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School and Offices: 110 College St.. Toronto. 



RECORDER. 



PRICE : 6 CENTS PER ANNUM. 



Vol. v.] 



TORONTO, JUNE, 1899. 



[Nos. 3 .^ 4. 



f^cnjbers of Corporation. 



Rkv. Ei.mokk Harkis, D.I)., President, 

Betheden, Walmcr Raad, Toronto. 
liv.y. R. P. Mackay, B.A.,") 

Toronto. y Vice-Presidents. 

J. D. Nasmith, Toronto. J 
Jos. S . fiiiESSTCfSK, Secretary and Treasurer, 

It; W'almer Road, Toronto. 
Rkv. Wm. Stkwart, D.D., Principal, 

'oe> Spudina Avenue, Toronto. 
•Jamks ACToy, Toronto. 
H. Houi'EH, M.D., Toronto. 
Klias Rogebs, Toronto. 
A. SAMi'e^r.T Toronto. 



General Council. 



Bar RIB : 
JrixiE Akua(;ii. 

Brampton .■ 
Rev. G. .J. Bishop. 

Brantford : 
C. Cook. 
Gko. Fostkr. 
r. s. sciiki.i.. 
Rkv. D. SiKNCKR, LL.D. 

Belleville .■ 
Rev. R. Wallace. 

Brock viLLE .- 
E. J. Rkyxolus. 

QALT: 

J. R. Cavers. 

GUELPH .- 

I'l V. T. Wakdkoi'e. D.D. 

HAMILTON : 

K'lv. Fred. E. Howitt. 

Kingston .■ 
H W. Robertson. 

Montreal .- 
■. Hague. 



LONDON : 

Prop. F. T. Harrison. 
Ph.D. 
Paris .■ 
John Pksman. 

St. Catharines .- 
George W. Hodgetts. 

Toronto : 
Thos. S. Cole. 
Rev. T. C. Des Barres, 
M.A. 

S. C. Dn^CAX-CLARK. 

J. \V. Flavklle. 
H. NV. Frost. 
J. J. Gartshore. 
C. S. GzoWSKI. 
R. M. Hoiisox. 
Rev. T. B. Hyde. 
K. KiLcoiR. 
J. -Mackay. 

\V. E. H. .MAS.SET. 

Rev. n. McTavish, D.Sc. 
G. B. Mkauows. 
R. J. Montgomery. 
Rev. H M. Parsons. D.D. 
John stark. 



Instructors and Lecturers for 18W-99. 
Rev. Wm. Stewart, D.D. 
Rev. Wm. MacWii.liam. LL.B. 
Rkv. Elmore Harris, D.D. 
Mr. Chester Fkrrier. 
Mh. H. W. Frost. 
Rev. D. McTavish. D.Sc. 

Rkv. W. (i. MooUKHKAD. D.D. 

.Mr Tiios. A. Rod<;er. 

E.XAMINERS FOR l«98-99. 

Rkv. S. D. Chows, D.D. 
Rkv. T. C. Dks Barrks, .M.A. 
Rkv. T. B. Hyi.k. 
Rkv. H. M. Parsons, D.D. 
Rkv. W. W. Weeks. 



1 lie iiame.'i of other friend." in imi>ortant centres are 
t to be added to the General Council. 



Our Design.— The Rieat design of tli- 
School is the training of consecrateil im :, 
and women for Christian service at honi. 
and abroad. 

CONTKiHUTiON.'*.— Any friends desiring 
to have fellowship in the work may send 
their contrihutions to the Treasurer IH 
Walmer Road, Toronto, or to any otHcer 
of the School. 

Our Annual Reports. 

The attention of our readers is specially 
directed to the Annual Reports published 
in this double number of the Recorhek 
They are of a most encouraging character, 
and show steady growth both in the num- 
ber of students and the work accomplished 
The two reports of the Treasurer are par 
ticularly gratifying — the Building Fund 
having sufficed to meet the entire cost of 
erecting and furnishing the new edifice, and 
the General Fund having an increas.^ of 
receipts over previous years. Anew we 
raise our Ebenezer. 



