farewells and adieus are unknown.
We submit to the Master's will, say
ing. 'Not ours, but thine be done.
What thou doest we know not now,
but we shall know hereafter.' "
Left alone in that far-off land, in
stead of becoming discouraged, as
might have been expected, Sheppard
seemed to have been inspired with an
almost superhuman courage and wis
The account of his trip into the
forbidden country of the Bakuba peo
ple, into which he went at the risk of
his life, and the royal reception which
was finally hccorded him, reads al
most like one of Jules Verne's sto
ries. It has probably no equal in all
missionary experience. This story
alone is worth far more than the cost
of the book.
A WONDERFUL OFFER.
This year the Missionary Societies
anil the Mission Study Classes are
studying Africa. They are exceed
ingly fortunate in being able to get
two new fresh books of a high order
on the Dark Continent. They are
"Presbyterian Pioneers in Congo," 50
c?nts (reviewed on this page); "The
Lure of Africa," 60 cents (to be re
viewed next week).
Y'our Chance. ? Secure a new sub
scriber to the Presbyterian of the
South, yourself or someone else, and
send us $2.00, just the price of the
paper, and we will send you the paper
and both books, without any addi
tional charge. They will be sent to
the same or different addresses as
ordered. This offer is not to apply to
renewals. The books may be ordered
separately at the prices given, with 7
cents each added for postage.
Miss C. L. Campbell.
It is not worth while to waste much
time in defending or advocating
Prayer. Experiment makes argument
needless. ? A. T. Pierson.
A Missionary Alphabet.
"Ask of me, and I will give thee the
heathen for thine inheritance, and
the uttermost parts of the earth for
thy possession." (Ps. 2:8.)
?'Blessed be his glorious name for
ever; and let the whole earth be
filled with his glory." (Ps. 72:
"Confounded be all they that serve
graven images, that boast them
selves of idols; worship him (the
Lord) all ye gods." (Ps. 97*7.)
"Declare his glory among the heath
en, his wonders among all people."
"Every knee shall bow to me, and
every tongue shall confess to God,
as I live, saith the Lord." (Rom.
"For from the rising of the sun, even
unto the going down of the same,
my name shall be great among the
Gentiles; and in every place incense
shall be offered unto my name, and
a pure offering; for my name shall
be great among the heathen, saith
the Lord, of hosts." (Mai. 1:11.)
"Go ye therefore, and teach all na
tions, baptizing them in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost." (Matt. 28:19.)
"Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from
the land of the north, saith the
Lord: for I have spread you abroad
as the four winds of the heaven."
"I was an hungered, and ye gave me
meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me
drink; I was a stranger, and ye
took me in." (Matt. 25:35.)
"Jesus said unto him, . . . The
Son of man is come to seek and to
sa ve that which was lost." (Luke
"Know the Lord: for all shall know
me, from the least to the greatest."
"Let him know that he which con
verteth the sinner from the error of
his way shall save a soul from death
and shall hide a multitude of sins."
"Make straight the way of the Lord."
"Now we exhort you, brethren, warn
them that are unruly, comfort the
feeble-minded, support the weak,
be patient toward all men." ( 1
"Other sheep I have, which are not of
this fold, them also I must bring,
and they shall hear my voice; and
there shall be one fold, and one
shepherd." (John 10:16.)
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the
harvest, that he will send forth la
borers into his harvest." (Matt.
"Quit ye like men, be strong: watch
ye, stand fast in the faith." (1 Cor.
"Repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in his name
among all nations, beginning at
Jerusalem." (Luke 24:47.)
"Say among the heathen that the
Lord reigneth: ... he shall
judge the people righteously." Ps.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his
promise, as some men count slack
ness; but is long-suffering to us
ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to
repentance." (2 Peter 3:9.)
"Unto me ... is this grace given,
that I should preach among the
Gentiles the unsearchable riches of
Christ." (Eph. 3:8.)
"Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as
ye have done it unto one of the
least one of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me." (Matt.
"Woe unto them that are at ease in
Zion." (Amos 6:1.)
"Ye shall be witnesses unto me, both
in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and
in Samaria, and unto the uttermost
part of the earth." (Acts 1:8.)
"Zion, that bringest good tidings, get
thee up into the high mountain; . . .
lift up thy voice with strength; lift
it up, be not afraid; say unto the
cities: Behold your God." (Isaiah
? From the Missionary Voice.
For older people, have these verses
read from different parts of the floor,
as the leader calls the letter of- the
alphabet; for younger people, have
each come forward bearing the letter
cut large in cardboard, all standing in
line till the whole is completed.
This alphabet can be had from the
Nashville Foreign Mission office.
MISSIONS IN SUNDAY-SCHOOL.
Have seven pupils, bearing the flags
of each of our Beven mission fields,
come forward and give the number of
converts in his country, as follows:
Africa, 15,674; Brazil, 4,842; China,
4,247; Cuba, 752; Japan, 3,506; Ko
rea, 7,874; Mexico, 1,274.
Have someone write on the black
board "Southern Presbyterians in,"
then add the names and numbers as
called and sum up t >e total In the
presence of the school.
And suppose you have this on the
blackboard for several weeks.
A MESSAGE TO WOMEN OF V1K
A splendid consignment of litera
ture from Nashville makes possible
the offer to send you live leaflets to
mail to your members off on a vaca
tion ? just short, readable ones ? and
some rainy day they will be welcomed
reading. You have no postage ac
count, did you say?
