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THE. WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY; FEBRUARY i; 1013.
I1LY LAND BEFORE
I . OLD PARISHIONERS
(Former Pastor of Calvary M. E.
I Church to Illustrate Life
of the Christ.
i The Rev. Frank L. Day,- lor many
!;ears pastor of the Calvary M. E.
letfarch, who has Just returned to this
country from a trip through the" Holy
Land, will address his old parishioners
In Calvary Church next Wednesday
levelling. Dr. Day has brought with
thlm many Interesting views of the land
ten which Christianity first dawned, ana
Will Illustrate the life of our Lord from
His birth In the stable at Bethlehem to
His crucifixion on Golgotha.
Dr. Day, when pastor of Calvary
(Church, was a member of the faculty of
George Washington University, but .re
signed his position and pastorate to ac
cept the chair of mora philosophy and
English Bible In Randolph-Macon Col-
lege. In Ashland, Va.
The Introductory sermon of the Lent
en season will be delivered In the chapel
of Luther Place Memorial Church in the
-Swedish language by .the Rev. A. J.
Enstam tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock.
All Scandinavians In the city are cor
dially Invited to be- present.
Evangelist to Preach.
Many of the delegates- to the annual
conference of Sunday school workers,
which has been in sessloq in this city
since test Sunday and ended, today, will
tttnaln In Washington until tomorrow,
'In order to take part in the mass meet
ing in the interest of Sunday schools,
which will be held tomorrow afternoon
at 3 o'clock In the Mt. Vernon Place
Church workers of all denominations
fcave -been invited to attend the meet
ing, and many prominent churchmen
will deliver addresses on tho betterment
of Sunday schools with a view to dto-
i idlng mere and better members for the
churches. Among those to speak will
oe me Kev. e. b ctiappeil. the Rev.
Jharlcs D. Bulla, and the Rev. H. M.
A special service will be held In Mt.
Vernon Church tomorrow morning, at
which the Rev. E. B. Chappell will
Evangelist P. F. Cook, of Detroit, will
deliver the sermon before the Washing
ton Temple congregation, in New Ma
ponlc Temple" tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock en the subject. "What Is a
e nnsiian?" .Evangelist Cook Is well
known to. church workers In Washing
ton and has been unusually successful
In his work al lover the cjur.try.
"The Ministry of Affliction."
The Rev. James Shcra Montgomery
will preach at both morning- and even
ing service. In the Metropolitan Mem
oilal M. E. Church tomorrow. He will
take as his subject In tho morning.
The .Ministry of Affliction," and In
the evening will deliver one of a series
of sermons on the general theme, "if
I Had My Lite to Live Over Again."
TTie special subject or the sermon will
bf "Some First "Things First."
The (First -HJhurch 3f Christ Scientist
5111 hold morning and evening ser
vices tomorrow, at both. of which the
Subject for the sermon will be "Love '
Regular Sunday School services wlil
be held at 11 -c clock in the morning.
. "The Human World: God's Echoing
-Gallery." will be the subject of the
Mroson i-o bo delivered tomorrow morn
'S br t-c Rev. C Ernest Smith, in
bt Thomas Church. The Rev. ...
Xe'leon Tan-jr. of eastern Oregon, will
aellver the sermon at the evening ser
vice, at S o lock.
Sermon on "Motives."
Te Rev. Wallace Radcllffe. of the
New York .enue Preshyterian Church.
HI dellve -- sermon tomorrow morn
ira on tTe jbjcct. "A Young Man's
GUJeclkttiK" The sermon Li cne of a
terje on reasons for not Joining the
The saibjcft of the sermon at the First
Preslyterian Church by the Rev-. Don
ad C MacL-cd will be. "The Greatest
Jr"ortuDlty .f the Church Today" At
".". Tr Waci-od will preach on "How
a Young- Mas of Parts Failed." In t'.o
Church of the Covenant the Rev.
- harle Wood will deliver a sermon
t. mo: row morning on, "Motives." In
the pining :he pastor will preach on
"Sowing and Reaping.
The Kev. J. J. Mulr. of Temple Hap-I
t't Church, will preach tomorrow1
iiiornfng on the theme, "Three Cruci
flxionn " In the evening he will preacn
on "Two Plans." The Rev E. Hc
Sworn, !n Lis evening sermon tomor
row, will show. -Why Washinctan
People Do An They Please."
Theosophy teaches that reincarnation
Is a fact In nature, that all evolution
consists of an evolving life, passing
from form , to form as It evolves, and
storing up Jn Itself the experience gained
through the forms. Many lines of
thought lead us to the same goal of re
incarnation The Immense- differences
between men. Implying an evolutionary
past behind each soul. If high mental
and moral qualities be regarded as the
accumulated results of civilized living,
then why are our ablest men overtopped
by the Intellectual giants of the past?
Where are the descendants of Bach.
Beethoven. Mozart, equal to them? On
what other ground can an nfant
prodigy be accounted for? Dr. Young
the discoverer of undulatory theory of
light, as a child of two could read, at
four had read through the Bible twice.
Sir William Rowan Hamilton began
reading Hebrew at three, and at the age
At seven was pronounced by one of the
Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, 'to
..have shown greater knowledge cf the
language than many candidates for the
fellowship. At thirteen he had knowl
edge of thirteen languages. The only
alternative Is that each soul is a new
creation, stamped when born as a babe
with virtuous or with vicious tendency
by the arbitrary whim of the creative
power. Instead of looking on men as
slowly evolving, and thus seeing In the
world a wisely planned and wisely di
rected process of growth. Life gains
security and dignity when it Is seen
with a 'long vista behind It. Death
lades into' Its proper place- tm a mere
Incident in life. With reincarnation man
a a dignified, immortal being, evolving
toward a glorious end; without It, he Is
a tossing straw on the stream of Cir
cumstances, irresponsible for his char
acter, for JjIs destiny. Why should
creature without a past look forward o ,
: : . . .' I - j '. i Ul.s!
