THE KECORDEH - 1895-1920
Toronto Bible College
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TORONTO, JUNE, 1904.
[No. 3 and 4
A\crpbers of Corporation.
Ei.MoKE Harris, L).1>.. President,
Betliedon, Walmer Road, Tuvont".
Hkv. R. p. Mackay, 1>.D.,1
Toronto. > Vice-Presidents.
J. D. Xasmith, Toronto, j
Ji)S. N. Sh EN STONK, Sec re<ari/ <"!'? Treasurer,
40 W.ilnur Road, Toronto.
Rkv. Wm. Stewart, D.D., Principal.
138 St. Georf.tj St.. Toronto.
James Acton, Toronto.
E. Hooper, M.D., Toronto.
R. KiLGOUR, Toronto.
Tiios. A. Rodger, Hamilton
Ei.iAS Rogers, Toronto.
iNSlKlJCroU.s AND LE(MT'UERS FOR llKl.l (ll.
Rev. Wm. Stewart, D.I).
Rev. Elmore Harris, D.I).
Rev. Juiin McNkoi., H.I).
Mr. II. \V. Frost. .MA.
Rev. I). .McTavi.-h, d. Sf.
Rev. W. H: Hincks, LL.B.
E.KAMINERS Fur l!Hi:t ()1.
Rev. S. D. Chown. I».I).
Rev. T. C. Des Bahres, ,m..a
Rev. T. H. Hyde. M.A.
Rev. H. M. Parsons, D.I).
Rkv. H. p. Wei.ton, D.D.
.Miss Annie Burns, Asst. Secretary and Lihrarian.
Brant fORO .■
Rev. R. Wallace.
brock ville i
R. (t. Struthkrs.
R. M. HonsoN.
hawiil ton 1
Rev. Fred. E.
B. W. Robertson.
Rkv. G. J. BiSHoi-
St. Catharines .-
George W. Hodgetts.
Thos. S. Colk.
C. M. Covklaxd.
Rev. T. C. DesBarrks,
J. W. Flavellk.
H. W. Frost.
J. J. Gartshore.
C. .S. GZOWSKI.
W. H. Howitt, .M.D
Rev. T. B. Hydk.
Wev.W M.Mac William
Rkv. D. McTavish,
Chester D. Massey.
G. B. .Meadows.
R. J. .Montgomery.
Rev. H. M. Parsons,
K. M. Pratt.
The names of other friends in imiwrtant centre
are yet to l)e added to tlie General Council.
Our Db.sign.— The g:reat design of the
School is the tiaiiiiiig of consecrated men
and women for Christian service at home
Co.NTRiBUTiON'.s.— Any friends desiring
to have fellowsliip in the work may send
their contributions to tlie Treasurer J.
i^. Slienstone, Esq., 40 Walmer Road,
Toronto, or to any officer of the School.
Anothep Prosperous Year.
Again we have to acknowledge the
goodness of our Heavenly Father in tlie
abundant blessing which has continued
to attend the work of the Bible Training
School. The tenth session just clo.scd,
has been in many respect.s the best in the
history of the institution. The present
issue of the Kecordkk presents a care-
ful outline of the work that was done
during the past year, and also gives a
brief sumnuiry of the re.sults accom-
plished during the ten years that have
elapsed since the School was o|iened.
These are such as to inspire gratitude for
the past and hope for the future. May
the School continue to be prospered in it."^
gii-at purpose of committing the precious
truths of rJod's Word to faithful men and
women, who shall be able to teach others
Tenth Annual Meeting.
Tlie Tentli Session of tlie Toronto Bible
Trainint; Si^'liool closed on Friday, April
29th. In the afternoon of that day the
Annual .Meetinj;; of the united Board of
Incorporation and General Council was
held, when the reports for the year were
presented, and all the work of the School
received careful consideration. There
was a large attendance of members, who
manifested much interest in the continued
progress and prosperity of the institution.
At the close of the meeting, the Council,
with some of the instructors and exam-
iners, had tea together on the kind invi-
tation of the President.
At the evening meeting the graduating
exercises brought together one of the
largest audiences ever gathered in the
Assembly Hall. Devotional services
were conducted by Rev. T. C. Des Barres,
and Dr. E. St. G. Baldwin, both of this
cit}-. President Harris gave a brief out-
line of the work of the session, referring
particularly to the large numbers who
are again going forth to the foreign field,
and to the increased attendance of young
men and young women in the Day Classes.
