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among the Methodists, and make as good converis Notes on Missionaries, Missions, Etc.
as do sweepers and chamars—but no better! The HE following young men sailed October 21 from wisdom of the move for the depressed classes is Gos
New York for mission work in India and Ma- pel both in its spirit and in its power. Hundreds of laysia : Revs. R. L. Faucett, E. B. Lavalette, B. L. young men born with the mehtar's broom in hand, Van Dyke, Karl E. Anderson, H. G. Ozanne, Mott now as educated young Christian men hold positions Keislar, Homer Wroten.
of influence in many communities. Others, once Miss Josephine Carlisle sailed for Santiago, Chili, dogged by the stigma of low birth, now fill positions October 25.
of honor and trust in government courts, offices, Rev. Ernest S. Lyons sailed for Singapore No- and executive bodies. A unique feature of Methodist
polity is that it knows no caste but merit, assimilates vember 18.
all races and classes, and puts to use as an evangelDr. M. C. Wilcox has been appointed Presiding izing agent every convert who loves the Lord Elder of the Foochow District, Foochow Confer- Jesus Christ in sincerity. Among its ordained minis
in these provinces are Americans, Canadians, Bishop Thoburn sailed for India November 22. Englishmen, Anglo-Indians, Eurasians, Jews, and Mrs. Thoburn remains in the United States. Her Indians. An object lesson was presented in a recent address is Kingston, O.
Methodist Conference. Two ministers for comRev. Charles W. Drees, D.D., of the South Ameri- fort and convenience occupied the same room and ca Mission, has been appointed superintendent of united to do their own cooking. Both had become the Mission to be commenced in Porto Rico.
converts in early manhood. One had been a sweeper Rev. Frederick II. Wright and wife sailed for by caste and occupation, the other a high-caste BrahItaly November 25.
min and respectable school-teacher. Each knew the
other's original caste but cared not. They lived Mrs. Mary S. Badley, formerly connected with our together as Christian brethren, having been fashioned India Mission, will be at 2180 Fifth Avenue, New in the mold of merit to equal honor.” York city, for several months, and will be pleased to deliver addresses on Missions. She is an interesting lecturer on missionary subjects.
Recommended Books. The Methodist Episcopal Mission School in Hinghua, China, was reorganized last year; the former
Laos Folklore, published by the Fleming H. Rerell boys' boarding school was made a middle science gathered and translated by Katherine Neville Flee
Company, at 15 cents, is a collection of 48 stories school, and a new department was added, the son, for many years a missionary in Siam. They Anglo-Chinese Scientific High School. Mrs. Eliza- were intended to instruct and amuse the young beth Fisher Brewster writes: “We have completed people, and will be found interesting to the children
of America, and to those who are older they give one year's work, and it has been first class in qual- some light as to the thoughts and desires of the Laos ity. Young men without means have worked to pay people. their expenses, and carried a full quarto of studies, In Primo is a narrative which shows the obligaand these boys took five out of seven honors in the tion we are under to use our influence and property high school, thus dispelling the fallacy that to work for the advancement of God's kingdom and the betis incompatible with literary ability in China. We is probably a Methodist preacher or his wife. It is
terment of the human race. The author, “ Eniled," have worked under the most unfavorable condi- said to be " A Story of Facts and Factors." We tions as far as buildings were concerned.
We know that its representation of some Methodist rented the best available tenement house. It has of many with which we are acquainted. It is not
class meetings and churches is not a fair portrayal unplastered earth walls, and uneven earth floors, until near the close of the book that you are satiswhich, with the leaking roofs, were mud in rainy fied the author is in sympathy with the Methodist weather. We greatly need school buildings, and an
Discipline. The careful reading of the book will do
good. It is published by the Fleming H. Revell outlay of $8,000 will provide them. Is there not Company. Price, $1.25. some steward of God who will give this to us?”
Nineteen Centuries of Missions, by Mrs. Wm. W. Dr. T. J. Scott forwards a clipping from the Pioneer, Scudder, is published by the Fleming H. Revell the “ablest secular daily in India,” which says: “The Company: Price, $1. It is a very good compendiMethodist Episcopal Mission in India very early in and a summary of the work as it is at present, with
um of missions, giving a brief history of the past its history began a bitter war with all that savors of questions, etc. The author was for many years a caste and recognition of former caste of converts. missionary of the Reformed Church in Southern It opened work among the Mussulmans and Ilindus, India. She; however, gives seant justice to the
Methodist Episcopal missions in India in the followlow caste, high caste, and outcast alike. The de- ling note: “ The Methodists have a most prosperous pressed classes were quickest to respoud to their mission in the Northwest Provinces with Bareilly as teaching, and furnished converts by the thousand. a center. The name of Dr. Wm. Butler, who wrote Hence the impression got abroad that the Methodists that mission, and of late years Bishop Thoburn has
the Land of the Veda, was early connected with were working exclusively among low caste and had had the entire supervision of Methodist missions in mere rice Christians, a great mistake. Few missions India." Bareilly has not been the center for over of even longer standing can show as large a number thirty years, and the Methodists have in India five
large Conferences and missions in all the most imof converts from among Mohammedans and so-called portant cities. The author was probably not accaste Hindus. They are numbered by the hundred quainted with these facts.