That's bad; but try to get a dollar,
or less, from somewhere, just for this
investment, and watch for visible
dividends next winter. Write me
what to send.
Carrie Lee Campbell,
Syn. Sec. For. Missions,
WOMAN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Just beyond the Alba Hotel, in a
clump of laurel and rhododendron, is
located the beautiful little Woman's
Building, daintily furnished with rugs
and net curtains in keeping with the
artistic rustic furniture. The little
brook rippling beside the porch makes
music all the day.
Independence Day dawned clear
and bright at Montreat this year and
at nine o'clock sixteen members of
the Woman's Auxiliary Council gath
ered in their own building for four
full days of conference together.
The absence of Mrs. Ernest Thomp
son of West Virginia, and of Mrs. J.
B. Nunn, of Arkansas, was noted with
regret, and Mrs. Frank Lane, of Mis
souri, was represented by her proxy,
Miss Regina Lustgarten gave prac
tical and helpful Bible studies the first
thing each morning, beginning with
"The Value of Purpose," and conclud
ing on Saturday with helpful direc
tions for "Walking In Unity."
Mrs. Chris. G. Dullnig, of Texas,
presided at all the meetings, and It
was our privilege to have with us
during the meeting Dr. H. H. Sweets,
Dr. S. L. Morris, Mr. R. E. Magill and
Dr. Egbert Smith, of the Supervisory
Committee. Dr. S. H. Chester, Dr.
Homer McMillan, Dr. Megginson, Dr.
Walkup, Mr. George Davis and Mr.
Charles M. Alexander also came at
different times to counsel with ua.
The reports of offiecrs of the W.
A. C. were brief and to the point. Our
superintendent was present at all
meetings and gave aid and advice, as
well as a full and comprehensive re
port of work accomplished, and plans
for the future.
The reports of standing committees
showed careful consideration and
were received and acted upon accord
ing to their merits.
Several letters and telegrams were
received from absentees and former
members, and these were acknowl
edged by a special committee on com
Thursday afternoon, from 5 to 6,
a- delightfully informal reception w*as
given by the W. A. C. to the dele
gates to the Young People's Confer
ence in honor of the missionaries on
The reports from Synodicals, by re
quest of the chairman, were confined
to brief statements as to the greatest
advance, and the greatest need of
After much discussion and careful
consideration, it was unanimously de
cided to name our exquisite little
building in honor of our beloved su
perintendent, "The Winsborough
The many knotty problems which
filled the Question Box were expedi
tiously untangled by Mrs. Winsbor
ough, after which the election of of
fleers for the ensuing year resulted as
Chairman, Mrs. S. D. Walton, of
Vice-Chairman, Mrs. JameB W.
Bruce, of Alabama.
Secretary, Mrs. G. T. Ralls, Okla
Invitations for the VV. A. C. to meet
in Lexington, Ky., and in Charles
ton, W. Va., were appreciated and
declined with thanks, as the majority
considered Montreat the best meeting
place for 1918.
Monday afternoon, July 9th, the
c\^ing session was held when the re
tirtVig chairman graciously passed the
gavel to the newly elected chairman.
Mrs. Walton accepted with a few re
marks, and instead of a Scripture
motto for the ensuing year, gave us
the following verse to stimulate and
"God broke our years into hours and
That hour by hour and day by day.
By going just a little way
We might be able all along
To keep quite strong.
Should all the weight of life
Be laid upon our shoulders.
And the future rife with care and
Meet us face to face
In just one place
We could not go ? our faith would
And so, God lays a little on us every
And never, I believe, in all the way
Will trials press so deep,
Or pathways lie so threatening and so
But we can go, for by God's power
We only bear the burden of the hour."
The standing committees for the
year were appointed as follows:
Chairman's Committee: Mrs. Wal
ton, Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Ralls.
Montreat Program: Mrs. W. C.
Winsborough, Mrs. S. D. Walton.
Young People's Work: Mrs. W. B.
Ramsey, Mrs Archibald Davis, Mrs.
Andrew Bramlett, Mrs. W. S. Payne.
Organization: Mrs. C. G. Dullnig,
Mrs. H. M. Sydenstrlcker, Mrs. Ernest
Thompson, Mrs. D. A. McMillan, Miss
Synodical Efficiency: Mrs. Wm. M.
Charlton, Mrs. Prank W. Lane, Mrs.
Walter McCoy, Mrs. J. B. Nunn, Miss .
After supper Monday afternoon
Mrs. Walton was delegated to bring
the superintendent to the Winsbor
ough Building, where all the mem
bers of the W. A. C. had gathered
on the porch, and in a few fitting
words on behalf of the former and
present members of the body, Mrs.
Archibald Davis presented to Mrs.
Winsborough a dainty wrist watch,
this being the close of five strenuous
years of pioneer work.
Mrs. Wm. M. Charlton.
THE PRAYER MEETING
HELPING ONE ANOTHER.
By Rev. R. F. Campbell, D. D.
Week Beginning Aug. 6, 1917.
The letter to the Philippians, writ
ten from the prison at Rome, is The
Epistle of Joy. The words "joy" and
"rejoice" occur no less than eighteen
times in these four short chapters.
The apostle rejoices in the memories
of the past, in the circumstances of
the present, and in the prospects of
the future. The keynote of the epistle
Is found in verse 10 of this chapter:
"I rejoice in the Lord greatly."
(Contnued on page 10.)
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