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Home Missions, and special prayer
was offered through the week for the Stuart Robinson School and its needs, and a free will offering was taken to go to the fund for rebuilding the dormitories lately destroyed by hre. We also studied during the same week our new Study Book, "The Unfinished Task," by Dr. Homer McMillan. We had a fine attendance, and great in terest was taken by all the women. The class was conducted by Mrs. T. F. Newell, and the men of the church are now studying this book. Surely Dr. McMillan, In this most interesting book, has given to the Church a very plain, optimistic view of the unfin ieshed task of the Church, her great opportunity, her great privilege and her mighty responsibility. Mrs. John S. Kerr. PRINCETON, W. VA. A very interesting evening meet ing was held by the Woman's Aux iliary recently, when all the circles and the men and the Doys of the Church were invited. Special music was provided by the Business Girls' and Young Girls' Circles, preparatory to the devotional exercises. The special occasion was a stereop ticon lecture on Korea. The lecture and pictures were greatly enjoyed, and are very enlightening, and interesting. Then we had a delightful social hour with more music and sandwiches and coffee, the young girls serving, which added very much to the pleasure of the evening. This get-to-gether meeting in the interest of missions, will, we hope, incite us to renewed interest and zeal in all departments of the work. BALTIMORE, MI>. The Woman's Auxiliary of the Maryland Avenue Church, of Balti more, held its Fall Rally recently. The I meeting was held at night so the Busi ness Women's Circle could attend and on Friday so the Children's Circle could stay up late because they were one of the chief attractions. The children gave the "Mother Goose Village Missionary Meeting," a little satire on the laziness of most of us who are not Auxiliary Presidents. If the audience learned the lesson as thoroughly as they enjoyed the children's work it was surely worth while. Two very charming talks were given by our delegates to the Young People's Conference at Massenatta Springs this summer. We all feel that the Conference was an epoch in their lives and we hope to catch some of their reflected enthusiasm. As we sat the small, prettily decor ated tables where refreshments were served by the Business Girls' Circle, an informal discussion on the needs and problems of our Auxiliary was led by the President. And then the large attendance took itself back to the waiting husbands and fathers who were not allowed to come. MOBlliE, ALABAMA. The Woman's Auxiliary of Govern ment Street Church, has had two "high spots" in its history recently. One on Rally Day, October 26, the other on Talladega Day, November 9. On Rally Day a fine program was en joyed, the leading feature being an address by the pastor. Dr. Dunbar H. Ogden, on "The Women of Many Lands." He prefaced his talk by an exceedingly clever poem written dur ing the return voyage from his three months' trip abroad last summer. Sev eral musical numbers were enjoyed. The Blessing Boxes were opened and contents amounted to J55, which was sent to Talladega to help in furnish (Continued on page 13) Laymen and Their Work IT IS A PRESBYTERIAN'S DUTY TO Pray one for another ? James 5:16. Remember tlie Sabbath Day; to keep it holy. ? Exodus 20:8. Endure hardness as a good soldier. 2 Tim. 2:3. Seek those things which are above. Col. 3:1. Beware of covetousness. ? Luke 12:15. Yield yourselves to the Lord. ? 2 Chron. 30:8. Touch not the unclean thing. ? 2 Cor. 6:17. Earnestly contend for the faith. ? Jude. 3. Recompense to no man evil for evil. ? Rom. 12:17. Increase the fruits of your right eousness. ? 2 Cor. 9; 10. Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thess. 5:22. Number our days that we may ap ply our hearts unto wisdom. ? Psl. 90:12. FAMILY WORSHIP. "Much of the prosperity of this na tion is due to the family prayero which were once daily held in the homes of our fathers. To a very largo extent this custom has gone by. What ever the arguments pro and con may be, the fact nevertheless remains that such family prayers nurtured and de veloped the spiritual resources to which the prosperity of the nation Is due. The custom of family prayers should be revived along with many other good customs which some mod ern radicals may ridicule, but to which they owe all that they possess." ? Roger W. Babson. TRAVELERS FIND SABBATH KEEPING ESSENTIA!* By Joseph Schafer, Superintendent State Historical So ciety of Wisconsin. In the spring of 1853 S. H. Taylor left Watertown, Wis., to make the half-year-long trip across the plain* and mountains to Oregon. Mr. Taylor wrote a number of letters back from points en route, and these were print ed in the Watertown Chronicle. One of the letters, written from Dry Sandy Creek under date of July 21, 1853, and published in the Chronicle of No vember 2. 1853, contains testimony on the results of Sunday rest, upon both men and beasts, which Is very remarkable. Sabbath Rest Tested. <<****! have a word to say here in regard to traveling on the Sabbath ? the almost universal habit of this road," the letter says. "When we left home, we commenced the experi ment of observing that day with ac customed strictness, and to this time have observed it against the practice of every train and the opinion of al most every man we have met. Our experience, though it be that of but a single train, has so convinced our company of the economy and expe diency of resting on Sunday, that 1 think our irreligious men, if travel ing by themselves, would from pol icy do as we have done. We have been on the road six dav* !mh thai? four months ? a tin* .u ' t " whether our tean t rl. > and whether the rest is given tnem at the expense of time. We supposed (Continued on page 15) PRESBYTERIANS "LISTEN IN" DECEMBER FIRST IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE BROADCASTED ON THAT EVENING On Friday, December 1st, several great Southern newspaper wireless stations will broad cast announcement of LAYMEN'S MISSIONARY MOVEMENT'S EIGHTH BIENNIAL GENERAL CONVENTION This will be the first announcement and will include convention cities, dates, the theme, some of the names of the strong speakers, and other facts of interest to all Presbyterans. Information will also be given about the Woman's Auxiliary Parallel Conventions. WIRELESS STATIONS: HOUSTON POST ATLANTA JOURNAL, 8 to 9 P. M. MEMPHIS PRESS, 8:15 to 9:15 P. M.