to the Secre- 
tarv. 'l-i Wood St.. Toronto. 

The New Buiidingr. 
The erection of the now building un 
College St. is going forward quite sat- 
isfacti^ril3\ The main walls of the chief 
hall are completed, and if the other con- 
tractors make equal progress with the 
Danc.y liros., there can be no doubt that 
the building will be ready by the first of 
September. Special prayers have been 
offered that it raaj* Ite erected witliout 
any injury to life or limb. 


Fourth Annual Meeting. 

The foiirtli aiuuuil incftiiifx of the 
Toronto Bihlc Trainine: School was ht'l<l 
ill tlio Walmcr IJoad Chiircli on Fii<hiy. 
April '2ftth. In tlie afU'rnoon the incin- 
bcrs of the General Council met to 
receive reports of tlie Principal, Secretary 
anil Buihiinp; Committee, all of which 
were of a most encouiap;inK character. 
In the evenine; a larjjely attench'd public; 
meeting was held in the lecture-room of 
the church. ^lany ministers of the 
Gospel and other prominent Christian 
workers of the city were present. 
Devotional exercises were conducted hy 
Rev. Drs. Parsons and Tovell, after 
which President Harris p:ave an interest- 
inp: summary of the work and progress 
of the school. Five representatives of 
the graduating classes gave addresses, 
as follows : Miss H. E. Copeland,on "In 
the Secret Place " ; Mr. James Currie, on 
" The Word and the Worker " ; Miss M. 
J. Hancock, on " The Promised Crowns"; 
Mr. .lames Des^on, on " Be ye Separate," 
and Miss E. Y. Sams, on "The Jews." 
Diplomas were then presented to the 
following eleven graduates, who have 
com|deted the two-years' course of study 
and passed satisfactory examinations 
tliereon : Misses Brimstin, Coi)e]and, 
Hancock, Lea|ier, Mair and Wiggins; 
also Messrs. Currie, Desson, Garrett, 
Lawrence and Pirie. (Mr. E. Larke has 
since passed a supplemental examinii- 
'.loii, tviiu nl"'» obtained a diploma.) Cer- 
tificates were given to the following eight 
members of the Evening Classes, who 
have pursued the three-years' course -of 
study and passed the required examina- 
tions : Mrs. Gray, and Misses Beare, 
Mitchell, McConnell, Rider, Sams, Rf. 
Smith, and Mr. C. G. Smith. Rev. Dr. 
Stewart, ]irincipal of the school, gave 
parting words of counsel to the gradu- 
ates, and impressive addresses on the im- 
portance and work of the school were 
rltlivered by Judge Ardagli, of Barrie, 
and Rev. Robert Walhue, of Belleville. 
The Rev. R. P. Mackay and Mr. J. D. 
Nasmith, Vice-Presidents of the scliool, 
conveyed to the Trustees, Pastor, and 
Officers of the Walmer Road Church, the 
warmest thanks of the Council, for the 
free use of the rooms of the church by 

the School during the past four years. 
Pastor Weeks responded, and this most 
interesting and profitable meeting was 
closed with ])rayer by Rev. Dr. McTavish. 

Fourth Annual Report. 

The following is the report presented 
by the Principal to the General Council 
at the recent annual meeting : 

By the good hand of our God upon us, 

another j-ear of progress and prosperity 

has been vouchsafed to the Toronto Bible 

Training School. ri 


The total enrolment of students in the 
Day Classes has been 42, of whom 23 are 
young men and 19 young women. In 
the Evening Classes the enrolment has 
been 12fi, of whom 36 are young men and 
90 young women. In addition to these 
there have been not a few occasional 
AMsitors, especially at some of the evening 
classes; while several of our former 
graduates have attended certain courses 
of lectures. It is safe to saj- that over 
200 in all have availed themselves of the 
privileges of the School during the ses- 
sion. It maj^ be interesting to note that 
among these have been four young men 
whose mother-tongue was not English, 
two being Syrians, one a Japanese, and 
one a German Jew. As usual all the 
evangelical denominations have been 


The regular instructors have been Mr. 
Harris, Mr. MacWilliam, and mj'Self. 
It is a matter of devout thankfulness that 
the health of our President has been so 
fully restored that he was able to give 
three lectures regularly' every week, from 
the beginning to the end of the session. 
His subjects were: — "Exposition of the 
Epistle to the Hebrews," and a couise of 
lectures on "The Tabernacle." The 
latter attracted many interested visitors 
to the Thursday evening classes. 

