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The Presbytery of Eastern Texas met in Coltharp church, Kennaril, Texas. September 11. 1917, at 11 A. M. There were present uine minis ters and nine ruling elders. The open ing sermon was preached by Rev. E. P. Kennedy, 1). D., from the text, Philippians 4:9. Ruling Elder D. A. Singleton, of Lufkin. was chosen moderator, and Rev. T. H. Pollard, temporary clerk. Mr. Horace N. Cunningham was licensed to preach the gospel, and a call from the Sour Lake church for all his time was placed in his hands. A call for one-fourth his time was placed in the hands of Rev. S. M. Tenney, D. D., from the Brunswick church, and Mr. Tenney was allowed to hold the call for the present. The overture from the General As sembly relative to change in Rules of D.scipline. Chapter 12, general para graph 235, providing for transfer of names of communicants to roll of non-communicants, was answered in the negative, with the following reasons stated: 1. We believe it to be inconsistent with the inherent rights of church membership. 2. We believe it will make subject to gross abuse a power which, if exercised at all, should be done very wisely. 3. We believe the form of discipline pro vides for such cases as evidenced by non-attendance, as either a lack of vital relation to Christ, or an evil and contentious spirit. Foreign Missions: A stirring ap peal was made by tae chairman of Foreign Missions for more self-denial for tnis cause especially in view of increased cost of maintaining the work. Brief addresses were also made bv Rev. Messrs. G. C. Moore, T. H. Pollard and F. E. Robbins. All our Sunday-schools were urged to take at least one share in our African mission and to make a special study of this field in line with the Assem bly's seven-year plan. Home Missions: This Presbytery is very decidedly Home Mission terri tory, most of its churches being obliged to recei%e financial aid from Home Mission funds. Tne Commit tee is seeKing to develop these fields towards self-support by requiring a contribution from each group to the Home Mission treasury of an amount equal to at least one-third of tne amount received from Commu iiLLE KLDCiJh Si'iUMiS. It you have dyspepsia or' Indiges tion, or if you need a rest oi contem plate a vacation go to Blue Ridge Springs, away up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Write for booklet. B. Ellison, Manager, Blue Ridge 8prlngs, Virginia. The newly perfected calomel tablets that are wholly purified of all sickening and dangerous effects. Medicinal virtues vastly improved. In Sealed Packages 20 doses for 35 cents The next time you buy calomel ask for s (ce. While the Presbytery at present has no Presbyterial evangelist, con siuerable evangelistic worn i.as been done in tlie past lew months. stematic lieueiicence : The Pres Jjytery ailopted the buuget suggested by the Assembly's Committee tor the Assembly s causes t lie following being the amount per capita tor these causcs front tlie members of our cnurcaes: Foreign Missions, $2.04; Home Mis sions. $1.00; Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, $u.4o 4-5; Publica tion and Sunday-school Work. $0.11 4-.%; Bible Cause, $0.03 2-3. Our livery Member Canvass churches were urged to seek to arrange for stewardsnip meetings as planned by the Assemoly's Committee, and all our churcnes were urged to make the Every Member Canvass complete lor the next year. Presbyters was delightfully enter tained by tne people ot Kennard, and these people are specially to be com mended for the way they attended me meetings of Presbytery and their in terest manifested in the work of Pres bytery. The next stated meeting will be held in Sour Lake, oil the second Tues day in April at 8 P. M. Presbytery adjourned to meet in Palestine, Texas, October 16, 1917, at 2:30 P. M. F. E. Robbins, S. C. TYGARTS VALLEY. Presbytery was opehed Tuesday night. September 4tli, with a sermon from the retiring moderator, Rev. D. M. Stuckard, lrom the text. Rev. 19:13. Rev. W. W. McMorries was elected moderator, which spoke good things for the meeting, for he pre sided with his usual gentleness, and joviality. Upon calling the roll it was discovered that every minister of the Presbytery was present except one. There were present also a goodly num br of el lers. The distinctive feature of the meet ing was the large number of preach ing services. On Wednesday morn ing. although no service had been an nounced, a large number of people had assembled, and, upon motion, it was decided to have a sermon by a minister selected by the Devotional Committee. Rev. John McKinzie was selected, and immediately went to the pulpit, and after the singing of a hymn, preached a most excellent ser mon, from James 1:26, 27. Rev. W. \V. AlcMorries preached the sermon for the communion service on Wed nesday night. On Thursday Rev. Peter Vanderham delivered a lecture on his native country, Holland. Mr. John S. Cook, preached his trial ser mon before Presbytery, and Rev. W. T. Mann preached the Presbyterial sermon on the subject, "A Christian's Obligation to His God and to His Church." Mr. John