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their duty to submit them to Presby tery annually at its spring meetings. Hospitality: The McLemore Avenue church, through its pastor, session and ladies of the congregation, made ample provision for the entertainment of Presbytery and for facilitating its work. Next stated meeting Saltillo, Tenn., September 10, 1919, 8 P. M. J. H. Lumpkin, S. C. COLUMBIA. Columbia Presbytery met in ad journed session at the Frierson Me morial church. Columbia, Tenn., Mon day, April 28th, 9 A. M. Six minis ters and three ruling elders were pres ent. Several reports of the permanent committees, unfinished at t lie regular meeting, were presented and adopted. Especial attention of the ministers and sessions is called to the follow ing recommendation in the report of the Committee on Sabbath and Fam ily Religion: Your committee would recommend that all of our pastors preach a special sermon on both of these subjects as soon as practicable, and especially in view of the fact that the family altar is so generally neg lected, that we inaugurate a special campaign for a revival of the family altar which means the safety and per petuity of our homes. Presbytery adjourned to meet in the Mt. Pleasant church Wednesday, May 28th, 8 P. M., at which time it ex pects to receive the Rev. George P. Mason and install him pastor of the Mt. Pleasant church. Clyde Johnson, S. C. ARKANSAS. The Presbytery of Arkansas held its spring session in the Augusta church. Moderator:. Rev. Grover G. Currie. of Walnut Ridge church. Temporary Clerk: R. W. Porter, of Central church. Little Rock. Present: . Eighteen ministers and twelve ruling elders. .Received: Dr. Henry N. Barbee, pastor-elect of Jonesboro; Rev. J. Walter Cobb, pastor-elect of Blythe ville; Rev. E. C. Lindsay, pastor-elect of Pulaski Heights. Little Rock. Rev. Fred W. Matthews accepted the call of Des Arc church. Dismissed: Rev. Anton Ver Hulst to the Presbytery of Asheville, and Candidate B. B. Hester to the care of the Presbytery of Ebenezer. Dissolved: The pastoral relation be tween the Rev. T. T. Trimble and the Searcy church. Mileage: The action of a former Presbytery regarding mileage was re pealed to take effect after this meet ing. / Fall meeting will be held with the Searcy church. Interesting sermons were preached by Dr. J. F. Lawson, of Little Rock, and the Rev. J. Walter Cobb, of Blytheville. Rev. J. C. Crenshaw, of China, made an inspiring address on his work in that land. Presbytery was delightfully enter tained by the hospitable people of Au gusta. J. N. McFarlane, S. C. NEW ORLEANS. ?Met at Kentwood, La., April 22d/ with sixteen ministers and nine elders present. Moderator, Rev. Dr. J. W. Caldwell; Temporary Clerk, George Battalora. Brother George D. Booth was re ceived from the Presbytery of Meri dian and Rev. Dr. J. W. Caldwell dis missed to the Presbytery of Atlanta, to take effect May 16tli, Presbytery reluctantly accepting his resignation after a pastorate in the Carrollton church of twenty-three years. A commission was appointed look ing to the consolidation of the Third and Esplanade churches. The Presbytery will seek to secure a Sunday school worker for its terri tory by correspondence with the Rich mond committee. The Presbytery approves the plan suggested by Elder Spillinan of ob taining the quota in the campaign for benevolence, but is not prepared to endorse his "clearing house" plan, though it sees features in it worthy of future consideration. An adjourned meeting will be held Tuesday, May 6th, at 1 1 A. M. in the First church, New Orleans. Next stated meeting Tuesday, Octo ber 2 1st, at 8 P. M.f In the St. Charles Avenue branch of the First church. Louis Vosa, S. C. ATHENS. Met at Commerce, Ga., April 15th. Moderator, Colonel R. L. J., Smith, of Commerce. Licensed, Messrs. A. H. Key and L. K. Martin, both in the senior class of Columbia Seminary. Ordained as an evangelist, Mr. C. M. Gibbs, who is teaching and preach ing in and around Nacoochee Insti tute. Amendment to Hook of Church Or der concerning candidates approved. Resolved, to enlarge the Presbyte rial Home Mission work by the elec tion of a superintendent for all of his time. Conference on Stewardship and pop ular meeting in the interest of For eign Missions aroused much interest. Next meeting at Mt. Hermon. S. J. Cartledge, S. C. FA V ETTE VI IjIjK. Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and twelfth stated ses sion at Asapole church (near Row land), April 22. 