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January 12, 1916]
the home, which means seven dollars per month. (This Layman's Association was organized in February, when three of us returned from the big convention in Charlotte and has been regularly kept up by the men ever since.) I was now too tired and too near homo to think much more. But I couldn't help but wishing that every person who has had a hand in supporting this work could have seen nnri linnr/1 wliaf T /H/l on *V?nt *? ? Edgar Tufts. Banner Elk, N. C. THE I jESTER MEMORIAE CHURCH, TENNESSEE. In South Christian County is an illustration of what one layman may accomplish for an un-Presbyterian community. The beginning of things Presbyterian here was about 1884, after the Paint Without Oil Remarkable Discovery That Cuts Down the Cost of Paint Seventy-Five Per Cent. A Free Trial Package ia Mailed to Everyone Who Writes. A. L. Rice, a prominent manufacturer of Adams, XM. Y., has discovered a process of making a new kind of paint without the use of oil. He calls it Powderpaint. 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City Office, W Keenan Bldf^. Pittsburgh, Pa. By Appointment Only. S. P. UNIVERSIT I Is in a pleasant, healthy, liospitabh by rail. Gives a first-class education at a mo Has manly, earnest, moral students. Encourages all wholesome student a Pre-medical, pre-engineering, pre-law Degrees offered: (1) Bachelor of Science in four (2) Bachelor of Arts in four yc (3) Master of Arts in five year (4) Bachelor of Arts and Bachi Puts emphasis on the college work, athletics and other activities. For further information, address J. R. DOBYNS, Preal OSKALOOSA COLLEGE leading to H._ D. i\egrer at home. aloo graduate dogr intercut to Minister*, TYacliers and Sunday School Write PRESIDENTC.J. BURTON. Ph. D.. Ot 1774 Hampden-Si HAMPDEN-S The oldest college In the South, save A strong faculty. A select student body. A campus. Ample athletic grounds. Isurge convenience-? steam heat, gas, hot and cold orient. Degrees conferred: B. A., B. 8., M. session begins September 16, 1016. For catalogue or further Information, a ntlftlDENT H. T. GRAHAM, D. D., THE PRESBYTERU return from the Southwestern Presbyterian University of Mr. Charles E. Barker to his fathers home, Glenburnie. Deeply impressed at Southwestern Presbyterian University by Kev. J. W. Lupton, Professor Coffman and Dr. Shearer, Mr. Barker became a convinced Presbyterian and desirous of Presbyterian preaching when he returned to Kentucky. Rev. J. W. Lupton, the Clarksville pastor, was se tuicu iui ucuusiunui preacoing ai Iiethel, a Southern Methodist church, live or six miles from Glenburnle. Rev. Dr. Price was engaged likewise for services there and at "Euergesia," a neighboring Disciples' church. Mr. Barker roofed and repaired "Euergesia" on condition that Presbyterians might hold stated services in it. Rev. P. L. Leeper was secured for a protracted meeting and the cause was strengthened and a number of members were received into the Disciples' Church. Dr. Price and Rev. R. A. Webb, D. D., preached occasionally at Chapel Hill Southern Methodist church, a few miles away. Eater, at Dr. Webb's suggestion, the services were continued at a very small schoolhouse near Mr. Barker's home, "Wheatlands," where the present church building stands. A man of God from Second church, PntoroKlircr Vircrinln D T7I Lester, removed to Kentucky in 1890 and made his home with his son-inlaw, Mr. Barker. Mr. Lester was practically a home missionary, whose conversation, godly walk, catechising and homilies as he mingled with his friends and neighbors, preached Christ daily. Rev. L. O. Spencer held a meeting in the little schoolhouse, and Muhlenburg Presbytery meeting at Owensboro took steps for the organization of a church. The Commission, Rev. W. L. Nourse, Rev. William Irvine, Rev. C. P. Bell and Elder J. M. Dennis, on May 1, 1904, organized the church and called it the Lester Memorial, after the godly man so much revered for his saintly walk and work in tlie community. The sixteen charter members were Mrs. Virginia S. Lester, R. H. Kelly, Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Peyton, Miss Katie Peyton, J. H. Stephens, J. T. Hill, Miss Sallie Baynliam, Mrs. H. P. Rives, Mr. Stanley M. Viser, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Barker and their children, Prank Barker and Misses Virginia and Mary Barker, and Mr. Porter K. Peyton. The first session was Messrs. R. H. Kelly, J. T. Hill and Charles E. Barker. Mr. Porter K. Peyton was the first deacon. Rev. Dr. Nourse, pastor in Hopkinsville, gave the new organization a monthly service and interest grew until the community, joined in erecting the present attractive house of worship on a lot given by Dr. and Mrs. Y ), Christian community, easily aooessable derate cost. ctivities. uuurm. years. iots. \ s. elor of Divinity in five years, but encourages a reasonable amount of dent, Clarkvllle, Tenn. EXTENSION COURSES p*s in Theology, Arte, Pedagogy and PhUoaophy. Of Workers, f.aay Payments. Catalog, ikaloosa, town. dney College 1,15 JIDNEY, VA. one. High standards and thorough work. . delightful climate. Beautiful and extensive i dormitory equipped with every modern baths, eto. Fourteen unit entrance require . A., B. Lit. The one hundred and fortieth tddraas lN of the south. Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Barker. Tbe Building Committee, the three members ot the session, was supported by members of other churches, and by November 20, 1904, the house was ready for dedication, free of debt. Dr. H. A. Webb's sermon on that occasion was a most masterly piece of Christian eloquence. A C?kU?4U * 1 " * n. oauuaiu bvuuui, iiivergreen, nas been maintained from the first, with Ruling Elders Kelly and Barker in charge. Regular services were held by Dr. Nourse on first, fourth and fifth Sabbaths until his death, February 4, 1910. He was a great Calvinistic expounder of the word, whose name is held in highest esteem here and at Franklin, Ky., where he did his last work. Messrs. Frank C. Kelly, William It. Dudley and C. E. Barker were, on April 3, 1910, recommended for trustees of the property, and Messrs. Dudley and Kelly were ordained as deacons November 6, 1910, and Mr. James E. Stephens March 7, 1915. Mrs. Virginia S. Lester gave the church an organ and was the first organist. The church has been evangelistic from the first. Important protracted meetings have been held by Rev. L. O. Spencer, Rev. E. E. Smith, Rev. G. W. Belk, Rev. C. H. H. Branch and others. A Mission Sunday-school is superintended by Deacon J. E." Stephens at Lunder man s scnooinouse. In the churchyard attracting the attention of the passerby stands a board showing the church calendai and bearing the inscription, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." The Liester Memorial Church. From March 13, 1910, to August 29, 1915, stated services were held by Dr. , Sommerville, of the Southwestern Presbyterian University. Since its organization in 1904 there have been thirty-six baptisms, thirty-one added by letter; two elders, and many members have been furnished to city churches. Possibly the best work this church has done has been its stimulus to neighboring churches, arousing them to their responsibilities and forcing them to improve and progress. In the past six years the offerings have been more than doubled; an acetylene 1 gas plant has been installed; the ( church has been painted and other im- 1 provements made. 1 This church took an active part in putting Rev. G. W. Belk, of North Carolina, in the evangelistic work, in this Presbytery. Mr. Barker was chairman of the committee to secure the funds, employ the man and put him to work and in getting Mr. Belk no mistake was made, as Mr. Belk's work was eminently satisfactory and ( a great blessing to Muhlenburg Presbytery. This church is now urging the union of Paducah and Muhlenburg Presbyteries in order Jointly to renew this evangelistic work in this larger and stronger field. Such is one result of the denominational college. Charles W. Sommerville. 1 SPLENDID PROGRESS AT OGLE. THORPE. Ry Rev. Tliornweli Jacobs, D. D. It is with the keenest sense of gratitude toward our Presbyterian ] ministers and their generous people , that I take this opportunity of thanking them for having made the year 1915 perhaps the greatest year in the history of Oglethorpe University. In spite of the adverse influence of the most terrible war the world has ? ever known, our Presbyterian ministers have thrown open the doors of their churches In order that their people might hear the Oglethorpe Story and the results have been simply marvelous. Their contributions and sub 13 scriptions total almost $100,000.00 tor the year 1915 with Dr. Clark's great church at Greensboro, North Carolina, leading the list. On the Sabbath that the story was told In his pulpit the contributions of Presbyterians in his city amounted to over $11,000.00. This was made possible largely by the liberality of Mrs. James Woodrow, wife of one of the most distinguished of old Oglethorpe's professors. It was the year 1915, also, which saw the amazing gift of over $4,000 from Franklin, Tenn., and approximately the same amount from Dr. Curry's great church at Memphis. It included, also, cities and villages in every State in the South from little Stockbridge with twenty-four members, who gave $1,000, up to the largest churches of our Assembly. The year closes with the assets of Oglethorpe University totalling over $625,000.00, which represents less than four years' work, and which, as we all know, has been made possible by the gentle blessing of God upon me enorts or our pastors and their people. Oglethorpe University will open its doors in the fall of 1916 with the freshmen class of the schools of arts, Bcience, literature and journalism, engineering, architecture and commerce. Certain post-graduate courses, also, leading to the master's and doctor's degrees will be offered, beginning at that time. In succeeding years professional departments will be established and Southern Presbyterianism will at last have the dream of her wisest and best men for a half century. I emphasize again our gratitude to our ministers, whose desire to see their Church again at the forefront of higher education, has made it possible for the story of our most unusual success to be written. While, of course, our Presbyterian people could be reached in other ways, yet the proper avenue is through the pulpits which their faith and vision have prompted them to open to the Oglethorpe story. Appointments for 1916 are coming to us with gratifying promptness. The Oglethorpe Story will be carried into every church in the Assembly before the campaign is over. Wnrlr />*> - nuin ww me lilBl UUllUlUg OI me institution, which is believed to be the handsomest and most commodious under the control of Presbyterianism in the South, continues steadily. It will be ready for use in the fall of 1916. CORRESPONDENCE BIBLE STUDY. The facilities that are offered by the mails have developed a very important educational method?teaching by correspondence. It is only within recent years that this method has had any notice, but in these years it has grown until it has forced recognition by educators all over the land. TkU ->-*1 > A %-? ? ? i it is uic hiuu ui icacamg nas Deen taken up by some of the great Bible Reboots in the country because of the countless calls made for Bible instruction on the part of persons who cannot attend these schools. Notably among these is the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, which has a correspondence department thoroughly organised, and which in very recent jrears has had a very remarkable growth, the last year giving 1,368 new students. The total number of students under Instruction In this department durlnp the year was more than 3.000. Come unto me. all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.?Matt 11:28.