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Parisian Cafe Waiters and Their Mustaches.
for ?. Mustache?Would
fou Pay It??Paris Waiters
Sacrifice This Sum Several
*imes a Year to Please Their
iVives?Of E'se Insure the
Jpinach?AH Have the Right
j We?r Hair on Their
?aces. Won in a Great Strike
-But the Public Does Not
-ike It.
' "if' ..f Th" .?t?r
J'ARIS, August 11, 1S1V.
X T E R I X G the
?J rand Cafe. 1 was
edified to see Ca
det growing .1
ir.usta-he. Cadet
is a maitre d'
hate), tactful, cup
ple. dignified, ex
perienced. Call
h'm a waiter.
??Compliment." I
s*id. "Tour wife
and children will
??omtng shortly?"
^e-:t week. " replied Cad?*t. "NVxi
k. nhen it h*s grown longer aid
rr '
must be a treat for the little ore?,*"
if y wife"?he smiled shamefacedly -
wishes them to see their father
,ing like other men. We ha^c the
to wear mustaches!"
straightened with self-respect. Five
omers had parsed his table squarely.
old Rastien. philosopher and boule
lie;- despite his apron, served them
el>. Flighty Adolphe turned his
to suppress a snigger. Dumont and
gee. taking strategic positions, cut
iny customer's r?tr?at. All looked on
et and his mustache with protective
rest. All Mere smooth shaved.
nsuredT' I arked casually. ?
among ourfthM." said Cadet.
*tien ineluaed. he insisted."
Yhat will your* good, moon-faced
tlen murmured genially, full of old
rrlenve of men and cities. "At my
1 am ?mail and ruddy, >=mooth
red. What would I do with a grizzled
?h" Rut you are young. You fought
bled to wear hali on your fa^es. Do
m a
rhap? I had better tell what it is all
the ma-s of Pari* workers. waiters
io.jffes a: ^ restaurant* are notorious!!}*
the ?n^o*t *t *^ojs. correct. !".:e'ljgent. pa
tient and de ^oted. f
I'.ft't four j *8!? ago they a<! no union.
I ITr.tST: three \? *rs ago the ioet :!iat they
w>ild, possibly K>I'i in a trou|:>l-njc demor
r. would Y*ve seened ,s-edible.
TI? a suddenly \ hey he!d? sdcru midnight
meett* at the \ourse of 3 i>or-an e*
tracrflfnary e*:a y'shm^nt. ? which I
shall itxm write } V*"- S<jm? tld not ar
r:\e rT!] :j a.m. B'At a!! v.ettt awa> with I
a de.egate elected Vfor their *afe. and!
i 9woTf arsoltJtior: !:i ??>? *a1?.
I *rl-ec rig-its late - \h? >4 tr c? each
J ca'e got a -ea?ed lett V?~t?? ta .opened at
JT p.m. n'r.ari' "? \
f[ A' 7 p.if. fa is in 'full blast.
?The ' aperitif" of ahsintV* and ottier ap
%>^riz*r- Is rot ?ii!it? ov<*r an<f| th>> dinnet
V? beginning. Th? haJlsi of i lig ht were1
l ke?i with sti.iwilatfNl optimistic (crowds. I
y \troi]iz!n?:v ordering ab?*a rlie >5eft. re
>p V'tfiil Mailers. wr.o irsdt aj?va>?s been
tin V grateful slaves.
At 1* P.m. fh? *arter*-opeiw<lfeheirtsealed
lette t. It read:
"Oi X apron*! To tl.e work?of <air?eman
cinati. *n' Meeting nt the boorje of'. !abor.
Frate; %?' Rie-tings."
Once. ^wice. the .-bout wonr^tip in?each
csfe a n? \restaurant of Par*: I
"Oft si Vons!"
And tra *ujullly. peaoeaiiy. the waiorrs
lung up t ^>eir coats and aprons, doneed
hats hrd s *jreet <a?tunw, and withotfi a
word of exp Vinatlon just walked out like
ordinaty cm \pncers.
Only cooks, tbasseui cashiers and?cel-1
larmcn remain
V** .
Of course, th* m yiagementi-mniediately
.el^phoned for mo. V help. - It was use
Vyt. Neither inie ?n*encr office*, mu
tuality bureaus nor t\? young union'had
?aitrrs to send. 1 \r a hours,
i ak?3lilft service was /Miempted, clients
laughing at the gay aAfventm*. But
when they had lausrhed. t.y.v went away. I
A cafe without Its suppl. y sympathetic j
waiters Is a place of sadnes *?
At that moment there w *s- perhaps.!
orly one Parisian cafe ot restaurant j
waitei who wore hair on his . 'ace.
