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tions, &b the case might be. But on the following Wednesday, when he was again in the class, which wag attended by about ninety men, I saw that something had gone wrong. We were talking about prayer, and after a few Introductory words from myself to explain the su^^ect, the men gav? out their various verses, and some spoke briefly in their simple, earnest way. A look of rage and intense annoy ance was on tho shoemaker's face. I can call it nothing less; and as he seemed scarcely able to contain him self, I felt very much disturbed and extremely uncomfortable, for I did not know what might occur. As they all had to pass my chair when they went out, they often shook hands with me, or had something special to say, ? and were generally smiling, and look od as if they had greatly enjoyed their little time together. But the shoe maker walked past mo head erect, with a look of great wrath on his faco. As usual, they all flocked into the large Coffee Room adjoining, which held several hundreds of men; and I went in also. There at a table sat three men, apparently in high alter cation. Coujier was one of them, and he was in fierce argument with two other men that I knew. "What is the matter?" I said, go ing up to them, and taking a chair at the same table. "He," said one of them, nodding towards Cooper, "didn't like the class. It has upset him. He didn't like what was said." "Oh! what was it?" I inquired. "Did I say something you did not like, Mr. Cooper?" "No!" he replied. "You did not say It yourself^ a fool of a man, a perfect idiot, who can most likely neither read or write, he said it; and you never stopped him or told him to hold his tongue. You ought not to allow those things. They do a lot of harm." "I wonder what it was," I remark ed. "I would so much like to know what he said." "Pray without ceasing," Cooper thun dered out, striking his hand on the table. "I know he said it, for I heard him myself. Fool! I would like to deal with him. I would soon settle him up." "But, listen to me," I replied. "He < |s not speaking his own words. That was not his opinion. He was quoting the Bible. Here it is," and I pointed to the verse in 1 Thessalonians 5. "What!" he said more indignantly than ever, "in the Bible! Then I will never open a Bible again. I will never come near this place again. No more classes for me. It is just those sort of things that make us ? " I stopped him short, as I did not want the other men to hear his Infidel opinions. "There is an explanation," I be gan; but he would go on; and this Is what he said: "If you tell people to go and^ay their prayers at a proper time, it is all right, for many people don't pray at all. But to say 'witheout ceasing!' that is what I object to. For it is im possible, and you know it Is." "Is It?" I asked. "How can you prove that?" "Well, I am t -/joemaker, and, for Instance, it would be Impossible to pray when you are turning the heel of a boot!" He said this very em phatically, as though It could not be introverted. s "Oh!" I replied. "As I am not a ^ shoemaker, I do not quite understand. I wish I were one. Then perhaps I could answer you." "No, you couldn't," he said, shaking his head. "Is it very difficult?" I asked. v ? "It takes all you know to do it; and it takes all your thought. You havs to give your mind to it." "I am very much puzzled," I re plied, "for you must know what you are talking about; and the only light I can see on it is this: The Bible must have been written for me, and for this carpenter, and the bricklayer here, ? but not for shoemakers." He still looked angry, so I proceed ed to explain. "When do you breathe?" I asked. "Do you say when you get up, 'I will breathe a little while, then I will have my breakfast. I will breathe again for a little while. Then I will do my work,' and so on all day?" "Of course not," he answered, ab ruptly. "I keep on breathing all the time." "That is the answer," I said. "Prayer is 'the Christian's vital breath, the Christian's native air.' When we are born again we begin to live the new life; aiul prayer is our breath. Wo do not know any diffi culty about it. It is natural to us. It goes on at any timo or all times ? ? all day long. Now, please do not talk any more about this matter. Think it over quietly." A few days passed during which I was absent from home. On the fol lowing Saturday evening when I went into the Coffee Rooms I saw a man in the crowd holding up his hand as a sign that he wished to speake to me. It was the shoemaker, who greeted me with a radiant smile. "You can pray when you are turn ing the heel of a boot!" he