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BY DR. FRANK CRANE.
* (Copyright. 1919.)
, Somewhere I have this story.
A passer-by saw three workmen
Cutting atone where a cathedral was
building. He stopped and spoke with
them.
"What are you doing?" he asked
Me.
- "I ain cutting this stone." was the
answer. "I work four hours in the
morning and four in the afternoon.
That's my job. I'm a stonecutter."
"What are you doing?" inquired the
bystander, turning to the second
workman.
"Me? I'm getting $6 a day," was
the rep'.y.
Then the man addressed the third
workman with the same question.
"What are you doing?"
The stonecutter looked up and.
pointing to the rising walls of the
edifice, replied.
"I am building this cathedral."
All of which goes to show that the
biggest part of your Job is how you
look at it.
Kverything has a lower and an up
per meaning
It is not what you have to do; it
ia your attitude toward what you
have to do that makes your work
Unbearable or delightful.
I asked a hard-working business
Ran this summer why he did not take
a vacation; why he sent his wife and
family away to the seaside while he
remained at his desk.
With a whimsical smile he said:
"To tell the honest truth, I don't go
away on a vacation because I can't
find anything anywhere else that is
as much fun as my business."
Go and rend Mark Twain's account
of how Tom Sawyer made the other
boys whitewash his fence for him
and you'll sec what I mean. As soon
as Tom made the hoys look upon
whitewashing a fence as fun, as a
privilege, as something they would
have to pay for if they wanted a
chance to do it. he was able to sit
by and collect the fees the boys paid
to be allowed in the game.
And do you know that this ia the
secret of the wise?
Of the wise and happy.
The secret is that. Mhil" it is hard,
sometimes impossible, to ' hange your
job. it is always possible, sometimes
easy, to change the way you look
at it.
This is the blue bird Maeterlinck
wrote, about.
This is the white stone, given to
the elect.
This is the password they give you
In the Grand l.odge of the Ancient
Order of Happy Souls.
This it Is whifh is revealed unto
babes and to the simple-hearted, and
concealed from the wise and prudent.
Pish tush and pooh pooh, you don't
believe it?
Of course not.
You don't belong.
ADVERTISES OBSOLETE
TYPES OF SHIPS FOR SALE
Uavy Department Includes 18 De
stroyers and 5 Gunboats
in the List.
The Navy Department, in keeping
with its policy of disposing of obso
lete vessels. has advertised the sale
of a variety of warrraft, including J
eighteen destroyers an.l five gunboats.
The destroyers included in the list
are the Bainbridge, l'aul Jones. Law
rence. Preston. Peot'ir. Hopkins.
Stewart. Truxton. W! r>Ie. Worden.
Flusser. Lamson. Preble. Perry. Berry.
Dale. Hull and Reid.
Among the gunboats to be sold is
the Isla De Luzon, which was cap
tured from the Spanish by Admiral
Dewey in the battle of Manila hay.
The others are the Princeton. Van
tic. Gopher and Essex.
Other craft offered for sale in
cluded nineteen yachts, twenty-five
motor boats, torpedo boats and small
er vessels. Nearly a hundred vessels of
various types already have been sold.
TO SPEAK AT Y. M. C. A.
Carl C. Countryman, Champion |
Walker, Booked for Snnday.
Carl C. Countryman will address the
Sunday afternoon meeting at the Cen
tral Y. M. C. A. at 4 o'clock on "The
High Mark"
The speaker is a descendant of Gen.
Israel Putnam of revolutionary fame
and through him of the Emperor Charle
magnp. He has been active in poli
tics in his native state of Illinois for
many years, having been a candidate !
for errs* in the S'ttoenth district
ta 1912. In college Mr. Countryman
wat i?i. all-round athlete and nas ever
since been a devotee of physical de
velopment and outdoor life. He is the
champion amateur long-distance walker
of the world, having hiked from Chi
cago to Portland. Me., down the At
lantic seaboard to South Carolina, a
distance of 2,100 miles. A popular song
s?rvic? will precede the address. The
public is invited to the meeting.
First Ten Star Concert.
The first concert of T. Arthur
ftmith'ti ten star series at the New
Mational Theater yesterday afternoon
was a pronounced personal conquest
Tw Miss Frieda Hempel. the brilliant
and admirable leading soprano of the
Metropolitan Grand Opera Company
New York. It was also an em
:?J?atic public expression of appre
ciation of the policy of Mr. Smith in
ttl!l retaining the low prices for seats
which have prevailed at these con
certs for years, for the vast audience
filled every part of the house and
Overflowed on the stage.
However highly Miss Hempel may
have been regarded as an artist in
Washington heretofore. she unmis
takably added to her laurels yester
day afternoon by singing her way
straight to the hearts of her hearers.
The applause throughout was great
in volume and general throughout
the theater, until it broke into an
ovation following the grand aria "Pi
Bravura" (Mozart-Adam). with its
brilliant and beautiful flute para
phrase of the singer's wonderful
voice.
It was not. however. In her classical
selections, as beautiful and brilliantly
executed as they were, that Miss
Hempel achieved her greatest recogni
tion. but in the less pretentious and
more familiar songs that appeal to
the heart and those principally in her
encores, such as "Daddy's Sweetheart."
"The Last Rose of Sumner" and that
dear, familiar hymn of the American
fireside, unrivaled throughout the
wide world. "Home. Sw it Home."
which waa -Mng with a beauty and
fervor that won the homage of tears.
Never before has Washington heard
it as she sang it. "Dixie" ulso was a
popular song that won its big tribute
of applause.
T program included the familiar
f".| dif?.1* fr!*' from "Ernani." a
group of French songs, of which
liahn s "Fetes Galanta-s" won the first
demand for an encore, 'Allowed by a
still stronger appeal following Bem
Wcrg's "La Fee aux Chanson." It was
after the grand aria. "A vous di-rai-Je,
Maman." with its delightful flute ac
companiment. that the ovation came
with impelling and persistent force.
A stately old English vesper hymn.
Lleurance's "Lullaby." exquisitely and
humanly rendered; "The Blue Danube |
Walts," arranged for the voice by |
Miss Hemoel and sung by request,
?with a splendid tribute of apprecia
tion fro-n the audience, and "Home, |
Sweet Home" completed Miss Hem
pel's offerings.
Her accompaniments were exquisite
lv played bv Mr. Coenraad Bos. who
also played several solo numbers,
winning pronounced applause and a
demand for an encore with the
"Chopin Waltz in G Flat."
