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Maysville: A most gracious out
pouring of the Holy Spirit was re oently manifested at a meeting held at this place, in which the pastor, Rev. H. R. Boswell, was ably assist ed by Rev. Arthur P. Bishop, D. D., of Athens. Citizens of Maysville, re gardless of Church affiliations, attend ed these services in large numbers, and a general as well as a generous spiritual revival followed in the wake of thi3 meeting. The people are loud in their praises of the splendid spirit ual sermons pr#ached by Dr. Bishop, himself a Georgia boy. and an honor graduate of the State University at Athens some years ago. Many people pronounce his sermons as being the most impressive, and yet, withal, the clearest and most lucid explanation of the Word of God, that they have heard in years. Commerce: The session of this church has granted the pastor the usual month's leave of absence roi his yearly vacation. He and his fam ily will probably spend the month of August visiting relatives and friend3 at Toccoa and Danielsville and the country round about. It is hoped that our pastor will return to his charge both bodily and spiritually re freshed after a season of rest. Augusta, Greene Str?*et Church: At the summer communion service the pastor, Rev. M. M. MacFerrin, an nounced that fifty new members had been received during the last six months, seventeen of these during the last quarter. Of the fifty, thirty-six were received on profession of faith. The exterior wood-work of the church building has been repainted, and the interior of the church audi torium has been redecorated, the whole property presenting a very at tractive appearance. During the pas tor's vacation the Sunday morning services will be conducted by teams of laymen, one Sunday a team from the church, another Sunday by an In ter-Presbyterian team from the city churches, and two Sundays by teams from the Gypsy Smith, Jr., Club. The elders will have charge of the prayer meetings. The pa3tor will assist Rev. R. C. Wilson in a meeting at the Mc Connellsville, S. C., church, and visit in Montreat and Bristol, Tenn. KENTUCKY. Lebanon: Cleaver Crawford, Al. H. McChord, James E. Durham and P. K. McElroy were ordained and in stalled as deacons in the Second church on a recent Sunday. Our pas tor, Dr. S. D. Bartle, and wfrfe sail from New York on the steamship "George Washington" for France on August 3d. Dr. Bartle is the repre sentative from Kentucky of the Amer ican Legion. The National Comman der of the American Legion and a delegation from each State are to be the guests of the French Government. The American Legion Post and citi zens of Lebanon are paying the ex penses of Dr. and Mrs. Bartle. MISSISSIPPI. Lot-man: This is a railway station in Jfifferson County, and is a part of the field of Rev. A. W. Duck. There is no building in the village, but a number of Presbyterians live there whose membership is at Red Lick. Eight miles from Lorman is Alcorn A. & M. College for negroes. About 500 men and women are well taught there. There are about 1,000 acres in the college farm, and the field) have names on sign-boards that give name and the number of acres in the field. Golgoltha, Sunrise, Amen, Texas were some Held names we no ticed. Alcorn College was originally Oakland College, a Presbyterian school. It was in a fine and cul tured community, and educated nota ble men like Rev. Dr. Markham, of New Orleans, and Dr. Robert Price, of Clarksville, Tenn. Rev. Dr. George L. Petrie, of Charlottesville, Va., wad once professor of Latin in Oakland College. In the library of Southwest ern Presbyterian University are many fine volumes marked "Oakland Col lege." Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, at Port G'ibson, Miss., some fifteen miles away in the adjoining county, is a remnant of Oakland. Rodney: Five miles from Oakland is Rodney, a deserted village, once the busiest landing between Vicksburg and New Orleans. It is now deserted by moit of its 3.000 population, and even by the Father of Waters, on whose banks it stood. The boats now land four miles away, a sand-bar hav ing diverted the waters that distance. Rut Rodney plainly shows what it formerly wa3; the buildings a former glory. The manse where Dr. Robert Price lived is gone; but the red brick church where he preached is worthy of the past. The approach to the church, the pews with doors to them, the gallery, the pulpit and Bible, all speak the worthiness of the old-time worshippers there. Rev. A. W. Duck still serve3 Rodney, driving over eigh teen miles from Red Lick for a monthly appointment, but a congre gation of thirty is accounted good now. Mr. Duck also serves Herman ville and McNair. Red Lick: This is where the manse of this group is located. It is a bun galow, new, attractive and home-like, under the 3killful care of Mrs. Duck, formerly Miss Hampton, of Kentucky. The old Red Lick church is two miles from Red Lick station on the rail road. A meeting was held in this church recently, Dr. C. W. Somerville, of Memphis, preaching twice daily. Twelve persons, eleven from the Sab bath school, were received into the church. The session is unique in that it is made up of a father and son. Captain W. H. Spencer and Mr. Henry Spencer. During the meeting Mr. Duck presented Testaments and Bibles to four girls who had recited the cate chisms and offered gold prizes for the Larger Catechism. Two giri3 are learning the Larger Catechism. Mr. and Mrs. Duck are greatly beloved in this pastorate. Payette, the seat of Jefferson Coun ty, is a neat and thrifty looking town eleven miles from Red Lick. Here Rev. George M. Smiley has built a brick church that is a credit to the town. He ha3 also attained the repu tation of "the marrying parsoh," and is much sought after for weddings. Mr. Smiley and his neighbor, Mr. Duck, use Ford cars in a wide range over Jefferson County. On June 4th they made a drive to Natchez, thirty seven miles away, taking with them their old teacher, Dr. Sommerville. The road3 in this region are generally good. Natchez: This is ?ne present par ish of the beloved Rev. Howard II. Thompson The town is quaint and redolent of the long ago. The Mis sissippi here is grand in its vast sweep, but the traffic ha3 almost dis appeared, and is only a ghost of what It was in the days of the "Robert E. Lee" and the steamer "Natchez," fa mous as racers. The ancient estates and mansions about Natchez and in the city