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THE KECORDEh - 1895-1920
Toronto Bible College
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TORONTO, JUNE, 1902.
[NOS. ?i AND 4.
A^crpbcrs of Corporation.
Rkv. Elmurk FiARRis, D.D.. President,
Betheden. \V aimer Read, Toronto.
Kkv. R. p. Mackay, D.D.,1
Toronto. V Vice-Presidents.
J. D. Xasmith, Toronto. J
Jos. N. Shenstoxk, Secretary a nrf Treasurer,
Hi Walnier Road, Toronto.
Rkv. \Vm. Stewart, D.D., Principal.
1.J8 St. George St., Toronto.
James Acton, Toronto.
E. HoopKR, M.D., Toronto.
R. KiLGorR, Toronto.
Thus. a. Rodger, Hamilton
Elias Rogers, Toronto.
instrictors and lecturers for 1901-(li.
Rev. Wm. Stewart, D.D.
Rev. \V.m. MacWili.iam, LL.B.
Rev. Elmore Harris, D.D.
Rev T. H. Hvi>e.
Rev. a. B. Winchester.
E.XAMINERS KoR 1'.N)1-ol'.
Rev. S. D. Cuown. D.D.
Rev. T. C. Des Barres, M.A.
Rev. T. B. Hvi.e.
Rev. H. M. Paks.ins, D.D.
Rev. H. 1'. Wei. TON, D.D.
Miss Annie Bl'RNS, Asst. Secretary and Librarinn.
R. S. schell.
St. Catharines .•
George W. Hodgetts
Rev. R. Wallace.
Thos. S. Colk.
Brock viLLE .-
Rev. T. C. Des Barres
E. J. Reynolds.
S. C. Dltscan-Clark.
J. W. Flavellk.
J. R. Cavers.
H. W. Frost.
J. J. Gartshore.
C. S. GZOWSKI.
Rkv. T. B. Hyde.
R. M. HoBSON.
Rev. D. McTavish,
Rev. Fred. E. Howitt.
Chester D. Masskv.
G. B. Meai>ows.
R. J. MoXItJOMKRV.
B. W. Robertson.
Rev. H. M. Parsons,
Rev. G. J. Bishop.
The names of other friend.'^ in important centres
are yet to be added to the General Council.
Our Design.— The great design of the
School is the training of consecrated men
and women for Christian service at home
CoNTRiBUTioxs. — Any friends desiring
to have fellowship in the work may send
their contributions to the Treasurer, J.
N. Shenstone, Esq., 16 Walmer Road,
Toronto, or to any officer of the School.
A Year of Prosperity.
The Toronto Bible Training School has
been favored with another year of pros-
perity. The reports published in the fol-
lowing pages show that the divine bless-
ing has been enjo3'ed in every department
of the work. We trust that our friends
will carefully read the.se reports so that
thoy may join witli us in saying, " What
hath God wrought!" The outlook is as
hopeful as ever it was : imleed it is bright
y\\t\\ the promises of God. He who has
never failed us in the past will not for-
sake us in the days to corae. We still
ask the prayers and sympathies of all
EiRhth Annual Meeting.
The Eighth Sossion of the Toronto Bible
Training School closed with appvo})riate
exercises on Friday. April 'iath. In the
afternoon of that day the Board of Incor-
poration and tlie General Council met
together in their annual assembly, when
the rejiorts for the j'ear were presented,
and all the work of the session received
careful consideration. There was a good
attendance of members, and much interest
was manifested in the progress which the
School continues to make.
At the evening meeting held in the
Assembly Hall, notwithstanding the
heavy rain, there was a large gathering
of friends of the School interested in the
graduating exercises. The devotional
service was conducted by Rev. F. E.
Hewitt, of Hamilton, andRev. Dr.Chown
of this citj'. President Harris gave a
full statement of the work of tlie session,
and outlined the prospects of the School
for the future, commending it to the con-
tinued prayers and liberality of its friends.
Appropriate addresses were given bj^ four
of the students, representing the Day and
Evening Classes. Miss A.E. Cullen spoke
on " Rhine ^lemories," sketching the
work of the Reformers ; Mr. E. Halliwell
on "Kings in Battle." setting forth the
Christian warfare; Miss H.S. Massej^ on
'' One in Christ," showing the distinction
and blessedness of believers ; and Mr.
