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Published wmUt by the Prssbrtsrtsn Cm.. Ins. RBV. WM 8. CAMPBELL, D. D? HJohmond, V*. REV. A. A. LITTLE. D D., Meridian, Ulm Editors. Tnim of Subscription. Plica. ? Two dollari a y?u la idfinc*. If pay ?mt is delayed thro* months, 112.50. Foreign countries, one dollar additional. Receipts. ? Tho label on the wrapper Is a reoelpt for payment. If label is not chanted within t we weeks after your remittance pleas* notify as. Discontinuances. ? We find tbst a large majority of our subscribers prefer not to have th?r suhscrip tlone interrupted and their fUee broken in oase they fall to remit before expiration. It is therefore assumed, unless noUfication to discontinue is re ssfved, that the subscriber wiehee no interruption in hie aeries Notification to discontinue can he seat in at any time during the ynar, provided all arrearage is paid. If you wish the paper stopped, Wnte us yourself ? don't ank the postmaster to do it. Change of Addtess. ? Oive the old as well aa the new adnrees, and full addreea in all correspondence. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "Ths Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notice* of death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituary notices and resolution* of reepoct of Heeelons, Societies, ete , are ehargsd for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondents should sss that all names are written distinctly. Address.? The Presbyterian of the South, Room 306 Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th and Main Sts.. Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class matter Jans 18, 1910 at the post-office at Richmond, Va., undsr ths set of March 3. 1870. Ctjurcfj iletotf VIRGINIA. Richmond, I'll ion Theological Som. inary: Although this is the largest of our theological seminaries, there are always more rails for men than can be supplied. Not only are all the graduates already placed, but all the undergraduates also have been en gaged as supplies for the summer. This shows that there is still an in adequate number of candidates for the ministry and accentuates the duty "f presenting the claims and opportuni ties of the ministry to the young men of our congregations and colleges. Our people will be glad to know, however, that the registration of new students for next session is considerably larger than usual at this season. Some of the candidates who are in the army and navy and who wish to enter the Seminary this year have made them selves so useful in the service of the country that they are having much difficulty in getting discharged. The government knows a good thing when It sees it, and the desire to hold on to these capable young Christian meu is not unnatural, but, now that the war is over, the government should not hinder them from resuming promptly their direct preparation for their life work. The Seminary community was greatly interested In the bestowment of honors by Davidson College this year, as all three of the ministers, se lected for the doctorate of divinity are graduates of the Seminary: Rev. D. P. McGeachy, of Decatur, Oa. (1899); Rev. W. Taliaferro Thomp son, of Knoxville, Tenn. (1909), and Rev. B. R. Lacy, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga. (1913). The professors have begun thdir usual summer activities at commence ments and conferences, Dr. T. H. Rice having the Bible hour at the Young People's Conference at Charlotte, N. C., this week; Dr. W. W. Moore preaching the baccalaureate sermon at Winthrop College, S. C.; Dr. Edward Mack at King College, Tenn., and Dr. W. L. Tdngle at Hampden-Sidney and Clemson College, S. C. Norfolk, Colley Memorial: On June 1st Children's Day exercises for For eign Missions were observed with great interest by the Sunday school. There was a large attendance by the young people. The offering amounted to $418, which is a considerable in crease over the gift of last year. Seven young people from the Sunday school have recently joined the church. The Christian Endeavor Society, organized Inst winter, has proved a great suc cegB. R. B. Grinnan. Petersburg, Third Church: Rev Mlchaux Raine began his fifth year's pastorate June 1, 1919. During this period the church has had built a com fortable and attractive manse. Holly wood church building, in Chesterfield County, a former Methodist Trotcs tant church, has been deeded to the Third church. Here a Sunday school is conducted each Sunday afternoon, and the pastor of the Third church preaches twice a month at 4 P. M. West Street church building, formerly used by the Methodists of the West End, has been bought and paid for. An afternoon school is conducted in this building by members of the Third church, assisted by some of the Sec ond church members. The