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Moki Basket Weaver.
Jose Romero and Family.
Utes-A Group of Children.
Ute Chief Sevara and Family,
Ojibwas, Equal and Pappoose.
Buckskin Charlie Sub-Chief of the Utes. Primitive People Developed, A.
MARCH STUDY_"Immigrant Communities." Stereopticon Lecture-American Indians, 10c.
The Ministry of the Church.
Methods of Approach.
Forr of Service.
Bohemians of Texas,
How to Reach the Immigrant.
Immigrant People Emigrating. Indian Boyhood, by Chas. A. Eastman.
Million a Year, A. Colored Post Cards-250 per dozen,
old and New Immigration. The Red-Pepper Lady, Hopi Indian.
Our Cosmopolitan Population. A Hopi (Moki) Basket Weaver.
Reaching the Immigrant. Indian Women of Acoma Pueblo, N. M.
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What is the Presbyterian Church Doing for the Hopl Wood Carrier, Pueblo of Oraibi, Ariz.
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The Broken Wall, by Steiner. A Pima Wicklup.
Immigration Tide-Its Ebb and Flow, by Steiner. A Hop! Thanksgiving.
Against the Current, by Steiner. Bull's Head Gros Ventre.
The Lediator, by Steiner. Lame Chicken, Assinaboine,
Through the Mill, by Priddy. Hopi Blanket Weaver.
Immigrant Races in North America, by Roberts. The Man with the Hoe, Moki, Pueblo.
Races and Immigrants in America, by Commons. Priest Entering Kiva before Snake Dance Begins. Little Aliens, by Myra Kelly. Navaho Woman Baking Bread.
Aliens or Americans? by Grose. U. S. Government Indian Scout.
Incoming Millions, by Grose. Buckskin Charlie, Sub-Chief of the Utes.
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Vacation Cooking School, New York City. Ute Chief Sevara and Family.
In the Detention Room, Ellis Island.
Nature Work in Vacation School, New York City. Apache Chief-"James A. Garfield." "Buckskin Charlie,” Sub-Chief of the Utes.
Vacation School, New York City.
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Little Italy (6 subjects). Arrowmaker, An Ojibwa Brave.
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Immigrants at Ellis Island, New York.
THE BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS
OP THB PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN TIIB U. A.
119.00 160.29 240.09 4,341.77
Comparative Statement of Receipts for CURRENT WORK for the 9 Months ending December 31, 1910-11
APRIL 1ST TO DECEMBER 31st
Decrease From Churches....
$133,554.32 $134,952.50 $1,398.18 Woman's Societies.
563.50 1,106.40 542.90 Sabbath Schools...
10,248.10 10,374.99 126.89 Young People's Societies..
$453.24 Individuals, etc... 49,011.67 48,250.51
761.16 Woman's Board of Home Missions.. *211,149.39 *272,488.86 61,339.47 Legacies
95,927.41 396,624.49 300,697.08 Total.
$506,069.63 $868,959.75 $362,890.12 *Includes receipts from all sources through Woman's Board.
HARVEY C. OLIN, TERASUR
The Revolution in China from a Missionary
CANTON, China. and very best ability that the nation can comHE old Manchu dynasty is in a state
mand will be needed to supply administra
tive, judicial and executive duties. I believe of irrevocable collapse, and by the
the Chinese are abundantly able to meet these time you get this the Republic of
needs if the other countries will give moral China will be proclaimed. This is one of the
and sympathetic support, and keep hands off most astounding revolutions in the history of the empire, and fraught with far-reaching
their territory. Mistakes will be made in this
transition period, but the hearts of the people consequences both to our great missionary
are with the reformers, and with patience and cause, and to relations with all nations. Today scarcely a man in this most populous city. tact, a new government will eliminate most
of the old obstacles that stifled trade and in the empire wears a queue. I saw crowds
intercourse both with other countries and in of men going about with scissors seizing men and boys on the street and cutting off their
the different provinces. Mutual concessions
will have to be made, but the Chinese are queues, and no serious objection was made. The change here has been with most wide
pastmasters in matters of compromise, and
orders have already been issued by the six spread rejoicing. The country was ready
boards at Shanghai, requesting each province for the change. For some days the people
to send delegates to the National Assembly were greatly disturbed, and tens of thousands
to meet in that city. Today no country is left the city for Hong Kong and the country.
