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The Presbyterian of the South
Published weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc. REV. WM 8. CAMPBELL. D. D. Richmond, V*. REV. A. A. LITTLE, D. D. Meridian, Miss. Editor* Address ? The Presbyterian of the South, Room 307 Old Dominion Trust Building, 9th and Main Sta., Richmond, Va. Entered aa second-class matter June 16, 1910, at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of March 3, 1879. Terms of Subscription Price. ? Two dollars and fifty cents a year in ad Tsnrf If payment is delayed three months, 93.00. Foreign countries, fifty cents additional. Receipts. ? The label on the wrapper is a receipt or Dsymeot. If label is not changed within two weesa after your remittance please notify us. Discontinuance*. ? 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 expiration. It is therefore assumed, unless notification to discontinue is re oeived that the subscriber wishes no interruption in his series. Notification to discontinue can be sent in at any time during the year, provided all arrearage 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 the 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, eto., are charged for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondents should see that all names are written distinctly. VIRGINIA. Richmond, Mi/pah Church: Novem ber 1st, one year ago, Rev. Dr. J. D. Keith came as pastor of this church from Westminster church, Washing ton, D. C. Taking up the work, suc cess has marked the progress of the passing months, with increased activ ity organically, numerically and spiritually. Since Dr. Keith came ninety-three members have come into this church, and forty-three into other churches in meetings held by the pas tor as follows: Grove Avenue, Over brook and Hoge Memorial in Rich mond; and at Bon Air, Manassas. Profflt and Jetersville, Va. In the year the pastor has made nine hun dred and thirty-nine pastoral calls, preached one hundred and fifty-seven sermons,- officiated in six baptisms, six weddings and six funerals, and held seven outside evangelistic services. Mizpah overpays its quota for orphans and Home Missions, and considering membership and environment, is one of the most liberal contributors in Synod. One-half support of Mrs. M. B. Grier, Hsuchoufu, China, is main tained, while out-station Sunday school and city missionary work are carried on. Young People's Leagues, senior and Junior, are maintained, and the Woman's Auxiliary is going forward quite successfully. A build ing lot eight blocks north and two west of the present location, on Brookland Boulevard, has been pur chased. and plans for building a mod ern plant and equipment are under consideration, our present plant space often being overrun. Kant Hanover Presbytery. at an ad journed meeting in Richmond last week, received Rev. G. W. Hurlbut, an ordained minister of the Protest ant Episcopal Church, after the usual examination for such cases. Mr. Hurl but has been a minister of the Epis copal church for a number of years, and was a member of the Diocese of Washington, D. C. For the past two years he has been laboring in Virginia. The Presbytery authorized the Sam uel Davles church, in Hanover County, to employ Mr. R. P. Richardson, a senior student in Union Theological Seminary, as stated supply, until it ca<i secure a pastor. Wm. S. Campbell, 8. C. Danville: Rev. Dr. H. W. DuBose has offered his resignation as pastor of the First church of this city, In order that he may accept a call from the First church of Spartanburg, 8. C. Dr. DuBose has been very successful In his work here, and the church has grown under his leadership. liynrhbnrff: Rer. E. M. Delanay, pastor of Rivermont Avenue church, has offered his resignation as pastor, in order that he might accept a call from the church at Alexandria. This church was made vacant recently by the resignation of Rev. Dr. J. L. Al lison. Mr. Delaney has been at the Lynchburg church ever since his grad uation from Union Seminary. ALABAMA. Marion: This city has just passed through a refreshing spiritual expe rience, which has been a great help to the whole community. Rev. Trigg A. M. Thomas, D. D., of Kansas City, preached the old gospel fearlessly, earnestly and with great power for two weeks. Mr. Adlai Loudy, of John son City, Tenn., sang the old gospel hymns with great beauty and led the congregational singing. The business houses closed from 9:45 to 10:30 each morning and gave the business men and their employees a chance to attend the services. During the latter part of the services the church was unable to seat those