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April 19, 1916]
pleasure and a privilege to have these missionaries of our Church worship with us and serve with us. L. H. Wharton. Clifton, first Church: Three yeai*3 :igo when we had just paid out of debt, we released the Home Mission Committee from any call for help, and proposed t.? be self-supporting. Finding we could without strain stand alone, we two years ego undertook the support or a foreign missionary and now have two pastors, one here and one in Africa. To cap the climax our church recently presented our pastor with an automobile, in order that time may be saved in his work, and that he may more readily reach outlying opportunities. Nor have our people failed to regularly contribute to all the church causes. While much of our financial success is due to our wideawake and up to the minute deacons, it is partly attributable to the use of the envelope system" and every member canvass. A good per cent, of our members practice tithing which helps to account for a church of a few more than a hundred members, and no wealth among them, doing so well. Since w orks evidence faith, it need not bo added that the spiritual growth has been most gratifying. (Galveston, First C'liurrli: On March l litli. simultaneous meetings began in nine of the Protestant churches of Galveston, continuing for two, three, and in one church, four weeks. As a partial result of these meetings several hundred new members have been received into these various churches. Dr. W. H. Miloy, of Atlanta, Ga., General Assembly's Superintendent of Evangelism, for two and one-half weeks preached a pure gospel, simply, convincingly, and with great tenderness and power, in the First Presbyterian church. Many of the members of this church have been wonderiully and gracious revived, and have already launched a campaign of personal work in soul-winning which promises much for the future. Thirty-four new members, most of them on confession of faith, among these an aged woman, a Jewess, with her grown daughter, were received during the progress of the meeting. Several have been received since the meeting closed, ann there will be still others, as a number confessed Christ, but have not yet united with the church. We are most grateful to God for this season of precious revival. Dr. Miloy made many friends while in Galveston, and the old church here will warmly welcome him at any time in a return visit. -May the Lord of the harvest wonderlully^ bless him in the great work to which he has been called. Pastor. WEST VIRGINIA. West Virginia Notes: The Lewisburg Bible Conference promises to bo in ita third annual session a most enjoyable season. Rev. E. C. Caldwell, STAMMERING AND OTHER SPEECH DEFECTS. Lip-reading for adult deaf and hardof-hearing. Boarding accommodations for out of town students. THE MINOR SCHOOL. (In charge of Miss C. M Redd.) 714 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. THE SANATORIUM SCHOOL. For the treatment, education and rare of children suffering from nervousness, paralysis, inco-ordination, lameness, defects of speech or hearIIIC nnrl onln a 1 a ffonf I nn a a fro a 1 tr% 1 fv 1? one of Philadelphia's most beau iful suburbs. Highest endorsements. Hie only school of its kind. Catalogue. (Miss) Claudia M. Redd, 'rincipal, 46 Runnemede_ Avenue, '^ansdowne, Pa. Strawberry Plants Send $1.80 for 1,000 Aroma, Gandy, Klondyke, etc. Grape Vines, Raspberry and Dewberry, Frost Proof Cabbage Plants, $1.00 per 1,000. JOHN LIGHTFOOT. Chattanooga, Tenn. THE PRESBYTERS D. D., of Union Seminary is chairman of the Program Committee and reports that the final details of the propram for July 30 to August 13 are being worked out. Dr. Moore of Union will give his series on Old Testament Heroes, Dr. Ritchie Smith, of Princeton, will give six evenings on Biblical Interpretations, Prof. Sleeth will probably give a series of Bible Readings, Mrs. Bledsoe will give Studies in the Gospels, Mr. Brooks and others will discuss Sunday-school Topics, while a number of other speakers equally attractive will be announced in a short time. It will he of interest to man> tc know that Mrs. Laura Sterrett of the Union Seminary Refectory will have charge of the hoarding department this year. The boarding department is open July 1st to September 1st. Parties desiring to camp or to arrange in any particular way for the conference should write Rev. !>. P. McGeachy, Lewisburg, W. Va. White Sulphur Springs. The church at this place, now Hearing completion, is to be dedicated Sunday morning. April 23d. The dedicatory sermon is tc. be preached by Rev. E. C. Caldwell, i?. u., ui union 1 neoiogicai seminary. This organization is but little over a year old and already gives promise of being a real power for good in the old Presbytery of Greenbrier. Itev. \V. W. Pharr is pastor. The Synod's Home Mission Committee has unanimously and very earnestly called the Itev. W. R. Hudson, Staunton, Va., to he superintendent and evangelist of the Synod of West Virginia. Mr. Hudson is now evangelist of Lexington Presbytery in Virginia and it is the universal hope in the new Synod that he may be released by Lexington Presbytery that the way may b?> clear for him to take up West Virginia's unprecedented problems. The matter will probably he pressed before Lexington Prsehytery at its approach JI1& IIIL'UIIII^. Prof. Robert H. Adams lias definitely accepted the presidency of the Lewisburg Seminary and will take up his duties in June. Additional property has been bought in connection with the institution and confident preparation is being made for great enlargement in the scope and efficiency of the institution. Beginning with the next session the school will do the work of a junior college. PERSONAL. Rev. (irifiln \Y. Bull, 1). !