THE RECORDER. 



Fifth Annual Meeting. 

The closing; exercises of tlie fifth session 
of the Toronto Bible Training; School 
occurreil on Friday, April 28th. In the 
afternoon the Hoard of Incorporation and 
General Council held their fifth annual 
meeting:, when the reports of the Principal 
and Treasurer were presented. These 
were of a most encouraging character, 
and called forth confjjratulatorj' remarks 
from several members. At the evening 
meeting the Assembly Hall of the new 
building was crowded with friends of the 
School, interested in the graduating ex- 
ercises. The devotional service was con- 
ducted by Revs. Dr. Parsons and W. W. 
Weeks, and President Harris gave a brief 
summary of the work of the session. 
Interesting and helpful addresses were 
given by four members of the graduating 
classes— Mr. H. W. Barker speaking on 
"The Healthy Christian "; Miss Lucj^ 
Patterson, on " The Great Commission ' ; 
Mr. Wm. J. Hanna, on " Soul Winning" ; 
and Miss Christina Smith, on "Christ 
our Mediator." Diplomas were then 
presented to the following ten graduates 
who have completed the two years' course 
of study and successfully passed the 
required examinations : — ^Irs. Baillie, 
Misses Challener, Hill. Patterson, Sher- 
lo.-k, Smith; Messrs. Hanna, Mackintosh, 
Marshall and Taylor. Certificates were 
also given to the following three students 
who have pursued the three years' course 
of study in the Evening Classes or its 
equivalent, and passed successful examin- 
ations : — Misses E. Menge, A. Moyer, and 
Mr. H. W. Barker. The Principal, Dr. 
Stewart, gave some parting words of 
counsel lo the graduates, after which very 
effective addresses on the necessity, im- 
portance and work of the School were 
delivered by Messrs. Acton and Sampson, 
members of the Board. Mr. Sampson 
made the good suggestion that Christian 
j'oung ladies who had completed their 
studies at .school or College, might very 
profitably take a further course of study 
at the Bible Training School. The Rev. 
Dj'son Hague. M. A., professor in Wycliffe 
College, sent a note regretting that he was 
unable to be present as he had expected. 
The meeting was one of the l)est ever 
held in connection with the School. 



Fifth Annual Report 

Presented bj' the Principal to the 
Members of Corporation and General 
Council, April 28th, 1899. 

In presenting the fifih annual report of 
the Toronto Bible Training School, it is 
most meet that, first of all, devout grati- 
tude be expressed to Almighty God for 
the abundant success with which the 
work has again been crowned. By the 
liberalitj' of Christian friends our new 
and beautiful building has been erected 
free from debt ; it has been found admii- 
ably adapted for its purpose ; and during 
the session there has been a noteworthy 
increase both in the number of students 
and in the woik of instruction. 

ENROLMENT. 

The enrolment of students in the Day 
Classes has been sixty-five, of whom 
thirty-one are young men and thirty-four 
young women. In the Evening Classes 
the enrolment has been 205, of whom 
sixty-six are young men and 139 young 
women. The total for the session is thus 
271), and in addition to these there have 
been occasional visitors at some of the 
courses of lectures. Among the students 
thirteen different denominations liave 
been represented, all of which adopt in 
the main the doctrinal basis of the ScKool. 

WORK OF THE DAY CLASSES. 

The regular lecturers in the Day Classes 
have again been Mr. Harris, Mr. Mac- 
William and mj-^self. Our President has 
given two courses each week, one on the 
Gospel of John, and one on the Holy 
Spirit. My own work has been along the 
following lines of study : Old Testament 
Outlines, including a somewliat careful 
examination of the purpose and contents 
of each book ; Scrijjture Doctrines with 
the Bible itself as the text-book ; Exposi- 
tion of Paul's discourses as recorded in 
the Acts of the Apostles, and of the 
Pastoral Epistles ; and Preparation of 
Gospel Addresses. The students have 
also handed to me essays on jnescribed 
subjects each term, and these after exam- 
ination and correction have been read 
before the School. Mr. MacWilliam has 
given a course of lectures on Inspiration 
and the Canon, and also on Scripture 



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Typology, Archieology and Geography. 
Another course of instruction has Ijeen 
given by him to tirst-year stuileiits on 
larp:e portions of the synoptic Uospels 
inchiding all of the parables. He has had 
a third class of lady students, who received 
training in the preparation of (Jospel 
Addresses. He has also conducted as 
formerly the early morning classes in 
English Grammar and Greek New Testa- 
ment. 

