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and good will. I thank God from the
bottom of my heart that He should
have given you such a leader at such
a time. You can he proud of him as
an American and as a Virginian."
Since the beginning of the war the
pastors and other workers in the Cen
tral Evangelical Society have been
under a heavy strain in their efforts
to give spiritual and material aid to
the soldiers and to the refugees from
the invaded districts. It is almost tho
only source for Protestant chaplains
for the army. Many of the young
pastors are fighting in the ranks, and
thus having a daily opportunity for
giving the knowledge of the gospel,
or a word of comfort to their com
rades. In thanking the Virginia so
ciety for the aid which it is sending,
M. d'Aubigne says:
"We are feeling more and more, as
time goes by, the strain of the war,
and really we are becoming anxious as
to how we shall be able to bear the
burden, with the enormously increased
cost of food, and of the taxes."
Yet even under these conditions the
central society has sent to the sol
diers more than 350,000 copies of por
tions of the Bible, prayer books, daily
readings and other religious litera
ture, and from the office in Paris it
has clothed, almost entirely, 2,065
persons, men, women and young girls,
and 943 infants. It also helps in hos
The Richmond organization would
be glad to be able to send larger sums
of money to enable the French society
to enlarge its work in all the3e lines.
Money given through the treasurer of
the Huguenot Evangelical Society,
Mrs. J. B. Halyburton, 1G28 Park
Avenue, Richmond, Va., is sent direct
ly to the treasurer of the Central
Evangelical Society in Paris, and if
designated for "war relief" would be
used for that part of the work. While
the aim of the society during the years
since its organization in 1900, has
been to assist the Protestant Church
of France in its evangelistic work
among her own people, it has proved
to be bread cast upon the waters in
what that Church is now doing for
our own soldiers in France.
M. d'Aubigne writes: "We are con
cerned about all these young men who
are coming over to our country and
examining what we can do for them.
I am attending to-morrow a special
meeting of our federation of the
churches' committee for that object.
We want to open to them our homes,
so that they may be surrounded with
Christian sympathy. In the meantime
I hope that you will let me know of
any of your friends who are coming
It is hoped the members will in
crease their gifts and others join in
this important work in which our own
soldiers are included.
DANIEL BAKER COLLEGE, TEXAS.
The twenty-ninth annual session of
Daniel Baker College opened on Sep
tember 20th with an attendance con
siderably under that of previous years,
the enrollment to date being just sev
enty-flve per cent of that at this time
last year. There is a decided improve
ment, however, in the percentage of
college students over Academy stu
dents and three times as many girls
as boys. Exactly forty per cent of
the young men who attended Daniel
Baker College last year are now in the
army, navy or marine corps, and many
others are expecting to be called out
at any time under the draft. This en
tire section of the State is suffering
on account of the worst drought In the
memory of the oldest Inhabitant. The
authorities of the college, therefore,
are very much gratified over the splen
did opening under the most trying
conditions. The personnel of the
student body is unusually attractive,
there being apparent a universal spirit
of earnestness and a determination to
profit to the fullest extent by the ad
Not many of the friends of the in
stitution, and few even of her patrons,
realize the strength of the faculty
which the Board of Trustees of the
college has gathered together here.
Eight men with tho degree of master
of arts, or its equivalent, are giving
their entire time to instruction in the
literary department, with three others
giving part of their time. Mr. H. C.
Nearing, director of the school of
music, and five splendid women in
charge of the several schools in the
fine arts department make a total
teaching strength of seventeen. The
average teaching experience in the
faculty is eight and one-half years.
They have received their under grad
uate and graduate training in the fol
lowing representative institutions: the
University of Virginia, Chicago Uni
versity, Austin College, Columbia
University, A. & M. College of Texas,
Arkansas College, Princeton Univer
sity, Austin Presbyterian Theological
Seminary, University of Texas, Daniel
Baker College, Berlitz School, Paris,
France; Johns Hopkins University,
Oxford College, England, and David
son College. With this splendid force
of teachers there is no wonder that the
student body of the present session is
looking forward to a most successful
A. T. Carr,
President Board of Trustees.
THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE SAN MARCOS MEXI
The annals of the Presbyterian
Church in Texas would not be com
plete without due mention of the San
Marcos Mexican church and the work
among the Mexicans in the San
It is a most interesting record of
missionary achievements. No other
church of our own or of any other
denomination doing work among the
Mexicans in Texas, has accomplished
a greater work than the San Marcos
church In the same length of time.
I am sure too that no similar work
was ever proescuted more economi
Besides Jose Maria Botello, who
began the work in 1883, and Rev.
W. C. C. Kelly, who received and
baptized the first ten members on the
13th of July, 1884, we find the
names of the following well known
and beloved brethren associated with
the work in its beginning: Rev. J.
B. French, D. D., Rev. J. W. Gray
hill, Rev. J. R. Howerton, D. D,. and
Rev. S. J. McMurry.
The writer visited San Marcos for
the first time and became acquainted
with the work in August of 1885,
and for twenty years thereafter was
intimately associated with it. He
acted as interpreter for the Presby
tery when the San Marcos church
was organized, and just twenty-one
years after, by order of Synod, he
had the privilege of organizing the
Texas-Mexican Presbytery at the
It is my purpose in this article to
give a few excerpts from the records
of the Presbytery of Western Texas,
which allude to this work, to the
San Marcos church and to J. M.
