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The Presbyterian of the South
Published weekly by the Presbyterian Co.. Inc. REV. WM. S. CAMPBELL. O. D. Richmond, Va. REV. A. A. LITTLE, D. D. Meridian, Miss. Editors Address -The Presbyterian of the South. Iloom 307 Old Dominion Trust Building. Oth and Main Sts., Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class matter June 15, 1910, at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of March 3, 1870. Terms 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 label on the wrapper is a receipt or payment. If label is not changed within two weeks after your remittance please notify us. Discontinuances.- We find that a large majority of our subscribers 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 discontinvie is re ceived, that the subscriber wishes noMnteruption in his series. Notification to discontinue can bo sent in at any time during the year, provided all arrcarogc is paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself ? don't ask the postmaster to do it. Change of Address. ? Give the old as well as tho new address, and full address in all correspondence. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "The Presbyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notices of death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituary notices and resolutions of respect of Sessions, Societies, etc., are charged for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondents should see that all names are written distinctly. VIRGINIA. Richmond, Second Church: The quarterly communion was held on last Sabbath, June 25th, at which time six connected themselves with the church, four by letter, and two upon profession of faith. This chuch is preparing to hold a daily vacation Bible school during the month of July, beginning Wednesday, July 5th, and continuing until August 3rd. The neighborhood has been canvassed for children, resulting in the enrollment of nearly one hundred and fifty scholars. Miss Irving Blanton, of the Assembly's Training School is in charge of the work, and under her there will be superintendents for the beginners, primary and junior depart ments, assisted by competent teach ears along various lines. There will be the telling of Bible stories, songs and calisthenics and instruction in handiwork of different kinds. Hain|Nlen-Sidney: June the 14th marked the close of the one hundred and forty-sixth session of Hampden Sidney College, the most successful in the history of the college. On Sunday, the 1 1th, the Rev. Dr. Charles L. King, of the Grace-Covenant Pres byterian church, Richmond, Va., de livered the baccalaureate sermon on the subject, "Schooled in God's Great University of L?ife." The church was crowded and the message was of the highest order. That evening Dr. King preached the sermon before the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday evening the Union and Philanthropic Literary Societies held their Joint celebration, and at this tiime the athletic trophies were presented. Wednesday morning came the cli max of the commencement season. It was a large assembly which gath ered in the old college church to hear the commencement address by Profes sor Oscar I.i. Shewmake, of William and Mary College. It was ideal In every particular, clear, practical, and possessing a subtle force. It was just the address that was best suited to the occasion. Then came the pre sentation of prizes and the conferring of degreeB. The Halsey trophy for debate went to the Unions, with Messrs. F. T. McFaden, Jr., and W. S. Evans as the representatives. It was most fitting that -Rev. Dr. F. T. McFaden, of Richmond, Va., should make the formal presentation of this prize. The George W. Bagby prize for the best essay on some topic of Virginia history went to Mr. W. C. Morris, Darlington Heights, Va. The Freshman-Sophomore Magazino medal was won by Mr. B. S. Morgan, Jr., of Charleston, W. Va., while the poetry prize went to Mr. J. W. Ben jamin. of Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Scholarships were awarded as follows: Tlio H. H. Houston Scholarship to Mr. B. M. Peebles, of the Freshman class; the George E. Tuckett Scholar ship to Mr. M. H. Bittenger, of the Sophomore class; the B. C. Bomlu rant Scholarship to Mr. M. I. Wil liams, of the Junior class; the S. P. Lees Ministerial Scholarship to Mr. H. Li. Reeves, of the Freshman class; and the Percy Echols Memorial Min isterial Scholarship to Mr. Abner Rob ertson, of the Junior class. There were sixteen members of the graduat ing class, all of whom received their