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We are waiting eagerly for Miss Hill. The music department usually
has a Japanese assistant, but we couldn't find anyone this year. I have
been doing all the teaching so far, expecting to put about twelve hours of
it on Miss Hill. When nobody knows what to do about work, we have
one convenient little sentence, "Let's give that to Miss Hill." Do you
wonder that we will give her a warm welcome?

I don't find it as difficult to teach as I expected. I talk to my oldest
class as though they were Americans. They always respond to sugges-
tions as though they understood perfectly. But my first year class can't
understand "page 14" without counting up on their fingers.


The Chinese of San Francisco, and of the entire Pacific Coast, sympa-
thize deeply with the revolution in their native land. The yellow dragon
China's ^^g has disappeared from Chinatown, San Francisco,

Sympathizers. and every shop flaunts the new revolutionary flag with
its red, white and blue, a white, twelve-rayed sun in the corner, on a blue
ground, the rest of the flag being solid red. Many thousands of dollars
have gone from this city to aid the revolution. Last week the Chinese
Christian Union cabled a thousand taels (seven or eight hundred dollars)
to China for the Red Cross work. La ;t Saturday the Chinese generally
undertook the work of raising money for the same object in a thoroughly
Chinese fashion. A ^\itter\ng papier-mache lion, escorted by drum and
cymbal corps and performing athletes, made the rounds of Chinatown,
while three thousand dollars was fed to the rapacious monster. To-day
the Chinese women have been invited to meet and prepare bandages for
the Red Cross nurses. Mr. Ng Poon Chew, editor of the San Francisco
Chung- Sal Tat Po (Chinese-Western Daily News), for some years a

1912'] The Doshisha Girls' School 39

Presbyterian pastor among his countrymen in the United States, last
Friday addressed in faultless English the ladies' missionary society of the
First Congregational Church, Oakland. He declared that the Manchus
"belong to the down-and-out club," that the last chapter of China's forty-
five centuries as a monarchy is finished, and that she has discarded "the
false and exploded theory of the divine right of kings."

The excitement has interfered somewhat with the work of the missions
for Chinese in San Francisco and elsewhere, diminishing both attendance
and contributions. Doubtless this disturbance is only temporary. In our
own mission, the children's school has been enlarged by the admission o±
two married women, "The women all want to learn to read now," says
their teacher. Mrs. Yang, formerly connected with Mrs. Nelson's school
in Canton, China, is an assistant in this school. s. F. H.



We have had a six months long to be remembered, for after long waiting
and after making great efforts to come up to the government standard, we
have at last received the coveted recognition for the academy. Not yet are
we able to get it for the two departments of the college ; the Literary
College and the Domestic Science Department are still unrecognized. You
all understand that we get no money from the government, only permission
for our high school graduates to enter any school or college, or to enter any
examinations for teachers' licenses. We must next try for recognition for
both colleges and then when we secure this our graduates can be granted
teachers licenses without examination. Now that we have the lesser rec-
ognition', we must press on for the greater. As a result of our receiving
recognition, we are again getting up in numbers. We are now more than
one hundred and seventy strong, numbering all departments of the girls'
school. And next year we hope for more, and as soon as we are justified
in doing it, we must make great efforts for recognition for the Literary and
Domestic Science Colleges.

The spiritual life of the school is most satisfactory. Thirteen girls
have been converted.

The Y. W. C. A. grows and does its work better and better. There is
much activity in priv'ate. Bible study classes are carried on among the
girls themselves.

The Y. W. C. T. U. also in its flower and tract mission has been full of
activity. You would love to see the girls go off in especially large groups
on Sunday afternoons to carry flowers to all the hospitals, where we always
have a warm welcome.

