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Samaritan Race Dwindles Down
Until Only 156 Members Survive
Claim Temple Bible
Written 13 Years
Revise Views as to
Other People En
BY Jl \11S n. wool).
(Special Correspondence of The Star and
Chicago I>atly News, t
NABLUS. Palestine, June 20 ?Never
having: seen any bona fide Samari
tans. I motored over the parched,
rock-strewn hills from Jerusalem to
day to see all that remains of the
powerful race sent from Babylon
twenty-five centuries ago to populate
the Holy Land. I elicited the infor
mation that today there are only 156
real Samaritans?men. women and
children. The high priest said that
during the war fifty were conscripted
by the Turks and never returned. He
was insistent, too. that the tribe was
increasing, rather than dying out.
since it had only sixty members 200
The Samaritans assert that they are
the real Jews, the only chosen people,
and that they alone are privileged to
enter the kingdom of heaven. Since
recently the Samaritans have learned
that there are several million other
persons in the world?the high priest
has made three trips to London; they
now agree that the worthy in the rest
of the world may enter paradise as
their servitors. Being good to them
in this world is the chief requisite
for a menial job.
^ Lcetare OB the Roof.
The Samaritan high priest. Jacob
Aaron, and his brother Isaac, both dis
tinguished by the Samaritan purple
turbans and the latter by the most
luxuriant crop of whiskers in Pales
tine. were at the hotel before I had
finished lunch. They were ready to
escort me to the Samaritan quarter,
one of the least prosperous corners
of the town nestling at the base of
tho mountain. Through devious
streets, many of them long. dark,
arched tunnels under the buildings,
wo reached a wooden gate, climbed
some stone steps and were in a little
5 0 by 12 court?the world center of
"Won't you come into our house,
please." a soft, girlish voice invited
from one of the roofs surrounding
the court. However, the fringe of
black, ivy-like tendrils around the
face from which that voice issued dis
pelled all romance?it was the high
priest's son. Abou II Hasan, who had
spoken. He learned English in the
The high priest's brother started a
lecture. It was as unending as an
automoatic piano filled with nickels.
Only by my shouting could he be
halted occasionally to answer a ques
Men Exceed Women.
Since the war. he told me, there are
twenty more men than women. There
is one of their strictest customs. The
high priest's office is hereditary. They
Samaritan by marriage, as intermar
riage among their dwindling numbers
Js one of their strictest customs. They
do not approve of Zionism or of other
Jews, but consider all others apostate.
They have a language and a script of
their own. alleged to be the same
as in the time of Solomon, but they
speak Arabic for local necessities. As
Xablus is fanatically Moslem and even
niary'n >vell, near the *lte of the car
penter Mhop at Nazareth.
Women Mill draw water from the
well that wan lined by Mary- of Naxa
j roth. but tHv tin oil can an a con
, talner in replacing; the earthen pot.
] the Zionists have refrained from lo
I eating any of their people or even
; Jewish policemen in that district, the
/ Samaritans still are unmolested,
i The Bible" in the little hare stone
temple, with a single chair, is their
I chief exhibit. Hut the wily Samari
i tans have two Bibles, one a compara
I lively modern work, which they pre
i fer to exhibit 10 be pawed over by
j casual visitors. The one 1 saw was
!i.i a round brass case, opening on two
I hinges, bound in green brocade and
| rolling on two sticks mounted with
i large brass handles. The ^lecturer
I said it was written thirteen years
after Moses and this year is 2.578
years old. After being handled that
[ iong it is in a remarkable state of
preservation. The high priest's
father translated its dead Hebrew
script in*o Arabic and the Rev. Wil
liam E. Barton of Oak Park. 111., had
it translated and published in an
English pamphlet, which, Abou 11
Hasan explained, is sold in Chicago
for 25 cents. He said the brass cover
was 500 years old.
I'oae for Camera.
The trio consented to be photo
graphed. When they were marshaled
i on another roof, a fourth venerable
with a sparse white beard joined the
! group. Evidently no Samaritan has
j ever become a barber. Abou El Ha
f san's gentle voice suggested that a
cash contribution would ba proper
! for the photographic privileges. The
: hill3 of Xablus encourage an archi
tecture where the roof of one house
| serves as a courtyard for its higher
; neighbor. A red-haired Samaritan
matron with a fat white naked baby
and a stouter black-haired girl came
down the steps to watch the picture
taking. I suggested a photograph
of the fair Samaritans. Abou asked
them and they said their husbands
might be angry. Anyway, there was
a more generous display of neck and
breast than is approved by puritani
cal postal inspectors and the film
was not wasted. The Samaritan
women wear veils as Moslems, be
cause of custom and because tht/ir
skin is fair and their features differ
ent from the other inhabitants.
When I started to leave the Samari
tan center I found that my pipe, which
I had left on the coping outside the
temple, had gone before me. Its removal
does not prove the insecurity of prop
erty under the British mandate or
affect the merits of the Zionist move
ment. but it brings doubts, to me at
least, as to whether all Samaritans
deserve the prefix "good."
LONDON BEING MADE CITY OF JOY
FOR SAKE OF AMERICAN TOURISTS
BY HIRAM K. MODERWELL.
(Special Correspondence of The Star and
Chicago Daily News.)
LONDON, England. July 22.?By a
combined effort, blessed by many
peers who are honorary members of
the committee, London is daily being
made "brighter." And the man ?whom
these efforts are aimed to please is,
above all others, the American visitor.
