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tion owe him a debt of gratitude for what his life $20,000, and it was believed that there were sufficontributed to the welfare of both.

cient good subscriptions to pay that. The net cash He loved Methodism, and took an interest in all debt of the treasury on November 1, 1899, was only measures designed to increase its power and pros- $30,254.97. perity. He took large views of the duty of the It was deeply regretted that the increase asked for Church to give the Gospel to the world, and was in many of the missions could not be granted. The ever a warm friend of the missionary cause.

appropriations were increased over those of the preAt one time, when a pastor in New York, he was a vious year by $48,632. Of the increase, $12,000 were member of the Board of Managers of the Missionary given to the Contingent Fund, $5,000 to the PublicaSociety. Since 1888, when he was elected bishop, he tion Fund, $8,441 to the Foreign Missions, and had been a member of the General Missionary Com. $28,191 to the Home Missions (incidental expenses mittee. His voice was always raised in favor of ad- were reduced $5,000), making the final appropriavance in the work, and he entertained no doubt of tions : the ultimate triumph of the Gospel in every field.

Contingent Fund....

$12,000 In his tour round the world, before he became a Incidental expenses.,

25,000 bishop, he inspected our missions in foreign lands, Salaries of Secretaries and Misand afterward made episcopal visitations to those in

sionary Bishops..

30,000

Office expenses. South America, Mexico, Europe, and Japan.

10,000

Disseminating missionary inforHis last thought was for the Church, and his will

mation.....

15,000 gave one of our theological seminaries increased

Home Missions.

471,473 means for the education of young men for the min

Foreign Missions....

629,625 istry. His life is ended on earth, but his works do

Total.....

$1,223,098 follow him.

We adopt this tribute to his life and labors in grateful memory of what he was and what he accom

The conditional appropriations were : plished, and direct that it be entered on our minutes,

Congo Mission Conference... $25,000
Italy, for the debt....

10,000 and that a copy be sent to Mrs. Newman.

Alaska, for traveling expenses.

1,000 Porto Rico.....

5,000 Central China...

2,000 Notes on General Missionary Committee Meeting. Mexico, for property..

10,000 Korea, for the press.

5,000 N the previous pages is a record of what was done

Publishing house at Madras, India.. 10,000
Utah, for schools....

5,000 except that the names of those making the motions For Philippine Mission.

5,000 are generally omitted, some motions that were made

Total........

$78,000 but not adopted are not recorded, and it is not stated that each day the minutes of the previous session Provision was made for an early occupancy of were read and approved.

both the Philippines and Porto Rico. Bishop ThoAll the bishops were present except Bishop Hart- burn gave an account of his visit to Manila, and the zell, who was in Africa; Bishop Cranston, who was in Committee made the appropriation he recommended. China; and Bishops Foster, Foss, and Taylor, who Dr. H. K. Carroll, who had traveled through Porto were sick. Bishop Newman had died during the Rico, visiting every town and village as Commisyear. The secretaries, treasurers, and representa- sioner of the United States Government, gave a very tives of the districts were all present. The repre- instructive address on the condition and needs of sentatives of the Board are changed in part each the people of the island ; and Bishop Foss and Secyear, and this year those present were Rev. Drs. retary Leonard gave additional information. Goucher, Buckley, C'pham, Sanford, Kelley, Barnes, The meeting of the Committee in Washington North, Carroll, Messrs. Scott, Dobbins, McLean, awakened but little interest on the part of the peoTuttle, Rusling, French.

ple, and the attendance on the daily sessions The members of the Committee carefully, prayer. was small. President McKinley honored the Comfully, and conscientiously attended to their work. mittee and himself in the reception he gave the ComThere was a difference of opinion as to the relative mittee. importance of the Home and Foreign Missions, but One year ago a committee was appointed to conno one could attend all the meetings of the Commit- sider and report at this meeting on the advisability tee without being convinced that under all the cir- of proposing to the General Conference some action cumstances the appropriations made would result in regard to the division of the missionary work into in the best use of the money it was expected would home and foreign departments, or dividing the be contributed by the Church for missions the com- Society into two Societies, one for foreign and one for ing year.

home work. Our readers will look in vain for any It was very gratifying to the Committee to have action on the subject by the General Committee. the Treasurer report an increase in the receipts of The matter was not brought up. Some division the year of $54,754.70; but of this increase only of the kind, would, we believe, be of advantage $11,520.43 was from Conference collections. The to both the home and foreign missions. It will debt. of the Society, for which special collections doubtless receive special attention at the General had been taken, had all been paid except about I Conference.

MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Meeting of the Board of Managers.

principles, or from its school life, would be disloyalty to

our common Lord and to the churches aiding our (Extracts from the Proceedings.)

schools. We call upon all officers and teachers of HE Board of Managers of the Missionary Society this matter, not yielding any Christian principle for the

Christian schools to take a firm and decided stand upon Mission Rooms November 28, 1899, Bishop Andrews

ileges. presiding.

A conference of officers and members of the MisRev. J. B. Faulks, Mr. Willis McDonald, and Mr. Wm. J. Stitt, recently elected members of the Board, sionary Agencies of the Baptist, Congregational, were introduced.

Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed The report of the Committee on Lands and Lega- Churches having missiors in Japan met together in cies was adopted.

New York, November 9, and after considering the It was ordered that the General Committee having above declaration adopted the following: appropriated $49,742 for Mexico, the Finance Com

In the conviction that the great need of Japan is mittee of the Mexico Conference, with the concur- Christianity and Christian education, and that the rence of the bishop having supervision, observing members of the Churches represented in this Confer. the advice of two years preceding, already in their ence would not approve of the use of mission funds in hands, shall recommend to the Board the redistribu- the support of schools in which all religious exercises

and teaching are prohibited, this Conference expresses tion of the appropriation. The resignation of Dr.C. W. Drees, as treasurer of fastly refuse to make any compromise of whatsoever

its conviction that the missions in Japan should steadthe South America Mission, was accepted, and Rev. character, or however temporary or plausible, as to the A. W. Greenman was appointed as treasurer of the religious character of their educational work. In the Mission.

judgment of this Conference it will be most unfortunate The General Committee having referred the redis- if at this time the missions fail to stand together in tribution of the appropriation to the China Missions maintaining unimpaired the avowed and unmistakable to the Board, it was ordered that the Finance Com- Christian character of their schools in all their departmittee in each Conference and Mission, observing ments, at whatever sacrifice of secular advantage or the advice of two years preceding, already in their

government privilege. hands, shall recommend to the Board the redistribu- The Board heartily approved of the above action, tion of their appropriation, except in West China, and appointed a committee consisting of Secretary where, on account of the distance, the Finance Com- Smith, Dr. H. K. Carroll, and Dr. J. M. Buckley, to mittee is authorized to make the redistribution, ob- prepare a resolution of indorsement. serving, however, the same general directions. A furlough was granted Rev. Charles W. Bishop,

Rev. Q. A. Myers was granted permission to return of Japan, and the return to the United States from from West China on accouat of ill health, and his Japan of Mrs. E. R. Fulkerson, and of Mrs. J. C. place as treasurer and on the Finance Committee of Davison and youngest son was authorized. the Mission was filled by the appointment of the Rev. George C. Cobb and Dr. S. L. Baldwin were Rev. J. F. Peat with Rev. J. O. Curnow as alternate appointed a committee to select material for the on the Finance Committee.

printing establishment at Seoul, Korea. Secretary Smith presented the action of a Confer- The Finance Committee of Japan was authorized ence of missionaries representing the leading Prot- to borrow some money to purchase land and erect a estant mission schools in Japan, in Tokyo, August mission residence at Sendai. 16, which was as follows:

Rev. H. B. Schwartz was appointed missionary to The Constitution of the empire grants religious lib- Japan if he and his wife pass the satisfactory mederty; the Instructions of the Educational Department ical examination and receive the approval of the definitely and more completely than ever forbid all Committee on Nominations and General Reference. teaching of religion as well as religious exercises to all

The furlough of Rev. F. L. Neeld, of India, was schools seeking government recognition. We feel that

extended. this position of the Educational Department is contrary to the spirit of the Constitution of the empire in prac. w. T. Cherry, of the Troy Conference, and Mr. Per

The recommendation of Bishop Thoburn that Rev. tically restricting the liberty of parents in deciding upon the education of their children. We are here not kins Slocum, of Morningside College, Sioux City, Ia., raising any objections to the Educational Depart- be appointed to Malaysia, and Rev. T. H. Martin, a ments making such restrictions for public schools student of Albion College, Mich., be appointed to supported by public funds; but we feel that to put Manila, was referred to the Committee of General these same limitations upon private schools supported Reference, with power. by private funds works great injustice. We feel even

The Board authorized the Secretaries to send out more strongly that these regulations make it impossi- an appeal to the Church in behalf of those suffering ble for Christian schools to secure the recognition of

from famine in India. the government and its accompanying privileges. We are of the conviction that for any Christian school,

