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DARKNESS AND LIGHT. 1 W I am the Light of the world, John 8.12. [the Gentiles, Lu. 2. 32. 2 T Purif. V.M. 4 Natives ord. by Bp. Colombo, 1881. light to lighten 3 F The way of the wicked is as darkness, Prov. 4. 19. 4 $ The darkness hideth not from Thee, Ps. 139, 12.

[light; and there was light, Gen. 1. 3. 5 S Septuagesima. 1st bapt. Abeokuta, 1848. Gol said, Let there be

M. Ge. 1 & 2 to v. 4. Rev. 21. 1-9. E. Ge. 3. 4, or Job 38. Rev. 21. 9 to 22. 6. 6 M God saw the light, that it was good, Gen. 1. 4. 7 T 1st Telugu clergy ord., 1864. Let your light shine, Mat. 5. 16. 8 W C. Simeon's paper before Eclectic Soc, originated idea of C.M.S.,

(1796. Light is sprung up, Mat. 4. 16. 9T Bp. Willinms d., 1878. The path of the jnet is as the shining light, 10 F The light shall shine upon thy ways, Job 22. 28. [Prov. 4. 18. 11 S All the night with a light of fire, Ps. 78. 14.

(children of light, Eph. 5.8. 12 S Sexagesima. 1st Tinnevelly Native Ch, Council, 1869. Walk as

M. Ge. 3. Mat. 24. 1—29. E. Ge. 6 or 8. Ac. 27. 1-18. 13 M Schwartz d., 1798. Made meet to be partakers of the inheritance

[of the saints in light, Col. 1. 12. 14 T Nile party reached Uganda, 1879. A land of darkness, as darkness 15 W O send out Thy light! Ps. 43, 3.

[itself, Job. 10. 22. 16 T The darkness is past, and the true light now shineth, 1 Jo. 2. 8. 17 F Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you, John 18 S Thy darkness shall be as the noonday, Is. 58. 10. [12. 35.

[1 Jo. 2. 10. 19 S Quinquagesima. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light,

M. Ge. 9. 1- 20. Mat. 27. 1-27, E. Ge. 12 or 13. Ro. 3. 20 M But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, 1 Jo. 2, 11.

[light before them, Isa. 42, 16. 21 T 1st C.JI.S. Miss, sailed for India, 1814. I will make darkness 22 W Ash Wednesday. Cast off the works of darkness, Ro. 13. 12.

2. Is. 58, 1-13. Mk.2. 13-23. E. Jonah 3. Heb. 12, 3-18. 23 T Henry Wright appointed Hon. Sec., 1872. Put on the armour of

night, Ro. 13, 12. 24 F St. Matthias. Ye are the light of the world, Mat. 5. 14. 25 S Let us walk in the light of the Lord, Is. 2. 5.

| works of darkness, Eph. 5. 11. 26 S 1st in Lent. Ember Wk. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful

M. Ge. 19. 12–30. Mk. 2. 23 to 3. 13. E. Ge. 22. 1-22, or 23. Ro. 9. 1---19. 27 M The Lord shall be unto thee an everla-ting light, Is. 60, 19, 28 T There shall be no night there, Rev. 21, 25.

EPITOME OF MISSIONARY NEWS. The Bishop of Ossory and Ferns (Ireland), Dr. W. Pakenham Walsh, has consented to preach the Annual Sermon before the Society, at St. Bride's, on May 1st. Dr. Walsh was formerly Association Secretary of the Society in Ireland, and has always been a warm and able advocate of its principles and work.

Bishop Cheetham has signified his intention to resign the Bishopric of Sierra Leone, and has accepted the Vicarage of Rotherham. He was consecrated in 1870, and has therefore held the see longer than any of his predecessors, three of whom died at their post within a year or two of their appointment. The Society is deeply indebted to Dr. Cheetham for his able and devoted services in the cause both of its Missions and of the Native Church.

Bishop Ridley of Caledonia arrived in England on January 2nd on important business connected with difficulties which have arisen at Metlakahtla. We earnestly ask the prayers of all our readers in behalf of the Mission there.

