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for inpatients and a well planned opera- lent these diseases are, but what is most Report of the Missionary Society in this ting room. It is well supplied with distressing is to see the numbers of little light. instruments and medicines, and has the ones suffering for their parents' wrong Then, too, just at this writing, an emconfidence of the people, as is shown by doing.
bassy from the Indian Government is its large attendance. The number of Among these mountains are found threading its way to Lhassa, the capital patients treated in the three dispensaries many communities of a caste called of Thibet, to open up trade routes and last year was 14,420 ; this includes the Naiek. All girls born in their families also to settle boundary difficulties. Mr. inpatients. Of this number 8,180 were are never married but are brought up to Macaulay, of India, accompanied by treated in the institution at Pithoragarh. a life of infamy. As soon as they are old Mr. Warry, of the Chinese Consular SerA number of others were treated by me enough, many of them are sent to the vices, and twelve European officers, with personally while on my itinerating tours, large cities of the plains, to carry on their an escort of seventy-five native troops but of these no record was kept.
evil mode of life there. They support and three hundred followers, is in charge Regarding the diseases that are most their parents and others of their relatives of this mission. It will take the comprevalent I can only mention a few. by their gains. Very often they return pany thirty-two days, or practically five Leprosy is very common. I am told the home, their health shattered and victims weeks, to make the journey from Darpercentage of lepers to the population is of a disease, which for lack of proper jeeling to Lhassa. et us hope and pray larger in the district of Kumaon than in treatment, soon carries them to an early that this mission to Thibet may open up any other portion of India. Within a grave.
the way for the advancement of Christ's circle of eight miles from the house I
cause. That cause is making great prolive in, over fifty lepers can be found in
gress in these “ends of the earth," and the different villages, and this after a
Good News from India,
just as the officials of the Union Pacific number have been sent to a leper asylum Rev. J. C. Lawson writes from Sitapur, Railway, coming from opposite direcconnected with the London mission in a India, May 18, 1886 :
tions, met, shook hands and rejoiced station called Alenora. The mission to The heart-cheering news comes from over a connected and completed line of lepers, an Irish mission, last year at my
Bro. Knowles, of Gondah, that he has railway, joining the East and the West. solicitation, purchased a property here just baptized over five hundred of the
so the time is fast coming when the and have started an asylum for these Thâras people, aboriginals living on both Methodism of China and India, also comwretched sufferers. I superintend it, at sides of the boundary line which sepa- ing from opposite directions, shall meet, their request. They hold themselves re- rates British from Nipâlese territory. shake hands and rejoice over a connect. sponsible for the maintenance of a certain These people are thrifty, well-to-do farmed and completed line of missions, joinnumber of lepers, but any received over ers, simple in life, and are said to be ing Foochow and Bombay. and above the number must be main- honest and straightforward. In the tained by other parties.
northwest Provinces and Oudh alone, (to This is the only institution of its kind say nothing of other parts of India, and Notes from the North China Mission, as far as I know in any way connected of the many thousands there must be in Rev. H. H. Lowry writes that the Rev. with the missions of the Methodist Nipal), they number 14,494 males and W. R. Lambuth, M.D., has been for serChurch. I trust if in the future this 12,678 females, or a total of 27,172. eral months actively engaged in his mediasylum has ever to look for aid from our They are to be found in every district of cal work in our mission at Peking. He society, it will not look in vain. I hope Fyzabad Division. Cawnpore, Kherí, has with him two medical students, one to write at greater length regarding Taraí, Gorakhpore, Moradabad, Budầon, of whom is already prepared to carry on what is being accomplished by this in- and Bånda.
a dispensary almost unassisted. He was stitution at some future time.
A work among them has also been formerly connected with the mission of Goitre is exceedingly common. Last opened in the Kherí District at Barbetta, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. year in the Pithoragarh dispensary alone Dhuskia and Beldârí, some seventy or Rev. L. W. Pilcher writes from Peking, 1,195 cases were treated. A few weeks eighty miles north of Sitapur and about China, April 16th: “In the cities of ago I was examining a branch school as far northwest of Bro. Knowles' work Tsun-hua, Tientsin and Peking, the street and to my surprise I found that fully among them at Bankatara, Bhagwanpur, chapels are well attended, and considerthree-fourths of the scholars were all Chandaupur, and other places in the able accessions are being made to our troubled with this complaint. It is hard Gondah District. During the trip of the membership. In Asbury Chapel, in this to tell what is the cause of it; the natives Sitapur workers to the Tharoos of the city, Brother Taft has baptized and reall attribute it to the lime in the water. Kherí District, in January last, nine Hin-ceived several into the church. It is one of the daily sights in connection dus of India and Nipâl received Chris- “One of the native preachers, accomwith the dispensary, to see the com- tian baptism. Although no Tharoos are panied by an exhorter, bas just returned pounders vigorously applying mercurial included in this number, still a good work from a preaching tour north of the city, ointments to goitres of every degree of has been opened in their midst.
reporting some interest, several inquirers, enlargement.
