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Barr-Hoge : At the home of the bride's parents, Hope, Ark., October 17, 1917, by Rev. John T. Barr, brother of the groom, and Rev. Leroy Thompson, Mr. Harvey Belts Barr and Miss Lola Alice Iloge, both of Hope. Bellinger- Ware : At residence of the bride's parents, Ware's Wharf, Va., October 17, 1917, by Rev. B. P. Bedinger, father of the groom, Miss Anne Latane Ware was married to Lieutenant S. D. Bedinger, of the Forty-eighth Infantry, U. S. A. Poster-Abramsohn : In the Pres byterian church, Holly Grove, Arkan sas, on the evening of October 16, 1917, by Rev. J. H. Morrison, D. D., Mr. Gus Poster and Mrs. Alta Young blood Abramsohn. Hall-Caldwell: At the home of the bride's parents. Mount Ulla, N. C., August 29, 1917, by Rev. D. T. Cald well, a brother of the bride, assisted by Rev. E. D. Brown, Mr. Carl Wells Hall, of Barber, N. C., and Miss Ruth Angeline Caldwell. Hutchinson-Stevens: At the manse of the Park Avenue Presbyterian church, Norfolk, September 22, 1917, by Rev. E. L. Flanagan, Mr. Harvey Elwood Hutchinson and Miss Esther Pearl Stevens. E. L. Flanagan. Tillmaii-DiekKon : At the home of the bride's parents, Crystal Springs, YOU WILL WRITE A LETTER LIKE THIS. I wish that I knew which one of the thousands of letters I receive would have the most weight with you, my friend. I can't quote all of them here, but I am going to ask you to read these carefully and then give me a chance to renew your health and make you write me one very much like them: 701 Barnard Street. Savannah, Qa., Dec. 28, 1010. Mr. N. F. Shivar, Sbelton, 8. C. Dear Sir; As you are aware, in 1000 I was suffering with indi gestion. stomach and liver disorders and all its train of horrifying phenomena for several months. I had lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a very insufficient diet for an active workingman, and, of course, from disease and starvation, was in a very low state of nervous vitality and general debility. I ordered ten gallons of your Mineral Water, whioh I used continuously, reordering when neoeasary, and in four months gained twenty-nine pounds, was strong and perfectly well and have worked practically every day since. It arts bb a general renovator of the system. I prescribe it in my practice, and it has in avery instance had the desired effeots. It is essential to uso this water in as large quantities as possible, for ita properties are so happily blended ana in such proportion that they will not disturb the most delicate system. It is purely Nature's remedy. A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. Leeds, S. C.. March 2, 1011. I have tested your Spring Water in several cases ef rheumatism, chronio indigestion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in nervous and sick headaches, and find that it has acted nioely in each case, and I believe that if used continuously for a reasonable time will produce a permanent cure. It will purify the blood, relieve debility, stimulate the action of the liver, kidneys and bladder, aiding them in throw ing off all poisonous matter. C. A. CROSBY. M. D. These are not selected eases nor are the results unusual. I receive thousands like them from physicians, ministers, lawyers, merchants, farmers, manufacturers ana every conceivable profession. I want the ?atisf action of receiving such a letter from you. No matter what your complaint may be, dyspepsia, indigestion, nervous headache, rheumatism, gall stones, kidney or liver disease, or any chronic ailment that has not responded to drugs. I invite you to match your faith in the Spring against my pocketbook. If the water fails to benefit you, simply say so, return the empty demijohns and I will promptly and willingly refund your money ? every cent. Sign below: Shivar Spring, Box 14-B, Shelton, S. C. Gentlemen : I accept your guarantee offer and en close herewith two dollars for ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Water. I a^ree to give it a fair trial, in accordance with instruc tions contained in booklet you will send, and if it fails to benefit my case you agree to refund the price in full upon receipt of the two empty demijohns, which I agree to return promptly. Name. Address Shipping Point (Pleaae write distinctly.) Miss., October 10, 1917, by Rev. John M. Williams, Mr. John Sexton Tillman and Miss Annie Ethel Dickson, both of Crystal Springs. Robertson-Cook: Near Holly Grove, Arkansas, October 7, 1917, at 5 P. M., one of the country's young soldiers, J. T. Robertson, and one of Missis sippi's lovely daughters, Miss Maggie Cook, by Rev. J. H. Morrison, D. D. . Smith-Smith: At the