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and scattered all over this and other States, will rise up to call him bless ed. Mr. Emmons was born in Culpeper County, Va., on October 17, 1861. He received his education at Randolph Macon College and the Mac Feat Bowen Business College at Baltimore. On July 4, 1890, he was married to Miss Georgia Griggs, of Baltimore. Until her death in the early summer of 1916 Mrs. Emmons was his de voted, faithful and most efficient helper in the building of boys into manhood. Mr. Emmons began his work among boys at the Baltimore House of Refuge in 1885. Since then he has been employed at the Phila delphia House of Refuge, the Indiana Boys' School and the Cincinnati House of Refuge. On July 7, 1903, he became Superintendent of the Lau rel Industrial School, and continued there until October, 1908, when he accepted the Superintendency of the Industrial School at Florence, S. C. While at Florence he organized the school, putting it upon a firm basis for the splendid work it has been doing since. He was elected back to the Laurel School in April, 1912, where he served until his death. Mr. Emmons is survived by his sec ond wife, Mrs. Annie Mallory Em mons; his daughter, Mrs. Norma Em mons Harris, and three grandchildren of Timmonsville, S. C.; his sisters, Mrs. Bettie Mastin, of Culpeper, Va., and Mrs. William McFarland, of Char lottesville; and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Emmons, of Germantown, Pa. Books 1 1 Any book reviewed in this paper may be purchased from the publish ers or from the Presbyterian of the South. On the Right of the British Lino. By Captain Gilbert Nobbs, L. R. B. Publishers, Charles Scrlbner's Sons, New York. Price $1.25. This is a most interesting account of the per sonal experiences of a British officer in the trenches. It gives in minute detail some of the conditions about which everybody wants to know and about which most people know very little. The Magic of 8cience. By A. Fred erick Collins. Publishers, Fleming H. Revell Co., New York. Price $1.25. There is an old saying; "Satan finds some mischief still for Idle hands to do." This book is the mischief anti dote, for there will never be any idle hands belonging to a boy who owns this book. It gives In a most inter esting way directions simple and easy for the performing of a great number of scientific experiments, which will not only amuse any normal boy, but will be very instructive as well. When Home Is Heaven. By Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman. Publishers, Fleming H. Revell Co. Price $1.25. To give the name of the author of this book is enough to insure its value. It treats Its subject, the Chris tian Home, in a most suggestive and inspiring way. Roger Williams. By May Emery Hall. Publishers, The Pilgrim Press, Boston, Mass. Price $1.25. This is a brief and well written history of Roger Williams, the first Baptist preacher in this country, the Apostle of religious liberty and the friend of the Indians. A Son of the Middle Border. By Hamlin Garland. Publishers, The Mc Millan Company, New York. Price $1.60. This Is a most interesting story of pioneer life in our great Northwest, beginning at the /lose of the Civil War and covering the period of the next quarter of a century. As one reads the pages, which are the autobiography of the author, he seems to be wandering over the boundless prairies, living in the rude shacks of the early settlers, sharing their frugal fare and their hard toil. He sees the sturdy character of these pioneers and watches the steady growth of the younger generation, who, building upon the foundations laid with labor and suffering by their fathers and mothers, have made that country great in many ways. The book is wonderfully well written, and without the pretense of a plot holds the interest of the reader to the last page. Our Bible. By Professor Herbert L. Willett, Ph. D., of the University of Chicago. Publishers, the Christian Century Press, Chicago. Price $1.35. It is hard to recognize "Our Bible" in the book this author describes. He says the Bible contains the word of God, but implies that it contains a good deal else. Of inspiration he says: "The higher criticism has for ever disposed of the fetish of a level Bible (what he means by this he does not explain); it has destroyed the doctrine of verbal inspiration." He makes up the books of the Bible from various sources, and makes pos itive statements as to who were and who were not the writers of these, as often as otherwise differing from the accepted ideas on the subject; but he gives no proofs of his position. In speaking of these writers he says: "Their messages were not of equal value, and they did not all agree But the best of them perceived in some true sense the direction in which God was moving and tried to get things out of his way." The read er has the feeling that Dr. Willett is trying to throw discredit upon most of the teachings of the Christian Church concerning the Bible, without coming out directly and denying them. The Gospel of Mark ? An Exposi tion. By Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D. D., Professor in Princeton Theo logical Seminary. Publishers, West minster Press. Price 60 cents. Any thing written by Dr. Erdman may safely be endorsed and will prove helpful to his readers. This little vol ume is a brief exposition of the gos pel of Mark. It is simple, clear, prac tical and spiritual. It will prove very useful to Sunday-school teachers in the