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Some Recent Recruits for the Distant Missions







pleting this duty he gave several months KEEN

of obligation as to travelling and speaking on behalf of

Churchman and as an American missions as the representative of the citizen led the Rev. Murray Bartlett to Board. Since then Mr. Edson has had give up his work in St. Paul's Church, experience in both city and town par- Rochester, after a successful rectorship ishes. His training seems to qualify of eleven years, and accept Bishop him admirably for the work of leading Brent's call to take charge of the cathethe congregation and overseeing the dral in Manila. After earning the B.A. school work at St. Luke's Church, Puerta and M.A. degrees at Harvard University, de Tierra. At the time of his appoint- Mr. Bartlett entered the General Theoment to Porto Rico Mr. Edson was rec- logical Seminary. He

ordained tor of the Church of St. John the Bap- deacon by Bishop Potter in 1896, and a tist, Elkhorn, Wis.

year later received priest's orders. For a year he served on the Grace Church,

New York, clergy staff, and was then N Miss Lettice R. Kennedy, Iowa has called to be rector of St. Paul's, Roches

given a successful and well-equipped ter. Here for eleven years his life has teacher to Porto Rico. A life-long mem- been a busy and fruitful one. A heavy ber of Trinity parish, Muscatine, she debt on the parish buildings has been passed through its Sunday-school to be- wiped out. Vigorous parish work has been come herself a teacher in the school and developed on a scale to make it plain to a trusted leader in various parish ac- all that St. Paul's exists to serve the tivities. For several years she has de- community. A large and loyal congresired to offer for missionary service. gation has been gathered, inspired and When the way opened she volunteered set to work. Above all, St. Paul's has for Porto Rico because the reports from become a parish with a world-wide horithat field had convinced her of the need Not only has it taken a leading for reinforcements. Her experience as place in the diocese in giving for diocone of the most highly esteemed teachers esan and general missions, but in prein the Muscatine schools has qualified vious years it has given two of its workher for the work to which she goes as ing staff to distant fields. The Rev. teacher in charge of the parish school at Arthur S. Mann resigned as a curate at San Juan.

St. Paul's to enter upon his wonderfully successful work in China, cut short by

his death in 1907. From St. Paul's too, ISS IDA MCCULLOUGH is the

Deaconess Sands went to her present daughter of one of the devoted

post in Honolulu. missionary priests of the Church who

It was inevitable that the leader of gave a lifetime to pioneer work in South

such a parish should feel the obligation Carolina. His daughter partakes of his

for personal missionary service. That spirit. She has always been a mission

sense of responsibility was deepened by ary by temperament, by education and

reading the Bishop of Dorking's suggesby practice. For several years she con- tion that men of experience should offer ducted a small Church school in con

for missionary service as part of the nection with her father's South Caro

thank-offering in connection with the lina parish. So favorable an impression Pan-Anglican Congress. did her work make in the community When the request that he should think that when she was about to leave, on ac- of going to Manila was put before Mr. count of the breaking up of her home, Bartlett it found him prepared to make she was urged by the people of several the sacrifices involved in breaking the neighboring towns to open schools. Miss ties resulting from eleven years of McCullough is now at work at St. An- mutual confidence and service. drew's School, Mayaguez.

In the Diocese of Western New York,






Mr. Bartlett

The vestry of St. highly esteemed, and

Paul's, after recountfilled several impor

ing the not a ble tant posts. The last

achievements of Mr. diocesan council,

Bartlett's rectorship, upon learning from

said, “We each feel the bishop that the

sense of personal diocese was giving to

loss in his departure, the mission field "one

which is only in a deof its most devoted

gree compensated by priests," passed

the feeling that we resolution expressing

are releasing him for "its appreciation of

a greater work, more his faithful and con

important for the genscientious labors here

eral welfare of the for the past eleven

Church." years," and pledging

In going to Manila “him our unfailing

to work with Bishop interest and prayers.”

The Philippines

Brent, Mr. Bartlett is So, too, the Rochester

renewing an old assoMinisterial Association, composed of ciation. Years ago, while still a Harvard clergy from various churches, expressed student, he did some of his earliest its regret at losing Mr. Bartlett from Church work at St. Stephen's, Boston, of its ranks, and its satisfaction “that so whose clergy staff the present Bishop of

mportant a position is to be worthily the Philippines was then a member. filled.”

Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett sailed September





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ASSACHUSETTS is giving two

men this year to the Philippines. One of them is the Rev. Frederic C. Meredith, of All Saints', Dorchester. The son of a Methodist clergyman still in active service, Mr. Meredith was attracted to the Episcopal Church as a lad, and in 1901 was confirmed. From that time he dates his desire to give his life to missionary service. The next four years were spent at college, at Washington and Lee, Lexington, Va., and Trinity, Hartford. Graduating from the latter institution in 1905, he entered the General Theological Seminary, pleting the course last spring and receiving deacon's orders. While a student in Hartford, Mr. Meredith helped to maintain a mission Sunday-school. One of his summer holidays while at the seminary was spent as a member of the student band that went to the assistance of Bishop Horner in the mountains of the District of Asheville. His love of athletics and his skill with tools, acquired while working his way through college and seminary, will prove of great

VIRGINIAN by birth, the Rev.

