National Geographic : 1920 Apr
358 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE i One of the few policewomen 5 in China lives at Tatungfu, o in the northern part of the o Shansi Province. The Salva tion Army made its first visit , to Tatungfu a year ago, and now the town boasts this very progressive guardian of the peace, who delights in wear . ing a brass badge on her arm " and in carrying a cane. It is o her duty to see that small girls in the vicinity are not subjected to foot-binding. Fifteen or twenty young girls from a near-by govern ment school recently called upon the Salvation Army offi cers, who sang for them and G taught them to sing a few z 5r choruses of simple hymns. They were greatly impressed. o One of the girls admitted that S she was interested, but she S had always imagined that God Swo loved only foreigners! Zo The territorial leader for N northern China arrived in Peking early in 1918. He found 30 officers, who had •o been wrestling with the diffi a culties of the Chinese lan p guage for nearly a year, able " to lead meetings and to give So simple talks which could be understood by the people. bo They were eagerly waiting their appointments in the country of their adoption. Very often our officers and cadets carry their beds with them, as the Chinese do when Traveling. A thin mattress filled with cotton and a small • coverlet and pillow are rolled into a case and carried as lug E gage. S Tientsin, the commercial capital of North China, re cently opened three corps, o with a contingent of nine offi cers, while Chengtingfu, a large walled city, and Men Lou, in the Shantung Prov ince, have received officers and cadets.