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The Presbyterian of the South
PublUhed weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc. REV. WM. 8. CAMPBELL. D. D. Richmond, Va. REV. A. A. LITTLE, D. D. Meridian, Misa. Editora Addreaa ? -The Presbyterian of the South, Room 307 Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th and Main 8ta., Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class mutter June 15, 1910, at ths 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 countriea, fifty cents 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. Dlacontlnuancea. ? We find that a larpe majority of our subscribers prefer not to have their subscrip tions interrupted and their files broken in case they fail to remit before eipiration. It is therefore asaumed, unless notification to discontinue is re ceived that the subscriber wishes no interruption in hia series. _ Notification to discontinue ran be sent in at any time during the year, provided all arrearage ia paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself? don't ask the postmaster to ao it. Change of Address. ? Give the old as well as the new address, and full address in all correspondence. Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "The Preebyterian of the South." Obituaries. ? Notices ol death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituary notices and resolutions of respect of Sessions. Societies, etc., are charged for st the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondents should see that all names are written distinctly. VIRGINIA. Union Theological Seminary has be gun the new session with the largest attendance in its history. The en rollment to date is 116, representing nineteen States and five foreign coun tries. Nothing like this has ever been known in our Church before. It seems to indicate a permanent turn of the tide in the matter of the sup ply of candidates for the ministry. Our people will be thankful to hear this good news from our leading sem inary. The unprecedented attendance taxes the capacity of the seminary build ings, and It looks like it would be necessary soon to add to the accom modations, especially In the way of dormitory space. All the professors and students have begun the year's work in good health, there is an excellent tone in the institution, the lrappy fellowship for which it is famous is much in evidence, and there is every promise of a prosperous session. Assembly's Training School opened last Wednesday with informal exer cises and a brief address by the pres ident, Rev. Dr. P. T. McFaden. There are already 106 students enrolled with a number of others yet to come. In a few days the school will be filled to its utmost capacity. The Corre spondence Department of the school has 350 students enrolled. The new buildings are progressing finely, and It Is confidently expected that they will be ready for next session. Richmond: On last Sunday Rev. Dr. William S. Campbell completed his tenth year as pastor of the Gran ite congregation. He took charge of the work there when It was only a small mission Sunday school. In 1 9 1 the church was organized with seven members received by letter and three on profession of faith. The member ship Is now thirty-nine, two being re ceived last Sunday, one on profession and one by letter. The Sunday school has an enrollment of fifty-five, and the church has two Christian Enden vor Societies. Dr. Campbell preached a sermon from 1 Sam. 7:12: "Sam uel . . . called the name of It Ebene zer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us," in which hre reviewed the history and the work of the church. Speaking for the congregation, Mr. L. 8. Cottrell, a member of the church, expressed Its appreciation of Dr. Campbell's work, and presented him with a token of affection from the church and community. Htiwnfon: Former President Wood row Wilson has presented to the con gregation of the First Presbyterian church a handsome tablet of bronze in honor of and perpetuating the memory of his father, Dr. Joseph R. Wilson, who served this church as pastor some years ago. It was dur ing Dr. Wilson's pastorate here that Woodrow Wilson was born in the manse at Frederick and Coalter Streets, now a shrine for patriotic Americans. The tablet is simple, and yet hand some in design. It was designed by a prominent Philadelphia architect, at whose suggestion, it is said, the for mer President decided to make the gift. The tablet bears this inscription: "In memory of Joseph It. Wilson, who was pastor of this church 1865 1857. In all his work and intercourse with his people there shone the sin gular genius of a man who served God with an ardent devotion and drew his fellowmen toward himself by genial and lovable gifts of every kind, which attested his kinship to the Divine Master whom he served." The session of the First church, since the arrival of the Wilson tab let, has placed an order for a bronze plate, which will serve as an explana tion of the larger tablet. The inscription to appear on this plate will read very much as follows: "The tablet above was presented to the congregation of the First Pres byterian church by a son of Dr. Jo seph R. Wilson, the Honorable Wood row Wilson, former President of the United States. "This plate is intended, not merely to express our appreciation of the generous gift of Woodrow Wilson, but also our admiration for him as a man and as a public servant." As soon as the plate arrives from Philadelphia, both will be affixed to one of the walls of the church near the pulpit, and appropriate exercises will be held at the time of the for mal presentation of the ex-President's gift. ? Richmond Times-Dispatch. Martinsville: At a congregational meeting of the Anderson Memorial church, September 17th, the follow ing men were elected to the office of deacons: Messrs. W. L. Penn, C. 8. Turner, H. O. Moore and Dr. John A. Shackelford. These new deacons will be ordained and installed at a date in the near future. Another congre gational meeting was hreld on Sep tember 24th to take up the matter of improving the church property. The church having purchased a'large resi dence next to Its building which is meeting very satisfactorily the needs of the Sunday school, the congrega tion decided that it would be wise at present Just to raise sufficient money to put the church and Sunday school in pood condition, and estimated that $2,000 would do the work, and this amount was pledged at once by indi vidual members before the congrega tion was dismissed with the exception of a few dollars. There are many evidences of renewed life In the church, and the pastor and members are looking forward to a successful winter season. Mr. Eberly, of the Vnlon Theological