George A. Paull on "Gifts for Service,"
enumerating special qualifications re-
quired in those who work for Christ.
Diplomas were then presented by the
President to the following nine students,
who have completed the course of study
in the Day Cla.sses, and passed satisfac-
tory examinations thereon :— Misses H.S.
Massey, E. Metcalfe, L. Tilley, M. West;
also Messrs. John Brown, G. Constable,
A.T. Finlayson, E. Halliwell and G.A.
Paull. The Principal, Dr. Stewart, gave
some parting words of counsel to the
graduates, in which he reminded them of
their privilege and responsibility in going
forth to serve their Saviour and their fel-
low men. The clo.sing address was deli-
vered by Rev. A.B. Winchester, of Knox
Church, who spoke very earnestly and
effectively on the Lord's direction to His
wards, "Occupy till I come."
Report of the Principal.
At the close of the eighth session of the
Toronto Bible Training School, it again
becomes our duty to remember all the
way by which the Lord our God has been
leading us in this very important service,
and to record with gratitude that the
work of the Institution continues to be
greatly blessed. The year has been spe-
cially noteworthy from two important
facts. First, no fewer than twelve of our
students, — a larger number than during
any previous j'ear, — have gone forth to
bear the glad tidings totheregionsbeyond.
Secondly, a very useful course of element-
ary medical studies has been conducted
during the session, which cannot fail to
be of value to our students, especially to
those who are looking forward to service
on the foreign field.
The number of students enrolled in the
Day Classes has been sixty-three, of whom
twenty-six are j'oung men and thirty-
seven are young women. This is nearly
the same as last year's enrolment. In
the Evening Classes the number has been
179, of whom sixty-two are young men,
and 117 are j'oung women. The total
ni;raber of students has thus been over
210, and in addition to these there have
been several visitors, whose names have
not been enrolled, but who have attended
some of tlie courses of lectures.
THE DAY CLASSES.
In the Day Classes the regular instruc-
tors have again been Dr. Harris, Mr.
MacWilliam, and myself. Dr. Harris
has given courses of lectures on Tuesday
and Thursday of each week, his subjects
being the Epistle to the Ephesians and
[tortious of the Pentateuch. My own
subjects have been the following: — New
Testament Introduction and Outlines,
including a general survey and summary
of the purposes and contents of each
book ; Bible Doctrines with the Word of
God as our one text-book ; Pjxposition of
the Messianic passages of the Old Testa-
ment ; and Prejiaration of Gospel ad-
dresses. In addition to these regular
lines of study I gave a few practical lec-
tures on " How to use the Word of God
in dealing with different classes of men."
Mr. MacAVilliiiin gave instruction in the
Evidences of Kciij;ion, in tlu' Gospels,
and in the Preparation of Bible Head-
ings. He reports that the chiss in Evi-
dences " was very attentive and inter-
ested in tlie work and passed remarkahly
good examinations " on the whole; that
the class in the Gospels showed better re-
sults than he had ever received before
from any class on the subject ; and that
in the class of young women in the Pre-
paration of Bible Readings there was
frequently a manifestation, not only of
interest in the subject but of devout spirit-
ual feeling. Mr. MacWilliam had also as
usual a small class in the Greek New Tes-
tament. All the instructors report that
tlie diligence and tidelitj' of the students
have been most gratifying.
During the tirst half of the session, the
visiting lecturer was Rev. T. B. Hyde, of
this citj', who gave a valuable course of
instruction on "The Person and Work
of the Holy Spirit."' Tliis last term, Rev.
A. B. "Winchester, pastor of Knox Cliurch
in this city, gave a suggestive and much
appreciated series of lectures on "The
Acts of the Apostles." Both of these
bi'ethren have put the School under great
obligation by their able and helpful ser-
vices, which have been freely and cheer-
fully given. Other visitors have been
welcomed from time to time during the
session. The three representatives of the
Keswick movement in England, Messrs.
Webster, Brash and MofTatt, gave ad-
dresses on the deepening of spiritual life ;
Miss MacCall and Miss Palmer, from
New York, prominently connected with
the work of the Y.W.C.A., spoke on the
equipment needed for Christian service;
Mr. and Mrs. Montague Beauchamp, of
the China Inland Mission, told of trials
and triumphs for Christ's sake in that
vast and needy land; Rev. Dr. Moffat,
Secretarj- of the Upper Canada Tract
Society, told of openings for usefulness to
our students in colportage work ; and Rev.
