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at Shanghai, which announces that “Any foreigner owning a steam launch may
have it licensed at his own Consulate like any other foreign vessel.” This allows the steam-lanuch of the Methodist Mission to run upon the Yangtsze River, as she has been waiting to do for the last two years.
Rev. J. Jackson, of the Methodist Mission at Wuhu, writes to the same periodical regarding the opium traffic at that river port, that it is rapidly increasing, and that it is passing out of the hands of Chinese into those of foreigners.
In China's Millions for February, Mr. Baller tells of a New Testament having been given at Ping-yang to a student passing out of the Examination Hall three years ago.
He took it to his home at Shih-chau, some three days' journey distant:-"Not wishing to keep it himself, he gave it away to another scholar, named K'u Wan-yih, who not only read it, but believed it. He found in it what his heart longed for, but, though believing, he knew of no place where he could be more fully instructed. Soon after, he came to P'ing yang for an examination, and learning that there was a 'Jesus Hall in the place, came to learn more of the truth. As a result he took back several Christian books, and in due time was baptized by Mr. Drake.” The man brought several to Christ. Persecution set in, but was overcome, and Messrs. Beauchamp and Cassels are now settled there.
The Gospel in all Lands devotes nearly thirty-six large quarto pages, in its February number to China. A great variety of phases of missionary work are given, mostly in quotations from missionaries themselves, though the publications whence they are taken are not always, perhaps we ought to say, are seldom, fully given. There are a number of illustrations, in the main very fair, and illustrative, though we cannot but wonder whether in all China “A Missionary in a Chinese Temple” could be seen in dress-coat, with a “stove pipe hat, with pantaloons apparently strapped under his shoes, holding excited debate with an offended Chinese priest evidently engaged in religious ceremonies. "A Chinese Girl,” is plainly none other than a Japanese Girl. The sketch of Methodist Episcopal missions in China, is interesting and valuable.
Dr. S. L. Baldwin, formerly of Foochow, now of East Boston, Massachusetts, does yeoman service in the home lands for the Chinese. . At a recent meeting of the Boston Evangelical Alliance, the subject was the Chinese Question. Dr. Baldwin maintained that there was no Chinese Problem-it was the American Problem. He met the argument regarding the Chinese emigrants being slaves, by the fact that there are no male slaves in China ; the charge that they made labor cheap, by the statement that there never has been cheap labor on the Pacific coast; the fear from overwhelming numbers, by the fact that only 100,000 arrived in twenty-five years; the complaint that they sent their money back to China, by the fact of their leaving the products of their labor in America.
Tien To Min Téng* is the title | Taylor M. D. of Osaka. The of a book by a Chinese Christian, method and the results are parely now deceased, of the name of Wang technical, and can only interest the I-hwa.. Our attention was called medical student. Dr. Taylor has to it by a note from the Rev. J. made most elaborate and remarkCrossett, who has printed the work, able studies of the disease with the and desires subscriptions to defray Sphygmograph, which are illusthe cost of publication. After ex- trated by a large number of beauti. amining it as carefully as our time ful tracings, and by which he would allow, we cannot say that confirms the opinion, first main. in its present form we recommend tained by Dr. Simmons, that the its general circulation. The style disease is not one of ancemia, but is in some places almost fascinating, that the vascular phenomena are and the writer displays a thoroughly due to the action of the materias devout spirit; but there is much morbi of Kakkē upon different that is not clear, much that is niys- portions of the cerebro-spinal nerves tical, and some that is, not to put and sympathetic system. What too fine a point on it, nonsensical. this morbid material is, Dr. Taylor So that while passages here and does not here say--doubtless rethere are of real worth, and would serving that for a still more elaborprofit the Christian pastor, the book ate report. as a whole needs very careful edit The China Review for January ing before it be given to the general, and February, is largely taken ap and especially the heathen reader, with an article of ten pages by E. There are some grains of real gold H. Parker on “Chinese, Corean, and in it, however; and they might Japanese," and twelve pages from profitably be picked out and pre- the same indefatigable pen of served by those who have time for “Notes and Queries." Mr. G. it. We may, perhaps, be considered Taylor continues his interesting Puritanical, but just here we wish
Aborigines of Forto say, that we have grave scruples
,” which makes positive ad. as to the use of F7 by Christian dition to our knowledge of them; writers, as a title of the Emperor of and Mr. Mitchell-Innes and Dr. China. When we recollect that Macgowan give interesting facts the Chinaman says #I # , about "Adoption ” and “Infanti. surely we are called upon to stop cide.” and think ere we speak of any save Him to whom that title belongs, the Acts of the Apostles, By Rev.