Marked interest is being taken Dy
members of the congregation and others
in the series of short Sunday evening
talks, outlining the Baptist position,
which are being given at the First Bap
tist Church, Sixteenth and O streets.
Commencing last Sunday, Mr- McMas
ter discussed "The Fundamental Bap
tist Principle. What It is and Whenc-
it Came." Next Sunday night the talk
will be on "The Five Cardinal Teach
ings of th Rantlsts. and their Relation
to the Fundamental Principle." Tho j
service commences at . :o o ciock wun
bright singing of familiar hymns.
The ordinance of believers' baptism
will be administered at the close of the
The special revival services at the
Metropolitan Baptist Church will con
tinue until February 9. Evangelists King
and Reynolds are making a decided im
press on the neighborhood. A special
meeting for young people will be held
this (Saturday) afternoon. On Sunday
the Rev. Kins will preach both morn
ing and evening, and the great chorus
will sing at both services. Also every
evening next week. The Indications are
favorable for a large Increase In the
membership of the church.
A the Grace Baptist Church, Ninth
j -rw .t.i. .rmthopit Pi!toi- f W
and D streets southeast, pastor a.
Johnson will begin a new series of
Sunday evening sermons. The subject
for tho KPriM will he "The Pre-eminence
of Christianity." The special topic Sun-
rtn- nin-ht will be "The Pre-emlnenc of
nh.ti.ni(.. t, TtQ Tnl? ' Thft ffort
rhrlstlanltv In Its Task.'
of these sermons will be to show that
Christianity is worthy of the first place
In human thought and life. At the
morning service the subject will be
"Trying Experiences," and there will
be communion and reception of new
At the Immanuel Baptist Church, the
pastor. Rev. Hernon S. Pinkham, be
gins on Sunday evening a series of
sermons on "The Lord's Prayer."
Emphasis wilt be laid on its social
Bppects. There will be baptisms at
the evening service.
E Hez Swem has preached three" times
this week for Dr. J. J. Muir in the Tom
pie Baptist Church, and on Thursday
night he baptized four persons. Mr.
Swem tells Sunday night: "Why Wash
ington Folks Do As They Please." in
the Centennial Baptist Church. Eighth
and I streets northeast. 11 a. m. the
subject is -"United Pursuers."
f A& ."MS
nue Churcht has "been 111 with grip and
out ot tne city ior some uiuo, uui
I back at his post. There will be .the .reg
ular preacmng services ana cummumun
at 11 o'clock. At night Mrs. Mary Har
ris Armor, of Georgia, the famous W.
C. T. U. lecturer; will speak. A delight
ful program, with special music, ha3
been arranged. Tho public Is most cor
In the Second Baptist Church on Sun
day morning,. -the Rev. Hlnaon V. HQIY
I series, "A Man and His Relcom" .the
icle win Eive uis luui seriiiun ill luu
red in the evening.' after a brief son's
tneme being. "A Mans faitn."
service will BDeak on "A Man's Name."
A topic for discussion at the midwuek
rerviw-Thursdar, .evening will be "The
Heart of Life." Col. 3d- chap. .The
Teachers' Club wfll meet at 7:15 for the
study of next Sunday's -lesson.
The second week of the revival of
The Old Time Religion at the Ninth
ga firllo. fhilT-nh !ntl anA Ti
. . .i . i - -. i--
oireei noruiL-h . j.h ., '(.,
crowds and a number of persons have
united with the church. The services
will be continued each night next, week
except Saturday. .The music Is an at
tractive .feature and is conducted by
Mr. Frank A. Carpenter, supported by
a large chorus. The Rev. Geoige A.
Miller is doing the preaching. The sub
ject of the sermon on Sunday morning
Is "The Fruits of the Old Time Re
ligion." and at night. "Excuses for Not
Accepting the Old Time Religion."
The following subjects are for next
week. Monday night, "The Devil's
Preaching In the Old Time Religion;"
Tuesday night. "Two. Opinions Concern
ing the Old Time Religion:" Wednesday
night. "Foolishness and Power of the
Old Time Religion;" Thursday night,
"A Costly Journey under the Old Time
Religion;" Friday night. "The Univer
sal Invitation of the Old Time Re
ligion." Evangelist Henry F. Lutz, who has
been in the employ of the American
Christian Missionary Society, has ac
cepted a call as regular pastor of the
II Street Christian Church In South
west Washington, and will take chargo
of the work tomorrow.
The Rev. Lutz haB nvn a very suc
cessful evangelist and pastor for twenty
years, and Is loved and ebteemed by all
who know him. He Is graduate of
Hiram College and Oberlln Theological
His knowledge and experience In this
as well as other like fields especially
fits him for the work required, and the
congregation has reason for being proud
and happy In securing such a leader
Plans and arrangements are well un
der way for a new building on the
newly acquired lot at Sixth and II
streets, and -It Is the Intention to erect n
plant which will meet the growing
needs of the community.
B. m. d. h.
The Yt-ung Women's Christian Asso
ciation, through lt religious work de
partment, has arranged for a series "f
talks to be given at Its Sunday after
noon vesper services, these talks having
as their underlying thought the showing I
forth of tiic wav in whicli Christ is
working in the world today, through the
llves of actual men and women,, either
as Individuals or grouped together In
organizations. The subect for the com
ing Sunday, "The Storv of a Christian
Nurse," will call attention to the life of
Florence Nightingale, the great pioneer
In the field of nurslnjr for women. The
story of her life Is full of Interest and
inspiration for all women, but especially
to thoie Interested In tho Y. W. C. A..
as It was out of. her home for nurses
that the Idea grew of having other
homes for working women, and from
these again have developed all the va
ried activities of the Young Women's
Christian Association. The story will
be told by Miss Florence M. Brown, tho
general secretary of the association.
