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sired. They should be preferably
wldowB without children or with
grown children, or maiden ladies, age
from thirty to forty-five. The salary
is only % 16.00 per month with room,
board and laundry. Good, patient,
motherly women are desired. Appli
cations should be endowed by pastors
and other letters of recommendation.
These should be accompanied by pho
tographs, where practicable. Women
of deep religious conviction and of
some culture, with tender hearts are
Woodruff church has had a delight
ful meeting during the past week. The
General Assembly's evangelist, Rev.
Mr. G. W. Belk, did the preaching.
His sermons were some of the best
ever heard here. He made powerful
and eloquent appeals to the sinner
out of Christ and preached tenderly
and comfortingly to Christians. He
has been since childhood a close stu
dent of the Bible, and his wonderful
knowledge of God's word enables him
to present very clearly and forcibly
the truths contained therein. There
were several additions to the church
as a result of this meeting. Mr. Belk
goes this week to Houston, Texas, and
the prayers and good wishes of our en
tire community go with him, and we
hope for him much success in the
meeting he will conduct there.
Columbia Presbytery: At a called
meeting of this Presbytery, October
31st, the pastoral relation between
Rev. Robert S. Brown and the Fay
etteville church was dissolved, and Mr.
Brown was granted a letter of dis
mission to the Presbytery of Wash
burn, where he will have charge of the
churches of Springdale and Hazel
Glen, and exercise oversight over the
Home Mission work of t.he Presbytery.
Resolutions were adopted express
ing appreciation of the faithful and
efficient labors of Mr. Brown during
the twenty-four years that he has
served the Presbytery of Columbia.
During most of this time he has been
an active member of the Home Mis
sion Committee, and has held evange
listic meetings in all parts of the Pres
bytery. For the past four years he
has been the stated clerk, and Rev.
D. D. Little, of Columbia, was elected
to succeed him in this office.
D. D. L.
Taylor: The membership of the
Taylor Mexican church has reached
one hundred and eighty, and we con
fidently believe it will be two hundred
before April 1st next. The Sunday
school here at Taylor, with four
classes, 1b doing well, and the three
branch schools are keeping up their
good work. The church observed
Rally Day, and also the four hun
dredth anniversary of the Reforma
tion, which we feel sure has done
good. This little church has two of
its members in the United States
army, and is doing its "bit" by mak
ing a monthly contribution to the Red
Cross. We are getting ready for the
three Christmas entertainments we in
tend giving the children, but they will
be war-time Christmas, little money
to be spent on them. We trust our
friends will Dot forget ub this winter.
W. S. S.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
Rev. C. B. Currie, from Florhla to
Rev. C. H. Lang, from Fort Stock
ton to Camp Travis, Tex.
Rev. E. E. Diggs, Jr., from Cameron
to Winters, Tex.
Rev. E. C. Gordon, D. D., from 5666
Von Versen Avenue to 6601-A
Cabanne Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.
Rev. J. II. Gordon, from Carrollton,
Ga., to Fort Defiance, Va.
Rev. G. W. Hoik, from Charlotte to
R. P. D. 5, Hendersonville, N. C.
Rov. William H. Wood, from Balti
more, Md., to Chrl8tian8burg, Va.
Rov,' Edgar G. Gammon, from
Harligen, Tex., to Hampden-Sidney,
Va., where he is now pastor of College
Rov. Dr. Juan Orts Gonzalez and
wife, who recently returned from
Cuba, on account of their health, are
now in Nashville, Tenn. He is doing
work on evangelical literature in
Spanish for our Foreign Mission Com
mittee. He has also been appointed
instructor in Spanish in Vanderbilt
University. They are boarding with
Dr. J. T. McGill, one of the professors
in the university. They are both
steadily improving in health.
HOME MISSION RECEIPTS.