He wa? Frederic, serving his '"'n press
duck and cardinal sole at the Tower of
SHver restaurant, to the fine i Vw*r ot
Americans in Paris for whom .Frederic
names hi? dishes?lobster Wana tnaker.
John Osv Zergroart veal. Dr. Bull X>u!let. .
Maikey vol-au-vent and James G Vdon
Bennett omelette. \
Personally, Frederic looks enormoiVs'J' 1
like Ibsen. Hairy is no word for .V>e
face of him. When he concocts t.^e 1
duck sauce at their table?bending over ,V )
with loving care?proud-stomached ladies V '
shudder, wondering fearfully if those '
whiskers are in tight. "
And they do say that sentimental young
x?uples count the hairs that fall into the . t
saucepan, murmuring: "He (or ,-he? loves c
me! He <or she> loves me not!" j n
.Waiters on th?ir day off used to cross I
half Paiis to ?e? Frederic and the lmir ;
upon his face, which they at once enVied
him for possessing and blessed bun for j
wearing. Frederic is not only proprietor : f
of his whiskers, but of the Tower ot ' ij
Walter* la Pari* caff* eaaaot afford to wear (heir mastache* longer 1kaa a week at a time. It roiti theai la redaed# tip*, aearly oae dollar per day.
Silver .restaurant, and he ornaments him
self as. lie will.
His .-Vddish spinach was the beaconlight
R'hich showed their way to all these
thousands for their secret midnight meet
ings at, the boui^e of labor.
For, ,if Frederick could impose a full
Ibsen negalia of ne< k whiskers, beard,
busied sideburns and bush mustache on
i\e creeim of Paris society, might not
o nm<sn waiters win the right to wear
nu *tatl Aps?
^ *
i a a
Whji Parisian waiters had been forced
or ov? r a century to go smooth shaved
r son* thing I shall tell you later. Just
believe it. Growing a mustache was
tantamount to dismissal. Several other
trifling questions needed settlement, the
"collection box" which pocketed half
their tips, or "apron money" by which
other proprietors cynically charged them
' $!..? to *" per day for the privilege of
working without salary, not to tfrntion
i "expenses and breakage," by which an
other part of their tips was wrested
I from them.
j But. first of all. they demanded mus
Knowing how the waiters longed for
I the hairy decoration, the cafe aad rew
i taurant proprietors of Paris held iut five
i days on the money question, to &t last
concede mustaches as a splendid com
And mustaches must have been ac
cepted by the good and patient fellows
' had tvot the Paris pubiic begun to learn
what happened to the tips it. imagined it
was bestowing personally on waiters that
One < afe waiter, during two weeks, had
never received less than *."5.to per day in
tips. According to rule, he passed them
entire to the "collection box," and after
the proprietor had taken out "his" part,
the waiter got back *1.55 per day and
Others, in a night restaurant, paid the
establishment tt cents "tablecloth money"
per customer. 5 per cent on each bill
fsupper tip* are supposed to he above 10
per centl, and *1 per day salary of each
of their two aids. "Wo waiters have been
paying that night restaurant *lti.0(X> per
year for he privilege of working without
salary:" tiie> *aid.
* *
"All right." answered the proprietors,
now frightened: "Call it square?and wear
your mustaches."
It was too late. During six days not a
cafe or restaurant had a staff of wait
ers. This kind cannot l>e improvised.
Customers, spoiled by perfect service,
would not accept clumsy dummies.
In seven days the strike *a. ended
The Pm-'?s public had struck s vmpathet-j
Ically. th'?t theh frier.ds t-.e wa.ter* might I
enjoy tb:!r earnlrgs and their rights a - j
I Ever aince the wa.ters have had their |
I full tifis-. paying so cent? per day for1
i meals: hut chiefly they affirmed, om* and
1 for all. and clinched it never to -?e filched
' from them, manhood's rip* nlorv a id
| that hadire of clear-eyed feeooir-hair:
Hair on the face!
1 More hair! Hair of mustache*, noatees.
. imperials, sideburn**, favorite* ar.l w! is
: ker?t Par <5 waiters won the rislu to wrar
, them; pointed beards and pa>ied bear.'.?
mustaches waxod. ?u?taches tried,
dyed, oiled and perfumed, wi hom lirait
1 or reetrl tlon.
One condition only attached to the ^'.lar
! ter wrested from proprletors. a simple
! counsel of perfection that "? certa n co
quetry preside" over the hairy arciiUec
i ture.
"Bravo!" cried the Pari* public, "wc
helped you g?t it!"
Three >ears are supposed to elapse.
