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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, April 14, 1920, Image 13

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j. :t a pipe organ in the presant build
j : The church has received sixty
1 , i> members during the church year,
imty-two these on profession of
I th. All the agencies of the church
! ;iort increased contributions. "We
C nk God and take courage."
Itasca: This church, of which Rev.
!??. S. A. McElroy Is pastor, has just
r. , oived two new members on pro
f.' ion of faith and baptism.
-ian Antonio, First Church: Tho
r< orts for the past year show offer
in s of ?23,449 for benevolences and
$li!,80B for local causes, or a total
of 140,354.
Ivanawha Presbytery: Presbytery
convenes in the Kanawha Salines
church. Maiden, W. Va., Tuesday even
ing. April 20th. Those expecting to
attend should notify the undersigned
at the earliest date possible, giving
time of arrival. Maiden is on the
K. & M. Railway. The Maiden sta
tion, on the C. & O., is across the
Kanawha River. If we know when to
expect you, if you come C. & O., we
will arrange to meet you in Charles
Harvey H. Orr, Pastor.
Putney Memorial Church: At a con
gregational meeting held after the
morning service April 4th the follow
ing were elected to office: Messrs.
George Atkins and A. L. McDowell,
elders; John Fleck and A. L. Morris,
Princeton: The following new of
ficers were elected by the Princeton
church and ordained on March 28th.
Klders, Mr. E. C. Penn and Mr. F. S.
Tinder; deacons, Mr. Andrew Mickle,
Mr. A. W. Reynolds, Jr., and Mr. M.
A. Woodrum. Plans are being made
for the erection of a new house of
worship in the near future.
Ucv. L. F. Harper from Herndon
to Uerryville, Va., where he goes to
take pastoral charge of the Berryville
and Stone's Chapel churches.
Kev. D. M. Armentrout from Rich
lands, W. Va., to Lenoir, N. C., where
lie will be engaged in mission work.
Kev. F. C. Brown from Logan to
Columbia Boulevard, Charleston,
W. Va., where he becomes pastor of
the liream Memorial church.
I lev. A. D. McCiure, 1). D., was
uddenly called from his earthly la
bors on April 8th. ? He was in the
i;tilroad station at Mount Olive, N.
1 ' . where he expired from heart fail
ure. At the time of his death he was
! stor of St. Andrew's church, in Wil
1 nigton, N. C. Dt. McCiure was born
i i Lewisburg, Tenn., in 1860. He
v is educated at Princeton University
: nd Princeton Seminary. He was 11
1 ensed by Columbia Presbytery in
'*77, and was ordained by North Mts
issippi Presbytery in 1878. He was
?istor at Oxford, Miss., 1877-1880;
;'t Bardstown, Ky., 1880-1882; at
highland church, Louisville, 1882
s88; at Maryland Avenue church,
'?ultimore, 1888-1891; and at St. An
?irew's church, Wilmington, from 1891
,u the close of his earthly ministry.
?>r. McCiure was a man of lovely
'hristian character, beloved of all
vvho knew him. a strong and forceful
preacher of the pure gospel of salva
tion through faith in a crucified Sa
viour, and he was held in high esteem
?y the Church, of whose courts he
was a valuable member and his coun
was always of weight in the con
sideration of matters pertaining to the
*ork of the Church.
,{ov. J. s. IIillhou.sc, D. D., pastor
of the First Presbyterian church of
Vicksburg, Miss., died at the Vicks
burg Sanitarium oq April 9, 1920,
after three weeks' illness.
Rev. W. T. Thompson, I>. D., the
father of Rev. W. Taliaferro Thomp
son, pastor of the Government Street
church in Mobile, Ala., died in Han
cock, Md., on March 30th. Dr. Thomp
son had been pastor in Hancock for
a number of years. He was for a
number of years pastor of the Old
Scotch church in Charleston, S. C.