Byžlooking at the map, one can readily and bringing with him a man whose Stone in the bladder is also a very see the importance of these recent open- interest in the truth has led him to pur. common trouble, and this also is attribu- ings. By God's grace, not only will all chase a number of tracts, which, in one ted by the natives to the water. I have the Tharoos along the Nipal border from instance at least, he has committed to been fortunate enough to secure instru- Gondah District to Bareilly District be memory, begetting a thirst for a better ments for the crushing operation and am reached and saved, but who can tell what knowledge of the truth. looking forward to relieving more than it all means for the inhabitants of Nipal “ Immediately after my return to China I possibly could by the cutting operation and Thibet, and even for the Province of last autumn I spent several weeks in the on account of the great dread the natives Sechuen, in which work has been opened country, visiting nearly all our outhave of the surgeon's knife.
at Chungking of our West China Mission. stations, and saw growth everywhere. In these mountains the people are very May this not be one of the future con- Christianity is coming to be a religion of immoral, and as a consequence, suffer necting links, at least, between our India the Chinese. The fact is being rapidly from diseases due to an evil course of and China missions? Study pages 46 recognized among all classes. life. It is sad indeed to find how preva- 1 and 82 of the Sixty-seventh (last) Annual "In Peking we own the largest Protest
ant Chapel in the city, but it is getting They credited his story and were ready ed and hooted at, with the usual exclato be too small for the audiences that to join him in any device to extort the mation, “Kill him,-the foreign devil." assemble every Sabbath for morning and supposed balance from us. We believe Our only fear was that we might be afternoon services. When it was built that the workmen really did not receive taken, not to the Tao Tai's Yamen, but the little company that gathered for wor
to some secret place where we would be ship occupied a small corner, and our Away to a tea-shop they went to dis- maltreated until we yielded to their deentire membership numbered in North cuss their plan of attack.
mands. China a few scores only, but now the Whether the officials advised it or not, Fortunately, when we got to the Yafigures are rapidly approaching a thou- we cannot say, but we feel morally cer- men of the Police Commissioner we were sand.
tain, from circumstantial evidence, that hustled in, and as soon as the august "A Peking Young Men's Christian As- | they were cognizant of the contractor's gentleman appeared we demanded that sociation has been organized under the intentions and put no barriers in the we be unloosed. lead of Dr. Lambuth and Brother Taft. way, though they may not have suggest- After some hesitation he ordered the “ Dr. and Mrs. Hopkins are now in ed it.
men to untie the ropes. We then gave Tsun-hua preparing for their work. They came about forty strong with him to understand that we were foreign Brother Pyke and family are on their ropes, ladders and screw-drivers, and be- citizens and could not be thus insulted way to join them, leaving here yesterday. i gan to remove the shutters from both with impunity, and requested him to * Brothers Davis and Walker are both houses.
show us to the guest hall. He did so and to start on long preaching tours in a few The contractor told Mr. Longden that had tea brought for us. We then asked days. Brother Davis will visit the they had come to put on the third coat to be sent home in official chairs, which Southern work, and Brother Walker will of varnish which was due by contract, he claimed he could not do, and wanted go north of Tsun-hua among the Chinese and to finish up the work so as to get the to know how the contractor would get in Southern and Eastern Mongolia." balance of his money.
