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RELIGIOUS NOTES.

[By Layman.]

— Anglican. —

At the annual vestry meeting of St. Augustine's, Victor Harbour, Mr. Paul Cudmore was elected Synodsman in place of Mr. Chillingworth, who hits hitherto   represented the parish. After years of faithful and continuous service, Mr. P. R.

Field resigned office as peoples warden,   Mr. H. Meyer, who is at present on a   visit to Sydney, will be asked to act in Mr. Field's place. Mr. H. M. Hardy, on   behalf of the lay re. ders, replk . to a vote of thanks tendered them by the meet ing. Dr. Douglas and1 Messrs. Uudmore and Kelly spoiic sirou-dy on the neccs ity of an assistant cuiate for Victo/ H rbour. They pointed out (1) the phenomenal : growth of the town; (2) the forging ahead of otiier denominations while the Church of EnglanJ lagged bahind; and (3) the- in adequate church ser deed provided! for so popu.ar a se.sids resor. ow.nj to the ex- j tensive district presided over by the rec-i tor iUcv. I. -\l. uoytr). V\ i-ih ti ..-? tion of the rector, a committee was formed ; to deal with the matter. On Sunday morning a sanctuary screen was dedicated at the 11 o'clock service in St. Michael's Church, Mitcham. The screen was the gift of three ladies of the congregation, and ia a thank offering for the victorious nonc'usw of the war. —Roman Catholic— Archbishop Mannix will leave for Europe on Saturday next. , : Tho R:ght Rev. Mgr. Killian, V.G., of Broken Hill, -who came to Adelaide lasc wtek to eee .Bishop ii«ij'\ien oil to liom-j, 6aid Mass at the Convent of Mercy, Brighton, last Sunday morning. He was the guest of the Marist Brothers at the Sacred Heart College, Glenelg, until Tues day, and returned to Broken Hill on Wednesday.- The Mgr. is still suffer ing from the effects of his recent severe attack of illness. He has been appointed1 administrator of the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese during the Bishop's absence. The Rev. Father Brady, of Marrabel, who recently returned from a visit to Ire land, has again taken up his duties. The Rev. Father William Cain, of Port land (Vie.). i« vnsitin? Adelaide, a-n-cf is the guest of the Rev. Father Maloney a Goodwood. The Rev. F. J. OTarrell has been ap pointed an assistant priest at Port Augusta, and the Rev. W. II. Nesdalo as sistant at Hawker. Both were ordained in Ronie last year. The Rev. Father Faivey, OJP./of North Adfelaida, ha3 -rone to Xarracoorte to supnly for Father McGrath for several ?weeks.

THE REV. GEO. AXDEBSOK, M.A., (Yoderator-elect oi the Presbyterian .Assembly).

THE REV. GEO. AXDEBSOK, M.A., (Yoderator-elect oi the Presbyterian .Assembly).

—Methodist Mr. C. A. Morton, formerly of tta Ade laide Y.M.CA., has been appointed secre tary of the Melbourne Warships Entertain ments Conmittee, which :s to arrange for the entertainment of the bluej.i.*k-;ls from H.M.S. Renown and thj ships of the Aus tralian Fleet d'uring iheir stay in 'Mel- bourne. The Lord Mayor of Melbourne (Cr. Aikman) ia Chairman of the com mittee). The Rev. O- Lake and Mr. M. M. Maugham, B.A» will carry on the work oi the Brighton Training Home during the time Dr. Torr will be attending the General Conference in Sydney. The Rev. D. T. Reddin has concluded a miffiion at Berri, where several declared for Christ. Mr. Reddin's engagements are Renmark, where he now is; Broken Bill, May 9 to July 18; Norwood, July 25 to Au gust 8; and Mallala, August 15 to Septem ber 19. English Methodism has 20,000 recognised local preachers. An appeal has been made for £500 to as sist ministers in the drought-stricken di--- triets of New South Wales, and more than £200 has been received. The Rev. W. W. Roger, of the Western Australian Conference, has been appointed a» colleague of the Rev. H. Wheen to th Young People's Department in New South Wales. The Rev. G. A: Bennetts, B.A., of Eng land, contends that a successful minister 0:

