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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, April 19, 1916, Image 16

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May 2Sth, and at the other churches on
May 21st.
The colleges under the control of
tho Presbytery were reported as in tine
condition, rapidly growing, and in
need only of more liberal support for
current expenses until a sufficient endowment
is secured to make this unnecessary.
Rev. D. H. Coman, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, preached
most acceptably during the sessions
of the Presbytery.
Presbytery was especially pleased
Willi the lavish and handsome entertainment
accorded this, the largest
meeting of South Carolina Presbytery
since the new alignments went into
Fall Meeting: Green vale, Greenwood
County, October 3, 1916, 3:30
P. M. H. Waddell Pratt,
Stated Clerk.
Enoree Presbytery met in the Second
church. Greenville. S. C\, April
4, 1916, and was opened with a sermon
by Rev. R. T. Chafer, the retiring
moderator, on 1 John 5:11-13. Fifteen
ministers and twenty-two ruling
. .v.w.o ?iir ineafni. puur oi our ministers
are foreign missionaries and
several others were prevented from attending
on account of sickness.
Organization: Rev. J. F. Ligon was
elected moderator and Rev. Asa D.
Watkins temporary clerk.
l*resbytorial Communion: The sacrament
of the Lord's Supper was administered
after the opening sermon.
Courtesies: Rev. H. S. Epperson,
of Charleston Presbytery, and Rev. D.
M. Douglas, of Bethel, were invited to
sit as corresponding members.
Deacon's Convention: Presbytery
decided to call convention of deacons
in Spartanburg, the first of the year,
1917, and appointed a committee to
make all necessary arrangements for
Pastoral Relations: A commission
reported that Rev. W. A. Hafner had
been installed pastor of Limestone
church at Gaffney. On a joint request
from Rev. A. H. Griffith, Nazareth,
Antioch and Reidville churches, their
pastoral relations were dissolved, and
he was, at his own request, dismissed
to Westmoreland Presbytery of the
United Presbyterian church.
Reports of Committees: Committees
on Assembly's Home Missions,
Foreign Missions, Christian Education
and Ministerial Relief, Publication and
Sunday-school Extension and Bible
Cause made full reports that will be
published in the minutes. Reports on
Women's Societies showed that there
were thirty-seven in the Presbytery,
and they gave $5,502 to all causes.
There are six candidates for the ministry.
Presbytery passed the following
resolution: "Resolved, That Enoree
Presbytery concur with the recommendation
that the Synod he made the
unit of our educational system; that
the colleges be transferred to the
Synod and that equal numbers of trustees
be elected from the Presbyteries
?a iroin mo synod." Reports from
the Thornwell Orphanage, Chicora Collego
for Women and Presbyterian College
of South Carolina showed that
they were in a prosperous condition.
Commissioners to the General Assembly:
Principals. Rev. J. F.
Ligon, Woodruff, H,. C.; Rev, W.
S. Porter, Jonesville, S. C.; A. S.
Teden, Fountain Inn, S. C.; J. W.
Gaston, Duncan, S. C. Alternates,
Rev. R. G. Matheson, Fountain Inn,
S. C.; Rev. W. L. Boggs, Greenville,
S. C.; H. B. Stewart, Fountain Inn,
S. C.; W. L. Rogers. Wellford, S. C.
Local Home Missions: This cause
claimed the attention of Presbytery,
and it was resolved to strive to raise
$1.00 per member for the coming year.
The purpose of the committee is to
use all the pastors, if possible, the
tour fifth Sabbaths ot each year, in
this great work.
Conference oil Foreign Missions:
After the reading of the annual report
by Rev. T. W. Sloan, several
ministers addressed the Presbytery on
various phases of the subject. Rev.
.1. H. Lyons, Jr., on "Is the Church
Loyal?" Rev. J. F. Matheson on "The
Reflex Influence of Missions," and Rev.
A. G. Wardlaw on "World Conditions
a Challenge to the Church."
Centennial of tlio Bible Society:
After reading the report. Rev. T. II.
Law spoke on "The History of the
Bible Society for a Hundred Years,"
and ltev. R. G. Matheson on "The
Bible and Evangelism at Home and
Adjourned Minting: On Juno 6.