held in so high esteem as our own, and the The Viceroy wavered. He granted some con
Chinese will be greatly pleased if our country cessions that satisfied the people, but when he heard that the imperialists had re-taken
is the first to acknowledge the new RepubHankow (false report) he reversed positions
lic, as I earnestly hope we may do. and forbade the flying of the white flag. But What is the bearing on
our work? The the people were insistent, and he was inform- change from the old despotism, with its wored that further vacillation would be with ship of Confucius and worship of idols rebitter consequences to himself and he finally quired of officials, to republican liberty, will accepted conditions, and fled the city and was
us mighty responsibilities. I taken to the British consul's residence in a should not be surprised if there should arise state of physical collapse, and was nearly dead a sudden determination on the part of the before he could be transported to Hong Kong. people to destroy idols. Idolatry is absoA new ruler was chosen, a provisional gov- lutely doomed, and the millions of tracts that ernment has been established, and people are have been scattered, and millions more that again flocking back, and comparative quiet will be given out, mean the death of idolatry. prevails. At this time of writing, 15 of the Today in this city some of the high official provinces have gone over to the Republic, and positions have been given to our Christians. the Manchus are preparing to flee.
The son of one of our old preachers is a gradWhat is the outlook? China is undoubtedly uate of Toronto University, and of Columbia at a very critical stage looking prospectively Law School, and here is in high authority. Antowards a Republic. The soundest judgment, other man, teacher in Fati School, has been
Note.-Up to the time of going to press no direct word has been received by the Board of the disturbances in Resht, Tabriz and Teheran, which have been reported in the daily press.
appointed to a permanent position over the revenues, and has taken as his helper another of our Christian teachers. Other Christians are coming into places of power, and all this means mighty gains to Christianity. A very evident feeling of friendliness towards Christianity greatly delights us. We must work as never before. My own conviction is, that we shall be most seriously pressed to take care of the converts that will surely come with the disappearance of the old system of persecution for those who abandoned ancestral worship. What tremendous responsibilities we must now assume to meet the demands for instruction and to prepare a body of native preachers adequate to take care of the mighty harvest that will surely come.
In my own field all is quiet, and men and women all at work. The members of Yeung Kong Station all came here last night, and that on account of fighting near their compound. No disturbance has occurred at Lien Chou. Not a chapel or church has been disturbed in this or any other province, except at Hankow, and that because imperialists burned the city.
If ever the home Church should rise to big opportunities, they should do it now. We shall have to go cautiously for some months, but we shall go. There is no discharge in this
I find people most ready to learn and there is a great demand for our tracts and testaments.
The Apostolic Church in Korea
HE evangelistic responsibility of the
Korea Mission is 4,785,000 souls (in
cluding a conservative allowance of 100,000 for Kang Kai's population in Manchuria). This means that one in forty-four of those for whom we are accountable has been gathered.
The Korean Presbyterian Church is composed of-Baptized adults, 36,074; baptized children, 3,671; catechumens, 25,948; other adherents, 43,277; total, 108,970.
The force consists of 117 missionaries; 33 evangelistic men workers, one to every 3,300 Christians; 204 paid Korean pastors and helpers (foreign and native funds) one to every 534 Christians.
III elders, part of whom are paid helpers. 1,032 leaders, who are acting pastors : Paul called them "elders" in Acts 14:23.
Adding to these all the deacons, leaders of tens, class leaders, Sunday school teach
ers, etc., we have a total (deducting those enrolled twice) of 6,308 men and women combined, who serve the Lord in this special way without salary.
There are 78 organized churches, 1,055 groups (churches-to-be), some of them with congregations of 400. 2,117 mid-week prayer meetings.
Special classes for Bible study, lasting four days each or over, and including some Bible institutes of a month each, enrolled, 54,587. Making allowance for those enrolled more than once, we have at least 40,000 individuals who took part in this special study.