tell of a glory that lingered longer here than in mo3t Southern regions. Washington, five miles from Natchez, was once the State capital. Along the road from Fayette to Nat chez, which Rev. Smiley travels to one of liia outposts. Pine Ridge church, rounding out a century of service, are pointed out mansions where General Andrew Jackson was married, Aaron Burr wa3 captured, and other heroes of the past did ex ploits. This part of the State is rich in historical associations. It is also rich in foliage, song birds and good people. NORTH CAROLINA. Greensboro: There is a strong spiritual current running through the Church by the Side of the Road at this time, as evidenced by seventeen additions to the membership of the church last Sunday morning, without revival, decision day or other unusual influence, except the earnest personal work of the minister and his co-la borers in the membership of Un church. SOUTH CAROLINA. Clinton is the center of Presbyte rian influence in this State, and we hope to be used in making it more so. The Presbyterian College of the Sy nod is located here, the Thornwell Orphanage is here, and two Presbyte rian churches and a small A. R. P. Church in this town of approximately 4,000 people. Each one of the Pres byterian churches has an enrollment of nearly 400. The Thornwell Me morial church is within the orphan age grounds, and is made up of or phanage people. Dr. L. Ross Lynn, the president of the orphanage, serves this church. And he is just the right man for the place. The First Pres byterian church occupies an external ly handsome stone building in an ex tensive grove only a few squares from the college grounds. At an elevation of 800 feet, the climate of Clinton Is delightful. The people might well be taken for Virginians (and what more could I say?). The opportunities make the responsibilities unbounded and imperative. After six month3 of labor I am encouraged, but we must be satisfied with naught but the high est ideals. D. J. Woods. WEST VIRGINIA. Hinton: The work on the new church building, which wa3 started September of last year, is now being pushed as rapidly as possible. The contract for the completion of the building was let recently. This church will be the largest and best equipped building in this city. It Is hoped that the new church will be ready for use by Chri3tmas. At present the con gregation is worshipping in the Ma sonic Theatre building, excepting dur ing the months of June and July, when the preaching services were held jointly with the members of the Chris tian church in their church, the pastor of the Presbyterian church. Rev John W. Rowe, doing the preaching. Recently the members of the Ladle3' Auxiliary had the very great pleasure of a visit from Mis3 Carrie Lee Campbell, of Rich mond, Va. Miss Campbell gave a very interesting account of her trip to the Orient. Cor. Charleston: The Bream Memorial church, of which Rev. Frank C. Brown is the pastor, held its fourth consecu tive Daily Vacation Rible School this 3ummer from June 6th-23d. The en rollment was two hundred and eleven, with a volunteer staff of workers of full and part time helpers numbering nearly fifty. The school lasted about two hours and forty min utes every day, being held five days In the week. Eighty names were read at the commencement exercises for those whoae attendance record was perfect during the entire school. Seven denominations were present, and no distinction was made, for the school was interdenominational in scope. The expenses of the 3chool, which amounted to approximately fifty cents per person, were met by freewill offerings from the church and from the pupils. An exhibition of the hand-work done was held fol lowing the commencement exercises. The exhibition included a display of hammocks, flower-stands, sewing, scrap-books, raflia-work and other forms of hand-work. It is felt that much good was accomplished by the school. Cim'nbrit'r Prcxhytcry will meet in regular fall session at Salem church, four miles south of Ronceverte, on September *>, 1!*21 (Tuesday), at 8 P. M., and will be opened with a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. John I. Armstrong, D. D., presi dent of Lewisburg Seminary. All who expect to attend Presbytery will please notify Mr. George Level, Organ Cave, W. Va., at least ten days in advance of the day of meeting. And all who expect to come by rail to Ronceverte will please notify Mr. Ed gar Dixon, Organ Cave, W. Va., ten days before the meeting. This i3 im portant. Please do not neglect to do this, for the consideration of iiiose who are preparing to entertain us. J. E. Flow, S. C. CHANGE OP AI>I)RT88. Rev. I>. J. Woods, l>. I>., and his wife for the month of August from Clinton, S. C., to Box 199, Salem, Va. PERSONAL. Rev. William M. Thompson, of our Brazil Mission, is on his furlough, and, with his family, i3 spending the time in Lexington, Va. Rev. M. R. Turn bull, D. D., of the Assembly's Training School at Rich mond. is spending the summer in Lexington, Va. THK CHURCH OF THK PILGRIMS, WASHINGTON, I?. C. The last General Assembly ex pressed its "continued interest" in the erection of a worthy edifice for the Church of the Pilgrims in our national capital, and appointed the undersigned "a special committee to advise with the Church of the Pil grims with reference to their plans for the future." This committee has recently held a meeting, and was rejoiced to find that the blessing of God is resting upon this enterprise, and that more than $100,000 in cash and pledges have been received. After carefully considering the sit uation. and desiring to carry out the instructions of the General Assembly, we of the committee earnestly request our people to take advantage of this great opportunity, and make a liberal contribution as soon as possible to this important cause. The General Assembly has set December 1, 19 21, a3 the date when this work should be completed. Do noi rail to send an offering or a pledge before that time. In order to reach the goal of $200,000 we must raise an additional 1100,000. You may subscribe for one or more shares of stock. $50 per share, pay able over two years, in four payments of $12.50 at six months' intervals. .Qr you may send your personal check for any amount to Mr. Charles P. Light, Treasurer, No. 741 Fifteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Russell Cecil, C. R. Stribling, Thomas B. Cftresham, General Assembly'3 Special Commit tee.