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Solomon Anointed King
.Sermon liy
nr.v. Fi.ovn \v. tomkixs.
Text i I. KIiik* I. 1-BUl II. 1-12.
We have a long lesson to-dav and
an important on? Solomon wan tho
third King of nod's people. He began
splendidly, he ended disastrously. So
long as ho obeyed God and kept him
self faithful to the statutes of the Al
mighty he was blessed and honored and
successful; hut. like many another man
who has become rich, his money was
tr.o much for him, and it led him away
from Jehovah and causejl him to sink
Into the misery of heathen customs.
' Mji lesson to-day especially refers to
Solomon's anointing. There was some
little difficulty about it. as there seems
to have been about the anointing of a
good many or the Kings of that period
There were many rivals, and each one
had his following: but Solomon was the
one whom God had chosen, and there
fore Solomon was finally placed upon
the throne and his rivals were dis'-om
fltted. though their lives were graclous
ly spared. God has the ordering "f 'he
affairs of men. They try to rebel
against His ruling, and disaster and
trouble result, but God's ordering re
mains and is bound finally t.i conquer.
Right cannot be defeated. It is a com
fort to realize that God has a hand In
the affairs of men. Ther may s?-ek
t'i oppose Hun. to destro> Him and to
set up the Idols of their own passions
ar.d foolish Judgments, but voon or Into
these are swept aside, just as the in
coming tide sweeps away 'he little rand
houses which the children h:i vc made
on 'he 'hor'. and the Divine Will con
trols. "We cr*n do nothing against th*
truth but for the truth.-' says St. Paul.
t.OI) ( A V I'M-: VOfTII
Solomon was younk when he was ,
chosen. God can use youth as well as
old age. If it is only consecrated to.
Him We may well believe it was a
youth of promise, a youth in which al
r'-adc ihcri> breathed the strength
which led Solomon afterwards? to he
called wise. To be sure, the dlsAp
pointment of )iis obi ape. which we find
suggested in the liook of Kc?"l?-slastos.
takes something from tl?e fragrance of
his early days: but we can forget that i
for a moment and rejoice In the youth
ful enthusiasm which made bright, we
may well believe, the closing hours of
David's life nr.d which gave promise of
great good for the future of the king
dom r>l'ier people must not rebel
against or fail to understand the ad
vancement of those who are younger.
We live in an tee when youth Is more
in demand than ever before. Positions
are largely filled hv young men. Ther?
Is a rapid approach to maturity to-day
which is different from anything that
has been known before. Lot not thos*
who have passerj the r.enith of life's
eampaierr. complain of thic. but let them
rather rejob-e that the voutig are more
capable than th< v used to be and that
they are ready to take their pln<-e in
'he human conflict it 1* the j..- ? t of
ape to be cennrout and to guide so far
as may b' possible through experience,
the activities of youth. But there must
never be that unpardonable Jealousy
which shall suspicion the young ?c full
of error, sr.d which shall make their
efforts more difficult.
r.nn cai.i.s \i u v I'ropi.k
TO A f "f'OM I'l.l <? II MIS \VI 1,1.
Notice the nsrencies broucht to benr
in connection with the rroivsiinc of th*1
Kir.p Th?r? was David. his father, of
course, and Pathsheha. and Nathan,
the pri h*t. Rut in addition to thr-^.
th^rc * ? 7.irink, th** priest. and many
others sociaterf with th* tabcrnacle
worship All this ik int??estlnp. p s
fhowlnc how God calls many prople
an'l use?- manv thires in ih<> accom
pllshint: of His will Is it not so In
our life"* Whatever comes to us In th*
M'av of responsibility should make us
consclotis of our obligations to many
of our brothers \V* r. w <? much to
thousands of p*ople ?ho rt re ilaily
nervine us Whatever work T rnav be
able to do with my hands or my brain
I have been helped to do by thou
sands of men and women, many of
whom I have never seen. This is or,*
of fh* Interesting truths of life, and
its lesson Is found in the rail to uni
versal service I am to serve every
body Kverybodv has a claim upon me,
and J can pass by no man or woman
and thlr.k that 1 am entirely without
obligations. And when 1 tealize this
world-wide servic* rendered ine. and
that I also may have a share in ren
derinc such service to another, th*re
nin-t com* a pelf-reverence and self
control. which will help me to be what
God wants me to be and to dr. what
God want^ me to do.
There is one other lesson, and it is
fcund in the solemn and beautiful
ohntrc which David gives to his son.
Tn it h* reviews his own life. Tn it he
warns him of the enemies of the king
dom. To l>e sure, there is a little of
that bitterness concerninc his enemies
which was characteristic of the genera
tion in -which he lived, but it is also a
warninp. which proves how loyal David
was to Oort. "Keep the charpe of the
Lord thy God, to walk in His ways." j
Does not that teach us that nation can
hope for permanency and prosperity,
where the law of God Is neplertcd or
the worship of God thrown aside? We
may thank God that In our American
povernment the President takes his
oath of office with his hand on the
open Rihle. We may thank God that
we have our chaplains in Conpress and
in our Leplslatures. We must hold
fast to these thinps, and we must also
demand that tlie righteousness of God
shall rule everywhere amonp us, and
that thinps contrary to His will shall
be cast down. May God hasten the
day when obedience to His will shall
be counted as the most important
Dear Lord, as Thou didst anoint Thy
kinps of old to do Thy service, so do
Thou anoint me. Thy humble child,
that 1 may do Thy will in my day and
feneration. Help me to pive all that
I have and all that I am to the
joy of Thy service. Make me to
know my duty to all my brothers
and open mine eyes that I may see;
the opportunities of life. Rut. above
all else, oh. Thou preat and only Kinp,:
keep nie near to Thee: hold me from J
wroncr and lead tne'to the risrht. For]
Thine own dear sake. Amen.