The acquaintance, following' the serv
ice, will be In charge of the Chevy
Chasc Chapter, of which Mrs R. P.
Teele. of Chevy Chase. Is prcslddnt.
The association welcomes all women,
whether members of the association or
not, to both the service and acquaint
The home mission study class, under
the direction of Mrs. Iff. V. Richards,
will meet for the first time on Tuesday
evening, February 4, at 8 o'clock. Sub
The Men's Bible Class of the Eastern
Presbyterian Sabbath school, of which
George H. Wlnslow, secretary of the
Railroad Branch of the local Y. M. C.
A., Is the teacher, Is planning a vigor
ous campaign for Increased efficiency
and greater numbers, during the month
of February Tomorrow 'the class will
be addressed by Hon. Dick T. Morgan,
member of Congress from Oklahoma.
The following Sunday Hon. Fred S.
Jackson, Representative In Congress
from Kansas, will speak, and the third
Sunday In February Hon. James T.
Lloyd, chairman of the national Demo
cratic Congressional committee, and
member of Congress from Missouri,
wjii auuicBB wiu iiusa. J iiju c eiuub
ladles of the Eastern Church.
At the Gunton Temple Presby
terian Church, Fourteenth and R
streets northwest, tomorrow evening,
Daniel M. Green will deliver a
strereopticon lecture on "The Cathedrals
of Europe." The subject should Interest
and appeal to all lovers of the, church
and lovers of art. The views used will
be mostly those taken bv Mr. Green
himself in his travels abroad. The pub
lic is cordially Invited.
At the morning service Dr. Granger,
the pastor of the church, will preach
upon the topic, "A post-communion Me
ditation." Fridav night. Januarv 7. the United
J upon the topic, "A post-communion Me-
""." . ., ,,, - tlw, ttI!i
j chrJstIn Endeavor Societies of the
, GUnt0n Temple and Gurley churches
will hold a social at the home of Miss
Ruth Daskam, 1433 R street. All the
-vounc- Deonle of both congregations.
.lt!nr mpmhprK nf hi Christian l"!n-
deavor societies or not, are invited.
There is- to be a stated meeting of tho
Presbvterv of Washlnelnton city in
(New York Avenue- Church on Monday,
February 3, at 10 a. m.
"A Young Man's Objections'"' Is the
general title of Dr. Radcllffe's winter
series of Sunday evening lectures, be
ginning tomorrow" evening. In New York
Avenue Church, treating on successive
evenings the following current objec
tions: "Nobody Knows About the Fu
ture," "A Man Is His Own Saviour."
".Christ Was Nothing Bqt a Man," ."The
Bible Is Obsolete," "As Good As the
Church Member," "No Use, in Prayer,"
"A Resurrection Is a Dream."
Rev. James T. Marshall. D. D.. pas
tor of West Street Presbyterian Church
In P street, near Thirty-first street
northwest, has aranged for a series df
eight Sunday evening sermons on tho
StVoV inttnSi : w.,1 be given' To
essential points or .unnstian aocinnc.
these services by the presence or jne
Young People's Chorus under the di
rection of Mr. George Herbert Wells.
The services begin .at 7 :30 and are de
signed to last Just one hour. Tomor
row evening there will be an Introduc
tory musical service, folowcd by a brief
address on "The Origin of the Apostle's
L . Central UniorvMission.
J Centra, ?n m'.. oi S.
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-.-" "."; ;-' " -.
of February 23 the members bf the the missionary awus ounnB iuu il
class and their friends will enjoy a ban- century, and trie wonderful opportunl
quet, .which will be served by the I ties to Christian missions opening up
i-.n-..,,. ., i.-. Dhnnh Iso (lulcklr that we almost gasp with
1 ly asks for contributions for $3,000 to4(ind that they kepi It. and J'Ct mognr-
I relieve It and Its 'building from all
i debt and thus help the work in which
( ,t )s cnf.agcd. Twenty-one thousand
dollars have recently been subscribed-
toward the total debt of S3P,000.
The mission was organized for the
purpose of helping and rescuing men
who are down and out. The original
organizers haw the great crowds of
tramps and men who had lost hop.,
who naturally come to Washington, or
pass through on their -war norm, ana
Buutli as the reasons change, greatly
-,,..., ui..i ,, ort n .tnlift
mruinh iitiirt ...., u.,u .. ........
toward a better life The mission has
been continuously In that work from
that -41mc, there never having neen .1
day iflicn the mission ""door was not
open and meetings held for the help of
such parties. Tho work has been en
larged so that by the establishment of
branches in different parts of the city,
the Gospel wagon work from May to
October, and other agencies, u large
class of persons who could not be In
duced to enter any of our churches,
have been transformed from lives of
carelesinej-s xr indifference into upright
Chribtlan citizens. Bad mm have been i
trade good, and good men made better
through the agencies, of the mission.
In the course of Its work it saw the
necessity for a building to be used in
connection with the industrial features
which necessarily had to be established,
and under the guidance of some of the
btst business men of Wajhlngton pur
chased the building It now occupies at
G! Louisiana avenue for JM.0CW, a
property valued at tlW.ono. The sis:-,
Fiery building has a frontage on Louis
iana avenue of fifty-eight feet, and on
C street, slxtj-four feet, with an aver
age icpth dI nlnet -seven feet. Tin
building is admirably situated and vell
adapted for fie use of the mission
It has a woodvaid where men can by
lhli work rarn their meals and lort,;
lrf.'.f. 1'iid hIho a well-equipix-d dining
room, and dormitories capable at hous
ing 2t) persons at a time.