the GospeL must hand1 over his life tc Christ. Absorption in Jesus is absolutely necessary to bring men out of dorknes3 into light. , , It is expected that there will oe 150 re presentatives at the .Methodist^ General Conference in Sydney from various parts of :he Commonwealth, New Zealand, and the mission stations in the Pacific. The Saddleworth quarterly meeting showed a credit balance of £3S. The ques-, tion of increasing the minister's salary was deferred for three months. At the Koolunga quarterly meeting there was a baknee of £18. The meeting handed over £10 of thia to the minister to cover contingent expenses for his three years :n the circuit. The meeting decided to give £250 salary, but not to allow anything for horse feed or contingencies in the fu ture. The General Conference will commence, its sessions in -Sydney next week. Many of the delegates leit Adelaide, on Thursday and Friday. Others will go by the ex press on Monday afternoon. The income in the Solomontown Circuit exceeded the expenditure by £28. The minister's salary was readily raised to £250, «.vith an additional £20 for horse allowance. The Rev. Gordon Rowe is doing success ful work there. The work of the Central Mission is still carried on vigorously in Franklin .'itreet. During the week a great many poor people are assisted with both food and clothing. The sisters are asking for secondhand clothing, which they will gratefully receive and acknowledge. 'More than 200 families were assisted during April with food, clothing, and cash. —Churches of Christ.— To-morrow the Churches of Christ in South Australia will make special offerings for the extension of their 'Sunday 6c!u-oi work throughout the State, and in the af ternoon the r-chocls will sike collections for the upkeep of tfte (.hurjhis of Christ S.S. cot at the Ciiildreu's fj-wpu.il. Grote Street Church of Christ continues to progress. During April 15 new members were reueivid. The Sunday Burning ecu gregatioue are most encouraging for a city church, the number attending being gene rally well up toward 200, and occasionally that number is exceeded. Mr. W. J. Tayior u.6 fommdu.vd1 t:s work with the- Church of Chrkt at Kadina under encouraging circumstances. Mr. E. Cecil, of Perth, W.A., who is on holiday in 'South Australia, is rendering appreciated service to the Churches of Christ in .and around Adelaide. Almost every Sunday he is preaching somewhere. —Baptist.— '' \Tlie Rev. A. Gowaus, pastor of flie Port Pine IJa-tiat Churches, has been in Ade laide thia week, and returned home on Friday. # 'Glimpses of Gallipoli' was the sub ject of a lecture delivered to a large au dience in the Xorsh Adelaide Baptist Lec ture Hall last Tiifwdnir mrmiinor hv tha

pastor (the ' Rev. F. J. Miles, D.3.O., O.B.E.). The. lecturer, who was present at the landing, gave a most graphic' ac count of the wonderful achievements of the Anzacs on that memorable day, and of their difficulties and hardships during tHeir occu pation of that portion of the Peninsula. Mr. -Miles holds a facial reunion of ex-A.I.F. comradeson the fourth Sunday oi each month, after the evening service ,in the lecture hall. These gatherings have bean most enjoyable. — Congregational. — Mr. Henry Savage, who visited Papua as one of the deputation in benalf of the Lon don Missionary Society, returned to Ade laide on Friday after two months' absence. . Mr. W. G. Con-ley, of Western Australia, ia expected to arrive in Adelaide next week to take charge of the .McLaren Vale and Port Noariunga Baptist Ghuri.hes. Mr. Co-jriey is a native of this State. The Rev. G. H. Wright, M.A., of Stow Church, has accepted the modewtorshia of Clayton Chur.h, and the Rev. E. W. Wey mouth will fill a similar position at Kadina. Hie Rev. Dr. Burford Hooke, of Eng land, has been appointed to represent the South Australian Congregational Union at the forthcoming International Council at Boston. America.