The Sin of PrnyerleBsnpKs.
"God forbid that I should sin apaInst I
the Lord in ceaslnp to pray for you."?|
1 Samuel xii. 21.
How few of us have placed prayer- j
lessness amonp our possible sinn! And 1
how even fewer have, placed the omis- j
slon to pray for others in the black
jist of sins apalnst the holy Lord! |
We have called It thouphtlessness, or i
neplipence. or even apathy, but we |
have not called it sin. Put how this
word nln, a? used in thlH unfamiliar
relationship, broadenn and deepens the
ministry and oblipatlon of prayor! My
needy brother has a right to my pray
ers. They are to be rogarded as part
| of his capital strength. They crni- ;
I stitute a part of the forces which
were purponed to make him victorious
In all the battles of life. My jirayetK
t for lilm are part of bin army. 1 con
, trol sotne of his vital equipment.
Without my co-operation in prayer he
| Is weakened and* maimed. If I re
! fuse him my prayers, I deprive him
of so much of his heritage. I de
fraud him. I wrong him in a far
more doadly manner than if I refused
to pay a material debt. I disclaim
my spiritual debts, and he is impov
erished in the central resources of the
soul. 1 help ilim into moral bank
ruptcy by depriving him of his sacr?d
duos. Thus do I wroiip my brother,
and thus do 1 sin against God.
All this, 1 say, is a very lofty con
ception of the obligation of prayer. It
is something we owe to others, and
if we refuse to pay, we leave them
poor indeed. On the other hand, how
; uplifting ib the conception that by
i my prayers 1 am Increasing a' man s
moral capital. 1 am helping him to
: mobilise ill.-1 spiritual lor . h I mid ?
, sending him army corps to enable him
. to meet his enemy at the gate and
overthrow him. 1 may share tn his
warfare, and I may rejoice and glory
in his triumph.?Itev. J. H. Jowett, I
1 D. 1>.
.Mifcobinnrfen In Peking Kind ?%t l-'lclil
in Kuoinn \\ here SoldierH*
I inthvs Are .Mnde. '
v {
It is a wide swing of the pendulum j
that takes Chinese women from their,
conservative home life and assembles \
them in great companies for factory'
toil and other industrial labor. These '
changing conditions are gradually j
i-oiiiiiia about in the cities. In i'eklng
l.SOM women and (sirls ate employed!
for six days a week to make soldiers' |
clothes. They are gatheied Into three'
enormous thick-walled rooms in an
old granary, formerly used to store!
tribute grain and no longer needed in 1
tiicse republican days. }!v great dill- !
vence a few earn ten cents a day, but]
very many not more than three or four '
cents. The order kept is remarkable
and the treatment fair and good, as far
as the casual visitor can see. The
overseers are women. Only'a few
tailors and a few guards are needed
and they occupy a separate room where
the finished work is received. Mis
sionaries and native helpers connected
with the woman's board work in i'e
kit.u have interested themselves in
the.-" patient toilets and been cordially
received. The guards consented to let
them mingle with the workers and
even invited them to come often and
"lecture" to them. <_>ne American
missionary writes;
"As we have watched these women
>i111uir on their mats. COO in each of
the rooms, our hearts went out to
them In a pre at sympathy. On our
lirst visit the work that day was put
tine fur lininKS Into long khaki gar
ments and the dust from the fur so
tilled the air that it was almost im
possible to speak without coughing
and to address women who had never
learned to listen to public speech was
not easy. Warned by the difliculties,
the next time we went the plan was
tried of sitting among them and speak
inn to the twenty ?>r thirty who really
could hear. When six speakers can bo
and spend two hour? it is possible to
reach most of the women"
Many of the workers are Manchus:
nio?t of them are city bred, and some
have seen better days A number of
Christians have been found among
them and many Mohammedans, as th*
workshop is near a mosqu' and a Mo
hammedan settlement.
j"Spore the Remnant of Tliy Penplf
li?rn?"l W lt?> SulTcr."'