Sr A. Rodeman, former flutist of
?Se Philadelphia Orchestra, played the
beautiful flute accompaniment to the
grand aria with tactful and enjoyable
artistrv. and also Gluck's "Reign of
the Blessed Spirits" and Gossec's
"Tamborin." with a magnificently ren
dered encore selection.
The first of the T. Arthur Smith
ten star concert series was not only a
brilliant success. It was an event
memorable.
/
THE RELIGIOUS WORLD
NOTICE.
Xrm matter for the Saturday
chnrrh p??ce mniit be received
by the Rellprlon* Editor not
later than Friday noon.
SIM MINIMUM PAY
Washington District Union Adopts
Program and Undertakes to
Increase Membership.
An effort is to bo made by the
Methodist Union of Washington dis
trict to secure a minimum salary or
$1,200 for every full-time pastor of
Methodist churches in the district.
This was decided upon at a recent
meeting of the society, at which the
name was changed from the Methodist j
Union City Missionary and Church
Extension Society. A r"emb.e"h!1'
campaign is about to be launched to
secure more than 2.000 members and
headquarters have been opened
room 314. McLachlen building.
Aims of Union Stated.
The meeting, which was held in
Hamline Methodist Church was at
tended bv about 250 members. The
aims of the union are as follows:
"To aid in the location of churches
in strategic places.
"To assist in all evangelistic cam- j
I piijjn?. '
"To conduct a publicity bureau. j
"To develop the social life of Wash- j
ington district Methodism.
"To conduct a clearing house or
dates for district affairs.
"To try to give every full-time pas- |
tor in the district a minimum salary
of $1,200. ..
"To keep open an office ror me
bishop, the district superintendent
and Methodist headquarters in some
central office building.
"To conduct inspirational meetings
in the interest of Washington Metho
dism and to bring to W ashington the
finest talent of the church. j
"To make Methodism strong wher
ever it appears."
I
Committee in Charge.
The committee In charge of the cam
paign consists of Rev. G. Kllis Wil
liams, campaign manager: I. H. u?n
twistle. treasurer; L. L. Derrick, chair
man membership committee; Rev. L.
C Clark, chairman program commit
tee: Harry Hoskinson. chairman social
committee; Gardner F. Johnson, chair
man advertising committee; Rev. J. ?
Phelps Hand. Rev. O. J. Randall and
Rer. Jchn R. Edwards.
The Sunday School Association of j
the District of Columbia annual con- |
vention is to b<* held at Mount \ er- i
non Place M. E. Church, 9th and K ,
streets, beginning tomorrow, and i
will continue through Wednesday. ,
The exercises will open tomorrow i
afternoon with an illustrated lecture i
on "Armenia" by Rev. Dr. Milton S. i
Littlefleld of New York.
The Monday session will open at |
7:45 o'clock with a song service. Rev. j
Robert W. Gammon of Chicago is to j
deliver an address on "Ideals as a j
Basis of the Spiritual Life." A con- j
ference group is to follow w hich w ill
be conducted bv the following: Ele
mentary. Miss Elizabeth Colston of
New York: junior. Miss Josephine L.
Baldwin of Newark: upper grades. Dr.
R. W. Gammon: adult, F. W. Pearce |
of the International Sunday School I
Association. , . _
At the session Tuesday night Rev.
Dr Littlefleld is to speak on "Wor
ship as the Deepening of the Spirit
ual Life." Conference groups are to
be held as on Monday night.
Officers are to be elected Wednesday
night and Dr. Littlefleld will speak on
"Moral Practice as the Expression of
Spiritual Life." The conference
groups will also be held.
EPWORTH LEAGUE NOTES.
The November meeting of the board
of control was held Wednesday even
ing at Wesley Chapel. A brief de
votional service conducted by Miss
Mary Huntington preceded the busi
ness meeting. It was reported that
at the booth festival held at Pet
worth gymnasium jellies and pre
serves worth approximately $150
were donated for the use of the
Methodist Home and the Swartzell
Children's Home. Miss Effle McBride,
district second vice president, re
signed her office on account or ill
health. Carlos Dunagan of McKen
dree Chapter was elected to nil the
vacancy thus created.
The business meeting was followed
bv a brief program in honor of the
members of the organization who
were in the military service during
the late war. Addresses w?re made (
bv Charles F. Linger, promotion sec
retary of the district; McKinley
Kriegh. a former district cabinet of
ficer and Carlos Dunagan. second
vice president. Mrs. Linger and the
i Misses Bronson offered musical num
^Following the invocation by Mrs.
Poach of Hamline Chapter, the
Epworth League service flag, repre
senting about four hundred members
I of the organization, was covered by
an American flag, while the Mar
Spangled Banner" was sung under
the leadership of W. R. Schmucker
of the war camp community service.
The Forrestville Chapter will con
duct Win-My-Chum services next
week, the following speakers being
1 announced for the first half of the I
j week: Monday. Carlos Dunagan;
Tuesday. Rev. Archie W. Davis; Wed
nesday, McKinley \V. I^riegh. I
* * * *
Members of the Epworth League
who are considering preparing for
the ministry, either as members of
the itinerancy or as local preachers,
are notified that a class for their
benefit will be organized Monday
evening at 7:45 at Rust Hail, with
Dr. Mowbray as instructor.
* * * *
A life work service for all the mem
bers of the Washington District Ep
worth League will be held Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock at Wesley
Chapel. I>r. Charles E. Guthrie, gen
eral secretary of the Epworth League
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
is coming to Washington to conduct
this service.
PLAN TWO-WEEK MISSION.
Separate Period for Men and
Women Is Designated.
A two-week mission, the first week
for women and the second week for
men, will be given by the Dominican
Father's, at St. Dominic's Church, 6th
and E streets southwest, commencing
tomorrow. The missionaries will be
Rev. J. H. Healey and Rev. V. Ray
mond Bunnell. The mission will be
under the direction of Rev. J. H.
Healy, a noted preacher and head of
Ilhe eastern mission of the Dominican
order. The mission is for Catholics and
non-Catholics.
PULPIT AND PEW.
Rev. Dr. George W. Swope of South
Carolina is to conduct an evangelistic
campaign in Second Baptist Church,
I 4th street and Virginia avenue south
j east. He will preach at both services
tomorrow and each night during the
week at 8 o'clock. A large chorus
choir will lead the singing.
! * * * *
^ H. H. Smith, an elder of the Ta
koma Tark Presbyterian Church, i::
to deliver a lecture on "The Building
and Dedication of Solomon's Temple,"
which will be of especial interest to
,rfe M?Sons, tomorrow night at 8
?????? Presbyterian Church,
tutn and Kennedy streets. The lec
ture is to be illustrated with models.
