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Pag9 Census of the British Colony of Sierra Leone. 12 Resignation of shop Cheetham......
24 Rev. W. Walsh and Bishopric of Sierra Leone. 36 Return Home of Mr. D, W. Burton......... 76 Death of Rev. James Quaker......
88 Valedictory Dismissal of Miss A. H. Ansell.... 112 Retirement of Rev, M. Sunter........
12 Return Home of Missionaries...
.36, 136 Location of Rev. C. Shaw
52 Baptisms at Bonny by Archdeacon Crowther.. 52 Appointment of Rev. T. Phillips......
64 Arrival of Bishop Crowther in England.......... 64 Ordination of Rev. T. Phillips by Bishop Crowther.....
100 Grant by S.P.C.K. for building Churches, &c... 112 Archdeacon Johnson's Report.........
112 EAST AFRICA. Death of Captain Brownrigg.. .........
12 Death of Isaac Nyondo......
88 Valedictory Dismissal of Missionaries.
112 Return of Rev. W.8. Price......
112 Death of Bishop Steere .......
124 The Henry Wright Memorial.....
12 Letters received from Uganda
.24, 76, 136
76 The New Missionary Party at Zanzibar.......... 112 Death of Dr. Southon, of L.M.S...
136 The New Missionary Party beyond Mpwapwa, 136
PALESTINE. Return home of Rev. W. T. Pilter...
24 Appointment of Dr. G. Chalmers to Gaza...... 36 Death of Rev. J. T. and Mrs. Wolters.......... 52 Valedictory Dismissal of Dr. G. Chalmers...... 112 Work of the Printing Press at Jerusalem....... 136 Withdrawal of Dr. G. Chalmers......
PUNJAB AND SINDH. Page
Ordination by Bishop of Waiapu.....
36 Leave-taking of Rev. W. Jukes.....
52 Bishop of Calcutta on the Mission at Peshawar 24
Return Home of Rev. T. S. Grace......
76 Grant from W.C. Jones Fund to Native Church
Degree of B.D. conferred on Archdeacon E. B.
76 Ordination by Bishop of Lahore
Waimate Native Church Board.... 36
88 Vieit of Rev. G. Shirt to Quetta..... 64
64 C.M.S. Missionaries appointed Fellows of the The Marquis of Lorne at Battleford.. New Punjab University
112 Mr. J. 0. Horden accepted as Medical MissionOrdination of Yakub Ali......
76 Death of Mrs. Baring...........
124 S.P.C.K. Grants to Bishop Horden's Fund...... 75 Detention of Rev. R. Bateman
144 Gift to Bishop Horden by Mr. Gladstone 88 Valedictory Dismissal of Missionaries..
112 SOUTH INDIA. Letter from Bishop Bompas
124 Day of Intercession for Sunday Schools in Return Home of Rev. J. Hines......
12 Visit of Bishop of Saskatchewan to Stanley... 136 Tamil Catechists for the Kois on the Upper Departure of Rev. D. J. S. Hunt deferred...... 144 Godavery...
12 Arrival of Rev. H. Nevett and Mr. J. Lofthouse Palaveram Mission transferred to Madras Native
in the Mission.......
114 Church Council
12 Leave-taking of Rev. J. Caley....
Arrival of Bishop Ridley in England
21 Grants from W.C. Jones Fund to Native Church
Appointment of Rev. T. Dunn.
64, 88 Councils...
ent of Rev. C. Harrison.................. 24
144 Bishop Speechly's First Ordination..
36 Return Home of Rev. W. J. Richards...
36 Appointment of Rev. A. J. A. Gollmer to the Deaths of the Hon. A. Leslie Melville, H. S. Koi Mission........
76 Thornton, Esq , Rev. Canon Bingham, and Bishop of Madras on Progress of Missions in
12 his Diocese...... ................. 76, 100 Acceptance of Rev. W. Latham
12 Progress in Tinnevelly....
76 The Society's Anniversary. Ordination of eight Tamils by Bishop Sargent 100 Epiphany Services at St. Dunstan's.
24 Death of Mrs, A. F. Painter.... 112 Death of the Rev. Gerard Smith
24 Visit of Bishop Sargent to Tinnevelly.... 112 Miss Havergal's “ Starlight through the Return of Rev. J. and Mrs. Cain from Australia
Shadows, presented to C.M.S..
24 to the Telugu Mission......... 124 Miss Skinner's "Friendly Letters"
24 Translation of Butler's Analogy into Malayalam 136 Death of Colonel Caldwell...
36 Rev. J. Stone's Labours at Raghavapuram...... 136 Gift of Housewives, &c., to C.M.S......
36 Visit of Governor of Madras to Tinnevelly.. 144 Retirement of Rev. W. H. Barlow from Prin
cipalship of C.M. College
Conference on Juvenile Associations
Death of Rev. J. Deck....
