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Minutes of the
MALAYA CONFERENCE
OF THE
Methodist Episcopal Church
January, 1930
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MALAYA
ANNUAL
CONFERENCE
IN
38TH
SESSION
BISHOP EDWI"
FLEE, '\1.A., S.T. B., D.O.
MINUTES
of the Thirty-Eighth Session
of the
Malaya Conference
of the
Methodist Episcopal Church
held in
Wesley Church
Singapore, Straits Settlements
January 2-7, 1930.
Table of Contents
---I. Officers of the Conference
Boards, Commissions and Committees
2
1II.
Daily Proceedings
4
lV-
Disciplinary Questions
19
Appointments
23
Reports (a). District Superintendents
29
II.
V
VI.
(b). Reports of Standing Committees and Boards
59
(c). Conference Statistician
(d). Conference Treasurer
69
(e). Miscellaneous
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
Roll of the Dead
74
Conference Sessions
75
Plan of Conference Examiners for the Courses of Study
77
Conference Chronological Roll
80
Certificate
This is to certify that this is a complete and correct record
of tlhe proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Session of the Malaya
Annual Conference.
LESTER
PROEBSTEL.
Secretary.
Officers of the Conference
Presiding Bishop:
EDWIN F. LEE
Secretary
LESTER
Assistant Secretary
S. M.
Statistician
DOUGLAS P. COOLE
Treasurer
S. M.
Registrar
HOBART
Mission Treasurer
J.
Educational Secretary
G. F
Secretary Board of Building and Locatio1t
j. F.
F.
THEVATHASAN
THEVATHASAN
B.
AMSTUTZ
PEAT
PYKETT
PEAT
Any of the above officers may be addressed:
4 Fort Canning Road, Singapore, 5.5.
PROEBSTEL
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,
1930
Boards, Commissions and Committees
Oommittee on Education
Secretary of Education, Principal A. C. S. Penang. Princioal A. C. S.. Si~ga­
pore. Principal A.C. S. Ipoh, Principal M. B. S. Kuala Lumpur, PrmcIpal
M. G. S. Singapore, Principal M. G. S. Kuala Lumpur.
Board of Ministerial Training
Abel Eklund Cbairman, H. B. Amstutz. Registrar, R. Dean Swift, D. P. Coole,
W. A. Schurr, S: M. Thevathasan, J A. Supramaniam, M. R. Dorais.amy, S. S.
Pakianathan, Lim Hong Ban, C. E. Fang, Li Hok Hiang, Lim Poh Chm.
Examiners in the Vernacular
Malav
Tamil
Foocbow
Cantonese
Hokkien
.. G. F. Pykett. F. H. Sullivan
S. S. Pakianathan, S. M. Thevathasan
Li Hok Hiang, Mrs. J. M. Hoover
..
.. Wan Yang Fan
.. Lim Hong Ban, C. E. Fang.
Mission Finance Committee
Ex-officio-G. F. Pykett, ]. M. Hoover, W. E. Horley, F. H. Sullivan,
M. Dodsworth, Mission Treasurer, Secretary of B. B. L., Mission Correspondent.
Elective-S. S. Pakianathan, Chen Su Lan, L. Proebstel, Khoo Cheng Hoe,
Coh Hood Keng.
Oonference Stewards
Class A : V. Samuel, G. F Pykett. Class B: J. J. KovilpiIlai, Goh Hood Keng.
Class C: ]. A. Supramaniam, P. L. Peach.
.
Oonunittee on Publications and Church Extension
Resident Bishop, Ex-officio, Chairman.
Treasurer, Ex-officio, Secretary B.B.L.
Malayan Members: G. F. Pykett, Chen Su Lan, M. Dodsworth, R. Dean
Swift.
(Two members to be named by the Sumatra Mission Conference)
Oommittee on Conference Relations
P. L. Peach, Abel Eklund, H. B. Amstutz, S. S. Pakianathan,
maniam, L. Proebstel, C. E. Fang, Li Hok Hiang, Lim Hong Ban.
Oommittee on Public Morals
J.
A. Supra-
Goh Hood Keng, J. J. KovilpilIai, M. R. Doraisamy, Li Hock Hiang, L. A.
Samuel. Yau Vee San, G. V. Summers, W. A. Schurr.
Board of Control for Holding Church and Parsonage Property
For one year: Goh Hood Keng. For two years: J. A. Supramaniam, S. M.
Thevathasan. For three years: S. S. Pakianathan, C. E. Fang.
Changi Asiatic Sanitorium Committee
Goh Hood Keng, S. S. Pakianathan, Lim Hong Ban, S. M. Thevathasan,
Li Hok Hiang.
Taiping Sanitorium Oommittee
Misses Lois Rea, Mirtha Shively, Carrie C. Kenyon, Minnie L. Rank, Rhetta
Foote.
CONFERENCE BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
3
Fraser's Hill Sanitorium Committee
M.. Dodsworth, in cbarge: T. W. Bowmar, G. V. Summers, Mission Treasurer,
Miss Clare Norton, Mrs. e. D. Patterson.
Committee on Christian Literature
Secretary of Cbristum Literature.W. A. Schurr,S. M. Rajamoney, S. S.
Pakianathan, M. Timothy Huang, S. M. Thevathasan, I. S. Motz, D. P Coole,
G. V. Summers, Fred David, Ding Guang Deu.
Committee on the State of the Church
T. W. Bowmar, ]. j. KovilpiIlai, D. P. Coole, Wan Yang Fan, j. S. Arthur
Fred David, V. Samuel, Edward S. Lau, Lim Poh Chin.
Committee. on District Conference Minutes
C. E. Fang, j. V. Ayaduray, C. D. Patterson, V. Devasahayam, Yap It Tong,
S. A. Phillips.
Committee on Textbooks
P. L. Peach, G. F Pykett, Lila Corbett, S. M. Thevathasan, T. W. Bowmar,
Gazelle Traeger.Board of Control of the Jean Hamilton Theological School
Secretary of Education, H. B. Amstutz, M. Dodsworth, R. Dean Swift, S. M.
1 hevathasan (Ministerial): Dr. Chen Su Lan (Lay).
Oldham Hall Committee
W. E. Horley, J. F Peat, Edward S. Lau, H. B. Amstutz, Abel Eklund.
Committee on Home Missions
S. S. Pakianathan and Li Hok Hiang of [poh; S. M. Thevathasan and
\V. H. T. Abraham of Kuala Lumpur; 1. ]. Kovilpillai and Chua 10k Han of
Malacca; Lim Hong Ban and J. A. P Oswald of Penang; Goh Hood Keng and
Chen Su Lan of Singapore; Lim Siew lng, Sia lew De of Sibu, Sarawak.
Commission on Religious Education
Malayan Members: For one year-Po L. Peach, Carrie e. Kenyon, H. B.
Amstutz. For two years-M. Dodsworth, S. M. Thevathasan, Mabel Marsh.
For three years-Lila Corbett, Ding Guang Deu, G. S. Arumugam.
Triers of Appeals
P L. Peach, S. S. Pakianathan, Lim Poh Chin, M. R. Doraisamy, T W.
Bowmar.
J
Special Committees
Publishing Minutes
The Conference Secretary, H. B. Amstutz, S. M. Thevathasan.
The Conference Statisticians.
Directors of the C.Y.M.S. Kuala Lumpur
Tbe Kuala Lumpur District Superintendent, Yau Vee San, Ng Tiau Pengo
Seow Leong.
Eveland Seminary Committee
Secretary of Education, the principals of the A.e.G.S.-Penang, A.e.G.S.Ipoh, M.G.S.-Kuala Lumpur, M. G. S.-Singapore, 1.H.T,s., Singapore, A.e.S.Singapore, Editor of Malaysia Message, Mrs. E. S. Lau, Mrs. E. V. Davies.
Commission on Public Worship and Music
H. B. Amstutz, Chairman: M. DodswoI'th, W. A. Schurr, R. Dean Swift,
Lila Corbett, Mrs. T. W. Bowmar, M. Doraisamy, Timothy M. Huang.
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MALAYA CONFERENCE,
1930
Dailyc·Proceedinga.
Thursday, January Second, 1930.
The· 38th session of rt:he Malaya Annual Conference opened in Wesley Church, Singapore, at 8.30 a.m. january 2nd, 1~)30, Bishop Edwin
F. Lee presiding.
Communion Service: The Conference opened with a Communion
Service conducted by BilShop Lee atSSisted by members of the Conference.
Roll Call: The former Secref1:ary called t,he roll of the Conference
a!fJd the following responded:G. F. Pykett
W. E. Horley
j. M. Hoover
F. H. Sullivan
V. Samuel
Edward Isaac
S. S. Pakiana,than
V. Devasabayam
P L. Peach
T. W. Bowmar
Li Hok Hiang
Lim Hong Ban
R. D. Swift
Lester Proebstel
Li Ko Ding
M. R. Doraisamy
M. Dodsworth
Abel Eklund
j. j. Kovilpillai
S. A. Phili.ips
L. A. Samuel
lap It Tong
Ang Giok Sui
S. M. Rajamoney
L. A. Chacey
J. V- Ayaduray
Fred David
S. M. Theva:thasan
D. P. Coole
H. B. Amstutz
j. S. Arthur
Channan· Singh
Timothy M. Huong
Wan Yang Fan
Yau Yee San
I. S. Motz
W_ A. Schurr
G. V. Summers
C. E. Fang
Chang Cheng Liang
Paul S. H. Hang
E. S. Lau
Ho Cheuk Lau
Lee H uong Chiang
,\
Secretary: . Lester Proebstel was elected Secretary and S. M.
Thevalthasarn 'appointed As~n;t Secretary.
DAILY PROCEEDINGS
In,troductions:
duced.
The following returned miss.ionaries were intro-
Mr. & Mrs. W E. Horley
Mr. & Mrs. T. W- Bowmar
Miss Gazelle Traeger
" Lydia Urech
" Lois Rea
The folowing new missionaries were introduced;Mr. & Mrs. Paul B. Means
MiS'S Thelma G. Ashley
Mr. Percy B. Bell
Mr. Robent M. Dickson
Greetings: Letters of greeting were read from Bishop and Mrs.
W. F. Oldham, B. F West, \V. G. Shellabear, W. T Cherry, R. A.
Blasdell, Ng Huat Bi and Mrs. Deng Peng Deng. A telegram was read
from J. S. Nagle.
Clara B. Martin: In memory of Clara B. Martin a short prayer
service was held, prayer being offered by Miss Ada Pugh and G. F.
Pyketlt for 'those bereaved.
Programme: The printed programme w.alS made t,he order of the
Conference; recess to be held from 10.15 to 10.30 a.m. and adjournment
at 12.30 noon.
Conferen.ce Bar: The first four rows and ,t:he left wing of the
church were oonstituted rthe Conference bar.
Paragraph 471: Upon motion of G. F. Pykett the pri'vileges under
paragraph 471 were eXltended Ito the lay workers and others concerned
10 participate in /the Conference.
Reporters to the General Press: P. B. Means, M. T,imOithy
Huoog, Miss Lora Buei, W. A. SC'hurr were appointed to report to the
general press.
Chinese Interpreter:
preter.
C. E. Fang was appointed as Ghinese inter-
Prayer: Prayer was offered by G. F Pykett for those sending
greetings, in appreciaJtJion of their services on tlhe field.
Question 15: The names of J. M. Hoover, Supedrutenden.t Sarawak District, M. Dodsworth, Superimtendemt Mal1acca md Kuala, Lumpur Distric1s, F H. Sullivan, Superintendent Jpoh District were called:
their chaTaoters were passed .and each read his repont; M. Dodsworth
readin.g the report from the Malacca Di'strict.
Committee on Privileges: p, L. Peach, M. R. Doraisamy and
Li Hock Hiang were constituted a Committee on Privileges.
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,
1930
Nominating Committee: ·\V. E. Horley, Carrie C. Kenyon.. T W.
Bowmar, J. J. Kovilpillai, Chaill'g Cheng Liang and S. M. Thevaltha'San
were appoinlted ito nomi'fllalte members of Sttanding Committees in place
of those not able Ito act.
Ass'istan,t Statisticians: I. S. MOtz and Fred David were appoinlted to act as AssiSltant Stattisti'Cians.
..
Order of the Day: The report of the Commttttee on Holding
Church Property was ma:,ele the order of tthe day for Mooday aJt 10 a.m.
T,he· reporrt: of the Conference SltJartistician with an ana,lysis of the
statistics Wa6 made rt:he order of ·l1he day for Monday at 10.45 a.m.
Singapo.re V.M.e.A: The Secreta;ry of the Singapore Y.M.C.A.
extended to the Conference ,the privileges of Ithe Singapore Y.M.C.A.
Report of the Secretary of Education: G. F. Pykett read the
report of the Secretary of Education and ,it wms received.
Standing Colmmittee on Schools: On motion of G. F. Pykeltt
in accordance with tthe recommenda1tioo of the Finance Committee a
Stand~ng Commi:trt:ee 0/l1 Schools was constituted, !the members of this
committee to be rt!he Secretary of Educaltion, and ;the Pnincipals of the
A.C.S. Penang, A.C.S. lpoh, A.C.S. Singapore and M.B.S Kua1a Lumpur.
Reports of Mission Work and Institutions: M-i'SS Ada Pugh
reported on Shellabear Hall, Malacca; Mi,ss Minnie L. Ramk reported
on 'the Anglo-Chinese Gids School, I poh.
Reports of Members of Conference: It .was ordered that each
member of Conference be given 3 minutes in which to make his report.
Question 15: The names of tthe following members of Conference
were caUed, thei'r characters were pa5'Sed, and ,those present gave their
reports:-
B. F. West
T ali Pall TiD'g
Ng Khoan Jiu
V. Samuel
J. A. Supramaniam
T. W. Bowma'r
Lim Hong Ban
W. G. Shella:bear
Y J. JesudaseD
Edward Isaac
V. Devasa:hayam
S. S. Pra1darnathan
P L. Peach
Li Hok HiaJIlg
Adjournmelnt: The Conference was adjourned with prayer by
E. S. Lau.
Friday, January TbJrd, 1930.
MORNING SESSION.
. Devotions: The Conference session opened with devotions by
B1Shop Lee. BIShop Lee spoke on 1the subject "Partnership with the
Holy Spir.it."
DAlt Y PROCEEDINGS
Min,utes:
corrected.
The Minutes
of~he
7
previous session were approved as.
Question: The name of W. E. Horley, Superintendent Singapore
District, was called, his oharaoter was passed and he read hi'S report.
The name of G. F. PykeDt, Superintendent Poooog Distriot, wa'S called.
his character was passed and he read his report.
Recess:
photograph.
There was a 20 minutes recess for taking ttlhe Conference
Privilege of the Floor: J. F Peat, Mi'ssion Treasurer and member of the West China Conference, was given ilie privilege of the floor.
Oreeti.n,gs: A telegram expreS'sing greell1ings to the Conferoore was,
received from A. McNab.
Board of Mi,n:isterial Training for the Quadrennium 19291933: The following Board of Ministerial Training was appointed for
the quadrennium 1929---1933:--Abel Eklund
R. Dean Swift
W A. Schurr
J. A. Supramaniam
S. S. Pa.kianatthan
C. E. Fang
Lim Poh Chin
H. B. Amstu'tz
D. P. Coole
S. M. Thevathasan
M. R. Doratisamy
Lim Hong Ran
Li Hok Hi-ang
The following Examiners in tthe Vernaculars were appointed:--Malay
G. F Pykett, F. H. Sullivan
Tamil
S. S. Paki,anat'han, S. M. Thevathasan
Hokkien
Lim Hong Ban, C. E. Fang
lJi Hock Hiang, Mrs. Hoover
Foochow
W,a'll Yang Fa'll
Cantonese
Question 3: Upon 'recommendaition of !the Conference Relations
Committee (see para. 167) Lim Poh Chin who was located in January
1926 by the Malaya Annual Conference was reinstated as an effective
Elder.
Question 24: The mi'l1ti'Sltenal credentia'ls of Lau Y.ip Heng were
delpOsited wiJth the Chairman of the Conference Rel,ations Committee,
Lau Yip Heng having cea'Sed to be a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Report on the General Executive W.F.M.S: M-i~s Ashley gave
a six minute report on lIhe las.t session of the Gener",} Executive of the
W.F.M.S. !held in Columbus, Ohio.
Question 26: Upon recommendaltion of the Conference Rebtions
Committee Ng KhoalJl Jiu and Kong lau Siong were given the re1Jired relation· (see para. 237) and recommended to the Board of Conference
Stewards for ,consideration.
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,
1930
No.minating Co.mmittee: The Nominarting Committee made the
following chaflges in ·tlhe membership of ~the Standing Committees aJIld
they were approved:Committee o.n Educafron:
maniam.
M. R. DoraJisamy vice j. A. Supra-
Co.mmittee o.n Co.nference Relatio.ns:
Supramaniam.
Co.mmittee o.n Public
Hood Keng.
Mlo.r~ls:
Edward Issac vice J. A.
M. R. Doraisamy vice Goh
.
Committee o.n District Co.·n,ference Minutes:
Moi Poh Pengo
Ho.me Missi-onary So.ciety:
C. E. Fang vice
C. E. Fang vice Moi Pdh Pengo
Introductio.ns: Mr. R. H. Young of Wesley Church, Singapore,
Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Jack'SOl1 of !the Assembly of God, Mr. E. Tlipson of
the British & Foreign B~lble Sooiety, Mr. S. W V. Arumugum of the
Tamil circuit KII3.:ng, md Rev. A.' H. Pru5sner, Ph.D., of the Sumattra
Mission Conference were in/troduced.
Address: Dr. PruSlsner addressed ltJbe Conferen'Ce on the subject
4'Tohe People of North Sumatra."
AdJo·urn·ment: The 'session closed with the benediction pronounced by Dr. Prussner.
EVENING SESSION.
Conference Sermo,n,: The Conference Sermon was preacheJ in
Wesley Church by S. A. Phillips, Friday at 8 p.m. Subject" Sanctification."
Sa·turday, January Fourth, 1930.
MORNING SESSION.
Devo.tions:
The Conference opened wilth devotions conducted
by P. L. Peach who addressed the Conference on the subject" The
Marks of the Lord Jesus."
Minutes: The Minutes of the previous seSlsdon were read and
were approved as correCted.
Order of the Day: Tuesday 10 a.m. Report of the Religious
Education Commission. Monday 10.45 a.m. Election of Finance
Committee members. Tuesday 9 a.m. MemorialI Service. Tuesday
9.30 ·a.m. Repent of fthe Home Missionary Society.
Memo.rials and Resolutio.ns: All mernori1als and resolutions
were referred to the Commilttee on Privileges.
J. S. Nagle: The Conference requested Bi~hop Lee ·to advise
with the Board of Bishops regarding the reinstatement of J. S. Nagle
since his case involves technical administrating consideration.
DAILY PROCEEDINGS
9
Greetings: The Secretary was instructed to send the greetings of
;the Conference to Rev. Goh Hood Keng and express ,their regret for his
illness and inability 10 al1Jtend Conference.
Reporto.f the Board of Ministerial Tra'inin.g: H. B. Amstutz
read the report of the Boaifd of MinligteriaI Training and vhe following
resolutions were adopted by the Conference.
I. Paragraph 187 part 7: Beginning with this year paragraph
] 87 palJ1t 7 will be enforced and llhus aU local preachers under fu)'lty yeaiT'S
of age employed or giving t1he-ir ful1 fume as pa1stors shall be required to
take the Locall Preacher's Couifse of Study year by year under this
board's di'fection.
2. Course of Study: 11 wa~ moved all1d passed t1hatt this board
<:arefuIiy revise the Tamil and the Chinese Courses of Study based on
the changes made tlhis year in Ohtina and lndia. Also Ithal!: the T amH
and Ghinese examiners be authorized to draw up suitable DireotJions and
Helps and that :these be made a paTt of tlheir courses of study.
3. Vernacular Examinations: It WaJS moved and passed that' a
commilttee be appointed to revise the vernaculal' exam,inations for missionaries in Tamil, Malay, Hokkien, and Cantonese and that courses be
drawn up for /the Foochow and Hakka, dialects. Thi's committee to COTIsitst of members from ,the newly appoinlted boa,rd of vernacular ex.aminers. These revised courses to be printed in separate pamphlet.
4. Examinations: Under the aru't!hori'l:yof paragraph 187 part 5,
we advise all 'studell/t's in t'he classes to be prepaJred to take examinations
in at least half of thei/r year's work alt ;the time of the' Annua!l Summer
School of MiniS/terial Tra:ining. The courses ',at this school will be
based on ,the Conference Study Courses and examinations wiU be held
on the clOS'j'ng day.
5. Registrar's Record Book: It walS moved and passed thart the
Registnrr be permitted to purchalSe the record 'book authorized by the
.Genera,l Conference.
Commendation.: We wiS'h 1'0 commend the Rev .Goh Hood Keng
:and the Rev. S. 1"1. Thevat-hasan who completed it-heir year's work witih
.an average of 91 % each.
Report on Kuala Lumpur District: M. Dodsworth, Superintendent of Kuala Lumpur DistT'iot read bils report.
Reports on Mission Institutions: T W. Bowmaif read the report on the Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lumpur.
Chan.gi SanStar~um Co,mmittee: Goh Hood Keng, chairman,
'S. S. Paklanathan, LIm Hong Ban, S. M. Thevathasan and Li Hock
Hiang were appointed to administer the Changi sanitarium.
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MALAYA CONFERENCE,
1930
Question 9A: GeraJd V. Summers and Irvin S. Motz were elected
to full membersh~p atnd advanced to ;the studies of the third yeaT. Joseph
V- Aytaduray WaS advanced to :the studies of the third year, adm1tted
into full members·hip and elected to be ordained Deacon.
Question 24: Timothy M. Huong has completed the Conference
Course of Study.
Question 68: Paul S. H. Hang, Lee Huong Chiang, and Ho
Cheuk Lau were continued on trial and advanced to the studies of the
second year.
Question 7:
quest.
Linden B. Jenkins was disoon!uinued at his own re-
Question 10: Edward S. La'u was advanced to the studies of the'
fourth yea,r. Gdh Hood Keng was advanced to l!Jhe studies of the! fourtJh
year on condition that he completes one book of oollateral reading in the
studies of the !Jhird year. James S. Arthur, W'an Yang Fan and Yau
Vee San were advanced to the studies of the fourth year.
Lloyd A. Ghacey was continued in ·vhe studies of
Question 98:
:the third year.
Question l1A: Selvanayagam M. Rajamoney, Yap It Tong, Fred:
David, and Samuel M. Thev.athaS'an were graduated from the course of
study and elected to be ordained Elders.
Question liB:
of study.
Question 10:
fourth year.
J. J.
Kovilpillai was graduated from the course
Raymond D. Roche was continued in studies of the
Greetings: Greetings were received from Rev. Stephen Ban~
Min.ister of the Presbylterian Ohurch, Singapore; he expressed hi'S regret
for being unable to be preselllt owing to being out of town.
Introduction:
Mr. & Mrs.
J.
C. Hsia were introduced.
Address: Dr. Prussner addressed the Conference on "Islam in the
Netherlmds· Indies."
~eception in.to. Membersh'jp: Bishop Lee received into fuH
membership Gerald V. Summers, Irvin S. Motz ·and Joseph V Ayaduray.
Adjournment: lihe ses'Sion adjourned with prayer by S. W.
Arumugam, J. M. Hoover pronounced tfhe benediction.
v.
Sunday, January Fifth, 1930.
Dedication Service: The Strai·ts Chinese Church (Bickley Memorial) was dedicaJted by Bishop Edwin F. Lee at 10_a.m. ·Bishop Lee
preached on the subject "The Organization of an ..dea1."
DAILY PROCEEDINGS
11
Ordination Serv'ice: At 4.30 p.m. Bishop Lee a,ssistedby several
Elders ordained a'S Deacon:-
joseph V. Ayaduray
.and as Elders:Selvanayagam M. Rajamoney
Yap It Tong
Fred David
Samuel M. Thevathasan.
Monday, January Sixth, 1930.
MORNING SESSION.
Devotions: S. S. Pakianathan led the devotions and gave an
.address on the 13th ch1apter of I Corinthians.
M'inutes: The Minutes of the previous session were read and
approved as corrected.
Question 15: The names of the following members of the Conference were called, their characters were passed, and those present made
their report:R. DealIl Swift
L. Proebstd
R. A. Blasdell
M. R. Doraisamy
Moi Poh Peng
Li Ko Ding
Abel Eklund
Ng Huat Bi
j. j. Kovilpillai
S. A. Phi-Hips
Ang Giok Sui
L. A. Samuel
A. McNab
R. D. Roche
L. A. Chacey
C. D. Patterson
H. B. Amstutz
D. P. Coole
S. M. Rajamoney
Yap It Tong
Fred David
J. V. Ayadurayj. S. Arthur
S. M. Thevathasan
Wan Yang F,an
Address: E. Titpson, Agent of the British & Foreign Bible
Society, addressed the Conference on the work of ·vhe -society.
Order of the Day: Tuesday tat 10.30 a.m. report of the Committee on Christian Literature immediately after the report of the
Board of Religious Education.
c. D. Patterson: Bishop Lee repoJltoo'that he ordained C. D. Patterson an Elder on March 7, 1929, in M,anila" P.I. on authorization of
the Malaya Conference 1929 question 110.
In.troduction:
duced.
Mr. A. P. Robinson of Drew & Napier was '.intro-
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,
1930
RepQrt of the Committee on holding Church and' Parsonage
Property: The report of the Committee that a Conference Board of
Control for holding ohurch and parsonage property be constituted was
adopted upon motion by p, L. Peach seconded by S; S. Pakianarthan.
Yes 36; No.2. (See the repor·t).
Greetings: The Secretary was instructed to send greetings t()o
Mrs: Bickley and family.
Order of the Day: Tuesday at 10.45 a.m. election of the Board
of Control for Ohurch and Parsonage Property.
Report o,f Confere,nce Statistician: The Conference Stat1stician,
read the s~ati-stica.I report on church work.
Adjournmen't: The Conference adjourned wilth the benediction
pronounced by J. M. Hoover.
AFTERNOON, SESSION.
1.30-3.00 p.m.
Chairman,:
session.
J. 1\1.
Hoover acted as chairman for the afternoon.
Election of Finance Committee Members: Tlhe following
members of the Finance Committee were elected for 1930 on the first
baIIot:Chen Su Lan
S. S. Pakianathan
Goh Hood Keng
Khoo Cheng Hoe
L. Proebstel
Address: M. Dodsworth addressed 1Jhe Conference on the subject
"The Methodis1 Preacher in Malaya and his message."
Question 15: The names of the following were called, their characters were passed, and those present made their report:Channan Singh
Goh Hood Keng
G. V. Summers
Timothy M. Huong
W. A. Schurr
Ohang Cheng Liang
Edward S. Law
C. E. Fang
Lee Huong Ohi'ang
Paul S. H. Hang
J. A. Supramall'i1am
Ho Cheuk Lau
The following ,also reported:Yau Vee San
Adj~urnment:
The Conference adjourned at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, January Seven,th, 1930.