Our Sunday schools carried on by the girls, to say nothing of the girls


Life and Light

\_ January

who work In the regular church Sunday school, are the joy of my heart.
We have a settlement, where lives a family, two daughters of which are
daily pupils. These girls are teachers in the night school, conduct the
Sunday school, carry on a splendid praise service every Sunday night
before the preaching and do much for the poor who come to the free

Sometimes disappointments come. Last year one of our girls married a
non-Christian and seemed at first to give up everything. Now to-day I
hear that although she has married a rich man and did not make any
bargain with him beforehand that she was not to be hindered in the Chris-
tian life, yet she has been so lovely ; and at last she has found one Christian
woman in that village, and with her husband's consent, she and that one
woman hold a regular service every Sunday night, and now she is happy
and her husband is more than satisfied, and says women educated in
Christian schools are far different, and Christianity must be examined !

Years ago only one girl in a large class graduated unconverted, a strong
Buddhist. Now her husband is dead- and to my great joy she came a few
weeks ago to my young men's class, bringing her sixteen-year-old son,
asking me to teach him and herself. At the last communion, the oldest
son of one of our graduates in this same class was received into the church.
I wish that you who have done this great work could have all the joy that
comes to me.

I am sure I must have told you that the only missionaries ever sent by an
independent Japanese church are Mr. and Mrs. Marazama, sent by the
Presbyterian Church Society to Peking; both are graduates of our
Doshisha. We have nine men and women graduates of the Doshlsha In
the Salvation Army.


Receipts for October, 1911.
Miss Henrietta F. Brewer, Treasurer, 770 Kingston Ave., Oakland, Cal.


Northern Califorma Branch. — Mrs. E. V.
Krick, Treas., '2710 Devisadero St., San
Francisco. Boulevard Cong. Ch., 5;
Lockeford, 5; Oakland, First, 70, Ply-
mouth, 10; Saratoga, 12; Sunnyvale,
Jr. C. E., 2.40, 104 40

Balance, October 1st, 82 52

Less expenses, 32.25,

186 92

So7ithern California Branch. — Mrs. S. E.
Hughes, Treas., 56 Worcester Ave.,
Pasadena. Claremont, S. S., 26.84, S.
S. Jr. Dept., 16.70; Los Angeles, Ply-
mouth, 25, Trinity, 10; Pomona, 30;
Redlands, 38; Riverside, 25, 171 54


Claremont, W. S., "Extra" for Dr.
Tracy of Marsovan, Turkey, 50,
"Extra" for Dr. Haas of Adana,
Turkey, 250, 300 00


Idaho Branch.— Mrs. W. L.Phelps, Treas.,
Ill W. Jefferson St., Boise. Boise
Branch, 26, C. E., for support of girl
in Marash, Turkey, 10; Pocatello, Mis-
sionary Aux., 20, 56 00


Oregon Branch. — Mrs. A. L. Cake, Treas.,
421 W. Park*, Portland. Forest Grove,
Aux., 10; Arlita, Aux., 1; Portland,
First, AUX., 21.95, 32 95


Washington Branch. — Mary D. Smith,
Treas. Ahtanum, Special to Miss
Wiley, Foochow, 10; Seattle, Pilgrim,
Mrs. London, for India Sch'p, 15; Ply-
mouth, VVoman's Ass'n, 30, Queen
Anne S. S., for India, 10.10. 65 10



The Pattington, Chicago, 111.

(BoneBponhinQ BecrttatQ.
Room 523, ISO N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111.

iSernrlitttg Sierrrtani.

Miss ANNIE E. NOURSE, Room 523, 180 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111.



1454 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, 111,

Aaaiatant SIrraaarfr.


718 Simpson Street, Evanston, IIL

Ottar af " iWtaatnn ^lubiea."
Miss MARY I. LYMAN, 180 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111.

ffitfatrman nf fflommittpp on " Sitfp nnh ffiigtft."
Mrs. H. E. PEABODY, 3753 Ellis Avenue.



I have not been able to attend the five outside schools as much as I could
wish on account of multitudinous demands here, but I find Mr. Sarode a
very efficient and reliable assistant, who regularly visits the schools, keeping
the records and filling in the statistical tables required by government.

