New York and Cincinnati:
Eaton and Mains,
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mandments, the Apostles' Creed, and the Twenty-third Psalm, given with the utmost readiness and accuracy by children who one year ago were apparently hopelessly sunk in the deep degradation of heathenism, but to whom the awful scourge of the famine opened a door of hope. Now they are well-fed and clothed, and faithfully taught by Christian men and women ; and not a few of them give evidence of a genuine, personal religious experience.
As we looked on them and thought of the many thousands thus rescued by Christian love, and tried to cast the horoscope of their future in this world and the next, and that of the great army of native children sure to follow them, and saw, with the clear eye of a faith warranted by experience in this land, scores of preachers and hundreds of teachers and thousands of faithful disciples, and that all these are only the seed of the vast India Methodism which is yet to beano wonder our eyes swam and that these living" banners diverted attention from the silken ones suspended above their heads.
There were three hymns in English printed on the program, which were sung with great spirit. One of them, written for the occasion, was the following :
VICTORY WITH JESUS.
" Victory for Jesus ! " They're coming right along ! Epworth Leaguers to the front, ten hundred thousand strong, Ready for the battle of the right against the wrong, Marching to victory with Jesus." Victory for Jesus ! " They're coming right along ! Epworth Leaguers to the front, ten hundred thousand strong, Ready for the battle of the right against the wrong, Marching to victory with Jesus.