* * * *
Friendly Society of t!?<?
nurch of the Advent, under the lead
ership of Miss Mabel Underwood and
-Jrs James H. Hill, presented two
Halloween plays Thursday night. Re
;.,tr,,,ment-s were served. The Ladies'
Ound is ararnging an oyster dinner.
* * * *
i^eV'i,aul J'' Berman, a native of
r '" , .director of the Jewish
Lvangelization Society of Baltimore,
will speak Monday evening at 8
Prl?h^t at Westminster Memorial
Presbyterian Church. 430 Tth street
Jews*eHe ?"ll Wihy _Eva"Pelize the
nra_ti: . a*so formulate some
working plans for the
. an Christian people of
" sPeciillIy adapted to the
present reconstructive period
* * * *
, HfrTa,n Ditorin is to preach in
the Swedish language at 3:30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon and at 8 o'clock
ni?hts this mon,h at First
Baptist Church.
* * * *
Dr. John Robertson of Scotland will
J>.^1".revl^al meetings at Fifth Bap
tist Church tomorrow, to continue for
at"'* ?" ^ervic" wi" be held daily
j- p.m. Tomorrow night the
i,srte'rnPHnCh ?Lbapt,sm wi" be admin
RriJ^ pastor. Rev. John E.
Brfgrps, beiore the sermon by Dr Rob
after ward!'lerC Wl" ** *
* * * *
~Pr- Gaze, minister of the
Charch of Life and Joy, will deliver
his address. "The Prayer That Heals "
tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock at the
Playhouse, 1S14 N street.
* * * *
Rev. John Reid Shannon, formerly
MaS.h rj?. MetroPolitan Memorial
Methodist Church, will preach at
Lnion Methodist Church tomorrow
morning. The pastor will speak at
o p.m.
* * * *
The Woman's Missionary Societv of
Calvary Baptist Church will meet in
the lecture room of the church Tues
day at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. T. Clagett
skinner, pastor of the Second Bap
tist Church of Richmond, Va? will
speak on "The Church's Responsibil
ity in World Adjustment." Others
taking part in the program will be
Mrs. Eugene Levering of Baltimore
and Miss Helen Chrissman. field sec
retary of the World-Wide Guild. A
solo will be rendered by Mrs. William
T- Reed. Luncheon is to be served
at 1 p.m.
* * * *
Rev. J. Franklin Bryan, and the
Friendship male adult Bible class of
North Carolina Avenue Methodist
Protestant Church are arranging a
special service in honor of those who
went into the service of their coun
try from this church during the war.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. I
tomorrow, when the pastor will pre
side and Lieut. Edward Armstrong
Piatt will deliver the address. The
choir will furnish special music. There
are two only who died during the
war. and their names will be given
suitable attention. The flag will be
furled at this service, and will be
laid away with other valued posses
sions of the church.
* * * *
Rev. Hugh T. Stevenson will observe
tomorrow as Armistice Sunday at
Bethany Baptist Church, Rhode Is
land ?venue and 2d street.
* * * *
Bethany Baptist Church has granted
a license to preach the gospel to F.
J. Fitch, who has just resigned as
president of the District of Columbia j
Christian Endeavor Union.
* * ? *
The Sunday evening service at Im
manuel Baptist Church will be in
charge of the Men's Club. The com- |
rnunity song service precedirfg the
sermon will be led by Percy S. Fos- I
ter. ?enior deacon. The pastor. Dr. |
Gove Griffith Johnson, will preach a
special sermon cn "The Enemy, or Who
Wai Back of the Kaiser?"?a Bible ser
mon on Satan.
* * * *
Friday a banquet for the girls and
young women of Immanuel Baptist
Church will be held at 5:45 o'clock
in the vestry. Miss Helen Crissman,
national field secretary of the W. W.
G., will be guest of honor. Miss Jessie
Burrall Is also expected to be present
and to make an address.
* * * *
The People's Church and the Bahais
will hold a joint meeting tomorrow
morning at 11 o'clock at the W. C. T.
U. rooms, 522 6th street. The subject
will be: |*The Fundamental Unity of
All Religious Systems and Denomina
tions."
* * * *
The Baptist pastors' conference will
meet in Calvary Baptist Church Mon
day morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Dr
George W. Swope will deliver an ad
dress on "The Minister's Message."
* * * *
A meeting of the Men's Club of
Mount Pleasant Congregational Church
is to be held Monday evening, at which
addresses will be delivered as follows:
Progressive Ideals in the Political
^.rld' Representative Clyde Kelly;
,, he Challenge That (?Confront- Us as
Men of the Church," Wayne B. Wheeler
president of the club; "A Concrete Task
for the Winter." Rev. Walter A. Mor
gan. pastor of the church. There is
to be a business meeting and refresh
ments are to be served.
Wood. Pastor of the Church
or the Covenant, is to address the
meeting tomorrow afternoon at the
h?Uf? t'? h" 11 evenir"? at 8 o'clock
o .Me?V,e/ a snecial sermon on
? , i ?? If of Europe and of the
Pro I, ^ Kpt-?i,al toP'f. "Russian
front, the Enemy Within."
* * * *
At the business meeting and social
of the men s class of Calvary M. E.
' lJn ^y school last week Judge Joseph
. Thompson of Indianapolis was
elected teacher. He will address the
c.ass tomorrow morning.
* * * *
"The Man Who Took His Medicine
and Got Well." is the subject of a
sermon to be given by Rev. Dr Her
bert F. Randolph at Foundry M E
Church tomorrow night. This is the
nrst of a series of special sermons
on Bible Portraits of Modern Men."
* * * *
The Douglas Memorial Methodist
Episcopal Church will hold revival
services, starting tomorrow evening
The Kpworth League will have charge
of the first week. The revival will
continue for the rest of the month
* * * *
In the series of Sunday evening
lectures in the New York Avenul
? hurch upon "What the Great Car
penter Says." Dr. RadclifTe tomorrow
evening wl,l discuss the "Gospel of
Socialism" and draw the parallel be
tween Karl Mark and the accepted
teachings of the Christian gospels
* * * *
Evangelistic services are being held
at the Lincoln Road Methodist Epis
copal Church, corner Rhode Island
avenue. Lincoln road and U street
northeast, by the minister. Rev. Dr.
