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3Uall Street ^readier" to Soft 0Vtn &\v ^-eet= inas at 12:30 (^'clotfe Cacf) Bap of Jlext mttk in Jfront of tfje Cfmrcl) of tljc Cptpbanp. JJV. W ILLIASl WILKINSON, known in New York as the "Wall street preacher" because as a member of the clergy staff of Trinity Episcopal Church he hold- outdoor re j ligious meetin?" !n thut street mam days of the year shortly after n<>on, i* to be in Washington tomorrow for several serv ices at various churches d.'rintc the day, and on Monday will inaugurate a serie of noonday services In front of Epiphany Episcopal Church, <i street between lUth and 11th streets. Each day at 12:3<> o'clock he will btgin his meeting, and it ia expected that he will have large audi ences. The firtt service he will address here will be In St Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, at 11 o'c.ock tomorrow. The rector of St. Mark's, Rev. C. R Stetson, was formerly vicar of Trinity Church in the metropolis. \t 4 o'clock in the afternoon Rev. Mr. Wilkinson will be at All Souls' Episco pal Church. Cathedral avenue, near Con necticut avenue, of w hlch Rev. Dr. J Macbryde Sterrott Is the rector. Ilis evening service will be held in Epiphany Church at S o'clock While in Washington Rev. Mr. Wilkin son will hold meetings for laboring inei in a number of the thops at the lunch hour. Rev. Mr. Wilkinqpu is an Englishman, who came to this country some years ago and studied for the ministry. He has been active for >ears in missionary worl among work ngmen in various cities. Each summer for a number of year he was in New York. and. going down to Wall street, ho would get a chair from one of the offices, place it on the side walk and begin to preach to the men passing up and down the street. He toon became widely known In the strec and verj popular, it is said, not only with the clerks and workingmen, but also with bankers of prominence. Dr. Manning, the rector of Trinit} parish, in 1910 decided to engage Mr Wilkinson's services permanently a evangelist in order to show that the old conservative parish of New York could branch out and do aggressive work oi this kind. Since that time Mr. Wilkinson has given his time during a large part of th year to the holding of services on the corner of lJroad and Wall streets am" also to yointr jnto the large shops and factories of larger New York, where In organizes meetings and addresses em ployes. His work is widely knowi throughout the country. I petipte^I 3Dr. ^etuali's Special Sermons EV. DR. FRANK SEWALu con tinues bis special series of Sun Jay evening sermons at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow in the Church of the New Jerusalem. Avenue of the Presi dents and Corcoran street, taking for his subject, "Purity and Education." His other dates and subjects are us fol lows: December 14, "Creative Evolu tion"; December 21, "What 1? I.ife For.' December 118, "\\ hut Is Religion - % * * * QSistiop of IBraiii to Preatb ftere RT. REV. L. L. KINSOLVINC5, v Bishop of Brazil, will preach in the Church of the Ascension tomorrow even- J ing at 8 o'clock. Cfjurtfj Bebt 3lm:st $aiDj HE congregation of Epworth M. E. Church South. 7th and A streets northeast, is pleased over the p ospect of a church entirely free from debt in the near future. Half of the last thousand dollars to be collected is now in hand, j and plans are operating by which the j remaining will be secured by the j 1st of March. This means the final discharge of a ! burden reduced from time to time th ough ; the past eighteen years since the church i was built, and the event will be cele- j brated with appropriate exercises. During this time many improvements j have been made at considerable cost, no- j tably a new pipe organ, with necessary : changes in pulpit and choir platforms, at a co^t of $2,6W>, ail completely paid for during the present year. The pasto , Rev. R. L. Fultz, will co operate with the temperance movement tomorrow, and preach from the text, "Righteousness Exalteth a Nation.'' * * * * local fthssion ?Uorfcer Jfreactas ut^iHiabelpijia R. HENRY D. GORDON of the Gos pel Mission has been in Philadel phia for some days past conducting evangelistic meetings with much success. He preached Sunday evening in the Cohocksink Presbyterian Church of Phil ade'phia of which Rev. Zed Heizel Copp, formerly chief probation officer of the Juvenile Court of this city, is the pastor. At this service he sang a number of songs, playing his accompaniment on the guitar. Several former Washingtonians who have recently visited the Cohocksink Church send the pleasing news to local friends of Rev. Mr. Copp that the work there is prospering greatly. -s * * * I fflusital Cea. aML'SICAL tea and bazaar under the auspices of the Rector's Aid Society of St. Margaret's Church was he*d in th> ballroom of the Raieigh yesterday from o to lO o'clock. Among the patronesses were Miss Caro lene Smith, Mrs. R. B. Bradford. Mrs. Jewel, Mrs. Frailey. Mrs. Quinturd, Mrs. Pratt. Mrs. Micou, Mrs. Gott. Mrs. Russ Anith. Mrs. Dickins, Miss MacGrotty and Mrs. Herron. * * * * Retreat at &>t. fflarp's. EV. WALTER ELLIOTT of