MORNING SESSION.
Devotions:
Bishop Lee led the service of worship.
DAILY PROCEEDINGS
l~
Memorial Service: P. L. Peach conducted the memodal service.
His subject was, " Reality in Worship." 1\11. R. Doraisamy spoke on behalf of Channan Singh whose ba'by dail,lghter died during the year and
also on behalf of S. M. Rajamoney whose four year old daughter died.
J. A. Supramaniam presented a memorial on Mrs. Samuel Abraham.
G. F. Pykett presented a memorial on Clara B. Martin. J. M. Hoover
also addressed the Conference. Mrs. Pedlow sang "They are gathering
home one by one." Mi·s,s Ma.rtin requested before ,her death that this,
hymn be sung. Prayer was offered by W. E. Horley and Ada Pugh.
Minutes: The IVloinutes of Ithe previous session were read and approved.
Question SA: J. Milton David was admitted on t:ria.I. He is totake the Conference Course in T ami!.
Introductions: Miss Chen, 'i.W.C.A. Secretary of Chinese Work,.
and Mrs. J. A. Supramaniam were introduced.
Report: Ho Cheuk Lau gave his report.
Question 29: Tlhe Report of the Board of Home Missions and
Church Extension was read by S. M. T'hevathasan and it was received.
(See the report).
Election of Members of the Committee o,n Home Missions:.
The Committee on Nominations was asked to make nominations for
the Board.
Report of the Commission on Religi·o·us Education: R. Dean
Swift read the report of the Commilssion on Religious Education and
it was received. On the motion of R. Dean Swift seconded by G. F.
Pykett the following resolutions were adopted. (See the report).
1. Family W orsbip Day: T,he Conference designates the second
Sunday in March 1930 as Family Worship Enrolment Sunday. All
preachers in cha'rge of churches tin Conference are urged to invite earnestly all persons in their constituency to pledge to maintain the practice of
daily worship and to enroll all such in the Family Worship League on
the above mentioned day.
2. Cbildren's Day Programme: W'herever passible the church.
schools of 1!he Conference are to put on a Children's Day Programme on
the second Sunday in June. An offering is to be taken for the support
of the budget of the Malaysia Commission on Religious Educ.ation.
This offering is to be sent to the Secretary of Religious Education at the·
earlieS't possible date' following ,the programme.
Report of the Committee o.n Christian Literature: R. Dean.
Swift read the Report of the Committee on Christian Literature and it
was received. (See the report).
Afternoo.n Session: It was ordered that an afternoon session be·
held beginning at 2 p.m.
Chairm~n: In the absence of the Bishop for the remainder of thesession P. L. Peach was appointed chairman.
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1930
: - Fraser's Hill Sanitarium: M. Dodsworth read the report of the
Committee on Fraser's Hill Sanitarium.
Jean Hamilton Theolo-gical School: H. B. Amstutz read the repOrt on the Jean Hamilton T,heologica'l School. (See the report).
Eveland Seminary:
Seminary.
Lona Bue! read the report on the Eveland
Reports on Mission Institutions:
Anglo-Chinese School, Penang
Lady T~eacher Girls School, Taiping
Anglo-Chinese B-ranCJh Sohools, -Perak
Methodist Girls Sdhool, Sitia'W1an
Anglo-Ohinese Girls Sdhool, Bukit Mertajam
Methodist Girls School, Kuala Lumpur
Winchell Home, Penang
Anglo-Chinese School, Klang
Methodi'Slt G~rJos School, Klang
Anglo-Chinese School, Seremban
Suydam Girls School, Malacca
Anglo-Chinese School, Malacca
AdJo·urnment:
P.- L. Peach
Lois Rea
L. Proebstel
Mechteld Dirksen
Emma E. Walker
Mary W'hitfield
Eva M. Sadler
R. B. Zumstein
Hazel Depler
G. V. Summers
Gazelle Traeger
L. A. Chacey
Conference adjourned at 12.30 noon.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
2-6 p.m.
Reports on Mission Institutions:
Methodist Girls School, Singapore
FaiTfield Girls Sohool, Singapore
Anglo-Chinese School, Singapoce
Anglo-Chinese Girls Sdhool, Penang
Oldham Han, Singa·pore
Nind Home, Singapore
Crandon Home, Taiping
I-Iolt Hall, Kuala Lumpur
Mary Olson
Lila Corbett
T W. Hinch
Carrie C. Kenyon
Abel Eklund
RlheHa Foote
Mirtha Shively
Lydia Urech
Malaysia Message: H. B. Amstutz Tead the repof't on the "Malaysia Message." The Conference voted 'an expression of thanks to
H. B. Amstutz for The splendid work 1Jhat he has done as Editor of the
Malaysia Message." (See the report).
It
Southern. Bell:
"'SoutJhem Bell."
Ding Guang Deu read the report on the
Question 27: Moi Poh Peng was given the supernumerary relationship for one year.
DAILY PROCEEDINGS
I"
Questio.n 32: S. M. Theva:t:hasan read rhe report of the Conference Treasurer and ilt was received. (See the report).
Local Preachers Provident Fund: S. S. Pakianathan read the
report of the Committee on the Local Preachers Provident Fund. It
was moved by S. S. Pakianathan and 'Seconded'by P. L. Peaoh that the'
Local Preachers Provident Fund be insotitwted and that the final plan to'
be adopted be referred ·to the Finance Committee for the working out of
the details. (See the report).
Introduction: Mr T.ay Sek Tin retired preacher of the Presbyterian Mission, Singapore, wa'S introduced.
Electi-on of Board of Control for bold.ing Church and Par..sonage Pro·perty:
Fi1rS't ballot. S. S. Pakitanathan and C. E. Fang were elected to
serve for three years. J. A. Supr-amalfliam two years.
Second ballot: No election.
T:hird ballot: S. M. Thev;aothasan was elected to serve two yeaTS
and Goh Hood Keng one year.
Question 35B: V Samuel read Ithe Report of the Conference
Stewards and it was adopted. The Conference ordered that Mrs. Toomey receive $25 per mon,t1h in 1930 and $15 per month.in 1931 and that
the chairman of .the committee inform her that after 1931 the Conference
will not be able to contribute further in her case. (See the report) ~
Question 36: The Conference Stewards 'and the Oabinet were
given power to appoint to the Pastoral Charges the amount to be raised
for the support of Conference Claimants.
Questi·on 40: The dnvitation of H. B. Amstutz, Pastor of the Wesley ChuToh, Singapore, to hold the next session of Annual Conference at
Wesley Church, Singapore, was accepted.
Committee on Textboo.ks: P. L. Peach read the report of the
Committee on Texrbooks. (See the report).
Committee on State of the Church: Fred David read the report
of the Committee on the State of the Church. The Conference renewed
the request on page 16 of the Mabya Annua,l Conference Minutes
1929:-That !the question of using M-isS'ion property, or Church and
School ,haUs, for non-ChriS'ti'an gatherings and the matter of Tamil
Inga1lhering Festivals be referred ,to the District Conference through the
Secretary with instructions that the District Conference report back to
the Commiftee on the Sta1te of the Church all: the next session of the Conference. (See the report).
Committee on Public Mora's:
of the Commi-ttee On Public Morals.
M. R. Doraisamy read the report
(See the report).
Committee on "The Nest": F H. Sullivan read ,the report of
the Committee on The Nest.
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1930
District Conference Minutes: Edward Isaac reportedtha1: the
District Conference Minutes were in order. (See the report).
Question 31:
-(See the report).
D. P. Coole read Ithe Conference Schools StatJiS'tics.
School Principals Committee: On motion of G. F. Pykett
.seconded by W E. Horley the report of the School'S Principals Committee was referred to the Finance Commi,ttee. The gist of the report is
to be printed in the Conference Minutes. (See the report).
Election of Committee ·on Home Missions: S. S. Pakilanathan
.of lpoh, S. M. Thevathasan of Kuala Lumpur, ]. ]. Kovilpilla.i of MaJacca, Ll Hock H i'ang of I poh, Lim Hong Ban of Penang and Goh Hood
Keng of Singapore.
C{)·nference Statistician for 1930:
-Conference Statistician for 1930.
1. S. Motz was elected to be
Conference Treasurer for 1930: S. M. Thev.athasan was elected
.to be Conference Treasurer for 1930.
Official Minutes ,of the Conference: On motion of G. F. Py.kett 1:heprinted Minutes were made the official record of the Conference.
Commi,ttee on Editing Minutes: The Conference SecretaTY,
H. B. Amstutz, S. M. Thevanha'san and ·the Conference Statistician.
Commilttee on Res.o-Iutions: P. L. Peach read the report of the
·Committee on Resolution and it 'W:a~ adopted. (See 1!he report).
Standing Committees for 1930: See the Malaysia Message"
.a:nd il:he Conference M'inutes.
Presentation of Credentials: BiS'hop Lee presented ]. V Aya.dur·ay with his Deacon',s credentials, and S. M. The'Vathas.an, Fred
.David, S. M. Rajamoney 'and Yap It Tong with their credentials as
Elders.
H
Question 1 (a) was called.
The answer is "Yes."
According to the law of the land in
which we live. The Secretary of
the Board of Building and Location
of rhe Methodist Episcopal Church
.is incorporated by Ordinance No.
194 in Vol. V Revised Statutes of
the S'1:raits Settlements No. 13 of
1914 in the Federated Malay States.
Question
The ·answer is "None."
1 (b) was called.
Question
2
was called.
The ,answer is ItNone."
Question
4
was called.
Question 5 (b) was called.
The ·answer is "None."
The ,answer lis "None."
~uestion
5 (c) was called.
The ,answer is "NoneY
DAILY PROCEEDINGS
Question
6 (a) was called.
The answer ,is "None."
Question
6 (c) was called.
The ,answer .is "None."
Question
6 (d) was called.
The .answer is "None."
Question
8 (a) was called.
J.
Question
8 (b) was called.
G. V Summers.
Question
8 (c) was called.
The answer is "None."
Question
8 (d) wa's oalled.
The answer is "None."
Question 11 (c) wa1s called.
The answer is "None."
Question 11 (d) wa's called.
The answer is "None."
Question 11 ( e) was called.
The answer is "None."
Question 11 (f) was called.
TheaTiiswer is "None."
Question 12 (a) wa!s called.
The answer is "None."
Question 12 (b) was called.
The answer is "None."
question 12 (c) was called.
T,he ,answer is "None."
Question 12 (d) was called.
The answer is "None."
Question 13 (a) was called.
The answer is "None."
Question 13 (b) was called.
The ari'swer is "None."
Question 13 (c) was called.
The answer is "None."
V- Ayaduray.
Question 14
was called. The answer is "None."
Question 16
was called. The answer is "None."
Question 17
was called.
Question 18
was called. The answer 1S "None."
Question 19
was called.
The answer is ,"None."
Question 20 (a) was called.
The answer is "None."
Question 20 (b) was called.
lIhe answer is "None."
Question 20 (c) was called.
The ,answer 1S "None."
Question 21
was called.
The answer is "None."
Question 22
was called. The answer is "None."
Question 23
was called. The answer is "None."
Question 25
was called.
The answer is "None."
Moi Poh Pengo
17
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MALAYA CONFERENCE,
1930
P. L. Peach, S. S. Pakiana1han, Lim
Poh Chin, T w~ Bowmar, M. R.
Doraisamy.
Question 30
was called. T.he answer i's "None."
Question 33 (a) was called. $232.00 gold.
Question 33 (b) was called. $867.00 gold.
Question 34
was called. $1,224.00 gold.
Question 35 (a) was called. Board of Pensions and Relief.
$200.00 gold.
Pastorial Charges $652.00 gold.
Question 37
was called. The answer is "None."
Question 38
was called. See the list of appointments.
Adjournment: Conference adjourned at 6 p.m. wi~h prayer by
M. Timothy Huong and J. A. Supramaniam and the benediction was
pronounced by B'i'shop Lee.
EDWIN F- LEE, Chairman.
Malaya Annual Conference.
L. PROEBSTEL, Secretary.
Malaya Annual Conference.
was caUed.
Question 28
(tertificate of
~rbinatfon.
This is to Certify
that following election by the
!IOalal?a annual (tonference of tbe !IOetbobist
J6piscopal (tburcb
and assisted by several Elders
on Thursday, March 7, 1929
in Central Students Methodist Church, Manila, P.I.
I Ordained CHARLES D. PATTERSON an Elder
and
on Sunday, January 5, 1930
in Wesley Methodist Church, Singapore, S.S.
I Ordained JOSEPH V. AYADURAY a Deacon
The following were Ordained Elders
FRED DAVID
SELVANAYAGAM M. RAJAMONEY
YAP, IT TONG
SAMUEL M. THEVATHASAN
EDWIN F. LEE,
Singapore, S.S.
Jan.
23, 1930.
~Bishop
Disciplinary Questions
la.-Is this Annual Conference Incorporated according to the Requirement of the Discipline?
Yes. According IO the la\\! of the land in which we live. The Secy. of
the Board of Building and Location of the Methodist Episcopal Church
is incorporated by Ordinance No. 194 in Vol. V, Revised Statutes
of the Straits Settlements, and also by Enactment No. 13 of 1914
in the Federated Malay States.
b.-What officers and persons holding moneys, funds, etc. are bonded,
and in what amounts, according to the requirements of the Discipline?
None.
2.-Who have been received by Transfer, and from what Conferences'!
None.
3.-Who have been readmitted?
Lim Poh Chin.
(Located, Malaya Annual Conference, 1926).
4.-Who have been received on Credentials, and from what Churches'!
None.
5.-Who have been received on trial'!
(a) In Studies of the First Year.
David, ]. Milton.
(b) In Studies of Third Year under the Seminary Rule.
Note §12 (c).
1[179, §2.
None.
(c) Exempt from Course of Study under Semina,ry Rule. 1[186.
§l.
None.
6.-Who have been continued on trial'!
(a) In Studies of the First Year.
None.
(b) In Studies of the Second Year.
Hang, Paul S. H.; Ho Cheuk Lau; Lee Huang Chiang.
(c) In Studies of the Third Year.
None.
(d) In Studies of the Fourth Year.
Note carefully 1[185, §5.
None.
7.-Who have been Discontinued?
Jenkins, Linden B. (at his own request).
8.-Who have been admitted into Full Membership!
(a) Elected and Ordained Deacons this year.
Ayaduray, Joseph V.
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,
1930
(b) Elected and Ordained Deacons previously.
Summers, Gerald V.
(c) Elected to be Ordained elsewhere.
None.
(d) Ordained Deacon, having been previously elected by Conference.
None.
9.-What Members are in Studies of tbe Third Year?
(a) Admitted into Full Membership this year.
Ayaduray, joseph V.; Motz, Irvin S.; Summers, Gerald V.
(b) Admitted into Full Membership previously.
Chacey, Lloyd A.
lO.-What Members are in Studies of the Fourth Year?
Arthur, james S.; Goh Hood Keng; Lau, Edward S.; Roche, Raymond D. ~
Singh, Channan; Wan Yang Fan; Yau Yee San.
II.-What Members hav..e completed the Conference of Study?
(a) Elected and Ordained Elders this year.
David, Fred; Rajamoney, Selvanayagam M.; Thevathasan, Samuel M.;.
Yap It Tong.
(b) Elected and Ordained Elders previously.
Kovilpillai, joseph j.
(c) Elected and Ordained Elders under the Seminary Rule.
1[182:.
§4.
None.
(d) Elected to be ordained elsewhere.
None.
(e) Ordained Elde1', having been previously Elected by Conference.
None.
(I) Ordained Elder elsewhere under our Election.
1fI72, §3.
Note carefully
None.
12.-Wbat others have been elected and ordained Deacons?
(a) As Local Preachers.
1f179, § 1.
None.
(b) Under Missionary Rule.
1f179, §4.
None.
(c) Under the Seminary Rule.
1[179, §2.
None.
(d) Elected by this Conference and Ordained elsewhere.
None.
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DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS
J3.-What others have been elected and ordained Elders?
(a) As Local Deacons. 1[182, § 1.
None.
(b) Under Missionary Rule. 1[182, §5.
None.
(c) Elected by this Conference and Ordained elsewhere.
None.
14.-Who have been left witbout appointment to attend one
Schools?
0/ our
None.
J5.-Was the character of each preacher examined!
Yes, in open Conference.
16.-Who have been transferred, and to what Conferences!
None.
17.-Who have died!
None.
lB.-Who have been located at their own request!
None.
J9.-Who have been located!
None.
20.-Who have withdrawn!
(a) From the Ministry.
None.
(b) From the Ministry and Membership of the Church.
None.
(c) By Surrender
0/ the Ministerial Office.
~173.
None.
21.-Who have been deprived
0/ the Ministerial office!
None.
22.-Who have been permitted to withdraw under charges or complaints!
None.
23.-Who have been expelled!
None .
.24.-What other personal notation should be made!
Huang, Timothy M., (graduated from the Conference Course of Study).
Lau Yip Heng, (the Ministerial Credentials of Lau Yip Heng were deposited with the Chairman of the Conference Relations Committee he
having ceased to be a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church).
25.-Who are the Supernumerary Ministers, and for what number of
years consecutively has each held this relation!
Moi Poh Peng, eJected 1930.
26.-Who are the Retired Ministers!
Kong lau Siong; Li Koh Ding; Ng Huat Bi; Ng Khoan Jiu; West, B. F.
MALAYA CoNFERENCE_ l~jO
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27.-~Vho
have been granted leave()f absence?
None.
2B.-Who are the Triers of Appeals?
Peach, P. L.; Bowmar, T. W.;· Pakianathan, S. S.; Lim Poh Chin; Doraisamy, M. R.
. .
29.-What is the Annual Report of tbe Conference Board of Home
Missions and Church Extension?
See the report.
JO.-What is the Annual Report of tbe Conference Board of Foreign
Missions?
None.
JI.-What is the Statistical Report'!
See the report.
32.-What is the Conference Treasurer's Report'!
See the report.
JJ.-(a) What is the aggregate of tbe Benevolent Collections ordered by
the General Conference, as reported by tbe Conference Treasurer?
$232 (Gold).
(b) What is tbe aggregate of tbe Benevolent Collections ordered by
the Annual Conference" as reported by tbe Conference Treasurer?
$867 (Gold).
J4.-What are the claims on the Conference Funds?
$1,224, (Gold).
35.-(a) Wbat has been recieved on tbese Claims?
$852 (Gold).
(b) How has it been applied?
See Report of Conference Stewards.
J6.-What amount has been appointed to tbe Pastoral Charges within
the Conference, to be raised for the Support of Conference Claimants?
None.
37.-1s there a· Conference Sustentation Fund Society, and what is its.
Report.
None.
3B.-Where are the Preacbers Stationed?
See List of Appointments.
39.-Where shall the next Conference be beld?
Wesley Church. Singapore.
Appointments
IPOR DISTRICT.
F. H. Sullivan, District Superintendent, (P.O., Ipoh, F.M.Sj
F. H. Sullivan, Pastor.
'poh, English Church
Mrs. F H. Sullivan
Women's work ..
Chinese Church
Ho Cheuk Lau
Women' s Work
Miss Rank
Bible Woman
Mrs. Pek Imm Chi
District Women's work
Mrs. F. H. Sullivan
Tamil Cburch and Circuit ..
S. S. Pakianathan, Pastor
Mrs. ]. Appaduray
Women's work ..
Evangelistic Work and T eacber
Channan Singh
Continuation Scbool
James S. Arthur
Sungei Siput Tamil
Anglo-Cbinese Scbool
L. Proebstel, Principal, S. S. Pakianathan, Percy Bell, Miss Mildred
Merten, Fred David.
H. E. Bunn
Boarding School
..
Miss Minnie L. Rank, Principal,
Anglo-Cbinese Girls' Scbool
Miss Lora Buel, Miss Florence Klein'hen'll
Anglo-Chinese Girls' Boarding
School
Miss Lora Buel
Anglo-Chinese Brancb Scbools
L. Proebstel, Manager
Kampar, Chinese Cburch
Kam Yu Tsuen
Women's work ..
Mrs. T. K. Cheong
Anglo-Chinese School
Cheong Tsun Kong, Headmaster
Pusing, Cbinese Churcb and Vernacular
To be supplied
Scbool ..
Tronoh, Chinese Church and Vernacular
Supplied by Lam Hoong Pan
Scbool ..
Douglas P. Coole
Sitiawan, Resident Missionary .•
Women's Evangelistic Work
Miss Mechteld Dirksen
Parisb Visitor
..
,.'.
• . Miss Janet Chen
Foochow Church Kampong Koh .. Supplied by Ding Guang Deu
Mrs. D. P. Coole
Women's work ..
Mrs. Ling Ceng Ho
Bible woman
..
Miss Mechteld Dirksen
Metbodist Girls' School
Lee Hock Hiang, Pastor
Ayer T awar C hurcb
.•
Mrs. Leng Ging Bong
Ayer Tawar Bible Woman
Supplied by Lim Choon Chiu
Sungei Wangi Circuit
Sitiawan Tamil
..
.
.. Edward Isaac
Simpang A mpat, Lumut, K amSupplied by Shi Yu Shou
pong Bharu Circuit
Supplied by Ling Nguong Sing
Tbird Road ..
D. C. Gong, Headmaster, D. P. Coole
Anglo-Cbinese School
Tai Poh Ting
Taiping, Chinese Cburcb ..
Mrs. Tai Poh Ting
Women's work ..
..
]. Thambiah
Tamil Church and Circuit ..
Miss Rea
Women's work..
•.
Miss C. Lois Rea, Principal.
Lady Treacher Girls' School
Miss Shively
Miss Mirtha Shively
Crandon Home
Mrs. Se Chi,
Bible Woman
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,
Tanjong Rambutan, Chinese church and
Circuit
School
Teluk Anson, Tamil Church and Circuit ..
Catechist
Women's work
Bible Woman
T elegu Circuit
Anglo-Chinese School
Tanjong Malim Circuit ..
1930
To be supplied
Mrs. Paul
J. M~1ton David
J. D. Asirvatham
Mrs. J. M. David
Mrs. K. Sundaram
To be supplied
Wendell H. Cordle, Headmaster
Mrs. Cordle
To be supplied
xt1ALA LUMPUR DISTRIOT
M. Dodsworth, District Superintendent, (P.O., Malacca, S.S.
Bentong, Chinese Church
Bukit Rotan, Tamil Church
Kajang, Church and Button Memorial
School ..
Klang, Resident Missionary
Anglo-Chinese School
Methodist Girls' School
Chinese Circuit
Women's work ..
Tamil Circuit
Women's Work
Kuala Kubu, Tamil Circuit
Kuala Lumpur, Englisb Church ..
Women's work ..
Hakka, Cantonese Cburch ..
Women's work
Hinghua Circuit
Women's work
Bible Woman
Holt Hall
Methodist Boys' School
Methodist Girls' School
Tamil Church and Circuit ..
Supplied by Lam Thau On
Supplied by K. J. Timothy
Wan Yang Fan
G. V. Summers (effective April)
G. V. Summers, Principal (effective
April)
Miss Hazel M. Depler, Principal
To be supplied
Mrs. G. V. Summers
S. W. V. Arumugam
Miss Depler
L. A. Samuel
C. D. Patterson, Pastor (effective April)
Mrs. Patterson
Yau Vee San
Mrs. R. B. Zumstein, Mrs. Yau: Vee San
Supplied by Sung Shang \Ven
Mrs. Sung Shang Wen, Miss Marsh
To be supplied
Miss Lydia Urech, Principal
R. B. Zumstein, Acting Principal,
(effective April), C. D. Patterson,
"·;~e-Principal, S. M. Thevathasan
Miss Mabel Marsh, Principal
S. M. Thevathasan, Pastor,
S. S. Manickam, Associate PastorMiss Urech
L. A. Samuel, Pastor
Ang Giok Sui
Women's work ..
Port Swettenham, Tamil Church
Mentakab, Church and School ..
Raub (PahaQg,) Tamil 'Church and
Circuit
S. M. Rajamoney
Sentul, Tamil Church and Circuit
S. A. Phillips, Pastor
Women's work .•
Mrs. S. A. Phillips, Mrs. R. D. Swift
Bible Women •.
Mrs. Timothy
ApPOINTMENTS
MALACCA DISTRICT
M. Dodsworth. District Superintendent, (P.O., Malacca, S.S.)
District Interpreter ..
Asahan. Cbinese Churcb
Chinese School
Bekoh, Chinese CbuTch
Bemban. Cbinese Church
Jasin, Chinese Cburcb
Jementah, Cbinese Cburch ..
Kuala Pilah. Chinese Church
MaIacca, Anglo-Chinese School
Cbinese Churcb
Women's work
Bible women ..
Malay Hostel
Straits Cbinese Cburch
J
W omen s work ..
Suydam Girls' School
Shellabear Hall
Tamil Cburcb and Circuit ..
Women's work
Bible women ..
Parish Visitor
Chinese Vernacular Schools
Mantin, Chinese Churcb ..
Merlimau, Chinese Cburch ..
Paloh, Chinese Churcb
Port Dickson Circuit
Sagil Tamil Circuit
Segan;tat Cbinese Circuit
Seremban, Resident Missionary
AngZo-Cbinese Scbool
Cbinese Church
Women's work
English Church
Women's work
Tamil Cburcb and Circuit ..
Women's work ..
Chinese Bible woma."
Sepang, Chinese Church ..
Serom, Chinese Churcb and Scbo01
Sungei Bharu, Chinese Cburcb ..
Sungei Rambei, Cbinese Church ..
Tampin, Chinese Cburch and Scbool
District Evangelistic Work
Chua 10k Han
Supplied by Lim Keong Eng
To be supplied
Supplied by Lim Keong Eng
Supplied by Lim Keong Eng
Supplied by Lim Keong Eng
Supplied by, Lim Geok Hui
To be stlpplied
Ho Seng Ong, Principal
Supplied by Chua 10k Han
Mrs. Chua 10k Han, Miss Pugh
Mrs. Lim Seng Gu
Mrs. M. Dodsworth
Supplied by Yap Dji Hian, Pastor~o
Chong Ah Poon, associate
Miss Traeger
Miss Gazelle Traeger, Principal
Miss Ada Pugh
j. j. Kovilpillai, Pastor
Mrs. Dodsworth
Mrs. Mariamah
Mrs. Chua 10k Han
R. D. Roche, Manager
M. Timothy Huong, Pastor
Supplied by, Lim Keng Leong
Supplied by Koh Le Kwee
To be supplied
Supplied by A. Devadason
Yap It Tong
T. Vl. Bowmar (effeo~~live April)
T. W. Bowmar, Principal (effectiveApril) M. R. Doraisamy, VicePrincipal, J. V. Ayaduray
M. Timothy Huong, Pastor
Mrs. M. Timothy Huang, Mrs. T. W.
Bowmar
T W. Bowmar, Pastor (effective April)
Mrs. T. W. Bowmar
M. R. Doraisamy, Pastor. 1. V. Ayaduray, Assistant Pastor
Mrs. Doraisamy.
