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your Sunday dinner. I went to the American church this morning, where we had an American church service, which was helpful. In the afternoon I walked around the Tuilleries Gar den in the sunshine. I also walked down the Champs Elysees, coming home from church. That is the great avenue of Paris ? very wide and beautiful be yond description. Should any of the Christiansburg boys be starting for France, give my Paris addross to the mothers and have them write the boys and should any of them get sick or be in the hosnitals and thoy write me their whereabouts I either might see them or possibly get another secretary to do so. In addressing letters to me please use the full name, Edward E. Lane, to avoid any confusion at the office in Paris. I am sure there is a wonderful door open to me and all other men in my line of service. The coming days and months are filled with vast possi bilities one way or the other for the kingdom of God on earth, but without the strength and wisdom which God alone gives no one can accomplish this task. I am sure all of my good friends who vent to help can do more for my work by prayer than anything elBe. This help I know you will give. Address: Care American Y. M. C. A., 12 Rue D'Aguessau, Paris, France. WAR RELIEF IX LIBERATED PALESTINE. Personal Narrative From Gaza and Jaffa. An Interview With Mr. C. T. Hooper, by Stephen van Rensselaer Trowbridge. One of the soldiers from the Pales tine front has brought back a typical picture of a refugee group. In the midst of a wide stretch of desert, ab solutely bare of any growing thing, is a little group of refugees, old peo ple, women and children, with one precious donkey that by dint of effort or stratagem they had been able to save. Their babies they carried on their backs, and what was left of their worldly goods they had loaded on the little donkey. Their men had been taken months before, and they had been driven from their homes by the Turks, so they went out not know ing whither they went, hoping some how, somewhere to And food and shel ter. Multiply that group by hundreds who have already come inside the British lines and you see the problem that faces the staff of relief workers. One of the most pressing tasks in Jaffa is to provide for the one hun dred and fifty orphans who had been gathered in by two French Sisters of Mercy during the Turkish regime. With rare self-sacrifice these faithful women have remained at their duties all through the past two years, while France and Turkey have been at war. The children have become emaciated and worn, and It is not an easy thing to get a smile from any one of them. It will be hard for friends in America to imagine children who have for gotten how to smile. Hundreds of other orphans are scattered about in the vicinity, and are gradually dis covered and gathered in. Three young children were found in a street in Jaffa extremely weary and hungry. When questioned about their home they explained that both father and mother had recently died In Jeru salem, and that they had set out to walk to the sea. The forty-five miles of road through hills and valleys in this war zone they had traversed by themselves, and on foot. - Mr. Hooper found the old Church Missionary Socletly hospital had bsen used by the Turks for wounded. Foul dressings and every sort of refuse had been dumped In the courtyard and accumulated, until the place was filled with an overpowering stench. The floors likewise were filthy and stained. To clear up and destroy the mass of sickening material in the courtyard the only certain way was burning. And there being no fuel, Mr. Hooper had the fence of the premises pulled down and broken up. Soon there was a good blaze, and to day the hospitol is thoroughly cleaned up and disinfected. No kitchen uten sils have been left in the houses of Jaffa, because the Turks took every bit of metal. The population before the Turkish evacuation was nearly 80,000, but is much less at present, owing to the fact that large numbers of Moslems scattered northward at the last moment. In the Church Mis sionary Society Hospital, which It is proposed to reopen at once, under the direction of Bishop Maclnnes' Relief Committee, with Dr. Lasbrey in charge, only heavy furniture was left by the enemy. Every vestige of equip ment, bedding supplies, cotton, wool, etc., Is gone. The well and pump on the premises had been broken, and necessary pipes removed. But after a diligent search three sections of piping which exactly fitted were found in a Turkish house nearby. The pump is at work once more. Each day a huge and wretched crowd fills the street In front of the hospital for the bread ration provided thus far by the British military au thorities. Frequently oranges are of fered for an extra bit of bread, be cause no wheat was left by the Turks. As this crowd pushes forward to receive its portion, let me describe to you one family in particular The father is still suffering from the tragedy which befell him recently while he was compelled to load and unload dynamite for the Turks. Both his hands were blown off, and since then he has not been able to earn anything. His wife and four little children, gaunt and wretched, follow close to him; a truly heart-breaking Bight. In the relief hospital in Jaffa the one hundred and fifty children had to lie on the cold tiling, without any bedding or even a bit of straw. And It has been very cold in Jaffa and Jerusalem recently. Mr. Hooper was able to find some worn flour sacks, thin and full of holes, but most wel come and useful. Each child now has one of them. He also distributed the clothing and blankets sent from Port Said upon the first appeal, and began giving out pieces of flannelette to be sewn into garments. But the people went out and traded the cloth for food, so it has been necessary to organize, and to employ a number of women in sewing up dresses and clothes which will be used in the orphanage. Soon more systematic plans for clothing and blankets will be made. The needs of the people in the country further north are more the army moves on toward Syria there serious and compelling. So that, as will be increasing demands upon our staff and upon our funds. But there is quite enough in the immediate op portunity to call Into action every bit