the Apos tolic M:sslon House at Brookland will open a retreat for both men and women In preparation of the feast of the I Immaculate conception Monday at St. Mary's Church. T>th street northwest, 7:.'50 O'clock this evening. There will be serv ices each day at 7 and 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., when the main sermon will be given toy Father Elliott. * * * * Class SJanquet. HE fourteenth anniversary of the founding of the Metropolitan Bible class of Metropolitan Methodist Church was observed at the church Wednesday evening at a dinner attended by 116 per sons. Rev. Dr Montgomery and Mr. Wil liam E. Andrews made addresses. Mr. H. C. Oberholser founded the class. * * * * The evening prayer services inaugu rated by Mgr. Russell this fall and held each day at 5 o\ lock in St. Patrick's Church are proving especially successful. Music is furnished by the sanctuary choir. * * * * Evangelist A. E. Burgess of New York comes to Washington tomorrow morning to address the meeting of the Washing ton Temple Congregation (non-sectarian) tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in New Masonic Temple. "The Greatest Thing in he World" is the subject he will take lor his discourse. <= * * * The past week has been a full week at Mount Pleasant Congregational Church. Sunday at the morning service a te'e Knun was read from Rev Dr. Clarence A. \ lucent of Boston, announcing his acceptance of the call to tut pastorate of the church, and at the evening service D;\ James !?. Tryon gave an illustrated talK on the approaching centenary of peace, the anniverbal v of the signing of the treaty of Ghent. Mondaj evening Mr. George Otis Smith, director of the geo logical survey, gave an illustrated lecture on "The Public Domain of the United States.'" Tuesday evening the annual meet ing of the Sunday school, with the election of officers, was held and Wednesday even lug the church choir, assisted by Mr. L. C. Atwater at the oiga-u and Mice O'Toole. harpist, gave a concert, 'while Mr Callow contributed a series of reci tations. '?* V T The men's club of Foundry Methodist Episcopal Church enters upon the elev en;h year of its existence with a mem bership of 150 men Tomorrow evening the pastor. Rev. Dr. W. R. Wedde spoon, will preach a special sermon to the club on "Manhood for the Times." The club will attend this service in a body. * * * *. Rev. Mr. Wynkoop, one of the secre taries of the American Bible Society, sationed for the past twenty years in India, will tell of his former work in connection with the Bible society and of his relation with the evangel cal synod in the centra provinces of India at th< evening services held at the Concord'a evangelical Lutheran Church. 20th and G streets northwest, tomorrow evening at 7:45 o'clock. This service will be he'd in English. * * * * &rrbice at JKHestmnster Cljurcf) for 3ft EMBERS of the State Council of Ju nior Order of United American Me chanics will attend the service in West minster Presbyterian Church tomorrow evening, when the pastor, Rev. T. E. Davis will preach a special sermon to them. "The Duty of the Hour" is the subject Rev. Mr. I>avis has chosen for his dis course. 'l* -i* v All old workers and friends of the Rose dale Mission House and chapel at 614 Tennessee avenue northeast are invited to attend a special meeting to be held there tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock Miss Wright and Miss Shippert will sing and Revs. W. H. Honn. W. W. Barnes and W. L. McDowell and Mrs. J. E. Gilbert will make addresses. * * * * The chancellor of the Episcopal diocese of Washington, Mr. Charles H. Stanley, is ill at his home at Laurel, Md. * * * Sf Cptoorth league Uotes. RS. E. E. MARSHALL, former sec ond vice president of the Washing ton District Epworth League, was the recipient recently of a basket of fruit and box of chrysanthemums from her friends of McKendree Epworth League. Mrs. Marshall is at & sanatorium In Maryland, and?this remembrance was taken to her by Miss Kittle E. Montague, third vice president of McKendree League. "Has God a Plan for My Life?" is the topic for the league devotional meetings tomorrow evening. Mr. H. S. Omohundro, president of the Conference Epworth League, will lead the league service at Foundry M. E. Church tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. Mr. Donald D. Simpson will conduct the devotional meeting of Chevy Chase Chap ter tomorrow evening. Miss Ross, deaconess, will speak at Ilamline Chapter s devotional service. A very interesting address on "Immigrants in America" was given Sunday evening by Mr. Mark A. Watson. An "Automatic Social" wlil be given by | Haniline Chapter Friday evening. Decem ber 19, which promises to be an interest ing affair. Every young person in the | church will be present, if plans succeed. Strengthening interest and enthusiasm, it is reported, are becoming manifest among the young folks of Douglas Chap ter. and the leaders of the devotional meetings are facing well filled benches every Sunday evening, due largely, it is said, to the energetic leadership of Mr. Andrew Gross, second vice president. Mr. Gross and Miss Boss led the service Sun day evening, stimulating interest in the cause of the immigrant. A novel remind er of the service was the distribution of !'