Missionaries Will Gather
Publication:
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Oct 1912, p. 6


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Photographs: Charlotte B. Funk; Grace A. Funk;
Date of Publication:
17 Oct 1912
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Bissell, Emily ; Funk, Grace A. ; DeForest, Charlotte B.
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Congregational Church of Evanston
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English
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.04114 Longitude: -87.69006
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Famous Speakers From All Over the World Will Come For Big Convention This Month - Come ON October 29

The national convention of the W. B. M. I. that is to be held Oct. 29 to 31 at the Evanston Congregational church, is to be a kind of world's congress. Delegates will come, not only from all the states of the interior of our nation, but from almost every nation upon the face of the earth.

China, Japan, India, Burma, Ceylon, Turkey, and many sections of Afrida and many islands of the sea will be represented. Japan's foremost representative will be Miss Charlotte B. DeForset. The DeForest family have many representatives in Japan. There are now fourteen DeForests doing work of a missionary character in different parts of that fair island. Miss DeForest is a member of the faculty of Kobe college. This college is no little affair. It had 367 graduates last year. It is doing a big part of the work of creating the new Japan.

Miss Grace A. Funk is the representative from China. She is a relative of Illinois Progressive candidate for governor, and a graduate of the Rockford school. She is a teacher in the Elizabeth Sheldon Lombard School for Girls at Shao-wu. This is the great girls' school of that province. Representatives from the best families from thirty villages now attend the school. All of its graduates avoid foot-binding. Most of them are woman suffragists. It is from this school that the Chinese woman suffrage movement has gained its most successful leaders.

Miss Emily Bissell, a graduate of Mount Holyoke college, Massachusetts, will represent India at this convention. She, too, is a teacher, being principal of the girls' boarding school at Ahmednegar, India. She has been in India since 1885. Miss Bissell will be the orator of the convention. Everywhere she has been she has made a great impression as a speaker.

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Missionaries Will Gather