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schools, which are so greatly indebted to the Methodists along the line. To this end America must devise more of the United States. Boys and girls are being led to liberal things, and certainly Methodism seems deterChrist and trained for usefulness in His vineyard, and mined to do her part. We want more of your conseinfluences are at work in, and radiating from them that crated sons and devoted daughters to pioneer and show have their part in the great work of preparing the way India's benighted ones how to live and how to work; of the Lord in these lands.
and we want, also, much more of the Lord's gold and Our whole Methodist work, English and native, north silver that are lying uninvested in the pockets of Ameriand south, was never in a more satisfactory and hopeful | ican Methodists. Indian Methodists are doing nobly, condition than at this present moment; and if I may but are unable to overtake the numberless opportunities presume to voice what I believe to be the universal con- spreading out before them on every hand. They most viction of our missionary force, I would say that we earnestly invite the personal, prayerful, and pecuniary believe, aye, we feel, that the near future will witness co-operation of their Methodist brothers and sisters in great progressive movements and notable triumphs all your favored land. And their appeal shall not be in vain.
Self-Dental Among Christians.
BY REV. E. DAVIES. The ever blessed Jesus said, “If any man will come those of less means. If his mode of life enervates and after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and weakens his moral sense ; requires constant thought to follow me." So that self denial is the first duty of a dis- supply his artificial wants; stimulates his passions, fills ciple of Jesus ; and if this is required in the beginning his soul so that there remains no hunger and thirst after of the Christian's course, it is required all the way righteousness ; absorbs his resources so that he has litthrough, for, “ As we have received Christ Jesus the tle to give to Christ and humanity; he cuts himself off Lord, so we must walk in Him, denying ungodliness from the promise of God, and his life exercises an evil and worldly lusts, and living soberly, righteously and god influence upon all who emulate him." ly in this present evil world."
It will be necessary for all who would be true ChrisMy attention was called to this subject by reading a tians to use lawful things lawfully. For “the line bemost excellent article in the New York Christian Advo- tween the allowable and the prohibited is very narrow, cate on “Is it right for Christians to live in luxury?" and it is well to keep so far from it as to be on sure We all know that it is not right, for we are to be like ground.” It is the unlawful use of lawful things that Christ, and we are most plainly taught that “if any man brings so many into condemnation. have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His."
Now, beloved reader, hɔw is it with you, are you cutIf we have the Spirit of Christ we shall tread in the ting down your expenditures on yourself, or in your steps of Christ and imitate the example of the blessed family, and giving liberally as God has prospered you, Jesus, who had not where to lay his head, and whose to the various benevolences of the church? When the cuat was worn from the top throughout. And as that Master calls you to account for your stewardship how coat was a picture of the life of Christ, which was all of will you stand ? when he says, “Inasmuch as ye did it one piece, and all for one purpose, to glorify the Father, not unto these, ye did it not unto me." and bless his fellow-men, so it should be an emblem of A minister was singing : the life of the Christian, who is to “do all to the glory of God.” Even when he eats or drinks, yea, in all that
“All I have, I have for Jesus," he does, his going out or coming in, his labor or his rest, his singing or his praying, his lying down or rising up,
as he passed out of a tent door. He had a book in his yea, in all things he is to glorify God, even in his body hand that a poor colored woman wanted. Just then the and spirit, which are his.
Spirit said, “If you mean what you are singing, give When we were baptized we promised to “renounce the
that book to that poor woman before you.” Immedidevil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the
ately he presented her with the book. She was ļo deworld, and all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal lighted that she almost wept for joy, and blessed him in desires of the flesh, so that we shall not follow or be led
the name of the Lord. Now the first poor saint that by them.” This vow cuts off luxuries ai a stroke, and
you meet, give as God has given you, and the blessing those wealthy Methodists who so far forget the vows of of them that are ready to perish shall be given you. God as to indulge in worldly lusts and needless self-in- Woe to the man and to the family that try to see how dulgence, are not true to their baptismal vows or their
much they can lavish upon themselves and how little church obligations, and those Methodists in comfortable they can give to the cause of God. Surely “they are circumstances who are beginning to imitate the world in weighed in the balance and found wanting.” O, beloved, self-indulgence in dress, or furniture, or equipage, are
make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteouson the way to worldly conformity, and are in danger of ness, that they may receive you into everlasting habitalosing not only their first love, but also their precious
tions. Millions of dollars are being squandered in the souls, for it is evident that they are beginning the down
Methodist Church every year, while the money is called ward course that may end in their eternal destruction. for in the home Missions and in foreign Missions, in Dr. Buckley justly says, in the article referred to : “Fi- our schools and colleges, in the Freedman's Aid and the delity to our obligations to our fellow-men and to God
Church Extension Societies. must be the first in every Christian mind and heart. O, beloved ! Give as God has given you, good meaFaring sumptuously every day, living in self-indulgence, sure, and pressed down and shaken together. Give till are not compatible with this, nor has the Christian you feel it. Then give till you love it. "Freely have ye the right so to live as to be a constant temptation to received ; freely give."