who wished to attend. The Baptist church re ceived 4 3 applications for member ship, the Methodist 22, the Presbyte rian 7, the Christian 3, and the Epis copalian 2. More than 800 members of the church reconsecrated them selves. Sixteen non-resident church members promised to place their let ters in the Marion churches. HuntMviile, First Church: On Wed nesday evening, November 15th, Rev. N. G. Stevens was installed pastor of this church by order of North Ala bama Presbytery. Rev. A. S. Doak presided and propounded the consti tutional questions, Rev. W. C. Clark, D. D., preached the sermon, Rev. W. L. Bedinger charged the pastor, and Judge R. T. Simpson, of Florence, Ala., charged the congregation. Mr. Stevens was recently received by the Presbytery of North Alabama from the Presbytery of Louisville. APPALACHIA. Abingdon, Va.: Rev. J. McD. Lacy, Assembly's evangelist, has been with this church for a special meeting. Two services were held daily. During the greater part of the first week in both services, and in the afternoons of the second week, Mr. Lacy spoke in par ticular to the church members in mes sages that were strong and Scriptural. He laid repeated emphasis upon prayer and personal work in a way that enriched the spiritual lives of many, giving them a new vision of the possibilities of serVice. In his appeals to the unsaved he was faith ful in holding out the certain doom of those who do not repent, and in declaring Jesus Christ as the only Sa viour of men. There were more than thirty professions of faith, nine of these being students of Stonewall Jackson College, and one a man be yond three-score and ten. Fifteen have united with the Presbyterian church by examinttion, two by letter, while others are expected to come in. The song services were under the ef ficient leadership of Mr. Charles E. Patch, of King College, who had ex perience in this work before entering college. Our people gave $235 to As sembly's Home Missions, besides pay ing the song leader, and meeting all expenses during the two weeks. We heartily commend Mr. Lacy as a true evangelist, whose pulpit work is of u high order, and whose personal efforts outside of the pulpit in reaching the unsaved are altogether consistent with what he enjoins upon others. AHKAXHAH. Camden, Flint: Twenty new mem bers have been welcomed into this church by the pastor, Rev. Charles Haddon Nabers, since the first Sun day In October. This congregation was greatly blessed by a visit from Dr. S. H. Chester, of the Foreign Mis sion Cpmmittee, who delivered a great address on Mexico of To-day. On the same Sabbath the congregation had as its guest Mr. J. E. Watt, presi dent of the Southwestern Home and School for Orphans at Itasca, Tex. Mr. Watts graphically described the work of the orphanage before the Sun day school and the Christian Endea vor societies of the church. Synodic*! Home Mission Commit toe: The Synod has added three lay men to the Home Mission Committee, and as the meetings are held in Lit tle Rock all were selected from that city. The following were elected: Messrs. Charles McKee, Central church; J. R. Hampton, First church, and A. B. Ranks, of the Second church. I)r. John C. Williams for the twentieth time was elected by the Synod Chairman and Treasurer. There has never been a correction of his books nor has one missionary of evan gelist gone without prompt payment during the nineteen years of service. The other members are: Presbytery of Arkansas, Rev. J. F. Ross, North Little Rock; Ouachita Presbytery. Rev. C. E. Hickok, Hot Springs; Pine Bluff Presbytery, Rev. David Shepper son, Lake Village, and the Presbyterv of Washburn, Dr. W. W. Harrison, Fort Smith. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Central Presbyterian Church: Home Mission Week was observed in this church by cottage prayer meetings, two each evening, held in the homes of the members in different sections of the city. At the regular Thursday evening prayer service Rev. Edgar Tugts, in charge of the school at Ban ner Elk, N. C., brought an inspiring message on the mountain work in that section. The annual praise service in the interests of Home Missions was held on Sunday evening, November 19th, under the auspices of the Wom an's Auxiliary, the speaker of the evening being Rev. F. E. Clark, head of the school at Grundy, in the moun tains of Virginia. The Central church has for a number of years taken an active interest in this work, and it was with great pleasure that the large congregation listened to Mr. Clark's fine address, covering the history of this mountain school in the past, its condition in the present and its