By a tradition which has usually
been accepted without examination.
Paris is "the home
of joy" while
London is "dull."
England has long
suffered from this
has too often pur
chased his steam
er ticket direct to
Paris, and forgot
ten all about Lon
thinks this should
be corrected. Your
never admit that
London is "dull."
"Paris, of course,
for a pleasant
holiday." he says,
"but' London for solid pleasure." Yet
he has begun to understand that the
visitor who arrives in London for the
flrst time may be forgiven if the city
seems to him cheerless.
H?tela Are Co-Operating.
80 the committee has undertaken,
first, to make London "brighter" for the
STATUE 2,000 YEARS OLD
FOUND UNDER WATER PIPE
"Pure Greek" Burled Thirty-Eight
Years at Samuel Untermyer's
TONKERS, N. Y.. July 21.?Buried
three feet below a water main which
had not been disturbed since It was
laid, thlrty-elrht years ayo. work
men have found a statue, declared to
b? "pure Greek and 2,000 years old."
at Oreyetone, Samuel Untermyer's
Isidore Konti. sculptor, after a
careful examination, declared that In
his opinion the work not only was
real Greek, but it was too good to
liave been done by any but a real
master. The statue is of a woman
and stands about four feet six inches
without the head, which had been
broken off. "
The head wa* found first. X*Ur tha
foreigner whenever that can be? done,
and second, to let people know about it.
The best hotels are co-operating and
have given a solemn pledge to refrain
from "special prices" for Americans and
to give every courtesy to the tourist. A
central office, the effectiveness of whose
ministrations is yet to. be proved, under
takes to represent the visitor in any
complaint he may have against his hotel.
Through the efforts of this central
office the drinking hours have been
lengthened and special privileges have
been granted to hotel guests. Though
the bars close at 11 p.m., one may have
wine with one's supper up to 12 :30 and
drink in one's room at any time.
Privileges of Claim.
Perhaps the most surprising part of
the effort to make London bright is that
which aims to extend to visiting Amer
icans guest privileges in some of the
best clubs. Through the tactful media
torship of the central committee, Amer
icans of standing in their own commun
ities, their presence having been made
known by the hotel proprietor, find them
selves the recipient of guest cards for
which many a worthy Londoner sighs
in vain. If the scheme comes to fruition,
as the committee expects, the American
will surely have to revise his prejudice
concerning the "cold reserve" of the
In the matter of brighening up the
London weather, the committee has not
yet made much headway. In recopipen.je,
therefore, however, it issues certain
charming bits of poetry to the effect that
"London is like a pretty woman. She
has her moods; she weeps wvhen you least
expect it and then smiles through her
?""re, but you love her all the more for
left hand was found and still later
the rest of the body, all intact.
No theory for the presence of the
statue has been advanced, either by
the police or art experts who have
TAKES UP HOOVER PLAN.
Durgin to Explain Standardizing
Dimensions to Lumbermen.
CHICAGO, July 22?Attitude of the
government on the proposals of the Na
tional Lumber Manufacturers' Associa
tion to standardize lumber dimensions,
organization of the national lumber In
spection service under the direction of
the producers, and several other con
templated changes In the lumber indus
try will be discussed by W. A. Durgln.
assistant to Secretary of Commerce
Hoover, at the convention of the lum
bermen, in session here, it was an
The delegates represent lumbering In
terests credited with an annual output
SUFFERING OF CHILDREN
IN NEAR EAST DEPICTED
American Worker Says Millions
Will Die if U. S. Relief Is
"I never realized that there Is In
the world so much suffering: as 1 have
seen out here during two years," con
cludes a message from George L. Gar
side of Passaic. N. J., to Near East
Relief officials here. Mr. Garside has
arrived in Constantinople after a win
ter spent in piloting motor truck
loads of relief supplies from Samsoun.
Anatolia, into relief stations in the
| Mr. Garside was an eye-witness to
the sufferings during the past few
months of Greek deportes in Turkish
nationalist territory, and mentions
one incident on a trip, "in the bit
terest kind of winter," of encounter
ing a thousand Greek refugees, dress
ed in rags and without food or shoes
of any description. They were di
rected to the nearest relief station.
On the same trip, in the Tarus moun
tains. "whero the wind and sleet cut
our faces like a knife," Mr. Garside
found an eight-year-old Greek girl,
half clothed and starved. Wrapping
her in his fur coat and giving her
some food, he took her to a Near East
Relief station and handed her over to
"If the Americans pulled out." de
clared Mr. Garside, "this army of
children would certainly perish."
Contributions are being received by
John B. learner, treasurer of the lo
eal Near East, at Room 316, Bond
REV. TROTTER DISCREET,
Defending Mission Head, Friends
Testify Wife Labored Un
By flip Aftsnciatod Pr??ss.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich.. July 22 ?
Mrs. Lottie M. Trotter, wife of Rev.
Melvin E. Trotter, was laboring under
a delusion when she suspected her
i husband of indiscretions, witnesses
| for Rev. Trotter testified yesterday
[ in the opening defense in Mrs. Trot
I ter's suit for separate maintenance.
| Miss Tinlt Brummeler, formerly a
missionary ip the City Rescue Mission,
of which Rev. Trotter was the head,
testified the minister had conducted
himself as a gentleman. She denied
Mrs. Trotter's allegation that Rev.