In fact, they have. e apsed. How time
The scene changes to no matter what
cafe or restaurant of the boulevard?or f
any other in all Paris.
When we aee a waiter wearing a
mustache we bow to him in homage of 1
1 respect. We say:
??Compliments:'' and atk ne* s -of the
object. Is It there for long? Is it in- !
sured? Or is it a dead expense, pa- >
| tiently supported to pleas? wife and Cull- ,
dren? ,
Where are the mustaches?
Where are the giatet"*. imperial*. side- |
burns, favorites, w'r-lte^ ings. sert'onal- i
| whisker*. pointed beards and parted
beards, waxed, dyed, cu-led. oMed ard 1
perfuni?d. which the kindly Piris public :
had helped conquer for the wa'ters?
Oh the kind Paiis public. Let us'
The Paris pub'.ic has a siring t;ed to |
its gifts.
Every waiter is smooth ahaved?except j
when they take turns to be heroic. i..en
see with what tenderness the othe-s
watch over the budding sp.outs to pro
tect them from the chill> glance* and
freezing neglect of the public.
Yes. the Paris public.
And the cafe and restaurant proprietors
laugh in their sleeve and say: "I told
you so:"
"Look you." said one of them this
afternoon. "Of my best waiters, four
are close on fifty years of age. Observe
them. With their smooth, pink faces,
close shaved, thry ?=till make a hnndsom*,
appetizing figure. No one would give
them their real age. They look young,
alert, smart, don't they?"
"Yes," I answered.
"It is because they are smooth shaved.
Suppose that they raise mustaches. Tl-.e
hair grows out stiff and grizzled. Their
true age will cry against them: and they
will have great difficulty to obtain a job?
Pot because they wear mustache*. hut
because they are too old and repugnant
"Yes." I said, "but what of the young
1 "Are their hairs more agreeable in the
eotip <>r O! the ? *nc!wU ? V owe ? .1 i ??
c.'e ,.roPn.:-V V"? ' ! *. ? \J
Joke on ? em T \ ?'p: ?<( :t ?t
?n ? p ,, p -rt 1 W* t?
their t>w n a?-i-.in VT,>*
thru. . > an >l;.veu
So clean shaded.
* ? \
* ?
I inquired of Adolr lif. C*K, ^ **?
Diimont a mi the ??t li^r? A' * 1
their kino friend, the a ^rl- '
b?tr*y?d them in the ma ter ?*v n1UB*
tache*. \
"It is idleness to speak of hair* fW
Right fall in thf roup.* -nld *m(
Adolphe. who with Basticn ir.lkw
nio?t pe. fe'-t team of Pai '?. "I.sten- ,
Mustache* ae a muk of nderenden -e?
!n a waitfr. It art o*? the p .bl'.c. rot
nv:ch. ji>t a littY jus! e'?o g.? <o .n*ke?
tl ?m p*?? by a mustached one
"Why!" I persisted. ? ?
"The public w ishi s servi'e. supple wait
er*. When I go smooth shav-d. I flitt?r
my custotr.e: s."' said Ado'pfee. "Th*\ piy'
me good t.p?. Why not content I hem
" <)r in?i*re the rp!n?ch." *a d g-?o?I
Insure the ?plnn h' At the tlrarrt ?'*'?.
where there are five whose wives \vi*t\
t! em to wear mustache* during; short
period* several times * >ear. they hav*
adopted the mutual aid system. Now
that It i? Cadet"> turn, the four othet?
mak.' up to him his da!1\ loss In tlp
' What do#1* a waiter l<?se pe:1 dii> by
ataring a mustaches?" I asked.
"About a dollar," answered Bastien.
"What will you? Customers dislike t<?
see It. Vou m'gVt think we others pick
up the tips Cadet loses. Yes. ?e tr* to.
but It requires str?teg> to head off thoa*
who walk away in vague displeasure."
It seemed even so.
We watched twenty customer* wr>?>
approached Cadet** tables. s.x stare?\
I with aurp: 'se -and pas*?d on. f<e\enk
? ontrolled the'r faces?and passed like
wise. Only the r?mair5ng srveti s-at down
at the tab'es ot the mustache.i I'ariA
John D. and His Caddie.
h-s seT?
i J enty-flrtt birthds> last m^f.th, told a
I Cleveland reporter a ro'f story,
j "Golfirg in Augusta one bright winter
I day," he said. "I had lor raddle a -boy
I who didn't know mo.
< "An unfortunate stroke landed me id A
? clump of high Rrass.
" 'My. my,' I said, 'what am I to dm
1 now ?'
" 'See that there tree?' said the boy.
! pointing to a tall tree a mile away. Well,.
'? drive straight for that.'