The following were approved as missionaries of founded on Christian principles, supported in any the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society : Miss Carmeasure by the gifts and prayers of Christian people, rie J. Dreibelbies, Miss Bertha E. Kneeland, Miss to exclude in any degree Christianity from its ruling | Emma E. Martin, M.D., Miss Lizzie E. Martin, Miss Methodist Episcopal Foreign Missionaries Past and Present. 569 Eva A. Odgers, Miss Emily I. Rodgers, and Miss Stout) arrived in Japan August 8, 1873. Mr. DaviLouise T. Brouse.

son is Presiding Elder of the Nagasaki District, The reports of the Committee on Nominations South Japan Conference. P.O., Nagasaki, Japan. and General Reference were adopted which approved Rev. Wm. C. Davidson and wife (Mary C. McDanof the appointment of Rev. Frederick Harry Wright iel) arrived in Japan November 8, 1877; left March as Missionary to Italy; Rev. Homer Wroten and 1, 1884. Mrs. Davidson died May 19, 1884, in ZionsR:r'. B. F. Van Dyke as missionaries to India ; Miss ville, Ind. Mr. Davidson married Helen Marr Oakes Jos 'phine Carlisle as missionary to Chili ; Rev. Er- September 16, 1886, in Steuben, N. Y.; arrived again nest 8. Lyons as missionary to Malaysia.

in Japan October 11, 1887; left December 10, 1887, The appropriation to the Alaska Mission made by on account of sickness of Mrs. Davidson. In the General Committee was referred to Bishop An- Northern New York Conference. P.O., Oswego, N.Y. drews, Treasurer Eaton, Dr. F. M. North, Dr. H. K. Rev. John Frederick Deather and wife, (Honorine Carroll, and Secretary Palmer, with power.

Elizabeth Lionella) joined the India Mission in 1893. Rev. I. H. La Fetra, of the Chili Mission, was P. O., Chunar, India. granted a furlough of six months.

Rev. Stephen Stragen Dease, M. arrived in India The appropriation to the theological school in in January, 1881; married Sarah Margaret Fleming Christiana, Norway, was ordered to be forwarded. March 2, 1886, who died in Naini Tal July 12, 1897 ;

It was ordered that sending out World-Wide Mis- married Jennie Dart, M.D., December 16, 1898. Prosims to families subscribing $1 or more to the Mis-ressor in Bareilly Theological Seminary. P. O., Basionary Society be continued.

reilly, India. Dr. A. K. Sanford and Dr. A. Longacre were ap- Rev. Clayton E. De La Mater arrived in India March pointed Auditing Committee for GOSPEL IN ALL 14, 1887 ; left June 23, 1891. In Colorado ConferLANDS and World - Ilide Missions.

ence. P. O., Colorado Springs, Colo. Allowances were made for the year 1990 to Mrs. S. Rev. John Dempster and wife arrived in Argentina, 0. Smith, Mrs. S. Moore Sites, Mrs. Mary Pilcher, South America, in December, 1836, and left in 1841. Mrs. Flora S. Long, Dr. R. S. Hall, Mrs. Willerup, Dr. Dempster in 1847 opened the Biblical Institute at Mrs. Schou, Mrs. Steensen, Rev. H. Nuelsen. Concord, N. H.; afterward opened a theological

Several appropriations were made for foreign mis- school at Evanston, Ill., which became Garrett Biblisions, and $551 for domestic missions.

cal Institute; died November 28, 1863.

Rev. Charles Wilton Ross De Souza joined the India Methodist Episcopal Foreign Missionaries Past Mission in 1883 ; married Ellen Grace Osborne Noand Present,

vember 28, 1883; was recognized as a missionary of Connected with the Work of the Missionary Society.

the Missionary Society September 19, 1893. P. O.,

Bangalore, India. E

Rev. John Olis Denning and wife (Margaret Beahm) names commence with D, E, and F, and shall be sailed for India November 26, 1890. Mr. Denning gland to know if any hare been omitted, if any is in charge of Narsinghpur station, and Principal mi.takes have been made, or if our- readers can

of Hardwicke Boys' School. P. O., Narsinghpur, furnish information that will make our record more

India. complete. The present missionaries are in italic.

