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iti Kuch a course is to give young men | likely to become officers and leading l laymen in the Church in later years some knowledge of their own Church's history, polity, etc. OKLAHOMA. Oklahoma City, People's Church: The second tent revival held this summer under the auspices of this church in a neighboring city addition, without church or Sunday school, resulted in ten confessions of faith and about twenty reconsecrations. There were no additions to our phuroh k?i ?.?? church was benefited otherwise by the meeting. One of our members, with seven in her family to cook and wash for, attended every day and every night servico except one. Three grandmothers, who had never prayed out loud before, took part in the cottage prayer meetings, and one voluntarily prayed in one of the evening services. An opportunity was given at both tent meetings to contribute to the debt on our church building (in place of an offering for the preacher), and $25 were given. The Rally Day exercises were gratifying in several ways. The attendance was the largest for months, and the program was well rendered. The offering was $6.50. Rev. A. D. Rice, a furloughed mis sionary to China, who is making a tour of the churches of Mangum Presbytery, spoke in our church on Sunday right and a Thursday night recently. During a short absence of the pastor, Elder W. S. Thomson, of the Central church, of this city, had charge of one service. Our Presbytery rejoices in several elders who very acceptably fill pulpits on occasion. J. S. J. Walter, Broadway Church: The Rally Day offering from this little Sunday school of forty to forty-five was about $22. No wonder the Preshyterial banner for Mangum Presbytery seems to have taken up its abode in Walter. In the class reports, one of the classes, numbering six or seven, reported eighteen visits by members of the class during the week. On September 17th the subject of the endowment fund for Ministerial Relief was presented by Elder R. H. Sultan, filling the pulpit for the pastor, Rev. A. E. Miller, who was assisting Rev. J. E. McLean in a union revival meeting in Weather'ford, Texas. The offering for the fund was more than $40. On October 1st, Rev. A. D. Rice, a furloughed missionary to China, spoke at both morning and night services. The First Presbyterian church (U. S. A.) held no service at night, to give their people an opportunity to hear the missionary, and the church was full. J. S. J. SOUTH CAROLINA. Columbia Seminary: Tuesday afternoon, Otcober 3d, Mr. Gaston Boyle, missionary to Braganza, Brazil, spoke to the young men of the Seminary, telling of the conditions In South America. Rev. Mr. uoyie went out to Brazil in 1907. He is on his first furlough to this country, having been apyuiiiiiiicui 111 me uoia mgm. years. His address was one which showed that he had a thorough knowledge of conditions in Brazil. Ho mentioned the successful work which is being carried on by the Southern Presbyterians. Some Presbyteries have become self-supporting, and no longer need financial aid from the Presbyterian Church in the South. The needs spoken of were the mental, moral and spiritual ones of the people. He stated that only 58 per cent of the people can read. Lottery is encouraged by the great majority of the people. Lying for a good end is considered all right. A number of other deplorable moral conditions were told of. Many times ,'y^i THE PRESBYTERI the Bible Is denied the people. An instance was given from the speaker's own work, where he found that the Bibles he had distributed were collected and burned. There is one Bible that is sold in the large cities that is not denied the people. It costs something like $15, however, and is, therefore, seldom bought. Some Mission Fields: From Clarkson's Turnout I moved next to a point near Hagood, Sumter county, making my home at Claremont. I found the uuai coi ncBujicuau I'liuruil was IILteen miles, and ten miles to a Methodist house of -worship. I procured a piece of ground up the swamp close on Rafter's creek. Here I got the good folks to help me put up a large brush arbor and held Sabbath school and preaching. The Sabboth scbool grew, and it gave me much pleasure to see many fathers and mothers attending. I held preaching service at close of school, and two or three times I got a Baptist minister to preach for us. Towards the fall of the year I found we would have to build a house of some kind, and as I was the only Presbyterian in the community, the building fell into the hands of the Methodists, called Bethesda Methodist church, with thirty members, and for the past thirty years has been doTng good work for Christ. X visited the tuuiuu una oauusiu lam 111 on i n ana preached for them and found a fine Sabbath school. So my labor was not In vain in the Lord. Their presiding elder found me out and put me to holding meetings for him. In my next I will tell you where the elder sent me. James Russell. TENNESSEE. Soddy: The pastor, Rev. Roy D. Bachman, has just closed a very remarkable revival meeting at Mt. Tabor, which is a prosperous farming cdmmunity near the Tennessee river and six miles from Soddy. Seven monthts ago Mr. Bachman was invitoH tn nroo nH tVinrn Kw rt ?? VUVM iuuiv %JJ WHO VIA. U1D members residing in the community, and the people seemed so appreeciative that he decided to preach there once a month?the Friday night before the fourth Sunday. This gave an opportunity for the revival which was held last week. During the meeting twentyfour made professions of faith In Christ Jesus and there were three reconsecrations. Last Sunday morning ten of these joined the Presbyterian church and others will join later. On his return to Soddy some one asked Mr. Bachman, "Who helped you hold the revival?" His answer was, "The Lord." Southwestern Presbyterian University: President Dobyns and Mr. Alexander visited Lynnville and Fayetteville, Tenn., in behalf of the endowment. Twelve young men from Porto Rico have landed in New York and will come to the University. This is the result of the work of President jjooyns, miss tiiia u. rayne and Dr. Sweets. The Board of Directors will meet in Clarksville on October 25t.h, and business of Importance will be considered. Twenty young men are enrolled in the Divinity School. Of these, nine are seniors. Rev. L. R. King, of Missouri, paid the University a visit. B. E. P. TEXAS. Cnero: The congregation of the Presbyterian church of Cuero worulilnnH in fholr nnxu hnnao on C%r?