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(Continued from page 8) the probability is that he will remain at his work ai Hwaianfu, where his daughter Lily will join him as soon as t lie necessary sailing arrangements can be made. The oldest daughter. Miss Josephine, is with her father There are two sons in this country. The bereaved family will have the teiulerest sympathy of hosts of friends who have known them either person ally or through their work as mis sionaries of our Church for many years. Dr. and Mrs. Woods gave thir ty-six years of devoted service togeth er to the work in China, and have been connetced with the North Kiang su Mission since its organization in 1S9S. THE INTER-CHURCH WORM) MOVEMENT. Last week the most remarkable gathering of ministers was held in Richmond that ever came together in this State. It was the Pastors' Con ference held under the auspices of the Inter-Church World Movement. There were G15 registered, representing s'.x teen denominations. Of this number nil were ministers of our Church. They came to learn what is r.eeded and what can be done to advance the interests of the kingdom of Ctirist. As representatives of the movement there were present Rev. Charles H. Pratt, of our own Church; Rev. Dr. Voris, of the Northern Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Stone, of Nash ville, of the Southern Methodist Church, each of whom made one or more addresses. These men, by speeches, charts and stereopticon, showed what the move ment stands for, what it is undertak ing to do. and gave many illustrations of how it is discovering the needs o? the world and how it proposes to pre sent their needs to the churches. Among the other speakers wer* These from our own Church: Rev. 1'. Frank Price, D. D., Rev. J. V. Lo gan, D. D., Rev. R. J. McMullen. all three of our China mission; Mrs. W. C. Winsboro, Superintendent of the Woman's Auxiliary; Rev. Walter L. L ingle, D. D., of Union Theological Seminary, and Rev. D. Clay Lilly, of Winston-Salem, N. C. A Committee on Findings was ap pointed composed of representatives <>f each of the denominations in the conference, and of which Rev. Dr. W. C. Campbell, of our Church, was the chairman. This committee presented a report, which was unanimously adopted. The following are the most important parts of that report: "The Findings Committee of the Inter-Church World Movement Con ference, Richmond, Va., begs leave to make the following report: "The first Conference of Pastors and Ministers of various Protestant denominations of the State of Vir ginia, meeting under the auspices of the Inter-Church World Movement, having been granted a comprehensive vision of the great moral, social and religious needs of the world which 'he message and ideal of Christ alone can satisfy; and being almost stag gered by the collosal task which con fronts us and by the comparative in efficiency of Protestantism due "to a lack of co-operation of effort; do here by assent to the following proposi tions: "First. That we freoly endorse the program of the Inter-Church World Movement in its endeavor to call Pro testantism into a greater unity of Purpose and concertedness of action, and urge our various churches to the fullest and completest co-operation in this great endeavor to deepen the spiritual life, to evangelize the un evangelized, to lead the Church into a greater consecration of property and wealth, and to a fuller enlistment of life in the kingdom of God. "Second. It is our conviction that Christian education is the foundation of a Christian democracy, and that our Christian schools, colleges and universities constitute the buttress oT a new social order which must be distinctly Christ-like. "Third. That the principles of love and service as exemplified in the life of Christ are practical social princi ples, and that we should seek to ad just our racial, industrial and inter national relationships on this broad Christian basis. "Fourth. That an organic unity of Protestantism is impracticable, but that unity of purpose and endeavor is both desirable and imperative, and we therefore urge our various denom inations to a greater loyalty to their Social, industrial, racial, national, In ternational. "Second. The conference, with its interest deepened by its better knowl edge of far eastern lands, prays that the day may be not far distant when justice, mercy and humanity shall be the common effort and purpose of gov ernments of the far East and of the other nations of the world, and to this end the Christians of America watch and pray with deepest interest for the triumph