FT 1 1. A Commentary on as the # (Son of God.) We James Sadler, L. M. s., Amoy. are the more constrained to say this, This volume is constructed as we have in the tract before us,
different principle from the and in another which we think best
ordinary line of commentaries. It not to name, found this title thus is not a literal explanation of the used.
text, but each chapter or part of Studies in Japanese Kakkė, is ait, is considered in reference to its pamphlet on the disease elsewhere own special subject, and its vaknown as “Beriberi,” by Wallace | rious lessons are given in detail. * F e. Sce Chinese Recorder for March, 1886.
paper on the
There is thus a large amount of will be most instructive to those matter brought out and fairly for whom it is intended, and the described under the several head- analysis the author makes of the ings, and so far as we have seen, various chapters or subjects under the whole is very suggestive and discussion, will be very helpful to calculated to be most useful to the careful reader. Altogether we native students. The Acts form regard the book as a valuable an all-important portion of Holy addition to our Christian literaWrit for the guidance and develop- tare, and heartily commend it to the ment of the Christian Church in use of those engaged in the eduChina, and Mr. Sadler has done cation of young men for evangewell in treating it as he has done. listic work. WM. MUIRHEAD. We are persuaded that the work
Editorial Notes and Missionary News.
NOTES OF THE MONTH. .
its second notice we take the follow. In view of the pressure on our ing lines :—“On one occasion the columns, due to the number and late Sir Charles Lyell, on length of the articles, we add eight American steamer, was astonished pages
to usual number. at hearing a passenger declaiming Our next number will be
against an excellent individual, spondingly diminished. The opportu- branding him as an atheist. Sir nity is too good a one to lose for Charles interposed, explaining that again urging on all our valued the party referred to was a Baptist. correspondents and contributors
The prompt rejoinder was, Aye, the great advantage, both to them- Baptist or atheist, or something of selves and to their readers, (as well that sort !' The Major's ideas of as to us,) of condensation!
non-conformity seem to be about as
hazy... It is quite clear that English The superabundance of news for Life in China is a random book of these columns requires us to post
nonsense.” pone to next month our notices of The Tungchow Dispensary, The
As a matter of course, we are Hangchow Medical Mission, The always pleased when we see that Foochow_Medical Hospital, and Dr. items and facts from the Recorder Daniel's Report of Medical Work in find yet wider circulation in other Swatow.
periodicals; and usually full credit
is given us. But we confess to From Kiukiang we learn of the some surprise at finding Rev. G. W. laying of the corner-stone of the Woodall's article, which appeared in Dew Methodist College building, the Recorder for Oct., 1885—“A Land within the city, early in April. Purchase in Nankin ”-reproduced The building is to contain seven entire in the Manual of the Methrecitation rooms, a chapel which odist Episcopal Church for Jan. will seat about four hundred,
uary, 1886, without a word of reading room, and a museum. It
acknowledgment. is hoped during this year to erect We learn from the home papers a dormitory for the students.
that it is proposed to erect We are pleased to see that the Hospital at Taiyuen Fu to the Church Missionary Intelligencer, in memory of Dr. Schofield who died its February_and March issues, there August, 1883. There could rates Major Knollys' English Life not be a more appropriate memorial in China at its true value. From of one of the most remarkable men
that ever came to China, and whose American papers, stating that Mr. early removal was such a mysterious C. T. Studd had invested his providence.
fortune of £100,000 for the benefit The Temperance Union has re- of the China Inland Mission, that lieved our modesty from the necessity the statement is entirely incorrect. of saying that the foreign residents As to the amount of Mr. Studd's of Shanghai who, as we gather from fortune or his disposal of it, the the newspaper correspondents, are
Mission are quite without inforanxious to learn about missionary
mation.”—From the Christian of work in China, cannot do better February 18th, 1886. than subscribe to the Recorder!
