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Program for Monthly Missionary
Meetings, May 1892. Subject:—
Italy.—“ Unto the upright there
ariseth light in the darkness,” Mis
sionaries, 3 ; native assistants, 21;
stations, 76; churches, 14; members,
277; baptisms, 25. Contributions
from Italians, 1,645 francs.
Study Topics.—Religious liberty.
Bible circulation. Italy’s transition
from the crucifix to Christ. Work
in Sardinia. Remarkable native
ministry. Growth of popular senti
ments towards Protestanism. Fi
delity of Italian Christians.
“He prayeth best who loveth best.”
1. Facts.—ln the recent earthquake
in Japan, 90,000 homes were des
troyed; perhaps 30,000 more bad
ly damaged ; from 8,000 to 10,000
persons killed, carrying grief into
the hearts of as many more, be
sides 10,000 badly injured people
to be cared for. No battle field
could furnish such heart-rending
scenes as have been witnessed in
connection with this distressing
disaster—Miss. Review for Feb.,
2. Devotional Exercises—Short
prayers, interspersed with sing
8. A prepared Scripture reading of
appropriate passages mentioning
“Isles of the Sea.”
4. Prayer for the Japanese, afflicted
by the recent earthquake, that God
may make this affliction “an open
5. Music—Arranged by Committee.
6. Two Papers—Obstacles and En
couragements to work in Japan.
8. Report frem Southern Baptist
9. Leaflet—“ Empire of Japan.”
H. A. Tupper, Jr., D. D.
10. Hymn—A song of Praise.
11. Centennial Returns.
12. Lord’s Prayer in Concert.
Statistics.—“ltaly has an esti
mated population 30,947,306. About
100,000 are of French origin, 4,000
of German origin, 60,000 of Albanian
origin, 25,000 of Greek origin and
8,000 of Spanish origin. The Ro
man Catholic is, nominally the ruling
State religion, but perfect religious
freedom is secured to the adherents
of all creeds.”
A Truth.—“ The way to deal with
the Papacy is to consune it with the
spirit of God’s mouth, and wait, for
its complete destruction, till ‘the
brightness of his coming.’ The Bi
ble, God’s Word, is the ‘breath of his
mouth.’ This breath shall consnme
Power of a Christian life.—
The late Rev. C. H. Spurgeon fur
nished the following beautiful illus
tration : “I was in Italy and in cross
ing the Alps with my wife, the sun
was so hot it scorched her face. She
asked me to get her some elder flow
er water. I started off to a chemist,
and as I did not know a word of the
Italian language I looked through
the jars and bottles in his shop, but
could .not find anything of the kind.
I tried to jabber something in French;
but the chemist did not understand
me, bepause it was no language at all.
I went down to a little brook that
ran through the town, and walking
along the edge I came to an elder
flower tree. I got a handful of flow
ers, walked off td the shop, and held
it up to the man, and*he knew in an
instant what I mean. I think it is
not easy to convey the Gospel to the
heart by merely talking of it; but if
you can say by your own life;
‘This is the life of Christ, this is the
joy of being a Christian,’ you will
be much more likely to make con
verts.” Are we giving to Italy bab
bling imperfect speech, or the fra
grant odor of a Christlike life ?
Education of women.—ln our
land where education is free as air
we can scarcely appreciate the lack
of it in Italy. In a letter from a
highly cultivated Italian lady says,
“As regards a desire for knowledge,
it is reduced to the smallest propor
tions. I may say that those in the
lowest stations have become the only
class who study at all, and these
mostly obarin positions as teachers.
Not that I despair of Italy’s future,
no doubt it will one day afford to
women a means of proper culture.”
—“Professional schools have met
with comparative success for girls of
inferior social position. Some in
Rome have even obtained her majes
ty our beloved queen’s encourage
Extract from a Letter of Dr. G. B.
“Last Saturday we had a real
Christian feast in which, together
with the church, the angels also must
have taken part, for we welcomed a
new brother, possessed not only of an
enlightened and lively faith, but of
many other excellent qualities, which,
sanctified by the Holy Spirit, will be
efficacious for good to the cause
which, with sb much enthusiasm, he
has embraced. He is a teacher in
one of the government schools, and
he has solemnly promised to incul
cate evangelical principles to the
youth committed to his care. Sig. Sal
vator Pittorra, though of a fairly well
to do family in the north of the island,
grew up, like many Sards, in utter
ignorance. When, years ago, he was
the husband of a second wife, and the
father of three children, he felt
ashamed of this ignorance, and vow
ed to become an educated man. At
once he began to go to school, like a
boy of ten, not regarding the ridicule
of his friends. And he persevered
till he had secured first the inferior,
and then the superior diploma, giv
ing him the right to teach the higher
classes in the communal schools.
