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BY ARCHDEACON STEEL
E. Checkley, who has a corps of sis assistant teachers.
URING the summer vacation the
students of the seminary in Havana did mission work in various places: Messrs. Carreras and Castro in Cardenas; the Rev. C. V. Tuzzio in Colon; Mr. Sergio Ledo in Macagua, and Mr. Ripoll in Cienfuegos, where he has been associated with Chaplain Brander, of the United States Army.
ALVARIO MISSION, at Jesus del
Monte, Havana, opened with an enrolment of eighty pupils. Under the wise and able management of the Rev. A. T. Sharpe, this work, which has always been very successful, is moring on to even better things. In this building three distinct works are being carried on at the same time—the school, under the direction of Mrs. Perez, the services of the mission, and the theological seminary, all of which are under the general management of Mr. Sharpe.
The attendance at the services is very large, and the assistance of the students has made it possible to organize a good choir.
NUMBER of changes have recently
occurred among the clergy. The Ven. C. M. Sturges, Archdeacon of Eastern Cuba, has been transferred from the charge of Camaguey, Ceballos, Bartle and La Gloria, to that of Sagua la Grande. The Rev. Charles E. Snavely, formerly of San Juan, Porto Rico, has assumed charge of Mr. Sturges's former work, making his headquarters in the rectory at Camaguey. The Rev. J. M. Lopez-Guillen has been transferred from Guantanamo to Guanabacoa, a city near Havana, where he will hold regular services, also taking charge of the mission at Bacuranao, and teaching in the seminary. His place at Guantanamo has been taken by the Rev. C. B. Ackley, formerly on the staff of St. Bartholomew's, New York. At Guantanamo a new church is being built.
'HE American school in Guanabacoa
reopened with an enrolment about the same as that of last year. This is the school begun last year by the Rer. H. C. Mayer, who returned to the United States at the end of the school year. It is now under the direction of Miss Vabel Smith, and its success is assured. In the house which has been rented for the use of the school, a room will be fitted up as a chapel, and the Rev. J. J. LopezGuillen will hold regular services in it.
TH double the number of the opening vides S - is the mainan trainingtechool for
HE Cathedral School for Girls, in
the Vedado. Havana, reopened October 1st, with about sixty pupils, AN FELIPE mission, at Limonar,
is the manual training-school for of last year. This school embraces in its colored children, in charge of the Rev. regular course the primary, intermediate Emilio Planas. In the school there are and high school grades, with kinder- fifteen boarders, and twenty-nine day garten, academic and collegiate branches, pupils. As the school is licensed for only including Spanish, English, drawing, forty-five pupils, it is impossible to physical culture and needlework. The
accept more, although Mr. Planas is school is under the direction of Miss E. overwhelmed with applications. The boys
gregation is steadily growing. A church city. Two Sunday-schools are already building is badly needed here. Mr. in operation, and another is in conPlanas has another mission at Coliseo, templation. where he has a large congregation, and a Sunday-school. 1
HE walls of the episcopal resiHE Spanish mission at the pro
dence have reached their full
height, and it is likely that the building charge of the Rev. Estaban Morell. will be ready for occupation about There are regular services every Sunday January 1st. The money for this buildand a weekly celebration of the Holy ing comes from the Men's Thank-offerCommunion, with a large attendance at ing. The house will be comfortable, all the services. A large chorus choir
dignified and handsome, and in every renders the music very acceptably.
way worthy of the Church in Cuba.
GEORGE BRINLEY that we are growing in the spirit of our
Attention is called to three recent events of great significance:
“The first was the refusal of Bishop N November 14th, as the Rev.
Rowe to leave Alaska, when he was George Brinley Morgan, D.D.,
elected by the House of Bishops to a was on his way from Christ
home jurisdiction. For twelve years he Church, in the city of New
has rendered heroic and valiant service Haven, to his home, he was struck
in that difficult field, enduring cold and by an automobile and so badly injured hunger without a murmur; again and that he died early Sunday morning, the
again facing death, drawing his own sled 15th. Dr. Morgan had been rector of
when he had not the money to buy Christ Church for twenty-one years. His
dogs. His health was breaking down readiness to serve all in need, his gentle
under the strain and his brethren ness and his transparent goodness en
thought to bring him relief and to prodeared him to hundreds of fellow-citi- long his useful life by calling him home. zens. One of the New Haven clergy says
But he would not come. Only a few that beyond doubt Dr. Morgan was more
months later, Bishop Brent, who has greatly beloved and exerted a deeper in
done such noble work in the Philippines, fluence than any other clergyman in the
was elected to the Bishopric of Washcity.
ington. From every point of view, this Elected a member of the Board of
was a call to undertake duties of the Missions in 1904, Dr. Morgan discharged first importance. To build up the this trust with characteristic fidelity.
Church in the capital of the Nation on Only urgent necessity kept him from the
the strong and broad foundations laid monthly meetings. During the four
down by the lamented Bishop Satterlee years of membership on the Board, Dr.
demands great gifts and presents a Morgan served on the Committee on unique opportunity. Twice the call was Domestic Missions and for years, dur- given, twice was it refused. Bishop ing the absence of the Rev. Dr. Alsop, Brent would not leave the Philippines. filled his place also on the China and
Finally, but a few weeks ago, the Rer. Japan Committee. In 1903 Dr. Morgan Dr. Lloyd, the General Secretary of the was elected Bishop-coadjutor of Spring- Board of Missions, declined for the field, but felt obliged to decline.
fourth time an election to the episcopate. Mississippi, Kentucky, Southern Virginia and Maryland have each called
him to become a bishop in the Church A BISHOP'S LETTER of God. He declined because he would
not surrender his place in the forefront TO HIS DIOCESE of the Church's missionary work.