Seminary, has Just closed a very good work for the sum mer months at Fiedale, and Is return ing to Richmond to take up Iris studies In the seminary. ALABAMA. Ilcwwiiicr: We have Just returned from ReHsemer, Ala., where we con ducted *a revival meeting for Rev. Wm. Lee in Good Hope church. We preached twice each day to large con gregations. Thn power of the Hoi;; Spirit whs manifest throughout. Th*?r? wore fourteen conversions. I'art of these united with our church. We also received one by letter. There were quite a large number who prom ised to reconsecrate themselves to the work of the Master. The singing was fine. The people like to sing in that community. Rev. Wm. Lee is doing a good work there. Thus may the good work go on. I. C. H. Champney. Marion: Our church is beginning the fall session with bright prospects. Our pastor, Rev. W. B. Clemmons, is back in his pulpit after spending his vacation at Montreat and holding a series of evangelistic services at Pine Hill. While he was away he preached for a former congregation in Colum bus, Ga. Hon. S. F. Hobbs, of Selma, one of the Superior Court judges, filled the pulpit on the 10th of Sep tember and gave an eloquent and ear nest plea for better training of the young people in the home. Mr. Ar thur T. Elsberry, one of the young men of the church, has been taken under care of the Presbytery of Tus caloosa and has entered Columbia Seminary to prepare for the ministry. APPAIiACHIA. . Abingdon, Va.: On last Sunday five additional deacons were ordained and installed in this church, namely, Messrs. A. F. Smeltzer, G. A. Pruner, R. S. Warren, F. B. McConnell, and James B. Vance. All of these are men in the prime of life, and the church is confidently expecting valuable ser vices from them. We are making plans for an evangelistic campaign, beginning October 15th, at which time Rev. J. McD. Lacy, one of the Assembly's evangelists, will come to us for two weeks. Mr. Lacy has held sev eral very fruitful meetings in Abing don presbytery during the past sum mer. Stonewall Jackson College, lo cated here, has opened with the largest number of boarding students in its history, and with a fine faculty In charge of the several departments. Dr. F. W. Alexander, president, is now greatly improved after a pro tracted illness. At a called meeting, held in this church on September 26, Mr. Ben Reed, a member of the Rock Spring church, and a student at Union Seminary, Richmond, Va., was received under the care of Abingdon Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. Knoxville, Twin.: Quite an impres sive service marked the laying of the cornerstone of the Little Brick church in this city on Sunday afternoon, September 24th. The service was conducted by Rev. Samuel M. Glas gow, D. D., and Rev. Cecil H. Lang, pastors of the church. The Little Brick church is the direct result of the missionary zeal and activity of the Brotherhood of the First church, with the constant encouragement and counsel of its pastor. Dr. Glasgow. Before the Brotherhood was a year old It had established the Little Grex Mission in Park City, Knoxville, in which its members conducted regular Sunday school, midweek and Sunday night services during the summer of 1921. In October, 1921, the Wash ington Avenue Mission was estab lished and Rev. Cecil H. Lang was called as mission pastor. In January, 1922, it was decided to erect an ade quate building in which a church or ganization could be effected, combin ing the two missions and giving an opportunity for colonizing the mem bership of the First church residing In the Park City section of the city. Funds for this purpose were raised in June, the contract let in August, and occupancy of the building Is promised by December 1st. The Lit tle Brick church, when completed, wUl cost some 130,000. It has a large and well ventilated basement. The auditorium will seat 300. Provision has been made in the original plan for the addition of a Sunday school building. The church's motto la "Servinj In His Name," and It hope fully looks forward to a useful field of service in this growing city of East Tennessee. FLORIDA. St. John's Presbytery will meet at Clearwater, Fla., on Tuesday, Octo ber 31st, at 7:30 P. M. J. H. Davis, S. C. Florida Synod will meet at St. Pe tersburg, Tuesday, October 10th, 7:30 P. M. GEORGIA. Homer: A meeting of more than usual interest has just closed at the following colored Presbyterian churches: Mt. Zion, Sardls, Mt. Olive. The pastor conducted the sing ing and preached some of the ser mons, assisted by Rev. J. H. M. Boyce, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who did most of the preaching. There were twenty five added to the churches, as fol lows: Mt. Zion, 9; Sardls, 9; Mt. Olive, 7. During the series of meet ings one girl came before the con gregation and recited perfectly at one sitting the Child's Catechism. We had a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the churches were revived, and we are on working basis. We have sent four girls from here to Stillman Institute, and three young men, two of whom are to preach the gospel Christ. G. W. Gideon. KENTUCKY. West Lexington Presbytery met at Wilmore September 12th, with a ser mon by retiring Moderator, Rev. S. B. Lander. Moderator: Rev. J. J. Martin. Received: Rev. L. R. Simpson from Kanawha Presbytery; Rev. H. J. Scott from Abingdon Presbytery. Dismissed: Rev. J. T. Davis to Transylvania Presbytery; Rev. C. E. Paxson to St. Louis Presbytery. Men's Work: A committee was ap pointed. Presbyterial Sermon: Dr. D. C. Lilly. An address was made by Rev. H. D. McCallie, missionary to Korea. Next Stated Meeting: Wilmore. S. M. Logan, S. C. LOUISIANA. Good Hope: As an outcome of the work of the Sunday School Secretary and of the Evangelist of New Orleans Presbytery, Mr. Gerald Harris and Rev. A. H. Sargent, a church was or ganized at Good Hope, La., on Sep tember 20th, with twenty-two mem bers, having two ruling elders and two deacons, and with srood prospects for further growth. The community is about twenty-five miles northwest of New Orleans, and is the thriving and substantial seat of a great oil refining industry. With its neighbor ing new church at Destrehan, and an other church likely to be organized at Norco, a few miles further west, it Is thought that a good field can bo made, able, to support a young man comfortably. Hestrehan: About the middle of August a church was organized in this thriving industrial community, eighteen miles out from New Orleans, on the Valley Road. Nineteen mem bers were enrolled at the organiza tion. Two ruling elders and three deacons were elected. The congrega tion at once took steps looking to wards a regular supplyship. The work is the outcome of the efforts of Mr.