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Addrcsa. ? The Presbyterian of the South. Room
308 Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th and Main
Bts., Richmond, Va.
Entered as sccond-claso matter June 15, 1010
at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act
of March 3. 1870.
Richmond, Union Theological Semi
nary: In his address to the students
in the seminary chapel, Billy Sunday
spoke like a machine gun. He is the
fastest talker ever heard in Richmond.
Going at his high speed he covered
in forty-five minutes a great number
of topics, such as texts and subjects
of sermons, methods of preparation,
cultivation of a popular vocabulary,
the preacher's religious experience,
the necessity of prayer and the like,
giving the men much shrewd counsel.
There was nothing really new to them
In what he said, but he said it as
only Billy Sunday can. The body of
the meal was staple food, but It was
seasoned to the nth degree with to
basco sauce. The students were de
lighted with him and he with them.
He commented with enthusiasm also
on the beautiful chapel and Its per
fect acoustics. The great auditorium
In which he speaks daily is a very
trying one. He has not a good voice
and though he manages to make him
self heard there, It is only by great
effort. At the meeting In the semi
nary chapel Mr. Rodeheaver also
spoke, telling the men of his work
among the soldiers in France, and
singing two solos. He is frequently
on the seminary campus, and is a
? -Grace-Covenant Church: At a
large and enthusiastic meeting of the
congregation of this church held on
Sunday morning, presided over by the
Rev. W. W. Moore, D. D., the com
mittee to secure a pastor made its
report. The committee recommended
that a call be extended to the Rev.
Charles L. King, Hoge Fellow at
Union Seminary, to become paBtor,
and that a call be extended Rev. Ma
rion A. Boggs, of South Carolina, a
member of the senior class at Union
Seminary, to be associate pastor. The
report of the committee was unani
mously adopted, and the committee
was empowered to present the call to
these young brethren. The commit
tee elected by the congregation, to
gether with the Session and Board of
Deacons, after much consideration,
decided that the Interests of the
ohurch would be best served by hav
ing these two young men Mr. King
has served the church for several
months past, and has made a deep
impression on the church by his abll
ity as a preacher and teacher of the
The Sunday school of this church
early in January started a campaign
for 200 new members. The campaign
was closed on Sunday, February 16th,
and reports made showed that 253
new scholars had been added to the
roll, including all classes from the
Cradle Roll to the Home Department.
As this church will soon have to
give up its present building, which
was sold some time ago, arrangements
have been made to hold all of the
public services in the Binford Public
High School building. This building
is situated on Floyd Avenue. The
Putney residence, 921 West Franklin
Street, has been secured for the so
cial work of the church, and it may
be that the Wednesday night services
may be held there. In consequence
of the high cost of building the church
will delay for a while the erection of
the handsome new structure it in
tends to erect on its large, well lo
cated lot on Monument Avenue.
Lynchburg: There will be a Lay
men's Convention at the First church,
March 4th and 5th, beginning at 2:30
P? M. Tuesday, and continuing
through Wednesday and Wednesday
night. Notable men and great plat
form speakers with deeply spiritual
messages have been secured for the
occasion. The Convention will be for
all of Virginia and North Carolina
men in preparation for the spring
campaign to raise $3,500,000 for be
nevolences for all the great causes
of the Southern Presbyterian Church.
It is earnestly hoped that every cam
paign manager of Synod and Presby
tery and groups of churches and all
congregational managers from Vir
ginia and North Carolina will make a
special and determined effort to be
present at the Lynchburg Convention
State Sunday. achool Association
meets Jn Lynchburg, February 25 th
27th. ^.This association includes all
Protestant denominations, and each
Sunday-school in the State Is asked
to send delegates. Any Information
desired can be secured by writing to
Mr. Thomas C. Dlggs. Richmond, Va.
Waynesboro: The sacrament of
the Lord's Supper was observed in
this church on February 9th, and
there were nine additions upon pro
fession and by letter. Despite the un
usual hindrances, due to the influenza
epidemic, the work in this church is in
many respects in the most satisfactory
condition in its history. Since last
April $5,000 has been paid on the
church debt, which has now been en
tirely liquidated. The offerings for
benevolence will show an advance of
at least $2,000 over last year, and
the total gifts of the church for the
ecclesiastical year ending March 31
next will be over $13,000. Dr.
Walthall is now in the ninth year
of his pastorate here. Cor.
Alexandria: The Second church,
Rev. Dr. John Lee Allison, pastor,
gave an informal reception in the
Westminster building to the more
than twenty Presbyterian families
who have recently located here be
cause of the Virginia Shipbuilding
Corporation. A committee of ladies
of the church bad it in charge and a
delightful evening was spent, there
being a large attendance. The young
men'ff Bible class, which before the
war had an enrollment of eighty-five,
has Just been reorganized, and the
class will be in fine shape to welcome
the boys as they return from over
seas. This church has recently re
celved seven members.
Abingdon Presbyter)': At a special
meeting of this Presbytery held at
Pulaski, Va., February 13th, arrange
ments were made for the opening of
an orphanage and Industrial school at
Foster Falls, Va., provided the proper
sort of deed of conveyance can be se
cured from the Virginia Iron, Coal
and Coke Company, of their valuable
hotel property which they have offer
ed to donate to the Presbytery on
certain conditions. The matter is in
the hands of the Orphanage Commit
tee. The place of the spring meet
ing of Presbytery was changed from
Bland to Pulaski, Va., and the time
is April 15th, at 8 P. M.
