Griff Tarries With Others in
Chicago, But Acquires
No New Talent. i
fipeclal Dispatch to The Star.
CHICAGO. December 14.?Clark
Griffith, manager of the Washington
club, was among a half dozen American
Leaguers who remained over after
Thursday's meeting for discussion of
the weightier questions considered at
that lengthy convention.
With the political problems lifted
oft their chests by that deliberate assembly.
a trading epidemic seemed to
seize the lingering moguls and Insiders
say that the Auditorium lobby
for a time resembled a miniature
stock market on a busy day. Whether
Griffith Indulged In the pastime of
trying to trade, buy or sell athletes
is not known, but one fellow who
listened In on the deals says Griff
was not among the vocal artists.
Some Transactions Discussed.
Here are a few of the transactions
that were started or discussed during
Dickering between Connie Mack,
Philadelphia, and Jim Dunn. Cleveland,
for Outfielder Bobby Roth, whom
the Indians recently dumped on the
Plea from Detroit club officials that
some other team give the Tigers an
opportunity to grab oft a high-class
Announcement by Manager Ed Barrow
of Boston that he had considerable
first-rate material available for
trading purposes. The Red Sox would
like to get a good outfielder in ex:
Negotiations by Cleveland for the
services of an outfielder.
General survey of the league by St.
I.ouis. with a view of obtaining play.
era of all persuaslona
Connie Mack, Tom Shlbe, Philadelphia;
Phil Ball. Jimmy Burke. St.
J I.ouis; Ed Barrow, Harry Frazee. Bos!
ton; Clark Griffith, Washington; Jim
i Dunn, Cleveland, and Clarence Rowland.
Chicago, were some of the
moguls and managers sighted during
' the confab.
Griffith checked out last night.
RESOLUTE IS READY.
BOSTON, December 14.?The sloop
, Resolute, picked to defend the America's
cup against Sir Thomas Dipton's
Shamrock IV in 1914, will be found
till in condition to defend the famous
trophy if the latest challenge
of Sir Thomas is accepted by the New
York Yacht Club, In the opinion of
Boston men who heliied build her. The
Resolute, which defeated the Vanitle
In the trials to pick a defender, was
housed in a special structure at City
Island, near New Rochelle, after the
challenge races were called off on account
of the war, and Bpecial p^ins
were taken to preserve her for future
Friends of Charles Francis Adams,
2d. of thjs city, who handled the Resolute
In her trial races, said that he
probably would take the helm again
if called upon. Lieut. Commander
Robert IV. Emmons, 2d, of this city,
who headed the syndicate which built
the defender, is at present on overseas
NEW YORK, December 14.?Casey
Stengel of the Pttsburgh Pirates has
not signed a contract for the coming
year. He says that the Dodgers
woulif like to have him back, but he
supposes he will play again for Hugo
Besdek in Smoketown.
"I don't know if Pittsburgh will
really need me, however." declared
Casey. "Bezdek has a great outfield
In Southworth and Carey."
"But who will be the third man in
it if you're not? asked a bystander.
"Thev don't need a third man," an
sw'ered Stengel. "Southworth plays
one field and Carey plays the other
Weiss 82 1*2 *6 CaTe 104 74 104
Kramer... *0 96 83 Dexter... 80 00 84
Baker 110 101 104 Gawler... 77 80 00
Merrick.. 86 86 04 Gurnie... 00 88 03
Mitendorf 03 80 89 Helmen... 80 100 83
Handicap. 4 Handicap. 4 4
Totals.. 466 464 456 Totals.. 446 436 458
NATIONAL CAPITAL LEAGUE.
Globe. Wernicke Co. Grand Centrals.
Locraft... 07 96 102 Bnrtner... 115 114 134
.R.Lauren'n 01 110 89 Welsh.... 09 97 103
H.Laure'n 94 98 87 McXickle. 118 100 112
Hoover.. 100 85 89 Habile.. 119 104 117
Fleteher.. 117 90 97 Valth..., 123 113 107
Totals.. 499 479 464 Totals.. 574 528 573
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DOUBLE A IS OPTIMISTIC.
Expects Good Year, Adopting 154Oame
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., December 14. ..
?Further discussion of player and
salary limits, the new draft plan of
the major leagues and other matters
occupied the attention of American
Association club owners at their clos- .
ing business session here today. '
That the magnates expect a good
base ball year was indicated by their
action in adopting a 154-game scheds
ule and a decision to establish a prize
for the players.
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Absence of Indoor Meets This
Year May Hamper Development
Absence of Indoor meets may hamper
the development of track and field
sports this winter. Apparently not
much preparation Is being made to
develop the usual Indoor games, there
being evident on the part of the colleges
a disposition to wait to see
what will happen. However. It is certain
that unless Georgetown and
Hopkins put on their annual competitions
there will be an absence of
general track and field sports again.