Appropriate addresses were given by four
of the graduating students. Mr. C. J.
Loney spoke on " Power from on High,''
as the great pre-requisite for Christian
service ; Miss N. Elliott turned attention
to some of the ''Precious Promises"
which God has given to His children ;
Mr. B. C. Siixar, of India, answered very
effectively the question, " Who is my
Neighbor?" and Miss K. M. Holmes
showed conclusively from God's Word
that Christians have been " Saved to
Serve." Diplomas were then presented
to the following twelve students who
have completed the course of study pre-
scribed for the Day Classes, and have
passed satisfactory examinations thereon:
Messrs. John Albert Henderson, Clifford
James Loney, Joseph Keyes McCorraick,
John Logan McCulloch, B. Israel E,ama-
lingam, Daniel Solomon, Albert G. Simp-
son, John Armstrong Stevens, Bipin
Chunder Sircar, and Misses K. May
Holmes, Martha Stewart, Ethel May
Wilkins. Certificates were also given
to the following six students who have
satisfactorily completed the course of
study in the P^vening Classes : Misses
Maud Doig, Ellen Elliott. E. E. Naylor,
Lily Taylor, Lucy H. Warwood, and Mr.
Richard Edward Jones. The Principal,
Dr. Stewart, addressed the graduates in
a few parting words, in which he charged
them in all their future ministry, whether
at home or abroad, to be loyal to their
Lord and faithful to His truth; and
especially in these days of doubt and
error to " contend earnestly for the faith
which was once for all delivered to the
saints." Messrs. J. L. McCulloch and
Daniel Solomon gave appropriate vale-
dictory addresses, and the closing ad-
dress was delivered by Rev. W. H.
Hincks, LL.B., of Trinity Methodist
Church, who told of his deep interest in
the School, and gave earnest and eloquent
counsel to the students. After a state-
ment by our Treasurer, Mr. Shenstone,
in regard to the finances, and the necessit3'
for an inci'eased income as the work con-
tinues to grow, this most interesting and
inspiring meeting came to an end.
Report of the Principal.
Presented to the Board of Incorpor-
ation AND Council, April 29, 1904.
To-day the Toronto Bible Training
School closes its tenth session. The In-
stitution was begun in response to what
appeared to be a providential demand for
such a service; it has been continued by
the good hand of our God resting upon it;
and it closes its first decade with the
sympathy of an ever-increasing number
of Christian friends, and the manifest
Ijlessing of our ascended Lord. To Him
who alone is worthy, be all the praise
The past session has been one of pro-
gress and enlargement in every depart-
ment of the work. The total enrolment
in the Day Classes has been sixtj'-eight as
against sixtj--one last year, and in the
Evening Classes217 against 171 last year.
In the Day Classes there have been 37
young men, five of whom were sent bj'
I the Provincial Committee of the Young
j Men's Christian Associations, and 31
' youngwomen;and in theEvening Classes
77 younp: men and 140 younp: women.
In adilitioii to these, several ^I'l^duates
of the School, occasional students, and
visitors have attended <-.eitain courses of
lectures. The average attendance in the
different classes has also been very en-
couraging, and a spirit of deep interest
and devotion to study has been mani-
fested by the students generally.
THE DAY i'LASSKS.
The regular instructors in Day Classes
liave been Dr. Harris, Mr. McNicol, and
myself. Dr. Harris has given two courses
of expository lectures each week, one
on the Book of Numbers, and the other
on the Gospel of Matthew. My own sub-
jects liave been the following : Bible
Doctrines, with the Word of God as our
only text-book ; the Messianic Prophe-
cies of the Old Testament; the Principles
of Bible Interpretation; and the Prepara-
tion of Gospel Addresses. I have also su-
pervised the essays of the students, and
conducted the exercises in public speak-
ing. Mr. McNicol's subjects have been :
Outline Studies of the Books of the New
Testament, Christian Evidences, and
Studies in the Life of our Lord, with a
special course on the Parables. He
has also conducted a class in English
for those who needed instruction in Gram-
mer and Composition, and a small class
in New Testament Greek. He states in
his report :
"In all these classes the students did
faitliful work and made marked progress.