My own work during the session has 
been chiefly along the following four 
lines of study : First, there has been a 
class engaged in a careful examination 
of New Testament outlines, including the 
contents and purpose of each of the books. 
All the students were members of this 
class which continued throughout the 



session. Anotliev cluss also composed of 
all the students was eiiKiiped in the care- 
ful inductive study of Scripture doctrines 
the Bible alone being our text-book. A 
third class has been made up of the second 
year's students, wlio received instruction 
in the principles of Bible Interpretation, 
and gave attention to a somewhat care- 
ful exposition of tlie chief Messianic pas- 
sages from Genesis to Malaclii. My 
fourtli class lias consisted of the young 
men of the School, who have had special 
training and drill in the preparation of 
gospel addresses. In addition to these 
classes regularly conducted, all the 
students have handed to me essays on 
prescribed subjects each term, and these, 

ianity." Much encouragement had been 
given by the interest and attention of the 
students. In closing his report Mr. 
MacWilliam refers again to his great 
satisfaction and thankfulness in being 
permitted to take part in the work of the 
Training School, and adds: "Through 
the goodness of God— though living so 
far from tlie School — I have not been 
hindered from l)eing present even for one 
day or hour through the session. While 
I have had much delight in seeing in the 
students evidence of increase in know- 
ledge and intellectual activitj", it affords 
me far more pleasure to report that, as 
far as I could judge, there has been no 
falling off in the sjn' ritual tone of the 



correction, are 

after examination and 
read before the School. 

Mr. MacWilliam has submitted an in- 
teresting report of the work of his classes- 
Aft^r referring to a small class in English 
which met two mornings in the week, 
and to two classes in New Testament 
Greek, meeting three times in the week, 
he gives in some detail the work of his 
three chief classes in " Bible Readings." 
in "Study of the Gospels," and in 
" Evidences." In the first subject all the 
young ladies formed tlie class ; in the 
second the students of the first year ; and 
in the third, all the students had lectures, 
first on " Natural Theology,'' and then 
moi-e fiillv on the " Evidences of 

School. I do feel that H.' who has bei n 
so mindful of us in previous years is with 
us still. It is my most earnest and con- 
stant supitlication that the School may 
be evermore a place where the Master 
Himself will daily gather us around His 
foet, to hear His own voice, and fill us 
with His own mind and siiirit." 

In the evening cla.sses four courses of 
lectures have been delivered weekly : — 
One by Mr. Harris on "The Epistle to 
the Hebrews" and " Tlie Tabernaclt-." 
one by Mr. MacWilliam, on " Insjiiration 
and Bible Ditficulties," and two by my- 
self, on " Bil>le Doctrinns '" and on "Old 
Tescament Studies." 



In tnUlition to ro^iular oral cxaiiiiua- 
tioiis in most of the olassses, written ex- 
aminations have been hehl botli terms on 
all the chief suhjec^t^s of stmly, and tlie 
results as a whole have been ([uite satis- 
factory. A minimum of r»0 per cent, is 
reiiuiretl to pass in these examinations. 
They are obligatory on the day students, 
and in the evening classes 40 wrote on 
the different subjects. Onlj- a small 
nuinber (from I to 5 in any si;bject) failed 
to pass ; and the examiners to whom tJie 
papers were submitted, speak in terms of 
satisfaction regarding the thoroughness 
of the work tjiat has been done. I may 
add here that the instructors are united 
in tlieir desire to maintain, and even 
raise the standard required for receiving 
either the Certificate or Diploma of the 


