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144,308 India (7), Nyassaland, British East Africa, China.
India, Syria, Palestinc.
In all foreign lands where leprosy is found.
90,000 China, Assam, Brittany.
The editors seek to preserve accuracy and to manifest the spirit of Christ in the pages of this Review, but do not acknowledge responsibility for opinions exprest, nor for positions taken by contributors of signed articles in these pages.-EDITORS.
MISSIONARY FIGURES FOR 1912 of Statistics than we have now. No (See insert facing page 1)
effort has been made to fill out blank THI *HE Statistical Table of Protestant spaces by estimates of any kind.
Foreign Missionary Societies of Wherever the reports furnished no the World for 1912 has been built figures, and wherever the secretaries entirely anew. It includes only the reported personally "no information at actual Foreign Missionary Work of hand,” the writer simply left a blank Protestant Foreign Missionary So- space, thinking that the discerning cieties throughout the earth, an at- reader would rather have blank tempt having been made to report spaces than mere estimates. The only that part of the work of the main columns pertaining to Incomes societies which, after careful inves- and to the number of Foreign Mistigation, was found to be “Foreign sionaries and Native Workers, and to Work.” Thus, for instance, the great Stations, Hospitals, and Dispensaries, work of the Canadian Methodists will be found perfect, while those in among the Indians of the Canadian regard to Schools, Communicants, Northwest has not been counted; nor etc., show more or less numerous has the work of the five societies blank spaces this year. In leaving with headquarters in Spain and Italy, these blank spaces, the writer has folwhich receive their support from lowed the example of The World Great Britain and America. These Atlas of Missions. are only doing that which in the real Inasmuch as the tables this year sense of the word must be called
have been prepared on a little differ"Home Missionary Work."
ent basis from that followed in forThe tables have been prepared with mier years; we have omitted the usual all possible care. Every society comparison with the figures published throughout the earth was requested to one, five and ten years ago. We can, send its latest report to the compiler, however, note the following facts :who made a careful study of the re- The table shows a healthy increase ports, and, after having gathered from of missionary activity throughout the each report the figures, submitted earth. It reveals growing liberality them to the secretaries of the societies.' of the Christian forces. A greater The great majority of the societies re- number of men and women are willsponded at once with the latest re- ing to go out into the field, and the ports (those who did not are marked increasing numbers of converts and with a cross + in the table), and the communicants and of the pupils in busy secretaries cooperated in the missionary schools prove clearly splendid manner with the writer, for that the Spirit of the Lord is at which cooperation he hereby renders work, and the seed sown is bringing his heartiest thanks. A considerable forth fruit abundant unto Eternal number of the secretaries have asked Life, but, at the same time, a glance for blanks that they may be able to at the table shows that after all only secure from the field better informa- a small part of the work which ought tion for next year's statistics. Thus to be done by the Christian Church we are quite sure that next year we among the multitudes of non-Chriswill have a still more complete Table tians throughout the earth is being