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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL-SUNDAY MORNING.
Observations of a Day By the AMATEUR AmHEY call him the Poet. I do w I w not know that he ever wrote . I any poetry, but he has some- I how earned the reputation. Perhaps it is because he goes about reading other men s poetry for women's clubs and talking about the authors. He has two or three poetry lectures which are in tlla favor among the high-browed. Also he collects rare books and things ana knows something about architecture and pictures I don't know how much but enough to impress people out here where a man Isn't expected to know much of anything except how to earn a living for his family and where the Uplift is left largely to the women. The women fairly dote upon the Poet. They say he has the artistic tem perament. He is the sort of person who shudders if he finds a triptych which an ignorant amateur decorator, In his unguided search for the beauti ful, has used upside down. Under stand, I don't know what a triptych is, but anyway he is always going around picking people's houses and clothes to pieces and explaining how they are ar tistically impossible, violating all the canons of art and so forth. No doubt he is right, but it is the sort of talk calculated to make a healthy man long to give him a swift and vigorous kick. The Poet is as careful about his dress as he is about everything else. He wears his hair rather long and affects a Van Dvke beard. He would faint away at a ready-made cravat or any such sartorial monstrosity, and he has pent the best part of his life trying to impress western men with the im portance of correct dress for all occa sions the frock coat and silk hat and such toppy lugs for afternoon and the proper functions of the dinner coat and full evening dress. An error of English jars the sensi tive soul of the Poet, and a faulty pronunciation gives him a nervous headache. Still he enjoys pointing out such errors and holding forth upon them. Anything that gives him an op portunity to tell what he knows is worth while to the Poet. Talking is really his long suit. He does this in a gentle voice of ladylike modulations and says a great many high-sounding things which impress the average man who reads nothing except the headlines and the sporting page in the daily pa pers. They do not know that the Poet's Ideas are all borrowed and many of his expressions as well. They think him, as they express it, "very brainy and literary." Anybody must be who can talk so long without uttering a sin gle intelligible sentence. However, they are perfectly willing that some one else should listen to his lectures. But for all his fine discriminating taste, his delicate reserves, and sensitive shrlnkings, his artistic temperament, and all the rest his admirers would probably say because of these, but that doesn't go with me the Poet is a fire side tyrant one of thoje petty, exact ing tyrants who know how to make a whole family miserable. His wife, who is just an ordinary woman who might have been very happy with a plain, plug man, wears an habitual expres sion of deprecation and apology and has worn out the best years of her life in a vain effort to come up to the artistic expectations of her husband, to share his emotions over poetry and things, to understand his antipathies and ward oft his wrath when the an tipathies are unusually aroused. His children are frightened to death of him and it is almost an impossibility to keep a servant In the household. Of course the club women rave over him and the papers habitually refer to him as a Poet or a dilettante in art, or a literateur or some other term that sounds equally good and equally vague to the reporters who do pieces about his lectures or after-dinner talks at public and lodge banquets. And no doubt his wife worships him it's a way women have with selfish, domi neering, arrogance In masculine guise but all the same she'd been much happier with a plain, plug man who Bald "have saw," used a toothpick at the table, liked Charles Harris in mu sic, the chromo in art and wouldn't know a dithryamb If he should meet it coming up the street. A man and a woman are rarely "on the square" with one another. Prob ably If they were the race suicide alarmists would have more to worry about. For the chances are that in every love affair, duplicity and deceit of a narmiess sort, play a large and Im portant part. If the average man who Ms In love with a girl knew h fir a i rVi really is and not as her pose and his passion have made her seem to him, and if she could see him