During the first term of the session, on 
certain Fridays, our late Secretary, Mr. 
T. A. Rodger, gave instructive addresses 
on practical Christian work. 

WORK OF THE EVENING CLASSES. 

The regular Tuesday and Thursday 
Evening Classes have been conducted as 
in previous sessions, Mr. Harris lecturing 
on the Gospel of John and the Hoh' 
Spirit, Mr. MacWilliam on Christian 
Evidences, and myself ou Bible Doctrines. 
Two other evenings have been devoted 
this session to additional studies. On 
Monday evening there have been two 
small classes, one in New Testament 
Greek, by Mr. MacWilliam, and the 
other in the preparation of Gospel 
Addresses, by myself. On Friday even- 
ing, I have conducted a class for the studj- 
ot th<? Sundaj- School lesson, at which for 
about three months, Mr. Chester Ferrier 
kindly assisted by giving lectures on the 
" Principles of Teaching." The atten- 
dance at this last class has not been 
maintained with the regularity that is 
necessary to continued interest and suc- 
cessful study. 

For the first time in the history of the 
School an Instructor in Vocal Music was 
provided. Mr. T. C. Jeffers conducted a 
class once a week for three or four 
months, but the students did not gen- 
erally show sutficient appreciation of the 
really good training which he gave them, 
and the class was discontinued. 

VISITING LECTURERS. 
The first of the visiting lecturers for 
the session was Rev. Dr Moorehead, of 
Xenia, Ohio, who delivered the opening 
lecture of the new building. Monday, Oct. 
3rd, 1898, on "God's Estimate of His 
Word." He remained nearly two weeks, 



giving a course of lectures to the Day 
Classes on the Epistle to the Romans, 
and also lecturing to the Evening Classes 
on the books of Job and Ecclesiastes. 
The next lecturer was Rev. Dr. McTavish, 
of this city, who gave a cour.so of ten 
lectures on the "Life and Work of Paul," 
as gathered from his Epistles. A third 
series of five lectures on " The Land and 
the Book" was given by Rev. Dr. J. L. 
Campbell, of New York city, who lately 
returned from a tour through Egypt and 
Palestine. Mr. H. W. Frost, of the 
China Inland Mission, was the next of 
the visiting lecturers, and favored the 
School with six addresses on " The Great 
Commission." While the Principal of 
the School was temporarily laid aside 
from his duties by la grippe. Rev. W. W. 
Weeks gave two Bible readings to the 
students. The best thanks of the School 
are due to all these brethren for their able, 
valuable, and much appreciated services. 

EXAMINERS. 

Four out of the five Examiners for the 
j'ear have had the papers of the students 
submitted to them. Very much to the 
regret of the Instructors, Rev. Dr. 
Parsons, a firm friend and heljter of the 
School from its commencement, was 
unable through illness to do the work of 
an Examiner. Rev. Dr. McTavish set 
the paper on his own course of lectures, 
and he reports as follows : — 

" The examination I consider on the 
whole most satisfactory. Onlj- five of all 
who wrote are under the mark (50 per 
cent.), and even these show some acquain- 
tance with the subject. Six papers 
marked ninety and over I consider full 
papers. Fifteen which have seventy or 
over are very good. Five which have 
fifty or over are quite satisfactory. 
When I consider the hurried way in 
which tlie lectures were given, I regard 
the results as most creditable to the 
students." 