Trotter had subjected his wife to
Other witnesses said Mrs. Trotter's
j suspicions were unfounded.
MISSIONARIES IN CHINA
REFUSE TO QUIT POSTS
U. S. Gunboat Sent to Rescue
Americans and Canadians
Finds Them Safe.
R.v the Associated Press.
CANTON. China. July 22. ? The
j United States gunboat Pampanga has
? returned from a dash up the West
j river to Wuchow. where an appeal for
help had been made by eight Amer
ican and Canadian missionaries sta
tioned at Linchow.
The Pampanga brought back word
that the missionaries were safe, and
that they did not care to leave.
ASKS AID FOR LEPERS.
Wood Says American Flag Flies
Over World's Largest Colony.
MANILA, July 22.?Gov. Gen. Wood
has made public an appeal for funds
for the Culion leper colonies. Es
1 tablishment of the Culion colonies
J has resulted in the assembling under
jour flag of the largest group of lepers
} anywhere in the world, Gen. Wood's
I appeal stated.
? It is believed that treatments will
1 be discovered which will benefit a
j large portion of the lepers there, and
: probably cure many.
| "If the American people could only
I see the great band of unfortunates
I at Culion I feel confident that money
! would pour in from all sides to the
j Philippine Anti-leprosy Society."
! Gen. Wood is honorary president of
! the anti-leprosy society and William
j T. Noting, former insular auditor, is
i PAY HONOR TO BfSHOP.
Dr. Freeman Has Fart in Tribute
to Dr. Thomas F. Gailor.
I At the final meeting of the Na
tional Council of the Kpiscopal
Church previous to the meeting of the
general convention of the church in
Portland. Oreg., September 6. at which
a new council, to serve for the ensu
ing three years, will be elected, reso
lutions were adopted in New York In
Recognition of the services rendered
by Right Rev. Thomas F. Gailor. D. D?
bishop of Tennessee and president of
the council during the first three
years of Its existence, which are now
drawing to a close.
The movers of the resolution. Rev.
Dr. James E. Freeman of Washing
ton. Rev. Dr. Stires of New York Snd
John Stewart Bryan of Richmond,
were named as the committee to
cirry out the resolution.
WILL SUPPLY PULPITS.
Y. M. C. A. Speakers to Go to
The religious work department of
the Y. M. C. A. will supply the fol
lowing pulpits tomorrow: H street
Christian Church. 11 a.m.. Rev. s. M.
Croft; 8 p.m., Rev. William S. Webb.
Garden Memorial Church, Anacostia.
D. C., 8 p.m.. William A. Eisenberger,
religious work secretary. Y. M. C. A.
Davis McCahan. Insurance expert of
the United States Chamber of Com
merce, will address the meeting at
Camp Letts, the Y. M. C. A. Boys'
camp on Rhodes river. This will aiso
be visitors' day at the camp.
MASS FOR LATE PASTOR.
Rev. John R. Roth to Be Honor
ed at St. Mary's.
In memory of the late Rev. John R.
Roth, pastor of St. Mary's Church, a
month's mind solemn requiem mass
will be sung Monday morning at 10
o'clock at the church. The officiating
clergymen will be Rev. Charles J Trin
kaus. celebrant: Rev. A. Camp of Holv
Cross Church. Baltimore, deacon, and
Rev. Leo Otterbein of St. Joseph's
Church of Fullerton. Md.. will be sub
deacon. The sermon will be preached
by Mgr. C. F. Thomas of St. Patrick's
600 AT CONFERENCE.
Delegates Start Sessions to Last
Until July 29.
EAST NORTH FIE LD, July 22.
More than 600 delegates are attend
ing the conference of religious edu
cation here, which lasts until July
29. This conference is the successor
to the old Sunday school conferences,
and Is mainly made up of Sunday
school leaders and w*orkers.
Special open-air services are to be
held at the headquarters of the Help
ers of the Hills, Incorporated, 1400
Rhode Island avenue northeast, next
Friday, Saturday and Sunday even
The world production of sugar is
now estimated at 18,000.000 toot,
which is about equally divided be
tween cane and. beet aucar.
Latest Announcements of Church Activities
Accepts $70,000 Offer for
14th Street Building.
I The congregation of the Gunton
S Temple Memorial Presbyterian Church
I had a meeting Thursday evening and
' unanimously decided to accept the
i offer for the church building at 14th
j and R street. The sale price is $70,
000, permitting the congregation to
? retain all the furnishings such as
i organ, pews, stained-glass windows,
I etc., bringing the ofTer up to approxi
The parties who have purchased the
property will convert the building
into an automobile salesroom ami
service station. The congregation
will continue to have its morning
service in the church building until
the details of the sale have been
completed. The evening services are
held in the basement of the new
building at 16th and Newton streets,
which was completed several months
ago at a price of $40,000.
The church has a membership of
900 and the new location has great
promise of growth. The building
committee, of which George Prevost
is chairman, will proceed at once to
secure bids for the new building.
Rev. Bernard Braskamp. the pastor,
will leave the city next week to spend
his annual vacation with his parents
HELD HOPE OF NATION
Luther Place Memorial Pastor
Tells of Spread of President's
Suggestion and Co-Operation.
