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Mrs. Ackley will be stationed at Guanta- sight to the pupils of Brooks School, namo, where, in addition to serving the Mr. Ackley will superintend the building English-speaking and Spanish-speaking of the new All Saints' Church, the corcongregations and giving pastoral over- ner-stone of which was laid in June.






Some Messages from St. Augus

tine Students HAT becomes of the gradu

ates of a school like St. Augustine's, Raleigh? Do the young

and women who are trained there really do anything for their own people?

Such questions are not unnaturally asked by observers of the Church's educational work among the Negroes of the South. These extracts from letters from graduates of the class of 1907 help to answer such questions. Mrs. Hunter says of the St. Augustine's graduates: “Many of them are prominent in Church work, and we believe that the great majority of the students are trying to take into their communities the lessons they learned here."

From St. Joseph's School,

Fayetteville, N. C. "I teach the first and third grades. At first I disliked teaching the first grade, as I was to teach a new method and I had never taught that grade before.

"I have visited some of the homes. Some are well kept and the children trained to go to church and school regularly and to be obedient. Others are poorly kept, and the children are left to do as they please, to play in the street, go to school, or whatever they choose to do, while the mothers are busy washing, cooking out or something of the kind. I notice by visiting them that it draws you nearer to the parents as well as the child. Also you can think what steps to take to arouse the minds of the different children. I have found quite a contrast in them.

Letters to the Editor



the year.

"In answer to your question about are so pretty. You cannot imagine how Church work, I attend Sunday-school, much I miss the services.” but do not have a class. I have suc- Other members of the class of 1907 ceeded in getting some who did not at- have taught in Waynesville High School, tend to do so, and also have influenced Springhope and Tryon Trade and Intwo to go regularly to church and to be dustrial School. baptized.”

From St. Mark's School,
From the Parish School,

Birmingham, Ala.
Littleton, N. C.

“I am glad you are pleased with my "Now about my work this first session: position. I myself do not think I could I tried to get to every home where there have gotten a better one. I attended St. were children attending our school. It

Mark's as a student for so long that it was not an easy task, for, as you remem

seems almost a second home to me. I ber, most of my children live far in the teach the second and third grades. Miss country and it was hard to get to their

Brown (graduate of St. Augustine's, homes. But I did go to see each child as

1904) is matron. She and I will also much as once and tried to talk to them have charge of the classes in cooking. I and their parents about the good of an

feel sure that wherever there are two education.

St. Augustine students working together “We had Sunday-school throughout success is

to prevail. I have I did not have any regular seventy pupils and nearly every day one books, but we would have the catechism

or two more come in." and the collect and gospel for the day. In addition to that I would select some LETTERS TO THE chapter in the Bible, study it and get the meaning, and then have my class

EDITOR read it over and try to get the meaning. For this work I would get a chapter HONOLULU'S GOOD RECwith a parable in it. It seemed that the

ORD IN CATHEDRAL children could more easily compare them

BUILDING to their own every-day life.”

To the Editor of THE SPIRIT OF MISSIONS From the Village School,

N the September Spirit of Missions in

an article on the consecration of St. Edwards, N. C.

Andrew's Cathedral, Honolulu, is the “The school is not large, but the com- statement that "most of the money for mittee say I am having a better at

the enlargement has been given by the tendance than any other teacher has had

people of IIonolulu.” I am glad to corthus early in the season. I enrolled

rect this by stating that all the money twenty-seven the first day and have had

used for the enlargement was given by an average of nineteen for this week.

the people of the islands. It has been The highest class thus far is the fourth

a principle of my episcopate to ask for grade. The boys and girls of the fifth

money outside the islands for distinctivegrade and some of those of the fourth

ly missionary work and buildings conare still busy working on the farms. As

nected with missions. The people of the soon as cotton-picking time is over I am cathedral, I am glad to say, are able to expecting a full school. The children

pay for all connected with it and they seem interested, and I shall do my ut- give for missionary work either through most to teach them to the best of my local or general boards or through me knowledge.

personally, a sum equal to 70 per cent. "I suppose you are all looking for- of its total income. ward to Thanksgiving. I wish I could

HENRY B. RESTARICK, be present at the chapel, the decorations

Bishop of Honolulu,





How Can He Distribute an Inadequate Staff to Meet Many

Pressing Calls
How Can He Make One Dollar Do the Work of Two



HE work here develops. A man

to me the other day, representing a Japanese set

tlement, asking for a “teacher of divine truths.” They offer me a building and they will pay four-fifths of the salary of a man. I have had a Japanese, a graduate of a normal school in Japan, in training, and I shall send him, putting him under the care of the Rev. Canon Ault, of Wailuku.

Last week a delegation of Koreans came to me to send someone to instruct twenty men for baptism. Three Iolani

I do not know how I am coming out on the Priory yet. I need a good deal more money.