The raising of the interest seml
annualv and the amounts necessary to
keep the building In jepalr. In addition
to an annual outlay of about $5.00) for
religious work, has been a great tax
upon the board of directors, all of wio-n
give their time freely, no one being paid
except those who are. employed in th
building and who give their whole" time
to the work
The mlshlon Is ..-irrlec! (n by tho repre
sentatives of the Washington churches
and Iv Its best citizens The expenses
have been p:ila bv these various peoples.
It Is well to know that the mission Is
relieving the Distrltt of .considerable i
ponce iun and .(.urt expense In earing
nightly for more than I(Vi lit niek-ss
men Much crime 1 rirntrrr.tu.i ..
Riving these men shelter, clothing.
fond, and work In the time nf ihelr .i.
i"-ra.e nun iieitllut
FCle,-n ., ,-. tii'f.nfi ....... . ..II.. I.... ...i
a we.k uUll un i,, r" "
than I.oOO weel.lv With this debt clcircd
oft. '- ml.ln would t, almost s-If-
MIIrri Mf .....i ,... !., . .. .
....,., .....-,, fwiM i.fi nut .enow jii ar.
earnestl ie,n. te.I to cuiefulh eon-
Finer the.se slat' ments o: facts, uid
coniriuute- hu a sum r.s tin- import-niie-e
of the work mav represent to
you. Thls N a Kood work in the hands
of pood and care-till business men and
ministers r eveiy denomination. Fran
cis J. Luketis Is the superintendent, and
can give sn h Information as con
tributors might desire.
Madam von Flnkelsteln Mountford
will give an interesting lecture at the
Central Union Mission auditorium, 622
Louisiana avenue northwebt, at 7 :3U
this evening. Her subject will be "Tho
Thief on the Cross." Owing to her
reputation us a national lecturer It is
probable a large audience will hear her.
There will be u song service led by
Jlr. George H. Tadell. assisted by Mr.
Lelmbach and Miss Icwis.
No admission will be charged.
Talks on Soils.
Papers on the subject of soils and
their treatment were read at the
meeting of tho Chemical Society of
Washington at Its meeting In the
Chamber ot Commerce lait evening.
By Rexford L. Holmes, president of
the District of Columbia Christian En
Toplo for Sunday, February 2. Chris
tian Endeavor Principles and How to
llnholil Them. .John XIV: 6-15. Chris
tian Endeavor Day.
How swiftly move the jears in these
days of rush and hurry. when( timej
whn: ihS Seat mov in-- mcturo of 1 to!
when tlio great tUOMn Pipf"fe ",
to run ntf the rj
jei at lignuuns veuw -
ty! Nor are the kaleidoscopic changes
In men and nations necessarily to be
deplored. In this column last week we
: ---- ---- -- , . ...": ..,,
dlscusreu tne remarKaoic ciiuiit,ca
the swlftnets of It all, and marvel
whether the Church of Christ can keep
pace with swift-moving events. We
believe, though, that It can, for the
progress of tne Kingdom has been
tremendous In the last few decades.
Consider, for instance, the great ad
vance in China, until the "new day"
In China confronts and challenges
Christianity. Dr. Headland says.
"What Confucianism and Taoism ana
Mohemmedlsm have failed to do !n
China in 3,000 years. Christianity has
accomplished in a single century!'
Verily. His Church Is marching lor-
;wara in aouoie-quicK ume. uia ie
I f.. ,nt ,. h fa- nn At the head
I of the march of civilization, that the
nations may look, upon it and go for
ward -unto peace ana ngnieousnea
throuch Jesus Christ.
Among the agencies In God's for
ward work that have advanced with
precision and rapidity during recent
Tears, none can show faster or more
substantial growth than the institu
tion nt nliHMlnn Endeavor. Tomor
row we celebrate the thirty-second I
blrthdav of Christian Endeavor, yet in
the third of a century of ito existence,
whit great results have been accoin
pllbhed! And those results arc not
merely to be measured aa Increase o..
numbers, but aa growth in power and
efllclency of service for Christ.
I can not refrain from quoting some
parts of a "Chrlstlan-Endeavor-Day
Message." written In 1SS8 by Dr. Fran
cis E. Clark, on the occasion of the
seventh birthday of the great move
ment which he founded In 1SS1. How
applicable It Is to this endeavor birth
day, and. how well did he prophesy so
many years ago:
"It seems but yesterday since those
fifty young people or tne winision
Church came to see me In my study.
In Portland, to see If we should form
a soaeiy ui iuibhuu trnm-a-vi.
was a blttr cold, blustering night In
February. and I remqmber thinking
that the weather was about as unpro
pltlous as It well could be. The young
er ones came to tea, and the older ones,
headed by our good friend, Mr. Pennell,
with his large class of young men,
came later In the evening.
"The constitution was brought out
from tho pastor's desk, where It was
placed after a good deal of labor and
prayer had been expended upon It, and
read to the- young people. I was sur
prised that so many were- wjlllng to
uli-n It na nctlvf. members, even though
It contained tho . 'Iron-clad' pledge. I
was still more surpristd andicllghted ta
nrised tn find that this plan was'adapt
ed to other churches, and that a gen
eral .desire was developed to know
more" about It,
"Pleasant as It is, however, to .dwell
upon the past, on this our birthday. It
Is more Important to think of the pres
ent. Tho society has come, and come,
apparently, to stay. It has come, we
believe, not of the will of man, but be
cause God has a use for It. It remains
for us to guard It from dangers, and
to keep It In Its rightful place, as a
humble helper of the church.
"If this were merely a man-made
agency we should have little hope of
its doing much permanent good. If.
as we all believe, and as- Its history
proves, men have had very little to do
with starting it. and God has used it a?
one means, in modern days, for training
oung Christians, we may believe that
we are as yet onlv on the threshold of
Its history. On this account. If there
are untold possibilities of good In the
future. It Is all the more necessary that
wo should be modest and cautious, and
yet aggressive and earnest to use every
opportunity which God gives us."