On the Epiphany, January 6th, a Special Communion Service was held at St. Dunstan's, Fleet Street, in connection with the Society, which was attended by the members of the Committee and their friends. The Rev. W. Martin, the Rector, officiated, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. C. C. Fenn, one of the clerical secretaries, on 1 Cor. x. 16.

The venerable Rev. Gerard Smith, formerly Vicar of Ock brook, who died lately at a great age, was a long-tried friend of the C.M.S., and contributed valuable articles to the GLEANER in 1874 and 1875.

We much regret to say that the Rev. A. E. Moule is forbidden by the Society's medical advisers to return to China at present. All who are interested in that Mission will pray that his health may soon be restored, and he be enabled to go out again.

The Rev. W. T. Pilter has lately returned home from the Palestine Mission ; Mr. A. H. Wright from Agra ; and Mr. W. Briggs from the Punjab. We ought before to have mentioned the return of the Rev. F. F. Gough from Ningpo.

Dr. Henry Martyn Clark, of Edinburgh University, an Afghan by birth, but an adopted son of the Rev. R. Clark, has been accepted by the Society as a medical missionary for the Punjab.

On January 9th, the Committee took leave of the Rev. F. Gmelin, returning to Bengul; the Rev. W. Jukes, to Peshawar; and the Rev. J. Caley, to Travancore ; and of Mr. J. W. Strickson, who is going out to the Shanghai Anglo-Chinese School as assistant-master.

Bagdad, the famous capital of Mesopotamia, is to be occupied by the Church Missionary Society in connection with the Persia Mission. The chief sacred shrines visited by Mohammedans of the Shiah sect are in its immediate neighbourhood; and as the Persians are Shiahs, thousands of them pass through Bagdad during the year, From it, as a base, it is hoped that missionary work may extend into south-western Persia.

Further grants have been made from the Frances Ridley Havergal Memorial Fund for the translation and publication of one or more of Miss Havergal's works in the Bengali and Telugu languages.

Miss Maria V. G. Havergal has presented to the Society, for the use of its missionaries, Native clergy acquainted with English, &c., 500 copies of a little book lately published, entitled “Starlight through the Shadows," containing miscellaneous papers by the late Miss F. R. Havergal. Among them are the articles entitled “Marching Orders,” which were contributed to the GLEANER in 1879.

Letters were received on December 19th from Mr. O'Flaherty and Mr. Mackay in Uganda, of various dates down to August 1st. They were well, and the Mission apparently well established, Mtesa being again favourably disposed, and having restored the liberty to teach and preach.

The Bishop of Calcutta, as Metropolitan of India, paid his first visit to Peshawar in October, and in a memorandum written by him in the record. book of the C.M.S. Mission, expressed in strong terms his sense of the import. ance and success of the missionary work carried on there.

The grants from the William Charles Jones Fund to Native Church Councils in India, to meet equal sums raised by themselves for the support of evan. gelistic agents, amount to Rs. 8,595, about £750. This shows a growth of energy and liberality on the part of the Native Christians. The North-West Provinces and the Punjab claim the grant for the first time; and the South India Councils are increasing their requirements,

Bishop Bompas writes, on Aug. 4th, from Mackenzie River, that he had just returned from a long journey into the remotest corner of his vast diocese to visit the Tukudh Mission. He was delighted with the progress made there. The wandering people can now generally read the Scriptures in their own language, and are teaching one another instead of being wholly dependent on Archdeacon McDonald's visits. The Bishop begs for two more missionaries, one for the Esquimaux, and one for the tribes on the Lower Youcon in the United States Territory of Alaska. The former has been already provided by the despatch of the Rev. T. H. Canham last July.

CORRESPONDENCE.

“ Such as I have give I thee."