"I lofted vigorously and fortunately.
! my ball soared up into the air. it landed.
'? and it rolled right on to the putting.
' green.
" 'How's that mj boy?' I cried trlum
"The caddie stated at me with envioua
! eyes.
" 'Gte, boss." he said, 'if I had your
?strength and you had my brains, what *
? pair for a foursome we'd make!' "
an 6
Dr. Robert ?. Davison ?j?
of the Presbytery of ???
Washington to Attend Ob
servance at First Presby
terian Church of Monti- '
cello, If. Y.t in September. ,^t
RK\. DR. D\\|sO\.
\j Of Falls Church. Va.. and a
member of tlie presbytery of!
I Washington, is to preach the i
I 1r: t *?rmon at the turning < en-1
Imal of tl.e First Presbyterian CiKirch]
Month-el'o. X. V Dr. Davison went
.-l from the seminary ir. Princeton j
Monticello forty-five years ago and J
alned a* pa?tor of that < hur. h from i
? to Its membership was lirse-I
increased under hi* ministry. Thirty- j
new members were added on a single i
t>ath. A remarkable circumstance
? -erninjc the < omlng centennial Is that
of the former pastors are still llv- j
and four of them in active service,
five will he present at the centennial, j
Davison has been pastor of the
abJ terian Church at Kalis Church.'
, for ten years. and during this time
church has prospered materially and(
it.tally. It has a large congregation
a growing Sabbath school.
f Xem York organization dates back
within six years of the founding ofj
nttcello. As soon as Sullivan county!
set off from I'later. Monticello was
*e the county seat, and In recent years
* a great reaort for city people during
ation seasons, and fur the ailing all
vear around. Its elevation and pure
ami almost constant sunshine render
climate almost ideal.
he live former pastors living have sig
<1 their happiness In attending the
bratlon and in participating in ita
Thexe are Dr. Robert A. Devi
nastor from 1^*5 to I. Rev. Henry
Harlot. Xyack. X. T., 1*7;: to 1*77:
Dr Hush R. HcCau'ey. Trenton. X.
1 to 1??C: Rev. James A M<Gowin,
t PHiu. X. Y.. to l?*i. aad Rev.
_>"rt B. Perine. Blnghamton.^C Y..
7 to limn. Tne present minister is the
Arthur J. Waugh.
hoy on f wiote to Henry Ward
Cher asking liht* to help him And
"c?>.v p'a?e." Mr Becciier replied.
?u cannot l?e an 'ditor: do not try
Uvt do not (nink of the ministry:
alonr all atiips and shops anri
r^n^tnlise: h? not a farmer nor a
-iianh : neiihe- he * soldier nor a
f?r. don't woiHc. don't -simi*. do?*t
k. Xone of these are easy. Oh.
>?>n. *.oti have come inio a hard
id I know of orrly one easy place
and that Is the grave.'*
Che Clues and iibat to 5Do
Mill) Obem.
By the Churohman.
WHO in the world first dubbed, seasons of depression "the
blues '? If it were riot ?*>o late I should enter a vigor
ous remonstrance agadnst connecting one of my favorite
colors with a very disagreeable and painful mental
stat*. When 1 look into thse deep blue eyes of a dear
little girl I Know, when I gaxe into tlse azure heavens, when my
eye lights upon a beautiful turquoise stone, when I see the blue
banner associated with a certain college, I wonder why blue should
typify in the moral and spiritual realm something far from pleas
ing. Why should ministers talk abotit blue Mondays? Why not
talk about green Tuesdays and violet Wednesdays?
Well, the phrase ij here to stay. And the thing for which it
stands is a grim reality. Few of us escape the moments when life
seems an almost Intolerable burden, when we are oppressed with it*
mysteries, when it stales on us and becomes unspeakably flat and
cheap, when the waves of depression roll In upon our souls and for
the time being submerge us.
Can we do nothing, then, but allow ourselves meekly to be sub
merged and then wait, as Noah did. for the wrfters to abate? 1 do
not think we are left in such a plight. We can certainly get the
right point of view concerning them. And right here, if anywhere.
i.-? to be found a rca>on for calling these experiences the blues. As
we need the blue sky to offset the gorgeous tints of sunrise and
sunset so our human life cannot be one continuous series of high
lights. There is a hymn one of the verses of which begins:
I thank Thee. Lord, that all our joy
Is touched with pain;
That shadows fall on darkest hours;
That thorns remain:
So that earth * bliss may be our guide
And not our chain.
"I he order of life seems to involve a certain measure of discipline,
uf reaction from exceptional happiness, of the temporary sway of
moods in which we feel the weight and strain and unsatisfactory
ness of existence.