It Is almost a foregone conclusion
that George Washington will not revive
its meet, but whether George- j
town or Hopkins Intends to stage a 1
set of events is a matter yet to be
decided. Last year Georgetown did
not hold its meet "because it had no
floor available. Johns Hopkins got c
up a very creditable meet, though It t
was not so successful as usual. The ii
Hopkins affair, even if it did not e
measure up to former standards, was
well attended and developed some in- e
teresting competition. , s
Indoor meets are necessary to give s
track games a certain stimulus need- t
ed to make the outdoor seasons any
kind of a success at all. As a matter t
of fact, it has been true in this sec- t
tion that the outdoor season has 11
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proved iess buixcbmui luoh
door. ,As far as the colleges were o
concerned, track and field athletics s
last year amounted to very little and f
the schools enjoyed only a little more
success. Only one indoor meet was t
held In this section and only one col- G
legiate outdoor set of games took d
place. As a result interest in track r
an"S field sports was at a very low . f
ebb and only two colleges made at- |
tempts to turn out teams. js
Owing to a disagreement in rela- d
tionship to the annual high school b
championships, that meet fell considerably
below standard. In fact, the C
absence of the Central squad pre- v
vented what otherwise probably c
would have been an excellent schedule
of competitions. t
It is to be hoped that conditions this f
winter will be such that the usual s
track and field meets may be held. If
such be the case, and the meets take f
place, in all probability the track and a
field games during the outdoor season c
will measure up to a much higher
standard than in recent seasons. .
Western High's basket ball team
journeyed over to Gonzaga yesterday
and lost by 26 to 34. The Gonzaga
men outplayed the Red and White,
with both teams putting up a stronger
game than usual for scholastic i
Athletics in the colleges are at a
standstill because of the demobilization
of the Students' Army Training
Corps. Most of the institutions are
at a standstill because they have no
idea of just where they stand, so
broken up has the routine work been J
in the last few days. As soon as the s
demobilization is finished, though,
managers will start work arranging c
spring schedules and making alliances v
for foot ball games in 1919. Some t
games in 'Spring sports and one or
two foot ball contests already have
been fixed, but for the most part the "
schedules remain to be completed
after the holidays. t
MRS. PINCHOT TO PRESIDE [
AT MEETING OF LEAGUE V
Question, "Shall Working Women s
Give Up Their Jobs to Men?" p
to Be Discussed. c
A public meeting is announced by t
the local committee of the National a
Women's Trade Union League for
Monday evening to discuss the ques- i]
tlon, "Shall Working Women Give Up f
xnmr JOUs lu iUOii; 1110 ujduuhsiuu t
will center around the recent recom- T
mendatlon of the National War Labor a
Board for the dismissal of the woman u
street car conductors of Cleveland. J
Mrs. Gifford PInchot, chairman of
the local branch of the Women's .
Trade Union League, will preside at
the meeting, which will be held at
Waitresses' Union headquarters, 719 3
6th street northwest. The speakers
will be Mrs. Raymond Robins,'national
president of the league; Miss
Mary Van Kleeck, director of the "5
woman-in-industry service of the v
United States Department of Labor,
and Miss Julia O'Connor, president of c
the telephone operators' department 3
of the International Brotherhood of r
Electrical Workers. Open discussion
will follow the speeches. 1
This meeting Is one of the series 1
which is being held in different cities
gs a result of the action of the Na- ,
tlonal War labor Board in the Cleve- J
land street car 'case. *
The Panama national assembly has 1
passed the first reading of a bill pro- <
vldlng for the appointment of a fiscal 1
agent for the republic. g
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FOOT BALL'S TOLL |
Records Show Fatalities in
Great Autumn Sport Are
CHICAGO. December 14.?Foot ball,
America's great autumn sport, claim
4 the lives of nine players during
he 1918 season, three less than the
917 toll, nine less than In 1916, and
even under the number In 1915, aeordlng
to figures compiled by the
Associated Press today. Virtually all
if the victims were "free lance" playirs,
not participating In games conlucted
under college and university
ihysical direction. Some of them had
inly limited knowledge of the game.
"The figures will continue to dexease
until fatalities in 'America's
oughest outdoor game' have been
intirely eliminated," said A. A. Stagg,
he veteran foot ball coach at the
Jniversity of Chicago. The greatest
nenace to the game *is the lack of
iroper physical examination. While
lome of the larger high schools now
equire physical examination, in
nost of the smaller cities this is enirely
The dangers of a dozen years ago
vhen the old style, smashing game
ncluded hurdling, low tackling and
'icious offensive tactics, have almost
leen eliminated by the new style of
oot ball play, followers of the game
minted out. Defenders of the game
ilso declared that under the present
ihysical rules prevailing in universiies
and colleges there is little more
langer on the gridiron than on the
iase ball diamond.
The Uflt of Victims.
The list of victims follows:
Carl D. Snyder of New Philadelphia,
?hlo; twenty-one years old; died Ocober
22 from a broken back; injured
II a game with an athletic club
Maurice Thompson of Pontine, 111.;
lghteen years of age, high school
tudent; died October 6 from concuslon
of the brain, suffered in a game
he previous day.
Wendel S. Watklns, Chauncy, Ohio;
wenty years old, student on the Ohio
Inlversity freshman team; died Ocober
William P. Ryan, Chicago, twentyne
years old; died October 26 from
pine injury suffered In a semi-proessional
Michael Janowsky, Owosso, Mich.; a
wenty-four-year-old sailor from
ireat Lakes naval training station;
ied October 24 from fracture of skull
nnoiirnH in Q tramo whilp VlOTTIft OY1 a
Gordon Scott, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
eventeen-year-old high school stuent;
died November 12 from a
Chester Harris of Canal Winchester,
Ihio; seventeen years old; died Noember
28 from Internal injuries reelved
in a high school game.