Thomas Bone, of the Welland Canal Mis-
sion, gave a racy and practical talk on
zeal and tact in winning men to Christ.
All these addresses were of much value
to our students.
TUB K.VKNINO (3I-AS8E8.
The regular Evening Cla.sses have been
held on Tuesday and Thursday of each
week as in previous .sessions. Dr. Harris
has lectured on the same subjects as to
the Day Clas.sos ; Mr. .Mac William has
given instruction on Christian Evidences,
and the writer on Bible Doctrines. There
have been some special classes on Monday
and Friday evenings. Mr. MacWilliam
had a class in the Preparation of Gospel
Addresses for part of the session, and my
own Friday evening class for the study
of the Sunday Scliool le.sson was con-
tinued V. itli good interest and attendance.
The elementary medical classes estab-
lished at the beginning of the session have
been carried on with much success. Dr.
E. F. Bowie gave instruction in cherais-
tr3', Dr. G.D. Porter in physiology, and
Dr. T. B. Macdonald in materia me-
dica and therai)eutics. During the second
term of the session, Dr. W. H. Howitt
conducted a class in the study of tropical
diseases. These medical courses have
been attended by from sixteen to twenty
students, who have greatly appreciated
the opportunity afforded them, and to
whom these studies will be a great lielp
in their service of Christ in tlie com-
ing days. To the medical gentlemen who
have conducted these classes without re-
muneration, and with great ability, lidel-
ity and zeal, the best thanks of the School
The classes in English have again been
conducted bj* Miss Alice R. Hitchon, who
has given instruction in Grammar, Dicta-
tion. Composition, and Literature. Her
work has been well done, and her influ-
ence with the students has been most
beneficial. These English classes will
need to be continued, as several of tljose
who enter the School have not enjoyed
the best educational advantages. In tlie
re-arrangement of work contemplated
for the coming term, provision will be
made for the efficient maintenance of
these important studies.
As in previous years written examina-
tions have been held during the session
on the courses of stiulj' provideil for tlu>
Duy and Evening;; Classes. W'itli only
two or three exceptions, all tlie students
who wrote on these exaniiuiitioiis passed
ver^- creditably. The minimum standard
is 50% on each paper, but nearly one
half obtained 75%, and fully one fourtli
obtained 90% or over on most of their sub-
jects. The members of the Eveninj;
Classes have tried these examinations in
larger numbers this session than last, but
the intructors are anxious that many
more sliould submit to this test. In the
December examination Mr. Hyde pre-
pared a paper on his special course of
lectures, and has since reported the result
as follows : —
'■ I have gone through the examination
papers on the subject of the Holy Spirit
which I presented to the students, and I
am greatly pleased with the clear and
full apprehension of the subject as mani-
fested therein. AVith one or two excep-
tions the papers are of a very high order."
Rev. A. B. Winchester also seta paper
on his course of lectures, and has written
as follows in regard to the result : —
" Several of the papers are lemarkably
good, especially the first three, and the
general average is very creditable. All
the students seem to have a good grip of
the great evangelical doctrines. "
There has been a decided increase in
interest and numbers in the mission study
class. Miss Hitchon has again taken the
lead, and the class has used as a text
book, " An Introduction to the Study of
Foreign Missions." Essays have also
been presented at each meeting on the
lives of distinguished foreign mission-
aries. A Thursday morning missionary
prayer-meeting has also been sustained
with hearty interest. The average atten-
dan<;e at both the class and the prajer-
meeting has been eighteen. The great
Student Volunteer Convention recently
held in this cit}' gave a wonderful im-
pulse to tlie missionary spirit of the
THE KEVOTIONAI. SERVICE.
Tne Tuesday morning devotional hour
is still a marked feature of our work,
and a means of blessing to many. It has
been graciously owned of God in the cul-
tivation of the spiritual life, and not a
few answers to pra^'er have been thank-
fully acknowledged. The students have
again taken their turn with the instruc-
tors in leading the service. We have the
assurance that many of the former stu-
dents, both in this country and in far-
distant lands, unite theii" prayers with
ours each week as the day comes around.