Mrs. T ay Siok Bee
Lee Huong Chiang
Supplied by Ng Hong Teck
To be suppZieod
Supplied by, Foo Kee Kwang
Supplied by Wong Eng Leong
Mrs. M. Dodsworth
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PENANG DISTRICT
G. F. Pykett. District Superintendent, (P.O., Penang, S.S.)
lBukit Mertajam, Anglo-Chinese Girls'
Scbool
Women's work
Kulim, Cbinese Church
South Province, Cbinese Circuit
North Province and Kedah, Cbinese
Cburcb
North Province, Tamil Circuit
Women's work·~ ..
Nibong Tebal, Tamil Circuit
Women's work ..
A nglo-Chinese School
Parit Buntar, Tamil Circuit
Women's work ..
Anglo-Cbinese School
Penang, Alexandra Home ..
Anglo-Chinese School
District Branch Schools
Anglo-Cbi1use Girls' Scbool
Cantonese Cbinese Church
Women's work ..
Bible Woman ..
Dato Kramat Tamil Cburcb
Women's work ..
Dato Kramat Anglo-Chinese
School
Fit{gerald Memorial Church
Women's work ..
Hokkien Chinese Church
Women's work
Bible Women
Mrs. I. S. Motz, Headmistress
Mrs. Motz
Supplied by, Chin Poh Tat
I. S. Motz, Pastor
Supply, Lim Yau Thong
Lim Hong Ban, Pastor, Moey Poh Soon
V. Devasahayam, Pastor
Mrs. Devasahayam
To be supplied
To be supplied
]. A. P. Oswald, Headmaster
Supplied by j. A. P. Oswald. Pastor.
M. Davamoney, Catechist
Mrs. ]. A. P. Oswald
Irvin S. Motz, Headmaster
Miss Ruth Johnston, Mrs. Lim Leng Lee
P L. Peach, Principal W. A. S~hl1rr
Miss Petula DuMez Miss Ruth
Sherwood (April)
G. F. Pykett, Manager
Miss Carrie C. Kenyon, Principal. Miss
Ruth Johnston
Supplied by, Yong Tian Kong
Mrs. G. F. Pykett
Mrs. Ah Sim
V. Samuel, Pastor
Mrs. G. F. Pykett, Mrs. V. Samuel.
Miss Johnston
V. Samuel, Headmaster
W. A. Schurr, Pastor
Mrs. W. A. Schurr, Miss Kenyon'
Lim Hong Ban, Pastor
Mrs. Lim Hong Ban, Miss Sadler
Mrs. Ang Swee Inn, Mrs. Khun Khiam
Chi
Miss Eva M. Sadler
Winchell Home
District Missionary Provinve Wellesley,
South K edah and Perak
Irvin S. Motz
SIBU (SARAWAK) DISTRICT
j. M. Hoover, District Superintendent, (P.O., Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo)
District Helper
Wong' King Huo
'Sibu Bazaar ..
Lim Poh Chin
Telephone Road
Gong Song Dong
:Sing Cio Sang
Sia Ieu De
Hinghua COlony
To be supplied
(Mt. Geng Dung)
Ling Ung Uoi
':Bukit Lima ..
Ling Sieu Buo
ApPOINTMENTS
Ingilo ..
Siong Po
Sang 0 Chong
Ensurai
A Po ..
Bukit Lan
Lobaan
Kuoi Nga Geng
Tanjong Kunjit
Sing Nang Chong
Nang Chong
Telok Selalo
Binatang
Sarikei ..
Tung Dak Po
Lu Buok Geng
Niek Se Gak
Girls' School and Women's work
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To be supplied
Ling Lee Gong
Ling Lee Gong
Lau Dieu Ki
Li La Chiong
Ling Chiong Ang
Lang Ceu Sung
Uong Sing Hie
Ding Hok Ling
Ling Ung Sung
To be supplied
Dang Deung .Ming
leu Sieu King
Uong Uoi Seng
To be supplied
To be supplied
Doh Hung Ceu
Mrs. ]. M. Hoover
SINGAPORE DISTRICT
W. E. Horley, District Superintendent, (p.o., Singapore, S.s.)
District Missionary
Abel Eklund
Anglo-Chinese School and Branches
T. W. Hinch, Principal and Manager
j. A. Supramaniam, Miss Lorinne:
McLaughlin, Robert M. Dickson
Middle School ..
L. B. Jenkins, Headmaster
Primary Scbool ..
Miss Clare Norton, Headmistress
Continuation Scbool
To be supplied
Fairfield Girl's Scbool
Miss Lila Corbett
Foocbow Cburch
Chang Cheng Liang, PastflT
Women's work
Miss McLaughlin
Hingbua Cburcb
Hang Seng Hoh (Paul)
Women's work
Mrs. Hang
Bible Woman
Mrs. An Seng Ai
Geylng Englisb Cburcb
Edward S. Lau
Chinese Services
Supplied by Lim Un Tien, Khoo Chong.
Bee
Women's work ..
Mrs. Lau, Miss Jackson
Parisb Visitor ..
Miss Ang Swee Eng
Geylang Methodist Girls' Scbool .. Miss Muriel Knutsford. Headmistress
H akka-Cantonese (K wantung
Cburcb) ..
Supplied by Fam Cho Phin
Mrs. W. E. Horley
Women's work
To be supplied.
Bible Women ..
To' be supplied
Paya Lebar Cburcb ..
Eveland Seminary for Young
Miss Catherine Jackson, Principal
Women ..
Miss Catherine Jackson, Principal
M etbodist Girls' School
Miss Thelma Ashley
Miss Rhetta Foote, Principal
Nind Home ..
Straits Chinese Cburcb (Bickley
Memorial)
Goh Hood Keng. Pastor, J. F. Peat
Women's work ..
Mrs. J. F Peat, Miss Foote, Miss Corbett
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Bible Woman ..
Leper Hospital. Work
Tamil Church and Circuit ..
Havelock Road ..
Women's work ..
TeZok Ayer Chinese Church
Women's work ..
Bible Woman ..
Parish Visitor
Oldham Hall Boarding School
Wesley Cburch
Women's work ..
City Evangelist
..
..
Johore Bharu, Tamil and English
Senai Circuit Johore
1930
Mrs. Lim Siok Sin
Miss Norton
J. A. Supramaniam, Pastor
R. M. Dickson
To be supplied
Mrs. J. A. Supramaniam
C. E Fang, Pastor, Paul B. Means
Mrs. Fang, Mrs. Eklund
Mrs. Tan Ah Mui
Miss Ang Bee Giok.
. Abel Eklund, Principal
Hobart B. Amstutz, Pastor
Mrs. Amstutz, Miss Thelma Ashley.
To be supplied
Supplied by M. M. Charles
Supplied by Joseph Khoo
SPEO~ APPO~I[ENTS
Secretary of Education ..
..
..
Secretary of the Building and Location
Board
........
Mission Treasurer ..
Treasurer W.F.M.S.·
Editor Malaysia Message"
Contributing Editors
It
Editor Southern Bell" (Cbinese edition Malaysia Message")
Jean Hamilton Theological School
G. F. Pykett
J. F. Peat
j. F. Peat
Miss Minnie L. Rank
Paul B. Means
D. D. Chelliah, E. A. Dutton, Miss
Ada Balls, A. H. Prussner, R. Dean
Swift, Ho Seng Ong, H. B. Amstutz, J. P. Stamer
U
U
Wesleyan Chaplaincy
To preach tbe Conference Sermon
Mission Correspondent
Professor in Kennedy Scbool of Missions
Secretary of Christian Literat'ure
Secretary oj Religious Education
Secretary lor Young People's Work
*
On Leave
•
•
*
Ding Guang Deu (Andrew Chen)
Hobart B. Amstutz, Principal, Abel
Eklund, Edward S. Lau, Instructors
Vi. E. Horley
W. A. Schurr
Abel Eklund
(Telok Ayer Quarterly Conference)
W. G. Shellabear
Paul B. Means
R. D. Swift
(K.L. Wesley Quarterly Conference).
Yap Dji Hian
•
*
•
Miss Norma Craven, Miss Emma E.
Walker, Miss Jessie Brooks, Mrs.
P. L. Peach, Rev. & Mrs. Y. Jesudasen, Rev. & Mrs. R. A. Blasdell,
Miss Mary Whitfield, Miss Thirza
E. Bunce, Miss Ruth M. Harvey,
Miss Mabel Harb, Miss Mary E.
Olson, Miss Eva I. Nelson, Rev.
& Mrs. A. McNab. Rev. & Mrs. R.
D. Roche, Miss Della Olson, Miss
Marion Royce.
Reports of District Superintendents
PENANG DISTRICT
The Penang District has had an increase of two Missionary
workers by the transfer of Miss DuMez to the A.C.S.; Rev. and
Mrs. Motz and baby were exchanged for Mr. and Mrs. Zumstein a~d
Marjery in' March this year, and Miss Ruth Johnston, W.F.M5. In
place of Miss Jewell who became Mrs. Proctor last year. We are
sincerely grateful to our Heavenly Father for the good health of. ~he
Missionary Staff all through the year, and for a valuable addItIon
to the Sch-urr family. Each and everyone has PUit in a year of earnest
endeavour in the various departments of the work. Results cannot
be assessed by statistics, which unfortunately do not show any marked
increase in any charge. Preparatory members have increased in nearly
every charge which augurs well for increased full membership next
year. The District Superintendent has had his hands full with the
District work, 6 branch schools and the work of Educational Secretary?
which has increased very considerably this year, but considerate and
earnest co-operation alt all points has made much of this work much
easier and more profitable.
N ebong T ebal. This station has stagnated in all departments.
Cburcb work has been at very low ebb. School work has also been
far below par--{)f 33 boys in Std. IV only 23 were considered fit to
be sent up to the Goverment High School for examination for promotion to their Std. V, and only 10 of these obtained a pass.
$500 has been collected for 'a parsonage but this is such a small
fraction of the total cost that nothing has yet been done in erecting it.
Parit Buntar has far outgrown its mother school in Nebong Tebar
both in numbers and efficiency. Last December it passed candidates.
in both Junior and Senior. Its enrolment now is 329. Its accommodation is now quite inadequate, and when I applied to Government tor
permission to build further accommodation on the same site, my request
was refused on the reports of both the D.O. and the I. of S., but they
recommended a portion of land that has been assigned for an English
School, and I have applied for 6 acres. This will undoubtedly be given.
The D.O. said ~hat. as l?ng. as. our Mission continued to supply the
needs of educartJon In thIS dIStrIct, Government would never think of
entering into any. competition with us. Both these officers emphasized
th~ fact that a lIghter a.nd cheaper style of building would be most
SUItable for this rural district. We have completed the purchase of
the piece of land near the Railway at a cost of $1497
C~urch work has been steady with not much progress. llhe Tamil
CatechIst went ?D 3 mOI1lths' leave to India, and the Bagan Serai work
s~ffe~ed from hIS absence. All this work is 'self-supporting. Our MisSIon IS well entrenched here and our opportunities are unique for school
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:and church work. Mr. O~ald has done wonderfully well, practically
single handed, bUlt the cannot continue to ca.rry aU departmen,ts alone,
:and none of ;them can be developed nor can great progress be expected
Wlithou,t further energetic 'and persistent assiSitance.
A small Tamil Vernacula.r Sohool has been carried on wit'h good
success, at no cost to the Mission. The Sunday School and Epworth
League work has been well maintained by the co-opera/tion of the School
Staff.
Bukit Mertajam. The outstanding work here has been llhe A.C.G.S.
which has now an enrolment of 135 girls ,and 47 boys. It has maintained its high efficiency and has dr/awn children- from long distances: What
this scb.ool will do when Miss Walker goes on leave one does not like to
think -but every effoflt must ,be made to keep up u·ts standard of work
and enrolment. This work has provided for the greater part of the constituency of both the Tamil and Chinese Church. Without it, these
would have been but, very weak and slim. Tlhe Sunday School (comhined of both ChineseaJrld Tamd'l) 'has been almost entirely drawn from
the pupils of the A.C.G.S., with a.few yowvhs from the Government High
School drawn by Miss Walker',s interest in them. The Tamil Church
held a Thanksgiving Service and raised $20 I which went to help towards liquidating tthe church debt whkh now 'stoands at $264 only. The
Chinese Church has not raised anything for this purpose. The membership of both churchets has not been materially added to this year.
We have a, promise of a gift .that will clear this debt.
Kulim. A small EnglliSh School walS stanted early in the year and
it has paid for -the erection of a plank building for housing itself and
in which Church sen'ices have been held. For the last four months,
a separate pastor has been employed paid by I1:the $20 a month intereSlt
on the montgage OiJltit iand by $20 from ·the appropriations. The Church
membership has ,been ga1t'hered up again and begin'S to show signs of
renewed life. The prospects for ,the coming year here are good.
At the Christmas programme on December 19th, there was a very
pleasing fealture. A steward of tfhe Church who i'5 a Chinese Christian
and has a school two miles away brought his scholars to take part in
the programme. I enquired and was told that the teaches those pupils
Bible srt:oriesarrld Ithe principles of the ChriSltian Faith. On my remarking that this us tlhe way to spread the Gospel and add to our Churches
I was told !that another member was present who has a school of about
30 pupils about 8 mliles away, alIld this also is a Christian school. This
was a great surprise to me and a great joy.
Sungei Patani. The Tamil work under Mr. Doraisamy ha's done
well again. It has raised $200 and $150 rtowards a church building.
The Chinese have raised only $13. The Tamil Congregation is a real
live one and is full of enthusiasm. The Chinese Congregation is about
stationar) .
Miss -Craven has visited all these station's with her Bible women
several times during the year and has done good services. The Tamil
DISTRICT. SUPERINTE"NDENTS' REPORTS
31
work on all this circuit is very 'Scattered on the estates and their connection Wtith our Church ,is very indefinilte. Mr. Devasagayam has
earned a good portion of his salary 'by acting as Governmentt Inspector of Tamil Schools in Penang and Province Wellesley.
Fit{gerald Memorial Church. This Church has touched its high
water mark and now has a membership of 58. The Pastoral work has
been most effeative1y carried OUit by the Pastor and his wife, and we
unhesvta.tingly say this Church has never been better pastored than under
the present 'incumbentt,and Ithe District requests 'his return ,to this appoillltment. His connection between the A.C.S. and the Church has.
been a very strong link in the Religious Education of the youth here
and it has met with ready response. The Epworrh League has not
been very energetic this year suffering, let us hope, only from growing
pains. There have been .three Ohurch Sohools in connection with this
charge, 1wo in tthe A.C.5. and one or rather one school and an Infant
Department in the A.C.G.S. These schools have been very vigorously
worked and both' enrolmenlt and averagea1ltendance have been very
encouraging. The tInances of this Church are in quite a healthy condition. The spirittuaI life of this church is very marked, and we are
looklng for greater fruits of the labours of the pastor and wife in. the
coming year.
t
Penang Tamil Work. This Branch School has done as good work
as in past years, but 'has done nothing worthy of special note. It is
overcrowded and badly needs better and larger accommodation. The
Church has had a s.trong corps of workers, four Missionaries, the pastor
and four local preachers. Fifteen young people have been received on
probation, Ithe 'Om gain ,is only eight, and in full membership nine only
one adult and one infant baptism. The net results are disappointing for
so much effort.
The Church School has done good work a'nd been well sustained.
A Junior League has been organised -in the Day School. The Ladies
Aid has done a good energetic year's work. The ,illness of Mr. K. S.
Vania'singham and ,hi,s absence, with Mrs. Vania·singham in Ceylon, has.
deprived this Church of 'two of its moot aotive workers.
Chinese Work. This church has had a hard year's work and has
had a good measure of success. It has borne a.1I its own expenses this
year. Mr. Teh with much valuable assistance from Mr. Khoo Gheng
Hoe has done a hard year's work. The care of the Kindergarten School,
which is doing real valuable work with 'some assis.tance from Government has called for much a'vtention from the pastor and also the multitudinous problems furnished by the members and adherents of the
Church. These have been most ably carried out by Mr. Teh, who is.
feeling the pressure of this strenuous work and will need relief during
the year. The Epworth League has had a most precariolls existence
and barely exists. The Junior League has done much better and is a
valuable asset to the Church.
The Church School wirh the assi'Stance of several missionaries has
an average attendance of 225 and is in a very flourishing condition. The
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Ladies A'id has been of some use in r.aising money for .helping the needy
women in connection with the Church.
The Tanjong Tokong Church School has been carried on by Miss
Craven. Its future is very precarious. Nothing has been done this year
and there seems no prospect of much being achieved next year towards
getting a Church building for this congregation. By the sale of the Aier
Etam house $1586 has been realised, which goes towards a fund for
this purpose and should prove a propitious nest egg.
The Cantonese work has gone on well and the members are steadily
increasing. It has now moved its place of meeting to Madras Lane
which is much more satisfactory. Mr. Young who does this work for
a very nominal salary and Mrs. Khuan as Bible woman have helped
Mrs. Pykett very considerably in this work. Mr. Lian Tet Shoon who
.came from Kuala Lumpur has been a strong supporter and has rendered
valuable help in many ways in this work.
The District Ctmference held December 16th and 17th with Bishop
Lee present was the most inspiring we have had for many years. After
the close of !the Conference, we received the sad news of the death of
Miss Clara Martin. She had written quite recently to one of the Bible
women that she hoped to be in Penang very soon aFter Annual Conference. She will be much missed in the Chinese work here, but her memory will long be fragrant in the Community in which she so patiently
and devotedly laboured for so many years.
Anglo-Chinese Girl's Scbool, Penang. Again and throughout the
year girls have been refused admission because there was no room.
The renting of 'Hillview' solved the Primary's housing problem.
Partitions were removed between the small rooms in order that our
larger classes might be accommodated. We are looking forward Ito
the time when a new anex will become a reality.
A band of over 50 girls meets every Friday, after school has dismissed, for training in Christian leadership. Some of our girls have
united with the Church during the year, but many are denied Church
privilege. Our Day School Sunday School aims to help the girls who
are not members of Church Schools.
Mrs. Proctor, who has done, such splendid work in our School
during the past five years, plans to sail for home before school reopens.
Report oj Bible Women. 3 Bible Women-2 Hokien-l Cantonese.
Their work is to visit the Church members and Christians and to
instruct the women and children and to visit the non-Christians and
preach the Gospel. Each one with the matrons from Winchell Home,
takes her turn in taking charge of the Prayer Meeting on Thursday.
This year we have tried to visit the Province every three or four weeks
and with the exception of Bukit Mertajam, this work has been most
worth-while. As many or more women come to our 'meetings at
Bedong, Kulim, Lunas and Sungei Patani as come out for the .Church
services. There is a great field here for someone.
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS
33
The Dorcas Society has had its usual successful sale of work. It
"has spent about $133 in funerals and sU.pport of desti,tute women of the
-Church and has loaned $50 to a needy woman. Our sale of work
netted a little over $100 and the dues" have been half thalt amount.
Alexandra Home. It is the same as usual. At present there is one
woman; one cripple; one half-wit; one homeless. There have been
"five or six others in the home for various periods.
~old
Matron: Lim Seng Li.
Winchell Home under Miss E. Sadler has had a good year with an
~average enrolment of a hundred girls. Seven of the girls joined the
church on probation this making a total of fourteen church members"
-out of the sixteen above fifth standard. There are twelve boarders in
the third, fourth and fifth standards and all of these have made a
"stand for Christ. They have learned the Junior Catechism and if we
· can secure the permission of their parents they will be ready to be
admitted into the Church in the early part of next year.
Our Vernacular schools have been successful.
· ment of sixty-two Chinese and five Tamils.
We had an enrol-
The girls were divided into four groups to prepare some form of
· entertainment on Saturday evenings. These programmes were very
"much enjoyed both by the girls taking part and those who were guests.
Four of these programmes were combined and presented at the day
"school one afternoon and thirty dollars towards a piano fund was
realized.
The spirit of the school has been fine throughout the year and we
believe credit is due ~to the fine spirit of helpfulness and co-operation
.. of the matrons.
Report of the A nglo-Chiense School, Penang-1929. The enrolment of the school in all departments for the year has been 1800.
The General Assemblies for 6th std. through Senior weekly have
given an excellent opportunity for community singing and for the
.development of a schOol Esprit de corps and for helpful talks on
life problems. We have many outside speakers address these assemblies.
Religious and moral instruction has been given regularly at the
first hour of the day to all classes from 2nd std. upward. We cannot
-speak too strongly of the absolute necessity of giving to every pupil,
"as he passes through the school, a wholesome, correct and uplifting
Religious ideal. Without this our teaching is in vain. Rev. Schurr
has put in a most successful year of work in organizing the Religious
instruction in the School. Instruation is now being given from 2nd
.Std. upward. The Christian teachers are taking great interest in this
work. Accessions to the Church are increasing in the upper classes.
The Anglo-Chinese School is the largest English School in Malaya.
-\Ve believe in numbers we have reached the limit approximately 600
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pupils in each of the three fully organized schools. But we have not
reached the limit in scholastiC attainments in wholesome training in all
lines to make of every pupil a good citizen. Our plans for 1930 arelargely centred around the development of the new site at Ayer Itam
Road' and also our plans are for higher efficiency in every phase of
School work.
For health, strength and happiness and ready cheerfulness in the'
work we are deeply grateful. We are· conscious of weaknesses in our
work, feebleness in many of our efforts and We feel that we need an'
infusion of new and younger· blood in most of our staff. Above all we
need a deeper and mor~ re~l consecration to the work with a double
portion of the Pentecostal poweL We need a real shaking to put life
. into dead bones and make them live. ~re want a greater realization of
-of' our wondrous opportunities for which we prayed for years and now
they confront us. Let us remember that great opportunities bring also'
tremendous responsibilities. Some of us years ago never dreamed of
such opportunities as we have now and we question Are we living up.
Now unto Him who has loved and washed
to them as we should?'"
us from sin to Him be the glory for ever. Amen."
II
H
G. F.
PYKETT.
District Superintendent.,
MALACCA DISTRICT REPORT
The Malacca District has made a definite gain ,this year. No building schemes have absorbed tlhe time and energy so badly needed for the
church work. This statistics do not reveal any phenomenal increases,.
but there has been advancement all along the line. We have now reached .the place where our ohurches aim at quaHty rather than quantity.
Seven years 'ago there was a mass movement 'toward Christianity on the
part of the Chinese in the villages. To-day large numbers do not swelf
our church rolls, but still in spite of careful checking and pruning there
has been a nett gain of eight-and-a-half percent! in full membership.
Adult baptisms do not show an increase, but 1:hi's is due to the fa.ct 1Jhat
baptismal requirements have been raised.
Two gatherings of church leaders have done much to stimulate thework of the churohes. A District \Vorker's Meeting was held in Seremban for ~hree days in April. Inspiration was !the chief emphasis al-·
.though instruction in some practical phases of church work was give'll.
All who attended were greatly benefited. The Annual Summer School'
of Ministerial Training was held in Malacca during August under the'
Deanship of Rev. HobaI"t B. Amstutz. The afternoon visits to outstaNon Churches did much to aroU'se interest. A spIen'did spirit of harmony preva,iled. All the pastors. of the District attended. I am more'
and more convinced that rhese meetings for instruction andinspiratioO'
of our pastors are the most effective method to strengthen the work ot
the Churches.
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS
35
This has been Parsonage year. A neat little parsonage costing
'fourteen hundred dolIars was completed at J asin free of debt, which
makes this churClh an ideal rural appointment. The Malacca Chinese
Parsonage has been completely renewed at a cost of five hundred dollars.
A Tamil parsonage has been l1he crying need lin Seremban for years.
'T'he cost of a new building has been paid out ,in house rent. After
,oomhing the town for a site we finally dared to .try once more to secure
the triangular piece of land adjoining our football field. Thanks to the
.efforts of Brother Summers and the sympathetic ,interest of the British
Resident, the Honourable Mr. ]. W. Simmons, not only was the site se,cured, but the Government quarters s1Janding ;thereon were sold to us
for twelve hundred dollars. The balam:e of the fund in hand for this
purpose will be used to remodel the house thus making one of the finest
parsonages in the Conference. I ts proximity to church and school as
-well as the centre of town greatly enchances its usefulness.
Two building schemes are now on the way. A site for our Church
and school was purchased at Tampin recen:tly for thirty-three hundred
dollars. At present -it is housed in. the upstairs room of a shophouse
'where twenty adullts in addition to sixty school children 'try to exist.
·Condit,ions became so unbearaJble that t,he Inspector of Ohinese Schools
ordered the school moved or closed. Something had to be done. The
.site purchased faces the publk padang on a qUliet 'Street just off the
main thoroughfare. Plan's have been prepared and are now in the
hands of the Sanitary Board. As soon as they are passed a campaign
will be launched to raise funds. No other religious body occupies this
growing town where land is at a premium and where new houses are
going up rapidly.
Segamat, North Jdhore, has exceeded all records of development.
Since last Conference new streets have been m'ade and long rows of
brick shophouses have been erected. We were fortunate in securing
three lots on a corner facing ,vhe public padang ~and have plans passed
for a new church. \Viuh Tampin a'nd Segamat provided for Ithe Malacca
DiSl~rict will be well taken care of in ,the matter of church buildings.
Serembal'l Circuit. Seremban is an ideal mi'ssion station witlh its
.strategically located compound containing all our mission buildings
which are free of debt and wi,th a work which is entirely self-supporting.
Brother Summers and his good wife have given themselves to the task
;and after two years residence in Seremban lare lhighly esteemed by the
commuIl1i,ty 'as well a'S by our own group. The Anglo-Chinese School
:ha'S had a good year. The afternoon school continues to grow with an
.enrolment of one hundred and rhi.rty. The reJ.igious influence in the
school is or a high orde.r as is evidenced by Ithe large attendance at the
:EngHs!h service. This church has grown tin 'attendance and membership.
A weekly bulletin has -done much to stimula.te interest. In addition to
preaching in Seremban Brother Summers has visited Kuala Pilah two
:Sundays a month to conduct an English serv,ice. He has had an average
.attendance of twenty and has ministered to Doctors, nurses, Government
Dfficers even ito the Distriot Officer in a community where no other
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church services are held. The Chinese work 'in Ithis place has been most:·
discouraging. The pastor appointed last year had to leave on account of
lack of support. The Ohinese communi,ty seems impervious to the influence of the Ohristian message.
the Seremban Tlamil work has gone ahead by leaps and bounds ...
Fortunately several MetlhodiS'ts have been transferred to Seremban.
This fact together with the consistent pastoral work of Brothers Doraisamy 'and Ayaduray has greatly strengthened the work so ·that now the
Seremban Tamil Ghurch is ·in a more flourishing condition than during
any period during 1Jhe paSit Iten years. The acquisi.tion of the new parsonage will relinquish money used for thouse rent w.hich can be applied.'
to travelling expense. Brother Doraisamy 'has a comprehensive plan
for next year to visilt the estates in Negri Sembilan. This is a field
which has been untouched and .is our responsi;bilty.
