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Navy Blue and True Blue,
If Not Presbyterian Blue By Ucv. Andrew K. Bird: Itl ANIHtKW It. Mltl>, I 'a-. I or of (lie (liurrli of I In' 1'il^iiins. 'I'lit' Chief ( 'liaplain of tli** I ' 1 1 ? t ? ? ? I States Navy is well worth knowing. 1 1 ?? is the man who sailed into .Manila Bay with Admiral Dewey in lSM.s. ||(. jv to-day entrusted by the Secretary of the Navy with the leadership of the chaplain eorj>s of the I'nited States Navy I hroughoul the world Presbyterians are always interested in men of large calibre. They must he specially in terested in Chaplain -I. It. Krazier for his breadth of vision and his bigness of heart are now invested in their work at the National < 'apital. The Chiireh of the Pilgrims. Presbyterian, of Washington city, was preparing to carry to the country its message calling the Christians of America to consider the religious situation in the capital and to co-operate in I i 1 1 i 1 1 up our Lord in that city of far-reaching iiiHuence. Its pastor was praying and pondering over who would feed his people during his absencc on t his mission. rnexpectedly Chaplain Fra/icr appeared and spoke: ' I know what is on your In art. I am not a Presbyterian, but a Methodist. But I am this sort of a man, that when I see men serving the Lord .Jesus Christ, with the spirit I have observed in your people, in a city where Christ is so greatly needed, I want to get in and help, without regard to denomination. I otVer you. as a contribution to your effort, my services to preach Sunday morning and evening for you while you are absent." Chaplain Frazicr has already fifteen months of this noble service to his credit. At Christinas a grateful people sent a check of .+.">(? to l.is wife, and a check of $."?() to him, in token of love and appreciation. His re sponse on the following Sunday was to an nounce: "You Presbyterians don't know how much some who are not Presbyterians think of the work you are doing for Christ in Washing ton. I was talking to a good woman this week, and considering the man she has to live with, she is the best woman in the world. She said she had unexpectedly received a check for $50 this week, ami that there were very many fasci nating things she could do with it, but that the best use she felt she could make of it was to take a share in the new building for the Church ( Continued on page 12.) Our Boys and Girls TWO INTERESTING THINGS FOR YOU TO DO. Right iii the corner of our page this week is tin* picture of licv. A. I\. liird, pjistor of the Church of the Pilgrims in Washington. | ). who wrote you a letter on the hack page of last week's paper. Did you sec the big picture of the Capitol building ami read his letter? It yon didn't you better look for the paper to read it now, and then he sure to do what lie asks and write liim a card telling liini ahout it. lie sure to give him your name and address. \fter you hear from him I would like you to write me ahout it for our page so that the other girls and hoys may he interested too. Rev. A. 1\. liird's address is 1'iHJ 2l!nd street. Washington. I >. C. Some day you may go to Washington and when you ? I < ? it will he nice t<> ???? ? to the Church of the Pilgrims because yon will feel that yon know the pastor. If you will turn to Woman's Work, on page ti, you will find a missionary puzzle th;it you will enjoy working out. It is headed "Who Are They i" and "They" are thirty of our mission aries in Korea. (Jet Mother's Pra.ver Calen dar or Survey and see how many of them you can find. This would he fine for a missionary meeting or for Sunday afternoon at home. Send in as many names a>? you can find, even if you don't find them all. I am sure th.it all working together we can make a complete list. II. A. FOR THE HONOR OF THE MASTER. CIIAPTKR TIIKKK. The weeks went along. There eame a Sim day when the Lorings. sitting in their pew at ehnreh, looked up. Mrs. Hastings eame into the pew and sat down beside them, with a wist ful look. Mrs. Loriug laid a welcoming luind on Mrs. Hastings' arm. After ehureli. going home, Mrs. Hastings said hurriedly, "I guess lliis