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THE REVEREND JOHN A. STAUNTON, JR., AND SOME OF HIS SAGADA PEOPLE
ability to develop model Christian families and to make these families object lessons to the Igorots at large, and also to our own Christians, with whom it is impossible to maintain such intimate relations. : Single-handed I cannot maintain more than a superficial oversight of our 600 Christians. Their homes are too scattered and inaccessible.”
URING the past five years the
Rev. John A. Staunton has done notable work among the
Nocanos and Igorots of the Philippine hill country. Going to a district entirely devoid of religious teaching, he has built up a considerable Christian community, several hundred persons having been baptized and many confirmed. In view of the success already achieved, it is not strange that he should make this statement with regard to the future:
"If we are to retain our present hold upon this field, aggressive institutional development at Sagada is absolutely necessary. We must have our hospital, boys' school, and a girls' school, all thoroughly equipped, together with sufficient funds to maintain twenty boys and twenty girls in residence here. With this equipment I feel confident of holding our own, and growing and exerting a strong influence upon the entire district and province. The girls' school is of the utmost importance.
We must have our girls under our constant supervision and training and away from the influence of the public, to provide Christian wives for our Christian boys. The keynote of our success will be our
most effectively dishearten our friends at
Let Bishop Brent give one answer : HE railroad now runs within eigh
teen miles of Baguio and the times are ripe for our American school. If we do not make a start within a year's time the opportunity will be lost, and I shall advocate the abandonment of the scheme. The thing that takes all the spirit and hope ou of the missionary is to see great opportunities slip away one by one from his grasp. There is nothing more important than the school. The Church could, if she would, be a wise and loving mother; but for the sake of less money than it costs to put down a fine floor in a city church, the opportunity is passed by. It is piping hot.
At the recent convocation of the District of Honolulu, Bishop Restarick was able to announce that sufficient funds have been provided by friends to pay the entire balance due for the enlargement of the cathedral. This extension consists in the addition of tuo bays to the nave. They do not appear in the picture. The work was completed just before Easter. Since Bishop Restarick's arrival in Honolulu in 1902, about $27,000-nearly all of it raised locally-has been spent in the enlargement and the improvement of the cathedral church.
A HONOLULU SUNDAY
NE of the Honolulu daily “From the Cathedral, as a centre, ser
papers, impressed with the vices were held as usual at the Queen's
maintained from St. Andrew's by Mr. Everton.
Rev. Mr. Potwine officiated at Waialua “The clergy of St. Andrew's Cathedral in the morning and St. Elizabeth's in the are busy men all the week, but on Sun- evening, and the Rev. Mr. Usborne at days especially so. An account of one St. Clement's in the evening. Sunday will tell something of the activi- “This article does not take into acties centring at the cathedral.
count the Sunday work done at St. “At 7 A.M. Bishop Restarick, assisted Mary's Mission, Moiliili.” by the Rev. Mr. Bliss, celebrated the Holy Communion. At 9 A.M. St. Andrew's Priory Sunday-school met.
At 9:30 the Rev. E. T. Simpson conducted the Hawaiian service and the bishop
"Steadily forward” seems to be the motto of the
Church in Honolulu. Rev. W. E. Potwine preached. At 10 A.M. the Cathedral Sun
writes of the work among the Chinese at day-school convened, with the Rev. Mr.
St. Elizabeth's House : Bliss as superintendent, and at the same hour, on the cathedral grounds, St.
HE work at St. Elizabeth's conPeter's Chinese Sunday-school was held.
tinues to grow, though just now At 11 o'clock the bishop read Morning
we seem to be attracting more Koreans Prayer and the Rev. Dr. Huntington,
than Chinese. Within the past six of Hartford, preached.
months I have prepared and baptized “At the same hour the Rev. Mr. Bliss
eight men and one woman and now have preached at St. Clements and the Rev.
nine more men in tow (all Koreans). I Mr. Hall at St. Elizabeth's, while the
also prepared and presented for confirmaRev. Kong Yin Tet conducted the ser
tion, within eight months past, eleven vices and preached in Chinese to a large
Korean men and two Korean women and congregation in St. Peter's Church on
two Chinese girls. Last week I bapthe cathedral grounds. Also at 11 A.M.,
tized three young Chinese students, the Hawaiian Sunday-school was con
graduating from the public high school ducted by the Rev. Mr. Simpson at
and going to Berkeley, Cal., for a uniIolani School.
