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"Since uBing 'More Eggs' I get 40 to 50 eggs a day Instead of 8 or 9," writes A. P. VVoodard, of St. Cloud, Fla. This scientific tonic has made big egg profits for thousands of poultry raisers all over the United States. Get ready now and make big profits out of your hens this winter. A $1.00 package will double the egg production and a million dollar bank guarantees to refund your money if you are not entirely satisfied. Send $1.00 now to E. J. Reefer, the poul try expert, 6671 Reefer Bldg., Kan pas City, Mo., or send $2.25 and get three regular $1.00 packages on spe cial discount for a full season's sup ply. Or write for his valuable free book that tells the experiences of a man who has made a fortune out of poultry. rRAINIVn FOR SOCIAL RRttVICB AND Puni.IC HEALTH WORK. The School of Social Work and Pub lic Health of Richmond offers courses preparing: for positions as probation of ficers and juvenile court workers, pro tective workers with girls, health visi tors, recreation, playground and Indus trial welfare workers, Red CroBS Home Service, travelers' aid, charity organiza tion, "church and religious social work ers, public health nurses, etc. Desirable positions at salaries of $75 to $100 per month to begin with assured after graduation. Second semester of four months opens February 3d. For further Information write Henry H. Hlbbs, Jr., Director, 1112 Capitol St., Richmond, Va. Mary Baldwin Seminary FOR YOUNG LADIES Established In 1842 Term begin* September 12, 1918. Located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Unsur passed climate, handsome building*, and modern appointments. Students past ses sion from thirty-one States. Courses; Collegiate three years; preparatory four years, with certificate privileges. Music, Art, Expression, and Domestic Soienee. Small classes and thorough work. Send for catalogue. MARIANNA P. HIGG1NS, Principal, Staunton, Vs. SAVE To buy WAR SAVINGS STAMPS. To buy LIBERTY BONDS. To oon tribute to the RED CROSS, T. M. O. A. and other war relief organisations. To provide for unavoidable delays in allot ments if you expect to be in the army. To provide for increased cost of living and all oonti agencies, AND BECAUSE IT IS THE DUTY OF EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD. National Slate and City Bank Richmond, Va. 1111 East Main S tract WM. H. PALMER, President. JULIEN H. HILL, Vioe-Pree. and Cashier. J. W. SINTON, Vice-President. R. E. CUNNINGHAM, Assistant Cashier. WM. 8. RYLAND, Assistant Cashier. JE88E P. WOOD, Manager Savings Dept. Correspondence Cordially Invited A good old French^proverb tells us, "It is only the first step that costs." The first step into the Savings Department of this Bank will cost you exactly $1, and on that dollar and every, other dollar which you take steps to deposit in the Savings Department 3 per cent, interest will be paid. The first, of the year is a good time to take steps in the right direction, and that direction leads straight to The American National Bank OF RICHMOND, VA. ment sacrifice was an offering. In it, as in other offerings and tlth.es, the people were taught that every man shall give as he is able. Mary, be cause she was poor, could bring ac ceptably a pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons; but Solomon, in his wealth, must needs offer as a sacri fice 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. The tithe is the minimum, the debt, but in order that the offering may be sacrificial, more is required of those who have riches. From the war work we are learn ing how to give greatly. With the tithe as a minimum, it will be easy to raise in three years twelve million dollars for beneficence. THE FIRST YEAR OF ORGANIZED MEDICAL WORK AT LUSAMBO STATION. Ever since the founding of Lu sambo Station in 1913 a dispensary has been carried on by the lay mis sionaries as best they could. This was an open air affair consisting of a small open shed with a three by five feet mud enclosure in one corner to store the drugs. The treatments were done In the open air or under the shed, and consisted mainly in the washing of ulcers, giving of sulphur in skin diseases, and other drugs for minor ailments. Real tribute is due to these workers for laying the foun dations of a future medical work of large proportions. At that time the attendance was about thirty a day, and the contributions were very small. In March, 1917, for the first time in its history, a doctor and his wife were added to the personnel of the station, making in all two couples. For about five months the work was done under most trying circum stances. For three months the car penter and the doctors worked side by side in the same shed, the former with his bench and material taking up most of the room available. Most treatment and examination were done in the open, and a small house some distance away was used for special cases. Of course it wad impossible to do any constructive work; besides this there