of human sympathy, and every ma terial resource available. The 'world is wide in time and tide, And Ood is guide: then do not hurry. That man is blest who does his best And leaves the rest; then do not worry. ? Dr. Deems. iWarriagcsf Crosap-Taylor: At the residence of the bride's father, D. C. Taylor, In Trenton, Tenn., Thursday, February 21, 1918, by Rev. Lynn P. Ross, Mr. Walter A. Cresap and Miss Florence Taylor, both of Trenton. Glass-Boone: At Trenton, TennTi February 24, 1918, by Rev. Lynn .F. Ross, Mr. Charles W. Glass and Miss Edna Boone, both of Trenton. Leigh-Wall: At the home of friends of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Gar rett, Norfolk, Va., by Rev. E. L. Flan agan, pastor of the Park Avenue Pres byterian church, on December 15, 1917, Mr. Julian Leigh, of Norfolk, and Miss Annie Wall, of Danville, Va. Kelly-Williamson: At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Williamson, Norfolk, Va., by Rev. E. L. Flanagan, pastor of the Park Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by the bride's uncle, Rev. W. L. Mur phy, on February 28, 1918, Miss Ruby Williamson and Mr. George Kelly. McCrary-Chapman : At the manse, Hazlehursf, Miss., February 7, 1918, by Rev. S. C. Caldwell, Rev. J. A. Mc Crary, of the Cumberland church, and Mrs. Freddie Chapman, all of Copiah County, Miss. Thamcs-Sponce: At the manse, Ha zlehurst, Miss., December 23, 1917, Mr. Collins K. Thames and Miss May Belle Spence, Rev. S. C. Caldwell of ficiating, all of Copiah County, Miss. 38 e a t fj s Smith: Mrs. Christina S. Smith died February 23 at her residence in Columbia, S. C. She was the widow of the late Dr. George Smith, was eighty-five years old, and had lived in Columbia for fifty-eight years. She was a faithful and devoted member of the First Presbyterian church. Brown: On January 24 Wallace Caldwell Brown, a deacon of the Zlon Presbyterian church, near Columbia, Tenn., quietly "fell on sleep." A good man has gone to his reward and he will be greatly missed in the church and the community. Pastor. Price: At her home near Living ston, N. J., on the morning of Feb ruary 14, of apoplexy, Mrs. Mary Fleming Price, aged eighty-three years, widow of John M. Price, for merly of Richmond, Va., and eldest daughter of the late Edwin James and Frances Armstrong, his wife, for merly of Petersburg, Va. MRS. CATHERINE RANDOLPH TAY LOR NEWMAN. In the quietness of her home near Somerset, Va., on December 30, 1917, the spirit of Mrs. Catherine R. Tay lor Newman, widow of Reuben M. Newman, deceased, gently passed away. Apparently in her usual health the night before, her only son found on entering her room the next morn ing that the soul had taken its flight. Mrs. Newman was born at "Calvin Hill," near Hanover C. H., Va., March 19, 1847, being the daughter of Rob ert Taylor and Barbara Overton Tllgh man. On October 25, 1871, she was married at "Tivoll," Orange County, Va., to Reuben M. Newman, and waa privileged to rear a large and useful family of children. Their home was an unusually happy one, permeated throughout with the spirit of the Christ ? one of those privileged places where one always likes to be. For many years Mra. Newman had been a member of the Presbyterian church at Gordonsville, Va., and few, if any, ever lived who had more at heart the Interests and welfare of that church. Her husband was a tried and true elder thereof, and had been for an unusually long time before his death, and his wife waa an ever ready help-meet. Grateful to Qod for the life she lived; sorrowing, though not witnout hope, that she is with us no more; we look forward with confidence to the future, praying that, with the family circle unbroken and with the multitude of friends gathered again together, we may all meet "in that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." MARTHA BEAUREGARD LINDSAY. The passing away of Martha Beau regard Lindsay, wife of the pastor of First Presbyterian church of Cor inth, Miss, leaves an aching void in the erstwhile happy home. After years of patient almost help less suffering, she quietly, peacefully entered the Glory Land on January 24. Her sweet Christ-like spirit was the comment of all who met her, for never a sigh or murmur fell from her lips, but a happy smile, a cordial greeting and appreciation of any ser vice rendered was awaiting each one who entered. Flowers were one of her chiefest delights, and a recent request was: "When I die don't put all tho flowers on my grave; send them to the sick and sorrowing." "O, pure white life divine! Translated into everlasting day. Thou Bhalt pass never from our hearts away. For Christ's own loves were thiue." One Who Loved Her. MARY WALLACE McCLUKK. The subject of this brief sketch was the daughter of Robert Tate Wal lace and Caroline M. M. Humphreys, and was born at the ancestral home in Augusta County, Va., September 27, 1834. She died January 27, 1918, having reached the ripe age of eighty three years and four months. On Feb ruary 14, 1856, she was married to John P. McClure, and was early left a widow with four small children, her husband having died in 18(15 from a wound received in the Civil War. Her four children, one daughter and two sons, two of them elders in Bethel church, and one brother, James W. Wallace, the senior elder in 12ethel church, remain to mourn their loss. Her long life of unobtrualvo piety was spent in quiet usefulness at her own home, a few miles from the spot where she was born. Like that god ly woman of old, she dwelt among her own people, rearing her children so that they rise up and call her blessed, filling well her place in all the activities of the church and the community, honored and loved by every neighbor, "an excellent woman." Indeed, who made the world rlchor by her life and poorer by her death. 8he was received Into the commu nion of Bethel church in her young womanhood, and was for sixty-three years a devoted member and a regu lar attendant on Its worship. Sho had passed her eighty-third birthday, yet within a few months of * ? during the beautiful weatb tumn, she was for a numl days In her accustomed place in toe house of God; and now she has passed from the earthly courts of the Lord to see him face to face in the "Upper Sanctuary." Richmond, Va R. A L. Difficulties ar? thtrigs that show what men are. ? Epictetus.