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MHth?d mtkly by tk? Pmfci f I? C*., Inc. **?. WB B. CAMPBELL. Richmond . Vs.; UT A. A. LITTLE. D. D.. Ttrau of Suh?rrtp Hon . Mm. ? Two do Mar* a ;h r fn tdftoct. If pay MBl Is Mtyad throe month*. |).H. Foreign ?lUllw, one dollar additional. ?omtyts. ? Ths label on th* wrapper U a receipt for payrr ?nt If label U not changed within two wmu after jour remittance pl*u? notify ua. DtaconthKMOCM. ? We find that a Urn majority tt oar subscribers prefer not to hare their subscrip tion* interrupted and their files broken in ease they fail to remit before expiration. It is therefor* assumed. uiilen notification to discontinue is ro eeived. that the subscriber w shed no nterruption in ki* series Notification to discontinue can be sent In at any time during the year, provided all arrearage la paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write u* yourself ? don't aak the postmaster to ao it. Chant* of Address. ? Giro the old as well a* th* ??? address, and full addreas in all correspondence. ? omittance*. ? Make all remittano** to "Th* Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notices of death, limited to fifty word*, are published free. Obituary notioe* and roaotutions of respect of Sessions, Societies, etc.. are ?haraed for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondents should see that all name* are written distinctly. Address. ? The Presbyterian of th* South, Roojb SOS Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th ami Main Sts., Richmond. Va. Entered as aeoond-class matter, June IA, 1010, at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under th* a*t of March 3. 1879. Cburcl) J3tetoS VIRGINIA. Hui?|i?leii-Nicliu\v College: At a re cent meeting the Board of Trustees decided to shorten the session and eliminate almost all of the usual com mencement features in view of the present war situation. Examinations will end on May 31st, and very brief graduating exercises will he held in Mcllwaine chapel that evening. In omitting the elaborate program that customarily marks the conclusion of the college session, the board has en deavored to be in accord with the sug gestion of President Wilson as to sim plifying all public functions. Since the message to Congress was delivered on April 2d the students have been engaged in daily drill, and have made rapid progress in their grasp of military tactics. Every stu dent in college signed an agreement to do this work and at a competitive drill just held between the two stu dent companies both acquitted them selves with high credit. Company B. under the command of student Cap tain E. T. Neal, of Richmond, won the honors of the day. All of the members of the senior class, save one, are of military age. Quite a large number of the lower classmen are also subject to the Gov ernment's call. A large proportion of the students will go to the farm after the session closes and will thus en deavor to "do their bit" in the cam paign for national preparedness. Cadet Captain W. M. Ellingsworth and Cadet Captain Sergeant W. R. Williams, of Richmond, were, by the courtesy of the V. P. I. authorities, detailed t.o take charge of the mili tary training here and have proven most skilful and acceptable. Br<?okneal: Rev. B. F. Bedinger, evangelist of Roanoke Presbytery, conducted a meeting here beginning the first Sunday and continuing through the second Sunday of May. A great deal of interest was manifest from the very beginning. A cold rain fell for two or three days, yet a good crowd was present at each service. Mr. Bedinger preached the word with his usual simplicity and power, and we feel that his stay with us has strengthened us and given us new zeal and courage in the Master's work. The communion of the Lord's Supper was celebrated last Sunday, at which time four were received on profession of faith and one on statement from the B&ptUt church. Chiirrliville: Lochwillow and Union, Kov. William C. White, pastor, will have as assistant for the summer months Rev. W. Emmet Davis, of Salters, S. C. Mr. Davis has spent two summers already In this work, and both pas tor and people will welcome him back. Preparations are going 011 for the cen tennial celebration on July 29tli of Old Union church. Olivet: Rev. W. W. Sprouse was installed at this church 011 the even ing of May 3rd. Rev. A. M. Fraser, D. D., presiding and preaching the sermon; Rev. William C. White charg ing the pastor and making the prayer; Rev. D. K. Walthall, D. D., charging the people. A large