It was pleasing to see throughout the
whole session the deep interest shown by
them in their studies, and the devout and
eai-nest spirit in which they carried them
During the session three valuable
courses of lectures have been given to the
students by Mr. H. W. Frost, whose sub-
ject was "The Holy Spirit in His fulness
of Blessing"; by Rev. D. McTavish, D.Sc,
who lectured on " The Life of the Apostle
Paul in connection with his Epistles ; "
and by Rev. W. H. Hincks, LL.B., who
discussed "Evangelistic Work in its
Theme and Methods," These important
subjects were presented by our friends
directly from the Word with great clear-
ness and power, and they cannot fail to
tell for good on the future ininistry of
From time to time during the session
the School has received visits from otlier
friends. President MuUins, I). IJ., of
liOuisville Theological Seminary, favored
the students with an admirable address
on the iiualitications needed for
efficient service. Our old friend, Rev.
Dr. Erdman, gave a clear and Scriptural
exposition of "The Old Nature and the
New. " Pastor George Smith, of Huenos
Aj'res, and Mrs. .1. C. Lawson, of tlie In-
dustrial and Evangelical Misson of Pilib-
hit, India, told of the important work on
their respective fields and the urgent ne-
cessity for additional laborers. Mrs.
Howard Taylor, of China, conducted an
interesting study of the Epistle to the
Romans from a missionary standjioint.
Mr. G. Sherwood Eddy, International Sec-
retary of the Y.M.C.A. from India, gave a
thrillingaccount of his labors in that vast
and needy countrj- ; Rev. R. V. Bingham,
of the Africa Industrial Mission, ex plained
the principles of the Mission, and told in
a touching way of the superstition and
spiritual destitution of dark Soudan ;
Rev. Dr. Moffatt, Secretary of the Upper
Canada Tract Society, presented its work
and claims, while Rev. B. Bryan, of
Parkdale, did the same for the Bible So-
ciety, both visitors inviting the students
not otherwise employed to take up work
as colporteurs for the summer vacation ;
and last, but not least, our aged friend.
Rev, Thomas Bone, of the Welland Canal
Mission, gave a most telling and sugges-
tive talk on " Methods of Winning Men
to Christ." The visits and addresses of
all these friends were greatly appreciated.
THE EVENING CLASSES.
As in previous sessions, the regular
Evening Classes have been held on Tues-
day and Thursday of each week. Dr.
Harris has given lectures on the same
subjects as in the Day Classes ; Mr. Mc-
Nicol has given instruction in the
Parables of our Lord, and the writer in
Bible Doctrines. There have also been
si)ecial classes on Monday and Friday
evenings during the session. On the first
of these 1 comlucted a larfije and interest-
ing class on the Preparation of Sermon
Plans, attended principally by the young
men of tlie Day Classes. On the Friday
evening, a cIhss conducted by Mr. Mc-
Nicol met for the study of the Sunday
School lesson, in which there was an in-
creased interest taken, the average at-
tendance being much above that of last
During the se.ssion medical classes were
again conducted by three of the doctors
who have given us such faithful and effi-
cient service in the past. Dr. Bowie had
a class in Materia Medica and Therapeu-
tics, that is, the nature of drugs and their
employment in the cure of disease ; and
Dr. G. D. Porter conducted a course of
study in Anatomy and Physiology. Dr.
W. H. Howitt again conducted a class in
Tropical Diseases, during the second term
of the session. This instrvxction cannot
fail to be of great benefit to all who ex-
pect to engage in missionary service; and
the medical gentlemen who have so ably
and eenerously given their labors deserve
the best thanks of both the students and
VOCAL MUSIC CLASS.
In accordance with a strong desire ex-
pressed by the students, arrangements
were made in the early part of the session
for instruction in vocal mu.sic. The ser-
vices of Mr. A. T. Cringau weie secured,
and a class was held by him once a week
in the theory and practice of singing.
The class was well attended, and the in-
struction was much appreciated. Good
work was done, which will frequently be
of much assistance to the students in
conducting their gospel services. The
cost of tlie instruction of this class was
kindly provided by our President, Dr.
