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PaMlahfd ?t?kly by rhs PrMbrtirtan Co.. Inc. REV. WM. 8. CAMPBELL. Richmond, Vs.; RET. A. A. LITTLE, D. D.. Atlanta. Qk Editors. T?rmi of Subscription. Pi I?. ? Two dollars t year In tdrtnci. I( ptjr ?it la delayed three months, ll.N. Foreign eooatrU*. one dollar additional. Receipt*. ? The lab?l on the wrapper U a receipt ter payment. If label is not chanced within two weoka after your remittance please notify us. Discontinuances. ? We find thst s largs majority of our subscribers prefer not to hare their subscrip tions interrupted and their files broken in ease they fail to remit before expiration. It is therefors assumed, unices notification to discontinue is re eeired. that the subscriber w shea no nterruption in kia series. Notification to discontinue can be sent in ot any time during the year, provided all arrearags is paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself? don't ask the postmaster to do it. Change of Address. ? Give the old as well as ths ?sw address, and full address in all oorrespondsnce. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "Ths Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notices of death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituary notioes and rooohitions of respect of Sessions. Societies, etc., are aharged for at the rate of one oent a word. Cor roopondents should see that all names are written distinctly. Address. ? The Presbyterian of the South, Room 306 Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th and Main Sts., Richmond. Va. Entered as second-class mattei, June 18, 1010, at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of Maroh 3. 1870. Cburcl) i^etos BENEVOLENT CAUSES. Contributions to the benevolent causes of the General Assembly should be sent to the treasurer of each cause as here indicated: Foreign Missions: Mr. Edwin F. Willis, 154 Fifth Avenue, North Nashville, Tenn. Assembly's Home Missions: Mr. A. N. Sharp, 1522 Hurt Building, At lanta, Ga. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: Mr. John Stites, 122 South Fourth Avenue, Louisville. Ky. Publication and Sabbath-School Work: Mr. R. E. Magill, 6 North Sixth Street. Richmond, Va. Assembly's Training School: Rev. William Megginson, 6 North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. Bfble Cause: American Bible So ciety, Bible House, New York, N. Y. Synodical Home Missions: Send to treasurer of Home Missions of the Synod to which the church or indi vidual contributor belongs. Presbytertal Home Missions: Send to treasurer of Home Missions of the Presbytery to which church or indi vidual contributor belongs. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ~The General Assembly of the Pres byterian Church in the United States will convene in the South Highlands church, Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, May 17, 11 A. M? and be opened with a sermon by the Rev. C. W. Graf ton D. D., the moderator of the last Assembly, who will also conduct the communion service Immediately fol lowing. The clerks will be in the church Wednesday evening and Thursday morning until 11 o'clock, for the pur pose of enrolling the commissioners, who are requested to report promptly after arrival and present their com missions, first triking out the names of alternate or principal who is not present. Special railroad rates have been granted, more particular information concerning which will bo published later. Thomas H. Law, Stated Clerk, J. D. Leslie, Permanent Clerk. VIRGINIA. Richmond: During the last two weeks evangelistic services have been held in nearly all the Protestant churches of this city. They were marked by earnest and faithful preach ing and by large congregations. There has not yet been time to collect all the reports from these meetings. But reports received indicate that there have been more than two thousand profssions of faith. ? Second Church: The special ser vices in this church in connection with the simultaneous meetings held throughout the city, closed on last Sabbath, April 1st. They were most delightful and inspiring, and we trust much good will result from them, in the awakening and reconsecration of the church members and in the con version of the unsaved, both phases being beautifully and helpfully pre sented by the speakers. Our spring communion will be held on the third Sabbath of this month, at which time we hopefully expect to see further fruit from the services through which we have just passed; surely such ear nest and forcible presentation of the Kospel must have touched the hearts of all who heard the same. Richmond Student Volunteer Union held its March meeting in the