Stonewall Jackson College: The
Board of Trustees of Stonewall Jack
son College announce that $101,
114.49 have been subscribed for
buildings and equipment, and that
$61,477.43 of this amount have been
paid. The crowded condition of the
present buildings and the prospects
for larger attendance call loudly for
more room and increased facilities.
It is earnestly hoped that all unpaid
subscriptions may soon be forwarded,
as the college needs funds to meet
the pressing demands for further
equipment. The board desires to ten
der its sincere thanks for the gen
erous support these subscribers have
given this Important work.
Buwanee Presbytery: Rev. L. E.
McNair, D. D., of Jacksonville, has
been elected chairman of Home Ml3
sions of this Presbytery In place of
Rev. W. H. Dodge, who died recently.
All communications in regard to the
Presbytery's Home Mission work
should be sent to Dr. McNair.
"St. Petersburg: February 9th was
a banner day in the attendance at this
church. The winter tourist season la
nearly at its height, and with the
25,000 visitors now in town, and hun
dreds arriving daily, the churches are
well attended. At the First Presby
terian church the pastor. Rev. W. J.
Garrison, was greeted by a packed
house at the morning service, with a
full house at night. The church audi
torium seats fifteen hundred, and
every seat was taken in the morning,
with many standing on the lower floor
and In the galleries. In addition,
chairs placed on the large porch out
side were all filled, the occupants not
being able to see the minister, but
could hear the sermon through the
open windows. Dozens left the build
ing because they could find no seats.
Such a congregation must inspire any
minister, and the pastor rose to the
occasion by preaching a masterful
sermon, which was eullgized by the
hearers on their way homeward. Mr.
Arthur Ranous. of Chicago, a famous
singer, was present morning and
evening, and assisted in the musical
service. The prayer meetings are
chiefly In the hands of the people.
On February 5th the deacons had
charge, and on the 12th the elders
with visiting elders conducted the
meeting. Later on the superinten
dents and Sunday-school officers and
teachers will take charge of the Wed
nesday evening service. The prayer
meetings are very interesting and
helpful, with the manifest presence of
the Holy Spirit. Mr. Garrison is
doing a fine work in this Important
field, and his people are most loyal
and nobly second his efforts. As the
result of a stirring address and
earnest appeal by the pastor, with an
allegorical pageant to emphasize the
urgent need, the collection for the
Syrian and Armenian Relief Fund
amounted to $840 from this congre
gation, which I understand, is far
ahead of any other church In town.
Edward J. Young.
Atlanta, North Avenue Presby
terian Church: Dr. Richard Or me
Fllnn, pastor of this church, who has
been granted a six months' leave of
absence to go on a special evangelis
tic mission for the Y. M. C. A. over
seas, has received orders to report to
New York preparatory to sailing.
However, due to pressing matters
here, he will be detained until about
the first of March, when he expects to
A most interesting regional confer
ence was held In Atlanta February
10th-12th on Church Federation and
After the War Problems, at which
representative men from all over the
Southeastern division gathered to
discuss these vital questions. Mr.
Fred B. Smith, of New York City, and
Colonel Raymond Robins were In
teresting speakers on the program.
This is one of a number of confer
ences planned for at the convention
in Atlantic City in December.
Committees from the five men's
Bible classes of the church held two
enthusiastic meetings during the laBt
week, and organized an Interlocking
Club to promote fellowship, personal
interest In the church and those out
side the church as well. It is believed
that this club will be of great assist
ance in the church's work.
Dr. Fllnn recently returned from
Knoxville, Tenn., where he went to
aid the Woman's Society of the First
Presbyterian church In the reorgani
zation of their work.
The Missionary Committee of the
Woman's Society was in charge of a
most Interesting all day missionary
meeting February 17th, at which time
a new book on Foreign Missions was
taken up and discussed.
? Central Church: Rev. Dr. F. H.
Barron, of Elklns, W. Va., preached
in this church on February 2nd and
9th, much to the delight of large
? Druid Hills Church: Rev. R. P.
Winn, D. D., of Montreat, N. C..
preached at this church last Sunday.
Dr. Winn was a professor In David,
son College when President Woodrow
Wilson was a student there in 1871-2,
and he was under his Instruction. Dr.
Winn Is the father of Rev. 8. D. Winn,
of our Korean Mission, who is now In
this country on furlough with his
wife. When his son returns to
Korea, Dr. Winn expects to accom
Louisville: The week beginning
February 9th proved a very rich one
for the faculty and students of the
seminary, as Indeed for the Christian
people of Louisville. On Tuesday and
Wednesday, the 11th and 12th, Dr.
Robert E. Speer, of New York, gave
three lectures on the Gay Foundation
at the Southern Baptist Seminary, the
faculty and students of the Presby
terian Seminary, on courteous invi
tation of the Baptist Seminary, at
tending in a body. . In his first ad
dress Dr. Speer spoke on "Our Debt
to the Missionary Founders;" in his
second, on "The Missionary Motive
and Message for To-day;" in the
third, on "War Alms and Foreign
Missions." It goes without saying
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