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(Continued from page 9) each of the ministers of the other local churches, for Miss Stribling hav ing grown up in the community, is known and loved by all. Mr. J. W. Todd, of the Seneca church, spoke of the interest the neighboring Presby terian churches have and promised that they would not forget to follow the missionary with their prayers. In all this there was hardly one note of sadness, rather there was rejoicing, that this young woman, so well pre pared, should offer her life for this service. We do, indeed, hope that a lasting impression has been made upon the minds and hearts of the many young people present, and that some of them will follow. W. H. Mills. TEXAS. Presbytery of Central Texas will meet in the Chilton Presbyterian church Tuesday, September IS, 1917, at 8 P. M. Blanks for narratives will be furnished in due time. M. C. Hutton, Stated Clerk. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. Dr. A. R. Shaw, from Natchez, Miss., to Davidson, N. C. PERSONAL.. Dr. J. W. Bradley and family and Miss Nellie Sprunt, of our missionary force in China, are on their way to this country on furlough and should land in Vancouver in a few days. THAT LIBERTY LOAN OF YOURS. By Mildred Welsh. It was a little story of real human interest that the reporter of the New York Times happened on the other day. He was "covering" the trial of two notorious anarchists. "May it please, your honor," said the United States assistant district attorney, "we have with us the father of John Cal houn Allen, the young man brought before you some weeks ago for re fusing to register." Tall, straight, John Allen, fresh from the Kentucky hills, stepped forward. Blue, collar less shirt, corduroy trousers, loose hanging coat, heavy boots, wide hat, six feet two inches a man, he looked the judge in the eyes and began. "I started to write an answer to your letter, judge," he began, "then I thought I'd better come and Bee what was the matter with this boy of mine. I've got fl*re boys and this one's the oldest. The two next is in the army, though they ain't twenty-one yet, and the two youngest is going as soon as they are old enough. Judge, if you will let me take that con of mine back with me, I'll see that he comes to time when his country call*. There ain't going to be no quitters in the Allen family." "I have the utmost confidence in you," said the judge, "and I shall re lease your son in your custody, confi dent that you will see to it that be obeys the law and registers." "He'll register all right, judge," and his clear eyes flashed. Then he added simply: "If I had a thousand - sons and my country needed them, my country would get every one of 'em." Meantime the young fellow had been brought into the marshal's office. "Son," said the old man, with his hand on the boy's shoulder, "don't you know you don't come from no such stock as these slackers and quttterB or whatever else you call such cattle? No, you ain't crazy. Our folks don't go crazy. You're going to register, and you're going t? fight if your coun try calls you. Because if you don't," under the soft drawl of the moun taineer ran cold Bteel, "when I get you back home, I'll take you to the square and shoot you myself before all the folks." The tears sprang to the boy's eyes. "I'll register and I'll tight, too," he said. "Of course, you will," replied his father, because if you didn't you wouldn't be my son." Speaking of it afterwards, the judge said, "That old fellow is ono of the kind that makes the country great. He is a real American." Yes, of course, you already under stand about that Liberty Loan of yours. All you are waiting for is to find out exactly where to lend it. A good many miles from every where in Floyd County, Va? by ox team, horseback, old lumbering hack, or plucky little Ford, but not by rail, there are two mountain schools ? training camps, if you please. One of them is down among the hol lows, where Shooting Creek runs be tween the hills. The other, if you go over the mountain down Runnit Bay and across Bumble Bee Flat is nine or ten miles away, quite on the top of a "heaven kissing hill." There through these summer days, volunteer teachers are training (with out pay) the children of the hills. Doing their bit, you see. for God and country. And that, yes, you have guessed it, is what you Liberty Loan is for ? to keep these schools going. For you realize quite clearly that in the great hour coming on, your coun try is going to need every one of these boys and girls, real Americans, in whose veins runs no pale drop of slacker blood, to make that Liberty Loan of yours, a loan on your interest will be 100 per cent. What a vision! America's re serves ? held back among the moun tains for the hour of her need. Trained, disciplined, prepared, her own sons and daughters come, clean, strong, unafraid, ready In the hour when God and their country call. Contributions for this cause should be marked "Volunteer Teachers' Fund" and sent to Rev. D. J. Woods, treasurer, Blacksburg, Va. CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIAN LIFE AND DOCTRINE. This recent conference at Montreat, known by a name suggestive of ab truse and abstract thought, has been one of the most helpful and attractive of the entire series. The chief speakers were Dr. Neil L. Anderson, acting president of the Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas, and Dr. Thornton Whaling president of the Theological Seminary at Columbia, S. C. The task assigned Dr. Whaling was the discussion of the fundamental doctrines of our Church, which we are all supposed to believe to begin with and which we usually tie up in brown paper and deposit neatly out of sight on the top shelves of our mental book case. The tremendous solemnity and energy with which* Dr. Whaling handled these great doctrines, the in tense interest of his audiences and the realization of the import of such vital truths go a long way towards proving that modern conditions of thought have not robbed "doctrinal preaching" of its power. After this feast of doctrine the au dience heard a series of strong ad dresses on practical Christian living and aggressive soul winning by Dr. Neil Anderson. This excellent course of study was most suggestive in show ing workers how to put their doctrines Into practice. Each evening Mr. Norman A. Bald win, of Greensboro, N. C., gave enter taining lectures on the stereopticon Bliden made from