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unity. Ho has developed industries and has shown unusual ability at finance and commerce. He is pre eminently law-abiding. For all these things he has been hated and perse cuted and last of all this greatest of afflictions has fallen upon him. The Syrian, too. equally a victim of this same wholesale deportation, has suf fered untold persecution, it is said that in the region of the Lebanon ?loath and destruction were more ram pant than anywhere else. It Is difficult to grasp the purpose of a government in this twentieth cen tury. which has attempted to anni hilate a whole people. For many years Previous to the war. hatred and dis' trust existed between the Turks and he Armenians. Add to this the new which , Turkincation of the empire v ilaS taken Possession of the oung Turk leaders, and perhaps-, it is possible to understand in some de Rree how the idea of the elimination of the Armenians, as unfit for com ide-^h Urkificat,on- was conceived. The lea has been carried out with primi tive barbarity. Deportation, mas acres and disorganizrtion. with the natural results of starvation and diesase have been the methods What TaTl th<! more ?? t* fact that it was organized by a so called Eovernment and put ,h Kreed that Germany will be held ulti mately guilty in this crime The Armenian and Syrian Relief Committee in America, six thousand dl"ZTy from thls pUiful scene of ZtT:r] Pain< ,B trying to >ng bv ev 8 Ude ?f ,,uman suffer uk by every means in Its power. The s ory of the growth of this com mittee, with the self-sacrifice of Us workers at home as well .. in the field nnd with the co-operation of generous Americans, makes fascinating reading ganize(lTnteiS ?f relief have been or fh" , SC?res of clties throughout the e desolate lands. Constantinople Hflis, Jerusalem. Teheran, Bagdad Ca.ro. Tabriz and Beirut each ,, a numbpS| ?f a Who,e reefon of relief villages In SC?r?3, ?f Sma" t0wns an<1 With vJ n n ra US ?f many tine bC thTSSS ?f PartS ?f Pa,eS' relief is grown* ?PP?rtun"y for J0?r,Ty esoZTZ Te *?:z:rcrz;:z?%? 10 .ROO(1 Samaritan. They wo 1 a" y write for more funds- each ZL :insa Cab,es askln* 'or' con. crosity. ,PP?rt and contl"?^l fien PreYent"1 but"01 ^ ^ hGCd for the America has Take t0 thG fUtUre" the burden of"PA S??10 freest of m Armenia. The hands to 1 natl?nS ho,<l3 out lts the f..? m?St (lowntrodden. In future there win 51-rcoter work ' moro ?"<> work nr - 1 , ,? constructive sneakin 1,taUOn' S? that pr?P interests'h a W? Bay that our It is to in rmcnla has only begun. be of ? 'n,TaSfi W,th the years Already we an<1 permanent nature. the broken 1 ' 0,,t ?f the (,flPths. which have civ ? ?! the nib,e ,an<,9? Preclo?rherl,al Wost ,h? People may j s religion, theso of pence ,o 1 "gal" "> ? ?" assurance that thM? SeC"rl,y' t0 ?" afflictions and ?,.-![r err'ble trla|s n'"> all time. ' Ka are over for M 7V/ ,WOn,r thO"?sand*destl ton, o" ,Thro? ???"?<' being forwarded from Cairo. Medical relief established; our five doctors working incessantly. Will you cable funds monthly? Twen ty-three Armenian exiles reached Port Said after inconceivable sufferings. Have wandered two and half years from village near Caesarea through Asia Minor mountains and Arabian deserts. Two hundred twenty-seven perished en route. (Signed) Trowbridge. From Tiflis. Wirth just arrived from Constanti nople. Reports ail Americans well and undisturbed. Transmission of funds unrestricted. Relief work in districts effective and orphan work extensive. Suffering appalling because winter and high prices and call for increased effort. Relief distributors doing utmost to alleviate suffering with funds available. Over $7,000,000 has been received and forwarded by the Committee, but these telegrams show that the need has not been met. An increasing amount must be supplied to meet an increasing need. Sond contributions to American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, 1 Madison Avenue, New York. HANDS OFF ? IT'S LOADED! Allow cards in the army buildings and it means gambling. No question about it, the game must be "made interesting" by stakes, whether ot peanuts or pennies. Soldiers say they want one place where they can't play cards. The buildings are crowded now without cards or dancing. If those were introduced they would serve less people, serve them only by sets and cliques, and make tempta tions doubly strong. Men often say in the huts, '"Can't we be quiet to night? We don't want entertainment all the time." Men are wearied with the constant hullabaloo. The call for cards or dances in the Association building is more fancied than real. Both might be innocent or innocuous enough for awhile, but never for long. There is too much of moral dynamite hidden in either to allow toying with by bungling hands. Dr. Winfield Scott llall well says, "The influence of the public dance is invariably bad, for the rhythmic music in the popu lar dance and the dress affected by young ladies and girls excite sex con sciousness." A fine looking man of twenty-four said to me, "Dancing complicates my moral problem." it is impossible to draw the line on in vitations, as not every man of culture and education is clean, far too many college men are rotten in their liv ing. A secretary of seasoned sense writes: "The devil has more lives than ten thousand black cats. You will never hit him a blow through the dance. It is always sexual and always will be, whether dances in a hall or a church. Several hundred rough-necks, many evidently from a city's toughest ranks, landed in a Southern city and began to mix with the colored folks and go to dives, seemed not to regard the good opin ion of any one. Organized effort, visiting their camps, socials there, in churches, in the Association, enter tainments, invitations to Christian homes, has revolutionized the whole bunch; they are happy, clean and striving to imitate the high toned kindness meted out to them. Not a dance has been found necessary." ? Association Men. If you cannof speak glibly in prayer meeting, then stammer out your heart's thanks in the best way you can. It may be that your broken words may accomplish