stripped of tho glamour of romance in which her imagination nas enveloped him and the attitude of chivalry, conscious and un conscious, which his feeling for her has engendered, it is safe to say their In terest in one another would not last long. And that Is why marriages are often failures and why romantic love rarely outlasts the honeymoon. The man and woman have loved not Public Sale REGISTERED Holstein-Frisian Cattle STATE FAIR GROUNDS, TOPEKA, KANS., Wednesday, Nov.. 29th g Head Registered and Grade Holstein-Frisian Cows, 11 Heifers and Bulls, rich in the blood of the best milk and butter families. Some of the cows now fresh, some to calve soon, and others in early spring. A portion of the offering are Heifers, the making of great producing cows, and a few bulls. Shady Brook Oerban Sir D Kol, 30479 : nine nearest ancestors average a seven-day Butter Record of 26 lbs. each. SALE. WILL BEGIN AT 1 O'CLOCK SHARP Terms made known day of sale. Write now for catalogue. Hi N. HALDEMAIM, Topeka, Kan., or Girard, Kan. PHILOSOPHER each other as they really are and as they reveal themselves under closer ac quaintance, but creations of their imaginations which have no existence In fact. This is especially true of very young lovers and it is the one argument against a youthful marriage. Worldly wisdom and experience rob us of many of our illusions we expect less of life and less of our friends and observa tion has taught us that marriage is not Invariably a dream of Joy, so we ex pect less of it than we would have in our younger days. It is impossible for a man in love to realize that the girl he loves is not all that his fancy paints her. still in the light of sober reason and past experience, he knows it is improbable that she is, and he is. In a measure, prepared for some dis appointments and ready to accept them stoically and make the best of them. The girl's attitude is much the same. Sometimes, she is aware, they -will know one another as they really are. see through the mental and spiritual poses they have assumed for another's benefit, or which Nature, that clever but autocratic diplomat has contrived that they should assume for her own eternal purposes and their individual undoing, but meanwhile life is young and they love each other. It Is a mad plunge, they are vaguely aware, but they are willing to shut their eyes and take a chance. a ESCAPED PRISONER'S REVENGE. Broke Jail to Kill His Brother and .a Faithless Sweetheart. Paris, Nov. 25. When Gustave Rol land, who has served several terms in jail, went to Tarascon to undergo his eighth sentence of Imprisonment he left Marie Ziegler, his sweetheart, in the care of his friends. They were charged to watch her actions and re port to him anything which they con sidered he ought to know. The friends of the prisoner played the detective very well. They found that Marie Ziegler had conceived a predilection for her lover s brother, and that a mar riage was talked of. Accordingly they informed the pris- ! oner what was going to happen. The fury of Rolland when this Information i was conveyed to him knew no bounds. It served to endow him with the neces sary energy and ingenuity to effect his escape. One night he made a rope of his bedclothes, which he cut into strips, and lowered himself from a height of 135 fret, after having broken the door of his cell. He came to Paris, but was arrested by detec tives. "Let me go!" he cried. "I am going to kill my brother and Marie, and afterwards I will return and give myself up." SKTPPER DRANK DISINFECTANT. Then Berated the Doctor on Account of Its Bad Quality. Berlin, Nov. 25. A laughable inci dent happened the other day, accord ing to the "Ostpreusslsche Zeitung," on the Gilge, a tributary to the river Nie men, in eastern Prussia, where, it ap pears, tha precautionary measures against the spread of cholera are still being enforced. The medical officer charged with the sanitary supervision of the river craft boarded a barge for inspection, and gave the usual instruc tions, accompanied by a tin of white wash for disinfecting purposes, to the skipper. The latter, an irascible old sailor, growled that "he could not be bothered about instructions." "He knew all about it, as he had been through a previous epidemic." Some time after, the same barge re turned up-stream, and the doctor on his visit was greeted with a torrent of abuse regarding the bad quality of the disinfectant supplied, which, the skip per said, had given his stomach "a devilish bad turn," though he had taken it diluted with water. The doc tor's reply is not recorded, but It Is fair to assume that he