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needed for all the benevolent causes.
2. We recommend that W. S. Roy ster, chairman; R. M. Friend, H. W. Jackson, W. S. Rlioads, Wade C. Smith, F. T. McFaden, S. N. Hutchi son be appointed a special committee to organize at once to carry on a cam paign of education, and devise plans to arouse our people and stimulate them to the accomplishment of this task. 3. That the Presbyteries urge all those churches who have not already done so to adopt and press the Every Member Canvass as one of the most efficient means of training the people in systematic giving. 4. That we suggest to the Presby teries the holding of institutes on stewardship, deacons' conventions and any other such means, to educate our people in Christian stewardship. HOME MISSION WEEK. November 18-25. The mite boxes for the use of the Auxiliary Soiietle. too friends of the cause of Home Missions to aid in se suring voluntary offerings, approved by the General Assembly, have either been delayed or lost n transporta tion. The order was given for them last August, and the contract called for delivery October first. To secure promptness, they were sent by ex press and this shipment has not reached us, though it has been on the way several weeks. Transportation is practically paralyzed. We are sending envelopes instead to all parties ordering supplies, and will send out the programs prompt ly. We sincerely trust that our friends will not allow this unfortu nate delay in transportation to serve to hinder the response. The Mission Schools are expecting substantial as sistance in the way of needed equip ment. Let us not disappoint them. S. L. Morris, Secretary. Atlanta, Qa. DIAMONDS FOR HOME MISSIONS. An aged Christian lady has sent several diamonds to our office to be sold and the money devoted to Home Missions. Information as to weight and values will be given those who wish to purchase any of them, and thus secure for themselves valuable stones, as well as aid the Home Mis sion work of the Church. Address S. L. Morris, 1522 Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. SIGN THE PI, EDGE CARD. Our great National Food Pledge Week begins October 28th and ends November 4th. In this time the twenty-two million families of the United States are going to be asked to sign pledge rards ? that Is, a card promising th?j co-operation of every family throughout the length and breadth of c*r land ? with the govern ment fn the conservation of food and the elimination of waste from our households. AN APPEAL FROM THE PRESI DENT. "One year ago, in compliance with resolutions passed by the Senate and by the House of Representatives, I appointed days upon which the people of the United States might make such contributions as they felt disposed for the aid of the stricken Armenian and Syrian peoples. Amreican diplomatic and consular representatives and other American residents recently returned from Western Asia, assure me that many thousands of lives were saved from starvation by the gifts of the Ameri can people last winter. They also bring full assurance of the continued effective distribution of relief and re port that the suffering and death from exposure and starvation will in evitably be very much greater this winter than last, unless the survivors can be helped by further contributions from America. "Reports indicate that of orphans alone there are more than 400,000, besides women and other dependent children, reaching a total of more than 2,000,000 destitute survivors. The situation is bo distressing as to make a special appeal to the sympathies of all. "In view of the urgent need I call again upon the people of the United States to make such further contri butions as they feel disposed, in their sympathy and generosity for the aid of these suffering peoples. Contribu tions may be made through the American Red Cross, Washington, D. C., or direct to the American Com mittee for Armenian and Syrian Re lief, Cleveland H. Dodge, treasurer, One Madison Avenue, New York City." (Signed) Woodrow Wilson. 29 October, 1917. CHRISTMAS BOXES WANTED. We are going to need clothing (or our Mexican Presbyterians in my field this winter as never before. This has been a severe year with our farming members. I appeal to my old-time friends and to many new ones to send me new or second-hand clothes for men, women and children by freight, express or parcel post. The boxes and packages should be prepaid, when pos sible. Please write me when things are sent, and be sure and put the name of sender on box. You can send books, pictures and toys, but no papers. Money for Christ mas cheer will be very acceptable. I trust the clothing will be sent early in the winter. Walter S. Scott, Evangelist. Taylor, Texas. Increase* strength of delicate, nervous, run down people 100 per cent, in ten days in many instances. $100 forfeit if it fails as Er full ezp.anation in ?ge article soon to appear in this paper. Used and highly en dorsed by former United States Senators and Members of Congress, well-known physicians and former Public Health officials. Ask your doctor or dnunriat about it. "What makes a city great and strong? Not architecture's graceful strength, Not factories' extended length. But men who see the civic wrong. And give their lives to make it right, And turn its darkness into light. 'When God afflicts thee, think He hews a rugged stone, Which must be shaped, or else aside as useless thrown." Minutes of the General Assembly Page 67. "We recommend that the General As sembly engage now, led by the moderator, in a prayer that our people cnay be able and willing to give the $1,925,000 named as need ful for the benevolent causes (of the As sembly) and that the pastors be urged to lead their people in definite prayer for the amount mentioned throughout the year." If It Is Advisable to Raise $3,000,000 for Be neficence. How are we going about It? FOR YOU TO DO First. PRAY! Your General Assembly has requested you to pray, laid it upon you as a duty. Pray, asking for divine guidance and blessing. Second. ACT! Talk it in your church, in your Presbytery, in your Synod. You probably are the one God would use to promote this work in your Synod. Don't be a slacker in the Lord's work. FOR THE SYNOD TO DO First. Accept its quota of the three million dollars. Second. Appoint a committee of five consecrated business men (see Acts, Chapter 6, Verse 3), the chairman of Synod's Systematic Beneficence Committee to be a member of this committee, and give this committee full power to put on campaign to oversubscribe Synod's quota. Third. Authorize this committee to appoint in each Presbytery five consecrated business men to put on the Presbyterial campaign, the chairman of the Presbyterial Systematic Beneficent Committee to be a member of the committee. Also authorize Synod's Committee to place in the hands of each Presbyterial Committee a just quota of the amount assumed by Synods of the three million dollars. The Presbyterial Committee to send to each church in the Presbytery their just quota. FOR THE CHURCH TO DO First. Accept its quota of the three million dollars. Second. Appoint Godly men to canvass every member of the congregation to oversubscribe its quota. Third. Send reports of total members subscribing and total amount subscribed to the chair man of Presbyterial Committee to be tabulated and sent to Synod's Committee to be published in church papers. NOTE: The three million dollars must be given by laymen; the ministers haven't it to give or it would have been raised long ago, so laymen are the logical one9 to raise it. The Systematic Benefi cence Committee is usually composed of the chairman of Assembly Committees in both Synod and Presbytery; most of these are ministers and are busy with other church matters. So if your Synod expects to raise its quota, don't put this new burden on the Systematic Beneficence Committee, but see that a committee is formed of men who haven't other church appointments that will interfere with this work. Then you want a number of good, live, energetic, zealous, enthusiastic Deacons on these committees. The Lord did not hesitate to give Deacons responsible jobs. Stephen and Philip are good examples. Our Birmingham Assembly by a wise ruling raised the deacon's office a few notches higher, making it possible to place larger responsibility upon them. We haven't given our deacons big enough jobs to develop them. They will raise this $3,000,000 if our church will but expect it of them. Put some deacons on these committees. 7 "PRESBYTERIAN ELDER," \ * ' 1323 Pickens St., Columbia, S. C.