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1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVIII. TIDINGS OF MR. HAVILAND's
DEATH--OFF FOR INHAM BANE RETURN TO NATAL SECOND MARRIAGE--SETTLED
AT JOHANNESBURG. He leadeth me 0 blessed thought O words with
heavenly comfort fraught Whate'er I do, where'er I be, Still 'tis
God's hand that leadeth me. Sometimes 'mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom, By waters still, o'er troubled
sea, Still 'tis His hand that leadeth me.--Prof. S. B. Gilmore.
About two months after his arrival in Johannesburg, and before
getting properly settled down to work, Mr. Agnew received a letter
from Mrs. Emma Hillmon Haviland, mailed at Delagoa Bay, telling of
the death of her husband, the Rev. John J. Haviland, missionary at
Inhambane, sent out in March, 1892, by the same board under which
Mr. Agnew was sent out and had been working for some years. This
good man and devoted missionary died of hematuria fever March 18,
1897, after an illness of but a few days. Mr. Agnew held him in
high esteem for his sterling qualities, mourned deeply because of
his death and left on record a touching tribute to his memory.
Immediately on receipt of Mrs. Haviland's letter Mr. Agnew made
arrangements to go to Inhambane m by way of Durban, Natal. Upon
arriving at Inhambane he devoted himself for some time to getting
matters at the mission in as good shape to leave as possible, and
then, about May 1st, took his departure, returning, as he went, by
way of Natal. At Durban on the third day of May, 1897, he was
united in marriage to Miss Lillie A. Smith, a very devoted young
woman who had been laboring as a missionary in Natal for over three
years. This union proved to be a very happy one, and resulted in
greatly strengthening him for the few years of toil on the foreign
field which were to terminate his mor...
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