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tion connected with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. That leaflet has a circulation of about 42,000 copies each quarter. A small charge is made for it so that all expenses of publication are provided by those using it.

well, will put an end to the haunting fear of a deficit with its paralyzing effect upon enterprise and extension. God has entrusted to the people of the Church abundant means for His work. No people are more ready to give money to a cause than ours when once they have really identified themselves with it. There, after all, lies the secret of success —that we aim to make ourselves one with our Lord in His purpose for the world.

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HE editor will be interested in hav

ing the opinion of readers of The SPIRIT OF Missions concerning this plan

and in receiving What Do You their assurances of Think of It? co-operation. In

times past not a few have suggested the desirability of reprinting the material in the "Sanctuary of Missions” in leaflet form. It is hoped that this new plan may meet the wishes of these friends.

Nowhere is the need for intercession more strongly felt than in the mission field and by the missionaries. Mr. Van Meter, whose faithful work at Kiukiang contributed much to the notable growth in the station but who was brought back to this country about a year ago by illness in his family, expressed a conviction shared by all, when he said: “We missionaries cannot do any really great work for the Master without the true, earnest prayers of God's people, especially those who believe in prayer and know its power and have had experience of its results."

N some parts of the country during

the past winter there has been a frank facing by laymen of their relation

to the campaign of The Arousal of Church extension. the Laymen

Recently

the leading business men in Atlanta came to our Department Secretary after a service and said: "I am deeply interested, and, thinking over your address this afternoon, I hare decided that we laymen ought to take this matter up in a business-like way and push the work on.”

The result has been the inauguration of a determined effort for larger offerings and more personal interest under the name of the “Laymen's Forward Movement.” In New Orleans the visits of Archdeacon Stuck, Bishop Kinsolving, of Brazil, and the Department Secretary have stirred both clergy and laity to undertake greater things for the

It was in New Orleans that the movement to provide a launch for the use of Bishop Rowe and the missionaries on the Yukon and tributary rivers had its origin. Here, too, a promising forward movement of the laymen has been begun.

recent meeting of the Pittsburgh Church Club, its president, after addresses by the Bishop of Pittsburgh, the General Secretary and the Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Missions, was requested to call a meeting of Pittsburgh Churchmen, clerical and lay, to consider what can be done to help the local parishes and

cause.

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PRIL'S record in offerings for the

Church's Mission is highly gratifying. The month began with an income

$16,000 behind that Finances Forging of last year;

it Ahead closed $8,000 ahead.

Evidently there has been some earnest prayer and work resulting in a readiness to make gifts more nearly worthy of the King and His

A little more earnest work; a little more steadiness in the ranks; a little wider following of the lead set by those who during the past month have given so

cause.

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people to realize present privilege and Claude M. Lee, who is in charge of the opportunity. In a number of other cities medical work at Wusih, has shown much in the United States and Canada meet- ingenuity in fixing up an old house for ings and conferences of laymen have hospital and dispensary work. Only been held this winter under the auspices eight patients can be accommodated, and of the Laymen's Missionary Movement. those at a pinch, but even this is better In several instances, after hearing a than nothing for a city of 300,000 people. business-like statement concerning the It is hoped that the eight-patient hospiwork to be done and what is now being tal and dispensary may be only the predone, the laymen present pledged them- decessor of a worthy hospital to be selves to vigorous effort to increase erected as soon as friends at home supgreatly the offerings from their several

plement the gifts which will undoubtedcommunities. Thus the laymen of

ly be made by the local people, so that the Topeka, where the missionary offerings

total may be sufficient to put up a simple of all Christian bodies for work abroad

building. Not less than $5,000 should were last year $7,500, have undertaken

be provided for this purpose. to raise this year $25,000. The St. Joseph laymen proposed an advance from $12,000 to $50,000; St. Louis lay

URING the first three weeks after men from $56,000 to $250,000; Nashville

Easter, 1907, 1,301 Sunday-schools laymen from $20,000 to $60,000.

had sent offerings totalling $27,128. For Toronto, instead of giving $141,000 for

the same period this work both at home and abroad, proposes The Sunday

year the record is to give $500,000. While

school Easter 1,719 schools with Churchmen were present at most of the

Offering gatherings in this country, we have not

total gifts of $37,

245. These figures heard that they have entered into the

do not include in either year the offereffort with the same zeal as has been

ings from the Pennsylvania schools. shown by others. In Toronto, however, the Church laymen have taken their full

There is good reason for believing that share. They have organized a strong

once again the diocese will make a new

record. The offerings of Holy Apostles' committee, and instead of giving, as last

School are said to total over $12,000, or year, about $50,000, they will try this

about $2,000 more than last year. Bishop year to give $150,000.

Restarick reports a notable gain, from

$189 to $331, in Honolulu. Trinity NE of the latest forward movements

School, Atchison, Kan., by vigorous efin the District of Shanghai is the

fort in the face of hard times, has inopening of St. Andrew's Dispensary at

creased its offering more than twenty Wusih

March per cent. The Sunday-school Auxiliary An Eight - Patient 6th. An imposing

is a sturdy helper of the Board of MisHospital gathering of the peo

sions. We have no fear that the young ple of the city was

people will do too much for their own held, including both the magistrates of

good. We are often ar ous lest he Wusih, the gentry of the place, together older people of the Church fail to catch with the most prominent business men, the spirit of the Sunday-schools, and, inand a number of visitors from other stead of being stimulated to more worthy nearby towns. All

exceeding- effort, rest content in the complacent conly appreciative in what they said about viction that after all the duty of mainthe good work of the mission under the taining the Church's aggressive work Rev. G. F. Mosher, and especially about may be left largely to the enthusiasm of the opening of the dispensary. Dr. the young people.

