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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Great Round World and What Is Going On
In It, Vol. 1, No. 57, December 9, 1897, by Various
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Title: The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 57, December 9, 1897
A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls
Editor: Julia Truitt Bishop
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VOL. 1 DECEMBER 9, 1897. NO. 57
=Copyright, 1897, by THE GREAT ROUND WORLD Publishing Company.=
Germany is furnishing us with some interesting news this week.
She has successfully accomplished something which, to simple folks who
are not diplomatists, seems like a plain, every-day case of robbery.
Here is the story of it, and you can judge for yourselves.
Some German missionaries have been killed in China, and Germany has
seized a Chinese port in revenge.
Missionaries are, as you know, holy and devoted men who go to far
countries to spread the knowledge of the Gospel among heathen and
These good men have always suffered much for their faith. They go
wherever their duty calls, and even carry their message of peace to the
terrible cannibals who kill and eat men.
In the early annals of our own country we have records of the terrible
sufferings endured by these good men in their missionary work among the
Missionaries count their perils and their privations as nothing if they
can but do the work of God.
Every government is particularly careful to do all that it can to
protect its missionaries, and if ignorant savages do them harm, an
attempt is always made to punish the wrongdoers, to teach them that
these servants of God are well protected.
The German Catholic Church some time ago established a mission in
Shantung Province, China. Recently the sad news was received in Berlin
that the mission at Yen Chu Fu had been attacked, and two missionaries
The shameful deed was at first attributed to pirates, but later it was
found that it had been planned by the governor of the province in
revenge for some old grievance.