C. (.. McLean, assisted by city pas
tors and their hands of helpers. The
meetings are held every night at
S> o clocW, except Monday and Satur
day. Jhe preachers for this week
are: Sunday, the pastor. Rev. Dr
McLean; Tuesday, Rev. W. G. McNeil
W ednesday. Rev. James Shera Mont
gomery; Thursday, Rev. S. E. RoRe,
M. A. ? and Friday, Rev. H. F. Downs.
* * * *
Rev. Carlton D. Harris, editor of the
Baltimore Southern Methodist, will
address the men's Bible class at
Mount Pleasant M. E. Church South
tomorrow morning at !>: 30 o'clock.
He will also preach at 11 a.m. and at
i 8 p.m.
* * * *
The liberal Religious Union of All
Souls' Church, 14th and L streets, to
morrow evening at 8 o'clock will be
: -t to young people who have
I recently come to Washington. Dennis
McCarthy will give readings fix-tn his
I poems. Miss Elizabeth Koyes will
| sine'. M-.ompa'.iyinf; herself on the
| Irish har?. There will be an informal
[social hour, with light refreshments.
* * * *
! At the H Street Christian Church,
r 6th and H streets sout hw-it, tomor
! row night the pastor. Rev. Preston
: A. Cave, will give a sermon-lecture
i on "Our Army in France," illustrated
jwith seventy-five stereopticon slides.
Patriotic songs will also be sung.
* * * *
| At the business meeting of the con
gregation on Thursday evening the
Vermont Avenue Christian Church
1 elected the following officers: Dr. N.
1R. Jenner, ?>. Fulton Harris, .1. W.
[ van Arsdale, J. M. Pickens, A. W.
Ktarratt. H. L. Shepard and Dr. B. W.
, Surmr.y. trustees; W. F. McDaniel. E.
i \V. Matthews, P. S. Steele and W. T.
Eddingfield. elders; D. Fulton Harris,
J. M. Pickens, D. Luther Smith, 15.
W. Stose. J. W. Bobbins, Capt. A. G.
Grinnell, W. H. Souder, Mrs. Emma
Sanford Shelton, Mrs. A. M. M. Johns.
H. P. Miller. W. 1). Brown, J. H. Pat
trick, T. C. McConnell and T. H. N'ay
lor, members of the board of officers; j
Mrs. Jennie Stier, Mrs. Eunice S. j
Johnson. Mrs. VV. P. Lipscomb. Mrs.
| W. S. Roose and Mrs. W. M. Lock
wood. members of the board of dea
conesses.
* * * *
Rev. Dr. James Shera Montgom
ery will lecture in Calvary Methodist
Church tomorrow night on "The
Strength of a Nation."
* * * *
Rev. Bernard Braskamp, pastor of
the Gurley Memorial Presbyterian
Church, will preach a special sermon
tomorrow at 11 o'clock, entitled "The
Welcome of the Church to the Re
turned Soldier." The service will be
in honor of the soldiers whose names]
were on the honor roll of the church
and in memory of Lawrence Wilkins.
who died in France. Miss Mary
Beisser will sing.
* * * *
Revival services which have been
conducted the past two weeks at
Kendall Baptist Church. 9th and B
streets southwest, by Rev. F. L. Grif
fin. the pastor, assisted by Repre
sentative William D. L'pshaw and Rev.
Prof. L. A. Whitesell. singing evan
gelist, will close tomorrow evening
with a sermon by Rev. Mr. Whitesell
on "The Results of Our Revival at
Kendall." This evening, at the home
of the pastor, a farewell party in
honor and appreciation of the serv
ices of Evangelist Whitesell will be
given by the young people at Kendall
Church.
* * * *
The annual meeting of Petworth
Baptist Church was held Wednesday
evening with reports from the sev
eral officers of the activities of the
church, showing that it had been the
most successful year in growth of
membership and in finances. In the
budget for 1020. among other impor
tant new features, is an item of $1,000
i'or the new building fund.
* * * *
Dr. Charles Aubrey Eaton, formerly
pastor of Madison Avenue Baptist
Church of New York city, will preach
at both morning and evening services
of the First Congregational Church
tomorrow on the following subjects:
11 a.m., "The Greatest Question Ever
Asked"; 8 p.m., "The Real Labor
Problem." Dr. Eaton has just re
turned from Europe after making a
thorough study of industrial and re
ligious conditions In Great Britain^
and France. Wednesday night at
6.1 ii o clock Mrs. Elizabeth Campa
nole. soprano, and Harry Edward
Mueller, pianist, will give a joint re
cital at the church.
* * * *
Extensive repairs have been made
to tne Metropolitan Memorial M. E i
Church during the past two months.
All the woodwork on the outside of
the church, including the tower, has
been repainted. The vestibule has
been remodeled as a memorial to Ben
jamine Charlton, a former trustee
the expense of which has been met by
the Washburn-Graves family. The I
stained glass window over the pulpit '
has been repaired and will be illumi- 1
i," of Leonard Merrill
Mitchell, the son of the present pas
V-f'i"!10 March 17 iast. Mrs.
Adalaide Fairbanks Timmons has au- j
thorized the board of trustees to place
in tne church a beautiful marble tab
let in memory of her father. Charles
Warren Fairbanks, a former Vice 1
President of the United States who '
during his residence in Washington! i
was a regular worshiper in this
church. A bronze tablet is being
made on which will appear the names
of the forty-four men who ser%-ed in
f^t.,War/r?m the membership
and families of this church. It will I
be unveiled in December. I
* * * *
nUfZi J2hn. R . Edwar(,s, district su
perintendent of the Washington dis
M E. Church wi!lpnreach
,Metr?Polltan Memorial M. E.
Church tomorrow night on "After War
Slo?y."e8-The,r Peril and The"
* * * *
th^'Sr!l1P ^iIliarn?K' McDowell will be
thf I?,^,ea,^her,?" Thanksgiving day at
# v ^.a ,1?na Thanks?iving service" I
rWM E ChutrclMetrOPOlitaU Mem?
WILL SPEAK TOMORROW. !
I
Many Addresses to Be Made in
Episcopal Campaign. j
The list of speakers to address the
various congregations of the diocese
of Washington tomorrow in the na
tion-wide campaign of the Episcopal
Church are:
Advent. Dr. Marcus Benjamin. 11 a.
m.; All Souls'. B. Mercer Hartman, 11
a.m.; Anacostia, John Pettis, 11 a.m.;
Ascension. Busey H. Howard. 8 p.m.;
St. Andrews, Commander C. T. Jewell,
11 a.m.; St. Agiies. F. C. Wallace, 8 p.
m.; Christ Church, Georgetown. E. L.