The inlluence of the devotional hour in
promoting the spiritual life of the students
can hardly be over-estimated.
The students continue to be engaged in
active Christian work during the session.
Each one is expected to take part in Sun-
day School, Young Peoples and Mission
work, and in conducting mission hall and
evangelistic services. In most of the in-
terdenominational missions of the city,
and in several missions connected with
individual churches, our students are
usefully employed. Several of the young
ladies have also been rendering Christ-
like service in visiting and nursing the
sick, and in house to house visitation
among the poor and suffering. These
varied labors have proved a valuable
training for future usefulness, and there
can be no doubt that blessed results have
followed from them in souls won for
SOME NOTEWOKTHY RESULTS.
It is surely matter of great encourage-
ment and thanksgiving to report that
from the beginning of the School up to
the close of this eighth session exactly
fifty of those who have attended our
classes have given themselves to foi'eign
missionary service. They have gone
forth to bear the glad tidings to each one
of the five great continents under the aus-
pices of ten different missionary societies.
So far as known, they are all preaching
the gospel in the regions beyond, with
the exception of two who have returned
home, and four who now rest from their
labors, two of these having lost their
lives in the dreadful massacres in China.
In still larger numbers our students have
gone forth to definite fields of labor in
Canada and the United States. They are
engaged as pastors, evangelists, cate-
chists. Bible women, and in many other
s|>lieies of Christiuii service in i-oiinection
witli nil the evHiitJjeliciil ilenominations.
Year by year the far reachinR intluence
ami vast importance of the School bccoitio
During the year the Board of incorpor-
ation lost by death one of its most faitli-
ful and useful nuMtibers, Mr. Alexander
Sampson, to whose Christian character
and .services, it bore ^^rateful testimony
inaii appropriate resolution. \ memberof
the General Council, Mr.W.E.H. Massey,
who tilled a lart;e place in the community,
and was specially interested in the stiuly
of God's Word, has also been called away
in the midst of his years and usefulness.
Surely these sad losses are a reminder to
every one of us to be faithful while the
It is very pleasing; to report that in all
the meetings of the Hoard of Incorpora-
tion, and in all the relations of the students
with each other and with tlieir instruc-
tors, the utmost harmony has prevailed.
Twelve diiTi-rcnt denominations of Chris-
tians have been represented in the Sciiool,
and yet all have lieen " om* in (Mirist
.lesus," and in their earnest desire to
know " the mind of theSpirit, "as revealed
in the l)lessud book. Assuredly tliere
can be no grander work than that of
training consecrated young men and
women in a knowledge of the Word of
God, so that they may be " thoroughly
furnished" for Christian service. In the
addition of another laborer to our staff,
and in the desire which other Christian
agencies have manifested to have tlieir
workers receive Bible training in our
classes, there lie new openings of useful-
ness before the School. To Him who has
graciously guided and blessed us in the
past we must still look for direction and
help in the future. Whatever we need
of men or means He can alumdantly be-
stow. So to Him we again commend our
bt'loved School, with the earnest prayer
tliat yet richer res'dts may be accom-
plished by it in the days that are to come.
The Treasurer i>resented the following statement of Receijjts and Disbursements
for the j'ear ending April 25tli, 1902 :
Balance on liand - $ 130 03
Gifts 2.984 25
Incidental Fees 250 00
Rent of Residence - . 180 00
Collections 40 09
Paid Principal, Instructor, Assistant Secretary, etc. - $2,400 00
" Ground Rent 280 00
" Caretaker 192 00
" Coal - 26L 25
" Light and Water ..-.--. 5<) 07
" Telephone 45 00
" Printing Recokdkk, Catalogues, et«-., Advertising. 87 15
" Postage 24 11
" Repairs 74 05
" Insurance Premium (;> years) - - - ' - 04 4(»
" Sundries - 10 24
Balance on hand .?90 10
The Report was received with expression- of satisfaction and gratitude, and the
l)est thanks of the Council and Board were given to the Treasurer fur his faithful and
List of Students.
The following is a list of the Students enrolled in the Day Classes for the Session
.lolm M.u-Willie, M.D , Sluuipliai, Cliliia.
tA'XAS Bertha M. McAuslan, lleatlieote.