?omf time before this war, which has
I changed the whol'- face of the world
[and Introduced a now era in human1
I affairs, there was a trial in a Russian
court at Kl'ff on the ape-obl accusation
of ritual murder. A Jew was accused
of murdering a child that its blood
might be used In a religious c*r?mony
| at the Passover The Jew was ac
quitted. and we all hoped that his ac- j
?lUittal was a slprn that the dark acres
' of th?? world were over, nf this we
are not so sure, since we have heard of
nelpiuni and Serbia and Poland, and of
Jewish persecutions going on in Russia
still?not to speak of the horrors of
the Balkan wars which went before as
a kind of prelude to the present ki 11 -
inns and cruelties Put to recover
from that ancient age of perhaps three
, years ago a prayer which some of th<
t Jewish religions leaders of Russia pre
I pared In that time of hatred and
! suspicion: "We beseech Thee, O God of
mercy and forgiveness, who penetratest
unto the heart and knowest the most
hidden mysteries of all living, when
i Thou slttest this day upon the throne
I of judgment to judge the world with
[ righteousness and the nations with
equity, he Thou filled with mercy and
i spare the remnant of Thy people Israel
j who suffer for Thy law and Thy holy
words, and remove from them all hatred
and envy, all libels and outrages."
Why Ask Him for Rvlilrnrp When We
Accept Statement* of Human
To feel that we can trust Clod hetter I
i after He has done for us something
that we sorely need Is to insult God,
I says the Sunday School Times. God s
works, do not add to His trustworthi
ness. We do not ask our trues't human
; friends to prove their word to us. If
one whom we love and we know to lie
j true tells us that he will do a certain
< thing for us, we do not reply, "Well, ,
i after you have done It 1 shall know I
I that you mean what you say." Human j
I friendship would not last long on such ;
a basis. Yet wo constantly, though i
j often unconsciously, treat God in that
way. He says to us, "My grace is snfll- j
clent for thee" By this we know that
lie means that in the particular need
of this moment, in which we are so !
helpless and which means defeat or :
ruin for us unless we can find some
way out, He Is taking upon Himself the !
entire responsibility of meeting the
need for us triumphantly, lie tells us j
that He will see to It. in His omnipo
tence and with His Inexhaustible re- j
sources, that we do not fail. And wo i
say that we shall feel easier about he- '
licvlng this after God has really shown
us the way out and has plainly pro- '
vided all ttint we now lack. We can- 1
not quite believe that lie is true. In
other words, until Ho proves it. The
worst of this is that so long\as wo.
ask God to prove Himself trustworthy j
He cannot do for us the great things |
thai we need and that He is longing!
to do. Only when we trust Him com- i
pletely without any evldenc ? can He!
pile up the evidences In our life. Shall)
we nbt now and forever give God the
snm? standing, in our confidence, as
we give our best human friends, In
order that lie may do for us that which
our bent human friends can nover So?
Preaches Here To-Day
Stute Sundny-Srliool Secretory.
Mr. Wnttn nill occupy the pulpit of
<Iip l-'lrnt llu pi lit t liurcli to-ilny in llic
tiliHriicr of the |in*tor, llrv. (iroritf \V.
tlcIJnnlet. l>. 1).
Srrvlrc of Sonic Ii? Mnr I'xprp*Mlon
of Drrpmt nnd llollrxt I nion
Anions liotl'M People.
By Rev. R. H. Titt, D. D. in the ,
Religious Herald:
While brethren of various church I
connections and turns of mind are ar
guing about the mechanic? of Chris- j
tian union, giving, as it stems to us, j
undue importance to mere identity of |
organization, while others of a some
what different temper are urging, or
resisting, as the case may be. enlarg
ed Christian co-operation, we are for
getting that for many centuries in our
service of Christian song we have a
fine and notable example of the deep
est and holiest union among Ood's
people. Browning around among God's
Christian hymns for another and a
different purpose, the Messed fact of
this deep spiritual unity has been j
made more palpable and impressive to ?
us than ever before.
Picking up from o?ik desk the P.ap- |
tist Hymnal, surely a thoroughly or- '
thodox volume, and glancing through!
the list of authors, we find representa- j
lives of many rn<-es. many centuries,
and of all important Christian bodies
?Protestant and Catholic, Anglican
and Non-Conformist. Armlnian and
Calvinist, Knglish. Welsh, Ocrman,
Italian, Hindu. French. American ?
here they are. singing together with
out a note of discord the praises of
the Most High. In another connection
we have noted the ascendency of j
Watts in the Baptist Hymnal, but
Watts was a Presbyterian. We Bap- I
tist people do not rare for robes and 1
gowns, for bishops' rings and the like,
but Ifeber in in many respects a man
after our own heart, and we can sing |
with real fervor.
"Brightest and 1 est of the sons of the
"By cool Piloam'5 shady rill."
It is frequently sai<1 that doctrinally
Baptists and Catholic? are antipodal.
Yet many of us have heard with de
ligh' and in our feeble fashion have
helped to sin?
"Hark, hark, my soul, antrelic songs
arc- swelling."
and our souls have from their depths
responded to the cry?
"O paradise! paradise'.
Who doth not crave for rest?
Who would not seek the happy land.
Where they that loved are blest?"
Yet both of these are by Frederick
William Faber. the English Catholic
As to tribes :ind races. we have
them in variety and sin? after them
with no thought of these differences,
but with a deep and gratifying sense
of spiritual unity with them. Of
course, the preat majority of our
hymns arc by Englishmen or Ameri
cans Few of these, however, are more
popular than those, for example, by
Bernard of Clairvaux, the French
When Dr. John A. Broadus had fin
ished his preat commentary on Mat
thew. lie closed his foreword with
lines which we often sing and which
this Bernard wrote;
".Tesus, the very thoupht of thee
With sweetness fills my breast,
But sweeter far thy face to see
And in thy presence rest."
