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I have not told the sad, simple story neglected (which he will be, of course, of little Stephen's sickness and death among the natives) he will go as with the purpose of harrowing up the Stephen went. I shall ask Miss Carter feelings of the reader, but I have told it to try to save little Ben—and I know because it illustrates in several ways the she will. ends that the new mission the But not only by such direct means as Koyukuk River will serve. I am sure these will the mission help, but by gradhis death unnecessary-humanly ually teaching greater care of the young speaking. I am sure that if he had been and by gradually breaking down the taken in hand earlier, before the disease savage indifference and callousness. It got such hold on him, he might have re- takes time to do anything in Alaska. It covered. And I am not at all sure that takes time to accomplish any human if there had been a trained nurse and training, any improvement in general proper accommodations and care, even conditions of life, anywhere. But the after he came to me, he might not have mission has come to stay and the years thrown off the disease. His vitality was are before it. Give it ten years, give it wonderful And the point I want to twenty years, and it will leave its mark make is—that I believe that there are broad and deep on these people. It will many such unnecessary deaths among be difficult work at first, althưugh not these people. Infant mortality is espe- such difficult work as other missions in cially high. There is one couple in this Alaska have had. Fortunately, the lanlittle village who have lost five children guage is the middle Yukon tongue, and and another who have lost three. Stephen all the translating work done at Tanana has a little brother living down at Moses's will serve here. Fortunately, alsu, it is Village-a little chap of five or six, and remote from white settlements, although the prettiest little Indian boy I have ever there is frequent contact with the white

But the child has a cough that I men who pass up and down the river, don't like at all, and I am afraid if he is and particularly with those who are prospecting on the Alatna. These natives end so greatly. The only thing he have not entirely escaped the contam- wanted to eat was dried apples, and I inating influence which seems always to was afraid, in the condition of his follow in the white man's train.





stomach, stewed fruit was bad for him. And that brings me to the last thing I So I put him off with "by and by.". But want to tell about little Stephen. It isn't he wouldn't be put off. “Go ahead,” he a pleasant thing, and, I suppose, artisti- said. “Not now, Stephen, makum more cally, it ought to be cut rigorously out, sick; by and by.” “Go ahead,” he inbut I am most anxious that the good sisted, “why the h– don't you go folk "outside” who support our work ahead ?” Now the boy had no notion what should know the real conditions here, those words meant, not the least. He and appreciate the hindrances and diffi- had heard them, heard them repeatedly, culties we meet.

I have no doubt, from white men poling Stephen had only a little English, but up the river, from white men on steamhe had more than I thought he had at boats, from white men driving dog first. These children are shy about their teams. And I give this instance of the English until they know you pretty well. wholly unconscious use of profane lanHe would try very hard to make me un- guage because it is a mild instances0 derstand sometimes and I would try very mild, that perhaps the editor will let it hard to understand. One day, when I in. The truth is, the first English these was seeking to find what he would like people ever hear, and therefore the first to eat he kept saying "ca-vlute," and it English they ever learn, is profane and was quite a while before I “caught on.” blackguard speech. It is pitiful to think He was asking for "canned fruit,” of that there are people who have never which at some time or other he had par- heard of our Lord Jesus Christ as their taken. But alas! I had none.

Saviour and Friend, who are yet faThe remark to which I want to refer, miliar with His Name, and themselves however, was made later. It was after use His Name, as a common by-word. that surfeit of berries which hastened his There are such people in Alaska. I con


stantly hear the Sacred Names on the lips of natives who have worked on

THREE DALLAS steamboats, and on speaking to one of them about it, through an interpreter, I CONGREGATIONS found that he did not know what the “Christ," he was uttering so commonly,

OR ten years a few Church people meant.

of Mineral Wells, Tex., in the Here, then, is one of our great diffi

Diocese of Dallas, have been tryculties. These unevangelized people are

ing to establish a church in their already profane in speech. The names

community. A week-night service about we shall try to teach them to revere are already their habitual expletives. I am

ten times a year was all they could hope

for from the general missionary. Under the first missionary who has ever been

the circumstances it is almost wonderful among them. Some of them have been

that the mission still exists. For the to Tanana and to Rampart, others have never seen the Yukon River. There are

greater part of these ten years, services old people here who have never seen the

have been held in undesirable quarters. At Yukon River. They have their own

first in rooms over a jail, then in rooms country and their own river, and the

over various stores, a school-room and a Yukon is 500 miles away by water and pavilion. At last through the kindness of 200 by land. Yet though they have never

a Churchwoman who has recently come been preached to, they have frequently from another city, and whose home is been sworn at; though they have never larger than most of the homes in Mineral been taught to love and fear God, they Wells, a chapel has been fitted up in the have already learned to treat Him with basement of her house. Years of work contempt. It makes my blood boil some- and saving have resulted in the purchase times when I think of the gifts the white of a $500 lot, and some day it is hoped a man has made to the Alaskan Indian. simple building may be erected upon it.