Union Theological Seminary chapel on last Saturday evening, March 24. and the occasion was one of inspiration and enjoyment, not only to the members of the union, but also to a large audi ence of visitors. After a brief busi ness session, at which there were the reports of the standing committees of their work for the year Just clos ing. Dr. James I. Vance, of Nashville, Tenn., gave a most inspiring as well as delightful address on "Love for Christ the Motive of Christian Ser vice." Dr. Vance, besides being an orator and a great preacher, is a mis sionary enthusiast, and his services are in great demand, therefore the Richmond Volunteers were fortunate in having him to address them. His address on Saturday night was a mas terpiece of eloquence and fell with convicting force on the heart of every one that heard him. The Richmond Student Volunteer Union is composed of fifty-five or sixty volunteers for the Foreign Mission field, represent ing Richmond College, the Medical College of Virginia, the Assembly's Training School, Union Theological Seminary, Randolph-Macon College at Ashland, and the city of Richmond. The union begins another year with this March meeting, and with a set of newly elected officers, which are as follows: President, Mr. G. W. Tay lor, of Union Theological Seminary; vice-president. Dr. E. W. Buckingham, of Medical College of Virginia; secre tary and treasurer, Miss Peachy Wil son, Richmond city; assistant secre tary. Miss Sarah Hansell. of the As sembly's Training School. Richmond Colored Work: The Sun day-school at the Seventeenth Street mission has recently been encouraged by visits from Rev. John E. Little, of Louisville, Ky., and Mr. W. C. Smith, of Richmond, editor of the Missionary Survey and Onward. Both of these men made interesting talks to the school and workers. The month of March has witnessed the lowest and the highest attendance of the year. The former was due to a storm which came at the very hour for service, and the latter to Rally Day, held on the last Sunday of the month. The program for this day consisted largely of singing. An interesting blackboard talk was given by Mr. F. C. Symons, of the Seminary. A special effort is being made in the Sunday-school and the Junior Endeavor Society to have the children carry their Bibles with them, and the workers are glad of the response that the appeal is meet ing. The Junior Society now has a membership of seventy-five, and they are gradually taking on the ideas of a full-grown Christian Endeavor So ciety. A wall pledge is the latest ac quisition. The members have voted to assess themselves certain dues In order that they may enjoy stereopti con pictures for ten minutes each meeting. The topic for the evening is very often illustrated by this method in such a way as to cause it to linger with them longer. The entire work of the mission has been very encour aging during the past month. West Hanover Presbytery meets with Arvon church, April 24, 8 P. M. Every minister will please write to W. McC. Miller, Arvonia, Va., whether he is coming, and give also the names of all bis elders that expect to attend. The noon-day east and west bound trains at Bremo arc due at Arvonia at 2 P. M. on present schedule. FLORIDA. liukcluiul: Dr. C. I. Stacy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, has recently been presented a new Ford car by the members of his church and congregation, a number of tour ists having contributed to the fund. This is a very gracious and kindly act upon the members of this church, and one which Dr. Stacy much ap preciates. It enables him to get around among his membership better and greatly aids him in his work. ? The Evening Telegram. Tampa Heights Church: This church participated in the "City Wide Evangelistic Movement" recently con cluded in the city of Tampa. The pastor. Rev. J. Logan Irvin, led the campaign for the church, doing all the preaching for eight days. A great deal of interest was manifested in the meetings by the church members and others, a distinct refutation of the idea that a pastor cannot successfully conduct his own evangelistic services. There were nine professions of faith in Christ, one being received by letter with several more promising to come in that way in the near future. Re cently two additional elders and an other deacon, all fine men, were or dained and installed for the work by the church. The prospect seems very encouraging for the future growth and usefulness of the church. Tampa: During the first weeks of March many churches of different de nominations held simultaneous evan gelistic services here. The First Presbyterian church enjoyed the op portunity of hearing Dr. Albert Sid ney