52 Return Home of Missionaries......
Day of Intercession Service .......... 64,88 Visit of Bishop of Colombo to C.M.S. Stations
Death of Rev. J. Pickford
64 Appointment of Rev. T. W. Drury to PrincipalAppointments to the Mission......... ...........36, 76 ship of C.M. College....
76 Valedictory Dismissal of Missionaries............ 112 Appointment of Vice-Presidents, &c., to C.M.S. 76
Ordination at St. James's, Clapham...
Oxford and Cambridge Preliminary Theologi. Ordination by Bishop Royston........
36 cal Examination passed by Islington Testimony of Archdeacon Mathews............... 100 Students
76 Christian Hindu Coolies in Mauritius
100 Appointment of Mr. E. Mantle to be Assistant Rev. H. Weber's Appointment..........
76 Ordination of Samuel Sunger Singh............... 144 Gift of £72,000 for Development of Native
Churches in China and Japan
Deaths of Colonel Smith, W. Coles, Esq., and Rev, A. E. Moule's Return to China deferred 24 J. G. Sheppard, Esq.
88 Return Home of Missionaries
24, 76, 136
88 Leave-taking of Mr. W. Strickson
24 Ordination of Rev. T. Phillips by Bishop Visit of Bishop Moule to Ningpo-Confirma
36 Death of Hon. S. C. H. Roper-Curzon............ 112 Accident to Rev.J. R. Wolfe..... 36 Death of Rev. J. Perowne
124 Appointments to the Mission
12 Gift of £72,000 for Development of Native The Appeal from the Children's Home reChurches.... 88 sponded to
124 Rev. A. E. Moule's Return to China allowed 100 Ordination by Bishop of Dover of Mr. A. J. Tour in Great Valley by Bishop Moule-Con
Shields and Mr. B. Maimon
124 firmations 100 Acceptance of Mr. J. H. Pigott......
124 Progress in the Fah-Kien Province,
100 Deaths of Revs. Canon Reeve and R. M. ChatValedictory Dismissal of Missionaries.... 112 field, R. Trotter, Esq., T. W. Crofts, Esu., Extension of Mission in Quantung Province ... 112 and Dr. Shann
136 Return of Rev. J. C. Hoare and Dr. B. Van An Appeal for Men
114 S. Taylor to China..........
144 Offer of Dean Bradley to have Sermon for
C.M.S. in Westminster Abbey....
144 Return Home of Mr. J. Batchelor...
76 Retirement of Dr. G. Johnson from office of Gift of £72,000 for Development of Native
Hon. Consulting Physician.........
88 Interview of Rev. E. Bickersteth, of Cambridge Progress in Japan
100 Mission at Delhi, with Committeee.......... 114
PERSIA. Appointment of Mr. B. Maimon.......
86 Degree of D.D. conferred on Rev. R. Bruce.... 88 Departure of Missionaries.......
100 The New Mission at Bagdad. ............. 24, 36
24 Leave-taking of the Rev. F. Gmelin............... 24 Grants from the W. C. Jones Fund
24 Ordination by Bishop of Calcutta........
36 Illness of Missionaries in Santalia,
36 Opening of C.M.S. Divinity School at Allahabad 64 Appointments to the Mission......
..76, 88, 144 Rev. W. R. Blackett appointed on Education Commission......
76 Lieut.-Governor of Bengal on C.M.S. Calcutta Committee......
76 First Report of the New Bheel Mission.......... 76 Death of Rev. C. T. Hoernle......
88 Retirement of Rev. E. Champion to Tasmania. 88 Departure of Missionaries.....
100 Valedictory Dismissal of Missionaries....... 112 Ordination and Confirmations by Bishop of Calcutta in Krishnagar..
124 Progress in the Gônd Mission ........
124 Visits of Bishop of Calcutta to Lucknow and Gorakhpur..
.............136, 144 Location of Rev. C, Harrison..,
CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER.
THE WORKING TOGETHER
ABROAD AND AT HOME.
THE NEW YEAR'S OUTLOOK.
NOTHER year, by the mercy of Him who is from BY THE Rev. J. B. WHITING, M.A., Vicar of St. Luke's, Ramsgate.
everlasting to everlasting, is now opening before I.
We are spared for fresh labours, if it be His EADER, you are deeply interested in the work of
will, in His most blessed service. Let us for a the Church Missionary Society.