The Rev. Dr Chown, who examined 
two sets of papers sends the following 
letter : 

" I have just completed the examination 
of the papers submitted to me bj* 3'ou on 
' Inspiration ' and ' Bible Doctrines.' The 
students one and all reveal a reverential 
spirit, and show that they have applied 
themselves conscientiously to their tasks. 
While all have passed, indications are 



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not wantinp: of a great variety of insiftht 
and coinprelipiision of the subjects. The 
papers set iiulicate that a verj- thorough 
work is beini; done in the Institution ; 
quite as tliorouj^h as tlie previous equip- 
ment of the students will permit." 

Tlie Rev. T. B. Hyde reports :— 
" The papers sent me for examination 
on the course of lectures deliveied by Mr. 
Hairis. on tlie Gospel of John, were on 
the whole verj' satisfactory. With a few 
exceptions they showed a clear and full 
comprehension of the subject." 

The Rev. T. C. Des Barres sends the 
followinji; letter : — 

" I have gone carefully over the papers, 
and with but two or three exceptions I am 
much pleased with them. The great 
majority of the papers have received 
about fifty marks, which I consider a 
good showing upon such an important 
theme as the Holy Spirit. Some of them 
are jiarticularlj- excellent, being clear and 
giving evidence of a perfect understand- 
ing of the subject." 

The Rev. "VV. W. Weeks examined the 
papers of two classes, and has written as 
follows : — 

" 1 have read the papers you sent me on 
' Bible Doctrines,' and am much pleased 
with the work done by the students. 
Their statements of doctrine are clear and 
concise, and show an intimate acquain- 
tance with the whole subject. The ex- 
tensive and accurate quotations of Scrip- 
ture made, 1 understand, from memory, 
give evidence of great familiarity with 
the Woid of C4od, and ability rightly to 
divide it." 

PRACTICAL WOUK. 

The students have, as a rule, been reg- 
ularly engaged in Sunday School and 
Mission work. During the session there 
have also been numerous calls for their 
services in giving missionary addresses 
and Bible readings at Young Peoi)le's 
meetings. These labors have been quite 
acceptable, and, in .several instances, di- 
rect blessing has followed. 

DEVOTIONAL SPIRIT. 

The devotional service every Tuesday 
forenoon is an essential part of the work 
of the School. Instructors and students 
then meet together "at one common 
merc3--seat." Not a few who have for- 
merly been with us in the Classes, and 
are now in different i)art8 of the world, 
unite their prayers with ours for richer 



and fuller blessing. It has been our con- 
stant aim and desire that the " hour of 
prayer," with its petitions and interces- 
sions, its words of Christian testimony 
and exhortation, may continue to be one 
of the most potent and valuable of the 
influences exerted by the Bible Training 
School. 

MISSIONARY SPIRIT. 

The missionary spirit is still strong in 
the School. During the session there 
have been thirty -eight students in attend- 
ance who are members of the Volunteer 
Band. Eighteen new names were added 
to the membership roll. A meeting for 
definite prayer has been held each week. 
An interesting and profitable study class 
has also met weekly, vising the S.V. text- 
book on China. 

LIBRARY AND READING-ROOM. 

Since we entered the new building, our 
little library has been increased four-fold. 
The members of the staff, and several 
other friends of the School, presented about 
250 volumes, and as manj^ more, largely 
of the best missionary character, were 
bought and given to us. These have been 
carefulh' catalogued and arranged, and 
have proved of great value to instructors 
and students. In all, there are jno . 
nearly 700 volumes — a good beginning, 
destined, we trust, to have a lai-ge increase 
in the near future. By the kind liberality 
of another friend, the reading-room is 
well sujiplied with religious papers and 
magazines. 

SOME RESULTS. 