1
Brother TimOltlhy Huang has proved 10 be ~he right man in the'
riglhrt: place. The Seremban Ghinese Church has give'll him loyal sup-port. He .has greatly strengthened (the church services by his musical
and preaching ability. The religious interest of the church has greatly'
improved. In addition 'to traveHing 'the circuit 'he visits Mantin every
Sunday. A motor-cycle is hadly needed to visit the out-stations some
of which are twenty miles away.
Brother Yiap It Tong 'has had the best yea'r of 'his ministry on the'
Por.t Dickson circuit. He ;has :a four point circuit travelling over one·'
hundred miles per week. Every church on the circuit has been revived
and shows an ,increase in membership. All the work in Negri Sembilan
has made a marked advance. This is due to the enthusiastic work ofour pastors all of whom seem to be in love wilth their jobs.
Sepang has not advanced much this year. The membership has..
decreased which ,has affeoted the pastoral SUPPOfit. Lee Huong Chiang,.
the pastor, haJS done much to improve the church property. The par-·
sonage has been painted and the church building made more attractive.
MaJacca Circuit. uhe Roches left for home in June. They were
much beloved by.the boys of 'vhe school many of whom joined the church
through the influence of Mr. Roche. Mr. Chacey came from lpoh to,
have charge of the sdhool for the balance of the year. He has bee'll well'
received and has done much to strengthen discipline and raise the stand-·
ard of the school. I n addition to the school work he has preached in
the Straits Church and has :taken charge of Vhe prayer meeting. He has..
exhibited a fine spirit of co-opera!tion, which has been greatly appreciat-ed.
MiS'S Della Olson left for home i,n August shortly after Miss Traeger'
arrived. Her influence on ~vhe girls was evidenced by the fine group'
which joined \the ahuroh before her depaI1ture. Miss Traeger has already captivated the teadhers, students and young people by her splendid spirit and desire to serve. Tthe Suydam Girls' School continues to·
grow in efficiency and enrolmen.t. The shortage of a. missionary teacher
has been felt especially in Ithe Cambridge classes. In Malacca it is diffi--
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.cult to get quaHfied teachers especially for !the Girls' School. Slhellabear Hall becomes more attractive through \tJhe magic ;touch of Miss
Pugh. The problems whioh have been w~th us or 'so long have now all
vanished since the new building has been ereated.
The Straits Chinese Ohurch has !had a banner year. Thirty-'Seven
preparatory members have been received and seventeen adults baptized.
'-nhe services have been well 'a,ttended, Mrs. Dodsworth has carried on a
Junior church which has had an average attendance of seventy. This
is a stepping stone to get the children into the ihabit of churc!h going.
Since taking up the work of the Kuala Lumpur District in July I have
been away from the pulpit of this churdh much of {the :time yet the associate pa'Sitor Mr. Chong Ah Poon ,has faithfully looked ratter Ithe work
.and has 'Seen that the pulpit !Was supplied. The pa:stora.I work ha!S been
badly negleded but the ,avtendance alt service has been maintained. A
'pastor is badly needed by this congrega'tion. Th'is church Ihas now assumed propor,rions which demand the full time of a pastor. The Fourth
"Quar:terly Conference voted to pay one !hundred dollars per month if a
pastor can be procured. I wish to express my personal appreciation of
'the loyalty and assiSJtance of workers 'and people who have kept the
-church going during my many absences.
Mr. Chua 10k Han Ihas placed the Malacca Chinese Church on a
This congrega'tion has enltirely changed its aspect so that a
more substantial group has become interested. The services h'ave been
well a,ttended. This is due to consistent calling on 1:he parrt of Mr. Chua
and his good wife.
-new basis.
T-he out-S'tJation work in the Chinese Churches has gone on as usual.
'Mr. Lim Keong Eng on his six point circuit holds a service every day
in the week. Through his enthusiasm he has stimulated every church he
has touched.
Special mention should be made of the women's work in the out·stations. Miss Pugh and Ithe Bible women spend .wo days every week
ca.lling in the homes and Iholding women's meetings in five villages.
'Where a Chinese school exist's the children are taught Ithe Bible. Mrs.
Dodsworth and Mrs. Ohua visit Merlimau, Sungei Rambei and Serom
,.every Thursday. Tlhis regular visitaltion has ,borne fruit. The family
i's the unit with whi,eh we slhould work. Our Chinese churches which
'minister only to men have a fluotuating membership here to-day and
gone to-morrow. Whereas families are permanent.
Brotlher Ng Khoon Jiu was appointed to Sungei Rambei last Conference , but was taken ser·iou'Sly ,ill in February. He was in hospital
'for four months hoveril1'g between life and death. Finally he took a
tturn for the better and is now muoh improved, ,however ,his physical
condition is such that active service is impossible.
The Malacca Tamil Circuit under the leadership of Brother J. J.
KovilpilIai has done well. The Church membership in Malacca town has
been grea.t1y depleted through :the remov,a.l of many of the members
to other places. A few faithful families !have Hberally supported the
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work. Their 'Support coupled with the untiring efforts of Brother Kovilpillai bave ena'bled this church and circuit to raise nearly four thousand dollars for pastoral support and other purposes. A new caT has
made it possible for Brother Kovilpillai to cover his gre~t parish more
frequently. His splendid service to the people on estates was demonstra1:ed in ,the Ohristmas service which exceeded all'attendance records.
We are pleased to report that the work at Asahan, Tebong and.
Sagill has had an excellent year. Mr. Selvanayagam, the catechist in
charge, was relinquished from teaching school in June to devote his
entire time to his work. Although our Methodist population at Asahan~
has decreased a great opportunity has opened up at Sagill. Here 1,800
labourers .are concentrated in one centre where one mlan can spend his.
entire time.
North Johore. The greatest: development in Malaya is now taking.
place ·in No~h J ohore. Great tracts of jungle are being felled Ito make
place for rubber and coffee. Proximity 10 Singapore means this section.
will develope rapidly. I am sorry to report that our programme has not
kept pace with the deVelopment. Mention ,has already been made of
the church site procured at Segamat. At Jementah and Paloh, Chinese
Sohools under preacher.Jteachers were opened to finance the work~
These ·schools are distinctly churdh schools and Ihave done well, but
pastoral supervision is needed. Next year we must place a conference
member in Segamat in c'barge of this large circuit wirth general supervision over all the churc.hes and Ischools.
Brother Kovipillai !travels great distances ,to take care of the Tamil'.
work on this circuit. He shoul,d be able to 'Spend more time there. In
the whole state of Johore ours is the only mission attempting a programme for 1!he Tamill population. I know of no greater opportunity
for Tamil or Chinese work Ithan .here. May we .have faith and oour'ageto branch out and ,attempt great things for God.
Religious Education. We have tried to stress thi's phase of the·
work in view of the programme adopted by the conference. Five new
Sunday Schools have been opened and there is an increase in Sunday
School enrolment of over 200. A distinctly mi'Ss'ionary project has been
carried on at Port Dickson. The three English Sunday Schools on the·
District have each paid $5.00 ·a montJh 10 carryon this work and the·
pastor, Yap It Tong, has entered into the scheme whole-heartedly. In
Pasir p.anjang where l1he churdh :has always been a problem, ,twenty little
children attend the Sunday School regUlarly. llhe Three English Sunday Schools aU under indigenous leadership have been going on to perfection. These 'are day school Sunday Schools and should be more
closely correlart:ed with the church. Mr. Chacey has conducted a class
I'll Teacher Training for the Teachers in tlhe A.C.S. which ,has been very
much worth while.
.
The Malacca Epworth League' has. functioned in all departments.
and presented an annual report which the cabinet has just cause to be
proud of. The Seremban' League is still flour.ishi'l1'g.
Christian. Literature. The Chinese pastors and other literature supplied by Brotther Swift, Secretary of ,Christian Literature, have been
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used to good advantage. Brother Summers in Seremban has had a- record year selling bible portions and books. We are pleased to note that
this long neglected emphasis liS Illew receiving 'uhe attention it deserves.
Malay Hostel. Mr·s. Dodsworth has put much time in with the Malay boys which has resulted in 'attendan ceat Sunday School on the partt
of boys who are in non-Methodist Schools. We should not under estimate the value of this our only lVlalay insltitution in Malaya.
Before concluding this report I wish to mention the splendid work
.()f Mr. Chua, loh Han who ha'S looked after the Chinese work in the out-sta,tions as well a'S in town. He has proved to be a trustworthy assistant who has given himself to the task.
Although we have had to be away from Malacca. much of the time
during the past six months the work ·has gone on. A splendid spirit of
co-operation and loyalty has prevailed on the part of missionaries, pastors and people. Thanks be to God for ,the privilege of working with
'such a group of devoted, loyal \vorkers. The successes are God's, the
failures are ours.
MARMADUKE DODSWORTH,
District Superintendent..
KUALA L UlVIPUR DISTRICT REPORT
The Kuala Lumpur District has suffered this year because of a
.changing missionary leadership. Only three of the ten missionaries were
{)n the district a year ago. Mr. and Mrs. Blasdell went on furlough
July 25th. Since that 'time I have looked after the work of both the
Malacca and Kuala Lumpur DiS'tricts. PresS'ure of work and long distance supervlision have mean!t that many things alre left undone. The
jndigenous lea,dership has remained conSotant during the year. This ac.coun·ts for the fact that the work has progressed steadily. Pastors and
people have given me hearty support andha.ve tried to see the hopes and
plans of Mr. BI;asdell realized. Brother Raj'amoney had illness in his
family which resulted in the death of his four old daughter, in August.
He has been faithful to his task in the far off centre of Raub in Pahang
and has exhibited genuine courage and faith in the face of discouragement and defeat.
The district is naturally divided into three parts.
1. Klang Circuit. Mr. and Mrs. Zumstein have been cordially
_received in the school and chur,dh circles and have well represented our
.interests -in the community. The Anglo-Chinese School has continued
to mainta.in ,i·ts high st,andard in scholarship as well as in extra-curricula
activities. The Scout t·roop took the honours ,at the Jamboree held in
Kuala Lumpur recently. The new Government English School will be
opened in January which_ means that our school in Port Swe1Jtenham ha·s
been closed. The Methodist Girls' School under Ithe Pfiinoipalship of
Miss Depler is still popular with the public as was evidenced by the support it received when 'the Annual programme was given. The regular
monthly payments have been made on the building debt and Miss Oep-
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1930
ler has already enough ·in hand to make the 1930 payment in advance.
It Is pr_oposed to start a Cambridge class next year.
The Klang Tamil 'Circuit under the leadership of Mr. S. W. V Aru-mugam is one of the outstanding achievements of the district. Brother
Arumugam spends two days every fortnight in the Quarantine Camp'
at Port Swetltenham distributing tracts and selling Bible portions to the
thousands of labourers who are passing through that port. He has sold.
1396 Bible portions and bas distribut~ 18,666 traots in ten languages.
A Catechist has Ibeen placed in Banting. He has visited the numer-·
ous estates exotending along the coast as far south as Sepang. Negotia'tiOIIS are under the w.ay to purchase a church site :in Banting village.
The committee on Publicaftlions and Church Extension made a gift of"
$500 for this purpose. As 'Soon as a tide is procured a building fund.
will be started. Banting i\S a ·growing center strategically located.
Bukit Rotan has had a good year under the pastorate of Mr. K. J..
Timothy. Rev. S. A. Phillips returned from India in August much
benefited by his six months leave. He was placed on the staff of the Anglo-Chinese Sohool and has been doing the ohurch work in Klang town.
The Chinese ohurch has had a trying year. Several members have'
left our fold to join an independen1t organization. All denominations·
have suffered likewise. Klang, like many towns in America is over··
churched. There are five different religious bodies working in the- town ..
The church at Sungei Binjai has not functioned for monlths. It is hoped
:that a new yea·r will bring a comprehensive programme for the Klang,
Chinese work. This is the weakest spot on the whole district. "A door
effectual is opened unto us, but there are many adversaries." lihere are
possibilities to develop -a strong Chinese circuit around Klang. Whole'
villages such as BaDlting and KU31la Selangor have nat been touched.
The debt on rthe Klang Church is still with us although it is gradu-ally dim·inishing. At the present it ,amounrs to $1300. T~he Tamil:
Church is paying something on itfhis year. No progress can be madeuntil this debt is paid. A Tamil parsonage is 'an imperative need, but
nothing can be done until this debt is cleared. An English service has
been conducted jointly with the Epworth League. The attendance and:
interest manifested show ;that this phase of the work hacS possibilitieswhich should be developed.
Kuala Lumpur Circuit. Kuala Lumpur town presents a problem:
in itself. This rapidly growing capital of the F.M.S. is developing economically, but the spiritual gains are not k.eeping pace with the commercial advance. The people of Kuala Lumpur are unlike their cousins
in the Strairts Settlements. The conserv31tive, Straits born Chinese do·
not occupy the cenlter of the stage. A church consciousness has not been
developed among the Ch.inese conlSt~tuency. Many names are found on:
the church rolls, but few persons occupy the pews. Counfter attractions,
a scattered membership and ,the lure of the dollar a·re the three common
excuses offered. A more comprehensive progflamme vitalized by a spiritual tide is ·the only solution of the problem.
The Hakka-Canrtonese Church under the leadership of Brother Yall:
Vee San has subscribed $1600 toward the new parsonage. A site has.
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been secured in the Pudu section. Plans have been 'Submitted to the·
Sanitary Board. The money subscribed together with 1:hart in hand
should enable us to complete the building free of debt. Brother Yau
is still diligent in visiting the out-sta.tions, holding street meetings and
calling on the membership of rthe Church. Mrs. Bowmar fell heir to
Miss Bunce's da'ss of young men and has maintained inlteres.t by conducting a singing class for the members. Her work has been greatly
appreciated.
The Hinghua Church seems to be represented in almost every bi-·
cycle shop in Kuala Lumpur and its environs. Mr. Shung Shang Wen
continues popular with 'the people. The crying need of the Kuala
Lumpur Distriot is for a Bible Woman. There is not one Chinese Bible
woman on the whole district consequently the women's work in these
churches has had to suffer.
The Button Memorial School at Kajang has done substantial work.
There are now forty baptized chi,ldren in the church. This is distinctly
a church school. Systema'tic religious instruction is given during the
week and all ;the children attend the Sunday School. Finance is the·
major problem in Kaj'ang. Practically all of the church members are
poor l'1bourers who cannot pay large subscriptions. The spirit of the·
age is to gauge success by the dollar sign. Kajang has failed in this
respect, but religiously ilt has been a geniune success. Brother Wang.
Van Fan has done systemartic efficient work.
The Kuala Lumpur Tamil Church has had a good year. Brother'
Pakianathan, in addition to teaching in fthe school, officiratilllg as Con-·
ference President of the Epwor:th League and serving on various com-·
mittees has done excellent work in tlhe church which has functioned in
all departments. The Sunday School, Epwonth League and Ladies Aid
have lall worked Itogether for1Jhe developmenlt of the church. Brother
Pakianathan has used hi'S young people to hel'P carryon his work.
Co-operation and organiz'a1:ion have made possible the excellent record
made this year. Brother S. S. Manikam has been Associa1te Pastor. He·
has helped in Ithe Itown church as well 'as on the estates and has preached
regularly at Kajang where a nucleus for a church has been formed. The·
estate work has not been negleoted. Two c3ltechi'sts are employed. One
hundred a!I1d six:ty five preparatory members have been received. A
very successful ingathering service wals held which brought in over three'
hundred dollars in cash, part of which was used to paint the parsonage.
The church halS suffered a great loss in ifhe death of l\1rs. Samuel Abraham November 7th after a brief illness. As president of the Ladies Aid
Society she rendered yeoman service. T'he church and conference which
her husband served will treasure her memory. The women's work of
1!he church has been well looked after by Miss Urech who has made herself indispensable in ,the Sunday School and home.
Sentul Tamil Church 'has had its ups and down'S, but closed the
year in good shape.. Brother L. A. Samuel has done faithful work. In
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addition to the work in Sentul he has paid weekly to Kuala Kubu and
intervening' estates. ,A committee has been appointed to have plans
dra'wn and -to raise funds fora new churoh and parsonage: A survey
has been made of tJhe resources in Sentul and it -is hoped that the campaign can be Sltarted next year.
The Kual'a Lumpur English Church has done well. Brother Bowmar took up the pastorate-on June first and since thalt time he and his
good wife have done consistent calling,on the members. Miss Sherwood
has conducted a Prepa'ratory membership class which hel'S been the means
of getting new members for the church. Kuala Lumpur is fortunate
in ha'ving the musical ta,le'llt 'Of Miss \Vhitfield and Mrs. Bowmar which
has been used to good advantage in the Wesley Church. The services
have been well atttended and many young people have been secured for
the Church.
The Methodist Boys' School is resplendent in a new coat of paint
which has greatly. improved the appearance of the old building. The
Cadet Corps is to be discontinued with a greater emphasis upon Boy
SCOllft work. The school spi'rit continues to run high as was evidenced
at the M.B.S. v. V.1. footbaU match in which our school came out victorjous. Brother Bowmar, the Principal with the a:id of his staff maintained the scholastic record. The cOIlltinuation 'school continues to grow
blossoming OUtt with a Sports' Day f'Or the first time. This school presents a real opportunity for religious work. The students are moSll: receptive to the ChT"isti'an message. May we capi,talize this golden opportunity.
The Methodi'Sit Girls' Sohool now fills lIhe large building to overflowing. M-iss Whitfield -has ,had to carry Ithe responsibiJiity afthis great
institution without any missionary 'aid. She has risen to the occasion,
but it has meaJllt that she has not had the time or energy ,to do religious
work -in the sc-hool which i's'so badly needed. The shortage of W.F.M.S.
workers is most keenly felt in Kuala Lumpur.
Holt Hall has been greatly handicapped in two ways. Lack of
funds has meant thalt Miss Urech has had to earn money privately in
order to keep tthe wolf from the door. H is hoped that next year a larger
appropr,iation will be available. Unsuirtable ,accommodation has created
problems which are yet unsolved. May the day speedHy come when
Holt Hall can be removed to a more secluded 'Site housed in an adequate
building. In spite of 'these nandioaps Miss Urech has kept smiling.
Pahang Circuit. The state of Pahang has been famous in story by
our recen!t Governor and will ever a'ppea,I ,to the romantic in terest of
Malaya~ It has been truly 'the "Further Side of Silence" as far as religious work is concerned. InWestem Pahang no con'sistent regular
religious work has been ca'rried on by -any religious body except our own
in Bentong. This year Brother Blasdell spent many days travelling
the long roads of Pahang in The interests of opening up a new circuit.
Bro~her Raj-amoney WalS placed in Raub early in the year. He sta.rted
de novo and is able Ito report forty full members, 42 preparatory members and 26 baptized children. Every month he visits the Temerloh,
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Bentong, Raub & Kuala Lipis districts calling at forty places, travelling
some 700 mi'les. It is expensive but very much WOI1th while. Brother
Rajamoney is the only Christi'3.n Tamil pastor residen.t in Pahang. It
is not easy to live in a far away place lacking educational advanttages.
for children :and to travel through jungle on dangerous roads. But
Brother Rajamoney.has done well. Negotiations are now in progress.
to secure a site in Raub when ~ building campaign will be started. At
present a househa'S to be rented for the pastor and the Government
English School is used for church services. There is a large recreation
club, a volunteer Hall and ·several cinemas. Why not a Church? Graduates from our Methodist schools are scattered all through Pahang, do
we not owe a respoI15ibility lto them?
Bentong Chinese circuit has done well under Mr. Lam Thau On.
This brother acts as Colporteur to the Malays travelling through Pahang
and Sdangor selling B·ible portions. He is resident at Bentong. He
and his good wife by their consecrated earnest I.ives have done muoh to
live down two unfortunate situations which have depleted our church.
roll and emptied the Sunday services. Brother Lam is instant in season
and out of season fervent! in the work of the Lord.
B.ishop Lee made a tour of Pahang in September and was graciously
received by the British Resident, District Officers and other officials.
A visit was made to Mentakab where at present no religious work of any
kind is done. This is destined to be the political and commercial centre
of the state. Now it is a thriving business town made famous by a.
court case. The field its open. There is an opportunity to open a private school and church. Let us go up and possess the land for God and
His Kingdom.
Trime' will not permiot me to mention Kuantan, the Port Swettenham
of the East Coast. A new bank building has been erected there this
year. What about a church? We hope to at least place a colporteur
there next year.
This Conference we face a decreased appropriation from home. In
making our budget Pahang has urgent claim. Our appropriattion may
be decreasing but our opportunities are increasing. Thank God there
are more worlds to conquer in Christ's name. Tthere is only one way
this challenge can be met. First the Home Missionary Society Cain resume responsibility for the Pahang field. I would suggest that this
society bear half the budget and our appropriation the other half. If
we do not move into Mentakab this year the door of opportunity may
be closed.
Dr. SheUabear has continued hi·s support of a colMr. Lam Thau On has travelled through P'ahang, Selangor
and" Nfgri Sembilan selling Bible portions. He has sold 1373 Bible
portioris to Malays in additioo to distributing many Malay tracts. His
apprenti~ship in the Netherlands Indies 1:t'as given him a thorough gr'asp
of the language. We ca.nnot overestimarte the good which is being done·
by this Brother. It is hoped to place him on the Pahang R~ver next
year when a man is placed in Mentakab. The Pahang River offers a
M ala)' Work.
po~r.
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real opportunity for definite Malay work and we pray ·th~t Dr. SheTIabear's offer to support'a mi,s'sionary to the Malays may be used to good
advantage.
Literature. True to form the Kuarla Lumpur Disrtriets leads the
Conference along this l'ine. Brother Blasdell made this his major emphasis and it has borne fruit. Every preacher on this district has made
it his business to sell Bible and distribute tracts. Brother Arumugam
leads them all as has been reported, but all others fall into line. 9150
Bible portions ha,ve been 'Sold, 44904 tracts have been distributed.
Religious Education. Methodism in Kuala Lumpur was glad to
welcome Rev. Dean Swift and his family to the Capital City. Brother
Swift has already met with local Church School officers to formulate
plans for a comprehensive programme for next year. His Ohurch School
Rally at the Distriot Conference was received with great enthusi'asm.
Tlhe Kuala Lumpur Tamil Sunday School takes the banner for
best record made. It 'has a Cradle Roll, Home Department as well as
the other departmen1:~ and is fully organized. Best of all it is an integral part of the ohurch feeding into the church membership. Irt i'5
distinctly a church school which is -something needed ~n Malaya. Next
in order comes the Klang Sunday School which is held im the M.G.S.
but is attended by both girls and boys. This school is growing and halS
increased in interest. A new Sunday School has been st-arted at Port
Swettenham. Over sixty children attend. The teachers from the Klang
Sunday School travel over .to Por·t Swettenham to teach. Thi~ Sunday
School is the brightest Spolt in Por,t Swettenham.
The Methodist Boys' Sunday School has done good work. The
Methodist Girls' Sunday School Kuala Lumpur has been discontinued,
but will be stanted a·gain next year. The Chinese Sunday Schools have
a long way to go in efficiency and interest, but we hope our Committee
on Religious Education will do something to help solve this problem.
Kuala Lumpur leads the Conference in Epworth League work.
Brot·her P.akian'at'han and G. S. Arumugam believes that charity begins
at home and do not neglect ·rheir own chapters to do District and Conference work. They believe Ithat their own chapters should set the
e'Xample. The Kuala Lumpur Union ·and Klang ha,ve all held Winmy-Chum Week services which were well a-Mended and many young
people decided for Christ. These Three Leagu'es func.tion in all departments. The possibilities of the Epworth League have not yet been
understood. The interest shown in the Win-my-Chum services only demonstrate that the youth of Ma'laya is open toa religious appeal.
I now come to the close of this my first repo!'t of the Kuala Lumpur
District. Six monrh'S experience 'irs not long enough for anyone to
pose as an authority bu-t !the newcomer can often get impressions which
the old timer is not sensitive to. The Kuala Lum.pur Districts rem~nds
me of 'a youth of ·adolescent alge who ~s just awakening to hi'S possi:biliites
and potootialitlies. He is a muddle of complexes and not .yet sure of
himself. The Kua-la Lumpur District is full of potentialities. juSlt
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now it has no consciousness of i,ts strength but is rather a muddle of
-complexes. Our Tam~l work is unified and is developing normally but
the Chinese work is not so sure. There is no Chinese work between
Kuala Kubu and Kua1a Lumpur. Good sized ,towns go through year
.after year without a church building or church service. New settlements are springing up. Young men from ourr 'Schools all over the
F.M.S. flock to the Government offices land live in obscure rooms to be
lost to the church. We have the physical equipment, but what about
the spiritual endowment? May we have rt:he fwith to remove mountains
·of difficulty and indifference and go forth to develop the work of this
.di·strict.
M. DODSWORTH.
District Superintendent
SIBU DISTRICT
September 9th was the 30th anniversary of my arrival
Last Conference I was absent for the third time in all these
General.
in Penang.
years.
\Ve got back to Borneo soon after Conference. Churches and
schools were never so crowded. The work has never been in better
condition. The thing that gives me most concern is keeping up with
the development. Like all new countries people are always settling
in new places-continually moving out or cutting in. In a short time
a little community is formed, and the need arises for a church and
school. A committee arrives asking the Mission to help them to build
and send a preacher-teacher. These communities are soon self-supporting, but at first while they are quite willing to give labour and posts,
they have l,ittle cash, and the preacher-teacher must be paid by the
Mission for a year or two. It takes about $500 to build a suitable
house for church and school and preacher-teacher's quarters. Of
course we cannot erect anything fine, or put in any stained glass windows for this amount. We put up a good frame and cover it with
good weather-boarding, the windows have shutters only, no glass, and
the roof we cover with palm thatch. This lasts four or five years, and
then the people are able to put on a good roof and make needed improvements. There are no less than five such places that need doing
now. At Binatang and Serekei $2,000 is needed to rebuild. The
Government is moving both these towns to more suitable sites, and will
make model towns. We must keep up with the procession. In Serekei
we have the best site in the new town as in Sibu. In Binatang we have
our ear to the ground and will get a good place.
The Bishop was here in June. I took him mostly into the new
country. In a letter to New York he 'says of one of our trips" Another
day Hoover took me up one of the tributaries of the Rejang river
about two and a half miles by motor boat. I t seemed we were going
ba,ck into nothing but jungle. F~nally a£ter scrambling up the bank at
a temporary landing and after walking about 100 yards, we came upon
a huge clearing on which were planted about two million rubber trees
that will come into bearing in a year or two: This represents a large
group of small holders-the people in the main will be resident pro-
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1930
prietors, which is much better than working with labourers on large
foreign owned estates.. These Chinese want the M'ission to establish
a church and school, and there ought to be church and school centres
as these people move in to occupy this land."