diplomas. The following honorary degrees were conferred: Doctor Di vinity ? Rev. R. C. Gilmore, of the First Presbyterian church, Fredericks burg. Va.; Rev. Walter Q. Ilullihan, of Trinity Episcopal church, Staun ton, Va.; Rev. C. L. King, of Grace Covenant Presbyterian church, Rich mond, Va.; Rev. L. H. Paul, of the First Presbyterian church, Clifton Forge, Va.; Rev. J. M. Robeson, St. Paul's Episcopal church, Lynchburg, Va.; Rev. E. W. Simpson, of the Northern Presbyterian Mission, India. Litt. D. ? Hen. Rosewell Page, of Han over County, Va. LL. D. ? Professor T. P. Campbell, dean of the General Faculty, Virginia Polytechnic Insti tute, Blacksburg, Va.; Professor W. H. Whiting, Jr., of the Department of Latin in Hampden-Sidney College. The session has been one of great progress. Even greater things are to come. At this date there are more than twice as many new students signed up as there were at this time last year. One notable thing about the outgoing class Is that more than one-third of them will go Immediate ly to the seminary next fall. The next session opens September 13th. Winchester: Rev. S. W,. Moore, of Blcefield, W. Va., has received a unanimous call from the Loudoun Street church. Timber Ridge: Special services have been carried on in this neigh borhood for several weeks in the A. R. P. church. Our own people also were richly blessed by the tine Scrip tural preaching of Rev. T. H. McDill, of Little Rock, and of our own Rev. O. M. Anderson, of Lexington Pres bytery. We rejoiced to receive into our membership eighteen upon pro fession of faith and five by certifi cate. The sacrament of baptism also was administered to six infants and to seven adults. The pastor's family has Just lately moved to this place from Crystal Springs, Miss. The la dies of the church received them most kindly, welcoming them to a spick and span manse, with flowers In va rious rooms, a nice supper on the table, and the pantry crowded with good things. The well-filled chicken house also testifies to the kindness of these true Virginians, whose loving thoughtfulness seems unending. Amelia: On Sunday morning, June 11th, the session of this church re ceived four members representing three generations of one family. First, the aged parentB by a restate ment of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, a daughter by letter from the Methodist church, and third, a fine little grandson, a child of the covenant, on profession of faith. Proponed Woman'* College: The Synod of Virginia, at Its last meet ing, appointed a committee of sixteen on General Educational Work of the Synod. It Is made up of one minis ter and one elder from each of the eight Presbyteries. Among the im portant matters referred to this com* mittee was the question of the loca tion of a college for women of the "A" class according to the classifica tion of the Bureau of Education of the United States. An oflicial offer of Mary Baldwin Seminary for this pur pose was considered during the Sy nod's session at Petersburg, and un official verbal propositions of a simi lar sort from other quarters were also discussed. All these propositions were referred to this committee, and it was instructed to inspect and in vestigate such sites for the proposed institution as seemed worthy of con sideration, and to make a thorough and detailed report to the next meet ing of Synod. The committee met recently, and, after full consideration, a sub-committee, consisting of Rev. Henry Wade DuRose, D. D., of Dan ville; Rev. B. P. Wilson, D. !>., of Harrisonburg, and Professor E. F. Shannon, of Washington and Lee Uni versity. Lexington, was appointed to make full investigation of all offers already made, or to be made, for the location of this college, and to re port back to the full committee at a future meeting, to be called by the convener. ALABAMA. Mobile Presbytery met in adjourned session in Government Street church June 8th. Rev. Alexander Sifton was transferred to Atlanta Presbytery, where he has assumed the pastorate of Bethany church near Covington Ga. Rev. J. W. Roseborough, Jr., of Marianna, Fla., was to have been re ceived from Florida Presbytery, but sent a telegram stating that he was just recovering from influenza. Mr. Henry V. Lofquist, a licentiate of East Hanover Presbytery, and Mr. George P. Johnson, a candidate of Louisville Presbytery, were received, examined and ordained to the full work of the ministry as evangelists. The ordina tion prayer was offered by Rev. D. A. Planck, D. D. The number of ministers in Mobile Presbytery has doubled in the last five years. James