.iVer ,_e>s bearing on one side the words. The Key to the Situation" and on the other side, "Missionary Intelligence." President Char.es F. Linger .of the Dis trict Epworth League will address Doug las Chapter at its devotional service to morrow evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mr. Les j S<:hn*r*- District second vice president, wi.I speak before Dumbarton Chapter the same evening. Douglas Chap ter will hold a business meeting next Fri ?la> evening, its mission study class will meet at i o'cloi k Tuesday evening under the leadership of Miss Braxton Howeil. Dumbarton Chapter's miss.on study class considered the geography ot India at Its meeting this week, whl.e Sun day it will take up the history of that country. The District mission study class for the second departments of Epworth League chapters has completed a seven-week course of study of William P. Shriver's book on "Immigiant Forces." all the members of the class feeling greatly ben en tted by the information gained from the study. ,p*8tr'ct board of control meeting held \\ ednesday evening was well at tended, many chapters reporting large in creases in membership and general activ ity. Miss Lula Jett of Metropolitan Chap ter, was e ected Dist.ict superintendent of junior leagues to succeed Mrs. H. C. Long. A banquet to all league officers of chapters will be given Januarv 14 at the Y. M. C. A. building. A civic' affairs committee was appointed, consisting of Messrs. R. D. Burbank. H. A. Leef and R M. Ryce. to be a standing committee to keep the District otganizat on in touch with matters of public- Interest and of social welfare of the District of Columbia. * =5= * * Christian CnDrabor iJotes 9 DELEGATION of Christian Endeav orers from Martinsbu^g, W. Va., is contemplating a trip to Washington to bo in attendance at the "1001 meet ing." Monday night, December 15, which will be the closing service of the series of meetings arranged for the coming to this city of Dr. Francis E. Oark. the founder of Christian Endeavor and the president of the World's Chria I &eb ?r. C. &. Jiasti | | to greatl) $ere. f x Y Y ijl Oakland, Cal., Clergyman Will j !?! Occupy Pulpit of Mount ?*? .? Pleasant Congregational ! ? Y! A Church Tomorrow. Y! v <~X^!~X~X"X~X"X"!"XMX~X**X~X j EV. DR. T7IIARLJ5S S. NASH of ?J2 Oakland, Cal.. will conduct the services in Mount Pleasant Con gregational Church tomorrow at 11 a.m. Dr. Nash Is president of the Pacific Congregational Seminary at Oakland, was a member of the commission of nine teen, the report of which, adopted at the recent national council at Kansas City, is regarded as having revolutionized Con gregational administration, and is fre quently called the Congregational bishop of the Pacific coast. He is regarded as a notable speaker, as well as a leader, and will preach both morning and even ing. In the evening the church choir, as sisted by Mr. Lent, violinist, will give a special musical program. [ tian Endeavor Union. Valuable Christian Endeavor books will be given at his closing meeting to those societies of Christian Endeavor In the District of Co lumbia which have the largest percentage of the;r members In attendance. * * '* A novel feature of the Christian En deavor service at the Mount Pleasant Congregational Church Sunday evening was the representation of immigrants of various foreign countries by the following members of that society: V\. D.vight Pierce. German immigrant; Shirley Mills, | Swedish immigrant; Miss Edna Hanvey, Italian immigrant, and Miss Florence Gibbons, Dutch immigrant. This society has just held a benefit concert for its philanthropic work, the soloists being Mrs. Ivy Herriott Shade, soprano; Miss Ada Arundel, coniralto, Charles D. Church, tenor, and Edwin C. Callow, bass. V ? 'i* <Hnion Protestant S&erb ice to J5e J^elb. 9RRANGBMENTS have been com pleted for the holding of a union Protestant service in the New National Theater Sunday afternoon, December 14, at 3:30 o'clock. By special request, Rev. Dr. R. H. Mc Kim, rector of the Church of the Epiph any, will deliver an address, subject: "Why We Are Protestants; Reasons for the Separation from Rome." In a notice announcing the meeting it is stated: "The Protestants of the city are cordiallv invited to join in this serv ice and make it an occasion for bearing a decided testimony in favor Of Prot estant principles. Recent occurrences in this city make this an opportune time for the holding of such a serv ce." Rev. Wallace Radcliffe, pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, will preside. ;5$: if. 3^1 &t. Cecilia iflasa at Cobenant Cfjurcfj a OUNOD'S mass, "St. Cecilia," Is to be sung by the choir of the Church of the Covenant at the fifth monthly mu sical service, to be held there tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mrs. Gawler will sing the offertory, ?'O Divine Redeemer." and Mr. Wright son, "There Is a Green Hill Far Away." Dr. Charles Wood, the pastor, will preach the sermon of the occasion. # * ? * A meeting of the