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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, October 23, 1918, Image 15

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Dr. Browne, who knows array life
himself, having served with the regu
lars in the days of the Apache Indian
wars, has been ever on the alert to
seize every opportunity to bring every
available uplifting help to the men
stationed in or near New Orleans.
Fort St. Philip, an outpost sixty
miles down the river, a coast defense
point where some 4 00 men were sta
tioned, needed a building. Dr.
Browne brought the matter to the at
tention of friends. They went down
and looked it over, and in time be
came interested, and on June 2d last
that great organization and bunch of
boosters who never grow weary in
any good work, the Elks, erected a
fine building which has been a verita
ble God-send to the boys down the
More recently Camp Martin sprang
up almost over-night ? the third mili
tary camp in the city limits.
At the very beginning of all this
work Dr. Browne secured the great
Lincoln Chatauqua, and financed the
proposition himself, and placed the
great chatauqua tent at City Park in
Practically all physicians and medi
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easy reach ot Camp Nicholls, and
every day and night for a week 3,000
soldiers enjoyed a feast of good things
without any cost to them whatever.
In all these buildings splendid pro
grams have been carried on covering
the usual Y. M. C. A. camp activities.
This has been made possible by the
finest kind of co-operation of the good
people of New Orleans.
And so the work has grown until
recently Dr. Browne asked for more
secretarial help from the War Work
Council, and this has been granted,
and the force of War Work Secreta
ries is now sufficient to relieve the
local Association, and Dr. Browne of
all camp details, and with one of their
men now to look after supplies, and
keep a check on the camps, the va
rious building secretaries, with the
aid of enlisted men, are able to keep
their programs up to the usual high
The local Association has had from
the start, and still has, the general
oversight of the work. Reports are
made to the local Association as well
as to the War Work Council at San
Camp Martin has recently been
moved to Tulane University campus,
and the War Work Council appropri
ating money for a building there, pre
sented the building plans to the local
Association recently for approval,
which was given. This will make
five buildings in the city limits, be
sides the good old Central Building
on St. Charles Street, and the . Fort
St. Philip Building.
Several thousand men of the army
and navy are here all the time, be
sides many thousands who pass
through, en route to the point of em
barkation. These local troops and
moving troops, many thousands every
month, make full and free use of the
bathing, swimming and all other priv
ileges of the Central Association.
Besides all this, Dr. Browne is a
member of the State Y. M. C. A. War
Work Council, Chairman and Execu
tive Secretary of the New Orleans Dis
trict Recruiting Committee for over
seas Y. M. C. A. work, and has se
cured for Y. M. C. A. war work al
most one hundred men and women.
Three of these men are members of
his Board of Directors, and one of
them is now in France and another
en route.
Dr. Browne's own son. A. Oscar
Browne, Jr., who was Assistant Sec
retary of the New Orleans Association,
is now with the Rainbow Division on
the western front. He was the first
member of the local Association to
enlist, taking the oath on the day
Congress declared a state of war with
There are now more than 300 of
the New Orleans Association member
ship in the army and navy, and still
going strong.
The New Orleans Y. M. C. A. is in
better condition financially and doing
greater work today than ever beforo
in its history of sixty-eight years, it
being the third oldest Association in
the United States.
When the first great Indian con
tingent was embarking at Calcutta,
the Y. M. C. A. chief (It was E. C.
Carter, now in charge in France)
asked permission to put a secretary
on each transport. The wary British
officers reminded him of the causes
of the Sepoy Mutiny and denied his
request. He tried seven times in vain,
but finally got this qualified conces
sion, "If you agree that those
men will not mention the name of
Jesus Christ you may put them on."
He thought the answer over and came
back with this request, "If I agrea
that these men will not mention the
name of Jesus Christ, but will litre
as nearly as they know how to live
like Jesus Christ, will you take
them?" The authorities agreed, and
Mr. Carter selected the most spiritual
ly minded men of his India force for
the job. This is the sequel as F. S.
Brockman, of the International Y. M.
C. A., told it at the Southern Metho
dist General Conference:
Then what happened? Among Ori
entals the lowest man on earth is a
barber. In China the only man whose
sons are not eligible for the public
examinations is the barber. Well, at
first there was nothing for the secre
taries to do; but finally the hair of
the Indian soldiers began to grow
and needed cutting; and although
they themselves were of the lowest
class, there was not one of them who
was low enough to act as barber to
another. And then came the time of
these university men, who were called
"sahib" by the Indians. They said:
"This is the thing for us to do." And
they started around serving as bar
bers. Then it was not long before
those soldiers began writing home,
saying: "When we left home there
was no Mohammedan who cared for
our souls; there was no Hindoo prie3t
on the boat; there were no Buddhi3ts
who looked after us; but these Chris
tians, they have been brothers to us;
they have acted like they were ser
vants to us. There is nothing they
have not done for us. Put my daugh
ter or my son into the missionary
school. We want to know what the
Christian religion is."