Such moods are not peculiar to us; they are common to the race.
The best men and women in all the centuries have been subject to
them. "Think It not strange." writes the apostle Peter to a group
of early Christians, referring to fiery trials that were upon them.
This is the philosophical side of the blues, and If we ever need a
philosophy of life we need it when the skies are leaden above us.
Bat there is a practical side that deals with the kind of an active
tight we ought to put up against these invaders of our peace and
happiness: for blues are to be fought with all the infantry, artillery
and cavalry we can muster. Hero are three suggestions for the
First, get out Into the open. Kmerson used to send his children
out for a walk when they became unbearably cross In the house.
And a dose of sunshine and fresh air helps mightily, 'tis said, when
one is in the grip of the blues. And stay In tne open tong enough
to let the hills and the valleys, the stars and the stones, the birds
and the flowers, whisper to you their message of hope.
Get to work. Buckle down all the harder to the routine duty.
Jump Into the big task. Tackle the thing that looks hard and insur
inountable. Do something for somebody else. Why are mission
aries seldom blue? Because they are in the thick of the contest and
on the tiring line.
In the third place, consider every attack of the blues a call to a
deeper life with God. The only sure cure lies in this direction.
I'nder the domination of a great depression of spirits a man has a
right to faco his Maker and humbly yet pleadingly ask Him what it
all means and bow It can be remedied. Straight to the loving heart
of Him who is "our help In ages past, our hope for years to come,"
should we carry the mood that weighs us down.
And If we do this we shall rtnd as ? e giow older that the blues
-fc visit us less and less frequently.
tP ii
Religion and the Danish Court.
( From the Sirgnd.
The royal families of England and Dei
j mark ai* linked b? man-.a**. out mere is
not mu< h brilliance in the court of Copen
i ? ?a no. iiurii capital Ii*m ihe
'shortest seascn on record, it begins in
these occa>ion?. Black Is not allowed !
at court: white is. But th?re is one thingl
that is uncommon In the court cere-'
monial. The wives of the nobility andTj
of hish officials when hi mourning have
a right to wear a peaked headdress.
Ktlquette in Copenhagen is different
from that whiuh prevails in London.
' February and ends In March. ? Newcomers are expected to ask to lie
The Queen of Denmark is of a serious introduced to those a horn thev meet in
nature and decidedly religious turn of
talod. However, courts are held, apd t|\ere
! are some palace entertainments. Vrahis
tare not conipulsorv at the Danish court.
? but full evening dres* i* required, and
the houses where they visit, and it i?
ii*ual'(oi tben-j to. leave cards ,at once.on
the residents. Dinners arc early even In
the smart set?at ?>:.'*> or 7. Tlie service
is slow, and the long evening that fol
aear their uni'orme on some of J lows is apt to l>e a trifle monotonous.
Srtjool ? Uraaon ? far ? ulomnrrotu
-Written for The Star by Rev. Dr. Joseph Edmund Smith
Secretary of the American Society of Religious Education
jeers \raring Jerusalem.
Matthew. 20:17-34.
The Gathering Shadows.
IN hi? first letter to Timothy (1:13),
Paul tells uk with much emphasis
that "Christ Jesus came into the
world to save sinners,"' and the
apocalypse represents Christ as a
lamb tlain from the foundation of the
world These, and other passages
of Scriptures, teach us that the entire
scheme of redemption was planned be
fore ihe first flat of creation wa.? utter
ed. From this it follows that the con
sciousness of Calvary must have rested
upon the heart of C'hri-t from the first
hour that He awoke to the realization of
His mission.
At first it was in the dim distance.
Sure, but far off. But now the shadows
were gathering, the tragic hour was
drawing near. Next to himself, Christ
was burdened for His disciples. Trained
from childhood in a different school,
thoroughly convinced that Christ was to
establish a temporal kingdom, they
could not understand His references to
His coming death and resurrection. As
we have seen they became impatient, and
Peter even dared to rebuke Him for de
claring that it must come to pass
But as the time drew near the ne
cessity of preparing the disciples for the
event became more imperative. His min- J
istry in Perea was now closed. He was |
about to enter upon the fateful journey j
to Jerusalem. The journey must have
been a sad one. There was that about !
Christ which sorely puxiled the disciples.
| Mark says < 10:rrj), "And Jesus went be
fore them, and they were amazed; and
as they followed they were afraid." Still
He longs to have His dlsclp'.es in sym
pathy with 111m. At some convenient
place on the way He gathered them about
Him. and possibly with greater emphasis
"began to tell them what things should
happen unto Him." In this Instance He
waB most explicit. He entered Into de
tails, but Lyke says: "And they under
stood none of these things" (1SUI1>.