The gospel of a better understand
ing?theme of an address by Presi
dent Harding previous to the confer
ence on limitation of armament?is
spreading among the people of the
black and white races in the south
and north, says Rev. G. M. Diflfen
derfer, pastor of the Luther Place
Memorial Church, who adds that it is
"the bright hope for the future se
curity of our nation."
Atlanta, Ga.. says the minister, has
what is known as the Atlanta plan of
interracial co-operation, composed of
the Evangelical Ministers' Association
j and congregational and institutional
organizations, the Y. M. C. A., the Y.
W. C. A. and the Salvation Army. Out
of this and similar organizations. Rev.
Diffenderfer explains. has grown
what Is now known as the commis
sion on Interracial co-operation,
which has organized county and city
interracial committees and has
spread over many of the southern
states. Their reports on rural prob
lems, tenantcy, housing, land, owner
ship. prison labor, domestic service
and other problems are ful lof helpful
suggestions. Rev. Diffenderfer says:
'These bodies are frequently called
into service by the state when trou
ble has arisen between the races. Im
mediately after the riots at Elaine the
Governor of Arkansas called into con
ference leaders of both races at L.ittle
Rock. One of the white men asked
the negroes, 'What shall we do to
relieve the irritation T The reply was
that they thought negro men were
| treated with unnecessary roughness
on street cars and by the police. The
white men immediately took steps to
correct the abuse.
"The Y. M. C. A. is taking a promi
nent part in carrying out the plans
of these inter-racial co-operative
committees. They have been admin
istering the Rosenwald, Slater, Jeanes
and Rockefeller funds for the better
ing of educational and home life of
the negroes. The Red Cross has also
been very active in bringing about a
better understanding among the races
in their efforts to help cement the
feeling of helpfulness which is its
: fundamental principle.
"The question of lynching and
? courts of justice has been carefully
investigated and much progress has
been made all over the southland in
bettering the conditions under which
the races settle their disputes and
misunderstandings. The universities
throughout the south have organized
committees among the student body
and faculties which aim to help in
the matter of spreading the gospel
j of a better understanding among the
' peoples who so largely constitute the
] citizenship of the south."
HOLY NAME SOCIETY
MEETS MONDAY NIGHT
j Forty-Two Organized Parishes to
J Send Delegates to Next Quar
J terly Session.
I Th? quarterly meeting of the Wash
| Ington section of the Holy Name So
j ciety will be held next Monday even
ing at 8 o'clock at the Immaculate
I Conception Auditorium, 8th and N
I streets northwest. Delegates will be
| in attendance from the forty-two
j organized parishes in the Washing
I ton jurisdiction.
! The meeting will be presided over
by Joseph T. Fitzgerald, president.
The speakers will be Rev. Thomas G.
Smyth, pastor of the Blessed Sacra
ment Church. Chevy Chase. Md? and
former Judge of the juvenile court,
William H. DeLacey.
The business of the convention will I
have largely to do with the arrange
ments for the coming great golden
jubilee parade and demonstration, i
which will be held In Washington j
? Archdioce^an President P. J. Haltl
I gan will give a report of his work
during the past two months. Mr.
| Haltigan has officially extended In
I vltations In person to the Holy Name
i unions of Philadelphia. Delaware and
I Virginia, where he has succeeded In
| arousing much enthusiasm over the
i Washington demonstration, so that
thousands of participants will come
from these places to march In the
parade. He estimates that not less
than 25.000 men and boys will march
In the procession.
BIBLE SCHOOL TO CLOSE.
Central Presbyterians to &how
The daily vacation Bible school,
which has been In session at the Cen
tral Presbyterian Church, will hold
its closing exercises next Friday.
There will be a program in which the
various departments will take part,
showing the work that has been done
In these several departments under a
corps of about twenty teachers.
There will be an exhibit of handi
craft work which the members of the
school have done.
During this period of work the
children have had the advantage of
the spacious playgrounds of the
church, which adjoin the church prop
erty and which have been equipped
with tennis courts, basket ball court,
see-saws, slides, tether ball and a
sand box. sixteen by ten feet, con
taining three tons of white ocean
sand. While the school work has
closed, the playground will be kept
open all summer. At the closing ex
ercises of the school on"Frlday morn
ing Dr. James H. Taylor, the pastor
of the/Central Presbyterian Church,
A strike of Nova Scotia coal miner*
, Is threatened as a result of a dis
Ipute over wages.
GUNTON- TEMPLE MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH IS SOLD FOR $70,000.
AI'IUMUUILU SAl.KNItOOM ANI> SKRVICE SI'A'IlU.X TO OCCUPY
Bl'ILDI.Nti AT 14TH AND R STREKTS.
TO LAST TEN DAYS
The annual camp meeting at Wash
ington Grove, Md., will begin August
3, continuing through Sunday, August !
13. Rev. D.r. John R. Edwards, super
intendent of the Washington district
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is
in charge. His chief assistants are
Rev. Ohajles F. Boss of Boston, and
Dr. Albert Osborn of American Uni
The following subcommittees have
Finance?G. H. Griffin, A. H. Sorg
enfrei. Clarence F. Welch, William Hunt
and C. H. Becker.
Publicity?C. H. Becker. M. M.
Browning. Robert MeP. Lilians, C. F.
Welch and E. E. Cissell. 1
Music?M. M. Browning, T. L?. Mcr
Cathran, Chas. E. Myers, director; J
Mrs J. B. Sappington and Miss Netta
Bovs' and girls' hour?Miss Dora F.
