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Address. ? The Presbyterian of the South, Room
>06 Old Dominion Trust Building, 0th and Main
fits., Richmona, Va.
Entered as secona-cUss matter. June 15, 1010,
at the post-office at Richmond. Va.. under th* act
of Maroh 3. 1879.
Richmond, First Church: Last
Sunday night Rev. Edward Mack, D.
D., of Union Seminary, delivered in
this church an address on "The Prin
ciples of the Reformation." It was
able and scholarly, showing very ex
tensive reading and very close study
of the great reformation period. His
hearers were very much delighted and
Hampden-Sidney: Rev. E. G. Gam
mon, pastor-elect of College church,
reached Hampden-Sidney on the 26th
of October, and immediately entered
upon the duties of his new position.
His preaching has already made a
marked impression, both on the stu
dents of the college and upon the
people of the community, and there
is every Indication that his work here
is going to be richly blessed.
It is worth mentioning, not merely
as a matter of athletics, but as an
indication of the tone and atmosphere
at Hampden-Sidney, that Mr. M. C.
Bowling, a member of the Senior class
at Union Theological Seminary and a
man well known for his sterling
worth, has been engaged to coach the
Hampden-Sidney football team for
the remainder of the season.
The students of the college have
shown themselves willing and anxious
to do their part in connection with
the great world war. They were
deeply stirred by the earnest and
forceful address of Dr. Allen McNeill,
of the Army Y. M. C. A. staff at Camp
Lee, who visited the college several
weeks ago and spoke at the chapel
hour. State Y. M. C. A. Secretary H.
J. Langston came a little later and
In response to the appeal for assist
ance from college men the students
in hardly more than two hours' time
made contributions to the Y. M. C.
A. army work in the camp, amount
ing to $620.50.
It will be of interest to know that
of the eighty-eight students matricu
lated at Hampden-Sidney this fall,
fourteen are either already candidates
for the ministry or are looking for
ward to the ministry as their life
"East by West" is the title of a
volume that has just issued from
the press, bearing the authorship of
Dr. A. J. Morrison, an alumnus of
the college and a grandson of Presi
dent J. M. P. Atkinson, D. D. Dr.
Morrison is closely identified with the
college and the life of th? Hill, and
whatever comes from his pen is al
ways more than worth reading.
On the 8th of November, Dr. J. D.
Eggleston, president of the V. P. I.,
spoke at the chapel hour and both
pleased and edified all who had the
good fortune to hear him by his de
lightful words of reminiscence, by his
witty remarks, and by his splendid
appeal for thorough work and high
ideals. He spoke of the great work
of the small college in moulding char
acter and making men, and especial
ly dwelt upon the element of per
sonal contact between professor and
student as one of its finest assets.
While he recognized the value of the
class-room training he had received
at Hampden-Sidney, he declared that
he was profoundly grateful for the
influence and inspiration he had re
ceived in his college days from such
men as Professors Holladay, Thorn
ton and Currell, and the students re
sponded with significant applause
when he said that it was a liberal
education in itself to know such a
man as Professor Whiting.
Tuscaloosa Presbytery : Met in ad
journed session at York, Ala., Novem
ber 7. Rev. R. E. Fulton, D. D., was
received from Nashville Presbytery,
and the following commission ap
pointed to install him at Eutaw and
New Hope churches: Rev. W. H.
Zeigler to preach, preside and pro
pound the questions; Rev. D. W. Hol
iingswortli to charge the pastor, and
Rev. H. C. Moore to charge the con
gregation. Licentiate Morton Part
ridge was ordained and installed pas
tor at York; the moderator, Rev. C.
M. Boyd, preaching; Rev. W. H. Zeig
ler charging the pastor, and Rev. R.
E. Fulton charging the congregation.
The pastoral relation between Rev.
Mr. Nesbit and the Uniontown church
was dissolved, the church concurring,
and he was granted permission to
enter the army Y. M. C. A. work. A
commission was appointed to ordain
and install Licentiate E. M. Shepard
at Marlon; Rev. G. H. Norwood to
preach; Rev. Joseph Dunglinson to
charge the pastor, and Rev. D. "W.
Hallingsworth to charge the congre
gation. Presbytery adjourned to meet
at Synod. R. E. F.
Estatoe Church: Recently the Rev.
Dr. W. M. Sikes, of Newton, N. C.,
conducted a week's evangelistic ser
vices in the Estatoe church, of which
the Rev. J. A. Harris is the pastor,
and the blessing of God was mani
fested in a very marked degree. The
beloved and faithful pastor had for
many years sown the gospel seed that
ripened into a harvest at this time.
There were ten professions of faith in
Christ, si v additions to the Presby
terian church, and five infants bap
tized. The church membership was
greatly revived, and many regretted
that the meeting had to come to a
close at the end of one week's time.
This church is located in Yancey
County, N. C., in the mountains of
the Synod of Appalachia, where the
Rev. J. A. Harris has labored for eigh
teen years with good success. There
is a wide open door for Presbyterian
ism in this fertile field of the Lord,
and it behooves the church to embrace
tills splendid opportunity before it
passes. The work demands the best
talent the Church can supply. A suf
flcent number of the best workers ade
quately supported will mean large
things for the kingdom in the days
DeFuniak Spring*: October 14 was
Rally Day with the Sunday school.
A large crowd was present and a
gratifying offering was made for pub
lication and Sunday school work. The
names of twenty persons were an
nounced as having recently recited
the Catechisms, seven the Introduc
tory Catechism and thirteen the
Shorter Catechism. On the same day
two scholars of the Sabbath school
were received into the full commu
nion of the church on profession of
faith and one other member has been
received since on certificate. On Oc
tober 21, just after the beginning of
morning worship, it was discovered
that the church was burning over our
heads, but the congregation retired
in Presbyterian fashion, "decently
and in order," and in a few moments,
by the help of friends, all the church
furniture was removed from the
building, and in a few hours all was
stored in a vacant church across the
street. Separate meetings of the men
and the women of the churches voted
for a new building, and on the fol
lowing Sabbath the congregation
voted to build a new house of wor
ship to cost not less than $20,000,
including heating and lighting plants.