Then. too. there is Bernard of Cluny,
of like faith and like nationality:
"Jerusalem, the polden.
With milk ami honey blest.
Beneath thy contemplation
Sink heart and voice opprest.
<">h. sweet and blessed country.
Shall I e'er see they face?'*
And acain:
"For thee, oh dear, dear country,
Mine eyes their vipils keep."
And so we might po on. but must not.
Everybody knows, of course, the sin
pie hymn which is contained in our
collection written by Krishnu Pal, and
everybody knows something of the
author's history. The hymn books
print his name Krishnu, but the biop
raphles sivc it Krishna. For the sake
of the youns people something: about
him may be told. He was a native
of Bengal, India, and was by trade a
carpenter. "William Carey, after seven
years' ministry in the East, baptized
Krishna, the first' fruits of his "labor,
in the flanges on the 28th of December,
ISftO. The Bengali translation of this
hymn was sung on this occasion.
"Jesus, and shall it ever he
A mortal man ashamed of Thee?"
This hymn was written by Joseph
Cirigg, of whom the books at our dis
posal makes no mention. Notice the
sentiment of the hymn and compare it
with the hymn hy Krishnu Tal, writ*
ten a little later:
"Oh, thou my soul, forpet no more
The friend who all thy sorrows bore;
Let every Idol he forgot:
But, oh, my soul, forget Him not."
It is Interesting to note in passinp
that in the Baptist Hymnal the two
hymns are put together, though, as
it seems to us, they oupht to have, been
in reverse order. Krlshnu's hymn is
?145 in that collection, and Griggs', 416.
But we must desist. We have let
our pen run away with us. Here is
the. service of song, in the praise of
the Most High, when our souls do
magnify the I<ord and His goodness to
the children of men, the prayer of our
blessed Redeemer "that they all may
be one," comes nearer to fulfillment
than in any other Christian function 1
of which we have any knowledge. ]
Here, more than anywhere else, Pen- j
tecost comes again, only in this new
Pentecost we do not speak with other
tongues, but all with the same tongue.
?Parthians, Medes and * Elamlte*.
strangers of Rome, Crete* and Ara
bians, all voicing the deep things of
the soul.
i Episcopal Hoard of Missions Prepares
Statement Concerning Collec- j
tion of Great Sum.
Table Shows Results to Re Ac
complished With Money Donated.
' ontrlhutions Coming From Alas
ka, Honolulu and Indians.
Th?' Episcopal Hoard of Missions has 1
just Issued a bulletin giving various
statistics In connection with the col- 1
lection of the fmcrgrncy fund of $>00- |
000 that it is planned to raise before
August 31, as well as interestinc facts
incident thereto. It notc.i that $L'6t.0^0 .
"f the amount has been raised to date. !
A table is included, Fhowing "what a I
day's income will do," as follows:
I One dollar will support a hospital j
berl in China for a week.
Two dollars will support a hospital
bed :n Alaska for a week.
Thre- dollars will pay all the ex
! penses of keeping and teachinpr a boy
'inrt a ?irl f?r a ln one of our
Indian nchools In South Dakota.
Five dollars will provide the salary
of a Bible woman in China for a month.
lai,Tn!'.?0!!arK "A!!1 rav th? ?xpenaeH of
an operation that will give ?iKht hark
j plo in cfhlna.curabl>' blind pao
! J?'?ntr-ilve dollars will pay ?
months salary of on. of our women
workers among the mountaineers of
the South. '
f^1 doIla.rs wl11 P?y the expenses
LhiJl w*e*Brot <*?? launch Pelican,
Ahich cairiec- Bishop Rowe and Arch
deacon Stuck up and down the Yukjn
River in Alaska.
One hundred dollars will P,y for tIlf)
training of a young nesro man or
woman in St. Paul's Ind istrial School
Lawrenceville, va., for a year
Five hundred dollars will make it
possible for some growlne town in the
^ est to have a resident clergyman lor
a year.
Also the bulletin tells of various
unusual efforts by individuals and
groups in making their contributions '
toward the fund. One Maine church
woman has sent 170 personal letters 1
to friends asking for gifts to the '
emergency fund. An offering of $11 '
has been received from St. Stephen's I
Church, Kort Yukon, Alaska. Mis- '
slonary Bishop Restarick, Honolulu,
sends a letter written to him l>y 'Cour
Lahaina Children of St. Cross School.'
which savs that "we cannot srive one
day's salary to the board of missions
because we are not big enough to
work for a salary, so we each send
you the price of one moving-picture
show. Wo hope there will be plenty
of money for you to send to New York."'
From He v. Philip Deloria, the Dakota
clergyman in charge of a number of j
Indian congregations in South Dakota, j
there comes a check for a round $!00
for the emergency fund, eiven by the
people of six con:rccations in amounts
ranging from $7 to $67.
Rev. Amos Ross. another Indian
priest, pledaed his congregation tor
>100. Here are some of the contribu
tors: Mrs. Louisa Red Horse. Mr. and
Mrs. Ell Charging Bear, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Lone Wolf, Daniel Bad Wound,
Miss Lyrta Firethunder. Howard Fly
ing Horse, Mr. Georce Dull Knife.