his money if he let us go, forsooth ! Mr. Longden objected to his taking the This made it apparent which way his
shutters off the premises. He then said sympathies were current, and indeed, Tronbles in Chinkiang, China,
that he was only going to wash them and when we entered the Yamen, he did not The Rev. G. W. Woodall furnishes the would immediately bring them back; but seem'at all disconcerted, but apparently Chinese Recorder the following account Mr. Longden still insisted and attempted was expecting us and awaiting our arof the troubles in the Methodist Episcopal to prevent one man who was carrying rival. Mission in Chinkiang:
away a shutter, when the contractor call- I wrote a note to the United States During 1885 two houses were built by ed out, “Seize him, bind him !" which Consul, on an old envelope and request. the American M. E. Mission at Chinkiang. they proceeded to do. Mr. Longden con- ed a messenger. He again demurred, The contract, in English and Chinese, tested his way for about fifty yards but but finally sent one. At times we feared was signed and stamped at the United was finally overcome, thrown down, the crowd outside would break in the States Consulate. The work, under the bound hand and foot, and to lie with his Yamen doors; the din and yelling was superintendence of my colleague, Rev. face in the dust. Hearing the noise, I not all reassuring. W. C. Longden, progressed very satisfac- started out and was met by my cook who The messenger met the Consul who torily. Questions often arose about qual. | told me that they were binding Mr. Long- was hurrying to the Tao Tai's Yamen to ity of material and workmanship, but den.
demand our persons.
On receiving the the contractor usually yielded when the I immediately ran to his rescue, but note, he came immediately to our rescue, terms of the contract were insisted upon. was soon in the clutch of the mob as se- and demanded chairs and military escort
Payments were made promptly, ac- curely, and with as little possibility of es- for us, and we were thus sent home, in cording to contract, as the work pro- cape as Laocoon and his sons from the somewhat better style, by the same gressed, until only eighty dollars were coils of the serpents. I was thrown down route we came. due him, and forty of that by agreement and held to the ground by several men The Consul then went to call upon the was not due until May, 1886.
kneeling on my body and head, while Tao Tai to inform him of the mob, deBefore the buildings were entirely fin. others bound my hands and feet over my mand the arrest of the offenders and to ished he demanded the whole balance. back. This done, they were about to secure our persons and property from We told him as soon as he completed the bring ladders on which to carry us away, further violence. houses according to contract we would when tbey demanded whether we would Several days passed away, but nothing pay him all that was due bim.
pay them the money. But we coolly as - was done on the part of the Chinese He then claimed that the houses were sured them that they were not pursuing authorities to arrest even the instigators finished and appealed to the United States the right method to get it. At this junc-of the trouble. Consul for his money. The Consul in- ture, Robert Burnet, Esq., of the Scotch Many of the American citizens waited vestigated the accounts and examined Bible Society, was seen coming toward upon the Consul, urging him to use every the contract and then ordered him to us, and as soon as he took in the situation effort to compel the Chinese authorities finish the work. This he declared him- he ran back and informed the United to give us justice. Several dispatches self unwilling to do and carried the case States Consul of the assault.
were sent into the Yamen, bringing fair before the Tao Tai, claiming that the would not promise the money, the con- promises in reply, and when a week mission owed him several thousand dol. tractor said he would take us to their passed and still the culprits were at large, lars, and that the Consul would give him Consul," claiming that our Consul was the situation became exasperating. no redress.
on our side and would not give him jus- Mr. Smithers, United States Consul The Tao Tai referred the case back to tice. We agreed to go with him to the General at Shanghai, to whom the case the Consul and while it was thus pend- Tao Tai's Yamen, but urged them to un- had been reported, telegraphed to our ing, the contractor thought he would tie our feet and let us walk there, as- Consul that a man-of-war was en route to take the matter into his own hands. He suring them that we would not make Chinkiang. The next day the contractor had led his workmen to believe that he any attempt to escape. And thus we and his chief accomplice were arrested had not received his money from the went with the motley crowd, bareheaded, and during the stay of H. M. S. “Wanmission and hence could not pay them. without overcoats, jerked, pulled, push- derer," and U.S.S. "Marion,” the officials busied themselves in punishing the ring- pect of being able to organize at least The constitution of the Board of Misleaders, and then appointed a deputy to two good charges out of his field at or sions was so changed as to make it the look into the accounts, examine the con- previous to our next Conference. duty of General Conference Committee tract, the work done, etc He was sur- On a trip made south from Steele in on Missions to nominate the President, prised to find how little money was Kidder County, traversing the counties Vice-President and Managers of the really owing to the contractor, and he of Logan and McIntosh, on the 27th of Board. himself, after examining the claim for May I preached the first sermon ever Dr. I. G. John was elected Missionary extras, cut down the amount from six preached in Logan County, organized a Secretary. hundred dollars to forty!
