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Samaritan Race Dwindles Down
Until Only 156 Members Survive Claim Temple Bible Written 13 Years After Moses. Revise Views as to Other People En tering Heaven. 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 years ago. 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 the Samaritans. "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 Samaritan school. 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 tion. 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 tradition. The American tourist has too often pur chased his steam er ticket direct to Paris, and forgot ten all about Lon don. London thinks this should be corrected. Your Londoner .will 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 Country Place. 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 country place. 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 Britisher. 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 It." 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 seen it. 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 nounced today. The delegates represent lumbering In terests credited with an annual output of 14.000,OOO.OOfc SUFFERING OF CHILDREN IN NEAR EAST DEPICTED American Worker Says Millions Will Die if U. S. Relief Is Discontinued. "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 interior. | 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 the director. "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 , building. REV. TROTTER DISCREET, WITNESSES DECLARE Defending Mission Head, Friends Testify Wife Labored Un der Delusion. 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 harsh treatment. 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 treasurer. i PAY HONOR TO BfSHOP. Dr. Freeman Has Fart in Tribute I 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 Many Churches. 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 Church. 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. OPEN-AHt SERVICES. 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 Presbyterian Congregation Accepts $70,000 Offer for 14th Street Building. I 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 mately $100,000. 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 in Iowa. RACIAL UNDERSTANDING 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 | 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 October 8. ? 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 Handicraft Work. 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, will preside. 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 versity. Subcommittee* Named. The following subcommittees have been appointed: 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 Craig. 1 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. ' Speaker* Prominent. Prominent speakers have been se cured for this entire series of meet ings. 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 12. GLENARDEN, MD., CHURCH TO LAY CORNER STONEj ' Rev. L. S. Flagg to Preach Sermon for United Christian Meth odist Congregation. 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 morrow. PENTECOSTAL MEETING. 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. ; v / 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. A~ "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 daily. 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 their use. 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 Attraction." ? * * ? * 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 liike Park. ? * * * 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 ? Daniel. 6.1-28. Golden text: Who through faith subdued kingdoms. wrought righteousness, obtained prom ises, stopped the mouths of lions.?Hebrews, 11.33. .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 gated authority. 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 strength and""help. 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 tion. * * * * "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 ings." - ? * * * 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 formal service. ? * * ? 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 son. * * * * "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 j danger. 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 Iowa. * * * * 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 Christian Church. 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 morrow afternoon. 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 served. ^ 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 society. The Senior Christian Endeavor So ciety of Keller Memorial Duther.' n Church is holding tpcu-air service* this summer.