Gordon Sutton of Los Angeles, Cal.:
wenty years old; died October 26
rom injuries received in the high
Ralph May of Shelby, Ohio; twentyour
years old; collapsed and died of
poplexy after playing In a university
ELLIS O.JONES ARRESTED
ON CHARGE OF SEDITION
?urported Author of "Proclamation,"
in New York, Announcing1
"Reign of Bolshevism."
NEW YORK. December 14.?Ellis O.
ones, purported author of a document
pread broadcast here recently "prolaiming"
that a reign of bolshevlsm
,-ould begin in this country at noon yeserday,
was arrested yesterday afterfeon
on the mall In Central Park when
e attempted to deliver an address.
When Jones appeared, wearing a red
le, he found several score of men and
toraen standing in the rain. Asked by
eporters If he was in favor of dlsbandng
the Army and the Navy, as advoated
in the "proclamation" circular, he
.-as quoted as replying: "Yes. I am.
Ve have no need for them now. They
hould be disbanded."
As he was apparently about to talk
ublicity to those assembled a police
aptain made his way through the gathring
and,' placing his hand on Jones'
houlder, said: "Here, Mr. Jones, I will
ake you Into custody. Your utterances
He was formally charged with making
edltlous utterances In favor of dlsbandng
of the nation's military and naval
The "proclamation" Issued by the
People's Day" committee appeared
rith Jones' signature and set forth that
11 debts were to be canceled, ail statites
repealed and all public offices vaated.
Jones is known as a writer of
30L. WILSON CHASE RETIRES.
Entered Army in March, 1885, as a
Col. Wilson Chase, commanding: the
:4th Infantry at Columbus. N. M., has
teen placed on the retired list on his
iwn application after thirty-three
rears' service. Col. Chase Is from
Tennessee, and entered the Army In
larch. 1885, as a private In Troop B,
th Cavalry. He rose rapidly In the
anks to corporal, and then to sergeant,
and In February, 1889, he was
lommlssloned second lieutenant. 20th
J. 8. Infantry.
In 1895 he was graduated from the
nfantry and cavalry school. He serv?
also In the 21st and 22d Infantry
eglments, and recently reached the
Tade of colonel. 24th Infantry.
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TO DISCUSS INTERESTS
OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
Institute Called to Meet in St.
John's Parish Hall Tues- j
The Sunday school Institute of the |
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ooaru Ui rongiuug cuuutnuu ui tuo ,
diocese of Washington la to meet at
St. John's Parish Hall, 16th near H
streets, at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening.
Rev. Dr. Herbert Scott Smith,
rector of St. Margaret's Church, Is
to speak on "The Christmas Challenge
in the Present Crisis to the Sunday
School." Miss Emma Abbott, president
of the Junior Auxiliary in the
diocese of Washington, Is to give an
account of the methods and principles
of the primary department lessons of
the Christian nurture series.
Announcement is made that the
board will no longer conduct as a
diocesan undertaking the Epiphanytide
missionary rallies, but will leave
it to each clergyman and neighborhood
to organize these as may seem
The/ children of the church are
asked by the board to give their
Christmas offerings for the relief of
the suffering Armenians, Syrians and
The January session of the institute
is to be held In Epiphany Parish
Hall January 21, and it will be a
joint meeting of the diocesan branch,
of the Woman's Auxiliary and the
The annual session of the Institute
convention, which was postponed in
October because of the lnfluensa epidemic,
will be held In February.
Calendar of Special Sates Chosen
for Events in Campaign-!^
National in Scope.
The centenary campaign calendar
anounced for the Methodist Episcopal
churches of this country is as follows:
Watch night, December 31?Consecration
to the purpose of the centenary.
Mobilization week. January 6-12?
UrKHIIJSdllUll tlliu pi Vl/m v- ,
Revival campaign, January 12-26?
Two weeks of Intensive evangelistic J
Ingathering day, January 26?Re- ,
ception into membership and enlist- <
ment In service. (
Final stewardship campaigns, February
2-March 15?The program for
the local church. }
Palm Sunday. April 13?Acknowl->
edgment or decision day In the Sun- j
day schools. ,
Passion week. April 13-20?Special
services in all churches, especially on
Faster Sunday (preparedness day).
April 20?The Easter message as the
foundation of the world program.
Enlistment Sunday, April 27?Be- <
ginning of the canvass for financial j
"Over the Top" Sunday. May 4? J
Close of the intensive financial ap- '
Victory Sunday, May 11?Final reports
and services of Thanksgiving. i
Centenary celebration, June 20- i
July 7?Worldwide Methodism gath- I
ered at Columbus, Ohio. <
CONFIRMATION CLASS AT <
HOLY COMFORTER CHURCH 1
Right Rev. Owen B. Corrigan,
Bishop of Macra, and assistant to Cardinal
Gibbons, will confirm a class of (
about 250 At Holy Comforter Church, 1
14th and East Capitol streets, tomor- '
Rev. Clarence E. Wheeler, pastor of 1
the church, has arranged a program,
which will begin with a high mass at 1
10:30 o'clock in the morning. Con- I
firmation will be given at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon. ?
Bishop Corrigan will preside at the >
mass, which will be celebrated by 1
Very Rev. F. Sherry, O. M. I. Dea- '
cons of honor to the bishop will be
Rev. J. R. Matthews and Rev. A. Gill.
