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(Oontlm??d from T) Jackson and who were from Allen dale, S. C. Tliey belonged to a ma chine gun squad and are in the trenches not far away. I reminded them that theirs is a branch of ser vice in which they couid not give the enemy many pointers. They laughed and said: * I f them fellows come our way, we will show 'em a few things.* "Well, here is where I stop. God bless you in your life and work." Dr. Lingle is a member of the faculty of Davidson College. ( ONFKKKNCK OK <X>IA>KKI> WOMKN. The Third Annual Conference of Colored Women will convene in the auditorium of Stillman Institute, Tus caloosa, Ala., Saturday night, Septem ber 21st, under the direction of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Southern Presbyterian Church. A "get acquainted" meeting is al ways the opening session of this con ference, at which time the members of the Salem Presbyterian church, Tuscaloosa, extend a welcome to the newly arrived delegates. On Sunday morning the annual sermon will be preached at the Salem Presbyterian church, and each morning, noon and night during the following week in spiring and helpful addresses will be given and conferences and classes will be conducted. The Bible will, as usual, be given first place among text-books, and helpful and inspiring lessons on the "Book of Books" will be on the pro gram each morning. A class in community service will discuss plans for promoting better ways of living in each home commu nity, while a trained leader will con duct a series of discussions on Chris tian living in the home, the school, the church and the community. A prominent church worker of Alabama will give instructions on simple meth ods of conducting a meeting accord ing to Parliamentary law, and a pe riod each day will be devoted to a discussion of the problems of the del egates in their own local churches. A State worker among the colored women of Alabama will be present to teach Government methods of pre serving fruits and vegetables and will give lessons on simple dietetics. It is expected that the delegates will take part in the practical demonstration of these methods and actual'y pre pare and can fruits and vegetables for the xise of Stillman Institute. A trained nurse will give talks on the rudiments of good nursing as ex emplified in the caring for the sick and helpless in the homes. A '.rained playground teacher will again conduct a play period each afternoon 011 the campus and also present the subject of supervised and organized p'ay to the delegates. Each afternoon there will be a ves per service under the beautiful trees, and at night inspirational addresses will be given at Salem Presbyterian church. At least one patriotic ser vice will be held, at which time pa triotic addresses and music will be rendered. The music will be one of the leading features and missionaries from Korea and other foreign lands will add the inspiration of their pres ence. The Cost. The cost of board and room for the period of the conference will be $6. In addition to this each delegate should have %'i or $3 for incidental! expenses. This amount added to the necessary railroad fare will cover the cost of attending the conference. Delegates are expected to take care of their own rooms in the dormitory and to take turn in serving the meals to the delegates in the dining-room. The delegates are requested to bring their own towels with them. While the bringing of small chil dren by the mothers is not strictly forbidden, it is rarely possible for the mother to receive much benefit from the conference if she is burdened with the care of little children. Indications point to the largest and most representative attendance we have ever had. The white mission ary societies of our Church are rapid ly awakening to the necessity of hav ing trained leaders among the colored people of their communities to teach Christian living by precept and exam ple to their own people. Such so cieties are selecting a colored woman of possible leadership and sending her to this conference for the training that will make her a vital factor in the uplift of her people and will en able her to intelligently set in motion plans for bettering the moral and phy sical surroundings of her race. We know of no better way to in vest missionary money than to send the right woman for this training and then help her to put into practice, on her return, the practical things which she has learned at the confer ence. THE WOMEN'S ARMY. While we were drafting and train ing our army of men for service abroad, an army of women has been quietly recruited, not only to take the places of some of the men who had gone, but to make up the reinforce ments that were needed back of the lines. Curiously enough, when the National Army was one million five hundred thousand strong, that same number of girls and women were al ready busy In war Industries. And as one army grows, so does the other. For every man in khaki there is a woman in industry. The Ordnance Department Woman's Committee, under Miss Mary Van Kleeck, has given to the Y. W. C. A. the task of providing recreation and the elements of real community life for the girls now working in the big munition cantonments. Industrial hostess houses, modeled after the plan of the familiar cantonment hostess house, with a cafeteria, comfortable living room and rest rooms, are in cluded in the government plans, and administered by young Y. W. C. A. secretaries. The Government is bound that we will solve the problems of maintaining the morale of our wom en's army before they arise. The War Service Clubs' military drills, games, parties and hikes, encouraged by the Y. W. C. A., are a distinct contribution to the labor situation of the country. This Is the pledge that the mem bers of the Industrial Service Clubs take: "It is my desire to serve to the best of my capacity in the ranks of the Women's Industrial Army, a 'sec ond line of defense.' I pledge my loyalty to my country, and I pledge to express that loyalty by promoting In every possible way the spirit of Bervlce and good will in m work and community." r* - ? vn THE PRAYER MEETING THR PROMISE UNTO CHILDREN'S CHHiDREN. Week Beginning Sept. 8, 1918. Ezek. 37:25-28; Ps. 103:17. One of the glorious things about the