congregation was gathored for the occasion, enjoyed the services, which were very appropriate, and giv ing the new pastor a very cordial wel come. 1/exiiigton: Sunday morning, May 20th, the session held a meeting, pro sided over by the assistant pastor. Rev. James N. Montgomery, as the senior pastor. Rev. Dr. A. T. Graham, is attending the General Assembly in Birmingham. A student of Washing ton and Lee University was received by the session on examination, and afterwards, at the morning session, made his public profession, and re ceived the ordinance of baptism. The pulpit was occupied in the morning by Mr. Montgomery, and at night by Dr. Henry Louis Smith, presi dent of Washington and Lee Univer sity. A. H. ALABAMA. ItirmiiiKhiun: Thirty-fifth Avenue church is located in North- Birming ham, Ala. The present supply is Rev. G. W. Tollett. He has been here less than one year, during which time he has met with the sad loss of his wife. The field is one that has had many and still has some features of peculiar dif ficulties, but it is one of great promise and is beginning to yield encouraging results. During our meeting we did much house to house and personal work; visiting sixty-five homes and many places of business, having a word of prayer in almost every home where we went. The attendance and interest were most encouraging as well as the visible results. Some promised to erect family altars; many pledged themselves to better lives. Sev eral declared "their purpose to unite with other churches. We received seventeen members into our church, all of whom were heads of families except three. There were twenty-eight children dedicated to God in baptism. Six officers were elected, ordained and installed, viz., as elders, Walter Aslin and T. C. Park; and as deacons, W. J. King. J. W. Godwin, G. L. Lyda' and Fred. Hennigan. The sum of $35.81 waa raised for all purposes. The sum of $249.60 was pledged towards an in crease of the minister's salary. They have a most active Ladies' Aid Society, a good Sunday-school and Young Peo ple's Society. Wm. H. Richardson. APPAIjAOHIA. At the request of the Home Mis sions Committee of Holston Presby tery, the Home Missions Committee of the Synod of Appalachla directed me as evangelist to give my time for six months to Holston Presbytery, in order to get the Home Mission work organized and systematized. Since Aprfl the first I have been working on this problem, and am glad to say that the Home Mission churches which I have visited have increased $1,600 in pastoral support, so that we now have arranged three pastorates, and are looking for men to supply them. They ara: 1st. Newport, Tenn., salary $1,000.00, and tlicy want a man for whole time. 2nd. Four churches. Spruce Pine, Grassey Creek, Newdale and Vian's Valley, in Mitchell and Yancey Counties, N. C., salary $1>85.00, and 3rd, Meadow Creek, Leesburg and Rheatown churches in Tennessee, salary $1,170, and nice manse with five acres of land attach ed. This is* an all country group and offers a desirable field for a man who wants to live in the country, and is willing and able to do active work. A good many churches are yet to be visited and 1 shall hold meetings at as many places as possible during the summer. Frank D. Hunt, Evangelist. UEOKGIA. Presbytery of Atlanta will meet in adjourned session in the Central church of Atlanta Tuesday, June 5th, at 1 1 A. M. Important business. A full attendance is desirable. W. A. Murray, S. C. Atlanta: The great lire of Atlanta last week swept through the congre gation of the Westminster Presby terian church, destroying perhaps three-fourths of the homes of the members of this church. The fire swept through with such rapidity that few household goods were saved. The Westminster Presbyterian church and manse were entirely destroyed. The pastor, Rev. A. A. Little, lost all of his books save his study Bible. He also saved a few pieces of household fur niture. On the very night of the fire he took steps to secure a tent and seating, which was placed at once on the spacious grounds of the church. Sun day-school and church were held on Sunday morning, as usual. With the usual Atlanta spirit, the people are preparing to rebuild their homes, and in a few months no doubt many of the people will be living in their accustomed places. The church is looking forward very hopefully to a large Influx of new people, who will no doubt come in as soon as the houses are rebuilt. The people are full of gratitude to the Almighty God that there were no casualties save