class of fourteen members and a Meth- Dr. D. C. Kelley was re-elected MisWe drew up a check for the amount odist Sabbath-school of about thirty. sionary Treasurer. really due him, took his receipt in full, On Saturday and Sabbath following I It was resolved by the General Conferendorsed by the Consul and the Deputy, held quarterly meeting services at Hos- ence that if, during the next quadrenand without making counter claims for kins, the county seat of McIntosh nium, the members of the German Misunfinished contract, agreed that this County, organized a class of twelve and sion Conference should desire to be atshould be a final settlement. But this administered the first communion service tached to the Texas or West Texas Conwas not the end of it for the contractor. ever held in that county. Brother A. J. ference, the Bishop presiding in said The officials, finding that they had been Garry, a local preacher from Ohio is in conference be, and is hereby, authorized duped and deceived by him, again sen charge.
to formally transfer said German Mistenced him to the cangue, and, when he In my work, since October 15, I have sion Conference to the conference the made an attempt to escape, confiscated traveled about nine thousand miles by members may elect to be attached. his property. And it is rumored here railroad, and over five hundred miles by The Conference sought and obtained that he has lost about $500.00 in all. team.
from the Committee on Missions full inWe think that the moral effect of the Very hard times prevail all through formation as to the present status of our telegram, announcing the man-of-war, our territory. We have not only the missionary affairs, and by resolution oracted like a charm. And the fact that a current difficulties of the East, but those dered the report containing the informaman-of-war remained in the harbor until arising from the low price of wheat, and tion printed for general distribution. the ringleaders were properly punished, extensive deals in “futures” by many The officers and managers of the Board will probably prevent similar outrages in leading merchants and bankers.
of Missions were nominated and elected the near future,
Notwithstanding this, the outlook for as follows : Col. E. W. Cole, President; A. American citizens resident in China our benevolences is quite good. Three G. Haygood, Vice-President ; Rev. H. C. ought to appreciate the persistent efforts of the leading charges of the Fargo Dis- Morrison, Louisville ; Rev. Charles Tayof our government representatives to ob- trict have taken the Missionary collec- lor, Kentucky ; Rev. P. A. Peterson, Virtain redress for us. It is such prompt tion, and have considerably exceeded ginia ; Rev. H. S. Thrall, West Texas ; D. action on the part of our governments, their assessment, which was itself | H. Snyder, Esq., Northwest Texas ; Rer. that throws a safeguard about our per- greater than the million dollar line. W. C. Johnson, Memphis ; Rev. R. A. sons in these Heathen Countries.
Young, Nashville ; Rev. W. D. Kirkland, CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN. North Carolina ; Rev. W. H. Potter, Notes from the North Dakota Mission.
The Japan Mission reports 208 mem.
North Georgia ; Rev. M. M. Pugh, Vir
ginia ; Rev. C. G. Andrews, Mississippi ; bers. In 1880 there were but two. Rev. Henry G. Bilbie writes from
Miss Orr and Miss Duffield are in
Rev. 0. P. Fitzgerald, Pacific ; James Fargo, Dakota, June 8, 1866 : charge of the school at Wakayama, Clarksville ; Rev. R. B. Crawford, Ala.
Richardson, Nashville; B. W. McCrea, Since October 15, 1885, when I was put
Japan. Miss Leavitt and Mrs. Drennan in charge of this Mission, the work has are teaching in Osaka, Japan.
bama; Hon. James Whitworth, Nash. been moving steadily forward. No very noticeable revivals have occurred, but for Home Missions were $8,859.85; For
The receipts of the Board at St. Louis ville ; Rev. J. S. Martin, Baltimore;
Rev. L. S. Burkhead, North Carolina ; the majority of the charges have had
Rev. J. B. McFerrin, Nashville ; Rev. R. eign Missions, 69,470 ; Special Receipts, extra meetings and some conversions.
M. Scruggs, St. Louis ; J. H. Fall, Nash. Over one hundred have been added to $1,499.02, making a total of $19,828.93. ville ; J. D. Hamilton, Nashville; Rev.
The disbursements were for Foreign A. R. Winfield, Little Rock ; Rev. V. V. the Church by this means on the 14 charges of this district. The other dis- 274.70 ; Other Payments, $1,125.40; ExMissions, $7,( 68.39 ; Home Missions, $8,
Harlan, Arkansas ; Rev. C. W. Carter, tricts have had similar experience with
Louisiana. pense of administration, $2,763.49. more marked results.
