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Conducted by Miss Carrie Lee Campbell l'RAYER. "Work without prayer is presump tion: prayer without work is sacri lege." TWENTY QUESTIONS KOK A QUIET HOUR AT THK CLOSE OF A YEAR'S WORK. 1. There have been ten regular meetings held during the past year, at how many of these have you been present? 2. Why were you not at the others? 3. You know that the continued in terest of the monthly meetings de pends on the efforts of individual members. What have you done to add to the interest? 4. Have you made persistent ef forts to induce one person to join the society? 5. Have you grown in knowledge during the last twelve months? Do you know more about Africa, China, etc.? Have you learned more of the work of Christ in your own land? Are you better acquainted with God's Word? 6. Do you subscribe for the Church papers? 7. Do you read them? 8. Do you forget what you read, or do you talk about it to your friends, and so impress the fact on your mem ory? 9. Have you secured one new sub scriber? 10. Have you remembered to make your payments regularly? 11. Have you always contributed as much as possible, or as little as pos sible? 12. In what have you denied your self, that you might have more to give to Him who for your sake be came poor? 13. Have you endeavored to 'nter est others in the work, and secure contributions from them? 14. Three hundred and sixty-five days have passed since our last an nual meeting; on how many of these days have you remembered to pray for Christ's kingdom? 15. Did you ask the Lord, during the year, what special work He had for you to do? 16. Have you asked Him whether He wants you to "go, teach all na tions," or whether He wants you to stay at home? 17. Are you willing to do His will in this, either to go or stay? 18. What have you done this past year to make yourself more fit for His service? 19. What are you going to do this coming year in the line of working, giving, praying? 20. Will you be here at the next annual meeting with a better report of another year's work, or will you have gone to the other world to give your last report of faithfulness or un faithfulness? X. Y. TWO CHINESE GAMES. Cat Catching Mice. One is chosen to be the cat and another to be the mouse. The other players form a ring, the mouse being within the ring and the cat outs'de. The circle revolves, and the mouse tries to keep as far as possible from the cat. Suddenly the ring stops re volving, and as the cat pounces in on one side the mouse runs out at the other. The cat must follow the mouse exactly as It goes in and out of the ring. When the cat finally tire3 out his victim, he "eats" his mouse as he likes. Forcing the City Gates. Captains are appointed to choose sides, which then form into two lines facing each other, those of each line taking tight hold of hands. A player then runs out from one side and presses with all his force against the hands of the other line. If he breaks through, he takes back to his side the two whose hands he has sepa rated. He has to join the opponents if he is not successful. Then a boy from the other side runs out. This is continued until one side is entirely broken up. KOMEWHERR IX VIRGINIA. "Thank you for your letter and help. I had my first meeting of my Circle yesterday. Have thirty-four elderly ladies, but they are very en thusiastic. Will write you later what we are doing. Our greatest trouble is" ? but this page refuses to divulge family secrets. What are your troubles? Write us privately. And your successes we would rejoice to cry aloud from the housetop. THEIR FACES TOIiD THE STORY. Miss Edna Lowrey, Missionary of the W. B. K. I. The Presbyterian Medical School held their twentieth anniversary. I made two observations. First, the ad vancement the Chinese are making in ability to come to the point. With two exceptions the schools carried out their parts in less than the given time and did it well. Second observa tion is one which others noticed and gladdens our hearts. It is the differ ence in the faces of the pupils in the Christian and non-Cl-ristian schools. One can tell every time before one hears the name of the school by just looking in their faces. The Christian school pupils' faces are happier and more refined. Recently while talking with ".ome of our Christian school teachers they said, "When we go to other parts of the city where we are not known people will call out, 'There goes a Christian.' " One teacher whose home is in the country said the coun try people often make the same re mark. It certainly speaks well for Christianity. ? Mission Studies. OVERBROOK CHURCH, RICH MOND, VA. The women of this church have re organized their work, eliminating all former organizations and combining under the Circle Plan of the Women's Auxil ary. The retiring president, Mrs. T. C. Cunningham, was present ed with a beautiful silver vase as a token of the appreciation of the women of the church. The other of ficers, Miss M. A. Durham, Mrs. C. R. Proctor, Mrs. M. J. Browning and Mrs. G. S. Sipp, were given handsome Bibles with their names in gold on the covers as an expression of ap preciation of the r faithful service. The women were organized into an auxiliary with eight circles and the following officers: Mrs. I. L. Pyle. president; Mrs. T. C. Cunningham, vice-president; Mrs. G. R. Proctor, treasurer; Mrs. G. S. Sipp, recording secretary, and Mrs. J. A. Millard, cor responding secretary. The chairmen of the e'ght circles are: Mrs. R. J. Tuck, Mrs. Ralph P. Harrison, Mrs. W. E. Hutchison, Mrs. T. D. Eason, Miss Roberta Hickerson, Mrs. J. H. Frischkorn, Mrs. C. C. Youell and Miss Nannie Cunningham. Rev. William E. Hutchison, the pas tor, made an address, and John Otto spoke as a representative o? the Bible classes. W. M. Cease