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"WEE TALES FOR WEE TOTS." Verses, jinnies and charming stories, combined with six colored plates and numer ous black and white illustrations, go to make up this very attractive book for the little ones. The binding is in blue cloth, decorated, and the sire of book is SxlO1,. inches. Special Price, 45c, Postpaid. "LADY LINDA." By AMY BROOKS. Miss Brooks is one of the most popular and successful American authors of books for children between six and twelve vears, and "Lady Linda is one of the most charm ing she has ever written. Illustrations in color by the author. Special Price, 45c, Postpaid. "I WONDER WHY." By ELIZABETH CORDON. Simple verses, each of which seems to express a thought which is, at one time or another, in the mind of a child. The topsy-turvy reflection, in the brook, the strange effect upon objects seem through the opera glass, the mystery of words that seem to flow from the pencil's point, and the who ? these and similar subjects, quaintlv illustrated by M. T. ("Penny") Ross, form the contents of this whimsical little book. Special Price, 40c, Postpaid. Order From PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION, Richmond, Ya., Texarkana, Ark. -Tex. only materials to make the plates could be marketed, the buyer having personally to take these raw mate rials ? nitrate of silver, collodion and a piece of glass ? himself in a dark tent, smear the glass with the collodion and dip it in a bath of nitrate of silver. Intuition and ambition urged him on, and his alert mind, his keen per ception, his sound common sense quickly solved th? problem. He hired a room as a workshop for a few dol lars a month, engaged a young man to look after the routine work during the day, and he himself did all the delicate chemical operations at night. It was not uncommon for young East man to toil all night in his little fac tory without a chance to undress or to go to bed, his sleep consisting only of very brief naps while chemicals were working. When Saturday night came he went home to bed and usually slept straight through until Monday morning, aroused only to eat a couple of meals on Sunday. George Eastman has little love for money except as an instrument for accomplishing worthy aims. He has always lived unostentatiously. Hav ing no children of his own ? he is a bachelor ? he has become a sort of father of his city. His gifts to Ro chester have Included large sums to the University of Rochester and to the General Hospital, while other benefac tions have been made to the Hahne man Hospital, the Homeopathic Hos pital, the Friendly Home, the Chil dren's Hospital, the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., and the City Park. He is now providing a dental dispensary for children, which will be the finest in the country. He has spent both time and money in securing good civic government, one of his steps toward that end having been the establish ment of the Bureau of Municipal Re took a leading part in the organization of the Rochester Art Commission and has personally striven to adorn the city and its public buildings and parks. His love of art Is equaled only by his fondness for good music, in the cultivation of which he has been ac tive, helping in the support of a Ro chester orchestra having been only one of his activities in this direction. He has also distributed money freely outside of Rochester, but usually anonymously. He was one of the late Booker T. Washington's ardent supporters, and his farm in North Carolina Is supplementing the practical training of negroes carried on at Tuskegee. His own employees have been Mr. Eastman's special care. Kodak Park Works is an example of how attractive a large plant and its environment can be made. Moreover, he has enabled hundreds of the older employees to amass a competency through owner ship of kodak stock, while his annual distributions to all classes of employees have been notable ? the latest wage dividend approximated $900,000. HOW THE RESIDENT'S CHURCH RAISES MONEY. When President Woodrow Wilson, soon after his inauguration in 1913. selected a church to attend during his residence in Washington, it hap pened that his choice fell upon one which enjoyed the unique distinction in the National Capital of never hav ing held a bazaar or fair for the pur pose of raising money. This was the Central Presbyterian church, then lo cated at Third and I streets, N. W.t but since then removed into a new church home at Sixteenth and Irving streets, N. W. The President doubt less knew nothing of the record of this church for raising its money without resorting to oyster suppers and strawberry festivals, but there are those who believed he chose it because of the pure gospel message presented from the pulpit by its pas tor, the Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor. For upwards of half a century this congregation has maintained its place and contributed generously to all the benevolences of the church at largo, as well as to local charities, without resorting to the questionable method ? rather the unquestionably bad method ? of the church "fair." This congregation was organized by the Rev. A. W. Pitzer, D. D., in 18C8, in connection with the Southern Presbyterian Assembly, upon the basis of a gospel church with a Bible min istry, to be supported entirely by the voluntary gifts of the membership. The years that have followed have amply justified the wisdom of this plan as well as evincing the blessing of God upon this work, and statistics of Washington churches, taken few years ago, showed that Central Pres byterian church, together with the Second Presbyterian church of the same city, the one conducted upon the sane principles of giving, stood first in per capita gifts to foreign missions. A number of receptions and socials have been given, but never has a guest been asked to help pay for the re freshments. A large reception succeeding a very thrilling meeting in the church was given a few years ago to Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, of Labrador, a personal friend of the pastor of Central church. The lecture room was crowded with guests, and a number of people took occasion to remark, "Is all this free? We never saw such hospitality in this city." No admission was charged to this lecture, or is ever charged under any circumstances to any lecture, and yet a large sum was raised for Dr. Grenfell. In the