Not in the spirit of boasting, but of 
humble thankfulness, we may refer to 
some of the results whi h have been ac- 
complished during the five years the 
School has been in operation. ]\lore than 
sixty have gone forth to definite fields of 
labor. This is in addition to the large 
numbers who are engaged in Sunday 
Schools, Missions, and other branches of 
Church work in their own localities. 
Twenty-seven have gone to the foreign 
Held ; ten have entered the Christian min- 
istry in Canada and the United States; 
seven are working among the Aborigines 
of our own Dominion ; two became Secre- 
taries of Y.M.C. Associations; three are 



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evangelists ; two are specially engaged in 
Bible instruction ; one has charge of the 
Nursing-at-Home Mission ; unotlier labors 
among the deaf mutes; another teaches 
in the Y.W.C. Guild; another instructs 
the suffering ones in the Sick Ciiililren's 
Hospital ; another is missionary' among 
the lumbermen of the north, supported by 
the W.C.T. Union; and several others 
are employed as Pastor's Assistants, Bible 
women, and in other departments of 
Christian and philanthropic work. Mis- 
sionaries have gone from the School to 
China. India, Japan, Jamaica, £ast Africa 
and Central Africa, 

CONCLUDING REMARK.S, 

It maj' be necessary to repeat in closing 
that the School is not intended to be a 
rival to any theological seminary ; nor is 
it a new missionary and evangelistic 
agency. It seeks to be the handmaid of 
all evangelical churches and missionary 
societies, in supplying them with Ciiris- 
tian workers who have received a sj'stem- 
atic training in the knowledge and prac- 
tical use of the English Bible. No sec- 
tarian or merely denominational tenets are 
taught or discussed in the Classes, and 
yet al' have been ''one in Christ Jesus," 
and have worked together in the utmost 
harmony. Most sincerely do I share the 
conviction of my esteemed fellow-worker, 
Mr. MacWilliam, that "our School is 
Still a place where the good Spirit of God 
has been pleased to make His abode, and 
where He has been drawing both instruc- 
tors and students to the blessed feet of 
the Divine Master that we might learn of 
Him." Maj- His blessing so rest on all 
the work of the Bible Training School 
that, as the j-ears go bj', a succession of 
consecrated workers shall be sent forth 
imbued with love for souls, and ever real- 
izing the presence and power of the Holy 
Spirit in their life and service. 



"NVe trust that friends who receive this 
number of the Recorder will bring the 
work of the School to the notice of others, 
especially of young men and women who 
give promise of usefulne.ss in Christian 
service. 



Examination Papers. 

We again itubli.sh two of the examina- 
tion pa|K'rs on which the students of the 
Day Classes wrote last session. One of 
them was prepareil by Dr. Stewart for 
the class in 

Bible Doctrines. 

1. Write a note on the human nature 

of Clirist, showing in what respectB 
He is one with us. 

2. Explain Phil. 2 : d-S. 

3. In what ways did Jesus show Him- 

self to be holy during His earthly 
life, and what witnesses testified to 
His freedom from all sin ? 
i. Give proofs and evidences of Christ's 
love for souls. 

5. State five great truths that are estab- 

lished by the Resurrection of our 
Saviour, 

6. Specifj' the nature and (jualities of 

the Christian's calling, and the 
blessings he is invited to enjoy. 

7. Define regeneration and conversion, 

and point out clearly the relation 
between them. 

8. Distinguish accurately between jus- 

tification and sanctification. 

9. Enumerate the chief marks and 

privileges of the children of God. 
10. In what will the glorification of tlie 
Christian consist before and after 
the resurrection of the body V 

The other paper was prepared by Mr. 
MacWilliam for his course of lectures on 

Inspiration. 

1. {a) Define Inspiration, Revelation, Il- 

lumination. 
(//) Distinguish clearly between In- 
spiration and Illumination, and give 
Scripture instances of each of them 
without the other. 

2. Specify what is included in the theor}- 

of Plenary, V^erbal Inspiration, 
taught in the School, and also some 
tilings not necessarily involved in 
tlie theory, though often charged 
against it. 

3. Give an account of the two forms of 

the theory of Partuit Inspiration, 
and state objections to the same. 

4. Give from both the Old and New 

Testaments a few select claims to 
Inspiration made by the writers 
themselves. 

5. State, in brief detail, what can be 

established as to the Inspiration of 
God's Word from the teaching of 
our Lord Himself. 

6. How do tho:?e who deny the plenary 



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inspiration of Scripture set aside 
the Saviour's teaching on the sub- 
ject, and how would you reply to 
their assertions ? 