To the Editor, AM anxious to dispose of a number of good old-fashioned power roots

which I have cultivated for the benefit of the C.M.S. Address, “B. M., The Library, Addiscombe, Croydon." The following are some of the perennials for sale :-Pinks, Carnations, Daisies, New Pyrethrums, Choice Columbines, Phloxes, Good Pansies, Old Cabbage Roses, &c., &c. If any readers of the GLEANER are real lovers of their garden, and thus are tempted to spend more time and money on plants than they feel justified in doing, they will find their pleasure doubled if they consecrate these talents to the Lord by following some plan like the above. Further, if any one has to throw away their garden surplus of hardy perennials they would be helping me very considerably if they just packed the so-called rubbish into a rush basket or hamper, and sent them to me carriage paid ; of course, writing previously for my correct address, and nearest station, &c. This would be a very practical way of fulfilling our Lord's command to “gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost.”

B. M.

(A Local Ilon. Sec.) [Since sending the above, B. M. has written :-"I have had such a large sale for my plants that I have realised over £7, and sold 521 plants. My stock is therefore almost exhausted, and I should be most grateful to any one who would help to replenish it, so that I could have a variety of hardy flower-roots, ready to sell in the spring, for planting in February and March.”]

Another Fifty Years Ago.” THILST reading Mr. Poole's interesting little note in the GLEANER for

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We wish heartily to recommend one of Miss Skinner's “Friendly Letters" which has been sent to us, addressed to “ Young Ladies, especially those who have just left school.” One of the recommendations in it is to devote an evening in the week in working for the Church Missionary Society.

The Gleaner Examination was duly held on Jan. 10th. The resu’t will be announced in our next.

Received with Thanks :- The proceeds of a Dressmaker's Missionary Box, by Mrs. C. Hillyer, 38. 3d. ; “ A Nuree's Thank-Offering,” £1; W. A. Bryan, for the School Children's Christmas Treat at Gaza, 28. od. ; E. G. W., for the same, 1s. ; a pas eent anonymously, containing 4s. and some small articles of jewellery.

November last, I was reminded of an amusing incident which occurred some fifty years ago in a remote little village in Wiltshire. A large bill was posted on the school wall in the village announcing that a missionary of the C.M.S. would give a lecture there in the course of a few days. Now it appears that one of the villagers had a doubt as to what a missionary meeting really was, and in order to satisfy her curiosity, applied to a friend of mine, adding, " I suppose it's a kind of gipsy party.” Need I say that darkness has given way before light, and that there are earnest workers for the C.M.S. in the village

W. H, SWIFT.

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THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER.

MARCH, 1882.

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THE WORKING TOGETHER

TEN WEEKS IN INDIA. OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH IN THE

Extracts from Letters to my Children during a Winter Tour.

BY THE REV. E. H. BICKERSTETH, M.A.,
EXTENSION OF CHRIST'S KINGDOM.

Vicar of Christ Church, Hampstead.
BY THE REV. J. B. WHITING, M.A., Vicar of St. Luke's, Ramsgate.
III.

AJMERE, December 13, 1880.
EADER, whatever God has revealed is important and

ROM Bandikui to Ajmere we threaded our way among necessary truth.

the Rajpootana Hills, which rise abruptly from the The sample case of the Ethiopian eunuch dis

plains to which our railway religiously kept. There covers to us the active agency of the Holy Spirit:

was not the ghost of a cutting the whole way. It His watchful eye over widely-separated men, His

was not at all an unpleasant day's journey, though wisdom in planning, His care in carrying out the plan, His long so slow.

so slow. And then the thought of meeting R- and Mpreparation for an appointed hour of conversion, His power in at the end! And when our train crept up to the Ajmere platform effecting the result. God demands of His people that they there, sure enongh, they both were and seemed really overjoyed believe in the direct agency of the Spirit, and recognise it in all to see us. Leaving our man “ John ” to bring up the luggage their plans and work.