How utterly they failed to comprehend
the meaning of Christ's warning may be
seen by the incident which occurred al
most Immediately afterward.
The Ambitious Mother.
This incident \n characteristic. It shows
the oneness of the race in all ages: and
i It bears evidence, too, of the^ truth of
the record. They seem to have been in
Jericho. Salome, the mother of James
and John and the wife of Zebedee. had
probably come so far to meet them. Mark
says that the petition which was now pre
sented to Christ was offered by tiie sons;
but Matthew says that it was the joint
petition ot the mother and h^r sons.
There'Is but little difference in the rec
ords. It is. however. Important to note
that Zebedee took no part In the pre
| sentation of this petition. He may have
I remained at home; or he may have had I
[ no sympathy with the petition of the
mother and her children. However that
j may be. it is one of those touches
| which Shows that the picture was paint
I eil from life.
j The world over It is the mother who
plans for her son's future and whose
ambitions are most gratified by his suc
cess. Zehidee remains at home, absorbed
by business or study, or perhaps en lov
ing the comforts of the club. As usual,
the conception of the scheme and Its !
nrnsecution w:?s the work of Salome I
I?\en if it were true that Jame* and
John had desired and hoped for these
positions, we may he sure rhat this pe
tition had never been offered hut for the
ambition of their mothrr.
Nor can it ho s*id that there was anr
"thlng wrong ap t1,? petition Itself. ?rant
ing ihe truth of their conception of the
new kingdom, why should not h?r son*
he placed in the portions of greatest
honor and glory? They had been with
Him from the beginning. They had been
honored by Him. On occasions of special !
importance they and .Peter had been
chosen as the only witnesses, and why
should they not. when the kingdom was
fully established, be next to the Master
in dignity and glory? Such was the rea
soning of Salome and the children. From
this i-oitu of view the argument was
flaw less.
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Disciples Who Dared.
The misfortune was that they were
wrong in their premise, and consequent
ly they were wrong in their conclusion.
They had utterly misconceived the na
ture of the kingdom of heaven, and they
could have no idea of the means by i
which its subjects were advanced to its j
positions of honor. But they had one I
element <>f greatness. They were heroes
both. They knew not what difficulties
lay along tue path that they would tread,
but they knew and they trusted their
Lord. It was ? blind faith, but it was
also sublime. That answer to the Mas
ter's ouestlon when He had told them
that they knew not what they asked,
and when He demanded of them if they
could "drink of the cup that He would
drink of, and be baptized with the bap
tism that he would be baptized with"
will ever stand as a type of the heroic
and daring. "We are able."
It is quite true that the disciples!
did not understand their I*ord. The ]
cup and the baptism of which He spake ,
were quite other than they supposed.
But they had fully expected that there i
mould be a conflict. The upheaval and ;
the overthrow of the existing order, taey j
well knew, could not be accomplished ?
without a struggle. And for this they |
were prepared. We may remember that |
they possess a nature so warlike and ;
fiery that they were called by Christ
himself "The Sons of Thunder. (Mark,
3:17.? And once when the Samaritans
were unwilling to receive them, these
disciples were ready to call down lire
from heaven to destroy them. They
were ready, these disciples, for forced
marches, to lead a host to battle, or
to endure any other hardship that would
be demanded by the new Position. But
such were not the cup and the baptism
of the kingdom of Christ.
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Conditions of Spiritual Greatness.
Is the desire for spiritual greatness
wrong? Supposing that Salome and her
tons had understood the nature of the
kingdom of heaven, would their request
have been contrary to the spirit of the
kingdom? This question cannot be an
swered by a monosyllable. The ambition
to make the most of one's self, to "make
stepping stones of our dead selves to
higher things." is unquestionably of God;
but the ambition to be chief, to rule over
other?, to be regarded by the world as
supreme, is utterly foreign to the spirit
of the gospel. This fact is pointed out by
our Lord- hut we must notice first.
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Bequest Is Partially Granted.
"Ve shall indeed drink of my cup. and
be bapiized with- the baptism that I am
baptized with." The path of these dis
ciples was to be one of persecution and
hardship. James war slain by the sword
of Herod Agrippa I lActs. 12:2b John
suffered many persecutions. He was ex
iled. through all his after life he was
made to drink deeply of the cup of
Christ's sorrow. How little they knew
what tlvey were asking. The last phrase
of the twenty-third verse has given much
trouble to the commentato-s. It simply
means that this Is not the realm of fa
voritism. In the kingdom of our Lord the
man who has the highest seat is the man
who has been prepared fur it. He has
become murh like his Lord. He is us
ually one who Iihs suffered. He has borne
burdens: he has endured hardships; he
!*. ready.-like his master, to die for the i
This Is a realm In which there can be |
no mis akes. The awards of service arej
meted out by Go 1 Himseh. This is the
place where we should remember the
warning, that "the last shall be first and
the first shall be last."
