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CoaductMl by Miss Carrto I-e? Campbell PRAYER. Pray for a revival. Never has the world needed revival as it needs it today. If every church would re spond to the call to humiliation and prayer, there will be days of spirit ual refreshing ahead. ? The Chris tian Herald. HELPS ON "FIFTY YEARS IX CHINA." CHAPTER VI. Divide your class into two parts, and ask each to make out questions for a contest at the next meeting, each trying to find material for a question in this chapter whose an swer is obscure, so as to "catch the enemy." The questions all come into the hands of the leader, marked for side "One" or "Two"; and each side is given the examination made out by its opponent. Any one failing to an swer a question falls out of the con test, until one side is entirely exhaust ed. The side retaining contestants longest may be honored in some wav devised by the leader. Put on the blackboard names of all the women missionaries that are known to members of the class per sonally; and keep these in prayerful thought, having a special prayer for them at the close of this class ses sion. Page 165. Suppose you had been a pioneer missionary to China with youi husband, what customary pleasures and courtesies would have had to be omitted for the work's sake? Be sure to draw the pig and the roof, or show the real objects gotten up for the purpose; the most elabor ate telling will not be half so unfor 1 ? gettable as the crudest drawing of ob jects. What do you estimate that it would cost to furnish one of these simple abiding places which, by courtesy, are called homes, and which our lady mis sionaries find in their itinerating? Count up all the furnishings that you suppose fill up this house. Page 166. Literature Again. ? What magazines would you send the Chi nese women? Or what papers? Or what from your own library, if they could read English? Page 167. Chinese Music. ? Inter esting discoveries will be made if one of your number is appointed to find out all she can from ther encyclopedia about Chinese music. Page 167. Teaching Chinese to Sing. ? And our missionary friends tell us that one of their great difficulties with children is to teach them to play; they have little "play"' in them. It is true they have a few games, but they would be very tame to our Amer ican children. See "Children at* Play in Many Lands," by Katherine Stan ley Hall, 75c, from Missionary Educa tion Movement, New York. Page 168. Doubtless Many Possess Superior Talents. ? Refer to last year's Study Book, "Women Workers of the Orient," for outstanding women of China, who prove what a Chinese woman may become under the influ ence of the gospel. Page 169. Heart-rending Incident. ? Mrs. Woodbridge witnessed this, with others, at the Margaret William son Hol^ital, nt Shanghai. Page 170. Does Not Pay to Educate Daughter. ? One woman in a thousand can read. Illustrate this with a large card marked off into 100x100 small squares, making one thousand; make all these black except one, which is to represent the one woman who can read; leave this one white. Foot-Binding.? Write to the Mis sionary Education Movement, New York, for some account of Mrs. Ar chibald Little's monumental work for the women of China, and show again the four sizes of shoes, as suggested in a former chapter. Page 175. Influenced for Good or Evil.? A case for debate: How much good, and how much bad, has the white race carried to the yellow race? Page 177. These Heroic Women. In your own mind, equip a woman missionary for her field in China, giv ing her everything a loving heart and a clear mind can conceive, and note the real source of the supreme equip ment. They Traveled in Boats, Chairs, Walked or Rode.? A splendid oppor tunity to interest one of your younger members, or the daughter of one of your mothers. Ask her to make a 'picture poster, called "How We Travel: We Women." No other w6rds but these; but a crowded sheet of pictures found everywhere by the hunting-up committee? the more col ored pictures, the better. Page 177. Can you find on this page teaching, preaching, healing and some social efTort? a work four square? Page 180. Broadened the Vision. Use this demonstration on "Broaden ing horizons." Cut a half circle of cardboard, about two inches across, and write on it, "Discontent." This is to picture the cramped condition of your average Chinese woman, liv ing her empty life. Next, cut a circu lar band to fit around this, and write the words, "Yearning for Better Things"; on the next band write, "Seeing Others"; then "Hope"; then "Education"; next, "Abolition of Cramping Customs," and explain that this refers to the veil, foot-binding, plural marriages and the shut-in life. Let the next strip bear the words, "Social Intercourse"; the next circu lar band might be a little wider than the others, because it means more than all the oahers together. Coior this like a rainbow, and write on it the words, "Faith, Hope, Love. Christ; the Bible; Prayer." On the next, "Desire to Serve." Then, "Training for Service," and on the "last horizon" the words, "Saved and Serving." As these "horizons" are pinned on the blackboard*; tell some Incident that will illustrate each step in the life of one of our eastern sisters, as Christ comes into her life and broad ens her horizoD. Page 181. Mrs. Crocker, of San Francisco, said this to Mrs. Wood bridge: "And again, a Chinese woman, see ing some other women for the first time, said to a missionary, 'Those are Christians.* 'How do you know? You never saw them before.' 