The special lecturers during the session 
have been Mr. Henry Varley, the well- 
known Evangelist, who delivered the 
|)ublic opening lecture of the session, on 
the " Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures," 
and also gave a course of Bible Readings 
on "Our Lord's Service to Peter " ; Rev. 
T. B. Hyde, whose subject by special 
re<iuest was ''The Per.son and Work of 
the Holy Spirit"; Rev. H. P. Welton, 
I). D., whose theme was the " Origin and 
Development of the Church"; Rev. W. 
W. Weeks, who lectured on the "Prepara- 
tion and Delivery of Sermons " ; Rev. H. 
M. Parsons, D.D., wTio gave an exposi- 
tion on the Book of Zechariah ; and Rev. 
W. J. Erdman, D.D., whose subject to 
the day classes was the "Christology of 
John.'' and to the evening classes the 
'• Kpistle to the Ephesians." Thanks are 
due to all these brethren for their able, 
helpful, and greatly ai)preciated services. 

The School has also been favored with 
a valuable course of lectures by our 
Secretary, Mr. Rodger, on Practical 
Christian Work ; with a Bible Reading 
by Major D. W. Whittle ; and with 
missionary addresses from Rev. R. \'. 
Bingham, late of Central Africa, Mr. 
Milvillijp, of Jamaica, and Rev. Norman 
H. Russell, now home on furlough from 


Thf devotional .service overv Tne.sda v 

forenoon has continued to be a season of 
rich blessing. The gi-acious presence of 
the Holy Spirit has been often realized; 
there has been much freedom in j)rayer, 
praise and testimony ; and .answers to 
si)eciiil reijuests for prayer, both for in- 
dividuals and for the practical work of 
the students, have been gratefully ac- 
knowledged. Not a few of our former 
students, now in different parts of the 
world, refer in their letters to this service 
in which they still have fellowship with 
us " around one common mercy-seat.'' 

The missionarj^ spirit continues to be 
very manifest. The Volunteer Band of the 
School numl)ers 15 members — 25 young- 
women and 20 young men. Several have 
been pursuing courses of missionary 
.study in private classes, and have thus 
been gaining a better acquantance with 
different fields of labor, and a more vivid 
conception of the needs of the unevan- 
gelized millions. Regular prayer-meet- 
ings have been held each J'hursday morn- 
ing by the members of the Band; and 
several missionary programmes have 
been given by them in the different 
churches of the city. 

It may be added in this connection 
that our President, Secretary, and five of 
the students attended the great Conven- 
tion of Student Volunteers, in Cleveland, 
and brought back some of the insi)iration 
of that wopderful gathering. 

It may also be noted here that one of 
our former students has fallen at his 
as a foreign mi.ssionary, the first of our 
number to be called away from active 
service. Jacob S. Toole, after a year and 
a half in the Mombasa region of British 
East Africa, succumJied to tlie deadly 
infiuence of the climate, and now " rests 
from his labors." 


With this session closes our occupancy 
of the lecture-rooms of the Walmer Road 
Churclj. \Vith a liberality which cannot 
be too highly commended, they haveV)een 
freely placed at the disposal of the School. 
Not only has no charge been made for 
rent, but the exjjcnses of heating and 
lighting have been put at a very moderate 
figure. The best thanks of all connected 
with the School are due to the i)astor. 



trustees nml officers of the Clmrc-li, for 
tlie use of the premises during tlio past 
four sessions, and for the sympathy with 
our work which luiseverheen niiinifested. 
Whih; the work of tlie Scliool will he 
develo|)ed in many ways in a huildinp; of 
our own, yet many of our first studt-nts 
in different parts of the world will look 
liack to Walmer Road lecture-room as 
having: heen to them hoth a place of hles- 
siuf:; and a house of God. 


