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dentally to the whole station ? for ser
vice rendered and protection given at the time of the revolution last sum mer. You remember when the southern provinces revolted against Yuan Sai kai, Kiangyin, being the key fort of the Yangsti, was a storm center; for some hours cannon balls flew over the city and the mission. The gentry of the city were "frightened to death," as they would say, and fled in a most ungenteel manner to the hospital and foreign homes, where the non-Chris tians insisted that "luck" resided. You remember, too, how wonderfully our homes were protected, though a bomb burst and set fire to a straw hut not a hundred yards from the girls' school. To make a long story short, the local official and leading man of the city asked Dr. Worth and Mr. Moffett to go with them on a peace commission to a neighboring city, and they were largely instrumental in bringing about a peaceful and harm less termination to what might have proven a most disastrous battle. This, then, was the chief reason, as we believe, for the great feast given last Friday evening; the greatest ever given here, I suppose. Dr. Worth's best friend, Mr. Tsang Tsz-shan, and the city official were the chief movers in getting up this thing, and it was thoroughly representative of the feel ing of the city, as delegates from every class ? teachers, business men, etc. ? were asked to act as hosts and hostesses to us foreigners, who were all invited and treated with utmost honor. The banquet was given in the most beautiful home in Kiangyin, a house consisting largely of sun parlors sur rounding one of those grotto gardens and lakes, for which China is famous. The gentlemen were served in one of these solariums and the ladies in an other. I should like to give you a de tailed description of the entire even ing; of how we went in chairs, were received in state at the front door, under two great American and Chinese flags, of the various ladies of the city, who acted as our hostesses, of the forty courses that made up our banquet, yes, and the cost of the en tire feast, for we were told it all, by our friends ? the whole city knew every detail ? but time fails. I must leave a little space for the great re ception given in Dr. Worth's honor the next day. Of course the hospital staff was not to be outdone In honoring their chief, so on Saturday afternoon an enter tainment, consisting of a lengthy pro gram and light refreshments, was given in the chapel, to almost the en tire countryside. The walls were decorated by the numerous presents that had been sent to Dr. Worth; hand paintings, red satin scrools, ten by five feet, bearing the character for long life, In guilt, etc. The most Interesting gifts, however, were two sets of framed scrolls, writ ten In black characters on guilt paper, one of these sets gave the history of Kiangyin station from ^ie beginning, and the other recounted the incidents of the trouble last summer. T^ate, as usual, the program began, with a fearful and wonderful blast from the boys' school band; this was followed by at least thirty numbers, consisting of songs, piano solos, Chinese instrumental selections and speeches. The best speech was made by Dr. Worth's friend, Mr. Tsang, during which he presented Dr. Worth with an empty medicine bottle. In the form of a handsomely bound subscription book, saying that In his numerous talks with Dr. Worth he had found him sick for the lack of room tor all the patients that come to the hospital. As a remedy for this ailment, he sug gested that all the wealthy patients who might, in the course of time, find relief in the hospital, should put some pills into this empty bottle; that the public had given Dr. Worth one thous and pills (the gentry of the city pre sented the hospital with one thousand Mexican dollars as a Christmas pres ent), but that he was not yet relieved. But the climax of the afternoon was reached when Dr. and Mrs. Worth were requested to step to the platform to receive the formal bows of repre sentatives from the gentry of the city and of the hospital staff. First the "Yatti" came and then the doctors and nurses. This afternoon reception was followed by a dinner given to all con nected with the hospital, and the tired Worths did not get home until ten o'clock that nigl^t, exhausted in body but rejoicing in the good will of their friends. * Your society correspondent, Anna Murdock Sykes, Jr. Kiengyin, China. The Woman's Auxiliary of the Pres bytery of Atlanta held its tenth annual meeting in the Pryor Street church, Atlanta, May 7th, 8th and 9th, with an attendance of eighty delegates and officers. The six sessions were devoted to discussions of the Church benefi cences; reports from the secretaries of causes of the work done by the so cieties and plans for future work; In spirational addresses and devotional services. The theme of the meeting was "Re ligion in the Home," and the text, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord," was the spirit which ran through every address and exhor tation. The Foreign Mission message was brought by Miss Elda M. Fair, of Luebo, Africa, and what she told of how the lives of those children of the Dark Continent are changed and up lifted by the gospel makes us see the good of giving Christianity to a savage first and then civilization, rather than civilization first and letting the Chris tianity take care of -itself. The delegates felt that they could not express their appreciation of the hospitality and Christian fellowship of the ladles of the Pryor Street church and their beloved pastor, Rev. J. E. Hemphill. A REMINDER. If your society has no secretary of literature, won't you have one elected this year? Societies cannot grow without food any more than people can! The secretary of literature rep resents the commissary department of the work and rich, spicy, nourishing food will await your members under her direction. Relieve your over worked president by electing a secre tary of literature at your next meet ing. H. P. Winsborough. 