And so the great and beloved found
er's words ring down to u- until tho
present da. Surely he has set young
Christianity an example of being "mod
est and caution-, and yet aggreslve. and
earnest." as he has gone about over
this land and other lands, spreading the
beautiful principles of Christian En
deavor, and .through Its powerful agen
cy, winning thousands of souls, at home
and abroad, to Jesiib Christ
What are the principles of this great
movement, that have j,iiblv underlain
Its wonderful success, that have given
Impetus and dlnt-tlon to thousands of
young Christians" lives, and that have
had so large a part In advancing the
kingdom In this swift-moving age? We
mnv find them outlined in the --Iroii-
The fourth Sabbath Missionary pro
gram was carried out in a number of
the churches last Snbbnth. Consider
able Interest was manifested as the dif
ferent lines of home missionary work
were, considered. The Increased activ
ity of the mcmliern of those churches
where the needs uf home misslonan
work are studied in a practical wa.
testifies to the value of these services.
The many frli ndis of Mrs. Sarah J.
Gluey will regict to learn that she
passed away on Tuesday last in Ttich
iiiiind. .-it tho home- i)f her duughti r.
.Mrs. Dr. Olive liiKersoll .Mrs Olney
wais perhaps best Known for her c!.-t p
Inter at In foreign mission?. She hoio
the distinction of b Ing the first Aineii--m
woman to etiter Kabul, the capita!
of Afghanistan. traveling overland
through the tChler Pass from the bor
dins of India.
The Sunday i veiling SM-vlres at tin
Memorial "luirrh coiitinui l be well
ttlt tided The subject of tin lllustrat
d sermon annouii'ed tor Sunday -i-niiig
is "The Isold's Day." This Is a
eontlnuutlon if tin- series of sermons
being delivered by Pastor J L. MrKI
hany t the District of Columbia Con
ference. Tho general public aie Invited
to these services.
The question "What Is a Christian?"
it to be discussed before the Washing
ton Temple Congicgutlon (non-iectai-
latl) 111 New- JiasoilIC e-nun-, ie-w iun
avenue und Thirteenth street, tomor
row afternoon by Evangelist F. F Cook,
of Detroit, who Is connected, with the
Peoples' Pull'lt Association of New
Tho discussion will bo the first of u
series of two which the evangelist will
make to the local e-ougreguiioii. tne
on Sunday, rcbniarv 0, being on
Cwnlng of the King.
. William P Halt, a I D. Pjles.
nn.i rMin Thomson, of the Temple Con
trrcgatlon, business committee, Issup u
cordial Invitation to the general public
to attend these services. All seats are
free, and no collection Is lifted.
clad" pledge, mentioned In the above
quoted message froni'Dr. Clark (and we
hopo. the time will come when no soci
ety of Christian Endeavor will be con
tent with any short of the "Ironclad"
pledge). Let. us -consider these pledge
First, the Endeavorer promises: "I
will strive to do whatever He would like
to have me do." Right there you' have
the enure gospel. Tor Christ would nave
all His -children keep, the spirit and
t..,r nf nivlnn law. an xnrpsseri In
i ;r-v-"r------,. .-. h - - T, "
the Commandments and 'other portions
or His word. What a wonderful world
this would-be if everyone, before taking
any action of importance, would stop
first to ask (as the Rev. Charles M.
Sheldon has so beautifully dwelt upon
It in "In His Steps") the question,
"What would Jesus have me do?" Why,
there would be no more hatred, or Jeal
ousy, or envy, or strife, or graft: no
further need for jails or almshouses or
courts (save, perhaps, a tew to decide
friendly questions between man and
man); and no more war between men
and nations. And In the place ot these
Love would bo enthroned, and there
would bo "peace on earth and good
will" among men! But we must not
dwell longer on this beautiful principle,
but pass on:
The pledge next leads the Endeav
orers Into prayer and Bible reading
every, day. In the "Quiet Hour" cam
paign, conducted by the Christian En
deavor Union In the District of Colum
bia during October last, prayer and
Bible reading and meditation for' at
least fifteen minutes each day, prefera
bly in the early morning, were empha
sized, and dozens of Endeavorers signed
the "Quiet-Hour pledge," signifying
that they would spend at least fifteen
minutes each day, preferably In the
early morning. In such communion with
God. Indeed, it Is through prayer and
the reading of God's word that we learn
what Is His win concerning us. In order
that wo may do whatever He would
like to have us do" the first promise
In the pledge. It may be safely stated
that no one can spend fifteen minutes
at the beginning of a day earnestly and
humbly in prayer and Bible reading
and meditation and go into wholly
wrong paths that day. Or, again (and
this Is of vital Importance especially to
the unsaved), anyone, however deep In
.in and however far removed from the
throne of Grace, who will devote, fif
teen minutes each day to the reading ot
the Gospel of St. John and the Psalms,
and to earnest, humble prayer to God
(whether the supplicant has belief In
God or not!) will eventually nay,
quickly seo the light of His counte
nance and hear His whisper of peace in
These, then, are the three great prin
ciples of Christian Endeavor: Striving
to do His will; dally prayer: dally Bible
And then como .those other Important
things In tho ,oId "Iron-clad" pledge,
namely, denominational loyalty (but
with interdenominational fellowship),
faithful attendance upon tho services
of the home church, participation In
the Christian Endeavor meetings all
important; nil emphasized.