The Incident might have been closed
here had not the other disciples been
aroused by it to indignation. To them it
seemed that James and John had some
j how obtained an advantage over them.
I Had not the Master promised that they
i should drink of the same cup and be
I baptized with the same baptism with
! Himself? Why should they be excluded
! from this honor? Doubtless it carried with
it emoluments In which they should
equally share. This made a fuller ex
planation necessary upon the part of
Calling them to Him He shows the
| difference between the earthly and the
heavenly kingdom, and lavs down the
[ rules by which we may attain greatness
j in the kingdom of God. How complete is
I the reversal of the heavenly from the
earthly. The princes of the Gentiles exer
cise authority over them, and they that
are great exercise dominion over them.
There is in this 110 condemnation of
earthly government, or of the authority
which is necessarily connected with it.
But in those days, and to a degree in all
days, dominion and authority are in
separably connected with tyranny and
oppression. They mean servitude upon
the part ot the people. They imply the
abnegation of rights upon the one hand
and limitless and uncontrolled power on
j the other. And this was the thought in
jthe nrnds of the disciples. It was the
! only one with which they were familiar.
Through tUe wide world there had never
been any othev standard or code.
"Hut it shall not be so among you."
1 The pyramid is to be reversed. Hereto
fore all have existed for the. one.
i From every cottage and hamlet, from
every farm and workshop, a stream
was turned into one great reservoir
which belonged exclusively to the King.
; But. hear it. the princes in the king
| dom of heaven are to be the ministers and !
i servants cf the people. The great, all
! controlling and unchangeable law of this
j kingdom is service. And the higher
.you climb the nearer you stand to the
throne, the deeper must be your humll
tty and the greater must be your serv.
ce. But if this is the law of the king*
dom where is its limit? Surely there
must be somewhere an explanation to
this unheard-of anomaly. It cannot be
all service. Perhaps it is for a season,
and then the power and the glory of
the throne. Well. yes. there is a stand
ard. Jesus offers Himself as the model
after which they are to strive. "As the
Son of Man came not to be ministered
unto, but to minister and give His life
a ransom for many." That la the
standard, and that is the limit of serv.
ice. No wonder the disciples of Christ
have been the study of the church. We
have become familiar with the doctrine,
but even yet we are unable to grasp it.
Service to all. to the limit of our
strength, and even, if needs be. to the
sacrifice of our life. This is the lesson
taught by Christ's life and sacrifice. The
disciples must wait until they had druhk
of His cup and had been baptised with
His baptism before they could understand
the Master's meaning. Is it not so with
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Blind Eyes Opened.
After the great lesson that wt have
been studying there is hut*llttle lime for
this closing miracle. It is only on? of
many others which showed the matchless
power and the unfailin^'sympathy of
Christ. They were leaving Jericho. Just
outside the gate were two blind men. They j
had heard of this wonderful Healer; and |
doubtless they had long hoped that theyj
might meet Him and by Him be restored >
to sight. Hearing now the tramp of the [
multitude, and being told that Jesus was;
passing by. they began earnestly to vail I
upon Him to have mercy upon them. The;
people sought to silence them, but it was
the one opportunity of their lives, and j
they cried out the more vehemently, j
"Have, mercy on us." Jesus bade there
come to Him. He knew their need, but he
would have them tell their desire. "Jesus i
had compassion on them: He touched I
th'ir eyes, and they received sigh!,"
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Field Day to Be Held at
Takoma Park September
5 ? William Knowles
^ Cooper to Speak?Other ^
JL Notes. .?
President Gates of the District Union has
sent to every society president for distri
but ion tomorrow attractive
circulars announcing Chris
mAI 1,s" Endeavor field day, to
be held at Takoma Park I.a
bor day. Monday. September
5. He promises for the aft
ernoon a general good time?a continu
ous performance of events brand-new to
Washington picnics. Detailed arrange
ments for the afternoon program are be
ing carried forward by W. K. El wood,
Joseph Pettit and C. J. Spiker. In the
evening General Secretary Cooper of the
Y. M- C. A. will speak on "What Can
Christian Rndeavorers Do to Make a
Better Washington?" The start is to be
made from 7th street and Florida avenue
at 2:30 o'clock, and it is expected that the
crowd will outnumber those of previous
Labor day outdoor meetings.
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Fifteenth Street Christian.