in a bullock cart, M— drove us with dashing speed in one In this one story the full details are given, but the fact of the Rajah's carriages (he has always two at his command) to underlies all the incidents of the Acts of the Apostles. Thus their palace home. We had late dinner, and the young king and of Lydia we read, “whose heart the Lord opened." Now one of his nobles were present, though, of course, tasting nothing " the Lord is the Spirit.” The Lord the Spirit is the agent which would have broken their caste. Early next morning we referred to in Acts ii. 47, iii. 26. “That their eyes may be walked out before breakfast among the palaces, which are ten in opened" (so we read in xxvi. 18). There is but • true number, and scattered over the noble college ground. For the " faith,” and “one Lord,” whose office it is to reveal the whole present they use a bungalow for the college instructions and scheme of salvation to the sinner's view, and no less to open lectures, but a splendid building of white marble is in course of the sinner's heart to the cordial reception of it. This is His erection near this house, and is two-thirds built. I had no conwork, and not man's, whether the poor sinner be a Hindu or ception that Ajmere would be so beautiful. It is far the loveliest an Englishman.

place we have yet seen in India ; a wide fertile valley, with the But the case of Philip and the eunuch teaches another lesson hills rising precipitously on three sides of it. equally important. The salvation of every single soul is an On the Tuesday we had a most beautiful ride through woods, object worthy of the glorious love and infinite power of the stretching far away and lying under the shadow of hills. We Holy Spirit; but to carry it out it has pleased Him to associate drove at 7.30 to the Lake and had a pleasant row in the Rajah's with Himself the Church and all its members.

boat, and got home before a thunderstorm, which lowered and Philip is the medium through whom the Spirit works upon the

broke for two or three hours. But it passed off at two o'clock, eunuch ; Peter is prepared and forced to go from Joppa, to speak and we went a delightful expedition up the Taraghore hill, on to Cornelius ; Ananias must go to the street called Straight, in the top of which is situate the Ajmere Sanatorium. It is a Damascus, that the scales may fall from the eyes of Saul of steep ascent with many rock steps. Edward and I rode on Tarsus; and Paul is the chosen vessel to carry the Gospel to horseback, each with a watchful syce by our side. The views Lydia and the Philippian jailor, and to win to Christ the were charming; flights of green parrots, troops of monkeys, a worshippers of the great goddess Diana of the Ephesians. stone trap to catch a panther close by our path, and Ajmere

Paul could throw a flood of light on the Word. What con- glittering below. It was a gorgeous sunset; the morning's solation Barnabas could bring out of Scripture ! But there is

thunderclouds still hanging round, but bathed in crimson hues work to be done. Antioch must lose some of their most valued till the sun set and the moon rose, when the sky became rosemen. Barnabas and Saul must go. “ A Church must not mo- coloured and the clouds silver. Then we made our way through nopolise its pastors,” for the Spirit hath need of the best men. the quaint old city, M-- driving the Rajah’s spirited horses

It was said to Carey, when he first sought to stir the churches very fast, the syces running before and clearing the way. On to missionary enterprise, “Young man, sit down : if God intends the evening of the 16th there was a total eclipse of the moon for to convert the world, He will do so without your help or mine." nearly two hours. I never saw one so distinctly as in these But the aged minister of Christ who spoke so rashly, had not crystal skies. But it was so strange and sad to see the nervous well understood the scenes in the Acts of the Apostles. Is tho

alarm of The Hindus say a dragon is devouring the Gospel to be preached to Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites ? moon (hence its red colour) and they appoint a fast, and the Peter and John and the other Apostles are filled with the Holy household astrologer played upon his fears and kept repeating Ghost, to speak the Word with necessary power. Are the

Rām, Rām ” for hours. After dinner we drew into the Samaritan vislages to be converted? A persecution shall scatter drawing-room and explained to him what caused the eclipse, with the Christians, that they may proclaim, in all the villages, the

the lamp and an orange casting its shadow on our hand. And I name of Jesus. Is Saul to be brought out of darkness into

think by degrees his fears subsided, but he was restless and light? Stephen shall fix the first prick in his conscience. disquieted. The next morning when I met him, I said, “ Well, Could not the Holy Spirit have taught the rude barbarians of the moon is none the worse for her eclipse” (for she was shining Galatia, or the wise men of Greece, without the human teacher ?

over our heads on one side and the sun on the other). He We read that there came a voice, “ Come over into Macedonia";

laughed; the danger was over. How I long that that boy-a and we gather that the Holy Spirit required the agency of Paul. fine, open-hearted fellow—may find Christ. If it is true that the Holy Spirit is the sole sovereign agent in

DELHI, 22nd December, 1880. converting the heart, it is not less true that He summons man On the railway journey hither we mercifully escaped an accito His aid. Where are the men ? And of what sort are they? dent, they having stupidly forgotten to put in the coupling-bolt.