Men's League of the Fifth Baptist Church is to be held Wed nesday evening. ? $ * * \t the communion service in Gunton Temple Memorial Presbyterian Church Sundav thirty-two new members were re- I ceived into the church, ten of whom came i on profession of faith. They were given a reception Thussday evening. * * * * Mr Harold Warner will address the Epworth League of Metropolitan Metho dist Episcopal Church tomorrow even lne- * * * * 1 The Men's Club of Foundry Methodist | Episcopal Church will attend the service in a body tomorrow evening to hoar Dr. I VVedderspoon, the pastor, preach on ?Manhood for the Times." * * * ? Rev. Henry A. Atkinson, secretary of the social service department of the Con gregational churches, will preach in the Ingram Memorial Church tomorrow at 8 o'clock, taking for his subject, "Men and the Church." ? . . He will preach to the men of the church at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on "The Value of a Brotherhood to a Local Church." * if * * gtunbap &cbocl Ceacljers' ?niott M T the Public Library Thursday after 21 noon, the Elementary Sunday School Teachers' Union in addition to hearing the lesson presented by Miss ells, re solved itself into a round table. A number of topics were suggested which will be used in the programs for the next six months. One of the most in teresting was the "Mothers' Class in Sun day School." December 10 at 7:30 o'clock will occur the monthly evening session of the u?"?n at the Petwo th Methodist Church, Shep h?rrl street between <>th and Tth. The graded lessons for all departments and the uniform lesson will be given. Time will be allowed for conferences and open discussion along various lines of Sundav school work. ' Kefreshments and a social hour will fol low * * * * Dr. Weston Bruner will have a unique service tomorrow afternoon at 3:d0 o'clock in th<- Centennial Baptist Chu: eh j>tu and I streets northeast, called the KK v. U 11.1,1 AM VVILK.1ASOX. V W\Ll. STiiEET SEItVICE. pastor Accepts Call. Iteb. i^otoarb peters Comes to Jfifteentfj Street Christian Cfturcf) Jfrom Jfort )?s>mitf), lUrfe. EV. HOWARD PETERS, who has accepted a call to the Fifteenth Street Ch istian Church, at 15th an<i D streets southeast, will begin his duties there tomorrow, preaching at the 11 o'clock service. Rev. Mr. Peters comes from Fort Smith. Ark., where some years ago he established a Christian mission, which has grown into a strong congregation un der his guidance. The leaders of the Fifteenth Street Church are greatly pleased at his ac ceptance of the call here and expect that much progress will be made in the work. Christian1 Cntreabor^our Pp Hamep ??. Jrtmn t + 1 TOPIC: The Ideal Christian, XII. His Reward. Psalms, I :i-6. J For blessings ever wait on \irluoiis deeds. And tlioueh u late, a sure reward succeeds. HE ideal Christian does not expect /IT reward as due to merit; but as a consummation inseparably connect ed, in a covenant of grace, with such virtuous acts as grace enables him to per form. The Christian's re ward is not because of his worthiness. It is not given as a payment for good deeds done, but is an outcome of God's grace in the tieart Christ said, ' My re- j ward is with me." j Relationship to Him : is the source of ; blessings here and | hereafter. It is His merits that secure the reward to the Christian. An ad knowledgment of the all-suffering of His merits and a reliance upon His guidance lead us to do the things that He ap proves. God's approval is the supreme reward that a soul can hope for or desire. The whole matter of rewards depends upon our being able, through divine grace, to do the things that God approves?that carries with it temporal and eternal joy and peace. * ? * * The Rejoicing Way. When the eunuch was converted to Christianity and was baptized by Philip, we are told that he "went on his way re joicing." Acts, 8:39. His experience was not singular. It is the same with all true converts. The Christian's first reward Is joy. The sources of that joy are in having an enlightened mind, in the sense of par don, in the experiences of a renewed heart and in the consciousness of fellow ship and communion with God. * * * * s Enlightened Mind. An enlightened mind is a source of joy and thus a great reward to one who has been groping in moral darkness. To have doubts and perplexities removed by discovering spiritual truth and its ap "Twentieth century special for Washing ton D. C.. young people." Prof, Reynolds, tenor soloist, will as sist Dr. Bruner in the three Sunday meet ings. The special services will be contin ued another week. * * * -f ' All former members of the old Assem bly and North Presbyterian congrega tions who have not affiliated with other churches of the denomination are being sought by Rev. Samuel A. Bower, pastor of the Northmlnster Presbyterian Church, and urged to unite with his congregation, which grew out of the union of the two. Invitations have been sent to all the old members whose addresses could be obtained urging them to attend the com munion service to be held in the North mlnster Church tomorrow at 11 o'clock. ?