With profound thankfulness to our 
Heavenly Father, some of the results al- 
ready accomplished bj- the School may 
here be recorded. Already nearly sixty 
of our students have ^one forth, or are 
just going to deiinite fields of labors. 
This is in addition to the large numbers 
who are engaged in Sundaj-Schools, 
missions and other Ijranches of Church 
work in their own localities. Twenty- 
four have gone to the foreign field ; six 
have entered the Christian ^ninistrj' in 
Canada and the United States; five are 
working among the aborigines of our 
own Dominion ; two became secretaries 
of Y.M.C. Associations ; one is instructor 
in a missionai'y college; one has charge 
of the Nursing-at-Home Mission : an- 
other labors among the deaf mutes ; 
another teaches in the Y. W. C. Guild ; 
another instructs the suffering ones in 
tiie Sick Children's Hospital ; another is 
missionary among the lumbermen of the 
north, md is supported by tlie W. C. T. 
Union ; and still another is conducting a 
large training class in Biblical instruc- 
tion in Kenfrew, Out. Four others have 
recently offered their services for the 
foreign field, two of whom have just re- 
ceived their api^ointment ; while three of 
the young men who will get their di- 
plomas to-night are going immediately 
to mission fields in Ontario and Mani- 
toba. For these evidences of the far- 
reaching influence of the School, all the 
praise must be given to Qim whose we 
are and whom we sei've. 

I cannot close the Report without re- 
ferring to the unbroken harmony which 
has prevailed in the meetings of the Ex- 
ecutive Council, now the Corporation, to 
the unity of spirit and which 

has inspired the ofiicers and instructors, 
and to the Christian fellowsiiip which 
has been ever maintained among the 
students. Not a few consecrated young 
men and women have been sent to our 
classes, and their devotion to stuily and 
zeal in Christian service have l)een in 
ever\' way commendable. Surely there 
can be no grander work than that of 
training these young minds in the 
knowledge of God's Word and ability to 
use it, so that in the power of the Holy 
Spirit, they may go forth to active ser- 
vice, either at home or abroad, to win 
souls to the Saviour. 

Should we be permitted to enter our 
new building in September, new duties 
and responsiltilities will be laid upon us. 
The central location will bring an in- 
crease of students, while the arrangement 
and equipment of the new edifice, coupled 
with the fact tliat it will be available 
every evening, will admit of a consider- 
able addition to tlie number of classes 
and the work of instruction. The question 
of a short summer session is also one that 
will require very careful consideration. 
In all the further developments of the 
work, however, our confidence is that He 
who has so graciouslj' guided and blessed 
the Toronto Bible Training Scliool in the 
past, will still give the wisdom that is 
l)rolitable to direct, and lead us by a 
right way to all the service He requires 
at our hands. So to Him we again com- 
mend our beloved institution, with the 
prayer that its fruits may go on ripening 
and gathering until the great harvest 

Secretary's Report. 
TiiK report of the Secretary, which wo 
are imable to give in full, owing to his 
absence from the city, showed that his 
s.Mvices to the School during the year 
had been both useful and successful. He 
has been able to interest many new 
friends in tlie work andaiuisof theh^chool, 
and has had several opportunities in 
public gatherings of giving information 
i-egarding it. His lectures to the students 
on practical work, and especially on "How 
to use the Word"' in dealing with differ- 
ent classes, were very helpful, an<l his 
oversight of the students in their mission 


work ill the city, has been attended with 
excellent results. During; May, Mr. 
UodRor lias been employed in ev»np;elistie 
services at eertaiii places between Toi onto 
and Montreal, and on this tour he has 
also presented the interests and claims of 
the School. 

Examination Papers. 

The following,' are three of the examin- 
ation papers on ;which students wrote 
last term. The one on ' ' The Tabernacle " 
was prepared by Mr. Harris ; that on 
" Cliristian Evidences " by Mr. Mac- 
William, and that on " Bible Doctrines " 
by Dr. Stewart. These jiapers will give 
our readers, and especially intending 
students, some idea of the nature and 
scope of the instruction given in the dif- 
ferent classes. 

The Tabernacle. 

1. Give Old and New Testament pas- 

sages, showing the typical charac- 
ter of the Tabernacle. 

2. State the actual order in the ar- 

rangement of the vessels of the 
Tabernacle, and explain the order 
in Ex. 25 to 30. 

3. Descvil>e and give the spiritual 

significance of the " Brazen Altar." 

4. What was the typical teaching of 

tlie "Laver?" Give proofs from 

5. Give the uses of the "Candlestick," 

with spiritual meaning. 

6. Enumerate the i>er.sons who could, 

and those who could not eat the 

7. Explain fully the significance of the 

■'Censer" and "Incense" when in 
the Holiest, and when found on the 
" Gobh'n Altar." 

