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ized and 'begun work again with a membership of thirty-one and much is expected of them. Also the Missionary Society has been re-organized and one prayer meeting night in each month will be devoted exclusively to that cause. On Wednesday night, November 3, the pastor elect, Rev. Frank L. Delaney, will be installed by a commission of Norfolk Presbytery, composed of Dr. Joseph Rennie, I)r. Welford and Rev. Mr. Gilmore. This occasion is looKea iorwaru to witn tnucn interest by the congregation. Pray for us, brethren, that God's richest blessings may attend us in his work in this portion of his Zion. Lexington: Ex-Governor Glenn, of North Carolina, spoke twice Sunday, October 10, in the Lexington Presbyterian Church. His morning subject was, "The Evangelization of the Southwest," and at night he spoke on, "Our Country's Need of Strong Christian Young Men." The morning service was in the interest of the home mission work of the Southern Presbyterian Church, and for some years he has been devoting his time to the interests of this work. Sunday morning, after presenting the subject to the congregation, /ln11ni.n o..L nrai ij nine uuuuicu uuuaio ncic sun* scribed for this object. At night the address was directed with special reference to the need of Christian young men not only in church work, but also in public affairs. He made a stirring plea for young men with clean lives and high thinking. Richmond: At a meeting of the congregation of Hoge Memorial Church after morning service, Elder Bruce, moderator, and Elder Lorraine, secretary, Rev. Tilden Scherer, pastor, tendered his resignation, effective October 1, 1909, and requested the congregation to unite with him in his request to East Hanover PreBbytery to dissolve the pastoral relation between himself and them. On motion, his resignation was regretfully accepted, his decision being unalterable. Elder Peroe was appointed commissioner to represent the church before Presbytery. The following resolutions, offered by Elder Bruce, were unanimously adopted: Whereas, under the providence of God, our pastor, Hev. Tilden Scherer, has decided to sever the relationship between us, we, the congregation of Hoge Memorial Church, have heard of his decision with regret; but, as the path of duty seems to him to be clear, we reluctantly unite with him in requesting Presbytery to release him from the charge. Therefore be it resolved, That we bear cheerful testimony to his faithful stewardship. The welfare of the church has been very dear to him, and we have always found him a zealous, energetic and resourceful pastor and superintendent of our Sundayschool, and one who ever put the glory of God and the honor of his church first in all undertakings. Resolved, That our prayers and good wishes will follow him in the new field he has chosen, and we pray that God will bless him and his in all the coming years. Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the minutes of tbe session, and that a copy be HE PRESBYTERIAN OF THE SO sent to Mr. Scherer and to The Presbyterian of the South. A. C. Bruce, Moderator. C. Lorraine, Secretary. . Richmond Convention, Laymen's Missionary Movement, October 23-26. Many churches have already registered a gratifying number of delegates. One church will be represented by forty men. Two Bible classes will each send ten delegates. We take pleasure in announcing that since issuing Leaflet No 1, the following additional speakers have been secured for the Convention: Mr. Morna.v Williams, of New York; Dr. W. H. Park, of China, and Rev. H. F. Williams, editor The Missionary^ who has Just returned from a world tour of the mission fields, and Rev. C. O. Hounshell, of Korea. Mr. Jno. W. Pepper, of Memphis, will be the presiding officer of the Convention. Sunday, October 24. In the morning the pulpits of the city will be occupied by Convention speakers. At night Union Missionary services will be held at ten or twelve of the largest churches. In the afternoon a mass meeting for men in the City Auditorium, Cary and Linden Streets. Monday, October 25. Three sessions of the Convention at St. Paul's Church, Ninth and Grace streets. Tuesday, October 26, 9-12 a. m. Denominational conferences in five of the churches simultaneously. The programs for these conferences are being prepared by representatives of these religious bodies. The closing sessions of the Convention will be held at St. Paul's Church, Tuesday afternoon and night. All meetirgs on Monday and Tuesday are limited to men. On Sunday afternoon a meeting will be held for ladies. Admission to all sessions of the Convention, except the services Sunday morning and night will be by ticket. Upon arrival in the city, delegates should report to Convention headquarters, corner Main and Sixth streets. Delegates arriving after 6:30 p. m., should proceed at once to the Masonic Temple. Floyd Street Church, Lynchburg: The mission work of this church, located about four miles out from the city and known as the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, has had a season of real refreshing. The pastor, Rev. J. A. McMurray was assisted by the Rev. P. B. Hill, of the Rivermont Avenue Church, in a ten days' meeting, beginning September 19, which greatly strengthened and revived the church, and rfesulted in twenty or twenty-five professions of faith. The meeting was very quiet, but Mr. Hill's sermons were straight to the heart and were received with reverent attention and deep interest from the first Some preparatory services bad been held a week or two before, and the people gave themselves earnestly to prayer and personal work. On Sunday, October 3, the annual all-day meeting was held. This has come to be an event of much interest to all the surrounding country. The services at Floyd 8treet Church were suspended for the day, to give the people an opporInnllu ** wlflU Vl- ** ' ?? iuuuj vu Tioiv lUio luiorcBUUg mission, and a good number went out In vehicles and on foot. These with other visitors - '? UTH. 21 and the regular cong. egatiou, crowded the church at all the services. At the morning service the lx>rd's Supper was celebrated, and twelve members were received on profession of faith and one by certificate. Several others will probably join who professed faith during the meeting. After a bountiful dinner on the grounds the Sunday School Day exercises were held, and this was followed by a sermon from the Rev. P. C. Clark, the new superintendent ol Home Missions in Montgomery Presbytery. The members enrolled at this point now number about fifty. They have a beautiful and spacious church property, and it is probable that in few years thev wilt ho r? - ~ W . vwuj 1UI IIIUl*pendent organization. WEST VIRGINIA. Keyser: This church greatly enjoyed the visit recently of the Rev. C. K. Cumming. This beloved brother has been laboring for twenty years in the foreign field. He gave two addresses on Sabbath evening, October 3, on "World Wide Missions," both Home and Foreign; the other on Japan, on Monday night following. Both of these addresses were of an exceptionally high order, intensely interesting and filled to the brim with information out of the ordinary or commonplace character. "The Study Club" of this church, after a short intermission during the summer, has resumed its work under the capable leadership of the pastor's wife, Mrs. M. B. I>ambdin. Last year "The Club" completed the study of "The Frontier," by Piatt. For the coming season it will take up "Aliens or Americans," by Gorse. "Nine persons were lately added to the membership of this chnrch. PERSONALS. Dr. Jere Witherspoon, pastor of the (trace Street Church, Richmond, Va., with Mrs. Witherspoon, are at Clifton Springs, N. Y., where they will spend sometime, after which Dr.' Witherspoon is expected to resume the duties of his pastorate. Dr. G. L. Petrie was elected moderator of the Synod of Virginia in session at Elkins, W. Va. The opening sermon was preached by Dr. A. M. Fraser, of Staunton, Va. Rev. Henry Branch, D. D., has changed his residence from Ellicott City, Md., to The Belvieu-Manchester, Baltimore, Md. Rev. William Twyman Williams, pastor of the Falling Spring and Glasgow Presbyterian churches, was married on October 12, to Miss Annabel Preston Lyle at the Old Stone Church, Rockbridge Co., Va. Rev. E. E. Bigger has accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie, Texas, and entered on this new work, October 1, and his address is accordingly changed from Mexia, Texas to Waxahachie, Texas. Rev. H. C. Arthur's address is changed from New Orleans, La., to Groveton, Texas. The Spruell School is in it* a * c _? ? * - - iuc#nu ociiooi ior Doys, marietta, Ga.