STATISTIC OF MISSIONS AND MISSIONARY WORK IN JAPAN FOR THE YEAR 1883, COMPILED BY THE COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS
OF THE EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE OF JAPAN.
American Presbyterian Church...
1885 Society of Friends, America....
Totals.. 183 168 57 101 3115 119 278 428 98 1604887
22 1308 40 1882 1324 150 7013 9 102
8 4: 24,144.20 The United Church of Japan (the first three in the table) reports 1 hospital, The Protestant Episcopal Church, 1 hospital, 3 dispensaries and 11,609 patients treated. The American Board, 3 dispensaries and 5,000
patients treated. The Methodist Episcopal Church, 3 dispensaries.
NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF American Episcopal Mission.
NAGASAKI. MISSIONARIES IN JAPAN,
Rev. H. Stout, & w.
Rt. Rev. C. M. Williams, D D., 37 Tsukiji. Rev. N. H. Demarest, & w.
Miss Mary E. Brokaw.
Baptist Missionary Society, England.
Rev. W. Jno. White, & w., 9A Tsukiji. Rev. T. P. Poate, & w., absent. 3. McD. Gardiner & w., 38 Tsukiji.
Rev. George Eaves, 5 Tsukiji. Mrs. L. A. Brown, 67A Bluff.
Rev. H. D. Page, & w., 536 Mita ShinMiss C. A. Sands, absent. kane.
British & Foreign Bible Society. Miss E. L. Rolman, 75B Bluff.
Rev. J. H. Molineaux, & w., 26 Tsukiji. Rev. P. K. Fyson, Hon. Sec., No. 4 Ginza TOKIO.
Rev. A. R. Morris, 4 Tsukiji.
Church Missionary Soclety.
Miss Mary Mailes, No. 17 Concession. Rev. C. F. Warren, & w. absent.
Miss Emma Williamson, No. 6 Conces- Rev. H Evington, MA , & w., No. 4 Rev. H. H. Rhees, & w., 5, Hill.
Rev. G. H. Pole, M.A., & w., No. 23 ConRev. G. H. Appleton, & w.,
Miss Jane Caspari, No. 3 Concession.
Rev. G. Chapman, No. 3 Concession.
Rev. H. Maundrell, & w.
Rev. W. Imbrie, DD, & w., 16 Tsukiji. Rev. J. B. Brandram.
Rev. Geo. Wm. Knox, & w., 27 Tsukiji. Rev. A. B. Hutchinson, & w.
Rev. D. Thompson, & w,
Rev. J. M. McCauley, & w., 6B Tsukiji. Mrs. E. Goodall.
Rev. P. K. Fyson, M.A., & w., 51 Tsukiji.
Rev. J. Williams, & w., 52 Tsukiji.
Miss B. P. Milliken, 28 Nakarokuban-cho.
Miss I. A. Leete, 49 Tsukiji.
Cumberland Presbyterian Mission.
OSAKA. Miss E. B. Gunnison, No 36 Hill.
Miss C. T. Alexander, 28 Shirokane Sa- Rev. J. B. Hail. & w., No. 13 Concession. Miss A. Y. Davis, No. 1 Hill.
Rev. A. D. Hail, & w., No. 19 Concession. Miss E. Talcott, No. 1 Hill.