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The shaking was terrible. However, after about an hour or so church on 2 Cor. ix. 15—“Thanks be to God for His unspeakthey remembered it, stopped the train, and had one put in ; but able gift ”—to a full church, many officers and soldiers being our night was very broken. Still we got on very well to Bandikui, present; and in the afternoon, after attending a feast given to where we had tiffin, and then got into another train for Delhi, the Christian converts (130 in number) by the excellent comwhere we arrived at 9 A.M.

missioner, Mr. Young, in W—'s compound, M— R--, We have had two or three days full of interest. On Monday Edward and I drove off to the Fort, Jumma Musjid, and other we went over the Fort, which was the palace of the old Kings of | parts of the town. Home at 7.30 for our Christmas dinner, a Delhi and the

bright fire of wood centre of the great

logs, and Mogul Empire.

snug as possible, The marble hall of

all the missionary audience richly

brothers expressgilded and inlaid,

ing their joy in with its Zenana

having such Palace on one side

Christmas party. and its magnificent

We began the baths on the other,

day with singing scented with count

“Christians,awake, less roses,

salute the happy magnificent; and

morn,” in their then we went over

little chapel at 8, the Jumma Musjid,

and closed with the largest Mo

prayers and the hammedan mosque

hymn “Songs of in India, and Ed

praise the angels ward and I climbed

sang.” Altogether the minaret, from

our Christmas Day which we had a

was just brim-full wonderfully fine

of mercy and overview of this great

flowing. I forgot thriving city. That

to say while I was night I went out

preaching at St. with them to their

James' (the Engbazaar preaching.*

lish Church) the Such unique

brothers were all scene-nearly one

at St. Stephen's, hundred clustered

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the chancel Yesterday was their

steps, and Tara Council day, so I

Chand, the Native had ride

pastor, stood by Edward's nag in

my side, and interthe afternoon with

preted my address Cover the

sentence by senfamous Delhi

tence. I took as Ridge. Preached

my text “So great at 6.30 from 1 John

salvation," Heb. ii. 28 to their

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ii. 3, alluding to Church workers.

Christmas and the After dinner I had

last Sunday in the & long talk with DELHI: HALL OF AUDIENCE IN THE PALACE OF THE MOGUL EMPERORS.

year, and also to Tara Chand, their

St. Stephen, whose Native pastor, &

day it is and whose most intelligent man; and this morning we have had a most name their church bears.

January 4, 1881. interesting expedition to see the Kutab pillar-eleven miles off.

We left Delhi on Monday morning, Dec. 27, with hearts full

December 26, 1880. of gratitude and love. We had a noble view of the city as we We had a delightful Christmas Day yesterday. I walked with crossed the vast railway bridge over the Jumna. We passed M—- up to the Ridge before breakfast, preached in the English through the immense military cantonment at Meerut, where the

Mutiny first broke out. At 8 o'clock we settled ourselves to * Delhi is occupied by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Mr. Bickerstet h's son belongs to the Cambridge Mission,” which is associated sleep for the night, and M—— and I got up at 2.30, for we were with that Society.-ED.

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THE GLEANER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION.

SECOND CLASS. (In alphabetical order.)

Emily J. Bennett, Cambridge.
N January 10th the Second GLEANER Examination was

Maud Bosan , u“, Tanhurst, Dorking.
held. We are again somewhat disappointed with the

Helen B. Burn, 1, Camden Crescent, Bath.

F. E. Clayton, Cambridge.
small number of competitors, which is certainly difficult to E. A. Davies, 84, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury.
account for after the active preparations made in several Edith A. Disbrove, Bennington Vicarage, Boston.
places. Thus, in Hampshire, in the early part of the year,

Eily Kellett, 1, Camden Crescent, Bath,

Elizabeth Knight, Beaconsfield, Bath, test questions were put forth month by month to accustom the intending Agnes L, Knight, Bath. candidates to the work of ready answer-writing. Yet not one has come

Frances A. Nicholls, Cambridge. forward from that county. So many friends have expressed approval of

Alice Oldroyd, Holywell Terrace, Shrewsbury. the soheme, that we cannot but think there must be some cause, in the

The following, though not classed, deserve honourable mention :-Sophia M.