In August I visited a new work that~has sprung up on the Bintulu
river. This settlement came about in this manner. About three vears
ago, the English officer there asked me to send him a few of our people
to plant vegetables. He guaranteed good land, good treatment and
good returns. Ten or twelve went. They found a fine country and
soon had many friends join them. It was not long till they took to
rubber planting and at present they have about 6000 acres of rubber
planted. About 100' pe9ple are on the gardens, and as soon as rubber
begins to produce many more will join them. They have done ten
times the amount of planting we did the first three years we were on
the Rejang. We must build them a church and school for they are
nearly all our people~ and will be a great community in a few years.
$500 will do this.
The Girls' School has had a very good year. I . quote from the
report of a Government Inspector sent to look into Foochow affairs in
particular. I may say the whole report was favourable, and the following is about the Girls' School :_li A word is necessary concerning
the excellently run Kindergarten and Girls' School under Mrs. Hoover.
'JIhe curriculum and methoos of teaching can scarcely be improved
upon. I n the Kindergarten school especially is success attending the
methods in use which are based on the most modern usages of infant
teaching. "
Sibu. It will take a book to tell you about Sibu. \Vhen I got
back last year it was a slough of ashes, and mud. It is now about
half rebuilt, with wide streets and open spaces. The houses are concrete even to the roofs. They are fireproof, vermin proof and sanitary
with water and electric light. Three new Armco metal warehouses are
up and a new $100,000 concrete wharf is in course of construction.
An incinerator takes care of all sewage, rubbish and dirt. Sibu will
~on be one of the finest towns of its size in the world. The new town
plan puts our Mission property right in the midst- of things. I t could
not be better located if it had been placed by the chief engineer. We
have three acres right in the middle of the island-the Mission House,
the Girls' School, Ivlasland Memorial Church and the Community Hall
are on this land. Our new Community HaIl is finished and we are in
it. It is just the thing-bigger and better than the burned one.
The Hos,tel that was burned is in the business part of the town,
and is being rebuilt by Government like the other buildings. We
pay $500 down, $500 when it is completed and ten half-yearly payments of $330 each--$4300 in alL It is now about half done. I have
made the first payment, but would like to know where tbe others are
coming from. Of course we can always sell it and keep ourselves clear,
but we need it to complete our plant and take care of our work.
A new work isoperiing up. The Government has determined to
make the Dyaks settle down and live like civilized men. It is a big
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step fonvard-they did not dare do it sooner. It was almost impossible
to do anything for the Dyaks 'as they move from place 11:0 place, never
settling or improving any land. They also were a great nuisance for
they claimed every new piece of land you wanted Ito open up. Now when
they have reservations all other land will be free. The Dutch in
Sumatra have recently put their natives, who are much like Dyaks, on
reservations and they are reported to be doing very well. After Conference I -want to go to Sumatra to look them over; perhaps we can
.operate the same pIlans here.
Borneo is not so far from Singapore as it used to be. For many
years there were no direct or regular boats to Sibu, and what boats
they ,,,"ere when they did run; \Ve have been as many as 23 days
getting from Singapore to Sibu. Now we have at least three boats in
two weeks. 'You leave Singapore on Saturday and arrive in Sibu on
Monday, landing at our fine new wharf not more than 500 yards from
Dur front door.
As regards statistics we are glad to report that we have more than
held our own. Last year more than two thousand left the colony and
this year 1200 have gone, and there have been few new comers. The
Government is introducing regulations that will stop the overflow and
fluctuation. If Ithe inflow :in good times lis restricted, there will not be
so many out of work when slack times come. I hope we have now
touched bottom. One reason for many mix-ups in reports' of statistics
js the difficulty of translating and giving a reason for the ninety-six
headings in the reports.
Borneo is fast moving from the unknown. The second largest
producing oil field under British control is in Sarawak. There is
abundance of coal which is being surveyed. Rubber, pepper and sago
are increasing rapidly. Vast forests of hard wood are untouched.
Borneo's story is yet to be told, and we are thankful to have had the
privilege of writing a paragraph in the preface.
J. M. HOOVER.
District Superintendent.
IPOH DISTRICT
The State of Perak which is about equal -in 'area and popula,tion
to the State of Massachusetts or the land of Palestine supports a resident
population of about six hundred and eighty thousand from its riches
in rubber and its treasures in tin.
Perak is ruled .by one of the best Governments establi:Slhed since
Plato wrote, and by a highly intelligent! Malay Ruler, H. H. Paduka
Si-iSultan Iskandar Shah K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O. ribni Idr,is.
Of Perak population 2~,000 are Malays, 130,000 Ind1jans, 11,000
Sakais and the other half 'are bard working followers of Sun Vat Sen,
who h~ve migrated sou~hwards from Kwang Tung or adjoining Pre-
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mises in lower China. The sexes are ,in the ratio of three to one in
favour of the men. -:r,he inha·bi!tants of Krian and Kinta number 27{)
per sq. mile while the average for ~he State is 76 a's compaJred with 10
in Pahang and 26 in Trengganu our ,back door nei'g,hbours behind the
granite mountains.
Ipoh which gets its name from the deadly gum of the Sakai blow
pipe, is rapidly becoming the capital·of the State. Only the last month.
the milestones have been dug up and Juggled ,in P.W.D. vans until they
no longer point to the town of "great peace" bUlt all face Itthe dty of
"gross poison." A new Residency for the English Chief of 1!he State
is now under consideration, and the Govt. Officers are to be gradually
shifted to the new centre.
Our Schools
Tlhe Kampar a!nd Sitiawan Schools have been well managed under
the leadership of Mr. Chong and Mr. Gong, and the Cordle's have
put new Hfe into Telok AnlSon where 'a large new building wifth additional rooms at '11he side for offi·ee and Hbr,ary, and a new brick facade
to rtlhe old block have fbeen erected. The Govtt. have paid half of the
cost and the community wilth I1!he help of dre Difstrict Officer and wife
and the Raja Mud3lh who i'S an oLd boy of our schools and a former
resident 'at the I poh Boarding School, have r.aised rthe other half. The
total cost was about $18,000.
'f.he A.C.S. Ipoh !ha'S mainrt:ained 'a high grade of work in spite of
many unforeseen changes -in Ithe staff of the upper school. Two deILghtful plays were staged by f!he Cambflidge 'Student:s during the year,
the musioal Principal has conducted an almost-first-gf1ade ordhestra,
an excellent magazine has been edited, many improvements in the assembly ha'll have been provided, and playground equipment has been
purchased. The vi'S,illting English Professor from Raffles College paid
high praise 10 ,tlhe grade of work done in English and to tJhe inltereSit of
the students. It is so popular that hundreds have to be turned away
every year for lack of room. Miss Merlten has excelled in af't and
dramatics/ Mr. Bell has made a good start and may he stay in I poh as
long aJS some of her eadier pioneel1s!
We Ihave opened up small Engl~sh cIa'sses in SUlligai SipUJt, Tanjong
Rambutan and Tronoh which are quite promising. There are six or
eight Chinese venacular schools more or less under the supervision of the
churches, burt tlhey have not beoo fUfllcllion~'llg as they ought in religious
instruotion of the s-tuden1Js. We were surprised to find that tlhe school
in Ayer Tawer \Vihich was bu~J;t several years ago by the Mission with
the aid ofpubHc fund'S and which wa'S under the Q. Conference there,
has never had any regular religious instruction. Next year iot is to be
an English Sdhool and tJhe Bihle is to have lilts proper phllCe in the programme.
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS
The W.P.M.S. Schools
Miss Shively has had a strenuous year. The day school under Miss.
Rea is full and overflowing. We found the Lady Treacher girls in the
old garage, in the darpur, down Vhe halls, under the floors, behind the
bars and almost up to the eaves. The Government have been asked for
a new site of six acres for the Sdhool on the side of town fa'nrhest re-·
moved from the barracks and ,the prison, but the verdict has not yet.
been given. T.he D. A. has promised to give the use of a playing field
if a· convenient one can be found.
The I poh Girls School plant including, Principal, staff, students and.
is a fine credit to 'any grealt M'i'Ssion. The work done is of a
very high grade, and ,'Vhe Christian influence of M i'SSeS Rank and Royce
with other spirited missionary workers, is peI)etrating deeply the sociaL
life of Ipoh. There has been a real evangelistic atmosphere about the
class rooms and the Boardi'n~ool aN through the )Ilear, and what
grea'ter record could we wish? They badly need quarters for the W.F
M.S. sisters and a big new dormitory for the many girls who are ready
to come and pay entli,rely their own way.
build~flig
MiS'S Dirksen has reorga'nized a .girl's school which has struggled.
for being these pa'St ten years and more. Her nurses' training has given
her a secood urge, a1s she has seen the needy sick, way ou't ,in the back-·
blocks beyond the reach of rhe red eroS's van. The Healtth Officers were
not enthusiastic at first about having her visit the Kampar, but only re-.
cen!1:ly word has come to us through the Ghief Health Officer of the State,
that he has heard very good reports of her ,work and is much instructed
in her findings. Mrs. Coole is rapidly learning the Foochow dialect thus.
doubling her usefulness as a married worker of the Foreign Women.
Mr. Coole does not come lll'aturaUy under the W.F.M.S. heading
but their repont as well as the work of all the churches around Sitiaw,an
would not be complete without recording his efficient serviices. He was·
off ,1lhe District for two tr.ips to Sarawak during ~he year where he did
excellent work but we were all glad when he returned. His wonderful
ease in speaking Chinese is enough to make any young missionary envious, and Vhe rest of U's regret that we were not born in China or India.
Horley Hall
The Finance CommitJtee in June agreed 1:0 oall the nameless Boarding School of Ipoh "Horley Ball" in honour of the English brother who
has llaboured so successrfully for 35 yeat1s in Pera.k and the F.M.S. and
who is so well known and so highly respected 11hroughout Malaya. They
also authorized us to proceed wirth pl'ans and a campaign for funds to
build a new Hall on the two acres of unoccupied land adjoining the gym-'
flIasium. The Committee made available thiJ1teen thousand dollars from
the Singapore propenty on Ordhard Road, and they voted to ask the
Board in New York for a further ten thousand dollars gold towards,
this project.
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1930
AHer our return to lpoh a strong comm~ttee of more than twenty
merchants, miners-and ·doctors was formed and at the preliminary
meeting 1\1r. Leong Sin Nam Presidentt of the Perak Chamber of Commerce was elected Hon. Chairman, M·r. Lee Ah Weng Managing Direot'Or
.of the Rank of Malaya was eleoted Treasurer and Mlr. La'll Ek Ching
was chosen Hon. Secretary. The Committee voted to try and raise
fifty thousand dollars in Perak for this institution, beginning the campaign as soon as the plans and estimates are ready; Mr. C. H. Labrooy
who designed and built the beaUltiful Anglo-Chinese School of Ipoh has
.graciously consented to do the plans free ·and they are now almOSlt ready.
\Ve believe that the W.F.M.s. of OUT Conference which has nearly
five hundred resident student boarders in an enrolment of three thousand
.five hundred day studenrt:s or a ratio of one to seven, is in a much more
..enviable position from the standpoint of building character and the
Kingdom, than our Board which for some unexplored reason has drifted
jnto the pO'S'i,tion of trying to teach twelve thousand boys in the day
schools and has provided only.two Boarding Schools with a total capacity of only one hundred and fifty, or in the ratio of one to eighty. As the
'boys boarding dep'artments can be run on entirely self 'Supporting lines
including the salary of staff when Itlhe bU'i,ldings are once erected and as
they are the chief source of Christian teachers and preachers as well as
·o1!her Christian leaders, we don't believe anyone on our Finance Committee wiLl let this project fail for lack of home support.
Since the new scheme was noised .abroad, new furn,ishings have been
provided for the dining room, a new dormitory Ihas been fit:ted up for
sixteen additional residents, new catering arrangements have been made,
.and more 1'han forty applicants have wrj,trten for places next year, in.eluding Mr. Eu Tong Sen's 'son and ,several relatives, ·tJwelve Oam'b~oi'dge
students from Sitiawan, and five Methodist students in the Catholic
Boarding School. M:r. Bunn the popular unpaid Principal ·has set: a
very difficulrt pace for fuose w.ho in later years may follow him, for he
has been matron, chef, head gardener, book-keeper, sergeant-at-arms,
.confessor, and Father with a capital F
Evangelism
Mr. Proebstel kindly arranged for special services in the A.C.S.
lpoh, Telok Anson and Kampa.r, and we also conducted a week of meet~ngs i~ the Girl's School lpoh. There were thirty inquirers at Kam.par
lncludmg two Mohamedans, 'and twenty six in I poh. Several of these
latter have since been taken into tlhe Churoh. In Telok Anson about
fifty Malay boys attended the meetings daily and were among the most
linterested listeners.
If ~U .our Christian workers from Malaya and New York had more
.evangehstIc zeal there would be more statistical zest When the annual
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51
harvest is announced. Judg.ing by our flabby nel1s most of us have
not yet learned the proffered secret of the Galilean fisherman.
Regular religious ins.truction including Cambridge New Testament
lessons in the upper standards has been given in the aided schools, and
the continuaJtion School in IpOh of five hundred boys however has had
However dearth of
the fine religious leadership of Milton David.
Christian teachers is felt very much in the I poh A.C.S. and we suspect
other big schools are just as pagan where there is only one Chinese
Christian teacher above the first standard.
No one interested in Evangelistic Missionary Work can be very
enthusiastic about having several hundred non-Christian boys of the
impressionable age taught the Bible by non-Christian Sikhs, Hindoos,
and atheists or agnostics, and of course we must not be surprised if few
find their way into the church afterwards. Are there not some strong
Chinese Christian teachers in our Singapore Schools ready to offer
themselves on a transfer to the delightful climate of I poh even if it
means a temporary sacrifice in the way of private tui:tion etc?
Sky-piloting under the blue
Our belief in the value of meeting tlhe multitudes by the wayside,
has deepened this year as we ha.ve seen them teeming in from the mines.
and estates 10 churchless towns and Villages. We have preached in
eighteen or twenty of the towns to groups in the market place, besidesspeaking in the churches and schools, but we have often been handi-capped for lack of an interpreter. Malay is but little known among uhe·
Chinese and our Hakka vocabulary has many missing links. With one·
or two helpers, and some k'ind of a musical instrument, more prejudice
against Chrisltiani,ty oan be llaid, more Gospel -seed scattered in virginsoil, and more literature distributed in a single hour on the roadside
than the ordinlary church could encompass in a full month. Two or
three of our Pastors have caught the inspiration but we hope to see every
church including at least one such service in its weekly programme next
year as Bishop Oldham the beloved founder of our mission was first
drawn towards our mission work through meeting Bishop Thoburn in
a street meeting in India, and whereas \Vesley's revivals in Great Britain
were largely out of doors, and as the major part of our recorded Gospel
was spoken from such unconventional places as hillsides, lake shores,
highways and house-tops, we should be surprised to find any worker who,
feels himself above his Master in this kind of ministry.
The Churches
The Tamil Church in lpoh and the Kampong Koh Chinese Church
each have aboUlt tlhree hundred members and probationers,' and the lpoh
Ohinese Church has about one half that number on the books if not
in the pews. Bes~des these larger' groups there are eleven Chinese congregations and five Tamil or T e1egu, which range in adult membership
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from thirty to one hundred. T~e new chapel at Sungei Siput was open.ed by the Bi~hop in June and we are getting out plans for a small par.sonage there. Brother Arthur opened an EngHsh School in a rented
bungalow at the beginning of l1he year and there ,are already seventy
five pupils. T'his makes possible the entire local support of an ordained
,pastor and a Catec'hiSlt for this rapidly developing town wilth its estalte
.and mining environs.
About two thousand dollars has been pledged for a chapel art: the
,promisung Port of Lumut, and the D.O. i'S trying to secure a free site for
us on the new road just outside the pasar. At Kampong Bharu an
hour up the r,iver from Lumwt a site has been given us by one of the
:members, and a chapel like the Dne at S. Siput is being put up soon.
to date they have nDt hinted fDr any Mission grant but they may require ,a small loan if rubber prices remain lean.
The cDngregation at Sungei Wangai, or Third Road, this past
week bougbt 'a, Slilte for ,a chapel just near the ,village, which now has
:more than sixty 'Shop houses and is sJlrrDunded with many small plantations. llhey al'Soa,re planning to' build thi'S coming year. We have
.asked fDr free churCJh Stite5 in Tapa,h, the Cameron Highlands, and at
Tanjong Malim where 'we have had Tamil Christians for many years,
.and the District Officer is backing Dur requeSlt, but we have not yet
heard frDm the higher Council.
Tanjong Rambutan reporms six.ty-six members, burt we fear many
,of them are either non-resident or non-'resistant, for when Sunday comes
twenty is a crowd. We have opened up a self...:suppoming and ohurchsupporting privaJte school in the old oh'apel there this year and the
'teacher began a lilttle serV'ice in Tamil fDr Hospital assistan.ts and Dthers.
A number are now coIning illJ1:o the Sunday School from this day school
.and among them we have seen several little bright eyed Sikhs.
The English-speaking dhurch in I poh has had both Df the Boarding
'School'S for its congre~tion besides a number of towns people, and it
has maintained a good Epworth League and a smaller Junior League,
:8 girls and ,5 young men have been baptized and taken into m~mbership
this year.
We are gLad to report that Taiping and Telok Anson have found
-out that rhey cannot get on wi'thout the EpwoI1h League and so have
recently received the dormant chapters. We trust that Kampar will SOOn
show signs of new life from its smouldering remains.
Sunday Sdhools are held in the larger churches, and in the A.C.S.
:at Ipoh, Telok Ansoo and Sitiawan burt: there is a movemenlt started to
'have the respective churohes take over t1he students from these day
schools, to make ,t·hem feel more at home in the vernacultar service'S. We
find that the Sunday School enrolment for Perak has grown (2000) while
the Day school has taken in an additional only two hundred in the past
.decade, and aga,in we appeal for Chri'stian teadhers in the day schools.
In the A.C.S. Sunday School at Si,tiawan there are ninety boys or a,bout
.one tlhi'rd the tot a.} enrolment as against one twelfoth or fifteenth in other
:schooI~.
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51
Standards of Stewardship
One of the wornt condiitionls in the church life of our small town
congregations is the feeble effOrit towards self-support. Three different
congregations which have been organized for some years, averaged only
five dollars a month each for pastor's support last year. Two of these
churches afrer receiving several times as much from Mission funds as
they tlhemselves had paid, cour.ageously asked us to make up a furher'
sum of about $100 whidh they owed their Pastor at the 1-aSlt quarterly
Conference, and then announced toa,t Vhey would like to have us givethem anclther twenty doUars for Christmas presentJs for their children.
Most of the pastors at our District Conference agreed that a large proportion of Methodists in Perak at least, are giving not more than a tithe
of a tithe. One churoh averages only a doHar per year per adul1 member, and unless tlhe.ir average sa!}ary is less than $8.50 per month they
are giving less than a tenth of a tenth.
At our four.th QuarrterIy Conferences, we discussed a half a tithe
as an average goal for next year and this has met with approval, in a
number of churohes. We find in tthe ten year peniod between 1918
and 1928 the total P.aSltorial support (cu'llting out school help, etc.) increa'Sed from about five thousand to nine thousand dollars or a gain of
eighty percent. T1he miSision help during ,the same period increased
from $1815 to $6268 or two hundrdand fifty percel11t. In 1918 there'
were 66 adult baptisms and ,in 1928 there were 67 bapt'isms. The giving:
to O't1hers, or benovelences, increased only fifty..,two doHars in that same'
decade.
There has been real improvement in a number of the churches
giving however, and We are "ten parts" hopeful about the future. For
instance, l1he small group at Kampar at the first Quarterly- Conference,
announced that they had raised fhe entire support of the pastOT last
year at the flate of siXlty dollars a molllth, but this year tlhey desired help
from t,he mission on that sum. A few days ago at the fourth Quarterly
Conference the treasurer announced that they had paid their pastor the
full eighty dollars a month, and they further offered the use of two and
possibly three cars neXit year eaah Sunday, to convey Local preachers,
and members to di'Sitant towns for preaching engagements. The Ipoh
Tam'il and Ohinese churches and the Ayer Tawer Chinese church have
paid their pastor's support without any Mission aid. Kampong Koh
has raised about four hundred dollars more than la!Sit year, and there
has been improvement in ot-her pl1aces. If the half-ti~the should become
a reality the churches could reach twice as many towns as they now
minister to, and two or three new chapels could be erected annually
without any help from the Finance Committee.
Unoccupied Perak
According to the la's'! census, there were fiFty towns in Perak with
popUlations over five hundred and another twenty towns with smaller
numbers not counting the dozens of Malay Kampongs. The Methodist
Mission hatS ohapels in only twelve of these towns, and a rented place
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·of worship in one other town. The Churoh of England has only six
.churches or chapels, and I believe the Catholics have twelve places of
worship mostly in the towns where we already work. This leaves sixty
towns and villages with no place for Christian worship. There is only one
Presbyteri'an Church in the whole State and that is professedly white.
Out of the total population of 680,000 only about eight thousand are
ChfJi-stians even in name. There seems to be no disciple among the
,despised Sakais. There are twice as many students in Mal'ay Schools
;as in all rhe Government and aided English Schools combined, or 16,000
vs. 7,000. If aU our local preaohers had as many tongues as hands,
and we had sufficient t~ransilt money to mobilize them once a week, we
could preach the Gospel in all the towns above five hundred and in
ill·any of the smaller ones. I find that thirty of our forty preachers
live within a ten mile stretoh of rubber around Sitiawan, and unfortuately only one of that group can speak the major tongues of Perak
wbich are Canltonese and Ha,kka. We would urge that all oar preae,hers
seeing the deplorable failure of us missionaries to speak their tongues,
might set themselves to speak at)east one of the Fukien and one of the
Kwangtung dialects. An hour of'so a day would in a single year enable
them to double their range of service and by the new giflt.
Earnest laymen everywhere are asking for more spi.ritual pastors
W'hen certain names are suggested they shake their
heads and say "These men have lost out. They are no longer spiritual."
10 be sent to them.
Our excellent motor 'roads make every village and Kongsl easily
,accessible.. The whole length of the state can be covered between breakfast and tiffin with a modern jehu's chariot and what took the Malays
.of last generation three days to cover can now be done in two hours by
benzine. Telok Anson has been brought twelve miles nearer Jpoh by
.a new road recently opened so that Port, Taiping and Sitiawan are each
about sixty miles from the Capital. Weare hoping to raise' a special
fund of fifty 10 seventy dollars a month next year for transporting Pastors and laymen to outlying places on Gospel tours, and already there
has been a good response with men and means. T'here are very evident
.signs of the penetration of atheistic ideas among the non-Christian
people but most of those to whom we have preached have been eager
listeners. We find tJhem surprised and in.terested to learn that their
great leader, the George \Vashington of China, was a Christian believer
and Mr. Hong Ban's little tract on Sun Vat Sen has helped to sell a good
many Scriptures.
When we as MethodiSlts learn that fifty of the American Conferences
did not hold their own last year in the ma.tter. of membership, and that
the other fifty-one only made sligtht gains in spite of the ever increasing
.emphasis on method and training, and in spite of the gain in value of
property of $200,000,000 in the last eight years' so 1!hat the Churches
and other holdings are now worth well on to a billion dollars gold, and
when we look witJh deep dissatisfaction upon our own slow progress, in
Malaya, in the matter of winning men to Christ, let us remember that
in 1930 the Christian world is to celebrate 1900th anniversary of the
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Day of Pentecost, a.nd let us pray earnestly for a fresh manifestation of
the Holy Spirit's power among us to take the place of any denominational pride we have trusted in during the past.
Some one has said that "When Christians regain that satisfying
experience of a living rel'ationship with Jesus Ohrist which is within
the reach of everyone, the church must grow, for men and women who
know vhe joy of such an experience can't keep it to themselves. They
must propagate it. Unless we Methodists have lost forever that conscious experience which marked us among the churches as, buoyant,
Missionary, multiplying, we have within us the power of revival. If
something else has taken the place of that experience, laymen, preachers,
missiona.ries, has not the time come for a more serious self-examination
than any we have ever had.
F. H. SULLIVAN,
District Superintendent.
SINGAPORE DISTRICT
Introduction
Until my arrival at the end of April, Mr. Eklund, in addition to his
other duties, had charge of the District and his work was greatly appreciated. This great city with its varied races is like having almost
the entire population of Perak at one's front and back doors. One hardly knows where to begin and what to do. They need Christ! They
need the Gospel. They need what we can give them of spiritual power.
life and grace. May God help us to give these things!
THE CHURCHES
I. Wesley Cburch. This Congregation has had a prosperous year.
Mr. and Mrs. Amstutz have been busy in many directions in Church
and social service. The services are reverent, musical and helpful.
The morning and evening services are generally well attended. On
Christmas Day morning the Church was packed and the singing was of
a high order. Tlhe Pastor has had a Probationers' Class of 15 members, eleven of whom have been received into full membership. The
Sunday School numbers 250 and it is splendidly oflganized. The School
raised $839.00 during the year. The soldiers' children from the barracks.
have been able to attend the school. A very helpful prayer meeting
has been held every Tuesday and the attendance has been very gratifying. The Epworth League has had a successful year and has increased
its membership by 200%. The Church Hall has proved invaluable for
many purposes.
The Church has raised for all purposes $7,393.00 including $515.00
for Benevolences. rohe Ladies Aid Society has raised $1,828.00 paying
off $1,000.00 of the Church Hall debt. This is excellent work. \Vesley
Church is not an easy Church to minister to for it has many problems
but Mr. Amstutz is solving them and is doing excellent work in this
pastorate. His editorship of the Malaysia Message has been of a high
order during the year.
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I
The Wesleya,n Chaplaincy to the British troops was filled by Mr.
Eklund until my arrival from furlough. We have sought, by the Garrison services, by mid-week meetings, and also by having periodic socials to help the soldier. By means of borrowed cars, loaned by kind
friends, we have taken the mothers and children to the sea-side on
:several afternoons. Mrs. Horley has started a weekly women's Bible
Class in the barrack's school building which is greatly appreciated by
the mothers.
2. Straits Chinese Church. This Congregation has had a success-ful year spiritually, financially and otherwise. Its new Church Building,
to be dedicated at this Conference, is a fine structure ·with an auditorium
to seat 350 and a large hall capable of seating another 250 and which
can also be opened out into the main auditorium. The Philadelphia
Conference and the family of the late Bishop Bickley have given funds
in memory of Bishop Bickley. A very fitting memorial to an honoured
servant of Jesus Christ. A new parsonage and Sunday School room has
also been built. We congratulate this, our second oldest congregation
jn Malaya, upon having a Chu'rch home of its own and we trust that
these buildings will prove a veritable temple of God, the birthplace of
many precious souls and a school for training Chr,istian Workers.
Brother Goh Hood Keng has ~ band of willing helpers. The
valued assistance of the Rev. J. F. Peat and Mrs. Peat have been appreciated. The Church has a membership of 376. There were 45 adults
bapt.ized during the year and 44 were received into full membership.