In. the Seven Roads Girls' School, Mr. Sarode' s wife, Vithabai, is the
head inistress. She is a gentle little woman of Brahman origin, having
been formerly one of Pandita Ramabai's widows. The school goes on
much as usual, with perhaps sixty children on the rolls, numbers of them
now being Brahman girls whereas they formerly were mostly Beni-Israelites.
The Second Standard in this school is taught by Susanbai, who has been
with us so many years. She has recently become a widow, and so is now
quite dependent on her teaching for her support. The third teacher,
Sundrabai, is one who has had some kindergarten training, and is therefore
very useful with the little ones. The children who attend this school are
some of them very bright and attractive, and we are very glad to have this
opportunity to influence all their after lives for good.

Upon my return I found that the neighborhood in which the Burnell
School was located had been changing, so that it is now largely Mohamme-
dan, and that a large Mohammedan school for both boys and girls has been
opened in the same building with ours just one flat below. This had
materially interfered with our school, Hindu parents fearing to send their
little girls thus among Mohammedans, and so I immediately began to search


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for a better place for the school among Marathi speaking people. This I
soon secured in Love Lane, not far from the Blind School. Some of the
older children continue to attend and others have been secured nearer by,
the calling woman being vigilant in her efforts to bring in nevv^ pupils. The
two teachers are quite enthusiastic about working up the new school, and
report many interesting conversations with the parents and relatives of the
children. We expect that it will soon be as prosperous as it was formerly.

The Poor House School rejoices in its new cognomen of the Towle School,
a name which for me is happily associated with the pleasant visit of Mrs.
Towle. This school is only a step or two from Abbott House, and I am
able to run in there more often than to any of the other schools. We have
here also a new teacher, as it seemed wiser to have a woman in charge who
could visit in the homes of the children and become a friend to them all.
They have an interesting Sunday school here every Sunday morning, where
the grown-ups too, blind, halt and lame gather together for the lesson hour.

The other two outside schools of which I am in charge, the Parel Girls'
School and the McKinley Boys' School, are both interesting and prosperous,
with three teachers each, and like Oliver Twist, always asking for more.
It is astonishing the number of things these teachers and schools can require,
and the number of things that are always written on my memorandum to
meet those same needs. At the time of the royal visit next November,
arrangements are being made to seat all the school children of Bombay
along the route of procession. We have asked for one hundred and fifty
seats for the older and more responsible of our children with the teachers,
that they may catch at least a glimpse of the King and Qiieen.

I have taken charge of the two Bible women, as I think I have before
mentioned, with the intention of handing them over to Miss Coan as soon as
she is able to take charge of them herself. I am encouraging them as far
as possible to visit in the homes of the children who attend these outside
schools, to talk with the mothers and older sisters, thus keeping in touch
with the children themselves, and strengthening the influence which we
have had over the children in the schools.

The Blind School is, as you know, always my delight ; in caring for these
poor afflicted children are we not following the example of the Master who
said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have
done it unto me"? The kind things which government officials, influential
natives and other visitors have written in our visitors' book, from the gov-
ernor's wife down, indicate the important position which the school holds
in the eyes of the public. Half a dozen new children have come in within

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the last six months, one a little Brahman girl from another city, and one a
poor wee girlie off the streets in Bombay, who had never known a home or
friends. I was told by those who brought her that she had received her
food from door to door and that when she was thirsty she would call out,
" Give me to drink." Occasionally an old garment was thrown to her,
which would serve the purpose of both clothing and bedding.

Such are the things that fill the daily life of a missionary, many of them
too trivial to be recorded, but in reality they are not unimportant and cannot
be left undone.

Year by year it seems to me we have more and more business to accom-
plish. I presume this is natural enough as our work grows and our com-
munity increases. We sent our usual earnest request for a kindergartner
for the Bombay day school. I presume you are still on the lookout for the
right person and I sincerely hope she may be found ere long.

When I think what a splendid opportunity is awaiting this young woman
I long to be young again or to be able to double my strength and time to
meet all the needs.

As the oldest member of the Bombay station I am more and more looked
to by many as their oldest friend and this fact alone makes many demands
upon my time within our church and community.

