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his pastoral relation dissolved. Presbytery was most hospitably en tertained by the people of Walhalla, and their new church building was very much admired. W. H. Mills, S. C. ARKANSAS. The Presbytery met in regular ses sion at Lonoke, Ark., April 17th, at 7:45 P. M. with every available min ister on the roll present and with a large attendance of sessional repre ? sentatlves. Rev. Hay Watson Smith was chosen moderator and Rev. R. H. Visor tem porary clerk. Ministers Received: Rev. W. S. La cey from Albemarle Presbytery; Rev. J. H. Davies. from Palmyra Presby tery. and Rev. Wm. H. McCarroll, from New Albany Presbytery, U. S. A. Dismissals: Rev. Chas. Morris to Asheville Presbytery, and Candidate Hugh Robertson to Western Texas Presbytery. At the request of the Session of the Second church of Little Rock the Presbytery sent up to the Assembly the following overture: "That the General Assembly at its meeting at Rirmingham, Ala., May 17th, 1917, take the necessary steps toward or ganic union with the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A." The recognition of the Ad Interim Committee on Mileage was placed on the docket for final action at the fall meeting, and the several sessions were urged to give careful attention to the whole matter in the meantime. Reports of all the permanent com mittees show an encouraging evidence of decided progress throughout the bounds of the Presbytery. Devalls Bluff, Ark., was chosen as the place for the next regular meeting. October 16tli, 1917. After a delightful and profitable session with the good people of Lon oke the Presbytery closed its ses sion to meet in adjourned session at Black Rock, Ark., May 3rd, at 7:30 P. M. T. J. Horn, S. C. ST. JOHNS. The Presbytery of St. Johns met at Wauchula, Fla., April 17, at 8:45 P. M. Addresses of welcome on behalf of the city and the local churches were made to which the Presbytery re sponded in a happy vein. Owing to the lateness of the hour, caused by a delayed train, the opening sermon was omitted and the retiring moderator. Rev. C. W. Latham, yielded the gavel to his successor, Rev. J. R. C. Brown. Twenty-one ministers and sixteen rul ing elders were in attendance. Received: Rev. W. J. Garrison was received from the Presbytery of North Alabama and Rev. W. F. Randolf from the Presbytery of French Broad, U. S. A. Installations: Order was taken for the Installation of Rev. W. 3. Garri son as pastor of the St. Petersburg church, and of Rev. J. F. McKlnnon afe pastor of the Oakland church. New Churches: The orgination of three new churches during the year was reported two of these being in new territory where the Presbyterian Church has been the first to enter. Home Missions: Rev. J. F. Wln nard was re-elected superintendent of Home Missions for another year, and he was instructed to give as much time as possible to the securing of funds for the Church Erection Asso ciation formed by Presbytery The funds for the erection of the Ybor City church were reported as prac tically In haud and all In readiness for letting the contract. Foreign Missions: A popular meet ing was arranged in th? Interest of this cause and a report Qf Hit Lay men's Convention at New Orleans was given by Rev. G. H. Turpln. Sabbath Schools: The report of this committee showed a commendable in crease both in membership and in gifts. Education and Relief: The Presby tery has three candidates under its care, two of whom are satisfactorily pursuing their studies, the third hav ing been interrupted by ill health. Four beneficiaries are receiving need ed and well deserved aid from the Louisville committee. Addresses: According to a careful ly prepared program, addresses were made by various brethren of the Pres bytery on: The Importance and Meth ods of Evangelism; Our Young Peo ple's Work and its Problems; Pastoral Visiting; Deacon's Work. Next Meeting: Ft. Meade was se lected as the place of the fall meet ing, and by a relising vote Presbytery expressed its cordial thanks to the people of Wauchula for their gener ous hospitality. P. H. Hensley, Jr., S. C. TEXAS-MEXICAN. The Texas-Mexican Presbytery held its spring meeting in San Antonio, Texas, April 18-23, 1917. Nearly all its ministerial members were present and a good number of ruling elders representing the various churches. The business sessions were very in teresting. All the workers and many of the sessions made very encouraging re ports, the conspicuous note of which was: "We have our hands full; we have more work tliar. we can attend to." Really our Presbytery has a field that is "white already to harvest." We have also the workers, but where Is the money to support them? Three of our candidates for the ministry, I. D. Herrera, A. Marquez and H. T. Marroquin, were licensed to preach the gospel. The Presbytery assigned fields for two of them, but cannot assign field to the other one, not for lack of field, but for lack of support. We have a great field, where many people are eager to hear the message of salvation, and also we have here a young man eager to go and preach the gospel of salvation, but how can he go, if we cannot give him his support? May God move the hearts of some of his children who have means of this life and make them willing to support this young man. Rev. R. D. Campbell is tne Home Mission's chairman and he lives in San Antonio, Texas. t It was evident from the reports of our churches, by their sessions, that the spiritual life of our people Is at present better than it has been at any time in the past. The people are grasping the missionary spirit and in this we rejoice very much. Rev. R. 15. Campbell reported the organization of two new churches, one in Ganado, Texas, and the other in Bay City, Texas. Our Presbytery heard also with much pleasure that in several places our American brethren are displaying a great deal of Interest in the evangelization of the Mexican people. In Aransas