The total Church collections were $5,061.00 for current expenses.
The Sunday School is flourishing with an enrolment of 250 and its
collections for the year were $463.00. The local amounts received for
the new building during the year were about '$10,000. The Epworth
League has had an accession of 60 new members. In connection with
this Church, work has been carried on in Paya Lebar by Mr. Chew
Hock Hin and Sunday School services were held in the old school building. Miss Foote's and Miss Corbett's work has been greatly appreciated in this church.
3. Teluk Ayer Church. The membership of the Church has not
increased during the year. Brother Lau has started an excellent Epworth League in English which numbers abou.t 30. He has also been
.able to place the renting of the rooms on a satisfactory basis and the
income there from was $2,242.00. This congregation is heavily burdened with property debts and this hampers the work. A sale of work
this month brought in over $600.00. We have a great plant here for
;an Ins.titutional Ohurch but the "Key-man" has yet to be found who
can run such an institution in Chinese and English. A Children's Service has been started in the lower hall and this is held at the same time
as the adults' service. This is worthy of emulation in other Chinese
Churches for the Chinese children are usually very unruly in the service.
Brother Lau and his talented wife have done their best here under
great difficulties. Mrs. Eklund has helped with the Epworth League.
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4. Tamil Church. Unfortunately for the work of this Church the
Pastor has been very ill during the year but the associate Pastor Mr.
Thevathasan and the local preachers have carried on the work. This
'Church should have a full time Pastor so that the town and circuit work
-can be extended. If this Church had no debt on its property they could
support a pastor easily. Mr. Thevathasan has had charge of the circuit
w~rk. He holds a Bible CI'ass at the Medical College Hostel. Services
..are held twice a month at the Naval and Air Bases and every week at
the Alexandra Road Brickworks Chapel and Havelock Road. Perhaps
Tamil services should be started in Geylang Church as there are a number living in that direction.
The Ladies Aid Society held a Sale and raised $158 for the church
.·debt. Nearly $1,000 has been paid on this debt by the Church. Miss
.Stowe has done good work in the Sunday School, Epworth League and
.church. The Sunday School is doing excellent work and has a membership of 90 pupils. Miss G. Stowe has done faithful work in the S.S.
and church.
The lohore Tamil Work has been in abeyance most of the year as
Mr. M. Charles was away in India but it has been restarted again and
I hope something constructive can be done during the coming year.
5. Cantonese-Hakka Church. This Church was bankrupt spiritually and financiaHy and without any pastor or active organization. In
May I appointed Mr. Fam Cho Phin, to the work and I am glad to report progress. The whole Church and Sunday School work has been
. re-organized, prayer meetings have been started and weekly open-air
. services conducted. Thousands of tracts have been distributed and hundreds of gospel sold. Five adults have been baptized and there are 28
probationers and 115 full members. At their Christmas programme
·there were 500 persons present which shows at least an interest in the
work. Miss Harb has done good work in this Church and the Sunday
School, with God's blessing and hard work I see no reason why this
Church shouldn't again be one of our prosperous congregations.
6. Foochow Church. During the year the old Straits Chinese
-Church parsonage at 37 Niven Road was purchased. They have there
a large room suitable for prayer Meetings and Bible Classes as well
as housing their Pastor. T1here h'ave been 15 preparatory members enrolled this past year and IO adult bapttisms. Miss McLaughlin's work
in rthis congregation is greatly appreciated.
7. Hinghua Church. This Church has enrolled 18 preparatory
'members during the year and has a full membership of 55. The Pastor Brother Paul Hang is doing his best. I think some of our Chinese
Ohurches should pay less for their Christmas programmes and more for
their current work. .One Church took up a collection for China of $55
and yet owed its pastor 3 month's salary at the close of the year. May
'God give the Spirit of Giving and of wisdom to our congregations.
8. Geylang Church. Brother C. E. Fang has done excellent work
in this congregation and also at Teluk Ayer. This month a week of
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special meetings were held in Chinese and English and a number. of
decisions for Christ were made and also the Church members re'-dedIcated themselves to Christ. A Sunday evening service in English should
be held here.
The Church school and parsonage buildings are excellent and in:
passing I must congratulate the late District Superintendents and
workers in Singapore for the very fine properties that have been erected
during the last four or five years at Teluk Ayer, Short Street, Geylang.
Kampong Kapor Road and Wesley Hall at 4 Fort Canning Road. A
few years ago the only Church buildings we possessed in Singapore
were Wesley Church and Middle Road Chapel. May the Fire of the
Holy Spirit came upon us and may these buildings be full of converts
and worshippers. Financially Geylang Church is weak and it should
do more in that direction. The Sunday School is increasing and has an
average attendance of 63.
The Epworth League has an average attendance of 25. Miss Marsh
and Mr. Jenkins have worked well in connection with this congregation.
This Church, owing to its localIty, ought to minister more and more
increasingly to the people moving out in that direction.
Senai Church, lohore. There ha,ve been 11 adult baptisms at this,
station. T'he congregation meets in a shop":house but a piece of land has
been given by one of the members for the erection of a mission hall.
STother Joseph Khoo has been very earnest in his work and has held
services in the surrounding villages. I think the preacher should live
at Kluang and from there work a circuit.
II.
The Schools
The Anglo-Chinese School under the head-master of Mr. T. W.
Hinch has kept up its former traditions of good teaching. and scholarship. The school has an excellent staff and !lhere is a fine spirit among.
the boys. Miss Norton' work in 'the Primary Dept. has been very
praiseworthy and Mr. Thevathasan has done good work in the Middle
School as Assistant Principal. The school lacks a good playing field
and every effort should be made to secure one in the new park on the'
race course site. The Chapel services have been a blessing to many of
the students. The Continuation School has also maintained its numbers
and high standard of work.
The W.F.M.S. Work. The Schools under the W.F.M.s. are excellent. Miss Olson at the Methodist Girls' School and Miss Corbett
at Fairfield School have maintained the high traditions of these institutions. Some day we hope to see a beaUltiful new building erected on the
site at Nind Home but alas the tr.ade slump has prevented us from going
out to collect funds. We must wait until the tide turns. The Spiritual
work in these schools is good.
Miss Harh and Miss Stowe, 'Miss Duncan and Miss Balls, as weU
as the other members of .the staffs have worked locally and well. l\t\iss-
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59
Foote at Nind Home has had a very successful year's work and the work
in that institution is of a high order.
Eveland Seminarv. Miss Marsh and Miss Bue1 have worked hard
jn this institution but~ the demand for higher female education has been
very poor indeed and in spite of their keenness and splendid efforts there
has been but little co-operation from the Girls' schools in Malaya. Perhaps this institution is' fifteen years ahead of itts time. Raffles' College
is experiencing the same difficulty in attracting girl students. The work
of Miss Marsh and Miss Bue1 has been greatly appreciated in the
.churches.
Oldham Hall. The work of Mr. and Mrs. Eklund in this institution has been of a very high order and Oldham Hall has had a successful
year with about 110 boys in residence. The Oldham Hall Troop of
Boy Scouts won 6 out of 8 shields which were competed for by all the
Scouts Troops of Singapore. The spiritual tone of the institution is
.excellent and the majority of the students are followers of Christ.
Leper Work. Miss Norton)s work amongst the Leper women has
.been greatly 'appreciated and regular services were held all the year in,eluding the Lord's Supper every two months.
111.
Special Evangelistic Meetings.
Special services have been held by the District Superintendent in
the Anglo-Chinese Schools when a number of young people made their
decision for Christ. A number of them have taken probation elass work in
.the Straits Chinese and Wesley Churches and have joined the church.
The members of the Christian Workers' Band in the former Church
.are undertaking to visit these young men as their special service to Jesus
their Lord. The following up of those who came out for ChriSlt is very
important and I think one of the weaknesses of our work is there.
May God bless the labours of all our workers in this great city!
May I thank all our workers for their co-operation and help in this
my new District.
W. E. HORLEY.
District Superintendent.
Reports of Standing Committees and Boards
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
We a.re very grateful to God that in this land there has been Peace
.and harmony during this last year and ,that wioth unrest all around us
.our Christian work has progressed undisturbed.
We record wi1h deep concern and yet with a sense of challenge the
.serious reduction in funds from the Unilted States for carrying on our
·work.
Vv'e record our concern at the la.ck of additional workers in the
:ranks of the Womens' Foreign M.issionary Society. We trust that this
Dote will be seriously cons-idered by the governing body of that Society.
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We would express.our great appreciation to Rev. A.. H.Prussner,.
Ph.D. for the wo lectures given during this Conference on "T:he Peoples.
of North Sum'atra" and "Islam". Our understanding of that great Island country and of the challenging problem of reaching Mohammadan
are greatly enlarged.
We record our gratitude to the Pastor of Wesley Church Singapore
and to his staff and -the Singapore Staff, for the excellent ententa,inment·
of our Conference. This Church and 'its commodious Hall offers ex-·
cellen1: facili1:ies for the needs of suoh a gathering.
We would record our gratitude and ,appreciation for the most ef-·
ficient administration of this Field by Bishop Edwin F Lee. His kindly spirit is pervading our whole Conference. His emphasis on the
growth of the indigenous .church and on Evangelism are most acceptable
we believe ,to God and to every worker in this area.
P L. PEACH.
Chairman.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON UNION TEXT BOOKS
A uniform list of Text Books was drawn up and sent to the schools
in M~y, prior to the sending in of the 1930 Annual Orders. This
list was the compilation of opinions from Heads of All of our Methodist
Schools and from each of rthe Inspectors of Schools and the Chief Inspector.
The Malaya Publishing House assisted much in editing this list so'
that names of Books were exactly as would be found in Book cart:a.}ogues.
The list was favoura:bly received by all schools and it ,is believed that
a great SJ1:ep has been made toward efficient uniformity.
We shall revise 1Jhe present list by calling for suggestions in early
1930 and will put out the 1931 list early in May. The Chairman and
Committee will greatly appreciate any constructive suggestions from
schools. Such suggestions will be incorporated if possible.
P L. PEACH.
Chairman ..
THE COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN LITERATURE
The Commiit1ee on Chris,tian Litera'ture, with a part-time executive·
secretary in charge of a salesroom for Christian literature, has had a
busy and successful year. The entire stock of religious books, valued
at $4,800 (Straits), was purchased from the Malaya Publishing House,
Ltd., early in the year for $2,000. One half of this inves.ted capital:
has been recovered through the sale of approximately two fifths of this
stock.
The Committee was give'I1 a grant of $1200 (Strai't:s) for free litera-ture of which $1,033 was spenlt in the purchase and free distribution
of approxi'mately 1000 tracts in English, 48,000 tracts in Chinese, and
120,000 tra'cts in Tamil, or 'a 1:otal of 169,000 leaflets, pamphlets and
large s.cripture posters and handbills distributed in 1929. Much more·
could have been done in this direction if the executive secretary had
more time and if $176 of this grant had not been recalled. four months.
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before the close of the year. The large distribution of this literature
has 'been due almost entirely to the eager co-operation of many of our
ministers and a few of our missionaries.
A grant of $400 (Straits) was given the Committee early in the
year with which to help Sunday Schools pay for the necessary lesson
materials. Practically all of this 'amount was so used. A Sunday School
supplies order form has been prepared, on which recommended Sunday
School lesson supplies in EngHsh, Chinese and Tamil are listed, and
it itS urged that all Sunday Schools use these in ordefling their supplies.
In case a Sunday School feels the need for financial aid in paying for
supplies ordered, certain information as 10 average attendance, average
collections, etc., must be given on the order form. It lis felt tha,t no
financial aid should be given, unless the application for aid has been
made before the supplies were ordered.
.
The Committee has handled -in its salesroom an unexpectedly large
quantity of literature for sale. Appro~imately $285 (Straits) worth
of literature (mostly English) was purchased from India, $225 worth
(mostly Chinese) from China, and $6,200 worth, (all English) from
Manib, London and New York. Less .than $700 worth of this literature
remains unsold at the present time. and the majority of this is conference course books for the new quadrennium. I'nduding stock from
the Malaya Publishing House, Ltd., menrioned above, more than $7,000
(Strai,ts) worth of religious literature 'ha's been sold ii'll eleven months
of 1929.
A·s regards literat:ure for free distribution in 1930, a distinct need
is felt for lilterature in Tamil and Ghinese, as well 'as English, for nonChristians and also for the Itraining of our church constituency in stewardship and lin worship. Much of the la't:ter and considerable of the
former types are avai'l'able from China and India. Some carefully prepared material on !the support of the Church programme in Malaya is
needed to enlighten The general membership a,s to the financial needs.
arising from t:his programme. T'he call for general SUppOflt for the.
conference claimants fund, 'home missions, and religious education.
should be streSISed in this lilterature.
The attenrtion of the Conference i1s invited to paragraph 231, section
22 of the Discipl,ine, which lays upon all pastors the duty "to take a
collection or subscription, the proceeds of which shall be at the disposal
of the pastor for the distribution of tracts~ if the Annual Conference
shall not give other directions on the subject."
The Committee wishes to lSuggest that all of the Distriot Superintendents call upon every travelling and local preacher to report alt the
District Conference on the numbers of Bible portions, pamphlets, tracts,
etc., distdbuted during the year.
The Malay.a Conference congra'tulate itself upon the appointment
of a full time executive secretary for Christian Literature for 1930, and
thanks the heavenly Father for opening the way for the expansion of
t:his very worthy part of the programme of the Kingdom in Malaya.
R. DEAN SWIFT,
Executive Secretary..
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COMMITTEE"ON DISTRICT CONFERENCE MINUTES
The minutes of the' Various Distriot Conferences, were examined
by rhe Committee. 'f.he resolutions and recommendations were presented to' the respective committees.
EDWARD
ISSAAC,
Chairman.
REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE STEWARDS.
Monthly Allowances for 1930:Mrs. Deng Peng Deng
Mrs. Toomey
Rev. Ng Huat Bi
Rev. Li Koh Ding
Miss Abraham
Rev. Kong Iau Siong
Rev. Ng Khoan Jiu
$20.00
25.00
23.00
30.00
15.50
43.00
33.00
V
SAMUEL,
Chairman.
CoMMITTEE ON PUBLIC MORALS
Your committtee feels that we should center our emphasis upon
three items only namely:1'. Temperance: We feel that the trend of publi,c opinion is such
.4:I.S to now justify a forward programme not only in our schools and
.churches but in a more public way. We recommend that our Commi,ttee on Literature get in touch with the World Association against alcohol and ot:her kindred organization and provide suitable literature.
2. We deplore the abundance of small lottery schemes offered
to our yout:h an.d urge opposition to them.
3. We fear the developmelllt of a false sense of freedom if dancing
is allowed to spread among our young people. We urge aU our people
both by precept and example to urgently oppose the advance of this
institution.
M. R. DORAISAMY,
Chairman.
COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH
Your comm~ttee draiWS your attenttion to tthe following:1. Tithing: There is such a lack of lilberal and systematic giving
in most of our churche!S -that it becomes imperative on the
ministers to educate the people into giving, for the present.
a~t least half a tithe.
2. In some places Sunday is considered the ,best day for Football
and Crkket matches in which many of our young men take
part. We urge tha·t this practice be deprecated.
3. Negleot has been written on ·1'he family Altar of the majority of
Christian homes in the country. We recommend that the
ministers give immediate 'and serioU's attention to daily
Bible reading and family prayers in every Christian home.
63.
REPORTS OF CoM MlTTEES
We fail to discover why the Chinese and Tamil Chri~~ans
should be enroIled ·as members of the English church while
they have churches of their own. This system of membership is undesirable as it deprives the Tamil and Chinese
churches of both financial help and future leadership. We
recommend that !this practJice be discouraged. We shall encourage 1!heir attending the English services while their
member~hip is wilfih their own churches.
5. Vern.a'Cular instruction in Tamil and Ohinese 'has become a
pressing need in many churches where young people do
not know how to read and write their own mother tongue.
\Ve urge the churches to open vernacular classes for their
young people.
6. Open air preaching has come to be a feature of our work. But
we con slider fruitless an ill-planned 'and Ihaphazard evangelistic efforts. Preaching places should be determined
where a good crowd could gather land ithe preaching should
be se ri.a I in n.ature as far as possible.
7. We recommendrha:t our pulpit message be free from poEtics
and anything controversi'al in nature. Our message should
be sufficiently evangelistic.
R Our pulpits should nOlt be thrown open indiscriminately to
itinerant preachers who come without a letter of recommendation from the Bishop.
4.
]. J.
KOVILPILLAI,
Chairman.
CONFERENCE BOARD OF CoNTROL FOR CHURCH AND PARSONAGE
PROPERTIES
WHEREAS negotiations have been conduated concerning a proposition for the Annual Conference to elect a Board of Control to hold
.and control, for the local congregations, Certain church and parsooa,ge
properties, and
WHEREAS the Board of Foreign Missions has formally given its
.approval ·in a calblegram received in Sing.apore eady.in December 1929
as follows: "METHODIST SINGAPORE BOARD APPROVED
YOUR PROPOSED TRANSFER CERTAIN PROPERTIES ACCORDING LETTER MARCH SEVENTH. REFERRING DETAILS
EXECUTIVE mMMITTEE. TUCK."
AND WHEREAS the Secretary of the Methodist Episcopall Building and Loca'tion Board (incorpor,ated) is the official and legal property
custodian of all our Methodist property within the b.Qunds of the
Mal'aya Annual Conference, therefore be rt.
RESOL VED that la Conference Board of Control for Church and
Parsonage properties be 'and hereby is constituted by a majority vote
of all members of :the Mabya. Annual Conference, present and voting,
whos.e duties it shall be, in 1!he name of the Secretary of the Methodist
Episcopc:\l Building ·c:\nd Location Board, to control, sell, CQUvey, a'SSign.
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surrender 'and yield up, mortgage, demise, reassign, tr·ansfer, and otherwise dispose of, for the local church congregat ron s or societies, as directed
by the Annual Conference but not otherwise, the OhurC'h and Parsona'ge
propert·ies within the bounds of the M.a-Iaya Annual Conference of the
Methodist Episcop3!I Church, togetther with lands appurt'aining thereto,.
specified in the schedule to be published in the Annual Conference
M·inures, and other such properties which may hereafter be added thereto by negotilat·ions of t'he M'al"aya Annual Conference, and also published"
in the Annual Conference Minutes from time to time, which properties
Slhall be subject to the laws of the country and rt:he bws, usages and
ministeriGI appointment of the Methodist Epi'scopal Church as from
time ,to time eSlta'blished, made and dechrredby the lawful authority of
the ohurch.
RESOLVEO furt/her that the Conference Board of Control for
Church and Parsonage properties shall consist of the Resident Bishop,
w.ho shall be Chairrn'an of the Boa'rd, ex-officio, the Secretary of the
Methodist Episcopal Building and Location Board (incorporated), who
shall be ~he Corresponding Secretary of the Board, and five other members to be elected by conference and ballot. A major~ty of the Conference Board of Control for Ghurch and ParsoIliage Property shall be
Asiatic members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It is understood
that these members may be Laymen when G. Conference makes laymen
eligible for Conference membership.
(Note. It is 1!he judgment of this Annual Conference that whenever practica.}, art: least twQ of the five elective members shall be Oi1strict
SuperintendeIllts) .
RESOL VEO that ~he Conference Board of Conltrol for Church and
Parsonage propenty shaU organize by electing Ia Vice-Chairman and a
Recording Secretary from among their own members. The Vice-Chairman shall preside. In the absence of llhe OhairmalIl from the country,.
as on instructionls from '~he Chairman the Recording Secretary shall,
keep, .in a bound volume,an 'accurate record of all actions, orders and
minutes, and when these minU'tes shall have been regularly approved
they shall be signed by ·the Chairman of the Conference Board of Control of the Vice-Chairmatn, and 1:he Recording Secretary. The Secretary
of rhe Methodist Episoopal Building and Location Board shall be the
custodian of I1:he Minute book between m~tings.
RESOLVEO that the five elective members of ,the Conference·
Board of Control for Church and Parsonage property shall be elected
to serve for three yeans each in such a way that one, or two members
shall be elected at ~he session of each Annual Conference by beginning
asfoIlows:~In janu'ary 1930 elect one member to serve for one year;
elect two members to serve for two years; and elect two members to·
serve for three years. Thereafter each Annual Conference shall fill
vacancies by electing members for one, ~o or three years according.
to the vacancies.
RESOLVEO that detaillS for further organizart:ion, 'as to time and
place of meetings, quorum, etc., be prepared by the Conference Board~
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of Control for Church 'and Parsonage property, which body shall submit
their findings 11:0 the next ~ssion of I1:his Annual Conference for revision
if necessary, and approval.
RESOLVED that ·the Conference Board of Control for Church and
Parsonage property shall, cons1Jitute a committee Ito co-operate with a
committee of the Finance Committee to prepare a schedule of those properties that in their judgment may be submitted to the next session of
this Annual Conference. Wlhich will constitute rth.e first properties to
be placed in the hands of the Conference Board of Control for Church
'and Parsonage property.
j. F.
PEAT,
Chairman.
HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY REPORT
1930
Perhaps it was good we took some time to develop this project;
we cannot be accused of launching out a scheme without much thought.
\Ve are glad to know that the cabinet has definitely selected the new and
unoccupied district of Pahang for Home Missionary activity. I t is
estimated that this work would cost $2,000 a year, half of which should
be found by the Home Missionary Committee. We are glad to find
that the Churches have contributed $;24.50 for the H. M. S. in their
Conference benevolences this year and we would speciaHy commend
the interest taken by the Malacca and K. L. districts. Also we are
glad to report that three individual subscribers of $25 per annum have
been secured, and it is proposed to raise the balance in the following
ways. (I) A news letter (bulletin) will be sent out early this year to
all the charges acquainting them with the details of this new movement,
and help wiH be solicited-to be sent to the Treasurer early this year.
(2) The Epworth League District Cabinets will be approached with this
proposition with a view to enlisting the interest and support of the young
people. (3) More individual subscribers of $25 or less per annum will
be secured.
I t should be understood that the appeal sent out early in the year
:should not interfere with the annual benevolences at the end of the
year; in fact, it is hoped that the amount contributed will be not less
than $ 1,000 so that it wiII not be necessary to report the effort proposed
to be made at the opening of this work this year.
S. M. THEVATHASAN,
January 7th, 1930.
Chairman, H. M. S.
THE MALAYSIA COMMISSION ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The Ma.Iaysia Commission on Religious Education has completed
its first year of work. For three days immediately following the adjournment of the Annual Conference last year, the Commission sat,
morning, afteroon and nightt in conference, under the chairmanship of
Dr. Barclay, and outlined a comprehensive programme of work. This
was published in the M'alaysia Message in March, 1929. Three standing committees,-on Curriculum, on Religion in the Home, and on
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MALAYA CONFERENCE,
1930
Young People'sWork---"were appointed.and have carried forward their
respective department'S of work during It!he year.
Religious. Education in Day. Schools
A number of principals are putting text books for religious instruc...
tion recommended by the Curriculum Committee into the day schools in
1930. A number of graduates of the Eveland Training School and
others have been asked ·to prepare teachers' directions and helps for a
number of these recommended text-s. Charts for religious instruction
in the primary classes of ~he day schools are in preparation by the
curriculum committee. A num'ber of 'Sheets of these charts are on exhi'bit in Wesley Church Hall. Principals a'fl'd primary supervisors particularly,and any others are illlVited rro inspect these and offer any criticisms for their improvement. It is planned that these 'Shall be available
by the opening of the second temn 'Of the new school year, to any schools
ordering them. The committee wishes -to know at ·an early da:te how
many are required, so as to order the required number of pictures, etc.
Under tthe leadership of Rey.-.agd Mrs. Schurr an inquiry was sent
to all 1eachers in the day 'Schools ask1i.ng them to submit a list of ten ideals
which were deemed by them essential in the character of school boys
and girls. Approximately 300 teachers sem in lists. A bulletin repor-ting tthe ten ideal,s reeei'viIllg thehi'ghest votes was sent out to aU the
teachers, a number of whom have reported defiridlte e'fforts to teach these
ideals to their pupils.
A pamphlet con1'atininfg a selection of reference to suitable Bible
stories for children, children}s morning and evening prayers, graces at
meals, children's hymnlS,and Bible memory passages will be available to
schools by February Ist, 1930.
A beginning has heen m;ade in the ga'thering of da'ta upon which
courses of lessons will be written locally for use in ·the day schools.
Our greatest needs in reHgious education in the day schools are: (I)
more Chpistian teachers, (2) adequately trained Christian teachers, and
(3) closer supervision of religious education by the principals and other
supervisors.
Religious-Education in the Home
The committee on religious education in the home has launched a
programme that holds large possibililties for strengthen~ng the spiritual
life of church members. A pamphlet haJS been pUJblis'hed in the English,.
Tamil and Chinese languages, setting forth a number of objectives toward which paSltors and other workers .are inv,ited to direct their efforts.
AnoVher pamphlet, entitled "The'Ghumh A Partner jn Family Worship,"
has· been published in English, and will shortly appear in the Chinese and
Tamil langu'ages. The cCommission is greatly endebted to Rev. Lim
Hong Ban, Rev. S. S. Pakianathan and Rev. S. M. Thevathasan for translating this and other ,literature during the year. Several tracts on various phases of the religious nurture of children tin the home are being
REPORTS OF COM MITTEES
67
written and will be ready for distri,bution early in 1930. This committee recommends to ,this session of the Annual Conference that a
Sunday early in 1930 be designated by the conference a's Family Worship Enrolment Sunday. Suhahle pledge cards, a Certificate of Recognition, and a ritual for rt:he Enrolment ·service, ,in enroling persons
in "The Family Worship League'~ have been prepared. It is planned
to provide, either through the Mal1aysia Message and the Southern Belf.
or through leaflet literature a daily calendar of Bible readings and other
devotional literature.
Church Schools
A very gratifying impetus wa'S given -to the Church School work of
the conference during the visit of Dr. Barclay in the DiS'tr,ict Conferences
a year ago. Through the hearty enthusiasm and co-operation of District
Superintendents and pastors there is a net gain of ten Church Schools
in the conference, in spite of the dosing of two Church Schools in one
of the Districts. The statistics also show a, nett increase of 194 in the
total enrolment and 163 in nhe average-attendance of the Church Schools
in the conference.
There are many baffling problems in the Church School work.
Chief among these is the lack of adequate, trained leadership. One of
our local preachers has set an eX'ample "worthy of all acceptation" in
solving this problem. Although he has six preaching points in his.
circuit, all of which he v,i-sits every week in the year, he has held a
training class for t:he Church School reachers of his 'home church every
week in the ye·ar. These classes have been a'Mended by every teacher
on every occasion. The Malacca District during the past year set an
excellent example in the securing of contributions from several Church
School'S in the Di'S,tri,ct with which was paid the salary of an ordained
minister who gave practica.Ily his full time to organizing and superintending ,1lhree new Church Schools. One of these meets weekly in a
non-Ghristian Chinese school. Several children in these new Church
Schools were baptized by the District Superintendent shortly before
Christmas.