The receipts for the Assembly's
Home Missions for the seven months
ending October 31st, were $103,759,
an increase of $28,286 over the same
period of last year. The cost of the
work for these seven months was
$120, &$9, and there was a debt of
$10,000 at the beginning of the year,
so there is now a deficit of $27,080.
All this and much more is needed at
once that the work may not suffer.
FOREIGN MISSION RECEIPTS.
The receipts for Foreign Missions
for October were $50,462, an increase
of $2,336 over the same month last
year. For the seven months ending
October 31, 1917, the total receipts
were $214,081, an increase of $17,413
over the same period for last year.
The amount needed for the work, ac
cording to present estimates, is
$572,937. As prices advance this will
probably be increased. Add to this
the debt at the beginning of the year
of $73,426, and the total amount
needed for the year is $646,363. This
leaves $432,282 to be raised in the
next five months. This means that
every member of the Church ought to
do his best to provide the means for
carrying on this great work.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO
Rev. R. M. Hall, D. D.
About what? Our Home Mission
work. There is great danger that, in
the stress and strain of present day
conditions, the rush and r|ar of war
preparations, subscriptions solicited
for Liberty Bonds, Red Cross needs,
Y. M. C. A. army work, and many
other equally worthy causes, we are
going to forget our own Home Mission
work and its pressing needs; and the
work itself and the workers may be
allowed to suffer.
There never was a time when the
needs were greater, while the oppor
tunities are absolutely bewildering.
Are we going to retrench, or barely
hold on to what we already have, or,
by the grace of God, are we going to
enlarge the work?
Everything has gone up like a
rocket, except salaries. If the churches
contribute only just what they did last
year, there will likely be retrench
ment, or suffering somewhere. If there
is only a small increase in the offer
ings, we may barely, with great effort,
hold our own. But the pillars of fire
and cloud are swinging forward and
calling upon us to follow. A large in
crease in offerings all along the line
is called for, and will mean a generous
enlargement of the work, even
in troublous times. What are we going
to do about It? ;
Lewlsburg, W. Va.
URGENT NEED IN OUR WAR
Requests are coming in from the
pastors in the camp cities of our
Church, urgently asking that help be
given them in their work for the sol
diers. Here are some of these re
Dr. Wellford telegraphs from New
port News as follows: "Passing by
the thousands. Local Council urge
you to send a number one worker im
mediately or authorize us to secure
him. None but the best can meet the
demand. Opportunity great. Last
chance to reach. Psychological time
and place to strike. Wire reply."
Mr. Price writes from Alexandria:
"The Presbytery of Louisiana, on my
behalf, has written to Dr. Wells ask
ing for assistance. I have also writ
ten to Dr. Wells, answering his note
of inquiry and explaining fully our
situation. It is impossible for me to
do my regular work and at the same
time look after the Presbyterian sol
diers from Mississippi, Arkansas and
Louisiana, as well as others from all
parts of the Union mobilized at Beau
regard. I have no conveyance, and
our shuttle train leaves me with a
territory of many miles to cover on
foot. If the Assembly expects me or
the Alexandria church, which is not
a strong one by any means, to do what
they seem to require, it will be abso
lutely necessary for me to have an
automobile and a secretary. I want
a live man, not necessarily a minister,
but a genuinely active Christian young
man who can approach men, and one
who will stay on the job seven days in
the week. The Romanists, Baptists
and Jews all have their men at work,
and are getting good results. The
Methodists, like myself, are still ask
Mr. Hodges writes from Anniston as
follows: "I have been anxiously wait
ing to hear from the Camp Commit
tee appointed by Dr. Wells, but so
far have heard nothing. The camp
has been here two months, and noth
ing has been done for the men by
either our Church or the U. S. A. peo
ple. It is an Impossibility for me or
any other man to do what should be
done. The Northern and Southern
Baptists have united their efforts, and
have one man here representing the
two churches. He is looked upon
somewhat as the assistant to the local
Baptist preacher, and preaches at his
church at the night service. I should
be more than glad to have some man
here representing our two Presby
terian bodies. There is a fine oppor
tunity for some good man. The wrong
man would be the worst possible mis
fit. I should be very glad to hear from
you as to what our people expect to
do. I understand the U. ff. A. pop
ple have rather an elaborate program.