'I know from their happy faces.' " If you were a missionary and came before the Nashville committee, what would you ask them for, for your sta tion in China? If you were a Chinese woman and first heard the story of the gospe', what would you think? If you were a missionary and first told the story of the gospel, what would you te'l? The more you pray the less you will gossip. Prayer is a great cure for a loose tongue. THE MORNING MAIL. . "Your page is so full of important things for those of us who are trying to keep in the work. I trust more copies of the Presbyterian of the South will come into our Presbyterial. 1 will certainly do all I can to 'promote' it." ? Virginia. "We want to present Foreign Mis sions to our people in the form of a special program in Sunday school. Please advise me as to the course to pursue." ? North Carolina. I am mailing you special copies of the Presbyterian of the South, giving suggestions. Also write to Dr. J. I. Armstrong, Nashville, Tenn., asking for his latest programs; also for charts and leaflets, specially on Chosen, as that is the particular sub ject for this year in the Sunday schools. "Please send me 'Helps' on 'Fifty Years in China' for our Study Class." ? Arkansas. We happen to have one copy, which I am mailing you; but the surest way and the quickest is to write directly to the Foreign Mission office in Nash ville. "Mrs. was not dreaming of the homecoming of her sister until she received the radiograph off ship: 'I have nowhere to go, but will come first to you.' Mrs. has two rooms and three children, but says: 'I'll take her in gladly, even if we all have to sleep in the same bed.' This is another instance of the need of 'Mission Court.' " ? Kentucky. "Please send me a copy of the Study Book, Fifty Years in China." ? Missis sippi. We do not handle tnese, but are glad to order it for you from the Pres byterian Committee of Publication, Richmond, Va. "I have charge of the Junior Work ers, and I want to make it interest ing for them; can you send me some help." ? West Virginia. I am mailing you a set of programs from the Richmond Committee, 6 North Sixth Street. If you need more, write Miss Binford at that address, and she will gladly help you. And always watch this page. "I don't think the Presbyterian has been out of my home since I was a baby. It would hardly seem like home without it. I always read your page as soon as I can. The one this week is of special help to me." ? Virginia. "We are getting the missionary program habit in our Sunday school; and I am looking for interesting.sto ries; can you help, me out?" ? Vir ginia. Order from the Missionary Educa tion Movement, Fifth Avenue, New York, "Primary Missionary Stories" and "Junior Missionary Stories" by Applegarth, each $1. And then watch this page all the time; you will fre quently find a Sunday school "Five Minute Program." "Your page is a constant help to me." ? West Virginia. "I wish you could find a way to print the Presbyterian on a little bet ter paper." ? Virginia. So do we: but there is only one way. Pay more, and you readers would have to pay more too. This has been necessary to keep the price of our paper at There are three calls for pageants* This takes a little time to answer. Watch next week's page. QUESTIONS ON LAST CHAPTER OF FIFTY YE AltS IN CHINA. 1. Name the President of China. 2. Describe China's only hope. 3. Describe troubles at Nanking. 4. Name noted Chinese of this time. 5. Name leaders of two parties. 6. Which government was recog nized by the United States? 7. What was the effect of the rev olutions on the Church? 8. What was the financial condi tion of the Church? 9. What "healthy signs of life"? 1 0. What religion was put forward as State religion? 11. Give derivation of name, "Con fucius." 12. Who opposed Confucianism as State religion? 13. Give the four reasons or the opposition side. 14. By whose permission was the temple given as a place of prayer? 15. Discuss three' kinds of power. 16. Name some by-products of the Christian religion. 17. Where is most of the printing done? 18. On what subjects did our mis sionaries write books? 19. What agricultural helps were given ? 20. What was the effect of the hos pitals? 21. What compelled denominations to combine forces? 22. Name three translators. 23. Name all educational institu tions in which we work wrth otner churches. 24. Give detailed account of Hang chow Girls' School. 25. Who is acting president of Hangchow Christian College? (See Prayer Calendar.) 26. Where are Dr. Shields and Dr. Hutcheson working? 27. What churches have a part In Nanking Seminary? 28. Which of our missionaries work there? (See Prayer Calendar.) 29. Who edit the Chinese Christian Intelligencer? 30. What are its purposes? 31. What Christian bodies compose the Chinese General Assembly? 32. How many Presbyterians in China? 33. How many of these belong to our Southern Church? (See "Tho Seven.") 34. What was an outstanding pro clamation of the Assembly? ?? 35. Who was the first moderator of the Chinese Assembly? 36. How many Chinese are still "untouched"? 37. Again, what is China's only hope? 3 8. Write out the "Trinity of Hell" and the "Trinity of Heaven." 39. Is the home church able to do this work for China? 40. What has the home church that China has not? Note. ? Have these questions copied and give to every member of the class a week in advance, holding each mem ber responsible for one or two speci fied questions. Note No. 2. ? The Leaders' Helps, or I" ifty Years in China, are about to give out in Nashville. Therefore, pre serve ttiese pages of the Presbyterian of the South. Sometimes the sadest failures of all are what the world would regard as successes. The body might aa soon thrive in a fever, as the soul prosper when burn ing with contention and strife.