was speechless for a time. Betrayed by Fever. Berlin, Nov. 25. The mystery of a murder committed in a forest near Oberkaufungen seven years ago has Just been solved In a curious manner. A dead body was found by a Swiss em ployed on the estate, robbery, appar ently, having been the motive of the crime. No trace of the murderer could be found, and the crime was al most forgotten. On the same place, where the Swiss was employed, stands a smithy. The smith became ill a short time ago and was removed to a hos pital. In his delirium he spoke of the murder, and confessed that he had committed the crime. His story was investigated, with the result that when he recovered from the fever he was arrested, and is now in prison. The Quit-Business Sale ! Of the C. J. Mills StocK of Furniture is still going on. Every day's sales are larger. People who came and bought during the early days of the sale, are 0 coming back and bringing their friends with them. No Sale of Furniture in TopcKa Ever Sold Furniture at Such Low Prices as We Are MaKmg at This Quit -Business Sale We have had a great many customers come in and buy who have been in almost 0 every furniture store in Topeka and got their prices. They bought at our store. That explains why our trade has increased every day since the Sale began. Now is your time to buy handsome articles of Furniture for Christmas Presents When you can buy them for less than mauf acturers' cost, at a saving of 30 to 50 per 0 cent to you. Ind. Phone 1485 Q J MILLS 507 Kansas Avenue c THE CHURCHES And Other Religious Organizations. N. B. There are probably a number of errors in this list. Pastors and others will confer a favor Dy sending, in writing, any proper changes to The State Journal so that the list may be kept correct to date each week.l BAPTIST. First Baptist Corner Ninth and Jack son streets. Rev. Thomas S. Young, pas torr. North Topeka Baptist Corner Harrison and Laurent streets. North Topeka. Rev. Waiter E. Tanner, pastor; residence 316 West Laurent street. First German Baptist Madison street, between Second and Third streets. Rev. Jacob Albeit, pastor; residence 233 Mon roe street. Swedish Baptist Corner Fourth ana Fillmore streets. Rev. Gustaf Nyquist, pastor; residence 222 Fillmore street. Second Baptist (African) Corner Third and Quincy streets. Rev. C. H. Duvall, pastor; residence 712 Western avtjnue. Third Baptist (African) Corner Twelfth and Washington streets. Rev. W. P. Brinks, pastor; residence 1121 Lime street; -B Street uaptist tAtncani-i-orirer Railroad and Western avenues. North To peka. Rev. W. H. Hart, pastor; residence 309 Laurent street. Central Baptist (African) 426 West Gor don street, North Topeka. Rev. H. W. White, pastor; residence 917 Topeka ave nuu. Sliiloh Baptist (African) 1201 Buchanan street. Rev. C. G. Fishback, pastor; res idence 1201 Buchanan street. Kount Olive Baptist (Airicanj uornjjr Kious and Madison streets. North Tope ka. Rev. H. B. Do Moss, pastor. Primitive Baptist (African) Corner of King and Buchanan streets. No regular Bastor. Mount Hope Baptist (African) Topeka avenue. Rev. A.'B. Stoner, pastor; resi dence Sixth avenue and Locust street. CATHOLIC. Church of the Assumption Eighth ave nue, near corner of Jackson street. Very Rev. F. M. Hayden, dean, rector; Rev. Hippolyte Topet, O. S. B.. assistant; res idence 206 West Eighth street. St. Joseph's German Catholic Comer Third and Van Buren streets. Rev. Fran cis Henry, pastor; residence 228 Harrison street. CHRISTIAN. First Christian Topeka avenue, between Sixth avenue and Seventh street. Rev. Charles A. Finch, pastor; residence 623 West Sixth avenue. North Topeka Christian church Corner Kious street and Central avenue. Rev. F. H. Bentley, pastor; residence, 1422 North Topeka avenue. Second Christian (African) Fourth street, between Polk and Taylor streets. Rev. B. C. Duke, pastor; residence, 1216 West Twelfth street. Third Christian Corner Third and Lake streets. Rev. F. E. Mallory, pastor; resi dence, 1307 East Sixth avenue. Oakland Christian Rev. Homer Foltz, pastor; residence. 219 Winneld street. Central Park Christian church Corner Sixteenth and Central Park avenue. Rev. C. A. Poison, pastor: residence, 1424 Lin coln street. CONGREGATIONAL. Firt Congregational Corner Seventh and Harrison streets. Rev. F. L. Hayes, pastor; residence, 429 Harrison street. Central Congregational Corner Hun toon and Rnchanan streets. Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, pastor; residence, 1515 West Fifteenth street. North Congregational Corner Jackson and Laurent streets. North Topeka. Rev. T. J. Pearson, pastor; residence 833 Mor ris avenue. Seabrook Congregational Southwest of city. Rev. P. B. Lee, pastor; residence, Nineteenth and Highland avenue. Mission of the Central Congregational Church Corner King and Lincoln streets. B. E. Crane, superintendent; residence, 1167 Lincoln street. , EPISCOPAL. Grace Cathedral Corner Polk street and Eighth avenue. Right Rev. Frank R. Millspaugh, D. D., bishop of the diocese; Tamps P. de Bevers Kaye. dean; resi dence, corner Eighth avenue and Taylor BtChurch of the Good Shepherd Corner of Quincy and Laurent streets. North To- Seka. Rev. DeLou Burke, canon; Tesi ence, 1101 Western avenue. Saint Simon the Cyrenlan Mission (African) Corner Seventh and Western avenue. Rev. DeLou Burke, canon; resi dence, 1101 Western avenue. LUTHERAN. First Lutheran Corner Fifth and Har rison streets. Rev. H. A. Ott, pastor; residence, 333 Tyler street. St. Johns' German Lutheran church, Missouri Synod Corner Second and Van Buren streets. Rev. Theo. Bunder. thai, pastor; residence, 213 West Second street. Swedish Lutheran Corner Fourth and Tyler streets. David Nordllng, pastor; residence, 516 West Fourth street. Swedish Bethel Polk street, between Fifth street and Sixth avenue. Rev. Peter Persson, pastor: residence, 622 Clay street. METHODIST. First M. E. Corner Sixth avenue and Harrison street. Rev. W. C. Evans, pas tor; residence, 500 Topeka avenue. Kansas Avenue M. E. church Between Gordon and Fairehild streets. North To peka. Rev. J. W. Reed, pastor; residence. 1010 North Jackson street. Oakland M. E. church Corner Chester and Sardou avenues. Oakland. Rev. A. ft Boyd, pastor; residence, 389 Chester avenue. Walnut Grove M. E. Corner Sixteenth and Harrisons streets. Rev. David A. Schutt, pastor; residence, 1609 Harrison street. Parkdale M. E. Corner Seventh and Lime streets. E. O. Raymond, pastor. 'Lowmaii Hill M. E. church Corner Morris avenue and Eleventh street. Rev. C. B. Tlolcombe. pastor; residence, 1124 Garfield street. German M. E. -Corner Fifth and Tyler streets. Rev. H. Brum, pastor; residence, 514 Wi;st Fifth street. Asbury M. E. African. SS7 Van Buren street. North Topeka. Rev. J. D. Smith, pastor; residence, 115 Lane street. Mount Olive M. K African. Buchanan street, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets. Rev. J. S. Burton, pastor; resi dence, 1182 Buchanan street. Brows Chapel M. E. African. 1206 Washington street. Rev. J. M. Pope, pas tor; residence. 1205 Washington street. First M. E. Mission 426 Jefferson street. No regular pastor. Euclid Avenue M. E. Corner Euclid avenue andXane street- Rev. J. J. Skin ner, pastoff residence, 1733 Buchanan street. St. John's African M. E. Corner Topeka avenue and Seventh street. J. F. C. Tay lor, pastor; residence, 511 West Seventh street. Wesleyan Methodist Jefferson street, between Third and Fourth streets. Rev. C. F. Carkuff, pastor; residence, 505 East Third street.' Second Wes!eyanMethod!st uorner Fifth and Leland streets. Rev. I. A. Wil liams, pastor; residence, 906 East Sixth avenue. Free Methodist Lake street, near Eighth avenue. Rev. F. E. Bonham, pas tor: residence, 1106 T.ljne street. St. Mark's M. E. African Railroad street, near Rock Island railway, North Topeka. Rev. J. W. Williams, pastor; residence, 805 North Harrison street. Lane Chapel. M. E. African Corner Fourteenth and Van Buren streets. Rev. J. W. Jacobs, pastor; residence, 1335 Van Buren street. PRESBYTERIAN. First Presbyterian Harrison street, between Eighth avenue and Ninth street. Rev. S. S. Estey, pastor; residence, 819 Harrison street. Second Presbyterian church Corner Jackson and Gordon streets. North Topeka. Rev. John S. Glendenning. pas tor; residence, 1310 North Quincy street. Third Presbyterian Fourth street, be tween Chandler and Branner streets. W. M. Cleveland, pastor; residence, 1001 East Fourth street. Westminster Presbyterian Corner Col lege avenue and Huntoon street. Rev. Frank Ward, pastor. Oakland Presbyterian Corner Winfleld and Riverside avenues, Oakland. Rev. S. A. Alt, pastor; residence, 205 Winfield avenue. -.. Cumberland Presbyterian Corner Fifth and West streets. Rev. A. H. Kelso, pas tor; residence, 1612 West Sixth avenue. First Cumberland Presbyterian African 500 Jackson street, North Topeka. Second Cumberland Presbyterian. Afri canail East Thirteenth street. Rev. J. E. Cary, pastor; residence, 211 East Thirteenth street. First United Presbyterian Corner Eifthth and Topeka avenues. Rev. J. A. Ren wick, pastor; residence, 812 Tyler street. Second Presbyterian Corner Fillmore and Huntoon streets. Rev. 3. P. White, pastor: residence, 816 Huntoon street. Reformer! Presbvtcrian Clay street, be tween Ninth street and Tenth avenue. Pastor, Rev. W. W. Wilson. 