Since my return to Bombay the first of June, our new pastor's wife and I
have made an effort to revive the Dorcas Society of the church and to
inspire our women with a spirit of service such as they have not had.

The church has taken on a lease of life since calling a pastor and all are
looking forward to the centennial celebration in 1913.

There are endless opportunities in a large Christian community like ours
for stimulus and encouragrement.



Would you like to have a slight resume of what I have been doing the
last two or three weeks? It has been the finishing up of vacation, and
though rather full of many little things, it has been a very pleasant time.
As a station class of about twenty women were studying during the
summer, and the autumn harvest time was hastening on, we came home
from the seashore a week earlier than we otherwise would have done.
The class was left in the charge of two schoolgirls, one graduated this
summer from the academy, and the other is one of our boarding school

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teachers. Is it not good to think of work of this kind going on under the
care of native help ?

The day after we reached home, we gave up to the examining of classes
for young girls in a primary geography, arithmetic and the Chinese tri-
metrical classic. These studies were all so new to girls who cannot hope
for education in schools, and vv^hat they get must be in some such way.
They really did very nicely, and it mearis not a little to them to have had
such help.

You surely would have been interested in a class of middle-aged women
who were just trying to learn about continents, islands, seas and lakes, with
isthmuses and straits. A map was before them and they had learned the
directions and did have a little idea of things. The trifle they now know
will pave the way for a little more sometime, and the words America,
England, R-Ussia, etc., will inean something when they hear them. An
effort w^as rnade also, to help them do some systematic study in the life
of Christ, but their minds are muddy when you want clearness and con-
fused when you are after order.

We think our two teachers did remarkably well in teaching this kind of
material, quite different from teaching a class of bright little girls. Truly
they know what stupidity means, I am sure. The class was dismissed just
in time, for ever since we have had hard rains and the roads are very bad.
Doubtless my sister Grace will have a story to tell this evening when she
returns home after accompanying the schoolgirls, who are going to Peking,
as far as Techou. Oh, if only there were some way by which long hours
of travel by cart could be lessened. The two large, long carts were well
piled with boxes and bundles of bedding, and as it was raining, some
straw mats had to be bound over the bamboo slats ; the last I saw some of
the girls were doubled over, their heads not clearing the top. I hope they
could either lie down or sti-aighten up during the four hours' ride !

These girls are all eo happy to go back to their study in Peking. I want
to tell you who they are, but first let me say that after our Summer Con-
ference, there was not a girl or teacher who attended who would not liked
to have taken further study ; it was good to see them so eager. There
were about twenty of them, but some are already in their own homes and
have their private schools ; others are hardly capable of much advanced
work in the college course, and some must help in the work already in

But let me tell you about those girls who left us this morning. One, a
college graduate, is entering upon her second year in the medical course,

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and for her journey had put on her school uniform, and had her hair
combed "A la Japanese ladies," so she looked a little strange to us. She
is a girl of grit and purpose, and even though her parents think she is
unfilial in looking after herself in this way and refuse to help her, and even
though her only brother, doing well financially in the Customs House in
Chifoo, opposed her continuing study in the church, and refused her aid,
still she is pushing on, and is a sunbeam wherever she goes. The story
of her parents coming into the church and consecrating the only two chil-
dren, a girl and a boy, to the Lord, in the midst of the severest persecutions,
is too long to tell here.

Miss Kung is our kindergarten teacher. She is not very pretty, and has a
little of a stupid look ; but she has always done well in her studies and
seemed to catch the spirit of kindergarten work, and is as sweet and lovely
with little people as one could wish. Children everywhere love her. She
lacks one year of finishing her course and she is so ambitious to receive her
diploma. She is battling with tubercular tendencies but has more of an
idea how to care for herself than many have. While she does not come
from a poor family, still those more well to do think they have nothing to
spare in any case, so Miss Kung cannot have as much nourishing food as
she knows she needs. We help her in some ways and are hopeful that she
may see her desire fulfilled this year in finishing her course. She has
taught either in boarding school or kindergarten for three years and de-
serves all she is to receive. As she sees the coldness and indifference of
her father in religious matters, she sa,ys, " I can do nothing but pray for him
and the family." It makes me heart-sick as I write that last sentence, for
the bitterness and unkindness that there is in the hearts of the five or six
members of the family is pitiable. When, O when will love conquer self-
ishness and sin ! All of them however love the sister of whom I have been
speaking. She wins them by love and gentleness.