Stock, 8 p.m.; Congress Heights. Wil
liam Waller, 11 a.mr; Epiphany Par
ish, B. Mercer Hartman, 8 p.m.;
Kpiphany Chapel. Byron S. Adams, 11
a.m.; Grace Church. Georgetown,
Peter Bissett; St. Margaret's. W. D.
Porter; St. Stephen's, George A. King;
St. Paul's, B. Mercer Hartman, 11:43
a.m.; All Saints. Chevy Chase, Sena
tor Henry L. Meyers of Montana;
Holy Comforter. William C. Beck,
7:30 p.m.; St. Matthew's. Hyattsville.
W. D. Porter, 8 p.m.; St. John's, Mount
Ranier, Harry Dorsey, 9:30 a.m.; St.
Luke's, Bladensburg. R. B. Latimer,
8 p.m.: King and Queen Parish, Gen.
L. A. Wilmer, 11 a.m.; Trinity Parish,
Hughesville. Dr. L. J. Sothoron. 11
a.m.; St. Paul's, Baden, Dr. Paul Her
ring, 11 a.m.; Christ Church. Rock
ville, William H. Church. 11 a.m.;
Christ Church, Wayside, Rev. D. Wel
lington Curran, 11 a.m.; St. John's,
Oiney William C. Beck, 11 a.m.; St.
Matthew's. Seat Pleasant, Rev. Wil
liam Cleveland Hicks, 11 a.m., provin
cial secretary; St. John's. Georgetown.
Fdward A. Shields, 11 a.m., field sec
retary of the Brotherhood of St. An
rlr#?w
LUTHER HYMNS TO BE SUNG.
Church of Oar Redeemer Arranges
Birthday Observance.
The 436th birthday of Martin Luther
is to be observed at the Church of
Our Redeemer. 8th street above
Florida avenue. Hymns written by
him will be sung-, followed by a short i
address by the pastor, Rev. D. E.
Wiseman.
Norway night is to be observed at i
the church Monday night with a social
gathering. 1
PETERS GREAT CONFES
SION? Matthew. 16.13-34.
Golden Text.?Simon Peter an
swered and said. Thou art the
Christ, the Son of the living
God.?Matthew, 16.16.
nv REV. HIGH T. STEVENSON.
Christ's championship of the rights
of the people was revealed by the
popular opinion of the Master's char
acter. The disciples reported to
Jesus who tbe people believed Him
to be during; their conferencc in
Caesarea Philippi. Christ saw the
crisis rapidly approaching, so that He
retired with the members of the
apostolic college 10 the picturesque
region near the base of Mount Leb
anon. so that He might test their
progress in an atmosphere free from
contention and controversy that had
developed in Galilee as a result of
the Master's successful ministry. The
bitterness of the opposition proved
that the gathering clouds meant a
serious clash. Jesus had led them
across the source of the Jordan and
brought the apostles within sight of
the snow-capped heights of Mount
nermon, so that they could be made
to realize their separation from Juda
ism and he prepared for the coining
tragedy that would test their faith.
While the masses were shifting in
their opinions of Jesus, being inspired
by political motives and personal de
sires for the loaves and fishes, the
popular opinion of Christ was based
on a few superficial facts, yet there
was a common agreement that the
Master was not only a great religious
teacher, but also an opponent of au
tocratic power. They saw in Jesus a
resemblance to the prophets who had
opposed the kings of their day. John
the Baptist and Elijah were, like
Jeremiah, as was seen in last week's
study, great patriots, whose hearts
beat in sympathy with every nation
alistic aspiration of their countrymen.
Each one of them possessed som?f of
the characteristics that the people
anticipated in the prophet-hero that
they looked for in the coming Mes
siah. It is evident that the people did
not see in the ljord Jesus anything
that would mark Him as the King of
Kings. The disciples' replies to
Christ's question gave the Master the
psychological moment to ask the
apostles the question that all His pre
vious ministry and teaching had been
preparing them to answer. The des
tiny of the world awaited their reply
to the personal question "Whom say
ye that I am?" just as the destiny of
the world depended upon America's
entrance into the world war, and the
answer that we will give now in our
industrial and reconstruction crisis to
the cry of the stricken, suffering
world for help. It was a personal
question which Jesus asked His fol
lowers and one that we will all have
to answer. Tlie world's pressing
problems can only be solved when all
men come to see in Jesus what Peter
revealed that he saw in his great
confession, and adjust the affairs of
life in accordance with rule of the
Messiah.
Peter's response spoke the judg
ment of the twelve when he answered,
"Thou art the Phrist. the Son of the
living God." He confessed that Jesus
in their judgment was more than a
mere man?in fact, they believed Him
to be divine as well as human. Christ
has pointed out that "the lowly ori
gin of the Carpenter, the familiarity
of daily intercourse, the shocks of
disappointment, the delay of hopes
making the heart sick, the haughty
repudiation of Jesus by the author
ized teachers of Israel and the ebbing
tide of His popularity in Galilee
might have almost justified the fish
erman's inability to answer this mo
mentous question." but Peter, without
realizing the consequences of his re
ply. answered courageously in ac
cordance with the facts in the life
of Jesus. He with others more than
once had wondered "what sort of a
man" the Master really was, but
through divine revelation he came to
see that there was only one satis
factory answer concerning the char
acter of Jesus, and he did not hesitate
to confess his faith in Jesus as the
Messiah.
Peter's confession contains the sum
and substance of the Christian the
ology. It has been the subject of
comment and exposition by men of
every faith. In this week's study
it will not be possible to take up the
subjects that have been the themes
of controversy among Christians.
Only hints of the profound truths
are possible in this lesson, which in
volves the subjects that separate not
only Christians but the ? unbelieving
world from the forces of the Church
of Christ. Peter's confession leaves
no doubt as to his view of the char
acter of the Master. The religion of
Jesus differs from all other faiths in
that it rises and falls with the char
acter of its founder. Peter's confes
sion is clear that he and his fellow
disciples, for he spoke for the twelve,
believed that Jesus was not only the
chosen anointed Messiah, but also that
He was not only the son of man hut
also the Son of the living God, who
partook of God's eternal and self
existent nature.
This first public acknowledgement
oj the Savior was not the result of
human instruction or meditation, but
was due to divine revelation. Men
may by lips recite the various creeds
of Christendom, but only through the
revelation of "the Spirit of God" can
men "say that Jesus is Lord." In
Peter's confession there was the con
firmation of what Andrew had first
told him about Jesus. It is evident
that Peter's belief concerning the
Messiah was not free from the tra
ditional hope of the nation. Christ's
commendation of Peter shows that He
was filled with joy at the dawning
faith in His apostles. He knew that
when the faith in His personal char
acter was finally established they
could be trusted with the work of in
augurating His kingdom among men.
