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Give the old as well as ths aew addrsss, and full address in all correspondence. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "Ths Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notioee of death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituary notioee aad resolutions of respect of Sessions, Societies, ete., are oharcsd for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondent* should sea that all aamaa ars written distinctly. Addrsss. ? Ths Presbyterian of the South, Room 100 Old Dominion Truat Building, Oth and Uaia fits., Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class matter, June IS, 1010 at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of March 3, 1379. Cfjurcf) iiietog BILLY SUNDAY. Rev. William A. Sunday, D. D., a minister of the Presbyterian Church, is the name, title and office of the great evangelist. As an expounder of the real meaning of the Scriptures and a preacher of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian religion, he is worthy of his office and his title. Because of his unique style of preach ing, as to language, illustration and gymnastic gestures, and his earlier history as a professional baseball player, to his hearers generally he is "Billy Sunday." For three years the Ministerial Union of Richmond has been trying to secure him for an evangelistic cam paign in this city. Last Sunday showed the success of their efforts, when he began a six weeks' meeting by preaching three sermons to large audiences. Owing to war conditions it was impossible to get lumber and labor to build a large tabernacle, such as is usually built for him. In conse quence the City Auditorium is being used. This seats about 4,500 people. At each of the services held during the day the building was filled and hundreds were turned away. His texts for the day were: in the morning, "Have ye received the Holy Ghost?" Acts 19:21; in the after noon it was, "Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you," Acts 1:8; in the evening, "Why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" The sermons were to Christiana and were heart searching. In his preaching there is nothing harsh, ex cept his denunciation of sin. He deals candidly with the shortcomings of professing Christians, but, while con demning the sin, he shows sympathy and love for the sinner. His illustrations and expressions are often humorous, and the con gregation laughs in response to them. Yet they are never used for the pur pose of causing a laugh, but to make clear or drive home to the heart some truth that he is dealing with. HIb gestures, poses and gymnastics are such as are very unusual in the pulpit, but they are never used for effect. They are simply a vivid meth od of emphasizing some truth and show his earnestness. As this paper goes to press Mon day morning we ars unable to yiv* a report of any but the first day in this issue. In subsequent issues we hope to give a fuller report. Those who wish a full day account, includ ing one of his sermons each day, can secure them through a paper which is advertised In this paper. Mr. Sunday has with him a full corps of helpers, each of whom will do a specific kind of work among particular classes of people. A very efficient local force, including two choirs of 750 voices each, has been organized here, and these workers are doing their part in an admirable man ner. For the last two weeks, on each of two nights each week, about one hundred and fifty home prayer meet ings were held, with a good attend ance and much interest. VIRGINIA. Synod of Virginia: The following committees are appointed for the work of the Church in this Synod: Foreign Missions ? the Presbyterial chairmen, with Mr. Nathaniel Har rison as Synod's chairman; Syste matic Beneficence ? Rev. J. H. Lacy, chairman for the Synod, with Presby terial chairmen; Rev. \V. E. Hudson, Synodical manager. Advisory Com mittee for the Synodical Auxiliary ? Rev. D. K. Walthall, Rev. J. H. Lacy and Rev. James A. Armstrong; Sun day-schools ? Rev. J. J. Fix, with chairmen in Presbyteries. According to the former action of the Synod, the appointments of chairmen hold good for one year only, except the Ad visory Committee, which is appointed for three years. It is important that meetings of these committees be held, in order that work for the year to come may be done more effectively. Emmett W. McCorkle, Moderator Synod of Virginia. Presbyterial -Synodical Stewardship Conferences: Conferences have been held in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Rich mond and Petersburg. The team of speakers for the week were Dr. Wal ter L. Lingle, of Union Seminary; Dr. Henry Louis Smith, president Wash ington and Lee University; Dr. J. D. Eggleston, of Virginia Polytechnic In stitute. Dr. A. M. Eraser, pastor First church of Staunton, was present in the Richmond Conference. Rev. W. E. Hudson is the Synodical manager. At Roanoke there were about two hun dred people present, with seventy-five at the supper for layment. Fourteen people signed cards that they would give ten per cent of their income to the Lord. The addresses were most inspiring, and a deep and profound impression was made. Practically the whole audience rose at the end of the last address to say that they would raise the amount apportioned the churches that they represented. At Lynchburg there were about the same number of people present with almost the same results. Deep and lasting impression was made and we believe the people caught a vision of what should be done. Rev. P. C. Clark is the Presbyterial manager for Mont gomery Presbytery. He presented a chart showing the apportionment of the churches in the three and one half million dollar campaign. At Richmond the impression was even deeper. Probably a few more people present at the luncheon for laymen. Dr. Fraser joined the team at this point and made three most thrilling and convincing addresses. Seventeen persons pledged to give ten per cent of their income. The addresses of Drs. Lingle, Eggleston and Smith through the week, the people in the audiences stated, have scarcely ever been sur passed. In view of the deep impression that is being made by this team and of the splendid results that are flowing from the conferences at each place, the Presbyterian of the South