8. What position did tlie '" Ark"occupy 

when Israel was on the march ? 
Note the exceptions and give 
reasons for them. 

9. Give theconttmtsof the " Ark"botfi 

Irt'fore and after its entrimce into 
the Tem|ile. Stiite in a word the 
meaning of these contents, 
lo. Give fully the spiritual teaching of 
the "Veil" with scriptural refer- 

Ckristian Evir»E\cKs. 

1. {a) Describe some of the different 
elements of which historiad evi- 
dence consists. 
(/>) Why is the evidence for Christian- 
itv called moral evidence? 

2. How would you reply to those who 
say that the miracles of the Bible 
may have been wrought by know- 
ledge of occult forces of nature? 

•S. Point out distinguishing features 
between the miracles of Scripture 
and spuiious miracles, in the 
Apocryphal Gospels and Romish 

4. Answer the objection that interfer- 

ence ])y miracles with the laws of 
nature would imply a defect in the 
works of God. 

5. Briefly state and reply to Hume's 

argument against miracles. 
G. Mention some peculiar features in 
the Gospels which furnish vinde- 
signed confirmation of the miracles 
there recorded. 

7 Discuss any one of the three theories 

(Fraud, Visions, Swoon,) by which 
unbelievers account for the faith 
in the Resurrection of our Lord. 

8 {a) Give some predictions of our Loi-d 

in the Gospels. 
(/>) Answer the assertion that the 
Scripture prophecies were written 
after the events occurred. 
f>. Point out some additional confirm- 
ation of the testimon}^ to tlie resur- 
rection of our Saviour. 

8®* Answer any six of these nine 

ScuiPTiTRE Doctrines. 

1. Show that the title, "Son of Man," 

is a Messianic name, and bring out 
its full meaning. 

2. Sfcite five other names and titles of 

our Saviour^ and give their exact 
;-i. Write a note on Gen. 1:1, showing: 
what it teaches about God, and 
what systems of error it opposes. 

4. Explain what is meant by the state- 

ment. Gen. 1:27, "God created 
man in his own image." 

5. Give the meaning of Providence, and 

show its relation to Creation . 
0. What are some of the chief Scriiiture 

teachings on the names, character 

and ministry of angels? 
7. State what names are applied to 

Satan, in Scripture, and show his 

methods of working. 
.S. Define sin, and give the exact mean- 
ing of the different New Testament 

words used to de-scribe it. 
fi. Write a note on the j>enalty of sin, 

as set forth in Gen. 2 : 17, last 

K). Exi)lain what is meant by the extent 

of sin, giving your view of "total 



Doctrinal Basis. 

Tlio foUowiii;; is tlic (luttriiiiil liasis of 
tlie Hihle Tiainiiif^ Scliool as I'lnboflied 
ill the Articles of liu-oipoiatioii. The 
Si-liool is (Vaii'^eliriii in its iliaractiT, 
and tlio instnictioii iinpaitcd will be in 
accordance with thf followinf? doctrine s : 

1. The Divine Authority and plenary In- 

spiration of tlie whole Canonical 
Scriptures Jis orit;inallv Kiveii. 2 
Tim. 8: 1(M7; 2 Peter 1: 21. 

2. The Doctrine of the Trinity. 2 Cor. 

18: 14; Matt. 28: 19. 

;>. The Fall of Man and his consequent 
Moral Depravity and Need of Regen- 
(Mation. Rom. 5 : 12 ; 3 : 10. 

I. Tlie Atonement through the Substitu- 
tionary death of Christ. Mark 10: 
45; 1 Peter 8: 18. 

■). The Doctrine of Justification bv Faith. 
Rom. 3 : 2 l-2(i ; Acts 13 : 89. 

li. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit. 
1 Peter 1 : 28-25; James 1 : 18 ; John 
1 : 12-18 ; John 3 : 6. 

7. The Doctrine of Sanctification. Heb. 

12 : 14 ; 1 Peter 1:2; John 17 : 17. 

