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A new Auditorium at Montreat is a necessity. Ten thousand people must be accommodated annually and the present Auditorium
is inadequate, REMEMBER THIS IS MONTREAT WEEK, NOVEMRER 4-11 Estimated cost of new Auditorium is $30,000.00. $13,000.00 of this amount has been subscribed on condition that the whole is raised by September 1, 1918. A subscription for $17,000.00 now will secure the $30,000.00. , The General Assembly is calling. The load is light. The team is strong. The cause is great. The need is urgent. All together, and the great building will go up to serve thousands of people for many years. Prompt subscriptions should secure the building for next summer. The building is FOR ALL, LET ALL have a part in building. Let no church, society, Sunday School or individual fail to do something. All pledges or contributions from $1.00 up will be gratefully received by R. C. ANDERSON, President and Treasurer, Montreat, N. C. PRESBYTERIES. (Continued from page 13) Rev. E. W. Mitchell, pastor of the church at Wapanucka, has done a substantial work in that church and deserves the affection of a devoted people. Presbytery will meet in ad journed session at Synod to attend to whatever business has been left over at the fall meeting, and for other matters that may demand its atten tion. Presbytery will meet in Hugo, Okla., on Wednesday after the third Sunday in April at 8:00 P. M. Erskine Brantly, S. C. WILMINGTON. The Presbytery of Wilmington met in Topsail church, Pender County, N. C., October 2, 1917, and the opening sermon was preached by the retiring moderator, Rev. George M. Matthis from 2 Kings 22:8. Fifteen minis ters and twenty-one ruling elders were present. Organization: Rev. W. H. Good man was elected moderator, and Rev. T. P. Allen and Ruling Elder S. A. Boney were chosen temporary clerkB. Dismissed: The pastoral relation existing between Rev. E. B. Carr and the Atkinson group of churches was dissolved, and Mr. Carr was dismissed to Harmony Presbytery; also that be tween Rev. W. W. Morton and the Whiteville and Chadbourn churches and he was granted permission to labor without the bounds of Presby tery as chaplain in the army. Courtesies: Rev. Alex Sifton, of Potosi Presbytery, was invited to sit as a corresponding member, and the Rev. Mr. Phillips, of the Methodist church, as a visiting brother. New Church: A commission, con sisting of Revs. W. H. Goodman, W. M. Baker, J. E. L. WinecofT and Rul ing Elders W. J. Burney and C. 8. Clark, was appointed to organize a church at Elkton, N. C., on the fourth Sabbath In October, 1917. Popular Meeting: A popular meet ing was held In the interest of Sab bath schools, and addresses were made by Revs. W. H. Goodman, A. D. McClure, D. D., and Robert King. PreshyterUl Sermons: Rev. J. M. Wells, D. D., preached two sermons by appointment of Presbytery, one on Family Religion, the other on the Re formation. Presbytery decided to have the sermon on Family Religion and the opening sermon by Rev. George M. Matthis published In pamphlet form. Semi-Centennial : "A committee consisting of Revs. A. J. Howell, J. M. Wells, D. D., A. D. McClure, D. D., and Ruling Elder W. M. Cummlng, to prepare a program for the cele bration of the next fall meeting, of the semi-centennial anniversary of the organization of Wilmington Presby tery. Overtures: Action on the proposed amendment to the Book of Church Order, chapter 12, paragraph 235, was postponed until the spring meet ing. An overture was sent up to the General Assembly to inaugurate through its Committee on Steward ship a campaign looking to the in crease of pastors' salaries, especially in churches in the county and small towns. Christian Education: Dr. W. J. Martin, president of Davidson College, made an address, In which he empha sized the importance of trained leaders, and especially leaders trained in a Christian college. Rev. W. F. Holllngsworth, president of James Sprunt Institute, spoke in the Interest of that Institution, painting and Its imperative needs in order to meet a growing patronage. Homo Missions: An encouraging report was made of our Home Mis sion work, especially the evangelistic work by Rev. Robert King and by a number of our pastors. Foreign Missions: A report was made on this cause, which was mark ed by a note of encouragement, but the churches were urged to make an earnest effort to meet their appor tionments, the expense of the work being much greater than before. Bupplies: Licentiate J. R. Phipps has been secured to supply the Onelow County group of churches. This la a promising field, the people seem anxious for a pastor to live among them. This work bids fair to take them and work with them. This work bids fair to take on new life and a more rapid growth. Vote of Thanks: A hearty vote of thanks was extended to members of Topsail congregation and citizens of the community for their cordial hospitality, and to the railroad for courtesies. Adjourned Meeting: Presbytery de cided to have an adjourned meeting during the session of Synod in Fay etteville, fixing the time and place of next meeting was postponed until then. W. P. M. Currie, S. C. WHAT OUR MISSIONARIES ARE EATING IN LUEBO. The following paragraph from a letter written to Mr. Willis by Mr. Thomas J. Arnold, Jr., of our Congo Mission, will no doubt be of special interest to all those who are studying our Congo Mission in the Sunday schools and in mission study classes: "We are not in a bad way for food supplies, although our flour is all bad, and we are out of sugar and won't buy any more sugar if we have to pay two francs per kilo for it at Dakar, which is the latest quotation I have received. We have a pretty good sub stitute. Mr. Edmiston and I have a "machine" which grinds sugar cane, makes very fine syrup, and the syrup can be made into a fairly good brown sugar. I have recently been assigned the farm, as a "side line" and am preparing to grow plenty of sugar cane, rice, corn, Kasai potatoes and peas, and some other vegetables. I have a "market" every day for the purchasing of s?ch native products as I don't already grow on the farm, and enclose herewith one of my daily mar ket lists, which are issued to show the missionaries on Luebo and Monkey Park stations what we can sail them. As a result of this market, which has been running now for about six weeks, we have no occasion to depend a Very great deal on shipments of food sup plies from abroad; only certain things, of course, are almost essential. We want such foreign provisions as we can get (especially such as I ordered from Montgomery-Ward & Company), providing the prices are reasonable considering the war conditions. On some of our stations they cannot readily get all the native products that we are able to obtain at Luebo. In the place of flour we are using corn meal, millet and rice, which makes fairly good bread when ground up till it gets to be about like flour. In the place of lard we are using peanut oil, a most excellent substitute. Of course, we cannot always depend on these things, as sometimes there are no peanuts, very few peas, and other crops are light, but with what goods we hope to receive from Europe and America I don't think we have any cause for alarm about the food sit uation so far as our mission is con cerned." Market List. Cisalu, August 10. Bananas, green. IMneapples. Spuds, "Demba." Extry eggs, "Born '76, still going strong." Peanut oil. N. B. Verman cane syrup (Verman, spelled with an '.'A"). Lettuces. Tomatoes, plenty. Mustard greens. Old corns. Paw paws. Peas. Rice a la Battetela. Coffee a la aankuru. Millet. Bananas a la Kasal. Spuds a la Tamba. Plantain.