* * * * Rev. William Oscar Roome, jr., rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Ana I costia. has announced a series of special j sermons which he will deliver during the ; Advent season, beginning tomorrow inorn i ing at the 11 o'clock service. His sub ject tomorrow morning will be "This Is a Fact Established." and in the evening. "His Second Advent to Be Different from His First." December 14, morning, "The Second Advent of Christ to be Magnificent and Glorious": evening, "The Advent of Christ Will Be Gracious Unto Salvation": December 21, morning, "The Judgment of the Quick and the Dead"; evening, "The Coming of Christ Is to Be Desired and Expected"; Christmas day, "Star of the East, the Horizon Adorning"; December morning, "At the Name of Jesus Every Knee Should Bow." Rev Mr. Roome has arranged these spe cial discourses at the request of several members of his congregation and he be lieves they wjh be of much interest, espe cially at this season of the year. plication to the soul's needs causes joy, peace and thanksgiving. To gain a knowledge of the way of sal vation and of God's gracious purposes of love and mercy to mankind causes a man to go on his way rejoicing. # * * * Sins Forgiven. When one becomes a real Christian he understands that his sins are forgiven and that God will remember them no more. The pardon of sin is- a source of rejoicing in the believer's heart. In the hour of his penitence and belief comes the sweet re%vard of joy and gladness. * * * * Changed Heart. The renewed heart is another source of joy. The Christian finds he is "a new creature- old things are passed away; be hold, all things are become new." The unrest of unbelief and evil temper has changed to the happy emotions of trust and gratitude, and the feelings of anger, envy, hatred and malice have given place to meekness, gentleness and love. It is a substantial joy to feel that the heart has been cleansed and purified from unrighteousness and made a fit temple for the indwelling of pure and holy desires and purposes. "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me," is ever the Christian's prayer, and in God's gracious answer to the sincere petitioner is found a solid and abounding joy. * $ ? * Walking With God. Another cause for the Joy of the Chris tian is that by reason of his changed heart he has communion and fellowship with God. What greater blessing and re ward can come to any soul than this? "Enoch walked with God," and all true Christians have companionship with Him. "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." The Christian has an exceeding great reward in the joy arising from an enlight ened understanding; from the forgiveness of his sins; from the renovation of his heart; and from the divine companionship. Tnese joys are personal, individual solely, but they give rise to another great joy of Christian experience?that of opportu nity for usefulness to their fellow men. * * * * Spreading the Gospel. The Christian finds his chief delight in carrying to others the good news and glad tidings of peace and pardon. In this service he not only has the pres ent joy of winning souls to righteousness, but has tiie assurance of infinite felicity, in the promise that "They that turn :!; in J?eto Sorb Citp $ ? % !t* Unitarians to Have New V y ?> ' ? Building?Boston Effort to | Still Be Maintained. N1TAR1ANS have decided to es m tabllsh headquarters in New York and have the new building for the joint use of the American Uni tarian Assoc ation and the conference of the middle states and Canada. The first named will not, of course, abandon its Boston headquarters. The principal purpose of the New York building is to be for the use of the con ference. For many years quarters have been oc cupied in the rear of All Souls' Unitarian Church "which is well downtown, an edifice made famous by the late Rev. I>r. Henry W. Bellows, and because with n its walls one of the two great sanitary commissions of the civil war t!me was formed. This property is now to be sold. The new headquarters will be quite near to the Grand Central railroad station. The work of the American Unitarian Associat oil is educational, with bureaus for social service, building loan, college, churches and. In tho case of Japan, fore gn missions. There is also a church extension de partment. The work of the middle states conference is more exclusively mission ary, and it is particularly devoted to home missions. many to righteousness shall shine as the stars for ever and ever." His influence for good over men is a daily reward in having the approval of his own conscience and the consciousness of divine approval, which carries with it eternal joy and peace. * * * Secret Delights. Among the rewards of the Christian are secret delights?jo>s unknown to all save to him that experiences them. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." Here is a promised reward that no stranger may intermeddle with?a new name given that no man knoweth save him that receiveth it, engraven on a white stone, the emblem of absolution from guilt. An ancient custom was to give a white stone to one acquitted on trial and a black stone to one condemned. A new name of recognition in the family of heaven. None know the evidences of acceptance but the man himself. _It_ is a wonderful thought that each Christian shall be distinguished by some reward that is peculiarly for himself alone. We know not what God hath in store for him that overcometh. What no human eye hath seen, what no mortal ear hath heard; What on thought hath never bees, In its noblest flights, conferred? This hath God prepared in store For his people evermore! We only know that "eye hath not seen nor ear heard; neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." The ideal Christian; his rewards. Who can number them? Who can meas ure the magnitude of God's love and goodness to His obedient children? ^ Rejoicing Texts. I have dwelt mostly on the sources of joy as constituting the Christian s re wards, for the^- is no blessing so great as joy and gladness in the heart. In the Word of God great emphasis is given to this thought. It is said that in the Scrip tures there are ?0?> texts that begin with "Be glad in Yhe Lord," or "Rejoice great ly," or "Shout for joy," or with words of like purport. When the least suggestion of God s will is made it is binding ami may not be lightly passed over. Surely we should treat seriously the injunction to rejoice and be g.ad when He sees fit to repeat it 800 times. * * * * Serenity and Safety. The Christian who does not cultivate and enjoy serenity of mind is losing his due reward. "Thou wilt keep him in per fect peace whose mind is etayed on thee." The Christian who does not find joy and gladness in his life and service is not dwelling, as he shoulo, in the secret place of the most H_gh, nor abiding un der the shadow of the Almighty, and is limiting the reward that comes from a sense of security and safety from all evil. He should read often and care fully the 91st Psalm. Of the ideal Cnristian is is written: "Thou shait not be afraid for the error by night; nor for the arrow that ttieth by day; nor for the pestilence that waik eth in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fah at thy side, and ten ttiuu^ana at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee." The Final Beward. He has tli? reward of serenity and safety in this life, but the highest joy awaits him in the life to come in the sure and certain promise of eternal life, to be spent in the enjoyment of immor tal honors and everlasting blessedness. Days come and go In joy and woe; Days go and coiuo In endleb8 suui. Only the eternal day Shall come, but never go; Only the et<*rual tide Shall never ebb. but flow. The Christian's final reward is a heavenly home in the realm of the eter nal day that Shall come, bat never go. Oh, Christian, "Rejoice and be exi eed ing glad, for great Is your reward In heaven." Appalling Miteracp in tfie "Hanti of &omorroto ?t $n 3Bra*il 17,000,000 people Can Jititljer &eab ilor 2H rite. ?^lLOM Brau.il. the fascinating "Land of Tomorrow." Itev. \V. G. Bor mJr ehers. a missionary, st uds a most interesting story of his work. He. sajs: "W*e have been very busy in Kiu de Janeiro raising the money ivitli wliifh to open a free night school. Our effort* ha\e been attended with splendid success. Tlie committee appointed by the government to make a study of public instruction pre pared the way for us. "They had declared through the daily press that four-tiftlis of the'people of the republic wero unable to read and write, and that even in Klo de Janeiro, the na tion's capital. 50 per cent of the people were unable to read and write. Now, when you remember that a conservative estimate would place the population of the I'nited States of Brazil at -- tfciti.OuO you will see that 1".<K#).<hio Brazil ans are u lable to read and write and that r?ou, 0?0 of these live in Kio de Janeiro "After the members of our Cattete Church had given to the limit of their ubiilty, we saw that at least $1,000 more was necessary to complete the work of dividing the chapel into classrooms. De spairing of receiving the needed aid from the homeland, we resolved to do our best to raise it on the tteld. The members of the church did not have sufficient faith in our ability to raise the amount out side of the congregation to aid the pas tor in the endeavor, I told thorn I be lieved it could be done and that I war resolved to make the effort. With no Ktt< rs of recommendation, but with quo tations from V>r. Oetavlo Mangabeira, tb? president ?>t the government's committer on public instruction, I vent to leading citizen*, government official- and busi ness nun and laid before them our plan to do our part in preparing the Wt'jwiw I *analpliabelos' of llio Janeiro to be J intelligent and useful patriots and cltJ ' sens. ? "Only two men of position and intlu j enco refused to give, and so many gave i liberally that in less than Ave weeks, i using only the time I could take frojn j other duties, I had secured about 1100 more than the amount we set out to raise. "We were able to open the school with an enrollment of about forty, and others are constantly matriculating. Some ??' them are women of forty and fifty years of age. who wish to learn how to read their Bibles in order to be more intelli gent and useful Christians. <julte a num ber are young men and women wishing to learn to read for the same purpose, while others are young people who hate never entered one of our churches before. So tar, practically every one of them lias become a regular attendant at the W ??