While in Iglesias awaiting a change
of position, he encountered our col
porter, Sig. Pintus, a fellow-towns
man. The next Sunday he appeared
at our meeting, nor did he ever miss
one afterwards, while every day he
was with me, conversing, praying and
reading, and manifesting a deep con
cern for his soul’s salvation. He was
then called to the school at Elmas,
but wished before his departure to
be baptized, and become a member
of our church. After a vigorous ex
amination, in which he professed his
faith in Christ, and his acceptance of
the truths of God’s Word, he was ad
mitted to baptism and then to the
Lord’s supper, after which we wrung
his hand and gave him the kiss of
brotherhood. We were very joyful*
and asked God to give us another
President’s Address Before the Wo
man’s Missionary Union, of
It affords me great pleasure to
meet with so many noble consecrated
women with hearts and hands united
in the same good cause.
In reviewing the work of the past
year, I can see much that is en
couraging. Seed has been sown
which we hope will bring forth fruit
to God’s glory in future.
The annual meetings are designed
to awaken more interest, arouse more
enthusiasm, and set more hearts and
hands to work for missions.
By personal contact we gather
zeal, courage, and strength for the
great work before us.
We meet here to devise means and
plans for successfully carrying on
this work. If the sisters will excuse
the personal reference, I have
thought that it might be helpful to
some struggling or discouraged sister
to give a short account of the work
we are doing in a little new church
recently organized near me.
This church (the Tattnall Square
Baptist church) was organized less
than a year ago, and not until the
last of October did there exist in it a
woman’s society of any kind. About
that time some of us who felt anx
ious to be doing something for the
Master, asked our pastor, Dr. War
ren, to call a meeting of the sisters.
Having no church of our own (by
the courtesy of the trustees of Mer
cer University we are allowed the
use of the chapel for Sabbath wor
ship and prayer meetings) this meet,
ingof the ladies was announced to be
held at a private house. We have
in our membership some sisters, who
I think never belonged to or attend
ed a missionary society, and there
was some opposition to such an or
ganization, but as all were more or
less interested in making money for
our new church, which, we hope soon
to build, we organized as an “aid so
ciety” electing the usual officers. We
meet every Monday afternoon, ans
wer to the roll call, by repeating a
verse of scripture. Spend an hour in
cutting out and distributing sewing,
which the ladies take home to do, re
turning it, or the money if they sell
the article (usually aprons) the next
week. We charge no initiation or
admittance fee, we are not a wealthy
band,and wo desired that every mem
ber might feel free to come without
money. A little box, however, is con
vently placed near the door, an d
THE CHRISTIAN INDEX: THURSDAY APRIL 28, 1892.
each one in coming in can drop in
her contribution of any amount she
may desire from a penny up. Every
fourth Monday the program is chang
ed. This is missionary day. At
this meeting we have religious exer
cises of song and prayer, and read
ing of papers original or selected,
pertaining to mission work, by one
or more of the members, all contribu
tions at this meeting are for mis
sions. I think one of the very best
means to get ladies interested is in
sending a box to some needy mis
sionary. We found this “a Master
stroke.” in the very beginning of our
organization, and much to our sur
prize and delight contributions of
goods, clothing, shoes, etc. for this
box were brought in to the amount
of 851.00. We have 44 names on
our roll but the average attendance is
20. In the five months of our exist
ance we have made in the sewing so
ciety, and by the sale of cut flowers
etc., $158.75. In the Missionary So
ciety $135.77. My heart thrills and
I do feel a fervent “thank God” that
this little band of zealous women have
done this much. It has been done
by earnest and united effort, each
doing the little that she could, and I
only report this that others may be
Two years ago at our meeting in
Washington, it was suggested by a
dear young sister, that we all pray
God to put it into the heart of some
Georgian to go as a missionary, for
her encouragement as well as our
own. I want to tell you, of a godly
young man in Macon, who has left a
lucrative position in one of the city
banks, and has entered Mercer Uni
versity to receive a collegiate educa
tion, (he had only a good business
education) and as soon as he gradu
ates he intends going to Brazil, his
heart is so full of this work, that it
is the burden of every prayer he
This is one I know of, others there
are thinking seriously of going. God
is raising up earnest workers, are
we ready to send them?
I desire to call attention to the
space allowed us in the Index. It is
no small thing to have a page in this
paper for the use of the Woman’s
Missionary Societies. Miss Wright
our State Vice-president has charge
of this department and I am sure all
who read the Index will agree that
she is making it very interesting and
helpful to our work, and you can
help her by reporting from time to
time any items of interest. She has
also prepared at great labor the mis
sionary prayer calendar, which is
sent out by the Augusta ladies, they
giving all the proceeds (above ex
pense of printing) to missions we
have found this calendar very help
ful and would advise its use to all.