member ship of the Third church has grown during these four years from 114 to 264, 176 names having been added to the church roll, 122 by profession and fifty-four by letter, making an average of forty-four per year. The gifts to all causes have increased from $1,650 to $3,500, and the church is pledged for over $2,000 for benevolence alone during the coming year. A young ministerial candidate, Mr. Dewey New ton, now at Hampden-Sidney College, has been secured for the summer months to work with the pastor in connection with Hollywood Sunday school, and will be in the field June 9th. As pastor and people view these past achievements in the Lord's ser vice, they feel a certain amount of joy that the Lord has thus counted them worthy to do his work. But deeper still is a feeling of humility, that much more might have been done if their faith had only been stronger in him who has promised an abundant supply of his grace. Dr. W. H. T. Squires, of Norfolk, recently closed a most profitable ae ries of services in this church. As a result some ten young people have al ready been received into the church. Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, of Richmond, is assisting the pastor in a series of services at Hollywood beginning Sun day, June 8th. Winchester has been greatly priv ileged in having Rev. R. O. McLees for a ten days' meeting, and he has left much blessing behind. We have had some of our choicest evangelists In the past and we cherish their mem ories, but just now we love Mr. Mc Lees more than them all. Simplicity, spirituality and heart searching are the characteristics of his messages. Wholly lacking In all the arts used to arrest attention, wholly devoid of sensation, yet few men more compel attention or reach hearts. There was never a crowded house, because never did circumstances so conspire against a meeting, but no man has ever left a greater blessing behind. There have been twenty-three additions to the church and there will be more. Miss Harbison's singing was most helpful and a great Inspiration both to preach er and congregation. Hampden-Sidney! Rev. J. C. Shlve. superintendent of Home Missions in West Hanover Presbytery, paid us a visit some weeks ago. He asked the Home Missionary Society of the church If they would undertake to raise $100 In order to equip one of our workers with a Ford. The proposition was ac cepted, but Instead of sending In the money month by month as It came through the regular monthly collec tion, the first Sunday In June was set for the raising of this amount. The cause of Home Missions was present ed at the morning service, and at the close of the sermon the extra collec tion was made. The money received amounted to $95, and this, with what was already on hand, went well be yond the amount needed. Tho last Sunday in May Rev. P. B. Hill, of Roanoke, was with us. In the morning ho made a splendid and stirring address on our mission work in Korea to a large congregation, and in the evening he spoke more directly to the students on "The Marks of a Man." ? Both services were keenly en joyed and appreciated. The second Sunday of June marked the beginning of our commencement exercises. The sermon to the gradu ating class was preached by Dr. W. Ij. Dingle, of Union Theological Sem inary, and the sermon before the Y. M. C. A. by Rev. A. It. Byrd, of Wash ington. E. G. G. ALABAMA. Clan ton: A Presbyterian church was organized in Clanton, the county site of Chilton County, in 1018 by a commission of East Alabama Presby tery. There were eight members in the organization. Two members since have moved away, taking their church letters. A few faithful members are hoping to have a building as early as possible. By the courtesy of (he Meth odists we use that church once a month. There is only one other small organization in the county. There a? between two and three thousand pea pie in Clanton, a thriving town In a populous white county, that promises much growth. We ought to have a good church and building here. Calebe: On the fourth Sabbath in May a service was held in this church with a good attendance. This church has an interesting Sabbath school. Af ter the service the members remained to confer as to the "Three and a Half Million Drive." Within a few minutes the quota allotted to this church, $125, was subscribed. GEORGIA. Atlanta: Gordon Street church has celebrated the first anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. Robert M. Stimson by becoming self-sustaining, and al most doubling its pledges for missions for the new year, the current pledgas amounting to over $900. During the year just closed over fifty new mem bers were added, a large number of which were by profession. There are no outstanding debts at this time, an J the first two months of the