7. Give a number of internal evidences 

of the Divine orij^in and inspiration 
of Holy Scripture. 

8. What answers would you give to those 

who object to the plenarj' inspira- 



tion of the Bible on account of 
alleged discre])ancies V 

9. What objections have been brought 
against Bible inspiration on moral 
grounds ? Make some general reply 
to these. 

^^ Take any eight of the above nine 
questions. 



LIST OF STUDENTS. 

The following are the students enrolled in the Day Classes for the Session just 
closed : 



Gentlemen : 



NV. Eiipene Beardsley, Spencerport, N.Y. 

E. L. IJreretoii, U.D.S., Schomberg. 

Joliii Brown, Toronto. 

C. W. Busby, Toronto 

.Alexander Chisholm, Toronto Junction. 

Ht-nry ('rickin^rton, Toronto. 

Koliert H Cunniii^rliam, l're.ston. 

John M. Dickgioii, Hol.stein. 

Geor^'c F. I)oiiprla,'», East Templeton, Que. 

Jame-s E. Duflf, .Missionary from Cliiua. 

\Vm. C Frank, Bowinanville. 

Svlvester Fretz, Vineland. 

Hugh D. Gardner, Toronto. 

W.M.Gaudin, Heathcote. 

Win. J. Hanna. Toronto. 

flerbt-rt E. Hunt, Carlisle. 



\V. A Hunter, Toronto. 

Wni. J. Kirby, Jr., Toronto. 

Joliii Linden. Toronto. 

W. H. L. Marsliall, Toronto. 

John Meikle, .Mis.sionary from China. 

James T. McLean, Gait. 

Robert A. IMiair, Swansea. 

Alfred (J. Heynolds, Moose Jaw, N.W.T. 

J. T. Richardson, Toronto. 

VVni. F. Roadhouse, Berlin. 

S. G. Smith, Toronto. 

Albert F. Taylor, Heachville. 

John W Wilkin, Harriston. 

Harold Wilkins, Toronto. 

James D. Wilson, Princeton . 



Mi.ss 



Mrs. 

Miss 



Annie Baker, Toronto. 
Laura G. lieecroft, Toronto. 
Gertrude Bellsmith, Ent^land. 
l..lzzic Bowles, Toronto. 
Eliza Challener, Toronto. 
Efflc [). DufTett. Adolphustown. 
Alice A. Fer^ruson, Evcrskjy. 
Margaret D. Fisher, Toronto. 
Lizzie Graydon, Toronto. 
W. X. Greene, Newbury, N. Y. 
Annie Hewitt, Strwtsville. 
Rose H. Hill, Brantford. 
J*",va HooiN-r. Toronto. 
Mary E. .Jack. Toronto. 
Bessie KlipiMTt, Batteau. 
Kate Leslie, .\(ontreal, Q. 
Theresa Linton, Aurora. • 



Ladies ; 



Mi.ss 
Mrs. 
Miss 



Mrs. 
Miss 
Mrs. 
Miss 
Mrs. 
Mi.ss 
Mrs. 
Mi.«s 



Annie Little, Toronto. 

.Marling, Missionary from Africa. 

Ada Moyer, Vineland, 

Annie B. Palmer, Newmarket. 

Lucy Patterson, Toronto 

Katie E. Richards, Toronto. 

Mary E. Bundle, Toronto. 

Rutherford, Toronto. 

M. J. Sherlock, Toronto. 

Simons, Toronto. 

Christina Smith. New York City. 

Sullivan. Toronto. 

Minnie Thomson, Leith. 

Wallace, Toronto. 

Afinnie L. Whitelock. Toronto. 

Ethel M. Whitney, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

Fanny C. Withers, Toronto. 



Evening Classes. 

The enrolment of students in the I-^vening Classes was 205. We have not room 
for the entire list, but give only the names of those who have passed one or more of 
the written examinations. 



W. Ale.\ander. 

Miss K. \j. Asson. 

F. R. Au^tf•n. 

H. W. Barker. 

F. Bi-ttle. 

Howarfl Brechin. 

H. Brvce. 

.Miss A. E. Cullen. 