was not, nor Is there now, a nurse to help. In spite of this the attendance doubled in a very short time, and serious cases began to come in more frequently. You can imag ine the obstacles and the discourage ments we met with every day. But we did not intend to leave things this way very long. Under the skill ful and consecrated hands of Mr. Hill house, and the faithful help of Mr. Bedinger and the workmen, a nice mud pharmacy thirty by sixteen feet went up, consisting of three rooms; the two smaller ones were for the dispensary and laboratory work, and the third larger one was to be used later as an operating-room. A large ten-foot veranda surrounded three sides of the building. A grass roof, a mud floor, with mats, and nice whitewashed walls of mud ? there you have our new pharmacy. It was far from ideals and needs, yet a real joy after what had gone before. Here the work really grew rapidly, and finally became organized, the etaff consisting of the doctor, two native helpers, together with an evangelist. The attendance of the first twelve months was 17,746. On some days the clinic ran to above a hundred. The work begins every morning with a short talk and prayer either by the evangelist, the elder, pastor, doctor or other missionary. Those patients that have real sicknesses are all re corded on our files, each patient hav ing a number of his own; an attempt is also made to give every patient a personal message about our Saviour. Moat of these patients come from the Executor, Administrator, T rustee in the administration of ail Trusts the sernoe of this Company is prompt, efficient and complete. Careful attention is paid to every detail and large assets afford ample security for Trust Funds. Write for our booklet on Will*. RICHMOND TRUST Capital AND SAVINGS CO. Main St. 7.1 $1,000,000 Corner lUl surrounding villages, there bring about sixty thousand natives in and around this important State center. But many come from a long way off, as far as two or three days' journey; some have come a distance of one hundred and seventy-flve miles. They all come the only way there is to come ? by foot. About two-thirds of these patients are Baluba, of the spe cial tribe among whom we are now mostly working, but there also come a large number of Basonge (among whom we have no established work), the Baakuba (among whom we are working at Bulape), and the Batetele (among whom the Methodists are working east of here) Besides these, there have also come individuals from the Bangala, Angola, Arabs, Portuguese, Belgians, etc. Most of these know the Buluba tongue, or at least a corruption of it. Only one out of every thirteen persons was a Christian, and every twelfth person was a Roman Catho lic. Most of those that come are the dupes of deop-rooted superstition, ig norance and the native witch doctor or medicine quack; they know noth ing of Ood as a Qod of love, but He is only the far off "Nvidi Makulu" whom they say they (of course) wor ship, but are lying when they say it. We have a basket half filled with charms that we have been able to take off the people by showing them the folly of believing in the strength of charms tied to the body in various ways; of course we never take them off by force. In fplte of no housing facilities. ex cept four small native houses during the last six months of the year, forty four patients were housed, fed and cared for during the year; about half of these were operative cases. In the year there came to us four hundred and eighty cases with ulcers; these were often so large that one despaired of healing them or of saving the limb. The number of diseases is legion, and I will mention only a few: Pneu monla, tuberculosis, leprosy, yaws, elephantiasis, sleeping sickness, mala ria, dysentery, dropsy, hookworm, round worm, scabies, rfuptures, tu mors, ulcers, eye and ear diseases and many others. Of these infections hookworm is one of the most preva lent, and causes many deaths direct ly and indirectly. To mention one other, sleeping sickness is also a dread taker of life. It is a joy to know that these very two diseases we are in a way able to meet and over come by medication. But one of the greatest joys was that Mr. Hillhouse was able to put down a brick and cement floor in the operating-riom. It is hard to imag ine a real operating-room with dusty mats on more dusty floor and with straw and dirt continually dropping from above. On December 4, 1917, a big sheet was spread above the operating table, and with the prayer that the Lord might bless us in this first major operation on this station, we began, and found that it could be done. Since then nine difficult cases have been successfully done. Includ ing the minor operations, thirty-four (Continued on page 14.) BUREAU OP MINISTERIAL. SUPPLY, Synod of Virginia, offers its services to any church seek ing a pastor, and to any minister seeking a pastorate. All correspond ence strictly confidential. Write Rev. P. C. 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