Presiding Bishop Tuttle, of the Do
mestic and Foreign Missionary So
ciety. of the Episcopal Church, has
written a letter, accompanying the bul
letin, making a strong plea for sup
port of the movement. Ho says in
"I am an old missionary bishop of
twenty years' experience in the Rocky
"My heart is warm with cratitude to
God for the work h*1 strengthened me
to do and helped me to do forty years
ago. It was the board of missions
that generously stood by me in the
doing of It. It was the office of mis>
j slonary bishop that put me in the best
I sha pe to do it.
"The same board of missions and J
similar missionary bishops, twenty of;
them in the amazingly expending work
under the flag and nine of them abroad,
as in the wonderful awakening na
tions of the Hrient, are in the thick
' of the same sort of work thatl tried
to do.
"Under them are 2,700 missionary
' workers. And month by month these
i must have bread and butter,
i "Hundreds of chapels, schools and
i hospitals must be maintained.
"Do you know that last year our
missionary hospitals helped nearly
500.000 people"
"To do all this we must have near '
a million and a half of dollars each j
I year."
The Bishop of Western Colorado has
issued this prayer, which it is hoped [
will commend itself to many outside (
of his diocese: i
"O God. the Father of our Lord Je- \
sub Christ, of whom every fatherhood j
in heaven and earth is named, spread, j
we beseech ??Thee. through the world!
the knowledge of Thy holy name and |
of Thy saving truth. Awaken in all i
i members of Thy church such a deep i
I sense of their duty to maintain and j
I set forward the work of missions, that i
I by their faith and zeal Thy holy name j
' may be glorified and the bounds of .
Thy kingdom enlarged. And especial- I
ly in the present emergency, may the \
1 work of our church be set forward by j
the gifts of Thy people, according as
Thou hast blessed them, through Je
j sub Christ, our I.orrl, Amen."
Story after story comes to us from
j the very front of war?mere samples of
;ihe floods of self-sacrificing courage]
j among the heroic ages of the world,
i "Formless and colorless and common- j
; place," men were calling our modern i
! life only a year ago. There was little. I
1 in Its record to make the eye kindle or i
' the heart leap up, or the breath come
? fast, as we attempted to make real
to our imagination what was happen
| ing. Rut who shall dare to say that
| now of what our brothers have at
j tempted and attained? Listen to an
: extract from the letter of an Italian!
; private written from the front. "Here,"
j he says, "the talk is only of Trento
and Trieste, and of our wonderful can
j non. No fear is shown or felt of Lady
' Death. We all hnve blows to give,
land if our drenms could come true our
! cannons would bore through the moun
| tains. If I die, remember me. If T
j live, there, will be a world of glorious'
j tales to relate, tales over which we
| will laugh and we.ep all our lives." We
| cannot all attain to the exaltation of
j feeling of Private Angelo Clpolia, but |
I we plodders, upon whom perhaps the i
, lassitude of age Is creeping, may
j breathe deep breath with him in his
trench upon some Alpine mountainside
and feel a pang of envy for his defiance
? and welcome of "Lady Death."
Superintendent of tlir MnNiiitic llome
of Virginia.
)|r. MrFfldrn will prcneh rit the l''lr?t
rrrxli)'(rrinn Church to-rinj riurlUK the
vnrntlon of hin brother. Ilev. F. T. >!*??
Fnrten, L>. I>.
Correspondent* of Southern Church
man Tell of Ante-Ilclliim l.ife in
Various Southern Slnte*.
For some time post tho Southe/n
Churchman has been devoting consid
erable space to communications con
cerning the religious conditions among
Southern negroes prior to the abolition
of slavery. Two recently published are
especially informative ami interesting:
"The settlement of Georgia. for the
humane purpose of relieving the vic
tims of England's mistaken debt law,
brought there a generous element and
many Christian spirits, some for the
direct purpose of forwarding benevo
lent work and some to make homes
for themselves away from the scenes
of religious troubles in other lands.
These were, of course, the coast peo
ple, but the mountain folk have shown
much the same character. In reading
of the movements in England during
the nineteenth century for the better
ment of civic conditions ! have felt
that General Oglethorpe was a century
or more ahead of those who seught to
effect such reformations. One Chris
tion gentleman gave as the reason for
his consenting to the introduction of
slaves Into the colony of Georgia, that
it was the only opportunity he could
so* for Christianizing the African.
We saw the result, in the next century.
In tho beautiful and influential char
acters of many of our 'Mammies.' I
look back to the one who cared for
mv mother, as one of the tenderest
and gentlest spirits I ever knew, with
that quietness of manner which evi
dences the moderation which, we are
told, means in scripture self-possession,
the control of one's own powers. I
knew a Virginia "Mammy' to whose
fine character her master said he at
tributed much of the high character
of his children. 1 have seen her. with
quiet dignity, still instantly the rol
licking spirits of a set of young
brothers Just enterincr manhood, by
beginning to sing the hymn. 'How
Firm a Foundation.' they sitting te
spectfully quiet until she had finished,
and we knew she had purposely not
chosen a short hymn. She said that
she had learned to read in answer to
prayer, and could read no other book
but tho Bible.