Written examinations have been held
twice during the session on all the courses
of Bible study pur.sued by the Day and
Evening Classes. The minimum stand-
ard for each paper is fiftj' per cent., but
more than half the students obtained
seventy-five per cent, and upwards, and
nearly one-fourth obtained ninety per
cent, or over on most of their subjects.
Very few failed to reach the prescribed
standard, so that the examinations as a
whole have been quite satisfactory. Dr.
McTavish very kindly prepared the ques-
tions on his own subject, and also ex-
amined the papers handed in ; on which
he sent me the following report :
" I have examined the papers on the
' Life of Paul,' and have been greatly
delighted with the results. Eleven re-
ceived over iiinet}^ per cent., and maj' be
said to have given in full papers. Their
answers weie clearly and intelligently ex-
pressed. Thirteen who received seventy
five per cent, or over, may be called verj'
good ; wliile scarcely any of the remain-
ing papers fail to reach the minimum re-
quirement; most of them being really
good. It is a pleasure to see such intelli-
gent answers, and such a good grasp of
The papers of the recent examination
on Bible Doctrines were examined by Dr.
Welton, whose report is as follows :
" I have examined with very much
pleasure and interest the papers of the
students of the Training School, on the
subject of Bible Doctrines. I am much
pleased with the evidence given in nearly
all cases of excellent training and careful
study, and their remarkably clear, intel-
lectual and spiritual apprehension of the
truths of the Bible."
On the invitation of the Committee of
the United Young People's Societies of
Guelph, a Bible Conference, lasting for
three days, was held in that city in the
end of October. The exercises were ar-
ranged under the joint auspices of the
local Ministerial Association and the
Bible Training School. The lecturers
were Dr. Harris, Mr. Winchester, and
myself. There was an excellent attend-
ance at the Conference, and much appre-
ciation was expressed of the benefit
received from the different Bible studies.
It is expected that a similar Conference
will be held in Gait during the coming
The students have done a large amount
/'of evangelistic and city mission work
during the session. Several places out-
side the city have been supplied with
proachlnK hy our yonnR men ; and on
two of the fields, Wooilbridnt- hihI Se-
bright, f^nuious revivals were experi-
enced, lesultiiifj in laipe additions to the
membership of the CongreKational and
Presbyterian churches. During the lat-
ter half of the session, an evan^i;elistic
band was formed bj* a number of our
youni; men, who have conducted success-
ful services in six different churches of
the city and neigliborliood. The younpj
women have also been active and useful
in different city missions, in house-to-
house visitation and in Sunday School
and Young People's work, in this way
doing much direct good and also receiv-
ing a valuable training for future service.
DEVOTIONAL, AND MIS.SIONARY SPIRIT.
The regular Tuesday forenoon devo-
tional service has been continued with
much interest and blessing. This has
been a featui'e of the School from its be-
ginning. An early Thursday morning
missionary praj-er-meeting has also been
maintained with a good attendance, es-
pecially of Student Volunteers. Of these
there have been full}* thirty in the
School this session who have expressed a
definite desire for service in the foreign
field, should God in His i)rovidence open
up the way. They have also formed a
class for missionary'' study, which has
been found verj' helitful. There is great
reason for thankfulness in the continu-
ance of a strong missionar}' and devo-
tional spirit among the students.
LABOREK.S SENT FORTH.
In May last four of our students left
Canada to labor for Christ in Nigeria.
Since then ten others have gone forth or
been accepted for service in foreign fields :
three for India, one for South America,
one for the Malay Peninsula and two for
China. The three young men from
British India, who have just completed
their course of study with us, will also
soon be at labor among their fellow-
countrymen in Burma. To the home
mission work a larger number of our stu-
dents has just been appointed tlian at the
close of any previous session in the his-
tory of the School. These will labor for
the most part in destitute fields in New
Ontario, uiid in Manituljii and the North-
West. Others will Imj employed aH
nurses, Bible women, Y. M.C.A. Secre-
taries, Bible and Tract Society col|)or-
teurs, and in other spheres of Christian
usefulness, in which we hope that abun<I-
ant blessing will attend their labors.
During the year, Mr. George F'oster of
Brantford, a member of our Council, was
taken away by deatli. He was a warm
friend and supporter of the School from
its beginning, a faithful and devoted ser-
vant of Christ, abundant in word and
work, and a lover of all who love the
Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Mr. Al-
bert F. Taj'lor, one of our graduates who
went out to .\frica four years ago. has
also died at Bida in Northern Nigeria,
wliere he had just opened a new station.