The sermon will be preached by Rev.
J. M. Hayea Rev. J. J. Dillon will act <
as master of ceremonies. Thomas M. i
Harvey and F. J. Hlckey will stand i
sponsors for the boys to be confirmed. \
Miss Mary Roth and Mrs. Mary Rey- ]
nolds will act in a like capacity for '
the girls. i
ARCHDEACOJTRY TO MEET.
Will Discuss Problems of Church
Administration and Efficiency.
A meeting of the archdeaconry of
Washington will be held Mondayevening
in Epiphany Parish Hall, at i
The topics to be considered are prob- :
lems of church administration and
more efficiency in church methods and
practice. All laymen of the Episcopal
Church, are requested to attend.
Father Harvey Offloer, well known i
to churchgoers of Washington, ad- :
dressed a large audience at the
Church of the Ascension, 12th street
and Massachusetts avenue, last night, i
The address was in connection with :
a mission to be held in the parish :
early in January.
U,WMS,. / ADUlSC M? UfeSf
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The Dumbarton Hen'* Community <
21ub la to lurid an open meeting Mon- j
lay night at 8 o'clock In the Dum- j
larton Avenue M. E. Church. Rev.
[>r. Earle Wllfley, pastor of Vermont
Avenue Christian Church, Is to give j
rnoainc nf <'Af!irh?th There will
je special music and a social. The ]
3ible class will discuss "Is There For- ]
?iveness for the German People?" at j
10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The railroad men's 4 o'clock serv- i
ce at the Terminal Railroad Y. M. ]
3. A.. Union station, will be addressed i
tomorrow afternoon by Robert E. i
31bby of Liberty Hut. 1
^ * * * '
The Young People's Christian Enieavor
Society of New Yorlj Avenue
Presbyterian Church will hear Rev. 1
W. M. Danner speak on the "Power ;
>f the Cross in the Philippines" to- i
morrow evening at the church at 1
5:45 o'clock. .
The choir of Eastern Presbyterian .
3hurch, under the leadership of Miss ]
S'ellie Sacrey, has arranged a special
musical service for tomorrow evening.
It will be assisted by the Ter- ]
minal Y. M. C. A. Orchestra, directed j
jy Charles W. Guest. <
The men's Bible class of Eastern i
Presbyterian Church. 6th and C f
streets northeast, w^U hold a get- i
together meeting for mpn Tuesday ;
it 8 o'clock. Rev. Freeley Rohrer i
will give a short illustrated lecture i
jn the war. after which refreshments <
will be served.
* * * *
A reception will be given Saturday j
light at Epiphany Chapel to the new ]
dear. Rev. A. .T. Torrey. and his wife. .
dr. Torrey, who comes from Jessups,
dd? will take charge next Sunday. ]
* * # . i
Rev. Dr. Henry Allen Tupper, at the i
First Baptist Church, 16th and 0 1
itreets, will have for his subjects to- .
norrow "The Matchless Miracle of ,
Aterature" #in the morning and "The ]
Jnwon War on Every Man's Land"
n the evening. ,
A publio meeting will be held ,
Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Calvary Bap- ,
:ist Church, when Miss Anna Gordon, j
iresident of the National W. C. T. U.. ,
vill preside and other noted national ]
emperance leaders will be the speakers.
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Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman of .
Brooklyn, N. Y., is to speak at the
neeting of the Congregational Club j
>f Mount Pleasant Congregational
Church. 14th street and Columbia
-oad, Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.
A turkey dinner is to be served by the '
adies of the church to the club mem- ;
jers and their friends.
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Rev. Dr. J. J. Muir, pastor of Temple
Baptist Church, will have as his
subject tomorrow morning, "Real Victor}'
Bread," and in the evening,
'Puzzled at the OrosS lloads."
The choir of Keller Memorial Luiheran
Church, assisted by the Rebew
Drchestra, wiN render their annual
Christmas cantata tomorrow evening
it 8 o'clock. A large chorus choir, unler
the leadership of Director W. O.
Little, has been'in training for more
than a month in preparation.
Tomorrow afternoon at 4:15 o'clock,
lnder the auspices of the Bethany
Bible study class, W. M. Danner,
American secretary of the mission to
lepers, will speak in the Gurley Memorial
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A service in honor of James "W. i
Hurley, assistant pharmacist's mate.^i
United States Navy, who died in The ' 'i
line of duty August 28 in the Domijti- 1
:an Republic, will be held in Epiphany 1
Lutheran Church, 16th and U streets,
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
service will be in charge of the pas- 1
tor, Rev. Dr. Steck.
* * * *
An invitation to th? men of Washington
to attend its Sunday morning
tession is extended by the men's Biole
class of Calvary Methodist Episcopal
Church. The class tomorrow (
norning will be taught by Rev. Dr. ]
lames Shera Montgomery, while the
exercises will be in charge of James
SV. Crooks of the Library of Congress,
the class president. Sessions are held
it 9:30 o'clock in the guild hall of the
church, Columbia road near 15th
* * # Dr.