Hendricks, Mrs. C. F. Welch, Mrs. G.
H. Griffith. Mrs. Joe Brake. Mrs. M. M.
Browning and Mrs. Paul I^ynch.
Athletics?C. F. Welch, Stewart Sea
ton. Wayne Mills and William Watkins.
Young people's meetings?Mrs. J. B.
Sappington. Mrs. C. F. Welch, Miss I
Mabel E. Becker, Miss Elsie Sorgen-'
frei and John Lacey.
Hospitality?Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. G. H.
Griffith. Miss Heil. Mrs. James Mount
and Mrs. Albert Osborn. '
Prominent speakers have been se
cured for this entire series of meet
Dr. J. W. Dawson of Trinity M. E. J
Church will be the first speaker, on i
August 3. I
Special days have been arranged as
follows: Sunday School day, Saturday,!
August 5: Anti-.Saloon league day. |
Wednesday, August 9: Sabbath Ob- j
pervance day, Thursday, August 10;
Epworth League day, Sunday, August
GLENARDEN, MD., CHURCH
TO LAY CORNER STONEj
Rev. L. S. Flagg to Preach Sermon
for United Christian Meth
The corner stone of the United
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church,
at Glenarden, Md., is to be laid at
3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev.
L. S. Flagg will preach the sermon
at the exercises.
The church is now holding camp
meetings, which are to continue four
weeks. There will be a preaching
service at 11 o'clock tomorrow, and
at 7:30 o'clock Rev. Mr. Brown will
preach, with Rev. T. L?. Fendall in
charge of the exercises. ?
Services are to be held each ni&ht
throughout the week.
DR. NELMS ENDS FIRST
YEAR IN RECTORSHIPj
Grace Church, Silver Spring to |
Note Anniversary To
Pastor Collier to Speak Tomorrow
at Gospel Assembly Hall.
There will be a Pentecostal meet
ing:. conducted by Harry L. Collier,
pastor, tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the
Gospel Assembly Hall. 930 Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest.
Tonight at 8 o'clock Herbert W.
Kline, rescue mission worker, will
conduct an evangelistic service. Miss
.Ruth Kernan will speak and the An
derson sisters will sing.
A healing service is being .conduct
ed at Faith Hall, G09 3d street, each
Tuesday at 8 p.m. ;
Grace Church, Silver Spring, Md.,
parish, will celebrate tomorrow, the first
anniversary of the rectorship of Rev.
Dr. J. Henning Nelms. Special music
will be rendered by the double Quar
tet, and the rector will preach a ser
mon especially adapted to the occasion.
Rev. Mr. Haig from Bishop's University,
of which Dr. Nelms is a graduate, will
be in the chancel, and will take part in
the anniversary service.
The Silver Spring Parish Sunday
scho9l will send Ave delegates to the
summer school of religious education
at the University of Virginia, beginning
July 31. The delegates elected are: Dr.
and Mrs. Nelms, Frank Cook, Miss Mary
Defflnbaugh and Miss Helen Yaeger.
These delegates are attending the ses
sion from July 31 to August 11.
"Every preacher a moving: picture
operator" is the slogan which Charles
N. Lathrop, secretary of the social
service department of the Episcopal
Church, will carry with him to the
general convention of the church,
which meets in Portland, Ore., Sep
tember 6, where a large part of Mr.
Lathrop's time will toe given to
demonstrating the use which can be
made of the movie in promoting the
work of the church.
Invoking the aid of Will H. Hays,
generalissimo of the movie industry.
Dean Lathrop has had placed at his
disposal all the resources of the Hays
organization to illustrate the spir
itual values that lie in the films. He
has secured a large hall in the Port
land auditorium, adjacent to the room
in which the convention delegates
from all over the world will lunch
Plans Dally Exhibits.
In this room there will be daily ex
hibits of moving pictures illustrating
various phases of church work in the
United States as well as in China,
Japan, Africa, Alaska and elsewhere.
Mr. Hays donated to Mr. Lathrop the
use of a series of films on religious
subjects and, in addition, has turned
over to him for first run several new
films of a secular nature which will
illustrate the character of moving
pictures which it is aimed to produce
in response to the demand for a
"cleaning up of the movies."
Besides these there will be films
showing various phases of social
service work ? medical, charitable,
social, sanitary, etc.?and there will
be on hand various makes of moving
picture machines adapted to Sunday
school and church work, with com
petent men to instruct rectors in
Social Service Work.
In connection with this feature of
the convention there will be daily
class conferences in social service
work with special references to
parishes and illustrated with moving
pictures, led by Mr. Lathrop. Miss
Mary Van Kleeck, director of the
department of industrial studies of
the Russell Sage Foundation, and
Rev. Charles K. Gilbert, secretary of
the social service department of the
diocese of New York.
At the convention mass meeting of
the department the principal address
will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. J.
Russell Bowie, rector of St. Paul's
Church, Richmond. Va.
PULPIT AND PEW.
Rev Reginald Rowland will preach
the sermon land conduct the services
at the New York Avenue Presby
terian Church tomorrow at 11 a.m. j
Rev. Mr. Rowland will be absent from
the city during the month of August,
supplying pulpits in New Jersey and I
suburban New York. ,
The following additional announce
ments of pulpit supply have been
made: October 1?Rev. William
Carter, pastor of Throop Avenue
Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn. N. Y.