one among the thousands of people who were made homeless, and are also grateful to the thousands of friends, in the city of Atlanta and outside, who have ex pressed their sympathy both by words and deeds. Ail the other churches in this dis trict of the city, of the Methodist and Baptist faiths, were burned and their pastors' homes. Rev. W. H. Wiley, Superintendent of Evangelism for the General Assem bly, and Rev. John Goff, evangelist for Atlanta Presbytery, lost their house hold effects and their libraries. A. A. Little. FLORIDA. Muscogee and Milton: Dr. William E. Mcllwaine, the evangelist of Florida Presbytery, has just been with me in a series of services in these churches. Much good was accom plished in revival of members, and a number of accessions. At Muscogee, one young man signified his willing ness to become a candidate for the ministry. Dr. Mcllwaine's preaching Is of a high order, plain, practicable and convincing. His splendid ser mons were enjoyed by all. The churches of this Presbytery that fail to secure his services will miss a rare and most excellent opportunity. Those who wish him may write Dr. A. S. Moffett, Pensacola. W. F. Harris, KENTUCKY. Jackson, Ouerrant Memorial: On Sunday, the 13th, the Guerrant Me morial Presbyterian church was for mally opened. However, it was not dedicated. It is hoped that in the not far distant future this may be done, but not until the entire debt has been subscribed. The first ser vice to be held was a sunrise prayer meeting, conducted by Mr. Thomas B. Talbot, Home Mission secretary of West Lexington Presbytery. This was a most impressivo and beautiful ser vice. Dr. William Cumming, of Win chester, Ky., an old friend of Dr. Guerrant's and pastor of a church of which one son is a member, preach ed the opening sermon. This was largely attended and said to be one of the best sermonB ever heard here. In the afternoon, Mr. Horace Taylor, socretary of Morgan's Men in Ken tucky, of which Dr. Guerrant was a member, conducted a memorial ser vice. There were many beautiful tributes paid this great lover of the mountain people by men who knew him best. Morgan's men are giving the new church their beautiful pews, while the U. D. C.'s of Kentucky are giving the pulpit furniture. Miss Kitty McMullen, of China, spoke at the the Christian Endeavor meeting in the evening and at the Sunday school service. This was greatly en joyed. The evening service was greatly attended and the hearers deeply impressed by the sermon of Rev. A. H. Doak, pastor of Dr. Guer rant's home church at Wllmore, Ky. There were a number of out-of-town visitors. The church has been greatly admired, and a cut will be sliown in the next issue of this paper. Those who responded to the invita tions by gifts of money we wish to thank, and those who during the erec tion of this church have given so lib erally and cheerfully we heartily thank. There Is still a debt of several hundred dollars, and any who wish to contribute may feel sure their gifts will be appreciated. This church will ever perpetuate the memory of its founder by being of great service in this wide home mission field. MISSISSIPPI. Ackerman: The people of Acker man have enjoyed the privilege of hearing the Rev. John Wood, of Uma tlllo, Fla., in a ten-days' series of services, closing May 20th. Rev. Mr. Wood is a forceful preacher. The truth was presented in clear, plain language so that every person mignt get a lesson for everyday life. Those who attended regularly and prayer fully received great blessings and re newed strength for their Christian life. Mr. Wood and the local pastor, Rev. H. S. Henderson, are now con ducting a meeting at Louisville. The prayers and good wishes of the Ack erman people go with the ministers that they may bring blessings from God to the people of Louisville. H. NORTH CAROLINA. Davidson: Taking the place of the regular mid-week prayer meeting there was held In the Presbyterian church last evening a Joint meeting of the several denominations to effect a temporary organization of a Red Cross chapter, preliminary to formal application for admittance in due form into the National or American Red Cross. Dr. J. M. McConnell pre sided, a large choir of young people sang a number of appropriate hymns and songs, and Rev. W. A. Jenkins, of the Methodist ?hurch, led in prayer. By a previously arranged program, brief remarks setting forth the his tory of, the purpose of, the need for, the needs of and the conditions to be met In seeking admittance Into the (Continued on page 17) 4 ,?