more than a fluent man's harangues. ? T. L. Cuy ler. jflarrtagefi \Vel>b-l)uuma : At tho manse of the First Presbyterian church, Memphis, Mo., February 9, 19 IS, by Dr. F. M. Hawley, Mr. David Webb and Miss Anna Dauma, both of Memphis. (jJebhardt-Wick : April 2, 1918, at the manso of the First Presbyterian church, Memphis, Mo., by Dr. F. M. Hawley, Mr. Leverett B. Gebhardt and Miss Bertha Wick, both of Burlington, Iowa. 30 e a t fj si Clommcr: Helen Burgess Clemmor, a child of the covenant, daughter of Trent C. and Nettie D. Clemmer, died at her home near Murat, Va? March 30, 1918, In her ninth year. "Suffer tho little children to come unto me and forbid them not." A. W. W. McCurdy : On February 13, 1918, after a few days of illness death claimed Willam LeRoy McCurdy, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Mc Curdy, of Cuero, Texas. He was only eight years of ago, but a most at tractive boy, and we will all miss his bright and happy ways. Wilson: Robert Stuart Wilson died in Staunton, Va., January 30, 1918, in his forty-sixth year. He was a member of Oxford church (Rock bridge County, Va.) for twenty-four years. A. W. W. TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO MRS. JAMES IX. STEPHENSON. Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God, in His inscrutable providence, to remove from our midst our co-worker and well beloved, Mrs. Stephenson, we submit the following resolutions, although they but feebly demonstrate our high appreciation of her worth and the loss we sustain in her death: Resolved I. That in tho death of Mrs. Stephenson the church has lost one of its most devoted members, and one whose life was a beautiful tribute to the efficacy of the church, and that this society mourns for her as one to whom it never appealed in vain for support, for counsel, and for leader ship. Resolved II. That her family have lost a devoted mother, and the com munity a valuable friend. May her death be sanctified to the good of those who loved her, and her fond hope of a happy "family reunion" in the mansions above be one day fully realized. Resolved III. That we deeply sym pathize with tho bereaved relatives and humbly pray that He who has sent this affliction will sustain and comfort them. Resolved IV. That a copy of these resolutons be sent to each member of her family, and a copy to her Church paper for publication, and that a copy be put upon the records of these societies. Mrs. W. S. McClanahan, Mrs. John A. Pack, Mrs. J. W. Preston, Committee Sarah Daugherty Aid So ciety and Woman's Foreign Mis sionary Society, Roanoke, Va. April 2, 191 8. ELDER JOHN J. INSKEEP. The Committee on Memorial of Elder John J. Inskeep presented the following paper, which was adopted, and is as follows, viz.: It having pleased Almighty God to take from us our friend and brother, Mr. John J. Inskeep, the session de The New Spirit of The New Army By Joseph H. Odell. A Message for the Homes of "The Ser vice Flag," with an Introduction by New ton D, Baker, Secretary of War. Tells the folks at home what is happening to their boys, what Uncle Sam is really doing with them and for them. Gives peo ple at home some idea of the life that these boys are living, what they have in these camps to take the place of their lodge or their church, their amusements, their old associations. Also gives folks at home some idea of the effect that military training is having upon the morals and manners and general bear ings of these boys. All this from an eye witness. PRICE 75c NET, POSTPAID, Order from PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION Richmond, Va., Texarkana, Ark. -Tex. sires to pay this tribute to his life and work in our church and com munity. His relation to this church and Its work may be summed up in these facts: He united with this church March 3, 1872, and lived a consistent member for forty-six years; his piety and interest in the Lord's -work so commended him to the church that ho was elected a deacon and was or dained to that office May 13, 1894. and served the church faithfully and efficiently for twenty years in that difficult office, when on June 28, 1914, he was ordained an elder, and con tinued such until his departure to his reward, February 15, 1918. As an elder he felt deeply the grave respon sibilities of his office and generously deferred to the views of his brethren as to what was best and wisest for the church, ho was peculiarly tender in the reception of members, and firm for the great principles of his faith. His Christian character shone most conspicuously in his sleep humility, not counting himself worthy of the high honors to which his Lord and the church called him, and in the won derful fervency of his public prayers. It was a blessing to hear him pray. He took you right up to the mercy seat, and to follow him in prayer was to feel you had boon talking to the God of all grace. It goes without the say ing that such a Christian was scrupu lously honest, upright, straight forward, courteous, and true as a man, as a citizen, and in his business dealings. To do a mean thing was to him both a crime against man and a sin against God. He was firm in his friendships and those who knew him best loved him most. He was "not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord." Not only the ses sion but the church and community has sustained a great loss in his death. We mourn his loss, but rejoice to know that he lias entered into that rest that remaineth for the people of God. He was norn April 29, 1843, at the old Inskeep place, nearly opposite his late residence, "Point Lookout," and was, therefore, seventy-four years old. He married Miss Betty Washington, who, with one son, H. Carter Inskeep, and five grandchildren, survive him. It was ordered that this action of the session be forwarded to his widow with our assurance of our deepest sympathy for her and her son in their great loss, the measure of which only they can fully realize; that a copy bo spread upon our minutes, and that it bo published In tlio "Hampshire Re view" and In the "Presbyterian of the South." F. J. Brooke, Moderator Session Romney, W. Va., Presbyterian Church.