October 8?Rev. J. Ross Stevenson,
president Princeton Theological Sem
inary, Princeton. N. J. October 15.?
Rev. Wallace Radcliflfe.
At the young people's service to
morrow. at 6:45 p.m., John P. Penne
baker, baritone, will sing, Bennet
Myers will lead, and reports will be
heard from conferences at Blairs
town, N. J,, and Chambersburg. Pa.
At the midweek service next Thurs
day. at 8 p.m.. Rev. Mr. Rowland will
speak on the "rUrable of the Trees."
* * * *
Rev. Dr. Henry Allen Tupper,
pastor of the First Baptist Church,
16th and O streets, will preach at
11 a.m. tomorrow, on "The Science of
Service." and at 8 p.m., "The Art of
* * ? *
Tomorrow night. In the Metropolitan
Memorial M. E. Church, the minister,
Rev. Dr. Harry D. Mitchell, will give a
sermon-lecture on "The Passion Play of
Oberammergau." The sermon will be
Illustrated by stereopticon slides. Dr.
Mitchell visited ObMUmmergau in
1910 and witnessed the play. The
theme In the morning will be
?"Awakening to a Sense of Sin." The
Sunday School fneets at 9:30 a.m. and
is under the care of Mr. Oscar Allen
and will continue during the summer
without Interruption. Thirty mem
bers of the Metropolitan Epworth
League will leave Monday morning
to attend the Institute at Mountain
? * * *
Rev. W. F. Harkey will preach at
the 11 o'clock service tomorrow at
the Wallace Memorial United Presby
terian Church, on "Some Things Tend
ing to Obscure the Reality of God
Today." In the evening a union serv
ice with the Petworth Baptist Church
will be held, at which time Rev. Mr.
Harkey will speak on "Ways of En
tering the Kingdom of God." Union
evening services are being held by
the Wallace Memorial and the Pet
worth Baptist churches during: the
summer, the services alternating be
tween the two churches.
* * * *
Rev. George A. Miller will preach
at the Ninth Street Christian Church,
9th and D streets northeast, tomor
row.- The subject of the morning
sermon will be "The Old and the
New." The night sermon will be on
"The Earth and Man."
* * * *
Unity Society, 300 Homer building,
611 13th street northwest, will liave
a special lecture 8y Mrs. Annie M.
Westfall of Fresno, Calif., tomorrow
evening at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Westfall
was one of .the Speakers at the Con
gress of the International New Thought
Alliance, held In Atlanta, and Is lead
er of the Truth Center In Fresno.
Practical lecture Wednesday evening
at S o'clock 6y Garnett January. Frl-1
Sunday School Lesson
BY REV. HIGH T. STEVENSON.
DANIEL AND THE LIONS ?
Golden text: Who through faith
subdued kingdoms. wrought
righteousness, obtained prom
ises, stopped the mouths of
.Reports of Daniel's courageous ac
tions at Belshazzar's feast would
reach Darius, the commander of tfre
conquering army of the Medes and
Persians, very soon after he assumed
control of Babylon. Daniel's character
and capacity would be appreciated by
the sensual and sordid soldier. The
fact that fully fifty years previous
the venerable Hebrew had prophesied
that a new world power would rise,
which would be the hammer God
would use to destroy the Babylonians,
would appeal to a superstitious orien
tal. It Is not surprising that Darius
should be impressed by the preson
ality of the eminent statesmen, who
had been recalled to power the night
Babylon was conquered, and who
probably, with the death of Belshaz
zar, may have welcomed the conquer
ing commander to the palace as the
military governor of the land.
Darius, whose Identity has not been
completely and satisfactorily estab
lished, reveals one of the elements of
his successful leadership by his selec
tion of Daniel to be the chief premier
"to whom the viceroys were to give
accounts so that the king might not
su/Ter loss." Darius, who was prob
ably "Gobryas.'f realized that Daniel's
executive experience and uprightness
of character would relieve him of all
worry concerning the civil adminis
tration of the kingdom, which Cyrus
had divided into 127 provinces, whose
viceroys were to share in the govern
ment of the new world power. While
Daniel had enemies, whom he had ex
posed in their grafting plans during
his services in connection with the
Babylonian kingdom, his elevation by
Darius served to increase the number.
Eminence arouses envy. In the case
of the chief premier, or president, the
fact that he was an alien, who had
not fought in the ranks of the con
quering army, and that his monothe
istic faith kept him from worshipping
their national gods would serve to
increase their animosity, which grew
largely out of the fact that he would
not share with them in any grafting
proposition. Hostile intrigues develop
quickly in oriental courts. Daniei's
enemies could not find anything in
his public record or private life that
could not stand the searchlight of
publicity. They recognized that their
only hope to ensnare him was through
his religious fidelity.
It was a tribute to Dfeniel's un
blemished religious life and spiritu
ality when his enemies based their
| calculations upon his devotion to Je
I hovah. They expected that he would
; obey God rather than man if they
j could succeed in securing an edict
Irom the king prescribing that none
of his subjects for the next thirty
days should make any request of any
god or man save the king, and that
the penalty for disobedience would
be consignment to the lion's pit.
