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The Presbyterian of the South
Published weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc. REV. WM. S. CAMPBELL. D. D. Richmond, Va. REV. A. A. LITTLE. D. D. Meridian, Miss. Editors Addreaa ? The Presbyterian of the South. Room 306 Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th and Main Sta.. Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class matter June 15. 1910. at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of March 3, 1879. Terma of Subscription Price. ? Two dollars and fifty cents a year In ad vance. If payment is delayed three months, $3.00. Foreign countries, one dollar additional. Receipts. ? The lsbel 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 large majority of our subscriber* 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 c?n be sent in at any time during the year, provided all arrearage is paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself ? don't ask the postmaster to do it. Chanfie of Address. ? Give the old ss well ss the new address, snd full address in all correspondence. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "The Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notices of donth, limited to fifty words, nre published free. Obituary notices and resolutions of resiwct of Sessions, Societies, etc.. are charged for at the mte of on<- cent n word. Cor respondents should see that all names are written distinctly. CHURCH NEWS VIRGINIA. Unmfxlen-Sirinoy : Preparations are rapidly going forward for the open ing of the new session of college. There will be an additional professor who will have some classes in both Mathematics and Modern Languages. Venable Hall, formerly the Seminary building, has been renovated through out and fitted up for 128 students. The rooms in this building have been made thoroughly modern. The build ing is equipped with electric lights, steam heat, shower baths, hot and cold water on every floor, and all mod ern conveniences. Cushing Hall has had this complete equipment for some time. An electric motor has been in stalled to furnish the power with which to carry the water to all the college buildings and homes of the community. A beautiful sand-clay road now connects Hampden-Sidnev with Farmville, the trip being easily made in twenty minutes. This road extends through the village of Haitip den-Sidney north and south, passing the church and Hart's store. It also runs east and west along the old via Sacra from Hart's store to the Holli day house, now occupied by Dr. Mil ler. Cement walks connect all the college buildings, as well as running from the homes of the whole college community to the college buildings. During the coming session the college will have the largest student body of its history.* It looks now as if our capacity will be taxed. liurkevillo: On July 10th Mr. J. R. Williams was ordained and installed pastor of this church by a commis sion of East Hanover Presbytery. Rev. R. L. McNair, D. D., presided and preached the sermon, Rev. H. A. Lewis delivered the charge to the pastor, and Rev. A. R. Montgomery the charge to the people. Mr. R. Shore Robertson and Mr. J. P. Agnew wore the elders on the commission. This same commission installed Mr. Williams at Rardwell church that af ternoon. Rev. H. A. Lewis presided. Rev. A. R. Montgomery preached the sermon. Rev. R, L. McNair, I>. D., delivered the charge to the pastor, and Mr. J. P. Agnew delivered the charge to the people. Ijoxiiticfon : Recently Rev. W. C. Campbell, 1). I)., of Roanoke, and Rev. Cochrane Preston, late pastor of Timber Ridge church, each supplied the pulpit of the church here for one Sunday. Newport News: There were eigh teen new members added to the First church at the July commission. Steps have recently been taken to provide a new building for the Wythe branch, which now enrolls over two hundred scholars. E. T. Wellford, Pastor. Greenlee: The most interesting work, not only in the country, but in the State, is going on right here at the Cave Mount Mission School, that is, the teaching of the adults. Five nights in the week Ravenswood, as sisted by Mi3s Minnie Blanton, Mont gomery Presbytery's mission teacher, and Miss Pattie Garrett, of Powhatan County and teacher-elect in Rich mond, carry on the work. These two are volunteer workers, simply getting board and teaching expenses. An other co-worker i3 Miss Thelma Blan ton, of the Normal School faculty, who is here paying her own expenses and giving her services in the adult night school and in religious exer cises. The earnestness of these adult3, af ter working all day in the woods or hauling poles and extract wood to Greenlee, i3 certainly praiseworthy, especially these July nights. Prayer services with a regular program are held one night in the week and Sun day night, Sunday school Sunday morning and vesper services Sunday evening, led by Miss Garrett. Day schools for the children are all well attended. Features much enjoyed by the children are Miss Blanton's sew ing cla3s and Miss Garrett's singing and story-telling classes. School runs by the old-fashioned hours, from 9 to 4 o'clock. ? Ravenswood, in Rock bridge County News. ALABAMA. Montgomery, Trinity: Our pastor, Dr. C. H. Pratt, has just closed a very successful meeting of ten days at Greenville. Great interest was mani fested, not only among Presbyterians, but in all other denominations as well. There were thirty-five professions of faith and over two hundred and fifty reconsecrations. The work of our church here goes forward. One of our members has recently gone into Home Mission work; another has ap plied for the foreign field. Two mem bers of our Christian Endeavor So ciety go to college thta fall, both tc study for the ministry. The pastor's secretary enters Union Theological Seminary in September. God is bless ing our work. Mobile Presbytery : At a called meeting held on July 20th the Rev. J. W. Marshall was received from the Pre3bytery of Ouachita, and "the Rev. Brooks Lawrence from the Presby tery of North Alabama. Mr. Mar shall is Superintendent of Home Mis sions and Sunday School Work in the Presbytery, while Mr. Lawrence, who has his permanent home at Fairhope, is serving during the summer at a special work carried on by the Home Mission Committee for the benefit of summer residents on the eastern shore of Mobile Hay. Mr. Dunbar H. Ogden, Jr., son of Rev. Dunbar H. Ogden, D. D., pastor of Government Street church, was received under the care of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. He ia a student at Da vidson College. .Mobile, Central: During his vaca tion the pastor