Pass, for exam ple, the Ladies' Aid Society of Rev. C. E. Long's church Is supporting a young man, who is engaged in preach ing the gospel to the Mexicans there. The Presbyterian church in Beau mont, Texas, is doing some work among the Mexican people, and so are doing some other churches. This Is very encouraging to us as we realize how our people need the gospel, and of course, to evangelize the Mexican people or any other foreign people is a good bit of patriotism and at pres ent the patriotism spirit must be at the top of every other spirit, with only one exception, and that is the Christian spirit. To evangelize a foreigner is to gain a soldier who will fight for right and justice and for the true democracy, as democracy is a principle taught by the gospel. Mr. S. "Ramirez, a young man from the San Marcos church, was received as a candidate for the gospel ministry. We have had a year of continuous fight financially, but thank God our faithful workers have withstood all the attacks of want and need with a grim determination to become con querors. May God help them to en dure hardships and want for the Mas ter's cause. E. Trevino, S. C. CHEROKEE. The Presbytery of Cherokee met in Cedartown, Ga., Tuesday evening, April 10th. and was opetied with a sermon by Rev. L. G. Hames, retiring moderator. There were present 12 ministers and 15 ruling elders. Organization: Elder W. H. Steele, of Lafayette, was elected moderator and Rev. R. H. Orr temporary clerk. Business: This Presbytery devotes itself largely to the business side of its work and causes at its spring meetings and arranges for inspira tional conferences and popular meet ings at its fall sessions. Full and coniplete reports were made by all the committees on the various causes which showed that most of our churches were alive to the interest of the work of the Church at large. Conferences: The; Committe on Systmatic Beneficence was ordered to arrange for a conference on Steward ship; the Sommittee on Synodical Home .Missions for a popular meeting in the interest of this cause, and Rev. R. H. Orr was appointed to preach a sermon on Home Missions at the fall meeting. Sabbath School Missions: Mr. J. S. Robinson, Presbyterial Sabbath-school Evangelist, presented this work, re cently inaugurated under his direction in this Presbytery, with hopeful out look. Overture: The Assembly was over tured to publish in its Minutes the list of chairmen of Presbyterial commit tees on Assembly, Synodical and Lo cal Home Missions. Next Meeting: Lafayette, Ga., Sep tember 18, 1917. F. K. Sims, S. C. FAYETTEVELLE. Fayetteville Presbytery met at Red Springs, N. C.f April 17th, and was opened with a sermon by Rev. H. J. Mills. Rev. L. T. Wilds was elected mod erator, Rev. J. L. Fairly temporary clerk, and Rev. R. A. McLeod en grossing clerk. There were present 44 ministers and 78 elders, a total of 165. Rev. R. S. Latimer was granted a letter of dismission to Mecklenburg Presbytery. Rev. W. S. Mill was received from Atlanta Presbytery, and arrangements were made for installing him pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Fayettevllle. Rev. J. W. Goodman was received from Orange Presbytery, and arrangements made for installing him pastor- of Antioch church. Rev. A. W. Crawford was heard With pleasure in the interest of Syn odical Home Missions, and Rev. W. T. Walker was heard with equal interest in regard to Barium Springs Orphan age. The following churches raised the salaries of their pastors: Galatia, Church of the Covenant and Row land. One delightful feature of the Pres bytery was the dinner given the Pres bytery Thursday evening by Flora Mc Donald College. Mr. \V. E. Neal, who for a number of years has been a faithful Sunday school worker in Johnson county, was received under the care of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. Rev. Li. Smith was unanimously re elected evangelist for the Presbytery. The Committees on Home Missions. Foreign Missions, Publication and Sunday-school Work, Education and Ministerial Relief, and Systematic Beneficence all presented strong re ports. Presbytery adopted the apportion ments adopted by the meeting of Presbytery at Hamlet. The stated clerk has a limited number of copies of the Hamlet meeting of Presbytery, and if churches have lost their copies he will be glad to send them copies as long as the supply lasts. Presbytery adjourned to meet in the First Presbyterian church of Fay etteville, May 16th, at 12 M. J. K. Hall, S. C. MERIDIAN. Meridian Presbytery met in regular session in the First Presbyterian church, Laurel, Miss., and was opened by a sermon from the retiring mod erator, Rev. W. H. Mcintosh, on Qal. 3:25. Organization: Mr. J. J. Mcintosh, of Mars Point, moderator, and Rev. D. H. Scanlon, temporary clerk. There were 22 ministers and 28 ruling elders In attendance. Received: Rev. C. L. Power, from Atlanta Presbytery. Rev. Dr. M. E. Melvin was with us representing Synod's educational and home mission work. The Orphanage Report showed 65 children cared for, acknowledged the receipt of Increased contributlbna, but owing to the soaring of prices the need for regular contributions is great. The Presbyterial and Synodical Home Mission reports showed activi ty, and were encouraging. Education and Ministerial Relief: The report of Education, Ministerial Education and Ministerial Relief showed that we received for these causes $1,068.27 more than we con tribute, and increased liberality is urged. Synod's Committee engaged in educational work were commend ed to the churches, and support of this work was asked by Presbytery. The Foreign Mission Report showed more accessions in foreign fields than McShane Bell Fmndry Co. |HO BALTIMORE, MO. Anf CHURCH. CHIME u4 PEAL HUTMI D P I I C Memorials SKA DL L L a i Specialty RICHMOND PRESS INCORPORATED PRINTING & PUBLISHING BOOK, JOB AND COMMERCIAL PRINTING Minutes, Catalogues , Stationery , &c. GOVERNOR AND ROSS STREETS RICHMOND, VA.