W. Marshall, S. C. Mobile: Children's Day was ob served in the Government Street Presbyterian church with appropriate exercises. The attendance was 600 (and that despite an all-day rain), while the offering was $1,400. Riwt Alabama Presbytery met in Montgomery on June 5th. Rev. W. Bruce Doyle was received into the Presbytery and a commission appoint ed to install him as pastor of the Opellka church as follows: Rev. A. F. Laird to preside and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. K. L. Whittington to charge the pastor; Rev. R. Miles to charge the con gregation. and Elder E. A. Coley. The commission was granted permission to invite the Rev. E. B. Dobinson to preach the sermon. The pastoral relaations between the Rev. F. A. Bosch and t-hd Union Springs church were dissolved, and Mr. Bosch was dismissed to Transylvania Presbytery. Mr. James M. Glans, a member of the Greenville church, was received un der the care of Presbytery as candi date for the ministry. He will enter Davidson College in the fall. Evan gelistic services will be held in the following churches of the Presbytery by the following ministers during the months of June and July: Woods church, by Rev. C. H. Rogers; Alex ander City, by Rev. Robert Bell, D. D.; Woodlawn church, by Rev. J. D. McPhail; Pea River church, by Rev. William Duncan; Calabee, Westmin ster and Immanuel churches, by Rev. E. L. Wilson. W. S. Patterson, Temporary Clerk. Mobile: Dr. Dunbar H. Ogden, pas tor of the Government Street Pres byterian church, has started on an extensive tour of Europe, Asia and Africa. Accompanying him from Mo bile are Mrs. Grover Taylor and Miss Wesley Blacksher, both religious workers in the Young People's De partment of the church. This party, with other tourists, compose the mem bers of the intercollegiate Near East tour, which will cover a period of three months. The annual Daily Vacation Bibla School of this church opened June 15th, with an enrollment of ninety eight, which will probably go far over tlio one hundred mark. Sessions will be held Trom 9:30 till 12 each school day till July 15th. The course in cludes Bible stories, memory work. Kinging, health and habit talks, sew ing, basket-making, and other hand work for girls, with mutual training for boys. About twenty-five teachers are in charge of the work. Mrs. A. S. Denny. Aliceville: The Sabbath school on June 14th went over the top in at tendance. The Children's Day pro gram, Sunrise Land, was carried out. The committee worked very faithful ly to make that day a great success in carrying out the program as got ten up by the Foreign Missionary Committee. The offering amounted to $21. APPAI^ACHIA. Abingdon Presbytery, at an ad journed meeting held in Wytheville, Va? June 15th, examined and licensed Mr. Henry Guthrie Allen, and ap pointed the following commission to ordain and Install him at the Anchor of-Hope church. Max Meadows, Va., on the first Sunday in" July: Rev. Messrs. George H. Gilmer, W. N. Me bane, W. B. Gold, and Ruling Elder James M. Graham, of the Galena church. Mr. Allen will serve the Ga lena church as stated supply, and will preach at the Girls' Industrial School, Foster Falls, Va. Rev. C. M. Chumbley was received from the Presbytery of Athens, and the following commission appointed to install him at the Saltville, Rich Valley and Chatham Hill churches on Saturday night and Sunday morning and afternoon of the third Sunday in July: Rev. Messrs. G. A. Wilson, Jr.. George H. Gilmer, J. E. Guthrie, and Ruling Elders J. W. Wfrlker, T. ~W. Buchanan, T. B. Porterfield and J. M. McCarty. Mr. Chumbley will serve the North Holston church as stated supply. Thompson Valley and Liberty Hill churches, Tazewell County, Va., have called Rev. G. W. Nickell, of Clover, S. C. Mr. Nickell was formerly pas tor of the Glade Spring church, and is highly esteemed throughout the Presbytery ? Abingdon ? both as a preacher and presbyter. GEORGIA. Macon: The East Macon church, Rev. Carl Barth pastor, began spe cial evangelistic services June 11th, under the leadership of Rev. John Golf, Presbyterial evangelist, and re port at this writing very encouraging results. Tatenall Square church is still seeking a successor to the Rev. M. F. Daniels, who resigned In February to become evangelist of Mecklenbur? Presbytery, and expects very soon to jreport that the right man has been found. Rev. John Goff, evangelist of Ma con Presbytery, reported at a recent meeting of the Home Missions Com mittee most of the churches supplied with ministers and new congregation* forming at Shellman, Preston "Richland, with material on th?