He was a young man of great promise,
being modest, diligent, consecrated, and
much beloved by his instructors and
fellow students in the School. May God
raise up others like-minded to take the
places of these two, who served their
.Saviour so faithfully and in such differ-
ent ways and spheres, the one at home
and the other abroad.
TEN V ears' RECORD.
At the close of the tenth session it may
be well to review the work that has been
accomplished. Certainly the results are
such as to call forth devout gratitude to
God. The School was opened in Septem-
ber, 1894, with twelve students. During
these ten sessions 376 different students
have been enrolled in the Daj' Classes
and 1120 in the Evening Classes. Al-
ready more than 140 have gone forth to
definite fields of labor. This is exclusive
of very large numbers who are engaged
in Sunday Schools, Missions, and other
branches of Church work in their own
localities. Sixty-five have gone to the
foreign field ; twenty-six have entered
the Christian ministry in Canada, the
United States and England ; eight have
been working among the aborigines of
our own Dominion ; seven became Secre-
taries of Y.M.C. Associations; five have
been evangelists ; three have been speci-
ally engafjed in Bible instruction ; two
Imve had cliarjj:e of tlie Nuisin[|;-at-Home
Mission of Toronto; one continues to
labor among the Doaf Mutes of tiie cit}',
and another as missionary among the
lumbermen of Northern Ontario ; while
still others are employed as Pastors' As-
sistants, Catechists, Bible Women, City
Missionaries, and in similar departments
of Christian and philanthropic work.
Foreign missionaries have gone from the
School to China, India, Japan, Jamaica,
East Africa. Nigeria, Armenia, Palestine
and South America. Among our students
we have had several whose native tongue
was not English, but French, German,
Swedish, Russian, Syriac. Chinese. Ben-
gali. Telugu or Tamil.
It seems to be right that before closing
this report, I should make some reference
to my own relation to the work of the
School. For two or three weeks 'a the
end of December and the beginnmg of
Januai J' I was laid aside by a somewhat
serious illness. Providentiallj' this hap-
pened at the holida}' season, so that the
classes did not materially suffer from my
absence. By the blessing of God my ail-
ment has almost entirely gone, and yet I
have been led to feel that there is a possi-
bility of mj' being soon laid aside. Should
this be the case, I do not doubt that
Divine guidance will be graciouslj' vouch-
safed, for He who has provided both men
and means for this great work in the past
will give all needed supply for the time
to come. To Him we again commend
our beloved Institution, with the earnest
prayer that the next decade may be even
more faithful and blessed in results than
the one just closed.
Balance on hand ------ $10 77
Gifts - 3,421 80
Incidental Fees ------ 427 29
Rent of Residence and Hall ... - 285 00
Collections -----.- 50 (i7
Paid Principal, three Instructors and Ass't Sec, $3,u63 00
" Ground Rent , . - . . 28o (M)
" Caretaker 195 Oo
" Coal - - 346 35
" Light and Water ----- 71 49
" Telephone ------ 45 00
" Printing Catalogue, Recorders, etc., and
Advertising 95 0t>
" Postage 33 25
'* Repairs 52 lo
" Sundries 6 96
Balance on hand - - ■ - -
Mr. Shenstone reported that the number of contributors had increased during
the year. Several members of the Board expressed their gratification at the Report,
which was unanimously adopted with grateful acknowledgement of the Treasurer's
List of Students.
Tlie following is a list of tlie Stuilents enrolled in the Day ClasKOB for the Session
Floyd Apnietoii, Mr!iitl)iitlj;e.
Kdwurd C. Austin, Tomnto.
MissC. BiikLM", Toronto.
Miss Aiiiiie Biiillftt, Owen Sound.
HorU'ii s. Uonnett, t'iikeriiiK.
A. K. Biruliiirdt. liuelph.
Mrs. E. U((> Uf, Torcnto.
Mrs. Dr. Biirnliain, Toronto.
Miss llazel Clia|iniau, Toronto.
Hartiv Conn, Heailu-ote.
Miss Kditli Dale, Toronto.
Mi.ss F. Deverill, Toronto.
S. R. Hrako, Toronto.
Jamos Kills, llolstein.