J. (.Dill. 

,M1.H» R. D. Fisher. 

" M. F. Fraser. 

" L. Fuller. 



Miss J. F. Hall. 

" B. I lines. 
F. Inrig. 
F. H. Jacobs. 
Miss J. B. Jame.s. 
P. Jameson. 
Mi.ss L. M. Jones. 

" H. Krauth. 

" J. Laing. 

" E. Lamb. 
C. W. Leigh. 
Miss L. Luke. 



Miss M. II. M.icBeth. 
C. .Mackintosh. 
Miss B. MeConnell. 
C. McQuesten. 
M. Mci-adden. 
Miss M. Maley. 

•' E. Menge. 
W. Moody. 
Miss L. .Moyer. 

" L. Rankin. 

" E.C.Richardson. 

" E. Ror>er. 



Miss B. Ross. 
W. N. Scott. 
Mis-s A. .Simpson. 

" C. G. Smith. 

" Miriam Smith. 

" G. Somervllle. 

" S. Vance. 

" J. Weston. 

" F. B. Whitelock. 

" C. B. Workman. 



Post Graduate Students. 



The following students have pursued additional studies since receiving their 
Diplomas and Certificates : 



H. Boce. 
.Mrs. Gray. 
MLss MeConnell. 



Mi.ss M. G. Mitchell. 
Miss M. Smith. 
C. 0. Smith. 



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Treasurer's Report. 

Our Troasuier, Mr. Shenstone, presented a detailed and carefully preparetl report 
of the receipts and disbursements on account of the Building Fund, a summary of 
which we subjoin : 

BUILDING FUND. 
Rkckipts : 

From Gifts, - - §17,858 30 

" Collection at Opening, ... - - (57 25 

II Interest, -..-...- 4 51 

$17,930 06 

Disbursements : 

On Building, including Contractors' Accounts, Architect's 

Fees, Hot Air Furnaces, Electric Fixtures, etc. , - $17,298 70 

On Furnishings, including Chairs, Desks, etc., - - 631 36 

$17,930 J)6 

In all, 118 persons had subscribed to this Fund, exclusive of some who had made 
special donations, and of fifty-three who had given contributions to the Students' 
Furnishing Fund. 

GENERAL FUND. 
The report of the General Fund showed the following : 

RiiCEiPTS : 

Balance on hand, .---.--- $35 09 

Gifts, - - - 3,218 70 

Incidental Fees, - - -83 00 

Rent of Residence, 9000 

Collections, - - 69 70 

S3,69fi 49 

ExPKvniTURE : 

Paid Principal, Secretary, Instructors, Lecturers, etc.. 

eight in all, ..-...- $-'.17823 

M Ground Rent, ..-.-- 140 00 

II Caretakers, - 143 50 

" Insurances, 70 12 

" Lighting, Heating, Telephone, - - - - 282 21 
11 Printing Recorders, Annual Report, Advertising, 

etc., KW 67 

" Secretary's Expenses, .... - 85 30 

'I Postage, 35 25 

., Caligraph, -------- 100 «X) 

II Sundry Expenses, 61 51 

83,5<>4 81 



Balance on hand, . . - $131 68 



Both accounts had been examined, compared with the vouchers, and certified as 
correct bj' the auditor, Mr. J. 0. Anderson. 

Mr. Shenstone further reported that though he had a balance on hand, there 
were outstanding liabilities of nearly double the amount. He also estimated the 
requirements of the next four months at about .$I,2(X), and of the next year at $3,9<n). 
The number of subscribers to the General Fund had doubled during the year, Mr, 
Shenstone's reports called forth warm congratulations from several members of the 
Council. 



THE RECORDER. 



Bible Conferences. 

Two of the Bible Conferences have been 
held, one at Berlin and the other at Brant- 
ford. Both were largely attended, and 
very deep interest was manifested in the 
exposition of God's Word. The brethren 
who nave addresses were Drs. Harris, 
MtTavish, Stewart, and Messrs. Frost 
and Rodger. The Conferences yet to be 
held are at Stratford, June 5th to 9th ; 
Peterboro'. June 12th to 16th, and London, 
June 19th to 22nd. 



