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(Continued from page 9) still more to unite with us. God has blessed His people and we pray for His continued blessing. Cor. Spies: It was my privilege to as sist Rev. W. L. Wilson, September llth-17th, in a meeting in the little church recently organized at Spies, with only seven charter members. The night congregations were large and attentive. Four were received by let ter and one on statement from the Baptist church, making a present membership of twelve. This little band deserves great credit for the handsome and convenient modern house of worship already erected and used for the meeting. There are re cesses for four Sabbath school class rooms, so placed as to make part of the main auditorium when occasion arises. Though the seats were only planks, without support for the back, the large attendance testified to the earnest desire of these people to hear the gospel. A liberal check sent Rev. W. L. Wilson toward the pew fund would make an investment returning the best of dividends. Mr. Wilson has been quietly doing a remarkable work in this group, having in addi tion to Spies organized a church at Eagle Springs, with forty-two mem bers at present, and another at Pine hurst, where there is a splendid nu cleus already, comprising a large part of the working force of that famous resort. Jonas Barclay. OKLAHOMA. Durnnt, First Church: Activity is found on all sides as the fall work opens up hi this church. Attendance at all services has been unusually good all summer. The pastor, Rev. D. B. Gregory, recently preached a special sermon to the Masons and the young men of the DeMolay, a junior organization of Masons, on their cel ebration of Education Sunday. They attended in a body, occupying the middle block of pews, which, together with the new student body of Okla homa Presbyterian College and the large congregation of members and friends of Masons, filled the audito rium and gallery. Two receptions have been given to the students of the college, which were very attrac tive and largely attended. A success ful banquet for the men has just been held. An attendance of BOO at Sunday school on Rally Day is ex pected. An organ recital and eacred song service by members of the col lege faculty on a recent Sunday even ing also filled the church to over flowing. ? East Side Church: This church is rejoicing over the prospect of soon having with them again Dev. A. R. Craig, who was with them last year as supply during the summer. Hav ing finished at Union Seminary, he comes now to take up the work, and will receive a warm welcome. He will find the work in fine condition, due to the splendid efforts of Mr. D. L. Bealrd, of Union Seminary, who has been the supply this summer. ? Oklahoma Presbyterian College: This institution has had a splendid opening, which brings rejoicing to all the friends here and throughout the Church. Dr. Morrison is again in charge, and after a vigorous canvass and advertising campaign this summer finds a larger enrollment at the open ing than for several years. This has been done in spite of the financial stringency here and keen competition from other schools. The faculty Is excellent, and the student body one bf great promise, and from a moro widely scattered area than formerly, representing several States. The most acute problem is the lack of money to furnish about fifteen rooms in the new dormitory for the students who are still coming in. This school should have the prayers and liberal financial support at once of all our people. SOUTH CAROLINA. Synod will meet on October 3d in the Chester church, of which Rev. Dr. Flournoy Shepperson is pastor. The Moderator, Rev. W. H. Hudson, hav ing returned to China, has asked Rev. Dr. J. B. Green, of Columbia Semi nary, to preach the opening sermon. Bethel Presbytery will meet at 10 A. M. Tuesday, October 17, in Wood lawn church, Sharon, S. C. F. H. Wardlaw, S. C. Charleston l*resbytery met Septem ber 25, 1022, in the Westminster ehurch, Charleston, and dissolved the pastoral relations between the Rev. J. E. Coker and the Knox chgurch, and dismissed him to North Alabama pres bytery. He has accepted the call of the Second church, Anniston, Ala. Columbia, First: With solemn cere money six new elders and nine new deacons were inducted into office at the First Presbyterian church yester day morning. Of these all but one were ordained, and installed and F. B. Shackelford, who had previously been a deacon in the Presbyterian church at Georgetown, was only in stalled. The new elders: H. T. Bay lis, C. H. Baldwin, A. C. Squier, T. Hall Dick, Wyatt A. Taylor and W. D. Melton. The new deacons: Lee A. Lorick, Smith Harrison, F. B. Shack elford, Dr. N. B. Edgerton, Dr. T. C. Lucas, J. B. Scott, J. E. Belser, B. L. Parkinson and James S. Verner. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Jno. M. Wells, D. D., president of Colum bia Theological Seminary. He also read the duties of the respective of fices. The Rev. R. A. Lapsley, pastor tff this church, asked the ordination questions and charged the new officers and the congregation. ? The State. Columbia Theological Seminary : The opening exercises of Columbia Seminary were held on Wednesday, September 20th. The matriculation of students took place in the chapel at 5 P. M. The public exercises con nected with the opening were held in the First Presbyterian church at 8:30 P. M. After brief words of greeting from Rev. R. A. Lapsley, Jr., and President John M. Wells, the ad dress of the evening was -delivered by Dr. Melton Clark, Professor of English Bible. It was an able ad dress on the subject, "Responsibili ties Which the Past Imposes Upon the Present." Twenty-five members of the Junior class are already on the ground, and others are yet to come. The attendance this year will be well over seventy, which is the largest attendance in the history of the seminary. The repairs on the dormitories make them very comfort able. The new dining lrall, made necessary by the practical doubling of the student body in three years, is completed. Both the dormitories are full, and the temporary dormi tory, leased for the overflow, is near ly full. All the professors are on hand, and we are grateful to be abl<a to say, in full health and strength. The spirit of the student body is ex cellent, and the new class promises to be a very fine one. TEXAS. Waco: The Mexican church of Waco celebrated Its fourth anniver sary with a special program on Sun day. Rer. O. A. Walls, Sunday-school evangelist among the Mexicans in Texas, Kpoke on "Sunday-school Es scntials." Mr. Maldonado, the only elder of the church, read a good paper on "Faithfulness in the Discharge of Our Duty." Rev. A. B. Carrero, who has come to join our forces in the Advance Field, did the preaching. The children's part of the program was in charge of Mrs. Marroquin, the wom an worker of the church. Mrs. Marro quin has been doing excellent work. Tlio eight or nine members received within the last two months were won largely by her activity. A number of out-of-town members and friends were present and the younger people took part on the program. Some of the elders and several of the prominent members of the First church were also present. A new and much better hall has been rented, and by the help ot friends, furnished more completely. A Mission House has been established that will enable us to do a greater work this winter. W. S. S. EI Paso: On September 17 th the Manhattan church, of this city, ex tended a unanimous call to the Rev. James V. Johnson, of Arkadelphia, Ark., to become pastor of that church. Ho has accepted the call and will come here the last of October, after the fall meetin gof Ouachita Presby tery, which meets in Arkadelphia. PERSONAL.. Rov. 1). W. Richardson and family and Miss Orene Mcllwaine and others of their party who recently sailed for Japan and China, according to letters received, have reached Japan safely. _ Rov. Ij. IS. McCord, pastor of the church at Manning, S. C., was married on September 19th to Miss Mary Har relson. SEPTEMBER The Fall Home-Making Mont How different homes are! And how easily they may be transformed, ? merely by the changing of Furnishings! What wonders may be wrought with an added Rug, a soft Pillow, or two, for the Davenport, a new set of Draperies or an extra piece of Furniture which will add to one's comfort and convenience. Home Furnishings Sections at Miller & Rhoads are rich with suggestions for adding the little touches that make the word "house" mean HOME, and with more favorable prices. 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