Beginning Friday night, November 2,
a delightful and harmonious meeting
of Floriday was held in DeFuniak
Baptist church, in which the Presby
terians are now worshipping along
with their Baptist brethren, the Bap
tists furnishing the place of worship
and the Presbyterians the preacher.
Any congregation that has recently
built a house of worship that cost
about $20,000 will do us a great
favor by lending us their blue prints
for consideration and use if adopted.
Daniel J. Currie, Pastor.
liCxington, Maxwell Street: An un
usually attractive feature of the Rally
Day program was the presentation of
sixteen diplomas and Testaments to
children of the primary grades for
recitation of the Catechism. Teach
ing of the Catechism holds an import
ant place in the work of the school,
and the children are responding well
to the effort of the teachers. The
school is thoroughly graded and good
work is being done In all departments.
Hazlehurst Church: This church
stands in the list of long pastorates,
but not at the top. Union church en
joys a pastorate of forty-four years;
Grenada, thirty-eight years; Vlcks
burg, twenty-four years; Hattiesburg,
twenty-two years; Jackson, twenty
one years; Hazlehurst, twenty-nine
years. Nine members were received
during the past two weeks on profes
sion of faith. Five adults and four
children of the Sunday-school. Messrs.
W. H. Cato and H. S. Fugate were
elected deacons. One of the ladies,
daughter of one of the pioneer fami
lies of the church, gave a small tract
of land to be used as the officers may
deem wise. It will be sold and the
proceeds used for installing a new fur
nace and making some repairs on the
Synod of Mh*HiH.sippi will meet in
Natchez, November 20, 1917. The
centennial of Natchez church will be
celebrated during the session with ap
propriate addresses. The pastorate of
Dr. Stratton embraced half of the cen
tury. The present pastor. Rev. H. H.
Thompson, is a young man, and has
been there little more than two years
? an efficient worker, good Presbyter
and greatly beloved.
S. C. Caldwell.
Greensboro: A five days' mission
ary Institute, or a missionary rally,
or by whatever name, there veritably
came about a true missionary revival,
resulting in many changed views of
personal possessions, when regarded
in the full view of Christ's passion
for the world. Mr. Charles H. Bratt
and Mr. F. A. Brown were the live
wires thrcAigh whom the great move
ment was planned and carried out.
Other helpers were Dr. Egbert Smith
and Dr. H. F. Williams, of the Nash
ville committee; Mr. P. P. Hill, of
Korea; Miss Nellie Sprunt, of China;
Miss Carrie Lee Campbell, of Rich
mond. Parlor prayer meetings, chil
dren's meetings, women's meetings,
teachers' meetings, stereopticon lec
tures and mass-meetings, in which all
the Presbyterian churches united, so
prepared the already fertile soil that
the two busy promoters had the joy
of securing funds sufficient for the
support of all second-class expenses
of an entire station in China, besides
other large and distinct gifts. Ver
ily, the Spirit of God was there.
Mecklenburg Presbytery met dur
ing the sessions of Synod at Fayette
ville, N. C., Wednesday, October 31st,
at 2:30 P. m:
The report of the Committee of
Education was adopted recommending
aid to ministerial students.
The Rev. R. E. Redding was per
mitted to labor without our bounds
till the spring meeting.
Presbytery commended the work of
Mr. C. G. McKaraher, principal of the
Rocky River Springs School for Boys,
as wise and efficient.
An adjourned meeting will be held
in the First church, Charlotte, N. C.,
Monday, the 19th of November, at
2:30 P. M.
John E. Wool, S. C.
Columbia Seminary: Last week
Dr. Whaling, president of Columbia
Seminary, was in Seneca attending
the meeting of the Synod of South
Carolina. He has gone this week to
Birmingham, Ala., to be present at
the sessions of the Synod of Ala
bama, of which he is a member. He
preached last Sunday in the First
Presbyterian church, Laurens, S. C.
Rev. E. C. Bailey, an alumnus of Co
lumbia Seminary, was a visitor on
the campus last week.
Enoree Presbytery: At an ad
journed meeting of Enoree Presby
tery at Seneca, S. C., during Synod,
the narrative to Synod was adopted;
a commission reported the installa
tion of Rev. T. A. Beckett, Jr., as
pastor of Glenn Springs and Mount
Calvary churches; Lockhart was
chosen as the place, and Tuesday be
fore the second Sabbath in April,
1918, at 7:30 P. M., as the time of
the next stated meeting, and Rev. A.
D. P. Gilmour was elected a trustee
of the Presbyterian College of South
Carolina to fill out the unexpired
term of Rev. A. D. Watklns. The re
port of the Board of Trustees of Chi
cora College for Women was read,
showing that the institution was in a
prosperous condition. The enrollment
In the Boarding Department exceeds
that of last year, at this time, by
about 10 per cent. The enrollment
of the non-resident pupils ia also
good. The college has a strong
faculty and offers standard college
advantages in its various depart
ments. Rev. Dr. A. D. P. Gilmour
reported to Presbytery that the War
Commission of the Northern Church
had sent a man to assist in the work
for the soldiers at the cantonment
Clinton: Three matrons are needed
at the Thornwell Orphanage, Clinton,
S. C., for boys' cottages ? -good Pres
byterian women wjth loving hearts,
who are willing to do a sacrificial
work to help orphan children are de