922 Clay street. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. First Church of Christ. Scientist Cor ner Huntoon and Polk streets. Mrs. W. D. McKinney, first reader, 1112 West Sixth avenue. Second Church of Christ. Scientist 108 West Ninth street. Ruth Wells, reader; residence. 107 West Eleventh street. MISCELLLANEOTJS. First United Brethren Corner Quincy and Twelfth streets. Rev. T. D. Crites, pastor; residence, 112 East Twelfth street. Evangelical (Albright) German Corner Fourth and Monroe streets. Rev. Peter Schumann, pastor; residence, 329 Monroe street. First Unitarian Topeka avenue, be tween Ninth street and Tenth avenue. Rev. Abram Wyman, pastor; residence, 305 Greenwood avenue. Seventh Day Adventlst Corner Fifth street and Western avenue. Rev. E. T. Russell, elder; residence, 501 Polk street. Swedish Mission 532 Polk street, Rev. Peter Persson, pastor; residence, 622 Clay street. New Jerusalem. Swedenborglan 600 Harrison street. No regular pastor. The Church of God Corner Grant and Jackson streets, North Topeka, No reg ular pastor. Salvation Army Barracks, 312 Kansas avenue. Captain and Mrs. E. Stinnett, officers In charge. St- Paul's Evangelical church Corner Fourth and Monroe streets. Rev. Mr. Voightling, pastor; residence. Alma, Kan. CHURCH NOTES. The subject for the 11 o'clock Sun day morning service at First Church of Christ, Scientist, will be. "God the Only Cause and Creator." At the Parkdale church on Thanks giving day there will he a social for the old people from 1 o'clock until 4 o'clock in the afternoon. From :Ss until 8:00 o'clock in the evening a gen- eral social for everyone. Regular ser vices Sunday. Rev. W. S. Louie will speak at the morning service of the North Topeka Christian church. At the evening ser vice the pastor, the Rev. F. H. Ben nett will have for his topic: "What the Disciples Believe and Teach Concern ing Repentance." The First Spiritual church will open their meetings in the Security building, Seventh and Kansas avenue, Sunday at 7:30 p. m. Mrs. Bessie Bellman will lecture and Mrs. Inez Wagner will give messages. All are invited. At the First Cumberland Presbyter ian church, the Rev. Mr. Madden will take for his subject Sunday at 11 o'clock "The . Uplifting Power of Christ." at 7:30, his subject will be "Love's Lasting Memorial," a special service for ladies, but men as well are invited. There will be special music. Violin solo by Mrs. Foster and two se lections by Ladies' quartette. The Ladies of the First Cumberland Presbyterian church will give a Wo man's service at their church Sunday evening with the following program: Organ Prelude Barnard Mrs. McReynoIds. Hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty" Dykes Invocation. Hymn -"Loving Kindness" ... .Anon Vocal Solo Bowroski Mrs. Frank Foster. Scripture. Prayer. Quartette Thomson Ladies Quartette. Offertory Dana Vocal Solo. Sermon "Love's Lasting Memor ial" .- Pastor Prayer. Quartette Nickle Ladies Quartette. Hymn "The Wondrous Story" . . . Bilhorn Organ Postlude Wallis Ten Minutes Greeting. Men as well as ladles are invited. The Thanksgiving sermon will be conducted by the Rev. O. A. Raymond for the Third Presbyterian church at the Third Christian church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. At the North Topeka Baptist church tha Sunday morning services will be in the nature of a church rally. In the evening the pastor, the Rev. W. E. Tanner, will present the second of the series of sermons entitled "Night Scenes of the Bible," using as a sub ject, "A Great Wrestling Match. At the First Methodist church, the pulpit will be occupied both Sunday morning and evening by the Rev. Frank Lenig, Ph. D., of Lawrence, Kan. Tho service at the First Baptist church will be of special interest Sun day evening. Ordinance of baptism at tn-'nr lustrated song service led by a chorus of forty voices to follow. The ser mon will ba an illustrated temperance sermon. The First United Brethren church will have services in the morning by the new pastor, the Rev. W. S. Baker, with the topic. Pray for Laborers." In the evening tha subject will be "Flesh Against Spirit. At the First United Brethren church on Thanksgiving the program will be gin at 11 a. m. Everyone is requested to bring dinner. Tables will be pre pared in the lecture room. A special Thanksgiving service will be held at the Young Women's Chris tian Association rooms Sunday after noon at 4:15. Miss Louise Allison will have charge of the meeting. The Misses Irene and Lucile Frank will sing. All women