<! nesday evening prayer meeting a.td mmc of them attend the Sunday school and preaching service." unbap1 ^>cfjool1 lestfori ffip fteb. ,%ugt) (K.| &tebengon. THE FALL OF JERICHO, j Joshua, 5:10?6:27. ? Golden Text?All things are possible to him that be lie veth. Mark, 9:23. Q LLP WING the crossing of the Jordan, which we consi^Tcd last gjM week, several events are recorded that from a religious point of view are worthy of more than passing notice. Tne orders for the erec tion of a memorial at Gilgal, Joshua's headquarters, for the commemoration of the miraculous inter vention of Jehovah upon their behair was carried out, anl the twelve stones brought from the Jordan were set up as a memorial of the event that filled the I petty rulers of Palestine with great fear and at the same time strengthened the confidence and faith of the Israelites in Jehovah and Joshua. Gilgal from the first became "holy ground" by the appearance of Christ as the Captain of the host, sanctioning and directing the campa'gn for the conquet of Canaan of which the destruction of Jericho was but one event, due to the idolatry of the people of the city. Gilgal also became the site of the national me morial sanctuary, that in every great crisis became the rallying point for the development of patriotism by presenting the fundamental religious truths that God gave to man so that Israel, recall ing what Jehovah had done for the free dom, foundation and formation of their national life, might possess that "right eousness which exalteth a nation," by reformations and revivals sought to pre serve their prestige and place among the nations of the earth. Immediately after reaching the site that became the basis of his military achievements Joshua revived the rite of ,w,hlch f?r some unknown reason had not been observed in tne w.i derness wanderings, and provided for the observance of the passover. Another e\ent showing the conservation policy of Jehovah was that the manna ceased when they entered the land of promise, plenty and prosperity. God does not work mira cles when human effort can supply all that \\ IIe supp ements our efforts, a, 1 He did Israel's by His persona . providen tial power in every crisis, when we obey His orders and call upon Him for guid ance. K was probably while Joshua was on a tactical walk studying his problems ?>f how to capture the fortified city of Jericho that he lifted up his eyes 'or guidance to Jehovah and beheld the Commander-in chief, who directed the strategic silent' siege of Jericho. * * * Strategic, Silent Siege. Being the key to the promised land, the rich and luxurious city of Jericho was strongly fortified because it commanded the fords of the Jordan, yet George Adam Smith tells us that "its enervating cli mate has always rendered its inhabitants weak and and enervating, so it has al ways fallen an easy prey to an invader, whether Israelite, Moabite, Syrian or Roman." No student of military science would approve of the strategy mapped out by "the captain of the host" for Israel, because to the man of battles it would appear sheer folly. It is true that we have not all the facts before us and that it is possible that the silent proces sion might have been used to throw the city, that although it trusted in citadel with double walls flanked by strong tow ers, off its guard while the fortifications were being undermined. The plan to di vide the forces of the enemy by capturing Jericho was a good strategic move. Joshua's distinguish.ng characteristic was his determination to accept God s word and try to obey the Divine com mands in all things. The host under the Lord was not Israel, but the unseen spir- 1 itual forces who always obeyed His will. So when Joshua was informed that Jeri- : cho with its petty king and men of our vale were given Into his hand, he believed the Ix?rd and carried out His or ders. For six days the peop.e moved around the city in a strange procession that probably caused Jericho to laugh at the "Salvation Army" (forgetting that they were facing the God of nations, who had promised to give thein over to Israel), who silently inarched around the massive walls carrying the work of the Lord with them. The battle was the! Lord's and all that Israel had to do was | obey orders. For six days silently the men moved about the city while the priests blowing upon their trumpets warned the city of their peril and pro claimed that the conflict was re.igious. The test of six days' silent marching finally brought fortji the victory upon the seventh day, when after the seventh time that the Israelites had marched a ound the city in accordance with tlie prom s? of Joshua when they shouted the city walie fell, except that part containing the home of Kahab, tiie harlot convert, with whom the two spies had mad a compact that assured al! in her house salvation