versity course, from which fact it may "At 2 P.M. a Japanese Sunday-school
be seen that the Christian faith appeals was held in the Cathedral Sunday-school
to those who aspire to intellectual rooms, under the leadership of Mr.
honors as well as to the common laborers. Fukao. At 4 P.M. the bishop preached
Mrs. Potwine has trained and introat the Kalihi Mission, the Rev. E. T.
duced a vested choir of men and boys Simpson conducting the service.
from our Chinese people, which adds “At 7 P.M. a Chinese service was held
greatly to our services. We feel that it on the cathedral grounds, and later in
will give us another hold upon the boys; the same building (St. Peter's) a Jap
for Chinese boys need helpful influences anese service, both largely attended. At
as well as white boys. As yet, we have 7:30 most of the clergy gathered at the
only a wooden processional cross, but Cathedral and the bishop delivered a lec
our young crucifer carries it as reverture on “The One Who Spoke with Au
ently as if it were of better material and thority."
set with costly stones.
BY THE REVEREND S. H. LITTELL
portant work of training school, and twenty-five are in training
District of Hankow, has been the school has been greatly impaired by given by the enlargement of the curricu- cramped and unsuitable quarters. A
ALL SAINTS' CATECHETICAL SCHOOL, HANKOW
the Rev. L. T. Wang, the Rev. S. H. Littell
lum, and the commencement of the building, of the Catechetical School, in Hankow. In this institution, men of good Christian standing, who do not look forward to Holy Orders, are given a three years' course of training, and then sent out by the bishop to do invaluable work as pioneers, and assistants to the Chinese and foreign clergy.
Over forty men have completed the
long, narrow building, clinging to a high wall in the midst of the dirty, hot and noisy streets of Hankow, accommodating twelve men only, with a day school downstairs by day, and meetings for enquirers and Christians by night; a building impossible to enlarge without using up the little breathing space alongside; a mile away from the classrooms and houses of the teachers—such
All Saints' Catechetical School, Hankow
has been, and is to-day, the home of the should not be limited to such a low chief institution for training male lay figure. workers in the district.
Thus are laid additional foundations But, we add quickly and thankfully, for the upbuilding of the great Church such is not to be the makeshift building in China, upon which picked Chinese, of the school much longer. God willing, trained for the work of master-builders, we shall enter our own new building, shall in future, if God so wills, help now being erected, early next year. The erect the building of God. accompanying photographs of
the architect's plans give an idea of the appearance of the building, though not an adequate idea, for the building is shaped
IF like an L, and the picture gives no idea
A clergyman in a southern diocese writes : of the size. The new school is to contain separate bedrooms for fifty stu- 'HIS parish has a mission in the dents and two teachers, in addition to
northern part of the city among che necessary class-rooms, chapel, li- the poor people. February 17th a young brary, office, reception room and dining- married man, a carpenter working for room. Moreover, it will be possible at day's wages, and a member of the misany time to add to the length of the sion, came to the rectory with $6.60 for building in two directions, when neces- missions. He said he had made up his sary. The exterior, of brick trimmed mind to give a tenth of his earnings to with red sandstone, with a verandah on the Lord. I knew he had had sickness the first floor running around two sides, in his home—and a very humble home will be effective in appearance, though it is—and had been put to quite a little almost severe in simplicity. The whole extra expense. So I suggested that he building is to be erected for the remark- give just the $5 even. But he insisted ably small sum of $8,200—of which we on my taking the whole $6.60, as that have $6,500. The furniture, of course, was the tenth. On March 1st, he is extra, and will cost (exclusive of the brought $1.20 more, and yesterday he memorials, of which the chapel font and handed me $6.51 more. Since February altar, which we hope to furnish with 17th, this man has contributed $14.31 a cross have already been given) about for missions. $200 more. The large common rooms
If all possessors of wealth could only can be furnished for about $20 each. catch this humble man's spirit, the misthough the library and dining-room sionary treasury would soon overflow.