S. Cook, who is now sup plying the church at Horton, Harman and Alpena, was examined and licensed to preach. Rev. James T. Pharr, who is supplying at Sutton and Burnsville, was present, and will be examined and licensed at the ad journed meeting at Elkins, October 3. W. T. Mann, S. C. ORANGE. Orange Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian church, Winston-Salem, N. C., September 18, 1917. Thirty nine ministers and twenty-three elders were present. The Rev. T. C Bales was elected moderator, and Revs. E. Frank Lee and T. W. Simp son temporary clerks. The Rev. Jonas Barkclay was received from Mecklen burg Presbytery. He has been called by a group of four churches, viz., Hawfields, Bethlehem, Bethany and Saxapahaw. Steps were taken for the ordination and installation of Licen tiate C. D. Whiteley in the churches of Durham, Second, and Blacknall Memorial, Durham, N. C. Most helpful conferences were held in connection with the reports on Sun day-schools, schools and colleges, For eign Missions, The Sabbath and Church and Christian Education. Flora Mc Donald College received especial at tention, and was warmly commended. Rev. Dr. Sweets, of Louisville, Ky., was present and made an excellent address on Christian Education and the great needs of Christian training and Christian influence in these troublesome times. The Home Mis sion report and also other reports were encouraging, in spite of the ter rible facts and influences growing out of the world war. Tlie following persons were nomi nated for commissioners to the next General Assembly. Ministers, C. P. Coble, alternate, W. D. Moss; W. 1'. Robertson, alternate, George W. Lee; It. M. Williams, alternate, F. M. Haw lev. Ruling elders, S. Strudwick, al ternate, S. Kuykendall; J. Harvey White, alternate, A. W. McAlister; J. M. Browning, alternate, D. E. Wilker son. The Presbytery appointed a com mittee to draft a resolution to be sent to the newspapers, and to the high government officials in Washington, imploring them to use all possible efforts to guard and preserve the sanctity of the Sabbath. The Rev. T. W. Simpson was elected permanent clerk, to assist the stated clerk. The spring meeting will be held with Piedmont church in Alamance County, April 16, 1918. Signed D. I. Craig, S. C. Covington-Dawson: At Buena Vista, Va., Tuesday, September lltli, Miss Dorothy Louise Dawson was united in marriage to Mr. John Henry Covington. Garber-H art : At the residence of Mr. B. O. Dudley in Clifton Forge, Va , September 18, 1917, by the Rev. L. H. Paul, Mr. Charles Newton Garber and Mrs. Ella Lee Hart. Henrtfleltl-Lec: At the manse of the First Presbyterian church, Beau mont, Texas, September IS, 1917, by Rev. F. E. Robbins, Mr. John B. Heartfield, of Sour Lake, and Miss Mildred Lee, of Saratoga, Texas. Lindsey-Price: In Newton, Miss., Monday, September 17, 1917, by Rev. J. L\ West, D. D.. Mr. Claude C. Lind sev and Miss Mackie Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Price, of New ton. Martin-Perry : At the manse of the Second Presbyterian church, Green ville, S. C., September 15, 1917, by Rev. E. P. Davis. Mr. Carroll Finley Martin and Miss Eunice Pauline Perry, all of Greenville. Sliirey-Rubusli : On Saturday, Sep tember 15th, at the bride's home in Buena Vista, Va., Mr. Walter Hamp ton Shirey and Miss Margaret Vir ginia Rubush. were united in mar riage. ZD e a t fj s North: In New Orleans, Septem ber 17, 1917, Helen Catherine Lamer cier DuSancy, wife of the late David North, in her eighty-six year. She was born in Momville, Normandy, was a resident of New Orleans sixty-s?ven years, was the mother of eight chil dren, grandmother of twenty and ,'ii eat-grandmother of twelve. She passed away in the faith of Christ. \YM. H. GA1USER. At a meeting of the session of Por ter Street Presbyterian church, Rich mond, Virginia, held on Sunday morn ing, September 23, 1917, the follow ing preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted: Whereas, God, who in His Infinite wisdom has the keeping of all our <.ostinies in His hands, has colled upon our brother, Elder William H. Garber, for the payment of the last debt of nature: Resolved, That in the death of Brother Garber we have lost not only the oldest member of our session, but one of the pioneers of the church v hich he helped to organize. Resolved. That as a Christian, citi zen and soldier he measured up to ;hat standard which is the admiration of all who knew him, and we feel assured that the sight of which he was deprived during the closing days of his long life has been restored, and that he can now see and understand much that is hidden from temporal vision. Resolved, That his life has been an exemplification of that passage in the Scriplures, "Thou shall come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season,-' and that he now enjoys the reward of a true and faithful servant of hit, Master. Resolved, That a copy of these reso lutions be transmitted to the family of our deceased brother, and one to the Presbyterian of the South for pub lication. A. M. Doyle, J. H. Purdy, F. 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