E. Kowerakor, En^Mand.
Miss Llllle (Jalt, Toronto.
John A. Henderson, Buffalo, N.Y.
K. Hl^rtrins, Exiter.
C. T. Molmnii. Hamilton.
Miss Kate M. Hulmes, Toronto.
T. H. Hutchinson, Sault Ste. Marie.
Miss Enuiia Jaekson, Ottawa.
Miss M. K Kldd, Toronto.
Miss Carrie Lejirg, Toronto.
C. J. Loney, Toronto.
Miss B. Love. Braeebridge.
Martin Love, Tori)nto.
J. B. .Mann. Bridi-'eniirtli.
Miss Martha .Marr. Buffalo, N.Y.
J. F^. Marrs,'Toronto.
Mrs. S. T. V. Mason, Toronto.
Miss B. McAuslan, Heathcote.
J. K. McCormlck, Bervic.
J. L. MtCullocli, Sehrlpht.
\V. S. MiOulre, I'eteilx.ro.
K. McKenyJe, I'liittlcy.
Miss Harhara Moulil, Vletorlu, H.(.'.
Thos. (i. .Murphy. Oxford .Mills
Mi.s.o.i. (tram, lopinto.
Cieor>.'e Orman, Toronto.
E. T. Feel, Toronto.
A. I'iercy, Atwood.
Israel Kaiiialint^ani, KanKoon, Kurnni
Mis.* A. M. Uolull, HaiioN.i.
Mi.ss Knl)i(lt,'c, T-.r^nto.
J. A. Kuildli', AuHtralla
Miss Lila Kusscll, Toronto.
a. M. Sharpe, Tumnto.
A. (;. C. Simpson, W'hlterhurcli.
Miss Jean C. Simps. ui, Hamilton.
B. C Sirear, Kan^'oon, Burma.
.Miss Smart, Toronto.
Horaee Smith, Toronto.
Daniel Solomon. lian^oon, Burma.
II. G. S|K'nee, Toronto.
John A. .Stevens. CJreenoek.
Miss .Martha Stewart, Elfrlda,
Miss .Mary Stewart, Toronto.
Franels Stoteshury. Toronto.
Mrs. Sullivan, Toronto.
Miss L. \\ arren, Toronto.
Kolit. A. Walnislcv. Liverpool, Euf?.
K. S. Weaver, Tof.mto.
Miss ('ora Wlgle.
Miss Ethel M. Wllkliis, Toronto.
Miss J. Wllkins, Toronto.
J. F. Wllliatns, Toronto.
The following is a list of Students in the Evening Classes who have passed one
or more of the written examinations of this last Session :
M iss C .
W. A. Farmerv.
Miss E. Ford.
E. S. Fish.
H. S. Gausl.y.
W. J. Hamilton.
Miss L. Hi^^g-lns.
Miss M. Jennings.
K. E. Jones.
Miss C. B. Kelsall.
Miss M. Kenyon.
K. D. Lees.
Miss L. Lvon.
Miss E. M. Moule. '
Miss M. K. Murray.
Miss M. MeCauley .
Ml.ss A. MeKet.'f,'an.
\. G. .McHliedran.
Miss E. E Kavlor.
Miss L. Pasooe.
W. U . I'ett.
Miss E. Schotield.
Miss L. Shepard.
A. E. Shepard.
.Mi-s a. Smith.
Miss L. E. S.iady.
J. J. Taylor.
Miss L. Tavlor.
Mi-8 K. Trlnler.
.Miss E. Tyler.
•Miss L. H. Warwoo«l.
Miss E. M. Watts.
From Northern Nigeria.
A letter recently received from Mr.
Charles Waddell, who left Toronto a
jear ago, with seven others, to labor in
connection with the Africa Industrial
Mission, gives somewhat sad intelligence
of the health of the party. First Mrs.
Judd, with her husband and child, had
to return ; then Mr. Smedley had a seri-
ous illness, and was invalided home,
where he has recently arrived somewhat
improved, but still in much weiikness.
Now Mr. Waddell writes that Mr. W.