Christian religion is that chil dren are included in its privileges and in all of its precious promises. This is not true of false religions In these man-made schemes of reli gion children are not considered of enough value to be provided for. With them religion is for grown people. A native of Egypt came to this country to live. A Christian asked him what was his religion, and when he told him he asked what his reli gion taught. He said that he did not know, as he was only twenty-five years old when ho left home, and no one was taught his religion, which was secret, until he was thirty years of age. In all of God's covenants the chil dren aro included. When He made His covenant with Abraham it was for him and his children. And in all the renewals of the covenant the chil dren are included. So in the gospel message they are not forgotten: "Be lieve in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved and thy house." But we should not overlook the fact that our children's part in the blessings of the covenant depends largely upon us. God chose Abra ham with whom to make the cove nant, because He said He knew that he would command his children after him (Gen. 18:19). In the Second Commandment this truth is brought out very clearly. God says that the consequences of sin will be felt by children even to the third and fourth generation. But be says also that His mercy will be shown to thousands of generations of those that keep His commandments. This makes it exceedingly Impor tant that we who are parents should do our part faithfully. We should be careful that our hearts are right with God and that our lives are such that they will exert a proper influ ence upon our children. Then we should uso our utmost diligence to train our children so that they shall be fitted for the blessings of God's covenant. Presbyterian parents, when they have their children baptized, promise to train them in the nurture and ad monition of the Lord, to teach them the Bible and the catechism, and to pray with and for them. The parent who carries out this program with a heart full of love to God, and full of loving yearning for the salvation of the child, need have very little fear. Faith in God, love for God and the child and work for and with the child make a combination that will lay a claim upon God's promises that He will not igffttre. Those who are not parents have privileges and responsibilities for the training of children. Every Christian is watched by every child that knows him, and the child Judges of life and character much more wisely than fs sometimes supposed. Some people talk in the presence of children as though they did not hear or did not understand what is being said. But a child soon learns to know and un derstand practically everything that is said by those about him. Every Christian can by gentleness and kindness win children to him, and this gives him a wonderful ad vantage In winning them for Christ. Children whose parents are faithful Christians can be greatly helped by others. And then there are multi tudes of others who receive little or no religious training in the home. Tn this case the help must be given the child by some one else. But if the parents' work is done by another, that other will receive the parents' reward. What a comfort it is to have God say concerning our children: "I will be their God, and they shall be my people." If we and our children are all God's people, then we are His for ever, and throughout all eternity there shall be no separation. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL WINNING THK WORLD 'IX) CHRIST. September 15, 1918. Matt. 5:13-16; 28:18-20; Acts 16:6 15; Neh. 1:1-11. GOLDEN TEXT: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gos|M?l to every creature ? Mark 16:15. Devotional Heading: Phil. 2:5-16. Additional Material for Teachers: Num. 10:29; Ps. 96:3; Isa. 6:8; Dan. 12:3; Luke 22:32; Rom. 1:14; Phil. 2:4-16; Jas. 5:19, 20. Primary and Junior Topic Helping Others to Know Jesus. L?esson Material: John 4:4-15, 25 42. Primary and Junior Story Material: John 4:4-15, 25-42. Intermediate, Senior and Adult Topic: How Christians Can Better Their Community, Nation and the World. Additional Material: Ps. 51:13; Isa. 62:1, 6, 7; Mark 16:20; 1 Cor. 9:22; Gal. 6:9; Col. 4:5; Rev. 22:17. Our Golden Text gives us Christ's great commission to carry the gospel to all the world. This is repeated in the verses, Matt. 28:19, 20. In Acts 16:9-10 we have the call from the heathen world to Paul to come to it under this commission. The call does not come to us in just the same way, but it comes just as really every time we think of the need of those out of Christ. In verses 11-15 of this pas sage we have an illustration of how the gospel will be received by those to whom it is carried. In the first passage of our lesson the Saviour gives a description of the character of those who can success fully carry the gospel to those who are without and so aid in winning the world for him. He says that Christians are "the salt of the earth." Salt is used for several purposes. It will aid in pre serving certain kinds of food when mixed with them. But a more com mon and -more valuable use of salt is to make food pleasant to our taste and make it wholesome. Christian people in the world no doubt have saved it from destruction. God said he would save even wicked Sodom, if ten righteous people could be found in it. A young man who was a fire in surance agent was talking to a Chris tian man, and said that he dfd not believe in religion, that it was all foolishness. The Christian said to him: "Suppose all the churches in this city should be burned down and all the preachers should be driven out of town, that all the Bibles should be destroyed and the principles of the religion of Jesus Christ should be blotted out of the hearts of all the people, at what rate would you in sure my house?" The young man an swered frankly and honestly: "I would not insure it at 100 per cent, of the value of the policy, fo* I know that *in a few days I would have to pay it." The lives of Christian people ought to make the world, not only a com fortable place in which to live, but they ought to make it a place that is attractive to God, and one in which His kingdom will grow. The Saviour says the Bait may lose V