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BY BISHOP GRAVES
ordained deacons. Their names are F. K. Woo, T. M. Tong and S. 2. Sung. Two of them, Mr. Woo and Mr. Tong, were originally from heathen families, but came into the Church through our day-schools and afterward attended St. John's. Mr. Sung's father is a priest of the Mid-China diocese and his grandfather was also a clergyman in the same part of China under the Church Missionary Society.
The service was on Sunday, so that few of the clergy could come, but the day was chosen in order that the fellow students of the young men might see them ordained. Dr. Pott preached the sermon on the text, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.” The Rev. T. H. Tai and the Rev. K. C. Li also took part in the service. These young men go out to work as follows: Mr. Woo to Soochow, Mr. Tong to Grace Church in the old city of Shanghai, and Mr. Sung to Kiading. I have confidence, based on my experience in teaching them for three years, that they will do good work for the Church.
ROM Soochow I went on to Wusih.
Dr. Lee's new dispensary is a substantial building and he has done a good bit of work in planning it and overseeing the construction. I hope that the Church at home will take up this medical work in Wusih strongly. We shall plan for a hospital but the immediate need is a house for Dr. and Mrs. Lee. For the present they will occupy the house where the Moshers and themselves have been living, but as soon as dispensary work begins there will be a call for rooms for in-patients. If we can get a house for Dr. Lee, we can use the house he is in for a temporary hospital. It was originally built for a school-house, and is not at all fit for a dwelling. There are two or three small pieces of land directly in front of this building which it is best to acquire when we can buy them. Thus the medical compound will be completed and that branch of the work put in proper shape. The new compound where Mr. Mosher has built his house is now levelled and walled in. By careful work Mr. Mosher has secured a good building for the money. He will now proceed to build the parish house.
T the Conference of the Shanghai
district much time was given to the discussion of the evangelistic work. This side of the work is being emphasized and needs to be emphasized, but where are the men to do it? It needs men to train helpers to feed the work. Mr. Ancell and Mr. Sinclair have gone to Yangchow to open the new work in the mandarin part of the province. It looks reckless to detach two men in the present weakness to begin a new work, but the result will justify the decision, I am sure. I want very much to support this work strongly from the very first both in men and money. Four men and two ladies at first would be a safe force so as not to be broken down by accidents. I feel great confidence that the Church will not fail us in this new
Pacific diocese :
work. The young men in the seminaries BRAVO, HONOLULU will surely see their opportunity and
Bishop Restarick come. Bishop Roots has generously loaned us a Chinese priest, the Rev. Fu E had a good Lent and glorious Ta-hwan, and Mr. Ancell will also have
Easter in Honolulu. On Good as a helper one of our men, who expects Friday the cathedral was packed during to be admitted catechist and has already the Three Hours' Service. On Easter passed through the school under Mr. Day the addition to the cathedral was Nichols. A man in Yangchow, who was finished. The offering was $6,320. I oonfirmed by the second Bishop Boone, never saw people give as they do here. has been a consistent Christian all these At 3:30 the Sunday-schools met years, though away from all Church sur- usual. Seven hundred children were in wundings, and he will do yeoman's ser- the great procession. The offering of vice in helping to open up the new work. the Honolulu Sunday-schools (not count
ing St. Clement's) was $331. Last year the same schools (less one of the new
ones) gave $189.85. The cathedral A LAND OF HIGH PER
school went up from $71.03 to $131. All CENTAGES
over the islands reports are good. Best
of all, people talk of the spiritual power From Eastern Oregon comes this glimpse of life in a part of the country which, because of the
of the Church-of the spirit of devotion. character of its people and its natural advantages, invites the Church with no uncer
1. tain sound to use her best endeavors now:
WANTED: MISSIONARY HAVE just returned from a trip to
TYPEWRITERS Vale in Malheur County. A lay
T. PAUL'S College, Tokyo, Japan, is man has been holding services and has a Sunday-school of nearly thirty. It was
ment where young men can be given the first time a clergyman had ever been
some business training. A number of there, I think, and there was a good attendance at the services. We have seven
second-hand typewriters in good condi
tion could be used in the department. communicants there. The population is about 1,000, with a stone courthouse
Has any reader of THE SPIRIT OF Mis
SIONS a machine not now in use which and stone school with almost 200 scholars. Ontario, near there, is a mu
could be started upon a new career of larger town, many brick buildings, and
usefulness in Japan? Frequently a sata brick school with several hundred chil
isfactory second-hand machine can be dren. The schools equal the one in
purchased for about $35. Washington, D. C.,
my last church, in every respect. Bishop Tuttle
SOME STUDENT STAvisited Ontario many years ago.
I earnestly hope that with this district
TISTICS under the new bishop the prospects of NDER the auspices of the Student the Church will be brighter.
Volunteer Movement more than to leave, so that I will rise from twenty- 18,000 young men and women in 460 five per
cent. of the clergy to thirty- institutions of higher learning are enthree and one-third per cent. When I rolled, this year, in 1,430 mission study went to Spokane there was but one classes. During the last college year the canonical clergyman in the field, so I students contributed $108,000 to the supbecame fifty per cent. We make up in port of missionary work under the care percentage what we lack in numbers of the different boards in this country here in the West!