"Before the war. In the suburbs of
Augusta, then known as the Sand Hills,
there was a succession of lovely homes
extending for the distance of a mile.
One of these was the residence of tho
widow and descendants of one of Geor
gia's early Governors. Through the
range of this district there used to
pass from time to time a blind negro
man holding religious services in the
cabins of the negroes. And with him
went, to assist in these exercises, the
young ladv of the family mentioned,
khe reading and he offering prayer.
Pome of his expressions were peculiar,
but the interpreter was above, and his
audience was not critical. But 1 re
member his once praying for me as
'Miss Kate's nephew.' In the spring
of 1S60 the grandmother in this house
hold was called from the chamber,
which she seldom left, to the deathbed
of a former maid. When the latter
passed away she fell across the bed
saying 'Take me to my room. Her
voung grand-daughter carried her
aero*"* the yard and up the stairs, where
Khe soon ' died. After the war the
negroes on what had been my grand
mother's plantation used to say. It s a
hard case that we has to pay rent f?r
the houses our old missus had built
"I once asked my father his opinion
of such presentations as were embodied
in the character of T.egree in 'Uncle
Tom's Cabin.' Ho replied that there
were such cases and conditions among
overseers and others who had made
some money and 'purchased slaves"
Another correspondent writes as fol
"I wish to add .my testimony as to
the care taken by the Southern masters
and mistresses for the religious train
ing of their servants. My mother taught
their children and young people every
Sundav In a Sunday school, and ser
vice was held for them on the plan
tation regularly. The planters engaged
a minister who resided on one planta
tion and preached at several others
every Sunday. In our native town.
Beaufort. S. C.. the large churches re
served the galleries entirely tor the
servants, and smaller churches had
;ea?s for them in the rear. Grace chape
was built for them, where they could
hold service at night when their work
was over. The galleries of St. Helena s
were always full: now empty except In
case of a funeral or wedding.
Sheldon church, which we attended
In winter, was also provided with seats
for the servants. and cross-road
churches were built for them all
through the country. The Infants were
baptized and parents married by our
There Is a peace that cometh aft<*r
Of hop*' surrendered, not of hope
A peace that looketh not upon to
Rut calmly on a tempest that is
A peace that lives not now In joy's
Or in the happy life of love secure.
Hut in the unerring strength the heart
Of conflicts won, whilo learning to
A peace there is In sacrifice secluded.
A life subdued from will and passion
"Tin not the peaco that over Kden
But that which triumphed at Geth
aeraano. GATES.
l?r. W. A. Flecker, of State Hoard of
Heulth, to Address Hoys
on "Habits."
I Rev. Ceorfje H. McFnden to Preach
for His Brother, Rev. Frank T.
[ McFnden, I>. I)., at First Presby
I terian Church?Other Services.
This Xlfn'j I.lfe Problem Club ?vill
hold its regular meeting this after
noon at r!: !n o'clock in the Young .Men's !
Christian Associat ion. Oeneral-Secre-I
tary S. K. MrKcc will lead the 'lis - j
cushion 011 the problem on "Tho Irr.au- !
iniition." j
Dr. W. .\ flecker, of the State '
Hoard of Health, will address the Revs' I
Sunday Afternoon Club on "Habits" 1
.The meeting will he held at 2.30 o'clock
In the boys' lobhv.
i"?n account of the storm list Sun
day, the Salvation Armv could hold
? no park meeting. and it "has be.-n ar
ranged to carry out the program to
day. A good program of son?* have
been arranged, and a special speaker
will he present and deliver the ad
dress. Adjutant Mamie Johnson, whose
fiinsan? in tho past lias boon a *lra\v
; inu card. will again rondo several 1
choice selection?, and will also sp? ak
lh? park service will begin at 4 15
o'clock and scats will be provided for
f-lr*t Presbyterian?Rev. Ceorge W.
Mi !? aden, brother of the pastor will
preach this morning. There will be
no evening service.
SfM-or?,| ProMhytfrlnn?There will he
prcaching this morning at 11 o'clock.
t ? niee-t 'n venn n t PrMhytcrinn-Ov.
m,?'.?? Mnc,k- n- n- will conduct both
nioining and evening services
First nnptlst?Rov. Joseph T. Watts,
^tate Sunday school secretary, will
preach morning an<P evening
rncp Street nnptlst?Rev. C r ,-ox
of Newport News, will occupy "the
pulpit this mornintr at It oclock No
i services will be hold to-night.
fine street nnptlst?The morning
services will be conducted by Dr
| Douglas S. Freeman.
j Or.ive \v-nue Itnptlst?There will be
[ preaching this morning by Rev. Rv
i land h night, D. I\
Ilnrton Heights llnptlN<?Rev. W T
| morning. Wl" OCCUpy the pulp,t ,h,?
I Second nnptlst?Rev. ,T. A. French i
; former Richmond citizen, and now of
! !ncrl,n 1 ' Wl" Prca?h this morn
! Sfeef nnptlst?Rev. J. J
?ii "i11 Preach this morning on
| How to Have Heaven on Earth." fin'l
I to-night at R:i5 o'clock on "Sure C\."o
I of the l-.lues.