1916, an adjourned meeting will be
held in the Fourth church at Greenville,
S. C.
Stated Meeting: The next regular
meeting of Etioree Presbytery will be
held at Fountain Inn on September 26,
1916, at 4 P. M.
Vote of Thunk.s: By a rising vote,
Presbytery expressed its appreciation
of the kind hospitably of the people
of the Second church and other
churches. Stated Clerk.
Met in regular spring session, at
Marion. N. C., April 11. 1916. At the
request of Elder Woodhouse the retiring
moderator, the opening sermon
was preached by Rev. J. M. Grier. D.
1). Present, 24 ministers and 30 ruling
Organization: Rev. \V. M. Sikes,
moderator. Revs. F. A. Harnes and R.
W. Culberson clerks.
Home Missions were emphasized,
both at the popular meeting Wednesday
night and in an addrss by Rev. A.
W. Crawford, superintendent of Synod's
Home Missions, on Thursday.
The contributions for Presbyterial
Home Missions last year were the
largest in our history.
Received: Rev. H. M. Parker, 1).
D., who takes charge of Front Street
anil Rarnum Springs; Rev. S. H. Hay,
who takes charge of Mooresville, First,
and Rev. H. F. Beatty, who takes
charge of McKinnon and Bayliss Memorial
churches, in Concord.
Dismissed: Rev. T. B. Sheldon, to
Presbytery of Parkersburg, U. S. A.;
Rev. Jas. Lapsley, to Presbytery of
Florida; Rev. J. C. Grier, to Presbytery
of Bethel, and Rev. E. H. Tron, of
Valdese, who has been called to the
colors of his country to the Waldesian
church, in Italy.
Concord Presbytery has 8,374 total
members, 6 2 churches and 39 ministers.
Gave to foreign missions.
$11,675; to home missions, $10,415;
for all purposes, $80,993, which is a
little more than $10.25 per resident
Next regular meeting at Poplar
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P. M. E. D. Brown, S. C.
Met in Darlington, S. C., April 11th,
with 15 ministers and 27 elders present.
The opening sermon was preached
by the retiring moderator, Rev. A. W.
White. Hon. W. F. Stevenson, of Cheraw,
was elected moderator and Rev.
J. M. Lemon was elected temporary
Candidate II. W. Head was received
from Atlanta Presbytery and
Candidate D. B. Green from Bethel
Presbytery, and they and Candidate J.
S. Garner were licensed as probationers.
Licentiate D. G. Gree accepted
a call to the. Kffitifirhnrir- a.,,1 t s
centlate II. W. Head accepted a call
to the Latta church. Commissions
were appointed to ordain and install
these young men in their own churches
in June.
Au adjourned meeting will he held
in Morian in May to receive Itov. J. M.
Ilolloday, D. 1)., from Potomac Presbytery
and install him pastor of the
Morian church.
A conference was held 011 Education,
at which interesting and instructive
addresses were made by Dr.
W. S. Cunlee, president of the University
of Chieora College for Women,
and Dr. D. M. Douglass, president of
the Presbyterian College of South
Carolina. Presbytery agreed to allow
Synod to own and control the
fi, , ?> * -
* niiicgcs mill eieci trustees, sal(l
trustees to be nominated by the Presbyteries.
ltev. J. J. Howell, of MeCall.
S. C., and Elder McD. Morrison,
of Dillon, S. C., It. F. 1)., were elected
commissioners to the Assembly. Alternates,
ltev. T. F. Haney, of Hartsville,
S. C.. and Elder M. J. Mclnnis,
of Lamor, S. ('.
The next meeting will be held in
Jefferson, S. (J.
A. II. MeArn, S.
A young lady appointeo of the Executive
Committee of Foreign Missions,
and a graduate of the White Bible
School of New York City, who is detained
from the field by our inability
to send her out, would be glad to serve
for a year as pastor's assistant or in
some form of City Mission work. The
undersigned would be glad to give her
name and address to any one interested
in the situation.
S. H. Chester, Secretary.
Nashville, Tenn.
President Wilson has signified Ills
intention of being present at the opening
session of the National Missionary
Congress, In Washington, Wednesday
evening, April 26th.