The Commission has -issued in English 'a large score card of 36 objectives in Church School organiza'tion and administration, together
with a pamphlet interpreting .the various objeotives of :the score card.
Sixteen of these same objectives have been issued in Chinese in a large
poster called "Some Oharacteristics of 'a Good Church School."
A very careful study of the relation~hip of day school Church
Schools and the church is urgently needed. A special committee has
been appoin1'ed to bring in a, report on this sub jeet ro the Commission
on Wednesday of this week. Ways and means for invigoralting the work
of our vern1acular Church Schools must be found. Praiseworthy organization and adminiSltraItion are being maintained in a few of our Church
Schools. The Secretary will gladly direct individual workers' attention
to these, which may 'serve tentatively, at least, as model Church Schools,:
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,
1930
. Leadership Training
Several of our day schools and ch~rches have offered leadership
training courses to their teachers during the past year. Several other
dasses are already organized for this work in 1930. Very much interest in these courses, on the part of those who took them, has been
reported. This work is central in {)Ur whole progr,amme. Unless we
can greatly enlarge the appreciation for and understanding of religious
education on the part of tlhe hundreds throughout our conference whom
we are expecting Ito do the work, we cannot hope for any marked advance over OUir past rate of progress. The Commission has adopted
.a series of courses for leadership training and published the same in
.a small folder, and has issued a booklet suggesting certain standards of
organization ,and administration for leadership ,training classes and
schools. Principals of our schools, leaders in our Church Schools, and
others are urged to arrange -the programme of their activities so as to
have time for organizing and leading these trarining clalSses; also to give
definite and constructive supervision of religious education in the
.schools. It is suggested I1lhat our teachers in :the day schools ought to
be encouraged by principals and supervisors to maintain the same standards of thoroughness in preparart'ion for and conducting ea'ch day's
work in religious education as they do in the secular curriculum.
General
The CommiS'Sion has issued 3J number of cyc10styled bulletins
;and list during the year.·· These include, among other things, a lisrt:
of songs and song books for elementary ohildren, a list of Junior
Workers books, a li'St of suggested gift books for children, a list of
the books whidh may be loaned from the Commission l.ibrary. The
Commission co-operal1:ed with the conferenlCe Epworth League cabinet in publishing the Epworth League Topic Book. The Easter Service of Worship 1ssued by the Commission was widely used and very
greatly appreci'ated. Tlhe Ohristmas pageant "Come and Worship,"
writrten by Miss Corbett and Mrs. Amstutz, was 'used in a number of
our Ghurches and presented nhe Christmas. mes'Sage in a most impressive manner to many hundreds of people. More than 167,000 pages
of literarture in English, Tamil, and Chinese have been published during
the year by the Commission. In addi,tion to this more than 40,000
pages of cyclostyled ma-tedal have been sent out from the office. The
Secretary accepted inVlitations from {~hree District Superintendents to
speak on various phases of religious educa1tion to the Dis,trict Conferences recootly Iheld. He was also one of the faculity in the Summer
School of Mini&terial Training, where he a1gain ill'~tructed the ministers
of the conference in Church School work.
Within a month we hope to welcome among us a very highly trained
secretary for Young People's Work, who will be given an appointment
to one of our churches as a demonstration centre and will devote a
major part of ,his rtime to young people's work throughout the conference.
This report would not be complete without an expression of very
sincere and deep apprecia1tion to aill who have contributed, both financially and in talented service, to the successes of this first year of the
Oommission's work. The many f,ailures and ina,bilities of the Secret3JfY
1
Report 1.
Statistical R• .,ort of the Malaya AlUlual Conference for the Year Ending 31st Decemiter, 1.29.
KINISTERlAL SUPPORT
NAME
OF
CRUIlOR lbKB. . .1IIP
or P .''1'08
SuPPO...
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lpoh District.
lpoh, Chimu
"
..
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Tamil
•.
.•
"
••
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"
1
960
S04
4000
996
898
358
1000
1650
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••
••
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,,
,.
Sungel SIPllt, Tamil • ,
,,
SitlawaD, Ayer Tawar, Cllinue
" Kampong Koh
..
~10
" Blmpang Ampat & Lumut
R80
" BUDlei WaD,p,
"
824
.. Third Road,
"
1020
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"
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600
924
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,,
,,
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•,
, • 1320
"
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.,
,. 1680
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,,
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, TeI.U Ct.-c.it..
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••
4
2
8
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130 1401 "
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9
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••
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1:
'i2
22
4
18
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3....
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6 ••
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35 416
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'1'otals 1929 . ,
Totals 1928 , •
lnereue .,
Deereue.,
.. 14109 82301111891880
.. 18337 3065 102721180
872 Ift5 1112 650
~
Penang District'.
Bedong,_ Chi",.,
.,
Buldt Mertajam, ChfillUll
Kulim, Chin"e
,•
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PeDang, Chi""" Cot&lOtlfH
••
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t'
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•,
•,
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. Tamil
Totals 1929 •.
Totals 1928 ••
Inereue ..
Decrease, ,
26!
7~~
4h
i40
610
.,
•.
••
•,
·.
·,
58
360
..
..
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5
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37 11910
25 104!!
12 143~
..
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89
61 154 889
68
94 154 388
21..
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63
34
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63 34
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264
120
50
240
6111
120
72
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5
10
6
20
10
20 ..
272
2
1~~
2~
:~
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50
7 ..
i346 2166 5180 712
5049 1687 3341 590
2297 479 1839 122
215
167
21ii ..
167 ,.
48 ..
1 ..
5 ..
2
620
5 ..
30
65
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415
90
110
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600
485
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Conference Totals.
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Conferonee Totals 1929
Conference Totale 1928
Inereuo
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Report 2.
Stati.tical Report of the Malaya Annual Conference for the Year Ending 31at December, 1929.
ORnOB
PROPERTY
MISI'ItI.LANEOUS
NAME
OF
CHARGE
Ipoh District.
Ipoh, Chine8.
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...
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1
1
1
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Totall1929
Totals 1928
Increase
Decrease
23414
18590
4824
50~
..
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5 5011
8
121
170
2B
3
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180
349
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Bentong, Ckinue
Bukit Rotun, Tamil ••
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Xuala Lumpur Distrlct.
Tamil Circuit
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12 119500
Totals 1929
Toto,ls1928
Increaso
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10
2
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1101
509
329
1'20;
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4271
864
7
10
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62
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11 l1000,
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Pusing, Chilies.
..
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32
481
18 ..
481
18 ..
,
294
1263
804
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18521
804
718
Xalacca District.
Asaban, Chi1l6.6
Rekok, Chille86
Bemban, "
Jalin,..
Jementah, Chinese
Knala Pilah "
Paloh
"
Malacca",
"
Blrait.
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••
••
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••••
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Mantin. Chin61l6
••
••
Merlimau , Chinese
••
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P .Panjang& P. Dickson, Ckinm
Segamat
" "
Bopang,
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Beremban. Chillell6
••
••
" Eng/is"
.•
••
•.
" Tamil Circuit
Sorom, Chinellll
••
B11Dgei Rambei, Cirmit
••
Bnngei Bahru"
•.
Tampin,
"
••
Tangkah,
"
••
Totals 1929
Totals 1928
Increase
Decrease
1
500
200
400
4000
1600
2200
400
9000
1
1
1
1
]
1
1
1
1
1
2000
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1
500
530
42
112
1
2
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1 18000
1
1
486
.. 30
1
1
1
1
1800
1200
10000
1200
3~~;
200
30
140
1200
2600 ..
4000 .•
400 ..
1
1
313!
90
401
2(10
75
3·13
17
10
75
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7
5
2
18300
15500
2800
40
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751
4311
8001
1310
32,
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686
75
2..
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6833
686
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76
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6000 ..
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201
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1
1
7000 ..
201
5150(1
22500
29000
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300
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1
11200001
1
5 120(lO
4"37000
••
Conference Total••
Ipoh
)Ji"tciet
K. LUlllpur
l'olalnec:l
Pellnng
SafILwak
Singapore ..
Conference Totals 1929
Confcrence Totals 1928 ••
ln~rease
••
.,
Dc(!r~ase
••
••
..
4
••
7
.•
..
20000
..
..
55000
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205
950
..
..
..
22000
r
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3
1 75000 .. 2
91600 12730\229;)6
34250 6339 2903
3300
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.
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:
57250
J J
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9 66800
III :;7500
3 32000
9 40iOO
5302000
::
149
1211
75
2CI
181U
2449
686
449
96500 12730
22956
356~3
10 1 37400
7 18300
314 26500
51500
57 58500 42 259250 20605
70492800 38 136400 52391
. . 65700
4 122850 ..
13 . . . .
25780
r
3036
4299
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4311
1308
2100
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5
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24592
8541
21051
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104
31
21
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190 ••
116
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38
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15
13
10
18
414 566
449 490
76
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190 ••
255
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21
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20 30
56 420
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15 ..
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10 "
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566
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1007
20526
18845
1681
13
20
11
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8
382
322
89
368
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1 ..
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2330
2447
1889
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4420.. . .
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1
2
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1
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195
669
100
60
Totals 1929
Totnls 1928
InrreaRc
2;
~~--~I~~--r-~--~---7---'~-T~~"
9 40700
4 211500 2HJO •.
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2100 31
1 150~ ..
21 40000..
11000 3 U O O . . . .
94..
20
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32000....
9 4 . . . . . . . . ! ..
1'2
••
5 ..
144
93
48
2314
12
104
105
1670
1635
3728
349
726
603
1 ..
1 "
:: I
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Cllnton~8~, Chillese
.•
\
428
7 ••
2 ••
1 ..
400
1
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••
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1 ..
1 ..
2 ..
1
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3000 ••
10001
5
10
15
5
5
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15 ..
2.:~.91 Y4~ :.~.9
600
1
14
15
62
8
10
10
10
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3
4
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224
Diatrict.
Foochow,
.,
GcylnJlll,
..
llinghun,
.:
Benni,
"
Straits,
..
Tamil Church _.
Teluk Ayer, CI,iPlt... c
Wesl!'y Church
97. .
" I
96. •
I}
20
2. .
.. II -700! ::
: :I
5
15
10
5
5
1
1
. . l'
201
72
129
130S
5741
..
4433
••
Sibu
.•
Bukit Lima
..
Asan
.•
Sing Cbu An ..
Hinghua
..
Kwong Hua
.Ensurai
..
Ho, Pho
.•
Ne Se Akak ..
Labaan
..
Nang Chong .,
Sinjt Nang Cheng
KUl NE:n Geng
Serekel
-.
Tuna Po
..
Lobok Geng -.
Dieng Siang Dio
Tan.iong Kunyit
Bukit Lan
..
Binatang
..
Engkilo
.•
Bintulu
.•
'!nl
225
620
_:_: ~~_~___::__ 4~g__:_:-;_ ~._'.
Sarawak District.
Sin~apore
20000
20000
2500
9000
1
1
1 19000
3 32000
:1
3 27850
3
4150..
Totals 19211
'l'otals 1928
ToLals 192"
Totnls 1928
increase
Decrease
225
••
.,
Dl'croase
1
5
5
99
I
97
96j
20
i
.•
Hokien
..
;.
English
••
.•
•
Tamil
.•
••
P;ov. Welieslev,Kedah, Tamil
Sung!'i Pat:ml, ::hillesll
.•
"
Tamil
..
I
..
?
5
99
..
1515
Penang District.
BedoJlg; C"inlle
••
Bukit Mertajam. Chines6
Kulim. Chinese
.•
Nebong Tebal, Tamil..
Parit Buntar, Tr,,,,iI ••
Penang, C1/il/e8B Can/Oft,se
..
2(1
14 76
14 ..
14
:: ! ::
11'... \ ..
6833
7 ..
I
42 .•
7 .•
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2447
3962
.,
: :5\ ::
5 ..
230..
39 ..
1601
1
4 ..
150
1..
5
93 ••
.•
6
57
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2500 ..
I
28
50
200
175
200
2°i
17,;,
2S1
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2 "
"25 ::
27 ..
1628
1 .•
15
1 ..
28 ..
50 ..
700
2
9 ••
705
1"
242
1 22 ..
132 •.
170
1..
14
55 ..
..
10
25
2..
5
500..
2 17
"251
27'
128
1500
1800
1
1600 .•
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3800 .•
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20 57450
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:
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21 50 ..
24 100 ..
37 12
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18
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279
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103
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301
12 ..
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144
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------~--
n'port S
Statistics for Educatlonallnstilullons for the Year Ending 31st December, 1929.
......
PltOpn'l'''
AVERAGE DAILY ENROLllENT
IN COllE
.lND EHDOWKIINf
Indebted nell
EXPENDITURE
0"
.Q
• u
0 ..
S.;
.!:L
NAME AND IJOCATlON
OF SCHOOl"
c....;
8~
.~ I_~l ~I·..~ .~ ~.
Ipoh District.
I,
13 ~: 1511.~ I: ::OJII~ ":••1,::.·'
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270)) ..
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CI.
..
27
29
28
I'
64i37
14230
34201
9462
23443
2377
i60
1939
13!H2
5106
2i
17919
5440
28364
768
: : :
I ..
52~
.. 11106 .. .. 161 5151399 111101
•• 18105 •• .• li6 48ti 12801048 5:'il
l"
is
..
2
16
3
ii
211
6
••
..
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31 ::
64737
14230
37501
10212
25443
2377
760
2226
14424
7225
27
18319
5540
46364
168
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..
::
I
..
234
..
22
218
..
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TotalB1929
Totals 1928
•
..
.. ..
55
0;.. 4
.•
..
1500..
49-l..
..
197 87..
.. 5g1 .. 200
3 53000..
500r,..
17769 ..
..
61 U .•
.• 105 .. 20 . . . .
..
..
••
2700....
76 42..
.. 140
50
1 1100a 10000 3000 fOO
3148 ••
,.
309 16' ••
•• SUi •• 120 2160000 60;)00 18000 18000 29252 1 ••
.•
105 72,..
"1189 .. 20 . . . .
..
..
..
8118" .. \ .. .
21<1
..
.
. .:..,
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1
552'1032 610 30 55'
5l bU LO 12SH'J:'1
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48610i7 591 1 28 .. 2318
10 2HO() 760lJ 3950.l 18'1:):.1 67t29 3U!l13602
.. . . . .
. . . . 65
.. . . . .
.. .. .•
.. .. 96
.. . . . .
33
15 3351162 649 18435300ll!10000 27640 350r, 10491 i 13354 15210\' 95001 12735 2359J7 20500 4968 224J85 250153
.• 3159159 642 164:10300,180000 25128 1000 9.'129417363 9539 U.'596 29326 87506 18000 6586222853 232245
..
138401 2500
.•
1832 17908
~~2 . ~ .. 1 .: ~~OOI
:~12 2500 9523 4009 5~:11 •~05 16591..
..
1618..
..
I
44 M F..
40 M 1
40 M 1
40 F
1
40 M 5
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1
1
1
1
1
1
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.:9
I
Xuala Lumpur District.
XlljaDg, (Chinu4!)
..
..
Xlang,(Anglo.Ch,,,,,.8chool)..
"
(A/ln-noon SrJooI)
..
,. (MtfJuJist Girl" ,schoo/)..
K. L.,(JI'eehodist
Bchool)..
" (AfttnUlOtl Sr
..
Port·Bwettenbam, (A. C. 8.) .•
B0!t
:: .i ,~ :: ::
P:
32
31
30
1
1 ..
o
::I
I
.. 17 ..
.. 16 ..
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tJ
1-~-7--~~-;~'~~~--~--~--~~--,---~-,--~~,-·--~----7---~---;r---~---.--~~---r----~--~~--~'--~-
Totals 1929
Totals 1928
Ioercl18e ••
Decrease ••
.. ....
E
10 11 /. .
~r.
1 40
12 38
43
1 40
2 41
1 42
1 42
1 52
1 40
1 46
a
D
M
~
Q
7 19 . . . . 76 li4
7i:'i .ti, IH 4, L-I!IOJ1l20JJO 10)0) 2500
39.387
2134 69030
14 . . . . . . 421211 2H . . . . 477 .. .. . . . .
..
..
..
20H~
....
205·e
.,
F
::; 11 . . . . 26 68 2~2 11:1 10 ,. 429 12 }.to H750:J0 6JJJO
6))0 .• llS'H 251): 3'llj) , 1"B73
4033 34662 ::!;~ooi 800
150
11880
"
M 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . l'2• .,.i •••• ' ......
47..
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10JO..
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.•
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350 11757
M F .. 13 . . . . 14 13 1H
n
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90 3346
1
1
172
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10
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512
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22
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Si/iatoa" A. C. 8c1l001
,•
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.•
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36
..
1004 1004
310 41733 42761
..
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460 6910 7685
3417 612-19 64666
1900 6184\ 80S4
422
1080
2061
5066
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3563
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3S'63
Xalacca, District.
ABaban, Chinese
'•
••
Bekoh
"
••••
Jementab"
.•
••
lIalacca. Anglo.(Jhinese SchooL
Malay HOlM
::
48
20
35
38
40
52
38
30
40
44
40
1
1
1
1
1
•,
1
1
Slullao((Jr Hall
••
"
Suydam Girls' Schoo"Paloh, ChinuB
••
••
8oremban, Aftglo-Chinu. Bchool
Berom, Chi~3t
••
••
Tampin, Chi~u
.•
•,
1
2
1
1
M
M
M
M
M
F
M
M:
M
M
M
.. ..
..
19 ..
41
25
34
85 . . . .
59 136
.. .. .. ..
38 119
..
15 . . . .
15
65 128 175 .. ..
54
62
6 48 .• •• 50 164 403 354
7 40 • • .• 53 111 535 329
25
. . . . 8 .. .. .. .. ..
7 132..
I ...... 3
., 12 ••
.. 10 ..
2 ..
Total 1929
Total 192~
Increase ••
Decrease ••
2
F .• 2 ••.•••
F.. 1 ••.•••
F.. 1 . . . . . .
1 11 ••.• 19
•.••.•.•••
1 •.••.•••
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2 11 ••.. 24
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40
.•
40
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12 ..
25 ..
4: ••
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310 .. 44 1
25 ••
3
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253 .• 100 I
15 .•
9 ••
392 .. 64 1
54.. 15 2
2 .•
15 ..
15000 15000
3000 5000
90000 10000
65000 SOOO
4000
300
3500
6500
45500
2000
4000
250
193
4'8
143
200
101'24
100
100
14940
960 900
.,
2138 5145
341
6563 •• 1167 13053
99
13709
13468
850
96Q
..
1500
689
900
215
2141
2041
669
369
300
700
25219 25219
1160
1160
100
9201
7815
13'16
20948 20948
,
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150
820 171; 271198 29735
3049
2891
.•
158
960
960
100
200
~527!1
960
iS981 5037
165 1978
150
51
2558 29135
2266 3116
960
13096 3098 1212 42695
30269 3i77 1939 39259
.•
,,3436
2827
619 121
231 1186108 342 9220;)00' 38000 18650
.• 1128 111 333 9 220000 38000 18900
231
58..
9 .•
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250
..
3 ••
2141
782
180(1
100
200
.
9892 89741
5157 U58ii'
4735 15156
120 3561\90611 9U9S
250 1955 84626 86981
7811
410
671
10296
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12889
20
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671
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1 00 12789 12889
6t16
33
537
96
· • 13822 13822
1014 30828 31842
10
455
465
S154 194027202181
· • 45813 45813
214 11101 12455
1134
1~~61 ~~85
Penang District.
I
Bedo.g A"glo,CIIi,me Scnool .•
Bukit Mertajam, A. C. G. 8chool
Dato Kramat, A. C. School
••
KuUm A"gto.CMnes( Sc"ool • ,
Nebong Tebal, A. C.8chool •.
Parit Buntar .tf, 1]. School .,
,
• i'amiZ School ••
Penang Anglo·Ohinese 8chooZ ••
, A. C. Girls' School.
::
Winc1~Zl HOnle
••
AZ.zandra Home
.•
1
1
1
1
1
1
Totals 1929
Totals 1928
Increaso ••
Decrease. ,
.. 5 . . . . . .
~O M
27
40
/:: 1:.9:.
38 MF .. 16 ••
2..
40 MF
40
40
52
52
:~.. ~::
1
53 . . . .
157.. 74 ..
1
214 .. 25
1
22 . . . .
221 .• 11
1
: : ] 43 78 . . . .
88 158 72 . • . .
337 .• 35
1
..
..
.. 37
31 ..
!l..
1770 .• 100 3
:;49 .• 103 1
62 99 54 2
.•
4
4 1
1
31
56
121
22 ., .•
94 .•••
87 . . . .
M~'i ~~~: .~':~ ~:: ~:r ~:~ ~~ :
3
1
]
1
"
~~'i ; :: :: ::
38
42
154r148~
631
5231
0150
1330
40
5065
6739
5000 2500 6()0
160..
50
635~
7500 2000 1500
8261
12000 . .
1000
465
10
62261
9000(120000(120000
12524
30000 25000 3000
4i25
22000 22000 2000 7(100
12000
400 400
7468
22580
.•
139920
33039
5301
~;-;7-3-36~of;~·~~~I--1l-1;8-6-60-12-5·~·5·0~2;56-0--;~-0-1~-50-7-! 4765 ·~~~~7i:!14'111
.. 14128 .. .. 252
7S4
.. 13124 .•.. 237 5551633 819 .. .•
.. 1 4 .. .. 15 199..
.. 92..
•• .• .•
. . . . . . 152 35 • ..
.• 13 •.
.. 9 ..
.. 4: ..
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32,u 89 3~O 101165002565002885Q
116 14 .• 5 1 21601 3000 .•
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7000 963~5130!3 69201195~~0
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.. 19.)/1
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465
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250 45813
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16
3561
3151 291189 1500 7181 285402 304083
416 27861
. • 2344 341148 27017
..
..
210..
..
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Sarawak District.
1 40 M F 1
1 .. M F..
Bibu
.•
Bukit Lima
Alan
••
Sing Chu An
Binghua
•.
Kwong Bua
EnBurai
BaPho
Ne Be A.kak
Labaan
••
Nang Chong ..
Sing Nnng Chong
Klli N~n Geng
Serekel
••
Tuna Po
••
Lebok Geng .,
Dienv. Siang Dio
Tanjong Kunyit
Bukit Lan ..
Binatnng
.,
Engkilo
••
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..
19
7
56
38
31 ..
....
106
45
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1
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200 1000 1200
240..
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480..
2400..
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3600
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M F.. 3 . . . . . .
2 20 :: ::
22 : : .. 22 2
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100. .
120..
..
UO: :
360..
..
::
420
M F.. U .. .. .. 45 175 .. .. 220 .. 27 13C 2 20000
500..
1920 1180..
400..
6100..
..
..
M30
M F . . 6 ., .. •• 28 105 .. •• 133 , • 10 63 1 5000 1000
500
..
1400 • •
••
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2840. .
.•
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2H80
M: F . . 5 .. .. •. 11 79 25 •• 115 ••
2 110 1 5000 3000
350
••
550..
..
1320. .
1870. •
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M F .• 1 .. .. ,.
. . 34 . . . •
34 . • . . 23 1
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275. .
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M F.. 2 .. . . . .
6 28 . . . .
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800
300
50
..
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360..
805..
..
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1320
M F.. 6 .• .. .. 36 120 .. .. 156 .. 11 85 1 '1000 1000
500
..
1800 120 ..
1560..
3480..
..
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M F.. 3 .. . . . .
8 52 . . . .
60 .. .. 35 1 1500..
100..
300..
..
600..
900..
..
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M}'.. 3 .• .. .•
. . 19 . . . .
19 , • . . 16 I
500 . .
50..
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180. •
250. .
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M F.. 3 . . . . . .
.. 45 . . . .
45 .. .. 20 1 . .
..
..
..
300..
..
480..
780..
..
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M F.. 5 .. .. .. 24 7:\
....
91 ..
9 80 1 aooo 200Q
200
..
500..
..
10S0..
158Q..
..
..
2180
M F.. 4 .. .. .. Hi 85 . . . . 100 ..
6 80 1 1500
300
11)0
..
500..
..
1020..
1520..
..
..
]680
M F.. 2 .. . . . .
2 28 . . . .
30 .• .. 15 1
800
300
1)0
..
24i..
..
300..
547..
..
..
~ 958
M 'F .. 2.. . . . .
2 50 . . . .
52 .. .. 40 1 . .
..
..
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380..
..
;>50..
930..
..
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Y: F.. 3 .. .. .. 10 43 . . . .
53 ..
5 31 1 81)00 50000
50
..
300..
..
550..
850..
..
..
900
M F.. 3 . . . . . . 10 18 11..
45 .. .. 12 1 2500
500
100
..
:·no.. ..
480..
790..
..
..
1320
.. l_l~.~.~M~F~.~.~4~~
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Totals 1929
Totals 1928
Inereasf.l .'
Dacreas!! ..
.
5 .. .. ..
<) .. ..
.. 24 ..
•• 25 "
1 ..
1 79
• • . , 89
.. 1 . .
•. .. 10
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.,
.•
.•
..
"
..
..
.• 244 1229 13
.• 1921252 93
.. 52 ..
.•
.• ..
23 ~o
.• 1546
.. 1531
9
"'
..
•. 1301024 23 i3400 7340&
.• 111 766 10 30000280000
13 238 13 43400 ..
.. ..
..
.. 206600
3a5<l
3938
1193 i 2900 1200 16520 . .
315!)7
13611 1812
.•
3500 2-l327 43250
..
1088 1200 13020 . •
..
167-1
24327 11693
288
., I ..
37 \
:: I :: :: :::::
~~~ ~
\
Singapore District.
Singapore, Anglo Chine."
, Conl;nunl;on sc1wol ••
• An/:lo Cn;n~Je Scnool .•
., Eveland Srmj"ary
•,
" Fairfield Girls' School
GalllGng Methodist
••
..
Girl's SchOOl ••
Jean. Hamilton
••
Tluo!rJg;(t11 Sohool .•
,
"
"
1I{(tlro/ist Girl's Sclzool ,.
Nind ilnme..
•• . •
Old11Gm JIIlII Boarding. •
Sc 1IooZ
Totllls 1929
Totals 1!l~K
Increase
Decrease
••
••
1 41
3 41
2 40
2 4()
M
M
F
F
2 34 1Ii
5 46
2 1 "
a 19 "
1 38 1\1 E ..
1 .1"
2 40
I;U
M
F
F
7 .•
4 4
5 21 ::
1 4
1 ..
..
1001
1366
II
iiB6
43 182 ..
..
225
51
iS3 294 116120
.• ..
.•
..
..
57. • 51
146.. 301)
.. 103 80
34 140 376 435 ..
.. 162 :3'17 579 238 ..
.. .. .. .. ..
9
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..
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na
I
••
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••
..
.,
..
..
.• 128
.. 39ii
11 11
.. :;7
S(J
..
..
..
.• 48076
.•
5150000 .,
22000 5250 49188
..
1 200110 20000 6000 . .
