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are in the first rank of the thousands
which we must send across the sea.
And as I think of the winter that lies
before them I earnestly pray that we
may reach them with every comfort
and encouragement that we can.
"We need a combination of the
American business man and the
American who has had scientific train
ing. but we also need those who know
and love their own kind and whose
business it must be to keep up the
morale, to feed the spiritual and
mental life of the American soldier.
They need entertainment to help them
to laugh away some of the grimness
of the present and immediate future.
"They need the right sort of litera
ture and a place to go when they want
to keep quiet and they need most of
all men who understand the Ameri
can boy, who are able to win his re
spect and love and who will be a
friend who has no other motive but to
bring cheer and helpfulness and good
will into the hearts of the young
Davids we have sent forth to meet the
great sinister Goliath who threatens
the peace of the chosen people of
[ Books ji
The Book of Freemen. By Julius
P. Seebach Geoge H. Doran Com
pany, New York. $1.25. This is a
most interesting and instructive
volume. In a most pleasing and orig
inal way, it tells of the origin and
history of the Bible, and of its in
fluence of the world. Any student of
the Bble will have his appreciation of
it greatly increased and his interest in
it deepened by the reading of this
The Supernatural or Fellowship
With God. By David A. Murray, D. D.
Fleming H. Revel! Company, New
York. $1.50. The author shows the
place of fellowship with God in the
Christian religion. He refutes the at
tacks upon the miraculous element in
religion and shows that it is indispen
sable to revealed religion and Chris
tian belief. He contends that there
is no conflict between science and
faith, and shows the value of the Bible
to believers of to-day.
The Prophets and the War. By
Charles Carroll Albertson, D. D. Pub
lishers, The Meridian Press, New
York. $1.00. This book is an inter
esting study of a number of passages
from the prophets, in the light of the
present war experiences of the world.
The author does not attempt to show
that the war is foretold by the
prophets, but rather to show that
there is a certain parallelism between
the present conditions and those of the
days of the prophets.
For France and the Faith Is a col
lection of most interesting letters
written by a young French soldier,
Alfred Eugene Casalis, to members
of his family, without any thought of
their being published. He was not
only a loyal soldier to his country, but
also a true and faithful soldier of
Jesus Christ. His letters give many
interesting statements in. regard to the
life and experience of a young soldier
during the first year of the war. But
their chief charm is the way ho opens
Ills heart and shows his faith in
God, and his firm faith In Him. and
his devotion to the service of the
Great King. The book will prove spe
cially helpful to soldierl, as It will
show what it is to be a faithful sol
dier of God as well as to be a loyal
aoldler to his country. Those who
havo friends in the army would do
well to send them copies of this book.
It is published by the Association
Press, New York, and sells for sixty
China From Within. By Charles
Ernest Scott, D. D. Publishers, Flem
ing H. Revell Company, New York.
Price, |1.75. Dr. Scott is a mission
ary in China. While on furlough in
this country in 1914-1916 he was ask
ed to deliver the course of Mission
Lectures at Princeton Theological
Seminary. The lectures constitute this
volume. It is a very valuable presen
tation of the history, character, life
and customs of the Chinese people,
and of the influence of Western ideas
upon them, and especially of the way
the gospel is influencing them. The
author is thoroughly familiar with
the subjects of which he writes. Any
one wishing to learn something of this
great and wonderful people will And
in this book that which will supply
The Cross at the Front. By Thomas
Tiplady. Publishers, Fleming H.
Revell Company, New York. Price,
$1.00. Mr. Tiplady is a field chaplain
on the Western front with the British
army. This book is a series of letters
in which he gives many interesting
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diers' character and point of view in
regard to many things, especially in
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Why I believe the Bible. By Rev.
David James Burrell, D. D. Pub
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New York. Price, $1.00. Dr. Burrell
is the pastor of the Marble Collegiate
Reformed church, New York. He is
well known to many all over this
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places. This book is a clear and sound
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Korksleck-Manly : On October 17,
1917, at her father's house in Mem
phis, Miss Margaret Manly was mar
ried by Dr. Sommerville to Mr. Frank
William Kerksieck, of Stuttgart, Ark.
McCulIer-Hazlewood: October 24 th
in Gordon, Ark., by Rev. E. M. Mun
roe, D. D., Mr. P. A. McCuller and
Mrs. Minnie Hazlewood.
Nowton-Frederickson: At Rich
mond, Va., Thursday, November 1,
1917, by Rev. W. L. Llngle, D. D.,
Mr. George L. Newton, of Benson, N.
C., and Miss Amelia Frederickson, of
Hlark-Daugherty : On Wednesday,
October 31st, at the residence of the
bride's father, Hon. D. B. Daugherty,
in Huntington. W. Va., by the Rev.
John K. Hitner, Mr. Gilbert Lee Slack
and Miss Hazel H. Daugherty, both of
Thomas-Walls : Dr. P. E. Thomas,
Jr., and Miss Louise Walls were mar
ried by Rev. J. H. Morrison, D. D., in
the Presbyterian church at Holly
Orove, Ark., October 28, 1917. They
make their present home in Alexan
dria, La., where Lieutenant Thomas
is stationed in the United States
Medical Reserve Corps. Miss Walls
if> a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Walls, and Lieutenant Thomas is
a nephew to Rev. R. H. Crozier, de
ceased, author and pastor of Palestine,
Texas, for many years.
