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October 18, 1916]
Women's SUGGESTIONS. By Miss C. L. Campbell. "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you."? John 15: 7. In teaching the Senior Mission Study book, "The South Today," bo sure to writo to tlio Auxiliary, Tenth and Peaclitree streets, Atlanta, Ga., for the supplement prepared by Miss Roberts. This is very rich in helpfulness, and you will never lack that "next thing to do." During the last lessons of the course, the following suggestions may be used as you need them. Print on largo strips of paper, proportionately long, the following figures, and keep in view during several meetings. Population of Southern States: White, 23,150,000; negro, 9,000,000; Indian, 110,000. Have one member write to the Census Bureau in Washington and find out how many foreigners are in our Southern States now, and add this strip. Also find out from this same Bureau how many kinds of religions are now in our Southland. Surprises may meet you. Have a list of these religions written in order according o size of the religious bodies, put on a blackboard and keep in sight. Making questions on the lesson assigned, and giving them out a week ahead, is a plan that always carries with it interest and gives each one something definite to do. One class successfully used this plan by assigning each chapter to a different member at the first meeting, and so she had had the opportunity to fit her questions to the general line of thought as the lessons progressed. In considering the rural and educational problems, it might be very helpful to have some man prominent in each of these fields make an address to the class, and Invite the whole church memhershin. One class is planning now to have their pastor take the last two meetings and sum up th? whole hook in two Wednesday evening talks, so reaching the men with this book so full ot information varied and virile. Some of your timid members who can't "speak in meeting" might be very glad to be collecting pictures of old churches and now churches, old school-houses and new, to show by comparison the progress in recent days. In a former lesson you found out the kinds of people who first settled our country; now find all the presentday foreigners (study the Home Mission ronort 1 ond noa lha no nor Srtlla if you can. The eye will catch so much m or a niifokly something of our present responsibility. And now it is time to put on that same map all the products of these States, showing they no longer depend on the few products given before, but upon many, from which there comes wealth sufficient to do all the work the Father Kives us to do, if the Church catches tiie vision and is willing to follow it. The Woman's Sy nodical Auxiliary of Florida will hold its third annual meeting in the First Presbyterian church, Ocala,' Fla., November 7th, 8th and 9th. All officers are urged to attend an Executive Committee meeting in the church on Tuesday afternoon, November 7th, at 2:30 o'clock. Delegates are asked to be present at tbe opening service on Tuesday, No* vember 7th, at 7:45 P. M. 1 MlmM THE PRESBYTERI Societies The names ot officers and delegates expecting to attend should be sent to Mrs. G. S. Scott, Ocala, Fla. Mrs. Chas. E. Dorsey, Secretary. The Woman's Synodical Auxiliary of Arkansas will hold its fifth annual meeting at the First Presbyterian church, Little Rock, Ark., November lst-3d. A full 'attendance of all officers and delegates from each Prqsbyterial is earnestly urged by the president, Mrs. J. B. Nunn. All those who are expecting to attend should send names to Mrs. G. G. Wood 1406 Louisiana street, Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. M. J. Henderson, Synodical Secretary. TUSCALOOSA CONFERENCE FOR NEGRO WOMEN. Resolutions adopted September 23, 1916, at Stillman Institute, Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Inasmuch as our Heavenly Father has made it possible, through these noble Christian women, to have us meet together in a conference for negro women at Stillman Institute, Tuscaloosa. Ala tn hn trolnarl In nooon tial subjects to meet the needs ot our many churches, societies, home and school life; be it Resolved, That we especially return sincere thanks to Dr. and Mrs. W. E.. Hutchison and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kuykendall and family, Dr. Boyd, Mrs. Washington-Moody, and the white friends of the Presbyterian church for their very kind hospitality shown us. Be it Resolved, further. That we thank Mrs. Helen Spencer, chairman of Committee on Arrangements, and the members of Salem Presbyterian church for their great interest shown, especially the Presbyterian sisters who uiauo picpaiauuu mr oar comion in beautifying the buildings, and, with the dear inmates of Stillman, making everything convenient and comfortable for our stay. Again be it Resolved, That we heartily thank Mrs. W. C. Winsborough for her beautiful and imprea8lve instruction in Bible study and well conducted meetings; Mesdames John Little, H. J. Huckabee, W. H. Sheppard, and the missionaries for their very special and helpful messages. Also Dr. W. E. Hinds and Mr. James S. Sibley, who are Presbyterian elders, for their splendid and instructive lectures. Again, be it Resolved, That we thank Professor Barnes, Miss A. Lufforough and their very good ohoir for excellent musical rendition, day And nijM "Mu*!c indeed bath charms." And to all the churches that co-operated with us in helping the meeting to be a success. To the white friends of all cities and towns who made it possible for our coming. "The Lord bless thee and keep thee; The Lord lift His countenance Upon thee and give thee peace." Committee on Resolutions of Thanks: Mrs. Wm. Bentley, Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. J. J. Williams, Meridian, Miss. Mrs. A. O. Tunstall, Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Florence Rose, New Orleans, La. Mrs. M. M. Rice, Anniston, Ala. Miss W. W. Taylor, Tuscaloosa, la. Chairman, Mrs. L. G. Champnay, Montgomery, Ala. AN OF THE SOUT H THE MEETING OF THE COINS. An allegory In "The Outlook" tells of a special meeting of coins held in the offertory plate. The pennies attended in large numbers, and the three-penny