study of the present series of les sons, giving them light and spiritual power in their teaching. African Missionary Heroes and He roines. By H. K. W. Kumm. Pub lishers, The McMillan Company, New York. Price $1.25. This book calls the roll of some of the heroes of the faith who have labored and died to preach the gospel in the Dark Conti nent. It is well written and makes interesting and helpful reading to any one who is interested in missions or in Africa. The list of heroes is not complete, but the author gives the history of the life and work of Perpetua and Cahlna, martyrs of the early days of Christianity; of Graham, Wilmot, Brooke, Bishop Crowther, Francois ColUard, Grenfell of the Congo, Ludwig Krapf, Mary Slessor, Mackay, Tucker, Moftatt and Living stone. It seems that Lapsley and some others were not included. But there have been so many heroes in the work in Africa that all cannot be put into one volume. This book will prove specially helpful to those who are studying Africa in Mission Study Classes. In Happy Valley. By John Fox, Jr. Publishers, Charles Scribner'a Sons, New York. Price $1.35. This book is a series of most interesting sketches of the natives of the Cum berland Mountains. It is hard to real ize that people can be found in such conditions as he describes them. And yet the author presents them in a most striking way, and in a way that is true to nature. Mr. Fox is an adept at writing sketches of this kind. "You stay hyeh with the baby," he said quietly, "an' I'll take yo* meal home." From "In Happy Valley," by John Fox, Jr. Published by Charles Scrib ner's Sons. A Theology for the Social Gospel. By Walter Rauschenbush. Publish ers, The McMillan Company, New York. Price $1.50. This book is far more destructive than it is construc tive. He undertakes to show that theology is all wrong. He presents it as an impersonal something that has developed a system of doctrines, based much more upon tradition than upon the word of God. He denies the Mosaic authorship of Genesis, saying that a part of it at least was written about 900 B. C. He defines sin as selfishness. He questions whether Adam was sinless before the fall. He admits the doctrine of orig inal sin, but in a modified form. He says: "Today the belief in a satanlc kingdom exists only where a religious and theological tradition keeps it alive." He shows a marked and dis tinct antagonism to the Church, ig noring to a large extent the bless ings it has brought to the world, and offers nothing better as a substitute. His social gospel ignores to a very great extent the fundamental doc trines of the Bible, and indeed ho rarely appeals to the Bible as the source of authority. He has a great deal to say about the social gospel, but is not clear as to what he means by it. He seems to have the idea that the conditions of the world may be vastly improved by the exertion of some kind of influence without ref erence to the bringing about of any change in the individuals that consti tute the group. These are only a few of the many points in which he shows a decided leaning to the teaching of modern German theologians. Women of Belgium. By Mrs. Char lotte Kellogg. Publishers, Funk & Wagnalls Co., New York. Price $1.00. Mrs. Kellogg was the only American woman on the Commission which went to Belgium to study the needs of the people. She gives a most in teresting account of the work done by the Commission for the Relief of Belgium. Her account of the way the Belgian women gave themselves in large numbers to the work of aiding the Commission, in supplying the dis tressing need of that war-devastated country, makes a most fascinating story. The world has probably never seen more noble and true self-sacriflce in behalf of others. Fun With the Fairies. By E. Ger aldine Berkeley. Publishers, Sher man, French & Co., Boston. Price $1.00. This is a fascinating story for little folks of the experience of a lit tle brother and sister with the little fairies. It will afford the children a great deal of pleasure to have it read to them. Forefathers' Day Sermons. By Rev. Charles E. Jefferson, D. D. Publish ers, The Pilgrim Press, Boston, Mass. Price $1.60. Postage 12 cents. This volume contains fifteen sermons by Its author, preached one each year dur ing the week in December observed as Pilgrim Week. They are really essayB, rather than sermons, in which the history, character and in fluence of the Puritans, and especial ly the Pilgrim Puritans, are clearly and most interestingly presented. One who wishes information on this sub ject could scarcely do better than to study this book. Flashlights. By Margaret Babcock. Publishers, Sherman, French & Co., Boston. Price $1.00. This is a vol ume of short verses, which are writ ten in a rather peculiar style. They sing the faith and hope of Christian Science. As might be expected, there is no person in whom faith Is to be placed, and there is little ground for hope. Anna Coopc, Sky Pilot of tho flan Bias Indians. An Autobiography. Pub lishers, The American Tract Society, New York. Price $1.25. This Is a most interesting story of a young woman who went out independently as a missionary to the Indians first on the Orinoco River in South Amer ica. and then in the San Bias Islands off the coast of Panama. She went without the support of any board or church, but put her trust In Ood for guidance and support. In a wonder ful way Ood has blessed and used her for the salvation of those who were in darkness and sin. "Quit you like men. Ba strong."