And we must not overlook the very
opening words of the pledge "Trusting
In the Lord Jesus Christ for strength"!.
for after, all. they are tholkev that un3'
iocks tocnaeavorers iiie'svast'- store-
house of. omnipotent strength, that will
prove, HUffleJenl for "every occasion and
every, trial, an'd make the. keeping of
the pledge, possible. r
Should we marvel that Christian En
deavor has grown during1 these past
thirty-two years until It extends Into
almost every nook and corner of the
oarth, until there are now In the world
more than SO.000 societies of Christian
Endeavor and more than 4.000.000 En
deavorers? Shall we not, through the
smiles and the tears of this birthday
anniversary. Join our hearts and hopes
and prayers with Dr. Clark's, as ho
labors across the seas for tho further
spread and greater power of the won
derful organization that he founded, to
the end that the Giver of Every Good
Gift may grant toChrlstlan Endeavor
strong, vigorous life thrsugh all tho
ages, and over-Increasing efficiency and
power In furthering Ills kingdom on
the earth. May I Just add In closing Dr
Clark's parting words at tho closo of
the great Atlantic City convention of
"Notice this Chinese banner, brought
from the land of Slnlm. The cross of
-teurtu Phr( Aftf.itnl.ii 4YS, ..a.... ....f
I upon It are our Initials. 'C. E.' ' Oh.
friends, on all these banners, by what
ever name wc call them, let tra place
the cross of Jesus Christ! Christian En
deavor is worthless, and worse than
worthless, unless It Is the Society of tho
Cross of Jesus Christ! Lot this be our
thought, then, for the coming two
years; and In the words of the word of
God let us say It together once more,
all rhilng and repeating It: In the name
of our God w will set up our banners."
That's what Christian Endeavor has
lone through all the years, aye, and
what it is ever doing, lifting up the
banner of the cross that men may see
and hear and understand how great is
Ills power unto salvation, and that the
story of the cross may he told In every
clime "and to every people.
0. flD. E. H.
"Optimism In Social Service." Is the
subject of an address to be delvercd
tomorrow by Dr. J. 11. Clayton, of the
copyright division. Library of Congress,
before the Sundit afternoon assembl
of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion. Following the services it lellow
ship tea will be served at 5 o'clock
The monthly eile. of Interdenomin
ational evangelistic yervices. he'd !ri
the nnrthejist and southeast section
under the auspices of the Young Me-nV
CI rlitlan Association, with the co
operation of twenty heurches represent
ing live- denomination i, has proven si.
I'opul.u that iturlnri: February, the scr
vlc?r will be held eter other week.
Tfinorrow the Hon. Newton W. Pres
ton of Nebraska, will sccak nt the
Hi st of these hl-monthh V. M C. A.
na'-r meetings for men, which will
e held at 2 . lit the- Ninth Stl .el
Christian Church. N. i:. The Hon.
Mr. rreston'. sifbjee-t will e "llidd-n
Treasure" Muster Eilwanl S Hal
bach, 'lie boy soprano ot this city, will
sing. The meeting will be presided over
bv the 11. v Dr G. A Miller, pastor
of the Church. Dr. Miller Is conducting
a successful revival, held nightly for
the past two weeks, durlpf; v hlch th'
old-time religion was dUcus. ed from
varying viewpoints, and Mr. Preston's
iddn-yrf will be In the nati're of a sum
mation to the preceding series of meet
ings. On February -. the Y. M. II. A. will
give their first annual grand concert at
the Masonic Temple- nt S:43.
A mass meeting will bo held at
Pythian Temple in tho early part of
I'Ybruui-, to wl.lc.li some of the promi
nent nodal ami butlness men of WaBh-
li gton will speak and to which all
joung .Inwihli men are Invited.
On Sundu. February 2. the
Men's Hebrew Association will
their Heml-monthlv meeting In the vc-s-
uv room ot tno Sixth Street Temple nt
3:20 I), in. Tho oblect of the concert on
February 25-;s the procuring of quarters I
fnt Ika nnHHiilailiiH '
w -u-c ascuv,4Biivu
I ain't no preacher, of cdurse, but be
lieve me! If I was. thcre'd bo sixteen
or -so folks set ud an' rub their peep
era and ask: Where's the fire, or, what
make of autymobile hit me? or some
thing like that, after I'd handed 'em a
Jolt or two on how's to git along
peaceable-like In this dreary o.a world
This world ain't so dreary In Itself,
.mind you, though, as some of the crit
ters that walks on it would have you
believe. .Most - every newspaper that
tries to sive "all the news what is
news" runs articles iabout fights an'
murders an' thieves an' blckerln'a an'
divorces, et cetery, et cetcryt that cud
every one on 'em been got 'eroun ef
folks sometimes would do just one
little thing- that don' cost a red cent
ner any trouble to speak of an that's
Jest to jlne In an' smile!
Now, there's smiles an' smiles. I don'
mean the ' dark, sneery. srolrky kind
that the cartoon man puts on the vil
lain's' face when be tells Claude Eclair
that he (the aforesaid villain) will have
revenge! ahrr-rr! er that the chee-lld
must die! nor yet the kind of sickly
Imltasnun of a grin that the near
statesman, wears when he meets .s con
stltoont back home, whose vote ho
wants in November, 191C I'm referrln'
to real, genoo-lne, dyed-in-the-wool, one
hundred per cent, sixteen karat, war-ranted-not-to-fade,
flashes out on the faces of some folks
("May their tribe Increase!") like the
burst of th mornin' sun about eleven
o'clock after "an all-night drizzle, like
the lights of a big white dlamon' on
an old blue necktie, like the glitter
of the pure 'snow under the noon-day
sun north of K street, where it's
cleaner, like the warmy feelln" in a
Dolltlshun's heart when Woodrow tells
htm two days before the inauguration
he can have two of his portfolios,
'cause he's put off nomlnatin' his friends
to the cab'net so long they's got mad
an' won't have the Jobs: such smiles
as soothes the little babe with a cuttln'
tooth enlivens th' hearts- o bread-lino
humanity, lightens the weary loads of
them what tolls, or brings nope into tne
sick souls that's lost faith .In men
smiles with lovo in 'em, that's th' kind
I mean. Get me?