Daniel A. Poling, associate pres- i
ident of the United Society of Chris- :
lian Endeavor, will address a mass I
neeting Wednesday evening at Calvary
Baptist Church, Sth and H
streets, his topic being "Found in
France." At 6 p.m. a District of Coumbia
Christian Endeavor Alumni
Association will be organized at a
linner, at which Dr. Poling will be the
guest of honor and organizer^
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The meeting at Central Union Mission
tomorrow afternoon will be under
the auspices of the executive
board of the Christian Endeavor
It Is contemplated holding a Bible
conference Un Washington similar to
the ones held recently in New York
city and Philadelphia. This conference
will be undenominational. It
has no affiliation or sympathy with
Russell ism or similar cults. All persons
interested In such a conference
ire requested to communicate with
Wilbert P. Cooke, secretary, room
223 Kellogg building.
The Hamline Girls' Club will hold
Its regular meeting Wednesday evening.
"The Aristocrat?Has He a Place In
the New Democracy?" is the topic of
an address by Rev. Dr. Birnie. at
Gunton Temple Church. 14th and R
streets, tomorrow night. The song
service will be led by Mrs. F. G.
* * *
Tomorrow will be "homecoming and
communion day" in the Metropolitan
Memorial M. E. Church. Rev. Dr.
Harry D. Mitchell, the pastor, will
speak In the morning on "Our Prayer
Life." and at 7:30 p.m. will preach on
"Putting Out the Evil, but Falling to
Put; in the Good." A reception for
sailors, soldiers and strangers will be
held at 5 pjn., which will be followed
by the Epworth League meeting
at 6:15 p.m. William Jennings
pyrlght, 1918, br H. C. Fisher. Trsfe mart
registered U. S. Tat. Off.)
" . fvueu. *uiogDy" sou'
FOft NVY AD
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lay night in this church, at which
:ima tha vietorv mass meetlncr will
>e held over the" winning of war prollbltlon.
The Columbia* iXtghts Christian
Church will hold services tomorrow
n the new chapel, erected on Park
oad, between 14th street and Hlatt
dace. The pastor, Rev. J!. B. Bagby,
will preach on "Choosing the Color,"
'A Message of Comfort" and "A Real
The Epworth League of Iowa Avelue
M. E. Church, 14th street and
Iowa avenue, has invited Epworthlana
and their friends to Join In celebrating
"Visitors' servlga'' at the devotional
meeting tomorrow evening at
The Home of Truth's publlo services
will hereafter be held at Studio
Hall, 1219 Connecticut avenue. Tomorrow
at 11:30 a.m., the subject la
"Vision" and the speaker Mrs. Eva
B. Williams. Friday evening at 8
j'clock the subject will be "Health"
and the speaker Mrs. Eva B. Williams.
The Washington District Epworth
tieague chapters are to hold a banluet
at Cushman's restaurant, December
21, at which Dr. Charles E.
luthrie. general secretary of the Epworth
League; Dr. Ralph Cushman
and Dr. John R. Edwards, district
superintendent, will speak. The object
is to acquaint a limited number
>f the young people definitely with
Lhelr duties and oblfgations in the
centenary movement of the church.
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Foundry Epworth League will be
iddressed tomorrow evening by Dr.
Merrill E. Gates, former president of
Amherst College, on the subject of
'The New Map of Europe?What
Makes a State?" The special musical
lumbers will Include a soprano solo
ay Miss F. L. Thompson, accompanied
by Miss Dorothy Thompson; a baritone
solo by Loftus H. Ward and a
luet by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P.
A large company of the leaguers
will meet In the Sunday school auditorium
this evening for a rehearsal
ind to arrange for the Christmas
musical service which will be held
Sunday evening, December 22. A social
hour with refreshments will follow
the rehearsal. '
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At Its meeting at Pythian Temple
tomorrow afternoon the Washington
Secular League will be addressed by
Edward King of New York. An openforum
discussion will follow.
* * * *
The Unitarian Club of Washington
announces a public meeting for tomorrow
evening to be held in All
Souls' Church. 14th and L streets.
Dr. Charles Moore, chairman of the
Commlslon on Fine Arts, who has
recently returned from abroad, will
deliver a lecture on "War Time in
Britain." The soloist for the evening
will be Mrs. Beulah Harper Dunwoody,
Rev. Dr. Hefbert F. Randolph, recently
appointed pastor of Foundry
Methodist Episcopal Church, will arrJve
in Washington about fhe flrdt
* * *
At St. Thomas' Church, near Dupont
Circle, the friends and members
of the parish are expected tomorrow
in large nnmbers at the 11 o'clock
service, it being in the nature of a
rally service. There will be special
music and sermon by the rector, with
* * *
W. M. Danner, American secretary
of the Mission to Lepers, will speak
it Trinity Episcopal Church at Takoma
Park tomorrow morning at 9:45
o'clock, and at the Presbyterian
Church at 11 o'clock.
A patriotic service will be held tomorrow
night at Ninth Street Christian
Church. 9th and D streets northeast,
at which an embossed "roll of
honor." containing more than 100
names of the boys in the service, will
be unveiled. The opening exercises
will be a community sing conducted
by J. Edward . Bouvier, and at the
close the pastor. Rev. George A. Miller.
will give an address on 'When the
Bofs Come Home."