>., died in Scranton, Pa., last week. Dr. Bull was pastor of a large church. Dr. Bull was a native of Norfolk, Va., and was educated at Hampden-Sidney College and Union Theological Seminary. He was nastor of Ciitlihort C!a Ala., West End, Atlanta, Ga., Moore Memorial, Nashville, Tenn., before going to Scranton. He was buried in Norfolk. He leaves a widow and three daughters. Rev. William F. Bull, a missionary of our Church in Korea, is his brother. Rev. H. H. Reach has accepted a call to the church at McMlnnville, Tenn., and has entered upon his work there. Rev. .1. Edmunds Brown, of Oxford, Miss., has accepted a call to th?? church at Jackson, Tenn., and will begin his work there about May 1st. Dr. Julius W. Walden died March 23rd at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Audley Morton, in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Walden for years had been easily DUO of tho orrnofoef 1I*'J" * living preacners ot the Southern Presbyterian Church. In the art of sermonizing he was a consummate master. In logical sequences of argument, in keen analysis, in compelling conclusions the Church has had no abler defender of truth than Dr. Walden. His broad and profound scholarship, his artistic and poetic sen V N OF THE SOUTH. sibility, his exact and beautiful use of English rendered his sermons all the more polished and masterly. But never was his great power as a minister more thoroughly evidenced than by his knowledge of just the right thing to say to sorrowing hearts, just the balm to pour upon the bereaved and brokenhearted. In his going, not only his immediate flock In Eutaw, Alabama, bllt the Plltiro Smifhorn ... ^ wwuvttvt it i i coi/t in tan Church has sustained a great loss. May his God be indeed the tender comforter to the bereaved widow and daughters. A Friend. Mr. W. W. Hrocknian, who recently gave up his position as secretary of tho Y. M. C. A. at the University of Virginia, which he has held for several years, to return to China and resume his missionary work, left with his family last Tuesday for San Francisco, going via Cincinnati, St. Louis and Kansas City. He sailed yesterday on a Japanese line steamer and will reach Soochow, China, within a month, where he will again take up his work. BABY GIRL WANTS A HOME. A girl baby, ten weeks old. is looking for a good Christian liom? where she will have a mother's care and love. Ten weeks old, lives "on a bottle," in tine, health, blue eyes and light hair. For full information address C. M. 11 , 504 Fast Main Street, Abingdon. Va. Presbyteries | aocCTjtMaMiiBMg^^ PRKSBYTRRY OF GIIKKNBRIER. Met in Macdonald church. April 4, 1916, and was opened with a sermon by the last moderator. Rev. J. M. Walker. There were enrolled fifteen ministers and tifteen elders. Rev. T. W. Clapp was elected moderator, and Rev. W. W. Pharr and Elder E. W. Sydenstrioker, clerks. Rev. M. 1). Bowles, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Rev. A. N. Barlow, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, were invited to sit as visiting brethren. The report of the commissioners to install Rev. T. W. Clapp at Fayetteville and Laiulisburg was made and approved. The report of the Committee 011 Home Missions showed that this work has made good progress during the year, and measures were adopted for prosecuting it with renewed vigor in the future. A popular meeting was held 011 Thursday night, and a forcible and instructive address was made by Rev. F. W. Gray, superintendent of Home Missions. The report of the Committee on Foreign Missions showed a decrease in the contributions from the Presbytery, and order was taken that Wednesday evening of the next meeting of Pres Dyiery, oe devoted to prayer for and discussion of this great work of the Church, and that a program and speakers be arranged by the Permanent Committees on Foreign Missions. That classes be organized in all our churches to study Brazil this year, using as a text book. "The Living Christ for Latin America." by McLean. The usual reports were adopted and ordered to be sent to the Oeneral Assembly. ltev. F. W. Gray and Rider R. K. Robinson, of Alderson, and White Sulphur, were elected commissioners to the General Assembly, to meet in Orlando, Fla., May 18, 1916. Rev. J. McD. A. Lacy, of Hlnton, and Rider A. A. Hedrick, of Mt. Hope, were elected alternates. The pastoral relation between the Ronceverte church and the Rev. Ben Harrop was dissolved, and he was (237) 15 granted a letter of dismission to Hol8ton Presbytery, Synod of Appalachia. The pastoral relation between the Alderson church and the Rev. J. M. Sloan was dissolved, to take effect June 1, 1916, and he was granted permission to labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery until next meeting. Rev. R. B. Hudson was appointed principal, with Rev. J. McD. A. Lacy, as alternate to preach the Presbyterial sermon at the next meeting on "The Church as a Factor in Social Service in Our Communities." Presbytery adjourned to meet at the Hillsdale church on September f>, 1916, at 8 P. M. J. M. Sloan, S. C. PKKSIlYTKltY OF SOUTH CAROLINA. South Carolina Presbytery met at Rocky Spring church, Laurens County. <3 r Anrll -II -4 4 TV U.I <>1>I II AX, Ai? AO, ill 1 X'. iVl. Present fifteen ministers and thirtytwo elders. Elder H. M. Miller elected moderator, and Elder W. A. McSwain temporary clerk. Presbytery agreed to transfer the ownership and control of the two colleges in the State under its care to the ownership and control of Synod. Foreign Missions: Receipts for this cause showed a gratifying increase. Calls from Providence, Willington, Rocky River, Mt. Carmel and Calhoun Falls were accepted by Rev. J. A. Clotfelter, and his installation was appointed for Willington and Mt. Carmel 011 OOOI> REPORT Doctor Proved Value of Postum. Physicians know that good food and drink, properly selected, are of the utmost importance, not only for the relief of disease, but to maintain health even when one is well. A doctor writes: 'I count it a plea sure to say a good word for Postum with which I have been enabled to relieve so many sufferers, and which 1 count, with its valued companion? Grape-Nuts?one of the daily blessings. "Coffee was hailislinrt from table some time ago and Postum used regularly in its place." 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