would earnestly beg the ministers and lay men to get out a big delegation at the points the team proposes meeting within the next few weeks. They are as follows: January 14 th ? Danville. January 15 th ? Charlotte Court house. January 16th ? Norfolk. January 21st ? Washington. January 24th ? Winchester. January 2Sth ? Charlottesville. January 29th ? Farmvllle. Richmond, Union Tlicological Semi, nary: The January meeting of the Society of Missionary Inquiry was ad dressed by Rev. W. D. Reynolds, D. D., of Korea, a graduate of the semi nary in 1892, and since well known as a missionary in the Far East and one of the translators of the Scriptures into the Korean language. He is always a welcome visitor to the semi nary. The highest distinction within the gift of the seminary to an under graduate is the appointment to the Moses D. Hoge Fellowship of Post Graduate Study, which is awarded an nually to some member of the senior class on the ground of pre-eminent merit, and which secures for him the privilege of a fourth year of special study on salary. This honor has been won this year by Mr. James English vCousar, Jr., of Bighopville, S. C. This is the third time that the Fellowship has been won by South Carolina men. The first was Rev. W. T. Thompson, Jr., of Charleston, S. C., now pastor of the First church, Knoxvllle, Tenn. The second was Rev. R. K. Timmons, of Columbia, S. C., now superinten dent of Tuscaloosa Institute, Ala. Mr. Cousar continues the fine record of a good State. The seminary, as already announced, has made ar rangements by which students who wete prevented by war service from entering the institution In the fall, can enter now and bring up the back work and go on with the regular classes, and four or five of the men from the army and from the Students* Army Training Corps have already come in since demobilization began. Roanoke, Belmont Church: The pastor wishes to express his appre ciation to his congregation and friends for the splendid way they have remembered him and family from the beginning of his labors here, and especially during the last few months. As worthy of mention, we would speak of the pounding received by the pastor on Thanksgiving Day, which was so heavy he has not yet fully recovered from its effects. Also the handsome, and very serviceable, present received at Christmas. These tokens of good will go far toward strengthening the blessed "Tie that binds our hearts in Christian love," which grows stronger each day. Our orphans at Lynchburg were also re membered during the holidays. The Sabbath school "birthday box" was opened, for the second time during the year, and found to contain $12, which was sent to them as a Christ mas present. W. H. Eubank. Alexandria: The many friends of Elder A. T. Uhler, of the Second Pres byterian church, will regret to learn of his death on Monday morning, January 6th, at his home in this city. He has been for many years a faith ful elder of the church and was also clerk of the session. Mr. Uhler has been in failing health for several months, but his sudden death from heart trouble was a shock to his friends. Charlotte C. H.: Rev. Cochran Preston, of Charlotte C. H., has de clined the calls recently given him by the Lunenburg group of churches. Phenix: Rev. F. M. Ryburn, pastor of this church, has been desperately ill with pneumonia, following the in fluenza, but is now recovering In an swer to the many prayers of his peo ple, to whom he has greatly endeared himself. Blue Ridge Academy: The notice of this new school of the Assembly's, in Patrick County, Va., which ap peared in last week's paper, was far too modest. The church will be pleased to hear more. The principal is a candidate for the ministry, who declined several offers to teach at $200.00 a month to take this mission work at $75.00 a month and board. One of the lady teachers resigned a lucrative position in a city school to toach here on a smaller salary. The other teacher has been doing similar work in mountain schools for several years. The Rev. Newton Smith, an ex perienced evangelist and pastor and a born teacher, superintends the work. In addition to the Sabbath school and church, organized in the school building, he has three or four other mission points. They are doing fine work. The work of our Church in that section has- been more than doubled in efficiency by our acquiring this fine property. But we need help. In answer to my appeal last fall about $200 was sent me. We need three thousand. Since the workers make such sacrifices, will not God's people help them? Send contributions to Rev. B. F. Bedinget, Charlotte Court house, Va. ALABAMA. ' Brewton, Stockton, Evergreen i This group of churches forms one of the best, most aggressive and pleas ant fields of labor in Alabama. All these churches went over the top in the $3,000,000 drive laBt spring. The pastor, Rev. J. F. Ford, who recently suffered a severe attack of influenza, is Improving, and hopes soon to be able to take up his work again. The members of these churches have been exceedingly kind, expressing their sympathy in many ways, by very liberal contributions and prayer for God's blessings upon their pastor, which has gladdened our hearts, and all of which is very much appre ciated. Bay Minette: At a called meeting of Presbytery, held in Government Street church, Mobile, January 2nd, the Rev. Arthur F. Fogartie offered his resignation as pastor of Bay Minette and Swift churches, which was accepted. An invitation to be come assistant pastor of Government Street church. Mobile, was then pre sented and accepted by Mr. Fogartie, and he enters upon his new duties at once. Mr. Fogartie was very much beloved by his people and they re gretted very much to give him up. This leaves a very important field va cant in Mobile Presbytery. ARKANSAS. Dermott: Rev. William A. Rolle, pastor of the church here, who was granted a leave of absence to serve in the Army Y. M. C. A. and who was stationed at the Base Hospital Y. M. C. A., Camp Pike, Ark., has re turned and resumed his work in Der mott. FLORIDA. DeFunlak Springs: One new mem ber has been recently received by let ter and one Infant has been baptized. The Christmas exercises, a star ser vice, were held in the Palmer Col lege chapel, and passed off very pleasantly. The music was furnished by thcf* young people of the Sunday"