# $ 4! *
A series of sermons is being
preached by Rev. Dr. Waldron on
"The Great Texts of the Bible" at
Shlioh Baptist Church ("Strangers'
Home"), and the congregation is Increasing
in size each Sunday. Tomorrow
Rev. Waldron will use for his
subject "Watchman, What of the
Might? or. The Question All the World
Is Asking Today." At night the subject
will be "Photographs From God's
Old Picture Gallery." presenting
"Isaac, the Romantic Saint; or. Love's
Dr. Philander P. Claxton will address
the men's Bible class of Mount
Pleasant M. E. Church South, 16th
near Lamont street, at 9:30 o'clock
tomorrow morning. Rev. John C.
Copenhaver will preach at 11 o'clock
on "The Present World Emergency,"
and at 8 o'clock on "The Imperial
Christ." There will be & social hour
after the evening service for war
workers and strangers.
? * Twenty-Ave
of the "Atta Boys" from
Camp Meigs will sing at the Ingram
Memorial Congregational Church tomorrow
evening at 8 o'clock. The
selections will be different from those
rendered last Sunday evening. The
"Atta Boys" will sing under the direction
of Sergt. Harry Carson. Jack
Cook, who has been leading community
singing for the "boys" in France,
under the auspices of the Young
Men's Christian Association, will lead
the community sing. The pastor. Rev.
Lewis E. Purdum, will preach on
"The Man Who Took Life as a Joke."
The Young People's Society of Christian
Endeavor meets at 7 p.m. At
the morning Bervice at 11 o'clock the
pastor will preach on "An Old Song
In a New Land."
* * * *
Rev. Dr. Earle Wilfley, pastor of
Vermont Avenue Christian Church,
will deliver the address at the Sunday
afternoon meeting at the Central
Y. M. C. A. at 4 o'clock. His subject
will be "Move On." A special
musical program will be given by
the^choir of the Ukrainian Society of
New York city, of which Miron Korykora
is director. The choir consists
of twenty voices, and is giving a
Bryan will make the address TuesBy
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-. : :;,. . J .' /.Vii" ;.?c: ij.s.'l' i'. i'tr. "it * ' '..t:
number of concerts under the auspices
of the Ukrainian Federation.
The meeting is open to the public.
Rev. J. Fr^kUn ^r^.n, pastor of
North Carolina Avenue Methodist
Protestant Church. wlIK preach tomorrow
morning on "A Modern Crusade"
and at 8 p.m. on "A Good Mother-inlaw."
Rev. Dr. Janus Shera. Montgomery will
conduct publlo worship at the Calvary
Methodist Church tomorrow morning
at 11 o'clock and speak on "The
Woman Who Missed Her Opportunity."
In the evening at 8 o'clock he will
give "A Ramble in Poetry." This will
Include numerous fhvorlte poems with
their application^ Dr. Montgomery
will teach the Calfgry men's Bible class
tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock, and
Brig. Gen. Charles W. Saltzmap will
give an address at the close of the lesson.
The quarterly meeting- of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society of
Washington district is to be held
Wednesday, at 8:30 o'clock, at Foundry
M. E. Church. A box supper
will be held at 6 o'clock, and there
will be an evening meeting at 7:80
o'clock which will be addressed by
Miss Elsie Clark of Foochow, China,
and Mrs. W. F. McDowell.
* * * *
The regular monthly business meeting
of the Concordia Christian Endeavor
Society was held Wednesday
evening in the chapel. Albertus N.
Schroeder, president of the society,
presided and gave a short talk outlining
a drive for new members for
the two-cent-a-week mission fund.
After the business meeting the members
ttere entertained by the Tri Mu
class at the Sunday school. Refreshments
were served by the social committee.
"Can We Christians Hurry the Savior
Out of Heaven to Come and
Take Us Away from This World?" is
Rev. E. Hez Swem's subject tomorrow
night, 8 o'clock, at Centennial
Baptist Church, 7th and I streets
northeast. The morning subject is
* * * m
Rev. Dr. Wood will preach at the
Church of the Covenant tomorrow at
11, 3:30 and 8 o'clock. At the afternoon
meeting there will be the first
of the Sunday afternoon uplift services.
Thts service is intended especially
for the strangers in the city.
Special musical numbers have been
prepared, the choir has been increased
to a triple quartet and this is to be
augmented by a stringed orchestra.
Dr. Wood will make a short address.
Capt. Dickinson Este, an American
ace, who has been cited on several occasions
for distinguished service, will
be the speaker at the 7:15 o'clock
service. Girls who are willing to assist
in supplying garments for refugees,
Christmas packages and book
lets lor wounded soidiera anu pinafores
for the little children of France
and Belgium can find a lot of work
to do at the Girls' Club, which meets
every Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock
in the chapel of the church. The
All States Club will not hold its regular
meeting Friday evening, but will
merge its meeting with the soldiers'
reception on Saturday evening.
$ * & *
Rev. F. Paul Langhorne will use as
a topic tomorrow morning at Petworth
Baptist Church "A Christian
World Order." In the evening his address
will be "The Pre-eminent One."
The Christmas entertainment for the
Sunday school will be held on December
27, when a cantata entitled "The
Double Surprise" will be rendered.