That brings us back to the words
of our Lord: "I am the life." And
any man who lives the life, though
he may for a moment keep his mouth
shut, can bear the testimony that
needs to be borne. There is no work
that we have anywhere more success
ful in direct spiritual results and
Christian propaganda than that we
are doing among the Indian troops.
"Jesus, knowing that the Father
had given all things into his hands,
and that he came forth from God,
and goeth unto God, riseth from sup
per, and layeth aside his garments;
and he took a towel and girded him
self. Then he poureth water into a
basin and began to wash the dis
ciples' feet, and to wipe them with
the towel wherewith he was girded.
... So when he had washed their
feet, and taken his garments and sat
down again, he said unto them, . . .
I have given you an example that ye
also should do as I have done to
you." ? Christian Advocate.
Barret-Cook: At the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Bernhardt, Green
ville, S. C., October 12, 1918, by Rev.
E. P. Davis, Mr. J. H. Barret, of No
rene, Tenn., and Miss Mary Cook, of
Concord, N. C.
Hhcaron-Stanton: At the manse
of the Second Presbyterian church,
Greenville, S. C., October 12, 1918,
by Rev. E. P. Davis, Mr. George L.
Shearon, of Anderson, S. C., and Miss
Lydie Stanton, of Belton, S. C.
50 e a 1 1) 4
Whereas, our all-wise and loving
Father has seen fit to remove from
our midst our beloved sister and mem
ber, Miss Jennie Phillips; therefore,
it is resolved by these societies that ?
They have sustained a grievous and
heavy loss in the death ot this faith
ful sister;
And that we hereby convey to her
people our deepest and heartfelt sym
And that a copy of this paper be
sent to her family and also to the
Presbyterian of the South.
Fleda Ramey,
Sec. of the Aid Society;
Emma Jones,
Sec. of the Missionary Society, Pres
byterian Church of Berryville.
After a very brief illness, died in
her home at Burkeville, Va., May 21,
1918, in the eighty-second year of
her life. She was with one exception
the oldest member of the Presbyterian
church in Burkeville.
Mrs. Agnew was born in Summet
Hill, Pa., June 6, 1836. Her parents,
Dr. Alexander and Elizabeth McLean,
were both sturdy Scotch-Irish stock,
and in their home the daughter Eliza
beth received her early Christian cul
ture which ever directed and con
trolled her devotion to God, Church
and religion.
She was educated at Moravian Sem
inary, Bethlehem, Pa. She was mar
ried to Dr. James A. Agnew, June,
1876, and in the home were five step
children to whom she became a moth
er and they to her devoted children.
Dr. Agnew preceded her to the grave
many years, and she was left to di
rect the home, which she did with
wonderful skill and ability.
During her last illness she was ten
derly nursed by her devoted nieces
and nephews, and when she felt the
end near she called them to her bed
side and said, "Children, I am ready
to go home; keep the family altar in
yonr homes and meet me in heaven."
Her pall-bearers were selected from
her step-sons and nephews: J. P. Ag
new, W. B. Agnew, George R. McLean,
Montgomery Blair, George V. Scoft
and W. B. Farrier.
Mrs. Agnew also leaves to mourn
her departure one brother, William S.
McLean, LL. D., of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.,
and one sister, Mrs. M. M. Long, of
Philadelphia, Pa.
Since the death of Mrs. Agnew
many letters have come from those
grief-stricken ones whom she at some
time had helped. Indeed her left
hand knew not what her right hand
was doing, and in her quiet way she
knew best the Master's meaning when
he said, "It is more blessed to give
than to receive."
In her later years much of the
pleasure of the sanctuary was lost by
a defective hearing, but she was still
faithful. Her special work and joy
was the care and attention of the
Communion table, which was always
ready and supplied with all things
needful by her own hands. Absent,
and we miss her, yet we know she
lives; lives in the hearts of those who
cherish her memory, lives in heaven
in the life which she began with
Christ on earth, lives never to die.
"Blessed are the dead which die in
the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith
the Spirit, that they may rest from
their labors, and their works do fol
low them."
Her Pastor.
Crewe, Va.

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