This caused the Lord Jesus to com
mence His instruction concerning the
nature of the church and the cost of
salvation.
Christ saw in the confession of
Peter the commencemeent of the
church, the spiritual organization
Tomorrow Night
at 8:30 O'Clock
BAHHAN PESTOXJI M ADIA
He has spoken to audiences
in the greatest cities of the
Old World.
Washington will never have
a greater opportunity to hear
Labor Economics discussed
from an interesting angle.
TRINITY NEWS
A Church for AH People?3d and C Sts. N.W.
Bahman Pestonji Wadia
Delegate From India to the
International Labor
Conference
and one of the greatest eco
nomic authorities of the entire
Old World.
Will Speak in English at
Trinity Forum
ALL SEATS FREE
Trinity Community Makes for a Better Washington
CHURCH ANNOUNCE! TENTS
-
4SSOCIATEO BIBf.E STCDESTS.
Associated Bible Students
Meet at Pythian Temple Auditorium, 1012 0th
st. n.w. Lecture at 3 p.in. by C. A. Wise
of Brookljn. Berean BiMe studies at 3 and
7:3(1 p.m. Seats free. No collections. All
welcome.
BAHAI REVELATION.
Bahai Revelation
Besides the regular 3 o'clock Sunday after
noon meeting at Pythian Temple, the Bahais
will fumish the speakers at a Joint meeting
with the Peoples' Church at their 11 o'clock
morning service, 52*-! 6th st. n.w. The public
is cordially invited. ?
I MVKRSAMST.
First Universalist Church
CORXEIC OF L AM) 13th S'l'S.
From every f?;ol that ever lived
I've learned a wealth of wit;
For over folly's darkest door
Some fool a lamp hath lit.
S IN DAY. NOVEMBER 0.
P:4.r? a.m.?Sermon. Topic, "All Things
Help?The Value of \ ire."
7:00 p.m.?Y. P. C. U. "Value of Morale."
Leader. Miss (;race Brad nark.
8:00 p.m.?Five-minute talk. "Transgres
sions in the Making." Illustrated travel
talk. 60 colored slides. "Romance and
Legends of Old New England."
HOME OF TRl/i'H.
Home of Truth
18(19 Wyoming av?*. n.w., Apt. L'00. N.
Kriday evening, healing meeting.
8:lr?; Wednesday, Hiblc (last,, 3 p.ui.; in
dividual healing and teaching. All welcome.
that He came to establish, so that
through its work He might develop
the kingdom of God in the hearts
and lives of men. The church that
Jesus promised to build is not to be
confused with the various assemblies
of people that have met in visible
congregations throughout the Chris
tian centuries as churches. Christ's
church is composed of that company
of men and women who have been
called out from the world through
the preaching of the word of God.
and the revelation of Jesus Christ to
them and in them by the Father as
He was revealed unto Peter. Many,
if not every, congregation contains
persons who doubtless have not been
born again. The true church, or
spiritual church of Christ, consists of
ali those souls who have received the
revelation through the Holy Spirit
that have made them, like Peter,
"living stones." who are "built upon,
and into, Christ for an holy temple
I of the Lord."
Chrtst heard in Peter's confession
the call of the cross, so he taught
them plainly concerning the coming
catastrophy toward which the events
were tending. They received this
news as a son would the tiding of
his father's disgrace. Peter could not
understand how the Messiah would
have to suffer. It was the first time
that Jesus had clearly taught them
about His death. He had suggested
it and taught it to them, but they
had not grasped His message con
cerning the cross. The thought of
a suffering Messiah was so intolera
ble that Peter entered a presump
tuous protest. This caused Jesus to
rebuke Peter for trying to persuade
the Master to turn away from the
cross. Men are just as s'.ow today, a*
Peter was, in seeing what the Lord
saw?that the salvation and peace
of the world can be secured only by
the sacrifice of selfishness and lov
ing service for, others.
In His condemnation of Peter's ef
forts to turn Him from the cross.
Jesus pointed out the cost of disci
pleship by teaching that self-sacrifice,
suffering and service were the way to
power, not only for Christ, but for
all His followers. The one who con
fesses Jesus as his personal Savior
must surrender his life to the
guidance x>f the Holy Spirit, so that
he may by loving labor for the wel
fare of others and the glory of the
T.ord demonstrate his loyalty to Christ
by following His leadership and ex
ample in a life of love and labor.
Facing the tria'.s of the present mo
ment, there is strength and success
| assured the one who will heed the
command of the risen Lord to con
fess Christ before men by a life con
formed to His teachings that will
reflect to the darkened world God's
love and life that can save and
change the lives of men and make
democracy safe for the world.
WORLD Y. M. C. A. MEETING
TO DISCUSS MANY ISSUES
DETROIT, Mich., November S.?
Many urgent issues are to be discussed
in the fortieth triennial convention of
the International Young Men's Chris
tian Association, which is to be held
I here November 13 to 21. according to
! the general officers of the organization.
I The gathering is expected to bring to
Detroit upwards of 5.000 delegates, rep
resenting a membership of more than
1,000.000 men and boys and the 30,000
war welfare workers of the association
who served during the war in forty-two
countries. There will be delegates from
Canada, all of the United States and
the insular possessions.
Co-operation of the Young Men's
Christian Association is assimilating
back into civil life the 4,800,000 who
served in the American armed forces
during the war and the 500,000 who
served in the Canadian armies will be
one of the big subjects for considera
tion.
The use of women in association
work, particularly as secretaries, and
renewed and wider co-operation with
various church bodies are other ques
tions to be submitted by three large
commissions which have made surveys
and are prepared to present definite
recommendations.
CHURCH ORGANS
Building, Rebuilding, ,
Repairing, Tuning.
Motors and Blowers Installed.
LEWIS & HITCHCOCK
ISO* H Street N.W.
Washington. D. 0.
Franklin 16S7-J.
CHRIST A DRI.PH I AX.
Christadelphian Chapel
3.V?2 Rock Creek Church road.
11:00 a.m.?"The Perilous Times of the I^st
Days." BY G. BL TATLOB.
Christadelphian Ecclesia
NAVAL LODOB HALL.
Every Sunday. 11:30 a.m. All welcome.
THROSOPHY.