To my mind the crying need of the day when the bishop last visited Mineral in America is a new movement and a new Wells he confirmed nine people. organization. Amidst all our brotherhoods and societies, I should like to see

1 a new one started that would include Christians of all kinds—all believers in God. There should be a League of the

OR years St. Mary's, Hillsboro, also Sacred Names that would gather all

in the Diocese of Dallas, has been those who are willing to stand up and working toward a church. It now has a protect the names of God from insult well-located property and the people hope and contumely. Surely an order like before long to begin work upon a $4,000 that would appeal to Roman Catholic building. The present congregation has and Protestant alike, even, one would

only one Sunday service a month, but it think, to Theosophists and Ethical Cul

is looking forward to the time when two turists. There is no denying it, no dodg

Sundays may be thus marked by coming it, the common American speech, be

mon worship. yond the common speech of any other

1 race, is profane speech; and God-fearing Americans owe it to themselves and to MAR off on the frontier of the diocese the Almighty to make some movement to is the Mission of the Holy Spirit, do away with the reproach. It will never Graham. After many years' struggle in be done away so long as clergymen and the face of difficulties, things are going ladies are the only people who resent it, well with the congregation and a simple or are supposed to be offended by it. church is now being erected.

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OOD Queen Emma was largely Miss Sellon, was in Honolulu, the build

instrumental in the founding ings, a part of those still used, were set of St. Andrew's Priory School apart by Bishop Staley, and a service

for girls, Honolulu. Repeated was held around the cross, built of coral requests had been made by King Kame- from the reef, which had been erected to hameha II. to Bishop Kip of California mark the day. to send a clergyman of the Church to Every year a service is held at the Honolulu. The bishop tried to comply cross on Ascension Day in commemorawith the request, but failed. In 1860, tion of the event. Two of the sisters when Bishop Kip was going to England, who were present at the founding of the Kamehameha requested him to get the Priory are still living, though they have Church of England to send a clergyman no connection with the school. They to Hawaii.

handed it over to Bishop Restarick in The result of this was that Bishop 1902, as they were unable by reason of Staley and his helpers came in 1862. age to carry on the work longer. The king and queen were at once most For over forty years, then, the Priory anxious to have schools for girls estab- has carried on its work, and the old lished by the Church. The society of the Priory girls, now wives, mothers, teachHoly Trinity, the Devonport Sisters, as ers and other workers, are all over the they were commonly called, sent out a islands. No institution in the islands company of sisters in 1865. They first has done more for the Hawaiian women founded a school at Lahaina, and in and girls. As one who is familiar with 1867, when the founder of the sisterhood, the country reads over the list of former For years

pupils, he is astonished at the number of well-known Hawaiian women who are old Priory girls. Many of their children and their children's children are in the Priory to-day. There is a deep affection for the school on the part of the Hawaiian people. Even now, Hawaiian women in large numbers, when in trouble, seek the advice and comfort of their old friends, the sisters, who live in a cottage in one corner of the grounds, or of the present principal or matron.

The school has been closely connected with Hawaiian history. Twice queens have sought refuge in the Priory. Queen Emma hid there during the trouble caused by the election of Kalakaua, in 1874. Liliuokalani was secreted there at one time during her troubles. nearly every girl of the rank of high chiefess was educated at the Priory, and at royal funerals of the old Kamehameha line the Priory girls always had a place in the procession.

When Bishop Restarick took charge in 1902, what was needed above everything for the progress of the work was to gain the confidence and kindly regard of those associated with the school, patrons, pupils and attendants. Such customs as had been found helpful were maintained, and while the school in some particulars needed to be Americanized, yet this was done without arousing latent feeling against change.

The old plan was followed of taking very young girls, orphans or half-orphans, into the school. These, of whom there are always quite a number, know no other home until they are ready to go out to earn their living or to be married. No young girl has been refused admittance who was known to need the care and shelter of the Priory. This has been done irrespective of pay. The child has been taken and, if possible, someone has been found to bear the expense. We always have many orphans and half-orphans for whom we receive no pay at all.

Perhaps eighty per cent. of the girls are Hawaiian or part Hawaiian, the rest

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SOME OF THE PRIORY GIRLS Two of the sisters who carried on the school for many years stand at the left with Bishop Restarick

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