Summer Bible School. 
A large attendance is already assured 
for the summer session for Bible study to 
be held in the Training School from July 
iJrd to 13th. In addition to our regular 
staff, lectures will be delivered by the 
Principals of Knox and Wjxliffe Colleges, 
bj' Professors frum Victoria and McMas- 
ter Universities, by Drs. Erdman and 
Moorehead from the United States, and 
by other weU-known Bible teachers. A 
marked feature of the session will be a 
series of studies on the work of the Holy 
Spirit and the culture of the Spiritual Life. 
Friends who desire programmes of the 
subjects, or any further information re- 
garding this Summer Bible School, may 
addre.ss Rev. Dr. Stewart, 706 Spadina 
Ave., Toronto. 



Notes. 

The .sixth session of the Bible Training 
School will open, D.V., on Tuesday, Sept. 
12, 1899, at 10 a.m. 

The new Catalogue and Announce- 
ment will be published early in July, 
Meanwhile the i)resent number of the 
Recorukk gives full information about 
the work and progress of the School. 

McM.xsTER University, at its late 
Convocation, conferred the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity on our President. 
Those who know him best believe that 
the honor has been most worthily be- 
stowed. 

We learn that several of our students 
are conducting week evening classes for 
Bible study. It is truly gratifying to the 
instructors to know that those whom 
they have taught become in turn teachers 
of others, 2 Tivi. 2 : 2. 



The Principal will be glad to hear from 
those who desire to enter the School next 
session. He will answer inquiries, and 
also furnish the necessp y forms of ap- 
plication to any who wish to become 
members of the Day Classes. 

Mr. a. F. Taylor has returned to the 
field of labor he occupied last summer 
in the Caroline St. Mission of Hamilton, 
and Mr. J, W. Wilkin has passed the pre- 
liminary examination required of proba- 
tioners for the Methodist Ministry. 

At the recent meeting of the Board of 
Incoi'poration and General Council, Mr. 
Slienstone, our faithful Treasui-er from 
the beginning, was asked to act also as 
Secretary of the Board. Mr. Shenstone, 
although a very busy man, has kindly 
consented to take the office. 

There are no fees for tuition in the 
School. A charge of .$2.00 per session 
for incidental expenses, and an outlay of 
from S3. 00 to $5.00 for books are the only 
necessary expenses in addition to board. 
This can be obtained at about $3.00 per 
week in comfortable Christian homes, 
convenient to the School. 

Mrs. Watson, one of our first grad- 
uates, has entered on her duties as a Bible 
woman in connection with the Mission 
Union of this city, and Miss Christina 
Smith, of the last graduating class, has 
gone to New York to be pastoi's at distant 
to Rev. Richard Hartley of the Hope 
Church. 

Five out of the ten students who re- 
ceived the diploma of the School at the 
recent annual meeting are ready to go to 
the foreign field. ^liss Brimstin, a grad- 
uate of last year, expects shortlj^ to sail 
for China under the auspices of th*^ 
Women's ^lissionary Scociety of the 
Methodist Church. 



Receipts for General Fund. 

The following are the amounts received 
from March 1st to May 1st, 1899 : 



Xo 


109 


.«20 m 


No 121 


$2.50 00 


No. 


no 


."id 0(1 


No. 122 


5 OO 


No. 


111 


1(1 00 


No. 12.3 


1 00 


No. 


112 


10(1 00 


No. 124 


5 00 


No. 


11.3 


Kk) 00 


No. 12.5 - 


10 00 


No 


114 


10 (Xt 


No. 12« 


100 00 


No. 
No. 
No 


115 
110 
117 


2 .V) 

2 .10 

10 (ifl 


No. 127 


25 00 




SS13 (K) 


No, 


IIH 


2 00 


Previonsly 
acknowleaged, 




N... 


11!> 


10 00 


2,405 70 


No 


120 


100 (JO 











Joseph N 


Total, 


83,218 70 




SHEN.STONE, 


Treas. 



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