1919, and was opened with a sermon by the retiring Moder ator, Rev. J. K. Hall. One hundred and twelve members were enrolled. Rev. J. J. Ilill was elected Moder ator and Rev. A. S. Anderson Tempo rary Clerk. The following were present as cor responding members: Rev. A. C. Or mond, Meridian Presbytery; John Mc Eachin and A. C. Bridgman, Orange Presbytery, und A. S. Caldwell, Aslie ville Presbytery. Rev. W. C. Buchanan, our mission ary to Japan, was present and was in troduced to the Presbytery, owing to his long absence from our bounds. The following ministers were re ceived into this Presbytery and their names enrolled: Revs. A. W. Craw ford, J. Mcl. Wicker and E. C. Mur ray, D. D., from Orange Presbytery; R. M. Phillips from Charleston Pres bytery and Dugald Munroe from Con cord Presbytery. A touching memorial service, in memory of Rev. H. J. Mills, deceased, was held at the 1 1 o'clock hour the second day. The Presbyterial sermon on Sab bath Observance was preached by Rev. W. L. Wilson, and immediately after wards the Presbyterial communion ser vice was held. A popular meeting in the interest of Sabbath school work was held, and interesting addresses were made by Rev. J. K. Roberts and others. The treasurer's report showed total funds handled by him during the year $8,230.18; disbursement for all obli gations, $0,044.14, leaving a balance in the treasury "of $2,186.04. Foreign Missions received much at tention. A popular meeting was held and two splendid addresses from re turned missionaries ? Rev. John Mc Eachin, of Korea, and Rev. W. C. Buchanan, of Japan ? were very much enjoyed by the Presbytery. Rev. A. W. Crawford, Superinten dent of Synod's Home Mission work, presented a report of the work in this Presbytery for the last year, showing that Fayetteville Presbytery contrib uted $6,420, as compared with $3,938 last year. The report on Christian Education showed that two ministers died on the field of battle. One, Rev. T. M. Bulla, was formerly from this Presby tery. The report on Systematic Benefi cei'"" shows that our whole Presby -^ry contributed $101,924 for the beneficent causes during the year. The special attention of our pastors is called to Home Mission week, No vember 23d-30th. Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., is to be installed pastor at St. Paul's on May 24th at 4 P. M. Rev. J. K. Hall is chairman of the commission. Other members of the commission are Rev. O. E. Moorehouse and Dr. T. L. Stamps. Eleven churches made request that they be allowed to change terms of call for their pastors and increase their salaries, as follows: Cypress, Vass, Cameron, Fayetteville First, Highland ( Fayetteville), Bluff, Dunn, McPherson, Ephesus, Spence and Oak land. These requests were granted and the churches commended for their action. A narrative which will be sent to the General Assembly shows a healthy state of religion within our bounds. Nominations: To preach Presbyte rial sermon next meeting. Rev. J. A. McMurray; subject, "The Christian's Relations to Worldly Amusements." Trustees Flora Macdonald College, exit 1922: * Rev. J. K. Roberts, Messrs. B. F. McMillan, M. D., A. T. McCallum, A. W. McLean and J. A. McDonald, of Toronto, Canada. Chairman Leave of Absence Com mittee: Rev, D. L. Jones. Action of Presbytery at last meet ing in electing Rev. W. E. Hill as chairman of Systematic Beneficence was confirmed. To take the place of Rev. H. J. Mills: On Presbyterial Home Missions: Rev. J. A. McMurray. On Christian Education and Minis terial Relief: Rev. O. B. Craig. On Church Societies: Rev. E. E. Washburn. On Systematic Beneficence: Rev. J. K. Hall. Examination on Natural Science: Rev. I). M. McGeachy. Examination on Ecclesiastical His tory: Rev. I). Mclntyre. Additional members on Committee Systematic Beneficence: Revs. E. C. Murray, L. A. McLaurin and G. F. Kirkpatrick. The Home Mission report shows all of our fields supplied with preaching, except two, and much good has been accomplished during the year in spite of the hindrance from influenza and the absence of several of our workers, who have been in the service of their country. The next stated meeting will be held at Jackson Springs, at a time to be fixed later. After adopting a hearty vote of thanks for the gracious hospitality of the Ashpole and Rowland churches. Presbytery adjourned to meet in the First church, Fayetteville, Tuesday, June 3, 1919, at 12 o'clock noon. E. L. Siler, S. C. NASHVILLE. The Presbytery of Nashville met in First Presbyterian church of Shelby ville April 1 5th. and was opened with a sermon by Rev. D. H. Scanlon. Organization: Ruling Elder L. I. MacQueen Moderator, Ruling Elder R. M. Reams and Rev. E. N. Caldwell Clerks. Attendance smaller than usual. Reports from churches encouraging from financial point of view. Fine re sults from Every-Member Canvass. Only one minister not fully paid, but some salaries inadequate to demands of present conditions. Dearth of can didates for the ministry a matter of grave concern. On account of war conditions larger number of churches without the ministrations of gospel than usual. Home Missions: Forward movement taken in decision to employ imme diately an evangelist as pastor-at-large for the Presbytery, and all churches urged to hold special meetings before next fall meeting. Minister Received: Rev. G. H. Tur pin from Suwanee Presbytery, and or der taken for his installation as pas tor of West Nashville church May 4th at S P. M. Overtures: "Evangelization of Jews." "The Presbytery of Nashville hereby overtures the General Assem bly to empower and instruct the