%s * *
Rev. Hiram N. Van Vooris will
preach at H Street Christian Church,
6th and H streets southwest, tomorrow
at the 11 o'clock service on
"Christan Stewardship." At the night
service at 7:30 o'clock the pastor,
Rev. Preston A. Cave, will preach,
taking for his subject "The Cost of
Liberty." The Bible school of this
church will hold its Christmas entertainment
Thursday night, December
* * * m
A communion set was presented to
Walter Reed Hospital last week by
the woman's war commission of New
Tork Avenue Presbyterian Church for
the use of the chaplains there in public
worship. The set consists of two
flagons. six matins and two hundred
and seventy cups. This gift is very
much appreciated by the chaplains
and the soldiers, as it adds to the dignity
and lmprcssiveness of the service.
* * sfs *
"John Wesley and the French Revolution"
will be the subject on which
Rev. Dr. James L. Gordon will preach
tomorrow morning, in First Congregational
Church, 10th and G streets
At the evening service. Dr. Gordon
will preach on "The Woman Who
Sacrifices a Home For Conscience'
The Senior Christian Endeavor Society
will be "at home" at the church
tomorrow afternoon to all young
people, between 4 and 6 o'clock. The
usual Endeavor meeting will follow
promptly at 6:20 p.m.
* # $ *
The eighty-ninth anniversary of the
birth of the late John Mercer I>angrton
will he celebrated at the New
Bethel Baptist Church, 9th and f
streets northwest, under the auspices
of the student body of the Frelingliuysen
University, at 8 o'clock this
* * at
Staff Capt. William Halpin of the
RjilvatJnn Armv is to a loatnrn
tonight at the Church of the Covenant.
covering his eighteen months'
experiences on the fighting front in
# * ? *
"The New Meaning of the Cross of
Christ" will be the subject of tomorrow
morning's sermon of Rev. Earle
Wilfley at the Vermont Avenue Christian
* * * *
The Christian Endeavor meeting at
Temple Baptist Church. 10th and N
streets, tomorrow evening, will he
held at 7 o'clock sharp. The subject
of the meeting, which will be led by
Miss Edna Forbes, will be "The Power
of the Cross in the Philippines."
liC Jj? S|8
Rev. Dr. Gove Grifiith Johnson, pastoi
of Immanuel Baptist Church, 16th streei
and Columbia road, will preach tomorrow
morning on "He Took It Upon Himself."
At 7:45 o'clock in the eveninf
Percy S. Foster, musical director, wil
conduct, a "peace sing," in which th<
chorus choir and congregation will participate.
Following the musical Dr
Johnson will preach about the "Thre<
Graces in Modem Dress." Sunday evening
will be a special "Mlzpah class evening."
All women who are members o:
this organization are requested to com*
early and attend the service in a body.
visit jj. s. PBOvnra gbotjhds
Members of Engineers' Society Art
Guests of Ordnance Chief.
Four hundred members of the Nev
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore ant
Washington sections of the An?erlcat
Society of Mechanical Engineers
through the courtesy of the chief of
ordnance of the United States Army
visited the Aberdeen proving ground:
yesterday. The visitors were guest
at luncheon at the grounds.
The party witnessed one of the dail:
firings of an average of from 6.00'
to 8.000 rounds of ammunition in th:
proving of carriages, guns and am
The Closing of the Churches.
To the Editor of The Star:
In view of the suggestion that th
health 'authorities are conslderlnj
the propriety of again closing th'
schools and churches on account o
the Influenza, it is interesting t
note the opinion of an eminent medi,
cal authority, who, in a recent lettti
to me. writes as follows:
j "Experience in this epidemic seem
to corroborate the view that th
j wholesale closing of schools, church
I es. etc.. does not play much part ii
i controlling the epidemic. In Pennsyl
I van la. where everything was shut u
tight promptly, they had a severe
time than In New York, where ther
was no such general closing."
-'To close the schools and the church
es In deference to a theory' that Is no
established and has no consensus o
medical opinion behind It Is unrea
sonable and unfair, and cannot com
aiaajts respectful assent of thi
- . J
JOSEPH FORGIVES HDS
Golden Text.?It 7# forglre
men their trespasses, poor heavenly
Father will also for*lre
BY RET. HUGH T. Vl'llVIMIOV.
It would be dlfflonlt to Had a more
noble example of Christian character
In all history than la presented by
Joseph In this week's lesson. Bo had
monnted to a place of power in
Egypt. The years of plenty had passed
by and the evil days of famine ^
were upon the world. He was fsedlng
the peoples of Egypt and the sur- jr'
rounding nations. This was a great
and noble work, but dtd not Cod have
more In store for Joseph than mere
temporal rewards? Pharaoh had acknowledged
his ability. All the regalia
of royalty was now bestowed
upon him. But was God satisfied with
such rewards? Rather they were the
means toward the divine end. Joseph's
success in the eye of Jehovah consisted
of his worthy character and his
service to God and man.
During the twenty-two years spent
In Egypt. God had been preparing
Joseph and testing him. At every
fint he had come through the fire
ccessfully. He was sold into bonde,
where he served his master In
the name of the true God. He overcame
great temptations, preferring
prison to sacrificing his moral prin- <
ciples. In prison by reason of his in- >
terpretation of the dream of the
king's chief butler, he had hoped to
effect his release, but the butler
j promptly forgot all about him. This
! proved to be fortunate for Joseph, for
I otherwise he might not have been
I called upon to interpret Pharaoh's * .
dream and thus secure his high position.
But now his opportunity for revenge
has come. Feeling the pinch of
the famine, Jacob had sent all of his
sons, except Benjamin, down Into
Egypt to seek food. The brothers are
ushered Into the presence of Joseph,
the governor, who was personally supervising
the sale of the grain.