Darius was informed that the Presi
dent and the other officers favored
this law. This would indicate that
Daniel was outvoted and that Darius
was not informed concerning the true
purpose of the law. They had ap
pealed to his vanity and to the Per
sian custom of worshiping their
. kings among their gods. Upon the
; face of it the edict appeared to call
upon the new subjects won from the
Babylonians to worship the king as
the representative of the Supreme
Power and invested with his dele
Daniel understood that this decree
was practically his death warrant,
but he did not hesitate to continue, j
as his custom had always been to 1
pray three times daily toward Jeru- i
salem. He did not wait for the storin j
to blow over. He would not stoop to
private devotions or change his \
method of praying so that he could ;
not be seen when at his devotions to j
Deity. The habits formed in his !
I youth of communing with God stOQd !
the test of trial. He had found, as J
nearly every executive of the United l
States has in trying tinies, help in i
prayer. "The secret of the Lord is ?
i with them that fear Him." When the |
test of Daniel's love, loyalty and life
came, the eminent servant of Jeho- ?
vah opened the windows of his prayer 1
chamber and facing Jerusalem, j
proved his faith as a true worshiper ,
of Jehovah, the God of the Jews.
Peril sent him to the mercy seat for i
The enemies of the great statesman. |
who probably was at the time of our j
lesson about ninety years of age.
had rushed when the edict was signed i
to advantageous positions to watch
Daniel's movements. It was not be
cause he did not respect the edicts of
the king, for Darius had no more loyal
subject and truer friend than the
premier, whose life the king had en
dangered by his command that in
fringed upon the soul liberty of the
great executive and others of his
faith. He 4id not believe that the
state should dictate in matters of re
ligion. "He was a puritan. He lived
a long way from Plymouth Rock; he
had been dead for 2,000 years when
that compact was signed in the cabin
of the Mayflower. He had never read
a line of John Milton; he knew noth
ing of Oliver Cromwell. But he was
a puritan none the less. He insisted J
upon the rights of the individual con
science as against the dictates of I
day afternoon at 4:10 o'clock is a I
spiritual healing meeting.
* ? * ?
Dr. John E. Briggs has returned
from his childhood home, in North
Carolina, where he has been visiting
relatives and taking a brief vacation,
and will preach at both services at
Fifth Baptist Church tomorrow.
* * * *
Dean William A. Wilbur of George
Washington University will speak at
the Tenleytown Baptist Church to
morrow morning at 11 o'clock. Dean
Wilbur is chairman of the mission
committee of the Columbia Associa
* * * *
"A Woman Caught Me With Her
Hair!" is a personal experience which
Rev. E. Hez Swem relates tomorrow
night at Centennial Baptist Church,
7th and I streets northeast. The 11
o'clock subject is: "Brother-Bless
? * * *
At Trinity Diocesan Church torn or- ,
row, Rev. David Ransom Covell will
preach at 11 a.m. on "The Circle of
Friendship." The open-air service on I
the church lawn at 8 p.m. will be held J
by Rev. R. R. Stevenson, who is j
speaking to increasing numbers each j
Sunday night In this short and in- 1
? * * ?
Dr. J. J. Muir. pastor of the Temple I
Baptist Church, will preach tomor- '
row with the following interest
ing topics of discourse as his subjects.
In the morning: "A Notable Because." j
and in the evening, "Historic Books." i
The services of the church will be
continued through the summer sea
* * * *
"Walking With God" will be the
subject of Rev. Dr. Earle Wilfley's
sermon tomorrow morning at the Ver
mont Avenue Christian Church. At
the evening service Dr. Wilfl.ey will !
preachy brief sermon and the church I
choir wiil give a special musical service. I
* * * * |
Dr. Herbert F. Randolph will lec- |
ture at Foundry Church tomorrow
evening on "A Midsummers Night
With th* World's Great Dreamer."
illustrated with fifty views. In the
morning at 11 o'clock he will preach
on "The Value of a Vacation."
Thursday night, midweek service of
prayer with an address by the minis- 1
ter of the church. I
* * * *
Tomorrow mottling at Immanuel Bap
tist Church, Dr. Loren A. Clevenger will I
preach on "The New Humanity." In I
arbitrary authority." His inner life
calied for Its own self-realisation. He
turned toward Jerusalem with a faith
in the return of his brethren from the
bondage of exile and confidence in
Jehovah's sustaining and savin?
power. He cried to Him not simply
as the Supreme Being, but by turning
his face toward the site of the temple,
that by its sacrifices foreshadowed
the coming of the Messiah. h? indi
cated that he was praying to Him as
the eternal God who was propitiated
by sacrifices. His facing Jerusalem
j wan substantially the same thing for
, Daniel and other pious Jewish exile*
as it is for modern Christians to seek
forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
W hen the enemies reported lo Darius
that his chief executive was guilty of
disobeying the royal edicts roncern
, ing public worship, then the king
j recognized that he bad been <*aught in
I the snare of politician*, who had
j framed up a program to secure
i Daniel's death. They demanded that
the law be obeyed. They insisted that
if one holding such an eminent place,
as the premier was allowed to violate
the nation's laws, that their Hviliza
tion would perish. We recognize th?
saneness of their argument today,
when the greatest danger confronting
modern civilization is the t. ndemv of
people to wyik at the violation of*tlu
nation s constitution and laws. Darius
realized too late that the law had
been vot^d by Daniel's enemies with
j no intention of requiring- public obedi
ence but to secure the slaying of his
noblest servant and truest friend. II.