Just durln this past week I've been
readln" 'bout some feller an' his wife
what couldn't git along, her -swattln'
him over th' head with th' skillet, an'
him foreettin t' smile an soakln' her
In th eye with th' fam'Jy album; an'j
'bout two little culiud Kids on K street
slashln' each other with a warranted-not-to-cut
safety razor over some little
about;"an? a 16t of 'wash&n dresT-
makers that wuz sore on Woodrow
Wilson heiii he srrfTerl their Httte
fool thing that they hadn't smiled
Wilson because he spiled their little
dressmakln' bees proves to the March
festivities when they'd orter smiled t'
think o sixty thousan' old soldiers
glttln' their badly needed pension money
on time instead of two weeks late; and
so on, and so on. AH this trouble Just
because folks don't jlne In more an'
smile at one another!
It- takes some nerve to smile when
your, wife whales vou w'th th! skillet I
mftitloned. er a feller calls yotra mean
name, or your pocxeioooK .nas oeen t
squeezed a bit. but that's th time of
all ttmesat' put the ruIeMn practice. If
hubby'd;rJest smlle that'-skillet would
go downr-whcre It belonged on 'th No. 6
Ideal gas range, an', into it same of
wlfey's- most appetz!n'- golden flap
Jacks that hubby likes; the kid with
th" razor w'd divide his chewin' gum;
an" th' dressmaker w'd rlcollcct that
she c'dn't 've handled all th' work any
how on them ball dresses without
makin' a lot o folks mad an' losln'
some o her best year.-roun customers.
They'd Just all orter smiled and seen
how much better things wuz that-a-
WhcnUh weather's wet an" foggy, an
yer stummlck's upside down: when
folks Is mean an' hoggy. an" old earth
wears a big frown: don't rush th' can
ner en nmtin". ni- VleV th cat n
mile, but hltchen yer belt-strap up a,
notch, an' tho' It hurts Jest smile!
REXFORD L. HOLMES.
At the meeting of the National New
Thought Center. Washington Loan and
Trust Building Wednesday evening,
"How to Discern the Voice of the
Spirit!" was the subject of Miss Gray's
address and the theme of the open dis
cussion that followed.
To deliver oneself freely to the
guidance of Infinite Truth, stilling all
desires save that of moving In harmony
with Infinite Lovo and Wisdom, and
to wait In that consciousness, nothing
fearing, nothing doubting these ' are
the ways in which to open the inner car
that It may hear. Reason can only
consider Known racts in drawing a
conclusion and as all the facts cannot
be known to finite mind conclusions so
drawn, be they over so logical, must
often fall to deliver the truth. Only
when the mind Is Illumined by the spirit
can we be sure of walking In paths
of wisdom which Is more the knowl
edge. "Iiy their fruits ye shall know them.
and by a cieuniic sense ot peace. ioy
and love, tho fruits of the spirit, we
enn tell that the spirit's voice has been
discerned, and tell it from the voice
of desire. Impulse, or .reason. Lives
so ordered hav- unity like an army
moving under the direction of a gen
eral who kliow-B the whole plan when
desire and linpluse rule. It Is as though
each soldier were moving Independent
ly trving to work out the campaign
from "his own point of view. "Be still,
and know that I am God." If we do
our pait there will be no doubt as to
The subject for next ednesday w ill
bv. "The Fruits of a Spirit of Con
The following musical numbers will be
leudoiid on Sunday at the Congrega
tion Church. At the morning service
Organ prelude. Andante- from Leonore
Symphon). by Raff, anthems. "Blessed
Be the Lord." by Chadvvlck, and "I Will
I.av Me Down in Peace." bj Gadsby;
tenor solo, bv Mr. Ogden: organ post
lude march In B flat, bv Schubert. At
the ' evening service: Organ prelude,
ofTertoIre In E minor, by Batiste: an
thems "O, Jesus, Thou Art Standing."
by Shcpard. and "The Radiant Morn."
by Woodward. "Come I'nto Me." by
Wagner: organ postludc, finale in D, by
Christian Science teaches that there
Is but one God; that He is wholly good,
as Jesus tuught: that He Is all-powerful
und ever present. Logically, therefore.
If Goil is everywhere, has all power, and
is good, there Is no power In evil and
no room for evil. Evil seems real; but
It cannot be eliminated by assuming It
has divine power or is part of tho di
vine economy. Christian Science is
proving that evil can be overcome ac
cording to the Bible statements: "Ho
not overcome of evil, but overcome evil
with good:" "there Is none but one,:
that Is, God." :
In connection with the services at
North Capitol U. E, Church, at North
Capitol and K- streets, it is announced
that Mrs. Delia Jenkins, of Oklahoma,
.. .w-. ... .......v Ut lUOXllU US-
nomlnation. will conduct the services, JecU thelectures aFer "ThA ckuS
assisted by Miss Jennie Smith, of "Wash- ! of the Anglican Church;" "The Va
lngton. Mrs. Jenkins is the- wife of ex- t "dlty of Anglican Order:" VTa Aif-
n ,.. - -.. . . . . . tfinrilv tt th ri!irik-" rhnwiK:iji.
uweriiur jciiKins, oi uKianoroa, ana is
,a woman of "wide celebrity and known
anility, iiiss Jennie Smith Is well
known to Washington audiences as an
evangelist of wide reputation.
The presence or two such speakers
will be of Interest to the members and
many friends of the church.
Rev. L. Morgan Chambers, pastor of
McKendree M. E. Church, Massachu
setts avenue, near Ninth street north
west will receive a class of fifteen
members at the morning service. At
the evening 'service Dr. Chambers will
preface his sermon with a brief pulpit
editorial on "The Washington Merchant
and the Jones-Works BUI. He will
read a list of those merchants who last
May signed a petition circulated in the
Interest of the llauor dealers of Wish.