We are greatly encouraged and
profoundly thankful for the growth
and prosperity of our Orphan’s Home
and after hearing the report, which,
will be made to-day, of this work we
trust that renewed interest and effort,
and substantial help will be given this
laudable institution by every society
in the State. »
We greatly miss here to-day our
beloved Sister Walker, who has re
moved to another State. We are
full of sorrow at her departure and
know not who will take her place as
State missionary. May the dear
Lord raise up some one to carry on
the good work she has so faithfully
done for the past 4 years. .
Do any feel discouraged ? let us
look back and see what God hath
wrought for us, and hear His promise
to those that look to him. “Behold !
I am the Lord, the God of all the
earth! is there anything too hard for
me? Call upon me, and I will ans
wer thee, and show thee great and
mighty things which thou knowest
not.” Let these promises strengthen
us the more for consecrated endeav
or, and forward movement.
Mrs. R. M. Seymour,
_ How’s - Thl7. ’
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“Seems to me this isn’t a very nice
“Why, Kitty ?” said mamma.
“It’s very nice for mamma’s and
big people who can do as they please,
but when children have to sit in the
house and just look at the rain, it
isn’t very nice.”
“It seems to me,” said mamma, “if
a little girl I know would just look
around this big nursery, and see all
the things provided for her amuse
ment, she might be happier.”
“I’m tired of every one of them.
All my dolls are naughty, and all my
toys are horrid.”
“Please, Mrs. Brown,” said nurse,
coming into the room, “Mrs. Dixon
has sent her two children home with
the clothes, and they are so wet, I
want to know if I may keep them
and get them dry before they go
“Let them come up here. Do,
please, mamma!” exclaimed Kitty,
all the clouds gone from her face.
“Very well, nurse; find some dry
clothing, and then send them to
“I’ll show them all my things,”
said Kitty, “and they shall hold my
very best doll.”
Soon two shy little girls were led
by nurse to where Mrs. Brown was
“This is Annie, and this is Jennie,
ma’am,” said she, presenting them in,
“I have seen you before,” said Mrs.
Brown, taking little Jennie by the
hqnd. “I saw you when your moth
er was ill. Now go and have a nice
“Come,” said Kitty; “I want,you
to see all my dolls.” , a> .. "
Never had they seen so mapy ex
cept in the store Windows, ana then
they conld not touch them.
“Are these all your very own?”
“Y es. Haven’t you so many ?”
“We’ve only one between us, and
she has only one arm,” replied Jen
“Omy!” staid Kitty.. “You shall
each have one of mine.”
“Really!” whispered Annie.
“May I, mamma ? ” said Kitty run
ning up to her mother.
“May you what, dear ?”
“Give Wid Jennie each a
doll. They have only one.”
“Will you t them choose ?” said
“Only—” said Kitty, and then she
stopped. “Yes, I will,” she went on,
“even if they want Louise.”
Annie chose one dressed in blue
and Jennie one in red. Both had
real hair. Such happy little faces!
“It seems te me,” said mamma,
“that the suit is shining in-doors
“They didn’t take Louise,” whis
pered Kitty; “but I truly would
have let them have her.”
As Kitty showed the little girls
her doll-house and all her’ treasures
their shyness wore away, and soon
happy laughter came from the cor
ner of the room where Kitty had
been sitting so forlorn. Then nurse
came, and said it was time for the
chilgren to go.
“Will you come the next rainy
day ?” said Kitty.
“May we ?” said Annie looking at
“Indeed you may,” she said; “for
you have scattered the clouds to
“Why, there comes the sun,”
laughed Kitty, as she came back
from seeing her little guests off. “It
isn’t a bad world any more. I guess
I was the bad one.”—Harper’s
"LEND A HAND.”
A very small boy was crossing La-
Fayettc Square, the most beautiful
of Washington’s parks, one Sunday
He wore the blue uniform of the
District messenger boys, and was
lugging with both hands a basket
containing some potted palms and
roses, which, doubtless were to deco
rate a rich dinner-table.
He was a pathetic figure, that lit
tle chap, and every one in the park
was noticing him. It was such a
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energy which he might have had, if
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“Just across the street from where
I met you,” was the answer, as the
gentleman slipped a coin in the boy’s
hand, “in the white house opposite
For it was the occupant of the
White House, the President of the
United States, who was carrying the
flower boy’s basket.—Wide Awake.
An Ingenious Boy.
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Eddie scraped it smooth, and asked
his brother if he would cut some let
ters on it. “Yes,” said his brother,
and Eddie gave him these words:
Once I was the horn of an ox,
Now I am a missionary box,
Eddie inked the letters, and then
as he showed his box to his friends
they were all so pleased with his in
genuity that they all put something
into it, and he became a large con
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