J. A. McCinmii'k, Uervie.
Mis« Laura Mac Donald, Toronto.
Miss Mary McUou^'all, Tiverton.
Mi.ss A. McGar\ey, Toronto.
Mis.s Lottie I^. McMorran, Slianf^liai, Cliina.
Mrs. Catharine C. Nic'holis, Toronto.
Miss Editli C. Nisl>et, Sarnia.
Mias Emily I'alin, Toronto.
George. A. Paull, Killarney, Xtan.
Mrs. G. A. Paull, Killarney, Man.
Miss M. Peterkin, Toronto.
Mrs. K. A. I'hair, Brazil, South America.
Miss Alma C. Roarers, Mount Fore.st.
Stephen Ko^^ers, Creemore.
Miss Nellie C. Ross, Toronto.
J. W. Salton, Kingsey Falls, Que.
Wm. George Shaw, Toronto.
Miss Uora M. Suler, Toronto.
\V. D. Spinks. Toronto.
H. L. Stei)hens, Toronto.
Mrs. Sullivan, Toronto.
Miss Lily Tilley, 'I'oronto.
Mrs. J. C. Urquhart, Toronto.
Charles Waddell, Terminus.
Miss Alice Wanless, Parkdale.
Miss Maud West, Penetang.
C. B. Wickware, Toronto.
Mrs. W. D. Wilkie, Minto, N.D.
Miss Sarah A. Wiiidel, Toronto.
Mis.s A. M. Barker, Constantinople, Turkey.
.M i.0.1 Rosa .\l Blaek, Meathiole.
P. A. Breakey , 'I'oronto.
Miss .les.sle Brechin, Toronto.
.Ml.*.-* .Jennet K. Breckon, Queensville.
.luliiisT. Bunn. New York City.
Mi.s.s Kniina K. Campliell, .Vrmow.
Adalliert L. Carpenter, Auhurn. N'.Y.
A. Cockhurn, Drumho.
George Chamhers, Toronto.
Tliomn«G. Co«', Orlllia.
(ieorge Constahle. Honcaster.
Henry Crickintrton. Toronto.
.Mi-<-« \'era M. Douglas, Toronto.
Alherl T. Finlayson. Toronto.
Miss .Margaret D. Fisher, Toronto.
.Miss Esther J. Fletcher, Parkhill.
.Miss L'niise A. Fniscr, Kingston.
E. Halliwell. Erie View.
Philip Hamilton, Wolfville, N.S.
Philip Handcock. Fairbank.
Lester S. Ilaverstoek, Brigden.
Henry Hellyer, Odessa, Russia.
Miss Alice R. Hitchon, Belleville.
Miss M. F. Langton, Juddhaven.
J. R. Lewis, Economy, N.S.
R. C. Maiisell, Toronto.
Mrs. Thomasine Mason, Toronto.
■Mi.ss H. S. Mas-ey. Suminerside, P.E.I.
Miss Mary J. Meredith, Shelburne.
Miss Nellie Metcalfe, Wanstead.
Mi9.s Mary .Middleton. Kingston.
The following is
or more of the wri
Students was 179.
A. E. Bernhardt.
F. R. Bettle-
R. C. Bourne.
.Miss J. Browne.
.MissM. It. Burl.igh.
Mis.s K. Chalk.
Miss .M. Doig
W. \V. Donnolly.
MiSsK. M. Holmes.
a list of Students in
the Evening Classes who have passed one
The total em-olment of all the Evening
Miss N'. Houser.
Miss N. Hutchings.
Mis.s M. Jennings.
R. E. Jones.
Miss E. Keen.
R. C. .Mansell.
Miss A. .Moule.
Mrs. E. Murray.
Miss E. E. Naylor.
The following are two of the examina-
tion papers on which the students wrote
at tlie close of the session. The first was
prepared by Dr. Harris, and the second
by Rev. A. H. Winchester.
1. Write H brief note regarding Melchi-
sedek. (ren. 14 : 18-2U.
2. Oive a brief account of Lot. indicat-
ing the practical teaching.
H. S. Xorris.
Miss F. Outram.
Miss M. Ray.
Miss E. Richardson.
Mi.s8 E. M. Scanlon.
Miss X. Schotield.
Miss K. Sewell.
Miss E. Shields.
Miss L. Sinfield.