Pity for the
few moments look out upon the wide field to which heathen, gratitude to your Saviour, loyalty to God He invites those of His servants who are members and friends your King, make you seek the conversion of lands. of the Church Missionary Society, and see what they are doing lying in sin and misery.
it in His name. But
you do not, you cannot feel so great interest in this work Look at India. Our strength there is entirely overweighted as God does. God’s interest in it is infinite. “ There is joy in by our work. The C.M.S. has a hundred missionaries in India. the presence of the angels” when a prodigal returns—that is, A goodly number, certainly; yet it is much as if, comparing the God is glad, and makes His joy felt, when any sinner is rescued populations, two clergymen, instead of a thousand, had the from the grasp of evil.
spiritual charge of the people of London. We must not, indeed, Do you realise this, Christian reader? Do you bear in mind forget other societies; yet if we reckon them all, the result is that that great missionary work which moves you with loving only equal to eight or ten clergymen for London. Of the sixty energy to read, to pray, to toil, to collect, to make self-denying or seventy C.M.S. stations, twenty-three have only one missionsacrifices, is a work very dear to God? If so, how calm you ary apiece, and two or three are without any at all. Meanwhile will be, how patient, how certain of ultimate success!
the work expands; no less than 1,650 adults and 3,620 children God the Father loves the children whom He le.
were baptized in India in the C.M.S. Missions alone, last year ; “ It is God, His love looks mighty,
and to maintain the stations, and the missionaries, and to help But is mightier than it seems;
the Native Churches to maintain the 110 Native clergy, and the 'Tis our Father, and His fondness
2,000 Native lay teachers, and the 1,080 schools, the total grants Goes out far beyond our dreams.”
asked for rise year by year. God the Son loves the great wide world of sinners He came to
Look at China. Here it is much worse. The twenty C.M.S. save ; and His love “knows neither measure nor end."
missionaries are to the population as if one-fifth part of a clergyGod the Holy Spirit is equally love. He undertook a most man had the charge of London ; or those of all societies as if loving part in the scheme of Redemption. It is His office to one clergyman and a half had that charge. How can we be take of the things of Christ, and to show them with saving doing our duty to China when, as Mr. Moule says, during the efficacy to the souls of men.
thirty-six years of C.M.S. work there, only thirty-nine clergymen But with God to love and to pity is to act. The blessed of the Church of England have gone out, and when the British Holy Spirit, who, before man was made, brought order out of Government in India derives more money from the Opium Trade confusion, now moves over the wild wastes of human life with in one year than has been contributed to the C.M.S. in the tender solicitude, and exercises His blessed offices of Advocate whole eighty-one years of its existence! And has not God for God and Comforter of His Church.
encouraged us by the harvest He has given even to our feeble The operations of infinite love and the methods in which efforts ? Think of Lo-Nguong, and Ang-Iong, and San-poh, God works are revealed in a very interesting way in the pages and Great Valley. of the Bible. They are not proved as theories, but exhibited as Look at Japan. A few years ago there was nothing to look facts. Beautiful examples are given of the ever-present agency at—not a Native Church, not a Native Christian, not a solitary of God in the extension of the Saviour's kingdom. This ever missionary. Now the Japanese newspapers openly discuss the present agency is manifested in a combined action of God the possibilities of Christianity becoming the national religion. Holy Spirit and the Church of Christ. There is a reign of law America has done its duty well by sending sixty or eighty in all the works of God, and no less in the great work of the missionaries. England is content with twelve or fourteen, of salvation of the world. The evangelisation of the world forms whom nine are from the C.M.S. Ought we not to take a more no exception to the universal rule. God and man are found respectable share in the work ? co-workers in every other department of work that is done under Look at the Mohammedan regions of the East. No fields the sun.
God does not bless the field on which the farmer has are more difficult than Turkey, Syria, Egypt, North Africa, expended no thought and no labour. God makes the timber to Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia. Some of them, indeed, are grow, and man builds the ships. Even here God and man work quite closed at present. Yet in Palestine the Church Missionary together, for “he doeth the work in such sort as his God doth is sowing the seed; in Persia it is “ gathering out the stones." teach him ” (Isa. xxviii
. 26). It is God, moreover, who gives Of the former Mission, Canon Tristram declares, from personal the workman strength and opportunity. But in the extension of observation, that we are "saturating the whole country with the Redeemer's kingdom the agency is more closely combined. Gospel truth"; and of the latter, Colonel Stewart tells us, also The Church labours in vain unless the Spirit works in her. The from personal observation, that the Moslems of Ispahan now for Spirit works not without the instrumentality of means.
