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of these men this question: "Are you glad
you didn't get an education?" Keep track of the answers you get and then do a little se rious thinking. ? The Cave Scout, in Boy's Life. A PRESENT FOR JESUS. i A little girl had ten cents given her ? ten bright new pennies. "This," she said, laying aside a second pen ny, "is for Jesus, too." "But," said her mother, "you have already given one to Jesus." "No," said the child, "but that belonged to him; this is a present." A STORY OF LIGHTS. The night had come. The sun had disap peared, and birds had tucked their heads be neath their wings to rest. A night bird flew close to an electric light. "Of what use are you?" asked the bird. "You give so little light compared with the sun !" "I do the best I can," said the light. "Think how dark this coiner would be if I were not here! People walking and driving might run into one another and some one might get hurt." "That's true," said the bird; and away he ? flew. Then he came near a gas-light, standing apart from houses and busy streets. "Of what use are you?" asked the bird. "You do not give as much light as the. electric light!" "I do the best I can," said the light. "Do you not see that steep bank just beyond? If I were not here, some one might fail to see it and fall." "That's true," said the bird, and away he flew. Soon his sharp eyes spied a lamp in a win dow. "Of what use arc you?'.' asked the bird. "You do not give even as much light as the gas-light." "I do the best I can. I am in the window to throw light down the path, that Farmer Brown may see the way when he comes home. I do my best." "That's true," said the bird, and away he flew, thinking, "The little and great, all are h el pers. ' ' ? K inder garten Review. COMPLETE SUPPLY. A woman had her little daughter at a shoe store to be fitted. The clerk put one shoe on and asked her to walk around and see how it felt. She did so, then said to the clerk: "It feels allwight; I'll take" two of 'em." 7 Children's Letters FRENCH CHILDREN'S FUND. Previously acknowledged, $148.25; John Ken nedy, Jr., $5; Carita Fleiner, 25c.; Louise and John Powell, $3; MaVy Buck, $1; Billie Mid dleton, $2.50; the Clemmers, $3; Irene Sin clair, 25c. ; Edward Traynham, 25c. ; Armis tend Traynham, 10c.; total, $103. GO. The Hi Y Club of the Hamilton (O.) High School is adopting one hundred Belgian and French orphans. To date $400 of the fund has been collected. A LETTER FROM FRANCE. Dear Friends: I have had a letter from France thanking us for the money sent to Elise Joinaud. Madame Joinaud wrote to her pas Children's Sermon PUTTING OFF. "And He Said Tomorrow." Exodus 8 :10. For a long time the children of Israel had been slaves in the land of Egypt and had been badly treated by Pharaoh the king. Finally God sent Moses to Pharaoh to ask liim to let God's people go out of the land of Egypt. Pharaoh would not agree to do this, because the Israelites were good, hard working people and he thought he could keep them ? and make them work for him. Then God sent the plagues upon Egypt to make Pharaoh let the Israelites go in peace. One of these plagues was the plague of frogs. Out of the river came hundreds and thousands of frogs and spread over all the land. There were frogs in the fields, frogs around the houses, frogs in every part of the houses, in the beds, in the ovens and in the bread troughs. Just think of going to bed and finding several frogs there; or of finding frogs in the kitchen stove, or in the pans, or on the dining room table. They got so bad that the people didn't know what to <lo about it. Now Pharaoh had seen Moses do wonderful things by the power of.God and he knew that God, through Moses, had caused all these frogs to come up out of the river, so ho sent for Moses and said, "Entreat the Lord, that He may take away the frogs from me." Moses answered, "When shall I entreat the Lord?" And Pharaoh said "Tomorrow." Can you think of any reason in the world why he should have put off till tomorrow what he needed so much that very day? Why did he let the people suffer from the frogs all through that day and night? If you can't think of any reason for that maybe you can tell me why sometimes I hear a boy say, "I'll fill tip the wood box tomorrow," or a girl say, "I'll dust the parlor tomorrow?" Why not today? If tomorrow ever comes it will be a wonderful day. We'll study better than we did today, somebody will make up that half hour's practice she lost last week, somebody will mend the slit in her dress instead of just wearing something else, somebody will pile ex tra wood under the porch to be ready for a wet spell, somebody will be kind to the new boy in school, somebody else will ask another girl to go to Sunday-school. We won't say tomorrow; but today, now, this minute. How would it seem if we came in hungry from school and asked mother for bread and jam and she said "I'll get it for you tomor row." Suppose some boy ask^l mother to sew a button on his coat and she said, "I'll do it tomorrow," when she knew he would be away at school all day. The worst of it is that it gets easier and easier to put things off till tomorrow. We put off the tilings other people tell us to do, then we put off the things our conscience tells us to do. When some day Christ speaks to us and asks us to give our hearts to him, will we still say, "Tomorrow will do, or next year. I'll think about it when I'm older?" II. A. tor and he wrote to us sending her letter also. She was very grateful for our help. Our fund is still growing and we are all en joying the work more and more. The next children we will have will probably be some from Northern France, from the part of the country that the Germans held for so long. These children's fathers were not able to fight for France, because they were taken prisoners and carried into Germany, or forced to work for the Germans. These people have been robbed of practically everything they had. Many of the men died in Germany and many who have come back are broken in health. It will be splendid to be able to help them, because they have suffered so much. Helen Argyle. BACK TO SCHOOL. Dear Presbyterian : 1 am a little girl nine years old. We have had the flu, and I missed two weeks from school. I hate to miss, but it can't be helped. I guess I can go by Tuesday. I am getting along fine at Sunday school. 1 am in the Shorter Catechism. I can soon re cite it. Your little friend, Lexington, Va. Kate Lackey. Dear Kate: We are sorry you had to miss so much time with the flu, but are glad you can go back now. Write to us again soon. H. A. BIRTHDAY PRESENT. ? Dear Miss Argyle : I am sending the prom ised twenty-five cents for Elise and the little boy. You may call this her birthday present if you like. I wanted to write her a letter for her birthday, but her address was lost. Her birthday is on the same day mine is (5th of February). I will be seventeen years old to morrow. Our school has been closed one month on account of the "flu." Almost every one in Mullins has had it. We will start back 1o school again Monday. We do not know whether we can finish our grades or not; but Ave mean to try very hard. Do you mind pub lishing Elise's address once more? Your friend, Mullins, S. C. Irene Sinclair. Dear Irene: We are glad to know that you have recovered from the flu, and do hope that the school work may progress smoothly now. It was a lovely idea to send Elise a birthday present. Her address is Mile. Elise Joinaud, care Mme. Marie Joinaud, Cherveise-Cubas, # France. AN ANSWER. Dear Presbyterian: I take pleasure in an swering Frances Crawford's enigma. It is found in Ephesians 4, the 26th verse: "Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath." Fruit, orange; season, winter; part of speech, pronoun; month ol year, August; name of State, Washington; something children like, toys ; something madt by insects, honey; something people must not drink, brandy; another word for lived, dwelt. I will send an enigma real soon. Your little friend, Nashville, Tenn. Mary Cornelia Webb. Dear Mary: You have done good work in finding the answer. Be sure to send that enig ma soon, H. A. Two boys, aged sixteen and thirteen, at De witt, Iowa, who four years ago were given $25 to buy a bicycle, invested the money in hogs, and today have GOO ITampshires valued at $25,000, own a prize boar for which they refuse $2,000, and have won eighty-three prizes, including three blue ribbons.