Here are these brothers of Joseph.
They had been all that brothers
should not have been. Petty Jealousy,
ripening into unbridled hatred,
had impelled them into crime. Worse
than their treatment of Joseph was
the sale of their manhood. They had
given up their honor in word and
deed. For years the sorrow of their
I fo + lsrt" 1-oyl Kaon A
xntuci >iau WCCII o vuiinouw *
of their awful deed. Now they stand
in the presence of the one they had
wronged. But Joseph feels no spirit
of vengeance. Nor does he immediately
disclose his relationship and
utter words of forgiveness.
First they must be tested to see
whether their hearts have been
changed. The three preceding chapters,
Genesis, 42-44, contain in detail
the story of how Joseph sought to
j ascertain this fact. He must do more
for his brothers than to let them
escape from an outward penalty. He
must search their hearts to see
whether now they have the true
filial spirit. Before forgiveness must
come the knowledge that the brothers
were repentant and that their
sordid ideals had been replaced by
others more noble and loftier in pur- f
pose. It was not until Judah, speak- '
ing for the rest, made such an earnest
plea for Benjamin to be returned
to his father, Jacob, that Joseph
spoke the word. He had then seen
a new light in their faces, born of
their chastened, subdued and penitent
spirits, which were now ready
to be freely forgiven and to enter >
into the fellowship of brotherly love. #
All the more credit is due Joseph
because he was in a position to punish
severely the wrongs inflicted
upon him. If they had met upon a
j plane of equality, it would have been #
much easier to have effected the reconciliation.
Now he is ruler and
- they humble suppliants for the necessities
of life. How human Joseph
would have been if he had displayed
his position of superiority and refused
food to them, or even have inflicted
punishment upon them. But
J J his nobility of character asserted it.
i self, and he was ready from the first
j to forgive, but first he hid to test
| j his brothers to see if they were
, ? worthy of full forgiveness,
j This was no scene for the eyes of
| the members of the royal court. It
was so personal and intimate that
i Joseph clears the room of all except
i his brothers. *T am Joseph; doth my
| "father .yet live?" They stand speech(less,
bewildered and amazed. "Come
i near to me, I pray you." Then, after
they have drawn near, he pours out
, I hit heart to them. He speaks of the
j leadership of God during all the years
I of hardship, suffering and privation.
; 1 He makes it plain that he harbors no
i enmity. He arranges for Jacob and I
. j the family to be brought to Kgypt in
i j order that the circle may be reunited *
and that they may be near him. Then
he falls upon the neck of his own
brother. Benjamin, and weeps. Those
must have been tears of joy. suck
tears as the proud mothers of America
will weep upon the manly shoulders
of their returning warrior sons. t
It took rare strength of character td f
forgive, such Ideep wrongs as Joseph
' had suffered at the hands of his brethren.
His gentle, trusting nature had
> been abused. A mission of kindness
had been turned into the oocasion for
his ruin. His happy home under the
care of a loving father had been taken
from him. No weak soul could have
triumphed over the natural Instincts
to have requited the wrongs. He
could have ignored his brothers. He
could have punished. But Joseph's
for a reconciliation
and the resumption of brotherly rela_
I tions. And it was no simple easy
" j process. Real forgiveness goes fur'
I ther th^n merely letting one off froin
Ijust deserts, further than merely re.
Emitting the penalty. An easy pardon
j often does a deep wrong unconsclous,
ly. Unless there is the sense of un*
worthiness, the one who has done
wrong can not be truly forgiven which
j must mean the restoration of right reI
lations. That explains the tragedy of
. the hardened criminal. The sense of
f the vileness of his misdeed has been
s supplanted by the fear of punishment.
Forgiveness is today a great International
question. It is evident that
both in America and abroad there la
. much confusion as to what Is our
Christian duty toward Germany.
Some would have Germany received
5 into the bosom of the family of nations
as if she had never raped Belgium
or committed murder upon the
T j high seas. Others would cast Gerj
; many out of the human family as an j
outcast forever. Which is the Chris- '
1 tian view, meeting the full require- h
t, iments of the Scripture? ( ~
f! In the Prst place, the sconced na|
tions must have the spirit of forgive'
ness. It wouid not be Christian to
a I meet hatred with hatred; the whole
si spirit of the gospel condemns that.
I But forgiveness is always conditioner
al. "If thy brother repent, forgive
0 him." But such forgiveness does not
e> carry with It the repudiation of the
- consequences of her horrible crimes
against humanity. Germany must
suffer the consequenoes, but If Iter repentance
Is sincere, they win be a
part of the healing prooeea. _ Upon
these two points, wnlcn hare been 11.
lustrated In the lesson, the Bible 1*
quite clear, and these principles are
> applicable to nations ae to tndfvld
uals. As one writer has said. "Let
f us avoid both bitter hatred and Unmoral
0 a ?^
1 j CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
s : SEW TH'fl'liMT.
" NEW THOUGHT
. Mr. James A. Edgerton will address the
p " union meeting Sunday, at 4:30 p.m., oa the
r subject of "The Healing of the Nations." at
e Studio Hall. 1219 Conn. art. n.w. Public
cordially lnritsd. Strangers parttenlarly >
-i welcome. ' 4
J National New Thought ?
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