Ther?* will he no lecture at
THEOSOPHICAL HALL
Sunday evening.
^ It is suggested that all
l?>rheosophists attend the lee
Future of Mr. B. P. Wadia of
r?Adyar. India, who will speak
* Sunday evening at
TRINITY FORUM.
3rd and Indiana ave. n.w.
RKFORMKD.
Cvir* ,r,th ANI> ? STREETS N.W.
vxracc henry H. RANCH, U. D., Pastor.
8:40?Sunday school.
11:00- Address by S. Wise, treasurer of
Reformed <'htm h Home Mission Board.
8:00?Musica^fcervice l?y choir.
PTft*ct ^(,rn(,r 13th and Monroe sts. n.w.
rir^l. |,K JAMES I>. BUHRER. Pastor.
11 a.m.?"'Practicing the Presence of <Iod."
8 p.m.4?"The Father's Power and Influence."
9:4." a.m.-- A school for all departments.
BRKTHRKX.
Church of the Brethren,
Corner 4th and Nortfi Carolina ave. s.e.
REV. .1. M. HENRY. Pastor.
9:4."? a.m.?Sunday school.
11:00 a.m.?"Inspiration of the Bible."
8:00 p.m.?Illustrated lecture. Prof. Futeirer.
Y. W. C. A.
Y. W. C A.
Sunday. 4:30. Vesper Service.
Mrs. John S. Bennett. Npeaker.
CHRISTIAN' SCIEXCE.
First Church of Christ
SCIENTIST
of East Falls Church, Va.
Announces a free lecture on Christian Science
by REV. ANDREW J. GRAHAM. C. S..
member of the l>oard of lectureship of the
First Church of Christ Scientist of Boston.
Mass.. and cordially invites the public to bo
present at the church edifice, Tuesday, No
vemher 11. lftll). at 8 p.m. ?_
r Christian A
Science
The Churches of Christ. Scientist,
of Washington Are:
First Church
Columbia road and Euclid St.
Second Church
ts". E. Masonic "Temple. Sth and
F S.E.
Third Church
Masonic Temple, 13th and X. Y.
Ave.
Fourth Church
The Arcade. 14th and Park road.
SERVICES:
Sunday. 11 A.M. and 8 P.M.
SUNDAY SCHOOl??11 A.M.
Subject at all services is "Adam
and Fallen Man.*'
WEDNESDAY EVENING MEET
INGS?Eight o'clock.
REAPING ROOMS:
Colorado Bldir., 14th and O sts.
Hours. 9 to 9 (Wed.. 9 to 6; Sun.
and holidays. 2:30 to 5:30).
1S03 Adam* Mill Rd. N.W. Hours
10 to 9 (except Wed. eve.. Sun
days and holidays).
148 Kant Capitol St. Hours. 12 to
9 week days (Except holidays),
also 2:30 to 5:30 Sundays.
The Arcade, 14th and Park rd.
(second floor). 10 to 5:30 week
days: also 7 to 9 P.M.. except
. Wednesdays.
V
SEVENTH DAY ADVEXTISTS.
Ephesus S. D. A. Church
(COLORED)
S/V. cor. 6th and N sts. n.w.
P. Gust^vus Rodg-ers, Pastor
8ERMO.N SUN. NIGHT. NOV. 9th?8 P.M.
Subject.
"ARE THE PUBLIC 8CHOOLS FULFILLING
THEIR MISSION?"
Every one Interested in the question of educa
tion should hear it.
SEATS FREE. ?
KEW TROCGHT.
New Thought
Orlando E. Miller, Ph. D?
Will deliver an address st
RAUSCHER'S
Corner Conn. ave. and I- st..
SUNDAY AT 4 P.M.
Subject.
"The New Jerusalem"
Miss VIOLA ELLIS. Contralto.
MRS. E. (J. DICKINSON at the piano.
Order of Illuminati*
Meetings Sunday. 7:30 p.m.. "The Truth as
Jesus Lived It.'* Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.,
"Hidden Power." All welcome. Cumber
land. Apt. N>. TLoman circle. ?
Church of Life and Joy
Harry gaze, minister.
PLAYHOUSE,
1814 "N" St. N.W.
Near Connecticut Ave.
Opposite British Embassy,
Sunday, 8:15 P.M.,
Subject:
"THE
PRAYER
THAT
HEALS/'
METAPHYSICAL LIBRARY AND READ
ING ROOMS OPEN EVERY DAY IN THE
WEEK.
ALL WELCOME.
UNITY CENTER
TEACHING AND HEALING
i Meetings Every Wednesdav.
8 O'Clock
I 949 Massachusetts Avenue. *
National New Thought
Center
A business meeting of vital importance will
l?e held Wednesday at 8 p.m. It Is desired
1 that all members of the Center be present.
I Dally noon meetings, 902 F st. Public cor
dially invited.
I NEW CHl'RCH < Swede?bo?*fan>.
Church of the New Jerusalem
SIXTEENTH ABOVE Q ST.
Rev. Paul Sperry, pastor, will preach at
11 a.m. Sunday school. 9:45. Adult class
at 10. Mrs. IjouIn F. Pent, teacher. Vespers.
With brief addres*, at 5 p.m.
Free loan library of the writings of
Swedenborg and the periodicals and litera
ture of the New Church.
FRIENDS.
(Orthodox? 13th and Irving sts.
mends n.w.?Sunday school, 9:45. Meet*
ins fat* worship. 11 a.m.
Friends Meeting
DANIEL RATCHELLOtt WILL ATTEND.
First day (Sunday) school?10 a.m.
ALL ARE INVITED.
UNITED BRETHREN.
j Memorial United Brethren Church
North Capitol and R sts. n.w.
Rev. CHARLES E. FULTZ, D. D., Pastor.
9:40 a.m.?Sunday school.
11:00 a.m.?Sermon by pastor.
7:00 p.m.?Christian Endeavor.
8:00 p.m.?Illustrated leetyre. 40 views.
OTHER SERVICES.
MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL RE HELD AT
LINCOLN MEMORIAL TEMPLE.
1 lltli and R sts. n.w.,
Sunday. November 9, at 8 p.m.,
Cuder the auspices of the James Reese Eu
rope Post, No. 1, and Post No. 2. Yeomaa
(F) of the American Legion. 9*
Church of the Nazarene.
4th aud E. Capitol sts.-^-Llhcoln Park cars.
Evangelistic services, II, 3 ami 7:30. Rev.
F. W. Cox of Ohio will preach. Services
each evening, except Saturday, at 7:30, un
til November 23. Deep spiritual messages.
