REV. W. P. .NICHOLSON.
ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY.
The Rev. W. P. Nicholson, a well-known Presbyterian Evangelist, arrived by the Tahiti, from San Francisco on Saturday. In an interview, he stated that his immediate
mission was to conduct an evangelistic cam- paign for the ncxt twelve months in New
Mr. Nicholson, who is a fervent preacher, of remarkable power and personality, has re- cently been engaged on an evangelistic cam-
paign in Los Angeles, California, previous
to which he conducted mission work for some time in Dublin, and the North of Ireland Tho Rev. T. C Hammond, now of Sydney, was chairman of Mr. Nicholson's Dublin cam- paign.
Mission work in Australia is not new to the visiting evangelist, who was here 17 years ago with the Chapman-Alexander mission.
During his youth he served for a number of years as a seaman, travelling all over the world, and doubtless to the knowledge of men gained in his seafaring day he owes much of his evangelistic success and his powers of appeal.
During the Tahiti's stay at Wellington, Mr. Nicholson gave an address in the Town Hall, where he was greeted by an enormous audience.
SERVICE AT ASHFIELD.
Mr. Nicholson opened his campaign with an intercessory service at the Ashfield Pres- byterian Church yesterday morning. The
church was crowded.
The Rev. R. J. H. McGowan welcomed the missioner, who, he said, had done great work in Ireland and in England. He welcomed him because Australia needed such spiritual livening up.
After the devotional part of the service, which was conducted by Mr. McGowan, Mr. Nicholson spoke from the text, "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him." He said that the Lord had his secrets. One was the certainty of a believer's interest in Christ. Another was the joy of a spirit filled life. Still another was winning men to Christ. Fear was a filial reverence, a happy familiarity with God. It was not only reverence, but obedience. A God-fear- ing man was one who did what God told him to do. His was a life relying on God.
In the afternoon Mr. Nicholson addressed a men's meeting at St. Clement's Church of England, Marrickville.