Arkwright, Edith Bright, Margaret E. Burn, F. E. Cuming, A. M. E. Hare, time or method the Examination, for the unexpected absence of so E. M. Leslie, Nellie Miller, Carrie J. Newnham. many who certainly proposed to sit. We shall be glad to receive any

STANDARD B. communications on the subject.

FIRST CLASS. (In order of merit.) Encouraged by the excellent papers sent in last year, and by the

1. James Edward Bury, Brailes, Shipston-on-Stour. prospect of a large body of competitors, we arranged a much more difficult 2. Harriet 0. Botterill, 10, Cheyney Street, Boston. set of questions, at least for Standard A. All competitors who attempted

3. S. C. Bosanquet, Tanhurst, Þorking,

4. Robert S. Clease, Bath. Questions 1, 5, 6, or 9, were to be regarded as ranging themselves in this higher Standard; and they might answer all the twelve if they liked.

SECOND CLASS. (In alphabetical order.)

A. L. H., Sydenham Vicarage, Oxon. Those who confined themselves to the other eight Questions would be

Edith Lloyd, Tanhurst, Dorking, counted in the lower Standard B.

Ellen Madeley, Shrewsbury.

C. J. Pryke, Cambridge.
Questions,

Honourably mentioned :-George Parsons, Oliver P. Heywood. (Another 1. State what you know of the Dioceses of Moosonee, Mid-China, and competitor, whose initials are “M. D.," would also have been honourably Caledonia. Also of the Society's work in each.

mentioned for her excellent answers to Questions 8, 11, 12, but for her serious 2. Write a short history of the Victoria Nyanza Mission. In particular, be mistakes in answering 1, 4, 7.) careful to notice (a) What led to its being undertaken; (b) the two routes to Uganda, and under what circumstances each was taken ; (c) what Missionaries

Of course it will be understood that some who are only honourably have died, and how; (d) the obstacles that have been encountered; (e) the

mentioned in Standard A might have taken a 1st or 2nd class bad they tokens of God's blessing that have been vouchsafed; (f) the intermediate competed in Standard B. On the other hand, No. 1 in the 1st class of B Stations.

would have almost been in the 2nd class of A had he gone in for the 3. Mention some of the Society's Stations in Ceylon, and the work done higher standard, even with bis answers to the eight questions only; and at them.

no doubt he could have given good answers to the other questions had 4. Give a short account of any two Native Clergymen mentioned in this

he tried. year's GLEANER; but the two must not be from the same part of the world. 5. Give some account of the Languages used in the Church Missionary

Eleven of the whole forty-six competitors competed last year, including Society's Missions. In particular, notice the following :-Cree, Kinika, Nupe,

the three highest, who, curiously enough, then stood in the same relative Pushtu, Tamil, Tukudh, Urdu.

order, viz., 3, 6, 7, in the 1st class, all the others in that class being now 6. Explain the following words :- Aino, dhow, egugu, guru, juju, kayak, absent. Of those in last year's 2nd class, one is now No. 5 in the 1st class; Mala, Mzungu, oolikan, puja, Quoquolt, shamba, Shango.

two are again in the 2nd class; one only gets honourable mention; and 7. Where are the following places? In answering, distinguish between those one has chosen Standard B, and stands there No. 2. that are coupled :

We now proceed to note some points of interest in the papers. Some 1. Freetown and Frere Town. 2. Mpwapwa and Mamboia. 3. Jaffa and Jaffna. 4. Eliore ard Nellore. 5. Fuh-Chow, Hang-Chow, and Ku

of them are very good; but as a whole they are less strikingly so than last Chow. 6. The two Fort Simpsons. 7. The River Kworra and the

year. No competitor obtained three-fourths of the maximum marks. For River Binne,

this, however, we must take the blame to ourselves. The Questions, 8. Write a brief explanation of any one of the following pictures :

undoubtedly, are very hard to answer well in two hours. Several Abeokuta : Sacrificial Worship of Ancestors. Arab Dhow on East African candidates who began by doing Questions 1 and 2 thoroughly well