invited. The topic chosen for the morning sermon at the First Baptist church by the Rev. Thomas S. Young, pastor, is "How Not to Do It." The evening ser vice will consist of a temperance talk and song service illustrated with stere opticon views. There will be baptism at the opening of the sen-ice. At the Lowman Chapel, C. E. Hol comb, pastor, the morning subject will be "Love Envieth Not." In the even ing the presiding elder will conduct the services. Quarterly conference Mon day at 7:30 p. m. At the First Unitarian church, the morning services will be conducted by the pastor, .Rev. Abram Wyman, the topic "What Unitarianism Means." The Rnndav school lesson topic, "Psalms of Trust." The-subject of the religious study class at noon, win os toi. James' "Varieties of Religious Experi ence." The subject for the Young People's Religious society at 4 p. m. will be; "What can I Do to Help the Young People's Society This Year." The Ladies' Missionary society of Westminster Presbyterian church will hold their annual prayer meeUng Sun day evening at 7:30. A special pro gram has been prepared. The friends of the congregation are invited. At the Quinton Heights school house in the evening Judge West, superin tendent of the First Baptist Sunday school, will speak on the subject of "Free Moral Agents." Mrs. W. F. Ax tell will play a violin solo. Mr. Axtell will sins. At the Railroad Y. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon the Rev. Dr. Estey of the First Presbyterian church will speak to young men about "Traps." Mrs. R. H. Morehouse will render several solos. All men arc invited. At the First Presbyterian church, the Rev. Stephen's. Estey, pastor, serv ices will be held in the morning in the lecture room on account of remodeling the church. No evening service. RELIGIOUS THOUGHT. Gems Gleaned from Teachings of All Denominations. Christianity's two greatest miracles are that it makes the marvelous com monplace and the commonplace mar velous. Rev. Dr. James B. Clayton, Baptist, Louisville, Ky. NOT A MYTH. This Christianity of ours is no myth. You can throw your weight on the promises of God, and they will not go down. Rev. A. Z. Conrad, Congrega tionalism Boston. A WARNING. Emotionalism and spiritualism go to gether to a certain extent, but to be good Christians it is not necessary to be too demonstrative. Rev. W. H. Chandler, Methodist, Chicago. CHARACTER. The joys, sorrows, pleasures and pains of this life are discovered in character, and through these each man must work out his own salvaUon. Rev. Dr. E. H. Ward, Episcopalian, Pittsburg. UNBELIEF PARALYZES POWER. It is unbelief, unbelief, the sin that doth so easily beset. This is the sin that paralyzes power and unnerves the man for running this race more than any other. Rev. Dr. G. Campbell Mor gan, Presbyterian, London. REAL BASIS OF RESPECT. A man is to be respected and honor ed not because he has beaten some one else or got advantage of his fel lows, but bcause he has accomplished f worth in itself, because he has something of worth in himself. This should be the real basis of re spect. Rev. E. P. Tuller, Baptist, Chi cago. GOD'S LAWS. A spiritually minded person is one whose life is controlled by the laws of the invisible kingdom of God as set ! forth in the New Testament. His code is love toward God and man. It is his fixed purpose to obey this law. no matter what it may cost him. Rev. A. S. Gregg, Methodist, Worcester Mass. DEFINITION OF EDUCATION. Education is not cramming the mind with information. It is rather the ae velopment of the powers of mind, body and soul. An institution of learning is not a shop where men are taught to perform certain tasks like a machine. It is rather a place where men are taught to study, think and act. There is danger In magnifying the place of fraternities in our high schools. The folly of a good time at the expense of good work is almost criminal. No one dubts the benefit of athletics in our schools, but we must not forget that there is a brain as well as an arm and that after all it is mind that counts. Rev. William Hathaway Pound, Con gregationalist, Chicago. BEAUTY OF CHRISTIAN HOPE. There Is always hope for a man while there is hope in a man. Most of our defeats and failures are due to a faint heart. Many an evil vanishes when the mental attitude of fear is changed to fight, and many a defeat is changed to victory by a song of hope. Hope does not foolishly cajole us into believing that there are no ills In life, but it assures us that we will win out in "the end. It does not minimize the awfulness of sin, but it magnifies the wonders oX divine