We have building now (1) the Cathedral parish house; (2) the parish house at Lahaina; (3) the rectory at Wailuku; (4) the church at Hilo.

We are soon to begin building: (1). The church at Wailuku ($3,500 on hand); (2) the St. Andrew's Priory School.

From Rev. E. H. Edson, who went to Porto
Rico in July, comes this message:
HE work is going on steadily. The

ing and exhorting. Work is opening up in all sorts of ways. One plantation has offered to support a Japanese priest, if I can get him,

need a first-class American teacher at its head. As it is, three natives are doing the best they can,





(Concluded from October number)

where four years ago there was only a EAVING north- shack. It is an up-to-date, modern town,

ern Idaho we with sidewalks, water in the houses and next made

good schools. Here we have recently put visit to Ross- up a church. Twin Falls is undoubtedly fork, where is a prominent town, because all the region situated our around it is now under irrigation and Indian mission the land is intensely fertile. The populaschool; but this tion that has come in is of a very intelinvolved a jour

ligent kind and likely to be permanent. ney of 500 At present the archdeacon and a clergymiles, a part of man who lives 100 miles away, and who which took us

also has to visit a church 100 miles in through west- another direction, are the only ones I ern Montana. can depend upon for taking care of the The Lemhi In

important needs of this new community, dians are now

where we have so many opportunities of

situated on the planting firmly the foundations of the Fort Hall Reservation, so that our

Church. Buildings are needed in several Indian work in Idaho has been some

other rapidly growing towns. what concentrated. We are anxious to In visiting these towns I came from start a small hospital at Rossfork, and ito Rossfork to Shoshone, drove across the would be a fine thing if we could rebuild plains, notwithstanding the dust and our mission school, as the present build- heat of a hot July day, and arrived Sunings are very old and inadequate. The day morning in a new community called Indians are slowly improving. One sees Jerome, the beginning of an important many evidences of the coming of a better town. Putting my horse up at the day. The tepee is giving place to the

stable I visited all the houses and hut, and the nomadic life to the settled shacks and arranged for service in the life of the farm. The Indian is laying land office. At three o'clock that afterdown the spear and taking up the pru- noon I preached to a large and very inning hook. They are beginning to feel a terested congregation and felt it was well pride in progress and civilized ways. As worth while to have made the effort. one said to me: “If the Indian is to Then I rode on to another town, where hold his own he must be like white man; that night we had a good congregation if he lives old Indian way no stay here and appreciative people. I could not long."

help longing for a clergyman, full of Going from Rossfork I visited the coun- earnestness and devotion, to take up this try which has been recently reclaimed work, for the people are in great from the desert in the Snake River measure as sheep having no shepherd. Valley. There are ten new towns here, This part of my journey brought me but I have not been able to get a min- within a few miles of the Nevada state ister to take hold of the work as a resi- line. I also visited Salmon City, seventy dent. One town has now 3,000 people, miles away from the railroad in a very



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beautiful valley and a most interesting town. Here a few years ago we had only five communicants and no property; now we have a church property, secured largely by the contributions of the people and valued at about $7,000, consisting of a stone church and log rectory. We have also about sixty communicants, the greater number of whom I have confirmed, and, above all, we have an earnest, effective set of men and women. I confirmed a good class and after the three services on Sunday I set out Monday morning at five o'clock on a journey of sixty-five miles by stage along the Salmon River Canyon. The whole journey was like a trip through Yellowstone Park-swift-flowing river, snowcapped mountains, picturesque little ranch houses, tall wooded hills, clear, fresh atmosphere, the romantic scenery on every side. I arrived at Challis in the evening, visited all of our people in the town, and, after a hasty supper, had service, preaching to a full congregation, baptizing two people, and taking an offering for our missionary work. The next morning I arose at five o'clock and started out on the stage over the Lone Pine Divide down through Antelope Valley to Mackay, a mining town, where a few years ago we built a nice

church. Here I met our clergyman, the Rev. Mr. Chamberlain, who came up from Blackfoot. We visited the people and I had service, the next morning baptizing and confirming those presented. This place is under the charge of a clergyman, who lives a hundred miles away. At Blackfoot the people met Mrs. Funsten and myself and it was very delightful to notice the number of young people who by the influence of the clergyman and his wife are brought into touch with the Church and are being prepared to be strong and helpful influences in the future.

I also had services at Idaho Falls, which is a growing town in eastern Idaho, where the Rev. Mr. Maughan is doing all he can, and doing it very effectively, to push forward the work. This is in the Mormon country; probably a third of the population of Idaho is Mormon. The whole system has a very deadening influence on all religious work, lowering standards and making people very indifferent to spiritual things. Unhappily in Idaho Falls, long before my day, a debt was incurred in building a church out of proportion to the means of the community. Our Church people there are few, and the $4,000 debt that still rests on them has

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