Mi.ss C. G. Smith.
Miss M. Smith.
Miss D. Taylor.
Miss L. Taylor.
Miss E. Thwaltes.
Miss L. Warwood.
Illustrate from the narrative and
parallel passage in Hosea 12 the
meaning of Gen. 32 : 29.
In what senses was Joseph a type of
Give in tlie most general way an
analysis of the book of Exodus.
Show "Salvation b3' grace," as set
forth in the Passover Lamb. Ex. 12.
Write a note on the materials of the
Tabernacle, especially indicating
whence they came.
8. Dist)iip:uish the two *' meeting-places"
in tlie Taberimde.
9. Give the main teaching in " tiie
Laver," qiiotinc; New Ti'staint-ni
passages in support of your views.
10. What is tlie spiritual signiticanre of
11. Give "the garments for glory and
beauty " l)elonging to the Priest-
hood, indicHting their spiritual
I'i. Call attention to the various steps in
the consecration of the priests in
Ex. 20, as seen in New Testament
N.B. — Answer teti out of twelve questions.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTI.KS.
1. Who was the writer of the Acts?
Was he Jew or Gentile? Give
'2. State briefly the aim and theme of
3. What are the three main divisions of
the Acts ?
4. From our Lord's parting injunction
before His Ascension, what do \o\x
understand as to the power, the
function and the field of the Church?
5. Briefly describe the external features
of the first Pentecost, and give the
special significance of each ?
B. Analj'se Peter's sermon at Pentecost :
give Old Testament quotations.
7. In what respects did the defence,
prayer and martj'rdom of Stephen
witness to the truth as it is in
8. What is the apologetic value of the
Conversion of Saul ?
9. What city became the centre of Gen-
tile missionary activity? AVho
founded the Church there, and
what important discrimination was
first made there?
10. Outline Paul's first missionary jour-
ney : comment on his first recorded
Doctrinal Basis of the School.
The School is evangelical in its char-
acter, and the instruction imparted will
be in accordance with the following doc-
1. The Divine Authoritj- and Plenary
Inspiration of tlie whole Canonical
Scriptures asoriginallv given. 2 Tim.
3 : IB, 17 ; 2 Peter 1 : 21.
2. The Doctrine of the Trinity. 2 Cor.
13 : 14. Matt. 28 : 19.
3. The Fall of Man and his conseijuent
Moral Depravity and Need of Regen-
eration. Kom. 5 :12 ; 3 : 10.
4. The Atonement through the Substitu-
tionary Death of Christ. Mark 10:
4.'') ; 1 Peter 3 : IH.
6 The Doctrine of .Justification by Faith.
Kom. 3 : 24-2ti ; Acta 13 : 39.
ti. Regeneiation by the Holy Spirit.
1 Pi-tei- 1 : 2;<-2t) ; James 1 :"lK; John
1 : 12, V.\\ John 3 : (>.
7. The Doctrine of Sanctification. Heb.
12 : 14; 1 Peter 1:2; .lohn 17 : 17.
H. The Second Coming of Christ and the
Resurrection of the Demi. 1 Thess.
4 : Hi, 17; Acts 24 : 15.
9. The Eternal Blessedness of the Saved
and the Everlasting Punishment of
the Lost. Matt. 25 : 46.
Our New Instructor.
It has been felt for some time past liy
friends of the School, that an addition
should be made to our staff of Instructors,
ass'on as a suitable man could be secured.
In a providential way the attention of
the President and others was turned to
Rov. John McNicol, B.D., Ottawa, who
is believed to possess excellent qualifica-
tions for the work of Bible instruction.
He was appointed to the staff at a recent
meeting of the Board of Incorporation,
and will enter on his duties at the oj>en-
ing of the new session in September. Mi-.
McNicol is a graduate of Toronto Univer-
sity and Knox College. He comes to us
with the highest commendation of promi-
nent ministers, and others who have
known of his work and worth. In con-
ducting courses of Bible study, as Secre-
te ly of the University Y.M.C.A., and in
city mission and pastoral work, he has
been much blessed. One of our friends
who knows him well, wrote to Dr. Harris
just before his appointment that so far as
he knew " there is none other in sight
wlio is so likely to bring ability and spir-
itual force to the service, as well as an at-
tractive personality." It is confidently-
expected that Mr. McNicol's appointment
will add materially to the efliciency of
tl e School.