HE newly consecrated Bishop of their people welcomed his coming. The
Nevada, the Right Reverend President of the University of Nevada
rived in the district late in students, saying emphatically that while April and received a hearty welcome Nevada had been willing to take Oalifrom the people of Reno, where he will fornia in the person of Bishop Moreland, make his home. At the reception given and Utah in the person of Bishop Spaldto Bishop Robinson at the Century Club ing some of the time, the great state had in Reno, Bishop Moreland, of Sacra
come now to the point where it said: mento, and Bishop Spalding, of Utah, “We want our own bishop in the person were also present. Since 1899 Bishop More- of Bishop Robinson.” Bishop Whitaker, land has cared for the western part of of Pennsylvania, who went
went out to Nevada; from 1898, until his death in Nevada as its first bishop in 1869, sent 1903, Bishop Leonard added the eastern
this message: part of the state to his great district; "My hearty congratulations to Bishop since 1904 Bishop Spalding, as Bishop Robinson. My congratulations to the Leonard's successor, has given episcopal District of Nevada. My love to all my oversight to that part of Nevada. Not friends." only the Church people of Reno, but On his way to Reno Bishop Robinson the members of all religious bodies visited Bishop Spalding at his home in joined in welcoming the new bishop. Salt Lake and was caught by an enterAmong others the Congregational, the prising photographer on the porch of the Baptist, the Methodist, and the Presby- bishop's house, in company with Dean terian ministers of the city made ad- Brewster, of St. Mark's Cathedral, and the dresses, assuring Bishop Robinson that Rev. C. E.Perkins, of St. Paul's, Salt Lake.
BY BISHOP ROWE
Allakaket, March 19th
E “blew into” “St. John's-in
the-Wilderness" Thursday, February 27th.
Here we staid until Tuesday, March 3d, when we headed for Bettles, Coldfoot, Nolan Creek, about 160 miles north of Allakaket. We made this trip, though encountering snowstorms, bad weather and no trail, getting back on March 16th. To-morrow we set out for Tanana, across the summits and lying between the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers. On the way here we had the worst weather of the winter, yet we pulled through in good time. However, I came to the mission lame and with feet that had bled from such constant wear of the snowshoes. Now I am in fine shapeready for any hard work. But we look for better weather—though for many days we have been having 40° below zero weather.
I had a fierce struggle with Arctic storms on the journey from Allakaket to this place. We were bewildered for some hours in crossing the Melozikaket divide, but found our way at last, suffering only a few frost-bites and much weariness. I was shocked and grieved to learn of Bishop Satterlee's death. I am so sorry-surely a prince of men and leader has fallen. May God give us grace and strength to follow his noble example!
I leave here on April 6th for Valdez. Then on to Sitka, and then to New York in June en route to England.
I am busy making plans for building at Fort Yukon and Neenana. Miso Farthing is well and happy in Neenana. She is doing well. I am ordering Miss Woods out on her furlough from Fort Yukon. She needs it, but is reluctant to take it.
Here is one aspect of Church work in a small
town in the Diocese of Fond du Lac :
Fairbanks, April 4th I am this far on my homeward journey. Safe and sound, ten pounds lighter and bearing only two frost-bite marks. And how good it seems to be facing homewarde. Previously it was north, ever north, until at last I reached the ultimate line of human life. countered heavy snowstorms, gales of wind, but there was something exhilarating in a fight with the elements. We had to make our own trail and were constantly on our snowshoes. I started out soft, but soon got into the “pink of condition.” I found Miss Carter and Miss Heintz well and happy. My arrival was a great surprise and joy. They are succeeding splendidly in their work.
On this trip I have driven horses, mules, dogs, reindeer and had all sorts of experiences.
E have in this place about forty
communicants; two-thirds of them have all they can do to keep themselves. We get from the congregation not quite a dollar a Sunday. We have $200 per annum from the Board of Missions. There is a farm attached to the church property. This we work, and help ourselves with the aid given us each year by the Woman's Auxiliary. We have got along very nicely. I have been nearly eighteen years in this place. We would have a large congregation if the people stayed here, but they keep moving away, and so we just hold our own. We gather in quite a number of children and instruct them in the Church Catechism. The parents of these children are not religious, but some of them are being led to Church.
SAN FRANCISCO TWO YEARS AFTER
BY THE REVEREND EDWARD L. PARSONS
ASTER Day, April 19th, 1908, Of the churches, St. John's, the Advent marked the second anniversary and the Good Samaritan Mission are of the second day of the great fire still in the flimsy temporary structures
in San Francisco. Few of the put up in the first few weeks after the Easter worshippers of this year could fire. Grace and St. Luke's did not fail to contrast the joyous hopefulness build at once, and were able therefore to and the spirit of reviving life with the put up substantial and attractive frame dread anxiety and awful confusion of buildings, temporary of course, and that time. A city wrapped in smoke small in size; but far more satisfactory and doomed has given place to a city in- than the "emergency" buildings of the stinct with life and strong in the con- first period. St. Peter's, also, which had fidence of a great struggle fairly won. just purchased new land at the time of
The progress of San Francisco has the fire and had money in hand, has an been amazing. Steel frames rise every- adequate and churchly frame building. where—the clang of hammer and the Of the institutions, the Divinity-school rumble of dray never cease. Buildings at San Mateo waits the completion of again line all the important streets, and arrangements to move to the city, and the except that so much money and strength Armitage Orphanage at the same place must still go to rebuilding, life has taken waits the settlement of financial condion again its accustomed aspects.
tions. In San Francisco, St. Luke's HosIn all this, as was to be expected, the pital can do nothing until the RebuildChurch has had to lag behind. It is the ing Fund is in hand; the Maria Kip Orpurpose of this article to present a brief phanage is restored through advances sketch of its condition to-day. In regard from that fund, and in the same way, by to rebuilding the word has been "wait.” advances from the fund, the Seamen's In