, tried thomghout the day to ti?,d /ono
' way by which he could save the great
statesman, but the laws of the nation
were unchangeable and lo- ?ould find
no way to hinder the sentence being
imposed. He evidently had forgotten
the law that the king could do no
wrong. Dike Pilate he did not dare
to stand up for the right.
It was probably after a conference
with Daniel that Darius ordered the
edict carried out. The king's parting
?n< rage to th? ven< rabh m is a
, prayer that Jehovah would prot? rt
| and deliver His faithful worshiper
1 When the sentence was prononneed
Daniel walked quietly along- with i;ie
soldiers to the den of lions. Wh. n
he reached it lie leaped down among
the savage beasts who had tasted
.the blood of men who had been eon
I demned to die. There was something
! about the look of the newcom'-r that
j mastered the fierce beasts Sealing
i the stone by the king and his officials
: did not seal Daniel's fate T
j that he possessed in the sustaining
'grace of Cod to protect His servant
from death, or to enable them to die
for his glory, filled the soul of Daniel
with such confidence that lie w as
master of the situation throughout
] the watches of the night. Some one
j has suggested that the lions could
not eat Daniel because he was two
; thirds grit and the balance back -
j bone. The prophet gave J-hovah
| credit for his protection because He
I guarded him with iiis angels from
While Daniel fought the good fight
I of faith throughout the night in the
| Mon's den. Darius in iiis palace w as
?worried. His soul was filled with
remorse. His troubled corse:- rl*e
kept him from sleeping, so that his
bedroom became for the king a cham
ber of horrors. Dawn witnessed h m
calling for his chariot and speeding
to the den. where his friend had
been imprisoned. It was a strange
spectacle for the ruler <?' a world
kingdom to be attending one whom
he had condemned only the night
previous for r.o other crime than
worshiping God. He revealed his
! deep distress and the agony of
I anxiety, when he called Daniel, whose
'answer brought great relief t" the
I troubled sovereign. He jtr.medial* ly
i ordered the prisoner released.
I Upon his deliverence from the lion's
den. the aged and heroic soul thanked
God for his triumph, just as he had
praised Him when he faced the dan
ger of the prayer test. One of the
lirst results of the triumph of Daniel
was seen in the savage vengeance
that Darius took upon the con
spirators. The psalmist speaks of
the wicked falling into the pit which
they had prepared for others. Envy
always brings back upon itself ;he
curse with which they seek to crush
others. Haman was hanged upon
the gallows he prepared for the ex
ecution of Mordecai. Darius ordered
the leaders and their families to be
summoned from their slumbers and
to pay the penalty that they had .
planned to destroy Daniel.
The wonderful deliverance of Cod's
servant stirred Darius to publicly ac
knowledge Jehovah in language,
which the prophets did not surpass
He sent forth his confession to the
reigning monarchs of the world, when
"Peisistratus was tyrant at Athens:
?Servius Tullius was reigning at Rome;
the Cathaginians were in great pow
er; the commerce of Tyre .and Sidon
was still flourishing. Pythagoras
was on his travels gathering material
for his remarkable system of philos
ophy; the disciples of Buddha were
spreading their master's doctrines in
India, and Confucius was teaching in
China." The world powers were reign
ing in reli'rion. philosophy and poli
tics when Darius sent forth his testi
mony concerning Jehovah as the liv
ing God and Universal King, infortn
ing'them at the same time concerning
the marvelous deliverance of Daniel,
which had inspired his public testi
monial to the power of Jehovah. Un
fortunately. Darius failed to live tin to
the truth, which he proclaimed to the
nations of the earth that summoned
them, as it does us. to put our trust in
the Lord, who enabled the prophets
"through faith" "to subdue kingdoms"
and to "stop the mouths of lions."
the evening his sermon will be on
"Private Affairs and the Public Good."
Both of these sermons are timely and
interesting. Next Sunday, the pulpit
will be filled by Dr. Robert T. Craig "f
* * * *
At Bethany Chapel, 13th and C
streets, tomorrow at S p.m.. Rev. .\Tr.
R. Jophet will preach on "The Key
Which Opens the Scriptures.''
CHURCH CORNER STONE
TO BE LAID BY ELKS
Two Lodges to Conduct Services at
First Unit of 12tli Street
The corner stone of the first unit
of the Twelfth Street Christian
Church, 1812-1816 12th street north
west, is to be laid at 3:30 o'clock to
The stone will be laid by the Elks
Dodges. No. 85 and Rev. Dr.
Karle Wilfley. pastor o? the Vermont
Avenue Christian Church, is to de
liver the principal address.
Music will be furnished by the
Community Center Band.
PLAN FOR ELECTION.
The Intermediate Christian Kn
deavor Union meeting was held re
cently at Rhode Island Avenue Meth
odist Protestant Church.
Vice President Perry Jacob pre
sided and many important matters
were discussed. It was decided that
each society should send to the nomi
nating committee a list of the people
they thought best fitted for the vari
ous offices. The nominating commit
tee should select from these lists two
names for each office to be voted on
by the union.
' After the business meeting games'
were played and refreshments were
The Young People's Society Chris
tian Endeavor of Wallace Memorial
United Presbyterian Church gave a
surprise birthday party for Rev. J.
A. Campbell Tuesday night. The
meeting was held at the home of
Miss Adeline Haggerty. president ??:
The Senior Christian Endeavor So
ciety of Keller Memorial Duther.' n
Church is holding tpcu-air service* this