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and Junior Societies. Also a class in training for Sunday school teachers has been organized. GEORGIA. Pine Grove: Work began November 13th on the new Pine Grove church building, and is moving forward rapid ly. It is hoped to .have it ready for worship in a month. There were six ty-six at Sunday school last Sunday, the large part of them daily Bible readers. Gum Creek: The newly plastered walls of the Gum Creek church echoed to songs of praise on November 12th; as this is the final touch to the new church building at that place, wliereol the congregation is thankful. KENTUCKY. Phelps: The campaign for $1,000, 000 for our Kentucky schools was conducted recently in Phelps and vi cinity, strictly a country community. Here is located the Matthew T. Scott, Jr.. Academy, one of our mountain schools and a beneficiary of the cam paign. We were privileged to have Mr. L. R. Latham with us Our peo ple responded nobly. The amount pledged is $8,527, and a little more is expected. Of this amount the school raised $476, which represents small amounts from practically all the chil dren. All goes to the general fund, no designations. This was the big thing in the lives of these people. Not one Presbyterian family turned us down. Others than Presbyterians cheerfully pledged. All this in the face of the recent indus trial struggles which worked hardships in many families. This Is the tribute our people paid to the work of the school and to the church that has made the school possible. Alfred Erickson. ' MISSISSIPPI. McComb: At a congregational meet ing at the J. J. White Memorial church, on Sunday, November 5th, moderated by Rev. J. P. Eddins, evan gelist of Presbytery, the congregation voted heartily and unanimously to call Rev. E. D. Holloway, now at Hlggins ville, Mo., to become their pastor. Mr. Holloway writes that he will accept the call, and hopes, if the way is clear, to begin the work about the first of the year. NORTH CAROLINA. Gafltonia, West Avenue: The Wom an's Auxiliary of this church was suc cessful in their attempt during "Church Paper" Week, November 5th 12th, to put the Church paper in every home in the church. This church now has the distinction of hav ing a Clrurch paper and the "Mission ary Survey" in every home and a Christian Endeavor paper in every Christian Endeavor home. More than 100 Christian Endeavorers are en rolled in four societies. Rev. Roswell C. Long is pastor of this church. SOUTH CAROLINA. Charleston: Rev. J. W. Hickman has Just completed Ms first year as pastor of the Second church in this city. Eighty-four new members have been received into the church. Many Improvements have been made In the church building. This congregation ia preparing for the coming of Rev. Dr. R. A. Torrey, who will conduct a union evangelistic campaign here, beginning January 7th. Special meetings are be ing conducted by the pastor for the training of personal workers for that campaign. Columbia: The First church has re ceived one new member on profession and ten by letter. Greenville: Rev. R. A. Lapsley, Jr., pastor of the First church, Columbia, is conducting a meeting in the Third church of this city, of which Rev. J. G. Walker is pastor. Greenwood: Rev. J. A. McLean be gan his pastorate here on November 5th. He came here from Morganton, N. C. TEXAS. San Antonio, Westminster Church: Revival services were begun in this church on October 29th and contin ued two weeks. The pastor, Rev. J. Leigliton Green, was assisted by Rev. H. W. Burwel, D. D., one of the Sy nodical evangelists. Dr. Burwell preached twice a day for the entire time, and his services were of the highest order. The morning services were Bible readings, and all who had the pleasure of attending these ser vices had begotten in them a greater love for the old Book. The church was greatly revived and there were ten accessions to the church by pro fession of faith. We wish to recom mend Dr. Burwell to the churches of was made chairman of Presbytery's Home Mission Committee and Rev. P. B. Hill was added to that committee. Rev. H. E. Beseda was given leave to labor outside of the bounds of the Presbytery until the stated spring ses sion. J. Leighton Green, S. C. Ootulla: Having been tolled away from his home on the late afternoon of November 14th, Rev. H. W. Ham ilton and family returned to find that their home had been visited and a large supply of good things piled up in the kitchen with a card announc ing that this was a token of the love and appreciation of the congregation at the beginning of their pastor's four teenth year here. No pastor ever had a more loyal or more patient or mora kind people than these; and this pas tor thanks them and God and takes courage in the beginning of his four teenth year with the hope and prayer that he may some day become worthy of their love and kindness. Gainesville: With only a week's The Outrage of the Ages The latest cablegrams from Con stantinople and other Near East points show that the Turks have not Improved in character in the least. The new government under Kemal has ordered the American Near East Relief workers to move all of the orphans, old women and old men, whom they are taking care of, out of Turkey at once. In some cases only ten days are allowed for the work. In others it is said that it must be done "immediately." The government announces that if this is not done it will make such dis position of these dependents as It sees fit. This means of course that they will be deported into the in terior, as these orphans with their fathers and mothers were during the war. And this means that thous ands of these will die on the march, as their parents did. During the progress of the war the Turks gave as their excuse that military necessities required the de portations of the Christians. Of course no one believed that state ment. Now they are not even mak ing an excuse. Evidently they are determined to free their land of all Christians, even the babies left or phans through their cruelties. The helpless and dependent Chris tians can be of no disadvantage to Turkey. They are supported and cared for entirely by the gifts of the American people. But under the orders of Kemal the relief workers are at great inconvenience and tre mendous expense, and at the cost of much suffering, moving their wards across into