said, Joy ously. The man seemed transformed. A wonderful delight was in his face. "How do you explain that?" I said, "I should-, like to hear about it." ^ "Prayer is your life," he answered, "when you are born again. It is my new life. The discovery has opened an entirely new world to me." The eagerness and intensity with which he spoke cannot be described. He continued a very devoted, earnest Christian, and a very happy one. He knows that the Bible was written for shoemakers, too. ? Sunday-School Times. BIEDERWOLF CALIFORNIA CAM PAIGN. The San Jose congregation was one of twenty-six churches of the city unit ing in an evangelistic campaign be ginning September 10th and closing October 18th, under the direction of Dr. W. E. Biederwolf. A house-to-house canvass of the en tire city was made for the purpose of gathering statistics, showing church affiliation, church preference, if any, of non-members, and locating un placed church letters. Pastors continually kept the pros pective meetings before their people and secured individual pledges of prayer for their success; also agree ments to set aside all Bocial functions during the time of the revival meet ings. Blanks were given to individ uals who would pledge to pray and work for the conversion of persons In whom they were especially Interested from the time of placing thir names on the blanks to the close of the meetings. Various committees were formed, namely: Devotional, finance, building, music, personal work and ushers. The chairman chosen for the last two named was our pastor, Rev. David Steele Sharpe. Union prayer meetings held in various parts of the city fostered a spirit of fellowship. Joint and separate meetings of the committees were held from time to time to complete their plans. At last the tabernacle, the labor of which was largely donated, with a ?eating capacity of 6,000, was com pleted, and the Biederwolf party ar rived. The first service was held Sep tember 10th, at 11 o'clock A. M., con sisting of a joint service of the twenty six churches. The acoustic properties of the tabernacle were such that a speaker using an ordinary tone of voice could bo heard in the most re mote part of the building. In his introductory remarks Mr. Biederwolf said he was a married man, forty-nine years of age, a Ger man, and that was about all to be said regarding himself; it was his cus tom to go without a vest; he never wore a Prince Albert coat, and did not wish his name preceded by "Rev." His wife accompanied him. He Intro duced the noted Scotch tenor, Mr. Wil liam McEwan, who came with him as a leader of the choir. The members of the National Male Quartet ? Mr. Backomeyer, first tenor; Mr. Heaton, second tenor; Mr. Sluyter, first bass, and Mr. Jones, Becond bass, singers of marked ability and men of a high degree of culturo otherwise ? were presonted. Mrs. Fuller, formerly con nected with an institution of oratory and expression, accompanied the party as a helper. Mrs. Biederwolf and Mrs. Sluyter were helpers In the party; Mr. Joe Elliott, a Philippino, was also a helper. Tho most important part of this service and of others that followed came in the latter part of the sermon, when the urgent Invitation was given to confess Christ. Affirmative re sponses were obtained from the be ginning, but the evangelists were not altogether satisfied with the condi tions; the yhad been accustomed to larger audiences and a larger choir. At the request for a show of mem bers from different denominations it was learned that the United Presby terian church had the largest per centage of members present and the largest percentage of attendance in the choir. Pastors and committees were called together and through re newed effort the attendance and in terest were greatly increased, and the choir was augmented to six hundred voices, forty of which were from our own congregation. Meetings were held at the taberna cle every evening in the week, except ing Monday. At the close of the first Saturday evening a parade of about 2,000 Christians singing through the main streets of San Jose was led by the evangelists and pastors; on one of the main corners Mr. Biederwolf led in prayer and made an address. One forenoon an automobile party, In Bible Boys and Girls By C. D. WILSON and J. K. REEVE. A charming volume of Bible stories for young people, telling all about the Boys and Girls of the Bible ? how they looked, where they lived, and what they did. Splendidly printed and lxiund in red cloth, with decorated cover. Illustrated. Size 5*-4x8 inches. Publisher's price $1.25. OUR SPECIAL PRICE, $1.00, Postpaid. 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