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The Presbyterian tl the Santk
Published weekly by the Presbyterlnn Co., Inc. REV. WM. 8. CAMPBELL. D. D., Richmond, Va. REV. A. A. LITTLE. D. D.. Meridian, Miss. Editors. Terms of Subscription. Price. ? Two dollars a year in advance. If pay ment is delayed three months, $2.50. Foreign countries, one dollar additional. Receipts. ? The label on the wrapper is a receipt for payment. If label is not changed within two weeks after your remittance please notify us. Discontinuances. ? We find that a lar^e majority of our subscribers prefer not to have their subscrip tions interrupted and their files broken in case they fail to remit before expiration. It is therefore assumed, unless notification to discontinue is re ceived, that the subscriber wishes no interruption in his series. _ Notification to discontinue can bo sent in at any time during the year, provided all arrearage is paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself4? don't ask the postmaster to do it. Chanfte of Address. ? Give the old as well as the new address, and full address in all correspondence. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "The Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notices of death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituary notices and resolutions of respect of Sessions. Societies, etc., are charged for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor- ' respondents should sec that all names are written distinctly. Aduressi ? The Presbyterian of the South, Boom 308 Old Dominion Trust Building. 0th and Main Sts., Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class matter June 15, 1010. at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of March 3, 1879. Cfrurcb VIRGINIA. Richmond: Rev. Dr. F. T. Mo Faden, pastor of the First church, has received a very flatterng call to the First church of Savannah, Ga. He will visit the church before announc ing his decision. Rev. W. E. Hutchison, recently of Weaverville, N. C., and formerly pas tor of Mizpah church, in this city, has accepted the call to the pastorate of Overbrook and has begun his work there, much to the delight of the members of that church. Rev. Dr. S. L. Morris, secretary of Home Missions, of Atlanta, Ga., preached at the First church last Sun day morning. At the Second church Dr. John Nelson Wills, of Philadel phia, spoke on "The Foreigner in This Country." East Hanover Presbytery met in adjourned session in Richmond last week. Mr. W. T. McDonald, a mem ber of Aberdour church, 'was received as a candidate for the ministry. A call from Bethan/ church for the pas toral services of Licentiate W. K. Keys, of Abingdon Presbytery, was received. Its consideration was post poned until an adjourned meeting of Presbytery to be held on Tuesday, December 16th, at 3 P. M., in the Presbyterian Publishing House, Rich mond. One of the special subjects to be considered at this coming meeting will be the necessity of increasing the annual quotas of the churches to the Presbyterial expense fund. Wm. S. Campbell, S. C. Roanoke Presbytery: A special meeting of Roanoke Presbytery is hereby called for Wednesday, Decem ber 17, 1919, at 11 A. M., at the Drakes Branch church, to consider: 1. Resignation of Rev. A. J. Pon ton from the Pamplin group, and his dismissal to Lexington Presbytery, if the way be clear. 2. Renewed resignation of Rev. B. F. Bediuger as Superintendent of Home Missions and Sunday School Work, and the election of his succes sor; 3. Supply or regrouping of the Hermon field to be vacated by Rev. A. E. Qrover. 4. Any special plans of the Home Missions Committee. Cochran Preston, Moderator. Newport News:. At the Thanksgiv ing service held in the First Pres byterian the pastor, Dr. E. T. Well ford, enumerated among other bless ings the following special causes for gratitude: The continuation of the soldier work until all the boys had returned home, an expenditure ot over $22,000, and the attendance of over 150,000 men in uniform; the establishment of another Presbyte rian outpost in the suburb of Hilton, providing a lot and temporary build ing and the permanent location of another Presbyterian minister in the city at that point; the organization of nearly 400 women of the church into sixteen different circles under the general designation of the Woman's Auxiliary; an increase of 30 per cent, in contributions to current expenses and of 26 per cent, in contribution to benevolences; going over the top of the budget by more than $10,000 exclusive of the increased percentage above referred to, and providing the cash to retire all bonds of the church which will fall due in 1920; an in crease of 100 in the attendance at ?Sunday school over a year ago, and 122 additions to the church. The present membership of the mother church, exclusive of our outpost, is over 600. Rockflsh: At a joint meeting ot 'representatives of the Home Mission Committee of West Hanover Presby tery, and the Manse Committee of this' church, Mr. C. H. Martin, a lib eral and loyal elder, presented to the church a valuable and attractive piece of land on the main thoroughfare of Rockflsh Valley, on which to build a manse. We have in sight thirty-five hundred dollars with which to build. A building committee has been ap pointed and the work will begin at once. Rev. R. E. McAlpine, one of our beloved missionaries to Japan, came to us the fourth Sunday of November and spoke at Rockflsh church, Winter Green, Beech Grove and Proffitt's chapel on his work in Japan. His lectures were forceful and instructive. He had large congregations to hear him, excellent attention, and his pres ence with us bestowed a lasting bene diction. The session has granted the pastor the month of January for his vaca tion. He will spend the time in post graduate work in White's Bible School, N. Y. J. P. Proffitt. Ttuena Vista: In Huffman's Hol low in the mountains near this city Miss Sallie Dickinson, a faithful and consecrated worker, has been conduct ing a school for the mountain chil dren. It had to be closed November 1st because there is no suitable build ing in which to conduct the school. Miss Dickinson is making an efTort to raise enough money to build a chapel and a school-house. The Young Woman's Christian Association of the Farmville Iwmal School have given U50 to aid in the building. Miss Dickinson and her assistant, Mrs. Wilkes Madison, of Tabb Street church. * Petersburg, conduct two Sunday schools in the community, walking flve miles each Sunday to do this. Another teacher is wanted, and two ladies have offered to go as soon as accommodations can be provided for them and their work. If any of our