The Rev. G. G. Hudson and wife have
The constitution of the Woman's MisA nice church has been completed at been appointed to reinforce the Japan last clause in paragraph 156, Art. iv, page
sionary Society, was so changed that the Wahpeton, and new churches have been
Mission. begun at Grand Rapids and Milnor. It
| 189, reads : is also reasonable to anticipate that
When appropriations are made the buildings will be begun before Confer
funds shall be sent through the Treas
CHURCH, SOUTH. ence at La Moure and Ripon, and other
urer of the Parent Board, without delay
The Rev. H. C. Tucker, of Nashville, in such manner and to meet such purplaces are anticipating the building of houses at an early day. Tenn,, has been appointed missionary to
poses the Woman's Board shall Brazil. A new circuit has been organized with
direct. three appointments in the contiguous The Board of Missions calls for $500,
Six managers ” were provided for in corners of Cass, Ransom and Richland 000 for the present year, and the prospect place of "five." The Conference had Counties. of securing it is considered to be good.
also under consideration that part of the Bro. Peter Cook, of the North Indiana
Bishops' address that refers to the unConference has been placed on the lines The General Conference on Missions. finished state of the constitution of the of Railroads running north and south The General Conference at its session Woman's Missionary Society, in that no from Jamestown, a charge one hundred in May took action as follows in refer- sufficient provision is made for the elecand forty miles long, with a good pros- ence to Missions :
tion of the officers and managers of the
9 16 1
7 13 0
5 3 87
Board, and Article V., page 18", was up to the close of the year, December 31, There was £1,432 less sent to the Mission changed to read :
1885, yet between 600 and 700 new con- House list; £2,845 less from the Home The Board shall consist of a President, verts have professed faith in Christ and Districts; £145 less from Christmas Of. a Vice-President, Corresponding Secre- been baptized since. In Egypt, also, the ferings, and most remarkable of all, £506 tary, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and the spirit of interest and inquiry con- less from Juvenile Associations." six Managers, (to be elected quadren- tinues, and many are asking for the The Central China Wesleyan Mission nially by the Woman's Board at the an. Gospel.
Prayer Union was established in the year nual meeting next succeeding the Gen. The energies of the Church are still | 1883. The one condition of membership -eral Conference), and the Corresponding concentrated upon the two fields, Egypt is the promise of daily prayer for the Secretaries or alternates of the Confer- and India. The summaries of the work work. The only expense is over the ence Societies. The Secretary of the in them at the close of the year 1885 are Prayer Union Letter, and this has been, Board of Missions shall be an honorary as follows:
for the most part, generously defrayed member of the Woman's Board.
Egypt. . India. Total. by the missionaries resident in Central Established stations...
Rev. Bryan Roe writes from Lagos, REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA Ordained ministers.....
16 West Africa : “In a journey I have late
Female missionaries. The General Synod of the Reformed Physicians and others.
ily made I met a most remarkable native Church met in New Brunswick, N. J.,
Total Foreign ......
-a middle-aged woman, who holds a last month. The report on foreign mis
position as secretary, and I might add, sions then made gave the following facts:
* Prime Minister' to Ja Ja, King of Licentiates.... “Marked progress has been made. In Theological students...
9 Opobo. She professes to be a “Meth
Other native workers.. the Arcot Mission 95 were received on
odist.' She was born in Louisville, Kenconfession, making the number in full
286 tucky. While still young, she emigrated
Total foreign and native.. communion 1,610; native assistants in- Churches......
with her parents to the new free country Communicants
1,843 2,176 creased from 150 jo 162; 11 more schools
of Liberia, and later on went down the
1,018 established; now 2,213 pupils in ChrisDecrease....
coast to Opobo, and finally gained the Baptisms......
1,008 tian schools. The call in India is for Schools...
137 position she now holds. Here God is, I
3,688 2,301 advance in every department. Nor is Scholars, Males
5,989 | believe, using her to prepare for the reFemales.. 1,726
2,685 this call less loud, nor the prospect less
ception of the Gospel, when the door
Total scholars...... encouraging in Amoy, where 65 were re
shall open.” ceived on confession, making a total of
Rev. W. J. Underwood writes from 784 communicants. A new station will | United Presbyterian Mission in India. Swaziland, South Africa : It has been a probably soon be opened in the interior The Rev. Dr. Andrew Gordon, of the great festive day among our people, for at Sio-ke, some 60 miles west of Amoy. Indian Mission, but now in this country, we have had three weddings, which in Japan the first Christian Church or- writes us from Philadelphia, June 21. mark the progress of our work among ganized only 14 years ago by our own 1886:
these heathen people. All these persons missionaries, consisted of 11 members; Some fifteen or eighteen years ago,
had been living together previously, but now the Union Church has 45 churches many of the supporters of the India Mis- having been brought to Christ, they of over 4,900 members.
