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the forces of evil in China, whether these be
embezzlement of famine relief funds, Tammany Hall election systems, opium traffic, or the tre mendous mass of sheer ignorance in this tor tured country ? we are constrained to say that Christ and His Kingdom have indeed come to China to remain and to conquer. "Within the last few days Kashing, Chekiang, has been visited by the great stream of bless ings accompanying the National China for Christ Movement. For three days the city hall, Kashing, was filled to overflowing both afternoon and night. For two afternoons the students and teachers of the many government schools of Kashing, together with other repre sentatives of the literati, listened with pro found attention to that distinguished Chris tian leader of the Shanghai Y. M. C. A. edi torial staff, Dr. Van Ts Mo. 11c is particularly attractive to young men. Ilis subjects dealt with the values of the old civilization of China, but showed also the vitiating deficiencies which in turn were to be met from the new learning, with Christ as the fountain head of all that is true and beautiful. Those addresses were so powerful with the presence of Christ that not less than 110 government school students, bolh* men and women, signed cards indicating their desire to know more of Christ. Rev. Tsong Koh Toll, of St. Peter's church, Shanghai, a St. John's graduate, in a telling sermon the last afternoon of the series, brought forth the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the only hope of the Republic of China. He boldly Ueclared for the cross of Christ as did the great apostle when he said, "God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." At the close of his discourse one of the principal political leaders of Che kiang Province signed a card as an enquirer. But for real prophetic messages on sin and its horrors there was no campaign preacher equal to Rev. Tsu Ilsin Sen, of the Tsang Gate church, Soochow. Combining Presbyterian dig nity of bearing and thought with the wit of a Sam Jones and the methods of Billy Sunday, this young preacher literally "peeled the face" off sin in every form, but did it with such courteous boldness that the audience actually cheered him repeatedly, even though his shots went home at every sentence. lie brought the first chapter of Romans up to date, or rather rewrote this chapter in terms of Chinese sins. He then brought forth Christ the King and Redeemer as the only hope not only for China, but for sinful nature the world over. Over 450 people from all classes of society signed cards signifying their desire to make a special investigation of the claims of the gos pel of Christ. Most noteworthy was the in terest shown by the government schools. In the Kashing High School, after a special ad dress by Dr. Van Ts Mo ninety-one students signed cards. On the first day of the campaign the entire Christian body in Kashing, including all the Christian schools, met at the church and formed for the longest Christian line of march ever witnessed by the thousands of Kashing citizens. Each one in the procession carried a flag with Chinese characters meaning, in sub stance, "Kashing for Christ." Christian songs, "Stand Up for Jesus" and "Onward, Chris tian Soldiers," sung by this army over a quar ter of a mile in length, roused the onlookers to a high pitch of interest. A few days after the meetings a special en tertainment was held in the Kashing High Sdhool for all enquirers signing cards. In spite of a rainy night nearly 250 of these appeared (include ninety-one mentioned above as signing in this institution). Rev. Zen Chin Yong, of Shanghai, was the special speaker for the occa sion, and presented Christ again as the only hope for society, for the state, and for the in dividual. The students of Kasliing High School have taken a peculiar interest in these meetings, and their services have been invaluable. Eighty of them acted as ushers at the city hall, and pre sented cards to all desiring to sign. The school has become not only a social, but a religious center in Kashing. Prayer and the presence of the Holy Spirit ruled the campaign from begining to end. A most remarkable answer to prayer took plueo the first day of the meeting. As the long line of march began, the clouds threatened rain. It seemed inevitable. But that line of Chris tian soldiers prayed as never before, and God heard speedily. By 3 o'clock the clouds had almost disappeared, while that night the moon came out in great beauty. For three days the weather was superb. Then suddenly on the day after the last sermon was preached the rain began and continued for a week. In China God rules and prayer