Rev. James L. De Witt and wife (Vyrna Adams) D

sailed for Africa February 29, 1899. P. O., U'mtali, Viss Amarula Davis sailed for Liberia December 8, Rhodesia, Southeast Africa. 7878. Teacher in College of West Africa. P. O., Rev. John Russell Denyes and wife (Mary I. Owen) Monrovia, Liberia.

sailed for Singapore December 31, 1897. Mr. Denyes Rev. Franklin Grasson Davis sailed for India So- is teacher in the Singapore Anglo-Chinese School. vember, 1875 ; married Mary Frances Cary January P. O., Singapore, Straits Settlements. 30), 1880 ; returned in March, 1884; died October 22, Rev. Wm. P. Dodson and wife (Catherine Mackenzie), 1884. Mrs. Davis resides at 49 Crescent Street, Mid- missionaries in Africa, were recognized as missiondletown, Conn.

aries of the Missionary Society April 19, 1898. Mr. Rev. George Stanley Davis and wife (Mary Nancy Dodson arrived in Angola in March, 1885 ; left in Buttes) left for Bulgaria March 28, 1891 ; arrived November, 1899, returning to the United States. April 12, 1891; left July 13, 1897. In Genesee Con- Rer. Charles H. Doering and wife (Nancy) arference. P. O., 994 Lovejoy Street, Buffalo, N. Y. rived in Germany June 7, 1850. Mrs. Doering died

Rev. George Ritchie Davis arrived in China October in Bremen in 1883. Mr. Doering returned to Amer22, 1870 ; married Maria Kane Brown September 9, ica in 1883, and died June 6, 1897, at Berea, 0. 1871. Presiding Elder of Peking District, North Rev. Timothy Donohue and wife went to China in China Conference. P. O., Peking, China.

1888, and returned in 1890. Mr. Donohue withdrew Miss Hattie E. Davis arrived in China December from the South Dakota Conference in October, 1893. 24, 1889; returned 1896 ; died August 22, 1897, at Rev. Joseph Robert Downey and wife (Minerva Fenton, Mich.

Rockwell) arrived in India August 21, 1859. Mr. Jhr. Joe A. Daris sailed for Liberia December 8, i Downey died September 16, 1859, at Lucknow, India. 1898. Teacher in College of West Africa. P. O., Mrs. Downey married Rev. J. M. Thoburn at Monrovia, Liberia.

Bareilly, December 16, 1861, and died October 20, Rer, John Carroll Darison and wife (Mary Elizabeth 1862, at Naini Tal, India.

We give this month a list of missionaries whose

ago, Chili.

Rev. Gideon Frank Draper and wife (Mira Enid Rev. Frank Ray Fet, V.D., and wife (Elizabeth Haven) arrived in Japan March 20, 1880. Mr. Draper Delia Clack) sailed for India November 17, 1844. Dr. is Presiding Elder of the Yokohama District, Japan Felt is in charge of the Khandwa Circuit. P. 0., Conference. P. O., Yokohama, Japan.

Khandwa, India. Rev. Charles Im. Dices arrived in Mexico May 8, Rev. John Calvin Ferguson and wife (Mary Eliza1874; married Adaline Mary Combs September 13, beth Wilson) sailed for China September 21, 1887. 1877 ; left Mexico in November, 1886 ; left the United Mr. Ferguson in 1897 resigned from the Central States for South America in May, 1887, and arrived China Mission to become president of a government in Montevideo July 25, 1887. Dr. Drees was ap- college at Shanghai, China. pointed November, 1899, Superintendent of Porto Rev. Wm. P. F. Ferguson went to Mexico in 1887, Rico Mission, and will leave Buenos Ayres January and returned in 1888. Withdrew from Northern 12, 1900.

New York Conference in 1889.
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Miss May E. Finney arrived in Chili March 19,

1899. Is teacher in the college at Iquique. P. 0.. Rev. Barton Thomas Eddy and wife (Sarah

Iquique, Chili. Walker) arrived in India January 8, 1884. Mr.

Miss Ilarriet L. Fieliis sailed for Chili January 30, Eddy died at Bangalore January 12, 1886. Mrs. 1898. Is teacher in Santiago College. P. O., SantiEddy resides in Berea, 0. Rev. Benjamin Ellis Edgell and wife (IIannah

Miss Alice H. Fisher sailed for Chili January 10, Louisa Dawson) arrived in China in November, 1873, 1893. Is teacher in Concepcion College. P. O., Conand left in June, 1876. In East Ohio Conference.

cepcion, Chili. P. O., Bissells, O.

