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(Continued from page 9) H. Ogden, of Mobile, Ala. His theme each day was from the message of Mail hew. With rare charm he set forth the teaching* of tliis gospel, and on the last day he held the whole book before the people in such an at tractive way that there was light and understanding in their minds, and faith and zeal in their hearts. Dr. Ogclen began the night services with this subject, "The Home, Our Social Citadel." The sermon was a heart searching appeal to the people to arouse themselves from the appalling indifference and go back to the fam ily altar and religious instruction. Then came his sermon, "The Heading of the Body." He went boldly into the realm of error, took the truth that has been appropriated by error and put it in its proper place in the Bible. "Is God a Person" was his subject the third night. He discussed the personality of God in a profound, yet exceedingly attractive way, which rroved to be of great value to the people. This sermon made a deep Impression upon the town. Men dis cussed the great truths on the streets and in their places of business. Af ter ihe third night his sermons were strong, loving, earnest appeals to Christians that they consecrate them selves to Christ, and to sinners that they accept Christ as their personal Saviour. The definite results were: One hundred and fourteen reconse crated themselves to Christ and Hi.s service, eight professed their faith in Christ, two came with letters, thirteen promised to erect family altars, ten pledged to tithe their income, and fif teen promised to attend prayer meet ing. The children who manifested t special interest have been placed in classes for instruction by the pastor. After they have received instruction, they will be given an opportunity to unite with the chtirch. Edgar W. Williams, Pastor. TEXAS. Texas-Mexican Presbytery: Reports from the various workers show 183 members received on profession of faith and total contributions. amount ing to $6,515, making this the ban ner year in the history of this mis sion. A number of churches seem to be in the midst of a harvest season. Rev. C. R. Womeldorf organized the Mexican Presbyterian church of Houston on March 13th, with thirty one members. The Texas-Mexican Presbytery met with this new church on April 27th. Mr. Cavazos, of the San Antonio Mexican church, writes as follows: "My quarterly report is not yet readv, but I am sending a card to say that the L.ord is richly blessing our meetings. Yesterday was a glo rious day; we had a fine service at 7 A. M.t with a good attendance; at 10 o'clock a special Easter service (by the Sunday school), with an at tendance of 140 and a collection of $20.26; at night the building filled so that we had to put the children on the pulpit platform. In this service four were received on profession of faith and the reception of a number of candidates for membership was de ferred." From Kingsville. Rev. I. P. Bal deras writes: "I have been very busy in a series of special services from Wednesday, March 23d, to Sunday, the 27th, which were really surpris ing in the great success, especially the Easter Sunday services. At 5:30 o'clock on Sunday morning we began with a truly inspiring service, having an attendance of eighty persons. Our Sunday school had 106 In attendance, while at night the congreRation reached 150, all of whom seemed im pressed and greatly pleased. In this service nine members were received by profession, making a total of twen ty-seven for the year and one by let ter. Last year the attendance, even at the special services, never exceed ed seventy, while now the building is insufficient, and we have the regret, of seeing many people turned away for lack of room. Our finances have gone down, due to the very critical situation through which the church people are passing with the scarcity of work. On the other hand, there has been an increase in spirituality and interest." Mackey: This church has recently had nine accessions and three infant bapt:sms. Galveston: Rev. G. A. Walls visited this church on March 20th, and re ceived five members and baptized three infants. C. F. Morales, a pros pective candidate for the ministry, is teaching the day school and conduct ing the services for this congregation. Alice: A petition from eighteen Mexican Presbyterians of this town, requesting to be organized as a church, has just been received. R. D. Campbell. WEST VIRGINIA. Braimvell: Bramwell reports the year just ended as the best in the seven years of the present pastorate The church reports an increase over last year in membership of 26 per cent., chiefly on profession. In gifts to the regular benevolent causes, an increase over last year of 97 per cent., or 53 per cent, over its regular assessed quota, though not in the pro portions asked. To Foreign Missions they gave $6 per member, instead of $9, as assessed. f In gifts to all causes, an increase of 41 per cent, over last year. Per capita gifts to regular be nevolences, $42.14, or including mis cellaneous benevolences, $46.65. Per capita gifts to all causes, $88.41. Not content with this, they have opened the new church year most aivpiclous ly by subscribing to the Million-Dol lar Campaign a per capita of $SS.4!V and at home by giving the manse three coats of paint and replacing the old wooden sidewalks around the manse with new ones of concrete. The Christian Endeavor Society has for its year's work money enough in bank, with what help the Sunday school can render, to purchase a piano for the use of both organizations. Sunday, April 24th, Messrs. A. M. Smith and Newton T. Roberts wero ordained and installed deacons, in ad dition to the former three already in office. The present year is filled with promise of growth and prosperity. A. S. Rachal, Pastor. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. Itev. W. A. Dubney from Charlcttes \ille to Greenwood, Va. Rev. S. M. Erickson from Arkadel phia. Ark., to 416 Eleventh Avenue, West, Duluth, Minn., where he will be until he sails for Japan on August 1 1th. PERSONAL. Rev. E. J. Hertwlg died in a hos pital in Macon, Ga., Apiil 19th. Mr. Hertwlg has been the Presbyteriui manager for Savannah Presbytery for two years, and each time he was suc cessful in reaching the goal set before his Presbytery. Those who knew him best and who were well qualified to Judge considered him ctbe of the brightest, young men In the Southern Presbyterian Church. Neither let mistakes nor wrong di rections discourage you. Let a man try faithfully manfully to be right: he will grow daily more and more right. ? Carlyle, MINORITY REPORT ON FEDERA TION. We published last week th? major ity report of the Assembly's Commit tee on Federation. That report was signed by nine members of the com mittee, as follows: Rev. Dr. W. L. Uncle, Rev. Dr. A. M. Fraser, Rev. Dr. Russell Cecil, Rev. Dr. S. Li. Mor ris, Rev. Dr. J. M. Wells, Rev. Dr. T. A. WhaHon, Rev. Dr. R. F. Camp bell. Mr. W. F. Stevenson and Mr. A. M. Scales. Three members of the committee, Rev. Dr. Thornton Whaling, Rev. Dr J. B. Hutton and Colonel E T. Miller, declined to sign it. The following minority report bas been sent us. It is signed by Dr. Whaling. It is not known whether or not Dr. Hutton and Colonel Miller will sign it. This minority report i3 as follows: Minority Report. I. I hereby recommend that the Assembly decline to send down to the Presbyteries for adoption the Consti tution presented by this committee, for the following reasons: 1. This Constitution dees not ac complish the end which the General Assembly of 1020 had in view when it appointed this committee, with the instructions to prepare a Constitution which conferred the powers embodied in the Plan of Union, found on pages 184 and 187 of the Assembly's Min utes for 1920. 2. This Constitution fails to erect even a loose confederation, much less a generous Federal Union. 3. It erects a costly and elaborate piece of quasi-ecclesiastical machinery which has great possibilities of dam age and slender count availing possi bilities of usefulness. 4. It incarnates the mutual doubts and mistrusts of the churches rather than their mutual faith and common affection. I. It necessitates the inopportune agitation of the Church, diverting at tention from the great causes of mis sions and education, and for a pur pose whose consummation promises so little of beneficial result. 6. It has little enthusiasm and slight interest back of it. and its own advocates seem half-hearted in press ing its claims. II. I recommend that the Assem bly announce its willingness to con tinue a Committee on Federal Union whenever any of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches declare their de sire to confer with this end in view. (Signed) Thornton Whaling. FOREIGN MISSIONS IN MAY. By Rev. Egbert W. Smith, D. D. I will add nothing to the report al ready made on finances, except to an nounce with Joy that the killing ex change rate with China, which had been the chief source of the deficit from former years with which we be gan the year, returned to normal a few months ago, a fact bright with hope for the future. Had it resumed "normalcy" nine months earlier there would ahve been no deficit on this year's work. The committee's total appropriation for the regular work was $190,000 less than the amount authorized by the Assembly's appor tionment to Foreign Missions. Not only did the receipts from living ?donors break all records, but the year's growth along all lines of field work was highly encouraging. Our Missionary Force. With gratitude to Qod we report that during the year we lost no mis sionaries by death and only two by retirement, an unprecedented record. But the number of actual and threat ened breakdown* among our mission ary force has been also unprecedent ed. In tlie last two months of the year five of our most active mission aries were ordered homo hv the doc tors, while many others seem on the verge of a collapse from overwork. Warnings From the Field. A leading missionary of one of our largest missions in the Orient said re cently in a private letter: "You would be amazed and alarmed if you realized the shaky condition of our force. Almost any one out here may have to be sent home at any time. This sounds like, and probably is, an exaggeration, but not much of an exaggeration after all, when one goes over the list of those who are below normal. The pressure of the work and the fact that every one has about three times one person's work, coupled with the depressing climate (see a recent article published by the Royal Asiatic Society) and the diffi culty of getting rest in the summer time ? all these things conspire to break people down. Send us recruits as fast as you can. If our personnel canot be kept up. the money asked for for expansion will be useless. Send us BOTH." The Congo Mission reports: "Four years ago this month there were fifteen male missionaries at Luebo Station alone. To-day that is all we have in the entire mission. We have five men at Luebo, and in one week two of them go on furlough, so three men must try to do the work that fifteen were doing." Reinforcements Sent. The above distressing conditions, largely due to the fact that for three successive years there had been prac tically no net increase of our mis sionary force, the committee felt com pelled to try to alleviate, notwith standing the financial uncertainty. During the year forty-two now mis sionaries were added to our roll, a net gain of forty, bringing our force from 384 to 424. The Joy with which these reinforcements were welcomed by those who with failing strength but unfaltering courage had been holding our far-flung battle line can scarcely be imagined. But among the forty-two there were only four nurses and one doctor. The need of missionary doctors and nurses is so acute that unless speed ily supplied we may expect an increas ing number of invalided missionaries as the combined effect of overwork and inadequate medical attention. Wo urge all pastors and auxiliary officers to aid us in meeting this desperate need of doctors and trained nurses. Our missions are appealing to us for immediate additional reinforce ments of eighty single women and seventy men, most of whom will de sire to go out married, to take ade quate care of our present work. Then and Now. This year under review, being the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of our Congo Mission, invites a re trospect not of one year, but of thirty. Thirty years ago there was not a man in all the region round about Luebo that had heard the name of Christ. Now there are 21,000 com municants. Then there was not a man that knew a letter In any alpha bet. Now there are 20.000 In day scly>ols, 4 1.000 In Sunday schools, 43 1 students for the ministry, 591 out stations where dally instruction is given in gospel truth and the three R?, while thousands have been taugh: agriculture, carpentry, cabinet-mak ing. brick-making, shoernaking, black smithing, tanning, tailoring, nursing, weaving and other arts of Christian livelihood, all of which means th* progressive lifting of a whole great people out of the black pit of heathen Ism Into the light of Christianity. Does U pay?