is the lirst time I've been in ehnreh in two years. I always was brought up to ?ro to ehnreh. So was Mr. Hastings, but he got out of the way of it here. Do you mind if I eonie and sit. with you in ehnreh sometimes? I'm coming with you. if you do shut your store Sundays!'' "I hope you'll come every time!" eried Mrs. Loring, smiling. What a reward for one deed of neighborly kindness. Mrs. Hastings eame often to ehureli I after that. Hut Mr. Hastings never appeared, and he never eame to the little store to buy anything, though his wife bought things occa sionally. The little store just about eame out even in expenses, and gave Jane and her mother a liv ing. They had to manage carefully. Cousin Grover had had a sign up "N'o credit. Don't ask for it," so people were used to paying cash for things, and Jane did not give credit. However, there was a very sweet little wom an, Mrs. Caldwell, who belonged to the church and had three children. Her husband was away on business. One day Mrs. Caldwell came into the store, looking troubled. She asked if she might have some groceries on credit. Her husband had not sent the usual money. " T'll pay you just as soon as T can," she said. ?I si ik* granted Mrs. ( 'a Id well ?? rc*? I i 1 . Surely ;in earnest Christian could I ??? trusted. .Mrs. Loring thoughi so. ton. Week after week tin- Caldwell hill mounted. It grew to he fifteen. twenty. thirty dollars! ?lane and her mother ? i i< 1 not know whnt to do. Those dear lit t le ( 'a I dwell ??hihlreii ! One eoiihl not see them stnrve. and Mrs. Csildwell was so grateful and so worried. "Von ate very kind to help me this way." she would say. Nevertheless. when the ('ahlwells owed thirty-five dollars, .lane and her mother t'elt slightly uneasy. Tliev needed that money. "I?ut I think it will he all right." persisted .Mrs. Luring. " "lie that hath pity upon the poor lemh'th unto the Lord." (hie Sunday at ehureh Mrs. Hastings eatne in and sal with the borings as usual. * * lint I eanie pretty near not coming to church this morning." she said afterwards as 1 hey walked home together. "'.Mr. Hastings didn't want tin* '.o eome at all. He is very angry. You know that niee. little Mrs. < 'ahl well who comes to ehureh with her three chil dren "Yes." said Mrs. Loring. "I wonder why she wasn't at ehureh today ?" "Why. she's gone!" said Mrs. Hastings. "That's what my hushand is so angry about. Mrs. Caldwell got word from her hushand. in some other State, ami she just picked right up and went otl' in a hurry with the children. Sh> owed Mr. Hastings five dollars for wood. Sh is;:'! coming hack, and she sent word by a hoy that she'd send the tive dollars when she could. Hut lie doesn't believe he will ever get the money, and he's so angry! lie says she's a cheat ! lie says she just went io ehureh to get standing in the community, so she could run in debt. There are sueli people, you know. And she didn't even leave her address. She's gone !" Jann was so startled she almost cried out. She looked at her mother. Hotli kept still. "It's awful for ehureh folks to cheat!" con tinued Mrs. Hastings. "It gives outsiders such a handle against the church." The borings tried to he natural. Hut it was a great relief when Mrs. Hastings left them. Once alone. .Jane turned toward her mother in consternation. "Mother." she cried, "thirty five dollars! Do you suppose we arc going to lose all that.' Mrs. Caldwell went otl' without sending us any word at all ! And she owes u^ thirty-live dollars! It 'll almosi ruin us to lose that !" Mrs. Loring was a little pale. "Well. Jane, sin* said, "perhaps she'll send the money. 1 don't think she meant to cheat. You know how tenderly she used to talk about ( iod > watchful care. I believe at heart she is holiest, and sometime she will pay. I was so afraid you'd say something before Mrs. Hast ings and she'd tell her husband. We mustn't let them know, for the honor of the ehureh. I don't know what Mr. Hastings would say." < To he continued.) A CHILD'S PRAYER. We thank Thee. Lord for daily bread; And all the blessings on us shed; We pray Thee, fill us with Thy love. And guide us to oar home above.