Rev. Thomas P. Fisher arrived in India November Christopher Eyland, J.D., sailed for Malaysia in No. 27, 1895; married Helen llanson December 23, 1898; vember, 1896, and is a teacher in the Anglo-Chinese is in charge of the Baroda church and Principal of School at Singapore. P. O., Singapore, Straits Set-Baroda Boys' Boarding School. P. O., Baroda, tlements.

India. Rev. Edward S. Ekdahl joined the India Mission in

Rev. Frederick Wm. Flocken and wife (Mary) 1891. On furlough in Sweden in 1899.

went to Bulgaria in December, 1858, and left Bul. Rev. Melville Cox Elliott went to India in 1869, and garia in 1879. Mr. Flocken died February 24, 1993, died August 26, 1871, at Almora.

in Brooklyn, N. Y. Rev. Charles G. Elsam was born in India ; joined

Rev. John C. Floyd and wife (Myrtle Jessie the South India Conference in January, 1890 ; mar

Haynes) arrived in Malaysia March 11, 1891, and left ried Elith Mabel Gordon March 26, 1891 ; withdrew Singapore January 20, 1892. Dr. Floyd is Presiding in 1897, and joined the “Disciples" Church.

Elder of Kalamazoo District, Michigan Conference. Rev. Charles Telford Erickson and wife (Carrie

P. O., Kalamazoo, Mich. Louise Earl) sailed for Burma November 6, 1896 ;

Edward Douglas Foluell, U.D., sailed for Korea Ocarrived December 13, 1896 ; left September, 1897. In tober 13, 1895 ; married Mary W. Harris May 21, North Ohio Conference. P. O., Delaware, 0.

1897, in Seoul, Korea. P. O., Pyeng Yang, Korea. Rev. David Oliver Ernsberger and wife (Dema S.)

Prof. Frank Whitney Foote arrived in India Febarrived in India July 3, 1882. Mrs. Ernsberger died ruary 12, 1884; married Laura Hyde, M.D., November June 10, 1888. Mr. Ernsberger married Mary Hughes 17, 1886 ; left India September 9, 1893 ; resides at 1 January 28, 1891, who died at Ootacamund, India, Einma Street, Rochester, N. Y. August 30, 1899. Mr. Ernsberger is preacher in

Rev. Daniel Ormsby Fox arrived in India December 1, charge of Gulbarga and Raichur. P. O., Gulbarga, 1872 ; married Ellen H. Warner June 6, 1887. Mr. India.

Fox is in charge of the Poona Christian Boys' Rev. Wm. Copeland Evans and wife (Theresa School and Poona City Mission. P. O., Poona, Conroyd) arrived in Mexico December 11, 1894, and

India. left in October, 1897. In California Conference.

Rev. Milton Newberry Frantz arrived in Japan Address 328 E. Lindsay St., Stockton, Cal.

May 16, 1888, and left July 17, 1890. Withdrew from Rev. Morris 1. Ehnes and wife (Belle Gates) sailed the Philadelphia Conference and from the Methodist for Africa September 3, 1898, and arrived at Umtali, Episcopal Church in March, 1893, to join the ConOctober 15, 1898. P. O., Cmtali, Rhodesia, Southeast

gregational Church. Africa.

Rev. Alexander G. Fraser joined the India MisF

sion in 1881 ; withdrew in February, 1887, and joined Miss Sophronia Farrington arrived in Liberia Jan- the Church of England. uary 1, 1834, and returned in April, 1835. "She died Rev. Edvin Fuld Frease and wife (Ella Bates) sailed in honored old age the wife of Mr. George Cone, of for India November 13, 1887. Mr. Frease is Presiding the city of Utica, N. Y.”

Elder of the Gujarat District, Bombay Conference, Rev. Robert Isaac Fa ett sailed for India No- and in charge of the church and Evangelistic School vember, 21 1899. P. O., Lucknow, India.

at Ahmedabad. P. O., Ahmedabad, India. Rev. Wm. Feistkorn sailed for India November Rev. Epperson Robert Fulkerson and wife (Kate 17, 1894, and left India February 20, 1896. Is super- Josephine Strong) arrived in Japan March 28, 1887. nunerary of the Bombay Conference. P. O., Blue Dr. Fulkerson is Principal of the Chinzei Seminary Island, III.

i at Nagasaki. P. (., Nagasaki, Japan.