*r\Kos 1st. The Methodist and Baptist congregations Joined in the services, and a most enjoyable service it was. The church has been built at a cost of 115,000, which has been paid, and as soon as the furnishing is completed it will be dedicated with not one dollar -L, AN OF THE SOUT H of debt on it. The basement of the church has been divided up into rooms for the Sabbath-school classes. On October 8th the Sabbath school observed Rally Day and had 125 present. We are planning for a larger school this winter. With our new buidinlg so thoroughly equipped we are now in annflitinn A ?"-1* X1 , w> uv uunci wuik man ever in the history of the church. Rev. J. Leigh ton Green has served this church eight years as pastor. Greenville: This church had a splendid Rally Day service in the Bible school, with a banner attendance and a good offering, though less than on some former days. The work is growing in interest as well as numerically in membership. Plans are being completed for a two weeks of Bible expositions, conducted by Rev. Dr. W. I. Carroll, of Texarkana, who is noted for his clear and spiritual interpretations of the Bible. The president of the State University, R. E. Vinson, D. D., LL. D ,.will preach for us on the last Sunday of this month, October 29th. He will be here to attend the North Texas Teachers' Association, which will be in session at that time, and at the invitation of the pastor, who has known him for years, will preach for us. Dr. Vinson is a Presbyterian minister, and for years was president of the Austian Presbyterian tk/>al??i? * ? * ~ " AucuiuBitai ouminary, a man of broad views, deep intellectuality and great personal magnetism. Let us begin now to advertise his coming. His sermons will be a rare treat. A committee from Paris camped with the pastor, Rev. T. O. Perrin, all day Thursday, urging his acceptance of a call to the First church of that city. Their whole demeanor was flattering and insistent. The pastor promised a definite reply by the 18th inst. Hlllsboro: The Sunday school observed October 1st as Rally Day, using COMPARATIVE Foreign MJssi i Receipts applicable to regular a] September. Churches Churches, Bra7.il Sunday-schools Sunday-schools, Brazil Sunday-schools, Japan Societies Societies, Brazil Societies, Japan Miscellaneous donations Legacies For six months, April 1 to Sep Churches Churches, Brazil Churches, Japan Sunday-rchoola Sunday-schools, Brazil Sunday-schools, Japan Societies Societies. Brazil Societies, Japan Miscellaneous donations Miscellaneous donations, Brazil .... Miscellaneous donations, Japan Legacies Initial appropriation (or year ending Additional appropriation to October i Deficit March 31, 1916 . < Amount now needed (or year Amount needed each month, $47,500 The amount received in the six mo budget is $8,912.96. Nashville, Tennessee, September 5 (849) 21 the Instructive program suggested by our Executive Committee on SabbathBchool Work. There waB a larger attendance than usual and the collection (or Sunday-school Extension amounted to $6.80. It was the day ot the quarterly Communion in the church, and the pastor announced the names of three members received by certificate during the last quarter. WEST VIRGINIA. Hlllsboro: Rev. W. H. Mlley, D. D.f Assembly's superintendent of the Evangelistic Work, will begin evangelistic services, to be engaged in by the Methodist and Presbyterian congregations of thfe place on October 29th. We are earnestly praying that God will bless the coming of Dr. Miley among us and that we may have a gracious outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Services will be held in Oak Grove ^church. Princeton: This church has recently enjoyed the privilege of a series of services conducted by the Rev. R. D. Carson, D. D., of Saltville, Va. Dr. Carson's sermons were strong. Scriptural, searching and evangelistic, and the church has been greatly benefited by them. A number of the young people have come before the Session for admission to the Communion and are being given a special course of training for church membership. It is to be hoped that steps will soon be taken by the church towards securing a new site for a church building, which is greatly needed. The present building was erected about thirty years ago when Princeton was a village of 600 people. The growth of the town in the last ten years from the building of the Virginian Railway has been rapidly extending eastward and has left the present building in one end of the town, which has now seven thousand people. L. W. I. ! STATEMENT, ion Reclpts. ppropriations: 1916. 1916. . . .$ 14,734.87 | 11,921.00 6.66 480.60 204.49 505.26 10.00 292.56 3,454.89 2,847.24 8.00 17.00 1,678.83 1,055.53 % 20,879.11 6 16,337.82 18.26 $ 20,879.11 6 16,356.08 tember 30, 1916: 1916. 1916. . . .$ 96,363.43 % 89,038.56 93.73 4.00 17.62 3,390.94 2,608.20 9,161.76 143.01 9,330.28 . .. 23,279.18 19,428.99 100.95 30.00 108.38 . .. 10,667.99 11,423.42 19.11 2.12 8143,144.10 1131,857.57 6,498.59 1,907.69 $148,642.69 $133,765.26 ; March 31, 1917 1506,034.17 II, 1917 1,429.17 1507,463.34 62,766.04 1570,229.38 .00. nth8 period for objects outside the Edwin P. Willis, Treasurer. 10, 1916.