Dr. Montgomery will speak at the
.Metropolitan Memorial Methodist
Church Sunday morning on the subject:
"The Ministry of Affliction." In the
evening at 8 o'clock, he will give the
fifth sermon In the series, "If I Had
.My Life to Live Over." The special
subject will be "Some First Things
In Foundry Methodist Episcopal
Church, on Sunday morning the Rev.
Dr, W. R. Weddcrspoon will preach on
"Centered in Certainty," and in the
evening he begins a series of Sunday
evening sermons on the general, topic.
"Tragedy and Pathos In the Book of
Books." Sunday evening's discourse t
on "The Tragedy of Jeptha's, Daugh
ter." Excellent music will be rendered
At the Church of the New Jonieil.m
Sixteenth and ' Corcoran streets, win
commence on Sunday evening-a series' of
lectures setting- forth, the jilace " and
message of the new church in the re
ligious world of. this " time. - The first
lecture win dc given By tho Rev. Paul
Sperry on: Sunday evening, the 2d," on
"The Fundamental .Religious Needs ot
Our Time." to be followed by the Rev.
Charles W. Harvey, on the 9th, on
"Emanuel Swedenborg. the Man." On
the 16th; by the Rev. John Goddard. of
Massachusetts, on "Swedenbonr. the
Prophet and Seer." on the 23d by the
Untfhf "SS l iSr5w "
Pae"f'h,f general convenUon. on
Tne New Church, What. Is Itr and
on March 2. by the -Rev. Julian K.
Stmin. "What Is New in the New
. The general readlns circle for the
.study of the writings, of Swedenborg-
uuiua mi mot. iaceun on Wednesday
evening, the 5th, and a devotional 'ser
vice rwlth. brier. address-wilL-be: held
regularly-on Friday .afternoons -Jn the
cnurcfl ai a o ciock. Tnese services and
meetings are all open lothe pupihKl
' m '
is J- ' " "a.
- , - IS SSL i BT.
of These Fine
At 14th and Perry Si&N.W.
$300 Cash and $38 Per Month '
(Which Includes AH Interest)
HESE are the homes that have four porches, where
comparative values elsewhere enjoy but one or two
porches hardwood floors throughout, whereas
other homes have but one floor in hardwood, or none
two fireplaces, where other homes have but one or none
choice of hot-water or hot-air heating system, whereas in
other Jiomes you have no choice.
They are of that vast building operation that includes
over 350 homes built and sold. Th;e fact that but two re
main should demand your immediate consideration.-'
TO INSPKCT Take any 14th street
car going northwest and get off at
Hth and Perry streets oh phone Main
SH3 and we will motor you out. Open
for Inspection every day till S.P. M.
Look for Our Green
ThAe will be .riven at'tAo dnh'
Theater 'on Friday aftemdonsAigbru
ary M, J2Jv 28, and March 1L Vf 4-M
o'clock," i a 'Series of lectBreoirjr,The
AmrftmiTV. rht,H. h tli. Xyt ' , ..-.a
. ,- . OAvrin,., , C,1a.,H ffCT T
"0-" - " JIVV,. c. XJim
; .---- ,-r ---, ?",.L rV..""''u
i awvMi -uc aio kunitatinc- m
charge are Mrs. Henry White, chatr
'man; Mrs, W. CorcoraBEBstiiMtes
uwynn, jars, rtenrr sDot Loage, Mrs.
Richard Mulligan, Mrs. Geerge-Vaader-bllt.
Miss Maude Wetroorc. Mrs, K. R.
Morse. Tickets can be obtained at the
Columbia Theater on or after Febru
The 'many friends ot Re. .Charles P
Wiles, for five years -pastor of Ue
Keller Memorial juutneran unurch,
Mary.Vnd avenue and. Ninth street
northeast, will" regret to learn, of his
resignation, tendered his congregation
last Sunday, which' will take effect APrit
L Dr. Wile has been called, to be
come the editor' or the LutneranVuB&ca-"
tfon Society, with headquarters' in Fhff
adelphla, and wlU have charge ot all the
Sunday school literature of the General
Synod branch of .the Lutheran. XThurcK
In the United States. He has been doing
a large amount 'of, worfc heretofore
along this line, but in his new position
he -will be able to devote his -entire
time to the Sunday school publication
worlc """ "
Under Dr. Wiles' admlnistrallonS-
Keller Memorial Church arid all Its or- -I
ganlzatlons have enjoyed a -s'eady and -substantial
growth. The- congregtlon i
ihjw numbers 25, with more than:-3 f
the Sunday school. Improvements as-,
gregatlng- more- than 95,009." Including: a l
jiipo organ, nave ieen mane during- Jla
incumbency, and all this .sum has been -paid,
as has a crmslderahle'narf Yifc
original indebtedness pir the church. Jit ' t
addition. - the -church, -has.: been deeply f
interested In outside nmntment ma.
tributlng' more than JLC60 annuallyw
benevolent objects. Although no caH
has aa jet been extended-by th Keller
church. It la probable that a' successor
to Dr. Wiles will be cftosen at -Aa earty
date. . t
The snecial -revK-at miwtlnnijui
"held at the Rhode Island Avenue M. H-
wuurai, nrai ana .ttnoae lstana avenue,
under the direction of the Rev.jUeJ:-andei-B--Davidson,
of louIsTHJe, Kyv
have proved a means of -grace to t)e
membership, and have resulted tn trie
conversion of many souls Mr. Dsrift
son is without doubt one of 'the raoi
spiritual evangelists that has vtsKe.
the Rhode Island Avenue Church. Ge4
speaks through htm in mighty powr.
and saint and sinner have been edtte
and saved. - ;
The church has. during the past week,
visited "most of the homes In the Imme
diate, neighborhood, and extendedra per
sonal invitation to attendthe- means ef
grace" " - " sssr -
- fcca;. m.
Meetings tomorrow at. 11
and White Sign
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