8. The Second Coming of Christ and the 

Resurrection of the Dead. 1 Thess. 
4: 16-17; Acts 24 : 15. 
;i. The Eternal Blessedness of the Saved 
and the Everlasting Punishment of 
the Lost. Matt. 25:40. 

Volunteer Band. 

Tlie oflicers of the Student Volunteer 
r>and of the School are: — President. H. 
Lawrence; Vice-President, Miss L. Pat- 
terson ; Coi'responding Secretary, Miss 
II. Copeland ; Recording Seci-etary, A. 
Taylor; Treasurer, John Pirie. Miss 
C. Smith and Miss J. Wigg are the Com- 
mittee of Management for the summer 
months, and Miss K. Richards will attend 

to the correspondenco. Meetinjis will bo 
held during vacation in one of the rooniR 
of the Central Y.M.C.A. building, on the 
first Tuesday of each month. 

New Evening Classes. 

Arrangements are being completed for 
a considerable exU-nsion of the work in 
the Evejiing classes. In our ntw laiild- 
ing it is expi'cted thiit Monday and Fri- 
day, as well as Tuesibiy and Tliuisday 
evenings, can be given to the work of in- 
struction. A class for training in the 
prepaiation of Bibh' Readings and Gospel 
Addresses, a class for Sunday School 
workers, and a class for the studj- of New 
Testanunt Greek are contemplated. 
New subjects will also be juesented in 
certain parts of our former course of 
study, so that those who have ahead}' 
completed their three yeais with us, can 
make selections for a good " post-grad- 
uate course." Full particulars will be 
announced in our forthcoming catalogue. 

Location of Students. 

Several of the students of last session 
have already entered on fields of labor as 
follows : — Mr. James Currie has returned 
to his work in East and West r)ro, Mr. 
James Desson has gone to Leith and 
Davwood, Mr. John Pirie to (^u'Appelle, 
N.W.T., andMr. Albert Taylor has taken 
charge of the Caroline St. Mission, Ham- 
ilton, conducted by the Y.W.C. A. of that 
city. Miss Mair will again have charge 
of the summer hospital on Burlington 
Beach, Miss Wiggins has l)een accepted 
as a missionary by the Women's Board 
of the Methodist Church, and Misses 
Brimstin and Pattersoji have offered their 
services to the China Inland Mission. 
Other students have fields of labor in 
view. We shall follow them all with 
our sympathy and prayers. 


Treasurer's Report.— General Fund. 
.Tos. N. SitKNSTOXi:, Tueas., in dccoi/ni iritli Toronto Biiu,k Thainin(» Scuoi^L 

for the !/r(tr i/id/ni/ April Hit, 1898. 
Receipts : 

Balance on hand at last report ?3<J RS 

Received from Sale of Furniture 40 95 ' 

M u Gifts - 2,375 25 

" •• Fees: Day Classes - - - |15 CO 

Evening Classes - - - K'5 00 

150 (K» 

— $2,002 KS 

DisnrKSEMENT.s : 

Paid Salaries — Principal, Teacher and Secretary 
" Lecturer. Dr. W. .1. Erdman . - - - 
" for Hall, last Annual Meeting . - - 
" for Li-bt and Heat— .?100.00; Caretaker— .«;75.0U - 
" for Printing, .\dvertising and Newspapers 
" for Postage - -- 

Total Disbursements 

Balance on hand 


]?0 00 

75 00 

15 (X) 

175 00 

1.% Ot 

36 75 






835 09 


Students' Furnishing Fund. 

The mcnihc'is of tlie Duy aii«l Eveniiif; 
Classes, having of their own accord 
afrreed to make an effort to furnish tlie 
Liljrary Room of tlie new Itiiihlinfj;, liave 
tlirouj;;)! a Committee of their number, 
issued a circular to present and former 
students, p:ivinp: them tlie '" opportunity 
to unite in fellowship with them, and 
thus express their appreciation of the 
benetit and blessing they have derived 
through the instrumentality of the 
School." The circular states that " large 
amounts are not expected, and, indeed, 
few may be able to give more than one 
dollar; but if present iind former stu- 
dents generally unite in the effort, and 
contribute even less, the object desired 
will be accomplislu'd." The students 
have Ijeen asked to forward their contri- 
butions, however small, to Dr. Stewart, 
7(>'> Spadina Ave., Toronto, at once, so 
that the fund ma\' close on Aug. 1. when 
it will be lianded over to the Furnishing 
Committee appointed by the Council. 

