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(Continued from page 9) committee felt our selvices were most needed, and a large part ot our work has been in our weaker fields. We have held twenty-one meetings, rang ing from eight to fifteen days. Ser vices held in these meetings, 362. In addition to these, the following spe cial services were held: For young people, 11; in schools and colleges, 8; in mills, 7; for men, 3; in other churches, 14. Total services held, 4 05. Some visible results: Added on profession, 662; added by letter, 136; reconsecrations. 4,4 00; loyalty pledged (for some definite service), 2,283. Of the above loyalty pledges we find the following: For life service ? ministry and missions, 89; family altars, 723; for giving the tithe, 718. Columbia Theological Seminary : Students of the Seminary have formed a Personal Workers' Band, who are not only to study the theory and the principles of soul winning, but who are actually at work in this profound ly important service. Under the lead ership of Mr. Thomas Bryan, a mem ber of the Junior class, members of the student body have thoroughly can vassed twenty blocks immediately in the vicinity of the Seminary. Infor mation was secured and recorded as to the number not in Sunday school, the number in Sunday school, the number who were Christians and tho number of non-Christians. The im mediate outcome of this work will be a mission church service held each Sunday afternoon in the chapel of the Seminary. The Society of Missionary Inquiry held the first meeting of the year with Dr. Hugh R. Murcliison as speak er of the evening. In a most inter esting manner Dr. Murchison told of the accomplishments and aims of this society. It is over ninety years old, and has had connected with it some of the greatest characters in mission ary history, among them Dr. Leighton Wilson, known and loved so long in his great work in Africa. In the so ciety at present there are twenty-two Student Volunteers, and the interest in the missionary program of the whole Church is deeper than it has been since the early days of the Sem inary. Dr. J. M. Wells, our beloved presi dent, has returned from an important trip to the Synods of Georgia and Mississippi. In Mississippi Dr. Wells Invited that Synod to become one of the controlling Synods of this Semi nary. In Georgia the members of Sy nod were high in their commendation of, the work being done here. Dr. Wells was particularly gratified be cause of the warm reception there. Dr. Reed also presented an invita tion to the Synod of Tennessee to become a member of the group of Sy nods controlling the Seminary, and Dr. Clark and Dr. Green represented this institution in meetings of the Sy nods of Alabama and Florida. Su)iini<?rton: Some years ago Miss Annq Custis Burgess, at her death, left a sum of money in trust for it memorial library, a tribute to her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. T. L. Burgess. This has recently been opened and the books are being en Joyed by all. Kasley Church: Rally Day, October 1st, was a day of encouragement and interest in this church. The Sabbath school program was well rendered, and one scholar, Miss Rassie Hinton, received the reward for nine years' attendance without missing a Sabbath. At the close of the program, without intermission, ten adults were received into the membership of the church, Jfour of them, men, by confession, and from other churches, and one each from the Presbyterian, Lutheran, Wesleyan, Methodist Protestant, and two from the Baptist. Eight chil dren were then presented by their par ents and received the sacrament of baptism, after which the pastor, Rev. Frank D. Hunt, preached a sermon on the subject of "Infant Baptism." On Sunday, the 8th, the Lord's Sup per was administered to the largest body of communicants at any time since the beginning of the present pas torate. The Sunday school and the Woman's Auxiliary are both doing good work, and for all of His good ness and mercy we thank God and take courage. TENNESSEE. George White Memorial: Beginning with Sabbath evening, October 1st, evening services were conducted throughout the week. The pastor, Rev. M. S. Kennedy, was assisted in two services by neighboring ministers, when, about mid-week, Rev. James W. Jackson, of Lynnville, came to his as sistance and preached very acceptably to good congregations. The meeting closed Sabbath evening, October 8th, with four additions on profession. On