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(Continued from rage 7.) full reward of our work along the line of Christian education. We must see to it that our colleges are equipped to the last detail. It is not enough to have the students. \\Te have got to be able to give to these young men the very best that can be given. We should be satisfied with nothing else. The success of any concern de pends not only upon the amount of business it has, but perhaps more on how it handles that business. Our great opportunity is here; right on us. God grant that we may not let it slip through indifference, pride or tight wadedness! The students are in our colleges, coming each year in larger numbers, but if we do not meet them with the right equipment, this magnificent privilege Is not going to be ours always. Hampden-Sidney. OUR OPPORTUNITY AT WASHING TON IN THE LIGHT OF RE CENT OCCURRENCES. By Rev Russell Cecil, D. D. As the public campaign, under the auspices af our General Assembly, to strengthen the work of Christ in the city of Washington, approaches its terminus, two sets of facts are being given much space in the secular newspapers. Both of these facts em phasize the serious importance of the campaign tor the Church of "the Pil grims. The first set of facts concerns the World Conference for the Limitation of Armament now in session at Washington. The most influential men of practically all the nations ot the world are gathered to discuss is sues of momentous import, that may mean life or death, and prosperity or distress, to millions yet unborn. We need to remember that this Con ference is but one of such world gatherings as will probably meet through the year in our capital. The opportunity offered to Chris Study Bible Now! Better Than College Course William Lyon Phelps, A. M., Ph. D., professor of English language and literature, Yale University, says: "I thoroughly believe in a university education for both men and women; but I believe a knowl edge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible. "Every one who has a thorough knowledge of the Bible may truly be called educated; and no other learning or culture, no matter how extensive or elegant, conform a proper substitute." And President Harding says: "I have always believed in the inspira tion of the Holy Scriptures, whereby they have become the expression to man of the Word and will of God." The Correspondence method of Bible study is the best method (or securing a thorough knowledge of the Bible ? batter than any oral teaching can posaibly be. More than 7,000 persons of 40 difTerent.occupations are now enrolled in one or more of the Moody Bible Institute's Correspondence Courses studying the inspired Revelation under the direction of eminent. Spirit-filled, Bible scholars. To really know the Bible is an education out of which springs the fullest and best develop ment of one's powers in any vocation. This marvelous Book has moulded earth's loftiest characters. It meets man's deepest needs. It charts the onlv path to real and lasting success. Die in it as for gold and you will secure treasure of value and extent beyond any calculation. Letters of warmest appreciation are constantly received from students and graduates. For example: President Warren G. Harding "It has never been my privilege to be fascinated with Bible study aa I am with this course." "I have come to know the Bible in an entirely new light. The Old Testament la now Intensely interesting." "The benefits I have received from tha Synthetic Course are beyond estimate and above price." No matter what your occupation you can study the Bible by correspondence. 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As the much-reported World Con ference at Washington to-day effec tively illustrates the large propor tions of the opportunity now offered to Southern Presbyterians to strengthen the influence of our Sa viour in Washington, so the second set of facts concerning our capital, which have appeared in the press of late, emphasizes the intense need in Washington to-day of the saving and restraining influence of the religion of our Lord. Many people have been told that because Washington was our capital, our source of law, it must, therefore, be an unusually law-abiding and Christian town. The recent disclo sure in the public press destroyed these pleasant illusions, and present to us a problem worthy of earnest attention. A recent issue of a generally con servative Washington paper, the Washington Post, in a double-column heading, on the front page, gave to the public a speech by Congressman Roy G. Fitzgerald, of Ohio, before the House of Representatives, in which he declared that, "According to the figures compiled by the chief clerk of the Police Department, Washington leads all the cities in crime"; he adds: "It is not merely in minor crimes that Washington seems to lead all the other cities, but in more serious crimes as well." Take the comparison between Wash ington and New York in assault and battery cases alone. New York, with a population of five million six hun dred and twenty thousand and forty eight, had three thousand three hun dred and eighty-six assault and bat tery cases, while Washington, with a population of four hundred and thir ty-seven five hundred and seventy one, shows two thousand and fifty four such cases. We get further side-lights on local conditions by comparing the number of murders committed in Washington with those in other cities. According to official reports, Washington, with its 437,300 or so population, had forty-four mur ders during the year ending last June; Cleveland, with 796,300, had sixty-nine; the ratio in the latter city being considerably less, and Cleve land, by reason of an extensive for eign population, long has had a rep utation for numerous crimes of vio lence. Continuing the comparison, we find * * * Pittsburgh, with 588, 300, had a mere dozen murders, and Milwaukee, with 20,300 more than Washington, had only a dozen mur ders, to Washington's forty-four. He concludes: "Examining the records in any light I can throw upon them, Washington seems to lead all other cities in crimes of violence." In addition to this disclosure of the unfortunate conditions in our capital, which it is well to remember was made by a member of Congress, resident in Washington, on the floor oif the House of Representatives, and given to the public by a well-known Washington newspaper in the evident hope that conditions might be bet tered, there appeared in the press of the country recently a speech made at Detroit by President John H. Uartlett, of the United States Civil Service Commission. Mr. Bartlett was pleading that more attention be paid to the moral character of the office-seekers and office-holders of our government. He urged our citizens to remember that the employees of the Federal Government are the "very protectors of our lives and the guardians of our property." He add ed, the quality of these Federal em ployees "absolutely determines the quality of our government." 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