7 A MESSAGE TO WOMEN OF VIR GINIA. H&ve you seen "The Work to Date," by Dr. Smith? A complete in ventory of our business. I will be glad to send you as many copies as you can get your church members to read. Write me. Let's try to get the men to read this. Carrie Lee Campbell, Synodical Secretary Foreign Missions, 319 West Grace Street, Richmond, Va. I'urls Prrahyterial Auxiliary: Thin organization met at Greenville, April 18-20, in the fifteenth annual meeting. There was. a splendid representation of the organizations of the district, only two societies not being repre sented. A most Interesting program was rendered, many who attended saying that it was the best meeting held for a long time. Mrs. C. G. Dulnig, of San Antonio, President of the Texas Synodical Auxiliary, was present and made a stirring address. Mrs. Virginia Staples, of Kerrville, was also present, and conducted the "quiet hours" with soul-searching de votional readings and talks. Splendid papers were given by various ladies, and altogether a most profitable meeting resulted. The following of ficers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. W. W. Sher rill, of Commerce; vice-president, Mrs. Milton Lothrop, of Marshall; sec retary, Mrs. C. F. Collins, of Paris; treasurer. Miss Lena Muller, of Tex arkana; secretary of Foreign Mis sions. Mrs. Frank Culp, of Kllgore; secretary Assembly's Home Missions, Mrs. Bryant Beaird, of Tyler; secre tary of Synodical, Presbyterial and Congregational Home Missions, Mrs. H. J. Barron, of Commerce; secre tary Christian Education & Ministerial Relief, Miss Mattie W. Carr, of Green ville; secretary of Young Peoples' Work and Sabbath School Extension, Mrs. J. W. Smiley, of Tyler; secre tary of Literature, Mrs. W. L. Hick man, of Texarkana. Adjourned to meet in Marshall next spring. Mrs. T. O. Perrin, Retiring Secretary. THE PRAYER MEETING MISSIONS. By Rev. R. T. Fulton, D. D. Week beginning June 3, 1917. Isa. 2:2-4; Zech. 2:1-6. These passages were designed to hearten God's people. Isaiah lived at a time shortly preceding the captivity. He had to tell his nation of that im pending punishment for their apos tacy. Yet he was able to assure the remnant of true believers of the cer tainty of Christ's kingdom and its en largement. "The mountain of the Lord's house shall be established and all nations shall flow into it." Zechariah was raised up by Je hovah to speak to His people at the time of their return from the cap tivity. The splendor of their kings and the glory of their city were gone. The prospects i;or the Churjch ap peared slender. She seemed to be declining and giving way before the encroachments of the world and the kingdom of darknesB. The prophet saw a vision of the Saviour, the God man, proceeding with a measuring line to measure the Holy City with a view to enlarging her bounds. By this the little company of believers was to understand that the Head of the Church was just preparing to enter upon an advance movement for His kingdom. Surely this Scripture should come to us today with new force, in view of the great world struggle. It is a time when the Church should not forget her duty, that of evangelizing the world. The Church of iRalah's day declined because it became formal and compromising. It forgot that God is Spirit and, therefore, requires spir itual worship. It forgot that Christ's kingdom is not of this world. While this article is being written the call of our country is being Issued. Pa triotic addresses and demonstrations are in evidence. Now let us hear from the soldiers of the Cross. Who is on the Lord's side? If it* is heroism to fight and die in Flanders, how 'about those that sit in darkness at home, in Africa, and the isles of the sea. Who does not desire universal peace? We have heard many sugges tions as to how such may be brought about ? big army and navy, Parlia ment of Nations, etc. Isaiah dealt with the question. He said the time would come when nations would aban don war, turn their weapons into pro ductive implements, and would even forget how to conduct war. The world has not yet realized this state, but has beeti approaching it since Isaiah's day. Joel (3:10), reminds us that while for some time plowshares will be beaten into swords and pruning hooks into spears, God will establish love and peace finally. We are to ex pect it then, for the word of the Lord has gone forth. But we must not lose sight of the condition upon which this state if affairs Is dependent. "He will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his path, and he shall judge (or arbitrate), among the nations." Thin is no time for us to lose faith in God's word as the sword of the Spirit. We are not to abandon it as the instru ment in our hauds for winning the world to Christ. Formalism is as impotent today as in the time of Isa iah, or of Paul, or of Luther. Let the Church at home be deeply spiritual, exalting the word in pulpit and in pew. In Sabbath school and in the home. Let everyone tell of him through whom "mercy and truth are met to gether; righteousness and peace have kissed." Then shall "truth spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven." We, as American citizens, are vi tally interested In the outcome of the present international war. But as subjects of King Jesus we should be more concerned about the progress of his kingdom, remembering that "the weapons of our warfare are not car nal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds," in which sin entranches itself. Congress has passed the conscription bill and many young men will readily respond to duty. But Paul tells (I Cor. 9: 17) us that the Captain of our salva tion has levied conscription upon us and there is no discharge in this war. Andrew Melville reminded his sov ereign that there were two kings in Scotland, King James and King Je sus. When the Southern Presbyterian Church was organized, though war was being waged at her very doors, yet her first concern was for the ex tension of Christ's kingdom on earth. Let her be sure that this is still her chief business. S. P. U. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL JK8U8 CRUCIFIED. June 10, 1917. John 19:16-30. Golden Text. ? "Christ died for our sins." ? 1 Cor. 15:3. In the study of this lesson we may well do as Moses did as he approached the burning bush, and take off our shoes from our feet, for this is holy ground. The mock trial is over. The Roman soldiers have satisfied the demand of their barbarous natures for pleasure Ifrought about by cruelty. They have scourged Jesus, the prisoner, to their hearts content. They have mocked him and buffeted him. The multitude outside the judgment hall has waited impatiently to -Bee the victim of their envy and hatred brought out to h? led away to the place of execution. We can imagine something of the ex citement of that mob as Jesus is brought out by the soldiers, and of how they would jeer at him and mock him. "He bearing his cross." The pris oner had to bear ills cross to the place of execution at g bpdge of 4U?race.