He was a native of Frederick County,
Rov. Dr. S. H. Chester, Secretary of
Foreign Missions, has been appointed
by the western section of the Pan
Presbyterian Alliance a member of a
commission to visit the churches of
Hungary, Bohemia and Poland during
the coming summer. The other mem
bers of the commission are Rev. Dr.
Arthur Brown, of New York, and Rev.
I>r. James Goode, of Philadelphia.
They are to carry to these churches a
message of sympathy and encourage
ment, and to report on their condi
Rev. C. R. Hemphill, D. D., presi
dent of Louisville Theological Sem
inary, has the sincere sympathy of
his many friends in the loss of his
wife, who died Sunday, April 4th.
R. E. Magill, Secretary.
Our Church has shown a growing
interest in the important work of min
istering to the spiritually neglected
young people of the South and the
offering grew from $9,700 in 1903,
the year our Assembly created the
new department, to $67,000 in 1919.
The quota fixed by the Assembly
for this work for 1919-20 was $78,
000, and we are glad to report that
the goal was reached and passed, as
we received $94,892 for tho year.
This is an increase of 43 per cent,
over the feceipts of the provious year,
and is probably the first time that
an Assembly agency has reached and
exceeded the quota fixed for it.
The year has been rich in blessings
in every way,, and our field workers
have been tireless in their efforts and
blessed in their labors. While spirit
ual results cannot be tabulated in fig
ures, we know there has been a great
ingathering from the Sunday schools
into the churches and a marked im
provement in the character of reli
gious training that is being given our
young people.
We face an era of increasing oppor
tunity and responsibility, but we turn
to the new year with a quiet confi
dence that yet great blessings are in
store if the Church will furnish tho
funds and trained workers to enter
the countless open doors now con
fronting us.
The books have been balanced and
closed, and the record will enable the
Home Mission Committee to report to
the Assembly that the year has been
one of great prosperity, that "in finan
cial receipts, in material equipment,
in missionary activities and in spirit
ual results it has transcended any
period of our Church life."
The total receipts were $4 07,
651.73, being an increase of $104,
264.76, amounting to 34 1-3 per cent,
advance over the previous year on all
lines, from churches, societies, Sab
bath schools and miscellaneous. The
total cost of administration and pub
licity was scarcely 6 per cent.
This increase enables us to attain
two long-desired Home Mission ob
jectives, raising slightly the salaries
of our missionaries and the better
equipment of our stations. This lat
ter objective has been long delayed,
owing to the fact that we have always
been compelled to take care ol our
workers, even though buildings had
to wait.
The time has come at last to fulfil
our promises of giving more adequate
equipment in the form of dormitories
for our great missionary institutions
amongst the mountaineers, foreigners,
negroes and Indians. Contracts have
been let and buildings are in process
of erection, which call for more funds
than, our cash balance, but we have
pledges and prospects which will en
able us to meet our financial obliga
tions as they become due, and not
involve the Church nor embarrass our
selves by debt.
We hereby tender our profound
thanks to the generous giver*
throughout the Church and to "the
Giver of every good and perfect gift,"
in the name and behalf of the cause
of Home Missions.
S. L. Morris, Secretary.
We have had no report yet from
the Foreign Missions Committee as to
its receipts, but we see in a secular
paper the statement that its receipts
for the year were $1,115,345. This
is an increase of $323,905 over last
year. It is also stated that this pays
all the cost of the work for the year
and allows $52,000 to be paid on last
year's debt, reducing it to about $60,
S. H. Chester.
A letter received from Rev. C. L.
Crane, of Sunchun, Korea, dated
March 10th, brings most cheering
news with regard to radical changes
for the better, introduced by the new
government in Korea. Until recently
the government of Korea was under
the auspices of the military party in
Japan, and as always happens in such
cases, their one idea was to keep the
Koreans quiet absolutely by the usi
of force. A great many very annoy
ing restrictions were placed upon our
missionary work, and especially upon
our mission schools, some of them so
radical as to render the conduct of
missionary education in any proper
sense of the word impossible. Mr.