pieces were well represented. The chairman, a three-penny piece, was understood to have attended offertory plate meetings in every part of the metropolis. Several six-pences and shillings stated that although they had been in the habit of attending offertory meetings with fair regularity, they had of late been so much employed at the cinematograph shows, even on Sundays, they, too, found it increasingly difficult to attend the offertory. The sovereign wrote that he was so incessantly required at the golf club that he had retired from offertory plate duties, but hoped occasionally to send his half brother in his place. A telegram was received from A. Cheque, Esq.: "Fully prepared to come, but detained to settle motor car transaction." A farthing, who had been sitting unnoticed between two half-pennies, said he had been brought to the meeting by a poor widow, who, though she could ill spare his services, gladly gave him up out of love.?London Christian. A MESSAGE FROM THE FRONT, faithful missionary recently wrote us: "It is awfully hard to continue to say 'No room' to country girls who have walked fifty or more miles to get to the school and plead with tears to be given a chance. It is hard to deny them all chance of an education and, oftentimes, what seems all chance of being a Christian." A few weeks ago another wrote: "Hardly a day passes but that individuals or delegations from near and far-distant villages comes, begging for an evangelist or teacher to return with them to their villages. They will sit here for days, and sometimes weeks, begging and. saying: 'Come now, for we have many ohildren to enter your school; and some of our old people will never hear of Christ unless you send the message soon.' They cannot understand why we are so few." How long shall these millions set aside to us by the other denominations, and accepted by us as our rightful responsibility, continue to die in heathen darkness? WHY? ohn.lU ff UJ ouuuiu no 51Vt3 UlUIlOjr lu ?ttV? the heathen abroad when there are heathen in our own country to save? There are other "whyB" equally logical. Why should I give money to save those in other parts of this country when there are needy ones in my own State? Why should I giVo fur Uiuse lu oilier parts of the State when there are needy ones in my own town? Why should I give to the poor in the town when my own church needs the money? Why should I give to the church when my own family wants it? Why should I give to my family what I want myself? Why? Because I am a Christian, not a heathen. A. P. Upham. THE CALL. OP THE WILD AFRICAN. All those loaders of young people who came to know and love Mrs. Motte Martin during her last furlough (and their name is legion) will welcome this last "heir of her invention." and a delightful aid in arousing the enthusiasm of the boys and girls (837) 9 j who love to have an active part In "doing things." ' ~Why not start a friendly contest among four divisions of your society or among several Sunday-school classes as to who can most success- 1 fully complete this scrapbook with material added from other sources? Among all tho many interests which occupied Mrs. Martin's mind and heart here at home none filled a larger place than this scrapbook, and her many friends throughout the Church will be glad to know of its appearance and many of them will want a copy for Mrs. Martin's sake as well as their own. On the inside front cover of the upro V* A*?/\ l? m 4 a~ * ? Uv.?)>uv>un lugio is a iiictp UL AiriC& and a list of all the missionaries who have been connected with the African * Mission. On the inside back.cover is printed the dedication to the memory of Mr. Edwin E. Murphy, with a brief account of his life and of his tragic death. With each scrapbook cover ^ there is furnished a set of thirty-two pictures of the work of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission. The scrapbook, including one set of pictures, is sold for 35 cents a copy, post- j paid. This is just exactly what it cost to make the books and to prepare them for mailing and pay the postage. They may be secured either from the Woman's Auxiliary, Peachtree and Tenth streets, Atlanta, Ga., or from the Foreign Mission office in Nashville. Sets of the pictures may be had without the scrapbook at 15 cents a set, postpaid. -21 THE SYLVAN GARDENS. When a large numbr of invitations were issued to Mrs. Ames and Mrs. Brown, whoso lawns InlneH tr? a Hnl lar visit to the newly opened Sylvan Gardens, all those invited were curious. They were received on the large porch and every gentleman was given a large cardboard "silver" dollar, around the edge of which were twenty fives in figures. On the reverse side was, "He who goes into bankruptcy suffers imprisonment. He who is penurious suffers shame." To each lady was given a fan with a dollar on it and the inscription, "She who quickest obtains the dollar's worth shall wear the rose of honor." They were directed to make up tour 1st parties of six or more. Music started and the hitherto dark lawns were lighted. Here were the Sylvan Gardens; nothing was free; when anything was purchased, the amount was punched out on the cardboard dollar. Under a large umbrella was an Italian flower-girl, where flowers were sold. At a rose-embowered well -you could obtain iced drinks. Tennis nets, entwined with vlneB, formed many wandering paths and retreats. A band of gypsies enticed you, a bevy of fairies lured you to the Art Hall; viz., the garage, wnere all was dark until a crowd had gathered, and then there were living pictures in frames and statues on pedestals. Japanese Invited you to ride in the little two-wheeled carriage, and Arabs with loud calls urgea you to ride the donkey. There were inviting seats, but each one must be bought. By this time men were getting out of money and being led away from the ladies by policemen and placed in the guardhouse. An oldtime "crier" went through the lawn calling all to the first porch, where one by one the bankrupt men were bailed out, a lady giving some forfeiture, as her rose, a song, her best Irish storv. The dollars were handed in with the names on, and the one who had the most money left had" to march up and down with a high cap marked "Miser." ?Woman's Home Companion.