spring of 1907 the congrega tion, after a morning service, gave two thousand dollars for repairs, and less than a year later the congregation in fifteen minutes subscribed a supple mental sum of eight hundred dollars, which was all paid up in less than two months. In the spring of 1909 the church desired to extend its work in the city, and the congregation gave one thou sand dollars to supplement generous gifts by two individuals. This was the beginning of a movement which resulted in.the purchase of a site and the erection of the present new struc ture at Sixteenth and Irving streets, of which President Wilson laid the corner-stone. Pastor and peoplo by common consent decided to avoid ex travagance in the building, but it is considered a model of good taste for a church home and a house of God. The old church at Third and I streets was sold for a fair sum, and the con gregation's aim is to pay off the build ing debt at the rate of five thousand dollars a year besides the interest. The latter sum was raised for this purpose on Sunday, January 28, 1917, with seven hundred and fifty for in terest. The great majority of the peo ple made real sacrifices to raise this amount. During all this time this church continues to support, besides the pas tor. a pastor emeritus; a pastor in China; a missionary in Brazil; and as sists liberally in the support of two home mission pastors. A Christmas tree loaded with gifts of every conceivable kind, and still more gifts surrounding it, is seen ev ery Christmas season in the Sunday school room. This is part of the an nual Christmas giving exercise, a plan suggested some time ago by The Sun day-School Times, and which the pas tor of this church adopted whita in charge of a church in Anchorrge, Kentucky. The children have a bet ter time than if they were receiving instead of giving these presents. Can a church be run without fairs and bazaars? The Central Presby terian church has been doing without such things for nearly fifty years with a congregation that is made up almost entirely of people who have very mod erate and in many cases very small incomes. What the Central Presbyterian church is doing every church can do, if it will, in this matter of liberality and sacrifice. ? A Member of the Church. A SACK OF WORRIES. A wayfarer carried a heavy sack, under which he tolled and complained unceasingly. From none could he get help or comfort. And as he slowly journeyed, groan ing under his burden, the Angel of Optimism came to liim and spoke kindly, saying: "Brother, what carriest thou?" The man answered surlily: "My worries." The angel smiled pityingly upon him and said: "Let us look into thy burden and examine thy worries." And so they looked in. But lo! the sack was empty. "Why, surely," cried the man, "there were two great worries, too heavy for me to bear. But ? ah, yes, I had forgot ? one was a worry of yesterday, and so It is gone." "And the other?" "That ? why. that was a worry of tomorrow, and it ? It has not yet come." Then the angel smiled with infinite pity, saying: "Hearken! He who bows himself down under the worries of yesterday and tomorrow wears himself out for nought. But he who carries only the worries of today has no need of a sack for his sorrows. If thou will cast this black thing aside, and give all thy strength and cheer and cour age to the things of today, real mis fortune never can burden thee." Wondering, the man did as the angel commanded. And as he took up his journey and went lightly, swiftly on, his heart and his hands were free to relieve many a brother wayfarer of his burdens and to pluck sweet fruits and flowers along the wayside. And when he came at last to the setting of the sun it was with smiles and a song. ? The Christian Herald. A shipment of 600,000 feet of cellar logs recently came from Nicaragua to New York merchants. PLANTS. 15 Wakefield's Ever-blooming Roses, postpaid, $1; 5 for 50c. 27 big re-rooted Tomato Plants, postpaid, 50c.; 75 for $1. Sweet Potato Plants, $1.75 per 1,000, by express; Nancy Hall and others. Free catalog. Wakefield Plant Farm, Charlotte, N. C. Stephenson Seminary C-$"Z" A Christian home school for stria. Lit erary cours*. music, art. languages, phy sical culture. Session opens Sept. If 19? ?. Send t or catalog. Mary Baldwin Seminary Established In 1842. Far Young Ladles. Staunton, Va. Term begins September 14, 1914. Located In the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Un surpassed climate, handsome bulldlnfi and modern appointments. Student! past session from 36 states. Courses: Collegiate (8 years); Preparatory (4 years), accepted by leading col leges. Small classes and thorough work Muaie, Art and Domestle Set* ?nee. Modern equipment In all de partments. Send for catalogue. Msrlssss P. Hlcrtna. Principal. 1767 Hampden-Sidney College 1917 "The Ideal Southern College." Thorough work. Healthful location. Christy influences. High ideals. Choice associations. Expenses moderate. 14 unit entrant* requirement. Confer* B. A., B. 8., M. A., B. Lit. New gymnasium. Large athlettf field. Tennis courts. Running track. Session begins September 12, 1917. For catalogue address j PRESIDENT H. TUCKER GRAHAM, D. D.t Hampden-Sidney, Va. LUCIA GALE-BARBER School of Rhythm and Correlated Arts A SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES (The Original School for Rhythmic Training) Day School ? Regular city grades with the addition of Rhythmic Training, French or Spanish, and Handiwork. Specials ? Music. Expression, Fine and Applied Arta (including Interior Deco ration and Sculpture), Languages, English Studio Classes? Health, Corrective, Artistic and Normal Training courses in Rhythmic Training, the greatest new thing in education. Scholarships for Normal eourse. Boarding Department ? Girls 8 to 15 years and older special students. Highest endorsement. MRS. MARY GALE DAVIS. Ph. D., Principal 1814 Belmont Road, Washington, D. C. Educators, physicians and others who are interested are invited to visit the school. DIXIE SCHOOL ... . ? (ANNEX TO HOME PLACE SCHOOL) Physically or mentally backward children receive scientific treatment in homo jute atmosphere. I he aim is (1) to remove cause of backwardness: (2) discover under* lying native ability; and (3) develop each child's powers for acquiring that means d wlf-euDport for which he is best fitted. ALICE C. HINCKLEY, M. A., Director. Randolph 2582. 1604 Lamb Ave., Richmond, Va., Alvista Heights.