Robb White goes to the Philippines from Massachusetts parish. Prepared for college in Savannah, where his father was rector of Christ Church, Mr. White entered the University of Virginia, completing the course for the M.A. degree in 1898. While in the university he determined to study for the ministry. From the same time he dates his desire to serve the Church at the front. After completing his training at the Virginia seminary, circumstances prevented the immediate carrying out of this hope, and like a good soldier he did his best at the post to which he was sent. For four years he did the hardest kind of missionary work among the mountains of Virginia, making, as his immediate superior says, a notable success of it. Then, in 1906, the call came to an entirely different field, as rector of St. James's parish, Cambridge, Mass. Here for two years Mr. White did useful work, but the eagerness to be at the front had never been lost, so that when Bishop Brent asked him to go to the Philippines





to work among the

HRIST'S Hospital, mountain people of

Topeka, Kan.. Baguio, he was ready

is making a generous to make the sacrifices

contribution to involved. "One of the

University Hospital, best-equipped men I

Manila, by sending two know," is the opinion

nurses of the class of of a clergyman who

1908. Miss Anna J. has had abundant op

Henry comes from portunity of watching

Iowa. Miss Zaida A. the man and his work.

Freese is the daughter of a priest in the Dio

cese of Kansas, though HEN asked why

born in New England. he had offered

Both have completed for service abroad,

with credit the thorMyron B. Marshall,

ough course at Christ's then a student at the MR. AND MRS. MARSHALL

Hospital and go out Virginia Seminary,

The Philippines

with the warm replied: "A Christian

mendation of Bishop should spend his life where it will count Millspaugh and Dean Kaye, as well as the most for Christ. My life will of the physicians and superintendents count the most where the need is great- under whom their training has been est. The need is greatest in the mission taken. fields.” The son of a prominent lawyer


URING a year in Havana as a of Southern Virginia, Mr. Marshall en

private teacher, Miss Mabel D. tered the Virginia Military Institute

Smith learned to appreciate the Church's with the intention of qualifying for some

work, especialscientific pur

ly as expressed suit. While in

in the parish college he was schools. When, active i n

therefore, Ohristian work Bishop Knight and finally de- asked her to cided to study take charge of for the minis- a new school at try. After his Gu a n a b a a ordination

ne ar 1907 he was in Havana, Miss charge for Smith agreed year of to join the mischurch in his


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home diocese.

Most of her
He will be sta-

life has been
tioned at Zam-

spent in Flor

ida. She was boanga, Our

educated in southern

Orlando High most mission


and in the Philip- Rollins ColMISS HENRY

MISS FREESE The Philippines

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Park, and in 1904 was graduated from taught in the Oconomowoc High School Cox College, Atlanta. At Guanabacoa one year, but felt that there were ways Miss Smith will be doing pioneer work in which he might spend his life to in an important town and will thus help greater advantage. Deciding to prepare greatly to extend the Church's influence for the Church's ministry, he entered the among the young Cuban people.

General Theological Seminary, complet

ing a special course in 1903. While at ISS ELIZABETH S. ATTEE re- the seminary he was for one year in

signs the post of General Secre- charge of a country mission near New tary of the Y. W. C. A. in Cincinnati, York. During the last two years of his which she has held for the past four

seminary life he had special work in years, to enter upon the Church's work Grace Chapel, and upon his ordination in Cuba. Her work in Cincinnati has

became a member of the Grace Church been described as conscientious, efficient

clergy staff. Here he did thoroughly and eminently successful. Cincinnati satisfactory work. From 1903 to 1905, has always been her home. She was edu

while still at Grace Church, he was also cated in its schools, and later took one of the chaplains of the New York courses at the University of Kansas and Fire Department. In the latter year he Cincinnati University. Her experience was appointed to the charge of St. Baras a teacher before entering upon the tholomew's chapel and parish house on work of the Y. W. C. A. especially adapts

New York's upper East Side. This post her to the post to which she goes at the

he has resigned to enter the foreign field. Cathedral School, Havana.

IIis determination to offer for service

abroad is not due to any failure to recogHE REVEREND CIIARLES

nize the fact that real mission work is to Breck Ackley has behind him all

be done on the East Side of New York; the advantages of a devout Christian

but he knows that where there is one home. Born in Oconomowoc, Wis.,

ready to offer for the foreign field, there and baptized and confirmed in the

are a dozen ready to take any post in parish church, he lived at home until he New York. Cuba will be fortunate, entered Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y.,

therefore, in securing, as a New York with the class of 1899. Returning to

business man. has said, “a young man of Wisconsin after his graduation, he courage, tact and strength.” Mr. and


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