Such acts as these . . . are
to us to rise up to the full measure of ISHOP FRANCIS has written a
our duty and to sacrifice ourselves in pastoral letter on offerings for Christ's cause. Surely when we have in Church Extension. He asks the Church men such as these ... the that it be read in all the
least we can do is to provide them with churches in the Diocese of Indianapolis the means to do their work, and thus to on one of the Sundays of November. share with them in extending the King“To have the diocese meet and overpass dom of God and in bringing men every. its apportionment,” he says, “is the dear- where to the knowledge and service of est wish of my heart, for that will show God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
SIDE BY SIDE FOR THE UPLIFT OF CHINESE WOMANHOOD
YEARS' WORK ON BEHALF OF
BY LILLIS E. CRUMMER
Hall, Shanghai, and the mem- has worked all these twenty years,
been looking forward to October for the occasion. At half-past twelve we 8th, when the twentieth anniversary of all sat down to a very fine Chinese feast, the arrival in China of Miss Steva L. having been summoned to it by the exDodson was to be celebrated. During plosion of fire-crackers and sky-rockets. eighteen of these twenty years Miss Dod- At two, the children had arranged to son has been principal of St. Mary's. make Miss Dodson, and incidentally As we drew nearer the time of the cele- themselves, very happy by an exhibibration our hearts sank, for day after tion of Chinese jugglery, ventriloquism day the equinoctial rains poured down. and sleight-of-hand. The rain had The night of October 7th brought no stopped, and this took place out on the relief and no one thought of anything lawn. Perhaps no other land in the but a wet anniversary for Miss Dodson world excels China in this art. The comthe next day. The small children par- pany consisted of three experts from ticularly felt anxious, for they had Pekin. The exhibition was of interest to planned to make Miss Dodson very all, but the smaller children particularly happy with some out-of-door sports. enjoyed it, especially the imitation of the School closed at noon and the afternoon creaking sound of an old wheelbarrow and evening were given over to our cele- pushed by country coolies who imagine bration. Mrs. Tsang, the house- the louder it squeaks the lighter the load.
It is a sight and sound found only in growth and improvement in the school China and at times it becomes so nerve- as the years have gone by. He then distracting that the authorities in Shang- spoke specially of her industry as the hai order the wheels to be kept well other leading characteristic. watered to avoid the creaking sound. The Rev. Mr. T'ai, our Chinese clergyThe imitation of dogs barking and birds man at Jessfield, said he had been insinging was also fine, and the enjoyment vited to speak for the students of St. of the younger children only reminded Mary's, but that first he wanted to say one how necessary it is in our teaching something of his own thoughts on the to keep literally to the Socratic method subject of Miss Dodson. He said the and choose our illustrations from things foreigners could not speak as freely as known to them and then pass to the re- he could, for, by doing so, they would lated unknown.
indirectly speak well of themselves. He But the chief event of the day came in spoke of her life of self-sacrifice since the evening at eight o'clock. A musicale she came to China, of her patience in is a thing of not unusual occurrence in dealing with many trying circumstances, St. Mary's Hall, and when Miss Dodson and her great sympathy in caring for
plants placed around to these girls as if they were her own chilbrighten up the assembly hall, she dren. In fact, some of these students, heartily approved of the musicale coming he said, were of the second generation on her anniversary. Not until she had since she came and thus she could be entered the hall and listened to the first called, in one sense, their grandmother, number did she realize that all our mis- a very honorable title in China. He sion people from Shanghai had ended this part of the address with a gathered to do her honor. Bishop classic little poem written by himself, Graves escorted her to the platform. which, translated, runs as follows: Then he told of her service during the May your life and your health be long term of years, and pointed out that
strong and fine, she was the first single lady to achieve
And peace to old age be given, it since the days of Miss Fay.
And as rich as the blessings you He
shed on us, emphasized two of her characteristics
May your blessings fall from which he had particularly noticed dur
heaven. ing the fourteen years he had been her
At this point, the 150 girls arose. Imbishop and had been intimately con
mediately Mr. T'ai became their spokesnected with her work. He said she had
man and in beautifully chosen phrases always stood for peace and she had al
he expressed their gratitude to their ways worked for unity in the mission.
teacher, assuming the attitude of bowed Dr. Pott, who spoke in Chinese, and
head and clasped hands, which is so erwith a keen sense of Chinese humor, ex
pressive with the Chinese. When this plained how, having had two years start
was finished, two little girls came up the of Miss Dodson in his knowledge of
aisle bearing a beautiful tea-set for Miss Chinese, he had acted as her teacher
Dodson from the Chinese teachers and when she first
out. Thus he
students as an expression of their love claimed some of her glory. This made a
and veneration for one who had served tremendous hit with the Chinese part of
them so long and faithfully. The adthe audience, for they are great on stor
dresses were followed by much music, ing up merit for themselves. Then he
and Dr. Boone, the oldest member of the showed the students how they could
mission, had something to say which inlearn two great lessons from the study of terested us all. Miss Dodson's character. He spoke of Miss Dodson went through the ordeal her oneness of purpose and her perse- heroically, and one, to look at her to-day, verance in keeping to this one purpose all would never dream she was a grandthese years, noticing as he passed the mother.