the first time understand what Christianity really is. The object of this series of papers will be to set forth in plain ago the Society was proposing to reduce the staff in Palestine, and simple manner this great truth, this blessed fact, that the and even asking whether it was worth while to stay in Persia at Holy Ghost is a co-worker with the Holy Catholic Church. all. Now, both Missions are to be reinforced ; yet both need We
propose to linger among the remarkable life portraits and much more enlargement than can be granted them. the thrilling incidents of the Acts of the Apostles. We shall Look at Africa. The wonderful development of our Missions take the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch first, and, meanwhile, we there in the last few years is familiar story to the readers of ask the readers of the GLEANER to study that touching narrative. the GLEANER. Yet after all, what are we doing? The vast
territories behind Sierra Leone are entirely without missionaries; Fourthly, after four or five years of keeping back men ready the fruitful work in Yoruba, once so vigorously carried on, is to go forth, the Society is, at last, again appealing for men. now only just kept going; the upper waters of the Niger and That it should be able to do so is a crowning mercy indeed. Binue still await the messengers of the Cross; on the east side, Let us all now pray the Lord of the harvest, that He will where advance has been so remarkable, immense populations have " thrust forth " labourers into His harvest. never yet seen a white man, and there are actual invitations from What a call, then, is there to us to go on working more those who have that still remain unheeded.
heartily than ever in the support of this great cause ! and what Look at North-West America. Some time ago we thought our encouragement !
encouragement! If only all our friends would do what some do, work was pretty well done there. Ask the Bishops of Saskat- the Society would soon be expanding in all directions. Take, chewan and Caledonia what they think of that! The former for example, the four northern counties, and see how their conacknowledges the blessing God has vouchsafed: "I do not tributions have grown in twenty years. Between 1860 and 1880, believe,” he says, “ that in all the wide world there has been Northumberland has risen from £489 to £1,588; Durham, from so large a proportion of a heathen population converted to £1,436 to £3,016 ; Cumberland, from £708 to £1,345; WestChristianity in so short a time as among our Indians." Yet he moreland, from £327 to £1,060; together, from £2,960 to points to thousands of still untouched Red Men in the remoter £7,009, or 136 per cent. If the whole country had done like districts; while Bishop Ridley, as the readers of the GLEANER that, the Society's income would now be just £300,000 a year ! know, spent last winter in teaching A B C to heathen Kitiksheans, And that would be no more than it wants ! for lack of a schoolmaster.
Or take more particular cases. Here is a well-to-do parish, Such is the outlook abroad. What is the outlook at home? which raised for several years about £120 a year, and then at Certainly there are many things that call for thanksgiving. one bound doubled the amount (which has not again gone back),
First, the average ordinary income of the Society (not in- simply because an energetic layman took up the cause and cluding special funds) is £40,000 a year more than it was ten canvassed the subscription. Here is another parish, giving only years ago.
annual sermons and a few subscriptions : a new vicar comes, and Secondly, in that period three deficiency funds have been begins to give out missionary boxes: in the second year these raised, amounting together to £57,000 ; more than £30,000 has boxes produce £147 9s. 4d. Here is a Sunday-school doing been given for East and Central Africa; £16,000 has been given literally nothing: a visitor makes a suggestion or two: in the in memory of Henry Venn and Henry Wright; nearly £60,000 next year it raises £100, and keeps up at that figure. has been put aside by one man (Mr. W. C. Jones) for the train- But, says a kindly but timid reader, We are so poor; or, We ing and support of Native agents ; £20,000 has been entrusted have so much to do for our home work; or, We have a debt on to the Society for Famine Relief; and within the last year and our church; or, We want a new organ! Did any home objects a-half, £17,000 has been given for extension.
ever suffer because a parish was full of missionary zeal ? Thirdly, more than half the counties of England have, within Never ! The missionary cause is exactly like Elijah at the last two years, been mapped out into convenient districts, Zarephath. Can the widow give him a morsel of bread ? No: each with at least one Honorary District Secretary; and of these the last handful of meal is for her and her son, that they may eat unpaid representatives of the Society-who are quite independent it and die. But what says Elijah ?
it and die. But what says Elijah ?. “Make me thereof a little of the locally-appointed Secretaries of Local Associations—there cake first, and after make for thee and for thy son.” And she are now several hundred.
did; “and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days."
A SHINTO FESTIVAL AT OSAKA.
Towards six o'clock the excitement commenced. Crowds of_people
began assembling on the bridges and banks of the river. Our Foreign BY THE REV. G. H. POLE.