Coast. Daily Evening Preaching in St. Stephen's, Hong Kong, evidently found themselves crippled for time to do the rest. Standard A
Sunday Morning at Metlakahtla. The Diagram of the Population of should have been restricted to eight or ten Questions, considering that

the World according to Religions.
9. Give illustrations of the following from this year's GLEANER :-

each Question contains several within itself. Allowing for this, the 1. Heathen Superstition. 2. The enlightening power of the Word of God.

fulness of knowledge and readiness of expression manifested are very 3. Progress of Native Churches. 4. Good work of Native Christian

remarkable. Teachers.

We are not a little disappointed with the answers to Question 5. Only 10. Mention any favourable testimonies borne to the work of the Society by

five or six can be said to grapple with it at all. We thought, after the independent observers quoted in this year's GLEANER.

complete and interesting set of specimens of languages given in the June 11. Several letters have appeared in the GLEANER under the heads of number, that many candidates would have got up the subject thoroughly. “What can we do for Missions?" and "Missionary Boxes," State what, in But it is fair to say that most of the answers, though meagre, are correct your opinion, are the best suggestions offered,

as far as they go. There are but few blunders, such as that Tukudh is 12. What examples may we draw for ourselves out of the GLEANER of 1881 in respect of (a) Faith in God's promises ; (6) Cheerfulness in trial ; (c) Self

the language of the Afghan frontier, and Kinika that of the Diocese

of Caledonia. denial in giving to God's work; (d) Peace and hope in prospect of death ?

Question 7 proved that the places coupled in it are more generally Forty-six candidates presented themselves, viz., thirty-two in Standard distinguished than we expected. About Ellore and Nellore, for instance, A, and fourteen in Standard B. It was intended to give ten prizes in

there is scarcely a single mistake. One writer puts the river Binue in each ; but it would obviously be absurd to award so many among so few

N.W. America; another puts Freetown in N.W. America, and Jaffna

in Japan ; a third calls Mpwapwa “ a dialect of the N. Pacific Mission,” persons. Prizes have, however, been given to all who have obtained a Mamboia" a district near Lake Winnipeg,” and Hang-Chow “a district 1st Class in either Standard.

on the river Che-Kiang, the principal station of Mr. Dening." Curiously

enough this last candidate is the only one out of the whole number who List of Successful Candidates.

rightly describes one Fort Simpson as on the Mackenzie River. The great STANDARD A.

majority know the Fort Simpson in British Columbia well, but are FIRST CLASS. (In order of merit.)

completely at sea about the other; and not one appears to know it as the

chief station in the Diocese of Athabasca. We have been so much struck 1. Emily Beatrice Green, Friezland Vicarage, Yorkshire. 2. Alice M. Harding, Eagle House, Hornsey.

by this unexpected flaw in our friends' knowledge of a Mission generally 3. Frances McArthur, Burlingham, Norfolk,

so familiar as that in N.W. America, that we have reproduced in this 4. Maria Slater, 10, Milton Street, Halifax,

present GLEANER a picture of the Fort Simpson in question (p. 35), and 5. Charlotte E. Lloyd, Wrekin Cottage, Bellevue, Shrewsbury.

hope it will never be forgotten again. There is also a good deal of 6. Charlotte M. Davidson, 4, Upper Camden Place, Bath.

confusion about the three Chinese cities. Several imagine Fuh-Chow to 7. Julia E. Brackenbury, Birch Rectory, Colchester,

be in Mid-China, and very few know Ku-Chow. 8. Emily Susan Blenkin, Vicarag Boston.

Question 6 is well answered on the whole; but almost everybody was 9. Charlotte A. Langley, 3, Mourt Beacon, Bath,

puzzled with “ Mala,” the name of the low-caste people in the Telugu

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