Crane writes that "the new adminis
tration. under Baron Sito, has issued
revised regulations governing private
schools, which allow the teaching of
religion in the school curriculum, and
do not require everything to be taught
in Japanese as heretofore. This is a
complete right about face such as the
most optimistic scarcely hoped for so
soon, and came, as a great surprise,
call!ng for thanksgiving on the part
of the whole Church, as well as the
missionary body in Korea and the na
tive Christians and non-Christians."
Under the old administration the
mission schools which wore already
in operation when the respective reg
ulations were established were given
ten years of grace, during which they
could continue to teach religion with
out being opposed by the government.
The school at Sunchun, however,
where Mr. Crane is, not having been
in operation before these regulations
were established, was not allowed to
have the benefit of the period of grace
and the mission declined to open the
school at all with the privilege of
teaching religion excluded. The way
will now be open to open this school,
and the mission will wish to do . so
at the beginning of the fall term, pro
vided it is found possible between now
and then to secure some one to take
charge of it.
Mr. Crane says that the new ad
ministration seems honestly deter,
mined to give the people a voice in
their own government, and that the
interest in Christianity has suddenly
been aroused over the whole country
as never before.
By Rev. S. W. McGill.
Spartanburg, S. C.: With a quota
of $12,500 for benevolences and
$11,395 for the local church, a total
of $28,666 has been subscribed. An
over-subscription of nearly $5,000.
The larger part of the total is for
A. D. P. Gilmour, Pastor.
"\r-rk, s. C.: Charleston Presby
tery, with a quota of $25,180, has
over-subscribed the amount by seve
ral hundred dollars.
E. E. Gillespie, Manager.
Prattvllle, Ala: Government Street
church, Mobile, entitled to first hon
ors, being the first church to over
subscribe its quota and subscriptions
still coming in.
D. P. McConnel, Manager.
Mt. Holly, Ark: Mount Holly
church has over-subscribed its budget
for current expenses and for benevo
lences. It was a big surprise to us,
as we are a country church with
about 104 members. Itnfeels good at
this end of the line.
Jas. W. Marshall, Pastor.
Aliceville, Ala.: One hundred and
ninety-six members. One hundred and
eighty-six contributors and not
through yet. Local budget, $2,100.
Benevolence budget, $2,300.
John C. McQueen, Pastor
Huntington, W. Va.: Highlawn
church, with sixty-two members, sub
scribed $2,500 for local budget and
$500 for benevolences.
W. P. Hooper, Pastor.
Hugo, Okla.: One hundred and
eighty-four resident members. Local
$300et' '3,8??' For benevolenoes,
J. V. McCall, Pastor.
Greenville, Tex.: Local church
udget, $4,000. Benevolences for the
year, $2,000.
T. O. Perrin, Pastor.
Quincy, Fla.: Two hundred and
i"rty~four nembers. Local budget,
$7,500. Benevolences, $4,500.
D. A. Shaw, Cong. Manager.
"iork, S. C.: pee Dee Presbytery,
with a quota of $37,972. has report
ed $39,000, with nineteen churches
apportioned $6,000 yet to hear from.
E. E. Gillespie, Manager.
Sanford, Fla.: Hyde Park church,
fampa. over-subscribed quota 30 per
cent, the first day and still working.
E. D. Brownlee, Manager.
>Jrginia: Martlnsburg increased
20 per cent. First church, Newport
* cws, subscribed over $13,000.
C race-Covenant church, Richmond,
increased from $18,000 to $53,000
on a five-year basis. Second church
let-rsburg. over-subscribed by $500*
the total being $12,700. Lexington
over-subscribed $11,720, being an
over-subscription of $200.
Wm- E- Hudson, Manager.
Bargain Piano
For Sunday School, $175.00
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106 North Seventh Street
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