grace. Where sin abounds grace much more abounds. Christian hope does not need to hide its head like the ostrich in the sand to blind Itself to the pursuer it cannot escape. Like Jesus It weeps at the tomb and shudders at the horror of the grave, but like Jesus it triumphs over an. Rev. T. Fross Paden, Presbyter ian, Allegheny, Pa. A SOCIAL NECESSITY. The church is neither a charity no a luxury. Laying aside all Questions of religious culture, the church Is a financial and social necessity, and the money you spend for public worship is just as really spent upon yourself as though you put it into a garment to cover you or in a house to shelter you. Rev. Dr. Madison C. Peters, Baptist, Baltimore. TRUTH. The great thinkers and educators of the world today are followers of the Man of Galilee. Christ assigned the highest place to truth. He has arous ed the mental energies of mankind and poured his rays of knowledge and wis dom into all the regions of thought and given guidance to the student In the temple of learning as well as to the pilgrim on tho way to heaven. Rev. John L. Brandt, Christian Church, St. Louis. CHURCH PAUPERIZATION BY RICH GIFTS. There Is danger of the church becom ing pauperized by the rich givers. If God can bless and usa the large gift of "tainted money" it is because of the disinfecting Dowef of the small gift of pure money that is given in a spirit of love. Jesus turned his microscope on a small offering the widow's mite and made It Seem larger than the rich man's golden contributions. This we need to emphasize in these days. There is danger of the church becoming pau perized by rich givers. Rev. Frederick Staff, Methodist. Chicago. EDUCATING FOR LIFE. To educate for life Is not merely to equip to earn money. I do not decry money. It is not necessarily bad It can be very good. But money is not the highest good or the deepest happi ness. It alone cannot make life gen uine, desirable and worth while. We may be rich In money and poor In life. Let us spare our children this curse. Let us not surround them like Sisy phus with things they are Incapable to use. God made our children men; let us not make them machines, cash reg isters. God has given us heart, head and hands. They have higher possibil ities and uses than to be mere feeders to stomachs or tentacles to pockets. We should educate our children to make the highest use of money if they have It and to get along without it if they lack it. They should be cultivated with more than material interests and physical gratifications. "Train up a child in the way he should go." That way Is to give him opportunity and en couragement to acquire deftness, skill, cultured senses, higher ideals, sympa thies and an all round symmetrical de velopment. To have such is living. To strive for such Is to educate for life, for the human life. Such is the proper educational task of our children. It Is our task and duty as their parents. Rabbi Alexander Lyons, M. A., Brook lyn. THE CHURCH AND TAINTED MONEY. There Is no moral quality resident la money nor can a moral quality be Im parted from the giver to the gift. Money is impersonal. It Is simply a representative value and morally neg ative and colorless. It cannot receive any taint in the method of its acquire ment nor in the hand that bestows it Many persons would regard money ac quired in the brewery business as tainted. And yet there recently died a brewer of unimpeachable integrity In business relations, a member in good and regular standing In an evangelical church, who when asked on his dying bed if he had any counsel or admoni tion he would like to give replied. "I am thankful I can look God in tha face and say that I never brewed bad beer." The attitude of the church to ward all classes and conditions of men should be the attitude of Jesus Christ. The question for the church to declda is, What would Christ do? Directed by his example, as given in the gos pels, the church would receive the gifts of men, even though condemning the methods of acquisition. Let the church speak In no hesitating or uncertain tone concerning dishonesty, trickery, fraud, deception In trade. Let It con demn in severest terms all efforts to accumulate wealth through plunder or robbery. Let It show most certainly that no man can buy his way into the kingdom of heaven. But why should it refuse to accept the services or gifts of men when such services or gifts are rendered in a right spirit? Christ re ceived the gifts of the abandoned, the unjust, the despised. Shall the church make herself holie than her divine Lord? Rev. Dr. William C. Stinson, , Reformed, New York.