sion of the American United Presbyte- wished for a Christian marriage, their " The year just closed paid its own rian Church concluded that their mission former one having been a mere bargain. way. But the debt of the previous year did not pay, and talked seriously of call- Many heathens came from far and near of $9,000 was not cancelled, and the in- ing home their missionaries from that to witness the event; and I felt the terest on borrowed moneys had to be heathen country. But the reaping time moral influence must be beneficial upon added, making a present debt of $10,500. has come. In each of the past three these polygamous people. Here were The needs are: for present actual ex- years, 1883, 1884 and 1885, the net in- persons pledging themselves in the sight penses of the missions, $82,000; for re- crease of communicants in that mission of God to be faithful to each other, while inforcement now under commission, $5,- has exceeded 500.
many who were looking on, seem to have 500: to cancel debt now existing and set During one of those years the growth was no higher ambition than to get cattle the Board free, $10,500 ; half cost of new greater than that of the mother church sufficient to buy another wife. house at Tindivanum, $1,600; making a itself ; that is, the ingathering of souls A near neighbor of mine, a Swazie total of expenditures absolutely required by their nine ministers in heathen India chief, has no less than thirty-five wives. for the year, $99,600.
-two native and seven American-was Some things connected with these maractually greater than that of their seven riages highly amused me. Neither of the
hundred ministers in America. And dur- brides wore any shoes or stockings, and UNITED PRESBYTERIAN
ing the first quarter of the present year, the only female wearing a hat in the CHURCH.
1886, more than 600 men and women, with chapel had donnod a man's hard, white The year for the Board of Foreign Mis- their 200 or 300 children, have cast their hat, and decorated it with long loose ribsions of the American United Presbyterian dumb idols to the moles and to the bats, bons. The brides wore print dresses Church closed April 30. The total re- confessing their faith in the Lord Jesus. made by our people here, and they lookceipts for the year were $86,352.77. The This is a larger accession than had been ed quite respectable. Fully one-half of ordinary current expenses of the mis- received in any previous whole year. the spectators of both sexes, were nearly sions in Egypt and India were met, but
naked. Then, when the ceremony was the debt of the past year remains, and
over, I was surprised to see the brides get some extra work in the missions has in- ENGLISH WESLEYAN MISSION- up and walk out, leaving their husbands creased the expenditures.
sitting and waiting until all the women The past year has been one of an en- The income of the Society for the year had left the chapel, as is our usual cuslarged ingathering, and the work most just closed is below that of the previous tom. Although there was no wedding encouragingly goes on. In India, where year. “Living British Methodists have breakfast, there was a wedding dinner, the increase was very large as reported given £1,778 less than the previous year. 'and plenty of food for all comers.
The outrages perpetrated against the Shall I now run, O Lord ? The following missionaries have re- Chinese in this country are beginning to Make me a herald of the Cross, turned to the United States : Mrs. S. M. bear fruit in China. Tidings have just To preach the Gospel to the poor, Schneider and Miss Martha J. Gleason been received that Rev. A. A. Fulton and And may I count all things but loss. from Constantinople; Dr. and Mrs. D. E.
wife and Mary H. Fulton, M. D., with Except to speak thy mercies sure ; Osborne from China; Miss Mary G. Hol- their helpers, who had gone to establish Send me, I pray thee, Lord. lister from Turkey. a new station in the interior at Kwai
Shall I now run, O Lord ? The following missionaries have sailed Ping, have been driven away by a mob for Kusaie, Micronesia : Rev. E. M. Pease, and their premises burned. They made The glories of that sacred place
Proclaiming rest, eternal life, M. D, and wife, returning, and Miss E. their escape with their lives, but lost where enters neither pain nor strife, T. Crosby, Miss S. L. Smith and Miss L. everything except the clothing worn, Where thine rejoice before thy face. E. Hemingway, going out for the first This occurred about the 5th of May, and Send me, I pray thee, Lord. time. about a week thereafter the Fultons
ENGLISH BAPTISTS. writes that in two Sabbaths of March
There are no Protestant missionaries there were forty-three additions to four
The Ninety-fourth report of the Baptist among the million and a half of people churches.