At a meeting of Presbytery held
at Weimer, Tex., October 25, 1884,
"Revs. W. E. Caldwell and H. P.
Hensley and Elders A. T. Hensley
and S. K. Mebane were appointed a
committee to confer with Jose M.
Botello, who asked to be taken under
the care of this Presbytery and
licensed to preach the gospel to hi3
people." "The Committee of Con
ference, with Senor Botello, a ruling
elder of the Brownsville (Mexican)
church, reported recommending that
Presbytery proceed to the examina
tion of Mr. Botello with a view to
his licensure. This report wa.j re
ceived and adopted." "Presbytery
then proceeded with the examination
of Senor Botello by interpreters
..." Dr. French was the inter
preter. In April of 1886 "a certifi
cate of transfer was granted Licen
tiate Jose M. Botello to the Presby
tery of Tamaulipas in Mexico."
From the narrative to Synod,
1884: "A new and interesting work
has developed among the Mexican
population in our bounds at San
Marcos. A congregation of Presby
terians ? seventeen of them membprs
of the church ? gather every Sabbath
for religious instruction ..."
"Two young men are studying with
Rev. Junious B. French, pastor of the
San Marcos church, with a view to
entering the ministry."
At a meeting Presbytery held at
Columbus, Tex., October 12, 1887: "A
communication was read from the
Mexican members of the San Marcos
church, praying to be organized into
a separate church. (The communi
cation was prepared by Dr. Hower
At San Marcos, November 2, 1887:
"In accordance with the petition of
the Mexican members of the San
Marcos church, Presbytery proceeded
according to our book to organize the
following persons into a church."
(Here follow the names of twenty
three members; It should be twenty
four, one name is missing.) "All these
were members of the San Marcos
Presbyterian church. Santiago War
ren and Martinlano Quinonez were re
ceived by examination and profession
of faith. These were then organized
into a church to be known as the
Mexican Presbyterian church of San
Marcos, Texas. Julian Salinas and
San Marcos Cardenas were elected, or
dained and installed ruling elders,
and Dlonisio Gonzalez and Arcadio
Reyes were elected, ordained and in
The writer took charge of the Mexi
can work in the Presbytery of Western
Texas, as evangelist, the 1st of May,
1892. On that day I preached my
first sermon at San Marcos in Span
ish after my ordination, received the
first members, baptizing them, cele
brated the Lord's Supper the first
time, and performed the first marriage
That one church at San Marcos de
veloed into a group of five churches.
The Martindale church was organized
in April of 1893, the Reedvllle church
in March of 1897, the "Stringtown"
church in April of 1902, and the Ge
ronimo church in April of 1904. Then,
later, a church was organized at
Austin by Evangelist Trevino, who has
had charge of that field for ten years.
We heartily congratulate the San
Marcos church on this its thirtieth
birthday, and earnestly pray that it
may continue to do a great work in
the evangelization of the Mexicans,
and bring, many, many souls into the
fold of the Redeemer.
Walter S. Scott,
HOME MISSIONS AND WAR.
Rev. F. D. Jones, D. D.
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poured into a crucible ? for remould
ing! Out of this wild welter of world
ward and wickedness is to come forth
a new order of life and society and
government. "Behold, I make all
things new," saith the Lord.
In the midst of all this noise of
traffic and crackling of philosophy like
thorns under a pot, and frantic clamor
of parties, partisans and pacificists and
the rumble of guns and the moan of
wounded men and shrieks of violated
women and little children ? in the
midst of it all, the Church is strange
ly silent. Is it silence of amazement
and paralysis of fear, or is it the quiet
reliance upon the truth and assured
promised of God and a secure confi
dence of conscious strength? Which?
Is the Church equal to the exigencies
of this terrific time and does she have
a composed mind and ready resources
to meet the grand rearrangement after
the war in the principles and institu
tions of her holy and ancient religion?
Have her inside sinners and her out
Bide saints, her worldness of spirit and
the general diffusion of the secondary
results and by-products of Christianity
? have these drugged the Church to
Before this great war the Church
conceived herself to be the greatest
institution and force on the face of
the globe. With her ministries and
missions, with her endowments and
her education, with her evangelism
and her numbers, with all hor minor
divisions and sects fused into the
unity of the Spirit under the cross
and leadership of Christ, she seemed
to be on the edge of world dominion
and power just before the war began.
How vast her disalluslonment! How
apparently superficial her supposed
conquests! The war has brought
amazement to all peoples, but it has
brought bewilderment to the Church.
In consequence, a temptation lies
crouching at the door, a double temp
tation. The call for help and sympa
thy and service and men and money
and conservation of food, has met
with hearty response by the Church.
The Red Cross, the Y. M. C. A., the
various leagues, war aids and home
defenses have been rightly regarded
and generously aided by the Church
of all denominations. But, beware,
O Church of God, "man shall not live
by bread alone." These ought ye to
have done and not left the other un
done. In tithing these sweet and
wholesome and helpful and humani
tarian things, forget not to preach and
provide for the enlightenment and sal
vation and comfort of the souls of the
peoples whose spiritual needs are
greater than ever before. Let not that'
still more subtile and fatal temptation
lead you to suppose that your spiritual
ministrations are discharged by ma
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