CHRISTIANITY ADVANCED BY ITS We note with interest a move
ANTAGONISMS. ment toward Co-operation in Foreign Missions, which took form from the various forms of hea
Christianity is doubtless to win at the meeting of the Alliance of thenism by its antagonisms to them, the Reformed Churches of the rather than by its affinities with Presbyterian System, at Belfast, them. In view of the recent disIreland, by the appointment of a cussions among us, and in the home large Committee in June and July, lands, regarding the proper attitude 1884. A public meeting, to bring of missionaries toward Conthe matter before the Christian fucianism, and Buddhism, a recent community, was held in New York on the 12th of January, at which paper by Rev. C. C. Fenn, Secretary addresses were made by various of the Lessons taught by Experience eminent divines, among whom were Dr. Jacob Chamberlain of India. as to right modes of carrying on Dr. Jacob Chamberlain of India, Missionary Work,” is of special Dr. M. H. Houston, lately of
interest. Among several mistakes Hangchow, and Dr. H. ?. Happer regarding the best mode of prosof Canton. Dr. Happer is reported
ecuting Missionary by the New York Independent as having echoed the strains of the emphasizes “An error into which
some early missionaries actually previous addresses, but emphasizing the fact that, "while in China fell
, and which is still held by a the ministers are working harmo- great many persons, especially perniously and helpfully to each other, who have not actual missionary
haps persons of learning and culture, the principal difficulty in the way of union and co-operation in the experience. It is the idea that the mission field, is in the lack of out diligently for any thing good
missionary ought not only to look union
among the Churches at home!”
in the pre-existing beliefs of those
to whom he is speaking, but that Divine service has been held in the he ought almost always in his Hall of Audience of the Palace at teachings to proceed from these as Mandalay, Burmah, where foreign- his basis, and to refrain from bring ers who wished to see the despotic ing forward the truths most opposed King had to approach in abject or dissimilar to their previous humiliation, without shoes or hats. beliefs, until he has led them on to The Japanese Government has the truths that might seem almost
For forbidden the
to flow from those beliefs. “Yaso Taiji," or Jesus opposers, to use the word
instance, all men have some notions “ Taiji," which means to expel.
of right and wrong and of retri
bution; they have, as Scriptore “We are authorized to say, with tells us, the work of the law written reference to a paragraph that has in their hearts. Therefore, it was appeared in many English and I urged, not only begin by appealing
to this, but do not speak of noticed in our March number. The the Atonement and of Christ's love, price of the pamphlet is but twenty: until by that appeal you have five cents, and it may be had of roused the conscience to action Kelly & Walsh, or of the Chinese and produced in them a trembling Religious Tract Society, 18 Peking sense of guilt. It is well known Road, Shanghai. Mr. Nye writes that Moravian missionaries in us, in correction of one of our own Greenland for some time adopted statements, as follows :-"Recorthat plan...... Plausible as this will ring to your kind notice of the seem to several persons, experience celebration, in your March issue, I has directly contradicted it, and am impelled by a sense of the proved its unwisdom and inefficacy... importance of checking an obvious Nor is it difficult to explain why it general tendency to relaxed vig. is so, even by the ordinary laws of ilance of a scrupulous exactitude human nature. It is no slight of historical statement, to call your thing for a man to forsake the attention to an incidental lapse at religions creed or customs of his the top of your page 121, in ref. nation. He will not do so unless erence to the Preston Memorial he is profoundly dissatisfied with Church, in the words, 'itself a them. This dissatisfaction is far gift to the Hospital by Dr. S. Wells more likely to be produced when Williams ;' whereas his gift was his attention is called to that which but $1,500 toward a total cost for is false in his religion than to that the edifice of $4,531. If you can which is true in it. I have in utilize the last paragraph in the Ceylon conversed with several con interest of historical accuracy, I verts from Buddhism, and heard shall be glad, as independently of of many more. What has attracted my duty to correct the error of them to Christianity has not been statement, I have long felt a moral those points in it which resembled obligation, to occasionally check the the teaching of Sakya Muni, but tendency to heedlessness in the those which were most diverse journalism of the day, by pointing to from it."
errors of statements of historical
importance, as subject to future SEMI-CENTENNIAL OF THE HOSPITAL
citation as of indisputable au. AT CANTON.
thority."-Dr. Williamsgave $1,500; We receive from Hon. Gideon the Chinese Second Presbyterian Nye in pamphlet form the report Church, Canton, $500; the Medical of “The Semi-Centennial Celebra- Missionary Society, $2,000; tion of the Medical Missionary American Presbyterian Mission, Society's Hospital at Canton," the Canton, $500; and Rev. B. C. newspaper report of which we Henry, $31.28.
Diary of Events in the far East.
2nd.-President Cleveland's Message 27th.-Lord Dufferin receives a to Congress regarding outrages on number of Chinese Merchants at resident Chinese. Rangoon.
16th.-The Franco-Chinese Delim. M. Giquel, founder of the Foochow itation Commission resumes
its Arsenal, dies at Cannes.
labors, after interruptions.