also made a talk, representing the officers. After adjournment a pleasant social hour was spent and refreshments served. STE WARDSHIP OF TIME. Mrs. C. R. Vaughan. We have .lately heard so much about the stewardship of money, are we not likely to think a little less about the stewardship of self and ser vice? "Is not the money important?" you ask. Yes, very important and very necessary; it is one of the fruits of stewardship. It is not first in im portance; neither the greatest neces sity. 1 believe God looks with great lovo and tenderness beyond the gift to the giver, to see how much of self goes with the gift. We do not minimize the importance of giving money; it is essential to help make the kingdoms of this world and kingdoms of our Lord and Christ. Money was one of the great powers in winning the world's war, but was money all? When we thought of the money we gave to the various war activities, and compared it with giving those we loved, some of whom would sleep be neath a white cross under the silent stars of France, did not money lose its proportionate value, and seem lit tle and insignificant? As we to-day face the great needs of the world, we also face a great opportunity for service, and money alone cannot fill the obligation. How much of our time are we giv ing? How much of ourselves? We may not be able to go as for eign missionaries, or teach in mission schools, or go to the remote places in the mountains, but our Church, our city, our community demand our time and service. We know the needs; if we do not we should know them, and adequate ly meet them. What are we doing? How much unrest than my Lord in service? Why is it we find so little time for Christ 8 service? Is it because we allow other things of less importance to come in and crowd out the big, the lasting things of life? Let us bring the joy of service into our lives and enrich them. God has made us working partners with Him in His plan for saving the world. What an honor! What a privilege to be co-laborers with Him! Let us spend much time in His se cret presence, asking His blessing and His guidance on what we do in His name. Let us stay long enough to get the message He would have us carry. If we do not we will often fail. If God has given us ability of any kind, and there is not one to whom He has not given at least one tal ent, shall we not use it for Him in helping to give to the world a better manhood and womanhood. Given any talent you have to God, consecrate it to His use; He will bless and enlarge it. Moses wanted to argue with God about what he could do. You recall Moses uaid the one thing he could not do was to talk, but when he yielded himself to God, how that poor halting speech was blessed. What more beautiful than Moses' parting blessing Tor the Israelites! Literature holds l.ttle more won derful than his song, nothing more sublime than the ninetieth Psalm. It is not always an easy thing to take up the work God has for you to do, but it is a glorious thing to do; and once having accepted it, and looking back, you wonder why you ever thought it hard, "For God made them rejoice with great joy." He uses human instruments. We are respons ble for advancing or re tarding His kingdom "and it is re quired of a steward that a man be found faithful." Roanoke, Va. A CENTURY OLl> WOMAN'S SOCIETY. The centennial of Woman's Work in the First Presbyterian church of Richmond will be celebrated with ap propriate exercises by the Woman's Auxiliary on the evening of April 27th, during the meeting of East Han over Presbyterial in that church, April 26th-28th. WEST HANOVER. West Hanover Presbyterial Auxil iary will meet in the Louisa Presby terian church, Louisa, Va., April 28th at 8 P. M. Every Auxiliary is urged to be represented and all delegates requested to send their names to Mrs. James L. W. West, Louisa, Va. TENNESSEE PRESBYTERIAL AUXILIARIES. Columbia ? April 29th-30tli, in Pe tersburg. Nashville ? May 4th-5th, in Clarks ville. Memphis ? May 6th-7th, in Mem phis. Interesting programs have been ar ranged for all these meetings. Rev. Henry H. Sweets, D. D., of Louisville, Ky., and Miss Elizabeth Buchanan, of Japan, will address all the Presbyte rials. Besides these speakers, Nash ville Presbyterial will have the Pro gress've Program presented by Rev. S. W. McGill, and the Inter-Church World Movement, by Rev. J. I. Vance, D. D. Margaret McNeilly, Cor. Sec. Synodical. ABINGDON. Abingdon Presbyterial Auxiliary will meet at Welch, W. Va., April 22d 23d. The Presbyterial will convene at 9:30 Thursday morning and ad journ after evening session Friday. Delegates will leave Welch at 7:30 Saturday morning. We welcome rep resentatives from all societies that do not belong to the Auxiliary, but feel an interest in investigating such a step. Send your names to Mrs. War ren A. Wilson, Welch, W. Va. The meeting has some great fea tures this year. Mrs. Winsborough has promised to be present. Friday will be "Winsborough Day," and it is hoped every society will have del egates there to hear her. We shall also have representatives from our mission schools. Mrs. F. E. Clark will speak for Grundy, Miss Charlotte Webb for Foster's Falls. A Foreign Mission address will be de livered Thursday e.ening. The theme of the meeting will cen tre around Mission Study, and the program has every promise of being the most helpful and delightful one in the history of the Auxiliary. MISSISSIPPI PRESBYTERIAL AUXILIARIES. The place and time of meeting of the Presbyterial Auxiliaries for the Synod of Mississippi is as follows: Mississippi ? McComb. April 19th, 20th, 21st. Meridian ? Ellisville, April 21st, 22d, 23d. East Mississippi ? Pontotoc, April 26th, 27th, 28th. North Mississippi ? Oxford, April 28th, 29th, 30th. Central Mississippi ? Greenwood, May 3d, 4th, 5th.