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DR. DRIGGS TELLS OF HIS ANXIOUS WATCH FOR THE SHIP AND SUPPLIES
THAT NEVER CAME--FORAGING FOR FOOD, FUEL AND LIGHTS--THE DISAD-
VANTAGES OF A CIRCUMLOCUTION OFFICE -- A SERIES OF DISASTERS -- AN
APPRECIATIVE POLAR BEAR AUDIENCE AT A MOONLIGHT FOOTBALL GAME--
THREE HUNDRED MILES FOR A CAN OF OIL -- THE LAST TWELVE CANDLES

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Point Hope

caution in case a disaster had occurred, January 26th

I gave him a list of provisions and oil

which he was to bring me. HE Seattle schooner that I ex- On account of having to stay home

pected would bring the mission and wait for the vessel that never arsupplies for the winter arrived rived, I had been unable to go up the

July 23d, but had nothing for coast with my boat, to collect wood and me. After that, it was simply guesswork coal for the mission, so coal was ordered as to how the things were to come. The from the captain. It was to have been season advanced, and I grew anxious. landed the following morning. During

On the evening of September 14th, an the night the wind changed, blowing acquaintance, the captain of a small strongly on shore. On looking out early schooner loaded with coal from the mine the next morning, the schooner was unnorth of Cape Lisburne, called. I told der way, sailing for its destination withhim my anxiety and asked him when he out having landed the coal. reached Nome to telephone the custom Time went along: the schooner did not house to find out what vessel was bound return, the last steam whaler sailed south for Point Hope with freight. As a pre- heavily coated with ice, then the ocean

A Message from the Arctic Night

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froze and the ice pack arrived. Affairs as owning the vessel, stating they had began to look serious. The days were telegraphed the captain of the schooner growing short, provisions scanty. Fuel to forward the freight to Point Hope if and oil were exhausted.

possible. Remembering an old shipwreck twelve I understand a steamer did arrive and miles from the mission that had laid sub- offered to pass a line and haul the merged fifteen years, with all its upper schooner off, but the offer was not acworks cut away, I offered the natives cepted. It may be the price had somefive dollars a sled load if they would visit thing to do with it. the wreck with axe and crow-bar, dig As to my stores, my friend, the captain down in the ice and pry off any pieces of the small schooner, was at Kewalik on of plank they could get hold of. It was Good Hope Bay near Deering and telelike a dog gnawing an old bone that had phoned the San Francisco captain, offerbeen already well attended to. Neverthe- ing to bring up the Point Hope freight less, I procured twenty loads of wood at a reasonable price. He was told that for the school. It is water soaked and inquiry would first have to be made by not good; the room could not be made telegraph to find out whether the firm in comfortably warm. On opening school, San Francisco would accept the offer. the temperature was more degrees below After waiting three days and receiving zero than there were scholars. I also

no encouragement; he procured a small procured five tons of coal at a very heavy sloop, went to the storekeeper at Kewalik expense. It is not near enough.

with my order and received the goods. On November 14th, the news He then sailed for Point Hope, but the that the supplies had been shipped from delay caused by waiting for a reply from San Francisco and that the schooner San Francisco made the sloop late. It carrying them was aground at Deering was caught in the ice at Kotzebue and on Good Hope Bay. The same day the the captain had to abandon the trip. receipted bills arrived. This was the This winter, the mission work is first authentic information received, of simply being held together. Each Sunwhere the stores were sent from and by day there is a good congregation at worwhat vessel. A letter had been written ship, averaging 125 out of a population but did not reach me sooner.

of about 150. The day-school has thirty Later, a letter of deep sympathy came scholars. from the firm supplying the goods as well The winter has had its disasters. Last

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WHALE BOATS IN WINTER QUARTERS ON THE ICE AT POINT HOPE

month Captain Nickleson, in command of the schooner, Duchess of Bedford, of the Anglo-American Polar Expedition, was here. The schooner had been wrecked by ice further north.

Early one morning in November a native went sealing alone; he has not returned to his home since, so his fellow-villagers think he must have ventured on bad ice in the dark and broken through.

During a heavy gale recently, when the temperature was far below zero, a family living in an igloo near the whaling station left a native lamp burning overnight in the underground passage. The following morning

the neighbors discovered the smoking ruin of the igloo and, on examining the place, found the charred bodies of the family.

During the fall a rare phenomena of nature occurred.

There was shower of meteoric dust which contained magnetic iron, at Kiralinya, Napaktook and further south. At one place it was reported an inch deep on the snow.

The natives have been meeting with success in their bear hunting; fortyfive have been killed. One was shot on the roof of an igloo, two have been near the mission at night, and one entered the village of an evening to watch the children play football by the light of the new moon.

February 4th I have made the young men offer, if they will go with their dog teams one hundred miles up the coast and haul me coal. To-day I procured four rolls of butter for six dollars from a native arriving from Koogarlik, and I will send three hundred miles for a can of coal oil, as I have only twelve tallow candles left and a few lamps full of oil procured the other day. I may yet have to take to the trail and find my way down to some mining camp further south.

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