The Bndeavorers of the Fifteenth Street
Christian Church have undertaken to pre
pare and equip a playground on the lot ad
joining the church, where hand ball courts
and croquet will soon be ready for the
opening. A weekly church bulletin will
be provided by this society for the use of
the church during the coming year. The
society's secretary reports that rousing
good talks were given last Sunday on
prayer meeting, lookout and officers' du
ties and oti the coming International
Christian Endeavor convention by Messrs.
Gillman. Chown and Oney and Miss Ray
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Ingram Memorial Congregational.
Ingram Memorial Congregational Chris
tian Endeavorers will again conduct the
service of the church tomorrow evening
at 7:30 o'clock. The interest in these
meetings is being evidenced by the at
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A class of Endeavorers to take up the
study of Esperanto has been proposed,
and it is requested that those who are in
terested send their names to headquar
ters in the Bond building- Rev. Horace
P. Dutton. former Christian Endeavor
secretary for Europe, is attending the
Washington convention, and Thursday
explained to a group of Endeavorers his
cx er.enee as to the usefulness of the |
a a
Vermont Avenue Christian.
The 'Flying Wedge" of the District|
un on. led by Pi es den'- Gates. will to- J
morrow have charge of the meeting of -
the Vemont Avenue Chrisian StKiety.
First Congregational.
The Fist Congregational Society was]
v.sited Sunday < ve'lng by Rer. Horace j
P. Dutton of Aub-irhda'e. Mass.. where'
he is a ne ghbor of Rev. Dr. Clark,
lounde; of theChnsra'i Endeavor move- j
mcnt. Dr. Dutton was iormerly European j
Ch-istiai Endeavor secretary, and fifteen j
j ears ago introduced th* movement Into
many, of the. uontinental countries. Now [
annual aatheiings of the European Chris
tian Endeavor congress are held, and thai
work ;? organized and prosriessive over I
jivpft of the continent.
4?4*4*4* 4*4* 4"* 4? "b+irV,
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Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Heads Transfer This Pe
riod From Week Preced
ing First Sunday in Ad
vent to Holy Wesk?oth
? er Notes. "J*
At a recent conference of the head?
of the brotherhoods of the various
Christian bodie?. it
was decided to trans
_ fer the time for th?
"'BmSB "w*k of prayer."*
WaflS^y which has h.i otoor*
been held during the
meek preceding the
first Sunday in Advent, to holy week
of each year, which is. h? the resolu
tion adopted states, now observed by
Christian bodies tbrouciiout the land
as a spccial season for prayer and
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Archbishop Invited.
The Archbishop of York, who in om
of the prominent members of th?
Church of England. lias been invited to
be one of the speakers on the occasion
of the twenty-fifth national brother
hood convention, which meets next
month in Nashville. Tcnn.
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Mr. Gordon Leads.
i ?
The service conducted each Sunday.
I morning in the Union Chapel, Colonial
Beach, under the auspices of the
Washington brotherhood chapters, was
last Sunday in charge of J. iioldswoilii
Gordon of Christ Church Chapter,
i Georgetown, and tomorrow morning
will he conducted by Dr A. T. Gregory
of St- Paul's Chapter.
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Emmanuel Chapter Meetings.
Regular meetings of the Brotherhood
! Chapter of Emmanuel Church, Ana
costia, are Iteing held throughout th?
summer months at the homes of the
members of the chapter.
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New-Mown Hay in a Church. ?
From tiie London Krcuiox Standard.
A custom which has existed at OI4
Weston (Huntingdonshire) from time im
memorial has again been observed. The
church is dedicated to 8t. Swithin, and
on the Sunday nearest St. Swlthin's day
the edifice is utrewn with new-mown hay.
The tradition is that an old lady be
queathed a field for char.table purpose*
on condition that the tenant provided th?<
hay. to lessen the annoyance caused by
the squeaking of the new boots worn by
the villagers on feast Sunday. There are
other explanations?one that it is an of?
ferlng of the first fruits of the hav bar
vest. and another that it is a survival of
the custom of strewing the church twhen
the floor was only beaten earth) witU
rushes, these being renewed on the festle
\al Sundai .
Religions Bodies in London.
From llif Untlon (ikihf
Ix?R'lon has at least forty-five different
denominations of Christians. Glasgow
boasts Its thirty-four religious bodies. and
Edinburgh its twenty-five. In spite ?f
Methodist union three years ago. there
are still five or six varieties of Methodist
societies in I^ondon, whil? there are tw<>
other "refdrmed" offshoots from th#j
Church of England. three different Rai^
tlst bodies and three kinds of Presmyw
rian?-English, Scotch and Wel*h.

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