photographs taken by himself in his twenty years' travel in the Orient. The music, in charge of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Morton, has been a beautiful feature of the daily programs of the week. The thousands of visitors and cot tage dwellers at Montreat feel that they are indeed having a feast of good things, and the young people are simply having the time of their lives with the sports incidental to lako and -mouutain regions. SUNDAY-SCHOOLS AT MONTREAT. By Mamie Bays. During the past year Sunday school work in the Southern Presby terian Church made rapid strides for ward, in every department, and this fact will add to the interest of the Sunday-school conference to be held at Montreat, N. C., July 20th, to Au gust 5th, under the direction of the Sunday-school Department of this church. There has been an increase In mem bership of 14,000 in the Sunday schools of Southern Presbyterianism the past year, bringing the total Sun day-school enrollment to 340,000, which is an enrollment lacking less than 20,000 of being equal to the entire membership of the Church. The General Assembly of this Church includes in its territory the sixteen Southern States and in these States are 3,500 Presbyterian Sunday schools. More than 3,000 of the teachers in these Sunday-schools are taking regular courses in teacher training, in order to equip them selves to do the most effective work as teachers. The importance of sys tematic and thorough courses in teacher training will be strongly em phasized on the program of the Mon treat conference. Another fact of special Interest in connection with the Sunday-school work of this church is the emphasis placed upon the extension phase of the same, and to this end thirty-two field workers are devoting their entire time in fourteen States of the Assem bly, their support being provided en tirely by the Sunday-school depart ment of the church. The crowning feature of the ac complishment of the Sunday-school is evangelistic and of special Interest In this connection is the fact that of the 35,813 members added to the South ern Presbyterian Church the past year, fifty-five per cent of this num ber came from the Sunday-school. The fact that one entire week at Montreat this summer is to be de voted to the consideration of Sunday school work is but one evidence of the increase of Interest In this par ticular work of the Church. During this conference many of the speakers who will be heard are recognized as authority on the Sunday-sc'hool work of the Church, and others are of na tional reputation in this regard. Much that will be done durng ths confer ence will emphasize the reecnt striking utterance of Rev. Eugene C. Caldwell, of Union Theological Seminary, Rich mond, that "whether America stays Christian depends on the Sunday school" and "Save the children of to day if you would save the Church and nation of tomorrow." The fact will be emphasized during this conference that "the church of tomorrow walks in the boys and girls of today." CHRISTIAN WORKERH' CONFER ENCE, AT JACKSON, KY. By William T. McElroy. A Sunday-school Institute and Christian Workers* Conference for the Presbytery of West Lexington was held at Jackson, Ky., July 10th to 16th. The conference was attended by two hundrod and forty delegates and speakers from outsido Jackson, while the Presbyterians of the town attended in largo numbers, especially at the night services. Tho unanimous testimony of all who attended was that it was tho best conference of the kind ever held in tho Presbytery. Tho conference opened on tho even ing of July 10th with an inspiring ad dress by Rev. William A. Cianfiold, D. D., president of Centre College, Danvillo, Ky., on tho subject. The Challenge of To-day to Church and State." Addresses of wolcome were made by local speakers, and were re sponded to by Mr. Thomas B. Talbot, - Superintendent of Homo Missions of West Lexington Presbytery, to whose untiring efforts the conference was principally due. Tho later sessions of the conference were devoted to the discussion on the several days of various features of the work of the Presbytery. Wednesday was "Mountain Workers' Day," prac tically all of tho speakers being the men and women engaged in the Home Mission work of the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly In the moun tain territory of West Lexington Pres bytery. Thursday was "Woman's Day," when the sessions were presided over by Miss Graddy Hunter, Of Versailles, and several addresses were made by women who are engaged in Sunday-school, educational and social betterment work in the mountain sections. Friday and Saturday were devoted to the discussion of the work of the Sunday-school, Mr. W. K. Massie, of the First church, Lexington, presiding on the first day, and Mr. Talbot the second day. The last day of the con ference, Sunday, was devoted to the holding of a model Sunday-school and Young People's Society by visiting delegates, and to the dedication of the beautiful new Guerrant Memorial Presbyterian church at Jackson. At this dedication service the sermon was preached by Rev. Edwin Muller, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Lexington, and an address was made by Rev. H. L. Cockerham, of Troy, Ky., on "What This Church Mfcy Mean to the Mountains." Three years ago the Presbyterian church here was destroyed by Are and a year later the cornerstone of the new church was laid by Dr. E. O. Housekeei>er Wanted ? Lady capa ble of taking entire control of dining room, kitchen and pantry. Address Superintendent Petersburg Hospital, Petersburg, Va. Wanted ? A teacher in a private home at Mill Gap, Highland County, Vir ginia. It is desired that she be able to teach music and tho free school branches as far as the eighth grade. Number of pupils, three. Salary, *20 per month, board and washing. Ad dress H. F. Herold, Mill Gap, Va. JAMES SPRUNT INSTITUTE. A Preparatory School for QJrls. High standard, thoroughly Chris tian, classical, cultured and practical. "Cheaper than living at home." Next session begins September 6th. For catalog, etc., address W. F. Ilolllngsworth, Pres. Kenonsville, N. C. SuAuner Resort, Lewlsburg, W. Va., 2,300 feet above sea level. Invigo rating climate, beautiful mountain scenery. A delightful Presbyterian community. Bible conference July 29-August 12. Board at reasonable rates at Lewlsburg Seminary from July 16 to August 31. For informa tion address the 'President, Lewls burg Semlnury, Box 76.