An Appreciative Testimony.
One of our former graduates, in remit-
ting his subscription to the School, wrote
recentl}' to Dr. Harris as follows:
1 am always glad to hear of the pros-
perity of the School, and am very much
pleased to see that there is an increase in
attendance, as well as of interest in the
work by otiiers who cannot attend. I
simll iifvor for^^i't those days when it was
my happy piivilt'^e to iitteiul the sessions
of tiie School, aiul sit at the feet of tliose
who felt such a deep interest in tryinf; to
help us to know tlie Word of God, and
thus lit us for the Lord's service; so that
our hves should not l>e barren in winninj^
men and women for .Tesus.
Some of the happiest and best si)eiit
liours of my life I passed in the Bible
Traininfj: School. You will not wonder
that it is lovetl by me, and also that it is
an almost daily subject of prayer. May
God l)less and prosper it in every depart-
ment ; and ma^' He help all its oHiceis
and teachers, is the praj^er. of my heart.
The Ninth Session of tlie Bible Train-
ing School will open, D.V., on Tuesday',
September Kith, 1902, at 10 a. m.
All students, especially those who are
entering the School for the first time,
should be on hand at the beginninc; of the
Sevek.\l members of our last class
have already gone to tielils of labor,
where we trust the Lord will make them
very useful in His service.
Mr. J. W. Salton and Mr. George A.
Paul! liave taken charge of home mission
fields the former at Kingsey Falls, Que.,
and the later at Lisle, Ont.
Miss M. E. Fink, who has been en-
gaged as missionary and district visitor
in this city, was set apart as a deaconess
at the recent conference of the Evangeli-
It is expected that the new Catalogue
and Announcement of the School will lie
published in June, giving full particulais
about Instructors, Lecturers and Courses
of study for next .session. Cojdes may
be obtained on application to Miss A.
Burns, the Assistant Secretary, or to any
officer of the School.
Miss Bessie Ross, who took the full
course of study in our Evening Classes,
has offered her services to the South
America Evangelical Mission, and Mr.
W. D. Spinks, who lias been laboring
successfully in one of the Christian
Workers Missions in this city, expects to
join the Africa Industrial Mission.
Rev. Dr. Mackay, Foreign Mission
Secretary of the Presbyterian Church,
and Rev. Fred. E. Howitt, of St. George's
Episcopal Church, Hamilton, have again
kindly consented to be visiting Lecturers
for next session.
The Africa Industrial Mission, with
which our former students, Albert F.
Taylor and Chas. H. Robinson, are labor-
ing, has secured a very suitable location
in Nigeria. Miss Jessie Brechin is likely
to join the Mission.
Mr. Henry Hellvkr, whose mother-
tongue is Russian, has gone to labor as
colporteur of the Bible Society among the
Doukhobors of the Northwest; and Mr.
J. K. McCormick will act as colporteur
of the Tract Society in the County of
Mr. George Robertson, a member of
our first graduating class, is now preach-
ing in Hartford, Ont., and Mr. E. Halli-
well, a member of our last class, has gone
to be "stated supply" of the Baptist
churches of Houghton and Cultus. Mr.
W. N. Scott of the class of '01 has be-
come pastor in Lobo.
Israel Dass, a converted Telugu from
Rangoon, Burmah, has just arrived in
this country to take a course of study
at the Training School. He desires to be
fitted for becoming a teacher of a Bible
School among his own people. A little
later he will likely be joined by one or two
Tamils, who will also become students
with us. These native Christians are
sent to us by an esteemed missionary in
Receipts for General Fund.
The following are the amounts received
from February 2(.th to April 25th, 1902:
No. 79 S.V) 00
" 80 .50 00
" 81 ^ (X)
•> 82 2 (HI
• > 8.S 4 00
I. 84 50 00
•I 8.5 20 0(1
•• 86 50 00
" 87 5 00
" 88 1 (K)
" 8lt 10 00
" '10 5 00
'■ !tl 5 00
" 'IL' .50 00
" '.1.3 1 CO
" 94 50 00
. ; 10 00
. . 5 CO
edged . .
.... 1,980 25
Tot.al... $2,984 25
Joseph N. Shenstone, Treas.