Johnson, from the South High land church, of Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Johnson is a forceful speaker, who earnestly brought his interpretation of the gospel message to the large congregations that gathered to hear him. There were many accessions to the church by these meetings. This, however, is but one of the avenues of gain to religious endeavor. To quote Dr. Tims at one of the conferences: "More than enlarged memberships had come to the allied churches. The spirit of Christian harmony that led preachers of different denominations to work together to the same ends without a discordant word or thought and brought their congregations in loving co-operation, forgetting doc trinal differences in zeal for the sal vation of souls, is more to be prized than the enlarged rolls of member ship without that animating spirit." L. L. GEORGIA. Commerce: At a meeting of the session of this church last Sunday morning. Ruling Elder William S. Mize was elected principal, and Ruling Elder William R. Burns alternate, to represent the church at the spring meeting of the Athens Presbytery, which will assemble in Gainesville, Ga., on April 10. Cuthbcrt: Rev. George F. Robert son, D. D., one of our Assembly evan gelists, began a meeting of two weeks in the Presbyterian church of Cuth bert on the second Sabbath of March. He preached with great earnestness and power twice and three times each day. One of the pastors said he put his life in the meeting. The congrega tions were very large and attentive and increased day by day. Gr,eat good was done as shown by the many cards for reconsecratlon and confes sion that were signed. Dr. Robertson is an evangelist of deep piety and marked ability. He did not hesitate to denounce sin in all of its forms. Any church that secures his services will be very fortunate indeed. The writer hopes to secure him in a meet ing at Fort Gaines during the month of May. He delivered an illustrated lecture on "The Great Pyramid" on the night after tho meeting closed which was both very instructive and entertaining. A. H. A. MARYLAND. Springfield and Harmony: These churches, located at Sykesville and I,isbon, respectively, have been served most acceptably for more than a year by Rev. W. H. Muirhead. In Janu ary he was stricken with infantile paralysis, affecting his body from the arms downward. His wife and two nurses, with Dr. D. B. Sprecher, his elder and local physician, have given him untiring attention. A spe cialist was called from Baltimore and a few weeks were spent in a Balti more hospital, but all to no purpose, it seems, so far as any improvement is concerned. He is now back home in Sykesville in a critical condition. At his solicitation I have tried to arrange with some undergraduate of the Semi nary for summer work, but thus far unsuccessfully. Still a young man, Mr. Muirhead has the heartiest sym pathy of his people and of the Pres bytery as well. W. R. McElroy, Supt. University, Va. NORTH CAROLINA. Davklson: In the absence of the pastor. Dr. Richards, his congrega tion was privileged to hear at the mid week meeting last night Rev. Mr. Waucliope, of the Cornelius-Bethel group of churches. He spoke interest ingly of lessons to be drawn from the transfiguration Incident as portrayed in the gospels. The senior class ha# decided to present as its gift to the College a flag pole. The pole is to be about a hundred f?et high and will be set in a concrete base in front of Chambers building. Mr. John Hill, superintendent of College grounds, will have charge of its erec tion. It is understood that the con tract for the $25,000 new gymnasium will be given this week. It is to bo of brick and practically three stories high, the basement being above ground. Here are the team rooms, shower rooms and lockers. The main floor of the gymnasium room is 58 feet by 91 feet, with balcony on three sides. The floor is of hard maple and trusses overhead of steel; the pitch is two stories. The building is 91 by 95% feet outside dimensions, with a high pillared porch in front. The character is colonial. The campus and town generally appreciates the honor done Professor Pulton in his electio" at the recent meeting in Macon, 0* to the presidency of that section tfie great Conference for Education and Industry devoted to the teachln* of English in the South. Konly: On the 8th of February w# organized Center Ridge Presbyteri?? church with fifteen members. W commission was composed of Re?- ?*' K. Hall, of Lillington, and Rev. T. I^assiter. of Benson; Ruling ers J. H. KIrby and W. H. EdgertoO of Kenly. The service was very pressive, and the sermons preach^ by Mr. Hall and Mr. Lasslter will ** (Ceatlnuwl on pat* 17)