Already several very gratifying re- 
sponses, accompanied bj' the kindest 
words, have been made to this circular. 
A full statement about this fund will be 
given in next issue of the Recorder. 

Receipts for Current Expenses. 

The following are the amounts received 
from March 1st to 30th, 1898: 

No. .^7 - 

s'250 00 

No. fin 

5 00 

No. 58 - 

40 00 

No. (5(1 

50 00 

No. 59 - 

100 00 

No. 67 

100 00 

No. nil - 

10 00 

No. 68 

25 00 

No. Gl - 

2(10 00 

No. ()9 

25 00 

No. 62 - 

20 0') 

No. 70 

50 00 

No. r,3 - 

5 00 

No. 71 

75 00 

No.dJ - 

50 00 


- SI. 005 00 



- S1H70 25 


....52.S75 25 

Receipts. Building Fund. 
The following payments have been re- 
ceived since last report 

No. 51 
No. 52 

No. 5a 

No. 5t 
No. 55 
No. 56 
No. 57 
No. 58 
No. 50 
No. 60 
No. 61 
No. 62 

860 00 

10 00 

5 00 

20(j 00 

15 00 

H 50 

1 (0 

2 OO 

1 (0 

2 00 

1 fX) 

2 00 

No. 6;J 
No. 64 
No. 65 
No. 66 
No. 67 
No. 68 
No. 69 
No. 70 
No. 71 
No. 72 
No. 7:{ 
No. 71 

Previoaslj' acknowledged 

$ OfjO 50 
1,505 10 

Total - $2. 465 fw) 

.JOSFM'II X SMIi.\.STONK., Tmifl. 


The fifth session of the Training School 
will, D.V., be opened in the new building 
on Tuesday^ Sept. 13th, 1898, at 10 a.m. 

It is expected that the corner-stone of 
the new buildiiig will be laid with appio- 
priate exercises on the afteiiioon of Satur- 
day, June 4tli. 

Mis« M. G. Mitchell, who has been 
successfully conducting a training class 
for I)iblc instruction, in Renfrew, Ont., 
has formed an additional class in Pem- 
broke, Ont. 

Students coming from a distance will 
be directed to comfortable Christian 
homes, convenient to our new building on 
College Street, where board can be ob- 
tained at about $3 jier week. 

Rev. T. C. DesBakres, M.A., a friend 
of the School from its commencement, 
and at present one of our Examiners, has 
kindlj' consented to become a member of 
our General Council. 

The Principal will furnish forms of 
application to all young men and women 
who desire to become members of the 
Day Classes, and will gladly answer in- 
quiries about any department of the 

The Fourth Annual Catalogue of the 
Scliool will be published early in July, 
with full announcements of Board of 
Incorporation, General Council, Instruc- 
tors. Lecturers, lists of students, courses 
of study, and all other information re- 

Mr. Wm. Fergu.SON, our fust Secre- 
tary, is much encouraged in his work in 
connection with tlie Christian Colportage 
Association of England. A Training 
Home for Colport:;urs is beingestnl dished, 
in which he finds his former ex]ierience 
with us of much help to him. 

It is proposed to hold a Summer School 
for Biljle Study for about three weeks in 
July, 1899. Well known and competent 
Lecturers will be present, and several 
University students and past'^rs have 
already expressed their puri)Ose t^ attend. 
All I)il)Ic students will lie eordiallv wel- 

We have learned with thankfulness of 
special Idessing attending the labors of 
several of our former students. Among 
these are Mr. C. E. Burrell.of Westport, 
Dnt. ; Messrs. Robertson and Valiant, of 
North Dakota ; Mr. L. N. Sirrell, of Mid- 
land, Ont. ; Mr. .Toliii S. Lcckie. mission- 
ary ti the lumbermen of Afuskoka, and 
Mr. T. G. R. Brownlow. who lias been 
laboring as an evangelist in Western