Missionary Union shows that the past year in Tripoli, North Africa. There are gracious revivals reported in commenced with a balance in the trea- There is a Korean student in Salem, both the Girls' and the Boys' Schools at sury of £70, and closed with a deficiency Mass., and there are three Korean politiSamokov, Bulgaria. There is also a simi- of £1,902. The debt is not due to any cal refugees in California. lar awakening in the Collegiate Institute, decrease in the receipts, but solely in
It is estimated that in 1784 there were and in the meetings “most of the uncon- consequence of increased expenditure, 420,000,000 of pagans, and that these had verted students have announced them as the receipts of the previous year were
increased in 1884 to 835,000,000. selves as decided to live for Christ, and £59.143 and that of the present year,
The Moorish women after they attain the remaining students have asked for £61,417. the prayers of Christians.”
During the year there had been 10 the age of fourteen are allowed to leave
the house only about once a fortnight deaths among the missionaries, and of these 4 were of the Congo Mission, and
and then closely veiled. 4 in West Africa. There had been 21
At Apia, one of the Samoan Islands, AMERICAN BAPTIST MISSION
missionaries accepted for service during the American Consul has declared a proARY UNION.
the year. Nine additional missionaries tectorate over the island in response to The annual meeting of the American had been sent to the Congo, and at the the request of King Malietoa. Baptist Missionary Union was held at present there are 15 missionaries on the There are now 25 workers in the KaAsbury Park, N. J., the last of May.
Congo, and 3 in England belonging to byle Missions in Northwest Africa. A The reports showed there were under the Mission.
new mission has lately been opened at the care of the Union 45 stations and 957
The annexation by the German Gov- Arzila and there are good congregations out-stations; 221 missionaries, including ernment of territory on the West Coast of Moors and Jews. lay evangelists ; 1,731 native preachers; of Africa, where the Baptist Missions are, 1,220 churches with 118,163 members. has interfered with the work and it is of the Methodist Episcopal Church to
Rev. C. Willerup, the first missionary The baptisms in 1885 numbered 8,970. proposed to relinquish it, “provided sat- Denmark, died in Denmark, May 19,
The receipts of the year were $384,996.- isfactory arrangements can be made with aged 70 years and 7 months. His last 73, which left a balance in the treasury some evangelical German missionary or- years were full of suffering. on April 1 of $2,938.19.
ganization for the continuance of ChrisThe two great events of the year just tian effort throughout the district.”
It is probable that the communicants closed were the opening of Upper Burma
and adherents won to Christianity from to the missionaries and the development
the actual heathenism of to day, by all of the missions on the Congo.
Shall I Ran, Lord ?
the missionary organizations maintained There was an offer made to have the
by the Christian world is about four milappropriations to the European Missions
lions. Shall I now run, O Lord, discontinued, but it was finally decided
Rev. G. H. Rouse of the English BapAnd bear the message of thy word ? to continue them as heretofore.
tist Mission in Calcutta, says, that if the It was determined to prosecute vigorMy feet prepare to carry far,
same rate of progress is made by ProtestTo those whose ears have never heard, ously the Congo mission.
antism in India as during the past cenThe tidings of the Morning Star; Rev. Dr. Edward Judson was elected
tury, India will be Christianized in the President of the Union ; Rev. Dr. J. N. Send me, I pray thee, Lord.
sense that England is,-in 108 years. Murdock, Corresponding Secretary, and Shall I now run, O Lord ?
A missionary in China writes : “ The Rev. H. M. Bixby, Home Secretary.
Touch thou my tongue with heavenly fire, Chinese have a strong physical life, hold-
with equal training, will match those of PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, That I thy messenger may be ;
any country ; and hearts which have unNORTH Send me, I pray thee, Lord.
limited possibilities of Christian culThe General Assembly ordered that, Shall I now run O Lord ?
ture." beginning with the first of 1887 there Declaring love and pardon free,
A missionary in Japan writes : “Jashould be a consolidation of the Home That word which brings to life again, pan is born to be, and bound to be, a Record of Philadelphia, the Home Mis- The hopes of lost humanity,
missionary nation. In education, in masionary, and the Foreign Missionary of And raises fallen ruined men
terial development, in government, and New York into one magazine. Send me, I pray thee, Lord.
in religion, Japan is to do missionary ser
BY F. J. STEVENS.