Stirring songs. "Old-time religion." You are
invited. LEE WIN B. WILLIAMS. Pastor. ?
People's Church
JOINT MEETING WITH
Washington Bahai Society
Inspiring addresses?Special music.
W. C. T. U. HALL?522 6th N.W.
Seats free. Allwelromr.
1 T T If Christians gathered to
vrospei nail, th^ Name of the Lmi.
300 NINTH ST. S.E.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.: breaking bread.
11 a.m.; gospel meeting. 7:45 p.m. All are
welcomed. Seats free. No collections. ?
DIVINE SCIENCE CENTER
1765 Euclid st.?Meeting every Thursday at
2:15, for realisation and study of Divine
Science. Mrs. Fields, leader. Close with
healing service. All are welcome. ? _
Washing-ton Secular League
"Affirms and seeks to promote the principles of
Secularism.'*
PYTHIAN TEMPLE, 1012 ?th ST. N.W.
3 p.m..'Nov. 9?Address by Prof. Edward
King of New York, on "THE HINDOO
PROBLEM." Discussion. Seats free.
OTHER SERVICES. ' OTHER SERVICES.
SCRIPTURES OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT
OKKil.V OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS
BY DR. JAMES E. TALMAGE
Of the Council of the Twelve. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints;
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Note: For free copies of other article* of this aeries, send request to the author.
The Hook of Mormon is pre-eminently an
American book, comprising the history of the
aboriginal peoples of the New World. It pro
fesses to be the modern translation of certain
records, covering the period from 11.( . ?WW to
j.bout A.I). 420, with which is incorporated the
abridgment of a yet earlier history. "lhe orig
inal account was inscribed on thin sheets of
gold, in small characters of the lie formed
Egyptian style. The plates were taken from
their repository on the side of a hill near
Palmyra. New York. This was in September.
1827; and in the early months of 1S30 the Eng
lish translation was published.
The Hook of Mormon story deals in part with
the general history of the ancient peoples,
their rise end fall as nations, their wars ami
intrigues of state, their alternating epochs of
material prosperity and adversity; but more
particularly it preserves an account of the
Divine revelations, the prophets and prophecies
wi^h which the ancient Americans were blessed;
and thus the work stands before the world as
the Scriptures of the Western Continent.
According to the book, belli, an Israelitisli
prophet, was directed by revelation B.C. 000
to take his family ^kd leave Jerusalem, in time
to escape the destruction or captivity incident
to Nebuchadnezzar's conquest; and the assur
ance was given that the migrating company
should be led to a land of promise, choice above
all other lands. Lehi's family was joined by
members of other families. In time the travel
ers reached the Arabian Sea. and there they
built u ship in which they were carried by
wind and current to the American shore.
The colonists multiplied and prospered. After
a few yeurs, however, open disruption occurred
and the people divided into factions, known as
Nepliites and Lamanites. In time these parties
developed into powerful nations. The Laman
ites ms'intained bitter hatred toward their
brethren. and deadly hostility prevailed
throughout the greater part of the period of
Rook of Mormon history. While the Ne
pliites were industrious and progressive.cultivat
ing the soil and building great cities in South.
Central and North America, the lamanites fell
into degeneracy and came to rely almost entire
ly on hunting and warfare for subsistence.
They were cursed of the l?rd with a ruddy
skin, and with this somber line of body ci>me
darkness of mind. As the Book of Mormon
plainly and circumstantially avers, the degraded
posterity of the ancient Lamanites are the
American Indians of today.
The last great conflict between Nephitea and
Lamanites occurred in what is now Northern
New York, and the issue was the utter ex
termination of the Nephite nation. As the pre
dicted destruction of his people drew near.
Mormon, a Nephite historian and prophet, col
lated and in part abridged the voluminous his
torical records that had accumulated during the
period of nearly ten cehturies; and to his
abridgment he gave his own name, hence the
title, "Book of Mormon." Mormon's son. Moro
ni, supplemented his father's work tar writings
of his own: and then, realizing that his death
was imminent, he deposited the records in a
stone box and buried the same at what was
called by the Nephites the Hill Cumorah, now
popularly known i?s "Mormon Hill," in the
vicinity of Palmyra. N. Y.
The announcement of such a discovery as
that of the plates of Mormon, and of such an
achievement as the translation of the records
into English, could not fail to attract the at
tention of both layman and scholar. But the
announcement was treated with contempt and
vigorous denunciation.
The reason for this hostile rejection is founl
in the fact that Joseph Smith, the translator,
avowed that he had not accomplished tl?e mar
velous work by his own or other human power
alone, but that the resting place of the an*
cient plates had been revealed to him by an
angel, who appeared in light and glory and
announced himself as the same Moroni who
had sealed up and buried the ins'-ribed plates
over fourteen centuries earlier. A further cause
for the popular opposition to the Hook of Mor
mon lay in Joseph Smith's solemn testimony
that he had l?een empowered trt make the
translation through the direct inspiration of
God.
The avowal introduced the element of the
supernatural. If Joseph Smith spoke truly,
miracles had not ceased, and direct revelatiou
from God to man was of modern certainty.
Such a conception was wholly opposed by the
ological theory and chuartily dogma. And yet,
why in reason should direct revelation from
the heavens be more of an improbability today
than in the centuries of loug agoV Except as
to the extent of the writing, is the bringing
forth of the Book of Mormon any more of a
marvel titan the inspired reading of the m/etic
words by I>aniel in the midst of Belsh&rzar's
riotous feast? (See Dan., 5:25-31.) And surely
the means by which the writing was done ap
j?ears far more mysterioos in the cane of the
Chaldean king than ?n the ordinary and human
way gf engraving the Book of Mormon plates.
The Book of Mormon is before the world. It
has been distributed by millions of copies in
English snd other modem tongues... Lot it 1*?
understood that fn no sense does u?C *U?k of
Mormon profess to be a substitute for the Holy
Bible, or to be in any way related thereto ex
cept as a parallel volume of Scripture. Th*
Bible is essentially a record of the dealings of
God with His people of the East; the Book of
Mormon is an embodiment of Divine revelations
to the people of the West. So far as the two
books touch common themes they are in har
mony: and in no particular are they contra
dictory of each other.
For the Book of Mormon, etc., apply to
Eastern States Mission, 273 Gates Avenue.
Brooklyn, If. Y.
For book of 360 pp.. containing oomplsto
series of these articles, numbering 1M, entitled
"The Vitality of Mormon ism," apply to pub
lishers: The Gorbam Press, Boston, Mass.?
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