Gen-, eral Assembly's Home Mission Com mittee to provide for the evangeliza tion of Jews within our bounds through its department of evangelism or in such manner and by such agency as the Assembly deems best." Organic Union: "We, the Presby tery of Nashville. h?reby overture the General Assembly in session at New Orleans to appoint a committee com posed of the present moderators of the several Synods of the Assembly, together with the retiring Moderator of the Assembly, Dr. James I. Vance, as chairman, to take definite steps to ward organic union with the Presby terian Church, U. S. A." The hospitality of the Shelbyville church was most delightful. Place of next meeting, Mount Olivet church. W. C. Alexander, S. C. EL PASO. The twenty-seventh regular meeting of El Paso Presbytery convened in the Presbyterian church of Balmorhea, Tex., April 15, 1919, at 8:30 P. M.. and was opened with a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. Ralph J. Hall, of Post, Tex. There were present nine ministers and six ruling elders. E. B. Daniel, elder from the Toyah church, was chosen Moderator, and J. M. Thomas, elder from the Colorado church. Temporary Clerk. Rev. J. W. Harrison was received from the Presbytery of Pecos Valley, U. S. A., and a committee was ap pointed to install him pastor of the Big Spring church. The pastoral relations between Rev. H. M. Perkins and the Fort Stockton church were dissolved and Mr. Perkins was granted a letter to the Presby tery of Western Texas. Rev. John C. Ramsay, who has been engaged in Y. M. C. A. war work for the past several months, was granted a letter to the Presbytery of Norfolk. Mr. Ramsay has accepted the work of Presbyterial evangelist of Norfolk Presbytery. Presbytery heard a sermon by Rev. B. K. Tenney at 11 o'clock Wednes day morning, after which the com munion of the Lord's Supper was cel ebrated. Rev. W. M. Fairley preached the doctrinal sermon Wednesday evening on the subject, "Justification by Faith." A special service was held Wednes day afternoon in the interest of schools and colleges, lookihg specially to the approaching campaign for funds for our educational institutions in this Synod. A number of interest ing addresses were made, and Pres bytery pledged its loyal support to the leaders in this campaign. The reports of all the Executive and Permanent Committees received faith ful consideration. The reports show that the work of the Presbytery is in excellent shape, despite the terrible drouth that has spread over this coun try for the last three years. Pastors have stayed by the work in face of many hardships and privations, and with the coming of better conditions they look for great progress for our Church during the coming year. The fall meeting of Presbytory will be held in Barstow, and according to the program adopted, this meeting will be primarily inspirational. Popular meetings on Home and Foreign Mis sions. Christian Education, Christian Finance, and sermons and discussions on "The Family Altar" and "Personal Evangelism" will make up a large part of the program. Time of fall meeting, September 1G, 1919. Guy B. Duff, S. C. NORTH ALABAMA. Presbytery met in the Vine Street church, Birmingham. Opening Sermon: By Rev. J. A. Warren. Officers: Rev. S. E. Hodges, D. D.. Moderator; Rev. W. C. Clark, Stated Clerk; Rev. E. C, Scott, Temporary Clerk. Calls: South Highlands to Dr. John McNeil; Limestone to Rev. J. A. War fen; Townley to Rev. T. J. Ponder; Avondale to Rev. l)r. T. P.xHay. Licensed: R. B. Gardien and Stu art Hotchkiss. Presbyterial sermon by Rev. D. W Hollingsworth; for next year, Rev. S. O. Coxe. Rev. \V. C. Clark was released from the pastorate of Woodlawn church at his own request, and was given per mission to supply Sheffield. Reports on Home Missions showed good progress and a balance on hand for next year. Overture on reception of candidates was answered in the affirmative, and the Assembly was asked to make its year conform to the civil year, and to provide a central home for its com mittees and treasury for the benevo lent funds. W. C. Clark, S. C. EAST MISSISSIPPI. The Presbytery of East Mississippi ? met in Pontotoc April 1 5th, and the opening sermon was preached by Rev. R. Excell Fry, retiring Moderator from Eph. 5:16. There were present fourteen minis ters, and twenty churches were rep resented. Rev. R. L. Campbell was chosen Moderator and Rev. H. S. Henderson Temporary Clerk. The sessions of Presbytery were held in Chickasaw College, and all class work was suspended and the stu dent body were allowed to attend the sessions of Presbytery. All the repre sentatives were much gratified to See old Chickasaw College flourishing once more, and rejoiced over the splen did progress the college Is making nr der the able management of Dr. E. J. Currie. One of the representatives was so well pleased with the progress and management while at Presbyter*' that he mad* a donation to the col lege of $3,000. Beneficence: There was a marked increase In the gifts to benevolent causes. More than $4,000 increase,