the last afternoon and evening of tho meeting a Christian Endeavor Society was organized with very encouraging prospects. With preaching every sec ond and fourth Sabbath afternoons, sandwiched between a good Sabbath school in the mornings and this new ly organized Young People's Society to meet every Sabbath evening, this church takes on new signs of growth and development. TEXAS. Synod of Texas met with the First church, Marlin, October 10th, and was opened with a sermon by the re tiring Moderator, Dr. Thomas W. Cur rie, the subject being "The Kingdom of God Is Within You." Dr. Henry C. Evans was elected Moderator. Dr. J. D. Leslie resigned as Stated Clerk and Treasurer, and Dr. S. J. McMurry was elected to All the unexpired term of two years. This vacated the office of Permanent Clerk. To this office Dt. J. G. Varner was elected for the unexpired term of two years. There was manifest from the very first a very intense and spiritual tone, and enthusiastic interest in all of Sy nod's work. A definite forward vision was characteristic in the conservative progressiveness in the plans of the Synod with reference to all its work, the Presbyterian Progressive' Program receiving attentive consideration in all its parts. Dr. H. H. Sweets was the efficient representative of all the Ex ecutive Committees before the Synod. Dr. Sweets is always heard with de light and profit by the members of this Synod. We had present with us also Mr. R. E. Magill and Dr. Homer McMillan. Dr. McMillan gave us a strong sermon on the Destructive and Constructive Forces, with which we have to deal in the work of the king dom. Mr. Magill made a short ad dress on the work of his committee. In the interest of the Foreign Mis sion Department of the kingdom, we had a very fine presentation of the Foreign Mission work, especially with reference to the work in Chosen. All the committees of Synod have a broad vision forward, and are lead ing out for larger and more efficient work in this part of the Lord's Church, especially in Stewardship, Education and Home Missions. Home Missions is easily the most important work 'for this section. Synod gladly endorsed the great work the good women of the Synod are undertaking to do, the creation of a Mexican Girls' School, and most warmly pleads for all encouragement, as well also for that part of this great work which Mrs. Wlnsborough has undertaken to provide outside of the Synod of Texas. Since being elected Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Dr. J. D. Les lie finds it necessary to give his whole time to that work, and therefore re signed the office of Secretary-Treas urer of all Synod's work. He will remain in the office, however, until his successor has qualified in the somewhat rearranged work of that of fice. Rev. Brooks I. Dickey was elect ed to the larger part of that office work undor the title of Synod's Su perintendent of Home Missions. For the present let all church treasurers send in their benevolences promptly to Dr. J. D. Leslie, 903 Kirby Build ing, Dallas, Tex. The resignations of Dr. Leslie, bo as Stated Clerk of the Synod and as Secretary-Treasurer of Synod's Cause?, constitutes a distinct loss to the By nod, and leaves offices that will be hard to fill with the efficiency that has uniformly characterized the work of Dr. Leslie. The call of the whole Church, through its General Assembly, is perhaps a superior claim, and part ly satisfies the Synod to be reconciled to his resignations. The serious illness of Drs. John V. McCall, William M. Anderson and E. H. Lyle drew intensely on the sympa thies of the Synod. Messages were sent to each of these brethren, and public prayers were ofTered in their behalf. The educational institutions of the Synod indicated in their reports rec ord-breaking attendance, and a feel ing that the best year's work in their history is current. Austin College has taken steps to discontinue its Pre paratory Department, and by action of Synod Austin College was allowed to transfer its interest in preparatory work to the Schreiner Institute, at Kerrville, Tex. This institution, un der Professor J. J. Delaney as presi dent, is now constructing buildings and expects to be ready to receive students in September, 1923. Daniel Baker College has only a modicum of its Preparatory Department left. In order that the Presbyteries fol lowing the suggestion of the General Assembly to hold their fall meetings after the meeting of Synod, may not be thrown