Greece. The gov ernment of that country is giving great assistance in providing for their coming. The wonder is how long will the so-called Christian governments stand by and see these barbarous and bloody persecutions continued, without even making a protest. Any one of the powers, by taking a firm stand, could have put a stop to this outrage against humanity long ago. These governments remind one of a wild animal making an attack upon helpless children, when a number of strong men are standing by. Instead of going to the defense of the children, they stand discuss ing other matters, and each one is afraid to attack the beast for fear his method of attack will not meet the approval of the others, or that when the others join in the fight he may receive a few bruises or scratches from them as they fight the common enemy. It is passing strange that our gov ernment, which was so ready to aid the oppressed in Cuba and In France, will do absolutely nothing, even to the exerting of Its moral influence, to save the persecuted orphans. Let the people of this country speak out. Texas. He is a gifted preacher and a student of the Bible, who brings to your mind and heart many great and beautiful truths. We especially liked him because he preaches tho old gospel and has no desire to mod' ernize it to suit the present day new thought. Dr. Burwell is a pastor's helper and a true evangelist. Western Texas Presbytery met In the First Presbyterian church, San Antonio, Tex., November 6th. The pastoral relation between Rev. Brooks I. Dickey, D. D., and the Corpus Chrlsti church was dissolved in ordei that Dr. Dickey might accept the call of the Synod of Texas to become head of the Home Mission work of Synod. Dr. Dickey has moved to Dallas and assumed the duties of this office. Dr. Dickey was relieved of the work of Home Missions of the Presbytery, of which he has been the head for about fifteen years. Presbytery will miss His faithful and devoted service in this field, but Is glad to give him up to a larger work which he Is well able to direct. Rev. L. E. Selfridgs planning and preparing the Fincher Harbeson evangelistic party were in vited to come here for a week's fill-in engagement. From the start they at tracted city-wide attention, so that it was difficult to seat the crowds, and many were turned away toward the close of the week. The U. S. A. Pres byterian church invited us to trans fer the meeting to their larger audi torium and continue another week as a union meeting. This was accepted, and arrangements were made with the next town on their schedule to post pone a few days. Increased Interest marked the second week of their stay, and the last Sunday brought the total conversions up to twenty-six. Seven teen of these united with the two churches, five with the U. S. A., and twelve with the Southern church. Hriusos Presbytery met in regular session in Huntsvifle, with one of the oldest congregations of the State and at the original site of Austin College and the present location of the State's oldest Normal College. The Hunts ville church' was represented by a son of the first president of Austin Col lege. Rev. W. X. Sholl was chosen as Moderator. Rev. Wil. R. Johnson was received from the Presbytery of Nash ville and arrangements made for his installation at the First church, Gal veston. Rev. W. L. Merrin was dis missed to the Presbytery of Pine Bluff, having accepted work at Star City, Ark. Rev. C. C. Weaver was appoint ed to represent the Presbytery on Synod's Home Mission and Steward ship Committees. Presbytery over tured the General Assembly to par ticipate in financial support of the .Federal Council of Churches. The standing rules were amended so that the hour for opening of each meeting of Presbytery shall be chosen by the Stated Clerk each time after the place of meeting is selected. This makes it possible to choose the hour for opening with due consideration for train schedules. The rules were fur ther amended to provide that the fall session of Presbytery should be held in connection with the meeting of Synod. It is believed that by this ar rangement no business requiring Pres bytery's attention in the fall need be neglected, and that a fuller attend ance of ministers and elders at both Synod and Presbytery can be secured. The next meeting will be in Bryan, April 17, 1923, at 2 P. M. Chas. S. Ramsay, S. C. Yorktown: Since Rev. J. H. Free land began his pastorate of this church on August 1st, seven new members have been received. A con tribution of $160 was made on Rally Day for Sunday School Extension. Re pairs have been made on the church and the manse. The pastor and his wife were given a shower by the con gregation. Dr. Henry W. Burwell held a meeting here the last of Octo ber, which was of great help to the church. WEST VIRGINIA. Mnrlinton: On Sunday morning, November 12th, Messrs. L. M. McClin tic, A. P. Edgar and C. W. Price were ordained, and, with Mr. Zane Moore, installed elders in the church. Mr. Moore had formerly been elder in the Huntersville church, and Messrs. Harry L. Byers, W. L. Davis and N. J. Chandler were ordained and in stalled deacons. Princeton: The new church that we are building, with a reading room and a social room and other social features, will soon be so that we can occupy the institutional part. The main auditorium with the Sunday school rooms is going up slowly, but surely. We have outgrown our old building and are in great need of the new church in order that we can carry on the work of the Master in this field of great opportunity. The in dustrial and financial situation has greatly hampered and retarded the progress of the work of the church, this being an important railroad town. But we hope, and are praying, that in spite of these hindrances and dis couragements, we will before many months be m the new building, when we believe that the work will go for ward with leaps and bounds. Our pastor, Rev. L. W. Irwin, is away now recuperating from an illness of sev eral weeks. He hopes to return short ly to his work completely restored to health and strength. Some of the neighboring pastors have kindly an?:l most acceptably filled the pulpit In his absence, the Billy Sunday Club of Bluefleld giving us one Sunday. POSITION. Wanted ? A reliable settled woman to do house work for a small family. Address MISS CARRIE C. WILSON, Effcr^reen, V*.