The Rev. L. B. Fletcher will begin to morrow his three months' ministry at the Collins Street - Independent Uhurci Mel bourne, to assist the Rev. J. E. James, B.D. The British Weekly says, 'Mr! Fletcher ia surely one of the most attrac tive personalities on the world's evangelis tic platfoim.' He has made a wide repu tation as one of the most powerful preachers of the day, and is an Australian who haa done service for Congregationalism in .New South Wales and South Australia. From Port Adelaide be went to Cardiff, in Wales, to take up the pastorate of the Wood Street Congregational Church. This building seats 3,000 peopJe, and every Sun day night hundreds are turned away, un able' to gain admission to hear the popular and eloquent preacher. —General.— The council meeting of the Sunday School Union held thia week was addressed by Mr. Albert Keeling on his visit to New Zealand Sunday schools. Mr. P. H. Nicholls presided, and the lecture was in teresting and stimulating in hie references to what is being done for young people in the Dominion. He went in the first in stance to aid the prohibition campaign, but had some helpful experiences in connec tion with the Sunday schools. Mr. Keel ing was warmly thanked for his narration of what he saw and learned in New Zea land. ^ Glen Osmond Baptist,' Eudunda, and Kingscote Methodist schools were welcomed into association with the union. Temperance resolutions outlining a pledge signing campaign during the winter were discussed, and approved. It was also de cided to approach members of the State Parliament urging the suggested referen dum on the question of prohibition of the liquor traffic, and expressing the hope that no licensing of bookmakers would be per mitted. It was agreed to give a guinea each to the Y.M.C.A.. and the Band of Hope Union. Applications to share in the Angas library distribution of boxes are now invited. Commissioner David C. Lamb, who is visiting Australia with General Booth, will not come to this country as a stranger. He visited the Commonwealth in 1913, mainly on business connected with'emigration. Hia first acnuaintance with the Salvation Army was in 1861. Three years later he became an officer in its ranks. - Ho has held im portant appointments at international head auarters, including private secretaryship to the general, when the latter was chief of the staff, also secretary for trade affairs. The commissioner was chief secretary in

COMMISSIONER LAJIB.

COMMISSIONER LAJIB.

South Africa, this appointment being fol lowed by another in London, in connection with the 'Darkest England' scheme. Here he became acquainted with the social work, and was associated with the late Col. Bar ker, who was widely known in this coun try dcrins the army's early days in Aus tralia. While governor of the army's land and industrial colony at Hadleigh (Eng land) he was elected as district counsellor and poor law guardian. He has frequently visited Canada and the United States, ana has also accomplished important business for the Salvation Army in New Zealand,] Japan. China, and Korea, besides this coun- , try. The commissioner is also a Fellow of the Royal College Colonial Institute. He married in 188S Captain Minnie Clinton, a prominent field officer in the old country. Alre. Lamb is known as a devoted worker ? among the poor and needy, and is, with | her husband, a member of the Rochford Board of Guardians. Two of their daugh ters are Salvation Army officere. A Scot by birth and upbringing, the commisioncr pct=sesses traite which are distinctlv charac teristic of his nationality. Among these

are caution, a touch of mysticism, diligency in business, economy, and tact in adminis tration and determined pursuit of purpose. Nevertheless, the caution which says 'Go carefully till you are sure things are right.' gives way to enthusiastic, wholehearted, bpare nothing effort to achieve the desired end, -when judgment is satisfied that the ?way is clear ' One of the qualities with which the commissioner is generally credi ted by those who have been associated with him is a love of justice and fair dealing that finds expression in all his relationships with those abont him. The commissioner inaugurated, in 1901, the vast emigration department which he has eince, for many years directed— «n enterprise which has placed the army in the very forefront of enrcrotion agencies. Within the first eight years of its existence, this depart ment arranged the transfer of over 70,000 pereons to new lands, among which were included Australia and New Zealand. Dur ing the late war the work of this depart ment was considerably in tempted, but it has now resumed operations. The first of its conducted parties, for which it was known throughout the length anu breadth of this Empire before the war. sailed in the Cunard liner, Saxonia, for Canada, in the beginning of November last, and the in tention was that, with the opening of the Reason in the spring of the present year, these parties would be- in full operation. I 1

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