new year find us with all bills paid and a niie balance in the treasury. The Sunday school enrollment has been doubled and plans are now being considered for a specially designed Sunday school room to adjoin the church on the Lu cile Avenue side. Rev. Edwin Hemp hill has Just concluded a very succ933 ful series of evangelistic meetings, re sulting in the addition of seventeen new members, there being ten others professing conversion, but who pre ferred to join the Methodist and Bap tist churches. A splendid orchestra has been added to the Sunday school, and a feature of the Sunday evening services is special singing by the Male Quartet. Grateful acknowledgement is made to God for His goodness in mak ing these things possible. There a^e bright prospects, indeed, for the ex tension of the Presbyterian faith in this far western part of the city. Carl R. Cunningham. LOUISIANA. New Orleans: The people of the Presbyterian churches are resting, with most happy memories, after the great Assembly meeting. They are re ceiving scores of letters from their recent guests, and appreciate them. They are especially pleased with the realization by their guests of the pe culiar difficulties of domestic servico these days. The Carrollton church had Rev. W. G. Harry for its preacher last Sunday, It and the Palmer Park church uniting in the service. Favor able reports come as to Dr. Cornel son, pastor of the First church. Rev. Dr. A. R. Shaw, recently of the Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn., has been engaged as supply of the First church for six weeks, beginning June 8th. Follow ing him, Rev. Dr. D. H. Ogden, of Louisville, Ky., will supply the pulpit for a few weeks. New Orleans Presbyter)': The Home Missions Committee misses Dr. J. W. Caldwell, Jr., for so many years its faithful treasurer. Dr. Louis Voss, of 819 First Street, New Orleans, will lor the present fill his place. Church trea surers, pastors and others interested are asked to note this. Clinton: The Silliman Collegiate Institute, the only Presbyterian insti tution in Louisiana, closed its sixty seventh year on May 27th. Under the able management of Rev. U. B. Currie and his wife, with a fine faculty, the year just past has been a most suc cessful one in every way, with large attendance, fine health and good finan cial results. The commencement exer cises began with a striking sermon by Dr. Jasper K. Smith, of Shreveport, on "Keep Thy Heart With All Dili gence, for Out of It Are the Issues of Life." Successful expression and mu sical recitals were held. The graduat ing exercises took place Tuesday even ing. Twenty-one young ladies received diplomas. The address to the gradu ates was delivered by Dr. George Sum mey, of New Orleans, on the theme, "The Extraordinariness of the Ordi nary." In addition to their diplomas, all the young ladies received special certificates showing completion of the required course in "First Aid," given by the health officer of the parish. The chapel in the attractive, stately building of the institute was filled with eager listeners at all the exercises, and there was every manifestation of pride and satisfaction in the success ful institution. MISSISSIPPI. Belliaven College has just closed the best year in its history. The com mencement exercises were held May 17th-20th. On May 17th was the ex hibition of fine and domestic art. On May 18th at 11 o'clock Dr. A. A. Lit tle, pastor of the First Presbyterian church om Meridian, preached the bac calaureate sermon, presenting Clirifct as the ideal. At 8 o'clock Dr. Little preached the sermon before the Y. W. C. A. On May 19th the Senior Class Day exercises were held in the morning and from 1 to 3 P. M. the home-com ing luncheon was enjoyed by mauy of the former students of Belhaven. In the evening the students in music and expression gave a fine concert, which showed faithful work that had been done in these departments. On May 20th Dr. C. H. Williamson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Memphis, delivered the lite rary address on the subject of effi ciency. The diplomas were delivered by the president to nine full gradu ates, four graduates In home econo- . mics and to one In the commercial da partment. ? The college has been under the ef ficient management of Dr. W. H. Fra zer for two years, and has made gratf fying progress in every way. The at. tendance has increased by 40 per cent., the college property has been much improved and enlarged by the building of an annex and in other ways, and the. financial profits have been most gratifying, exceeding by far the best reports of any previous year. The most important feature of the In stitution is its high Christian tone and its excellence in all that contri butes to the building of noble Chris tian viomanhood.