pros pects for the future. GKOROIA. Darien: A community service has been held in the churches of Darlen. The aim was to reach all the churches and everybody in the town. The meet ing continued through fifteen days. The preaching was done by the Rev Duncan Thomas, of Fitzgerald, Ga. The interest was good from the first and grew as the work progressed. The last night the house was filled with people, chairs in the aisles, many standing about the walls, and others turned away for lack of room. There were at least a score of conversion * and several times as many reconse crations. It was the greatest spirit ual uplift Darien has had in years. Mr. Thomas does nothing sensational. Just preaching Jesus, God's remedy for sin and faallure. But his testi mony is in the power of the Spirit and is owned of the Lord to the sal vation of the lost and the upbuilding of the saved. Being a man full of the Holy Ghost and of faith, results follow his preaching. He in a solo singer and always precedes the ser mon with a song appropriate to his theme. This paves the way for th?^ message and adds to its effect. Last Sunday was the first Sunday that th<* pastor of our church was able to bo on the ground since the service closed. At a meeting of the session four wiTO received Into our church on profes sion of their faith in Christ, and three of them were baptized. Among these were a grandmother and her grand daughter. In the afternoon a Chris tian Endeavor Society was organized of young people from our church and the Methodist church. It is to meet for six months in the Methodist Epis copal church and then for the next six months in our church. This and two Bible classes meeting during the week are an outcome of the meet ings. The Methodist Episcopal church and our church are working together in delightful harmony. Sunday morn ing the service was a union one held at our church for the reception of members, and at night we had a union service with our Methodist brothers, as they received into their church their share of the harvest of the community meetings. The Lord has been very good to us, wheieof we are glad. F. M. Baldwin, Pastor. Savannah Prwbytcry met in the First church, Savannah, November 14th. Rev. Fritz Rauschenberg was elected Moderator. Rev. Duncan Thomas and Rev. H. G. Kenne.v were received into the Presbytevy. Mr. Thomas will serve the Fitzgerald church and Mr. Kenney the States boro church. Orders were taken to install these brethren at an early data and also Rev. F. M. Baldwin as pas tor of the Uarien church. The Gen eral Assembly was overtured to elect a Superintendent of Young People's Work, who shall give all his time to this work. Rev. A. Linton Johnson was appointed to preach the Presby terial sermon at the next meeting, which will be held in Brunswick, No vember 13, 1923. The reports on the various causes were very encouraging. The Presbytery now has six candi dates for the ministry, and one young woman has applied fo> work on the foreign field. The Presbytery took the following action relative to the "Protest" and Overture of Dr. T. S. Clay presented to the last Assembly: "Your Committee on the Minutes of the Assembly find nothing requiring action on the part of Presbytery. Though this be true, there are seve ral matters to which the attention of Presbytery should be called, viz. page 55. Judicial business. We call at tention to this report, but find no rec ommendation concerning necessary as the Presbytery is endeavoring to con form its actions with the laws of the Church as found in the Book of Church Order and Manual of Presby tery." A. L. Patterson, S. C. KENTUCKY. Danville: This little community, with a population of less than 8,000, undertook to raise $175,000 for Christian Education. Danville actual ly subscribed $184,350. Centre Col lege Athletic Association gave $25, 000 in cash which belonged to the Athletic Association. The student body, in response to the appeal of Rev. S. W. McGlll, subscribed 100 per cent., the total subscription being over $6,000. The students of Kentucky Woman's College gave over $4,000. MayHvllle: The local committee In Maysville accepted a quota of $15,000 for the cause of Christian Education. In four days members of thls*church subscribed over $16,000. Anhland and Catletsburg: These churches were asked for $30,000 for the cause of Christian Education and over-subscribed the amount. The by products of the campaign include a larger Interest In every cause of the Church and the recruiting of a larger number of new workers. Lexington: The three churches In this city, one of them without a pas tor, entered enthusiastically into th?