Education-1 college, 49 students; i theological seminary, 34 students; I medical school, 56 students; 10 boys' academies, 811 students; 5 girls' academies, 245 students and 514 primary schools, 8,640 students.
Contributions—Yen, 162,618.14, U. S. Gold, $81,309.17.
The Church in Chosen Today
BY REV. JAS. S. GALE.
HE Church in Korea has reached the
stage through which all Churches
pass. It has had its seasons of quickening, its seasons of great revival, its seasons
of monster meetings and times of shouting hallelujah and again seasons of the dry and arid valley, where no special views gladden the beholder, and where no streams break
forth to clothe the land with verdure. Temporary inspirations may have their permanent and good results and yet the external manifestation will pass away.
The political problem of old days is solved as far as the eye can see, and settled. In times past the uncertainty served to turn many to inquire regarding religion. When the state is rocking on its foundations and threatening to turn turtle, who would not have a mind to seek God and make fast to something that would hold?
This has gone by and we are in a different world indeed, anchored deep and immovable.
A season of revival and great outpouring of mysterious power such as was seen in 1907 is very likely to be followed by a dull period of coldness and stupefaction. Never again can quite the same phenomenon be witnessed. Attempts have been made to recreate it, but they have fallen flat. No amount of agony could restore the experience, no amount of prayer call down the fire. It just would not come, and saints looked at each other to say, "Has God forsaken us?” But the universal answer has been, “No, never." Perhaps it was the experience rather than God himself that was sought for. At any rate He did not see fit to give it, and yet the Church moves on.
Attempts have been made to start independent organizations. For a time this spirit was aflame in parts of the peninsula. One of the ordained Presbyterian pastors went off and preached his propaganda from end to end of the land. "Come ye out and be free from Westerners. Cut out your own creed and run your own Church, ordain, baptize, do as you please and see how happy you'll be.” When we heard last of this would be apostle he was in jail and his followers were dropping away. The propaganda, indirectly, has had a good influence on the Church. Hereafter cries of independence will be looked askance upon.
Smaller organizations that think they have a superior doctrine to plain Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians, Baptists and Congregationalists have come. Our Seventh Day Adventist cousins who feel in conscience bound to their interpretation of the Jewish Sabbath are here and have gone in and out and told the Christians “Except ye keep Sat
urday as Sabbath, ye are all wrong,—the Sabbath still holds. Where does your Sunday. come from anyhow? Prove it from Scripture," etc. This has run through the Church and some have gone off and some have come back. For a time the Christians were disturbed no little, but this, too, has proved a blessing in that it has set many to searching the Scriptures more earnestly to see whether these things be so. The Church moves having learned one more lesson.
The "Holiness” mission too is here, not to plow up the fallow ground but to push in on the groups of Christians and say their say, “Planting Holiness in Korea” is the way their organ puts it. Good, indeed, is such a mission, but human nature is so weak that whenever it makes special claim to humility or gentleness or holiness, it very soon grows to be an arbitrary judge of all the earth, holding up this one and that for spiritual inspection, weighing him and gauging her, pronouncing, "not holy," "knows nothing of holiness," "a legalist," "absolutely in the dark,” etc, etc.
The disciples of such teaching, too, are likely to run about with weighing scales rating missionaries and converts as “chaff” and “less than chaff," while all the time, of course, they are the kernel. If you raise a question as to their claims or teaching, or squareness of deal in enticing converts from other missions, you are an unconverted Saul of Tarsus, an enemy of the truth, a persecutor of the saints.
However, to compensate for these unhappy experiences, comes a benificent organization like the Salvation Army, not claiming for themselves anything, but with hearts all afire to save the lost, the imprisoned, the guilty, the sinful. Even western fallen women who drift east (think of the horror of it), soiled unspeakably, lowest of the low, find the Army ready to accept them, to kiss away their bedraggled tears, and to say, tenderly, "Come to Jesus.”
All these things the Korean Church has seen, and these experiences it has passed through and yet the great tide of gospel influence moves straight on. All those that have ploughed it from end to end have but served to break up the fallow ground and prepare for a wider sowing. God is ever present.