manse, Deni son, Texas, October 5, 1917, by Rev. J. E. Aubrey, Miss Anne F. Smith, of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Mr. Har old C. Smith, of Rockville, Maryland, grandson of the late William C. Black, of New Orleans. Smoot-Coiner: Mr. E. Clyde Smoot, of Lynchburg, and Miss Blandine Coiner, of Waynesboro, Va., at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, on Octo ber 14 by Rev. M. R. Turnbull. Taylor-Jones: At the residence o: Mrs. Walter Dean, Norfolk, Va., May 11, 1917, by Rev. E. L. Flanagan, Mr. Robert L. Taylor, of Portsmouth, Va.. and Miss Grace Jones, Corapeake, N. C. Wliarton-Xicolassen: On Septem ber 12, 1917, at the home of Mr. F. O. Thomas, Bedford, Va., by Rev. J. H. Grey, Mr. Thomas Jesse Wharton, Jr., of Jackson. Miss., and Miss Agnes Tinsley Nicolassen. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G. F. Nicolassen, of Ogle thorpe University, Georgia. c a 1 1) s> CHARLES M. McELWEE. Mr. Charles M. McElwee, the sub ject of this sketch was born in Bath County, Va., October 9, 1825, and died at his home near Low Moor, Va., September 29, 1917. Had he lived a few days longer he would have reached the advanced age of ninety two years. He was the only son of John and Sarah McElwee. He lost his mother when he was only two years old, and at the age of twelve he left his home and started out in life for himself. From the very be ginning he showed those sterling traits of character that distinguished him through life, and gave him the moral power he always exerted over others. During the last few years of his life, owing to the infirmities of his advanced age, he was deprived of mingling with his friends, but always gave them a cordal welcome when they visited him in his hos pitable home. He left three childern, one son and two daughters, Ledford, Miss Sallie and Mrs. Mary A. Proctor, all of whom ministered tenderly to his wants in his declining age. Mr. McElwee united with the Pres byterian church in early life, and at the time of his death had been a rul ing elder in the Clifton Forge Pres byterian church for more than twen ty-flve years. His strong Christian character impressed itself forcibly on all those who were associated with him, either in business or in Chris tion service. Those who knew him most intimately were most influenced by his devout and godly life. A very conspicuous trait of his character was his devotion to the house of God. His chief pleasure was in the worship of the sanctuary; and it was the fixed rule of his life never to allow trivial matters to keep him from the house of God. Long after he was afflicted with partial blindness, his friends and relatives would lead him to his ac customed seat, where he was one of the most attentive listeners to the word. He was no less devoted to prayer. He believed implicitly in its power, and made it the channel through which the richest and sweet est spiritual blessings flowed steadily into his life. During his last few days, when he was lingering within the portals of the Celestial City, he would frequently call his children to his bedside to pray. He loved the mercy-seat. His Christian character was of that positive type that makes no compromise with worldliness, but by the strength of its convictions wit nesses a good confession for Christ and the power of his grace. His faith never faltered, and when the end came all was perfect peace. "The hoary head is a crown of glory if it be found in the way of righteousness." L. H. Paul. AN APPRECIATION. Miss Mary Arabella Gilliam Foote was born in Romney, W. Va., March 12, 1846, and departed this life July 29, 1917, at Romney. She was the only daughter of the late distinguish ed Rev. William Henry Foote, D. D., and Mary Arabella Gilliam, a native of Petersburg, Va. Her father was pastor of the Romney Presbyterian church for about forty-five years, and was widely known throughout West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina as well as by his Church through his valuable contributions to the histories and biographies of those States and to the Church in his books; viz., "Sketches of Virginia" (2 volumes), "Sketches of North Carolina" (re cently republished) and "The Hugue nots." Dr. Foote was twice married and Mrs. Judge J. D. Armstrong was the only child by the first marriage, as Miss Mary Belle was by the second marriage. Her mother came from fine old Virginia stock, and was a Christian lady of refinement. Reared by such parents it is not surprising that at the early age of thirteen she united with her father's church in Romney, and continued actively in its work for fifty-eight years. She possessed an