2D c a t t) S
Cook: At his home near Attapul
gus, Ga., on the morning of October
18, 1917, Dr. Ariel Cook "fell on
sleep." He was an elder of the church,
a quiet, consistent, sincere Christian.
Hawks: From the home in Amelia
County, Va., on Sunday afternoon,
October 28, 1917, Mr. John E. Hawks
was called to his reward. He leaves
a devoted wife, six sons, five daugh
ters, a brother and a sister to mourn
his loss. Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord: yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labours,
and their works do follow them.
CLIFFORD LKROY HARE.
Died of pneumonia, October 25,
1917, in the third year of his age, Clif
ford Leroy Hare, son of C. L. and
Dabney Bondurant Hare, of Auburn,
Ala. A lovely little boy, whose death
leaves the hearts of his parents and
little sisters sorely smitten. The
morning of the resurrection shall
more than restore what is laid in the
"Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade;
Death came with fostering care,
The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there."
MR. EDGAR MONTGOMERY
Died October 26, 1917, at his home
in Blacksburg, Va. Mr. Swoope was
the son of Dr. William M. Swoope, and
was born at Buckingham Courthouse
on November 4, 1849. Uniting with
the Presbyterian church of that place
at fourteen, he continued all of his
life loyal and faithful to the church
of his fathers.
About 1868 he moved to Botetourt
County, and was a member, a deacon
and elder in the old Locust Bottom
church, and its successor, the Glen
Wilton church, until In 1911 he moved
to Blacksburg, Va. Here he and his
family united with the Presbyterian
church. He was elected an elder, and
served faithfully and quietly until he
was called to the General Assembly
and Church of the First Born. Mr.
Swoope leaves his wife, nee Miss
Grace Woolwine, of Montgomery
County, and eight children: Trent S.
and Misses Alice, Grace, Clara, Emma,
Annie, Mattle and Mrs. A. P. Bennett.
He leaves also four brothers ? William
M., of Botetourt County; T. K. and
L. F., of Columbus, Miss.; J. L., of
Farmvllle, Va., and one sister, Miss
Clara A. Swoope, of Palmer Orphan
age, Columbus, Miss.
His stepmother and five half-sisters
and one half-brother also survive him.
Mr. Swoope's death has been gradually
approaching for several years, owing
to an increasing leakage of the heart.
We may aptly describe the man in
the words of one of his favorite
psalms, "He that walketh uprightly
and worketh righteous and speaketh
the truth in his heart." So he abode
in the tabernacle of the Lord and
dwelt in his holy hill: he dwells for
ever in the house of the Lord.
MR. JACOB Mc WILLIAMS.
Mr. McWilliams wag born in New
Jersey, October 4, 1827, and died la
Plaquemine, La., October 4, 1917. He
had made his home in the South since
1852, and was a leader in commer
cial and planting circles in Iberville
He was an elder in the Plaquemine
Presbyterian church, and it was due
to his faithfulness that this church
survived many discouragements and
difficulties. Never absent from his
place on the Sabbath, always ready to
give of his means for every benevo
lence, his testimony for Christ was
always a potent influence in his com
Having no children of his own, he
adopted many children of our orphan
ages as his. No appeal from an or
phanage was ever refused. His wife.
Minerva Clement, survives him at the
age of eighty-four. They were mar
ried sixty-one years ago.
The church feels the loss of this
valuable servant, but "his works live
MBS. SARAH T. DAUGHERTY.
Mrs. Sarah T. Daugherty, one of
the most faithful workers and devoted
members of the First Presbyterian
church, Roanoke, passed away peace
fully and quietly, September 10, 1917,
in the eighty-ninth year of her age.
For sixty-nine years she had been a
consistent and faithful member of the
Presbyterian church. Thirty-six years
of this time were spent in Charles
Town, West Virginia; two years as a
member of the Bridge Street church,
District of Columbia, and thirty-one
years as a member of the First Pres
byterian church, Roanoke, Va.
At the time of her death, though
nearly ninety years of age, she was an
active and interested member of the
Ladies' Aid Society and of the
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society.
She was vice-president of the Aid So
ciety and was one of the most regular
attendants on the meetings of these
The following resolutions were
adopted by these societies:
Whereas, it bath pleased our
heavenly Father in His infinite wis
dom to call our beloved friend and
co-worker, Mrs. Sarah T. Daugherty,
from her earthly home to her mansion
above, and as she had expressed a de
sire before her affliction, "to depart
and be with her Lord," whom she
loved and had served so faithfully;
therefore, be it resolved:
1. That though we feel our loss so
deeply, we bow in humble submission
to the will of Him who doeth all things
for our eternal good. "He knoweth
when His children are wfcary, and so
He glreth His beloved sleep."
2. That while her noble example
will ever remain an inspiraton to us
all, we will try to follow her leading,
with the hope that we, too, may have
"an abundant entrance into His upper
and better kingdom."
3. That we assure the bereaved
family of our tenderest sympathy, and
commend them in love to the God of
all grace and comfort.
4. That these resolutions be pub
lished in the Christian Observer, and a
copy be sent to her family; and a page
of our society records be set apart to
"We speak of the home of the blest.
That country so bright and so fair,
And oft are its beauties confessed.
But what must it be to be there?"
Mrs. J. B. Stephenson,
Mrs. J. A. Pack,
Mrs. C. E. Rogan,
Committee from Aid Society.
Mrs. W. S. McClanahan,
Mr. W. L. Davis,
Miss Mattie Ammen, ?
Committee from Missionary Society.