schools to compete with private or church schools which
are already doing a good work, so long as there are
thousands of Indian children for whose education no
provision is made.
ORDINATION AT NEW ORLEANS.
A council of Congregational Churches was held in New Orleans, Sept. 16th, for the purpose of ordaining Prof. Geo. W. Henderson, A.M., B.D., to the Christian ministry. Rev. R.C. Hitchcock, President of Straight University, was chosen Moderator. Mr. Henderson sustained an excellent examination, and was installed Pastor of the Central Congregational Church. The entire service was impressive, and Rev. Mr. Henderson enters upon a very responsible charge of a large church with many encouragements and hopes of great success.
OUR SCHOOLS AND THE YELLOW FEVER.
We have been extremely gratified with the manifestations of faith and courage on the part of our lady teachers in the South during the time of fear and panic because of the yellow fever. Some were already at their stations and in their schools, and some were on the way, subject to the trials of quarantine. Not one hesitated in the path of duty. Many teachers from the different parts of the North were ready to go when the reports of the pestilence were most alarming, but not one of the teachers who had previously been in the work, failed to await instructions to go forward whenever we should speak the word. We have been grateful to God during all these days of the autumn for the splendid qualities of consecration and courage which have come out of our correspondence with our honored teachers. Never did their fathers or brothers, years ago, when deadly war called them to face the perils of battle, show higher courage or a larger sense of duty. Almost all of our Southern schools are now in session, and begin with increased attendance.
SCHOOL ECHO.—A teacher writes: “One of my pupils who had been teaching during the summer came to me in despair over a sum, saying: “I can’t understand sympathizing fractions.”
(When we went to school years and years ago, “sympathizing fractions,” meant broken candy. We understood, but the teacher didn’t. Times change, and we change with them.)
THE SAMARITAN WOMAN.
BY REV. C.J. RYDER, BOSTON.
“And they marveled that he talked with the woman.”
Why? She was a sinful woman. But these disciples must even thus early in Christ’s ministry have learned that he had come to call sinners, not the righteous, to repentance. She was a Samaritan! That was a larger reason for their marvel. They could rise above their hatred for sin more easily than their race prejudice; so can we. The Samaritans were an inferior people. Degraded they were.