A striking manifestation of the
broad interest shown in the Congress
is the fact that fifty-one editors of
Church papers have applied for admission.
They very largely represent the
denominational papers, and all the
well-known periodicals.
On April 1st delegates had been
registered from thirty-six different
States, and only three States east of
the Mississippi River had failed to
send delegates. It is probable that
practically every State in the Union
will have delegates at thp Prm?rroca
Aii arrangements for the Congress,
under the direction of the Laymen's
Missionary Movement, are nearing
completion. Special rates have been
granted by the Trunk Line Association
and other passenger associations. The
program, remarkable in its strength
and personnel, is incomplete.
The Washington Congress will he
unique in that it is a combination of
addresses and discussion. Programs
will be placed in the hands of the delegates
before they leave their homes.Cards
will he provided on which the
delegate, after studying the program,
will Indicate the topic on which he
desires to speak in discussion from
the floor. At the beginning of the
session the names of those who desire
to take part in the discussion will
be called by the chairman, and each
man will be prepared to come forward
to the delegates' platform and make
the three-minute address which he has
it in his heart to give.
One of the most remarkable features
of the program will he motion pictures;
perhaps the most striking*
motion picture demonstration of missionary
work attempted up to date.
A sketch of the program of Missions,
both at home and abroad, will be
thrown upon the screen, giving the
occupation of the non-Christian world
for Christ during the last one hundred
years, and showing the remarkable Increase
In missionary Interest and passion
lu North America during that
f April 1!?, 191G
I Books 11
Tho Castle of Good Cliocr, by
Charles H. Lerrigo. Fleming H. Revell
Company. New York. Price, $1.25.
This is an interesting story, in which
avarice, repentance, love, intrigue, the
firm maintenance of principles and
high resolves are interwoven in an
interesting and attractive way. Though
probably not written with any special
motive in view, it is elevating in its
tone and teaches some good lessons.
Campaigns and Rattles of the Army
of Northern Virginia, by George Wise,
of Alexandria, Va. Published by
Neale Publishing Pnmnnnv -mqw
York. Pages 432. Price, $3.00. This
is another valuable addition to the
list of books on the Civil "War by
Southern writers, and it deserves a
place among the most valuable. The
author shows rare skill in presenting
the battles as seen from the field, and
equally great skill in the presentation
of the official reports of the officers
who were in charge of the troops engaged
in these bloody conflicts. The
book shows great evidence of laborious
work on the part of the author in
searching official records, and the
quotations, many and full, made from
these records, make this a valuable
book. We are glad to see that Southern
men and women are more and
more turning their attention to the
making of books, and especially that
many of them are on the Civil War.
Devolution in Mission Administration,
by Daniel Johnson Flemine. Ph.
P., of Union Theological Seminary,
New York. Published by Fleming H.
Revell Company, New York. Pages 310.
Price, $1.50. This is a very full and
complete discussion of the administration
of missions in India. The author
advocates turning over the administration
of all church affairs just as
rapidly as posisble to the natives, so
that they may feel their Independence
and assume the responsibilities which
rightly belong to them. Had he studied
the policy of our hCurch in foreign
countries he would have found that
he is advocating just what we are
already doing.
While horrible war is devastating
the world as never before in all history,
Christianity should do all it can
to promote the spirit of peace and
good will on earth. The birth of Christ
was announced in a song of peace on
earth and good will to men. Therefore,
Christianity stands for peace and
good will on the earth, and it is the
duty of all Christians to cultivate the
spirit of peace and good will to all
mankind. Lift up the gates all ye
nations and let the Prince of Peace
come in. For Christ's sake let us
do something to promote the spirit of
peace and good will on the earth. I
suggest that you print a notice in your
paper asking all Presbyterian preachers
to preach on the subject of peace
and good will from the text, Luke
2:14, on Easter Sunday, or as early
as they can.
J. W. Oeden.
Lynchburg, Va.
A Homo Mission worker in the coal
fields of Oklahoma writes of a night
school recently established aB a
branch of the work for the special
benefit of foreign-born miners. The
school was organized with only one
pupil, a Polander; but he soon interested
six others, who are now attending.

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