can still do now what it did in the first century. Pray with us that the 450 signing cards may be led speedily into Christ's Kingdom. During the meetings not less than 4,000 heard the gospel, while the last night hundreds were turned away from the doors for lack of room. God literally worked a miracle through this campaign in Kashing. It was like Ezekiel's valley of dry bones trans formed. Kashing, China. overlapping synods. By John C. Williams, D. D. By the formation of til? Synod of Florida by the U. S. A. Assembly, there are now ten Synods in the South with the same name and covering the exact territory and having the same Form of Government and practically the same Confession of Faith and each sharing in the glorious heritage left by the illustrious Fathers of Presbyterianism in Europe and America. The membership of the Synods is given below according to the official minutes of each Assembly, and it will be of interest to many to know the relative standing in church and Sunday-school members. Here is the standing : Synods. U. S. U. S. A. Alabama 21,479 5,144 Arkansas 12,665 6,236 Florida 12,017 2,622 Kentucky 20,297 14,572 Missouri 17,334 52,532 Mississippi 21,268 2,323 Oklahoma 3,904 22,411 Tennessee 19y634 16,755 Texas 38,712 31,384 West Virginia 12,924 12,910 Totals 180,144 166,881 There are two other Synods, Appalachia, of the Southern church, and East Tennessee, of the U. S. A. church, that cover a good deal of the same territory, but not exactly, and having different names, are omitted from this table. The minutes also show that in these ten Syn ods the U. S. A. church has a Sunday-school enrollment of 153,893 and the U. S. church, 166,822.^ There is then a combined church membership of white Presbyterians of 347,025 and a total Sunday-school enrollment of 320, 715. When we speak of the standing of the Syn otls in membership we are aceustonied to place North Carolina first, with about 63,000, and Virginia second, with 59,000, but in real ity when we count all wrhit,e Presbyterians holding the Westminster Symbols, Texas stands first with a membership of 70,000; Mis souri takes second places with 69,000, and North Carolina goes to third place, with 63, 000, and Virginia is fourth with her 59,000. In these ten Southern Synods the U. S. church predominates in membership, save in the Syn ods of Missouri and Oklahoma, where the U. S. A. church is in the majority. In West Virginia there is a very small margin and the U. S. church leads by a majority of fourteen. These ten Synods, with identical name and occupying the exact territory, are ten good reasons for the church union, and many long for the day when all this great Presbyterian host will be in the same organization as their fathers were with Francis Makemie, John Witherspoon, Iirevard, Balch, Rice and men of like type. "In unity there is strength." Prescott, Ark. "INASMUCH AS YE DID IT UNTO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE." By G. W. Maxwell. If Christ should come and dwell below Just as He did long, long ago, And angel voices should proclaim A Baby born, unknown to fame; Would we on Him our gifts bestow As wise men did long, long ago? He's here today ? meek, lowly, mild, In every little helpless child. If Christ should in the judgment stand Before the judges of our land, And we should see Him as He stood, While demons clamored for His blood; Would we today stand idly by, And join the shout of "crucify?" He's here today, as well as then, In every single prison pen. If we for Christ would something do, As on we go our journey through, We'll find Him down upon the street Among the burdened ones we meet. And in our jails and in the "Pen" Among the women and the men, Who stagger 'neath the heavy load Of sin and shame, and bear the load, Laid heavily on shoulders bare By those who neither know nor care. Then, if you'd give some precious gift To Christ, go out and down, and lift Some fallen one up from the mire. And All him with a strong desire For better things, and life that s true. And Christ will come and walk with you. Roanoke, Va. MOTHER. Mother of the smiling eyes, Love-illumined, kindly wise, Heaven's goodness shines straight through Those clear orbs of softest blue; To your deeply furrowed face They impart an angel's grace. Mother of the helping hand, There are few in all the land With so many friends and true; Those who know you, love you too. Poor folks, rich folks, all agree You've a heart of sympathy. Mother of the silver hair, You have borne a weight of care, But have never lost your zest For the game of life, possessed Of that gift of childhood joy Which no hardship can destroy. But, to sum it up, no other Takes the place of you, our mother.. ? Selected.