late, the Synod moved its time of meeting for the second Tues day in October to the second Tues day in September. This will allow the Presbyteries all to meet not later than the second Tuesday in October. Some of them had already set their fall meetings this year in November. The next regular meeting will be held in the First Presbyterian church, Dallas, beginning September 11, 1923, 8 P. M. Stonewall J. McMurry, S. C. WEST VIRGINIA. Synod: (Continued from last week:. The following overture to the Gen eral Assembly was adopted: "Since the General Assembly of 1922 took action retaining member ship in the Federal Council of Churches of Christ In America, but declined to make any appropriations for the work of said Council (see Min utes of Assembly, page 34). "The Synod of West Virginia over tures your venerable body to rectify this ill-advised action by making a generous contribution to the Federal Council, and for the following rea sons: "1. This action virtually stultifies our Church by retaining membertTIip in an organisation whose work it re fuses to help support. We should I either withdraw from the Council or do our part in meeting its financial obligations. "2. The action robs our intended protest of all moral force. If we do not support the Council financially we have no right to speak, or speaking have little or no influence. "3. The action places our represen tatives in the Council in a most em barrassing position. We should not subject them to the humiliation of at tending the meeting of the Council so long as the Assembly declines to help meet its expenses. "4. The action of the last Assem bly in this matter we are persuaded was taken without due consideration, is not true to the spirit of our Church and Southland, and does not reflect the mind of any considerable number of our members." Greenbrier Presbytery met in Rich lands church October 10th, and was opened with a sermon by Rev. Dr. J. E. Flow, the retiring Moderator, in continuance of the revival services he was then conducting in that church. Mr. A. M. Hubbard, an elder of the Ronceverte church, was elected Mod erator. Licentiate W. C. Prierson was received from Athens Presbytery and Candidate W. J. Flint from Tygarts Valley. Mr. W. E. Moreau, of Fay etteville church, was received as a candidate. Rev. L. P. Groves was dis missed to Kanawha Presbytery, to be come pastor at South Charleston; Rev. T. W. Clapp to Holston, to teach in mission school at Plumtree, N. C., and Rev. John R. Offleld to Atlanta. Licentiate Frierson and Candidate Flint were ordained as evangelists. Mr. Frierson is doing pioneer work in Greenbrier County at a new coal development, and Mr. Flit is stationed at Scarbro. Rev. J. E. Flow, D. D., was called by Presbytery to evangelis tic work and his pastoral Relation with the Alderson church was dissolved. Commissions were appointed to organ ize churches at Scarbro and at Wood land chapel. The Presbyterial sermon was preached by Rev. F. P. Syden stricker on the "Person and Work of Jesus Christ." Rev. Dr. John I. Arm strong was appointed to preach at the next meeting on "Satan and His Work." Rev. Hermon Jones spoke on the Educational Campaign, and the committee in charge of the campaign was authorized to revisit the churches, if necessary, to complete their work. The following Executive Committee on Men's Work was appointed: J. T. Bumgardner, President; S. N. Hench, Vice-President; Herbert Erwin, Secre tary; j. w. Baxter, Treasurer; Jasper Matthews, W. L. Tabscott, G. A. Jor don, A. A. Campbell, T. S. McNeill. The General Assembly was over tured to place the Lord's Day Alliance on the Benevolence Budget for one half of one per cent., and the churches were requested to send this amount from their benevolences to the Alli ance. The next meeting will be in Ronce m verte. Richlands Church: This church is located a few miles from Lewlsburg, and has recently en}oyed a delightful and fruitful series of revival services. Rev. J. E. Flow, D. D., the new evan gelist for Greenbrier Presbytery, con ducted the services as the beginning of his new work. The church Is now without a pastor, but Rev. F. W. Phil Ups, a former pastor, returned and assited Dr. Flow during the two weeks. Dr. Flow is a gifted evan gelist; his sermons are not only very earnest and well delivered, but are ver? Instructive, the church members as well as the unconverted being greatly edified. There were eleven professions of faith, six of them be ing adults.