Miss A. P. West, 29 Shirokane Saru- Miss Julia Leavitt, No 22 Concession, OSAKA. machi.
Miss Alice M. Orr. No. 22 Concession. Rev. J. T. Gulick, & w., No. 3 Yoriki.
Miss B. Duffield, No. 22 Concession. machi.
Rev. T. T. Alexander, & w., No. 14 Con- Mrs. A. M. Drennan, No. 22 Concession. Rev. W. Taylor, M.D., & w., absent.
cession. Rev. J. H. DeForest, & w., No. 26 Con- Rev. C. M. Fisher, & w., No. 15 Conces- Evangelical Association of North cession sion.
Rev. J. Hartzler, & w., 44 Tsukiji. cession.
Rev. W E. Walz, & w., 50 Tsukiji. Miss A. Doughaday, Girls' School, Tosa Rev. J. P. Hearst, & w., Bori.
Rev. F. W. Voegelein, & w., 50 Tsukiji. KANAZAWA.
Miss A. B. Johnson 40 Tsukiji.
Rev. T. C. Winn, & w., absent.
Female Education Society.
Miss Boulton, No. 9 Concession.
Miss Sarah C. Smith.
General Evangelical Protestant Rev. M. L. Gordon, M.D., & w., absent. American Reformed Church Mission.
Society Rev. D. C. Greene, D D., & w., Doshisha
Rev. Wilfrid Spinner, 12 Suzukicho, Su
Ha'chome, Irifune-cho, Tsukiji.
London Religious Tract Society, and Miss F. Hooper, Doshisha School.
National Bible Society of Scotland. Miss H. F. Parmelee, absent.
Rev. E. R. Miller, & w., 29 Shin Minato- J. A. Thomson, & w., Agent, No. 77 Miss V. A. Clarkson, Doshisha School.
Yokohama, Miss Richards.
Rev. H. Harris, & w., 18 Akashi-cho, Robert A. Thomson, Assist., Yokohama. OKAYAMA.
Tsukiji. Rev. Otis Cary, Jr., & w., Higashi Yama. Prof. M. N. Wyckoff, & w., Akashi-cho, Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev James H. Pettee & w., absent. Tsukiji.
TOKIO. Rev, O. H. Gulick & w.
Rev. R. S. Maclay, D.D., & w., Awoyama. Miss J. A. Gulick.
Rev. J. H. Ballagh, & w., No. 49 Bluff. Rev. M. C. Harris. & w., No. 15 Tsukiji.
Rev. Janies Blackledge, & w., Awoyami.
Rev. D. S. Spencer, t w., Awoyama. Rev. D. Scudder, M. D. Miss M. L. Winn, 178 Bluff,
Rev. J O. Spencer, & w., Awoyama. Miss Katie Scudder. Miss H. L. Winn, 178 Bluff.
Rev. Milton S. Vail, & w., Awoyama.
the United States.
Rev. W. C. Kitchin, PH.D., & w., 15
The Plea of the Nations,
U. S. A.
(The following exercise may be given by children Miss M. A. Spencer, No. 13 Tsukiji. Rev. R. E. McAlpine, Kochi.
in the costumes of the various nations, if desired.) Miss A. P. Atkinson. No. 13 Tsukiji.
Union Presbyterian Church of Scot- Across the sea, full many a mile,
From far Japan's sea-girded isle, Rev. L. W. Squier, & w., 222 Bluff. Rev. Hugh Waddell, B.A., & w., absent, I come, O Christian friends, to plead Rev. I. II. Correll, & w.. 2228 Bluff.
My country's dire and urgent need ; Mrs. C. Van Petten, 221 Bluff.
Rev. Robert Davidson, & w., 20 Tsukiji, Teach us to tear our idols down,
And give unto your God the crown.
CHINA. Rev. C. Bishop, & w.
Azabu. Rev. C. S. Long, & w., absent.
I come from China. Dark and deep Miss E. Russell.
Woman's Union Missionary Society Pacific's rolling billows sweep Miss E. J. Everding.
Twixt your fair land and mine, where Miss L. B. Smith.
AMERICAN MISSION HOME.