Of the number going north, another is Miss Chang, Shu K'um of whom
I have written before, who has done such helpful work in evangelistic lines
for a year and a half, captivating the hearts of women everywhere by her
enthusiasm, earnestness and love. She has greatly longed to take some
work in some special preparation, and so she goes away with her big heart
overflowing with gratitude. The rest of the party are girls just out of our
school, or just finishing the academy ; th^ey are all growing in their Chris-
tian lives and learning a little more of the meaning of " life " and what the
possibilities of it are.

And now I wish I could take you into the spirit of our brief meeting

46 . Life and Light \^ January

Sunday evening with the few women in the yard, and the girls whom I
have mentioned above. We had been working over and over in our
minds how to get the girls to pay some more toward their own tuition in
school ; they started out with money not a great deal for necessary expenses,
but were still dependent upon the church for the bulk of expenses, and it is
not strange that they seemed to expect it, little thinking of what their bless-
ings cost others. We had read in Mission Studies about the shortage, and
the fear of debt, and it seemed as if the bringing of our dear home workers,
and all the Board's work would make them think. So with the photos of
the leaders in the Rooms at Chicago and a picture of the Bridge, represent-
ing the young ladies' work, we told them of the special need, and the
special call to prayer, and that our evening meeting was to " help a little"
with your prayers. " God's grace to them, what they are, what they are
receiving," they were reminded, " all came through the Woman's Board in
America, and now when these provisions were being made for them, they
needed to " remember the work of faith, the labor of love and the patience
of hope which is back of all they have received." The faces were serious
and the prayers sympathetic and earnest that God would open a way for
closing the year without debt. I hope it will make them realize that they
are stewards of a very little of the home gifts and that they will spend
money carefully and thoughtfully. We closed with "More love to thee
O Christ," and felt that the link between them and our home work of the
line was a little more real and stronger.

It made our hearts more tender to mention the calling from earth to
heaven of Miss Russell, whom some of them knew, and at the same time to
tell them of the great vacancy in the Rooms through the removal of Miss
Pollock, so strong and beautiful a helper. One dear young woman in her
prayer breathed the names of these two workers, one in the East and one in
the West, and asked the Lord to let some one be found in each case to take
up the work.

The absent members of our station return and in a short time we shall
welcome the Drs. Tucker after their furlough and Miss Sawyer, the trained
nurse, with them. A reunited station, may we do our best work for the
Master, continuing faithful, patient and hopeful to the end knowing that
" in His Name " no work is in vain. Pray for us as we do for you.

" My life is but a field
Stretched out beneath God's sky,
Some harvest rich to yield."

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Miss Nellie O. Prescott writes from Parral, Mexico : —

It has been necessary for us as well as people in general to economize
by giving the work of four teachers, engaged last year, to three this year.
While there are fewer pupils there are the same number of classes. The
school has come to the aid of the church by giving work to the pastor
whom the church could not support longer. He was willing to supply
the church if by teaching he could earn a reasonable salary. He enjoys
the school work and the church is glad to have him remain.

Twenty-three years ago "El Progreso" was really a primitive affair.
There were about a dozen children coming together in a little dark room
where light and ventilation came through a door, the only opening, and
that was under cover. It was a cold dismal place where never a ray of
sun could enter. The children were from families which had become
Protestant. When the question was asked, "Why a school?" The
answer was, "Because of the persecution of the Protestant children in the
public schools." The teachers of those schools were glad to be rid of the
responsibility of protecting the children from their Roman schoolmates.
For some years it seemed as if our school would never have any other
object. But little by little parents not Protestants began to patronize the
school and now the majority of the children are from non-Protestant
families. Persecution seems to have entirely disappeared. A father

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