because of Rahab's faith At the given sgnal the massive wails fell. Jericho had bowed to Jehovah. Faith had won another victory over force. "While an earthquake would explain the falling of the walls. It would not remove the miracle in timing the event. The fal'ing of the walls was a signal for all to attack the city, but to touch not the spoils, as they had been devoted to God. There is something in this strategic policy of Joshua that reminds us of tin courageous trust ot" our President in the present Mexican crisis that stands for the , strategy of the moral power of the "cap tain of the hosts" to bring victory for the cause of righteousness without the intervention by force. All things are possible to him that belleveth today Ju*t as much as in the days of Joshua when victory crowned the obedience of the people, priests and their leader, and re warded Rahab for her trust in God and J defense of the two spies, when Jericho was destroyed, by saving all in her home. * * * * Rahab's Rescue. The saving of Rahab the harlot was In accordance with the agreement made with the two spies and the commands of Joslma. The rescue of this woman and her reception by Israel was due to her acceptance of Jehovah and faith in Him. which caused her heathen blood to be come one of the strains of our blessed Lord. The message of the gospel that Jesus was the Messiah and the declara tion of the law of religious liberty that has found its best expression in our na tional life was given to woman, whose moral life was not approved by the Lord. To another woman of easy virtue Christ gave a new chance by bidding her to "go and sin no more." The promise to Abraham, as well as the gospel, opens uy a door of hope and help to all that nave failed to reach the standard of moral life proclaimed in the word. The extermination of the citizens of j Jericho lias been considered by some to be inconsistent with the divine character revealed in the New Testament, yet the Scriptures clearly show that their com plete destruction was absolutely essential to the safety of Israel and the preserva tion of a pure religion. The abodes oi idoiatry had to lie razed to the ground lest the idolatry would spread to Israel; even the children were ordered cut of", lest they should grow up to propagate the moral leprosy. Everything connec.eu with idol worship was consumed lest it should become a snare. It was because of this danger that Joshua strictly warned his ! forces against looting that is so common j among armies. I We will miss the most important poiul in this narrative if we thtnk that tlie i days of miracles have passed, for it :s still true, When terrors rise and nations faint, God is the strength <-f every taint. The miracle condenses in a single mo ment the principles and purposes that control the divine action in the realms of nature and history. Paul makes an am plication of this truth to the work e a?e called upon to do in carrying the gospel of Christ to every creature In il <"oriu thians <11 Cor., 10:3-6), which, if studied carefully, will show platnly that he re ferred to the destruction of Jericho be cause "in that campaign no carnal weap ons were used, that the strongholds were pulled down through the mighty power of God, and through the same power were the people brought inio captivity and their disobdlence avenged." "In the faith that takes God :?t His word lies the secret ot power with GoU for men arid of power with men for God. It makes one both the recipient and the giver of divine life. "Duty lies along the path of every life. Each soul born into the world has its mission born with it that continues throughout all the days of a man's lite. One supreme effort will not fulfill the mission of life, for it calls for a con tinuous and constant effort. itefore lis all there appears some insurmountable task, whether we be physicians, philan thropists. patriots or preachers, that calls for the exercise of faith. If we in the spirit of Joshua approach our Jericho* they will capitulate. There is no such word as failure in the speech of the man who takes God at His word, for with that faith all things are possib<e and there is no such thing as deieat. The call of God to service Is a summons to victory. If we do His will He will honor our efforts. Nothing done in faith f*r Him can be failure. Though scoffers ask. "Where if your gale?'* And mocking say, "Vour work is vain," These scoffers ?ii<- and are forgot; Work done for Ciod, it dieth not. I "rests oa, press on. nor doubt nor fear; > Through every a -t these word* ujay cheer, Wliate'er uiay die or In- forgot. Work done for Ood, it dieth uot. President Karl of Des Moines well says: ?*It is by the perseverance of faith that modern civilization is so rich in comforts due to labor-saving devices. Men had faith to work on and on fruitlessly until the thing for which they were working took definite shape. This has been the history of the te egraph, telephone and every other modern invention. By the perseverance of faith the liquor trattic is 1 being destroyed, the social evil is being repressed, gambling Is otitHiwed and the very form of society is being changed."