No. 212 Bluff, Yokohama. Unnumbered millions blindly bow,
And prayers are poured and vows are
To gods which their own hands have
Chinese Cruel Superstition. I come from India's ancient land,
Her forests, vales and mountains grand Rev. H. W. Swartz, M.D., & w.
BY THE REV. J. SADLER, OF AMOY.
With idol temples are defiled ;
The air is rent with mourning wild, Methodist Protest; nt Mission.
And suffering women live and die more pitiable proofs than usual of the In hopeless, hapless misery.
great hold superstition has on the minds
When a father is sick, the idol is From Persia's sunny vales I come.
brought, and the sorcerer, as its mouth- No longer may our lips be dumb ! Mission of the Reformed Church in piece, states what is to be done. He finds The days and years are fleeting by,
And we in heathen darkness die. out how much money the person has, Rev. A. D. Gring, & w., 28 Tsukiji, Tokio.
Oh, haste the bread of life to give, Rev. J. P. Moore, & w.. 50 Kami Niban: and accordingly gives his directions.
That Persia too may eat and live ! cho, Koji-machi-ku, Tokio.
First, it is ordered that offerings be preRev. W. E. Hoy, Sendai. sented to the small god of the place, to
SYRIA. see whether his ability is sufficient; if From Syria's sacred shores I comeMission of the Methodist Church of Canada.
not, then the erior deity in the prefec- The land your Saviour called his own; TOKIO.
ture, some distance away, must he tried, Yet where his holy feet once trod Rev. D. MacDonald, M.D., & w., 5 Tsukiji. and this at larger expense. If he fail, They know not of the living God ! Rev. G. Cochran, D.D, & w., 13 Azabu. there must be offerings to Heaven, as the Teach us of Him who died for all.
O Christian people ! heed our call ; Rev. C. S. Eby, B.A , & w., absent.
highest power. These offerings are so Rev. R. Whittington, M.A., & W., 13 ordered as to tax the funds of the sick
man's family to the utmost. Often fields From Afric's darkened shores am I; Rev. T. A. Large, B.A.,13 Torii Zaka. have to be sold to meet the outlay, and Hark! hear ye not that mournful cry? Miss E. J. Spencer, 14 Torii Zaka.
after this, one child after another. Thus There human blood is daily shed, Miss S. J. Cochran, 13 Torii Zaka. Miss M. Cochran, 13 Torii Zaka.
I heard last night of several children sold And living souls are as the dead. Miss M. Cartmell, 14 Torii Zaka. out of one family! It will happen that oh, haste and help to free our land
From Error's dread, despotic hand. after all the father dies.
away their first-born son. The other Our land lies 'neath your own fair sky,
children were all girls, and therefore the Yet South America has needs, Seamen's Mission. boy would naturally be the more valued. For help to break the chains that bind,
And earnestly, O Christian, pleads W. T. Austen, No. 72, Yokohama.
The fortune-teller was called in to report And life's immortal way to find. Society for the Propagation of the on the new arrival. He duly consulted
NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN. Gospel.
the year, month, day and hour of the TOKIO.
boy's birth, and then reported thus : "If The noble land I call my home, Rev. A. C. Shaw, & w., 13 Roku-chome, you bring him up, he will be the death and free its hills and mountains roam.
But I have heard the white man pray, ligura.
of his parents. Neither must you sell And seek to know the living way. Rev. E. C. Hopper, & w., 48 Tsukiji. Rev. A. Lloyd, & w., 24 Shinboricho, bim. You must cast him away.”
Oh, come and teach the Indian brave, Shiba.
You may imagine the distress of the How your Great Spirit waits to save. Miss Alice Hoar, 13 Roku-chome, Iigura. parents. But there was no help. So they
MEXICO. took the little fellow some distance from San-no-miya cho, Koikawa-suji.
their home, and left him at the road-side. From Mexico's hill-girded shores Rev. H. J. Foss, & w., 2 Hill. A peddler came along, took him up, car
I come, a suppliant to your doors. Henry Hughes, & w. ried him off, and sold him for a trifling Haste, in the name of Christ the Lord,
Haste, with the Spirit's flaming sword ; sum. When it was too late the parents And help our fettered band to flee Society of Friends. Joseph Cosand, & w., 9 Shinbori cho found, from another fortune-teller, that From Rome's dark craft and tyranny. Azabu, Tokio. the boy was really worth bringing up!