D. Spinks is far from well, and that tlie
climate is undermining his health. These
losses of workers from the field, following
so soon on the death of dear Albert
Taylor, are a sad blow to this younjf
mission. But Mr. Waddell writes in
.^'ood heart and hope. In looking back
over the experiences of the year, he
" As I see my brethren returning home
one bj- one. and hear of miinj- of the
'.roveniment men dying from fever, I am
led to ask, Am I in the will of God ? As
far as I know, I am. The real joy I have
in the work, and the blessings whicli God
3 bestowing upon me, give me trustful
assurance. I firmly lielieve that God
guided me here, and I know that it is for
ne to be faithful. Prav for me."
Our Students fpom India.
Till' three studonts from British India,
who Imve attemlod the Bible Trainiiif^
School for two sessions, have completed
their course of study very satisfactorily,
and received diplomas. At a lar<;ely
attended Council iield in this city on May
fith, Mr. Sircar, after very full examina-
tion, was ordaineil to the work of the
Gospel ministry. He is to become pastor
of a newly formed Urdu Church at Ran-
goon. Burma. The other two will also
be engaged in missionary service among
their own people. All three sailed from
New York on tlie 2lst of May, and are
followed witli earnest praj-ers that much
blessing will attend their labors.
Extracts from Letters.
One of our friends, in sending a second
donation to the School, says in his letter :
" I have always believed that the Bible
Training School was doing a good work
in preparing so manj' 3'oung men and
women for mission service in this and
other lands. But it is only since I have
heard about it from one of your students
directly, that I know more fully how
great and important your work is. P^n-
closed find my contribution for the
School ; I only wish I could make it
Another subscriber, in remitting his
donation to the Treasurer, says :
"I trust you will find the cheque
which I enclose helpful, and only wish it
was ten times as much. If it was, I am
sure you would have room for it, and it
would be in a good place."
The next session of tlie Bible Training
School will open (D.V.), on Tuesday,
September 20th, 1904, at 10 a.m.
Mr. E. Halliwell has been re-engaged
as "stated supply" for two Congrega-
tional churches near Woodbridge.
Messrs. R. A. Walmsley, J. A. Hen-
der.son, and ,1. A. Stevens expect to labor
in liaptistHome Mission fields in Ontario
Messrs. K. McKenzie and H. Smith
will spend their vacation in colportage
work under the direction of the Upper
Canada Tract Society.
Messrs. J. L McCulloch, A. G. C.
Sim|)Son, A. Piercy, and R. D. Lees have
received appointments to labor in Home
Mission fields under the Presbyterian
Mr. C. W. Bradley, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
a former student of the School and promi-
nent Y. M. C. A. worker, has l)cen ap-
point(;d as missionarj' to the Malaj"^
Misses K. M. Holmes and B. Mould
have been accepted as missionaries to
labor ill connection with the Evangelis-
tic and Industrial Mission at Pilibhit,
Miss A R. Hitchon, an esteemed grad-
uate, and for a time teacher of English in
the School, has entered on her work as
Bible AVoman and S. S. Missionary in
the West End of the city.
Misses G. E. Brooking and E. E. Naj^-
lor have been accepted for missionary
service by the Directors of the China In-
land Mission. They expect to leave for
their distant field of labor in the fall.
Mr. John Brown, one of our graduates,
after being successfully engaged in the
Y. M. C. A. work in Montreal and Mt.
Vernon, N. Y., has received an important
appointment in the Boys' Department of
the Central Y. M. C. A., New York city.
The new Catalogue and Announce-
ment of the School will be published early
in .fuly, giving full particulars about In-
structors, Lecturers and Courses of study
for next session. Copies maj^ be obtained
on application to the Principal, Dr.
Stewart, or to Miss A. Burns, the Assis-
tant Secretary, 110 College St., Toronto.
Receipts for General Fund.
The following donations liave been re-
ceived from Feb. 11th to April 30th, 1904 :
No. 97 $.') 00 No. 123
98 ."J "0
99 100 00
100 5 00
101 25 00
102 10 00
109 2.5 00
110 2 00
111 2 00
112 .I" I 00
113 7.5 00
111 .5 00
11.5 25 (N)
116 2 00
117 75 (K)
118 1.50 00
119 ... 15 00
1211 15 00
121 10 00
122 1 00
LSD. . . .
1.35. . .
140. . . .
l'revioii!»ly acknowledged.... 2,
Total to A iiril .SOtli , 1904 .... $3,421 80
JosBi'H N. SiiKNSTONR, Trcas.