of their great princi ples in the dealings of the nations one with another. "Third. That the conference, com posed of 600 pastors and ministers from the cities, towns and rural sec tions of the State, representing large ly the Christian and moral sentiment of our State, and speaking for six teen denominations, expresses its ap preciation of the action of our Legis lature in defeating the bill before its Jacksonville lluililiiiR ? See Opposite Page. distinctive principles, and at the same time to cultivate the spirit of co-oper ation, tolerance, brotherhood and good will one for another. "Fifth. That great good has grown out of this conference in the way of inspiration, consecration and mutual good will, and if at any future time the leaders of the Inter-Church World Movement deem it wise to repeat this conference, we assure thein of our fullest co-operation." , The following recommandations made in the report were adopted: "First. The cultivation of the great principles of justice, kindness and hu manity in all the relations of life: body giving to communities the right to nullify the commandment of God respecting the observance of the Sab bath day. "Fourth. That the conference ex press its gratification because of the effect prohibition has had in our State, banishing the open saloon, and be cause of the consequent great benefi cent and salutary effects entering into all phases of the life of our people "Fifth. That in view of the start ling conditions revealed in this con ference concerning the thousands of little children still unprovided for, we do heartily endorse the work and aims of the Children's Home Society of Virginia, and recommend that the said society be given all possible aid both by the churches and by individ uals throughout the State." The earnestness of the pastors pres ent and the enthusiasm awakened will undoubtedly be felt for good in their churches. the SPILLuMAN pi, ax. Mr. J. b. Spillman proposed to the istenHral ,tSSembly a P,an f?r ^min istering the work of the Church which from th S?me VGry material changes It Ton PrHSent Pla" ?f operation. It proposes that there shall be a clear ing house, with one treasurer for all lXArmbly'8 causes- whom all contributions shall be sent, to be di vided out by him according to the Assembly's directions to the four causes This plan also proposes that there shall be but one executive com mittee to direct all of the work now handled by the four committees. This committee is to be composed of rep resentatives of all of the Synods. The last General Assembly appoint side"*, lnteri?i committee to con Assembiy.1 ^ reP<m l? the "ext The Executive Committee of For eign Missions has adopted a long Pa jz ?; s,"bjeet' """" ? the Ad. Interim Committee. We T " ,ew ? ?? ' The clearing house plan is opposed because it will be establishing an other agency which will have to be "aT; V"d y" be ""le ? no commrn! GXfnSe t0 the e^cutive ttees. In the case of the For eign Mission Committee it would tend o destroy the personal element that has been built up in connection with support of special missionar s Par s of the work by |ndfvlduals - Particular churches. For a consider a e part of the year the Foreign Mission committee has to carry on the 'h?rt WUh m?ney borrowed from it would be The COmmlttee that L m?re difflcult to borrow the money needed under this plan. mm8 t0, having one Executive Com 'ttee. it is claimed that it would rrrpresenta'ive ?f t,,e ch^^" lhe Pr?Posed plan than under the present plan. The Foreign Mis no?tnbe0mn,ittee rePUeS that 11 would ? more representative than the four committees are now. it would righVtekinrChUU l? flnd men "he kind who could take the tim > make the ,on* even if h l i? a.Uend the meetings, even if held only twice a year as i? Proposed. During the long Jnte^aL execWue.!"e n'fet",ea " ?"">? local riea h"" "ee """ the Mcre'" tor, Z ? r,'0 10 a" ?>?" not he i ? attention and could month,. aye"' " '"ay "?? ?'x " the work is to be continued a, .nflr1, 'h0 nU'"ber ?f Secret?ries and other agents could not be re Ufe If the work is unified and presented to the Church as a whole noT takUld h6 <,e8troyecl the interest taken by the members of the tacToc hi!he Tec,a' cau"es- and ,rom ?ack izxr!here wou'd ? ? Cla""?> 'hat this plan would lminate any danger of friction be tween the different parts of the work their committees and secretaries it a re?" , lhal lhere ? ^ * tween the committees, and if thero *ere any between the secretaries this Plan would tend to increase it. For these and other reasons th,? Foreign Missions Committee is op posed to this plan.