readers want to fcave a part in this good work, the Presbyterian ot the South will be glad to receive and forward their gifts. , Oxford Church, in Rockbridge County: Rev. N. A. Parker was in stalled pastor of this church on Sun day, November 30th. The commis sion of Lexington PreBbytery ap pointed for this service consisted of Rev. T. K. Young, Rev. A. C. Hop kins, Rev. J. K. Parker and Ruling Elders James Lewis Howe and Robert Montgomery. Elon Church, in Amherst County, has Just concluded a twelve-day meet lng under the leadership and preach ing of Chaplain J. McD. Lacy, one of Assembly's evangelists. Chaplain Lacy is a man of winning personality and a preacher of power, and won the hearts of the people. Record-break ing crowds attended, the services. A feature of the meeting was the sing ing led by a chorus of boys and girls. There were nineteen additions to the church as a result of the meeting. On Thanksgiving Day Chaplain Lacy addressed the returned service men of the community, and a large crowd attended the all-day service that day. His visit brought with it a spiritual uplift and blessing to the church and community. Ground was broken for the new manse at Elon Wednesday, December 3d. The excavation was done by the volunteer labor of a score of the men in the congregation, and we hope soon to have a handsome home on the site, which is one of the most desirable building sites in the county. C. J. W. APPALACHIA. Brevard, N. C.: Our pastor has just returned from a month's vaca tion, and the church is settling down to the winter routine. During his ab sence visiting ministers supplied the pulpit, among them being Rev. Mr. Huske, of Brazil, who gave a most interesting and instructive address on fhe country of his missionary labors. G. H. N. FLORIDA. Lakeland: For the second time this church has supplied Its pastor, Rev. C. I. Stacy, with a nice touring car, equipped with the latest neces sary conveniences. This is not mere ly a great convenience, but an actual necessity. The new church building iB already proving a splendid attrac tion, and interest and membership are both growing* GEORGIA. Austell and Villa Rica churches have recently purchased a very com fortable manse located at Austell. Then they gave to the pastor and his wife a pleasant surprise party, filling the pantry and the poultry yard and presenting a generous check for the pocketbook. Their thoughtfulness is appreciated. GEORGIA. Columbus: On a recent Sabbath morning the First church held a spe cial service in memory of the Edict of Nantes. Our pastor, Dr. I. S. Mc Elroy, preached an appropriate ser mon for the occasion. He gave a graphic resume of the history of the French Protestant Church and of their heroism under persecutions rarely, if ever, paralleled and of their present urgent needs and divinely ap pointed mission in Western Continen" tal Europe. The people responded witjh an offering of $300 for this cause. Cor. College Park: Unusual interest was awakened on Universal Bible Sunday when the pastor, Dr. John II. Elliott, preached a sermon on "God's Perfect Law," from Psalm 19:7, 8, 9. The audience was deeply impressed with the way in which he called attention to his "ministers' tools," as he called his eighteen Bibles which he had in the pulpit as an exhibit, Noticing that there were no flowers on the stands as usual, he placed the Bibles in two piles on the top of the stands and then called attention to 1 Peter 1:24:25: "For all flesh is grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower there of falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this la the word by which the gospel Is preached unto you." In telling brief ly the story of how he cams by these Bibles, many of which were presents, he referred to the first he bought for himself as a student in 1876 and for which he paid the snug sum of four teen dollars, and it was not in the time of the high cost of living either. One of the books that attracted uni versal interest and attention was a "Mormon Bible," beautifully bound in seal and kid with gold edges, given to him by a young soldier in one of the military camps where he had preached the gospel. In presenting it the young soldier had said: "I have no further use for it, as I have been led to give my heart to Christ, by reading this Kaki Testament, given to me by the 'Y' man at the desk*' The last book referred to was a copy of the smallest Bible ip the world. So small that a postage stamp covers the entire page. Still it contains the entire New Testament with illustra- 'v tions, but of course no one could read it without a strong magnifying g^ass. The whole service was deeply impres sive. LOUISIANA. New Orleans: The Berean colored church has called to its pastorate Rev. J. W. Lee, of Baton Rouge, and it is understood that he will accept the call. MISSOURI. La Bello: The church here has been greatly strengthened and blessed by a two weeks' revival meeting. Dr. John E. Abbott, Su perintendent of Home Missions in "" this Synod, did the preaching. Large crowds from the town and surround ing country were present every night, and the sermons were strong, In spirational and pleasing. As a visi ble result there wer %r-. twelve addi tions to the church. The people here have given the pastor and family a very cordial welcome in La Belle, and have expressed their good will 'and friendship in many substantial ways. R. M. Firebaugh. NORTH CAROLINA. Parkton Church sent seventeen of her young men to th? war, practical ly all of them being members of the Sunday school. Every Sunday lu the Sunday school special prayer was made that God would protect them and bring them back. While most of them were in the thick of the fight ing, and some wounded, all came home. On the last Sunday In No vember a special thanksgiving service was held in the Sunday school for the answer of our prayers, and a thank offering of $300 was made to. the Barium Springs Orphanage. Mr. H. C. McMillan is superintendent of this school. Charlotte, Pegran* Street: The good people of this congregation visited the manse re*"-ntly and pound ed the pastor, the R . John E. Wool, In the most approved manner. The young people came and spent an en joyable evening. Mecklenburg Presbytery met In the Charlotte First church on Saturday, November 30, 1919, at 11 A. M. The pastoral relation between the Rev. C. W. McCully and the Central, Steele Creek and Pleasant Hill churches was dissolved, and he was given a cer tificate of dismission fo Bethel Pres bytery, where he goes to take charge of the church at Sharon, S. C. There will be an adjourned meeting of Pres bytery at the Charlotte First church on 'Monday, December 15th, at 2 P. M. John H. Wool, B. C.