Concession here, usually so quiet in an evening, was alive and bustling WITNESSED here on Monday last (25th July, 1881) a with men, women, and children of all classes. The river itself was alive sight the like of which I never saw before, and the many with boats of all shapes and sizes, most of them gaily decorated with friends of the Church Missionary Society in England ought various shaped and coloured paper lanterns. At dusk I also went out on certainly to hear a little, at any rate, about it. So I will the river in my canoe. try to describe it as clearly and accurately as possible, and For some distance up the river from the settlement iron baskets bad
perhaps some hearts may be stirred, as mine was, in pity for been fixed on poles, stuck in the river on both sides, at regular intervals of the hundreds of thousands of heathen people in this great city. If so, I about fifteen or twenty yards, and in these baskets wood fires were kept hope they will not forget to pray for us who are trying to lead them burning, which had a fine effect, lighting up all the river and neighbourto the only true God, the
hood like so many huge Light of Life.
torches. Occasionally a For some days pre
boat with its fiery burviously the city had been
den would pass down the working itself up into a
stream ; and incessant state of excitement, by
drumming and gonging the incessant beating of
was kept up vigorously drums and gongs in a
everywhere. peculiar way. It was
The people in the dreadfully noisy and
boats, as on shore, were painfully monotonous,
all dressed in holiday and I was beginning to
attire. The children had complain bitterly to my
on their bright dresses teacher, who, however,
and scarfs. Many of the comforted me by saying
girls'faces were whitened, that it was nothing to
their lips reddened, and what was coming on
the pretty little artificial Monday! And he was
flowers and tinsel were quite right.
sticking in their neatly The next indication of
dressed raven black hair. approaching festivities
Every one was prepared the erection of
for making a night of it. booths and platforms on
They had brought their the sides of the river,
food, and were, in many the hanging out of large
cases, partaking of it as white and coloured lan
we passed them. Some terns, and the carrying
damsels were singing (!) through the streets on
or playing the samisen. the shoulders of scores
We saw in one boat a of coolies, all dressed
table and some chairs, in alike, of a large kettle
foreign style, and the drum on long horizontal
occupants were comfortpoles, with a great orna
ably eating their dinner mental bolster in front
and smoking, evidently and behind. Four, and
quite at home. in one case six, young
I must mention lads were seated between
noteworthy circumthe drum and the bol.
stance. While all the sters, each armed with
houses, boats, bridges, two short thick drum
streets, &o., showed signs sticks, with which they
of rejoicing and tokens
of honour to the Kami kept beating the drum in a most solemn yet
(god) whose festival it ludicrous manner. They
was, the Seifu, or town had curious red cloth
hall—the great Governhead-dresses on, sticking
ment building, in foreign up a foot or so above
style with a grand dome, their heads and hanging
overlooking the river, down over their shoul.
and situated just at a ders. They kept slowly
place were most people bending down, all to
were assembled-had not gether, till their head
one single lantern on it, dresses touched each
nor was there the slightother and their faces
est indication that it almost touched the
looked with any favour
JAPANESE PRIESTS, drum. They would then
on the proceedings. I each give two gentle
hear the Government taps on the drum, after which they gave a tremendous “bang” and threw ignores all but the principal Shinto Divinity, Amateracu-no-mikoto, the themselves, head-dresses and all, suddenly back against the bolsters,
Goddess of the Sun, from whom the Emperor is supposed to be descended. each holding one of his drum-sticks across his forehead all the time.
We went close up to one of the huge bonfires in order to see what was On Monday morning I saw that wooden platforms had been put up, at being done. Some men were adding fresh fuel to the flames; others were intervals, in the river, on which huge piles of wood were being erected for pouring water on the sand at the bottom and putting out any sparks or bonfires ; and a great many boats were being loaded with similar piles. A
ashes which threatened to set light to the platform itself. A number of thick layer of wetted sand was strewn on the platforms and boats on men and boys were posturing in grotesque attitudes round the firo, in the which the wood was laid, so as to prevent the timber of the boats, &c., usual religious (Shinto) dance, turning round and round, throwing up from catching fire, and I noticed during the evening that men were kept their hands and kicking up their heels, with a peculiar jerk. They were constantly at work keeping the sand wet while the fire was burning. nearly naked, having on only a sort of waistcoat and bathing drawers of a
Great paper lanterns, too, were hung up outside each house and on each bright red colour. When any one got rather too warm he would jump off side of the river. Red bunting and young bamboo shoots and other green the platform into the water to cool himself. stuff were displayed on the river banks, houses, and arches of the bridges About nine o'clock, not knowing what time the procession was to pass, on the route of the procession.
I landed from my canoe and went home. On my way it was quite