I should think it would be a great mis
take for both churches to send a man
when one man could do the work."
These are an indication of the
urgent need of the Church at once to
furnish our Committee with money to
carry on this work. I am authorizing
on faith Dr. Wellford to go ahead and
employ a man for his work at Newport
News. Thousands of men are embark'
ing from that port. A great evange
listic opportunity is offered to reach
multitudes of men with a gospel mes
sage. We cannot afford to wait.
Churches and individuals are urged to
send their gifts at once to our treas
urer of Home Missions at Atlanta, Ga.
James I. Vance,
Chairman War Work Council.
IS THE Y. M. O. A. IN CAMP
We had the pleasure a day or two
ago of meeting Lieutenant Herbert
S. Richland, editor-in-chief ot The
Bayonet, an excellent paper published
in Camp Lee. We asked him to glva
our readers hi8 opinion of the Y. M.
C. A. in camp. He has no direct con
nection with the Association, but has
had fine opportunity of seeing and
knowing its work. Here is a letter
Camp Lee, Va.,
Nov. 11, 1917.
You may tell your readers for me
that the Y. M. C. A. does more to
make life pleasant for the men in
service than any other one influence
I know of.
Speaking, not as an editor, but as
a soldier who has gratefully derived
a world of comfort from the many
Y. M. C. A. conveniences and the
hearty handshakes that come with
them, and as an officer who has seen
the whole efficiency of a command
heightened by the advent of a Y. M.
C. A. and its diversions, I want to
say as simply and as forcefully as I
can that the work the Y. M. C. A. is
doing is marvelously efficient and
beneficent, and worthy of every cent
of support anyone can give it.
The Y. M. C. A. is tremendously
efficient in its thorough practicalness.
When the soldiers, especially the
newly drafted men of our national
army, first enter camp atmosphere,
and are amazed at the lack of so
many necessities without which they
had not thought life would be worth
living, they turn to the Y. M. C. A.
and there find all their chiefest needs
anticipated and expertly, thoroughly
filled. They find writing facilities (I
venture to say that all of your read
ers who have sons in the service are
familiar with the cheerful Y. M. C.
A. stationery), they find athletic
equipment, chess and checker boards,
movie shows, reading rooms, classes,
everything that could possibly aid
them in pleasantly passing their time
off ? everything that they themselves
would have provided, if they had the
money, time and experience to do so.
And it's all surrounded by so pleas
ant an air of friendly, considerate
geniality ? too obviously sincere to
bear any suspicion of being assumed
? that they turn to the Y. M. C. A.
as to a big brother ? or home circle,
with a smile of pleased anticipation
and conviction that they will be com
fortably at home. They deserve every
dollar anyone can afford to give them.
Yours very truly,
Herbert S. Richland,
Second Lieut., I. M. C., N. A.,
Editor-in-Chief The Bayonet.
HUGUENOT SOCIETY HELPS THE
The Huguenot Evangelical Society
of Richmond aids in the support of
the work of the Reformed Church in
France. It has recently received an
interesting letter from Rev. Charles
Merle D'Aubigne, secretary of the
Central Evangelical Society of the
Protestant Church of France. He
"The accession of your country to
the allied cause is an immense gain,
moral as well as material. It has given
us all courage and heart to continae
the fight without wavering. I cannot
say how much the words of your
President have done us good In show
ing us that the reasons for which we
are resisting the tremendous power of
our enemies have been understood on
your side; and, in strengthening our
resolve to persevere until a new con
struction of the world, founded on jus
tice and right, has been ushered In.
Surely we can expect, now that such
high and distlnterested principles
have been propounded by your Presi
dent, that a new era is coming in when
brutal force will be discarded, and
all nations will nnlte to lire in peace
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