amiable dis position, was kind-hearted, tender and generous to a degree not usually seen. Many of the poor, white and black, were the recipients of her benefac tions through long years, and now mourn her loss as one of their best friends. She was firm and sincere in her friendships, and she had many, and her lifelong residence in the town of her birth had made her universally beloved, and no woman in the com munity was more looked up to than Miss Mary Belle. Her influence, her loss and her benefactions will long be felt in the church of her choice and in the community. "She being dead yet speaketh." She was that type of Christian character that made every one who knew her recognize in her a devoted follower of her Saviour. She was simple in her faith, accepting the Bible as her rule of conduct and the ground of her hopes. She believed its truths implicity. Perhaps her most conspicuous characteristic was her love for Jesus Christ and his Church. As a consequence she loved all Chris tians of all denominations, but she loved her own Church, its doctrines, its government and its worship with a peculiar ardour. She was active in its Sunday-schools, its societies and in every work which she believed would further the cause of her Lord and Master. No pastor ever had a firmer supporter in his work, and no church ever had a member more earnestly de sirous of serving the church, or more faithful in the discharge of her obli gations to it, or more liberal in her contributions to its work. It has been said by one w'ho knew her intimately: "She is the very best Christian I ever saw"; and it may be truly said, too, that her church and her Lord's work was her life ? she lived for him. While she was the last of her im mediate family, for she had but one living first cousin, her friends mourn her loss as sincerely as if she had been knit to them by the ties of blood. She was laid to rest by her father and mother in the beautiful "Indian Mound Cemetery" overlooking the limpid waters of the South Branch of the Potomac, while her sweet spirit drinks of the waters of life in the heavenly kingdom. Well done, good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. Pastor. Southern College for Girls The Alabama Synodical College for Women Opens Thursday, September 27. College, Preparatory, Music, Art, Commercial, Physical Training, Home Economics, etc. H igh grade faculty. Low expenses, tuition, board and rooms Situated at Talladega, Ala., in Blue Ridge Moun tains, near Mt. Talladega, 800 feet above sea level and climate is cool, beautiful and delightful. Apply now. Dr. Gerard Whitb, Talladega, Ala. Mary Baldwin Seminary Established in 1842. For Young Ladies. Staunton, Va. Term begins September 12, 1917.. Located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Un surpassed climate, handsome buildings and modern appointments. Students past session from 30 States. Courses: Collegiate (3 years); Preparatory (4 years), accepted by leading colleges. Small classes and thorough work. Music, Art and Domestic Science. Modern equipment in all departments. Send for catalogue. Marianita P. Iliggins, Principal. LUCIA GALE-BARBER School of Rhythm and Correlated Arts A SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES (The Original School for Rhythmic Training) Day School ? Regular city grades with the addition of Rhythmic Training, French or Spanish, and Handiwork. Specials ? Music, Expression, Fine and Applied Arts (including Interior Deco ration and Sculpture), Languages, English. Studio Classes ? Health, Corrective, Artistic and Normal Training courses in Rhythmic Training, the greatest new thing in education. Scholarships for Normal course. Boarding Department ? Girls 8 to 15 years and older special students. Highest endorsement. MRS. MARY GALE DAVIS. Ph, D., Principal 1814 Belmont Road, Washington, D. C. Educators, physicians and others who are interested are invited to visit the school OSKALOOSA COLLEGE Osk&loosa, Iowa. Graduate, Divinity. Normal, Commercial, ^Preparatory and Musie by mail and in residence. Degrees conferred. Grades from standard Institutions and Conference work accepted. Prices reasonable. Pay by installments. Catalog. 1776 Hampden-Sidney College 1917 "The Ideal Southern College." Thorough work. Healthful location. Christian influences. High ideals. Choioe associations. Expense* moderate. 14 unit aotranoe requirement. Confers B. A., B. 8., M. A., B. Lit. New gymnasium. Larga athletie field. Tennis oourts. Running track. Thorough Military Training next session. Session begins September 12, 1017. For catalogue address PRESIDENT H. TUCKER GRAHAM, D. D., Hampden -Sidney, Vs.