I Monument Metl.odlnt?Service* will
i , conducted this morning and to-nitrht
H. Tous? D?CD. bi' Ul? PaSt0r* ,tev' I{"
I'll Ion Station Methodist Rev W
| Ashury Christian. D. P.. will preach
torV'rnrt "* n", on the Arm
or or -,od. and to-night at 8 o'clock
Master OUr ,,nhit Voi,r Slf^ve or Your
Central Mctho,ll,t?Rev. 'A*. A Cooper
uill preach this morning on ".M>i,|ln~
\\irh Christ." and to-night on "Christ's
? ouimand to Mis Followers to V\';?|;e
j < entennrj .Methodist?Rev T McM
j *"??*nn. l> p . will preach this morn-'
> ng. and Rev. J r. stann will occupy
the pulp't to-night.
Ilrnud Street Met l.ndlst?There will
VvPrn^h^ mnrnin" evening by
, Ke\. I). 1. .\ferntt, D. D.
! Fail-mount Avenue Methodist Rev
- \. < arson. the pastor, will preach
of n"!?r" i"n "C1?lnfo,'Iint; Thoughts;
of n..?th, and to-night on "Sowing an 1 |
I Reaping. 3
j M-oniHmid Heights Methodist?Rev '
A. t. Merry in a n, the pastor, will preach
i this morning, and Rev. R. n. White of !
the oodlanl Heights Baptist Cnur.-h ?
I !o-n.ght.
High In ml Pnrk Met liorii* t ? Re v r '
!??. I'u11le, the pastor, Will pivn.il this
{morning on "A Real Source of Satis- i
t.?< tion."
Anbury Methodist?"Neglected Gifts" I
will he the subject of the sermon to he
I preached by Rev. J. R. Eggleston this I
morninp. To-night he will speak on I
Rejecting Matured Counsel."
<? race Methodist?Services will - be
reminded this morning bv Rev I R '
j Spann.
Hanover Avenue Christian ? Rev. 1
I ? leorge W. Kemper, the pastor, will
preach this morning. L'nion services
will be held here to-nicht for Hanover
Avenue. First English Luthran and
? Westminster Presbyterian churches
j Rev. C. O. Tuttle will preach.
1 f'olontnl i*i nee Christian ? Sunday
! school will he held at l o'clock, follow
ing which there will he preaching ser
? St. Paul's Episcopal?Rev. C. C
! Chamherlayne will preach this morning
j on "Pifliculties and How to Meet Them "
I and to-night on "St. Timothv, Friend
jaml Representative of St. Paui."
St. .In in en Episcopal?Morning prayer
? will he held at 11 o'clock, with sermon
| by Rev. Jacob Brittingham, D. D., rec
' tor of St. Luke's Church, Wheeling.
Summer Sunday school will be held at
? 10 o'clock. In the absence of the ree
tor there will be no evening service
during August.
i llnly Trinity ? The rector. Rev.
Thomas (J. Faulkner, will conduct the
i morning services.
? St. Andrerr's Episcopal?There will
! be morning prayer and sermon at 11
' o'clock, and evening prayer and sermon
at S:15 o'clock.
First English Evmigcllcitl l.uthernn?
Rev. J. J. Scherer, Jr.. the pastor, will
j preach this morning at 11 o'clock.
First Cliurch ?f Christ, Scientist I
I Regular services will be held this morn- !
'ing. The subject will be "Spirit."
Out iii Rerkshire County is a minis-!
tor who comes close to I he apostolic
idea! of the minister who in .ill things
to all men. His title is county, pastor
or missionary of the Massachusetts
Home Missionary Society But Rev. j
Silas P Cook is much m>>re than that. I
He is the friend, councilor and helper j
of the country pastors from the Vor- '
niont l<? the Connecticut lino He is
advisor, insptrer and shepherd-in-chief!
of all the missionary churches. Ho.
knows the highways and byways of!
Berkshire as few men know them, and !
he travels many miles of them in a1
year. Ho is also editor, and general ;
manager for that matter of the Evan- j
gel, which is the clearing house, in- I
formation bureau and inspirational
helper to the Churches of Western Mas- 1
snohusetts Mr. Cook is a friend of
prisoners, too. As county missionary
lie might be expected to look after the
county jail and its inmates. He does,
but he also keeps in touch with every
prisoner from Berkshire County who Is
in Concord Reformatory or In Ch?rlHi?
town Stat# Prison No matter what hl?
religion, or lack of it. no mntter what
his church or denomination. Mr Cook
not only helps the prisoner, but visits
hi? family back on the Berkshire Hills.
Every year he takes to the men in Con
cord the mountain laurel In all its
beauty and splendor to remind them o(
home and that somebody cares.
This is but a part of the varied min
istry of this rural preacher?man of
Cod and brother to men?but It is a
satisfaction and an Inspiration to know
that Massachusetts has such a man
ministering to the back corners of her
State and reclaiming the men who aro
If World Followed Trnchlnjc* Inntend
of Den I lilt; In Diplomacy*
Intrigue Would Knit.