53 1672
2 7;;(J(),)
.•
10000 aooo 16020 ..
1 16000
8000
1200
.. 14 ..
.. 13 ••
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..
1 ..
.. 23 la7 161 .. 249 772 15131134306 .•
.. 19136 :H .. 220 808 19131243 19..
.. 4 1 " \ .. 29
28i ..
.... .. 15..
36 400 1u9
..
3f1!10~Z41()93
..
..
48076
8297 149675
997 2722
6082 18689
..
.•
1
7684
..
1 16000 11500 2500 2500 . .
..
2 45000 65000 6000 2500 21242 ..
3 30000 40000 10000 . .
. . 11609
1-=-1~[j2:......!.--=:M+-~1,---!--='~'-7-=-''':''''-....:..~.:..• .:....~'~'+.:..:'.:.....,....:....=.."'-:'..=.'+-~'..:.'+1.;:1-:,:0,---4-,--,5:.;-_2,-6_00_0-,-O--;-i_5_0~0_0-.-! OO,!!,
••
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. . 112190
9946
3860 18609
1
100
4050
5~~21
....
:;;'~5 ~~
12346
40800
677
..
..
3';;",
7489
1844
6620
35ti~ 3385 3141
lii3; 68148 696g!)
732 15430 ] 6168
7000
SOO 40000 40'10:..'0-,--_._'_'_'_'_
3~~~91 iii8~113620
925 7747
17 412000i225500 67100 1325014226354141 2339815;H421 20263350021
..
891!l13il-472
321245 17 412800:232500 55373 !l00(J 143815 527ill 8543189816/' 66175 -l5!!58:! 100540 2 7852 32Hi91 450083
..
.•
..
..
12327 525(J
1365 14855..
.. 49781
..
2·U 8 152..
800 7000..
..
1552
34374 45912 102555 lOOs.cO 18933
69692
4~:1t
7582
1
..
3860144583
40800
!
. . 45616 45616
4104140:1471444:;1
4G:; 111119 1157-1
:; I " :l!I!)42 4051:!
I ..
6657'
5873
.. I ..
Conference Totals.
Ipoh
District
Kunia Lumpur
flo.
Mnlncca
do.
PeDaog
do.
Sarnwnk
do.
Singapore
do.
.. 16 ..
.. 9 ..
.•
l~
••
.. 13 ..
.. "4 ..
.. 14 ..
Confercnce Totnl'l 11129 ., !l8 ..
Conference Totals 1928 .. ~1 ..
Increasc
.•
. . 7 ..
Decrenlle
..
.. 17 110e
.. 16 i9
6 48
.. 14128
1 i9
3131
.. 7i 577
.. ~1563
.. 10 14
4
515 13991110 52
5,j210a2 610 30
1
164 403 354 .,
5
7511f81 184 30
2
244 1229 73 .. 24
772 1513 1134 306 .•
:J:J;,1
2502
1186
3360
1546
3990
,,,,J'MOO'
1O'817l3354
162 649
54 641
lOS 342
lOa 415
130 1024
24109a
'S
""0 3500
102'0 ."01 12735 225907 20500 ...sI12246g5
102844001 76000 3280018600 76795 3457 6986 957(11 10556 186509 1099 6582113801
!l2~05()O 38000 18650
• • 33096 3098 7212 42695
9892 88781 720 35611 90611
1117S6601::!S9500 28500 1000102507 4165 ,j30i 214811
3567 325650 1230 9525 ! 320345
23 13400 73400 1 36,;0
119370 2900 1200 16520
..
13Si90
..
..
..
1
17412000225500 6770013~5014220354141233~8155442 202G3372109
..
8lJ19311472
16 .. 19083001705714065 418 30159357814164
31 . '1825 2698 7660'4123 142 35 15620 ~63 3881
1 315 18 283
. . w " , 83
303 .. 1 . .
la... ..
603 58 276 . .
. . ., .•
I !
I
R8 160416:1852400119000 423:'i{] piS848 81715i59313 620170 51013 1337701f 23549 33555' 11809141
72 1554003 1063000 171989 3460U 44680381889\36543615610 158913 IlS032Z 132908 48929 1130012
•• 50902
16 50!?00
7011 i150132045 •• 22770 4560
187421
.•
210600
174 ••
101960
1093511 15374
•• . .. 101
.. .. 196
.• .. 50
.. ..252
.• .• "
16 .. 249
I
I
:!50153
181482 5102 3563
94892
331100
16
37037
380391 7582 13620
1~750;;!,
J3f)6/!()5
12£i B4 117191
:IS 1111 7747
S'l'4
9452
ai750 ..
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69
MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS
are acknowledged by him with sincere regret. There 'has been a cordial
reception of the Commission's programme throughout the conference,
and it is hoped the palSsing of the years rwi1I vindicate the wisdom of this
conference in 1nittia'1:ing ·this phase of work for the evangelizing of the
multi,tudes about us.
R. DEAN SWIFT,
Executive Secretary.
Miscellaneous
EDUCATIONAL SECRETARY
This work has been got much more in hand this year and more satis.
factory work has been done. The mid-yealf Finance Committee recommended tlhe appointmen1 of a Comm~ttee of Principals:-The Principals,
A.C.S., Penang, Singapore, Ipoh and M.B.S., Kuala Lumpur with the
Educational Secretary. Several matters of coO'sideralble j·nterest have
already beeen the subjects of correspondence between the members of
this Committee, and some of them will come before the Conference in
the course of it's business for consideration and action.
A good deal of work has been done by the Secretary in endeavouring
to clear up a number of ca'ses of leave, passage, and ·salary for several
mis'Sion'ary teaohers, who have gone on leave w.ithin Ithe last year or two,
and here I would emphasize that every missionary tteacher, going on
leave, and every principal of a school 'Whether personally .interested or
if 'SOme member ofrhe Staff is interested should take care tha1 these are
properly cleared before leaving the station. Let me review the position.
Leave Slhould be asked from the Education Depafltment (whether the
teacher is expecting to return or not). Half salary for eight months
should be colleoted on the Ischool pay roll. This should be deposited
with the M.T. or the Trea'surer of the \V.F.M.S. and held until it is certain wh~her it will have to be refunded or not. In ask~ng for leave, 8
months' hal'f pay leave should be applied for, with the privilege of 4--6
or 10 months' no..;pay leave. A'Pplications for more than a year's leave
should give reasons, which should be for the furtherance of studies or
-college work to filt oneself for more efficient work. Such leave will be
readily gr·anted by t,he Dept. and if carried out the Mission will benefit
very materially by collecting tlhe haH pay for 8 months.
Some cases investi~ated have revealed great carelessness of some
going on leave wi,thout even notifying the Department of the inrtention
·of taking leave, the only suggestion of such intention being given on the
pay roll when passage has ,been charged. This is not courtesy to the
Department that has and is treating our Missionary teachers more
liberally and conlSidera.tely fhan any Government i'n the w.hole world.
In April the Department granted the Educational Secretary a grant
of $50 peT month for transit allowance. This has enabled him to visit
some of our schools with much profit to himself and he hopes of some
use to schools visited. Other labours have prevented several visits to
'Other schools that 'he had planned and which he hopes to make early in
the New YeaT if he is returned to this Office.
G. F. PYKETT.
'70
MALAYA CONFERENCE,
1930
REPORT OF THE JEAN HAM[LTON THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL
JANUARy-DECEMBER 1929
The action taken by the Board of Control last year and approved'
by the Annual Conference has enabled this school te take on a far
larger scope of work and meet a greater need than has been possibleduring the :preceding quadrennium. The school has not been able toachieve perfection in a single year but the results of the change of programme have been very gratifying.
-
Extension Courses. Early in the year the faculty and the principall
worked out an Extension Course -of Study espedally designed for our
needs and with_ the hopes that ministers and teachers _of Religiou~
Education in the schools would avail themselves of it. Copies of theCourses -offered were distributed to the principals of all our schools ana
to the Epworth League leaders and the plan was also advertised in the
Malaysia Message. We are offering the following courses to be takea
by correspondence:
The Life of Jesus
A General Introduction to the Old Testament
Christian Ethics
Principles of Religious Education
The student buying the text-book and the school supplying the col-lateral reading books, offering them to the students at cost price if they
desire to purchase them.
The students who have signed up and are taking or have completed:
one or more of these courses may be classified as follows:I minister
I missionary
10 teachers
Graduate Courses. These are designed for those who have com-pleted the Conference Courses of Study or equivalent work in college.
( am happy to state that seven have registered for these, through
the J. H. T S., have received their text books through the Book Roomand their lesson assignments from the office in New York City. Of
these seven, six are missionaries and one a Y W- C. A. secretary. Wefeel that many more -or the ministers and missionaries could take thesecourses with profit.
Library. Several of the best new books on religion have been
added this year to our library and advertised in the Malaysia Message.
M.any have made use of this fine library which numbers about 1000'
volumes. It supplied books for the supplementary reading for a num-ber of the teacher training classes held this year under the R. E. dept.
It was -decided to sell a number of the commentaries and Tamil booksin the .Iibraryand this was done:; the books being sold at a very lowprice to members of our schools and conference.
Institutes. The entire f.aculty took part in the Epworth Leagueinstitute held in Singapore last Spring. The _principal in a combined
district conference -held in Seremban in April. Another of the faculty
in two other district conferences this past month. Another in a seriesof Epworth League meetings in Klang and Kuala Lumpur.
71
MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS
Summer School at Ministerial Training. This year we held our
4th School of Ministerial Training in Ma1acca at the invitation of that
district. It was the best school we have held thus far. There were 36registered as students and we had a faculty of nine teachers and special
lecturers as well as our Bishop present for two days giving two addresses ..
Two-fifths Df the cost of this school was secured from.a grant given by
the Commission on these schools under the direction of Dr. MacRossiet..
the remainder being borne by the J. H. T S. and some special gifts
raised at home and in Malaya. I am very much surprised that the
J. H. T S. did not receive better ~upport this year in the Conference
Benevolences, a total of only $377 being reported by the Statistician
$110 less than 1928. I feel that this school, in what it is doing for the
who'le Conference deserves more support.
I am happy to announce that we have been invited to hold the
Malaya school this year in I poh and that the D.S. of the Sibu district
has invited us to hold one there this coming August. I might also add
that we are in negotiations with the Foochow Conference to secure the
services of Rev. S. S. Ding, the full-time R. E. secretary there to assist
us in the I poh and Sibu schools.
Thus I feel, in conclusion that the work of the J. H. T. S., has been
worth while and that the coming year should show a better showing.
The blessing of God has been on us and we pray will continue to shine
to shine upon us and go with us.
HOBART
B.
AMSTUTZ,
PrincipaL
LOCAL PREACHER/S PROVIDENT FUND
\Vhereas there is '0'0 Fund constituted in the Malaya Annual Con-·
ference to benefit 'tlhe Local Preachers under appointment employed
and remunerated by the Methodist Ohurch in Malaya when they retire from old age or ill-health, therefore be it
Resolved that a Local Preachers Provident Fund be and hereby is
instituted by a majority vote of all members of the M'alaya Annual
Conference, present and voting.
Resolved that Local Preachers under appointment employed and remunerated by the Methodist Church contribute a certain percentage of
their salary; the Churches they serve donate an equal amount.
Resolved that the Finlance Commiittee be empowered to find the
percentage of salary to be contributed by the Local Preachers according to the length of their services and to prepaTe the rules and regubtions necessary to hold and manage the said Fund.
S. S.
PAKIANATHAN,
Chairman.
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MALAYA CONFERENCE, 1930
THE MALAYSIA MESSAGE-I929
The Malaysj·a Message was published eleven times this year (1929)
·with a regular twenty page edition, with two exceptions when we publishled editions in one vase wi.tlh 28 pages 'andrhe other 24 pages. The one
:special edtittion gave the 'appoinlrnents of the 1929 Annual Conference
.and tlhe other was the Religious Educarion number.
Weare printing 1750 copies and of this number 695 are school sub:scriptions. Appro~imately 1450 copies are sold in Malaya and Sumatra
.and certainly most of these go .ro Methodists or Adherents. The prospect is clear for 2500 copies for the end of 1930 if the person in charge
has time ta push this part of it. The editor has.to be manager as well.
We are trying to .ina1ugurate seUing all subscfliptions in advance.
The editor has collected ·a great many back subscriptions and has
.dropped all other names that are in 'arrears for more than the year 1929.
·We are convinced, however, that ,if this paper i's to Ibe con,tinued art all
and the subscriptions collected, that a different method of collecrion
will have 110 be Sltarted. Borh Asiatic and missionary in general pays
no attention at all to the small neat and polite slips which call attenftion
to ,the faot that a SUbscription has lapsed, be they repeated a hundred
limes. I would sug~est that accredited collectors could be appointed
in all the large centres and I feel that such a system would save many a
subscriber for us as well as bring in many more dollars.
The con,trtiibuting editors in most cases were very faithful and helped the editor greatly by their fai·thful work. The attempt to print as
much local material a'S possible has been adhered to aU the yealf and
we feel thlClt the quality of the magazine has been kept on a high level
:and that '110 pastor or school principal need feel a'shamed to introduce
it to his people. \Ve also feel t,hat much greater 'support could be g.iven
.by pastors and prinoipals .and that Ithissupport would greatly increase
the subscription list. We owe a vote of thanks to the editors of the
various Singapore papers wfho have -allowed us to borrow half-tones
from ,them, and also to the ladies of the W.F.M.S. for the generous use
.of their half-tones. This has saved the Malaysia Messa·ge many dollars.
Ohristian propaganda is one of the fmest means we have for fhe
soWling of the seed of the Gospel and we urge the Conference to assume,
in every way possiible, the Ifesponsibility to make the .Malaysia Message
a success and to put ,the Malaysia Message into every Christi'an home
in Ma,laya. Do not ·assume that the editor can work on alone for thi'S
enterpr·ise needs your support more than institutions like schools,
churches, etc.
HOBART
B. AMSTUTZ
Editor-M anager.
MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS
Rev. Bishop E. F. Lee,
4 Fort Canning Road,
Singapore, S.S.
My Dear Bishop Lee:
In the hope that this letter of greeting may reach you before the·
Annual Conference assembles, I write sending loving salutations from:
Mrs. Oldham and myself.
We want you to know that a couple of retired soldiers are looking
on at the advance of the Malay Corps under efficient leadership in an.
effort ,to meet the deep needs of the beautiful Malayan world. May God
prosper each and all of you and give you the desires of your hearts in'
lifting the levels of life all about you.
You are ministering ro the deeps of mor,al and spiritual want in,
lands that must ,have an increalSing place -in the ,history of the human
family. You a!re helping to solve one of the great problems of the
future-how, under beneficentt guidance a great new nation combining.
the different strains of many races and lianguages and cul!tura'l inheritances may yet be brought into oneness of aim and national achievement..
This can only :be done by union of hear:t and by cle3!rness of vision.:
bringing community of ideals and consequent unity of programme.
All this can best be brought a1bout by the varied life finding its.
centre in Jesus Christ as Lord of all and its common objective in
shaping life according to his ideals.
Thalt the Ma'laysia Conference may have larger 'Success under your
own splendid leadership in rea'ching towards vhe desired goal and that
you mayall, Missionaries and Natuion1all's alike, be kept in !heal,th and
in the divine favour is the prayer ofl
Yours affectionately,
W. A. OLDHAM.
M. A.
OLDHAM •..
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MALAYA CoNFERENCE,'
1930
Roll of the Dead
Name.
. Age.
I.
Lau Seng Chong
2.
Job Gnanasihamoney
China
43
4· Samuel Abraham
58
Burr
J.
J.
H. Lewin
8- E. S. Baird
Singapore
Birth
Place.
May .::10/1902
1899
1899
India
1909
1909
Cork, Ir'd
19 14
19 14
Jaffna
1900
1900
192C
1909
1909
1923
1908
1914
19 1B
Oct.
China
59
Hongkong
England
April
II,
Admitted Joined Malaya
on Trial.
Conference.
China
Feb. 17,19 16
Malacca
J. S. A.
Baughman
-6. Deng Ping Deng
7·
Date of
Death.
19 10
3· Denis M. Toomey
',.
Place "f
Death.
1924
tngland
1885
1923
192 0
1924
Conference. Sessions
II Year.'\I\
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Place.
Date.
I
Secretary.
Presiding Bishop.
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j. M. Thoburn I B. F. West
J. M. Thoburn W. H. B. Urch
]. M. Thoburn B. F West
J. M. Thoburn W. G. Shellabear
j. M. Thoburn
F. H. Morgan
C. D. Foss
I
Singapore
]. M. Thoburn
F H. Morgan
18g8 Feb. 15-17
j. M. Thoburn
F H. Morgan
Penang
1899 Feb. 9-14
Singapore
J.
M.
Thoburn
1
F. H. Morgan
1900 1 Feb. 17-22
F W. Warne
I H. L. E. Luering
do.
1901 Feb. 21-27
F. W. Warne
I J. R. Denyes
I do.
1902 Feb. 21-27
do.
F. W. Warne
J. R. Denyes
1903 Feb. ] 1-16
j. M. Thoburn
W. T. Cherry
do.
]904 Feb. 24-29
W F Oldham I W. T. Cherry
Kuala Lumpur
1905 Feb. 15-20
I W. F. Oldham I W. G. SheUabear
1906 Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Singapore
SJ. N. Fitzgerald J
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Penang
{ W. F Oldham
W. G. Shellabear
19071 Feb. 20-24
W. F Oldham
W. G. Shellabear
Singapore
1907 Dec. 13-18
W. F. Oldham
G. C. Cobb
do.
]909 Feb. 5- 9
W. F. Oldham
G. C. Cobb
do.
]910 Feb. 5-10
W. F. McDowell
\ { W. F Oldham
W. E. Horley
do.
]91] Feb. II-]S
Kuala Lumpur
W. F. Oldham
A. J. Amery
1912 Feb. 15-20
Singapore
J. E. Robinson W. E. Horley
1913 Feb. 13-19
do.
R. L. Archer
J. E. Robinson
1914 Jan. 10-16
do.
W. P. Eveland
R. L. Archer
1915 Feb. 14-20
do.
W. P Eveland
L. Oechsii
1916 Jan. 1- 6
J. E. Robinson L. Oechsii
do.
1917 Feb. 1- 7
William Burt
j. E. Robinson I T. C. Maxwell
do.·
1918 Feb. 14-20
I Homer C. Stuntz I
do.
J. W. Robinson
R. H. Silverthorn
1919 Feb. 7-12
do.
R. H. Silverthorn
J. W. Robinson
1920 Feb. 19-23
do.
G. H. Bickley
P. L. Peach
1921 Feb. 10-17
do.
G. H. Bickley
T. R. Jones
1922 Jan. 6-11
do.
1923 Jan. 10-15
G. H. Bickley
Abel Eklund
G. H. Bickley
Abel Eklund
do.
1924 Jan. 6-11
Titus Lowe
Abel Eklund
do.
1925 Jan. 6-12
Titus Lowe
Abel Eklund
do.
]926 Jan. 2-7
do.
Titus Lowe
Lester Proebstel
1927 \ Feb. 2-7
Titus Lowe
Lester Proebstel
do.
1927\ Dec. 14-18
I Lester Proebstel
Edwin F Lee
do.
1929 Jan. 2-7
I Lester Proebste1
Edwin F. Lee
do.
1930 I Jan. 2-7
1894 Feb. 2- 5
1895 I Feb. 14-20
1896 I Feb. 14-19
1897 Feb. 10-15
\ Singapore
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do.
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The Plan of the Conference Examinations
The complete Courses of Study for the Conference Examinations
for Travelling Preachers, Local Preachers and Exhorters, in English~
Tamil and Chinese, will be printed in a separate pamphlet which may
be obtained from the Conference Registrar. These O>urses will stand
for this quadrenium and will go into force beginning with May 1930.
Credit will be given during this quadrennium for books found in these
courses only.
The courses of study for missionaries in Malay, Hokien, Foochow~
Cantonese and Tamil will also be printed in this pamphlet.
The names of the examiners and the books they will examine in
will be found immediately following. No examiners have been assigned for the Local Preachers and Exhorters courses. These will be assigned by the Chairman of the Board of Examiners upon call. The
District Superintendents are asked to notify the registrar some time
before the Fourth Quarterly C.onferences so that arrangements can be
made to set the needed examiriations. Attention is called on page 9
of these .M.inutes to the recent action taken by the Board of Ministerial
Training and approved by the Annual Conference.
The plan of examinations is subject to revision every year due to
changes in personnel, and these changes wiU be noted each year in
the Annual Conference Minutes. The Courses will stand, as noted
above, for four years.
For any further information and for all questions in regard to
any of these courses, apply to Rev. H. B. Amstutz, registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY FOR CHINESE TRAVELLING PREACHERS
ASSIGNMENTS TO EXAMINERS
Examiner.
Lim Poh Chin.
Year.
Subject.
Admission on Trial. John Wesley.
B-ible Biography.
Sermon.
First Year.
God and Man.
Pioneers of the Cross.
Wesley's Sermons.
Second Ye lr.
An Introduction to the Study of the
New Testament.
Sermon.
Discipline.
Wesley's Sermons.
Third Year.
Homiletical Lectures.
The Spirit.
Reconstruction according to Jesus
Christ.
Fourth Year.
Philosophy of Christianity.
The Foundations of Religion.
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Lim Hong Ban.
Admission on Trial. Discipline.
The Divine Model of the Priestly
Life.
Sermon.
First Year.
Source and Development of Chinese
Literature.
Human Behaviour.
Modern Democracies.
I ntroduction to the Old Testament ..
Second Year.
Sermon.
The Origin and Growth of .Hebrew
Religion.'"
The Protestant Missions in Cbjl\a.
The
Prophets of Israel.
.
Third Year.
The Church and Industrial Reconstruction.
Introduction to New Testament
Fourth Year.
Times.
Biography of James W. Bashford.
The Passion for Souls.
Admission on Trial. Chinese History.
Sermon.
Lectures on the Geography of the:
World.
Discipline.
First Year.
The Minister and His Parish.
Evangelism.
Church History.
Second Year.
Pastoral Theology.
Sermon.
Methods of Institutional Church Work~
Church History.
Third Year.
Lives of Prominent Chinese Pastors.
The Meaning of Faith.
Fourth Year.
Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
History of the World.
Admission on Trial. An Oll'tline of Christian Theology.
Sermon.
Lectures on the Geography of China.
New Testament History.
First Year.
T:he Pupil and the Teacher.
Second Year.
The New Convention Normal Manuat
for Sunday School Workers.
Sermon.
Life of Martin Luther.
A Theology for the Social Order.
Third Year.
Comparative Religions.
Historical Geography of Palestine.
Christian Education and the National
Fourth Year.
Consciousness in China.
Agricultural Community.
Short Christian Biographies.
.1'
C. E.Fang.
Li Hock Hiang.
COURSE OF STUDY IN ENGLISH FOR TRAVELLING PREACHERS,
ASSIGNMENT TO EXAMINERS
Examiner.
Abel Eklund.
Subject.
Year.
Admission on Trial. History of American Methodism.
Psychology of Religious Experience.
First Year.
Collateral Reading. subjects I~.
Second Year.
Special Homiletical Work.
Religious Values.
Third Year.
Collateral Reading. subjects 1--6.
Fourth Yea-r.
Special Homiletical Work.
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1-1. B. Amstutz.
Admission on Trial. Sermon.
Collateral Reading, subjects 1-0.
First Year.
Special Homiletical Work.
The Church in History.
Second Year.
Collateral Reading, subjects 1-5.
Third Year.
Special Homiletical Work.
Theism.
Fourth YeaT.
Admission on Trial. Doctrine and Discipline.
R. Dean Swift.
Sermon.
The Work of Preaching.
First Year.
Second Y ~ar.
Purpose in Teaching Religion.
Method in Teaching Religion.
Fourth Year.
Jeremiah.
Special Homiletical Work.
D. P.Coo~e.
Admission on Trial. Bible Biography..
First Year.
Evangelism.
Special Homiletical Work.
The Pastoral Office.
Second Year.
Third Year.
The Abingdon Bible Commentary.
Fourth Year.
The I nd1vidual and the Social Order.
Special Homiletical Work.
W. A. Schurr.
Admission on Trial. Plain Account of Christian Perfection.
Selections from the Writings of John
Wesley.
First Year.
The Art of Writing English.
Second Year.
The Abingdon Bible Commemary.
Special Honriletical Work.
Third Year.
New Studies in Mystical Religion.
Special Homiletical Work.
Fourth Year.
System of Christian Doctrine.
S. M. Thevathasan. Admission on Trial. English History.
First Year.
Special Homiletical Work.
Third Year.
Religions of Mankind.
Special Homiletical Work.
S. S. Pakianathan. Admission on Trial. Sermon.
First Year.
New Testament History.
Second Year.
Special Homiletical Work.
Third Year.
Paul and His Epistles.
COURSE OF STUDY FOR TAMIL TRAVELLING PREACHERS
ASSIGNMENT TO
EXAMINERS
Examiner.
Year..
Subject.
J. A. Supramaniam. Admission on Trial. Disdpline.
Preac.her's Manual.
First Year.
Homiletics.
Church History.
Written sermon.
Second Year.
Church History.
Homiletics.
T'hird Year.
Church History.
Collateral reading· 1-3.
F{)urth Year.
Church History.
Collateral ·reading 1-3.
i9
Admission. on Trial.
History of India.
Tamil Grammar.
Commentary on St. Jahn.
First Year.
Tamil Grammar.
Second Year.
Comme.ntary on 1st Cor.
Prayer.
Collateral reading. 1-3.
Third Year.
Commentary on Ephesians.
Test of Religions.
Fourth Year.
Kural.
Exegesis-Romans.
Written sermon.
M. R. Doraisamy. Admission on Trial. History of Methodism.
Collateral reading 1-3.
Bible Dictionary.
First Year.
Theology.
Second Year.
Bible Dictionary.
Theology.
Third Year.
Bible Dictionary.
Theology.
Written sermon.
Fourth Year.
Bi'ble Dictionary.
Theology.
S. M. Thevathasan. Admission on Trial. Methodism Catechism.
Sinless Incarnation.
First Year.
Studies in the Teachings of Christ.
Exegesis-Luke.
Collateral reading 1-3.
Second Year.
Introduction to the Old Testament.
Written sermon.
Third Year.
The Lord's Supper.
T'he True Way.
Commentary on Philjppians.
Fourth Year.
Commentary on Hebrews.
S. S. Pakianathan.
Malaya
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1916 Bow MAR, T. W.
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1918 LI HOK HIANG
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SWIFT, R. D.
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1920 BLASDELL, R. A.
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DODSWORTH, M.
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KOVILPILLAI, J. j.
PHILLIPS, S.A.
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12 I" '.. I .... " M
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.. M 1 . . . . . . '..
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.. Bmall capitals are used for Elders. italics for Deaco...
p. Passed entire course.
t Aaiaticpreachersare marked M in their mother toqlle. and x in other Jaagual" in which they can preach.
~PU
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