of this church, Rev R. Excel! Fry, will supply the pulpits of Little Rock First, Charlotte Second and Birmingham South Highlands, and deliver two series of addren?ea at the Christian Workers' Conference at Batesvllle, Ark. Greenville: Rev. Charles H. Pratt, D. D., pastor of the Trinity Presbyte rian church, Montgomery, Ala., has just completed a very successful ten day meeting here. All the Protestant churches participated and the reli gious forces of the town were brought very close together. The preacher was very plain in his condemnation of the qutstanding sins of the day. But he exalted the Saviour, Who is able to take away the power of those sins. The spiritual life of our people has been revitalized. On last Sunday the Business Men's Evangelistic Club from Montgomery came down and proved a great blessing to U3. \ir. S. J. Cassels, president of the club, with eleven other men, held one of their "testimony meetings," after which a similar club, with twenty - eight men, was organized here. E. M. Shepard. Decatur: Recently in our church here Rev. J. D. Wallace, pastor, Messrs. L. L. Frazier and Robert Pat terson were installed as elders, hav ing been ordained in other churches, and Dr. B. F. Austin was ordained and installed as a deacon. Decatur and Albany, really one town, have twenty-one churches, eighteen of which have united in a revival cam paign, and have secured Rev. Bob Jones to do the preaching during Sep tember of thi3 year. ARKANSAS. Presbytery of Arkansas is called to meet in the Presbyterian church at Batesville, Ark., on Wednesday, Au gust 3, 1921, at 8 P. M., to transact the following business if the way be clear: First, to receive and act upon the resignation of Rev. C. A. Harper, of Searcy church, and dissolve the pas toral relation. Second, to grant Rev. C. A. Harper a letter of dismission to the Presby tery of Pine Bluff. Third, to receive and act upon the resignation of the Rev. J. N. McFar lane as Stated Clerk and Treasurer of Arkansas Presbytery and elect his successor. Fourth, to grant Rev. J. N. McFar lane a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of . W. K. Johnston, Moderator. Synod's Evangelistic Appointments: The Synodical evangelists will have a very busy time for the remainder of the summer and will hold meet ings mainly with the country churches and the small towns. Dr. R. A. Brown is holding services with the Gurdon church, which will be hia last for sev eral months, as he goes to one of the other Synods. Evangelist Fitch will hold meetings with Womble, Arden and Alpine; Rev. J. P. Kidd with Calvary, Poke Creek, Marlbrook and Glen wood; Rev. C. A. Harper with iDobyville; Rev. T. H. Watkins with Tulip and Carthage, and Dr. W. M. Scott, the superintendent, will con duct meetings with Hamburg and Mt. Ida, and will make addresses at the Young People's Conferences at Bates ville and Kerrville. The meeting at Dobyville will be the last held by Mr. Harper, as he has accepted the pas torate of the church at Clarendon ror full time. His work has been very satisfactory, and he has held some very wonderful- meetings. M8TRICT OF COLUMBIA. Washington, Central: This church was represented at the recent Mon treat Conference by delegates from the Sunday school, the Christian En deavor, the Westminster League and the Woman's Auxiliary. On their re turn they gave an account of what they had seen and heard there, at first to the organizations they repre sented; but they did it so well that on Sunday night, July 17th, the reg ular night service wa3 exchanged for an "echo meeting" in the lecture room, that a larger audience might be benefitted. This meeting was pre sided over by the pastor, Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor, who allowed each speaker as much as seven minutes. The service was interesting and in structive, and well calculated to quicken the interest of the young peo ple in the work of the church. A. H. FLORIDA. Oakland: The Oakland Presbyte rian church has called Rev. James Deans, of Grafton, Neb., as pastor, and he comes on Sunday, August 7th, to begin his ministry with this church. Mr. Deans is a remarkably strong preacher, and this church is most for tunate in having secured him for the work here. He was with the church for a Sunday in June, and every one wa3 delighted with him, not only as a preacher, but as a pastor. This church has been without a regular pastor since last September, and the pulpit has been supplied for the past ten months by Karl Lehmann, vice president of the Montverde Indus trial School, who will be remembered by our readers as the former South ern States Secretary of Christian En deavor. It is rather unusual for a layman to supply the pulpit of as strong a church as the one at Oak land for ten months. IxsoHburR: The Leesburg Presbyte rian church has recently organized a 3trong Christian Endeavor Society, and the general work of the church is in excellent condition. This church has been without a pastor for some months, and has not yet located just the man they want. In the mean time the pulpit has been supplied by various men. Each fourth Sunday the supply has been Karl Lehmann, vice president of the Montverde Industrial School. Mr. Lehmann has supplied the pulpit of the Oakland church the first three Sundays of each month since last September, and has been helping us out on the fourth Sundays since our pastor left, as the Oakland church is giving the Methodi3t people and their pastor the use of their building each fourth Sunday of the month. GEORGIA. Newnan: At a recent meeting of Atlanta Presbytery Mr. Simril Bryant, one of o?r finest young men, was re ceived as a candidate for the gospel ministry. Our church is studying the Creed of Presbyterians by Dr. Egbert Smith, with Dr. W. L. Llngle'3 ques tions. About fifty copies have been scnttered through the congregation, being read privately and studied in the circles of the Auxiliary and in some of the Sabbath school classes. This is having a very fine tonic effect upon the membership. We are now preparing for the evangelistic services to bogin August 14th. Dr. Trigg Thomas will do the preaching. We ask an interest in the prayers of our fellow-Christians. Cor. Albany: At the July communion Dr. L. G. Henderson, the pastor, an nounced twenty new members re ceived during the quarter, bringing the resident membership up to 281 and the total membership up to 303. During the past two years, since the beginning of the present pastorate. 142 have been added to the roll of the church. The growth of Albany and the corresponding growth of the church here is a matter of great grat itude and encourogement to all.