"Our L.nrd never condemned war:
Tie simply introduced the principle
that, thoroughly worked out, would
make war Impossible. And then He
sra.ve spiritual impulse and spiritual
power to His members to make that
principle effective," says the Living
I "The world's diplomacy has tried
I other principles. With honeyed words,
'diplomacy has been, even up to our
i own day, a synonym for intrigue, an
affront to considerations of honesty, a
j violation of principles that are es
teemed binding in their personal re
latlons by the very diplomats them
Ives. What is the extent of this
j hypocrisy that we term diplomacy is .
[revealed, perhaps only partially, in
much of the political biography of the
nineteenth century. Even after the
outbreak of the present war, one
j 'statesman.' commenting on the
1 marked discrepancies between the
variegated-color 'papers' of the na
tions. was quoted as saying that no
I nation was bound, in publishing its
| diplomatic correspondence, to include
any more of that correspondence than
j was necessary to establish his coun
try's position. Diplomatic corresponi
ence consists chiefly of dispatches be
tween a foreign office and Its own rep
resentatives in foreign capitals, and
no one is in position to point :o
omissions or emendations that may be
| mnde in the published text.
I "Kurope in this year, 1315, presents
a moving picture of the result of this
diplomacy. It has had full sway since
tho dawn of civilization. It has al
ways had supreme Indifference to con
siderations of the Christian principle
of conduct for nations, and particular
contempt for Christian missions.
Jesus Christ waited nineteen centuries
for those whom He had drawn to Him
011 the cross to Impress the sign of
the cross upon the diplomacy of their
nations. And generation after genera
tion failed Him. This Is the result."
Children'* Church Hour.
Mount Vernon Congregational Church
is making an interesting experiment
this summer, every Sunday at 5 P. M?
in using Its cool yard opening on Bea
! i on Street and the esplanade for a
children's hour of song, Bible study
and story telling.
| Mr. Brlggs, of the Floating Hospital,
spoke the tirst Sunday, and the summer
contributions will be given to this good
I cause. Accepting an invitation to visit
tIto boat, the children and some of the
helpers spent a very interesting hour
seeing the sick babies and the splendid
[care given them. At another time Miss
Virgin, of the Woman's Municipal
I ..digue, told of the organized work
! being done by children to help keep
| the city clean and wholesome. She
I showed many pictures. On future Sun
flay afternoons some of Boston's good
story tollers will be on hand to interest
and inspire the children. While this
service is under the auspices of the
Mount Vernon Sunday school and con
ducted by the pastor's assistant and a
few of the church members and young
people, it is their desire to open it to
children of all denominations and their
parents, knowing that many Sunday
schools are closed for the summer.
I From the CommonTrenlth.)
"T.ord. Thou didst call me over field and
But life was good.
And there were flow'rs about me. where
I stood.
And all the way.
And I, to gnther them, must further
And so?at shut of day
'My feet were bruised and sore.
The (lowers lurerl no more.
And i had wandered far and lost my
1 "Lord. Thou didst call me in my quiet
And bidst me"come.
B.it there were books of wisdom, not
I To master one by one.
Deeply I studied them till day was done.
| Ah. but at set of sun,
I My brows were aching and my eyes
And, lo, my hair was white!
"Lord. Thou didst call me in the busy
But there were friends to meet.
And one I longed to greet,
And all the day 1 lingered In sweet
Lest she should come again.
Or send some token: ^
But watched and longed In vain.
\r.d when night came?with rain?
.My heart was broken.
"Lord had I come when Thou didst
call, f might
Have served aright.
But now 1 am not fit to serve at all,
Vet?Thou .lost call.
Oh. Savior, Thou wast with me all tho
riven in the way
Wherein my foet did stray!
Thou knowest the mad folly of my
And that strange pride I called The
?Search for Truth.'
Thou knewest all?even that hope that
And broke the heart, which Thou didst
ask for. whole.
And Thou didst wait.
With loving patience at the wicket
I'ntll. with tear-stained face.
Broken, unserviceable, I reached this
And there, dear Lord, dost stand, and
call tnc home.
My God T come."
noous ok the nini.r.
I Prom the Christian HernM.)
The pseat Jehovah speaks to us
In Otnesls and Exodus;
Leviticus and Vtmbers see,
1'ollowed by Deuieronomv
Josh un and Judges sway the land
rtulh cleans a sheaf with trembling
Samuel and numerous Kings 'lpoear.
Whose Chronicles we wondering hear.
iJzra and Nehemlah now'
Next Esther's deeds hei goodness shew,
.lob speaks In siRh?. David in Pialtna:
While Proverbs teach to scatter alms.
Ecclesiastes then comes on.
And the sweet Sona of Solomon,
Isaiah: Jeremiah then
With Lamentations takes hl? peri
Ezekii 1 and Daniel close
The greater prophets' hopes tnd ????,
llosea. Joel, next, and Amos
Begin the lesser prophets famous.
Obtdiah. Jonah. Mlcah come.
Valium mid Habakkuk rtnd room.
Zfphaniah to HaRR.il call: .
Kapt Zechariah builds the walls.
While Malachi, with garments rsnt.
Concludes the Ancient Testament.

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