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years ago, fully four times that amount. The buildLast month the date of the outgoing of the Rev. ing has nine rooms; the drawing, diving, and bed Elmer M. Cable was given as being in 1890. It should rooms are of ample proportions. The three acres have been 1899.

of compound abound in shade and fruit trees. With The brief notes connected with the names of all frontage eastward, before it lies a beautiful wooded those who have been foreign missionaries under the vale, and just beyond this rises a noble granite hill. Missionary Society will be continued until completed, On the crest of this hill stands the principal temple and will be followed by the names, etc. of those who of the town. For lack of occupants the bungalow were missionaries in South America and Africa has fallen into a state of considerable disrepair, and under Bishop Taylor.

our finance committee has asked for 600 rupees to put it in good shape for the coming missionary that

the eye of faith has seen this half a decade-1,400: Hosur's Need and Plea.

rupees for axles for a temple car ; 1,400 rupees BY REV. W. H. HOLLISTER.

for a home for a missionary ! N the tablelands of Mysore, India, twenty-five I hear a voice saying, “ Whom shall we send, and

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Hosur. Called hither to inspect the work and cheer occupied before those pondering axles bear their the workers, I came upon a strange and suggestive towering car, with loud acclaim of gathering multisight. In one of the by-streets, in front of an insig- tudes, through the streets of Hosur ? dificant-looking temple, I beheld-two ponderous Hosur is an almost ideal place for a new missionaxles. Eight years ago, in the great temple in Ma- ary to begin his work. Is it not enough to say that dura two axles had riveted my attention. But what three presiding elders in succession have planned to a contrast! Those were of wood ; I estimated their occupy this strategic point ? length twenty-five feet, and diameter two feet. The Who will go for us? Has not Methodism some remarkable texture of the wood, its hardness, and young man of means, married or single, who will color identified it with that of a broken ball I once volunteer for this post, agreeing to support himself saw in a bowling alley. Fit axles they were for the for five years ? massive temple car drawn in annual processions by If such cannot be found, is there not somewhere tbe hundreds of devotees who think it a work of a young man called of God who can enlist a band of merit to labor at the hempen hawsers nine inches in three or five or a score who will send him and supcircumference and a hundred yards in length. port him in this field ? We have here a native Con

But here before me was something new! Some- ference member of good ability, but the field is too thing that said "India does not stand still; that vast and too important for his unaided efforts. Hinduism dying is by no means dead, and will not The district is populous. The people are accessible. be for generations. These axles were solid bars of Of interest in this connection only as they form a iron, twenty feet long, seven inches square-forged setting to this important place and throw light on in Britain's workshops; ends accurately turned in India as it is, I may mention excellent macadalathes, holes drilled and cut for massive linchpins, mized roads, shaded with magnificent trees, pave and inch-square holes-punched, not drilled and the way for easy and rapid travel in all directions, cut-at intervals to hold fast a lofty superstructure. among granite hills and fertile fields. The collector

One thousand four hundred rupees had been paid (governor) of the district resides in a castle not for these axles which were made to order in Eng- unlike those of English feudal lords, with embattled land. A special cart drawn by five yoke of oxen 'tower, strong walls, and a moat. Three miles southhad brought them from the railway station, and a ward lies Muttagire, a remount station for British popular subscription had paid the bill.

cavalry. To this place horses, imported from AusThen I learned that in this town of 6,000 popula- tralia for the British army, are brought for training. tion there are 42 temples. Like many towns in Here a farm of 700 acres is managed by British offiIndia, this is a holy place. From the very shadow of cers. The fields are plowed with English plows temples so vast and magnificent as to have world- drawn by Australian horses. Four hundred acres wide fame men and women come here to worship. of meadow are cut with English and American mowThese iron axles are the expression of an effort to ing machines. Commodious dwellings, English popularize the place, and with a suitable car and hedges, iron fences, well-kept fields, mammoth hayfestivities attract great crowds annually.

stacks, and extensive stables form a striking and As I stood looking at those iron axles for a temple most delightful contrast to the idolatry-blighted car costing, 1,400 rupees (about $165), and pondered surrounding country. The trend of events will on their significance, I thought of another sum, make llosur a battle ground of Western thought and strangely enough the same amount, and the tangi- dying yet struggling Hinduism. ble expression of a great purpose.

Shall deluded idolaters, who have paid for two axles For several years, recognizing the importance of for a car in which to draw a brass idol as much as Hosur as a center for work, we have tried to arrange Methodism is investing in a mission house, have for a missionary for that place. A little over a year their idol on parade before Methodists hare their ago Rev. G. K. Gilder, then the Presiding Elder of home occupied ? Men are waiting to be sent. the district, was so fortunate as to purchase, at a When and by whom shall a man be sent for this cost of 800 rupees, a fine bungalow worth, fifteen field.

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