BY RENA CLIFTON.
but, fortunately, their complexion seems to come to the The Children.
rescue at this point.
We were informed that the great hindrance to effective work with these children is their irregular attendance.
Of all that number of children present that day, perA Visit to a Sunday School in India.
haps the next Sunday nine-tenths of their places would
be filled by others. Thus much of the seed sown in I often think of the many pleasant hours I have passed
these young minds is choked and blasted by the witherin Sunday-schools in America, and think that home ing influences of heathenism. friends and others may be interested in hearing of the
As we looked over this group of busy workers we first one I attended in India.
could scarcely realize that so much had been accom. Our vessel reached Bombay on the last Sabbath of plished in one year, for the school was organized but last January at noon. We soon landed and enjoyed the
one year ago Great credit is due Miss De Line, one of hospitality of Dr. Stone, the Methodist Episcopal mis
our missionaries, who has charge. sionary pastor in Bombay.
The closing exercises were very interesting and much After an hour's rest we were invited to attend the na
the same as the opening, except that a few of the chiltive mission Sunday School, which is held in the church
dren repeated Scripture texts and many joined in givat 3 p. m.
ing the “Golden Text." The school is under missionary management, but of
Rev. Dennis Osborne, who visited America in 1884, course all the services are in Hindustani, and native con
then sang, with his son Ernest, some native Bhajausvert teachers are employed as far as they are available.
our Sunday-school songs translated and set to native We could not understand their songs or readings, but they music—which seemed to give new energy to their enthuused the same Sunday-school lessons we had used at
siasm. home. The classes were arranged much the same as
As we were leaving the house an old native Christian in our home Sunday-schools. There was an infant lady came and taking us by the hand gave us a hearty class, then intermediate classes, from that to a Bible
welcome to India. class.
It was a pleasure to notice the gleam of Christian inThe school was opened by singing one of our old Sun- telligence which shone on her wrinkled visage. One day-school songs, but of course in Hindustani. Then must visit these scenes to realize how great the need of followed a prayer by a native convert preacher who was
the Gospel to drive out the darkness and superstition of attending Conference then convened at Bombay, after
heathenism, and usher in the glorious light and love of which they sang in their own language, “All hail the Christianity. power of Jesus' name."
May our Infinite Father bless the Sunday-schools at Now, dear friends, you should hear these children, in home, and may they aid with their pocket-books as this work, sing. I fear we should be heartily ashamed
well as their prayers in sending the Gospel to the milof ourselves on account of the little interest we often
lions of men, women and children who have never heard take in this line of Sunday-school work as compared of Jesus and his love. to them. As we watched them we thought if any one
Mussooree, June 28, 1886. ever "sang with the spirit," surely they did.
The next half hour was spent upon the lesson. This time was passed very pleasantly by us in studying these many new and curious human object lessons.
Didn't Keep His Mouth Shut. Seated somewhat apart from the rest we observed A Mongol fable is as follows: Two geese, when about three natives listening, earnestly, to the instructions of to start southward on their autumn migration, were entheir teacher. These persons, we noticed, had some treated by a frog to take him with them. On the geese form of a skin disease and were allowed to touch no one. expressing their willingness to do so if a means of conWhile we watched them, we were reminded of the miracle veyance could be devised, the frog procured a stock of of Jesus healing the leper.
strong grass, got the two geese to take it, one by each You must not think of this Sunday-school as made up end, while he clung to it by his mouth in the middle. of bright, clean, happy-faced children, dressed in white In this manner the three were making their journey sucdresses with blue sashes, with their wealth of hair cessfully, when they were noticed from below by some streaming down to their waists; or in their new suits men, who loudly expressed their admiration of the dewith bright colored stockings and ties; because they vice and wondered who had been clever enough to present quite a different appearance. The children discover it. The vainglorious frog, opening his mouth are gathered in from the street. Some have a mere to say, “It was I," lost his hold, fell to the earth, and string about the waist, others have but little more, and was dashed to pieces. none are well dressed. Added to this, dirt seems to be Moral.-Don't let pride induce you to speak when one of the essentials to the life of the native child, safety requires you to be silent.